Sunday, March 15, 2009

Hot Reads: 5 Links You Might Have Missed


It's the campaign that never ends...Obama to attack GOP, again.

Team Obama has a new strategy, since by their own admission, the distraction created by attacking Rush Limbaugh didn't work as well as they had hoped, they are now Launching a new Advertising campaign to pigeon hole Republicans as the "Party of No" while selling Obama's Bloated Budget to the American People. Even though the Democratic controlled Congress and the Democratic President were able to easily pass into Law the "Generational Theft Act of 2009" Twice, even with Republican resistence. Team Obama and the DNC have formed a Committee including my Part Time Governor Tim Kaine, and will be airing Commercials mocking Republicans' for their efforts to protect Tax Payers.... Someone tell Obama the next election isn't for 3 years or so, and until then He will Actually have to Perform the Duties of President....

It's a Bird, It's a Plane..It's Michelle Obama!
Coming in April... a Michelle Obama comic book, capturing her rise to the White House, as part of their "Female Force" series honoring American Women. Previous honorees include Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin, both of which resulted in Sold Out issues....Wonder if Michelle the Super Hero will be "Proud of her Country"....

Shocker! Ginsburg Hints At Opening in Supreme Court

Who didn't see this coming? Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Friday that the Court might be posing for a new picture "soon", something that is only done when a new Justice is appointed. The article hints at a possible replacing as many as three of the current "Liberal" judges under the current administration, so as to keep the "balance" on the Court...

Obama-Car About to Be Repossessed
The Chicago Sun Times is reporting, an Artist in Florida who painted her car to be a rolling representation of her Obama Love is about to be repossessed. The woman admits to not having made payments since late 2008, and when asked about what she thought President Obama's reaction to her current financial situation would be..."He'd say, 'I'm too busy. Let me solve the world's problems,'" she said." Well, I think she's got the first half right...

Malkin on Meghan McCain

Earlier this week, I posted an entry highlighting my frustrations with the Paris Hilton of the RNC, Meghan McCain. Michelle Malkin has a post up this morning, "The Trouble with Meghan McCain" where Malkin takes McCain to task for her recent public support of British VJ, Russell Brand. You might remember him, he's the one who Begged America to Vote for Barack Obama....

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Hot Reads: 5 Must See Links


You remember Joe Biden...

Evidently, they brought Joe Biden out of the media proof room they've been hiding him in, for a few moments, and as ABC News Jake Trapper reports, it didn't take long for him to say something inappropriate. Seems our new Vice President likes the "F-word" as much as our old Vice President. Who could forget the infamous footage of Dick Cheney dropping the F-bomb on the Senate floor? Some how I doubt the OLM will find Biden's gaffe (the 48th since taking office, by Trapper's count) to be as "newsworthy"....

Women of the Congo Speak Out

In this country we are told that the #1 problem facing Women is that Abortion on demand is not available. Reading the stories of the Women who survive in the Congo, make our issues in this country seem as trite as they really are. The article highlights a UN campaign to remove the taboo about speaking about sexual violence and rape in the war torn region, designed to encourage Women to tell their stories of survival, including one Woman that only lived through an attack on her family, because they thought she was Dead.

Katie Couric Wins Award for Palin interview?

No, not from the DNC directly, from another Media group, try to contain your surprise, but Ed Morrisey over at HotAir reported this morning that, "Katie Couric won USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center’s Walter Cronkite Award for her interview with Sarah Palin" (Editor's note: Every think you'd see all those names in the Same sentence?) According to the article Mr. Morrisey links to, "She was given the award for Special Achievement for National Impact on the 2008 Campaign." Oh, Katie Couric had an Impact on the Campaign alright, she Biased half of America against Sarah Palin. The only award the affable Eva Braun deserves for her interview with Governor Palin is for Best Editing....

Obama Rids Gitmo of Enemy Combatants, Whew!

