Class Warfare

Rich White Woman Marries Rich White Man In Historic Wedding

UPDATED: Sorry fellas, this one’s taken.

You had your chance.

News Or Not News?

Dog bites man? Not news.

Man bites dog? News.

Dog marries dog? Cute local filler story.

Dog marries man? Historic world news (via Newsbusters):

It’s “royal.” It’s of “historic proportions.”  It’s Chelsea Clinton’s wedding, and CBS apologizes for letting actual news get in the way of its breathless coverage.

Anchoring the coverage in Rhinebeck, Early Show weekend co-host Erica Hill, after referring to the event as “America’s royal wedding,” threw it back to a remorseful Chris Wragge in the studio, who promised to get back to Erica in “just a couple of minutes” after a couple of news items “we have to address.” When she got the ball back, Hill described the wedding as being of “historic proportions.”

Government work really does pay well for two lifelong civil servants to afford a $5,000,000 wedding.  But should she wear an off-white collar from Oscar de la Renta?

So much for all that “Two Americas” talk that was so popular with our class warring brethren.  How many Gulf Coast fishermen could that feed?  How many poor, despondent 9/11 first responders?  Or more appropriately for Frau Clinton, how many pets from a Sarah McLachlan ASPCA animal cruelty commercial could it save from the merciful death panels we all will enjoy soon enough?

After all, hetero marriage is just modern slavery.  Wonderfully ornate and consensual slavery blessed by Vera Wang herself.

Our bosoms swell with pride that in a time of record unemployment, a collapsing economy, two wars and a DMZ on our southern border that a rich white woman and a rich white man can show us that the world can still be full of beauty if you have stolen enough money from the taxpayers to insulate yourself from it.

How does this escape the narrative?  Apparently, the Clinton/Mezvinsky arrangement is supposed to create a genetically enhanced Super Kleptocrat capable of not knowing the definition of the word “is” in addition to being a “bipolar, one man crime wave”:

Edward Mezvinsky’s son, Marc, is engaged to Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former U.S President Bill Clinton and current U.S. Secretary of State and former U.S Senator from New York Hillary Rodham Clinton.[3]

Criminal activities

Mezvinsky was involved in a series of business transactions that ultimately led to his downfall. Prosecutors later would call him a one-man crime wave.[1] In 2000, after examining his business deals since 1980, prosecutors said that they uncovered elements of fraud in nearly every one.[1]

In March 2001, Mezvinsky was indicted and later pleaded guilty to 31 of 69 charges of bank fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud.[4] Nearly $10 million was involved in the crimes. Shortly after his indictment, he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but the judge at his trial disallowed a mental illness defense.[1] Mezvinsky was released from federal prison on April 11, 2008.[5]

It’s a match made in a federal penitentiary.   Pre-natal care is a must for their first child.  Especially if your gestation period is 9 months at 30% and time off for good behavior and your pediatrician doubles as your parole officer.

Socialism Is As American As Mother Jones, Softball, And Redistributing The Pie

It's Pat! The Outrageously Funny Supreme Court Nomination!

It says a lot about the national media when Red State has to be the first one get their hands on a Supreme Court nominee’s college thesis because they refuse to do even the most cursory due diligence.  They just don’t want you to know and will only cover it if forced because you’re, like, totally making a big deal out of it for no reason.

Kagan is a Socialist.  A big one.  Just like the guy who nominated her though we can’t compare his college records because he ran for President, lied his way to victory, ruined the country in 14 months and the media has still decided not to investigate whether or not he was a C- student.  After all, how can he be???  He’s the smartest guy, most handsomest guy Marc Ambinder or Steve Benen ever rubbed their Viagra boners together over.

While Sully watched.  Sorry, kiddo.  But you’re a drain on our resources.  Luckily, we were easily able to adapt that “fat kid” monitoring program to AIDS patients.

/death panel

But say what you will about Kagan’s physical appearance, her ambiguous “It’s Pat” persona, or whether or not she looks more like a chunky Bob Costas than Dick Morris in a pantsuit but what you cannot argue is that she doesn’t know her Socialism.

She does.  To a fetishistic degree.

The Resolution?  There’s “Hope” and “Change” in those Hammers & Sickles:

Through its own internal feuding, then, the Socialist Party exhausted itself forever and further reduced labor radicalism in New York to the position of marginality and insignificance from which it has never recovered. (ed. – boohoo!)  The story is a sad but also chastening one for those who, more than half a century after socialism’s decline, still wish to change America.

There’s that word again.  But just what is it that Kagan wants to “change” America into?  Early on she spoke of “the Bolshevik seizure of power holding a romantic allure” for her kind.

Radicals have often succumbed to the devastating bane of sectarianism; it is easier, after all, to fight one’s fellows than it is to battle an entrenched and powerful foe.  Yet if the history of Local New York shows anything, it is that American radicals cannot afford to become their own worst enemies.  In unity lies their only hope.

