Sunday, October 31, 2010
41 And 43 Open Game 4
DIT also includes links to the original classic, this for comparison, and Charlie Crist, who makes The Messiah look like Bo Jackson.
Well: not really.
Republican Governors Association: Remember In November
Rally To Validate Idioicy Bans Video Cameras
WOW: NOW Condemns Gawker's Blatant Slander Against Christine O'Donnell
From O'Donnell's Facebook page comes the news that the National Organization for Women (NOW) has condemned Gawker's attack on O'Donnell, and further against women in general.
“This story is just another example of the sexism and slander that female candidates are forced to deal with. From Secretary Clinton, to Governor Palin, to soon-to-be Governor Haley, Christine’s political opponents have been willing to engage in appalling and baseless attacks — all with the aim of distracting the press from covering the real issues in this race. Even the National Organization for Women gets it, but Christine’s opponent disturbingly does not. As Chris Coons said on September 16th he would not condone personal attacks against Christine. Classless Coons goons have proven yet again to have no sense of common decency or common sense with their desperate attacks to get another rubber stamp for the Obama-Pelosi-Reid agenda. Such attacks are truly shameful, but they will not distract us from making our case to Delaware voters — and keeping the focus on Chris Coons’ record of higher taxes, increased spending, and as he has done again here, breaking his promises to the voters.”
The National Organization for Women (NOW) on Thursday condemned the tabloid website Gawker for publishing an anonymous account: NOW issued a statement late Thursday stating that “sexist, misogynist attacks against women have no place in the electoral process, regardless of a particular candidate’s political ideology.”
“NOW repudiates Gawker’s decision to run this piece. It operates as public sexual harassment. And like all sexual harassment, it targets not only O’Donnell, but all women contemplating stepping into the public sphere,” said NOW president Terry O’Neill.
Guess it was getting hard to ignore all the leftist misogyny going on whilst they sat back on the porch sippin' their Slurpees. After all, gals: you're the National Organization for Women; not the National Organization for Left Wing Women, or Right Wing Women, or any other "identity" with which you can divide society.
Vote for Christine O'Donnell November 2.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Lawson For Congress
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Thursday, October 28, 2010
Hillary Democrats To Rush: We're Taking The Party Down From Inside
Oh boy, now we're getting somewhere. Here are excerpts from an open letter to Rush Limbaugh at the HillBuzz website declaring Hillary-backers' support for taking down the Obama Democrats:
Read it all. It's either deliciously devastating or devastatingly delicious.
During the campaign, Donna Brazile famously said that the Democrat Party no longer needed the people Obama once described as “bitter, religion-and-guns-clinging, Midwesterners”. Brazile took this further and said, outright, that the Democrat party did not need blue-collar white voters, the Jacksonian voters, the Hillary voters, because the party was “Obamafied” and would win elections for generations with the Obama coalition of blacks, Leftist elites, Hispanics, low information gay voters, and self-hating Jews.
This is all the Democrats have left, Rush.
Speaking from personal experience, as someone who has worked in fundraising for over 10 years and who has been a part of every presidential campaign since 1992, the Democrats have permanently alienated tens of millions of people who normally turned out reliably every year not just to vote Democrat, but also to write checks and otherwise participate in campaigns.
No more. Never again.
Here in Chicago, just about everyone who was part of Team Hillary efforts with me on the ground has completely divorced themselves from the Democrat Party. Being called a racist repeatedly and hearing from Donna Brazile that we are not needed will do that to a person.
But in a bigger sense, Democrats, by being so shameless and aggressive with the voter fraud in 2008 have opened too many eyes for us to ever go back to pretending that fraud and corrupt practices aren’t the hallmark of the Democrat Party.
There was a show on ABC a few years ago called Alias starring Jennifer Garner in which she played a woman working for a company called Credit Dauphine…which she was told was a front for a CIA organization called SD6. Garner’s character, Sidney Bristow, carried out her missions for SD6, overlooking different things the organization did that she might not have liked, because she thought she was doing what was best for the country. And then, one day, Sidney learned SD6 was actually an enemy of America…that it’s real mission was to destroy the country…that everything Sidney was told about SD6 was a lie. The mask came off SD6, and Sidney Bristow realized she had to work aggressively to take the whole enterprise down.
Rush (and his listeners), please hear me on this because you will not read this in the media — but just about every one of us from the Hillary 2008 campaign is a Sidney Bristow today.
