Monday, June 30, 2008

cccp, er...dccc runs ads against Bush

The headline at Hot Air was "Lame: New Dem ad uses Bush impersonator"



Lame doesn't even begin to describe it. BTW, someone should tell the braintrust at dcccp that Bush isn't running anymore!

Cross posted at Say Anything

Novice Lawyer Brought Landmark Second Amendment Case

Robert Levy, who went to law school at age 50, is now 66 and believe it or not, this is the only lawsuit he's ever litigated!



Hat tip Transsylvania Phoenix

Cross posted at Say Anything

Wanted? A Plot Would Be Nice!

(formerly: Wanted- The Movie Review)
I went to see the Angelina Jolie vehicle "Wanted" over the weekend. (Warning: Some spoilers.)

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The story (I’d hate to call this mish mash a plot!) revolves around nebbish Wesley Gibson, a cubicle dweller, intimidated by his obnoxious boss, his best friend who is boinking his girlfriend, and life in general. Wesley is taking drugs to control what he thinks are anxiety attacks. In the world of “Wanted”, it’s indicative of a genetic trait that gives one near super human abilities. (Think X-Men, but without the fancy tights!)

Then, the movie leaves logic, laps it a couple of times and heads for the big finish! Wesley is recruited into a thousand year old brotherhood of assassins called The Fraternity, started by …weavers! The Fraternity receive their orders to kill people from “The Loom of Fate”. Cloth coming off of the Loom can be interpreted by a binary code which will spell out the name of someone who needs to be eliminated for the good of society. Allllllllllriiiiiight! They don’t tell us who built the Loom, or which of the weavers invented a binary lettering system hundreds of years before the first computer. But, the Fruit of the Loom (Sorry! Couldn’t resist!) is to spread death. (Don’t ask why, it will only spoil the rest of the movie for you.)

Wesley is trained to be an assassin, like his father was. Mostly, his training involves getting the crap beat out of him, getting stabbed and shot repeatedly until he gets better at avoiding the pain. The Fraternity uses some sort of mystery bath to speed healing in hours instead of days. This allows our hero to get beaten, shot and stabbed repeatedly until he’s ready to go on his first assignment.

The question you may not ask yourself in the dark theater, is why, if The Fraternity have this near miraculous healing method, why don’t they share that with the world instead of killing people with exotic bullets? Or at least patent it and make enough money to let your fellow weavers live in comfort for the rest of their lives?

The special effects are very good. The story (I still can’t say “plot”) moves along fairly quickly once Wesley makes the cut. There is a sequence on a train that might be worth the price of admission by itself! Lots of slo-mo shots of bullets supposedly hitting other bullets, bullets that shoot in circles, etc.

If you just want a couple of hours of semi-mindless entertainment, Wanted may be your ticket. It’s rated “R” for brief nudity (Angelina’s tush), a half a dozen or more “f” bombs and violence- mostly violence. (Oh. And simulated boinking. I forgot the boinking!)

If you are easily offended by violence or foul language - skip this one. If you can suspend disbelief for a couple of hours, parts of the movie are quite enjoyable.

I’d give it about 3.5 stars out of 5, but it’s not for everyone.

Cross posted at Say Anything

Quote du jour

I find television very educational. Every time someone turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book.

-Groucho Marx

Sunday, June 29, 2008

"A Political Machine Paid For By You"

That’s what the slightly left of center Plain Dealer calls it. In most counties, the auditor’s office is a non-partisan office, dedicated to appraising property values and setting tax rates. In Cuyahoga County, Ohio, it’s a place to fund partisan politics on the public’s dime!

A Plain Dealer review of the auditor’s 2007 payroll found that 93 of the 283 employees held political rank, had connections to other political leaders or had a long association with Russo.


...after becoming auditor 11 years ago, Russo hired at least 38 people who either had connections or became politically active after getting their jobs. That’s on top of 49 other hires who were friends of Russo or recommended by associates of Russo.
All told, Russo has about twice as many employees per county resident as either of two comparable counties. One advocate for government reform calls this form of patronage - providing jobs for friends and political allies - an unnecessary cost.


Pad the payroll with friends and political cronies and let the taxpayer pick up the bill! What a country! er, County!

The salaries of those 93 workers totaled $4.5 million last year.


So, if there are twice as many employees than comparable counties, then that’s roughly $2.25 Million* in patronage and what the Plain Dealer called “A rapid-deployment political force”.

“Why are the average taxpayers paying for a patronage system that supports a particular officeholder?” asked Kathleen Barber, who chaired a failed movement to reform the Cuyahoga County structure in the mid-1990s.
Republicans suggest that the auditor’s staff amounts to a publicly financed campaign organization that helps Democrats maintain their decades-long lock on most countywide offices.


In this time of soaring gas prices and rising cost of living, you can take comfort in the fact, that at least in some places, your tax dollars are funding the best political machine that taxpayer money can buy!

*Correction: If there are roughly twice as many employees needed out of 283 total, that would be one hundred and forty something. Out of those 140+ excess employees, 93 of them cost the taxpayers $4.5 Million. Fiscal responsibility (from a Democrat? Surely you jest!) should result in a savings of over $4.5 Million. I mistakenly assumed that half of the patronage employees were unnecessary. So, it's a lot worse than I originally thought! I blame the drugs!

Cross Posted at Say Anything

Hillary's Monkey Lips

Anyone else notice the similarities between this picture:

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and this one?


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Just asking!
Cross posted at Say Anything

Quote du jour

At the foundation of the State, writes LaBarre, “is our struggle to find both paternal power [an aspect of the vertical] and brotherly justice [the vertical prolonged into the horizontal] in the governing of men.” This is why something very psychologically noxious happens when government becomes mother. A similar thing happens when God becomes mother or mother becomes God. It interferes with the primordial basis of culture qua culture, which is to convert boys to men. If that fails to happen -- as with the left -- then civilization either cannot form or will not be able to sustain and defend itself, since there will be no men or manhood, only Democrats, or women and children.

-"Gagdad Bob" at One Cosmos blog
Hat tip to The Jawa Report

Saturday, June 28, 2008

A Little Saturday Night Music

Don Ross: "Loaded, Leather, Moonroof."

Quote du jour

I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.

-Mark Twain

Friday, June 27, 2008

Friday Night Babe

This week’s Friday Night Babe, is a vintage one, that perhaps your fathers and grandfathers could identify with: Rita Hayworth.

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A friend of mine, I’ve never met, Lady Cincinnatus, has a photo of some “nose art” on her blog, and it got me to thinking:
Sixty to seventy years ago, red blooded American males went off to war. They fought to preserve a way of life. And part of that politically incorrect way of life, was the fact that young men liked to look at pictures of young women! The young men who became warriors went off to battle in machines that sometimes had pictures of scantily clad ladies painted on the fuselage.

One of the ladies who inspired some of that art was Rita Hayworth. Though she died in 1987, she left a lasting impression on her generation, and that generation left a legacy of freedom to us. Here's to you, Ms. Hayworth!

Cross posted at Say Anything

ACLU Wants to Ban Lunch Time Prayer at Naval Academy

The ACLU (Anti-Christian Liberties Union) wants to overthrow a 163 year old tradition at the US Naval Academy.

The American Civil Liberties Union is threatening to sue the U.S. Naval Academy unless it abolishes its daily lunchtime prayer, saying that some midshipmen have felt pressured to participate.


Pressured? Pressured?? Something tells me that if these young men can’t stand up to the pressure of opting out of a religious practice they may not hold to, how are they going to withstand the pressures of combat? Torture? Interrogation? Having Code Pink say rude things about you??? Sheesh!

