A Nerve Hit, Did He?

Well, no wonder, since the nerve is the size of a fully-operational Death Star. I’m talking about that quivering mass of festering, twitching tissue know as the liberal MSM. Or as Stacy calls them, partisan publicists.

They are not independent journalists, they’re partisan publicists, yet they expect to be taken seriously as reporters when they can’t even be bothered to do a Google search and find out when a factory closed.

They are a disgrace to the profession to which they claim to belong. Truth matters. Truth is precious and powerful. Liars are a dime a dozen.

During the last night of the RNC, in the line-up before Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech, Clint Eastwood showed up and MOCKED their idol. Remember Alinsky’s Rule 5:

“Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.”

The media immediately reacted, in their typical fashion.

The media, naturally, is furious. They don’t like to see Their Precious One mocked and they also understand the power of mockery — which is why they keep Stewart and Colbert on such a tight leash. This is why the media has already written 25 stories (5 from Politico) mocking Eastwood.

Had Eastwood said the things the media likes to hear with the same nervousness and hesitation, they would’ve called him wizened and seasoned. But because he mocked Their Precious One, suddenly he’s some kind of embarrassment.

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All I can say in response is: Go to hell you Obama-shilling crybabies. Eastwood showed more grit and honestly in those few minutes than you water carriers have during your entire propaganda-for-the-collective careers.

What Eastwood did tonight was funnier, fresher, edgier, and braver than anything those comedy cowards Chris Rock, Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert have done in 15 years.

82 years-old, and Dirty Harry is still pissing all the right people off.

My hero.

But heed a warning here, you mock Eastwood at your peril. For my generation at least, Clint is our John Wayne. He is the age of most of our fathers. He has that same dogged determination, that ‘make my day/get off my lawn’ attitude that most of us responsible, law-abiding taxpayers grew up under. And we recognize that tone before a full sentence is even uttered. Pay attention and pay attention now, because I’m not going to say it again, punk. Pick on him, and you pick on our dads, our uncles, our grandfathers, our brothers. The bedrock generation of this nation.

Clint’s best line of the night, I think, was this:

…you, we — we own this country.
We — we own it. It is not you owning it, and not politicians owning it. Politicians are employees of ours.
And — so — they are just going to come around and beg for votes every few years. It is the same old deal. But I just think it is important that you realize , that you’re the best in the world. Whether you are a Democrat or Republican or whether you’re libertarian or whatever, you are the best. And we should not ever forget that. And when somebody does not do the job, we got to let them go.

Obama, et al., you’re fired.

Now get off my lawn.

Welcome Home Smitty!

The Awesome Admiral of the Afghan Seas is now safely home and safely ensconced on American soil.

Huzzah!

Photographic proof (via The Other McCain):

Ding, Dong, The Wicked Murderer is Dead

Still waiting on The Won. He called a presser at 10:30. It’s now 10:59. How can you expect someone who never held a real job to be punctual for anything.

Regardless, the internetz is all over it. OSAMA BIN LADEN IS DEAD.

Here’s a start. I’ll link more… if I can stay awake. This afternoon I made the first carload from Rome to home and I’m pooped.

First thought: I’d love to see the look on former President George W. Bush’s face right now.

A Most Righteous Rant

dhorwitz3 lets it all hang out at RedState:

While our nation languishes amidst record food and energy prices, unprecedented underemployment (including those excluded from the workforce) and economic stagnation, crippling regulations, and an administration in contempt of two court decisions, the media would rather distract us with the Islamist uprising in Egypt. It is imperative that we keep up the pressure on Obama and the Democrats by denying them the opportunity to preclude our attention from more relevant and ominous domestic problems. On the other hand, there is one salient question that we should excogitate from Obama’s handling of the Egyptian insurgency. If Obama is willing to listen to the protesters of a foreign country due to their grievances from high food and energy prices and an unresponsive government, shouldn’t he accede to the similar demands of his own citizens and resign immediately?

Indeed. Like several of the commenters there, I couldn’t help but think of Mubarak giving that very same speech to Obama and America.

Back at’cha, Buddy O.

As they say, read the whole thing. Daniel nails the facts of the destruction wreaked so far by O’s policies. And we’re just at mid-term.

Erick Erickson Interviewing Herman Cain

Erick Erickson, newly minted evening talk show host on WSB Radio, editor of RedState, editor emeritus of Peach Pundit and all around great guy is interviewing Herman Cain, potential candidate for the 2012 on WSB RIGHT NOW.

[It was a great interview. Herman sounded downright Presidential.]

Please, Herman, say YES!

You can listen here. Fabulous!