Those of us who worked Democrat campaigns in the past put up with union associations and the other unsavory aspects of being a Democrat because we were told this was the only way Democrats could win…with union muscle. But, in 2008 the Democrats revealed themselves to be an SD6 conglomeration of every force in this country that wants to bring America down, tank our economy, usurp our Constitution, and lay waste to the American way of life.
Democrats took off the mask. The DNC reveled in being fully Leftist-controlled. Crazy people unapologetic in their Communist admiration took over positions of great influence not just in the DNC, but in our state and federal governments as well.
I’m horrified by that.
Hillary supporters are horrified by that.
And we have not sat back quietly to allow this to happen without a fight.
I know for a fact that people I worked with on the Hillary 2008 campaign have been actively working against every single Democrat who supported Obama’s nomination. Everyone who backstabbed Hillary Clinton is being undermined and sabotaged by people who might still be registered as Democrats but have no more loyalty to the party. Sometimes, conservative sites try to make this into a “sour grapes” sort of “Hillary’s revenge” meme — and there might be a taste of this in what’s going on — but the real driving force is that we former Democrats saw just how insane these people really are and we are now doing everything we can, behind the scenes, to use everything we know about the Democrat Party to collapse it from within.
If you think about it logically, there is not enough energy to sustain a years-long drive to remove Obama supporters from office just because people are still upset Hillary Clinton was not the 2008 nominee and is not president today. Sometimes, I think even you believe this is what this is all about. Your “Reverse Operation Chaos” initiative seems predicated on this, but that belief is apocryphal in that it misses a few big marks.
This is and it isn’t about Hillary.
What it’s really about is what the Democrat Party did to Hillary that alienated tens of millions of Jacksonian/Clintonian/middleclass Americans from the party permanently — and this includes what the party and Obama campaign did to Hillary’s supporters themselves (ie, calling them racists, telling them they weren’t wanted, calling them bitter clingers, etc.).
For the first time in our lives, so many of us former Democrats were given an Alinsky taste of what the Democrat Party really stand for…what it really believes…and how it really feels about America, our Constitution, our economy, and our way of life.
Howard Dean, Donna Brazile, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Obama took the mask off the Democrat Party…and the Leftist gorgon that lurked beneath is something America-loving, middleclass, Jacksonian/Clintonian Democrats want nothing to do with.
Either way, I really can't wait to thank them for their contribution on November 2.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Question Of The Day
Another Lying Democrat Pig
Fox News: Aide to Harry Reid Lied to Feds, Submitted False Documents About Sham Marriage To Suspected Terrorist
Really, On November 2, Fire Harry Reid
Idiocy On Parade
Voting Machines Tilting Democrat UPDATED
Dallas: More About That Voting Machine "Glitch"
Friday morning we had that item about computer programmer Don Relyea's run-in with that touch-screen voting machine at the Audelia Road Library, where a vote for Gov. Rick Perry appeared to morph into a straight-ticket Green Party vote. Now, see, Dallas County Elections Administrator Bruce Sherbet told us he though the thing looked phony, echoing others who insist Relyea used his thumb to change his vote. Sherbet also wasn't pleased Relyea shot a video inside the voting booth -- only because it's against the law.
Well, Marketplace picks up the story today, and while Sherbet's still not buying it -- he tells the American Public Media show, "It looks like a hoax" -- J. Alex Halderman, an assistant prof of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Michigan, isn't ready to dismiss the WTF so quickly. Says he: "This is a known class of problems with touch-screen voting machines." When asked what could cause this, Halderman says: "A mistake in the logic of the ballot." The jokes write themselves. Listen to the broadcast here.
North Carolina: Voter reports problem with ballot machine
A Craven County voter says he had a near miss at the polls on Thursday when an electronic voting machine completed his straight-party ticket for the opposite of what he intended.Nevada: Nevada Voters Complain Of Problems At Polls
Sam Laughinghouse of New Bern said he pushed the button to vote Republican in all races, but the voting machine screen displayed a ballot with all Democrats checked. He cleared the screen and tried again with the same result, he said. Then he asked for and received help from election staff.
“They pushed it twice and the same thing happened,” Laughinghouse said. “That was four times in a row. The fifth time they pushed it and the Republicans came up and I voted.”
Some voters in Boulder City complained on Monday that their ballot had been cast before they went to the polls, raising questions about Clark County's electronic voting machines.More as it happens.
Voter Joyce Ferrara said when they went to vote for Republican Sharron Angle, her Democratic opponent, Sen. Harry Reid's name was already checked.
Ferrara said she wasn't alone in her voting experience. She said her husband and several others voting at the same time all had the same thing happen.