I think these guys are made of sterner stuff than that. If not, I’m sure there’s always an Ivy League school more suited to their tender sensibilities! Heh.

The Naval Academy rejected the ACLU’s request that the prayer be eliminated.
“The academy does not intend to change its practice of offering midshipmen an opportunity for prayer or devotional thought during noon meal announcements,” the university said in a statement. It said that some form of prayer has been offered for midshipmen at meals since the school’s founding, in 1845, and that it is “consistent with other practices throughout the Navy.”


Or if I may interpret: “Go piss up a rope!”

Hat tip Anna
Cross posted at Say Anything

SCOTUS Derangement Syndrome

“Today, President Bush’s radical Supreme Court justices put rigid ideology ahead of the safety of communities in New Jersey and across the country. This decision illustrates why I have strongly opposed extremist judicial nominees and will continue to do so in the future.”


- Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J.

So, a plain and simple understanding of the Constitution makes you an extremist in the eyes of a Democrat who violated NJ election law to run for office? Figures!

Cross posted at Say Anything

Quote du jour

The past two days of Supreme Court decisions have shed a bright light on Obama’s rightward pivot for the general election. Yesterday in the child rape case, Obama agreed with two Justices he voted against and disagreed with those he holds up as models. Today, revising a long held position on gun control, he agrees with Justice Scalia’s reading of the Second Amendment and again disagrees with Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer and Stevens. If only the Court could overturn Roe before the election, Obama would become a pro-lifer.

-Yuval Levin, The Corner

Thursday, June 26, 2008

This Last Week’s Poll

This Last Week’s Poll: John McCain has come out in favor of increased domestic offshore oil exploration. you voted seven to one that his position was
The right decision no matter how he came to it. Drill here. Drill now.
over
A flip flop for political expediency


Not a scientific poll. Respondents are self selecting. Questions are drawn from fortune cookies, hieroglyphics and tomorrow’s New York Times.

Please make your opinion known in this week's poll. (If I ever come up with one!)

This Day in History...

...in 1898, Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller was born. Nicknamed for his barrel shaped chest, "Chesty" was the most decorated Marine in the history of the US.

chesty puller

He was the only Marine to be awarded five Navy Crosses. (The Navy Cross being second only to the Congressional Medal of Honor)
During his career, he fought in World War 2 and the Korean War, and participated in some of the bloodiest battles in Marine Corps history.


Also this day in history,
15 years ago today, two US Navy ships (on Bill Clinton's orders) fired 23 Tomahawk cruise missiles [ineffectually] at the Iraqi Intelligence Service building in Baghdad.


I think here we have a "hero" and a "zero"!

Hat tips LGF , Gateway Pundit
Cross posted at Say Anything

Wayne LaPierre on D.C. v Heller

...and the good news is the NRA is filing suit in liberal enclaves like SF and Chicago suburbs to make sure that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed!



Hat tip LGF

Cross Posted at Say Anything

Obama's Followers Value Freedom of Speech

...just not for anyone who has the temerity to actually disagree with them! Wow! Folks are getting thrown under more than one bus!!

Over at the Nobama blog spot, there's a tale of dirty tricks (what Christians would call "bearing false witness") for a number of blogs that are less than flattering to Barack H. "Bob" Obama.
Last night I received an email from Blogger:
Your blog, at http://nobamablog.blogspot.com/, has been identified as a potential spam blog. For an explanation of what spam blogs are, please see Blogger Help: http://help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py?answer=42577
You will not be able to publish posts to your blog until we review your site and confirm that it is not a spam blog. To request a review, please fill out the form found here: (removed)
We will take a look at your blog and unlock it within four business days.

So, if the thugs, er, zealous campaign workers for Obama don't like your point of view, they attempt to silence you? Nice! Remind me again...is this "Hope" or "Change"?
(...or Blogstallnacht?)*

Hat tip LGF
Cross Posted at Say Anything
*updated

What is an "Obamacon"?

According to Robert D. Novak, it's all "conservative supporters" of the B-Man, Barack Obama.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- What is an "Obamacon?" The phrase surfaced in January to describe British Conservatives entranced by Barack Obama. On March 13, the American Spectator broadened the term to cover all "conservative supporters" of the Democratic presidential candidate. Their ranks, though growing, feature few famous people. But looming on the horizon are two big potential Obamacons: Colin Powell and Chuck Hagel.


Personally, I think you can break it down to its component parts: Obama con.
Any questions?

("Hope" and "Change" being two more Obama cons!)
Cross Posted at Say Anything

Another Domestic Terrorist for Obama? Redux

Yesterday, Gateway Pundit exposed yet another unsavory character supporting Obama, blogging on his website. Today, mirabile dictu, that blog has been scrubbed from Obama's official site!
Today his blog was removed from the Obama website after months of his faithful devotion.
Brother Klonsky is no longer with us.


Needless to say, this is NOT the man Obama knew (and funneled cash to!).
It seems like the biggest "change" Obama is bringing to America is just how many people can fit under that bus!
Let's see...there's Grannie, Rev. Wright, Father Pfleger, his church, campaign finance reform... Do they make "stretch" buses like they do stretch limos??? Heh.

Cross Posted at Say Anything

Jon Stewart on the Obaminator

Not a big fan of his shtick, Jon does seem to enjoy himself mocking the foibles of the Anointed Democrat Bob Hussein Obama!



Hat tip to Sister Toldjah
Cross Posted at Say Anything

Quote du jour

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
-Will Rogers

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

McCain Tied With Obama - Gallup Poll

Ed Morrisey over at Hot Air:
Gallup’s daily presidential tracking poll has had Barack Obama and John McCain in a statistical dead heat for the last two weeks. Now it has them in an actual dead heat. The difference appears to be rising support for McCain...

Well, it certainly is a "change"! Maybe not the one Obambi had in mind? Heh.

Cross Posted at Say Anything

Got Monkey?

In yet another chapter of "It doesn't matter to me what you say he believes or does or values", here's a follow up to the Barack's Lucky Charms story:

NEW DELHI: With Democrat senator Barack Obama busy in the run-up to the US presidential polls, a group of well-wishers in the capital have decided to send him a symbol of his lucky charm, Lord Hanuman, to help him emerge victorious. Obama's representative Carolyn Sauvage-Mar on Tuesday received a gold-plated two-feet-high idol which she will pass it on to the Obama after it is sanctified.


The idol is being presented to Obama as he is reported to be a Lord Hanuman devotee and carries with him a locket of the monkey god along with other good luck charms. An hour-long prayer meeting to sanctify the idol was earlier organised at Sankat Mochan Dham and by Congress leader Brijmohan Bhama, Balmiki Samaj and the temple's priests.
"Obama has deep faith in Lord Hanuman and that is why we are presenting an idol of Hanuman to him," said Bhama.


Okay...after they sanctify the idol, it's obviously too big for his pocket...where are you going to display your Monkey God idol, Barack? (Good thing this is no longer a Christian country, huh?)

Hat tip Drudge
Cross Posted at Say Anything

Pork Invaders



Hat tip to Lady Cincinnatus

Another Domestic Terrorist for Obama?

Gateway Pundit has an excellent article on former Weatherman Mike Klonsky, who has begun a blog on Obama's official website

Mike Klonsky, an Obama supporter and former member of the terrorist group the Weatherman, received a $175,000 grant from the William Ayers/Barack Obama-led Annenberg Challenge to run the Small Schools Workshop. Today he posts a blog on the Obama website...

