Friday, June 10, 2011

Alabama sets nation's toughest immigration law

Alabama sets nation's toughest immigration law

Der Enforcer

Cracker Wants a Polly

The Reunion

  Jan, Sue and Mary hadn't seen each other since High School. They rediscovered each other via a reunion website and arranged to meet for lunch at a wine bar.

Jan arrived first wearing beige Versace. She ordered a bottle of Pinot Grigio.

Sue arrived soon after, dressed in a gray Chanel. After the obligatory kisses, she joined Jan in a glass of wine.

Then Mary walked in - - dressed in blue jeans and boots, wearing a faded old t-shirt. She too shared the wine.

Jan explained that after High School and graduating from Princeton in Classics, she met and married Tom, with whom she had a beautiful daughter - Susanna. Tom is a partner in a New York leading law firm. They live in a 4,000 sq ft co-op on 5th Avenue , where Susanna attends drama school. They have a second home in Phoenix .

Poll Parrot
Sue related that she graduated from Harvard Med School and became a surgeon. Her husband, Clive, is a leading Wall Street investment banker. They live in Southampton on Long Island and have a second home in Naples , Florida.

Mary explained that after High School, she ran off with her boyfriend, Jim. They own a tropical bird park in Colorado and grow their own veggies. Jim can stand 6 parrots, side by side, on his penis.

Halfway down the 3d bottle of wine, and several hours later, Jan blurted out that her husband was actually a cashier at Wal-Mart. They live in a small apartment in Brooklyn and have a travel trailer parked at a nearby storage facility.

Sue, embarrassed and feeling guilty, and encouraged by her dear friend's honestly, confesses that she and her husband are both nurse's aids in a retirement home. They live in New Jersey and take their vacations on camping trips to Alabama.

Mary admits that the 6th parrot has to stand on one leg.


So, who's stupid?

For them what need something to respond with ...
Only now it turns out that she was right about Paul Revere’s midnight ride and the press claque was wrong. Even the professors say so, though they’re grudging to the point of churlishness. “Basically,” says Brendan McConville, a history professor at Boston University, “when Paul Revere was stopped by the British, he did say to them, ‘Look, there is a mobilization going on that you’ll be confronting.’” Revere, an honest tradesman,  probably didn’t employ “professor-speak” in the heat of the moment, with words like “mobilization” and “confronting,” but we can take the point. In the account of the most famous midnight ride in American history, the professor says, “the British are aware as they’re marching down the countryside they hear church bells ringing—she was right about that—and warning shots being fired. That’s accurate.”
Sarah was right
Hell, I didn't know that part
Patrick Leehey of the Paul
 Revere House in Boston says the midnight rider was probably bluffing his Redcoat captors, so maybe it could be construed that Revere was in fact warning the British. “But I don’t know if that’s really what Mrs. Palin was referring to.” Prof. McConville was even less gracious conceding that Mrs. Palin had got it right. He wouldn’t concede that her remarks were based on scholarship. No Ph.D, no tenure for her. “I would call her lucky in her comments.”
She gets it right,  You betcha; Wesley Pruden on June 7, 2011 ]
Y'all remember the media hysteria— after Sarah paused during an interview with Charlie Gibson?  Over what they saw as a "gotcha"  question?

Gibson, "Do you agree with the Bush doctrine?"

Palin,   "In what respect, Charlie?"

Poor, stupid Sarah.  Doesn't even know what the Bush Doctrine is. Just like she doesn't know U.S. history.   Of course, neither did Gibson before being  prepped with ambush questions.  But, as Charles Krauthammer was quick to point out,  Sarah was right to ask.  There are several aspects of "The Bush Doctrine."  He knows, because he created  it

Like being mistakenly charged with being a pedophile, getting exonerated doesn't undo the damage, nor restore your reputation.  The media knew this Just another stitch in the "she's an idiot" tapestry they were weaving. One  of the few who did acknowledge Krauthammer's correction was the uberunctious WaPost progressive,  E.J. Dionne.  His Jack Armstrong moment (."Where I part company with Charles ... ),  escaping the snake filled pit,  is a beauty.  

It appears then that Sarah Palin, like Ronald Reagan, has a good deal more depth than anyone is wiling to acknowledge.

Metastasized Democrats

Police Arrest A Bunch Of Folks In Europe For Linking To Infringing Content

After the US lobbyists complained about, an online site that linked to (but did not store, copy, reproduce, transmit, etc.) infringing works, apparently European law enforcement decided to "do something." Working off of a Dresden-based warrant, police raided homes in Germany, Spain, France and the Netherlands and arrested 13 people, with a 14th still being sought— [TechDirt]

DNC metastasizing

A commenter asked
"Let's say that I link to a video someone else uploaded on YouTube that is violating an MPAA copyright. How am I liable for infringement of copyright if I neither uploaded the video nor made a copy of the video by posting the link?"
Another answered
I don't know what the european laws are on the subject. Under Protect IP in order to be actionable the linking site would have to be both dedicated to infringing activities AND have no other significant commercial purpose. So using your example, I'd say the answer is no.