UPDATE: You can listen to the podcasts –
Hour 1
Hour 2

Still Riding the Endorphins

Kowabunga!

So now what?

We take a deep breath and survey the landscape. Many great things transpired last night, but there were some disappointments. We need to learn from the mistakes and problems encountered and figure out how to get more reliable and believable polling information. Analyze everything and figure out how to do it better. Even though the Senate wasn’t won outright, it is much more manageable by the GOP. They must remember the values of the conservative wave that put them back on top, the same values they campaigned upon, are what will right the nation. The minute they turn their backs on us, we’ll know and they can start packing their bags.

First thing, we map out prospects for 2012, and concentrate on turning all the state houses red.

You can just feel the joy in the air. It’s almost like Christmas!

In the meantime, pop some popcorn and enjoy the bickering.

Remember Why America is Exceptional

The rebirth of America begins today.

UPDATE: The Anchoress

We must repeat, over and over, that liberty is the means by which we created creatures are meant to live and to grow and be; that liberty lives in truth spoken forthrightly, and not in circuitous spin; that liberty thrives where people can speak without fear of injury or reprisals; that liberty is sustained only when the press is free and unencumbered; that liberty flourishes when people refuse to be intimidated into silence or acquiescence, but becomes a fragile thing, easily diminished, when we refuse to acclaim it for ourselves.

Perhaps it was easier to tap into the quietly honorable intentions of America at its founding, when oppressed people understood what the opposite of freedom was and resolved to reject it as they rejected empire, or subjugation. Succeeding American generations pursued liberty for others – agreeing always to lead, but never to rule, and ready to return to their own quite ordinary lives when their role was played out.

Today’s balloting seems poised to deliver a hard pull-back from the perceived “mandates” of only two years ago, and a stinging rebuke to public servants who began to believe they were meant to rule, rather than represent – who moved too far against our understandings of consent, and of ourselves and our sacred honor.

And W Doesn’t Throw Like a Girl

Just watched as George W. Bush, accompanied by his dad, George H.W. Bush threw out the first pitch for game 4 of the World Series. The crowd roared – didn’t hear a single boo.

What a great moment for baseball and America.

In a Perfect World…

They would be throwing parades for Dinesh D’Souza’s Forbes article if it was an expose of a conservative or a Republican, dancing merry gigs like orcs ’round the fire. But instead he gets pouty stabs from a thin-skinned White House.

The White House wouldn’t try to pull strings in elections. At least (and correct me if I’m wrong) it didn’t in the past, so publicly.

White House employees are Americans that love America. And don’t plot to use the free market to de-develop our great nation.

Words mean what they mean. Like freedom doesn’t equal control. Job creation means more jobs, not less. And you count them one at a time.

Instructions are real directions, not just suggestions. As my old junior high band teacher used to say, “Results, Not Excuses.” Indeed.

Cross-posted at RedState.

Howard Zinn – The FBI Files

Robert Stacy McCain has produced an excellent post on Howard Zinn, mining the many articles and files released by the FBI on July 30 (by FOIA request). It’s too good to excerpt here, except for one little tease, so you’ll have to go read it all there.

America won the Cold War, but the Communists won the campuses.

The FBI tracked the man and his communist activity for years. Of course, our Main Stream Marxist Media is taking their usual blase, “What’s the big deal?” attitude about the whole thing.

Michelle Malkin noted last year Zinn’s continued influence in pushing “social justice” in elementary curriculums. He’d written toxic, anti-American history textbooks for years – all shaded by his red-hued glasses – so why not venture into the younger grades? He died in early 2010; but Hollywood carries on his legacy.

Follow all the other blogs linking Stacy – it’s worth the time to see just how “revered” this dreadful man really was.

Memeorandum thread here.

For the first time since 1/20/2009, America has something to cheer about!

USA! USA! USA! Brings a tear to the eye…

Via Legal Insurrection, who got it from Sister Toldjah, who got it from @Cubachi.

A Bright Spot in the Muck

I’m running behind, as usual. Maybe it’s the heat – it’s so oppressive. It’s hard to think, hard to process the assault of bad news.

Obama continues to underwhelm. There are so many failures at so many levels; it boggles the mind. The latest Rasmussen poll shows that 48% see the government as a threat to their individual rights.

At every turn, our system of checks and balances is being eroded. Via Instapundit (because no way the mainstream media would report something as important as this!), the Electorial College is in danger of being eliminated by legislation promoted by a California-based group, National Popular Vote. The better to steal elections with, my dear.

Now, in the middle of a difficult war, is a great time to fire a General. The ego is more important than the mission.

A federal judge sees through Obama’s smoke and mirrors and rescinds Obama’s drilling moratorium. His thanks? Death threats.

