Jo-Joe Politico has story about three newly commissioned US Navy ships. To give a little of the flavor, the USS BARACK OBAMA has, “An onboard Type One DNC Universal Translator can send out messages of apology in any language to anyone who may find America offensive. The number of apologies are limitless and though some may seem hollow and disingenuous, the Navy advises all apologies will sound very sincere.”
Jane Q. Republican has a clip from the Rachel Maddow show. Rachel seems unbelievably self-satisfied that she just happens to have joined a political party that is presently in the ascendancy. She seems to be under the impression that there is some kind of direct relationship between truth and number of people claiming membership in a party this week. I wonder if she will make a similar connection between herself generally being FOS and tne mass migration of viewers away from her show. Reminds me of the Democratic Party days of being an offshoot of the KKK throughout the South and so many Democrats felt especially smart for having been born white. She probably acts especially smug also because this is not one of those days that her Mercedes had to be hauled into the shop. During most of the clip she is interviewing Ron Paul.
Stop the ACLU has a fascinating clip of the Democrat members of the House Judiciary Committee voting to protect pedophiles from hate crimes. Then one of the Democrats gets all uppity and nasty because she feels it’s an insult to pedophiles and others to propose that the legislation also protect veterans. The money quote: “If a mother hears that their child has been raped and she slaps the assailant with her purse, she is now gone after as a hate criminal because this is a protected class. There are other protected classes in here. I mean simple exhibitionism. I have female friends who have told me over the years that some guy flashed them, and their immediate reaction was to hit them with their purse. Well now, he’s committed a misdemeanor, she has committed a federal hate crime because the exhibitionism is protected under sexual orientation.” Truly the nuts are now running the walnut factory, they just call themselves Democrats and members of congress.
Pundit and Pundette have a post titled ‘Obama and henchmen accused of Mafia-like Tactics’ which is about the reports coming out of the Chrysler reorganization talks. They provide some good links. They have a couple of good quotes from Mark Steyn. And then a clip of the Oklahoma Full Auto Shoot and Trade Show which will appeal to fans of sniper rifles and fully automatic weaponry titled ‘Video: Just for fun, shooting at a minivan filled with explosives.’ Finally P & P have a post about some communication between the president and Senator Orin Hatch about the coming SCOTUS nomination. “On Monday, Obama presented him with a decoder ring in the form of a phone call to assure the conservative Hatch that the court pick wouldn’t be divisive or dangerous — and would attract bipartisan support“ But in Obama‘s brave new world, who knows what this means, so P & P give it some context.
Suzanna at Insert clever s,logan here has a post titled ‘Punk-smacking the Beyotch, er Behar’ about a recent interview of Ann Coulter by Joy Behar in which AC owns Behar who was left with a confused look on her face. Then comes a post titled ’The Dark Side’ that is about Wolverine. Suzanna hasn’t seen it yet but I have little doubt that she will.
And So It Goes In Shreveport has a post about Saxbe Chambliss’s effort to make sure none of the Gitmo detainees are released onto US soil. Why, you might wonder, does Chambliss have to go to a lot of trouble to enact what is plainly common sense? Read the post, I highly recommend it. Pat also has a little post about the presidential--plane NYC flyover fiasco (also known as the $328,835 snapshot that caused many in DC to exclaim. “Who me? No not me?” but left me wondering if anyone is both responsible and accountable). This is followed by a piece titled ‘An Empathetic Judge' that I would subtitle ‘SCOTUS, Empathy. Code Words and what drives those in Washington to never say what the truly mean” and the subsubtitle would be “I was a fool to trust you or anyone like you.’ If you’re picking up a lot of attitude here, it’s from me not Pat. She tends to traffic more in the objective world. At least until she talks about goats. She likes them. The last recent thing is a nightmare inducing post about someone recommending Algore to replace Souter. Thankfully I feel certain that our advocate for the polar bears would not take that low a salary or accept that heavy a workload.
Betsy’s Page tells us that, in spite of Reid’s support, Specter was not allowed any seniority in the Democrat’s caucus for time served as a Republican. Then Betsy, who is a high school teacher, has a long post critical of tenure for teachers. This was occasioned by a story in the L. A. Times that points out tenure is bad for kids, schools and education. Her quote from Mickey Kaus is worth relaying, “It's worth saying again: If the twittish, PC L.A.Times is now going after the teachers' unions, those unions have lost the PR battle in the mainstream press. Does President Obama ("We can afford nothing but the best when it comes to our children's teachers") know this? Do the Republicans who are desperately looking for an issue to use against the Dems?”