Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Video of the Day: Thunder Road

Just found this version of one of my all time favorites songs and probably my favorite Springsteen song.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

As Hugh Hewitt Once Said

"If it's not close, they can't cheat"

And on that note, Katherine Kersten of the Minneapolis Star Tribune writes the following (you have to skip to the end of the piece for the red meat):

Here in Minnesota, ACORN has boasted of playing a major role in the 2008 elections. It claims to have registered 43,000 new voters, which it describes as 75 percent of the state's new registrations. Franken's margin of victory in the Senate race was razor-thin: 312 votes out of about 3 million cast. And Minnesota's laws on proof of voter eligibility are notoriously loose.

Did ACORN folks pull some fast ones to help get their favorite son Franken elected -- a win that handed Democrats the 60-vote, veto-proof majority that they needed to enact their liberal agenda?

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie assures us that Minnesota's system of voter verification protects electoral integrity.

But here's an uncomfortable fact: Ritchie himself was endorsed by the now-notorious ACORN and elected with its help.

Isn't This Sweet?

What is crazy is that all of these kids are going to grow up and wonder why they most wonderfulest president ever only had one term.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Brilliant Whittle Video of the Week

Whittle holds forth on the ACORN scandal and on Breitbart's strategy.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Clinton is Right

There is a conspiracy to defeat Obama and his agenda. It's called "the opposition". Bitch all you want and use words like "virulent" when describing the opposition. It doesn't really matter.

Just remember, opposition from the Left is always acceptable. Opposition from the Right is a virulently opposed conspiracy. Whatever. We'll continue marching forward, together, conspiring to do what it takes to defeat Obama's agenda through judicial, legislative and electoral wins.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Steyn on the Post-American President

Steyn rails:
For better or worse, we are defined by our differences — and, if Barack Obama doesn’t understand that when he’s at the podium addressing a room filled with representatives of Iran, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, Venezuela, and other unlovely polities, the TV audience certainly did when Colonel Qaddafi took to the podium immediately afterwards. They’re both heads of state of sovereign nations. But, if you’re on an Indian Ocean island when the next tsunami hits, try calling Libya instead of the United States and sees where it gets you.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Video of the Day: Maybe I'm Amazed

Racing Towards the Abyss

Not sure if it's just me, but I feel like we're racing towards the abyss. More so than at any time since the somber autumn of 2001.

The Audacity of Democrats

knows no bounds:

The state GOP had argued that Gov. Deval Patrick - a Democrat - exceeded his constitutional authority by appointing Paul G. Kirk Jr. on Thursday. Lawmakers passed a bill this week giving Patrick the power to choose an interim senator, but laws usually take effect in 90 days.

Patrick got around that delay by signing a letter that declared the bill an emergency. The appointment is critical to his fellow Democrats, who need Kirk's vote to restore their 60-vote, filibuster-proof margin in the Senate. President Barack Obama and his staff lobbied for the change as they try to win approval this year for their top legislative priority, overhauling the nation's health care system.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Whining and Petulant

Chris Wallace said something similar last week that blew up and now Victor Davis Hanson echoes the point:
One of the most disturbing characteristics of the new administration is a particular sort of whining or petulance. Dissatisfaction arises over even favorable press coverage — as we saw last weekend, when Obama serially trashed the obsequious media that he had hogged all day.

Apparently, the Only Good Business

is show business.

Funny Or Die: Fake PSA about Insurance Company Profits

Couple things here:
1) This video brings up a fundamental truth about what separates most conservatives from liberals - nearly everyone of the people in this video has appeared, or does appear, in a television show or movie that I absolutely love. But, unlike lefties who regularly call for boycotts against those they disagree with (Whole Foods, anyone?), conservatives do not typically engage in boycotts. As long as Mad Men or Old School or House do not get overly political, I do not care what Jon Hamm or Will Ferrell or Olivia Wilde have to say about healthcare.
2) 80%? What polls are they reading?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

False Rape Allegation

This story of a Hofstra freshman who engaged in group sex, was confronted by her boyfriend and, instead of admitting what she did voluntarily, cried, "rape!" reminds me of a very similar situation from my own college days.

A girl I knew of had sex in a community area of a dorm with someone other than her boyfriend and borrowed his sweatshirt. When she got back to her room her boyfriend was there. He asked her where she got the sweatshirt. She told her boyfriend that she had been raped and that the rapist had given it to her. In the end, the details came out but not before it caused a lot of pain for the accused.

