Obama’s School Speech Being Protested By… Marion Barry?

Glenn Thrush at Politico expects a crack police force to arrest DC Councilman and former DC Mayor Marion Barry today for blocking the entrance to the Dept. of Education building during President Obama’s recruitment speech to school kids:

DC Councilman and former Mayor Marion Barry is likely to be arrested today.

Barry, a convert to the voucher cause, will be blocking the entrance to the Department of Education building during President Obama’s speech to protest the gradual phasing out of the DC school voucher program, according to organizers.

The event, organized by Parents for DC Choice, along with Councilman Kevin Chavous, and Dr. Howard Fuller, will target DOE Secretary Arne Duncan, who won’t be in the building.

It’s been weeks since Barry was last arrested, so he’s obviously missing it.

Remember, Marion — when the cops approach, pipe down, act casual.

Tea Party Express Blows By The Windy City, Biden Says Something Stupid Again

If the “Tea Party Express” rally in New Lenox near Chicago is any indication, the national event this coming Saturday in DC promises to be enormous.

According to this story, 8,000 to 10,000 people attended, both Republican and Democrat.

Hopefully a push can be made to point out to the media that it isn’t an “anti-tax” movement as it’s reported in the video here, but rather an anti-Socialism movement to confront what is resulting in confiscatory taxation that is dragging the country down the financial toilet.

On the dumber side of the coin, here’s what our resident genius Vice President Joe Biden said yesterday:

“I love my Republican colleagues saying, ‘Biden why are you pushing a stimulus package? Why are you out there spending this money?’ I’ll tell you why. Because there are millions of Americans today who are getting unemployment insurance who wouldn’t get it but for that recovery act. Millions,” said Vice Pres. Biden.

The government’s “Recovery Act” spends billions on unemployment insurance for people put out of work partly because the economy is crippled by recovery acts? I’m not overly educated, but this sounds like self-perpetuating misery if I ever heard it.

Keith Olbermann to Minions: Get Me Dirt On Beck, Others

MSNBC’s resident Moonbat-in-Chief Keith Olbermann continues to prove that he’s suffering from a nasty case of the media’s version of small penis syndrome with this pathetic plea at The Daily Kos:

I don’t know why I’ve got this phrasing in my head, but: Find everything you can about Glenn Beck, Stu Burguiere, and Roger Ailes.
Tuesday we will expand this to the television audience and have a dedicated email address to accept leads, tips, contacts, on Beck, his radio producer Burguiere, and the chief of his tv enablers, Ailes (even though Ailes’ power was desperately undercut when he failed to pull off his phony “truce” push).

Attacking the messenger is easier than debunking the message, that’s for sure. Funny though how Olbermann’s answer to what he says are baseless witch-hunts is to put out a call for a baseless witch hunt.

Olbermann’s worrying an awful lot about a cable channel that he said is only viewed by paranoid racists and doesn’t even count as a legitimate news organization. He can’t count them as a competitor, or else he couldn’t make comical claims like this:

KEITH OLBERMANN: I hate to intrude with the facts but ours is the highest rated cable news program viewers 35 and younger and the highest rated cable news program for all viewers not on Fixed News. And since Fixed News has since now migrated completely over to serving propaganda to tin foil hatters, conspiracy theorists, paranoids and racists it is not a news organization making this show the highest rated cable news program, period.

And the Detroit Lions were the best team in the NFC Central last season if you don’t count the teams that aren’t located in Michigan.

From a program prospective, how sad is it that Olbermann, who no doubt has at least a small production staff, must take to the freakin’ Internet to plead for help in finding dirt on private citizens who are apparently guilty of the henious crime of reporting on the goings-on in their government and having three times the viewers of Keith Olbermann?

How can the Republic survive if somebody doesn’t put a stop to Glenn Beck drubbing Keith Olbermann in the ratings while exposing varied commies, leftists, Marxists, Maoists and general incompetence in Washington, DC?

This is sad, and a new low, even for Keith Olbermann.

Hey Keith, I have a challenge for you, if you really want to boost your ratings: Instead of searching for “dirt” on Beck, prove him wrong about Van Jones. Use facts, figures, video, audio — anything — but prove him wrong. Even I’ll watch you if you can do that, but until then you’re coming across as nothing more than a guy with a small dick who’s begging somebody to hand him a rolled up sock to stuff down his pants so he can compete with the other guys. Sad, but hardly surprising.

(h/t MyPetJawa)

Van Jones Resigns After a Life Spent Orchestrating His Own Smear Campaign

The fact that Van Jones resigned isn’t really surprising, but how he spun the fact that his own words were what brought him down is so pathetic that he should be an elected official instead of a czar:

“On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me,” Jones, special adviser for green jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, said in a statement announcing his resignation just after midnight Saturday. “They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide.”

He continued: “I have been inundated with calls — from across the political spectrum — urging me to ‘stay and fight.’ But I came here to fight for others, not for myself. I cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues to expend precious time and energy defending or explaining my past. We need all hands on deck, fighting for the future.”

