Monday, March 31, 2008

A Nazi Role Playing Sex Orgy

Not even the New York governor's mansion is as bad as this.

The report detailed a five-hour "Nazi-style" orgy between Mosley and five prostitutes at a house in Chelsea. In a video on the newspaper's Web site, it shows a man identified as Mosley arriving at an apartment. The man is then greeted by a woman playing the role of a Nazi prison guard, checking his hair to see if he has been kept free of lice "at the other facility."

Later, another woman in mock death camp garb enters the video and the man said to be Mosley is heard speaking German.

At one point during the video, the man yells "she needs more of ze punishment!" while brandishing a leather strap over a woman's bottom before striking her with it and counting in German, as other women in Nazi-style uniforms look on.

Obama's Hamas Allies

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Obama's Chickens Coming Home To Roost?

I once thought that Obama would be tough to beat in November. But he's been creating a lot of video footage for Republican campaign ad producers.

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John McCain - Kennedy Democrat?

Obama Continues To Match Hillary Lie For Lie

Whatever case Obama makes for his own election, it can't be that he's more honest than Hillary.

Late last year, in response to a Politico story about Obama’s answers to the original questionnaire, his aides said he “never saw or approved” the questionnaire.

They asserted the responses were filled out by a campaign aide who “unintentionally mischaracterize(d) his position.”

But a Politico examination determined that Obama was actually interviewed about the issues on the questionnaire by the liberal Chicago non-profit group that issued it. And it found that Obama – the day after sitting for the interview – filed an amended version of the questionnaire, which appears to contain Obama’s own handwritten notes adding to one answer.

As the Blogfather points out, this points up another disturbing Obama tendency.

This also underscores Obama's disturbing tendency to scapegoat his own staff rather than take responsibility, something he's demonstrated on more than one occasion.

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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Obama's Chickens Coming Home To Roost

Heath Schuler Chips In With A Lie Too

It's just a Democrat family tradition.

Candidates for the Republican nomination in the 11th Congressional District slammed Rep. Heath Shuler for comments he made at a speech this week in Hendersonville.Shuler, D-Waynesville, spoke to the Rotary Club on Tuesday and claimed Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain was blocking his immigration bill from getting a vote on the House floor.Former Henderson County Republican Party Chairman Spence Campbell, who is seeking the right to face Shuler in the November general election, did not believe Shuler's version of the story."Who is he kidding? His motivation in saying this is purely political and designed to try to attack the Republican presidential nominee," Campbell said in a released statement. "He does not want what is best for America or this district. He wants what is best for the liberal Democrats in Washington."Shuler wrote the Security and Verification through Enforcement Act, which increases funding for border security and requires more stringent residency status verification by employers.Republicans in the House tried to force a vote on the bill recently through a process called a discharge petition. With the rule, a vote can be called if a majority of representatives signed the petition. Shuler claimed that McCain called Republican representatives, telling them to not sign it.Another candidate in the Republican race, Highlands attorney John Armor, also weighed in on Shuler's statements, blaming the Democrats for the bill not getting a vote on the House floor."Those reluctant Democrats who co-sponsored the bill but haven't signed the discharge petition have no reason to listen to any requests from Sen. John McCain, a Republican," Armor said in a released statement. "They have every incentive to listen to demands from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat."Carl Mumpower said he did not want to say much on the issue but believes Shuler was off base with the comments."To shift the blame to a senator is missing the point," Mumpower said.Shuler's statements have sparked controversy in Washington. The Republican Congressional Committee doubted the validity of McCain's involvement, and McCain's office denied playing any role in the discharge petition process.

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Obama Matches Hillary Whopper For Whopper

Addressing civil rights activists in Selma, Ala., a year ago, Sen. Barack Obama traced his "very existence" to the generosity of the Kennedy family, which he said paid for his Kenyan father to travel to America on a student scholarship and thus meet his Kansan mother.

The Camelot connection has become part of the mythology surrounding Obama's bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. After Caroline Kennedy endorsed his candidacy in January, Newsweek commentator Jonathan Alter reported that she had been struck by the extraordinary way in which "history replays itself" and by how "two generations of two families -- separated by distance, culture and wealth -- can intersect in strange and wonderful ways."

There's one small problem with this heart touching tale - it's bullshit.

It is a touching story -- but the key details are either untrue or grossly oversimplified.

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Global Warming, Sans Warming - The Gore Effect

There’s a little something missing from global warming these days – the warming part. Al Gore and his acolytes have has anointed global warming “settled science” and therefore above debate. This is a status that not even evolution or relativity has been granted, as each is still referred to a theory. Within the past year global warming skeptics have been compared to Nazi holocaust deniers and flat earth adherents.
Unfortunately for the global warming alarmists, science has not treated global warming as settled and has continued to collect data. And as instrumentation becomes more widespread, more accurate and more reliable, the data yielded has been more consistent with the skeptic’s view. Devout environmentalists naturally blame the instruments.
Beginning in 2003, 3000 automated temperature monitoring buoys have traveled around the planet, diving as deep as 6000 feet, taking the oceans’ temperatures at all depths and transmitting that information back to eager climatologists itching to issue yet another headline grabbing alarm. The difficulty is that the data shows that the oceans are not warming. That’s a problem, as those precious models that wrote the screenplay for Al Gore’s Academy Award winning movie state that between 80 and 90% of all warming should occur in the oceans. In fact, the buoys have measured a slight cooling.
Even the machines are heretics.
This past year was the Earth’s coldest in decades and wiped out a century’s worth of warming. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Goddard Institute for Space Studies Land-Ocean Index, the University of Alabama at Huntsville, Remote Sensing Systems of Santa Rosa, California and the Hadley Climate Research Unit (United Kingdom), have all reported dramatic declines in global temperatures that essentially inverted Al Gore’s imaginary hockey stick graph.
Those who follow the news will recall that China suffered through its coldest winter in 50 years and experienced massive crop failures. This winter brought Baghdad, Iraq its first snow in memory and maybe in recorded history. Jerusalem saw multiple snowstorms. The southern hemisphere has also experienced an unusually cold year. South America’s winter was its coldest in 90 years.
Thursday morning’s spring blizzard on the Palouse is only the latest blast from our own long and relentless winter.
If I have learned nothing else from Al Gore, it is that nothing on this planet occurs without human intervention and any departure from the average is attributable to capitalistic planetary exploitation. I even heard a commentator on CNN attribute the Indonesian earthquake and tsunami to rising CO2 levels.
And so, I blame the cooling Earth on Washington governor Christine Gregoire. Barely two weeks ago, she signed a law mandating that the state reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 and to 75% of 1990 levels by 2035. By 2050 Washington will only be allowed to produce 50% of that 1990 benchmark. To achieve that, greenhouse gas emissions would have to be reduced from current levels by 70%. All this is required to save us from global warming. Judging by the data cited above, the law seems to be working retroactively. When have you ever seen such results from your government?
Or perhaps the Palouse Clearwater Environmental Institute should be faulted for Thursday’s blizzard. Last January, PCEI scheduled a conference to “raise awareness about global climate change.” I was unaware that there was anyone left on Earth who still unaware of global warming. And I doubt that the conference would have attracted anyone who was not already a global warming fundamentalist, fully immunized against evidence to the contrary. The originally scheduled conference had to be postponed when a massive snowstorm buried the Palouse and forced both the University of Idaho and WSU to close for two days. And so, the conference was rescheduled for, you guessed it, last Thursday – blizzard day.
Some time ago, observers noticed that whenever Al Gore arrived to deliver a speech on global warming, abnormally cold weather followed him. It became known as the Gore Effect and the term has even made its way into the Urban Dictionary.
It seems that the more frantic global warming alarmists have become, the colder the Earth gets. When the Washington’s state government and local environmental activists can conjure up snowstorms, perhaps we could call it “Gore Effect outsourcing,” as an actual appearance by Al Gore isn’t even necessary anymore.
I need to conceive a way to market temperature credits.