You're Not My Father

From the WSJ:

When it comes to greenhouse-gas emissions, Energy Secretary Steven Chu sees Americans as unruly teenagers and the Administration as the parent that will have to teach them a few lessons.

Speaking on the sidelines of a smart grid conference in Washington, Dr. Chu said he didn’t think average folks had the know-how or will to to change their behavior enough to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Springsteen on Elvis

"Elvis is my religion. But for him, I'd be selling encyclopedias."
via Spinner

Pic of the Day: From 1970

Sunday, September 20, 2009

I Can Imagine Something Worse

From Reuters:
Israel promised Russia it would not launch an attack on Iran, Russian
President Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview aired on Sunday in which he
described such an assault as "the worst thing that can be imagined."

Obama Stops An Attack

I've seen a number of bloggers from the Left trumpeting the wonderful job that Obama is doing in the area of counter-terrorism, specficially related to the ongoing investigation in Colorado and NY of what appears to be a bombing-plot-in-progress. I've yet to see the full details on how this plot was uncovered and it may be months before we truly know. One clue as to how a plot which had players in Colorado, Queens and Peshawar, was discovered comes at the very end of this article from CNN:
Agents had recordings of Afzali saying so in calls that they intercepted, the complaint said.

Very interesting. So, someone in the federal government "intercepted" calls. I blame Bush.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Truthers Come Out to Dance

As if by chance, last night I caught a bit of "La Bamba" starring Lou Diamond Phillips and Esai Morales. The sight of Esai Morales on the screen triggered a memory in brain. You see, during the "darkest days in American History", Esai came out as a full-blown Truther. Some evidence here - Esai Morales supports the 9-11 Truth Movement

Anyway, why bring this up now? Because, evidently, people who are full blown Truthers still have access at the highest levels of government:
Invited onto the dance floor last night by actor Esai Morales at an annual Washington, D.C., gala held by the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, Sonia Sotomayor drew cheers for her salsa steps and turns during a mambo number, reports the Reliable Source blog of the Washington Post.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Legalizing Illegals

If Obama really wants to destroy his hopes for a 2nd term, he really should push forward with a plan to legalize illegal immigrants, i.e. amnesty. It was rejected by conservatives and independents alike when Bush, the compassionate conservative, pushed for it and will be rejected by them again under Obama.

Way back in 2007, when it was proposed and rejected, there had been no $1T TARP bill. There had been no $1T stimulus package. There were no legislative proposals for green initiatives or for universal healthcare, both of which will cost Americans massive amounts of money.

But, some will argue, if you give automatic amnesty to illegal immigrants, you will immediately expand the tax base. Those formerly illegal, non-income tax paying residents will now be forced to pay taxes. Unfortunately, we're not talking about high-income earners which, as we know, are the ones who actually pay the bulk of income taxes. We're talking about largely uneducated, low-income earners who will contribute virtually nothing and will require government services.

We do not have a bunch of physicians and lawyers here illegally who are making money without paying taxes. Low-income earners consume more in government services than they pay in.

And, unlike 2007 when we had a liberal Congress checked by a moderately conservative President, we are now dealing with a far-left government that is expanding entitlements and, therefore, the demands on the US taxpayer. American independents and conservatives will reject any such plan in a vociferous way and Democrats will call it racism. Thankfully, they have already diluted the hell out of that word and my guess is the charge won't stick.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Guys, Keep Feeding the "Beast"

Every time you write something like this, you only further marginalize yourselves. No fan of Glenn Beck is going to stop watching or listening to Glenn Beck because you ask the very leading question, "Is Glenn Beck bad for America?". To ask is to answer it in your world. Time Magazine is already irrelevant and getting more so every day.

Video of the Day: Two

For a dude who used to snort "a lot" of heroin and coke, Ryan Adams has been a very prolific (because of? or despite?). Here's one from last year's Easy Tiger - unfortunately, he's missing Emmylou but it still works:

Joe Klein: Arbiter of Racism

Keep calling me a teabagger Klein:
Finally, I should say that the things that scare the teabaggers--the renewed sense of public purpose and government activism, the burgeoning racial diversity, urbanity and cosmopolitanism--are among the things I find most precious and exhilarating about this country.