The Pinkelephantpundit, Tabitha Hale wants you to know you can Relax, because there are No more enemy combatants, at least we're not allowed to call them that anymore. The Obama administration announced yesterday, that term would no longer be used to describe the "Detainees" (see how much better that sounds?) at Gitmo. I'm sure we don't want to hurt their self esteem....

Mr. Obama, Leave My Cheeseburger Alone
I have a feeling that my occasional craving for a Big Mac is about to become a Criminal offense. Obama announced in his weekly radio address: "Protecting the safety of our food and drugs is one of the most fundamental responsibilities government has," about creating his Food Safety Panel at the FDA. I know you are stunned, Obama has found a way to enlarge an already bloated government agency, but Dear Leader wants us to eat our Vegetables. I ask this all the time on Twitter, but What Doesn't Obama think is a "fundamental responsiblity of Government"? I think even Liberals should start to question The One, when they are no longer allowed their six dollar Lattes, because they contain too much caffeine...

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Hot Reads: 7 Links Shouldn't Miss


Obama: Okay so maybe I exaggerated a little on that whole Economic Crisis thing..
Just incase you missed the Screaming Drudge headline, Barack Obama said the Greatest Economic Crisis of Our Time isn't as bad as he made it out to be....Okay what he said was the "crisis isn't as bad as WE think." You want to know what I think, Mr. President? I think someone finally told you it's not a good idea for the Leader of the Free World, to go on TV everyday and Panic the public and the markets...I hope you listen to them...

Democrats Gave At the Office
Ann Coulter takes on the Democrats for their Hypocritical approach to "Charitable Giving" which apparently amounts to paying their taxes, but what Ms. Coulter wants to know is..."Are Hope and Change Still Tax Deductible?"

No Heroes In Hollywood?
If you are like me and can't bring yourself to pay a dollar to sit through another Anti-American "military" movie or Action flick then you need to swing by Big Hollywood where one contributor eloquently voices his greivances about the demonization of America in Movieland.

Black Women Being Ignored?
Breitbart is reporting that "Black Women are in No Mood to be ignored by the Mainstream Media" I can't say for sure, but it appears he's reprinted a Press Release from on very irritated group of Black Women. They want you to know, They ARE Mad as Hell, but NOT at Barack Obama. The ladies reference but do not name a OLM source that allegedly said Black women were unhappy with Barack. And that's just not true... They Heart Barack.

Rove to Team Obama: Grow Up
Karl Rove has done a pretty good job thus far of not Gloating over all the Team Obama mistakes, that's apparently all over now. Rove wrote a pointed piece for the Wall Street Journal, outlining all the embarrassing moves the President and his team have made recently....and more importantly Rove tries to explain Why.

Water Making PA Town Sick
Rueters is reporting that a small town outside Philly has registered complaints of varing stomach maladies, with all signs pointing to the recent drilling boom for Natural Gas. I mean everyone can light their tap water on fire can't they? What does Fast Eddie Rendell have to say about all of it "We are very scrupulous about whether it will have an effect on the groundwater," Governor, can you define scrupulous?

Ungrateful Useless UN
One of the Bloggers over at Politics and Critical Thinking, typed through gritted teeth about the UN Secretary General calling the United States "Deadbeats" during an address earlier this week.

Hot Reads: 5 Links You Must See

Today's Hot Reads

Will Justice finally come to Bill Ayers?
The San Franscico Police Union apparently got tired of Bill Ayer's "Mock the Vote Tour" and have Publicly accused Bill Ayers for the killing of a fellow officer in 1970, according to the Ayers has said repeatedly he doesn't regret his actions and wishes they would have done more...

Maybe not the Best Interview evah, but funny..
Andrew Breitbart called this interview with Thadeus McCotter the "Best interview by a Congressman ever", that might be an overstatement but the Republican from Michigan certainly appears more human and humorous than most in DC.

Obama Gaffe Blog?
I knew the RNC had a Joe Biden Gaffe clock going during the election season, but just today I came across a blog that is dedicated to tracking Obama's "gaffes" only some of them are more like Lies.....

