Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Quote du jour

"Let's just hope President Obama pays closer attention during national security briefings than he did during 20 years of the Rev. Wright's church services."

-Ann Coulter

Monday, April 28, 2008

No Apology From the Wrong "Reverend" Wright

A lot of smug condescension, though. He justifies his condemnation in part, by likening himself to Jesus, quoting Jesus' use of the term "viper's brood", as if both he and the Son of God had the same discernment towards pronouncing God's judgment!



He also equates the lack of an apology for slavery (by which, I guess he means reparations) with slavery itself. He speaks in condemnatory terms, as though slavery still exists in the US, because a people who have never owned slaves have not made whatever apology Rev. Wright sees fit. If Jeremiah Wright wants to see the viper's brood, he might find a good mirror! Jesus condemned the hypocritically religious Pharisees, not the politicians.
Wright fills the bill!

Cross posted at Say Anything

H/T LGF

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Was "Reverend" Wright Taken Out of Context?

You'd have to be a monk or a hermit not to have heard the snippet of Rev. Jeremiah Wright saying, "No! No! No! It's not 'God Bless America!' It's 'God Damn America!'
To which he added: "That's in the Bible!"

Some people have claimed that his remarks were "taken out of context". So, for those of you with the stomach for it, here's the full video of Rev. Wright's April. 13, 2003 sermon:

Wright's Sermon in its full context
Hat tip to LGF

Quote du jour

You know, it may be hard to find a candidate who doesn’t belong to a church whose leader delivers eyebrow-singeing speeches on the evils of America and also built a house Jim Bakker would approve, and it may be hard to find a candidate who doesn’t move with ease in the same social circles as some people who bombed the Pentagon, but it can’t be that hard to find one who doesn’t do both.

-James Lileks

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Pelosi: Out of Touch, Math Impaired

There's this great video of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi with Larry King, talking about the price of gasoline:

She's a buck too low on the price (no doubt her chauffeur buys the gas!)and when corrected, she obviously does the math in her head to get it wrong again! Heh.

Still no answer on what the Democrat plan to lower gas price is!
Hat tip to Michelle Malkin

Cross Posted at Say Anything

Friday, April 25, 2008

I Left My Heart In San Francisco, but They Took the Rest of My Organs in Havana!

The Jawa Report points to the story of a Bolivian girl who died from a rare illness while a student in Cuba. When her body was returned home, she was missing her eyes, teeth, brain and other internal organs.
Cuban officials told her family that the deal they have with the Bolivian government is that students who die in Cuba will be sent back without their organs!

The way, apparently, that Cuba is able to provide the medical care that Michael Moore raves about, is by skipping all those pesky "ethics" courses at medical school!

Additionally, the "benevolent" government of Cuba threatened the family if they made their case public. As Yakov Smirnoff would say,
"What a country!"


Cross Posted at Say Anything

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Penny For Your Thoughts?

Christmas is a comin’ and the geese are getting’ fat!
Would you kindly drop a penny in a poor man’s hat.
If you haven’t got a penny, then a ha-penny will do!
If you haven’t got a ha-penny, may God bless you!


No need to check your calendars! You still have time to do your Christmas shopping!
I wanted to see how many history buffs remember the Half penny Crisis of 1984*? That was the year that Great Britain removed the modern half penny from circulation. After that, merchants were forced to round up or round down prices to the nearest whole penny! (Horrors!)

Something similar is overdue here. It currently costs 1.7 cents for the U. S. government to manufacture a single penny. I know! We lose money on every sale, but we make up for it on the volume!

Back in the ‘60s and ‘70s, thirty pennies would buy you a gallon of gas. Now it takes over 300 of them to do the same thing! The copper penny has outlived its usefulness. There’s talk of changing the penny to use less copper and more steel, but why bother? Get the government out of the useless copper trinket department and free up that copper for other commercial uses.
Personally, I try to get rid of pennies as soon as I can. They are virtually worthless (except to make!). Most of mine end up on dressers and tables. I do try to carry four with me at all times in case I have to pay cash for something. (As a means of not having any more foisted upon me!) I try to use a credit card for most things (including groceries, paying off my balance every month) and take advantage of cash back and airline mile offers.

I think some people fear that the demise of the penny will mean that prices will creep up, as merchants round up their prices to the nearest nickel. I think that fear is unfounded. Marketers know that keeping prices rounded down, sound like less money and encourage people to spend. If $9.99 sounds less than $10.00 psychologically, then in a “penniless” world, they’ll have to round down to $9.95 to keep the same psychological edge. You could actually save up to four cents on the dollar if the penny goes the way of the ha-penny! Or, at least, four cents on every item purchased!

If I may update Ben Franklin for this modern age:

“A penny saved is a waste of time!”



*No, there wasn’t a crisis in 1984 and there won’t be one when our penny goes the way of the dodo, either.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Quote du Jour

Take time today to listen to the laughter of little children and realize that some things can’t be improved upon!

-Proof

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Pinups for Vets

Something a little less political tonight...
Pinups for vets
Gina Elise has a website where you can donate pinup calendars to raise the morale of hospitalized veterans and active duty soldiers overseas. In her words:

People ask me all the time how the “Pin-Ups For Vets” calendar project came to be...

A few years ago, I started seeing news articles about under-funded Veterans’ healthcare programs. Then, there were stories about older Veterans who lay in bed day after day, never receiving any visitors. Reports started surfacing on TV about the severe injuries sustained by our troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The more I heard about the uphill battles of our Wounded Warriors, the more convinced I was of the need to produce a project that would bring in funds to support all of our hospitalized Veterans.

My late Grandpa Lou served in the army for 4 years during World War II. I wanted to do something to honor his name. I always loved the romance of those bygone eras - especially the 1940’s - and I drew inspiration from the World War II pin-up girls, whose photos and paintings boosted morale for our soldiers fighting overseas.

The site is PinUpsForVets.com

Please stop by and support Gina in her efforts if you can!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Turkey Chicken, Ducks Debate

Silly goose cries "fowl"!

"My experience : McCain's Anger Always Has a Purpose"

Former Senator Bob Kerrey, the one who remarked what a "remarkably good liar" Bill Clinton was, is irritating fellow Democrats once again.
This time, he's spoken up about his role in a dust up involving John McCain and Iowa Senator Charles Grassley back in 1992.
Grassley asserted that Bob Kerrey had to intervene to keep McCain from becoming physical. Kerrey asserts (as related in Politico):
"First, I did nothing to intervene; the two Senators worked it out on their own," Second, the subject of the debate - the status of Americans held as prisoner in Vietnam - was one that always provoked violent, ugly debates."

The two senators were both "extremely angry," Kerrey adds, but McCain was "at no time threatening."

