He is the Kenobi

How could I have missed this OBVIOUS metaphor relating Glenn Beck to Obi-Wan Kenobi? Surely the bandwidth consumed by hours and hours away from the computer because of this week’s jury duty is part of the problem…but this happened last week! Why did I not see it? Because I was under the weather? Maybe my midiclorians need recharging.

Erick:

It appears that the left’s urgent boycott of Glenn Beck’s advertisers in an effort to destroy Beck is like Darth Vader strking down Kenobi. It’s making Beck more powerful. He is Kenobi.

Erick also has a list of the whiny advertisers choosing to pick and choose whose show their ads run for. I haven’t corresponded with the aforementioned companies yet, because, of course, IHAVENOTIME nowadays. But I did manage to fire off a letter to AARP telling them to take a running start and jump up my nether parts.

Stop doing the math; a Jedi never reveals their age. That’s just wude(4:00).

UPDATE: Welcome Rhetorican readers! Stick around, no tellin’ what will happen next! Check out these latest jewels: yet another stellar office minion’s
Quote of the Day
, making fun of the GPOOE’s birthday-wirthday, and as my grandma used to say “Go outside and bring me a switch.”

The #2996 Project

The 2996 Project is again asking bloggers to take a name of a 9/11 victim and publish a remembrance for them. Sign ups are behind this year, so what are you waiting on? Click here to participate, even if you don’t have a blog. They make it easy.

Never Forget!

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Quote of the Day

Sorry so quiet – been called to serve my civic duty. So the next few days may be frantic or non-existent. Only the foreman knows…

Today’s Quote O’The Day is courtesy of Andy Doyle of Political Friends, who read my previous rant post on our delusional Congressman and kindly sent an email of his own dealings with Rep. David Scott’s office staff/etc. (used with his permission)…

I talked to David Johnson in David Scott’s office on Wednesday. They had told me earlier in the month that Rep Scott was going to have a town hall meeting on Aug 28th. I think they mention it in the clip where David Scott yells at his constituents. I was really looking forward to going to the town hall as the one at the end of the month was suppose to be devoted to Health Care.

On Wednesday, I called the DC and Smyrna office. They had no clue what I was talking about. The DC office told me to call the Jonesboro office and ask for David Johnson. Mr Johnson told me that they had to cancel the end of the month town hall because each of the venues they wanted to use were worried that Mr. Scott’s constituents wouldn’t treat the venue with respect so they weren’t willing to allow Mr. Scott to use it.

Sounds fishy to me… who exactly do they think will be bustin’ up the place? Concerned doctors? Or bussed-in thugs? Hey, where’s that email address? (flag@whitehouse.gov)

I have consistently been disappointed with the professionalism of his staff. I called once last year to ask if Scott would be in town to meet with constituents during a recess. I was asked, “what business is it of yours where Mr Scott is?” Needless to say I was upset.

Indeed! Pesky peasants, asking nosy questions! How dare they think that they have a right to know what their ELECTED OFFICIAL is up to. The nerve!

Tebow, Birthday Boy

Today is Tim Tebow’s birthday. If you don’t know who Tim Tebow is, well, then you’re not from around here, are ya?

Bernie’s Dawg Blawg sends birthday wishes. The very best wishes.

Drive-By Spankings

Peeking in on the neighbors gives us a wealth of material. Let the spankings begin.

Zombie spanks Nancy: “When anyone tries to point out that the Left continuously compared Bush to Hitler and brought swastikas to rallies for six straight years during the Bush era, Obama supporters mock such claims, demand proof, and then try to ignore any individual examples proffered.”

Jimmie spanks Harry: “We really have gone to a strange place in progressive politics when the people who fill the “evil” spot in the left’s moral code are average Americans participating in our democracy the way Americans have done for centuries…”

Ace spanks the NYT and Obama: “…the NYT can’t apparently operate the “Search” function on its own archives.” and “Because, of course, death is always cheaper.”

Stacy spanks some old guy he used to work with: “Doing evil is ultimately a much more demanding job than doing good, George, and the reward of doing evil is not such as anyone should covet.”

