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Quote of the day

Funny stuff:

Here’s the video of the invocation at the New York State Republican Party dinner last night, delivered to a crowd including Rudy Giuliani and Rep. Peter King, and where Dick Cheney later spoke.

In it, the priest, Monsignor Jim Lisante mockingly asks God to change Obama’s mind and volunteers to replace Rev. Jeremiah Wright as Obama’s pastor.

“One more thing, Lord. Please tell Senator Obama that maybe change is a good thing and maybe he should think about changing his favorite preacher,” he said, to applause.

“I know a lot more of us would be comfortable with his judgment skills if he hadn’t sat for 20 years through those words offered by his preacher of division, bigotry, and – honestly – half truths without a word of objection from Senator until the media brought it up, and now he doesn’t want any part of the guy,” he said.

“I’m willing to be his new preacher.” …

Look, I’ll be the first to admit that preachers should try not to make political statements like this, regardless of which party they belong to or which ideology they espouse.  But I’d be lying if I told you that I didn’t find this to be funny, because I do.

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May 30, 2008 Posted by | Obama, quote of the day | 1 Comment

Liberal talking head: Whites can’t talk about…white pastor?

In reference to that nutjob white preacher that the Obamessiah “didn’t know” was a racist nutbar, the folks on MSNBC’s little-watched Morning Joe were weighing in.  Spokesbabe Mika Brzezinski opened her mouth and inserted her foot.  From Newsbusters:

CARLSON: If you describe this church as your spiritual home, the place that shaped you as a man, morally, and the congregation is on its feet cheering this kind of crap, what does that say.BRZEZINSKI: I want to hear from them.

CARLSON: I want an explanation.

BRZEZINSKI: I want to hear from them. I certainly don’t want to sit here—four white people—assessing this church.

CARLSON: Oh, I do! I think that’s totally fair. By the way, the preacher was white! I don’t think this has to do with race: it has to do with hatred.

BRZEZINSKI: I noticed that. Oh, God. [The screencap shows the flummoxed Mika ducking her head.]

This is the liberal mindset that says whites can’t condemn bigotry in a black setting—even when it comes from the mouth of a white preacher.

Next time, Sweetie…maybe try doing a little research.  I’m just sayin’…


D’oh!

May 30, 2008 Posted by | bigotry, media bias, moonbats | 5 Comments

Obama’s other nutty racist pastor

With all of the crazy ideas Barry O has (such as negotiating with Ahmanutjob in Iran), and with all of the vile vermin with whom he associates (Rev. Wright, Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Tony Rezko, etc.), the Obamessiah is asking an awful lot from us to elect him based on his “judgment”!

The latest installment of “bathsh#t crazy people with whom I associate but you can’t hold me accountable for it” is this tool, Fr. Michael Pfleger.  He’s a white guy who is so consumed with racial guilt that he’s a disciple of Black Liberation Theology, which of course is a front for anti-white bigots like he and Rev. Wright.  Barry O’s judgment is so sharp that he’s immersed his whole family in this hateful environment.  Little wonder his wife hates America.

Naturally, Obambi is “shocked” and “deeply disappointed” to “just now learn” that a man with whom he’s associated for over 20 years is a flaming race-baiting bigot.  Is it just me, or does it seem like the Obamessiah doesn’t seem to truly know ANY of the unsavory people he’s been pals with for a couple of decades?

Van Helsing refers to this white version of Rev. Wright as “the Eminem of Black Liberation Theology”. Heh.

Exit question: Can the Obamessiah “no more disown him” than he could his white grandmother?

May 30, 2008 Posted by | bigotry, moonbats, Obama | 9 Comments

Michelle Obama: Fear is why America sucks

It’s obvious to anyone with a functioning brain cell that Shelly O really thinks America is a lousy place.  Her latest salvo against my country:

Fear is the reason this country is where it is today.

Really?  We’re the greatest country on the face of the planet and in the history of the planet because of…fear?  Wow…just “wow”!

May 30, 2008 Posted by | moonbats, Obama, shameful | 16 Comments

Pelosi: Iran’s the reason the surge is working

To quote Ace: “Oh. My. God.”  What a friggin’ lunatic.

