Monday, September 29, 2008
Before your infant mind buys what agitprop CNN/NPR is selling 95 DEMS voted against the bailout (40% of Pelosi's caucus).
Related (Nacht und Nebel)
How the blogger with many visions™ knows the end times are coming.
◙ Exhibit 1 - YouTube pulled the video of the brainwashed children worshipping Obama. The remix can be viewed here.
◙ Exhibit 2
◙ Exhibit 3
◙ Exhibit 4
◙ Exhibit 5
Sunday, September 28, 2008
The rest of my 2008 MLB wrap-up...
Congratulations to the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers are in the playoffs for the first time since 1982! I feel bad for Ned Yost and the Braves should make sure he finds his way back to Atlanta as an eventual successor to Bobby Cox.
Chipper Jones wins the NL batting title and wants to retire a Brave.
The Yankees failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 1993. Yawn.
Manny Ramirez hit his 500th home run against the Orioles on May 31st, 2008.
Ken Griffey Jr. of the Cincinnati Reds became the sixth player to reach 600 career home runs on June 9, 2008.
K-Rod sets single-season saves record with No. 58
Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants ended the season with a MLB-best 265 strikeouts.
Cliff Lee became the Indians' first 20-game winner since Gaylord Perry in 1974. He finishes 22-3 with a 2.54 ERA.
C.C. Sabathia, Mark Teixeira, Manny Ramirez, Jason Bay, and Ken Griffey Jr.
Friday, September 26, 2008
I flew Virgin Atlantic to the UK and thought their safety video was ace.
Continuing my trip around the world...
Here I am sporting a cheeky international floppy hat as I head to the airport for my flight on Fisher Price Airlines.
What’s being loaded into this plane?
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
But she didn't stay long, and was soon back in the fight. Six months later she parachuted into the Auvergne, wearing two revolvers and a camel-hair coat. As with so much of Nancy's life, her account of this war is richly surreal. Everyone has a cartoon name (Judex, Gaspard, Bazooka and the Macaroni Man) and the résistants try to rob her at first, and then make her Chef du Parachutage London sends her tea Sten guns and lipstick, gelignite and packets of Brooke Bond Tea. The Americans meanwhile send two advisers, each in chocolate cavalry boots and without a word of French. At night, Nancy wears pink satin pyjamas, and - if the battle restarts - she fight in them too. There's also a twenty-ninth birthday party in an abandoned château, and gifts from all the guerrillas: ice-cream spoons from the French, etchings from the Americans, wild flowers from the penniless Spanish, and linen from a beautiful colonel, who will lose his legs. For Nancy, thesea are happy time, in their way
- John Gimlette on Nancy Wake
Just add three-drops of holy water to expand and unleash the awesome power of this big time blessed set. Holy water sold separately.
Labels: end times
But there was nothing to be done; the hoteliers were beyond reform. 'If you chastise them with sword, cane or horsewhip,' wrote Smollett, 'they will either disappear entirely, and leave you without resource; or they will find the means to take vengeance by overturning your carriage.'Related
Media tries to will the US into the age of Obamalot
I’ve noted before that we are now fighting an all out ideological war for the survival of the democratic republic. In fact, I’ve been making this same argument for years now: when the press, under the cover of “objectivity,” is allowed to function as an advocacy arm for a particular ideology and its titular representatives, what follows is a necessary skewing of facts — and a carefully constructed attempt to frame “stories” with “lessons” that the public will interpret “correctly” (according to those attempting to teach the lessons from the perspective of their own personal advocacy).
Labels: left-wing media
Friday, September 19, 2008
(2) This post is a little more technical but also provides some good information.
(3) Something about the year 1939...
2719 HYPERION takes a look at the original Illuminations at the 1939 New York World's Fair.
(4) And in print...
"By 1939, she [France] had the oldest population in Europe, and was almost running on empty. Poverty was followed by waves of xenophobia and lassitude. There was still a huge army but it lacked the old ideals of the republic, and the civil service was demoralised, resentful and powerless."
- John Gimlette
Charlie Rangel on Palin: “You got to be kind to the disabled”
Rangel tangle: Corruptocrat fights for his life
The Hill’s Chris Good reports that the House will move forward with an investigation of Democrat Rep. Charlie Rangel’s personal finances.