It’s sad beyond belief when video and audio of ones own words are called a “smear campaign.” Mr. Jones, if you don’t want any “smear campaigns” against you in the future, stop creating them.

Many in the mainstream media, of course, agree with Jones. NBC reports that Jones resigned after “GOP attacks.” And by “GOP attacks” they mean “putting out information that news organizations like NBC were too much in Obama’s pocket to report on.”

If baseless “GOP attacks” are enough to get members of the Obama administration to resign, it’s going to be a long three-plus years for Obama.

Here’s Van Jones LAST YEAR (a “youthful indescretion” from waaay back in 2008) informing whoever could stomach to watch that “white polluters” are “steering pollution into minority communities”:

Damn that GOP smear campaign!

By the way, take a closer look at that mural behind Jones at the Ella Baker Center For Human Rights. Here’s what it depicts:

The painting has images of African-American and Latinos in the center, with a white cop shooting a Latino woman with her baby on one side, and a white guy in a suit on the other side with a sign that says “war on youth” holding an African American kid in chains.

Some humans are more deserving of human rights than others. And Jones is the one who’s the victim of partisan attacks and smear campaigns?

The larger question remains, and it should be directed toward Obama if some reporter has the balls to ask it (and they won’t): “Mr. Jones’ writings and recorded interviews are so accessible that anyone with Google could have found out about him, so was Jones not vetted whatsoever by your staff, or do you simply agree with what he’s said?”

The bad news is that there’s now a job opening for a “Green Jobs Czar.” Oh how will we survive without one for a few days? Somehow I feel like the world is a greener place without one — but if you think about it, the greenest job of all is one that doesn’t exist.

(h/t GatewayPundit)

Update: Here’s a farewell song dedicated to the former Green Jobs Czar who is now just another unemployment statistic:

What if Obama Doesn’t Want Jones to Go? This is Why Having Czars is Dangerous

nullThere is no better example of why this “Czar” business is a dangerous one than what we’ve been finding out about Van Jones these past couple of weeks.

Gateway Pundit has been keeping up with the laughably but dangerously leftist and racist “Green Jobs Czar,” and it ain’t pretty. Jones is useful in that he certainly helps expose what I’ve been writing for a long time, which is that modern “environmentalism” isn’t about the environment at all.

The longer Obama holds on to Jones, the longer it’s apparent that Obama agrees with Jones’ drivel (which we already know, who are we kidding?) — tripe that is often blamed on “youthful indescretions” even though some of the stuff he said was as long ago as early this year.

One reason it’s taking so long for Obama to tell Jones to hit the road — even though Jones is damaging to Obama politically — is that there’s some serious leftist weight behind Jones, up to and including the man with the DNC checkbook, George Soros. Obama can’t just step in and fire a pet leftist without smoothing some potentially rough patches first — after all, there’s another election that needs to be funded coming up in a couple of years. Jones may end up going, but not until other guarantees have been made.

There have been calls for Jones to resign. Even the Gilligan of Liberal Island, Bob Beckel, has called for Jones to quit. But what if he doesn’t want to quit, and what if Obama not only doesn’t want to fire the man with a long track record of radical and communist ties, but wants to give him more power and control?

What if most of Obama’s Czars had similarly radical philosophies and there was no legal way to remove them (particularly because there is no legal justification for having them in the first place)? Congress can’t do anything about it, and neither can voters.

This is why this “Czar” business is dangerous and could get out of control, and by design no less. These aren’t cabinet position that are approved by Congress, and the regulatory oversight of such positions is sketchy at best.

And where does the money to pay these Czars come from? Who budgets it? Personally, especially as it concerns Van Jones, I’m uncomfortable with the idea that my taxes are going toward paying somebody to hate me.

Probably the scariest questions being asked are these: Was Comrade Jones even vetted before being hired? This is troublesome not because of the question, but because of the answer, which I believe is “abso-freakin-lutely!” How did Jones get a security clearance? Who gave it to him? Does he even have a security clearance? If he doesn’t, why not, and if he does, can a clearance for people like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad be far behind?

Congress needs to figure out a way to put an end to Czar-fest ’09. And even though Congress is controlled by Dems right now, they need to force themselves to remember that someday President Palin may have 30 or 40 Czars to put into place as well. If that doesn’t frighten them into taking action on this unconstitutional and extremely hazardous mess, then nothing will.

We’re headed to the stadium now for the Michigan State/Montana State game. The “Football Czar” told us it starts at noon, but that could just be a ruse.

‘Freaky Ads Friday’ Continues: AIDS Awareness PSA Depicts Sex With Hitler

There must be a full moonbat out today in the realm of commercials and public service announcements. If the World Wildlife Fund ad I posted earlier wasn’t over-the-top enough in its incredibly misdirected comparisons, try this one:

An Aids-awareness advert depicting Adolf Hitler having unprotected sex has been condemned by mainstream health charities for stigmatising people infected with the virus.

The provocative commercial, which ends with the tag-line “AIDS is a mass murder”, aims to scare young people into using condoms by associating the deadly disease with the German dictator.

