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The Longest Night

I was up until 3 this morning and have some wonderful recordings of shaken tv news anchors and Hillary supporters in tears that will entertain me for years to come.

Michael Gerson, I’m looking at you.

To my chagrin, and to the country’s benefit, Trump was magnanimous in victory. Had I my way, he would have walked up to the podium and pulled out a copy of last Saturday’s Newsweek with its arrogant Madam President cover and recreated the iconic Dewey Defeats Truman moment.

Then, he would have just smiled. Reached into his jacket pocket and pulled out a pen. Then into his pants pocket and pulled out his phone. Wave them in the media’s face and said, “How does this sound now, you rotten motherfuckers?”

Of course, that’s not what happened. Even though they deserve it.

The media jumped to their usual script about how now the onus lies with Trump to heal an America thoroughly divided by him in their eyes. Not one divided by eight years of the Democrats’ non-stop identity politics and steroidal political correctness with the help of a highly partisan leftwing media that never found a bar too low to slither under or an objective pretense they didn’t wipe their asses on.

The fact is that 50 million Americans (living and dead) and untold numbers of illegal aliens saw a woman – the most hated and uncharismatic public figure in a generation – who has a potentially life threatening health problem, zero accomplishments, a record of diplomatic failure spanning the globe, a 40 year track record of being a conniving, lying, hateful corruptocrat who used the government to persecute her political enemies, spit on our military, and who endangered our national security for illegal campaign contributions and they voted for her anyway.

If you took away Carlos Danger’s laptop and penchant for pedophilia, she would be President right now. And that is utterly terrifying to have come so close to the abyss by a million votes.

I’ll quote what Rachel Maddow said about our side’s voters early this morning: “We can’t just hope they’ll all be dead in 10 years”.

Same to you, bitch.

Now we go onto the next phase. The one where John McCain, Lispy Graham, Paul Ryan, Bob Corker, Lamar Alexander, and Kelly Ayotte preemptively surrender a hard fought Senate majority to Democrats so that MSNBC will portray them as Reasonable Republicans ™.

In which case, delenda est The Republican Party. And take the Bush family with you.

President of Nothing: The Miseducation of Mitt Romney

No links here. Just commentary.

So Mitt Romney, the leftwing media’s preferred spokesperson for ineffective Republican candidates for higher office, sat down with Chuckles Todd this morning and the question inevitably rose about who he supports for 2016.

As has been the case in the past, it’s always the names he omits that is the giveaway. Naturally, he supports Rubio, Bush, and Walker (establishment types to form) but then threw in John Kasich. Really? Because Kasich is such an economic powerhouse governor that the interstates are burning up with people moving to Cuyahoga county? Don’t assign to Kasich what can be attributed to Lebron James t-shirt sales.

Kasich has embarrassed Rick Perry and Texas in job creation – am I hearing you correctly, Mitt? Perry got the endorsement of Marcus Luttrell and Chris Kyle’s wife at his launch while Kasich, Graham, and Pataki are better suited for a launch on The Ellen Show.

The GOP establishment is immune from learning and doomed to failure. If you take away Reagan, the GOP has not had a definitive “win” since Nixon. I say this because the GOP establishment hated Ronald Reagan. Sure, they endorsed him after he cut a VP deal with George HW Bush and exalt his mantle but not his vision. He had to take on leftwing Bush Sr. to keep him from being fragged – but that was against the will of the party apparatus. Bush hated Reagan.

Bush Jr. would not have won if Nader had not run. And he wouldn’t have won re-election if John Kerry was not such a traitorous space cadet with Mr. Burns money. Take these couple of turns of fate away and it would have been a 40 year drought.

So no Cruz, no Perry, no Rand Paul, or anyone to the right of Chris Christie. I’ve been a vocal Cruz supporter for almost two years but the Perry endorsements are going to get him a second look.

To wit, if Ronald Reagan were running today then Mitt Romney would still prefer Kasich over him and he would not even garner a mention.

