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Weekend roundup

Obama says that just because his SCOTUS nominee is a race-obsessed leftist ideologue doesn’t mean she’s unqualified to sit on the bench, and that she should not be filibustered.  The same dude that tried to filibuster a far more qualified jurist in Sam Alito is saying that there shouldn’t be a filibuster?  Alrighty, then.

By the way, since the MSM is telling us that Sotomayor’s compelling story (born poor, raised poor, life as a minority, overcomes all to be a federal judge) is reason enough for America to love her and to put her on the court, I do have to ask: where was the MSM when this same story manifested itself in Clarence Thomas and Miguel Estrada?  Nope…no liberal media bias!

Some wingnut psycho murdered an abortion doctor in Kansas.  Predictably, the MSM chooses to make this nutjob the face of principled anti-infanticide folks like me.  I don’t know how many different ways we can cite “Thou shalt not murder” to show where we stand on murder, both babies and abortion doctors.  If this nutbar were a true Christian (who wasn’t deranged, that is), he would be aware of both the aforementioned commandment, as well as Romans 12:19: “Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY,” says the Lord.”

B.O. offers his “personal commitment” to Muslims.  Yeah, I bet.

As we leave May and head into June, New York gets a big dose of global “warming”, AKA a freeze watch.

For once, I agree with the Russkies, and they would know first hand about this: “American capitalism gone with a whimper.”  The column is excellent, however critical (though largely accurate) it may be of American society.

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May 31, 2009 Posted by | abortion, global warming, hypocrisy, media bias, Obama, religion of peace, Russia, socialism, Supreme Court, wingnuts | 1 Comment

Obama lets Black Panters off the hook for violent intimidation charges

Just helpin’ a couple of bruthas out, right?  Details:

Justice Department political appointees overruled career lawyers and ended a civil complaint accusing three members of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense of wielding a nightstick and intimidating voters at a Philadelphia polling place last Election Day, according to documents and interviews.

The incident – which gained national attention when it was captured on videotape and distributed on YouTube – had prompted the government to sue the men, saying they violated the 1965 Voting Rights Act by scaring would-be voters with the weapon, racial slurs and military-style uniforms.

Career lawyers pursued the case for months, including obtaining an affidavit from a prominent 1960s civil rights activist who witnessed the confrontation and described it as “the most blatant form of voter intimidation” that he had seen, even during the voting rights crisis in Mississippi a half-century ago.

The career Justice lawyers were on the verge of securing sanctions against the men earlier this month when their superiors ordered them to reverse course, according to interviews and documents. The court had already entered a default judgment against the men on April 20.

A Justice Department spokesman on Thursday confirmed that the agency had dropped the case, dismissing two of the men from the lawsuit with no penalty and winning an order against the third man that simply prohibits him from bringing a weapon to a polling place in future elections.  (Are we to assume that it was legal for him to bring a weapon to a polling place BEFORE this order? – Ed.)

The complaint said the three men engaged in “coercion, threats and intimidation, … racial threats and insults, … menacing and intimidating gestures, … and movements directed at individuals who were present to vote.” It said that unless prohibited by court sanctions, they would “continued to violate … the Voting Rights Act by continuing to direct intimidation, threats and coercion at voters and potential voters, by again deploying uniformed and armed members at the entrance to polling locations in future elections, both in Philadelphia and throughout the country.”

To support its evidence, the government had secured an affidavit from Bartle Bull, a longtime civil rights activist and former aide to Sen. Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 presidential campaign. Mr. Bull said in a sworn statement dated April 7 that he was serving in November as a credentialed poll watcher in Philadelphia when he saw the three uniformed Panthers confront and intimidate voters with a nightstick.

Inexplicably, the government did not enter the affidavit in the court case, according to the files.  (I’m sure it was just a mere bureaucratic snafu, right? – Ed.)

“In my opinion, the men created an intimidating presence at the entrance to a poll,” he declared. “In all my experience in politics, in civil rights litigation and in my efforts in the 1960s to secure the right to vote in Mississippi … I have never encountered or heard of another instance in the United States where armed and uniformed men blocked the entrance to a polling location.”

Mr. Bull said the “clear purpose” of what the Panthers were doing was to “intimidate voters with whom they did not agree.” He also said he overheard one of the men tell a white poll watcher: “You are about to be ruled by the black man, cracker.”  (Word, dawg. – Ed.)

