Baron bon Blogarama

Following the instructions of Stacy’s Rule 2, here is my first edition, in the Donald Douglas style.

Infidels unite! Get me a shout if you want to be added to the list.

All American Blogger, Andrea Shea King, Atlas Shrugs, Crystal Clear Conservative, Hot Air, Erick Erickson, Fausta, Katie Favazza, Lakeshore Laments, Little Miss Attila, Midnight Blue, Newly Conservative Lesbian, No Pasaran, No Runny Eggs, Not One Red Cent, Outside the Beltway, Pam Meister, Ralph Benko, RFC Radio, Scrappleface, Stix Blog, Smart Girl Politics, The American Mind, The Other McCain, The Sundries Shack, Vodkapundit, Ace of Spades, Teflon Don, American Digest, American Power, Amused Cynic, The Anchoress, Augean Stables, TOTUS, Betsy’s Page, Big Girl Pants, Big Hollywood, Birdbrain, BlackFive, blonde sagacity, Breath of the Beast, Church of the Painful Truth, Classical Values, Common Folk Using Common Sense, Diana West, Doug Ross, Flopping Aces, Gates of Vienna, Gateway Pundit, Georgia Sports Blog, Get the Picture, GM Roper, GrEaT sAtAn’S gIrLfRiEnD, Grouchy Old Cripple, House of Erathosthenes, J’s Café Nette, Jaded Haven, Jeremayakovka, Jihad Watch, Jim Treacher, Jon Swift, Laurie Kendrick, Let Freedom Ring, Liberty & Culture, Maggie’s Notebook, Mamacita, Michelle Malkin, Mr Eugenides, My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, Neo-Neocon, Not Ready for My Burqua, Okie on the Lam, One Cosmos, OPFOR, Patterico, Peach Pundit, protein wisdom, Publius Pundit, Pundit and Pundette, reclaim conservatism, RedState, ReliaPundit, Riehl World View, Right Truth, Right Wing Sparkle, Second Draft, Sippican Cottage, small dead animals, Solomonia, Texas Fred, The Muslim Question, The Real Barack Obama, The Return of Scipio, The Rhetorican, Tigerhawk, Troglopundit, Villainous Company, Webutante, Will Collier, Yid with Lid

Words of Wisdom

Troglopundit Kung-Fu Sonia

Fausta “…accident of birth does not wisdom make.”

The Other McCain
“…page 291…”

Ace of Spades “Joe Biden can see Russia Pluto from his house.”

Sundries Shack “The Senator should probably count his lucky stars that he doesn’t own a prized racehorse.”

American Digest Never try on another man’s hat.

EDSBS ‘…the best description of Clemson ever: “It’s just Auburn with a lake.” ‘

POTUS Throws Like a Girl

Ok, that’s it. It’s over.

I purposely didn’t watch the All-Star tonight because I’d heard he was muscling his way into the announcer’s booth. Ever the narcissist, he can’t stand for the all the cameras to be pointed to him all the day. But loving baseball, I couldn’t resist just a little peek – boy was I sorry.

No wonder the Russians wouldn’t shake his hand – they can smell a sissy a mile away.

More discussion at Memeorandum.

About That Transparency…

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While the distractions abound, IG-Gate still chugs along.

Sensitive political considerations are involved, given the potential fallout from investigations into whether the Obama administration — which promised to be the most “transparent” in history — is trying to muzzle the independent watchdogs tasked with preventing waste, fraud and abuse in federal agencies.

Sensitive, as in bi-partisan. Got that? There is interest on both side of the aisle and the support is growing. The great back-lash of 2010 is picking up a little steam. Too bad the MSM doesn’t notice.

But Stacy continues to do the old-fashioned reporter work (more here) – talking to people in the know, asking hard questions, gathering facts. The kind of stuff “investigative journalists” do – not just reprint Democratic operative talking points.

He’s working way harder than our loopy POTUS is – wearing out his shoes in DC. So hit the man’s tip jar, why don’t ya?!