Don’t give these people any money. More than half the country has no option at the ballot box.

The Republican Party has figured out that it still pays pretty good to come in 2nd in a two-man race and they are fine with spitting in the faces of conservative/libertarian voters, losing, and being Democrat Lite.

Needing Nancy Pelosi to save us from fast track authority for Obama is a sign of how desperate things have become.

Belated Weekend Must Reads

Daniel Greenfield takes a blow torch to Obama’s trolling treason and doublethink version of Patriotism. Greenfield has quickly become one of my top three favorite reads because of columns just like that one.

Ross Douthat’s “Caesarism Without Apology” begs to be fired from the New York Times for telling the truth to the stupid faces of their commenters about the imperial nature of their favorite cocksucking (I mean benevolent) dickhead (I mean dictator). Just kidding. I mean cocksucking dickhead.

Maureen Dowd finally hits publish on this surprisingly vicious and catty blog screed against Hillary Clinton that she’s been saving ever since Bill came in her hair back in 2002.

Finally, I have to say that I’m enjoying what seems to be a transformation of Instapundit into a pissed off, right-leaning, libertarian and this particular take on the OU/SAE Fraternity racist video flap.

May everyone enjoy their enemies who give them opportunity to mount their wildest horses to hurl their spears.

Jester, Jester Truth Molester

The NY Post has an outstanding piece by Kyle Smith pissing on the media parade for Jon Stewart’s not-a-moment-too-soon exit from the Daily Show:

Stewart is a journalist: an irresponsible and unprofessional one.

He is especially beloved by others in the journo game. (For every 100 viewers, he generated about 10 fawning profiles in the slicks, all of them saying the same thing: The jester tells the truth!).

Any standard liberal publication was as likely to contain an unflattering thought about Stewart as L’Osservatore Romano is to run a hit piece on the pope.

The hacks have a special love for Stewart because he’s their id. They don’t just think he’s funny, they thrill to his every sarcastic quip. They wish they could get away with being so one-sided, snarky and dismissive.

And that couldn’t be more true. Though, in fairness, CNN and MSNBC have ritually hoisted the pole and populate the three ring Old Media circus with lesser bozos like Don Lemon, Ashleigh Banfield, Piers Morgan, Ronan Farrow to unintended comedic effect.

Back to Stewart, there is no greater dissembling of his clown shoes and red rubber nose than this Bill Whittle take down of his assertion that the atom bomb did not need to be dropped on Japan to end World War II. If you watch anything today let it be that. Whittle should have done the humanitarian thing and dropped leaflets over Comedy Central before laying waste to Stewart’s sanctimonious misinformation in an attempt to cast a U.S. victory in WWII as being based on a war crime. It should be mandatory viewing in any journalism class, US history class, and tattooed on Stewart’s tombstone when he chokes to death on his lack of success in a post-Daily Show world.

Brian Williams has become a joke for telling lies, but Jon Stewart is a liar for the way he told jokes.

The ATF is going to have to investigate Kyle Smith for dropping all that Kaboom without a federal license.

Is There Hope?

With Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s ass-kicking of the labor unions, I’m feeling a little bit giddy.

Public sector unions have reached their high water mark. Let the cleanup begin as the red ink recedes.

Despite a last-minute smear campaign accusing Scott Walker of fathering an illegitimate love child, the governor’s recall election victory sends a clear message that should resonate around the nation: The fiscal cancer devouring state budgets has a cure, and he has found it. The costly defeat for the entrenched union interests that tried to oust Walker in retribution for challenging their power was marked by President Obama’s refusal to lend his weight to the campaign for fear of being stained by defeat. We’ll see how well this strategy of opportunistic detachment serves in the fall as Obama reaches out to unions for support.

However, I’m so used to disappointment over the last decade or so, I can’t bring myself to truly enjoy it. If this rising red tide carries through November, however, all bets are off and there’s going to be a river of PBR-flavored puke rolling down my street and into the Tennessee river for a day or two.