Kerrey, a Democrat and Hillary Clinton backer, concludes: "My experience is that [McCain's] anger always has a purpose and in this case the purpose was to defeat Senator Grassley's argument which he did decisively."


Cross Posted at Say Anything

Sunday, April 20, 2008

From: "We Will Pay Any Price" to "We Will Sit on Any Committee"

Have you noticed the disappearance of stirring rhetoric among politicians? Particularly among Democratic politicians? JustOneMinute puts up an interesting contrast of three men, either President or running for President:
John Kennedy, Jan 20, 1961:

And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.


John McCain at Annapolis, April 2, 2008:

We are the heirs and caretakers of freedom; a blessing preserved with the blood of heroes down through the ages. One cannot go to Arlington Cemetery and see name upon name, grave upon grave, row upon row, without being deeply moved by the sacrifice made by those young men and women.

And those of us who live in this time, who are the beneficiaries of their sacrifice, dare not forget what they did and why they did it, lest we lose our own love of liberty.


Barack Obama, Philadelphia debate, April 2008:

Well, look, I revere the American flag, and I would not be running for president if I did not revere this country. This is -- I would not be standing here if it wasn't for this country.

And I've said this -- again, there's no other country in which my story is even possible; somebody who was born to a teenage mom, raised by a single mother and grandparents from small towns in Kansas, you know, who was able to get an education and rise to the point where I can run for the highest office in the land. I could not help but love this country for all that it's given me.

And so what I've tried to do is to show my patriotism by how I treat veterans when I'm working in the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee; by making sure that I'm speaking forcefully about how we need to bring this war in Iraq to a close, because I think it is not serving our national security well and it's not serving our military families and our troops well; talking about how we need to restore a sense of economic fairness to this country because that's what this country has always been about, is providing upward mobility and ladders to opportunity for all Americans. That's what I love about this country. And so I will continue to fight for those issues.


The Democratic Party, that left me long ago, has gone from
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we will pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty." -JFK

to
"we will sit on any committee, abandon any people struggling for freedom if it means we have a little more to spend on special interest groups (which might just buy me a few votes!)"
Patriotism has taken quite a hit in the last two score years.
Perhaps Obama's lapel isn't the only thing that's vacant?

Cross posted at Say Anything

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Lock, Stock and Obama- Show Me the Money!

Ed Morrisey blogs on a Politico story: Obama board funded gun control efforts, which shows that when Obama sat on the Joyce Foundation board, he helped dole out money to anti-Second Amendment groups:

* $2.5 million went to the Violence Policy Center, which has campaigned for a national ban on all handguns.
* $20,000 paid to publish Every Handgun Is Aimed at You: The Case for Banning Handguns
* $10,000 went to another gun-banning group, Handgun-Free America

Does anyone else see a pattern? If Obama doesn’t want to ban handguns, he certainly chose the wrong foundation to help run. Once again, his track record speaks in opposition to his blandishments towards the benighted and embittered gun owners that he wants to rescue through bigger federal government.


"Every Handgun Is Aimed at You: The Case for Banning Handguns" If I were Hillary, I'd make sure that little publication got some air between now and primary day!

Cross posted at Say Anything

Gallup: Obama Goes From Ten Point Lead to One Point Deficit

...in just one week! National Gallup polling for April 13th shows Obama with a ten point lead over Clinton 50% to 40%.
Now the standing is Clinton 46%, Obama 45%
This is the first time in a month that Obama has not held the lead in national polling.

I’m just saying!

Cross posted at Say Anything

"Bitter" Gun Owners? Wrong again, Barry!

Arthur C. Brooks, in the WSJ Online, examines the comment by putative Democrat front runner Barack H. Obama before a group of San Francisco liberals recently, about "bitter people" "clinging" to guns, God, etc.
According to the 2006 General Social Survey, which has tracked gun ownership since 1973, 34% of American homes have guns in them. This statistic is sure to surprise many people in cities like San Francisco – as it did me when I first encountered it. (Growing up in Seattle, I knew nobody who owned a gun.)

Who are all these gun owners? Are they the uneducated poor, left behind? It turns out they have the same level of formal education as nongun owners, on average. Furthermore, they earn 32% more per year than nonowners. Americans with guns are neither a small nor downtrodden group.
Hear, that Barack? Gun owners earn an average of 32% more than non-owners. (I can attest to that! You generally don't start purchasing firearms until after you have above average disposable income. Most guns ain't cheap!)
Nor are they "bitter." In 2006, 36% of gun owners said they were "very happy," while 9% were "not too happy." Meanwhile, only 30% of people without guns were very happy, and 16% were not too happy.

In 1996, gun owners spent about 15% less of their time than nonowners feeling "outraged at something somebody had done." It's easy enough in certain precincts to caricature armed Americans as an angry and miserable fringe group. But it just isn't true. The data say that the people in the approximately 40 million American households with guns are generally happier than those people in households that don't have guns.

The gun-owning happiness gap exists on both sides of the political aisle. Gun-owning Republicans are more likely than nonowning Republicans to be very happy (46% to 37%). Democrats with guns are slightly likelier than Democrats without guns to be very happy as well (32% to 29%). Similarly, holding income constant, one still finds that gun owners are happiest.
Hear that? Some of those "poor, bitter boobs" you are disparaging are Democrats! (Let me know how that works out for you in the PA primary!)
Why are gun owners so happy? One plausible reason is a sense of self-reliance, in terms of self-defense or even in terms of the ability to hunt their own dinner.

Many studies over the years have shown that a belief in one's control over the environment dramatically adds to happiness. Example: a famous study of elderly nursing home patients in the 1970s. It showed dramatic improvements in life satisfaction from elements of control as seemingly insignificant as being able to care for one's plants.
So, self reliant people tend to be happier, and less self reliant people tend to be...Democrats?

Cross posted at Say Anything

Quote du jour

"A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous."
—Ingrid Bergman

The Poetry Corner

"I would spread the clothes under your feet,
But I am poor, and have only my dreams.
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams."
-Yeats

Friday, April 18, 2008

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy -LAGQ


Not quite the right season, but Andrew York arranged this striking duet for the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. Worth a listen!

Manufactured Political Distractions

Good News! Our man Obama is putting Manufactured Political Distractions (whatever they are!) “on notice.”



Well, it just so happens I know a little bit about manufacturing, so maybe I can help him out?

Distraction #1: “Rev.” Jeremiah Wright. “God Damn America” may have only hit the news a month ago, but this distraction was actually manufactured in the ‘80s when Obama started going to his church and listening to his teachings. Sorry Obama! This one’s long out of warranty!


