Saturday, May 09, 2009
Carville's known for making incredulous remarks, but this is beyond reason. One-party rule for 50 years? Funny considering that it's never been done before. Funny, when you consider that the Democratic party was literally on life support just 4 years ago. My take is that Carville is just trying to curry favor with King George Soros and his band of white, left-wing radicals that control today's Democrat party and who now view Slick Willie's old chief strategist as pretty much irrelevant.
"Darn! And I was just planning a trip to England for their superior dental work."
First of all, who the hell is Diana DeGette? And where's her proof that abstinence-only education don't work? People who run abstinence-only programs care about our youth and are committed to countering the sexual images readily seen on the likes of MTV and BET. Liberals don't like the idea of teenagers not having sex because it makes a dent in Planned Parenthood's profit margin, much less the idea continually promoted by liberals that teenagers are just horny dogs incapable of controlling their hormones. But studies have shown here in the U.S. and overseas that abstinence-only education does work and has in fact lessened sexual activity amongst out young folks. But hey, forget all that because Barry has a white, liberal base that he must cater too, so anything Bush-related just has to go, no matter how positive and effective it was.
Unwed teenage mother Bristol Palin might be out there talking about abstinence, but President Obama isn't buying abstinence-only education.
Two $100 million programs from his predecessor's budget pushing abstinence only are casualties in President Obama's $3.55 trillion budget proposal.
The President is replacing them with $110 million “for teenage pregnancy prevention programs that have been proven effective through rigorous evaluation," as spelled out on pages 490 to 495 of the budget appendix.
Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., applauded the move, saying "eliminating funding for ineffective abstinence-only programs is a win for science. The Obama budget proposal invests in programs that are effective and based on sound science, rather than wasting millions of dollars on efforts that have been proven to be ineffective at best."
Palin, meanwhile, told GMA's Chris Cuomo that "regardless of what I did personally, I just think that abstinence is the only way you can effectively, 100 percent foolproof way you can prevent pregnancy."
Friday, May 08, 2009
President Obama has accepted the resignation of Louis Caldera, the director of the White House Military Office responsible for the controversial low-altitude flyover of New York by a 747 plane used as Air Force One, the White House said Friday.Again, this kind of stuff happens when you elect an inexperienced man to run the country. Selection of cabinet members reflects leadership and this was yet another example of an utter FAIL by the Obama administration. Indeed, public pressure was the only reason Barry reversed course and decided to release the one photo that's been released of a then-mysterious 747 bearing down on a building in NYC with two fighter planes on its tail.
The photo shoot, which President Obama said he was "furious" with, happened on April 27. The image of a low-flying plane accompanied by an F-16 fighter jet sent some New Yorkers into the streets and into a panic -- reminding them of the tragic 9/11 attacks on the city.
Building evacuations also took place across the Hudson River in Jersey City, New Jersey. Read more of Obama's reaction
Caldera later apologized for the flyover.
"I have concluded that the controversy surrounding the Presidential Airlift Group's aerial photo shoot over New York City has made it impossible for me to effectively lead the White House Military Office," Caldera said in a letter to Obama.
Conservatives are well aware of Barry's ignorance regarding the security of our country, much less the tragic events that took place on 9/11, but who knew that he'd have the gall to shove our faces in it? Funny too that Barry would choose to release this one photo on a Friday afternoon--good time to release news that one wants buried. Anyway, the resignation of an inept low-level cabinet member isn't enough, we need to see some lawsuits come out of this.
The Obama administration wants to cut almost in half a benefits program for the families of slain police and safety officers.
The president's proposed budget calls for cutting the Public Safety Officers' Death Benefits Program from $110 million to $60 million.
Justice Department budget documents say the reduction is being made because "claims are anticipated to decrease" because the number of officers killed in the line of duty has been decreasing.
"It makes us kind of nervous. While we aren't panicking, it certainly has increased our concern, coming a week before National Police Week," said Suzie Sawyer, executive director of Concerns of Police Survivors, a group taking part in next week's events.