UPDATE: Cranky here adding a little victory dance to PTH’s party.

What do you say when a governor is elected by a majority of voters, is put through the legitimate recall process and again wins the majority of votes in the recall?

Well, if you don’t get your way, you’d call it the “death of democracy”.

Sorry Chuckles, but the voters consider the loss of some of your collective bargaining rights and the goodies that come with enjoying a higher level of benefits than the average Wisconsinite worth the exchange for a government that can actually balance its checkbook and somehow see improvement in education.

Yes Preston, there is hope.

Meaty Dog Food News Bites

We’ll all be eating dog food soon, so might as well get used to it. This is why the corruptocrats who run our country exclude food and gas when they calculate the rate of inflation. They know that most Americans are too busy with their finger in their own pie watching Glee to be bothered with discerning the difference.

The catastrophe in Japan continues. You may have noticed a lack of urgent coverage here, and that’s for several reasons. First, unlike so many other really important bloggers, we don’t claim to be a news site. A more important reason is that, besides the fact that thousands of people have died and entire towns have been reduced to rubble, the details of the nuclear crisis are truly unknown. We can speculate all day long, but there are too many conflicting reports to jump/not jump off a bridge. What we can do is donate to relief efforts and pray for the victims, if you’re so inclined.

Needless to say, with a world economy already teetering on the brink, this was the last thing Japan, or anybody else, needed.

Gas prices continue to skyrocket. Even chubby-chasing President Clifford says that he is in support of some new drilling. He also wants us to start drilling for our own oil. (rim shot)

The country-club Republicans in congress continue to demonstrate their spinelessness as the Donks have made them their bitches on “spending cuts” yet again. There is no urgency from either party on spending cuts, which is yet another reason why we are doomed to an economic catastrophe.

As Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., said before Tuesday’s House vote on the latest continuing resolution, “It’s time to take a stand for taxpayers and future generations. Things don’t change in Washington, D.C., until they have to. It will not be possible to put our fiscal house in order without a fight. By giving liberals in the Senate another three weeks of negotiations, we will only delay a confrontation that must come. I say, ‘Let it come now. It’s time to take a stand.’ … House Republicans need to tell liberals in the Senate, ‘This far and no further.’ Nobody wants a government shutdown, but unless we take a stand, we will shut down the future for our children and grandchildren.”

There are a small minority of Republicans in the House and Senate who get it, but their GOP brothers and sisters are too gutless to do what needs to be done. We need more a lot more Governor Walkers and a lot fewer Senator Alexanders.

In other, far less important news, the upcoming NFL season is in doubt. Apparently being paid millions to play a game is equal to slavery in this day and age. I love pro football, but I’d be fine with letting these overpaid asses sit at home for a year while we watch some XFL-style scabs beat each other up on the RedZone.

Gotta go. Lunch is ready.

BREAKING! COOTUS is fi’n to fill out his brackets! My money is on the top seed.

MORE(ON) GOP COWARDS: 54 House Republicans are ready for prime time. The rest? Sucking eggs all day.

Encouraged by conservative groups like the Heritage Foundation and the Club for Growth to oppose the bill, the GOP defectors complained that the three week extension did not withhold funding for the health care law, Planned Parenthood and other programs.

“I am convinced that a vote for the CR is a vote to not fight against ObamaCare,” Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann said in a statement encouraging other members to join her in opposition. “The time has come to take a stand.”

After the vote, Florida Rep. Allen West — a Tea Party-backed freshman member who voted against the measure — said he couldn’t support the bill in good faith.

“People have to be able to sleep with themselves. I know that I can look myself in the mirror and explain my vote very well to my constituents back in South Florida,” West said. “We have got to start making some of the hard choices and decisions. That’s adult leadership.”

The Left’s New High Deacon

Move over, Andrea Yates and Holly Ashcraft, the left has a new hero. It may be early in 2011, but it’s safe to say that Dr. Kermit Gosnell is the front-runner for NARAL’s Reproductive Rights Superstar of the Year.