Oh. My. God.

Having blurted out, probably accidentally, that the surge was in fact successful, Granny Rictus McBotoxImplants now scrambles to credit the enemy nation murdering our troops with the victory our troops accomplished through blood, sweat, tears, and more blood.

It’s not our troops. It’s not Petraeus’ leadership. It’s not the Iraqis turning on the Al Qaeda murderers. No — it’s Iran’s goodwill.

Well, the purpose of the surge was to provide a secure space, a time for the political change to occur to accomplish the reconciliation. That didn’t happen. Whatever the military success, and progress that may have been made, the surge didn’t accomplish its goal.And some of the success of the surge is that the goodwill of the Iranians-they decided in Basra when the fighting would end, they negotiated that cessation of hostilities-the Iranians.

Pardon my blasphemy but Jesus Christ All Mighty.

Will she also thank Al Qaeda for scaling back its beheadings and bombings?

And to think this moonbat extraordinaire is two steps away from the presidency!

May 30, 2008 Posted by | dhimmitude, Iran, moonbats, Pelosi | 10 Comments

McClellan to back Obama?

Scotty Mac gets a paycheck from a Soros front group to publish a hit piece on his former boss and friend, and miracle of miracles, mother of all coinkidinks…he’s probably gonna vote for the Obamessiah!

This revelation was made on the little-watched MSNBC show with Keith Olbermann.  Yeah, the same Blabbermann who once called Scotty Mac’s behavior “treasonous” is now, as sheer unadulterated luck would have it, good buddies with McClellan.  Unless I had a fat payday waiting for me, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be fraternizing with a moonbat who called my behavior “treasonous”, but I’m kinda funny that way.

May 30, 2008 Posted by | McClellan, moonbats, Olbermann | 1 Comment

“Franken’s old Playboy article concerns Democrats”

Boy, those Dems sure have their priorities straight, don’t they?  Alleged comedian Al Franken, running for the MN Senate seat currently held by Norm Coleman, has a great deal of baggage that doesn’t seem to cause concern for his party: looting funds from a non-profit organization that serves poor inner-city youths and Alzheimer’s patients; forgery; physically assaulting those with whom he disagrees; joking about taking pleasure in seeing a gay man killed; avoiding paying for his employees’ workers comp insurance; tax evasion; and a plethora of other issues.

But a satirical article in Playboy?  Now THAT sends a chill down the Dems’ collective spines!

Exit question:  Someone actually read an article in Playboy?  I can’t seem to get past the pictures!

May 30, 2008 Posted by | al franken, Minnesota, moonbats | 1 Comment

McClellan’s book tied to George Soros?

On a tip from KG, I searched for the connection between George Soros and the publishing of Scott McClellan’s new book.

Bingo.  Looks like Rove was on to something when he said that Scotty Mac sounded like a moonbat blogger.  I’m sure it’s just a big coinkidink, right?

Scotty Mac says he has a “higher loyalty”, and that is a “loyalty to the truth.”  It looks more like loyalty to Soros’ big bucks.

May 29, 2008 Posted by | McClellan, moonbats, Soros | 3 Comments

Obama’s supporters working hard to get that cop vote

Nothing says “we appreciate our police officers’ sacrifice” quite like desecrating a memorial honoring fallen police officers by setting up port-a-potties on top of said memorial.

Portland police officers have asked for an apology after they said organizers of a Barack Obama rally set up Porta-Potties on a memorial honoring fallen officers.

After several days, Brennan attached a photo he took to a letter and e-mailed it to dozens of media outlets and the Obama campaign.

Brennan said officers haven’t heard back from the Obama campaign. He said someone owes an apology to the families of the fallen officers.

“Not for a moment do I think that Mr. Obama had anything to do with this,” Brennan said. “But somebody at his campaign at a local level made the decision to put them there. And I just want an acknowledgement: ‘Hey, we made a mistake.'”

A representative with the Obama campaign responded Wednesday morning and said the Porta-Potties were placed at the memorial because of a safety issue for wheelchair access. …

Oh, well.  Maybe Barry O can apologize to the fallen heroes he sees in attendance.

