Saturday, January 17, 2009

Glazed Pork:

The Agitator:
"President-Elect Obama’s stimulus package calls for $3 billion in new Byrne Grants, and $1 billion in COPS grants—both are federal block grant programs for local police departments. For some reason, Democrats seem to love these grants. The Bush administration and Republicans in Congress had begun phasing them out."


Who will restore George Bush's tattered reputation? Barack Obama!:
"This is something I thought a lot about when I decided to vote for Obama. The Democrats need their turn in the position of power so they will own and take responsibility for the things that really do need to be done. And it is an opportunity for all of us to see and understand clearly what these things are."

Life's a bitch.... and so is Maureen

"This — this — is the anguish of The Maureen."

Worthwhile pot shots....

Considering this week alone we've gone from Club Gitmo closing in 100 days to Obama announcing it on Day One to now maybe making sure it gets closed by 2013. Nothing like taking a firm stand, Barry.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Via Taranto:

Homelessness Rediscovery Watch

• "If George W. Bush becomes president, the armies of the homeless, hundreds of thousands strong, will once again be used to illustrate the opposition's arguments about welfare, the economy, and taxation."--Mark Helprin, Oct. 31, 2000

• "Washington's Homeless Told to Move Along for Inauguration"--headline, Agence France-Presse, Jan. 15, 2009

Quote of the Day:

Via Instapundit:
REMEMBER, IT’S ONLY MCCARTHYISM if you disagree with the politics.

Never let the facts get in the way of a good prejudice...

A Firsthand Look at the Real Guantanamo:
"I recently visited the detention facilities at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and was dismayed at what I saw. The place was nothing like what I expected, and I was struck by how little we Americans actually know about these facilities and the conduct of our personnel there. With every new interview and every new area walk-through I hoped to find some validation of the certainties I brought with me from the hundreds of articles, documentaries, and speeches presented to the American people by our intellectual superiors."

The "Army of Davids" proves itself...

iPhone + Twitter = The new journalism:
"Score one for the iPhone, score one for citizen journalism and one for Twitter."

Ellsworth Toohey strikes again....

Krugman: Forgive and Forget?

Don't you LOVE the smell of bullshit in the morning?

Debate over; it's freezing
"The carbon footprint of Barack Obama's inauguration could exceed 575 million pounds of CO2. According to the Institute for Liberty, it would take the average U.S. household nearly 60,000 years of naughty ecological behavior to produce a carbon footprint equal to the largest self-congratulatory event in the history of humankind."

Read it....

The Doctrine of Fakism:
"We are about to come under the governance of an administration that promises the end to wars it is simultaneously extending or ramping up, and that pretends it will keep doomsday weapons out of the hands of madmen by persuasion. Words matter. Until they don’t – wink wink."

If this doesn't scare the crap out of you....

Martyrdom beckons Lebanese teen, but she really wants to direct:
"Aspiring filmmaker Hiba Qassir is about to graduate from a Hezbollah-backed high school. She loves movies, but would give up her career dream if offered the chance to be a suicide bomber."

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Just a wee bit...

Megan McArdle: "I'm becoming extremely concerned about the stimulus"

Via: small dead animals

UN Council For The Destruction Of Israel

It is not a one way street....

Belmont Club: Resistance is futile
"With Hamas taking its orders from Khaled Mashal in Damascus and its weapons and money from Iran, one might be forgiven for thinking that the rocket attacks on Israel are really a thinly disguised act of aggression by Damascus and Teheran. But we are never to think that. What we are meant to believe is that the cause of peace requires that Hamas be allowed to survive and the Iranian weapons shipments to continue.

The conventional wisdom is that Israel “can never win” and must therefore buy its way out from under the rain of rockets. Who do they make the check out to? Hamas, Damascus or Teheran?"

Via Instapundit...

EUROPE REIMPORTS JEW-HATRED. Well, it’s not as if that represents a big break with the past or anything . . . .

Gateway Pundit: Surprise!

Obama's Climate Czar Is Board Member of Major Carbon Offset Company
It was reported yesterday that Barack Obama picked a radical socialist as his climate czar. Carol Browner belongs to organizations that call for "global governance" and demand that rich countries shrink their economies to address climate change. But since her pick, Mrs. Browner's name and biography had been removed from these socialist websites.

Now, it was discovered that this same radical eco-socialist is a board member of one of the leading carbon offset trading companies, APX!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

They put him in office, why should they rock the boat?

Guy Benson:
"The press corps, most of us, don't even bother raising our hands any more to ask questions because Obama always has before him a list of correspondents who've been advised they will be called upon that day.'"

Via Instapundit...

OH, GOODY: “Last week, Congress’s oversight panel for the TARP funds confirmed in a report that the Treasury Department essentially has no idea what banks have done with the astronomical sums they’ve been handed.”

Quote of the Day:

Barack Obama takes the oath of office next week, having promised to win back the respect of "the world," which George W. Bush has alienated. So the big question is this: How long after Obama becomes president will it be before "the world" begins to sour on him--begins to suspect that he is one of us, not one of them?

The answer is minus 16 days.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Screw everyone!!!! (but the politicians, of course)

Soak the Rich?
"With the Empire State’s budget deficit now projected to exceed $15 billion —in the face of a constitutional requirement to balance the state budget — New York lawmakers are fighting a five-alarm fiscal fire. But rather than slash billions in wasteful spending (not long ago, the state’s chief Medicaid investigator estimated that 40 percent of New York’s Medicaid spending — about $20 billion annually — was fraudulent or “questionable”), the state’s political class remains committed to raising taxes. And this time, they’ve trained their sights not on the barons of Wall Street but on Joe Sixpack."

Do ya' think?

Obama Won’t Immediately Close GTMO:
"“It is more difficult than I think a lot of people realize,” the president-elect explained.”"


Joe the Plumber is here, and he ain't happy
"He also wondered why Israel waited so long to act. 'I know if I were a citizen here, I'd be damned upset.' He described himself as a 'peaceloving man,' but added, 'when someone hits me, I'm going to unload on the boy. And if the rest of the world doesn't understand that, then I'm sorry.'"


Today I Am A Jew!:
"I am amazed that those that argue for peace cannot see that they are in fact supporting Hamas (and their sponsors in terror - Iran). Hamas, a group of Arabs filled with hate, who think murdering Jews in their sleep or at school or during their daily prayers or even while shopping is a really cool thing. Arabs who think the way to paradise is to walk among a group of kids and blow themselves and the kids up.

Arabs who think the stoning of gays and women and men for the sin of adultery is A-OK and who have just agreed that crucifixion is hunky dory. Arabs who actively preach hatred and whose face of hatred is almost, nay, whose face of hatred should scare the most jaded of us...