May 2010 be the watershed year that those of us in normal America hope and expect that it will be! God bless!
What’s Ben “Reid’s b#tch” Nelson to do about this troublesome poll showing him trailing to a challenger in 2012 by a whopping 30%? Why, start telling us how awesomely McAwesome ReidCare is, of course! Snippet from the Nelson ad:
“With all the distortions about health care reform, I want you to hear directly from me,” the Democratic senator says in the ad.
Nelson, dressed in an open-necked shirt and sweater, speaks directly into the camera during the 30-second ad.
…”I listened to you and took a common-sense approach to improve the bill.
Yeah…”listened to you”:
Nelson’s health care vote is clearly dragging his numbers down. Just 17% of Nebraska voters approve of the deal their senator made on Medicaid in exchange for his vote in support of the plan. Overall, 64% oppose the health care legislation, including 53% who are Strongly Opposed. In Nebraska, opposition is even stronger than it is nationally.
Fifty-six percent (56%) of voters in the state believe that passage of the legislation will hurt the quality of care, and 62% say it will raise costs.
With polls now showing opposition to ObamaCare at a good solid B+ (and by “B+”, I mean 58%), Nelson cannot even begin to claim he’s “listening to” his state. At least there will be one near-guaranteed pickup of a Senate seat in 2012.
Well, this would certainly explain why he thought it was a good bill, wouldn’t it?
Exit quote, via Allah:
On a scale from one to 10, how hack-ish would a “When they said they were filled with the spirit of Ted Kennedy, they weren’t kidding” joke here be?
DHS top dawg Janet Napolitano thought the current airline security system that let through a camelhumping bloodthirsty Islamofascist hellbent on doing Allah’s will massacring flight passengers was working smoothly.
That is, Nappy thought it worked…before she didn’t.
Luckily, the State Department is getting involved…after they passed on two opportunities not to give this man a visa.
Don’t you feel safe with this woman and her bosses as night watchmen, America?
Yes, even you batshiite crazy moonbats. May the peace of the message of Christmas be with you always, and may God bless you and yours! 🙂
Predictably, the amendment failed, 53-46. There were seven Dem senators who voted for DeMint’s amendment.
The most hilarious Dem vote? Ben Nelson!
Since the amendment would not have applied to the current health care bill and would have instead applied to future bills, Nelson was in essence saying “I’ll take the pork payoff now, but I promise I won’t take anymore later.”
Senator DeMint’s reaction to Nelson’s vote?
Senator Nelson, unfortunately, is trying to have it both ways, he was for trading his vote for earmarks before he was against it.
Exit question, albeit rhetorical: How long until the left and the MSM (pardon the redundancy) trumpet Griffith’s switch as one borne of “principles and integrity” and not of political opportunism? You know, like they did when Jeffords and Specter switched to the Dems?
Rhode Islanders tossed out Stinkin’ Lincoln Chafee in 2006 in order to install Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Moonbattery) in the Senate. Nice job, RI!
The lowest of the low was the Republican vote against funding and supporting our troops in the field in a time of war. As a device to stall health care, they tried to stop the appropriation of funds for our soldiers. There is no excuse for that. From that there is no return. Every single Republican member was willing to vote against cloture on funding our troops, and they admitted it was a tactic to obstruct health care reform. …
In May 2007, Whitehouse was only one of 14 Senators to vote against the Iraq war funding supplemental to support the troop surge, at a time our troops were fighting al-Qaeda in the field in a time of war. Whitehouse also was one of 10 co-sponsors of a bill to cut off funding for the troops in Iraq unless troop withdrawals started within 120 days.
Not content with being a flaming hypocrite on war funding, Whitehouse decided to call the 60% of Americans opposed to ObamaCare a bunch of white supremecist cranks:
Voting ‘no’ and hiding from the vote are the same result. Those of us on the floor see it. It was clear the three of them who did not cast their yes votes until all 60 Senate votes had been tallied and it was clear that the result was a foregone conclusion. And why? Why all this discord and discourtesy, all this unprecedented destructive action? All to break the momentum of our new young president.
They are desperate to break this president. They have ardent supporters who are nearly hysterical at the very election of President Barack Obama. The birthers, the fanatics, the people running around in right-wing militia and Aryan support groups, it is unbearable to them that President Barack Obama should exist. That is one powerful reason. It is not the only one.
I approached Senator Whitehouse following his speech on the floor, and his responses to my questions were puzzling, to say the say the least. Mr. Whitehouse said he stood by his speech, but would not admit that he was accusing anyone who was against the health care bill as racist. He did reiterate that birthers are part of the group that is against the bill and are attacking president However, when I asked the Senator from Rhode Island what he meant by describing those who do not support the bill as “aryan,” he responded “No, I didn’t say that….again, pay attention to the speech.”
