Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Bush the Revisionist

5 years ago GW Bush declared "Mission Accomplished". Dana Perino says it another way. Excuse me Dana, but I say "Bullshit!"

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Nice Day for a Walk

If you enjoy this, go here, and open it up to full screen. Way too much fun, unless you don't enjoy heights!


I just can't help myself.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Captain Crab's Week in Pictures

Turn! Turn! Turn!

Yes, I did drive over this bridge.

I have no idea how or why this bus is where it is.

Cheap Gas. Station Closed. For a LONG time.

For Gwen.

What a place!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

A Public Service Announcement

This has Bill O'Reilly at faux news upset. I think it's just fun!

Take this fun quiz about Senator McCain.

And Jackie and Dunlap from Red State Update have their own opinion on this.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Mr. Bruce Goes to Denver

Congressman Steve King, Republican from Iowa, has always been my favorite loony politician, until Colorado State Representative Douglas Bruce, Republican from Colorado Springs, Colorado got into politics. He didn't run for office, but was appointed to fill a vacancy. He was sworn in in January. Here are just a few of the things Rep. Bruce has accomplished in his short political career:

The Colorado House of Representatives censured Rep. Douglas Bruce for kicking a newspaper photographer. (before he was sworn-in)

Demanded he get sworn-in with the full House in attendance.

Rep. Douglas Bruce made much of his decision to wait until five days after the opening of this year's legislative session to be sworn in despite appeals by his own party that he start on time. But records show the Colorado Springs Republican charged per diem, and received payment, as if he had started on day one.

Bruce angered his colleagues when he refused to co-sponsor a resolution honoring Military and Veterans Appreciation Day. (with the gallery full of Veterans and Active Duty Personnel)

He was ordered to leave the podium of the Colorado House of Representatives on Monday after calling Mexican workers "illiterate peasants."

Compared himself to Jimmy Stewart in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"

This information comes from the Rocky Mountain News.

Deal or screwed by the media

"Incidentally, the president's support didn't do much good for the contestant either: The Iraq war vet went from banking around $140,000 to just a little over $25,000 before finally recouping some of his losses -- which makes this just the latest instance of a U.S. soldier being fucked by George Bush."

Read the entire post here.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Birthday Party

"I want to give my children all I can, but it's not a monetary thing," Kaster says. "A $500 party doesn't mean I love them any less than if they had a $5,000 party, as long as they have a good time. And that's what it's all about."

Stephanie Kaster of Manhattan

Rear all about it here.

All of this seems rather obscene to me.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Stop the Slaughter!

A Great Pirate Song

This song was written by and originally recorded by "The Arrogant Worms". This version is by "Captain Tractor". Enjoy!

Not Arkansas

These pictures were not taken in Arkasas, but Iowa. And yes, people do live in at least one of the trailers.

Oppenheimer: "Look Up"

The H posted this at Three Pints and a Towel. She gave me permission to post it here. She's very sweet.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Sh Boom!

As you may or not know, PJ belongs to a bowling league. From September until April, once a week she treks to Eagle Lanes, puts on her fancy bowling shoes, gets her custom ball out of her locker, and commences to set the lanes afire.

I would always call late Thursday afternoon to wish her good luck and tell her to bowl well. On Friday, I would call to see how well she bowled. "I sucked" or "like sh#$" were her normal answers. Then, one week I forgot to call. I felt bad, because it had become a ritual. I thought that my encouragement was helping and that if the call wasn't made she would really bowl bad.

The next day I called to ask how she had bowled and to tell her that I felt horrible for forgetting the pep talk call. She had bowled GREAT the night that I forgot. Oh well, no more encouragement from the Crab.

Here are pictures of that famous Yankton spot, SH BOOMS. I especially like location of the Bud sign. Every "Family FUN Center" should have one.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Nice horse

I really like this horse.

Back to the political front

As you all know, at least one or two of you, I have remained fairly balanced in my political writings on this site. Unless you are named Willard or Coulter. So, I present you with this video, not because I support Ms. Clinton anymore than Mr. Obama, but just because I like it.

Other things of note: ABC news really asked the tough questions at last night's debate.

Tim Robbins did the keynote speech at the National Association of Broadcasters meeting this week.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Cattle and Horses

In the following pictures that I took this week, you can observe the differences between cattle and horses.

"Why do you want a picture of us?"

"Go away. We're bored."

"Hey, dude on the road, what's up?"

"Don't leave. We're bored."

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Church People

I drank heavily with serious Christians in the hotel bar tonight. More to come, hopefully.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Bored? Check out the bird cam!

If you are really bored or very interested in nature, go to the bird cam. The owls have babies now.

Update: There are two (maybe 3) baby eagles and the falcon has two or three eggs!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Do All Ambassadors Speak This Way?

“Uh, that is uh, a, uh, matter that we, er, um, uh are carefully, uh, considering.”

Ambassador Crocker explaining something in his testimony before congress.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Something to make you feel better

We are now in the phase NHFLT*. So, to help you stay in a good mood until Memorial Day, here is a little ditty for you.

*no holidays for a long time

Are you searching for truth?

Here are the answers to all of your quesions. As an example:

Q: Dave, for which of Colombia's two exports do we need a new trade agreement?
Submitted by Juan Snow Valdez from Bogota, Colombia

A: Dude.

Answered 04/09/08 06:32:15 by Dave Barry

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Great Lines

From the Politico's 50 Greatest Political Moments:

1988 — Bentsen swats Quayle: The 41-year-old Republican vice presidential nominee had been answering questions about his qualifications by pointing out that he had been in Congress as long as JFK had been when he ran for president in 1960. It must be said that Dan ­Quayle ­was leading with his chin. The 67-year-old Democrat, Lloyd Bentsen, popped it, with the most-famous debate insult ever: “Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you’re no Jack Kennedy.”

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Friday, April 4, 2008

Now for Something Completly Different

I must admit it's rude, crude and in bad taste. But it is funny!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

An Independent Voice

Amazingly truthful. Especially when he comments on chickenhawks. Go here.