July 11, 2011

Visualize Whirled Peas..

Peas in a pod.

Split pea soup.

Snowe Peas?

Eatin' goober peas. (I know, I know.)

Peas on Earth, good will towards men.

"I always eat my peas with honey;
I've done it all my life.
They do taste kind of funny but
It keeps them on my knife."

"Me and Jenny goes together like peas and carrots."
~Forrest Gump

"I'd as soon listen to dried peas in a bladder, as listen to your thoughts."
~William Butler Yeats quotes

"In dealing with kids, no matter how little we understand their explanations, we must always remember that we're the adults. What this means I have no idea. It certainly means nothing to the kids, who instinctively seem to know that adults are merely strange people who have dopey ideas like "Stop throwing peas at your sister."
~Bill Cosby

"Banquet: a plate of cold chicken and anemic green peas completely surrounded by dreary speakers and appeals for donations"
~Anonymous Politician

“A few peas short of a casserole”
~Colloquial idiom

"I am as comfortless as a pilgrim with peas in his shoes -- and as cold as Charity, Chastity or any other Virtue."
~Lord Byron (English Poet)

"I want the right to bet Lord Byron!!"
~Trotter, the movie "Let It Ride"



..all we are saying, is give peas a chance.
~John Lennon or something

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MOO-Chelle's Mirror

Stumbled on this over the weekend. It's a simply marvelous blog for dishing the dirt on THE WIDE LOAD FLOTUS. Don't just sit here, go there immediately to read about the throw-down between the Duchess of Cambridge and MADAME TRUNK JUNK.

"Mmmm..double fries!"
UPDATE: What do you 'spose the over/under on Kate (the Duchess of Cambridge) in a food throw-down with THE WIDE LOAD FLOTUS? Well, if the princess ever wants to engage in such an activity, then she'd better get into some serious training. Seems The First Lady of Fast Food -- and head nagger in charge --is practicing the old liberal mantra, "do as I say not as I do". Per Andrew Malcolm's Top of the Ticket blog in the L. A. Times:

Michelle Obama has become the nation's foremost advocate for restaurant menu reform and healthier eating to reduce obesity, especially among children.

She has made much of the need for Americans to routinely pack away fewer calories and carbs, more veggies, fruits -- that sort of stuff.

Plus, of course, get more exercise.

But alas one of those annoying media types, a reporter from the Washington Post, happened to be on the scene in Washington today.

Of course, it's hard to miss when a busy street and a new diner are totally shut down to the public for its normal bustling traffic of lunch-hour customers for the benefit of one VIP eater.

While her husband was telling the country it's time to eat its peas and address the staggering national deficit, Mrs. Obama went out for lunch.

But the healthy-eating advocate was nabbed doing 60 in a 35 zone: At today's lunch Mrs. Obama downed a good-sized ShackBurger.

And french fries.

And a milk shake of the chocolate variety.

Andrew reports that The Shack -- where MOO-Bird was Hoovering up all the groceries -- says her meal scaled out at 1,700 calories. I'm thinking that she will be dining on a lot of meals consisting of peas and ice water to make up for that. But like Mell Brooks once said: "It's good to be the king queen.

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July 9, 2011

Somewhere in Hollywood, a Communist-sympathizing Moonbat Quietly Sheds a Tear

By the Left Coast Rebel

...because of this news at the Wall Street Journal.

Should freedom-loving peoples around the world shed a tear?

Not hardly.

21penn.600
Sean Penn: Never met a Communist human rights abuser that he didn't love


More at Heritage's The Foundry.

Is CA-36 up for Grabs? Follow Robert Stacy McCain's Coverage of CA-36

By the Left Coast Rebel

This morning (Saturday) is the first time I have been able to sit down and check out the blogosphere....I'm behind on a lot of things, like the details and updates in California's 36 Congressional district race.

Robert Stacy McCain called me on Thursday and I promised to give him a big hat-tip and put my Google-search-engine-stamp on the salacious CA-36 story.

Here's the lede (the meat and potatoes) of the story, from Stacy, last month:

Janice Hahn is the Democrat running for Congress in the July 12 special election in California’s 36th District, to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Jane Harman.

As a member of the Los Angeles City Council, Hahn promoted a program to use taxpayer money to hire convicted criminals as “gang intervention specialists.” Predictably, Hahn’s government employment program for gangsters amounted to a taxpayer subsidy for violent crime.
A potential California liberal congress-critter (I know, that's redundant) that hired convicts? Sounds juicy indeed. It doesn't stop there, though. Stacy has followed with several updates from mid to late June:

Are you up to speed?

The plot thickens, keep your focus, this is crazy stuff.

Apparently this Democrat -- Janice Hahn -- was not happy with a particular L.A. news station coverage of her involvement in the convicts-for-hire program. Hahn's lawyers issued a cease and desist order against the station! Again, Stacy writes:
When Janice Hahn’s lawyers sent a cease-and-desist letter to KTTV Fox 11 — trying to stop the Los Angeles station from following up on its 2008 investigation of Hahn’s controversial “gang intervention” progam — they probably didn’t expect this. “Large mistake, madame,” says the award-winning Ace of Spades. Because KTTV and Chris Blatchford not only stood by their original coverage, they followed up with an in-depth eight-minute report that devastates Hahn’s credibility.
Here's the video from KTTV that Stacy eludes to:



Whiskey, tango, foxtrot! Hahn is facing her Republican candidate, Craig Huey on Tuesday. Does this lunacy mean that a G.O.P'er actually has a shot at a congressional seat here in the People's Republic of Kalifornia?

