Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Bob Hoskins RIP

RIP

Democrat War on Women Hypocrisy: Meet Joe Biden

Joe Biden decided to play tough guy again, reminiscing how in Scranton (growing up), real men would not tolerate any abuse of women...

Okay, I recognize he was just playing a tough guy.  Joe Biden can't go around kicking the ass of just anyone. But let's ask if he walks the walk so to speak on challenging those who abuse women...

Joe, did you ever challenge Bill Clinton over his abuse of women?  Didn't think so...

Joe, did you ever challenge Ted Kennedy over his abuse of women?  Didn't think so...

How about any of these Democrats?  Did you ever challenge them? No?

Does this show Joe Biden is not a real man?  Just a typical Democrat liar.

Update:
This may have been one of the best SNL skits of all time.  Sums it up nicely.  

Clarence Thomas Hearings

Sen. Joseph Biden.....Kevin Nealon
Anita Hill.....Ellen Cleghorne
Judge Clarence Thomas.....Tim Meadows
Sen. Edward Kennedy.....Phil Hartman
Sen. Howell Heflin.....Chris Farley
Sen. Strom Thurmond.....Dana Carvey
Sen. Paul Simon.....Al Franken
Long Dong Silver.....Chris Rock
 


[ open on interior, Capitol Hill, night ]

Sen. Joseph Biden: [ banging gavel ] Gentlemen! Gentlemen, please! Please! Professor Hill, I want to thank you for your.. patience here today. You've shown remarkable courage throughout your testimony. It couldn't have been easy for you - or any of us - to sit here for the last seven hours and talk about penis size, or large-breasted women having sex with animals, or pubic hairs on soft drink cans, or oral sex, or the black man's sexual prowess, or large-breasted women having sex with animals. But we appreciate your candor. [ rest of committee shake their heads and smile ] And we, uh.. hope we can reschedule you for another session tomorrow.

Anita Hill: Thank you, Senator. [ stands up to leave, bumps into next witness, Judge Clarence Thomas, and quickly walks away from him ]

Sen. Joseph Biden: The committee, at this time, would like to call Judge Clarence Thomas. Judge Thomas? [ Judge Clarence Thomas sits ] Judge Thomas, we're sorry to have to bring you back, but, as you know, some pretty serious allegations have been made by our previous witness.

Judge Clarence Thomas: First of all, I want to say that these proceedings are atravesty!

Sen. Joseph Biden: Mmm-hmm. Well, I understand that. But you did ask Ms. Hill out on a date?

Judge Clarence Thomas: Uh.. yes, I did.

[ the committee whisper amongst themselves at the revealing testimony ]

Sen. Joseph Biden: And she refused?

Judge Clarence Thomas: That's correct.

Sen. Joseph Biden: How did you go about asking her out for this date?

Judge Clarence Thomas: I'm not sure what you mean, Senator.

Sen. Joseph Biden: Well.. did you just go right up and ask her? Or did you have one of her friends tell her that you thought she was cute?

Judge Clarence Thomas: I just walked right up and asked her.

[ the committee whisper amongst themselves ]

Sen. Edward Kennedy: Were you, uh.. were you drunk at the time?

Judge Clarence Thomas: No, I was not.

Sen. Joseph Biden: But she wouldn't go out with you?

Judge Clarence Thomas: No.

Sen. Joseph Biden: Was she aware that, as her boss, you could have her fired?

Judge Clarence Thomas: She must have been.

[ the committee members gasp at the shocking statement ]

Sen. Joseph Biden: And she still didn't go out with you? [ Thomas nods no ] Now, Judge Thomas, there have been charges by Professor Hill that you talked casually with her about graphic scenes in porno movies. Is that true?

Judge Clarence Thomas: Yes, it is.

Sen. Joseph Biden: And.. did that work? Did it break the ice?

Judge Clarence Thomas: No, Senator, it actually offended her.

[ the committee is surprised the tactic didn't work ]

Sen. Howell Heflin: Uh.. what porno movie did you talk about?

