What, they won’t let her keep her overt desk jockey job at the CIA? That’s odd!
Oh, maybe he’s talking about her “covert” and “undercover” career, the one that’s been non-existent since 1994. At any rate, Joe Wilson whined to the accommodating MSM (specifically 60 Minutes on
“See? B.S.” CBS) that Valerie Plame’s career at the CIA was essentially DOA.
Wilson contends that his wife’s identity was deliberately revealed by the Bush administration to get back at him for publicly challenging U.S. prewar intelligence on Iraq.
Right…and N.O.W. is just a group of average heterosexual women with no man-hating lesbian agenda! Anyway, read this nugget:
Former CIA agent Jim Marcinkowski, now a city attorney in Royal Oak, Michigan, told “60 Minutes” it was “outrageous” that Plame had been exposed.
“CIA people don’t like cameras. We don’t like publicity. We operate in the background as much as possible. So she’s in a very, very uncomfortable spot,” said Marcinkowski, who trained with Plame at the CIA.
Really? They hate attention? Then Valerie has one of the oddest forms of agoraphobia and “discomfort” I’ve ever seen here in that top-secret classified document known as Vanity Fair magazine:
Considering her husband is a proven liar, and that the press is sloppier than Ted Kennedy at Spring Break, it’s not difficult to see this pap on the MSM tour.
Speaking of MSM pap and sloppiness, the MSM still refuses to acknowledge the indisputable fact that Plame was not a spy. Headline: “Rove should be fired, spy’s husband says” The same hubby that said she was not a covert agent at the time of the Novak column, no less.
Nope…no liberal media bias.
By the way: thanks to everyone yesterday for the kind words. Though I may retain an edge with my writing style, I’ll try to keep the comments to those of you who frequently disagree with me above-board. You guys were great, and I do appreciate it.
This will be my only post today. I don’t feel much like getting political today, after having just found out that an old high school classmate of mine named Monica has a malignant brain tumor in an advanced stage right now. She’s had two operations to remove it, and it kept returning. Her and her family have made the mutual decision to stop surgery, chemo, and radiation, since the tumor is now bleeding into her brain. She’s been given about 4 – 6 weeks, tops.
On days like this, politics just doesn’t seem very significant. Maybe tomorrow, I’ll feel differently. Until then, I wish everyone a happy, healthy day (and life).
David Brooks, hardly a right-wing apologist, had this to say about the current state of the Democrats:
Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald did not find evidence to prove that there was a “broad conspiracy to out a covert agent for political gain. He did not find evidence of wide-ranging criminal behavior. He did not even indict the media’s ordained villain, Karl Rove,” writes David Brooks in Sunday’s NY TIMES.
“Leading Democratic politicians filled the air with grand conspiracy theories that would be at home in the John Birch Society.”
“Why are these people so compulsively overheated?.. Why do they have to slather on wild, unsupported charges that do little more than make them look unhinged?
Brooks quotes from an essay written 40 years ago by Richard Hofstadter called “The Paranoid Style in American Politics.”
Hofstadter argued that sometimes people who are dispossessed, who feel their country has been taken away from them and their kind, develop an angry, suspicious and conspiratorial frame of mind. It is never enough to believe their opponents have committed honest mistakes or have legitimate purposes; they insist on believing in malicious conspiracies.
“The paranoid spokesman,” Hofstadter wrote, “sees the fate of conspiracy in apocalyptic terms — he traffics in the birth and death of whole worlds, whole political orders, whole systems of human values. He is always manning the barricades of civilization.” Because his opponents are so evil, the conspiracy monger is never content with anything but their total destruction.”
Brooks summarizes: “So some Democrats were not content with Libby’s indictment, but had to stretch, distort and exaggerate. The tragic thing is that at the exact moment when the Republican Party is staggering under the weight of its own mistakes, the Democratic Party’s loudest voices are in the grip of passions that render them untrustworthy.“
Emphasis mine. He’s right. The GOP looks completely uncoordinated and maladroit, dropping the ball on so many things. Yet because the Dems are so unhinged right now, Americans aren’t ready to give them the keys to the car yet (and they’ll never want to give the keys to Ted Kennedy…but I digress). With the damage that Dems are inflicting upon themselves by catering to the moonbat wing of their once-proud party, it’s hard to see Americans trusting them anytime soon. The average voter will do something like this:
(In the voting booth)
Hmmm…I could vote for the Republican, who has squandered my money and gotten in the way of great progress. Or, I could vote for the Democrat…who’s crazier than Michael Moore when the buffet line closes!
(Sigh)…check one for the GOP!
Granted, I would likely vote for the Libertarian, but that’s another topic for another day. But the point is that the GOP is giving voters an opportunity to vote Democrat, but the Democratic Party doesn’t seem interested in allowing that to happen.
For recent moonbat visitors here who just swear that libs support the troops more than those right-of-center, and that libs who don’t serve are somehow more noble than righties who don’t serve, here’s a blueprint of what NOT to do to honor the war dead:
Do NOT throw a “2000th soldier dead” party. Story and photos of people having WAY too much fun for what would otherwise be a somber event are here.
