Archive for April 25th, 2009

April 25, 2009

Time to retire, Arlen

James Antle notes the Rasmussen poll showing Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter with only 30 percent of the Republican vote against 51 percent for conservative challenger Pat Toomey.

If Specter were a loyal Republican, he would retire, rather than (a) requiring the National Republican Senatorial Committee to spend money on his primary campaign and (b) forcing Toomey to spend millions on his own campaign.

But loyalty’s only ever gone one way with Arlen. Even if he could win the primary, Specter would lose the general election. Yet, like all RINOs, the man is vain and selfish. Expect Snarlin’ Arlen to wage a bitter fight, smearing Toomey with negative add, paid for with NRSC contributions.

No conservative should give a penny to the NRSC until Specter announces his retirement.

April 25, 2009

‘Could you suggest any biographies?’

A reader wrote to ask for recommendations, and where to start? I look over on my desk at Willard Sterne Randall’s Thomas Jefferson: A Life, arguably the best one-volume biography of the author of the Declaration of Independence, and a fine place to start.

Wander over to the bookshelf in my office and see David Horowitz’s autobiography, Radical Son. Surely you wouldn’t want to miss that, one of the most insightful political memoirs of our era.

Looking up to the top shelf of my desk, I see Robert Novak’s memoir, The Prince of Darkness. Anyone interested in the business of journalism should not neglect that. Also up there is Destruction and Reconstruction, the brilliant Civil War memoir of Richard Taylor.

Tucked into the shelf to the left of my computer is The Proud Highway, a collection of Hunter S. Thompson’s letters 1955-67. Not a biography, per se, but a splendid insight into the formative years of the great Gonzo.

On a shelf down in the basement is Thomas Wolfe’s The Right Stuff, a history of the Mercury space program that is, in some sense, a collective biography of the astronauts and that great non-astronaut, heroic test-pilot Chuck Yeager.

What else? Oh, sitting open on my desk is William Middendorf’s A Glorious Disaster, about Barry Goldwater’s 1964 presidential campaign. Again, a combination of history and biography. Lou Cannon’s Governor Reagan is up on the top shelf of my desk, and in my main library (what is now our dining room) are Steven Hayward’s The Age of Reagan and the collection Reagan: A Life in Letters. I’d also recommend Reagan, In His Own Hand.

Just wandered into the dining room/library and spotted a couple of books everyone should read: Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington and The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Both of these authors, in one way or another, stand in opposition to the sort of liberalism Shelby Steele examined in White Guilt. If you read Malcolm X carefully, you’ll see a man more angry at white liberal condescension than anything else. Sometimes I wonder what might have become of Malcolm X if he hadn’t been assassinated.

Well, that’s a list to start with, at any rate. I suppose commenters can suggest others.

UPDATE: Jimmie Bise has suggestions, too.

April 25, 2009

Shhh! Don’t tell anyone!

“Large families collect comebacks to the question ‘Why do you have so many kids?’ and here’s one I once heard: ‘We’re trying to take over the world.’ . . . Let God plan your family and the world will be a vastly better place.”

April 25, 2009

Guilt by association

by Smitty

Here’s a provocative reply from John, over on the Pam Geller thread:

Guilt by association isn’t fun or fair when it’s happening to you, is it? See Obama/Ayers

Let’s follow this through. So, Pam Geller is to a neo-nazi as Barak Obama is to Bill Ayers?

  • Pam Geller had a neo-nazi mentor.
  • Pam Geller worked with that mentor on various projects.
  • Pam Geller lived near that mentor for a substantial period of time.
  • Pam Geller was systematically evasive about her associations with that mentor.

Ah, yes: as long as we take the deceptively simple premise at face value, John’s equivalence works well.
Often, use of the ‘f’ word is the first indication that the subsequent assertion is anything but fair.

April 25, 2009

Charlie Crist in trouble in Florida?

Months ago, a conservative Florida Republican named Javier Majarres began e-mailing me to complain about his dissatisfaction with Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and the state GOP chairman, Jim Greer.

