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Huckabee granted Clemency to Washington cop killer

Huck’s got a track record of granting clemency to hardened criminals and drunk drivers who contribute to his campaigns.  But if you thought his freeing a convicted rapist who predictably raped again was egregious, how about this?

Maurice Clemmons, the 37-year-old Tacoma man being sought for questioning in the killing of four Lakewood police officers this morning, has a long criminal record punctuated by violence, erratic behavior and concerns about his mental health.

Nine years ago, then-Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee granted clemency to Clemmons, commuting his lengthy prison sentence over the protestations of prosecutors.

“This is the day I’ve been dreading for a long time,” Larry Jegley, prosecuting attorney for Arkansas’ Pulaski County said Sunday night when informed that Clemmons was being sought in connection to the killings.

Clemmons’ criminal history includes at least five felony convictions in Arkansas and at least eight felony charges in Washington. The record also stands out for the number of times he has been released from custody despite questions about the danger he posed.

Huck shamelessly tries to avert responsibility and instead blames prosecutors.  Notably missing is Huck’s role.

…Should he be found to be responsible for this horrible tragedy, it will be the result of a series of failures in the criminal justice system in both Arkansas and Washington State. He was recommended for and received a commutation of his original sentence from 1990, making him parole eligible and was paroled by the parole board once they determined he met the conditions at that time. He was arrested later for parole violation and taken back to prison to serve his full term, but prosecutors dropped the charges that would have held him. It appears that he has continued to have a string of criminal and psychotic behavior but was not kept incarcerated by either state.

I didn’t realize that the same prosecutors who strenuously objected to Schmuckabee’s clemency of Clemmons had held a gun to Huck’s head to force his signature.  That probably should have been mentioned in the story, no?

I said it before, and I will say it again: Huckabee will never have my vote.  If he wins the GOP nomination for 2012 (and with this revelation, I doubt he will), I will not be voting for president.  I will instead pull an Obama and vote “present” for that office.

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November 30, 2009 Posted by | Huckabee | Leave a comment

Happy Thanksgiving!

May God bless you and yours this Thanksgiving, and remember to give thanks to this above all else:

John 3:16: For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten son; that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.

I am thankful to all of my family and friends, and for you, my kind visitors and commenters.  I am humbled by your continued presence!

November 25, 2009 Posted by | non-political | 3 Comments

Obama to Indian PM: Don’t you feel honored to be my first foreign guest here at the White House? You should, ya know.

The adulation of B.O. by his Kool-Aid drinking minions is exceeded only by the adulation of B.O. by…well, by B.O. himself.  Observe:

President Obama welcomed Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the White House with words that have inspired snickers in New Delhi:

“Yours is the first official state visit of my presidency, its fitting that you and India be so recognised,” 48-year-old Obama told the 77-year-old Indian leader.

The general reaction in India has been: Who the heck does this guy think he is? Note to the Great Diplomat: When you do a head of state an honor, you don’t remind him, in public, of the fact that you have done him an honor, particularly in self-aggrandizing terms of this sort.

I cannot imagine Dr. Singh responding to Obama: “I am the first state visitor of your presidency, and it is fitting that you and the United States be so recognized. Especially considering that I have the guts to stand up to the Chinese from time to time, while you’re basically groveling and praying that they don’t decide to divest their dollar holdings. Did I mention our 7 percent economic growth, compared to your … 3 percent, 3.5? Now, what did you want to talk about?”

Wow.  Just “wow”.  The arrogance of this man is not just astounding, but it’s embarrassing, too.  Now the world is beginning to notice it and laugh at him.

Exit question: How confused is B.O. gonna be when he reads that (much to his amazement) not everyone thinks as highly of him as he does?

November 25, 2009 Posted by | Obama, shameful | 4 Comments

More ACORN trouble

Not content with humiliating and implicating itself by helping child sex trafficking, ACORN has been busy with other things lately.  Namely (thanks to BigGovernment.com for this)…:

The “non-partisan” organization left behind a document outlining its partisan agenda in an OK office that it left hastily (in order to avoid paying the landlord back rent).

ACORN’s idea of helping the poor is…spending $9k of members’ dues at a fertility clinic?  ACORN then “dumped the credit card statement detailing the charge into a public dumpster just days before the Attorney’s General office was scheduled to visit”, but I’m sure that was just a well-timed coinkidink.

ACORN dumps a document that outlines its intended political activities in Californiastan, especially to scrap Prop. 13 (which limits the state’s ability to raise certain taxes).  ACORN’s not too interested what the people of CA think about running their own state.

November 25, 2009 Posted by | ACORN | Leave a comment

All-white network: Hey, Palin’s book signings are an all-white affair, aren’t they?

