May 2011

Soquel, California is a lovely little town just up the road from IHateTheMedia.com’s intergalactic headquarters. It sits along the Pacific Ocean very near the lunatic liberal bastion of Santa Cruz.

A group of students at Soquel High School has been suspended for wearing a white T-shirts on Senior Picture Day.

The group of friends say they wore the shirts so they’d stand out in the group photos, so it would be easier to look back years from now and say, “There’s my buddy Larry. And there’s Big Mike. And there’s me.”

The school decided that the white T-shirts were a sign of something else, something far more nefarious. In the minds of those in the administration at Soquel High School, a white T-shirt is now sign of … wait for it … white supremists.

Sigh.

This must be the most diverse group of white supremists ever assembled. It includes an Asian kid who wonders how he could possibly be a white supremist.

http://youtu.be/MUDS0ji2y-o

H/T: TheBlaze.com

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It’s been a long holiday weekend and you may not have been following the news. So let us bring you up to date on what is now being called WeinerGate.

The most appropriately named man in Congress, Rep. Anthony Weiner, is followed by tens of thousands of people on FaceBook. He, in return, follows only 91 people. One of them happens to be a very attractive college student in Seattle who has referred to Weiner online as “my boyfriend.”

In what must count as one of strangest coincidences in history, Weiner tweeted on late Friday afternoon that he is “Heading to 30 Rock to chat with Rachel at 9. #Thats545InSeattleIThink”

At 8:00 pm, a photo of Weiner’s erect penis was tweeted to said same college girl in Seattle.

Weiner claims it was all the work of hackers. He claims he doesn’t know the young woman in Seattle, despite the fact that she’s one of only 91 people he Likes on Facebook. He claims that’s not his penis. He claims it’s all just one big prank meant to distract him from his important work (which apparently is the seduction of young girls on the other side of the country).

BreitbartTV reveals that even CNN is having a bit of trouble with Weiner’s weiner coverup:

CNN’s John King asks a great question: “There’s one way the congressman could try to put this to rest, and that would be to call the Capitol Police or call the FBI and say ‘come on in, please launch an investigation because I was hacked.’ Why hasn’t he done that?”

According to Dana Bash, Rep. Weiner’s office did not respond to that question but informed CNN that the congressman instead has hired a lawyer.

As John King says: “Curious.”

Curious? No, it’s more than just curious.

As one wag said, “Victims call the police. Criminals call their attorneys.”

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Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Barack Obama’s brand new, hand-chosen Chairwoman of the Democrat National Committee, spoke at a forum sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor. She was fired up. She was angry. She took the Republicans to task for opposing the administration’s giveaways to the autoworkers union.

“If it were up to the candidates running for president on the Republican side,” Wasserman-Schultz said, “we would be driving foreign cars.”

Why, those damn Republicans! Those evil conservatives! Those awful import-buying, Tea Partying …

Unfortunately, reporter Michael O’Brien of The Hill followed Wasserman-Schultz into the parking lot to see what kind of car she was driving.

Oops.

The Congresswoman climbed into 2010 Infiniti FX35. And last time we checked, the Infiniti was a Japanese car.

This woman could make the Democrats think of the good ol’ days when Howard Dean was the party’s chairman.

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When President Obama finally leaves office, we expect him to end up working in New York. Not on Wall Street, but in Times Square. He’ll be there with a card table, challenging suckers to figure out which shell the ball is under.

While you may think this is an odd occupation for a former resident of the White House, it seems to be the one for which he is most qualified.

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Suckers continue to lose the Barack Obama shell game

The Washington Examiner has the story:

American taxpayers have already spent more than $13 billion bailing out Chrysler. The Obama administration already forgave more than $4 billion of that debt when the company filed for bankruptcy in 2009. Taxpayers are never getting that money back. But how is Chrysler now paying off the rest of the $7.6 billion they owe the Treasury Department?

The Obama administration’s bailout agreement with Fiat gave the Italian car company a “Incremental Call Option” that allows it to buy up to 16% of Chrysler stock at a reduced price. But in order to exercise the option, Fiat had to first pay back at least $3.5 billion of its loan to the Treasury Department. But Fiat was having trouble getting private banks to lend it the money. Enter Obama Energy Secretary Steven Chu who has signaled that he will approve a fuel-efficient vehicle loan to Chrysler for … wait for it … $3.5 billion.

