December 29, 2009

Stop the Presses! Obama cuts golf game short!

The AP has another knee-pad adulation story about The Pantload breaking off his golf game for a crisis:
KAILUA, Hawaii – President Barack Obama abruptly ended his golf outing and sped in his motorcade to his compound Monday after he learned a child of a friend was injured while playing on the beach.

Members of the first family were fine, a White House official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of a reluctance to discuss personal matters involving the president.
After a brief delay, Obama returned to the course.
Of course, we are concerned about the child, but the Chicago Jesus can take time out of his golf game but can't be bothered to speak to the public about a potential terrorist act until 72 hours later?

Shocked, I tell you! I am shocked!

72 Hours with the Underpants Bomber

In another one of those obligatory "me too" posts on the Underpants Bomber who wanted to give everyone else a Melvin, I thought I'd chime in with some overlong tract, bloviating about how the dithering of this administration allowed this scumbag to be treated as a criminal instead of a terrorist. However, The Architect spends almost eight minutes deconstructing the Obama administration's failure to act decisively.

I like Rove's repeated referral to this guy as being treated like some criminal "who just knocked over a 7-11". I hope Karl doesn't get tagged by the administration or its lefty-Louie followers as being RA-A-A-A-C-I-S-T because 7-11's are largely owned and managed by Muslims..

..except, of course, in Maryland, where Joe Biden thinks they are run by Indians.

Obligatory Adjunctive Commentary: O.K., I cannot let a good crisis go to waste. Where have we seen this scenario play out before? Why, of course! It was back in August 2008 in the heat of the presidential race. Russia chose that time to overrun Georgia and The Pantload - once he was briefed that it was the former Soviet satellite nation and not the state between South Carolina and Florida - shuffled out in the midst of yet another vacation and, blinking in the bright Hawaiian sunlight, proceeded to pontificate to the assembled knee-pad media. As ABC reported it:
Obama also condemned the Russian invasion. But he cast a wider net for advice -- including Hadley, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and his foreign policy advisors. When he spoke, he was characteristically circumspect.

"I think it is important at this point for all sides to show restraint and to stop this armed conflict," Obama said. The candidates' responses reveal a stark difference in governing style, and both seem carefully calibrated to appeal to American voters.
Of course, we all come to recognize two things now: the press will do anything to give this clown a pass and here was the first green shoots of a habit he has of dithering, triangulating, and otherwise voting present as he had done so many times in the past.

The picture above? yes, that's our beloved Pantload-in-Chief on vacation carrying - what? - an important tome on world politics, economics, or military strategy? Naw, it's just the latest Harry Potter book. Hat tip to HillBuzz for this. You owe it to yourself to go over there and check out that post. They have a raging controversy about the scar on Obama's head. Past brain surgery or what?

It's really creepy!

December 23, 2009

"Auuughhh! Barry! Did you cut one?"

"(Sorry, I could not resist in the wake of John McCain's recent attempt to stack the House with more weaselly moderates.)

December 22, 2009

Potpurri Post

Hat tip to HillBuzz for the Ray Stevens clip. It just about says it all.., I'll refrain from running yet another shot of the porcelain maiden overflow and adding to the ebullient cries across the right wing blogosphere that Obama has slipped further South in the esteem in which he is held by you and I and our fellow Americans. The POSOTUS' Raz DT numbers are a towering negative two-one.

But it is significant to note that the "Pac-Man index is now negative. That is the Raz DT strongly disapprove number is greater than the just-plain-assed-approve-of-Obama numbers.

wave goodbye to the disappearing turd, boys and girls.

Oh yes, and a surreptitious shot-out to my one troll here. Ray, sweetie, bady, honey, lose the photoshopped pics of right-wing stalwarts wearing SS uniforms or giving speeches in front of swastikas. We get it, ti's not funny, beyond tedious, and a non-starter on this site.

December 20, 2009

"These are the times that try men's souls.."