Department of Magical Creatures, Second Floor

Obama’s land of rainbows and unicorns is crumbling fast – his approval rating is now -8 and sinking like his stimulus package. What’s the point of another round of links – where he disses America, rewrites history, pals around with terrorists, forgets his own story, ogles an under-age girl? It’s all SSDD. Day after day, it’s sooooo mind-numbing. I think it’s all part of his Evil Plan; so let’s do something different today to throw him off our scent. In honor of an upcoming movie, let’s visit a mythical Ministry and check out some departments, where we might even find some grown ups (gasp!).

Department of Underage Magic – It’s official. We’re entering an El Nino pattern.

For more than a century, ship captains and fishers have been aware of a recurring pattern in the weather in the eastern Pacific, which tends to repeat itself every 3 to 4 years. The pattern is known as El Niño–or “The Boy Child”–because its effects seem to be felt the most around Christmastime. Scientists now understand that an El Niño period begins when a narrow but well-defined band of surface water, at least 0.5°C warmer than normal, accumulates in the eastern equatorial Pacific and spreads westward during late spring and early summer (see diagram). Satellite data have now confirmed just such a pattern, report scientists at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

You know how those nerdoid El Ninos in the Global Warming Pseudo-Science Club will spin this. Like the bad little boy the pattern is named after, they will spread fear like dementers in a drain pipe. You’ve been warned.

Department of Transparent Inquisigorical InquisitionsExcellent questions that won’t be asked. Finesse is needed, because

…in altering the fundamentally libertarian course of the Constitution towards a Progressive, utopian course, you can’t just turn the ship on a dime.

Unless it’s from Durmstrang and sails underwater. Already guaranteed a smooth confirmation; she won’t even be offered the gratis tour of Azkaban.

Department of the Real Secrets that are Really Kept Secret – Government officials charged with keeping highly classified information – really kept it secret? Really? No wonder Pelsoi is drinking the Polyjuice Potion.

Department of Navel-Gazing, Upper Umbridge Division – Young wizards should not be taught the teachings of the Founders, or any rights and/or privileges afforded them by their Constitution, because, well, that’s just wrong. It gets in the way of the brain-washing and they wouldn’t learn to grovel immediately to the third incarnation of Tom Riddle.

Department of Magical Healing – Us muggles don’t have the advantage of charms and magic to heal our many health woes. No St. Mungo’s for us. We have to rely on muggle doctors, and their inventive treatments. Under the Unicorn Wizard’s new and magical plan, how many will suffer and die, needlessly? He-Who-Can’t-Be-Named must be very happy. That is, if he’s capable of such an emotion.

Department of Paranormal Paranoia – My own paranoia was previously mentioned and this bit of news doesn’t help at all.

According to a former 31-year IBM employee, the highly-publicized, mandatory switch from analog to digital television is mainly being done to free up analog frequencies and make room for scanners used to read implantable RFID microchips and track people and products throughout the world.

What have we here… an Obamatized Marauder’s Map? Keep up with us, he will. They all will. Time to look for that Invisibility Cloak.

Sunday Miscellanea

Tyranny comes in all shapes and sizes. And all the tyrants ride in limos (really, go check for yourself).

Health care reform – explained by Legos.

Doctor Zero 1, Peggy Noonan 0. Stacy and Donald both provide commentary.

Now this is a good idea. I especially like the part where Susan Sarandon is stripped of her Oscar.

“Little Brother.”
(h/t The 912 Project) And people think I’m paranoid…

Obama more Catholic than the Pope. Yeah, the MSM lapdogs actually wrote that….

When Mama ain’t happy, nobody’s happy. Being the mother of a male teenager, I can relate to most of what Ace had to say, even if most of it is NSFW. You can insert the usual unsuitable for POTUS remark in the comments.

Michelle (Malkin, not the Mrs. Ogler-in-Chief) gives the benefit of doubt, but then has even scarier pictures.

Keith Hennessey responds to Obama’s latest self-adulation op-ed.

