Thursday, July 31, 2008 Editorials, Political Cartoons, and Polls from Investor's Business Daily -- Obama Wants You

Obama Wants You: "Election '08: Barack Obama calls it 'Universal Voluntary Public Service.' We call it a plan for national involuntary servitude. Kennedy asked us what we could do for our country. Obama has ways to make us volunteer."
Somebody finally decided to write about this. Don't expect the issue to surface in the Obama media unless McCain kicks it into the middle of the floor during the debates. That is, if His Lordship deigns to interrupt his inauguration plans long enough to debate.
Involuntary HOA?: "The Sand Lake Hills Homeowners Association, hereinafter SLH, and a group of property owners who own 57 lots in Section 3, have taken it upon themselves to attempt to remake Sand Lake Hills into something it was never intended to be: a development controlled by a homeowner association which can levy mandatory assessments against all of the owners, even those who don’t want a homeowner association and who don’t want to pay assessments. SLH has stated that membership in the association is not mandatory for current owners. However, they say that even those members who didn’t join will still have to pay."
So say the supporters of this lawsuit. It appears some owners have sued to prevent being assimilated by the Borg. Thanks to Beth Young for the link.

Obama plays race card again

My Way News - Obama says Republicans trying to scare voters: "Democrat Barack Obama, the first black candidate with a shot at winning the White House, says John McCain and his Republican allies will try to scare them by saying Obama 'doesn't look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills.'"
Nobody has made mention of race except the Anointed One himself. He is going to argue that all criticisms of him are actually "coded" references to his race. At the same time, while playing the racial polarization card over and over and over, he will argue that he is trying to transcend racial polarization. And he's counting on his cheerleaders in the press to give him a pass on this rank hypocrisy.

Audacity isn't the word to describe this. Mind-boggling arrogance and duplicity might be a better fit.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Dana Milbank: President Obama Continues Hectic Victory Tour

President Obama Continues Hectic Victory Tour: "Barack Obama has long been his party's presumptive nominee. Now he's becoming its presumptuous nominee.

Fresh from his presidential-style world tour, during which foreign leaders and American generals lined up to show him affection, Obama settled down to some presidential-style business in Washington yesterday. He ordered up a teleconference with the (current president's) Treasury secretary, granted an audience to the Pakistani prime minister and had his staff arrange for the chairman of the Federal Reserve to give him a briefing. Then, he went up to Capitol Hill to be adored by House Democrats in a presidential-style pep rally."

Milbank thinks that the press may turn on Obama. I doubt it. But there may be those in the electorate who find his arrogance troubling, if not insufferable.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Come on into the tank! The water's fine!

Obama notes 'tragic' US past | | News | /2008/07/28/: "When Obama walked on stage at the McCormick Center, many journalists in the audience leapt to their feet and applauded enthusiastically after being told not to do so. During a two-minute break halfway through the event, which was broadcast live on CNN, journalists ran to the stage to snap photos of Obama."
When this campaign is over there will be a round of stories in the press about how they humiliated themselves by gushing over Obama like a bunch of teeny-boppers at a Mylie Cyrus concert. But by then they will have succeeded or failed in their efforts to elect him.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Barack Obama - Operation Board Games For Slumlords | The Smirking Chimp

Barack Obama - Operation Board Games For Slumlords | The Smirking Chimp
Devastating analysis of Obama and his cronies who have been working the government-sponsored housing business for all it is worth.

Friday, July 25, 2008

His Lordship is mocked in the European press

He ventured forth to bring light to the world | Gerard Baker - Times Online: "And 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."

...but don't expect to learn about it from the US media.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Moon-walker claims alien contact cover-up |

Moon-walker claims alien contact cover-up | "FORMER NASA astronaut and moon-walker Dr Edgar Mitchell - a veteran of the Apollo 14 mission - has stunningly claimed aliens exist.
And he says extra-terrestrials have visited Earth on several occasions - but the alien contact has been repeatedly covered up by governments for six decades."

Just in time for the new X-Files movie, although I understand it is a monster-of-the-week movie instead of an alien conspiracy movie.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Daily Pulp: Bob Norman's Blog - Bill O'Reilly Nails Robert Wexler

Congressman evades CC&Rs?: "Bill O'Reilly did a good number on 'local' Congressman Robert Wexler tonight. And I think Wexler is in a bit of trouble. You see, the longtime Democratic rep says he lives in Delray Beach and he's required to maintain a residence in his district. But he really lives in Potomac MD. The house in Delray that he calls his 'offical residence' is owned by Lawrence and Roslyn Cohen, the parents of Wexler's wife, Laurie. And it's in a restricted over-55 community, which makes it impossible for Wexler and and his three children to reside there."
Somebody has some explaining to do.

Reason Magazine - Excuse Me While I Get My Gun

Reason Magazine - Excuse Me While I Get My Gun: "Last month the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the District of Columbia had violated the Second Amendment by making armed self-defense in the home impractical and banning the most popular weapons used for that purpose. Last week the D.C. Council responded by unanimously approving a law that makes armed self-defense in the home impractical and bans the most popular weapons used for that purpose.

D.C.'s political leaders know they are inviting another Second Amendment lawsuit, but they are determined to defy the Supreme Court and the Constitution for as long as possible."

As Instapundit points out, this is like the "massive resistance" that southern public officials practiced after the USSC's school desegregation decisions.