WEST PHILADELPHIA – January 19, 2011 (WPVI) — A doctor whose abortion clinic was described as a filthy, foul-smelling “house of horrors” that was overlooked by regulators for years was charged Wednesday with murder, accused of delivering seven babies alive and then using scissors to kill them.

Dr. Kermit Gosnell was also charged with murder in the death of a woman who suffered an overdose of painkillers while awaiting an abortion.

That last woman was just a late-late-late-late-late term abortion, so pay that no mind.

“Doctor” Gosnell represents a kind of evil that is very difficult to comprehend, yet, at its core, is shared by so many. As a doctor (obviously very well versed in the right to choose), surely he knew that the loving left has magically discovered in the Constitution the right to partially deliver the baby, then use the scissors, making it all “safe, legal and rare,” right?

In a nearly 300-page grand jury report filled with ghastly, stomach-turning detail, prosecutors said Pennsylvania regulators ignored complaints of barbaric conditions at Gosnell’s clinic, which catered to poor, immigrant and minority women in the city’s impoverished West Philadelphia section.

Margaret Sanger is looking up and smiling at the good doctor, so proud that he is willing to continue the important genocidal work that she began so many years ago. I thought these were the kind of back-alley, coat-hanger clinics that would only exist after abortion was outlawed? This is all so confusing – and sickening.

Prosecutors said Gosnell made millions of dollars over three decades performing thousands of dangerous abortions, many of them illegal late-term procedures. His clinic had no trained nurses or medical staff other than Gosnell, a family physician not certified in obstetrics or gynecology, prosecutors said.

At least two women died from the procedures, while scores more suffered perforated bowels, cervixes and uteruses, authorities said.

It was a butcher shop, not a medical clinic, but protecting the rights of women is dirty work and somebody has to do it.

If you have a strong stomach and want a window into what evil looks like, read the whole thing. Whether you do or you don’t, pray for this sick, soulless country.

This Post Is Sarah Palin’s Fault

– Referencing the Constitution = murderous rightwing psychopath

– America’s junior colleges are now producing turbocharged rightwing psychopaths inspired by Marx, Bill Ayers and The Decemberists.  Our nation’s John Birch Society dominated faculties must be stopped before someone else reads the Constitution without a license.

– Without any evidence that a suspect ever actually saw a webpage on a former Republican VP candidate’s PAC site, it is completely easy to connect-the-dots that the webpage is what caused him to go on a kill crazy rampage against a local Democrat candidate he supported.

– Anthropmorphic Rhetorical Warming caused by AM radio commentators and way-down-the-paycable dial, former political candidate reality shows are threatening our civic ozone layer and must be regulated by temperate leftwing bloggers who never raise their voices in anger or assign nefarious motives to their ideological opponents for political gain.

– Obama needed his Oklahoma City Bombing moment.  Will using a dead 9 year old girl as a human shield to advance a national gun grab do or will Markos Moulitsas, Jane Hamsher and Charles Johnson activate their sleeper cells on an elementary school a la the Beslan Massacre.

– As the head Sheriff of Pima County, AZ, it is perfectly acceptable to wildly speculate about the motivations behind a killer, whose identity you do not know, to deflect attention from you failing at your job.  When revealed what the motivations are – you do not have to apologize to the people you wrongfully accused.  They were thinking it regardless of whether they acted on it.  (ed. – Also applies to New York Times, New York Daily News, Washington Post, CNN and MSNBC commentators).

– Sarah Palin is the Kevin Bacon of Tragedy.  Everything that’s wrong in the world is her fault no matter how tangentially related.

Including this post.

Don’t Worry, Peace Will Be Acheived

Apparently there is some tension over in the far east related to one country shooting at another. Wars and rumors of wars, and what not.

As Sheila Jackson Lee notes, we need not worry about this, as “today we have two Vietnams, side by side, North and South, exchanging and working. We may not agree with all that North Vietnam is doing, but they are living in peace.” So, don’t get too worked up, and stuff.

Violent, Racist Teabagger Responsible For Attempted Times Square Bombing Arrested At Wal-Mart

If by “violent, racist teabagger” you mean “Pakistani” and by “Wal-Mart” you mean “plane bound for Dubai“. Dubai, of course, has a long history of extremist, anti-government rhetoric dating all the way back to their Confederate days during The Civil War up until their staunch opposition to Obamacare.

From The Department of Selective Sensitivity

The entire leftwing media complex that’s been calling you a teabagging faggot for the past year or so is suddenly incensed that one stray voice  in a crowd of thousands may have called an actual faggot “a faggot”:

A CNN producer overheard the word “faggot” yelled at Frank several times in the lobby of the Longworth building. Frank said he heard someone yell “homo” at him.

So you’re saying that calling someone a “faggot” is now a slur but when you use it it’s okay because you’re using a euphemism?

If that were true and these TEA Party protests were really just an excuse for people who a hate a black president to express themselves under the guise of anti-taxes / anti-socialist takeovers that would make it acceptable as well, correct?

When John Edwards was having his well-known affair, that the press dutifully covered-up, I used to always hear that no one had any video evidence to support the charges so he was innocent until we had video and audio to support such slanderous accusations.  All accusations must be witnessed, notarized and apostilled.  And then The National Enquirer did.

Take Clyburn’s well publicized claim from yesterday that a “chorus” of protesters were calling him a “nigger”.

I led the first demonstrations in South Carolina, the sit ins… And quite frankly I heard some things today I have not heard since that day. I heard people saying things that I have not heard since March 15, 1960 when I was marching to try and get off the back of the bus.

Yet now it’s Clyburn who is ordering hundreds of millions of people to the back of the bus while the government turns it’s hoses of slander in the mainstream press on protesters to accuse them of being racists and faggots.  It’s tragic that we can measure how far we’ve come as a society in irony.

The real Faux News is on the Left.  Here’s the video evidence of Clyburn walking by the protesters who he said were screaming nigger at him “in chorus” no less.

Expect Clyburn to hang a noose in the men’s room later today before running in front of the cameras to decry the acrid atmosphere in Washington caused by the protesters.

What that protest needs is everyone locking arms and singing “We Shall Overcome” to Mr. Clyburn.

Absent from the discussion on The Ugly Tone ™ of protests in Washington was any mention of Cindy Shitcan and Ralph Nader’s protesting of the victory in Iraq where they symbolically murdered Dick Cheney in the streets:

The protest drew a smaller crowd than the tens of thousands who marched in 2006 and 2007.

Protesters stopped at the offices of military contractor Halliburton — where they tore apart an effigy of former Vice President and Halliburton Chief Executive Dick Cheney — the Mortgage Bankers Association and The Washington Post offices.

When confronted with Obama’s continued War For Oil in Iraq, elevation of hostilities in Afghanistan, and love of killing civilians with drone attacks in Pakistan, fellow moonbats found him to have an acceptable amount of blood on his hands:

“He’s kept Guantanamo open, he’s continued to use indefinite detention,” Nader said. The only real difference, he said, is that “Obama’s speeches are better.”

Others were more conciliatory toward Obama. Shirley Allan of Silver Spring, Md., carried a sign that read, “President Obama We love you but we need to tell you! Your hands are getting bloody!! Stop it now.”

Allan thought it was going too far to call Obama a war criminal but said she is deeply disappointed that the conflicts are continuing.

“He has to know it’s unacceptable,” Allan said. “I am absolutely disappointed.”

Again, their condemnation is not so much selective as it is transparent in political convenience.

His hands are “getting bloody” from wars.  If Shirley would kindly notice, his hands were already bloody from a lifetime of being wrist deep in dead babies.

Ted Kennedy Assumes Room Temperature

Massachusetts voters immediately vote to change state law (again) to allow newly-stuffed taxidermic Senator to run for his own Senate seat in special inanimate election. Anything for the Kennedys.