Friday, March 28, 2008

White Man's Greed, Or The Audacity Of Hoping That Nobody Notices

But Mickey Kaus noticed.

Barack Obama's voice: "It is this world, a world where cruise ships throw away more food in a day than most residents of Port-au-Prince see in a year, where white folks' greed runs a world in need, apartheid in one hemisphere, apathy in another hemisphere ... That's the world! On which hope sits."

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit

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The Audacity of Cynicism

Shortly after Barack Obama gave a campaign speech in which he condemned lobbyist and an "ethic of greed," he hustled to a fundraiser hosted by Credit Suisse, one of the primary contributors to the subprime mortgage meltdown.

Barack Obama went to New York on Thursday and blamed lobbyists, greedy businessmen and complacent Washington politicians for creating “an ethic of greed” that led to today’s foreclosure crisis.

Not long after he left the stage, the Democratic presidential hopeful attended a fundraiser held by his campaign in a room in the Manhattan headquarters of Credit Suisse, one of the major investment companies caught up in the subprime lending mess.

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Saddam's Man In Washington - And The Company He Keeps

It's not just the three stooges he schmoozed with.

Hillary, Al Gore...

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The Democrat's Big Lie: Too Dirty Even For Politics

Did John McCain really propose a 100 years war in Iraq?

“He (McCain) says that he is willing to send our troops into another 100 years of war in Iraq” (Barack Obama, Feb. 19).

“We are bogged down in a war that John McCain now suggests might go on for another 100 years” (Obama, Feb. 26).

“He’s (McCain) willing to keep this war going for 100 years” (Hillary Clinton, March 17).

“What date between now and the election in November will he (McCain) drop this promise of a 100-year war in Iraq?” (Chris Matthews, March 4).

Why, even a CNN anchor (Rick Sanchez) buys it: “John McCain is telling us ... that we need to win even if it takes 100 years” (March 16).

As Lenin is said to have said: “A lie told often enough becomes truth.” And as this lie passes into truth, the Democrats are ready to deploy it “as the linchpin of an effort to turn McCain’s national security credentials against him,” reports David Paul Kuhn of the Politico.

Hence: A Howard Dean fundraising letter charging McCain with seeking “an endless war in Iraq.” And a Democratic National Committee press release in which Dean asserts: “McCain’s strategy is a war without end. . . . Elect John McCain and get 100 years in Iraq.”

Considering that Islam has been at war with the rest of the world for nearly 15 centuries, I don't think that we'll be allowed peace.

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Keith Olbermann, The New Standard Of Journalism

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Another Hillary Clinton War Zone Lie Exposed

Hillary was not the only first lady since Eleanor Roosevelt to visit a war zone. She's the third.

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Name That Party

The governor of Puerto Rico's been busted.

The governor of Puerto Rico and at least 12 others, including members of his campaign finance committee, were indicted in San Juan in the culmination of a three-year investigation into the governor's campaign finances, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office on the island.

Gov. Aníbal Acevedo Vilá is expected to turn himself in Friday to face a variety campaign related crimes: conspiracy to violate election laws, making false statements, wire fraud, program fraud, conspiracy to defraud the IRS and filing a false tax return.

The 27-count indictment began with a long-running grand jury probe into how the governor funded his election to become Puerto Rico's resident commissioner, the nonvoting position in Congress he held prior to becoming governor.

Of course, the story doesn't mention his party affiliation until the 10th paragraph, when the governor himself brings it up.

Acevedo maintains that the drawn-out grand jury investigation into his finances is the product of a witch hunt. As members of Acevedo's staff and even his family were paraded to the grand jury in a prolonged probe, the governor's supporters claimed the case is another example of a Republican-led Justice Department going after Democrats.

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What's Worse: Having Your Passport File Snooped, Or Having Your Video Rental Records Snooped?

Actually, as I recall, Democrats did snoop through Clarence Thomas's video rental records.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

America-Hating Socialist Dictator For Obama (Or Hillary)

Another foreign leader lines up behind the Democratic Party.

Hmmm. I think this means that the Democrats have made a clean sweep of the Axis of Evil and the Orbit of Obnoxious.

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Hillary Clinton, Serial Liar

I don't think that CBS is suddenly pro-truth. I just think that they're in the tank for Obama. McCain will be next if Obama get the nomination.

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Once Again, America Doesn't Measure Up To Michelle Obama's Standards.

"We don't like being pushed outside of our comfort zones. You know it right here on this campus. You know people sitting at different tables- you all living in different dorms. I was there. You're not talking to each other, taking advantage that you're in this diverse community. Because sometimes it's easier to hold on to your own stereotypes and misconceptions. It makes you feel justified in your own ignorance... That's America. So the challenge for us is are we ready for change?"

I guess she's not so proud of America after all.

Of course, I wouldn't care to sit too close to someone who believes that I'm a "white enemy" that needs to be destroyed.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit

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Man Shoots Wife While Installing Satellite Television

I guess he didn't have a hand drill.

Officials are trying to determine whether to file charges against a man who fatally shot his wife while trying to install a satellite television system in their home.

Patsy D. Long, 34, of Deep Water was pronounced dead early Saturday evening after being shot in the chest with a .22-caliber handgun. Her husband, Ronald Long, fired the shot from the inside of their home after several unsuccessful efforts to punch a hole through the exterior wall using other means.

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More On McPeak's Jew-Baiting

In the American Spectator.

It's all the fault of that international Jew banker conspiracy.

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Obama Adviser Blames The Jews

Is it my imagination, or is Obama surrounding himself with people who think this way?

"By choosing to have a military advisor and national campaign co-chairman like General McPeak, serious questions and doubts are once again being raised about Senator Obama's positions and judgment on Middle East issues," said RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks.

"Rather than putting the blame where it belongs - on the Palestinian leadership and their continued reliance on terror, General McPeak finds it more convenient to blame American Jewry and their perceived influence," said Brooks. "This is the same dangerous and disturbing canard being promoted by the likes of Jimmy Carter and authors Mearsheimer and Walt in their book, The Israel Lobby."

"Senator Obama continues to surround himself with advisors holding troubling and disturbing anti-Israel bias," Brooks said. "We call on Senator Obama to immediately remove General McPeak from his campaign leadership role and as a key advisor."

Don't tell me words don't matter.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A Democrat's Embrace Of FARC Terrorists

Has one of Barack Obama's gringos been identified?

"Receive my warm greetings, as always, from Washington," Mr. Jones began in a letter to the rebels last fall. "The big news is that I spoke for several hours with the Democratic Congressman James McGovern. In the meeting we had the opportunity to exchange some ideas that will be, I believe, of interest to the FARC-EP [popular army]."

Will Democrats have to pay for this perfidy? Probably not. Democrats have been caught schmoozing communists in Cuba, Nicaragua and Grenada, so they'll probably enjoy the MSM shelter again.

The American public really does deserve to know this. As the Wall Street Journal phrases it,

We think the documents reveal something else entirely: Some Democrats oppose the Colombia trade deal because they sympathize more with FARC's terrorists than with a U.S. antiterror ally.

