Saturday, August 08, 2009
The thuggery of the Left means that you don't dare question this President's agenda.
Noticed this post on HuffPo today entitled "MORE Unsolicited Sex Talk From Jada Pinkett Smith":
It was just a few weeks ago we did a dissection of Jada Pinkett Smith's tradition of public bragging about her hot sex life with Will, and now she's at it again.
"It's crazy the risks that we take, but that's what keeps it so much fun," she said in an interview for the September issue of Good Housekeeping.
"My husband and I always make time for sex! Always! No matter how busy we are. And if I told you the places! You would not even believe!"
Believe it or not, Jada has staked claim to sex in a limo, friends' houses, the office, the bathroom and the great outdoors. Doth she protest too much?
First of all, who are all these people who think that Jada Pinkett Smith talks too much about her sex life? I've never heard of them. And if she does, so what? Amazing that white liberals would be aghast at a woman speaking so highly about her marriage. Think the same "outrage" would be there if this was Sarah Jessica Parker doing the talking? Better yet, maybe the same folks who love to talk about the latest celebrity divorce or infidelity, same-sex marriages, and other non-traditional relationships, just can't get past a heterosexual, black woman talking about her sex life so loud and proudly. Funny that.
Liberal groups have been warned to end ads against Democratic U.S. congressional members during a strategy meeting with the White House, two attendees said.
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel issued the caution during a weekly, closed-door session of an array of progressive organizations, the two participants told Politico. The warning came as President Barack Obama told Senate Democrats he didn't like seeing liberal groups spending money to target moderate congressional Democrats in Republican-leaning districts.
Representatives from progressive groups countered that they have not heard from Obama officials directly on their ads. The representatives said they don't intend to pull ads aimed at Democrats, adding that they're also targeting Republicans, the Washington publication reported Friday.
We continue to run ads supporting healthcare reform in states and districts of both Republican and Democratic members of Congress, Health Care for America Now spokeswoman Jacki Schechner said.
Obama faces a balancing act, observers told Politico, because the president wants his supporters to lobby their representatives while home during the August recess but doesn't want to create a rift with centrist and moderate Democrats, whose votes he needs to pass legislation such as healthcare reform.
Nice of Barry to remind the idiot, fringe society on the Left that they're doing more damage than good in refuting conservative Democrats. Maybe Barry should also remind the loons that that if it wasn't for conservative Democrats and moderates he wouldn't be President. I mean the facts kinda speak for themselves on that one.
Friday, August 07, 2009
Seriously, FOX just needs to get rid of Glenn Beck. I don't care what kind of ratings he brings in, this uncontrollable idiot isn't worth all the trouble he brings. And believe me, we still haven't seen the worse.
Screenwriter/director John Hughes died Wednesday morning in NYC after suffering a heart attack while on a morning walk. He was only 59. I grew up on plenty of John's films like "Sixteen Candles", "The Breakfast Club", "Pretty In Pink", "Weird Science" and of my all-time faves "Ferris Bueller's Day Off". Hughes was also responsible for making Macaulay Culkin into a huge star with the "Home Alone" flicks. Hey, I'm an 80's kid and owe many thanks to John for providing me with many a laugh.
May John rest in peace.
Thursday, August 06, 2009
The Senate confirmed Sonia Sotomayor Thursday as the first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court. The vote was 68-31 for Sotomayor, 's first high court nominee. She becomes the 111th justice and just the third woman to serve.
Democrats praised the 55-year-old Sotomayor as a mainstream moderate. But most Republicans voted against her, saying she'd bring personal bias and a liberal agenda to the bench.
Senators took the rare step of assembling at their desks on the Senate floor for the historic occasion, rising from their seats to cast their votes.
She replaces retiring Justice David Souter, a liberal named by a Republican president, and she is not expected to alter the court's ideological split.
Still, Republicans and Democrats were deeply at odds over confirming Sotomayor, and the battle over her nomination highlighted profound philosophical disagreements that will shape future battles over the court's makeup as Obama looks to another likely vacancy — perhaps more than one_ while he's in the White House.
The GOP decried Obama's call for "empathy" in a justice, painting Sotomayor as the embodiment of an inappropriate standard that would let a judge bring her personal whims and prejudices to the bench.
Congrats to Ms. Sotomayor. She deserves to be on the Supreme Court. And Republicans and conservatives in general still opposed to Sotomayor need to get over it, because even if it does turn out that Sotomayor's decisions are based on any liberal impartiality, it won't make a difference when you consider that she's replacing a liberal ideologue, David Souter, on the bench. My guess still says that Sotomayor will still be impartial--her overall record gives me hope.