Um…we did pay attention. And yeah, ya did say it. It’s on audo. If you’re gonna get all Godwin on us, at least have a hair on your nutsack to stand by your statements.
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I’ve been plaguing your eyes for five years, so why not warp your ears, too? 😀
“Notoriously skewed to the left” polls at Gallup finally catch up with normal polls and show Obama underwater
When the pollsters at CNN/Gallup have their leftwards-tilting polls that routinely oversample Democrats showing President B+ just under 50%, it’s a pretty safe bet that he’s well under 50%. Like, say, 44%.
Yep…a solid B+, huh? 😆
John Hinderaker at Power Line notices some revisionist history about Iraq, specifically the Persian Gulf War in 1991. Here’s B.O.’s remarks to the Nobel crowd last week regarding Desert Storm:
Likewise, the world recognized the need to confront Saddam Hussein when he invaded Kuwait – a consensus that sent a clear message to all about the cost of aggression.
“Consensus”, huh? Not exactly.
…The vote in the Senate on the authorization of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait, which took place on January 12, 1991, was 52-47. The Democrats controlled the Senate at the time; they voted 45-10 against the “consensus” on “the need to confront Saddam Hussein when he invaded Kuwait.” John Kerry, Joe Biden and 43 other Democrats voted to let Saddam Hussein keep Kuwait and expand his control over Middle Eastern oil from there, while continuing to develop nuclear weapons–which, we later learned, he would have had by 1992 or 1993, at the latest.
Can anyone doubt that if Barack Obama had been in the Senate in 1991, he would have joined 45 of his Democratic colleagues in voting for Saddam Hussein’s control over the Middle East? Of course not.
I disagree. I think he would have voted “present”!
We’re in good hands, my friends! Exhibit #1:
The President’s top economic advisor, Larry Summers, told me that “by spring employment growth will start turning positive.”
During my “This Week” interview, Summers said that “everybody agrees that the recession is over,” but he did not say when the unemployment rate could be expected to drop further.
Yeah…”everyone”. Exhibit #2:
Asked by moderator David Gregory if the recession were over, [White House economic adviser Christina] Romer shot back: “Of course not. For the people on Main Street and throughout this country, they are still suffering, the unemployment rate is still 10 percent.”
Any wonder why this administration is going down faster than Monica Lewinsky?
It’s just amazing how SuperScarySmart that President Training Wheels is! Details:
President Barack Obama’s decision to break with tradition and not follow the lead of past Nobel Peace Prize winners bewildered some Norwegians. Others thought he was being impolite.
Obama had quite a whirlwind day Thursday – he signed the Nobel guest book, huddled with Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, met with King Harald V and Queen Sonja, and delivered an acceptance speech after he was formally presented with the prize. He also joined the king and queen at an evening banquet.
But he skipped out on several other activities, including lunch with the king, a news conference at Oslo’s Grand Hotel, CNN’s traditional interview with the prize winner and a “Save the Children” benefit concert, …
So how did the Norwegians deal with the B.O. snub? Heh…
…where organizers replaced him with an Obama cardboard cutout.
Well, if it’s any consolation to you Uhhhh-bama fans, the cardboard replica did manage to accomplish in one day the same things that B.O. has accomplished all year: jack and squat.
Seriously, this quote came from B.O. spokestool Robert Gibbs:
On the lack of bipartisan agreement on ways to stimulate the economy, Gibbs said, “Look, the American people have watched for decades the blame game, all right? If the blame game put people to work, we’d all be rolling in money. The blame game — I’m glad some people want to continue playing the blame game. …
Excuse me? Ex-freaking-cuse me???
This man and his boss have done nothing but blame the previous administration for all of this country’s ills! I mean, with the frequency with which he does it, it’s as if Obama gets a royalty check every time he blames Bush. And Gibbsy has the audacity of dope to get vexed at finger pointing?
Projection: It’s what’s for dinner.
By the way, this part of his quote his just cute.
That doesn’t work. That doesn’t get anybody a job. It doesn’t cut people’s taxes.
Neither does Obama.
Why do I get the feeling they didn’t really think this through? From Mary Katherine Ham:
Yes, from our moral and intellectual betters at the New York Times comes the culmination of diversity awareness—the separate but equal holiday gift guide. Mediaite reports:
What I would like to know is who thought this was a good idea? In this year’s NYT’s Annual Holiday Gift Guide there is a section devoted to “Of Color | Stylish Gifts.” From the intro to the section.
