Thursday, December 31, 2009

Last Posts of 2008

New Year's Eve- 2008

Media Bitch Slapping

Year End Spankings

♦ From MRC's Times Watch: “Top Ten Lowlights of the New York Times in 2009.” (Thread on NB)

♦ From MRC's Times Watch: “Quotes of Note 2009, the Worst NY Times Quotes of the Year.” (thread on NB)

♦ From MRC's Business & Media Institute: “Media's Top 10 Worst Economic Myths of 2009.” (thread on NB)


A great decade - for some

Obama's a crime scene

One Year  FAIL

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical
Who we're dealing with

Drudge Headline
Heads set to roll as Obama goes on attack over security failures...    But not his, and he's the problem

The Washington Post reported on Tuesday, Dec. 29:

"Abdulmutallab remains in a Detroit area prison and has restricted his cooperation since securing a defense attorney, according to federal officials. Authorities are holding out hope that he will change his mind and cooperate with the inquiry, the officials said."

This has been changed in the online version to:

“Abdulmutallab remains in a Detroit area prison and, after initial debriefings by the FBI, has restricted his cooperation since securing a defense attorney, according to federal officials."

So apparently the authorities aren’t holding out much hope for cooperation anymore, now that Abdulmutallab has been Mirandized and has a defense attorney.

Bill Kristol

Playing with food

Be the Hit of the Party Tonight
Some frog legs and salt are all that's needed.
Well, some harmonica music would be nice.

It was a very bad year

...and never come back!

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical

I shan't miss 2009. It's been the worst year of my life, and many of you surely feel the same about the overthrow of our Republic.   2010 promises to be worse in many ways, thanks to 2009's pranks.  Still, Ill take my joy where I can find it, and 2010 promises endless happiness of the schadenfreudal type.  Here are but 2½ harbingers of things in store for our domestic terrorists. There are hundreds more in the air.
  1. Democrat and prominent political handicapper Charlie Cook, publisher of "The Cook Political Report", responding to a question from the host of MSNBC's "Hardball With Chris Matthews" last week:"I would not be surprised to see no Republican incumbent, House or Senate, lose…" in the 2010 mid-term elections. Smart cookie… [comment on Dem recruits continue to head for exits]
  1. Not five minutes after MoSup related a conversation with her friend, I read this.  Except for the names, they are nearly identical.Hard core 'crats who are reluctantly, oh so reluctantly, realizing what they've wrought.


Did The Obama Administration Violate An Executive Order By Releasing Qais Qazali?
 Live by the Executive Order, Die by ....

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical

It appears that Obamanites did indeed violate Ronald Reagan's National Security Decision Directive Number 207, which prohibits negotiations with terrorist organizations regarding the release of hostages.

Last month, a United States official whose identity remains unknown ordered the release of terrorist detainee, Laith al Khazali, whom the New York Times labeled “a senior Shiite insurgent said to be backed by Iran who was accused of playing a leading role in a group that killed five American soldiers in Karbala[, Iraq,] in a sophisticated attack in 2007. . . .” Press reports suggest that al Khazali’s release was the first phase of a detainee-for-hostages swap involving five British civilian hostages who were kidnapped by Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq in 2007. In its June 9, 2009 story on this remarkable release, the New York Times reported that the release of al Khazali “appears to involve the release of British hostages who are being held by the [terrorist] organization.” (Full write-up)
Senators Jeff Sessions and Jon Kyl asked that very question to the Obama administration in a letter sent to the president in July.
According to a congressional staffer, the Obama administration has yet to answer the letter. I'm investigating whether violation is a capital offense.

Killing Grammy & Grampy

Death Tax

Rich Cling to Life to Beat Tax Man

Mr. Pelosi waits for midnight - a nation waits with him

Starting Jan. 1, the estate tax -- which can erase nearly half of a wealthy person's estate -- goes away for a year. For families facing end-of-life decisions in the immediate future, the change is making one of life's most trying episodes only more complex.

"I have two clients on life support, and the families are struggling with whether to continue heroic measures for a few more days," says Joshua Rubenstein, a lawyer with Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP in New York. "Do they want to live for the rest of their lives having made serious medical decisions based on estate-tax law?" [Note to family - yes].