Stranger things have happened, like pigs flying and cows jumping over the moon...so we can all cross our fingers for next week's results. A Huey victory would be a pleasant palate cleanser after the November, 2010 Democrat rout here in California.

Follow The Other McCain's coverage of CA-36 here.

Gun Control?

Just sayin'..

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One Big Joke..

A recent NY Magazine News & Features shows a bunch of pics of The Chicago Jesus the target of sycophantic laughter.

..but what if the people in this picture were laughing at this boob instead of with him?

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July 8, 2011

MOURN. THIS. LOSS.

Betty Ford passed away today. No qualifications, no "ifs", "ands", or "buts". She was simply one of the so many decorous first ladies who brought grace and charm to that role -- and despite her personal difficulties as a breast cancer and her addiction to pain killers. -- she presided over the social aspects of the White House as the wife of a president who arguably inherited the job as our chief executive in a most difficult time.

There were many rude and inconsiderate jokes made about her husband, Gerald Ford, and his clumsiness. (Lyndon B. Johnson once remarked, "He's a nice fellow but he spent too much time playing football without a helmet.") But these two were of good Midwestern stock and the type of people you would want in the White House after Watergate and Richard Nixon's resignation.

They came within a whisker of getting Gerry re-elected but, nonetheless, carried off their apres-POTUS and FLOTUS years with that quiet, plain, simple dignity that was their hallmark.

May she find happiness in being reunited with her husband and God bless them.

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HATE. THIS. MAN.


..hopefully in 2012, he'll be:


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LOVE. THIS.WOMAN.


Michelle Bachman, first GOP candidate to comment on the latest massive stink bomb laid by The Chicago Jesus's [non]economic policies (emphasis added):

"Today's unemployment report is another stark reminder of the failure of President Obama's economic policies. The President promised if we passed the massive stimulus package that unemployment wouldn't go above 8 percent, we are now at 9.2 percent. Unfortunately, millions of Americans are suffering today as a result of the president's broken promise and his policy of attempting to create jobs through massive government spending that has added over 35 percent to our national debt.

"Amidst this economic freefall, it should not be lost that the architect of the President's failed economic policies, Timothy Geithner, will head for the door after he attempts to cement the President's legacy of massive spending and debt by raising the debt limit another $2.4 trillion dollars. We can only hope that the President will be right behind him after the next election.

"The President promised 'shovel-ready' projects that would create jobs, but now the President says 'shovel-ready was not as shovel-ready as we expected.' Mr. President, it's time to take the shovel out of your hand and stop digging. ATM's aren't responsible for our high unemployment rate; your administration's threat of higher taxes, massive government spending, and overregulation are."
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HOW'M I DOIN' MA?

Our Fearless Leader
Barack: using a real three-letter word, "you suck!"

As all of you no doubt know by now, the June jobs report emerged like a huge smelly -- well -- pile of defecation:

Nonfarm payrolls rose only 18,000, the weakest reading since September, the Labor Department said on Friday, well below economists' expectations for a 90,000 rise.

The unemployment rate climbed to a six-month high of 9.2 percent, even as jobseekers left the labor force in droves, from 9.1 percent in May.

Yessir, folks, for the umpteenth time, The Pantload's laser-like focus on the economy has yielded and employment picture somewhat akin to a still life of crap on toast. But the real howler was a statement by one of Obama's clown troupe, David Plouffe:

President Obama’s senior political adviser David Plouffe said Wednesday that people won’t vote in 2012 based on the unemployment rate.

Plouffe should probably hope that’s the case, since dismal job figures aren’t expected to get any better for Obama and the economy on Friday.

Most economists expect a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to show that the nation added about 100,000 jobs in June. That’s not enough to keep up with population growth, let alone lower the unemployment rate or make a dent in the 9 million jobs lost during the so called Great Recession.

The article sure does not blow any sunshine up The Chicago Jesus's skirt as it goes on to say:

It’s looking more and more like Obama will have to do something no president has done since Franklin Roosevelt: Win reelection with unemployment around 8 percent.

Ronald Reagan, another president Obama is sometimes compared with, was reelected in 1984 when unemployment was 7.2 percent. Obama isn’t likely to see a number that low.

Maybe he should have checked with Joltin' Joe "Gaff-o-Matic" Biden before he mouthed off.


Also the word out on the bricks is that Plouffe's remarks -- aside from being mumbled by lips attached to a head firmly inserted into his rectum -- were a grevious insult to the 14+ millions who are looking for work. Me? Personally, I think it's time that Obama just flat submit his resignation and retire to pasture with Moo-Chelle where he can write books and play the Jimmah Carter "coulda-woulda-shoulda" game.

I'd say quit winners but the guy has been a loser since day one.

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July 5, 2011

E-MAIL STUPIDITY..

One of my jobs for the Civil Air Patrol is to periodically send out announcements for various radio communications training classes we hold from time to time. Invariably, these e-mail broadcasts bang up against the spam filters our California Wing membership set up for their accounts.

