Tondar's Daily Rant

Prepare yourself for the writings of Tondar the Destroyer, Baron of Atlanta, Rightful Heir to the Throne of Spain, from whom all babies come. As his will be blogged, so let it be done.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

PIC OF THE DAY


Pukie, Drakie, and a "nice guy" named Dar. Posted by Picasa
STEALTH WAR

In the middle ages if a city could not be broken by siege, rats were thrown over the wall to spread a plague epidemic. In today's world it is doubtful that anyone can beat the United States in head-to-head warfare. However, China is working on methods of stealth warfare to unravel American society at the seams.
VETTING THE NEW SOUTER?

After Anthony Kennedy and David Souter, it looks like not all the GOP base has faith in a tabula rasa nominee. Ann Coulter puts it best in her latest column. Money quote:

"The only way a supreme court nominee could win the approval of NARAL and Planned Parenthood would be to actually perform an abortion during his confirmation hearing, live, on camera, and preferably a partial birth one."

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

PIC OF THE DAY


Turns out Ole Tondar was Bush's first choice for the Supreme Court. That is until this photo surfaced. Posted by Picasa
HISTORY LESSON

If you get the chance check out the economic history lesson of "Coltsville." Interesting stuff!
GOING TO THE MATTRESSES

Not everybody is happy about the nomination of John Roberts. Looks like the abortionettes are using this whole battle for a little fundraising. I always found the label "anti-choice" amusing. Because if you follow the ad hominem rhetoric to its logical conclusion, the pro-choice crowd actual would be "anti-life." But I guess that is to be expected from a liberal movement.

Monday, July 18, 2005

PIC OF THE DAY


Wouldn't be a party unless Frank started beating on me. The precedent for this one goes WAY back. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, July 17, 2005

NEW NEIL DIAMOND ALBUM

With a brand new Neil Diamond album just around the corner check out this piece from the NYTimes that discusses his collaboration with Rick Rubin. I guess it's a return to the classic 1960s Neil Diamond song our parents all knew and loved.
THE NO VOTE

A while back Brado asked me why France and The Netherlands voted "no" on the ratification of the EU Treaty. Of course the short answer is domestic interests of the left and right coming together for the sake of nationalism. However, this piece in the Telegraph does a better job explaining why the people are weary to turn over their authority to Brussels and democratically reject democracy.

Money quote of arrogance...

"It is not possible for anyone to understand the full text," declared Valery Giscard d'Estaing. "Europe's Jefferson" has apparently become Europe's Jefferson Airplane, boasting about the impenetrability of his hallucinogenic lyrics. The point is the French and Dutch shouldn't have read beyond the opening sentence: "We the people agree to leave it to you the people who know better than the people."
ORIGINALISM AND SUPERMAJORITARIANISM

With a Supreme Court nomination battle on the horizon. Check out this piece that explains the normative basis for originalist interpretations of the Constitution. Many liberals take a outcomes based approach to their judicial approach. However, the concept of originalism is based on the supermajoritarian approval needed to pass a Constitutional amendment. When you have judges "discovering" rights or ruling as they feel, they actually bypass the will of the people because the Constitutional process and its supermajoritarian aspects are being ignored.

It's a complex argument so be sure to check out the piece because the Rightcoast explains it better than I just did.
BATTLE OF KAMINO

Amongst the storms last night, Tres and I made our way through the rain. Due to the secret nature of our mission we were forced to hide from roaming patrols. We knew that these patrols would love to get their hands on us. Especially considering that we controled the galaxy's Reserve of Steel. To prevent them from spotting us we had to disconnect the planet's power supply. Thus, under the cover of darkness we made our way to the first outpost where Tres fell into a muddy sinkhole. Luckily I was able to pull him out before he drowned. To avoid being identified we then made our way into some of the new fortresses where we collected ourselves before moving onto ravage the town of Wembley, as well as several other citadels of Kamino.
PIC OF THE DAY


Jedi Master Tres battling Evil Anakin atop an ancient mining device on the planet Ypsilanti. Posted by Picasa