September 25, 2010
GNN - THIS came over the teletype today from our office in Shropshire. Cub Reporter Sig is on the scene. He reports that Dickie Munslow was the last known sin eater.
Well, this reporter has eaten a few in my time, mostly for the living, like Goomba and DC. And I can tell you, DC's were watery fare (parking tickets, uttering "dang", and forgetting to brush) compared to the epic feast at Goomba's, and the rich desserts provided by LL and Toaster.
I don't even have to leave my desk for the rest of you posters. Snacks, only. Somebody get me a double-sized load of Wrath with cheddar, bacon, and sour cream, with a side of Sloth and a Lust Shake. I'm famished.
September 24, 2010
But after Obama was sworn in, things began to change?
Almost immediately. Obama loved to campaign. He clearly didn’t like the work of being President though, and that attitude was felt by the entire White House staff within weeks after the inauguration. Obama the tireless, hard working candidate became a very tepid personality to us. And the few news stories that did come out against him were the only things he seemed to care about. He absolutely obsesses over Fox News. For being so successful, Barack Obama is incredibly thin-skinned. He takes everything very personally.
So if Obama doesn’t appear interested in the job of president, what does he do day after day?
Well, he takes his meetings just like any other president would, though even then, he seems to lack a certain focus and on a few occasions, actually leaves with the directive that be given a summary of the meeting at a later date. I hear he plays a lot of golf, and watches a lot of television – ESPN mainly. I’ll tell you this – if you want to see President Obama get excited about a conversation, turn it to sports. That gets him interested. You start talking about Congress, or some policy, and he just kinda turns off.
It’s really very strange. I mean, we were all led to believe that this guy was some kind of intellectual giant, right? Ivy League and all that. Well, that is not what I saw. Barack Obama doesn’t have a whole lot of intellectual curiosity. When he is off script, he is what I call a real “slow talker”. Lots of ummms, and lots of time in between answers where you can almost see the little wheel in his head turning very slowly. I am not going to say the president is a dumb man, because he is not, but yeah, there was a definite letdown when you actually hear him talking without the script.
[...] So how bad are things at the White House these days?
I don’t know about right now, because I have not been there in over a month. But I still hear things, and I know what it was like when I left. It’s not good. As bad as it might look to voters based on what they do know, it’s much worse. The infighting is off the charts. You got a Chief of Staff who despises cabinet members, advisors who despise the Chief of Staff, a President and First Lady having their own issues…
Butt there's more. In another installment entitled What The Hell Have We Done? the Obama insider tells us why he is letting himself be interviewed.
Why give your account of what you were seeing or hearing going on at the White House or in the Democrat Party? What is your motivation? Are you angry at the administration? This is perhaps the most common response to any story like this – why do it?
Ok, fair enough. And let me be equally blunt with you then – my motivation is simple. I am doing it for me, for my party, and for my country. In my own small way – maybe it’s insignificant, maybe not, I want to see Democrats move ahead of this mess that we are in right now. It is a mess of our own making, so we need to be the ones to clean it up. If we don’t, this country is going to continue hurting, and too many people out there are really hurting these days.
Ok…but how does giving me some apparent insider information going to help the country, or help your political party?
Simple – it lets others know it’s time to start talking. It’s time to get the word out. It’s time to challenge the inept status quo that is currently running things. People are scared – hell, I’m a bit scared myself. But enough is enough – this political train has got to get back on its tracks. And I’ll tell you this, my talking to you, and your little blog stories, is already helping. More people are ready to talk. It’s already happening. And more is coming. The media won’t be able to ignore it anymore. This administration, the leadership in Congress, they need to account for how they have totally mishandled the responsibilities given to them. That accounting is coming soon enough in November – we are going to get what we deserve. But I am still hopeful it is not too late to save 2012.
[...]Those are strong words – but what exactly to do you mean by that?
What do I mean!? (Voice rising) What I mean is exactly this – we got Congressmen and Senators running for re-election right now whose political careers are about to be ended because they supported a president and a Democratic Party leadership that told them to do so. They trusted they would be politically protected, that the American people would agree with the agenda. Well guess what? That hasn’t happened. Good people, good Democrats, are being tossed aside like so much trash – and this White House DOES NOT GIVE A DAMN. In my eyes that is absolutely unforgivable. You just don’t do that to your own people. And some of these politicians are talking. They are – but for the most part the media is ignoring them because they don’t want to hurt the administration. To that I say enough! Do your damn job. Report what is going on within the Democratic Party. We need to clean up this mess, and it starts by getting the truth out there. That is my motivation.
