Friday, January 09, 2015

Did you know ....

Did you know "listen" and "silent" use the same letters?

Do you know that the words "race car" spelled backwards still spells "race car"?

And that "eat" is the only word that if you take the first letter and move it to the last, it spells its past tense "ate"?

And have you noticed that if you rearrange the letters in "illegal immigrants," and add just a few more letters, it spells: "Go home you free-loading, benefit-grabbing, resource-sucking, baby-making, non-English-speaking jackasses and take those other hairy-faced, sandal-wearing, bomb-making, camel-riding, goat-loving, raggedy-ass bastards with you."

How weird is that?


Karl Hess Egyptian Hater?


This'll have a  quite limited interest quotient, but the firing of  college hoops referee Karl Hess is lovely news to many.  Unfortunately he wasn't fired for being the quintessential corrupt "Carolina Ref," but for this.

Atlanta hotel magnate Mit Shah , the former chairman of the Wake Forest University board of trustees said on his now-private Twitter page after the game: "Karl Hess to me at the Wake-Louisville game tonight..."When I'm older, I want to sit in your seat & watch your Egyptian ass ref a game" #Wow".

Here's  how the announcement was made

Yes.  In academia, calling someone an Egyptian is a racial slur.  Being, at best, an incompetent goes quite unnoticed however.

Adam Taylor

Stageringly Stupid People    Winner of Mosely-Braun Award for Dumb
STFU                                Adam Taylor
The next time newspaper reporters start making fun of how stupid some politicians are, they could always discuss Adam Taylor. The Washington Post foreign affairs writer was dim enough to ask

“France has strict gun laws. Why didn’t that save Charlie Hebdo victims?”

It never sinks in, that trusty old maxim about if you outlaw guns, only the outlaws will have guns. Taylor not only asked a dim-witted question, he mocked Donald Trump for asking it, and then he asked it in all sincerity: - See more

Palin, Levin have the Conn



Here is the respected pollster Pat Caddell:

The alienation among Republican voters is so high, that a quarter to one-third of the Republican party are hanging by a thread from bolting.

Caddell was asked, “[D]oes the math show you that there could be an uprising and could the GOP go the way of the Whig Party?"

The GOP leadership, the lawyers, the lobbyists, the consultant class of the Republican party, and all the big donors don’t understand that these people are angry. … They are saying that John Boehner doesn’t care about them, and all he cares about is the special interests. I’ve never seen anything like this in the base of a party. And that is why the analogy to the Whigs is not so far-fetched.

If the Republican nominee is an establishment figure, a Bush or a Christie, then he has to face the question of his relationship with GovernorPalin. [The]conservative activists, whose turnout in the 2014 midterms was crucial to the GOP's landslide, are in no mood for what they see as a RINO Establishment candidate.
The Establishment can take up the left's mantra that Palin is irrelevant – or, as Robert Costa advised, "Palin is diminished" – but her 91% endorsement success in the 2012 midterms belies such nonsense.  Palin's endorsement is the prize desperately sought after and the key to success for the likes of Cruz, Fischer, Haley, and many others.  If she asked her millions of followers to follow her out of the GOP, or indicated to them that they would be better off fishing on election day, the effect on the presidential campaign would be massive.  If Levin's huge listener audience (And who knows?  Limbaugh might join in.) were also advised of either path, then it would be foolish to imagine that the few states that the GOP desperately needs to have any chance of victory – and the loss of just one would end their hopes – would not be put out of reach.

The ball is in the Establishment's court – not Palin's or Levin's.  If the Establishment chooses to betray the voters who gave them control of Congress, and chooses to support Obama's amnesty agenda and other liberal policies, then when, not if, the rupture comes, it will be the Establishment's doing.

I wrote that possibly the GOP's best and only chance would be a Palin/Bush (in any combination) ticket, as that would be the only way to heal the breech and keep the party together.  A true conservative Virginia gentleman and strong Palin supporter advised that he is against that "because it is the only thing that will save the GOP, and it is beyond saving."

Such is the plight the Establishment has visited on the party.  They will pay the price if it goes the way of the Whigs.  Perhaps the old gentleman is right. [The Full Monty]

Surprisingly, I find this article heartening.  Well, I guess not surprisingly because I feel the same way.  If a Boehnor establishment Republican tops the 2016 ticket, I will not vote for him. I mean, we've had Obama; what democrat could be worse?  And something else; a Palin, Limbaugh, Levin led movement would I think successfully kill the GOP dead.   Then we can get back on the road to fixing stuff.  USA UAS USA!

Westboro Islamos

and ilk

 Main Media Bias is Anti-American

Here is a useful thought experiment. Pretend that yesterday’s French terrorists were not radical Muslims but instead members of the Westboro Baptist Church. How many news stories would a) omit their religious affiliation or b) express concern that members of the Westboro Baptist Church now faced anger and discrimination in their community? Of course the answer is zero, and in fact we could expect a steady stream of stories that examined the exact opposite and laid out in painstaking depth how the twisted religious beliefs of the Westboro Baptist Church members and the poisonous rhetoric of church leaders directly led to this abominable event. Nightline and 20/20 would doubtless send reporters to Kansas for lengthy pieces complete with videos of the scary rhetoric to which the Westboro members are regularly exposed.

The most absurd thing, of course, is that the main reason Westboro is (justly) hated by the media is their rhetoric on homosexuality and homosexuals – rhetoric which is functionally indistinguishable from radical forms of Islam from which these attacks spring. In fact, the main difference between the two is that Westboro Baptist Church members do not actually kill gay people whereas hundreds of gays and lesbians are killed in Muslim dominated countries every year – in fact, the main difference between a “moderate” Muslim country and an “extremist” one where gay people are concerned is that in a “moderate” Muslim country the government looks the other way while private citizens stone gay people whereas in an “extremist” one the government does the stoning or hanging themselves. [continued]

Do IT!


Creepy Biden

What I See

What intrigues me about this unexplained Joe Biden photo is the electric cord.   Indicates foreign soil.  Ahem. At best, it's creepy.  So is this:

  ... and we could had Sarah Palin.

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