In the highly-sexualised clip which can only be shown after the watershed, a couple undress and begin to make love in a dimly-lit bedroom.

But what appears to be a typical, if steamy, advert for perfume or underwear takes a macabre twist when the camera pans to man’s face at the moment of climax – revealing him to be Adolf Hitler.

The commercial has been released to coincide with 2009 World Aids Day, but established HIV/Aids charities have distanced themselves from its message, saying that it could make life more difficult for sufferers.

As near as I can tell, the only message young people might take from this is “Don’t have sex with Hitler.”

**Warning: This is kind of graphic, but frankly I had no idea that Eva Braun was that hot:

They didn’t show the very end, when Goebbels barged in the room and ruined the moment.

Update: Nancy Pelosi suspects this couple met at an extreme right-wing town hall protest.

Nut Case Jihad: Tsunami vs. 9/11 Ad

This is one of the nuttier things I’ve seen in a while, and given the past few months, that’s an incredible statement to make.

This “botched ad” is evidence of the kind of loons that are out there. The World Wildlife Fund blames their ad agency in Brazil, and has apologized for the “mistake.”

The ad, that must be spankfest porn to people like Van Jones, is getting pulled here and there from You Tube, so if the below clip no longer works, a saved copy can be found here:

If they’re saying that 9/11 is merely a lesser form of a large natural tragedy — like the tsunami was — are we also supposed to respect and protect that which carried out 9/11 too, namely terrorists? Since they falsely refer to 9/11 as a “tragedy,” I assume there are some people who believe so.

As far as the earth goes, the ad also doesn’t point out why we would want to “respect” and “protect” a planet that washed away hundreds of thousands of lives in just a few minutes. Are they saying that the tsunami was caused by a lack of respect? Are they saying that acts of terrorism wouldn’t happen if only we would “respect” those who carry out the attacks? Don’t bother — trying to figure these loons out will drive you even crazier than they are, so I don’t recommend it. Even some libs were offended by this tripe.

The ad wasn’t just a fly by night whim, either, as it’s being portrayed. It’s been around a while and even gotten some moonbat accolades. The ad was even entered into the Cannes Film Festival.

Rep. Conyers Doesn’t Read Bills Before Voting or News Stories Before Criticizing

We know that the super-liberal sleazewad John Conyers doesn’t read the bills he votes on, but now we find out that he bashes reporters for writing stories he didn’t bother to read as well. Conyers is consistent, but as you’ll see, that’s offset by his horrendous grammar skills:

Hamtramck Review’s Charles Sercombe, who serves as both editor and reporter for the small paper, was taken to task Monday night by U.S. Congressman John Conyers for publishing an article last week about a hate crime forum.

The article, headlined “‘Hate Crime’ Meeting May Turn Into a Confrontation,” led Conyers to chastise Sercombe before nearly 100 people Monday night during the meeting.

“This is what is wrong with press,” Conyers said, holding up a copy of the newspaper. “There hasn’t been any town hall meetings [on health care reform] disrupted lately, but [the media] are still writing about it.”

Conyers noted that the disruptions were part of a national Republican strategy, then said, “This doesn’t raise to that level.”

Sercombe who was standing at the back of the Church asked Conyers to read his story before chastising him.

“Were you hoping for a confrontation?” Conyers asked Sercombe. “I resent that writing and you and I are going to have a good conversation.”

“Read the story,” Sercombe said.

“After I read the story, we’ll have an even gooder conversation,” the 44-year veteran Congressman said to Sercombe.

Once Conyers’ thug wife is in jail for corruption, hopefully he’ll have a little extra time on his hands with which to read the bills he votes on as well as news stories before criticizing them.

Conyers is reportedly facing a tough re-election battle next year. With any luck he’ll be sent away soon — Michigan and the country in general would be a gooder place.

Here’s Conyers explaining why he doesn’t read the bills in the House. In Michigan, proud of two things: John Conyers, and our gift for extreme sarcasm:

Pitching for Ted’s Job: Curt Schilling ‘Some Interest’ in Running for Kennedy’s Seat

They say that the price of Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat could exceed over $3 million, which might translate to 1 Schilling:

Curt Schilling, the former major league pitcher who won the allegiance of Bostonians by leading the Red Sox to the 2004 World Series, said Wednesday that he has “some interest” in running for the seat held for nearly 50 years by Democratic Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.

Schilling, a registered independent and longtime Republican supporter, wrote on his blog that while his family and video game company, 38 Studios, are high priorities, “I do have some interest in the possibility.”

Though Kennedy embraced a wildly different political philosophy than Schilling, the former pitcher might be a comforting and familiar replacement in the eyes of voters because the two share a common trait: One of these men had a deadly down-and-away slider, and so did Schilling.

Given that, Schilling might have a chance at winning in Massachusetts if he decides to run — a better chance than Bill Buckner would have anyway.

Somewhat Related Update: The NYT reports that in the late Ted Kennedy’s upcoming memoir, Ted wrote that Chappaquiddick haunted him. The book is entitled “True Compass,” so it never quite haunted him enough to be able to recognize the irony in that title.