Free Elections for another Year?
The Iowa Independent is reporting that Chuck Grassley said "Check Card" isn't happening under his watch, apparently Grassley has said the Votes are there for the Republicans to Filibuster this Heavy Handed Union Power grab bill... Let's hope he is right.

and finally...

Carvelle Wanted Bush to Fail on 9/11
This actually broke yesterday, but shockingly, I haven't seen any OLM coverage of it. Allahpundit over at Hotair, has the story of what America wasn't supposed to know...about Democratic Strategist James Carvelle's September 11th Press Conference, called to announce their desire for George W. Bush to Fail...(honestly, Mary Maitlin must be some kind of saint...)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Lessons from The Ant and The Grasshopper

You've heard the fable about the Ant and the Grasshopper, it's the one that is supposed to teach you the Value of hard work and the need to save for a 'rainy day'. Well it occurred to me the other day, that under the current Government, that Fable no longer really holds water. Proving that it's very difficult to have a Truly original thought, when I started "researching" (and by researching I mean 'Googling') this topic, I found that I was a few years behind the curve...

The Ant and Grasshopper, on of Aesop's Fables was originally recorded in Greek, but has since be translated into many languages, as has the meaning and moral changed through out the years. Even in the early versions the ending seemed to soften over the years...

1484 Of the Ant and of the sygale
And therfore there is one tyme for to doo some labour and werk / And one tyme for to haue rest / For he that werketh not ne doth no good / shal haue ofte at his teeth grete cold and lacke at his nede

Okay, clearly we don't speak or write like this anymore, but you get the idea. "For he that worketh No, He Does No Good. And if he's a Do-Nothing, He's going find himself cold, starving and on his own." Pretty clear message. Notice anything different from the story you've probably been told? Maybe you'll catch it in the 1894 Version:
When the winter came the Grasshopper had no food and found itself dying of hunger, while it saw the ants distributing every day corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer. Then the Grasshopper knew:

It is best to prepare for the days of necessity.

Figure out what's different? The Ant doesn't step in and help out the Grasshopper. The moral of the story is Work hard, save up, so you can take care or yourself. It wasn't until the 1930's when Disney got their hands on the story that the popular "happy" ending, where the Ant offers the Grasshopper a helping hand is added to the tale. I think you can see where I'm going with this...

The Original Political re-write was done by Jim Quinn in the 1990's...enjoy!

The Original
The ant busts his ass in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks he's a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter so he dies out in the cold.

The New Liberal Version

It starts out the same but when winter comes the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others are cold and starving. CBS, NBC, and ABC show up and show pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to film of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.

America is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can it be, in a country of such wealth that this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so? Then a representative of the NAAGB (The National Association of Green Bugs) shows up on Night Line and charges the ant with "Green Bias" and makes the case that the grasshopper is the victim of 30 million years of greenism. Kermit the frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper and everybody cries when he sings "It's Not Easy Being Green."

Bill and Hillary Clinton make a special guest appearance on the CBS evening news and tell a concerned Dan Rather That they will do everything they can for the grasshopper who has been denied the prosperity he deserves by those who benefited unfairly during the summer, or as Bill refers to it, the "Temperatures Of The 80's".

Finally the EEOC drafts the "Economic Equity and Anti-Greenism Act" RECTRO-ACTIVE to the beginning of the summer. The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and having nothing left to pay his Retro-Active taxes, his home is confiscated by the government.

The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last bits of the ant's food while the government house he's in....which just happens to be the ant's old house.... crumbles around him since he doesn't know how to maintain it. The ant has disappeared in the snow. And on the TV; which the grasshopper bought by selling most of the ant's food, Bill Clinton is standing before a wildly applauding group of Democrats announcing that a new era of "Fairness" has dawned in America.

Well that certainly does seem a little more realistic than Aesop's version in today's political environment. Mr. Quinn may have been wildly ahead of his time...