May 29, 2008 Posted by | Obama, shameful | 4 Comments

Obama fails again to understand Iran situation

From Barry O’s web site:

“We have not exhausted our non-military options in confronting the Iranian threat; in many ways, we have yet to try them. Obama is the only major candidate who supports tough, direct presidential diplomacy with Iran without preconditions. Now is the time to pressure Iran directly to change their troubling behavior. Obama would offer the Iranian regime a choice. If Iran abandons its nuclear program and support for terrorism, we will offer incentives like membership in the World Trade Organization.

Hey, what a great idea!  Let’s offer Ahmanutjob membership into the WTO, an organization that is held in such esteem in Iran:

“Perhaps Mr. Obama is unaware that one of Mr. Ahmadinejad’s first acts was to freeze Tehran’s efforts for securing WTO membership because he regards the outfit as ‘a nest of conspiracies by Zionists and Americans.'”

D’oh!  Obama is such a friggin’ lightweight.

May 29, 2008 Posted by | Iran, Obama | 2 Comments

Liberals: gay adoption cool, transracial adoption uncool

The poison that festers in these fools’ minds is toxic to America’s soul.  I’ve said numerous times that political correctness is lethal to America, and by God (insert politically correct deity here), these morons are proving me right.  Here’s the narrative:

Gay adoptions are good…

In a New York Times editorial responding to the Florida decision, Dan Savage, an author, syndicated columnist, and adoptive father, wrote, “The real choice for children waiting to be adopted in Florida and elsewhere isn’t between gay and straight parents, but between parents and no parents.”

By prohibiting gay and lesbian people from adopting, there are unquestionably fewer potential adoptive homes for children. “If people are going to hold a narrow opinion of who can adopt,” [Human Rights Campaign official Lisa] Bennett says, “they are sentencing some children to a life without a loving home.”

…and transracial adoptions are bad.

Minority children in foster care are being ill-served by a federal law that plays down race and culture in adoptions, a report released on Tuesday said.

The report, based on an examination of the law’s impact over a decade, said that minority children adopted into white households face special challenges and that white parents need preparation and training for what might lie ahead.  (Because apparently, kids with gay parents will not need to be prepared for “what might lie ahead”, right? – Ed.)

To summarize: “Sentencing some children to a life without a loving home” is only possible if both parents are queer, but not possible if the parents are of a different ethnicity.  Got it?

Just me mentioning this makes me politically incorrect…a badge of honor I wear proudly!

May 29, 2008 Posted by | bigotry, gay, hypocrisy, political correctness | 11 Comments

Dem defaulted on THREE home loans…while loaning her campaign $77.5k

The most ethical Congress evah!  From Michelle Malkin:

Here’s another installment in the deadbeat Dem/defaulting Hillary superdelegate chronicles of Congresswoman Laura Richardson (D-Calif.) in case you missed it over the holiday weekend. It’s getting smellier and smellier. Turns out she has defaulted on not one, but three home loans–yet somehow managed to loan her election campaign $77,500. In fact, it appears there is a pattern here of cashing out her homes to fill her campaign coffers. But there has been no uproar in Congress over this lawmaker’s appalling behavior. Why? Because it would upset the bipartisan narrative that all homeowners are victims, all lenders are sharks, and that no bad incentives to walk away exist.

Quick refresher: On May 21, we learned that Richardson had bailed on a Sacramento home and walked away from her $535,000 mortgage on the property. She denied the charges. On May 22, evidence piled up that contradicted her denial; moreover, we learned that she didn’t bother to pay utility fees and property taxes on the house. On top of that, the Daily Breeze confirmed that she did, in fact, receive a per diem housing allowance from the California state government. This woman has the gall to fashion herself a spokeswoman on behalf of aggrieved homeowners and wants to testify in front of the Senate while she swims in debt…

But Andrew thinks people like her should be bailed out at productive American taxpayers’ expense.  I guess me pointing this out makes me an “evil, heartless, uncaring b#stard”, right?  Yeah, I’ll get right to work on caring about that!

This is why you should just keep on “feeling”, Andy Boy, and just leave the governing thingy to us grown-ups.

