Archive for April 5th, 2009

April 5, 2009

Don’t forget who Kos is

He is not a fringe player. He is a public face of the [Democratic] party and their go-to guy on new media. Conservatives should not hesitate for a second to hang his despicable, slanderous words around the neck of every single left-wing politician in the country. They bought him and his hate willingly and eagerly. Let’s make sure we don’t let them off the hook.”

UPDATE: Jimmie gets linked by Moe, Red State and — ta-da! — the Instalanche. It’s almost like there was some kind of right-wing JournoList going on, eh? (SpeedoList?)

UPDATE II: Wonder how long it will take Kos to blame this incident on Glenn Beck? (I hear Beck’s huge with the Shi’ites in Sadr City.)

April 5, 2009

Cooking up a Tea Party

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.”
Julia Child, quoted by Tammy Bruce on Twitter

P.S.: Be sure to check out MELTDOWN, Professor Thomas Wood’s new bestseller about the financial crash and why Obamanomics won’t work.

UPDATE: Via Gordon Unleashed:

April 5, 2009

Rule 5 Sunday

By Smitty
Tearing myself away from writing an annotated bibliography for a course I’m taking, why not do something pleasant, which refreshes the soul, and brightens moods the blogosphere over? Yes, it’s Rule 5 Sunday time. These gems have been queuing up since the last outing. Your submissions are sought, at smitty1e. To the posts!

  • The Traitors Among Us gets us going in fine form, with Carrie-Ann Moss, leather, and a cannon. Splendid trifecta.
  • The Patriot Room, whose author is a lawyer, has a ball taking his Rule 5 racquet to court. Quite attractively, too.
  • On the topic of court-ship, props to American Power Blog for honoring Ann Althouse sporting the shiny. Blessings to you, Ann!
  • Stephen at The Liberty Papers likes Julia Roberts as Dagny in Atlas Shrugs. Smitty shrugs. Who is pleased easily is pleased often. Standards are for picky people. Has the actress a pulse?
  • HotMES proposed a rule change as a means of putting up a Catharine Zeta Jones picture. Maybe we should restrict the Rule 5 format to days ending in the letter “y.” It’s a thought.
  • Dave C, unconcerned with Atlas Shrugs, is more interested in Angie Harmon as Governor Palin. One can find no fault with this.
  • Tigerhawk offers a double-entendre we can’t resist: “Saturday Evening (Exploitation) Post,” with Rule 5 NCAA basketball cheerleader hottage.
  • The Eye of Polyphemus offers some Sarah Palin action photos. <rant>I have a theory that you could correlate liberal media angst with BHO cock-ups, if you did some Lexis-Nexis work. Seems like every time the good POTUS raises the stupidity bar another notch, there is some story about Sarah’s second-cousin’s neighbor’s untied shoe, and how Sarah clearly can’t manage footwear, much less the Presidency.</rant>
  • Less pressed by domestic matters, The Troglopundit cruises the international political hotties scene. This is a profound example of meticulous research and worthy of renown.
  • Carol at No Sheeples Here offers a Charlotte Tea Party slideshow that fits bot the zeitgeist and our non-command of the rules.
  • Bob at Bob’s Bar and Grill, in his affably daffy way, gets around to linking Patricia Heaton. You’ll have to RTFP to understand the left-handed apology at work here.
  • Be sure not to miss the original inspiration, Pirate’s Cove Patriotic Pinup Sunday.
  • Considering that he threw us the PityLanche, we can probably count this as Glenn Reynolds’ contribution to Rule 5 Sunday.
  • Update:

  • Recent addition to the scene Trac-a-‘Crat seems to be a Carl Bruni scholar.
  • Serr8d contributes a somber review of the lovely Farrah Fawcett, whose cancer has returned. Blessing on you, Farrah.
  • We heartily approve of Paco’s retro taste. More, please!
  • Pat down in Shreveport bends it like what’s-his-name.
  • Finally, The Purple Center joins the fray with something that is both Rule 5 and newsworthy, so let’s get in a late shout.

Bring out your links…bring out your liiinks…

April 5, 2009

For once, Kathleen Parker has a clue

She quotes Ray Moore of Exodus Mandate:

I was alerted to the Deace-Minnery interview by E. Ray Moore — founder of the South Carolina-based Exodus Mandate, an initiative to encourage Christian education and home schooling. Moore, who considers himself a member of the Christian right, thinks the movement is imploding.
“It’s hard to admit defeat, but this one was self-inflicted,” he wrote in an e-mail. “Yes, Dr. Dobson and the pro-family or Christian right political movement is a failure; it would have made me sad to say this in the past, but they have done it to themselves.”

