The GOP members of the Supercommittee
From Daniel Foster at NRO: Today we learn the Republican picks in both the House and the Senate. Boehner is sending Reps. Jeb Hensarling (R., Texas), Dave Camp (R., Mich.) and Fred Upton (R., Mich.)(gag). Mitch McConnell is sending Sens. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.), Jon Kyl (R., Ariz.), and Rob Portman (R., Ohio). I had a feeling that a retiring Senator like Kyl might be | Read More »
Rate Bin Laden’s compound!
Apparently, Bin Laden’s compound is already featured on Google Maps. It’s not getting a lot of great reviews, but see for yourself.
Suggested Mottoes For the TSA
“Grope and Change.” “All Your Junk Are Belong To Us.” “Keep Grope Alive.” “Everyone Is innocent until proven Non-Muslim.” Recruiting poster taglines: “The TSA: Where sex offenders can bring their finely honed skills to bear in the workplace.” “Why pay for porn when you can work our scanners instead?” And finally, a motto for those who dream of someday working for the TSA: “Today, the | Read More »
Mayor of San Gabriel, CA Cuts Out the Middleman
From the Washington Examiner: A suburban Southern California mayor has resigned days after his arrest for a purse-snatching and wild ride through streets with a woman clinging to his sport utility vehicle. San Gabriel Mayor Albert Y.M. Huang says in an e-mail Tuesday to The Associated Press that he’s confident his reputation will be restored but decided to resign because of overwhelming media attention. Mr. | Read More »
Office Vacancy Rate Hits a 17 Year High;There Are Some Telling Exceptions To the Bad News
From the Wall Street Journal: Vacant office space continued to accumulate in the second quarter, the latest indication that businesses aren’t planning significant hiring in the near future. Office buildings across the U.S. lost 1.8 million square feet of occupied space in the quarter, pushing the national office vacancy rate to 17.4%, the highest level since 1993, according to New York-based research firm Reis Inc. | Read More »
Opinion Journalism or Journolistism?
Eric Alterman, member of the defunct(?) Journolist listserv writes in a column entitled “Sock It To “Em Obama!”: Obama needs to get his base excited again and the legislative record, as impressive as it is, ain’t going to do it. At the same time, the dude just doesn’t do “mad” very well. Mr. Alterman makes a special point of singling out Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe | Read More »
Let’s Adopt Mexico’s Immigration Law
Since the President of Mexico is so upset with the state of Arizona and by extension, the rest of the United States, it is clear that he needs to be mollified–and I think I know how this can be done. Clearly Mr. Calderon believes that Mexico’s immigration laws are far more progressive and fair than our own–so why don’t we adopt Mexico’s legislation on immigration? | Read More »
The Fort Hood Shootings–Only the Beginning?
Although the news we’ve been getting about the shootings implies that this was a discrete incident involving a “disgruntled” soldier, this tragedy could be part of a larger, sonn to emerge, pattern. I hope I’m wrong about this, but consider the following from an analysis by Stratfor dated November 4, i.e., the day before the shootings: In the 11th edition of the online magazine | Read More »
The Opacity of Dopes
Let’s call it “The New Openness”. Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee have voted down an amendment to make a health reform bill available online for 72 hours before any vote. AP: The Democrats noted that unlike other committees, the Finance Committee works off conceptual language that describes policies — instead of legislative language that ultimately becomes law, and which the GOP amendment would | Read More »
British Socialized Health Care Pays For Pedophile’s Viagra Prescription
H/T The Real McCain. From an article in the Daily Mail: A paedophile with a 30-year history of abusing children is being prescribed Viagra on the NHS – and there is nothing the authorities can do to stop him. Roger Martin, 71, merely has to visit his GP to obtain the libido-enhancing drug, even though experts warn it will enable him to continue preying on | Read More »
Obama “race advisor”: America Still Racist, Only Voted For Obama’s White Half
Hans Bader links the story of Charles Ogletree, the Obama “race advisor” who is apparently a fan of the “one drop” rule. According to Ogletree: “…since Obama is ‘biracial,’ his election won’t prove that racism has receded. White America won’t vote for blacks, Ogletree argues, and Obama’s election is possible only because he’s partly white.” It looks as if the race huslers are still not | Read More »
Obama considering RFK, Jr. For EPA?
Hit & Run links to a report that Obama is considering Robert Kennedy Jr. for head of EPA As the story at the link will amply demonstrate, RFK is a Chavez fan and moonbat of the first order. I’m glad Dr. Hopey Changenstein isn’t hiding his radical light under a bushel, if this is what he really plans to do. Of course, this could also | Read More »
Some financial news
Stratfor: The London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), which is the interest rate banks use to lend money to each other, dropped Oct. 17 to 1.67 percent — not only the lowest level since the recent crisis began, but the lowest in four years. This is a sign that moves to reverse the course of the global financial crisis are taking hold (Continued) The critical metric | Read More »
Russia May Be Trying the “Ossetia Gambit” in Estonia
Novosti is reporting that two farms in Estonia have declared their independence from that nation to form an “Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic” Estonia is a member of NATO. This may be “revenge” for Estonia’s hosting of Georgian hackers and others who are standing up to the Russian invasion. It may lso be a response to this move by NATO Although this particular “Ossetian Gambit” might | Read More »
Alaska Primary–Stevens wins (Parnell/Young Update)
Ted Stevens has won the Alaska Senate primary with 63% of the vote. As of this writing, the Parnell/Young race is too close to call. It looks like the Parnell/Young race is too close to call. This will come down to how the absentee ballots go, and it could take til mid-September for a final count.
Obama Campaign To Prospective Ticket Holders: First Serving, First Served
More anguish for those who think that the Obama campaign’s words aren’t “just words” There seems to be a suspicious favoritism toward those who volunteer or donate to the Obama campaign when it comes to a “raffle” for tickets to Obama’s planned speech at Invesco Field. As one Obama fan says in the article: (The campaign) “mentioned on the news that it wasn’t going to | Read More »
Meanwhile, In The Caucusus…
The ceasefire between Georgia and its breakaway province seems to have ended. One rather disturbing quote from the article: Interfax quoted the president of North Ossetia, a Russian area bordering South Ossetia, *as saying hundreds of volunteers were heading to join the fight “and we can’t stop them.” *As many as 1,000 volunteers from Abkhazia, another Georgian breakaway region with close ties to Russia, planned | Read More »
I Just Realized That The “Obama Girl” Youtube Clips Are Racist
<New York Times Logic> The “Obama Girl” clips interspersed images of a scantily clad white girl with those of Barack Obama. –Which tapped into white sexual phobias. –Which was clearly an appeal to barely suppressed racism. –Which means that they were racist. And how can anyone vote for a man whose own “supporters” are employing racist tropes against him–thereby showing that a vote for Obama | Read More »
Colorado Governor Bill Ritter: 18 Months as a Governor Not Enough To Qualify For Veep
Colorado Governor Bill Ritter (D) was asked on the Mike Rosen Showabout his reluctance to be considered for Obama’s Veep. The meat of Ritter’s response? “I’ve been governor for 18 months. It’s been a great experience. But it’s just 18 months…Obama has to think about experience…levels of experience…” Later a caller to the show pointed out that Obama had been a Senator for a 143 | Read More »