Thursday, April 30, 2009

Ahmadinejad *Hearts* Obama

Is there some sort of saying about the sort of fans a person generates denoting the type of person they are...akin to "birds of a feather"? No? Well, there should be...

"...Barack Obama's offer of a hand of friendship to Iran after 30 years of hostility may have met with a sceptical public response from Tehran. But now a rapprochement of sorts may be under way amid evidence that the US president's can-do electioneering tactics have struck a chord with his Iranian counterpart, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Obama's signature campaign slogan, Yes We Can, has been replicated by the Iranian president in a promotional video issued for Iran's presidential poll on 12 June, when Ahmadinejad is seeking re-election.

The video features a cover picture of Ahmadinejad wearing his trademark white jacket and pointing to the Farsi phrase Ma Mitavanim (We Can) on a blackboard." (source)

I wasn't sure if Ahmadinejad was up for reelection, or if it was like "Yes we can deny the Holocaust in spite of hundreds of thousands of pictures and eye witnesses" or "Yes we can deny Iran has any gay people" or "Yes we can build nuclear weapons and look you right in the face and say we aren't."

Feeling Sick? STAY HOME!

Don't you hate the "trooper" that comes into work bragging about how sick (s)he is and expecting praise for dragging their snotty, coughing self in to the office? (If your work doesn't have one, it's probably you...) Or when you drop your kids off at school and there's the kid with green snot dripping that should probably not only be home, but quarantined (that kid's parents always claim it's allergies...)

If you are sick...STAY HOME. If your kids are sick...KEEP THEM HOME. Not just because yet another Mexican-born virus is sweeping the US, but because it's common courtesy.

"...The World Health Organization said on Wednesday the world is at the brink of a pandemic, raising its threat level as the swine flu virus spread and killed the first person outside of Mexico, a toddler in Texas.

"Influenza pandemics must be taken seriously precisely because of their capacity to spread rapidly to every country in the world," WHO Director General Margaret Chan told a news conference in Geneva as she raised the official alert level to phase 5, the last step before a pandemic.

"The biggest question is this: how severe will the pandemic be, especially now at the start," Chan said. But she added that the world "is better prepared for an influenza pandemic than at any time in history.".." (source)

You don't need to rush and get a Michael Jackson mask just yet.. Here are the actual, common sense ways you can avoid contracting H1N1:

1) Wash your hands until you need a $50 Mary Kay kit to make them look human again.
2) If you or your child don't feel well...stay home and rest.
3) Cover your mouth (in your elbow, not with your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
4) Bolster your immune system with plenty of sleep and a good diet.

I added a #5 for The Man...steer clear of all the illegals on the job site you're on. For real.

End Women's Suffrage

...Carrying on our conversation on how you could get most people to sign a petition for just about anything:



Sometimes you do have to wonder just what high school teachers are doing in their classrooms...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Has Obama Forgotten?



Apparently Liberals are "outraged" that Obama is being taken to task for this:

"Brain on verge of exploding. Bush outs CIA agent and tortures, gets to walk. Obama has a plane buzz NYC, calls for felony indictments. Please lord, tell me Obama hasn't bought any land in Arkansas."


Let's remove the monetary considerations as an important, but secondary issue. The fact that the administration approved this publicity stunt, reiterates for me the plain and simple truth that Obama has forgotten.

I STILL panic when I deem a plane's altitude is 'too low' (it drives The Man insane). Is it because I watched the smoke creep down the horizon that day and Obama didn't? I don't know, but what I do know is...this wouldn't be a mistake that anyone that still ruminates over the events of September 11, 2001 would make.

1356 to go.

The Legality of Party Swapping

"...I am not prepared to have my 29-year record in the United States Senate decided by the Pennsylvania Republican primary electorate -- not prepared to have that record decided by that jury, the Pennsylvania Republican primary electorate..." Senator Arlen Specter, April 28, 2009

What electorate Arlen, the electorate that GOT YOU THERE for 29 years?!

I remember the Left talking about how wrong it would be to the Connecticut voters if Joe Lieberman switched parties...and how wrong it was for Zell Miller to betray the Georgians that had voted for him...

Now as a Pennsylvanian that (*look of shame*) voted for Arlen Specter as a REPUBLICAN...what am I to make of the meaning of my vote in light of this defection (welcome of not)?

In the comments yesterday, many asked the same question that I am curious about...Is a party switch in the middle of an elected term legal? Have Constitutional lawyers addressed this subject? Can Specter take my vote and keep it under false pretenses...legally?

Help Change the Change


Change the Change: Rebuild the GOP is a political blog that was created as a culminating senior project for University of New Mexico Political Science major Nathan.

A variety of comments will help him with the project...and we should all make it a priority to encourage burgeoning Conservative professionals that are mired in the putrid bog of liberal academia. :)

Check out his take on Arlen's departure from the GOP.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Coward


I wanted to get up some thoughts about Arlen Specter's announcement that he is leaving the Republican party... But I realized I need some time to think about the implications/ramifications...

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"Torture"


As I was watching a panel of legal experts muse over the opinions of the legal experts that gave the green light for waterboarding...I couldn't help but this of this comment that was left here last week:

Rich at RINO Repug said: "I was waterboarded in SERE school in 1995. The reason that's relevant is because it is a precedent. Not only was I was waterboarded in SERE school, but also hundreds if not thousands of other Sailors and Marines have been waterboarded and have set this legal precedent that it is a safe legal technique when administered properly.

If it's legal to be administered on me, then how can it be ILLEGAL when administered on an enemy combatant as an interrogation technique?

Yes it may be immoral. Yes it can be of questionable strategic intelligence value. Yes it has invigorated our enemies. Maybe it should never have been used. But Illegal??? Um no.

If not illegal, then what's really going on? Answer: pure stinky politics."


And this point was actually discussed in those papers... How can something that is legal to do to our own troops and agents, be illegal to do to enemies of the State? And I'd love for the ACLU to answer that... And how can you make the case that something we do to our own boys as an intense training exercise is torture (legally --as I'm quite sure enduring this is hell on earth).

But, what Obama and the ACLU may have been surprised to learn is that 63% of Americans think that extreme interrogation techniques are okay if it prevents terror attacks. ...And, a majority (52%) disapprove of Obama releasing the "torture memos." (source) These numbers actually warmed my heart to my fellow countryman a bit...

