Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Reward Bids

Guess she'll win the Nobel Prize niw


I think it's safe to say there's a national affection for Sarah.

Obamacy Jokes

Invoking Alinsky '5'
Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It’s hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.
Letterman: Vice President Joe Bidens birthday party was over the weekend. President Obama was so excited he asked Biden to attend in his place.

Leno: Tough decision for President Obama this week: Pardon the turkey or Democrat Rep. Charlie Rangel.

Leno: House Democrats just elected Nancy Pelosi as their minority leader for the new Congress. Why mess with success, right?
Conan: Levi Johnston says he’s not going to do any more interviews. Says he’s already used all the words he knows.

Leno: Michelle Obama announces her plan to install 6,000 salad bars at schools across the nation. They expect as many as three students to use them.

Letterman: In these times you know you’re having a bad day when your body scan at the airport gets the guards laughing.

Conan: Oprah Winfrey is reportedly considering buying a property in New Jersey. The property is called, “New Jersey.”

Pea brain in a brick head

Culture Quiz
One of these statements contains an element of truth.  Which one?
(click the date for answer)
Barack Obama teases that he might run for president. But he is unqualified - not just in the (let me count the) usual ways, but because he does not know the country.  [2005]

Cultural Abyss
Sarah Palin teases that she might run for president. But she is unqualified - not just in the (let me count the) usual ways, but because she does not know the country.  [2010]

I have a better chance of communicating with a Ubangi, using sign language, than with all the Richard Cohens I share space and air with.  To Cohen, I am an ignorant if not stupid man; the country, a collection of interest groups defined by skin color.   Sigh.  Knife fight.

Hymn, Hymn, EF Him

McCain Tries to wrest AZ GOP
control from conservatives

(who coincidentally hate his fkn guts
because this is what he does)

The normally routine elections are fast turning into a referendum on McCain‘s influence. Last evening, in McCain’s home District 11, the long knives were out as the liberal wing of the Republican Party took out conservatives in a bloodbath that included keeping state Republican Chairman Randy Pullen from serving as a state committeeman. This means he is not able to run for reelection as the state chairman.

John "HIM-HIM-F-" McCain
Pullen is currently Treasurer of the Republican National Committee.

This McCain power grab is stunningly inconsistent with the citizen activism witnessed in the retaking of congressional seats being reclaimed by conservatives in CD 1 and 5, as well as the exceedingly close races waged by GOP Platform-based newcomers against entrenched liberals Grijalva and Giffords. The Arizona state legislature is solidly in conservative hands.

The No Sodomy Law Excuse

Clap-Trap Roosting

So, Do You Feel Safer Now?
It's reflection time at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. When the inhabitants of the white house and their minions are not milking their fading authority to smash and grab as much as they can, they are busy spinning history to describe their positive accomplishments. All they have is the fact that we have not had a major terrorist incident "on U.S. soil" since 9-11. For this, they figure, Americans should be expansively grateful to the lamest duck.

And a very weak hand it is. It's sort of a perverse variation on "Other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?" Other than 9-11, we have been pretty safe during the Bush years, huh?

Challenging the "Bush made us safe" meme is not merely a matter of partisan squabbling. The meme is intended as cover for an astoundingly broad range of failed policies, arguably the worst of any presidency ...
[The Democratic Strategist Challenging the 'Bush Kept Us Safe' Meme, December 2008

Were Safer NOW- Thanks Barry

Please sir, can I have another?

Chucking The Fourth
What's Next?


An ABC/Washington Post poll shows by a 64%-32% margin, Americans favor airport body scanners, but by a 50%-48% margin they say the pat-downs go too far. 

Putting aside for the moment my reluctance to accept poll results conducted by the Democrat Media Complex, I'll accept the results and respond: what a stinking, crying shame that 64%, and 32% of us, to one degree or another, are willing to cede our Fourth Amendment rights to the government - especially this government. </Putting Aside>

One of the reasons I hate polls like this is they lend themselves to push-pull manipulation.

1. Are you personally worried about losing your job or life's savings, or do you think the risk is not that great? (IF WORRIED) Would you say you are very worried or only somewhat?
-------Worried------- Not

2. What do you think is more important right now - (for the federal government to implement a plan that protects you against losing everything, even if that intrudes on your neighbor's plans to buy some luxury items); or (for the federal government not to intrude on your neighbors personal greed, even if that limits its ability to save you from abject poverty and losing everything you have)?
Implement ......  Don’t Implement.

*Modeled on two questions from the ABC/POST Poll

That the TSA could have chosen a less intrusive screening machine, and chose not to, raises questions like ones raised in this American Thinker article, which begins:

There are still some to whom it seems alarmist to assert that the execrable Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is in a purposeful confrontation with the American people.

It's always good to look askance at any gummint plan, but with this administration it's reasonable to view everything they propose as a Jap Zero  diving on the Arizona. 

PS - Poll finds Americans hate TSA antics even more this week than they did last week (Ahem)