In an interview with Parade Magazine, pretty-boy actor Brad Pitt shares his simpleton, typical Hollywood-Left views on gay marriage and Prop8, while also taking some time to spit on Christianity:
What an idiot. But of course, he's an rich, actor in liberal Hollywood, in love with a bisexual wench/bitch with whom he can go out and buy underprivileged kids around the globe and doll them up like Christmas tree ornaments. I mean, should anyone who'd reduce Christianity to "Don't do this, don't do that" ever be taken seriously? He's good-looking tho, so people will pay attention.
On Prop 8:
"It's ridiculous that Prop 8 took away gay people's right to marry! I have no understanding of that kind of hatred. Maybe it's fear of difference or of the unknown. If you feel belittled, maybe you need someone else to belittle to feel powerful. It's the only way I know how to explain it. You've got religion telling you what to think about homosexuality, about marriage. They say homosexuality is a choice, a lifestyle, something you can be cured of, and that isn't true. But if you're tucked away and have no friends who are gay, you'll believe what the preachers say. Just think of it in terms of being in love--how would you feel if someone told you that you couldn't be with the person you loved?"
"I grew up in a Christian community and for me the positive thing was that once a week, on Sundays, we focused on bigger issues. But the negative to me is that it was very stifling in the end because it was about what you can't do. Now, Christians will argue, 'That's not true.' To me, I just found Christianity to be, 'Don't do this, don't do that.'"
Former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson of Louisiana was convicted Wednesday on 11 of the 16 corruption charges against him in a case that included the discovery of $90,000 in his freezer.According to the prosecutor, Jefferson could be looking at 20 years behind bars. Jefferson plans to appeal.
A federal court jury convicted Jefferson on four bribery counts, three counts of money laundering, three counts of wire fraud and one count of racketeering. He was acquitted on five other counts including wire fraud and obstruction of justice.
Jefferson, a 62-year-old Democrat, was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 4, 2007, about two years after federal agents said they found the cash in his freezer. Authorities said the cash was part of a payment in marked bills from an FBI informant in a transaction captured on video.
Jefferson had pleaded not guilty. He faces a maximum possible sentence of 150 years in prison, with sentencing tentatively set for October 30.
After the verdict on the fifth day of jury deliberations, U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis turned down a prosecution request for Jefferson to be taken into custody, ruling that he posed no flight risk.
The verdict showed that "no person, not even a congressman, is above the law," said U.S. Attorney Dana Boente of the Eastern District of Virginia. Asked what might have turned the case in the prosecution's favor, Boente said: "We always thought that a powerful piece of evidence in this case was $90,000 in a freezer."
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
The president she tried to assassinate has been dead for nearly three years, and her longtime idol and leader, Charles Manson, remains in prison.
However, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme is about to get her first taste of real freedom in more than three decades.
According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Fromme, now 60, is set to be released on parole August 16.
Fromme is housed at the Federal Medical Center at Carswell, Texas.
For years, she was one of Manson's few remaining followers, as many other "Manson Family" members have shunned him. A prison spokeswoman would not say whether Fromme continues to correspond with Manson.
Fromme was convicted in 1975 of pointing a gun at then-President Gerald Ford in Sacramento, California. Secret Service agents prevented her from firing, but the gun was later found to have no bullet in the chamber, although it contained a clip of ammunition.
In a 1987 interview with CNN affiliate WCHS, Fromme, then housed in West Virginia, recalled the president "had his hands out and was waving ... and he looked like cardboard to me. But at the same time, I had ejected the bullet in my apartment and I used the gun as it was."
She said she knew Ford was in town and near her, "and I said, 'I gotta go and talk to him,' and then I thought, 'That's foolish. He's not going to stop and talk to you.' People have already shown you can lay blood in front of them and they're not, you know, they don't think anything of it. I said, 'Maybe I'll take the gun,' and I thought, 'I have to do this. This is the time.' "
She said it never occurred to her that she could wind up in prison. Asked whether she had any regrets, Fromme said, "No. No, I don't. I feel it was fate." However, she said she thought that her incarceration was "unnecessary" and that she couldn't see herself repeating her offense.
Instead of being treated like the adults that they were, liberals constantly make former Manson followers out to be innocent, doe-eyed kids, irresponsible for all their hideous crimes. It goes back to TIME's 1975 cover of Fromme (top), painting her as a "girl", when in fact she was in her mid-20's when she pointed a gun at President Ford. Even worse is the fact that Fromme has never shown any remorse or regret for her actions and continues to go on record praising Manson.