Democrat party leaders scour inner-city Boston for a black community-organizer who can “talk good” to fill Senate seat.


Leave your own insensitive headline to help out the Old Media.

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.

Breaking: Walter Cronkite Dead

Liberal ex-journalist dispatched to the great beyond. Joe Jackson suspects foul play.

No disrespect intended, I didn’t even know he was still around.

B-Mac here: I usually don’t add on to a post but when it comes to Satan’s Anchorman, it’s worth noting that he did as much to secure defeat in Vietnam as anyone and the aftermath is still felt today whether you’re a sweatshop worker still toiling under that Soviet-backed communist regime, the bones littering the killing fields of Cambodia, or a Latin American strongman threatening to overthrow a democracy.  The precedent stands when a US President sits on his hands.

The interview with NV Colonel Bui Tin from the Wall Street Journal in 1995:

Q: Was the American antiwar movement important to Hanoi’s victory?

A:  It was essential to our strategy.  Support of the war from our rear was completely secure  while the American rear was vulnerable. Every day our leadership would listen to world news over the radio at 9 a.m.  to follow the growth of the American antiwar movement.  Visits to Hanoi by people like Jane Fonda, and former Attorney General Ramsey Clark and ministers gave us confidence  that we should hold on  in the face of battlefield reverses. We were elated when Jane Fonda, wearing a red Vietnamese dress, said at a press conference that she was ashamed of American actions in the war and that she would struggle along with us.

Q: Did the Politburo pay attention to these visits?

A: Keenly.

Q: Why?

A: Those people represented the conscience of America. The conscience of America was part of its war-making capability, and we were turning that power in our favor. America lost because of its democracy; through dissent and protest it lost the ability to mobilize a will to win.

Of course, the “Conscience of America” is a direct reference to Walter Cronkite. Though they could win one battle they knew they could not win the war without the help of Cronkite.  And boy, did they ever get it.   He may have been wearing a suit on tv but he might has well have been dressed in a pair of black pajamas.  Indeed, Walter Cronkite was the Original Pajamas Media.

It’s no wonder that whenever America faces an enemy -  be they an entrenched Marxist dictatorship, a teetering rogue nation, or a pack of Islamofascist hyenas that they can never underestimate what an ally they have in the American media.

For every Cronkite dead, there’s a thousand aspiring J-school students clamoring or MSNBC anchors willing to throw a sympathetic hug on a terrorist or a dictator and spit in our country’s face.

Fisking The Governor

Or, how Tennessee continues to show the rest of the country how to do it. The only problem is that 37 other states have already made restaurant carry legal, so, technically we’re not cutting edge, but at least we’re a little freer (is that a word?).

The Tennessee Senate voted Thursday to override Governor Phil Bredesen’s veto of a bill allowing handguns in restaurants and bars.

The Senate voted 21-9 against the veto on Thursday, a day after the House voted 69-27. Fifty votes in the House and 17 in the Senate were needed to turn back the veto.

Before the governor’s veto, the measure was to take effect June 1, but will now be effective in 40 days, which is July 14.

The marks the first time the legislature has overridden one of Bredesen’s vetos.

The law will allow those with state-issued handgun carry permits to bring their weapons into restaurants or bars that serve alcohol, unless the business posts a sign banning guns. Under the law, handgun owners could not legally drink alcohol while carrying a weapon.

Right on cue, the Tennessean (or as BMac calls it, “Pravda on the Cumberland”) had their hysterical local restaurant owners ready to foam at the mouth.

Craig Clift is the managing partner at Cabana in Hillsboro Village:

“I will definitely be putting up a sign that says no guns,” Clift said. “I will not serve anyone who brings a gun into my bar. I don’t know what someone would need with a gun in my bar. The last thing I need is a drunk in my bar with a gun.