“Come on up, friends. It’s easy. Just keep your eye on the little ball. Tell me which shell the ball is under and you can win. Come on up.”

Source: The Washington Examiner

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You have to admire the audacity of someone who says “If you think I’m unethical, your definition of ‘unethical’ is wrong.”

The Boston Herald is on corruption patrol today:

U.S. Rep. Barney Frank admitted he helped his ex-lover land a lucrative post with Fannie Mae in the early 1990s while the Newton Democrat was on a committee that regulated the lending giant — but he called questions of a potential ethical conflict “nonsense.”

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Barney Frank is not only corrupt, he's proudly corrupt

Well, duh! Barney’s a liberal Democrat. With most of the media, that ends the discussion. But the fascist Herald is unmoved so Barney adds:

“If it is (a conflict of interest), then much of Washington is involved (in conflicts),” Frank told the Herald last night.

This reminds us of the thief who attempted to palliate his act by telling the judge, “If stealing makes me a crook, then my whole gang are crooks, too!” Our sentiments exactly. Likely Barney recognized the flaw in that logic, for then he played his trump card (no, not the “raaaaaacist” one:)

“It is a common thing in Washington for members of Congress to have spouses work for the federal government. There is no rule against it at all.”

We don’t mean to quibble but it likely wouldn’t matter if there were such a rule. Don’t go by us, just ask New York Congressman Chuck Rangel whose wrist did not stop smarting for several minutes after he ran afoul of those vicious rules Congress makes.

And he’s not the only one who “suffered” the cruel wrath of Congressional ethics. Why, the complete list would fill a … Congress!

– Written by Bonfire of the Absurdities

Source: Boston Herald

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The President of the United States, the most powerful man in the world next to Chinese President Hu Jintao, got a little low on gas Thursday in London. His entire motorcade had to pull into a gas station (excuse us: petrol station) and fill ‘er up.

They stopped at a BP station. And from what we hear, they didn’t spill a drop.

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The President's version of the American Dream: Filling your tank with gas that costs $8.40 per gallon

This is London tops off your tank with the details:

Workers at a garage in Pimlico today told of their astonishment after Barack Obama’s car and the presidential entourage pulled up for refuelling.

The armoured limousine, nicknamed “The Beast”, arrived with six other vehicles and police escort at a BP petrol station on Vauxhall Bridge Road during the president’s state visit to London.

Onlookers said the cars took up the entire forecourt when they arrived yesterday at around 3pm.

They also told how the Cadillac – which is fitted with bullet-proof glass and has an armoured body, its own oxygen supply and even samples of the President’s blood – took up a bay and a half while Mr Obama’s driver filled it up with £50 worth of unleaded.

Workers at the station, who at first did not realise who the car belonged to, said the presidential entourage spent £350 in total between seven cars at the station, where a litre of unleaded costs 136.9p.

Look for President Obama to use this event to claim he’s now an expert on the oil industry.

Source: This Is London

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You could have heard a pin drop

by editor on May 30, 2011

JFK’s Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France in the early 60’s when Charles de Gaule decided to pull out of NATO. De Gaule said he wanted all US military out of France as soon as possible.

Rusk responded,

“Does that include those who are buried here?”

DeGuale did not respond.

You could have heard a pin drop.

***

When in England at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of ’empire building’ by George Bush.

He answered by saying, “Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return.”

You could have heard a pin drop.

***

There was a conference in France where a number of international engineers were taking part, including French and American. During a break, one of the French engineers came back into the room saying, “Have you heard the latest dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an aircraft carrier to Indonesia to help the tsunami victims. What does he intend to do, bomb them?”

A Boeing engineer stood up and replied quietly: “Our carriers have three hospitals on board that can treat several hundred people; they are nuclear powered and can supply emergency electrical power to shore facilities; they have three cafeterias with the capacity to feed 3,000 people three meals a day, they can produce several thousand gallons of fresh water from sea water each day, and they carry half a dozen helicopters for use in transporting victims and injured to and from their flight deck. We have eleven such ships; how many does France have?”

You could have heard a pin drop.

***

A U.S. Navy Admiral was attending a naval conference that included Admirals from the U.S., English, Canadian, Australian and French Navies. At a cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a large group of officers that included personnel from most of those countries.

Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks but a French admiral suddenly complained that, whereas Europeans learn many languages, Americans learn only English. He then asked, “Why is it that we always have to speak English in these conferences rather than speaking French?”

Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied, “Maybe it’s because the Brits, Canadians, Aussies and Americans arranged it so you wouldn’t have to speak German.”

You could have heard a pin drop.

***

And finally…

Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in Paris by plane. At French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport in his carry on.

“You have been to France before, monsieur?” the customs officer asked sarcastically.

Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously.

“Then you should know enough to have your passport ready.”

The American said, “The last time I was here, I didn’t have to show it.”

“Impossible. Americans always have to show their passports upon arrival in France!”

The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he quietly explained, ”Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944 to help liberate this country, I couldn’t find a single Frenchmen to show a passport to.”

You could have heard a pin drop.

H/T: OC Madam

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If you’re a regular at IHTM you’ve undoubtedly seen comments from WhiskeyRiver. The grizzled old Vietnam vet from New Mexico sent us his poignant perspective on Memorial Day and we thought you might enjoy it as much as we did.

I don’t care much for Memorial Day, it reminds me to remember things I would rather forget. This weekend is the beginning of the summer season. People will be heading to the lakes and campgrounds. Boats, beer, fishing and playing, most having no clue as to why they are getting a three day weekend. Most do not understand that Veterans Day is the day we should be celebrating with our veterans who are still with us. Memorial Day is the day we remember, and honor, those no longer with us.

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No comment necessary. WhiskeyRiver said it all.

I have always thought the two days we remember, honor and thank our veterans should be reversed.

Today should be Veterans Day. Spring is here, the grass is green, the fruit trees have bloomed, nature’s life cycle has begun again and what could be better than celebrating the coming of the summer season with a vet. Veterans Day is about the living and should be celebrated when our earth’s cycle of living begins once again.

Memorial Day should be observed on November 11. The weather is usually cold, bleak and windy, more fitting for the moment. It is a day to remember those who never made it home, those who were lost or buried in some foreign land. It is the day we shed a tear over those who came home in a flag-draped coffin. It is the day we celebrate the lives of those who survived, and now feel sorrow because they are gone.

I hope all of you take a moment to remember what this holiday is all about while you are enjoying your time with family and friends. Stop for a minute, gather them around you then say a little prayer for those who have fought and died protecting our country and freedom. Little John, Stan, J.R. and Bill. I will never forget my brothers and I will keep your memories alive until it is my time to join you.

May God bless America and the men and women in our armed forces. May He bring our sons and daughters home soon, never to be sent to die on foreign soil again.

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This news just in from the Telegraph UK’s “Man Bites Dog” Department:

Barack Obama has snubbed Britain’s most eminent scientists by refusing to attend a Royal Society banquet in his honour at which he was to be awarded with a prestigious medal.

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"I'm honored to give you this award naming you the bestest president ever."

The US President was offered the chance to receive the King Charles II medal, which is awarded in “exceptional circumstances” to heads of state who have “made an outstanding contribution to furthering scientific research in their country”.

We admit to doing a double take. Not to be cynical, but our president turns down an award about as frequently as Dominique Strauss Kahn refuses a free hotel room. We wondered if due to the language barrier, Obama’s team mistakenly thought he was being offered a bust of Churchill.

The Royal Society seemed to have its own explanation:

A British government source close to the Obama visit said: “The Royal Society was really keen to do something with Obama and they expected him to be very honoured by the medal.

“Instead they received a very short response from his people saying that it would be better for him to visit a state school.

“The inference they took from that was that he was more interested in cultivating his street cred than in building links with British scientists.”

We understand perfectly. Obama has received all the undeserved adulation one man can stand in a lifetime. Pity their response was tinged with a bit of racism, as perhaps was their original offer.

– Written by Bonfire of the Absurdities

Source: Telegraph UK

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Gutsy move: Lech Walesa shuns Obama

by editor on May 29, 2011

The Democrats have put their propaganda machine into overdrive recently in an attempt to convince us that giving the order to kill Osama Bin Laden was a “gutsy move” by President Obama.

They could learn a few things from Lech Walesa, the gutsy Polish labor leader who stood up to the Soviet Union in the 1980s. Looks like he’s not done being gutsy yet.