The Bee Gees were an -- perhaps the -- iconic band of the disco era, recording the soundtrack for "Saturday Night Fever," which included arguably the greatest dance song ever in "You Should Be Dancing." I admit it. I like their stuff ... but it's a lot broader and deeper than many know.
Video (only one I could find, thus the French and Karaoke mixture ... my apologies, what can I say? ... is HERE. As you can hear, it's a mighty-fine country tune (with a mention of trains and all) by these chaps.
Ah, and then there's the next song, which right ahead of "Fanny" (no, I am not stoking the posterior fires here again, folks) is my all-time favorite Bee Gees song. Most know little of "Songbird", but it means a lot to me. It's about a broken person who dreams of getting well and taking off again some day ... and apparently does ... with no guaranteed results.
September 23, 2010
A) Frank really is in trouble in this election and he has a credible opponent in Sean Bielat (former Marine, by the way);
B) Frank is trying to get Clinton to town and put this thing out of reach before the doofuses at the RNC wake up and realize that Bielat can win (which will be, if history is any guide, too late);
C) Frank and Clinton have a mutual non-aggression pact on each other's significant others; or
D) All of the above?
Here's a great column explaining what Frank's race means by Robert Snider: Check it out.
I am going to drop by HERE and send Sean a few coins before the Bush tax cuts expire, and I would encourage you to do the same.
September 22, 2010
I. Like. Big. Budgets.
And I can’t deny
And the liberals will testify
That when a bill gets passed and it's full of waste
And Pelosi gets in your face
I get sprung
And I wanna talk tough
'Cuz I know that bill was stuffed
Deeper in deficit we growing
All our prosperity we blowing
Oh Rahm, he be makin merry
In the shower take your cherry
So spend it, spend it, otherwise they’ll
Just amend it.
So Spend That Stimulus Bill!
Just Spend That Stimulus Bill!
Obama got back.
It's on account
Of that Olde Magna Charter,
As were signed
By the Barons of old,
That in England today
You can do as you please,
As long as you do
What you're told.
UK Jackbooted Socialists Want To See Your Paycheck Before You Do...
This place is haunted, I tell you.
I put up this post yesterday and the internets rejected it ... kicked it back twice. Perhaps it was because I included a pic of one of my favorite reporters from Fox News. Who knows? But I took it as a sign from On High. Scared straight. That would be me.
Speaking of vanishing/fleeing/sinking things ...
Larry Summers, chief economic adviser for Pres. Obama, has decided to call it quits at the end of year, in a triumphant conclusion to his work in curing America's economic woes in less than six months and without spending any stimulus dollars. GNN has dubbed Summers the "Reagan of Economics," for his ability to solve intractable economic problems "without firing a shot."
September 21, 2010
The New York gubernatorial campaign is building up a head of steam in preparation for a rock'em, sock'em slugfest between the Republican candidate Carl "Eat My Shorts" Paladino and his Democratic opponent Andrew "Pull My Provolone" Cuomo. This could be one of the wildest, frothing-at-the-mouth elections in several generations. I hope so. This state is so screwed up that I almost depair of anything good happening so I might as well be entertained.
Both these guys are gonna go to the mattresses. We got two hot-blooded piasons who want the same thing. One guy figures he's in because his father groomed him for it and the other one wants to break heads, he is so pissed at the way the State is being run by special interests and the unions.
ALBANY - Stung by Carl Paladino's below-the-belt attacks, an angry Andrew Cuomo summoned his war council on Monday to figure out how to fight back against his slash-and-burn GOP rival.
"If a guy says you have no cojones, how do you punch him back, call him an a--hole?" the Democratic gubernatorial candidate fumed in a secret talk to his team, one insider said.
"We have all this stuff [on Paladino] and we're on the defensive," Cuomo groused, the insider added.
[...]The counterattack planning session came after Paladino issued a taunting letter that questioned Cuomo's manhood, ripped his pop's performance as governor - and taunted him to "for the first time in your life be a man."
Paladino challenged Cuomo to a debate immediately after his shocking GOP primary victory last Tuesday against party favorite Rick Lazio. Cuomo hasn't responded.
