1/29/2010

Rush Shows His "Poker Face"

I may just have to tune in to the Miss America Pageant tomorrow night. In a run-up to the ceremony, we get word that celebrity judge Rush Limbaugh has some serious moves. (Hat tip: Hot Air)

Osama bin Laden Blast America For Global Warming

Senator James Inhofe must have an open phone-line to G-d.

Downtown Scott Brown Brings The Charm

In this fast-paced Internet culture, we try to make superstars overnight. Scott Brown has certainly excited Republican politics and his victory was nothing short of gigantic. I'm always hesitant to buy into people too early for you can end up with lemons (see Lindsay Graham and Colin Powell). But I do give Scott Brown a lot of credit. He's good looking, he's well spoken, and most imporantly he has a charm about him that conveys a certain shyness. There's little to no hubris coming to the surface as you'll see in this segment with Jay Leno.

Granted, he's a Northeast Republican who will split with the party at times, but the GOP seems prepared for this and is more than happy to take half-a-loaf, especially when it's from Massachusetts.

May need to put this guy on your political watch list.

1/28/2010

Salingermania Reigns

Now that the most famous recluse since Howard Hughes has passed on, the mystery of what's in his safe can begin. J.D. Salinger lived in seclusion for over 50 years and is said to have written quite a bit during that time. Could there be novels ready for publishing? If so, will they be any good or the ravings of a crazy old man?

Looks like a cottage industry could be in the hands of his Salinger's son if he so chooses. Stay tuned.

Bernanke Survives

Via the Wall Street Journal:

Earlier, senators voted 77-23 to end debate, clearing the way for a final vote. During more than two hours of debate on the Senate floor, Bernanke backers warned that voting him down risked sparking turmoil in U.S. and foreign markets and thwarting a budding economic recovery. They said the Fed chairman deserved an opportunity to finish what he started.


Look, I'm not an expert on the finer details of economics at the Wall Street level, but this paragraph disturbs me. By this logic, we were wrong to elect FDR over Herbert Hoover.

MORE: Michelle Malkin nails it:

Obama inherits Bush policy — and keeps it.

J.D. Salinger Dead

Salinger became more famous for his seclusion than his works of literature and I suspect that was part of the reason for his withdrawal from society. Regardless, it was a smart move for he could never outdo Catcher In The Rye.

It'll be interesting to see if he left some unpublished stuff behind.

Quote Of The Day

Via the Las Vegas Sun:

“Dina didn’t say anything that all of us weren’t thinking.”

Reaction To Worst SOTU Speech Ever

Well, give Barack Obama credit, he brings out the best in people. In his last address to the Congress he led an otherwise mild-mannered Congressman Joe Wilson to shout "You lie!" Now, in his recent SOTU address, he bored the crap out of Harry Reid and Janet Napolitano; made Supreme Court Justice Sam Alito shake his head and mouth the words "Not true," and even got a rise out of Senator John McCain when he went on a blame Bush speil. McCain could be seen mouthing the words "Blame Bush" to Senator Lindsay Graham and then chuckling.


Yes, I know. A lot of this is muchado about nothing, catching people at inopportune moments, but let's look at this blame Bush business. Yes, it is true that Barack Obama moved into a house with a leaky roof. So what did he do about it? Took a shotgun a blew holes in the ceiling!

1/27/2010

Obama's SOTU Address

In a word: revolting. Rarely have a seen a man so unpresidential and disconnected with reality. To treat the Supreme Court like that right to their faces was disgusting. And no doubt Sam Alito will be raked over the coals for shaking his head and allegedly mouthing the words "Not true." I'm too angry to say any more.

Marxist Historian Howard Zinn Dies

Though I defy you to find a mainstream media obituary that uses the word "Marxist." Anyway, he was 87.

1/26/2010

The Downfall Of The Print Media

Pop quiz...name the three big stories from the past week that all circle back to the print media.