“Somali fashion, do-it-yourself henna kits, children’s books that draw inspiration from the lives of Barack Obama and Sonia Sotomayor: it’s not hard to find gifts created for and by people of color this holiday season. Here are some possibilities.”
The section runs along such idea lists as “Frugal Travel,” “Chic and Cheerful,” and “Cosmetic Enhancements.”
Here’s the link to the original, in case you’d like to offend one of your friends or relatives by proclaiming via painfully stereotypical gift idea that the only thing you know about them is their skin color, and you assume that it defines them at the exclusion of all else. …
If you right-wingers make racially based generalizations, you are flaming racists wearing bedsheets and hoods. Oh, wait. My bad. That was Robert Byrd (D-WV). But if you’re a left-wing fishwrap making racially based generalizations, it’s no big whoop. Glad I could clear that up for you.
Nothing demonstrates the soundness and independence of science quite like threatening job losses, no? Details:
Britain’s Met Office has embarked on an urgent exercise to bolster the reputation of climate-change science after the furor over leaked e-mails, referred to as “Climate-gate.”More than 1,700 scientists have agreed to sign a statement defending the “professional integrity” of global warming research. They were responding to a round-robin request from the Met Office, which has spent four days collecting signatures. The initiative is a sign of how worried it is that e-mails stolen from the University of East Anglia are fueling skepticism about man-made global warming at a critical moment in talks on carbon emissions.
One scientist said that he felt under pressure to sign the circular or risk losing work. The Met Office admitted that many of the signatories did not work on climate change.
One scientist told The Times of London he felt pressure to sign. “The Met Office is a major employer of scientists and has long had a policy of only appointing and working with those who subscribe to their views on man-made global warming,” he said.
The science is settled; your contract extension? Maybe not so much.
2009 may go down as the year that the junk science fad known as global “waming” began to die, but the left and the MSM (pardon the redundancy) won’t let it go down without a fight.
Irony: it’s not just for breakfast anymore. Opening paragraph of AP story:
It’s hardly the image of transparency the Obama administration wants to project: A workshop on government openness is closed to the public.
This is just adorable:
The event Monday for federal employees is a fitting symbol of President Barack Obama’s uneven record so far on the Freedom of Information Act, a big part of keeping his campaign promise to make his administration the most transparent ever. As Obama’s first year in office ends, the government’s actions when the public and press seek information are not yet matching up with the president’s words.
You know, if I didn’t know any better, I’d swear that a lot of what this guy says doesn’t exactly square with what he does. It’s almost as if he’s lying or something. I mean, I don’t want to call him a “liar” or anything, but he is kinda fast and loose with the truth…which, come to think of it, does pretty much make him a liar.
Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) was porking his state office director and thought “Man, this chick can $uck the dimples out of a golf ball, so I bet she’d be awesome as a U.S. Attorney!” I’m paraphrasing, of course. Not that he didn’t think it, though. I’m just sayin’.
Climate catastrophe cluckers meet at planet-saving summit…while spewing 60 countries’ worth of carbon
Nothing says “We need to stop this global ‘warming’ catastrophe pronto!” quite like dumping 40,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere, no?
Hey, I’ve got a crazy idea! How about, oh I dunno, not dumping 40k tons of CO2 into the atmosphere that is supposedly baking due to these greenhouse gases? Free advice. You’re welcome.
Huckabee to prosecutor who was worried that Huck was too lenient on granting clemency to violent offenders: LOL!
Think I’m taking rhetorical liberties and embellishing the quote a little? Think again.
Patterico has the details and the screen shots of letters between prosecutor Robert Herzfeld and Schmuckabee’s Deputy Legal Counsel Cory Cox. So what was Cox’s response to Herzfeld’s concern that Schmuck was letting violent convicts out on a willy-nilly basis? This:
The Arkansas Leader breaks it down:
“The governor read you (sic) letter and laughed out loud,” Cox wrote about a life-and-death situation that somehow amused Huckabee – or maybe he didn’t really laugh out loud and Cox was just making it up, trying to sound clever.
Cox should have been fired in any case, either for disclosing the governor’s morbid sense of humor or simply lying about it.
“He wanted me to respond to you,” Cox continued, ending with this zinger: “I wish you success as you cut down on your caffeine consumption.” …
Oh, the wit…the hilarity! I am ROTFLMAO! If you don’t find the amusement in granting clemency or pardoning of rapists and murderers, then you are seriously humor-impaired!
Exit question: If Huck’s 2012 aspirations weren’t fatally wounded before, is it safe to assume they are now?
