Hmm: Mystery Missile Launch Off California Coast; Updated

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Early evening yesterday, about 35 miles west of Los Angeles, a missile launch lit up the sky. The problem is, nobody claims to know who launched it:

A mysterious missile launch off the southern California coast was caught by CBS affiliate KCBS’s cameras Monday night, and officials are staying tight-lipped over the nature of the projectile.

CBS station KFMB put in calls to the Navy and Air Force Monday night about the striking launch off the coast of Los Angeles, which was easily visible from the coast, but the military has said nothing about the launch.

KFMB showed video of the apparent missile to former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Robert Ellsworth, who is also a former Deputy Secretary of Defense, to get his thoughts.

Did somebody accidentally lean on a “launch” button in a sub? Was it Nancy Pelosi taking one last joyride on her private Speaker’s jet? You be the judge:

Did that guy theorize that maybe Obama was trying to somehow intimidate Beijing while he was overseas? How? By scaring the crap out of Los Angeles?

You’d think a missile launch 35 miles off the coast of Los Angeles that our military had no part in would have triggered some national defense measures, wouldn’t you? At least a switch to “DefCon WTF?” might be in order — but we’ll have to wait and see what’s going on with this.

Whatever happened, sleep well, America — Janet Napolitano is on the job!

Or… maybe it was Napolitano!

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Update: Possible validation of my “Nancy Pelosi’s last joyride” theory from the Washington Times: Smoke plume may have been aircraft

(h/t Michelle Malkin)

Obama’s Youth in Indonesia: The Transfer of Wealth Mentality Started Early

The New York Times published an article about President Obama’s days as a boy in Indonesia.

The nanny must have been the one who taught Obama how to throw a baseball:

His nanny was an openly gay man who, in keeping with Indonesia’s relaxed attitudes toward homosexuality, carried on an affair with a local butcher, longtime residents said. The nanny later joined a group of transvestites called Fantastic Dolls, who, like the many transvestites who remain fixtures of Jakarta’s streetscape, entertained people by dancing and playing volleyball.

No wonder everybody took a pass whenever Barry’s dad invited them over for burgers. “The butcher is delivering some meat” took on a whole new meaning in that neighborhood. But I digress.

If you’re wondering if “transfer of wealth” politics was something Obama picked up in college, think again — he leaned that way early on:

One time, recalled the elder son, Slamet Januadi, now 52, Mr. Obama asked a group of boys whether they wanted to grow up to be president, a soldier or a businessman. A president would own nothing while a soldier would possess weapons and a businessmen would have money, the young Obama explained.

Mr. Januadi and his younger brother, both of whom later joined the Indonesian military, said they wanted to become soldiers. Another boy, a future banker, said he would become a businessman.

“Then Barry said he would become president and order the soldier to guard him and the businessman to use his money to build him something,” Mr. Januadi said.

Some things you never outgrow.

Pelosi Has a Victory Party

If she’s trying to glam herself back up for a run at Minority Leader, I’m not sure an immediate public demonstration of post election slaughter delusion is very wise, but hey, who knows.

Invitation via Drudge:

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, requests the pleasure of your company at a reception honoring the Accomplishments of the 111th Congress on Wednesday, the tenth day of November, two thousand ten at three thirty in the afternoon, Cannon Caucus Room 345, Cannon House Office Building

It’s official — the Botox has breached the frontal lobe.

This is kind of like General Custer announcing a “let’s celebrate our victory” bash just after Little Bighorn, isn’t it?

Evening at the NPR Comedy Improv: Nancy Pelosi is Like Winston Churchill

I certainly hope Juan Williams is wearing his dismissal from that left-wing, taxpayer-supported cuckoo’s nest called NPR as a badge of honor.

Who let Mara Liasson out of her straight-jacket?

The Pelosi/Churchill comparison might be more valid if Sir Winston’s face had been puffed up by Botox and he’d led his country to an historic drubbing.

(h/t WZ)

Obama Does an Impression of Me at a Wedding Reception

Creepy… it’s almost as if he saw the last time I tried to dance at a wedding reception and is mocking me (it takes about 55 seconds for the fun to begin):

His teleprompter would have been out there with him to show him how it’s done if it weren’t for the fact that TOTUS was busy being set up on India’s Parliament — the first time ever a teleprompter has been used there (Obama’s all about “firsts”).

The prez really knows how to engage his Indian hosts:

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Also, from ABC’s Jake Tapper:

There was an odd little moment with Spice Jet founder Bhupendra Kansagra when President Obama spoke to CEOs Saturday in Mumbai.

MR. KANSAGRA: Thank you. Welcome, Mr. President, to India. As a fellow Kenyan, I’m very proud to see that you have made –

THE PRESIDENT: Made something of myself. (Laughter.)

MR. KANSAGRA: — India as the focus of your drive for exports out of the U.S.

And like his ABC collegue George Stephanopoulos, Tapper felt the need to throw himself on the grenade for Obama by serving as a sort of “birther buffer”:

Obviously the president is not a Kenyan. One supposes Mr. Kansagra meant “of Kenyan ancestry” or something.

Indeed.

Obamadance Update, from Sad Hill News — another caption might be “What India sees” vs. “What America sees”:

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(h/t Weasel Zippers)

Desperate Argument Du Jour: Sarah Palin Shouldn’t Use ‘Mama Grizzlies’ Because Bears are Pro Choice

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Planned Parenthood has a new logo.