A Democrat, using the DOJ as a political pawn?  Who knew?

The “postracial” Chicagoland Thug-in-Chief, just lookin’ out for his vote fraud homies like these punks, plus ACORN, plus…well, you get the drift.

May 29, 2009 Posted by | bigotry, corruption, Obama, shameful, vote fraud | 2 Comments

Priest leaves church and joins another so he can screw

A Catholic priest in Miami was caught breaking his vow of celibacy.  As a result, he promptly apologized, repented, and went back to honoring his vow.

Just kidding.  He decided that vows mean nothing and decided to go to a church that would be more accepting of his newly found “lifestyle”.  Details:

A popular U.S. Roman Catholic priest photographed frolicking with a woman on a Florida beach announced on Thursday he had joined the Episcopal Church to pursue the priesthood in a faith that allows married clergy.

“I’ve seen with my own eyes how many brothers of mine serve God as married men and with the blessing of having their own families,” said Father Alberto Cutie, whose removal from his Miami Beach parish prompted public debate about the Catholic Church’s celibacy requirement for priests. …

Let me get a couple of things out of the way here.

First of all, there is nothing in the Bible that says God expects clergy to remain unmarried.  Why the Catholic church deems otherwise is beyond me.  However, it’s no secret that this is indeed the Church’s position.  If you think you may want to serve God AND be a husband and a father, then you do not become a Catholic priest.  “Yes, but what if you change your mind when you get older?”  Then don’t make a vow before God that says you commit your life to remain celibate!  We have enough people in this country who profess to be Christian who routinely, without batting an eyelash, break vows before God.  We sure as heck don’t need a man of the cloth doing that!  “Hey, sorry about breaking that promise to you, God!  Them’s the breaks, though, right?  Maybe I’ll do better next time…maybe.”

Secondly, why would the Episcopalian church accept a minister who clearly has no regard for vows made before God?  Then again, this Church has already demonstrated that it doesn’t always hold God’s word in the highest regard, as evidenced by its ordaining of an openly and practicing homosexual minister.

We all sin.  We all stumble.  Heck, I do every day, and I ask God’s forgiveness when I do.  But when you stumble and sin, you repent…which means you turn from your sin.  This “minister” is not turning from his sin of breaking his vow before God…he’s running full speed with zeal into the arms of the sin.  May God have mercy on him, as may He have mercy on us all.

May 29, 2009 Posted by | Catholics, Christianity, Episcopalians, hypocrisy | 3 Comments

MSM: Wishing Rush dead is funny, but lampooning treehuggers? Eh, not so much!

Remember the reaction from those in attendance when the allegedly funny Wanda Sykes called Rush Limbaugh the 20th hijacker who she desired to see die of kidney failure?  Man, oh man, the MSM was giddier than Barney Frank in the Patriots’ locker room after a game.  Oh, the hilarity of death and terrorism!

But now that there’s a show that mocks treehuggers (background here), the MSM appears to be a bit humor-impaired.  Funny how that works, huh?

Nope…no liberal media bias!

May 28, 2009 Posted by | environuts, hypocrisy, media bias | Leave a comment

Midweek news bytes

The One’s promises should come with expiration dates, because he is once again leaning towards breaking his “no one under $250k will pay any new taxes of any kind” line.  It appears that a national sales tax is being considered.  Not like the Fair Tax, which would replace the income tax with a retail sales tax.  No, this “value-added” sales tax would be in addition to the federal income tax!  Hey, socialism doesn’t pay for itself, folks!  Exit question: how crazy do those tea party people look now, MSM?

In what amounts to a huge coinkidink, all of the closed Chrysler dealerships (so ordered by the administration…er, Chrysler) just so happened to be Republican-owned dealerships, while Dem dealerships owned by big donors just so happened to be left open to operate.  Heck, even 5-star money-making dealerships were closed, if the owner happened to be Republican.  But I’m sure B.O. isn’t a petty “I won” Chicago-style thug politician or anything!  Are you liberals content with that kind of shameful corruption, so long as it comes from your boy?

Arlen Specter (D-PA) left the GOP because he didn’t want to be defeated in the GOP primary, which he would have.  So in a delicious exhibition of karma, he finds himself with a Democrat primary challenger!  Heck, I’m almost tempted to send in a donation to a liberal for once in my life!  😆

It looks like Roland Burris did buy that Senate seat from the impeached Democrat governor from IL.  If Burris survives until the 2010 election, the GOP will actually do the unthinkable: pick up a Senate seat…and in a blue state, no less!  I doubt the Dems will let Burris get that far.