Tomato, to-mah-to…right? From Andrew Breitbart (video at link):
“You call it ClimateGate. I call it Email-Theft-Gate.”
Publishing the contents of the Pentagon Papers (which were leaked in violation of federal law) in order to shine the light of truth and end a war (Vietnam) was totally acceptable. Publishing the contents of e-mails between conniving junk scientists in order to shine the light of truth and blow the whistle on a multi-trillion dollar global fraud known as “climate change”, though, is soooooooo wrong.
Babs seems to be saying “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!”
Interesting, because as Ed Driscoll points out, Babs Boxer has sponsored the Military Whistleblower Protection Act. Plus, she held public hearings into whether or not Bu$hitler McHitlerburton tried to neglect greenhouse gas emissions. She’s been all about whistleblowing on defense contractors. But for some reason, she’s less enthusiastic about whistleblowers who expose global scientific fraud. Go figure.
Quips Jim Treacher:
Climategate is a story about computer hacking in much the same way Watergate was a story about parking garages.
Ace has been goofing on the shamelessness of this tactic since last week — leaks that help the left are always about the information obtained, leaks that hurt the left are always about the leak’s illegality — but it’s amazing to see someone as prominent as Boxer stoop to it. She could have simply taken the Jon Stewart route and said no, global warming isn’t in question, but yes, this is a scandalous betrayal of public trust. Doing so would have only helped her side, proving that she’s sincerely interested in the integrity of the science and not prone to the same squirrelly eagerness to ignore unhelpful information as the East Anglia boys. But she’s too stupid or corrupt to figure that out, so in the end the fake newsman has more credibility than a real senator.
When he’s not getting leg tingles from B.O. speeches, MSNBC host Chris Matthews likes to pass the time insulting our soldiers. From Newsbusters:
Matthews Calls West Point, Site of Obama Speech ‘The Enemy Camp,’ ‘Strange Venue’
“It seems like in this case, there isn’t a lot of excitement,” Matthews said. “I watched the cadets, they were young kids – men and women who were committed to serving their country professionally it must be said, as officers. And, I didn’t see much excitement. But among the older people there, I saw, if not resentment, skepticism. I didn’t see a lot of warmth in that crowd out there. The president chose to address tonight and I thought it was interesting. He went to maybe the enemy camp tonight to make his case. I mean, that’s where Paul Wolfowitz used to write speeches for, back in the old Bush days. That’s where he went to rabble rouse the “we’re going to democratize the world” campaign back in ’02. So, I thought it was a strange venue.”
Yeah, pretty weird that a Commander-in-Chief would go to a military college to address military members about military matters. Word has it that both of Tingles’ viewers were similarly confused.
But hey, where would you go and get the crazy idea that the left doesn’t support the troops or anything?
If you have not yet done so, feel free to go ahead and question the left’s patriotism.
Wow. That’s one expensive h@ndj0b, no? From Newsbusters:
…Think the Times is making this up? Think again, for here’s the announcement at VisitCopenhagen.com:
Have you ever shaken hands with an American vice president? If not, now is your chance. Meet Al Gore in Copenhagen during the UN Climate Change Conference in December 2009. […]
VIP meeting with Al Gore
This is the book, on which Al Gore will base his lecture, when he invites Copenhageners and visitors to hear him speak about what can be done to solve the serious problems of climate change.
Tickets are available in different price ranges for the event. If you want it all, you can purchase a VIP ticket, where you get a chance to shake hands with Al Gore, get a copy of Our Choice and have your picture taken with him. The VIP event costs DKK 5,999 and includes drinks and a light snack.
If you do not want to spend that much money, but still want to hear Al Gore speak about his latest book about climate challenges, you can purchase general tickets, ranging in price from DKK 199 – 1,499 depending on where in the room you want to sit. There will be large screens, so that everyone will get a good view.
How much is DKK 5,999?
Well, according to TheMoneyConverter.com, a Danish Krone is currently worth 20.22 cents.
That means 5,999 Krones is about $1,213. …
Obviously, B.O. isn’t the only one who thinks highly of himself.
Dude, this chick is just scary as Hades. Details:
As Harry Reid’s health care bill moves to the Senate floor, the debate over Obamacare finally begins in earnest. Shouldn’t the Constitution be part of that debate? By what authority, after all, could Congress force all Americans to buy health insurance?
In a recent press release, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., argues that constitutional objections to the individual mandate are “nonsensical,” because “the power of Congress to regulate health care is essentially unlimited.” We eagerly await your orders, ma’am!
Wow. According to her logic (and that of statists like her), Congress can pretty much regulate anything without limit…that annoying and pesky Constitution thingy be damned.
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