Thursday, June 21, 2012

Five Things

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Five Things
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A Touch of Frost and Doc Martin

   At The Cinema                           

A Touch of Frost

A while back Gerry N and  jd both  recommended A Touch of Frost in comments, so I queued it up.  Thank you.  It is now amongst my three NetFlix regulars (Top Gear and Doc Martin).  I haven't watched the above episode from series 2, but what the hell; it's free, and it's the whole thing. If you've not watched one yet, Inspector Frost is Colombo, but not quite so dapper, and without his bedside manner.  A curmudgeon who gets the job done, by hook or crook.  Great writing, and acting.

Last week I mentioned Doc Martin, and horry clap!   Mo Sup's into it - and last night she watched 5 episodes in a row; got up this morning,  and watched three more.  In all our years of marriage she has never been hooked on anything to this extent.  I'm just saying.

Gore continues insanity defense


Gore bashes Romney on green jobs

Al Gore is bashing Mitt Romney for obscuring the truth over how many green jobs are being created.

Gore writes that Romney and other conservatives want to bury the facts about the size of the green-energy economy.

“It should no longer be a surprise the lengths to which Mitt Romney and other conservatives will go to obscure truth in pursuit of their narrow ideology,” the former vice president wrote on his blog late Wednesday afternoon.




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The court ruled for Dianne Knox and other nonmembers of the Service Employees International Union's Local 1000, who wanted to object and opt out of a $12 million special assessment the union required from its California public sector members for political campaigning. Knox and others said the union did not give them a legally required notice that the increase was coming.

The union, and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, said the annual notice that the union gives was sufficient. The high court disagreed in a 7-2 judgment written by Justice Samuel Alito. [Full AP]

Not the Big One, but still important.  The SCOTUS today handed unions another set-back, and this is especially delicious because the primary was the SEIU, upon which Obama, and Demorats. are dependent for cash and field work.  The other thrill up my leg is that, for the 5,897,763rd time, by my count, The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was reversed.
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Note, I am surprised by the 7-2 decision:  I woulda guessed 5-4.  There have been a few more recent rulings the same way,where I was surprised over the libtard vote.  I can't help but worry that there is a quid pro quo at work here — by the liberal justices to gain the deciding vote in Obamacare (which looks like Monday).
I know, silly.  But the Obamacare decision is the most important decision in SCOTUS history, IMO.  If they don't strike it down,  this nation  is unalterably changed.  So I worry.

Up top:  a link to SCOTUS BLOG.  Live blogging.  I'll add it to my links below. 

20 HOTTEST In New Media

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Who are these people and why are they on my desk?

Jeb Bush!!!?

Obama’s 20 Most Self-Absorbed Moments

The Obamissariat

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The Rickards Review (the Internet's Preeminent Conservative Blog)  has at least impressed me with this comprehensive list of

Barack Obama’s 20 Most Impossibly Self-Absorbed Moments

Lots of citations and videos at the site, but below —  a brief summary

20 & 19.  Obama writes two memoirs, the first at age 35.

18.  “The election’s over, John.”

There are polite ways to disagree.  There are diplomatic ways to disagree.  And then there’s Barack Obama’s way of disagreeing with Sen. John McCain during a summit on healthcare reform.

17. “I think I could probably do every job on the campaign better than the people I’ll hire to do it.”

16.  “It would be easier if I could do this entirely on my own.”

15.  American soldiers fight for Barack Obama
“those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf.”

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14. Obama as the standard of divine law
When asked to define “sin,” he stated that sin is “being out of alignment with my values,” whatever those are.  So take that, St. Augustine!

13. Announcing the killing of Osama bin Laden
I ...;  I....;  I....;  I....;

12. The State of My Union
managed to reference himself a whopping 122 times, averaging roughly once every 30 seconds!

11.  It’s his country.  We’re just living in it.

10.  “You’re going to destroy my presidency”

9.  Republican Scott Brown’s victory proves voters still love Obama. Wait, what?

8. Killing Osama Bin Laden, The Sequel

7.  Death be not proud… except of me.
We’ve all heard jokes about voter fraud and dead people voting for Democrats.  But rarely do the dead endorse a candidate so explicitly and enthusiastically.

6.  “I have become a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions.”
(Yes, those are quotation marks)

5. Calm the seas?
Yes, calm the seas

4.  The gift that keeps on giving.
President Obama gave Queen Elizabeth an iPod - loaded with pictures of him

3. “We are the ones who we’ve been waiting for.”

2. Modification of other presidential biographies to include himself.
This borders on outright creepy.

1.“Well,” he said “the big difference [between] here and in ’94 is you’ve got me.”

Sandra Fluke Obliterates Herself


From the "Give them enough rope" meme;
Sandra Fluke Obliterated...

This is pretty much should be the last we hear from Fluke the Flake.  It's almost as if she's doing a parody of every goofy Lib you've ever had a conversation with.

Tell On Me

The Obamissariat

Tell On Me ....

A song to the Leaker-in-Chief from America's friends, based
on the immortal song of Ben E. King, "Stand by Me."

Ron M