Hill Bill, Volume II: Why A 'Strong Independent Feminist' Keeps A Cheating Man

For those among us who were witness to the goings-on in the White House in the 1990’s and asked ourselves, “Why doesn’t she dump that guy?” Here’s why.

It’s been said and written on numerous occasions over the years that Hillary Clinton, champion “feminist,” wouldn’t be anywhere near where she is today without a man — specifically Bill Clinton. Like Jane Fonda, who billed herself as a “feminist” but yet had the audacity to get breast implants, Hillary Clinton is one of those “both ends against the middle” political hacks. In other words, if Hillary Clinton were black, she’d join the KKK to get the peckerwood vote and later spend some of the money she raised from the group on ads calling for stiffer penalties for hate crimes.

To many, it’s obvious and embarrassing. To an absolutely stunning number of people, this seems to be an attractive political feature.

Over the weekend in New Hampshire, Hillary reiterated how much her husband means to her in this election, and it isn’t due to accident or for the purposes of sheer spousal love.

“I know what Gingrich tells people privately, I know what DeLay tells people privately, I know what Karl Rove tells people privately. I’m the one person they are most afraid of. Bill and I have beaten them before, and we will again.”

Yes, Hillary will be lauding her husband more and more on the campaign trail in order to reel in the base that Hillary’s in danger of losing due to her “centering” on many issues, not the least of which is the backpedaling Hillary is now engaged in because of her initial support of the Iraq war. In New Hampshire, when confronted on her initial support for the Iraq war, Hillary responded, “Knowing what we know now, I would never have voted for it.”

And knowing what I know now I never would have put money on the Chicago Bears, but that doesn’t get me my capital back, does it? Hillary might have discovered the hard way that the same is true in politics, but now she’s obviously been told to bring in Bill from the bullpen to get the save.

Hillary needs Bill to shore up the left coast as well:

David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg, Spielberg’s colleagues at the DreamWorks film studio, are backing Obama. It was thought that Spielberg was too, but sources say Bill Clinton prevailed on him to help his wife. All three men were generous backers of the former President.

So we see that Hillary Clinton needs her husband more than ever, which wouldn’t be a problem if she weren’t constantly reiterating what a “strong, independent woman” she is. Hillary Clinton is as “independent” as Siamese twins attached at the wallet.

Now watch out, voters, because Hillary’s obviously been working on that hypnotic, icy stare. The campaign trail witchcraft is starting to take hold on people:

And where did Hillary learn that “you will submit to my wants” trick? You guessed it:

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The Road To The New Scamshire Primary

Hillary Clinton is already in New Hampshire throwing around promises to redistribute our hard-earned money if elected.

When confronted about her senate vote for the Iraq war, Hillary responded, “Knowing what we know now, I would never have voted for it.”

And knowing what I know now I never would have put money on the Chicago Bears, but that doesn’t get me my capital back, does it? Hillary will discover the hard way that the same is true in politics.

Save The Planet, Win A Prize: The $25 Million Climate Contest, Pitfalls and All

Chairman of the Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson, has announced a $25 million prize for the person who comes up with a way of extracting greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. The challenge is to find the first viable, in an incredibly large-scale way, method to capture and remove carbon dioxide from the air. Hopefully a subsequent contest will offer a prize to the first person who can figure out how to resuscitate dead plants and trees.

Somebody get Mr. Peabody and Sherman on the phone for this challenge. In the meantime, I’ll simply hope that none of the prize-seekers end up trashing the entire house in order to catch a mouse. Branson should have made certain stipulations, because I can envision somebody coming up with a way to remove CO2 from the atmosphere — oh, along with all the oxygen as well. Whoops! Oh well, at last, a foolproof way to prevent forest fires.

Al Gore, who joined Branson as he announced the prize, recently said that the planet has a “fever,” and you know what grandma always said about that: “starve a fever.” This should come as horrendous news for famine-plagued third-world countries that would much prefer the planet have a cold.

I can’t come up with an overall way to rid the atmosphere of greenhouse gases, but what I am going to do is offer a couple of recommendations and hope that Mr. Branson will consider giving me a small share of the prize money. Just a million or two should do the trick.

Okay, here’s my plan, respectfully offered to Sir Richard Branson, to dramatically reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere:

Step 1 — Ground all Virgin Atlantic Airways planes.

On average, 747’s burn about a gallon of fuel every second — or five gallons per mile. 36,000 gallons over the course of a ten-hour flight. True, assuming the plane is fully loaded, that’s about a hundred miles per gallon per person — while pretty good mileage, it’s still an awful lot of fuel bilge going into the atmosphere. Flying is the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions. Charity starts at home, as does saving the planet. Ground those planes and set an example. Private jets for Branson and Gore? Out of the question.

