Churchill From a Turnip: Chris Matthews Wants More Sir Winston and Less Barack Now?

The video below featuring Chris Matthews saying that Obama’s approach on Afghanistan is “too much Chamberlain, not enough Churchill” is patently hilarious (or perhaps Patton-ly absurd).

Obama campaigned and was elected (with great assistance from the likes of Chris Matthews and his fellow Hopeophiles in the media) on a platform of ending the war, appeasing our “enemies” into liking us, closing a terrorist detention facility, reading terror suspects Miranda rights when they’re picked up in the field, trying them in US civil courts and giving them Constitutional protections all while wanting to better understand the root social causes for their motives in wanting to destroy us — and Chris Matthews actually expects Churchill to somehow arise from all that?

In a political sense it’s like waiting for Clay Aiken to turn into John Wayne — not gonna happen, Chris:

Here’s the closest Obama could ever get to sounding like Churchill: We shall fight on the beaches; we shall fight in the fields and in the streets; we shall fight on the landing grounds; we shall fight in the hills — we shall never surrender our quest for… national health care.

I always pictured Obama as being more in line with General MacArthur than Winston Churchill, but updated for Generation Hopenchange:

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Saddam Channel Goes Off Air in Iraq

Maybe CNN could find time for this in one of their overnight slots — unless they think it’s too conservative:

A mysterious TV channel praising Saddam Hussein has dropped off the airwaves just three days after it first began broadcasting.

The chairman of the so-called Saddam Channel told The Associated Press it will return by the weekend, after a technology upgrade to make the broadcast stronger.
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Iraqi government officials have said they suspect the channel was run by Baathists whose political party Saddam once led.

Until the Saddam Channel returns, the more hard-line Iraqi television viewers will miss the programs they grew to love on the station: “Hangin’ With Mr. Hussein”; “What About Baghdad Bob?”; “Udays of Our Lives”; “Everybody Loves Tariq”; “Kate & Chemical Ali”; “CSI: Tikrit” and “Countdown with Keith Olbermann.”

Another Climate Data Dump

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Somebody didn’t pay attention to the sign, and it’s not surprising:

Scientists at the University of East Anglia have admitted throwing away much of the raw temperature data on which their predictions of global warming are based.

It means that other academics are not able to check basic calculations said to show a long-term rise in temperature over the past 150 years.

The UEA’s Climatic Research Unit CRU was forced to reveal the loss following requests for the data under Freedom of Information legislation.

The data were gathered from weather stations around the world and then adjusted to take account of variables in the way they were collected. The revised figures were kept, but the originals — stored on paper and magnetic tape — were dumped to save space when the CRU moved to a new building.
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The CRU is the world’s leading center for reconstructing past climate and temperatures. Climate change sceptics have long been keen to examine exactly how its data were compiled. That is now impossible.

There’s no need to fear “peer review” if there’s nothing for your peers to review.

It seems that people claiming the “science” behind global warming is indisputable wouldn’t have any problem with others examining their formulas and data — as a matter of fact, they’d go out of their way to ensure its preservation. Would anybody have believed Einstein if he said “E=mc2” but “lost” the papers on which he worked out the problem? Granted, it wouldn’t have mattered to Al Gore as long as he thought there was a fortune to be made in general relativity.

These people do nothing but confirm Mencken each and every day: “The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.”

Update: Meet Baghdad Bob’s successor.

Huckabee Commuted Sentence of Suspected Washington Cop Killer

If Mike Huckabee was a 2012 presidential hopeful, the fact that he granted clemency to an apparently career criminal who is now suspected of murdering four police officers in Washington yesterday morning might have put an end to that.

A statement on Huckabee’s website explains:

He was recommended for and received a commutation of his original sentence from 1990, this commutation made him parole eligible and he was then paroled by the parole board once they determined he met the conditions at that time. He was arrested later for parole violation and taken back to prison to serve his full term, but prosecutors dropped the charges that would have held him.

