Sunday, April 30, 2006

They still don't get it!

From here:

NEW YORK (AP) -- Now that immigrants have grabbed the nation's attention, what next?

Monday has been set aside for immigrants to boycott work, school and shopping to show how much they matter to their communities.

Why do they always seem to conveniently leave out the most important word in this whole friggen debate:


That's the whole crux of this debate. They are here Illegally, with no use for this country other than a job and government benefit bank. Unlike the influx of legal immigrants earlier in the last century (and who continue to this day), who wanted not only to make a better life for themselves but actually assimilate and become American, many if not most of the illegal immigrants from Mexico and elsewhere appear have no such intention. Rather, their behavior as of late appears to portend an intention to have two United States. One United States of America, one United States of Mexico. Abraham Lincoln said it best when he proclaimed that a "House divided against itself cannot stand." The illegal immigrants attempts not to assimilate but rather balkanize portends a France-Like outcome. Balkanization leads to a division of purpose, alienation, and ultimately chaos and breakdown.

But it appears to be a pocketbook issue for the businesses who hire them, and a potential boon for politicians, who salivate at the prospect of a future voting bloc of millions.

Tomorrow, illegal Mexicans will boycott stores, etc., en masse.

I call on my readers and anyone else who will listen, to make it a special point to patronize your local stores, shoppes, and other businesses in your neighborhood tomorrow, en masse.

(Filed under reconquista, the fifth column)

Little Cicero asked for it...

Little Cicero has tagged me and challenged me to write three nice things about algore.

I've decided to take the challenge, and to take it to the extreme. With apologies to Nihlist, I offer the top 11 positive things about algore:

11. He invented the Internet...
10. He gave Buddhists (who had taken a vow of poverty) something to do with their money.
9. He made it possible for the remainder of his cronies to end up in the upper 99 percent in class ranking at Divinity School.
8. Without algore, we wouldn't know when the earth will end.
7. Without algore, we'd have to rely on less-reliable sources for our global warming news; like Art Bell.
6. Pharmaceutical companies would go out of business..
5. He made Bill Clinton look intelligent.
4. Algore would make an amoeba look intelligent.
3. Big Oil would have to find another benefactor.
2. What other politician knows how to chop, shred, spike, strip and sell tobacco?
1. Algore doesn't like Hillary Clinton.

(Filed under
great blogs, moonbat adventures)

Algore--Meet Reality?...

'At Some Point, Reality Has Its


Al Gore on why America—and even George Bush—is close to a tipping point on global warming.

Unfortunately, for Algore, that day is not in the foreseeable future.

On so many levels.

(Filed under enviro-whackism, moonbat adventures)

Saturday, April 29, 2006

This is just a little too much... giving Colonel Sanders the responsiblity of keeping chickens alive.

Iran Elected to UN Disarmament Commission
By Julie Stahl Jerusalem Bureau Chief
April 17, 2006

Jerusalem ( - Under threat of United Nations Security Council sanctions for its own nuclear program, Iran has
been elected to a vice-chair position on the U.N. Disarmament Commission, whose mission includes deliberations on preventing the spread of nuclear weapons.
What's next? Exhuming Stalin and putting him in charge of the commission to prevent pogroms?

We need out of the U.N.


(Filed under U.S. out of U.N.)

Regarding United 93

I just got back from a sombering experience. United 93 was an experience that every American should undergo.


It was raw. It was real. No sensationalizing. Real people. Not actors, acting like they're not acting. As a matter of fact, many of the air traffic controllers in the movie are actual air traffic controllers who were on duty on that fateful day.

No sugar coating of the terrorists. No trying to explain away their actions. Raw rage. Trepidation. Fear. You saw it all in the animals who butchered people, and would have killed thousands more if not for the brave passengers that Divine providence chose to have aboard that fateful flight.

Masterfully filmed.

Throughout the showing, at the end, and even while the credits rolled, you literally could have heard a pin drop, save for the sound from the theatre speakers.

To whom it may concern:

United 93 was not made "too soon." Perhaps if it was made two or three years ago, we, as a nation, would have been more thoroughly reminded of the ferocity of the enemy with whom we are dealing.

Too many Americans have short memories. Like the phrases "Remember the Alamo!," "Remember the Maine!," and "Remember Pearl Harbor!," helped Americans nurture and maintain the will to fight during troubled times past, we need "Remember Flight 93!" as our modern day clarion call, lest our will to fight, along with the freedoms we hold dear, are remanded to the ash heap of history.

