Saturday, October 10, 2009
Excellent commentary from George Cook at www.letstalkhonestly.com as he questions President Obama on why he has not made a public comment on the death of honor student Derrion Albert.
Too funny. Of course when you dare to criticize The One, there will be consequences.
Friday, October 09, 2009
They even admit that it's NOT what he's done in 9 months as President, it's what he MIGHT do. Consider too that Barack Obama was nominated for this prize just two weeks into his presidency. In other words, Barry won for the sole reason that he's not George W. Bush. And that's why the Nobel Prize committee has become a complete and utter joke:
President Barack Obama said Friday that he was humbled by the decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award him the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.Bottom line, 9 months into his presidency and Barack Obama hasn't accomplished anything, abroad or at home--his record so far speaks for itself. This is nothing but liberal treachery with a big 'F U' to the Bush administration. If Barry had any conscience he would've turned down the award. But he doesn't.
"I am both surprised and deeply humbled," Obama said at the White House.
"I do not view it as a recognition of my own accomplishments. But rather as an affirmation of American leadership. ... I will accept this award as a call to action."
Obama said he did not feel he deserves "to be in the company" of past winners, but would continue to push a broad range of international objectives, including nuclear non-proliferation, a reversal of the global economic downturn, and a resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
He acknowledged the ongoing U.S. conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, noting that he is the "commander in chief of a country that is responsible for ending" one war and confronting a dangerous adversary in another."This award is not simply about my administration," he said. It "must be shared" with everyone who strives for "justice and dignity."
The Nobel Committee said it decided to honor Obama for his "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."
The president had not been mentioned as among front-runners for the prize, and the roomful of reporters in Oslo, Norway, gasped when Thorbjorn Jagland, chairman of the Nobel committee, uttered Obama's name.
In case you missed it, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh will be expanding his resume - long-time political commentator, potential NFL owner and now Miss America pageant judge.Clearly, someone behind the scenes at the Miss America pageant offices noticed a longstanding trend of Americans saying no to liberal programming, much less leftwing propaganda. No doubt with Rush on board there will be some payback for Carrie Prejean.
On the Oct. 8 broadcast of Fox News "On the Record," host Greta Van Sustren revealed that Limbaugh would be one of the national judges for the 2010 Miss America Pageant, scheduled to be held in Las Vegas on Jan. 30, 2010.
"Rush Limbaugh, he's the King of talk radio," Van Sustren said. "He's trying to buy the St. Louis Rams. Well chalk up one more thing - Miss America judge. You heard that right - Rush Limbaugh has been named one of the national judges for the 2010 Miss America pageant. Limbaugh will be one of seven judges for the competition. Now that pageant is in Las Vegas now. It's coming this January at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino."
The House ethics committee on Thursday expanded its investigation of Rep. Charles Rangel to include his belated financial disclosure of hundreds of thousands of dollars in previously unreported assets and income.
The expansion only increases the political burden that the Ways and Means Committee chairman from Harlem places on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who refuses to make him step down from his post.
Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer have said they would take no action while the ethics investigation of the New York Democrat is under way, but the inquiry has dragged on for a year and expanded several times while it pushes closer to the 2010 election year.
Republicans have forced House votes three times, the latest this week, on removing Rangel from his tax-writing position. While Democrats easily defeated each attempt, the issue has allowed Republicans to ridicule Pelosi's refrain that Democrats would drain the swamp of ethical misconduct that previously plagued Republicans.
The committee said it would now investigate whether Rangel broke House rules "with respect to all financial disclosure statements and all amendments filed in calendar year 2009" as required under the Ethics In Government Act.
The law requires annual financial reports filed by all members of Congress showing ranges of assets and income.
Rangel's revisions showed assets and income from 2002 through 2006 that should have been reported in those earlier years.
The fact that liberals like Maxine Waters are so willing to go out of their way to defend a complete incompetent like Charles Rangel reminds you of how much change we really need come 2010.