"Every time I thought I was getting somewhere, they'd start speaking Spanish"
For years, we Americans have spent more than we earned. We save nothing. Credit card debt, consumer debt, auto debt, mortgage debt, corporate debt -- all are at record levels. And with pensions and savings being wiped out, much of that debt will never be repaid.Where he loses me is when he condemns globalization. He complains that manufacturing jobs are moving overseas without addressing the reasons why (unions, burdensome taxes, etc.). He also, at least implicitly, dismisses competition. I think Buchanan would kick von Mises and Hayak to the curb and build some big walls around the United State.
Our standard of living is inevitably going to fall. For foreigners will not forever buy our bonds or lend us more money if they rightly fear that they will be paid back, if at all, in cheaper dollars.
We are going to have to learn to live again without our means.
The party's over
Buchanan redeems himself by mentioning Kirk (not the Captain Kirk of the Enterprise) and saves his best words for our political class:
What we are witnessing today is nothing less than a Katrina-like failure of government, of our political class, and of democracy itself, casting a cloud over the viability and longevity of the system.His words come too late. The real prophet is probably Peggy Noonan who knew something was in the air as early as 2005:
Notice who is managing the crisis. Not our elected leaders. Nancy Pelosi says she had nothing to do with it. Congress is paralyzed and heading home. President Bush is nowhere to be seen.
I mean I believe there's a general and amorphous sense that things are broken and tough history is coming...I suspect that history, including great historical novelists of the future, will look back and see that many of our elites simply decided to enjoy their lives while they waited for the next chapter of trouble. And that they consciously, or unconsciously, took grim comfort in this thought: I got mine. Which is what the separate peace comes down to, "I got mine, you get yours."
Labels: end times
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Meanwhile, Bloomberg (D-NYC) was in Washington D.C. but he was too busy testifying on global warming to participate in the stadium hearings. What a bunch of ass clowns.
BIG WHEEL BENZ THE RULES
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I consider myself a very patriotic person, and I have been teased or damned all my life for my pro-American views — particularly in academic settings. But, I’m sorry, this is, in many ways, a sick country...I see a connection between the raw hatred Nordlinger writes about the words of Obama's mentor Saul Alinsky:
"The Radical may resort to the sword but when he does he is not filled with hatred against those individuals whom he attacks. He hates these individuals not as persons but as symbols representing ideas or interests which he believes to be inimical to the welfare of the people."Obama channels Alinsky in an email to his devoted flock:
"I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face...You are my ambassadors."Apparently, the son of a Democratic Tennessee State Legislator took the communique a little too far.
Obama mobilizes rapid response on Web (Chicago Tribune)
Now Obama's presidential campaign is increasingly using the list to beat back media messages it does not like, calling on supporters to flood radio and television stations when those opposed to him run anti-Obama ads or appear on talk shows.
Labels: end times
Sometimes you just have to step back and be a little frivolous, in the face of all the madness, and it is both mean and crazy out there. Can you imagine the press not talking about the invasion of Sarah Palin’s privacy, and the press’ own unwillingness to co-operate with the FBI, because a) they’re Obama-enthralled and b) they don’t want to create “sympathy” for a candidate who - like unlike Hillary Clinton back in 2000 - has SERIOUSLY had her “space” invaded. And just imagine the way they’d be screaming if one of them found their email hacked into. They forget that the people they cover are people just like them. It’s just sad to see what the press has become...
This book is very different from the first two because it is the story of one soldier who returns to Europe in his mid-eighties to retrace the path he endured during WWII.
Although I have nothing to write in terms of a review the introduction seems promising:
But, through most of these travels, my guide - emotionally if not geographically - was an American, called Putnam Flint. In one sense, it seemed perfectly natural to make this journey with an American; after all, the liberation of Western Europe was largely an American enterprise.