As Jonah Goldberg's reader points out, he lives in lily white Pelham, NY. That's as close you can get to a gated community as close as you can get to Manhattan. A little bit of research shows me that he lives in a $1.7M, 5,000 SQ FT home. That's not very green is it? How does a left-of-center pundit in a party dominated by Greens live with himself?

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

MR T and More!

Man, this clip has so much to love that it's hard to know where to begin.

* MR T!! Before he became the icon we know and love today.
* A reporter who has clearly smoked his way through his share of Winston cartons.
* A 3 1/2 minute story about the run-up to the fight. On local television.
* A 70s Dinner Theater Dance show.

Krauthammer on Dowd

From NRO:

As for Maureen Dowd, imagining a word [“boy”] that wasn't said: Well, in my previous profession, I saw a lot of people who heard words that weren't said. They were called patients. Many of them were actually helped with medication.

Desert Island Discs - Part I

What I looked for in desert island discs: albums that I never tire of listening to. I may have listened to the albums below 100s of times each and yet can still put them on and listen the whole way through. To that point, I only wanted discs that work all the way through as a whole. Greatest hits albums are often fantastic to listen to but, due to the wide span of time, theme and motivation behind the album, there is no conceptual connection between the songs on the album.

Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys: Brian Wilson said that he was driven to write and record the Pet Sounds album by his reaction to Rubber Soul by the Beatles. He specifically reacted to the way the songs all tied together as part of a larger concept - something that wasn't prevelant in rock records at the time. Wilson agonized over every note that went on the record and it shows. The record gives us two of the greatest pop rock songs ever recorded, "Wouldn't It Be Nice" and "God Only Knows", "Sloop John B" and a number of others that were never popular hits but are well-crafted, beautifully arranged and that adhere to the theme of the album - the passing innocence of youth and the difficulties of a very complex life.

Abbey Road - The Beatles: AR was the last album the Beatles recorded and it reflected from beginning to end the many styles of the Beatles over the course of their too short but amazing run. There's a bit of White Album mixed into a bit of the Sgt Pepper mixed in with Rubber Soul. The nearly gapless run of songs on the 2nd side of the LP that starts with "You Never Give Me Your Money" - the Abbey Road Suite - is really the finest section of the album and is what makes it so listenable 40 years later.

Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen: What can you say? The boss rips off Dylan, Orbison, Van Morrison, Phil Spector, Elvis, Sam & Dave, etc. etc. and still makes it sound like he invented rock and roll. So much so, that 30 years later he performs a half-time show at the Superbowl and reserves 50% of the set for songs from this album. It's not bogged down with the politics of his later stuff - there's no attempt to be a Woody Guthry knock-off swimming in cash. Rather, it's his youth on a disc, a continuation of the themes he laid down on "Asbury Park" and "The Wild, the Innocent..." we don't know if the characters and the places described ever existed or were like they are portrayed. It doesn't matter. They still come to life 35 years later.

Aja - Steely Dan: If you've ever seen the hour long "making of" special on this album you will immediately understand what perfectionists Becker and Fagen were. They essentially played "Fantasy Band" on all of their later albums, inviting all of the best session musicians in to the studio to take a crack at their vision and then picked the best parts and folded them into their final product. Some may think that recording quality leaves the Dan's albums as boring and antiseptic but I disagree. "Aja" has some of the finest recording mixes of jazz, rock and pop fusion ever to be put to tape - "Peg", "Black Cow", "Deacon Blues".

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Jimmy Carter Is Detestable

Absolutely detestable:

Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst to President Barack Obama during a speech to Congress last week was an act "based on racism" and rooted in fears of a black president."I think it's based on racism,"

Carter said at a town hall held at his presidential center in Atlanta. "There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president."

The Threat is Still Very Real

Be ever vigilant...

This Is Just Gross

From FoxNews: Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., said Tuesday that people will put on "white hoods and ride through the countryside" if emerging racist attitudes, which he says were subtly supported by Wilson, are not rebuked. He said Wilson must be disciplined as an example.

One More

The Beatles box set is an absolute best seller and will likely top the charts for several weeks to come. This is unsurprising given their popularity as a band even though it has been 49 years since the band was started and 45 years after the band appeared on Ed Sullivan. Just to put that in perspective, that would be like looking at the pop charts in 1964 and seeing hit records from 1919 by Al Jolson and Eddie Cantor.

