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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Even the First Ladies Dissed

As the Obamessiah quietly re-writes American HIStory:

Nary a Republican First Lady at Madame Tussauds

The Democrats cut a wax figure, but Madame Tussauds in Washington, D.C. has no GOP member in its first wives club.

Is Madame Tussauds -- the famous wax figure museum -- dissing GOP first ladies?

That's what the Washington Times says when amid the hoopla surrounding the unveiling of Michelle Obama's new wax figure in its downtown Washington, DC location Tuesday, they noticed Madame Tussauds didn't have a Republican first lady in sight.

Not Barbara or Laura Bush, not Nancy Reagan, or even Betty Ford.

In their collection they do have Hillary Rodham Clinton and, not one, but two gloved Jackie Kennedys, the paper said.


Saturday, May 30, 2009

Hollyweird Hits Information Highway Roadblock

Wikipedia, which characterizes itself as "the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit," might need to tack a slight addendum on to the end of that description: "unless that anyone happens to log in from a computer owned by the Church of Scientology."

According to the Register, the administrators of Wikipedia have decided to ban all editors who log on to the site from IP addresses owned by the Church of Scientology. Some of those administrators have claimed, according to the Register, that those spunky Scientologists have been "damaging Wikipedia's reputation for neutrality" by delving into biased self-promotion. Scientology, a 55-year-old religion founded by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, has gained both notoriety and criticism in recent years as celebrity members like Tom Cruise and John Travolta have become increasingly vocal.

This does not mark Wikipedia's first attempt to quelch zealots in the Scientology debate. In the past, site administrators have banned several determinedly anti-Scientology accounts from editing entries related to the religion. Due to the prohibitively time-consuming nature of identifying specific editors and banning them from specific pages, though, Wikipedia has elected to prohibit any and all editorial action taken via Church IPs.

While many Web philosophers are bound to woundedly cry "Free speech!" in response to such an issue as this, we must take a different stance. Whether or not Wikipedia was right in taking such broadly prohibitive measures, Wikipedia certainly has the right to do so. The more dependent on massive media companies we become, the more we need to accept that such companies -- at the end of the day -- are companies, after all, and are beholden to themselves, not the people. [From: The Register]

The Bitter American has long been an opponent to what I believe is an anti-Catholic Hollywood liberal cabal with entirely too much sway in American politics. Good for Wikipedia!

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Something's Strange in that Seattle Coffee,...

How else to explain this revisionist history:

By Curt Schleier
Special to The Seattle Times

"The Protest Singer: An Intimate Portrait of Pete Seeger," by Alec Wilkinson

If you are unfamiliar with him, allow me to sum up what I know: Pete Seeger is a mensch. Literally translated, "mensch" means man. But as with so many other Yiddish words, it means much more. A mensch is an honorable, righteous human being, a stand-up guy. And when it comes to Seeger, it is true both figuratively and literally.

In the 1930s and '40s, Pete stood up for farmers and unions. In the '50s and '60s, he was there for the civil-rights movement. He fought to end the war in Vietnam, and championed every other "lefty" cause. But as Wilkinson points out, though Seeger was at one time a member of the Communist party, he is at heart really a conservative.

"He believes ardently in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. His interpretation of them is literal. ... There is no conceit he has more emphatically embraced than that all human beings are created equal. In the early and middle part of the 20th Century, such a conviction made a person not a patriot but a socialist."

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I'm Gonna Hurl,....

Found courtesy of the official archivists of the Obamessiah:

The Obama Time Capsule!

Seriously, people,...Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot???

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Monday, May 25, 2009

Not Just Burgers and Dogs Today,...

HT to Skye at Midnight Blue:

Please support our military and their families. And always, always show appreciation for those in uniform, serving and protecting us and our country.

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Gargling With Absorbine Jr Again, Joe?

"Dammit! Opened mouth before engaging brain, again!"

HT to BobG at Sweet Spirits of Ammonia:

The vice president, well-known for his verbal gaffes, confirms at a dinner the existence and location of a secret hidden bunker that Cheney is believed to have used after the 9/11 attacks.

Vice President Joe Biden, well-known for his verbal gaffes, may have finally outdone himself, divulging potentially classified information meant to save the life of a sitting vice president.

