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Ramirez

The real deadly storm!

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Yeah, right.

President Obama required two heavy-duty teleprompters on Monday during a three-minute speech in which he nominated Alan Krueger to serve as chairman of his Council of Economic Advisers.

“I am very pleased to appoint Alan and I look forward to working with him,” Obama said, staring at the large, flat-screen monitor to his right, then shifting his eyes to the teleprompter on his left.

 

This asswipe can’t make a controlled announcement of a new appointment without a teleprompter.  He cannot do an unscripted moment without screwing it up.  He is little more than an Affirmative Action wind up doll who does what his masters program into him.

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Apparently the Obama-goons raid on Gibson guitars (which are entirely made in the US) may have a partisan motive.

It’s worth pointing out that Henry E. Juszkiewicz, Gibson’s Chief Executive Officer, is a donor to a couple of Republican politicians. According to the Open Secrets database, Juszkiewicz donated $2000 to Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN07) last year, as well as $1500 to Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN). Juszkiewicz also has donated $10,000 to the Consumer Electronics Association, a PAC that contributed $92.5k to Republican candidates last year, as opposed to $72k to Democrats. (The CEA did, however, contribute more to Democrats in the 2008 election cycle.)

One of Gibson’s leading competitors is C.F. Martin & Company. The C.E.O., Chris Martin IV, is a long-time Democratic supporter, with $35,400 in contributions to Democratic candidates and the DNC over the past couple of election cycles. According to C.F. Martin’s catalog, several of their guitars contain “East Indian Rosewood.” In case you were wondering, that is the exact same wood in at least ten of Gibson’s guitars.

imagine what would happen if Bush had treated Martin the way Obama treats Gibson? The cries for impeachment would be deafening.

 Oh the kicker?  Martin guitars are made in Mexico.

h/t to John Hinderacker who adds an “amusing” CODA to the story:

Oh, one more thing: if Gibson has violated the Lacey Act, so, perhaps, has Michelle Obama, who gave French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy a Gibson Hummingbird acoustic guitar with a rosewood fret.

Hot Air has more on this bit of hypocrisy:

Does someone think she’s above the law? Looks like it. But, then, this isn’t the first evidence we have that Michelle thinks she’s the queen.

To which Glenn Reynold reminds us that “Laws are for little people.”

This, my friends is thuggery.  It’s the behavior we have come to associate with Third-World dictators.  And Chicago machine politicians. 

this begs the question: How would Obama behave if (when?) he loses the 2012 election?  Will he be gracious in defeat? (Stop snickering!)  Will be have a juvenile hissy fit and turn his minions lose to do adolescent retaliatory pranks (like removing the “W”s from computer keyboards in the White House?  Or will he just ignore the results and the Constitution, like he has all through his reign, and just refuse to relinquish office?  Would the thoroughly politicized Department of Justice actually enforce the law, or would they back their patron. 

You’re not worried about that?  You damn well should be.

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QOTD

 “[I]n our upside-down world of race, a Clarence Thomas or a Condoleezza Rice, who grew up amid the authentic African-American struggle against Jim Crow, could never quite be as legitimately “black” as was Barack Obama (preppie, half-white/half-Kenyan), simply because liberal identity politics offers instant superficial authentication in a way real life cannot.” – Victor Davis Hanson

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So the NY Slimes tells us. 

Oh good grief, won’t they ever give up?  Hurricanes, like residual matter, happen.  It’s part of living on the coast. 

By the way, NPR thinks that Irene is the first storm to hit the east coast “in decades.”  Which is either ignorance or a bold-faced line. Does anyone remember Frances?  It was far more damaging than Irene. Edna and Agnes were both far more deadly, but mentioning them would wreck the narrative.  They were also outside the “decades” window, so I will give the National Progressive Radio a pass on that. 

Admittedly, the warnings were dire and I don’t disagree at all with EMA’s decision to respond over cautiously.  I think that was wise.  It’s better to be over-prepared than under prepared any time.

Meanwhile, this morning was glorious.

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“[Biden] could show up at a Russian state funeral in a Speedo and pith helmet, singing the Alvin and the Chipmunks B-sides, and NBC’s Andrea Mitchell would lead with the disturbing reports that Sarah Palin quoted Biden inaccurately on her Twitter account.” – Jonah Goldberg

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They never have protests like this in my town! (P.S. There is nothing indecent shown…)

The comments over at Knoxnews site are hilarious.  I do tend to agree with this comment, though

Both men and women past a certain age and/or weight should look in the mirror and ask themselves “do I really want to abuse the public by going topless?”

 

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