Majarres was a big supporter of Lt. Col. Allen West‘s FL-22 congressional campaign. (I profiled West for The American Spectator and blogged about his campaign through the fall.) Manjarres felt that Crist and Greer didn’t do enough to support West.

Manjarres formed the Conservative Republican Alliance, and blogs at Red County. So today, Kid From Brooklyn has a post at the Hot Air Green Room, linking this Orlando Sentinel story:

Before last fall’s election, Crist took time out of his work schedule to campaign for McCain, appearing at rallies, raising money for him in Texas and California and visiting the GOP candidate at his ranch in Sedona, Ariz.
“He was with him so many times I thought he was an adopted member of the family,” said Mitch Ceasar, Democratic chairman of Broward County.
Back home, Florida’s economic crisis was deepening. But Crist did not step up his workload, according to his schedule.

Florida is one of the states hit hardest by the bursting of the housing bubble. There’s been lots of noise about Crist running for Senate next year, but as it is, he might be lucky to be re-elected as governor. Manjarres writes:

Crist’s indecision is, in all likelihood, delaying the entrance of several candidates into either the Gubernatorial race or Senate race. . . .
In my opinion, I think Governor Crist is very beatable in a primary election. If the right conservative candidate steps up and directly confronts him on both his record and his lack of leadership, he will force Crist to answer to the base of the Republican Party in a primary election. I think he could very well lose because he has disappointed those who elected him, time and time again during his tenure. . . .
Governor Crist is a wounded deer who has fallen completely out of favor with the base of the Republican Party — the political cover he gave President Obama by supporting the reckless “stimulus” plan was the final straw for many. [Emphasis added.]

Majarres notes that Dr. Marion Thorpe has declared as a Republican candidate in the Florida Senate race, and former state House Speaker Marco Rubio might also get in the race. There may be a Tea Party conservative rebellion brewing against “me too” Republicans like Crist.

April 25, 2009

Atomization, anarchy and abortion

“If the promotion of the self is understood in terms of absolute autonomy, people inevitably reach the point of rejecting one another. Everyone else is considered an enemy from whom one has to defend oneself. Thus society becomes a mass of individuals placed side by side, but without any mutual bonds. . . . In this way, any reference to common values and to a truth absolutely binding on everyone is lost, and social life ventures on to the shifting sands of complete relativism. At that point, everything is negotiable, everything is open to bargaining: even the first of the fundamental rights, the right to life.”

April 25, 2009

Foolishness Makes Janeane Really Annoying

by Smitty
Today’s backronym for the Full Metal Jacket Reach Around brought to you discourteously by Janeane Garofalo, whose chief meaningful contribution was something beginning with “J”. To work. There seem to be for major categories of bloggers: journalists (whom you’d expect), lawyers (Insty, PowerLine), academics (American Power), and, finally, the armchair types (me). While there is the occasional Bob’s Bar and Grill that can serve up “just folks” in an engaging manner, the better bloggers are those who make a living off of thinking and writing.

In the third category is a Poli-Sci prof out in SoCal named Douglas, who has glommed onto the fact that hyperactively hyperlinking this site is the best traffic driver this side of the mighty Instapundit.

  • Don linked Don’t believe the blog hype in his reaction to Mark Penn’s posting on blogging as America’s newest profession. I rather think most of us are treating it as the oldest profession, no? Except Charles Johnson, who seems to be treating blogging as an occasion for the second oldest profession. Guesses as to the third oldest profession abound. For the sake of argument, let’s consider excavation as a candidate for third oldest:

    And if a man shall open a pit, or if a man shall dig a pit, and not cover it, and an ox or an ass fall therein; The owner of the pit shall make it good, and give money unto the owner of them; and the dead beast shall be his.–Exodus 21:33-34

    Who gets Perez Hilton?

    The whole point is as neatly summarized here as anywhere:

    Prager: “I want gays to have every right. However, redefining marriage is not called for.”
    That’s the key point, by the way. Not simply “civil rights” (which gays enjoy), but the interchangeability of language. Prager hammers Hilton on precisely this issue, and he held himself up quite well; while Hilton responded with same stale talking points from radical gay marriage ayatollahs.