May 29, 2008 Posted by | corruption, moonbats | 14 Comments

Bumper sticker of the day

From Michelle Malkin, in a post about how Castro luvs him some Barry O:

May 29, 2008 Posted by | Castro, Obama | 4 Comments

Video clip of the day

Over at Hot Air, where McCain basically asks Obama why he would meet with Iran but not with Gen. Petraeus.  Ouch!

May 29, 2008 Posted by | defeatism, Iraq, Obama, shameful | 1 Comment

Obama against a trip to Iraq…before he wasn’t

The Obamessiah’s flip-flopping continues.

John McCain challenged Barry O to go to Iraq with him.  The Obamessiah said “Nope“, on account of it being a “political stunt” and all.  Well, the O-Man has had a Kerryesque change of heart, and now may go.  Solo, of course.  Because going to Iraq by yourself during a presidential campaign is NOT a “political stunt”, right?

May 29, 2008 Posted by | hypocrisy, Iraq, McCain, Obama | Leave a comment

Night and Day, Scott McClellan edition

Let me get this out of the way: I don’t have a problem with former White House aides of either party writing about their experiences once they are no longer in their positions…so long as it’s true.

Is it possible that McClellan is telling the truth about the administration in his new book?  Of course it is.  Is it possible that McClellan is, as Rush puts it, seduced by the allure of approval from the left?  Of course it is.

Is it possible that McClellan is a flaming hypocrite?  Not only is it possible, it’s a certainty.  From the ABC News blog:

Before he wrote his own memoir, White House press secretary Scott McClellan was rather critical of those who did the same.

In fact, some of the same language now being used to trash McClellan he himself used to trash previous administration authors.

On the book critical of the Bush White House written in cooperation with former Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill, “The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O’Neill,” McClellan said on January 12, 2004:

McCLELLAN: “It appears to be more about trying to justify personal views and opinions than it does about looking at the results that we are achieving on behalf of the American people.”

McClellan also took issue with the book by former Bush White House counter-terrorism czar Richard Clarke, “Against All Enemies: Inside America’s War on Terror,” on March 22, 2004:

McCLELLAN: Well, why, all of a sudden, if he had all these grave concerns, did he not raise these sooner? This is one-and-a-half years after he left the administration. And now, all of a sudden, he’s raising these grave concerns that he claims he had. And I think you have to look at some of the facts. One, he is bringing this up in the heat of a presidential campaign. He has written a book and he certainly wants to go out there and promote that book. Certainly let’s look at the politics of it. His best buddy is Rand Beers, who is the principal foreign policy advisor to Senator Kerry’s campaign. The Kerry campaign went out and immediately put these comments up on their website that Mr. Clarke made. …

Q: Scott, the whole point of his book is he says that he did raise these concerns and he was not listened to by his superiors.

McCLELLAN: Yes, and that’s just flat-out wrong. …When someone uses such charged rhetoric that is just not matched by the facts, it’s important that we set the record straight. And that’s what we’re doing. If you look back at his past comments and his past actions, they contradict his current rhetoric. I talked to you all a little bit about that earlier today. Go back and look at exactly what he has said in the past and compare that with what he is saying today.

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Ahem.

“Good enough for me, but not for thee” has been a leftist mindset for decades.  McClellan’s assimilation into the left is complete.

May 28, 2008 Posted by | hypocrisy, McClellan, Night and Day | 4 Comments

Al Qaeda ponders its defeat in Iraq

What?  Al Qaeda has lost in Iraq?  Who in the world thinks such a crazy thing?  Um…AQ does.  From Strategy Page:

Al Qaeda web sites are making a lot of noise about “why we lost in Iraq.” Western intelligence agencies are fascinated by the statistics being posted in several of these Arab language sites. Not the kind of stuff you read about in the Western media. According to al Qaeda, their collapse in Iraq was steep and catastrophic. According to their stats, in late 2006, al Qaeda was responsible for 60 percent of the terrorist attacks, and nearly all the ones that involved killing a lot of civilians. The rest of the violence was carried out by Iraqi Sunni Arab groups, who were trying in vain to scare the Americans out of the country.

