Christopher Hitchens Has Cancer Of The Esophagus

Terrible news from the Mighty Hitch as he reports on Vanity Fair's website he has cancer of the esophagus:

I have been advised by my physician that I must undergo a course of chemotherapy on my esophagus. This advice seems persuasive to me. I regret having had to cancel so many engagements at such short notice.

I'm not passing judgement, just stating the fact that this isn't a huge shock given Hitchens love for cigarettes. Here's hoping he's done with them and can keep his voice...and his life. He's been a huge inspiration to me for quite some time and the world isn't ready for him to leave the stage.

Unbelievable. General Betrayus Petraeus Confirmed By Senate Unanimously

I say that not because I disagree with the decision...I strongly support it, but it's the ultimate chutzpah for the Democrats in the Senate to support him now after the way they treated him when he led the Surge in Iraq. And don't give me the excuse that it was the "loose canons" in Moveon.org acting alone when they called him General "Betrayus." The Moveon morons do what the power-brokers tell them.

So is anyone gonna ask Senator Harry Reid why he just voted for a man he called a liar three years ago?


The End Of Daily Kos?

That's the latest bombshell concerning the website that gave birth to online left-wing lunacy. The Daily Kos has been in the news for finding out that the polling firm they hired, Research 2000, was basically making up data for the site to report. Lawsuits are on the way, but the Research 2000 folks are pushing back saying they have info that could mean the end of the Daily Kos website.

Ace suggest we pop some popcorn. I'll bring the beer.

Larry King Calls It Quits

There is one positive in the Obama Era: we're weeding out a lot of dead-wood. Helen Thomas is finally gone...Robert Byrd is finally gone...Ted Kennedy is FINALLY gone...and now, we're finally going to be rid of the worst interviewer on TV, Larry King. King has announced he's shutting down "Larry King Live" in the fall and moving to a part-time CNN gig where they'll drag him out for big stuff like they did with Walter Cronkite. So in other words, we won't see him much.

King had some good years, there's no question about that, but for the last 10 or so, he's really been phoning it in. From asking Jerry Seinfeld if his show was cancelled to calling the Russian Ambassador Garry Kasparov (the chess champion), King seemed to have retired from show-prep a long time ago. If you don't prep for a show, that's gonna be a bad show. His ratings have stunk for a long time and the jig is up.

Unfortunately, this is CNN we're talking about, so expect someone much worse coming soon.

Kagan Hearings Finally Get Interesting

Senator Tom Coburn, a great conservative (despite his crush on Nancy Pelosi), did some yeoman's work today in the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Elena Kagan:

I wish Coburn would have just let her keep on sputtering before expounding further on his point, but nevertheless we got all the information we need. The answer to his question is yes, but she knows she can't dare say it out loud, otherwise she might end up like Helen Thomas.

Thought this would be the big outcome from today, but there's some late-breaking news on the Kagan front from the gang at Power Line:

A key event in the politics of partial-birth abortion was a report by a "select panel" of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), a supposedly nonpartisan physicians' organization. That report included this statement, which the Supreme Court found highly persuasive in striking down Nebraska's partial-birth abortion ban:
ACOG declared that the partial-birth-abortion procedure "may be the best or most appropriate procedure in a particular circumstance to save the life or preserve the health of a woman." The Court relied on the ACOG statement as a key example of medical opinion supporting the abortion method.
Here is the shocking part: the ACOG report, as originally drafted, said almost exactly the opposite. The initial draft said that the ACOG panel "could identify no circumstances under which this procedure . . . would be the only option to save the life or preserve the health of the woman." That language horrified the rabidly pro-abortion Elena Kagan, then a deputy assistant to President Clinton for domestic policy. This is what Kagan wrote in a memo to her superiors in the Clinton White House:
Todd Stern just discovered that the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is thinking about issuing a statement (attached) that includes the following sentence: "[A] select panel convened by ACOG could identify no circumstances under which [the partial-birth] procedure ... would be the only option to save the life or preserve the health of the woman." This, of course, would be disaster -- not the less so (in fact, the more so) because ACOG continues to oppose the legislation. It is unclear whether ACOG will issue the statement; even if it does not, there is obviously a chance that the draft will become public.
So Kagan took matters into her own hands: incredibly, she herself appears to have written the key language that eventually appeared in the ACOG report. Coffin writes:
So Kagan set about solving the problem. Her notes, produced by the White House to the Senate Judiciary Committee, show that she herself drafted the critical language hedging ACOG's position. On a document [PDF] captioned "Suggested Options" -- which she apparently faxed to the legislative director at ACOG -- Kagan proposed that ACOG include the following language: "An intact D&X [the medical term for the procedure], however, may be the best or most appropriate procedure in a particular circumstance to save the life or preserve the health of a woman."
Kagan's language was copied verbatim by the ACOG executive board into its final statement, where it then became one of the greatest evidentiary hurdles faced by Justice Department lawyers (of whom I was one) in defending the federal ban. (Kagan's role was never disclosed to the courts.)