I know and respect Mr. Moore, and his criticism of James Dobson, et al., is dead on target. In 1999, I interviewed Mr. Moore after he published a book called Let My Children Go, in which he argued forcefully — based on sound Bible teaching — that Christian parents should get their children out of government schools. Having pulled our oldest child out of public school after kindergarten (our five youngest have never attended government schools), I was of course sympathetic to Mr. Moore’s argument, which he summarized in a simple phrase, “Every church a school, every parent a teacher.”

But Dobson and other Christian Right leaders had spent decades pushing a different argument, which might be summarized, “Let’s take back our schools!” To which the obvious response is, “How?” If Christians can’t be persuaded to teach their own children, where are you going to find this Christian army of government-certified teachers who will “take back” those schools from the secularists?

Dobson & Co. never had an answer to that, and it is thus scarcely surprising to see the recent declining level of faith among young people who spent 180 days a year for 13 years being indoctrinated in the secularist cult taught in modern American public schools.

Here’s a video from Mr. Moore’s ministry:

April 5, 2009

Anyone Else Watch The SNL Cold Open?

by Smitty

Fred Armisen doing a better Barack than Barack (could the arrangement be made permanent?) was terrifying. It was supposed to be amusing, building upon the firing of Wagoner at GM last week.
The faux-POTUS goes down a list of companies like a Roman Emperor at the Colosseum deciding the fates of gladiators. One was expected to find humor in the delivery of the thumbs-up and thumbs-down verdicts on companies like Coke and Fruit-of-the-Loom.
One could appreciate Armisen’s comic art for its own sake. I’m not saying it was a bad impression. I’m saying that the premise of the entire monologue left a very, very bad impression indeed, and fuels the need for everyone to oppose this effort to serve man with everything they’ve got.
I’ll check Hulu for a clip later. *shudder*

a) Thanks for the cluebat on the spelling of BHO’s first name.

Update II:
Underscoring the un-funny is Stuart Varney in WSJ. Hat tip:Let Freedom Ring.

April 5, 2009

Nutjob fears ‘Zionists,’ kills 4 cops, and an idiot liberal blames . . . Michelle Malkin?

Four dead in Pittsburgh:

Mr. Perkovic and other former classmates said they were surprised by this morning’s events. Mr. Perkovic said Mr. Poplawski was opposed to “Zionist propaganda” and was fearful that his right to own weapons would be taken away.

Tim F. enlightens us:

How is that “orderly revolution” going, Michelle? How about that laundry soap rebellion, Erick? This is what Glenn Beck’s citizen army looks like. People like Michelle Malkin fantasize about citizens rising up against the (Democratic) state. They stoke their followers’ paranoia with bullshit that, mostly, they know is bullshit, for ratings and a shot at political traction. Did they expect the American revolution?

You know, Tim F., I’ve got better things to do with my life than to pay attention to liberal pretzel-logic like this, and I know Michelle Malkin doesn’t have time to waste, either. So I’m just linking your idiocy in the hope that our commenters, or some other blogger like Kathy Shaidle, Dan Riehl or Jeff Goldstein, will do me the favor of taking a few moments to explain to you what a worthless waste of bandwidth you are.

UPDATE: Via Memeorandum, I see that Malkin has already blogged this story, with an appropriately curt dismissal of the idiot liberals. Just in case anyone out there is unclear, the fact that President Obama and his attorney general, Eric Holder, have been lifelong proponents of gun control is not an excuse to become a paranoid nutjob and start shooting people.

UPDATE II: Malkin responds at greater length to the Binghamton massacre blame game:

Look, I’m all for finding root causes.
But someone please explain to me how conservatives who espouse immigration enforcement and assimilation led a nutball of Vietnamese descent who reportedly could barely speak English to slaughter innocent people taking a citizenship test and trying to naturalize the right way?
Put the hangman’s noose down and try to make some sense.

Ditto. If you want to vent your spleen, go right ahead and vent, Alan Colmes. That’s why Al Gore invented the Internet. But don’t pretend that your idiotic attempts to politicize the crimes of nutjobs is Insightful News Commentary. I don’t have enough snark to spare and experts assure me that we’re seriously at risk of a pixel shortage.