Oprompter’s SCOTUS nominee ruled recently, along with her appealate court colleagues, that New Haven, CT, can discriminate against white firefighters.  The SCOTUS will hear the appeal and rule on it by the end of their term, and possibly before her confirmation hearing.  If she has her ruling overturned, will it hurt her confirmation process?  After all, there are some red-state Dems in the Senate (both Senators from AR, MT, ND, as well as Senators from NE, LA, and SD) who will have to answer to their constituents on why they voted to confirm a racist anti-Second Amendment leftist ideologue to the court.

MD raised tax rates on millionaires.  In a totally unforseen development, the rich said “Enough!” and got the hell out of MD, leaving MD with a shortfall that only an economic illiterate wouldn’t see coming.  Hey, who knew?  (For those of you on the left, the prior sentence was both rhetorical and sarcastic.)

Bill “Just Some Dude In My Neighborhood” Ayers ghost wrote B.O.’s Dreams From My Father.  What an honor!  It’s not everyday you can get a domestic terrorist to pen your bestseller, right?

May 28, 2009 Posted by | big government, bigotry, Blagojevich, corruption, economic ignorance, shameful, socialism, taxes | 4 Comments

New ABC show mocks treehuggers

From the creator of Beavis and Butthead, King of the Hill, and Office Space: the incomparable Mike Judge!

I am sooooooo gonna watch this show!  😆

May 26, 2009 Posted by | environuts, humor | 3 Comments

Obama’s activist Supreme Court nominee

President Oprompter has settled on his Supreme Court nominee to replace Bush the Elder’s mistake (David Souter).  So what do we know about Sonia Sotomayor?

Well, for starters, we know that she thinks it is the role of the appeals courts to make policy:

Um, all of the legal defense funds out there, um, they’re looking for people out there with court of appeals experience, because court of appeals is where policy is made. And I know, I know this is on tape and I should never say that because we don’t make law, I know. Um, um — [laughter] — I know. I’m not promoting it, I’m not advocating it, and, I’m … you know. [laughter]

We also know that she is a racist and a sexist:

“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion [as a judge] than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.” — Judge Sonia Sotomayor, in her Judge Mario G. Olmos Law and Cultural Diversity Lecture at the University of California (Berkeley) School of Law in 2001

So by virtue of her being a Latina, her legal reasoning and grounding in constitutional law is stronger than that of a black man, or a white woman, or anyone else?  Anyone care to guess what the reaction from the left and the MSM (pardon the redundancy) would have been if a white dude had made an identical statement that lauded the advantages that while maledom would bring to the court?

We know that Uhhh-bama told us during the election that SCOTUS justices don’t need to know the Constitution, so long as they possess a trait more important than that: empathy.  Do you people now see why I refer to liberalism as a “feeling, not thinking” ideology?  Any man who thinks that a SCOTUS justice who “empathizes” better than she understands the Constitution that she’s been given lifetime tenure to interpret is clearly devoid of any thinking skills.  Therefore, it should come as no surprise that he picks a nominee who is equally dismissive of prerequisites of constitutional knowledge.

One other thing we know: the American Idol that the lost sheeple elected last year will see his nominee approved, regardless of what kind of ideologue she is.

May 26, 2009 Posted by | Obama, Supreme Court | 7 Comments

Happy Memorial Day!

I hope everyone has a great weekend, and please take a few moments to reflect on the sacrifices made by those who gave their lives for this country.

Hopefully, Obama won’t see any more dead people in the audience like he did a year ago.

God bless!

May 23, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Obama’s bad week

The week’s a little more than halfway over, and let’s see what our illustrious Genius In Chief has had to endure, shall we?  Te recap:

He doesn’t know his own Secretary of Defense’s name.  We know, we know…you inherited him from Bush.

He’s fighting with his own party to close Gitmo.  For some really weird reason, a lot of people don’t think it’s a good idea to close a terrorist Alcatraz and bring bloodthirsty jihadist camelhumpers to America where they might try to blow up NY synagogues.  Go figure.  Especially when 1 in 7 freed Gitmo detainees return to terrorism (the administration was trying to keep that factoid on the “down-low”, so as not to undermine his stupid, heavy-on-emotion-but-light-on-fact case for closing Gitmo unduly alarming anyone).

