Thursday, May 31, 2012

A result soon in the John Edwards campaign finance criminal trial? Update: Acquittal on one count, mistrial on five others!

Democrat and former Senator and Vice Presidential Candidate John Edwards is on trial for campaign finance criminal charges.  The jury reached verdict on one count, deadlocked on the remaining five.  Judge orders them to go back and work on those issues.

The Huffington Post has a page of various stories about Edwards' trial.

Mistrail!   Mr. Pretty must be feeling pretty darn good today!
Justice Department unlikely to retry Edwards.

On spending, Romney should run against Obama and Bush...

Choomba! The Magic Bus! Barack Obama revisits his youth!

Separated at Birth: Sacagawea and...?

Shoshone Indian Sacagawea who led
Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery
to Oregon and the Pacific, and had a baby on the way...

Full-of-Baloney Indian Elizabeth Warren
who had high cheek bones, plagiarized recipes, and who
says she nursed her kid during her New Jersey bar exam...
Updated Separated at Birth!
Elizabeth Warren and...

                                                           The Truth 
                                                   (Liz has not found it).


And Elizabeth Warren has done some $#*%...

Not even 1/32nd breed!  Although Liz admits he told Harvard and University of Pennsylvania about it! (even though she also claims it had mouthing to do with them hiring her).  Elizabeth Warren leaves out she told Harvard about her Indian heritage before they hired her full time!  

As Legal Insurrection notes, Elizabeth Warren can't help herself!
Update:  DaTechGuy notes the Indian Wars have returned to Massachusetts...not quite sure this rises to a Deerfield Massacre!   I think a better analogy for this mess might be this...

Liz loves to rail about predatory lenders, but enjoys to flip homes and engage in her own private equity!  
Liz now claiming she will be the first Native American senator in Massachusetts.  Mass has already previously elected a pathological liar and sociopath!  Do they really want to go back to that?  

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Elizabeth Warren 1/32nd Breed!

Barack Obama: The Polish Joke Post

I crack myself up sometimes! 
Q: Have you seen the polish mine detector?   
A1: Yeah, he puts his fingers in his ears and start stamping the ground with his foot. 
A2: Yeah, he starts backing up and waving the metal detector in front of him.

Q: How do you get a one-armed Polak out of a tree? 
A: Wave to him. 

Two Polish hunters were driving through the country to go bear hunting. They came upon a fork in the road where a sign read "BEAR LEFT" so they went home.

These two Polish guys rent a boat and go fishing in a lake. They are amazed at the number of fish that they caught that day, so one says to the other, "We'll have to come back here tomorrow!" The other asks, "But how will we remember where this spot is?" The first guy then takes a can of spray paint, paints an X on the bottom of the boat, and says, "We'll just look for this X tomorrow." The other guy says, "You idiot! How do you know we'll get the same boat?"

Q: How do you tell which is the Groom at a Polish wedding? 

A: He's the one with the CLEAN bowling shirt.

The Other McCain questions whether exposure to Joe Biden has affected Barack Obama's brain...

Obama responds to Polish government demand for apology with meh.

Prometheus Review: Be careful what you wish for...

Doc Watson RIP, playing with Earl and Merle at Doc's home...

Mark Zuckerberg: People who don't tip well suck..and other people remember it.

Mark, take my advice:  Tip.  Tip 20% if the service is good.  I know, it is Italy and you do not have to tip because the 10% service charge is built into the bill (typically).  But that is more Northern Europe and regardless you should tip anyway.

I get you are frugal.  That is commendable and totally fine.  Your bill was 32 euros.  So a generous tip would have been 7 euros?  Best PR you can buy is just being moderately nice.  There is a difference between frugality (which is a virtue) and being cheap (which is a character flaw).  Unless you want to confirm for the world you really are the asshole from the movie.  And from the IPO.

You are no Steve Buscemi either Mark...

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

EBL's Retrospective Film Clip Review...

Somehow this seemed appropriate...

Free Aaron Walker! Update: Aaron let go but seeking assistance...