According to a report, while recently attending the Gridiron Club dinner in Washington, an annual event where powerful politicians and media elite get a chance to cozy up to one another, Biden told his dinnermates about the existence of a secret bunker under the old U.S. Naval Observatory, which is now the home of the vice president.

The bunker is believed to be the secure, undisclosed location former Vice President Dick Cheney remained under protection in secret after the 9/11 attacks.

Eleanor Clift, Newsweek magazine's Washington contributing editor, said Biden revealed the location while filling in for President Obama at the dinner, who, along with Grover Cleveland, is the only president to skip the gathering.

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Funny but Wrong!

BEIJING (May 23) - Chen Fuchao, a man heavily in debt, had been contemplating suicide on a bridge in southern China for hours when a passer-by came up, shook his hand — and pushed him off the ledge.
Chen fell 26 feet onto a partially inflated emergency air cushion laid out by authorities and survived, suffering spine and elbow injuries, the official Xinhua News Agency said Saturday.

If that wasn't bad enough,...read the reasoning:

The passer-by, 66-year-old Lai Jiansheng, had been fed up with what he called Chen's "selfish activity," Xinhua said. Traffic around the Haizhu bridge in the city of Guangzhou had been backed up for five hours and police had cordoned off the area.
"I pushed him off because jumpers like Chen are very selfish. Their action violates a lot of public interest," Lai was quoted as saying by Xinhua. "They do not really dare to kill themselves. Instead, they just want to raise the relevant government authorities' attention to their appeals."

Xinhua said Lai was "taken away by police" but did not elaborate.

I'm sure he'll die from an "unfortunate cold" in the near future.


Saturday, May 23, 2009

Finally, She Gets It!

"The foot I stuck in my mouth was THIS BIG!!"

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday she won't talk any more about her charge that the CIA lied in 2002 about using waterboarding on terrorism suspects. "I have made the statement that I'm going to make on this," she told reporters at a Capitol Hill news conference. "I don't have anything more to say about it. I stand by my comment."

But Republicans aren't letting this one slide.

Ken Spain, spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee, issued a statement after the news conference calling Pelosi a political liability to the Democratic party.

"Her obsession with the previous administration and her disdain for America's intelligence officials has reduced her to cheerleader status within the far left wing of her party and a distraction to the substantive debate over how to best move our economy forward," said Spain.

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Friday, May 22, 2009

Ee-bo-n-y,... a-and I-i-vor-r-ry,....

Racist? Or poking fun at racism?

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Can't Beat 'Em? Bankrupt Them?

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, R-Alaska, has been besieged by ethics complaints filed against her by political enemies and watchdog groups. None of the complaints, to date, has determined she has done anything wrong. But defending herself against them has been a financial burden on her.

She has said the complaints are merely politically motivated and without merit because more than a dozen of the dismissals say Mrs. Palin is right.

The latest complaint to be dismissed was made to the Federal Election Commission. It concerned $150,000 spent by the Republican Party for Mrs. Palin’s wardrobe. The party bought the clothes for her after she was named the party’s candidate for vice president in 2008.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed the complaint. They maintained that candidates are not supposed to use donor money for personal expenses such as clothes.

CREW argued the commission’s decision opens the door for political parties to buy lavish wardrobes for candidates to use. According to The Associated Press, CREW’s executive director Melanie Sloan said that such purchases “contributes to the public’s cynicism about politicians.”

Ms. Sloan founded CREW in 2003. According to the biography on the CREW Web site, she served as minority counsel for the House Judiciary Committee, working on criminal justice issues for then-Ranking Member John Conyers, D.-Mich, and as a counsel for a committee chaired by then-Rep. Charles Schumer D.-N.Y. She was also “Nominations Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, under then-Chairman Joseph Biden (D-Del.)” Mr. Biden is now the vice president and was the Democratic Party counterpart to Mrs. Palin.

Gov. Palin’s office issued a press release last week that the dismissals were “part of the mounting evidence that accusations of wrongdoing by the governor lack merit and have been politically or personally motivated.”

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You Know You're Screwed When,...

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Sen. Arlen Specter continues to feel the love from the White House, with Vice President Joe Biden penning a campaign e-mail Thursday for the Republican-turned-Democrat.

"Over the years, we've certainly had our disagreements," Biden writes in the note that was sent to 500,000 Pennsylvanians on the Democratic National Committee/Organizing for America e-mail list. "During that time, however, Arlen has been my friend, my confidant, and my partner in enacting many pieces of significant legislation."