I remember Mario Cuomo. Here's a guy who would not sign death penalty legislation because he wanted to remain faithful to his "strong" religious beliefs and then turns around and refuses to endorse anti-abortion legislation because he didn't want to force his religious beliefs on others. Typical shyster.
Other than giving each other occhiataccia, we'll see what damage they can do
I'm rooting for the long shot, Paladino.
Until Election Day, I'll just sit and watch. Take it easy.
See what turns up.
Block-I chant portrays "neither patriotism nor remembrance"
The observance at Saturday’s football game was no different. A moment of silence was followed by a military airplane flyover; in between, Block-I students chanted “USA, USA.” This was neither patriotism nor remembrance in any justifiable sense, but politicization, militarism, propaganda and bellicosity. The University is a public institution that encompasses the political views of all, not just the most (falsely) “patriotic.” Athletic planners should cease such exploitation for political purposes. They might at least consider how most Muslim students, American or otherwise, would respond to this nativist display; or better, Muslims and others that live their lives under the threat of our planes, drones and soldiers.
The overwhelmingly white, privileged, Block-I students should be ashamed of their obnoxious, fake-macho, chicken-hawk chant, while poverty-drafted members of their cohort fight and die in illegal and immoral wars for the control of oil. University administrators need to eliminate from all events such “patriotic” observances, which in this country cannot be separated from implicit justifications for state-sponsored killing.
University Academic Professional
September 20, 2010
In case you have yet to hear, some one announced (I think it was some group of lefty pointy-heads) today that the recession is over!! Hallelujah!! We can all breathe easier. Whew ... for a while there I thought the economy was bad.
Also, it appears that this danged thing ended about a year ago (June '09) ... just slipped right out the door. Very shy, these recessions, it seems.
"But hey, if it ended then before any stimulus was spent at all, then Obama had nothing to do with curing the Recession, and in fact, his policies have only exacerbated the problem," you say?
SILENCE!!! We will have no more such blasphemy.
Times are good, you rubes! Don't you know?!!
My conclusion? I think that in the same way the Obama ended Global Warming by his mere presence in office (note how he caused the Global Climate Research Unit to implode and admit that their data was cooked ... at least that's what the BRITISH PRESS reported ... but I digress), brought the country together (Beer Summits), made the Iranians respect us and stop aggression (nice nukes, Ahmadinejad) stopped partisan rancor (i.e., passing Healthcare "Reform" with no Republicans) turned 8 (as in unemployment won't rise higher than 8 percent after this nifty Stimulus Bill) into 10, and raised, I mean, cut middle-class taxes ...
Wait, you didn't get your check? Just because you have yet to receive any money doesn't mean you don't have it, or that it's not on the way.
It's in the mail with the letter decreeing the Recession is over.
YOU UNGRATEFUL BASTARDS!!!!!
So, let's celebrate a little early Thanksgiving and spend that IMAGINARY TAX CUT celebrating this IMAGINARY END TO OBAMA'S RECESSION ... on Nov. 2 at the polls.
See you there.
September 19, 2010
Britain must adapt to 'inevitable' climate change
As experts call for action now, the coalition withholds green funding and appeals to private enterprise
By Matt Chorley and Jonathan Owen
"In a series of dramatic artistic impressions, the Government illustrates how hospitals and fire stations should be built on hills to escape floods, skyscrapers designed to reflect the sun's rays and tracts of land allowed to be reclaimed by the sea."
"Critics insist the coalition cannot sidestep responsibility. This weekend the Green Party annual conference in Birmingham has called for far greater government intervention. Caroline Lucas, the party's new MP and
leader, said: "Adaptation to climate change will be a matter of life and death to many people, here in the UK and even more in the developing world."Britons must radically change the way they live and work to adapt to being "stuck with unavoidable climate change" the Government will caution this week, as it unveils a dramatic vision of how society will be altered by floods, droughts and rising temperatures.
The coalition will signal a major switch towards adapting to the impact of existing climate change, away from Labour's heavy emphasis on cutting carbon emissions to reverse global temperature rises. Caroline Spelman, the Tory Secretary of State for the Environment, will use her first major speech on climate change since taking office to admit that the inevitable severe weather conditions will present a "survival-of-the- fittest scenario", with only those who have planned ahead able to thrive.