"Something's not right," Ferrara said. "One person that's a fluke. Two, that's strange. But several within a five minute period of time -- that's wrong."
Be the Wave!
On November 2 vote Republican and quadruple check your ballots!
Leftist Brands Patriotism As Incivility UPDATED
And what was the incivility in question? The spontaneous recitation by citizens at a public gathering of their Pledge of Allegiance, against the authoritarian protestations of an OFA, ACORN and Soros-connected "progressive activist" named Kathy Tate-Bradish.
Let's watch the scene again. Because I like this area very much.
Oh and how 'bout this gem from the Daily Herald:
Illinois’ top League of Women Voters official said “phony patriotism” is driving criticism over a moderator’s reaction when she was asked if the Pledge of Allegiance would be recited before an 8th Congressional District debate this week.Well, then one certainly is not a better American by not reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, is one? It's only logical. Meaning, you know, honest.
Executive Director Jan Czarnik said what happened at Wednesday’s debate and subsequent criticism directed at moderator Kathy Tate-Bradish was an attempt by supporters of Republican candidate Joe Walsh of McHenry and tea party members to bully the organization.
Czarnik said someone is not a better American just by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
“It’s a phony patriotism issue is what it is,” she said. “They must think it helps their campaign.”
For conservatives fighting against the "progressive" onslaught, it all comes down to simple and all-encompassing "freedom," which these patriotic folks loudly declared.
Yid With Lid Updates: (UPDATED) Illinois League of Women Voters Big Shot Who Bashed Pledge of Allegiance, Is Former ACORN Worker
Be the Wave on November 2.
What seemed like a unanimous spontaneous show of Patriotism, gave Ms Tate-Bradish an opportunity to criticize the GOP Candidate in the press, saying that it was all the fault of the unruly republicans, the Executive director of the group echoed her sentiments. What the press didn't report [was] that both the moderator and the Executive Director have been very active in the progressive movement.
Ms Tate-Bradish, the moderator was very involved in the Illinois effort to make Barak Obama president, she even hosted campaign events for Obama in her own home.
Illinois League of Women Voters Executive Director Jan Czarnik said what happened at the debate and subsequent criticism directed at moderator Kathy Tate-Bradish was an attempt by supporters of Republican candidate Joe Walsh and tea party members to bully the organization.
By all of the press reports almost all of the crowd stood up to cite the pledge, so is Czarnik saying that Democrats don't believe in reciting the pledge?
I am sure her criticism of Republicans and the Tea Party had absolutely nothing to do with the Fact she used to work for progressive mainstays such as ACORN's Project Vote, and the Progressive People for the American Way. Below is the notice of Ms Czarnik's hiring by the League.
...Judging by their backgrounds and their reaction to a spontaneous public display of patriotism, neither Jan Czarnik nor Kathy Tate-Bradish fit a reasonable definition of non-partisan.
STORY UPDATE: Found another video of the incident, which shows much more of the debate including the "don't disrespect me" line and the fact that Tate-Bradish did not seem to moderate fairly.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Obama: 69% Of Americans Are "Enemies" Who Must Be "Punished" By Latino Voters
Via The Hill:and this, via Rasmussen:
Latino voters, the president said, would have an opportunity to send a message to Republicans, who Obama accused of “politicizing” immigration reform and the border security debate. Obama said “pressure has to be put on the Republican Party” if immigration reform is to become a reality.
“And if Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, we’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us, if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it’s gonna be harder — and that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November 2,” he said.
Obama says the 69 percent of Americans who want the border controlled are "enemies." Not opponents; not political adversaries. FOR OBAMA, THE VAST MAJORITY OF AMERICANS ARE ENEMIES WHO MUST BE PUNISHED BY LATINOS.
A growing majority of Americans believe that gaining control of the border is more important than legalizing illegal immigrants, and three out of four (74%) say the government is not doing enough to make that happen.
So there's yer race card right there, with a hint of class warfare thrown in for good measure.
Be the Wave on November 2.
Barney Frank, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
To those millions of Americans whose savings were wiped out in the fall of 2008 - here's the main culprit right here: Barney Frank (D, Mass.).
On November 2, Fire Barney Frank.
Be the Wave on November 2.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Juan Williams Opines On NPR
Defunding in January 2011.
Meanwhile, November 2, make it a Tsunami.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Mike Pence: No Compromise
Mike Pence has been talking for ages about what Republicans need to do in the next Congress, and he has found his constituency in the tea party movement. There is certainly no question that the tea party loves Mike Pence.
