‘Hope’ and ‘Change’: He’s Not Kidding

Every time Barack Obama speaks, we see the signs, we hear the words: Hope and change!

I don’t doubt it. As a matter of fact, Jimmy Carter campaigned on the promise of “change.” He wasn’t kidding, either, though diving head-first into a tub of malaise wasn’t the change we were really looking for.

As for Obama’s “hope” and “change,” whenever I consider the possibility he could end up as President of the United States, I find myself agreeing with his mantra:

“Gee, I sure hope he knows what he’s doing. If he does, that would change my opinion of him. I hope he’s not as liberal as president as he is as a senator, because all we’ll have left in our pockets is change. I hope he doesn’t appease our enemies, or that could drastically change the landscape. If we change to nationalized health care, I hope I don’t get sick.”

Obama says he’ll bring hope and change, and for once I agree with a liberal Democrat, because I don’t doubt it.

In this case however, I think the truth will hurt… badly.

“Gee, I null he doesn’t get us killed.”

Crook Endorses Obamessiah

First the Reverend Wright thing, then the Tony Rezko thing, then the Jimmy Carter endorsement, now a nod from William “cold cash” Jefferson (D-Frigidaire).

The hits just keep on coming:

On a day that Sen. Barack Obama moved closer to clinching the Democratic presidential nomination, embattled Rep. William Jefferson, D-New Orleans, Tuesday became the first of Louisiana’s four Democratic congressional members to back his candidacy.

If you don’t remember, this is the same Jefferson (rapper name “Ice-J”) who was videotaped accepting a $100,000 bribe from an FBI informant. Jefferson’s home was raided, and $90,000 was found in his freezer (I guess the other $10,000 went for fish sticks, ice cream and popsicles). And he was still re-elected by Louisiana voters!

Jesus believed in hanging out with the sinners. In the case of this modern-day Jesus, the sinners believe in hanging out with the Obamessiah. I wonder why that is.

D-Day Turns 64

You may not read a lot about this in the mainstream press, as the MSM ironically tends to ignore or insult those things that keep them free to pen whatever they please, but today marks the 64th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy.

As always, there’s no better way to commemmorate this anniversary than by replaying one of history’s best speeches: Ronald Reagan’s remarks at the U.S. Ranger Monument, Pointe du Hoc, France, June 6, 1984.

“We have learned bitter lessons from two world wars. It is better to be here ready to protect the peace, than to take blind shelter across the sea, rushing to respond only after freedom is lost.”

Update: It’s the anniversary of the beginning of the successful push to keep the Nazis from their goal of global domination, and what is Google honoring today? The birthday of Spanish painter Diego Velasquez.

Priorities.

Picture Imperfect: Courtroom Artist Sheikh-up at Gitmo

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who is accused of (and has admitted to) conspiring with al Qaeda in the planning and carrying out of the 9/11 attacks, is on trial at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba.

In addition to asking for the death penalty (I’d rather send him to Sheriff Arpaio first for a couple of weeks of pink underwear humiliation before capping his worthless skull), Mohammed also wants a say over how the courtroom artist draws him — and he’s getting his wish:

Accused September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed objected that a courtroom sketch artist had made his nose look too wide on Thursday and sent her back to revise the drawing.

“He didn’t like the nose,” artist Janet Hamlin said.

Mohammed asked Hamlin to obtain a copy of a photo taken shortly after his 2003 capture in Pakistan and redraw the nose to look as it did in that picture, the artist said.
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Cameras are banned in the top-security courtroom so news organizations hired Hamlin to sketch the scene. Military censors review Guantanamo courtroom sketches before they can be released to ensure they do not reveal any national secrets.

But Thursday’s hearing marked the first time defendants themselves were granted the right to approve their likenesses.

Mohammed finally admitted his nose was drawn too big after a long night of waterboarding — but he wasn’t easy to break.

Seriously though, fine, make the nose more diminutive… as long as it’s drawn smaller just above the large cartoon noose around his neck.

Given all the increasingly insane legal deference to the whims of psychos, it really is amazing that civilized society still exists at all, isn’t it?

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“I’m ready for my close-up, Ms. Hamlin…”

Quote of the Day: How Will ‘Green Burial’ Catch On?