Why let a few dead troops get in the way of one kickass hippy shin-dig, huh?
Clean up your own house, moonbats, before you flutter into mine and level baseless, emotionally-charged and intellectually void charges. Literally…clean up your house. You moonbats and hippies stink!
Hat tip: Michelle Malkin
After all, with all of the Dems screaming about how unfair it is that Miers has withdrawn from the SCOTUS justice nomination, it must be good for those of us right-of-center:
Howard “Primal Scream” Dean broke out the “die on the vine” DNC meme from the 1990’s. Link.
Harry Reid thought she was a good idea, and that Bush listened to the “right-wing” of the GOP. Link. If true, that would mark the first time it would have happened.
Tom Harkin said “I really think it’s despicable what they [the GOP] are doing.” Link.
Dianne Feinstein’s quote: “I hate to see a woman go down this way. I really, really do.” Insert Monica Lewinsky joke here: _______________
The more that Democrats praised her, the more uneasy I became. Note to self: In the future, ask more Democratic Senators “Who are Republicans permitted to like and dislike?”
At least there is finally a Democrat proposing a solution instead of kvetching about it. Too bad the proposed solution makes as much sense as a “soup sandwich”!
Her Highness Hillary Clinton has been legislatively anemic since getting to the Senate over five years ago. However, such a puny legislative achievement pedigree hasn’t stopped the MSM for showering her with favorable coverage like Bill Clinton showered Monica with…ah, never mind, that’s too easy!
Well, now Her Highness has decided the best way to help Americans with their high gas prices would be to…increase the amount of money consumers pay for their gas prices. Excerpt from story:
Speaking to a group of alternative energy investors in Washington, D.C., Clinton proposed to sock oil companies with $20 billion in new fees that would be used to fund research on clean energy – driving up costs for oil producers that they would inevitably pass along to consumers.
Mrs. Clinton insisted that her $20 billion fee plan was “not about new energy taxes on consumers” – but she declined to say how oil companies would absorb the additional costs without charging consumers.
Emphasis mine. Notice how liberal politicans are petrified to use the more appropriate (and correct) terminology: taxes.
Does she think that the gas companies will take these new taxes lying down? Is she really that ignorant of economics, or is she just pandering for votes early on? She’s probably tailoring her message to the same group of dumbed-down myrmidons who believe that corporations actually pay income taxes! In case you’re one of those said myrmidons, here’s how it works:
Corporations don’t pay income taxes. Their shareholders do, their employees do, and their customers (i.e. you, the general public) do. You can’t tax a corporate entity. It’s impossible. When a corporation pays taxes, it embeds the cost of the taxes into its products’ prices. It puts a limit on how much money can be divvied up amongst their employees and shareholders. In short, it’s a tax on everyone with the most remote connection to that business. Corporations don’t pay taxes…they collect them.
So, if Her Highness wants to tax Conoco, Chevron, etc., then those companies will say “Fine. We’re not going to let it affect our bottom line, so we need to increase prices at the pump to offset the new taxes (or, as Shrillary likes to call them, ‘fees’)!”
“Not about new energy taxes on consumers”? That would be the guaranteed outcome! Therefore, she’s either economically stupid, or she’s a pandering dishonest politician. So which is it?
Patrick Fitzgerald, the “Leakgate” prosecutor, is having his motives and affiliations questioned as he continues his investigation. OK, fair enough, I guess. However, I read this tidbit (NewsMax via the AP):
The prosecutor has discussed other charges with defense lawyers in recent weeks, including false statements, obstruction of justice and mishandling of classified information. Libby and Rove have emerged as two of the key figures in the probe.
Emphasis mine. I have to wonder: does “mishandling of classified information” cover, oh, I dunno…stuffing sensitive national security documents down your trousers? Does “obstruction of justice” cover, say, stuffing said documents down said trousers in an attempt to keep a certain 9/11 Commission from getting potentially damning or embarrassing details about one’s former boss?
Burglar Berger can stuff his pants like a Thanksgiving turkey with documents dealing with national freakin’ security, and get nary a slap on the wrist. However, telling a reporter the name of a CIA desk jockey that nearly everyone knew, who had been in Vanity Fair magazine, whose name appeared on hack hubby Joey Wilson’s corporate web site, etc., constitutes a crime. Was the investigator of Berger that weak, or is Fitzgerald that zealous?
Learn a lesson, GOP. Playing nicely with these people gets you nothing but heartache. These days, the GOP is like the kid on the playground that no one wants to play with. He’ll give away his lunch money, let himself get bullied, and laugh when everyone makes fun of him…all in the hopes that something, anything, will make the others like him. It never works. It only encourages the others to keep stepping on him and accelerate the cruelty.
USA Today‘s photoshopped picture:
The real and authentic picture:
An attempt to “Demon-eyes” Sec. Rice, perhaps?
