Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Shocking News From MSNBC

I am shocked ... shocked I tell you that white Democrats are actually voting for a black man ... shocking when you consider this is the warm and fuzzy, big tent, rainbow party. You mean the whole thing was just PR ... talk ... spin?

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God vs "The Issues"

You have to watch this to believe it. Really ... seriously ... this is how the Liberal Media sees conservatives. We just care about things like God and Rush (or Rush and God) ... but Democrats ... they care about the issues. These guys just crack me up.

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The Real Obama

This via Instapundit ... it's the Obama unplugged that I found most interesting. When asked to improvise he's a different speaker and we get a glimpse of the real Obama. Everyone speaks better with a teleprompter ... it's just most people don't change their personalities too. From the Weekly Standard:

What was especially noteworthy about his Virginia speech were the diversions Obama took from the prepared text. Because of Obama's improvised moments, this speech was different than the usual fare he offers. We didn't get the normal dosages of post-partisanship or even "elevation." Virtually every time Obama deviated from the text, he expressed the partisan anger that has so poisoned the Democratic party.
Now that's no way to win over Obamacans ... what's more as we discovered, when asked to ad lib ... well he makes no sense.

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Che Revisited

Jim Gereghty at National Review has an update on the post we linked to below. The TV report that showed a Che flag pinned on the wall of a new Obama election office.

Jim writes:

The office with the Che flag isn't an "official" Obama office, we're told ... What does it say that among these Obama volunteers, none of them thought to say, "hey, fellas, you know, this guy ran show trials and executions... Is this really the image of 'change' we want to project to the electorate?"

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Republicans For Obama

I brought this up today and questioned whether its possible. Well CNN did answer the question in its report today ... it is mostly myth ... here's the graph ... 3% of Republicans changed party affiliation to vote. It's just not likely given Obama's "nanny state mentality" (see Larry Elder below) many Republicans will vote for Obama but ........

Of course there are exceptions. What is it with the kids and grandkids of Presidents?

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You're a Black Man ... No I Am A Free Man

My hero, Larry Elder (KABC / Republitarian) appeared with Wolf Blitzer a few minutes ago and just baffled Wolf. Blitzer asks him if he thinks Republicans will vote for Obama ... when Larry says no ... Wolf says, "But you're a Black Man?". Larry eats people like Wolf for lunch.

BTW ... Larry has a new book out ... "Stupid Black Men, How To Play The Race Card And Lose"

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Ed Guay Speaks

I think very much of this man. His economic projections are usually right on the money. The list is long. Here's info on him.
Projections: (OK ... this is my summary, from memory, subject to change.) We can still avoid a recession but changes in the tax code must be made to encourage exports. Exports he says, make up a greater part of the economy than housing and can more than make up for the dollar loss to the overall economy. Businesses and individuals need to plan for changes in the tax code next year. Some of the current provisions will be allowed to expire. And finally he warned that America needs to get used to dealing with emerging economic powers around the world, China of course, but also South America (Brazil) and India. We are no longer the lone super power. Of course, he says, our economic status can be imporved by changes in the tax code that enable American companies to compete on an even playing field with European companies, namely lowering tax rates back to 80's levels thus giving Washington the abilitt to close off special interest loop holes in the tax code.

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Racism And The Dems

Jim Geraghty points this out ... Susan Estrich, author of The Case For Hillary Clinton, in her latest column, discussing the Bradley effect:
No one doubts, or at least no one who is honest does, that both racism and sexism come into play as people decide between Clinton and Obama, but could it be that people are more willing to admit that they won't vote for the woman than that they won't vote for the black?
I have played sound bite after sound bite from the Dems on this ... it is the Democrats worst nightmare.

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More On The War

We spent a good deal of time yesterday on progress in Iraq ... as Scott Bates pointed out, the news on AQI is particularly encouraging ... here's more via Instapundit.

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Lent Will Never Be The Same

From Instapundit ... geeze indeed!

