Wednesday, August 06, 2008

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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Your Natural Truth For Today

“[Obama's meeting] turned out to be his adoration session with lawmakers in the Cannon Caucus Room, where even committee chairmen arrived early, as if for the State of the Union. Capitol Police cleared the halls -- just as they do for the actual president. The Secret Service hustled him in through a side door -- just as they do for the actual president.

Inside, according to a witness, he told the House members, 'This is the moment . . . that the world is waiting for,' adding: 'I have become a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions.'” [emphasis added] --
-Dana Milbank, the Washington Post.

It's Time To Play "SPOT THE RACISM!"

According to prominent leftwing blogger Josh Marshall, the new John McCain ad mocking Sen. Obama's celebrity status (as opposed to any actual qualifications to be president) is racist.

If you haven't seen the ad, please watch it here, and then see if you can SPOT THE RACISM!

(The Obama response ad, which doesn't mention race at all, can be viewed here.)

When you think you've spotted the racism, check your answer here! Good luck.

Oh, and one hint: the answer involves massive levels of stupidity and paranoia. Not much help when it comes to liberals in 2008, I know.

Obama's BFF

Said I handled his biz and I'm one of his favorite rappers
Well give Luda a special pardon if I'm ever in the slammer
Better yet put him in office, make me your vice president
Hillary hated on you, so that b---- is irrelevant

So says Ludacris, who Barack Obama considers a "great talent" and a "great businessman," in his latest (for lack of a better word) song, called "Politics (Obama is Here)."

Last year, Sen. Obama took time from his presidential campaign to meet privately with the "talented" Mr. Cris (or should I call him "Luda," too?) to discuss "empowering America's youth" and to call for the firing of Don Imus over his comments re: "hos." Ludacris was, of course, shocked to hear such demeaning language towards women.

Will Ludacris make Obama's short list for veep? Well, he certainly appears to be ready to take on the GOP in a debate:

You can't stop what's bout to happen, we bout to make history
the first black president is destined and it's meant to be
the threats ain't fazing us, the nooses or the jokes
so get off your ass, black people, it's time to get out and vote!
paint the White House black and I'm sure that's got 'em terrified
McCain don't belong in ANY chair unless he's paralyzed
Yeah I said it cause Bush is mentally handicapped.

Stay classy, Obama supporters...

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Obama and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Idea

Sen. Barack Obama, like his good friend Deval Patrick, supports reparations for slavery. If mainstream news outlets like the Boston Globe-Democrat had any integrity, this would be news. BIG news.

"I consistently believe that when it comes to whether it's Native Americans or African-American issues or reparations, the most important thing for the U.S. government to do is not just offer words, but offer deeds," Obama told a race-based group of journalists.

Alas, none of the "journalists" noticed he was making news. The reason it's news, in my opinion, isn't the obvious "Jesse Jackson Shakedown" aspect of reparations that annoys America's already overburdened taxpayers. Reparations are far worse than that.

Giving money to one group of people based on race--money collected from everyone who is not in that group--would be far more divisive than the worst plot ever hatched in the fevered fantasies of the Aryan Nations. It strikes at the heart of the premise of America: e pluribus unum (which, interestingly, Obama dumped from his self-made presidential seal).

America's not perfect, and her people aren't perfect. Many people think the Great Society welfare programs were a disaster. Others think the same of the Reagan tax cuts and invading Iraq. But the premise of America is, because we all have our say, we're all in this together.

The fundamental premise of reparations is "What do you mean 'we?'"

If Sen. Obama truly wants to tear this nation apart, promote racial division and create the kind of America the Rev. Wright claims we already live in, there is no better strategy than race-based reparations.

Raynham Grocery Store Perv A "No Show" In Court

Remember when Market Basket janitor and alleged perv Valerio Rodriguez got punched in the nose by the father of the kid he was feeling up in the men's room? At the time, the police treated him and the dad equally--both were charged with felonies, neither was arrested.

Most rational people (a category that excludes members of the Massachusetts judiciary) were outraged. How can you set this guy loose? Why are you charging the father? Can't the courts even tell the good guys from the bad guys?

And there was one other question I asked on my show that the cops--and the Boston Globe-Democrat--ignored entirely: Is Rodriguez a crimmigrant? Or, as the Globe-Democrat would call him, an "undocumented janitor?"

We still don't know. But you will no doubt be shocked--SHOCKED!--to read this, courtesy of the Brockton Enterprise newspaper:

"An elderly man accused of groping a boy in a Raynham supermarket bathroom reportedly failed to show for his arraignment Tuesday.

Market Basket janitor Valerio Rodriguez, 71, of Providence faces a felony indecent assault charge after he allegedly reached under a bathroom stall partition and touched a 4-year-old boy’s calf June 1.