Aaron Walker is reportedly still in custody.  
Probably wise Robert Stacy McCain 
remains at an undisclosed location...
Just spoke to a source who confirms that witnesses saw Walker led out of the courtroom in handcuffs. Ali Akbar, president of the National Bloggers Club, Tweets:
Will know more on Aaron’s situation at 3:30/4:30pm.
The National Bloggers Club has created to help call attention to the case and to enable “supporters to make financial donations to a relief fund as a show of support.”
More at The Blaze.
Judge Vaughan had read up on the matter, knew Kimberlin’s history of felony convictions, but clearly was technically ignorant of even basic facts about what Twitter is, in one instance point saying “He Googled you 500,000 times” through the Tubes or whatever. The Judge had identified himself, earlier, as being “of the Royal Typewriter Generation,” and at another point, when confronted with the voluminous material from both sides, asked “don’t people have jobs, who reads this stuff?”
Soopermexican and @OlympiaPress has more:
For the Judge’s faults, he really did try to let Walker make his case. When Walker was able to question Kimberlin–not about everything, but merely the facts that had occurred in the last 30 days (which is all that’s relevant in a Peace Order Hearing),it became clear that Kimberlin would unravel under any kind of competent examination. The guy’s story changed 3 times in 5 minutes. First it was that Walker had issued 14k tweets against him–which the Judge assumed were to Kimberlin’s account, and by Walker. Then it was 54 pages of 10 tweets each actually by Walker. Then it was 15k tweets about Muslims or something. 
Walker was also able to introduce for the record–again, Peace Order, it’s only about the last 30 days–Kimberlin’s convictions for bombings from I guess 1980, his revocation of parole in 1998, and even something where Kimberlin was convicted of perjury in 1973… ish. Then, when it came to actual convictions, there was one moment when Kimberlin came up with a defense about the judge being convicted of bribery, so he didn’t feel that those particular verdicts should be discussed, but that turned out to be an unrelated civil matter, and Judge Vaughan then insisted that the convictions remained in the record. 
But, Walker didn’t press the credibility of Kimberlin enough. He was too easily sidetracked by the latter’s machinations, and every time Walker veered off, the Judge got madder.
Here is the Peace Order that Aaron Walker was found to have violated.   Brett Kimberlin has things turned around.  This story is breaking and it is unclear what Aaron Walker was arrested for.  Possibly a judge who did not realize that commentator comments are not attributable to a blog.  Possibly contempt of court.  More updates to come.

Popehat is right:  Don't go into court without competent legal counsel!
Professor Jacobson at Legal Insurrection gives the same sage advice.

I agree with Bob Belevedere this is an outrage.  Ironically this is the sort of thing that could prompt main stream media attention, a conservative blogger getting arrested.  Aaron Walker needs a competent civil rights/constitutional attorney admitted in Maryland and the federal courts to take this case on.  Here is a fund for donations (I am usually hesitant about linking to "fundraising funds" but this one I got via The Other McCain and Ali Akbar).

More links from Instapundit...

Aaron Walker arrested for contempt?  
Gateway Pundit reports Aaron Walker is free but seeking assistance...
DaTech Guy has links.
Sister Toldjah tells us...
Patterico has a more detailed analysis.
Instapundit too.
Volokh has more.   

The debut of Big Brooklyn Style: Good luck Jim and Lisa!

Jim and Lisa Dolan in Redhook, Brooklyn,
with  the Statute of Liberty and New Jersey in the back ground across the harbor
The premire is tonight!  Tuesday, May 29 on TLC.

Great show!  Lisa is a star and a sweetheart.  Jim did well too.  

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Memorial Day

Frontline takes on Jon Corzine: How Corzine steered regulators, twisted the rules, and made a fatal six billion dollar bet...

Now Corzine is just bundling cash for Barack Obama's re-election effort
Frontline:  Jon Corzine's Six Billion Dollar Bet

Zero Hedge explains:
While the sur-realities of just what Corzine and the rest of the MF Global 'traders' did has been extensively discussed here and elsewhere, PBS' Frontline provides the most succinct (and relatively in-depth) documentary on just what occurred from how the corrupt CEO lobbied regulators who had the power to stop his risky bets to the endgame realization of the missing customer money. A narrative, not just of "a bet that went bad," but "a Wall Street morality tale." Must watch! 
The story of Jon Corzine, the former head of Goldman Sachs and political power broker, who took over MF Global in the spring of 2010 with oversize ambition and a passion for risk. But after a massive bet on European debt turned sour, the firm lay in ruins, with more than a billion dollars of customer funds missing.
Why isn't Eric Holder prosecuting Jon Corzine for this?  Good question.  

Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday Night Flashbacks: Cheech and Chong Up In Smoke with special guest Barack Obama!

Barack Obama:  "I highly recommend this movie! "
Although if the U.S. Government catches you with dope you are going to jail.  
Penn Jillette calls Barack Obama on it  (NSFW language warning)...

It is beyond hypocrisy and Penn Jillette is spot on.

Update:  Instapundit on what is the sound of David Axelrod's weekend getting wrecked...

There is hope for Elizabeth Warren to become an Indian...

Ann Althouse seems to have a lot of cow references lately...Update: Ann is live blogging the Wisconsin recall debate!

Growing up Obama: You were punished if you wasted any precious marijuana smoke...

"Without frugality none can be rich, and with it very few would be poor." --Samuel Johnson
JWF has the "dope" on this:
“As a member of the Choom Gang, Barry Obama was known for starting a few pot-smoking trends. The first was called ‘TA,’ short for ‘total absorption.’ To place this in the physical and political context of another young man who would grow up to be president, TA was the antithesis of Bill Clinton’s claim that as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford he smoked dope but never inhaled,” writes Maraniss, author of a biography of the 42 nd president
“When you were with Barry and his pals, if you exhaled precious pakalolo (Hawaiian slang from marijuana, meaning “numbing tobacco”) instead of absorbing it fully into your lungs, you were assessed a penalty and your turn was skipped the next time the joint came around. “‘Wasting good bud smoke was not tolerated,’ explained one member of the Choom Gang, Tom Topolinski, the Chinese-looking kid with a Polish name who answered to Topo.” 
Obama also made popular a pot-smoking practice that the future president and his pals called “roof hits.” When they smoked in the car, they rolled up the windows, and “when the pot was gone, they tilted their heads back and sucked in the last bit of smoke from the ceiling,” Maraniss writes.
I only wish Barack Obama was as careful with our precious tax dollars as he was with his "precious pakalolo!"

Buzz Feed's guide for smoking with Obama...
Now this is an insight into Barack's character:  He bogarted the joints and managed to take extra hits!

Barack Obama's position is way beyond hypocrisy as Penn Jillette points out...
Instapundit on what is the sound of David Axelrod's weekend getting wrecked...
More on Obama's wild times at Punahou High (emphasis on the high) and Occidental too.  

Brett Kimberlin #BrettKimberlin

Who is Brett Kimberlin?
Brett Kimberlin is an American leftist political activist, convicted felon, and ex-convict.[1]
In 1981, Kimberlin was convicted of a series of bombings that took place in Speedway, Indiana in 1978. When Kimberlin was arrested, authorities found timers in his possession matching the ones used in the bombs. [1][2]

Kimberlin had previously been convicted of charges including conspiracy in an international drug smuggling ring and impersonating a federal officer.[2][3]

Kimberlin was the subject of a 1996 book by journalist Mark Singer which revisited the story of Kimberlin's unsubstantiated claims to have sold Dan Quayle marijuana in the 1970s. [1][2][3][4]

Since being released from prison, it has been reported that Brett Kimberlin's activities have been funded by various left leaning groups, including the George Soros funded Tides Foundation; wife of Senator John Kerry, Teresa Heinz; and Barbara Streisand.[5] Andrew Breitbart warned about Brett Kimberlin via Twitter in October 2011.[6]

Brett Kimberlin has been involved in numerous civil lawsuits. [7] It has been alleged that Mr. Kimberlin pursues civil lawsuits to intimidate and cause harm to people he disagrees with.[8] Kimberlin has been accused of harassing and threatening other journalists and bloggers, including Robert Stacy McCain, Aaron Walker, and Patrick Frey. [9] This matter has been been recently addressed by numerous bloggers. [10] Kimberlin was alleged to have plotted murder to cover his crimes. [11] This is an example of the left's ideology that tolerates such behavior. [12]

And when free speech is threatened, free speech is the cure. Or as Louis Brandeis said, "Sunlight is the best disinfectant."