Thursday, October 08, 2009
This weekend, President Obama will become the first president in history to leave the White House to attend an awards ceremony and fundraiser held by a homosexual activist group.During his campaign to become President and now almost a year into his presidency, Barack Obama has made it clear that gay "rights" are much more of his concern than the needs of Blacks. Indeed, this weekend's speech is one of a handful Barry's made to a gay group since he became the Liar-in-Chief. This despite overwhelming support from liberal Blacks for Obama during last year's presidential election, as well as the mostly, white gay activist crowd having the nerve to complain recently that Obama hasn't done enough for them (despite plenty of evidence to the contrary).
Obama is slated to speak to members of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Saturday evening at the Washington Convention Center, where the group will hand out the first-ever Edward M. Kennedy National Leadership Award in honor of the late liberal senator’s support for the gay agenda.
“We are honored to share this night with President Obama, who has called upon our nation to embrace LGBT (lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgendered) people as brothers and sisters,” HRC President Joe Solomonese said in a statement.
Meanwhile, some two weeks after 16yo honor student Derrion Albert was beaten to death in a gang melee captured on video in Chicago, Obama's hometown no less--Obama and his administration have said little, other than for a call for "a national conversation on values to address youth violence". In other words, more talk, no action on the rising epidemic of youth violence that's taking the lives of our nation's youth, esp. minorites. This year alone 47 youngsters have been killed in Chicago, mostly by guns, since Barack Obama became president--an estimated 100,000 kids from Chi-town take part in gangs.
Inner-city families in Chicago and around the country thought they'd see some semblance of change when they helped to elect the first, Black president (despite his inexperience, despite his clear allegiance to the white, liberal agenda during his 4 years as senator, etc.), but so far Obama's only concern for Blacks has come when a personal friend and Harvard professor got into racial profiling incident with an idiot cop. Thus, while our nation's youth continue to suffer, Obama's off to talk to the gays--no doubt they know where our President's priorities are.
I never used to watch "Baywatch", yet I do remember Nicole Eggert being kinda hot back in the day. But if the point of this is to remind us about our obsession with thin women, I think that it's the gay, white men who run the professional modeling industry that this skit would best serve. But then this bit of news is a good start too.
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Now THIS is straight up racist and Connick Jr. is an idiot for agreeing to participate in this blatant ignorance. The audience should be even more ashamed for clapping and booing when the group got gonged. Connick Jr's statement at the end there wasn't credible either. Unbelievable.
HEY Hey It's Saturday's second reunion special has been marred by scathing criticism over a "racist" Red Faces performance.
A singing group called the Jackson Jive left guest judge Harry Connick Jr visibly upset and later prompted host Daryl Somers to issue a formal on-air apology.
The international crooner looked uncomfortable during the performance by the group of singers who dressed in suits with painted black faces. Connick Jr gave the troupe a score of zero and said the act wouldn't have gone down well in the United States. Later, in an on-air apology issued directly to the star by Somers, Connick Jr said he needed to "speak up as an American".
"If I knew that was going to be part of the show I definitely wouldn't have done it," he said.
Connick Jr was born and raised in New Orleans and learned to play music alongside African- American jazz musicians.
Normally the idea of a male boss having sexual relations with his staffers would not only be kind of sick, but svengali and pretty troublesome. But when it comes to David Letterman, not only does the liberal media give him a pass, but his fans adore him even more:
The president of a media watchdog organization is sounding off about the recent scandal involving talk-show host David Letterman.
Last week, Letterman -- host of the long-running Late Show on CBS -- admitted on the air that he had had sexual relations with a number of female staffers. The admission was made in response to an alleged multimillion-dollar extortion attempt by a CBS news producer, who was arrested earlier that afternoon.
Most of the media coverage has centered on the extortion plot, with little on the illicit affairs. Bob Peters, president of Morality in Media, says there seems to be a double standard when it comes to the entertainment industry and inappropriate relationships.
"More than one high-profile CEO has lost his job because of having sex with a subordinate. [And] in many corporations there are rules against such things," he points out.
"But in the entertainment media -- whether it's having sex with an adult subordinate or a 13-year-old girl [a reference to fugitive film director Roman Polanski] -- it's pretty much okay with the industry," says Peters. "And it's okay with what I would describe as morally blinded fans," he adds.
