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Archive for March 15th, 2010

Evening update:

Speaking of “Unifiers, not Dividers”, shall we look at our Democrat-controlled congress?  Giddy on huffed paint fumes they rush headlong into tyranny.

Those of us who can’t read for squat know him as “clambake” (because we transpose ltteres, apparently) has a post worth reading.  Yes he attributes it to Subotai, and rightly so, but I read it at clambake’s first.  🙂

By any name, he is a self-proclaimed patriot and is one in reality, too.

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A new photo definition of “douchebag” will feature Nancy Pelosi.  Thank you, Washington Post for reporting

After laying the groundwork for a decisive vote this week on the Senate’s health-care bill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Monday that she might attempt to pass the measure without having members vote on it.

Instead, Pelosi (D-Calif.) would rely on a procedural sleight of hand: The House would vote on a more popular package of fixes to the Senate bill; under the House rule for that vote, passage would signify that lawmakers “deem” the health-care bill to be passed.

The tactic — known as a “self-executing rule” or a “deem and pass” — has been commonly used, although never to pass legislation as momentous as the $875 billion health-care bill. It is one of three options that Pelosi said she is considering for a late-week House vote, but she added that she prefers it because it would politically protect lawmakers who are reluctant to publicly support the measure.

Got that?

“It’s more insider and process-oriented than most people want to know,” the speaker said in a roundtable discussion with bloggers Monday. “But I like it,” she said, “because people don’t have to vote on the Senate bill.”

Just like Global Worming, voting and discussion is such a poor way of getting what you want, so you just short circuit all those who don’t agree with you.

Spoken like a bunch of effin’ nine year olds.  Great, Congress running our country is headed up by a bunch of nine-year olds.

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Show me a self-professed Uniter, and I’ll show you a man who thinks if he says it enough times he’ll believe it himself.  Put differently, a self-proclaimed Uniter is frequently a divider with delusions.

Obama has shown zero ability to unite people.  Oh sure, he had a beer with high-strung professor and a cop, but you can’t convince me that both men didn’t walk away with the exact same opinion of each other that they came to the meeting with.  You also can’t convince me that Obama thinks the cops are any less stupid than he thought when he proclaimed his judgment aloud in the beginning.

So now, proof positive that Obama is such a poor uniter that one of our strongest allies is on the outs with us.  Between Obama and his in-all-but-name Mentor, Jimmy Carter, Israel has little reason to love the U.S. – at least until a changing of the guard.  One can only hope that they don’t reason that the rest of the U.S. feels as our current White House administration does.

Obama is so intent on pushing his agendas through that he’s neglecting the very basics of statesmanship and how to behave as the proper figurehead to our nation.

Stay classy, Mr. President.

Update:

It seems that it is easy to love him (if you are an idiot) but to know him is to dislike him.  Washington Post excerpt from an pretty decent op-ed…

The paradox here is that Obama remains hugely popular abroad — from Germany and France to countries where anti-Americanism has recently been a problem, such as Turkey and Indonesia. His following means that, in democratic countries at least, leaders have a strong incentive to befriend him. And yet this president appears, so far, to have no genuine foreign friends. In this he is the opposite of George W. Bush, who was reviled among the foreign masses but who forged close ties with a host of leaders — Aznar of Spain, Uribe of Colombia, Sharon and Olmert of Israel, Koizumi of Japan.

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Hey, what does Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ wife’s political leanings have to do with ANYTHING? Suddenly his wife (or him for that matter) is not supposed to have opinions and biases just because he’s a SCJ?  Bias is a fact of life.  A SJC is understood to have bias, but the unpardonable sin for them is prejudgment.  The difference is in one “if I can judge in a particular way I will” vs. “I will judge a particular way in spite of any and all arguments”.

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She’s got my support.  The police had no business reporting her marriage document or sexual orientation to the military.  She did indeed play by the rules.

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What a cry for attention.  “Woman aims to be world’s fattest.”

Talk about sad.  Honestly, people around her should just ignore her until she makes sense.

But no, she has committed enablers:

Her 49-year-old partner Philippe — who she met on a dating site for plus-size people — was encouraging her to reach her goal, she said.

“I think he’d like it if I was bigger … he’s a real belly man and completely supports me,” she said.

Lady,  NOTHING is going to be able to completely support you.  Unless it has rebar-reinforced foundations and bedrock in the vicinity.

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Peter Graves died today.  All I need say is this:

Captain Oveur: You ever been in a cockpit before?
Joey: No sir, I’ve never been up in a plane before.
Captain Oveur: You ever seen a grown man naked?

If you know who Graves is, I don’t need to tell you where those lines came from.  If you don’t know who Graves is (in which case the above quotes may creep you out), may I suggest you start with “Airplane!”?

Then, move on to “House”, the episode titled “Love Hurts”.   Then go back to “Mission Impossible”.  Then cruise around awhile.  You’ll see him.

He was as recognizable as Leslie Nielsen, Christopher Plummer, Christopher Lee, Max von Sydow.  Granted, those distinguished gents fall all across the spectrum of acting and abilities, but all very recognizable.

You were one of the best, Mr. Graves.  Thanks for all the laughs.

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The name of your yacht has bearing on your ability to do your job… how?

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