The macabre situation stems from 2001, when Congress raised estate-tax exemptions, culminating with the tax's disappearance next year. However, due to budget constraints, lawmakers didn't make the change permanent. So the estate tax is due to come back to life in 2011 -- at a higher rate and lower exemption. [Full article]

Boned Jello - no gagging

Boned Jello
 A name pregnant with meanings

Boned Jello  Several people have told me that this site can't be viewed at work due to content?  I got a clean bill of health from Google awhile back, but who knows.  Could be a couple of anatomically correct simulated coitus pictures Bonzo Livermore posted on Terpsboy?  They were done in good taste, but I can see where some would think a line had been crossed.  Maybe the facial he gave Pelosi? Bonzo and I don't speak anymore.

 Anyway, I have a new server,, and will be transferring the entire operation over there.  Every picture I've posted the last few days is hosted on BJ, so I'd be interested to know if anyone who previously got no pictures, is getting them now?  This is a good time for suggestions, criticisms, etc.  If they make sense to me, I'll comply.

Banned Sissy

ra ra ra ra
sissy boom na

    “I want to go to Princeton,” said Amory. “I don’t know why, but I think of all Harvard men as sissies, like I used to be, and all Yale men as wearing big blue sweaters and smoking pipes.”

    Monsignor chuckled.

    “I’m one, you know.”

    “Oh, you’re different — I think of Princeton as being lazy and good-looking and aristocratic — you know, like a spring day. Harvard seems sort of indoors — ”

    “And Yale is November, crisp and energetic,” finished Monsignor.

    “That’s it.”

    They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.

    — F. Scott Fitzgerald, Princeton X ‘17, This Side of Paradise
Take a look at that passage. Can you identify the part that was recently deemed too offensive to repeat on an American college campus? Look hard.

Give up? --- Yale Wimps Out Again


Anti-Christ, maybe

Obama greater than Jesus

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical

According to the Danish newspaper POLITIKEN, anyway.   
Curmudgeonly & Skeptical
And no we are not thinking of Jesus Christ, whose birthday has just been celebrated - - but rather the President of the United States Barack Hussein Obama.
Despite all the compromises, it has finally been possible to ensure something so fundamental, as the right of every American not to be financially shipwrecked when their health fails them. Add to that the biggest ever financial support package in America’s history, a major disarmament agreement and the quickest-ever re-establishment of American reputation.

On the other hand, we have Jesus’ miracles that everyone still remembers, but which only benefitted a few. At the same time, we have the wonderful parables about his life and deeds that we know from the New Testament, but which have been interpreted so differently over the past 2000 years that it is impossible to give an unequivocal result of his work.

Obama is, of course, greater than Jesus – if we have to play that absurd Christmas game.
I admit that, for just a moment, the visage of Saddam Hussein, apparently risen (he translates as Julian Isherwood now), shook me. But for now, and possibly forever, the name Denmark  begets for me Copenhagen, which begets Climate Conference, which begets Cliff ClavenBarry Oclaven Tough taking Cliff seriously.   I rather think the London Telegraph newspaper has a proper analysis; Barack Obama gets an 'F' .

Danish translation:
 Jeg indrømmer, at for bare et øjeblik, at visage af Saddam Hussein, tilsyneladende steget (han oversætter som Julian Isherwood nu), rystede mig. Men for nu, og måske for evigt, navnet Danmark avler for mig København, som avler Klimakonference, som avler Cliff Claven (Claven er en amerikansk popkultur know-it-all sludrechatol, altid galt. Ligesom Obama). Tough tager Cliff alvorligt. Jeg tror nu snarere London Telegraph avis har en korrekt analyse, Barack Obama får en 'F'.

Attempted assassination of Limbo

 Limbaugh hospitalized in Hawaii

Updated - 6 AM

HONOLULU (AP) -- Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh was taken to a hospital with chest pains on Wednesday and was in serious condition, a Honolulu television station reported.  [More]
Given that Limbaugh prolly has the power to trigger armed insurrection against a corrupt government, if ever we had one *cough*, I suggest he travel as a head of state.  That is, bring his own chef, own food, own drink, and own chippies.  Especially to Hawaii.