...The obvious observation is: If waterboarding is torture, I guess we have to come up with a new word for being beheaded with a dull blade and no anesthesia.

Oh Meghan, That Was So 2004...



After the crushing blow to the Left, when Bush won his 2004 reelection bid, the MSM and the Left'o'sphere was scrambling to understand how it could have happened...and what sort of person it was that pulled that lever for the reviled Bush-Hitler-Satan-Monkey-Chimp. They had painted a picture of a Bud swilling, NASCAR watching, Bible-thumping rural rube and I did not one but two posts disputing the stereotype. Now Meghan McCain is doing the same. In a different spirit though. She is apologizing for being a Republican. In essence saying, 'I know I'm a republican, but I'm not like most of those kooks...I'm a cool Republican.'

Quite frankly Meghan, most of the Republicans I know have all the things you mentioned. You wear black? That's a Democratic trait? You have tattoos? Who doesn't? You have gay friends? Once again, is there someone that doesn't?

McCain's daughter considers herself a "Progressive Republican"...and that's where we differ. I too wear nothing but Black, I have tattoos, piercings and gay friends, BUT I am not a "progressive Republican" or a "socially liberal Republican" or a Republican in Name Only...no, more and more I'm not a Republican at all and find that I am aligning myself almost exclusively with the Libertarian Party. I didn't leave the GOP, the GOP left me.

Petition to Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide

Thank you to an 'anonymous' that linked this in the comments yesterday...it's PERFECT!

Penn & Teller get lefties at a rally to sign a petition banning dihydrogen monoxide. The petition carrier tells participants that she needs signatures to ban dihydrogen monoxide because it's in lakes and oceans and being urinated and sweated out of humans... Everyone signs...to ban water.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Green is the New Green

I know Leper Messiah is about televangelists...but I can't help but think of Al Gore every time I hear it...

Lord Christopher Monckton, a former science adviser to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, was barred from speaking at a high profile global warming hearing in the Capitol on Friday (source). He is one of the growing number of vocal (man-made) Global Warming skeptics.

"Green" is now more of an industry than a cause...unfortunately.

Just because PETA people are wacky, doesn't mean we don't need advocates for strict humane standards when it comes to animals (which you can see for yourself should you have the stomach to watch HBO's Death on a Factory Farm).

Likewise, just because the Al Gore's and Leonardo DiCaprios have cast man-made Global Warming as the modern day Boogie Man doesn't mean Conservatives shouldn't be conserving. What sucks is when I take my cloth bags to the grocery store (yes, the items pictured belong to your humble hostess) I'm embarrassed when I run into people I know because I'm afraid they'll think I'm "one of those." I need a movement that says, 'I'm not in the Cult of Gore or Obama, but I am a Conservative and a Patriot and I love this country and want to do right by it.' Maybe the symbol could be the recycle sign and written over it "Conserve is the root of Conservative."

Economy Down...iPhone and Flatscreen Sales Up

In light of our recent "Is the Internet a necessity or a luxury?" discussion (at last count there were over 250 votes and 83% of you still consider it a luxury), I found this Pew Research Survey (about recession reevaluations of what is a necessity) quite interesting.

It seems microwaves, dryers, air conditioners and regular televisions are all dropping in people's opinion of what is a necessity. Personally, I think air conditioners made the list because it's been cold. A few more days like yesterday and they'll make their way back to the top. The Man has been in HVAC for over 20 years and his experience is that people with go without heat before they'll go without AC.

But as newscasters are reporting new jobless numbers each night, there have been 37 million iPhones sold. People are still buying designer jeans ($100-$250), flat screen TVs and McDonald's sales are up. Go figure.

I can't believe people are choosing iPhone as a necessity over a clothes dryer...now I could see if they said a Blackberry... :)

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Seeing them out there doing "yard work" in their suits made me reminisce about a President that wasn't so dainty...

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sunday Musings



I was wondering if Vegans breast feed? ...I mean, technically they shouldn't, right?

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Manufactured Outrage Over TEA Party Signs


The coverage of the Tea Parties is still really bothering me. I was at a TEA party and the crowd was one of the most calm and respectful I'd ever seen...and this is Philly! There were no hateful signs, there was no shrill screaming and there was no open ire. It was actually an incredibly pleasant experience...

But apparently no one that writes or reads HuffPo saw ANY footage of protests while Bush was in office..they've obviously never taken a gander at the shots over at Zombietime and they just seem to plumb forget the bumper stickers they have on their own little Hybrids...

HuffPo did a piece about the 10 Most Offensive TEA Party signs and then Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune did an article about HuffPo's post...

This from Clarence:

"...[One sign in Chicago read]"Barack Hussein Obama, The New Face of Hitler"—on a large picture of Adolf Hitler with Obama's face bearing a Hitler-style mustache superimposed over the face of a picture of the original Hitler.

By the way, I have a modest proposal: Can we declare a moratorium on the use of Hitler as a metaphor for anyone but Hitler? Hitler's in a class by himself. Let's not cheapen his horrors by overusing his memory...." (source)

I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that Clarence never made this "modest proposal" while Bush sported a little black mustache on every lefty's chest and sign.



The drones at HuffPo have the nerve to do an entire photo expose to highlight 10 "offensive" signs (these are the top 2):



I guess they didn't see these:



I want the Obamatrons at the Democratic Underground and the writers and readers of HuffPo to go look at the signs over at ZOMBIETIME and then tell me the Tea party signs were offensive...with a straight face.

Hugo's Book Club

Forget about the woman that single-handedly picked our current President, Hugo Chavez puts her to shame when it comes to promoting book sales.

Just two days after the Venezuelan leader gave Barack Obama a copy of Eduardo Galeano's Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent it went to number TWO on Amazon's Best Seller List. It had been 54,295.

I guess if there was a group that sang and chanted B. Hussein's name, they would definitely want to read anything he was reading. So really, it was more the Cult of Obama than Chavez's literary prowess that catapulted Galeano's 1970's diatribe against the United States.

iPhone's Shaken Baby

When I heard people had a "shaken baby" application on their iPhones, I assumed it was made by someone online and people were downloading it from the demented creator's site. It never dawned on me that it was an Apple application that was available on their webpage!

"...The company apologized Thursday for selling a 99-cent iPhone application called "Baby Shaker" in its online store. The application allowed iPhone users to silence a virtual crying infant by shaking the device. After enough shakes, the baby on the screen stopped screaming and a large red "X" appeared over each eye. Apple first posted the application Monday, the start of Shaken Baby Syndrome Awareness Week.

