Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sayeth vicar Gore, "Let;s dicker."

The Two Randy Vicars
Iowas Hawk=Genius

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 happened that in Washingtown-on-Beltway there once ministered to the shire folk two vicars of remarkable and resolute piety. Polite history shall record their names and peerages as the Reverend John St. Edwards, Lord Plaintiff of Durham, and the Reverend Albert des Gores II, Earl Carbonet of Greenhouse. It shall likewise note well that each man, in his fashion, was a virtuoso upon his respective pulpit. What it shan't record, however, is each man's slavish indenture to the base desires of the flesh. As every schoolboy knows, as well he does his Latin infinitives, few are those men whose breeches are immune to the Devil's disturbances. In the case of our two ill-fortuned subjects, Lucifer himself seemed to take particular delight in presenting ribald temptations and the debasing consequences that follow. Herein lies their tale.

Of our first subject, the Vicar John, let us note that he overcame a birth of low station through vigorous enterprise, fine grooming, and a tongue deft in weaving tragic tales of indigence; first as a simple shire barrister and then as an ordained minister at the Abbey of Washingtown. "Brethren, in my travels I have observed that we live in two shires," he was wont to tell his rapt parishioners. "One with which you are familiar; whose roofs are handsomely thatched and in whose plump bellies rest a gluttonous supper of lamb's-pudding. Yet, and alas, there is another shire; one in which dwell the miserable wretches laid low by our sinful and unrepentant avarice. Wretches like this unfortunate filthy lad, who has not a morsel eaten in the last fortnight."

Upon which he would dispatch some soiled and peckish urchin into the congregation with the offering-basket, to fetch indulgences from the weeping flock of penitents. These sermons and indulgences proved quite lucrative to Vicar John, and he soon lavished upon himself great indulgences of his own; a baronial rectory in the country-side, satin waistcoats and breeches, silver buckle pumps, the finest Italianate wigs, and a staff of haberdashers and barbers for their tending. From Huffingtown to Pandagon to
... continued
Marc Miller


Berwick: Bigger Than Kagan

Barack Obama's incredible "recess appointment" of Dr. Donald Berwick to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is probably the most significant domestic-policy personnel decision in a generation. It is more important to the direction of the country than Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court.

You can read it, or watch it while you oil your action. 


Precious Diversity

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But what Espenshade and Radford found in regard to what they call "career-oriented activities" was truly shocking even to this hardened veteran of the campus ideological and cultural wars.

 Participation in such Red State activities as high school ROTC, 4-H clubs, or the Future Farmers of America was found to reduce very substantially a student's chances of gaining admission to the competitive private colleges in the NSCE database on an all-other-things-considered basis. The admissions disadvantage was greatest for those in leadership positions in these activities or those winning honors and awards. "Being an officer or winning awards" for such career-oriented activities as junior ROTC, 4-H, or Future Farmers of America, say Espenshade and Radford, "has a significantly negative association with admission outcomes at highly selective institutions." Excelling in these activities "is associated with 60 or 65 percent lower odds of admission."
[Ramesh Ponnuru- . . . But Not That Kind of Diversity ]

Dems are drooling

This 'Splains it Lucy.

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I  earlier referenced a largely positive Sarah Palin story (Sarah Palin in '12? Why She's for Real), by Mark Halperin no less, and alarm bells rang.  Now I think I know why, via John McCormack.  . 

Public Policy Polling (PPP) , which I view as being on par with Rasmussen when it comes to accuracy, reports that right now Obama  "trails Mitt Romney 46-43, Mike Huckabee 47-45, Newt Gingrich 46-45, and is even tied with Sarah Palin at 46.." 

So, what's that got to do with the price of blow?  Time's new poll has some very different numbers that make Sarah their candidate of choice.

  "Obama clobbered Palin, 55%-34%, in a hypothetical 2012 matchup that should have Democrats salivating."

Salivating.  Isn't that just another name for drooling?  For some, drool rules.