Well, the blogosphere lit a fire under their sloppy asses hotter than Janet Reno at a Waco barbecue. How did USA Today polish their turd? Like this:
Editor’s note: The photo of Condoleezza Rice that originally accompanied this story was altered in a manner that did not meet USA TODAY’s editorial standards. The photo has been replaced by a properly adjusted copy. Photos published online are routinely cropped for size and adjusted for brightness and sharpness to optimize their appearance. In this case, after sharpening the photo for clarity, the editor brightened a portion of Rice’s face, giving her eyes an unnatural appearance. This resulted in a distortion of the original not in keeping with our editorial standards.
I took a course in college called “Deciphering MSM bovine feces 101”, and I can properly translate the Editor’s Note for you:
We still underestimate the impact of the blogosphere, and grossly miscalculated the number of people who would notice our less-than-subtle attempt to portray an administration figurehead in a highly unflattering light. Getting caught red-handed is not in keeping with our editorial standards, and quite frankly, we’re running out of ways to keep from continually getting caught like this. We have to use euphemisms like “unnatural” instead of “hideously demonic.” Geez, the next thing you know, you’ll want to check that documents are actually authentic and not forgeries! You people are never satisfied!
Nope…no liberal media bias.
Fred Phelps, the hateful homophobic founder of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka (and whose website is GodHatesFags.com), is even more deranged than I previously thought. I didn’t think it was possible, but I think even less of him now than I did before. He now praises the London terrorist bombings that happened on 7/7/05. From The Sky Report:
The Sky Report has secretly filmed one of America’s most controversial Christian ministers praising the London bombings.
Fred Phelps says that terrorist outrages and natural disasters such as Hurricane Rita are examples of God’s wrath against countries such as America and Britain for tolerating homosexuals and homosexuality.
Fred Phelps, who set up the controversial Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, told our undercover reporter about the attacks, which killed 52 people:
“Oh I am so thankful that happened. My only regret is that they didn’t kill about million of them. England deserves that kind of punishment, as does this country (America)”.
The church, which has 150 followers, recently started picketing funerals including those of American soldiers killed in Iraq, waving banners such as “Thank God 9/11”, “God Hates Fags” and “Aids Cures Fags”.
Phelps thinks that the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and 7/7 happened because “God hates fags” and that America and the UK are too tolerant of the gay lifestyle. Well, Pakistan is incredibly intolerant of homosexuality, yet they were recently leveled by a large earthquake. So, Fred, are catastrophes the result of acts of an anti-gay God or aren’t they?
Look, for the record, I think the Bible is clear on homosexuality: it’s a sin. Don’t flame me…read the rest of what I’m saying here, OK?
It is a sin. So is murder. So is lying. So is stealing. So is finding your neighbor’s spouse attractive! There are a number of things that the Bible defines as being sinful, and I believe the Bible 100%. However, the Bible also says “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” It says that “before removing the splinter in your neighbor’s eye, remove the log from your own eye first.” It says “Love thy neighbor.” It says “Judge not, lest ye be judged.”
In other words, live and let live. Do I find acts of gay sex disgusting? Yes, of course. That’s why I don’t engage in them! I find beets disgusting, too, but I don’t browbeat people who eat beets. Do I find many aspects of the gay agenda objectionable, such as trying to teach Heather Has Two Mommies and King and King to elementary school children, or trying to have the age of sexual consent lowered to 16 (happened during the early ’90s)? You’re damned right I do! However, as Phelps’ mere pitiful existence proves, there are elements and factions of all sides of the political spectrum that must be confronted. Plus, opposition to issues such as gay marriage or gays in the military does NOT mean that those who have such opposition find cretins like Phelps appealing. We can agree to disagree on gay marriage, gays in the military, etc., but I’d like to think that we can all roundly condemn marginal bigots like Phelps who give the rest of Christians a bad name.
Does God have a problem with the gay lifestyle? In all likelihood, yes. However, is it too much to ask Him to be the judge instead of us? If God wants to cast gays into the pit of Hell, I’m certain He doesn’t need our consent to do so. If He decides that gayness isn’t that big of a deal or that it’s no worse than lying or stealing, then He’ll decide that, too.
My point is that I don’t understand the seething pathological hatred that drives people like Phelps. God doesn’t hate anyone, regardless of what they’ve done. Phelps may find that hard to believe, but if he actually would try reading the Bible (not too much to ask a church minister, is it?), he might discover that God is a loving, merciful entity. Phelps is a depraved, sick subhuman. May God have mercy on him.
From the AP:
Nearly 50 years ago, Rosa Parks made a simple decision that sparked a revolution. When a white man demanded she give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., bus, the then 42-year-old seamstress said no.
At the time, she couldn’t have known it would secure her a revered place in American history. But her one small act of defiance galvanized a generation of activists, including a young Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and earned her the title “mother of the civil rights movement.”
Rosa displayed courage that few people have ever possessed. She had the temerity to demand that she be treated with the same respect and dignity, and possess the same rights, as anyone else. That a large chunk of the Southern population disagreed with that sentiment was shameful.