It is frustrating in the extreme to receive these arrogant little missives so, being the passive-aggressive bastard I am, I fashioned a response to reply to them:

I too sincerely regret that I am unable to receive your e-mail owing to some numb-nutz spam filter I set up because I cannot negotiate your e-mail and locate the "unsubscribe" link and accomplish what ordinary, reasonably technically competent users of e-mail are able to accomplish.

Oh to be sure, I am personally affronted by ads that suggest I might be afflicted by penile dysfunction and require some medicinal assistance to return to the former glory of my youth. And, verily, I do not want my virgin ancient eyes to be cast upon the comely derriere of a nubile 20-ish (although professing to be 5 years younger) woman attired in a tight sweater, short pleated skirt, bobby sox, and sneakers lest I be struck down by the Lord God Jehovah and rendered blind for my evil transgressions.

So, instead, I must live with sending out these condescending, pretentious, annoying notices explaining how you will have to run the gauntlet of link clicks and provide the most intimate details of your life just to gain an audience with me.

Why, I would not be surprised at all if you were crouched in your freezing garret, huddled over your keyboard, mouthing epithets like, "Aw blow it out your ass!"

Lordly and patronizingly yours,

William, the unavailable.

---- asshole@earthlink.net wrote:

I apologize for this automatic reply to your email.

To control spam, I now allow incoming messages only from senders I
have approved beforehand.

If you would like to be added to my list of approved senders, please
fill out the short request form (see link below). Once I approve you,
I will receive your original message in my inbox. You do not need to
resend your message. I apologize for this one-time inconvenience.

Click the link below to fill out the request:

https://webmail.pas.earthlink.net/wam/addme?a=asshole@earthlink.net

There, I feel so-o-o-o much better; never mind the fact that my retort will bounce up against the very same spam filter once again.

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July 4, 2011

OTHER FALLEN HEROES..

Sometimes you walk through life in a fog and then someone comes up to you and awakens you with an oil-soaked 2x4 to the temporal lobes. Oner of my beloved frequenters, the author of The Conservative Perspective, did so with his July Fourth post.

Ironically, it goes to the shenanigans being pulled by a group of those very people to whom we told to piss off some 235 years ago today: our English brethren ~~ and, for the most part, our staunchest allies in this world. It seems that they have their own problems, principally how they show reverence for their fallen:


The issue is that politicians and the politically correct seek to have the route through the RAF town Wootten Bassett altered, thereby obviating this incredible outpouring of reverence for the fallen. It is at once chilling and awe-inspiring to see the reverence and respect the citizens of this town show for their returning heroes. As one commenter put it in an article in the London Telegraph:

It is always the "common people" who demonstrate class when class is needed. This is moving - and profound. And don't think that just thousands of Britons are standing behind you - there are many of us here in the United States who are proud to stand behind you as well. Well done Wootten Bassett - you demonstrate that there will ALWAYS be an England.

Joseph R. Martan

I was mindful of this tribute paid to those who served as I attended the Huntington Beach July Fourth parade today. As the veterans groups passed by, I came to rigid attention and gave them all a salute that they justifiably deserved.

Of special attention and smartness of salute were my brothers who served in Viet Nam. They may have been ignored some forty years ago when they returned but they were not today.

God bless the people of Wootten Bassett, Huntington Beach, and all of the other towns to whom these fallen heroes return. God bless the men and women who make freedom and liberty a reality from both Great Britain and the United States, once adversaries almost two-and-one-half centuries ago, they are our brothers and our fondest kin.

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Remember me..

..it is not Memorial Day nor Veteran's Day but we should always remember them..


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The Star Spangled Banner
By Francis Scott Key 1814

Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more!
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

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When, in the course of human events..


When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. --Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of representation in the legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved representative houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the legislative powers, incapable of annihilation, have returned to the people at large for their exercise; the state remaining in the meantime exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavored to prevent the population of these states; for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither, and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands.

He has obstructed the administration of justice, by refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers.

He has made judges dependent on his will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies without the consent of our legislature.

He has affected to render the military independent of and superior to civil power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by mock trial, from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of these states:

For cutting off our trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing taxes on us without our consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of trial by jury:

For transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended offenses:

For abolishing the free system of English laws in a neighboring province, establishing therein an arbitrary government, and enlarging its boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule in these colonies:

For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our governments:

For suspending our own legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated government here, by declaring us out of his protection and waging war against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burned our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow citizens taken captive on the high seas to bear arms against their country, to become the executioners of their friends and brethren, or to fall themselves by their hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian savages, whose known rule of warfare, is undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms: our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have we been wanting in attention to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, enemies in war, in peace friends.

We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do. And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

New Hampshire: Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton

Massachusetts: John Hancock, Samual Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry

Rhode Island: Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery

Connecticut: Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott

New York: William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris

New Jersey: Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark

Pennsylvania: Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross

Delaware: Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean

Maryland: Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Virginia: George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton

North Carolina: William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn

South Carolina: Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton

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July 2, 2011

YOU DO THE MATH..


CNN Money released an article summarizing the recent disclosure of the White House staff salaries. Some salient comments from that short article (emphasis added):

One out of every three White House employees makes at least $100,000 a year, according to data released by the White House on Friday.