“I know the bill says that a person can’t be drinking with a gun, but what if they had been drinking in the parking lot before they came in or at home before they came here? I’m not sure how you can control it exactly? We don’t have fistfights at Cabana, but I’d rather have fists flying than bullets.”

Sounds like Cliff is encouraging folks to engage in fisticuffs at his place of business. You heard him, boys!

The best non-quote is a restaurant owner who is so distraught that he couldn’t even put together a sentence.

Ben Goldberg is the owner of Paradise Park.

When told that the veto had been overturned on the gun bill, he was so taken aback by the news he said he could not comment.

All Ben had to do was mutter “uuuuhhhh…. ummmmm……. uuuuuuh….” like President Hussein sans teleprompter and he would undoubtedly be heralded a genius. Use this article to guide where you spend your ever shrinking dining dollar.

Way back before the veto, I sent the beloved Governor a note and urged him to sign the legislation. He declined to do so, but was kind enough to (1) let me know why and (2) call me friend.

Time to Fisk the Governor.

Dear Friend,

Thank you for contacting me about gun-related bills which have been considered by the General Assembly this year.

I think he means that.

Let me be very clear: I am a strong supporter of the right to keep and bear arms. I am, and have always been, committed to preserving the rights of the Second Amendment. They are basic American rights, protected by the United States Constitution and the Tennessee Constitution as well. Even so, these rights, for more than two centuries, have come with reasonable and necessary rules and guidelines. For this reason, I carefully consider each bill that reaches my desk and evaluate it on its own merits.

If you ever listen to leftists speak – particularly President Hussein – they always say “let me be clear”. My response is, who is stopping you from being clear? Who is obfuscating your message? You have the entire media machine amplifying your message, liberals, and you still have to say this? Tedious.

As you know, I decided to veto House Bill 962, which would permit the possession of firearms in Tennessee restaurants and bars. In my view, this particular bill crossed the line of reason.

In other words, “I believe in your right to own a gun, but leave it locked up at home, unloaded and make sure there’s a trigger lock in there too…” Heaven forbid we be allowed to take it places where they may be needed, though the occasion may be rare. Just to reinforce how much he loves guns (and how much he is just like me), he provides some history.

I have been a gun owner for more than 50 years. When I was a young man, I took my first gun safety class-sponsored by the NRA-at my high school. There was one message conveyed during that class that has been imprinted on me since, and it was this: guns and alcohol don’t mix. That is as true today as it was then.

Or as Nashville’s own Barney Fife says, “see what happened in all them saloooons in old westerns when people would just start a-shootin’?”

It is because of this principle that Tennessee state law has long prohibited the possession of firearms in places that serve alcohol. House Bill 962 would remove this safeguard in a manner that I, as well as many law enforcement officers, believe would be reckless and lacking safeguards to ensure public safety. A key role of government is to ensure public safety. To do that, government must strike a balance between the rights afforded to us by the Constitution and common-sense rules that must be applied to the exercise of these rights.

The law explicitly states that the carrier is prohibited from drinking. You do care about the rule of law, don’t you? Well, we’ll all make an exception for the groups of illegals who come to do your yardwork, but aside from that, you do care about the law, right?

I believe we can exercise our second amendment rights and common sense at the same time – and guns and bars simply don’t mix. Because of this, I vetoed this bill and respectfully asked the legislature to rethink this issue.

As other bills reach my desk-including legislation related to guns in parks, loaded firearms in automobiles, and others-I intend to review them carefully with both the Constitutional rights of gun owners and the safety of the general public in mind. Please be assured that your views are, and will remain, important to me on these issues and others related to state government.

Warmest regards,
Phil Bredesen

He needs to know my views so that he may locate me and send his press ghoul Lydia Lenker to my house to interrogate me for being one of Napolitano’s right-wing terrorists.

Fisking… the last refuge of the uninspired blogger. But still, suck on that, Tennessee elites, and by all means, put up your “firearms prohibited” signs sooner rather than later so that we will know where not to spend what’s left of our disposable income.