I am smart,...S-M-R-T!

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Bitter Poll Results

Results from last week's poll on the Obamessiah:

Barack Obama is:

A Bloviator - 25%

An Obfuscator - 55%

A Moderate Democrat - 0%

President of the United States - 20%

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Tuition at Notre Dame - Expensive

Watching some demagogue get endlessly heckled: priceless!

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Woof? Woof?

Carrie Prejean is now equal to that lowly beast, Obama's dog "BO?"

Via RealClearPolitics:



Friday, May 15, 2009

Spreading the Word,...

Are you an Outraged Taxpayer? I know I am.

Are you fed up with paying for your government's IRRESPONSIBLE spending decisions?

Are you tired of politicians who forget that they're PUBLIC SERVANTS?

Are you tired of THEIR voice not being YOUR voice?

These are the words used on StateCapitolProtest.com as they describe their upcoming peaceful protest. Are you intrigued?

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Pic of the Day

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

That Specter,..He's Such a Card!

Is it all that chemo that's made him such an ass??

Specter had come out against the bill in March, disappointing labor leaders. They had hoped he would be the crucial 60th vote needed to overcome an expected GOP filibuster of the Employee Free Choice Act.

The Pennsylvania senator has since switched from the Republican Party to the Democratic Party, and he said he's been meeting with labor leaders and fellow senators in hopes of coming up with a compromise he could support.

Of course, unions and Democrats go together like ketchup and fries.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Cheney Learns to Shoot Straight

Dick Cheney said Tuesday that he's not going to "roll over" while Democrats accuse the Bush administration of breaking the law with its anti-terror policies.

The former vice president defended his decision to stay in the public eye during an interview Tuesday on FOX News, his latest appearance in a media blitz since leaving office.

Cheney, who has taken heat for remaining so vocal, told FOX News that the Obama administration is "dismantling" the national security policies that kept the country safe since the Sept. 11 attacks. He said he continues to speak out to combat the mounting criticism of Bush-era interrogation policies and weigh in on what he called the "outrageous" debate over whether to punish the officials involved with designing those policies.

"I don't think we should just roll over when the new administration ... accuses us of committing torture, which we did not, or somehow violating the law, which we did not," Cheney said. "I think you need to stand up and respond to that, and that's what I've done."

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Monday, May 11, 2009

On the To-Do List This Week,...

Unfortunately, the appropriation of new wheels,....

No,..that's on ANOTHER To-DO List,...

Anyway, judging from reviews like Lisa's on Bluftooni, the new Star Trek Movie will be around long enough for me to eventually get to it.

Besides, how can you pass THIS up?

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Bitter Poll

This poll is also available on the sidebar of Republican SpyGlass:

Barack Obama is
A Bloviator
An Obfuscator
A Moderate Democrat
President of the United States
pollcode.com free polls

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Saturday, May 09, 2009

Now, I've Seen Everything,..

Bwahahahaha! Obviously, speed isn't just on the racetrack!

DARLINGTON, S.C. (May 9) - Jeremy Mayfield was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR on Saturday for failing a random drug test, becoming the first driver to violate a toughened new policy that went into effect this season.

Mayfield tested positive for a banned substance last weekend at Richmond International Raceway.

"In my case, I believe that the combination of a prescribed medicine and an over the counter medicine reacted together and resulted in a positive drug test," Mayfield said in a statement. "My doctor and I are working with both Dr. (David) Black and NASCAR to resolve this matter."
Black of Aegis Sciences Corp. in Nashville, Tenn., has worked on testing programs with the NFL, Indy Car and more than 70 NCAA Division I colleges.



HT JB on the Rocks, by way of Ambulance Driver:

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Thursday, May 07, 2009

Pennsylvanians Speak - NO Moderation!

From PA2010.com:

After much speculation, former Gov. Tom Ridge today announced that he would not seek the GOP nomination for Senate next year.

In a statement, Ridge said he had been heartened by the support and encouragement he received from within the party and that it had been a difficult decision for him. He expressed a desire to still be involved in the party’s development.

“To those who believe that the Republican Party is facing challenges, they are right,” Ridge said. “To those who believe the Democratic Party is without its own difficulties, they are wrong. No one party has a monopoly on all of the answers. The more important view, in my mind, is that we remember, whether Republican or Democrat, we are foremost Americans. And as Americans, we have always overcome challenges when we put partisanship aside and solutions first.”

