Bipartisanship

May 17, 2010

America is a divided land. There’s just not much we agree on these days, but, at last, something has come along on which we can all agree…

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is a lying sack of day-old dog poop.

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Video: Tom McClintock endorses Chuck DeVore

May 17, 2010

California congressman Tom McClintock, a powerful figure on the Right in this state, has cut a video carrying his endorsement of Assemblyman Chuck DeVore in his race for the Republican nomination for the US Senate. While lacking Governor Palin’s cachet, one hopes that McClintock’s blessing, coming from someone who knows California politics very well, will carry a lot of weight with Republican voters:

Tom McClintock represents one of my great political regrets of recent years, having cast my vote in the 2003 gubernatorial recall election instead for Arnold Schwarzenegger.  There are few do-overs in politics, but this time I plan to make up for it by voting conviction over star-power.


The Poet Versus the Prophet

May 17, 2010

There’s a great essay at Reason by Mark Goldblatt, who’s sick to death of Western society’s cowardice (disguised as “political correctness”) in the face of jihadist, fascist Islam:

I’ve had a couple of weeks now to think about [Allen] Ginsberg cursing out that cabbie, and cursing out Islam and Muhammad. You see, I live in Manhattan, three blocks from Times Square. As near as I can determine, I was walking with a friend about thirty feet from the car bomb on May 1st right around the time it was supposed to detonate. Except for the technical incompetence of a Muslim dirtbag named Faisal Shahzad, I and my friend would likely be dead now. Note the phrase: “Muslim dirtbag.” Neither term by itself accounts for the terrorist act he attempted to perpetrate; both terms, however, are equally complicit in it. It might have been a crapshoot of nature and nurture that wrought a specimen like Shahzad, but it was Islam that inspired him, that gave his fecal stain of a life its depth and its justification. Why is that so difficult to admit?

Read the whole thing. The closing line deserves a standing ovation.

(via The Jawa Report)

UPDATE: And speaking of cowardice, take it away, Attorney General Eric Holder! And then there’s Michael Barone’s analysis.


Agriculture Commissioners are tough in Alabama

May 17, 2010

Is this guy running for commissioner or sheriff?

The Old West imagery is kind of jarring for a Deep South candidate, but, if he wins, I hope no one ever tries filching someone else’s water on his watch.

Or you’ll have to answer to Agriculture Commissioner Dale Peterson. Cowboy

(via Fausta)


Time for Los Angeles to boycott California?

May 17, 2010

I love it. Last week, the LA City Council took a stand in defense of sanctimonious, ignorant racial pandering and, lead by Chief Panderer Ed Reyes, voted to boycott the state of Arizona over its new immigration law – while still buying power and water from the Copper State, of course.

Maybe someone should have told Ed (and the rest of the bozos) that California already has a similar law on the books:

(a) Every law enforcement agency in California shall fully cooperate with the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service regarding any person who is arrested if he or she is suspected of being present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws. (b) With respect to any such person who is arrested, and suspected of being present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws, every law enforcement agency shall do the following: (1) Attempt to verify the legal status of such person as a citizen of the United States, an alien lawfully admitted as a permanent resident, an alien lawfully admitted for a temporary period of time or as an alien who is present in the United States in violation of immigration laws. The verification process may include, but shall not be limited to, questioning the person regarding his or her date and place of birth, and entry into the United States, and demanding documentation to indicate his or her legal status. (2) Notify the person of his or her apparent status as an alien who is present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws and inform him or her that, apart from any criminal justice proceedings, he or she must either obtain legal status or leave the United States. (3) Notify the Attorney General of California and the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service of the apparent illegal status and provide any additional information that may be requested by any other public entity. (c) Any legislative, administrative, or other action by a city, county, or other legally authorized local governmental entity with jurisdictional boundaries, or by a law enforcement agency, to prevent or limit the cooperation required by subdivision (a) is expressly prohibited.

(Source)

Be sure to read the original article to see just what a fool this “public servant” is.  With Los Angeles possibly facing bankruptcy and with its finances so bad that it’s refusing to pay for sidewalk repair, the council’s most urgent priority is to get hysterical over another state’s law?

Meanwhile, I eagerly await the council’s decision to boycott Laker and Dodger games and wine from Northern California.

(via Hot Air)