"Let me hold your crown, babe…"

Discussing Lady Gaga's latest with some friends over email, one of them wrote:". . . I just love this [by Sara Bareilles] which was up yesterday at Noisy Room and it exactly reflects my feelings about Obama..."Heard in on the radio this weekend and thought it was pretty cute, but hadn't thought of Obama.So let me thank you for your time And try not to waste any more of mine Get out of here fastI hate to break it to you babe But I'm not drowning There's no one here to saveWho cares if … [Read more...]

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Eavesdropping on Barack & Rahm – UPDATE

During the 2008 campaign, I wrote a little playlet wherein Candidate Obama--his poll numbers dipping with the emergence of Gov. Palin--visited Bill Clinton for advice on how to win.Don Clinton: (leering a little) She's got nice legs, that Governor p*tana, eh? I wouldn't mind me some of that. Get me an Executive Office Spanking in Anchorage, that's what I say, Haw Haw! Get us a game of "Mayor, May I? Haw! That li'l girl's got spunk. I love spunk. My ol' consigliere and her oughta get … [Read more...]

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1200 Hours After Rig Explosion – UPDATED

It has been 1200 Hours since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico.Dead sea turtle lies on beach in Pass Christian, Mississippi(Source)There have been dozens of dead sea turtles found washing up on the beaches.And dolphins:And young herons:All manner of sea life are dying in the Gulf of Mexico.So are jobs and livelihoodsPondering these heartbreaking pictures, I tried to find out what serious steps the Obama administration has taken to bring every available … [Read more...]

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Obama Knew Spill Scope from Day 1

AP Photo/Charlie RiedelWait, what?Critics have bashed President Obama for being slow to seize the political initiative in combating the BP oil spill in the Gulf Coast, now widely believed to be the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. The White House has battled back, releasing a timeline of events showing that Obama was briefed—and deploying the Coast Guard—within 24 hours of the Deepwater Horizon blowout.What has not been previously disclosed: The president was not only briefed o … [Read more...]

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Blood from Turnips, Money from the Broke

The government does not seem capable of practicing simple reasoning, here. My 10 year old niece could tell you that this is madness.H/TAll those "smart" people in Washington--that "idiotic cerebral meritocracy,"--they can't figure this out, or they just don't care?Of course, if the kind of federal paycheck you're seeking is a social security check--you know, the thing you've paid into all your life in expectation that it will help to support you in your dotage--well, you might still get … [Read more...]

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Witnessing the heart as it cracks – UPDATED

It is not possible to remain unmoved as Rep. Charles Melancon (D-LA) finds the break point."Everything that I know and love is at risk."Watch it all. Melancon's sincere pain is a rebuke to the incessant political posturing we see out of Washington, and all the artless media outrage to which we have become so accustomed.In all seriousness--because this is a very serious situation--it seems that Chris Matthews' heart is breaking, too:Allahpundit writes of Matthews:But now that I’ve w … [Read more...]

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Obama & the Press: Voices Carry – POLL

Noting that the press seems torn between being justifiably angry at President Obama for his dismissive attitude toward them (and his disinterest in press conferences and "transparencies") and their instinct to lay down, roll over and let him rub their bellies while they pant, Allahpundit remarks: this relationship is the definition of co-dependency, isn’t it?Well, yes, we've pretty much established that the White House press corps and most of the mainstream media are the well-paid equivalent o … [Read more...]

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Sarah Palin is Alive! – UPDATED

Longtime readers know that, while there is much that I admire about Sarah Palin, I am still on the fence about any notion that she should run for president.My reservations stem in part from some of Palin's own moves, but it may be her base that really sours me on her; not even mild and constructive criticism, rendered with a dollop of sympathy can be endured by some members of Palin's over-protective base.I understand why they are overprotective; no politician in my memory has ever been … [Read more...]

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Obama, BP, Oilmoney & the Press – UPDATED

So, the Gulf may have to deal with as much as <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/04/AR2010050404118_pf.html".40,000 barrels of oil seeping into it, every day, for a while.And...the Obama government exempted BP from an impact review last year.And...President Obama, who hates big oil, big coal, big energy, was on the receiving end of more money from BP than anyone else in politics.And...the President's party is fundraising off of the … [Read more...]

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Morning Plots & Errands

Isn't that great? Reader Brian J (who also made the Nun News Network graphic and the Rush/Bullock/Baseball one) sent that over and I love it. In terms of who is in or out, I have always been "out" and my advice on pretty much anything is worth about a nickle, so it's right-on in every way.This morning is going about working at a local hospital, as I mentioned here.Then, I will be dedicating some serious time toward developing two ideas we have talked about here:1) Funding scholarships … [Read more...]

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