    I know what ‘radical’, ‘gay’, ‘marriage’, and ‘ayatollah’ mean in isolation. However, the combinatorial paradoxes of the four symbols together are astounding. This level of cognitive dissonance could only be brought about by a modern-day Helen of Troy. Donald’s celebration of beauty in his blog honors creation and Rule 5.

  • Suzanna Logan remains coy on whether or not she’s one of those women in comfortable shoes. Irrespective of personal choices, she came out swinging on the whineyness of the current generation, though she came nowhere near arguing in favor of feeding them all SoyJoy. Recommendation: do not join the Navy, as the food may not quite be for you. 😉 However, that raging blogger paycheck will certainly keep you in SoyJoy more or less indefinitely.
  • Monique Stewart recalls an old family saying on the waterboarding question: “if you’re looking for sympathy, it’s in the dictionary between scatological and syphilis.” (Not far from SoyJoy, it suddenly occurs to me.) She responded to fellow knock-out conservative blogger Clever S.Logan with a firm caution about generalizations. Some people work hard to earn that SoyJoy.
  • The Judge, of course, weighed in on the S.Logan/Monique brat-worst. I won’t tell you the final outcome, but I will say that we’re going to need a re-match.
  • The Troglopundit picked up the Miss California torch from Douglas. His attentions were drawn elsewhere, to the S.Logan/HotMES imbroglio:

    Suzanna Logan thinks our society is spoiled. Monique Stuart says “I am not!” A debate ensues. Smitty casts his eyes downward and hopes nobody notices him.

    Oh Trog-a-delic one: why, pray tell, are your eyes drawn to me, instead of the two ladies? Wait: I un-ask that question. Please do not respond in any way.He then goes on to notice this blog linking him on the Kerry ‘what shall we bail out this week?’ story, and says: “R.S. McCain…seems to think I’m trying to shake him down for money when, in fact, I’m trying to shoulder him out of the way.” Wow. We give great advice and substantial linky-love, and get treated like a capitalistic idea at an Obama staff meeting.

  • Pundit and Pundette linked us with the ironic video of Carville saying that the Tea Parties had too many old people. I’m just glad they identified the fellow, as I mistook him for T. Herman Zweibel. They picked up the Suzanna/Monique story and added some interesting thoughts. When it came to the blogo-bucks story, their reply was: “Don’t hold your breath, kids.”
  • Carol’s Closet is not a welcome place for Philip of Who-Whom. In reply to his comments on the waterboarding post, she said

    What’s got me so fired up? Phillip’s comments from this post at The Other McCain. Read his comments and wrap you head around the fact that given the choice between another Breslin School massacre or a 9-11 or waterboarding a terrorist Phillips thinks it is more civil and Christian to let the planes fly and the kids die.

    I’m not sure I agree. Leaders typically do not have a clear choice like: do X or Y happens. It’s all probabilistic, and ambiguous. Hence all the debate. Philip would likely make the least-worst decision, if circumstances dictate. It’s retaining patience with the likes of Philip while he gets there that remains the challenge. She also linked us in a potent little roundup of that pack of cretinsour government