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Polish hero refuses to meet with American zero

Breitbart.com has the details:

Lech Walesa, Poland’s Solidarity-era legend, ex-president and 1983 Nobel Peace Prize winner said Friday he would not accept an invitation to meet with fellow Nobel winner US President Barack Obama.

“It’s difficult to tell journalists what you’d like to say to the president of a superpower. This time I won’t tell him, I won’t meet him, it doesn’t suit me,” Walesa told Poland’s public broadcaster TVP.

Obama is due to arrive in Poland later Friday after the G8 summit in France.

Walesa was originally scheduled to meet Obama Saturday along with other key figures in Poland’s post-1989 transition from communism to democracy.

Walesa stood up to the brutal communists of the Soviet Union. He shouldn’t have any trouble handling an effete socialist from the United States.

Source: Breitbart.com

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Oh, these wacky religious fanatics and their competing visions of the end of the world as we know it. Whose version of the Rapture is correct?

SFist.com presents the first religious fanatic’s vision of the Rapture:

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Two hucksters present their competing visions of the apocalypse

Outside Harold Camping’s Alameda house at 6:01 p.m. on Sunday, very little (save a cloud of shame and regret) hung over the false prophet’s abode where he and his family waited for the rapture. Camping had used numerology and The Bible to make a proclamation that he and his Family Radio followers would be beamed to heaven at 6:00 p.m. on May 21.

CNS News presents the other religious fanatic’s vision:

In his commencement speech at Hamilton College on Sunday, former Vice President Al Gore told the graduates that global warming is “the most serious challenge our civilization has ever faced.”

Far as we’re concerned, one religious wacko is just as bad as another. We vote for “None of the above.”

Source: SFist.com, CNS News

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Barack Obama, the greatest orator of all time, spoke at Westminster Hall on Wednesday. It was a rousing, inspirational speech. A barnburner. A classic.

Who do we think we’re kidding? It was boring as hell. So boring, in fact, that British Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke appeared to take a little catnap as the President spoke.

We say “appeared” because we’re confident that Clarke was merely closing his eyes in order to concentrate more fully on every word Obama said.

Yeah, right.

For god’s sake, it’s no wonder the sun has set on the British Empire. Here in America we have to listen to this guy drone on damn near every day and we don’t fall asleep.

Man up, you limey bastards.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KMXd_yz3a4

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Monday was a very good day for Michelle Obama. OK, well, it wasn’t actually all that good for Michelle, but it was an excellent day for snarky bloggers with juvenile senses of humor. And that pretty much pegs us.

Just as the Obamas stepped off Air Force One in Dublin, the wild Irish winds kicked up and did very strange things to the First Lady’s hair.

Where have we seen that style before? we asked ourselves. Then, suddenly, we realized that those pesky breezes had transformed the First Lady into Ed Grimley, the Saturday Night Live character played by Martin Short back in the mid-80s.

Here’s Ed dancing to Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor composed by Johannes Brahms.

Go ahead. Try to tell us the hair style isn’t identical. And maybe the dancing style, too.

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Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner used to be a bigwig at the International Monetary Fund. He served as it’s director of Policy Development and Review from 2001-2003.

The IMF has now been exposed as a hot bed (you’ll pardon the expression) of sexual harassment. So Politico’s Mike Allen asked Geithner if he knew about the organization’s culture of harassment of women.

To tell you the truth, we’re not exactly sure what Geithner’s answer was. He stuttered. He stammered. He double-talked. He said words that didn’t link together in coherent thoughts.

Best as we can tell, he finally said, “I’m not qualified to talk about sexual harassment because I’m a man.”

One of the worst non-answers ever from one of the worst non-entities ever.

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You cannot make this stuff up. Well, we can’t make it up, but Los Angeles Times columnist Meghan Daum can. She can even, we assume, make herself believe it.

We’ve all see numerous cases of the President stuttering and stammering when he attempts to speak without his Teleprompter. Well, you’ll be glad to know it’s not really a stutter. No, it’s merely an “intellectual stammer” caused by the fact that he’s so smart that his big mouth can’t keep up with his giant brain.

It’s not that Obama can’t speak clearly. It’s that he employs the intellectual stammer. Not to be confused with a stutter, which the president decidedly does not have, the intellectual stammer signals a brain that is moving so fast that the mouth can’t keep up. The stammer is commonly found among university professors, characters in Woody Allen movies and public thinkers of the sort that might appear on C-SPAN but not CNN…

Yo, Meghan. Does this explain Joe Biden’, too?

