When Life Imitates Tweet; Updated

This past Friday I posted this on Twitter:


As Maxwell Smart used to say, “missed it by that much.”


A new woman alleging sexual harassment by presidential hopeful Herman Cain will break her silence at a news conference with her powerhouse attorney Gloria Allred Monday afternoon in New York City, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

I was off by two days. Damn!

The good news for Cain is that often the mere involvement of Gloria Allred exonerates the accused in the eyes of the public.

Update: The Gloria Allred press conference will start at 1:30p est (video here) — still no word on whether or not Gloria will bring her favorite bat for a demonstration:

Flashback: Sexual harrassment claims and settlements don’t necessarily ruin political careers.

Update II: Here’s video from the press conference featuring Gloria Allred and the accusor Sharon Bialek. Allred was as classy as ever, saying Cain “offered Sharon his version of a stimulus package.”

Update III: Watch how fast Allred tells her client to zip it after she starts laughing with a reporter about having just had her hair done:

Roger Waters Supports OWS Fight Against ‘Upper 1%’ Greed (See Him Perform Live for $115 – $1,020)

Yet another musician who supports the fight against corporate greed and the screwing of the middle and lower classes who will nevertheless lobby for your ass to be thrown in jail if you’re caught downloading their music without paying them for it through pre-approved corporate channels.

Roger Waters, founding member of Pink Floyd, falls well within the “upper 1%” but doesn’t seem to want to either understand, remember or care why:

You can go see Waters, the man who supports the fight against the greed of the upper 1%, perform live early next year in San Francisco. The cheapest ticket is $115 and go as high as $1,020. Even better: The concert is at AT&T Park.

Much of Pink Floyd’s work was sold courtesy of the tiny non-profit company called Capitol/EMI. I know because I own a lot of it, but inevitably most entertainers always find a way to make me regret ever giving them a penny.

The not-so-subtle technique of rich hypocrite OWS supporters — whether it’s employed by Warren Buffet, Kanye West or Roger Waters — is that they claim to want to help the “lower 99%.” There are two ways they could do that. 1) They could “help” us by begging the government to raise their taxes, which may or may not happen and probably wouldn’t help anybody anyway because the government will simply waste the extra money anyway. Or 2), they could offer immediate relief to the pocketbook of the downtrodden by lowering the price of their products or services, in essence taxing themselves at the front end by refusing to profit at the point of sale. Guess which option they choose each and every time?

Why Didn’t Obama Call the St. Louis Cardinals After World Series Win?

Traditionally, the winner of the World Series can expect a congratulatory phone call from the White House. That didn’t happen this year:

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Was President Barack Obama too busy watching the “Operation Repo” marathon or something else last Friday night?

When KMOX host Charlie Brennan asked now-retired St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa how the traditional call of congratulations from the White House went, La Russa suddenly realized that…it never happened.

“That’s a good point, I hadn’t really even thought about that,” replied a surprised-sounding La Russa, who can be forgiven for having a few other things on his mind over the past week. “As we were getting into the World Series we had a call from the White House to make sure they had the correct number for my office.”

Why wouldn’t Obama have called Tony La Russa and the Cardinals to congratulate them? Maybe he was busy playing golf or shouting “pass this jobs bill” from the window of a Canadian-made bus… but still, Obama usually isn’t one to miss a prime-time opportunity. He recently took the time to host the Chicago Bears for a title they won 25 years ago, for cryin’ out loud. I wonder what gives.

It wouldn’t be because Tony La Russa is a Tea Party backer and a supporter of Arizona’s immigration law, would it?

While we try to figure out why in the world Obama hasn’t yet called to congratulate the Cardinals manager, let’s watch Tony La Russa present Albert Pujols with the “Hope Award” at Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” gathering last summer:

Thought of any possible reasons why Obama wouldn’t have called the Cardinals yet? Me neither.

If for no other reason, you’d think Obama would have made the call because the Republicans barely carried the state in 2008 and he might need it this time around.

(h/t Gateway Pundit)

‘Life in Nirvana’ Update: OWS Constructs ‘Safe House’ for Women


Sure, let’s let these people run the world.

When I first read that OWS was building a safe house for women, my first thought was that they’ve finally gotten Mike Tyson on board with the movement, but instead it seems there are some predators in the OWS midst who not only think people should be forced to share their wealth, but everything else too:

Spurred by a spate of sex attacks in Zuccotti Park, Occupy Wall Street protesters built a “safe house” for women on Friday.

The 16-square-foot military frame tent is designed to shelter up to 30 women from the predators lurking around the lower Manhattan encampment.

“It will be used to protect ourselves from people out there,” said Nan Terrie, 17, a protester from East Oakland Park, Fla.

“Protect us from the people out there”? Um, you’re the “people out there.” Go home and your problem is solved.

The bulb in her head is probably too dim to allow her to see that she’s living amid the same culture she’s trying to bring to the rest of the country, all while serving as a good example of why it’s a really bad idea by seeking protection from that very culture. #OccupyParadox

Not to cause OWS organizers any busted kneecaps, but I have to ask: Was the “safe house” constructed by union labor?