In December of 1776, Thomas Paine wrote the first in a series of pamphlets called "The Crisis" which contained among the most stirring words of the nascent revolution against England. Considering today's events, these words seem very appropriate:
THESE are the times that try men's souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country but he that stands it NOW, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain, too cheap, we esteem too lightly:--'Tis dearness only that gives every thing its value.
I visit many different sites and see too many nay-sayers who believe all is lost and the circumstances we find ourselves in seem irreversible.

They seem ready to throw the towel in, proclaiming that this cannot be undone.

I agree that it will be difficult, but not impossible and, if nothing, this country and its good people are all about accomplishing the very difficult -- if not the impossible.

In remembering Paine's words and searching for a suitable link, I came upon other fragments of our Revolutionary War history and - strangely enough - the one that gave me the most hope was the memory of the bitter winter of 1777 that George Washington and his ragged army spent in Valley Forge. To be sure, there were those that abandoned the cause and went back to their homes and farms, content to cede to England their freedom and liberty. These were the Summer Soldiers and Sunshine Patriots that Paine wrote of.

I forgive them and would have felt sorry for them because they could not endure.

But for those who chose to stay, it was not just a matter of wintering over and emerging with the spring thaw to claim their victory. Indeed, they had to endure four more years of bitter fighting before Conrwallis surrendered at Yorktown and another two years before the treaty with England was signed.

Not to be overly dramatic, but just as our Revolutionary War forbearers' travails were only beginning, so are ours. And we cannot afford the luxury of just sitting on our asses and waiting for the job to get done for us by the eunuchs who serve in Congress. There's a whole lot of sleeve-rolling-up that has to be done. Personally, with all of this work ahead of us, I am not too terribly interested in listening to all of the whining willies, failure-freaks, Big-L-libertarians, and Ron-Paulista-ultraconservative-holier-than-thou wusses piss and moan about how if it is not just so, they're going to take their ball and go home.

We should get a grip and remember that this slide arguably started in November 2006 when people decided that they'd hand the Republicans their walking papers because they'd pissed away a golden opportunity to put sound conservative governance in place. And we should also remember that, since the mouth breathers, the 52% put that joke of a POTUS into office along with the botoxed crone and the old stookey from Nevada, the American public has reacted by giving these three stooges free-falling poll numbers and have turned on the Democrats - and, to a great degree, the do-nothing GOP - with unbridled revulsion and enmity. Recent polls proclaim that the ersatz Tea Party Movement is better thought of than either the Democrats and Republicans. And this has been in eleven short months.

I cannot remember either Clinton or Carter being disliked with as much intensity.

..and if those patriotic images are not working out for you, try remembering the recurring theme of the disconsolate fan in Major League II played by Randy Quaid who was always badmouthing Rick Vaughn until that final scene where "Wild Thing" comes in to relieve and advises Quaid to "Blow it out his ass".

Yeah, that'll work.

So, if they ask you if this health care is a killer and you're gonna tuck in your horns and slink off the battlefield, you tell 'em what LtCol Frank Slade told 'em, "Nah, I'm just gettin' warmed up here!"

And, I guess this is as good place to get warmed up as any. I suggest a call to this gentleman's offices telling his minions what you think of his upcoming vote:

Ben Nelson, U.S. Senator for Nebraska:

Washington, D.C. Office
720 Hart Senate Office Building United States Senate Washington, DC 20510.
T: 1-202-224-6551.
F: 1-202-228-0012

Omaha Office:
7602 Pacific St. Ste 205.
Omaha, NE 68114.
T: (402) 391-3411.
F: (402) 391-4725.

Hat tip to OmahaConservative on Hot Air

December 18, 2009

You can't fix stupid..

This from my friend Bill Preston. I'll let him tell it:
This was a guy's first boat and he was taking it to the lake, but wasn't quite sure of the correct procedure for launching a boat off a ramp. However, he figured it couldn't be that difficult to do, so he stopped by his Union office for advice and they just told him, "Don't let the trailer get too deep in the water when you're launching your boat".

Well later on, he couldn't understand what they meant by that, as he could just barely get his trailer in the water! Here's a picture worth a "thousand words” and be sure to check out the back window. (As Fredd comments below, it is an Obama sticker in the rear window of the pickup.) Some people shouldn't be allowed to get married, have children, or vote!"