“In unity lies their hope.”  The “lies” part I believe.

In other words, the “Workers of the world unite!” for the everybody gets a medal generation.

Their “hope” is the subjugation of liberty and individualism to the state.  Their “change” is to lower the standard of living for all benighted plebe Americans, previously unaware of the class struggle, save those few noble Harvard/Yale souls called to rule them.  After all, who could be more in touch with the common man or woman than people who paid $50k a year to go to college for six to ten years in hopes of getting a government job?

Such an undertaking has been attempted many times before and always with the same result.  It requires the breaking of a few bourgeoisie eggs to make the omelet of Stalinism.  If by “breaking” you mean killing and by “eggs” you mean people.

Such starry-eyed idealists can never allow a few misguided constitutionalists to stand in the way of the eternal struggle for Government over Individual inequality.

First Lady Commencement Speech: Segregation Now. Segregation Forever!

Plessy vs. Ferguson never got such good press!

“Diversity”  had its biggest setback since the last time this weekend when The Woman With The Biggest Chip On Her Shoulder gave a commencement speech to a bunch of neo-segregationists:

Michelle Obama told graduates Saturday to prepare to overcome adversity, building on Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1958 commencement address at the same university, when he told students to summon their courage to fight segregation.

The first lady gave an impassioned speech to 270 graduates of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff that referenced the legacy of their historically black school, which opened in 1873 with seven students, most of whom could barely read.

“Let’s just imagine how those seven students would feel if they could see you here today,” Obama told a packed downtown arena.

Imagine seven black students in 1873 cheering that their descendants would still be separated from learning with children of others races in the year 2010.  By choice.   In 1873, seven students could barely read.  In 2010, they can barely comprehend.  Your chocolate’s not going anywhere near my peanut butter!

If Martin Luther King Jr. “told students to summon their courage to fight segregation”, what measure of success is it that the President, his bitter half and a cottage industry of grievance colleges encourage drinking at a separate but equal educational water fountain?

People in the audience said they hope her appearance draws more attention to historically black colleges.

Promoting and underwriting a racially segregationist public education is banned by the Constitution and is downright un-American.  It’s too bad that Mrs. Obama’s commencement speech is more akin to the Bull Connor than to Brown vs. the Board of Education.

This Is What The Tyranny Of The Majority Looks Like – 50.3%

If Democrats only pass this monstrosity through the House with 219 votes, they will have socialized 1/6 of our economy on the thinnest of majorities.

Even with an open invitation to bribery, they couldn’t muster 1% above the bare minimum to support the bill that they wrote.

How pathetic.

Welcome to the perpetual unemployment line, America.  You voted for it.

50.3% practicing Don’t-Look-Down Obamanomics.

While Treasuries backed by the full faith and credit of the government typically yield less than corporate debt, the relationship has flipped as Moody’s Investors Service predicts the U.S. will spend more on debt service as a percentage of revenue this year than any other top-rated country except the U.K. America will use about 7 percent of taxes for debt payments in 2010 and almost 11 percent in 2013, moving “substantially” closer to losing its AAA rating, Moody’s said last week.

That is absurd.  11% to debt service.  But what’s it all mean, Basil???

Imagine Uncle Sam taking his beat up jalopy to TitleMax and cashing his check at the liquor store.

It means -  How many more “unexpected” jobs reports do you think you’re going to see before you learn to expect high unemployment?  Even Administration Lackey Gheitner admitted as much.  That was before this bill. This bill is a death sentence for small businesses looking to hire.

Hell Is The New Heaven

Lucifer got a new head librarian today and he’s already gotten to work re-writing The Bible as the tale of a struggling, working class imp denied a living wage and cast out of eternally subsidized housing by a Zionist slavedriver buttressed by embellished, anonymous and unsubstantiated accounts (narrated by Matt Damon):

Howard Zinn, the Boston University historian and political activist who was an early opponent of US involvement in Vietnam and whose books, such as “A People’s History of the United States,” inspired young and old to rethink the way textbooks present the American experience, died today in Santa Monica, Calif, where he was traveling. He was 87.

More empirical data that the good die young.

“Howard was an old and very close friend,” Chomsky said. “He was a person of real courage and integrity, warmth and humor. He was just a remarkable person.”

Despite Chomsky losing the un-American Simon to his traitorous Garfunkel, we can only hope that he will soon join him in blowing Cerberus for a few licks from his dog bowl while getting the hot poker to an endless replay of “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover”.

But it won’t all be fun and games.  As punishment for overflowing Hell’s antiquated sewage system with his bullshit, the Dark Lord then sentences Zinn to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” for all eternity in front of a waving American flag and a burning Soviet one with no reprieve – save a glass of water with a twist of lemon and a loaded shotgun.

