Tabitha Hale Assaulted by CWA Thug, Those Crickets Keep on Chirpin’

Tabitha Hale of FreedomWorks was assaulted by a union thug Wednesday, after they showed up uninvited at the building housing FreedomWorks to protest their grievance du jour (Wisconsin? Indiana? Oh wait, scratchy toilet paper?).

Tabitha’s account is here. Where’s the state run media? Covering Charlie Sheen’s latest meltdown and slobbering over who may wear what at the Oscars this weekend, I’m sure. Priorities, people, priorities!

Ace is at his best when he’s foaming at the mouth. This post is no exception (h/t The Other McCain). Like the rest of us, he takes exasperated issue with the liberal filter the media tools use on every little thing.

“Context.” “Manufactured.” Those who don’t wish to say the truth — and those who don’t even wish to know the truth, to discover the horrors they actually believe in — content themselves with such evasions.

Thinking men and women reject them, push past the gauzy haze of such vague words and demand to know (including demanding to know of themselves) what these words actually mean and what assumptions, precisely, we believe in.

If an assumption is too odious to be stated aloud — there is a very good chance that assumption is false and hateful, isn’t there?

Now we hear that these same friendly folks will be bussed in everywhere Saturday. They are hoping to make all 50 state capitols, spreading their message of “hope and change.” We should all be there – cameras in hand.

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New Element Discovered

From the mail bag, and just too funny to not pass along!

A major research institution has just announced the discovery of the densest element yet known to science. The new element has been named Pelosium. Pelosium has one neutron, 12 assistant neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons, and 224 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 311.

These particles are held together by dark forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons.

The symbol of Pelosium is PU.

Pelosium’s mass actually increases over time, as morons randomly interact with various elements in the atmosphere and become assistant deputy neutrons within the Pelosium molecule, leading to the formation of
isodopes.

This characteristic of moron-promotion leads some scientist to believe that Pelosium is formed whenever morons reach a certain quantity in concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as Critical Morass.

When catalyzed with money, Pelosium activates CNNadnausium, an element that radiates orders of magnitude more energy, albeit as incoherent noise, since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons as Pelosium.

She blinded me with science!

Quote of the Day

Daniel, commenter at The Anchoress:

All I can say is – if and when we get into the next life, we won’t have to worry about meeting Nancy P there.

Separated at Birth?

Here we are again. Do you see the resemblance?

Both have hearts of ice, both are power-hungry beyond bounds, both disdain the common folk. You decide.

Obamabucks Coming to Atlanta to Fight the “Perception of Crime”

This is just rich.

Icarus at Peach Pundit points out that perception is everything. Really, everything. I guess that guy last Tuesday that was mugged in his car behind my building just perceived he was mugged.

So I’ll ask the question for this round of handouts: Will Atlanta finally have to document the actual active police on duty today, and those on duty after receiving these funds? Or did we just get an eleven million dollar press release to enhance our perception of hiring new police officers?

Creative Loafing, a local Atlanta alternative paper, has quickly overtaken the AJC when it comes to reporting REAL news. They also have a “Perception of Crime Watch” because, you know, the Mayor and Police Chief can’t be bothered with such trivialities.

There’s more on the Perception of Crime against property* and Perception of Crime Anti-Americorps.

You can follow Perception of Crime on Twitter as #PoCATL. Maybe Chief Pennington and Mayor Franklin should get Twitter for their phones. That way they can keep up with their delusional perception of crimes not happening in Atlanta.

*When Obi was practicing his run for the Peachtree earlier this month, his fellow runner parked his car at Grady High School in the broad daylight on a Saturday. In the time he took to run his route (less than an hour), four cars were broken into, including his friend’s car. The police were of no help. Remember it’s the Perception of Crime that breaks into your car, not real criminals.

