August 31, 2009
"It's not just a Kennedy vacating the job -- it's a Senate seat in Massachusetts, and these do not come along but maybe once in a lifetime," said Dan Payne, a veteran Boston-based Democratic consultant.Um, that opportunity only comes around "once in a lifetime" because the Kennedys have had a death-grip (pun very much intended) on that seat since Eisenhower was in the White House. That's a pretty long lifetime, considering the fact that you've got to be at least thirty to serve in that chamber.
The sooner we're done with this family of self-serving douchebags masquerading as champions of the downtrodden while living high on the hog, the better.
Oh, and if the people of Massachusetts manage to elect another one of these assholes who believe that they're entitled to political power simply on the basis of their name, I say we take off and nuke the entire state from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
(And if the Red Sox happen to be playing a home game, well, that's just a bonus.)
And watching, for pigs on the wing.
The ACLU is going to help a white supremacist busted for blogging about cops.
A couple weeks ago on a blog nobody reads there was a conversation about that blogger who had been arrested for blogging about/messing with police.
We weren't sure what was going to happen or even what should happen.
One especially unperspicacious guy wrote
The problem for Minitru, the ACLU and the rest of the Democratic social/political industrial complex is that they can't defend Nazis. If they do, their cocktail party invitations might dry up.
Well, the ACLU of VA is helping her. I went there to see if they were saying anything about Officer Wesley Cheeks, Jr, (professional shutter-upper), nothing yet, but saw the link way up there about this.
So good show ACLU VA. I wuz wrong.
If you don't get your cocktail party invites, I'll throw down for a couple. (rail drinks, no top shelf).
Video recordings reveal a $3 million bribery scheme implicating the judge presiding over the environmental lawsuit currently pending against Chevron and individuals who identify themselves as representatives of the Ecuadorian government and its ruling party.
That link goes to the evil Chevron corporation. They're pretty much accusing the gov't of Ecuador of shaking them down on their website.
So my question:
Does Obama ignore it or openly side with Morales and demand that Chevron give the gov't back their $3mil, give another $3mil to the judge, agree to lose the case and apologize for causing all this trouble?
Crap, H/T Gateway Pundit, where I steal all the best links.
Before application of the most man-made violence this planet has ever seen
I rest my case.
Updated by fixing it and h/t to sockless joe.
I honestly can't decide which is worse. Appointing Ben Bernanke as the Federal Reserve chairman again, even though he denied there was a housing market bubble that could lead our country into a recession. Or keeping Timothy Geithner as Treasury Secretary, even though he opposes political involvement in monetary policy.
So when Geithner goes to Congress encouraging those politicos to vote on having the government seize control over large insurers, banks, auto manufacturers, hedge funds, speculators, etc..., that was strictly monetary policy. Apparently it also isn't political involvement to ask our nation's taxpayers (once again via Congress) to raise the debt ceiling to cover massive bi-partisan spending failures. Nope, no politics involved in government power grabs and government spending.
Geithner is just another shady asshat. Political decisions and political purse-strings are what shape monetary policy - it isn't mutually exclusive. That is just wishful thinking on his part to dismiss the suggestion that there be an audit of the Fed.
So this group of barking moonbats went to teach Barclay's a lesson because they're all corporationy in their corporation building.
Then we arrived at our destination: the capitalist concentration of Canary Wharf in London’s Docklands. And it was here that things began to go wrong.
What began as yelling and shrieking soon turned to nervous whispering as one thought struck everyone in unison. Everyone, that is, except Blonde Leader.
By now whipped up into near-hysteria, she mounted a lone charge on the security barrier, only to be held back by the guards.
And what was the problem that the lead moonbat didn't see?
Suddenly, her resistance faded and her face began to flush. We were in the wrong skyscraper. Barclays HQ was two minutes down the road.
Via Mike Pechar at the Jawa Report
In August our ubiquitous president became the nation's elevator music, always out and about, heard but not really listened to, like audible wallpaper.
First thing I have heard George Will say in a long time that actually makes sense. The rest of the piece is pretty good too.
From Mental Floss, via Neatorama
I'll be locking these four slots up with friends by tomorrow.
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This administration needs a win. Or more accurately, it can't bear another loss right now. Most especially it can't afford to be defeated by the government of a puny Central American country that doesn't seem to know its place in the world and dares to defy the imperial orders of Uncle Sam.
A big question (at least in my mind) is whether Obama pushed this policy, or if some semi-rogue ideological twit in the State Department official was behind this. Probably some of both, but O'Grady's piece is pretty damning of State.
Prominent Hondurans, including leading members of the business community, complain that a State Department official has been pressuring them to push the interim government to accept the return of Mr. Zelaya to power.
When I asked the State Department whether it was employing such dirty tricks a spokeswoman would only say the U.S. has been "encouraging all members of civil society to support the San Jose 'accord'"—which calls for Mr. Zelaya to be restored to power. Perhaps something was lost in the translation but threats to use U.S. power against a small, poor nation hardly qualify as encouragement.
Oh yeah, and State is twisting arms in Latin America to get other nations on board with the "accord".
Okay, we've all seen the link about the Yemeni trying to blow up some Saudi oil tick.
But Omar at Iraq the Model noticed something....odd.
The bomb was up his ass. That's why the "prince" wasn't killed, the explosion went out the path of least resistance, you know, the direction explosions in the colon usually escape.
Omar also asks if he put it there himself or:
But on the other hand if someone else helped him do it then that makes the whole operation unholy, and very gay, right?
Much like wheel boys in the previous post, the answer is "Very gay".
I don't comment on "holy" or "unholy" anymore (none of my business), but when I was a believer, I'm pretty sure I would have said, "Unholy" whether it was up his ass or in his backpack.
From the "We aren't nearly afraid enough of the Japanese" file
Don't ask me, I have no idea either.
August 30, 2009
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