Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Shanken Parody Song

Paul Shanken: Obama's Kids' Songs of the Revolution

Consumer group asks State of Virginia to reclassify PETA as slaughterhouse

Dear Commissioner Haymore,

The Norfolk-based People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) enjoys nonprofit status as a “humane society” and “releasing agency” as defined in Virginia Code § 3.1-796.66. But when PETA filed its required online “Animal Record” report for the year 2006, it reported something startling.

Setting aside the dogs and cats the group sterilized that year, PETA euthanized (killed) 97.4 percent of all the domestic animals it took in.[1] This percentage has been steadily increasing each year since 2001, when PETA’s “kill rate” was 72.4 percent. In 2006, the state average for “humane societies” was less than 35 percent.

In 2006, PETA employees killed 2,980 dogs, cats, and other pets; they transferred 46 to other Virginia releasing agencies; they adopted out only 12.

Whole Letter...

Monday, September 28, 2009

Palin finishes memoir

Going Rogue: An AmericanLife
OLD Blitzer interview:

Sarcozy challenges US policy as "virtual"

Obama: “We must never stop until we see the day when nuclear arms have been banished from the face of the earth.”
Sarkozy: “We live in the real world, not the virtual world. And the real world expects us to take decisions.”
The rest of Sarkozy’s remarks were, well, remarkable:
“President Obama dreams of a world without weapons … but right in front of us two countries are doing the exact opposite.
“Iran since 2005 has flouted five security council resolutions. North Korea has been defying council resolutions since 1993.
“I support the extended hand of the Americans, but what good has proposals for dialogue brought the international community? More uranium enrichment and declarations by the leaders of Iran to wipe a UN member state off the map,” he continued, referring to Israel.
The sharp-tongued French leader even implied that Mr Obama’s resolution 1887 had used up valuable diplomatic energy.
“If we have courage to impose sanctions together it will lend viability to our commitment to reduce our own weapons and to making a world without nuke weapons,” he said.
Mr Sarkozy has previously called the US president’s disarmament crusade “naive.”
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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Keep Up The Fight for Freedom

WSJ delusional about Republican Primaries.

Kimberly Strassel's interview with Mitch Daniels starts out this way:

'You'll be the first to know," laughs Mitch Daniels. But "don't hang around the phone."

The Indiana governor is answering a question he gets asked a lot these days. Will he run for president? He keeps saying no, but the collapse of such GOP notables as Sarah Palin and Mark Sanford has people looking north. Mr. Daniels is today something rare indeed: a popular Republican.

Nothing seems as odd to me as conservatives treating the current situation as if nothing has changed--no shameless and newly over the top propaganda from the networks and other fringe media, no tea party movement, no obscene, nation-reshuffling spending, no anti-American czars advising the President.

No--Mrs Palin and Glenn Beck are just goofy people making non-typical decisions for no particular reason.  (And I'm thinking of her brilliant resignation, here.)

I guess if you make the decision at the outset not to bring ideas like "morality" too deeply into the discussion, things like moral outrage, which Palin and Beck so perfectly personify, never make much sense.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Palin Speech splits New York, Asia WSJ Editorial Boards

Mary Kissel, editor of the Editorial Page of WSJ-Asia, seems like a blast from the past in her willingness to give Mrs. Palin the credit she deserves as Palin brought the dignity of human rights and traditional wisdom to jarring international issues this week in her speech to investors in Hong Kong. WSJ-Asia praised the speech in the day after Palin took the stage, but today's stateside paper printed only a catty "news" story regarding the speech that read like a snarky review out of the gay press. Sad.

Kissel's outlook reminds me of the WSJ's (NY)Editorial Board's vision statement:
We speak for free markets and free people, the principles, if you will, marked in the watershed year of 1776 by Thomas Jefferson's Declaration of Independence and Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations." So over the past century and into the next, the Journal stands for free trade and sound money; against confiscatory taxation and the ukases of kings and other collectivists; and for individual autonomy against dictators, bullies and even the tempers of momentary majorities.

Hannity's Panel | Mrs. Palin's HK Speech

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Anne Harpen ReMix | Walk the Streets in Anger

Cell Video and reactions frm Hong Kong

Looks to tax cuts as part of solution

She called for tax cuts as well as the elimination of the capital gains and estate tax. Then, she said, the world will "watch the U.S. economy roar back to life."

A view from Main Street

“Maybe you’re hoping to hear me discuss the derivations of the formula for effective rate of protection, followed by a brief discussion of the monetary approach to the balance of payments,” she said. “If time allows, a quick summary of factor price equalization. Maybe some thoughts on quantitative easing, but that’s for next time. Because I have spent my life closer to Main Street. That’s what I want to talk about is that view from Main Street,” she said.

"The government ordered the loosening of lending standards"

“Lack of government wasn’t the problem, government policies were the problem. The marketplace didn’t fail. It became exactly as common sense would expect it to,” she said. “The government ordered the loosening of lending standards. The Federal Reserve kept interest rates low. The government forced lending institutions to give loans to people who as I say, couldn’t afford them. Speculators spotted new investment vehicles, jumped on board and rating agencies underestimated risks. So many to be blamed on so many different levels, but the fact remains that these people were responding to a market solution created by government policies that ran contrary to common sense,” she said.