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Israel's Ethnic Bomb To Kill Arabs And Blacks

Here's one more thing that Barack Obama knew nothing about.

I'm just wondering, why should we believe that Barack Obama is so wise in the ways of the world when he is so ignorant of what's going on in his own church?

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Meanwhile, Obama Really Does Sell His Own Grandmother Out To Become President

What else would a "typical white person" deserve?

Of course, it's not surprising, as he had already planned to throw his pastor overboard.

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Tuzla: Seared, Seared Into Hillary's Memory

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Monday, March 24, 2008

Name That Party

Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, a one-time rising star and Detroit's youngest elected leader, was charged Monday with perjury and other counts after sexually explicit text messages contradicted his sworn denials of an affair with a top aide.

I wonder what party he belongs to? The article doesn't say.

A Grim Milestone, Pakistan-Style

Pakistan now leads the world in suicide bombings and deaths by suicide bombers.

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Muslim Terrorism Before Osama

It's been more than three decades.

I'm sure that most of us mostly remember the 70's for these terrorists, who now happen to be friends of Obama.

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A Grim Milestone

I'm estimating that this is just about the 10,000th hopelessly biased anti-victory "news" story.

The overall U.S. death toll in Iraq rose to 4,000 after four soldiers were killed in a roadside bombing in Baghdad, a grim milestone that is likely to fuel calls for the withdrawal of American forces as the war enters its sixth year.

In the old days, Rush Limbaugh used to joke that he didn't just give you the news, but as a bonus, told you what to think about it. The AP isn't joking.

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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Hillary Clinton Dodges Bullets In Tuzla, The Video

"I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base."
Hillary Clinton

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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Obama Celebrates Easter At The Beach

Sunbathing seems like an awfully strange way to celebrate the holiest day on the Christian calendar.

Obama's allies are hoping the focus will stay off of Wright this Easter Sunday when the Democratic frontrunner skips services at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago and heads on vacation.

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FARC Death Throes?

This seems like good news, unless your name is Hugo Chavez or Barack Obama.

Hungry, desperate and afraid for his life, Pedro Pablo Montoya shot the commander he was supposed to protect. He then severed the commander's right hand -- as proof he'd killed one of Colombia's most wanted men -- and deserted the once-powerful rebel group to which he had pledged allegiance.

The slaying this month of Manuel Jesús Muñoz, a member of the ruling directorate of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, was a dramatic signal that a rebel group known for its resilience is engulfed in an internal crisis that could lead to its implosion after four decades of armed struggle.

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Global Warming, Been There, Done That

Contrary to the rantings of global warming alarmists, the Earth has been warmer - much warmer.

In the 12th and 13th centuries England exported wine to France. Vineyards also flourished in improbable regions like southern Norway and eastern Prussia. A centuries-long spell of mild, predictable weather blessed Western Europe with abundant crops, healthy populations and budget surpluses sufficient to finance projects like Chartres Cathedral.

Even if the Earth is warming, why choose to believe that everything will be worse? What evidence is there for a single ideal climate?

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The Hundred Years War

No, no John McCain, Barack Obama.

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Arrested Global Warming, Or Where Has All The Heat Gone? Long Time Passing

Two Australian biologists have spoken aloud what global warming alarmists would prefer that no one noticed - the earth is cooling.

Last Monday - on ABC Radio National, of all places - there was a tipping point of a different kind in the debate on climate change. It was a remarkable interview involving the co-host of Counterpoint, Michael Duffy and Jennifer Marohasy, a biologist and senior fellow of Melbourne-based think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. Anyone in public life who takes a position on the greenhouse gas hypothesis will ignore it at their peril.

Duffy asked Marohasy: "Is the Earth stillwarming?"

She replied: "No, actually, there has been cooling, if you take 1998 as your point of reference. If you take 2002 as your point of reference, then temperatures have plateaued. This is certainly not what you'd expect if carbon dioxide is driving temperature because carbon dioxide levels have been increasing but temperatures have actually been coming down over the last 10 years."

Duffy: "Is this a matter of any controversy?"

Marohasy: "Actually, no. The head of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) has actually acknowledged it. He talks about the apparent plateau in temperatures so far this century. So he recognises that in this century, over the past eight years, temperatures have plateaued ... This is not what you'd expect, as I said, because if carbon dioxide is driving temperature then you'd expect that, given carbon dioxide levels have been continuing to increase, temperatures should be going up ... So (it's) very unexpected, not something that's being discussed. It should be being discussed, though, because it's very significant."

Of course, data is needed, and there's plenty. 3000 buoys around the world have discovered no evidence of global warming in the Earth's oceans and direct measurements of tropospheric temperatures have shown that the earth is cooling.

I suppose that someday, we'll be laughing ironically at Al Gore's Nobel Prize the same way we snicker at Yasir Arafat's.

Update: This would all be a great disappointment to this guy.

As environmental engineer Geoffrey Schladow launched this week into his startling new findings about the potentially dire consequences of global warming at Lake Tahoe, a member of the audience gasped.

"That was the correct response," said Schladow, who directs the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center.

The news about one of California's recreational jewels was grim. According to a study by Schladow and other Davis researchers, a warming trend already under way could shut down the deep churning of oxygen and nutrients that supports life in the lake – in just 11 years.

That, in turn, could trigger a wave of ecological disruptions from a "dead zone" at the bottom to unprecedented algae blooms near the surface, changing the clear, predominantly cobalt blue lake to murky green.

Schladow characterized such a change as "a really scary thing."


Friday, March 21, 2008

Typical White Person

Don't blink. This might the be last time that Barack Obama ever does anything for capitalism.

Hat tip: The Blogfather.

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Gas Still Isn't Expensive Enough

For Democrats, higher taxes are the solution for everything.

A Michigan congressman wants to put a 50-cent tax on every gallon of gasoline to try to cut back on Americans' consumption.

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Obama and Jeremiah Wright's Racism: Just Words?

That was mighty courageous of Barack Obama to repudiate his pastor of more than two decades after the old man became a political liability. In his much-heralded speech on race in America Tuesday, Obama denounced his pastor’s racism in no uncertain terms. In doing so, he established himself as the truly post-racial candidate. The New York Times breathlessly ranked the speech with the inaugural addresses of Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt and crowned it a “profile in courage.”
I’ve lifted a few of my favorite quotes.

“[T]here's nobody on my staff who would still be working for me if they made a comment like that about anybody of any ethnic group.”

"He didn't just cross the line," Obama said. "He fed into some of the worst stereotypes that my two young daughters are having to deal with today in America”

"What we've been seeing around this country is this constant ratcheting up of a coarsening of the culture that all of have to think about," Obama said.

“[W]e really have to do some soul-searching to think about what kind of toxic information are we feeding our kids," he concluded.

Oops! My bad. I messed up here. Those quotes weren’t from Obama’s speech on race during which he addressed his spiritual advisor’s incendiary rhetoric. Those were from last year, when Barack Obama demanded that NBC fire Don Imus for racially insensitive remarks. Time flies when you’re having fun.

No, what Obama had to say about his pastor of more than two decades was that his incitements should be forgiven as he was formed by experiences in the 1950’s and his attitudes should be considered in that context. I believe that Don Imus is about the same age, but I’m certain that there’s a post-racial explanation for why a white radio shock jock cracking sophomoric jokes should be held to a higher standard than the man Obama trusted with the spiritual formation of his children.

