This post is a little more adult than most...there's your fair warning...
For Democrats, Ashley Bell was the kind of comer that a party builds a future on: A young African American lawyer, he served as president of the College Democrats of America, advised presidential candidateJohn Edwards and spoke at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston.
But after his party's midterm beat-down in November, Bell, a commissioner in northern Georgia's Hall County, jumped ship. He joined the Republicans...
"I think the midterms showed you really can't be a conservative and be a member of the Democratic Party," Bell said...
Many of the defectors have echoed Bell's assertion that Democrats have become too liberal.
More at The Los Angeles Times
I was working on something in my kitchen last night, and my wife was channel surfing and came to some "Sex and the City" rerun where Carrie was dating a guy she had nothing in common with, but she stayed with him because he provided her with "mind-blowing sex."
Unless orgasms enable people to prove the theory of relativity I don't know what "mind-blowing sex" actually is, and I was wondering why fate wasn't letting me tune out a television show that makes my brain shrivel, until reading this piece from the L.A. Times....which also makes my brain shrivel.
Dating people you barely know beyond sex sounds like the perfect recipe for a relationship with liberalism.
Carrie was like a conservative Democrat, and the party has been screwing her for decades.
It's not that Democrats have become too liberal, they've been too liberal. The party didn't just leave Reagan, it left everyone not dumb enough to be happy living in Berkeley, CA.
I know so many people whose values have nothing in common with liberalism and wouldn't even vote Democrat if they weren't born into families that taught them to vote that way...kind of like the klan, but less offensive...because I say so.
The core of the Democratic party has become socialism, liberals who deny this are either ignorant or lying...like Obama did right before the Super Bown with Bill O'Reilly.
Mr. "Spread the wealth" tells Bill he's no socialist because he's banking on people like Bell to believe he's not.
Too bad for our fearless leader that it appears conservative dems are getting tired of making excuses that sound like they're missing the punchline, "I'm not gay, but my boyfriend is."
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From my Facebook friend Bob Schneider
Look at the time stamp...yes I worked on this at the half-time show. Whatever! Carpe diem, right?
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Think Progress did a post honoring Reagan by reminding everyone that there are 10 Things Conservatives Don’t Want You To Know About Ronald Reagan. I was tempted to go down this point by point. But Doug Ross did a much better job than I would have.
Check out his response to these proglodytes here.
Maybe Think Progress should rethink their name to something that puts them in a more honest light:
Stink Dog Breath
Think Rotten Best
Juvenile much? Yes, but at least I'm honest.Add a comment
When I was born Jimmeh Cartah's presidency was on it's death bed and the decision to pull the plug on his life support was made by Dr. American Voters about a month earlier. So admittedly I don't KNOW Reagan and the politics of that time as well as the Limbaughs and the Hannitys because I was watching Smurfs and playing G.I. Joe, sometimes at the same time (I was an early multitasker).
I do know this about Reagan, Carter's failure jolted my parents into caring about politics. They realized that there are consquences to a president being a bumbling idiot. The country was in decline, and there was a belief that we were about to take a back seat to the Soviet Union. They held a lot of hope that Reagan was going to be a step in the right direction, so you can imagine how happy they, and the country, were to see that we voted for someone who sprinted there.
Liberals and "progressives" can say what they want about Reagan, and they are, but this country's love for him is undeniable. He believed in America and a love for freedom and liberty, he believed in the goodness of the electorate, and he wore his belief in Him on his sleeve. Or as Robert Gibbs tried to put it with Obama, Reagan was obviously Christian.
All of that was contagious on a global level, and it makes the left jealous. They're jealous that nearly 7 years after his death he is still very much alive to us all. That's why they've been tearing him down as much as we've been celebrating him this last week.
Below is a clip of my one of my most favorite Reagan moments. Everyone knows it well, so I don't have to tee it up. I can't watch it without getting chills. If anyone needed a nutshell version of who he was, and they didn't have half an hour for a A Time for Choosing, I think this video would be the best substitute I could think of, then again, moments like the one below are too numerous to choose a "best."
Does this sound like someone battling Alzheimers, as accused by his doting son?
His advisors advised him not to tell Gorbechev to tear down the wall. Liberals nearly lost their lunch over it, and the commies lost their communism.
Now they lose their lunch because their fearless first lady wants to take it from them. What a difference a generation makes.Add a comment
I downloaded State from Xtranormal, they're the people who did that "text to movie" application. Check them out here.
I was experimenting with the program and my satire news "headlines" from the last week. It's ROUGH around the edges, but I'm happy with my first go at this.
I don't know if I'll do this again with the headlines, but I'll definitely be using this program for future posts...it's pretty awesome.