Depressing Fact of the Day

Patrick Swazye has passed away at the age of 57. When he starred in Dirty Dancing back in 1987 (22 years ago), he was 35. Was he supposed to be a 35 year old dating a 17 year old?

Anyway, the movie was set in 1963 which would have put his birth year (based on his real age at the time) at 1928. Which means that the Dirty Dancing character would be 81 today. Or not.

Obama and Israel

I am a big fan of Bret Stephens and am troubled by his op-ed today in the WSJ. In the op-ed he argues that Obama's inaction on the Iranian nuclear situation has put Israel in an untenable position:

Perhaps it [the Obama administration] thinks its diplomacy will work, or that it has the luxury of time, or that it can talk the Israelis out of attacking. Alternatively, it might actually want Israel to attack without inviting the perception that it has colluded with it. Or maybe it isn't really paying attention.

But Israel is paying attention. And the longer the U.S. delays playing hardball with Iran, the sooner Israel is likely to strike.

Obama, like Bush, has been dithering on Iran. As Victor Davis Hanson once said about this very situation, "there are no good options, only bad options and worse options". I am afraid this situation will not resolve itself peacefully.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Resegregation is Happening

Only this time, it's not by race but by political ideology. Now that conservatives have a news channel that they can trust in FoxNews, it has been increasingly more likely that Fox covers stories that a mainstream new source refuses to. Just off the top of my head, we have Van Jones, ACORN, Eason Jordan. Then there are other noteworthy stories like the John Edwards story that nobody covered except the tabloids. And that story had real political implications.

If I remember my journalistic history correctly, it used to be that major newspapers in this country were instruments of one political party. This changed over time as they become new sources first and opinion makers second.

As we ponder the fact that the New York Times and other papers refuse to carry certain stories that may damage the chances for the Democratic party, we have to wonder if we may be headed back in that direction.

FoxNews makes the whole thing a story about the lack of a story. How meta.

Good Polling News

Kaus highlights what looks like an unbiased poll that shows people are still standing firmly against ObamaCare.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Good For the White House

For dimissing this nonsense from Dowd.

There is no faster way to discredit yourself with good Americans who have serious problems with the sharp leftward turn this country took on January 21st than to call them all racists. Save it for the pot fuled discussions you aging boomers have all summer at your Hamptons summer home.

Friday, September 11, 2009


It's a shame that there are racial connotations associated with the word "watermelon" because the word is a perfect symbol of exactly what a man like Van Jones represents. He's an avowed communist (red on the inside) who decided that he would adopt the veneer of environmentalism (green on the outside) to become far more influential than he would have otherwise. Money and power is no longer as available to people who claim the mantle of Marxism but it is to those claim the mantle of environmentalism. What other word would work just as well?

We Will Never Forget

What those monsters did on September 11th, 2001.

Those that we lost...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

On Obama

"Some people need to really look inward at why they do not like this man."

Translation: raaaciiiists...

(My friend saw this posted on someone's Facebook page)


How many wise people said before the election that the problem with Obamaphiles was that they saw Obama as a blank screen on which so many people project their own views? Sounds like Maureen Dowd did just that:

He was going to be the kind of guy who whipped you up and then, when you were all excited, left you flat, and then, when you were deflated and exasperated and time was running out, ensorcelled you again with some sparkly fairy dust.

It’s an irritating pattern. Not as puerile as Bill Clinton’s pattern of wasting time and plunging into personal chaos, or as horrifying as Dick Cheney’s routine of bullying and cutting paper dolls out of the Constitution.

But not as reliably uplifting as Jed Bartlet either.

Let me go google that. Oh wait, here's a good quote:
"I serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views." - Barack Obama

Anyone Calls Me A Racist

for opposing Obama, they're getting punched in the mouth.

Boehner: We're Out in the Cold

Who would have guessed that the most liberal member of the senate wouldn't bring post-partisanship to Washington?

Thomas Friedman is a Liberal Fascist

Jonah Goldberg makes the case.

By the way, it's awfully easy for a man who lives in a home like this to suggest that it's just time we sucked it up and let elites like him rule the world.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Trutherism Is Now Acceptable

I've been saying for years that Trutherism would eventually gain the credibility of the JFK assassination conspiracies that have created a massive industry for people chasing down the phantoms of right-wing CIA and FBI agents colluding with anti-Castro Cubans and Carlos Marcello henchman to take down the President. Rasmussen reported last year that 35% of Democrats polled believed that Bush had a hand in the events of 9/11. Then today, John McWhorter, an intellectual who has garnered acclaim from the Left and the Right, suggests in The New Republic that it's perfectly acceptable for somebody to hold these views.