Jobless claims are on the rise at a record pace.  Oil prices are up.  The CBO says unemployment will keep going up through next year.  We’ve quadrupled our deficit from last year.  The dollar is teetering on collapse.  Yet the MSM tries to sell us on how the economy has turned around?

The Gilded One has been caught in a lie about the “transparency” we were going to see from the Porkulus bill he signed into law.

Thanks to Uhhh-bama’s unholy alliance with unions, union-based companies are going to find it tough to get loans for their businesses

Oprompter’s vice-president isn’t exactly the shiniest light on the Christmas tree, and it’s proving to be very “distracting”, according to a new book.  When he plagiarizes Hillary’s Tuzla moment as something that really happened to him (forgetting that we’ve heard the story before, and from/to someone else), it’s easy to see how Quayle…er, Biden…can be such a “distraction”, no?

Remember Team Obama’s promise that “no one earning under $250k will see their taxes go up a dime”?  Well, the Senate is bringing up a federal beer tax to fund Omarxist’s socialized medicine plan.  I had no idea that the only people who drank beer were folks who earned a quarter million dollars and higher.

On the positive front for him:

He still has the NYT in his pocket, so much so that they’ve opened their very own NYT Obama merchandise store.  But no, no liberal media bias or anything!

May 21, 2009 Posted by | Biden, big government, economic ignorance, media bias, Obama, religion of peace, taxes, unions | 1 Comment

Cartoon of the week

Stolen “Borrowed for evaluation purposes” from Jenn.

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May 20, 2009 Posted by | humor, Obama | 3 Comments

NYT spiked Obama-ACORN story during the campaign

Their reasoning? It was a “game-changer”.  PowerLine is all over it, as is the Spectator.  Naturally, the Old Gray Hag is spinning mightily.  Heck, if they put that kind of effort into running a worthwhile journalism business, they might not be teetering on collapse right now.  But it’s like I said last year: think of them as the Kamikaze Media, willing to die in order to further their sick agenda.

Nope…no liberal media bias!

May 18, 2009 Posted by | media bias, Obama, vote fraud | 2 Comments

Weekend roundup

Obabykiller appears at Notre Dame, a Catholic school, and says that they need to be more accepting of infanticide.  Naturally, the MSM touts his bravery (because wanting babies to die is indicative of raw manly courage, no?).  Nope…no liberal media bias!

Not content with being the inspiration for a word that reflects journalistic malfeasance, NYT leftist columnist Maureen Dowd decided to further erode what shreds of credibility she had remaining by plagiarizing a lefty blog.  This, of course, qualifies her to be vice-president now.

While Nancy Peliar is going down quicker than Monica Lewinsky in her presidential kneepads over her lies regarding what she knew about torture/waterboarding, she does the predictable: she blames Bush.  Alas, Leon Panetta (THAT Leon Panetta?) throws her under the bus on that one, too.  So what does the White House have to say on the matter?  “Present.

Dick Cheney says that Obama is a threat to national security.  Gore slams Cheney for the comments, saying that he at least waited two years before accusing Bush of “betraying the country” and “playing on our fears.”  There’s a problem with the Goreacle’s comments, though: he’s lying through his teeth.  “Two years” apparently means “a little less than one year, several times.”  His lies were easy to verify via a cursory search on the Internet, which led Adam White to quip: “I’ve turned Al Gore’s own creation against him.”   😆

Bubba recently said that Dick Cheney should avoid criticizing Oprompter, because “I do hope he gets some target practice before he goes out again.”  Someone please tell me that a man who had a little “shooting” trouble of his own around a certain blue dress is not critiquing anyone’s aim!

May 17, 2009 Posted by | abortion, Bill Clinton, Christianity, Gore, hypocrisy, irony, media bias, Obama, Pelosi | 1 Comment

Obamanomics already working to destroy American economy

Don’t blame me: I didn’t vote for Comrade Omarxist.

Ace’s post is entitled “Prophet of Doom: Social Security is Hemorrhaging Red, T-Bills Won’t Sell, America’s Bond Rating May Be Cut”.  That says it all.

