Sunday, January 31, 2010

Where slander and libel meet the road

The New York Times.  Again.
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The New York Times today printed  "High Jinks to Handcuffs for Landrieu Provocateur"   Obviously penned before the story was shown to be a tempest in a teacup, with corrections asked for and received by much of the duped media, the Times decided to eat the pig they paid for.

The paper's reputation is so ruined that I'm relived of any responsibility to sling mud.  This is for fun.  An example of what could easily pass for a  parody from Onion.
One of those arrested was Stan Dai, 24, a former editor in chief of the irreverent GW Patriot at George Washington University, where he published an anti-feminist article lampooning the play “The Vagina Monologues.” His version was called “The Penis Monologues.”

Another was Mr. Basel, 24, the co-founder of a conservative publication at the University of Minnesota, Morris, that features headlines like “Third World Countries Need Sweatshops” and “I Hate Che Guevara T-Shirts.”
*gasp* Those bastards!


SNL Does Scott Brown
Lamely, I thought

Make sure you use safety glasses

Boned JelloWhoops
 I guess we've all been there?

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The man who called 911 about the incident admitted attaching the sex toy to the saw and then using the high-powered, homemade device on his partner, according to the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office.

The saw cut through the plastic toy and ... 

This is Sparta

Pop culture

The Week in Playback

Messican Killers

 Mexicans of the Bad Kind

This is a clip from a documentary about the Mexican drug cartels.  I sums up in 90 seconds what we're up against.  Check out Rolling Stone's Investigation  (first posted last September) for a look into how sophisticated they've become, and how utterly pathological they remain.  Looking at how we're dealing with al-Qaeda terrorists in this country will tell you how much chance we have of ending the threat.  Which is why I should be running Homeland Security.

Fresh Air

 The Star Spangled Banner
 Like your gramma remembers it

The Snowe-Ho

 Déjà vu
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Frank Rich

 This is Rich

The State of the Union Is Comatose

Published: January 30, 2010

HANDS down, the State of the Union’s big moment was Barack Obama’s direct hit on the delicate sensibilities of the Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. The president was right to blast the 5-to-4 decision giving corporate interests an even greater stranglehold over a government they already regard as a partially owned onshore subsidiary. How satisfying it was to watch him provoke Alito into a “You lie!” snit. Here was a fight we could believe in.
I think I found the prollem. Notice that the The New York Times Newsroom Navigator  does not list among it's resources The New York Times.  That's prolly why Rich missed Supreme Court and the law reporter Linda Greenhouse's  au contraire explanation last week.  Some quotage:

This time, Justice Alito shook his head as if to rebut the president’s characterization of the Citizens United decision, and seemed to mouth the words “not true.” Indeed, Mr. Obama’s description of the holding of the case was imprecise. He said the court had “reversed a century of law.”

The law that Congress enacted in the populist days of the early 20th century prohibited direct corporate contributions to political campaigns. That law was not at issue in the Citizens United case, and is still on the books. Rather, the court struck down a more complicated statute that barred corporations and unions from spending money directly from their treasuries — as opposed to their political action committees — on television advertising to urge a vote for or against a federal candidate in the period immediately before the election.
A  bit more hubris from Rich was him saying  "John McCain epitomizes the unpatriotic opposition."  Tsk-tsk.  There is no shortage of unpatriotic peeps in this nation, but I don't think refusing to roll over for Obama's legislative initiatives qualifies.  When well known Americans travel overseas, and call our President guilty of war crimes, that's unpatriotic.  When a newspaper discloses" the existence of a program to discover planned Al Qaeda terrorist operations on U.S. soil," thats unpatriotic treasonous.  Frank Rich is guilty of being Olbermann-istic, a capital crime in the journalism bidness. 

Big Deals

 Today's BFD

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Papa John's Coupon Code: PJNFL - XL Pizza with up to 4 toppings and a Cinnapie for $13.99

Your cat's on the roof

In Passing

 In Passing
Upon These Rocks We Staked America's Sovereignty?

and other bullets we must keep dodging

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IPCC now in Bizarroland: Pachauri releases “smutty” romance novel
Just when you think things can’t get any more bizarre with the IPCC, having just learned that the IPPC 2007 report used magazine articles for references, head of the IPCC, Dr. Rajenda Pachauri, provides comedy gold. According to the UK Telegraph, he’s just released what they describe as a “smutty” romance novel, Return to Almora laced with steamy sex, lots of sex. Oh, and Shirley MacLaine.

And The Him waggled his executive staff member and spake, "Look around. Is there anyone here we missed?"
The Obama administration is considering several steps that would review the legality of college football's  Bowl Championship Series

Lord Obama accuses Republicans of portraying health care overhaul legislation as a "Bolshevik plot."
Oh and one last thing, did he give them the finger?

Decoding Biden
His op-ed is something more.  It addresses, head-on, a touchy topic that the administration prefers either to avoid or to speak about in platitudes: The maintenance of America’s nuclear forces in the face of the president’s nuclear free world agenda.

#HealthCare FAIL: How The Dems Botched Their Signature Legislation
You know how the saying goes: Success has a thousand fathers, but failure is an orphan. And you can be sure that if health care reform fails, the people below will make like John Edwards--quick-like.

With enemies like these ... . LOL.

Pelosi Lied About Waterboarding
During an interview for my book, a former top intelligence official told me he was shocked when Pelosi made this claim, because, he said, in the same time frame that she admits she was briefed on waterboarding, she stopped a different covert operation by going to the White House to complain. The White House actually pulled back the top-secret document authorizing the action that had already been signed by President Bush, and revised it to meet Pelosi’s demands.

Health Care Reform Expected -- In Some Form
Bloggers Discuss Fate Of Legislation This Year. Plus: Who Benefits Most From The Supreme Court's Citizens United Ruling?

Is Spending Money on Air Superiority Really a Waste, Mr. President?

It was called “the most outstanding fighter plane ever built.”

No other country had anything like it.

It did, however, have two enemies that it was powerless against: Barack Hussein Obama and the United States Senate.