UPDATE: Per Obi himself –

Later that same morning, the police actually caught the guy who broke all
of the car windows. Plus, they recovered all of the stuff he stole. Apparently, the cop came back to the crime scene and waited around for a bit. Then, the perp came walking through and the cop stopped him. After some questioning, the guy gave it up and even took the cop to his stash site. My friend got his stuff back, but had to pay the deductible to have his car repaired (repair total was around $2500). As far as I know, the perp is still in the clink. Must not have been the first time he had done this kind of activity. Pretty remarkable if you ask me.

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

Hell Meet Handbasket

Sorry so quiet. Still suffering from sinus trouble, then this weekend’s marathon events (too many of which were outside – thus causing dangerous overheating) wore me out even more.

I get sick, take a couple of days off, and the place goes to hell in a handbasket. Where to even begin in this sad state of affairs?

The world is going nuts.

IG-Gate has expanded past three rings and it about to bust out of the tent. Unbelievable that this corruption continues unabated.

Stacy is stirring the pot again, going after his favorite whippin’ boy Andrew Sullivan. Donald suggests those who disagree may need some father-figure time (and maybe a diagnosis of LowT?), then takes a swipe at the ol’TrigTruther himself. And Stacy has even more to say.

Happy, Happy Minnesota. Surely they are all so proud.

Shameful turncoats. Yes, turncoats, traitors to the people they were elected to represent.

Nothing but thieves.

You get what you pay for – another government contract lowest bidder?

Funny how Obama was silent for so many days before meekly acknowledging the struggle of the Iranian protesters as they watched freedom slip through their bloody fingers, but then jumps right up and sides with the ousted dictator of Honduras minutes after he’s shown the door. Telling, isn’t it?

Elizabeth wants to know – when are the grownups going to show up?

Laurie’s been thinking again, about important stuff, especially answered prayers.

No roundup is complete without some college football idiocy bordering on “Skeevy Internet Stalkistan.” Leave it to the Vols…

You knew this would happen. Yes, you did. And yes, the world is nuts.

Tuesday is “Hey Louis Caldera – Update Your Resume” Day

I had a friend once (also a computer type) who always said, “If you’re gonna screw up, make it BIG…spectacular…something people will tell stories about for years.”

Eventually, Louis Caldera, the White House Military Office director strives for the same level of idiocy. One would think (THINK – that means use your brains there buckos) that a stunt like this would cause panic, especially in NYC. Even better, there was to be another, over DC of all places.

Of course HE knew. The Won, you know. Like Joy,

I’m with those who maintain that this couldn’t have been a photo op, because no one would have gone to that expense and taken that political risk to save a few hours in P-Shop.

And then there is the matter of the F-16 that trailed it. I agree with Jammie-Wearing Fool: until I see a flight manifest that proves otherwise, I will believe that at least one member of the First Family was in that plane, and that it was a sightseeing trip. I believe Obama felt that it would be better to get forgiveness rather than permission.

It is so comforting to know our country is safe because the White House is filled with only the best and the brightest of America. According to Jim at GatewayPundit

White House officials knew that the flyover New York City would cause a panic but did it anyway. The White House officials also ordered the flyover be kept secret.

Inconceivable! Ego before the American People? Just days before the Celestial Celebration of the Harmonic Convergance?

Michelle remembers Obama’s glowing endorsement of Caldera upon his appointment:

President-elect Barack Obama announced today that Louis Caldera will serve as Director of the White House Military Office. Caldera brings a lifetime of military and public service to the Military Office, which coordinates all military support for Presidential operations.

“Louis has served his country with distinction in uniform and in government, and his pedigree is second-to-none. I know he’ll bring to the White House the same dedication and integrity that have earned him the highest praise in every post, from Secretary of the Army to university president,” said President-elect Obama.

Shouldn’t a man of such “dedication and integrity” know better? Having a “pedigree…second-to-none” would surely imply that the brain is connected and functioning and able to perform at least third grade math. Remember the “Transitive Property?” If A = B, and B=C, then A=C? How’s this for variable substitution?