Top earners pull down a salary of $172,200 a year, while three employees have a salary of $0. Most staffers fall somewhere in the middle.

The average salary is $81,765 a year, while the median employee salary is $70,000. The lowest full time salary is $41,000 a year.

Huh?

Now that's all well and good and you might want to check out the original list at the OpenData site, but I am wondering about the staff mathematicians and statisticians at CNN who can state the average salary of $181 large while the "top earners" get $172 large.

Seems like CNN is just as dysfunctional as CBS.

UPDATE: Woodesterman points put that the average salary in the article said $81,000 not $181,000. Now, don't I feel the fool? Oh well, regarding my rant, as Rosanne Rosannadanna used to say:


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Just so we're clear here..

..if this man, Herman Cain, were to become the nomineeof the GOP, I would work for my tail off for him. Were he to become our President, I would follow him to the gates of Hell..and beyond:


Content of character, not color of skin. If that is racism, then call me a racist.

BEDSHEET-WEARING, RACIST UPDATE: If the ticket were Cain/Rubio, I'd probably take time off from work, take out another mortgage, sell my firstborn, etc. to work for these two.


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South California? Is Southern California Secession from the State of California Possible?

By the Left Coast Rebel

Secession is a possibility, even if remotely so. It would involve so-called "red" counties such as Orange, San Diego (where I live), King, Mariposa and eight other counties breaking off from the state, forming so-called South California.

The idea is being floated by Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone (good for him).

Many of us So-Cal business owners/tax payers/limited government proponents think (rightfully so) that Sacramento is broken beyond repair. Secession from California and formation of a "South California" would undoubtedly create a highly prosperous wealth-creating Hong Kong-esque hub set free from the choking tentacles of the progressive wealth-spreaders, welfare-state metropolis's of Sacramento, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Video from CBS/Los Angeles:


Note that the link and the actual CBS video seems to be broken. All you get is a re-run of that awful AT&T commercial and then it hangs. The LCR is busy disporting himself in lovely San Diego (where a lot of smart, conservative people live) and asked me to fix the post -- so I changed it to a .png image. We all know that CBS is a dysfunctional MSM outlet anyway; sure hope the AT&T is better. But I ain't holding my breath.
-The War Planner

South California secession would also create another interesting dynamic. Because of the demographics of the 12 counties discussed, a permanent "purplish" swing state in electoral-college politics would be created, perhaps changing the nature of presidential politics forever -- if a significant chunk of California's electoral college votes were in play every presidential cycle.

It's a super long shot but interesting to contemplate nonetheless.

Hat-tip Leslie Eastman/Temple of Mut. Cross posted to Proof Positive and LCR.

Updated: There's an unscientific poll up at the L.A./CBS affiliate carrying this story. The poll asks, "South California: politics as usual or time to split?"

The results aren't even remotely close:



Updated x2: Warplanner, also a California resident, responds in the comments:
This is an interesting proposition and, for historical context, there was a movement on the eve of World War II where a number of like-minded counties in north Northern California wanted to secede from California and re-enter as the 51st state. In reading the link, you will find they were considerably more libertarian than their more southerly counterparts.

It would be interesting and welcome to separate ourselves form the liberal cesspool of San Francisco and their hand maidens in Sacramento. Hell. it'd be freaking marvelous!

..where do I sign?
Count Warplanner in the 88% of poll respondents above saying "aye" to secession.

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July 1, 2011

LEADERSSSSSS ARE GOING TO LEAD..

..won't glob up this NRSC ad calling attention to Obama's "leadership":


But I will hasten to add my wish that he take some of that billion dollars he is going to raise to fix those goddam whistling teeth.

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June 29, 2011

FOUR LETTER WORD FOR THE CHICAGO JESUS: JOBS

..or, I guess Gaff-o-matic Biden said J-O-B-S was a three letter word but, whatever. Like his boss, Biden is pretty much a dim bulb anyway.

Time magazine -- an unlikely source and part of the coterie of tongue-bathing, knee pad mainstream media -- questions the wisdom of The Pantload running on the central premise of his policies and accomplishments creating two million jobs.

As it now stands, the President’s stump speech features a backward-looking message at its core. Obama trumpets “more than 2 million jobs in the private sector” that have been created in the last 15 months. At a recent speech in Ohio he dismissed May’s bad jobs numbers as “bumps on the road to recovery.” In Greenberg’s estimation, this is an error on par with President Obama’s midterm election pitch, which described the nation as a car that had just gotten out of a ditch that Republicans drove into in the first place. The metaphor didn’t work, Greenberg explained in a recent memo, because “people thought they were still in the ditch.”

The usual suspects -- incompetent Ivy League faculty lounge refugees on Obama's revolving-door team of economic advisors and his campaign team -- seem to be agreeing with Greenburg that this "Mission Accomplished" approach is folly:

President Obama’s own strategists agree — but only in part. New projections of tepid economic growth under 3%, and unemployment over 8.5%, have all but erased hopes that Obama can run for reelection as the guy who saved America from the worst economic crises since the Great Depression. It’s not a convincing message when four out of five Americans still rate the economy as “poor.”

Irrespective of the flailing going on over at Team Obama Headquarters, even marginally referring to any policy of his rescuing the economy represents pure delusional folly. Going near that hoary old bromide of two million jobs "saved or created" is kind of like firmly grasping the to secondary poles of a 25 KV substation transformer -- bound to be a shocking experience.

