Sunday, April 29, 2012

Don Surber stops blogging: Thank you (not for quitting but for doing it for seven years). I hope this turns out to be a sabbatical and not a retirement...

Thank you Don Surber.  I am a big fan of your blog.  I will leave you on the blog roll because I am hoping you might recharge those batteries and come back sometime in the future (and if not it is like a retired number in sports).  You have a lot of friends out there.
Instapundit, Legal Insurrection, Daily Pundit, Wombat Socho at TOM, and Stacy McCain at TOM...

The hypocrisy of Elizabeth Warren: There is a tradition in Boston of dressing up like Indians...

The Boston Tea party was about a lot more than dressing up like Indians...
Too bad Elizabeth Warren only picked up on the "costume part" and not the underlying message of that historical event...
Elizabeth Warren claimed Native American heritage only to further her career as a "minority."  Once she got the job and tenure as a Harvard Professor, she dropped that because her Native American ancestry claims were rather tenuous and embarrassing.   As Ann Althouse notes, this goes to a question of Elizabeth Warren's honesty.   Professor Jacobson notes this is an issue that should impact Elizabeth Warren's senate race because she is claimed to be something she is not.   I am sure Warren is proud of being part Native American (great--if it is even true, no one can seem to verify it), but the issue here is using that to promote one's career under a dubious diversity claim.  A tenuous claim on Native American ancestry should not be the basis of taking advantage of diversity hiring goals.  And her diversity is not the only thing Ms. Warren has lied about.

There is a deeper issue here than Elizabeth Warren engaging in some academic Indian-Native American-First Nation role playing to get ahead.  Diversity hiring is condescending at best to the target of its largeness and generally just a scam in how it is practiced.  It is a big lie.  It is not about equal rights, but special rights.  Perhaps Elizabeth Warren should pay attention to the underlying message of this historical Boston speech by a different person of color:
In regard to the colored people, there is always more that is benevolent, I perceive, than just, manifested towards us. What I ask for the negro is not benevolence, not pity, not sympathy, but simply justice. The American people have always been anxious to know what they shall do with us... I have had but one answer from the beginning. Do nothing with us! Your doing with us has already played the mischief with us. Do nothing with us! If the apples will not remain on the tree of their own strength, if they are worm-eaten at the core, if they are early ripe and disposed to fall, let them fall! ... And if the negro cannot stand on his own legs, let him fall also. All I ask is, give him a chance to stand on his own legs! Let him alone! ... your interference is doing him positive injury.  
Fredrick Douglass "What the Black Man Wants" — speech in Boston, Massachusetts, January 26, 1865.  Of course Fredrick Douglass was one of those blacks who went off the reservation... 


Professor Jacobson spotted a pretty good bumper sticker in Ithaca.    This whole thing also reminds me of this episode of the Sopranos...



Update:  The Other McCain has some great Cherokee song videos!
              DaTechGuy on Lizzy Warren and Colonization...
              Elizabeth Warren is not even a little bit Native American?  
              A picture can be worth a thousand words...

White House Correspondents Dinner




Drudge has links summarizing the various jokes: 


“Remember when the country rallied around you in hope for a better tomorrow? That was a good one.” – Kimmel.

“There’s a term for President Obama. Not two terms.” – Kimmel.


“What’s the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? A pit bull is delicious.” – Obama.

“I have not seen ‘The Hunger Games.’ Not enough class warfare.” – Obama.



Update:  Jim Treacher tweets, "I win."  Yes he does.  

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Egypt considering Islam inspired law to allow husbands to have sex with their dead wives? مصر تسمح الأزواج لممارسة الجنس مع زوجاتهم بالرصاص

EPA Official: EPAs "philosophy" is to "crucify" and "make examples" of companies and individuals


Update: Team Obama, through its allies, is blocking the video above over "copywriter" when really it is over embarrassment.

This is tyranny...
And the EPA needs to be curtailed and brought under control.  

We think this is just against big oil companies, but large corporations have the resources to hire teams of lawyers and fight back.  The true bullying and abuse is of small landowners and businesses.   Despite a few small victories recently, the EPA knows it can generally win those fights on attrition alone (rather than the merits).

Sister Toldjah has some great links on this.  

It is not just Obama's EPA:  Darleen at Protein Wisdom notes over reach by Obama's Department of Labor trying to destroy the evil of Farm Families.

Update:  The Blogmocracy has more...