I’m assuming that those rockets for Branson’s planned commercial space flights on “Virgin Galactic“ aren’t very fuel efficient either.

Step 2 to help eliminate greenhouse gas emissions is a little simpler – Shut up Al Gore:

Okay everybody, now go into your laboratories and start working on that $25 million! I think we all know who’s going to win though:

“I used my prize money to buy Michael Jackson’s oxygen enriched sleep chamber.”

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All Aboard The Goodman Train

You know you’re on the correct side of an argument when the opposition gets so desperate to scare people that they can take a debatable issue, like “man-made global warming” – which as far as I know isn’t listed as the cause of death for a single human being – and start comparing it to issues relating to the Holocaust.

Boston Globe op-edder Ellen Goodman again yells “fire” in an empty head by parrotting what is the new talking point of the eco-demagogues: “…global warming deniers are now on a par with Holocaust deniers, though one denies the past and the other denies the present and future.”

I guess it’s all in how you look at it. It’s strange, because I see the man-made global warming alarmists, such as Ellen Goodman, as being a little like the Nazi SS. “Get on zee train. Vee take you to a bettah place.”

Sorry, Ellen. Not today. I need proof of where your train is headed first, and I almost guarantee I won’t like it.

Gore, Pelosi, and Global Warming: It’s Tough To Sell A Theory You Don’t Believe

As of today, two of the biggest panic-inducers for the theory of man-made global warming are Al Gore and Nancy Pelosi.

If we don’t do something, and now, we’re doomed. Forget about that coming ice age you heard about in elementary school — this time the wannabe scientists, and just plain “scientists” are right. We know this because they tell us so. Forget for a moment one of my new favorite quote, which is in William F. Buckley’s book “Miles Gone By,” and cited a writer for National Review back in the 50’s whose name escapes me, who wrote, “Scientists are often people who first build, and then buy, the Brooklyn Bridge.”

When discussing human-induced global warming, many detractors of the theory often point out the hypocrisy that we often see in those who spread the fear of environmental catastrophe if we don’t dramatically but back on fossil fuel emissions.

The hypocrisy is there, to be sure. You know Al Gore’s story on global warming. We made it through the eight years Gore was actually in a position of power where he could do something about this, but instead got nothing but Al’s wife, Tipper, going around slapping warning labels on everything except where they really belonged — on Gore’s boss’s pants.

Gore says he believes that global warming is a threat greater than terrorism, but doesn’t dump his family’s large stock holdings in Occidental Petroleum or sell one or more of those homes; a 10,000-square-foot, 20-room, eight-bathroom (”yes, but they’re ‘econo-flush toilets”) home in Nashville, and a 4,000-square-foot home in Arlington, Va., and a third place in Carthage, Tenn. Gore’s self-described “carbon neutral” lifestyle also includes a private jet to fly around promoting his film “An Inconvenient Truth.” God help us if Al Gore falls off the “carbon neutral” wagon — he’ll suck up more energy than a black hole full of Oreck vacuums and the rest of us will be reading his apocalyptic warnings by candlelight.

Then there’s Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House who pledged last month to stop global warming. Pelosi has said that she needs a personal shuttle — A private Boeing 757 to be exact — to go between Washington, DC and her home in California, which would cost John Q. Taxpayer $300,000 a pop. Oddly enough, one of Pelosi’s top contributors is Occidental Petroleum. The last time I checked, Occidental hadn’t forgone the oil biz to go into Tofu peddling and hybrid vehicle manufacturing.

I’m not writing this as much to dispute what Gore, Pelosi, et al, are saying as much as to offer them advice that is well known in the advertising community: If you’re pitching Nike on a daily basis don’t get caught wearing Adidas — especially Adidas that burn energy at a furious pace but never get anywhere, like Michael Moore trying to do a sit-up.

Could it be that these people aren’t willing to give up their hog-wild-users-of-energy lifestyles because they know their “theory” is full of more crap than a Woodstock Port-O-San?

There’s one certainty about politicians and other egomaniacs: They value their own skins above all else. That’s why they’re always the first into the bunker when the siren sounds — a bunker built with your money but that you’ll never gain access to. If these people believed there was indeed any truth to their dire warnings and that all our lives were in danger, they might be at least a little more inclined to walk the talk.

If Gore, Pelosi and the rest really do believe in what they’re saying, then they’re resting the hope of saving civilization on controlling what the rest of us do, and history books will ironically record that those who were the most vocal about saving the drowning planet were the very people throwing it anvils. Either way, they come off looking like asses. But what else would we expect from the party of the donkey?