Martin Feldstein, Harvard economics professor and WSJ contributor, has an outstanding column on how Oprompter’s tax increases are going to kill any recovery we hope to have.  Increasing capital gains taxes, implementing a “cap-and-trade” taxe that will hit everyone, hiking income taxes on small businesses and people making over $(fill in whatever number Joe Biden pulls out of his keister this week right here), and raising corporate taxes on foreign-source income will result in higher priced goods and in less tax revenue than the Economic Illiterate-in-Chief expects.  As Ed notes:

This is a recurring theme with Obama and tax policy.  He and his advisors use static analysis to predict results from tax increase, ignoring the effect that tax changes have on revenue.  He assumes that a 7% increase in the capital-gains tax, to use one example, will result in a 7% increase in revenue from the previous year, but that’s simply not the case.  The tax hike will cause people to change behaviors to avoid paying higher taxes, either by cashing out this year (resulting in a loss of capital to the marketplace) or not selling off stakes in companies and investing the profit elsewhere.  The effect of the change will itself limit revenues, probably more than the increased percentage will capture, making the policy a net loss to the government.

Then again, Uhhh-bama has said that he knows tax increases are harmful but he’ll eventually do it anyway.

Elections have consequences.  Unfortunately, the consequences affect even those of us who were smart enough not to vote for a socialist.

Exit question: How will the American Idol…er, President…spin his tax increases as something he inherited from Bush?

May 14, 2009 Posted by | economic ignorance, Obama, socialism, taxes | 3 Comments

Shocker: Journalists read lefty blogs, not righty blogs

In related late-breaking news, water is wet.  Excerpt:

Davis also queried more than 200 journalists to learn how they use blog content in their coverage of political news. Most journalists were aware of influential blogs on both sides of the political spectrum, such as Daily Kos and Talking Points on the left and Michelle Malkin and Instapundit on the right. Despite equal awareness, journalists spend more time reading posts in the liberal blogosphere.

For example, more journalists know about Michelle Malkin than Talking Points. Yet twice as many journalists actually read Talking Points than read Michelle Malkin.

“When journalists take story ideas from blogs, those ideas naturally will come from blogs they read,” Davis said. “These reading patterns suggest journalists may be getting primarily one view of the blogosphere.”

But I’m sure that none of this trolling of the moonbatosphere in any way, shape, form, or fashion influences or is reflected in their reporting.  Nope…no liberal media bias!

May 14, 2009 Posted by | media bias | 1 Comment

OMB: You know, this “greehouse gas” thingy hasn’t been proven

RIP global “warming”:

An EPA finding last month that greenhouse gases are a danger to public health rests on dubious assumptions and could have negative economic impacts, a memo from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) warned.

The memo has no listed author but is marked “Deliberative–Attorney Client Privilege.” A spokesman for OMB told Dow Jones Newswires that the brief is a “conglomeration of counsel we’ve received from various agencies” about the EPA finding, the conclusions of which would trigger regulation of greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.

The author(s) of the memo suggest the EPA did not thoroughly examine the relationship between greenhouse gases and human health.

“In the absence of a strong statement of the standards being applied in this decision, there is concern that EPA is making a finding based on…’harm’ from substances that have no demonstrated direct health effects,” the memo says, adding that the “scientific data that purports to conclusively establish” that link was from outside EPA.

Finally, in language sure to anger climate change activists, the memo questions whether climate change might bring benefits that would mitigate the costs.

“To the extent that climate change alters out environment, it will create incentives for innovation and adaption that mitigate the damages,” the memo reads. “The [EPA finding] should note this possibility[.] … It might be reasonable to conclude that Alaska will benefit from warmer winters for both health and economic reasons,” the authors note.

You mean that IF these so-called “greenhouse gases” exist, they might actually be…dare I repeat it?…beneficial!

May 13, 2009 Posted by | global warming | 2 Comments

Oil speculators are at it again

I’m sure that you have all noticed the cost of gas going up about a quarter in the last couple of weeks.  Ever since gas climbed over $4 last year, I’ve been following “petropolitics” to keep my fingers on the pulse of the state of gasoline and oil products in the world.  I knew that speculators were to blame for last year’s detached-from-reality spike in prices, and I know that they’re going back to the buffet for seconds right now.

For a primer on my take, refer to last year’s post called “Is this REALLY capitalism?”  You’ll get the full version on how speculators artificially inflate prices that have no basis in supply-and-demand economics, all while contributing jack squat to the oil-to-consumer process.  Here’s what is going on today:

…But Jim Smith, president and CEO of the Florida Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association Inc., said a global drop in demand has created a glut of crude and refined oil product reserves, precluding normal price increases from the explanation.