In this Politico piece, Mike Pence isn't merely suggesting a course of action; he's stating the prevailing temperament of the American people. There's a big difference there that the left is unwilling to acknowledge because it means the end of their attempt to, in the words of the Messiah, "fundamentally transform America."
House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence of Indiana, in a clear jab at a Wall Street Journal story that indicated the GOP would look to avoid gridlock, plans to say that “there can be no compromise that allows more borrowing, more spending, more deficits and more debt.”I believe Mike Pence will increasingly be seen as the voice of the American majority, and I prophecy he will be a great president.
“Now, the last few days there has been some talk about how Republicans could avoid the ‘mistakes’ of 1995 by seeking compromise with this administration,” according to an excerpt reported by the conservative blog Redstate. “The last Republican Congress didn’t suffer from too little compromise, it suffered from too much. Republicans lost their majority because of too much compromise on spending and deficits and debt.”
Friday, October 22, 2010
Patriots Defy Anti-American Debate Moderator
To which the roomful of citizens replied, "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all":
Thursday, October 21, 2010
George Soros Behind The Juan Williams Firing
It's not surprising, really: George Soros just pumped $1.8 million into NPR to hire bounty hunters to go after Fox News, and this is the first evidence of a return on his investment in shutting down freedom of speech in America. George Soros has also, for the first time, publicly donated another mil to Media Matters (he's been secretly donating to MM for years, but he's apparently decided it's time to go public), and to the HuffPo for the same purpose - to "get" Fox News.
So Juan Williams is the first casualty in George Soros' war on Fox.
But George Soros has not just declared war on Fox - he has declared war on America, on the American people, on the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, on the very idea of America. To fight that war, he bought Think Progress, Media Matters, MoveOn.org, the Center for American Progress, the Apollo Alliance, the Tides Foundation, ACORN, the Huffington Post and more. He bought the Democrat Party, and he bought Barack Hussein Obama.
And now the war is on, right out in the open, and Americans are watching it all unfold just in time for November 2.
The choice on November 2 is clear: You can vote Republican, or you can vote for George Soros.
NPR's Mewling Dhimmis Fire Juan Williams. Really.
Is that what it's coming to? National Public Radio can fire a man for speaking his mind because he doesn't hew to a First Amendment-violating company line?
The education of Juan Williams continues.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Kos To Kostards: I'm So F'n Stupid
Note to Kos and 'tards: that burning sensation in your cheeks? That's the heat generated by your brain realizing its own stupidity.
Ifill tries to headfake away her stupidity, but it ain't workin'.
Kos will probably just keep his idiot melon down until it blows over; that's just what you do when you're wrong every. Fucking. Day.
The Good Michelle: The significance of 1773: Moron leftists mock Palin, embarrass themselves.
Europe Reconsiders Multi-Kulti
Germany's attempt to create a multi-cultural society has failed completely, Chancellor Angela Merkel said at the weekend, calling on the country's immigrants to learn German and adopt Christian values.Meanwhile, back in the Netherlands, Geert Wilders has "joined with the centuries of distinguished scholars who reached the exact same conclusions about Islam back when it was politically acceptable to voice such concerns." Andrew Bostom writes:
Merkel weighed in for the first time in a blistering debate sparked by a central bank board member saying the country was being made "more stupid" by poorly educated and unproductive Muslim migrants.
"Multikulti", the concept that "we are now living side by side and are happy about it," does not work, Merkel told a meeting of younger members of her conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party at Potsdam near Berlin.
"This approach has failed, totally," she said, adding that immigrants should integrate and adopt Germany's culture and values.
"We feel tied to Christian values. Those who don't accept them don't have a place here," said the chancellor.
"Subsidising immigrants" isn't sufficient, Germany has the right to "make demands" on them, she added, such as mastering the language of Goethe and abandoning practices such as forced marriages.
Merkel spoke a week after talks with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in which they pledged to do more to improve the often poor integration record of Germany's 2.5-million-strong Turkish community.
Turkish President Abdullah Gul, in a weekend interview, also urged the Turkish community living in Germany to master the language of their adopted country.
"When one doesn't speak the language of the country in which one lives that doesn't serve anyone, neither the person concerned, the country, nor the society," the Turkish president told the Suedeutsche Zeitung.
"That is why I tell them at every opportunity that they should learn German, and speak it fluently and without an accent. That should start at nurseries."
