Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Best of the October posts


Real Men of Congress Series

Suicidal Mystics with Nukes

A world without Network Neutrality

The Clintons: Trashing the Lincoln Bedroom

Unintended Consequences

Hillary's Top Twelve Fabrications

CNN reveals a 'safe house' -- and more!

The Spy with Bulging Socks

SCHIP for Dummies (and others)

The enlightened Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Sandy Berger's Reward

The Secret Chamber

The Clintons' favorite restaurant

Gone in 60 seconds: Hillary Blows Up

Jack M., writing at Ace of Spades (hat tip: Larwyn):

Hillary Clinton, blew it. Big Time.

Hillary, perhaps feeling a little overconfident, pandered on the issue of granting illegal immigrants driver's licenses. She essentially endorsed Spitzer's plan in New York. ...And, to add fuel to the fire, she bemoaned the lack of the passage of "comprehensive immigration reform" a.k.a. Amnesty.

Hillary's gaffe also helps the GOP. It places our single most popular issue in the forefront of debate. When the public is given a choice between enforcing the law and granting amnesty, we win. ...It was also an unnecessary error. She could have used this moment to tack back to the center. Chris Dodd gave the answer that Hillary should have given. She may be New York's Senator, but that doesn't mean she has to reflexively endorse everything the State's Democratic Governor does. She seemed to forget this.

So, she choked. She anti-triangulated. Somewhere Bill Clinton must be "feeling her pain."

So Hillary and Spitzer want to grant drivers' licenses to illegal aliens. While that's sure to result in more bogus votes for Hillary in '08, does it mean that other law-breakers -- who are also fugitives -- can get special licenses, too?

Even the mainstream media is attacking Hillary's bizarre performance in last night's debate.

The Politico: "When Hillary Clinton has a bad night, she really has a bad night."

The AP: "Democrat Barack Obama said Wednesday that rival Hillary Rodham Clinton's less-than-straightforward answers in a Democratic debate raise questions about her ability to assume the presidency... Obama said he was especially concerned by Clinton's response when asked if she would release her papers from her years as first lady."

Time Magazine: "He was nowhere to be found on stage, but Rudy Giuliani's campaign shrewdly rushed to declare victory after Tuesday night's Democratic debate in Philadelphia."

In addition, during last night's debate, Dennis Kucinich related the story of his kidnapping and medical examination by aliens. Well, truth be told, I dozed off during the debate, but I'm pretty sure I heard that part.

Iran's 'Human Rights' Committee: Stoning Women is Humane

Here's a news flash from Tehran: Stoning Women to Death is Humane. The Secretary General of Iran's 'Human Rights' Committee insists that the customary Iranian punishment for adultery is not torture or cruel because sometimes the "criminal" survives.

In short, burying a woman up to her neck and then having a crowd fling rocks at her head until her skull is crushed is "humane".

On the writ of stoning, Dr. Larijani added: Stoning is neither torture nor an incongruous punishment... stoning is not a punishment but a torture while we think the line between torture and punishment is imponderable. [Westerners] believe the punishment for adultery should not be that severe. In fact they don’t consider this atrocity as a crime at all and they wish to force this belief on us.

If we had execution as a punishment for adultery instead of stoning, they would again complain that the crime and the punishment are not in proportion with each other-but as you know in Islamic rules, stoning is in lower level than execution because in stoning the defendant has a chance to survive...

Yep, that sounds humane to me.

See: Gateway Pundit

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Real Men of Congress: Representative Unindicted Co-conspirator

Pork Lite presents... Real Men of Congress.

Real men of Con-n-n-gress

Today we salute you, Representative unindicted co-conspirator!

Representative unindicted co-conspira-tor...

When folks said you couldn't send billions of dollars in defense spending to tiny towns in Western Pennsylvania, you proved them wrong...

You awarded no-bid contracts over the objections of the Pentagon, the DEA, the White House, and federal auditors.

Someone's knockin'... warm up the shredder...

And when nosy reporters found out that you'd directed $250 million to non-profits headed by your friends and family...

You just blamed it on a right-wing conspiracy... even though your net worth soared $11 million in four years.

I had a winning streak in Vegas...

Or when you were videotaped taking a hundred grand during an FBI sting operation...

You claimed you were just an intermediary for the FBI's real target, though you stashed ninety grand in your freezer for "safe-keeping."

WhoooooooooaaaaAAAAH! My tongue is stuck to a Hundred...

So crack open an ice-cold box of Pork Lite wine, oh Senator Conflict-of-Interest. We know that when it comes to your personal integrity, only two things matter... that we're not wearing a wire and that we've got a cashier's check made out to your son-in-law.

Representative Unindicted Co-conspirator...

Real Men of Congress, Washington DC, 20001.

Line o' the Day: An Engraved Invitation for Osama

The AP transcribes remarks from a Rudy Giuliani speech:

Do I think the mission overall in Iraq is the correct one, I think without a doubt it is... And I think the Democrats are going to change their minds about it again.

(On Iran) ...This is the world we live in. It's not this happy, romantic-like world where we'll negotiate with this one, or we'll negotiate with that one and there will be no preconditions, and we'll invite (Iranian President Mahmoud) Ahmadinejad to the White House, we'll invite Osama (bin Laden) to the White House... Hillary and Obama are kind of debating whether to invite them to the inauguration or the inaugural ball.

Hillary Uncensored begins to break through the media blackout

The story has taken on a life of its own. As evidence of Hillary's campaign finance skulduggery continues to surface -- from fugitive Norman Hsu to scores of impoverished Chinese dishwashers -- the stink of her original Senate campaign still remains.

