..and there's something else I need to do over the next four weeks: work for the Van Tran, Star Parker, and Carly Fiorina campaigns. You know, whatever they need -- phone banking, canvassing, volunteering in their offices, etc.
September 30, 2010
..and there's something else I need to do over the next four weeks: work for the Van Tran, Star Parker, and Carly Fiorina campaigns. You know, whatever they need -- phone banking, canvassing, volunteering in their offices, etc.
September 28, 2010
This is, of course, the aftermath of her sticking her number nines in her big fat bazoo by calling on her hermanas y hermanos del barrio to help her stave off the invading yellow horde from Bolsa and Warner.
Sorry, but if you want rational and civil dialog at this juncture, then go elsewhere; I have had it up to here with this Latina stalking the Playboy mansion and halls of Congress looking for hunk lobbyists.
A plea to those of you from the ausland: Support Van Tran for Congress.
..I'll buy you a beer or sumpin'.
But I gotta put up my "Hot Air! Comment of the day". It is a response to the soon-to-be-evaporating "saved or created" make work, CCC, New New Deal, Obama crapfest we've been struggling to survive:
Remember those jobs that Porkulus “saved or created” with $787 billion in borrowed money
WE KNEW THIS WAS GOING TO HAPPEN!
And,Pelosi threw Team Right under da bus with
*8 years of failed Bush Policies!!
*(Pelosi said it)
I have Pelosi`s original Bailout Baby Archived!
Crack a window open,and play it,to remind yourself
whats at stake in November!!
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Floor Speech Before Bailout Vote
canopfor on September 28, 2010 at 12:22 PM
O.K., O.K., I know you're lazy like me, so here's the viddy below for ya in all of its shreikingly-hypocritical glory.
..I know, I know..
September 26, 2010
RCP used to be a regular stop for me -- particularly in 2000 and 2004 -- but lately, my mood has becoem so surly that I cannot waste one minute on any middle-of-the-road pap. (See my MItt Romney post bbelow.) Today, as I waltzed over to Drudge, I was just thinking about that fact and thought I'd probably never his that spot until the election manifested itself in NOvember. Then I saw this link and was snookered.
The irony here, of course is that the lib-hated Rasmussen poll is the kindest to The Pantload to day as he up-cycles to a -13% in the strongly index. Don't worry your pretty little head about that, though. He'll be back down to -19 by the end of negt week when he opens his flapping yap about something else.
September 24, 2010
|Sure, go ahead and ask this gutless wonder about our chances in 2012.|
RINO idiots like Romney never seem to miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.
We’re 39 days from the midterms, and this damnable MORON is giving succor to our political enemies with this ‘managing expectations’ BS. The same LOSER crapola Michael Steele pulled last winter when the RNC took a junket to Hawaii and downplayed any hopes of a big win in the Fall.
rayra on September 24, 2010 at 9:52 PM
I tolerated and carried water for Dole in '96 and McCain in '08 and I'll be damned if I am going to watch some RINO-freaking-squish hand it over to the First Turd just because the Tea Party Republicans got control of the house and brought the trillions of dollars sitting on the sidelines back into play by eliminating all the sorry crapola that the Obama acolytes foisted off on us.
Nah, Mittens, you suck. Give me someone who will fight for us instead of raising the surrender flag two years early.
Besides, like rayra above says, we've got a little dance 39 days from now to get ready for before we start worrying about 2012.
The president's approval rating now stands at 42 percent – an all time low in CNN polling and 8 points lower than where Obama was only three weeks ago. Moreover, 56 percent of all Americans think the president has fallen short of their expectations.
I know it's 42% but let's face it, while this is interesting, the real gully-washer will be when he breaks 40 percent. Methinks it will come when Obama actually is in the mid-to-high 30s and folks like CNN or Time or the other lib knee-pad media orgs cannot jimmy the sample any more. You know, like going from 53% Dem 47% wine-besotted Sterno bums who we picked up off the street, gave a carton of smokes and a quart of Sneaky Pete to and then showed them a pic of The Lightbringer. Or, poll sample of WH staffers.
What will peel those supporters off -- the Dems or WH staffers, not the Sterno bums -- will be when all their buds in congress take the pipe and get their fannies handed to them in NOvember. When this idiot and his clown-troupe still cling to the hard line with no pivot in sight, then rank-an-file Democrats will finally wake up and realize they've just been taken over the cliff. As the surf crashing on the rocks is rising to rapidly meet them in the front windshield, they will bail -- causing his nibs, The Pantload, to plummet further in the polls.
However, there are enough left-over mind-numbed drones, beatific blissed-out Hopenchange Hyperlibs, besotted and gassed-up union stiffs, and reverse-racists doll-receiving proles who are still not exhausted from defending this hopeless incompetent from the rational segment of society to keep him in the 30s until he gets replaced by someone or something more competent..
..a working sewage pump or old Amana refrigerator, I'm thinking.
UPDATE: You ever wondered about the definition of pathetic? Check out some of the comments on that CNN article.
Like I said, pathetic.
So, now it's on. Sanchez and her Hispanic supporters versus Van Tran and all of his Vietnamese backers. One wonders if the rumble will be at Warner and Bolsa in Westminister or Fifth and Main in Santa Ana.
Es mi barrio, ese. No, no se puedan.
..and you folks thought we only had a dumb, elitist, pandering senator we had to dump?