Michelle spanks the two-faced White House: “What constitutes “spirited?” How do they define “vigorous?” When does forceful dissent become intolerable disruption? Herewith, the Obama Etiquette Czar’s Official Rules for Patriotic Protest. Keep this guide with you at all times to avoid being flagged by the Democrat politeness monitors.”

Fausta spanks Chavez with a nine-iron: “Since golf is not about Chávez, it has to cease existing…”

Joy spanks Meghan: “Did she not notice how the legacy media turned on a dime and started slamming her dad the second he got the GOP nomination for the Presidency? I do not think she is making any lasting friends on either side of the divide, here. Nor even advancing the discussion, if “advancing the discussion” means something other than throwing around stereotypes about what Neanderthals all conservatives are whose names are not “McCain”…”

Donald spanks Obama’s playbook: “Fake? You want fake? The Democrats got it.”

Lance spanks Obama’s lack of a cluebat: “I think his teleprompter is starting to turn on him.”

Hee.

The Land of the Living is Just Over the Horizon

On the mend… in the meantime, a little Rule 5 Happiness for The Ladies. And as much as I’d like to lie, Lance, that is NOT me playing the Bach #3. I just love these morphie thingies. Know what would make it picture perfect? If Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt were replaced by Mark Harmon.

The Doctor is IN

Dr. R.S. McCain has hung out his shingle in this new age of ObaMedicine. Put down all liquids; send the little ones upstairs for their bath – you’ve been warned!

There IS Joy in Mudville

Seen this very evening, less than an hour ago, at the neighborhood chicken eatery down the road, in David Scott’s district.

NO Hope

The picture was taken by Wee Highlander on his phone, since I’m gizmo-challenged like that. It absolutely MADE MY DAY.

That swastika on Rep. Scott’s sign? It’s looking more and more like a possible “self-inflicted hate crime.” While he’s getting all sorts of press (just google “david scott swastika”), might I suggest a better way to channel your inner conservative?

Cross-posted at RedState

What She Said

Ailing with the fall sinus infection annual visitation about 6 weeks early, so I’ll leave you with this fabulous clip of Leah, Queen of the Patriots, courtesy of The Other McCain:

Talk amongst yourselves….

Astroturfing for Fun and Pleasure

Need some extra pocket cash? Want to stash away a couple of Benjamins for the ol’ Christmas fund? Just answer a few ads, carry a few signs and you’re in the money. Yes, Caleb’s been bird-dogging the “Protesters for Hire” story and now we see you can earn upwards of $16 an hour yelling at, threatening, strong-arming those pesky un-American peasants that can’t refresh their stable of corporate jets on the taxpayer’s dime.

Not to belabor the point, but exactly where do the Democrats get off accusing anyone of astroturf when their operation makes astroturf look like a patch of virgin grass, a verdant meadow untouched by man or beast?

Pot, meet kettle.

Those Democrats are spreading the wealth, that’s for sure.

Proud Member of the Angry Mob

Yeah, I know, I really look like a rabble-rousing mobster. Like these other mob members.

Via Trog:

proud-member-of-the-angry-mob

Funny, it reminds me of this…Inspector Kemp and his mob.

Inspector Kemp

Every self-respecting mob needs a leader, and Inspector Kemp was outstanding in his role. Such organization, such rhetoric, such aim, such sound effects! Our government no longer resembles a thoughtful, deliberate body of legislators and is quickly descending into a silly parody of Young Frankenstein outtakes.

Tweet O’the Day

From Matthew Stinson:

@allahpundit If getting loud and angry about politics makes you a terrorist, then Olby is Carlos the Jackal.

Ha!

Baron bon ObamaKomradeKare Blogburstivich

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(Shamelessly swiped from AmericanPower)

Join the mob, Komrades!

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I See Swastikas

Nancy Pelosi continues to prove she is completely out of touch with Americans. She doesn’t see the electorate – she sees scary Nazi brown-shirts following mystical orders from evil corporations. Oh wait, only the POTUS gives out marching orders like that.

Police break up “conversations” at a peaceable town-hall. What’s next – riot gear and tear gas? Will the canisters have glittery HopeNChange stickers? Elizabeth has an idea:

You know who could put a stop to the bad feelings arising in this country? President Obama, who is supposed to be the leadership. Just as Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton backed off when they realized America was not into having their Healthcare taken over by the government, Obama could say, “you know, I’m moving kind of fast here, maybe we’ll shelve this for a while and concentrate more on putting people back to work, which is urgent.”

