Hurricane Latrina: A Post-Inauguration Picture is Worth a Thousand Metaphors

This picture is up on Drudge right now, featuring the aftermath of “Hurricane Latrina”:

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Obama supporters are, of course, the environmental-minded folks who are going to “clean up that town,” not to mention the planet, health care, terrorism and the economy.

The mainstream media won’t report it in an ironic or critical fashion, however. I’m surprised that the front page of this morning’s New York Times didn’t feature the above photo under this headline: Obama Audience Donates Generously to Area Homeless

Democrats Nothing But Class Toward Outgoing President Bush (/sarcasm)

Much of what happened Tuesday in Washington, DC was historic, and much of it was incredibly low-rent. I’m trying to decide which trumps the other as the legacy of the day, and I still haven’t made up my mind. I’m leaning toward the latter, especially now that I read stuff like this, which, by the way, is now posted on the official White House website:

President Obama will keep the broken promises made by President Bush to rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. He and Vice President Biden will take steps to ensure that the federal government will never again allow such catastrophic failures in emergency planning and response to occur.

Stay classy, Obama administration.

Oh, and by the way, FEMA got a chance to practice their response capabilities so Obama can “avoid catastrophic failures in emergency planning,” because DC was declared a disaster area for the inauguration in order to get enough money to put on all of Obama’s pomp and circumstance (seriously, it was declared a disaster area). So essentially, President Bush ordered FEMA to declare DC a disaster area so that Obama could mock Bush for misusing FEMA. You just can’t make this stuff up!

At the inauguration, there were shots taken at President Bush from the podium that were cheap, and in many ways unprecedented — yes, even for Democrats at inaugurations.

The kind of thing in the video below should garner an official apology from Obama on behalf of some of his rude, ignorant and mentally challenged minions. But that will never happen, because Obama is too busy telling his hope-notized followers to be more polite to radical Muslims who want us dead than to one of our own former presidents:

(h/t LGF)

Colin Powell Eats (Jim) Crow, Longs for Bad Old Days

Colin Powell echoed many Obama supporters this morning and said something that has befuddled me for some time now:

“I think it has really, really been an remarkable event in terms of getting everybody to stand back and say, look at what we have seen here in America,” Powell said. “The America we remember is back again.”

Obama spent a good deal of his inaugural speech talking about this nation’s shameful days of slavery and how he wouldn’t have even been able to sit down to eat at many restaurants only 60 years ago. Then, just before a black man was to be sworn in as president — Colin Powell said, “the America we remember is back again”? Huh? Did they cart off Obama and swear in another white guy when we weren’t looking? Did Robert Byrd show up in his old Kleagle hood?

What America we remember is back again? The America Obama remembered certainly isn’t back — if it were, Obama and Powell would be sweeping up right now after the inaugural, carting off Port-o-potties, using separate drinking fountains and shining Huey Long’s wingtips.

The Chris Matthews Inauguration Obamagasometer

Instead of live-blogging the entire inauguration, I decided that, throughout the day, I’ll just post a photo that represents the mood of Chris Matthews, whose love affair with Barack Obama is well known. Chris is also a fair representation of the emotions the majority of the mainstream media will be experiencing today.

How far up Matthews’ leg is the “thrill” going today? We’ll know as the day goes on.

We’ll have seven pictures on the Chris Matthews Obamagasometer that will let us know what emotions the MSNBC host is experiencing throughout this historic day. Here are those pictures and what they mean:

1) Chris is feelin’ romantic, like he’s starring in Jackie Collins’ novel “Barack Back Mountin'”:

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2) Chris is feelin’ exhillerated, like he just woke up in a hotel room next to a note from Obama that read, “Thanks, you were great. There’s fifty bucks on the dresser.” And his hair is a dead giveaway:

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3) Chris is feelin’ reflective — remembering the moment he first submitted to Obama’s divinity:

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4) Chris is as giddy as a schoolboy:

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5) Chris is pretending to be a respected and unbiased journaist:

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6) Chris is gloating — “You’re finished, Republicans! Mwa-ha haha!:

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7) Chris is in in the throes of full Obamagasmic release:

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The inauguration coverage begins…

10 a.m.: Two hours before Obama is sworn in. Mood: reflective:

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11 a.m.: Giddy as a schoolboy:

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11:30 a.m.: Featuring a new Obamagasometer reading: Chris is feelin’ obedient to his master while pretending to be a respected and unbiased journalist:

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11:56 a.m.: Chris is feelin’ romantic:

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12:10 p.m.: Obama is President! Chris is in the throes of full Obamagasmic release!