December 16, 2009

Grab your muskets and get ready for the red Coats!

The RNC came out with a new commercial today about how Obama and the Democrats should listen to the old folks (like me) and not ram their health care takeover down our throats, etc.

Well it is a good commercial and the message is correct, but somehow it leaves one feeling like they've had a bowl of waremd over Campbell's chicken noodle soup when one really craves a huge-assed sirloin, baked potatoe (purposely spelled that way), and a couple of flagons of Sam Adams.

Sure, I want the RNC and the GOP to mount a campaign to throw these stiffs out, but what we really need are more people like LtCol Allen West. I saw him on Hannity last night and got turned onto a speech he made in the video below. Watch it, be prepared to have the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, and maybe have a few tears prick your eyelids.

Without a doubt, it will be men and women like LtCOl West who should become our leaders. I want this man in congress in 2010 breathing fire down the necks of the wussed-out ass-clowns who would trivialize and ignore American citizens' opinions and belief.

(Hat tip to The Weasel Zippers blog.)

December 13, 2009

POSOTUS Nobel Copenhagen Stink Bomb Backs up in U. S. of A.

The Pantload unleashed a stinkeroo whose odors are now just wafting over to America and there's a lot of people holding their noses according to today's Raz D.T.

The strongly favorable versus strongly unfavorable index has sunk to a new low of -19 percent. Yesterday his stronglies were a previous record-setting -16 percent. The PAC-Man index (Favorable versus strongly unfavorable) is now at a razor thin +4 percent. That means that, as of today, only 4 percent more people like this hunk of crap than people who are motivated in their dislike of him.

Strangely, it is probably because of the tone of the Nobel acceptance speech -- his uncharacteristicly bellicose remarks about the U.S. needing to engage in war to keep the peace -- that caused this slide. Ed Morrissey posts over at Hot Air:
"This sample includes one polling day on a weekend (yesterday), which normally would have given Obama a boost. It will be interesting to see what happens by Thursday of next week, when they poll likely voters on three weekdays instead."
While I fervently pray that Ed is correct, I think one will see Obama rebound from these numbers somewhat for two reasons: (1) they are so abysmally low, one cannot imagine his bedrock, brainwashed Obamatons - the 93 percernt black voters, leftist cretins, and union/labor stooges - deserting him and (2) A lot of the folks who left the "strongly approve" category were peace-creep flower-children who were pissed because he put on his war face.

They probably even migrated all the way over to the "strongly disapprove" camp, dropped a couple of tabs of Mellow Yellow or Purple Haze. But they'll probably head back to peaced-out-unicorn-crapping-skittles territory and it'll ratchet back down to -14 or so.

Mean while, brothers and sisters, bask in the glow..

..bask in the glow.

UPDATE: I am adding the RealClearPolitics Presidential Job Approval page (Herinafter RCP PJA) as a link over on the left as a convenience. It will accompany the Rasmussen Dily Tracking link (heretofore and hereinafter RAZ DT) so you can watch this idiot's slide down the slide down the chute. You might notice that, as of this writing (early Monday, 13 December 2009) that the POSOTUS' numbers are 44/55 percent approve/disapprove and that the PAC-Man indez is now +2 percent (42% strondly disapprove versus 44% only approve). Hell, we may have ol' Hill step up and challenge this clown next year just to save the collapsing Democrat party. I will be holding a special party at Silky Sullivan's in Fountain Valley, California when the POSOTUS hits 35 percent..

..sometime next year next month.

December 11, 2009

This needs to go viral!

There is a massive and surreptitious move afoot by that crooked fairy, Bawney Fwank to pass another take-over bill of the financial industry that includes ACORN obversight..

..and, yeah, I don't give a crap about the pejorative I am using to describe this butt-wipe because of what he and his crone botoxed witch, Pelosi, are doing to us in the congress..