There's the standard. It's acceptable for someone to hold these views and still be part of the mainstream. If that's the case, then then no longer can the loons be kept out of the club.

Granted, Howard Dean (head of the DNC the last time I checked) called it an "interesting theory" but that falls just shy of founding a committee that was leading an effort to force Congress to investigate. He later walked that back.

You will see more mainstream Democrats push this theory now. They will do it out of solidarity with the martyred Van Jones and they will do it because they need to broaden the acceptability of the idea. They must do so because so many Democrats already believe it and if they don't make it acceptable, they will see more people like Van Jones fall.

UPDATE: The Nation suggests that the Truther committee of which Van Jones was a part was really just pushing for another investigation of 9/11 because the pre-2007 Congress was too willing to avoid an investigation of the Bush administration's role. So, now we are to believe that Trutherism is really just a desire to reinvestigate 9/11 and not an assertion built on the implicit belief that Bush and Cheney were willing to murders tens of thousands of Americans.

If they can make this assertion stick then they could eventually force a reinvestigation of 9/11. It may seem completely implausible but that didn't stop Congress from reinvestigating the asssassination of JFK fully 15 years after the Warren Commission had published their report.

Human Rights Watch Watch

This blogger has done some tremendous work. He discovered that a top Human Rights Watch investigator and critic of Israel is also a Nazi-memorabilia nut.

Repeat after me: Ain't no investigative reporter like a blogger.

How We Miss Him

"Ours was the first revolution in the history of mankind that truly reversed the course of government, and with the three little words: 'We the People'. 'We the People' tell the government what to do; it doesn't tell us. 'We the People' are the driver, the government is the car and we decide where it should go and by what route and how fast. Almost all the world's constitutions are documents in which governments tell the people what their priveleges are. Our Constitution is a document in which 'We the People' tell the government what it is allowed to do. "We the People" are free." (10:00)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Obama Goes to School

I could not care less that Obama is giving a speech to American schoolchildren. I've always thought it was a nice thing to have the picture of the current President hanging in the school somewhere along with a few other notables like Washington and Lincoln. Presidents should be able to address children - remember it was the Left that made such a big deal out of W and too many minutes spent in front of schoolchildren as he tried to digest what had just happened to New York City without freaking the kids out.

There is a minor problem and two major problems with Obama has done in this instance.

Minor Problem: Taking a slot of children's time to do this all at the same time rather than making one speech at one school and having it thrown on a DVD and sent to schools so that they could choose to show it where and when they wanted to. Nobody would have been the wiser. You'd be shocked at the stuff kids are forced to watch - "Insignificant Truth", anyone?

It's the Orwellian telescreen "address to the children"(!!!) quality that even brought it to the forefront.

Major Problem 1: Obama is EVERYWHERE all the time. He cannot stand to be off the television for more than a day. He and his administration believe that his rhetoric has the quality of spun gold. They have not caught up to the fact that a) it doesn't and b) the American people cannot be inundated 24x7 with anything including the mellifluousness of Barack Obama.

Major Problem 2: Obama has lost the trust of many of the American people. Obama has historically associated with Leftist radicals and, since he has come into office, has governed far to the Left of the political center. Anything he does now will be examined and, possibly rejected. This is the same thing that happened to Bush. Unfortunately, it's happened to Obama after just 7 months on the job.

MSM Failure

The MSM failed in THREE major ways on this story:

1. They failed to investigate this man when he was appointed to this position. As long as Obama is going to appoint people to major positions in his administration through methods that avoid congressional oversight, it's up to the news media to do their job by reporting on their backgrounds.
2. They decided not to pick up the story after Glenn Beck began pursuing it. This is because they wanted to make Glenn Beck the story instead.
3. When Van Jones resigned, they covered it using the most mealy-mouthed language. They stressed that he had to resign because he called Republicans assholes or because conservatives were calling him a communist or because his name appeared on a list related to 9/11.

Any congressman who votes for federal funding to support major media outlets as they go bankrupt will find himself facing an opponent funded by me.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Mark Steyn Slandered All Over the World

The NY Times slanders Mark Steyn by misreporting something he said regarding an upcoming President Obama's speech to the American schoolchildren and the lie is repeated around the world.

