September 21, 2010

Daily Caller: The Left's Sexism Double Standard

by the Left Coast Rebel

One of the worst things that we as conservatives confront (almost daily) is the double standard placed on our conduct via the Leftist Government Media Complex. The constant stream of quotes out of context, attacks of no validity and a blatantly obvious gaffe double standard are all-too-well-known facets of discourse.

Worse yet, the right is often crucified over politically incorrect faux paus' that are simply ignored on the left side of things. My piece at Daily Caller today points this out in regards to a comment made by the illustrious Dingy Reid.

Excerpted from my Daily Caller piece today:

If one is an activist, political guru or just one that watches the daily goings-on in our nation’s body politic, one has surely noted the political gamesmanship (especially pervasive from the left) and sometimes from the right, that takes place on a daily basis.

Typically such one-upmanship hinges on pet liberal peccadilloes meant to malign and smear players right of center on the same old gotcha-canards of sexism, racism, bigotry, homophobia and greed.

The nation burns as leftist radicals tear at the national fabric from within, yet daily headlines scream, this congressman said this, was caught on tape saying this, or in O’Donnell’s case, said this, that, someone says she said this, that - 20 years ago.

As a product of their “intentions,” the same rules don’t apply to gaffes and missteps made by anyone on the left — this ruling class phenomenon is so pervasive now as to be considered an absolutely predictable leftist reaction by rightists.

Head over to the Daily Caller to read the rest here. Exit question before you read the piece. Who are you more desperate to see go buh-bye - Dingy Reid or Barbara Boxer?

Tough choice, no?

Funny - Is this a US Senator, or an "after" photo from an anti-meth PSA?

by the Left Coast Rebel

Last night I met Mary who runs the BeJohnGalt site. She had left a nice comment at my PJM piece and I checked out her link. Anyway she has a great Randian-centerred, 'small-l', libertarian leaning blog that you should check out. Her father writes a must-read "Price of Freedom" column every week at the site too. She's also a resident of the People's Republic of California.


This morning Mary emailed me and mentioned something funny that she and her compatriots had cooked up. It's a new Lisa Murkowski site. The URL is http://www.lisamurkwski.com/.

The site is oh-not-so-flattering to Lisa Murksowski (without an 'O' in the last name, check the URL above), screenshot (click to embiggen):

Now that is funny! Cross posted to LCR.

September 20, 2010

Big news all the way back from February..

My good friend, Dave Brown, alerts me of breaking news on the Olympic scene: 

DATELINE; Lausanne, Switzerland; Friday, September 10, 2010. The IOC ruled that American Lindsey Vonn has had to forfeit her Olympic Gold. The International Olympic Committee announced today that it has taken back the gold medal previously awarded to American skier Lindsey Vonn and given it to U.S. President Barack Obama (who gladly accepts any award). Olympic officials said Obama deserved the medal more than Vonn because no one has ever gone downhill faster than he has.


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Delaware..

..!!!!..

Bring it on!

The NY Times (via Drudge) reports to day that the Obama administration is plotting a slamfest against the Tea Party movement:

 WASHINGTON — President Obama’s political advisers, looking for ways to help Democrats and alter the course of the midterm elections in the final weeks, are considering a range of ideas, including national advertisements, to cast the Republican Party as all but taken over by Tea Party extremists, people involved in the discussion said.

White House and Congressional Democratic strategists are trying to energize dispirited Democratic voters over the coming six weeks, in hopes of limiting the party’s losses and keeping control of the House and Senate. The strategists see openings to exploit after a string of Tea Party successes split Republicans in a number of states, culminating last week with developments that scrambled Senate races in Delaware and Alaska.

As this post's headline implies, I can't wait for this idiot and his clown troupe to start such follies. They are clueless about the calculus of this whole thing by characterizing the Tea Party sentiment as right-wing extremism. Ironically, former president -- and serial-dress-soiler -- Clinton almost nails it when he says people are pissed and that's why there's a Tea Party movement:

On CBS' "Face the Nation," Clinton said many Americans were bitter that banks and other "people who caused these problems" had recovered while ordinary people had not.

"There is a general revolt against bigness," he said.

Clinton said that in the Republican Party, this translates to an insurrection against big government instead of big business. He questioned, though, if the Tea Party wanted to roll back initiatives such as healthcare reform, Wall Street oversight reform and student-loan reform.

"I don't know where they stand but I get why they're popular," the former president said..

The NYT link? Are you serious? No way I am paving the way for that rag's hits. Go to Drudge or dig it up yourself.

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September 19, 2010

Worth repeating..


As events focus the facts for us, I borrow this gem from a J. E. Dyer post over on Hot Air:

I think many high-information voters see things this way: if we can retake the House and achieve a blocking minority in the Senate – both of which are increasingly probable, even if O’Donnell loses in Delaware – Congress can act as a check on Obama until January 2013.

On the other hand, a RINO-heavy Congressional majority would be likely to set Obama’s course in stone – e.g., with only marginal changes to Obamacare, with some version of amnesty and some version of cap-and-trade – and actually make the Obama agenda harder to decouple from down the road.

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Hometown boy makes good..

Alright, boys 'n girls, our very own Tim Daniel (absotively, posolutely no "S") of Left Coast Rebel has hit the bigs!


Tim is starting to write for PJM -- Pajamas Media -- a more erudite, intellectual site where the comments are often longer than some of my blathering posts. (And more coherent.)

So mosey on over there, drop a few thousand well-chosen words below his deathless prose and generally make him squirm. Oh yeah, click the "like button" too.

Here's hoping we'll read a lot more from Tim over there and I sure hope to goodness he remembers all of us "little people" in his acceptance speeches.


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Carl Paladino Introduction

by the Left Coast Rebel

Friday afternoon I got the chance via Sean Hannity's radio show to be introduced to NY's Carl Paladino. Paladino is going to face off against liberal-dynastic Cuomo in November for the governor's seat in the state of New York. Paladino's appearance highlighted a guy that's not afraid to go after the establishment (almost in a Sopranos-esque fashion) and he sounds like a real pull-no-punches character.

Although I could not find video or audio of his Hannity appearance, I saw this at Youtube, a pretty good introduction to the guy:

Just sayin'..

Obama has not worn well over the last 20 months.