“Oil speculators have entered back into the market,” he said. “It’s the only excuse.”

Smith said customers have contacted him expressing worry or anger about the increases, but calls from concerned member retailers have outnumbered them.

“They’re upset,” he said. “It has a signification impact on their business operations.”

That’s because most retailers price close to the wholesale prices on gasoline, depending on profits from other items they sell in convenience stores, to stay competitive, he said. 

“We’re price takers, not price makers. We have to buy from oil companies,” he said.

But Smith said he doesn’t blame the oil companies for the increase. He thinks the rise in crude oil prices — from $49.92 a barrel April 28 to $58.50 Monday — signals that speculators are affecting pricing.

There is not a single, solitary reason to justify increases in crude oil prices,” he said.

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Jacksonville hadn’t gone above $2.11 a gallon since late last year, according to jacksonvillegasprices .com.

Smith said he’s concerned that the price of gas can go even higher — despite high supply, low demand and an economic recession — because of a loophole Congress left open.

Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., hopes to close that loophole, which would allow certain energy and metal futures traders to manipulate prices via the Internet, through a bill he introduced in January, Nelson spokesman Dan McLaughlin said.

Nelson and Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash, as well as J. Stephen Simon, executive vice president of Exxon-Mobil, have said speculators were largely, if not entirely, responsible for gasoline’s spike above $4 a gallon last summer.

Right now, unemployment is sky high.  The Dow is in the tank.  Our oil storage facilities are busting at the seams with supply.  Demand is lower than it has been in nearly a generation.  People are pinching their pennies.  Therefore, there is absolutely no single reason whatsoever for oil prices to be rising!

This isn’t capitalism, my friends.  It’s not Big Oil, nor the treehuggers or the global warming nuts, nor China and India (two countries that speculators and their apologists tried to blame last year) causing this irrational jump in prices.  This is extortion by investment firms that are starving for profit, even ill-gotten ones.  As much as I hate to say it, I fully support Sens. Nelson and Cantwell in their efforts to rein in the big money speculators who are trying once again to drive oil prices sky high while they line their pockets with money that was earned on deception.

May 12, 2009 Posted by | capitalism, oil | 5 Comments

Obama’s knee slappers

President Oprompter was schmoozing with his constituents this weekend at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.  How’s about this:

The president acknowledged perceptions that he’s a media darling: “Most of you covered me; all of you voted for me.

A rare nugget of honesty from a demonstrable pathological liar is refreshing to see, no?

Via the Washington comPost, Wanda Sykes indicts the press, albeit unintentionally:

“It’s funny to me that [photographers] have never caught you smoking,” Sykes told the president, “but they always catch you with your shirt off. I know you’re into this transparency thing, but I don’t need to see your nipples.”

Then, via the UK’s Telegraph, she indicts herself as a classless, crass loudmouth:

This is what she said: “Rush Limbaugh said he hopes this administration fails, so you’re saying, ‘I hope America fails’, you’re, like, ‘I dont care about people losing their homes, their jobs, our soldiers in Iraq’. He just wants the country to fail. To me, that’s treason.

“He’s not saying anything differently than what Osama bin Laden is saying. You know, you might want to look into this, sir, because I think Rush Limbaugh was the 20th hijacker. But he was just so strung out on OxyContin he missed his flight.”

She then concluded: “Rush Limbaugh, I hope the country fails, I hope his kidneys fail, how about that? He needs a good waterboarding, that’s what he needs.” Obama seemed to think this bit was pretty hilarious, grinning and chuckling and turning to share the “joke” with the person sitting on his right.

There’s not much room for differing interpretations of what Sykes said. She called Limbaugh a terrorist and a traitor, suggested that he be tortured and wished him dead.

What was his crime? Hoping that Obama’s policies – which he views as socialist – will fail.

That’s way, way beyond reasoned debate or comedy and Obama’s reaction to it was astonishing. …

And Obama laughing when someone wishes Limbaugh dead? Hard to take from the man who promised a new era of civility and elevated debate in Washington.

Interesting that Sykes’ shameful comment about Rush wasn’t covered by the Washington comPost in that first link.  But no, no liberal media bias!

Compare and contrast, though, jokes about Pelosi dying:

CBS Sports golf analyst David Feherty apologized Sunday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for a morbid joke that went bad in a Dallas magazine.