Fortunately, society has evolved greatly with respect to race relations in the last four decades. Unspeakable acts that would have once been excused by good ol’ boy judges or purported “God-fearing” Christians are now roundly rejected by all but a depraved sliver of Americans.
While Americans may still have sharp divisions when it comes to race-related issues such as affirmative action or quotas (or even reparations), and while some race-hustling pimps like Jesse, Al, Calypso Louie, and David Duke benefit from the perpetuation of false racial problems, nearly all of us have to agree that race relations are substantially better and have nowhere to go but forward.
Such gains in race relations are due in large part to pioneers like Rosa Parks, who refused to be treated like some animal. She was better than that, she knew it, and she wouldn’t accept it. The world is a better place for her contributions.
Enjoy your new seat in Heaven, Rosa. The view is much more pristine than that of Montgomery or anywhere else.
Check out Jay’s Stop the ACLU blog. I’ve touched on the ACLU and how it doesn’t have A C-L-U-e about America and what makes it great. The organization’s founder was a Communist, and his organization hasn’t deviated much from its inception.
However, this blog is a great resource that keeps tabs on the ACLU, as well as their crazy moonbat allies on the left. It’s always nice to know from time to time what the other side is up to, regardless of how anemic its support may be.
Anyway, I’ve linked to his blog now, and it will be a regular part of my blogosphere diet.
British banks are banning piggy banks because they may offend some Muslims.
Halifax and NatWest banks have led the move to scrap the time-honoured symbol of saving from being given to children or used in their advertising, the Daily Express/Daily Star group reports here.
Muslims do not eat pork, as Islamic culture deems the pig to be an impure animal.
Salim Mulla, secretary of the Lancashire Council of Mosques, backed the bank move.
“This is a sensitive issue and I think the banks are simply being courteous to their customers,” he said.
Nothing helps to combat the image that Islam is a religion of intolerance more than banning a freakin’ piggy bank…just to convice them that you’re not as intolerant as they are.
“Please don’t hate us! Here…look! We’ve banned the piggy bank! Feel better?”
To be fair, according to a Muslim MP in Parliament, this is stupid:
Khalid Mahmoud, the Labour MP for a Birmingham seat and one of four Muslim MPs in Britain, also criticised the piggy-bank ban.
“We live in a multicultural society and the traditions and symbols of one community should not be obliterated just to accommodate another,” Mr Mahmoud said.
“I doubt many Muslims would be seriously offended by piggy banks.”
Yeah, well…what the hell does he know about Muslims! It’s not like he is one, anyway! Oh, wait…yes, he is. Then I guess the non-Muslim banks just know more about Islam than a Muslim MP, huh?
I was watching the local morning show yesterday morning, and the anchorwoman said that Key West had loaded up some of the city buses and transported evacuees up to Miami’s Florida International University. FIU is their hurricane shelter, I guess.
It dawned on me: “How can Key West do that?”
I mean, they didn’t wait for the federal government to step in. They didn’t wait for the feds to send Amtrak, Greyhound, UPS, FedEx, Domino’s Pizza drivers, or anyone else to come get them. No, the city made the decision at the local level to use its resources to evacuate those who were incapable of evacuating on their own. How is this possible?
This development may come as a shock to moonbats who believe that the already-bloated federal government should be making decisions like these. A city prepping for its own evacuation…what a novel idea! Next thing you know, the state of Florida may actually have a contingency plan for dealing with the aftermath. What? They already do? Both city AND state plans that don’t rely on federal handholding? This is chaos, I tell ya…pure insanity!
Someone send a memo to New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin and Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco that there do exist elected officials who know what to do when a hurricane comes bearing down on their areas.
Haloscan is supposed to allow comments again. Apparently, they’re testing a spam comment filter, and it worked TOO well…it thought all comments were spam. Granted, some are annoying and tiresome, but that’s not the same as spam! 😉
Anyway, my apologies for Haloscan’s error. I’m still searching for a more reliable service, but it’s hard to beat Haloscan’s price of $0.00. Then again, I guess I’m getting what i paid for it!
No, not like Al Gore contests states. No, Dem prez candidate in ’08, Sen. Joe Biden from Delaware, says that Dems will try to compete in every state, regardless of how red it may be. From the AP:
U.S. Senator Joe Biden says if Democrats are to retake the White House and Congress, they must be more active in and win states like Kentucky.
We here at the Crush Liberalism Objective World News Service (CLOWNS) have obtained a partial transcript of Senator Biden’s campaign speech in Kentucky:
BIDEN: It’s important that we blunt the efforts of those gun-toting, pickup-driving, Bible-reading, inbred rednecks in the next election!
(Aide whispers into Biden’s ear)
BIDEN (murmuring): Dammit! Of all the speeches for me to plagiarize, why did I have to lift Howard Dean’s MoveOn 2004 campaign fundraiser speech from Berkeley?!
Looks like Senator Plagiarism is off to a rocky start for 2008.