A=Americans remember 9/11 every day
B=Planes near highrises cause anxiety
C=Obama has weakened America

You do the math. I’m sure al-Qaeda is chuckling into its hookah over the silly American President’s silly stunt. Silly, silly man. They’ll show him how to fly some planes into buildings. You just wait.

On a lighter note, Stacy is filleting David Brooks again (after all it is Tuesday), but stop by anyway and wish him and the Mrs. Other McCain (who is obviously a SAINT) a happy 20th anniversary!

UPDATE:
Toast.

Useful Idiots, Sunshine State Edition

Stacy gives a lesson in “trollmania” and then proceeds to drop kick the latest troll, a certain Mr. Oliver Willis, through the goalposts of life.

I’d not had much trouble with these pesky creatures until I’d returned from my first CPAC conference. Then they came out of the woodwork! The gleeful, “Oh goody, look, I’ve got a comment!” turned into a more glum, “Oh great, look I’ve 15 comments, and I have to moderate them all…”

No politics this Tuesday. Not that there isn’t a wealth of media-bias to comment upon (take a gander at this and then tell me the media isn’t still agog over The Won. Note that the story is being widely covered by the Brits, but nothing on this side of the pond.). Today, my useful idiot rant is about the Florida Highway Patrol, or in particular, the lack thereof.

Last Tuesday, we were happily driving back to Base Camp from a exceptionally blustery but fun day at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral. South of JAX on I-95, we were vehicularly molested by a trucker.

We were in the middle lane, minding our own business when the semi swooped up behind us, flashing his brights. It was dark, there were no vehicles in either of the lanes beside us. So we moved over to the left lane to let him pass. He zooms alongside, and then tries to move over on us, trying to drive us into the wall. I flashed the brights and slowed down. So did he. At that point, the hubby called 911. He described what had happened and gave the dispatcher all sorts of information about the truck – tag numbers, etc. While he was talking to her, the trucker tried to come over on us again, so we moved over two lanes into the right lane. As we entered Duval County, she tried to transfer us to the Duval County 911 operator. NO ONE ANSWERED. In the meantime, with the original dispatcher still on the line, the trucker threw garbage out of his passenger window that hit our car and then swerved to the right, trying to run us off the road. Duval County answered after many rings on the second transfer attempt. Their response? “We’ll keep a lookout, sir.”

Would it have been easier for them if we’d just been killed and strewn about the highway?

We finally escaped the insane trucker, but never saw ANY law enforcement (state or local) after our report. In the meantime, the menace is still out there, so beware!

Presidents and Pirates and Dogs, Oh My!

Well, well, well. A week off and I see nothing’s changed. It was a real week off, too; sun, sand, ancient forts, little to no internet and especially little to no TV. But there was no shortage of shrimps – fried and lots of ’em!

On the way home, we hear of the hostage stand-off between Somali pirates and the great American Navy. My initial thought was, “Why doesn’t the Navy just blast the buggars out of the water?” But then reality sank in and I realized this would be Obama’s first real opportunity to “talk.” Oh, brother. After more news reports, I pieced together he’d been talking for a while. Mr. Waffle. Waffle. Waffle. Waffle.

Thomas Jefferson, a Real President, not just one played on TV, knew about pirates. Pirates from Barbary deviled not only his administration, but those before and after. Jefferson long deplored the “tribute” payed for American safety a sea, preferring a more military approach (more here, here and here).

As Legal Insurrection notes (in the new HotAir Green Room forum)

The problem is not in this case, which ended successfully, but in the next hostage taking situation. If one is going to follow a negotiation approach, the trust of the hostage takers in the negotiation process is key. If hostage takers believe negotiation is a ruse, then the hostage is in more danger. Words cannot be just words in a negotiation.

So negotiating as a ruse is the worst of all alternatives. It does not have the deterrent effect of the Israeli approach, or the hostage-safety effect of the negotiation approach.