It is essential that you need to watch/listen to here. Michelle Nachmann describes this little fruit's attempt to slam a 1300-page bill through the house without first vetting it in committee or giving the American public the courtesy of learning about it. from the Hot Air post on this:
Breitbart TV’s B-cast interviews Bachmann, who brings listeners up to date on Barney Frank’s financial-reform legislation, which dropped on the House last week. It’s 1300 pages long, and the vote will be taken — today. It reorders the entire financial-services industry and vastly increases government control over it. Oh, and ACORN, too.
So I guess Bawney Fwank just wants to have us know what it feels like to bend over.

So listen and do what Michelle says: spread the word and melt the phones!

UPDATE:  Is it just me, or do you all think that Michelle is one great looking woman? Something about her intelligence, desire, drive, and those piercing blue eyes that just rivets me.

I mean, the left can have their Hillary Clintons and Helen Thomas's.

December 10, 2009

RNC comes calling with its hand out..

..nossir! These guys are far from off the hook yet in my book. Just sitting around and doing nothing while the POSOTUS and his Merry Men make a shambles of ths country does not qualify for any part of the pathetic few greenstamps I got left in my wallet.

Not any time soon until they step up and start hitting a few of these liberal, left-wing, commie softballs over the fence, old son!

December 6, 2009

CRU software code continued.. piggy back onto the previous posts (down there), I found this pretty good dissection of some of the CRU code. The guy here is merciless in his analysis and criticism:
When I was a developer, in addition to the concepts of version control and frequent archiving, one thing my evil commercially oriented supervisors insisted on were "code reviews". This is the hated point where your manager and/or some other experienced developer goes through your code and critiques it in terms of clarity and quality.

As a general rule code reviews teach you a lot. And in places where you have a choice of potential language one of the big questions in a code review is often "why develop this in [
this particular computer language or idiom]?"
I agree with his salient observations regarding the methods and languages used:
The first thing I note is that a lot of the stuff is written in Fortran (of different vintages), and much of the rest in IDL. When you look at the code you see that a lot of it is not doing complex calculations but rather is doing text processing. Neither fortran nor IDL are the tools I would use for text processing - perl, awk, sed (all traditional unix tools available on the platforms the code runs on as far as I can tell) are all better at this. Indeed awk is used in a few spots making one wonder why it is not used elsewhere.
Even though I have a technical background and love science, I abhor Fortran because it's - well - it's so unstructured and undisciplined. When one looks at Fortran one conjures up images of some coffee-soaked, sleep-deprived scientific wretch, hair disheveled, throwing more and more lines of code into an algorithm to bury previous mistakes and just make the results come out correctly. And, for the record, IDL is:
"..the ideal, timesaving solution for data analysis, data visualization, and software application development. From “quick-look” analysis and display to commercial programming projects, IDL combines the technology and tools you need with a modern, extensible environment."
I do NOT know IDL and cannot quibble with this claim. But the site is interesting and promising. It is a fairly good deconstruciton of the code for folks who have some experience with coding and Unix. Again, the usual caveat exists, boys and girls: do not try this at home. The stunts here were done on a closed course by paid professionals..

..or, in the case of the East Anglia CRU programmers, rank amateurs. 

Class will out..

You are the president of the most powerful nation on the face of the earth, the eternal beacon for freedom, the home and sanctuary of liberty and justice for the downtrodden who (legally) make it to our shores, the (formerly) powerful engine of capitalistic endeavor and friend to all nations who share our ideals and goals.

You host a state dinner and have as one of the honored guests, the prime minister of the largest democracy in the world. You stand in his honor to offer a salutation to this fellow head of state holding your water glass adorned with a paper napkin?

This is so-o-o-o-o wrong on so many levels. It is like a scene from one of those wedding-receptions-held-in-a-Holiday-Inn-hospitality-room, for instance, with the clueless guest offering up some mumbling me-too plaudits for the bride and groom.


Paper napkins for state dinners? And you can't get wide with a little glass of bubbly for the PM?

(Hat tip to Hot Air's What was the Obamateurism of the Week (12/6)? and to the contributor petunia who pointed out the paper napkin.)

UPDATE: Our golden boy, The POSOTUS, after a turkey break, is firmly orbiting in the mid minus teens at the RAZ DT. Note that his Strongly Approve numbers for this day weigh in at a low of 25 percent.