According to the AP story, Bush may name Greenspan’s replacement today. Greenspan’s term ends Jan. 31, and apparently, it’s not going to be renewed. I don’t know if it was his choice or not.
Well, in light of some of Bush’s other crony-based picks, such as his personal lawyer for the U.S. Supreme Court, maybe Bush will pick his personal accountant as the Fed chairman! We’ll find out soon enough.
It’s Haloscan…again. Haloscan is what I use for comments and trackbacks, and it appears to be flaky and unreliable again. If you try to comment and can’t, you (likely) haven’t been banned. I’d recommend saving your comments to a file (text file, Word document, etc.), then try later to copy-and-paste them in.
Sorry about that. I’m looking for a new free comment and tracking tool (better than Blogspot’s, which is pretty lame), hopefully more reliable.
This is the Old Gray Hag, so take this fishwrap’s story with a grain of salt. You have no idea how uneasy I am referencing one of their stories, given their recent credibility problems. But if true, there will be a boom in dental visits in this country resulting from the collective gnashing of leftist teeth that Rove got away with “it” again. Story:
It’s not clear whether Fitzgerald believes that Rove and/or Libby had indeed violated the 1982 Intelligence Identities Protection Act, but couldn’t prove his case. Or whether he realized early on that the law didn’t apply to Ms. Plame, who doesn’t qualify as a covert agent because she hadn’t served abroad within five years of her “outing.”
Instead, the Times said: “Among the charges that Mr. Fitzgerald is considering are perjury, obstruction of justice and false statement” – raising speculation that the Leakgate case may devolve into a Martha Stewart-like prosecution, which drew howls of derision from legal critics.
It’s been said all along that the 1982 law couldn’t have been broken, since Plame wasn’t a covert agent. However, leftists remained willfully ignorant of that fact, thinking that if they just parroted the same lie over and over for a long enough period of time, said lie would become fact. Those of us who operate in the alternative universe known as “reality” were keenly aware that wouldn’t happen.
So this could turn out to be like the Tom DeLay (or, as the Slimes references, the Martha Stewart) case. “He broke this law! What? It wasn’t a law at the time he broke it? Oops…note to self: look up ex post facto in pocket legal dictionary. OK, how about this law? No? OK, I need another grand jury, and pronto! This one…no? OK, how about this grand jury? Great…we have a winner!”
Having said that, if a law was broken, then by God, prosecute. However, I find it humorous that Bill Clinton can commit perjury and get off (no pun intended) without jail time, yet Karl Rove mentions the name of a government employee in non-clandestine operations, and the left wants him drawn and quartered. I guess had Rove said “Valerie Plame works for the CIA…and she blew me”, then the left would be OK with it. After all, if it’s about sex…
A 93-year-old man in Tampa hits a pedestrian with his car, drives three miles with the man’s severed body stuck in his windshield and roof, before a toll worker sees the carnage and calls the cops. Full story here.
The old man didn’t realize he’d hit anyone. He thought a body fell from the sky and hit his car when he stopped at the toll bridge. I hate it when that happens! The old fart is 93, was driving miles in the wrong direction from his house, then hit and killed someone…and he didn’t have the first clue.
Anyway, the old man won’t be charged. He should have his license revoked. However, anytime a politician tries to pass a law that requires people at and beyond a certain age to get retested for renewal of their driver’s license, the AARP and other wizened citizens get madder than they do when they lose their favorite Bingo Night bonnets!
The vote was 306 votes for common sense, and 120 votes for trial lawyers’ interests. For those of you in blue states (or in Europe), 306 is more than 120, so that means that the bill passed. Story here.
This single sentence was hilarious:
Critics of the bill contend that a better way to make people responsible for how they eat is to require nutrition information on menus and menu boards.
Right…because so few Americans are aware of the fact that Bic Macs are loaded with calories and fat! Is Biff the high school jock going to pass up a pepperoni pizza only after he spots the nutritional content on the paper tray cover? “Whoa, dude…that’s like…not very healthy, man! What are you trying to do, my dizzle…kill me? You guys have any, like, cauliflower instead?”
I find it ironic that the same group of people (primarily liberals) who think that a teenage girl is mature enough to terminate her pregnancy without her parents’ knowledge or permission is somehow simultaneously not mature enough when it comes to choosing which foods to eat! In short: choosing to end a pregnancy is cool, while choosing what to eat is not. (Sidebar: this is not an invitation to debate abortion, but merely a demonstration of the gross inconsistency we’ve come to expect from the left).
A law passed recently in Georgia requires picture identification of any kind in order to be able to vote. Since liberal Democrats have a lock on the ineligible voter demographic (such as illegal aliens, dead people, pets, and multiple votes from the same voter), this law has obviously caused them great discomfort.
Fortunately for the liberal activist groups, they have an equally discomforted (and intellectually vacuous) ally in U.S. District Judge Harold Murphy. From Fox News:
A federal judge Tuesday blocked Georgia from enforcing a new state law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.
