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Thursday, June 17, 2010
MSNBC's Keith Olbermann interviewed Greene as if he had Lee Harvey Oswald in the dock. Chris Matthews asked guests: "Do you think this has the look of a dirty trick—sort of a Watergate number?" Watergate, you'll recall, involved the Nixon White House trying to persuade a mildly retarded black man to run for the Senate.
OK, play the watergate card, Chris Matthews! Come to think of it, the Cavs lost to Boston because of all that bad officiating.
Obama senior adviser David Axelrod said Greene was not a "legitimate" candidate and called his victory "a mysterious deal." (Yes, how could a young African-American man with strange origins, suspicious funding, shady associations, no experience, no qualifications, and no demonstrable work history come out of nowhere and win an election?)
Perhaps realizing this, liberal loons (Keith Olbermann) are now pushing the theory that Republicans somehow ... rigged the voting machines! (This is what happens when you know absolutely nothing about politics but are given a TV show.)
Yeah, really why is Keith Olbermann any more qualified to do what he does than Alvin Greene is to run for office? I'm not sure Ann is right about Greene being retarded. Maybe he just speaks slowly like Ralph Nader.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|
|Respect My Authoritah|
I'm glad Obama is into killing those dudes, but I guess Jon Stewart's studio audience isn't. Thank you for being inconsistent, Mr. President.
Reading Steven Hayward's piece might give us some perspective and help us to take a breath on the oil spill fixation.
Even if the Deepwater Horizon spill lasts into the fall, it will still not even be the largest offshore spill in the Gulf of Mexico. That dubious achievement belongs to the Ixtoc 1, a Mexican platform near Yucatán that blew out in 1979 in circumstances similar to the Deepwater Horizon (the blowout preventer failed after a gas surge from the well). It took Mexico’s famously inept Pemex almost 10 months to stop the leak, by which time 460,000 tons of oil had leaked—still the largest accidental spill in world history (Saddam Hussein deliberately fouled the Persian Gulf at the end of the first Gulf War with 1.2 million tons).
The Ixtoc 1 spill started in June 1979. Oil began washing up on 125 miles of Texas coastline by early August. It is estimated that only 4,000 tons of oil made it to U.S. shores, which was about 1 percent of the total amount of oil spilled. About 30,000 tons was estimated to have reached Mexican shorelines. Pemex, by the way, refused to pay damages to the United States, citing sovereign immunity—an important contrast to the stance taken in the Deepwater spill by BP, which is assuming full responsibility (as it should).
The ecological effects of the Ixtoc 1 disaster should be borne in mind when we hear claims that the Deepwater spill will inflict large and long-lasting effects. According to a 1981 study by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, about half of the Ixtoc 1 oil evaporated, and another 25 percent sank to the bottom of the ocean, much of it broken up by wave action and chemical dispersants. The Swedish Academy study estimated that oil from the Ixtoc 1 poisoned a 5,800 square mile area, devastating crab, shrimp, and fish stocks, and leading to large oxygen-killing plankton blooms. Overall fish landings fell by up to 70 percent in Mexican and Texan coastal waters. On the other hand, the 5,800 square mile area represented about 2.5 percent of Mexican Gulf Coast waters. Finally and most ironically, Hurricane Frederick struck the Texas coast in September 1979, and washed away 95 percent of the oil that had reached shoreline beaches and marshes. The current fears of the effects of tropical storms and hurricanes in the midst of the Deepwater spill might be misplaced.
I know many people would accuse me of whistling past the graveyard when I should be watching a live feed of brown crap gushing out of a vacuous hole. But I was too busy to watch the President's speech last night.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Alvin Greene, Democrat, running for the Senate of the freaking United States. I'm speechless.
And how did Mark Levin get lucky enough to get this guy on the air? This is real; it was on Mike Gallagher's show this morning.
I feel sorry for the guy. But the Democrats deserve him as a candidate. This is affirmative action on steroids driving a wide load with no brakes off a cliff.
Monday, June 14, 2010
What does this do to the the global narrative?
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is opposed to lifting the naval blockade of the Gaza Strip because this would bolster Hamas, according to what he told United States President Barack Obama during their meeting at the White House Wednesday. Egypt also supports this position.
Wow, Abbas must be a Zionist or something. I mean, he is more afraid of Hamas than he is of that tyrannical Israeli government? Doesn't he know about the plight of the Palestinian people?
It's a little bit poorly made, but this video seems to show Bob Etheridge, Democrat, NC 2nd District attempting to molest a young boy with a microphone in some way.
The SEIU should picket Bob Etheridge, Democrat, NC 2nd district. Roughing people up is their job. What was he thinking?
Reading articles by folks who overuse the word "community" always elicits the same response from me: "What a crock." So I had to snicker at this parody article about Crocs wearers from a disgustingly funny electronic rag named The Daily Rash. Excerpt:
“When I walked into our community center for the ‘Sustainable Alternatives to Mass Produced Organ Meats’ symposium and saw other people wearing their Crocs, I had to run to the restroom where I cried happy tears!” – Carol L. from Seattle, Washington.
“Crocs allow the average Joe to become a part of his community, without worrying that everybody else is better than him. I know that when others in my neighborhood began wearing Crocs, it was as if the dark cloud that had been hovering over me my entire life…evaporated! And when that bright, happy sun broke through, I saw for the very first time that there were others like me!” – Andrew S. from Carrboro, North Carolina.
Need to appoint an international commission of inquiry to investigate why the U.S. has built two tall buildings that were disturbing the humanitarian flyover of al Qaeda on 9/11.
I'd heard on Sunday about the video being taken down by youtube, here's the story. Thing is? It's too late. I downloaded it using Real's free software when I first saw it, and obviously others have too. That's why you will continue to see it pop up on youtube and other sites.
I've been doing that for a lot of my favorite stuff especially if it's edgy or controversial, i.e., poking fun at Jihadis or leftists. Question: do you think that if folks used a We Are the World parody to make fun of George W. Bush that there would be a big fuss? Doubt it.
In the past, I've noted the similarity between the emergence of pro-life Republican female candidates for office and what Pope John Paul II seemed to be talking about when he called for a "New Feminism". I also pointed out one person, Camille Paglia, a standard bearer of the feminist left who welcomed Sarah Palin into what she felt should be a "big tent" and reprimanded those who didn't by slamming them forcefully as "whining, sniping...establishment feminists" before going on to praise Palin for her "bravura" and "moose-hunting feminism".
Here's Ross Douthat's op-ed analyzing last Tuesday's primary results along the same lines. Excerpt:
What Tuesday’s results demonstrated, convincingly, is that America is now a country where social conservatives are as comfortable as liberals with the idea of women in high office. More strikingly, they’re comfortable voting for working mothers — for women publicly juggling careers and family obligations in ways that would have been unthinkable for the generations of female leaders, from Elizabeth I’s Virgin Queen down to Margaret Thatcher’s Iron Lady, who were expected to unsex themselves before being entrusted with the responsibilities of state.
It's sad yet sort of humorous that we conservatives have to prove we're not misogynists and chauvinists by choosing women to represent us. But we don't mind. These people speak for us, not wimpy-assed white men like Harry Reid.