Saturday, August 29, 2009
(Image taken from a Winter Gala at Lincoln Center)
Weekends tend to be a slow news day even for conservative commentators.
Rightwing news has compiled an "Ann Coulter's Greatest Hits" last month which I just came across.
I haven't read any of her books, so this is a good place to start reading in small doses:
Friday, August 28, 2009
Apparently CIA torturers didn't get the memo that interrogation rooms are suppose to be smoke-free environments.
Blowing cigar smoke into detainees' faces is now on the Obamalist of "crimes against terrorists":
Comrade Karla's comments:
Those fiends! Next we'll find out the CIA was feeding them saturated fats!!!!
"Tell us what we want to know, or you will have to eat this entire package of twinkies!"
This wouldn't work on me. But if you gave me a box of Ding-Dongs then I'd be happy to tell you everything I know...
Shortly after the Obamas jetted to Martha's Vineyard word got out on what the spending surge in Obamatitlements will cost: $9 Trillion.
A couple days ago Comrade Karla forwarded this "news" item on a color-coded warning system we all could use:
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monica Crowley commented on a FOX news show that Obama campaigned as a moderate. In every case since his inauguration, his radical roots have shown through the dye-job.
As Mark Steyn said in columns back, attempting to prosecute CIA interrogators is a step toward criminalizing politics--something banana republics do after every election or coup.
Here's the latest:
I asked my on-line friends if Obama was now going to appoint an "Interrogation Czar."
Here's some of the message traffic regarding this new tidbit:
Yes, we're going to "move on" and "go forward" and not "dwell on the past." Well, that only applies if you don't have a bunch of half-baked leftards in charge of the government. I fully expect stupidity on the scale of what happened in the 70s on this one, provided these morons manage to hold on to a majority in Congress or even the presidency.
Another friend put an historical spin on this:
Think the roman empire, the emperors had their own private army, [ praetorian guard ] spy system [ frumentarii ] and secret courts. These were personal instruments of the emperors to control the senatorial, and equities classes. Obama seems to have created his own separate governmental apparatus. Personal and powerful, while secret government, that is politically reliable to himself. he still may want his 250k man " armed as well as the military " civilian defense corps.
While another asked a very good question:
Is this all a ploy to distract America from the Health Care Issue? I wonder. First Obama says he wants to move ahead and not worry about this and now it's all brought back into the lime light. Or am I mistaken in thinking that it feel by the wayside?
I hate being a conspiracy theorist, but I have a hard time thinking of another good reason why we should be bring all this back up.
Meanwhile, Michelle Malkin isn't shedding any tears over the CIA threatening Khalid Sheik Mohammed's family:
Nor am I.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Maybe so but they resonate very well among nearly 50% of Americans, especially among seniors who feel what care they have access to now will shrivel up.
Several days ago The Wall Street Journal posted a very even-handed article on what's wrong with "Obamacare" as it's come to be called:
(I found the article link yesterday on Laura Ingram's website).
Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, the only known suspect in the bombing of Pan Am Flight-103, was released and flown back to Libya on the grounds he was suffering from terminal prostate cancer.
Friday, August 14, 2009
The diets listed below all promise rapid weight loss. The only problem is--they don't work. Yet dieters perpetuate many of the beliefs listed in this "myth busting" article:
In response to the White House's attempt to collect "fishy" e-mails for their "Ministry of Truth" at:
I'm starting a new section dedicated to informing readers of such breaches of our 1st Amendment by the Hopeychange Machine.
Welcome to the "Fishy Market!"
Several days ago FOX News ran one of the early stories regarding this story that won't conveniently go away for the White House:
If ratting-out fellow Americans isn't enough for some folks, Mark Steyn suggests other "websites" people can go to:
Sunday, August 9, 2009
The Roman Empire plunged into another civil war in 69 AD, known as the Year of the Four Emperors. Emerging as the last emperor standing, Vespasian ruled for 10 years:
While not much is actually known about Vespasian's rule, he plays a prominent role in the "Eagle Series," by Simon Scarrow. These books are string of 9 historical novels set in ancient Rome:
In this series Vespasian hasn't reached imperial divinity yet and is merely the legate, or commander of the Second Legion. The main protagonists are two Roman soldiers, Marco and Cato. They make something of a Mutt & Jeff pair--or is it Mutius & Jeffius? Marco's an illiterate tough-as-nails centurion, while Cato's an educated and cultured former imperial household slave. Together they make a formidable pair.
So far I've read the first four books and look forward to discovering what further misadventures await Marco & Cato.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
A couple of Russian attack subs have been cruising in or around US waters. True this is nothing like the bumper-car games US and Soviet subs played during the Cold War. However, US-Russian relations has been on shaky ground lately.
So is this the harbinger of the "Cool War"?
The full story so far on FOX News:http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,537077,00.html
Meanwhile in other Neo-Cold War news, the two American journalists pictured above, have been pardoned by North Korea's Dear Leader Kim Jong Il and are now back home.
But the People's Democratic Republic of North Korea didn't cough-up these young ladies because the were won over by Bill Clinton's bedroom eyes.
It appears there was more to this release than a simple chat between a philandering former US president and a worn-out, party-boy president-for-life.
But we knew already knew that didn't we?
The first layer of this Prisoners-For-Nuke-Talks onion gets peeled:
I'm sure there'll be more smelly layers revealed later.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Maybe Hillary put him up to taking this trip.
Seriously, former president Bill Clinton is now in North Korea attempting to negotiate the release of two female journalists:
Several young ladies I know were cheerleaders back in high school. I don't remember any of them being tossed around like rag dolls as pictured above.
And a good thing too.
According to the US Consumer Products Safety Commission and the National Children's Hospital, cheerleading was the leading cause of spinal cord injuries among athletes:
The only high school sport I participated in was track & field. However, I was always disappointed that the javelin throw was never included in our track meets. Which was just as well since the Safety Commission's report indicated that running; along with basketball, football, volleyball, soccer and gymnastics was dangerous enough without wielding sharp implements.
Besides, the New York State School Board probably feared that arming teenage boys from opposing teams with pointy sticks was a disaster, or worse--lawsuit--waiting to happen.