Coming Back From the Brink

Thanks to the gubmint takeover of the auto industry, the insurance industry and the banks – I was reassured to hear last night during the speech that we “turned away from the brink”. Turning away from the brink evidently doesn’t mean that we should stop having the gubmint takeover the healthcare industry though.

But what if…

U.S. mortgage foreclosure filings in August hovered near July’s record high despite broad efforts to keep borrowers in their homes and will probably rise for another year, according to a report released on Thursday.

Filings — including notices of default, auction and bank repossession — dipped 1 percent last month from July’s all-time high and were up 18 percent in August from the same month a year earlier, real estate data firm RealtyTrac said.

Ruh-roh. That would be the hyperpartisan, rightwing RealtyTrac calling Obama a liar for which they should promptly apologize and be censured for insulting the office of the Presidency.

“We had been thinking that this year would be the peak, but at the rate things are going right now, it’s appearing more likely that late 2010 might be the peak year before things start to moderate,” Sharga said.

You think you’ve turned the corner when the worst is yet to come. Wait for those state unemployment benefits to run out at the end of this year with our wonderful new and improved Jobless Recovery ™.

You can’t own a home without a job.

The Passion of the Eco-Christ

In the new Queen Zsa Zsa version of The Bible (Simon & Schuster), being written while we wait, today is a beautiful day for us to be alive – spiritual peasants though we are – for in 3 days time.  He will Rise again.  And we will see His Brilliance and laugh at our foolishness for trying to tame His Spirit:

Thank you, Glenn Beck. By helping force the resignation of Van Jones, you have done a great service to your country. But in the exact opposite way than what you intended.

Your vile and vicious smear campaign has helped reverse one of the worst examples of miscasting since John Wayne took on the role of Genghis Khan in The Conqueror.

Strike me down and I will become more powerful than you can imagine.

Actually Zsa Zsa, dear, the worst miscasting was you playing the title role of “Wife” in the soap opera known as The Wedding of Arianna and Michael Huffington.

Contrary to the media caricature, the real Van Jones is a thoughtful leader who knows how to use words to move people to action. To stick him behind a desk, working out the details of tax credits for green jobs — incredibly important though the job is — was never the best use of his unique and abundant skills.

What a coincidence.  I feel exactly the same way about one Barry Hussein Carter-Obonga.  He would really be better suited giving marching orders than leading a democracy.  Democracy’s are messy.  And if I am to believe what the Vice President  of the Hair Club for Men says, he’s also a rather clean fellow.

I’ve watched him hold an audience spellbound at a wide range of events — from progressive gatherings to the World Economic Forum.

Which is like running the gamut from A, all the way to B.

And I’ve never failed to be impressed by Van. He is a remarkable man. One of the things I’ve always found so impressive about him — and something completely lost in the partisan mudslinging — is his ability to build coalitions and create unlikely alliances. In pursuit of a clean energy future for America, Van has successfully brought together urban youth with clean-tech entrepreneurs, labor leaders with business leaders, civil rights activists with environmentalists.

Foxes and henhouses.  Matches with gas.  Xanax with Ex-lax.

I wrote about how the staid and anything-but-radical heads of the World Economic Forum had invited him to their conference and honored him as a “Global Leader for Tomorrow.” Jones had been protesting the World Trade Organization in Seattle and the International Monetary Fund in Washington. But that didn’t keep him from exchanging ideas with the rich and powerful at the Forum, or from keeping an open mind.

“The people I’ve met here,” Van told me at the time, “are much more thoughtful, complex, and concerned about social issues than either the left or the media portray them to be.”

And I’m sure no small honorarium to a mutually beneficial foundation couldn’t help grease the wheels to understanding how much  more thoughtful, complex and for a negotiated rate concerned that the “rich and powerful” can be.  This is a global shakedown racket.

Isn’t it time we acknowledge that no human being with any passion and deeply held beliefs ever emerged flawless into the world? And that if every mistake, misstep, boneheaded decision, or error in judgment becomes an automatic disqualifier for public service, then we’re going to be left with a political landscape filled with nothing but wrinkle-free, foible-free, passionless automatons who have never made a mistake because they never took the risk of having an original thought.

Who hasn’t made a rap LP with one of our nation’s most notorious copkillers?  These kinds of “foibles” do just happen.  Admitting on video that you’re using the pretext of “environmentalism” as a means to transfer wealth and overthrow the capitalist system in stages to fight whitey as he’s poisoning the black community….oh well.

Who can’t appreciate that level of candor?   *sniff* At least he’s not dead inside like the rest of you. *sob*
(hurls third glass of Chardonnay against the wall)

Glenn Beck has taken Van out of his in-the-shadows position and thrust him into the spotlight. I told Van after his resignation that I hope he will take the extra attention and energy Beck created for him and, like a jujitsu black belt, turn the blow into an opening, an opportunity to transform the negative attack into something positive for himself and for the country.