I'm not an abortion guy (for lack of a better term), but I do find this very troubling. Couple this with the news that Kagan may have lied to the Supreme Court in a 9/11 case and you may have enough to at least consider the possibility she could be in trouble.

Stay tuned.

Why The 2000 Election Was The Most Important In History

So now we pretty much have confirmation that the loss of the presidency in 2000 drove Al Gore to madness. If the allegations by the masseuse are true, and it's looking like they are, this is a man that must have a house full of George W. Bush dartboards.

Shannon Love points out that anyone capable of this kind of neuroses over an election loss undoubtedly would have cracked all the same had he won the presidency and had to deal with the world's strife. Thus, the election of George W. Bush may have been the most important in our history.

While his liberal views obviously prevented me from voting for him in 2000, one of the things that really won me over with Bush over Gore was the fact that Gore had to have the presidency. His entire life, from his childhood on was based on eventually winning the presidency. Every single aspect of his life was a means to that end. George W. Bush, however, never had the thought of presidency until he was Governor of Texas and if he had lost in 2000, life for him would have continued with few regrets.

This is one of the major problems with our government. It's full of Al Gores, full of people that are so addicted to power that it's like a drug, and an addict will do anything for that drug. Without it...madness.

Has Oliver Stone Finally Jumped The Liberal Shark?

His name has become synonymous with the world "conspiracy." This director of films like JFK, Nixon, Platoon and others has made a career of directing films about history as he sees it. In Oliver Stone's world, the only reason we don't live in a liberal utopia is because of right-wing conspiracies that persist in every facet of America life. You could almost call it Conspiratorial Calvinism.

Anywho, his latest piece of dreck, South of the Border, a love-letter to Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez, is apparently so over the top in its love of left-wing totalitarianism that even the Village Voice can't choke it down. (Hat tip: Big Hollywood) They can't quite go all the way, however, and qualify the review with the opening line: "So one-sided that it nearly validates what the Right says about Hollywood's liberal crusaders..."

From a paper like the Village Voice, that's as good as it gets. Has Oliver Stone finally jumped the liberal Hollywood shark?


Lenny Dykstra's Mad Money

There's a reason I don't play the Stock Market. Sure I have IRA's, mutual funds and the like. I play for the long haul with funds that have a little bit of everything, so no matter what happens, I'll ultimately get more out than I put in when my hair is grey and my posture is much more horizontal. But I don't go in for these day-trading, get-rich-quick schemes that so many charlatans are pushing on TV every day. Case in point, here's a fascinating write-up on how former baseball thug Lenny Dykstra played many an investor for suckers and even pulled one over on the court jester of Wall Street, Jim Cramer.

America Changes On A Monday Morning

It's a full slate of news on this Monday morning in America.

First, the longest serving representative in the history of the United States Congress has died. West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd passed away at the age of 92. It's not my style to speak ill of the recently deceased, so I'll just say that his history is well-known though downplayed by the Democrat Party. He went from being a grand wizard in the KKK to being the grand wizard of pork-barrel spending. Alas, his time is over and West Virginia will now have some sort of representation.

Meanwhile, good news and bad news in the Supreme Court as it strikes down a Chicago gun ban and affirms gun-rights to the states. That's the good news. The bad news, it was 5-4 in the usual breakdown. We were one vote away from seeing the Second Amendment castrated. That should scare the hell out of you.


Webpage Issues Resolved

For those of you that go to my page without "blogspot" in the URL, you may have noticed some problems. The hosting service for the domain jim-rose.com has been having problems for quite some time, so I finally got out and moved the domain to GoDaddy (proving non-stop sexy advertising works!).

