Bravo Zulu, Navy, Squids – 5, Pirates – 0, from NBC News :
NAIROBI, Kenya – U.S. naval forces said Thursday they’ve captured five pirates after exchanging fire with them, sinking their skiff and confiscating a mother ship.
Job well done gentlemen. Now waiting for Eric Holder to screw this up. Dead pirates are good pirates.
Rravo Zulu, Mr. O’Reilly, from David A. Patten, Newsmax :
No. 1 cable news host Bill O’Reilly said Tuesday that he will personally write a check to cover $16,500 in legal costs for the father of a fallen U.S. Marine who sued the members of a church who picketed his son’s funeral.
With respect to Phelps et al, I largely agree with Eric :
Personally, I find Phelps and his Westboro group to be among the slime of the earth. In my view, it’s not God he represents, here. In my view, Phelps and his people are among the myriad reasons why church attendance has been dropping off rather dramatically in this country over the last twenty years. Former churchgoers have figured out for themselves that all too often the leadership in the various churches are making their various stands, based on their own hatreds and frailties, and not on God’s love. I suggest Phelps to be among these. If Phelps and his peoplthe had any love in them whatsoever, they would understand that love has nothing to do with what they’re doing.
That said, the ruling of the court was the right ruling to make.
I would not call Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church crowd slime. At least you can use slime for fertilizer.
It is not “Drill, baby, drill”, but shuck, baby, shuck, Investors Business Daily: 
It wasn’t exactly “Drill, baby, drill” but President Obama still surprised friends and critics alike by announcing Wednesday the administration would allow some off-shore drilling.
The operative word here is “some.” Industry experts and key congressional staffers told IBD that the policy change really creates only the possibility of drilling off Virginia’s coast. In most other cases, huge procedural, legal and legislative hurdles remain.
About the only thing which could persuade Obama allow for more domestic production of oil is the threat of Air Force One being grounded for lack of JP-4.
Would Obama know a drill even if sat on one? Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit .
She who makes Hank Johnson sound smart, Maxine Waters, (CA-35 ) video:
Hat tip: Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit .
Media goes stupid, Your Tango :
Chaz Bono, the only child of gay icon Cher and the late Congressman Sonny Bono, has filed papers in California Superior Court to officially change his name from Chastity, and to change his legal gender from female to male. Chaz began living as a man in March 2009, and his doctor has filed a declaration with the court saying that he had a gender-change operation last year, which People specified was a mastectomy. A hearing is scheduled for May 6
Get real. Chez (nee Chasity) was born a female and a femele she will die. Sex is immutable. No surgeon can unfo the work of God. Chaz can change her name. She can not change her sex.