One point that did not get as much attention as it deserved was Obama’s admission that, after many months of denials, he indeed had been in the congregation when Jeremiah Wright spewed hateful rhetoric. Obama insisted that he had never heard, or even heard of, Jeremiah Wright’s paranoid and racially adversarial oratory. After ABC and Fox played segments of Jeremiah Wright’s sermons on the television and after other clips showed up on YouTube, Obama claimed that it was all news to him. But although they were willing, not even his most slavish admirers in the press corps could suspend disbelief and swallow that howler. And so Obama admitted Tuesday that he had heard sermons that “could be considered controversial.”

Obama’s reluctant candor deserves no more credit than Bill Clinton’s admission that he indeed did have sexual relations with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky, after his DNA had been detected on her blue dress. Nevertheless, Obama’s shifting story was a change that the New York Times believed in.

Of course, if Obama had wanted to learn what was going on inside his church, he only had to visit the website. There he would have learned that Jeremiah Wright was an adherent to “Black Liberation Theology” and follower of its founder, James Cone.
James Cone explains: “Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love.”

Just words? As Obama recently plagiarized: “Don’t tell me words don’t matter.” And considering that Obama recently, although briefly, associated himself with the Black Panthers, this is really about poor judgment.

He really didn’t know? Are these really words we can believe in?

Is this guilt by association as some Obama defenders have claimed? Well, this is an association he has chosen. Obama did not hesitate to disparage John McCain: “He has made some bad choices about the company he keeps.”

Obama insists that supposedly superior judgment more than compensates for his lack of experience. But was it wise to imply that the “typical white person” is racist? The Jeremiah Wright affair brought into bold relief that Obama’s substance really is “just words.”

Charles Krauthammer says it better - as usual.

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Barack Obama's Racist Roots: Do You Believe In This Change?

Hat tip: The Washington State University College Republicans.

See what else the WSU College Republicans are up to here.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

David Paterson's Latest Lady

The New York Post calls this a shocker. What's shocking about a Democrat having an extramarital affair?

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Barack and The Black Panthers

Once again, Obama's infallible judgment fails him.

I mean honestly, how good does your judgment have to be to know what the Black Panthers are all about?

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Obama Pimp White Women And Black Women

The New York Times Channels Saturday Night Live

The editorial page editors at the New York Time are having Orbasms.

"There are moments — increasingly rare in risk-abhorrent modern campaigns — when politicians are called upon to bare their fundamental beliefs. In the best of these moments, the speaker does not just salve the current political wound, but also illuminates larger, troubling issues that the nation is wrestling with.

Inaugural addresses by Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt come to mind, as does John F. Kennedy’s 1960 speech on religion, with its enduring vision of the separation between church and state. Senator Barack Obama, who has not faced such tests of character this year, faced one on Tuesday. It is hard to imagine how he could have handled it better."

Compare the Times breathless fawning to Saturday Night Live's. The difference is that Saturday Night Live is trying to be funny. The Times, unintentionally so.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

John Murtha Endoses Hillary

A good week for Mrs. Clinton's campaign comes to an end.

Rep. John P. Murtha has announced his endorsement of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, bringing his clout as a 17-term member of the House and a prominent anti-war Democrat to bear with more than a month until the primary here in his home state.

“Sen. Clinton is the candidate that will forge a consensus on health care, education, the economy, and the war in Iraq,” Murtha wrote in a statement about his decision.

Murtha, who represents the 12th district of Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh, was an early and sometimes inflammatory critic of the Iraq war. As a retired Marine Corps colonel and the first combat veteran of Vietnam elected to serve in Congress, Murtha’s voice on Clinton’s behalf could prove especially valuable in both inoculating her from anti-war criticism and bolstering her claim that she is the most qualified to serve as commander-in-chief. That message is the backbone of Clinton’s appearances this week.

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Barack Obama and The Black Panthers

Once again Obama's poor judgment is revealed - again. I expect Obama to deny that he ever knew anything about the Black Panthers, etc. etc. etc.

via Gateway Pundit.

Of course, if Barack Obama really wanted to know something about the Black Panthers, it's not that hard to find.

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The New Morality

In New York, you're considered a moral paragon if you pay for your own sexual infidelities.

Barack Obama - Just Words?

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Monday, March 17, 2008

That Dirty Word - Israel

Barack Obama's pastor says another dirty word.

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Damn Hippies

Obama's Fatal Flaw - Arrogance?

"To know me is to love me."

"Every place is Barack Obama country once Barack Obama's been there."

"A light will shine down from somewhere. "It will light upon you," he continued. "You will experience an epiphany. And you will say to yourself, I have to vote for Barack. I have to do it."

Just a few Barackisms that Ron Fournier of the Associated Press has collected.

Even Michelle gets into the act.

"Barack is one of the smartest people you will ever encounter who will deign to enter this messy thing called politics,"

Fournier also makes very important point missed by the rest of the Obama loving mainstream media.

While he deserves credit for forecasting the complications of war in 2002, Obama's opposition carried scant political risk because he was a little-known state lawmaker courting liberal voters in Illinois. In 2004, when denouncing the war and war-enabling Democrats would have jeopardized his prized speaking role at the Democratic National Convention, Obama ducked the issue.

Does the sudden media scrutiny mean that Obama is toast?

Could be. Mickey Kaus is predicting a 20-25 point loss for Obama in Pennsylvania, with bonus Obama contractions - just the sort of error one would predict from a candidate enraptured by his own smooth talk.

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Barack Obama: Homosexual Drug User?

I wouldn't have posted this trash, except that many in the more mainstream media linked to this story about Larry Craig.

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Barack Obama In Chicago For Jeremiah Wright's Christmas 2007 Sermon

Was Barack Obama telling the truth when he claimed that he had never heard any of Pastor Jeremiah Wright's inflammatory sermons and had no idea that he said any of those things. Well, we do know that Barack Obama was in Chicago for Christmas in 2007 when Jeremiah Wright unleashed this uplifting Christmas message.

"Hillary ain't never been called a nigger."

This kinda reminds me of John Kerry who, back in 2004, claimed to have been in two places at once. This isn't he MSM Mr. Obama. The blogosphere actually investigates.

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The Dangers Of Being Close To The Clintons

How many of your friends in the last 20 years have been killed, committed suicide, died under mysterious circumstances, gone to prison of just plain disappeared?

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Lou Dobbs Offers Pandering Lessons To Barack Obama

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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Barack Had No Idea That Jeremiah Wright Was An America Hating Racist

We are supposed to believe that in more than two decades of attending Jeremiah Wright's sermons, Barack Obama never heard, or even heard about, his pastor's insane ranting?

Just how frigging stupid does he think we are? Actually, I take that back. Just how stupid does he think his supporters are?

By the way, if you are one of those idiots who believe Barack Obama, here's an eyewitness who not only saw Barack Obama in the congregation while Wright preached hate, but observed Obama nodding his head in agreement.

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More Jeremiah Wright Rantings

Are we supposed to believe that Obama was never in the congregation when his spiritual adviser said these things?

Jeremiah Wright is probably the only pastor of an allegedly Christian church whose sermons would not pass V-chip scrutiny.

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At CNN, Religion Doesn't Matter, Except When It Does

CNN spent much of the last couple of days ensuring us that Obama's choice of a racist, America-hating pastor as his spiritual adviser doesn't really matter.

But, Ace of Spades has thevideo proving that when the subject was Mitt Romney, religion did matter.

It doesn't matter that Barack Obama's spiritual adviser declared that America deserved the 9/11 attacks, but it matters that until 1890, Mormons permitted polygamy?