In every other sense, however, the presence of an American made my travels seem even more exotic. All my adult life I've been drawn to Americans, with there determination to do the right thing, there sense of the possible and their talent for making it happen, but I've never truly understood them. At a superficial level, this is just a linguistic problem (Americans don't bonk or slim, and have no use for bumph, crisps, plonk or Christmas crackers) but - more profoundly - I realise there's truly a difference of perspective. As the tenants of an enormous space, Americans see no limit to human potential, whereas the British see only gaps and opportunities closing fast. Whilst the Americans might be guilty of overdoing things, the chances are we're doing nothing at all. Time too looks different to Americans. To them, history is awesome, whereas to us it's important. Perhaps that's why I enjoy being with them. To Americans, 'Liberty' actually means something whereas to us it's just a shop.
At the end of a star-spangled century it may be unfashionable to declare affection for Americans, but I'm not alone. Every year, the British spend over one and a half billion minutes on the phone to the USA, and there are over 45,000 flights between the two nations. Around 4.7 million Britons actually make the trip, some of them year after year. It's an affection that's partly cultural partly genetic, and partly forged out of war. Of course, it wasn't always like this. Dr. Johnson once said, 'I am willing to love all mankind except an American', a feeling he shared with a good few others, including Ruskin, Burton, Dickens, Wilde and Trollope. But things have changed, and now the jibes are largely a matter of journalistic convention. Just as plenty of American writers insist that the British are all arrogant and phoney, so plenty of hacks over here portray America as all talk and no taste. Clearly, they can't have met men like Putnam Flint.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Home, home again.
I like to be here when I can.
When I come home cold and tired
It's good to warm my bones beside the fire.
Far away across the field
The tolling of the iron bell
Calls the faithful to their knees
To hear the softly spoken magic spells.
I never tire of Pink Floyd. I may purchase new albums and songs but there are always a half-dozen Pink Floyd songs in my Top 25 Most Played on iTunes. I'm saddened by Wright's passing but his legacy is inextricably linked to some of my fondest memories and moments of earthly contentment (and there was NOTHING illegal involved in that contentment).
Rep. Charlie Rangel won't step down as Ways and Means Committee chairman
WASHINGTON — Rep. Charles Rangel is staying put.
The 19-term Democratic lawmaker refuses to quit as chairman of the House's powerful tax law-writing committee despite embarrassing revelations about his personal finances, Rangel's lawyer said today.
The first event will cost $28,500 per person for dinner at the Greystone Estate. Upwards of 250 high rollers — including some of the biggest executives in film, television and music — will munch gourmet chow and get to hang out with the candidate, enjoying a little face time and posing for personal pictures.
For a second, soldout event Tuesday evening, the Obama caravan will travel just 2½ miles to the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, where a reception and concert will spotlight Streisand and several other performers. In addition to those attending the earlier dinner, who also get into the concert, about 500 others are set to attend just the musical affair, at $2,500 per ticket, meaning the show should rake in an additional $1.25 million.
Monday, September 15, 2008
(1) Friends of Lehman
(2) Obama-Friendly Lehman Bros. to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy
So it would appear that this is precisely what Obama has been railing against: Washington insiders lining the pockets of other Washington insiders while the taxpayers ultimately have to foot the bill. The Agent of Change, it seems, didn’t exactly walk the walk on this one.
The Atlantic should have Googled Jill Greenberg before hiring her
Atlantic Monthly Editor to Offer Apology to McCain for Photog’s Doctored Pics
The Atlantic's PR Flacks: Jill Greenberg "Disgraced Herself," But We Stand By the "Respectful Cover" That Did Run
Unrepentant Photographer Turns McCain Into a Monster
That McCain Photo Controversy...
Media Bias: Personnel Is Policy
The Atlantic's McCain Cover
McCain Photo Fallout at The Atlantic
More articles about Rangel's ethical challenges here.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
- John Adams
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Campaign Contributions, 1989-2008
1. Dodd, Christopher J
2. Kerry, John
3. Obama, Barack
4. Clinton, Hillary
Cornyn calls for criminal probe of Fannie, Freddie
Monday, September 08, 2008
Let’s Push Raul Castro into Reforming Cuba
Earlier this year a Cuban blogger named Yoani Sanchez was selected as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential list. Sanchez, who faces incredible hardships to post her writings on her blog because of the purposeful lack of Internet access on the island, also won Spain’s equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize. She writes about the absurd nature of life in Castro’s Cuba with her beautifully descriptive prose.
