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Wed 2011 Aug 24

Wed 2011 Aug 24, 2:50pm
On HillBuzz

Mark Levin dings FreedomWorks over campaign to oust Hatch

I'm far from a Hatch fan. He may have campaigned that Moss had been in too long, but coupled with that (so I understand) was that Moss had lost touch with his constituency. Hatch is now the longest-serving Senator, but I'm not a supporter of term limits for term limits sake alone, which could just as easily turn a good and popular man out as a bad one.

When I heard him on Levin a while back, I only heard a little of the interview, but much as I like Levin, I didn't even like the reasons Levin liked him. And I'm certainly glad Bush, not Hatch, won the 2000 primary! But I've got to consider Levin about Hatch's declared enemy in what seems to be a faux Tea Party group, Dick Armey and Freedom Works: "Armey had a radical, open-borders, pro-amnesty position record in Congress and has recently endorsed that position as head of FreedomWorks. Do most Tea Party activists agree? Of course not.” What is the machiavelli behind that contest? And Sarah likes him. The friend of a friend is not necessarily a friend, and the enemy of one's enemy is not necessarily one's friend, either, but that should at least be cause for a solid second look. Any thoughts on Levin & Hatch, or Armey & the Freedom Works opposition?

I'm not particularly well-informed about him. There's things to like about Hatch, like his long support of a balanced budget, opposition to Obamacare, things to dislike, such as his ideas about copyright law or the DREAM act, and things to question. In any case, to be "primaried" doesn't necessarily mean "something better." Might it not be, sometimes, better the RINO you know better than the devil you don't?

Fortunately, for me, it's all just armchair noodling. I'm not in Utah. :)

Wikipedia: Orrin Hatch

Zappa "Orrin Hatch on Skis" Drum Cover
Uploaded by o0Zappa0o on Jul 7, 2009

Wed 2011 Aug 24, 11:03am
On PoliNation

Wow, what a report! What a mix of the heinous, horrendous, heart-breaking, hair-raising, heartening, and hilarious! (I only had to use for "heartening.")

From the HotAir article "Negative Tea Party talk continues; now branded “the real enemy”": "For his part, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said the Tea Party should be called 'the Fort Sumter Tea Party that sought to maintain states’ rights and slavery.'" Jesse never will stop being a race-baiter, will he? (And he's really lost his touch. Fort Sumter Tea Party? That's not funny, clever, nor makes any sense!)

For contrast, check out the folks in the videos on this page or that wacky Morgan Freeman!

Tue 2011 Aug 23

Tue 2011 Aug 23, 7:58pm
On Sister Toldjah

As they say at Ace of Spades, VIDEO OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN. Oh, right... of course there's video. The guys in bikini tops, now that's disturbing.

Mores (not morals) change, and I am glad. Do we really all (women AND men) want to be covered neck-to-ankles at the beach again? These women in Asheville are safe, and that's nice. Where civilization reigns, full nudity in certain contexts need not be provocative, sexually inciteful, or degenerate. That woman reporter who got gang-raped in the Cairo riots met the harsher truth about cultural context, location, and appropriateness.

And where obesity reigns, I'm sort-of retro: bring back the neck-to-ankles thing!

Long additional meandering bunch of other salacious salient thoughts deleted. I'll edit, illustrate (ahem! tastefully), and post them later at my site, if I get a round tuit.

Meanwhile, for ladies only, here's a video about getting men to look you in the eye, and you know what I mean.

GoTopless Asheville - Ladies celebrate the right to bare breasts
Uploaded by AskAsheville on Aug 21, 2011

Forehead tittaes
Uploaded by hipsilon on Oct 30, 2010

Tue 2011 Aug 23, 6:13pm
On Sister Toldjah
Replying to post headlined "Perry-Fallin 2012?" by Phineas, noting "Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin is presiding over a economic mini-boom in her state." Refers to her Fox & Friends interview

1. Please! Don't talk about taking away our new Governor so soon!

2. Fallin, maybe. Perry, meh. Fortunately, we have Sarah for teh win.

3. It's true as Dana says, Fallin hasn't been in long enough to get the credit. Like Perry, she has a lot going for her that's not hers. But she's been doing pretty well to earn some points.

Resisting 'Obamacare' -- "It was hard to reject such a large sum of money, Mrs. Fallin said [but] she was deeply skeptical that the administration would grant the promised flexibility in setting up exchanges."

Tax reform task force
"The task force makes recommendations on how to simplify the Oklahoma tax code for individuals and businesses." (My added emphasis)

She has also been talking up Oklahoma's attractive business climate. Okla.'s no Texas, but it's sure not California! She has talked about reducing bureacracy, lowering taxes. She took office talking about "right-sizing" the government. She's moving a little bit slowly and too incrementally for some folks, but makes the right noises so far.