It doesn't matter that Barack Obama's spiritual adviser calls America the "US of KKK A," but it does matter that blacks once could hold leadership positions in the Mormon church?

My two favorite political commentators at were making fun of Mike Huckabee in this video, but it's also very applicable to CNN.

"Mitt Romney is a Mormon. I'm saying that because I'm biased against Mormons. I'm saying it to remind people who are biased against Mormon that he's a fucking Mormon."

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Friday, March 14, 2008

Obama Lies About Rezko Relationship

I have no doubt that the mainstream media will find someway to excuse this lie too.

Barack Obama on Friday acknowledged that he had substantially underrepresented the cash raised for his earlier campaigns by indicted businessman Antoin “Tony” Rezko.

But Obama's campaign said it could not donate to charity as much as $90,000 in newly acknowledged Rezko-linked contributions because the old campaign accounts were closed and the money spent.

How convenient.

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Democrats Reap What They Sow

The Democrats are finally tasting the bitter fruit of identity politics.

The pillars of American liberalism — the Democratic party, the universities, and the mass media — are obsessed with biological markers, most particularly race and gender. They have insisted, moreover, that pedagogy and culture and politics be just as seized with the primacy of these distinctions and with the resulting “privileging” that allegedly haunts every aspect of our social relations.

They have gotten their wish. This primary campaign represents the full flowering of identity politics. It’s not a pretty picture. Geraldine Ferraro says Obama is only where he is because he’s black. Professor Orlando Patterson says the 3 A.M. phone call ad is not about a foreign policy crisis but a subliminal Klan-like appeal to the fear of “black men lurking in the bushes around white society.”

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Barack Obama's Churchillian Inspiration

Ward Churchill that is. Again, we know why Michelle Obama hates America.

"We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye," Rev. Wright said in a sermon on Sept. 16, 2001.

"We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America's chickens are coming home to roost," he told his congregation.

If this guy is the Obama's spiritual adviser, what do you expect?


Is School Choice The Big Winner In New York?

As America's worst governor sulks off to the showers (hopefully a cold one), his replacement could be the teacher's union worst nightmare.

A prominent advocate of publicly funded vouchers for private schools, Clint Bolick, has given [now-Lt. Gov. David] Paterson money and describes him as a "very good friend of the school-choice movement."

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Cuban Soccer Players Defect: I Guess Free Health Care Ain't All It's Cracked Up to Be

After playing to a 1-1 ties in an Olympic qualifying match with the United States 5 Cuban (now 7) players defect from the team.

Five members of the Cuban Under-23 national soccer team have defected in the United States while visiting the country for an Olympic qualifier, local media said on Wednesday.

A report on the Web site of the Miami Herald newspaper said the players abandoned their team after a match against the United States near Tampa Bay, Florida, on Tuesday night. The match ended in a 1-1 draw.

Team captain Yenier Bermudez, goalkeeper Jose Manuel Miranda, defender Erlys Garcia Baro, midfielder Yordany Alvarez and defender Loanni Prieto hatched the plan back in Cuba but told no one. Not even their families knew of their intent to defect, the Miami Herald said.

It said they spent Wednesday in Lake Worth, a town near Palm Beach about an hour's drive north of Miami, while trying to figure out how to begin a new life away from their communist-ruled homeland.

The good news for them is that they are allowed how to figure out how to make a new life in this country.

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Hillary Ain't Never Been Called A Nigger!

A clear look at Obama's spritiual advisor.

Obama: "I don't think my church is actually particularly controversial."


Who Are Obama's "Gringos"

Someone in the Democratic Party, apparently fond of Barack Obama, has been conducting friendly, back channel talks with drug running FARC terrorists in Columbia. So, why isn't the mainstream media investigating?

Surely this is more consequential to the republic that where America's worst governor wets his weanie.

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John Kerry's Moral Offspring: The Son Of Winter Soldier

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

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Was She Worth It Eliot?

At least we can now decide.

Here's a picture of Eliot Spitzer's hooker.

Mainstream Media: Hoping For Disaster In Iraq

When violence declined in Iraq last year, the mainstream media were reluctant to call it a trend. It certainly wasn't worth reporting. But, a couple of bombings last week is a trend.

Violence appeared to be on the rise in Iraq after a day that saw at least 42 people die — numbers that cast doubt on the easing of sectarian violence following a surge of U.S. forces to the country last year.

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Barack's Madrid Precedent: Unconditional Surrender To Terrorism

"[W]hat kind of soldier likes it when his own politicians deal him a defeat?"

It may well be that Barack's surrender pledge is as authentic as his promise to abrogate on NAFTA.

Obama may be spinning us -- you know, old-time campaign talk from the man promising change? Yes, his key foreign policy adviser Samantha Power has resigned (she called Hillary "a monster"), but before Power quit she suggested to the BBC's Stephen Sackur on March 6 that Obama's retreat pledge was iffy. "You can't make a commitment in March 2008 about what circumstances will be like in January of 2009," Power said. "He will, of course, not rely on some plan that he's crafted as a presidential candidate or a U.S. senator."

It appears Obama is pandering to left-wing voters steeped in defeatism, and if elected president, come January 2009, he may suddenly discover the Iraq Precedent is a damn sight better than any other option.

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Geraldine Ferraro: Repeat Offender

Yep, she's told the truth one other time in her life.

"If Jesse Jackson were not black, he wouldn't be in the race," she said.

Of course, nobody would even know who Geraldine Ferraro is or would ask her for her opinion on anything if she hadn't benefited from identity politics in 1984.

Liberalism Is Not A Terminal Disease After All

"When the facts change, I change my opinion. What do you do, sir?" So said John Maynard Keynes when asked why he changed his mind.
David Mamet is somewhat less well known that John Maynard Keynes (I never heard of him for example), but he is notable in that he is no longer a "brain dead liberal."

I took the liberal view for many decades, but I believe I have changed my mind.

As a child of the '60s, I accepted as an article of faith that government is corrupt, that business is exploitative, and that people are generally good at heart.

These cherished precepts had, over the years, become ingrained as increasingly impracticable prejudices. Why do I say impracticable? Because although I still held these beliefs, I no longer applied them in my life. How do I know? My wife informed me. We were riding along and listening to NPR. I felt my facial muscles tightening, and the words beginning to form in my mind: Shut the fuck up. "?" she prompted. And her terse, elegant summation, as always, awakened me to a deeper truth: I had been listening to NPR and reading various organs of national opinion for years, wonder and rage contending for pride of place. Further: I found I had been—rather charmingly, I thought—referring to myself for years as "a brain-dead liberal," and to NPR as "National Palestinian Radio."

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Let's Play, "Guess That Party!"

In a story about Eliot Spitzer, USA Today never mentions that he's a Democrat. But, you learn right away that Larry Craig and David Vitter are Republicans.

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Elliot Spitzer Grooming Himself For A Whitehouse Run?

Elliot Spitzer's ruthless ambition knows no bounds. Does anyone really doubt that the would be satisfied with anything less that president, or emperor of the world?

Has anyone considered the possibility that he was just fleshing out his resume for the Democratic nomination? Look at the last Democratic president. Every time he trespassed, he approval ratings went up. San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsome has an affair with one of his best friend's wife, then goes into alcohol rehab and emerges with sky high approval ratings and is planning to run for governor.

This isn't the end of Spitzer's career. It's just taking off. For Democrats, this kind of stuff is a resume' enhancement.

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Elliot Spitzer Too Arrogant and Abrasive For The New York Times?