Nice cozy relationship! Apparently, being a former domestic terrorist is a résumé enhancer in Chicago politics! How many other former domestic terrorists will we find Ayers and Obama channeling funds to?

Cross Posted at Say Anything

Update: According to Gateway Pundit, this friend of Obama's (Who is not the friend he knew), was thrown under the bus with his grannie, his pastor, his church, and anyone else who stands between him and the presidency!

Today his blog was removed from the Obama website after months of his faithful devotion.
Brother Klonsky is no longer with us.

Utah Republicans Get It!

Incumbent, pro-amnesty Republican Chris Cannon has been defeated in Utah's primary, despite having garnered big endorsements and outspending his more conservative rival seven to one.

Jason Chaffetz's promise to change Washington, starting with Rep. Chris Cannon, resonated with Republican voters, who appear to have ousted the six-term incumbent in a Republican primary tonight.


...With nearly three-quarters of precincts counted, Chaffetz led Cannon by more than 20 points. Chaffetz now advances to face Democrat Bennion Spencer in November. The seat strongly favors Republicans.


The Obama folk want change? Here's some change for ya! Time for a few more states to follow Utah's example!

Hat tip The Corner
Cross Posted at Say Anything

Quote du jour

What are the marks of a sick culture? It is a bad sign when the people of a country stop identifying themselves with the country and start identifying with a group. A racial group. Or a religion. Or a language. Anything, as long as it isn't the whole population.

-Robert A. Heinlein

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Top Ten Arguments Against Obama - No, it's Not Letterman!

Over at The Big Picture, Barack Obama’s campaign and qualifications are laid out, both positive and negative. Here are a couple of the negatives…

1. He has no experience. Per Rasmussen, “As the general election campaign gets started, 41% of voters nationwide say that Barack Obama is too inexperienced to be President...”
2. He has a 20-year history of close ties with people who hate America and say so…


Concise and well reasoned, he sums it up thusly:

It would be very good for America to have a Black president. But it has to be the right guy. Being Black is a huge plus for Barack, because it would be a great step forward for America to have a Black president - but you can’t elect a President based on that alone


Well, yeah! That would be...racist!

Hat tip LGF
Cross Posted at Say Anything

Canadian Highway of Heroes

An impressive display of patriotism, in honoring her fallen warriors.



This is the sort of thing I would expect to see posted on the Lasso of Truth, were the lady not on a leave of absence.
To all our Canadian friends: we honor your sacrifice and your loss.

Hat tip LGF
Cross posted at Say Anything

Barack's Lucky Charms

Oh, not just no, but hell, no! The Baraminator carries good luck charms with him?

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama trounced Hillary Rodham Clinton with the help of the Monkey King, an American eagle and a poker chip.
Obama, campaigning in New Mexico, revealed to a group of voters in a cafe the pocket full of charms that he carries with him. He said he keeps a “lucky poker chip” given to him by a voter, and an American eagle pin that was given to him by a Native American woman, saying they remind him of the people he meets along the campaign trail.


So, the American eagle pin he keeps with him at all times. The American flag pin only comes out in red states?

Obama has also carried a small gold statue of the Monkey King, revered in India because Hindus believe monkeys are descendants of the monkey god, Hanuman.


We’ve had one dim President (Carter), do we really need a superstitious President to round out the set?
BTW, in all that twenty years with Jeremiah God Damn America Wright, did he ever get around to the part about ”graven images”?

Hat tip LGF
Cross Posted at Say Anything

Quote du jour

"Now that Barack Obama's going to be the nominee, it shows you how far we've come in this country. Think about this. When a black man named Barack Obama has just as good a chance to blow a sure thing election for the Democrats as white guys like John Kerry and Al Gore, that is progress."

-Jay Leno

Monday, June 23, 2008

Fred Thompson on Obama’s Latest National Security Gaffe.

Obama’s latest national security gaffe? Maybe we should start numbering them for easy reference?

Our Democratic friends are once again scrambling to defend Senator Obama’s latest national security gaffe.

Obama supports the recent Supreme Court majority opinion in the Boumediene decision, which extended for the first time habeas corpus rights to foreign enemy combatants held abroad. The Senator went even further than the Court and said that accused terrorists should be tried in American courts as was Omar Abdel Rahman, “the blind sheik”, who masterminded the first World Trade Center bombing.

Last week, in a call with reporters and bloggers, I pointed out Obama’s folly. The Rahman case demonstrates some of the main reasons why we should not treat enemy combatants as ordinary criminal defendants. Such proceedings potentially compromise results, sources and methods of intelligence gathering.


Treating terrorism as a law enforcement problem is doomed from the start. Treating the first World Trade Center bombing as a criminal act did nothing to prevent the second. To the extent that Obama believes what he says, it is a guarantee of ineffective and counter productive measures against the global war on terror.

Former Senator Thompson also called a press conference and posted a column on the subject for those of you who wish more detail.

Hat tip Hot Air


Cross Posted at Say Anything

Cindy McCain- Humanitarian

I read an Internet troll claim that the “NeoCon MSM” is covering up somehow for Cindy McCain. Newsweek, hardly an organ for the Right, has a fairly decent write up of a lady who could become First Lady of the US of A.

In 1984 Cindy was on a scuba-diving trip in Micronesia when a friend was injured and had to be taken to the hospital. She was sickened by the filthy conditions in the ER: “There were cats in the operating room and rats everywhere,” she says. When she returned home, she began collecting medical supplies and sending them to the hospital. “Finally, the hospital called and said, really what we need is a good orthopedic surgeon,” she says. “So I called some friends and we planned a trip … I don’t know what made me do it.”

So, twenty some years ago, about the same time that other prominent candidates for President were sitting at the feet of Jeremiah “God Damn America” Wright, Cindy was bringing medical supplies to underdeveloped countries!

She named her charity the American Voluntary Medical Team. In 1991, she camped in the Kuwait desert five days after the end of the gulf war to take medical supplies to refugees. That same year, she visited Mother Teresa’s orphanage in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where she saw 160 newborn girls who had been abandoned. The nuns handed her a small baby with a cleft palate so severe that the infant couldn’t be fed. Another baby, also just a few weeks old, had a heart defect. Worried they would die without medical attention, Cindy applied for visas to take the girls back to the United States. But the country’s minister of Health refused to sign the papers. “We can do surgery on this child,” an official told her. Frustrated, Cindy slammed her fist on the table. “Then do it! What are you waiting for?” The official, stunned, simply signed the papers. “I don’t know where I got the nerve,” Cindy told Harper’s Bazaar.
When she arrived in Phoenix, she carried the baby with the cleft palate off the plane. Her husband met her at the airport. He looked at the baby. “Where is she going?” he asked her. “To our house,” she replied. They adopted the little girl and named her Bridget.

Typical rich, heartless Republican bitch! Oh, wait! She doesn’t fit that meme! Let’s find another way to attack her!

The article goes into how she and John met, how John spent seven years, after returning from captivity, trying to make his first marriage work. His first wife, Carol Shepp...

“… no longer discusses the marriage, but has said she doesn’t blame McCain. She has told reporters she thinks of him as a friend and supports him for president.”

He had met Shepp, a former fashion model, before he went to Vietnam. He had adopted her two sons from an earlier marriage and together they’d had a daughter, Sidney. In 1969, while McCain was a POW, Shepp was nearly killed in a car accident. The wreck left her with permanent injuries. When he returned home in 1973, the two tried to make the marriage work, but they had little in common after six years apart. McCain has said he is responsible for the breakup.