This is especially true when you consider that fully 45% of these two million so-called new jobs were created in the state of Texas:

Richard Fisher, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, dropped by our offices this week and relayed a remarkable fact: Some 37% of all net new American jobs since the recovery began were created in Texas. Mr. Fisher’s study is a lesson in what works in economic policy—and it is worth pondering in the current 1.8% growth moment.

Using Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, Dallas Fed economists looked at state-by-state employment changes since June 2009, when the recession ended. Texas added 265,300 net jobs, out of the 722,200 nationwide, and by far outpaced every other state. New York was second with 98,200, Pennsylvania added 93,000, and it falls off from there. Nine states created fewer than 10,000 jobs, while Maine, Hawaii, Delaware and Wyoming created fewer than 1,000. Eighteen states have lost jobs since the recovery began.

The data are even more notable because they’re calculated on a “sum of states” basis, which the BLS does not use because they can have sampling errors. Using straight nonfarm payroll employment, Texas accounts for 45% of net U.S. job creation. Modesty is not typically considered a Texas virtue, but the results speak for themselves.

Texas is also among the few states that are home to more jobs than when the recession began in December 2007. The others are North Dakota, Alaska and the District of Columbia. If that last one sounds like an outlier at first, remember the government boom of the Obama era, which has helped loft D.C. payrolls 18,000 jobs above the pre-crisis status quo. Even so, Texas is up 30,800.

Interesting factoid and one you should slip into your ammo bag for those upcoming debates with the nouveau bitter clingers, the die-hard Disciples of The Boy King. It will be interesting to see the scales drop from their eyes when that data is presented to them -- especially if Texas governor Rick Perry gets into the race.

Still in all, it is becoming more and more apparent that there are cracks in the fortress wall of the Team Pantload castle.It is delicious to visit them, to chew on each morsel as it were, to watch with glee as the corpse twists slowly in the wind:

This is a time when the president needs to find his inner Bill Clinton, and feel Americans’ pain.  If he wants to be one of the few presidents to win reelection in a stagnant economy, he’ll have to devote less time to defending past policies, like the auto bailout, and more to offering specific solutions to help people get back to work. Think a 21st century version of FDR’s fireside chats.

..oh, puh-lease!

Just how is this ass clown and his coterie Keystone Kops advisors going to get it right now when they still espouse more taxes on businesses using that laughable mantra of taxing the rich.

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said that President Obama believes taxes on small businesses across the country must rise in order to prevent a general reduction in the overall size of government programs.  Geithner added that the administration seeks to raise taxes on all individuals earning $250,000 per year or more, and this would necessarily include small business owners who file as individuals.

It's 2011, fercrissakes, and after almost three years of nothing but bad news, stagnating growth, and steadily-UN-improving unemployment Geithner and his boss still don't get it. So, given they have about 15 months to go, its unlikely that anything short of a miracle will cause a turnaround.

But Hopey-Changey is still out there giving those clueless speeches and makin' all that jive talk. Like Ramirez' cartoon above, you can put a dress and lipstick on a pig but, in the long run, it's still a pig.

UPDATE: It's instructive to read the comments of the articles one cites in posts. I was sourcing some of my assertions over at this article at The National Journal when I came upon one of those remarks that isn't edgy political dialog, but rather common business strategy:

Click to Embiggen

Deal with that, pig-boy.

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June 28, 2011

STACK O' CAKES

..dunno; was chasing links and came upon this:


Thought you'd like it.

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June 27, 2011

WIDE LOAD FLOTUS STICKS IT TO THE U.S. TAXPAYER..

(courtesy Scooter Van Neuter at (Big Hairy News)
..again.

Seems that the First freeloader have done it again. They've sent the FLOTUS on a safari to Africa and invented some flimsy pretext to charge off part of the trip to us (emphasis added):

First Lady Michelle Obama’s trip to South Africa and Botswana last week cost taxpayers well over half a million dollars, possibly in the range of $700,000 or $800,000, according to an analysis by White House Dossier.

Many of the trip’s expenses cannot be obtained with specificity, including the cost of local transportation for the first lady, Secret Service protection, the care and feeding of staffers, and pre-trip advance work done by administration officials in South Africa.

...

While the goals of her journey – “youth leadership, education, health and wellness” in southern Africa, according to the White House – are laudable, many may question whether such an expensive outreach overseas by the president’s wife is worthwhile given the threat of the ballooning federal debt to the economy.

This is particularly true given that the trip, while featuring many official events, also included tourist components such as visits to historical landmarks and museums, a nonworking chance to meet Nelson Mandela that Mrs. Obama described as “surreal,” and a safari. Mrs. Obama also brought along her mother, her daughters and two of their cousins – the children of her brother Craig Robinson.

Right now, I am too flummoxed to comment further but there's a whiskey front advancing on the Warplanner household later tonight and I will take advantage of such a target-rich environment.

But for now, to quote Martin Sheen in Apocalypse Now, "Oh man, the bullsh*t piled up so high around here, you needed wings to stay above it.."

..developing.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED..

..I'd rather be in Philadelphia.