"On Monday, August 24, a dissident punk rocker named Gorki Aguila was picked up by Cuban police for allegedly committing the Orwellian crime of “pre-criminal dangerousness.” Aguila, who fronts a band called Porno Para Ricardo, writes lyrics that are harshly critical of the regime.
On the appointed day, Gorki’s trial was postponed, then postponed again as a throng of supporters and members of the international media waited outside the court. In the matter of just one week, Gorki Aguila went from being a relatively unknown punk rocker to a cause célèbre. Raul Castro officially had a hot potato on his hands. Finally, at 5:00 p.m. (eight hours behind schedule) Gorki was brought into one of the regime’s kangaroo courts. He faced anywhere from one to four years in prison if convicted (everyone gets convicted). Then something unusual happened. The charges were reduced to a simple case of “disobedience” and Gorki was convicted (remember, everyone gets convicted) and sentenced to pay a fine of 600 pesos, which is roughly $40, about two months’ salary in Cuba.
Yes, changes are occurring in Cuba. The going rate for calling Fidel Castro a “c*ck sucker” on the island was reduced from a lengthy prison sentence to a $40 fine, a bargain that is sure to increase the levels of remittances to the island. This was most certainly a change that Raul Castro never envisioned having to make when he ascended to his brother’s throne."
America is great because you can be wildly unproductive, use all kinds of excuses for it, and still call any elected official a c*ck sucker (or retarded cowboy fellow). Even better, Hollywood, academia and the MSM will help you.
Representative Charles B. Rangel has earned more than $75,000 in rental income from a villa he has owned in the Dominican Republic since 1988, but never reported it on his federal or state tax returns, according to a lawyer for the congressman and documents from the resort.The meaty details are here and here. I like how he was was, "urged to buy the property by Theodore Kheel, a New York labor lawyer who was one of the principal investors in a plan to turn the southeast Dominican coast from a mostly deserted jungle into a tourist destination." Rangel is a true man of the people AND a conservationist to boot.
CNN Calls Rangel’s $3.5 Trillion Tax Hike a ‘Reform’
Sunday, September 07, 2008
(1) The wonderful world of Miroslav Sasek.
(2) 2719 HYPERION reviews Walt Disney's Imagineering Legends by Jeff Kurtti.
(3) A colourful journal for colourful travels - the iconic stickers mark that one great restaurant, shop, or hotel so you'll never forget.
Friday, September 05, 2008
U.S. Nears Rescue Plan For Fannie And Freddie
Financial Tsunami, Updated
Congress and the Countrywide Scandal
A $40 billion scandalRelated
To top it off, the Fannie Mae leadership was quite well-connected in D.C., especially to the Democratic Party. The Washington Post on May 23 made this all clear in black and white. The front page of that day's Business section showed how James A. Johnson, a former campaign manager for Walter Mondale's presidential run, had created "a political powerhouse."
NY Times Sugar Coats Charlie Rangel's Latest Tax Mess
Limestone Roof Commentary
There's a reason congressional approval ratings are 9%. Pelosi promised to drain the "swamp of corruption" but what has changed?
McCain is starting to look like the tough shepherd necessary to get us through what's coming. He's not really a Republican...If you check my own blog I'm on record calling him a RINO.
I fight to restore the pride and principles of our party. We were elected to change Washington, and we let Washington change us. We lost the trust of the American people when some Republicans gave in to the temptations of corruption. We lost their trust when rather than reform government, both parties made it bigger.The financial system could very well collapse and the self-serving brokenness of elected government officials from BOTH parties are in large part responsible. The question now before the American people is whether or not the fix is MORE government or less. What good will come if Obama/Pelosi/Reid just add to the largesse by tripling the bureaucratic headcount in Washington (using our money and more of it of course)? As far as I'm concerned, that just represents 3x more bureaucrats who will eventually "give in to the temptations of corruption".
Like others before him [Obama], he seems to think government is the answer to every problem; that government should take our resources and make our decisions for us. That type of change doesn't trust Americans to know what is right or what is in their own best interests. It's the attitude of politicians who are sure of themselves but have little faith in the wisdom, decency and common sense of free people. That attitude created the unresponsive bureaucracies of big government in the first place. And that's not change we can believe in...
