Saturday, May 01, 2010
Ann Coulter paid Juan Williams a visit on The O’Reilly Factor last night to discuss the two hottest topics in the news cycle: the Arizona immigration bill and the Goldman Sachs housing market scandal. On the former, she had some harsh words for fellow conservatives Karl Rove and Marco Rubio for attack it; on the latter, she blamed past Democratic abuses of power and claimed the proposed financial reform bill “looks like it was written by Hugo Chavez.”
Coulter defended the law against what she called “blatant, blatant lying” about the potential for racial profiling, and argued that “it’s not like Arizona is inventing this legal principle.” When asked about the reaction of many fellow consevatives, including Florida Senate candidate Marco Rubio, Karl Rove, and Texas governor Rick Perry, Coulter said she was “upset”– especially at Rubio– and that she thought “they are responding to the nonsense that is being published out there. People get bullied into taking silly positions.”
Pearl Carter is positively glowing with joy. She has a handsome new boyfriend, is enjoying an active sex life after many years of celibacy and, amazingly, is preparing to become a mother again.
But the retired grandmother isn't carrying the baby herself. She and her young lover have spent a staggering $54,000 hiring a surrogate to help them with their dreams of having a child.
What makes Pearl's decision to become a mum again even more shocking is that her new boyfriend is her biological grandson, 26-year-old Phil Bailey.
Phil is the son of Pearl's daughter Lynette Bailey, and the pair is braving public horror and even prison by breaking one of the last taboos – incest.
However, the pair makes no apologies for their controversial plan to start their own family.
'I'm not interested in anyone else's opinion,' Pearl says. 'I am in love with Phil and he's in love with me. Soon I'll be holding my son or daughter in my arms and Phil will be the proud dad'.
Phil adds, 'I love Pearl with all my heart. I've always been attracted to older women and I think Pearl is gorgeous. Now I'm going to be a dad and I can't wait.
'Yes, we get laughed at and bullied when we go out and kiss in public but we don't care. You can't help who you fall for.'
Friday, April 30, 2010
The son of a Democratic Tennessee lawmaker was convicted Friday on two charges in the hacking of's e-mail account while she campaigned on the Republican presidential ticket in 2008.
The federal court jury reached its verdict against David Kernell, 22, after four days of deliberation. He was found guilty of and unauthorized access to a computer, but was acquitted on a charge of .
The jury deadlocked on a charge of identify theft. Prosecutors reserve the right to have a new trial on that charge. The charge of obstructing an investigation carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence and unauthorized access to a computer is a misdemeanor that carries a maximum one-year sentence.
Kernell's defense attorney maintained the hack amounted to college prank, not a crime. Kernell was a student at the University of Tennessee at the time. Prosecutors argued it was a more serious effort to damage Palin's political campaign.
Knoxville Assistant U.S. Attorney Greg Weddle, the chief prosecutor in the case, said they had not decided whether to try Kernell again on the identity theft charge.
For the second time in three days CNN's Jack Cafferty went after the White House for its response to Arizona's new anti-illegal immigration law.Gotta give to Cafferty, whom I normally dislike, for equally giving it to the Left and Right of late. Guess it really isn't too much to ask a news pundit to be fair and balanced.
"The Obama administration says it might challenge Arizona's new law in court," Cafferty said during Wednesday's "Situation Room."
"They're apparently concerned the law would take away resources needed to target criminals," he continued.
"How utterly absurd. There are 460,000 illegal aliens currently inside Arizona's borders, and the reason they're there is that the federal government refuses to enforce our immigration laws"
Thursday, April 29, 2010
I'm with Althouse: "Imagine if this level of anger and threatening speech had come from The Tea Party people?"
A brand-new chapter dawns in the birther controversy over President Obama's hidden birth certificate.
The Hawaii legislature has now officially passed a measure that would allow state officials to legally ignore each month's dozens of repeated requests by persons or organizations seeking to see the infant Obama's actual birth certificate.
