Then again…Who cares what New Yorkers think. What 9/11? Check the dude with shades out.
Then again…Who cares what New Yorkers think. What 9/11? Check the dude with shades out.
Confederate Yankee reports:
When Denied A Chance to Turn Wounded Troops Into A Photo Op, Obama Declined to Meet with Them at All
Why did Barack Obama cancel his visit to see wounded U.S. soldiers yesterday at Landstuhl Medical Center in Ramstein, Germany?
According to the Politico and the Chicago Sun-Times, the Obama campaign is blaming the military, claiming that the Obama campaign was told the visit “would look too political.”
But according to MSNBC, Obama and his Senate staff could have visited wounded troops; he simply couldn’t bring along his campaign staff and the media.
The campaign’s response? They withdrew the request to visit the troops.
If he can’t use them as props, it seems Barack Obama has little use for the military.
Click here for more.
UPDATE: It’s not just that he blew off the wounded soldiers because he couldn’t bring his campaign entourage, so instead went shopping in Berlin and had a nice workout; it’s that his campaign lied (and is still lying) about it. Way to throw our military under the bus, Obama.
See Gateway Pundit and Ed Morrissey at Hot Air for more.
…and, because I haven’t said it yet this week: FUCK CANCER.
Thank you Peter Lee @ Carnegie Mellon (Computer Science Dept) for the Info Page
see also Michelle Malkin
UPDATE: Please do take some time out this weekend to watch Randy’s “Last Lecture” (links above) if you haven’t seen it. See also, from May 2008, Jeffrey Zaslow on “A Final Farewell: How Randy Pausch, a 47-year-old college professor, came to teach his family about love, courage — and saying goodbye” and the excellent feature-length profile “It’s Not Time Yet” from the Nov/Dec ’07 Brown Alumni Magazine.
More: ABC News (GMA); TIME Magazine, “Randy Pausch–Life Teacher;” Pittsburgh Post Gazette; Chicago Tribune, “Shadow of Death gave Randy Pausch, other authors’ words special intensity”; Wired News
UPDATE 2: For more information on Randy’s life and legacy, read In Memoriam: Randy Pausch, Innovative Computer Scientist at Carnegie Mellon, Launched Education Initiatives, Gained Worldwide Acclaim for Last Lecture and An Enduring Legacy, both on the Carnegie Mellon University website.
Related Links: Watch Randy’s Lecture on YouTube | About Randy’s Last Lecture | Download Randy’s Lecture on iTunes U | Buy the Book
Today’s excerpt from “Holidays in Hell” by PJ O’Rourke:
Back in London, I was having dinner in the Groucho Club—this week’s in-spot for what’s left of Britain’s lit glitz and noveau rock riche—when one more person started in on the Stars and Stripes. Eventually he got, as the Europeans always do, to the part about “Your country’s never been invaded.” (This fellow had been two during the Blitz, you see). “You don’t know the horror, the suffering. You think war is…”
“A John Wayne movie,” I said. “That’s what you were going to say, wasn’t it? We think war is a John Wayne movie. We think life is a John Wayne movie—with good guys and bad guys, as simple as that. Well, you know something, Mister Limey Poofter? You’re right. And let me tell you who those bad guys are. They’re us. WE BE BAD.
“We’re the baddest-assed sons of bitches that ever jogged in Reeboks. We’re three-quarters grizzly bear and two-thirds car wreck and descended from a stock-market crash on our mother’s side. You take your Germany, France, and Spain, roll them together and it wouldn’t give us room to park our cars. We’re the big boys, Jack, the original giant, economy-sized, new and improved butt kickers of all time. When we snort coke in Houston, people lose their hats in Cap d’Antibes. And we’ve got an American Express card credit limit higher than your piss-ant metric numbers go.
“You say our country’s never been invaded? You’re right, little buddy. Because I’d like to see the needle-dicked foreigners who’d have the guts to try. We drink napalm to get our hearts started in the morning. A rape and a mugging is our way of saying ‘Cheerio.’ Hell can’t hold our sock-hops. We walk taller, talk louder, spit further, fuck longer and buy more things than you know the names of. I’d rather be a junkie in a New York City jail than king, queen and jack of all you Europeans. We eat little countries like this for breakfast and shit them out before lunch.”
Of course, the guy should have punched me. But this was Europe. He just smiled his shabby, superior Euro trash smile. (God, don’t these people have dentists?)
Okay, now who here can imagine O’Bambi giving the Euroweenies a spray like this, instead of a blowjob like this?
Just toyin’ with the template kids, keep playing. Don’t mind me…
You may not like it but you can’t deny it — enemies of the U.S. would vote Obama.
I’m damn tired of posting things Obama…BUT as small and insignificant as this Blog is on the world stage, if we take one vote from Obama, it’s one damn more he won’t ring up in his column.
I guess my or OUR solace, should he win is…Don’t blame me, I didn’t vote for the bastard.