Patrick Frey (aka Patterico) of Patterico's Pontifications has a chilling story on how he believes Kimberlin associates made a false 911 call to the police, reporting a murder in progress at Frey's home. Police arrived, guns drawn. This could have resulted in Patterico/Frey being killed. The likely motivation was Frey's association with Andrew Breitbart. [13]

Here are some additional highlights and court excerpts of Brett Kimberlin's past. [14] The Other McCain is encouraging bloggers to post and link on May 25, 2012. [15] All American Blogger (update:  Instapundit, Dan Riehl, and Protein Wisdom) have numerous links and references to other blogs on this topic. [16] Sister Toldjah has her post on the topic today with links. [17] All American Blogger also has an interview with Robert Stacy McCain regarding recent events with Brett Kimberlin. [18]  Michelle Malkin has a letter from an Indiana reader about Brett Kimberlin.  [19]  The Blaze has more.  [20]  Jeff Goldstein at Protein Wisdom reports on a suspicious email that appear to be attempt to intimidate him. [21]  Radley Balko at The 
Agitator has more. [22]

Michelle Malkin has links on who may be funding Brett Kimberlin, including possibly the U.S. State Department? Instapundit also has links.  [23] Why this #BrettKimberlin thing matters. [24] PJ Tattler asks, why does George Soros' name pop up when dirty tricks are involved (and this g
oes well beyond your typical dirty trick). And will Kimberlin sell out his Progressive friends? [25]

World's Only Rational Man calls Kimberlin out. [26]

1.  Calabresi, Massimo (2007-01-05), "The Wizard of Odd". Time.
2.  "Speedway bomber gets sentence of 50 years"(1981-12-31), The Madison Courier (Madison, Ind.): pp. B3. 
4.   Megan Harlan (1996-12-20), Citizen K: The Deeply Weird American Journey of Brett Kimberlin (1996), Entertainment Weekly.
5.   Matthew Vadum (2012-05-17), Nonprofit of terrorist bomber receives Tides Foundation funding, Capital Research Center.
6.  Andrew Breitbart (2011-10-18), Twitter; see also, Diary of Dadleus (2012-05-24), Ties between Charles Johnson and Brett Kimberlin?
7.  Brett Kimberlin (search 2012-05-24), Google Scholar Page.
9.  Michelle Malkin (2012-05-23), Free Speech Blog Burst,; see also, Glenn Reynolds (2012-05-23), Instapundit; see also, Rosslyn Smith (2012-05-24), The Left and Con Men, American Thinker; see also, Bob Belevedere, (2012-05-04), The Camp of the Saints; see also, Robert Stacy McCain (2012-05-21), Never Doubt that God Answers Prayers, The Other McCain; see also, Robert Stacy McCain (2012-05-24), Kimberlin is a lying felon who can't stop lying (paraphrasing Jimmie Bise, Jr.), The Other McCain. 
10.  The following list of bloggers via Michelle Malkin:
Instapundit Glenn Reynolds
The American Thinker
Walter Olson at Overlawyered
Blazing Cat Fur
Donald Douglas at American Power
The American Catholic
The Lonely Conservative
Kathy Shaidle at Five Feet of Fury
Nice Deb
Sundries Shack
PJMedia Tatler
Dan Riehl
Film Ladd
The Coalition of the Swilling
Richard Fernandez
Legal Insurrection
Daley Gator
The Camp of the Saints
Wake Up America
Darth Chipmunk
Zilla of the Resistance
Lady Liberty 1885
Goldfish and Clowns
Small Dead Animals
Yid with Lid
Evil Blogger Lady
Israel Matzav
Lisa Graas
Bob Owens
12.  Jeff Goldstein (2012-05-23), Protein Wisdom.
13.  Patterico (2012-05-25), Convicted Bomber Brett Kimberlin, Neal Rauhauser, Ron Brynaert, and Their Campaign of Political TerrorismPatterico's Pontifications; see also, Jim Geraghty (2012-05-25), Why are SWAT teams being used as tools of harassment?, The Campaign Spot, National Review.
14.  Blog about Brett Kimberlin Day (2012-05-25), Pope Hat.
15.  Robert Stacy McCain (2012-05-25), The Other McCain.
16.  All American Blogger (2012-05-25); see also, Glenn Reynolds (2012-05-25), Instapundit; Dan Riehl (2012-05-25), Brett Kimberlin, Riehl World View; Darleen Click (2012-05-25), Free Speech Blog Burst, Protein Wisdom.
17.  Sister Toldjah (2012-05-25), Standing in Support of those targeted by #BrettKimberlin, Sister Toldjah.
18.  All American Blogger (2012-05-25), Interview with Robert Stacy McCain, All American Blogger.
19.  Michelle Malkin (2012-05-25), Letter from and Indiana reader about Brett Kimberlin,
20.  Tiffany Gabbay (2012-05-25) You need to know about Brett Kimberlin, The Blaze; see also, Memorandum linking track (2012-05-25),; Dan Riehl (2012-05-25), List of Bloggers Participating (updated), Riehl World View; Duane Lester (2012-05-25),Who is Brett Kimberlin and biggest link around evah, All-American Blogger, linked by, Bad Blue (2012-05-25).
21.  Jeff Goldstein (2012-05-25), Attempt to intimidate?, Protein Wisdom.
22.  Radley Balko (2012-05-25), Blog about Brett Kimberlin, The Agitator.
23.  Michelle Malkin (2012-05-25), Who is funding Brett Kimberlin,; Glenn Reynolds (2012-05-25), Links on Brett Kimberlin funding, Instapundit.
24.  Jimmie Bise, Jr. (2012-05-25), Why this #BrettKimberlin things matters, The Sundries Shack.
25.  PJ Tattler (2012-05-13), Why does George Soros name pop up?, Pajama Media; see also, Dan Riehl (2012-05-25),Why The Brett Kimberlin Story Is A Bigger Problem For Progressives Than You May Realize, Riehl World View.
26.  World's Only Rational Man (2012-05-25), You are not a terrorist, Brett Kimberlin, World's Only Rational Man; see also, Joy McCann, Ulitmate Brett Kimberlin Rant, Little Miss Attila.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I know I should not joke about this, but...

