Maybe the left really does believes Dick Cheney is Darth Vader. Otherwise, a Star Wars pop-up book seem like an odd choice of reading material for the President’s press secretary.
H/T: The Big Feed
Author Jason Mattera waylays Minnesota’s finest senator and asks him why skate parks, jungle gyms, midnight basketball and time off for breastfeeding mothers should be the federal government’s responsibility.
Franken not only proves that he doesn’t know what’s in the bill, but simultaneously proves that he’s a thoroughly unlikable person.
The Marx Brothers – Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Gummo, Zeppo and Karl – were obviously the inspiration for President Obama. The words from 1933’s Duck Soup, in which Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia, are oddly prophetic. Is Obama a Marxist?
H/T: Reader Dave
Andrew Breitbart, the genius behind Breitbart.tv, BigHollywood.com, BigGovernment.com and probably a few others we’re forgetting, offered $100,000 to the United Negro College Fund if anyone who could prove that the n-word was used at the anti-ObamaCare rallies in Washington, DC.
Here you go, Andrew, the n-word in all its glory.
Any chance you could redirect that 100 thou to some deserving bloggers? If so, could you make it small bills?
Here’s how CNN described the massive Tea Party that was staged Saturday in Searchlight, Nevada:
“Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin there in Searchlight, Nevada, the backyard of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, but today it’s the backdrop of this Tea Party Express – making a stop here…Hundreds of people, at least dozens of people – we haven’t gotten a count of how many people turned out there. We heard Sarah Palin talk about everything about the campaign, to unseat Sen. Reid to what she calls ObamaCare, on the heels of that health care vote and even talking about her definition of her love of America.”
Ahhh, but these photos by American Border Patrol tell a different story. Massive crowds. Epic traffic jams. Looks like that 20,000 estimate may be conservative. (No, that wasn’t a play on words).
Just when the Democrats thought they’d bribed everyone who needed bribing and threatened everyone who needed threatening, along come a group of CEOs complaining that ObamaCare is going to cost them a friggin’ fortune.
An outraged Henry Waxman “…called the chief executive officers of AT&T, Verizon, Caterpillar and Deere & Co. to provide evidence to support costs the companies plan to book related to the new health-care law.
“Waxman, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and subcommittee Chairman Bart Stupak released letters they wrote to the executives, saying their plans to record expenses against earnings as a result of the law contradict other estimates. The lawmakers requested the executives appear at hearing Stupak plans on April 21.”
We’d guess that Waxman and Stupak don’t know that businesses have to use real money instead of the pretend kind Congress throws around with wild abandon.
Waxman stopped short of calling the CEOs liars, but said, “The new law is designed to expand coverage and bring down costs, so your assertions are a matter of concern … They also appear to conflict with independent analysis.”
Translation? Waxman thinks the CEOs are lying, or even worse, telling the truth in a way that makes Democrats look bad.
The congressmen insist they’ve been fair to the CEOs in question. They’re merely demanding that the CEOs bring all pertinent documents, emails, voice mails, etc.
As of this morning Waxman and Stupak have not announced plans to conduct full body cavity searches on the CEOs. But that’s subject to change without notification.
Source: Business Week
Sad news coming out of rural Nevada this morning. America’s first legal male prostitute has given up after just two months on the job because he’d had fewer than 10 customers.
The Associated Press fleshes out the details of the failed flesh trade:
Brothel owner Jim Davis said Friday the Shady Lady Ranch had parted ways with the “prostitude” who worked under the name Markus.
A replacement has been hired, but Davis hinted it was possible that Markus, a 25-year-old Alabama native, could be back.
“I don’t know, he hasn’t told us yet,” Davis said.
The tiny yellow brothel is 150 miles northwest of Las Vegas.
Markus, who like other sex workers has asked that his real name not be used, didn’t immediately respond to an e-mail message seeking comment.
We’ve heard rumors that the unnamed replacement is none other than Michigan Democrat Bart Stupak. He’s a natural for the job because he’s proven that he’s completely immoral and willing to sell himself if the money is right.
And considering that Stupak is currently a United States Congressman, the job is definitely a career enhancement.
Source: Associated Press
The Associated Press reports that insurance premiums will jump by 17% for young adults under ObamaCare. But AP has, we think, under-calculated the real increase.
Considering that young adults commonly go without insurance and then considering the fact that ObamaCare will now force them to buy insurance they don’t want, it seems to us that a more accurate description of the premium increase would be 117%.
The Associated Press reports the premium prognostication:
Under the health care overhaul, young adults who buy their own insurance will carry a heavier burden of the medical costs of older Americans — a shift expected to raise insurance premiums for young people when the plan takes full effect.
Beginning in 2014, most Americans will be required to buy insurance or pay a tax penalty. That’s when premiums for young adults seeking coverage on the individual market would likely climb by 17 percent on average, or roughly $42 a month, according to an analysis of the plan conducted for The Associated Press. The analysis did not factor in tax credits to help offset the increase.
The higher costs will pinch many people in their 20s and early 30s who are struggling to start or advance their careers with the highest unemployment rate in 26 years.