There is now a standoff in Seattle with the suspect cornered. Keep the officers and their families in your prayers.

Michelle Malkin has lots more info here.

Don’t forget, this is the same “criminal justice system” through which the Obama administration wants to process Khalid Sheikh Mohammed & Company.

Obama’s Home Teleprompter Malfunctions During Family Dinner

As Tiger Woods shops for a “Kobe Special,” Arnold Schwarzenegger denies that his IRS troubles are an attempt to secure a position in Obama’s cabinet, and the State Dinner crashers search for somebody to pay them several hundred thousand dollars for their harrowing tale of… walking into a party, here’s some Sunday afternoon fun from The Onion:


Obama’s Home Teleprompter Malfunctions During Family Dinner

Violence Breaks Out At Pro-Peace Demonstration

Cindy Sheehan should thank this veteran for pushing her around, or else this rally never would have gotten nearly as much attention:

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (CBS13) ― An unidentified military veteran was involved in a tense confrontation with anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan and the group Code Pink at a rally at Travis Air Force Base on Saturday, November 28, 2009.

Anti-war group Code Pink demonstrated at the military base Saturday morning in the first of six planned protests against unmanned military drones currently in use in overseas war zones.

The action starts at about 2:05. Police and reporters out-number both protesters and counter-protesters. The video ends with one of the fugly harpies from Code Pink telling a police officer she wants to press charges against the veteran.

Click the pic below to go to the raw video:

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Can you imagine the ear-bleed that would happen if Cindy Sheehan hit you with that yelp through a megaphone at point-blank range? Hard to blame the vet for the instictive reaction to make it stop. Code Pink must have lengthy seminars on nails-on-a-chalkboard screeching 101.

For the record, I’m against the military’s use of unmanned drones over Afghanistan and Iraq too. Therefore, I propose filling them up with Code Pink hags before each mission.

Other Things Joy Behar Can Use to Pander to Ethnic Groups & Minorities

If you’re into the hobby of idiot-spotting, there’s no better place to pretend you’re an ornithologist studying the migratory pattern of the Doofus Finch than by watching The View.

There’s always somebody on that panel that never disappoints. Last week that person — a Moron Airlines frequent-flyer — was Joy Behar.

“Isn’t the term ‘Black Friday’ racist?” Asked Behar. Whoopi Goldberg knows why it’s called Black Friday, but I think Behar was disappointed that Whoopi didn’t take the bait:

Here are some other words, phrases and businesses that might come up in the future that Behar can try to foment unnecessary racial strife with, and as long as there’s somebody as stupid as she is watching (which is unlikely), it might work:

–White Christmas
–Black-out
–Brown-out
–Enigma
–Spic-n-Span
–Spook Houses (a great race-baiter for Halloween, Joy)
–Chink in the armor
–Doo-Wop (if Behar spins this the right way, she might be able to stir up some Italians — iTunes fell for it, so why shouldn’t others?)
–Yellow Fever
Niggardly (somebody has already been fired for using this word, so there would be precedent for Behar to try to foment racial strife with this)

And don’t forget some potential advertisers on The View that Behar might try to convince people are offensive in nature:

–White Castle (no explanation needed)
–Church’s Chicken (insensitive and unwelcoming to Atheists)
–Microsoft (mocks those with erectile dysfunction)
–IHOP (mocks people with an injured leg)
–Little Caesars (slur toward those of diminutive stature)
–Jersey Giants (offensive to those with pituitary disorders residing in the Garden State)
–Home Depot (pokes fun at the homeless, not to mention the depot-less)
–Cracker Barrel (code name for a meeting place for Tea Partiers)
–Hooters (sexism and owlism run amok)

I hope this helps, Ms. Behar. Good luck whipping up a false frenzy.