For personal privacy reasons the certificate resides under government lock and key in Hawaii and, as is his right, Obama has never authorized its release.
That's a refusal that has only inflamed conspiracy theorists who theorize that if it's really legit, what's Obama's problem with disclosing it? The repeated non-response of spokesmen has been that's a silly issue.
Nearly three years ago at The Ticket's request, the presidential campaign of Barack Hussein Obama released a copy of his Certificate of Live Birth, which we promptly published right here.
In the ensuing months, however, that proved insufficient evidence for those who believe the twice-sworn 44th president might possibly maybe could have been born in Kenya, which could mean that he wasn't born an American even though his Kansas-born mother was American, which then still conceivably might possibly mean that Obama is an illegitimate president, as is, then, everything he's done since Jan. 20, 2009, they hope.
They want to see the real document.
Of course, while conservatives remember that it was Hillary Clinton who actually started this whole "Birther" stuff, the fact that the GOP (i.e. Michael Steele) has allowed the fringe elements on the Right to grab onto it as hard as they have is just hard to watch. Leave it alone people, the fact that Barry is hovering around 47% approve is enough to let you know what people think about where the country is heading.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Former first Lady Laura Bush has some harsh words for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in her upcoming memoir "Spoken From The Heart."
On Tuesday, ABC's "Good Morning America" logged a report featuring excerpts from the book recently published by the New York Times.
Astonishingly, these included Mrs. Bush criticizing Pelosi and Reid for calling her husband "an incompetent leader " and a "loser...liar" respectively.
"The comments were uncalled for and graceless," GMA's Juju Chang surprisingly quoted the first lady with text on the screen.
"These particular words revealed the petty and parochial nature of some who serve in Congress"
Most Americans aren't racists. They're law-abiding citizens who want live the American dream and raise their children in a safe, moral and productive environment. No country in the world allows illegal aliens to run around rampant without fear of retribution like the U.S. does. None. Born outside the U.S. and want to live the American dream? Do the right thing and get naturalized.
Though the new immigration law she signed has led to criticism of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) around the world, a new poll from Rasmussen taken since the bill was signed shows that many people in her state are nothing but appreciative.
Brewer's job approval rating stands at 56% in the poll, a huge bounce from the last Rasmussen poll taken two weeks ago. That poll showed Brewer with a 40% approval rating.
Previous polling shows Brewer's approval rating well below the new Rasmussen numbers. The TPM Poll Average (including the new Rasmussen poll) shows Brewer with an approval rating of 46.3% and a disapproval rating of 43.4.
A U.S. military judge has cleared a Navy SEAL of wrongdoing in the alleged beating of a prisoner suspected of masterminding the grisly 2004 killings of four American contractors in Iraq.Just the fact that these brave NAVY Seals were tried in the first place is a disgrace, but it comes as no surprise that it happened under the watch of a radically leftwing administration that's notorious for sympathizing with terrorists. I'll bet Eric Holder Holder had a fit when Julio Huertas and Keefe were acquitted, let's hope he has a seizure when Matthew McCabe meets the same fate.
The military says the judge found insufficient evidence to convict Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Keefe on charges of dereliction of duty.
Keefe — one of three SEALS charged in the case — was not accused of assaulting Ahmed Hashim Abed but of failing to prevent the abuse.
The case has drawn fire from at least 20 members of Congress and other Americans who see it as coddling terrorists to overcompensate for the notorious Abu Ghraib prison scandal.
Liberalism is seriously a mental disorder.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
For a straight news representative of Fox News, Shep Smith continues to throw in plenty of opinionated asides – and to delightful effect. Today’s example? While discussing Florida senatorial candidate Marco Rubio’s opposition to the controversial new immigration law in Arizona with reporter Carl Cameron, Smith called the new law the “breathing while Latino law” and later compared it to another racial profiling controversy, the “driving while black law.” Whoa.The George Soros-funded narrative from the Left declares that FOX News boss Roger Ailes (aka "malignant tumor") only hires those who are willing to push him a conservative ideology, yet the likes of Shep Smith and Geraldo Rivera constantly disprove the liberal lie that FOX is nothing but an arm for the GOP.