Judge Clarence Thomas: Well.. I mainly spoke about a favorite of mine, called "The Hind-Lick Manuever".

Sen. Howell Heflin: That's a good movie, Judge! But do you think hard-core porno is the way to go? Because I feel women prefer softer porn.

Sen. Joseph Biden: Senator Thurmond?

Sen. Strom Thurmond: I agree with Senator Heflin. Yeah, that's right! The women like something with more stories and costumes, that'll transport 'em to another place and time. That's right! Women don't like close-ups of oversized genitalia! That's just nevergonna turn 'em on!

[ committee agrees ]

Sen. Edward Kennedy: A, uh.. another good thing is to get them out on your boat for some reason, because, uh.. because then it's really hard for them to get away.

Sen. Joseph Biden: Do you have a question, Senator Kennedy?

Sen. Edward Kennedy: Uh, yes, I do. Have you ever tried coming out of the bathroom nude, and acting like you didn't know someone was there?

Judge Clarence Thomas: Uh.. no.

Sen. Edward Kennedy: Well, that's too bad. Because that works, too.

Sen. Paul Simon: Um.. Judge? Judge Thomas? Judge Thomas, are you aware of that, uh.. division of our.. government.. known as the, uh.. Criminal Justice, uh.. Department?

Judge Clarence Thomas: Of course I am, Senator!

Sen. Paul Simon: Well, you know when you walk in the main entrance of the Criminal Justice Building.. there's this receptionist with short brown hair?

Judge Clarence Thomas: The, uh.. one at the third desk on the left?

Sen. Paul Simon: No, no. The one at the big, circular desk, uh.. right there in the center there.

Judge Clarence Thomas: Oh, yes - Sandy.

Sen. Paul Simon: Yes. Sandy. Um.. do you think that she'd go out with me?

Judge Clarence Thomas: Well, Senator Simon, not knowing your technique, I feel that it would be unfair for me to prejudge your chances with her.

Sen. Paul Simon: Uh-huh. Uh.. you think it's the bow tie, then?

Sen. Joseph Biden: Senator Simon. Please.

Sen. Paul Simon: Women just don't seem to like the bow tie, do they?

Sen. Joseph Biden: Senator Simon. Please!

Sen. Paul Simon: Uh, sorry. Sorry.

Sen. Joseph Biden: Judge Thomas, I'd like to thank you for your testimony. You've been very forthcoming, and, may I say, it's been an education.

Judge Clarence Thomas: Thank you, Senator. [ stands up and exits ]

Sen. Joseph Biden: The committee calls its next witness. [ black man walks up ] Sir, would you please state your name?

Long Dong Silver: Long Dong Silver.

[ committee members smile and shake their heads ]

Sen. Joseph Biden: Mr. Silver, we apologize for calling you back one more time.. but many of us on the committee are admirers of your work, and.. well, frankly, we could just listen to you all day. Now, we understand you have a statement?

Long Dong Silver: Uh, yes. I do. "Live, from New York, it's Saturday Night!

Matt Yglesias on income inequality and cocktails!
Joe Biden, go kick this Democrat's ass too!
TOM: What sort of militants are they? (this is a real war on women, Joe)

Oregon Heath Plan's website sucks so bad no one could use it and it only cost us $250 million



John Oliver does a great job explaining it…

Duke Ellington's 150 Birthday

It was yesterday and I missed it.  Happy Birthday.

More Carrie Fisher Vintage Star Wars Rule 5

I did a post updating what is happening with the making of Star Wars VII (which is now confirmed to bring back the original cast leads) and figured another Rule 5 post is warranted:  



This is not Carrie Fisher, but what the hell I am putting it in anyway...




Given the age of the original cast, this is sort of close to the truth...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Benghazi Lie: What did the President know and when did he know it?

Drip, Drip, Drip...
Impeachment?  No, impeachment is not going to happen, but congressional hearings absolutely. And Obama is almost done anyway, Hillary and Biden were also just as involved in this travesty.