How Gail Collins could write this without tears of laughter falling by the gallon and shorting out her laptop is beyond me — but I shed them on her behalf when I read it. I kept waiting for a point in this New York Times article where Collins had to stop herself and write, “I can’t go on — this is just a joke…” But, that point never came:

I think it is time to take back the mama grizzly.

“In real life, they are famous for their reproductive freedom,” said Gloria Steinem over the phone.

This is one of the many things I love about Steinem. When things are darkest, she will come up with a very cheering factoid about Iroquois women in pre-Columbian America or the private life of female bears.

“Mama grizzlies mate later than other bears,” she continued. “They have two cubs instead of four. They wait four years — about twice as long as other bears — between having cubs. And after they’re pregnant, if winter is hard or their health is not good or the food supply is uncertain, they re-absorb the embryo into their body.”

This is certainly a side of grizzly home life that we have not been getting from Sarah Palin, who has adopted the bear as the symbol of her movement.

So there you go — grizzly bears are pro-abortion liberals. And did you know that when humans aren’t watching, grizzlies turn into birkenstock-wearing vegetarians who drive Priuses?

If they want to play that game, I could also point out that in the grizzly world there’s no unemployment compensation, no welfare checks, no coddling of enemies, no political correctness, and most importantly, no radical feminist insanity.

Moonbat liberal feminists are so funny.

(h/t Darleen Click)

Idiotic Comparison of the Day: Chappaquiddick vs. Sarah Quit It

Today’s “idiotic comparison” prize goes to PBS’s Mark “Panty” Shields for equating the effect that Sarah Palin resigning as Alaska governor might have on her presidential ambitions to that of how Ted Kennedy plunging his Oldsmobile (along with a passenger) into the drink on Martha’s Vineyard had on his presidential ambitions:

On the subject of Sarah Palin in 2012, one of the unspoken problems that she does have is her quitting as governor midway through her first term. It is like Ted Kennedy’s Chappaquiddick. It was not a problem among Democrats. It will be a problem when she runs for president because it is a higher threshold for the office.

How many people died when Palin stepped down as governor? Did she not report herself stepping down for 12 hours until she sobered up? Did she get her daddy to help pay for the legal defense of her resignation? I don’t quite get it.

Not only that, but looks as if not finishing a term as governor is more of an automatic disqualifier when it comes to occupying the Oval Office than not finishing a term as Senator.

Michelle Obama Does the Hustle in India

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The New York Daily News writes: “It hasn’t been all work and no play for Michelle Obama in India.”

No kidding — they just landed a few hours ago and Michelle Antoinette is cuttin’ a rug already:

She shouldn’t leave her shoes laying around that way — that’s a year’s salary for the average Indian.

One of the Obamas first stops was to visit the memorial for the victims of the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai. The one-year anniversary of the Ft. Hood massacre in Texas came and went without mention.

Day one of the Carbon Footprint Felt ‘Round the World tour is almost over. Is it getting warmer?

(h/t Weasel Zippers)

World Coming to Stunning Realization That Obama Not a Brilliant Orator

Each day, Toto pulls the curtain back a little more on The Wizard. This is happening right now in India:

Obama will make history for more than one reason during the Nov 6-9 visit. This will be the first time a teleprompter will be used in the nearly 100-feet high dome-shaped hall that has portraits of eminent national leaders adorning its walls.

Indian politicians are known for making impromptu long speeches and perhaps that is why some parliament officials, who did not wish to be named, sounded rather surprised with the idea of a teleprompter for Obama.

“We thought Obama is a trained orator and skilled in the art of mass address with his continuous eye contact,” an official, who did not wish to be identified because of security restrictions, said.

Oh come on, pal. President Obama is a brilliant extemporaneous speaker! It says so right there on his teleprompter.

One thing that isn’t surprising the people of India is how the President and First Lady are demanding nothing but healthy foods in their room in order to set an example of “practice what you preach” for Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign.

Just kidding, the Obamas suite will be loaded with desserts, and I’ve heard that hotel staff are referring to the Taj during the President’s stay as “Barry and the Chocolate Factory”:

Taj Hotel caters to Obama’s sweet tooth

The management at Taj Mahal Palace Hotel is leaving no stone unturned to make US President Barack Obama’s stay in the city ‘sweet’ and special.

Sources said chefs have been working for almost 24 hours to prepare an exclusive chocolate box for the president and his entourage. Interestingly, the box itself will be made of chocolate.

The chefs want to ensure the president has the choicest assortment of desserts in his suite.

We’ll just consider this research for their Childhood Obesity Task Force.

Will MSNBC Fire Olbermann for Contributing to Political Campaigns? Update: Olbermann Suspended

Keith Olbermann contributed to three Democrat candidates this year, and MSNBC’s policy forbids employees from donating to political causes or candidates because it “could create the appearance of a conflict of interest.” (pause for laughter)

So, do I think MSNBC will fire Olbermann for donating to three Democrats? Hell no.

However, if Keith would have donated to three Republicans, security would be escorting him from the building as we speak.

Update: Heh. Olbermann has been suspended without pay. Maybe there was a Republican on that list of politicians he gave money to after all.