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  • Occupy Haight Ashbury

    10/06/2011 12:39:49 PM PDT · by theothercheek · 8 replies
    PRonlineNews.com ^ | October 6, 2011 | The Stiletto
    The "Occupy Wall Street" protesters finally figured out what they want – sorta; their Website lists 13 proposed demands. As a beleaguered taxpayer, conservative and patriotic American, The Stiletto has her own list of demands for President Barack Hussein Obama, Congress and the Supreme Court – her revolution will be televised on C-SPAN: Demand one: Restoration of the living wage. This demand can only be met by stopping the endless flow of illegal immigrants into our country to work at wages that are not only below a “living wage” – which the brains behind Occupy Wall Street have pegged...
  • The Early Republican Field Is Less Hungersville, More “The Hunger Games”

    05/21/2011 9:11:56 AM PDT · by theothercheek
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | May 20, 2011 | The Stiletto
    The Republican presidential field is starting to look like “ The Hunger Games,” with those who had no fight in them, those who overplayed their hand and those who were undisciplined out of the fight to the finish before the real contest begins. Mitt Romney - a stronger, well-fed combatant - is eager to enter the arena. Alarmed by the alacrity with which at least half a dozen contenders fell by the wayside, some well-heeled spectators are rushing to support him even before they have a chance to size up the other combatants – some of whom are in stealth...
  • THE DAILY BLADE: Obama’s Kin Disown Him (Politically)

    03/21/2011 8:20:16 PM PDT · by theothercheek · 21 replies
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | March 21, 2011 | The Stiletto
    Ancestry.com found 28 living relatives of President Barack Hussein Obama who share a common Irish ancestor on his mother’s side of the family. Now, most of us would be mighty proud that one of our kin made it all the way to the White House. But The Associated Press apparently could not find a blood relation who voted for Obama.
  • THE OTHER SHOE DROPS: A current events round-up for conservatives

    03/21/2011 8:17:38 PM PDT · by theothercheek
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | March 21, 2011 | The Stiletto
    Obama - Not McCain - Will Be Bush III; Living In These Mad, Mad, Madoff Times; SOTU = Stuff Our Taxes Underwrite; How To Tell When A “Hate Crime” Has Been Committed; Is Hillary Clinton Campaigning For President? … and more …
  • Stuff Our Taxes Underwrite

    01/27/2011 9:38:06 AM PST · by theothercheek · 3 replies
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | January 266, 2011 | The Stiletto
    President Barack Hussein Obama ended the State of the Union address with the ritualistic intonation: “the state of our union is strong.” But if the SOTU is to serve its intended Constitutional purpose, after “congratulating the men and women of the 112th Congress, as well as your new Speaker, John Boehner” and “pray[ing] for the health of our colleague - and our friend - Gabby Giffords, Obama should have begun by telling Congress, “It's no secret the state of our union is under significant duress.” Instead of telling Congress, “Two years after the worst recession most of us have ever known,...
  • Radical Environmentalist Hostage-Taker’s Manifesto Includes Stuff Obama’s Czars Have Advocated

    09/02/2010 7:02:08 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 5 replies
    The Stiletto ^ | September 1, 2010 | The Stiletto
    James Jay Lee, who took three people hostages at the Discovery Channel headquarters in Silver Sprints, MD,while wearing "metalic canisters" strapped to his chest and back that he claimed were bombs, was shot dead by SWAT officers when he became agitated after four hours of negotiations and pulled out a handgun. In addition to being from Hawaii, according to his manifesto - in which he took on the role of The Discovery Channel’s program director - Lee was ... † Pro-abortion, and wanted people sterilized to promote population control: “[P]eople can live WITHOUT giving birth to more filthy human children...
  • John Edwards: The Ultimate King of Heels?

    02/07/2010 12:37:26 PM PST · by theothercheek · 26 replies · 959+ views
    FOX News ^ | February 6, 2010 | The Stiletto
    A spate of salacious new details about John Edwards’ affair with Rielle Hunter – and his handlers’ desperate, and possibly felonious, attempts at damage control – has become the source of endless talk recently with the publication of the bestselling campaign post-mortem “Game Change” and former campaign aide Andrew Young’s tell-all, “The Politician.” Edwards is just one in a long line of ambitious pols to cheat on his wife, and his affair with Hunter shares a number of interesting parallels with the sex scandals of previous presidents and candidates for the office.
  • Why Won't Obama Hear Our Call?

