“Romnesia”–Obama uses a term from the far-left
You’ve probably heard “Romnesia” so much today that you’re no doubt sick of this term. Obama didn’t coin it, but borrows a term from the far-left. From Mother Jones: A Case of Romnesia Mitt Romney’s long history of misremembering his past. —By David Corn | Wed Jun. 20, 2012 3:00 AM PDT If David Corn rings a bell, it may be because he’s often on | Read More »
Why do we still make the penny? (PART II: Chipotle example; the nickel, too?)
[This is Part II to "Why do we still make the penny?"] The premise of my last post is that we should POSSIBLY follow Canada and several other countries in eliminating the penny. With QE3 and the devaluation of the currency, expect price increases in gold, silver, copper, zinc, and the rest. Coins will cost far more than their value to make. There is a | Read More »
Why do we still make the penny?
Why do we still lose money to make the penny? Why isn’t there a resolution to end the penny right now? With the Fed’s “quantitative easing” policy of printing billions of dollars out of thin air every month, the penny is worthless. We’re losing money to coin it, so why are we still doing it? The arguments against the penny have been made for years. | Read More »
MSNBC or now NBCNews: past, present and future nicknames
“MSNBC” is no more. It is now “NBCNews.com.” From the New York Times: Microsoft and NBC Complete Web Divorce By BRIAN STELTER Published: July 15, 2012 The site became NBCNews.com, signifying the end of a relationship between NBC and Microsoft that dates back to the earliest days of the commercial Web. Early next year, MSNBC.com will be reborn as a stand-alone site for the cable | Read More »
ANOMALIES OF THE OBAMA YOUTH VOTE: “You must give something back!” (2009, 2010 speeches to graduates in debt and unable to find jobs)
Why does Obama have ANY of the youth vote? Does no one remember when Michelle Obama told graduates in 2009 that “you must give something back”? Before it goes into the Obama memory hole, I’d like to revisit the incredibly naive advice of “give something back” to an audience awash in student loan debt and unable to find jobs. USA Today, on May 16, 2009, | Read More »
THE ALAN SIMPSON DICTIONARY: “Buckle up your guts.”
Alan Simpson (of Simpson-Bowles) is quite the quotable fellow. “Buckle up your guts”?! FYI, I just added this detailed etymological entry on my website. If any one of you has a favorite “Simpsonism” that needs to be deciphered, please send it along. “Buckle up your guts” Alan K. Simpson, a Wyoming U.S. senator from 1979-1997, co-chaired President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform | Read More »
Obama to Barnard graduates: “Perservere!” (not a word); Maddow interviews Warren, never asks about her controversy
No one else notices these things, I guess, but here goes. OBAMA TO BARNARD GARDUATES — “PERSERVERE! PERSERVERE!” There is video at this site (it’s at the 20-minute mark) and here’s the text: My last piece of advice — this is simple, but perhaps most important: Persevere. Persevere. Nothing worthwhile is easy. No one of achievement has avoided failure — sometimes catastrophic failures. But they | Read More »
LATE NIGHT COMEDY BIAS: Obama loves Jon Stewart, but Stewart ignores Mark Levin, Jonah Goldberg, Katie Pavlich (“Fast & Furious)…
Obama Oozes ‘Jon Stewart’s Brilliant’ and ‘Amazing,’ More Credible Than ‘Conventional’ News –By: Tim Graham | April 25, 2012 | 14:33 – NewsBusters.org What late night comedy bias, you say? I’ll show you. When Barack Obama (D) goes on Jimmy Fallon’s show, he’s portrayed as Mr. Cool, with Fallon mouthing Democratic talking points. When Michele Bachmann goes on Jimmy Fallon’s show, she’s greeted with the | Read More »
“The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant” — actress Donna Reed
“The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.” That’s a great line, and it comes from actress Donna Reed (It’s a Wonderful Life) at least as early as 1963. Erma Bombeck, Joan Lunden and many others have used the line. Democratic operative Hilary Rosen has used quite the opposite. You can put this one on bumper stickers if you like. Here’s the entry on the saying that | Read More »
How about a Glenn Beck-Mark Levin moderated Texas debate to that Texas winner-take-all?
“Texas has a lot of electrical votes” (Yogi Berra?)–The Lone Star State Dictionary (barrypopik.com) How about a Glenn Beck-Mark Levin moderated Republican debate to that Texas winner-take-all? This is the third post to attempt at least some relevance for Texas Republicans after Tuesday’s widespread declarations that the race is over. See: 1. I’m a Republican in Texas and I’d like to cast a meaningful vote | Read More »
BREAKING NEWS: Texas primary moves to winner-take-all?
