Transparency Abounding!

I've been noticing how scarce seem the pictures of damage to the coastal wildlife of the Gulf. Now I know why.More at Hot Air; be sure to watch the second video.I wonder how much different all of this would be had the federal government--who is responsible for the protection of these waters--had not talked big about "stepping on necks" awhile doing nothing; if it had accepted the help and expertise of numerous nations, rather than waving them off; if it had started introducing clean-up … [Read more...]

It's FINE if law bans books – UPDATED

"...because the government won't really enforce it!"Thus spaketh...Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan?Actually, what she says is, essentially, it's alright to create laws banning books, because the government has never YET enforced such a law.Okay, this is the Dean of Harvard Law School, and another one of the "brightest people" in the country with whom Obama seems to deal with, exclusively. I am not a lawyer; I am not Ivy-Educated, and I think this is one of the most breathtakingly … [Read more...]

Obama & Hayward; Two sides of a coin

Oh, this is rich, and as tone-deaf and irony-challenged as ever:A White House spokesman had a little fun at the expense of BP CEO Tony Hayward at the daily briefing Monday, tweaking him for taking his yacht out on the water for a race off English shores while the waters of the Gulf become ever more polluted."You know, look, if Tony Hayward wants to put a skimmer on that yacht and bring it down to the Gulf, we'd be happy to have his help," Bill Burton said.A skimmer is a piece of equipment … [Read more...]

Vacuuming up the oil Spill, Part II

Vice-President Joe Biden, last night, talking to Charlie Rose:“BP is not in charge. The federal government, the president of the United States, is in charge.”Now, check out this video of Keith Olbermann talking to former Shell Oil President John Hofmeister:Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economyYesterday I wrote about the notion of engaging supertankers and vacuuming up the oil from the surface of the Gulf.I made it very clear that I had no idea if suc … [Read more...]

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...]

Snapshot of America, May 2010 – UPDATED

Strange days, my friendsEarlier this month, a voting-rights attorney from the Department of Justice resigned because, well, because the Justice Department refused to prosecute a clear case of voter intimidation.Intimidation, it seems, is currently in vogue, in the Obama government.Making Politics Personal/Photo Nina EastonJust about a year after President Obama told bankers I am the only things standing between you and pitchforks, union thugs supported by Obama's pals (and perhaps by … [Read more...]

Speaking of Nino & Other Things

Playing with the ongoing non-story of SCOTUS Nominee Elena Kagan's sexual orientation, Michael Kinsley has written a rather amusing satire about the sex lives of Supreme Court Justices:Why does Justice Antonin Scalia, by common consent the leading intellectual force on the Court, have nine children? Is this normal? Or should I say "normal," as some people choose to define it? Can he represent the views of ordinary Americans when he practices such a minority lifestyle? After all, having nine … [Read more...]

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...]

"On behalf of the Obama Adminstration…"

Doug Ross writes:Interviewed on MSNBC, a visibly shaken Jay Barbree -- the longtime NBC science correspondent -- described the duplicity of President Obama. Put simply, Obama's campaign rhetoric -- that he would preserve NASA's cutting-edge science and engineering expertise -- was, like so many of his promises, a fabrication. And he couldn't even tell them to their faces.It was one of Obama's "if you vote for me, I will save your jobs," Lucy-holding-the-football-for-Charlie-Brown … [Read more...]

Please help me thumb my nose at Obama!

The First Iconic Photo of the Obama AdministrationI have no idea how to establish any sort of foundation or charity fund-raising operation. I am very ignorant about most things, and intimidated by the idea of establishing anything.But I have been so angry, for so long, at Barack Obama and the Democrats for dismantling the DC School Voucher program, which was an excellent school-choice solution that gave parents and students a real means of escape from the atrocious schools in Washington DC, … [Read more...]