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Thursday, June 25, 2009

There Is Even A Time For Endings

It is with some sadness that I announce to you all that the time has come to shutter the BBA. In the heady early days of political blogging, this site played a role in making the right side of the political blogosphere self aware. As blogging and individual bloggers grew, matured, and spread into other new media, the BBA has not kept up. As a result, this particular concept of an umbrella group blog for the right in the state of Wisconsin is a concept whose time has come and gone.

Thank you to everyone who participated here, read our bloggers, and supported this site. The BBA is officially on mothballs. If another concept arises that can be helped by what's left of the Badger Blog Alliance brand, perhaps something will appear in this space again.

As a request from one long time member of the BBA, I leave you with Freebird.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

New product in search of a law suit

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Do you think he'll get an OJ jury?

Oklahoma Trooper Martin pulls over an ambulence that's en route because they failed to yeild to him, his partner and the mystery woman in the patrol car.

His priority must have been really important for him to stop with the ambulance for more than five minutes and bicker/choke the attending EMT (who's not the driver)/etc.:

As an EMT, I'd like to see Officer Martin in a more suitable job... say something at White Castle, if you know what I mean.

I could swear I hear the non-choking officer in the video respond to White's statement that they're transporting a man's mother to the hospital with, "Your momma."

Wedding March

Cool tribute to the happy couple from Mr. & Mrs. Subject 2 Change's wedding:

Happy one-week anniversary!


Friday, June 12, 2009

Don't forget:

Whale Wars!

Tonight!! On Discovery channel at 9pm CT!


Even the Trib's .. Steve Johnson thinks Letterman should apologize.

Trib readers lean that way too. Vote!

Dead on

Is it a sign of the Apocalypse when NOW aligns itself with a Republican front-runner?

Even that "women's advocacy group" - among others - took offense at Letterman's remarks about Palin's "slutty stewardess look" and her daughter (14-year-old Willow) getting "knocked up" by A Rod during their Yankees outing.

Who wants to sit by Letterman on his next flight? I'd keep my seatbelt on, 'cause it might be a bumpy ride.

Politically, Palin made an astute point that one can hope will be taken to heart (or any major organ) by the media:
[Palin] said there was a double standard where the media treats President Barack Obama's family as generally off-limits while her family was the target of jokes during last fall's presidential campaign and beyond.

Honey, that ain't the only double standard working here, but it's true.

Chelsea Clinton? The media called her horsey-faced and left her alone. When does that kid ever hit the radar? The Bush twins? Who do you think tipped the cops off so often to their bar-hopping antics? The Gore kids? Crap, I think the press used to buy them coke, hide their joints and alert them when the cops were in the neighborhood.

So now we know it's open season for anyone to take shots at Republicans and their children.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

If a tree falls in a forest

Kevin - they've been trying to blame the storms for this Air France crash from day one.

I appreciate the "global warming" humor, but if anyone believes it, pardon the pun, it won't fly. The pilot had been monitoring the storms and was/would have been flying fairly high in an attempt to get above them. The velocity theory doesn't work well either, for the same reason:

Both of these difficulties, had they become critical, would have been reported by the pilot, but no such transmission was received.

These theories will stand, however, unless the black box is found, which doesn't look like it'll happen - the proof is in the silence until the black box proves otherwise.

Best part of not knowing: If terrorists killed themselves and the rest of the Air France passengers and crew to draw publicity and support to their cause, they failed miserably.


I bet a certain someone wishes his new GM concoction could move at the speed of sound...

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Cage fight smack

As you know, I'm a big fan of MMA - it's a hundred times more exciting than boxing, or any other sport for that matter.

Of course I watched Mike Brown vs Urijah Faber 2 on Sunday - great fight! Mike Brown's great, but I root for Urijah Faber, who lost the Brown v Faber 1 fight after a wicked elbow strike left his jaw open for the first time; Brown caught him hard.

Here's why my man lost BvF2: a broken hand, which he carried for four of the five rounds, losing to Brown by decision.

Brown v Faber 2 replayed last night. Catch it when it replays again; check here for dates.

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Brit 2-year-old with IQ of Stephen Hawking

Not to take away from an amazing toddler, but this doesn't pass the smell test. For example,
"What do you use your eyes for?" brought the answer, "You close them when you go to sleep" and "You put your contact lenses in them."
The child-psychology expert who gave little Karina the classic Stanford-Binet IQ test "noted imaginative responses."

What if she'd quoted something she'd heard on the radio, like lines from "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds," or some childrens' poem? What's a child who's had Uncle Shelby read to her bound to come up with?


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

RE: If you're surprised by this, raise your hand


As much as we shouldn't be surprised by the discovery of Islamic terrorists on Air France Flight 447, frankly this little discovery at Cafe Hayek is also unsurprising.

Speculation has blossomed concerning the causes of the loss of Air France Flight 447 ("Wreckage yields clues in jet crash," News, Thursday).

It would be irresponsible to get ahead of evidence, but important factors are emerging. First, some experts blame global warming for the increased severity and frequency of hurricanes (most of which originate at latitudes within 5 to 15 degrees of the equator). Second, the flight appears to have passed through a band of equatorial megastorms. Finally, levels of turbulence in such storms are being investigated in the crash.

Perhaps the memorial service in Paris will be recognized as the first for airline victims of global warming.

Richard Danforth - Seneca, S.C.

Yes, according to the above letter from today's USAToday, the flight was taken down by...Global Warming.

If you're surprised by this, raise your hand

Two names on doomed Air France Flight 447's passenger list also appear on a list of radical Muslims considered a threat to France, according to French investigators.


Got a sensative tummy? You might want to stay away from Slim Jims.

Strangely, that was the first thing I thought when I read the headline, "Third Body Found in Slim Jim Plant Explosion Rubble."

Gas plants explode. Oil refineries explode. Fireworks plants explode. But Slim Jims?

Maybe Beloit should rethink having the Frito Lay factory and the Hormel's plant near the main freeway exit. They should definitely not be right next to each other.

"There's a part of her record that seems to be, up to now, been flying under the radar a bit. And that's her tough stance on criminals"

"and her unyielding commitment to finding justice for the victims of crime."

Joe Biden on what judges are all about: A tough stance on criminals and finding* justice.
*Find: as in, to come upon by chance; to locate or recover; to gain or regain the use of; etc.

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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Seller's market

Jib makes me rethink the whole thing about selling your kids to pay your mortgage. If you do, remember to think like a capitalist and market that kid as an exotic baby: