Doesn’t that headline just make you think that they haven’t been howling like caged wild animals for the past 11 years?
KEVIN Rudd has been issued with a “progressive left” challenge to drastically accelerate the shift to a republic, introduce a charter of rights, do away with 99-year leases on Aboriginal land, overhaul negative gearing and immediately ban a new coal-fired power plant in NSW.
Suggestions for Labor’s first term include taxing the family home, limiting the first-home buyers grant and introducing punitive laws on electricity generation and car emissions.
Whomever it was that thought up the Phishing Filter. Very Smart People. I would also like to literally kick their ass, in public, within an inch of life and would GLADLY suffer ANY Consequence, in a Court of Law!
“Cherchez la femme,” advised Alexander Dumas in: “When you want to uncover an unspecified secret, look for the woman.” In the case of Barack Obama, we have two: his late mother, the went-native anthropologist Ann Dunham, and his rancorous wife Michelle. Obama’s women reveal his secret: he hates America.
We know less about Senator Obama than about any prospective president in American history. His uplifting rhetoric is empty, as Hillary Clinton helplessly protests.
His career bears no trace of his own character, not an article for the Harvard Law Review he edited, or a single piece of legislation. He appears to be an empty vessel filled with the wishful thinking of those around him. But there is a real Barack Obama. No man – least of all one abandoned in infancy by his father – can conceal the imprint of an impassioned mother, or the influence of a brilliant wife.
Ann Dunham died in 1995, and her character emerges piecemeal from the historical record, to which I will return below. But Michelle Obama is a living witness. Her February 18 comment that she felt proud of her country for the first time caused a minor scandal, and was hastily qualified. But she meant it, and more. The video footage of her remarks shows eyes hooded with rage as she declares:
“For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country and not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. And I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction and just not feeling so alone in my frustration and disappointment.”
Barack Obama received at least some instruction in the Islamic faith of his father and went with him to the mosque, but the importance of this experience is vastly overstated by conservative commentators who seek to portray Obama as a Muslim of sorts. Radical anti-Americanism, rather than Islam, was the reigning faith in the Dunham household. In the Muslim world of the 1960s, nationalism rather than radical Islam was the ideology of choice among the enraged. Radical Islam did not emerge as a major political force until the nationalism of a Gamal Abdel Nasser or a Sukarno failed.
There is nothing mysterious about Obama’s methods. “A demagogue tries to sound as stupid as his audience so that they will think they are as clever as he is,” wrote Karl Krauss. Americans are the world’s biggest suckers, and laugh at this weakness in their popular culture. Listening to Obama speak, Sinclair Lewis’ cynical tent-revivalist Elmer Gantry comes to mind, or, even better, Tyrone Power’s portrayal of a carnival mentalist in the 1947 film noire Nightmare Alley. The latter is available for instant viewing at Netflix, and highly recommended as an antidote to having felt uplifted by an Obama speech.
America has the great misfortune to have encountered Obama at the peak of his powers at its worst moment of vulnerability in a generation. With malice aforethought, he has sought out their sore point.
Be afraid – be very afraid. America is at a low point in its fortunes, and feeling sorry for itself. When Barack utters the word “hope”, they instead hear, “handout”. A cynic might translate the national motto, E pluribus unum, as “something for nothing”. Now that the stock market and the housing market have failed to give Americans something for nothing, they want something for nothing from the government. The trouble is that he who gets something for nothing will earn every penny of it, twice over.
Both Obama and the American public should be very careful of what they wish for. As the horrible example of Obama’s father shows, there is nothing worse for an embittered outsider manipulating the system from within than to achieve his goals – and nothing can be more terrible for the system.
Even those who despise America for its blunders of the past few years should ask themselves whether the world will be a safer place if America retreats into a self-pitying shell.
While most of the pedantic, two-dimensional, inside-the-box-thinking, conservative political hacks are touting Tom Ridge for the slot (Not a bad guy, but…), David Freddoso notes a far superior choice has been proposed: The Republican Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin.
I believe this is a truly inspired idea. Gov. Palin ran as an anti-corruption outsider, and handily defeated a corrupt and entrenched Republican political machine. Plus, at 44, she would almost totally wipe the “age issue” McCain has off the slate, and since Obama is only two years her senior, there is no way they could attack her for her youth and inexperience: She has much more executive experience than Senator Obama has.
Not to mention the fact that, she’s a gorgeous woman who exudes mass quantities of charisma…
and has a super-solid family life.
Dibs on the eldest daughter! LOL!
This inspired choice would allow McCain to actually capitalize on his “maverick” persona, as Gov. Palin shook Alaska politics to the core: She’s a charming, charismatic woman, but she can also play with the big boys and kick ass.
What say ye?
UPDATE: Things are looking optimistic!
UPDATE II: Welcome to all 4500 8000 40,000 in the past few hours (so far!) people visiting us from Google. We’re a fairly opinionated right-wing blog, and you might like to take a look at our “About” page. You might also be interested in our other coverage of Sarah Palin and whether she becomes a prospective Vice President of the United States. You can find this coverage here and here. Personally, I hope she does, but you can feel free to debate the idea in comments below. All first comments are moderated, but unless you either insult or use severe profanity (and I mean severe by my standards, which generally only means the C U Next Tuesday word or the implication that someone has had a rather enjoyable erotic experience with someone who has borne a child), however if you come up with a new one, I may simply delete your comment. I, and all other contributors to this blog are more than fair in what we permit.
UPDATE III: Nayr Drahcir, don’t bother even trying. You will not be published.
UPDATE IV: A lot of people must like Palin.
UPDATE V: More coverage of Governor Sarah Palin and a theme song here.
UPDATE VI: Funniest observation on the announcement yet: “Put Obama and Palin on a basketball court one on one. Winner takes all!”
UPDATE VII: [spot_the_dog] No, we do not have any pictures of “Sarah Palin + Naked,” nor do we have any of “Sarah Palin + Swimsuit.” In the past 24 hours, there have been 157 separate searches on this site for “Sarah Palin Swimsuit,” and 161 separate searches for “Sarah Palin Naked.” I repeat, we have no bathing suit, swim suit, bikini, or naked pictures of Sarah Palin. What kind of people do you think we are, anyway? 😉
UPDATE VIIa: [spot_the_dog] Ace has noticed a similar search phenomenon on his blog and has a theory…
UPDATE VIII: A well-rounded view of the selection of Sarah Palin for the Vice President Nomination can be found here.
UPDATE IX: We got it! YES! Nude photo of Sarah Palin right here! (C’mon. You know you want to click.)
UPDATE X: Feel free to visit our main page and read the latest posts we’ve written.
Via James S. Robbins at the NRO Corner blog, we find that 2007 erased an entire century’s worth of “global warming”:
Temperature Monitors Report Worldwide Global Cooling:
“All four major global temperature tracking outlets (Hadley, NASA’s GISS, UAH, RSS) have released updated data. All show that over the past year, global temperatures have dropped precipitously.”
“The total amount of cooling ranges from 0.65C up to 0.75C — a value large enough to erase nearly all the global warming recorded over the past 100 years. All in one year time. For all sources, it’s the single fastest temperature change every recorded, either up or down.”
“Let’s hope those factors stop fast. Cold is more damaging than heat. The mean temperature of the planet is about 54 degrees. Humans — and most of the crops and animals we depend on — prefer a temperature closer to 70.
Historically, the warm periods such as the Medieval Climate Optimum were beneficial for civilization. Corresponding cooling events such as the Little Ice Age, though, were uniformly bad news.”
Of course, the climo-tards will continue to scream that it’s climate change. As for me, I’m going to get myself one of those V-8 powered gasoline grills and see if I can’t slow this down some.
WASHINGTON — Based on his Senate history, Barack Obama as president would likely push to expand human rights and reduce poverty abroad using cooperation rather than confrontation. If foreign events permit.