The real issue, and problem:
  1. "US lobbyists complained"
  2. Increasing numbers of American judges who believe it's okay to use European court decisions as precedent.
  3. New U.S. Precedent
These and other nettlesome threats against freedom are, of course, simply the Democratic Party metastasizing.  ZAP!

Ron Reagan ATC


I've had this sitting on my DVR for awhile, with the idea to extract some clips from it. The message here is important. The time has come.  Yeah, I just captured it with my hand held  Brownie.  For the younguns - Brownie refers to the iconic Kodak camera, not the other. 

Fun With Cupcakes

The *badump*dump* is in the gif

It was a recipe for disaster. [*badump*dump*] British intelligence agency MI6 and Britain’s [GCHQ] cooked up a cyberattack and hacked into terror group Al Qaeda’s online magazine “Inspire” — replacing bomb-making instructions with cupcake recipes ….

When followers of Al Qaeda … tried to download the 67-page instructions for how to “Make a bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom” by “The AQ Chef,” the terrorists were instead greeted with a web page of recipes for “The Best Cupcakes in America” published by the “Ellen DeGeneres Show,” the newspaper reported.

The *badump*dump* is in the .gif

The American Penis

He said penis

The Obvious Truth

SIGMUND FREUD has established for all time that a cigar can be a penis substitute. At about the same time Rudyard Kipling observed that while a woman was only a woman, "a good cigar was a smoke." Lighting up and reflecting on this, Sigmund Freud agreed that a cigar could, in certain places, be "only a cigar." For nearly three decades now, millions of American men, including even politicians such as Nancy Pelosi, have been unable to make this fundamental distinction.

Reformed American Penis
In  this allegorical  tour de force by vanderleun, a review of recent goings-on through the eyes, er ... eye of the American Penis (AP) .
In any reasonable society this signal failure of perception would be a tragedy shared by both sexes. But fortunately for the future of the country, millions of American women have lately come to prefer cigars to penises. Their decision is not utterly without a sunny side since millions of American men have decided - faced with this doleful feminine reality and subsequent weight gain - to prefer penises to both cigars and women.

Both of these responses are islands of light in an era of increasing darkness, but the central tragedy still remains. If things are not clearly out of hand in America's sexual circus (And indeed the declining birth rate and rising divorce rate demonstrates that things are probably all too often in hand), then they are at least at sixes and nines. In this paper we will study the reasons for the decline of the American Penis, and what can be done to hasten its resurrection. [more stand-up comedy]

End comments as delicious as this from WonHuangLo extend the fun.

Do your balls hang low,
Can you tie 'em in a bow,
Can you throw 'em over your shoulder,
Like a continental soldier,
Do you swing 'em to the left,
Do you swing 'em to the right,
Do your balls hang low.

Clap Clap Clap   [Ahem]

L. Lohan

Also, don't hang with Paris Hilston and Britney Spears


Tragic. It  almost looks like Lindsay Lohan (that is Lindsay Lohan isn't it?) is on meth.

Wisconsin Donks Face Recall

Recalls against all 3 targeted
Democrat WI State Senators certified


Who's that knocking at my door said the fair young maiden?

On the floor with hands behind your head bitch!

Damn, They Busting In Ppl's Doors Over Student Loans Now!?!: Dept. Of Education Uses SWAT Team To Break Down Stockton Man's Door & Collect On Defaulted Loan!
Creating a culture of entitlement and the notion of free money is something our recent government excels at.
So is drawing the longbow.  Still, I can't help think of that lady who swooned after Obama's election ,  "No more gas or house payments!"  Knock-Knock. 


Princely Gaffes

Britian's Joe Biden (but with a touch of class)

As Prince Philip turns 90, relive some of his most hilarious gaffes

A Princely Phart

A few samples ....

‘You look like you’re ready for bed!’ To the President of Nigeria, who was wearing traditional robes.

‘Do you still throw spears at each other?’ To Aboriginal leader William Brin during a visit to the Aboriginal Cultural Park in Queensland, 2002.

‘We don’t come here for our health. We can think of other ways of enjoying ourselves.’ On a trip to Canada in 1976.


‘I would like to go to Russia very much — although the bastards murdered half my family.’ In 1967, when asked if he would like to visit the Soviet Union.