Today, al Qaeda has been shattered, with most of its leadership and foot soldiers dead, captured or moved from Iraq. As a result, al Qaeda attacks have declined more than 90 percent. Worse, most of their Iraqi Sunni Arab allies have turned on them, or simply quit. This “betrayal” is handled carefully on the terrorist web sites, for it is seen as both shameful, and perhaps recoverable.

…When al Qaeda could not, in 2007, exercise any real control over the parts of Iraq they claimed as part of the new Islamic State, it was the last straw. The key supporters, battered by increasingly effective American and Iraqi attacks, dropped their support for al Qaeda, and the terrorist organization got stomped to bits by the “surge offensive” of last year. The final insult was delivered by the former Iraqi Sunni Arab allies, who quickly switched sides, and sometimes even worked with the Americans (more so than the Shia dominated Iraqi security forces) to hunt down and kill al Qaeda operators. …

Sorry, liberals, but despite your best efforts, your boys in Iraq are losing…big time.  You bet on the wrong horse.

May 28, 2008 Posted by | defeatism, religion of peace, shameful | 12 Comments

MSM elitists: Bloggers are “nitwits”

Newsbusters has a conversation that took place on the little-watched MSNBC show “Morning Joe”, whereby some snooty liberal MSMers looked down their noses at bloggers.  Observe:

CHRIS LICHT: This one is from John in Tampa: “It’s shameful how Mika won’t mention the Auschwitz gaffe by Obama, but she will mention everything bad about Bush and McCain. She’s once again proven she is drinking the Obama Kool-Aid.”

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: OK, my brother, who works for the McCain campaign, I don’t think he feels that way. [‘Scuse me? Mika likes to use her McCain-supporting brother as a shield against criticism of her liberal bias, but here it makes no sense. Is she saying that her brother tells her that she is not an Obama fan? Did Mika mean to cite her other brother, who works for Obama, and who perhaps claims that she is at times critical of Barack? In any case, Capehart then played the courtly gentleman.] Let’s bring in Washington Post editorial writer Jonathan Capehart. He joins us live from Washington this morning. Jonathan, what is the Auschwitz gaffe, and does it merit prolonged discussion?

JONATHAN CAPEHART: N-o-o-o-o, it doesn’t!

BRZEZINSKI: Well, but I’m in the tank apparently if I don’t talk about it.

CAPEHART [chuckling]: Well look, he mentioned, I mean it’s unfortunate he mentioned the wrong concentration camp, but to blow this up into some kind of scandal of huge proportions that somehow shows that Barack Obama is not prepared to be president is really stupid. It really is stupid.

BRZEZINSKI: Well, you’ve got to tell that to John in Tampa.

MIKE BARNICLE: What about this theory, Jonathan, about, you know, the Auschwitz-Buchenwald flap, whatever, John McCain’s misspeaking in Iraq. Shiite, Sunni. What about the theory that we in the news media have taken ourselves so seriously, because of this 24-hour news cycle that we’re all involved in, that we don’t give enough credit for people being over-tired, exhausted, campaigning 20 hours a day, misspeaking—including Senator Clinton at times misspeaking—and then we jump all over them. And then these nitwits at home with their computers, these bloggers, who [snorts] think they’re part of the news media, can then accuse us of being soft on this candidate or that candidate. Just a theory. …

Now I don’t expect the MSM to take bloggers seriously, but I take offense at the insult that we think we’re part of the news media:  I mean, we bloggers do the jobs that the MSM refuses to do, so to lump us into the same category as those lazy fact-deficient bastards is outrageous!

Besides, ask Dan Rather how little influence the blogs have.  LGF and Powerline broke the Memogate story in 2004, and it cost Rather his career.  Also, as NB points out, Ace and Michelle broke the Obama-Auschwitz lie that these leftist shills are quick to dismiss.  So while the major MSM outlets are hemorrhaging money and viewers/readers, we “nitwits” will keep giving the people the information that the information dinosaurs won’t give.

