Expecting any kind of leftist and/or rights group – gay, feminist, etc. – to protest in front of mosques is like expecting PETA to attack leather-wearing biker gangs… It’s so much easier and safer to attack fur-wearing rich old ladies. (Image H/T: I Own the World)
Archive for November, 2010
I got this video from I Hate the Media! “Who the hell do you think you are? The Euro game is up!”
…Consider it the European equivalent to that moment that moment when Rick Santelli erupted on CNBC and the Tea Party was created. The scene is European Parliament in Strasbourg on November 24. Nigel Farage, a member of the European Parliament representing the United Kingdom, is involved in a debate about economic governance when he loses it. “Who the hell do you think you are? The Euro game is up! … We don’t want that flag, we don’t want the anthem, we don’t want this political class. We want the whole thing consigned to the dust bin of history … You are very, very dangerous people indeed. Your obsession with creating this Euro-state means that you’re happy to destroy democracy. You appear to be happy for millions and millions of people to be unemployed and to be poor. Untold millions must suffer so that your Euro-dream can continue …”
Funny, that last bit sounds very similar to the situation and complaints back here in the states, too. “I should thank you! You should perhaps be the pinup boy of the EuroSkeptic movement!”
California: Incumbent Representative Jerry McNerney (D) has been re-elected to a third term in California’s eleventh House district, defeating challenger David Harmer (R). The San Francisco Chronicle points out that “[McNerney's] re-election means [that] no California congressional seat changed party hands.” That sad bit of trivia underscores how far separated from the rest of the country, and reality, California has drifted. But that’s OK; they’re sure that the rest of us will still bail out their bankrupt behinds.
New York: The last House race remaining is in New York’s first district. Incumbent Representative Tim Bishop (D) narrowly leads challenger Randy Altschuler (R) by 235 votes. According to the Riverhead Local: “2,051 ballots remain to be counted. That’s the total number of ballots challenged by both candidates during the counting process begun last Monday. A State Supreme Court judge will decide which of those challenged ballots will be counted and which will be set aside. Both parties will appear in Judge Peter Meyer’s Riverhead courtroom on Nov. 30 to address all challenged ballots.” So we may have an answer as soon as tomorrow, depending on how quickly a ruling is made, and whether or not both parties accept that ruling. If Altschuler is the victor, that will increase the GOP’s net gain in the 2010 midterm elections to +64.
This song was written, recorded, and animated by my wife in a single morning. God, I love her. Like the last one, it’s “dedicated to the drooling perverts of the Transportation Security Administration.”
Another attempted terrorist has been caught; this one had planned to “blow up a van full of explosives during a Christmas-tree-lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon.” The federal government was on the ball while the city of Portland was shown the idiocy of their ways (a lesson which they may or may not learn from):
Internet Scofflaw — We haven’t been told exactly how the FBI became aware of Mohamud’s contacts with the Pakistani terrorists (and well we shouldn’t have), but it seems likely that the government intercepted their messages. Communications such as those, between foreign terrorists and Americans, are the ones we most need to know about. They are also the ones that the left feels strongly we shouldn’t listen to. … There’s one additional wrinkle in this story: The city of Portland voted in 2005 not to cooperate with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. Portland is now reconsidering that decision, but even now they won’t admit they were wrong. Rather, the mayor says he feels better about it now that Obama is president. (H/T: Instapundit)
Following upon the heels of this story is the news of attempted arson at the mosque where the bomber attended. Naturally, CAIR is on the scene decrying this “hate crime” against muslims and the locals are said to be “fearing a backlash.”
Oregon Live — The fire was reported at about 2:15 a.m. today. Corvallis Fire Department spokeswoman Carla Pusateri said the fire was intentionally set, but would not say what led investigators to the conclusion. … The fire was contained to one room in the mosque, an office, which was 80 percent damaged and there were no injuries. It took firefighters about 10 minutes to put out the fire.
So far, many so-called anti-muslim “hate crime” arsons were actually set by muslims. I suspect that this one was also set by muslims, in order to (a) change the subject in the compliant media away from the attempted attack, and (b) destroy any incriminating records at the mosque ahead of any investigations (since the fire was set in the mosque’s office, and the rest of the building, including the “worship areas”, was untouched). Anyone trying to burn down the mosque wouldn’t have broken into the building and gone straight to the office, setting a single small fire there (that took ten minutes to put out!), and left the rest of the building untouched. Seems obvious to me, and consistent with past fake “hate crimes”.
This from one of my favorite political webcomics:
The Top Ten Ways Obama Really Got Stitches In His Lip:
|10.||Didn’t know basketball isn’t a Korean “war game.”|
|9.||One too many “Yo Mama” jokes aimed at Hispanic congressional aide.|
|8.||Mirror shattered during unusually passionate kiss.|
|7.||Was triple-dog dared to touch lip to frozen pole.|
|6.||Chafing from kissing so many unions’ asses.|
|5.||Prayer rug burn.|
|4.||Bill Clinton “lip biting” lesson gone wrong.|
|3.||Wanted to try ObamaCare.|
|2.||Bit lip trying not to say “Don’t jump to conclusions” about Oregon terror suspect named Mohamed Mohamud.