I get the impression that the Times is not especially upset about Spitzer's fall.

Alas for Mr. Spitzer, his shiv-in-the-kidney style, which served him so well in facing down skittish bankers and mutual fund executives, met its match in Albany. He relied — too often, said some — on his tough-talking crew from the attorney general’s office, and tended to speak loudly when he might better have listened.

"Shiv in the kidney:" Now that's a good blogger line.

Perhaps if he had been a better listener he would have learned what goeth before the fall.

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Monday, March 10, 2008

No Wonder Michelle Obama Hates America

It's just so hard making ends meet on a mere half million dollars a year.

“We spend between the two kids, on extracurriculars outside the classroom, we’re spending about $10,000 a year on piano and dance and sports supplements. And summer programs… Do you know what summer camp costs?”

Well, actually I don’t. None of my kids went. I spent a week once at Camp Wanakee.

“The salaries don’t keep up with the cost of paying off the debt, so you’re in your 40s, still paying off your debt at a time when you have to save for your kids,” her highness complained.

Kelly pointed out that in 2005, Mrs. O’s salary was $316,962 at the University of Chicago Hospital. She’s a lawyer, not a doctor.

Hubby’s pay as a U.S. senator topped $160 K that year.

If you are struggling to make ends meet on a half-million a year — a 1040 that puts you in the top 2% of Americans — then the problem is you, not the country.

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Hold Your Breath, Or We're All Gonna Die!

In order to avert a global warming catastrophe, we have to achieve zero carbon emissions by midcentury. Who's going to tell China and India? On the other hand, some people think (well, one guy thinks so anyway) that we'll be 100% solar by then.

The task of cutting greenhouse gas emissions enough to avert a dangerous rise in global temperatures may be far more difficult than previous research suggested, say scientists who have just published studies indicating that it would require the world to cease carbon emissions altogether within a matter of decades.

Their findings, published in separate journals over the past few weeks, suggest that both industrialized and developing nations must wean themselves off fossil fuels by as early as mid-century in order to prevent warming that could change precipitation patterns and dry up sources of water worldwide.


Obama's "Evolving" Position on Iraq

From today's Boston Globe.

In July of 2004, the day after his speech at the Democratic convention catapulted him into the national spotlight, Barack Obama told a group of reporters in Boston that the United States had an "absolute obligation" to remain in Iraq long enough to make it a success.

"The failure of the Iraqi state would be a disaster," he said at a lunch sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, according to an audiotape of the session. "It would dishonor the 900-plus men and women who have already died. . . . It would be a betrayal of the promise that we made to the Iraqi people, and it would be hugely destabilizing from a national security perspective."

So, Obama was "right all along?"

Well, he can be forgiven. He wasn't a "new kind of politician" then and Code Pink didn't own the party yet.

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Democrats Continue to Coddle Hugo Chavez

Not only are the Democrats giving Hugo Chavez tax breaks, now they're undermining his opponents in South America.

What is it about Democrats and Hugo Chávez? Even as the Venezuelan strongman was threatening war last week against Colombia, Congress was threatening to hand him a huge strategic victory by spurning Colombia's free trade overtures to the U.S.

This isn't the first time Democrats have come to Mr. Chávez's aid, but it would be the most destructive. The Venezuelan is engaged in a high-stakes competition over the political and economic direction of Latin America. He wants the region to follow his path of ever greater state control of the economy, while assisting U.S. enemies wherever he can. He's already won converts in Bolivia and Ecuador, and he came far too close for American comfort in Mexico's election last year.

Meanwhile, Colombian President Álvaro Uribe is embracing greater economic and political freedom. He has bravely assisted the U.S fight against narco-traffickers, and he now wants to link his country more closely to America with a free-trade accord. As a strategic matter, to reject Colombia's offer now would tell everyone in Latin America that it is far more dangerous to trust America than it is to trash it.

One of the more interesting intelligence discoveries are the apparent contacts between FARC and the US Democratic Party.

The gringos will ask for an appointment with the minister to solicit him to communicate to us his interest in discussing these topics. They say that the new president of their country will be Obama and that they are interested in your compatriots. Obama will not support "Plan Colombia" nor will he sign the TLC (Colombian Free Trade agreement). Here we responded that we are interested in relations with all governments in equality of conditions and that in the case of the US it is required a public pronouncement expressing their interest in talking with the FARC given their eternal war against us.

This is all starting to remind me of when the Democrats allied themselves with Nicaragua's communist dictator 20 years ago.

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Sunday, March 09, 2008

No Kindness Goes Unpunished, Pinky The Cat

Who Answers That Phone At 3 AM?

All Hat, No Cattle: Barack Obama's Inconsequential Senate Career

Can a guy who accomplished almost nothing in the Senate become a serious contender for the presidency? Yes he can, if he's a Democrat.

Outside Washington, Mr. Obama was a multimedia sensation — people offered free tickets to his book readings for $125 on eBay and contributed thousands of dollars each to his political action committee to watch him on stage questioning policy experts.

But inside the Senate, the junior senator from Illinois was 99th in seniority and in the minority party his first two years. In committee hearings, he had to wait his turn until every other senator had asked questions. He once telephoned reporters himself to draw attention to his amendments. And some senior colleagues were cool to the newcomer, whom they considered naïve.

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Obama's Glow Fading?

Obama's success has had a lot more to do with his image as a new kind of politician rather than any policy position. So it'll be stories like this one that will bring him down.

During his 12 years in politics, Sen. Barack Obama has received nearly three times more campaign cash from indicted businessman Tony Rezko and his associates than he has publicly acknowledged, the Chicago Sun-Times has found.

Obama has collected at least $168,308 from Rezko and his circle. Obama also has taken in an unknown amount of money from people who attended fund-raising events hosted by Rezko since the mid-1990s.

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The Religion of Peace Targets The Olympics

China has thwarted two terrorist plots against the Olympics, and the game are still months away.

I blame George Bush, or global warming. Take your pick.

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New York Times: Don't Forget, John McCain Had Melanoma!

Now, as an icon of the Left, the New York Times would never discriminate against anyone on the basis of a prior medical condition and the Times would certainly condemn anyone who did.

They're just reminding you of this just in case you are the kind of person who would discriminate.

Along with his signature bright white hair, the most striking aspects of Senator John McCain’s physical appearance are his puffy left cheek and the scar that runs down the back of his neck.

The marks are cosmetic reminders of the melanoma surgery he underwent in August 2000. Mr. McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, sometimes tells audiences that he has “more scars than Frankenstein.”

The operation was performed mainly to determine whether the melanoma, a potentially fatal form of skin cancer, had spread from his left temple to a key lymph node in his neck; a preliminary pathology test at the time showed that it had not.

Just so you know.

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Saturday, March 08, 2008

The Madness Of Queen Nancy, Democrats Underwrite Hugo Chavez

The Democrats have decided to raise taxes on oil companies and are therefore raising our gasoline prices even higher. But, they did give one company a tax break - CITGO, Hugo Chavez's oil company.

If there's anything more dumbfounding than the House's imposition of higher taxes on oil companies, thereby guaranteeing higher prices at the pump, it's the exemption voted for Venezuela's state oil firm.

It goes to show that Congress is more willing to empower dictators than to get serious about America's energy supply.

This Is A Temper Tantrum?

Somehow, I have difficulty reconciling this story with a video of the events described in the story.

Republican Sen. John McCain, showing a flash of the temper he is known for, repeatedly cut off a reporter Friday when asked whether he had spoken to Democratic Sen. John Kerry about being his vice president in 2004.

