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Union thugs at SEIU not too good at spelling

There’s an expression that says “There is no ‘I’ in ‘team’!”  Apparently, there’s no “I” in “American”, either:

The irony?  These guys were holding a Beck counter-rally with Dept. of Education employees!  😆

Yoonyuns iz dum!

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August 31, 2010 Posted by | humor, moonbats, unions | 5 Comments

CNN liberal talk host: Glenn Beck shouldn’t talk about God at a “sacred” place

Boy, is that gonna complicate church services across this country or what?

Here’s Bill Press, trying to define that constitutional separation of “sacred” and “God”, or something:

I guess since liberals have such a tough time wrapping their pointy heads around Christianity, they are able to perform such mind-numbing acts of mental contortion.  Otherwise, how in the h3ll do you say, with a straight face, that mentioning God at a “sacred” place is “not appropriate”?

Liberalism really is a mental disorder!

August 30, 2010 Posted by | Christianity, CNN, hypocrisy | 3 Comments

Crist: You know how I flip-flopped on support of ObamaCare? I was just getting warmed up on flip-flops!

I know the tourists here in FL don flip-flops in the summer heat, but our citrus-skinned Oompa Loompa governor is showing the tourists how we do things in the Sunshine State!  Next topic for Crist’s flip-flop?  A constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.  Details:

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist appeared to backtrack from statements he made regarding same-sex marriage during a CNN interview Sunday, saying in a statement that he does not support a Constitutional ban on the practice.

The comments appear at odds with what the Florida Senate candidate told CNN’s Ed Henry on State of the Union, during which he expressed continued support for a ban on same-sex marriage.

“I feel the same way, yes, because I feel that marriage is a sacred institution, if you will. But I do believe in tolerance. I’m a live and let live kind of guy, and while I feel that way about marriage, I think if partners want to have the opportunity to live together, I don’t have a problem with that,” said Crist when asked about his stance against same-sex marriage when he ran for governor four years ago.

“When it comes to marriage, I think it is a sacred institution. I believe it is between a man and woman, but partners living together, I don’t have a problem with,” added Crist, the former Republican-turned-Independent who is leading the three-way Senate race in most recent polls (um, no…he’s not. – CL)  and is counting on significant support from Democratic and independent voters to eek out a victory.

In a statement released later Sunday, Crist said he in fact is against a Constitutional ban on same sex marriage and was instead only offering his support for a state ban on the practice.

I was not discussing an amendment to the U.S. Constitution banning same-sex marriage, which I do not support, but rather reaffirming my position regarding Florida’s constitutional ban that I articulated while running for governor,” he said in the statement.

Read the transcript.  Ed Henry asks him twice about supporting a constitutional ban on gay marriage.  Charlie’s lying through his teeth (again), and trying to have it both ways (again).  Whether you support a constitutional ban on gay marriage or not, fine…but I suspect each of you probably feel strong enough about it one way or the other that you’re not going to shift directions multiple times!

But wait…there’s more!  From NRO:

Miami Herald: “Gov. Charlie Crist is not joining his rivals for the U.S. Senate, Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Kendrick Meek, this Sunday on MSNBC’s ‘Meet the Press.’”

Cluck-cluck.

“The governor has long planned Labor Day events, when he’ll be out talking to working families,’’ said Crist spokesman Danny Kanner.

Of course. Those working families require the entire day; clearly, they wouldn’t understand if Crist took one half hour out of his morning to appear, via satellite if necessary, with the other candidates.

Oh, by the way, there’s nothing currently listed for Sunday on the Crist campaign web site events page.

Ed remembers that Chuck blasted Rubio early in the GOP primary for not debating him at the time.  Apparently, now it’s fine to duck debates.  Don’t like Charlie’s positions?  Simply wait a few minutes, and you’re bound to find him espousing a position you like…though no guarantees as to how long that position of his will last, m’kay?

Seriously, this dude’s a friggin’ joke.

Exit question: With Gallup showing a 10% GOP edge in the generic ballot question, an all-time high in Gallup’s history, you think maybe Crist is second-guessing picking this year of all years to bolt the party he’s crapped on for so many years?

August 30, 2010 Posted by | Charlie Crist, Constitution, gay, hypocrisy | 2 Comments

AP: Glenn Beck “borrowed” expression from Obama that Obama apparently never used

Not content with letting CNN beclown itself, the AP decided to show off their own “multiple layers of fact-checkers” thusly:

Glenn Beck is borrowing some lines from President Barack Obama.