President Obama called on U.S. businesses to do more to help grow the economy, saying that while the unemployment rate is getting better and jobs are being added, the U.S. needs “to get there faster.”
“Businesses have a responsibility, too,” said Obama in his weekly address on Saturday. “If we make America the best place to do business, businesses should make their mark in America. They should set up shop here, and hire our workers, and pay decent wages, and invest in the future of this nation. That’s their obligation.”....
More at The Hill
What a week for this guy, it's really too bad that this came AFTER the Oscar nominations, because between him opening up about his faith, and now his outreach to American business, he's probably the first guy in history that could actually fake an orgasm too.
Business has a responsibility to do what is best for business. If it does what is not best for itself it will run itself out of existence....or in apparent Obamaspeak, "meet their obligation."
One thing is certain we don't need the president, who as Doug Power's puts it, couldn’t run a lemonade stand without running it into a $5 million debt, lecturing business about their role in the recovery process.
Does this idiot not realize that the private sector isn't like the govenrment? They don't sit around thumbing themselves while getting COLA raises and then some through the osmosis of mixing time with entitlement. They can't live their lives like a government worker, they have to hustle, they've been hustling. Strapping anvils like ObamaCare to the backs of business doesn't help, Mr. President.
Business may have an obligation to follow the law, but government has an obligation to not stifle business...and government is the horse, not the cart, in this equation.
Business can't "shop and hire" if there's no money or economic activity to justify it. They also can't project what they should do in the future when a certain nameless
buffn plays magic 8 ball with taxes and entitlements.
This is basic, common sense stuff. He probably should've thought it through a bit before putting business over his rhetorical knee. What was he thinking?
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Commenting on her upcoming speech on the the 100th birthday of President Reagan, Ron Reagan Jr. calls Sarah Palin a "soap opera" who is greedy for money and attention at his father's expense, adding he doesn't appreciate the competition.
New study finds one in ten adults worldwide are obese, of that it is believe 30% are obese due to BFL or "Big Fat Liar" Syndrome. A disease that scientists have identified a caused by registering Democrat.
Egyptian president Mubarak issued a public statement of thank you for to Queen Elizabeth for her gift suggestion on how to win back the Egyptian people, adding he is unsure about the effectiveness of a PA system and the re-gifting of an iPod full of Obama's speeches.Add a comment
Yeah, ok, he proved this YEARS ago...but I'm just sayin'...
“We are happy to work with Republicans; we recognize that there has to be some long-term financial austerity,” Reid said.
“We’re not burying our heads in the sand; we recognize we need to do some things,” he added.
But he called a proposal by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to cut this year’s federal budget by $32 billion “unworkable.”
More at The Hill
This is why people from Nevada can't be in charge of money. The deficit isn't some slot machine. A 32 billion dollar cut is "unworkable?" This is what he means by that:
If you put 100 pennies on a table, and those pennies represent the $1.5 trillion dollar deficit that Harry inherited from Bush 2 years after his presidency ended. Those 100 pennies represent pennies you don't actually have, and should not have spent.
In walks Paul Ryan and says, "holy crap those aren't our pennies! We've got to get rid of some of them, we need a change, A MAJOR CHANGE! Everyone......brace yourselves this is going to a BUMPY RIDE!!!!"
He then removes 2 pennies, or $32 billion dollars, off of the table......
Harry Reid thinks THAT is "unworkable"...
WRONG, square pegs in round holes are unworkable.
Global warming rhetoric during blizzards is unworkable
Michael Vick and the Dog Whisperer are unworkable
Helen Thomas and Victoria's Secret is unworkable
The Democratic Party is unworkable.
They're ready to shut down the government, like at this point that would be a bad thing, over cuts that amount to 2% of the deficit. This is madness.
Even with his glasses "Four Eyes" Reid can't see we are standing at the edge of a fiscal abyss.Add a comment
Warning: If you don't like profanity...move along, nothing to see here.
I've been waiting for someone to give me a cogent reason why Glenn Beck is crazy, and I got it in song format! It's too bad its laced with profanity, but then again profanity is the nectar of the intelligence gods. I'm willing to put up with a little bit if it means finally realizing why Glenn Beck is such a dummy.
WOW! I'm convinced. I never realized it was that simple! Oh, and how do you argue with that standing ovation?
Don't worry liberals, I'm not comparing you to the Nazi's! I'm just pointing out that Hitler once got a standing ovation too!
But really though, how can you argue with standing ovations? Right Katie?
I wonder what rehearsal was like for that song was like. How many times did Katie's backup singers screw up their part before they got it right?
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HAHA! Just kidding! It's a liberal rally for Common Cause. If you want to see the Tea Party saying what you're about to witness you need to find a writer, producer, director, and a cast of actors willing to put it together in Hollywood
Warning: This contains profanity, advocacy of torture, and death threats. Make sure your jaw is located under carpet or a fluffy pillow, on the floor and positioned to catch it.
