Thursday, December 18, 2014

What about us?

With all the teeth gnashing over the North Korean hack of Sony Pictures, I'm trying to remember what I heard about another recent hack of the U.S. by a foreign nation.

Just a month or so ago, the USPS database was hacked by the Chinese. The personal data of 500,000 employees was compromised and our internal computer network hasn't been the same since.

So where's all the sturm und drang over that? Where's all the talk of sanctions and reprisals and so on? I guess because we don't have salacious e-mails to spread around or an awful movie to suppress, no one really cares. Of course the USPS is everyone's favorite punching bag so nobody's really upset about us being hacked. But it just seems a little crappy to me.

*sigh*

My new favorite girl Maitland Ward drops by to demonstrate some relaxation techniques to help me regain my calm:

maitland ward yoga

Mmmmm . . . I feel better already :-)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

So, looks like Jeb is thinking about it

Jeb Bush gave an early Christmas gift to all the haters out there by posting on Facebook his intention to begin exploring a run at the Presidency in 2016.

The laughably biased Politifact has already launched a series of their supposed fact checks into the former Florida governor. And it was the talk of many cable news programs last night. I had to laugh at Greta interviewing some troll from the Tampa Bay Times to get info on Bush's tenure as governor down here. I don't know if it was deliberate on her part to get someone from a Democrat mouthpiece outlet to speak on Bush, but watching this guy try to sound like an independent reporter was sort of fun.

As a Florida native myself, I had no problems with Bush during his time down here. I'm not a fan of his support for common core, but he seemed honestly sincere in his push to improve education in the state. He worked with a solidly Republican legislature here, as he would if elected in 2016, so he got pretty much whatever he wanted and the state did well during his terms in office. I think slamming him for the mortgage troubles down here is unfounded since our real estate market is different than most places and Bush had nothing to do with the prime lending meltdown.

I'm not sure Bush's stance as another compassionate conservative will play well with the growing anger among the Republican base. We really don't want another big spending conservative in office. And with the execrable Boehner as House speaker . . . well we've seen how he likes to do things, right?

As a candidate, I think Jeb would be a formidable opponent. Unlike his older brother, Jeb is more combative and outspoken and would be tough in the debates. And he speaks fluent Spanish, something folks from outside the state probably don't know. As Governor, he would give updates on hurricane preparations in both English and Spanish, and was not using a teleprompter while doing so. He'd be able to do interviews on networks like Univision that other candidates would not. And perhaps pairing him with Governor Suzanna Martinez, would make a potent team to reach out to what pundits say is a growing demographic in the country.

And added bonus would be that a Jeb run would suck the wind and money out of Marco Rubio's sails. I don't dislike Rubio, but we don't need any more junior senators going to the White House. And that goes for non-politicians as well, sorry Dr. Carson.

During the 2008 primaries, I posted about conservative's circular firing squad mentality. At the time, I noted that the Dems would only have to cull together blog posts and televised commentaries by conservative pundits who enthusiastically savaged Republican candidates in the name of thorough "vetting" to create ads saying that if conservative pundits think this way about the eventual candidate, why would anyone vote for them?

The vetting worked perfectly for the opposition party, destroying viable candidates like Rick Perry and opening the way for another disastrous Mitt Romney candidacy.

With the visceral hatred of any politician named Bush from the right, it will be interesting to see how Jeb hangs in there since he's giving everyone a big head start at smacking him around and nitpicking him to death. Of course, he may be banking on getting all the negative stuff dealt with early to clear his run down the stretch. Who knows? But I guess it's game on now.



Sexy Nikki ponders this quandary as well, but looks a hell of a lot better while doing it than I do:

nikki sims nipples

Friday, December 12, 2014

Charli XCX wore this

charli xcx see thru

Not sure what a Charli XCX is (okay I'm kidding, I know she's a [airquote]singer[/airquote] but the 22 year old entertainer wore this demure (not) outfit at the 2014 Billboard Women of Music event.

charli xcx see thru
charli xcx see thru

I guess we should be happy she wore panties at least.

Update:
When I first put this post up I was going to make a comment about how Charli here was one awkward step away from an epic fashion moment. Apparently I wasn't wrong:

charli xcx nipples

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Maitland Ward trims my tree

I know . . . weak double entendre. Feel free to suggest a better one in the comments after enjoying my new girl's topless hotness wrapped in Christmas lights:

maitland ward topless christmas lights
maitland ward topless christmas lights
maitland ward topless christmas lights

Perhaps a little face powder next time, but still . . . I'd like to find her under my tree this year :-)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Got a chuckle out of that

On Special Report tonight, Brett Baier had George Will as part of his panel in the final segment of the show. Opening with the story about the release of Congress' report on the CIA's enhanced interrogation techniques, I think Baier was expecting the usual two-on-one balance of conservatives vs. liberals. Instead he got Will totally against the CIA and their techniques and applauding the release of the report and not buying into the partisan nature of the investigation or its conclusions.

Baier was visibly flummoxed and struggled, unsuccessfully to get Will to take the stance he had hoped he would when they set up the panel.

Bet he'll be happy when Charles Krauthammer returns.

Well, there goes Christmas

I would have bet a dollar that Courtney Stodden would have been the first with something like this. Looks like Kendall Jenner beat her to it:

kendall jenner lingerie santa claus

Technically, these screen caps are from a video for Love Magazine and something they've got going:

kendall jenner lingerie
kendall jenner lingerie

It's actually not all that bad, I'm just surprised that a supposedly totally hip 18 year old is such a bad, awkward dancer. Kendall must have the same dancing genes as big sis Kim.

kendall jenner lingerie

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Miley Cyrus gets her Studio 54 on

Presented without comment, because seriously, what do you say about this look?

miley topless with mirror pasties
miley topless with mirror pasties
miley topless with mirror pasties
miley topless with mirror pasties

Oh I get it, this is a performance/wardrobe thing:

miley topless with mirror pasties
miley topless with mirror pasties

eesh