Doin' the Limbo Rock!

December 5, 2009

Forget the East Anglia CRU e-mails, folks..

A lot of attention is spent dealing with the "hide the decline" and other conspiratorial comments and an equal amount of energy is expended by the desperate defenders of AGW inventing tortured explanations for their heroes at the East Anglia CRU. But what is being overlooked is something that is even more damning than the memos and e-mails: it's the actual source code of the programs that are responsible in part for the analysis and results these clowns have foisted off on the public in an attempt to Hoover up grant money.

My background is that of a software engineer - a computer programmer - and I have been doing this for over forty years. I have worked as a consultant for 20 of those years, written a quarter of century of COBOL programs (and probably 20% of all of the Y2K bugs), written C, C++, Java, Jovial, Fortran (ugh!), Basic (MS and Visual), and even RPG. (Although, to be fair, someone once said that there was no such thing as an RPG programmer, only coders.)

[..further gratuitous, self-serving recitation of personal experience redacted..]

I have written my own software and maintained others' work. Some of the stuff I have worked on was really good and some of the stuff was 100% grade A crap. It looked like the person who wrote it was taking drugs or drinking heavily.

Anyway, enough of the CV horn-blowing. Where I am going with this is that I have looked at some of the source code files released in the CRU hack and, at best, they fall into the latter category of garbage.

In the clip above, what the guy is talking about is the penchant for commercial programmers with any sense of integrity to document their code with clear, concise, and accurate comments. (Although we never trust comments in lieu of the actual code.) Also he is talking about writing the logic in a straightforward and unambiguous style so that subsequent programmers can maintain it after you have left. And he is section he is pointing out is what is really criminal: intentional or unintentional, the algorithm that the guy wrote omitted data that did not fit within certain bounds.

Hardly encouraging to see something like that in code that is supposed to generate simulations of real world events. It's kind of like throwing out all of the checks you wrote for $200 or more when you reconcile your bank account. Or only record expenses of $1,000 or over in your general ledger.

Pretty soon, you will bounce a check or your financial statements will not reflect the actual state of your business.

So I want to pore through this code myself and see these problems myself. I would like to be able to offer my professional opinion as time permits, but, until I  can find the time, there are a number of sites where folks have done this already and - if you are interested - you should check out this discussion on Free Republic or this one at the same site.

And there's a good - albeit long - dissection of the code below. It's the second in this gentleman's series but the most expository. Warning! Do not watch this while operating heavy machinery. I recommend this for serious programmers and/or people with no life like myself. But the net of all this is that it's pretty damning.

December 2, 2009

"Alert the media!!"

The following is from HillBuzz and I am responding to their urgent request that they make this go viral:
We implore you to spread this link far and wide to as many people as you can.
The American MSM is working overtime to keep the Climate Hoax Scandal, Climategate, under wraps. This is a critical blow to Liberals. It’s the equivalent of some low-level hack leaving the Death Star plans lying around for some Bothan to find.

Great Merciful Zeus, you know something’s extra super squirrel important when we’re mixing our musical theater and SciFi references so casually.

What the MSM is counting on is for all of this too be too over the heads of most Americans. Liberals are hoping they find it “boring” and pay no attention to what’s happening, at lightning speed, around the world: the entire lunatic Cult of PaleoClimatology and “Virgin Gaia Worship” Al Gore and others cooked up as a giant Ponzi scheme is collapsing around them.

Indictments are coming worldwide.

Al Gore might ultimately go to prison himself.

Liberals are on the brink of suffering a cataclysmic, agenda-obliterating defeat.

The trick is getting regular people to wrap their heads around this. Via AceofSpades (www.Ace.Mu.Nu), here’s a quick explanation (by poster Iowahawk) of what’s going on that’s the best we have seen thus far:
For the benefit of true believers like Stewart, lemme see if I can squeeze this whole methodology thing into a nutshell:

Jones, Mann, et al., practice paleoclimatology; that is, the statistical reconstruction of historic climate records. Their approach works something like this –

let y = a time series of observed global temperature records.