Excerpt from Michelle Malkin:

MSNBC host Chris Matthews, MSNBC reporter Norah O’Donnell, and MSNBC guest Joan Walsh shamelessly played the race card against Sarah Palin and her book-buying audience last week.

In Michigan, O’Donnell smugly noted that Palin’s fans were “largely white — almost no minorities in this crowd.” Matthews parroted the line, assailing the “white crowd.” …

I do wonder if the irony is lost on both of MSNBC’s viewers:

Nope…no liberal media bias!

November 24, 2009 Posted by | hypocrisy, media bias | 1 Comment

Katie Couric waxes poetic about ObamaCare while on the job as “objective” anchor

I suppose Katie could have treated us to “There once was a man from Nantucket”, so we should be thankful for the little things.  Anywho, from Newsbusters:

The advocacy on display Monday by “CBS Evening News” anchor Katie Couric was almost unimaginable.

In her “Notebook” video posted at CBSNews.com, Couric read a poem fashioned after Clement Clarke Moore’s classic “The Night Before Christmas.”

Without any regard for hiding her position on healthcare reform legislation currently before Congress, Couric used the coming holidays as an excuse to wax poetic about her wish that Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) would “save Harry Reid’s Christmas with a deal she brought forth

Exit question I: Shouldn’t it be verboten for so-called “news anchors” to campaign for the passage of legislation while they’re on the job?

Exit question II: Aren’t Christmas references unacceptable to today’s secular press, or are they okay if used to advance President Obama’s agenda?

Nope…no liberal media bias!

November 24, 2009 Posted by | health care, media bias, Obama | Leave a comment

NYT hypocrisy: We won’t report on ACORN sting video or global warming data doctoring stories because evidence was illegally obtained

Seriously?  Really?  The same fishwrap that had zero problems publishing national security documents that were illegally obtained now has a conscience about what they will and won’t publish?  Excerpt from Ed Driscoll:

…And as a nice sequel of sorts to our previous post on leftwing cognitive dissonance, Orrin Judd spots this staggering moment of hypocrisy from the New York Times’ Andrew C. Revkin of their “Dot Earth” blog on Friday:

The documents appear to have been acquired illegally and contain all manner of private information and statements that were never intended for the public eye, so they won’t be posted here.

And they don’t contain any obvious state military secrets as well, unlike say the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War or more recently, the secrets of War on Terror, or any of a number of other leaked documents the Times has cheerfully rushed to print.

Back in 2006, when his paper disclosed the previously confidential details of the SWIFT program, which was designed to trace terrorists’ financial assets, New York Times executive editor Bill Keller said on CBS’s Face the Nation, “one man’s breach of security is another man’s public relations.” Of course, much like the rest of the media circling the wagons with ACORN, it’s not at all surprising that the Times circles the wagons when it’s necessary to save the public face of their fellow liberals.

Notes Michael Goldfarb:

As a journalist, there is no greater glory than publishing materials that were not meant to be published. If I could, I would only publish emails and documents that were never meant to see the light of day — though, unlike the New York Times, I draw the line at jeopardizing the lives of American troops rather than jeopardizing the contrived “consensus” on global warming.

Nope…no liberal media bias!

November 23, 2009 Posted by | ACORN, global warming, hypocrisy, media bias | 2 Comments

Hilarious SNL spoof on Obama, awaiting CNN fact-check segment

This is hi-freaking-larious!  I mean side-splitting hilarity!  Watch the video, now!

I am stunned that it came from SNL, but still…I’m still crying from laughing so hard!

Exit question: When does Wolf Blitzer fact-check this SNL skit?

November 22, 2009 Posted by | China, humor, Obama | 1 Comment

Bombshell: Global “warming” advocacy group’s e-mails show effort to hide “inconvenient truth”

Ed’s got all the details at Hot Air, but suffice it to say, what we have been saying for the last several years has been proven to be correct:

There is no global “warming”!

It is a junk science fad, period.  End of discussion.  Thanks for coming, and be sure to tip your waitress on the way out.

Look, if you have to hide data that casts doubt on your hypothesis, then you are at best a lousy and worthless scientist…and at worst, a horrible fraud.  With irrefutable evidence that global temperatures have not increased in the last ten years, then by definition, there cannot be “warming”!

November 20, 2009 Posted by | global warming | 10 Comments

Quote of the day, “What Obama thinks of the troops” edition

B.O. decided to pay our finest a visit in Afghanistan.  Why?  For a supremely important reason:

“You guys make a pretty good photo op,” the president said.