There’s a cemetery only miles from where I live that is “going green.” No metal caskets and no embalming — just wooden boxes and decomposition back into nature using all biodegradable materials.

This makes sense to me, at least until Al Gore comes up with a “decomposition credits” scheme, but I ran across a line in a story in the Lansing State Journal about the eco-green cemetery that had me pausing for a chuckle.

Once word begins to spread about the place where the deceased, along with their caskets, decompose naturally in the ground, will it end up being a successful business? Reverend Brown, who runs the cemetery, offers his opinion:

Once people get wind of this, I think it will be self-sustaining,” Brown said.

I don’t doubt it at all.

How to Make a Citizen’s Arrest of a War Criminal

The critical thinkers at Democratic Underground have come up with another gem: How to make a citizen’s arrest of a war criminal.

There’s a list of people deserving of being tried for war crimes, from President Bush to Dick Cheney to Condoleezza Rice to John Bolton to Henry Kissinger to Mary Matalin to Karl Rove — along with an 8-step procedure on how to bring them to justice.

One broad stroke is skipped: How to avoid being shot by said war criminal’s security people when you run up to them and try to handcuff them. The painful devil is in the details.

This sounds so familiar that it seems as if this sort of thing was tried only last week. Oh wait, it was tried only last week:

The environmental campaigner, George Monbiot, last night failed in his attempt to make a citizen’s arrest on the senior ex-Bush administration official John Bolton over “war crimes” committed by the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

The name “Monbiot” is so close to “moonbat” that it just can’t be an accident.

In any case, if you see any of the people on the DU list, take them into custody, and then… and then… take them to your local police station where they’ll be released and you’ll be thrown in jail for kidnapping.

Photoshops of the Day

Today I ran across a couple of pictures. This first one’s for those of you who are on a diet and don’t want to be able to eat anything for the next several hours:

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That’s almost as bad as the original.

Then I saw a photo of a Cindy Sheehan rally at the San Francisco City Hall. Cindy’s running against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and somebody Photoshopped all Cindy’s supporters out of the picture. This is just mean:

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It couldn’t be that Sheehan’s 15 minutes were up an hour and a half ago, so it must be a Photoshop.

Obama’s Veep Search Gains Interest

Obama’s choice to lead his V.P. search is perfect for a presidential candidate who plans to borrow and spend America into premature foreclosure faster than we’re already doing it:

Obama has asked Jim Johnson, former head of mortgage giant Fannie Mae, to begin research on potential candidates for the No. 2 slot on the ticket, media reports said. Johnson performed a similar task for Democratic presidential nominees John Kerry in 2004 and Walter Mondale in 1984.

“From the man who brought you Geraldine Ferraro and John Edwards…”

Incidentally, “Fannie Mae” is a cutsied up name that pushes the acronym envelope for what the organization is really called: “Federal National Mortgage Association.” This means Johnson should also be good at helping take Obama’s socialist pushes and making them sounds more user-friendly. For example, if the “Internal Revenue Service” was known as “Suzie Sunshine” they could take a lot more money without upsetting anybody. And “Socialized medicine” could become “The Play-Doh Doctor Factory.” Who could argue with that?

My optimism for an Obama defeat in November increased even more after I read this: Former President Carter: I will endorse Obama

Carter’s had his nose up the asses of Fidel Castro, Yasser Arafat, Hamas and more. But fortunately for Obama, Carter’s never had his picture taken with the Reverend Wright, so this endorsement will be gladly accepted.

The Definition of Bittersweet

After Tuesday night’s primaries, it’s official that Hillary Clinton is not going to be on the ballot to be president in November. This is something I hoped would end up being the case for the past months and even years.

However, when my fulfilled wish for a failed Hillary Clinton presidential campaign is combined with the current alternatives, I now know exactly how a dog feels when it finally catches the car: what now?

Update: Charles at LGF has a chilling prospect — Hillary as Vice President… for McCain. Knowing McCain’s penchant for “reaching across the aisle” this isn’t as far-fetched as it may sound.

McCain: I Will Win in January

Uh, Senator McCain, the old “tell ’em the wrong date to vote on” trick is supposed to be played on the opposing candidate’s voters, not your own:

Between McCain’s goofs and Obama’s gaffes, I think what we’re seeing is a couple of guys who are auditioning to play the part of Bluto in a remake of Animal House:

“Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!”