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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year From Dell's Bottom Line Blog!!

For many, 2011 was not a very good year.  But, in experiencing difficult years, we learn to better appreciate the very good years, and it’s my fervent hope and prayer that 2012 brings you good health and great happiness - the very best year ever!

I Offer You This Toast To Bring In The New Year

May your home always be too small
To hold all of your friends.

May you live as long as you want
And never want as long as you live.

May the good Lord take a liking to you,
But not too soon.

May you have warm words on a cold evening,
A full moon on a dark night,
And the road downhill all the way to your door.

May your neighbors respect you,
Trouble neglect you,
The angels protect you, and heaven accept you.

Dance as if no one were watching,
Sing as if no one were listening
And live every day as if it were your last.

The Spectacular New Year’s Fireworks Display In Sydney, Australia!

God Bless You and God Bless America.


Cuccinelli Intervenes in Virginia Primary Ballot Dispute

Cuccinelli Intervenes in Virginia Primary Ballot Dispute

By Dell Hill via Michelle Malkin/Doug Powers

The final day of 2011 brings some possible good news for rectifying that horrible primary mess in Virginia.  Doug Powers, writing at Michelle Malkin’s blog, has that story covered like a rug.

“Possible good news for any GOP candidates not named Mitt Romney or Ron Paul that might still be in the running by the time March rolls around:

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is intervening in the Virginia presidential primary dispute and plans to file emergency legislation to address the inability of most Republican presidential candidates to get their name on the ballot, Fox News has learned.
Only Mitt Romney and Ron Paul qualified for the Virginia primary, a contest with 49 delegates up for grabs.

The failure of other candidates to qualify — notably Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry — led to complaints that the 10,000-signature requirement is too stringent.

Cuccinelli, who is a Republican, shared the concerns.

“Recent events have underscored that our system is deficient,” he said in a statement. “Virginia owes her citizens a better process. We can do it in time for the March primary if we resolve to do so quickly.”


Sources told Fox News that Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is expected to support the emergency legislation as well.

As we talked about a few days ago concerning the Rick Perry lawsuit, changes would have to take place quickly:

Section 24.612 of the Virginia State Code says: “The electoral board shall make printed ballots available for absentee voting not later than 45 days prior to any election.”

That means absentee ballots must be mailed to voters – such as Virginians serving in the military — no later than Jan. 21.

The legislature does not convene until Jan. 11. To make the change, lawmakers would have to pass emergency legislation — a bill that goes into effect immediately upon the governor’s signature, rather than on the customary enactment date of July 1.”

Dell’s Bottom Line:  LET THE VOTERS DECIDE!

Presenting: the 2011 Fabulous 50 Blog Award Winners! #fab50

    Presenting: the 2011 Fabulous 50 Blog Award Winners! #fab50


The moment you've been waiting for is here.

The votes are in. The anxious nominees' fingernails have been chewed down to the quick.  And at least one blogger just excused himself to go to the bathroom (number two, apparently).

So we're more than pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards, the most prestigious new media awards in the conservative blogosphere.  Or, at the very least, in the 993 area code.

These awards recognize a variety of blogs and websites operating in the conservative hemisphere of the Internet, all of which have worked tirelessly to protect America from Statism -- some in very unique ways.

So, without further ado, may I have the envelopes, please?

Best News Portal:
Drudge Report

Best Hybrid Portal:

Best Blog Portal:

Best Multimedia Pundit:
Michelle Malkin

Best Group Blog:
Hot Air

Best Blogger in a Group Blog:
Ed Morrissey

Best Op-Ed Blog:
Right Wing News

Best Op-Ed Columnist:
Mark Steyn

Best News Blog:
Weasel Zippers

Best Political Analysis Blog:
American Spectator

Best U.S. Econ Blog:

Best Global Econ Blog:
Zero Hedge

Best Talker's Website:
The Mark Levin Show and Neal Boortz (tie)

Best Investigative Bloggers:
Sipsey Street Irregulars and Gun Rights Examiner (tie)

Best Political Group Blog:

Best Event Coverage:
Verum Serum, for its coverage of the "Occupy" movement

Best Economic Reporter:
James Pethokoukis

Best Investigative Journalism:
Big Government

Best Political Blogging:
Conservative Black Chick, Hispanic Conservative, Nice Deb, Pundit & Pundette, Sister Toldjah, Wintery Knight, Wolf Howling (tie)

Best Video Host:
Bill Whittle

Best News Outlet:
CNS News and Washington Examiner (tie)