A judge at Taunton District Court issued a default warrant for his arrest and added a 'do not release' order to it, said Gregg Miliote, a spokesman for the Bristol County
District Attorney’s Office.

Gee, do you think that maybe Rodriguez didn't show because maybe, just maybe, he's afraid of being deported? And how dumb does it make Massachusetts look that the guy's been arrested for sexual assault, hasn't shown for his court appearance, and we STILL don't know his immigration status!

Oh, and here's the last little bit of good news:

"As of early Tuesday afternoon, Rodriguez had not been located, Miliote said."

John Kerry, Man Of The People

"John Kerry makes me SO thirsty!"

Slightly inebriated people, perhaps, but it's still nice to see our painfully-French junior senator hangin' with the peeps.

Given that he spends most of his time on the Cape bumping people like these off the wait lists at upscale restaurants, this is a step in the right direction for Sen. Liveshot.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Could McCain Really Win This Thing?

Americans by a 2-1 margin believe Obama has the prez race in the bag. But with Obama essentially tied in polls, and underperforming previous Democratic nominees, why is everyone assuming this race is over?

Monday, July 28, 2008

Let's Just Hope They Don't Blame Themselves

UPDATE: Welcome, fellow Michelle Malkin fans. Here's my Boston Herald column on the "Extreme Rake-Over: Taxpayer's Edition" story.

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Meet Patricia and Milton Harper, the latest "victims" of the evil Bush economy, greedy banks and (as yet to be confirmed) a controlled demolition set off by the Israeli secret service.

Their beautiful, 5,500 sq. ft. home in Georgia scheduled to be put on the auction block in early August. They owe $450,000 in mortgages that they are not paying. Poor dears. Then again, they're lucky to be alive.

Regular readers of the Boston Globe-Democrat know that some responsible borrowers are being driven to suicide due to their guilt over not paying their bills. The Globe-Democrat ran a huge story last week when "Taunton mother Carlene Balderrama killed herself an hour and a half before her home had been scheduled to go up for foreclosure auction," as the Globe reported.

In their story, "The Anguish of Foreclosure," the Globe-Democrat reported that Ms. Balderrama was so ashamed of her plight that she hadn't told her husband the bank was foreclosing. The price of call for personal responsibility, according to the Globe-Democrat, is death:

"Bruce Marks, chief executive of the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, said it is not uncommon for homeowners to contemplate suicide when they cannot keep up their mortgage payments. 'What gets us so angry is that people blame themselves,' Marks said. 'They can't see past their sense of responsibility to see the responsibility and the predatory nature of these lenders. The fact of the matter is, unless something dramatic happens, there's going to be more and more people like her taking their lives.'" [emphasis added]

In other words, the subprime crisis is a crisis of hard-working, responsible Americans being driven to suicide by their over-inflated sense of responsibility. If only they'd let someone in government--oh, I dunno, maybe a very junior senator for Illinois, for example--give them billions of other people's money before these excessively-responsible folks to something rash.

The Boston-Globe Democrat followed up that story with an editorial making it clear who is at fault:

"After the 2001 terrorist attacks, the only thing President Bush asked of most Americans was to keep on shopping.

In this context, it's harder to attribute the financial troubles of a family in Taunton or a free-spending mother in Pennsylvania solely to bad decisions or bad luck. Consumers are learning the hard way. What's still needed is a change in the culture of the financial-services industry, and recognition from Congress that there's more to financial regulation than letting the borrower beware."

Got it? Good borrowers, but bad banks, bad Congress and--of course--bad ol' Bush.

One thing that the Globe-Democrat editorial doesn't mention even once (and that the original story dedicated a single sentence to) is that "Court filings show that John Balderrama had a history of financial problems. Three times since 2004, he sought protection from his creditors by filing for bankruptcy, according to court records. When the court dismissed his third bankruptcy filing in 2006, Balderrama was still $45,000 in debt." (thank you, Boston Herald).

Ms. Balderrama's decision to commit suicide is tragic. But to present her as part of a middle-class family who, having never faced financial troubles before the current "crisis," chose to kill herself in shame or desperation is simply not true. Every decent person feels great sympathy for the loved ones she left behind. But does anyone really believe the problem here--or in America in general--is that people feel TOO responsible for their own actions?

Which brings us back to Patricia and Milton Harper (pictured above). They're losing their home--and after working so hard to earn it, too. Well, not quite:

Things couldn't look better three years ago for Milton and Patricia Harper of Lake City, who giddily accepted the keys to a small castle, plus enough money to pay taxes on it for 25 years. Now, the Clayton County house that "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" built is a two-story, turreted example of how things can go wrong. It's in foreclosure.