Bastard! Oh, wait! McCain owns up for his responsibility in the breakup, his ex doesn’t blame him and thinks of him as a friend. Hmm. Certainly less acrimonious than lots of divorces I know of!

The article deals with her drug addiction following back surgery. There’s no whitewashing what she did. She needed help and she got it!

Cindy paid restitution, did community service and attended counseling sessions.

Wow! If she’d been a Hollywood celebrity, the “Move-On” bunch would be celebrating her courage...and her next project! Heh.

Cindy is the mother of veterans. How many times did we hear ad nauseum that “Bush’s daughters would never go to war”? Cindy has known the pain of seeing her sons go into harm’s way.

When Jimmy was in Iraq during the primary season, Cindy, like every mother whose son is at war, lived to hear his voice. She kept her BlackBerry in her hands at all times so she wouldn’t miss his call. When she went onstage, she would hand the phone to a campaign aide who would stand with it in her line of sight. “She slept with that BlackBerry in her hand,” says Harper. Earlier this year Cindy approached the senator backstage at a campaign event. She was on the brink of tears. “He called,” she told McCain. “I missed it.” It was a rare moment of emotion for a woman who had vowed that, this time around, she would keep her tears in check whenever callous reporters were near.

Read the whole thing. Compare and contrast Cindy McCain with anyone else who might become First Lady next year! I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!



For more, you could see The Feminine Touch Helps John McCain
Cross Posted at Say Anything

Quote du jour

"For America to truly change, we must convince a lot of citizens that citizen leadership, rather than citizen passivity or citizen complaining, is the key to a successful country. The interest groups, bureaucracies, and ideologies of the past will all fight against real change. All will prefer decay as long as their special interests and their special deals are protected. Only we, the American people, can insist on the change in politics and government necessary to create a better, more prosperous, safer and freer future."
-Newt Gingrich, Real Change

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Stargate Fans Listen Up!

The rest of you? Move along! These are not the 'droids you're looking for!



Hat tip: Instapundit

Tom Brokaw Named to Russert Seat Through Nov. Election

Keith Olbermann is said to be crying himself to sleep! Heh.

NBC News has named Tom Brokaw moderator of Meet the Press through the 2008 presidential election, beginning next Sunday, June 29. The news was announced on the program today, a little over a week after the death of Tim Russert.


Hat tip Hot Air

Obama Wars

Found this over at Ace of Spades HQ ... Too funny!

Cross posted at Say Anything

Top-Five Celebrities We Hope Move To Canada If The Messiah Loses

That's the post over at Dirty Harry's Place. Let me give you two out of the five:

* Bill Maher - He can be a tormented, miserable little man anywhere.
* Rosie O’Donnell — I’d melt steel with fire to get her out of here.


Heh. You might want to check out Dirty Harry. He's got a piece about Ted Nugent gutting a rabbit on a movie set that might be worth the price of admission all by itself!

Perhaps, I should add that this is nothing against the Canadians! Heh.

Cross Posted at Say Anything

Quote du jour

"My position on illegal immigration? It's illegal."
-the late Congressman Sonny Bono, quoted in The Official Handbook of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Obama: "Reality based" or Integrity Impaired?

Question: What would you call someone who takes credit for stuff he doesn't do?
Answer: Obama



Note the "Extended health care for wounded troops". Obama didn't even show up for that vote!
Still, he manages to take credit for it! Mirabile dictu! Obama accomplishes miracles even when he's not even there!

Hat tip Powerline
Cross posted at Say Anything

A Little Saturday Night Music

Wow! Child prodigy guitarist Sungha Jung. You have GOT to listen to this!

Trust me! You'll thank me afterwards! Well, he is eleven years old and has been playing for two years, so, of course he's good!

Obama: "Flip Flop of Epic Proportions" says Mark Shields, PBS

For the first time... in my adult life... I feel proud of PBS! (snort!)
Mark Shields on Barack Obama's decision to opt out of public funding:

Barack Obama made history this week. He became the first presidential nominee since Richard Nixon in 1972 to state that his campaign will be funded totally by private donations with no limits on spending.

It was a flip-flop of epic proportions. It was one that he could not rationalize or justify. His video was unconvincing. He looked like someone who was being kept as a hostage somewhere he was so absolutely unconvincing in it. It could not have passed a polygraph test.

I mean, coming up with this bogus argument the Republicans have so much more money -- the Republicans don't have so much more money. He's raised three times as much as John McCain has.


C'mon, Mark! Tell us how you really feel!

...But I really do think that Obama has made this so central to his mission, which is, "I'm going to change Washington, and you can't change Washington until you change the money, until you change the way we raise the money and who we raise it from." And he just basically went back on that.

And I think, in that sense, it can become a character issue against him, and I think that's potentially a problem.


Character matters. Hmmm! Where have I heard that before? The good ship Obama is taking on water, er money! Apparently having a fistful of cash is much better than clinging to his old tired worn out ethics! Let's just see if the voters want this character in the White House!

EPIC proportions. Heh.

BTW, I would expect to see this quote, from the mildly left of center Mr. Shields, show up in a GOP commercial between now and November, should the Democratic Superdelegates not come to their senses at the convention!

Hat tip Hot Air
Cross Posted at Say Anything

The Great Seal of the Pretentious Elite

Barack "I have delusions that I'm already the President" Obama had the following symbol before him at a recent meeting with Democratic governors:

obama seal


"Vero Possumus", a faux Latin rendering for “Yes, we can” as its motto, the Great Seal of Obama screams pretentious narcissism.

But, I'm thinking the folks who show up here are a pretty creative bunch, so here’s your chance to come up with your own motto: What would you suggest for Obama’s Trained, er, Great Seal?

(Extra points for pretentious Latin phrases!)

To get you started, here’s mine: "Praetensa Maximus" What’s yours?

Cross posted at Say Anything

Update: Mickey Kaus over at Slate had this to say:
Is Obama's new faux-presidential, alternative-reality seal his "Mission Accomplished"? If you wanted to emphasize to voters that the Democrats' nominee is a bit stuck up, it would be hard to do better. I suppose he could start requiring reporters to stand when he enters the room.

Quote du jour

"Fortunately for liberals, the Iraqis executed Saddam Hussein the exact same week that former President Ford died, so it didn't seem strange that Nancy Pelosi's flag was at half-staff."
-Ann Coulter, If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans

Friday, June 20, 2008

Two Faces of Obama on Free Trade

The RNC shows the Obamanator clearly speaking out of both sides of his mouth, depending on what he thinks his audience wants to hear.



The DNC Superdelegates still have time to change their minds!
Hat tip Gateway Pundit
Cross Posted at Say Anything

Friday Night Babe

Tonight's Friday Night Babe is a twofer. First, we have Anne Hathaway, star of the new Get Smart movie:
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And the lovely lady who created the role, Barbara Feldon:

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Cross posted at Say Anything

Obama Wants Change?

Unless, change might bring down the price of gasoline, in which case, Obama wants to change back to the status quo!

Jonah Goldberg notes:
We didn’t hear applause from Democrats this week when President Bush “reversed” his “longstanding position” (in the words of the New York Times) on offshore drilling.


Uh, excuse me, but wouldn’t that constitute a “change”?

Nearly 30 years ago, Jimmy Carter’s windfall-profits tax kicked in, making domestic oil exploration more difficult and expensive. In 1981, Congress passed a moratorium on offshore drilling that has stayed in place ever since. In 1990, the first President Bush signed an executive order reinforcing the ban on coastal oil exploration. And, until this week, the current President Bush supported the ban.