Peters says the media coverage is a reflection of the state of the nation, which seems to be more interested in an extortion plot than multiple affairs involving a well-known comedian.
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Over the past two years, MSNBC - the so-called "place for politics" has had a fascination with the congresswoman from Minnesota's Sixth District.
And some of those attacks have been against her family, others borderline misogynistic. However, GOP Rep. Michelle Bachmann told a group of conservative bloggers at The Heritage Foundation on Oct. 6 she really wasn't concerned about MSNBC, and noted how poorly the network does in the ratings.
"Quite honestly, I don't even know anything about MSNBC," Bachmann said. "It's not a network that I watch and most of the American people agree with that assessment. They aren't watching it either. And that's why Fox's ratings - I mean it's like CNN, CNBC, MSNBC combined. I think Fox even exceeded one of the major networks last week. They're on the ascendency."
It hurts me because he's such a prick, but I gotta agree with Rick Sanchez on this one. This company is making megabucks exploiting the homeless and they can't give a percentage to a homeless organization? For shame.
Conservative commentator George Will on the real reason Michelle and Barry failed in their selfish quest to bring the 2016 Olympics to their hometown.
Monday, October 05, 2009
Michael Moore is destined to really hate capitalism, for his new movie "Capitalism: A Love Story" appears to have totally flopped at the box office.
This comes despite all the gushing and fawning by Moore-loving media members prior to the film's October 2nd release.
Take heart, fellow capitalists, for according to Deadline Hollywood this could be a flop of epic proportions:
Michael Moore's purposefully controversial and politically polarizing documentary Capitalism: A Love Story was distributed by Overture Films and wound up in 7th place. It went wide into 962 theaters this weekend after opening on September 23rd in a limited release of 4 theaters. The pic about the financial crisis made $1.6M Friday and $2M Saturday (+33%) for a $5M weekend and $5.4M cume. Just for comparison purposes: Moore's most recent Sicko did $4.4 mil its opening weekend from only 441 theaters (and that was with him guesting on The Tonight Show and announcing he'd been subpoenaed by the Bush administration for the health care documentary). And his Fahrenheit 9/11 did $23.9M its opening weekend from 868 venues.) So, as much as the left loves Moore, and the right detests him, and he always uses the ensuing controversy to self-promote, the money angle is only what interests me. The fact is that Capitalism: A Love Story looks like its domestic total will fail to crack $20M and end up his worst performing film since his Oscar-winner Bowling For Columbine in 2002.
All together now: aaaaaaaawwwwwww!
Transition is the word that perhaps best describes the US Supreme Court's 2009-10 term set to begin Monday.
The coming year offers an opportunity for court watchers to more clearly define the character of the emerging Roberts Court during Chief Justice John Roberts's fifth term on the bench. And it presents a chance far superior to the wishy-washy Senate confirmation hearings to finally learn something of the real Sonia Sotomayor, the high court's newest justice.
Will she be a liberal stalwart or a sometimes ally to the conservatives? If so, in which cases?
The term already includes potential blockbuster cases examining the applicability of Second Amendment gun rights to state and local governments, campaign-finance regulations, life sentences for juveniles, and whether Congress violated the separation of powers when it created an independent accounting oversight board.
The court's options will reveal more than just legal winners and losers. How these disputes are analyzed and decided by the justices will offer legal scholars important clues about the evolving dynamics within the nation's highest court.
In addition to the arrival of a new justice, Justice John Paul Stevens's decision to hire only one law clerk (instead of the usual four) for the 2010-11 term has sparked speculation that he intends to leave the court in June.
Among key trends to watch will be whether Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito decide to put an unabashedly conservative stamp on the high court by joining their conservative colleagues to boldly overturn liberal legal precedents despite earlier pledges of a preference for judicial minimalism.
Personally, I think that Sotomayor will play it down the line, 50/50, which will keep folks guessing while not leaning any particular way. Good chance that Obama will get at least more chances to make appointments to SCOTUS, what with Stevens likely retiring soon and Ginsburg being sick of late. But the key is Anthony Kennedy, he's the swing vote. If Barry gets to replace Kennedy, the court could then take on a dramatic shift that liberals would be drooling over.