This is a picture of some graffiti I took near an underpass. Lovely.
Microsoft's New Spot From Crispin Is an Ad About Nothing (So Far)
The Real Google Agenda
"First, a little background. Google sits at the confluence of two historic Silicon Valley philosophical streams. One, which comes from Sergey Brinn and Larry Page, the two founders, reaches back all of the way to the early days of computing and continues forward through the world of gamers, hackers, Apple, and the Web 2.0 generation. It is essentially Utopian in its belief that technology – especially the Web – will bring about a better world (hence, Google’s ‘Do No Evil’ motto). It also has absolutist (some would even say totalitarian) tendencies, in that it also believes that the empiricism of science and technology supersedes messy human institutions. It is proudly amoral, which is why it can celebrate hackers – or for that matter, Steve Jobs – as heroes, as long as they remain innovators."
Britain controls today the destinies of some 350,000,000 alien people, unable as yet to govern themselves, and easy victims to rapine and injustice, unless a strong arm guides them. She is giving them a rule that has its faults, no doubt, but such, I would make bold to affirm, as no conquering state ever before gave to a dependent people.
- Professor George M. Wrong, 1909
Perhaps it was the great geopolitical hope of the past two decades that Russia would turn out to be a normal country, like most other post-communist states. That hope was arguably dying the death of thousand cuts over the years, becoming less credible with every new authoritarian measure at home and every next saber rattling abroad. But invading a sovereign democratic neighbor must surely count as the Rubicon of sorts.
Fueled by a sense of humiliation and bounties of a resource boom, Putin has encouraged and overseen the blossoming of a chauvinistic and jingoistic climate of opinion that represents a curious mélange of communist and tsarist themes...
We tend to prefer candidates who don't talk about us one way in Scranton and another way in San Francisco.
- Sarah Palin
Pull over on the roll on the back seat (back seat)
Pop that body now you got me (got me)
You a fine chick kinda classy (classy)
Said her name was Ten now I'm grabbin (grabbin)
Cuz she got grip on the whip
With her big round booty with the silicone tits
Shit she bouncin on my lap and she tryin to own six
I whispered in her ear "Yeah (It's Hard For a Pimp)"
- Three 6 Mafia
Thursday, September 04, 2008
It may help to refer to zombietime to see how his seventy year-old description still has tremendous relevancy. One of my favorite images is the F*** Middle America in the Hall of Shame. The cranks are also complemented by legions of fabulously wealthy, vacation-home owning, Ivy League educated, Prius driving, Europe traveling, NPR listening, Crate and Barrel shopping limousine liberals. It's Nancy Pelosi meets this guy.
"Question a person of this type, and you will often get the semi-frivolous answer: "I don't object to Socialism, but I do object to Socialists." Logically it is a poor argument, but it carries weight with many people. As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for Socialism is its adherents.
The first thing that must strike any outside observer is that Socialism in its developed form is a theory confined entirely to the middle class. The typical Socialist is not, as tremulous old ladies imagine, a ferocious-looking working man with greasy overalls and a raucous voice. He is either a youthful snob-Bolshevik who in five years' time will quite probably have made a wealthy marriage and been converted to Roman Catholicism; or, still more typically, a prim little man with a white-collar drive, usually a secret teetotaller and often with vegetarian leanings, with a history of Nonconformity behind him, and, above all, with a social position which he has no intention of forfeiting. This last type is surprisingly common in Socialist parties of every shade; it has perhaps been taken over en bloc from the old Liberal Party. In addition to this there is the horrible- the really disquieting- prevalence of cranks wherever Socialists are gathered together. Once sometime gets the impression that the mere words "Socialism" and "Communism" draw towards them with magnetic force every fruit-juice drinker, nudist, sandal-wearer, sex-maniac, Quaker, "Nature Cure" quack, pacifist and feminist in England. One day this summer I was riding through Letchworth when the bus stopped and two dreadful-looking old men got on to it. They were both about sixty, both very short, pink and chubby, and both hatless. One of them was obscenely bald, the other has long grey hair bobbed in the Lloyd George style. They were dressed in pistachio-coloured shirts and khaki shorts into which their huge bottoms were crammed so tightly that you could study every dimple. Their appearance created a mild stir of horror on top of the bus. The man next to me, a commercial traveller I should say, glanced at me, at them, and back again at me, and murmured, "Socialists," as who should say, "Red Indians."