So, the advocates for “change” should have been doing backflips when he abandoned his “failed policy of the last eight years“. Right? Right? Anyone??


…Despite enormous improvements in extraction technology, the amount of oil produced domestically in America went down in the last eight years. It went down in the 1990s. It went down in the 1980s. In fact, it’s been trending down since the 1970s, back when Barack Obama’s “new” ideas seemed fresh coming from Jimmy Carter. Today, we produce about as much domestic oil as we did in the late 1940s, even though we keep finding, but not utilizing, more proven reserves


Maybe “drilling our way out” of this situation is the only viable alternative. We surely won’t know until we try!

Cross Posted at Say Anything

Democrats Tone Deaf in Picking Obama Veep

Like, I read this story once, about the guys that Obama might be considering to be the Democrat vice presidential nominee, and it's like I can't really link to it, because it would cost me money, you know? (Wink! Wink!) So there's this congresswoman for the Congressional Black Caucus, and her name is Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, only it's not "Cheeks" in air quotes like it's a stripper name, but it's just her middle name, or maybe her maiden name? But, anyway, she like, recommends people to Obama, and she goes like, Sam Nunn and John Edwards would be like really cool candidates and the search team that has little Caroline Kennedy on it tells them, like, Yeah! Those two guys are guys we've been talking about, too. And so Carolyn goes, like, yeah and you know who else would be cool? And she says, Al Gore would be like totally rad, if only he'd lose like about a hundred pounds! And there's this other guy, Ted Strickland, who's like the Governor of Ohio (wherever that is!) and he would be like, totally awesome as vice president, even if that guy who once said the job was like, not worth a warm bucket of spit, only I don't think he said "spit"!
So then, Carolyn, like really spazzes out and says, Ooh! Ooh! I know! I know! How about John Murtha? Because, like, he's an ex-Marine and he knows about the military and junk like that. And if he really needed a lawyer 'cuz all those other Marines are suing him, well, he could just get John Edwards to defend him, because everybody is guilty until proven innocent, right? Right!

Seriously, John Murtha??? How tone deaf can these guys be to even float the name of the craven John Murtha as a running mate for Obama?

Cross Posted at Say Anything

Quote du jour

"What's the Muslim population of Rotterdam? Forty percent. What's the most popular boy's name in Belgium? Mohammed. In Amsterdam? Mohammed. In Malmö, Sweden? Mohammed. By 2005, it was the fifth most popular baby boy's name in the United Kingdom. Yet most Europeans weren't even aware of the dominant demographic trend until September 11, and subsequent events in Madrid, Paris and London."

-Mark Steyn, America Alone

Thursday, June 19, 2008

This Last Week’s Poll: Unanimous

The question: Are Michelle Obama’s comments fair game for criticism during the presidential campaign?
The answer? Unanimously, Yes. She’s Campaigning for her husband
(I knew this blog catered to a discerning group of people! )

Not a scientific poll. Respondents are self selecting. Questions are drawn from fortune cookies, hieroglyphics and tomorrow’s New York Times.

Please make your opinion known in this week's poll.

BTW, Clicking on the poll is completely anonymous. I don't capture your name, your email address or your soul. (I use my camera for that!) Heh. The poll only captures your opinion!

Barack Flip Flops, er...Changes His Mind About Public Financing

Watch his eyes closely. Barack is speaking sincerely from the bottom of his... Teleprompter™! Mr. Eloquence reads aloud very well!



McCain campaign communications director Jill Hazelbaker responded that Obama "has revealed himself to be just another typical politician who will do and say whatever is most expedient for Barack Obama."

"The true test of a candidate for President is whether he will stand on principle and keep his word to the American people," she continued in a statement released by the McCain campaign. "Barack Obama has failed that test today, and his reversal of his promise to participate in the public finance system undermines his call for a new type of politics. Barack Obama is now the first presidential candidate since Watergate to run a campaign entirely on private funds. This decision will have far-reaching and extraordinary consequences that will weaken and undermine the public financing system."


I was tempted not to do this story at all! Ho, hum...Barack Obama broke another promise...typical politician...and the usual suspects show up to contort logic beyond all recognition to tell us that black is white, hot is cold, yada, yada, yada.

Patterico put it thusly:
Obama’s word is his bond.

Unless keeping his word becomes inconvenient.

Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.

P.S. Obama’s pledge was crystal clear. So it will be interesting to see how many media organizations will report just how clear his pledge actually was.


Yeah! I'm gonna hold my breath waiting for the MSM to jump all over this one!

Cross Posted at Say Anything

Nevada's Brothels Busted By High Fuel Costs

...or is it just Elliot Spitzer’s absence that caused the downturn?

Nevada’s legal brothels have managed to survive through some tough situations. Their latest problem, however, could prove to be too much. According to George Flint, Director of the Nevada Brothel Owners’ Association, revenue for the 25 businesses in his membership organization is down by as much as 45 percent. The reason: Sex for money may be recession resistant but it’s not recession proof. “Business is in a lower slump than I’ve ever seen it before,” Flint says.

Sales are flaccid?

...Several of the hardest hit are the houses of prostitution in Nevada’s rural northern areas, which get roughly 60 percent of their business from truckers. “Some of these brothels are out in the middle of nowhere so fuel prices have an effect, says Dennis Hof, owner of the infamous Moonlite Bunny Ranch. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, diesel on the West Coast now costs $4.87 per gallon. That means truckers could easily spend $1,000 to fill up their tanks, leaving them with little extra cash and less likely to take a detour. For bordello owners, relocating to more central locations is impossible. Under Nevada law, brothels can only operate in counties with fewer than 400,000 residents.

If only there were some kind of stimulus package! Dennis Hof, you may recall, was a big Ron Paul supporter! ”Pimping for Paul” was featured here on Say Anything back before the Paulster’s campaign was rendered impotent!
Hard to say whether or not the ladies will take this latest set back lying down! Maybe they could switch their allegiance from Paul to Obama? After all, he is the Candidate of Ho...pe!

Cross posted at Say Anything

Quote du jour

"When fascism comes to America, it will not be in brown and black shirts. It will not be in jack-boots. It will be in Nike sneakers and Smiley shirts."

-George Carlin, quoted in Jonah Goldberg's Liberal Fascism

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

LAY OFF MY FAMILY

...is the none too subtle banner headline at the Huff Po.
Obama told CBN News that he is deeply disappointed that John McCain has not spoken out against political attacks leveled at his wife.

"I think families are off limits. I would never consider making Cindy McCain a campaign issue,"
And why should he, when he has surrogates by the score to do it for him? It's not unusual to see a story of Barack castigating someone for busting on Michelle right next to a story of someone else busting on Cindy McCain. Say Anything, where I also blog, has its own resident troll that rags on Cindy McCain ad nauseum. Huff Po, demonstrating their relevance to national politics has a story accusing Ciondy McCain of plagiarizing a cookie recipe! (Horrors!)
So, Barack can afford to take a break from making Cindy a campaign issue. He has people to do that for him!

"Senator McCain agrees with Senator Obama that spouses should not be an issue in this campaign, and he has stated that position frequently," Joe Pounder, McCain's spokesman, said. "Unfortunately, when the Democratic National Committee was attacking Mrs. McCain, Senator Obama was not strong enough to stand up and speak out."

"Obama's silence speaks volumes, and it's unfortunate that he would single out others for a standard he himself has failed to live up to."
To borrow from the cookie metaphor, if Michelle can't stand the heat, tell her to get out of the kitchen! If she campaigns for him, her opinions and her character are fair game. Politics ain't bean bag, Obama! Get over it!