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Thursday, May 07, 2009
Intelligence officials released documents this evening saying that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was briefed in September 2002 about the use of harsh interrogation tactics against al-Qaeda prisoners, seemingly contradicting her repeated statements over the past 18 months that she was never told that these techniques were actually being used.Liar.
In a 10-page memo outlining an almost seven-year history of classified briefings, intelligence officials said that Pelosi and then-Rep. Porter Goss (R-Fla.) were the first two members of Congress ever briefed on the interrogation tactics. Then the ranking member and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, respectively, Pelosi and Goss were briefed Sept. 4, 2002, one week before the first anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The memo, issued by the Director of National Intelligence and the Central Intelligence Agency to Capitol Hill, notes the Pelosi-Goss briefing covered "EITs including the use of EITs on Abu Zubaydah." EIT is an acronym for enhanced interrogation technique. Zubaydah was one of the earliest valuable al-Qaeda members captured and the first to have the controversial tactic known as water boarding used against him.
The issue of what Pelosi knew and when she knew it has become a matter of heated debate on Capitol Hill. Republicans have accused her of knowing for many years precisely the techniques CIA agents were using in interrogations, and only protesting the tactics when they became public and liberal antiwar activists protested.
On Thursday, for the first time in nine years, there won't be a White House ceremony in observance of the National Day of Prayer.Once again Barry's looking out for his liberal base here, those who can't stand the mention of God or Christianity, much less anything having to do with morals and values. Plus this upholds Barry's statement (made during a recent trip to Turkey) that "America isn't a Christian nation".
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says President Barack Obama will pray privately as he does every day, but his only public acknowledgement will be to issue a White House proclamation.Republican Congressman Randy Forbes, co-chairman of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, says a proclamation urging Americans to pray would be more meaningful if the president set a public example. Forbes calls it a missed opportunity, but says, "Hopefully we'll have millions of people around the country that will make up for the void we see at the White House on the National Day of Prayer."
Though the room was filled with luminaries from around the world, most were star-struck to be in First Lady's company - even old friend Oprah Winfrey, her tablemate at the event.
"Seeing as how Michelle is the greatest First Lady we've ever known, not to take anything away from the other First Ladies, but I think its so fantastic that she's tonight's guest and leads the pack of influentials," Winfrey told the Daily News.
That's amazing. Former First Ladies like Laura Bush, Nancy Reagan and Eleanor Roosevelt, each noted for their superb humanitarian efforts while First Lady, should feel happy knowing that all their work has already been surpassed by Michelle O (of course, what exactly. And to think, Michelle has accomplished "Greatest First Lady" status in only 3 months! Imagine what "Ms. I'm Wearing $540 Sneakers While Helping The Poor" can do in the 3-plus years she has left! Queen Oprah will certainly be sure to let us know.
Unbelievable as well as a complete and utter disregard of the law. Notice too how she just laughs off her foolish admission. It's no secret that the Left would love to have an activist judge, one who makes decisions on their emotions instead of the Constitution, on SCOTUS. It's no secret that Barry will mostly seek to please his liberal base with who he picks for SCOTUS, instead of finding the person that's best for the job. That's the way liberals roll and with a clear majority in the Senate, there's really not much in the way to stop them. But for a judge to state on the record that public policy is made in the Appeals court is criminal, and thus, judge Sotomayor should be disqualified for nomination to the Supreme Court.
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Colin Powell is an idiot. Seriously. Why should any member of the GOP take anything this man says with earnest after he voted for Barack Obama? Last year, Powell turned his back on his party to support a man who stands for everything the GOP is against, from social values to healthcare to how we handle our economy. Powell's mad at Limbaugh because the radio host had the balls to call him out for supporting Barry in the election solely because he's black. And how funny is it that Powell would try to diss Sarah Palin for being "polarizing", when the consensus pick for most polarizing figure is now our Secretary of State? If Powell is that unhappy with the GOP, he should do an Arlen Specter and just leave, instead of pulling this con job pretending to care about the GOP's future after he betrayed his own party and endorsed the most liberal senator of our time to be our President.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell blasted Rush Limbaugh Monday during a speech in which he said the Republican Party is in a state of collapse.