  • Paco belatedly tried to get in on the Rule 5 game by posting a mere URL to a woman in a wedding dress with a shotgun and evidence of Cheney-esque prowess. But you’ve got to go that extra mile and actually embed the photo, Paco. However, he blows the lid off of the Stacy McCain palatial estate scandal. He knows more than I, the mere Porch Manqué at the lesser guest-house. Good work.
  • This blog made the Kuru Lounge around the moronosphere in 60 minutes roundup three times in the last week. Good news, bad news, who can say? They also support us on the waterboarding issue. Take that, Young 4 Eyes.
  • Moe Lane thought that the revelation of RSM’s vast income from blogging was sad/funny. Moe also linked a mandatory viewing video on the Evil HR875. We need to amp this up. And Moe needs to do a better job of flagging Rule 5 video of Shelly Roach. Dude.
  • In what I thought would be something linking the Monique/S.Logan post, Carol linked the Carrie Prejean post. Isn’t calling Perez Hilton a woman just a little misogynistic?
  • Ed Driscoll liked the Neo-Confederate Lesbian post (if Perez can be a woman, why not RSM? Me–too ugly for chick-tacularity) Ed’s other angle on the story was Separation Of Church And Blitz.
  • The Shack-tacular Jimmie had a Rule 5 entry that we’ll merrily recycle. I read the title of A Few More Dunks Wouldn’t Have Bothered Me and my mind put an ‘r’ in the fourth word. I look at my tea cup and wonder: was that Earl Grey or Pink Floyd?
  • Pamela Geller, whom I got to thank personally at CPAC for the work involved in bringing Geert Wilders to speak, quotes RSM at length in response for his support. In pointing out the true nature of Mr. Johnson, there was some collateral damage. Sorry, Green Bay Packer fans.
  • The Cranky Conservative agrees with us that Jeff Goldstein nailed the left rather effectively. I’d roll back a step and agree with JG as follows: their arguments stem from a fundamentally flawed view of existence.
  • Fisherville Mike discovered the power of Carrie Prejean bikini pics. He also offers the following observation:

    When I saw this line in Brooks’ column – Obama is positioning the Democrats as the party of order, responsibility and small-town values. If he pulls this mantle away from the Republicans, it would be the greatest train robbery in American politics. – I thought “Just because a guy wears a dress doesn’t make him a woman.”

    Aye, lad:

  • The BlogProf connects the South Park fish-stick joke with David Axelrod. Rather well, too. He also liked the John Galt speech. I thought it tedious, and skipped it in the book.
  • Hyscience was less generous in reviewing Axelrod:

    I view Axelrod’s statement as more than offensive, I see it as another frightening indication of the Obama Administration’s views and policies regarding free speech and dissent.

    That was patriotic, once. Charles Johnson gets an equally negative billing.

  • Stephen Gordon offers a warning to government officials about the wrath of the people.
  • The Pirate’s Cove pointed to the play-by-play on the LGF war. What’s interesting is how mired in the past people become on these matters.
  • Dad29 rogered up for the repeal of the Patriot Act. The good news about this administration is that it, along with the tubie-webs, has got a lot more people thinking about what they want the government actually to do. The bad news is that there is about 100 years of increasing centralization against which to fight.
  • Clueless McCain The Younger, i.e. Meghan, took the coveted Useful Idiot Day award over at Obi’s Sister. Prize: a dog in the purse, apparently.
  • Lead and Gold lamented having missed Brooks Fisking Day.
  • The Future Republican Senator has some Rule Five-age.
  • Commander Salamander linked the Alabama speech. Go, Sal’!

  • The Creaky Pavillion caught up with one of RSM’s musings from weeks past.
  • Cyber Economics links the WSJ blogging loot article. Desert Survivor concludes: “Since its start, this blog has had 4124 page impressions and has earned me a grand total of 65 cents.” Let’s see what the FMJRA can do for you. Did you get linky-love from anyone else you mentioned? Who loves ya?
  • Maggies Farm added us to their blogroll, amidst a fine roundup.
  • Mickey’s Heavy Haul seems to have discovered some ugly truths about politics. There is a certain disadvantage to being a practical sort of fellow, when encountering a politician…
  • Eric Etheridge at starts off a survey of torture memo release responses with RSM’s Dunk ’em Again.
  • Rust Belt Philosophy also quoted RSM at length on the torture memos, albeit more favorably.
  • Meanwhile, Mark J. Goluskin calls Carrie Prejean “heroine”. Just pay attention to the “e” on the end of that, or the DEA will be after you. Kind of like the second “r” in “let angels prostrate fall”. Why does humor involving spelling and punctuation fascinate me so?
  • Tha Anchoress isn’t buying off on the blogging loot rumor:

    Most of the time I don’t make $900.00 in a month!
    I blog for the love of it – because I love to write – but now I’m wondering if I’m just doing it wrong! If there is big money to be made in blogging, it has managed to sneak past me.