United 93, IMO, will go down as the greatest movie to rally a war generation since Mrs. Miniver took to the big screen to rally the Brits and the U.S. in WWII.

We need more "United 93s". We need to see more pictures of the animals who killed thousands of our own citizens. We need more pictures such as the ones that are on the tribute on the top- left hand column of this blog. We need to continuously be reminded of just who we are dealing with.

God help us, and our progeny, should our memories continue to fail us.


Kerry from Smoothing Plane has another great review

(Filed under Heroes, religion of peace?, war on terror)

Hot Air Is Hot Stuff..

Michelle Malkin has gone video...

Just don't drool all over your keyboards, k?

(Filed under great blogs)

In a style of writing reminiscent of KOS...

This from a spam email:

orthodox be northerly but blutwurst and armistice some filial try shrewish try novo it's grosvenor or cortege it's roil try rubidium be stall.

Makes about as much sense as the democrat party platform, doesn't it?

(Filed under Daily Spam)

Yeah, I'm in...

The Fighting Chicken Hawks

Captain's Quarters has started
a new blogroll:

And why the chicken hawk? When we looked into it, it turns out that the chicken hawk is a pretty impressive predator. It's the largest of its family. This species vigorously defends its territory, getting even more aggressive when the conditions get harshest. It adapts to all climates. Most impressively, it feeds on chickens, mice, and rats.

Make of that what you will.

Frank, Derek, and I invite you to join the 101st Fighting Keyboardists (motto: We Eat Chickens For Lunch). I'm starting a blogroll and will post the code for other members to display on their blogs. We welcome all of those who feel they qualify for the unit, but especially those who have a sense of humor as well as a sense of purpose. This way, the next time someone refers to you as a chicken hawk for your blogging, you can remind them that as a member of the 101, your talons are your best weapon and that feeding time is near!

(Filed under great blogs)

Keith Richards... high as a kite, or tree?

From The Bangkok Post:
Stones' Keith Richards out of his tree

Wellington (dpa) - Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is recovering at an Auckland hospital after reportedly falling out of a palm tree at a private island resort in Fiji, news reports said Sunday.

A spokeswoman for the band confirmed that Richards, 62, was in hospital and told Radio New Zealand he had suffered a mild concussion in an accident in Fiji, but would not say how he was injured.

The Sunday Star-Times said it understood Richards was conscious and mobile and had not had surgery in the Mercy-Ascot Hospital where he was taken after a 3-1/2 hour emergency flight from Fiji on Thursday.

The newspaper said he was examined by a neurosurgeon and orthopaedic specialist and was understood to have had brain scans in what it described as "top secret treatment."

He had been kept in hospital as a precaution and could be well enough to leave early in the week, the paper said.

It quoted a visitor to the hospital as saying Richards was sitting up in bed Saturday night wearing a colourful striped beanie (hat) with his wife, former fashion model Patti Hansen, at his side.

Richards was said to have hired his own security guards and the hospital has refused to confirm that he is a patient.

The Star Times quoted Dr Uzzal Kanti Dhar, of a private hospital in the Fiji capital Suva, as saying Richards was admitted there on Thursday after being flown from the Wakaya Club resort.

"I understand he climbed a coconut tree and fell from the tree and got injured," he said.
Perhaps he didn't climb up the tree. Maybe, according to his natural state of being (and living up to his band name) he was so stoned he merely floated to the top..

(Filed under
moonbat adventures)

Jose can you see?

You don't think that there's a movement afoot toward Reconquista? How about hijacking our National Anthem?
Spanish 'Star-Spangled Banner' Draws Ire
Apr 27 7:47 PM US/Eastern


British music producer Adam Kidron says that when he came up with the idea of a Spanish-language version of the U.S. national anthem, he saw it as an ode to the millions of immigrants seeking a better life.

But in the week since Kidron announced the song _ which features artists such as Wyclef Jean, hip-hop star Pitbull and Puerto Rican singers Carlos Ponce and Olga Tanon _ it has been the target of a fierce backlash.

Some Internet bloggers and others are infuriated by the thought of "The Star-Spangled Banner" sung in a language other than English.

"Would the French accept people singing the La Marseillaise in English as a sign of French patriotism? Of course not," said Mark Krikorian, head of the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies, a think tank that supports tighter immigration controls.

The initial version of "Nuestro Himno," or "Our Anthem," comes out Friday and uses lyrics based closely on the English-language original, said Kidron, who heads the record label Urban Box Office.