Teachers abusing autistic boy in Cherry Hill New Jersey: Teacher Kelly Altenburg still employed by District

James Carville speaks of hypocrisy and beclowns himself and President Barack Obama. Please do not speak of Wall Street excesses when Democrat Jon Corzine is not even charged with a crime.

James Carville speaks!  
In Romney's speech bashing President Obama last night, he said, "It's still about the economy, and we're not stupid."
Yeah, it still is about the economy, stupid. It's about how hucksters like Mitt crashed it, the middle class paid the price, and the top 1% got more tax cuts.
Let's call out these Republicans on their downright hypocrisy...
Democrat Jon Corzine,
Liar and Thief...and still an Obama campaign bundler!
Guess what Carville, that Occupy Wall Street argument is not going to work. Talking about hypocrisy, which political party does Jon Corzine belong to? Democrat Corzine lost $1.7 billion dollars of client funds and was found to have authorized transfers of hundreds of millions of dollars of funds that should have remained segregated to cover MF Global obligations. When even lefties at FireDogLake are saying Corzine has to go to jail (note how they leave off that he is a Democrat), why are Eric Holder and Barack Obama not pursuing this investigation of Corzine?

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Please help find Marizela Perez

Marizela Perez was an undergraduate at the University of Washington and disappeared from around the Seattle Campus around one year ago (March 5, 2011).  If you have any information here is the contact web page.

Her family are obviously heartbroken and distraught over this.  Michelle Malkin is her cousin.  My prayers and best wishes to them.  

Remember the Armenian Genocide April 24, 1915

Arshile Gorky 1934
Never Forget.  Never Again.  And the Turkish Government needs to acknowledge it.  Armenian Martyrs Day.   Barack Obama refuses to acknowledge it.

h/t:  Mark Kirkorian at the Corner

Update:
Armenian Genocide Rememberance Day, 2014

Debbie Wasserman Shultz: Sorry, Obama is just not that into you anymore... Update: BHO being dogged by the DNC

I wonder why Obama
would not be into Debbie?
 
Fox Nation had this (via the Shark Tank):   
A source within the Democratic Party who is a close associate of Wasserman Schultz has told the Shark Tank the details about the process that took place when the vetting of prospective candidates for the DNC chair.
The source told the Shark Tank that, “she (Wasserman Schultz) was not the first choice,” and that Wasserman Schultz feverishly lobbied her case of being a sitting ‘Jewish’ congresswoman in a very safe Democratic district.  According to the source, Obama was pressured into picking Wasserman Schultz because she impressed upon him that he needed her as a loyal foot soldier to run cover him and shore up his dwindling support with the Jewish voters as well as with women.
But while Obama has been able to rely on Wasserman Schultz to carry his water, the President has grown increasingly annoyed with the polarizing manner in which she attacks her political opposition-a style that has galvanized her Republican opponents and chased many of those coveted ‘Independents’ away.
It seems as if the relationship has soured to the point that according to the source, “He does not want her in the DNC anymore.”
Apparently, President Obama had discussions with the DNC Chairwoman regarding her approach, even telling her, “Don’t forget you work for me.”
It’s not about you, its about me. – attributed to President Barack Obama to Debbie Wasserman Schultz, as per our source
h/t:  Gateway Pundit


And of course Allen West is right about Debbie Wasserman Schultz!  


Update:  RNC dogs BHO.  Of course the DNC is also dogging BHO!  

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Karl Rove: Voters need reasons to like Mitt Romney...

The Architect
It is articles like this that make me think Crack Emcee and Jeff Goldstein are absolutely right about telling the GOP to do something to itself...   And this is not criticism of their position,  CE and JG are generally right (it is a rational decision to declare a pox on both houses...).  The problem is not reasons to like Mitt Romney, but all the reasons why conservatives do not like him.  I have no idea how Mitt Romney will be as President (other than I believe he will be better than Barack Obama--but that is not saying a lot).  But a conservative champion I am almost certain he will not be.  And the GOP is a leprous entity that has betrayed conservatives and conservative ideals at every turn.  Talking about Karl Rove, here is just one example...

But here are two reasons to vote for Mitt Romney this fall:

1) Even if we get control of the Senate this cycle and keep the House, neither will have a veto proof majority.  So we need a President who can sign bills generated by Congress (to reverse some of the damage done by the Democrats and Barack Obama).  That was Grover Norquist's position at CPAC (any of the GOP candidates if elected will at least do that).

2) Judicial appointments.

But any long term success depends on voting conservative down ticket, from local elections, to state, to Congress.

Update:

Godfather 2 Senator Geary gets his answer...