For some reason, whenever we talk about Occupy Wall Street, I feel an urge to post this clip… so I’m finally getting around to it:

Obama Administration Opposes Adding FDR’s D-Day Prayer to WWII Memorial

Is it time to vote these people out yet? Yeah, I know, nothing should surprise me anymore, but still

The Obama administration is opposing congressional legislation to add President Franklin Roosevelt’s D-Day prayer to the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C.

At a House hearing Thursday, Robert Abbey, director of the Bureau of Land Management, said a plaque or inscription of the prayer that Roosevelt read on a radio broadcast to the nation on June 6, 1944, would “dilute” the memorial’s central message.

In his prayer, President Roosevelt asked God to give our troops the courage to defeat Nazi Germany, praying, “with thy blessing we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy.”

Liberals love the “New Deal” aspects of FDR, but this crosses the line.

I suppose the prayer to God might offend Atheists, and Obama needs every vote he can get next year, so they’ll not risk angering that voting bloc. The D-Day Prayer might also offend any Nazis who read it, and they wouldn’t want to burn that bridge, would they? Again… every vote counts!

I’ll bet the administration wouldn’t think it diluted the central message of the WWII Memorial if the proposed plaque read “PASS THIS JOBS BILL!”

Here’s the “central message diluting” D-Day prayer from FDR:

OWS Now Ticking Off the Homeless

Geez, even the homeless in New York City are growing weary of the Occupy Wall Street squatters:

A deranged homeless man who has been squatting among the Occupy Wall Street protesters in lower Manhattan went on a violent, early-morning rampage yesterday, cursing incoherently and kicking down tents.
“I’ve been here for three months, and I haven’t been able to sleep!” the out-of-his-head Clinch screamed.

That’s the economically disadvantaged involuntary urban outdoorsman’s version of “You kids get offa my lawn!”

Watch the video below to cue up the anger. Passing observation: The girl at the end of this clip is dangerously naïve:

OWS says their focus is against the upper one percent, but so far it’s the lowest one percent that seems to be taking the brunt of the protest’s effect.

Sarkozy Asks Obama to Help With Debt Crisis

Alternate headline: “Sarkozy begs Obama to make European debt crisis much worse”

From the Washington Times:

CANNES, France — President Obama was greeted at the G-20 summit in this seaside resort Thursday with a plea by French President Nicolas Sarkozy to get more involved in resolving Europe’s spiraling debt crisis.

“We need the leadership of Barack Obama,” Mr. Sarkozy said after the two leaders huddled to start the meeting of the world’s industrialized and large, developing nations. “We need the solidarity and support of the United States of America.”

The leadership of Barack Obama? You can replicate that yourself, Mr. Sarkozy — just blame the debt on Bush, then go ride around in a bus, eat cheeseburgers and shout “pass this jobs bill” a few hundred times. Somehow things will work out okay.

Answering the call for help, Obama immediately went to work on behalf of the people of France:

“Obama insults Sarkozy,” blared the headline on one French website, taking umbrage at Mr. Obama’s wayward remark at the G-20 summit here about the physical appearance of French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Mr. Obama thought he was making a gentle joke about Mr. Sarkozy, host of the summit, when he congratulated Mr. Sarkozy and wife Carla Bruni on the birth of their baby daughter on Oct. 19. Instead, Mr. Obama caused a minor international incident.

“I want to make mention that this is our first meeting since the arrival of the newest Sarkozy, and so I want to congratulate Nicolas and Carla on the birth of Giulia,” Mr. Obama told reporters shortly after his arrival at the G-20, with Mr. Sarkozy at his side. “And I informed Nicolas on the way in that I am confident that Giulia inherited her mother’s looks rather than her father’s, which I think is an excellent thing.”

Trust me, Nicolas, you’d rather have Obama calling you fugly than helping you with the debt crisis.


Oakland Men’s Wearhouse Gets a Big ‘Thank You’ for Supporting the 99%

Yesterday we talked about a Men’s Wearhouse in Oakland that expressed their support for the “Occupy” movement ahead of yesterday’s “strike”:


“The 99%” showed their appreciation last night:


I’m pretty sure all the suits and ties at the store are still accounted for though.

Enjoy your new customer base, Men’s Wearhouse!

Pundit Press: A simple lesson in appeasement

(h/t Weasel Zippers)

Brian Williams: Nothing Like the October Snowstorm Has Ever Happened Before (Global Warming Alert)

Here’s NBC News’ Brian Williams introducing a story about last month’s northeast snowstorm, which of course was caused by — you guessed it — global warming:

Everybody out East said the same thing about this freak snowstorm, `This kind of thing didn’t used to happen. This never happened before.’ And while that is true, it may also be true that we’ll all have to start getting used to this kind of thing over the long haul. That story tonight from our chief environmental affairs correspondent, Anne Thompson.

“And now let’s throw it over to our chief science correspondent, Al Gore…”

Watch just how much confidence Williams has in his claim — so much confidence that he obviously didn’t bother to make sure he wasn’t totally full of s*#t before doing the segment:

Williams closed by saying “All I know is this didn’t happen when we were kids.”

Maybe a pre-Halloween snowstorm in the northeast didn’t happen when you were a kid, Brian, but it did happen when you were, oh, about 28 years old:

Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters has more examples.

Don’t you wish Williams and his crack research team at NBC would at least be motivated enough to do a Google search before proving themselves to be biased, sensationalist chuggers of the Goracle’s Kool Aid?