1) The Supreme Court case Citizens United. As the five rational members of the court determine that corporations can use their money to promote political candidates and ideas, the New York Times and Washington Post, two newspapers owned by large corporations, express outrage that the court will not allow the government to stop non-media corporations from such political activity. And they wonder why readership is down.

2) The Ellie Light saga. A man (I guess) sends dozens of pro-Obama letters to dozens of newspapers under the alias "Ellie Light." These newspapers fall for the hoax. And they wonder why readership is down.

3) New York Newsday's subscription debacle. The newspaper decided three months ago to make its online edition subscription-only. Three months later, they have a grand total of 35 subscribers. And they wonder why...well, never mind.

Quote Of The Day

LMAO!

"It was like watching a traffic pileup occur in slow motion -- it was repelling but also transfixing."

Ellie Light Revealed...I Guess

She turned out to be some nurse with a deep voice, then another woman who got divorced in Texas or something...and now she's a man.

I don't understand any of this sh*t.

MORE: Iowahawk offers up a letter to the editor cheat-sheet.

What The Hell? James O'Keefe Arrested For Wiretapping

Weird. James O'Keefe, the conservative independent filmmaker who blew the lid off ACORN's corruption with hidden cameras has been arrested in New Orleans for trying to wiretap the phones of Senator Mary Landrieu. Apparently, with the recent stardom he's experienced in conservative/Tea Party circles, it went to his head and now he thinks he's G. Gordon Liddy.

Granted, we don't know the whole story yet, but it look bad and if true, he is rightfully headed to prison. Just stupid on every level. And why Landrieu? Other than being the highest paid prostitute in history, what secrets can she possibly hold?

Anywho, the voice of reason on all this is Michelle Malkin:

This is neither a time to joke nor a time to recklessly accuse Democrats/liberals of setting this up — nor a time to whine about media coverage double standards. Deal with what’s on the table.

Excellent point that everyone needs to take to heart. However, I will say it's unfortunate that in the court of pop culture, the verdict will now be "ACORN was innocent!" when nothing could be further from the truth.

Just bizarre. It seems like every week there's a story that knocks my socks off.

1/25/2010

Quote Of The Day

And it is priceless:

"Well, the big difference here and in ’94 was you’ve got me."

You got that right!

1/24/2010

Citizens United Decision To Be Issue Of The Year

As Obamacare fades into oblivion (maybe), the next big political football is bound to be the Citizens United Supreme Court decision that overturns a ban on corporations (and, shhh! unions) from unlimited spending on political ads.

When and if the GOP makes big gains this November, you can bet the Left has an excuse all lined up...it was unregulated spending by fat-cat corporations favoring the party of the rich. Steve Simpson at PJ Media shoots this down with one pithy paragraph:

But won’t corporations be able to “buy” elections with their vast wealth? No more than they can buy market share with their advertising. If they could, we would all be driving American cars and drinking New Coke. If it were so easy to “buy” elections, Ross Perot would be president by now.

Indeed. It is literally stunning how many people don't believe in the First Amendment. What these people are arguing is that a group of individuals, whether they be a corporation or a union, should not be able to use their dollars to buy political ads because their government says so!

Of course there's a lot of money politics, and of course a big corporation like Walmart or Microsoft can spend a hell of a lot more money than I can, but if I know who is giving money to whom or who is spending money on whomever's behalf, I can make rational judgments accordingly when I hit the polls. Pretty simple stuff folks.

But, when you believe the populous is a bunch of idiots that need to be controlled, this argument isn't bound to change your mind.

Who Is Mark Spivey?

Yesterday, we discussed the discovery of "Ellie Light," a writer of letters to the editor in newspapers all over the country. The word "astroturf" came into the conversation and many bloggers are trying to find out if Ms. Light is actually an Obama operative.

Well, it appears it doesn't stop there. Now we have the discovery of Mark Spivey, who like Light has written many letters to the editor in support of Barack Obama all over the country with an IP address reading Saudi Arabia. !?!

