Good News: Elena Kagan Being Forced to Recuse Herself From a Boatload of Cases

A left-wing activist judge being forced to recuse herself from almost half of the cases in front of the Supreme Court so far can mean nothing but good news for America:

Elena Kagan begins hearing cases as the Supreme Court’s 112th justice Monday morning. But anyone who wants to see her in action needs to be sharp.

Kagan will hear the first case argued before the court, then slip quietly through the burgundy velvet curtains behind the bench. She’ll be out of the action in all three cases : Tuesday. Her chair will be empty when the court returns next Tuesday and she’ll put in a half-day the next day.

Kagan’s old job as solicitor general – the “10th justice” – is initially making it hard to do her new job as the ninth justice.

Kagan, 50, has recused herself from 25 of the 51 cases the court has accepted so far this term, all as a result of her 14-month tenure as solicitor general, the government’s chief legal representative in the Supreme Court and the nation’s lower appellate courts.

Kagan plans to use her extra free time to play the title role in “The Nathan Lane Story” on Broadway.

Anything that keeps her off the bench is fine with me.

The FLOTUS Curse Takes Down Another Fashion Designer

Word of warning: If you’re a fashion designer, as tempting as it might be to have a member of the First Family wear your design, you might want to fight off that temptation.

Michelle Obama has put down a second fashion designer:

Kai Milla’s eponymous clothing line has shut down, and the cash-strapped business has failed to pay vendors for months, sources claim.

Milla, wife of Stevie Wonder, founded the women’s contemporary line in 2005 and received acclaim from the fashion press, including a spread in Harper’s Bazaar and an appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”

Milla’s height of popularity came after First Lady Michelle Obama wore a green silk sleeveless dress by the designer in February 2009, when Wonder was awarded a Gershwin Prize from the Library of Congress and gave a performance at the White House.

I’m assuming that Stevie Wonder has plenty of money, but heaven forbid wealthy Obama fans break party ranks and demonstrate that it is possible to pay your own debts.

FLOTUS used to wear dresses made by her favorite Chicago designer, Maria Pinto — until she went out of business this spring.

The Obama curse on business isn’t apparently isolated to the president himself.

‘One Nation Unionizing Together’ Rally Attendee Has Firm Grip on Constitutional Law — Update: Trashapalooza

Today’s “One Nation” rally in DC will leave the left with one disappointment they’ll never admit: Even the Associated Press is reporting that attendance was far less than Glenn Beck’s gathering in late August.

That said, thousands were there. It’s heartwarming to see how much patriotism 2,000 free buses, union marching orders and an insatiable desire to further legalize the stealing of the fruits of somebody else’s labor can muster.

Amanda Carpenter was on-scene and took this picture:

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Yep, Fox News is not only a right-wing propaganda arm, but now it’s unconstitutional. This will come as a surprise to anybody who has actually read the constitution, but not to the majority of union puppets and Marxist progressive moonbats in attendance.

I’m sure there will be even more interesting pictures trickling in as the day goes on. I was watching for a while on C-SPAN’s website and saw somebody carrying a large American flag on a long pole, and the flag was being flown upside-down. That person must work for Obama’s office of protocol.

I watched C-SPAN’s coverage of Big Laborfest 2010 as long as I could stand, giving up after I heard Harry Belafonte say there were only 50 members of Al Qaeda. Belafonte, if you recall, is the Castro/Chavez hugging singer who made his bones entertaining crowds of mostly white people but who nevertheless referred to any blacks who worked for George W. Bush as “uncle Toms.”

Rest assured, if I can find video of this, I’ll post it quickly.

Update:

By way of HAP, here’s some of today’s aftermath:

Compare that to the Mall after Beck’s rally — and keep in mind the crowd size was from most reports quadrupled that of today’s big-labor rally — and probably way more:

Then of course there’s the “gold standard” for public littering on the Mall, which was Obama’s inauguration, where a million people gathered to celebrate the coronation of the man who was going to clean up this planet:

Doug Ross has lots more here.

Update II: The photo here was taken after the rally in front of the monument honoring the president the Obamaniacs claim to have the utmost respect for — aside from Obama of course.

Global Warming Causes Al Gore to Drone on Endlessly During Heckling

Drudge has a link up to the video below featuring ultra-capitalist enviro-hypocrite Al Gore campaigning for Democrat Kendrick Meek in the Florida Senate race.

Listen to how the robotronic Gore drones on endlessly and repeatedly without pause like the loudspeaker at a re-education camp while a few protesters call him a fraud:

Al can rest easy, because at least Osama Bin Laden agrees with him.

Here’s a very short quiz: At the Kendrick Meek rally featuring Al Gore, how many times were “President Obama” or “health care” mentioned from the stage? A grand total of zero.

But they did long for the past quite a bit:

Representative Kendrick Meek, the Democratic candidate for the United States Senate in the November 2nd mid-terms, also neglected to let Mr Obama’s name pass his lips during an appearance with the former vice-president in a union hall.

Instead, the black congressman lauded “President Gore” – a reference to the 2000 election, when hanging chads in Florida and the US Supreme Court cost the Democrat the White House.
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In Tampa, neither Mr Gore nor Mr Meek made direct reference to Mr Obama’s historic health care legislation, his proudest achievement, or the financial bailout. Both measures are unpopular with all but hardcore Democratic supporters.
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Introducing Mr Gore, Mr Meek said to whoops that he knew many would be saying: “I am here to see President Al Gore.”
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“I was thinking that if we could get Clinton back in and Gore back in we might do something in this country,” said Robert Henry, 62 a retired soldier. His wife Susan, 59, said that Obama was unlucky because he “got handed an absolute train wreck” while Gore “reminds us of good times, of prosperity and peace”.

For “progressives” they do a lot of looking backward and even fantasizing about things that never came to pass, don’t they?

Here’s my favorite part of the story:

He was clearly popular in the hall, though when he referred to “giving in to wealthy corporate special interests”, a heckler shouted: “Like you!”

The Times They Are A-Changin’

Blowing off a photo op with Barack Obama falls into the sacrilege category, doesn’t it? It used to at least, but the times, they are a-changin’ according to an interview with Obama in this month’s Rolling Stone:

Dylan, 69, was “sceptical” about performing his protest song “The Times They Are A-Changin” to the assembled dignitaries at February’s event. And while most musicians who perform for the most powerful man in the world ask for a “meet and greet” during their visit, Mr Obama told Rolling Stone magazine that Dylan refused to even speak with him. “He wouldn’t come to the rehearsal; usually, all these guys are practising before the set in the evening. He didn’t want to take a picture with me; usually all the talent is dying to take a picture with me and Michelle before the show, but he didn’t show up to that.”

After performing, it was the same story. “He finishes the song, steps off the stage – I’m sitting right in the front row – comes up, shakes my hand, sort of tips his head, gives me just a little grin and then leaves. And that was it. He left. That was our only interaction with him.”

Mr Obama nonetheless described the experience as “a real treat,” adding: “That’s how you want Bob Dylan, right? You don’t want him to be all cheesin’ and grinnin’ with you. You want him to be a little sceptical about the whole enterprise.”

How come when Bob Dylan’s skeptical about the whole enterprise he’s cool, but when the Tea Party is skeptical about the whole enterprise they’re misguided, wrong, hateful and racist peckerwoods who want kids and old people to die without health care?

“Usually the talent is dying to take a picture with me.” Obama makes Bill Clinton look like a beacon of humility.

New Message Reportedly From Bin Laden Urges Muslim Stimulus Plan, Battle Against Climate Change

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How do you say “Re-investment & Recovery Act” in Pashto?

(CNN) — A message purportedly from al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is urging Muslims to tackle famine, flood relief, and clean water — stark problems plaguing parts of the Islamic world.

The message, which appeared on jihadist forums Friday, strongly urged Muslims to help Muslims by investing in infrastructure projects and developing awareness programs, such as how to deal with issues like water pollution.

The speaker started the message by wishing the Muslim world a happy Ramadan, which fell between early August and early September, and he also focused on the floods in Pakistan.

The speech, entitled, “Pauses with the Method of Relief Work,” came in an 11 minute, 39 second video produced by al-Qaeda’s media arm, as-Sahab.

CNN could not verify the authenticity of the message.

Up to now, the only thing known as a “green job” in Pakistan belonged to the guy charged with washing Bin Laden’s underwear every other Ramadan.

Bin Laden’s also all about tackling global warming now:

“The number of victims caused by climate change is very big … bigger than the victims of wars.”

Osama Bin Laden and Al Gore can now stand as one! And don’t tell me this doesn’t put Obama’s wacko science czar John Holdren in a state of visibal arousal.

By the way, the U.N. was so moved by the new alleged Bin Laden tape that they dispatched an envoy to offer Bin Laden a job.

Jimmy Carter Subjected to Further Indignity After Hospital Release

You’d think it would be hard enough on an ex-president’s emotional state to be hospitalized with a sick stomach, let alone to be released only to end up at a huge airport named after the man who swept you out of the White House like peanut shells from the floor of a Plains bar at closing time:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter has landed in Washington after spending two nights in an Ohio hospital, where doctors said a viral infection likely gave him stomach problems.

Carter, wearing a dark blazer, walked down the steps of a private jet Thursday at Reagan National Airport, stepped into an SUV and drove away.

Jimmy’s ego is intact, however, because the most superior ex-president alive (just ask him) also has his own airport in Georgia (featuring non-stop, all-you-can-appease service to Atlanta, Savannah, Damascus and Gaza).