And his sole legacy is ObamaCare: As TOM notes here it is a slow moving train wreck that is hurting a lot of people in real life (which is why Democrat incumbents are in political danger)

Update:
AoSHQ: The Democrats are losing the public, but not completely yet...
Instapundit: Candy Crowley and the media helped re-elect Barack Obama
Legal Insurrection: The Obama Administration's war on truth about Benghazi...
Prior EBL Posts:
EBL: What difference does it make...
Election 2016 (the Democrats)
Democrats may be worse off in 2014 than 2010...

Douglas Sterling: Banned for Life from NBA, Sell the Clippers

The NBA decided enough is enough...
Rule 5 Raaaaacism
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is disgusted with more than just Stirling...  (Update: I agree with Darcy's comments/post)

I suspect there are a few cities looking to pick up a team (Seattle comes to mind)

Update:
So why the lifetime ban?

(Ex)girlfriend sad over ban, says she did not release the audio…
Riding out on a rail...
UCLA returning enough money to cover Sterling's fine with the NBA
Ben Shapiro: NBA can't legally terminate Stirling's ownership of the team?
Well this should be entertaining.  I have no problem with what the NBA did. I am not saying it is right or wrong, it is a business decision between a club of billionaires. Stirling can sue to enforce his rights. The NBA are a bunch of hypocrites, Stirling is a doddering old jerk of the highest order. They deserve one another.
Sterling says he will sue NBA… 
American Power: Given the taxes if he sells, Sterling may fight the NBA

Democrat bad behavior gets less attention: Illinois State Democrat Representative Keith Farnham faces child porn charges

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has some excellent commentary about Donald Sterling…

That is some well said commentary (read the whole thing)
What bothers me about this whole Donald Sterling affair isn’t just his racism. I’m bothered that everyone acts as if it’s a huge surprise. Now there’s all this dramatic and very public rending of clothing about whether they should keep their expensive Clippers season tickets. Really? All this other stuff I listed above has been going on for years and this ridiculous conversation with his girlfriend is what puts you over the edge? That’s the smoking gun? 
He was discriminating against black and Hispanic families for years, preventing them from getting housing. It was public record. We did nothing. Suddenly he says he doesn’t want his girlfriend posing with Magic Johnson on Instagram and we bring out the torches and rope. Shouldn’t we have all called for his resignation back then? 
Shouldn’t we be equally angered by the fact that his private, intimate conversation was taped and then leaked to the media? Didn’t we just call to task the NSA for intruding into American citizen’s privacy in such an un-American way? Although the impact is similar to Mitt Romney’s comments that were secretly taped, the difference is that Romney was giving a public speech. The making and release of this tape is so sleazy that just listening to it makes me feel like an accomplice to the crime. We didn’t steal the cake but we’re all gorging ourselves on it.
Rush Limbaugh:  Donald Sterling is a typical Hollywood racist--and everybody knew it…
Rule 5 Raaaaacism

Update:
DaTechGuy: The hypocrisy of the NAACP
I agree with Darcy's nuance about Kareem's comments...  I also fully understand why the NBA did what it did. This is sparking a lot of anger with players and fans, they are trying to respond to that. And what Stirling said (while stupid, indefensible, and pathetic) does impact business for all the owners.

h/t: Instapundit 

Star Wars Episode VII: Are they getting the band back together? Confirmed: Yes they are!

Set approximately thirty years after Episode VI so to appropriately age the actors?

Predictions: If it happens, I am going to guess Carrie Fisher will wear underwear this time.

Update:
Cast for Episode VII confirmed...Carrie is in it!



And a little retro vintage Rule 5 is in order…







Eewww, he's your brother! Freak!

After the sibling thing, the Wookie does not seem so weird…


Update:
Given the age of the original cast, this is close to the truth...

Democrats Running for President 2016: Joe Biden has met "literally every" world leader!

Hey, if Hillary flew more miles than any other Secretary of State, Joe Biden has to have met more world leaders.  And it can't just be Hillary and Joe-Joe Biden!