"Everybody knows that I had a private conversation. Everybody knows that, that I had a conversation," McCain told the reporter. "And you know it, too. No. You know it, too. No. You do know. You do know."

The reporter, Elisabeth Bumiller of The New York Times, was following up on a question McCain had answered at a campaign event Friday morning in Atlanta. Asked if he might consider Kerry as a running mate, since Kerry asked him in 2004, McCain said no.

Afterward, on a campaign flight, Bumiller said she looked in the Times' archives and that McCain had denied talking with Kerry in a May 2004 story.

McCain interrupted, saying that everyone knew he had a private conversation, and he kept interrupting as she tried to follow up. McCain clearly was irate.

"I don't know what you read or heard of, and I don't know the circumstances," McCain said. "Maybe in May of '04 I hadn't had a conversation."

Here's the video.

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Friday, March 07, 2008

Bush Has Made Us Safer

Are terrorists targeting Europe because it's a softer target?

Islamic extremists have been targeting Europe instead of the United States because the Bush administration has made a domestic attack much more difficult through improvements in U.S. traveler screening and border security, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said yesterday.

"We have significantly reduced the risk of a major attack in the short term," Chertoff told a group of Washington Post reporters and editors before meeting with President Bush to mark the fifth anniversary of the Department of Homeland Security's creation.

"One of the reasons we're seeing more attacks in Europe is because they think it's easier," Chertoff said. He noted almost annual attacks since 2004 in Madrid, London and Glasgow and disrupted plots in Denmark, Germany, Italy, France and Portugal.

Perhaps opening our borders to terrorists is one of the ways that Democrats plan to make nice with Europe.

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The Press Notices That The Press Isn't Noticing

How strange is it when the mainstream press report that they are not reporting on a story that they should be reporting on?

Four lonesome television cameramen lounged on folding chairs, read newspapers and idly chatted on cell phones in the sprawling marble lobby of the federal courthouse here, hoping to catch the players in the just-underway trial of former Barack Obama fundraiser Antoin “Tony” Rezko.

The scene was quite a contrast from the circus atmosphere they recalled in the same lobby during the early stages of two other recent high-profile trials -- those of former Illinois Gov. George Ryan and newspaper magnate Conrad Black. In each case, about three times as many TV cameramen jockeyed for position with sound men, photographers and reporters, with another media gaggle waiting outside. “We were tripping all over each other,” one of the cameramen recalled Tuesday, the second day of jury selection in the Rezko trial.

Whatever CBS is, it's unfortunate that they're not in a position to get the word out.


When You've Lost Saturday Night Live, Have You Lost America?

It was at least a dozen years ago when I read that far more Americans relied upon late night talk show comedians for their news than the network news anchors. In fact a plurality of the poll’s respondents identified late night comedians as their primary news source. And today, Jon Stewart’s Daily Show stands as the most watched “news” program on cable television. The program boasts that more people depend upon the Daily Show as their news source than should. And, as Saturday Night Live showed recently, it seems that comedians still hold more sway over voters than real journalists.
That’s probably because the mainstream media’s Obama swoon was becoming indistinguishable from Comedy Central parody. After all, who would you watch if you were looking for a good laugh, Steven Colbert or Katy Couric? The Obama worship services were approaching 1960’s Beatlemania proportions until Saturday Night Live spoofed a Democratic presidential debate between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. In that skit, the journalists treated the Obama character with undisguised slavish adulation, then fell into rapturous heavy breathing when he emitted a clichéd and vacuous response. It was quite convincing.
The You Tube video of the skit went viral and Hillary Clinton even referred to it during the next debate and followed up by wondering why the moderators didn’t start the debate by asking, “Barack if he's comfortable and needs another pillow.” The quip dripped with Clintonian petulance, but nevertheless resonated, although not with everyone.
The usually tough on everybody Tim Russert apparently had not seen the video and held fast to the Obamamania embraced long ago. During a January interview with Hillary Clinton on “Meet The Press,” Russert repeated a paragraph from Obama’s frequently cited speech in which he declared that he was not against all wars, just “dumb wars” and argued that Obama was “right all along.”
Whether or not Obama’s good fortune in finding himself properly positioned for Code Pink’s subsumption of the Democratic Party qualifies him as being “right all along” is a matter for another debate. It was Russert’s unqualified assertion that Hillary Clinton had been wrong all along that exposed his bias.
When Russert tried to show his toughness during the debate, he just couldn’t quite bring himself to close the deal. He noted that Obama’s Afrocentric church pastor praised the antisemitic Nation of Islam leader, Louis Farrakhan as one who “epitomizes greatness” and once traveled with Farrakhan to meet Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. This should have been followed with a question about Obama’s judgment. After all, what Republican would be granted a pass for attending a Eurocentric church whose pastor travelled halfway around the world with a racist to genuflect before an egomaniacal totalitarian despot? Instead, the question he ultimately asked was nothing more than an escape hatch that provided Obama with an opportunity to reassure his “Jewish support.”
Good grief!
The days that followed were different. Suddenly Obama was being asked questions that he had previously been spared. What was his relationship with Tony Rezko? What other politician could possibly have gotten away with profiting from an indicted political fixer? Suddenly, the media were talking about Obama’s secret back channel conversations with the Canadian government where he reassured them that his threat to abrogate the North American Free Trade Agreement was only demagoguery meant to seduce the rubes in Ohio.
As the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank put it, Obama reacted as though he’d been “bitten by his own dog.”
The effect was dramatic. Exit polls in Texas showed that Clinton won 61%-38% among voters who had made up their minds in the final three days before the election. In 2004 Newsweek’s Evan Thomas claimed that the media bias in John Kerry’s favor would be worth 15% in the general election. In last Tuesday’s primary, a few days of honest scrutiny showed that Obama’s media support had been worth even more than that.
People who take themselves seriously and who wish to be taken seriously by others cannot bear getting laughed at. The Saturday Night Live skit worked as humor because it contained so much truth. In the end, journalists found that their own credibility was more valuable to them than an Obama presidency. And now, even the Daily Show is laughing at Obama. How far we’ve come. Now, politicians have to worry if they’ve lost Jon Stewart.

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Obama's Iranian Allies Start Negative Campaign Against McCain

First, the New York Times, now Da Moolahs!

Although I have a hard time imagining John McCain and George Soros as co-conspirators.


FARC Terrorists For Obama

Barack Obama picks up another foreign endorsement.

The gringos will ask for an appointment with the minister to solicit him to communicate to us his interest in discussing these topics. They say that the new president of their country will be Obama and that they are interested in your compatriots. Obama will not support "Plan Colombia" nor will he sign the TLC (Colombian Free Trade agreement). Here we responded that we are interested in relations with all governments in equality of conditions and that in the case of the US it is required a public pronouncement expressing their interest in talking with the FARC given their eternal war against us.

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Rhode Island Lunchroom Nazis

No wonder Hillary's popular in Rhode Island.

Update: School lunchtime talking ban spreads.

Milton Principal Nancy Drew said students, "Needed to save their words for outside and use their mouths for eating. The children weren't eating and a lot of food was being wasted."

Hillary won New Hampshire too, didn't see. I see a pattern.


Hillary Wins!

Ohio, Texas and Rhode Island prolong the agony.

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At Least We Know Now Why Michelle Obama Is Not Proud To Be An American

America is “just downright mean.” America is “guided by fear.” And like the Obama's who could only afford a multimillion dollar mansion by dealing with a crook, “We have become a nation of struggling folks who are barely making it every day.”