The energy-crazed lifestyles led by proponents of the global warming theory is the worst enemy to their cause, and is the best indicator yet that this “danger” is agenda, and not fact, driven.

By the way, we often hear, “We need to…” It’s important to remember the definition of the word “we” in the liberal dictionary:

We: (pronounced “wee”). Plural pronoun meaning “everybody but me.”

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Gore, Pelosi, and Global Warming: It's Tough To Sell A Theory You Don't Believe

As of today, two of the biggest panic-inducers for the theory of man-made global warming are Al Gore and Nancy Pelosi.

If we don’t do something, and now, we’re doomed. Forget about that coming ice age you heard about in elementary school — this time the wannabe scientists, and just plain “scientists” are right. We know this because they tell us so. Forget for a moment one of my new favorite quote, which is in William F. Buckley’s book “Miles Gone By,” and cited a writer for National Review back in the 50’s whose name escapes me, who wrote, “Scientists are often people who first build, and then buy, the Brooklyn Bridge.”

When discussing human-induced global warming, many detractors of the theory often point out the hypocrisy that we often see in those who spread the fear of environmental catastrophe if we don’t dramatically but back on fossil fuel emissions.

The hypocrisy is there, to be sure. You know Al Gore’s story on global warming. We made it through the eight years Gore was actually in a position of power where he could do something about this, but instead got nothing but Al’s wife, Tipper, going around slapping warning labels on everything except where they really belonged — on Gore’s boss’s pants.

Gore says he believes that global warming is a threat greater than terrorism, but doesn’t dump his family’s large stock holdings in Occidental Petroleum or sell one or more of those homes; a 10,000-square-foot, 20-room, eight-bathroom (”yes, but they’re ‘econo-flush toilets”) home in Nashville, and a 4,000-square-foot home in Arlington, Va., and a third place in Carthage, Tenn. Gore’s self-described “carbon neutral” lifestyle also includes a private jet to fly around promoting his film “An Inconvenient Truth.” God help us if Al Gore falls off the “carbon neutral” wagon — he’ll suck up more energy than a black hole full of Oreck vacuums and the rest of us will be reading his apocalyptic warnings by candlelight.

Then there’s Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House who pledged last month to stop global warming. Pelosi has said that she needs a personal shuttle — A private Boeing 757 to be exact — to go between Washington, DC and her home in California, which would cost John Q. Taxpayer $300,000 a pop. Oddly enough, one of Pelosi’s top contributors is Occidental Petroleum. The last time I checked, Occidental hadn’t forgone the oil biz to go into Tofu peddling and hybrid vehicle manufacturing.

I’m not writing this as much to dispute what Gore, Pelosi, et al, are saying as much as to offer them advice that is well known in the advertising community: If you’re pitching Nike on a daily basis don’t get caught wearing Adidas — especially Adidas that burn energy at a furious pace but never get anywhere, like Michael Moore trying to do a sit-up.

Could it be that these people aren’t willing to give up their hog-wild-users-of-energy lifestyles because they know their “theory” is full of more crap than a Woodstock Port-O-San?

There’s one certainty about politicians and other egomaniacs: They value their own skins above all else. That’s why they’re always the first into the bunker when the siren sounds — a bunker built with your money but that you’ll never gain access to. If these people believed there was indeed any truth to their dire warnings and that all our lives were in danger, they might be at least a little more inclined to walk the talk.

If Gore, Pelosi and the rest really do believe in what they’re saying, then they’re resting the hope of saving civilization on controlling what the rest of us do, and history books will ironically record that those who were the most vocal about saving the drowning planet were the very people throwing it anvils. Either way, they come off looking like asses. But what else would we expect from the party of the donkey?

The energy-crazed lifestyles led by proponents of the global warming theory is the worst enemy to their cause, and is the best indicator yet that this “danger” is agenda, and not fact, driven.

By the way, we often hear, “We need to…” It’s important to remember the definition of the word “we” in the liberal dictionary:

We: (pronounced “wee”). Plural pronoun meaning “everybody but me.”

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Nancy Pelosi's Official Calendar for Dems: Don't Forget Dick Cheney's Hunting Accident

It’s so nice to see the new Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, taking the high road as promised.

The Speaker emailed the official House Democrats 2007 Calendar, and with it a note:

“Attached is a calendar for 2007 that has been prepared by Speaker Pelosi’s office. It was originally e-mailed out to Democratic offices in mid-December, but we wanted to e-mail it out again to ensure that all offices had seen it. We hope this calendar helps Democratic offices to plan press events and other activities for their member throughout the year.”