Beat them with baseball bats

Hippies: Still Disgusting

Filthy Animals?


HOUSE OF FILTH: 100 Animals Removed; Nearly 2 feet of feces...


Maw, there's green snot all over the walls!

"To hell with the Republicans!
They're anti-American!"

Ed Schultz in  full  meltdown during his radio program
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The desperation on the Left -- as they realize November is going to be very bad for Democrats likely ending that "Hopey Changey Thingy" -- is beginning to come to a boil.

On Wednesday, liberal talker Ed Schultz had a full on meltdown during his radio program as he screamed, "To hell with the Republicans! They're anti-American!"

But that was just the start, for moments later, he called Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) "ball-less" once again shouting, "You won't do the nuke option for the American people and shove the Republicans into the ditch! Shove those bastards right into the dirthole!"

Apparently still speaking to Reid, Schultz said, "And if I'm too excited or too passionate for you, I'm giving you the finger right now! Because I don't give a damn" (audio follows with transcript and commentary, h/t Twitter's @secularstupiddd):

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*Still more snortz*
ABC's Z. Byron Wolf Confused: Why Don't Americans Support Awesome Dems?

I remember when the left was selling Ed Schultz as the superstar antidote for Rush Limbaugh. Jaysuz but are they stupid as a wad of green  phlegm, or what?

Chelene Nightingale 4 Gov.

Who is Chelene Nightingale?
Answer:  She's not Meg Whitman
Too stupid to be Governor

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Barn Army Endorsed

No sooner do I write about Sarah Palin's"Horsemen," one of whom is California candidate for gubenor, Meg Whitman, than I find this.

“No a la Proposici n 187 y no a la ley de Arizona.”
Translation: “No on Proposition 187 and no on the Arizona law.”

So say the new billboards for Meg Whitman, the Republican candidate for governor.

The billboards, along with Spanish-language radio commercials, aim to court latino voters.

But political observers say they might not achieve that goal and they could drive away some conservatives and anti-illegal-immigration activists who support Arizona’s new law, known as S.B. 1070.

But Benjamin Bishin, a political science professor at University of California, Riverside, said voters who support S.B. 1070 don’t have a better option.

Excuse moi

One gubernatorial candidate, American Independent Chelene Nightingale, supports the Arizona law.


Natural Curiosity

The Truth Is Out There

Real Deals

Sarah Palin
Defacto GOP Chairman?

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Atlanta Journal  Constipation Political Insider Jim Galloway addresses The power of a Facebook post by Sarah Palin.   
From somewhere in cyberspace on Monday, perhaps over lunch at her desk, Sarah Palin typed a few words in praise of Karen Handel and hit the “share” button on her Facebook page.

Sarah Palin, left, speaks at a June event in Duluth; and Republican candidate for governor Karen Handel. Associated Press.

Within hours, the GOP’s polite race for governor of Georgia cracked wide open.

Republicans are free to dispute the former Alaskan governor’s judgment when it comes to choosing a favorite in Tuesday’s primary.

But they cannot question the political phenomenon that Palin has become in the otherwise dead air of a sultry primary season — especially in Republican races for governor.

Nikki Haley of South Carolina in May. Mary Fallin of Oklahoma and Terry Branstad of Iowa in June. And then Palin singled out Handel — “this good conservative reformer.” (cont)
I haven't spent a lick of time comparing the virtues of Sarah's horsemen against their vanquished opponents.   At this point what matters to me is that entrenched GOP apparatchiks are being replaced by outsiders who, in Sarah's view, are true conservatives.  Conservatives who, once elected,  hopefully, will not knuckle under to  the prevailing herd mentality.  "Oooh let's not question Obama's past because we'll be called names.  They can  come to town packing heat and carrying rope. I feel that tingle creeping up my leg. OH GOD - YES YES! 

RUH-ROH - The Kiss of Death for Sarah's politcal future?  Time Magazine saying "she's for real?"