Wilders’ assessment not only comports with scholarly observations made (primarily) before the advent of the postmodern Western scourge of cultural relativism, it is supported by contemporary hard polling data from 2006 -2007, and a more recent follow-up reported February 25, 2009. At present, overwhelming Muslim majorities — i.e., better than two-thirds (see the weighted average calculated here) of a well-conducted survey of the world’s most significant and populous Arab and non-Arab Muslim countries — want these immoderate outcomes: ’strict application’ of Shari’a, Islamic law, and a global caliphate.None of which are compatible with western democracy, period.
Obamacare Cost Increases Hit Boeing Employees
How big is the first bite? AP reports:Deductibles, the share of medical costs that employees pay annually before their plan kicks in, will go up to $300 for individuals, an increase of $100. For families, the new deductible will be $900, an increase of $300.
In addition, Boeing is instituting a copayment of 10 percent after the deductible has been met. The copayment will rise to 20 percent in 2012.
The hike in the deductible is a hit, but the copayment is big money, and the 20% copayment that kicks in next year will almost certainly devastate some families with high medical bills.
Remember the president's "guarantee": You could keep the insurance you had if you liked it. Unless the president meant that you could keep it at a much higher cost, the president's "guarantee" --made over and over again-- was an obvious lie when it was offered, and proof of that is arriving every day.
Again, this is just the first bite of Obamacare. "Looking ahead," the St. Louis Business Journal reported a Boeing executive as explaining, "the company is working to manage its programs now so it doesn't hit a threshold in 2018 that would trigger a 40% excise tax on the value of the health plans."
Finally, president Jackass3D says something all Americans can agree with:
And that is a big fuckin' mouthful, to borrow a Bitemeism.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Home Depot Founder To Obama: Stop Bashing Business, Mr. President
The "Elite's" Historical Illiteracy
Our universities have produced two generations of highly educated people who seem unable to recognize the spirited defense of fundamental American principles, even when it takes place for more than a year and a half right in front of their noses.
Read it all.
Quote Of The Day
Isaiah Berlin wrote: "Disregard for the preferences and interests of individuals today in order to pursue some distant social goal that their rules have claimed is their duty to promote has been a common cause of misery for people throughout the ages."
The rescue of the Chilean miners was the product of leadership encouraging collective intelligence and innovation on a global scale. In America, an elite is using government to consolidate its ability to impose its grand vision about health care on the nation. Who will rescue us from this fate?
Saturday, October 16, 2010
David Brooks: Obama Admitted To Me A Year Ago "Shovel Ready Jobs" Were A Pipe Dream
Outstanding: Brooks has shown once again that neither Obama nor the Democrats nor the MSM can be trusted to tell The People the truth. And with just over two weeks left until November 2, the timing of this boon to conservative Republican fortunes couldn't be better.
Now Playing: "I Want Your Money"
Under Ronaldus Maximus, the largest peacetime economic expansion in history; under Barack Hussein Obama, ongoing record unemployment with no relief in sight and no answer but more debt.
I Want Your Money catalogues Obama's "progressive" ideological attack on America's and Americans' fortunes and prosperity, and it has now hit theaters just in time to affect the November elections.
Don't you just love the First Amendment?
Check the website to find a theater near you. Then go to work and Be the Wave!
Limb From Limb
We're sort of against alienation of the moral sense from its ultimate object.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Joy Behar, Christian-Hater
Rove Dismantles Obama
While most Americans are concerned about jobs, Mr. Obama and congressional Democrats look like their only concern is keeping their own. When they hear the words "Chamber of Commerce," most Americans don't see a big white building on H Street in Washington, D.C., but a storefront on Main Street in their hometown. The White House attacks reinforce a perception that Mr. Obama is antibusiness at a time when job creation is the issue that will decide this election.
The smears about campaign money also open the president to charges of hypocrisy. Mr. Obama had no problems with liberal nonprofits keeping donor lists private as allowed by law (including when they run campaign ads). He never insisted that the unions that spent $450 million to elect him in 2008 disclose their donors—who may include other unions or even private individuals. Mr. Obama's own campaign refused to make public the names of more than 10% of its donors.
His press secretary, Robert Gibbs, worked in 2004 for a group that ran ads and didn't disclose its donors until after the primaries. His White House political director, Patrick Gaspard, came from the Service Employees International Union, which doesn't disclose its campaign contributors and admitted earlier this week that it might be spending money from foreign nationals on this year's elections. Are these two also a "threat to our democracy," to use the president's words from last Thursday's speech?
Thursday, October 14, 2010
President Jackass And The Mystery Of The Missing Shovel-Ready Jobs
Obama's 20/20 hindsight revelation? He should have been even more Machiavellian in pushing his man-caused catastrophes on innocent Americans.