The company removed the application Wednesday from its online store. Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris said the company evaluates applications before posting them for sale, and that the posting of "Baby Shaker" was an error..." (source)

I am hardly a techie prude, but shake the baby until it dies? Listen, I guess if you want that application you have the right to kill all the virtual babies you want...but what kind of freaks even downloaded this? How is shaking your phone until the picture of the baby has red Xes over its eyes fun? Now iPhone's virtual level...that's cool.

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Fishing Anyone?

I am so incredibly frustrated with politics lately...between the press claiming that the anti-Democratic and anti-Republican tea parties were somehow racist and with Obama declassifying documents that hurt our troops and enable our enemies... I've been so annoyed that I had to take a step back. I'd hate to be pissy with my husband or my kids because half the country thought voting in a neophyte would be a swell change.

So instead I've been thinking about different places I can take my boys fishing --and definitely crabbing this summer...(Though I am no fan of hunting, I do really enjoy fishing).

A very good friend of mine writes all of the product reviews for The New Jersey Angler and lately he's been doing a lot for Field and Stream. Namely a new fishing show called "Field and Stream Hook Shots"...which is pretty damn cool if you ask me... This is the first episode where they're fishing American shad on the Delaware River:



Anything other than talking about Obama's inexplicable decisions as of late... Like, we're going to prosecute people that okayed water boarding --even though we water board our own troops and even though the CIA says that a "9/11 style attack on Los Angeles was thwarted due to information gleaned from water boarding?!" Is this 24 come to real life or what?

Oh, that's right. No politics today... So I guess we can tell our fish stories now? :)

5 Things You Never Say at Work

This is a list I saw discussed on a local news program yesterday...

In times when people are losing their jobs, those that have them should do all that they can to make sure they keep them (especially in light of the fact that States are saying they may not be able to pay out jobless benefits to those that have paid into it).

Here are 5 things "experts" say you should never say/do at work:

5) Talk about how stressed out (or busy) you are.

4) Discuss the fact that you haven't gotten a raise (many companies are now dolling out raised based on productivity as opposed to longevity)

3) Refrain from starting any sentence with, "Don't tell anyone I said this..."

2) Never begrudgingly say you "don't mind helping" when indeed you do.

1) Never say, "That's not my job..." (If you're union, I'm not sure how you can abide by this one...as most of their existence involves pointing out that things aren't in their job description...)

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Did Obama Enable the Pirates?


Last night I received quite a few emails concerning Obama's role in the rescue of the Maersk Alabama's Captain Richard Phillips...

If you haven't seen the email yet, here it is:

"Having spoken to some SEAL pals here in Virginia Beach yesterday and asking why this thing dragged out for 4 days, I got the following:

1. BHO wouldn't authorize the DEVGRU/NSWC SEAL teams to the scene for 36 hours going against OSC (on scene commander) recommendation.

2. Once they arrived, BHO imposed restrictions on their ROE that they couldn't do anything unless the hostage's life was in "imminent" danger

3. The first time the hostage jumped, the SEALS had the raggies all sighted in, but could not fire due to ROE restriction

4. When the navy RIB came under fire as it approached with supplies, no fire was returned due to ROE restrictions. As the raggies were shooting at the RIB, they were exposed and the SEALS had them all dialed in.

5. BHO specifically denied two rescue plans developed by the Bainbridge CPN and SEAL teams

6. Bainbridge CPN and SEAL team CDR finally decide they have the OpArea and OSC authority to solely determine risk to hostage. 4 hours later, 3 dead raggies

7. BHO immediately claims credit for his "daring and decisive" behavior. As usual with him, it's BS.

So per our last email thread, I'm downgrading Oohbaby's performance to D-. Only reason it's not an F is that the hostage survived. Read the following accurate account.

Philips’ first leap into the warm, dark water of the Indian Ocean Bainbridge in range and a rescue by his country’s Navy possible, Philips threw himself off of his lifeboat prison, enabling Navy shooters onboard the destroyer a clear shot at his captors — and none was taken.

The guidance from National Command Authority — the president of the United States, Barack Obama — had been clear: a peaceful solution was the only acceptable outcome to this standoff unless the hostage’s life was in clear, extreme danger.

The next day, a small Navy boat approaching the floating raft was fired on by the Somali pirates — and again no fire was returned and no pirates killed. This was again due to the cautious stance assumed by Navy personnel thanks to the combination of a lack of clear guidance from Washington and a mandate from the commander in chief’s staff not to act until Obama, a man with no background of dealing with such issues and no track record of decisiveness, decided that any outcome other than a “peaceful solution” would be acceptable.

After taking fire from the Somali kidnappers again Saturday night, the on scene commander decided he’d had enough.

Keeping his authority to act in the case of a clear and present danger to the hostage’s life and having heard nothing from Washington since yet another request to mount a rescue operation had been denied the day before, the Navy officer — unnamed in all media reports to date — decided the AK47 one captor had leveled at Philips’ back was a threat to the hostage’s life and ordered the NSWC team to take their shots.

Three rounds downrange later, all three brigands became enemy KIA and Philips was safe.

There is upside, downside, and spinside to the series of events over the last week that culminated in yesterday’s dramatic rescue of an American hostage.

Almost immediately following word of the rescue, the Obama administration and its supporters claimed victory against pirates in the Indian Ocean and declared that the dramatic end to the standoff put paid to questions of the inexperienced president’s toughness and decisiveness.

Despite the Obama administration’s (and its sycophants’) attempt to spin yesterday’s success as a result of bold, decisive leadership by the inexperienced president, the reality is nothing of the sort.

What should have been a standoff lasting only hours — as long as it took the USS Bainbridge and its team of NSWC operators to steam to the location — became an embarrassing four day and counting standoff between a ragtag handful of criminals with rifles and a U.S. Navy warship. (source)


Snopes doesn't have this verified and there is no way I can check the veracity of the claims here, but it sounds feasible in light of other statements and actions by this administration. Yes, the Captain is safe now...but setting what precedent with would-be abductors?

Keep Your Village Away From My Kid

"...OneKindWord teaches people who work at public places such as stores, parks, museums, schools and zoos how to help parents when their child throws a temper tantrum in public or when they are stressed and overwhelmed with parenting duties.

