Monday, May 31, 2010
Bob Feller: The biggest thing that I was involved in was known as the "Marianas Turkey Shoot" [June 19, 1944]. That was in the Philippine Sea off the island of Saipan with the Third Fleet and Task Force 58. We shot down over 470 Japanese airplanes in one day. And that was the end of the Japanese Naval Air Force.
Baseball Hall of Famer Bob Feller is 91. He broke into the majors at 17 in 1936. When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, he joined the Navy the next day-becoming the first big leaguer to join the military after the attack. To hear Feller talk about his combat experience is always enlightening-he is a national treasure whose life should be studied in American history classes.
Here are some excerpts from recent interviews that Feller has given. You will surely note that Feller did not limit high hard ones to the batter at home plate-he saved his best stuff for the enemy:
PD: When did you first hear of the attack on Pearl Harbor?
BF: While I was driving to Chicago. I made up my mind right then and there that I was going to enlist. When I got to Chicago, I called Gene Tunney, head of the Naval Physical Fitness Program. I told him I was ready to sign up to join the Navy. He told me what I needed to do.
PD: Did you ever think about what you were giving up to enlist, and that you might lose not only your career, but your life?
BF: As soon as the war broke out, I was in, no matter what I was doing at the time. I wasn't concerned about anything but trying to do whatever I could to help my country.
PD: You were a gun captain on the USS Alabama in the Pacific theater. What did that entail?
BF: I was in charge of 25 guys -- 24 on the guns, one guy standing beside me. I pulled the trigger.
PD: Were you ever afraid to die during combat?
BF: Never gave it a thought. You always knew that if a bullet had your name on it, you were going to get it. But when you're young, everybody thinks it's got somebody else's name on it. That's why we have wars.
There was always a little panic, sure. Everybody had different emotions. But you had a job to do, and you needed to have a clear head. What they teach you in war college is, when you're on the guns, kill the other guy before he kills you. We had a few gutless people aboard, yes, and we got rid of them.
PD: What do you mean by "got rid of them"?
BF: Shore duty or something else way from the ship.
PD: Did you shoot down kamikazes?
BF: Oh, hell yes. We had Variable Density goggles, which I have in my museum in Iowa. Kamikazes would come out of the sun at high noon, and you supposedly couldn't see them. We could use the goggles to block out the sun and see the plane and splash it with the barrel straight up. We fired eight rounds a second out of the 40-mm quad.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Forget about the BP spill for a moment and look at this serial killer -coddling judge that Obama wants to promote to the 2nd Circuit. Watch how Sessions/Coburn & Kyl of the Senate Judiciary Committee take him to task:
Friday, May 28, 2010
As the Mets battle their way through this roller coaster season, Carlos Beltran is still down in Florida, where he has been cleared by the medical staff to lay around by the pool-and cash Fred Wilpon's checks. He is what I call a "NASA Player"-like the space shuttle flights, every conceivable condition has to be right in order for Beltran to even think about coming back. Anyway, Joe Benigno pinned Beltran out years ago as a guy who mails it in, and time has proven Joey B right:
Thursday, May 27, 2010
This is from a few weeks ago-but it is still funny. Elena Kagan ("Lady Kaga") visted Senator Hatch who shows her the award he received from the NRA. When looking at the award, Kaga says "It's gorgeous" in that heavy Upper West Side accent of hers. She sounds like a character from "Coffee Talk"- that old Michael Myers skit on Saturday Night Live.
I can see Kagan in Coffee Talk saying "The 2nd Amendment does not give citizens the right to own a handgun or a rifle. Discuss amongst yourselves."
But unfortunately, she probably will give that opinion from the bench.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
I Pledge Allegiance
And the Socialist State of America
And to the Collective
For Which it Stands
Under pressure to take action, President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered 1,200 National Guard troops to boost security along the U.S.-Mexico border, pre-empting Republican efforts to force a congressional vote to send the troops.
My guess is that the President will order these troops to hand out voter registration applications to all those who are crossing the border.
I mean, you could be an undocumented person crossing the border with your kids eating ice cream, and then the National Guard can ask you for identification? Sounds like Nazi Germany to me. And we have been lectured on how horrible it is to stop people and ask for proof of legal residence.
So the Stoop believes that the National Guard is there to escort people directly into the nearest voting booth.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
U2’s reason for putting off its 16 North American stadium dates until next year is to let Bono recover from emergency back surgery.
Apparently, the injury was caused by carrying the weight of the world on his back.
I wonder if he had the surgery in Cuba-don't they have the best health care system in the world?