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Oh Obamaaaaaa! (Insert Fainting Now)

Update: Coincidence?: Our morning show host Ray Dunaway pointed this out after sifting through DU. A little research and this is what I came up with. Coincidence? The Obama version of "crying"? Or am I just cynical (hard not to be these days)? There seems to be a trend at Obama rallies ... women fainting. And interestingly enough the Senator responds the same way every time, almost as if ... naah, couldn't be.

It happened here in Hartford ....
Throughout the speech, Obama kept a close eye on the crowd. Upon hearing a small group begin chanting “We can’t wait” — a phrase Obama had just used — he pointed them out with an outstretched arm, and within seconds the entire arena was chanting the phrase in unison.
And when a woman appeared to faint in the standing-only VIP section in front of the podium, Obama paused his speech for over a minute as he directed the crowd to make way for an EMT team and tossed a bottle of water from the stage.

but also here in New Hampshire ...

oh yeah ... and here ... in Seattle
Climate change, the Iraq war and Obama tossing a bottle of water to a woman about to faint all received big cheers. As Obama told the crowd to part so that the woman in question could leave and called for help, a young girl in the crowd shouted out, "What a man!"

and In LA ... maybe this one started it all.
He spoke for about 20 minutes, hitting his core themes of optimism and accountability."What's called for is a level of responsibility and seriousness that we haven't seen in a very long time," he told the cheering crowd, which included college students in short sundresses and big sunglasses and older couples in peace symbols.A woman standing in front of the stage appeared to faint as Obama spoke about Iraq. The candidate paused and asked the crowd to make way for firefighters.One supporter shouted, "You're a good man," leaving Obama momentarily at a loss for words."Well, I'm not the only one stopping to help her," he said, sounding almost embarrassed.

and wait ... here too in Madison ... and that was before he even got there.
Obama exited to an exuberant crowd shouting, “fired up!” and “ready to go!” Before the senator arrived, students were tossing around an inflatable cow above the crowd. Three people fainted in the midst of all the enthusiasm.

This could be a really swell game ... count the number of people on the campaign overcome by the "vapas". OK ... one more time ... it has to be hypnosis.

Thanks to Jim Geraghty at National Review for giving us a link. Thanks Jim!

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CNN To Fox (Insert Bronx Cheer Here)

This from Newsbusters. I guess when you are big you can afford to be magnanimous.
Geraldo Rivera - who has a new book coming out, "His Panic: Why Americans Fear Hispanics in the U.S." - was booked to appear on Nancy Grace's CNN show on Feb. 28. But then he was disinvited and told CNN had "a blanket boycott" against anyone from Fox. "

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It's Gunna Be A Long War!

It's gunna be a long war, indeed!
Islamist extremists have infiltrated Government and key public utilities to pass sensitive information to terrorists, the security services have warned.
Counter-terrorism officials say "insiders" or their associates are almost certainly working "undetected" in sensitive posts and are actively supporting the activities of extremists.

Picture from Daily Mail

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Iranian Justice

Tom Gross asks 'Where is the New York Times on this?". Where, indeed. We must understand different cultures have different values and forms of justice. We MUST understand.
First this:
Two sisters – identified only as Zohreh and Azar – have been convicted of adultery and sentenced to be stoned to death by the Iranian Supreme Court. Just in case anyone doesn’t realize this, the practice of stoning is excruciatingly painful for the victim.
Then This:
The 22-year-old, identified only as Mohsen, was handed down the death penalty by a criminal court after being found guilty of drinking alcohol for a fourth time.
The young man had expressed his repentance in a letter, but the judges of Branch 72 of the Tehran penal court sentenced him to death. The usual punishment for a single drinking offense is 80 lashes, according to Iran’s penal code, which is based in Islamic sharia law.

Ahh yes ... sharia law ... what was that Anglican Bishop saying about Sharia law in Britain again?

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Monday, February 11, 2008

It Is Hypnosis!

Below I asked, what is it that turns University of Virginia students into giddy little school girls? I am absolutely convinced it must be hypnosis. And now this on Hannity and Colmes tonight does nothing to make me change my mind.

