Morton Kondracke Carrying the Liberals’ Bottled Water

The ever-leftward moving Morton Kondracke is parroting the Democrats’ Fairness Doctrine propaganda, whether he knows it or not.

From GOP Recovery: Fire Rush Limbaugh:

How can the Republican Party rebound? The first step would be to quit letting Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham set its agenda.

Morton, if Limbaugh, Hannity and Ingraham set the GOP agenda, I assure you that John McCain would not have been the party’s nominee. Conservative talk radio greeted the nomination of McCain with all the enthusiasm that sailors welcome genital herpes. The Republicans’ problem was and is that they don’t listen to the base in the first place!

Kondracke’s view isn’t a misconception, but rather the byproduct of a deception. This is a bogus seed that the left, and willing or unwitting dupes on the right, plant among Republicans so liberals can implement a version of their coveted Fairness Doctrine without the rest of us complaining too loudly.

Here’s the strategy: By brainwashing everybody into believing that Rush Limbaugh cost the GOP the White House and congressional control, Democrats hope to make Republicans believe that a Fairness Doctrine would actually save the Republican Party. Wow, those Democrats sure are nice!

The implementation of the agendas of Limbaugh, Hannity and Ingraham are exactly what Democrats fear, Mort — or else they wouldn’t be so preoccupied with trying to put an iron boot over the throat of free speech. But you don’t have to offer to tie their laces for them, you know…

Happy Tanks-giving, Guns & Roses

The new Guns & Roses album “Chinese Democracy,” which has been in the works so long that the joke going around was that there would actually be democracy in China by the time it was released, has predictably chapped the totalitarian chopsticks of the Chinese government:

A newspaper published by China’s ruling Communist Party is blasting the latest Guns N’ Roses album as an attack on the Chinese nation.
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In an article Monday headlined “American band releases album venomously attacking China,” the Global Times said unidentified Chinese Internet users had described the album as part of a plot by some in the West to “grasp and control the world using democracy as a pawn.”

In order to get any state-sponsored air play in China, G&R would have had to include a song like “It’s hip to be Tiananmen Square.”

If the sarcastic title of the album rankles the Chi-Coms, just wait until they hear the songs, like “Sweet One-Child Policy O’ Mine,” “Knockin’ on Mao’s Door” “Welcome to the Jiang Goal” and “Live and Tibet Die.”

Part of my life philosophy is very simple: “If it makes a communist mad, it can’t be all bad.” To that end, I think I’ll like the new G&R stuff.

Turkeys at the Times

You may have seen the video of Sarah Palin being interviewed while turkeys were being, shall we say, “prepared for Thanksgiving” in the background.

I love how the nancies at the New York Times describe the turkey’s demise as if it’s a condemned political prisoner in China:

You don’t have to be a huge animal lover to question why Governor Palin chose to be interviewed — while issuing a traditional seasonal pardon of a turkey — while turkeys were being executed in the background.

Executed? And without blindfolds and without a last cigarette? How cruel. Oh, sorry… no last cigarette — I was only kidding, Mayor Bloomberg!

Palin probably chose to be interviewed there because she knew it would make pencil-neck metrosexuals at the Times so nervous that they’d have the turkey trots for the next two weeks. Liberals like to fool themselves into believing that the turkey on their Thanksgiving table died of natural causes, you know.

This all reminded me of of Les Nessman in the famous “turkey drop” scene in WKRP in Cincinnati.

This is kind of how the NYT would have covered Palin’s turkey pardon:

Helter Shelter

From the “Your government at work” department comes this winner: NYC Churches Ordered Not To Shelter Homeless

NEW YORK (CBS) ― City officials have ordered 22 New York churches to stop providing beds to homeless people.

With temperatures well below freezing early Saturday, the churches must obey a city rule requiring faith-based shelters to be open at least five days a week — or not at all.

The headline would be more accurate like this: “City bureaucrats fear drop in annual funding if others keep being charitable.”

In spite of what they tell us all the time, liberalism has nothing to do with caring about people.

Sorry, Iowa, No Break for You

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is in Iowa saying he’s not running for president.

It’s official: The 2012 campaign is underway!

Not to be upstaged, Jindal’s appearance will soon be followed by other non-Iowa politicians coming to the state to announce that they too are not running for president in 2012, and that office space they rented was only because they needed a place to put their extra tables, computers and “XXXXX in 2012” campaign posters that some silly jokesters had printed.

Sorry, Iowa. No break for you!

Google Logo Cuts to the Chase

I can’t believe I missed it earlier in the week, but this past Thursday, Google recognized “Transgender Remembrance Day.”

I’m all for everybody’s right to be whatever they want to be as long as it doesn’t cost me money or block traffic, so more power to folks who long to be different. But Google’s special logo for the occasion of Transgender Remembrance Day was far from tastefully subtle:

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Big Court Victory for Canadian Mile High Chubb

You might call this a half-ass ruling:

Obese people have the right to two seats for the price of one on flights within Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled on Thursday.

Here’s a picture of the Supreme Court of Canada (somewhere there are nine mall santas wondering where their outfits are). A couple of those justices are a slice of meat-lovers pizza away from turning this ruling into a huge conflict of interest.