Section 304

“You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.”
(Hotel California, The Eagles, the fog of my youth)

That American Dream – of owning a home – your own little patch of land where you can raise your kids and plant your roses and wash your car (only on an odd day) and build treehouses and burn your toast…. yeah, well, that’s such an old fashioned notion. Your house isn’t yours anymore – like everything else, it belongs (or will belong soon enough) to the state.

Jimmie hits one out of the park today with his piece at American Issues Project. Read it all and follow the links.

Here’s your bucket. Let me know when you stop heaving. If this piece of garbage passes, and isn’t repealed in the Great Revolt of 2010, guess what? You’ll be stuck in the same house, unless you have the dough to “green” your little bungalow to the state’s satisfaction. Forget getting transferred for a big promotion, or changing jobs and locations for a fresh start, or moving to get away from vile neighbors, dangerous schools, abusive spouses and/or gang terrorism.

This reminds me a bit of the story about a month ago where the Obama Administration wanted to raze rundown neighborhoods, allowing the cities to “shrink” and return sections “back to nature.” It’s the perfect Obama metaphor – his idea of “change” is destroying America, not building America.

If you follow the links from Jimmie’s post, you’ll find this little gem over at the NRO (emphasis mine):

Two main things to understand about Waxman-Markey: First, it will not reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, at least not at any point in the near future. The inclusion of carbon offsets, which can be manufactured out of thin air and political imagination, will eliminate most of the demands that the legislation puts on industry, though in doing so it will manage to drive up the prices consumers pay for every product that requires energy for its manufacture — which is to say, for everything. Second, it represents a worse abuse of the public trust and purse than the stimulus and the bailouts put together. Waxman-Markey creates a permanent new regime in which environmental romanticism and corporate welfare are mixed together to form political poison. From comic bureaucratic power grabs (check out the section of the bill on candelabras) to the creation of new welfare programs for Democratic constituencies to, above all, massive giveaways for every financial, industrial, and political lobby imaginable, this bill would permanently deform American politics and economic life.

This lunacy has to stop while there is still an America to salvage from the ashes. Help us, Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re our only hope!

Help Us!

Help Us!

Cross-posted at RedState

What Doesn’t Belong?

Which One Doesn't Belong

The Other McCain takes its weekly swipe at David Brooks’ big scary brain

Right. A logical grouping:

* The man who makes a spectacle of himself pursuing an Argentine floozy;
* The man who makes a spectacle of himself pursuing pubescent boys and trying to look like a freakish parody of Liza Minelli; and
* Sarah Palin.

Am I the only one who thinks the third item in this list is misplaced? Am I the only one who believes that the entire purpose of this 804-word column was to deliver that one cheap shot at Sarah Palin?

Hmmmm…… Sarah Palin lives her life the way she sees fit, and the media crucifies her. Daily. Hourly. But when Obama did the same thing, the media couldn’t be bothered to notice.

h/t Gerard, Feminists and the Mystery of Sarah Palin…. (a must read!!)

The fact is, Obama is an intellectually mediocre narcissist with a thin resume who’s lost without a teleprompter and whose entire campaign had all the substance and gravity of a Pepsi commercial. Yet people say Sarah Palin is a fluffy bunny diva.

So: are we back to Obama after all? Is this a transference thing? Are people subconsciously frustrated by the fact that Obama is an empty suit, and are they transferring that rage to Palin?

[…]

Sarah Palin is the Designated Hate Receptacle for self-described feminists. They know they’re not supposed to hate other women, but they do anyway because their feminism is not quite as strong as their patriarchal brainwashing. Sarah Palin is the culture’s designated Hate Receptacle.

I’m not entirely satisfied with that, but it’s the best I can come up with. If we add to that the subconscious Obama resentment-transference, perhaps on a kind of sliding rheostat thing, we may be getting close to a solution.

What’s alarming is that the need for a female Hate Receptacle exists, even with feminists. But that would explain why Palin haters are so reluctant to give up hating her. It would explain why they’re so resistant to the truth. They don’t want to find out that the lies are lies; they don’t want to be disabused. They need a hate receptacle, and so they need Palin to be the sum of all things they fear.