Obama has shown his weakness and inexperience yet again. DUDE, please start doing your homework. This wasn’t some thoughtless, tacky gift from the WH giftshop to a foreign official. THESE ARE THE LIVES OF YOUR CONSTITUENTS!

Easter morning brought good news , but I still have a question. Did Obama actually make a decision? Or is this more WH spin when they say he approved the operation? Or (this is my opinion) did the Navy do its job, the way they are trained to, while the Clueless-in-Chief vacillated? Frugal Cafe puts my concern into words (excuse me while I raise my voice a bit) [sic]:

I’m deeply worried about how Obama handled, or more accurately, didn’t handle this.

Because despite all his lofty talk about a utopia attained by overtaxing our nation, he never talks about our strength. He is more willing to bash Americans for their “arrogance” while traveling through Europe than to decry the heinous act of kidnapping of a US citizen by murderous pirates. It’s the same old record all the time… we’re not so good and our enemies aren’t so bad. We need to be putting more “skin in the game” and must tolerate and be patient with our enemies, otherwise we’ll be perceived as arrogant or aggressive. I say, so what?

Obama’s slowness to defend the life of an endangered American against pirates spoke volumes about how we’re now being perceived by our enemies.

We aren’t the strong, “don’t dare mess with us” nation we were under so many previous presidents. We’re now looking soft, primarily because of us having a soft, naive leader. A man who is more concerned about his image as a nice guy who will sit down and chat amicably with our radical, bloodthirsty enemies, with no preconditions, than that of a determined, stalwart leader who can make tough decisions quickly when necessary to defend the people of America. A man who CANNOT LEAD. Our nation is looking like easy pickin’s to the bad guys.

No, our POTUS was too busy with housing and who knows what else to make any kind of decision or to grant our well-trained military permission to take aggressive action until Saturday. Captain Phillips was a distraction to Obama, a monkey wrench thrown into his grand plan to change America as quickly as possible.

He is our PRESIDENT. He needs to ACT like it. Not like some dewy-eyed, self-proclaimed architect of the “tinkering and tearing down” and remaking of our banking system, health system, or free market system… our education system, welfare system, or soon-to-be forced volunteer system… our energy-production system or any thing else under former Pres. Ronald Reagan or George W. Bush that he hates about this country. He is suppose to defend Americans and our Constitution. That is his REAL job description.

The playing with his “toys” of all the machinery of America needed to stop. Being our Commander in Chief had to kick in with all his focus, but Obama just couldn’t do it. Not like he actually meant it. It was like he was still campaigning. Like he wanted to be seen as a “nice guy” to the global community. Protecting his precious legacy by working with lawyers. Lawyers? And that is heart-stoppingly scary. What will an attack on our nation, in far graver proportions, bring about from our POTUS?

He needed to take his time to react and in that reaction, a pseudo-kumbaya, biding-his-time order was issued to our military. I thank God for our quick and precise Navy SEALS and the bravery of Captain Phillips to further risk his life in order to survive. I don’t thank Obama, because he nearly blew it.

Bravo to Captain Phillips. Americans fight back. I only wish Obama did the same.

Today, the pirates passed GO and collected their $200. They promptly demonstrated their unhappiness at America by firing at a plane carrying a liberal Congressman sympathetic to their cause. Guess that doesn’t count.

Hmmmm….

Oh, and the dog? The new media darling that warranted the buckets of ink while Americans were in peril? The mutt’s name is Bo, which is really short for B.O. You know, Ba-rack O-bama. It’s always got to be all about HIM. Besides his other first, he has to be the most insecure man ever elected to the office. I think they should have named him JACK, as in “Cap’n Jack.” And his first act as First Pooch would be to bite President Waffle on the leg.

Update: BlackFive has the play-by-play. I think I’m right (see above).

