Saturday, July 10, 2010

Since it's Saturday, I'm going to start this with

All we did was welcome Al to the neighborhood, why are you so upset?

The Advice Goddess has a piece on victims of real domestic violence, worth reading. It includes a connection to the mess in Britain where Afshan Azad was almost killed by her father and brother, and it seems their lawyer has been lying about her to try to get them off:
He tells the Daily Express, “This is a desperately sad situation and she has never wanted her father and brother to be locked up. She has tried on three occasions to retract her statement and has pleaded with the Crown Prosecution Service not to proceed.

“I sincerely hope for the family’s sake that this can be quickly and happily resolved. My client and his father have already denied the charges and will maintain that plea.“

According to my reader, “This is the oldest (and dirtiest) trick in the legal world–a lawyer trying to save his client by destroying the veracity of the accuser. The lawyer for the father and brother is desperate; his clients are facing huge jail sentences for attempted murder. The lawyer’s only hope is to make the accuser retract her statement–’oops! It was all a misunderstanding.’ Please don’t feel bad that you’ve been duped. I would have had the exact same reaction as you—had it not been for the fact that I’ve been a legal secretary for decades.

While Obama is running around claiming "Things are improving!", Insty is getting stuff like this:

I am an instructor in a technical school. It puts me in good position to stay close with my industry (auto service). Each year I am on a job hunt for up to fifty students, and you can bet I keep close tabs on what local employers are thinking.
The past two years, but this year especially, the single most common thought passed on by employers has been “I’m not sure I want to hire anyone right now, until we know what’s going to happen with taxes and medical coverage”. This is understandable, as these two items make up huge parts of a business’s outgoing spending. Not knowing what they will be nailed with, a LOT of small employers are taking the only safe road. They are putting expansion and hiring plans on hold, till the business environment regains some sanity.
I think they may have a long wait, and signs indicate that’s exactly what local employers are expecting.

And every time another surprise from the Obamacare bill comes out, and another "You have to pass it to know what's in it" bill comes from people like Friend of Angelo Dodd and Sleeps With The Regulated Frank, businesses hunker down that much more; they have to if they want to survive. Which means fewer jobs, and more screwing of the economy.

Yet more video of the racists and the New Black Panther Party, and more on the bullshit at the Justice Department by bigots who want to overlook the racism.

I haven't been following the Journolist mess very closely("Hmmm, bunch of major media weenies in collusion to control the news; this is a surprise?"), but ran across this piece from which I'll borrow a few paragraphs:
Friends on the JournoList assure me that it was a largely stultifying circle of policy wonks, so it’s theoretically possible that Weigel’s boisterous attitudinizing was the exception, not the rule. But what Klein doesn’t seem to understand is that his list has become the story, and that what real journalists do is get the story. Real journalists are not moonlighting policy mavens, angling for a job in the current or next Democrat administration by appearing on panels and going on television to advocate administration initiatives while news happens around them; their duty is to their publications and their readers, not their political party.

Given the embarrassing revelation — once again involving the Post — that one of its bloggers was also a White House functionary, a fact not disclosed to its readership, you would think the Post and the few grownups left there would want to clean up their act before they have not even a fig leaf of professional dignity intact. Which is why they ought to insist that Klein release the JournoList archives.

Then let real journalists sort through it and try to correlate the list’s talking points with the ostensibly unbiased coverage of its membership. See whether certain story clusters, with many of the same talking points, suddenly start appearing around the same time in various publications. In the old days reporters might share minor bits of information but two things they would never share were scoops and original insights, and the notion that the staffs of a great city’s multiple newspapers could possibly collude on shaping coverage would have been both antithetical to the idea of journalism itself and abhorrent to the fiercely competitive editors.

With the JournoList outed, the public now has a clear right to know whether the Washington Post, via one of its employees, facilitated an unprofessional collaboration among ostensibly independent reporters and columnists, about which their readers knew nothing – the lame jokes and cheap shots and locker-room swagger, while embarrassing, are just collateral damage. If this were about any other profession than journalism, reporters would be all over it, screaming about transparency.

This about covers it:
Tucker Carlson: All of these guys (business leaders) voted for Obama. What was the moment they changed their mind?
Charles Gasparino: It wasn’t one moment but occurred over the course of the year… They thought he was a moderate. You know what I said to these guys when they told me that? I said, “You ever heard of Jeremiah Wright?” I mean Jeremiah Wright, his racist rhetoric is there. But, he’s also a Marxist. He teaches liberation theology. How can you vote for a man who considers a Marxist to be his spiritual mentor?