Unfortunately reliable time series only go back 100-150 years or so, a blip on geological time scale. To figure out if there is any sort of significant millenial trend, the series needs to go much farther back, 1000 years or so. Great grampa Ogg was too busy avoiding plague infested rats to write down the temperature, so we need to deduce it out from “proxy variables,” like measurements on annually striated phenomena like tree rings, ice core samples and so on. so…

let x1 … xp = a time series array of proxy variables.

Great! Now them thar proxy variable records will get us back 1000 years. But they’re expressed in measures of tree ring width, band coloration, ice density, etc., not in temperature. And contrary to popular belief there isn’t a physical law or textbook formula that converts these proxy measures into temperature. To do this Mann, et al., use a statistical approach –

1. perform a Principle Components Analysis (PCA) of the proxy variables. PCA is a standard statistical technique for linearly transforming/ reducing a set of raw correlated variables (x1 … xp) into a set of variables called Principle Components (PC1 … PCp) which retain the information in the original data. The PCs are orthogonal (uncorrelated) with one another.

2. Next, Mann et al. regressed the 100 years or so of observed temperatures against the proxy variable principle components:

y = b0 + b1*PC1 + b2*PC2 + … + bp*PCp + error

the regression coefficients (b’s) estimated from recent data were then applied to the older proxy PCs to obtain retrospective “backcasts” or “hindcasts” of the temperatures in 1015, 1016,… 1850.

Voila! The Mann et al. statistical model resulted in the now infamous hockey stick, showing a radical increase in global temperatures in recent years versus the relatively flat milenial variation. This was in large part the basis for the IPCC report.

The initial controversy about this result was raised by MacIntyre and McKittrick (MM) who noted the backcasts of Mann’s reconstructed temperatures didn’t reproduce the amplitude of the Medieval “warm period” or the subsequent “little ice age” that previous research had estimated. That previous work suggested that the recent uptick in temperatures in no big whoop compare to previous decades in the past 1000 years, but Mann’s result showed it off the charts. They published a couple papers suggesting the flat reconstructed historical temperatures were artifacts of Mann’s selection of a time frame for extracting principle components (see step 1 above), which artificially suppressed the variation in the temperature backcasts. This is likely what the CRU emails were talking about when they referred to “Michael’s Nature trick.” This artifact explanation was largely confirmed by George Mason U statistician EJ Wegman (methods editor for JASA), who blistered Mann’s model in a 2006 report commissioned by the Congressional Energy & Commerce committee. Amusingly, Wegman showed that replacing Mann’s principle components estimates with repeated samples of random white noise continued to produce the same hockey stick shape.

Now here’s where the fun begins. MacIntyre and McKittrick wanted to follow up on their research, and asked Mann and Jones for their source data. This is where M&J started stonewalling to the point where M&M made FOIA requests, which were ignored. The emails give some sense of how desperately the CRU group wanted to avoid providing it. Why? Because, I suspect (and seems obvious from the “harry_read_me.txt” programmer’s notes), the basic observed temperature variables — the linchpin of truth in Mann’s model — are hopelessly, utterly corrupted.

Now, if you’ve been following this, Mann’s entire temperature reconstruction method rests on knowing (observing) recent periodic global temperatures, y. Quibbling about principle components aside, that’s the dependent variable in the backcasts. But as is now becoming increasingly plain, y was constructed from an undocumented process that took raw ground station data and ran it through a black box that included smoothing, filtering, inference, manipulation, baling wire, glue and the juice of one whole lemon. This is what the CRU people are calling “valued added homogenized data.” Or what normal people call “made up horseshit.” It’s also the temperature data that dozens, if not hundreds of AGW studies are based on.

In the last few days, the ECU has cynically offered to “share the data,” but what they are offering to share is this numerical sausage. What they won’t share is the source code for their computational raw data meatgrinder, which I suspect contains a treasure trove of numerical shenanigans.

So screen scrape this, go to the parent links at HillBuzz or Ace of Spades, but take a big gob of this brown crap that the Warmists are trying to foist off on us and fling it at the fan..