And there you have it…

November 19, 2009 Posted by | Afghanistan, Obama, quote of the day, shameful | 3 Comments

Terrorists “Saved or Created”

Such is the column by Claudia Rosett, and it is absolutely awesome!  Excerpt:

Every time it seems he’s said much, much more than enough, Jimmy Carter is back in the news — this time defending his handling 30 years ago of the Iran hostage crisis. Speaking while on a visit to Thailand, Carter told reporters that when the hostage crisis began in 1979, “My main advisers insisted that I should attack Iran.” Carter says he decided not to risk the loss of life (there’s no reference in this latest story to the American lives lost in the botched rescue attempt he authorized and then aborted).

The result was the gross humilation of the U.S., as the hostage crisis dragged on for 444 days — until Ronald Reagan took office. And from those beginnings on Carter’s watch came an emboldened Islamic Republic of Iran, a terror-based regime which for 30 years has been brutalizing its own people, setting up global networks of terrorist finance, weaponry and murder, and is now closing on the nuclear bomb. How many lives has this cost already? How many more will this cost in times ahead? There may be no way to assign a precise number, but the answer is definitely “many”  — including Iranians themselves, among them the five now sentenced to death for their roles in the June pro-democracy demonstrations. As Iran continues to export its message and tactics of terror, possibly soon to be turbo-charged with a nuclear arsenal, the odds keep climbing of devastating tolls to come. …

Do yourself a favor and read the rest of it.  Or you suck.  Your choice.

November 19, 2009 Posted by | Carter, dhimmitude, religion of peace | Leave a comment

Al Gore, master scientist, vastly overstates (and I do mean vastly) temperature of Earth’s core

By “master scientist”, I mean “mouth-breathing, spittle-flecking, knuckle-dragging, waterheaded imbecile”.  Same diff.  Tomato, to-mah-to.  Details:

Al Gore on Conan O’Brien’s show the other day:

Conan: Now, what about … you talk in the book about geothermal energy …
Al: Yeah, yeah.
Conan: and that is, as I understand it, using the heat that’s generated from the core of the earth …
Al: Yeah.
Conan: … to create energy, and it sounds to me like an evil plan by Lex Luthor to defeat Superman. Can you, can you tell me, is this a viable solution, geothermal energy?
Al: It definitely is, and it’s a relatively new one. People think about geothermal energy — when they think about it at all — in terms of the hot water bubbling up in some places, but two kilometers or so down in most places there are these incredibly hot rocks, ’cause the interior of the earth is extremely hot, several million degrees, and the crust of the earth is hot …

[Me] The geothermal gradient is usually quoted as 25–50 degrees Celsius per mile of depth in normal terrain (not, e.g., in the crater of Kilauea). Two kilometers down, therefore, (that’s a mile and a quarter if you’re not as science-y as Al) you’ll have an average gain of 30–60 degrees — exploitable for things like home heating, though not hot enough to make a nice pot of tea. The temperature at the earth’s core, 4,000 miles down, is usually quoted as 5,000 degrees Celsius, though these guys claim it’s much less, while some contrarian geophysicists have posted claims up to 9,000 degrees. The temperature at the surface of the Sun is around 6,000 degrees Celsius, while at the center, where nuclear fusion is going on bigtime, things get up over 10 million degrees.

If the temperature anywhere inside the earth was “several million degrees,” we’d be a star.

Numbers sure do portray “an inconvenient truth”, don’t they, Al?

But hey, dude’s nearly a billionaire hypocrite with a big-anus carbon footprint who peddles a junk science fad.  So, “science, schm-ience”.

November 18, 2009 Posted by | global warming, Gore | Leave a comment

AP commits 11 reporters to “fact-check” Palin’s autobiography

The Past Tense Media, still doing the left’s dirty work.  Details:

Sarah Palin is no normal politician, and at the Associated Press, apparently “Going Rogue” is no normal book.

When the former Republican vice presidential candidate and former Alaska governor wrote her autobiography, the AP found a copy before its release date and assigned 11 people to fact check all 432 pages.

The AP claims Palin misstated her record with regard to travel expenses and taxpayer-funded bailouts, using statements widely reported elsewhere. But it also speculated into Palin’s motives for writing “Going Rogue: An American Life,” stating as fact that the book “has all the characteristics of a pre-campaign manifesto.”

Palin quickly hit back on a Facebook post titled “Really? Still Making Things Up?”

“Imagine that,” the post read. “11 AP reporters dedicating time and resources to tearing up the book, instead of using the time and resources to ‘fact check’ what’s going on with Sheik Mohammed’s trial, Pelosi’s health care takeover costs, Hasan’s associations, etc. Amazing.”

The AP, an organization with over 4,000 employees and 49 Pulitzer Prizes earned for asking the hard questions, wouldn’t comment on their own reporting for this story.

