March 30, 2009

Shocka! Algore Might, Just Might, Be A Hypocrite

Especially if you believe this story.

I pulled up to Al’s house, located in the posh Belle Meade section of Nashville, at 8:48pm – right in the middle of Earth Hour. I found that the main spotlights that usually illuminate his 9,000 square foot mansion were dark, but several of the lights inside the house were on.

In fact, most of the windows were lit by the familiar blue-ish hue indicating that floor lamps and ceiling fixtures were off, but TV screens and computer monitors were hard at work. (In other words, his house looked the way most houses look about 1:45am when their inhabitants are distractedly watching “Cheaters” or “Chelsea Lately” reruns.)

The kicker, though, were the dozen or so floodlights grandly highlighting several trees and illuminating the driveway entrance of Gore’s mansion.

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Standing athwart history...

...yelling, "Yeah, whatever..."

But on environmental issues, we have to follow the evidence where it leads — and on social issues we have to take our society as it is. If the world changes, we have to change with it.
That's some real conservative leadership there, David. I'm sure that while Christopher Buckley is probably filling out your invitation for the next cocktail party, his dad is probably busy spinning in his grave.

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"Hello Cleveland!"

Richard Wolf, writing in USA Today, tries his hand at comedy:

After 10 weeks in office trying to save the U.S. economy, President Obama is ready to take on the world economy.
Har! That's a good one, Richard! Wait, you weren't kidding? Oh. Huh. Okay, then.

At any rate, The Rockstar-In-Chief is heading off on his first overseas tour since he took office:
Still new on the world stage at 47, Obama will meet privately with at least six presidents, prime ministers and a king in London, then five more as he travels on to France, Germany, the Czech Republic and Turkey. He'll attend three summits, deliver two major addresses and hold a roundtable with students in Istanbul. He'll take time out to see Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace and sightsee from Strasbourg to Istanbul.
Hopefully, he'll have enough DVDs of classic American movie favorites for everyone. And, maybe, an appropriate gift for the Queen. Perhaps a bust of Oliver Cromwell.
The goal of the trip, says Denis McDonough, deputy national security adviser, is nothing less than "restoring America's standing in the world."
Translation: sucking up to the Europeans and talking surrender in Iraq and preemptive surrender should Iran do anything provocative.
It will produce at least two story lines: one symbolic, one substantive.

In the first, Obama will likely be greeted warmly by Western European leaders, thanks to his popularity among their constituents. Barack Obama, for most Europeans, embodies the American dream," says Karen Donfried, executive vice president of the German Marshall Fund, which promotes trans-Atlantic cooperation. "It's what Europeans love about this country."
Who can blame them? I mean, this is the only country in the world where a dangerously unqualified empty suit who's never held a job for more than two years or so can, with the help of the media, bluff his way into the most powerful office in the free world. It's a real Horatio Alger story.
The second and more important theme is about dollars, pounds and euros. Although the president is popular, the U.S. financial collapse precipitated much of the world's problems. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry, D-Mass., says foreigners "blame the model that we exported."
Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. John Kerry, once again demonstrating his love for America.
Europeans who for years fretted over military preparedness and the threat of terrorism now are consumed with a financial meltdown that has cost millions of jobs — even those of government leaders from Iceland to Latvia. Obama's task is to lead by example and persuade colleagues to take many of the steps the United States has taken to fix their economies.
Uh-huh. Because we're doing so well since Barack took over. Besides, aren't the leaders of Europe already leading Obama by example? I mean, we haven't exactly been doing a great job with the free-market thing over the past few years, but I could've sworn that we've been rushing headlong toward European-style socialism a bit faster since, oh, January 20th or so. Maybe it's just me.

Oh, and there goes Richard with his jokes again, cracking wise about how the Euros have been fretting about "military preparedness" for years. Good one, Rich. Good one.

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March 29, 2009

Welcome to the New Economy

In case you were wondering, the United States is no longer a capitalist nation. 

Electing a Marxist leads to Marxism?   Who could have seen that coming? 

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Gender reassignment

There's a local chain of sporting goods stores called Chick's that's shutting down.  Wanna guess what it's becoming?

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Saginaw is humiliated

They don't call it the Ultimate Vacuum for nothing.
Jason L. Savage brought national, night-time jokester humiliation and worldwide embarrassment to the Great Lakes Bay Region by having sex with a vacuum hose in a Thomas Township car wash, Saginaw County Circuit Judge Fred L. Borchard said while scolding him at his sentencing Wednesday.
Those car wash vacuum hoses are really big. I wonder why he couldn't use the hose from his home vacuum?

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Quick! Someone get Obama a waffle!

Maybe if he's eating he won't distract himself with calling for (and getting) the resignations of CEOs he doesn't like.

This gives me back mindthoughts and disturbs my soulpatterns.

