Thursday, October 22, 2009

Journo 101

Spell C-A-T Lebron

''Evidently pick any entertainment schmuck believes alienating
half of the country is good for a career.''

Obamacare test vote

TESTING 2.. 3 ...

Speaker Nancy Pelosi

THE FIRST HEALTH CARE VOTE: The 47-to-53 defeat of the $247 billion doc fix was a bigger loss than supporters expected. The defeat came at the hands of Senate Democratic moderates, jittery about adding to the national debt by passing legislation that wasn’t paid for. The fact that Democrats, who hold a 60-vote majority, could not muster even 51 votes for the bill is a sign of rocky sledding ahead for health care reform.
Roll Call’s Steven Dennis: “House Democratic leaders sounded bullish Wednesday after launching an all-hands-on-deck effort to win support for a ‘robust’ public insurance option in their health care bill. ‘We think we have the votes now,”’ Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (Conn.) told reporters. ‘We have the votes to pass a robust public option.’ Larson cautioned that the details were still being worked out, and Democratic aides said Members were still being whipped at press time and did not release a tally.  {politico]
 If Pelosi can get 218 people to publicly declare for this monstrosity, I'll kiss her arse in Macy's window.

Rev Al Jackson

He said sneeringly ...
 This clip of MSNBC's Contessa Brewer calling Jesse Jackson "Al Sharpton," is precious, if only for the stop-action sneer.

MuShu Chance

 Only two days left for MuShu to pick up the estimated 5000 additional votes necessary to make the final round.  YES WE bullshit CAN!

Duct Taped Airplane


Bear attack 2009

Apparently a bear attacked his plane while parked in a remote field up in AK. He had not cleaned out the inside after a long fishing trip and the bear smelled it.

He had 2 new tires, 3 cases of Duct Tape and several rolls of cellophane delivered. Then went about repairing the plane so he could fly it home.

Gutsy, to say the least. Or stupid. ( Neither! just common up north sense! What other option did he have? That's why we call it "100 mile an hour tape". Have tested it myself and found that at a little over 100 mph it begins to fray a tad...especially on the top of the aircraft.
Commander Lieutenant Forsythe sent me several pictures and a story .. this story.  I was able to find it, and all the pictures, on the web.  While there are dozens of sites carrying the story, all are the same, and  none identify the pilot.  There be no question though about duct tape being used to repair a ripped apart airplane. 

BTW, Wasilla, home to RAK the Holster Boy, and Sarah the Palin, boasts of being the  "Duck Tape Capital of the WORLD!,"   Is there anything it can't do
Damned hard to unsnap that thing if you're her prom date


You know who deserves a posthumous Medal of Honor? James Earl Ray [the confessed assassin of Martin Luther King]. We miss you, James. Godspeed.
What the Limbaugh Quote
Hoax Really Tells Us

 In his examination of today's schizo left, Chicago Boy Shannon Love basically validates my own theory.  That they are rabid dogs to be very much feared. Here's a cut  from What the Limbaugh Quote Hoax Really Tells Us -
Watching so many serious journalists and leftist political figures fall for the fake Rush Limbaugh quotes tells us something very frightening about what leftists believe true about non-leftist America. I say, “frightening,” because we evaluate the level of threat that others pose based on our understanding of the amorality of their beliefs. Then we rationalize the harshness of the methods we are willing to employ against them based on our threat assessment. We are much more willing to use draconian methods against people we view as extremely evil than we are against people we judge less evil. As a nation, we were willing to employ much more draconian methods to defeat fascism than we employed to fight anyone else. The same basic principle applies to our internal conflicts as well. The more extreme and dangerous we view our political and social opponents as being, the more tolerant we become of extreme measures to oppose them.

Given this, what does it portend for American non-leftists that a wide and powerful swath of the American left apparently believes it quite credible that a major media figure with an audience in the tens of millions looks back fondly on slavery and approves of political assassination? What draconian methods could those leftists rationalize using if they really believe they are fighting people with such values?

As I have written before, immersion in fantasy is a defining aspect of leftism. As they move progressively towards the left pole of the political spectrum, the realities become more and more immersive while becoming more and more detached from reality. At the far end of the spectrum, the leftists become delusional to the point they believe they are trapped in a gotterdammerung struggle of good versus evil that justifies any action they might take in fighting that struggle. When dangerous fantasies, once the providence of the 5% most radical left, become accepted as true in the 40% just to the left of center, the rest of us are in great danger.

He concludes that Limbaugh is only the "visible  manifestation"of  a fearsome mid-wing America that we know as you and me." His judgment that "They are targeting the rest of us as well"  begs for a possible course of action.   Does he believe in any realistic, nonviolent, way of regaining control of our government?  How?  He stops short, I guess,  because people who do venture into that arena enter into a very black place indeed.  And get their names put on a list.  Ahem.

BTW, I do realize that calling the left out this way will validate their own twisted misapprehensions.  So, there you have it.  One faction can no longer live with the other.  Divorce, a very nasty divorce,  is probably in order.
In Passing
 Look what we stepped in

Another former Gitmo detainee killed in a shootout
Worse than detention, and it goes on his permanent record

Fake Chamber of Commerce Press Conference - VIDEO
The clown media (we're now told) that's so important that it needs to be financed by the public, is fooled by a transvestite with a beard.

Desperate Virginia Democrats find Bob McDonnell's "Macaca."
"Pander Bob"  is for for "the sanctity of marriage and the protection of innocent life:"  Whoa! (Weekly Standard)

About that phony-baloney ABC-WaPost Poll  touting phony-baloney Obama love - (via Rush Limbaugh show)
"The sampling of this poll compromises 33% Democrats and 20% Republicans.  That's a 13-point spread.  It is two points larger than their September polling at 32 to 21% -- and more tellingly, it's significantly larger than their Election Day sample, which included 35% Democrats and 26% Republicans for a gap of nine points."  So if you're going to do a poll and you're gonna sample 33% Democrats versus 20% Republicans, 13% more Democrats, you can get the result you want.  Then if you get into racial weighting of the polling sample, then you can get even more results that you want.  And then you can say to President Obama, "See? See? We're on your side! See? Don't Fox us! We're helping you, Mr. President. We're on your side."  It's a totally fraudulent poll. [This one is not]

And Number Five on The List (with a bullet) ...

  Bill Maher Stirs Crowd With Plea for Obama to Make Limbaugh 'Explode Like a Bag of Meat'
Who's tired of this war of words?