At the rate he's going, I'm guessing by 2012, he'll be looking like Grady from the old Sanford and Sons series:


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September 18, 2010

Hissy Fit..

If this week has shown us that political creatures -- Democrat or Republican -- can be petulant, spoiled children with an oversized sense of entitlement. What with Lizzie Murkowski and Mike Castle, cast-aside Republican incumbent and almost-incumbent respectively, being cut from the herd and left to die on the barren and rocky plains of political ignominy, it is becoming abundantly and finally clear to everyone involved in the political process -- Dems, GOP, and the punditry -- that we're mad as hell and we're not gonna take it anymore.

Only this week? Try this past year or so. We the People are merely adding those two names to the long list of governmental tit-suckers -- like Bennett and Specter and Crist -- who are being shown the gate by a public no longer content with business as usual.

..er, perhaps there's not a lot of business as usual these days, one surmises.

Murkowski and Castle are refusing to take "no" for an answer, the former launching a desperate write-in campaign to regain he senate seat and the latter ranting and raving about how he wuz robbed, sending out post-election e-mails dissing his victorious opponent, and even having his staffers make utterances about the validity of the electoral process:

"She is a con artist who won by lying about Castle's positions and her own life," said Kate Dickens, a Castle aide. "Out of state support was enough to pull her through yesterday so she can rely on it through November."

Welcome to the land of the arrogant, entitled, clueless, and truly pathetic.

But what even more surprising than this lack of graceful losers, is the caterwauling and surliness of the entrenched punditry as well.

It seems that so-called stalwart conservative (well, Republican, anyway) pundits all over the media started spewing angst-filled rhetoric about the so-called Tea Party victories signaling the end of the GOP, torpedoing all chances of the GOP winning the senate, and maybe even putting the House out of reach. Notables such as Karl Rove and Charles Krauthammer have roundly bemoaned O'Donnell's creds and abilities, basically painting her as a typical right-wing nut-job. Of course, this all plays into the hands of the gleeful left who is, no doubt eager to Hoover up any other piece of news except their impending 2 November execution date.

The latest to fall into this morass is the beloved and eccentric Morton Kondrake. Mort was all over the political map last night on FNC's Special Report, bashing these Tea Party-endorsed victors as the second coming of Satan and the sure death knell of the two-moderate-party system as we know it. He claimed that these folks -- the results of last week notwithstanding -- trail Obama in favorability, their being at 30% to Obama's Bradley-Effect driven 40-something numbers. I can't seem to embed the FNS videos so the link is here. It is a must watch particularly when Steve Hayes and K. T. McFarland take poor ol' Mort apart.

No Department of Education litmus test, my ass!

By the way, K. T. is another in the line of those Republican/Conservative lady pundits who adopt the initials-only format as their working sobriquet. You know, like S. E. Cupp and A.B.Stoddard. Only, K. T. is an absolutely marvelous woman (clad here in an equally marvelous electric-yellow suit) whose creds reach back to the Reagan administration.

Anyway, the take-away from this is that the GOP loved the Tea Party anger when Democrats were in the garage sucking the pipe with the Volvo's motor running but now hate the fact that their own establishment is being put to the sword. The Dems may be breathing a sigh of relief from this brief doom 'n gloom respite, but their day is surely coming as surely as this day hath visited the wrath of angry voters on the arrogant tit-suckers. The American people win when these folks lose.

And to paraphrase Vince Lombardi, "Show me a sore loser and I'll show you a loser." 

UPDATE:  It seems that O'Donnell is not as clueless as Charlie-the-K and Rove might have you believe. Christine has canceled her appearance on CBS's Face the Nation and will concentrate on an appearance on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace. I think that's a pretty good move on many levels. Firstly, who wants to go on FTN and get slammed by that Alzheimer-ridden lib host, Bob "CRS" Scheiffer? Secondly, Karl Rove will also be on FNC as well. So Chrisgtine gets to address one of her critics almost face-to-face.

You ought to get a look at her. She's pretty sharp and a lot more savvy than Rove and Krauthammer give her credit for. Besides, there's gotta be something going for her given that she raised over a million in one day after she won the primary. She's down 11 against her opponent, Coons the Commie, but with this amount of loot and political acumen, it will force the Democrats to commit money and time to a race that should have been a walk in the park. And who's to say she will not win?

Me? I am personally smelling another Scott Brown-versus-Coakley race here.

UPDATE II: Hot Air! comment of the day also known as a busy blogger's attempt to fill space without doing any actual creative work:

Not much point in wasting any time on Zero’s favorite little elf Bob Schieffer.
viking01 on September 18, 2010 at 1:39 PM
No GOP candidate should go anywhere near that worthless hack. I so-o-o-o wished Boehner had said, after Schieffer asked him about his smoking, “Get back to me, Bob, when you ask the president that same question and show the same derisive attitude about his smoking habit that you just showed about mine. How much is the democrat national committee paying its operatives these days anyway?”
Rational Thought on September 18, 2010 at 1:44 PM

Just so we're clear around here, I hold Schieffer in as high a regard as I did Dan Rather. That is to say, they are about three notches below the festering, puss-filled placenta of a syphilitic camel. Well, Rather's only two notches below that because he can remember things. The sclerotic old waste-of-skin Schieffer seems to conveniently dis-remember stories that cast a pall on his Democrat overseers.

Personally, I think he ought to have molasses poured into his Depends and sat upon a Fire Ant Hill.

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September 15, 2010

Gift from Ima..

..another splendid icon for the fight:


Of course, reminiscent of another D'oh-fus:


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September 10, 2010

Service Day my rosy red buns..

WARNING! R-RATED POST
Written under the influence of Friday evening post-labor libations.

Via Black Five, the This ain't Hell but you can see it from here blog says that instead of burning Korans on 9/11 like that sh!thouse rat crazy pastor wants to do, he wants to commit Hemingway's works to the torch:

"Hey, Fidel, ya wanna smoke my cigar?"
Unfortunately, I don’t own a Koran, ya know because I’m a right wing pro-war ignorant turd. So instead, I’ll be burning Ernest Hemingway’s collection of short stories “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”. I always hated Hemingway anyway – he was a pretentious old fart who couldn’t write his way out of a paper bag. He sold books because of his lifestyle, not because of any particular writing talent. I can’t write any better, but he always pissed me off. Well, “For Whom The Bell Tolls” was pretty good – but it was an anomaly.