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Pure entertainment.

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When HuffPo Wants To Surrender In The Limbaugh Wars, How WIll Some On Our Side React?

Just askin'.

President Obama and the Democrats should wave the white flag in their strawman war on Rush Limbaugh. The Media Research Center delivered the grim casualty figures for the Democrats. Since January, the top talk show gabber's ratings have soared off the charts. Radio affiliates that carry Limbaugh's syndicated show call the ratings boost he's gotten from the Democrat's orchestrated attack on him a "dramatic surge." This writer predicted as much when President Obama cracked to Congressional Republicans in late January that they should knock off listening to Limbaugh if they expected to get anything done in Congress and with his administration.

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I Have No Words For This One

A Tea Party being canceled? For this reason?

Why? They feel too many people could show-up.

Lynn Rosko planned to hold a tax payer tea party at Jaycee Park in Cape Coral on April 1st. The idea was announced at a Cape Coral City Council meeting, then an e-mail blast by the Republican Party and it was mentioned in the local media.

With all of that attention, the City of Cape Coral felt there could be more than 500 people attending the tea party.

Therefore Rosko needed to get a permit and insurance for the event. Rosko says she's not willing to get insurance and accept liability for something that a stranger could do. Rosko told WINK News, "I have rescinded any organizing or supervision or what ever you want to call it over this tea party on April 1st."

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Ashley Biden being an alleged cokehead matters

Why?  Because it proves that her mother is far too inexperienced to be Vice President of the United States.  If she can't raise her daughter, how can she serve as VP. 

Whoops!  Wrong candidate.  Anyways, it matters because of this:

The woman appears to resemble Ashley Biden, 27, a social worker for a Delaware child-welfare agency.
I doubt she does any dirty work, being daddy's little girl and all, but she at least oversees the people who take children out of the homes of their parents for doing things that she herself does freely.  Shouldn't there be consequences for that?  If her dad weren't her dad, and this tape popped up, wouldn't the state of Delaware be investigating this?

So sorry, Ed, I can't agree to let this go.  And no, this doesn't put me on the level of noted Trig Truther Andi Sullivan. 

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Who would have guessed they'd be into that sort of thing?

The Iranians are heading to North Korea to watch Kim Jong-il play with his missile.

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March 28, 2009

Looking at the Obamajugend program

The bill was sponsored by fascist NY Rep Carolyn McCarthy.  Just a reminder of how criminally stupid McCarthy is,

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Cracked has a roundup of "14 Horrifying Soft Drinks Around the World."  Try to guess which one I've actually tried!

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About damn time

Hey, look, Obama took some time off from his busy schedule of hosting fixed events and insulting the handicapped on national television to actually, you know, nominate some people to work at the Treasury Department.  Wow, it only took him 67 days!


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Yes this is bitchy

Hi. Have y'all paid attention, bitchy isn't something I'm against.

The Allahpundit Drinking Game

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Good morning everyone!

So since things have been a wee bit tense about these parts lately, I thought I would share something that fills me with joy and glee. Yes, it's SFW.

Meet my new crush Lauren.  Seriously.  Seriously no words for how utterly adorable she is.  There's clappyhands people.  I am not made of stone.  And before anyone asks, yes, the boots do play a part in the size of the crush.
<br/><a href="" target="_new" title="Laptop Hunters $1000 - Lauren Gets an HP Pavilion">Video: Laptop Hunters $1000 - Lauren Gets an HP Pavilion</a>

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The Best Celebration Of Earth Hour Evah!

Yeah, I know it's old. And, yeah, I know it's been posted damn near everywhere. But this is truly how Earth Hour should be celebrated.

8:02 - Answered the door from disgruntled next-door neighbor complaining about “light pollution” and how I’m not “doing [my] part.” Gives a confused look when I scold him for lack of butane conservation after he lights up a cigarette.

8:06 - Order two large pizzas from Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, and Domino’s. Tell each person taking my order that I will tip generously if the pizza arrives before 9, but insist that if the pies arrive right at 9 or later, I will not pay.

8:09 - Wife calls and tells me she’s running late from work. I remember that I have a wife. I leave the cell phone on the table.

8:12 - Throw one sock in washing machine. Set wash cycle for a full load with hot water. Without soap.

8:17 - Pull out electric guitar and amp from closet and set up on front porch. Attempt to spraypaint PUNTER-PALOOZA in the front yard grass, but realize too late that I’ve made my letters too big.

8:19 - Ignore unattractive woman walking by that asks, “What’s PUNTE?”

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Nice To See Those Multiple Layers Of Fact-Checking In Action

Hell, even I make fewer and less embarrassing mistakes than this. And I can barely tie my own shoes.

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Who could have possibly forseen this?

A guy who became famous for jumping off of mountains wearing a "wing suit" died yesterday...well, you can pretty much see where this is going.

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