Distraction #2: ...it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations. Wow! They must have been working overtime to manufacture this one! How like Karl Rove to sneak into an ultra-liberal San Francisco fund raiser and sneak these words onto the teleprompter! How else could you explain it?

Take this one back to the customer service desk and tell them that “One size doesn’t fit all” in the U.S.!


Distraction #3: That pesky lying Clinton! (Doesn’t matter which one!) I think this is another situation where the public has overlooked so many whoppers from both of these people that every time the truth makes a corkscrew landing under heavy sniper fire, nobody seems to notice. America: You broke it, you bought it!


Looking back, I’m not so sure that the distractions were manufactured as much as the candidate! What’s the return policy on him???

Cross Posted at Say Anything

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Mu'ammar Qadhafi With Some Excellent Questions

Jay Nordlinger over at National Review points to an article at MEMRI, The Middle East Media Research Institute, with
"...excerpts from a speech by Libyan leader Mu'ammar Al-Qadhafi at the Arab League summit in Damascus. The speech aired on Al-Jazeera TV on March 29, 2008"

"The Israelis Did Not Occupy [The West Bank and Gaza Strip] in 1948 - They Left It To You For 20 Years, So Why Didn't You Establish a Palestinian State?"

Mu'ammar Qadhafi: "People here talked about the pre-1967 borders. To tell you the truth, this is astonishing. Whatever happened to the [Palestinian] cause we had before 1967? Were we lying to ourselves or to the world? Thousands of martyrs fell before 1967. What for? How can you say that Palestine was occupied only in 1967, and that [Israel] must return to the pre-1967 borders?

"Does Palestine consist of only the West Bank and the Gaza Strip? If so, it means that the Israelis did not occupy it in 1948. They left it to you for 20 years, so why didn't you establish a Palestinian state? Wasn't the Gaza Strip part of Egypt and the West Bank part of Jordan? The Jews left them to you for 20 years - from 1948 to 1967. If that is Palestine, why didn't you establish a state there? What is the justification for all the wars, the sacrifices, and the economic embargo on Israel before 1967? The Israelis can sue the Arabs now, and demand billions or even trillions in compensation for the damage caused them in 1948-1967.

Qadhafi is speaking frankly about the hypocrisy that exists in discussions about the Palestinian state. Too often, Palestinians become pawns in a larger game being played in the Middle East!
"You Arabs admitted that the [Palestinian] cause began after 1967. So the Israelis can ask: 'Why did you fight us before that?' They will demand Arab compensation for the so-called embargo on Israel and for the economic damage caused to the Israelis. If the Israelis sue you, they will win. They will say: We suffered an injustice. We are like an innocent lamb surrounded by wolves. We've been saying this since 1948.

"Now the Arabs themselves have admitted that Palestine was occupied in 1967. Now they demand that Israel return to the pre-1967 borders, saying this will resolve the problem, and they will recognize Israel. Why didn't you recognize Israel before 1967?

"All the damage suffered in 1948, 1956, 1967, and 1973, to this day - what was it all for, if the entire Palestinian cause began after 1967? Why didn't you recognize the so-called Israel before 1967, if Palestine was not occupied before then?

"This is strange. It is illogical. It doesn't make sense. What is this? There is no God but Allah. By Allah, this is unacceptable. It doesn't make sense. You say that you will recognize Israel within the pre-1967 borders?! Maybe Israel will occupy more Arab land in, say, 2008, and a few years later, you will demand that it return to the pre-2008 borders, in exchange for recognizing Israel. This is exactly what's going on now.
Had the plight of the Palestinians been the primary concern of the Arab world, the Palestinians would have had a homeland long ago.

Cross Posted at Say Anything

Lady Congressman Defies Feminists

Politico has a story, of a Lady Congresscritter, who prefers to be called "Congressman" over "Congresswoman".
And why, do you ask, should that make any difference to anybody? It's all about choice isn't it? If she choose to go by "Congressman", then more power to her!

“I am not one of those [people] who are sensitive about titles,” stressed Blackburn, a conservative Republican who champions low taxes and supports national security measures such as the Patriot Act.


"Not so fast!" say the Feminists!
But for some, name dropping — specifically the “woman” part — is a touchy subject. There’s a reason for that, say leading female academics, women’s policy analysts and other members: Names do matter.
“When they refer to themselves as congresswoman, this sounds different because it is different,” said Latifa Lyles, of the National Organization for Women, a feminist advocacy group. “I think that is significant,” added Lyles, who supports use of the term “congresswoman.”

“We don’t have to pretend we’re not women in order to be leaders in this country,” she said.

Barbara Kellerman, a professor of women’s and government studies at Harvard University, said women — like many minority groups — are repeatedly at odds with issues of nomenclature.

“Whenever we blend with the male appellation, we are diminishing the significance of the accomplishment,” said Kellerman.
Did you get that? "Whenever we blend with the male appellation, we are diminishing the significance of the accomplishment." unless, of course, you're from Hollywood!
There, the exact opposite is taking place. Many actresses (take note of that word, it's disappearing, prefer to be called "actors", which, the last time I looked was the male appellation! So why would it be a bad thing for Congresswomen to take the "male appellation", while actresses apparently are trying to do the opposite?
Ah! There you go expecting logic from the liberals. They're in a "Logic Free Zone" I fear. But, on the plus side, there are no handguns there!

Cross posted at Say Anything

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Barack Sees Cling Ons in Pennsylvania

Using long range sensors from San Francisco, coincidentally, future home of the fictional Federation of Planets, Barack Obama (Barack to his friends), sensed the presence of Cling Ons in Pennsylvania, site of an upcoming primary election.
tim russ
not Barack

Barack sees the bitterness of the populace to cause them to Cling On to guns and Cling On to religion, Cling On to bigotry, etc.
Barack
Barack


It is our hope that Barack will live long and prosper...anywhere other than the White House!

cross posted at Say Anything

The Quotable Barack Obama

A collage of quotes from Barack Obama, and those closest to him. I suspect that a few could have been taken out of context, but it's hard to imagine a context that makes them less distressing!



Hat tip Moonbattery

Slightly distracted tonight...

...watching the Democratic debate in Pennsylvania.
So far, color me unimpressed!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

“…Contempt for Them as Human Beings”

Obama is also part of a long tradition on the Left of being for the working class in the abstract, or as people potentially useful for the purposes of the Left, but having disdain or contempt for them as human beings.
-Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell, starts off his column "A Living Lie", with
"An e-mail from a reader said that, while Hillary Clinton tells lies, Barack Obama is himself a lie."

Sowell then goes on to detail the far leftist voting record, thought processes and stereotypes that guide and motivate one of the leading Democratic Presidential candidates.
Interesting reading!

From Those Wonderful People Who Brought You Greenpeace ...