At his rally with tens of thousands on the steps of Lincoln Memorial, Beck used the closing lines of then-candidate Obama’s campaign stump speech of 2008.

“One man can change the world,” Beck told the crowd. “That man or woman is you. You make the difference.”

Obama used a similar message on the campaign trail. He used to say that one voice could change a room, one room could change a city, and one city could change a state. Obama liked to say that state could change a country and urged supporters to go out and change the world.

Question: How could Beck be “borrowing” B.O.’s words when, by the AP’s own admission, B.O. never actually used those words?  The AP says that Beck “borrowed” his words in the first paragraph, only to reference words in the fourth paragraph that are different?

They weren’t done, though:

Beck says his supporters should do the same.

He says, “Look to the heavens. Look to God. And make your choice.”

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?  How is “Look to the heavens. Look to God. And make your choice.” considered the same as “one voice could change a room, one room could change a city, and one city could change a state. Obama liked to say that state could change a country and urged supporters to go out and change the world”?  Do words even have meaning anymore at the AP?

As Newsbusters points out, if you do a Google search on the phrase that Beck supposedly lifted from then-candidate Kick#ss, you will find (as of now) 51 returns on that expression…and all of them were Beck’s words.  You would think that if the AP were going to accuse Beck of pulling a Joe Biden and claiming someone else’s words as his own, the least they could do was to demonstrate that the alleged originator of those words actually used them!

Nope…no liberal media bias!

August 30, 2010 Posted by | media bias, Obama, shameful | 5 Comments

Photo of the day, “CNN’s multiple layers of fact checkers” edition

CNN touts is “Best Political Team on Television”.  But as ICN notes, maybe this team has weekends off?  Observe:

I don’t know to break the news (did you see what I did there? 😆 ) to the geniuses (genii?) at the Commie News Network, but…

1.  That’s Glenn Beck, not Sarah Palin.

2.  That’s “Sarah” Palin, not “Sara” Palin.

3.  Palin was a former vice-presidential candidate, not a presidential candidate.

But hey, I’m just a blogger with access to Google on Al Gore’s invention, so what do I know?

August 29, 2010 Posted by | CNN, media bias | 6 Comments

TV network execs, writers, and reporters donated to Obama and Dems in 2008

Why the big deal?  Well, considering that 88% of the donations of these people went to leftist candidates, I think it’s safe to say that they had a vested interest in the outcome of the elections they were covering, don’t you?  Excerpt:

The Democratic total of $1,020,816 was given by 1,160 employees of the three major broadcast television networks, with an average contribution of $880.

By contrast, only 193 of the employees contributed to Republican candidates and campaign committees, for a total of $142,863. The average Republican contribution was $744.

President Obama received 710 such contributions worth a total of $461,898, for an average contribution of $651 from the network employees. Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain received only 39 contributions totaling $26,926, for an average donation of $709.

By the way, how’s this for richness?

Disclosure of the heavily Democratic contributions by influential employees of the three major broadcast networks follows on the heels of controversy last week when it was learned that media baron Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. contributed $1 million to the Republican Governors Association.

The News Corp. donation prompted Nathan Daschle, executive director of the Democratic Governors Association and son of former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, to demand in a letter to Fox News chairman Roger Ailes that the cable news outlet include a disclaimer in its coverage of gubernatorial campaigns. Fox News is owned by News Corp., which also owns The Wall Street Journal.

So the Dems are A-OK with non-Fox “news” entities and their executives (and reporters and writers) donating to their party, but by (insert deity du jour here), you let Rupert Murdoch donate money to a Republican organization, and these hypocrites get their hemp thongs in a bunch!  Will Nathan D@$$h0le demand that NBC et al include a disclaimer for both of their viewers?

Nope…no liberal media bias!

August 28, 2010 Posted by | hypocrisy, media bias, Obama | Leave a comment

Quote of the day, “Krauthammer hammers liberalism” edition

Dude, you absolutely must read Charles Krauthammer’s latest column.  Money quote (which, by the way, does NOT give you an excuse to skip reading his brilliance):

The Democrats are going to get beaten badly in November. Not just because the economy is ailing. And not just because Obama over-read his mandate in governing too far left. But because a comeuppance is due the arrogant elites whose undisguised contempt for the great unwashed prevents them from conceding a modicum of serious thought to those who dare oppose them.

Exactamundo!  For as long as I’ve kept up with politics, one of the things that has always kept me from being a liberal (and the reasons are legion) is that the left is so arrogant, so condescending, so elitist…in spite of the fact that there is a mountain of evidence that proves their ways don’t work!  Hopefully, this November will illustrate that lesson to them yet again.

