Napolitano Doing Best to Protect America and Promote MSNBC’s New Slogan, Not Necessarily in That Order

A short time ago, MSNBC decided to re-brand themselves. I suggested “Same dopey, unwatchable liberals, different slogan” but they opted for “Lean Forward” instead.

Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano was on Good Morning America telling everyone to be aware of their surroundings and report anything suspicious (unless they work for NPR). It also looks as if Janet is helping MSNBC promote their new slogan as best she can:

BIANNA GOLODRYGA: We were very lucky this time, but as Pierre Thomas mentioned earlier in the show, this was the fourth attempt of a terrorist plot in this country this year alone. Can we expect more attempts?

JANET NAPOLITANO: I think we can. And we always presume that we should. And that’s why we’re always, uh, leaning forward, thinking about what the next plot could be, making the partnerships I mentioned more and more robust, really looking at how we go after this very determined and relentless enemy.

Doug Ross helped design MSNBC’s logo based on their new catch phrase, so maybe Napolitano could use it with some minor modifications:

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Evidence of a Teleprompter Addiction, People’s Exhibit C

The photo is a few months old, but I always like to kick off the weekend with a laugh, and what better to do that with than by showing a “gifted orator” who uses a teleprompter in a cabinet meeting:

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Look at the small glasses on the table — they must have decided to do shots every time Obama blamed Bush for something.

By the way, this was People’s Exhibit B:

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And People’s Exhibit A:

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“We’re doing everything we can to plug that hole out there — we’ve been on this from day one!” How difficult is that?

We’ll get a photo of People’s Exhibit D as soon as Obama speaks to India’s Parliament.

Details of Obama’s Big ‘Carbon Footprint Felt ‘Round the World’ Tour

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As soon as the last ballot is cast on Tuesday, President Obama will be selflessly skipping the big Democrat victory bash (he doesn’t want his presence to be a distraction from the joyous celebration) because he’s leaving the country for a couple of weeks.

Here are some details of just his trip to India:

The US president will make a historic trip to the Taj Mahal along with his family. His visit is historic in terms of logistics which is the largest ever for a visiting US president.

The presidential entourage will have 40 aircraft, including the Air Force One that will ferry the president. There will be six armoured cars, including four Barack Mobiles and a Cadillac.

Cadillac is equipped with a mini communication centre to enable Obama to be in touch with the White House, US vice president and the US strategic command. It also has the US nuke launch codes and it can withstand a chemical or germ warfare and a bomb attack.

Two secret service command posts will be set up in Delhi and Mumbai to act as the communication nerve centres. These will monitor the president’s movement with real time satellite monitoring.

Three Marine One choppers will be reassembled in India to ferry the president and his family and to evacuate them in case of any emergency.

“Barack Mobiles”? Is that an actual GM model now? If so I’m sure there’s one in Chris Matthews’ garage that he waxes frequently.

No doubt one of those 40 jets will be exclusively for Bo and Reggie Love. Probably another jet will be used for TOTUS, which will be making teleprompter history in Indian parliament.

Hey, if there’s not man-made climate change yet, Obama’s trip will make damn sure there is by the time he gets back.

The Christine O’Donnell Smear Fail

Epic backfire on the part of conservative-women-hating Gawker. Better yet, they paid for the privilege of being reeled in by an “anonymous” assclown and they deserve every penny of their financial loss.

O’Donnell’s crime? Well… dressing up as a ladybug, apparently:

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How bad is it? The left is forced to side with Christine, which must be killing them. Even HuffPo is knocking Gawker. Yes, even NOW is defending O’Donnell.

I don’t know yet who’s behind this story, but I’m guessing the trail leads beyond Gawker. Kind of a desperate act for people who are totally convinced that Christine O’Donnell has no chance of winning next Tuesday, isn’t it?

(h/t Weasel Zippers)

Oh Joy: Looks Like the Wrong Bitch Went to Hell

A couple of days ago, vacuous echo-chamber lamebrain Joy Behar said that Sharron Angle is a “bitch” who is “going to hell.”

A glance at the latest cable news ratings from HAP by way of Weasel Zippers proves that, between Angle and Behar, only one of them has been sent to the bottom so far:

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Yikes. Robert Ballard couldn’t retrieve those numbers.

Bad Idea of the Day: Doing Impressions of the Handicapped During a Debate

Democrat New York Assemblyman Bob Reilly does impressions of the handicapped. Even worse, he does the impressions during debates.