Feherty, one of the most popular golf analysts for his sharp wit and self-deprecating humor, was among five Dallas residents who wrote for “D Magazine” on former President George W. Bush moving to Dallas.

“From my own experience visiting the troops in the Middle East, I can tell you this though,” Feherty wrote toward the end of his column. 

“Despite how the conflict has been portrayed by our glorious media, if you gave any U.S. soldier a gun with two bullets in it, and he found himself in an elevator with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Osama bin Laden, there’s a good chance that Nancy Pelosi would get shot twice, and Harry Reid and bin Laden would be strangled to death.”

Feherty, a former Ryder Cup player who grew up in Northern Ireland, has gone to Iraq over Thanksgiving the past two years to visit with U.S. troops, and he created a foundation to help wounded soldiers.

“This passage was a metaphor meant to describe how American troops felt about our 43rd president,” Feherty said in a statement. “In retrospect, it was inappropriate and unacceptable, and has clearly insulted Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid, and for that, I apologize. As for our troops, they know I will continue to do as much as I can for them both at home and abroad.”

For the record, it’s not funny to wish death on anyone.  It is sad, though, that the MSM gets its dinosaur boxers in a bunch when someone jokes about Pelosi dying, but hoots it up when someone jokes about Rush dying.  But again, nope…no liberal media bias!

May 11, 2009 Posted by | Hollyweirdos, hypocrisy, media bias, Obama, Pelosi, Rush, shameful | 1 Comment

Quote of the day, “I hate capitalism” edition

From the head of the DNC, Howard Scream…er, Dean (video clip provided at link):

Thank God for politicians like Joe Biden and Howard Dean. Sometimes, the truth just slips out of their mouths, and when we are lucky, their words are recorded for the liberal media to ignore and conservative alternate media to shout out. Today, former Vermont governor and former DNC Charmain, Dean obliged.

We had CNBC on in the background as we were writing our IHTM stories this morning and heard Howard Dean telling talk show host Jason Lewis to “stop using his talk radio voice.” Our ears perked up and then we heard one of the most honest lines ever to come out of the mouth of a liberal lawmaker yet. Here’s what he said (minute 5:00):

“I think we’ve had quite enough capitalism in the last eight years.”

Remember when the media jumped all over McCain and Palin during the election for suggesting the left and Obama were socialistic? Well…

But hey, where would you get the crazy idea that the Dems are a bunch of anti-capitalists or anything?

May 8, 2009 Posted by | capitalism, Howard Dean, quote of the day, socialism | 2 Comments

Confirmed: Pelosi’s a liar

Remember when Pe-loco said that she was never briefed by the CIA on harsh interrogation tactics, otherwise she would have objected?  Yeah, well, as usual, anything that comes from San Fran Nan’s piehole must be taken with a block of salt.  Details:

Intelligence officials released documents this evening saying that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was briefed in September 2002 about the use of harsh interrogation tactics against al-Qaeda prisoners, seemingly contradicting her repeated statements over the past 18 months that she was never told that these techniques were actually being used.

In a 10-page memo outlining an almost seven-year history of classified briefings, intelligence officials said that Pelosi and then-Rep. Porter Goss (R-Fla.) were the first two members of Congress ever briefed on the interrogation tactics. Then the ranking member and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, respectively, Pelosi and Goss were briefed Sept. 4, 2002, one week before the first anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. …

Lemme guess: The CIA’s lying, right?

If she were genuinely appalled at the prospect of bloodthirsty jihadist camelhumpers being inconvenienced, why didn’t say anything when she was told?  Maybe because she knew Americans really didn’t want to hear a Left Coast loco boo-hooing for Islamonutjobs so soon after 9/11, and thus, decided to forsake her principles in favor of political expediency?  But now that Americans have pathetically forgotten about 9/11, opting instead to bask in the glow of having elected an American Idol instead of a leader for president, it’s safe to come out as appalled…right, Nan?

Elections have consequences.

May 8, 2009 Posted by | Pelosi, religion of peace, shameful | 3 Comments

Journalists: We KNOW that Obama will RAISE taxes on the middle class, but we’re going to keep lying and say he won’t

Read this excellent exposé by Ace, and then keep telling yourself: 

Nope…no liberal media bias!

May 7, 2009 Posted by | big government, media bias, Obama, taxes | 1 Comment

Obama to skip National Day of Prayer

But hey, where would you get the crazy idea that Uhhhh-bama isn’t a devout Christian?  Details:

President Obama is distancing himself from the National Day of Prayer by nixing a formal early morning service and not attending a large Catholic prayer breakfast the next morning.