“Winner-take-all” would make the May 29th Texas Republican primary perhaps somewhat relevant. The RNC must get it done right now. On Wednesday, I posted here “I’m a Republican in Texas and I’d like to cast a meaningful vote in a presidential primary.” One comment was titled “100% agree nomination process is messed up.” Another comment was titled “Re: Non Republican states end up picking our | Read More »
I’m a Republican in Texas and I’d like to cast a meaningful vote in a presidential primary
It’s over?!? This happened four years ago. It was over. John McCain was the candidate. I was told to rally around John McCain because I had no choice. And I did rally around John McCain. Now, I’m told to rally around Mitt Romney, because… …someone else chose him for me. Texas is a large Republican state, and Texans don’t count? Maybe I want to vote | Read More »
“Never to keep an unnecessary soldier”: Rachel Maddow’s new book misquotes Thomas Jefferson
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow has a new book out called Drift. I won’t review it because I’d have to buy it. The Soros-funded Media Matters assigns 10 people to each Glenn Beck book, but I’ll just have to go by her Amazon.com book description: “One of my favorite ideas is, never to keep an unnecessary soldier,” Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1792. Neither Jefferson nor the other | Read More »
SHEEPLE UPDATE: Austin (TX) drivetime newsradio host has never heard of the NDAA
“What that?” – Jeff Ward, afternoon radio host, Newsradio KLBJ, Austin, TX, on Friday, January 20, 2012, when asked about the NDAA. We tend to think that everyone knows about the self-imposed destruction this country is going through. I know all the Obama scandals on blogs such as this one and many more. And then something like this happens, and you realize that the media, | Read More »
Stephen Colbert, please end your “Republican candidacy” now
In about an hour from now, Stephen Colbert (of Comedy Central) will make a major announcement. It’s already been leaked–he’s giving his PAC to Jon Stewart and Colbert is forming an exploratory committee to run for president in the Republican primaries. Big mistake, Stephen. You’re not running, so get out and stay out now. Yes, Colbert it polling one percentage point ahead of Jon Huntsman | Read More »
Tom Turkey (NOT named by Ben Franklin after Thomas Jefferson)
Happy Thanksgiving to all. On my blog (the food glossary, not the political glossary), I just added the origin of “tom turkey.” A myth has it that the bird was given this name by Ben Franklin, who wanted the turkey to be our national bird and (after losing out to the bald eagle) nicknamed the turkey after Thomas Jefferson. Just to set everyone straight: Entry | Read More »
Mitch McConnell called the tea party hostage-takers, so the left now has a free pass?
The lack of “civility” on the left has been stunning. Tea partiers have been called “hostage-takers” and “terrorists”–something REAL terrorists are never called. But does the left now have a free pass at their insults, care of Mitch McConnell? Much-cited has been this Mitch McConnell quote in the August 2nd Washington Post: In debt deal, the triumph of the old Washington (…) Out at the | Read More »
Political Sandwich Lexicon (Sh-t, Turd, Crap, Satan)
There is now a growing political sandwich lexicon. These entries are in the political glossary section of my website (barrypopik.com). The sandwiches all mean eating or accepting something unpalatable. SH-T SANDWICH “Sh-t sandwich” has been cited in print since at least 1966. TURD SANDWICH The “turd andwich” was popularized by the October 27, 2004 “Douche and Turd” episode of Comedy Central’s South Park. In March | Read More »
“Dinner with Barack and Joe” — nobody won?
Did anyone win “Dinner with Barack and Joe”? Was this an illegal lottery? Can any RedState reader. or any state attorney general, or RNC chair Reince Priebus help me? As some of you may know, the contest closed June 30th, the winners were supposedly chosen on July 7th, and the winners should have been announced July 22nd (about a week ago), According to the official | Read More »
CORRECTING MSNBC’S RACHEL MADDOW: Does Wisconsin really have seven towns named after labor unions?
Does Wisconsin really have seven towns named “Union,” all named after labor unions? Rachel Maddow mentioned this twice on MSNBC, so it surely must be true. From Wikipedia: Union is the name of some places in the U.S. state of Wisconsin: Union, Burnett County, Wisconsin, a town Union, Door County, Wisconsin, a town Union, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, a town Union, Pierce County, Wisconsin, a | Read More »
Nickelodeon tells its young viewers and their parents, “Yes we can!”
Nickelodeon, say it ain’t so! A recent video by the Fresh Beat Band has been playing on the network every half hour. The song is, “Here We Go.” At the beginning of the song, the crowd chants, “Yes we can! Yes we can!” At the end of the song, the crowd again chants, “Yes we can! Yes we can! Yes we can!” The crowd doesn’t | Read More »
Joe Biden invites me to a lottery for “Dinner with Obama”
As some of you know, I somehow got on the Organizing for America mailing list — somewhat useful for opposition research. I just got this in the mail: Dinner From: Joe Biden firstname.lastname@example.org To: Barry Popik Date: Tue, Jun 21, 2011 11:51 am Barry – The President and I have a routine — we get lunch together almost every Friday. But all I get is | Read More »
Weiner wants a leave of absence? For what? To go to lying pervert rehabilitation school?
No leave of absence, Anthony Weiner. Just go. From CBS News in New York City: Weiner Seeks Leave Of Absence From House As Top Democrats Call For His Resignation Nancy Pelosi Says Weiner “Needs Help” June 11, 2011 4:45 PM NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Rep. Anthony Weiner says he wants to take a temporary leave of absence from Congress to seek professional help after three | Read More »
MADDOW MUST BE FIRED: Rachel Maddow (a big part of Friday’s Weinergate scandal) decides not to talk about it at all?
That Rachel Maddow! Looking for truth under every rock! You can’t let a Congresssional sex scandal skip through the ace political reporter at MSNBC! Over at MSNBC’s The Maddow Blog, the most recent tweet (from Friday) is this: maddow: RT @RepWeiner: Tonight Me and Rachel on MSNBC. #ThePerfectFridayDateUhKindaSorta So, after the Memorial Day weekend, surely Anthony Weiner is coming back on the show? Or, surely, | Read More »
NY1: 24-hour New York news and nothing on Anthony Weiner?
Greetings from New York City. Yeah, I’m back during the Memorial Day Weekend as the kids see the relatives. One television channel that I used to watch (before I moved to Texas) was NY1 News, the 24-hour news channel. We had the channel on while some relatives came over. I was curious that there wasn’t a single news story about Anthony Weiner, the Democrat Congressman | Read More »