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What Ever Happened To The Sunshine State?

On: April 24th, 2008 at 6:07 pm | Number of Comments » 965

The Keystone State License PlateRemember the days when states each had one license plate, proudly declaring something special about its people or place? Florida was The Sunshine State, Missouri was The Show Me State, Kentucky - The Bluegrass State, New York - The Empire State.

Gone are those days.

Florida long ago abandoned it’s claim to sunshine in favor of saving the whales, the turtles, the dolphins, the panthers, the manatees, the everglades, bears, the Buccaneers, and unborn children.

Florida proposed I Believe Licence PlateNow a new plate is being debated, the “I Believe” plate. Considering that we already have 8,342 plates, I have to say, this isn’t much more than shrug worthy - until another group applies for the “God Is Dead” plate. And you know its going to happen.

Florida will be sorry it didn’t stick to sunshine.

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Bloody JackAss

On: July 19th, 2007 at 3:48 pm | Number of Comments » 1

John Kerry appeared on C-Span and made an ass out of himself this morning. While taking calls a woman says she voted for him and is thrilled to have the opportunity to talk to him then tells him she remembers the horrible killing in Vietnam after we pulled out and she remembers the boat people. He almost interrupts her but she continues to say that she is concerned about Iraq. That she’d like to see us out of there but she doesn’t want to leave our allies. She asks if there is any way to force a new election that Sunnis could participate in and says she doesn’t think Maliki is on our side. I suspect this lady has been reading Matt’s blog.

Kerry tells her that is an astute observation about Maliki and then switches gears. He says that there was no bloodbath after we left Vietnam, and goes on…

Pajama Journal Gets Face Lift

On: July 8th, 2007 at 8:01 pm | Number of Comments » 1

I finally went ahead and archived the last 4 years of the Pajama Journal. Never fear.. ever article and link is intact, and stored neatly (and freely) here on blogspot. I will have it bookmarked on the sidebar of the new blog so there is no danger of losing any information.

Bloody Lambs

On: July 3rd, 2007 at 8:56 pm | Number of Comments » 0

Scooter Libby, bloodied sacrificial lambMy political sparring partner, Matthew Funk, of Driving Too Fast Down The Middle of The Road, has inspired me to comment on Bush’s commute of Scooter’s prison sentence.

Matt says, in part..

“You don’t sacrifice the lamb. You just stab it a little.

Who is appeased in that equation? Not the deity waiting for the sacrifice. Not the lamb’s owner. For sure not the damn lamb.”

He says plenty more too, and it’s a worthy read, but that summed up how I feel about it. If you are going to spare the lamb, spare the damn lamb. Bush comes off like he is trying to appease his critics with a half-assed half-measure. I would rather see him go whole hog, or whole lamb as the case may be.