Monthly Archives: January 2010

Robert Gibbs’ Kangaroo Court

For a bunch of people who called for the closing of Gitmo and decided to Mirandize terror suspects caught on the battlefield to prove to the world that the Bush-era is over and that all detainees will have fair trials, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs sounds like he’s running an Iranian-style “Justice” Department instead of acting as the spokesman for the Gumdrops, Rainbows & Unicorns wing of Camp Hopenchange:

Accused Sept. 11 plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is likely to be executed after being tried and convicted, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Sunday.

Gibbs spoke on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Eric Holder is just as certain of the outcome of the trials as Gibbs.

Even Mohammed might agree that he was getting a fairer shake at Gitmo.

An administration that isn’t willing to admit that there’s a chance they won’t get a conviction in civil court is either dangerously ignorant or believes that the fix is already in. The answer is probably “a little of both,” which is the worst of all possibilities.

Actually, Mohammed will probably die from natural causes by the time the Obama administration finds an American city dumb enough to want to host the trial.

Miss Alaska Takes a Shot at Sarah

At the Miss America competition, Miss Alaska introduced herself by saying, “No, I can’t see Russia from my house.”

Is just another case of Palin Derangement Syndrome that was most likely written by a pageant handler who’s still chuckling about it (contestants write as many of their own lines as Obama does), or just something cutsie to say because it’s Alaska and if you don’t make a joke about the cold, caribou or Sarah Palin, nobody knows what you’re talking about? You make the call:

My guess is that Miss Alaska and/or those advising her didn’t play “know your judges” before saying this, and somebody probably thought it would endear her to the usual set of left-coast judges. She obviously forgot that the moonbat liberal oxygen deprived nutjob Perez Hilton is no longer on the panel, and that Rush Limbaugh is. This might have cost her Rush’s vote — after he was finished dancing to Lady Gaga of course.

Palin herself is no stranger to these things, having competed in the 1984 Miss Alaska pageant.

(h/t FreedomsLighthouse)

Queen Pelosi & Family Flying High on Your Dime — Just Shut Up and Pay For it, You Teabagging Nazis!

Welcome aboard Air Force Fun!

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Doug Ross has some truly amazing information at his blog concerning not only Nancy Pelosi’s air travel habits and expenses, but her family as well:

Meet the Pelosi family! Using Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, Judicial Watch uncovered thousands of pages of travel documents related to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s use of military aircraft.

What hasn’t been revealed so far is that military aircraft are being used to shuttle Pelosi’s kids and grandkids between DC and San Francisco without any Congressional representatives even onboard! Put simply, the United States Air Force is serving as a multi-billion dollar chauffeur- and baby-sitting service for Nancy Pelosi’s kids and grandkids — presumably because commercial travel is beneath the families of the autocrats.

Ross displays a laundry list of receipts and other requests, including notes saying that her kids and grandkids can fly on the military jets without her — a note much like your parents might have given you when you were a kid that would allow you to buy them a pack of cigarettes — except this is an $18,000-an-hour pack of cigarettes:

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Here’s the booze receipt from just one cross-country trip. If I didn’t know better I’d think that Ted Kennedy faked his death and is living it up on Nancy Pelosi’s jet(s):

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When a member of Pelosi’s family flies, the receipt says “reimbursable equivalent rate” or some such thing, which means they’re supposed to pay back what standard coach fare would cost on a commercial airline. Whoopee. Essentially, Pelosi’s family, friends and congressional cronies are getting a private jet for $300-$500 a seat (if that’s ever even paid back). The rest is on you.

But don’t dare complain about this, you swastika carrying Nazis, just keep handing over your money.

Where’s Janet?

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Yesterday, the House Homeland Security Investigations Subcommittee held hearings about the security lapses that led to flight 253 from Amsterdam to Detroit almost being blown up by the Fruit-of-the-Doom skivvie-bomber.

The subcommittee, led by Chairman Chris Carney (D-PA), was eager to ask Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano (D-AWOL) some questions.

So what did Napolitano have to say? Nothing. Uh, she didn’t show up, and the subcommittee members were not amused that she was unavailable to discuss man-caused disasters with them:

CBS Rejects Gay Dating Website’s Super Bowl Ad

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CBS has approved the Tim Tebow pro-life ad for the Super Bowl, and rejected the ad for a gay dating site called “ManCrunch.com.” Look for this to be made into a political flap even though it’s clear that the latter was nothing more than a publicity stunt:

CBS just rejected a Super Bowl ad from gay dating.

Network executives denied the site’s submission noting that the “creative is not within the Network’s Broadcast Standards for Super Bowl Sunday,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

CBS also said that the site couldn’t guarantee the $2.5 million payment, which strengthens the “publicity stunt” theory. But if that’s the case, mission accomplished — that website’s probably gotten more publicity out of this than they would have if they paid for a spot.

Here’s the ad in question that will never be seen by all the gay football fans. It seems more like a commercial for “Castro Street Potato Chips” than a gay dating site — complete with a guy at the end who realizes that he really, really went to the wrong Super Bowl party:

Robert Reich: ‘Fox News Killed Hillarycare and Probably the Dinosaurs Too’

Via Newsbusters comes this hunk of hilarious Fox News paranoia from Robert Reich, liberal economist by day and lawn jockey by night who was Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton.