May 28, 2008 Posted by | media bias, Obama | 1 Comment

Wake Forest dumbing down admissions criteria

I’ve been accused of whacking government schools excessively, and I’ve always argued that more often than not, we see examples of idiocy like this perpetrated by government schools more so than by private schools.  Well, let the record show that I whack private schools when it’s called for, and by gosh, this is certainly called for.  From NC:

Wake Forest University is dropping its requirement that students submit SAT or ACT test scores to be admitted to the school.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported the school will announce Tuesday that the test will be optional for the freshman class, starting in 2009.

The newspaper reported that university officials decided to make the tests optional after reviewing research that shows the tests favor wealthier students.

Admissions director Martha Allman says it’s the right and fair thing to do. Allman says she expects many students will continue to submit their scores.

School officials say they will make admissions decisions based on high school curriculum and grades, combined with written essays, extracurricular activities and evidence of character and talent. 

I came from a family of modest means, since Dad was in the Marine Corps and Mom worked in various medical offices (not in a physician capacity).  Yet oddly enough, I aced my ACT exam!  According to WFU, that should have been impossible.

May 28, 2008 Posted by | shameful | 3 Comments

Obama: Like hell you’ll be independent!

Displaying his socialist bent, the Obamessiah laid out his vision of an America where independence will not be tolerated.  From Neal Boortz:

Barack Obama gave a speech yesterday where he laid out his housing plan. In his speech he actually said that he does not accept an American where Washington’s only message to working people is that “you’re on your own.”

Now what does this really mean? It means that when it comes to the nanny government, you never get pushed out of the nest. You never have to fly on your own. You never have to fend for yourself or look to your family and friends for help. Nope … not in an ObamaNation. An ObamaNation means that you have the privilege of being born into a wonderful womb to tomb, cradle to grave nanny state where you always have the government to depend on.

Translation: When the going gets rough, you always have a friendly caretaker government that will take money away from someone who has made better choices and worked harder than you, and give you that money to pave the way. How nice. …

This should come as no surprise, since the party has openly declared war on individualism for a number of decades now.

May 28, 2008 Posted by | big government, Obama, socialism | 18 Comments

Obama’s uncle in the Red Army?

When he’s not channeling Haley Joel Osment in The Sixth Sense, the Obamessiah likes to spend his spare time making shiite up about his family history.  From AoS:

In one of his more egregious and easily demonstrated lies, made even more so by the day he decided to let it loose on, Obama has rewritten WWII history such that the allies liberated Auschwitz.

…Obama also spoke about his uncle, who was part of the American brigade that helped to liberate Auschwitz…

Auschwitz of course is in Poland. It was liberated by the Red Army on Jan 27 1945. Poland, on most maps is usually placed to the east of Germany, although we may need to investigate the geography textbooks the Messiah used as a child…

Heh.  Since he thinks there are 57 states and that Sioux City is in SD, then yeah, we should check out those geography books.

Exit question: Seriously, how many more lies/gaffes will it take before the MSM does their job and calls him out on them?

May 27, 2008 Posted by | media bias, Obama | 11 Comments

Obama sees dead people

Fresh from his 57-state marathon tour (only three to go, Barry O!), the Obamessiah decided to pay homage to those who are to be honored on Memorial Day:

On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes — and I see many of them in the audience here today — our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.

Why, if I didn’t know any better, I’d swear that Osamabama is being disingenuous in his “admiration” of the troops like all of his other liberal brethren!

May 27, 2008 Posted by | Obama, shameful | 13 Comments

Bush aide whacks NBC for its biased and dishonest coverage…again

The Old Gray Hag is getting into a food fight with the White House, it seems.  From Media Bistro:

First, the White House spoke out against NBC News and its editing of Richard Engel’s interview with President George Bush.

And, today, the White House takes on the New York Times editorial page for its editorial, “Mr. Bush and the GI Bill.”

From the White House statement:

Once again, the New York Times Editorial Board doesn’t let the facts get in the way of expressing its vitriolic opinions – no matter how misleading they may be.

In today’s editorial, “Mr. Bush and the GI Bill”, the New York Times irresponsibly distorts President Bush’s strong commitment to strengthening and expanding support for America’s service members and their families.