The GOP is "getting smaller and smaller" and "that's not good for the nation," Powell said, according to the National Journal. He also said he hopes that emerging GOP leaders, such as House Minority Whip Cantor, will not keep repeating mantras of the far right.
Powell lashed out at Limbaugh and conservative icon Ann Coulter. Neither serves the party well, Powell said during a speech to corporate security executives at a conference in Washington sponsored by Fortify Software Inc.
"I think what Rush does as an entertainer diminishes the party and intrudes or inserts into our public life a kind of nastiness that we would be better to do without," Powell said.
And Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, McCain's running mate last year, is "a very accomplished person" but became "a very polarizing figure," he said, adding that Palin's advisers created the polarization.
Miss California says a website has posted racy photos of her in an attempt to belittle her Christianity.
Carrie Prejean says photos taken of her as a teenager had been released "surreptitiously to a tabloid website that openly mocks me for my Christian faith." In a statement, Prejean also says the attacks on her and others who "speak in defense of traditional marriage" are intolerant and offensive.
A photo of Prejean wearing only pink panties with her back turned to the camera appeared Monday on a gossip blog.She also says that she's a model, and models pose for pictures -- "including lingerie and swimwear photos."
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Amazing video on the consequences of electing the most liberal senator to be our President. As this video so eloquently shows, in 100 days Barack Obama's every move has gone against life, family and the U.S.
H/T: Family Research Council
Monday, May 04, 2009
Considering all the dirty antics conservatives exposed about ACORN during last year's presidential campaign, I'm surprised that something like this hadn't occurred earlier:
Nevada's attorney general on Monday filed criminal charges accusing liberal community activist group ACORN and two of its employees of facilitating fraud in November's election by requiring canvassers to submit 20 applications each day or face termination.
Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller and Attorney General , both Democrats, announced the charges, stressing that there's no evidence that the phony registrations led to the casting of votes using fake identities.
A spokesman for ACORN, a nationwide grassroots organization, assailed the action as "political grandstanding."
It's official, Barry's favorite blogger is suffering from deep Palin Derangement Syndrome:
It's just amazing, months after the Presidential election, how much Sullivan can't let go of his bitter hatred towards Sarah Palin. Yet this is a man whose rants are taken quite seriously by the Left. You'd think some liberal with rank with rank would have enough smarts to tell this nutcase to quit as his credibility gets shot more and more with every insane missive he hurls denying that Palin gave birth to her son Trig. It helps you understand that his failings are not so much his arrogance as they are his sheer depravity. The man is clearly in need of professional help.
This is unfinished business - a news event that got swallowed up by the release of the ICRC report, the OLC Memos and the Senate Armed Services report. But given this blog's coverage of governor Palin's various strange stories about Trig, and her continued refusal to provide any medical records to confirm her account, her speech to the Kansas Right To Life organization - her first public explanation for her unusual behavior, since the MSM decided it was a question that could not be asked - is worth entering into the public record.
She explains above what she describes as her "fleeting moment" of temptation to abort Trig when she found out she was pregnant at an out of state energy conference, and her decision to keep the pregnancy secret for seven months (an endeavor made easier by the fact that no one seeing her had any idea up to the very day she announced). I tend to assume that everything Palin says is untrue until proven otherwise, and in this case, have no basis to confirm or deny anything. But it is also only fair to give her own explanation for her secrecy an airing.
For the record, she says that she kept her pregnancy secret for seven months because there were "neanderthals" out there who would have refused to believe that a pregnant woman could handle her public duties as governor, and because of her own conflicted feelings about having a Down Syndrome child at the age of 44. She does not explain the bizarre circumstances of the day-long labor on various airplanes. But, hey, maybe at some point, she will. When she does, I will do my best to bring it to you. Maybe one day - who knows? - a journalist might even ask.
My guess is that this wasn't on the top of the priority list for Black folks who overwhelmingly voted for Barry this past year begging for "change", but hey, what the heck:
Hugh Hefner named Ida Ljungqvist Playboy’s 50th Playmate of the Year tonight at the Palms Casino Resort. She is the first-ever African born Playmate. Celebrity Apprentice star and 2001 Playmate of the Year, Brande Roderick hosted the event along with Palms owner George Maloof. Along with her title, Ida received $100,000 in prize money, a 2009 Mazada6 sports sedan and a very special one-of-a kind engraved bottle of Patron Platinum.The torch gets passed from one ho to another. Congrats!
