Saturday, January 16, 2010

Jummy - while I can

Fond Memories

This is one of my fondest un-photochopped Jummy

Below, among my all time favorite sentences in the wide world, along with "Clinton Impeached." 
The President was reported to have burst into tears as he returned to Washington on board Air Force One. He was told by his staff that "it was all over." [Guardian Wednesday 5 November 1980]
That's all.  I can't read Pat Caddell's (Jummy's pollster) name without thinking of JumJum.  Since Mr. Caddell retired from pollstering, he's made a decent living, I imagine, by telling the truth about Democrats.  This has, as you can imagine, made him unpopular in some circles.  Here he is, with Douglas E. Schoen, a very influential Democratic campaign consultant, taking a whack at people taking a whack at Rasmussen.  Actually, if you've read this blog for, oh, even two weeks, you could write this article yourself.   I needed a reason to run a Jimmy Carter salute.

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical

Weasels up!

Just like the old days.  The names of ace sycophant "Joe Conason," and
"Bill Clinton" tied to an impossibly ridiculous assertion

Clinton: Take back the Tea Party!


Climate Religion Hooey

- thank God

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical

This is a 4:38 minute clip.  G. Gordon Liddy discusses with AIM's Cliff Kincaid his article "Pope Continues Global “Green” Crusade for World Government."  The good news is, as Liddy points out, Pope Benedict is not speaking ex-cathedra (from the chair of Peter) with his recent encyclical that embraces man caused climate hooey.  Kincaid closes out my snippet with, "it's almost as if he was a socialist."  What you don't hear (but can here) is Liddy then taking a very cheap shot. "Well why not?  He was, as a youth, conscritped into the Nazi Army ... and they were socialists!"  Aside from being misleading in its implication, that was way beneath you, G-Man. Other than that, Liddy speaks for me.

I am now speaking ex-a sedia del re reale della Francia

I have before observed that there is a very thin line between a devout observance of "love one's brother,"  and trying to codify into law your version of what that means.  Just as socialists are defined (by me)  as communists without guns, well meaning people, but with an overwhelming , sometimes Bleulerian sense of self, are socialists.  It's okay to believe in God, but not okay to act as though you are Him.  

If player doesn't work, direct play.

Bristol's promise

Heh.  How?

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical

Bristol Palin- who gave birth to a son after a pre-marital romp with Playgirl-posing flop Levi Johnston, now says the experience has made her a born-again virgin. "I'm not going to have sex until I'm married. I can guarantee it."

Guarantee? As the man asked, when told a thermos bottle kept things hot, or cold - "But, how do it know?" 


better get off dem tracks

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical

Not being a Bat Stater, and unfamiliar with Scott Brown's story, I found this WaPo article interesting [Democrats scramble in Massachusetts to retain Ted Kennedy's old Senate seat].  Especially the "but it kept the results to itself" part.

The fundamental dynamic of the race fell in place months ago, when Brown set off in a pickup truck for the only campaign the Republican could afford: retail, door-to-door. The campaign was so strapped for cash that aides described the $40,000 spent in the primary as a major hit. Brown could not afford to mail out absentee ballots, often so crucial in a close race. "So our program consists of e-mail and Facebook and Twitter," said Eric Fehrnstrom, a campaign official.

In mid-December, the National Republican Senatorial Committee conducted a poll that showed Brown trailing by only 13 points, but it kept the results to itself. Coakley continued operating on the assumption that for all intents and purposes she had won the seat with the Dec. 8 primary, a common assumption in the state known as the bluest of the blue.
Could be I'm reading into this stuff that validates my own impression of the Rockefeller-winged GOP leadership, but, wtf?          


Liberal Panic: Brown Win Would Mean
'End of Change As We Know It!'


A senior Democratic official on Friday described Ms. Coakley’s as within striking distance of Scott Brown

Top House Dem warns: If the American people throw a hissy-fit thinking they can stop us from doing what we want, they have another thought comeing!

Leftist Poll - only 62% of voters said President Obama was born in the United States   Them's a lot of birthers.

Bank Heist

The big bank tax: Obama's fee fraud
 Comrade Obama does his stand-up Lenin routine

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical

The bulk of TARP's estimated $117 billion in losses will come not from banks, but from the auto industry ($80 billion), AIG and government-chartered mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Obama's tax will apply to AIG, but not the others, even though Fannie and Freddie are expected to cost U.S. taxpayers more than all the TARP losses combined.

Instead of applying to the firms that owe the taxpayers money, Obama's tax will apply to about 50 big financial institutions, many of which never took a dime in TARP money. Administration officials told The Washington Post that the real goal of the tax is to reduce compensation at large Wall Street firms. The President hopes they will absorb the tax by cutting pay. [Story]