Good lord, talk about a badge of honor for the Tea Party.
If somebody who once exercised sound enough judgement to marry a drug-addicted rock star, has had so much plastic surgery that when she showed up at Madame Tussauds they thought she looked too fake to be her own museum wax double, and fully supports her former daughter having male genitalia attached via duct-taped and model airplane glue thinks people like me are crazy, I guess that’s terrific news.
Pay close attention to Leno’s subtle way of pointing out that Cher already has a lock on the “teabaggers,” and that “tea partiers” are an entirely different group of people. Left-wing gay activists to boycott the Leno show in 3… 2… 1…:
Cher also would be happy to pay more taxes. Well why wait? The US Treasury accepts donations to reduce the debt. Come on, Cher, pay what you think you should be paying! Or should we just refer to you as a smaller-government “teabagger” until you do?
The media, blogs and others have been mocking Sarah Palin for saying “we’ve got to stand with our North Korean allies,” even though if you listen to the entire clip, seconds earlier Palin mentioned the sanctions against North Korea. She knows the difference even though the left would like to pretend otherwise.
One of those members of the talking-head media who calls Palin dumb on a fairly consistent basis is Joy Behar. If she hasn’t already, I’m certain that Joy will mention Palin’s Korea slip-up.
Today, Black Friday, marks the one-year anniversary of the super-brilliant Palin critic Behar wondering if the term “Black Friday” is based in racism:
GOLDBERG: Oh, hello and welcome to â€˜The View.’ Today is Black Friday, all day long,” Goldberg said. “And I’m going to stay black all day because of it.
BEHAR: Isn’t it a little racist to call it Black Friday?
GOLDBERG: Well, I would have called it African American Friday, but that’s taking something away from it.
BEHAR: But there’s a negative connotation to it? Or does it mean something else?
GOLDBERG: No, it’s like when you make all the money – you’re in the black.
BEHAR: So it’s positive?
GOLDBERG: Yeah. It’s in the black, so it’s a huge great thing.
We’re taking the kids over the river and through the woods to their grandparents house soon, and hopefully you all get to spend the day with family and friends.
The food-fest will start shortly — around halftime of the Lions/Patriots game. Tim at Pundit Press doesn’t give the Lions good odds today — which is almost always a safe bet, at least in the past decade. No matter how much talent you have on a team, when you’re setting near record numbers for penalties, you’re not going to win.
And here’s a reminder in case you hadn’t heard: In a gesture to her subjects that is most merciful, Michelle Obama has given Americans permission to eat pie today.
Here’s something I don’t dare try eating: A turbaconducken. Alright, so I would try it… but luckily I don’t have time to make one today.
Happy Thanksgiving all! See you back here tomorrow — or tonight if anything earth-shattering happens.
Update — Fitting to the occasion, the famous WKRP in Cincinnati “turkey drop” scene (h/t Jawa Report):
Looks like Obama even tried to “fist bump” one of the birds that was flown in from California, but the turkey wasn’t having any of that — I think the bird’s still ticked at having its giblets violated by the TSA:
While Michelle Obama was making the rounds trying to get 6,000 salad bars installed in the nation’s schools and stressing the importance of a well-balanced, government-funded, union-prepared diet, Barack Obama and Joe Biden countered by buying lots of cream-stuffed fried goodies at a bake sale at Our Lady of the Narrowing Artery in Indiana:
After their official business at a Chrysler plant, President Obama and Vice President Biden bought some desserts at the Gingerbread House Bakery in Kokomo, Ind., on Tuesday to satisfy their sweet tooths and treat the reporters following them around.
â€œThe girls arenâ€™t supposed to have dessert on the weekdays, but itâ€™s Thanksgiving week,â€ Obama said as he ordered baked goods, according to the pool report.
â€œI want to take two of those cream rolls home,â€ Biden remarked.
Obama asked members of the pool what they wanted, and when he got no response, he ordered some apple fritters and pecan rolls for them.
Biden jokingly protested, saying, â€œIf we give them the whole roll, they might not follow us as fast,â€ to which Obama said, â€œIâ€™m buying for the pool. Man, those look good.â€
President Barack Obama’s administration has bought almost a fourth of the Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. hybrid vehicles sold since he took office, accelerating federal purchases as consumer demand wanes.