Source: Los Angeles Times via NewsBusters.org

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Considering the fact that Venezuela sits on an ocean of oil, one would think they could generate enough electricity to keep the lights on. But no, the South American nation is suffering an energy shortage for the second straight year. Hugo Chavez was unavailable for comment.

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Barack Obama stands to the left of Hugo Chavez, figuratively at least

Bloomberg has the story:

Venezuela will ration power again this year, planning steps similar to those taken in 2010 amid an energy crisis, Electricity Minister Ali Rodriguez said.

“We’re going to reapply the measures we applied in Caracas last year nationwide, which punishes the wasting of electricity and encourages energy savings,” Rodriguez said in an interview on state television today. Any rationing measures require President Hugo Chavez’s approval, Rodriguez said.

Venezuela has struggled to boost energy-generating capacity to keep pace with an estimated 6 percent increase in demand this year. The consumption jump, if it persists, would require an additional 2,000 megawatts of new capacity a year, which is “unsustainable,” Rodriguez said.

All hail the glories of socialism! The lights are off, but nobody’s home.

Source: Bloomberg.com

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Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn is at it again. He’s issued his annual report that details massive government waste on stupid projects. We’re talking billions of dollars wasted on hairbrained projects.

Our favorite is the $1.5 million they spent to develop a robot that can fold shirts. Only problem is, it takes the robot 25 minutes per shirt.

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Hey, c'mon, Senator Coburn, some of these projects are vital scientific research

OK, OK, you know us too well. That’s not really our favorite. We were just trying to sound mature. Our real favorite is the Antarctic jello wrestling.

The New York Post reports:

The report found that at the Antarctic McMurdo research station, which part of a $451 million a year polar research project, NSF employees organized a Jell-o-wrestling event and nude “polar bear plunge” party.

Ahhh, but that’s just the beginning. Scientists at the NSF came up with lots of other wacky ways to waste your money. Such as:

  • Having shrimp walk on tiny treadmills to measure the impact of sickness on crustaceans;
  • $80,000 study on why the same teams always dominate March Madness;
  • $315,000 study suggesting playing FarmVille on Facebook helps adults develop and maintain relationships;
  • $1 million for an analysis of how quickly parents respond to trendy baby names;
  • $50,000 to produce and publicize amateur songs about science, including a rap called “Money 4 Drugz,” and a misleading song titled “Biogas is a Gas, Gas, Gas”;
  • $2 million to figure out that people who often post pictures on the internet from the same location at the same time are usually friends; and
  • $581,000 on whether online dating site users are racist.

Remember this next time you hear Democrats say there’s no way to cut the budget. Here’s Coburn outlining just a few of them.

Source: New York Post

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The greatest speechifier in history bombed in Great Britain on Wednesday. Barack Obama may have quoted Winston Churchill, but his stolid speech in Westminster Hall didn’t inspire any comparisons to the great British Prime Minister.

The Telegraph UK tells the tale of Obama without his Teleprompter:

The pictures were better than the words…

…Perhaps Mr Obama was smothered also by his audience, which remained stubbornly unresponsive. For most of the time the President had nothing to bounce off: no applause and certainly no shouts of praise or blame as might be heard in an American church or at an American political rally.

The presidential text sounded as if it had been worked on so hard and conscientiously by a vast team of helpers that it had lost all savour, and been reduced to a series of orotund banalities, of the sort which can be heard at every tedious Anglo-American conference: “Profound challenges stretch out before us…the time for our leadership is now…Our alliance will remain indispensable.”

It did not help to hear Mr Obama assert, after only a minute or two, that “fortunately it’s been smooth sailing” between Britain and the United States “ever since” 1812, when we burned down the White House. Everyone present will have been able to think of occasions when this was not so. Suez did not seem like plain sailing.

We would like to take this opportunity to apologize to our British cousins. We Americans have learned first hand that tales of Barack Obama’s oration skills were greatly exaggerated. We should have warned you.

Our bad.

Perhaps President Obama could pick up a few tips listening to one of history’s greatest speakers.