There's something rotten in the state of HopeChange. Patterico and the gang are hot on the trail.

Look, the GOP might do things like this too, I don't know. You might say, "Hey, that's just politics." Perhaps, but if this is in fact astroturfing, then it shows what I've always known, that newspaper are not the bastions of quality journalism they claim to be. They can get snookered just like the rest of 'em, "gatekeepers" and all.

That, of course assumes they're not in on it. ;-)

The Unbearable Wrongness Of Paul Krugman

One of the most astounding political pundits out there is Paul Krugman. He's like Jimmy Carter. Never has a man been so wrong about so many things and yet held in such high esteem. His columns are like 10% analysis and 90% wish fulfillment. Stephen Spruiell at NRO's Corner rips Krugman to shreds and digs up this ultimate pearl of wisdom from Krugs back in that foul year of our Lord, 2002: (Hat tip: Samizdata)

To fight this recession the Fed needs more than a snapback; it needs soaring household spending to offset moribund business investment. And to do that, as Paul McCulley of Pimco put it, Alan Greenspan needs to create a housing bubble to replace the Nasdaq bubble.

Yeah, that'll work!

Shea-Porter Brings The Sexism

Who was it that said it's too dangerous to elect a woman president since we'd be at risk of nuclear war once a month? I don't remember. Probably Bobby Riggs. Anywho, this mystery person has found a soul mate on the other side of the gender aisle in Congressmanwoman Carol Shea-Porter (Hat tip: Don Surber):




Of course, if you sent the men home, there'd be nobody left to do the math.

Oh no, I didn't!

McCain Throws In The Towel On Campaign Finance

And inadvertently stumbles into the truth:

McCain says there's not much that can be done about campaign financing now. Still, he predicts a backlash over time from voters once they see the amount of money that corporations and unions pour into political campaigns.

That's right, Senator. If there's a backlash from the voters, they can make their displeasure known with their votes at the polls and their dollars at the checkout counter. That's the way the system does and should work. You don't try and ban everything you don't like. Democracy 101, Senator. If you need more tutoring on this, call J.D. Hayworth.

1/23/2010

Ghosts In The Machine

Gotta love the Internet. Caught on Instapundit that some are wondering about the image in the window of the White House in a picture from the Financial Times. No doubt it's the reflection of someone in the area, but much like Dick Cheney's boat mistress, it good for a giggle.

After looking at the photo, I see quite a few faces...

What's more...none of the faces look happy. Welcome to Obama's America.

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Who Is Ellie Light?

After months of listening to the White House and Democrats in Congress cry "Astroturf!" at the sight of every Tea Party, there is now evidence that such astroturfing may be coming from the Obama administration on an editorial page near you. The great Patterico takes a look at the mystery of one "Ellie Light."

That Was The Week That Was

Well, this past week will certainly go down as one of the best in years for Conservatives and Right-libertarians. Republican Scott Brown takes Ted Kennedy's (or "the people's") seat in Massachusetts; Obamacare is put on life-support (pardon the pun) and the Supreme Court overturns the McCain-Feingold Incumbent Protection Act and returns Free Speech to the political process.

What say you Charles Krauthammer?



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1/22/2010

Arizona Senate Race Gets Interesting

Well, Senator John McCain is up for re-election this year in Arizona. Naturally, he's running since the longer you're in the Senate, the more addicted to power you become (see Arlen Specter). Despite the Maverick winning the GOP nomination in 2008, he's still the number one anti-Republican Republican. For years, many of us have dreamed of him getting a conservative challenge for his seat. It may now be happening.

Former Arizona Congressman J.D. Hayworth, who lost his seat in the 2006 debacle (and a hint of scandal), is weighing a primary challenge. So startled is McCain, he's been running anti-Hayworth ads before he's even entered the race. Now it appears Hayworth is ready to jump in, which raises a lot of interesting questions.