Joe Biden: Plumbers and Mitt Romney not qualified to be President! Update: Maybe someone else not qualified...?

But "community organizers" and attorneys are?

Anyway, doesn't Romney have an MBA and a law degree?  I mean beyond his irrelevant private equity business experience and being a governor...

h/t:  Sweetness & Light

Tan, rested, ready?
Splitting hairs?  
Instapundit has more...
Ace has an Onion classic...

h/t:  Drudge Report

Rabbis about to throw Debbie Wasserman Schultz out of the Temple?

Debbie Wasserman Schultz
was not reached for comment...
Mazel Tov!

The Left's War on Women: It is open season on conservative women

Neil Gaiman gives a decent commencement speech...

Barack Obama and Jon Corzine: Best Friends Forever!

Is Rob Portman going to be Mitt Romney's vice president choice?

I would prefer Paul Ryan...but maybe.
This may be the deciding factor:  Ohio is probably (for all practical purposes) a must win for Republicans.  Wisconsin is not.   While I think this projection is overly optimistic for Barack Obama and too harsh on Mitt Romney, it has Obama winning on electoral votes (and Romney losing Ohio and Virginia).  Of course, I doubt a Portman pick guarantees an Ohio win any more than a Ryan pick would guarantee a Wisconsin win.

What Paul Ryan has going for him is it would be a clear signal to conservatives that Romney is serious about spending reform.  And that would encourage conservatives and Tea Party voters around the country.  Paul Ryan can also defend his position when the predictable attacks come from the left.

Rob Portman has been an establishment Republican when it comes to fiscal restraint.  And that establishment GOP nonsense is not going to cut it with conservatives.

Imagine that! Donald Trump thinks he is most qualified to be Romney's Veep.

Winston Churchill was more American Indian than Elizabeth Warren?

Was Winston Churchill more American Indian than Elizabeth Warren?
Actually it was probably a family legend and not actually true...
But unlike Elizabeth Warren, Winston Churchill 
never got a job over fake Indian claims!
Sorry, that Iroquois thing is not enough.
Deported by Obama
Chances are neither Elizabeth Warren or Winston Churchill are decedents of American Indians.  Although Elizabeth Warren does have an American Indian connection that Winston Churchill does not:  Winston Churchill did not have relatives who rounded up the Cherokee for the Trail of Tears and I am pretty sure Churchill did not plagiarize recipes for Pow Wow Chow.

h/t:  The Corner

Update:  (Corner comment of the day)

   05/23/12 15:02
Vote up!
Well he did love his firewater.