Poll: 51 percent say reporters are trying to hurt Palin
Over half of U.S. voters (51%) think reporters are trying to hurt Sarah Palin with their news coverage, and 24% say those stories make them more likely to vote for Republican presidential candidate John McCain in November.
Thirty-nine percent (39%) also believe the GOP vice presidential nominee has better experience to be president of the United States than Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.
Labels: left-wing media
"But Sarah Palin didn’t court this anger with more anger. That would be a turn-off. What most frustrates Americans is that we are a happy, optimistic, can-do people ceaselessly harangued by media solons, delusional academics, post-sovereign Eurocrats, and the Democrats who love them. While we free and feed the world, they can’t tell us enough that we’re racist, imperialist, torturing louts. We know it’s a libel, an endless stream of slander. But we also know it’s an absurd libel. We’re tired of hearing it, but taking it too seriously would give it power it doesn’t deserve..."This is every lefty I've ever met. America is ALWAYS wrong and patriotism is the religion of a Neanderthal. The only enlightened people are the intellectuals from the right schools in the northeast, San Franciscans, and Europeans.
And there is much to like and admire about our opponent.
But listening to him speak, it's easy to forget that this is a man who has authored two memoirs but not a single major law or reform - not even in the state senate.
This is a man who can give an entire speech about the wars America is fighting, and never use the word "victory" except when he's talking about his own campaign. But when the cloud of rhetoric has passed ... when the roar of the crowd fades away ... when the stadium lights go out, and those Styrofoam Greek columns are hauled back to some studio lot - what exactly is our opponent's plan? What does he actually seek to accomplish, after he's done turning back the waters and healing the planet? The answer is to make government bigger ... take more of your money ... give you more orders from Washington ... and to reduce the strength of America in a dangerous world. America needs more energy ... our opponent is against producing it.
Victory in Iraq is finally in sight ... he wants to forfeit.
- Sarah Palin
Read the full text here.
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
The GOP convention is so starkly different than the angry, anti-American, vitriol spewed by the NUTROOTS/MoveOn.org in Denver one week ago.
Text of Mitt Romney's speech
ExcerptsMy favorite Romney quote was a response to Michelle Obama and her new found/first time pride in America. Although, many liberals were probably shocked to learn that Europe, just like Cuba, isn't a Utopian paradise.
Liberals would replace opportunity with dependency on government largesse. They grow government and raise taxes to put more people on Medicaid, to take work requirements out of welfare, and to grow the ranks of those who pay no taxes at all.
Democrats want to use the slowdown as an excuse to do what their special interests are always begging for: higher taxes, bigger government and less trade with other nations.
It's the same path Europe took a few decades ago. It leads to moribund growth and double-digit unemployment.
Just like you, there has never been a day when I was not proud to be an American. We inherited the greatest nation in the history of the earth.
Text of Rudy Giuliani's speech
ExcerptsMy favorite Giuliani quote has to do with the fifth column (Andrea Mitchell is visibly shaken by Palin) AND all of the Big "O" celebrity endorsements.
When Russia rolled over Georgia, John McCain knew exactly how to respond.
Having been to that part of the world many times and having developed a clear worldview over many years, John knew where he stood. Within hours, he established a very strong, informed position that let the world know exactly how he'll respond as president. At exactly the right time, John McCain said, "We're all Georgians."
Obama's first instinct was to create a moral equivalency — that "both sides" should "show restraint." The same moral equivalency that he has displayed in discussing the Palestinian Authority and the state of Israel.
Later, after discussing it with his 300 foreign policy advisers, he changed his position and suggested that "the UN Security Council" could find a solution. Apparently, none of his 300 advisers told him that Russia has a veto on any U.N. action. Finally Obama put out a statement that looked...well, it looked a lot like John McCain's.
Here's some free advice: Sen. Obama, next time just call John McCain.