In issuing the preliminary injunction, U.S. District Judge Harold Murphy (search) said the law amounts to an unconstitutional poll tax because the state is not doing enough to make ID cards available to those who cannot afford them.
Emphasis mine. Really…a poll tax? How do you figure that requiring photo ID is the same thing as a poll tax? The story mentions what appears to be the crux of the argument…until you find the nugget:
A driver’s license with a photo is sufficient under the law. But those who do not have a license must obtain a state ID card, which can cost up to $35. The governor said such cards would be given free to those who cannot afford the fee.
Only a nimrod with his leftist mind already made up and needn’t be troubled by pesky facts (sounds like the recently removed Fred, doesn’t it?) could come to the conclusion that a free I.D. card is a poll tax. Hell, who wouldn’t like for their taxes to be $0.00? That’s right, folks: in the mind of a liberal judge, though you pay no money, it’s a tax anyway.
Democrats need people who are not legally entitled to vote to go to the polls anyway, while trying to deny the vote to overseas military personnel. They are well aware that illegal aliens and other non-citizens (not to mention the unsavory element they court in felons), and various others who are not qualified to vote would more likely than not cast their votes for Democrats than for Republicans or independents. There are actually proposals to allow non-citizens and felons to vote…all pushed by Democrats, of course!
They firmly believe that their political survival could very well depend on their ability to snag illegal votes on Election Day, since legal citizens don’t seem to be voting for them these days. I guess this passes for a sick(er) version of affirmative action.
So exactly how do Democrats think voter eligibility should be determined?
Poll Worker: Do you have any ID?
Voter: Que? No comprendo.
Poll Worker: I don’t speak Spanish, and this is too much trouble. Go ahead and vote. Next!
Voter: I’m 15, so I don’t have a driver’s license.
Poll Worker: Well, Judge Murphy says you don’t need one. Go ahead. Next!
Voter: I’m out from the state pen this week on furlough…that’s why I got these shackles on me. I’d kill you if I could. But I can’t.
Poll Worker: Well, clearly you don’t have a license, either. Go ahead. Next!
Voter: I already voted this morning, but my man’s gonna lose, so I’m voting again. I used my license this morning, but I’ve since lost it, and didn’t have time to get the free I.D.
Poll Worker: That’s OK. I’d lose my ass if it wasn’t this big AND attached to me. Go ahead. Next!
Only in America, folks.
No, this isn’t about Ted Kennedy. This is about how I do things around here.
See the title? I picked it. See the heading? I picked it. See the picture and description in the right frame? All mine. In short, this is my world. If you don’t like it, go get your own.
See, I like it when moonbats flitter in from time to time. It’s pretty fun to wreck their worldview and bring them discomfort by pointing out the ignorance and inconsistencies of their views. It’s fun for them to put their hilarious paranoia on display. However, just as Bill Clinton eventually got tired of Gennifer Flowers (and scores of others), I eventually get tired of the same rantings. I’ll leave the money on the dresser and be on my way.
These twits refuse to follow simple requests. When requested to read something that may “tip their apple cart”, they don’t. Instead, they post links to discredited (if even heard of) moonbat blogs to try to bolster their weak arguments, paranoid conspiracy theories, and other asshat ravings. Once it becomes apparent that trying to reason with them is as effective as Ted Bundy’s victims having tried to reason with him, I give up trying. That’s when I toss them faster than a discarded Clinton mistress.
A friend asked me via e-mail “Why would you ban them? It gives them the impression they’ve won!” Well, I respond, like I give a wet fart on a dry January Monday what they think! If thinking they “won” gets them through the night until their next Thorazine dosage in the morning, more power to them. I guarantee you that I don’t lose a lick of sleep over it. Considering that liberal loons win scarcely anything these days, why deprive them of their perceived “victory”?
So where does the “family drunk” come in? Well, we all have someone in our family or circle of friends who simply can’t take a hint and hangs around in a drunken stupor when they’re no longer welcome. When you finally throw them out, they’re too incoherent to take the hint and try coming back. You toss them again, and they come back again. They continually waste their time trying to inject themselves where they’re no longer wanted, failing to see that no one is paying attention to them beyond the act of throwing them out. More often than not, they realize that they’re wasting their time and what pitiful shell of a life they have…and move on.
Well, Fred and other moonbats are the “family drunk” here. I’ve decided to clean my house of the sociopaths that are incapable of intelligent thought. Media Matters, MoveOn, Code Pink, “two stolen elections”, George Soros, Michael Moore…that kind of stuff just isn’t welcome, because it’s all bogus bullshit. If moonbats want to delude themselves into believing that claptrap, they’re more than welcome to do so. It just won’t be here.
So, feel free to post, moonbats, because your drivel is just going to get deleted, and you’re just going to get banned. When you come in under a friend’s, relative’s, gay lover’s, or whomever’s ISP, that one will get banned and deleted, too. It likely won’t even get read much (if at all), because Haloscan lets me see who’s posted and their IP address. I won’t respond, your post gets deleted, you get banned…in short, you are ignored like Bill Clinton ignored terrorism. If you have so little of a life that you try coming back in, that’s just sad…and too damned bad, because you will still be removed, you pathetic pseudostalkers.
