Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Ridicule in motion


Like dealing with the Taliban ...

    Targeting John Roberts
      The Senate Taliban try to intimidate the High Court on ObamaCare.

Res Ipsa Loquitur

You can tell the Supreme Court is getting closer to its historic ObamaCare ruling because the left is making one last attempt to intimidate the Justices. The latest effort includes taunting Chief Justice John Roberts that if the Court overturns any of the law, he'll forever be defined as a partisan "activist."

Senate Judiciary Chairman Pat Leahy recently took the extraordinary step of publicly lobbying the Chief Justice after oral argument but before its ruling. "I trust that he will be a Chief Justice for all of us and that he has a strong institutional sense of the proper role of the judicial branch," the Democrat declared on the Senate floor. "The conservative activism of recent years has not been good for the Court."
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He added that, "Given the ideological challenge to the Affordable Care Act and the extensive, supportive precedent, it would be extraordinary for the Supreme Court not to defer to Congress in this matter that so clearly affects interstate commerce." [Full]

Let's hope the justices have extra bodyguards detailed to them.  Ahem.  Not  joking.


Here's to you Mr. Robinson ... La la la

Trent Lott's still alive

Liars and Weasels

Trent Lott Now Supports Ceding Maritime Sovereignty to UN
  • Republican senators who have openly supported ratification include Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Arizona Sen. John McCain.
  • Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has praised Lott’s advocacy in support of ratification, saying, “Seeing Trent Lott in the room, I feel a hell of a lot better about the chances for ratification.”

             A History of Empty Promises from this Mississippi Carbuncle         

Lott said that he no longer believes the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea — also known as the Law of the Sea Treaty — would “cede our national sovereignty, both militarily and economically,” as he said five years ago when the issue was last brought before the Senate.

The treaty would grant the United Nations unprecedented taxing authority over American companies by transferring permitting and royalty payments currently made to the U.S. government for offshore drilling to the International Seabed Authority, a U.N.-created agency that would have the power to redistribute billions of dollars to other countries.

It would also commit the United States to accept international arbitration of maritime disputes.

For three decades, the United States has declined to sign on.

What?  A hypocrite for lobbying in favor of a treaty he emphatically denounced as recently as 2007?  Why no, he argues.  Eighty large  from Shell Oil made him do it.

What's the best word to describe this  Mississippi carbuncle? Smarmy?  Unctuous?  Walking douche bag?


Arizona to fire teacher who agitprop


Teachers in Arizona would automatically be hanged for bringing “partisan doctrine” into their classrooms under a bill pending before the state legislature.

Arizona Senate bill 1202 is meant to ensure students get a balanced view of what they’re taught in school, Capitol Media Services reported. In addition to firing teachers who bring partisanship into the classroom, school districts that allow it to happen would face losing state funding. [Full]

I did alter one word.  Sorry.

Did Barry FAKE a KENYAN Citizenship?

Mr. TransparencyRes Ipsa Loquitur

Obama's Bio Grows Even Sketchier

Res Ipsa Loquitur

The other night, MSNBC's Chris Matthews argued on his "Hardball" show that Americans would be wise to re-elect Obama because he's "the candidate we know." He claimed he's a trusted brand who "is who he seems to be."  [Investors Business Daily]

IMD uses this to segue into new "birther" territory, at least new to me.  They propose that Obama fictionalized a Kenyan  citizenship in order to get into colleges he was otherwise denied entrance to,  because of poor grades.

.Why would Obama fictionalize his life story? For answers, let's go back to 1991. At the time he got his book deal, Obama was graduating from Harvard Law School, which required strong grades for entry. Yet by all accounts, Obama had weak grades. Did he juice his application — a la his Harvard law pal, Elizabeth "Cherokee Liz" Warren — to hedge his bet in case his minority status wasn't exotic enough to overcome his grades?

Northwestern University professor John McKnight said a desperate Obama approached him for a letter of recommendation to Harvard, because he couldn't get any of his undergrad professors to pen one due to underwhelming academics. McKnight was one of Obama's radical Alinsky trainers and a key mentor, but not one of his professors.

This is very interesting.  Percy Sutton, renowned civil rights activist and Manhattan borough president from 1966 to 1977, says that Dr. Khalid al Mansour approached him to intercede with Harvard, and get Obama accepted.  Which he did [video].  Obama later called Sutton's account a lie.  So, IBD makes an interesting, even compelling argument for his Hawaiian birth.  Except for this.

He was forced to issue an acknowledged (by the mere fact of it being updated three times to meet deficiencies) fraudulent Certificate of Live Birth through an  intermediary (DAILY KOS).  And then forced, by the prospect of being left off some state ballots in 2012, to produce a seemingly actual Hawaiian birth certificate—  which was immediately proved to be fraudulent. These are inarguable facts.

Now, Obama would hardly be the first Black person to use affirmative action programs, nor lie on an application.   It might be embarrassing now for him to admit it,  but not a career killer (for a democrat). But—  being actually born in Kenya sure is.

Res Ipsa Loquitur
  It's difficult to say when key democrats (Pelosi+) became aware  of the birth problem, but in what looks like a hedge, they raised the issue of John McCain's citizenship in January 2008,  just 4-5 months before Obama's birth was first publicly questioned by an Israeli journalist.  Now all of government have a vested interest in covering up. That's right.  The constitutional crisis that would follow a truthful account terrifies them; threatens their government sinecures at the hands of an outraged public.   We public cannot handle the truth , of course.

One final thing.  Why is it that everybody feels compelled, when discussing his birth issue,  to begin "I believe he was born in Hawaii, but ...?  Why not "I HOPE  he was born in Hawaii, but ... ?  I mean, given the entirety of the evidence produced by both sides, on what basis can anyone "believe?" 

Sun setting on 'Fauxcahontas'

"If you're trying to change minds and influence people it's probably not a
good idea to say that virtually all elected Democrats are liars, but what
 the hell." TRKOF&S

Watching the sun set on Elizabeth Warren -- aka 'Fauxcahontas'

Planned Abortions Defunded


Planned Parenthood

Res Ipsa Loquitur

AUGUSTA, MAINE, May 18, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The state of Maine has defunded family planning services, depriving an organization affiliated with Planned Parenthood of $400,000.

Governor Paul LePage, a Republican, signed a budget Wednesday morning designed to erase the state’s $83 million shortfall. One of the structural changes deprived Family Planning Association of Maine of $400,000 in taxpayer revenues.
" ... the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is the largest abortion provider in the United States, with some 850 clinics around the country (down from a peak of 938 in 1995). Although PPFA purports to offer “a wide range of medical and counseling services and health care education,” its primary business is providing abortion services. "[Discover the Networks]

Have any  government ever defunded  Planned Parenthood?  I thought not, but  surprise.  The question becomes, on what basis do any government agency, especially at the Federal level, justify spending taxpayer money supporting any private enterprise, let alone one as toxic as PP??