"When we see a child having a meltdown or a child standing dangerously in a shopping cart, we don't know what to do," Mrs. Ditillo said of bystanders. "We are all kind of helpless and freeze when we see others in this situation. What we want to do is enable people to assist these parents."

We want people to 'stop' and recognize when they may be able to help a parent or child; take a moment to 'pause,' think and get ready to assist; and three, try 'one kind word' to assist," she said..." (source)

There was a "One Kind Word" representative on FNC the other morning and her message didn't sound quite as innocuous as this article. She actually said they would suggest to mothers that they end cell phone calls and pay attention to their children. The interviewer DID NOT ask the OKW Rep if she had children (she looked quite young) --the most pertinent question as far as I was concerned.

I barely agree with offering parenting advice to friends, let alone strangers... Actually, I can't think of a time I ever interfered in a store or a mall. If I find a child that is alone, I will walk them to the cashier and if a child was about to fall out of a cart I would make sure they didn't...but i wouldn't ever admonish the parent... Would you? Have you?

I don't see it going over to well in Philly and NYC... :)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Now I'm a Threat to Veterans?


"...Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Sunday portrayed veterans as victims – not perpetrators – of right-wing extremism as she sought to combat the political controversy arising out of an April 14 Homeland Security memo warning that returning soldiers could be ripe for domestic terrorism participation.

“The report is not saying that veterans are extremists. Far from it,” Napolitano said on CNN’s State of the Union. “What it is saying is returning veterans are targets of right-wing extremist groups that are trying to recruit those to commit violent acts within the country. We want to do all we can to prevent that.”
..." (source)

What a talented woman Janet Napolitano is...able to back peddle...but unfortunately for her, quickly but not deftly. I forgot it was all the far left sites that have links and support for our men and women in uniform...

I guess with my Libertarian leanings and desire for even less government than the typical right-winger, I'm really a threat!

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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Philadelphia's Tea Party II


...Which was so appropriately held on Independence Mall...in front of Independence Hall, where our Constitution was debated and eventually adopted.

There were TONS of people there --especially considering the event was competing with the memorial service for Harry Kalas.

The crowd was also more diverse then CNN would have you believe--with men, women, children, White, Black, Asian and Indian...there was even a guy with a sign that said "Homo for Freedom" :)

Yet, there was nary a news van to be found.

I got to meet Chris Lilik of GrassrootsPA.com and Bev of Conservative Minority...and it's always nice meeting fellow Conservative Bloggers in a city like Philadelphia!

And, I was able to talk to Joey Vento (of Geno's Steaks fame):



My favorite sign of the day? "Honk if I bought you a flatscreen!" :D

Thanks 92alpha for driving and for the Geno's Steak afterward! :)

Just found this over at HuffPo. It was a comment by donbrown under an incredibly annoying, condescending and just plain nonfactual post:

"In a strange way there might be a positive outcome to this disheartening show of hatred.

African Americans are quite aware that these people exist around the country. But most whites I meet seem oblivious to it, or downplay the effect of racism in this nation...historically and even today.

They have no reference point because they don't feel it on a day to day basis.

By exposing the racial hatred in such an open forum as these "tea-parties", I think some will just look away... But others will have their eyes opened to what many people of color have to face all the time..usually in subtle, but insidious ways.

Thank God it is no longer fashionable to be obviously racist, but look closely at these people -- the same ones at the Palin rallies last fall -- the impotent rage is there, and much of it only because their new President is not of their race."


As if the article wasn't annoying enough, I had to go and read this. Are you kidding me?! Please tell me this is part of the DNC talking points to try and make these tea parties look like KKK rallies. They can't really believe that... Can they?

Friday, April 17, 2009

Anti-War, Left-Wing Radical in the Pentagon

You MUST read this entire article...but here are some highlights:

"In what has to be one of the most extreme appointments yet by the Obama Administration, ex-Los Angeles Times columnist and Georgetown law professor Rosa Brooks has just been made an adviser to Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michelle Fluornoy..."

Here are some things Ms. Brooks, former Special Counsel for George Soros's Open Society Institute in New York, has said prior to her Pentagon appointment:

She has referenced George Bush as "our torturer in chief." (source)

She accused Bush's White House and Pentagon officials of being "eager to embrace the values normally exemplified by military juntas," while urging "military personnel to speak out, regardless of the cost, when they think our civilian leaders have gone beyond the pale" (source)

She has compared Bush's war stance with Adolph Hitler's war propaganda. (source)

In 2006 Brooks wrote, "...With so many thousands dead, and so many thousands more embittered, 'winning' isn't really on the table anymore. The only question now is whether we can mitigate the damage." (source)

And speaking of radicals in the Pentagon...

Do you think that "torture memos" Obama arrogantly released will have an effect on the safety of our troops that are currently deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan?

What justification can be given for releasing documents that can rile up the "insurgents" and could possible cause the actual torture/barbaric beheading of one of our troops...?

Second Wave of Tea Parties 4/18/09



If you couldn't make it to any of Wednesday's Tea Parties (because you're a Conservative with a JOB), there is another round scheduled for tomorrow. The MSM seriously downplayed Wednesday's turn-out numbers (we knew they would), so we should try to build the numbers so they can't be ignored...

Here is a compilation of the best signs if you need some ideas (This is just a few, Read them all here:

• $11 Trillion and climbing – Now that’s a lot of change!
• 3 Simple Words: WE THE PEOPLE
• Born Free, Taxed to Death
• Can We Bankrupt The Country? YES WE CAN
• D.C. = District of Corruption
• DC: Find Another Country to Pillage and Plunder
• DC: If You Have Time To Read My Sign, Try Reading Some Legislation!
• End The Fed
• Equal OPPORTUNITY not Equal Distribution!!!
• Foreclose the White House
• Give us liberty; not debt
• GOD Only Requires 10%
• Help Me Mr. Obama, They Want Me To Work and Stuff!
• HONK … If I’m paying your mortgage
• HONK … If you don’t like the word TRILLION$
• I Will Keep my Freedom, my Guns, my Money. You Keep THE CHANGE!
• I Will Not Grab My Ankles
• If You’re Not OUTRAGED, You Aren’t Paying ATTENTION!
• If You’re Not Outraged, You’re Not Paying Taxes!
• Justice Trumps Fairness
• Liberty is All the Stimulus We Need
• Obamanomics: Trickle up poverty
• Party Like It’s 1773
• Print Me a Trillion While You’re At It
• Will Work for Lower Taxes
• You Can’t Spend Your Way Out of Debt
• Your Mortgage is NOT My Problem
• You ONLY have the Rights You are Willing to Fight For

I am hoping to be a the Tea Party II at Independence Mall in Philadelphia tomorrow.