...comes an advocate for Nuclear Power!
That's right! Nuke plants! Scary, make you glow in the dark, have three-headed tree toads in the swamps, nuke plants!
Patrick Moore is a critic of the environmental movement—an unlikely one at that. He was one of the cofounders of Greenpeace, and sailed into the Aleutian Islands on the organization's inaugural mission in 1971, to protest U.S. nuclear tests taking place there. After leading the group for 15 years he left abruptly, and, in a controversial reversal, has become an outspoken advocate of some of the environmental movement's most detested causes, chief among them nuclear energy.

Well, they say that politics makes for strange bedfellows! Whodathunk that a co-founder of Greenpeace would come out in favor of nuclear energy?
NEWSWEEK's Fareed ZAKARIA: At Greenpeace, you fought against nuclear energy. What changed?
MOORE: My belief, in retrospect, is that because we were so focused on the destructive aspect of nuclear technology and nuclear war, we made the mistake of lumping nuclear energy in with nuclear weapons, as if all things nuclear were evil. And indeed today, Greenpeace still uses the word "evil" to describe nuclear energy. I think that's as big a mistake as if you lumped nuclear medicine in with nuclear weapons. Nuclear medicine uses radioactive isotopes to successfully treat millions of people every year, and those isotopes are all produced in nuclear reactors. That's why I left Greenpeace: I could see that my fellow directors, none of whom had any science education, were starting to deal with issues around chemicals and biology and genetics, which they had no formal training in, and they were taking the organization into what I call "pop environmentalism," which uses sensationalism, misinformation, fear tactics, etc., to deal with people on an emotional level rather than an intellectual level.

Why do you favor nuclear energy over other non-carbon-based sources of energy?
Other than hydroelectric energy—which I also strongly support—nuclear is the only technology besides fossil fuels available as a large-scale continuous power source, and I mean one you can rely on to be running 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Wind and solar energy are intermittent and thus unreliable. How can you run hospitals and factories and schools and even a house on an electricity supply that disappears for three or four days at a time? Wind can play a minor role in reducing the amount of fossil fuels we use, because you can turn the fossil fuels off when the wind is blowing. And solar is completely ridiculous. The cost is so high...


You know, if common sense continues to creep into the Green movement like this, it might be possible to work together towards common goals, instead of the political posturing and grandstanding (and occasion bouts of arson and vandalism) that marks the modern "Environmental Movement"!
Unfortunately, the environmental movement now is the primary obstacle here. If it weren't for their opposition to nuclear energy, there would be a lot fewer coal-fired power plants in the United States and other parts of the world today.

Read the whole thing!
Cross Posted at Say Anything

Code Pink Supports Barack Obama

Barack Obama has been accepting bundled donations from Code Pink. You know, those wackos who protest in front of Marine recruiting offices? Catherine Moy over at HumanEvents.com has this:
The co-founder of the radical anti-war group Code Pink has “bundled” more than $50,000 for Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, and pro-troops groups are demanding that he return the money.


If clinging to guns and church is what conservatives do when they're "bitter", then chaining yourself in front of a Marine recruiting office is what liberals do when they're bitter?
(Not to mention the whole BDS thing!)

What else can you think of that liberals do when they're bitter?
Spike trees.
Throw fake blood on people wearing fur.
Burn SUV's.
Whine. Bitch. Moan. Cry. Lie. (No, wait! They do that all the time!)
When Liberals are Bitter" - sounds like a FOX NEWS special!

Jimmy Carter, a bitter liberal if ever there was one, is visiting HAMAS, meddling in the same foreign policy he was no good at while he had any actual authority.
When conservatives are "bitter", they cling to guns and church. When liberals are bitter, they meet with despots and tyrants, hoping that doing the same thing over and over again will bring different results this time!

Hat tip to Say Anything

Monday, April 14, 2008

René Descartes

If René Descartes had been a poet rather than a philosopher, might he have said,
"I think, therefore iambic pentameter!"?

Sunday, April 13, 2008

"Slavery and White Supremacy in the DNA "of the U S

According to the wrong “Reverend” Jeremiah Wright! (Boy! Talk about the gift that keeps on giving!)

America’s founding fathers “planted slavery and white supremacy in the DNA of this republic,”


What venue, pray tell, would you think would prompt the good “Reverend” to say such a thing?
Why, he was giving a eulogy, of course!

...on Saturday Wright made his first extensive public remarks since the controversy began as he paid tribute to his friend, former appellate judge R. Eugene Pincham, a congregant at Trinity since 1987.


Remember Paul Wellstone? Just because you’ve come to bury someone, no sense wasting a good opportunity to ride whatever political hobby horse you have!

And then, to show that you have real class, maybe you could take potshots at Bill O’Reilly and Fox News as well?

Is this guy on Hillary’s payroll? Seriously! People who are ignorant of both science and history should comment on neither!
Heh.

Hat tip to LGF
Cross Posted at Say Anything

Israeli Prime Minister Olmert Refuses To Meet With Carter

What a surprise! Palestinian booster and cheer leader, Meddler Emeritus Jimmy Carter had the chutzpah to invite himself for a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
“I’m going to be in the neighborhood. Okay if I stop by” -that sort of thing!
The Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni both said that their schedules will not allow a meeting…

Plausible!
...but an anonymous Israeli official told the Washington Times, “You draw your own conclusions.”

Heh.

Hat tip LGF
Cross Posted at Say Anything

Pachelbel's 'Loose' Canon -LAGQ

Some remarkable finger picking from a group I was not familiar with, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, with variations on Pachelbel’s Canon:


Most people just call it “showing off”!
Cross Posted at Say Anything

Hillary, McCain and Obama on American Idol

John McCain gets off a great line on American Idol!

American Idol is a lot like a Presidential Primary election, except for Michigan and Florida...where their votes actually count !




Cross posted at Say Anything

Saturday, April 12, 2008

John Edwards was Right!

Incredible as it sounds, John “Breck Girl” Edwards, a.k.a. Silky Pony was right all along! There really are two Americas!
There’s an America where Obama tells a bunch of San Francisco liberals one thing in private and another after his remarks become public!
One America where he sits at the feet of his spiritual advisor for twenty years and another when Jeremiah “God Damn America” Wright’s remarks become public.
Are we starting to see a pattern here?

And because we’re equal opportunity types around here, there’s an America where Hillary braves sniper fire in Tuzla, with Chelsea and Sinbad, and there’s another America after the video becomes public!
One America where Bill “did not have sex with that woman, Monica Lewinsky” and another where his DNA is on a stained blue dress!

Would it be unkind to say that one of these “Americas” is a lie? Didn’t think so!