And, oh, he liked Cuba better than the US, so ya know, he’s kind of anti-American. He wasn’t a suicide bomber, but he committed suicide and that’s half of the phrase right there. I know his connection to 9-11 is tenuous, but then so are connections of most of the Muslim world to 9-11.

..you know, he might have hit on a splendid idea. We could get a lot of our former suppressed high school rage out if we burned the books that we hated every 9/11. I mean if The Pantload-in-Chief and his leftist stooge administration can dilute that day’s memory by trying to turn it into one of those fairy, feel-good holidays by deeming it as “service day”, then..

(I am semi-serious.)

Except for the unfortunate opportunity it would present to those on the left to conflate those of us on the right to Nazis, I sure would like to torch Eliot’s Middlemarch and *anything* by Thomas Hardy (especially, Return of the Native) that that consummate idiot junior-year English teacher of mine, Mr Fox, jammed down our throats. We might want to include Steinbeck, Willa Cather and equally dreary drek.

Out of respect, anything by Herman Melvile and Rudyard Kipling and any other author whose testicles dropped before they took up writing, will be banned from our book barbecue. But flouncing, Nancy-Boy writers' works go to the head of the line.

O.K., it's a done deal. I’ll go get the matches and the Pabst, you get the marshmallows and graham crackers. We’ll make somemores and get blind roaring drunk and watch Fahrenheit 451 afterward.

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September 9, 2010

Rear view mirror..

There will be a day when we will look back on these (hopefully) four years as a diminishing nightmare. We will wake blearily, shake the cobwebs from our brains, slam down a couple of Alka Seltzer, and face the brave new dawn and the prospect of having an experienced grown up running this country. For the moment we must tough it out and watch The Pantload and his Clown Troupe make a mockery of government and our Constitution.

The latest puerile outburst on Labor Day, particularly the "bark like a dog" comment, has become symbolic of the mediocrity we endure. Over at Pajamas Media, the preeminent Dr Victor Davis Hanson has weighed in on that remark and the childish petulance that the POTUS is coming to engage in more and more.

Obama in just twenty months has developed a reputation for being petulant, unusually sensitive to the normal run-of-the-mill criticism. His latest pushback was his strangest so far: “And they’re not always happy with me. They talk about me like a dog. That’s not in my prepared remarks, it’s just — but it’s true.”

Given that Obama has previously called out talk radio critics by name — Beck, Hannity, Limbaugh — attacked everything from limb-lopping surgeons to vacationing at Las Vegas, and in condescending fashion tsk-tsked those who attend Glen Beck rallies, rural Pennsylvanians, and his own “typical white person” grandmother who raised him, his thin-skin touchiness seems inexplicable.

Surely the most powerful man in the world knows that when you elevate talk radio critics to near-equal adversaries, then one cannot complain that they press their now high-profile serial attacks even further.

Add that his team has indulged in invective like few recent administrations — whether Obama’s own slur against the stereotyping and stupidly acting police, Eric Holder’s collective denunciation of Americans as “cowards,” Van Jones’ various hysterics (e.g., polluting and mass-murdering whites, Bush in on 9/11, etc.), Anita Dunn’s attacks against Fox News, or the generic “Bush did it” chorus.

The wonder is not that Obama is angry at criticism, but why he is so surprised in a weird “how dare they?” fashion.

Not to discredit Dr Hanson's fine work and the [mostly] wonderfully literate responses, I grow weary of analyzing this pathetic charlatan. I mean, this sort of thing was de rigueur in the salad days of his tenure. We had to cling to something to assure ourselves he was a chimera, a cypher, an empty suit and NOT the second coming as his cohorts of sycophantic lib HopenChange leg-tinglers described.

But, at 20 months, it's old news. I get it. Move on.

Of course, I do not mean that VDH should abandon this line of essay nor everyone stop commenting. It's just that one longs for the time when this unaccomplished dolt of a POTUS will become insignificant.

I do not watch the posted videos of his speeches and remarks anymore, knowing them to be just more of same: clumsy, hopelessly inept, decidedly un-presidential. I just want to spare myself of the wave of revulsion that invariably ensues.

It is not the flailing that he does now on the eve the Democrat's purported bloodbath ~~ brought on largely because of his non-existent chief executive skills -- that are important. These are but appetizers for the real feast that is to come: what he says and does after the November holocaust.

Along with the incredibly over-reaching Pelosi and the terminally incompetent and bumbling Reid, he has constructed the morass that the Democrat party now dwells in. He is bereft of strategic ability and his tactical skills are equally non-existent. Even into the run-up to their supposed Armageddon, he remains clueless and reactionary. The knee-jerk proposal of blowing $50 billions of our cash on yet more "infrastructure programs" is nothing more than a thin broth of already failed, too-late talking points in a futile effort to save his party. The hip, too-cool for words, g-droppin' speaking style, shirt open at the collar is a cracking and fading veneer covering what the nation is increasingly coming to regard as a snake oil salesman, a carnival barker. Vaporware.

We are tired of him and will continue to do so.

His numbers -- at 41% today -- should consistently break the magic floor of 40% some time later this year or in January 2011. He will then enter into a vicious cycle of lip-flapping, gum-beating, coatless, tieless, g-droppin' appearances and we will be more and more underwhelmed -- causing him to redouble his futile efforts. to no avail.

..until he becomes an insignificant object rapidly diminishing in our rear-views.

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High water mark for an Obama toilet flush..

It seems last three days of lip-flapping has caused the skids to be greased and our boy is at 41% approval and a -24% in the Strongly Index in the latest RAZ DT:

Click to "embiggen"

..le's all be doin' th' limbo rock.

I think -24% in the stronglies is a record for him. Just dying to see what happens when the first poll cracks the 40 barrier. I believe it will be toast for the POSOTUS.

..A "NOT ONLY THAT" UPDATE: I am sure we all harken back to the days when TEH WON used to fill up American Legion Halls, municipal autidoria, 40-acre fields, and the Southwest corners of Rhode Island with his adoring throngs. Well, it seems those days -- harbinged by a sparse turnouts when he came to pander for Martha Coakley in her race over Scott Brown last January. Ed Driscoll over at Pajams Media recalls that soiree:

But if Obama is so popular, why was the hall at Northeastern University where the president was scheduled to speak not bursting at the seams with good Democrats? Carl Cameron of Fox News reported that there were perhaps 2000-2500 people in attendance in a venue that sat 3000.