The calendar includes dates to remember such as the House vote schedule, holidays, and — the anniversary of Dick Cheney’s hunting accident?

Yes indeed, mark your calendars, Democrats, because February 11th marks the one-year anniversary of the day that will live in infamy. The day the Vice President of the United States accidentally shot his hunting partner, Harry Whittington.

Other important information probably not on the calendar would include:

March 12: William Jefferson “frozen asset” Day — Put all your cash in the freezer to show solidarity with our railroaded comrade.

March 31: Barney Frank’s birthday. Join us for cake and games. Come on, it’s not every day you get to meet Clay Aiken, Liza and Harvey Firestein.

April 1: April Fools Day. No jokes please. We’ve got plenty.

May 6: Installation and dedication of the Patrick Kennedy Capitol Hill Memorial Barricade, on behalf of the memory of the old barricade, may it rest in pieces.

July 16: Bracing facelift/eyelid restoration day. Ignore scaffolding around Mrs. Speaker’s head. No eye contact please.

September 11: Never forget. Never forget the horror. Never forget the misery. Never forget the pain. Never forget the senseless destruction and death. Yes my friends, this is the day in history that George W. Bush began his illegal and immoral war based on lies and deceptions.

October 30: Mark Foley commemorative Precious Moments figurine sale/DNC fundraiser. Remind voters about dirty Republicans by offering these darling porcelain dolls depicting former Rep. Mark Foley at his computer emailing a perverted note to a 16-year-old boy.

November 23: Celebrate Thanksgiving by informing everyone that their turkey was probably accidentally shot by Dick Cheney.

December 25: Announcement of Democrats’ “holiday gift to the country” — No days off until new legislative agenda is pushed through the House.

December 27-January 8, 2008: No sessions scheduled so some of us can attend or watch college bowl games.

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Nancy Pelosi’s Official Calendar for Dems: Don’t Forget Dick Cheney’s Hunting Accident

It’s so nice to see the new Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, taking the high road as promised.

The Speaker emailed the official House Democrats 2007 Calendar, and with it a note:

“Attached is a calendar for 2007 that has been prepared by Speaker Pelosi’s office. It was originally e-mailed out to Democratic offices in mid-December, but we wanted to e-mail it out again to ensure that all offices had seen it. We hope this calendar helps Democratic offices to plan press events and other activities for their member throughout the year.”

The calendar includes dates to remember such as the House vote schedule, holidays, and — the anniversary of Dick Cheney’s hunting accident?

Yes indeed, mark your calendars, Democrats, because February 11th marks the one-year anniversary of the day that will live in infamy. The day the Vice President of the United States accidentally shot his hunting partner, Harry Whittington.

Other important information probably not on the calendar would include:

March 12: William Jefferson “frozen asset” Day — Put all your cash in the freezer to show solidarity with our railroaded comrade.

March 31: Barney Frank’s birthday. Join us for cake and games. Come on, it’s not every day you get to meet Clay Aiken, Liza and Harvey Firestein.

April 1: April Fools Day. No jokes please. We’ve got plenty.

May 6: Installation and dedication of the Patrick Kennedy Capitol Hill Memorial Barricade, on behalf of the memory of the old barricade, may it rest in pieces.

July 16: Bracing facelift/eyelid restoration day. Ignore scaffolding around Mrs. Speaker’s head. No eye contact please.

September 11: Never forget. Never forget the horror. Never forget the misery. Never forget the pain. Never forget the senseless destruction and death. Yes my friends, this is the day in history that George W. Bush began his illegal and immoral war based on lies and deceptions.

October 30: Mark Foley commemorative Precious Moments figurine sale/DNC fundraiser. Remind voters about dirty Republicans by offering these darling porcelain dolls depicting former Rep. Mark Foley at his computer emailing a perverted note to a 16-year-old boy.

November 23: Celebrate Thanksgiving by informing everyone that their turkey was probably accidentally shot by Dick Cheney.

December 25: Announcement of Democrats’ “holiday gift to the country” — No days off until new legislative agenda is pushed through the House.

December 27-January 8, 2008: No sessions scheduled so some of us can attend or watch college bowl games.

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Happy Birthday: The Gipper Remembered

President Ronald Reagan, who died in 2004, would have been 96 years old today.

A statement released by Nancy Reagan sums it up her feelings, not to mention many of ours.

I’ve often reflected upon the man that is Ronald Reagan and attempted to figure out exactly why I loved the guy so much. After all, I never met him, but there’s something special about Reagan that continues on even after his death.

It really struck me during Reagan’s funeral in 2004. Not the ceremony in California, but the silent lengthy memorial in Washington, DC. I was glued to the television that day. In literal essence, I was watching little, but in abstract fact, I was watching everything.

