While the economy burns

March 9, 2009

The White House has resources (paid for by public money) targeted on …  a radio commentator??

WTF?? Just what kind of sheep do these Chicago gangsters think we are? AngryI dont know


Good news!

March 9, 2009

North Korea’s raving psychotic dictator Dear Leader, Kim Jong-il, has been reelected to a seat in parliament with 100 percent of his district’s vote! The people there are so weak from starvation happy that no one wanted to commit suicide run against him.

You just know he’s insane The One!

Isn’t life wonderful in Hell in the Korean Workers’ Paradise? Big Hug

(hat tip: Pookie)


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I’m tired

March 9, 2009

And so is The Old Jarhead.


Wasilla as Colombey?

March 9, 2009

From somewhere near London, The Aged P has watched Sarah Palin these last few months and thinks he’s noticed a striking, albeit surprising, similarity: Governor Palin – Going De Gaulle?

Since the Alfalfa Dinner Gov Palin appears to have chosen Alaska as her own Colombey-les- Deux-Eglises, far enough away from the mainstream of US politics, concerning herself with her responsibilities as Governor and keeping a distance between herself and the spotlight, just as de Gaulle did in the 1950s. She has stayed away from CPAC, she did not attend the NGA, causing some irritation amongst some elements who would prefer her to act as some Joan of Arc type figure scorching across the lower 48 thrusting and slashing at the President and Congress. Staying out of the spotlight is not an option for some of these folk who often see politics as showbiz where your PR people will tell you that you have to be forever working on your next film or album to remain in the public eye.But the Governor does not need any of that – like de Gaulle she is so deeply impressed upon the public’s imagination that she needs no PR, she is simply there.

Read the whole thing.

People who harp on her poor performance in the Gibson and Couric interviews conveniently forget how she electrified the audience -in person and out in television land- with her speech at the Republican National Convention. They also ignore the huge crowds she drew during her campaign stops, crowds often bigger than McCain’s. That they lost is through no fault of hers; in fact, I maintain she was the reason the ticket came as close as it did.

Some now cluck their tongues at the Governor’s "retirement" to Alaska, claiming she needs to get out there now barnstorming for other candidates and attacking Obama, as if the 2012 campaign has already begun. (She does, however, have her own PAC) I disagree; they pass over her responsibilities as governor as if they’re a trifle, and yet it’s on the foundation of a successful record in Alaska and its contrast to President Obama’s likely lack of success that a possible campaign for the White House will rest, at least in large part.

She may not be hitting CPAC or giving the rebuttal to a presidential speech, but Sarah Palin is by no means forgotten, not with the impression she made of so many of us who are tired of the cynical, sanctimonious elites of Washington, Right and Left. When the nation is ready, the call will go out for her return from Wasilla.

(And thank God she doesn’t have de Gaulle’s nose….)

palin02  Love Struck

(hat tip: Conservatives4Palin)


I should write for the Washington Post

March 9, 2009

They’ve noticed the Obama administration’s attempt to play dodge-ball with the budget and spending bills and come to the same conclusion I did: Flat Tires on the Omnibus

THE CONGRESSIONAL budget process — and process is an awfully polite word for the current chaos — gets uglier and uglier. The $410 billion omnibus spending bill that is crawling to final passage and an unenthusiastic signature comes nearly halfway through the fiscal year. It covers spending for pretty much the entire domestic side of the government — yet none of the nine bills merged into the single giant package were ever considered on the floor of the House or Senate. President Obama’s not-my-problem stance may be canny politics: Why put any political capital into this one when there are so many other difficult fights to come? But his asserted stance that this is, in the words of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, "last year’s business," borders on irresponsible. This may be last year’s business, but Mr. Obama is this year’s president.

(Emphasis added)

My one quibble is that the Post is being too kind by stopping at "borders;" the administration’s denial of any responsibility for these spending bills is irresponsible. Obama has spouted all sorts of rhetoric about "fiscal responsibility." It’s about time he acted on it, starting now, by threatening to veto these bill unless the pork is carved out. Not talking

(hat tip: Mary Katherine Ham)