Check out Ed's post; there's a lot more interesting things juicy tidbits:

On the other hand, even without that level of analysis, some administrations are simply snakebit, or as John Podhoretz recently wrote, “Something weird happens when presidencies go wrong,” but then, few previous administrations were tasked by their supporters — and themselves — with creating Heaven on Earth.

But back to the main theme of the UPDATE: they had some embarrassingly empty seats in Ohio which sent The Pantload's handlers into the nearby environs for warm butts to stink in those seats:

With less than an hour before President Obama's scheduled speech, 75 seats remained empty in the recreation center at Cuyahoga Community College's Western Campus.

So organizers went around campus and recruited more students to fill the seats.

That's pretty bad; but, come November, you'd better watch out. The Dems might be sticking a lot of dead people in the voting booths.

..and, finally, a TOO GOOD NOT TO UPDATE UPDATE: Remember the WH e-mail kerfluffle where some folks "turned themselves in" to the White House and ended up on the Organizing for America e-mail list?

Well, it seems that the OFA has gone limp as well. According to an article in Time Magazine (and a H/T to Drudge for the link):

What happened to Barack Obama's once vaunted political machine? The outfit that put upwards of 8 million volunteers on the street in 2008 — known as Organizing for America — is a ghost of its former self. Its staff has shrunk from 6,000 to 300, and its donors are depressed: receipts are a fraction of what they were in 2008. Virtually no one in politics believes it will turn many contests this fall. "There's no chance that OFA is going to have the slightest impact on the midterms," says Charlie Cook, who tracks congressional races.

Watch it! It is a Time Magazine link after all. But it's loaded with a lot of rich tidbits as well. Like Jamal SImmons -- yet another Dem strategist -- all but saying of Obama, "Stick a form in him, he's done."

Not even sorcery may be able to rekindle the excitement many first-time voters showed back then. "The popularity of the President with these voters is not a transferable asset," says Jamal Simmons, a Democratic strategist. "I don't think it's realistic that they would ever be able to replicate the unbridled enthusiasm. It's like a first kiss: you can never experience it twice."

Kissing Obama? Eeeeeeewwwwwwwwww!

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September 8, 2010

"It was so-o-o-o-o-o wasted..!"

"Anyone out in the audience got a bottle of Kaopectate?"
Left Coast Rebel has come up with a little tidbit on the Decrepit Dictator, Fidel ("I coulda been a Nuevo Yorko Yanqui") Castro decrying the 60 years wasted trying to turn his island paradise. In comments from a dinner conversation with Atlantic's Jeffery Goldberg:

But during the generally lighthearted conversation (we had just spent three hours talking about Iran and the Middle East), I asked him if he believed the Cuban model was still something worth exporting.

"The Cuban model doesn't even work for us anymore," he said.

The real economic impact of this revelation has yet to be felt as dozens of Hollywood actors are now changing their next year's Summer vacation plans, canceling hotel reservations in Havana, and booking stays in Maricaibo.

Sean Penn could not be reached for comment as he still continues his bouts with severe rectal cramps.

This tangential development got the War Planner to do a little research where I uncovered a confidante of Penn's -- an informed White Horse Souse -- who passed along this inside dope. He reported the following to The War Planner:

It seems that Penn fears the almighty may have rained down a 20-megaton dose of Karma on my friend," the insider confided. "He believes by wishing colon cancer on others he may have secured rectal problems upon himself.

Fearing the worst, he went to see a famous doctor in Mississippi who specializes in bowel problems. The doc examined him and prescribed a down home regimen of daily doses of a quart tequila and a jar of jalapeno peppers.

"Will this cure me?' asked Penn of the Doctor.

"No, but it will sure as sh*t teach you what you should be using your a**hole for!" came the home-spun reply.

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Crist in a dress..?

Lisa with a huge gaper..and she's holding a big fish too!
Opposite ends of the country, me lads! It seems that the Orange Man of Florida is getting a book-end "me too" act from his fellow-ette pol, the soon-to-be-former-Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska:

Sen. Lisa Murkowski is strongly considering mounting a November write-in campaign to keep her seat and could make an announcement as soon as tomorrow, according to a source with knowledge of the situation…

Should Murkowski pull the trigger on a write-in campaign, GOP sources say she would face opposition from the National Republican Senatorial Committee. The NRSC endorsed Joe Miller immediately after Murkowski conceded the primary, and the GOP committee intends to stick with the Fairbanks attorney and provide him with the full weight of its backing…

While waging a write-in campaign is a daunting proposition for any candidate, the one source noted that with Murkowski’s strong name identification, fund raising ability and the state’s election laws, she could pull it off.

..the conceit of these feckless, ego-maniacal creeps and creep-ettes. If you get voted out by your party in a primary, you should go quietly in that good night.

"Yer goddam health care bill puts a 10% tax of tanning beds, asshole, otherwise I'd be darker than you!"

Well, excuse me for now. I gotta get on the blower to Carol of the No Sheeples blog. she's a pretty fair artist; I want to see if she can do a photo-shop of Crist in drag or maybe Murkowski with that creepy, close-cropped white mane and orange skin.

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Director Ray Griggs's "I Want Your Money" out on October 15


by the Left Coast Rebel

I find it interesting that the New York Times would write about, much less acknowledge, the upcoming conservative documentary "I Want Your Money" directed by conservative director, writer and talent, Ray Griggs (pictured at left).

Michael Cieply writes (in rare, somewhat fair and accurate fashion at the New York Times):

According to Mr. Griggs, some prospective crew members on his new documentary, “I Want Your Money,” which takes aim at President Obama’s economic policies, said they would accept jobs on the condition that their names be left off the credits. Mr. Griggs suspects that a politically motivated makeup artist even tried to sabotage the movie by giving him a distinctly unflattering look.

But his film, like “Fahrenheit” before it, is now to be released in a heated political season. And that is at least a minor triumph for one of the less visible minorities: the Hollywood right.

