Saturday, March 14, 2009

Out for an airing

We took a drive to do errands today and I must say it was a beautiful day. Still a little cool but lovely. Here is a picture of Allen Harbor in Harwichport before the summer residents get to town with their boats.


I found this when I went out for the mail today. At last!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Ads on Frenchy's House Party

Howdy Folks!

You may have noticed ads on my blog. I am testing out AdSense from Google to see if a normal (you'll forgive the assumption) person like me can make any change from these ads. When you have finished looking through FHP please take a moment or two to click on the ads and then go to the next page in your "journey". I'd appreciate it and I will let you know what the results are.



The New Godfather

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Fox-WorldNetDaily Spin Machine

Why go out and hunt for news when you can just sit in your basement and make it up? This is truly disgraceful:

Yesterday, Fox News claimed that President Obama's Wikipedia entry was being edited to take out all the important "facts" of his controversial past and mysterious birth. The source of this story? WorldNetDaily's Aaron Klein, so you know it was double-dipped in truthiness.

Wired then looked into exactly what was being edited in the entry and made a interesting discovery.

Klein found it particularly alarming that a Wikipedia user called "Jerusalem21" was recently hit with a three-day wiki-suspension after twice posting the neutral and encyclopedic fact that there are "some doubts about whether Obama was born in the U.S. "

So who is this poor mistreated seeker after the truth, "Jerusalem21?"

Curiously, it turns out that Jerusalem21, whoever he or she might be, has only worked on one other Wikipedia entry since the account was created, notes ConWebWatch. That's Aaron Klein's entry, which Jerusalem21 created in 2006, and has edited 37 times.

Klein, who serves as WND's Jerusalem bureau chief, did not immediate respond to an e-mail Monday.

Klein repeatedly inserts lunatic ravings into Obama's entry, gets himself banned from Wikipedia, reports his "concern" about this horrible mistreatment of an unknown user, and Fox dutifully serves it as news.

Why bother to distort real news when you can just make up your own?

Reading the newspaper

Sometimes you just want to read the paper in peace, and sometimes Preston has other ideas.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

"Octo-Mom" gets "papped" in LA

One More Mullet Photo

Ain't love grand?

I should live so long...

From the NY Times:

Daniel Button, Editor and Lawmaker dead at 91

Daniel E. Button, a former member of Congress, newspaper editor and author, died here on Saturday. He was 91.

The cause was a respiratory ailment, his daughter Nancy Button Nathan said.

As executive editor of The Times Union in the 1960s, Button challenged Albany’s Democratic machine, which was headed by Erastus Corning and Daniel O’Connell.

He was elected to the House of Representatives as a Republican in a heavily Democratic district in 1966 and served two terms. He ran unsuccessfully for a third term as an outspoken critic of the Vietnam War in 1970.

Republican Obstructionism

If you've ever thought that the Congressional Republicans weren't simply working toward a better America for us all, we have this little bit for you from Congressman Patrick McHenry, in which he spells out quite clearly that the Republican strategy going forward is to obstruct, denigrate, delay, and destroy America. In his own words:

GOP Rep. Patrick McHenry, a key player in helping craft the Republican message, has offered an unusually blunt description of the Republican strategy right now.

McHenry’s description is buried in this new article from National Journal (sub. only):

"We will lose on legislation. But we will win the message war every day, and every week, until November 2010," said Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., an outspoken conservative who has participated on the GOP message teams. "Our goal is to bring down approval numbers for [Speaker Nancy] Pelosi and for House Democrats. That will take repetition. This is a marathon, not a sprint."

McHenry’s spokesperson, Brock McCleary, tells me his boss is standing by the quote.

McHenry’s description of his party’s goal — to “bring down approval numbers” for Nancy Pelosi and House Dems — is being much talked about today among Congressional Dems. It’s likely that Dems will grab on to the quote today to bolster their charge that Congressional Republicans aren’t interested in playing a constructive role in governing and see their hope for political revival in the eventual failure of the Democratic majority’s policies.

You may (or may not) remember McHenry's contretemps with Rep. Barney Frank on the floor of the House when Barney had to (figuratively) smack down the little weasel because he was either too stupid or too foolish to know the rules of the House. It's a gem!