Such a move would be an instant assist to the nation Obama is supposed to be passionate about protecting, preserving and above-all SERVING. It would also mean instant restoration of his fast-fading credibility. Think he’ll do it? Nah.

Funny, isn’t it, that less than a year ago Nancy didn’t mind these swastikas?

Swastikas

Ever the peacemaker, our Gracious Won is rolling out labor union thugs on the town hall attendees. I can just see Guido in an ACORN shirt yanking Grannie’s walker out from under her because she dared asked a question of her Congressman. The MSM will brand her a fringe-element bomb-maker with the magic SS tattoo in a naughty place, thus justifying the blatant fascist squashing of free speech and freedom of assembly.

Lefties think they can get away with anything, especially if it’s made-up (read them all).

The great thing about being a Democrat is that no one can accuse you of not having standards.

And finally, hot off the press, Woody has top-secret intel on the first Obamacare medical device on the market. Really.

UPDATE:Donald Douglas lasers in on the Left’s FEAR. You can almost smell it!

Ace:

She is an immensely stupid woman. Not only is her claim that people are “carrying swastika” standards into these town meetings absurd on its face, but her implication is even more absurd: Bear in mind she thinks the proof these protesters are hired by astroturf firms is that they’re carrying swastikas.

Right. When you hire a bunch of people to pose as ordinary citizens at town halls, of course you give them giant swastikas to carry in on their shoulders. So they’ll blend in.

Cross-posted at RedState

UPDATE: Please follow the link to my RedState post. izoneguy posted the scariest picture you will ever lay eyes on!

Be The Tattletale

Go ahead. You know you can do it. Turn me in. Turn us ALL in. See what a great spot it will earn you in the new soviet pecking order of the future, comrade. Because they know if you will turn against your fellow man, there’s nothing left of your soul. They pwn you, period.

America is a dream fulfilled. Through the blood, sweat, toil, and determination of countless men and women over the generations, “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” became a reality for whomever dared to dream it. My ancestors dreamed that dream. So did yours. Even so the ancestors of those who would destroy America from within; how proud are they of their progeny now?

“I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”

Admiral Yamamoto from Tora! Tora! Tora! could be talking about the American public, couldn’t he?

It’s telling when the Obama WH doesn’t even understand that we’re quoting his own words back to him and sundry/miscellaneous Congressfolks. Takes a little umph out of the message, doesn’t it?

Instead of explaining some sort of evolution in Obama’s thinking on these points, [Linda] Douglass attempts to propagandize by claiming that people who saw these clips didn’t hear Obama say exactly what he did. It’s the equivalent of a Jedi mind trick, only it’s the weak-minded trying to conduct the trick.

Liberty comes in many shapes and sizes, but it is always at the core of American values. And red-blooded Americans will fight for it. The lurkers of Congress are beginning to see that as they come home to their districts with their attitudes and flimsy talking-points.

This is what is looks like when people decide to take representative democracy seriously. You can expect the left (and their BFFs in the media) to continue to pooh-pooh these demonstrations because if the people win, their dreams for a utopia where they get to tell the rest of us ignorant yokels blows away. I, for one, will be overjoyed to see their dream deferred again.

Those who have read their dream of health-care rainbows and unicorns know it includes Soylent Green. Only the cruelest of regimes discard their citizens at the first sign of wear and tear.

Perhaps the love affair with empty rhetoric is waning – after all the hateful words that constantly rained down on the previous POTUS are now considered “mean-spirited and dangerous.”

But this is making a clear reference to a known fictional character called The Joker, and there is clearly the word “Socialism” beneath the portrait. This is political commentary; whoever came up with it is using a familiar visual image, and giving us an actual word which delivers a two-point message: he or she thinks the president is a joke, and a socialist.

This -until very recently- used to be called “free speech.” It is protected in this country, and thought very highly of. And protest or dissent, we have been told, is the very highest form of patriotism.