Financier Peter Paul's Hollywood fundraising gala cost -- by some accounts -- nearly 1.5 million dollars to benefit Hillary's 2000 Senate run. Hillary's campaign has allegedly underreported it or misreported ever since. In fact, her campaign manager, David Rosen, was indicted in 2005 for filing false reports with the Federal Election Commission.

Election law experts have termed this event -- and Hillary's 2000 Senate run -- "the largest election law fraud in history."

The trailer for Hillary Uncensored has become a smash hit on YouTube and Google Video. The AP's coverage was picked up by over 200 newspapers:

First came the Orwellian mash up YouTube video that portrayed Hillary Rodham Clinton as Big Brother. Then came a clip of her off-key rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Now, a stinging 13-minute video by a bitter Clinton foe is finding its own Internet audience.

The clip, a preview of a longer film by one-time Clinton donor Peter Paul, has scored more than 1.4 million hits on Google Video and about 350,000 on YouTube during the past week. Its popularity has driven it to the top spot on Google Video over the past two weeks...

Other articles of note:
The house of cards upon which Hillary's campaign is built is beginning to tremble.

Update on 10/31: The New York Times ad watch column features Hillary Uncensored: Fund-Raiser Reappears as Critic.

Longer than World War II

A liberal progressive catch-phrase -- sure to pop up in an RSS reader any moment of the day -- is the slogan that Iraq has now "gone on longer than World War II."

Culprits include Paul Krugman (appearing on Bill Maher's show), Bill Maher, The Stuffington Roast, some dude, some guy, some other guy, someone named Charles, and a myriad of others.

History lesson for progressives: World War II drew to an abrupt conclusion with the detonation of two nuclear weapons.

Had the bombs not gone off, tens of millions on both sides would have perished and the war would have continued for years on end.

In fact, had the bombs failed to detonate, the Allies were prepared to launch Operation Downfall, the invasion of mainland Japan. Downfall was itself split into two massive ops: Operation Olympic and Operation Coronet.

Given the suicidal defensive stands mounted by the Japanese at Iwo Jima and Okinawa, war planners assumed for a minimum of "millions for American casualties and the tens of millions for Japanese casualties."

Put simply, I don't think World War II is the best analogy for the "progressives" to use.

Read more: No Substitute for Victory.

Monday, October 29, 2007

GI Joe vs. Sgt. Fury

Red State reports that Hollywood has transformed GI Joe from a U.S. Marine into a wimpified, United Nations demi-soldier:

The popular all-American comic-book military man and action figure dating back to the 1940s is undergoing a significant transformation for the Paramount Pictures-distributed "G.I. Joe" film, which begins production in February and is scheduled for release in summer 2009... Paramount has confirmed that in the movie, the name G.I. Joe will become an acronym for "Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity" — an international, coed task force charged with defeating bad guys. It will no longer stand for government issued, as in issued by the American government.

In a shocking exclusive, we've received spy photos of the dolls that will be sold as marketing tie-ins to the movie.

GI Joe, of the International "Joint Operating Entity", is not permitted to carry firearms by United Nations mandate. He is equipped with a Berlitz manual for negotiating (or begging for his life) and a kit for converting any tree limb into a white flag of surrender.

Jihad Joe is the foe of Western civilization. Jihad Joe's suicide belt is sold separately.

UN Joe is both a lawyer and an attorney -- as well as a seasoned, no-holds-barred diplomat. He is capable of leaping into action with the dreaded sternly worded memo. UN Joe is also sold as IAEA Joe, the friendly, incompetent buffoon who has dedicated himself to ensuring that suicidal dictators can acquire nuclear weapons.

GI Progressive Joe organizes rallies for impeachment, plays in a band (of course!) and can lay down a harsh metal beat sure to drive the current administration -- the only real enemy of mankind -- crazy.

Burqa Barbie is the gal pal of Jihad Joe but is seldom seen outside the house; she is not permitted to drive, so cars are not sold as optional equipment with Burqa Barbie.

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To show how far we've come, this is Sergeant Fury, a comic book commando from World War II.

Fury and his squad killed enough Nazis to fill a small stadium... and kids grew up devouring Sgt. Fury comic books.

Nick Fury has trained as a paratrooper, Ranger, demolitions expert and vehicle specialist. He holds an unlimited-tonnage, all-seas license as a commander of ocean-going vessels. Fury has completed... special-forces training, is a seasoned unarmed- and armed-combat expert, was a heavyweight boxer in the Army, and holds a black belt in Tae Kwan Do and a brown belt in Jiu Jitsu. He has honed his fighting skills sparring with the star-spangled Super-Soldier called Captain America, perhaps the world's finest unarmed-combat expert... Nick Fury, the oldest of three children born to an American pilot who died in battle during the final year of World War I, grew up in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York City. At the start of American involvement in World War II, Fury enlisted in the Army. He underwent basic training at Fort Dix in New Jersey under the command of Sgt. Charles Bass, a stern taskmaster who singled him out as the company scapegoat. In short order, Fury proved himself to be an excellent soldier and capable leader, and rose quickly to the rank of sergeant.

I wonder about GI International Entity Joe's backstory. I don't think it involves killing scores of bad guys.

A gratuitious picture of Katherine Harris? I have no earthly idea how that got in here.

Einstein in Quotes

I received this presentation from my Dad this evening. It's a keeper. Enjoy.

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Can you imagine what Einstein would have said to Al Gore? I giggle every time I think about it.