The Harpers used the house at 5489 Ahyoka Drive as collateral for a $450,000 loan, Clayton County mortgage records show. Records at the law firm handling foreclosures for the lender, JPMorgan Chase Bank, say it is in foreclosure. The four-bedroom house with decorative rock walls and a three-car garage is scheduled for auction on the Clayton County Courthouse steps Aug. 5.

It gets worse (or better, if you share Bruce Mark's world view):

"Beazer Homes' employees and company partners raised a quarter-million dollars in contributions million dollars in contributions for the family. The sum included scholarships for the three Harper children and a home maintenance fund.

The Harpers, whom ABC chose from among 15,000 'Extreme Makeover' applicants, spent the week in Disneyland while 1,800 people swarmed about the site. The family returned to a new home, plus contributions worth about $200,000."

Then they borrowed $450,000 in even more money against the house and are telling their creditors to pound sand. You know--just like so many responsible Americans do.

Here's my question: Who victimized these fine folks? Who's responsible for this outrage?

And if you find out who did--could you try to get them to do the same to me, too?

You Say "Heroes of WWII." Liberals Say "Mass Murderers"

So says uber-liberal and Obama sycophant James Carroll in the Boston Globe-Democrat today.

Even among the die-hard Lefties of the Globe-Democrat, Carroll stands out for his strident anti-Americanism and lingering fondness for the good old days of Stalinism. Intellectually, Carroll is the Michael Savage of the Massachusetts Left: If someone property adjusted his meds, he'd no longer have anything interesting to say.

Which is why I usually treat his Globe-Democrat columns the same way I treat the guy outside the T stop ranting about the coming revenge of the giant lizard people. I avert my eyes and keep walking.

Today, however, my eye fell on a comment about the Americans who fought WWII that was so shocking I couldn't pass by. "Mass murder." And Carroll wasn't talking about the Nazis or imperial Japan.

The premise of Carroll's anti-American screed today is that American military power is a force for evil. Using Sen. Obama's appearance in Berlin as a launching point, Carroll dismisses the "fall of the Berlin Wall" propaganda this way:

Unlike other American politicians who routinely claim that the United States "won" the Cold War, Obama credited the crowd to whom he was speaking near the former site of the Berlin Wall. "When you, the German people, tore down that wall . . . walls came tumbling down around the world." At last, an American leader was crediting the world-historic outbreak of non-violence in 1989 as the political force it was.

This is out-and-out idiocy. The German pacifist movement that marched in the streets protesting Reagan's military challenge to the Soviet Union did nothing to bring down the wall. If Carroll and these "nuke kooks" had gotten their way, 100 million people would be living under Communist tyranny today. The gulags would still be open, advocates of freedom would still be dying at the hands of the Soviet police, and Communism would still be threatening free people around the world.

OK, that's a Globe-Democrat writer being stupid. Big deal. Where Carroll crosses the line into outrageous insult is his declaration that the real story of Berlin isn't the airlift or the defeat of Communism, but rather the alleged war crime America committed by bombing Berlin during WWII. This mass bombing (which helped defeat the Nazis and end the war) made Hiroshima possible. Here's how Carroll puts it:

The strongest rationale for use of the atomic bomb against Hiroshima was that America had already crossed the threshold into mass murder from the air. We crossed it in
America's military in WWII--heroes who defeated fascism? No way! They're "mass murderers" who should have put down their guns and picked up their "Hell, No--We Won't Go!" posters instead. If you want heroes, Carroll believes, you should look to war protesters, not the blood-thirsty savages of the US military.

Carroll is a pacifist, so he has to be this stupid and uninformed in order to maintain his ideology. But the Boston Globe-Democrat is under no obligation to print the slur "mass murder" against men like my grandfather, who fought in Europe and the Pacific against the great evils that cowards like Carroll are too gutless to confront even today.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Your Absolute MUST-READ Of The Day

“A nd it came to pass, in the eighth year of the reign of the evil Bush the Younger (The Ignorant), when the whole land from the Arabian desert to the shores of the Great Lakes had been laid barren, that a Child appeared in the wilderness.

The Child was blessed in looks and intellect. Scion of a simple family, offspring of a miraculous union, grandson of a typical white person and an African peasant. And yea, as he grew, the Child walked in the path of righteousness, with only the occasional detour into the odd weed and a little blow.”

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Obama Uber Alles!

Obama's fellow supporters of socialized medicine, nationalized industries, government gun confiscation, "hate speech" laws, government regulations on food/diet, and smoking bans--all policies of the Third Reich--should feel right at home in Berlin.

Remember, my friends: "Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Obama!"