Sunday, May 23, 2010
What happened the other day tells you all you need to know about how the libs are controlled by these hacks. The Secretary of Education Arne Duncan came to NYC to visit a charter school & a public school. The union did not like the public school he picked to visit-because it was one of the rare schools where the principal was permitted to fire an incompetent teacher. So the union head called up their houseboy Duncan, and made him add a union -approved school to his itinerary.
The New York Slimes says it here:
When word circulated that Mr. Duncan planned to visit Kings Collegiate Charter School in Brownsville and Public School 65 in East New York, Randi Weingarten, the former head of the city’s teachers union, who is now president of the American Federation of Teachers, called him to express her disapproval. The principal of P.S. 65, Daysi Garcia, is one of only a few principals who have managed to have a teacher fired for incompetence. Several teachers have left since she took over several years ago, in part, union officials said, because they felt Ms. Garcia had treated them disrespectfully.
So at the union’s request, Mr. Duncan’s aides added a third school, Public School 241 in Crown Heights, to his itinerary.
Imagine that. They call him up and presto-he changes his schedule to meet the union's needs. Weingarten-who has done more to ruin public education than anyone in memory- should have gone all out: had Duncan wash her car; take lunch orders for union officials etc. We all know he would have done it.
Lesson: as long as the union literally controls what the Secretary of Education does, there will not be educational choice in America.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Anyway, Robbie had his own list of things that would happen if we did start to do the lawful thing and enforce our borders.
Here is his response to his cousin-the liberal lawyer:
You forgot to put these things on the list of what would happen if we enforced our immigration laws:
10)find new place to buy Kilos of Heroin
11)Force Teenagers to get a job
12)pay US Citizens 18$ an hr instead of paying illegals 8$ an Hr
13)pay 1.50 for a head of lettuce instead of 1.20
14) be prepared to wait an hr less in the emergency room
I could go on forever.
Did you hear about when ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) raided the Swift meat packing plant in Oklahoma?
400 illegal workers were taken away. The next day, they had 800 citizens applying for the Jobs.
When Mexican lawyers are allowed to argue cases in court for $10 bucks an hour, I think we
might be hearing a different tune from you.
Hasta La vista Chaz.
From Cousin Roberto
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I just happened to tune into the Miss USA pageant as Miss Oklahoma was being asked the illegal immigration question and, when she was giving her answer, I got a flashback to a question about abortion rights in my constitutional law final exam. The constitutional law question called for an opinion about how the Supreme Court should rule on a future abortion issue. At that moment, I knew that I was being used as a lab rat and that my grade was dependent on an answer that provided an outright embrace of the far-left "I love Roe v. Wade" dogma. If I didn't give the penumbra of privacy snow job, I knew my grade would suffer because the professor -a person high-up in the ACLU- would hate it. If my grade suffers, I don't get a good job. So I did a horrible thing. I compromised my beliefs. I now have a very good job, however, and get to thumb my nose at my upper west side neighbors.
So when Ms. Oklahoma was asked a highly charged political question about whether Arizona was engaging in racial profiling, I knew she had to say how horrible Arizona is because, implicit in the question, it was obvious the Judge was a flaming liberal. Unfortunately for Miss Oklahoma, she stuck to her true beliefs and gave an answer that 3/4 of all Americans agree with. As a result, Miss Oklahoma became runner up and Miss Michigan, who gave a PC answer to a softball question about whether insurance should pay for birth control, won the contest. Do we have any doubt that the Judge gave Miss Oklahoma a bad grade because she did not agree with his point of view. (Note, if you do have a doubt, see Carrie Prejean).
The moral of the story is that the liberals are the ones who always happen to the "Judges". When they are judging you, you can either be true to your beliefs and suffer the short-term consequences or bow down to their agenda in order to be ordained.
What a piece of work this guy is. It turns out the closest he came to Vietnam was watching The Deer Hunter. It reminds me of a guy who told me his father died during World War II. Was it in the Pacific? No. Europe? No. He died in Brooklyn, but it was 1944, so it was during World War II.
You would think "Rambo" Blumenthal would slink away in shame-but liberal politicians are incapable of feeling shame.
My favorite part of the story is that it was given to the Times by Rambo's opponent Linda McMahon-the wife of Vince McMahon. Her opposition research consisted of having the Iron Sheik google this guy's military record. And that military record turned out to be as fake as a Vince McMahon -promoted wrestling match.
This just in: Rambo says he misspoke when he said he received the Purple Heart. What he meant to say is that he liked the movie Purple Rain.
If he loses, look for Obama to name him Secretary of Defense.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
We see it as an entrepreneurial bill, a bill that says to someone, if you want to be creative and be a musician or whatever, you can leave your work, focus on your talent, your skill, your passion, your aspirations because you will have health care.