To my liberal friends with whom I often (if not mostly) disagree, such as James and Joshua and Honest Partisan (and Lisa Renee, though we often agree more times than not)…you are welcome here because you at least keep the debate polite, civil, and even rational. I like your contributions here, even when we passionately disagree (and even use sarcasm, which is welcome). Disagreement is as welcome as agreement, as my friends here can attest to, since we’ve at times disagreed on contentious issues (Terri Schiavo, death penalty, etc.).
In closing, don’t come into my house and complain about the house rules. Get your own house if you don’t like the rules of mine. The rules are pretty simple: keep it civil, and be thoughtful. Should you ignore those rules, I will likely respond in kind, before losing interest in you like Bill lost interest in Hillary in the 1970’s.
Hat tip to Mike’s America. Check it out (link), because it’s just damned funny. The output looks like stuff you’d see from the Kos kiddies, Media Matters mental midgets, MoveOn morons, and recent dipsh#t visitors here.
Basically, you ask the robot a question (or just say anything), and it replies with moonbattery. Here’s a couple of gems it spewed back to me:
ME: How are you?
ROBOT: Shut up already!!! Unlike GROVER Norquist, I AM not in love WITH fur. Bu$$$h wants Abu Ghraib for the oil!!! Sorry, world!!!! Bill O’Reilly! Bill Frist!? I can’t tell one cheerleader for the Military-Industrial Complex from the other!! Halliburton can neglect 11,642 bunny rabbits, all in the name of “God Bless America”?
ROBOT: Shut up!!!! I reject violence and division! I believe, Chimpboy can talk about “Patriot Act” all he wants, all the while eating minority bilingual workers!!!! Sorry!!!
ME: O-kay then!
ROBOT: Wrong. U.S. get OUT of Norway!!! I presume, Susan Sarandon’s book, “Stoned: How the Justice Department Controls the Logging Industry,” should be required reading for Rechimplickins!! This administration can impoverish prisoners of war, in the name of “Jesus”?
I swear, this could keep me busy for hours! But alas, I must return to work, for some welfare queen in Detroit needs me to keep working to sustain her lifestyle!
Did Clinton look the other way after the June 1996 Khobar Towers bombing, in order to affect oil prices and thus bolster his re-election chances? From NewsMax:
Ex-president Bill Clinton didn’t press Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah to help with the FBI’s investigation into the June 1996 Khobar Towers bombing because he feared Abdullah would hike oil prices and hurt his reelection chances, according to former top Clinton advisor Dick Morris.
“Clinton was obsessed with gas prices,” he recalls, in a column in Tuesday’s New York Post.
“We would talk about them all the time. Every poll probed the issue and measured the level of popular animosity over their increase and the extent to which Clinton himself was blamed.”
In the spring of 1996, oil prices began to spike – causing reelection jitters in the Oval Office.
And to think that we pegged Clinton for being soft on terrorism! Whatever were we thinking?
The man was so obsessed with winning re-election that he jeopardized national security (selling nuclear technology and political access to the Chinese), leased out the Lincoln Bedroom to the highest bidder, and ignored Islamic terrorism. Truth is, he didn’t have to do any of that, since he was going to win re-election in a convincing manner anyway. I suppose his “Maybe, but what if…?” mechanism was too strong.
I don’t want to hear any more from libs who complain (accurately, I concede) that Bush is too cozy with the Saudis, when his predecessor clearly was cozy with them, too.
A group called American Nazis marched through a gang-riddled and crime-infested predominantly black neighborhood in Toledo to protest the gang violence and black-on-white crime. So what’s dumber than a group of racist white skinheads marching in a black neighborhood to hurl ignorant racial epithets in a galling and mocking display of “social concern”?
How about when the residents there lend credence to the bigots’ accusations? Yes, that will trump the stupidity and gall of the skinheads, all right! The Toledo Blade reports of black residents looting, attacking cops, rioting, and burning and pillaging white-owned businesses. Just ask Lou Ratajski, owner (or, as a result of the carnage, former owner) of Jim and Lou’s Sportsmans Club, what he thinks of his business having been burned down by the rioters. Story here.
…those protesting were mainly male gang members in their 20s…
A mob of at least 500 people threw bricks and rocks at police and vehicles, looted a bar at Central and Mulberry and started it on fire, and overturned a car at a North Toledo gas station and burned it.
“So you think we’re an inferior race, and all we do is loot, burn, riot, and plunder? We’ll show you white racist bastards! We’ll teach you a lesson you’ll never forget! We’re going to…uh…well, we’re going to loot, burn, riot, and plunder!”
What does one of the black residents say in defense of the actions of his neighbors?
“You can’t allow people to come challenge a whole city and not think they weren’t going to strike back,” said Kenneth Allen, 47, who watched the violence begin near his home.