Well, at least they got some of their reporters to similarly “fact-check” autobiographies by Ted Kennedy, the Clintons, Joe Biden, and B.O.  Oh, wait…

Reviewing books and holding public figures accountable is at the core of good journalism, but the treatment Palin’s book received appears to be something new for the AP. The organization did not review for accuracy recent books by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, then-Sen. Joe Biden, either book by Barack Obama released before he was president or autobiographies by Bill or Hillary Clinton. The AP did more traditional news stories on those books.

Nope…no liberal media bias!

Exit question: So does the AP count as a “legitimate news organization”, or will they only qualify after they fact-check an SNL skit?

November 18, 2009 Posted by | hypocrisy, media bias, Palin | 5 Comments

Jobs “saved or created” don’t exist…and neither do the Congressional districts these jobs are in!

Ho. Ly. Shiite.

Well, if you’re gonna make stuff up about how many jobs the Porkulus bill has “saved or created”, you might as well jump in with both feet and make up the Congressional districts these purported jobs are in, no?  Details:

Here’s a stimulus success story: In Arizona’s 15th congressional district, 30 jobs have been saved or created with just $761,420 in federal stimulus spending. At least that’s what the Web site set up by the Obama administration to track the $787 billion stimulus says.

There’s one problem, though: There is no 15th congressional district in Arizona; the state has only eight districts.

Rep. David Obey, D-Wisc, who chairs the powerful House appropriations Committee, issued a paper statement demanding that the recovery.gov Web site be updated.

“The inaccuracies on recovery.gov that have come to light are outrageous and the Administration owes itself, the Congress, and every American a commitment to work night and day to correct the ludicrous mistakes.”

The reporting problems are not limited to Arizona, ABC News found.

In Oklahoma, recovery.gov lists more than $19 million in spending — and 15 jobs created — in yet more congressional districts that don’t exist.

In Iowa, it shows $10.6 million spent – and 39 jobs created — in nonexistent districts.

In Connecticut’s 42nd district (which also does not exist), the Web site claims 25 jobs created with zero stimulus dollars.

The list of spending and job creation in fictional congressional districts extends to U.S. territories as well.

$68.3 million spent and 72.2 million spent in the 1st congressional district of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

$8.4 million spent and 40.3 jobs created in the 99th congressional district of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

$1.5 million spent and .3 jobs created in the 69th district and $35 million for 142 jobs in the 99th district of the Northern Mariana Islands.

$47.7 million spent and 291 jobs created in Puerto Rico’s 99th congressional district. …

Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Mariana Islands?  Wow, this Spendulus thing is so hot, it’s gone global!  And at least 99 districts in these places?  Shouldn’t the House have about 300-400 more members, then?

You know, if I didn’t know any better, I’d swear this administration is just pulling numbers and data out of their collective Marxist backsides!  Of course, they blamed the error on Porkulus recipients.

Exit question: Did any of you think that we would ever have a president who could trump Bubba on the Lie-O-Meter?  And to think, it’s only been 11 months, and B.O. has already lied more often than BJC did in eight years!

November 17, 2009 Posted by | big government, Obama, pork | 1 Comment

AP poll finds that people like ObamaCare…until they learn that it actually isn’t free and has a ginormous price tag and stuff

What??  You mean the free lunch isn’t actually free?  Excerpt:

When poll questions were framed broadly, the answers seemed to indicate ample support for Obama’s goals. When required trade-offs were brought into the equation, opinions shifted — sometimes dramatically…

“These trade-offs really matter,” says Robert Blendon, a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health who follows opinion trends. “The legislation contains a number of features that polls have shown to be popular, but support for the overall legislation is less than might be expected because people are worried there are details about these bills that could raise their families’ costs.”…

For example, asked if everyone should be required to have at least some health insurance, 67 percent agreed and 27 percent said no.

The responses flipped when people were asked about requiring everybody to carry insurance or face a federal penalty: 64 percent said they would be opposed, while 28 percent favored that.

It’s actually sad that a quarter of respondents are totally cool with jailing someone who doesn’t want to buy health insurance.  Fortunately, 2/3 of Americans find it appalling that Pelosi, Reid, and Obama are A-OK with imprisoning their countrymen who can’t/don’t buy insurance.

More:

A ban on denial of coverage because of pre-existing medical problems has been one of the most popular consumer protections in the health care debate. Some 82 percent said they favored the ban, according to a Pew Research Center poll in October.

In the AP poll, when told that such a ban would probably cause (there’s no “probably” to it! – Ed.) most people to pay more for health insurance, 43 percent said they would still support doing away with pre-existing condition denials, but 31 percent said they would oppose it.

Costs for those with coverage could go up because people in poor health who’d been shut out of the insurance pool would now be included, and they would get medical care they could not access before.