1) Could he beat McCain? Maybe. It'd be tough, but maybe. I'd say nobody has a snowball's chance, but Scott Brown has made me question all my political instincts.

2) If he did beat McCain in the primary, would he beat him in the general? Probably not. McCain would run as an Independent (like Joe Lieberman) and probable win as the GOP and Dems split the vote.

3) How much of a pain in the ass would Senator John McCain, (I) AZ be? A huge one! Of course, when and if the GOP takes back Congress he'll return to his old ways of screwing the GOP, no matter what his party affiliation.

Bottom line, no matter what the outcome, it's definitely worth a try to unseat McCain. He may be a strong ally at times, but when he's an enemy...

1/21/2010

Supreme Court Gets It Right...Barely

The Supreme Court of the United States handed down its ruling today in Citizens United v FEC. In it, they struck down government attempts to limit political advertising within 30 days of an election. While there is reason to celebrate this blow for Free Speech, every American should be alarmed at the vote tally: 5-4. To think we are just one vote away from having the court grant the federal government the power to limit political speech may be scarier than anything coming out of the White House or Congress this past year. Ed Morrissey has more analysis and links to the opinions.

1/19/2010

Hitler Informed Of Scott Brown's Victory

Now my day is complete. Pure bliss.

Scott Brown And The Second Boston Tea Party

Well, it happened. I was doubtful enough that the GOP could win the governor's race in New Jersey, but talk about doubling-down. David Gergen will have to cry blue-blooded tears into his cocktail in a corner of Sally Quinn's drawing room while Chris Matthews weeps at the grave of Tip O'Neill asking, "Why?!!"

Irony of ironies, while all this was going down, I was at UNLV tonight watching Garrison Keillor speak for 90+ minutes on his life in Lake Wobegon. Fortunately, Keillor kept his politics to himself other than to say he is a liberal Democrat. He was in fine form, and while I laughed at tales of Aunt Evelyn and her green bowling ball, my heart was full knowing that Scott Brown had quite possible saved my country by running a brilliant campaign in the bluest of blue states.

Driving home in the Las Vegas rain, (yes, it rains here) I listened to the BBC World News on socialist-state radio. Listening to the Brits report on American politics can be rather refreshing. They're not afraid to use works like "humiliating," "cataclysmic," and "arrogant." If this were a meal, I wouldn't be able to eat another bite.

Gas up the truck indeed!



MORE: Rush Limbaugh: "This one’s for you, Mary Jo." Heh!

EVEN MORE: Not to pile on Ted Kennedy, but the cold hard truth of the matter is, this is his fault. As some pundits have pointed out, if he had resigned his seat once he found out he had a brain tumor or hadn't had them change the law on how to fill the seat, the Democrats would have held onto the seat. He clung on to the bitter end and his party now has to pay the price.

I guess there is such a thing as Karma after all.

Today's The Day For Massachusetts

Well, all the polls have Scott Brown ahead, except for Zogby who is saying Coakley will win by less than a percentage point. Regardless, it seems to be Brown's to lose and it will be a punch in the gut if he does, but hopefully his showing, win or lose, will be enough to springboard the Republicans into November.

Tune in tonight!

1/17/2010

Bob Kerrey The Neanderthal

I was wrong about John Ratzenberger having the quote of the day...Scott Brown's campaign trumped Cliff Claven with a response to a Bob Kerrey smear (or possibly New York Times invention) that he doesn't believe in evolution. You folks in Nebraska, pay special attention. (Hat tip: Instapundit)

“Scott Brown believes in evolution but in the case of Bob Kerrey he’s willing to make an exception.”

Boosh!

Expect Coakley To Change Her Name By Tomorrow

Making the rounds in the Blogosphere is a report from The Hotline that Congressman Patrick Kennedy, son of the late Senator Ted Kennedy (and a real piece of work) was at a rally for Martha Coakley and kept calling her "Marcia."