He might have kept people on board if he’d have told the story in his own voice instead going all Rich Little on it, which must have immediately creeped everybody out, not to mention given his opponent ad material.

Reilly said there was no disrespect intended, and yet, there it is:

(h/t Hot Air)

Kagan Casts First SCOTUS Vote, Surprisingly Sides With Court Liberals

A while back I wrote about Elena Kagan, and based on her past, assumed she’d be a left-wing activist judge. Somebody commented that it wasn’t fair that I “assume” she’d side with the liberals because she hadn’t voted on a single case yet.

Reality being the foreign concept it is to some, I decided, fine, we’ll wait until Kagan votes. Now she’s voted. Imagine my surprise when she sided with the legendary moonbats on California’s 9th Circus Court:

Washington…Justice Elena Kagan cast her first recorded vote on the Supreme Court late Tuesday, joining the liberals in dissent when the high court cleared the way for the execution of an Arizona murderer.

The 5-4 ruling overturned orders by a federal judge in Phoenix and the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco that had stopped the execution by lethal injection of Jeffrey Landrigan.

Here’s the money quote from the story:

A judge had put the execution on hold because she said she was “left to speculate” whether this drug was safe for its intended use.

Because we don’t want to use unsafe products when we’re executing people. What could possibly go wrong? The guy lives?

That Katie Couric Really Knows How to Win Over Middle America

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It’s hard to understand why bi-coastal MSM libs get the reputation for being elitists, especially when they come across as so down home and folksy:

Rick Kaplan, her executive producer, says that “when she’s on the road—in Iraq with David Petraeus—she has a great way with people. People like her and she likes them. There are anchors who consider being on the road a pain in the butt. She really looks for opportunities to feel the earth and touch people.”

That’s why Couric has spent recent weeks in Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston and New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is touring what she calls “this great unwashed middle of the country” in an effort to divine the mood of the midterms.

“Have them bathed and brought to my quarters, Kaplan!”

This is surprising… Couric didn’t seem to have any contempt for Sarah Palin whatsoever!

If Katie thinks that Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston and a Jersey town a 45 minute drive from Manhattan are “middle America” she needs a geography lesson. Imagine how unwashed people in, say, Iowa and Oklahoma, would look to her! “Turn the fire hose on them Kaplan, now!”

Jim Treacher gives it right back: Katie Couric: The Great Unwatched

Obama Sets Presidential Record for Gay Appointees

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The President will stop at nothing to distract people from wondering if he’s a Muslim:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than halfway through his first term, President Barack Obama has appointed more openly gay officials than any other president in history.

Gay activists say the estimate of more than 150 appointments so far – from agency heads and commission members to policy officials and senior staffers – surpasses the previous high of about 140 reached during two full terms under President Bill Clinton.

“From everything we hear from inside the administration, they wanted this to be part of their efforts at diversity,” said Denis Dison, spokesman for the Presidential Appointments Project of the Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute.

No wonder Barney doesn’t want to leave Washington.

(h/t Weasel Zippers)

Lansing State Journal Endorses Republican to Fix Problems Perpetuated By Democrats They’ve Endorsed

Here in Michigan, Democrat Virg Bernero is running for governor (currently over 20 points down) and is also the mayor of my former hometown, Lansing. You know things are going bad for Bernero when he brings in Bill Clinton to Detroit and, between the two of them, they can only fill up one-third of a high school gym.

Even Bernero’s hometown paper isn’t buying his “I saved Lansing” line, because they endorsed the Republican, Rick Snyder:

“We can’t afford not to act.”

With those words, Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder properly identifies the magnitude of the challenge ahead for Michigan – and the biggest reason Michiganians should vote for him Nov. 2.

Snyder sees the mess that is Lansing and he actually is volunteering to lead an effort to clean it up. He comes to the task with a fresh eye, a fresh reputation and, most important, a significant mandate from the voters to do something different.

The LSJ Editorial Board endorses Rick Snyder for governor of Michigan.

What’s kind of pitiful about the LSJ’s acknowledgement of the horrendous mess Michigan has become is that in 2006 and 2008 the State Journal endorsed the lib/left politicians who they said were the best people to fix these problems. The LSJ endorsed Jennifer Granholm and they endorsed Barack Obama. Both have been economic disasters not only for Michigan but for the country (Granholm is one of Obama’s economic advisers — go figure).

Therefore, I can no longer endorse any of the State Journal’s endorsements. I’d have a lot more faith in Snyder’s ability to turn this state around if the Lansing State Journal thought he was bad for Michigan.