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Phillip Humber pitches a perfect game for the White Sox (in Seattle)

George Zimmerman: A "white Hispanic" sacrificed so Parks Crump could have a big wrongful death payday?

Seed Money...?
Protein Wisdom links to The Last Refuge:  The political lynching of George Zimmerman — and the potential financial payout that may be driving it.
Dershowitz:  The prosecution is immoral and stupid...(but close is good enough for Parks Crump on a wrongful death suit)
The Last Refuge has one of the more comprehensive analyses of what happened in this matter...
Update 11
Update 10.2
Update 10.1
Update 9

Update:
Serr8d:  Big Government v. George Zimmerman...

What happened to the Fast and Furious investigation?

Barack Obama faces defeat on Keystone Pipeline: Democrats jumping to the GOP side...

What me worry?  My followers are so dumb I can take credit for the good stuff Cheney did...
Democrats are abandoning Obama.  Despite Harry Reid trying to block a vote in the Senate, an increasingly bi-partisan congress is reviving the Keystone Pipeline project, leaving President Obama irrelevant.
The latest action happened Wednesday, when the House passed a measure to move the pipeline forward. Before the vote, Obama issued a veto threat. The House approved the pipeline anyway -- by a veto-proof majority, 293 to 127. Sixty-nine Democrats abandoned the president to vote with Republicans. That's a lot of defections.When the House voted on the pipeline in July of last year, 47 Democrats broke with the president. Now that it's an election year and the number is up to 69, look for Republicans to hold more pipeline votes before November. GOP leaders expect even more Democrats to join them.
Then there is the Senate. Democrats are using the filibuster to stop the pipeline, which means 60 votes are required to pass it. (Some Democrats who bitterly opposed the filibuster when Republicans used it against Obama initiatives are notably silent these days.) In a vote last month, 11 Senate Democrats stood up against Obama to vote in favor of the pipeline. Add those 11 to the Republicans' 47 votes, and the pro-pipeline forces are just a couple of votes away from breaking Harry Reid's filibuster.
"We're right around the corner from actually passing it," says a well-informed Senate source. "Two-hundred-ninety-three votes in the House is a gigantic number. People want this thing."
Canada is also upset with Barack Obama opposition to the pipeline. 

Friday, April 20, 2012

This is a lot worse than eating a dog: Jon Corzine is still fund raising for Barack Obama!

Democrats look out for their own...the party of hypocrisy
Barack Obama's taste in politicians is as bad as his dinner choices...


Instapundit UPDATE: A reader emails: “About that missing MF Global money, has anyone thought to check Corzine’s ‘bundle’?” 

Roger Kimball has more:  Why is Jon Corzine still at liberty?

Well this explains why Democrat Corzine was not prosecuted by the Obama Administration! 
Jon Corzine lost 1.2 1.6 billion in investor funds and cannot account for it.  
Wall Street theives get a pass when they are former Democratic Senators!   
Prior EBL posts:


Fenway Park 100 years old today

At the Hot Diggity Dog Café...

Dog...it's what's for dinner for Barack Obama
You can talk about Obama's favorite childhood meals!
It sounds like it was a regular Temple of Doom over at the Soetoro's place!  At least Barack Obama did not admit to eating monkey brains.
Update:
Camp of the Saints notes:  Obama the dog eater...
Bob B. is right, this is a great post by David Goldman over at Pajama Media.
Quote of the Day:  "He what?!"
It really isn’t unfair at all to bring Obama’s canine consumption to public attention. The president isn’t really one of us. He’s a dog-eater. He tells the story in his memoir to emphasize that viscerally, Obama identifies with the Third World of his upbringing more than with the America of his adulthood. It is our great misfortune to have a president who dislikes our country at this juncture in our history.
To David Axelrod...
How a "loving" owner prepares dinner


Related EBL Post:  
Does Barack Obama love dogs?
Obama eats what he is told to eat...

Barack Obama eats what he is told to eat; and he expects you to do the same, or, how can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?

Purple Crabs of Palawan, Philippines

Thursday, April 19, 2012

RIP Levon Helm The Band - Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

Tiny Tot Titanic Survivors: Louis and Lump

¡Ay, caramba! Photo of one of the Colombian prostitutes who were with the Secret Service agents...Fotos de la prostituta colombiana que estaba en disputa con los agentes del Servicio Secreto ...Update: Russian Spies? Espías rusos!

Woman who brought down Secret Service...
I hope they offered to pay for birth control!  
Gateway Pundit has more...
So does the NY Daily News...
So does Weasel Zippers...
Mark Steyn:  Hookers bring Secret Service to their knees...