Sad. Another Bush-hater gets kudos from Barry's administration. At least the Jews aren't taking this diss lying down.
THE Medal of Freedom is the nation's highest civilian honor. Past recipients include John Wayne, Norman Rockwell and Vaclav Havel. This year, one of the 16 recipients President Obama selected (along with such worthies as Sen. Edward Kennedy and the late Jack Kemp) is former Irish President and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson.
Robinson's views are well out of the American foreign-policy mainstream. Rep. Peter King (R-LI) says, "She is definitely from the school of moral equivalency which somehow invariably comes down on the side against vibrant democracies such as Israel and the United States."
Despite her noble commitment to human rights, Robinson has become a symbol of all that's wrong in the human-rights community and the United Nations -- of the tendency to appease dictatorships, rationalize terrorism and bash the West.
She is perhaps best known for presiding over the 2001 World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa -- which targeted the West, especially Israel, while overlooking racism in Arab countries. The conference was so biased the United States and Israel boycotted it.
In the tense months before convening in Durban, Robinson failed to listen to pleas from Secretary of State Colin Powell and Rep. Tom Lantos (D-Calif.), among others, to stop Arab dictators from hijacking an anti-racism conference to advance their anti-Zionist agenda. Afterward, she declared the disaster a success, even after she herself belatedly condemned the vicious anti-Semitism coursing through the streets of Durban at a parallel forum of nongovernmental agencies.
Robinson has criticized US foreign policy throughout her career. Since 9/11, she has blasted the United States for losing the "moral high ground" -- as if she's more focussed on trying to win the "minds and hearts" of unrepentant terrorists than on the dilemmas that democracies face in fighting terror.
She also blasted the United States for objecting to the new UN Human Rights Council in 2006 -- even though America was rightly protesting the power the forum granted to human-rights-abusing dictatorships such as Libya and Sudan.
The Obama administration had to be aware of all this before the president decided to honor her. The White House has careful procedures for selecting winners of awards like this, and for running these names by key White House offices to avoid trouble.
North Korean President Kim Jong Il has pardoned and ordered the release of two U.S. journalists, state-run news agency KCNA said Wednesday.Somehow I think that there's way more to this story than what we're getting.
The announcement came after former U.S. President Bill Clinton met with top North Korean officials in Pyongyang to appeal for the release of Laura Ling and Euna Lee, who had been arrested while reporting from the border between North Korea and China.
"Clinton expressed words of sincere apology to Kim Jong Il for the hostile acts committed by the two American journalists against the DPRK after illegally intruding into it," the news agency reported. "Clinton courteously conveyed to Kim Jong Il an earnest request of the U.S. government to leniently pardon them and send them back home from a humanitarian point of view.
"The meetings had candid and in-depth discussions on the pending issues between the DPRK and the U.S. in a sincere atmosphere and reached a consensus of views on seeking a negotiated settlement of them."
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
A trio of Nevada Supreme Court justices focused Monday on whether O.J. Simpson and a former golfing buddy received a fair trial in a gunpoint hotel room heist and whether the case was so unique that the two men should be freed from prison while their appeals are considered.Unbelievable. The con job that O.J. Simpson has pulled on our courts is an absolute disgrace. First he gets away with killing Nicole Brown Simpson along with Ron Goldman and now this.
"This is post-conviction. That's what concerns me," Justice Michael Cherry declared during rare oral arguments by lawyers about whether the former football star and co-defendant Clarence "C.J." Stewart should be allowed to post bond while their appeals are pending.
Cherry, the chairman of the three-judge panel considering the bond request, didn't say how long he and justices Mark Gibbons and Nancy Saitta might take to decide.
It appeared unlikely a ruling would come before an Aug. 12 deadline for Clark County District Attorney David Roger to file a written answer to Simpson's appeal.
Roger, who prosecuted Simpson and Stewart, argued Monday the men got a fair trial, a Nevada jury had spoken, and the pair should continue to serve their sentences for kidnapping and armed robbery.
It is unusual for the Nevada Supreme Court, the state's only appeals court, to hear oral arguments about bond, and it would be even more unusual for Simpson or Stewart to be released. The last such high-profile appellant to get such a chance in Nevada skipped town after posting $100,000 in 1978.
The justices are weighing whether Simpson or Stewart might flee, whether they pose a danger to the community, and if they have a good chance of winning their appeals.
