Monday, February 28, 2011

Walter's Our Man

Walter's our man.
He'll ably represent the whole Irish clan.
He'll lead the best parade in the land,
As only he can.
We salute Walter, our man!

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Looking for something to do Sunday night? Join the gang at "The Council" around 6:30 PM.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Push Poll

USA Today reports:
MADISON, Wis. — Americans strongly oppose laws taking away the collective bargaining power of public employee unions, according to a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll. The poll found 61% would oppose a law in their state similar to such a proposal in Wisconsin, compared with 33% who would favor such a law.
Below the headline we read the actual question that was posed to those polled:
Would you favor or oppose a law in your state taking away some collective bargaining rights of most public unions, including the state teachers union?
Interesting. Here is how I would have worded the poll:
Would you favor or oppose a law in your state that requires government workers to pay for their own health benefits, like everyone else is already required to do?
And remember, the Wisconsin law merely requires public workers contribute 12% towards their benefits. I don't know about you but I have to pay 100% towards mine. And if I had to ask the original question posed above, I would have asked this first:
Do you even know what "collective bargaining rights" are? If not, then please do not answer any more questions.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Definition of Terms

I thought I would expound a bit on Snuffy's post by citing Merriam Webster:

Crack-er, noun.

1.  General:  a dry, thin, crispy bread product that may be leavened or unleavened.  ("I think I'll stop by Piggly Wiggly on the way home and buy a box of crackers.")

2.  Southeastern U.S.:  a poor, white person from the rural American South.  ("I saw more crackers at the Georgia-Florida game than at the Daytona 500 this year.")

3.  Savannah, GA:  anyone who is not Catholic.  ("I can't believe Tommy is marrying that cracker girl from Country Day").

Thursday, February 17, 2011


The Trenton
This is the finest and most elegant cracker. This cracker is part of the Protestant gentry. He attended Country Day and is a member of the Yacht Club, Oglethorpe Club, Cotillion Club and various other civic organizations.

The Captain's Wafer
This cracker lives on Wilmington/Whitemarsh Island and owns a boat and/or jet skis. He may have attended BC and he may even be a member of the Parade Committee.

The Saltine
The saltiest of the crackers, The Saltine is older and has lived on Tybee Island most of his life. He can be found six nights a week on a stool at Doc's Bar and occasionally at The Quarter. He knows that he is a cracker and just doesn't give a shit.

The Ritz
With a tanned, buttery sheen, the Ritz lives in Effingham County, but claims Savannah as his hometown. He too owns a boat and/or jet skis.

The Club Cracker
Any cracker with gelled hair that hangs out at Deja Groove or any other nightclub.

The Wheat Thin
A female cracker, The Wheat Thin has taken good care of herself, and because of her good looks, was able to "marry up" to a higher social status.

The Melba Toast
With a very crunchy texture, The Melba Toast is the hippie of the cracker world. He attends Bonaroo each year and owns hundreds of bootleg Phish and WP concert cassette tapes.

The Lance Cracker
Look up "cracker" in the dictionary and you will find two pictures, one of a pack of Lance vending machine crackers, and the other of a Calvary graduate. Lance crackers come in many varieties, as do Calvary grads, but they are all crackers.


I won't be able to make it to KB's tonight, but training will continue Friday night at Trinity.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

4th (?) Annual Gael Force Run


The annual tradition of drinking beer and chasing Stephen along the parade route is upon us again. Let's get some dialog going about when to do this thing. As long as its not next week, any day is fine with me.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

47 Years Ago On This Night

Reagan at 100

This week we celebrate the 100th birthday of the 20th century's greatest leader. No modern political figure, before or since, had/has been able to communicate the conservative message as effectively.

Below are his top 5 speeches:






Sunday, February 06, 2011

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Some good news out of Egypt

CNN's Anderson Cooper and his camera crew were attacked and repeatedly punched by pro-government forces near Tahrir Square in Cairo today. "My team were set upon by the crowd," Cooper said on CNN this morning via telephone from the safety of a hotel balcony. "There was no rhyme or reason to it—it was just people looking for a fight, looking to make a point, and punching us." According to a Twitter post from George Hale, the English editor of the Ma'an news agency, who cited a CNN "manager," Cooper was punched "10 times in the head."

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Mayor Otis and the Gang

Has anyone been keeping up with Savannah "politics"? Or, as some would say the "Circus".

You can read the updated story here.

Also, here's a Savannahnow blog post from today. Funny stuff.

It would be nice to shrink the Savannah City limits to the ghettos of Westside, Eastside, and Windsor; and the remaining portions would incorporate with the county. One can only hope. The city cannot rid itself of shenanigans until it incorporates with Chatham, which will never happen.