Pro-immigration protests are planned around the country for Monday, and the record label is urging Hispanic radio stations nationwide to play the cut at 7 p.m. EDT Friday in a sign of solidarity.

A remix to be released in June will contain several lines in English that condemn U.S. immigration laws. Among them: "These kids have no parents, cause all of these mean laws ... let's not start a war with all these hard workers, they can't help where they were born."

So, not only do they flaunt our immigration laws and develop foreign-language lyrics to our National Anthem, they go on to add insult to injury by bastardizing our National Anthem to the point where it becomes a hit piece against the land from whose largesse they derive their parasitic existence.

And, in yet another slap in the face:
Pitbull, whose real name is Armando Perez, said this country was built by immigrants, and "the meaning of the American dream is in that record: struggle, freedom, opportunity, everything they are trying to shut down on us."
Oh, "Pitbull" you poor victim, you!!! Did you ever hear of Ellis Island? While most of us are descendants of foreign-born progeny, our ancestors came here LEGALLY.

Again, come here legally? No problem. Come here ILLEGALLY, hit the road.


It would appear that the California legislature is also supporting Reconquista.


KAR has the latest Mongolian Translation of the Star Spangled Banner here.

(Filed under Reconquista!)

Friday, April 28, 2006

What's the cheapest gas in your neighborhood?

Click here, enter your zip code and find out.

(Filed under miscellany)

Neil Young...... You're getting old.

Neil Young's latest moonbat diatribe:

Let’s impeach the president for lying

And leading our country into war

Abusing all the power that we gave him

And shipping all our money out the door

He’s the man who hired all the criminals

The White House shadows who hide behind closed doors

And bend the facts to fit with their new stories

Of why we have to send our men to war

Let’s impeach the president for spying

On citizens inside their own homes

Breaking every law in the country

By tapping our computers and telephones

What if Al Qaeda blew up the levees

Would New Orleans have been safer that way

Sheltered by our government’s protection

Or was someone just not home that day?

Let’s impeach the president

For hijacking our religion and using it to get elected

Dividing our country into colors

And still leaving black people neglected

Thank god he’s racking down on steroids

Since he sold his old baseball team

There’s lot of people looking at big trouble

But of course the president is clean

Thank God

You know, he could have been singing about Bill Clinton...

But, since Neil Young was good enough to make a song about our President, the least I could do would be to return the favor:

(Sung to the tune: Old Man)

Neil Young, look at your life, you're a moonbat has-been!
Neil Young, look at your life, you're a moonbat has-been!

Neil Young look at your life,
64 and and there's just no more
Livin' in a drunken stupor
Mind all full o' goo...
Livin on half a brain
blew your mind out on cocaine
All your lyrics are inane
And your voice is too...

Neil Young take a look at your life-not a lot to say...
Like a bad case of herpes you won't go away.
Ah one look at your songs and I can barf all day...

Neil Young, look at your life-
You're a moonbat has-been!

Moonbat lies, look in your eyes
glazed over red and you look half dead..
Livin in a 60s fog brought on by LSD
Relevance--passed you by
Clinging to the same ol' lie
You can run but you cannot hide
You ain't foolin' me!

Neil Young take a look at your life
You're a lot like poo.
Toxic waste of a person your whole life through..
Take one look in the mirror--an' you can tell it's true!

Neil Young, look at your life-
You're a moonbat has-been!


Welcome Fraters and Pajamas Media readers. Have a chair. Make yourself at home.

(Filed under the fifth column, moonbat adventures)

Hope turns sour... Body of Robert Hornbeck found...

From here:

From what Eric (and the police have talked with him) said Rob had sustained a very bad arm injury one that he tried to put a tourniquet on it.......I assume by that it was bleeding profusely. He said he thought he accidentally put his arm into one of those large AC fans that were running full force.


I cannot say for sure, but it looks as if "Jadedblueyes" has some close contacts with the case.

Also, "Jadedblueeyes" wrote

The parking garage at Desoto is very large. There is a nearby restraunt as well as apartment complexes and the civic center is across the street, so it is one of the largest parkign areas I believe. It does have a door and and elevator if I am not mistaken. But, I think they only lead to the upper and lower levels of the parking garage itself I do not beleive they lead inside the Hotel. I was under the impression that he was found insde. I feel so terrible sorry for this family and his finace. I hope that someday she is able to allow herself to meet someone and maybe get married, she is so young to have to go through this and I know this will affect her her whole life but I hope that someday she is able to move on. I saw some of the interview on Nancy Grace just a few minutes ago and she was tlaking to the father about what he thought happened and how the family is handling things and such. I did not hear about the injury specifically or what shape th ebody was in or anything like that. I heard the father say that he believes he bled to death and that he had made a tourniquet for his injury. He also said that he thinks maybe his son passed out and when he woke up he didnt know where he was and kind of tried to feel his way out. With him having combat training he new that if he moved too much he would bleed to death and the alcohol in his system would have caused him to bleed more severly bc it things your blood. With it being more of a maintenance area im assuming no one really passed by for him to yell for help.