Scheduled by Freestyle Releasing to open in about 500 theaters on Oct. 15, “I Want Your Money” is a long shot, even in the wobbly world of documentaries.

“I have no agent, no manager,” said Mr. Griggs, a soft-spoken 36-year-old, discussing his film over coffee here last week. He added: “I had nothing to lose. My phone is not ringing off the hook from the studios.”

Ah, yes. McCarthyism is alive and well these days. Too bad it doesn't fit the leftist narrative though. As in the 'Dark Days of McCarthy', but a 180 switch, anyone even slightly right of center in Tinsel Town is either forced to dine in the shadows, as it were, with their beliefs - or risk coming out of the closet and then suffering the Modern Day McCarthyism that ensues. The only exception to this McCarthy rule are actors that are so big that nearly nothing can touch them (including scandal). Then again, being a conservative or libertarian in Hollywood is considered something far beyond scandalous and even the most egregious crime against humanity.

More from Michael Cieply at the NYT:

By contrast, there is Davis Guggenheim’s “Waiting for Superman,” a documentary to be released by Paramount Vantage on Sept. 24, and Alex Gibney’s “Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer,” due from Magnolia Pictures on Nov. 5. Both films come from past Oscar winners with strong progressive credentials. Mr. Guggenheim, whose film takes on the country’s education system, was honored for his environmental manifesto, “An Inconvenient Truth,” and Mr. Gibney for his examination of torture in the war on terror, in “Taxi to the Dark Side.” The new Guggenheim and Gibney films have the advantage of heavily promoted showings at the Toronto International Film Festival this month.

Mr. Griggs is best known as the filmmaker behind “Super Capers,” a superhero comedy that took in a few tens of thousands of dollars when Roadside Attractions released it in 2009.

Yet the trailer for “I Want Your Money” has grabbed more than two million views since it was first posted in early August, promising attention to a film that stands unabashedly to the right.

“This is a perfect grass-roots project, because it’s hitting a nerve,” said Paul Lauer, the founder of Motive Entertainment, a consulting firm that organized marketing for Mel Gibson’s hit “The Passion of the Christ,” and is now working with Mr. Griggs. The plan, Mr. Lauer said, is to screen “I Want Your Money” in the next month for conservative opinion makers and political groups. The aim is to catch the attention of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity or Glenn Beck, Mr. Griggs said..

The tone of the film, which Mr. Griggs directed and helped write, is a little softer than that of those three conservative commentators. Its central argument is a straightforward case for the virtues of smaller government and the futility of efforts to redistribute wealth. But its charm, if that word can apply to political documentary, comes from computer-generated animations in which bobbing-headed political figures, designed by Tom Richmond of Mad Magazine, try to school one another on the ins and outs of policy.

Animated politicians on both sides of the aisle — Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sarah Palin, the older and younger George Bushes — all take some good-natured hits. Ronald Reagan offers Mr. Obama a couple of jelly beans, but Mr. Obama figures he’s already entitled to half, and so on.

Mr. Griggs narrates, with an assist from interviewees who include Steve Forbes, John Stossel and Michael Reagan. The film was self-financed for about $500,000, while a number of investors — who are not well known or backed by political candidates or apparatus, Mr. Griggs said — created a somewhat larger fund for prints and advertising.

Raised almost entirely in Germany until he was 17, Mr. Griggs, the son of an Air Force officer, said he learned political lessons by observing life in Europe while absorbing American culture from afar. On returning to the United States, he worked at a television station in Missouri, then began his own business, making commercials and corporate videos.

His formal introduction to politics, Mr. Griggs said, came with his work as a campaign manager, then staff member, for Rob Schaaf, a Republican in the Missouri House of Representatives. Mr. Griggs was known for whimsical campaign ads that had Mr. Schaaf talking from the bottom of a coffee cup.

Mr. Griggs said his ultimate, long-held dream was to make a film based on the story of Lucifer. More immediately, he has begun pulling together plans for a live-action version of “The Wind in the Willows,” with help from Weta Digital, the New Zealand studio in which Peter Jackson is a partner.

While working on those projects, however, Mr. Griggs said he became alarmed by what he saw as runaway spending in Washington, and so decided the documentary would come first.

Remember, always support your conservative brothers and sisters (the rare and few) in Hollywood - and especially those brave enough to buck the crowd and produce something that shines the light on The Chosen One.

Here's the trailer for Ray Griggs's "I Want Your Money" to be released in 500 theaters on October 15:


I'm excited to watch "I Want Your Money" when it comes out on October 15, perhaps I can nab an exclusive interview with director Ray Griggs as well, as I did with "Michael Moore Hates America" director Mike Wilson? Cross posted to LCR.

Updated: Lonely Conservative met Ray Griggs last year and writes about it here.

Politics: The Musical..


..worth it!

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September 6, 2010

Flying

Test machine for The War Planner's old software.

Courtesy of Lieutenant Kevin "Sky" King
Squadron 150
California Wing
USAF Auxiliary

The difference between a duck and a co-pilot? 
The duck can fly.

A check ride ought to be like a skirt. 

Short enough to be interesting, but long enough to cover everything.
 

Speed is life. Altitude is life insurance. 

The 11th Commandment:
Keep thy airspeed up on final lest the ground rise up and smite thee.

It only takes two things to fly:
 

Airspeed, and money.

The three most dangerous things in aviation: 

1. A Doctor or Dentist in a Cessna.
2. Two captains in a DC-9.

Aircraft Identification: 

If it's ugly, it's British.
If it's weird, it's French.
If it's ugly and weird, it's Russian.

Without ammunition, the USAF would be just another very expensive flying club.

The similarity between air traffic controllers and pilots?
 

If a pilot screws up, the pilot dies.
If ATC screws up, the pilot dies.

New FAA motto: 

'We're not happy, till you're not happy.'

I give that landing a 9..
. .
on the Richter scale.

Basic Flying Rules: 

1. Try to stay in the middle of the air.
2. Do not go near the edges of it.
3. The edges of the air can be recognized by the appearance of ground, buildings, sea, trees and interstellar space. It is much more difficult to fly in the edges


 
Unknown landing signal officer (LSO) to carrier pilot after his 6th unsuccessful landing attempt:
 "You've got to land here son. This is where the food is."