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12:35 p.m.: Chris is feelin’ tired yet exhillerated:

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1:05 p.m.: Chris is gloating — “You’re finished, Republicans! Mwa-ha haha!:

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Countdown to Massive Liberal Disappointment and Compromised Expectations

The big day has arrived… the moon shot for “progressives” and liberals who believe it’s not only possible to have their cake and eat it too, but to nail Betty Crocker and steal her purse while they’re at it.

Below is a snap of the main page of the Huffington Post, the website that has choked the ‘hope’ chicken so much they have calluses in the shape of Abraham Lincoln:

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We’re all being inaugurated? Well, except for Arianna Huffington — she was born in Athens, Greece. Unless of course she gets Obama’s birth certificate forgers on the job!

The inauguration, and subsequent months, should be fun. I feel like I’m watching a bunch of giddy kids who sent away for a mail-order product that looked amazing in the ad in the comic book. The problem is, the postman’s almost here, and you know how well those mail-order products live up to your expectations.

Bush Leaves on High Note: Ramos and Compean Sentences Commuted

Here’s a bit of Pepto Bismol to help soothe an otherwise nauseating amount of inauguration coverage…

I have to admit, I find this shocking, but in a good way for a change:

President George W. Bush has commuted the prison sentences of two former Border Patrol guards whose convictions for shooting a Mexican drug dealer ignited debate about illegal immigration.

Bush’s act of clemency on Monday for Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean was a victory for Democratic and Republican members of Congress and others who pleaded with the president to pardon the men or at least commute their sentences.

Ramos and Compean are each serving sentences of more than 10 years for shooting an unarmed illegal immigrant as he was fleeing an abandoned marijuana load in 2005, then trying to cover it up.

Last August, when I wrote “Bush, go with integrity, pardon our border agents,” I didn’t really think it would happen — not even a commutation. It would have been in such contrast with Bush’s appeasement to illegals, but maybe Bush figured that it’s his last day, so what the hell. A commutation isn’t a pardon, but at least they’re out of prison.

It’s too bad that, with the exception of his defense of the unborn, Bush had to wait until his last day in office to make conservatives even reasonably happy on a domestic issue — but, in any case, good on ya, Dubya.

Transcript: US Airways Pilot Gives First MSM Interview

The now-famous US Airways pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger was interviewed for the first time since piloting his aircraft, passengers and crew to a safe landing in the Hudson River.

NBC’s Matt Lauer conducted the interview from Washington this morning. Below is a transcript:

[begin transcript]

Lauer: Captain Sullenberger, thanks so much for being with us today.

Sully: Thank you, Matt. Please, call me Sully.

Lauer: Okay, Sully. First off — that was such an amazing landing, and that there were no casualties is truly a miracle. Do you believe that the fact that a potential tragedy was averted had anything to do with it being in such close proximity to the date of Obama’s inauguration?

Sully: Well, uh, I credit the training that US Airways provided all of us for just such an emergency.

Lauer: Training played a key role, of course. Let’s cut to some video now [begin video of Obama’s whistlestop tour]. You credit the training of you and your crew, and is it just coincidental that Obama was on a traintraining if you will — just one day after you flew into a flock of birds?

Sully: I’m not sure I get where you’re goi…

Lauer (interrupting): You’re being humble, Sully, but your miraculous landing did have something to do with this training, yes?

Sully: I think it’s proof of that.

Lauer: Of Obama’s divinity?

Sully: No, no. Of the professionalism and highly trained nature of the flight crew.

Lauer: So, take us through the event from wheels-up, to the time of the bird strike, to your landing.

Sully: Well, the takeoff proceeded normally. We’d made it up to about 3,000 feet when…

Lauer (interrupting): Could you see the site of Obama’s inauguration from up there?

Sully: What? No… we were in New York, and that’s in Washington. Anyway, we hit a huge flock of geese that were flying south.