Kind of like a woman who was taking her gay pretend Republican husband to the cleaners and parlayed that personal celebrity wreckage into one of the highest ranked leftwing websites today.

Never miss an opportunity to exploit a crisis.

The lecture tour awaits.  Now get back out there and start saying all the crazy stuff that got you just apologized for.

Enthusiastic ObamaCare Agents Get Started

I question the timing.  And by that, I mean they were probably supposed to wait for the President to give a historic speech to soften the public up for what is to come:

Three people posed as insurance agents hawking President Obama’s health-care reform plan to gain entry to a Long Island home, where they pistol-whipped, shot and robbed two women and a man, authorities said.

Prosecutors said Thompson and Taylor approached a home on Virginia Avenue at around noon Friday, and then began to talk about Obama’s policies, while Jackson pushed into the door seeking cash.

Taylor allegedly pistol-whipped one woman, and Thompson shot another in the foot as Jackson led the man upstairs to retrieve some cash.

“When he didn’t get enough money, he shot the man twice in the neck, once in the back, and once in the chest,” said a Suffolk County prosecutor at the men’s arraignment.

Left-wing Spin Machine Powers Activate!

Under Obamacare, those people shot will now have access to free healthcare.  They should be thanking their Obamacare representatives for being so proactive in helping them to understand the urgent need for change that The American People voted for in November.

/We need a Beer Summit to solve this misunderstanding!

Piledriving Peggy Noonan

Stuart Schwartz at the American Thinker has penned a scathing takedown of Peggy Noonan’s obsession with Sarah Palin. It is absolutely brilliant.

It’s brilliant because it’s beautifully written and spot on, but it is also brilliant because it nails the liberal country-club leadership of the GOP in the process. Noonan is one of the standard-bearers of the elitist, liberal, big-spending Republican party – the anti-Jim Demint, if you will. It cannot be denied, Peggy is skullcrushingly jealous of Sarah Palin, and simply can’t tolerate us rubes in flyover country, period.

You’re Peggy Noonan and you’re jealous. But it’s not the normal kind of jealous, the kind reserved for girlfriends who can squeeze into size 2 jeans. No, it’s the kind of jealous that hurts, that grabs your gut and twists, that has you howling with rage into your pillow in the middle of the night, screaming “It’s not fair” like a two-year-old denied another piece of cake. It is Sarah Palin jealous…and it is consuming you.

And, what’s worse, everyone continues to talk about her. You’ve tried everything, using your mainstream media platforms, your Wall Street Journal columns, and powerful friends — so many of them — to savage her, to give her a rhetorical beating so fierce that it would bring a smile to the face of Vince McMahon — if you knew who he is, and if you had ever watched a WWE wrestling match, which he heads. “She is a complete elite confection. She might as well have been a bonbon,” you wrote, your $300 manicured fingers shaking on the keyboard.

Can’t you just visualize Peggy sitting down at her Mac laptop, sipping an $8 Starbucks latte, eyes filled with rage and disbelief that someone left the servants’ door open, allowing this weapon-wielding guttersnipe into the comfy, elitist confines of the GOP?

You’re Peggy Noonan and you’re jealous. You don’t understand it. Sure, maybe she has accomplished a few things (like the $26 billion dollar natural gas pipeline deal, restructuring Alaskan government, and taking an ice pick to corrupt politicians). But she has no style, no pizzazz — she just does stuff. But so do you — and you can’t understand why you don’t get the same adoration. After all, didn’t you go before the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission and not just protest, but elegantly protest — so said The New York Times — a 16-story tower a developer wanted to build in your ritzy Upper East Side Manhattan neighborhood? Sarah Palin wouldn’t have done that; she’s not brilliant enough to understand preservation. She probably would have looked at the jobs the construction would create and given it a déclassé “Hell yeah!”

You’re Peggy Noonan and you’re jealous. Your “beyond the mundane” co-founders — “buds” as the Sarah Palin types so crassly put it-for your new venture are the essence of your kind of middle America: they include “60 Minutes” reporter Lesley Stahl; actresses Candice Bergen (actress, Democratic and Planned Parenthood spokesperson), Whoopi Goldberg (dropped by advertisers after a nasty Bush joke at a Democratic fundraiser and then hired by The View, a Barbara Walters talk show on ABC ), and Marlo Thomas (a major Democratic donor who is married to Bush-hater Phil Donahue), your type of conservatives, which puts them a bit to the right of Hugo Chavez. But after a year the audience is less than 20 percent of what you defined as success, your investors are worried, and the same women who pack Sarah Palin rallies are ignoring your venture, which features such pieces as “Michelle Obama’s Scintillating Style” and “French Fashion Designers Churn Out Stylish Burqhas.”