Prior EBL posts:
They never said they were with Obama, they were very discreet...
Hillary parties in Colombia...

Update:
Hookers or Russian Spies?   I do not know if they were Russian spies, but Senator Grassley has a point.  They certainly could have been spying (or worse).  The issue is the safety of the President and the compromise of National Security.  Both are implicated by such a breach.  When you are on duty and representing your country on a security and diplomatic mission, your guard has to be up 24/7 while in country.   And yes, the White House and the State Department have to have their staff looked at (independently) to make sure there were no breaches of security by those personnel.  

The Obama Administration and the Democrats want to put black boxes in your passenger vehicles and make it a crime if you disable it...what could go wrong?

This is not a good idea...
Bruce McQuain reports (note that this has already passed the Senate and is now in the House):
Yesterday I pointed to a piece of legislation that is in the House right now (after being passed by the Senate) which would give the IRS the power to confiscate your passportwithout judicial review and merely on the suspicion you owe a certain amount of back taxes.Given the Orwellian name Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act or MAP-21,  the legislation also mandates that all new cars have a “event data recorder” installed starting in 2015...
Map-21 H.R. 14 is sponsored by Congressperson Tim Bishop (Democrat, New York 1).  There is no provision to opt out and you will be criminally liable if you disable your black box.

Update:  Bruce also posts at the Conservatory...
h/t:  Hot Air

RIP to the victims of the Holocaust, Yom Ha-shoah: Never Forget. Never Again.

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day.  Gateway Pundit has a well done post on the topic.

Update:  In the WaPo comments the point was made to remember all deaths in WWII.  Fair enough.

However, the Holocaust was planned genocide which is a level of horror above that of some other deaths (while I do not celebrate the deaths that occurred on German or Japanese civilians, they were more victims of their own governments not the Allied armies).  Antisemitism in Europe is still there and growing.

The date is based on the date of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

Atlas Shrugged.
Iran celebrates day by mocking holocaust with cartoons...(interesting how using cartoons is fine when attacking other faiths, just not anything to do with their faith).  

I try to avoid speaking ill of the dead, but does Dick Clark have to answer for this...

Dick Clark died yesterday.  I did not know about this until I read Crack's post today.  The Macho Response reports on one of the great injustices of American music...



Here is how the song ended up becoming a hit: 
Ballard's original version was the B-side to "Teardrops On Your Letter," a song that was covered by many Country musicians. "The Twist" went over very well live and Ballard thought it was a hit, but his record company thought "Teardrops On My Letter" would do better. In Philadelphia a deejay named Buddy Dean had a TV dance party show and played the song. The kids' reaction was excellent and Buddy recommended the song to Dick Clark. Clark was impressed enough to play the song on American Bandstand and saw the incredible reaction - the kids went nuts. He tried to get Ballard to introduce the song on American Bandstand, but the deal fell through. Checker (real name: Earnest Evans) was a chicken plucker who liked to sing on the job. He was a great impersonator and kept everyone at the chicken plant laughing as he'd do his impersonations of the popular stars of that time like Fats Domino, Elvis, The Coasters and the Chipmunks. His boss thought he was great and just happened to be a close friend of Dick Clark. Clark was impressed enough by what Checker's boss said about him to invite Chubby to sing a Christmas Card greeting record he sent out to his friends. When he couldn't get Ballard on this show, Clark thought of Ernest Evans, the chicken plucker. He hired musicians and Evans to duplicate the Ballard version of "The Twist," which they did almost exactly: Same key, same tempo, and Evans sounded just like Hank Ballard. Clark was going to release the record but wanted Ernest to think up a stage name. Clark's wife suggested that he use a take off on Fats Domino: Fats=Chubby Domino=Checker. Ernest Evans became Chubby Checker. When Hank Ballard first heard the song on the radio he thought it was him - "They cloned it" were Hank's words.
This link that Crack Emcee had at his post states this:  Was Ballard bitter over Checker’s success? Far from it – he thanked Chubby Checker (and Dick Clark) for helping make the song popular and why not? One would assume Hank Ballard earned a fortune in songwriting royalties  Given how a lot of artists (especially black R&B artists) were ripped off during that time period, I would not automatically assume that about song writing royalties.  Still, I would be bitter on not getting the wider credit for this song.  


As far as Godfather scenes go:  The confrontation of Michael and Carlo seems more on point.  