Ridge’s decision leaves Republicans Pat Toomey and Peg Luksik as the main candidates in the race. But it also would seem to increase the likelihood that Congressman Jim Gerlach (R-7) and other Republican lawmakers will give the race a serious look.

And, gentle readers, the response to those challenges isn't to remake the Republican Party into the Moderate Democratic Party.

Toomey's pro-business, pro-life stance is what chased Specter into the arms of the Democrats like a beaten dog. Trying to "moderate" the party with a pro-choicer life Ridge has failed. FAILED! Take the hint. We, the Republicans of Pennsylvania, will NOT stand for ideologic capitulation for the sake of a few extra seats in the Senate.

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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Now, He's Harry Reid's Nutbag

In an interview with the New York Times Magazine, Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) said he hopes Norm Coleman (R) prevails in his Senate recount court fight against Al Franken (D) in Minnesota.

Said Specter: "There's still time for the Minnesota courts to do justice and declare Norm Coleman the winner."

If Specter is looking for a Democratic primary opponent, this statement will certainly help him get one.

Meanwhile, Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) told ABC News that while he hasn't made up his mind, he's closer to seeking the Democratic Senate nomination than he was before Specter's party switch.

Update: The New York Times released the full interview which shows the context of Specter's remarks:

With your departure from the Republican Party, there are no more Jewish Republicans in the Senate. Do you care about that?

I sure do. There's still time for the Minnesota courts to do justice and declare Norm Coleman the winner.

Which seems about as likely at this point as Jerry Seinfeld's joining the Senate.

Well, it was about as likely as my becoming a Democrat.

Now wonder the symbol for the Dumb-o-crats is a jackass!

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A Sad Passing,...

Actor Dom DeLuise died last night in a Los Angeles hospital, Jeffrey Lane, an agent for Burt Reynolds confirmed to FOX News Tuesday.

The actor, famous for his roles in “The Cannonball Run,” “Blazing Saddles” and “Spaceballs,” passed away in his sleep at around 6 p.m.

He was 75 years old.

Reynolds expressed sadness at the news of his friend passing, telling FOX News in an email " I was thinking about this the other day. As you get older, and start to lose people you love, you think about it more, and I was dreading this moment. Dom always made you feel better when he was around and there will never be another like him. I never heard him say an unkind word about anyone. I will miss him very much."

DeLuise was born in Brooklyn in 1933 to John and Vincenza DeLuise. He graduated from the Manhattan School of the Performing Arts before breaking into the off-Broadway circuit in the 1960s.


Saturday, May 02, 2009

Wasn't Benedict Arlen's Defection Supposed to HELP the Dems?

A new Rasmussen Reports poll released this week said Republicans now lead Democrats in their latest generic congressional ballot. This is only the second time in more than five years of daily or weekly tracking this has happened, the pollster said.

The new national telephone survey found that 41 percent would vote for their district’s Republican candidate while 38 percent would choose the Democrat. More surprising is 31 percent of conservative Democrats said they would vote for their district’s Republican candidate.

Overall, the GOP gained two points this week, while the Democrats lost a point in support. Still, Rasmussen cautions readers about interpreting the results as representing a trend that Republican support is increasing.

The polling organization noted the GOP’s improved position comes primarily from falling Democratic support. Democrats are currently at their lowest level of support in the past year, while Republicans are at the high water mark.

During the past year, Democratic support has ranged from a low of 38 percent to a high of 50 percent. In that same time period, Republicans have been preferred by 34 percent to 41 percent of voters nationwide.

The trend so far for the 2009 calendar year has been that Democratic support has ranged from 38 percent to 42 percent. The Republican range has been from 35 percent to 41 percent.

The year began well for Democrats, who were following the coattails of President Barack Obama. They held a six- or seven-point lead over the GOP for the first several weeks of 2009.

But this began to slip in early February, after Mr. Obama’s inauguration and after the new congressional session began. The Republicans took a two-point lead for a single week in mid-March. Since then, the results have ranged from dead even to a four point lead for the Democrats.

The gender split for the parties is pretty consistent.

Men favor the GOP by a 45 percent to 34 percent margin. Women prefer the Democrats by a 42 percent to 38 percent margin.

Michael P. Tremoglie can be contacted at mtremoglie@thebulletin.us

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