Howard ‘YEEARGH!’ Dean Denounces Obamacare Bill

Howard “YEEARGH!” Dean appeared on Air America’s Bill Press Show (Air America is still on the air?) and told Press that the current health bill in the Senate is nothing but a huge insurance industry bailout, will dramatically raise health costs for consumers, will burden future generations with trillions of debt, is unsustainable and contains no insurance reform.

If Dems won’t listen to Republicans, maybe they’ll listen to the former DNC Chair — although Howard seems to be making the mistake of analyzing the bill from a practical standpoint when in fact the only intent of Reid/Pelosi/Obamacare is as a launching pad for an industry takeover. “Health care reform” has little to nothing to do with health care, Howard. Maybe he hasn’t gotten the internal memo yet.

Dean, a Vermontian Socialist, opposes this bill for vastly different reasons than I oppose it (“this bill doesn’t take over enough of the industry” vs. “the government shouldn’t stick their greedy snouts in private industry”), but the immediate task at hand is to kill this bill, so Howard’s opposition is welcome:

(h/t Yid)

State Dinner Crashers Highlight Need to Imprison Reality Show Contestants

Hopefully this was enough of a scare to finally prompt the government to build internment camps to indefinitely hold reality show contestant wannabes. Not only are they incredibly annoying, but they’ve also become security threats:

United States Secret Service agents are conducting an internal review to determine how Washington area socialites Tareq and Michaele Salahi managed to sneak in to President Barack Obama’s first State Dinner on Tuesday despite high security.
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Michaele Salahi has been filmed for the reality TV show “Real Housewives of Washington,” which is in production. She and her husband own a winery in Virginia that entered into bankruptcy in February of 2009.

“Despite high security“? If that was the case, I’d hate to see who gets in under relaxed security.

The woman even managed to get her picture taken with Joe Biden:

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This photo was taken shortly before Biden carried out the time-honored vice-presidential Thanksgiving tradition of pardoning a yam.

But the couple could face more than a slap on the wrist:

A homeland security adviser to President George W. Bush, Fran Townsend, suggested that the couple could face felony charges if they lied to the Secret Service or White House staff about being invited.

Just to be safe, the Obama administration should consider imprisoning all reality show contestants until we can sort this mess out. Allowing these attention-whoring freaks to roam free isn’t worth the risk to our republic that they’ve so obviously become.

Think about it, Mr. President — by my calculations, imprisoning reality show contestants would be worth a minimum 7-point bump in your approval rating! You can even house the reality show detainees in Standish, Michigan, where they want the jobs and don’t seem to mind if their prison gets an influx of psychotic threats to national security — ditto for terrorists.

In the event news of the State Dinner security breach reaches terrorists overseas and emboldens them to try something similar, the Secret Service needs to be made aware that there’s no such show as “Real Housewives of Osama Bin Laden.”

Update: The uninvited couple met Obama too.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Soon we’ll be loading the kids into the car to take them over the river and through the woods to their grandmother (and grandfather’s) house for our annual tradition of eating turkey and watching the Lions get their ass kicked (though we do have a pretty tough rookie quarterback).

Hopefully all of you are spending time with family and giving thanks for what we have. On this blog I may tend to spend a lot of time pointing out what’s wrong in the world, but Thanksgiving is a time to observe and appreciate what’s right with it. But to have the ability to publicly point out what’s wrong requires the freedom to do so, and because of that those serving in our military share a spot at the top of the list of things I’m thankful for on this day.

And of course I’m thankful for those who read and comment here — even Nick (no, I’m not drunk yet). We’re slowly catching on and gaining readers all the time. I’d still write if there were no readers, but it sure wouldn’t be as interesting without some of the insightful input we get.

I’m also thankful that there’s a marathon of “Home Alone” on FX today in case any of the football games get too boring.

And lastly, I’m thankful that nothing like the scene below from the Thanksgiving classic Planes, Trains and Automobiles has ever happened to me.

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

Update: Michelle Malkin posted George Washington’s first Thanksgiving proclamation in 1789, and it’s well worth a read.