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Out Of The 'Hood--A Derrion Albert Parable
Feds Sued To Keep Out Of State's Gun Affairs
Voters Seeing Red Over ACLU Attack
'Today's' Matt Lauer Discusses Positive Aspects Of Smoking Marijuana
Studies Conflict On Effects Of Homosexual Parenting
Hispanic Caucus Calls For Ending Program That Identified 100,000 Illegal Aliens
Americans Must Fight Growing Hostility To Christianity In U.S. Schools
Harry Reid Wants Answers On Military Gay Ban
Liberals Seek To Explain Why Obama's Agenda Is Stuck In The Mud
Sunday, October 04, 2009
Clearly, when it comes to The Liar-in-Chief, SNL has left the gravy train. And that's a good thing because that's what they're supposed to do--all the while keeping the funny.
Woody Harrelson scored the biggest opening of his career at the North American box office, as "Zombieland" stormed theaters with weekend ticket sales of $25 million, according to studio estimates issued on Sunday.Good. I can't think of a more annoying and overrated actress than Drew Barrymore. I've never liked her acting (much less the way she insists on incorporating standard leftist dogma in her roles and the flicks she now directs) or found her attractive. But yet thanks mostly to her notorious last name as well as a wild childhood based sex, money and drugs, not only has liberal Hollywood forever embraced her, but so too have the gossip-mongers and tabloids. Then too Drew's personal life hasn't suffered either, as a woman who is plain at best somehow manages to land boyfriend after boyfriend with Hollywood hunks who could do way better.
The comedy ended the two-week reign of children's comedy "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs," which slipped to No. 2 with $16.7 million. Both films were released by Columbia Pictures, a unit of Sony Corp.
Four other new releases entered the top-10. A 3-D reissue of the Pixar cartoons, "Toy Story" and " Toy Story 2," opened at No. 3 with $12.5 million. The release was designed to stoke anticipation of the June 2010 arrival of " Toy Story 3."
British comedian Ricky Gervais' "The Invention of Lying" followed with a modest $7.4 million, slightly ahead of Bruce Willis' "Surrogates," which is in its second weekend. Rankings could change when final data are released on Monday.
Two entries tied at No. 7: Drew Barrymore's directing debut, "Whip It," and documentary filmmaker Michael Moore's "Capitalism: A Love Story" each reported about $4.9 million in ticket sales.
In a little less than a month, Rep Joe Wilson, R-S.C., went from virtual unknown to a man with real star power in the Republican Party. He's raised almost $2 million for his reelection campaign, been tapped for a fundraising appeal for the National Republican Congressional Committee and is now even heading out to stump for other candidates. And all it took for him to make that transition was a single moment, when he decided to interrupt President Obama's address to a joint session of Congress by shouting out "You lie!"
What Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., did on the House floor Tuesday night may not be directly comparable to what Wilson did -- he said that the Republican healthcare plan is "don't get sick," but if you do, "die quickly," but he didn't interrupt the president in front of Congress and a prime-time national audience. Still, the reactions the two men have gotten from their respective party's bases have been strikingly similar. Grayson, who's serving his first term, probably won't get the kind of campaign invitations from high-profile colleagues that Wilson has -- but he has taken in more than $115,000 from just one fundraising Web site, ActBlue.com.
"We've had thousands of new contributors to our campaign, we've received 6,000 e-mails in less than 24 hours," Grayson told Salon. "People are urging us to make sure that we go ahead and take care of America's business, and they're applauding the fact that a congressman had the guts to say the truth and speak the truth to power."
It comes down to this: Whether they want to believe it or not, the passionate people on both sides of the political divide are more alike than they realize. Both sides believe the party that represents them isn't forceful enough, that it rolls over for its opposition, no matter how malicious that opposition might be. And when they find someone who's willing to say what they think needs saying -- even if that thing isn't really true, even if it involves yelling at the president or accusing opponents of wanting people to die quickly -- they can be energized pretty quickly. If that person is, like Wilson and Grayson, unwilling to give in when the other side starts howling, well, that only adds to their new aura.