(Filed under heroes)

What do you get...

When you mix Ahmadinejad with Abdul?

American Idol, Iranian style!

(Filed under Religion of Peace?, Great blogs)

Mercury rising? Parte Deux

Many have called Tim Pawlenty a RINO. Personally I liken him to President Bush. A RINO on some issues, and a staunch conservative on others.

I mean, say what you want about Pawlenty, but he did help engineer a 4 + billion dollar state budget deficit back into the black; for the most part without raising taxes (okay, I'll give you the fees). You don't do that by being a tax-and-spend-into-oblivion liberal. Like Bush, despite some quirks that make you shake your head, Pawlenty, on balance, has been a good steward for our state.

With that being said, there are other things he does that make absolutely no sense at all:
The state’s largest coal-fired power plants must upgrade their facilities to reduce the amount of mercury released into Minnesota’s environment, under a legislative compromise announced Thursday.

Gov. Tim Pawlenty, lawmakers, environmental activists and power industry officials have agreed on a plan to cut by 90 percent emissions of the harmful toxin at the three largest coal-fueled power plants by 2014.

The Legislature still must approve the agreement, which is predicted to pass but could see opposition from lawmakers who want tougher mandates and others who argue the upgrades will end up costing Minnesotans more.

In his State of the State address earlier this year, Pawlenty urged lawmakers to approve mercury reduction legislation. The deal marks a “watershed event” in Minnesota’s environmental history, the Republican governor said during a Capitol news conference.

“Making progress on this is imperative, it’s timely and it’s important,” Pawlenty said.

Xcel Energy’s plants in Oak Park Heights and Becker — along with a Minnesota Power plant in Cohasset — would be required to drastically limit release of the pollutant, which settles in lakes, has been found in fish and can be dangerous to humans.

Translation: Xcel Energy will need to fork over all kinds of dough (READ: PASS IT ALONG TO CUSTOMERS IN THE FORM OF HIKES IN ENERGY COSTS) in order to "upgrade" their plants in the name of junk science (a la New Jersey):
Nearly All Mercury Natural

Even if environmental mercury were a problem, further restrictions on U.S. manmade mercury emissions would be of little value, the report notes. Sixty-one percent of environmental mercury comes from natural sources. Only 2 percent of environmental mercury comes from U.S. man-made emissions. A substantial share of environmental mercury in the U.S. comes from Chinese emissions that cross the Pacific Ocean and settle in North America.

Geothermal features in Yellowstone National Park emit as much mercury as all of Wyoming's eight coal-fired power plants combined. Even so, notes the House study, "the presence of mercury in Yellowstone National Park and Lake were said to pose no danger to park rangers, visitors, and even its wildlife. Native grizzly bears who consume up to 400 pounds of cutthroat trout have exhibited no ill effects, according to researchers." (the whole article is well worth the read)

More debunking of the chicken-little enviro-whacko scares on mercury can be found here, here, here, here, and here.

I know that the sources I cited in and of themselves do not provide the final word, either. But the point is that there are two sides to the equation, one of which is being totally ignored by the Pawlenty administration. Policy based on unproven junk science inevitably leads to undue burdens on society as a means to placate/buy votes from squeaky wheels, with economy-busting, nonsensical policies being the result.

The road to hell is indeed paved with good intentions, and this "feel good--vote-for-me-I-care-about-the-environment" measure will, to adopt a leftist cliche, be perpetrated on the backs of those who could least afford it (or at least ultimately on the backs of the taxpayers in terms of the additional energy subsidies for the poor that will likely come from this).

And for what?

If you want to buy votes, fine.

But use your own friggen money.

(Filed under
Pawlenty, RINOs, enviro-whackism)

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Regarding Robert Hornbeck...

There may have been a breakthrough:

The search continues for a missing Third Infantry Division soldier. But there may have been a break. Three different people reported seeing someone matching Robert Hornbeck's description, all within a few hours' time Tuesday morning.