Quit your job. Grab your guitar. Smoke your pot. We'll subsidize your needs. This is the Speaker of the House. The leader of the libs. What a reckless statement to make to people-quit your job.
When you see a statement like that from the Speaker of the House no less, your first reaction is it must be a mistake, but then you realize who is saying it, and what she believes in, and you realize it is true.
She is a socialist-and a nutjob.
And she is their leader-always remember that.
Monday, May 17, 2010
1306-1310 Nostrand Avenue
848 Fulton Street 747 Franklin Avenue
Why are there no billboards in neighborhoods where there are majority white people? I see white kids wearing saggy pants all the time. They are in neighborhoods/districts where Adams is their State Senator. Don't they need to hear Adams' message as well? By placing the billboards exclusively in black neighborhoods Adams is saying that in his mind, blacks who wear saggy pants are doing something wrong but whites who do so are OK.
Sounds like profiling, right?
Sunday, May 16, 2010
The solution? Everyone who supports the enforcement of our immigration laws should send $10 dollars to JD Hayworth. Hayworth can take the untold millions and buy the Suns from the current owner. We'll have the team renamed the Arizona Wall, and of course, they will truly be America's team.
And will give Steve Hash his walking papers (he already has his rolling papers).
I just watched the first half of the Celtics-Magic. Dwight Howard is the best center in the NBA-and he has no back to the basket game. None. He can dunk REALLY well. And he can rebound like crazy. But then again, are there any good centers with low- post moves in the NBA? Maybe my guy Brook Lopez. That's it. Anyway, to get the stench of Howard's low-post game out of my memory, I had to go back and watch the greatest of them all-Hakeem Olajuwon. Olajuwon had move moves than a rubik cube. With the footwork of a 6-10 Fred Astaire. Remember how he torched David Robinson in the 1995 playoffs after Robinson won the regular season MVP award? It was as good as it gets:
Friday, May 14, 2010
Ruth Bader Ginsburg tied for first in her class at Columbia, but neither Obama nominee is academically distinguished. Sotomayor called herself an "affirmative action baby" who, at Princeton, was urged to read children's books in the summer to improve her reading and writing skills. Kagan never served as a judge, never litigated a case before being named solicitor general, never wrote a book or anything else anyone has turned up that manifests real legal scholarship.
From her Princeton thesis on the sad demise of 20th-century socialism, to her tears at the defeat of the radical liberal Senate candidate Elizabeth Holtzman in 1980, to her hostility to the U.S. military on the Harvard campus while dean of the law school, Kagan has revealed herself to be one more Ivy League leftist anxious to use a lifetime seat on the court, winning the plaudits of her peers by imposing her ideology on a nation that has never voted for it.
"A teenager wearing a t-shirt with the American flag on it is now divisive and offensive. A newspaper photograph of a woman playing a classic american sport-softball-is bigoted. But building a mosque which will open on Sept. 11 2011 right next to the destroyed World Trade Center is NOT offensive but, in fact, celebrates open-mindedness? "
Thursday, May 13, 2010
This YouTube clip from the attorney general's testimony today will be the most painful two minutes of video you will ever watch. Mr. Holder would obviously rather get a root-canal than utter the words "radical Islam" (despite the fact that his description of the American people as "a nation of cowards" on race and of Bush officials as war criminals seemed to roll of the tongue without much difficulty).
"I did not go out with her, but other guys did,” Eliot Spitzer said of his old Princeton buddy Elena Kagan yesterday, joining other longtime friends of the Supreme Court nominee who are reluctantly stepping forward to quash rumors she's a lesbian.
Spitzer went on to say "I even offered her $10,000 to go out on a 'date' with me and she refused. And back then, there were no money laundering banking laws to avoid, so I took the whole $10,000 out in one shot-from the bank account which was flush with cash from the trust fund set up for me by my rich father."
Don't you hate it when the media leaves out the whole quote?
Don't you love the Obama White House? To squash the rumors that Kagan is not gay, they trot out the ex-governor that was busted for prostitution.
If Jim McGreevy actually dated Kagan, the White House would cover it up, and instead go with the Spitzer story.
Hey, did you see that photo of Kagan playing softball? Gay Activists Outraged Over WSJ Elena Kagan Softball Photo
She is more qualified to be the Mets batting coach than to sit on the Supreme Court.
From that batting stance, she is more than ready for the softball questions the libs on the Senate Judiciary Committee with toss at her.
