Archive for February, 2010

Turnabout Can Be Fair

Posted in Politics on February 9th, 2010

Sarah Palin Speaking at the Tea Party convention.The Liberals are having a grand old time belittling Sarah Palin for having a some notes written on her hand during the first National Tea Party Convention in Nashville, TN. They’ve been spewing a lot of vitriol and various personal insults at her over this throughout the last few days.

In this particular case my suggestion is to just let them jabber, howl, and gibber.

While it goes directly against the grain of all right-thinking Americans to allow a woman to bear the brunt of such attacks, Mrs. Palin has willingly chosen to face such attacks and is far more than capable enough to handle them. She really doesn’t need us to jump to her defense – especially when doing so would be playing into the hands of the enemy by letting them choose the argument and, therefor, the terms of battle.

Sarah Palin's crib notes on her palm at the 2010 National Tea Party Convention
Sarah Palin’s Crib Notes

Turnabout, while almost always unpleasant, can be fair. In cases where it is actually not a manufactured corollary and is truly applying the same standards, turnabout is fair. This is sadly one of those cases.

Just let it slide by unheeded and unresponded to, as it deserves to be.

We Americans have rightfully lambasted President Obama, the TOTUS, more than once over his inability to speak without a teleprompter or other such aids. It has never sat well with Americans that the person who got elected largely on his charisma and carefully scripted rhetoric is a fraud, a charlatan, and a grifter.

But the door has now been swung wide for the Liberals to make this same claim about Palin.

Palin did, in fact have notes jotted on her palm. There’s no way of getting around that, just as there’s no way of getting the fact that there’s a strong corollary between such notes and Obama’s ever present teleprompter. The only real, substantive differences are the respectively level of intrusiveness of the two speaking aids and their tech levels.

And please don’t get fixated on the difference between President Obama needing a teleprompter to provide him an ongoing transcript for his speeches and Mrs. Palin having a few notes written on her palm. The contexts of their uses were quite different.

Sarah Palin’s crib notes, from all reports, were for use during the Q & A time that followed her speech. Fixating on that is just going to give the Liberals a perfect opportunity to claim that this shows that Palin had shills planted in the audience to feed her preplanned questions.

This is also something that Americans have complained about President Obama doing both during his campaign and after his election.  Engaging the Liberals on this issue is just going to give them the chance to rant, “She did it too!’ or claim that you’re a hypocrite for supporting Palin while attacking Obama.

This whole thing  is an inconsequential issue. Do not let the Liberals suck you into an argument of their creation over it. Turnabout is, after all, fair play and this is close enough to true  to fall into that category.

Murtha Is Dead!

Posted in Politics on February 8th, 2010

Today there is surprisingly good news for America for a change. The filthy traitor, Rep. John Murtha (D – PA) is dead! The 77 year-old villain has died and gone to his final judgment.  May that judgment be entirely just and untempered by mercy.

It’s not a perfect world though. The filth died as a result of complications from gallbladder surgery at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, VA. instead of being hanged or beaten to death by the people he had betrayed.

Still, one has to take the good with the bad and the most important and joyous fact is that this scumbag is dead and no longer polluting our country with his perfidy, only his soon to be rotting corpse.

Muslim Comedy

Posted in Humor on February 6th, 2010

There is humor to be found in almost anything. Even those things which are the most vile and pernicious still hold the seeds of comedy within them, if one but knows how and where to look. Indeed, AIDS, Islam, and other similar things need jokes to be told about them.

So here are some jokes attributed to the – probably completely fictitious – Muslim comic, Goffaq Yousef:

Good evening, gentlemen, and get out, ladies.

On my flight to New York there must have been an Israeli in the Bathroom the entire time.
There was a sign on the door that said “occupied.”

What do you say to a Muslim woman with two black eyes?
Nothing! You told her twice already!

How many Palestinians does it take to change a light bulb?
None! They sit in the dark forever and blame the Jews for it!

Did you hear about the Broadway play, The Palestinians?
It bombed!

What do you call a first-time offender in Saudi Arabia?
Lefty!

Did you hear about the Muslim strip club?
It features full facial nudity!

Why do Palestinians find it convenient to live on the West Bank?
Because it’s just a stone’s throw from Israel!

Why are Palestinian boys luckier than American boys?
Because every Palestinian boy will get to join a rock group!

A Palestinian suspect was being grilled by Israeli police.
“Honest, I’m not a suicide bomber,” he said. “I didn’t say I wanted to blow Myself up so I could sleep with 72 virgins. All I said was I’m dying to get laid!”

What does the sign say above the nursery in a Palestinian maternity ward?
“Live ammunition.”

A Palestinian girl says to her mommy:
“After Abdul blows himself up, can I have his room?”

As a special bonus there’s a another bit of humor contained in this post – the supposed comic himself. Goffaq Yousef – go ahead and say it out loud a couple of times đŸ˜†

An Arm And a Leg

Posted in Humor, Politics on February 6th, 2010

Well, President Obama has not given up on his largely unwanted plans for the Reconstruction of America’s health insurance system.

Obama found some folks to help drain the healthcare reform swamp. They'll only charge the American people an arm and a leg...each
These Gentlemen have Volunteered To Drain The Healthcare Swamp

With the Democrats in Congress beginning to flee his agenda, he’s found others who are willing to “drain the swamp” of ObamaCare – and they’ll only charge the average American an arm and a leg each. đŸ˜‰

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NOTE: To be fair and accurate, neither the insurance companies or the hospitals are currently predatory in nature, operating as they do with a 3% – 4% profit margin, but the current iteration of ObamaCare is likely to change that.

Asking And Telling

Posted in Politics on February 2nd, 2010

For the first time in the 17 years since President Clinton signed 10 U.S.C. § 654 (Policy Concerning Homosexuality in the Armed Forces), better known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) into law it will be addressed by Congress.

The Senate Armed Services Committee will address the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy Tuesday — the first time in 17 years the topic will be debated before a Senate committee.

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Michael Mullen are slated to testify on the law, which bans openly gay Americans from serving in the military.

The hearing on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” comes in the wake of Obama’s State of the Union address last week, when he declared his desire to end the policy.

“This year, I will work with Congress and our military to finally repeal the law that denies gay Americans the right to serve the country they love because of who they are. It’s the right thing to do,” Obama said.

Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin has said repeatedly he “has never supported” the controversial policy, and other senators have expressed their opposition to it as well.

“The military’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy is an unjust, outdated and harmful rule that violates the civil rights of some of our bravest, most heroic men and women,” said Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in a statement. “I’ve been working with my colleagues in Congress and other leaders to overturn this wasteful and destructive policy. I am hopeful that President Obama will make this a top priority.”

Some Republicans, however, question the timing of the administration’s push to lift the ban.

“In the middle of two wars and in the middle of this giant security threat,” House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) asked Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” “why would we want to get into this debate?”

Personally, despite President Obama’s claim of desire to end this policy, I sincerely doubt that anything will come of it. It’s an election year, one that looks to be particularly grimly fought, and Obama no longer has enough political capital to make up for the hit that any incumbent would take for trying to repeal this law.

This is just a stageplay designed to pander to gays and the farther Left of the country and to give the Dems a chance to again paint the GOP as bigoted and obstructive.

To my mind that is a crying shame because Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell should be repealed. It is predicated upon unconstitutional ideas and, as such, should have been struck down by the Courts years ago. Sadly, they have to-date failed to do so, though the SCOTUS has not yet deigned to hear any case regarding it.

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