He [Obama] did affirm the military’s authorization to use force if the captain’s life was in danger, but they already would have had that authorization as part of their standard rules of engagement. If there are innocents about to be slaughtered the same reasoning that authorizes self defense also covers an imminent execution unless the ROE specifically forbid it.The AP is making it sound like there was an active rescue ordered by the President. It was not, there was an imminent threat and the local commander gave the order to fire. Good on Obama for ensuring their authorization was clear, but let’s also be clear that he did not authorize or order an active rescue attempt.

Update II: Jeff Emanuel at RedState proves I AM right!

In other words, today’s success was enabled not by Obama’s good efforts, but by his failure to tie the commander’s hands as tightly as he thought he had.

Hooah!

Cross-posted at RedState.

How is this “Day of Wrath” different from any other?

Still sick. Physically I’m dragging; the nagging cough saps my energy. The bowl games have buoyed my spirits, especially that spectacular win by LSU in the Chick-fil-a (Peach) Bowl. LSU, you ask? Obi’s Sister, I thought you were a big Dawgs fan. Yes I am. But any day Georgia Tech loses is a good day for America! The Dawg Nation salutes Les Miles.

A funny thing happened yesterday as we were sitting in the waiting room of the quick oil change shop, waiting on the X-Wing. CNN was on, but the sound was low. A reporter (can’t find a link – if you know who it was, leave a comment and I’ll credit) was in Israel, claiming to be taking cover from rockets. The funny thing was, he was on the ground behind an SUV, putting his head under the rear bumper. And the gas tank. If a rocket hit, it would be the least of his worries. That bit took about two minutes. Then CNN spent at least 15 minutes on the Muslim family removed from the AirTran flight. Media bias, yuck.

Fausta has a good round-up on the latest Gaza shenanigans. Maggie has an excellent history lesson on Israel’s borders. Pay special attention to the consistently inconsistent Islamist behavior over the years. Now compare what you just learned with this graphic at Gateway Pundit.

Hamas orders a Day of Wrath over Israel’s “disproportionate” response. How is this day any different than last Tuesday? Or next Wednesday?

“After the last crime, all options are open to counter this aggression, including martyr operations against Zionist targets everywhere,” Hamas official Ismail Radwan vowed after the attack.

[…] The Israeli military pounded the densely populated territory for a seventh day, carrying out some 20 strikes overnight, bombing rocket launching sites and Hamas buildings, the army said.

Among the targets was a mosque in the northern town of Jabaliya that the military said was a “terror hub,” used to stockpile weapons and as a Hamas operations centre.

After years and years of unprovoked attacks, self-emploding terrorists in markets, assassinations, manipulating the press against Israel – how would you respond?

(h/t Larwyn) Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of one of Hamas’ founding members, speaks out against the organization to Fox News.

Yousef, son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, one of the most influential leaders of the militant group, said the organization betrays the Palestinian cause and tortures its own members.

[…] Yousef said he was indoctrinated at an early age to use violence to challenge Israeli control in the region. As a teenager he moved up within the organization and became the leader of the radical Islamic Youth Movement that fought Israeli tanks and troops in the streets, celebrated suicide bombings and recruited young men to the cause.

Yousef, 30, said he realized the true nature of Hamas and radical Islam during a stint in an Israeli prison. He renounced his Muslim faith, left his family behind in Ramallah and converted to Christianity.

“Islam is not the word of God,” said Yousef. “If you want to be offended it’s your problem. But you know something? Go study. Think for a second that I might be right. So wake up, look at your path, see where you’re going. Are you really going to heaven with 72 virgins after you kill yourself and kill another 20 people?”

Pro-Hamas supporters in FLORIDA tell Jews to “Go Back to the Ovens”. Pam was there – see the pictures and video.

Typically, the rockets for media photo-ops are fake. But they are sure to separate their tomatoes and cucumbers. Why does the media continue to lap up this garbage?

