Komen and HHS: The Day of the Bully Dawns – UPDATED

In just about 24 hours the "non-political" billion-dollar entity known as Planned Parenthood -- which does not itself do mammograms, despite how ABC News frames it -- managed to leak the news that the Susan G. Komen Foundation would no longer be contributing $700,000 dollars to its coffers, get the two stupidest women in the US Senate to go into public hysterics, bring out the heavy guns of the mainstream media and apparently win Komen's surrender!We want to apologize to the American public … [Read more...]

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Obama Finds His Voice, MSM Still Lost

If you missed the Tucson Memorial tonight, you can read President Obama's speech here.It was a very good speech, very well delivered. I was watching it and monitoring twitter at the same time, and saw many judging the speech to be his best since the election. I think I agree with that. I recall being disappointing with Obama's inaugural speech, and even some of Obama's biggest supporters have complained that he sometimes seems too detached from his words or surroundings, but this was a … [Read more...]

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Obama-McChrystal-Petraeus Reactions

On NPR this afternoon, I heard a report that some military folk on the ground at Kandahar believed McChrystal would get off with a tongue-lashing for the Rolling Stone piece, particularly since it was his underlings who made the most controversial comments.I tend to think more along the lines of Victor Davis Hanson:I think conservatives are making a big mistake citing all sorts of legitimate reasons for McChrystal to have expressed frustration. I agree with almost all of them, but they are … [Read more...]

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Final thoughts on SOTU

Three posts are enough. But let me show you two images from the speech, both sent by readers:The story here is not J-Nap resting her eyes (or being transported into a happy place by Obama's transcendent presence), but the expression on Rahm Emmanuel's face.He seems rapt -as in enraptured- doesn't he?I'm not sure if his expression is one of parental pride or deep devotion or basic smugness, but overall it's cat-with-mouthful-of-canary to me. It begs a caption, so be my guest, but do … [Read more...]

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Ft Hood Memorial – UPDATED

Photo Cribbed from AceMilitary people, cops and firefighters know how to honor their dead, and the Ft. Hood memorial service was excellently done, from start to finish. Gen. Casey's speech, stirring. President Obama was, if typically remote, eloquent, and today eloquence mattered. As I twittered, the CIC, payed very proper, appropriate and overdue tribute to his troops. And maybe to his country.I wonder if all of this will mature and deepen the president's appreciation for his troops. I … [Read more...]

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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...]

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I believe Obama rejects Carter's charge – UPDATED

In a post below, I noted a tweet from CBS' Mark Knoller:Rejecting Jimmy Carter analysis, WH spksmn Gibbs says Pres. Obama does not blv that criticism of him comes based on the color of his skin.I twittered back: I believe this constant cry of racism is probably disheartening and distasteful to Obama. Perhaps he should say something.To which Knoller replied: i'm sure he would if asked since a former US pres made the comment.Whether a president who sees his country coming to a full rolling … [Read more...]

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Obey-mian Representative Democracy

SourceI'll say this for Life Under the Obama Regime, the inclusion of communist-inspired propaganda art has certainly upgraded and enlivened political expression. This is much more captivating (and substantive) than, for example, the played-out Bushian beheadings and vampires. (H/T)Then there is the spreading Joker, which apparently has been collecting new captionsArt appreciation aside, does anyone remember the recent demonizing of corporate fellows who dared to take private jets to … [Read more...]

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Obama, "no excuses," Boxer inexcusable – UPDATED

I like this clip of President Obama speaking forcefully and passionately, and I think, from the heart, about teaching our children to expect more from themselves.Embedded video from CNN VideoObama is speaking to the NAACP, but his message is pertinent to all of America, where we spend a lot of time telling our children how "special" they are, but don't re-inforce that message by allowing them to really discover their uniqueness and individual genius by offering enough daily challenges and … [Read more...]

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The difference goes beyond the pitch

I see I was not the only one watching last night's All-Star Game who wondered if David Axelrod had negotiated the bizarre angle (there is no other word for it, if you're a baseball-watching fan) used to showcase President Barack Obama's ceremonial "first pitch." I have never seen a president throw a pitch, before, where the angle left out the catcher at the plate.Yes, I had to wonder if the shot was planned that way, if the White House was so insecure about this teleprompter-addicted … [Read more...]

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