Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Fresh from the taxpayer funded Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery!
The Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery is under fire for hosting an exhibit that is filled with homoerotic art, an image of Ellen DeGeneres grabbing her breasts and a video of Jesus on a crucifix covered in ants, outraging conservative leaders and prompting some Republican lawmakers to call for a congressional investigation.
Incoming House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said he condemned the use of taxpayer money for the exhibit but would not call for the removal of the exhibit.
"American families have a right to expect better from recipients of taxpayer funds in a tough economy," Boehner said. "While the amount of money involved may be small, it’s symbolic of the arrogance Washington routinely applies to thousands of spending decisions involving Americans’ hard-earned money at a time when one in every 10 Americans is out of work and our children’s future is being threatened by debt. Read more
Side note: let's just thank our lucky stars this wasn't an icon from a certain other religion.
UPDATE: Hmm, so maybe it's not okay to offend Christians.
Via Redstate "While we were there urging the public to opt out for five hours, the line moved very fast. What we observed was that not one person was asked to go through the machine. We did not see anyone being patted down after going through the gun detector machines either.
The media spun the whole Opt Out Day as a failure because the media failed to investigate whether the TSA was using these machines that day and if these enhanced’ pat downs were being done."
“I don’t know if it’s going to happen, but there’s talk,” said Fernando Romero, president of the nonpartisan Hispanics in Politics, Nevada’s oldest Hispanic political group. “There’s discussion about empowerment of the Latino vote.” read more
With all the recent hubbub of the Tea Party, who wouldn't want to jump aboard the party barge? But if you ask me, that vote is already pretty damn powerful - if you have any doubts, just wait til election season, then slam a shot of tequila every time you hear the words "latino vote".
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Love her or hate her Sarah Palin does make a good point when she brings up the double standard with the way the media reports stories on her vs. Obama. With a recent facebook post she cleverly lists quite a few Obama gaffes which for some reason the media didn't pick up on. Now it could have been they were in the middle of Photoshopping his picture on MT. Rushmore or simply too busy finding Obama memorabilia to fill their hope chest with but either way when Obama makes a mistake the media is harder to find than a tree hugger at Bath and Body Works or the soap aisle in any given store. When Palin makes a mistake the media pounces on it like it's the last Chinese baby at the adoption agency....
Read Palin's facebook post here.
Was I offended? No.
Were the other skaters offended by my hat hair? Probably.
Initially, I thought it sounded like a ridiculous request, but after giving it a little thought, I realized the request was not ridiculous at all. If my hat flies off while I'm in the middle of a killer salchow, someone might get hurt. Do I want little Timmy,to get tripped up over my runaway headwear? Absolutely not.
They will try to push this as a religious intolerance case, but it's total crap. The rink has a sign clearly skating NO HEADWEAR. They offered to let her wear a helmet over her headwear and she said no. They try to make the story even worse by claiming she missed the party -- um, they didn't ask her to leave, she just wasn't allowed to skate if she didn't follow the rules set out for her own safety.
“We just sat and watched [the stock offering]. We got nothing, screwed again.”
Somali-born teenager plotted car bombing at Oregon tree lighting ceremony.
PORTLAND, Ore. – Federal agents in a sting operation arrested a Somali-born teenager just as he tried blowing up a van he believed was loaded with explosives at a crowded Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, authorities said.
The bomb was an elaborate fake supplied by the agents and the public was never in danger, authorities said.
Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, was arrested at 5:40 p.m. Friday just after he dialed a cell phone that he thought would set off the blast but instead brought federal agents and police swooping down on him.
Yelling "Allahu Akbar!" — Arabic for "God is great!" — Mohamud tried to kick agents and police after he was taken into custody, according to prosecutors.
"The threat was very real," said Arthur Balizan, special agent in charge of the FBI in Oregon. "Our investigation shows that Mohamud was absolutely committed to carrying out an attack on a very grand scale,"
Number one: does this mean we will be naked scanned/junk searched before entering all vans and/or attending all tree lighting events?
Number two: how can they say the "threat was very real" when the guy was trying to blow up a van with fake explosives ... that they gave him?
Friday, November 26, 2010
A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of inciting religious hatred after allegedly burning an English language version of the Koran.
The 15-year-old, who lives in the West Midlands, allegedly posted the video, filmed two weeks ago on her school premises, on Facebook. The video was reported to the school and subsequently removed, police said. A 14-year-old boy was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of making threats. Both have been released on police bail. Read more
Hmmm, and here is where I wonder out loud if someone would be arrested for burning the holy book of any other religion? I'm gonna take an obvious leap and guess no.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
But why are they calling the bike shorts a Speedo, and why is he calling Mr. Janet Napalitano big sis?