So welcome aboard the ObamaCare Express, young Americans. You voted for the guy and now you’ll be forced to pay more for a service you don’t want and can’t afford.
Ahhh, the glories of socialism.
Source: Associated Press
How, you may ask, is this story related to the media. And we answer, without forests there can be no paper and without paper there can be no print media.
Oh, and it involves cheap, sleazy sex and it’s our blog so we’ll write about it if we damn well please.
Here are the details of the sordid story from the Telegraph UK:
The conifers were felled on the 12 hectare site on the outskirts of Darwen, Lancashire, after a “health and safety survey.”
United Utilities cleared the huge expanse of forest alongside the busy A666 claiming some of the trees, planted after the Second World War, were in danger of falling down.
But police and councillors have said that the cull was also ordered to discourage strangers from meeting for sexual intercourse at the known ‘dogging’ hotspot.
Jean Rigby, a local councillor, said: “The area will be replanted with native species that, in 20 years, people will see the benefit of.
“I’m more than happy this is being carried out – and it has a double whammy in terms of the sexual behaviour. I’ve heard anecdotally that since the trees have been cleared, it’s quietened down a lot!”
Another councillor, Colin Rigby, said: “It’s essential work that United Utilities are carrying out, and cutting the trees back also works as a deterrent to people who go dogging.”
Sgt Mark Wilson, of Lancashire Police’s Darwen Neighbourhood Policing team, explained: “It’s an ongoing problem and very worrying for members of the public.
“It’s far too early to tell if cutting the trees back has had any impact on the dogging situation, but we’ll be paying regular attention to the area.”
Call us juvenile (many do), but we’re amused by seeing the words “double whammy” and “sexual behavior” in the same sentence.
Source: Telegraph UK
Jerry Rivers was was shocked – absolutely shocked – that conservative Marco Rubio “wasn’t foaming at the mouth” during his Florida senate debate with Charlie Crist.
“In fairness to our audience I have to say that my family loves Charlie Crist. We were at his wedding. He came to our mom’s house. He’s a wonderful guy. I’m not endorsing anybody. It’s not my job. But, it seemed to me he held his own. But, Rubio was surprising. He wasn’t foaming at the mouth. He wasn’t radical. He seemed poised in his own way so Charlie’s got his hands full.”
Geraldo said it on that damned biased Fox News, but it sounds like something that would have been said on impartial MSNBC.
H/T: Gateway Pundit
Imagine the following entirely plausible conversation between any Democrat congressman and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.
“But…but…but…how is this possible?” asks the Congressman. “The President promised that Americans would love ObamaCare and it would help us get reelected.”
“Shut the #%&@ up, loser,” Emanuel responds.
USA Today reports the terrifying trend for Democrat incumbents:
A USA TODAY/Gallup Poll shows an uphill selling job ahead for President Obama and congressional Democrats to convince most Americans that the health care overhaul passed last week will help them and their families.
In the poll, 50% call passage of the bill “a bad thing” and 47% say it was “a good thing.” That’s at odds with the findings of a one-day USA TODAY Poll taken a week ago — a day after the U.S. House approved the legislation — in which a 49%-40% plurality called the bill “a good thing.”
Our advice to the Democrat congressmen who voted for this bloated pig of a bill? Don’t sign any new leases on those Washington, DC condos.
Source: USA Today
Please allow us to break the bad news to you personally. You’re a bigot. You hate the poor and people of color and that’s the only reason you oppose ObamaCare. Must be true, because Reverend Jeremiah Wright said so and he’s a man of the Lord.
As in, “Good Lord, what a friggin’ lunatic.”
Oops. So much for that “ObamaCare will create a gazillion jobs” theory.
Telecommunications giant AT&T just announced that it will take a $1,000,000,000 loss in the first quarter of 2010 thanks to ObamaCare. The company said its benefits packages are also subject to substantial alternation in the next few weeks. AT&T’s announcement follows similar ones made by Caterpillar, John Deere, AK Steel and other large American companies and is just more evidence that job losses will be serious side effect of ObamaCare.
Well, that just can’t be right. Not after President Obama and his henchmen cronies administration promised us again and again that this bill will cut trillions from the deficit, create jobs and help us to run our fastest and jump our highest. (Upon further reflection, that last part may have come from from an old 1950s Keds commercial.)
But the White House quickly quashed such negativity on the part of AT&T. According to CentristNetBlog, “An Obama administration official did not respond to a request for comment on AT&T’s announcement but the White House in the past has suggested that companies are exaggerating the impact of the loss because they oppose the new law.”
Well, there you have it. If there was any exaggerating going on it’s on the part of the evil big companies. You know, the ones who are in cahoots with the evil insurance companies who are in league with the evil Republicans and so on and so forth. It seems that everybody is evil in this Obamacare debate except, well, except Obama.
So a few people might lose their jobs in these big companies, but not to worry. In addition to creating 16,500 jobs for IRS agents, the Greatest Job Creator In History is surely going to keep creating more jobs. As soon, that is, as he gets done with Immigration Reform, Cap-and-Trade, a new national anthem, outlawing organizations with Tea in their name and all those other more important things on his to-do list.
