Friday, November 26, 2010
All that sighing gives it away...Michelle Obama hates playing second fiddle to anyone, much less can't stand being the First Lady. What an angry woman.
She's getting too good at this, yet they still haven't learned so she keeps making them look stupid:
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin on Thursday struck back at media members that bothered reporting the slip of the tongue she made the previous day concerning North Korea being America's ally.RELATED: Sarah Palin Has A Point
In a Facebook posting entitled "A Thanksgiving Message to All 57 States," Palin mocked news outlets for not giving similar coverage to gaffes made by Barack Obama:
My fellow Americans in all 57 states, the time has changed for come. With our country founded more than 20 centuries ago, we have much to celebrate – from the FBI’s 100 days to the reforms that bring greater inefficiencies to our health care system. We know that countries like Europe are willing to stand with us in our fight to halt the rise of privacy, and Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s. And let’s face it, everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma and they end up taking up a hospital bed. It costs, when, if you, they just gave, you gave them treatment early, and they got some treatment, and ah, a breathalyzer, or an inhalator. I mean, not a breathalyzer, ah, I don’t know what the term is in Austrian for that…
As can be seen, Palin included links to YouTube videos of Obama saying some really absurd things:
If you can’t remember hearing about them, that’s because for the most part the media didn’t consider them newsworthy.
Palin also noted that she didn't mention any of Joe Biden's famous gaffes - "I didn’t have enough time."
If the media had bothered to actually listen to all of my remarks on Glenn Beck’s radio show, they would have noticed that I refer to South Korea as our ally throughout, that I corrected myself seconds after my slip-of-the-tongue, and that I made it abundantly clear that pressure should be put on China to restrict energy exports to the North Korean regime. The media could even have done due diligence and checked my previous statements on the subject, which have always been consistent, and in fact even ahead of the curve. But why let the facts get in the way of a good story?
This tilts towards being racist. Yes, Michael Steele says a lot of dumb things, but he's a raised a boatload of cash for Repubs as RNC chair and considering the "shellacking" the GOP gave to Democrats just a few weeks ago in the midterm elections, why is this even being talked about? And does anyone really think that Michael Sreele will get in the way of beating Obama in 2012? Republicans got way bigger problems to worry about than what Steele does in the next couple of years. Besides that who's going to replace him? Sarah Palin? Right. Just dumb and ignorant:
A significant bloc of Republican National Committee members wants embattled chairman Michael Steele to step aside, but the rank and file have failed to settle on a clear alternative, according to Associated Press interviews with committee members.
More than four dozen interviews with members of the 168-member central committee found fear that a badly damaged Steele could emerge from the wreckage of a knockdown, drag-out fight to head the party as it challenges President Barack Obama in 2012. While most agree that Steele's time has been rough — and costly — the members also recognize that a leadership fight could overshadow gains that Republicans made in the midterm elections.
With balloting set to take place in just two months, many just want Steele to go.
"You can't keep spending the kind of money they're spending every month just to operate the RNC," said committee member Ada Fisher of North Carolina. "I would hope he would step aside."
"The question is who should be hired for the next two years, It's not a matter of firing anybody," said James Bopp, a committee member from Indiana who holds great sway among social conservatives on the panel. "I just don't think Steele has performed at the level we need for the presidential cycle."
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wow. While this probably won’t be the Sarah Palin radio quote that gets the most attention today, it might actually be the most interesting. In a humble and self-aware moment, Palin told Sean Hannity that she might actually not run for president if she fears that all the attention she’s gotten through reality television and her beef with some of the Republican leadership has become a distraction and might hurt the chances of obtaining her real stated goal: stopping the Obama administration.Easily the most sensible comment she's made in a while. I mean, ff Sarah Palin feels the need to go after an 80-year-old woman for stating her opinion, how the heck is going to handle all the drama that comes with the Presidential campaign trail? I'm just saying being a "distraction" would be the least of her worries.
“I want to be realistic about this. I want to offer myself up in the name of public service if I can do good and if the debate can be centered around those things that Americans should be talking about. Now I realize that I’m an unconventional potential candidate and, because of that, I don’t want to be speculated about – whether I’m gonna run or not – if all it does is kind of gin up controversy and superficial, ridiculous items to talk about, as we’ve seen in the last couple of weeks, and get people distracted from the important issues that Americans need to be discussing as we go into the 2012 election to unseat Barack Obama.”