Lauer: Probably to Obama’s inauguration. Go on.

Sully: Um, and both engines cut out on us. We had only a split-second to decide what to do.

Lauer: Just like the split-second decisions President Obama will be making in coming years.

Sully: Kind of. So… I knew we wouldn’t make it to any other airport with both engines out, and our only chance was to ditch in the Hudson.

Lauer: Obama likes water too. Did you see those pictures of him swimming in Hawaii? Katie (Couric) has them hanging in her office. Some nights you can hear her in there making odd noises, but we’re too afraid to ask, ya know?

Sully: I guess that’s her business. So we… uh… put down in the Hudson, and had to get everybody out quickly.

Lauer: I’ve been meaning to ask you about getting everybody out. As we all know, US Airways has had more than its share of problems with violating the civil rights of Muslims. A Muslim group is claiming that you ditched because you wanted to get some Muslims off the plane. Is that an accurate accusation?

Sully: Oh come on, Matt… can we stick to the poi…

Lauer (interrupting): Obama’s not a Muslim, you know. I think that silly accusation has been effectively put down, so if you’re telling me you didn’t want to see his inauguration site just because you think he’s a Muslim, or that you landed in the Hudson to kick his Muslim brothers off your aircraft, you’re way off base sir.

Sully: Look Matt, I’ve got to get going.

Lauer: Did you know there are over 5,000 Port-o-potties at Obama’s inauguration? Everybody’s gonna go to the bathroom outdoors, just like when Lincoln was president.

Sully: I hadn’t heard that, but in my own defense, I’ve been kind of busy.

Lauer: Busy kicking Muslims off your plane? You know, we’ve done a little research, and seven of your passengers were going to be connecting from your scheduled destination of Charlotte, North Carolina to Washington, DC for the inauguration. America should be proud to know that they’re still going to make it to the inauguration, in spite of your best efforts.

Sully: I’m outta here.

Lauer: So there you have it. A harrowing tale from a man who will someday realize that he, his crew and all his passengers, were saved by Obama. This story serves as a reminder that we’re all merely Obama’s co-pilots on the long, non-stop flight to hope.

[end transcript]

“Life imitates art” update: Captain Sullenberger will meet the person who saved the lives of his passengers: Pilot and family invited to inauguration

Monday’s Column: The Global Warming Deep Freeze

Today’s column at WorldNetDaily is about the beginning of congressional hearings on the “threats from global warming” during one of the nation’s worst cold snaps in recent memory.

I’ve heard people mocking this, but actually it highlights something that should serve as a great reminder on the topic: Global warming has nothing to do with the temperature.

Give a read to “Is it cold, or is Gore crazy” for the whole story.

Help spread the word by giving it a Digg here.

SNL Misses a Tackle on Ann Coulter

Normally I can get a good laugh when my own side gets poked fun at on SNL or anywhere else, as long as it’s funny, based at least somewhat in the truth, and not just ad hominem meat for the other side. Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin is a good example.

Saturday’s Ann Coulter knock is a swing and a miss at worst, and a swing and a foul ball at best. Maybe I was just disappointed that it’s a little mild. Defending George W. Bush and cracks about Coulter’s need to eat a sammich? Bland. Maybe all the SNL writers who would have had the Coulter character calling for gays to be hanged, for a return to slavery and for the homeless to be executed are all in DC for the inauguration.

You be the judge:

Broke Barack Maryland: State Senator is Idiot of the Day

Maryland State Senator and Obama cult charter member Lisa Gladden wins today’s “Idiot of the Day” prize — a big pitcher of Jonestown Kool Aid flavored with a little splash of hope — for this gem:

“It doesn’t matter that the State of Maryland is broke, as long as Barack Obama is the President of the United States, it is going to be great.”

But you shouldn’t believe everything you read, so click here for a video. Hopenotized morons are more fun when you can watch them saying dumb things.

Maryland has a $1.9 billion budget shortfall. Gladden spent three years on the state’s Finance Committee. Praise be to Obama that there’s finally a distraction from her incompetence!

Geez — some of these Obamaniacs make the Heaven’s Gate cult look like an Episcopalian glee club.

(h/t Puma and HotAir)