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A longtime colleague of John McCain’s has endorsed Mitt Romney:

“The thought of his being president sends a cold chill down my spine,” Cochran said about McCain by phone. “He is erratic. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper and he worries me.”

McCain’s run-ins with other Republican senators are legendary…

I’m more concerned about McCain’s liberalism, frankly, than his temper. As the Captain notes, he does not evoke confidence regarding potential Supreme Court nominations – and if he ain’t good for that he ain’t good for much.

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Cheetah the chimp is still alive. Watch the video.

(Waiting for your take on this, Ed.)

Duncan Hunter endorses the Huckster.

And yes, that faint popping sound you just heard was my head exploding.

There are 17 candidates out there. Of that group we have two viable Democrats and four Republicans. Below is a link from ABC that asks some loaded questions and tells you who’s views match up with your own. According to ABC at least.

At this point we as conservatives must realize our choices will be the Democrat dressed up as a Republican or the Socialist dressed up as a Democrat. The question will be is it smarter in the long run to stay home for a cycle, or, do we need to go out an vote against someone. It has been years since I voted for someone.

Not that it’s remotely likely to happen, but it would be wonderful for San Diego and poor old Norv Turner to knock off the Patriots.

At this juncture, the Chargers have shown they can control the game and also cannot score. It is 14-12 Patriots leading at the end of the 3rd quarter. Chargers play a lot of great football and then kick field goals; Patriots stumble around and every once in a while put it in the end zone. It just isn’t fair.

But if Norv could pull this one out … what a difference it would make for HIS particular head coaching career, the guy who despite his technical knowledge has seemed to show an inability to instill killer instinct in his players. What he has instilled so far over the years has seemed more like “I don’t want to disappoint my mom.” But the Chargers are playing well, especially in defense. If they could just get into the end zone once…

UPDATE: Well, it’s interesting, the Chargers are the third team this season that definitely had the Patriots figured out, but just could not close the deal. On the plus side the Patriots win will make it that much easier to take sides in the Super Bowl.

[If you can say a very condescending "awwww" sound I want you to say one right now. Helpful hints: Begin with a mild "g" and include a very slight audible Darth Vader exhale. "g'hawwwww!!" Good, this will come in handly shortly.]

The Dallas Cowboys just announced that offensive coordinator Jason Garrett has decided to turn down the Baltimore Ravens head coaching job and return to Dallas next year. But not only that:

But Garrett also received more than a title, getting a reported salary raise in the $3 million per year neighborhood.

That was the reported price range the Ravens and Falcons were offering Garrett to become head coach. Instead, Garrett is now making the same as Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips, although a pay raise of his own could be in order, especially after a 13-3 regular-season record in his first season as head coach.

While Garrett received quite a bump in salary, he didn’t say he was offered anything more from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, like a handshake deal or promise that he would some day replace Phillips as the Cowboys’ coach.

The world we live in is complex and multifarious, but not so much so that anyone who’s ever held a job could not immediately recognize the significance of an assistant being wooed by the same compensation package as his “manager”.

Especially after the manager has just been through a very tearful stretch, which could have been so different, “if not for a couple more key plays.”

“That’s why it was so disappointing is we played almost well enough to win,” Phillips said, “and most of the indicators that you usually win by we accomplished but didn’t win the game. I’m still sick over it.”

Wade Phillips, the article says, is “heartsick.” Ok, friends, now it’s your turn: Say it with me:


Isn’t that just too sad? Let’s hear it one more time for Wade Phillips: g’hawwwww!!

Now, let me clarify something for the heartbroken one: Wade, you did not play “almost well enough to win.” You, in fact, sucked. You brought in a team thinking they were riding a wave and expecting the win to come to them, and you lost to a New York Giants team which came in determined to TAKE the victory. Yes it was close and there were some bad calls, but you should have dominated the injury-plagued Giants. You were driving a Ferrari in November, but then you left her sitting on the beach for six weeks.

This was one of the great underachieving teams in NFL history. Jason Garrett is next in line in Dallas.

Heh heh heh heh heh. I knew there was something off about these guys, but I had no idea ….

The Virginia-based People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recently disclosed that its employees killed more than 97 percent of the dogs, cats, and other pets they took in during 2006…

So yesterday we wrote to the Commissioner of Virginia’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) with a simple request: Since PETA behaves like a slaughterhouse, it’s time to officially label it a slaughterhouse.

There’s something about hypocrisy that is so gosh darn entertaining.

On the other hand, it’s pretty grim that to these folks, “Ethical Treatment of Animals” in the vast majority of cases means killing them.

When you hear a PETA rep use the word “ethics,” reach for your gun.