Small prediction. By tomorrow, the Coakley campaign will be claiming that all her friends call her Marcia.

Wow! Cliff Claven Stumps For Scott Brown


And provides the quote of the day (via Don Surber):

This isn’t the Democratic Party of our fathers and grandfathers. This is the party of Woodstock hippies. I was at Woodstock — I built the stage. And when everything fell apart, and people were fighting for peanut-butter sandwiches, it was the National Guard who came in and saved the same people who were protesting them. So when Hillary Clinton a few years ago wanted to build a Woodstock memorial, I said it should be a statue of a National Guardsman feeding a crying hippie.

Heh!

Obama Does What He Does Best

Rush Limbaugh took some grief this week for bringing politics into the Haitian disaster. His defense was essentially that President Obama makes everything political, so why can't he?

Well, right on cue, the Bamster proves Rush's point. While Haiti continues to suffer, Obama goes to Massachusetts to try and save a Senate seat and in turn save socialized medicine. To do so, he goes to church, where the pastor bashes, you guessed it, George W. Bush.

Now, to be clear, there's nothing Obama can do for Haiti that he hasn't done already, but if politics is about appearances, how does this look?

1/16/2010

Only In America...

...could you have possibly the worst candidate for the U.S. Senate ever running in Massachusetts and still have a chance of winning. Martha Coackley is putting on a clinic of what not to do and say during a campaign, but because Massachusetts is so Blue, she could still pull it out. However, the blood is gushing from her wounds. Hopefully, by Tuesday, she'll be beyond repair.

MORE: Daniel Hannan from across the pond gives his take.

1/14/2010

Floor Collapses At Weight Watchers Clinic

Proof that if there is a G-d, He has a sense of humor.

Danny Glover One-Ups Pat Robertson

So if Pat Robertson claiming Haiti got destroyed by an earthquake due to a pact with the devil isn't bad enough, now we have Marxist actor Danny Glover saying...



"When we see what we did at the climate summit in Copenhagen, this is the response, this is what happens, you know what I’m sayin’?"


Two peas in the same disgusting pod. Of course, because it's highly fashionable to bash Christianity, Robertson will be and is being savaged by critics (including yours truly), but Glover's comments won't be criticized or even known to that many people due to our state-controlled media. But the fact is Robertson and Glover have done the exact same thing...blamed an earthquake on mythical figures, the devil and manbearpig, respectively. (Hat tip: Instapundit)

Scott Brown Picks Up Steam In Massachusetts

I really want to believe he's going to win, but I'm fearful that the Democrats are spreading around polls numbers in order to scare their base and get out the vote. Regardless, the chances of a Brown victory are pretty good with only 5 days to go. Even if he loses in a squeaker, it's a great sign for the rest of the country come November.

1/13/2010

What To Do About Harry?

As an eight year resident of Nevada, I never thought I'd see the day that Senator Harry Reid would be vulnerable in an election, but that day has come. Just a few short months ago, despite his bad polls numbers in the state, I was convinced with his money and power he would pull it out as "Nevada's favorite son" and other cliches like that.

But now we move from 'Could he lose?' to 'When will he quit?' Like Chris Dodd, the writing on the wall in is ALL CAPS. Erick Erickson over at RedState in convinced he will announce his retirement to avoid an embarrassing loss. I suspect he'll go down with the ship. Retiring is just too rational an action for Dingy Harry.

Pat Robertson And The Devil

Much like death and taxes, one thing in life you can count on is Pat Robertson to show up after every natural or man-made disaster and tell us how the victims deserved it. Just go away.

1/12/2010

Lane Kiffin Moves To USC

You know, I should like Lane Kiffin because he has some Nebraska pedigree. His father, the great defensive coach Monte Kiffin was Nebraska's Defensive Coordinator in the mid 1970s and a player for the team at the turn of the 1960s. But the fact of the matter is, I don't like Lane Kiffin. I think he's a douche.