Nobody's perfect, of course; like everybody she has her blind spots. Just hope she can follow through on her better rhetoric!

Tue 2011 Aug 23, 5:40pm
On PoliNation

There's now a name for that geologic structure that caused the earthquake near D.C.


It's "Bush's Fault."

(Courtesy of son Chris & @comradescot via Top politically themed earthquake tweets at the Washington Examiner.)

Tue 2011 Aug 23, 5:02pm
On PoliNation

"All this Executive Order truly does is create a new level of bureaucracy to waste taxpayer's money...."

Oh, that's just not true. Chrissy! You're just not thinking this through!

It surely will also exacerbate racial animosity and division, create new ways to contrive quotas, give Obamacrats another excuse to pander to their race base, and further help undermine America, among so many other fine benefits, like all the rest of the Obamanations!

(Been busy doing things besides keeping up with every scrap of the news and blogs lately, so I've got about 2000 items in my RSS inbox, most of which I will of course have to skip or skim, but I always, eventually, take time to catch up on PoliNation!)

Wed 2011 Aug 17

Wed 2011 Aug 17, 2:29pm
On PoliNation

The man is absolutely unraveling. Another day to be grateful that Algore never was and never will be President of the United States!

I commented before about the latest climate change data. In case anyone's interested, here's a copy of my message about the latest research on cosmic rays (which are decidedly not anthopogenic) and climate.

FTR, Chrissy, any objection to re-posting your graphics on my website (with full credit & links, of course)? Not much traffic there, but they'd sure brighten up the place. :)

Wed 2011 Aug 17, 2:15pm
On PoliNation
August 16, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Just got this in email …

One sunny day in January, 2013 an old man approached the White House from across Pennsylvania Avenue, where he’d been sitting on a park bench. He spoke to the U.S. Marine standing guard and said, “I would like to go in and meet with President Obama.”

The Marine looked at the man and said, “Sir, Mr. Obama is no longer President and no longer resides here.”

The old man said, “Okay”, and walked away.

The following day, the same man approached the White House and said to the same Marine, “I would like to go in and meet with President Obama.”

The Marine again told the man, “Sir, as I said yesterday, Mr. Obama is no longer president and no longer resides here.”

The man thanked him and, again, just walked away.

The third day, the same man approached the White House and spoke to the very same U.S. Marine, saying “I would like to go in and meet with President Obama.”

The Marine, understandably agitated at this point, looked at the man and said, “Sir, this is the third day in a row you have been here asking to speak to Mr. Obama. I’ve told you already that Mr.Obama is no longer the President and no longer resides here. Don’t you understand?”

The old man looked at the Marine and said, “Oh, I understand. I just love hearing it.”

The Marine snapped to attention, saluted, and said, “See you tomorrow.”

Oh, that’s great. Had to go tell this to my family right away.

Looking forward to the day.

Wed 2011 Aug 17, 11:34am
On PoliNation

Ark. Congressional District #1 abuts Okla. #2, where pretty-good-guy Dan Boren is our token Democrat congresscritter.

This is leftover old-South Democrat territory. Old-fashioned conservative Democrats (like our friend at HB describes himself). Outside of the major cities, rural Oklahoma was, since statehood, and to some degree in many places I suppose still is, Democrat in local politics, even though the whole state tends to go Republican for Presidents.

Until Henry Bellmon was elected Okla. governor in 1962, there hadn't been a Republican governor in Oklahoma since statehood (nor a Republican governor throughout the South). You won't find my dad mentioned in the late, great Mr. Bellmon's online bios (Wikipedia, OSU), but as a major supporter and organizer of the Republican party in Oklahoma, he was given a whole chapter in Bellmon's autobio book (Amazon). Can you tell I'm proud Dad had a major hand in changing the Republican party in Oklahoma from loser RINOs to a serious party? In the last Presidential election, Oklahoma was the only state in the country that had every county go for the Republican candidate. (Map)

For Oklahomans and other Suth'r'ners who aren't Democrat anymore (or as Democrat), it's as folks like Rick Perry say, the Democrat party left them, not the other way 'round.

Former Gov. Henry Bellmon Dies, uploaded by kocotv on Sep 30, 2009
Wed 2011 Aug 17, 9:15am
On HillBuzz

"Mitt Romney is a very nice man. He will make an excellent Ambassador to Luxembourg or the Seychilles Islands." That cracked me up.