Allahpundit over at Hot Air reports that the Dinner with Barack raffle was flagging. Seems they added Joe Biden to the guest list. Allah observes:

This feels like the punchline to a joke. “First prize is dinner with the president. Second prize is dinner with the president and Joe Biden.” Is there any American anywhere — Dover and Wilmington included — who was planning to pass on this contest but, now that Biden’s in the mix, is ready to pop for five bucks to enter?

Remember this post by Scooter about the GOP alternative contest?


..if you contribute to the GOP, they'll guarantee you DON'T eat with Obama ~~ and, presumably, they're willing to extend the offer to include this latest DNC soiree with the dirty duo.

It's starting to smell of desperation, frankly.

DESPERATION TIME UPDATE: Seems this sort of thing started a while ago. Remember the recent half-empty rally, Chicago Jesus held in Florida? Hall of 2,000 and only 990 showed up? (I owe you a link.) There's also this high school graduation speech raffle that turn up short back in March.

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MODERATED COMMENTS

Usually -- actually, in all cases save one -- remarks and comments here about my postings have been civil, insightful, profound, and a welcome recognition of my pedestrian efforts. I am extremely grateful when you stop by and are motivated to add your wisdom and humor to my pathetic bleating.

I have even had a dissenter or two. In fact, I remember one guy who started out life here as a troll and we became very friendly when I told him that his remarks were very constructive, welcome, and the only problem I had with him was that we disagreed.

Recently, I went to moderated comments because another troll -- a real one -- posted comments I considered offensive and, frankly, tasteless. In case you were wondering, here is a sample of this cretin's handiwork:

NIGGER! NIGGER! HE'S A NIGGGGGGGGGAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

Goddamn Nigger-rigged the economy! It was perfect when Bush (A WHITE MAN IN THE WHITE HOUSE!) and now thanks to his niggernomics the USA is all niggered-up!

I suppose it's a mark of progress that morons like you hide your racism but it still smack of cowardliness.


~The-Troll-Formerly-Known-As-Salvage

That was actually a little milder than the other comments he made. At first, I tolerated it and even had some fun at his expense, nicknaming him "Sewage". But it readily became apparent that he had nothing to say, said it crudely, and had no redeeming literary flair whatsoever. So, since I was relatively busy and could not attend to this blog on a regular basis, I elected to moderate the comments rather than let this guy's verbal defecations remain for days before they were cleaned up.

However, part of the fun of visiting a blog is to be able to make a comment and have it appear contemporaneously with the others posted. Many of you have blogs I visit and you are remarkably kind (and swift) to approve of my witless blather.

Well, I was away this weekend and I just now noticed that TCL left a moderated comment I failed to approve. For that tardiness, good lady, I am heartily sorry.

So, I am going to ride herd on unmoderated comments again and -- I assure you -- if the cretin shows up, his remarks will be dumped irrespective of content. But I do not want to penalize the rest of you for this kindergartner's puerile blather.

Our blogs are, for all intents and purposes, like our homes. Polite guests are welcome again and again. But no one pulls that guy's crap in my house and gets invited back.

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THERE IS A GOD..

Tub of Goo with The Castro Brothers

DELICIOUS IRONY DEPARTMENT: It seems that the immense tub of goo who runs Venezuela and delights in running down the U. S. of A. (when he's not being genuflected to by The Chicago Jesus) is in a bad way:
Hugo Chávez extended stay in a Cuban hospital is because he is in critical condition, according to a report in El Nuevo Herald.

The Venezuelan president, who was last seen in public June 9 and last heard from on June 12, on a phone call with Venezuelan state television, was said to have been treated for a pelvic abscess in Cuba.

During the call Chávez said that medical tests showed no sign of any "malignant" illness.

But according to the report in El Nuevo Herald, Chávez finds himself in "critical condition, not grave, but critical, in a complicated situation."

Speculation runs to possible prostrate cancer but the real story here is that one of the liberals' most beloved leftist's in this hemisphere has placed his fate in the hands of one of the liberals' most beloved health care systems in the world.

Frankly, I think the guy is just ripening in preparation to giving birth to a 5 gallon can of Crisco. And, not to over-egg the pudding here, but if this guy croaks, can you imagine how despondent all those useful idiot Hollywood types will be? Political assassination by Castrocare?

Why, Sean Penn would be positively suicidal.

"I'm so-o-o-o-o wasted!"

THERE IS A GOD UPDATE: Thanks to the irrepressible Woodsterman and the latest in his "I Don't Feel Stupid Anymore" series of, this delicious picture one of those ass-clowns who helped install The Pantload in the White House. (note the big Chicago Jesus sticker of the window of the pickup.)


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June 22, 2011

GAME POINTS FOR MEN

For thousands of years, men have tried to understand the rules when dealing with women. Finally, this merit/demerit guide will help you to understand just how it works. Remember, in the world of romance, one single rule applies: Make the woman happy. Do something she likes, and you get points. Do something she dislikes and points are subtracted. You don't get any points for doing something she expects. Sorry, that's the way the game is played.