“Not going to strike back”? Strike back at whom, dumb ass? Jim and Lou? They’re not the American Nazis! They are, however, white…and for some reason known in the dark nether-reaches of the minds of the politically correct MSM, this shared trait with the American Nazis somehow was sufficient reason for Jim and Lou to lose their business.
That’s right, the MSM doesn’t hold the black lawbreakers responsible for their part of this race relations nightmare. Instead, the ABC headline (online) incorrectly blared “White Supremacists Riot in Ohio”!
As Michelle Malkin points out more pointedly than I could: “Pat yourselves on the back, Toledo rioters/looters/gangsters. You probably stoked more racism than the idiotic white supremacists could have ever dreamed of spreading–and you made their inconsequential demonstration of hatred a smashing success. Literally.”
No, this isn’t a solicitation to click on the links. OK, I lied…it’s a slight solicitation! 🙂
Actually, this is an explanation. Notice in the Sponsors section in the right frame (towards righthand center of the page)? The ads are powered by Google’s AdSense. Basically, it means that when I post something on this page, a content-sensitive ad gets displayed in that section by paid advertisers. Notice that the ads are usually about 80% – 90% left-wing. Obviously, I’m not a lefty, but if I post something that says “Al Franken sucks”, the AdSense “spiders” pick up “Al Franken” and put in ads that are leftist (and sometimes as crazy as Franken) in nature.
You wanna piss these people off? Click on their links, which (a) costs them money and (b) has a portion of their ad money go into MY pocket! See, if you click their link, go to their site, and not buy any of their crap…I still get some change thrown at me just because you showed up! Beautiful, eh? (Sorry…I got Canadian on you!)
Anyway, don’t click on a link if you don’t want to. I’m just glad to have you guys (and gals) here! But I figured I’d explain the dynamics of the machine, anyway.
Here’s an AP article about events surrounding the historic constitutional referendum vote in Iraq. This excerpt is interesting to note:
Sunni leaders responded angrily, some of them saying they suspected fraud and accusing American officials and the Shiite parties that dominate the government.
Large numbers of Sunnis voted “no,” and some of their leaders were already rejecting the apparent result.
Kinda sounds like today’s Democratic Party, doesn’t it? If you don’t like the outcome, go into denial, accuse without foundation the other side of fraud, and pretend it didn’t happen.
But this excerpt is even more interesting:
But the outcome could further divide the nation. Many Sunnis fear the new decentralized government will deprive them of their fair share in the country’s vast oil wealth by creating virtually independent mini-states of Kurds in the north and minority Shiites in the south, while leaving Sunnis isolated in central and western Iraq.
If Sunnis would have participated in the process instead of fighting it tooth and nail and boycotting the first elections, this worry would be unfounded. They were invited to dinner, and they didn’t show, so it’s not the chef’s fault.
But how about the “outcome could divide the nation” line? The implication is that nations are unable to survive (or at least thrive) if there’s no consensus on elected officials. This country’s last two elections have been close (in 2000) and relatively close (in 2004), thus exposing a partisan rift in America. Does that mean America isn’t great, simply because we had close elections among a divided electorate? (No, it’s not a trick question, Democrats!)
Leave it to the MSM to find one weed in a field of dreams for the Iraqis.
The Old Gray Hag, once known as the venerable New York Times before it fell on credibility and accuracy hard times, has pulled a John Kerry: the turnout in Iraq for the historic vote was low…before it was high. From Newsbusters:
A New York Times article placed prominently on the front page of Sunday’s print edition, written by Dexter Filkins and John F. Burns, played down the success of Saturday’s vote in Iraq concerning that nation’s constitution, and suggested that turnout was lower this time than during January’s elections:
“On Saturday in Baghdad, streets were noticeably bare of pedestrians, polling centers were less busy, and voters exhibited little enthusiasm.
“‘I sense that the turnout will be lower this time,’ said Zainab Kudir, the chief poll worker at the Marjayoun Primary School in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad. ‘People feel their needs have not been met. There is no security. There are no jobs.’”
Yet, after many other media outlets reported that turnout was going to surpass January’s final tally, Filkins and Burns posted this at the Times website just moments ago:
“Officials at Iraq’s election commission said that the early count pointed to a turnout as high as 65 per cent of the country’s 15.5 million voters, a showing that would exceed the 58 per cent turnout in the January election that chose a transitional government.”
A reader of Newsbusters has a “Top Ten List of Excuses Why the Times Changed the Story”:
1- Still using the DNC/Kerry Exit Polling Method.
2- Jason Blair contributed to the first article
3- Staff psychic received new vision
4- Distracted by Karl Roves fourth appearance before the grand jury
5- Got the DNC fax too late for the first story
6- The Iraqis voted against voting before voting for voting
7- Those pesky purple dimpled finger chads
8- On assignment reporter finally left the green zone
9- Save the trouble of offering an uncorrected correction two months later
10- Bush’s fault
That’s hilarious…almost as funny as libs who maintain there is no liberal media bias! Almost, that is.
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