Make it a tsunami on November 2.
Useful Idiots Freak Out On Little-Watched Liberal Henfest
Walters' and Hasselbeck's attempts at appearing more thoughtful than their colleagues are almost as ridiculous. As Andrew McCarthy has already proven, this idiotic nitpicking between supposed "moderate" Muslims and the 9/11 murderers plays right into the hands of violent jihadists whose religion is Islam. They do not cite "extreme Islam" as their cause; they cite Islam. I take them at their word, especially when they invoke their god as they murder more innocents.
O'Reilly owed no-one an apology. He showed grace, but he erred in accepting his ungracious hosts' premise of a distinction between an imaginary, moderate, pro-American-values Islam and the real one that put civilization on notice of its murderous intentions on September 11, 2001.
Via Gateway Pundit
I like Jim Treacher's headlines:
Shrieking harridans Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar walk off set;
Whoopi Goldberg just published a book on civility. No, seriously! The cover of which shows the supposedly "civilized" Whoopi perched on a toilet. Beautiful. Treacher shares several videos to demonstrate the rich hypocrisy at work in Golberg's brain, such as it is. Samples:
Big Guv Exclusive: Court Document Details Democrat Congressman’s Past Spousal Abuse
Q: So why wasn't this front page news across the MSM?
Ohio Democrat Congressman Charlie Wilson was first elected to Congress in the Democrat wave year of 2006. Prior to that, he had been a long-time member of the Ohio state legislature, first elected to the Ohio House in 1996 and the Ohio Senate in 2004. (One of his four grown sons succeeded him in the legislature and is currently an Ohio State Senator.) He was also married for 27 years to his wife, Clara. The marriage ended in divorce in 1990.
BigGovernment has obtained a trial brief filed by Mrs. Clara Wilson prior to the formal divorce proceedings. The brief was filed November 9th, 1990. The brief is part of the public record and was obtained at Belmont County Court House in Ohio. (Other documents related to the divorce are sealed.) The brief, which is posted below, is shocking and details very serious allegations of spousal abuse. It states that the grounds of divorce are “extreme cruelty.”
...The abuse only abated when, according to the brief:she was afraid to anger the Defendant and instead yielded to his demands
A: Because he's a Democrat wifebeater.
How Capitalism Saved The Chilean Miners
Obama and his Marxist idiot minions will never understand the boundless strengths of free market capitalism, which is why November 2 must be a tidal wave.
In the United States, with 9.6% unemployment, a notably angry electorate will go to the polls shortly and dump one political party in favor of the other, on which no love is lost. The president of the U.S. is campaigning across the country making this statement at nearly every stop:
"The basic idea is that if we put our blind faith in the market and we let corporations do whatever they want and we leave everybody else to fend for themselves, then America somehow automatically is going to grow and prosper."
Uh, yeah. That's a caricature of the basic idea, but basically that's right. Ask the miners.
If those miners had been trapped a half-mile down like this 25 years ago anywhere on earth, they would be dead. What happened over the past 25 years that meant the difference between life and death for those men?
Short answer: the Center Rock drill bit.
This is the miracle bit that drilled down to the trapped miners. Center Rock Inc. is a private company in Berlin, Pa. It has 74 employees. The drill's rig came from Schramm Inc. in West Chester, Pa. Seeing the disaster, Center Rock's president, Brandon Fisher, called the Chileans to offer his drill. Chile accepted. The miners are alive.
Longer answer: The Center Rock drill, heretofore not featured on websites like Engadget or Gizmodo, is in fact a piece of tough technology developed by a small company in it for the money, for profit. That's why they innovated down-the-hole hammer drilling. If they make money, they can do more innovation.
This profit = innovation dynamic was everywhere at that Chilean mine. The high-strength cable winding around the big wheel atop that simple rig is from Germany. Japan supplied the super-flexible, fiber-optic communications cable that linked the miners to the world above.
A remarkable Sept. 30 story about all this by the Journal's Matt Moffett was a compendium of astonishing things that showed up in the Atacama Desert from the distant corners of capitalism.
Samsung of South Korea supplied a cellphone that has its own projector. Jeffrey Gabbay, the founder of Cupron Inc. in Richmond, Va., supplied socks made with copper fiber that consumed foot bacteria, and minimized odor and infection.
Chile's health minister, Jaime Manalich, said, "I never realized that kind of thing actually existed."