Best White House Coverage:
Keith Koffler of White House Dossier

Best First Lady Blog:
Michelle's Mirror (MOTUS)

Best Blog-Ring:
The Watcher's Council (All 2011 Council members are winners)

Best Latin American Coverage:
Fausta's Blog

Best Law Blog:
Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion

Best Investigative Reporter in Legacy Media:
Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News for her reporting on Operation Fast & Furious

The David Brooks Award for Demi-Conservatism:
David Frum

The David Frum Award for Faux Conservatism:
Jennifer Rubin, Right Turn
The Jennifer Rubin Award for Pseudo-Conservatism:
David Brooks, New York Times

The Sweater-Full-of-Mischief Award for Humorous News Blogging:
Ace o' Spades

The Daniel Irvin Rather Award for Media-Busting:

The Vince Vaughan Award for Pithy Commentary:
Protein Wisdom

The Bob Saget Award for Best Videos:
The Right Scoop

The Stuxnet Award for Best Information Warfare Campaign:
The Jawa Report

The Bozell Award for Best Media Pundit:
Ed Driscoll

The Daniel Simpson Day Award for Best Graphics:
iOwnTheWorld, The Looking Spoon and The People's Cube (tie)

The Salvador Dali Award for Most Creative Blogging:
Curmudgeonly & Skeptical and Sondrakistan (tie)

The Deb Morgan Award for Best Use of Cursewords:
Cold Fury, Double Plus Undead, and The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler (tie)

The Ernie Pyle Award for Largest Brass Accoutrements:
Andrew Breitbart

The Yglesias Award for World's Dumbest Blogger:
Ezra Klein

The Enron Award for Best Propagan-conomist:
Paul Krugman

The Kent Dorfman Award for Most Confused Blogger:
Charles Johnson, Little Green Foosballs

The Douglas C. Neidermeyer Award for Defending America Against Right-Wing Visigoths:
Rick Moran

The Larry Kroger Award for Most Promising Newcomer:
TL In Exile and BS Footprint (tie)

Best Blogger Working in Legacy Media:
Don Surber

Post of the Year:
Paco Enterprises, "George Washington writes a letter to President Obama"

The Ronald Reagan Award for Best Anti-Communist Blogger:
Trevor Loudon

The Moshe Dayan Award for Best Israel Blogger:
Sultan Knish

The Golda Meir Award for Best Anti-Jihad Blogger:
Atlas Shrugs, Gates of Vienna, JihadWatch, MEMRI (tie)

The Morrissey Award for Best Online Op-Ed Blogger:
John Hayward

Article of the Year:
"Repo Men", by Kevin D. Williamson

Dell’s Bottom Line:

I’d like to take just a moment out to thank the esteemed panel of judges for making this award possib.....

What’s that?  I didn’t win?


Friday, December 30, 2011

US Air Flight 1549 ‘Must See’ Graphic Video

US Air Flight 1549 ‘Must See’ Graphic Video

The Flight That Made Captain “Sully” Sullenberger The ‘Hero Of The Hudson’

By Dell Hill

Must see graphic video here.

This graphic was created using the “black box” data from US Airways flight 1549 as it departed New York’s Laguardia Airport and sustained total loss of power in both jet engines caused by a bird strike shortly after takeoff.

The flight that made Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger a household name and “The Hero Of The Hudson”.

Elderly Blogger Suffering Kidney Stone Attack - Film At 11:00

Elderly Blogger Suffering Kidney Stone Attack

‘Film At 11:00’

By Dell Hill

Just in case.

What’s that old saying?  “Into each life some rain must fall”?  Yes, that’s the one.  And some rain is trying to fall.

A couple of days ago I felt an extremely sharp pain in my lower left side...right where my kidney is located.  It was a pain I recognize all too well.  I do believe a fairly large kidney stone decided it was time to ‘occupy’ somewhere else and moved.  And anyone who has ever experienced kidney stones knows exactly what I’m talking about.  It hurts like you wouldn’t believe.

No bleeding so far; that’s a good thing, because stones are very sharp and cut like crazy when they move.  The pain ranks an 11 on a scale of 1 to 10.

I speak from experience.  This would be my sixth one that required short term hospitalization and a process known as lithotripsy to blast the stone into small particles “for easy disposal”.

Should that be the case; it will happen on short notice, so if you see nothing new posted here for more than 24 hours, you can probably assume that I’m having that procedure done.

Not to worry.  I’m a tough old buzzard and another kidney stone won’t hold me down for long.