August 28, 2010 Posted by | bigotry, quote of the day | 2 Comments

Crist: I was against ObamaCare, before I was for it…before I was against it again…sort of!

Crist in March, when he was still a Republican registered as a Republican:

“I think what we need to do is go ahead and repeal this thing,” said Crist, while on “Fox News Sunday” on March 28. “Let’s start over. Let’s take an opportunity to do what’s right for the people.”

Crist in July, after he dropped his party affiliation:

After switching parties, Crist softened his rhetoric on the issue. In a July 14 interview with the Wall Street Journal, he said the law “should be modified,” and didn’t support repealing it.

Crist this morning (for those of you on the left, that means “today”):

I would have voted for it,” Crist said in the interview. “But I think it can be done better, I really do.” 

Crist clarifies his position (I think)…later this afternoon:

“If I misspoke, I want to be abundantly clear: the health care bill was too big, too expensive, and expanded the role of government far too much,” Crist said in a statement. “Had I been in the United States Senate at the time, I would have voted against the bill because of unacceptable provisions like the cuts to the Medicare Advantage program.”

Senator Kerry just called to say “Knock it off, will ya?”

I don’t know how to break it to Governor Citrus Skin, but being “independent” does NOT mean that the electorate is cool with mindless flip-flopping.  I mean, everyone knows that Crist will say anything and vote anyway that he thinks will give him maximum political gain.  That’s one thing, but it’s a totally different thing to be so openly and brazenly opportunistic to the point that it confuses everyone on all sides.

I guess that’s why he’s trailing Rubio by 10% right now.  You’re a fool, Charlie.

August 27, 2010 Posted by | Charlie Crist, Florida, health care, hypocrisy | 1 Comment

Obama’s DOJ shuts down prosecution of U.S.S. Cole bomber

Remember when President Kick#ss promised the U.S.S. Cole and 9/11 families justice?  Well, as is the case with his other promises, that one also had an expiration date.  “Words.  Just words.”

From the Washington comPost:

The Obama administration has shelved the planned prosecution of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the alleged coordinator of the Oct. 2000 suicide attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a court filing.

The decision at least temporarily scuttles what was supposed to be the signature trial of a major al-Qaeda figure under a reformed system of military commissions. And it comes practically on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the attack, which killed 17 sailors and wounded dozens when a boat packed with explosives ripped a hole in the side of the warship in the port of Aden.

In a filing this week in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the Justice Department said that “no charges are either pending or contemplated with respect to al-Nashiri in the near future.”

Apparently, B.O. didn’t think his personal and his party’s approval ratings were nearly low enough, so he’s going for broke.

Exit question:  With examples like this (to add to the already long list of examples), why does the left seem puzzled that there is a growing suspicion that B.O. is more Muslim than any other faith?

August 27, 2010 Posted by | Holder, Obama, political correctness, religion of peace | 4 Comments

Left wing journalist accuses arsonist who firebombed MO Democrat’s office of being Tea Party activist, then says Tea Party can’t “take a joke”

Details:

A writer for a St. Louis alternative newsweekly tells The Daily Caller he does not regret speculating in a story that the suspect of an attempted arson of a Democratic congressman’s campaign office was a Tea Party activist.It turns out that the suspect in this week’s firebombing of Democratic Rep. Russ Carnahan’s campaign office in St. Louis was actually a liberal blogger and former paid campaign worker for Carnahan’s campaign.

“As to the legions of Tea Party adherents who are calling for my head: No, I have no regrets. I was having fun — at their expense,” River Front Times reporter Chad Garrison said in an email.

Outrage with Garrison comes from this paragraph in an article he penned about the incident. “Given what we know of him — 50, white, angry — he certainly fits the demographics of a Tea Party member.”

Garrison said his report was a “joke” and was not meant literally. He pointed to another section of the same story where he wrote: “On second thought, maybe he’s not a Tea Party member. Firebombing your opponent’s office seems a little too, um, sane for that group.”

On Thursday, Garrison said, “you’d have to be quite the literalist to believe I was actually accusing anyone of a crime. Then again, it’s becoming ever clearer that these are people who can’t take a joke and who have no emotion other than blind outrage and indignation.”

I have never been accused of being “humor-impaired”, but I don’t think I get the joke here.  I’m missing the punchline or something.

OK, let me try a joke in the mold of this Garrison fellow:

A Republican and a Democrat walk into a bar the day after the 2010 midterm elections.  The Republican asks the Democrat, “Say, how does my backside taste?”  The Democrat says, “F### you!”  😆

Get it?  “How does my backside taste?”  A retort with an invitation to self-fornicate?  How funny is that?  😆

As the first commenter points out at the blog, the MSM and the left (pardon the redundancy) is 0-for-5 in pushing the “Tea Party is violent” meme.  Let’s recap, shall we?

1.  Swarms of angry white Tea Party activists descended on Capitol Hill and called a group of black Democrat Congressmen the “N” word.  Problem is, there is NO evidence that this occurred.  Andrew Breitbart offered a $100k reward if anyone could produce any video/audio evidence that it really happened, and thus far, Breitbart’s wallet has not gotten $100k lighter.

2.  The Times Square Bomber was supposed to have been a Tea Party activist, mad at the passage of ObamaCare.  Turns out it was another bloodthirsty camelhumping Islamofascist.  Who knew, right?

3.  Last week’s cabbie stabber was supposed to be some right-wing intolerant Islamophobe nutbar.  Turns out that guy was a liberal activist.  Ouch.

4.  The nutbar who flew his plane into the Austin, TX, IRS building was allegedly a Tea Party type.  Turns out that guy was a communist, i.e. a left-winger.

5.  The above story, in Missouri.

You would think that as hard as the MSM tries its level best to accuse the Tea Party types of being rabid racists and violent whack-a-doodles, they could find at least ONE case where it’s true.  I mean, at least ONE?  Try as they might, though, they can’t do it.

August 27, 2010 Posted by | media bias, moonbats, Tea Party | 5 Comments

Three million seniors losing their prescription drug coverage, thanks to ObamaCare

Didn’t President Kick#ss tell us ad nauseum last year that if you liked your coverage and your doctor, you could keep them?  Yeah, that was total bovine feces (but you already knew that).  Add this to the growing list of Pelosi’s “Things we’ll find out after passing the bill”:

More than 3 million seniors may have to switch their Medicare prescription plan next year, even if they’re perfectly happy with it, thanks to an attempt by the government to simplify their lives.

The policy change could turn into a hassle for seniors who hadn’t intended to switch plans during Medicare’s open enrollment season this fall.

And it risks undercutting President Barack Obama’s promise that people who like their health care plans can keep them.

A new analysis by a leading private research firm estimates that more than 3 million beneficiaries will see their current drug plan eliminated as Medicare tries to winnow down duplicative and confusing coverage, in order to offer consumers more meaningful choices. Instead of 40 or more plans in each state, beneficiaries would pick from 30 or so.

“As a result of this policy, there are going to be fewer plans offered in 2011,” said Bonnie Washington, a senior analyst with Avalere Health, which produced the study. “There is still going to be robust choice for beneficiaries, but those who have to change plans could experience some disruption and inconvenience.”

That’s a loss of 25% of choices…in the first year of ObamaCare!  But hey, I’m sure there won’t be any more of those plans disappearing after that, right?

August 26, 2010 Posted by | big government, economic ignorance, health care, North Korea, Pelosi, socialism | 2 Comments

Baucus: Nah, we didn’t read the ObamaCare bill. We hired “experts” to write the bill.

When he’s not busy trying to procure a U.S. Attorney job for his mistress, Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) likes to spend his time passing socialist pieces of garbage that wreck our economy and health care system…all without even reading it.  Details:

Judy Matott asked Baucus if he would work to improve Libby’s image, and then asked him and Sebelius, “if either of you read the health care bill before it was passed and if not, that is the most despicable, irresponsible thing.”

Baucus replied that if Libby residents assembled an economic development plan, he would do what he could to help, and he took credit for “essentially” writing the health care bill that passed the Senate.

I don’t think you want me to waste my time to read every page of the health care bill. You know why? It’s statutory language,” Baucus said. “We hire experts.”

Exit question: Did these “experts” come from Canada, whose care is so good that their leaders come to the U.S. for their life-saving surgeries?

August 25, 2010 Posted by | big government, health care, shameful | 2 Comments

Left-wing (though formerly respectable) blog Slate goes all “Dewey defeats Truman”

Yesterday was Primary Day in a few states, Alaska being one of them.  Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the incumbent RINO from cherry-red Alaska, drew a primary opponent in Tea Party fave Joe Miller.  Sarah Palin endorsed Miller, which naturally caused the left to wig out and want Murkowski to win.  Hilarity ensues.

On Tuesday, in her home state, Sarah Palin’s favorite will probably get trounced. Joe Miller is widely expected to lose by a large margin to incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the Republican primary—an embarrassing defeat for the former governor, who has endorsed Miller, but also to Miller’s other major backer, the Tea Party Express.

Unfortunately for him, not even Chuck Norris in his most bad-ass role—which is, of course, Chuck Norris in real life—could rescue the Miller campaign. Always a long shot, Miller lags behind Murkowski, the heir to one of Alaska’s political dynasties, by double digits.

If, “lags behind by double digits”, you mean “looks like he’s going to win”, then yeah…Miller “lags behind by double digits”!  As of this posting, Miller is up 51% – 49% with 98% of the precincts reporting (link here).  He should win, but if he does lose a squeaker, Slate’s meme about Miller getting creamed goes down faster than Monica Lewinsky in her presidential kneepads.

Crow: the other white meat.  😆

August 25, 2010 Posted by | moonbats, Palin, Tea Party | 1 Comment

Night and Day, “Obama owns the economy” edition

President Kick#ss on July 14, 2009:

Now, my administration has a job to do, as well, and that job is to get this economy back on its feet. That’s my job. And it’s a job I gladly accept. I love these folks who helped get us in this mess and then suddenly say, ‘Well, this is Obama’s economy.’ That’s fine. Give it to me. My job is to solve problems, not to stand on the sidelines and carp and gripe.

B.O. today:  It’s Bush’s fault.

Translation: I know I said that I wanted to own this economy, but now that it’s clear that the economy has gotten worse, I’ve got a case of buyer’s remorse.  Can I have a refund?

August 24, 2010 Posted by | economic ignorance, Night and Day, Obama | 2 Comments

You MUST be kidding me! DOJ to hire “Ebonics expert”?

And the left wants us to keep them in charge for this?

The Department of Justice is seeking to hire linguists fluent in Ebonics to help monitor, translate, and transcribe the secretly recorded conversations of subjects of narcotics investigations, according to federal records.

A maximum of nine Ebonics experts will work with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Atlanta field division, where the linguists, after obtaining a “DEA Sensitive” security clearance, will help investigators decipher the results of “telephonic monitoring of court ordered nonconsensual intercepts, consensual listening devices, and other media”

The DEA’s need for full-time linguists specializing in Ebonics is detailed in bid documents related to the agency’s mid-May issuance of a request for proposal (RFP) covering the provision of as many as 2100 linguists for the drug agency’s various field offices. Answers to the proposal were due from contractors on July 29.

Sometimes, the absurdity is just so glaring that there isn’t much else to say.

Exit question: Are there really linguists who specialize in Ebonics?

August 23, 2010 Posted by | big government, bigotry, Holder | 8 Comments

Thought for the day, “Ecclesiastes 10:2” edition

Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NASB):

A wise man’s heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man’s heart directs him toward the left.

Amen.  🙂

August 23, 2010 Posted by | Christianity | Leave a comment

DC-area government school opens: Barack Obama Elementary School

Mmm, mmm, mmm.

Rumor has it that in honor of the president, the students will not actually have to accomplish anything in their coursework, but will instead only need to demonstrate the ability to speak flowery rhetoric and in glittering generalities.  Bonus points if they are “light-skinned” with “no Negro dialect”…right, Harry?

August 23, 2010 Posted by | D.C., Obama, public education, shameful | 1 Comment

Philly requiring bloggers to obtain $300 business license

Note to self: “Don’t move to Philly!  Not only will you be greeted by a Black Panther wanting to club you and your children to death on Election Day, you will have to pony up $300 to keep writing Crush Liberalism.”

No thanks.

August 23, 2010 Posted by | big government, shameful, taxes | 2 Comments

My endorsement for Florida GOP governor: None of the above

For those of you outside of Florida, here’s a recap of our GOP gubernatorial primary:

Attorney General (and former Congressman) Bill McCollum is running against businessman Rick Scott.  Initially, I was leaning towards McCollum.  Then, Scott began running commercials showing that McCollum opposed the AZ immigration law.  At that point, I leaned towards Scott.

In response, McCollum ran commercials showing Scott’s hospitals getting in trouble for Medicare fraud, paying millions of dollars in fines.  Though Scott was not implicated with any crimes, as CEO, he is ultimately responsible.  I began having a few doubts about Scott’s judgment.  Second look at McCollum, maybe?

Since then, the campaign has gone nasty and sleazy, by both of them.  I received about 20 pieces of mail from Scott last week, calling McCollum anything but a child of God.  One of these ads blamed McCollum for paying an expert in a trial with taxpayer money, only to see that expert get caught with a male prostitute in Europe.  Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?  McCollum’s supposed to be culpable for that?

Scott has run a commercial lately that plays McCollum saying in one video clip that the AZ immigration law was “that far out”, and then saying in the second video clip that “No, I never said it was ‘far out’!  I beg to differ with you.”  Point made: McCollum’s a liar.  He would have been better off saying “Initially, I thought the law allowed for racial profiling, but after actually reading all of it, I see that my initial impression was incorrect.  Thus, I have now embraced the law.”  But he didn’t.  His first instinct was to lie.

So, I trust neither candidate.  I will vote for neither man tomorrow in our primary.  I fear that the nastiness of this primary has paved the way for Democrat Alex Sink to win the general election in November, and if that happens, I won’t forgive either of these two hyper-ambitious jerks.

August 23, 2010 Posted by | Florida | 2 Comments

Parody: “Money for Nothin’, Spread the Wealth”

Dire Straits?  How about Dem Strait:

August 22, 2010 Posted by | big government, health care, humor, Obama, Pelosi, Reid, socialism | Leave a comment

Obama can’t swim in water off Martha’s Vineyard due to fecal bacteria

Must…resist…obvious…joke…here.

Welcome to Martha’s Vineyard, Mr. President – but don’t go in the water!

President Obama, who took a plunge in the Gulf last week to show Americans it was safe to swim the oil spill-plagued area, arrived on this supposedly pristine island yesterday in the midst of a rash of bacteria-induced beach closings.

Portions of Tisbury Great Pond, the salt-water lagoon fronting the first family’s vacation estate Blue Heron Farm, were closed earlier this week due to high levels of enterococci, an indicator that the water is contaminated with fecal coliform bacteria. Ew.

I’d part with a juvenile comment (as you have no doubt come to expect from me), but sometimes, stuff like this just writes itself!  😆

August 21, 2010 Posted by | Massachusetts, Obama | 2 Comments

Ground Zero Mosque? Sure. But first…

I know, I know.  The AP told me I can’t call it the Ground Zero Mosque anymore…which, of course, means I’m going to call it the Ground Zero Mosque even more that I would have had they kept their leftist cakeholes shut.  Anywho, awesomely McAwesome analogy from Ace:

Is it time to return the Stars and Bars to the South Carolina State House?

I ask because I thought the rule was that an understandable revulsion to the memory of an emotionally-wounding time was enough to win out over a noisy, self-promoting group’s determination to advertise its views in a prominent, highly-symbolic area… but now I find that’s not so true, not so true.

So — Confederate flag at the SC statehouse again?

Because the people flying the flag there say they too have good, non-objectionable motivations for doing so — a reminder of heritage, honoring the dead, etc., etc. But previously we have shown skepticism towards their claimed motivations, and also decided their motivations were irrelevant — it wouldn’t even matter, we decided, if their motives were pure; the important thing was the Confederate flag was too hurtful to have near the people’s house of government.

Again, so I now find out this isn’t the rule anymore.

So if it’s not the rule anymore: Why can’t we have the Confederate flag at the SC statehouse?

Yes, I know, blacks (and others, including whites) consider it offensive and a nasty reminder of a national tragedy; but the spokesmen from Cordoba House have a response to such concerns, and that response is “F##k yourself, get over it already.”

So why doesn’t that work in South Carolina, too?

Why should we not take this “F##k yourself, get over it already” principle of moderate Muslim outreach wide and apply it to other emotionally-charged scenarios?

Bingo!

August 20, 2010 Posted by | hypocrisy, political correctness, religion of peace | 7 Comments

Dems’ new message for midterms: OK, we lied about ObamaCare’s cost savings

But you must re-elect them so that they can…um…fix the takeover of healthcare that they forced down the public’s throat against massive public opposition and of which they seriously (intentionally?) underestimated the cost and never actually read.

Liberals: moving the goalposts when necessary.  Excerpt:

Key White House allies are dramatically shifting their attempts to defend health care legislation, abandoning claims that it will reduce costs and deficit and instead stressing a promise to “improve it.”

The messaging shift was circulated this afternoon on a conference call and PowerPoint presentation organized by Families USA — one of the central groups in the push for the initial legislation. The call was led by a staffer for the Herndon Alliance, which includes leading labor groups and other health care allies. It was based on polling from three top Democratic pollsters: John Anzalone, Celinda Lake and Stan Greenberg.

The confidential presentation, available in full here and provided to POLITICO by a source on the call, suggests that Democrats are acknowledging the failure of their predictions that the health care legislation would grow more popular after its passage, as its benefits became clear and rhetoric cooled. Instead, the presentation is designed to win over a skeptical public, and to defend the legislation — and in particular the individual mandate — from a push for repeal.

The presentation’s final page of “Don’ts” counsels against claiming “the law will reduce costs and deficit.”

The presentation advises, instead, sales pitches that play on personal narratives and promises to change the legislation.

Good luck with that message in November. “Yeah, we know you didn’t want it, and we shamelessly lied about its costs and negative impacts while dismissing your concerns. So how’s about putting us back in charge, huh?”

Next time you hear a leftist try to argue that ObamaCare is going to reduce costs, mention to the little pinko that not even the Democrats are making that argument anymore.  They knew it was a lie when they jammed down our pieholes, and they’re now not even going to pretend anymore.

August 19, 2010 Posted by | big government, health care, Obama, socialism | 6 Comments

Obama a liability…in Illinois…says DEMOCRAT pollster?

No way!

Way.

Illinois voters say they would be negatively influenced if a candidate was endorsed by Barack Obama. And if his support isn’t an asset in his home state it’s hard to imagine where it is.  (Martha’s Vineyard, maybe? CL)

40% of voters in the state say they’d be less likely to support an Obama endorsed candidate to only 26% who say it would be an asset. The reality at this point is that Obama turns Republican voters off to a much greater extent than he excites Democrats. That’s reflected in the fact that 83% of Republicans say an Obama endorsement would be a negative with them while only 49% of Democrats say it would be a positive. Independents also respond negatively by a 38/19 margin.

The numbers on an Obama endorsement are perhaps more relevant with undecided voters. Among those who have not yet made up their minds in the Senate race 21% say an Obama endorsement would resonate positively with them while 33% say it would be a turnoff.

Hopenchange…catch the wave!  😆

August 19, 2010 Posted by | Obama, polls | 1 Comment

Caption of the day, “Barney Frank and Chris Dodd” edition

Not quite the Dodd-Kennedrunk “waitress sandwich” incident, but nonetheless, funny stuff from Ace:

August 19, 2010 Posted by | Barney Frank, Dodd, humor | 3 Comments

Pelosi: Hey, let’s investigate those who oppose building of Ground Zero mosque!

Pe-loco: The First Amendment is soooooo 1787!  Details:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, called for an investigation of those who are protesting the building of the Ground Zero Mosque on Tuesday. She told San Francisco’s KCBS radio:

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“There is no question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some. And I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded,” she said. “How is this being ginned up that here we are talking about Treasure Island, something we’ve been working on for decades, something of great interest to our community as we go forward to an election about the future of our country and two of the first three questions are about a zoning issue in New York City.”

San Fransicko, you MUST be proud!

Exit question: So is she advocating investigating Harry Reid?

August 18, 2010 Posted by | Constitution, New York, Pelosi, political correctness, religion of peace, San Francisco | 6 Comments

One of the 100 Hottest Women?

I grew up in a small rural TN town of about 3000, and she wouldn’t have even made the list in that town.  Look at the picture, and see if you can guess which one Maxim magazine had in their list:

As Van Helsing notes, she got on this list for the same reason her hubby won a Nobel Peace Prize.

August 17, 2010 Posted by | media bias, Obama, shameful | 5 Comments

Night and Day, “Obama’s support for Ground Zero mosque” edition

Prez Kick#ss on Friday:

President Barack Obama’s decision to make public comments Friday that further stoked an already brewing controversy over the construction of a mosque near ground zero was “purely” his own, an administration official said Saturday.

B.O. the next day:

“In this country we treat everybody equally and in accordance with the law, regardless of race, regardless of religion. I was not commenting and I will not comment on the wisdom of making the decision to put a mosque there. I was commenting very specifically on the right people have that dates back to our founding. That’s what our country is about.”

And then after the pullback, he pulled back the pullback:

An administration official said Obama didn’t change his position on the mosque from Friday to Saturday. Obama believes it’s his job to uphold a fundamental piece of the Constitution that everyone be treated equally under the law, the official said.

The president believes it was appropriate for the board in Manhattan to approve the project near ground zero, the official said, and he was “absolutely not” walking back his remarks from Friday.

“The fair thing to do was to allow this to go forward,” the official said.