    01/29/2010 11:57:40 AM PST · by theothercheek · 19 replies · 617+ views
    FOX News ^ | January 28, 2010 | The Stiletto
    In a speech at the University of Denver in 2008 just days before the Super Tuesday primaries, then-Senator Barack Obama said: "Democrats will win in November and build a majority in Congress not by nominating a candidate who will unite the other party against us, but by choosing one who can unite this country around a movement for change.” Well, a year into his presidency Obama finds Republicans -- in both houses of Congress -- as well as moderate and independent voters, united against his expensive and unpopular agenda, and he made it clear that the White House is "not...
  • Obama's Afghan Plan -- Appetizer, Entree and Dessert

    12/05/2009 11:54:00 AM PST · by theothercheek · 2 replies · 454+ views
    FOX Forum ^ | December 3. 2009 | The Stiletto
    President Obama’s speeches are a lot like a Chinese dinner -- Tuesday night's West Point speech on Afghanistan was no exception. They consist of heaping helpings of impressive-sounding but empty phrases (“we will go forward with the confidence that right makes might and with the commitment to forge … a future that represents not the deepest of fears but the highest of hopes”). And an hour later, you’re left wondering what, exactly, he said he would commit to (“The 30,000 additional troops that I'm announcing tonight will … help create the conditions for the United States to transfer responsibility to...
  • The Nobel Peace Prize? Really?

    10/09/2009 3:47:23 PM PDT · by theothercheek · 9 replies · 895+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | October 9, 2000 | The Stiletto
    President Barack Hussein Obama has won the Nobel Peace Prize for his contributions to world peace in the two weeks between January 21, 2009, when he was inaugurated into office, and the February 1, 2009 deadline for nominations. Which is to say, nothing. Zero. Nada. Zilch. And nine months into his only term in office, he’s not accomplished a single thing more. With a nod to “Saturday Night Live”:† Has he halted North Korea’s nuclear program? Uh, no.† Has he gotten Iran to abandon its nuclear ambitions? Nope.† Has he stopped the genocide in Darfur? Uh-uh.† Has he achieved peace...
  • Blood and Treasure On the Empire State Building

    09/30/2009 9:24:25 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 8 replies · 437+ views
    FOX News ^ | September 30, 2009 | The Stiletto
    Considering that communist China is financing $800 billion of the $11.8 trillion government debt incurred by the largest capitalist economy in the world, it is sadly ironic that the Empire State Building -- built during the Great Depression with American steel, a testament to the “can-do” spirit of our nation -- would drape itself in red and yellow lights tonight on September 30, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
  • Gitmo Detainees Have A “Cadillac” Healthcare Plan

    09/29/2009 5:26:06 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 3 replies · 579+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | September 28, 2009 | The Stiletto
    Judith Miller, an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a FOX News contributor, was given a tour of Gitmo a couple of weeks ago, and reports that ... the detainees get a level of medical care that few Americans can afford - even if they were covered by “Cadillac” health insurance plans, like members of Congress. ...Assuming the 226 detainees all see a healthcare provider the same number of times a year [each makes] 34 visits [to the medical center] per year – without any co-pays or other out-of-pocket fees. And with a 1:2 ratio of healthcare providers to...
  • Oy, Oy, Oy! Barack Hussein Obama

    09/26/2009 5:49:28 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 7 replies · 611+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | September 25, 2009 | The Stiletto
    Mm, mmm, mm!Barack Hussein ObamaHe said that all must lend a handTo make our 57 states strong again Mmm, mmm, mm!Barack Hussein ObamaHe said we must be fair todaySo “sweeties” must get equal pay Mmm, mmm, mm!Barack Hussein ObamaHe said he will reach out his handTo the enemies of our land Mmm, mmm, mm!Barack Hussein ObamaHe said red, yellow, black or typical white personGuess whose wealth I’m gonna spread? Mmm, mmm, mm!Barack Hussein ObamaOy! Mmm, mmm, mm!Barack Hussein Obama
  • Why Shouldn’t Illegals Get Government Healthcare?