We need Elizabeth Warren on the Warpath too!
Update:
Expect more lamestream media distractions on race and sex: Democrats slip further in the polls, at risk in mid term elections…
Democrats may be worse off in 2014 than 2010...

Monday, April 28, 2014

When even Karl Rove thinks the GOP leadership is screwing up you know it is a bad idea...

Sunny Hostin: CNN Legal Analyst and (alleged) Bet Welcher

Update:
Not good Sunny, no one likes a welcher!  Do the right thing, pay up!

Sunny Hostin has her Wikipedia page updated (appropriately):

CNN Legal Analyst Sunny Hostin has Wikipedia Page Updated to Reflect Reality

Last night somebody brought to my attention that the Wikipedia page for CNN Legal Analyst Sunny Hostin had been updated to reflect her losing debate performance as well as her welshing on our wager. I feel obliged to note that I had nothing whatever to do with this entry, but also that it is entirely factually correct.

Talia Lepson: self hating Jew

This is a follow up to my recent post about Aayan Hirsi Ali's very poor treatment at Brandeis University. TOM noted a student named Talia Lepson who decided to unload on a fellow Pro Israel student.  And you know, never miss a chance for a Rule 5 opportunity, even if Talia is a piece of work...

TOM: Brandeis Brownshirt Talia Lepson Hurls Crude Insults at Pro-Israel Student

"I enjoy discussing politics and going on rants against the patriarchy."




Update:
Talking about self hating Jews:  John Kerry says Israel could be an apartheid state on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Rule 5 Raaaaacism!

Actually more old sugar daddy is made to look a fool…but let the Democrats eat their own.
So Donald Sterling emerges as a pathetic figure: a reverse image of Othello, a doddering old man with a young black mistress who cheats on him. He understands, but asks her not to embarrass him before his friends. He may also be suffering from dementia. For a billionaire, he makes precious little sense on the tape(s). But then, most of us probably wouldn’t make much sense to outsiders if tapes of our domestic arguments were made public… 
This sad domestic drama has become the best evidence the Left can come up with of the ongoing legacy of slavery and discrimination. It merits denunciation by the President of the United States, who locates the old man’s sad story in the grand sweep of history. 
On the tape, Donald Sterling says, “I love the black people.” I can’t vouch for his sincerity, but there is nothing in the DMZ/Deadspin tapes that belies that sentiment. It is telling that this domestic upheaval between an aging billionaire and his gold-digging, disloyal mistress represents the best the Left can come up with to support its claim that racism and the “legacy of race and slavery and segregation” are alive and well. As for Sterling, he is merely collateral damage. That Lifetime Achievement award was almost in his grasp, when he became more useful to the Left as a villain. Something tells me, however, that Stiviano will land on her feet.

Lem's Place: Is it too late for Donald Sterling's side of the story?
Donald Sterling's Past Lefty Praise…
Donald Sterling Democrat

Indiana Pacers forward David West unpacked the historical underpinnings of the octogenarian’s behavior perfectly: “Sterling basically articulated Plantation Politics…Make money off the Bucks/Lay with the Women/No Association in Public good or bad.”




Update:
That the NAACP even considered giving him a "lifetime award" given Donald Stirling was sued for discriminating against blacks and other minorities is a joke.
Just what the NBA needs, another sex scandal: Donald Sterling, the miserly tycoon who owns the Los Angeles Clippers, testified last year that he regularly paid a Beverly Hills woman for sex, describing her as a $500-a-trick "freak" with whom he coupled "all over my building, in my bathroom, upstairs, in the corner, in the elevator."
Victory Girls: People lose their minds over Donald Sterling!
Sterling is worse than Cliven Bundy…
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Rush Limbaugh
DaTechGuy: The hypocrisy of the NAACP
Protein Wisdom

Bathroom Pranks (seems like a pretty good way to break up with someone too)

Not the best bathroom prank of all time.  Rather, I could see her getting some of that flour in her eyes (or ruining the hair dryer).  The toilet prank noted earlier is way better.

Toilet Prank Fail