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Coincidently, my recent documentary theme has been North Korea, last night's movie was Independent Lens: Seoul Train. The documentary follows defectors trying to seek refuge in, or simply pass through China. However, they are usually denied refugee status and instead arrested and returned to North Korea where they face severe punishment or execution.
In the scene shown, a North Korean family is trying to pass the gates of the Japanese Embassy. They were arrested and would normally have been returned to North Korea, but because the story became so high profile, the family was actually allowed passage to South Korea. None of the others in the movie were nearly as lucky.
So, what's the big deal with freedom? Watching this movie should clear that up for just about anybody...
The developers of a proposed Islamic community center and mosque near ground zero are seeking federal redevelopment grants reportedly worth $5 million, further infuriating some families and first responders.
"I think it's an insult to the 9/11 families. It's another smack in the face," retired Deputy Fire Chief Jim Riches, who lost a firefighter son during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, told the Daily News.
"Why would we give them money ahead of so many other worthy groups?" Tim Brown, a retired firefighter who was a first responder on 9/11, told the New York Post.....
"We are now turning to the challenging but important task of sorting through the applications to identify those that address long-standing community and cultural needs," corporation spokesman John De Libero told the Daily News.
Those seeking funds must show a "nexus to revitalizing the World Trade Center site and its surroundings," Julie Menin, a member of the corporation's board, told The Times. Proposals focused on creating jobs and partnerships with other organizations in the area would be favored, she said. She told CNN the grants would range from $100,000 to $1 million.
"There are going to be very tough choices," she told The Times.
The grants are expected to be awarded early next year.
Monday, November 22, 2010
I'm having a hard time picking my favorite, I think I might have to go with North Korea, but probably only because I just watched Kimjongilia (available on Netflix Instant Play).
Wait a minute, did U.S. guy seriously just say he was "proud to be there ... humbled by the recognition"?! Dude!
Drinking game bonus word: Islamaphobia
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Not quite the 18th-century elegance of "Don't Tread on Me," but the age of Twitter has a different cadence from the age of the musket. What the modern battle cry lacks in archaic charm, it makes up for in full-body syllabic punch. Don't touch my junk is the anthem of the modern man, the Tea Party patriot, the late-life libertarian, the midterm election voter.
The ultimate idiocy is the full-body screening of the pilot. The pilot doesn't need a bomb or box cutter to bring down a plane. All he has to do is drive it into the water, like the EgyptAir pilot who crashed his plane off Nantucket while intoning "I rely on God," killing all on board.
This time you have gone too far, Big Bro'. The sleeping giant awakes. Take my shoes, remove my belt, waste my time and try my patience. But don't touch my junk.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
In what appears to be an early Christmas present to American public, Democrats have decided to double-down, literally, keeping both Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi in leadership positions.
Read more about Pelosi here. See Reid video here (not recommended as it involves actually having to see Harry Reid.)
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Not that I agree with ridiculous over the top PC crap but why was there a cop on the farm in the first place?
Click here to read article
Good news out of state college kids trying to go to school in California, apparently to get the good rate, all you have to do is establish residency...in Mexico. Really, it all makes perfect sense.
The California Supreme Court weighed in Monday on the politically charged immigration fray when it ruled that illegal immigrants are entitled to the same tuition breaks offered to in-state high school students to attend public colleges and universities. read more via Townhall
Monday, November 15, 2010
Reid has promised a Senate vote on immigration legislation known as the DREAM Act, which would give hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants a conditional path to legal residency. As Congress reconvenes this week for the final session of the year, Reid now has roughly a month to make good on his promise.
Via Red State The TSA recently implemented new supposed security measures , which include a mandated trip through a full body scanner that shows you in all your naked glory, or lack thereof. It’s all cool, though, because if you don’t wish to have your naked body ogled, you can always get felt up instead via the new “enhanced pat-down” option. It’s all about choice, baby! Whichever you prefer: leering or groping.
Surely, you’d think, this wouldn’t be done randomly, but would rather be a targeted measure. And, you’d also think, certainly the absolutely random subjection of children to such “pat-downs” wouldn’t occur. Well, you’d be wrong on both counts. Of course this isn’t targeted – that would be too profile-y and stuff! Because, tolerance. Or something. You see, because we must tolerate those who wish to kill us, we cannot offend them. We cannot be perceived to be singling out a certain group. We must, therefore, waste time and resources using terrorism countermeasures against, you know, NON-terrorists. And we are to pretend that 90-year-old grandmas from Nebraska flew planes into buildings on September 11th. Or that three-year-old girls strapped bombs to their shoes or in their underwear.