Aside from his vigorous opposition to the Iraq war, Obama spent more of his time on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on speeches and inspirational trips than on investigations and aggressive oversight. He was a junior senator with an agreeable manner who was just beginning to cut his teeth on foreign policy issues when he decided to run for president.
Since he took office in 2005, much of Obama’s work attracted little, if any, attention because of the nation’s focus on the Iraq war. Obama pushed through legislation that condemned violence by the Zimbabwe government, for example. He helped raise awareness about Darfur and called on the administration to do more to reduce global poverty.
When Obama took charge of the European affairs subcommittee in early 2007, he didn’t seize the opportunity to scrutinize the Bush administration. With his campaign in full swing, the busy senator did not lead a single policy hearing on any of the hot topics in the panel’s jurisdiction: missile defense, counterterrorism and concern over the waning commitment of European countries to NATO.
Old saying, people…You get what you pay for. Should Obama be elected, my sincere hope is, those that put him in office, get exactly what they paid for. In reading this article, what the nation will get if he is elected is, third world status.
In addition, once this Leftist gets through with gutting our military and weaponry, the U.S. will be a joyous Kumbaya, completely vulnerable, to those that despise us most and want us dead…AKA, ISLAMISTS!
“More pictures! Please.”
Happy to comply.
You can find out anything on the internet. She has a fan site, naturally, and she actually posts there (Or rather, she used to). Katarina quit modeling in late 2006, got married, and already has a baby, making some dumb sonofabitch one lucky… ah… fucker.
This is how falsehoods enter the common consciousness. Lefty misquotes someone (almost always a conservative politician). Other lefties pick up the falsehood and run with it as truth. If enough people pick up that the quote was wrong, a little correction on the original source gets issued on page 8, but plagiarists and serial re-quoters either don’t notice or just ignore the correction because hey, it’s such a pithy quote! And, well, if it’s not actually true (lefties have a special relationship with “the truth”), it sounds like it could be! Lefty bloggers start repeating false quote as “true fact.” And so on and so on, until a lot of people who hear it assume it must be true.
Heard a variation on this one?
There were people of course in the Reagan government – a very famous secretary ofthe interior who believed we should mine all the national parks because the end times were upon us and what the hell.
Go read this column from Andrew Bolt, bookmark the proof that that claim is flat out wrong, and throw it at the next Lefty you hear repeating that falsehood.
We really should build an easy-reference debunking link page, if there isn’t already one. Start with the “plastic turkey,” then the “God told me to bomb Iraq,” add this one…
Cheez-whiz, Lefties really tick me off.
As those of us who post and lurk at Andrew Bolt’s know, there’s a poster over there who uses the name ‘NC’. He’s a particularly clueless little guy, probably not even out of diapers, and very much into the Marxist crap that many people of my generation (*sob*) are.
But I’m trying to figure out what the little guy’s initials stand for. Here are my ideas, have you guys got any more?
Best response gets a special surprise!
“Hope Dims That Earth Will Survive Sun’s Death”–headline, NewScientist.com, Feb. 22
“Unique Solar Probe Freezing to Death”–headline, Associated Press, Feb. 23
* George W Chimpy McHitlerburton stolen from here
* Headlines stolen from James Taranto
Proving once again that he’s one of the best political strategy wonks out there, Patrick Ruffini uncovers an amazingly dirty trick by Barack Obama.
“Howard Dean is upset that John McCain wants out from public matching funds for the primary. So much so that’s he’s filed a complaint with the FEC.
Very well. If that’s how he really feels about it, he’ll tell Senate Democrats to give up their extraordinary block against the President’s FEC nominees — a block that is preventing the FEC from holding a pro-forma vote to allow McCain out of the system.
And who put the hold on Hans Von Spakovsky, one of the FEC nominees in limbo?
Basically, Senator Obama’s hold has cut the other candidates off at the knees vis-a-vis federal matching funds: McCain hasn’t seen a dime, nor will he until Obama releases his hold. He may not be the most experienced Senator in Congress, but he’s learned to play dirty with great alacrity.
Seriously, this is an outrage.
Also via the Frollicking Mole
Via the Frollicking Mole