Source: Telegraph UK

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Just in case you’ve never heard of him, Alex Jones is a talk show host. It’s probably safe to say he’s a third tier talk show host. He’s a conspiracy theorist who’s often nuttier than Aunt Dodie’s fruitcake, but occasionally fascinating.

In this clip, Jones discusses his conversation with author Jerome Corsi, who claims he has incontrovertible evidence that Obama knowingly unveiled a forged birth certificate.

We’re not buying it but, damn, wouldn’t it be fun if it were true?

(Note: Mr. Administrator wants me to say he does think there could be something to it.)

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You won’t believe this one. When it comes to Medicare reform and the budget, Slick Willie has transformed into scared Willie.

Clinton approached Ryan backstage to express his concern that Democrats would use their special election victory in NY-26 as an excuse to accelerate their inaction on Medicare reform.

Talking Points Memo has the conversation:

“I’m glad we won this race in New York,” Clinton can be seen saying in the video. “But I hope Democrats don’t use it as an excuse to do nothing.”

Ryan responded: “My guess is it’s gonna sink into paralysis, is what’s gonna happen. And you know the math. I mean, It’s just — we knew we were putting ourselves out there. But you gotta start this. You gotta get out there. You gotta get this thing moving.”

Clinton told Ryan to call him if he ever wanted to talk about the issue, Ryan said he would, and the two parted.

We’re going to guess Clinton didn’t know the cameras were rolling.

Source: Talking Points Memo

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Michael Moore and Lawrence O’Donnell. Put ‘em together in front of a camera and the socialism just begins to spontaneously ooze. Or spurt. Or gush. Yeah, gush is a better word.

Here’s Michael Moore explaining how President Obama should use government control of General Motors to bring about a socialist workers green paradise:

The auto thing is a good example, too, where I wish Obama would just … if he would just ratchet it up another notch. Yes, you saved the jobs of all my friends back in Michigan but now that we sort of control the car companies let’s get them doing mass transit. Let’s get them doing things that are going to save this planet. Because the internal combustion engine is not going to get us to the twenty-second century. That’s just not gonna, we’re not gonna have a planet. That has to stop. And I just thought, jeez, when you have this power you can do things. And he’s just kinda like, “Nah, we’ll just get the money back from the auto companies and it’s all gonna be ok.”

Putting the questionable constitutionality of Moore’s dream aside, we have one question:

Do you really expect anyone to believe you have friends, Michael?

Fat chance.

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Jimmy Carter is once again torturing the nation’s eardrums to mercilessly flog another new book written to defend his “legacy.” This is only fair, because if there was ever a book that deserved to be flogged mercilessly, his would be it.

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Jimmy Carter, getting smaller everywhere except in his own mind

MSNBC explains what we mean:

In an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams, former President Jimmy Carter … lauded his own post-presidency, telling Williams, “I feel that my role as a former president is probably superior to that of other presidents.” 

Carter is forever picking at the scab left by his one miserable term, thereby preventing it from healing. But besides defending his “worst president” title against challenger Barack Obama, Jimmy is also vying for the latter’s “Most Self-Righteous Pompous Egomaniac” prize (let’s hope he forgoes the swimsuit competition):

“The Carter Center has decided, under my leadership, to fill the vacuums in the world,” Carter said. “When the United States won’t deal with troubled areas, we go there and we meet their leaders who can bring an end to a conflict, or an end to human rights abuse, and so forth. So I feel that [I] have an advantage over many other former presidents in being involved in daily affairs that have shaped the policies of our nation and the world.”

Jimmy says “shaped”, we say “f-cked up.” Tomato, tomahto.

The old adage says “Nature abhors a vacuum.” We would add “Us, too, especially when that vacuum gets filled with Jimmy Carter”.

– Written by Bonfire of the Absurities

Source: MSNBC

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If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to be considered “over the top” by the management as MSNBC, Ed Schultz has kindly provided the answer.

Schultz started his program Wednesday night by apologizing for calling Laura Ingraham a “right-wing slut” on his radio show. MSNBC cut to a commercial after the apology, Thomas Roberts was sitting in Schultz’ chair when they returned from commercial, and Schultz went off to do whatever lunatics do while they’re on suspension.