    And we love you for your love, ma’am.

  • In the same boat is Political Byline.
  • Tigerhawk also poo-poohs the blogging loot rumor, but adds interesting Instapundit speculation. If Insty is doing well, God bless the man. Envy is just not my strong suit. Which might explain why I’m not politically on the left.
  • Dustbury isn’t raking the blog loot, either: “I’m delighted to be running at less than a triple-digit loss each year.”
  • The Classic Liberal applauded the Alabama speech.
  • True News From Change NYC posts a link roundup of truly bagel-like density. May have more URLs than this monster, in fact. If you follow them all, you get a free mouse.
  • Balloon Juice took RSM’s sarcasm for humor.
  • Our favorite Canadian noted the Pam Geller post.
  • Steve Taylor at the Poli Blog links us and PowerLine with dismay that many “conservatives” do see themselves as the defenders of so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques.” I think it has more to do with winning the conflict than sadism, Steve. Somewhere between Neville Chamberlain and the Marquis de Sade is the “reasonable” position. The tradeoffs involved are empirical and ugly.
  • Redstate noted the former VP doubling down on the torture memos.
  • Tito Perdue does an NYT death dance: “I do so hope The New York Times collapses economically, a denouement that balances and more than balances any sort of recession you care to postulate.”
  • There is a good roundup of the LGF/Atlas Shrugged/Jihad Watch kerfluffle at Wake Up America.
  • The Blowback Department:

  • The Most Annoying Distortion of the Week Award (MADWA) goes to Evil Bender, who begins:

    As many of my readers will have already observed, there’s some high quality misogynist wingnuttery being emitted from R. S. McCain. Like someone embarrassed to have passed gas, McCain first puts up a post that clearly works under the assumption that women are merely objects to be used by men. When this is pointed out, he fires off some updates to his post, all designed to shield him from the accusations he brought upon himself by his overtly despicable original post.

    I’ve hung out with Stacy, can affirm that this EB is AFU. However, we include it here in the name of full disclosure. Not everyone seems to grasp the essential grooviness of this blog.

  • On the heels of Evil Bender comes Heretical Ideas, which blog thinks that Republicans Should Just Admit They’re Klingons. I’ve always felt myself more a Romulan, Alex, when I’m floating in fictional realms. It’s a subjective call, I admit.
  • IntoxiNation labels RSM a “wingnut extraordinaire”, and asks:

    Now I wonder how many of these wingnuts are gladly accepting the tax cuts under Obama? If they really believe what they say, then shouldn’t they give the money back, or better yet – donate it to a mega corporation of their choice? Prove you mean what you write. Yeah – I doubt that will happen.

    No, we won’t gladly accept tax cuts. We’ll fight the disgusting premise of the 16th Amendment, that’s what we’ll do. This country didn’t fight for liberation from King George III only to anoint King POTUS Assclown Whoever (not necessarily BHO).

  • Lawyers, Guns and Money (great graphic, BTW) labels RSM Robert Stacy “Emmett Till Had It Coming” McCain and also produces a runner up for the MADWA award, as if supporting Pam Geller equals making it “acceptable for American conservatives to form alliances with neo-fascists”
  • PoliGazette is in mother hen mode:

    Furthermore, GoV and AS have gone off the deep end, and Charles is right to point out that they have and continue to associate with far-right parties and individuals. “Anti-Jihad” bloggers, as they call themselves, have become Anti-Muslim, Anti-Islam, Anti-Tolerance, and Anti-Equality. Reading the comment sections of these websites is a horrific experience for all who care somewhat about common decency and tolerance. These people – again, I am not talking about people like Donald or Robert S. McCain for they are not “anti-Jihad bloggers” but simply conservative bloggers who are also foreign policy hawks – have become radicals in their own right. Associating with them does not merely destroy one’s credibility, it is also a crime against decency.
    To conservative bloggers like RSM and DD I have only this to say: make no mistake about it, AS and GoV are not ‘conservative blogs.’ Nor are they websites you should be associated with. They are ignorant radicals driven by hate. Conservatives everywhere are wise to distance themselves as much as possible from them.