As we always say – and this time I really mean itREAD THE WHOLE THING.

Speaking of the elitists in the GOP, who want to keep liberal Republicans like Charlie Crist and John McCain in power, they will be none-too-pleased to know that actual conservative Pat Toomey has pulled into a tie with former-RINO Snarlin’ Arlen Sphincter in PA. Now if Marco Rubio can gain some traction in Florida, we can really get a GOP purge underway.

The Pope of Hope Blesses Ghana

The Obama arrives. After kissing the ground he walks on you may rise (still keep head down).

Racist Ghanaians beat on jungle drums (hint: it’s playing in the background) to reinforce negative stereotypes held by Western Liberals.

Praises area’s deceased Marxist first president.

Blames US companies who have tried to help them develop their farming as taking advantage of the system. (Part 3 – time: 1:50 – 2:05)

Praises the underdeveloped country for their lack of greenhouse gases but that the West is killing them with climate change and that all of their wars and conflicts are the result of that. (Part 3 – time3:35)

Lays out the idea of a Pan-African Marshall Plan.

The donor nations who send you their charity are in fact stealing all of your good doctors and nurses – that’s why you die of AIDS and mosquito bites. (Part 3 – time: 5:50) When a child dies in Africa, it’s out fault for not doing enough. (Part 3 – time: 6:50)

Yay! We’re going to send US troops to end African conflicts. (Part 4 – time: 3:00)

Hope, change, hope, blah, blah, blah – history’s on the move – yes we can, blah, blah, blah.

No offense, for Ghana history moved a few centuries ago. They sold the future of their continent as a spoil of tribal warfare.

Area newspapers ask for reparations on the labors of the slaves they sold and the labors of their freed children’s, children’s, children. Now, that’s chutzpah. Especially in light of the fact that they steadfastly refuse to honor their manufacturer’s warranty.

Eh, maybe we can just send them an invoice for the Civil War.

You Gots To Spend Money To Make Money

Or you can not spend money and lose money. Just ask Chrysler:

DETROIT ( — Chrysler wanted to spend $134 million in advertising over the nine weeks it’s expected to be in bankruptcy — the U.S. Treasury’s auto-industry task force gave it half that.

When Obama starts believing that he is Auto Exec of the Year as he joked at the Limbaugh Lynching then their failure is completely on him. When you start telling car companies what kind of cars they can make, how much they’re allowed to advertise and how much they can charge for them then you should get fired when they collapse. Carry the same risk any other Exec does.

Any Lender knows that you’re going to shoulder the blame if you start telling your customer how to run their business. In a courtroom, you do not even want the appearance of having a hand in their business making decisions.

For a point of reference, Obama is telling Chrysler that they are only allowed to spend $67 million dollars in advertising while what was left of their image is being dragged through bankruptcy proceedings. $67 million is roughly 22% of what one Barack Obama spent advertising to become President when they’re trying to save their multi-billion dollar company, employees, shareholders, subsidiaries, etc. That 22% is quite generous too. $67 million is a much smaller percent of what Obama spent though it would be great to compare how much he spent in the last nine weeks of the campaign.

If I’m their competitor, my ad campaign starts today and ends with “Buy Your Car From A Company That’s Going To Be Around In 6 Months”. Otherwise, if you buy a car from the rats that took government money all you are doing is propping up the Union that overthrew the Board in a bloodless coup so the average dues paying member could make $75k a year and have three months of vacation to manufacture a car no one was buying in the first place.

This Is Not The Cocaine Sniffing Vice Presidential Daughter You Are Looking For

Is the Pajamas Media mindtrick working yet?  Recite until it’s not an issue anymore.

Radaronline has gotten to take a look at Biden’s coke princess daughter and is shocked – shocked – to learn that the bitch she got set up.*

So what?  Did somebody force her to put a straw up her nose?

It was a setup.

The video purporting to show Vice President Joe Biden‘s daughter Ashley snorting cocaine was preplanned by a man trying to get rich selling the tape, has learned exclusively.

The man, who is apparently a friend of Ashley’s, even bought the cocaine and the hidden camera, our investigation has uncovered.

“Your investigation”?  That entails what, exactly?  The guy selling the tape shoving it into your reluctant faces?

Let me say this.  You don’t need real cocaine to put out a fake video.  You don’t need a hidden camera if you’re using an actress.   You don’t hire a law firm in advance of selling the tape if it’s fake.  If it was fake both Biden and his daughter would be out loud and proud in front of the cameras proclaiming their innocence. viewed the tape but did not offer to purchase it. The man who made the tape shopped it to several media outlets but did not receive any written offers, we’ve learned.

Now, has discovered that the woman who is alleged to be Ashley Biden was set up in an elaborate plot by her “friend.” The man bought cocaine and a hidden camera and brought the cocaine to a party.