...The U.S. has a government led by a mindset obsessed with 250K-a-year "millionaires" and given to mocking "our blind faith in the market." In a fast-moving world filled with nations intent on catching up with or passing us, this policy path is a waste of time.
The miners' rescue is a thrilling moment for Chile, an imprimatur on its rising status. But I'm thinking of that 74-person outfit in Berlin, Pa., whose high-tech drill bit opened the earth to free them. You know there are tens of thousands of stories like this in the U.S., as big as Google and small as Center Rock. I'm glad one of them helped save the Chileans. What's needed now is a new American economic model that lets our innovators rescue the rest of us.
Delicious: Americans Demonstrate Their Support For Obama's Attacks On Karl Rove By Donating 13 Million Dollars To Karl Rove
The Evil Genius Strikes Again:
American Crossroads, a Republican organization founded by Karl Rove and former RNC chief Ed Gillespie, is reaping the benefits that come with receiving criticism from an administration polling below 50%. Since the White House began attacking the conservative group last week for not disclosing their donors, the organization has raised $13.3 million — destroying their original fundraising goals and allowing them to target traditionally “low-risk” Democrat House seats…Spake the Evil One:
Many of these donations came as a positive response to the administration’s targeted vitriol. A $250 donation from an unnamed physician, for example, came with the comment, “President Obama made me aware of you and I’m sure I’m not alone. Good luck and get the GOP as many as they can win.”…
In the wake of such a large influx of money, American Crossroads, its affiliate Crossroads GPS and two other conservative groups will be collectively dedicating $50 million to defeat Democrats in a “House surge.”
This week the group is laying down $2 million in eight house districts including NY-20, NY-22, NY-25, OH-18, HI 1, CA 3, IN-2, FL-22. “These are seats where Democrats until now thought they were safe. One of them, for example, NY-22, has not had a competitive campaign since 1992,” Collegio said.
This is not about Karl Rove; this is about the American voter today, bypassing the Republican machine yet aggressively shelling out increasingly hard-earned dollars to specific candidates to defeat Obama's anti-American agenda. Recognizing this, Rove and Gillespie formed a group of political attack machines patterned after the left's very effective template, and conservative Americans are embracing this fabulous new convenience in their political arena.
The president has done an excellent job of joining me in helping to raise money for American Crossroads and I want to thank he, vice president Biden, David Axelrod, - Mr. Gibbs played a minor role in that, I assume - and I appreciate their help in raising this thirteen point three million dollars. We're going to put it to good use to defeat Democrats who have supported the president's agenda...
Thirteen point three million in receipts: thank you very much, mister president.
American entrepreneurship once again wins the day.
The Lessons Of Chile's Miracle Rescue Operation
HT Drew M.
The leadership of Chile President Sebastian Pinera, believing fiercely in globalization and free markets, and not believing in limits, seemed to make a critical difference.
Pinera refused to shut out foreign expertise. As the world focused on Chile's miners underground, the rescue operation above was characterized by an Apollo 13-like sense of mission. Failure was not an option...
Pinera also grasped the importance of just being on hand and transparent. The Chileans communicated clearly with both the miners and the outside world about what was happening. One of the first three holes drilled by rescuers was for communication.
Pinera spent a lot of time at the remote desert site. He was there when the incredible discovery of life was made, and he assured the miners the long wait for their rescue was strictly geological and logistical — not bureaucratic. He gave everyone hope by being engaged and involved.
By sad contrast, Obama stayed far away from the Gulf during the BP spill, as if to deny it, and made only a few brief appearances later.
Sadder still is what happens in China, where miners are routinely left for dead after mines collapse — a big reason more than 2,000 parish in such accidents each year.
"Lucky people who were born in Chile. ... If it was us, we would definitely have been buried alive and died," a Chinese wrote on the Internet, as quoted by the Christian Science Monitor.
Pinera is different. He focused on avoiding conflict and laying blame while the rescue was still on. He took accountability himself by firing incompetent inspectors on his own side, but didn't condemn business or shut down an entire industry, as Obama did with his Gulf moratorium, only now being lifted.
Pinera worked with local officials instead of bickering with them or throwing up bureaucratic obstacles because they belonged to the wrong party. Sadly, that's what Obama did with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who had to take matters into his own hands in building berms when Louisiana's coast was threatened by the April spill.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Xenophobes Of Convenience
Back in 2008, we were supposed to vote for the candidate foreigners loved. Now in 2010, we are supposed to vote against the party foreigners support.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Obama The Racebaiting President
Remember in November.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Book Thrown At Obama
Jim Hoft found 1 of 1,078 articles written about Barack Hussein Obama's speech today in Philadelphia that mentioned someone threw a book and barely missed the Messiah, who didn't even see it coming.