Hillary Watch

I've said it before. Watch for an indication that she's made a decision in the next 6 months. Rasmussen indicates that the Left (the LEFT!) is talking about challenging him if he doesn't follow their lead.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Trutherism: What does Obama Believe?

The question is not, "does President Obama believe that Bush knew of or was complicit in 9/11?". I'm sure he doesn't. First, because it's ludicrous on its face. Second, because if he became President of the USA and information was shared with him that indicated as much and he did nothing to prosecute the Bush administration for it, then he is an accomplice after the fact.

The question is, "does Obama believe that it's acceptable for anybody to hold those views?". His reaction to the Van Jones/truther news indicates to me that he does
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs limited his remarks about Jones on Friday, saying only that he "continues to work in this administration." As to the Sept. 11 conspiracy theorists, Gibbs said, "It's not something the president agrees with."
And if it's true that Obama believes Trutherism is an acceptable view, that's reprehensible. If he doesn't believe that it's unacceptable, but is unwilling to say so for fear of alienating the 35% of Democrats that do, then that's reprehensible as well.

Our War

I agree with Dan Senor and Peter Wehner. It's not Obama's war. It's our war and we're entrusting him to make the right decision. The lives of our bravest men and women are on the line and so is the security of the United States. Conservatives should provide decision support to Obama so that he can make the right calls about Afghanistan and Iraq.


A brutal takedown of the country club Republican set that was all too willing to see past Obama's history before the election and has been making excuses for him since.

Trutherism vs. Birtherism

I was thinking about this as the beliefs of Van Jones, the Green Jobs Czar, come to light. For those who do not know, he was one of the founding members of a Truther Commission and also one of the signatories of their petition demanding that Congress look into the Bush's role in 9/11. Just to be clear, they weren't just curious if the Bush administration was involved, they were asserting that as a truth that needed to be uncovered.

So, which is worse? Birtherism is the belief that Obama is not eligible to be President of the United States because of a technicality - some believe that Obama was born in Kenya and that although his mother was a citizen, she may not have spent enough time as an adult in the US before travelling overseas and giving birth to Obama in Kenya. They believe that there has been a conspiracy by a number of people to keep this secret - several at his birth which would have included family members, several in the state government of Hawaii when they found out and Obama, when he found out. In the end, they believe that it's a conspiracy of dozens to trick the system.

On the other hand, what do truthers believe? At the most extreme, they believe that the Bush administration, the US military, members of state and local government, private citizens as well as the Air National Guard conspired to set up the murder of 10s of 1,000s of American civilians. I say 10s of 1,000s because that was the goal.

So, these dozens (?) of conspirators all agreed to collaborate in this murder because they all believed what? It's ridiculous to argue.

They all believed in the W administration? Really? 8 months after a horribly divisive election debacle there were a huge number of true believers who wanted to support mass murder?

They all believed in the need to invade Afghanistan, a country that 80% of Americans still cannot find on a map?

They all believed in the need to invade Iraq and take its oil? Something we still haven't done?

They all believed in taking down bin Laden - a man that 90% of Americans had no knowledge of before 9/11?

So, Birthers vs. Truthers. I, of course, am neither. That said, who's got a more implausible theory? Who's more nutter? I will go with Truthers.

Wisdom of the Day

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Search Every Henhouse, Outhouse and Doghouse

Here's a picture from the scene of the confrontation as it unfolds - the man in the oval is the biter and I believe the man in the tan t-shirt is the bitten:

Imagine the Reaction

If Van Jones was a birther!! If so, then that would have been something the Washington press corp could have spent some time on when the guy was put in this position. Nah, he's just a truther like 35% of the Democratic party.

Why Have I Never Heard of this Guy?

Jan Helfeld? Some libertarian web designer and developer needs to donate some time to him because his website is baaaad.

Regardless, evidently he's been an internet/YouTube sensation for a while but has never shown up on my radar until Jonah Goldberg posted this today.

Apparently he's been around forever doing these interviews where he traps well known politicians in their own nonsensical ramblings. I particularly liked this one with Nancy Pelosi where she admits the minimum wage is good for all businesses but not for her political machine:

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Labour Going Down?

This must be because the Conservatives in the UK have actually stopped acting like Labour-lite. American Republicans take note.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Whittle's hits just keep on coming. Stay until the end - it may have you laughing or crying or both.