    09/20/2009 11:00:38 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 51 replies · 2,172+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | September 18, 2009 | The Stiletto
    In response to Rep. Joe Wilson’s (R-SC) question about whether illegal aliens will be eligible for taxpayer-subsidized health insurance coverage under Dem healthcare “reform” proposals, liberals have answered, “Why shouldn’t they be?” [NOTE: It is a copyright violation to copy and paste this entire post. Please click on the link to read the rest.]
  • Kanye West’s Racist Outburst At The MTV Awards

    09/16/2009 5:55:04 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 6 replies · 682+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | September 16, 2009 | The Stiletto
    Check out this parody of Maureen Dowd's Joe Wilson column. [NOTE: It is a copyright violation to copy and paste this post in its entirety, so please click on the link to read it.]
  • THE DAILY BLADE: Depends What The Meaning Of The Word “Liar” Is

    09/16/2009 5:47:26 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 1 replies · 411+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | September 16, 2009 | The Stiletto
    The House of Representatives voted along party lines 240 to 179 to issue a symbolic (this is to say, toothless) resolution stating that the august body “disapproves” of Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) interrupting President Barack Hussein Obama’s speech by shouting “You lie!” during the joint session of Congress held on Sept. 9, 2009 ... House guidelines on the rules of debate say it is impermissible to refer to the president as a liar. ... Wilson called the president out for a particular lie about a particular aspect of his health “reform” proposal, and did not suggest that every word out...
  • Never Mind Marxism. Will An Obama Administration Be Totalitarian?: Part II

    09/11/2009 1:41:00 PM PDT · by theothercheek · 13 replies · 1,055+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | September 11, 2009 | The Stiletto
    Examining President Barack Hussein Obama’s ubiquity – even when your favorite TV show has not been pre-empted yet again by one of his prime time speeches or press conferences, you can still watch his Public Service Announcement (video link) about national service that gets heavy rotation, even on FOX – an unabashedly worshipful article by Jennifer Senior in New York magazine noted: “Since occupying the White House, Barack Obama has hosted fifteen town-hall meetings; appeared in more than 800 images on the White House Flickr photo-stream; and held four prime-time press conferences, the same number held by George W. Bush...
  • Obama’s Healthcare Speech: Same Old, Same Old

    09/10/2009 3:17:01 PM PDT · by theothercheek · 307+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | September 10, 2009 | The Stiletto
    Skipping over all the flowery bits at the beginning and end of President Barack Hussein Obama’s 48-minute long address to a joint session of Congress on healthcare, what's left is:* Disingenuousness (“We spend one-and-a-half times more per person on health care than any other country, but we aren't any healthier for it” and “The reforms I'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally”); * Obfuscation “The public insurance option would have to be self-sufficient and rely on the premiums it collects,” “I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits” and “The plan...
  • Average Americans To Liberals: Existential Angst Over Torture? It’s All You.

    09/07/2009 1:58:18 PM PDT · by theothercheek · 5 replies · 768+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | September 2, 2009 | The Stiletto
    Is torture un-American? Boston Globe columnist Derrick Jackson lays it on the line: “The more Dick Cheney defends torture, the more we Americans must end our tortured ambivalence. Either we are above using the same interrogation practices that police states use, or we are are not” [sic]. ... Americans have made their feelings on the issue quite clear, but Jackson just can’t handle the truth. He insists that “as Cheney continues to defend the dark side - even without conclusive proof that waterboarding coughed up critical intelligence - he is daring Americans to come out of the shadows to demand...
  • Is This Any Way To Run A Transition?

    08/28/2009 11:24:49 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 365+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | August 26, 2009 | The Stiletto
    Back in January, Hendrik Hertzberg, a senior editor at The New Yorker, confidently opined, “Obama’s transition has unspooled in much the same way his campaign did: smoothly, calmly, and on time.” Mind you, this was almost two weeks after the Richardson debacle. Exactly a month after Hertzberg’s assessment, the New York Times observed: “President Obama blasted through all sorts of speed records pushing a $787 billion economic plan through Congress, arguing it was too urgent to wait. But even after signing it into law Tuesday, he faces another problem: virtually no one is in place at his cabinet departments to...
  • We Fight Them Over There … And Invite Them Over Here

    08/27/2009 4:34:38 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 3 replies · 639+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | August 26, 2009 | The Stiletto
    On the fifth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on the U.S. The Stiletto wondered why President George W. Bush was expanding a program that brought young Saudi men to study in our universities – quintupling the number to 15,000: "The Stiletto doubts that exposing young Saudis to American education and culture will make them more sympathetic to us – it may well have the opposite effect, and reinforce the fundamentalist Muslim view of America as a decadent and immoral society." Well, guess what Khalid Shaikh Mohammed told CIA interrogators about the effect that an American college education...
  • Al Sharpton: Still Race-Baiting After All These Years