In 2003, not to be out done, one of the most famous black female authors, Toni Morrison brought the World her version of the legendary tale. Apparently Ms. Morrison thought that the Grasshopper has gotten a bad rap for all these years, as a lazy do nothing. In her book "Who got Game, the Ant or the Grasshopper?", the Grasshopper was an Artist who inspired the Ant to work by playing him music.

A synopsis of Morrison's Fable provided by Barnes and Noble:

In "Who's Got Game?: The Grasshopper or the Ant?," Kid A, the ant, and Foxy G, his grasshopper pal, don't see eye-to-eye on their work ethic. But Grasshopper's artistic dreams may have listeners pondering what it means to give and take.

Well there you have it. You can't Have Dreams and Work Hard, silly. If you are a hard worker, you must be too stupid to have dreams or to be artistic. And Artistic people just Can't work, it destroys their creative flow, dontcha know? ;) Nevermind that this country was built on the back of the Worker Ants, you know the one's that buy the Art?

Why am I not surprised to find a Liberal rewritting the story, to make a Victim out of the Lazy grasshopper?

Leave it to my girl, Michelle Malkin to bring this classic tale to life in 2008, in a September column inspired by the first round of Bail-out Mania...unfortunately it's even more true today...

The Ant and the Grasshopper 2008 Edition by Michelle Malkin

In a meadow on a hot summer’s day, a Grasshopper was chirping and carousing his time away. He watched scornfully as an Ant nearby struggled to store up large kernels of food and build a secure nest. The Ant pulled overtime shifts to pay off his loans and accumulate retirement funds for the future.

“Give it a rest,” the Grasshopper said. “Why bother saving and slaving and toiling and moiling? Let’s party!” The Ant demurred: “I am planning ahead for winter and you should do the same.” The Grasshopper blew off the Ant, squandered his supplies the rest of the season, and abandoned his home while on vacation (paid for by tapping every last cent of his home equity gain) instead of holding down a job.

When winter came, the Grasshopper’s pantry was empty and his shelter ruined from neglect. The Ant, weary from planting, harvesting, and stocking up for months, was dining comfortably in his nest.

Cold, hungry, jobless, facing foreclosure, and up to his two pairs of eyeballs in debt, the Grasshopper limped to the Association of Community Winged Insects for Rescue Now and demanded recourse. The office was swamped with thousands just like him. ACWIRN immediately put the Grasshopper to work registering dead ants as new voters.

Funded with tax dollars from the rest of the meadow’s residents, ACWIRN organized mass protests at the Bank of Antamerica, ambushed its top officials at their private homes, harassed their children, and demanded that the meadow’s politicians halt all foreclosures (”We must keep Grasshoppers in their houses!”) and outlaw discriminatory lending practices against starving, homeless Grasshoppers (”Well-stocked shelters are basic insect rights!”)

The banking industry capitulated; the Orthoptera Lobby secured hundreds of millions of dollars in housing earmarks and grants and counseling subsidies to support the Grasshoppers with the shadiest credit and employment histories. Antie Mae, the meadow’s government-backed home lending giant, fueled the push for increased insect homeownership in the name of biodiversity. Its executives cooked the books and headed for the hills. Katie Cricket and the Mainstream Meadow Media joined the grievance-for-profit circus, profiling Grasshopper sob stories and drumming up ratings as bewildered Ants wondered who was looking out for them.

The banks drowned in toxic debt. More Grasshoppers fell behind on their mortgage payments. Bailout mania and panic gripped the meadow.

Our little Ant, minding his own business, heard a knock on his door one late winter night a year later. It was his old, sneering Grasshopper neighbor. With ACWIRN’s presidential candidate, Barack Cicada, now in office, the Grasshopper had been hired by the meadow as a tax collector.

“I’m here to take your provisions,” the Grasshopper cackled.

