The startlingly unconscious bigotry of NYT’s Steve Almond.
The following is a list of the insults, negative potrayals, and generally offensive rhetoric found in this NYT article by liberal Steve Almond calling for… more civility from liberals. Sean Hannity represented the bane of American civic life: a blow-dried blowhard paid to vilify his enemies and incite his imbecilic fans… his bullying…an escalating right-wing fanaticism…conservative folly…all the mean, manipulative things those people say…He’s just | Read More »
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed hates Bain! …Except the parts* that are helping *him*.
This Bain thing is getting weird. And by weird I mean “self-immolating for Democrats.” Point: [Atlanta Mayor Kasim] Reed said on NBC’s Sunday political broadcast he was alarmed by the internal Democratic skirmish over whether or not President Barack Obama should attack his GOP rival’s business career, likening the prospect of campaigning without the volley to fighting “with one hand behind his back.” “[F]or Democrats | Read More »
Barack Obama and The Hypocrisy of Choom.
Let me just lay this out for you. Barack Obama smoked a lot of pot in high school and college. To the point of having a ‘Choom gang’ dedicated to smoking the stuff. I don’t particularly care about that. Obama has since become a standard tough-guy politician on the War on Some Drugs*. I care somewhat about that, but it’s something that happens with a | Read More »
Barack Obama’s convenient Wall Street hypocrisy.
I just had it forwarded to me that Barack Obama is doing a 2 million dollar fundraiser today with Tony James, who is the head of the Blackstone financial services group. So… why should you care? Well, two reasons: first off, in February of this year Tony James criticized anti-Romney ads that attempted to demagogue Romney’s relationship with Bain Capital. James felt that they were | Read More »
Barack Obama: STILL not paying women as much as men?
Via @mkhammer comes this latest example of Do As I Say, Not As I Line-Item Budget from the Obama administration. Executive summary: the Obama administration is allegedly paying its female staffers roughly 18% less than its male ones. I’m using the term ‘allegedly’ because the original report did not separate out staffers by gender, forcing “some assumptions to be made based on the employee names” | Read More »
Barack Obama denounces himself over gas price attack ads.
Statement (Via Jim Geraghty’s Morning Jolt): “Every time prices start to go up – especially in an election year – politicians dust off their three-point plans for $2 gasoline. They head down to the pump, make sure a few cameras are following them, and start acting like they can wave a magic wand and you’ll have cheap gas forever. Sound familiar?” Obama said. Oddly enough, | Read More »
Occupy DC throws smoke bomb at White House… AND WAS NOT MADE TO RETREAT?
Just for calibration… back in April of 2009 I attended the DC Tax Day Tea Party; and one of the more interesting moments of that day was when a box was found to have been thrown over the White House fence, causing the US Secret Service to pretty much push everybody out of Lafayette Park. Never knew who threw the box (obviously, nothing in it), | Read More »
The Revolution will be coordinated from pricy hotels.
But never mind that, Comrade. Surely it must be understood that oversight of the glorious proletarian class struggle against the capitalist bosses and their running-dog international banker lackeys requires a full effort from those chosen to speak on behalf of the workers, yes? And since the Struggle has reached a critical moment, the stresses on, and expectations of, those individuals so chosen are at their | Read More »
The Democratic hypocrisy of DeLauro & Greenberg.
Rosa DeLauro: Connecticut Democratic Congresswoman. Married to Stanley Greenberg, Democratic strategist and former Clinton adviser. Both credibly linked to the biotech megacorporation Monsanto – I mention this not because I care, but it never hurts to remind the netroots that they’re brazen hypocrites when it comes to their supposed opposition to GM foods – and former landlords to then-DCCC chair (and current Chicago mayor) Rahm | Read More »
Jonah Goldberg is tired of the vicious hypocrisy of these people…
‘These people’ being the media, and their contemptible willingness to accept a double standard when it comes to violent rhetoric. After screaming for so long about every possible hint of a suggestion of a possibility of violent speech from the Right, it’s amazing what will be forgiven when it comes from the Left: Tom Friedman — who knows a bit about Hezbollah — calls the | Read More »
Pass your own line-item veto, Axelrod.
Oh, Davey. I know that it’s all mean and stuff that his man-god is going to have to run as a mere mortal in ’12, but that doesn’t excuse amateur tactics on David Axelrod’s part, right? If he wants the line-item veto so badly in order to combat all that nasty pork that the President supposedly doesn’t want to approve, then Obama should dust off | Read More »
Harry Reid is a hypocrite on birthright citizenship.
Red Dog Report, Weasel Zippers, and the Washington Times all – gleefully, as well they should – report that Harry Reid introduced legislation that would have ended birthright citizenship in 1993. This makes Reid’s recent declaration that he couldn’t understand why any Hispanic could destroy his son in the polls be a Republican seem a bit… what’s the word? Nuanced? Contradictory? I’ve got it: “hypocritical.” | Read More »
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D, IL-09), insurance industry profiteer.
This came up a couple of days ago: …while Rep. Schakowsky likes to attack health insurance profits, those profits have found a way into her own pocket. Her 2008 financial disclosure statement to the U.S. House of Representatives reveals that she owns several mutual funds that, in turn, own stock in major health insurance companies and provide her with dividend income. Through her mutual funds, Schakowsky has | Read More »
Department of Energy Inefficiency*.
(Via Deceiver) Those wacky Inspector Generals. Always noting inconvenient truths: Boy, the Energy Department is really having trouble practicing the energy efficiency it keeps preaching: The latest inspector general’s report found that the DOE often neglects to turn down the thermostat, wasting millions of dollars in energy every year. The latest report found that “the Energy Department failed in many cases to use controls on | Read More »
Of *course* ‘Leaders balk at setting up truth panel.’
‘Truth’ is precisely what the Democrats don’t want right now. Senate Democratic leaders oppose the immediate establishment of a “Truth Commission” to probe harsh interrogation tactics as they face pressure to reveal what they knew of practices the Obama administration has since labeled “torture.” While nearly all Democrats this week backed the creation of a special commission to probe the causes of the financial crisis, | Read More »
Al ‘Bear’s Gore-Spiller’ spurns Earth Hour.
Via Hot Air, I see that notorious, bloodthirsty polar bear-murderer Al Gore is up to his usual environmental violations – take that any way you like – in the pursuit of his destructive lifestyle: Drew Johnson, president of the Tennessee Center for Policy Research —the same organization that also found Gore’s home consumes 20 times more electricity than the average household — told Yeas & | Read More »
US negotiating to reoccupy Uzbek air base?
Not being content to embrace and expand a program of deniable third-party torture as a viable counter-terrorism tool, the Obama administration has apparently decided to try to mend relations with the nation of Uzbekistan (H/T: Instapundit): Sources: US considers Uzbekistan as backup base WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is considering resuming military cooperation with hardline Uzbekistan as a potential backup plan given the uncertain | Read More »
Allow me to get this oil thing down to a 30 second ad.
And I do like myself a challenge. By now you’ve all heard about how the Obama campaign got its math wrong about how much money McCain raised from the oil industry. But let’s say that they did raise $2 million. If that money’s tainted, then why did Obama take 400 grand of it himself? If it’s not, then why is he trying to scare you? | Read More »