“I’m thinking we’d probably pay more because we would probably be paying for those that are not paying. So they got to get the money from somewhere. Basically I see our taxes going up,” said Antoinette Gates, 57, of Atlanta. …

To be frank, I think it speaks poorly of the level of awareness of Americans that they didn’t know these side effects of socialized medicine.  Everyone wants free health care, yet when they find out it is the opposite of free, they (a) are genuinely surprised and (b) diametrically opposed.

November 17, 2009 Posted by | big government, health care, Obama, Pelosi, shameful, socialism | 3 Comments

Quote of the day, “Obama’s a fool” edition

Absolutely spot on by John at Power Line:

One seriously hesitates to draw the conclusion that Barack Obama is a fool, no matter how strongly the evidence may point in that direction. But what are we to make of a man who is ignorant of history; who is ignorant of economics; who despises his own country; and who appears to believe that awareness of his own wonderfulness is enough to guide him? To put it charitably, he has a great deal to learn, and not much time to learn it.

November 16, 2009 Posted by | Obama, shameful | 1 Comment

Expert on Japan: Obama’s bow was embarrassingly inappropriate and conveyed weakness

Not content to show our enemies how weak America is under his leadership, B.O. is now displaying the same thing for our allies.

The White House spin:

A senior administration official said President Barack Obama was simply observing protocol when he bowed to Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko upon arriving at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Saturday.

“I think that those who try to politicize those things are just way, way, way off base,” the official said. “He observes protocol. But I don’t think anybody who was in Japan – who saw his speech and the reaction to it, certainly those who witnesses his bilateral meetings there – would say anything other than that he enhanced both the position and the status of the U.S., relative to Japan. It was a good, positive visit at an important time, because there’s a lot going on in Japan.”

As with nearly everything else that comes from the White House, that too was a steaming pile of bovine feces.  If I didn’t know any better, I’d swear this guy was a suck-up lightweight who doesn’t know what the Sam Hill he’s doing!

November 16, 2009 Posted by | Japan, Obama, shameful | 5 Comments

Pelosi: Of course it’s fair that we send you to jail if you don’t buy health insurance!

From RCP (with video for context):

Stone: Do you think it’s fair to send people to jail who don’t buy health insurance?

Pelosi: … The legislation is very fair in this respect.

Just to recap:

When George Bush wants to listen in on phone calls between terrorists, that’s stepping on our freedoms.

When Pelosi wants to toss people in the slammer because they won’t purchase a product, that’s the epitome of freedom.

Got it.  Thanks for the clarification.

By the way, Ace has a most excellent analysis of economic and personal freedom and how socialism squashes them both every time it’s tried.  Do yourself a favor and read it, but savor the excerpt:

Socialism never attends a party without an escort of coercive state behavior. It is a historic fact — indeed, an economic fact — that as the state seeks to regulate and control more and more economic activity, they must, of course, control more and more human activity.

Economic activity is human activity, after all. Economics is not somehow divorced from humanity. Economic choices are not made of their own volition, passive-voice, without an actor. People make economic choices — and socialism demands an ever-increasing control over those choices, and therefore the people who make those choices. (Or, more accurately: formerly made those choices.)

Right out of the box they propose sending people to jail for acting as economic subversives and economic traitors and yet I am, somehow, paranoid if I point out that the first step here is to reduce human freedom and increase state power. …

Well put, Ace.

November 13, 2009 Posted by | big government, economic ignorance, health care, Pelosi, socialism | 2 Comments

NY-23 not over?

I didn’t know a recount was going on in NY-23.  Story here, but here’s the lede:

Conservative Doug Hoffman conceded the race in the 23rd Congressional District last week after receiving two pieces of grim news for his campaign: He was down 5,335 votes with 93 percent of the vote counted on election night, and he had barely won his stronghold in Oswego County.

As it turns out, neither was true.

But Hoffman’s concession — based on snafus in Oswego County and elsewhere that left his vote undercounted — set off a chain of events that echoed all the way to Washington, D.C., and helped secure passage of a historic health care reform bill.

Democratic Rep. Bill Owens was quickly sworn into office on Friday, a day before the rare weekend vote in the House of Representatives. His support sealed his party’s narrow victory on the health care legislation.

Now a recanvassing in the 11-county district shows that Owens’ lead has narrowed to 3,026 votes over Hoffman, 66,698 to 63,672, according to the latest unofficial results from the state Board of Elections.

In Oswego County, where Hoffman was reported to lead by only 500 votes with 93 percent of the vote counted election night, inspectors found Hoffman actually won by 1,748 votes — 12,748 to 11,000.

The new vote totals mean the race will be decided by absentee ballots, of which about 10,200 were distributed, said John Conklin, communications director for the state Board of Elections. …

From what I’ve read elsewhere, the odds of Hoffman overcoming the deficit are not very good.  In all probability, he will still lose, only by a thinner margin.  Then again, we kept hearing during the Franken-Coleman recount how it was “nearly impossible” for Franken to overcome Coleman’s lead.  Although I don’t think ACORN was working on Hoffman’s campaign, so his odds just went down another notch.