I guess it's the way I was raised (though I was also raised not to call someone a "douche" - nice job Mom!), but the way this guy carries himself, with a big mouth, picking fights with other coaches, saying it's an honor to be accused of an NCAA violation...and then leaving Tennessee high and dry after one year...what's to like about him?

Report: No Terrorists Left In Afghanistan

Source: Massachusetts Senate Candidate Martha Coakley. She reports, you decide.

1/11/2010

Charlie Crist Takes Another Hit

Loses a straw poll to Marco Rubio in his home county. Oof!

Oh, By The Way, Mark McGuire Used Steroids


After years of silence, the man of the Popeye forearms finally admits what even the original O.J. jury figured out...he took steroids, a lot of them, and he took them in 1998.

Can Scott Brown Actually Win This Thing?

It would be so sweet to see a Republican win Ted Kennedy's Senate seat, but I'm afraid to get confident. However, if it's ever going to happen, now is the time. Scott Brown is raising money like crazy and has 8 days to get it done.

UPDATE: I stand corrected. It's not Ted Kennedy's seat...

1/10/2010

Cardinals And Packers Deliver Instant Classic

Wow. I haven't seen a game like that since the Tuck-Rule Game in Boston earlier in the decade. If Kurt Warner isn't a Hall of Famer, then I don't know what is. His defense...not so much. Same for the Pack with Aaron Rodgers playing like a future Hall of Famer and his defense totally exposed. In the end, the Cardinal defense finally made a play that ironically was thanks to Rodger's foot.

Taliban A Lost Tribe Of Israel?

One of the more interesting theories I've heard in a while. Apparently there's going to be some serious DNA research involved in trying to answer this question:

Shahnaz Ali, a senior research fellow at the National Institute of Immunohaematology, Mumbai, has joined the Technion to study the blood samples that she collected from Afridi Pathans in Malihabad, in the Lucknow district, Uttar Pradesh state, India, to check their putative Israelite origin. 

[...]

While the vast majority of Afghan Taliban are Pashtun, the largest ethnic group in Afghanistan, the theory that they are descendants of the Afridi Pathans is widespread in the area. The theory is based on a variety of ancient historical texts and oral traditions of the Pashtun people themselves, but no scientific studies by any accredited organizations have upheld the claim. It continues to be believed by many Pashtuns, and has found advocates among some contemporary Muslim and (to a lesser extent) Jewish scholars. 

Interesting.

1/09/2010

Quote Of The Day

Via PFT:

"Speaking of Coach Carroll, I just want everyone to know, I completely disagree with his decision (laughter) to go to the NFL. Statistics show that its not a good choice." Sanchez said with a big smile.

Harry Reid Apologizes For Calling Obama "Light-Skinned"

And "with no Negro dialect." Funny stuff.


[Ed. - Fixed title]

UPDATE: More from Big Journalism. 

MORE: Fox Headline: "Don't Call Me Dodd." Heh.

EVEN MORE: Bill Clinton dips his toe in the racial waters.

STILL MORE: Not suprisingly, the Pope of the Black Race, Al Sharpton, declares Harry Reid absolved of his sins.

Leno/Conan Fiasco Becomes The "New Coke" Of Television History

Jeff Zucker zucked up. Leno's mad, Conan's mad...and there's really no solution that will make everyone happy or fix the mistake of moving Leno to prime time. It's done, and it can't be undone.

1/08/2010

The Mighty Hitch And The Standards Of Racism

Michael J. Totten has an excellent interview with Christopher Hitchens in which he discusses the folly of combining Islam with multiculturalism.
Hitchens: Underneath this indulgence, Michael, this lenience we inflict on ourselves and others, is a vague feeling among millions in the West that Islam is somehow the religion of millions of the oppressed third world, of the brown-skinned, and of the black-skinned in Somalia and Nigeria. What I call the cultural cringe is involved. It's subliminal, but it's played on by terms like Islamophobia coined by the propaganda of the other side. It's designed to make you feel bad even if you don't like it. It's thought crime. The attempt is to make Islamophobia something you'll be as reluctant to be accused of as being a racist.