The three best things in life are:

A good landing, a good orgasm, and a good bowel movement.
A night carrier landing is one of the few opportunities to experience all three at the same time.


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The First Retard pulling the lever for our economic health..


Hey, it's Labor Day, isn't it? I am saving labor by ripping off other people's sites. First Christopher over at The Conservative Prspective (see post below) and now Scooter's take on the First Turd in the Oval Office:

With nothing to show but continued unemployment after already spending nearly a trillion dollars of borrowed money, the President's decision to "double down" is sure to be unpopular with anyone smarter than a candy bar.

"Obama's like a retard in front of a slot machine - no matter how much he loses, he just can't stop pulling the handle," said one prominent Wall Street analyst. "Unfortunately, he's playing with our grandchildren's money."

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs defended the President's economic strategy, telling reporters, "Look, the President spent months as a community organizer, I think he knows how to run the world's largest economy."

Hope you folks out there visit Scooter's site and start commenting up a storm on the internet about what a stupid, lame-assed, knee-jerk, hyper-political toilet flush of out money this is.

UPDATE: From a shocking Hot Air post about Democrat contributors NOW backing the GOP, this comment and further surprising revelations about the rodents fleeing the disabled maritime transportation device:

Politico just tweeted:

Mitch McConnell on new Obama infrastructure plan “A last-minute, cobbled-together stimulus bill with more than $50 billion in new tax hikes”

GOP smells blood in the water.

Purple Fury on September 6, 2010 at 1:47 PM

What a revoltin' development (for them).

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Religion of Peace, my ass..

"I want all you men out there to open up a can of whoop-ass on your wives after this sermon..just to stay in fighting trim."

Head over to The Conservative Perspective to listen to this towel-headed camel jockey flap his lips about the efficacy of wife-beating and some other gems on the subject of the Religion of Peace.

It's the kind of stuff guaranteed to make one wish that this asshole would get picked up in Singapore for scrawling some of his MOOZ-lem graffitti..

..or be the tackling dummy in a bayonet drill.

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Mental note to myself..



Party nicknames..

Republicans: Party of "No!" Party of "Hell no!"

Democrats: Party of "Owe".

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September 5, 2010

Starting to sweat..

Seems like the Democrats are finally -- finally -- waking up to the realization that they might get their asses handed to them in NOvember. from a NYT story (linked to the Oakland Tribune version here), it seems they want to "firewall" the House and Senate races and cut their losses in order to try and preserve control of Congress.

As Democrats brace for a November wave that threatens their control of the House, party leaders are preparing a brutal triage of their own members in hopes of saving enough seats to keep a slim grip on the majority.

In the next two weeks, Democratic leaders will review new polls and other data that show whether vulnerable incumbents have a path to victory. If not, the party is poised to redirect money to concentrate on trying to protect up to two dozen lawmakers who appear to be in the strongest position to fend off their challengers.

"We are going to have to win these races one by one," said Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, conceding that the party would ultimately cut loose members who had not gained ground.

Although as recently as 10 August, Democrats said they were pleased with fund raising efforts and were confident they'd get out the vote, there has been a sudden, sterner tone in their rhetoric along with concessions that things might not be so rosy come 11/2/2010.

To hold the line against Republicans, the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, issued an urgent plea for members in safe districts to help their endangered colleagues by contributing money. She called out to Democrats who were delinquent on paying their party dues and instructed members with no re-election worries to tap into a combined $218 million from their campaign accounts to help save their majority.

"We need to know your commitment," Pelosi wrote to lawmakers last week in a private letter, demanding that they call her within 72 hours to explain how they plan to help.

She added, "The day after the election, we do not want to have any regrets."

It remains to be seen, however, who will have the regrets at the end of the year. While all signs point to a bloodbath, it ain't over til the fat lady says it's over, the Germans bomb Pearl Harbor, and all that..

I still say we cannot afford to phone this one in. Conservative commentators and pundits were at first cautious about predicting the angry tidal wave vote that would sweep incumbents congress out of office but are on board with the cheery predictions. Of course, this will only heighten expectations to a degree that anything less than a 75-seat wipe-out would seem like a moral victory for Democrats.

In 1994, it came as a big surprise when they got flushed. But if they know it's coming, guaranteed it won't seem as bad as they (or anyone) expected. Additionally, they just might mitigate the outcome should they mount this Alamo-like defense of the House and Senate they're planning (emphasis added):

While several Democratic candidates have more money in the bank than their rivals, Democrats fear that outside Republican advocacy groups will step in and fill the gap. They are watching to see if interest groups and other constituencies increase their donations to Republicans in the hopes of winning access and influence should the House change hands.

While Democrats have all but given up hope that the political or economic climate will improve substantially before the election, they are not conceding control of the House. Several party leaders and strategists privately acknowledge that about 20 seats are already probably lost, but they believe they can build a fire wall around seats in the Northeast and in other pockets across the country where Republicans have nominated untested candidates.

The battle is boiling down to a question of mathematics and difficult decisions for Democrats. By the best-case Democratic calculation, party strategists believe that Republicans must beat about 35 sitting Democrats if the parties split 16 highly-competitive open seats and Democrats win four of five Republican seats they see as within their reach in Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois and Louisiana.

In such a scenario, the survivors might be regarded as heroes and -- should the Republicans fail to govern in Congress with stern conservative principles -- the whole thing can be spun as "See, I told you so" and arguably lend credence to Obama in the final two years of his first (but not necessarily last) term.

I dunno how to play this so I am going to firewall it myself -- I'm going full tilt until NOvember -- to get Boxer and Pelosi out of power. That's the best i can do from the Left Coast.

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Just prayin'..

"All right, who cut one?"

ITEM: 600,000 MOOZ-lems stuff a mosque to pray.

COMMENTARY FROM THE INESTIMABLE SCOOTER:
Damn, I missed the big prayer-fest at Mecca for Ramadamadoo again!

Maybe next year I can experience the spiritual nirvana of sprawling in the dirt with my face 3" from Abdul's sweaty ass crack while praying to a moon god in front of a little black rock...

On second thought, maybe I'll stay home and drink a margarita.

Is that guy funny or what?

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September 4, 2010

Late to the dance..