Given all the snobs that live in big cities, I’ll take a small town like Wasilla any day. Or better yet, a farm or an island paradise, far away from the know-it-alls. I guess that makes me a back-woods hick (queue the banjos) and unsuitable to hold any office higher than official boot-licker.

Don’t these people have a celebrity funeral to cover? Or something?

Honest Scrap – Here Goes

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Lance-o-The-Troglio tagged me with this thing and I’ll play along, since I’m just tired of all the news today and I want some attention.

Here’s the rules: 1. Thank the person who “nominated” you and link back. 2. “Nominate” seven more bloggers to spread the happiness. 3. Tell ten honest things about yourself.

So first, many thanks to Lance for thinkin’ of little ol’ me.

Second, I’m going to keep my nominations in the Scrappy-Girls-Only-Clubhouse here:
Fausta
Mamacita
Laurie Kendrick
Dr. Melissa Clouthier
Crystal Clear Conservative (**couldn’t locate her email – hope she catches the link!)
Katie Favazza
and no meme would be complete without linking my blog-mom … The Anchoress.

Third, ten honest things about me:
1. I play the cello, badly.
2. I have a dog who is adorable, but I’m not sure how old he is.
3. I pray every day.
4. I want to write a book.
5. I work for my alma mater’s arch nemesis.
6. I like beads, beads, lots of beads.
7. Wool makes me itch.
8. I get freckles in the summertime.
9. I’m NOT addicted to the computer; I can quit whenever I want. Really.
10. No, I don’t have a perm.

Surprised?

Palin Resigns

Stunner.

Many, many round-ups (I was off at the movies, getting my Depp fix); all are good. Elizabeth has rounded them all up into one big bag.

I don’t know what to think. She deserves our respect and gratitude. Her family deserves some well-deserved rest and PRIVACY.

One source said her brother said since she’d returned to Alaska after the campaign, she’s spent 80% of her time defending herself and had amassed $500K in personal debt doing the same, not to mention that Alaska had spent $2 million defending her.

Watch the media feeding frenzy begin and the lib-heads spin/explode on the Sunday talk shows. They will crow “We’ve won! We’ve won!”. But just wait and watch…

More …
Fausta – pulling a Perot?
Jimmie – Sully can finally take off his Trig-Truther Tinfoil hat
Smitty and more Smitty – sphincter alert, the Obama dy-nasty and lame lefties
Stephen – it’s over
Jim and more Jim – God bless her
Don – would love to see Obama handle the same kind of crap dished out against his family
Pundette – rubbed the wrong way
Lance – still a star
Donald and more Donald (warning: high ick factor) – more experienced than that guy in the big chair
Dan – she does things her way
Betsy – unmoved
Joy and more Joy – Pray for her
Melissa – the Brangelina of the political circus
Noel at NewsBusters – calls out obnoxious HuffPo bottom-feeder
Michelle – 2012?
Ed – it’s over
Allah – confused as the rest of us
Erick and more Erick – thoughts and more thoughts. Com’on folks, take a breath.
Ace

“Not every politician is willing to put personal ambition ahead of everything. It’s laudable if, as is most likely, she just decided that her family and life were more important than serving an ungrateful public and exposing her family to a nasty, classless press.

But, for better or worse, that is what the job of president (or governor, or vice president) entails, and if she’s just not willing to put up with this crap anymore — well, that is completely understandable, but it also is a decision that would seem to disqualify her from office, at least in the near term.”

God Save America

Hoping you and yours have a safe and patriotic holiday as we celebrate what Washington DC has forgotten. (And yes, I know it’s an orchestra, not a band – don’t get all sacrilegious on me – but I listened to twenty of these and this one had the best pic solo. Get over it.)

For a little laugh and Heaven knows we need one after the last couple of weeks, here’s another version (my inner band geek was quick to pick up that Beaker was singing the horn part!)

Quotes of the Day

Commenter Robert Belvedere on Cold Fury’s “They just can’t quit her” post (h/t GreenRoom:

I’m becoming convinced that Sarah Palin is the conservative’s Frodo—an ordinary person of the type who, when tasked with a thankless and dangerous mission, will inevitably rise to the occasion.