    08/25/2009 4:58:41 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 6 replies · 451+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | August 24, 2009 | The Stiletto
    Twenty years after the 1989 murder of black teenager Yusuf Hawkins by a white mob in Bensonhurst, the Rev. Al Sharpton joined the victim’s family and friends at the Brooklyn cemetery where he is buried. ...Two years from now will mark the 20th anniversary of the murder of Jewish rabbinical student Yankel Rosenbaum during the Crown Heights riot – which Sharpton helped instigate. ... The Stiletto will have to wait another two years to learn how Sharpton plans to commemorate Rosenbaum’s murder, seeing as how he protested civil rights charges being brought against his killer. [NOTE: There was media bias...
  • Nationalized Healthcare Always Leads To Rationing

    08/24/2009 6:48:37 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 4 replies · 672+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | August 21, 2009 | The Stiletto
    Americans who remember the 1973 and 1979 oil crises – being allowed to buy gas on alternate days, depending upon whether their license plate ended with an odd or even number, and waiting an hour or more in a line that stretched several blocks until getting to the pump – understand healthcare rationing all too well. They also know that conservation and increased fuel efficiency did little to mitigate gas shortages in 2004 and 2008 – caused in part by government meddling in the free market - nor to slow down the rate of growth in the price of domestic...
  • Why Obama Is a Lame Duck

    08/21/2009 4:22:58 PM PDT · by theothercheek · 43 replies · 1,486+ views
    FOX News ^ | August 21, 2009 | The Stiletto
    Just seven months into his term -- and 14 months before the 2010 midterm election -- and could it be, is President Obama already a lame duck? With his passive management style -- which inevitably led to overreaching and heavy-handedness by Congressional Democrats Obama has made himself largely irrelevant on many of the issues he ran on, from health care "reform" to "resetting" our foreign relations. Here are seven signs that Obama's political suasion is waning.[NOTE: Copying and reposting this in full is a copyright violation, which is why I posted only the introductory bit.]
  • Sarah Palin Makes Dems Cry “Uncle” On Death Panels

    08/14/2009 4:03:52 PM PDT · by theothercheek · 9 replies · 1,212+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | August 14, 2009 | The Stiletto
    On a Facebook post, former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) puts the lie to The New York Times’ assertion that “the rumor that government-sponsored ‘death panels’ to decide which patients were worthy of living seemed to arise from nowhere." Had Times reporters Jim Rutenberg and Jackie Calmes read her commentary – which was posted the day before their article was published, they would have known that the death panels are real, and where to read up on the details. Palin makes a solid case that healthcare “reform,” as originally envisioned by Democrats, would lead to rationed care and put a price...
  • Liberals Are Accessories To Crimes Against Women

    08/13/2009 7:53:37 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 3 replies · 366+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | August 12, 2009 | The Stiletto
    Commenting about the recent shooting at a fitness center near Pittsburgh in which three women were killed and nine others wounded by a gunman who then killed himself, New York Times columnist Bob Herbert writes: We’ve seen this tragic ritual so often that it has the feel of a formula. A guy is filled with a seething rage toward women and has easy access to guns. The result: mass slaughter. ... Herbert is right about one thing: Men are much likelier to commit violent crimes – as well as gun homicides – than women. ... Unfortunately - and predictably -...
  • Obama Puts The Stamp Of Approval On Government Healthcare “Reform”

    08/12/2009 6:01:56 PM PDT · by theothercheek · 3 replies · 283+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | August 12, 2009 | The Stiletto
    The U.S. Postal Service is projected to lose $7 billion in 2009 and the same amount in 2010 – this after a succession of postal rate increases since 2006 (first class postage rose 2˘ to $0.39 for the first ounce and is now $0.44) – and thousands of branches coast-to-coast are curtailing services and may be shuttered. Is government-run mail delivery really the best analogy Obama could have come up with to assuage people’s fears about government-run healthcare? Maybe he’s been hanging around Joe Biden too long. Oh, and, contrary to Obama’s assertions, FedEx and UPS are not “doing just...
  • When They’re For You, It’s A “Throng.” When They’re Against You, It’s A “Mob.”

    08/06/2009 5:16:27 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 7 replies · 970+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | August 5, 2009 | The Stiletto
    As Dems fan out across the land to try to explain healthcare “reform” and why the legislation must be written and passed at breakneck speed, they are being met by skeptics and dyspeptics ... In an E-mail this morning, Free Us Now’s BettyJean Kling reminded The Stiletto of a very fitting quote from Thomas Jefferson: “When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” ... As for The Stiletto, when it comes to healthcare “reform” give her liberty or give her death – literally, because should she become gravely ill her...
  • A Barrel Of Fun