Anywho, wouldn’t it be funny to see what would happen if Hoffman actually did overcome Owens, despite the fact that Owens has already been sworn in and quickly voted for PelosiCare?

November 12, 2009 Posted by | New York | Leave a comment

Veterans Day

A heartfelt “Thank you” to all non-moonbat veterans that have served this country!  Your service is greatly appreciated by normal Americans.

November 11, 2009 Posted by | non-political | 3 Comments

Chicago mayor: Guns, not bloodthirsty camelhumping jihadists, responsible for Ft. Hood shooting

Further proof that you can club a liberal upside the head with facts and it wouldn’t even leave a mark.  Quote:

On Monday, Chicago Mayor Daley blamed the Ft. Hood Jihad Massacre on America’s love of guns!

“Unfortunately, America loves Guns. We love guns to a point where that uh we see devastation on a daily basis. You don’t blame a group.”

I’m confused.  He just said that “you don’t blame a group”…right before he blamed a group.  You can’t blame Islamofascists for acts of terrorism, but you can blame Americans who exercise their Second Amendment rights?  WTH?

Notes Andrew Marcus:

Taking Mayor Daley at face value for a moment, is he seriously arguing for increased gun control on a military base? If there had been more guns around, this ticking Jihad bomb could have been put down a lot faster than he was.

Liberals: Exiled from reality and living in ivory towers.

November 11, 2009 Posted by | Chicago, Ft. Hood, gun rights, religion of peace | 6 Comments

CNN now resorting to perverting quotes in order to advance their narrative that Hasan did NOT act in the name of Islam

Full story here, and you MUST read it.  It’s not long, but it is darned sure informative.  It’s yet another example of CNN clinging desperately to their narrative that Hasan’s Muslim roots had no part whatsoever in his actions.

Exit question to Axelturf and the rest of the B.O. administration that love them sum CNN: Is this your idea of a “legitimate news organization”?  One that pieces together two unrelated quotes used in a context not even remotely related to the point the reporter was making?

November 10, 2009 Posted by | CNN, media bias, political correctness, religion of peace, shameful | 3 Comments

Obama in video address on anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall: It’s about me

This dude’s narcissism knows no bounds.  Details:

The video was played after German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who grew up in the state of Brandenburg in communist East Germany, led leaders including Russian President Dmitry Medvedev through the Gate.

“Few would have foreseen … that a united Germany would be led by a woman from Brandenburg or that their American ally would be led by a man of African descent. But human destiny is what human beings make of it,” Obama said.

Yeah, I’m sure as the wall was tumbling down 20 years ago, the very first thought that free Germans had was “You know, now that we’re free, maybe our friends over in America will…um…elect a black man for their president one day!”

For once, I’m actually speechless.

November 10, 2009 Posted by | Euros, Germany, Obama, shameful | 2 Comments

In spite of Ft. Hood shooting, Army still clinging to “diversity” priority

For the love of…ah, skip it.  Story here, but this is the money quote:

The Army Chief of Staff, General George Casey, raised concerns over the weekend that innocent Muslim soldiers could suffer as a result of the shooting at Fort Hood.

“I think the speculation (on Hasan’s Islamic roots) could potentially heighten backlash against some of our Muslim soldiers,” he said on ABC’s “This Week.”

Our agencies knew that Hasan was exhibiting jihadist tendencies, yet didn’t stop him.  I would say that I wonder why, but in light of Gen. Casey’s “please don’t offend our Muslim soldiers” comments, I think I’ve got a pretty good idea what Hasan wasn’t stopped sooner.

I would advise any potential workers, including would-be military recruits, to NOT join any organization that values political correctness over your safety!  The only thing more tragic than the shooting at Ft. Hood and its effect on family members and friends of the victims is the sick, perverted viewpoint of P.C. cretins.  “Yeah, it’s a shame that those people died, but man, it would just be even more gruesome if we offended Muslim sensibilities!”

The wussification of the country continues.

November 10, 2009 Posted by | Ft. Hood, political correctness, religion of peace | 2 Comments

Quote of the day, “Where was Gibbs this last decade?” edition

Dude must have been in a coma since 2001 or something.  From Gibbsy:

I will continue to say what I’ve said before. You hear in this debate, you hear analogies, you hear references to, you see pictures about and depictions of individuals that are truly stunning, and you hear it all the time. People — imagine five years ago somebody comparing health care reform to 9/11. Imagine just a few years ago had somebody walked around with images of Hitler.

Yeah…imagine.

