Monday, November 15, 2010

Blind Luck

Catch of the Day

Did Bill Ayers write this one too?

Obama's first children's book hits stores

President Barack Obama's friend Bill Ayers has ghostwritten  two bestselling books for adults: Dreams From My Father and The Audacity of Hope. Now President Obama is delving solo into the world of children's literature.


Tomorrow, Submission (Al-Jazeera Press, $17.99) hits bookstore shelves. The 31-page picture book geared to ages 3 and up is touted as "a moving tribute to nineteen groundbreaking Muslim pilots and the ideals that have shaped their nations, mainly Saudi Arabia."

Obama highlights his greatest heroes whose traits he sees in his own two daughters. He writes about the artistry of Saul David Alinsky, the courage of Mohamed Atta, and the patriotism of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed .

The book is illustrated by Loren Long, who has painted pictures of Sasha and Malia Obama and their dog, along with the 19 heroic hijackers as kids and grown-ups. Long is also known for her work on picture books by Madonna and Frank McCourt.

Book royalties will go to a scholarship fund for children of insurgents killed or disabled in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Obama completed Submission before taking office in January last year.

Do you plan on buying a copy for your children?

Kind of like Liberals

Wait:  It's a Trick!
Mahometans in London try to pretend that they're unreasonable scumbags incapable of assimilating into non-
Mahometan cultures, and  security risks to any nation they gain a foothold in. 

Good thing I warned you that it was only a trick, wot.  You might otherwise have believed that they're a ticking time-bomb that requires immediate dismantling.
Tim W


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Anthony Watts punctuates his post with this George Carlin classic (caution - where there's Carlin,  there's "fucks").

Visitors from a planet named NBC

1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9 ...

From the moment Olbermann was found to have donated money to three Democratic candidates, there has been a deepening sense of anger and frustration among his colleagues ... several of NBC’s front-line stars, including Tom Brokaw, have expressed concern to management that Olbermann has badly damaged MSNBC’s reputation for independence.

Another piller falls

Today's DRUDGE

The terrorists have won

The terrorists won November 4, 2008 but who's keeping track.

Keypad misdirection

Today's Why?

The combination is ...


Michael Steele's dark night
of the soul will never end
What Message?
 Apparently not, reports The Daily Caller's Jon Ward. "There is still no consensus candidate to run against RNC Chairman Michael Steele," the Daily Caller's Jon WardWard writes.  "But that no longer worries Steele's adversaries, who told The DC that they believe the embattled chairman does not have the support he needs to win 85 votes when the RNC's 168 members vote on Jan. 11."

For almost a solid week, Republican insiders looked at House returns and possibly thought to themselves, Maybe that whole lesbian bondage thing was good for us. And then they remembered all the outside money, Haley Barbour's baritone, Karl Rove and Sarah Palin's acrylic-clawed cat fight, and Steele posing for those silly pictures with his interns, and the truth hit them like a ton of bricks: Lowered. Expectations.  A month ago most thought he could not be beaten, said one Republican who is involved in the effort to find an alternative. Today most think he cannot win. PRO-FOUND!

PDS or what?

Theater of the Absurd

Sarah Maximus

My first inclination is to invoke PDS (Palin Deranged Syndrome) to explain this absurd Los Angeles Times op-ed piece,  Palin and Reagan by Craig Fehrman.  But then I'm thinking, "is Fehrman victim, or embittered  propagator?"   Think AIDS patient, and AIDS patient who spits in people's face in order to spread the disease.  What do you think?

First stanza:

"Sarah Palin's Alaska" didn't debut until Sunday night, but the former governor has been defending it for weeks. After Karl Rove wondered how a reality show fit "the American calculus of 'that helps me see you in the Oval Office,'" Fox News gave Palin a chance to respond. "You know, I agree with that," she said. "Those standards have to be high for someone who would ever want to run for president, like, um, wasn't Ronald Reagan an actor? Wasn't he in 'Bedtimes for Bonzo,' 'Bozo' or something?"

Defending it for weeks?  What is there to defend?   Fehrman used that to shoe-horn in "After Karl Rove wondered how a reality show fit "the American calculus ... .'" WTF?

Karl Rove is a technician.  He put together the Bush field apparatus that saved the nation twice - from Al Gore, and then John Kerry.  That era's prevailing zeitgeist, fostered by sore loser democrats, that Bush was too stupid to cut his own meat meant others must be pulling his strings.   Karl Rove and Dick Cheney were the puppeteers who actually flew drones into the WTC and dialed up Hurricane Katrina.  But Karl Rove is part of the GOP establishment hierarchy ...  that has been waging war against Sarah Palin, and now the TeaParty.  Just so you know the context.

She said Bonzo!
He's got her trapped now, wot.

The movie was "Bedtime for Bonzo," but no matter: What Palin should have mentioned was "General Electric Theater," the television show Reagan hosted and occasionally starred in from 1954 to 1962. It would have made Palin's point nicely. Instead, her comment hinted at a different one altogether: that Palin has an appallingly and disturbingly superficial knowledge of Reagan's career and principles

What About Death Valley Days?  What about 20 Mule Team Borax-- Mr. Caster-of-stones?  Sheesh. This important stuff eventually leads to the principle indictment of Mrs.Sarah Palin.

This summer, speaking to a California crowd, Palin suggested that "it was destiny that the man who went to California's Eureka College would become so woven within and interlinked to the Golden State." Reagan's alma mater is in Eureka, Ill. It was embarrassing, but apparently not for Palin. For her purposes, the details -- and a whole lot more -- simply do not matter.

It's no excuse that Sarah was a sophomore, playing high school basketballSarah Super-Star when His Maximus became president.  No excuse at all to ignorantly  think the ex-Governor of California grew up in Eureka, CA, and not Eureak IL.  I cannot defend her anymore.  Unless she gets a teleprompter. Sigh.