    PG: I yawn at you. Get some rest.

  • Nappycat is included for completeness, and that’s about it. The link in question is a sarcastic review of the Plan-B post that isn’t even interesting flamebait.
  • Apologies in advance to the following blogs that linked us, but didn’t make it through the Technorati/Smitty filter:

  • faustasblog
  • trackacrat
  • adriennescatholiccorner
  • backyardconservative
  • bitchphd
  • politicalcastaway
  • dogfightatbankstown
  • ennuipundit
  • mahablog
  • nationalcenter
  • ordinary-gentlemen
  • celebritypaycut
  • unitedliberty
  • theendzone
  • mudswimmer
  • grandpajohn
  • newsmediamagazine
  • socialnetworksguru

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April 25, 2009

Bill Maher hates himself. And can you blame him?

Via Memorandum, I encountered Bill Maher’s 737-word sneer at the Tea Party movement and conservatives in general. Having observed Maher for more than 15 years, I felt obligated to share a few insights:

Years ago, when he still had his ABC show, Politically Incorrect, I observed that Maher had two pet peeves, Christian morality and feminism. This struck me as not coincidental, as both of these belief systems would tend to interfere with what was transparently the chief object of Maher’s existence: Getting laid.
After I’d moved to Washington, I became acquainted with someone who had frequently been a guest on Maher’s show. When I shared my supposition about the basis of Maher’s political fixations, my friend nodded eagerly and said: “Bill Maher’s idea of a romantic evening is doing coke with hookers at Sky Bar.” . . .

Read the rest at Hot Air’s Green Room.

UPDATE: No Sheeples Here:

In a monologue from one of his HBO shows, Maher noted that [Sarah] Palin has five children including an infant that has Down syndrome saying “She had it when she was 43 years old. And it looks a lot like John Edwards.”

Maher’s never-married status (at age 53) is sort of the “tell” on his game. Marriage is an institution that teaches humility, requiring a man to acknowledge that he isn’t always right. As every husband knows, every time you do something stupid, your wife is required to recite the list (which wives memorize and rehearse continually in their minds) of every stupid thing you’ve ever done. An adolescent narcissist can’t deal with that. So it’s hookers at Sky Bar for Bill.

April 25, 2009

Carrie Prejean bikini pics

UPDATE 5/5: CARRIE PREJEAN NUDE PIC SCANDAL.

(BUMPED 4/25; URGENT UPDATES BELOW.)

The politics of coercive approval means that to disagree with the policy of same-sex marriage is to disapprove of homosexuality, which is impermissible. As with other “progressive” causes, the object of the gay rights agenda is not merely a matter of policy. Rather, it aims ultimately at thought-control, to forbid dissent.

By speaking out against same-sex marriage, Miss California USA Carrie Prejean may have lost the Miss USA crown, and now she’s the target of “progressive” death threats, as Donald Douglas points out:

You just can’t hold an opinion contrary to the secular progressive hordes in this country: They want her DEAD! They want her family DEAD! They want her house burned to the GROUND! They wanna go there in the middle of the night and PISS ON HER ASHES!

Ah, the sweet voices of multicultural tolerance! They want to mount an inquisition because the CIA plays rough with Abu and Khalid, but let someone dare to criticize their agenda, and we see what they’re really all about: You have a right to our opinion!

Maybe they just hate her because she’s beautiful?

A closer examination of that photo causes me to wonder if Carrie’s got implants:

You notice that (a) she’s extraordinarily lean, and (b) her breasts have that unnatural globular quality that is the telltale hallmark of fakies.

At least they’re a semi-credible B-cup rather than those ginormous porn-star fakies. But I’m still anti-fakie. Whether they’re AAs or DDs, ladies, stick with what the good lord gave ya. To do otherwise is as unnatural as . . . uh, same-sex marriage.

UPDATE: Not only am I now the top Google result for “Carrie Prejean bikini,” but I’m also the No. 6 result for “Carrie+Prejean+naked.” Remember, hits is hits. And since I’m not quite making that $75K/year for 100K visits/month, I’ll gladly take the traffic.