The Left's Top 100 Hit List

Newsweek Magazine, the most openly pro-left publication in the country (can you really call The Nation a magazine?), has realeased the list of the 100 people most hated by the political left. Sadly, the Libertarian Popinjay isn't on it, but you can't win 'em all.


If Obama's Lost T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII...

...he's lost Blue-Blood America.

McChrystal Fired, Petraeus Back In Action

President Obama has fired General McChrystal and put General Petraeus back in day-to-day command of the war in Afghanistan.

Petraeus needs to just go rogue and win this war outright. He could be the next Eisenhower.

MORE: Glenn Reynolds makes a good catch with a post from Michael Yon (the Ernie Pyle of the War on Terrorism) back in April: "McChrystal is a great killer but this war is above his head."

Look, I'm no expert on battlefield planning. I only know what I read and ascertain with my fertile brain, but my take is as follows: Despite the fact that General McChrystal told some cold, hard truths about the Obama Administration, he needed to be fired. Without protocol, the military is nothing. McChrystal went outside protocol and that is unacceptable. However, now that we know some of these cold, hard truths, something must be done about them. If Obama won't get rid of Holbrooke and Eikenberry, then the GOP needs to ramp up the pressure and make it an issue. Meanwhile, General Petraeus is going to have to spearhead the effort to defeat the Taliban once and for all. Obama is going to continue to try and have it both ways, appeasing his anti-war base while at the same time trying not to be the second president (LBJ) to lose a war. However, his interest in the subject is tepid at best. This gives Petraeus the opportunity to take charge.

EVEN MORE: Moveon.org is backtracking on their General "Betray Us" ads from a few years back, going so far as to even erase it from their website.

They should have just done this:


Obama's Truman Moment

Mark this day on the calendar, folks. It's one of the few times I'm siding with President Obama. He needs to fire General Stanley McChrystal, whose conduct is unbecoming to say the least. McChrystal's take on members of the Obama Administration may be spot-on, but there are different rules for our generals. They have to be above the ugly frat boy town of Washington, D.C. and handle themselves with decorum and dignity. McChrystal's behavior is a disgrace and his disrespect for his Commander-in-Chief is unacceptable.

Mr. President, you have an opportunity to lead. Take it.

MORE: Daniel Foster over at NRO posits the theory that McChrystal is falling on the sword as a way to get word out to the people that Obama is losing Afghanistan. Intriguing, but I'll have to think about that.

EVEN MORE: After reading more on the story and other analyses, I'm starting to come over to the side of conspiracy theorists. *sigh* I really hate this era.


Gwyneth Paltrow Foresaken By Scientific Gods

This is what happens when you take every scientific study that comes down the pike as gospel (and you're a complete moron to begin with):

Gwyneth Paltrow learned that staying out of the sun could have health consequences when she was diagnosed with a severe Vitamin D deficiency.

Like many stars, the "Iron Man" actress insisted on staying out of the sun and covered up for summer trips, but then she learned her caution was costing her good health.

In her latest Goop.com newsletter to fans and friends, the actress has opened up about her secret health battle and advised others how to make sure they get just the right amount of sun with a little help from top doctor Frank Lipman.

Paltrow writes, "I suffered a pretty severe Tibial plateau fracture a few years ago (requiring surgery) which lead the orthopedic surgeon to give me a bone scan, at which point it was discovered I had the beginning stages of osteopenia.

"This led my western/eastern doctors in New York to test my Vitamin D levels, which turned out to be the lowest they had ever seen (not a good thing). I went on a prescription strength level of Vitamin D and was told to spend a bit of time in the sun!

"I was curious if this was safe, having been told for years to stay away from its dangerous rays, not to mention a tad bit confused as we are all well schooled in the dangers of overexposure to the sun."

How about just accepting the fact that you're a dippy, mutant offspring of Hollywood freaks and your job is to say lines and look pretty...not to act like you know anything about anything.

Judgment Day Is Here

I have to tell you, the past few days have just taken me to the limit. This government in Washington, D.C. has me frightened and angry. Joe Barton may have been inarticulate and politically tone-deaf in his comments, but he was right. The White House blackmailed BP into setting up a slush fund. No matter how bad BP may have been acting, it's not an excuse for our government to engage in mob tactics. Barton will be vindicated when we see this $20-billion laundered into Democrat campaigns in 2012. Meanwhile, here in Nevada, our local media is working to destroy the candidate challenging Harry Reid for his life-time appointment to the U.S. Senate.