Once again Sean Hannity asks an Obama focus group to name one Senator Obama accomplishment ... name one thing he has done that has earned your support. Lots to choose from but my favorite is the girl who says "Pass!" Pass? You can't pass!

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Viva Che!

Via Hot Air. You must watch this video ... must! If it weren't so serious it would be hilarious.
It's so nice to know that the revolution has finally found a place to land.

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He's Like Totally Awesome, Fer Sure

Oh man. Ok where do I begin? Since the Clintons won't touch him and Obama likely won't ... Chris Matthews has two college kids on. One supports Clinton, and Katherine here ... she's like, you know, for dreamy Obama, like, you know totally. Oh yeah, she goes to Virginia as in University of. No really, she does.

To top it all off, Matthews asks her to come up with one word to describe Obama. I left the Clinton response on just to be fair ... but its the Obama answer that gets me.

What is it with this guy ... is it hypnosis? Is this invasion of the body snatchers. Am I the only one left. Arghhhhhhhhh.

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Super Dupe, Duper, Dupest Tuesday

Damn I love Wolf. He just loves the Clintons so much it hurts. 

Wolf to Carville: "So this is the real super duper duper tuesday coming up in a few weeks?" I was laughing so hard I almost missed Carville saying this is Hillary's last chance.

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Oh, The Irony

I swear for a minute there he sounded like a federalist. Just about an hour ago, Obama speaking in Baltimore, talking about his days as a community volunteer in Chicago and about the good that can be done on the community level. 

Question ... how can someone who sees the kind of progress a community organization can make on its own be so in favor of big federal government intervention in everyday life? Does he really think, the Feds and their giant bureaucracy could do a better job? Does he really believe in people power or just power? Hmmmmmmm.

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Not So Sunny In Sunnyvale

Part of me just loves watching two factions in Liberalmanialand "cat fight." The other part is scared to death they will be landing in Connecticut next.

Here's the story, but just to recap ... Richard Treanor plants Redwoods to help the environment. His neighbor, Mark Vargas, comes along and puts up solar pannels. A new California law requires Treanor to cut down the trees. No ... seriously ... really ... Treanor has to "kill" his trees so his electric car neighbor can have his solar panels. Meooooooow!

Who ever would have thought that trees would someday be threatened by environmentalists? Memo to owls and salmon .... liberals turn on you so fast.

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I Can Spend Your Money A Whooooole Lot Better

Listen closely to Senator Obama and how he intends to challenge Senator McCain. 

  • First he attacks McCain for the most egregious socialist error, allowing wage earners to keep more of their money (tax cuts)
  • Then he says people need that money,that other people made, right here (read that social programs)
  • Then he blames McCain for running up huge budget defecits on the war in Iraq when (now follow this) that money could be spent here (quickly and conveniently forgetting the "saddling the children with the deficit" slogan).
It's not your money damn it ... its their money.

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Pelosi "This Is A Failure"

OK ... I will have the video from this up by this afternoon, sorry I did not record it. But when I heard it I almost drove off the road. From the transcript.

BLITZER: Are you not worried, though, that all the gains that have been achieved over the past year might be lost?
PELOSI: There haven't been gains, Wolf. The gains have not produced the desired effect, which is the reconciliation of Iraq. This is a failure. This is a failure. The troops have succeeded, God bless them. We owe them the greatest debt of gratitude for their sacrifice, their patriotism, and for their courage, and to their families, as well. But they deserve better than a policy of a war without end, a war that could be 20 years or longer. ... This is a disaster, and we cannot perpetuate it. We have to make decisions. And the loss of life will be nearly 4,000 of our troops, an average of 800 a year, tens of thousands injured, some of them permanently, blind, amputations, and the rest.

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The Marines (not) In Toledo

This happened over the weekend and sorry I didn't get ot it. The orginal story via Instapundit.