I see she bats right-handed. To the libs, that is evidence that she will be a centrist Supreme Court Justice.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Los Angeles on Wednesday became the largest city yet to boycott Arizona over its tough new law targeting illegal immigration in a move that likely will affect some $8 million in contracts with the state.
The way Los Angeles handles its finances, it will rip up its $8 million in contracts with Arizona and replace it with $16 million in contacts with Mexico City.
Let's do some geographical math: what do you get when you add California and Mexico?
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Michael Savage says everything that needs to be said about illegal immigration and the lunacy that our elected representatives represent the interests of illegal aliens instead of American citizens. How can that happen? According to Savage, it happened because we let it happen-and we are garbage for letting it happen. A classic rant:
Monday, May 10, 2010
She is the Solicitor General for the Obama administration. The Solicitor General represents the President in matters before the Supreme Court. That means she advocates on behalf of Obama and tries to persuade the Supreme Court to rule in Obama's favor. From Obama's point of view, how could you do better than appointing someone to the Court who already has a history of advocating on your behalf? Are we really supposed to believe that she will be impartial and make the transition from advocate to neutral judge? This is not a Kagan- specific criticism; every Solicitor General should barred from being appointed to the Court by the same President that named them Solicitor General. It would be like Phil Jackson going from coaching the Lakers to NBA ref. With no job or time in between. Would the NBA let him ref Laker games? Of course not. His time as a Laker coach would create a conflict; people would not perceive him as being neutral. The same goes for Kagan, how can we think she would be neutral on the Supreme Court when she was just advocating on behalf of Obama before that very court?
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Sotomayor urges anxious grads to embrace future...
Jeter: I cried all the time—1992, when I first signed, similar to Mo. I had no roommate, because I signed late. .... I struggled for the first time. I cried almost every day. That was tough.
Posada: I went to junior college [in Decatur, Ala]. So I cried there.
Rivera: Not that I cried a lot. I did cry, like two, three times.
The Bronx Bitches.
After this revelation, ABC is in talks with these guys to take over "The View".
After the interview, they all went to the new Sex in the City movie together.
When they retire, they are going to put a giant box of Kleenex in monument park in their honor.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
The idiot fan who rightfully was tasered for running around on the field during the Philles game made me think of this great moment in baseball history:
About 10 years ago, a friend of mine had a sister visiting New York from England. It was her first trip to America. We showed her around the town and got to talking. She starting telling me her thoughts on how horribly America had treated Native-Americans throughout history. I got into it with her and told her that I disagreed with her but besides that, even if I did agree with her I would never tell her. I told her the reason I wouldn't publicly agree with her even if I thought she was right was because I am not in the business of agreeing with foreigners when they bash my country to my face. Ever. Go do it with someone else. America is my family, and I keep criticism of the family within the family.
When it comes to Lawrence, I feel the same way. I'm not going to bash him. Ever. He is the greatest sports figure of my lifetime. He was the Babe Ruth of defensive football. The greatest player in the greatest sport. He came into the pros when I was 15 and retired when I was 27. So I was old enough to see it all, and young enough to have it impact me. And speaking as a Giant fans-he was ours. So no, there will not be any LT bashing here.
Imagine thousands of people were sneaking into Phoenix Suns games without tickets. The management would quickly crack down on the "undocumented spectators." Security personnel would engage in "profiling" - singling out younger male fans wandering around without obvious seats. They would want to see some "papers" - ticket stubs. Those lacking documentation would be deported out of the arena, or, in some cases, arrested.
EDITORIAL: Amnesty for illegal Phoenix Suns fans - Washington Times
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
The Stoop believes that the "Los Suns" jersey is an attempt by Suns to distract from the racist, anti-immigrant patterns and practices that the Suns have engaged in and continue to engage in-even in the game against the Spurs where they will wear the "Los Suns" jerseys.
Here is the irrefutable evidence:
First, the Suns have implemented a rule that is strictly enforced that is solely designed to severely limit the number of undocumented persons that can attend the game. That limit is the 20,000 people that the Suns have arbitrarily decided can enter the arena. How can we believe that the Suns support an open border with no restrictions on who enters the country when they themselves put severe restrictions on who can attend the historic Suns-Spurs playoff game? In a state with a population of 480,000 undocumented persons, how can the Suns deny so many hard-working persons of color access to the game? The numbers speak for themselves: the Suns have instituted a policy that will deny more than 99% of undocumented people from attending the game.