At least he's consistent.
Obama's Illegal Foreign Campaign Donations Now An Election Issue
Obama falsely accuses Rove of surreptitiously funding, with foreign contributions, shadowy political organizations which hide their real agenda behind innocuous-sounding labels, as Obama puppetmaster George Soros does for the Center For American Progress, Think Progress, Media Matters, MoveOn.org and many others of the very sort Obama hints at. Obama is also slandering the Chamber of Commerce, falsely accusing them of illegally spending foreign donations on domestic politics.
Think about that. Why would he set such an obvious trap for himself, on two fronts, when his own election campaign accepted millions in illegal foreign contributions as documented by the New York Post and others? Why would he risk opening that subject for national discussion three weeks before the midterm elections?
Recall Instapundit here as Michael Barone also weighs in.
Power Line: Remembering Obama's Dirty Money
and Desperate Times Demand Despicable Conduct
Really, I'm beginning to think Obama's credibility is finally, mercifully and thankfully shot to hell, but that he has no idea. The question is, how will he react when that finally dawns on him?
Thursday, October 07, 2010
Remember In November
Via Jim Geraghty, who observes:
I particularly enjoy contrasting Obama’s promises about the health-care bill, about premiums and costs dropping, followed by his “we knew it would include a cost” concessions afterwards.
Okay, RGA. You’ve painted the peril in a very dramatic, cinematic fashion. Now showcase the heroes who will help get us out of this mess.
Remember in November.
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
HT The Blaze
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Sure, I'd Put A Pillow Over Virginia Ironside's Face If I Thought She Was Deeply Suffering, And You Know, I Really Think She Is
HT The Blaze
Headline inspired by Hot Air.
Monday, October 04, 2010
Deja Vu All Over Again
Gloria Allred Augers In
Stick a fork in 'er.
Another left wing attack dog put down. Boy was this a barnburner.
She also flamed out big time on the Mark Levin Show.
Sunday, October 03, 2010
The Enemy Within: Democrat Jan Schakowsky
Thank you, Jan; Americans will no doubt express their appreciation for your honesty on November 2.
Saturday, October 02, 2010
Dozens Attend Enthusiasm Gap Rally UPDATED
Like Air America.
Marooned in Marin has photos, and here's a round up from Nice Deb, if you're really all that interested in looking at a bunch of Commie pigs (BIRM).
Obama's second cousin Dr. Milton Wolf has the most telling comparison so far between the real people's rally on 8/28 and this pathetic astroturf shambles.
Michael Barone: “Suffice it to say that the crowd at Beck’s event was much, much larger. Plus he didn’t have to pay people to attend.”
Eco-Nazi Propaganda Piece Backfires
This is the way it starts, as a masturbatory power fantasy in which all that is required to enforce the narrative is a simple matter of pushing a button. In Hitler's time it was a simple matter of firing up the oven. You get the gist.
The basic idea is always the same: you get with the program or else. You have no choice. Should you try to exercise choice, we will shed your blood.
Thankfully, in this age of instant worldwide communication, such wretched propaganda exercises are immediately exposed as the horrors that they are to millions of people who would otherwise miss the threat until it's too late. Now? Not so much.
They've now apologized, you see, to anyone they may have offended. Which is really no apology at all - it's just another way of saying they're sorry they got caught exercising their totalitarian tendencies. Here's Drew M. at AoSHQ to distill it all down to the truth of the matter:
I don't think they should apologize at all. I think they should be applauded for an honest and forthright statement of their beliefs...people are the problem and those who stand in the way of 'progress' will be removed.
This isn't anything new, progressive and totalitarian regimes have been killing their enemies (in propaganda and in fact) for years. Once you've identified those who are responsible for all the ills befalling everyone else, it's only logical that the state be empowered to remove them.
Better to have it on the table than not.
Once again, this demonstrates that the best way to find out what a leftist is really thinking is to pay attention to what they accuse the right of doing. People on the left never tire of accusing the right of fear mongering and creating enemies. Yet here we have a clear picture of who environuts think are the true enemy...kids who won't get with the program.
Just for fun, do you think they could have gotten a guy like Curtis or all those celebrities to participate in a video warning of the dangers of expansionist Islam? Imagine if it featured suicide bombers chanting "Allahu Akbar"? Of course not. And if they did somehow pull it off, the UK police would have arrested them on a hate crime charge.