Right-wing, radical EXTREMISTS unite! :)

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...I haven't heard anyone talk about how incredibly cheesy it is that he named his new black and white dog BO. Or is it Bho, pronounced Bo?

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Government Funded Internet Access For All?


The wife of a good friend of mine is very preoccupied with the "cause" of Internet for all. She brought it up quite a few times and I kept quiet, but finally I had to speak up. I knew she would think I was just being subversive since our political ideologies are light years apart...but I really was befuddled by her obsession with this matter.

I mean, have we eradicated poverty and domestic violence? Are we at the luxury of now campaigning for a WANT as opposed to the NEEDS so many have? And then I started thinking about our vast ideological difference and it hit me...this wasn't a charity, but something she probably expected tax payers to shoulder. What about the fact that the same people that don't have internet also don't have computers...are we buying the computers too?

Her adamant claim is that internet is a necessity.

Mine is that I have many Luddite friends (and their kids) that knowingly and willingly live without it --and have seemingly full and happy lives. Their children use the computer lab at school if need be and the parents read the inkies and steer clear of all the negatives they feel the computer would allow into their homes.

Maybe I'm alone here, but I think internet is still a luxury and not a necessity...

Is the Internet a LUXURY or a NECESSITY?
Luxury
Necessity
  
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Would *I* go without it? No, of course not...but COULD I? Yes.

Dominos Employees Charged With a Felony

And so they should be!

Now maybe certain people in my life will understand why I FREAK OUT when they complain to waitresses when I am out with them... Eating out is risky enough without making a scene!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Forget Radical Islam, Right Wing Veterans Are the New Terror Threat

And so it begins...The beginning of the Conservative Underground?



"...A Homeland Security analysis being distributed to law enforcement agencies warns of a new era of domestic terrorism spawned by the election of the nation’s first black president, unemployment, rising poverty, a backlash against illegal immigration, and the return of disgruntled veterans from the nation’s war fronts.

The highly charged document, first reported by talk-radio host and World Net Daily columnist Roger Hedgecock, is entitled “Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.”

A Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman confirmed to both Fox News and The Washington Times that the report is real, and said it is part of a series of analyses of domestic terrorism. An analysis includes left-wing groups, but the department could offer no evidence of a report looking at the violent political left in America.

Perhaps one of the most disconcerting disclosures in the report is its disturbing analysis of the recent historic presidential election.

“Rightwing extremists are harnessing this historical election as a recruitment tool. Many rightwing extremists are antagonistic toward the new presidential administration and its perceived stance on a range of issues, including immigration and citizenship, the expansion of social programs to minorities, and restrictions on firearms,” the report states.

The report mentions a simmering powder keg in noting a perceived role of U.S. troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan in domestic upheaval.

“The possible passage of new restrictions on firearms and the return of military veterans facing significant challenges reintegrating into their communities could lead to the potential emergence of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks,” the report concludes.

The report further assesses that right-wing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans to exploit their skills and knowledge derived from military training and combat:
..." (This is a MUST READ)

Welcome to "Change" in 2009 --forget about Muslims that have vowed to "overcome by immigration" and "behead the infidel" and "conquer and spread sharia and Islam"...let's concentrate on those right wingers and veterans with their love of God and country, their wild American flags and patriotic songs. Damn those USA-lovin' rabble-rousers!!!!

Quite interesting that this bit of "intelligence" was released right before the Tax Week Tea Parties...

Inner VS. Outer Beauty: Nobel Peace or Top Model?


Maybe we shouldn't be disheartened by the fact that a majority of American girls would rather win America's Next Top Model than a Nobel Peace Prize...Perhaps after learning that Jimmy Carter, Yasser Arafat and Al Gore were all Peace Prize Laureates they figured they'd go for the genuine accomplishment...Top Model.

This fact came from a recent study of 18-34 year olds that was meant to assess their views on inner verses outer beauty. Here are some of the findings:

26 percent would make their best friend fat for life, if it meant they could be thin.

25 percent said they would rather be thin than smart.

22 percent who consider themselves attractive would rather lose the ability to read
than lose their figure.

39 percent have used their looks to get something they want.

41 percent would be fine with knowing they were chosen for a job on looks alone.

50 percent would marry an ugly man if he were a multimillionaire.

On the positive side:

75 percent would be willing to shave their heads to save the life of a stranger.

78 percent would choose to have lots of friends over beauty.

95 percent would NOT leave their friend behind if she couldn't get into a hot club. (source)


They would "lose their ability to READ rather than lose their figure?!" Wow. I'm quite conscious of outer appearances/fashion/female maintenance...but these findings have even me shaking my head. And this is the generation that will be responsible for my SSI? Geez. ;)

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A Duty to Rescue?

"...A Queens judge has thrown out a suit against the MTA and two of its employees filed by a woman who was raped on the platform of the G train's 21st Street stop and accused onlooking transit workers of not doing enough to help her.

Subway conductor Harmodio Cruz and station agent John Koort both called the command center to alert authorities of the assault in progress, but Cruz allowed his train to leave the station and Koort did not call cops directly..." (Read the entire story)

Maria Besedina was a 21 year old art, NYU student at the time of the attack and rape. She made eye contact with the ticket booth guy AND the conductor while the attack was going on. LEGALLY we have no "duty to rescue" but what about morally? Or SHOULD we have a duty to rescue? How can the wives/daughters of Harmodio Cruz and John Koort ever look at these men in their lives again without being totally disgusted by them --imagine knowing your father/brother/husband could stand by and do nothing as a woman/young girl was raped?!

We talk a lot about frivolous lawsuits, but I think this woman was perfectly justified in filing this --if not to condemn these men, then to bring public attention and outrage about the case. This isn't an isolated instance...

What should public obligation be in instances such as this?

The First Lady

I never noticed, until last night, what a Brobdingnagian Michelle Obama is:



That first pic would have been a good Caption It...

How Does It Know?!