Cross posted at Say Anything

Language and Culture

I was looking through a "dead tree" journal of mine from about a year ago. The was a story on the 'Net about an 8 year old boy, charged with "lewd conduct" for touching the breasts of his 14 year old babysitter, who dared him in a game of "Truth of Dare".
Two words:
Inappropriate bust!

Friday, April 11, 2008

1500% Increase on Beer Tax in California

“Beer and Taxes”: California can’t leave well enough alone!

SACRAMENTO - Joe Six-pack will have to pay a lot more to get his buzz on if Assemblyman Jim Beall has his way.

The San Jose Democrat on Thursday proposed raising the beer tax by $1.80 per six-pack, or 30 cents per can or bottle. The current tax is 2 cents per can. That’s an increase of about 1,500 percent.


A Democrat! Whodathunk it!

H/T to Drudge
Cross Posted at Say Anything

Hypocrisy, Thy Name is ... Hillary, too!

Remember the vote Nancy Pelosi didn't want to bring before Congress? (At least before the elections) Turns out, there's more to it than I previously suspected! Here's at least one good reason Hillary doesn't want this issue to come to a vote:
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (CNN) – Hillary Clinton used her trademark laugh Thursday to deflect a question about the $800,000 her husband earned in 2005 giving speeches for a Bogota-based group that supports the Colombia free trade agreement — the same trade deal she currently opposes.

Asked by CNN if those earnings represented a conflict of interest given that she has dipped into her family's pocketbook to pay campaign bills, Clinton threw up her hands and laughed loudly for several seconds.


She publicly opposes it to pander to union voters. Her husband accepts over three quarter of a million dollars to support it.
She either ticks off Bill's gravy train or her voters with a public vote on the matter. No wonder Hillary wants to avoid going on the record!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

I am Lapidary but not Eristic...

...when I use big words. -W.F. Buckley Jr.
William F. Buckley Jr. was famous for his large vocabulary and penchant for using the precise word conveying his thoughts, even if that word was not one in common usage.
I've had several occasions to think on Bill and his love of words recently with his passing, and then I was pleasantly surprised by James Taranto's use of the word "synecdoche" in a recent column. (How many times can you work "synecdoche" into a conversation?)
It sent me running for my dictionary to verify its meaning ( a fairly rare occurrence for me), and oddly enough, sent me running to update my "favorite sites" blog roll as well.

I didn't think to put Best of the Web on my "favorite sites" since I read him daily in my email. But, I do highly recommend him! ( one sesquipedalian to another!)

Oh, and in case you were wondering:
syn·ec·do·che : Pronunciation Key -[si-nek-duh-kee]
–noun Rhetoric.
a figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole or the whole for a part, the special for the general or the general for the special, as in ten sail for ten ships or a Croesus for a rich man.

Welcome Liberty Lovers!

Some of you may be visiting here from Lady Cincinnatus' Liberty Lover Network.

Welcome! Any friend of the Lady is a friend of mine!

Hypocrisy, Thy Name is Nancy!

Here’s Nancy Pelosi reacting to news that President Bush may temporarily halt troop withdrawal in July on the basis of the recommendations of his “top war commander Gen. David Petraeus”:

And that’s why we want the president to manage this war better, answer the questions to the American people, and, again, I agree with Leader Reid—he is just dragging this out so he can put it at the doorstep of the new president of the United States.

And may I add, if he doesn’t change his economic policy, he will be leaving a failed war policy and a failed economy at the doorstep of that new president.

Note the words:

"...dragging this out so he can put it at the doorstep of the new president"

Nancy Pelosi thinks that if Bush doesn’t do something right away, he will leave a failed economy for the “next President” (Nice of her to be so considerate of President McCain! )

But is Nancy consistent in her wishes?

WASHINGTON—Defying the White House, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday the House will change its rules to avoid a required vote this year on a free-trade agreement with Colombia.

Pelosi, D-Calif., said the change would remove the timetable that says Congress must take up trade bills within 90 legislative days after they are received from the White House. She intended to bring the rule proposal to the full House on Thursday.

So, she wants Bush to act right away to fix the economy while she simultaneously changes the rules to avoid and delay a vote on Columbian Free Trade for more than 90 days, which could help the economy, but might force one or both of the Democrat candidates for president to cast a less than popular vote!
What’s the matter, Nancy? Don’t you want the economy to be fixed now instead of leaving it “at the doorstep of that new president”?
Nancy carps that the president stalls while she leads Congress in stalling a Free Trade agreement!

You can’t have it both ways!

What’s the matter, Nancy? Afraid of how Hillary or Barack might vote? Or are you afraid of how some voters might respond to those votes, which is why you want to delay the votes until after the election, so your candidates won’t be held accountable?
Hypocrisy, Thy Name is Nancy!

Cross posted at Say Anything

Medal of Honor Winner Largely Ignored by MSM, Pt. II

When I cross posted the piece on the Medal of Honor winner over at Say Anything, (which has a wee bit bigger readership than mine!) it was interesting to note the responses:
Conservatives commented on the bravery and heroism of Michael Monsoor,
Liberals commented on their dislike of Bush, their distaste for America and finding fault with yours truly!

Update:I began the piece with

It really is too bad the way everything is politicized these days.
Case in point: read the comment section. Three of our resident leftists at this site have shown up to comment. Not one took the opportunity to say anything to honor this fallen soldier, to thank him or his grieving family for the sacrifice he made, or to recognize the bravery of what he had done.

Instead, they wanted to politicize the post and make it about how bad the Bush administration is or how bad America is or was, or to snipe at the author of the piece, as though he were more important than his subject.
One BDS afflicted genius even put forth the conflicting views that Bush was doing it for political gain after having told us that the reason more attention wasn't given to Michael Monsoor was Bush's scheduling the ceremony
" on the day Petraus and Crocker brought the Iraq dog and pony show to the hill."

Hmm! Which was it? Hide its importance by scheduling it alongside a more important event? Or somehow, turn the event into political gain for a "lame duck" president? If you were making "political gain", wouldn't you want more attention?

I guess BDS causes you to lose all your common sense!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Medal of Honor Winner Largely Ignored by MSM

It really is too bad the way everything is politicized these days. We hear ad nauseum from folks who say they "support the troops" but don't support the mission. Likely, they'll lie about other things, too!
Recently, President Bush awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest military honor this country bestows, upon a Navy SEAL who gave his life so that his buddies might live.

AP- Navy SEAL Michael A. Monsoor had fast thinking to do when a live grenade came out of nowhere to bounce off his chest: Take the clear path to safety that he had but his comrades didn't, try to toss it safely away, or throw himself on top of it.

