Tuesday, January 26, 2010

John Hancock

 No photographing John Hancock


No more photographing the Declaration of Independence, or the US Constitution. So it's just your word against theirs.

Rahm under fire

 Disgruntled Left

Boned Jello

Interesting WSJ article today - Rahm Draws Fire From Left as Obama Falters.  I have a hard time wrapping my mind around Rahm Emanuel being too conservative, which says more about the Soros, Inc infrastructure doing the howling. 

President Barack Obama's liberal backers have a long list of grievances. The Guantanamo Bay prison is still open. Health care hasn't been transformed. And Wall Street banks are still paying huge bonuses.

But they are directing their anger less at Mr. Obama than at the man who works down the hall from him. Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, they say, is the prime obstacle to the changes they thought Mr. Obama's election would bring.

The friction was laid bare in August when Mr. Emanuel showed up at a weekly strategy session featuring liberal groups and White House aides. Some attendees said they were planning to air ads attacking conservative Democrats who were balking at Mr. Obama's health-care overhaul.

"F—ing retarded," Mr. Emanuel scolded the group, according to several participants. He warned them not to alienate lawmakers whose votes would be needed on health care and other top legislative items.

The left has gotten some of what it wanted: a ban on torture, an expansion of children's health insurance and an equal-pay law for women. But liberal activists say those and other measures add up to far less than what they expected.

A White House official tells Playbook: "Rahm is not an ideologue; he is a pragmatist. And he has led this administration in accomplishing a series of important progressive achievements that languished for years before President Obama was elected: expanding SCHIP, tobacco regulation, credit card reforms, the Ledbetter Equal Pay Act.” 
I can just hear Obama tomorrow night, rallying support by crowing about the hard fought SCHIP victory.  I might actually watch the SOTU this year.

Glock 18

Glock 18 w/ Jesse Abbate

This was part of the same show I snagged the .50 Cal Handgun video from (posted below this).  I don't want the Glock 18 so much as I want to interview Jesse Abbate, Glock's smoking hot gun-mistress.  Whew.  Just a minute while a light one up.   Ahhhh.  I'm thinking now that I'd  prefer   the Glock 18 after-all.

.50 Cal Shocker

 .50 Cal Handgun

I capped this from the Gunny's show.  Most interesting to me was the shock wave thats sent up the shooter's arm when firing. 

Krugman Freaks

Rule of thumb:
The angrier Krugman gets, the better things will be.

JoAnn fabric coupon

 Free Stuff

Boned Jello
Fabric stores.  The one retail outlet in the world that bores me to tears.  Hate the smell too.  However, Mother Superior will spend hours in them, and Jo-Ann fabrics is her shop of choice. Have at it if you're into sewing, or buy cheap fabric to wrap gifts with.  You're welcome.

Guess the celebrity

 Guess -
being careful not to touch the picture
and revealing the rollover cheat sheet

We have a cure!

In Passing

 In Passing
 I find the culprits

Biden's son won't seek Senate seat in Delaware
The political environment got worse for Democrats

Senate Rankings: Post-Masspocalypse Edition
Why Beau-Beau dropped out
Boned Jello

Teleprompter In Sixth Grade Classroom

Let me be clear ...
"One of the things that everybody must understand is that this attack was debriefed by the foreign terrorist organizations that sent Mr. Abdulmutallab over here. They learned a great deal." [Obama  nominee to run the Transpiration Security Administration, Erroll Southers]

Nicolas Sarkozy backs a ban on the full Muslim veil

...  ban on the dress in post offices, universities, hospitals and state-owned premises, as well as public transport.

California Democrats Ignore Brown Win: Vote For Bankruptcy
Less than 48 hours after the dust settled from the Brown triumph, California Democrats voted for a State imposed “universal” health care plan.  In other words, a state run health care system that would bar private insurance.

Obama’s “Freeze”
.... would not apply to “entitlement programs such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid,” “would not restrain funding for the $787 billion economic stimulus package Obama pushed through Congress early last year,” would not “apply to a new bill aimed at creating jobs,” and would be “unlikely to affect the approximately $900 billion health-care bill.” 

Boned Jello
Indonesia mulls tearing down Obama statue

Joe Klein: Americans Are Stupid
Absolutely amazing poll results from CNN today about the $787 stimulus package: nearly three out of four Americans think the money has been wasted.