I couldn’t even fathom a president being compared to Hitler within the last five or so years.

Why, it defies reasoning to even draw such an absurd and offensive comparison!

Yeah, Gibbs.  Imagine.

November 9, 2009 Posted by | Godwin's Law, moonbats, Obama, shameful | Leave a comment

A $25 billion “stimulus” project saves/creates…ZERO jobs!

Beautiful.

You know, if I didn’t know any better, I’d swear that the left has no knowledge whatsoever of all matters related to economics.

November 9, 2009 Posted by | economic ignorance, pork | 1 Comment

Many Dems commit political career suicide in passing Obamacare/Pelosicare

There are a number of so-called “Blue Dog” Democrats who voted for cap-and-trade, against the interests and wishes of their conservative districts.  Turns out that their vote was for naught, as cap-and-tax will never be passed into law.  The Senate has shown no interest in taking it up, meaning that Blue Dog “yes” votes left them hanging out to dry.

Many Blue Dogs learned their lesson from that fiasco and voted “no” on the House’s socialized medicine bill this weekend.  However, a few did not.  Excerpt:

Other than Perriello [(D-VA)] — who was the target of 12 consecutive postvote GOP e-mails accusing him of breaking his promises — a handful of members immediately stood out for casting especially tough votes.

Three of them are junior legislators from highly competitive Ohio districts: first-term Reps. Mary Jo Kilroy and Steve Driehaus, and Rep. Zack Space, a second-term Democrat from a district that backed GOP presidential candidate John McCain in 2008.

Kilroy, who is facing a 2010 rematch against the Republican she narrowly defeated by 2,300 votes last year, took to the House floor Saturday morning to declare her support for the bill.

“This is a moral issue,” Kilroy said, in a speech that noted her own trials with multiple sclerosis.

Driehaus, like Kilroy a freshman Democrat who is facing a rematch with his 2008 opponent, former GOP Rep. Steve Chabot, voted for the health care bill only after it was stripped of funding for abortion.

“This isn’t about politics,” Driehaus told POLITICO before stepping into the chamber to cast his vote. “It’s about doing what’s right for the American people. I haven’t thought a minute politically what this might mean.  (That’s good, because you’re not going to be worrying about political calculations henceforth! – Ed.)  This is about doing the right thing.”

For Perriello, Kilroy, Driehaus and Space, the health care bill represented their second exceptionally tough vote this year — the other was on the cap-and-trade bill — meaning they’ve essentially doubled down on the ambitious national Democratic agenda.

New York Democratic Rep. Bill Owens, who was sworn into office earlier this week after winning a closely watched special election, may also find that he sinks or swims with the national party next year.

Winning narrowly in what was originally a three-way contest, Owens voted for Saturday’s bill after holding an ambiguous position regarding a public option. It didn’t take the National Republican Congressional Committee long to pounce, saying his vote “could be the quickest broken promise in the history of Congress.”

If Sen. Lieberman is to be believed, the Senate will not be passing the House’s socialized medicine plan, or any other plan that puts the feds in the business of selling health insurance.  If that’s the case, then the Blue Dogs who voted to thumb their noses at their constituents in order to appease Nancy Pelosi learned nothing from the cap-and-tax vote and will be undoubtedly booted in 2010, a year in which the left’s political climate was already cloudy at best.

The left’s disdain for Blue Dog districts’ constituents were summed up thusly:

Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, didn’t seem worried.

“Their constituents voted for them to make big decisions for the country,” Van Hollen said after the vote.

No, sir, they did not.  These elitists were sent to represent the wishes of their districts, and their districts do not overflow with San Fran Nan types.

Let this also serve as a lesson to all of you who voted for Democrats in red districts because you believed them when they told you “You can trust us!  We’re not liberals!”: Democrats lie.  They are and always will be Democrats first.  They do not care about your wishes.  They only want to further the left’s agenda for as long as you’ll leave them in there to do it.

Elections have consequences, and this last election’s consequences are heading towards destroying this once-great nation.

November 9, 2009 Posted by | health care, Obama, Pelosi, socialism | 2 Comments

UPDATE: Obama fiddles while Ft. Hood smolders

UPDATES FOLLOW.

No, I’m not bashing B.O. for what happened at Ft. Hood yesterday.  Unlike the left who blamed everything under the sun on Bush, I am not saying, implying, or even thinking that this was B.O.’s fault.

Then what am I trashing him for?  This:

THE PRESIDENT: Please, everybody have a seat. Let me first of all just thank Ken and the entire Department of the Interior staff for organizing just an extraordinary conference. I want to thank my Cabinet members and senior administration officials who participated today. I hear that Dr. Joe Medicine Crow was around, and so I want to give a shout-out to that Congressional Medal of Honor* winner. It’s good to see you. (Applause.)