These quotes are kind of brilliant for any number of ways. First off, Palin can point to them as a prediction of any criticism she may get in the future for her television series or mistakes she may make like the one this morning. More importantly though, if she does eventually drop out of the race, either to pursue other options (of which she has a great many) or because she doesn’t think she can win, this gives her a perfect and noble excuse. “Oh, Sarah Palin isn’t leaving the campaign trail because she’s not electable, she’s doing it for the good of the country.” It’s just like when she left her governor’s position and sent out a bunch of quotes about being better able to spread her message by being in the contiguous US.
This kind of stuff happens when you listen to MSNBC too much:
Federal agents arrested a 48-year-old Pasco County woman in connection to a threat that locked down Broward County schools earlier this month and prompted a top aide to step down from a congressman-elect's office.
Ellisa Martinez of New Port Richey surrendered late Tuesday to FBI agents near Los Angeles. She is accused of sending an e-mail on Nov. 10 to South Florida conservative radio talk show host Joyce Kaufman, who was tapped to be U.S. Rep.-elect Allen West's chief of staff.
The e-mail praised Kaufman for encouraging people to "exercise our Second Amendment rights" and said "something big" would happen at a government building in Broward County, maybe a school.
"We'll end this year of 2010 in a blaze of glory for sure," the e-mail said, according to federal investigators.
The following morning, a woman called the radio station, WFTL 850 AM in South Florida, and reported her husband had sent the threatening e-mail. The woman added that her husband was going to a school in Pembroke Pines to carry out a shooting and asked the station to broadcast a plea to her husband to not do it.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
No shame in his game whatsoever, but he's a Democrat so that sound you hear is crickets.While November’s election brought a tsunami of change to Michigan policies, some incumbents are untouchable. So untouchable, apparently, that they openly read girlie magazines on their trips to and from Washington. Detroit Congressman John Conyers was caught on camera in a late July flight to DC this summer ogling a Playboy magazine.
The video and pictures – first posted by ex-Detroit News reporter and New York Times Pulitzer Prize winner Charlie LeDuff on his Facebook page – were taken by an anonymous passenger seated in the same row as the 81-year old congressman. Conyers – in his aisle seat – is shown flipping though pages showing two nude gal pals in the August issue of Playboy. And he also apparently reads Hefner’s product for the articles! He appears to linger on an article titled “La Chatte” by Maureen Gibbon.
Of course, Mr. Conyers is the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, so it is entirely possible he is preparing for a committee hearing on the legal definition of pornography. Or perhaps he is studying new TSA pat-down procedures for female passengers.
Whatever the case, the congressman doesn’t seem bashful about sharing his reading habits with nearby passengers and passing flight attendants.
Chris Matthews Attacks Michele Bachmann as 'Zombie-Like' and 'Moonie-Like' for Defending Free Enterprise on BBC
MSNBC host Chris Matthews cannot understand how conservatives could think that free enterprise is somehow American, and that being anti-free enterprise seems anti-American. On Tuesday night's Hardball, Matthews boosted a new effort by Democrats like David Brock and Kathleen Kennedy Townsend to organize their own independent-expenditure campaign to beat Republicans. Matthews brought on Townsend, who couldn't even win a race for governor of a blue state (Maryland) to explain how she would make the Democrats victorious. Matthews aired BBC video of Rep. Michele Bachmann (clearly borrowed from the Think Progress blog, since you can see the "Pro" of their logo), and attacked her as like a zombie, a Moonie, and a Manchurian Candidate:
MATTHEWS: Look at her eye contact. I asked her when we had her on election night if she's under hypnosis. She doesn't answer the question. She looks straight ahead in that kind of zombie-like manner, like she's waiting for somebody to flash a card, like in "Manchurian Candidate." I mean, I don't know what her state is. She apparently just got blown away running for leadership, so the members of the House on the Republican side --
TOWNSEND: Well, they know.
MATTHEWS: -- know who she is.
TOWNSEND: They know that she`s a problem.
MATTHEWS: But this kind of bizarro behavior, where you come on, Moonie-like, if you will, and just stare into the camera and recite this -- the question was, Do you think the president`s anti-American?
TOWNSEND: No, no, no.