The 200 members of Company A, 1st Battalion, 24th Marines, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., planned to spend their weekend engaged in urban patrol exercises on the streets of downtown as well as inside the mostly vacant Madison Building, 607 Madison Ave.
Toledo police knew days in advance about their plans for a three-day exercise. Yet somehow the memo never made it to Mayor Finkbeiner, who ordered the Marines out yesterday afternoon just minutes before their buses were to arrive.
"The mayor asked them to leave because they frighten people," said Brian Schwartz, the mayor's spokesman.

and here's the update.
News 11 asked people if they think Mayor Finkbeiner's decision is right.
One woman we asked says, "No, I feel we would have welcomed the marines."
"They're here to protect us. The mayor has no say in what they can and cannot do and I don't think the citizens have a problem with it," says another woman.
"I think Carty scares the people more than the Marines scare the people," says one man.
News 11 and WTOL.com wants to know what you think.

UPDATE: Here's a link to video from WTOL ... the Mayor is an ... ahh forget it.

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Sharia Anglicans

Saw the headline on Saturday on my iPhone ... must have forgotten to blog on this.
Here's the latest.

But questions over his future continued to be raised, with several senior Anglicans joining politicians in denouncing his claim last week that the adoption of elements of Islamic law was "unavoidable".
Two members of the General Synod have called for Dr Williams to quit, and the previous Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, as well as the current leader of the Anglican church in South America, have attacked his comments.

Here's the original story that caused the outrage.
The archbishop of Canterbury called for applying Islamic Shariah law in Britain in certain instances, saying its use there "seems unavoidable" and may help maintain social order.In an interview conducted Monday and broadcast yesterday by BBC Radio, Archbishop Rowan Williams, leader of the 77-million-member Anglican Communion, said "there is a place for finding what would be a constructive accommodation with some aspects of Muslim law as we already do with some kinds of aspects of other religious law" in the United Kingdom.

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Shuster Update!

What a bunch of missy pants at NBC ... reportedly they wanted to fire Shuster. Read what I had to say on the subject below. (via hot air)

Big Head DC has learned from sources inside the MSNBC camp that Phil Griffin, senior vice president at the network, “screamed” at reporter David Shuster for not agreeing to immediately apologize to Chelsea Clinton for saying on-air she had been “pimped out” by her mom’s campaign. Griffin threatened to fire Shuster “on the spot,” and it was only with intervention from Tim Russert that Shuster didn’t lose his position.

Oh Brother! The Victocrats win again.

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Trouble In River City

Poor AQ ... they are hurtin' for certin'.
A diary and another document seized during U.S. raids show some Al Qaeda in Iraq leaders fear the terror group is crumbling, with many fighters defecting to American-backed neighborhood groups, the U.S. military said Sunday.

But remember, in the words of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, "The surge is a complete and utter failure." Livin in the land of the Pharaoh .. and you know what river runs through that land.

UPDATE: Wait ... wait ... I forgot this ... via Little Green Footballs.
Obama calling the surge "a complete failure."

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Senator Jim DeMint Gets It!

(Via Hotair) If you watch no other video all year, please watch this one, all the way through. He explains perfectly the role of government in the economy. And if the Government sticks to its role, as opposed to super revenue collector, all other things will follow. (Original Post - STACLU)

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Connecticut's Next Governor?

Jim Amann on Face The State ... "I'm not saying there's anything wrong with Governor Rell." Smart man, smart man.

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A Dispirited Party?

Tom DeLay seems to think the Republicans are fractured. I think Hillary Clinton is a powerful motivator.


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George Will To CPAC "Get Over It"

I love this bite. McCain won, he's the nominee, stop your whining! 

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Too Dumb To Trust You

I have been saying this for years folks. The Democrat Big Whigs think you are stupid. Too stupid to take care of your children, you health, your retirement and ... oh yeah, to pick a President.

On TW with George Stephanopoulos, Steph asks Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley (Clinton supporter) if he would be OK with Super Delegates (mostly politicians) deciding the Dem race.
Sure, he says, voters are too stupid to pick the right person (who naturally is Hillary).

