Archive for November 17, 2009

My mother’s birthday yesterday, the Eleveneleven campaign, car repairs, doctor’s appointments and the pending end of my unemployment claim is taking a lot of my time.

I know the blogs anniversary is coming up but I have an awful lot on my mind, and I hate to admit I’m been very down on myself that I haven’t risen above the problems.

If you see only a post or two a day for the next week or so that is why.

You know there is nothing as tolerant as the tolerant left:

From the video: Supporters of President Obama’s Amnesty plans attacked Tea Party Against Amnesty & Illegal Immigration demonstrators in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Sat. November 14, 2009. One of the men attacked is 62 years old. Dave Caulkett of FLIMEN (Floridians for Immigration Enforcement) is assaulted and then kicked in the face while he is down. The other camera man from the Tea Party is hit with several signs.

You mean to say that the left would commit violence against people who disagree with them? It is possible that Ken Gladney wasn’t an aberration? (How is it that although the police report clearly AND the video shows assault it hasn’t been pursued anyway?)

How does the left tell the tale? I’m sure they will condemn this violence… (cough cough) here is crooks and liars:

I’ve been warning for awhile that there is a violent element already involved in the immigration debate, and when they become empowered by the “tea party” types, it’s going to get ugly. Looks like the debate hasn’t even started yet, and it already is.

There that wasn’t so hard was it? FOOLED YOU he is referring to the Tea Party protesters as the violent ones. Powerline sees what is coming:

We conservatives have long talked about our willingness to fight for freedom. In a sense, that’s generally been metaphorical, especially when talking about domestic rather than foreign enemies. With the far left now on the march, however, it isn’t metaphorical any more. It’s just one more sign of the Age of Obama–fighting in the streets, as the extreme Left has been empowered as never before.

The election of president Obama and his Chicago gang has enabled the Chicago style thugs who supported. This is not a bug it is a feature.

And remember we did this to ourselves as a nation.

Will it make the MSM? Did Gladney?

is this Tweet:

hey Chinese government – i found a way to sneak around your firewall on my laptop to get to twitter. Dont fear freedom, Chinese government. about 12 hours ago from web
jaketapper

He is putting himself out there and China has a long memory, does he care? No! This explains why he isn’t worried about challenging this White House, if he’s not afraid of China he certainly isn’t going to be afraid of Obama.

He even gets to the bottom of the bow:

“This picture shows two things,” my friend writes.

“1) The ‘right’ is wrong about Obama’s bow.

“2) The ‘left’ is wrong about Obama’s bow.

“His bow is neither (1) unprecedented nor (2) a sign of cultural understanding.

“At their 1971 meeting in Alaska, the first visit of a Japanese Emperor to America, President Nixon bowed and referred to Emperor Hirohito and his wife repeatedly as ‘Your Imperial Majesties.'”

and he explains why the left is wrong too (although other than anti-communism Nixon was very much a liberal republican).

The bow as he performed did not just display weakness in Red State terms, but evoked weakness in Japanese terms….The last thing the Japanese want or need is a weak looking American president and, again, in all ways, he unintentionally played that part.

Would there be anyone worth paying attention to in the Washington press corps if he wasn’t there, (excluding of course the wonderful Byron York)?

Exit question: How long before he ends up at Fox when the White House gets sick of dealing with him?

comes from who else, Jay Nordlinger:

George W. Bush used to mock mercilessly the idea of taking Islamofascists to court. He’d say things like, “They didn’t know what they were getting into, those terrorists. They probably thought we’d take ’em to court!” On one occasion, he said, “See, they thought we’d probably just file a lawsuit or two!”

Well, I guess that’s what Americans do: file lawsuits. Long ago, it passed baseball as the national pastime.

It is moments like this that I miss President Bush so much you can’t believe it.

Update: Can you believe there is no Memeorandum thread on it at the moment?