MATTHEWS: Yes or no? No, she talked about, what, equity shares and - -
TOWNSEND: It`s totally strange. And the fact is, she`s wrong about what`s going -- what we need to America. We need a strong health care system, which every other industrialized country has. And if you do polls, as you know, Chris, of the American people, they want health care. In fact, they wished it were stronger.
Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2010/11/24/chris-matthews-attacks-michele-bachmann-zombie-and-moonie-defending-free#ixzz16EBH1hDu
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Via Greg Hengler, why not? Why not at least send them through the scanner, just as a PSA to remind passengers that they can skip the junk-touching if they’re willing to stand in front of the machine for a few seconds? Frankly, I’m surprised that The One hasn’t already mobilized Napolitano and TSA chief John Pistole to be scanned in full view of TV cameras to help calm passengers’ nerves, as Villaraigosa had the good political sense to do yesterday at LAX. After all, the backlash to the backlash is now in full swing, with loyal liberals loudly proclaiming that their junk is here for the touching. Seize the moment, Barry! Now’s the time for a little proactive “messaging” — if only to distract people from the whining by White House aides about how frustrated they are with the public’s grumbling.
As for Huck’s insistence that strip-or-grope is unconstitutional, the truth is a bit more nuanced. See this primer from CBS on how courts balance protections against unreasonable searches with the special security needs of airports. They can’t do anything they like to you, but as long as they’re being no more intrusive than necessary — and arguably, per the Abdulmutallab plot, checking people’s junk is now necessary — then they’re probably safe. (Er, what happens then if a terrorist is caught smuggling explosives in a body cavity?) Which is to say, when that TSA supervisor famously told John Tyner, “By buying your ticket you gave up a lot of rights,” he wasn’t as wrong as you might think. Exit question: Okay, let’s give up the scanners and the patdowns. What’s Huck’s solution once we do that?
Monday, November 22, 2010
Palin Derangement Syndrome is now official:
Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas have received death threats and "Dancing with the Stars" has measurably heightened security ... sources connected with the show tell TMZ.
We're told the threats began to come in last week, after Bristol and Mark made the finals. Execs on the show told Mark to stop tweeting because it was inciting people. Mark complied.
Sources connected with the show tell us extra security will be on hand tonight for the show. And, if Bristol and Mark head to New York, execs are talking about breaking format and not doing their interview outside in Times Square -- but rather in the studio, where it's more secure.
TMZ broke the story ... a staffer on the show opened a "fan letter" to Bristol on Friday and white powder fell out. Turns out it was talcum powder, but the FBI is investigating nonetheless.
As one source said, "Everyone is genuinely worried. This is a dance competition, and it's just gotten crazy."
First Newt Gingrich and now Palin, I'm seeing a pattern developing (ignoring the liberal media) and I'm loving it:
If you find that your Sarah Palin needs are somehow unsated, good news! Tonight she sits down with Fox News’ Sean Hannity and reveals that she wouldn’t bother sitting down again with CBS Evening News Anchor Katie Couric, calling her ‘a reporter who already has such a bias against whatever it is that I would come out and say?’
TV Newser has the transcript:
“As for doing an interview, though, with a reporter who already has such a bias against whatever it is that I would come out and say? Why waste my time? No.”
“I want to help clean up the state that is so sorry today of journalism. And I have a communications degree. I studied journalism, who, what, where, when, and why of reporting. I will speak to reporters who still understand that cornerstone of our democracy, that expectation that the public has for truth to be reported. And then we get to decide our own opinion based on the facts reported to us.”
“So a journalist, a reporter who is so biased and will, no doubt, spin and gin up whatever it is that I have to say to create controversy, I swear to you, I will not my waste my time with her. Or him.”
Couric’s interview with then Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin in the Fall of 2008 raised many eyebrows because the then Alaska Governor seemed unwilling to reveal the specific magazine titles that she read, among other bon mots that many saw as damaging to the McCain-Palin ticket.
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Sunday, November 21, 2010
They hate her because they can't stop her, much less contain her:
A federal judge ordered Gawker on Saturday to take down excerpts the website posted from Sarah Palin's upcoming book until at least November 30.
The post was removed by Saturday evening.
In his two-page decision, U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa told Gawker to cease "from continuing to distribute, publish or otherwise transmit pages" from Sarah Palin's "America by Heart" until a hearing scheduled for November 30.
Gawker did not immediately respond to e-mail and telephone messages from CNN seeking comment on the case.
