November 10, 2008
Wow are we fucked.
P.S. I just realized I should start capitalizing His name and pronouns referring to Him. I don't want to be accused of heresy.
Update: Seriously, go fucking watch this video. I get a chill up my spine every time. What she says is. "It is important that President Elect Obama is prepared to take power and be ready to rule from day one."
She says that.
I wish I could say I was surprised. It serves as crystal clear evidence as to the immature, child-minds we're dealing with on the left these days. Clearly they never stopped and thought about reversing the result of the election and how fun it would have been for them to be attacked in the streets, called names and branded by graffiti at there own homes.
In fact, how is it they can't see how fucking, utterly evil their behavior is? To imagine the reverse is to imagine, on the day of the California Supreme Court decision, tens of thousands of individuals taking to the street to berate, attack and intimidate every gay person in California. Pretty fucking awful.
What's even worse for them is how shortsighted and counterproductive this will be. Many people will only use this as an example of how 'ammoral' and 'evil' the homosexual community is and reconciliation on the issue of gay rights will only move further away.
Nice move, dipshits.
P.S. On the issues of rescinding the LDS Church's tax exempt status, I'm relatively agnostic. It seems to me that they probably did overstep the letter of the law in 'advocating legislation' but not nearly as much as thousands of other churches, not-for-profits and charities have for the last century. If you take away all of their tax exempt status, then okay. Otherwise, quit whining and try to change the world in a slightly more intelligent way. (For the lefties who obviously can't grasp this concept, try telling people what you think and why in a calm, engaging manner and then address their concerns with comforting responses, not vitriol and name-calling.)
Wow, this hope and change is already so fucking great I'm just not sure I can stand 4 more years of it.
And if it is "theocracy" to invoke a religious argument against gay marriage, then why isn't Barack Obama a theocrat, as Glenn Reynolds suggested? [In ironic imitation of the left's standard.] I don't think Barack Obama is a theocrat, any more than the Mormons or the Catholics are theocrats. But you can't just draw a line and say that Mormons and Catholics who voice religious objections to gay marriage are theocrats, but Democratic United Church of Christ members who voice the same objections are not.
There's altogether too much bigotry for comfort and too many double standards for comfort.
Carries as baggage: Her work at Fannie Mae, which had to be bailed out by the government in September as part of a $200 billion deal. Ms. Gorelick left the company just as it was coming under attack for huge accounting failures.Yes, we're talking about that Ms. Gorelick, the one responsible for the infamous "intelligence wall" that even the NYT admits "hindered counterterrorism agents in the years before the Sept. 11 attacks."
At this rate, we're going to be pining for the comparatively halcyon days of the late seventies.
November 09, 2008
Bill Sammon recounts this meeting and since it's all worth reading, I'll just give the money quote (emphasis mine):
When I quoted from this passage [from The Audacity of Hope] to Bush during an Oval Office interview, the president seemed irritated to learn he had been taken to task by the senator he once counseled.What's great about that highlighted quote is that it sums up what happens every time President Bush tries to reach across the aisle.
I thought I was actually showing some kindness," Bush said indignantly. "And out of that he came with this belief?"
The president added with a bit of a scowl: "He doesn't know me very well."
November 08, 2008
Update: Some of that great blogging on display. (Link goes to Moron Central—no linky for Andi.)
November 07, 2008
Dammit, 52-48ers! Your guy has been president-Elect for all of three days, and I still have to pump gas into my car, pay my mortgage, and exhaust myself in self pleasure! I was so dismayed to realize these depressing fact, I spilled coffee on my pants while at work, and Obama didn't use his magical pixy dust to take the stain out. I thought you were going to do that for me. And my hair is still falling out! I thought The One was going to fix that as well.
But I guess the 52%ers are too busy with creating miracles in Minnesota to help me.
Just as Secretary of State Mark Ritchie was explaining to reporters the recount process in one of the narrowest elections in Minnesota history, an aide rushed in with news: Pine County's Partridge Township had revised its vote total upward -- another 100 votes for Democratic candidate Al Franken, putting him within .011 percentage points of Republican U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman.
The reason for the change? Exhausted county officials had accidentally entered 24 for Franken instead of 124 when the county's final votes were tallied at 5:25 Wednesday morning.
November 06, 2008
First, read the whole thing.
Now, as conciliatory and restrained as I've been since the Obama election, know that I intend to assault every policy they put forward (that I disagree with but this caveat is a bit ridiculous as I'll oppose nearly all of the) as if it was proposed by the Devil himself.
Also, I remain fully determined to punish the left (including the media, natch) for their use of unfair tactics.
For example, I intend to brutally and cruelly revel in any misdeed by any Obama family member in retaliation for anything said about the Bush twins, et al.
I intent to routinely level unfair charges against the left knowing that they are unfounded. I intend to purposefully take things out of context. In other words, I want them to learn how frustrating it is to continually argue straw men and complete untruths when a greater debate about the necessary policies for our nation is ignored.
As Goldstein says, it is necessary to redefine the battle space as well as rebuild our brand. We won't get anywhere if we just run good candidates when the enemy doesn't fight according to the same rules.