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Barack Obama Channels Michelle Obama

Elect Barack Obama, and your child will be proud to be an American.


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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Swept Up In His Own Messianism, Barack Obama Finding The Truth Elusive

Obama's stumbling quite a bit recently. I guess that's what happens to a hack politician when he has to step down from pep rallies to specifics.

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Hugo Chavez - Exposed

Not only did the Columbian military kill a high ranking FARC terrorist commander, they captured a laptop computer that shows Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez's close ties to the the FARC.

Colombia's military scored a major antiterror victory this weekend by killing the second in command of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and 16 other FARC guerrillas. Venezuelan President and FARC ally Hugo Chávez has reacted by threatening war against Bogotá. But the real news is that the raid produced a laptop computer belonging to the expired comandante that reveals some of Mr. Chávez's secrets.

The raid that killed FARC big Raúl Reyes shocked the terrorists because it happened in Ecuador -- about a mile across the border from Colombia. The guerrillas are used to operating inside Colombia, only to escape to safe havens in Ecuador and Venezuela when Colombia's military is in hot pursuit. This time Colombian officers kept going, and for legitimate reasons of self-defense. (We doubt the U.S. would stop its troops at the border if terrorists were bombing sites in Texas from havens in Mexico.)

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Obama - Bitten By His Own Dog

"The day before primaries in Ohio and Texas that could effectively seal the Democratic presidential nomination for him, a smiling Obama strode out to a news conference at a veterans facility here. But the grin was quickly replaced by the surprised look of a man bitten by his own dog."

This is the kind of line that one would expect from a blogger. Surprisingly, it's from Dana Milbank, who's as MSM as you can get.

"It took many months and the mockery of "Saturday Night Live" to make it happen, but the lumbering beast that is the press corps finally roused itself from its slumber Monday and greeted Barack Obama with a menacing growl."

It's about time. But I have a feeling that once Hillary is knocked out of the race and it's Barach (he must not be middle named) Obama versus John McCain, they'll be Obama's lapdog again.

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Sunday, March 02, 2008

Don't Worry, Keep Worrying

The New York Times attempts to allay the fears of those who might be concerned that global warming is abating.

The world has seen some extraordinary winter conditions in both hemispheres over the past year: snow in Johannesburg last June and in Baghdad in January, Arctic sea ice returning with a vengeance after a record retreat last summer, paralyzing blizzards in China, and a sharp drop in the globe’s average temperature.

If a single event, like Katrina can be trumpeted as proof of global warming, then why not a world wide cool down?

Many scientists also say that the cool spell in no way undermines the enormous body of evidence pointing to a warming world with disrupted weather patterns, less ice and rising seas should heat-trapping greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels and forests continue to accumulate in the air.

“The current downturn is not very unusual,” said Carl Mears, a scientist at Remote Sensing Systems, a private research group in Santa Rosa, Calif., that has been using satellite data to track global temperature and whose findings have been held out as reliable by a variety of climate experts. He pointed to similar drops in 1988, 1991-92, and 1998, but with a long-term warming trend clear nonetheless.

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Saturday, March 01, 2008

The Endagered Victims Act - A Proposal

You know, maybe I should learn to stop worrying and love the Endangered Species Act. Actually, I hate the Endangered Species Act. It tramples Fifth Amendment property rights protections and imposes irrational and disproportionate economic hardship. Honestly, what thinking person really believes that we should forbid farming on the Palouse because of an earthworm?
But I think that as bad as it is, the processes behind the Endangered Species Act might be one heck of a lot better than the way we do some things now. This past week’s delisting of the wolf as an endangered species and the completely predictable lawsuit challenging the delisting gave me a great idea. Why can’t we apply this process to other government impositions on our lives?
I am thinking that we might profit from an Endangered Victims Act. It would be quite easy to make the case that approximately three quarters of the American public qualifies as a victim of racial, sexual, cultural or economic oppression. About the only people who are not catered to in some way or another as helpless victims are white, heterosexual, self-sufficient males. They serve the roll of the oppressors. And it is that shrinking percentage of the population whom politicians vow to get even with on behalf of the victims.
I would like to propose that we take granting victimhood status out of the hands of ambitious politicians trying to buy votes and put it in the charge of unaccountable bureaucrats, just as we do with endangered species.
In place of the current system helter-skelter, opportunistic granting of victim status to whomever is fashionably oppressed at the moment, and might cast a swing vote in the next election, victim groups or their advocates should have to make the case for victimhood before a board of disinterested experts who would weigh the arguments against established principles. Right now, all a politician has to do is convince some demographic group that their circumstances would be dramatically improved if only they weren’t being kept down by “the man.” In my system, the demographic petitioning for victims status would have to demonstrate real hardship, specify who it is that’s keeping them down, and explain how the oppressor is inflicting this oppression.
As it now stands, politicians can transfer rights or powers from one group of people to another in the form of preferential treatment based upon race or sex or using wealth redistribution schemes. Politicians are hardly disinterested or expert. They make their decisions based upon the likelihood that the newly anointed “victims” will reward them in the next election cycle. That’s a system that begs for corruption. And that begging is rarely denied.
In addition, remedies for oppression would have to be reviewed for efficacy, just as endangered species remediation efforts are evaluated to determine if they actually work or not. Snake River sockeye salmon advocates are constantly suing or appealing remedies for restoring fish populations. Wouldn’t it be something if victims’ advocates had to prove genuine victimhood and demonstrate that their solutions actually worked? We’ve had racial preferences in education for a long, long time and there is little evidence that it actually remedies anything. In fact, there is considerable evidence that such preferences actually harm those whom they are supposed to assist.
But, the real benefit of treating victims in a manner similar to endangered species would be that someday, a victim group would find itself delisted as a victim. Politicians would like all of us to consider ourselves as victims, incapable of surviving in this world without their beneficence. And the politicians will never withdraw the preferential treatment they bestow upon faithful constituencies, regardless of the economic or social progress made.
Victims groups are like corn farmers. Once addicted to government succor, they can never give it up voluntarily. And politicians who have grown addicted to the votes will never muster the moral courage to withdraw it. Only unaccountable bureaucrats whose jobs do not rely upon passing out favors can do that.
It’s not as though there is no precedent. If not for the Base Closure Commission, we would have scores of unnecessary military bases simply because Congress could never marshal the courage to do the right thing themselves.
Legislative bodies should confess their limitations. Where they lack wisdom, honesty or courage, create bureaucracies to do the right thing.

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Kenyan Campaign Finance Reform: Hillary Must Pay Fine in Cows, Goats or Camels

I can't make stuff like this up. It seems that Hillary Clinton violated Kenyan campaign finance laws by circulating that stupid picture of Barack Obama in turban.

Furious Kenyan tribal elders said yesterday that they may slap Hillary Rodham Clinton with a fine for her campaign's alleged role in publicizing photos of Barack Obama wearing a turban - and it must be paid in cows, goats or camels.

The elders, steaming over the Obama photo smear on the other side of the world, announced plans to convene a traditional tribal court to deal with the matter.

The court could require Clinton to pay a fine in livestock, which is of great value in the far-flung Wazir region of Kenya. The photos were taken there during a visit by Obama, whose father was born in the area.

"We will go ahead with this case whether Sen. Clinton or Democratic Party leaders turn up or not," Mohamed Ibrahim, a member of the clan that hosted Obama during his 2006 trip to the country, told Reuters.

And you thought McCain-Feingold was bad.