"He needs to get off the stage. But, the question is…will he?" Not "will he get off" but "when will he be taken off." Sounds like that trap door is already opening up under him.

Yesterday I heard a clip (wish I could track it down) of Obama talking about how his health care plan was just about the same as a certain unnamed Republican's state health care plan, so it was "originally a Republican idea"!!! Nuff said?

Found the clip c/o PoliNation. Don't know if it'll work on the embed, but I've set the link to start at 1:38 so you can skip the @$$-k!$$!ng questioner and get right to where O'Bluffy says "this used to be a Republican idea, by the way." Creepy dude.

Obama on Supreme Court & O'care: "It Should Be Upheld Without A Problem"

Uploaded by joegerarden on Aug 15, 2011

Tue 2011 Aug 16

Tue 2011 Aug 16, 3:48pm
On HillBuzz

Wot a coinkydink! Mere minutes before I got to this post, Mrs Webworker and I just discovered this Andrew Klavan episode from April '10. I pass it along for y'all's edjimification. All the news that phits.

Donning my tinfoil hat of paranoia, let me add a word of caution. Once upon a time, tyrants tried to smash the presses that opposed them. As print dies and the Net is all there is, They will try to limit, edit, and control what the Net allows, and they can smash our digital presses swiftly, and remotely, via software. Should those dark days come when the Powers That Will Be systematically remove HillBuzz, Andrew Klavan, Ann Barnhardt, and MindfulWebworks (heh; couldn't resist) from free availability, we will have to resort to passing along DVDs, networking info and vids from cellphone to cellphone, and other forms of smuggling truth. Don't wait for the day when it all disappears from the Intertubes. Everyone who can afford it, start downloading and storing everything you can to DVD-R.

Naaaw. I'm just kidding, of course. That kind of control only exists under tyrannies like Iran and China. It can't happen here!

Frank Zappa - It Can´t Happen Here 1966
Uploaded to YouTube by vinzer72frie on Oct 31, 2009

[VIDEO NO LONGER AVAILABLE. Substituted this one:]
Uploaded to YouTube by MrWzzzW on 2010 Apr 9
Frank Zappa - It Can't Happen Here

Mon 2011 Aug 15

Mon 2011 Aug 15, 9:32pm
On PoliNation

I've heard it said there are three kinds of vacations. The kind you rest up before. The kind you rest up during. The kind you rest up after. I guess we can add a fourth. The kind you should be arrested for.

Michelle Vacations on Our Dime
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Chrissy's Site Bites
Mon 2011 Aug 15, 2:49pm
On HillBuzz

Since Kathleen's Open Thread Monday went out in RSS but apparently isn't online, I thought I'd re-post this great video she included.

PJTV: The Problem With Our Economy is Liberalism, Not the "Queen of Rage" or Tea Party

Uploaded to YouTube by Pajamasmedia on Aug 11, 2011

While I'm on videos, here's a similar theme, a great rant that was helped to go viral by being played (heavily bleeped) on Glenn Beck last week (language warning, NSFW, but absolutely excellent employment of language!)
Felonious Munk Presents: Stop It B! OBAMA PAY YOUR &*%$#% BILLS

Uploaded to YouTube by FmunkMOC on Jul 31, 2011

Here's another oldie-but-goodie I picked up somewhere in the past week:
In Search Of: People Of Color

Uploaded to YouTube by MediaResearchCntr on Sep 12, 2010

Not as amusing but on the same theme, some of the most well-spoken and intelligent folks I've heard from the Tea Party rallies. I just cheered and applauded at the first woman's remarks:
Tea Party Racism??

Uploaded to YouTube by bignatt on Apr 16, 2010

Here's another one I ran across searching out the above:
Gen Y TV: NAACP Protested by Black Tea Party at 102nd Convention

Uploaded to YouTube by sssstylish on Jul 31, 2011

This also might be included in the set:
Runaway Slave Movie Teaser

Uploaded to YouTube by runawayslavemovie on Jul 20, 2010

Anyone who looks at these might notice a certain recurring theme. I certainly did. An interest in true liberty, good government, and reining in liberal spending and taxing. And another thing: Great Americans ignored and derided by the Democrats and their LaughingStock Media propaganda arm.

Mon 2011 Aug 15, 1:50pm
On HillBuzz

greenlantern2011: If it is Fred (Kevin?), doesn't look quite that bad in any of the Google Image Search results of him. Looks like his soul, though. Crypt-keeper was my first thought, as well.