The question of their possible success was the key point of the hearing, and inquiries from the justices shed light on the issues they're considering.
On Monday’s Countdown show, MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann disputed a claim by a New York Times article that there exists a truce between FNC and MSNBC as he accused the Times’s Brian Stelter of ignoring Olbermann’s denial that such a truce existed, and contended that the story was a "misinterpretation" of the Countdown host’s own pledge from June 1 to discontinue Bill O’Reilly’s inclusion in the show’s regular "Worst Person in the World" segment because Olbermann blamed O’Reilly for abortion Doctor George Tiller’s assassination.
During Monday’s "Worst Person" segment, Olbermann awarded the third place dishonor to Stelter: "Mr. Stelter asked me at least twice last week if there was such a deal, and I told him on and off the record there was not, and I told him I rather obviously would have to be a party to such a deal, and I told him that not only wasn't I, but I had not even been asked to be by my bosses. And he printed it anyway, and I had even written to him that this was merely a misinterpretation of an announcement I made here on June 1 that because Bill O'Reilly of Fox News had abetted the assassination of Dr. George Tiller, he'd become too serious to joke about..."
Then, after having chastised FNC earlier in the segment for not firing Glenn Beck after Beck called President Obama a "racist," Olbermann called O’Reilly a "racist clown," as he decided to return O’Reilly to the "Worst Person" segment, and recycled an old smear of O’Reilly based on a controversial quote from the FNC host that was widely distorted by the media almost two years ago. Olbermann did not provide the context that O’Reilly was interviewing NPR’s Juan Williams – who is himself black, and moderately liberal – about Williams’s book on race relations in America, and was criticizing the media for its negative portrayal of blacks which, by O’Reilly’s own account, contrasts with reality. After reading the O’Reilly quote, Olbermann continued: "Bill thought there might be a human sacrifice between the salad and the entree. Racist clown. Imagine dinner chez Bill-O: ‘I’m happily surprised you haven’t stabbed me with the steak knife, dear.’"
For first place in the "Worst Person" segment, Olbermann sourced the same article that he had earlier attacked as inaccurate as the Times’s Stelter quoted Rupert Murdoch as claiming that he had muzzled O’Reilly and other FNC hosts to avoid getting FNC’s parent corporation in trouble, as the Countdown host sarcastically pretended to side with O’Reilly over Murdoch.
What's funny is how the liberal press tries to make it about both Olbermann and O'Reilly when it's Krazy Keith who consistently attacks Bill first, while O'Reilly never even mentions Olbermann on his show. Olbermann is also the one with the low ratings, while Bill is consistently No. 1. In other words it's Keith who needs Bill, not the other way around. Olbermann is nothing but Bill's main groupie.
Donny Deutsch, guest host on MSNBC, makes himself look like an utter fool, once again, with his blatant sexism towards former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. What makes Deutsch look even more like a dunce--forget that the Left's obsession with Palin has no end in sight--is that he actually thinks he's funny. What was he thinking? What makes him actually think that he's funny?
No, Donny. You're a sexist prick who gets away with being one because he works for a leftwing news network. The acceptance of Deutsch's sexism by his female colleagues at MSNBC is even more pathetic.
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton made a surprise trip to North Korea on Tuesday amid an international standoff over the country's nuclear program and concerns about two U.S. reporters imprisoned in Pyongyang since March.
Clinton landed in Pyongyang in an unmarked jet Tuesday and was greeted at the airport by North Korean officials, including chief nuclear negotiator Kim Kye Gwan and vice parliamentary speaker , footage from APTN Pyongyang showed. He smiled and bowed as a young girl presented him with flowers.
The unannounced visit comes amid heightened tensions over North Korea's string of nuclear and missile tests in defiance of the U.N. Security Council and calls from Washington for amnesty for the two jailed reporters.
Vice President Al Gore's California-based Current TV media venture, were arrested in March while on a reporting trip to the Chinese-North Korean border. They were sentenced in June to 12 years of hard labor for entering the country illegally and engaging in "hostile acts.", who work for former
Shame that Slick Willie would have to take up the slack for The Goracle, especially since these journalists are yunno....Gore's employees. But I guess when you're traveling around the world making millions off of faux global warming alarmism, who cares about taking care of your own.