Things aren’t going well for Mother Gaia. Oh, not because of global warming, but instead because those damn arctic animals won’t die off like the global warming theory predicts.
NewScientist.com tells the good news for arctic critters:
CONTRARY to popular belief, Arctic animals have done rather well over recent decades. The first analysis of a 40-year database of Arctic species reveals that populations grew by 16 per cent on average between 1970 and 2004.
The Arctic Species Trend Index covers 35 per cent of all Arctic vertebrate species. The analysis, led by Louise McRae at the Zoological Society of London, shows several mammals have benefited from hunting bans. Populations of bowhead whales, for instance, have risen by about 3 per cent per year for 30 years.
But the trend masks worrying recent declines. Warmer waters in the Bering Strait boosted the Bering Sea pollock between 1970 and 2003 by increasing plankton growth, but numbers have since declined. The dark-bellied brent goose has also declined, after an initial recovery of numbers. The team says the recent declines could be linked to climate change.
Got that? Animal populations are up, but it masks a worrying decline.
Global warming doubletalk at its finest.
Craig T. Nelson better watch his Ps and Qs or they’ll revoke the visa that allows him to work in Hollywood.
In this clip, he appears on the Tonight Show and tells Jay Leno that he wouldn’t be all that opposed to a second American tax revolt. In fact, based on this clip, it sounds like he may be willing to lead it and the audience may be willing to follow.
Political correctness rears its ugly head even in semi-totalitarian states like Russia.
Fox News reports on the aftermath of the tragic Russian subway bombing:
Two female homicide bombers blew themselves up on Moscow’s subway system as it was jam-packed with rush-hour passengers Monday, killing at least 35 people and wounding more than 30, the city’s mayor and other officials said. Emergency Ministry spokeswoman Svetlana Chumikova said 23 people were killed at the Lubyanka station in central Moscow. The station is underneath the building that houses the main offices of the Federal Security Service, or FSB, the KGB’s main successor agency.
…Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov said both explosions were believed to have been set off by female suicide bombers as the trains entered the stations. In the first case, officials said the explosion was on the train; there was no immediate information on the location of the second blast.
…Russia’s top investigative body also said terrorism was suspected.
Suspected? Terrorism was suspected? C’mon, man, let’s just tell it like it is. The damn subways were blown up by lunatic Islamic terrorists.
Why is that so difficult to say?
Can we all agree on something? Can we just do away with all this nonsense about hate speech from the right. Here’s 1:28 of pure, unadulterated hate from left wing talk show host Mike Malloy. He calls for the death of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly.
Now don’t go telling us that Malloy isn’t representative of the left, because he was a mainstay of Air America, so we can only assume he is the best and the brightest they have to offer.
Correction: The best and the brightest and the most vile.
Source: Radio Equalizer
When raging about the Tea Parties, Keith Olbermann, MSNBC’s resident lunatic, demanded to know, “Where are the black faces?”
While watching the NCAA basketball tournament, it occurred to us that the hypocritical host should, perhaps, ask the same question about his alma mater’s athletic program. Despite the fact that college basketball is dominated by black players, only four of the 20 players listed on Cornell’s NCAA men’s championship tournament roster are black. (Another black player was treated like a second class citizen by being relegated to the school’s practice squad and not even being issued a uniform number.)
Cornell men Coach Steve Donahue is white. Assistant Coach Nat Graham, white. Assistant Coach Woody Kampmann, white. Assistant Coach Kevin App, white.
Nobody writes half a story as well as the Huffington Post. In its latest Republican bash-a-rama, HuffPo criticizes conservatives for raging at Obama’s recession appointments despite the fact that they loved recession appointments when Bush did them.
Of course, HuffPo admits that “There is a key difference, however, between 2005 and 2010: the amount of Senate obstruction.” Well, that could be it, we suppose, but it also might have something to do with the type of people Obama has nominated.
Craig Becker, for example. If you missed the highlights of Mr. Becker’s stellar career, try watching this video again. This guy may well be the most liberal radical appointment Obama has made in a long line of most liberal radical appointments.
Just for fun, let’s combine two quick clips with a personal story and then laugh our asses off at the naivety of Obama voters.
The first clip is North Carolina resident DeCarlo Flythe (one of our all-time favorite names, by the way).
“It’s just going to be like Christmas,” Flythe said of ObamaCare. “It’s going to be great. You know, no worries (about) the bills. We are going to go ahead and pay our co-pay and be alright.”
Then let’s go back in time to the woman who said “Obama’s going to pay for my gas and mortgage.”
We think the first one is the same as the one we had before. The first and the second are the same except for some added captions in the second on, but we’ll keep both on here for safekeeping.
Barry Soetoro a.k.a. Barack Obama? Who is Barry Soetoro?
Yeah, it’s probably crazy, but that doesn’t keep it from being pretty damn interesting. Just exactly who is this guy who’s now President of the United States, Barry Obama, er, Barry Soetoro?
Can we see the Barry Soetoro (Obama) records? And how about the Barry Soetoro birth certificate while we are at it.