But it was the Ant who had the last laugh. “I’ve learned my lesson,” he told his shiftless friend. “Why bother saving and slaving and toiling and moiling? I’ve spent all my savings. I’m walking away from my mortgage. Thrift is for suckers,” the Ant said as he headed out the door, leaving the Grasshopper empty-handed.

While I realize that most of my readers are more like the hard working, Ant. Michelle Malkin brings up the crucial point, with 401K's dropping over 50% in some cases, Taxes going through the roof, and Pres. Obama spending our Money faster than He can steal it from our Paychecks.. How long do you think it will be before all the Worker Ants of America, say "Screw it." I'm going to chill with the Grasshopper?

7 "Hot Reads": Links You Need to See

Decided to try something new this morning, "Hot Reads",links to articles and columns that you can look to, if you're under pressure to find cool info in a short time. I'll try and deliver some unique links, that you might not find elsewhere. Feel free to send me ideas if you want me to continue this....I can't wait to hear what you think...

Today's Hot Reads

Doug Patton over at lays it out in plain language in his column, "GOP Will Gladly Take Rush, If the Dems Claim Soros"

So maybe the Brits are starting to think Bush wasn't so Bad after all...The Times UK reports that it's "incredibly difficult" to communicate with Obama Administration.

GatewayPundit answers the Question: What ever Happened to all those people who orchestrated the "Troopergate" Hoax?

Liberal Icon, Camille Paglia is fed up with Obama's "posse of smirky, smart alecs".... and is the second in so many days to warn Obama about becoming a One Term President

North Carolina, Democrat Charlie Albertson wants to "Socialize" Athletics and enforce a Ban on All athletics in underperforming school districts, Maybe Albertson's never heard of an Athletic Scholarship, I bet the kids in those neighborhoods have.

Kyle-Ann Shiver, one of my favorite contributors over at American Thinker, works on some Campaign slogans for 2012, including "I'll have a whack at it." and one that I think has real potential with the Youth Vote: "Obama lied; hope died" in her column that wonders "Voters Obama Follie Coming Home to Roost"

And this last one really gets me in the Heart, as a Hip Hop Fan myself. The Insider at the LA Times takes on the bizarre new twist in the Rhianna and Chris Brown fiasco. The two are reportedly going to record a Duet about the night that Chris Brown Beat Rhianna in His Car, "to capitalize on the emotions" of the two. This is not Romantic, This is Domestic Violence.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Are Meghan McCain's 15 Minutes Up Yet?

Meghan McCain is following in her father's Media darling footsteps, by doing what the OLM loves Republicans to do criticize the party. Once again Meghan McCain, the RNC's own Paris Hilton, takes great pride in being called a RINO.... Only by her own admission, she was never really a Republican in the first place... Now the Bloggette has decided she's all grown up and is taking on Conservatives and has called out Ann Coulter by name in her recent column at the Daily Beast, "My Beef With Ann Coulter".

McCain writes:
It is no secret that being a Republican isn’t the most hip political stance a person can take right now. President Obama has successfully established himself as the hippest politician around. You know you’re big when Katy Perry wears a dress with your face on it to host the MTV Europe Music Awards. To my fellow Republicans: I’m sorry, I wish I could be more positive about the current “hipness” of our party. But being a Republican is about as edgy as Donny Osmond. Granted, being “hip” is not a reason to join a political party, or a reason to agree with its ideals. But it is a way to get the attention of a generation—or, more specifically, my generation.

What was she thinking when she said Hillary Clinton was more conservative than my father during the last election?

To make matters worse, certain individuals continue to perpetuate negative stereotypes about Republicans. Especially Republican women. Who do I feel is the biggest culprit? Ann Coulter. I straight up don’t understand this woman or her popularity. I find her offensive, radical, insulting, and confusing all at the same time. But no matter how much you or I disagree with her, the cult that follows Coulter cannot be denied. She is a New York Times best-selling author and one of the most notable female members of the Republican Party. She was one of the headliners at the recent CPAC conference (but when your competition is a teenager who has a dream about the Republican Party and Stephen Baldwin, it’s not really saying that much).