With barely an instant's hesitation on that Iraqi rooftop, Monsoor took the last course, sacrificing his life to save the men around him. For that, President Bush on Tuesday awarded him the Medal of Honor.

In an East Room ceremony, Bush presented the nation's highest military honor to Monsoor's still-grieving parents, Sally and George Monsoor. About 250 guests, including his sister and two brothers, fellow SEALS, other Medal winners, many friends and GOP Sen. John McCain and other members of Congress, looked on quietly.

"The Medal of Honor is awarded for an act of such courage that no one could rightly be expected to undertake it," Bush said. "Yet those who knew Michael Monsoor were not surprised when he did."

Bush has awarded the medals to 10 people during his presidency. Monsoor is only the third from the Iraq war, and Bush's lip trembled and tears streamed down his cheeks as the official citation was read with the details of his bravery.


The third Congressional Medal of Honor from the Iraq war. Young people making the ultimate sacrifice for their country and their friends...how many of these have you heard of? Of all the Hollywood movies made about the Iraq war so far, how many of them are about the heroism of our troops? (Crickets chirp.)

Monsoor became a Navy SEAL, the military's most elite fighting force, in 2004.

... spring 2006, Monsoor was deployed to Ramadi in Iraq's dangerous, then-al-Qaida dominated Anbar Province, as an automatic weapons gunner and communications operator—a double assignment that often landed him more than 100 pounds of gear to carry in the hot desert.

In May, Monsoor ran through heavy enemy fire to pull a wounded SEAL to safety. He earned a Silver Star, the third-highest award for combat valor, for that action.

... four months later, on Sept. 29, 2006, that Monsoor and his two American teammates, plus members of the Iraqi Army, were on a rooftop in a Ramadi residential area known as a stronghold for the Sunni insurgency. They were providing early warning and sniper cover for a mission aimed at trying to clear the neighborhood.

After a long day of back-and-forth engagement and evidence that the enemy was closing them off, Monsoor and the two other SEALS moved to a confined outcropping of the roof for a better lookout position. An unseen insurgent lobbed a grenade, which hit Monsoor in the chest and landed on the floor in front of him. He yelled a warning, but quickly saw that his fellow SEALS, not positioned near the exit like he was, wouldn't be able to get clear in time. Monsoor fell onto the grenade just as it exploded, absorbing the blast with his body and dying from the injuries about 30 minutes later. Others suffered shrapnel wounds, but no one else was killed.

..."Mr. and Mrs. Monsoor: America owes you a debt that can never be repaid," Bush said. "This nation will always cherish the memory of your son."


Well, maybe... if they ever hear about it!

Cross posted at Say Anything

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

A “Gaggle of Cranks and Parasites”

Is how Christopher Hitchens describes:
Rev. Jeremiah Wright,
Rev. Al Sharpton,
Rev. James Meeks, and
Louis Farrakhan.

The thing that this gaggle of cranks and parasites has in common is the extreme deference with which it is treated by the junior senator from Illinois. In April 2004, Barack Obama told a reporter from the Chicago Sun-Times that he had three spiritual mentors or counselors: Jeremiah Wright, James Meeks, and Father Michael Pfleger…

Obama has tried to distance himself from these men and what they teach, trying to stand aloof from the discussion. Hitchens on Obama:

…He seems, indeed, to have a real gift for remaining adequately uninformed about the real beliefs of his “mentors.”

In Hitchen’s piece, Obama Is No King, he compares Obama’s “mentors” to MLK.

Four decades after the murder in Memphis of a friend of the working man—a hero who was always being denounced by the FBI for his choice of secular and socialist friends and colleagues—the national civil rights pulpit is largely occupied by second-rate shakedown artists who hope to franchise “race talk” into a fat living for themselves. Far from preaching truth and brotherhood, they trade in cheap slander and paranoia and in venomous dislike of other minorities.

Gee, Christopher… Tell us how you really feel! And what about Obama, the politician of change! The one who can “transcend race”?

...So amnesiac have we become, indeed, that we fall into paroxysms of adulation for a ward-heeling Chicago politician who does not complete, let alone “transcend,” the work of Dr. King; who hasn’t even caught up to where we were four decades ago; and who, by his chosen associations, negates and profanes the legacy that was left to all of us.

Typically tart tongued Hitchens scores again!
Hat tip to Hot Air.
Cross posted at Say Anything

Monday, April 7, 2008

John Murtha: King of Pork

David Freddoso over at The Corner, posted video of Congressman John Murtha lining his pockets at the taxpayer’s expense:

Freddoso went on to update his piece:

I had to watch the report again after I received the following e-mail from a reader:

A key word was missing from that CBS report. I’ll give you a hint, it starts with a “D”.

Indeed, it’s true. I just watched twice, and apparently there is no mention of his party affiliation whatsoever.

Nice! No bias at CBS! I'm sure they treat Republicans exactly the same way!

Update: It may have been by NOT identifying him as a Democrat and by showing him with some flag waving veterans, that CBS hoped the unsuspecting would think he is a Republican!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Condoleezza For Veep?

ABC News is reporting that Republican strategist Dan Senor on This Week, said that Condoleezza Rice is “actively courting the vice presidential nomination.”

Which, if true, would play havoc with the Democratic memes of “First Woman” and “First Black” in the White House by giving voters a ”twofer”. (As opposed to the Ron Paul and the Dems with their “truthers”!)

This election cycle is certainly turning out to be well worth the price of admission!

Hat tip to Drudge

Cross posted at Say Anything

Update:

Underachiever:

Dr. Condoleezza Rice became the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, commonly referred to as the National Security Advisor, on January 22, 2001.

In June 1999, she completed a six year tenure as Stanford University 's Provost, during which she was the institution's chief budget and academic officer. As Provost she was responsible for a $1.5 billion annual budget and the academic program involving 1,400 faculty members and 14,000 students.

As professor of political science, Dr. Rice has been on the Stanford faculty since 1981 and has won two of the highest teaching honors -- the 1984 Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 1993 School of Humanities and Sciences Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching.

At Stanford, she was a member of the Center for International Security and Arms Control from 1981-1986 (currently the Center for International Security And Cooperation), a Senior Fellow of the Institute for International Studies, and a Fellow (by courtesy) of the Hoover Institution. Her books include Germany Unified and Europe Transformed (1995) with Philip Zelikow, The Gorbachev Era (1986) with Alexander Dallin, and Uncertain Allegiance: The Soviet Union and the Czechoslovak Army (1984). She also has written numerous articles on Soviet and East European foreign and defense policy, and has addressed audiences in settings ranging from the U.S. Ambassador's Residence in Moscow to the Commonwealth Club to the 1992 and 2000 Republican National Conventions.