This editorial could not be farther from the truth about the President’s record of leadership on this issue. In his January 2008 State of the Union Address, while proposing a series of initiatives to support our military families, President Bush specifically called upon Congress to answer service members’ request that they be able to transfer their GI Bill benefits to their spouses and children. In April, he sent a legislative package to the Hill that would expand access to childcare, create new authorities to appoint qualified spouses into civil service jobs, provide education opportunities and job training for military spouses, and allow our troops to transfer their unused education benefits to their spouses or children.

As Congress debates the best way to expand the existing GI Bill, Secretary Gates has laid out important guidelines to ensure that legislation meets our service members’ needs and rewards military service. First, since our servicemen and women have regularly requested the ability to transfer their GI bill benefits to their family members, legislation should include transferability. Second, legislation should provide greater rewards for continued military service in the all volunteer force.

There are several GI bill proposals under consideration in both the House and Senate. The Department of Defense has specific concerns about legislation sponsored by Senator Webb because it lacks transferability and could negatively impact military retention.

The President specifically supports the GI Bill legislation expansion proposed by Senators Graham, Burr, and McCain because it allows for the transferability of education benefits and calibrates an increase in education benefits to time in the service.

Though readers of the New York Times editorial page wouldn’t know it, President Bush looks forward to signing a GI bill that supports our troops and their families, and preserves the experience and skill of our forces.

Nope…no liberal media bias!

May 27, 2008 Posted by | media bias | 2 Comments

Hillary’s assassination reference

It was clearly a slow news Memorial Day weekend, as the coverage of Her Highness’ RFK analogy proved.  Story here.  In a nutshell, the Hildebeast was explaining why she’s still in the race, given her delegate deficit, and she said that RFK’s impending primary win in 1968 was interrupted by Sirhan Sirhan’s bullet…meaning that the party must move forward until the nominee is 100% certain.  The MSM jumped on that analogy to infer that the Obamessiah could be targeted for assassination, even by the Hilldawg herself.

The analogy was first made a couple of months ago, but no one blinked.  Now that the MSM is in full pro-Obama mode, though, Her Highness must be destroyed.  While I certainly wouldn’t put anything past the Hildeb#tch (Vince Foster was unavailable for comment), I do not think she would be so stupid as to (a) want Osamabama killed and (b) tip her hand to the world.  I mean, come on.

Exit question: Isn’t this anti-Hillary media bias just chock full of delicious irony, slathered in a rich buttery karma sauce, and topped with a sweet schadenfreude cherry?

May 27, 2008 Posted by | Hillary, media bias, Obama | 2 Comments

Memorial Day weekend

I’m heading out for Memorial Day weekend.  I hope everyone enjoys their holiday weekend, and I’ll resume my muckraking “in-depth journalism” and talking out of my backside “insightful analysis” on Tuesday.  Hasta la pasta!

May 22, 2008 Posted by | non-political | 6 Comments

House passes bill to sue OPEC

While they’re at it, why don’t they pass a bill that allows gravity to be sued if someone falls down and gets hurt?  Both are examples of stupidity.  From al-Reuters:

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Tuesday allowing the Justice Department to sue OPEC members for limiting oil supplies and working together to set crude prices, but the White House threatened to veto the measure.

The bill would subject OPEC oil producers, including Saudi Arabia, Iran and Venezuela, to the same antitrust laws that U.S. companies must follow.

The measure passed in a 324-84 vote, a big enough margin to override a presidential veto.

The legislation also creates a Justice Department task force to aggressively investigate gasoline price gouging and energy market manipulation.

“This bill guarantees that oil prices will reflect supply and demand economic rules, instead of wildly speculative and perhaps illegal activities,” said Democratic Rep. Steve Kagen of Wisconsin, who sponsored the legislation. …

These morons do understand that we have no jurisdiction over OPEC, right?

If these jerks were serious about stopping the vermin speculators, they would take up Larson’s bill that would stop speculators dead in their stinking tracks.  But Congress doesn’t want to stop the speculators, and I suspect it’s because they themselves have some of their money in the hedge funds that are profiting off of the oil problems they’re causing.