The well, that well, that looms so large in the American psyche, is just a pine needle on the green of Obama’s plan of world dominion. But oil well experts believe the well disaster is approaching Kobiyashi Maru proportions: the well may be compromised “down hole” (read the whole thing). Bad. Very bad. Very, very bad. Pray they are able to contain this monster.

Enough! Enough! I need bright spots! Bright spots, I tell you, in this muck!

The Anchoress passes along the smell of chocolate chip cookies.

Jill has suggestions for the cable company.

Lance grouses on the mother tongue.

Professor William spotted a funny bumper sticker.

Hank Johnson continues to make Liz Carter’s job easy.

Lan is the Man.

Dawgs beat frogs, any day. The record for the longest match in tennis history is now held by a UGA grad. Great sportsmanship is NOT dead, no matter what that silly French coach says.

Soccer Snark

England. Alas, poor England. They have succumbed to parlor tricks and superstition in hope that the voodoo that they doooo will help squeak out a win today against Slovenia. Yeah. Slovenia. A decent referee should be higher on their wish list, I would think. Richard Whittall of Yahoo Sports notes:

As the Daily Mail points out: “Apparently the current squad of players prefer the red shorts option to navy blue and anything that makes them happy at the moment is a boost for the big game.”

Did you hear that? A boost! Even though England last wore an all-red strip about nine-hundred years ago, winning all four games they played in the sanguinary shirts and shorts: two in the 1962 World Cup in Chile, and in friendlies against Czechoslovakia in 1963 and Belgium in 1970. So we know the kit is guaranteed to cure England’s woeful passing, inept finishing, flat movement, tactical unawareness, lack of confidence, positional indiscipline, rheumatism, whooping cough and scabies. How? Science and stuff. Speaking as a Canadian, I can tell you it’s worked great for us.

Heh.

P.S. For Trog, who is slogging through Soccer 101 like the champ he is, a kit is the uniform.

The Wager

Tomorrow America plays England in the first round of the FIFA World Cup.

Here’s the correspondence backing up the “wager” between the two country’s ambassadors.

From: Philip Breeden, US Embassy London

To: Martin Longden, British Embassy Washington DC

Subject: World Cup Bet

Mr. Longden,
It has not escaped our attention that a certain sporting event is fast approaching, and that our respective nations will soon be meeting on the fields of South Africa.

My Ambassador has asked me to see if your Ambassador might be interested in a small wager? We will understand if you decline, given the outcome of the last such encounter.

Sincerely,
Philip Breeden, U.S. Embassy, London
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From: Martin Longden, British Embassy Washington DC

To: Philip Breeden, US Embassy London

Subject: Re: World Cup Bet

Mr. Breeden,
Even for such an exceptionally optimistic nation as the United States, I am struck by the confidence with which your Ambassador proposes this wager. It is testament, I assume, to the generosity of your great nation – since the British Ambassador does not anticipate paying out.

Your email does not specify the exact terms of the wager. May I suggest that, in the event of an England victory, the US Ambassador agrees to entertain the British Ambassador at a steak-house of his choosing in downtown DC? And in the event that the United States is able to engineer a fortuitous win over England, then my man will entertain yours at a London pub of his choosing. Loser pays.

Your reference to a previous sporting encounter between our two countries puzzles me. Since the history of English football is long and extensive, in contradistinction to US soccer, I regret that I cannot immediately recall the encounter to which you refer. No doubt it is remembered fondly on these shores; we have quite forgotten it, however.

Are you sure you want to do this?

Yours sincerely,
Martin Longden British Embassy Washington DC
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From: Philip Breeden, US Embassy London

To: Martin Longden, British Embassy Washington DC

Subject: Re: World Cup Bet

Mr. Longden ,
It is with great pleasure, and no small measure of anticipation, that the U.S. Ambassador accepts the terms of the wager. I am surprised, given the well known love of the British for history, that you have forgotten what happened the last time the “special relationship” was tested on the pitch. Of course, given the result, you are to be forgiven for having misplaced that particular episode in your memory banks. I refer of course to the victory of the U.S. over England in the 1950 World Cup.

It is true that our soccer (a fine English word we have kindly preserved for you) history is not as long and illustrious as yours. However, as your generals noted during WWII, we have a unique capability for quickly identifying and advancing talent.

Game on!

Sincerely,
Philip Breeden
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From: Martin Longden, British Embassy Washington DC

To: Philip Breeden, US Embassy London

Subject: Re: World Cup Bet

Mr. Breeden,
Very well; it’s a bet!

Incidentally, you should know that the Ambassador takes his steak like American soccer victories – somewhat rare.

Sincerely,
Martin Longden

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