Actually, from some people I don't even care if I'm being called a racist. Their standards have become so low that it doesn't hurt like it should.


MJT: Right.


Hitchens: And, by the way, that's a disaster. Racism should be a severe accusation. It should be something you are afraid of.


MJT: It was when I was a child.


Hitchens: Islamophobia is vague and linguistically clumsy. A phobia is an irrational fear. My fear of Islamic terrorism is not irrational. It's quite well-founded.

Apple Tablet Finally Coming?

With International CES week in Las Vegas, the consumer technology world is buzzing and rumors are flying. Apple is dropping hints that a new iPhone is on the way as well as the long anticipated tablet computer.

Funny how consumer electronics keep innovating and drawing interest even in a recession. Wonder if it has something to do with the fact that the industry doesn't have to worry about much government regulation?

1/06/2010

Andrew Breitbart Presents 'Big Journalism'

Another arm of his "Big" empire, this one keeping an eye on the state-run media. And as an added bonus, Patterico is lending a hand.

1/05/2010

Report: Chris Dodd To Retire


Even if a Democrat wins his seat, just having Chris Dodd out of the Senate will be a net gain for the country. Of course, it still means he'll never pay for his crimes.

Brit Hume Creates Most Boring Controversy Ever

So Brit Hume was on Fox News Sunday and suggested that Tiger Woods should convert to Christianity in order to deal with his so-called shattered life.

You've heard all the opinions on the subject, now here's the right-libertarian-agnostic position:

Who cares?

I'll say it again...who cares?

This is what I've never understood about atheists and Hollywood-style Christian haters...who cares what they say? Hume is a Christian and part of their religion is a belief that everyone can be "saved" if they accept Jesus. Hume said it, it's done, what's the problem?

Others have said Tiger Woods should get therapy, or he should save his marriage, or do charity work, or eat an entire box of Chips Ahoy. All are reasonable suggestions with different degrees of success...just like the suggestion to find Jesus.

It's just standard Christian bashing from the country's elites and those that cringe knowing coins say "In God We Trust."

Get over it.

Democrat Retires

Good news from D.C. for a change. North Dakota Democrat Byron Dorgan, fresh from a closed-door meeting with the writing on the wall, has decided to retire and not run for re-election in 2010. This gives the GOP a great chance to pick up a Senate seat in a red-leaning state. Let's hope it's not too late.

1/04/2010

A Caption Contest For The Ages

It appears Glenn Reynolds ruffled a feather or two by simply pulling a picture off the White House Flickr page and going "what the hell?" Racism! says Andrew Sullivan, proving for the umpteenth time the disease he's carried for several years is affecting his brain. Seriously.


Anyway, Ed Driscoll has the best caption:

“Can you get me off the hook, Barry…For old time’s sake?”

“Can’t do it, Joe.”

1/03/2010

Quote Of The Day

Via Red State:

"...the strategy of blaming Bush for being weak on terror will not work after eight years of blaming Bush for being too bloodthirsty."

1/02/2010

A Prophecy From 120 Years Previous

Found by Johnny Sac...longtime friend of the Popinjay. The tombstone is from the year 1890.

Granted, it doesn't look that old, but apparently someone has painted the letters so they could be read even today. Kudos.

1/01/2010

Rush Limbaugh Addresses Media


Via a streaming video from Fox News (Hat tip: Ace)

2010 Is Here

Well, I think in retrospect that 2009 will not go down as a great year. Certainly the economy tanked and our leadership is very questionable. For me personally, it was up and down. Some very good things, some not so good, but it's definitely time for fresh start.