On the Fed

“How can we discuss reform without addressing the government policies at the root of the problems? The root of the collapse? And how can we think that setting up the Fed as the monitor of systemic risk in the financial sector will result in meaningful reform?” she said. “The words ‘fox’ and ‘henhouse’ come to mind. The Fed’s decisions helped create the bubble. Look at the root cause of most asset bubbles, and you’ll see the Fed somewhere in the background.”

Good tidings from Alaska to Hong Knog

Alaska exported more than $700 million of goods, $700 million in goods to china during my first year in office, and that increased again in 2008. Minerals and seafood, and second only to Japan. No doubt some of the fruits of our labor, even mine and Todd’s, ended up here on dinner tables because we commercial fish in Bristol Bay. And either as whole Salmon or caviar, commercial fishing is really tough business. And in tough conditions, we even used to laugh about this, thinking that we’re putting together such delicacies for the other side of the world, is how we referred to it. Over 70% of our exports came from wild organic fresh Alaska seafood, and our potential for more is massive because Alaska has the world’s richest seafood industry. We have the world’s most abundant salmon spawning grounds right there in Bristol Bay.

“We have much in common with Hong Kong. We’re both young and transient, independent and libertarian. Places that continue to show the world, the power and the resilience of the free market system at a time when too many are questioning it. So for Alaska, which is the air crossroads of the world, to this prosperous dynamic force in the world, Hong Kong, I bring good tidings, wishes for more blessing and vibrant life and even more freedom.”


She called [the unnamed President's] campaign promises "nebulous, utopian sounding…Now 10 months later, though, a lot of Americans are asking: more government? Is that the change we want?"

Challenge to China to reform as it "rises"

In her speech, she called the Obama administration’s decision to impose duties on Chinese tires a “mistake” and said America’s alliance with Japan “must continue to be the linchpin” of regional security.
“We simply cannot turn a blind eye to China’s policies and actions that could undermine international peace and security. China has some 1,000 missiles aimed at Taiwan and no serious observer believes that it poses a military threat to Beijing,” she said. “Those same Chinese forces made our friends in Japan and Australia kinda nervous. China provides support for some of the most questionable regimes from Sudan to Burma to Zimbabwe.”

Palin said her comments did not show any hostility towards China. “We simply want them to rise responsibly,” she said.

Trade with China will grow, including exports of U.S. high- tech goods, “we need China to improve the rule of law and protect intellectual property,” though for that to happen she said. “In the end, though, our economic relationship will truly thrive when Chinese citizens and foreign corporations can hold the Chinese government accountable when their actions are unjust.”

In Hong Kong speech to Investors, Palin reaches out to Pacfic Rim nations

We have a special place in our hearts in Alaska for the Pacific Rim. You are Alaska’s neighbors and partners. Alaska is one of America’s most trade-oriented states and by providing more than 60% of Alaska’s top ten export markets, Asia plays a key role in sustaining Alaska’s economy.

Personally, I’ve always been really interested in the ideas too about the land bridge. Ideas that maybe so long ago, had allowed Alaska to be physically connected to this part of our world so many years ago. My husband and my children, they’re part [unintelligible] Eskimo, Alaskan natives. They’re our first people, and the connection that may have brought ancestors from here to there is fascinating to me. Making our world seem a little bit smaller, more united, to consider that connection that allowed sharing of peoples and bloodlines and wildlife and flora and fauna, that connection to me is quite fascinating.

Finally, financial debacle soundly blamed on US Federal Government

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, in what was billed as her first public-speaking engagement outside North America, blamed the world financial crisis on government excesses and called for a new round of deregulation and tax cuts for U.S. businesses.

"We got into this mess because of government interference in the first place," the former Republican U.S. vice presidential candidate said Wednesday at a conference sponsored by investment firm CLSA Asia Pacific Markets. "We're not interested in government fixes, we're interested in freedom," she added.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Only pro-Palin Bushite on stratergizing.

“I can’t answer what her strategy is, but I can say that it’s working,” said GOP strategist Mary Matalin.

Wallace calls Obama White House"Cry Babies"

Rush not speaking but on the schedule at VVS

REPORTER: A summit for conservative voters gets underway. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and more than two dozen speakers will address the conservative Values Voters summit in Washington. Others scheduled to address the summit include Rush Limbaugh.

REPORTER: Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal and more than two dozen speakers will address the conservative Values Voters summit in Washington. Others scheduled to address that summit include Limbaugh.

RUSH: Uh, I'm not going to be there. I didn't even know it was happening. I am going to be in Washington on a super-secret mission but I'm not making a speech anywhere. But where's the filter at NBC?

Friday, September 18, 2009

Journalist humiliated when playing field is leveled.

Track Palin returning home.

