Rule 5 Friday, National Cleavage Day edition

March 30, 2012

Let it never be said that we at Public Secrets Global HQ failed to honor an important occasion:

The model is Jordan Carver, an America-loving model who’s been featured here before. We’re happy to make her the Public Secrets spokesmodel for this significant event.

Background: I logged into Twitter this morning to find all sorts of posts (1) about #NationalCleavageDay and many women I follow (2) using cleavage shots for their avatars. Since I’m sure no one would want to see my cleavage, I figured this was the best way to play along.

You’re welcome.

PS: Rule 5 explained.

(1) I just can’t bring myself to say “tweets” or “I tweeted.”
(2) No, not in a creepy stalker sense. “Following” is how you subscribe to people’s tweets posts. Really, what kind of person do you think I am?

(Video) Operation Hot Mic!

March 30, 2012

I was wondering when someone would make an ad about Obama’s offer of flexibility to the Russians, and now I have my answer:


via the geniuses at American Crossroads and Adam S. Baldwin.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)

So that’s why Rubio endorsed Romney

March 30, 2012

More fallout from Obama’s “Open-Mic Moment” in Korea with Russian President Medvedev:

In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, Sen. Rubio revealed that President Obama’s recent “open mic” gaffe with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev sparked his endorsement of Mitt Romney for president Wednesday night.

“It’s been weighing on my mind all week,” he said.

“I’ve never thought about this as a political calculation,” Rubio said of his endorsement. “I’m just sitting back here and watching a president that just got back from overseas — where he told the Russian president to work with him and give him space so he can be more flexible if he gets re-elected.”

“The stakes are so high. We’re not running against John F. Kennedy here,” he said.

“We have to win this election in November. We have to!” he averred. “If we don’t win this election in November — and we get four more years of Barack Obama — I don’t know what that means … But I know it ain’t good.”

Not that Marco Rubio’s endorsement will mean that much in the long run; personally, I’m skeptical of the value of endorsements. But gaffes, like elections, do have consequences. In the last week, we’ve seen more and more conservatives endorsing Romney, even if halfheartedly, as Rubio does in this interview. I’ve no proof of this, but I have to wonder if other prominent Republicans saw that tape of a supplicant Obama begging for “space” and promising to be “more flexible” after his reelection, and had their jaws hit the floor. Obama may well have helped create unity in a contentious, often bitter Republican primary.

Like the Senator from Florida said, “We have to win this election in November. We have to!”

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)

TR forecasts the “Arab Spring”

March 30, 2012

From a letter to a friend written in 1911, after the former-president had visited Cairo and Khartoum:

The real strength of the Nationalist movement in Egypt, however, lay not with these Levantines of the café  but with the mass of practically unchanged bigoted Moslems to whom the movement meant driving out the foreigner, plundering and slaying the local Christian, and a return to all the violence and corruption which festered under the old-style Moslem rule, whether Asiatic or African.

Very foresightful, our 26th president. He and Churchill would have agreed.

via Andrew Bostom