Hornbeck disappeared from Savannah, but these three sightings have rejuvenated the search west of here, with crews focusing on Interstate 16 in Bulloch County.

The phone calls started early Tuesday morning, sounding like more than just a coincidence. "Exact descriptions," said Capt. Rick Rountree of the Bulloch County Sheriff's Department. "Blue shirt, khaki pants, ball cap turned around backwards. All of them gave us the exact same description."

The Bulloch County sheriff's deputies answered the three separate calls all within a couple hours of each other and all within a ten-mile stretch of I-16.

"We got the last call at 8:17am," said Capt. Rountree. "I was here within 15 minutes."

By then, the person matching Hornbeck's description was gone again. Meanwhile, friends back in Fort Benning are trying not to think about what the possible sightings mean.

"I don't like to think about the possibilities, because you could run the entire gamut and none of them are good in my mind," said Sgt. Michael Scoutten.

(related post here)

BTW--if you live near the area, have any information and/or would like to help, call (912) 234-2020.


His father said Robert Hornbeck returned in January from Iraq. He has 15 days left in the Army, has a wedding planned in July and has arranged to attend college in Michigan.

"It just doesn't add up," said his father. His hands trembled as he removed a small photo from his billfold - a portrait of Robert in uniform standing in front of the American flag.

Eric Hornbeck, from Michigan, is in town visiting his brother.

Robert is stationed at Fort Benning, Ga. He told his father he'd meet him in Savannah over the weekend.

On Saturday night, father and son went to play pool on River Street. They were joined by Robert's friend from the Army, Jeremy Stone, and Eric Hornbeck's wife, Beth.

Hornbeck said he and Beth left around midnight. The two soldiers remained on River Street for some time before heading to City Market.

About 3:15 a.m., Hornbeck said Stone called to ask for a ride home. He was calling from outside a bar near Drayton and Liberty streets.

"He said, 'We've been drinking too much and you need to come get us,'" Hornbeck recalled.

But when Eric Hornbeck arrived about 15 minutes later, only Stone was there.

"We got separated somehow," Stone said. "We both were pretty toasted."

Stone and the elder Hornbeck spent the rest of the night looking for Robert.

"We were thinking that he couldn't have gotten far," Eric Hornbeck said. "But we never could find him."

Hornbeck filed a police report 24 hours later.

Quite unusual indeed. To have so few days left in the Army, to be wed soon, and then to disappear.

My only fear is the fact that he was drinking prior to his disappearance. This has not portended well in the recent past.

(Filed under Heroes)

"Compassionate Conservatism.." and illegal immigration

President Bush again touted his amnesty  "guest worker" program:
The legislation contained provisions to bolster border security, start a temporary guest-worker program and provide a path for legalization of some illegal immigrants, now estimated to be as many as 12 million across the United States.

The issue has sparked demonstrations in Los Angeles and surrounding areas, as it has nationwide, with protesters particularly critical of a plan in Orange County to train police officers to enforce immigration law in connection with felony investigations.

During his speech, Bush lamented the difficulty of patrolling the border and said businesses should not lose sight that the people "sneaking across the border to do jobs" were "decent human beings."

He said that under a temporary worker plan, people "don't need to sneak across the border to do a job Americans won't do." (Gads--I'm so friggen tired of hearing that mantra!!!--how about rewording that to jobs Americans won't do for three bucks an hour?)

"So you don't have to burden our borders. We want our border patrol hunting down gun smugglers and dope runners," said Bush.

...People "sneaking across the border to do a job" are decent folk. Just ask Michelle Malkin about Angel Resendiz:
...Resendiz entered and exited our country at will. From the time he was 14, he racked up arrests and convictions ranging from trespassing, destruction of property, burglary, aggravated battery and grand theft auto to carrying a loaded firearm and false representation of U.S. citizenship. He had at least 25 encounters with U.S. law enforcement between August 1976 and August 1996, when he was arrested and released for trespassing in a Kentucky railyard.

During that period, he was convicted at least nine times on several serious felony charges. He was deported to Mexico by the feds at least three times and was "voluntarily returned" to Mexico at least four times without formal proceedings. Throughout 1998, the Border Patrol continued its blind catch-and-release policy -- apprehending Resendiz seven times and letting him go on his own recognizance despite his massive criminal record and three prior deportations. Shoddy fingerprint databases, immigration paperwork negligence and unpoliced borders led to:

-- The bludgeoning death of Florida teenager Jesse Howell and the rape and strangulation murder of his fiance, Wendy Von Huben.