Amateur hour continues in the Obama Era.
It's funny that the Left would actually think that Arizona Republicans would be stupid enough to craft an immigration law based more on emotion than actually abiding by the law, but then it's just like the liberal elite to think that anyone west or south of Ohio, much less without an Ivy-league education, is a complete moron.
The chattering class is aghast at Arizona's new immigration law. "Harkens back to apartheid," says the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Cynthia Tucker. "Shameful," says the Washington Post's E.J. Dionne. "Terrible…an invitation to abuse," says the New York Times' David Brooks.
For his part, President Obama calls the law "misguided" and says it "threaten[s] to undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans." Obama has ordered the Justice Department to "closely monitor the situation and examine the civil rights and other implications of this legislation."
Has anyone actually read the law? Contrary to the talk, it is a reasonable, limited, carefully-crafted measure designed to help law enforcement deal with a serious problem in Arizona. Its authors anticipated criticism and went to great lengths to make sure it is constitutional and will hold up in court. It is the criticism of the law that is over the top, not the law itself.
The law requires police to check with federal authorities on a person's immigration status, if officers have stopped that person for some legitimate reason and come to suspect that he or she might be in the U.S. illegally. The heart of the law is this provision: "For any lawful contact made by a law enforcement official or a law enforcement agency…where reasonable suspicion exists that the person is an alien who is unlawfully present in the United States, a reasonable attempt shall be made, when practicable, to determine the immigration status of the person…"
Critics have focused on the term "reasonable suspicion" to suggest that the law would give police the power to pick anyone out of a crowd for any reason and force them to prove they are in the U.S. legally. Some foresee mass civil rights violations targeting Hispanics.
What fewer people have noticed is the phrase "lawful contact," which defines what must be going on before police even think about checking immigration status. "That means the officer is already engaged in some detention of an individual because he's violated some other law," says Kris Kobach, a University of Missouri Kansas City Law School professor who helped draft the measure. "The most likely context where this law would come into play is a traffic stop."
But the artist, whose stylized portrait was emblematic of change, said he hasn't been wowed by Obama's performance in the White House thus far.
“Obama is to me a quality human being and someone that, given the limitations of the two-party system, that’s trying to do a good job,” Fairey told Niteside at a book signing at the Brooklyn Museum on Sunday.
“But I have to grade the whole thing on a curve because the two-party system to me is not yielding the results I want to see.”
Monday, April 26, 2010
Any wonder why The One's gotten so "OUTRAGED!" about Arizona's new illegal immigrants law? Angry Hispanics = VOTES!!! Expect the Teleprompter-In-Chief to "reconnect" with his black half any minute now.
The Democratic National Committee this morning released this clip of the president rallying the troops, if rather coolly, for 2010. Obama's express goal: "reconnecting" with the voters who voted for the first time in 2008, but who may not plan to vote in the lower-profile Congressional elections this year.
Obama speaks with unusual demographic frankness about his coalition in his appeal to "young people, African-Americans, Latinos, and women who powered our victory in 2008 [to] stand together once again."
Turning out those so-called "surge" voters -- who turned out for the first time to back Obama, but who sat out gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia last year -- has become the Democrats' central pre-occupation for the midterm elections, and the new Democratic effort to nationalize the election around Obama and his agenda mark an attempt to energize those voters.
"I don't even know why we get mad at George Bush. For what? . . . They're doing a job that was written for them to do. They're following a script. We need a new bowlin' alley - a whole new setup, a whole new thing. It's not just the individual. The next leader is gonna do the same thing, in truth disguise."