So what does Common Cause have to say for themselves? Here's an excerpt of a letter featured at Big Journalism:
We condemn bigotry and hate speech in every form, even when it comes from those who fancy themselves as our friends.
Anyone who has attended a public event has encountered people whose ideas or acts misrepresented, even embarrassed, the gathering. Every sporting event has its share of "fans" whose boorish behavior on the sidelines makes a mockery of good sportsmanship; every political gathering has a crude sign-painter or epithet-spewing heckler.
Read the entire letter here.
In other words, "give us the benefit of the doubt we will never give the Tea Party." Their point would be well taken if the hypocrisy weren't so brazen.
When Glenn Beck featured this video on his TV show he rightly pointed out that now amount of argument or law can stop this hatred. Only the light of truth can help disinfect it. They can't be allowed to get away with this anymore, and the first step to this is merely being aware of it.
So....pass this on....I don't care if in doing so you refer this blog or not, but please just PASS THIS VIDEO ON!Add a comment
Upon being found in contempt for defying an order to an offshore drilling moratorium, the Obama Administration issues a statement to the judge accusing him of laziness and incompetence for stopping at that issue.
Calling a GOP proposal to cut what amounts to 2% of the deficit "unworkable," Harry Reid proposes to fix the nations fiscal crisis by using the black magic that got him reelected last fall.
Media apologizes for misattribution of "if I resign today there will be chaos" to Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak when it was actually said by Obama's top teleprompterAdd a comment
As a result, President Obama has had the moment practically all to himself — for better or worse — as he gingerly proceeds without a sustained counterargument on a matter that could reshape United States foreign policy for years. The lack of debate underscores the relative absence of muscular Republican voices on foreign affairs in general, a sharp contrast to the way things were four years ago, when President George W. Bush’s Iraq policy was a flashpoint between the two parties at this point in the election cycle.
To some degree, the silence from Republicans reflects a lack of substantive differences, especially on Egypt. House Speaker John A. Boehner set the tone on Sunday, saying, “Our administration so far has handled this tense situation pretty well.” And in the Senate,Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, said Tuesday, “America ought to speak with one voice, and we have one president.”
From The New York Times
I love this dichotomy that the world likes to play out that either the United States can't screw this up and there's really not much we can do to influence the chaos in a sovereign nation.
The line appears to be it's time for Mubarak to go find a pyramid to crawl in. I know this makes Israel upset because the status quo was working for them. While I'm all for giving the concerns of our greatest ally there primary consideration, the man is in his 80's! They're just going to kicking the can down the road in what will feel like a flash in the pan.
Besides, why would the GOP argue for an Egyptian autocracy that operates on heredity after spending the last decade arguing for the proliferation of Middle East democracy? Is the NYT suggesting they want a fight on this?
I don't really know what else to say, I've stayed away from the matter for the most part because I don't know much about the country except:
There's a lot of dirt...LOTS of dirt...and it fetches a higher price on the market than the dollar.
The Nile River runs backwards so it probably also votes Democrat.
Their ancient society must've been pretty advanced, because you can't make pyramids with Lincoln Logs.
They have a huge sphinx, which I would bet is REALLY smelly...unless I'm mistaken that sphinx translates into English as sphincter.
When they talk word bubbles appear because the official language is hieroglyphics
Unless I have martial arts training that could kick Batman's ass, I will never go there.
I don't know what the end result will look like when the dust settles, which over there is definitely pure expression. If it's not it explains a lot about why fighting never ends...
Anyway, in the end I pray the people of Egypt get a better government out of this, because at some point that will matter to us all.Add a comment
Can you find him?
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I'm planning on making Wald-Obama into a trilogy. Parts two and three will show Wald-Obama at last years Memorial and Veterans Day ceremonies in DC. Below is a sneak peak.
As you can see, they'll be a lot tougher.Add a comment
Gore issues dire global warming warning to Egyptian protesters that if they don't put out their fires blasting carbon all over the country they may find themselves buried in snow.
Civil rights groups beg President Obama to take a stand against the blizzards blanketing the nation and the brazen lack of diversity in the snow.
Various Hollywood celebrities have pledged to help the Egypt's children escape the violence plagued country by either hosting telethons, or adoption.Add a comment
From Al Gore's blog on the continuing canard that global warming creates snow.
...the scientific community has been addressing this particular question for some time now and they say that increased heavy snowfalls are completely consistent with what they have been predicting as a consequence of man-made global warming:
See the entire post here
Global warming isn't real...
Oh ok, that settles that.
It's important to note that while he continues to hide behind the skirts of scientists the link he supplies in the quote points to an opinion column by Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune. I would say I personally would have preferred that Gore cite a tweet from Leonardo diCaprio, but Page is a black man and I don't want to be called racist...