My understanding is, is that you had an extremely productive conference. I want to thank all of you for coming and for your efforts, and I want to give you my solemn guarantee that this is not the end of a process but a beginning of a process, and that we are going to follow up. (Applause.) We are going to follow up. Every single member of my team understands that this is a top priority for us. I want you to know that, as I said this morning, this is not something that we just give lip service to. And we are going to keep on working with you to make sure that the first Americans get the best possible chances in life in a way that’s consistent with your extraordinary traditions and culture and values.

Now, I have to say, though, that beyond that, I plan to make some broader remarks about the challenges that lay ahead for Native Americans, as well as collaboration with our administration, but as some of you might have heard, there has been a tragic shooting at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas.

Man’s got his priorities in order, huh?  Give a little “shout out” to his homies in the Interior before…”wait, what was I going to address?  Oh, right, now I remember”…honoring our soldiers.  You know, if I didn’t know any better, I’d swear that the left doesn’t really give a rat’s rear end about or soldiers.

By the way, despite the MSM’s attempts to make this look like a lone nutjob (with no religious or political motivation) fearful only of deployment who committed this horrific act, it looks like the camelhumping bloodthirsty jihadist has a soft spot for suicide bombers and the Muslim who shot up the Arkansas military recruitment center.

UPDATE (11/06/2009 – 2:10 PM EST): Apparently, I’m not the only one who feels like B.O. really dithered on this one.  Here’s a great column by Robert George entitled “Obama’s Frightening Insensitivity Following Shooting”.

Also, as tnjack points out in the comments, The Gilded Leader has implored us not to “jump to any conclusions” about the shooter.  Yeah, really!  I mean, if only we could all be as restrained as a man who didn’t have all the facts about a white cop who “acted stupidly” and a loudmouthed beligerent black professor…

November 6, 2009 Posted by | Ft. Hood, Obama, religion of peace, shameful | 4 Comments

“V” parallels with Obamania. In unrelated news and a big coinkidink, the NYT hates “V”.

Awesome analogy from Glenn Garvin at the Chicago Tribune:

Imagine this. At a time of political turmoil, a charismatic, telegenic new leader arrives virtually out of nowhere. He offers a message of hope and reconciliation based on compromise and promises to marshal technology for a better future that will include universal health care.

The news media swoons in admiration — one simpering anchorman even shouts at a reporter who asks a tough question: “Why don’t you show some respect?!” The public is likewise smitten, except for a few nut cases who circulate batty rumors on the Internet about the leader’s origins and intentions. The leader, undismayed, offers assurances that are soothing, if also just a tiny bit condescending: “Embracing change is never easy.”

So, does that sound like anyone you know? Oh, wait — did I mention the leader is secretly a totalitarian space lizard who’s come here to eat us?

Welcome to ABC’s “V,” the most fascinating and bound to be the most controversial new show of the fall television season. Nominally a rousing sci-fi space opera about alien invaders bent on the conquest (and digestion) of all humanity, it’s also a barbed commentary on Obamamania that will infuriate the president’s supporters and delight his detractors. …

Naturally, Obama’s presstitutes at the NYT are not amused.

Observes Ace:

It’s always amusing to me that liberals instruct conservatives that we should appreciate art for its own sake, even if — especially if — it “challenges our beliefs.”

Do liberals behave similarly? Um, no. Full-fledged freak out whenever the industry they own puts out a single movie or tv show which raps them.

Nope…no liberal media bias!

November 5, 2009 Posted by | hypocrisy, media bias, Obama | 4 Comments

Sen. Burris (D-IL) quotes “health” passage in Constitution in order to justify forced purchasing of health insurance

There’s just one teensy, slight, insignificant problem, Senator: the word “health” does not appear one time in the Constitution.  Details (with video clip):

Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) pointed to the part of the Constitution that he says authorizes the federal government “to provide for the health, welfare and the defense of the country” when asked by CNSNews.com what specific part of the Constitution authorizes Congress to mandate that individuals must purchase health insurance. The word “health” appears nowhere in the Constitution.

“Well, that’s under certainly the laws of the–protect the health, welfare of the country,” said Burris. “That’s under the Constitution. We’re not even dealing with any constitutionality here. Should we move in that direction? What does the Constitution say? To provide for the health, welfare and the defense of the country.”

When asked if he should be aware of the Constitution to which he was sworn to uphold, Burris quoted Vincent Gambini in My Cousin Vinny: “You were serious about that?”

It’s possible I made up the last sentence in the Burris quote.  But I’m giving Burris the Rush treatment: he has to prove to me that he didn’t say it.  Until he does, I’m saying the quote is legit.  That’s how I roll.

November 5, 2009 Posted by | Constitution, health care, shameful | 3 Comments