As the police sargeant who arrested Obama’s pal Henry Gates considers a defamation lawsuit against the Harvard Professor, I remembered a piece from the Chris Rock Show a few years ago that may help the professor in some areas when it comes to police relations (language warning):
Concerning the arrest of Obama’s friend, Harvard Professor Henry “I’ll meet your mama outside” Gates, the Fraternal Order of Police issued a statement condemning Obama’s “stupidly” comment, as well as Obama’s instinctive assumption that the arrest was racially motivated.
Why did Obama shoot from the hip with that comment about the police officer without doing his trademark pause to think through the implications of what he was about to say? It might have something to do with the fact that the Fraternal Order of Police endorsed McCain for president.
If the FOP had endorsed Obama and were already in his pocket, do you think the politician seeking re-election in Obama would have caught himself before he said what the community organizer seeking retribution in Obama wanted to say?
Heck, in some areas, the Fraternal Order of Police fits Homeland Security’s definition of “right wing extremist” groups, so Obama’s lack of appreciation for what these cops do and how they do it, along with his baseless accusations of racism, is hardly surprising.
Let’s just put it this way: When you have a vested interest in seeing ACORN metastacize, law enforcement officials doing their jobs by the book aren’t exactly welcome additions to the family of Hope and Change — and sometimes it shows.
This week isn’t the first time that Al Franken has been involved in a comedy skit about a Supreme Court confirmation. His first was about 18 years ago and his name at the time was Sen. Paul Simon.
This is probably one of my all-time favorite SNL political skits:
The United States is on the verge of passing the massive Cap & Trade boondoggle, and it’s a bad idea. But don’t just take my word for it. Let’s look at someplace where’s it’s already been implemented:
Proponents of the bill need to look no further than Spain, where the cap-and trade concept has sent unemployment to the 20 percent mark and with every one Ã¢â‚¬Å“green jobÃ¢â‚¬Â created, they have lost 2.2 jobs. Not exactly a success story.
Here’s more on Spain’s Cap & Trade debacle:
The release also says that 9 out of 10 Ã¢â‚¬Å“green jobsÃ¢â‚¬Â created in Spain over the last decade are now gone. WhatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s more, Spain spent $753,778 to create each job, including subsidies of $1,319,783 per wind industry job.
That these numbers probably seem sustainable to U.S. government calculators is frightening indeed.
They call them “green jobs” because the government gets all your green, and your job is sleeping on a pile of discarded lettuce in a dumpster behind a Korean restaurant.
In other news… thanks to the Supreme Court, a probable future SCOTUS Justice, Sonia Sotomayor, has now been officially overturned more times than Michelle Obama’s garden soil. The good news for Sotomayor is that once she’s on the Supreme Court, she won’t be overturned by the Supreme Court anymore.
Liberal heads explode in 3… 2… 1…
I’d have thought politicians have the most in common with bank robbers, but this makes sense too:
Using his law enforcement experience and data drawn from the FBI’s behavioral analysis unit, Jim Kouri has collected a series of personality traits common to a couple of professions.
Kouri, who’s a vice president of the National Assn. of Chiefs of Police, has assembled traits such as superficial charm, an exaggerated sense of self-worth, glibness, lying, lack of remorse and manipulation of others.
These traits, Kouri points out in his analysis, are common to psychopathic serial killers.
But — and here’s the part that may spark some controversy and defensive discussion — these traits are also common to American politicians. (Maybe you already suspected.)
Politicians even emulate the killing, in a sense — except that their victims are the economy and taxpayers — which they all-too-easily lure into their windowless vans for senseless, methodical slaughter by the bushel.
There are some seriously creepy similarities between serial killers and politicians. Take John Wayne Gacy and Nancy Pelosi for example:
This should reassure and comfort any nervous libs out there, and probably won’t come as a surprise to most, but Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor is now completely incapable of leaning to the right — and just in time for the confirmation hearings.
Color her “confirmed.”
What was this guy thinking doing this right smack in the middle of the dawning of the age of hopequarius?
Iowa is moving to fire an Iowa State Patrol trooper accused of using his state-owned computer to forward an e-mail that included jail mug shots of people wearing Barack Obama T-shirts.
Sgt. Rodney Hicok, who’s based in Fort Dodge, is appealing.
Oh come on, how many of these mug shots could there possibly be? What? Oh…
In fairness, it’s much harder to find mugshots of people wearing pro-McCain shirts, not because McCain supporters were less prone to be arrested, but because McCain voters were far less likely to want to be seen wearing a McCain shirt.
I’m a big fan of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. The guy has taken unbelievable heat over the years because he’s a black man with the audacity to not drink the liberal Kool Aid, but somehow he appears to be untarnished and unjaded by it all and seems to be a grounded human being — and a couple of high school football players from Maryland appreciate it.
It’s nice to see stories like this from time to time:
High school seniors Terrence Stephens and Jason Ankrah, star football players at Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg, Md., were sitting on a plane returning from a recruitment session at the University of Nebraska when they struck up a conversation with the man sitting next to them. Their seat-mate just happened to be a major Cornhuskers fan.
When they started chatting, Stephens and Ankrah didn’t have a clue they were holding court with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
“I was amazed this guy knew so much about us as football players and as people,” said Stephens. “That was shocking. I felt honored to be known by someone of his caliber. He was just a regular old guy, sitting in coach, which really shocked me.”
By the time the plane landed, the students had figured out who Thomas was, and they promptly told their principal they wanted to invite Thomas to give the keynote speech at their high school graduation. Of course, Principal Carole Working didn’t exactly think Thomas would take them up on it. But he showed up at the high school on Monday.
Thomas did end up delivering the commencement address at Quince Orchard. Here’s the story: