Monday, October 19, 2009

Porky's Blooper

Donahue Damage

Biden and Sphincter in the same sentence

Stab me in the liver -
I can't take it any more
BIDEN: SPECTER KEPT DEPRESSION AT BAY: VP Biden addressed the Allegheny County Democratic Party dinner Monday night, where he credited now-Democratic Senator Arlen Specter for helping keep the nation out of a depression with his work for the stimulus package.

“It’s amazing how much we’ve forgotten just how far we were in the tank just nine months ago,” Biden said, according to the pool report. “Without Arlen having convinced two of his Republican colleagues to change their vote and vote for the stimulus package, we would probably be in a depression. Now, that counts for something."

These MF's depress me to the very brink ... 

Paging Mr. Goebbels

Here's yer public option
 How do you respond to these people?

  1. ABC Uses Obama's '9-Month Anniversary' to Tout Popularity Over Republicans     
Anchor Charles Gibson announced “the President has a 57 percent approval rating, his rating rising for the first time since April. And only 20 percent of the country now consider themselves Republican.
 -- 57 percent support the Obama plan's most contentious element - the public option. 

  1. FOX NEWS - Support for Democrats' Health Care Reform Falls to 42 Percent, Poll Shows
A Rasmussen survey released Monday shows 54 percent is opposed to the plans backed by President Obama and Democrats in Congress.

The White House is calling on other news organizations to isolate and alienate Fox News as it sends out top advisers to rail against the cable channel as a Republican Party mouthpiece.

Jumper girl

Allison Stokke
 Today's Greatest Athlete Who Ever Lived Since ...  Since Nobody!

Here’s Allison Stokke, a young, pretty athlete girl whose picture got on the internet while she was preparing to compete in the pole vault during a high school track meet. Then, it didn’t take long for her photo to be picked up and to travel through the World Wide Web.  It wasn’t done on purpose but now she’s quite popular and she said that she didn’t want to be known only for her looks but also for her performances.

And  she is a very good athlete indeed. Allison held seven national records; she set a school freshman record at the Pac-10 Championships;  was also qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships and in the outdoor season her jump was the second-best performance in school history.

I say she has nothing to worry about. She’s really good looking and a successful athlete. Go girl! :)  If she goes to the Olympics she'll be a sensation. [Individual pictures here]

Today's Boar

What a Boar

Rahm disease and cure


Yesterday, in light of Rahm Emanuel’s comments on delaying the decision on troops for Afghanistan, I asked: “Are Sunday talk show declarations by Emanuel and political advisor [sic] David Axelrod an appropriate way to announce the considered judgment of the president at this stage of a long Cabinet-level review process? Or is Emanuel end-running the process? Do Secretaries Gates and Clinton agree with Emanuel? Were they consulted before Rahm popped off?”

I’ve now been told by an authoritative source close to Defense Secretary Robert Gates that he had no advance warning that Emanuel would be saying any such thing.

Update: A former government official e-mails:

Sen. McCain and other supporters of the effort in Afghanistan have feared from the beginning of this process that Whie [sic] House politicos were trying to get the pesky military out of the policy loop. Now it appears they are bypassing even the SecDef ... [Bill Kristol cont]
Odd that this would come to my attention just as I begin chapter 23 [The president's chief of staff - based on Rahm - somehow falls into a wood chipper at Gretchen's  Oktoberfest wine tasting] of my upcoming novel, "Mr. Jefferson Travels  Back to Washington.".  I think I'll give him anal cancer before the great tragedy.

Oath Keepers

Unique Haute Couture

Fashion Plates

 Barn Army mary, a keen observer of modus vivendi, submits this example.   "There's so much to see, and their purses and shoes match!"  I would never have noticed.  Thanks mary.

Goofy People mostly, like Chris Matthews

In Passing
 Stiff that blurred my vision
(Roll over for loopy 3-D viewing instructions.  Tell me if they work.)

Grab Bag
 Medical Meltdown Turns Off Guests, Confuses Audience |
Uh oh. Even Chris Matthews thinks Bill Maher's crazy.
Except, in this instance my family sides with Maher.  *gulp*

Palin offers calm critique of Baucus bill
She also took a process-oriented shot at Obama, writing: "In January 2008, presidential candidate Obama promised not to negotiate behind closed doors with health care lobbyists," Palin wrote.

Obama statement deserves a place in the Political Chutzpah Hall of Fame.

"It's smoke and mirrors," he said. "It's bogus, and it's all too familiar. Every time we get close to passing reform, the insurance companies produce these phony studies blah-blah-bullshit ....

Dems undermine free speech in hate crimes ploy
What does a hate crimes bill have to do with money for U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq?  Nothing, except  ... .
Which is why we hate Dems.  hate their guts.  Am I right?  Right.

“God, what have I done?”  From Hot Air (via Badanov)

I have a good friend that I work with who was a two time Bush supporter who said he bacame really upset with Republicans becasue of the shape of the economy. He voted for obama and has spent most of the deployment defending obama by claiming Bush was worse.

Finally, after 74 days of indecision on General McChyrstals troop request and the days wasted in Copenhagen and the dressing down the CinC did in Air Force 1, he finally said, “God, what have I done?”

For him, it took being affected in his daily operations here and seeing our ground folks that we work with getting killed. But people are getting it. People are starting to see.

Sgt. Chris Rudzinski, RIP

For the Rudzinski Family

 Last night SondraK received a call from a  GMA producer wanting permission to use the photo of Chris Rudzinski his dad sent while announcing his death in Afghanistan.  A segment on Chris, whom GMA had been with just a while ago, was scheduled for this morning. With that heads-up I had the TIVO set.  Here is that GMA segment.

Red Obama

With allies like Democrats ...
 One of the first things Bill Clinton did as president was transfer oversight of America's supersecret encryption and satellite technologies to Ron Brown's Commerce Dept.  Brown wound up dead in a plane crash, with a .40 cal size hole in his head, but that's a different non-story.  Commerce  became a playground for John Huang, who made regular phone and fax calls to China, and to the PLA's  Lippo Group partner.  Democrats would later argue that "the calls may have been personal."  I'm not making this up.  As a result, Red China went from having a third world rocket technology program, to one that allowed Gen. Xiong, then second in command of the People's Liberation Army, to in 1996  threaten to "vaporize  Los Angeles.

Sales to China of technology by Space Systems/Loral and Hughes Electronics were key, and resulted in the 1999 Defense Authorization Act.  A key provision required that the president notify Congress whether a transfer of missile and space technology to China would harm the U.S. space-launch industry or help China's missile programs.  Why am I talking about this?   Because Obama just overturned it, sending oversight back to Commerce.  Why?  Because Obama wants China to continue underwriting the huge debt he's piling up is my guess. 

As an aside (I can't help myself), the Senate hearings into this scandal were bollixed-up when John Glenn, in return for help in retiring huge campaign debt, demanded the hearings focus on Campaign-Finance reform, instead of treason. John Glenn will prolly burn in Hell (9th circle) for that betrayal.