He then made sure that he was in correct position to film her when she snorted the drugs.

Click here to read report that the lawyer representing the drug tape seller quit.

The seller had planned to get the woman alleged to be Ashley on tape doing drugs for at least three weeks. The tape was shot this year.

It is clear from the tape that the woman said to be Ashley Biden does not know she is being filmed.

There is nothing illegal about videotaping someone without their permission unless they have an expectation of privacy. For example, some place like the inside of your home by yourself or in a bathroom.  We’re videotaped every day without our permission.  At a traffic light.  At a store by surveillance.

Having someone else in the room with you diminishes any expectation of privacy you might have in the event you decide to start wiping your ass or hoovering up a mirrorful of sweet Colombian Marching Powder in plain view.

Let’s all tilt our heads to the left and wipe that tear out of our eyes.  It’s all gonna be ok, pumpkin.  We’ll announce in the press conference that you’re already seeking treatment at a swanky rehab centre and that this is “a private family” matter and that they hope the press will let this story die so this poor, little rich girl can get the help she so desperately couldn’t have cared less about before this video surfaced.

The press will dutifully oblige and send flowers.  Meanwhile, Andrew Sullivan’s stakeout of Bristol Palin’s vagina will resume it’s regularly scheduled broadcast.

Eww.  This whole topic is just so unpleasant.  Let’s talk about something else!

How about how Obama’s ruining the country?

Oh, wait.  We’re not allowed to talk about that anymore either.

Tell me fellas, when did ya’ll switch out the pajamas for a straitjacket and a mouth gag?

Here’s over 30 stories the New York Times ran on the Bush Twins illegally buying their own completely legal alcohol when they were underage.

Current Biden daughter cocaine stories?  Zero.  A commenter in one NYT blog post about the British press mentions it.

USA Today from the Wayback Machine:

Bush twins in spotlight

Most college kids get away with it. But when you’re famous and shadowed by a stone-faced guardian with a squiggly radio cord coming out his ear, delivering the fake ID with nonchalance is a challenge.

So President Bush’s twin daughters got caught. Last week, Jenna and Barbara Bush landed in the nation’s newspapers and all over TV, one charged with possessing alcohol, the other with using someone else’s ID.

The Bush White House responded to the widespread coverage by taking snide shots at journalists in a news conference and getting testy in private discussions. What they want is simple: The same hands-off coverage that Chelsea Clinton received as a child of the first family. Whether they recognize it or not, that’s exactly what they are getting. Most responsible media avoid writing about presidential children — unless their actions force them into the limelight.

It’s not just a family story either. As governor, Bush signed the law that stiffens the penalty for second and third alcohol offenses in Texas. A majority in the U.S. House and Senate voted to withhold federal dollars from states that didn’t stiffen enforcement of under-age drinking laws.

Coverage of alcohol and the legal system is not pointless. Both impact millions every year. With Bush’s daughters entangled in the two, expecting media silence is fantasy.

Forbid!  Alcohol and the legal system.  It impacts millions.  To expect media silence is fantasy.

Where’s USA Today, today?  You guessed it:


Welcome to Fantasyland.

Seriously.  I do not even care if she did it.  I want everything decriminalized.   What matters is the selective media blackout when we have clear-cut examples of a double standard.  That and that Joe Biden has gleefully tossed millions in jail and ruined their lives for doing less than his daughter is alleged to have done.

Crony Communism

The Hamtastic Mary Katherine, a favorite of this blog and all meat byproducts, warns us of the  incoming Trade Rep. (I know, exciting stuff but it gets better and “better”, I mean worse) being touted by one Pres. Barrington H. O’Snobba for The Great Trade War Czar :

Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Los Angeles) could become the administration’s point person on international trade. He’s a terrible choice, and not just because of a history of unsavory behavior — such as his successful efforts to win a pardon from President Clinton for convicted cocaine kingpin Carlos Vignali, or the screamingly unethical robo-calls his campaign engineered during his run for Los Angeles mayor in 2001. Becerra is a leader of the Democratic Party’s protectionist wing, which opposes NAFTA, the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement and most other trade deals.

Now for the worst part.  The typically and predictably Chicago part.   In a news item that I have seen no one really commenting on today, Obama threatens to unleash the power of Urkelnomics on the soon to be unemployed masses by way of a brainless trust of narrow special interest bundlers and fundraisers he’s dubbing the “Economic Recovery Advisory Board”.   Tell me if you think these people should be advising anyone about what it takes to jumpstart an economy:

Choosing from corporate boardrooms, labor unions (lulz) and academia (hahahahahaha!), President Obama named a team of outside  (ROTFFSMFP) economic advisers Friday that he says he will turn to for help in boosting the sagging U.S. economy.