-- The bludgeoning death of University of Kentucky student Christopher Maier and
the rape and near-murder of his girlfriend, who survived the attack.

-- The murder of Leafie Mason, an elderly Texas woman whom Resendiz hammered to death with a fire iron.

-- The rape, stabbing and bludgeoning death of Baylor College of Medicine researcher Claudia Benton.

-- The sledgehammer bludgeonings of Texas pastor Norman Sirnic and his wife, Karen.

-- The bludgeoning death of Houston teacher Noemi Dominguez.

-- The murder of elderly Texas widow Josephine Konvicka, who was killed with a grubbing hoe.

-- The murders of George Morber, shot in the head, and Carolyn Frederick, clubbed to death.
Time to get real.  Time to shit or get off the friggen pot.  Bush (and all of the other "hand-thrower-uppers") need to quit playing footsie with what they perceive as potential vest-pocket voters and do the right thing.  For once.

(Filed under Reconquista!, the fifth column)

Why can't they do this well in our schools?

From here:

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The simplest grammar, long thought to be one of the skills that separate man from beast, can be taught to a common songbird, new research suggests.

Starlings learned to differentiate between a regular birdsong "sentence" and one containing a clause or another sentence of warbling, according to a study in Thursday's journal Nature. It took University of California at San Diego psychology researcher Tim Gentner a month and about 15,000 training attempts, with food as a reward, to get the birds to recognize the most basic of grammar in their own bird language.

Yet what they learned may shake up the field of linguistics.

While many animals can roar, sing, grunt or otherwise make noise, linguists have contended for years that the key to distinguishing language skills goes back to our elementary school teachers and basic grammar. Sentences that contain an explanatory clause are something that humans can recognize, but not animals, researchers figured.

Two years ago, a top research team tried to get tamarin monkeys to recognize such phrasing, but they failed. The results were seen as upholding famed linguist Noam Chomsky's theory that "recursive grammar" is uniquely human and key to the facility to acquire language.

But after training, nine out of Gentner's 11 songbirds picked out the bird song with inserted warbling or rattling bird phrases about 90 percent of the time. Two continued to flunk grammar.

"We were dumbfounded that they could do as well as they did," Gentner said. "It's clear that they can do it."

I don't know. Next time I see a bird on a keyboard typing out a sonnet, then color me impressed.

However, I will admit that there are some non-monkeys and bird brains who seem to manage somehow.

(Filed under
weird stuff)

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

In a world o' hurt...

From Drudge:
Wed Apr 26 2006 11:39:51 ET

Left-leaning new media has hit turbulence at the marketplace, newly released stats show.

A book hyped by major media as documenting a progressive revolution of "blogs" and political power, DAILY KOS 'CRASHING THE GATE,' has sold only 3,630 copies since its release last month, according to NIELSEN's BOOKSCAN.

[NIELSEN claims only 2,062 copies of DAILY KOS have been purchased at the retail level; the rest coming through 'discount' outlets. The NIELSEN figures do include online sales from AMAZON.COM, and others.]
This is surprising, given this information from a recent KOS Sitemeter report:

Average Per Day475,679

Average Visit Length0:03

Last Hour21,943


This Week3,329,756
You'd think that with nearly a half million visitors per day, ol Kos could hawk more than three thousand books. Especially when your book is red meat for moonbats... Nothing against how Kos runs a blog, mind you. If you get a half a million hits a day, you gotta be doing something right.

It would appear, however, that there are other sectors of the fever swamp that are fairing about as well as Kos' book:
Meanwhile, the just released radio Winter Book [Jan-Mar 2006] from ARBITRON shows AIR AMERICA in New York City losing more than a third of its audience -- in the past year!

Among all listeners 12+, it was a race to the bottom for AIR AMERICA and WLIB as mid-days went from a 1.6 share during winter 2005 to a 1.0 share winter 2006.

During PM drive, host Randi Rhodes plunged to 27,900 listeners every quarter hour, finishing 25th place in her time slot, down from 60,900 listeners every quarter hour in the fall.
But the "Airhead America" folks explain:
A network source says the radio ratings released today do not reflect the overall growth of the broadcast.

"The demos are better, and listeners trust AIR AMERICA to give them the real truth on issues and the Bush presidency," says the insider.
An insider, eh? Must be wayyyy on the inside, underneath a rock, which is emblematic of the manner in which their ratings are dropping.

(Filed under moonbat adventures)