But the Suns discrimination does not stop there. An undocumented person attempting to enter the arena will be stopped by the Suns security force that will ask them to produce documentation (a ticket). Doesn't that sound like Nazi Germany? If they do not have the documentation, they will be denied admission. Let me get this straight: the Suns think that you don't have to produce papers to enter the country but they reserve the right to ask EVERY SINGLE person for proper documentation? We all know that undocumented persons rightly are very wary to be put in situations where they are asked to produce documentation. Yet, the Suns management has a zero tolerance policy which requires people to produce proof. Clearly, this is a system designed to severely limit the number of undocumented persons from attending a Suns game. The bottom line is that the Suns are violating the civil rights of people of color by asking them to produce a ticket. They don't want them to attend the game, and the whole "produce a ticket" thing is nothing more than a pretext designed to keep the crowd whiter than Steve Nash. Obviously the Suns have a practice against "ATTENDING THE GAME WHILE LATINO".
Another way the Suns are engaging in civil rights violations is by requiring that undocumented persons pay money for tickets that will gain them admission to the game. We all know that the wages of undocumented persons are much less when compared to American citizens. Yet, the Suns have instituted a practice of charging prices for a ticket that is well beyond the means of the average undocumented person. The prices are so high, the Suns might as well put a neon sign on the marquee: Amigo, Stay Home. Moreover, the Suns have intentionally made the tickets closest to the court the most expensive. Thus, even if a undocumented person can afford to attend the game, it is very likely that the only ticket he could afford will be way up in the rafters. It is the Suns way of putting undocumented persons on the back of the bus. This is economic racism, simple and plain.
Finally, by wearing the "Los Suns" jersey, the Suns are being intolerant of other cultures. In a league where 75% of the players are African-American, why have the Suns never wore a jersey that reflects African-American culture? There is no excuse for such behaviour.
So there we have it. By limiting the number of people who can attend the game, requiring documentation to enter the arena, and engaging in economic racism in pricing the tickets, the Suns have proven to be hostile to the rights of undocumented persons.
And having millionaire players wear a "Los Suns" jersey does nothing to change that.
And when that candidate becomes the President of the United States, he could become a hero to all of those who want to bring about change that we can believe in.
So his future is bright.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Under the Rooney Rule, when there is a head coaching vacancy in the NFL, teams must interview at least one minority candidate for the job. Ideally, its supposed help minority candidates get more exposure to the powers that be in the NFL, and that exposure/contact will result in minorities getting coaching jobs.
While the Rooney Rule sounds good on paper, many minorities have complained that the process can be demeaning in certain circumstances. For example, when a team wants to hire a big name coach --say a Bill Parcells -- the process calls for a team to interview a candidate who has no chance at getting the job. And that candidate feels that he is just being called in to fulfill a quota, which is flat-out wrong.
Which brings us to how Obama will use the liberal version of the Rooney Rule to fill the vacancy created by Justice Stevens' impending retirement.
Obama will fill the seat with someone who is a member of a racial/ethnic minority group, or a woman, or both.
But he will interview a white male candidate-- who despite excellent liberal credentials--, has no chance in getting the job.
And that candidate looks to be Merrick Garland. Check this out, from this week's New York Magazine:
Concerning the third front-runner, however, there has been precious little hubbub. The candidate in question is Merrick Garland, a Bill Clinton appointee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Garland is well known, well respected, and tremendously well liked in Washington legal circles; even Republicans have nice things to say about him (which has both advantages and disadvantages, about which more shortly). Yet Garland also happens to possess certain qualities that are, shall we say, politically suboptimal. He is white. He is male.
Think about the significance of that paragraph. The fact that the man is qualified is not enough. For liberals,-- and it is always this way with them-- Garland's skin color and gender make him a poor choice, regardless of his qualifications.
And why do I think Obama will trot Garland in for an interview, with no real intention of considering him for the job? Past performance is a good indication of future action.
Look at the Sotomayor selection process. Check out this from The New Yorker:
(Nydia) Velázquez gripped Obama by both hands. “Mr. President, you have an opportunity, here in your hands, to shape the United States Supreme Court for years to come.” Obama whispered into Velázquez’s ear and smiled. “I know—there’s a Puerto Rican woman.”
Obama did not know Sotomayor's name-but he knew her ethnic background. And that background was considered a plus.
And for liberals, Garland's background is a negative.
Which is why he has a better chance of getting an NFL coaching job than getting nominated for the Supreme Court by Obama.
And that is even more true in politics. Politicians need simple phrases they can say over and over again to drill into our rapidly decaying brains.
With that in mind, the Stoop has come up with a slogan that like-minded politicians should use when talking about our illegal immigration problem. It's easily understood, catchy, and memorable. We know we need to secure our borders. And the only thing that can work is a wall. A 2000 mile wall. And regarding the wall, this should be the talking point:
IF WE BUILD IT, THEY WILL NOT COME