Mark Steyn notes that it is acceptable for Hamas, and Islamists in general, to act like six year old anarchists but Israel is expected to turn the other cheek.

At a certain unspoken level, we understand that the [Samuel] Huntington thesis [from The Clash of Civilizations] is right, and the [Condi] Rice view is wishful thinking. After all, when French President Sarkozy and other European critics bemoan Israel’s “disproportionate” response, what really are they saying? That they expect better from the despised Jews than from Hamas. That they regard Israel as a Western society bound by civilized norms, whereas any old barbarism issuing forth from Gaza is to be excused on grounds of “desperation.”

The old double standard will eventually kill us all.

UPDATE: Phyllis Chester has more on the lynch-mob mentality that is sweeping the globe. Commenter Tom echoes my post from 2006. This global groundswell of hate bodes ill for America’s incoming, inexperienced President.

Gore Humbug

My mega-bandwidth-sucking training is almost over.

In the meantime, I couldn’t resist (h/t Newsbusters):

Obama’s Opaque Transparency

In my many years, I used to think of “the Chicago Way” as a style of pizza that had recently migrated south. My first encounter was in Houston, Texas. Thick, high crusty sides, loaded with cheese and other yummy ingredients. One piece alone made a meal. A whole pie would feed a family of four plus the dozen of customers at the surrounding tables.

Lately, “the Chicago Way” has taken on a new meaning for me. A darker definition, especially since the beneficiary is about to be the President of the United States. What has happened to all of Obama’s campaign promises of “transparency”, the end of politics as usual, a bright, new beginning? The unicorns?

(Queue the chirping crickets)

As Ace says,

Obama did say he was going to hit the ground running. But who knew it was going to be in the style of Bill Clinton.

Clinton didn’t get in hot water because of diddling interns; he got in trouble because he LIED about it. Obama’s “rule” hasn’t even started and he’s already under a cloud of suspicion.

Vanderleun does some internet mining

Mark this as incident #56,967 of “It’s not the crime, it’s the coverup.”

My own experience tells me that:
1) When a story containing inconvenient facts is suddenly erased from a news site with no warning, that story probably contains the truth.
2) When the removal is followed up quickly by a purging of the Google cache of the story, that story contained a very sensitive truth.
3) When, finally, a lawyeresque non-disclaimer disclaimer appears on the news site to explain the erasures, the original story is a stick of dynamite with a short fuse and the reporter is either posting her resume on Monster, or hiring security, or both.

Conclusion: Neither of the two brief stories from KHQA were important at the time they were filed. Both were just brief notices that what would normally be happening after Obama’s win was happening. If you’re going to be President, you have to resign the Senate and the Gov. gets to appoint your replacement. As President-elect you are going to want to have a say in that. And you will, to a point, get it.

Both stories are just commenting on Obama’s calendar at the time. As such the source was most probably the campaign itself, or a person in the campaign close to local Chicago reporters. Just a couple of dull factoids that stated there was to be a meeting and yes there had been a meeting.

But yesterday, when the official Obama party line, issued by the campaign and spoken Obama himself, was that there was no meeting and discussion between Obama and the Blago., then these two unfortunate — preciously harmless — factoids became explosive. Explosive because they exposed the lie. And so they had to die.

Does it remind you of something? It reminds me of the people who used to disappear out of pictures with Stalin, because, well, they just did. If I can find the picture, before and after, I’ll post it.

Fausta is reserving judgment at the moment, but will we ever know the real truth? Dennis Miller is wondering how the “smartest guy on the planet” never noticed he was knee-deep in a cesspool of corruption. Was Obama “hermetically sealed”, like home-canned beans?

Rahm Emanuel (Obama’s chief of staff), the mouthpiece of the President-elect, is dodgy at best. A veteran of Chicago politics, this gig is the fruit of his many labors in the belly of the beast. Obama’s transition website is now constantly being scrubbed of questions/comments regarding Blagojevich – flagging them as “inappropriate” so the web software will automatically remove them. That’s change you can believe in.