Thursday, the online gossip website had shot back via a post that read:
"Did you catch the excerpt we posted yesterday from Sarah Palin's new book? Sarah did. She tweets with rage: 'The publishing world is LEAKING out-of-context excerpts of my book w/out my permission? Isn't that illegal?' [Sarah: If you're reading this -- and if you are, welcome! -- you may want to take a moment to familiarize yourself with the law.]"
"America by Heart" is Palin's second book, following the 2009 publication of "Going Rogue." It is due out on Tuesday.
Following the Gawker leak, the former Alaska governor posted on her Facebook page an excerpt from the upcoming book.
"We have to know what makes America exceptional today more than ever because it is under assault today more than ever," she wrote. "This is my America, from my heart, and by my heart. I give it now to my children and grandchildren, and to yours, so they will always know what it was like in America when people were free."
Just when you thought it was safe to send your kids to college:
Was a college professor "provoking discussion" -- or criticizing students who don't endorse global warming?
CampusReform.org, a student group launched by the conservative Leadership Institute in Arlington, Va., has circulated a video online of a professor telling students who don't believe in taking steps to end global warming that "blood will be on your hands."
But the video shows fewer than two minutes of excerpts from the lecture at Louisiana State University. And astronomy professor Bradley Schaefer says he is being wrongly targeted by the conservative activists who released the excerpts of his 40-minute lecture on climate change.
"What I was doing was very intentional. I was posing all sides of how to handle global warming, and I was challenging all sides of it, too," Schaefer told The Associated Press. He argued the clips misrepresent his point, which was to provoke discussion about climate change policy. Schaefer said that he gave equal criticism to students with other points of view.
Bryan Bernys, national director of CampusReform.org, agreed that the professor targeted both groups -- unevenly, in his opinion.
"He did attack both extremes of I guess you'd call it ideology," Bernys said. But the comments directed at climate skeptics were "more aggressive and outlandish," Bernys told FoxNews.com.
Newt Gingrich Refuses To Participate In Any Debate With “Hostile” Chris Matthews And Keith Olbermann
Good for Newt. no sense bothering with leftwing ideologists posing as "journalists":
With speculation about Republican candidates for President running wild, likely candidate Newt Gingrich appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal and declared that the Republican candidates for President should organize the terms of the debates and not the news media. Before one dismisses this as the usual conservative gripe against the “liberal media,” it does consistently seem odd that MSNBC attempts to put Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann in the position of hosting election night coverage or moderating candidate debates when each host clearly has a liberal perspective.
Newt’s verbal smackdown:
There’s no possibility that I would ever go to a debate and have Olbermann or Chris Matthews asking questions. I watched the debate a couple of years ago and it was an embarrassment because they were so relentlessly hostile and they were so left-wing that every question they asked of the Republicans was designed to embarrass and divide the Republicans. And every question they asked the Democrats was designed to make them look good. Well why would we participate in that?
What Newt suggests instead is a more serious and substantive debate, possibly even without a moderator, so that the candidates could have more of a conversation and not be limited to “absurd time limits” or have the media focus on gotcha questions. Well what fun would that be? Although Newt’s complaint is likely much ado about nothing since Meet the Press host David Gregory would probably now moderate any NBC debate, it still will be fun to see if Matthews or Olbermann have a “hostile” response.
Again, with the Left still in charge of Congress there's really no point in doing it the right way and becoming a U.S. citizen anymore:
As President Obama and his Democratic allies push to pass legislation this year that would allow certain illegal immigrants to become legal U.S. residents, Republicans are pushing back with details about the DREAM Act that have gone largely unnoticed.
The legislation would permit young people to become U.S. residents after spending two years in college or the military. It would apply to immigrants who were under 16 when they arrived in the U.S., have been in the country at least five years and have a diploma from a U.S. high school or the equivalent.
But Republican Sen. Jeff Session of Alabama released a "DREAM Alert" revealing that at least one version of the legislation would allow qualified illegal immigrants up to the age of 35 to gain resident status, prevent the Department of Homeland Security from removing any illegal who has a pending application – regardless of age or criminal record – and offers amnesty to qualified illegals with misdemeanor convictions, even DUIs.
The alert says that not only would the legislation put an estimated 2.1 million illegal immigrants on a path to citizenship, it would also give them access to in-state tuition rates at public universities, federal student loans, and federal work-study programs.