I know this was run a gazillion minutes ago, in the Pleistocene era of blogging, but I wanted to put up a reminder of what an absolute stone freaking incompetent numnutz is our POTUS that he cannot negotiate a gate with a bumbershoot.

C'mon, Barry, you can get it, just use a little of that Harvard brainpower.

UPDATE: The Pantload better start with the RTFM on the umby because The Daily Raz is raining grief on his three-day weekend (Hard to read, I know, but it's a 42% approval, 56% disapproval, and he's upside down -21% in the "stronglies".)

"How low cn you go? Doin' the Limbo Rock.."

No doubt he'll rebound, but I am counting the days until he cracks into the 30s. Then it's bombs away!


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September 3, 2010

Touch 'em all..

Childhood hero of mine: "The Mick"..
Victor Davis Hanson is a rare, quiet, and dignified farmer in the Central Valley of California. He is an educated man of letters, history, and politics and holds forth on -- among his distinguished venues -- on Pajamas Media.

He is so good, in fact, that I grow weary of the many respondents to his posts of the form, "Excellent work Doctor Hanson..blah..blah" or "Anogther masterpiece By Victor Hanson.." and so on. My preference is to stipulate to Dr Hanson's abilities and cut right to the main course of the feast, the meat of the particular post being commented on.

Further, I heartily recommend your following him over there and wherever else he writes. In fact, if he turns up on the Hew Hughitt show (I know, I know..) he deserves a listen if only for the stark contrast between his towering word prose and the quiet, unassuming, almost Walter Mitty speaking style.

I admire this man to no end.

That said, Dr Hanson has come around on yet another 3-and-2 high-and-outside fastball and sent a towering drive to right-center field. It's not a question of whether this will be a four-bagger but rather where it will land in the parking lot after clearing the fence,the stands, and the stadium.
Modern day hero of mine: "The Vick"..

It is a work comparing the peanut-sized Pantload to George Bush; it is a ten-point dissection of the POTUS - and the FLOTUS -- that shows up how small, petty, thin-skinned, and incapable the former truly is and how noble, kind, and graceful the latter was as he served out the last days of his troubled second term.

A sample:

It is a uniquely American trait to shun whining and petulance. Rugged individualism and can-do optimism used to be ingrained in our national character, and even in our 11th hour have not wholly disappeared. So the public is tiring of Obama’s Pavlovian blaming of Bush. After 20 months, it is time for the president to get a life and quit the “heads you lose/tails I win” attitude about presidential responsibility. If he now takes credit for calm in Iraq without crediting the surge, then Obama can surely take blame for the anemic recovery — brought on by his own bullying of business that has frightened free enterprise into stasis. Note that Bush, unlike Clinton, has not engaged in emeritus tit-for-tat recrimination, and has kept largely quiet in dignified repose. Obama serially goes after Hannity, Limbaugh, and Beck by name; Bush let the slander of a Michael Moore or Keith Olbermann go unanswered.

Is this essay --like so many of VDH's -- worth reading?

Hell, copy it off. It's worth keeping.

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To hell with next Tuesday..

..I'm not waiting until then, I'm starting now. It seems that Boxer was given another chance to apologize for her arrogance during the Fiorina v. Box-o-Rocks debate and..


..she whiffed. Swing and a miss, strike two!

I cannot imagine anyone coming up with a more appropriate example of Democrat aloofness and condescension than this dessicated old crone. That she has been allowed to languish in that senate seat for 18 years - 18 years! - and produce only three bills - THREE BILLS -- speaks none too kindly for the jerkwad voters in this state. We are surely a clueless lot.

But our chance to send Boxer packing is coming; I do not think we should miss it, so you?


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September 2, 2010

Fall Campaign

After Labor Day, it'll be a floor-boarded effort here in the castle of the War Planner to eject Boxer from her seat in the Senate. I am going whole hog on the Carly campaign: volunteering, contributing, tearing down Boxer signs, putting up Carly signs, and generally annoying the elitist liberal slime that have been clogging up our government here for the past two decades.


..if you want to help out, let me know. Better yet, let Carly know.

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Alternate Reality Time..

Let's engage in a little nostalgia, shall we? Remember when this stiff was running all over the landscape trying to get himself elected president? I mean, it's a good thing that our alert media and keen, discerning citizenry saw through this clown for the fraud that he was. Performances like these were a dead give-away though and, why, if we hadn't, who knows what would have happened?


I shudder to think of him at the helm of our ship of state. I mean, with his lack of experience, I wonder what the economy would be like? Heck, we'd probably have almost-double-dip unemployment, government spending out the a**, and mountainous deficits, what with him egging on those two idiots -- Pelosi and Reid.

Crap on a cracker, he'd have probably osculated the bums of 90% of the vicious dictators in the world, and weakened our military to the point where we'd be a laughing stock.

Yeah, it's a good thing he's in the old rear view mirror now. That sure was a close one!

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September 1, 2010

Been there, done that, got the..

From Bill Prescott once more:


The woman applying for a job in a Florida lemon grove seemed to be far too qualified for the job.

The foreman frowned and said, "I have to ask you this: "Have you had any actual experience in picking lemons?"

"Well, as a matter of fact, I have!"

"I've been divorced three times, owned 2 Chryslers, and I voted for Obama."

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This man's Air Force..

..ain't what it used to be:

While the C-5 was turning over its engines, a female crewman gave the G.I.s on board the usual information regarding seat belts, emergency exits, etc.

Finally, she said, "Now sit back and enjoy your trip while your captain, Judith Campbell, and crew take you safely to Afghanistan "

An old Sergeant sitting in the eighth row thought to himself, "Did I hear her right? Is the captain a woman?"

When the attendant came by he said "Did I understand you right? Is the captain a woman?"

"Yes," said the attendant, "In fact, this entire crew is female." 

"My God," he said, "I wish I had two double scotch and sodas. I don"t know what to think with only women up there in the cockpit."

"That"s another thing, Sergeant," said the crew member, "We No Longer Call It The Cockpit.."

"..it"s The Box Office."

Courtesy of Captain Gardner Harris, Group 7, California Wing, Civil Air Patrol. Gar remarks that the crew looks like they're just out of school -- high school!

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August 31, 2010

Preparing for the Winter and Obama's economy..

I thought I would take some of my money out of the stock market and invest in precious metals..


