May 29, 2009
I personally do not care about the merits or demerits of the rest of this piece, but this little tidbit exemplifies the arrogance and stupidity of the moderate RINOs.
Let's play grown-up." When I was a child, that's what we said when we ran out of things to do like playing potsie or throwing rocks in the vacant lot. You'd go in and take your father's hat and your mother's purse and walk around saying, "Would you like tea?" In retrospect we weren't imitating our parents but parents on TV, who wore pearls and suits. But the point is we amused ourselves trying to be little adults.more...
And that's what the GOP should do right now: play grown-up.
The Democrats in the White House have been doing it since January, operating with a certain decorum, a kind of assumption as to their natural stature. Obamaland is very different from the last Democratic administration, Bill Clinton's. The cliché is true: White House staffs reflect their presidents. Mr. Clinton's staff was human, colorful, messy, slightly mad. They had pent-up energy after 12 years of Republican rule, and they believed their own propaganda that Republicans were wicked. They were oafish: One dragooned a government helicopter to go play golf. President Obama's staff is far less entertaining. They're smooth, impeccable, sophisticated, like the boss. They don't hate Republicans but think they're missing a few chips (empathy, logic, How Things Really Work). It is true they don't know what they don't know, but what they do know (how to quietly seize and hold power, for instance—they now run the American auto industry), they know pretty well.
May 27, 2009
“If there is the perception that somehow she is being treated unfairly or they are distorting her record or comments, I think there will be a backlash in the Latino community,” said Janet Murguía, president of the National Council of La Raza. “All we want is for the process to be respectful and fair. There could be great resentment within the Latino community if it is seen somehow that she is not being treated with the respect due to a Supreme Court nominee.”Right. Because you were right there to defend Alberto Gonzalez, the nation's first Latino Attorney General, from criticism from the left. You know, because of the respect he deserved. Oh, and when Bush nominated Miguel Estrada to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and memos to Dick Durbin mentioned that "liberal interest groups' desire to keep Estrada off the court because his Latino heritage made him 'especially dangerous' as a potential future Supreme Court nominee," I'm sure you were just outraged.
Note also the language about people being "exceedingly careful" about the way they discuss this subject. Even Politico made the connection about the screeching Ari Fleischer provoked when he made a similar remark after 9/11. Will we hear similar screams about fascism descending upon the Republic?
May 26, 2009
So for her 18th birthday in May 2007 her mother bought her £160 Botox injections. Jodie said: 'Nothing else seemed to work.
'My friends' faces all looked much smoother. Although when I said "my forehead is wrinkly" they told me it was OK.'
The teenager admits her mother is her role model when it comes to looks.
Mrs King, who is separated from Jodie's father, has been under the knife for a nose job, two breast enlargements, a tummy tuck and a mini-facelift.
Jodie said: 'My mum's always looked so glamorous and she uses cosmetic surgery and Botox to keep her looking young. I plan to follow in her footsteps.
'So what if I'm a teenage Botox addict? I can't think of anything worse than looking old. I'll always find a way to pay for Botox. Now I've started I can't stop.'
Six months after the first session, her smooth frozen look started to wear off, and Jodie feared her natural lines would come back. So she made the next appointment herself, and she and her mother now regularly go for jabs together at the private Anti-Ageing Clinic in South Woodford, North-East London. Each time, the dose is higher.
Jodie said the doctors expressed no concerns about her age. One of the clinic's doctors said there is no legal age limit for Botox, adding: 'The decision is based on each individual patient.'
But another cosmetic surgeon sounded a note of caution. Alex Karidis said: 'It sounds like this young lady is on a dangerous spiral. She's obviously getting encouragement from her mother who sounds like she might be addicted to Botox as well.
'It is very very unusual to have Botox at that age and 18-year-olds should only have it if there is a real facial deformity, not just normal lines when they frown.
'There is a real psychological danger. This is setting a precedent for using anti-ageing procedures for many years to come. The mother needs to be taking responsibility if she is encouraging her daughter to have injections into her face.'
Yeah, I would say so.
This should end well.
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May 25, 2009
Oh, and I might take you a little more seriously if you'd spoken to the same YouTube channel if it wasn't bent on destroying a woman based on her opinion about gay marriage during a beauty pageant.
May 24, 2009
Part of Illinois-based Fortune Brands Inc., Beam is preparing a national rollout of Red Stag, a specialty whiskey that infuses natural black cherry flavors into 4-year-old bourbon.
Even brand ambassador Fred Noe, a great-grandson of Jim Beam, sees the tinkering with a time-tested Kentucky tradition as a positive way to lure new customers.
“The bourbon purists might think it’s a little too sweet,” Noe said during an event touting Red Stag at Beam’s Clermont distillery in central Kentucky. “But for somebody who is not a big fan of bourbon, this may be an opportunity for them to enjoy bourbon in a little different way.”
The 80-proof Red Stag by Jim Beam, as the product is formally called, is being billed as Beam’s biggest rollout since the launch of Jim Beam black label bourbon more than a decade ago. Shipments start June 1 after about a year and a half in development.
Chuck Cowdery, an American whiskey writer and author of “Bourbon, Straight,” likes the taste.
“I think the quality of the infusion, the depth of the flavors is pretty sophisticated,” he said. “It doesn’t taste like they threw some flavor house cherry flavor in there.”
The product could appeal to younger consumers who may prefer bourbon in cocktails rather than straight up, he said.
May 19, 2009
God, I really fucking hate people sometimes.
May 18, 2009
The Senate paper proposed raising excise taxes on alcohol from $13.50 to $16 per proof gallon.Heads. Will. Roll.
May 14, 2009
Of all of the effects that President Barack Obama has had, try this one on for size: He's encouraging men everywhere to start doing their chores?!?Uh-huh. Because in between spending us into oblivion and threatening investors, Barack Obama does the dishes after every state dinner and mows the White House lawn every Saturday afternoon.
POLITICO chatted with musician Wyclef Jean for our latest podcast, the former Fugees star recalled this recent moment with his wife:
"I'm in the house, and I don't necessarily want to do my chores as a husband. So my wife goes, 'If Barack Obama has time to do it, you have time to do it.'"
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