"We the people" — the citizens of the United States — get to decide our next president...not the media, not Hollywood celebrities, not anyone else.
Obama is still all sizzle and all hype. The perfect cover artist for Rolling Stone.
Labels: the good guys
Because she jumbles up so many cultural categories, because she is a feminist not in the Yale Gender Studies sense but the How Do I Reload This Thang way, because she is a woman who in style, history, moxie and femininity is exactly like a normal American feminist and not an Abstract Theory feminist; because she wears makeup and heels and eats mooseburgers and is Alaska Tough, as Time magazine put it; because she is conservative, and pro-2nd Amendment and pro-life; and because conservatives can smell this sort of thing -- who is really one of them and who is not -- and will fight to the death for one of their beleaguered own; because of all of this she is a real and present danger to the American left, and to the Obama candidacy.And Victor Davis Hanson has given us a new definition.
Palinize: to slander and caricature a working-class female public figure for the noble advancement of liberalism.
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
- President George W. Bush
More from the ANGRY left...
I have never seen, and I admit that I could never have imagined, such shameful, out-of-control, frenzied, angry, condescending, and pathetic journalistic malpractice. The ignorant assault on Palin’s accomplishments and experience, the breathless careless airing of deranged rumors about her private life, the staggeringly indecent mistreatment of her teenage daughter in a difficult time, the ill-informed piling on about the vetting process, the self-intensifying circle of tisking nodding heads utterly detached from a straightforward political event, have been amazing and eye-opening.
The reigning emotion of it all has been anger—anger at being surprised, anger at being denied the spectacle...
Fred Thompson's speech was one of the most effective character witness addresses I have ever seen in politics. It was deeply moving in recounting John McCain's five years as a POW. He told the story in vivid and at times excruciating detail...
Some more excerpts from his speech on McCain's time as a POW
The guards cracked ribs, broke teeth off at the gums. They cinched a rope around his arms and painfully drew his shoulders back.
Over four days, every two to three hours, the beatings resumed. During one especially fierce beating, he fell, again breaking his arm.
Labels: the good guys
The Fred Thompson speech (transcript) had some memorable lines. He gave a rousing and vigorous defense of Sarah Palin.
Thompson on Sarah Palin
Some Washington pundits and media big shots are in a frenzy over the selection of a woman who has actually governed rather than just talked a good game on the Sunday talk shows and hit the Washington cocktail circuit.
Thompson on Foreign Policy & Soaring Rhetoric
The respect he is given around the world is not because of a teleprompter speech designed to appeal to American critics abroad, but because of decades of clearly demonstrated character and statesmanship.
Thompson on the Democratic Nominee
To deal with these challenges the Democrats present a history making nominee for president.
History making in that he is the most liberal, most inexperienced nominee to ever run for President. Apparently they believe that he would match up well with the history making, Democrat controlled Congress. History making because it's the least accomplished and most unpopular Congress in our nation's history.
Thompson on NEW & EXPANDED Democratic Taxes
Now our opponents tell you not to worry about their tax increases.
They tell you they are not going to tax your family.
No, they're just going to tax "businesses"! So unless you buy something from a "business", like groceries or clothes or gasoline ... or unless you get a paycheck from a big or a small "business", don't worry ... it's not going to affect you.
They say they are not going to take any water out of your side of the bucket, just the "other" side of the bucket! That's their idea of tax reform.
Thompson using Obama's own words from the Saddleback Civil Forum
And we need a President who doesn't think that the protection of the unborn or a newly born baby is above his pay grade.
The Sarah Palin nomination has obviously made some folks at the DNC/MSNBC/NYTIMES/OBAMA syndicate nervous. Andy McCarthy notes that the NY TIMES devoted most of its homepage to "critical analysis" of Palin (Sarah and Bristol) this morning. My favorite article was "Palin Daughter's Pregnancy Interrupts Script". How about some NY TIMES reportage on terrorist William Ayers and his connection to Hussein Obama?
The democrats routinely behave irrationally when "a member of their own" rejects their bankrupt ideology.
A Nation in Crisis: The Bristol Palin National Pregnancy Crisis, Day 2
"Liberated Women", MSM Scramble to Reinforce the Glass Ceiling
Labels: left-wing media