..like lead and brass.

Just sayin'

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August 30, 2010

Huffington Post Publishes "$100,000 for Glenn Beck Sex Tape" Then Pulls Article

by the Left Coast Rebel

Well ain't that nice - former Air America editor in chief (read failure) Beau Friedlander authored a piece earlier today, "$100,000 for Glenn Beck's Sex Tape"

It beautifully personifies that which the modern liberal persona and dogma has become (vile, unhinged, mean spirited, foul mouthed and degenerate) :

beck sex tape
beck sex tape 2

I have screen-shot the entire article above because the actual piece has been scrubbed by HuffPo. Nevertheless the wandering net-venturer can still view the cached copy (above) so do so while you still can. I found the key phrase (away from the nonsense and vulgarity) to be this 'offer':

I am not offering the cash myself, but I will broker the deal and/or raise the money for what you bring to the table.


I see, so essentially PuffHo writer Beau Friedlander is not going to pay the $100,000 himself but will 'broker' which in mindspeak is pretty close to the leftist-progressive-collectivist cause of 'from each according to his ability..'

On the other hand, I'm not sure that an Air America head honcho would be a very good choice of candidate to send your hard earned dollars to, bankruptcy and all.

Too bad it went down. When one clicks the "$100,000 for Glenn Beck Sex Tape" (non cached) link, one is greeted with:

Editor's Note: This piece was published directly to the Huffington Post by its author. It didn't meet our editorial standards and has been removed from the site.

As much as I hate the Puffington Host I have to give credit where credit is due (and am somewhat shocked that they actually do have standards and took the article down).

Regardless, they get what they deserve by hiring dimwitted, bombthrowing, intellectually vacuous, nincompoopish, Bolshevik, libtarded jerks like Beau Friedlander.

Updated: Air America Editor Beau Friedlander apologizes and quotes a 'friend' who says something that sounds Leninist:

First, I owe Glenn Beck an apology. I crossed the line. On the off chance something comes in over the transom...scratch that; I'll delete the email account. Problem solved.

A friend commented:

The people on the left who parrot and jerk their knees are just as much an obstacle to an outcome that benefits the maximum number of people as the "sheepies" are.
Even in apology this guy sounds like a communist (or at least his friend, whom he quotes, does). Lord, how have you let these people thrive in our beautiful nation?

Cross posted to Left Coast Rebel.

August 29, 2010

Be careful of what you wish for..

One can almost hear the sack load's chop-licking as well as the knife-sharpening of his sycophantic  knee-pad media buddies over the upcoming fifth anniversary of Katrina. And I am sure that there will be a plethora of postings all over the MSM about how that terrible event was exacerbated but the hated Bush administration's efforts at rescue and restoration.

Bt they might want to take a little care before they seize on yet another Bash Bush jamboree as it just might result in some unfavorable blow-back in the form of Katrina-versus-Gulf-oil-spill comparisons.

"On his first non-vacation trip since his last vacation trip, President Obama flies down to the gulf region again today.

White House aides say the Democrat, sensitive to early spill criticism that his administration was slow to react to the country's worst-ever environmental disaster, will recommit the nation to help the battered region that's taken a lot of help in recent years.Republican president George W Bush consoles victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005

But wait. This trip is not about the oil spill that's become for Obama what Hurricane Katrina became at the time for George W. Bush, a federalized mess that many took as a sign of broader ineffectivness.

Now, however, there's an intriguing new poll out of several hundred Louisianans.

And they seem to have reached a somewhat unexpected verdict on the job performance of the successive presidents:

Public Policy Polling finds that today the most-impacted residents feel that the Republican President No. 43 displayed more leadership in his crisis than the Democratic President No. 44 has in his.

Despite all the controversy and subsequent political charges and recriminations, a clear majority (54%) now say they feel Bush handled the deadly hurricane's aftermath better than Obama did the oil spill (33%). More than 1,600 people died in one of the worst storms and subsequent flooding in U.S. history.

Bush's 21-point leadership approval spread has grown by six points during the last two months of the Obama administration.

As usual, Obama will give a speech during his New Orleans visit today. And another one Tuesday evening on Iraq."

Yessir, folks, it would seem that Bush is the best thing that ever happened to Obama.If it were not for blaming him for one thing or another, The Pantload would just be marking time in office by playing golf, taking vacations, flying to meet foreign dignitaries to apologize for America, and playing some more golf while on vacation.

On another note, I cancelled the hated Los Angeles Times many, many years ago (hell, I canceled the Orange County Register three years ago) and now take NO newspaper for the simple reason that I do not need to have Leftist Liberal and Big "L" Libertarian garbage shoveled at me for essentially the price of a decent bottle of single malt whiskey per month. No sir, I got better use for my time and loot.

But I heartily recommend The L. A. Times' "Top of the Ticket" for your perusal.It is a blog put together by Andrew Malcom (former Laura Bush press secretary) and comes up with some pretty good stuff. If only Andrew had more control over the Times' editorial policies, I might even give up the bottle of Glennfiddich and subscribe once again.

In fact, I am beginning to wonder what will happen to other rags should they ever shed the liberal mantra they continually bleat. Why, they might even make some money.

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August 27, 2010

Obama Rides a Bicycle in Massachusetts, Projects Weakness

by the Left Coast Rebel

Can you say Pee Wee Herman?

Obama, a bicycle, helmet, Massachusetts --- just don't mix (at least in a non-metreosexual sense):



ObamaFailBlog connects the dots:

First, he was too busy buying shrimp to comment on the war in Iraq.

Now, President Bow n' Tax is riding around Massachusetts on a bicycle, projecting weakness. In case you think donning a helmet and riding a bicycle instantly makes one look like a granola-swilling, beta-male, think again. You CAN ride a bike (with a helmet) and look like the leader of the free world:

Get some!!



Iranian Air Defense Site: 'Unknown aircraft you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.'
USMC FA-18: 'This is a United States aircraft. I am in Iraqi airspace.'
Iranian Air Defense Site: 'You are in Iranian airspace. If you do not depart our airspace we will launch interceptor aircraft!'
USMC FA-18: 'This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 fighter. Send 'em up, I'll wait!'
Iranian Air Defense Site: *silence*

..thanks to Captain Bill Preston, USAFA

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