May 21, 2008 Posted by | economic ignorance, oil | 14 Comments

Obama: I’m not familiar with that thing, but I voted on it anyway

Judgment and experience, my friends.  From Michelle Malkin:

… Over the weekend, Obama also took a question about Hanford. Let’s underscore here that Hanford is not some tiny municipal dump. It’s the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site. Obama’s response? …

Here’s something that you will rarely hear from a politician, and that is that I’m not familiar with the Hanford, uuuuhh, site, so I don’t know exactly what’s going on there. (Applause.) Now, having said that, I promise you I’ll learn about it by the time I leave here on the ride back to the airport.

Well, at least he was honest about his cluelessness, right?  At least he wouldn’t do something so stupid as to vote on the matter until he was familiar with the situation.  Er, not exactly:

Section 3114 –
Directs the Secretary to submit to the defense and appropriations committees any reports received from the Army Corps of Engineers evaluating costs, schedules, and technical issues associated with the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Project at the DOE Hanford Site

Obama voted “aye” on the bill…but hasn’t a friggin’ clue what it means?

Barry O’s own web site even touts this vote.  Hey, why not be proud that you voted on something that you haven’t the foggiest idea about, right?  It was easy for him to do, since 94 of his colleagues voted on it.  What a startling display of political courage there, Barry O!

Exit question: How many other times has the Obamessiah voted on bills with which he was entirely unfamiliar?

May 21, 2008 Posted by | Obama, shameful | 3 Comments

Stark: What are these damned soldiers doing in my presence?

This moonbat, Fortney “Pete” Stark (D-CA), just keeps on fluttering.  From the Freepers:

Dear Secretary Gates:

Yesterday, while voting on the war supplemental spending bill in the House of Representatives, I couldn’t help but notice a contingent of approximately 20 flag rank Army officers sitting in the House Gallery watching the debate and vote for a couple of hours. I was looking from below so I thought they were Army, but there could have been other branches present.

It’s possible they were on leave time or vacation. If so, I obviously have no concern. However, if they were doing this on military time, I want an explanation of why they were there.

At a time when our nation is at war, our troops are over-extended, and the Administration is literally asking for emergency military spending, what good to the “war on terror” is having US Generals and other top ranked officers – who were likely accompanied by staff and escorted by their chauffeurs – spending hours sitting in the gallery of the House of Representatives?

Please provide for me the name, rank, branch, and duties of each of these officers, as well as the number of additional staff and drivers that were used to facilitate their attendance yesterday. I would like this information by Monday, May 19th.

If they were here on official duty, this was an abhorrent misallocation of our military resources at a time of war.

Sincerely,

Pete Stark

But hey…the left “supports the troops”, right?  What an #ssh0le.

May 21, 2008 Posted by | moonbats, shameful | 8 Comments

Poll: Americans wants smaller government, lower taxes?

From Rasmussen:

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 62% of voters would prefer fewer government services with lower taxes. Nearly a third (29%) disagrees and would rather have a bigger government with higher taxes. Ten percent (10%) are not sure.

I’m not buying the results of this poll for one minute.  I don’t think Rasmussen messed up in his polling methodology.  Instead, I think the respondents weren’t honest.  We live in the midst of the “gimme” generation  As Neal Boortz points out:

But then when you dangle in front of them (the American people – Ed.) these fancy entitlement programs and wealth envy rhetoric, they are like fat kids at McDonalds … you can’t resist temptation, because it all looks so darn good.

May 21, 2008 Posted by | big government, polls | 4 Comments

Moonbats post vile image in perverted attempt at parody

Leave it to the Kos kooks to lower the bar in political discourse.  You guys thought I could be bad sometimes?  Pffff.  I’m a rank amateur compared to these nutjobs.  From LGF:

Daily Kos: The New Improved Southern Strategy

Mon, May 19, 2008 at 11:25:14 am PST

As Barack Obama bashes the Tennessee GOP as “low class” for criticizing his wife, the Daily Kos Kidz show Tennessee what “class” really means.

They’ve since removed the image but not the post.  And to think the Dem presidential candidates actively court these mouthbreathing knuckledraggers!

May 21, 2008 Posted by | bigotry, moonbats | 3 Comments