The U.S. General Services Administration, which runs the government fleet, bought at least 14,584 hybrid vehicles in the past two fiscal years, or about 10 percent of 145,473 vehicles the agency purchased in that period, according to sales data obtained by Bloomberg under a Freedom of Information Act request. In fiscal 2008, hybrids accounted for less than 1 percent of government purchases, the data showed.
The government is driving up sales to prove demand for hybrid vehicles sort of the same way Jim Wright and Mitt Romney made their book sales look more impressive.
How do you like the Obama administration’s business acumen? They own a majority stake in GM but purchase about half of their cars from GM’s competitor? There’s a reason these people went into politics and not off to compete in the free market.
The unions are similar at both companies though, and that’s all this is about.
House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank (D.-Mass.) predicts that serving on the Appropriations Committee in the incoming Republican-majority House of Representatives will be a â€œgreat pain in the ass.”
I’m not going to say it. Nope, I’m just not going to.
There are rules and guidelines I’ve established for this site from which I cannot waiver.
Be gone, temptation. I have standards here and I refuse to give in!
If one doesn’t stand for common decency, then one stands for nothing.
I want to say it — don’t get me wrong — but I shall not cave.
One of you might say it, and I guess that’s okay, but I’m not going to. Nuh uh…
Just to offer both sides of the story, Kim Jong Il is claiming these are only airplane contrails:
No doubt the obligatory “strongly worded letter” is being drafted as we speak:
North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire on Tuesday after dozens of shells fired from the North struck a South Korean island near the countriesâ€™ disputed maritime border, South Korean military officials said. Two South Korean soldiers were killed, 15 were wounded and three civilians were injured, said Kiyheon Kwon, an official at the Defense Ministry.
The South Korean military went to â€œcrisis status,â€ and fighter planes were put on alert but did not take off.
Michelle Malkin reminds everybody of what Joe Biden said in October of 2008:
Remember I said it standing here if you donâ€™t remember anything else I said. Watch, weâ€™re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.â€
Obama has received his 3am phone call (actually it was 4am — TOTUS came running in with “WAKE UP!!” on its screen). The Chi-Coms will no doubt side with Kim Jong Mentally Il, so how might Obama respond when China tests his mettle?
I thought so.
Then there’s the problem of US debt held by China that paralyzes the United States ability to go take out that pajama-clad lunatic in Pyongyang:
Our government’s financial irresponsibility is possibly our greatest national security threat, which the Pentagon seems well aware of — and so does Kim Jong Il:
This TSA business is getting so pathetically comical that I have a new theory: All of us who fly are unwittingly starring in the next Sacha Baron Cohen movie. Except instead of Borat, this time Cohen has recruited thousands of actors disguised as TSA agents to make a mockery of air travel.
Try and watch this little kid get a serious pat-down without laughing. Even the kid’s laughing. The only people laughing harder are terrorists:
The science is settled: Carbon billionaire Al Gore’s “green” house of cards is crumbling. As a result he’s being forced to jettison the obviously failing parts of it in order to try and keep the rest of the sham afloat:
ATHENS, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore said support for corn-based ethanol in the United States was “not a good policy”, weeks before tax credits are up for renewal.
U.S. blending tax breaks for ethanol make it profitable for refiners to use the fuel even when it is more expensive than gasoline. The credits are up for renewal on Dec. 31.
Total U.S. ethanol subsidies reached $7.7 billion last year according to the International Energy Industry, which said biofuels worldwide received more subsidies than any other form of renewable energy.
“It is not a good policy to have these massive subsidies for (U.S.) first generation ethanol,” said Gore, speaking at a green energy business conference in Athens sponsored by Marfin Popular Bank.
Gore must have removed “federally subsidized ethanol refineries” from his investment portfolio.
Who promoted these policies to the hilt that are now “not good policy”? Al Gore. Why? Because it would save all of us from global warming. Just kidding — he promoted ethanol subsidies in order to buy off farmers in his state heading into a presidential election. But don’t take my word for it — ask Al:
“One of the reasons I made that mistake is that I paid particular attention to the farmers in my home state of Tennessee, and I had a certain fondness for the farmers in the state of Iowa because I was about to run for president.”
Translation: I promoted something I knew couldn’t work and ultimately cost taxpayers a fortune, all for my own political, and ultimately financial, gain.
What else is Al lying about? Let’s start with “everything” and work backwards.
Read the update to Ed Morrissey’s post at Hot Air for more on how Al Gore works hard to protect Al Gore Inc. under the guise of saving the planet.