It's getting real hard not to just shut off the computer and ignore it all. Fortunately, I have a preacher to follow: the "Reverend" Chris Christie of New Jersey. Tell it preacher!

Finally! A Price Tag On The Death Star

Hat tip: Hot Air. The boys at Gizmodo have crunched the numbers and come up with an estimate for the construction of the Death Star. Price tag: $15,602,022,489,829,821,422,840,226.94. Put into English, that's $15.6 septillion...and 94 cents. Must be a union job.


The Government Is Coming For The Internet

Whether it's "Net Neutrality" or a "Drudge Tax," the federal government is coming after the Internet. The scariest proposal of all is the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act, or PCNAA. Prison Planet has the scoop: (Hat tip: Drudge)

The federal government would have “absolute power” to shut down the Internet under the terms of a new US Senate bill being pushed by Joe Lieberman, legislation which would hand President Obama a figurative “kill switch” to seize control of the world wide web in response to a Homeland Security directive.

Lieberman has been pushing for government regulation of the Internet for years under the guise of cybersecurity, but this new bill goes even further in handing emergency powers over to the feds which could be used to silence free speech under the pretext of a national emergency.

“The legislation says that companies such as broadband providers, search engines or software firms that the US Government selects “shall immediately comply with any emergency measure or action developed” by the Department of Homeland Security. Anyone failing to comply would be fined,” reports ZDNet’s Declan McCullagh.


The bill has the vehement support of Senator Jay Rockefeller, who last year asked during a congressional hearing, “Would it had been better if we’d have never invented the Internet?” while fearmongering about cyber-terrorists preparing attacks.

Why Sharron Angle Can Beat Harry Reid In Nevada

The proof is in the Moocher Index!


Breaking: Al Gore Affairs Hits The Tabloids

Star Magazine is breaking an exclusive that Al Gore has been having an affair for the past two years with Larry David's ex-wife Laurie (an environmental wacko of the highest order).

Breaking hard...watch for denials on a blog near you.

Quote Of The Day II

Via Robert Stacy McCain:

"It’s over. We’re Sweden."

Quote Of The Day

Via Jim Geraghty:

“This is not even bias anymore; this is information management”


Congressman Assaults Student On Camera

Via Drudge. Crazy times in D.C.

Now, people are going to say, the Congressman has a right to know who is filming him and talking to him. Well, he doesn't have a right in the legal sense, but sure, I'd want to know who I'm talking to before I talk to them, and if they won't tell me, I walk away.

This shows just how scared these guys are.


Nebraska's Move To Big 10 Full Of Intrigue

Well, it's official. Nebraska is now a member of the Big 10 (in reality, 12). I'm no expert on college athletics or the nuances of conference lineups, but from everything I can tell this move just makes a lot of sense.

And I think what happened in the Big 12 was basically the same premise you find in the proverbial wild, wild west. Texas and Nebraska stared at each other along the dusty road declaring 'This town isn't big enough for the both of us.' You take the facts that the conference offices are in Texas, the Conference Championship game is in Texas and the (ahem) officiating in last year's championship game between Nebraska and Texas and it's pretty clear that Texas (and the conference brass) feels they're the alpha dog and everything else should fall in line.

Osborne's comment that the southern teams wanted a commitment from Nebraska, yet were in talks with other conferences was a huge red flag and he and Perlman were right to call shenanigans. I've watched Osborne for years and to most people outside of Nebraska, he seems to be utterly without emotion or passion, but watching him speak before the Regents, I could tell he was pissed. Texas (who seems to speak for everyone south of Kansas) was being disingenuous. Time to move on.

I think Harvey Perlman deserve enormous credit as well. He's taken a beating for the Peterson years, but one measure of a good leader is learning from mistakes, and he has done a great job rebuilding the once great empire. Steve Sipple also offers this juicy little nugget:

...don’t underestimate Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman’s role in putting NU in its current strong position. He may not be popular with the masses — still haunted by the Pederson years — but he thrives while working the complex and delicate political system of academia, and is a prominent figure in college athletics, in part because of his role as chairman of the NCAA Division I board of directors.