I know we've done these before, but it never ceases to amaze me that it knows without asking any of the "Key" Philly words (like "wudder", "shtreet", "donit" or "Mondee, Tuesdee, Wednesdee...")

What American accent do you have?
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Your accent is as Philadelphian as a cheesesteak! If you're not from Philadelphia, then you're from someplace near there like south Jersey, Baltimore, or Wilmington. if you've ever journeyed to some far off place where people don't know that Philly has an accent, someone may have thought you talked a little weird even though they didn't have a clue what accent it was they heard.

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Friday, April 10, 2009

The Realities of the Presidency

Can you believe there were really people that voted for this man solely for the fact that they actually believed he would pull the troops out of Iraq?! How naive can you get? Like anyone is going to go against the advice of all that military brass and take the risk of the country collapsing? Puh-lease. But this is great...dumping Kosher salt into the wounds. Not only are the troops NOT raising the white flag and coming home, Obama is asking for more money to fund them... This should go over well with the far left fringe that got him into that Oval Office. I'll enjoy this little go-round. :)

"... President Barack Obama plans to request new funding from Congress for the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, but he risks a backlash from antiwar lawmakers.

Mr. Obama is expected to seek congressional approval of $75.5 billion for the wars, perhaps as soon as Thursday. The issue is already raising tensions on Capitol Hill, especially among liberals who are sympathetic to the president's broader agenda but voice concerns about his timeline for withdrawal of troops from Iraq and his plans to beef up forces in Afghanistan.

Rep. John Conyers (D., Mich.) dismissed Mr. Obama's plans as "embarrassingly naive," and suggested that the president is being led astray by those around him. "He's the smartest man in American politics today," Rep. Conyers said. "But he occasionally gets bad advice and makes mistakes. This is one of those instances."

The emerging rifts present a new political challenge for Mr. Obama. As a senator, he voted against Iraq war funding bills. In his campaign for the White House, he criticized rivals Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries and John McCain in the general election for their hawkishness on the issue.

As commander in chief, Mr. Obama made a surprise visit to Baghdad this week and praised the U.S. military's accomplishments, including the ouster of Saddam Hussein and the reduction of violence. Now he is responsible for keeping the efforts funded..." (source)

Only Half of Americans Want Capitalism?

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.” –Winston Churchill



Most of us don't put much stock in polls, but this one really depressed me... This might be directly related to the public school system here in the U.S. Come to think of it, I went to a college prep school and I certainly don't recall ever learning about Capitalism vs. Socialism.

"Only 53% of American adults believe capitalism is better than socialism.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 20% disagree and say socialism is better. Twenty-seven percent (27%) are not sure which is better.

Adults under 30 are essentially evenly divided: 37% prefer capitalism, 33% socialism, and 30% are undecided. Thirty-somethings are a bit more supportive of the free-enterprise approach with 49% for capitalism and 26% for socialism. Adults over 40 strongly favor capitalism, and just 13% of those older Americans believe socialism is better.

Investors by a 5-to-1 margin choose capitalism. As for those who do not invest, 40% say capitalism is better while 25% prefer socialism.

There is a partisan gap as well. Republicans - by an 11-to-1 margin - favor capitalism. Democrats are much more closely divided: Just 39% say capitalism is better while 30% prefer socialism.
As for those not affiliated with either major political party, 48% say capitalism is best, and 21% opt for socialism. (source)


The article makes it a point to say that pollsters didn't define "Capitalism" or "Socialism" for the participants. I'm hoping this is the reason for such an anti-American result. Americans need to be reeducated in the importance of the free market system and the ideals/wisdom of the founding fathers.

Read The 5000 Year Leap
Read Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto

Did Obama Bow? You Decide.

"The White House is denying that the president bowed to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia at a G-20 meeting in London, a scene that drew criticism on the right and praise from some Arab outlets.

"It wasn't a bow. He grasped his hand with two hands, and he's taller than King Abdullah," said an Obama aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

The Washington Times called the alleged bow a "shocking display of fealty to a foreign potentate" and said it violated centuries of American tradition of not deferring to royalty. The Weekly Standard, meanwhile, noted that American protocol apparently rules out bowing, or at least it reportedly did on the occasion of a Clinton "near-bow" to the emperor of Japan." (source)

Enter Obama stage right at (00:53/3:336): The "Grasped his hand with two hands" explanation just isn't true. He takes his hand and bows with his left hand still hanging at his side (00:55/3:36) His left hand doesn't come up until he is upright again. The two hand grasp and nodding down to his level comes after that (1:00/3:36). I say unequivocally he bowed...

Now you can watch it for yourself and decide:

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Thursday, April 09, 2009

Democratic America Rewards Bad Behavior


It's one of the major differences between the parties. Democrats have always rewarded bad behavior and indulged the growing sense of entitlement in this country. With the first liberal at the helm, this trend looks as if it will now be the official law of the land. Can't pay your gas and electric bill? Just move out and your landlord will have to pay it (at least here in Philly). Got arrested for neglecting your infant because your an addict? No worries, the government will pay for your rehab and then give you a go to college free card. Have a baby and don't know who the baby daddy is? Ding, Ding, Ding...you win free housing!

People that disregarded laws, borders and border guards will be granted citizenship:

"While acknowledging that the recession makes the political battle more difficult, President Barack Obama plans to begin addressing America's immigration system this year, including looking for a path for illegal immigrants to become legal, a senior administration official said Wednesday.

Obama will frame the new effort — likely to rouse passions on all sides of the highly divisive issue — as "policy reform that controls immigration and makes it an orderly system," said the official, Cecilia Munoz, deputy assistant to the president and director of intergovernmental affairs in the White House." (source)


...and those that are only trying to do their job and uphold those laws will be punished:

"U.S. civil rights activist Al Sharpton weighed into a fight over an Arizona sheriff's immigration sweeps on Tuesday, accusing him of racially profiling Hispanics and urging him to step down.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has dispatched deputies into Hispanic communities in the Phoenix area, where they stop people and arrest anyone who cannot prove he or she is a legal U.S. resident.

Under a deal allowing them to enforce federal immigration laws, the deputies have arrested more than 1,500 people who they determined were in Arizona illegally, triggering street protests and condemnation from Latino activists who accuse him of racial profiling.