As a side note: gee, there sure are a lot of Unions on that list...
- The Service Employees Benefit Fund
- United Food and Commercial Workers Allied Trade Health & Welfare Trust Fund
- International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union No. 195
- Asbestos Workers Local 53 Welfare Fund
- Employees Security Funds
- Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 123 Welfare Fund
- United Food and Commercial Workers Local 227
- United Food and Commercial Workers Maximus Local 455
- Service Employees International Union Local 25
- United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1262
- Musicians Health Fund Local 802
- Hospitality Benefit Fund Local 17
- Transport Workers Union
- United Federation of Teachers Welfare Fund
- International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (AFL-CIO)
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
CAIR: TSA Can Only Pat Down Muslim Women’s Head, Neck
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has issued a travel notice to Muslim airline passengers, warning them that new regulations from the Transportation Security Administration violate certain religious rules.
According to CAIR, the TSA’s new “enhanced pat down” policy should be limited to searching only around Muslim women’s head and neck if they are wearing a hijab and that Muslims objecting to the enhanced full-body scans have the right to request the pat-down procedure be done in a private place.
In February, the Figh Council of North America, a group of Islamic scholars, issued a fatwa, or religious ruling, that full-body scanners violate Islamic law. Read more via the Blaze
Friday, November 12, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Okay, so maybe he was talking about propositions, but the words 'California', 'voter' and 'extraordinary' should never be used in the same sentence, at least not as long as Jerry Brown is in office, and as I can imagine, likely not anytime in the next decade.
The Food and Drug Administration announced a plan Wednesday to require cigarette packs to feature images of the health consequences of smoking, including photographs of dead bodies, cancer patients, and diseased lungs. One label illustrates the warning “Cigarettes cause fatal lung disease” with a picture of the feet of a dead body in a morgue.
The warnings are part of a series of new measures designed to reduce smoking. Others include the restriction of the terms “light,” “low,” and “mild,” and a ban on fruit- and candy-flavored cigarettes. The new warning requirement will go into effect on September 22, 2012. Read more at Washington Post
I can't wait to see the new Twinkie packaging....
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
"Attack of the Middle Class - a confused & frightened citizenry votes against its own self interest"
Oh boy, with a headline like that, I can image how dead-on the actual article must be.
I'd pick up a copy, but then I'd probably smell like condescending out-of-touch Marxist hippy for the rest of the day.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
And no Chris Mathews, my observations do not have an "ethnic element" to them. These days, being called a racist by the Leftern Hemisphere is like being blamed by the guy that just farted, for the fart.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
It looked like he was going to cry. His long awaited dreams of wealth redistribution and failed soviet experiments were swept away during one long painful November night.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Olbermann, famous for his love of the word "teabagger" and known for dedicating a good 20 minutes of his daily program to rage infused rants against W, has finally and officially jumped the shark.
via CBS News Keith Olbermann has been suspended indefinitely without pay from MSNBC for making donations to three Democrats in violation of NBC's ethics policy.
"I became aware of Keith's political contributions late last night," Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC, said in a statement. "Mindful of NBC News policy and standards, I have suspended him indefinitely without pay."
Americans who voted for Obama but never questioned his allegiance wised up and voted out his cronies November 2nd. The Republicans stormed into the House of Representatives and kicked out "Mad Woman Pelosi" as Speaker of the House. The Republicans gained more seats in the Senate and also more Republican Governors won across the country. Democrats barely held on to the Senate majority but the Republican House victory means Obama's socialist party train has stopped.
Even Obama's old Senate seat in Illinois was lost to Republican Mark Kirk. That's like Lucifer being replaced by St Michael in Hell and leading the devils to good. It just does not happen but it did. The same state that voted for Obama and the Democrats voted for a Republican. Imagine what Obama is saying now, "Et tu, Brute?"
Minorities won big for the Republicans. So much for the Democratic lie that Republicans are racists. Read more
Thought of the day: A wise man learns from the mistakes of others, a fool learns from his own. But in his defense, maybe Obama wasn't exactly around for the Carter era.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Mitch McConnell: "The formula is simple really," he said. "When the administration agrees with the American people, we will agree with the administration. If the administration wants cooperation, it will have to begin to move in our direction."
Read more here
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
In the past, if my kid wanted a grease laden meal with a toy in it, my kid got a grease laden meal with a toy in it.
But now, thanks to the San Francisco City Supervisors...there's no such thing as a grease laden meal with a toy in it! -- Can I get an Amen!