UPDATE: Sorry for the late-to-the-dance post. I seem to have stepped on LCR's stuff below on Van Tran. Hey, let's face it, Tim's wa-a-a-a-a-y more coherent than I ever will be -- which is why I have him grace these pages with his great posts. How else am I gonna fool you folks into thinking I know what's going on?
September 23, 2010
|"Sit down, you fulminating piece of cow manure.."|
..o.k., you back? Good. Now tell me about that gratuitous piece of reporting from the sack-o-crap Los Angeles Fox 11 guy. Don't you just know they cherry-picked all of the numbers on this race to dredge up those to stats? "Very Favorable" and "Very Unfavorable" just screams irrelevance.
And what's with this "spine of steel" stuff, bozo? Man, these folks in the MSM are desperate!
by the Left Coast Rebel
Although introduced by Matthew Newman to RightKlik readers, earlier this month, I felt the need to re-introduce Assemblyman Van Tran due to recent events in the campaign.
Van Tran (pictured left) faces six term Democratic Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez. Loretta Sanchez has come under fire recently for telling Spanish-only Univision that "The Vietnamese and the Republicans are trying to take away this seat from us." Seemingly Loretta Sanchez sought the cover of the Spanish-only network Univision, assuming that such a disgusting, vitriolic statement would go unnoticed outside of the Spanish-only station.
She couldn't have been any more wrong. A new introduction to Orange County Republican Van Tran is due, this from the Orange County Register:
Born in Saigon, South Vietnam, in 1964, Mr. Tran and his family were evacuated by U.S. forces shortly before the fall of South Vietnam in 1975. His childhood experience with oppressive regimes, he said, made him a conservative, and he is running for Congress to protect those values. "Having been a product of the Vietnam government, where the regime was dictatorial and oppressive, I understand the need for less government regulation," he said. "Encroachment of government on virtually every aspect of American life has inspired me to run for Congress."Mr. Tran said the role of government is to empower the American people, to empower the family, to empower small businesses. The 47th is a very blue-collar district, so the biggest issues for voters are jobs and the economy. Mr. Tran said he would address those issues by reducing restrictions on small business and cutting taxes. "As a state assemblyman I have worked to make it easier for small businesses to hire, gotten rid of regulations and fee structures. ... That is what I would do at the federal level."
He opposes the original federal stimulus package – the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – because he said it is full of pork and imposed more debt and other burdens on the economy than opportunity for job creators. Policies like the stimulus shift the debt to future generations and by supporting them we are "mortgaging the future of our country." He said, "We can't throw money at a recession to fix it."Mr. Tran said the 47th District is a perfect example of the failings of government stimulus spending because jobs promised for the district have not materialized. Mr. Tran similarly opposes the government bailouts and the Obamacare health care reform program.
What's not to like? Think about it. What better appreciation can one have for freedom and free markets than to have experienced the precise opposite. If only more Americans had the same perspective and formed their political philosophy correspondingly.
Van Tran certainly could be a rising star in the Republican party and we wish him the best on November 2. Even though the recent racist gaffe made by Loretta Sanchez may breathe new life into the Van Tran campaign, he still needs your help. Visit his website here. Read Matthew Newmans excellent Van Tran writeup here. Check out more coverage of the race at Left Coast Rebel.
..guess I'll hang on to my 2000 Jeep Cherokee a little longer than I planned; don't wanna run the risk of trading it in on one of the POS's these jerkwads make.
(Yes, I am aware of the logical flaw in the statement above.)
..go here for the GOP 21-page "Pledge for America".
September 22, 2010
I know we're gunning for his posse this NOvember and he does not appear in our sights (figuratively, of course) until 2012, but I am not aware of any finer collections of this cretin's contradictions abroad on the web. (However, I am open to links, by the way.)
On a tangential note, I visited a kick-off meeting for Carly this past Sunday. Before you folks panic -- especially those of you who are backing Boxer (yeah, fat chance) -- this was a meeting of the enlisted personnel, the trench fighters, the lowly minions, the upper echelon of the campaign having started months (if not years) ago. But there were some pretty interesting revelations about the goings on in all of the California elections in general. (Hint, hint.)
So, a lot of the posts here will be about revealing these insights, deconstructing the pathetic gas bag dummy Senator Ma'am Box-o-Rocks truly is, and generally doing everything I possibly can to ensure this flaming idiot returns to mingle with all of her squishy liberal Marin County-ites on a 24/7/365 basis.
We'll probably be dumping this stuff on LCRez as well and if have a blog and want to help out, let me know. I can be reached at thewarplanner-at-gmail-dot-com, nudge-nudge-wink-wink.
September 21, 2010
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?
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
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.
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.
September 19, 2010
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.
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.
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:
September 18, 2010
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.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?”
viking01 on September 18, 2010 at 1:39 PM
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.
September 15, 2010
September 10, 2010
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:
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.
"Hey, Fidel, ya wanna smoke my cigar?"
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.
September 9, 2010
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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..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
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!
September 8, 2010
|"Anyone out in the audience got a bottle of Kaopectate?"|
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.
|Lisa with a huge gaper..and she's holding a big fish too!|
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.
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):
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.
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.”
More from Michael Cieply at the NYT:
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.
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.
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.
September 6, 2010
|Test machine for The War Planner's old software.|
Courtesy of Lieutenant Kevin "Sky" King
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.
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.
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).
|"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.
September 5, 2010
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.