Friday, July 18, 2008

DailyTech - Myth of Consensus Explodes: APS Opens Global Warming Debate

DailyTech - Myth of Consensus Explodes: APS Opens Global Warming Debate: "The American Physical Society, an organization representing nearly 50,000 physicists, has reversed its stance on climate change and is now proclaiming that many of its members disbelieve in human-induced global warming. The APS is also sponsoring public debate on the validity of global warming science. The leadership of the society had previously called the evidence for global warming 'incontrovertible.'"
Somebody tell Al Gore that the debate isn't over.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Volokh Conspiracy - -

The Volokh Conspiracy - -
Does the Heller case recognize a constitutional right to self defense? Eugene Volokh thinks so.

The Volokh Conspiracy - -

The Volokh Conspiracy - -
Does the Heller case recognize a constitutional right to self defense? Eugene Volokh thinks so.

Don't tell me the media aren't pushing Obama...

3 Anchors to Follow Obama's Trek Abroad: "The three network anchors will travel to Europe and the Middle East next week for Barack Obama's trip, adding their high-wattage spotlight to what is already shaping up as a major media extravaganza.

Lured by an offer of interviews with the Democratic presidential candidate, Brian Williams, Charlie Gibson and Katie Couric will make the overseas trek, meaning that the NBC, ABC and CBS evening newscasts will originate from stops along the route and undoubtedly give it big play.

John McCain has taken three foreign trips in the past four months, all unaccompanied by a single network anchor."

Read the ridiculous excuses they offer for this blatant flacking for The Man in the Empty Suit. He doesn't even have to pay them.

Ordered? Say what?

World Court: U.S. must delay Mexican death sentences - Yahoo! News: "THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The World Court ordered the United States on Wednesday to do all it could to halt the imminent executions of five Mexicans until the court makes a final judgment in a dispute over suspects' rights."
Since when does the World Court "order" the US around in matters of internal criminal justice?

Thursday, July 10, 2008

'The Dumbest Generation' by Mark Bauerlein - Los Angeles Times

'The Dumbest Generation' by Mark Bauerlein - Los Angeles Times: "In the four minutes it probably takes to read this review, you will have logged exactly half the time the average 15- to 24-year-old now spends reading each day. That is, if you even bother to finish. If you are perusing this on the Internet, the big block of text below probably seems daunting, maybe even boring. Who has the time? Besides, one of your Facebook friends might have just posted a status update! Such is the kind of recklessly distracted impatience that makes Mark Bauerlein fear for his country. 'As of 2008,' the 49-year-old professor of English at Emory University writes in 'The Dumbest Generation,' 'the intellectual future of the United States looks dim.'"
Well...what say you to this critique of the Millennials? As one who has taught thousands of them, I have a few observations, all of which are generalizations. First, the stereotype that they are technologically sophisticated is nonsense. Apart from using simple consumer electronics that anybody can master, few of them fit that profile. All the majority of them can do is fiddle with cell phones, mp3 players, and and video games. So what?

Second, their knowledge of the world is distorted. They pick up cues from tv and movies and advertising and see things in them that I would miss. But they have no knowledge of history at all, and they don't keep up on current political events unless forced to. For example, many of them love Barack Obama but know practically nothing about his views or his background. They like his media image, and that is something they can read with ease.

Third, they are well-intentioned and community-oriented and would like to make the world a better place, but they have no interest in making major adjustments in their lives to accomplish that. The Obama campaign seems to get that they will sit in front of their computers and donate money and chit chat electronically, because they think that's a cool way to change the world, but that's about it.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

His Lordship finds American rubes' inability to speak French embarrassing...

Gateway Pundit: L'Horreur!... Obama Embarrassed Americans Cannot Speak French On Our Vacations to Europe (Video)
You have to watch the video to get the flavor of this--the sneering, elitist tone. How many languages does His Majesty speak, and his kids, and his wife, I wonder? Obama sees most Americans as a bunch of hicks.

Global Warming Delusion Syndrome?

Doomed to a fatal delusion over climate change | Herald Sun: "'A 17-year-old man was referred to the inpatient psychiatric unit at Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne with an eight-month history of depressed mood . . . He also . . . had visions of apocalyptic events.'

'The patient had also developed the belief that, due to climate change, his own water consumption could lead within days to the deaths of millions of people through exhaustion of water supplies.'"
But this is pretty much what the public schools and the news media keep telling us, isn't it?

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Sharia law SHOULD be used in Britain, says UK's top judge | Mail Online

Sharia law SHOULD be used in Britain, says UK's top judge | Mail Online: "The most senior judge in England tonight gave his blessing to the use of sharia law to resolve disputes among Muslims.

Lord Chief Justice Lord Phillips said that Islamic legal principles could be employed to deal with family and marital arguments and to regulate finance."


Obama flip-flops on Iraq withdrawal

Obama to refine Iraq plan - Mike Allen - "Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) on Thursday backed off his firm promise to withdraw combat forces from Iraq immediately, and instead said he could “refine” his plan after his trip to Baghdad later this month.

Earlier, a top Obama adviser had said that the senator is not “wedded” to a specific timeline."

Are we getting anywhere near the point where people see this guy for what he is?

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

And another one's gone, another one's gone, another one bites the dust...

Obama takes a shot at
The pavement under the Obama bus is getting crowded. Latest to be chucked under it: the radical 527 group funded by billionaire socialist lunatic George Soros (the European convicted crook who is far and away the single most important person in the Democratic Party's left wing, and who most Americans have never heard of). These folks are among his strongest supporters. landed on top of Wesley Clark, who yesterday was chucked on top of Father Pfleger, Reverend Wright, Obama's grandmother, and the positions Obama once held on gun control, NAFTA, telecom immunity under FISA, public financing of the presidential election campaign, and a few other things.

The question is, when if ever does the press publicly connect the dots and identify Senator "New Politics" Obama as a typical politician, and perhaps one who is less principled than many?