Smitty on Krauthammer, Palin and the Evil Queen who can’t stop looking in her mirror [editted for PG]:

But it doesn’t take a prophet to realize that, if BHO is A[S]U in 2012, HRC will come back with the fury of a cancer that’s been in remission for a few years.

Troglopundit on the symptoms of Climatechangitis:

Maybe he finally read his own bill? – Rep. Waxman hospitalized after feeling ill

A Little Something to Cheer Your Holiday Mood

Cynthia McKinney gets to spend the weekend in an Israeli jail. On this most hallowed of holidays, what better place for America hatin’ Missie Moonbat than a jail cell half way ’round the world?

Priceless.

Independence Day T-minus 2

The long weekend beckons. Considering how under the weather I’ve been for so many weeks, I think I’ll just sleep alot. One friend said my malaise might be caused by the air quality here in ATL. For me, the ozone alerts parallel the idiocy exhibited in our nation’s capital, which also suffers from poor air quality. Could the tsunami of stupidity we’ve witnessed since January 20 be the result of oxygen deprivation? Surely it can’t get any worst than it already is….

Check out the Democratic Bullies…(sorry no link, message via Facebook)

As many of you know, Gwinnett Place Mall (Simon Properties) forced us to cancel the Atlanta Independence Day Tea Party, based on “reciprocal property easement agreements” – even thought it was held on private property NOT owned by the Mall/Simon. We have since found out the covenants and restrictions expired in 2004, and there were no current restrictions that would have allowed them to make us cancel. We were bluffed and bullied.

Check out Democratic pettiness….

We all know the seething hatred liberals still harbor for Reagan, twenty years after he left the White House and five years after his death. This, despite the fact that he rebuilt our nation’s military, gave Americans reason to feel good about their country’s future again and helped to help free millions of Eastern Europeans from communist oppression, all after the misery of the Carter years.

Can they be so partisan and petty to want to rewrite history after an airport had already been renamed in our 40th president’s honor?

I know, I know. Rhetorical question.

Check out Obama’s policies in action

It turns out that Hav-a-Tampa cigars, a Florida-based unit of Altadis USA, is going out of business. Demand for cigars has declined amid the economic downturn, but aggressive regulations and taxes drove the final decision to close the business

Check out these RINOs practicing self-correcting career suicide….

Blaming Sarah Palin for John McCain’s problems? How weak can you get? Continuing to talk about a lost election from months ago? What could possibly be gained by this? Oh wait, doing so will endear the consultant to the other Republican candidates, say Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee and the rest of the 2012 Republican hopefuls. Or are one of these guys paying the anonymous leaker to give Vanity Fair Palin-hating fodder. It’s a win-win-win! Destroy Sarah Palin for her 2012 rivals. Thin the field and put up those who have no chance of winning thus ensuring an Obama victory. Best of all, Vanity Fair can sell magazines using the image of the woman they hate.

Check out “10 years of gains lost” and “How Obama blew it”

Check out the Beltway Libs dancing in the streets over numbers, which they don’t understand…

Check out Obama’s new leeetle friend

Check out pimps and bomb-daddies

Off to contemplate….ribs or chicken? Ribs or chicken? Ribs or chicken? Need to eat meat while it’s still affordable and I’m still employed. Ohmmmmmmm Ribs or chicken? Ribs or chicken? Need to eat meat while it’s still affordable and I’m still employed. Ohmmmmmmm Ribs or chicken? Ribs or chicken? Need to eat meat while it’s still affordable and I’m still employed. Ohmmmmmmm

IG-Gate Update

The IG-Gate onion is turning into onion soup. No wonder the media is banging away at Palin – it’s a loud distraction to keep the masses focused away from what is REALLY happening.

It brings to mind a favorite exchange from The Hunt for Red October:

Captain Davenport: They’re pinging away with their active sonar like they’re looking for something, but nobody’s listening.
Jack Ryan: What do you mean?
Captain Davenport: Well, they’re moving at almost forty knots. At that speed, they could run right over my daughter’s stereo and not hear it.

Who knew Obama was a movie buff?

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