From 1989 through March 1991, the period of German reunification and the final days of the Soviet Union, she served in the Bush Administration as Director, and then Senior Director, of Soviet and East European Affairs in the National Security Council, and a Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. In 1986, while an international affairs fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, she served as Special Assistant to the Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In 1997, she served on the Federal Advisory Committee on Gender -- Integrated Training in the Military.

She was a member of the boards of directors for the Chevron Corporation, the Charles Schwab Corporation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the University of Notre Dame, the International Advisory Council of J.P. Morgan and the San Francisco Symphony Board of Governors. She was a Founding Board member of the Center for a New Generation, an educational support fund for schools in East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park, California and was Vice President of the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula . In addition, her past board service has encompassed such organizations as Transamerica Corporation, Hewlett Packard, the Carnegie Corporation, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, The Rand Corporation, the National Council for Soviet and East European Studies, the Mid-Peninsula Urban Coalition and KQED, public broadcasting for San Francisco.

Born November 14, 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama, she earned her bachelor's degree in political science, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Denver in 1974; her master's from the University of Notre Dame in 1975; and her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver in 1981. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been awarded honorary doctorates from Morehouse College in 1991, the University of Alabama in 1994, the University of Notre Dame in 1995, the National Defense University in 2002, the Mississippi College School of Law in 2003, the University of Louisville and Michigan State University in 2004. She resides in Washington, D.C.
-from White House bio
Oh, and:
Rice is the first black woman, second African American..., and the second woman ...to serve as Secretary of State.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Hillary Lies About Pregnant Woman’s Death

Did you hear the tear jerker that Hillary is telling about health care? About an uninsured pregnant woman who loses her baby and then dies?

“I remember listening to a story about a young woman in a small town along the Ohio River, in Meigs County, who worked in a pizza parlor,” the Democratic presidential candidate said during a stop in Cleveland, beginning a particularly grim tale.

“She got pregnant, she started having problems. There’s no hospital left in Meigs County, so she had to go to a neighboring county. She showed up, and the hospital said, ‘You know, you’ve got to give us $100 before we can see you.’ She didn’t have $100,” Clinton said.

“So the young woman went back home,” she continued. “The next time she went back, she was in an ambulance. It turned out she lost the baby. She was airlifted to Columbus.”

She paused before concluding: “And after heroic efforts at the medical center, she died.” The audience, as always, gasped.

-WaPo
Only one problem! It isn’t true! (I know! When was the last time a Clinton let the truth get in the way of a good story?)

The woman, Trina Bachtel, did die last August, two weeks after her baby boy was stillborn at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens, Ohio. But hospital administrators said Friday that Ms. Bachtel was under the care of an obstetrics practice affiliated with the hospital, that she was never refused treatment and that she was, in fact, insured.

“We implore the Clinton campaign to immediately desist from repeating this story,” said Rick Castrop, chief executive officer of the O’Bleness Health System. -NYT

Wow! Those Clintons are...what was it Bob Kerry said? “...an unusually good liar”? Guess that goes in spades for Hillary, too!

Hat tip Patterico’s Pontifications

Cross Posted at Say Anything

Update:
‘You know, you’ve got to give us $100 before we can see you.’
She might just be confused! I think this is the line Bill hears before he can get busy!

Thompson To Visit John McCain This Weekend

Isn’t it obvious??? McCain is angling for a guest shot on Law and Order!
Story at -FirstRead
Hat tip Hot Air

Terror Connection Missed By The Clintonistas.

That’s the subtitle of Stephen F. Hayes’ article in the WeeklyStandard.com: Not What They Supposed wherein he contrasts

“...the 1,600-page Pentagon study released on March 13 and entitled Iraqi Perspectives Project, Saddam and Terrorism: Emerging Insights from Captured Iraqi Documents, produced after a review of some 600,000 documents unearthed in postwar Iraq.”

with public statements made by officials from the Clinton administration. One such contrast:

“Attacking Iraq would not be a continuation of the war against terror but a deviation from it.” (Daniel) Benjamin, September 30, 2002

“The Iraqi Perspectives Project (IPP) review of captured Iraqi documents uncovered strong evidence that links the regime of Saddam Hussein to regional and global terrorism.”

IPP report, page ES-1

“From 1991 through 2003, the Saddam regime regarded inspiring, sponsoring, directing, and executing acts of terrorism as an element of state power.”

IPP report, page ES-2

Iraqi “documents show Saddam’s terror organizations could be deadly. They were willing to target not only Western interests but also to directly attack Americans.”

IPP report, page 32

Read the entire article. Stephen F. Hayes has debunked a large portion of the rhetoric of the anti-war Left.

Cross posted at Say Anything

Cognitive Dissonance, the Liberal Alternative to Hypocrisy!

cognitive dissonance
n. Psychology
A condition of conflict or anxiety resulting from inconsistency between one’s beliefs and one’s actions, such as opposing the slaughter of animals and eating meat. -American Heritage Dictionary

Because hypocrisy is so overused these days, and most liberals don’t feel that they’re hypocrites, because hypocrisy is bad and their liberal educators have so reinforced their positive self image, that the charge of hypocrisy runs off them like…well, like water off an endangered turtle’s shell!

You see, Liberals are all about group politics. The Democratic party is an amalgam of disaffected minority groups: blacks, gays, unions, environmentalist wackos, Communists, socialists, feminists (or the dreaded, Black, Gay, Communists, Feminist Union!). In fact, in order to obtain power, this loose coalition of sometimes conflicting interests compromises its otherwise inviolable and “sacred” principles all the time!

The current Obama/Clinton illustrates a bit of cognitive dissonance. The usual meme for a Clinton presidential bid would be “Vote for Hillary, or you’re a misogynist!” This conflicts with the “Vote for Obama, or you’re a latent racist!”. And since Democrats feel that they are neither, they’re conflicted.

Presently, the Palestinians, darlings of the left in the Palestinian/ Israeli conflict are not content to merely fire rockets at innocent women and children, but are stooping so low as to kill endangered species!
Still deafening silence from the Left! I’m sure that if an Israeli contractor merely threatened the habitat of some endangered species to, say, build homes, the Left would have a cow (sacred, no doubt) and line up in protest. But, butcher an endangered species and drink its blood??? And it’s: “Hmmm! What’s on PBS tonight?”

Similarly, when Saddam Hussein destroyed 8,000-square-miles of wetlands, one of the world’s largest wetlands, liberal environmentalists were virtually silent. When George Bush sent the Army Corp of Engineers in to restore as much of the wetlands as humanly possible, guess who was silent? Hypocri…er…cognitive dissonants!

Similarly, when Bush liberated people from regimes that tortured, suppressed and killed women and homosexuals, cognitive dissonance prohibited your garden variety liberal from ever acknowledging any accomplishment from a conservative. Where would the political advantage be in that?