Here is a guide to the points system:

SIMPLE DUTIES
You make the bed: +1
You make the bed, but forget to add the decorative pillows: -1
You throw the bedspread over rumpled sheets: -2
You leave the toilet seat up: -5
You replace the toilet paper roll when it is empty: +5
When the toilet paper roll is barren, you resort to Kleenex: -1
When the Kleenex runs out you use the next bathroom: -2
You go out 2 buy her extra-light panty liners with wings: +5
In the rain: +8
But return with beer: -1
And no panty liners: -25
You check out a suspicious noise at night: +1
You check out a suspicious noise and it is nothing: 0
You check out a suspicious noise and it is something: +5
You pummel it with a six iron: +10
It's her cat: -40

AT THE PARTY
You stay by her side the entire party: 0
You stay by her side for a while, then leave to chat with a school drinking friend: -2
Named Tiffany: -5
Tiffany is a dancer: -10
With breast implants: -20

HER BIRTHDAY
You remember her birthday:+1
You buy a card and flowers: +2
You take her out to dinner: +5
You take her out to dinner and it's not a sports bar: +10
Okay, it is a sports bar:-10
And it's all-you-can-eat night: -20
It's a sports bar, its all-you-can-eat night, and your face is painted the colors of your favorite team: -30

A NIGHT OUT WITH THE BOYS
Go with a pal: 0
The pal is happily married: +1
The pal is single: -10
He drives a Ferrari: -20
With a personalized license plate (GR8 NBED):-30

A NIGHT OUT WITH HER
You take her to the pictures: +2
You take her to see a film she likes: +5
You take her to see a film you hate: +8
You take her to see a film you like: -5
It's called Death Cop III: -10
Which features Cyborgs that eat humans: -20
You lied and said it was a foreign film about orphans: -30

YOUR PHYSIQUE
You develop a noticeable pot belly: -5
You develop a noticeable pot belly and exercise to get rid of it: +10
You develop a noticeable pot belly and resort to loose jeans and baggy Hawaiian shirts: -30
You say, "It doesn't matter, you have one too.": -100

THE BIG QUESTION "Does this dress make me look fat?"
You hesitate in responding: -10
You reply, "Where?": -35
You reply, "No, I think it's your fanny": -100

COMMUNICATION (When she wants to talk about a problem)
You listen, displaying a concerned expression:+1
You listen, for over 30 minutes: +5
You relate to her problem and share a similar experience: +50
You have fallen asleep: -200

ITS THAT TIME OF THE MONTH
You talk: -100
You don't talk: -100
You spend time with her:-100
You don't spend time with her: -100
You are seen enjoying yourself: -100

..thanks, Gustavo!

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MAJOR LEAGUE..

..the opportunity for double entendre abound with this subject, but after the last four weeks in Weinerville, I'll just let it go. Here's an interesting video on how they make major League baseballs. Enjoy:


Sent to me courtesy of Lieutenant Bill of Squadron 68. Now I gotta go do a writeup on Sominex: the new candidate for the GOP POTUS nomination.

That ought to be a thrill..

..ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz.

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June 21, 2011

MEANWHILE BACK AT THE RANCH..

..while Captain Yawn was down in Le Caribe fleecing the natives last week, and the MSM was ducking flying Weiners, they did busy themselves with the Great Alaskan Palin Paper Dump which John Stewart revels in on the Daily Show:


The Daily Show
Tags: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook

..good stuff; enjoy.

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June 20, 2011

PANTLOAD DUMPS ON BROWN PEOPLE..

The Chicago Jesus is an equal opportunity promise-breaker, it appears. Seems our boy headed to Puerto Reco last week to Hoover up some campaign bucks and played it a little too fast and loose with the folks who wanted him to visit says Howard Portnoy, writing over at Hot Air today.Seems Portnoy's complaint (sorry) is:

The president’s whirlwind visit lasted all of four hours, during which he spoke in broad and sweeping platitudes, claiming that “the aspirations and struggles of this island mirror those of the United States” and promising “we are going to put people back to work here in Puerto Rico and all across America.”

Obama further attempted to ingratiate himself with the crowd by exhausting his meager inventory of phrasebook Spanish. In so doing he used the same exaggerated Spanish accent he invoked when he famously uttered the nonsense phrase cinco de cuatro in 2009, providing even the usually sympathetic comedian Jon Stewart with ammunition.

He blew into town like one of those hurricanes out of the Caribe and left a whole bunch of pissed off Puerto Ricans in his wake by ignoring some substantive problems in that U.S.possession nor offering any federal support for worthy causes down there:

Leaders of Puerto Rico’s pro-statehood New Progressive Party noticed the stark absence of any concrete offers of help or solutions with these pressing issues—and they were resentful. Local Sen. Melinda Romero, a delegate of the island’s chapter of the Democratic Party, has demanded an apology from Obama and asked that he return the money raised during the brief stopover.

Adding to the resentment of the ruling New Progressives, led by Republican Gov. Luis Fortuno, is the unscheduled lunch that Obama had with opposition gubernatorial candidate Alejandro Garcia, a photo op from which now appears on the White House website.

Yessir, just like our hero, Captain Ron.


But he did not limit his ungraciousness to Puerto Rica. He seems to have pissed off others of Hispanic descent as well:

Leaders of a national Hispanic organization are criticizing President Barack Obama for skipping their annual conference for the third consecutive year after he promised as a candidate in 2008 that he would return as president.

Some members of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials also are questioning Obama’s commitment to immigration reform, noting that deportations have increased under his watch — even as the administration intensifies its outreach for Hispanic votes. NALEO, which includes more than 6,000 Latino leaders who represent major blocs of voters in key electoral states, opens its annual conference Thursday in San Antonio.