There's a crew of bikers who form a human wall between funerals and the Phelps-ites. And not long back when Westboro disruptors slipped over the line into Oklahoma, his crew found that tires went flat, locals wouldn't repair them, and local police seemed singularly unsympathetic. There's a law (of consequences) in that more effective than anything on the books. :)

Fred's a sad, sick old fellow and there's no explanation for such a mess. The result of such foul evil in the name of God is the ruination of faith and the revulsion it exacerbates toward religion, as happened to his own son Nate (his story here) and the atheists who celebrate Nate's loss of faith.

Sat 2011 Aug 13

Sat 2011 Aug 13, 6:15pm
On Zilla of the Resistance

I'd rather have a Sam Adams, myself, but to each his or her own. Freedom!

It's not just for me that all the pictures were absent, was it? Tried two different browsers just to see if it was some odd techynickle thing.

Fri 2011 Aug 12

Fri 2011 Aug 12, 6:48pm
On PoliNation

Chrissy, since several days back when I brought up putting HTML links in to supplement the graphics, I have to confess, I haven't even tried to follow any of the links you've been adding. I've been busy. Nice to see them, though!

So, I'd like to ask...

...could you put in a link for each of those "Obama blamed" lines?

[Ducking & running for cover -- fast]

(Seriously, that was truly a work of art!)

Obama blames... everyone else
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Chrissy’s Site Bites
Fri 2011 Aug 12, 10:04am
On HillBuzz

Everybody moved on to later threads? Safe for me to post here where only the moderators will see it? Okay, then... :)

Here's a rant I posted last year on another site about the mystery of JFK's assassination. I don't claim to invest belief in any of the conspiracy theories, but my personal favorite, just for the ironic factor, is that it was just Oswald, but he was actually aiming for Gov. Connelly, in revenge for not getting his visa to Cuba or some such (details here in my tons of files somewhere).

FWIW, I was going over some of my old browser bookmarks the other day and ran across this one, which is related, and I pass it along: Recalling the day Specter became famous -- Advanced now-discredited 'single-bullet' theory on JFK assassination. "Without Specter's theory, the Warren Commission would have been forced to conclude that a conspiracy was behind the murder of JFK."

To the Johnson implications, we do have the first-hand testimony of a woman who claims to have been LBJ's mistress. A fascinating interview. Here's the long version, about 1hr 22mn. Excerpt with the relevant portions I embed below.

"The night before the Kennedy assassination, Lyndon Baines Johnson met with Dallas tycoons, FBI moguls and organized crime kingpins - emerging from the conference to tell his mistress Madeleine Duncan Brown that "those SOB's" would never embarrass him again. It's a jaw-dropping deposition and it's the biggest JFK smoking gun there is - despite the fact that it has received little media attention."

The long version
Interview With LBJ's Mistress On JFK assassination
Uploaded to YouTube by PigMine3 on Dec 31, 2010
Fri 2011 Aug 12, 9:21am
On HillBuzz

Commenting late on 8/8 thread. Hi to whomever few might read this.

A few nights back, for the first time in decades, we watched Mr Smith Goes to Washington. Worth a watch for many reasons, but the Congressional pages play a great role, right from the moment Jimmy Stewart's character enters the chamber. It was a different age, back then, of course, and it was only a movie. But they did serve a purpose. And they made a great Greek chorus, along with the folks in the gallery.

Sun 2011 Aug 7

Sun 2011 Aug 7, 5:07pm
On Zilla of the Resistance

Zil, surely you have seen and probably even linked to this, but it's always worth a repeat.

Islamic cultural terrorism by that shy, soft-spoken, kid-glove-wearing fellow Pat Condell.

"The word 'Islamophobia' is cultural terrorism in action. ... Anyone in the West who uses that word, for any reason other than to ridicule it, should seriously examine their conscience."

Sun 2011 Aug 7, 4:00pm
On PoliNation

TEA PARTY’S NEWEST TARGET:DEBT ‘SUPER COMMITTEE.’ ... I don’t know how much of this is true

Communism + Kabuki Theater = Supercongress!! by the soft-spoken, ever-reserved ;-) Ann Barnhardt: "SuperCongress completely shreds Article 1 Section 1 of the Constitution. PLEASE read the following American Thinker piece which explains this in detail. ... this is all modeled precisely after the Soviet Union."

Ann refers to this article: The Budget Control Act Of 2011 Violates Constitutional Order by Herbert W. Titus and William J. Olson

Barnhardt's column ends with this quote, infamous, but not well enough known these days, alas:

""Your children's children will be living under communism.

"You Americans are so gullible. No, you won't accept communism outright; but we'll keep feeding you small doses of Socialism until you will finally wake up and find that you already have communism. We won't have to fight you; we will so weaken your economy until you fall like overripe fruit into our hands."

--Nikita Krushchev