Thursday, May 31, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Obama As DC Master Thespian?

TOTUS (Teleprompter of the United States) really deserves a lifetime achievement award for its Best Supporting Actor role. In the immortal words of the Master Thespian "Acting--Genius!"

"No Thank You!"

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Preezy of the United Steezy Works It on Gay Marriage

Perhaps the announcement would have been a smoother transaction if it were done in a slow jammed the news  ala Jimmy Fallon.  

But just after tObama's  announcement there was the happy coincidence  of the $15 million Hollywood fundraiser.  And the Washington (Com)Post was able to gin up a book length top of the fold story about Governor Mitt Romney's (R-MA) high school antics 47 years ago against a student who was mistakenly attributed as being gay.

As they would say in the business "Work it, baby!"

h/t: Michael Ramirez, Investors Business Daily

General Douglas MacArthur on Aging

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012

Rabbis Not Cross with Biden

As Vice President Joe Biden was being introduced before the Rabbinical Assembly meeting in Atlanta, the host seemed to refer to the former Democrat Delaware Senator in the past tense.

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Playing off of this incongruity his rhetorically premature demise, Biden made the sign of the cross and folded his hands in prayer for comedic effect.  The assembled rabbis took no umbrage in this faux faithful gesture and laughed, but the host who could not see the Jester-in-Chief’s gesture seemed rattled until the VP filled him in.

While it is reasonable to appreciate Laughter with the Lord, considering Biden’s acceptance of same sex “marriages”, faithful Catholics wonder if overall Biden  considers his faith a joke too.

Obama Evolution


You're so vain!



P.J. O'Rourke on Literature

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Bonnie Prince Charlie Reads the Weather

To celebrate BBC Scotland's 60th anniversary, the noon-time  Reporting Scotland had a special news reader--none other than the Duke of Rothsay/the Prince of Wales a.k.a. Prince Charles.

The first in line to the British throne had a couple of stumbles in his report.  It was both untelegenic and kind of creepy that Prince Charles had one hand in his suit jacket as he started his tv spot.  Moreover Prince Charles also had a couple of stumbles reading the teleprompter, which he tried to pass off by droll ad lib quips.

May this royal razzle dazzle not give any ideas to people on this side of the pond.  Otherwise Today might be graced by the Celebrity in Chief.  This might cause Al Roker to fade away to nothing. 

Pastor of the “Most Reviled” Congregation in America

House Chaplain Patrick Conroy, S.J.

Father Patrick Conroy, S.J. is the Chaplain for the House of Representatives in Washington, DC.  House Speaker John Boener (R-OH 8th ) nominated the formerly Oregon based Jesuit last May as Republicans took the helm in the 112th Congress.

During an interview with Jesuit Magazine, he was asked if his flock was the most reviled congregation in the country.  Conroy quipped that he had been a chaplain at San Quinton prison, but that he was not making any comparisons

Seriously, Conroy notes that many members are faith filled. While some are firmly convicted others hope that they are acting in faith.  But how practicing one’s faith is manifest depends upon their poltical stife as some believe that caring for the poor is the role for churches. Conversely, others apply social justice through ever expanding government programs for the War on Poverty.

When Chaplain Conroy ministers to Members of the House, he invokes the advice of St. Thomas Aquinas to follow one’s  conscience and to be honest with oneself.

Conroy was coy about his convictions as the House Chaplain needs to be neutral on matters of public policy.  That being said, Conroy urged constituents to communicate with their Congressmen, even if that politician was not their pick, as the Member is still representing you.

H.t: Jesuit

Biden Gets a Clue or Two

L. -V.P. Joe Biden, R.- Jeopardy host Alex Trebek

Vice President Joe Biden appeared on a special Teen Tournament edition of Jeopardy.  The Obama/Biden razzle dazzle extended to the venerable game show with Alex Trebek, where the second in line to the Presidency was reduced to giving video clues about automobiles to those too young to exercise their franchise.


 Since the topic was about automobiles, this was probably intended as being a subtle contribution to the Obama 2012 Re-Election Campaign as it emphasized one of the accomplishments of the Administration, which was "saving" G.M. and Chrysler from bankruptcy by structuring a bankruptcy which gave a significant interest of both companies to the United Autoworkers union and in Chrysler's case, also to a foreign company like Fiat at a taxpayer discount. It reminds viewers of the mantra which Biden introduced "Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive." To again echo Biden: "It was a Big F***ing Deal."

 Pundits can be amazed that Biden actually had a clue for a short while. If only he would not give away clues so quickly. Biden's brash pronouncements on Meet the Press forced President Obama to stop his cynical charade of opposing same sex "marriage" too early, instead of just before the Democrat National Convention in Charlotte this September.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Dynamo Sheila Jackson Lee

Politicians love photo-ops, especially during an election year, as it is free earned media.  But those engaging in those moments of publicity ought to be certain to choose situations which flatter them as well as conveying a desired spin.

Here is a picture of the opening of the Houston Dynamo's new soccer stadium, highlighted by the presence of Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX 18th).

It was not generally thought that Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee had a SHOE loose.


 But considering her safe Congressional seat and her notable quotables, does it really matter other than for political schadenfreude?

Mitt or Monty?

Sometimes caricatures can cause chuckles, even if the premise is flawed.


That being said, may Mitt find better speech coaches for the general election campaign.

 h/t: Mad Magazine

Thomas Sowell on War

Friday, May 4, 2012

Forward March

At least those who built the Pyramids in ancient Egypt were paid in beer.  Perhaps we can all enjoy Dogfish Head's Ta Kenket, which was what brewer Sam  Calagione modeled after the Pharoah worker's libation.

May the 4th Be With You

Celebrating the 35th anniversary of the original Star Wars.   The film, "Star Wars Episode IV- a New Hope" was the start of a cosmic cinematic serial about the forces of good triumphing over the dark side.

It almost makes you want to sing...



Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Obama's Afghan Cover

h/t: AF "Tony" Branco

Social Economics Lessons from the Gipper

Although writer/director/producer Ray Griggs did not generate boffo business at the boxoffice with his first film, "I Want Your Money" still exudes a charm with its clear, conside and comedic explanation on the evils of "spreading the wealth."


The computer animation gently pokes fun at the foibles of politicos on both side of the aisle as demonstrates the virtues of a free market which encourages competition.

Even though the film barely broke on its shoestring budget, some videos from the film have gone viral. The Gipper's lesson is one what we should remember during this election year.

Obamanomics-- A Federal Mogul Race to the Bottom

h/t: AF Branco ConservativeDailyNews

Ronald Reagan on Evil