He’ll outmaneuver the best of them in back rooms, and he and Osborne, a former congressman, evidently did that in the Big Ten expansion battle. I’m told that in April, top university officials considered the Huskers to be outside the top three in the Big Ten’s plans. Perlman and Osborne stayed aggressive. Perlman has deep connections in the Big Ten at the president/chancellor level, and those connections apparently paid off.

Perlman and Osborne proved to be a formidable team. Sort of like Devaney and Osborne on the sidelines. Osborne ascended to head coach in 1973, and fan passion surged to levels that astound me to this day. Beyond that, the brand name manifests itself in the form of eyes on TV sets.
Indeed. I also have to give myself a lot of credit. When the Big 12 was formed, it turned my stomach. I never liked the idea of us being in the same conference with Texas. It never felt right from day one. Now, everyone can see what I saw then...it was a bad match.

Well played, gentlemen.


Colorado Leaves Big 12 For Pac-10

It's official...the Colorado Buffaloes are leaving the Big 12 and heading West:

Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne wasn’t at all surprised by the Buffaloes’ move out West.

“That’s something we thought might happen,” he said.

Could Nebraska be next?

“Until we have a definite decision, I’m not saying anything else,” Osborne said.


Report: Nebraska On Verge Of Joining Big 10 Conference

Big news in college football as reports are circulating that Nebraska may be on the verge of leaving the Big 12 and joining the Big 10, possibly as soon as the week's end. Naturally, there are other sources denying the reports, so what we most likely have here is the classic trial balloon to see how Big Red Nation (and the rest of the country) reacts to the news.

Well, this Husker fan say...go for it! Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State and Nebraska in the same conference? That's must see TV.

MORE: Sports writers around the country are saying it's a done deal. ESPN is reporting that Nebraska will go to the Big 10 while the Texas and Oklahoma schools and Colorado will head West to the Pac-10. Missouri is likely to join the Big 10 as well, leaving the Kansas schools and Iowa State in limbo.

Also interesting, (and infuriating) according to Steve Sipple, the Texas schools and their sport media are trying to cast Tom Osborne as the villain, i.e. the man who destroyed the Big 12 by being the first domino. I'd say that's a badge of honor.

Weeks After Flotilla Attack, Obama Sends Money To Palestinians


President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States was to unveil a 400-million-dollar civilian aid package for the Palestinians, as he called the situation in the Gaza Strip "unsustainable."


Nevada Primary Talk Of The Nation

I've lived in Las Vegas for 9 years, and this is the most significant primary I've ever seen in the state.

Former Attorney General and federal judge Brian Sandoval appears to have trounced incumbent Governor Jim Gibbons for the Republican nomination. Gibbons, in my opinion, has been a decent governor, but his personal life has been nothing short of a train wreck since his first run for governor four years ago. I think ultimately Nevadans just got tired of it. Bad year for incumbents no matter how you slice it. Gibbons is the first Nevada Governor in history to lose a primary.

Meanwhile, Sharron Angle and Sue Lowden are running neck-and-neck for the GOP Senate nomination to face Harry Reid. I voted for the slightly more conservative Angle, but...and I think I speak for most Republicans in Nevada, I'll take either one. Whoever wins tonight has my full support against Harry Reid.

MORE (as of 9pm): I knew that Sandoval would win the primary, but I'm a little surprised just how badly he beat Gibbons. I knew the Governor was unpopular, but this was a full-on beat-down.

In the Senate race, Angle appears to be pulling away. We'll see in the next hour how it plays out. Reid is playing up that she's the easiest to beat because she's...wait for it...an "extremists!"

This is wishful thinking. First off, Reid gonna say that about whoever he runs against. Lowden or Tarkanian would have been given the same label. Second, Bill Kristol points out it's a ridiculous argument to say someone who runs a campaign good enough to win a primary isn't worth a damn. But Angle will have to work for every vote. It's hardly a sure thing that Reid will be defeated.

UPDATE: Lowden concedes. Sharron Angle is the nominee. On to November.


The 2011 Economic Collapse

Arthur Laffer warns of the impending tax hikes coming on January 1, 2011 (i.e. the Bush Tax Cuts expiring) and the economic collapse they could create. When this man talks, I listen. A taste:

Just remember what happened to auto sales when the cash for clunkers program ended. Or how about new housing sales when the $8,000 tax credit ended? It isn't rocket surgery, as the Ivy League professor said.