I hope Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter is good...

Maybe it will be better than Cowboys and Aliens...

As far as the South being labeled a bunch of Vampire lovers, you have Anne Rice and The Southern Vampire Mysteries (aka True Blood) to blame for that.
It is not like other parts of the country don't have their burdens to bear... 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Prometheus opens in June 2012 (with possible spoilers in links)

Did George W. Bush have higher SAT scores than Barack Obama?

Iranian Top General calls for "the full annihilation of Israel"

Maj. Gen. Hassan Firouzabadi, Armed Force Chief of Iran, calls for the full annihilation of Israel...
But apparently Maj. Gen. Hassan Fizouzabadi's hated of the Jews is based on his being portrayed poorly in the Borat movie.  That and he thought Borat really wanted to throw Jew down the well.  

Related:  North Carolina Pastor calls for gays to be put behind electrified fences till they "die out."   At least he does not have an army and potentially nuclear weapons.

More Democratic Party hypocrisy: Bain Capital raping companies? How soon we forget when Democrats get involved in Wall Street matters. Mr. Holder, what is happening with Jon Corzine?

Rape of the Sabine Women: Pablo Picasso; Intervention of the Sabine Women: Jacques Louis David

Pablo Picasso, 1962-63
Intervention of the Sabine Women, Jacques Louis David, 1799

The Master, a new film by Paul Thomas Anderson

Monday, May 21, 2012

Robert Stacy McCain and his family flee for safety. Credible threats from leftist terrorist and convicted felon Brett Kimberlin. Update: More need to speak out on this and thanks to those who have done so.

Who is Brett Kimberlin and why should we care...
Stacy McCain has left their home in Maryland due to threats from felon and leftist terrorist Brett Kimberlin.  The financial burden of this to Robert Stacy McCain (beyond the obvious stress of the situation) is enormous.  This is how the radical left rolls, by intimidation and thuggery.  If you can help Stacy, hit his tip jar.  Instapundit on The Other McCain's reporting.

Update post from Robert Stacy Mccain (from an undisclosed location)

Here is some more from (there are more but here are some):
Zilla of the Resistance
Richard Fernandez
Legal Insurrection
The Right Sphere
American Power
Bob Belevedere
The Virginian
Darlene Click
Da Tech Guy
Jimmie Bise
Dan Collins
PJ Tattler
Hot Air

Update:  Dan Riehl says Kimberlin is going down.  Dan Riehl is probably right that the risk is not likely, but if your family gets threatened do you take the chance (even if it is remote)?  There is no right answer here.  Each person has to make that decision on their own.

Update II:
Thanks for the link and welcome Small Dead Animal readers.

Update III:
More Da Tech Guy and the silence of the media...
Goldfish and Clowns  (a call out to others)
More Instapundit
Michelle Malkin
Jeff Goldstein

Who is Brett Kimberlin...

2012 Presidential Election Interactive Map: Romney has a tough fight ahead

*The above map assumes Romney wins Indiana
2012 Presidential Election Interactive Map:
  • Romney has to win every state John McCain won in 2008 (now worth 180 electoral votes due to redistricting).  He should be able to do this.  
  • Romney has to win back traditional GOP states (that Obama took in 2008) of Indiana*, North Carolina, and Virginia (worth 39 electoral votes).  Indiana and North Carolina (at least today) would vote for Romney over Obama.  Virginia will be tougher.  
  • Romney has to win the battle ground states of Ohio and Florida  (worth 47 electoral votes).   
VotesRemainingMust Win (for 270)
 Democrats21753PA,WI,CO,IA,NV,NH1 Winning Combination »
 Republicans2664--6 Winning Combinations »
New! Ties
  • Romney has to win one more toss up state to push him over 270 electoral votes.    
You can go on the link and try your own combinations.

Michael Medved offers disaster scenerios if Romney wins electoral votes but loses the popular vote to Obama.  To some extent that is future tripping.  At this point Romney cannot assume any state is won.  There are other reasons for Romney to visit some of these blue states.

Update:  Don't be over confident.  Daily Kos is likely correct on some of these state numbers.