We have to "kill the refs" and make the game fair again. That can only be achieved by showing the left how utterly unmanagable their "new rules" have been. Unfortunately, there is only one way to do that.
The difference is that I will be doing it self-conciously. Something the left has never been.
Chucky Schumer on Rahm Emanuel:
He is the perfect choice.
Perfectly (and justly) despised by the other side of the aisle. I'll keep holding my breath for that "conservative" cabinet appointment.
CHRIS MATTHEWS: Yeah, well, you know what? I want to do everything I can to make this thing work, this new presidency work, and I think that --
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Is that your job? You just talked about being a journalist!
MATTHEWS: Yeah, it is my job. My job is to help this country.
I don’t think Jesse Jackson was crying in joy, but in the sad realization that his time is over and he is out of business along with his brother in race-baiting Al Sharpton. You can’t complain about The Man when The Man is a black guy and that is a good thing.Indeed. Don't get me wrong, people like Jackson and Sharpton and the rest of the professional racial grievance industry are going to cling tooth and nail to the idea that AmeriKKKa is a country gripped by "institutionalized racism," and I fear that they're going to try to use Obama to advance that agenda, but let's hope that I'm wrong about that.
Anyway, enjoy the following footage, especially when Anderson Cooper mistakes the intent of the other, unidentified speaker (Bill Bennett, maybe? Sounds kinda like him.), who is talking about a great man from Illinois, which is the state most of my family hails from:
Classic. And yes, I'm aware of the fact that this post is racist.
November 05, 2008
November 04, 2008
I'm getting a tip that voting machines in Philadelphia were showing votes for Obama BEFORE the polls even opened
In the run-up to Election Day there was a nasty, partisan scuffle with the Board of Elections. Four GOP workers were removed by a liberal judge because they were "the minority party." They purged the Republicans and deprived them of the ability to supervise the voting process.
The same thing happened in the City of Brotherly Love in 2004. About 2,000 votes were preemptively tallied for Kerry. Unrelated, but equally scary, there were reports of someone using a gun to intimidate poll workers there that year as well.
November 03, 2008
"While there is value in registering low-income voters, I am concerned that the whole ban on partisanship has been violated," Ralph McCloud, the new executive director for the CCHD, said Monday.
Mr. McCloud said he could not reassure Catholics that the funds donated before 2008 were not used in voter fraud.
"There is no way we can tell," he said. "All our applications go through a rigorous screening, and we ask each organization to commit to being nonpartisan. The overwhelming reality is most of the groups we fund do tremendous work."
The CCHD draws $9,439,000 a year in "second collections" from Catholic churches, the next one slated for Nov. 23. CCHD funds go to groups that fight poverty, interfaith associations, peace and justice groups, immigrant aid groups, environmental coalitions, cooperatives, housing coalitions and labor rights groups.
Although Bishop Morin said USCCB money was not knowingly misused, the CCHD grants were doubled from $465,000 in 2006 to the $1 million in 2007, according to the National Catholic Register, paralleling ACORN's dramatic rise in its efforts to register 1.3 million voters.
"And for all the stuff about gaffes, I don’t think there have been any real gaffes. I mean, I don’t see anything in your polling data demonstrating any of that stuff you guys love to write about."Oh really? Nothing? Nothing at all?
"I never make any big, big gaffes," he added. "I mean, you guys love saying that about me, but I tell you what, just look at the numbers. I don’t have any problem with what I’ve said and there’s nothing I’ve said that I would back off of."
No, I guess not. Stay flawless, Pluggy. And whatever you do, don't stop talking. Really, any little thing that pops into your head, just go ahead and say it. Especially if there are cameras around.
That was made by Mary Katharine Ham, who writes:
In putting this together, it's been surprising, even to someone who's followed the entire presidential race in great detail, the extent to which Obama has gotten away with blatant position switches, political opportunism, and outright lying while floating above us all as the post-partisan redeemer of America.You might call that "surprising," Ms. Ham, but you know what I call it? Racist.
Update: I should note that this video makes a handy companion to the list of Obama's statements and their expiration dates that Vinty linked to earlier this evening. Which was also racist.
All of them. Here's a handy guide.
Eventually, someone from the elections office told them there was no more early voting, but they did have the option of voting by absentee ballot.
That was good enough for 45-year-old Evelyn Assad of West Palm Beach, who doubted she'd be able to make it to the ballot box tomorrow.
Assad admitted that despite the fervor surrounding the presidential race, she was prepared to skip voting until a green-card holding friend gave her what-for.
"They made me feel guilty and I'm off work today," said Assad, a doctor's office receptionist.
Lake Worth resident Danny Carnahan got to the line shortly after 7 a.m. hoping to miss long lines on Tuesday only to learn that he wouldn't be casting an early ballot but an absentee one.
"I don't feel that confident it will be counted," he said, gripping the paperwork to apply for absentee ballots that were handed out to those in line.
But Carnahan said he wasn't sure his wife would be able to take him to the booths tomorrow; and disabled with a back injury, he didn't want to rough it for another day.
Wife Sherry Carnahan was more confident about the absentee ballot. "I'm always a little more optimistic," she said.
Leave it to Palm Beach to be Ground Zero for Teh Stoopid.
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