Friday, January 22, 2010

Rachel Ray Corn Porn


Obama's Bank Attack

CNN's Christine Romans Connects the Dots
Between Dow Drop and Obama's 'Tough' New Bank Rules


Whoa!  That makes three times in a few weeks that CNN reporters have strayed off the Liberal reservation. Newsbusters also carries CNN's Cafferty Slams Pentagon's Omission of Islam in Ft. Hood Report .  On Jan 6th Cafferty broke ranks and blasted Obama for his failed "Openness Pledge."   Huzzahs!

Wheee.... striped kitties

Mommy - look what we found!

Boned Jello


It hurts when I poop special


Kid's Book Sale

Boned Jello
Boned Jello
It Hurts When I Poop!: A Story for Children Who Are Scared to Use the Potty - by Howard J., M.D. Bennett and M. S. Weber
Visiting Day by Jacqueline Woodson and James Ransome
But You Gotta Act Now!

Homeland Follies

A moment of levity -
until you think about it
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Mirrorless SLR

Your Next Camera Will Be EVIL
5 Reasons to Ditch Your Digital SLR

Boned Jello
She reminds me of Peggy Noonan 

There’s a new camera category in town. It’s EVIL, and it’s going to kick your DSLR’s ass. EVIL stands for Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens, and is our favorite acronym for cameras like the Olympus Pen, the Lumix GF1 and the Samsung NX10. These small, mirrorless, finderless cameras can fit in a pocket and outperform bulky DSLRs. Here’s why your next camera will probably be EVIL

Now we can see what the sensor sees either on a screen, or through an electronic finder. With the mirror gone, the body can be a lot smaller, just like a compact digicam. This means you can carry it with you everywhere, fit it in a jacket pocket and be ready for *that* picture, wherever you are. [cont]
Which means there'll be some great buys on Digital SLRs ahead. 

In Passing

In Passing
 Stuff I saw and a FREE HUG!

Olbermann Unhinged: ‘Supreme Court-Sanctioned Murder’ of Democracy
It'll be news when this guy's hanged hinged

Gallup buries the lede in its latest polling on health care
57% unhappy or disappointed with Obama

Deacon BluesMorning, All. Here is another interesting tid bit.
A majority of union members in America (52 percent) now work for the government. This is up sharply from 49 percent in 2008. Put another way, Sherk finds, three times more union members now work in the Post Office than in the auto industry.

Thing From Snowy MountainOldspook: we found a liberation-theologist old school commie and installed him as president of the place, and lo and behold it turned out he wasn't ruthless or bloody-minded enough to keep order. Who'd have thunk it?

The End of Air America: For Green Family Media, No More Whine and Cheese
After a scandal involving misappropriated funds from black school children it promptly filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy two years later. Franken, Rhodes and Garofalo abandoned ship. But like most left-wing media ventures it has managed to keep going by being a sink hole for left-wing donors.

ESPN: Ban by baby steps
UN's push for Arms Trade Treaty could affect American gun ownership

The Fort Hood Report: Why No Mention of Islam?

CAIR’s Fort Hood Idol
Question: How many more people has al-Awlaki been able to inspire in this way?

Mom forces son to kill pet hamster after getting bad grade
And Richard Gere grew up determined to ... (I'm kidding --  this is really horrible)

... that man from Nantucket

Handicapping 2010

The 2011 Senate

On January 6th the Weekly Standard's  Matthew Continnetti handicapped the Republican chances of taking the Senate. Let's see how that's working out.

Connecticut - Dodd was toast, but popular Connecticut AG Dick Blumenthal, a Democrat, is expected to announce tomorrow that he'll run for Dodd's seat, and an early poll shows him winning by 30 points.
Rasmussen -Blumenthal leading former GOP Congressman Rob Simmons 56% to 33%. A month ago, Simmons had a 13-point lead over Dodd.
North Dakota - North Dakota governor John Hoeven, a Republican, is expected to run for Dorgan's seat and win handily.
Gov. John Hoeven has announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat - Unless something absolutely unforeseen happens, Hoeven will become the Republican Party nominee to run
Nevada - Senate majority leader Harry Reid as the most vulnerable Democratic incumbent; Reid has a high disapproval rating and trails his Republican challengers in polls.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in Nevada finds Reid earning just 36% of the vote against his two top Republican challengers. That’s a seven-point drop from 43% a month ago.
Reid, who is seeking a fifth term, received 61% of the final vote in 2004.Real Clear Politics - Tarkanian +10 over Reid
Republican chances of flipping Democratic seats in Delaware, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Colorado also look good.
Delaware - Rasmussen Reports Castle +5 RCP Average  Castle +1.7
Illinois - RCP AVG Giannoulias (D) +3 PPP - Even
Pennsylvania - Rasmussen - Toomey (R) +9
Colorado - Rasmussen Frazier (R) +1
And with the right candidate, the GOP could also be competitive in the New York, California, and Arkansas races. Heck, the GOP seems to be competitive in Massachusetts right now.
New York RCP AVG Pataki (R) +.5  Rasmussen Reports Gillibrand (D) +3
California - Rasmussen Reports  Boxer (D) + 3
Arkansas -Rasmussen Reports Hendren (R) +8

So let's follow Toby Harnden's lead and say Republicans hold on to seats in Florida, New Hampshire, Kentucky, Ohio, Louisiana, and Missouri. And let's say they sweep the competitions listed above.

Even if the Republicans sweep the field without losing any ground--this probably won't happen--Harnden notes that the GOP would control 49 seats and the Democrats would control 51. Harnden:

But what if Joe Lieberman (I) flipped to the Republican party? Very possible, particularly if he was induced with a juicy committee chairmanship.

That would mean 50-50. But still Vice-President Joe Biden would hold the casting vote.

Even in this (wildly optimistic) scenario, then, Republicans still wouldn't control the Senate.

Unless, of course, Scott Brown defeats Martha Coakley this month in Massachusetts ...