All Mr. Obama will do for the National Day of Prayer, which is Thursday, is sign a proclamation honoring the day, which originated in 1952 when Congress set aside the first Thursday in May for the observance.

For the past eight years, President George W. Bush invited selected Christian and Jewish leaders to the White House East Room, where he typically would give a short speech and several leaders offered prayers.

Obama White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Tuesday that the president is simply reverting back to pre-Bush administration practice.

“Prayer is something the president does every day,” he said. “We’re doing a proclamation, which I know that many administrations in the past have done.”

Pressed by reporters as to the lack of a formal ceremony, Mr. Gibbs said the proclamation was Mr. Obama’s choice.

“That’s the way the president will publicly observe National Prayer Day – privately, he’ll pray as he does every day,” Mr. Gibbs said. …

Luke 9:26 says “For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His glory, and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.”  Good luck with that, Barry.

May 6, 2009 Posted by | Christianity, Obama, shameful | 12 Comments

Specter: You know, the Republican Party’s policy stances may have killed Jack Kemp!

If there’s any silver lining in Specter’s defection, it’s that he goes from being the GOP’s nutjob to being the Dems’ nutjob.  Not that the left has any reservations about that.  Anywho, details:

Sen. Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania Democrat, said part of the reason that he left the Republican Party last week was disillusionment with its health-care priorities, and suggested that had the Republicans taken a more moderate track, Jack Kemp may have won his battle with cancer.

Sounds an awful lot like Silky Pony during the 2004 campaign re: Christopher Reeve, no?

If only the GOP had listened to “moderates” such as Specter, then Snarlin’ Arlen could have worked his magic on Jack and rid him completely of cancer.  Exit question: Wouldn’t such a miracle have created competition with the Obamessiah, whose mere words have been known to “enchant” journalists?

May 4, 2009 Posted by | Arlen Specter, bizarre, shameful | 2 Comments

Weekend in review

Here’s the haps from the weekend:

My county now has a case of the swine flu at one of the local schools.  Friggin’ wonderful.

RIP Jack Kemp.

You know how I’ve been saying for the last five years that global “warming” nuts prefer to use the term “climate change” or other euphemisms when it’s cold and “global warming” when it’s hot?  The NYT confirms this calculated effort by the environuts.

Finally, the Obamedia does some deep investigative journalism of the president.  Excerpt:

Obamas take a walk, holding hands in the evening

WASHINGTON — The first couple took full advantage of the cool spring night.
After a date night out on Saturday evening, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama decided to take a stroll when their motorcade arrived back at the White House.

So they began walking on the driveway of the White House South Lawn while holding hands. First they passed the West Wing, then their children’s swing set. They kept walking, swinging their hands together. … 

The Obama administration threatened to use the power of the adoring “enchanted” press corps to destroy a Chrysler investment firm if it didn’t go along with Chavez’ Oprompter’s bankruptcy plan.  Chicago thuggery at its finest, no?  Paging Mr. Orwell!

Our ideologue president gets to pick a Supreme Court justice, since Souter is retiring.  The balance of the court isn’t changing, since Souter’s a leftist anyway.  But the odds-on favorite to be his replacement is a woman who says that “the courts are where policy is made“.  But hey, why would you go thinking she might be a leftist judicial activist or something?

Napolitano is at it again.  Yet another memo has emerged from her agency that describes a different breed of “extremists”: People who oppose giving drivers licenses, in-state tuition, medical benefits, or public schooling to criminal aliens.  That pretty much paints the vast majority of Americans as “extremists”, no?  Conspicuous by its absence from the list of “extremists”, however, is Muslim extremists.  “Jewish extremists” is on the list, though, although for the life of me, I can’t recall an act of domestic terrorism perpetrated by a Jewish extremist.

May 4, 2009 Posted by | big government, environuts, global warming, media bias, news bytes, Obama, religion of peace, shameful, Supreme Court, swine flu | 3 Comments

Photo of the week, “Barney Frank” edition

Thanks to tnJack for passing this on, from one of the recent “tea parties”.  Slight editing on my part for vulgarity, but the reference to activity prohibited in Leviticus and Romans is still crystal clear.

May 1, 2009 Posted by | Barney Frank, gay, humor, socialism, Tea Party | 5 Comments