“On my radio show yesterday, I used vile and inappropriate language when talking about talk show host Laura Ingraham. I am deeply sorry, and I apologize. It was wrong, uncalled for and I recognize the severity of what I said. I apologize to you, Laura and ask for your forgiveness. It doesn’t matter what the circumstances were. It doesn’t matter that it was on radio and I was ad libbing. None of that matters. None of that matters. What matters is what I said was terribly vile and not of the standards that I or any other person should adhere to. I want all of you to know tonight that I did call Laura Ingraham today and did not make contact with her and I will apologize to her as I did in the message that I left her today. I also met with management here at MSNBC, and understanding the severity of the situation and what I said on the radio and how it reflected terribly on this company, I have offered to take myself off the air for an indefinite period of time with no pay. I want to apologize to Laura Ingraham. I want to apologize to my family, my wife. I have embarrassed my family. I have embarrassed this company. And I have been in this business since 1978, and I have made a lot of mistakes. This is the lowest of low for me. I stand before you tonight in front of this camera in this studio in an environment that I absolutely love. I love working here. I love communicating with all of you on the radio and the communication that I have with you when I go out and do town hall meetings and meet the people that actually watch. I stand before you tonight to take full responsibility for what I said and how I said it, and I am deeply sorry.

A couple quick translations:

  1. “I did call Laura Ingraham today and did not make contact with her.” Translation: She wouldn’t take the buffoon’s call.
  2. “I have embarrassed my family.” Translation: Even more than I do every other day.
  3. “I have offered to take myself off the air for an indefinite period of time with no pay.” Translation: They threatened to can me and I begged them not to.
  4. “This is the lowest of low for me.” Translation: “Do you have any idea how difficult that is to measure?”
  5. “I love working here.” Translation: They pay me far more than I could get anywhere else.
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The United Kingdom has reaffirmed that freedom of speech is a strictly American concept. How? By reaffirming its baffling ban on American talk show host Michael Savage.

The ban was instituted, of course, because Savage had been convicted of building pipe bombs used to kill British soldiers. What’s that? He didn’t?

Well, it’s well known that Savage is a convicted felon who molested dozens of innocent children. What’s that? He didn’t?

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Vile criminal Michael Savage found guilty of expressing opinions

Yeah, well, everyone knows that Savage called for the assassination of Queen Elizabeth. What’s that? He didn’t?

OK, but he had strong opinions that not everyone agreed with. And in today’s politically correct world no crime is worse.

The Daily Mail UK has the depressing details:

The Conservative-led British government announced in July it would only lift the ban initiated by the previous Labour leadership if Savage took back statements he had made on his broadcasts that were deemed a ‘threat to national security’.

And while the U.K has never specified which comments it found so dangerous, an attorney for the British government has stayed true to its threat, reaffirming the ban.

The Right-wing radio presenter, whose hardline views on Islam, rape and autism have caused outrage in the US, was identified in May 2009 by then U.K. Home Secretary Jacqui Smith as one of 16 people barred due to their political views.

The list also included hate preachers, Hamas terrorist leader Yunis Al-Astal, former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard Stephen Donald Black and neo-Nazi Erich Gliebe.

Now Michael Atkins, writing on behalf of the U.K.’s treasury solicitor, has told Savage’s London-based attorney the ban had to stick because Savage had not gone back on his ‘extreme’ comments.

Hell in a hand basket. ‘Nuff said.

See the actual legal letter sent to Savage on Tuesday: PDF

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Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch has had it with Barack Obama. He’s had it right up to here. You know the lifelong Democrat must be seriously pissed of when he starts talking about becoming a Republican.

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Ed Koch is Jewish, gay and a Northeast Democrat, In other words, a perfect Republican.

NewsMax has the flippin’ details:

… the former New York City mayor said, “Mitt Romney correctly summed it up when he said that President Obama has once again thrown Israel under the bus.”

“I believe this is the most dangerous and critical period that Israel has ever faced and regrettably it does not have the support of the President of the United States, which in past difficult situations it could count on.”

“I’m a Democrat. I support the Democratic domestic philosophy and policies and will always be supportive of them,” said Koch, mayor of America’s largest city from 1978-89. “But I have no hesitation in crossing party lines when I think America’s interests demand that I cross party lines.

“I supported President Obama, believing he would be good on foreign policy, particularly with respect to the support of Israel. It turned out badly.”

Welcome to reality, Ed. Feel free to bring about 3 million other Jewish voters with you.

Source: NewsMax.com

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