Archive for March 25th, 2009

March 25, 2009

Naked Tea Party??

At least one young activist is considering the Lady Godiva approach to this situation.

Via Dave, we see the press is ignoring the Tea Party movement. But can they ignore a naked Tea Party? Ah, the sacrifices that patriots must make for the cause of freedom . . .

UPDATE: I don’t know if famous super-model Cindy Crawford is angry about her taxes, but she is definitely naked, and I’m not going to name the esteemed and learned blogger who called that Rule 5 to my attention.

UPDATE II: In the comments, Dave makes clear that Lady Godiva has been invited to the Richmond, Virginia, Tea Party, April 15 at Kanawha Plaza.

UPDATE III: Stephen Gordon adds historical perspective to the “Going Godiva” meme.

UPDATE IV: Going viral: Moe Lane (crossposted at Red State) and now Monique “HotMES” Stuart jumps in.

UPDATE V: And now Godiva gets the ‘Lanche. I was informed of the ‘Lanche by Dave, who said the traffic roll-off to his SiteMeter has already equalled his daily average. Meanwhile, roll-off at HotMES nearly tripled her daily average by noon.

Do the eager young padwans see how this demonstrates the effectiveness of Rule 2? If you can build a nucleus of bloggers who regularly link each other, and who otherwise follow the Rules, then — assuming that they strive to improve the style and content of their blogging — when eventually one of them gets a big hit, the residual benefits will emanate throughout the cell.

Meanwhile, our volunteer referee has thoughts on proper attire for Jello wrestling.

March 25, 2009

Peter Schiff: Great minds . . .

. . . think alike:

(H/T: Doug Mataconis at Below the Beltway.)

March 25, 2009

Terry McAuliffe and me

There’s got to be some explanation for this photo, right?

UPDATE, 3:15 p.m.: Moe Lane suggests a scandalous explanation., which I will neither confirm nor deny, since nobody has yet asked me to confirm or deny anything. All I know is that I have once again proved a great axiom of journalism: Nobody can resist a man with a pink camera.

March 25, 2009

Time to retire, Arlen

He should have lost the 2004 primary, but next year’s primary will do:

Apparently paying a political price for his support of President Barack Obama’s Stimulus Plan, longtime Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter trails former Congressman Pat Toomey 41 – 27 percent in a Republican primary for the 2010 Senate race, with 28 percent undecided, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

(Via Memeorandum.) “Specter is perhaps the most notorious congressional crapweasel ever to put an ‘R’ beside his name.”

March 25, 2009

Last word on Culture 11?

“I never even heard of this Culture11 site until I read that it was gone. If someone wants to know why it failed, extrapolate that out to other bloggers and web surfers, that was it. Having never seen it, all I can conclude is that it really must have sucked.”
Dan Riehl

Logical assumption, Dan. Donald Douglas has more. I might eventually decide to heap a bit more opprobrium on the wretchedness that was Culture 11, but I’m not feeling it now. I saw the Washington Monthly story right before I had to leave my house Tuesday, en route to (a) pay the water bill and (b) attend an important conference. The Monthly comes at the story from the wrong angle.

What was really wrong with Culture 11 was . . . well, everything. And I am not going to write everything this morning.

March 25, 2009

‘My teleprompter tells me to tell you this stuff that other people write for me’

Isn’t it ridiculous?

What kind of politician brings a teleprompter to a news conference?
A careful one.
President Barack Obama took no chances in his second prime-time news conference, reading a prepared statement in which he took both sides of the AIG bonus brouhaha and asked an anxious nation for its patience.
“There are no quick fixes,” he said, “and there are no silver bullets.”

OK, this is not the opening soliloquy from Shakespeare’s Richard III. There is no reason that simple talking-points lines like that should require a teleprompter. The guy is becoming a punchline.

UPDATE: Linked at Western Experience.

UPDATE II: Jules Crittenden asks, “Which tragic, or tragicomic Shakespearean figure is Obama?” (And if you say Othello, you’re a racist.)

March 25, 2009

Britney Spears, topless

That’s the Rule 5 illustration at Monique Stuart’s blog post about the Obama propaganda machine. Because Monique was “out most of the night” with her girlfriend at a Britney Spears concert. NTTAWWT. And since this is Sexy Picture Night, here’s a couple of sexy people:

Mr. & Mrs. Frequent Commenter Smitty, at Rock It Grill in Old Town Alexandria, where Smitty rocked the house with some Jimmy Buffett. A short excerpt of the conversation:

ME: So, she’s from Germany, huh?
SMITTY: Yeah, she came over in 2004.
ME: Cool. (To Mrs. Smitty) Better watch it. If you don’t do right, he’ll have you deported.
SMITTY: Too late for that. She’s got a U.S. passport.
ME: Chump.

OK, I wasn’t taking notes, so I can’t swear that this is an exact transcript. Also, I can neither confirm nor deny the rumor that Smitty’s wife was fondling my knee under the table. It might have been Smitty himself, for all I know . . .

Earlier Tuesday, I covered a conference and subsequently hoovered up the hors d’ouervres at a reception, where I got still more sexy photos:

Now, the lovely lady in this photo is one of the most enthusiastic conservative philanthropists in D.C., and I think you see why: By giving generously to conservative causes, she gets the chance to meet and mingle with some of the hottest young Republican guys in town, like this fellow with the scotch-on-the-rocks. And ladies, he’s available!

Yes, lady blog-readers, that’s right: Mr. V, as we shall call him, is single, successful and Republican. He is Catholic, holds a law degree, and is looking for a girl who is — and I quote Mr. V himself — “future First Lady material.”

Want to hear more? Of course you do. Mr. V is 27, Italian on his father’s side, Jewish on his mother’s side, has a muscular physique and is 5-foot-8.

ME: So, you’re looking for a girl maybe 5-3, 5-4?
MR. V: A little taller than that, maybe 5-6.
ME: Ah . . . .[snip]
MR. V: Not taller than me, but not too short. . . . Well, 5-4 would be OK, I guess.

So, there you have it, ladies. If you’re an unmarried Republican gal of exceptional moral character (and smokin’ hotness), if you are between 5-foot-4 and 5-foot-6 tall, if you dream of being First Lady to the first Italian-Jewish President of the United States, then just leave a comment, and we’ll try to hook you up. Because Mr. V is obviously so popular with the ladies . . .

Hey, what about Michelle Lee Muccio? Oh, that’s right. I forgot. I introduced them at CPAC:

Michelle’s got to be at least 5-7, so Mr. V’s probably not interested. Which means he’s still fair game, ladies.

UPDATE: Apparently, Eric Cantor thought the Britney Spears concert was more important than the Obama press conference. Good call, I say!

March 25, 2009

Tennessee Author Coming To Shelf Near You

by Smitty

No, not the Instapundit. Rather Senator Albert Arnold Gore, Junior.

“Our Choice,” will be released in November, printed on 100 percent recycled paper. The book, which proposes solutions to the global warming crisis documented in “Inconvenient Truth,” was called “The Path to Survival” when first announced two years ago.

One wishes the man well. My he win a Pullet Surprise, to form a trifecta with his Nobel and Oscar.