C-Span was airing coverage of people silently filing past President Reagan’s flag draped casket. That’s it. No bands, no marching, no dignitaries, no commentary, no sound — and yet it was the fullest, most interesting and memorable programming I’ve ever witnessed.

The scene was eerily silent, but the respect displayed by the military guards and those slowly walking by was deafening. There was not a peep to be heard. I was awestruck by the utter stealth of the continuous stream of thousands and thousands. A pin drop would have sounded like a firecracker. Somehow, even children knew to be quiet, which is a magical atmosphere indeed, and one I’d thought impossible until that evening.

But that was Reagan — the successful combination of a reach for the seemingly unattainable, with the pursuit of goals that may have been deemed as unrealistic – was his successful recipe for whipping up a fresh batch of America.

I first voted for Ronald Reagan in 1984 (a small part of the reason I did is that I didn’t want to be known for the rest of my life as, “That one guy who voted for Mondale”). Reagan got my vote because he came across, at least to me as an 18-year-old, as the father figure to a nation that had spent the better part of a decade as orphans, abandoned and left for dead by Vietnam, Watergate, malaise, stagflation and disco.

Sure, his presidential years had some setbacks. Reagan was shot for nothing more than some unbalanced bubble-wrap brained, uber-nerd’s attempt to impress Jodie Foster. Reagan lived, Hinckley was sent off to Our Lady of Swatting at Imaginary Flies Hospital for a few decades, and Foster never called him. Another evil plan thwarted by Reagan.

There were some down times, but even more successes, culminating with what Reagan will be remembered for best in the history books.

The Great Communicator headed up “Extreme Makeover: Eastern Bloc Edition,” and presided over the collapse of the Berlin Wall — a demolition which rippled right on through to Moscow, ending in the implosion of the Soviet Union.

What Reagan left behind for us pales in comparison to what he didn’t leave behind.

When remembering Ronald Reagan, whether we’re conservative or liberal, there’s one label that is never used: Negative. Reagan was ever the optimist, and he made his points not by bashing the opposition, but by selling the virtues of his ideas. Ronald Reagan was a good lesson not only for every day Americans, but he was an example of how to be a politician – a model that, regrettably, is rarely followed these days.

Some people think that conservatism died when Reagan died, but I tend to disagree. As Ronald Reagan wanted America to be a “shining city on a hill,” I believe that Reagan himself remains a bright beacon for not only conservatives and republicans, but also all Americans. Reagan’s light is still shining out there, we just need to follow it.

Happy birthday, Mr. President. Salute!

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Spending Some Time in the Clooney Bin

Actor George Clooney said some things in a recent interview that are typical confusing liberal tripe, but I thought I’d quickly point out a couple of items he said to use as specific examples. 

The first thing the American left often opines is something along the line of what Clooney said in this interview: 

“It is probably the worst time ever for us (the US) internationally. When you go to Europe, for the most part, they just hate us. Not individually, but they think we are just like these big bullies—and quite honestly, we have acted like that. That has been the most unusual twist in the last few years, having to defend being an American.” 

Defend being an American? Speak for yourself, George. I for one don’t defend being an American as much as I apologize for sharing the same turf with vacuous leftist actors. 

But as we read on about Americans who think America is the problem, as usual and oddly enough, all the specific examples of world misery are things that don’t happen in the United States.  

Clooney believes the rest of the world thinks we’re bullies, but then says, “We didn’t do anything about Rwanda.” The fact that this inaction or botched action took place under the watch of the left’s hero, Bill Clinton, aside, if we did take action, we’d have been “bullies” to Clooney and his foreign pals. 

Clooney is billed as “an outspoken critic of the genocide currently taking place in western Sudan” (as if the rest of us are proponents) and speaks of “hundreds and hundreds of people dying in vicious attacks in places all around the world.” Unless George considers our national defense part the creation of this problem, which he may, again, the U.S. is one of the few places where these things don’t happen. 

The left, as always, wants it both ways. They join hands and call for the United States to help in all areas of the world where misery exists. Then, when and if that “help” takes place in whatever form, they call the United States “bullies.” 

You can’t have it both ways, George. “Suspension of disbelief” only works in movies. The tactic many American liberals use is similar to Clooney’s. They hide behind “somebody else’s” opinion to give their own: “Europeans believe that we’re _____.” These are the people who go to a shrink to get advice “for a friend.” 

By the way, my wife just said, “Clooney’s so good looking that a lot of women don’t care if he doesn’t make sense.” I guess that about says it all, eh?

Can a man who lives like this have a firm grip on reality? I mean, seriously.