Monday, August 03, 2009
Damn! I gotta give Malkin credit here, she took Joy down like I've never seen anyone do before ("Guess what, newsflash, George Bush is not in office anymore...."). Clearly Malkin was prepared to take on Behar's kindergarten, leftwing shillary/talking points. I may not like Malkin most of the time, but Behar's been needing an ass-whooping from a conservative for awhile now and Michelle had no problem stepping up and giving it.
Obama Administration May Create Military-Civilian Terror Prison
Clunker Car Rebates Will Stop Unless Senate Acts
Obama Joker Poster Popping Up In Los Angeles
Dear Abby, Is There Any 'Lifestyle' You Won't Embrace?
The Real Affirmative Action Babies
Obama's Science Czar Said A Born Baby 'Will Ultimately Develop Into A Human Being'
Pro-Family Forces Submit Challenges To Maine 'Gay Marriage'
Truce Between O'Reilly And Olbermann?
Here Comes The ACLU! Bible As Textbook Ignites Firestorm
Are Western Leaders Stupid Or Malicious In Letting Iran Go Nuclear?
Utah Court Upholds Mother's Rights Over Former Lesbian Partner
Jobless Graduate Sues NYC College For Tuition Fees
Sunday, August 02, 2009
Less than half of Republicans believe that Barack Obama was born in the United States of America, a new public opinion poll finds.
Only 42 percent of Republican respondents in a Research 2000 survey, conducted for the liberal website Daily Kos, said they thought Obama was a natural born citizen; 28 percent said they did not believe Obama was born in the United States; 30 percent said they were not sure.
The responses, which were gathered after several prominent conservative media personalities fed suspicion that Obama was unconstitutionally holding office, show the extent to which the conspiracy has taken hold in the GOP.
That only a plurality of Republicans were willing to acknowledge the president was born in America is nothing short of astounding, considering the preponderance of evidence that confirms his Hawaiian birth.
Yeah, getting the facts on where Barry was really born will definitely bring the GOP back to the forefront. Any wonder why some folks wonder if the GOP is on the border of extinction? Maybe it's because they have no one out there who can put a leash on its fringe base. Again, people want alternatives/solutions, not this let's-make-up-crap-because-we-hate Barry, partisan bullshit.
The “Blue Dogs,” a group of moderate to conservative House Democrats who have worked to limit the price tag of health care reform legislation, are taking a hit from a prominent Republican who is suggesting that the group will ultimately prove ineffectual.McCain's right. Conservative Democrats count on Blue Dogs to think more pragmatically about spending, because Blue Dogs are the ones who view their constituents more realistically than the emotionally responsive liberal base. And now they're caving on a health care reform package that could really hurt Americans in the long run.
“The Blue Dogs, they always bark and they never bite,” Arizona Sen. John McCain said on an interview that aired Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union. “They almost always – in fact, always, roll over and then play dead.”McCain’s slam of the Blue Dogs came in the context of being asked whether President Obama has the political power to stymie Republicans in their efforts to shape Democrats’ ambitious plans to overhaul the nation’s health care system.“There's no doubt that this is a very effective president of the United States,” McCain said of his former rival. “He's an excellent communicator. He has sizeable majorities in both houses of Congress.“So I would never count anybody out in health care or anything else when you have these sizeable majorities. I think they will renew the push after the August recess. The question is, are they going to be really bipartisan efforts or just pick off a couple of Republicans?”In the House, the Blue Dog coalition has worked within the Energy and Commerce Committee to bring down the near trillion-dollar price tag for health care reform over the next 10 years while also protecting the interests of rural hospitals in some of their districts. Efforts to appease the Blue Dogs resulted in delays in getting legislation out of that committee. A vote on a bill came late Friday, just before the House broke for a five-week recess.
Over the coming months, as many as 1.5 million jobless Americans will exhaust their unemployment insurance benefits, ending what for some has been a last bulwark against foreclosures and destitution.To think the idiots at Newsweek say that the recession is over.
Because of emergency extensions already enacted by Congress, laid-off workers in nearly half the states can collect benefits for up to 79 weeks, the longest period since the unemployment insurance program was created in the 1930s. But unemployment in this recession has proved to be especially tenacious, and a wave of job-seekers is using up even this prolonged aid.Tens of thousands of workers have already used up their benefits, and the numbers are expected to soar in the months to come, reaching half a million by the end of September and 1.5 million by the end of the year, according to new projections by the National Employment Law Project, a private research group. Unemployment insurance is now a lifeline for nine million Americans, with payments averaging just over $300 per week, varying by state and work history. While many recipients find new jobs before exhausting their benefits, large numbers in the current recession have been unable to find work for a year or more.