Update: I was thinking this AM, it might just be Clintonian parsing: in that he will not make it a campaign "issue", but the negative tone will just be part of his "campaign"!

Cross posted at Say Anything

Hope and Change Equals Superficial Appearances?

The Hope-a-Dope, Spare Change campaign of Barack Obama is apologizing to two Muslim women for discriminating against them for their choice of head coverings.
One of two Muslim women who were denied visible seats behind Barack Obama’s stage at Joe Louis Arena on Monday because they wore head scarves said they deserve a personal apology from Obama and close-up seats at a future campaign rally.
Hebba Aref, 25, and her friend, Shimaa Abdelfadeel, received apologies from the campaign Tuesday after they complained that they were not allowed to sit near the podium when campaign volunteers learned that they wear the traditional Muslim head garb called a hijab.
The way I hear it, the young men in the group were neatly dressed wearing suits. When they were invited to sit in a visible spot on the platform, they wanted to bring their female companions along.

Aref said a group of her friends and friends of Abdelfadeel were approached separately by two different campaign volunteers at Joe Louis Arena. In each case, she said, the friends were told Aref and Abdelfadeel would not be allowed near the stage because of their head scarves.

Aref said one aide told her friends that because of a sensitive political environment, Obama should not be photographed with Muslims wearing head scarves.
So, Obama gets upset if someone calls him a Muslim, although there's nothing wrong with being Muslim, apparently, as long as you're not photographed with anyone identifiably Muslim. Get it?

Obama will bring unity to the United States...some time shortly after he brings unity to his campaign staff! Heh.

Cross posted at Say Anything

Quote du jour

I don’t even notice the color of his skin. I do notice the thinness of it, though.


— Dennis Miller, on Barack Obama
Hat tip LGF

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Gore Modifies House to Save Energy - Energy Use Rises 10%

The Tennessee Center for Policy Research is dogging the heels of the faux Green Goracle again!

NASHVILLE - In the year since Al Gore took steps to make his home more energy-efficient, the former Vice President’s home energy use surged more than 10%, according to the Tennessee Center for Policy Research.

“A man’s commitment to his beliefs is best measured by what he does behind the closed doors of his own home,” said Drew Johnson, President of the Tennessee Center for Policy Research. “Al Gore is a hypocrite and a fraud when it comes to his commitment to the environment, judging by his home energy consumption.”

In the past year, Gore’s home burned through 213,210 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity, enough to power 232 average American households for a month.


Dude! That is one honking carbon footprint! Let me guess...don't do as I do, do as I say! To be fair, let's do the math! 213,219 kWh would power about 20 homes for the same time period. Still, some might call that excessive! And it's trending upward!

Hat tip Drudge
Cross Posted at Say Anything

There's a Mystery Afoot!

The continuing saga of body parts washing up on Canadian shores continues:

A human foot has been found on a beach near the west-coast city of Vancouver, Canadian police say.

It is the fifth human foot to wash up on beaches in the area in the past year. The latest find is a left foot, whereas the other four were right feet.

And unlike TV, where CSI would have DNA results, a motive and a suspect in 46 minutes plus commercials, it may be weeks before this foot can be linked to any of the others, much less whether or not foul play was involved.

But, as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was wont to say,

The game's afoot!
BTW, I first saw this story from a news agency which may or may not have two initials which may or may not be "BS". I then Googled key words to find the story from another news agency I could quote without the "BS". Just so's you know!


AP Wants to Charge Bloggers By the Word

In a move prompting a number of bloggers to simply boycott AP stories, The Associated Press has a set fee structure for the use of quotes from their stories.

Tim Conneally at BetaNews has this:
The AP's disharmony with bloggers may have only just begun, as the alternative it's now offering to being served with takedown notices involves paying an up-front sum for excerpting online articles -- as few as five words.

A meeting between the Associated Press' Vice President for Strategic Planning Jim Kennedy and Robert Cox, who heads the Media Bloggers Association, is now planned for Thursday of this week. The subject at hand is the AP's attempt to find a new way of sharing AP content, which now involves a fee per excerpt based on its word length.

On the heels of a blogosphere revolt last week because of its harsh actions against social news site The Drudge Retort, the AP regrouped over the weekend to take a less litigative -- but more bureaucratic -- approach to dealing with those who wish to quote its material.


The above excerpt, had it been an AP story, at their current rate per this sheet , would be $50.00.

Fifty bucks??? Dear Reader, are you familiar with the term "Pass the hat" ? As for me, I'll join the blogcott. If it happens on AP, it simply doesn't exist!

Hat tip LGF
Cross Posted at Say Anything

Just for "grins". I clicked on their "use non-profit pricing". I got the following caveat:

To qualify for non-profit pricing you must represent a government-qualified non-profit organization and certify that you will use this article solely for non-profit purposes.

Quote du jour

Of all the nonsense that twists the world, the concept of 'altruism' is the worst. People do what they want to, every time. If it pains them, to make a choice- if the 'choice' looks like a 'sacrifice' -- you can be sure that it is no nobler than the discomfort caused by greediness... the necessity of having to decide between two things you want when you can't have both. The ordinary bloke suffers every time he chooses between spending a buck on beer or tucking it away for his kids, between getting up to go to work and losing his job. But he always chooses that which hurts least or pleasures most. The scoundrel and the saint make the same choices....

-Robert A. Heinlein

Monday, June 16, 2008

The Name Trees of Normandy Have Fallen

A little bit of history has fallen in France. Thousands of GIs passed the time carving initials and messages into the beech trees of the Saint Pierre de Varengeville-Duclair forest. Over 150 of them were cut down after the 79 year old land owner was threatened by overzealous local officials to prune the trees.

Name tree of Normandy


The names “Thomas and Dorothy” were carved in the bark of one trunk. Another said “Bob and Carma”. Other trees were marked with soldiers’ home states - Iowa, Maine or Alabama - and several bore hearts and the names or initials of a wife or girlfriend.

The beech trees of Saint Pierre de Varengeville-Duclair forest bore a poignant testimony to the D-Day landings for more than six decades. Thousands of American soldiers stationed there after the liberation of Normandy spent their spare hours with a knife or bayonet creating a lasting reminder of their presence.

Although the trees grew and the graffiti swelled and twisted, this most peculiar memory of one of the 20th century’s defining moments remained visible - until now. Amid bureaucratic indifference and a dispute between officials and the forest owner, most of the trees have been felled, chopped up and turned into paper.

Claude Quétel, a French historian and Second World War specialist, was horrified when he discovered what he called a catastrophe and a shameless act. “It is a typically French failing to wipe out the traces of the past,” he told The Times. “I am indignant.”


Unfortunately, it is not a French failing alone. We, too, need to give diligence and look to those things we wish to preserve, lest our precious heritage slip from us as well.
Hat tip Michael Yon
Cross Posted at Say Anything

Quote du jour

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.

-Mark Twain

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Democrats For John McCain

The Group is called "Citizens for McCain". Joe Lieberman already has over a couple of dozen Democrats on board, from a former Texas Democratic Party Chairman, some Mayors, state legislators, law enforcement, a former NY State Chair of Environmentalists for Clinton-Gore , the Georgia Political Director for Gore-Lieberman, a former MN Lt. Governor and State Supreme Court Justice, a current Elected National Delegate for Senator Hillary Clinton...

Sen. John McCain's campaign has announced a group of prominent Democratic and unaffiliated leaders and activists who have joined Citizens for McCain, a new grassroots effort headed by Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) to rally Americans of all political parties to support McCain's candidacy.