Any proper and dignified liberal was expected to know the lingo: BusHitlerChimpyMcLoser. Photoshops, cartoons, bumper stickers – all manner of denigration abounded. The hate-fueled mania for one man could work liberals into a frenzy. But wasn’t it Hillary herself who said in her own campaign, before it was bulldozed by the hypnotized zombie legion of HopeNChange community organizers:

“I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic, and we should stand up and say, ‘WE ARE AMERICANS AND WE HAVE A RIGHT TO DEBATE AND DISAGREE WITH ANY ADMINISTRATION!’”

Even The Joker is outraged that Obama would audaciously hijack his identity.

UPDATE: As always, the Left’s timing is impeccable. Read the whole thing.

UPDATE II: Welcome readers of The Anchoress, The Sundries Shack and Frugal Cafe!. Pull up a chair and set a spell. Latest rants include: My Congressman telling his constituents to Shut Up, Things are getting bad all around, The “Perception” of Crime, Artful Distractions and all-time fav – Cupcakes.

UPDATE III: Michelle Malkin has the email from Big Brother (reprinted here in toto):

from President Barack Obama info@barackobama.com
reply-to info@barackobama.com
date Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 10:21 AM
subject This is the moment
mailed-by bounce.bluestatedigital.com

This is the moment our movement was built for.

For one month, the fight for health insurance reform leaves the backrooms of Washington, D.C., and returns to communities across America. Throughout August, members of Congress are back home, where the hands they shake and the voices they hear will not belong to lobbyists, but to people like you.

Home is where we’re strongest. We didn’t win last year’s election together at a committee hearing in D.C. We won it on the doorsteps and the phone lines, at the softball games and the town meetings, and in every part of this great country where people gather to talk about what matters most. And if you’re willing to step up once again, that’s exactly where we’re going to win this historic campaign for the guaranteed, affordable health insurance that every American deserves.

There are those who profit from the status quo, or see this debate as a political game, and they will stop at nothing to block reform. They are filling the airwaves and the internet with outrageous falsehoods to scare people into opposing change. And some people, not surprisingly, are getting pretty nervous. So we’ve got to get out there, fight lies with truth, and set the record straight.

That’s why Organizing for America is putting together thousands of events this month where you can reach out to neighbors, show your support, and make certain your members of Congress know that you’re counting on them to act.

But these canvasses, town halls, and gatherings only make a difference if you turn up to knock on doors, share your views, and show your support. So here’s what I need from you:

Can you commit to join at least one event in your community this month?

In politics, there’s a rule that says when you ask people to get involved, always tell them it’ll be easy. Well, let’s be honest here: Passing comprehensive health insurance reform will not be easy. Every President since Harry Truman has talked about it, and the most powerful and experienced lobbyists in Washington stand in the way.

But every day we don’t act, Americans watch their premiums rise three times faster than wages, small businesses and families are pushed towards bankruptcy, and 14,000 people lose their coverage entirely. The cost of inaction is simply too much for the people of this nation to bear.

So yes, fixing this crisis will not be easy. Our opponents will attack us every day for daring to try. It will require time, and hard work, and there will be days when we don’t know if we have anything more to give. But there comes a moment when we all have to choose between doing what’s easy, and doing what’s right.

This is one of those times. And moments like this are what this movement was built for. So, are you ready?

Please commit now to taking at least one action in your community this month to build support for health insurance reform:

http://my.barackobama.com/CommitAugust

Let’s seize this moment and win this historic victory for our economy, our health and our families.

Thank you,

President Barack Obama

***

And don’t forget to dress nicely and smile for your picture.

UPDATE IV: Erick at RedState notes that the Constitutional Scholar and his office might be doing something… unlawful. Don’t Celestial Constitutional Scholars have to pass some kind of law exam? Maybe?

This will be a the first significant time the White House has ignored the Privacy Act and may open President Obama up to litigation.

This is another example of the Obama administration ignoring long time precedent when it is no longer convenient for them. And ignoring this precedent lets them collect data on and potentially harass individual American citizens.

UPDATE V: Sen. John Cornyn aurges Obama to shut down Snitch Central. Even Americans who were willing to give Obama the benefit of the doubt are growing suspicious. Rightly so.

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