Barack Obama and his silver spoon comment (I am paraphrasing): "ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL, BUT SOME ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS"

Mark Levin responds to Barack Obama's class rhetoric...
Obama, it would seem, wants to deny to others what he will not deny to himself. He wants to deny to the children of others what he will not deny to his own children. He wants to amass riches, but he doesn't want you to amass wealth. He doesn't mind private school for his own children, but he minds it for your children. He doesn't mind eating whatever he wants to eat, but he minds what you eat. He doesn't mind taking that 747 one frivolous trip after another, one self-serving fundraising after another, but he minds what you drive and how much fuel you use. And we can go on and on.
Of course, some animals are also very tasty!  

Karen McQuillan also notes why they go after Ann Romney the way they do...


h/t:  Dan Riehl and Wombat Socho for the History of the USSR!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

“They never told me they were with Obama,” she said. “They were very discreet.”

Unfortunately for those agents,  not discreet enough...


If that were the least of their problems.  Were any of the girls underaged?  The head of Colombia’s Institute for Family Wellbeing, María Rosario Blanco, told Colombian daily El Tiempo the agency will probe the matter... (that seems like a poor way to describe it)

Update:
Drudge Report and ABC reports Secret Service Agents forced out.
Chicken Little has the music link!  
Legal Insurrection:  If this is into the light... Cocaine use?  ¡Ay, caramba!

Mitch Daniels and Rob Portman make the case why they should be Mitt Romney's vice presidential picks...Update: Come on Mitch and Rob, you can be popular!

Thank you: The Doolittle Raid on Tokyo was seventy years ago...

Thank you for all who served...

Seventy years ago today, 16 U.S. Army B29 Mitchell bombers under the command of Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle took off from the deck of the USS Hornet on a mission to bomb Tokyo. This would be the first American strike against the Japanese just 4 months after the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor.  It was essentially a suicide mission as the bombers didn’t have the fuel capacity to complete a round trip back to the carrier. The plan was to complete the bombing run, make it into China and bailout out over territory not yet held by the Japanese.
The raid went generally as planned and all 16 planes were able to drop their bomb loads over Tokyo in broad daylight. Of the 80 crew members, all but 6 survived. One was  killed on bailout; 2 drowned when their plane ditched off the coast of China; 8 were captured by the Japanese and 3 of those were executed by the Japanese.
More history here...
Dan Collins has a post on it too...
Serr8d has a post too...
Airforce Times has a post...

h/t:  The Blogmocracy

Greece II: Spain: Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Save...

Does Barack Obama love dogs?

Hot Dog!  I could eat you up!  
Actually Barack Obama thinks dogs are a bit tough...
Who let the dogs out?  Axelrod did!
Obama loves dogs!  
“Say what you want about Romney, but at least he only put a dog on the roof of his car, not the roof of his mouth.”

Update:  It is going to be a long dry summer and the Dems and their allies will be starting these spot fires all over the place.  The conservative blogosphere will be like smoke jumpers, either putting them out or creating fire breaks with facts such as these.  Because the main stream "drive by" media is in the bag for Obama.

Dogs against Obama...


Update:
The Other McCain:  What do Bernard Archer and Barack Obama have in common?
Legal Insurrection has more...
For Young Obama:  Dogs, it's what's for dinner!
Althouse on the escalating and silly "war on dogs."  Of course it is silly, but the sad part is Alexrod must have profiled grouped this and figured he could hurt Romney with it.  Unfortunately, he forgot about that book written by Bill Ayers Barack Obama.

How about some tweets?


So, to sum up today's canine news: Romney rides with a dog on the roof of his car, Ted Nugent hunts with one, Obama eats them.

Seamus cried, Obama's dog got fried.

THis is why I love the New Media. Finding a quote that Obama ate a dog is something the MSM wld never bother with. Just the Mitt/dog story.
Is there nothing Obama can't chew?
Instapundit reports:  THE REAL MEANING OF DOG-GATE: “It’s amazing how the aptly named ‘Army of Davids’ is able to use the Internet and social media to run with a theme and dominate the popular imagination. We may be seeing the end of an era dominated by ability of Leftist comedians like Jon Stewart, Bill Maher or the cast of SNL to create a false image of a political figure. Perhaps the trashing of Sarah Palin was the high point of their power, just as Watergate was for the MSM. Ridicule is the most potent political weapon. Obama is rapidly looking less and less like a President and more and more like an inept pol who’s also something of a doofus.”

Tweet of the day:


RT @jtLOL: Q: How did @BarackObama get his dog to roll over? A: Um, it's called a rotisserie.