When is the left going to figure out nobody believes this "scientific" crap that employs "2 + 2 = bananas" logic. This lunacy has become Gore's life work and he doesn't even have the guts to debate the issue publicly.
Instead we get blog posts that use opinion columns like they're exhibits in a court case and serve little more than to create a cess pool of rhetoric that makes real incest look clean by comparison.
Ovens bake brownies, not ice cubes. Either the earth is getting warmer or it isn't. If it's getting warmer then it's warmer in all seasons, including winter. Meaning it's impossible to have colder and more severe blizzards.
We're made to believe the science of all of this is just too complicated so we should blindly defer to the "experts," who have made careers out of what has now become REALLY big business.
If you're a believer in this crap ask yourself this: how much incentive do you think people like Gore have to level with you now that billions, and potentially trillions, of dollars of climate "business" are at stake?
How reliable is the "science" when they're drawing off of "climate data" over a century ago, when the light bulb had to be invented before it could be made illegal, and people still relieved themselves in outhouses sans plumbing?
How are fans of Al Gore not embarrassed with themselves?
Thanks to the Drudge Report for reminding us of the consensus Gore's fellow Democrats have on this highly techincal "science."
Again, liberals, how are you not embarrassed by this?Add a comment
It's a long video, and its not what Beck says that is important to this post, it's the left's reaction to it that is...
Here was the liberal blogger Andrew Sullivan's take on the video
Above is a Glenn Beck clip that Michael Moynihan calls "the dumbest thing ever broadcast on (non-cable access) television....."
As I've said before, lots of Glenn Beck listeners aren't in on the joke. Unlike Roger Ailes, Jonah Goldberg, and every staffer at the Heritage Foundation happy hour, they don't realize that the Fox News Channel puts this man on the air fully understanding that large parts of his program are uninformed nonsense mixed with brazen bullshit. When a Fox News host tells these viewers, "I'm not going to treat you like you're a moron," playing on their insecurity about other media outlets talking down to or lying to them, they take it at face value. What sort of callous, immoral person allows these viewers to be played for fools?
Read the entire thing here
If you think I cherry picked the fluffiest part of Sully's rant and am framing it as his best attempt to intelligently explain how it's the dumbest thing ever broadcast, you can click the link above to see if he elaborates, but don't waste your time. Sully, or any of the other liberal bloggers I've seen comment on this, never actually go there.
Do I think Tunisia is an "Archduke Ferdinand moment?" I have no idea.
I do know that Beck is entitled to his opinion, even if they left gets pissy that it's not the one they give him, at least (take notes Sully) he explains himself.
Wait, what am I saying? How can I question liberals when they're always the smartest people in the room?
For years now they've painted Beck as a lunatic, or stupid, or without intellectual authority because he's not college educated by the finest "little Eichmann" bloodhounds money can buy.
I've never heard anything remotely resembling an argument, or rebuttal, or logic used to push back on the merit of anything that comes out of Beck's show, which they probably don't even watch.
Apparently they think Beck is hanging himself and all they just have to do is show some YouTube clip and then congratulate themselves for not screwing up the embed code.
With my college degree I guess I'm technically more educated than Beck is, and I don't see what they see. I don't arrogantly assume that people who patronize Beck media are so myopic in their news media consumption that they crawl back into their hole when he goes off the air and only return with his radio show in the morning, thus preventing themselves from ever having a chance to bask in the glow of Andrew Sullivan's 40 watts of enlightening brilliance.
Clearly, I should have my bachelors degree revoked since I am one of millions who don't think that what Beck has to say is "brazen bullshit."
Why is it NOT true that Sully and his ilk, when it comes to understanding the geopolitical and economic danger we face, are in such a state of denial it's a wonder they don't think movies like "Inception" are documentaries?
If they think saying so amounts to the ravings of a lunatic they need to make a much better case than "because I say so."Add a comment
In an effort to have a less embarrassing grip on the U.S. message about President Mubarak, Obama issues an executive order prohibiting Biden from talking about Egypt until he can spell it.
The Obama Administration issues an ObamaCare gag order on the Vice President's office after the release of a statement by Biden that the GOP's efforts to repeal the law defy logic since "it's like saying you want to repeel [sic] a potato, or banana, or Nancy's face."
While defending the individual mandate in ObamaCare Democrats oppose decry proposed South Dakota state law requiring all adults to purchase and own a gun on the grounds that a central tenet of the party's platform is a commitment to hypocrisy.
Liberals finally begin to question the theory of criminal rehabilitation as Charlie Sheen licks his lips and laments on how awesome it would be if all the east coast snowfall was actually cocaine.Add a comment