"I am first calling for the resignation and or removal of Sheriff Arpaio ... harassment based on color is nothing short of racial profiling, which many of us ... helped to fight to make against the law," Sharpton told reporters." (source)


Then in the ultimate reward for bad behavior...you can be a murdering Dictator and have actors and Congressmen come hang with you and plead your case... You can be so bad that people would risk floating through shark infested waters on a raft of milk cartons rather than live under your rule and still receive deference from America's Congressional Black Caucus:


"Key members of the Congressional Black Caucus are calling for an end to U.S. prohibition on travel to Cuba, just hours after a meeting with former Cuban president Fidel Castro in Havana.

“The fifty-year embargo just hasn’t worked,” CBC Chairwoman Barbara Lee (D-Ca.) told reporters this evening at a Capitol press conference after returning from a congressional delegation visit to Cuba. “The bottom line is that we believe its time to open dialogue with Cuba.”

Lee and others heaped praise on Castro, calling him warm and receptive during their discussion. But the lawmakers disputed Castro's later statement that members of the congressional delegation said American society is still racist.

"It was quite a moment to behold," Lee said, recalling her moments with Castro.

“It was almost like listening to an old friend,” said Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Il.), adding that he found Castro’s home to be modest and Castro’s wife to be particularly hospitable." (source)

Obama's Science Guy: "Block Out the Sun!"

Right now we may be scoffing at the 70's scientists that wanted to fly planes filled with volcanic ash and dump it right on the polar ice caps...polar bears and all, but what will they be saying thirty years from now about this?

"...The president's new science adviser said Wednesday that global warming is so dire, the Obama administration is discussing radical technologies to cool Earth's air.

John Holdren told The Associated Press in his first interview since being confirmed last month that the idea of geoengineering the climate is being discussed.

One such extreme option includes shooting pollution particles into the upper atmosphere to reflect the sun's rays. Holdren said such an experimental measure would only be used as a last resort.

"It's got to be looked at," he said. "We don't have the luxury of taking any approach off the table."..." (Read the entire article)

There are so many scientists that have spoken out about the improbability of man made Global Warming that it"s just irresponsible (not to mention disingenuous) to keep acting as if there is scientific consensus...

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Has Obama Congealed "Bush's Divided Country?"

Let's take a look (My emphasis on all articles):

"President Obama "rocketed to fame when he pledged to build a bridge between 'red' and 'blue' America," said Joe Murray in The Philadelphia Bulletin, but a new Pew Research Center poll shows that Obama is in the middle of "the greatest partisan divide in modern history." With Obama's approval rating at 27 percent among Republicans but 88 percent among Democrats, it's clear that the president's "far-reaching agenda" has only polarized the nation.

"This is not a reflection of the president," said Andrew Sullivan in The Atlantic, "but of the opposition. Republicans are historically far more hostile to presidents of the opposite party than the Democrats." Obama has reached out, but the "Fox/Limbaugh/Drudge" crowd is more interested in "near parodic outrage" than real dialogue..." (TheWeek.com)

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"..."For all of his hopes about bipartisanship, Barack Obama has the most polarized early job approval ratings of any president in the past four decades," says the Pew Research Center.

The 61-point partisan gap eclipses George W. Bush's 51-point gap in his first year, and that was after the long recount and simmering charges from Democrats that Bush stole the 2000 election..." (source)

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And then Gallup feels they need to help explain this for Obama (Seems they may be positioning themselves to leave Gallup and work for the administration):

"...To the extent Republicans are evaluating Obama on the substance of his policies and proposals (particularly his domestic policies) there may be little for them to like, since Obama's policies have largely followed usual Democratic doctrine. Thus, a wide partisan gap is understandable -- even for a president trying to avoid one. But Obama's best efforts at creating a post-partisan presidency are complicated by the ideological hegemony within the congressional party caucuses and the partisan pundits filling the airwaves, print pages, and blogosphere, seeking to convince those who watch, listen, or read of the correctness of their views and the incorrectness of their opponents' views. In such an environment, it is not surprising that George W. Bush's later approval ratings were in single digits among Democrats while he maintained rather healthy ratings among Republicans.

These forces may help to explain the stability in Obama's approval rating among all Americans, as well as the large partisan divide in his public evaluations..." (Gallup)


The Messiah a bigger divider than Bush the Infidel? Say it aint so.

...And speaking of Bush, I wonder if anyone compiled a list of all the negative things Obama said about The United States and the "previous administration" while he was off giving a queen an iPod...

Find a Tea Party Near You



April 15th is almost upon us and the "Tea Parties" that started out slow and small seem to be really growing yet the MSM has a paltry 56 stories--not only are people gathering to protest the current spending by our government, there is also a an alternative movement that is mailing a single tea bag to Barack Obama.

"...As unemployment soars and anger over Wall Street bailouts mounts, public outrage will seek an outlet. Populism could go in many directions — and could easily ebb when the economy revives. But if it takes shape as an anti-spending movement, it could revive conservatives much as the 1970s tax protests did.

To be sure, the protest sizes so far are a far cry from the left’s anti-globalization and anti-war demonstrations of the past decade. But they appear to have grass-roots origins..." (source)

If you want to find a "Tea Party" in your area you can Go Here and find your city...or you can try Free Republic (which is always a great source for anything like that). Many of the cities even have facebook pages.

Philadelphia's Tea Party will have speakers: Dom Giordano (Conservative talk show host) , Scott Rutter (Decorated veteran and Townhall.com columnist) and Scott Wheeler (Executive Director,The National Republican Trust PAC (GOPtrust.com), columnist at Newsmax.com) among others.

For the creative among us... I found this costume (with directions how to make it) that would be great if you were okay with using your kids as cute props (which I have no problem with --you made them, right?! :)

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BS Commenter?

I think this chick used to comment here...I can't quite remember her moniker... ;)

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Dover Ban Lifted

"...For the first time in nearly 20 years, members of the news media will be allowed starting Monday to cover the solemn arrivals of American flag-draped coffins holding the remains of U.S. troops at Dover Air Force Base, Del.

Gates and President Barack Obama had said for months that they wanted to lift the ban once an internal review could be completed.

The Dover ban was put into effect by President George H.W. Bush in 1991..." (source)

This ban on press filming the return of fallen heroes has stayed in place through three Presidents. I'm wondering what prompted the change. Did military personnel request the coverage?

The first coffin to be filmed arriving home was that of Phillip Myers. Myers was the recipient of a Bronze star he earned while in Iraq and was killed this past Saturday in Afghanistan. Myers' widow gave the press the okay.