William H. Donaldson, who served as SEC chairman from 2003 to 2005

Donaldson is the rocket surgeon who implemented Sarbanes-Oxley.  SOX as it’s called is (also called many other things under people’s breath) is widely considered to be one of the worst and most costly laws ever inflicted on any business ever.  i.e., not growth friendly.  The stock market collapsed after it was implemented so it must be working!

Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., president and CEO of the TIAA-CREF retirement fund

How’s that retirement fund working out?  Another Harvard egghead who happened to be Urkel’s crony Transition Economic Advisory Board and Trustee of the whackadoo Carnegie Endowment for Dictators with the Ketchup Lady.  Alger Hiss not available for comment.

Robert Wolf, chairman and CEO of the financial services firm UBS Group Americas

Investment banker scumbag / Urkel fundraising bundler

David F. Swensen, CIO of Yale University

Yale’s trustfund baby daycare provider / Ever get the feeling that the fix is in?  Last week he penned an Op/Ed in the New York Times arguing that we should “stimulate” the economy by bailing out the New York Times as well as making them a tax-exempt organization. It’s For The Public Good! ™

Mark T. Gallogly, founder and managing partner of the investment advisory firm Centerbridge Partners LP

Is there a Democrat he hasn’t written a check to? If not, hold out your hand and get to the back of the line based on your particular aggrieved status – race, sexual orientation and gender in that order please.  Again, the New York Times inadvertently spills the beans.

Penny Pritzker, chairman and founder of Pritzker Realty Group

This one is truly priceless.  See above “spill the beans” link.  Pritzker was the billionaire Finance Chair of Urkel’s campaign.  He was going to repay her with the Commerce Secretary job but that’s way more work than causing the subprime mortgage crisis.  Which she did.  Chicago all the way.  What does a Chicago realty bitch know about fixing the economy? About as much as the next bitch.

Monica C. Lozano, publisher and CEO of the Spanish-language newspaper La Opinion

She publishes a Southern California Spanish newspaper.  WTF?????  National Council of La Raza member.  Castrophile.   Why does Bank of America extend credit to illegal aliens?  You’re looking at one of the reasons.  Fix the US economy?  I don’t think so.  This woman has no business being anywhere outside of a sanctuary city.

The rest are below and there are some jewels.  Doerr a no account Green Baron who’s got a carbon credit in your size, Anna Burger another Chicago Madame who was likely in league as the head of Change To Win negotiating a soft landing for Blagojevich with Rahm Emanuel as she was also part of his Transition Team.  The AFL-CIO Union thugs.  I know they know how to lose jobs but have they figured out how to make one yet without it costing $75 a hour with 3 months of vacation a year?

This list is 95% Hoover with a chance of Debs.

Jeffrey R. Immelt, CEO of General Electric
John Doerr, a partner with the venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers

Venture capitalist who backs Google who in turn backs Obama to the hilt.  As an Al Gore partner, he wants to legislate “greening” laws on every company which – sa-prize! -that just happens to be the business he’s in.  Another Obama loyalist.

Jim Owens, chairman and CEO of the heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar Inc.

This is the most confusing pick on this panel.  Owens is an unlimited Free Trade proponent for an Illinois based company that has never had a productive relationship with Obama as he is, quite simply, the most rabid anti-business President (and former Senator) in US history.  The protectionist unions (especially the Steelworkers) could potentially force Caterpillar into bankruptcy as they are the leading purchaser of steel in the United States.  Bankruptcy or relocating all of their manufacturing overseas to offset the operating expenses caused by an international steel trade war.  Those will be tens of thousands of Illinois jobs lost.

Good luck building those infrastructure projects without that company.  I know I’ll feel comfortable driving over that bridge built by the affirmative action hire to promote social justice.

Charles E. Phillips Jr., president of the computer software maker Oracle Corp.
Anna Burger, secretary-treasurer of the Service Employees International Union and chairwoman of the labor coalition Change to Win
Richard L. Trumka, secretary-treasurer of the labor organization AFL-CIO

After losing his job as a stunt double for Alex Karras in “Webster”, Trumka is Urkel’s “house cracker” who shills for the protectionists at the labor union.  In that link, he compares Hillary Clinton supporters as bigots because the only reason why you wouldn’t vote for Obama is because you’re a racist – duh.   Complete with forehead wiping black preacher shtick.  Some assembly required but given his track record of success in his field all future assembly will be done in Korea, Vietnam or Mexico.

Laura D’Andrea Tyson, who served as a key economic adviser to President Bill Clinton and is dean of the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley

Another Berkeley space case, Clinton leftover, yet another liberal Brookings Institution, CFR member (as are several others on this panel) and had no qualms knitting golden parachutes while running Morgan Stanley into the ground.