..and make some popcorn, hot wings, and get the frosties out for that TV special where the frog-walk the putrid polar-bear humping crook, Algore, into court.

December 1, 2009

A vat of congealed chicken fat

Because I was not in the mood to watch the Narcissist-in-Chief give his speech at West Point, I was following a thread somewhere and became so-o-o-o-o enraged that, somehow, the thread got hijacked to a discussion of the POSOTUS's delivery. Some clown made this comment:
President Obama’s speech felt totally disjointed tonight. I gave the content a C- and the delivery a D.
???????? on December 2, 2009 at 12:09 AM
That's when I lost it:
..jeez! What is this? Toastmasters? Here we are beating our gums about — what? — a speech; another one of the POSOTUS’s Greek Column extravaganzas and a chance to — what? — beat his gums some more.

The guy is a vapid, empty cypher who has and will continue to botch the office of POTUS because he has zippola in executive and leadership ability.

Wringing our hands over whether his delivery a C- or D+ is like eating a vat of congealed chicken fat. Wake up people! Are you going to join the 71% who think this gummint sucks and git up off’n your pimple-covered fannies and take back our country? (Hint: we can start now; we have eleven months!)

Or are you going to sit here and deconstruct this Pantload’s Rotary Club address?

VoyskaPVO on December 2, 2009 at 1:04 AM
My anger endures. This clown (The Pantload, not the commenter) has done nothing but bloviate since he took the oath. In fact, that's all he has done since he emerged on the scene as a scrawny state senator from Illinois: flap his lips. If someone went back to January 20th and started doing some checking, I'll bet you'll find that he has exceeded the number of public addresses-to-a-nationwide-audience than Bush (or any other President) has in an entire four years. But, to date, he has done squat..

..unless you count helping Pelosi and Reid squander almost a trillion on a stimulation attempt that amounted to butkus and yammering on and on to a jobless nation about how we need to trash our current health care system so he and his commie clowns can take over our lives.

I keep saying this, but I mean it more and more every day: I am so-o-o-o-o-o over this idiot.

A pause to remember..

..when there were two decent, kind people who occupied the White House? You know, instead of a narcissistic, vapid incompetent affirmative-action cypher and his obstreperous, arrogant, tone-deaf spouse?

The Biggest Loser

Jennifer Harper notes in her Washinton Times column today that Obama plans to turn his December 2nd speech into a, well, I cannot improve on Jennifer:
Television is sure to be a dither-free zone at 8 p.m. Tuesday night. President Obama will have a monumental stage at West Point and exquisitely selective words at the ready when he delivers his long-awaited Afghanistan policy speech, aka "the Obama off-ramp" in select circles. The "big three" broadcast networks are not their usual compliant selves, however.

CBS has set aside just 30 minutes for the speech, to be followed by re-runs and their annual offering, "The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show," where models wander the runway in angel wings and high-priced undergarments. ABC is giving the speech an hour, bumping "A Charlie Brown Christmas" while NBC will broadcast the speech, followed by two hours of "The Biggest Loser."

It's a bonanza for cable news channels. CNN's "Decision Afghanistan" offers almost 12 hours of material - the live speech followed by analysis by Wolf Blitzer, John King, Anderson Cooper and others.

"We're harnessing out global resources," Mr. Blitzer says.

MSNBC offers the live speech followed by specials showcasing Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews.Fox News will offer similar fare with the speech, followed by six hours of special analysis anchored by Bill O'Reilly and Greta Van Susteren.

.."followed by two hours of 'The Biggest Loser.'"

That's rich! A special on Obama's presidency?

OBLIGATORY DIG AT THE POSOTUS NARCISSISM: This clown dilly-dallies for over four months while flouncing off to Copenhagen, promoting failed Democrat gubernatorial candidates, flapping his lips about health care while the economy tanks, boogies in the White House with all kinds of Hollywood trash and party crashers, and can't seem to make up his mind on military policy until now? And then he turns it into yet another photo-op with the troops? Maybe he'll do a chest-bump with some of the cadets.

I am so-o-o-o over this guy.