So the Community Organizer-in-Chief thought it would be a fine idea to weigh in on the legal right to build a mosque at Ground Zero (a right that few people are arguing), and only the legal right?  I don’t think anyone was talking about the legal right, but the morality or wisdom of building a mosque at a site where 3,000 Americans were slaughtered by nutjobs of the religion that will be commemorated by this mosque.  Besides, no one thinks he was merely speaking of the legal right, but that he was giving an outright endorsement of the idea (his denials to the contrary notwithstanding).  As Jon at Exurban League tweets: “Obama’s statement last night ticked off 70% of the country. His ‘clarification’ today has ticked off the other 30%.”

The Dems are already slated to take a beating in November, and this can’t possibly help.

August 16, 2010 Posted by | New York, Night and Day, Obama, political correctness, religion of peace | 5 Comments

Night and Day, “Democrats and the WWE” edition

Dems in 2008:

“Hey WWE fans, I hope you’re all enjoying the program tonight,” Obama said to wrestling fans two years ago. “For a long time now we’ve had a politics where our leaders go after each other like they’re competing to become King of the Ring instead of coming together to provide universal health care, fix our economy and solve our other problems. That’s what I’m running for president to change.”

“Do you smell what Barack is cooking?” Obama added, a reference to the famous catchphrase of former WWE personality “The Rock,” played by actor Dwayne Johnson.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared as well, offering a similar message.

“Hi. I’m Hillary Clinton. Tonight in honor of the WWE, you can call me Hill-Rod,” she said. “This election is starting to feel a lot like King of the Ring. The only difference: The last man standing may just be a woman.”

Dems in 2010:

It took less than an hour after Linda McMahon’s triumph in the Connecticut Republican primary election for Senate Tuesday night for Democrats to throw her past as a pro wrestling CEO in her face, in a volley of attacks that is unlikely to cease until election day in November.

“Today the party of Bob Dole, Jack Kemp and Richard Lugar nominated a candidate who kicks men in the crotch, thinks of scenes of necrophilia as ‘entertainment,’ and runs an operation where women are forced to bark like dogs. This is what has become of the once grand old party,” said Hari Sevugan, national press secretary for the Democratic National Committee.

Full story here

Hypocrisy: it’s what’s for dinner.

August 13, 2010 Posted by | Hillary, hypocrisy, Night and Day, Obama | 4 Comments

Obamas taking fifth vacation since July

Today is August 13, which means if you count every week of July and these two weeks of August, Prez Kick#ss and Shelly O have averaged about one day of work each week in this time period.  I guess when your approval rating is hovering in the low 40’s, you need a frequent mental recharge, right?  Details from the Washington comPost:

There they go again. For the fifth time since July, the first family has set plans to board Air Force One for a frilly vacation, a 10-day return trip to exclusive Martha’s Vineyard where they are expected to stay at the 28-acre oceanfront Blue Heron Farm that rents for up to $50,000 a week.

But first the Obamas will be traveling to the Gulf Coast of Florida for a mini-vacation as a way to encourage other vacationing Americans to head to the beaches that have been shunned by tourists worried about oil-slicked sands due to the Gulf oil spill. They are expected to travel to Florida this weekend, return to Washington for a few days then it’s off to the Massachusetts island August 19.

This weekend’s jaunt was announced after first lady Michelle Obama said during a recent trip to Panama City Beach, Florida that, “One of the best ways that fellow Americans can help is to come on down here and spend some money,” She’s expected to be joined by the president and 9-year old Sasha. Malia, 12, is away at camp for the first time at an undisclosed location.

As with most of the Obama vacation’s this year, even the Florida trip has been criticized. This time, amazingly, for being too short.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?  Seriously, you expect us to believe the Os are being criticized for not vacationing longer?  Really?  Really???

More:

The 10-day Vineyard trip will likely also be met with criticism from those who think the president should downscale and travel to Camp David or back home to Chicago. Like former President Clinton, he doesn’t have a ranch like former Presidents George W. Bush (because Crawford, TX, and Beverly Hills are one and the same, right? – CL) or Ronald Reagan, or a beachside resort like former President George H.W. Bush.

Ah, I see.  Since the millionaire couple doesn’t own a ranch or a beachside resort like the aforementioned Republican presidents, they are forced, forced I say, to “get by” at more modest accommodations like…Spain and Martha’s Vineyard.

As for the comPost:  Nope, no liberal media bias!

August 13, 2010 Posted by | media bias, Obama, shameful | Leave a comment