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May 27, 2009

It can always be worse

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May 23, 2009

Weekend giggle: Pussy hysteria

The RNC uses images and audio from 1964's Goldfinger, where not only Bond but the CIA gets to play, to tweak Liar Pelosi and Hapless Gibbs. For a brief 3 seconds (at .40) SanFranGran is shown side-by-side with Bond villainess, Pussy Galore, and all kerfuffle breaks loose.

The RNC video, which begins with the speaker’s head in the iconic spy-series gun sight, implies that Pelosi has used her feminine wiles to dodge the truth about whether or not she was briefed by the CIA on the use of waterboarding in 2002. While the P-word is never mentioned directly, in one section the speaker appears in a split screen alongside the Bond nemesis – and the video’s tagline is “Democrats Galore.”

The wisdom of equating the first woman speaker of the House with a character whose first name also happens to be among the most vulgar terms for a part of the female anatomy might be debated – if the RNC were willing to do so, which it was not. An RNC spokesperson refused repeated requests by POLITICO to explain the point of the video, or the intended connection between Pelosi and Galore.

But what isn’t open to debate is that the waterboarding conflict has been accompanied by a cascade of attacks on the speaker, not as a leader or a legislator, but as a woman.

First off, we can probably question why little Ms. Andie's editorial is listed in the "news" section of Politico. Secondly, we can then wonder where Ms. Andie was when Her Lord and Savior Obama was (using her metric of OUTRAGE over teh sexism) much less subtle in calling Sarah Palin a pig and flipping the bird to Hillary Clinton.

Taylor Marsh hyperventilates

That a woman, let alone Speaker of the House, should never be hinted to in any public way through the use of “Pussy” insinuations should be obvious.
OMG!!! Never, ever, ever, ever show any [Left Authentic] female with one of these!!! OMG!!! ELEVENTY!!1!!! Somebody (like Taylor) might have to reinterpret it to mean Awful Things that Prove Non-Leftists Are Evil.

Taylor leads off her little hissy fit with this gem

At the end it says “Democrats Galore.” Imposed with a naked woman behind the tag line.

Uh, if Taylor thinks that showing, from the back, a picture of a woman's shoulders, including clothing straps, constitutes teh nekkid I have a lot of questions for her.

But she is refusing comments.

Maybe Taylor and Andie should have coffee (but only if Andie wears a burka so as not to offend Taylor with her nekkidness).

Posted by Darleen at 12:15 PM | Comments (6)

May 18, 2009

Fun from Norway

Eurovision 2009

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May 16, 2009

French Toast

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Oh my, looks like some Inconvenient Data might get in the way of "settled science".

These 3,000 yellow sentinels -- about the size and shape of a large fencepost -- free-float the world's oceans, season in and season out, surfacing between 30 and 40 times a year, disgorging their findings, then submerging again for another fact-finding voyage. [...]

When they were first deployed in 2003, the Argos were hailed for their ability to collect information on ocean conditions more precisely, at more places and greater depths and in more conditions than ever before.

No longer would scientists have to rely on measurements mostly at the surface from older scientific buoys or inconsistent shipboard monitors.

So why are some scientists now beginning to question the buoys' findings? Because in five years the little blighters have failed to detect any global warming. They are not reinforcing the scientific orthodoxy of the day, namely that man is causing the planet to warm dangerously. They are not proving the predetermined conclusions of their human masters. Therefore they, and not their masters' hypotheses, must be wrong.

In fact, "there has been a very slight cooling," according to a U.S. National Public Radio (NPR) interview with Josh Willis at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a scientist who keeps close watch on the Argo findings.

Real scientists are not afraid of data, even if such data means scrapping old models and theories and building anew.

But Anthropogenic Global Warming Climate Change has never been solely (or even primarily) about the science. It is about a political power grab; an excuse to institute a statist, anti-free market and anti-individual rights political structure that micro-manages people's lives and choices.

The Goracle will, no doubt, be soon be denouncing this 3,000 bouys as a right-wing, running dog capitalist, neoconzionist conspiracy keeping him from being Climate Emperor.

(h/t Dan Collins at Protein Wisdom)

Posted by Darleen at 09:47 AM | Comments (4)

May 13, 2009

CPR, stat

via Conservatives for Patients Rights the key statement on what ObamaCare promises comes at 1:23

I think there's definitely a sort of feeling that there's only so much money in the pot, let's not waste it on people who are going to die anyway

Oh, that won't happen here? Well then you are not paying attention to the Senate hearings where one Professor Stuart Altman pretty well laid the ration cards on the table

People are using technologies that really don't work at all or keep people alive for very limited or very high costs, hospice is one option, but we do need to take account of the costs, ya know, I hate to say it, the cost benefits of some of the things we do.
As Hugh Hewitt remarks
this is a message to older Americans that they are the target of health care "reform," and that they are going to find themselves the first to run into rationing. Mortuaries should be gearing up for the transition to ObamaCare because the life expectancy of the elderly is going to take a sudden turn for the worse under any cost-benefit analysis of treatment of older Americans.
Medicare is already broken, paying out more then they take in from payroll taxes ... and Obama's answer? Medicare for ALL!!!

What we are getting is HillaryCare's pink pantsuit, retailored and dyed to Obama's specifications and trotted out as something NEW! IMPROVED! CHANGIEHOPEYTUDENESS!!

We either reject delivery of these toxic goods or we prepare to kill off "unworthy" Americans (seniors, disabled, premies) in order to meet the bottom line.

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May 12, 2009

Hand it over

And if you get to the age where you aren't doing your part to "contribute" to Obama's coffers, please just go die, because under his nationalized rationed medical care, it's not like you'll get to see a doctor or the inside of a hospital anyways.


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May 11, 2009

The American Trinity

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May 09, 2009

Somewhere H. L. Mencken is laughing

LtoR, Rahm Emanuel, Chris Dodd, Barney Frank, Harry Reid, Michelle Obama, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Tim Geitner

Posted by Darleen at 12:20 PM | Comments (2)