The 'Shut up' President Blames & Aims -UPDATED

On Drudge right now, the question Who To Blame for the massacre at Fort Hood? It was just so much easier when everything could automatically be blamed on Bush, wasn't it? Though I don't doubt we'll see Obamites and Media Minions try to blame Bush for Major Malik Hasan, in any way they possibly can. The guy to blame, of course, is the non-talking Major Malik Hasan, who should not be coddled. This White House has had a field day blaming Bush for everything they couldn't blame on the GOP, or … [Read more...]

The shadow of the jackboot…

I have only just begun to read news about The Ghastly Mrs. Pelosi's machinations, or the single-mindedness of the president who flinches at the slightest criticism but seems not to care about the CIC part of his job, and the passing of the monster bill, and also about some of the troubling rumbles coming out of Europe. While reading, I had the overwhelming image of the shadow of a jackboot, poised just above our nation. Socialism is an opportunistic infection of the body politic. It occurs … [Read more...]

Four Amusing Links – UPDATED

UPDATE: Okay, call it FIVE amusing links, thanks to Iowahawk First up: Mark Steyn had me guffawing over my cornflakes this morning with this one: The Senior Advisor [Valerie Jarrett] seems to have forgotten that she is the power. Admittedly, this is a recurring lapse on the part of the administration. There was Barack Obama only the other day blaming everything on the president — no, no, silly, not him, the other fellow, the Designated Fall Guy who stepped down as head of state in January to … [Read more...]

School Choice in DC; a no-brainer!

Take a few minutes to watch this excellent video from PJTV, focusing on the Obama administration's ending a successful scholarship program that has allowed students to get out of the failing, miserable public schools in the District of Columbia (where more than $15,000 a year is spent, per student, with dismal results). The September 30 protest garnered little attention, but PJTV attended and asked good questions. Pay attention to the former Headmaster of Sidwell Friends School (where Chelsea … [Read more...]

Does Obama know who we are?

The cruelest, most violent Samurai in Japan decides he wants to become enlightened. He bursts into the home of an esteemed Zen Master and demands that the Master teach him how to become enlightened. The Zen Master looks deeply into his eyes and says, "No. You are a dirty, vicious Samurai. I will not teach you." Enraged, the Samurai yanks out his sword and places it right at the Zen Master's neck. He hollers, "Do you have any idea who I am? I am the cruelest Samurai in the world. I can … [Read more...]

Press fact-checks everyone but Obama

If you have not been paying attention, it's time to start. As you undoubtedly know, last week's episode of Saturday Night Live began with an impression that dared to mock President Obama, which -in the minds of our betters in the media- is simply not done. Tina Fey can (incorrectly) portray Sarah Palin as saying she could "see Russia from my house," and that is considered "spot-on" by CNN (their words) but a comic cannot suggest that President Obama has actually done (or left undone) things he … [Read more...]

Tsunami & Calamity; I miss Bush -UPDATED

The pictures from The Philippines are harrowing. Things sound terrible in Indonesia, so let us pray, particularly since more tremblors are expected and who knows what can happen in the Pacific. I know this is Friday, and therefore a non-political day for this blog, but in reading this report, I can't help but remember President Bush's response to the '04 Tsunami, how he immediately sent aid and naval vessels (and committed to long term relief to that area). And I remember some snotnose from … [Read more...]

Headline questions

Saddest headline in my email today: George W. Bush was the last American President. I'm in sort of a cranky mood, especially after getting this thing in my email a dozen times. Not the HA post, the vid. If you can watch it you've got a stronger stomach than I do. And if you want info on the UI behind it, Malkin has it. Ugh, and ugh. So, I'll start with this video, instead. Note the line: "These are bad Americans, and they're putting our country at risk." Okay, I have questions. Oil … [Read more...]

Lib Blog: Afghan support was a political tactic

It's refreshing to hear the truth, even if the truth is a shameful one that played with the lives of our service people while politicians and pundits postured. An astonishingly honest assessment — one that I fear is accurate — from the lefty blog Hullabaloo: Escalation is a bad idea. The Democrats backed themselves into defending the idea of Afghanistan being The Good War because they felt they needed to prove their macho bonafides they called for withdrawal from Iraq. Nobody asked too … [Read more...]

Oh, nuts! Obama Speech Reax

I have not one, not two but three things I have to start writing for various deadlines, so I'm going to offer you a quick look-around from my email and a few sites and then tip the hat and ride off into the sunset for most of the day, pardners. Obama was going to bring "his own plan" on healthcare to the Congress yesterday, wasn't that the pre-speech meme? "This is the momentism!": Again with the Broadwayesque-Bombast. Every Obama speech is "the moment." Say, isn't that the big song from … [Read more...]

Congress has exempted itself from Public Option

This is really all you need to know about Obamacare and how wonderful it's going to be for you and me: Congress has already exempted itself from the public option: ...Moffit points to an amendment offered by Rep. Dean Heller, R-NV, during a House Ways and Means Committee meeting just before the recess began that would have required Members to be covered by the Public Option plan if they approve it for private citizens. Predictably, however, the Heller amendment was defeated, with all 21 … [Read more...]

Equality of Opportunity or of Outcome?

Let's look some more at this piece by Jillian Bandes, on Obama's new "Chief Diversity Officer," Mark Lloyd. I was a bit snarky yesterday when I wrote of this newly-created office: Does it seem to you that the Obama administration makes up titles and offices the way Bluto made up new names for Animal House Pledges? “You’ll be…the Chief Diversity Officer!” “Why?” “Why the hell not?” It certainly does seem that the Obama administration is interested in creating a million … [Read more...]

Klavan, "Health" Panels & Goldsteins – UPDATED

I'm still in a retreat after-glow that has me only half attending to the world around me, and I am still pushing politics away in the manner of a King's daughter being offered boiled tripe: "- ewww, away with that!" But this piece by Andrew Klavan floated across my email and by the second paragraph I wished I'd written it. It needs a deft touch, though, and can't you just see the movie version? ...the logic of this moment was inevitable. Once government got its fingers on the health-care … [Read more...]

Sebelius cheers thugs & a GREAT photo essay

There is offensive language on this video, so if that bothers you, you are warned. To my way of thinking the physical violence is more offensive: Source: The indispensable Hot Air The day after the attack on a fellow selling buttons and "Don't Tread on Me" flags (and which immediately preceded this event), Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius held a conference call to the SEIU, during which she greeted her union "brothers and sisters" and said "keep doing what you're doing!" Culture of … [Read more...]