Martin Feldstein, George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University

Let’s provide “stimulus” by slashing the defense budget.  Didn’t see that coming.  Funny how all these people writing big Op-Ed pieces in the last month all get selected.  It’s almost as if they knew that they were going to be nominated and were writing the narrative before this “Board” was going to be announced.

Here We Go

The first ten bills of our new Socialist congress are out. It’s everything you might have hoped it would be. If you order in the next 20 minutes, you get…

More handouts and useless government jobs!

S.1 — American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. “To create jobs, restore economic growth, and strengthen America’s middle class through measures that modernize the nation’s infrastructure, enhance America’s energy independence, expand educational opportunities, preserve and improve affordable health care, provide tax relief, and protect those in greatest need, and for other purposes.”

Expanded union influence and wealth re-distribution! It worked for the UAW, let’s do more!

S.2 — Middle Class Opportunity Act of 2009. Sound familiar? This is a retread of a bill sponsored by Senator Chuck Schumer in the last Congress that has a variety of tax reform goals; the additional descriptions in this bill include hints at union support (“ensuring workers can exercise their rights to freely choose to form a union without employer interference”) and perhaps another go at the Ledbetter law (“removing barriers to fair pay for all workers”).

Bought too much house? Living way outside your means? Don’t sweat it. The rest of us will pay your bills, by force of course, courtesy of the loving Feds.

S.3 — Homeowner Protection and Wall Street Accountability Act of 2009. This bill will include a moratorium on foreclosures, Senator Dick Durbin’s plan to allow for easier reworking of troubled mortgages by bankruptcy judges, new regulations for the credit card and financial industry, and investment in the Small Business Administration to provide loans for small businesses in need.

Socialized medicine! Tired of inconveniences like freedom of choice and personal responsibility when it comes to healthcare? Let the Feds handle it for you. Here’s your card, you’ll get your office visit in 2011.

S.4 — Comprehensive Health Reform Act of 2009. “It is the sense of Congress that Congress should enact, and the President should sign, legislation to guarantee health coverage, improve health care quality and disease prevention, and reduce health care costs for all Americans and the health care system.”

Crippling restrictions on industry! Act now and maybe the myth of global warming can cost you your job in 2009!

S.5 — Cleaner, Greener, and Smarter Act of 2009. This is a bill that focuses mainly on green investment and updating infrastructure to be more efficient and less polluting. But since a lot of those priorities are expected to be rolled into the stimulus package, one wonders if this is a vehicle for cap-and-trade and the Kyoto Protocols, given this provision: “requiring reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases in the United States and achieving reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases abroad.”

If you loved “No Child Left Behind”, you’ll love this new pile of shit! The Feds once again prove that they have no business in the realm of education. They’ve teamed up with the teachers’ unions to destroy K-12 and now they’re going to pay your college tuition. Just remember, health care and college are human rights in today’s Amerika.

S.7 — Education Opportunity Act of 2009. “To expand educational opportunities for all Americans by increasing access to high-quality early childhood education and after school programs, advancing reform in elementary and secondary education, strengthening mathematics and science instruction, and ensuring that higher education is more affordable.” An education omnibus bill that will no doubt be split up into separate pieces of legislation.

Rolling back the late-term regulations and legislation from the last administration. Let’s say, everything from about January 2001 through January 2009.

S.8 — Returning Government to the American People Act. “To return the Government to the people by reviewing controversial ‘midnight regulations’ issued in the waning days of the Bush Administration.” A sentiment we can all get behind, which promises to provide the new administration legislative authority, if it doesn’t have it already, to review (and presumably deny) the last administration’s late regulations.

Nothing says fiscal responsibility like spending trillions and trillions on new handouts, new un-necessary government jobs and destroying small and medium-sized businesses, which are the only entities that can actually help expand the taxpayer base and increase revenue to the Federal budget. Oh yeah, and wealth redistribution! Fiscal responsibility = equality of standards-of-living, regardless of personal effort or achievement.

S.10 — Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009. Gosh, this one is interesting. It’s one part congressional hand-wringing over the fact that “the Federal budget is on an unsustainable path of rising deficits and debt,” and it calls for a study of this. It’s one part fiscal hawkery, supporting “strong pay-as-you-go rules, to help block the approval of measures that would increase the deficit.” And it’s one part … populist? “A review of the current system of taxation of the United States to ensure that burdens are borne fairly and equitably.” That could be the justification for the Bush tax cut rollback in 2010.

I’m so excited I could crap my pants. And with Tennessee’s tough-guy Senators leading the way, I’m not confident that the GOP will be doing much fighting back. They’ve laid down like cheap hookers for the Donks for the last decade-plus, why should we expect backbone now? Prove me wrong, GOP. Please!

reservoir tip to Rob


Speaking of our beloved Congress, Uncle Jay looks at their grueling schedule:

Now how can we get them to take the rest of the year off? That’s our only hope. (via Gateway)