Cross posted at Say Anything


Update: Here's a post from Little Green Footballs about the "nasty" Israelis trying to save said endangered species! Expect further silence from the libs!

Friday, April 4, 2008

“What the frak” is Going On With BSG?

There was this great 8 minute summary of every episode of BattleStar Gallactica to date. It’s funny! I laughed! I cried! I watched people frak! (PG 13) The best eight minutes sci-fi fans can have with their clothes on! (Which is, quite frankly, most of you!)



Cross posted at Say Anything

Thursday, April 3, 2008

SuperDelegates and Their Kryptonite Pt. II

Every good movie deserves a sequel, no? Right after I shut my computer down after last night's post, I started thinking of other ways the Democrat's superdelegates belonged in the funny papers!
(As Dave Letterman is wont to point out, there is no off position on the "Genius" switch! )

Last time, when we left The Legion of Superdelegates, (a.k.a. The Ain't No Justice League!), we discovered a small, elite group of Democrats with powers far beyond those of mortal men! One Superdelegate vote can cancel up to 10,000 ordinary votes!

But our Legion (as in: Our name is Legion!) is not like other super heroes! For example, Batman drives the big, gas guzzling Batmobile! Our heroes are more likely to be chauffeured by Ed Begley, Jr. in an electric Prius, if mass transit isn't available! (Or a private jet chauffeured by Arianna Huffington or Al Gore, Jr., as long as the masses aren't paying attention !)

And, with apologies in advance to the fair lady blogger at The Lasso of Truth, the Democrats could have their own transsexual superdelegate: Wonder Woman (?)

Hawkman?
No, no hawks in The Legion of Superdelegates! Green Lantern? No...most of the greens aren't too bright!

But, wherever the public larder is being raided, wherever freedom of speech is threatened by speech codes or intimidation, The Ain't No Justice League is there!

Wherever people cower, helpless to defend themselves, The Ain't No Justice League is there!

I'd like to help the Legion of Superdelegates out! (Which way did they come in ?)

Cross posted at Say Anything

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

SuperDelegates and Their Kryptonite

It's late. And I really shouldn't be writing this...but I grew up with men in tights as heroes, and it struck me as I was reading the following:

ABC News' George Stephanopoulos Reports: Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and former President Bill Clinton are making very direct arguments to Democratic superdelegates, starkly insisting Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., cannot win a general election against presumptive Republican nominee, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
and this...
...there is no question the Clintons are passionately arguing their case against Obama in what is fast becoming an intense race not just for the votes of the public but of the Democratic elite known as superdelegates.

And I got to thinking, what vulnerabilities did the original Man of Steel have?
There was the deadly Green Kryptonite! (That did in Al Gore!)
Red Kryptonite always had a strange and bizarre effect! (Much like the Reds in the Democrat party today! Or are they just Pink?)
Black Kryptonite (I had to look this one up! I'm not that big of a geek!)
...possessed the ability to split a person or a person's personality into two separate entities
Hmm! like Barack with his pastor in his book and with his "God Damn America" pastor?
An then there's Gold Kryptonite "Permanently removes superpowers" and evidently "corrupts absolutely"! Apparently the lack of this one is fatal to the campaign!

There are other, more obscure examples, but I thought the Democrat SuperDelegates with their problems with Greens, Reds, Blacks and gold...
It's an epic worthy of a pulp magazine! Zowie! I can't wait to see what happens next!

Cross posted at Say Anything

Over the Rainbow

You may have seen this little girl before, but treat yourself to it again!



Amazing SIX-Year-Old Singer - video powered by Metacafe

Even impressed "nasty old Simon"!

A Hand Full of Gimme and a Mouth Full of Thank You Much!

It's an old Southern expression used to describe someone who is always taking, taking, taking, and then giving token "thanks" that are belied by the fact that there is never reciprocity. The taker never gives, he only has a mouthful of "thank yous", and you doubt their sincerity.

I keep that image in front of me whenever I fear I'm not being truly grateful for that which is generously given to me! I never want to be that guy! Tonight, I want to give thanks to a dear lady who's only visited here a couple times, but has graciously listed me on her blog roll, but not just listed, she gave me a nice compliment as well. She posted my blog under:
Blogger Friends Worth Reading
Worth reading? Wow! She'll turn my pretty head! : ) Anyway, thank you dear Lady Cincinnatus for the kind words! I'll try to live up to them! For the rest of you, Lady Cincinnatus has some really good stuff up on her site. Stop by and see what started the mutual admiration society! : )

PS I would have posted the thank you up on her site, but I couldn't figure out where to put it where it wouldn't be off topic, and we all know how gauche that is!


Tuesday, April 1, 2008

In Spring, a Young Man's Fancy Turns To...

...politics, I guess! When I started up here, I thought that since Say Anything was predominantly a political blog, that I would hang out there and do political stuff and all the other stuff that interested me would get posted here.
But, it seems like what's interested me lately has been the in fighting and tall tales told by some of the leading presidential candidates.

So, as I stated early in my profile: "Watch this space!" I'll wander a bit farther afield from the political as I go. But, if following politics is your meat and potatoes, it looks like there will still be heaping helpings of that! I still want to flesh it out with other word play and mental meanderings.

So, I'll leave you with my favorite pun. I wrote this one a few years back, but I like it on so many levels...

If René Descartes had been a poet instead of a philosopher, might he have said,
"I think, therefore iambic pentameter"?



Will Hillary's Unethical Behavior Cost Her The Job - Again?

"Dan Calabrese’s new column on Hillary Clinton’s past may bring the curtain down on her political future."

-“Captain” Ed Morrisey over at Hot Air on Hillary Clinton’s sordid past. He quotes from a column by Dan Calabrese about Hillary being fired by the lifelong Democrat who supervised her during the Watergate investigation.

The now-retired general counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee, who supervised Hillary when she worked on the Watergate investigation, says Hillary’s history of lies and unethical behavior goes back farther – and goes much deeper – than anyone realizes.

Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, supervised the work of 27-year-old Hillary Rodham on the committee. Hillary got a job working on the investigation at the behest of her former law professor, Burke Marshall, who was also Sen. Ted Kennedy’s chief counsel in the Chappaquiddick affair. When the investigation was over, Zeifman fired Hillary from the committee staff and refused to give her a letter of recommendation – one of only three people who earned that dubious distinction in Zeifman’s 17-year career.

Why?

“Because she was a liar,” Zeifman said in an interview last week. “She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.”

Poor Democrats! Still caught between Barack and a Hard Face!
Hillary Clinton- Dodging Ethical Standards Since 1974!


Cross posted at Say Anything
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