UPDATE II: Welcome Townhall readers! Hope you share my traditional-values opposition to breast implants. “Traditional” and “natural” go together. If a girl’s naturally skinny, that’s OK. And if a girl’s got a little more to love . . . well, nothing wrong with that, either. But keep it natural.

UPDATE III: Speaking of naked, check out the naked bias of Miss USA pageant director Shanna Moakler:

But she lost the crown because she wasn’t able to convey compassion for ALL the people that as MISS USA she would be representing. and if YOU like it or not, gays and lesbians make up this country as well. THIS is why we have judges so they can find the RIGHT woman who obtains these qualities. they are crucial in my eyes when holding a honor and title as big as being Miss USA. The panel of judges was qualified and did their job, they represented all of us, men, woman, black, white, gay and straight.

OK, to start with, Ms. Moakler, you’re blogging on MySpace, OK? But I skip past that, as well as overlooking your UNUSUAL choices of ALLCAPS. What you can’t seem to comprehend, Ms. Moakler is how evil it is to make someone’s position on a controversial public policy question a measure of their “compassion.”

You are evil, Ms. Moakler. Perez Hilton is evil and so are any of the Miss USA judges who share your evil mentality that equates opposition to the politicized gay-rights agenda with a lack of “compassion.” How about you arrogant elitists read an actual book once in a while and try to understand why politics as an exercise in moral narcissism — The Vision of the Anointed, as Thomas Sowell dubbed it — is so heinously evil.

UPDATE IV: Carrie Prejean: Hateful Oppressor?

UPDATE V:

(April 25) I am not going to name the distinguished conservative academic who e-mailed me a link to a site titled, “CARRIE PREJEAN NAKED.” However, I do want to serve notice that anyone who thinks they can out-pander me has got another think coming. When it comes to random-Google keywords, nobody out-panders the Rule 5 King.

I’m No. 1 on “Carrie Prejean bikini,” and if somebody’s aced me out on “Carrie Prejean nude,” or “Carrie Prejean naked,” or “Carrie Prejean upskirt,” I’m not going to give in without a fight.

BTW, the photo above is meant to illustrate my earlier argument (I’m currently the No. 4 Google return on “Carrie Prejean fake boobs”) that Miss California USA is implant-enhanced. One of the commenters has referred to the clearly evident “refund gap” between Miss Prejean’s suspiciously globular breasts.

Having done extensive hands-on field research from 1973-1988, I’m an authority on varieties of female pectoral configuration. Miss Prejean’s chest is a phenomenon not found in nature. There is no purely biological possibility of a girl that skinny having breasts that large, perfectly spherical in shape, and separated by several inches of flat sternum. Trust an expert: Those boobs are as unnatural as “Adam and Steve.”

April 25, 2009

Is Samantha Power Doing Her Andy Kaufman Right Now?

by Smitty

Power Line links Politico with a story about Samantha Power and the Armenian Genocide

As president, Obama has not been willing to “commemorate the Armenian genocide.” Instead, in his typical weasel fashion, he tries to have it both ways. This, according to Smith, Obama has infuriated the Armenian-American community, including those who strongly supported him.

Amazing, isn’t it, that the realpolitik of being the POTUS mocks all the asinine dreams? (To be clear, I refer to the utopian leftist ideals, not the reasonable desire of Armenians for redress of their holocaust.) Turkey, by nature of its geography and the mess that is the Middle East, will drive decisions like this. It’s not buying much to take cheap shots at BHO for doing what you have to do as POTUS, any more than it did his predecessor.
To the finned, gilled and scaly fish that voted for him based upon the rainbows coming from the butt end of his unicorn, I have little in the way of solace. You’re welcome to come to the Tea Party protests, and build the momentum needed to restore the Constitution to some semblance of the Framer’s meaning.
Kumbaya won’t do it for you. I think you and Samantha Power will have to reach for the release that can be found in the dadaism of Andy Kaufman:
And, to the Armenians, we can all pray for the return of Christ, when evil will meet final justice.