It won’t help though, should he win. Personal self-satisfaction won’t undo the harm this person can and will do.
The above headline and story is from Pajamas Media
If Germans could vote in US elections, then Barack Obama would probably win with ease.
More than 200,000 people packed into a central Berlin park on Thursday evening to hear a speech by the US Democratic presidential candidate likely to resonate on both sides of the Atlantic.
Billed by the German press as a possible repeat of former US president John F. Kennedy’s 1963 “Ich bin ein Berliner” address, the speech in fact brought back memories of Ronald Reagan’s famous plea to Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down” the Berlin Wall. In the speech to his largest audience during the election campaign – in the US or elsewhere – Mr Obama praised Germans for bringing down communism when they felled the Wall in 1989, but said the US and Europe must stand together to “tear down other walls” dividing races, nations and rich and poor.
If Obama’s speech was Reagan’esque, just exactly how did the Germans “felled the Wall in 1989′? Did the Germans outspend the Soviets? Was it German missiles that were pointed at the Soviets? Was it the German armed forces that the Soviets feared? Obama Scraps Visit to Wounded Troops, Obama? Those bases Barack Obama, are for U.S forces wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan (your favorite war), in their attempt to free those two nations, just as they did freeing the Germans from vicious totalitarian dictators and ideologies, that killed God knows how many millions and millions and millions.
By the way Barack Obama, those U.S. forces have been in Germany for over 60 years, 60 years! Where is your 16 month plan for their draw down? You cheap bastard hypocrite.
This is a correct assessment Obama You are running for President of the Earth. There is something truly evil in your Messianic message, Obama and I do believe the “evil”, is you.
A few more things Barack Obama concerning this:
but said the US and Europe must stand together to “tear down other walls” dividing races, nations and rich and poor
What nation, on the face of this Earth has given more aid, to help the poor, fight the global scourge of AIDS and is still doing so, WITHOUT your “Global Poverty Tax”. Why it seems to be the country you didn’t name, THE U.S. NOT Europe, NOT that feckless, thieving U.N. body. You know that waste of U.S. tax dollars organization that allows, rape, slavery and genocide of Africans, (does Kenya ring a bell, Barack Obama? It should, it’s in Africa) the U.N.
This is why I don’t know whether “SNIPping” obnoxious Lefties’ comments is always a good idea.
Serial liar (see here and here, just for a taste) and commenter with a strong track record of abusing all and sundry on the Bolt blog (see comments here to view typical abuse) “Rachel” submitted a typically Rachel comment to a Bolt post (“For a sliming, Crikey’s effort stinks”) last night:
Hmmm. By my counting that’s the 4th time in as many weeks you’ve been been completely discredited by what you would describe as your opponents.
The first when you showed yourself to be a boorish, insolent oaf on Q and A, and were practically called as such by Senator Coonan, and required moderation from the host for your constant interruptions in not letting others speak. The second on Insiders recently when Annabel Crabb called your bluff on your now infamous graphs, only to be accused of heckling on your blog the next day. The third was undoubtedly today’s contribution to humanity and compassion for an abandoned infant left to die in a bus shelter by trying to score anti AGW political points from the whole sorry episode. And now this. You are completely out of your depth and trying to discredit the scientist who has uncovered your deception simply reinforces the perception I gained from Q and A about your boorishness and insolence.
Give it up. You are way past that moderate position on the spectrum you always claim for yourself. Anyone who still thinks you are balanced and bi-partisan on the issue of climate change who has now seen you in all your ignominious glory can only be a rusted on religious zealot.
Thu 24 Jul 08 (08:57pm)
Now that comment was no more or less obnoxious than the majority of her previous contributions, but for some reason the moderators on duty this morning chose to retrospectively “SNIP” it, giving Rachel and her champions cause to cry “Censorship!” and allowing Rachel to falsely claim that (in her words) her comment had contained nothing but “reasoned, calm highlighting of things that have actually happened over the past few weeks.”
I’m just saying, sometimes it might be best to let idiocy and abuse stand unchequed, so that people can judge “what’s what” for themselves, and take them on accordingly. When they are censored, Lefties can claim that they were simply writing about butterflies and unicorns and were unjustly censored simply for being Lefties, and the SNIP and their claim are all that remains to judge by.
(Full text of sub-thread as it stands as of 7:10pm Friday AEST, her 8:57pm comment having been SNIPped around 7am this morning, below, or click here if my formatting’s too dodgy): Read the rest of this entry »
Barack in Aman, Jordan the other day.
(Thanks, Yojimbo, for the idea)
Probably not everyone’s cup o’ tea, but I’ll be spending a lot of time on The Codex Sinaiticus website as soon as it’s fully operational.
There will be high resolution photos of every page of the manuscript, collected from several countries in which parts of the codex reside, as well as links to English and German translations of the old high Greek.
I can’t wait. Seriously.