Coulter's most aggregious offense appears to be stating that Hillary was more Conservative than Meghan's Dad. Coulter's superb use of hyperbole aside, this statement wouldn't have matter if Mitt Romney was on the Ticket. This leaves me with just one question, Who the Hell Cares What Meghan McCain thinks? The girl voted for John Kerry.

Yes. John Kerry. Even 10% of registered Democrats couldn't bring themselves to vote for the helmet headed traitor, but it didn't stop lil' Meghan McCain the Maverick! Kerry testified against his Fellow American soldiers, calling them rapists and murderers. Most Americans were offended by Kerry's tossing of another's awarded ribbons, while clinging to his own for political gain. But not Meghan McCain, even though her father, John McCain is one of the most famous Vietnam Veterans, and certainly our most documented Prisoner of War. Apparently that didn't bother, the younger McCain as much as the media generated rumors surrounding George W. Bush and the 2000 election. Bothered me. Of course I actually read the Swift Boat Veterans book, maybe she should just ask her Dad.

After watching Meghan McCain run to any microphone to "Confess" she voted for Kerry, just after her Dad won the primary, she also wanted the World to know that she wasn't like 'Other Republicans'...She told the LA Times she was an Independent, while Politico reports she may have actually been a Democrat in 2004.

During the election, Meghan portrayed herself to any and all media outlets as the Young face of the McCain campaign, thus the GOP. She wrote on her blog, did numerous interviews for both TV and Print. She wrote a Children's book about her Dad. Meghan was the talk to the Town for most of the campaign season, she brought a spot of excitement to her father's Dull campaign. That was until September, when America met Sarah Palin, no longer was Meghan McCain the only girl at the Dance. I'm guessing that's when the trouble started, and of course the leaks...Even the very liberal Wonkette questioned McCain's antics in her piece... "Is Meghan McCain Cool or Just a Brat?"

Post election, Ms. McCain has forcefully remained mum on the Sarah Palin stories...telling several interviewers that she wouldn't discuss the matter...Hmmm, Do I smell a Book deal in the Works? The Princess of Political Media Whoredom is probably scribbling notes with smiley faces as you read this, about the "totally uncool way that Palin took her spotlight"....

And in this no doubt pending Book release we can glean such insights as

Republican party has to have a message that's simple that goes out. Hope and change was something that really stuck with my generation. It's something that's on bumper stickers and t-shirts. And it's something that was easy for people to understand.
as Reported by Polito from an ABC interview

Meghan thinks it's all about being "Hip", and she doesn't think the GOP is. Therefore she feels the need to assure everyone...'I'm not like them..., I'm cool!' In an interview with GQ magazine, McCain attempted up her "Hipness Quotatient"by expressing her love for the Morally corrupt MTV show, Tila Tequila.

From the article...
On TV she’s currently riveted by MTV’s A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila. “It’s a bisexual-dating show!” she cries. “It’s hilarious!”

(It is taking great restraint not to go off on a tangent about my issues with Tila Tequila and shows like it on MTV, suffice it to say the target demographic for MTV is Teens ages 12-17 and I don't think programming soley focused on Sexuality (Hetro,Homo or Bi) is appropriate. Putting soap box away now.)

With Meghan McCains insatiable desire to hang out with the Cool Crowd in Political Circles, it wouldn't surprise me to find a "Yes,We Can!" sticker on her car, a hybrid, no doubt. In all of Ms. McCain's chattering she has given us one piece of advice that is worth following...

In a rare moment of maturity, McCain wrote:
I am not suggesting that extreme conservatism wasn’t once popular, nor am I suggesting I should in any way be any kind of voice for the party. I have been a Republican for less than a year.

Here's a Novel idea, Ms. McCain, if you don't want to be a "voice", then Stop Talking. I'm certain Meghan McCain will join Kathleen Parker, on the short list of the OLM's favorite Republicans, but I'm hoping her 15 minutes are almost up....