‘You can’t have been here that long — you haven’t got a pot belly.’ To a British tourist he met during a tour of Hungarian capital Budapest in 1993.

Nigerian Jammies

‘How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to pass the test?’ To a Scottish driving instructor in 1995.


‘If you stay here much longer, you will go home with slitty eyes.’ To a British student on a visit to China in 1986.


‘You are a woman, aren’t you?’ To a Kenyan woman in 1984, after accepting a state gift.

‘If it doesn’t fart or eat hay, she isn’t interested.’ On his daughter, Princess Anne.

‘When a man opens the car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.’


‘What do you gargle with — pebbles?’ To Tom Jones, after the Royal Variety Performance, 1969. He later added: ‘It is very difficult at all to see how it is possible to become immensely valuable by singing what I think are the most hideous songs.’

‘Oh, it’s you that owns that ghastly car, is it? We often see it when driving to Windsor Castle.’ To near-neighbour Elton John after hearing that he had sold his Watford FC-themed Aston Martin in 2001.


‘People think there’s a rigid class system here, but dukes have been known to marry chorus girls. Some have even married Americans.’ In 2000.


‘You have mosquitos. I have the Press.’ To the matron of a hospital in the Caribbean

The Full Monty


A Nice WMD

Fanniegate: Gamechanger For The GOP?
The Republican Party and especially its Tea Party wing have just acquired a new weapon of mass destruction —

Sniffing out the stink

That WMD is in the form of a book written by New York Times business analyst  Gretchen Morgenson and noted financial analyst Joshua Rosner.  It's titled Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon, and pulls no punches.
The villains?  An unholy alliance between Wall Street, the Democratic establishment, community organizing groups like ACORN and La Raza, and politicians like Barney Frank, Nancy Pelosi and Henry Cisneros.  (Frank got a cushy job for a lover, Pelosi got a job and layoff protection for a son, Cisneros apparently got a license to mint money bilking Mexican-Americans of their life savings in cheesy housing developments.)
Did I mention it's written by the New York Times business analyst?  I wonder if the Times will review it?  Walter Russell Mead  writes that the Morgenson/Rosner story is a simple and easily grasped one, even by people who don't know squat about the financial markets.   
The Great Villain, the man who almost ruined America according to the book, is James Johnson, long one of the most important members of the Democratic establishment.  He ran Walter Mondale’s campaign.  He chaired John Kerry’s search for a vice-president — the brilliantly executed search that chose the revered anti-poverty warrior John Edwards.

Anybody who opposed Jim Johnson’s get rich scheme was a racist who hated the poor.  Political correctness married Wall Street chicanery as Maxine Waters, Chris Dodd and Barney Frank led the band; crooked accountants and clueless rating agencies performed the ceremony; big government dowered the couple with a debt guarantee and bankers dressed as flower girls showered the happy pair in a confetti of junk mortgages and junk bonds.

This is a story that most of you know;  a story that even Saturday Night Live grasped just days after the markets melted.  Still, seeing it in print is heady stuff.  Here's a few snippets  to wet your appetites.
If the GOP can make this narrative mainstream, and put this picture into the heads of voters nationwide, the Democrats are toast.

2 crooksFannie Mae would adopt the goal of increasing the percentage of Americans who owned their own homes, targeting the inner city poor who, allegedly, were blocked from home ownership by racial discrimination.  (A bogus study to this effect was widely circulated; devastating criticisms and rebuttals quietly ignored.) This is where such luminaries of the American political scene as ACORN and La Raza get into the act.  They served as cheerleaders for Johnson’s self-enrichment plan, camouflaging a Wall Street rip-off by hymning its benefits for the poor.

The story illustrates everything the Tea Party thinks about the corrupt Washington establishment and the evils of big government.  It demonstrates the limits on the ability of government programs to help the poor.  It converts a complicated economic story into a simple morality play — with Dems as the villain.

It links President Obama (through appointments, associations and friendships) with the worst elements of the Clinton legacy and it blunts some key Democratic talking points.

There are many powerful Wall Street figures who are closely linked to the Democrats, however, and the James Johnson story puts a face on that alliance. 

The American establishment does not have the necessary moral strength and intellectual acuity to run the affairs of this country; Tea Party believers will find much in this book that confirms their worst fears.

Paul Krugman once told me that he thought that Enron would have a greater impact on American politics than 9/11.  He was wrong about that scandal, but if the GOP plays its cards right, Fanniegate could push this country into a new political era.

I happened to read this yesterday,  on a site called - The Union,Com
The subprime crisis was caused primarily by the crash of real estate values and not by risky loans.
This is not going to be easy,  and the Republican establishment is incapable.  I hope Tea Partiers still have some of that 2010 magic& moxie  left.