…and coming in at number one:
|1.||Told Michelle her yams were dry!|
Facebook — My fellow Americans in all 57 states, the time has changed for come. With our country founded more than 20 centuries ago, we have much to celebrate – from the FBI’s 100 days to the reforms that bring greater inefficiencies to our health care system. We know that countries like Europe are willing to stand with us in our fight to halt the rise of privacy, and Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s. And let’s face it, everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma and they end up taking up a hospital bed. It costs, when, if you, they just gave, you gave them treatment early, and they got some treatment, and ah, a breathalyzer, or an inhalator. I mean, not a breathalyzer, ah, I don’t know what the term is in Austrian for that…
Of course, the paragraph above is based on a series of misstatements and verbal gaffes made by Barack Obama (I didn’t have enough time to do one for Joe Biden). YouTube links are provided just in case you doubt the accuracy of these all too human slips-of-the-tongue. If you can’t remember hearing about them, that’s because for the most part the media didn’t consider them newsworthy. I have no complaint about that. Everybody makes the occasional verbal gaffe – even news anchors.
Obviously, I would have been even more impressed if the media showed some consistency on this issue. Unfortunately, it seems they couldn’t resist the temptation to turn a simple one word slip-of-the-tongue of mine into a major political headline. The one word slip occurred yesterday during one of my seven back-to-back interviews wherein I was privileged to speak to the American public about the important, world-changing issues before us.
If the media had bothered to actually listen to all of my remarks on Glenn Beck’s radio show, they would have noticed that I refer to South Korea as our ally throughout, that I corrected myself seconds after my slip-of-the-tongue, and that I made it abundantly clear that pressure should be put on China to restrict energy exports to the North Korean regime. The media could even have done due diligence and checked my previous statements on the subject, which have always been consistent, and in fact even ahead of the curve. But why let the facts get in the way of a good story? (And for that matter, why not just make up stories out of thin air – like the totally false hard news story which has run for three days now reporting that I lobbied the producers of “Dancing with the Stars” to cast a former Senate candidate on their show. That lie is further clear proof that the media completely makes things up without doing even rudimentary fact-checking.)
“Hope springs eternal” as the poet says. Let’s hope that perhaps, just maybe, they might get it right next time. When we the people are effective in holding America’s free press accountable for responsible and truthful reporting, then we shall all have even more to be thankful for!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
– Sarah Palin
Following the publication of my article titled “Gate Rape of America,” I was contacted by a source within the DHS who is troubled by the terminology and content of an internal memo reportedly issued yesterday at the hand of DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. … The memo, which actually takes the form of an administrative directive, appears to be the product of undated but recent high level meetings between Napolitano, John Pistole, head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA),and one or more of Obama’s national security advisors. This document officially addresses those who are opposed to, or engaged in the disruption of the implementation of the enhanced airport screening procedures as “domestic extremists.” The introductory paragraph of the multi-page document states that it is issued “in response to the growing public backlash against enhanced TSA security screening procedures and the agents conducting the screening process.” Implicit within the same section is that the recently enhanced security screening procedures implemented at U.S. airports, and the measures to be taken in response to the negative public backlash as detailed [in this directive], have the full support of the President. In other words, Obama not only endorses the enhanced security screening, but the measures outlined in this directive to be taken in response to public objections. … It labels any person who “interferes” with TSA airport security screening procedure protocol and operations by actively objecting to the established screening process, “including but not limited to the anticipated national opt-out day” as a “domestic extremist.” The label is then broadened to include “any person, group or alternative media source” that actively objects to, causes others to object to, supports and/or elicits support for anyone who engages in such travel disruptions at U.S. airports in response to the enhanced security procedures. … [emphasis added]
So, just by objecting to the new security theater, in my blog and in song, I am officially considered by the administration and President Obama personally to be a “domestic extremist.” And any of you who have done likewise are sitting on the Group W bench with me. So, what does that mean?
For individuals who engaged in such activity at screening points, it instructs TSA operations to obtain the identities of those individuals and other applicable information and submit the same electronically to the Homeland Environment Threat Analysis Division, the Extremism and Radicalization branch of the Office of Intelligence & Analysis (IA) division of the Department of Homeland Security. For “any person, group or domestic alternative media source” that actively objects to, causes others to object to, supports and/or elicits support for anyone who engages in such travel “disruptions” at U.S. airports (as defined above) in response to the enhanced security procedures, the [applicable DHS administrative branch] is instructed to identify and collect information about the persons or entities, and submit such information in the manner outlined [within this directive].
It’s the holiday season; the government is making their lists and checking them twice. Forget about terrorists or even illegal aliens, the government is far more interested in tracking and controlling us.
California: In Congressional district 20, incumbent Jim Costa (D) gets to keep his day job (H/T: The Other McCain), having beat challenger Andy Vidak (R) by over three thousand votes. District 11, where incumbent Jerry McNerney (D) faces challenger David Harmer (R), remains up in the air.
New York: In Congressional district 25, incumbent Dan Maffei (D) conceded to challenger Ann Marie Buerkle (R), giving the GOP 242 seats to the Democrats’ 191. District 1, where incumbent Tim Bishop (D) faces challenger Randy Altschuler (R), is the other remaining House race.