Reich wrote the following in a column at Salon.com on Monday concerning the Republican Revolution of 1994:

In December 1994, Bill Clinton proposed a so-called middle-class bill of rights including more tax credits for families with children, expanded retirement accounts, and tax-deductible college tuition. Clinton had lost his battle for healthcare reform. Even worse, by that time the Dems had lost the House and Senate. Washington was riding a huge anti-incumbent wave. Right-wing populists were the ascendancy, with Newt Gingrich and Fox News leading the charge. Bill Clinton thought it desperately important to assure Americans he was on their side.

Fox News didn’t come into existence until 1996, prompting Salon to offer this correction in a font size equal to the physical stature of Reich:

The Jan. 25 article “Is the President Panicking” originally stated that Fox News led the charge against Bill Clinton in the ’94 midterm elections. Fox News did not come into being until 1996. The story has been corrected.

Here are a few other things that Reich also blames Fox News for:

–Being the second gunman on the grassy knoll
–The bunny attack on Jimmy Carter
–The 1962 New York Mets
–Dinosaur extinction
–Staining Monica Lewinsky’s dress
–Chappaquiddick
–Getting Reagan elected
–Putting the TV remote on top of the dresser where he can’t reach it

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Reich, above with President Obama, blames this snarky photo on Fox News

Michigan Taxpayers Subsidized Capitalist Michael Moore’s Anti-Capitalist Movie

As a Michigan taxpayer, I’m thrilled to know that I subsidized Michael Moore’s “Capitalism: A Love Story” movie. I mean, what better way to fight corporate greed than by having my money taken from me and given to Michael Moore’s corporation so he can get rich exposing the evils of capitalism?

Moore’s anti-greed film takes on “the disastrous impact of corporate dominance on the lives of everyday Americans.” Among those disasters, taxpayer dollars being used to prop up evil, irresponsible, uncaring corporations. Might as well throw “Michael Moore Inc.” on that pile of evil corporations. But this irony isn’t any funnier than the morbidly obese slobbish Moore lecturing the country about health care.

And I won’t even bother to dwell on the comic economic ignorance of a state that claims to be trying to lure back business offering huge tax breaks to a man to make a movie that bashes business.

In “Capitalism: A Love Story,” Moore stands on Wall Street with a bullhorn telling the banks “We want our money back!”

Mr. Moore, we want our money back:

(h/t DC Caller and the Mackinac Center for Public Policy)

World’s Most Wanted Terrorist Warns of Dangers of Global Warming

Call me crazy, but I think we should be a little skeptical of a man who wants to blow up a good portion of the earth suddenly expressing concern for its well-being:

CAIRO (AP) – Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has called in a new audiotape for the world to boycott American goods and the U.S. dollar, blaming the United States and other industrialized countries for global warming.

In the tape, aired in part on Al-Jazeera television Friday, bin Laden warns of the dangers of climate change and says that the way to stop it is to bring “the wheels of the American economy” to a halt.

Fear not, Osama — or whoever is actually making these videos — because if bringing the wheels of the American economy to a halt will fix global warming, the Obama administration and the Democrat-controlled Congress are already on the job!

Al Gore and Bin Laden both agree that global warming is a greater threat to humanity than terrorism, so it’s true that there are no issues upon which two people can’t find common ground.

Here’s a portion of the newest Bin Laden video:

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Update: Somebody at Free Republic thinks that by bashing America and trying to save the world from global warming, Bin Laden is angling for a Nobel Peace Prize. I’d have to agree.

Terrorist Trial Fail: KSM May Not Be Tried in NYC After All

It’s almost like the Obama administration is on “bad idea commission” and getting paid extra for every stupid idea they can come up with. But even they probably won’t be able to manage to follow through on something as dumb as holding civil trials for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and some of his psychotic colleagues in Manhattan:

White House officials have told the Justice Department to consider other venues for the 9/11 terror trial that was to be held in lower Manhattan, the Daily News has learned.

The decision came after Mayor Bloomberg and other politicians across the state railed against President Obama’s plan to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in Manhattan Federal Court.

Attorney General Eric Holder now has to think of other places where the trial could take place, officials said.

Yet another big-time public relations, political and legal disaster from a presidency that is backfiring like a poorly maintained ’72 Buick Skylark. So far this administration has been like a year’s worth of watching Charlie Brown trying to kick a football with Lucy holding. The Three Stooges thought things through better.

So, what city will be lucky enough to eat the $400 million tab for these animals’ trials now that it probably won’t be in NYC? I vote to send ’em either to Berkeley or Dick Durbin’s basement.

Won’t it be awesomely funny if KSM ends up back at Gitmo?

Pelosi’s Burglar-Like Determination to Pass Health Care

After Obama’s SOTU speech last night, Queen Blinksalot, aka Nancy Pelosi, was as determined as ever do pass the Obamacare that nobody wants:

“You go through the gate. If the gate’s closed, you go over the fence. If the fence is too high, we’ll poll vault in. If that doesn’t work, we’ll parachute in. But we’re going to get health care reform passed for the American people.”

Sounds like the Apple Dumpling Gang trying to figure out how to break into the bank, doesn’t it? But that’s the entire point.

If Pelosi decides to parachute in, in the spirit of bipartisanship, I’d like to volunteer to pack the chute.

Bonus fun fact: The “I’ll go through the gate. If the gate’s closed, I’ll go over the fence. If the fence is too high, I’ll poll vault in. If that doesn’t work, I’ll parachute in” is taken from a letter Pelosi sent to her plastic surgeon after he threatened to start closing the office early on Fridays.