This could count as "Change", too? Couldn't it?

Hat tip LGF
Cross Posted at Say Anything

Obama May Be "Terrorist Connected" Says Dem Executive Committee Member

May be terrorist connected? Good thing this guy isn't a Republican, or someone might accuse him of smears and rumor mongering!



Tennessee Democratic Party Executive Committee member Fred Hobbs tells The City newspaper in Nashville, "I don't exactly approve of a lot of the things he stands for — and I'm not sure we know enough about him. He's got some bad connections, and he may be terrorist connected for all I can tell. It sounds kind of like he may be."

Hobbs was giving an interview to the paper about fellow Tennessee Congressman and Democratic superdelegate Lincoln Davis, who has not yet declared his support for Obama.

Reacting to Hobbs, Davis' Chief of Staff Beecher Frasier says he does not know for sure if Obama is terrorist connected, but he assumes he is not.


"Assumes" he is not? Damning with faint praise from a fellow Democrat! Well, it does seem as if Obama has brought "Change" to the Democratic Party! I have never seen anything like this kind of disunity and disharmony in the party since JFK was in office! Certainly is a change!

Hat top Gateway Pundit
Cross Posted at Say Anything

A Little Father's Day Humor

Watch for a particularly funny line about Michael Moore!



Cross Posted at Say Anything

Quote du jour

It is our duty still to endeavor to avoid war; but if it shall actually take place, no matter by whom brought on, we must defend ourselves. If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether it was fired from within or without, we must try to extinguish it.

-Thomas Jefferson

Saturday, June 14, 2008

A Little Saturday Night Music

Tommy Emmanuel again with a medley of Day Tripper and Lady Madonna.

Nice licks!
Hat tip to LGF

Where Gun Control Pays Dividends -This Guy!

Imagine you get dressed every morning to go to school. You slip your stab-proof vest under your school uniform before you slip out the door. Who are you? Chelsea Clinton? Jenna Bush? No, you're a ten year old in Great Britain whose parents would like to see to it that you make eleven!

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(Bloomberg) -- Ashgar Jilow used to sell stab-proof vests to nightclub bouncers and security guards at his London military surplus store. Now his clients are kids as young as 10 who fear they're going to be knifed at school or on the street.

``Some of them are so tiny the vests don't even fit under their school uniforms,'' said Jilow, 55, who sells about three of the 120-pound ($230) vests a week. ``Parents don't know what to do to keep their kids safe.''

Every week in London 52 teenagers are victims of knife crime, according to the Metropolitan Police. A child is stabbed to death in Britain every two weeks and knife killings outnumber gun homicides three to one, said Norman Brennan, a police officer and director of the Victims of Crime Trust.


So, how's that gun ban working out for y'all, Brits? Streets any safer? Buy stab-proof vest for ten yr. olds because you live in fear that your schoolchildren will be stabbed before they make it home every day?

Maybe if you rewarded people like Tony Martin for defending his home against thugs instead of prosecuting him, there'd be fewer thugs on the streets with knives to threaten your schoolchildren?

Hat tip transsylvania phoenix

Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade

The American Flag, a pretty girl, [a Veteran*] and a large caliber weapon...God Bless America!
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Gina Elise of Pinups for Vets
Cross posted at Say Anything

*Apologies for the omission!

Russert's Doctor on His Heart Disease

Tim Russert was 58, with asymptomatic heart disease. He was a young fellow about my age. Heart disease is the number one killer in America.
Sometimes what you don't know can hurt you!



Hat tip Hot Air
Cross Posted at Say Anything

Happy Flag Day!

Celebrate Old Glory, and fly the flag today.

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And if that honks off a liberal? Consider that a bonus! Heh.

Quote du jour

We can't all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.

-Will Rogers

Friday, June 13, 2008

Friday Night Babe

Last week, we had one of the lovely ladies from Battlestar Galactica. This week, the lovely Suzie Plakson, who has played four different species of babes on different Star Trek series.

Suzie Plakson
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Ohio Judge Admires Che & Obama

Right Wing Sparkle has a shot of an Ohio judge and his less than stellar judgment!

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Seems several of Obama's campaign workers had an infatuation with Che as well. What is it about Leftist assassins that makes the liberal's heart go pitter pat?

Cross posted at Say Anything

Chuck Norris Says: Drill Here. Drill Now.

Let's hope he does better here than he did for Mike Huckabee!




It's at least mildly amusing, even if ol' Chuck is getting a little long in the tooth!


Cross Posted at Say Anything

Triskaidekaphobics Unite!

Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number 13. Happy Friday the 13th!

Quote du jour

The plan to take money away from people who never owned slaves to give to people who never were slaves is not "reparations", it's legalized theft.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

This Last Week's Poll

The question was: Did Obama’s recent resignation from his church of twenty years convince you he has not been unduly influenced by his membership?

One “Yes“. An interesting choice, but, if you’ll pardon the pun, the minority opinion. Twice as many people picked “No”.
Thirty percent picked: “Too little, too late.
The majority of votes went to: Strictly political posturing (40%)

All tolled, nine to one against Obama successfully tossing his church under the bus!

Not a scientific poll. Respondents are self selecting. Questions are drawn from fortune cookies, hieroglyphics and tomorrow’s New York Times.

Please make your opinion known in this week's poll.

Obama on Obama's Inexperience

"Stuttering John" Obama on the inexperience of...Barack Obama:



Oh, my! If you can't believe this guy that Obama's inexperienced, who can you trust?

Hat tip Gateway Pundit
Cross posted at Say Anything

Canadian Debate: McCain Surrogates Wipe the Floor With Obama Surrogates

Last week in Toronto, Samantha Power, the Pulitzer Prize winning author and former adviser to Barack Obama, was uncharacteristically downbeat.
… Going into the Munk Debate on global security and the U.S. election, only 21% of the assembled audience agreed with the motion that “the world is a safer place with a Republican in the White House.” Two hours later this mostly liberal and deeply anti-Bush crowd had a profound change of heart: 43% ended up voting for the motion.


Did you get that? I visited Toronto recently, and most of the folks I spoke to fit the “mostly liberal and deeply anti-Bush” description and were looking forward to an Obama presidency. Twenty two percent of those who heard this debate changed their minds in favor of having another Republican in the White House!

Ms. Power is right be concerned about the causes of this unexpected shift in public opinion, in the microcosm of the Munk Debate, because of what it says about Obama’s candidacy and the coming U.S. general election.
The debate previewed three highly effective arguments — put forward with devastating effect by the formidable Charles Krauthammer, and historian Niall Ferguson — for why America, Canada and the world will be safer if John McCain and the Republicans form the next U.S. administration.
First, John McCain is not George W. Bush.


Despite what the Second Jimmy Carter term folks are saying! Read the whole thing. It’s heartening for Republicans and not so much for the Hope and Change Hucksters.

Periodically in American history, foreign policy issues trump domestic worries on election day. If this occurs on November 4, John McCain will be the next president of the United States. If you don’t believe me, just ask Samantha Power who witnessed the unthinkable: a downtown Toronto audience flipping for John McCain and flopping on Barrak Obama.


Heh.
Cross posted at Say Anything

Government Plot Laid Bare – Strips Bikini Ban from Public Pool

In the town of Kanab Utah, if’n you wanted to go down to the Cowboy Water'n Hole, to go for a swim, you’d best leave your bikini in the locker room. Let me rephrase that!
The city council had banned bikinis at the town’s public swimming pool. However, public pressure (read: ridicule) is causing them to reconsider.