Because they're idiots?

Speaking of the Marxist in the Oval Office, his drawing power seems to be a bit down:
Far Left Democrat Robin Carnahan was forced to cut ticket prices in half after she couldn’t sell out a fundraiser in Kansas City to see socialist Barack Obama.
Hotline On Call reported:

Pres. Obama is the best fundraiser the Dem Party has, but his drawing power is way down from its peak during the ’08 campaign.

Obama is heading to MO and NV today to raise money for Sec/State Robin Carnahan (D), running for an open Senate seat, and Senate Maj. Leader Harry Reid.

But Carnahan’s campaign wasn’t able to completely sell out the Folly Theater, where Obama will appear for a grassroots event on Carnahan’s behalf, at the prices they wanted. Tickets once priced at $250 are now going for $99, while $35 tickets are half off.

Well, they may have more brain power than most of the Taliban, so...
If President Barack Obama withdraws from the war in Afghanistan, he would be the first commander-in-chief in American history to surrender to an army of monkeys; and we’re not talking about fighting the ‘Planet of the Apes.’ The Taliban in Afghanistan has just gotten into the ‘monkey business’ of training primates to attack U.S. soldiers, according to a British-based media agency.

The People’s Daily of China reports that, “reporters from the media agency spotted and took photos of a few ‘monkey soldiers’ holding AK-47 rifles and Bren light machine guns in the Waziristan tribal region near the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The report and photos have been widely spread by media agencies and Web sites across the world.”

The monkey's have Bren guns? Damn. Considering what collectors would pay for them, hope they're teaching proper maintenance.

Some of the price of crapping on Jews and submitting to muslims in Britain. With a link to this piece on the idiocy in the Methodist church.
But I did speak to the Methodist Church’s head of media relations, Anna Drew, whose well prepared brief offered a lesson in where things have gone so badly wrong.

“Do you have any boycotts of other countries in the world, Saudi Arabia for example, where Christianity is banned?” I asked.

“Almost certainly not,” she said.

“So why have you singled out the Jewish state?” I asked.

“We have not singled out the Jewish state,” she replied, saying that the boycott was not against Israel, merely against the occupied territories
Etc., etc. ad Bullshit.

Theo brings us this:

For which peace be upon him.

Liquid body armor; definitely a high 'Cool' factor.

Jeez, when these people are saying things like
“The curse of longterm unemployment is that if you pay people to do nothing, they’ll find themselves doing nothing for very long periods of time,” Ferguson said. “Long-term unemployment is at an all-time high in the United States, and it is a direct consequence of a misconceived public policy.”
Ferguson added: “The critical point is if your policy says you’re going run a trillion-dollar deficit for the rest of time, you’re riding for a fall…Then it really is goodbye.” A dashing Brit, Ferguson added: “Can I say that, having grown up in a declining empire, I do not recommend it. It’s just not a lot of fun actually—decline.”

Ferguson called for what he called “radical” measures. “I can’t emphasize strongly enough the need for radical fiscal reform to restore the incentives for work and remove the incentives for idleness.” He praised “really radical reform of the sort that, for example, Paul Ryan [the ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee] has outlined in his wonderful ‘Roadmap’ for radical, root-and-branch reform not only of the tax system but of the entitlement system” and “unleash entrepreneurial innovation.” Otherwise, Ferguson warned: “Do you want to be a kind of implicit part of the European Union? I’d advise you against it.”
then The Lightworker has real problems, don't he?

In the post at Rodger's that Sondra links to, it mentions Carville having fits over the mess in the Gulf. Well, guy, you helped push Obama into that office; you lied about and slandered anyone who had reservations about him, you played all your usual crap-on-people games, and got what you wanted; now deal with the consequences of having helped get him there, you bastard.

From the thought-crime weenies in Canada: "It's a tough crime to prosecute because the constitution guarantees freedom of expression, but this case goes over the line," he said, adding: "We have an idea of where he is." Hmmm... they had no problem prosecuting Mark Steyn & Ira Levant for bullshit, but this clown says things like "A genocide should be perpetrated against the Jewish populations of North America and Europe," and "Our prime targets will be any major cities with Jews residing in them." and THAT'S a 'tough crime to prosecute'. Further proof that this 'hate crime' and 'hate speech' bullshit is, well, a big steaming pile of it.

And with that, I'm off.

1 comment:

Keith said...

The big O the best fundraiser?

He's also the best recruiter to a small .gov libertarian viewpoint.

Just keep that prayer wheel to unintended consequences spinning merrily...