Jesse Jackson, Jr, “Candidate #5”, seems to be suffering from the same affliction of bad date math combined with selective memory loss. Must be something in the water there in Chicago.

The Anchoress wonders if the press will someday regret sheltering Obama.

I can’t help but wonder, if this Obama/Rezko/Blago thing becomes big (and the press seemed yesterday to be trying to prevent that) will the press one day beat its breast for not “vetting” Obama and his associates as they did over “not asking enough questions” about Iraq?

Additionally, if Obama can’t (or won’t) persuade Blagojevich to resign his governor’s seat, will it be a perceived sign of weakness by our bomb-wearing friends? What then can we expect when he’s nose to nose with Putin? Ahmadinejad? Will he put daisies in the barrels of their nukes while they point them over the Atlantic?

Obama’s transparency looks pretty opaque from here.

And So It Begins

Sorry so quiet. Many things on many fronts are keeping me distracted.

Yet to be sworn in, Obama gets the first of many insults from the bullies hiding in caves with internet connections. Lawhawk thinks the tape is a “trial balloon” to test Obama’s reaction.

Zawahiri is egging Obama on just to see if Obama will hit al Qaeda.

Zawahiri has sprung a trap on Obama. If Obama orders strikes, Zawahiri can claim that (1) it’s because Obama’s a stooge for others; (2) he’s vain and can’t take being belittled; (3) combination of 1 and 2.

If Obama doesn’t continue to respond to al Qaeda with force, Zawahiri sees just how weak Obama is and how a lack of resolve can be exploited in future attacks against US strategic interests worldwide.

In other words, this is a trial balloon to see how Obama will respond.

The message is also meant to appeal to the far left anti-America fringe to attempt to show that the US will not measurably change its foreign policy now that Obama will be assuming the Presidency. It’s meant to undermine Obama’s possible foreign policy strategies, especially if any of them are a continuation of the Bush and Clinton years.

HotAir calls it the “Belafonte treatment.”

But my question is, where’s the media outrage? It was only weeks ago that certain words or phrases like “community organizer,” “inexperienced,” “hoodwink,” “black,” “Hussein,” “terrorist,” “Bill Ayers,” etc., were considered CODE WORDS for racism. A single comment about the Obama fist-pump and gets E.D. Hill dismissed from FoxNews. But Kathleen Parker is now the media’s darling since she went feral and turned on her own. Wearing a McCain T-shirt or a Palin button resulted in beatings and abuse. Cars with non-Obama bumper stickers were vandalized. Hostility is becoming the new response to political debate. Even the ultimate act of independent thought – voting for who YOU wanted to vote for, not who the MEDIA wanted you to vote for – was considered racist. The Founding Fathers must be shaking their heads in disbelief.

Now a dangerous man, head of a dangerous and murderous organization that hates America with every fiber of its collective being, is hurling insults at the President to be. Why is the media not rending it clothes and pouring ash on their heads in response to this insult? How dare anyone, ANYONE disrespect their Annointed One?

Where’s the outrage? Where’s the demonization of the speaker of the dreaded racist remark? Where’s the illegal background investigations? Hello? Bueller? Bueller?

Oh, sorry, I forgot. The insulter wasn’t an American.

(queue the chirping crickets)

Your Daily Anti-Obama Bromide

Fourteen days to go…

Two quick hits and back to the black hole of project land.

Fausta has some must-see ads. Then go over to neverfindout.org and contribute – keep these ads running until election night!

Ed Morrissey has the Absolute Comprehensive Argument against Obama. Read it. Follow all the links. Print it out and give it to your senior adult friends that aren’t internet savvy. Leave some at the Starbuck’s, your favorite fast food place, car repair waiting rooms, vet/doctor/dentist office, any of your daily rounds. Leave one in your mailbox for your post”person”.

The groundswell of resistance is beginning!

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