- Grammy-award winning singer Erykah Badu to Rolling Stone magazine (4/15/10 edition)
No Deal Yet For Financial Overhaul Bill As Test Vote Looms
'Decision Points': George Bush Memoir Coming Soon
Why Does Tea Party Need Infiltrating?
Race In The Least Of The Problems
Critics Point Out Movie About Dr. Kevorkian Is 'One-Sided'
Sex-selective Abortion A Rising Concern
Christian Theologian On Earth Day: 'Climate Change Is The Totalitarian's Dream Come True
A Final Act For The Debate Over Reparations
Inhofe: Cap-and-Trade Has No Chance In Senate
Another State Considers Arizona Eligibility Plan
Strained Obama-Israeli Relations Spur NYC Protests
'Victory' Over Obama? Hannity Shows How It Can Be Done
'Idol Gives Back' -- To Pro-Abortion Groups
Once Again, Obama Breaks Promise To Call Armenian Genocide 'Genocide'
Sunday, April 25, 2010
In a forthcoming New York magazine article on the Sarah Palin brand, Levi Johnston tells author Gabriel Sherman that "he is working on a memoir that would air the true story of the Palin household."
A brief excerpt from Mike Allen: "Sarah Palin is a singular national industry... This January, she signed a three-year contributor deal with Fox News worth $1 million a year, according to people familiar with the deal... Nowadays, for both poles of the political spectrum but especially for the right, politics is a business -- the entertainment business... It was Fox's Roger Ailes who had the insight that the American right was an underserved market, one with a powerful kind of brand loyalty."
Yeah, he's only 19 and young people are well-known for doing pretty dumb things that they later come to regret. But surely someone around him has whispered in his ear once or twice that as financially beneficial as its been, exploiting this intense dislike you have for your daughter's grandmom can't be in the best interest of your son. But then, to be fair maybe Bristol Palin needs to stay out of the spotlight too.
Ardent black Obama supporters don't like PBS talk show host Tavis Smiley's argument that Obama is failing to provide enough government support for blacks "catching hell" (try Washington Post editorial writer Jonathan Capehart). On Saturday, a Post book review by Kim McLarin of the new Obama-campaign novel by Pearl Cleage takes the Smiley-hate into fiction:
She even (I think) coins a term that I hope catches on across the country: "Tavis Smiley Syndrome," which is marked by an obsessive tendency to criticize, nitpick or otherwise whine about Obama. Ida diagnoses the disorder in her mother after the latter makes a snarky comment about "the Great God Obama." "Both my parents voted for the man," Ida comments, "and in their hearts, they realize how lucky we are to have him, but it's almost like they can't admit it, even to themselves. Tavis Smiley Syndrome. Easy to recognize, impossible to argue.
Heh. So I guess "Tavis Smiley Syndrome" will become the new "Uncle Tom". Dare to criticize a man whose done nothing for Blacks regarding crime, guns, education and jobs and you're a 'sellout', even a guy like Tavis Smiley who last time I checked was toeing the line as best he could for years now. But then the Left needs race and the black libs are all too willing to walk right into the trap, such a useful purpose they serve.
Sarah Palin testified Friday about the disruption and hurt caused when her e-mail account was hacked during the 2008 presidential campaign and said outside court that there should be consequences for what happened.
She declined to say if she thinks conviction of the 22-year-old defendant should lead to prison or if community service would be punishment enough. "That's up to the judge," she said when she stopped to talk to reporters outside the courthouse.
Former University of Tennessee student David Kernell, the 22-year-old son of a Democratic state lawmaker, is charged with hacking the Yahoo! e-mail account as Palin campaigned in 2008 as the Republican vice presidential candidate.
Kernell faces up to 50 years in federal prison if convicted of identity theft, mail fraud and two other felony charges. His lawyer has said the case is a prank and Kernell had no criminal intent.
Asked outside the courtroom if she thought the charges against Kernell were excessive, Palin said, "I don't know, but I do think there should be consequences for bad behavior."