The rift is noteworthy — and even a little puzzling — because of the administration’s aggressive push for Hispanic support ahead of 2012. Obama’s campaign team is trying to raise historically low rates of Hispanic registration and voter turnout in at least a half-dozen swing states, and one Obama adviser involved in his reelection effort recently told POLITICO, “Hispanics could very well decide this election.”

..who but dope-rolling troll dolts could love an ill-mannered clod like this?

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YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST: PALIN TOO STUPID!

..that ought to attract a bunch of dope-rolling trolls.

Here's a video that intersperses the condescension of elitist MSM commentators, liberal celebrities, and other enlightened luminaries with the actual gaffs and misstatements made by Governor Palin herself. Of course, this proves conclusively that these Illuminati have her nailed..

..oh, wait.


Sadly, one of them is the venerable John Cleese (Monty Python and Fawlty Towers) whom I admire a great deal for his comedy, but little else now, I suppose.

(Seriously, it is an amazing juxtaposition of these people worshiping their avatar and having him deliver up crap sandwich after crap sandwich of moronic human frailty. The guy is an utterly incompetent boob.)  

UPDATE: Just to show you this wasn't an isolated instance. Warning! Do NOT operate heavy machinery after watching this video!



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June 19, 2011

GOP FUND RAISER


I was over at Skippy's BIG HAIRY NEWS and ripped off his scoop of the GOP coming up with a fund raising scheme of their own based on the recent offer by the The Pantload for a chance for four lucky people to eat dinner with him.

The GOP's plan, well, as Scooter puts it:

The Democrats' headline-grabbing promotion to offer a chance at a private dinner date with President Obama is reportedly drawing little money, but a great deal of press. Republican strategists looked at the program and asked if there might be a way to capitalize on it for their own financial gain, and the result is the "No Dinner, No Obama" raffle, where for ten dollars every entrant is guaranteed to not have dinner with the President.

"After seeing the recent photo of Obama stuffing a chili dog into his pie-hole, it was obvious most normal Americans would pay to not eat with him. We're pulling in huge bucks," said a GOP spokesman.

Scooter adds that he would gladly contribute $50 for the privilege of not breaking bread with Zippy, the POTUS and THE WIDE LOAD FLOTUS.

Scooter Van Neuter: an artist of discriminating taste!

UPDATE: It seems that The Pantload is falling out of favor with the public. He can't raise squat getting people to eat din-din with him now but back in the heat of the 2008 campaign when everyone in the country was swooning over this clown's pants creases, he stopped into a diner and ordered up a plate of waffles that he could not finish.


Some enterprising employee scooped up the half-eaten plate and put it on eBay. (The auction was, mercifully, canceled.) Turns out, these were the famous uneaten waffles from the Glider Diner:


..so, even then the guy was a sack. He ducked the reporters questions, claiming the necessity for nourishment and then left the food on his plate.

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Don't mess with the WIDE LOAD FLOTUS..

..she's shovel ready and spoiling for a fight:

"Don't you be dissin' my creased-faced man that way, ya'all heah?"
Courtesy of Andrew Malcom over at The Top of the Ticket blog at the Los Angeles Times. Andrew hastens to add that this shovel ready little taxpayer funded junket comes just before WIDE LOAD gets on one of our airplanes and visits Africa on our nickel:

However, this coming week she is taking her mother and two daughters on a week-long visit to Africa, with stops and public events in South Africa and Botswana and including a private safari experience.

Have a nice flight, WIDE LOAD. Enjoy the Dark Continent for us. Don't forget to write.

UPDATE: This African junket is going to be quite an affair. She's taking her family and going all over Africa on our dime:

For her second solo international trip, the first lady has scheduled stops in South Africa and Botswana, two growing democracies, where she'll continue her work encouraging young people to get involved in national affairs. She'll also promote education, health and wellness.

The previously announced June 20-26 trip begins Monday in Johannesburg. Mrs. Obama will also stop in Pretoria and Cape Town in South Africa before moving on to Gaborone, the capital of Botswana. The trip ends with a private family safari at a South African game reserve before the return to Washington on June 27.

Here's the laugher:

White House officials said Wednesday that the trip will help advance the administration's agenda in Africa.

How about she and her husband advance the agenda of another third world country -- namely the one he's supposed to be running: The United States of America. Well, between the golf games, vacations -from-vacations, safaris, and boogie nights in the White House, we're all out of luck.

That two-day-old ham sandwich is looking better and better.

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June 15, 2011

THOUGHT FOR THE NEXT ELECTION..


From a Hot Air commenter:

E-mail going around: “If you voted for obambi in 2008 to prove you are not a racist, you need to vote against him in 2012 to prove you are not an idiot

VegasRick on June 15, 2011 at 12:14 PM

UPDATE: Here's some meat to chew on..in Obama's own words:


The Tinkers-to-Evers-to-Chance on this one is via Hot Air. I am just spreading this like Allahpundit requests. But it is nice to see the meme one-term strengthening.

But you heard The Whistler (jeez, I wish he would have those goddam teeth fixed) and he has had his time in grade and so far all he has done is feed America a gimongous crap sandwich.

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