"...Under the new policy, families of fallen servicemen will decide whether to allow media coverage of their return.

If several bodies arrive on the same flight, news coverage will be allowed only for those whose families have given permission..." (source)

The troops returning home after faithful service deserve to be acknowledged...but I wonder if this ban had been enacted to discourage the politicization of such a painful moment... The press were respectful and honored the family's wishes not to be photographed or interviewed, but what happens in a few months, a few years...when this becomes commonplace --will the media remain this respectful?

"Racial Slurs" or Valid Criticism?


Maybe we should send this article to the guy that thinks it's "just plumb nuts" to think that the MSM (and many liberals) are confusing criticism of Obama with racist sentiments:

"...Proving that the left cannot tell the difference between “racism” and “criticism,” the AP posted a lengthy March 30 story confusing and conflating the two as it pertains to attacks on President Obama. As far as the AP is concerned it seems the whole country is running around with burning crosses and wearing pointy hoods aiming to cast racial epithets at Obama at every turn. It may as well still be the year 1860 around here...." (Read the whole article at Stop the ACLU)

The story this excerpt refers to is an Associated Press story entitled: Racial Slurs Continue Against Obama Despite Historic Achievement".

Maybe if we keep crying 'Racist' and 'Biggot' the public will focus on that and will turn a blind eye to all the mistakes of the first 100 days...

Fake Fireman is Real Life Ass-Hat



Over a year ago I posted about my would-be celebrity crush Daniel Sunjata. Danny plays Franco on the previously awesome FX series 'Rescue Me.' I told you how my burgeoning crush was prematurely terminated by the knowledge that Danny is a "9/11 Was an Inside Job" kinda guy.

At the time some of us wondered what Dennis Leary thought about one of his cast members having such a radical view...

"One of the more interesting, and controversial, storylines in the new season of "Rescue Me" revolves around firefighter Franco Rivera and his belief that 9/11 was an "inside job."

As it turns out, Daniel Sunjata, who plays Franco, subscribes to the same conspiracy theory.

"I was shocked that they added it to the show," Sunjata admitted. "When I saw the script, I thought it was a practical joke."

Executive producer Peter Tolan says Sunjata is "well read" and has "done a lot of research" on the topic.

"Obviously, not all of us buy into it," Tolan said. "But we thought it was an interesting angle and it was sitting right there in our lap."

In the second episode of the season, Franco delivers a two-minute monologue to a French journalist about a "neoconservative government effort" to control the world's oil, increase military spending and "change the definition of pre-emptive attack."

Ask Sunjata about these theories, and he'll talk your ear off. It's an interesting rant that, at times, verges on the convincing.

"I think this is something that should concern all Americans," Sunjata said. "And the fact that it's included in the show, without bias or slant, is laudable." (source)


Dennis Leary has said that when people start with the conspiracy theories it drives him crazy and that he's "sick and tired of those people"...

This was one of my favorite shows --and I hope this doesn't totally ruin it for me.

The season premiere is tonight.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Tyra Digs for Palin Dirt...Unsuccessfully.

Disclaimer: The Tyra Banks show comes on after my local morning news and weather--so many times it gets inadvertently left on. This morning that paid off.

Tyra had Levi Johnston and his family on. In case you have already forgotten, Levi is Bristol Palin's baby daddy and his sister Mercede is the one that's been selling her silly high school gossip to all the supermarket rags.

Tyra's questions were so incredibly leading that it was embarrassing...so obviously fishing for dirt on the family that could possibly challenge her man in 2012. Despite the show's best efforts to demonize the Palin's, the show ended with (what I can only imagine as Tyra's worst nightmare coming to fruition..) this:

(paraphrased)Tyra: So, if Sarah Palin runs in 2012 would you be happy? Would you vote for her?

Levi: Well, I'd be happy for her she'd made it that far, but it's already hard to see Tripp and I think if she were President it would make that even harder.

Tyra: So, if the ballot were in front of you with two little squares that said Sarah Palin or Barack Obama...which one would you check.

Levi: I'd still have to vote for Sarah Palin.

Dayum.

I'm sure this wasn't the response she was looking for--and she looked shocked. I guess a booking agent is being fired in NYC as I type this.

The second unexpected positive that came from this would-be sabotage for the Palins is Levi's sister came off looking like a freak--even by Tyra's standards if her reactions mirrored her thoughts. Mercede is the one stirring up the trouble in the press--on the show she was going on about how Bristol was so jealous of her and Levi's relationship. She then proceeds to tell Tyra she has Levi's name tattooed on her. Tyra looks confused, "You have your brother's name on you?"
"Yes!," and she pulls up her sleeve to reveal quite a large "LEVI" on her wrist. How Angelina Jolie of her. It's fine to love your brother, but you shouldn't loooove your brother...

So what was meant to be a Conservative-value hit piece turned out to be more than Sarah Palin could have hoped for... I can understand why she's so mad, but what I think shone through was: Levi's trouble making sis is a kook and Levi himself would still vote for a Palin '12 ticket over Obama.

Better luck next time Tyra.


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Can We Really Oust Specter...Yes We Can!

"...Illustrating Sen. Arlen Specter's uncertain political future, two new surveys suggest that Pennsylvania voters are ready to reject him, with a majority of Republicans saying he doesn't deserve reelection.

The polls by Quinnipiac University in Connecticut and by Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania show conflicting head-to-head results in hypothetical matchups between Specter and possible GOP challenger Pat Toomey -- with each holding a double-digit lead over the other.

But in both polls, Specter registers a third or less of Republican support, a dangerously low level for a well-known incumbent, analysts said..." (source)

As far as I know, Pat Toomey (Club for Growth President) hasn't officially thrown his hat in the ring, but things are begining to take shape in the on-going fight to oust Pennsylvania's head RINO.

It seems like the MSM thinks we might be able to get him out too and are willing to do a national story on a "Republican" if it keeps a Conservative from taking his seat.

The only obstacle I see Toomey having trouble overcoming is cash. Specter will have a lot of it and many Americans are not really in the position to be giving to charity, let alone to political campaigns.

You might want to think about donating to Pat Toomey once he announces even if you live out of State... We NEED this guy out of the Senate. He's even starting to refer to himself in 3rd person!

"You need Arlen Specter in the Republican caucus. You need him for the country." (source)

ALa would like to respectfully disagree.