On or about Jan. 1, 2011, federal, state and local tax rates are scheduled to rise quite sharply. President George W. Bush's tax cuts expire on that date, meaning that the highest federal personal income tax rate will go 39.6% from 35%, the highest federal dividend tax rate pops up to 39.6% from 15%, the capital gains tax rate to 20% from 15%, and the estate tax rate to 55% from zero. Lots and lots of other changes will also occur as a result of the sunset provision in the Bush tax cuts.

Tax rates have been and will be raised on income earned from off-shore investments. Payroll taxes are already scheduled to rise in 2013 and the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) will be digging deeper and deeper into middle-income taxpayers. And there's always the celebrated tax increase on Cadillac health care plans. State and local tax rates are also going up in 2011 as they did in 2010. Tax rate increases next year are everywhere.

Free At Last, Free At Last...

The long Washington Press Corp nightmare has finally come to an end:


Ari Fleischer: Fire Helen Thomas

Never happen, but it needed to be said. Helen Thomas is just another part of the movement to turn the world into the 1930's.


Quote Of The Day

Via The Corner:

"...it's almost a blessing that Joyce messed up the call, because now everyone can see how grown ups are supposed to behave."

George W. Bush Stands His Ground

"Yeah, we water-boarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed," Bush said of the terrorist who master-minded the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington. He said that event shaped his presidency and convinced him the nation was in a war against terror.

"I'd do it again to save lives."



Obama Scandal And Resignation?

Okay, let's dive into this. The Sestak scandal is starting to become a little bigger than I expected. Today, a new angle in Denver as we find out there is yet another Sestak in Senatorial candidate Andrew Romanoff who was offered a job not to run for the Senate in Colorado. This is according to anonymous sources out of the White House, i.e. a leak. (Paging G. Gordon Liddy...please pick up the bugged white courtesy phone)

Now you know me, I never take these anonymous-sources stories at face value because anyone that leaks something to the media does it for a reason: they want the information reported in the media. The question then becomes 'why?' Am I to believe there are people in the Obama Administration that want to hurt Obama? Of course, for George W. Bush, there were plenty, but Obama is a bureaucrat's dream, so it's harder to believe he has enemies in his own house. But anything is possible...I just suggest that you keep this in mind.

Interestingly, there is an article in the American Spectator this morning from Peter Ferrara who ups the ante from his original prediction that Obama won't run in 2012 to predicting Obama will resign before 2012. It's certainly fun to think about, but it's not gonna happen. The former prediction is a possibility, though remote, but I'd eat my hat if Obama resigned. His ego would never allow it.

And it would mean President Biden. Scary to say they least, however, I find it interesting that today Biden became the only left-winger in the alpha quadrant of the Universe to take Israel's side in the flotilla fiasco. Is he tacking to the center in anticipation of a big promotion?

While I'm in Oliver Stone mode, here is my conspiracy theory on Sestak/Romanoff: Obama knows the GOP is going to take over the House in November. Why not distract them with a presidential scandal and work up some sympathy with the public when they hold hearings? Hey, it worked for Bill Clinton!

Strange days.

So Someone Asked Me, "Popinjay, Why Do You Hate The MSM So Much?"

(Hat tip: Ed Driscoll)

American Weakness Set Stage For Flotilla Incident

Bottom line: President Obama's desire to weaken the United States' standing in the world is hurting Israel. Her enemies are emboldened. Michael Goodwin at the New York Post puts it best:

Weakness always begets aggression, and, like clockwork, Obama's repeated signals that he is weakening America's commitment to Israel are emboldening the Jewish state's enemies. From Syria to Iran to Lebanon, from Hezbollah to Hamas and the PLO, the wolves smell blood and are trying to gauge whether they can get close enough for the kill.

And whether the United States will stop them. That they even dare hope we won't reflects the danger of Obama's demented decisions.

The huge flotilla is the latest example of the open-season mania, with the result that Israel is under international siege -- for defending itself. And, not incidentally, for defending an embargo on Gaza that Washington supports.

This whole situation makes me so mad, it's indescribable. Fortunately, the country seems to be coming around.


Holy Crap! Al And Tipper Gore Split

Hmmm...Al Gore and his wife Tipper are separating after 40 years of marriage. Never thought I'd see that. Maybe their collective carbon footprint was just too much for the planet to take.

UPDATE: Bush's fault.