Track Palin is finishing up his tour of duty with the Army in Iraq. 

Russia works toward a new map of the world.

“It’s not good,” said former Polish president and Solidarity leader Lech Walesa.

“I can see what kind of policy the Obama administration is pursuing towards this part of Europe,” Mr Walesa said. “The way we are being approached needs to change.”

Telegraph Analysis: Putin Will be Smiling
Telegraph Video:

Constitution Day

The Constitution of the United States was created by the people of the United States composing the respective states, who alone had the right.” - James Madison

Today marks the 222nd anniversary of the formation and signing of our Constitution. The United States Constitution is one of the greatest founding documents in history because it charted a bold new path in the realm of political theory. Not only does the Constitution establish checks and balances within the federal government, it also divides power among the federal government, the states, and the people. The Founders understood that it is the nature of government to grow at the expense of the people’s liberty; and with that in mind, they established a form of government that would be limited in scope and power in order to maximize power to the people.

Today, let’s also take the opportunity to thank our armed forces. The weight of defending our liberty rests on their shoulders, and because of their efforts and sacrifice, we can celebrate the 222nd anniversary of the formation of our Constitution.

- Sarah Palin


Monday, September 14, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

Jon Voight Defends Israel, says, "I know Jane."

Instapundit blogs on telling clash between Jon Voight and Jane Fonda.


It has been eight years since the United States suffered the worst attack on our soil since Pearl Harbor. As we look back, we should take stock of what has transpired since then. We have sent our nation's soldiers into battlefields far from home to defend us. These brave men and women live in treacherous conditions, facing improvised roadside bombs, suicide bombers and other attacks. Yet they fight on in their mission to defend the United States and all of us without complaint.

Our all-volunteer service is made up of Americans of all races, creeds, and economic backgrounds. These soldiers are on the front lines of this battle, and there are others in the fight as well. We must continue to give our utmost support to the United States military and those that support their efforts. In light of this, I have added my name to a letter sent to President Obama urging him to remain committed to prosecuting the War on Terror in Afghanistan. Never have so few defended the liberty of so many. We must continue to support their mission because they will continue to fight for us.

President Reagan ended his first inaugural with this story:

Under one such marker lies a young man-Martin Treptow-who left his job in a small town barber shop in 1917 to go to France with the famed Rainbow Division. There, on the western front, he was killed trying to carry a message between battalions under heavy artillery fire. We are told that on his body was found a diary. On the flyleaf under the heading, "My Pledge," he had written these words: "America must win this war. Therefore, I will work, I will save, I will sacrifice, I will endure, I will fight cheerfully and do my utmost, as if the issue of the whole struggle depended on me alone." The crisis we are facing today does not require of us the kind of sacrifice that Martin Treptow and so many thousands of others were called upon to make. It does require, however, our best effort, and our willingness to believe in ourselves and to believe in our capacity to perform great deeds; to believe that together, with God's help, we can and will resolve the problems which now confront us. And, after all, why shouldn't we believe that? We are Americans. God bless you, and thank you.

As we look back to that tragic day eight years ago we take pride in the fact that we came together as a nation in the days, months and years that followed. We rose to the challenge that fateful day and we still can. And why shouldn't we believe that? We are Americans.

I thank all our servicemen and women, in and out of uniform, for keeping us safe over the last eight years in the face of enormous odds.

Please thank a veteran today. They certainly do not look for those thanks, but they have more than earned it.

- Sarah Palin via facebook

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Senator Jim DeMint calls Govorner Palin's WSJ article "Excellent" (Foxnews Sep 08 2009)

Rick Santorum: Sarah Palin is absolutely right

Bill O'Reilly: Ride2Recovery are Patriots (Foxnews 09/10/09)

No American Should Have to Choose Between Health Insurance and Getting Drunk

New Andrew Brietbart Project: Big Government Breaks ACORN Story

Facebook response to Obama's speech

In fact, after promising to “make sure that no government bureaucrat .... gets between you and the health care you need,” the President repeated his call for an Independent Medicare Advisory Council -- an unelected, largely unaccountable group of bureaucrats charged with containing Medicare costs. He did not disavow his own statement that such a group, working outside of “normal political channels,” should guide decisions regarding that “huge driver of cost ... the chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives....” He did not disavow the statements of his health care advisor, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, and continuing to pay his salary with taxpayer dollars proves a commitment to his beliefs. The President can keep making unsupported assertions, but until he directly responds to the arguments I’ve made, I’m going to call him out too. ... (read in entirety.)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Eric Cantor Tweeting During Obama Sniping At Bush

Mrs Palin's Tom Paine-like wsj Op-Ed

Obama and the Bureaucratization of Health Care

Common sense tells us that the government's attempts to solve large problems more often create new ones. Common sense also tells us that a top-down, one-size-fits-all plan will not improve the workings of a nationwide health-care system that accounts for one-sixth of our economy. And common sense tells us to be skeptical when President Obama promises that the Democrats' proposals "will provide more stability and security to every American." Read entire WSJ Op-Ed...