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We Have A Winner

We have a winner. Will1962 bid $810. Thank you so much. We had over 230 people go to the auction and about 11 bidders I think. Thanks again ... and the money will be going directly to the Returning Heroes Home Project in Texas.

God Bless you Will1962, all of you who gave checks and all of you who decided to bid.

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Bid Now

One minute left!

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The Evil Genius On Hillary and Obama

Uncle Bob asks the diabolical Karl Rove ... who would be easier for The Republicans to beat, Senator Clinton or Obama? Guess which one Rove thinks has a weakness. Guess the weakness.

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Republicans Heart McCain

Here's Karl Rove on Face The Nation. Two messages:

1. Rush may not like John McCain but Republicans do and a whole lot more than Democrats love Hillary. 
2. "See my handy white board ... watch Fox and not CBS and you will see this a lot."
Damn, Fox knew what it was doing when they hired him. Every media outlet will want Rove, and every time he talks he mentions Fox. It's "Genius"! Oh, and I love that little board.

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Anything Can Happen!

Can't say I disagree with anything the ole Huckster had to say today on FTN. He's staying in the race ... he thinks debate will help the Republican party (not sure I follow that), BUT, he also said this ... which actually is true.

He also made this point:

Ya know, if he keeps talking like this, I might actually start liking him again.

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Chocolate or Fruit?

Oh man ... I loved the Guinness Chocolate Cake ... but the Boston Cream Cake was excellent ... maybe I will make it a poll.

Just 45 minutes left to bid on the violin package ... Go ARMY!

OK ... Sunday video on the way!

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Just about 3 hours left to bid on that Charlie Daniels, Chris Hillman package ... up to $810. Come on folks. It's for the wounded soldiers. And yes, I am pretty sure you can make the check out to the Returning Heroes Home Project. 

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Sunday Morning Talk Show Video

Off to a cake tasting for my daughter's wedding ... I will get the video up just as soon as I finish uploading some sugar ... and you know what I am talking about.

Oh ... I will have to find the video but ... heard Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wolf this morning say the war and the surge are a complete and total "failure". That's a quote folks. Bless their hearts ... the Dems really do want to lose in November. 

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Off With Their Heads

Yikes ... did a google search on Shuster and this is the first thing that came up.

"I'm sending this letter today to let you know that the misogynistic pattern in the reporting by your network must come to an end. I know I speak for millions across this country when I demand that you take immediate steps and publicly tell us what you will do to eliminate this sexist and demeaning culture that has become so pervasive in your network."

I am beginning to feel some "sensitivity training coming on. Can I hear an AAAAAAMEN!

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Oh ... The Outrage!

First my thoughts then some links to others including ... arghhhh ... NOW.

What Shuster said was rude, crude and unacceptable ... especially from a reporter. But it does show how the vulgarity of the "hip hop" culture has crept into our everyday lexicon and words like "pimp", "ho", that years ago would have gotten your mouth washed out with soap, today are considered plain speak. It's not. It's crude and tells us more about Shusters available vocabulary than his political bias, as Hillary would have us believe. An apology, for sure. Suspension? Please!

Now ... first read this via Instapundit:
WORKING THE PIMP: "It’s hard to read about MSNBC’s relationship to the mothership Clinton campaign these days without being reminded of Vichy France."

But Mr. Bush, you have hidden behind the General's skirts ... And in **pimping** General David Petraeus, Sir, in violation of everything this country has been assiduously and vigilantly against for 220 years, you have tried to blur the gleaming **radioactive** demarcation between the military and the political, and to portray **your** party as the one associated with the military, and your opponents as the ones somehow antithetical to it.
(Keith Obermann, Sept 20, 2007, MSNBC)

Guess General Petraeus' feelings aren't hurt quite as easily as the presumptive Commander-In-Chief.

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Hillary VS MSNBC

In case you have not seen Senator Clinton's push back against MSNBC and the David Shuster "pimping out their daughter" comment ... here it is. She's outraged. Welcome to politics.

And in case you have not seen it ... here's the David Shuster bite from Thursday:

Here's the apology ... or as Intsapundit points out ... his groveling.

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