Category Archives: Current Events

Brief Announcement

Starting at noon-ish today through Friday or so I’ll be filling in for Michelle Malkin, which will result in posting here being light until the weekend.

So remember to check Michelle’s site for any new posts until the start of the weekend, and we’ll be back up to normal speed here on Saturday/Sunday.

More Evidence Fast Food is Bad for You

Somebody’s about to be McWealthy:

A giant set of golden arches outside a McDonald’s in eastern Arizona toppled in high winds Wednesday, crushing a Naperville couple’s Chevy Trailblazer as they sat inside the parked vehicle.

Retirees Russell and Carolyn Janke suffered multiple injuries. They had stopped at the McDonald’s on the Navajo Nation reservation in Window Rock as they were making their way back to suburban Chicago from their winter home near Tucson.

I’ll bet this is one accident where the lawyers actually arrived ahead of the ambulance.

Too bad Julio couldn’t be so lucky.

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“Did somebody say ‘What the McF*#k just fell on the car?'”

Anderson Cooper Gets a Little Testis About Tea Parties

In this jewel of a clip, CNN’s Anderson Cooper goes for all the marbles when he says “It’s hard to talk when you’re teabagging” while David Gergen yucks it up. It doesn’t get any more disconcerting than watching these two guys analyze grassroots balls the size of the tea parties:

Anderson sounds like a man of experience.

Frankly, I think all these kinds of jokes are the result of the tea parties being too much substance for liberals to swallow, hence the ad hominem nuttery.

Tax Day Right Wing Extremist Tea Party, Lansing, Mi — Joe the Plumber Edition

Wow, what a difference a few weeks makes. The tea party in Lansing at the end of February was just the beginning. Today’s was enormous, and Joe the Plumber even stopped by as one of the presumably many stops he’ll be making today.

I knew it was going to be big, because I had to park a good half-mile from where I parked in February. If there were any counter-protesters or infiltrators there, I couldn’t find them. I pretty much walked the entire perimeter running moonbat reconnaissance and didn’t see any. Damn. They must have been scared off by the idea that with thousands of hard-working folks on the grounds, they may have accidentally come in contact with a job.

Click the picture to enlarge:

Here’s one during Joe the Plumber’s speech taken from the stage (on the Capitol steps) from behind the podium and to the right (naturally):

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Here’s the view from the stage area looking to the right — so this is only about a third of the crowd:

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From the right base of the Capitol steps:

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From near the back of the crowd looking toward the Capitol:

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I’m always up for a good Obama/teleprompter joke:

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I’ll hit “publish” now because these things are taking forever to load… if I run across any more pictures of note I’ll post them soon.

Update: Joyanna Adams has a ton of good pics from St. Louis.

Let the Teabagging Begin!

We’re off shortly to just one of hundreds of “tea parties” around the country. I’ll have some pictures to post later this afternoon.

By the way, I know that the left refers to tea-partiers as “teabaggers” — that’s why I used it in the title. For those of you who don’t know, “teabagging” is a certain sexual practice that you’ll grasp if you use your imagination a little bit or have the sheer courage to Google it — but, of course, liberals are using it as a derogatory term for tea partiers. Unfortunately though, the right can’t “teabag” in this manner because the left is hoarding all the nuts.

Liberals really have deviated from their core principles (whatever those are), haven’t they? Everything is flipped on its ear — liberals have turned into military hawks ever since General George S. Hussein Obama’s successful pirate put-down, they used to love protests, but Liberal dems are flinging around accusations of “treason” and calling people “un-American” and “un-patriotic” (“protest” ceased to be patriotic on inauguration day), and now they’re taking a sexual practice often enjoyed by the homosexual community that liberals claim to support and protect and are using it as a disparaging term for right-wing protesters. How far they’ve fallen.

So I’m not running from the term “teabagger” — let them explain it.

Okay, we’ll be back this afternoon with some pictures. As it said on the invitations to Barney Frank’s birthday party but for a very different reason, “Let the teabagging begin!”

While I’m out for a short time, here’s one to chew on: The Homeland Security Director is naming a “Border Czar.” Apparently the Homeland Security Director didn’t have the time to direct homeland security, so she’s sub-contracting.

Al Sharpton: Voluntary Nut Case

If almost anybody else had said this, I might have thought it was intended as a fairly well-concealed joke, but I’ve been watching Al Sharpton for too long to give him that benefit of the doubt.

Below is a steaming pile of audio from Sharpton’s radio show on which Al said that in Somalia they refer to the pirates — the same ones that were holding guns to the heads of Americans and others, and continue to stage attacks — as a “voluntary Coast Guard.” This would have been a little like calling David Berkowitz a member of the “volunteer fire department” or referring to Al Sharpton as a “legitimate reverend”:

Tune in tomorrow to the Reverend Sharpton Show to hear Al accuse the Navy SEALS who shot three members of the Somalian Coast Guard of raping a stripper!

(h/t RadioEqualizer)

Homeland Security Memo Revealed: How to Spot a ‘Right Wing Radical’

The Department of Homeland Security released a 9-page memo to all local law enforcement officials in the country under the following cover:

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According to the Washington Times, among the traits that law enforcement officials are going to be on the lookout for are individuals with a “single issue” dedication, such as abortion or immigration — along with “disgruntled war veterans” and those with economic gripes.

While the DHS memo has been reported as 9-pages long, there’s actually a super-classified 10th and final page that I managed to obtain a copy of. This final page advises law enforcement on how to spot a radical right winger.

Here’s the 10th page of the memo:

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And Doggone it, the Judges Like Him: Senator Al Franken

It’s nearly official:

Three judges soundly rejected Norm Coleman’s attempt to reverse Al Franken’s lead in the U.S. Senate election late Monday, sweeping away the Republican’s claims in a blunt ruling Coleman promised to appeal.

Congratulations, Al — you’re a perfect fit for this Congress, and believe it or not, your presence will actually enhance the level of dignity and class on Capitol Hill.

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