KANAB, Utah (AP) -- A ban on bikinis at the city pool is expected to be revised, ending a short-lived prohibition on the popular two-piece pool attire. But that does not mean that lifting the G-rating is going to lead to poolside G-strings.
"My recommendation is going to be no thongs or string bikinis," said City Councilwoman Nina Laycook, who called the original dress code an oversight.


Oversight. I’m sure there’s an ogling joke in there somewhere!

…But the publicity that the ban received may linger for the city like a bad sunburn.
The restrictions were not popular, even in the community where the council passed a resolution in 2006 to favor the "natural family" consisting of a working husband, a stay-at-home wife and a "full quiver of children."


Hmm. I’m thinking these folks are conservatives!

Perhaps, like the mythical island of Jay Ward and Bill Scott, they should be glad they don’t live on No Bikini Atoll ! Heh.
And despite what you might think, I search diligently through story after story searching for the photos that accompanied this story!

Cross posted at Say Anything

Quote du jour

For any voter trying to choose between the two candidates for commander in chief, there is no better test than this: When American strategy in a critical theater was up for grabs, John McCain proposed a highly unpopular and risky path, which he accurately predicted could lead to success. Barack Obama proposed a popular and politically safe route that would have led to an unnecessary and debilitating American defeat at the hands of al Qaeda.

Frederick W. Kagan
Hat tip The Corner

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

500,000 Dead Kids in Iraq- "We Think The Price Is Worth It."

Damn those callous Republicans! Who in the hell do they think they are anyway? Oh! Wait! They're Democrats!
From James Taranto's Best of the Web Today:

Although the (Clinton) administration did not take action to remove Saddam Hussein from power, it did bomb the country and support strict U.N. sanctions.

In 1996, as the hard-left radio show "Democracy Now!" recounted some years later, (Madeleine) Albright, then ambassador to the U.N., gave an interview to CBS's "60 Minutes":

Correspondent Leslie Stahl said to Albright,
"We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that"s more children than died in Hiroshima. And--and you know, is the price worth it?"

Madeline Albright replied
"I think this is a very hard choice, but the price--we think the price is worth it."

That the sanctions killed half a million Iraqi children was almost certainly a pro-Saddam canard. But Albright did not dispute the premise. Instead, she defended (it) as "worth it"...


The next time you hear how callous and heartless the Bush administration is for what's happening in Darfur, or what's not happening in Myanmar, or the deaths of four thousand American servicemen, think of what that class act Madeleine Albright and the Clinton administration were willing to do...
"for the children"!


Cross Posted at Say Anything

Ohio's Governor Absolutely, Positively Does NOT Want to be Obama's VP

Interviewed on NPR, Ohio's Governor Ted Strickland moved away from Barack Obama like Superman avoiding kryptonite. Like a Hippie avoiding a bath. Like Michael Moore avoiding a salad! Heh.

Hailing from one of the most important swing states, Strickland had been one of the most talked about VP possibilities for Obama, but asked if he is auditioning for the job, he was Shermanesque in ruling it out.

"Absolutely not. If drafted I will not run, nominated I will not accept and if elected I will not serve. So, I don’t know how more crystal clear I can be," he said.


VP is an excellent staging area for a Presidential run. Does Ted have baggage he knows would come out in the Presidential proctological probe? Is there something about Obama Ted finds less than winsome? Or does he just not want to go down with the good ship B.H. Obama this November? He seems awfully adamant that he does NOT want the job! What does he know that we don't?

Cross Posted at Say Anything

Rasmussen Poll: Candidates' Wives Are Important

Three out of five American voters (61%) say their perception of a presidential candidate’s wife is at least somewhat important to how they vote...
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 22% of voters say it is very important. Only 11% say it is not at all important.

Video here.
The current First Lady, Laura Bush, is regarded favorably by 75% of the nation’s voters, with only 21% rating her unfavorably.
By contrast, Michelle Obama... is rated favorably by 48% and unfavorably by 42% of voters. That latter figure includes a startling 25% who have Very Unfavorable opinion of the potential First Lady. A statistically comparable 24% view her Very Favorably. Ten percent (10%) are undecided.

Cindy McCain... earns favorable reviews from 49% while 29% offer an unfavorable assessment. She is viewed Very Unfavorably by only 10% of voters while 17% have a Very Favorable opinion of Mrs. McCain. In her case, 22% remain undecided.


I've heard that the Obama campaign has hired consultants to work on Michelle's image. None too soon, I would think!
Hat tip Hot Air
Cross Posted at Say Anything

Quote du jour

Sen. Obama says that I'm running for a Bush's third terms. It seems to me he's running for Jimmy Carter's second.

-John McCain

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Jennifer Lopez Slips Into Something Comfortable... Barack Obama’s Office

Yes! There were three boobs in Senator Obama's office today!

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Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez slipped into the Hart Senate Office Building on Wednesday afternoon for a mysterious meeting inside presumptive Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama’s (Ill.) office.
The Hollywood star, sporting a black cocktail dress and carrying an orange handbag, surprised staffers when she was spotted walking through the Hart atrium and taking the elevator to Obama’s seventh-floor office.

Hat tip Hot Air
Cross Posted at Say Anything

Barack's de facto Gun Ban

James Taranto of Best of the Web Today points to an under reported story on Barack Obama's two-faced stand on gun control. David Hardy's Of Arms and the Law website has the story:
"Obama's proposal to ban gun stores within 5 miles of a school"

Reader Henry Bowman had a comment blocked by the spam filter, and merits a separate post. He writes:

"Barack Obama supported a proposal to ban gun stores within 5 miles of a school or park, which would eliminate almost every gun store in America." is more than just a little exaggeration.

You think so? Let's go to the website of somebody who has done the homework you should have done.

Check out the map there, and the other maps linked on that page. Every one of those dots is merely 1,000 feet in radius -- the size of the current "school zone" for the federal law.

Now imagine that each dot is 26 times bigger! Where do the gun stores fit?
Here's a map of Cleveland, OH, (2005) complete with 1,000 ft dots:

GFSZ Cleveland
Hat tip GunLaws.com

Now multiply those dots twenty six times! They don't want gun dealers selling guns out of their homes...or any where else! The Pro-abortion people say
What good is the right to an abortion if a woman can't afford it?

I'd ask Obama and his other face: What good is the "right of the people to keep and bear arms" if you put all the gun dealers out of business?

Cross posted at Say Anything

Quote du jour

"My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it."

Campaign slogan suggestion for BHO from John Gross, via Mark Steyn

Monday, June 9, 2008

Chicago Politics- "Ruthless When You Have to Be"

CNN's report of Barack Obama's first run for the Illinois State Senate. (Hint: Lots of lawyers involved!) Barack believes in not giving the voters a choice, unless it's he!



Hat tip Stop the ACLU
Cross posted at Say Anything

"Everyone Else Has Had More Sex Than Me"

...is the name of the song. This is not autobiographical! Heh.



via ebaumsworld

Obama Bumbles Off Script

Sounding worse than Ted Kennedy with a snootful, or our resident liberals stone sober, listen to the next forty seconds of "I don't know what the frack I'm saying!"

At the You Tube site, it says

Obama loses his train of thought on Iraq

Obama’s own site has:

Remarks of Senator Barack Obama

Health Care Town Hall

Bristol, Virginia

Thursday, June 5, 2008

As prepared for delivery

”As prepared for delivery”, he wasn’t talking about Iraq. That was the pure, off the cuff, mental prowess of Barack H. Obama! Heh.

Hat tip Rush Limbaugh

Cross Posted at Say Anything
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