Guests included Holly Madison, Jeff Garcia, Michael Andretti, Deron Williams (Utah Jazz), along with more than 50 Playmates across 6 decades. Guests enjoyed dinner from Kerry Simon from Simon at Palms Place. After the event Hugh Hefner and Ida celebrated at the Playboy Club inside the fantasy tower at the Palms.
UPDATE: A reader at Booker Rising noted that Ira Ljungqvist is NOT the first Black "Playmate of the Year", Renee Tenison has that honor. My bad.
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Sunday, May 03, 2009
It's funny how easily Rice schooled this self-righteous condescending prick, who could do nothing but spout liberal talking points he probably memorized on Dkos. Of course, colleges around the country are filled to the tee with leftwing professors who program these naive young bucks with liberal propaganda--I know because I was one of them.
"I feel that changes nothing." Yeah, maybe we should've just let them go ahead and bomb L.A. instead.
"Do your homework first."
Much respect to Condi for this one.
Two-timeis acknowledging a federal inquiry into his campaign funds. Well it's about time. Edwards' campaign funds have been suspect for years now, ever since his relations with the Saudis became public, ever since it was found that he used them to pay for trysts with his mistress Rielle Hunter. John Edwards has conned Americans for way too long now, the guy belongs in prison.
Edwards said in a statement obtained by The Associated Press on Sunday that he is confident no campaign funds were used improperly. He says he has made people and information available to resolve the issue in a timely manner.
The News & Observer of Raleigh was first to report that Edwards acknowledged the investigation.
A range of nonprofit and political groups that have been linked to Edwards have been under public scrutiny, including payments hismade to a woman with whom he had an affair. Edwards acknowledged the affair in August.
U.S. Attorney George Holding has said he won't confirm or deny whether an investigation is ongoing.
Wow, a black president turning his back on some of his own people:
As a senator, Barack Obama led the charge last year to pass a bill allowing black farmers to seek new discrimination claims against the Agriculture Department. Now he is president, and his administration so far is acting like it wants the potentially budget-busting lawsuits to go away.Proof once again that Barack Obama caters to the agenda of far-Left, white liberals. I mean, when you think about it, what has Barry done for blacks since he took office? Not a damn thing. Whether it's failing to address black-on-black crime, the onslaught of drugs in urban communities, police brutality and/or the rise of teenage pregnancy amongst young, minority women, Obama just doesn't seem to be concerned about the ails plaguing the black community, despite the fact that blacks voted in record numbers for him in the last election. Yet, in his first 100 days in office, Barry has wasted no time dealing with top-notch items on the white, liberal's agenda such as taxing the rich, attempting to close Guantanamo Bay, global warming and overturning stem-cell research regulations. Indeed, how black liberals remain so in love with this man is beyond me.
The change isn't sitting well with black farmers who thought they'd get a friendlier reception from Obama after years of resistance from President George W. Bush.
"You can't blame it on the Bush administration anymore," said John Boyd, head of the National Black Farmers Association, which has organized the lawsuits. "I can't figure out for the life of me why the president wouldn't want to implement a bill that he fought for as a U.S. senator."
At issue is a class-action lawsuit known as the Pigford case. Thousands of farmers sued USDA claiming they had for years been denied government loans and other assistance that routinely went to whites. The government settled in 1999 and has paid out nearly $1 billion in damages on almost 16,000 claims.
Farmers, lawyers and activists like Boyd have worked for years to reopen the case because thousands of farmers missed the deadlines for participating. Many said the filing period was too short and they were unaware of the settlement until it was too late.
The cause gained momentum in August 2007 when Obama, then an Illinois senator, introduced Pigford legislation about six months into his presidential campaign.
Although the case was hardly a hot-button political issue, it had drawn intense interest among African-Americans in the rural South. It was seen as a way for Obama to reach out in those areas, where he was not well-known and where he would need strong support to win the Democratic primary.