Banned In Britain: Unclear On The Concept, Mate

Nanny-state eurowhore Jacqui Smith is selectively banning foreigners who don’t come to her country from coming to her country because:

“If people have so clearly overstepped the mark in terms of the way not just that they are talking but the sort of attitudes that they are expressing to the extent that we think that this is likely to cause or have the potential to cause violence or inter-community tension in this country, then actually I think the right thing is not to let them into the country in the first place. Not to open the stable door then try to close it later,” Ms Smith said.

“It’s a privilege to come to this country. There are certain behaviours that mean you forfeit that privilege.”

Thus spracketh the Mammy-State Moses as she came down from Mt. Self-Righteous to deliver her stone tablets. Among her Who’s Who of Who Can’t Visit her dying country in the hospice of it’s history is a luminary cast of klansmen, skinhead murderers, terrorist preachers and radio talk-show personality Michael Savage.

Don’t get me wrong. Savage can infrequently be entertaining when on his medication and not stoked by the audience to discuss the climatological impact of woodburning fireplaces but lumping him in with murderers is a bit much, love.
After all, we don’t have to look too far back in the past to find that the privilege of coming to Britain isn’t so bloody hot in the first place:

HE is the coward for mocking victims of friendly fire’: Families of dead soldiers react with fury to Muslim hate preacher’s taunts
By Andrew Levy and Paul Harris
Last updated at 9:46 AM on 12th March 2009

The families of soldiers killed by friendly fire in Iraq have reacted with fury after a firebrand preacher taunted them over the deaths of their loved ones.

The preacher, the right-hand man to cleric of hate Omar Bakri, went on to attack the ‘vile’ parade. He said the soldiers were ‘terrorists’, comparing them to Nazi troops who ‘cannot be excused for simply carrying out their duty’.

Choudary, 32, posted the comments on a website run by the Islam For The UK group.

He has close links with Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah, the radical Islamist group believed to be behind the application to Bedfordshire Police for permission to stage the protest. ASWJ was founded in 2005 and took in members of Al-Muhajiroun when the Luton-based group formerly led by Bakri was outlawed.

He said: ‘Pathetic and cowardly British soldiers pompously marched through Luton to demonstrate their skill at murdering and torturing thousands of innocent Muslim men, women and children over a 24-month period.

He added: ‘Non-Muslims in Britain must appreciate that the actions of the British soldiers must be condemned unreservedly; they are not heroes but closer to cowards who cannot fight, as their uncanny knack for death by “friendly fire” illustrates.

They are terrorists, and cannot be excused for simply “carrying out their duty”, which incidentally (and vividly) was also used by Nazi soldiers in Germany to justify their notorious and bloody campaigns in the early 20th century.’

Yes. Do lecture the world about your standards for civil behavior while you coddle the Islamic scum suckling at the state teat while they piss on your dead in open public.

Radio personality who most people in Britain would have never heard of? Banned. Radical Islamics who spit and mock your returning soldiers for cleaning up their native countries get a check in the mail courtesy of the British taxpayer. Better yet, let them work at your airports handling the luggage.

Allow me to save everyone some time and voluntarily ban myself from going to England. I hate visiting nursing homes much less ones for Western Civilization. The only thing worse is visiting daycare. In this case, we find Ms. Smith gladly cheering the British Intifada’s baby steps while teaching them to sing “London Bridge Is Falling Down”.

Coward In Chief Sends Briefcase-Wielding Lawyers Into Firefight

The gutless cowards who are now in charge of our government are lunatics. How else do you account for their maniacal fits of inappropriate laughter? Gallows humor, I guess.

I have a feeling Capt. Phillips’ family isn’t laughing right now. But when you have the big, bad U.S. military sitting there handcuffed (even moreso than they were under the PC Bush regime), what do the pirates (Somali muslims) have to fear?

Nothing, with these douchebags giving the orders to do nothing. As Drew so aptly put it over at Ace’s place, Obama. He’s Jimmy Carter without the muscular foreign policy.