Buns In The Ovens?

Iron Chef Cat Cora has announced that she (l) and her wife Jennifer (r) are both pregnant! From Huffington Post:
"Iron Chef America" star Cat Cora (l) and her wife Jennifer Cora (r) are both pregnant, she announced. Both are expecting boys, which will double their brood. They are already parents to older boys, Caje, 22 months and Zoran, 5, from the same donor as the two who are coming.

On her MySpace blog, Cat posted the following message:

"Iron Chef's Cat Cora has a bigger surprise than the unveiling of her secret ingredient on her hit Food Network show; She's expecting her third--and fourth--sons! "It's really crazy!" the chef, 41, tells OK! Most unusual, Cat will give birth three months after her partner, Jennifer Cora, 37. "We decided that having them a year apart is harder than having kids as infants together," Cat says of their planned pregnancies. Their four children have the same sperm donor but Cat says," [Jennifer] carried my embryo amd [sic] I carried hers. It's like surrogating, but obviously all of our kids are equal."

Monday, March 09, 2009

Fun Pix Day

Just a few photos that have been gathering at FHP:

All she needs now is a drink holder and an ashtray. Love the hat though...

Someone was apparently filming me and my scuba instructor while on vacation last year!


I've heard of horsepower...

His mother must be so proud...

Leia, honey... enough with the Wookie Bars already!


Uh, honey... You've got your breasts on backwards!

There should be an age limit for breats implants. Yikes!

I ain't touching it!


I received an email from a friend who had just seen an outrageous hairdo and wanted to discuss it. It was a "woman" with a mullet. I have to say that I consider the mullet probably the worst hairdo inflicted on the world at large, even more than the mohawk, dreads (on white people) and "high and tight" (on anyone other than military or police). While the mohawk is usually the province of kooks and punks, dreads on whites the province of affluent kids who want to make their folks cringe, and "high and tight", that of the aforementioned cops and military boys and those that want to be like them, the mullet seems to go best on rednecks and lesbians. What is it about lesbians and mullets anyway, unless of course you want to advertise that you are a lesbian. I don't get it but I believe that mullets need to go. Now! Take a look at these:

The "Skullet"

Nice hair Mac!

Yep! This mullet, my pickup, and my awsome bod is going to get me some tail!

I can't afford the serious treatments I'd need after that!

I just can't comment on this one!

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Oh Boy!!!

Coming May 8th!

Oklahoma Tells Gun-Owning Obama Voters To Get Out

I don't know what offends me more about this story. Is it the instructor, a state employee, telling someone who they can and cannot vote for to participate in a state-run program or that it took 3 complaints from people about this to get anything done. I thank the imaginary super-being for living in Massachusetts!


Nasty story. Fortunately, the state handled it well. Well, they apparently didn't handle it well when they were first informed of the problem - it took a third person to tell them that they too were offended before the state felt they "had" to act.
Dunkley and his father, Daniel Reddy, who live in Tulsa, went to Broken Arrow on Tuesday night for a hunter safety course normally required to get an Oklahoma hunting license....
But when father and son arrived at the lesson, the volunteer instructor, Kell Wolf, asked if any of the students voted for President Barack Obama.
Reddy, a transplanted Californian — and former Marine — raised his hand.
According to Reddy and others in the room, Wolf called Obama "the next thing to the Antichrist" and ordered Reddy and Dunkley from the room. When Reddy refused, Wolf said he would not teach "liberals" and would cancel the course if Reddy didn't leave.
So Reddy and Dunkley left, as did a few others.
Read the rest of the story. The state was appropriately outraged AFTER a third person complained. It would have been nice had the state of Oklahoma done something when they were first informed of their state employees violating the constitutional rights of their citizens.

Breakfast of Champions

We went out for a light breakfast. Biscuits and gravy with eggs and "loaded" homefries. My cardiologist is on the joint's speed dial.

-Uploaded from my iPhone-

To "Sir" With Love

That Tobin has been keeping a big ol' secret about what goes on back in Iowa. Ah well... boys will be boys!