    08/04/2009 6:14:55 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 1 replies · 509+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | August 3, 2009 | The Stiletto
    Clearly, the White House hoped Obama’s beery bonhomie would induce all of us to put on beer goggles and continue to view him as post-racial. For Crowley and Gates, however, it was an invitation they could not refuse. While Obama and Biden – in shirt sleeves, dressed down to come off as a regular guys – offered their guests a beer, they apparently did not invite the two men to take off the jackets and loosen ties they wore out of deference to the office of the presidency. Just another phony photo op.
  • Marmotan-American Victim Of Police Brutality

    07/28/2009 5:49:00 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 7 replies · 1,036+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | July 27, 2009 | The Stiletto
    Responding to a call from a homeowner, Boonton, NJ, police were forced to arrest a Marmotan-American male ... The Marmota was combative from the moment the officers arrived on the scene ... According to the police report, the Marmota was exhibiting loud and tumultuous behavior, directed at a police officer, and accused the officers of profiling, demanded their names and badge numbers and insulted the mother of one of the officers. It was then that police maced the Marmota and took him into custody. Authorities later euthanized the Marmota, and shipped the carcass to the Department of Health and Senior...
  • Now Is Not The Time To Talk About Race (Update)

    07/25/2009 11:12:51 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 6 replies · 840+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | July 24, 2009 | The Stiletto
    At the root of Gates’ encounter with Crowley is not racism, but elitism. Just as elites look down on former AK Gov. Sarah Palin, both Gates and Obama reflexively saw Crowley as “a dumb cop.” ... Gates obviously feels superior to Crowley and his workaday ilk and didn’t have the manners or brains to squelch his hubris, even in a situation that could have potentially gotten him killed. [NOTE: This is the second item on the page.]
  • Obama’s Healthcare Speech Fails To Close The Deal

    07/23/2009 5:18:09 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 1 replies · 316+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | July 22, 2009 | The Stiletto
    With President Barack Hussein Obama’s economic policies being called his Hurricane Katrina, and healthcare reform being called his Bay of Pigs and his Waterloo, he’s starting to get worried. Obama reportedly told one Congressman who warned him that Dems would break ranks if the Senate Finance Committee draft wasn’t revenue neutral, “You’re going to destroy my presidency.” As workaday Americans are questioning the cost and wondering whether the same pols who made a hash of the economic stimulus can be trusted to fix healthcare, Obama’s decided to get more hands-on instead of continuing to leave the details to Congress –...
  • It's Déjŕ Vu All Over Again

    07/14/2009 5:30:02 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 7 replies · 602+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | July 13, 2009 | The Stiletto
    Joe the Plumber is not a fluke. Having perfected the politics of personal destruction Dems and their MSM army of winged monkeys are now employing a more frightening iteration: The politics of workaday citizen destruction.
  • We All Have Civil Rights: The Supreme Court

    07/04/2009 11:57:00 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 5 replies · 426+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | July 4, 2009 | The Stiletto
    In its editorial marking the 233rd year since the founding of our nation, The Washington Post notes; “The men who produced the Constitution were preoccupied with the abuse of power. They talked in terms of restraint, division of powers, limits on government. They were ever mindful of the ways in which a majority could impose its will on a minority.” But as Ricci v. DeStefano demonstrates, sometimes the abuse of power occurs when the government seeks to impose its will on a majority.
  • King of Heels

    07/03/2009 2:36:50 PM PDT · by theothercheek · 11 replies · 550+ views
    FOX Forum ^ | July 2, 2009 | The Stiletto
    Is Mark Sanford's behavior contemptible enough to make him King of Heels, or does that (dis)honor belong to John Ensign, Eliot Spitzer or John Edwards? ... Let's compare [them] low-blow by low-blow ...
  • Deconstructing Obama’s Cairo Speech

    06/05/2009 12:36:34 PM PDT · by theothercheek · 6 replies · 984+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | June 5, 2009 | The Stiletto
    President Barack Hussein Obama addressed an audience of 2,500 people at Cairo University for 55 minutes, fulfilling a campaign promise to deliver a major address from a Muslim country.Obama’s speech was translated into 13 languages and disseminated by E-mail and Web video worldwide, in “an effort to turn technology, which has been a powerful recruiting tool for radical Islamic terrorists, to a tool of outreach and influence for the U.S.,” notes The Washington Times. Here, nine passages from the speech and what they mean in English...
  • Obama In Saudi Arabia: Two Heads Of Muslim Nations Meet, Sip Coffee

    06/04/2009 7:46:44 PM PDT · by theothercheek · 15 replies · 494+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | June 4, 2008 | The Stiletto
    President Barack Obama met with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia,, he did not bow (video) obsequiously before the Muslim king – at least not physically: “I thought it was very important to come to the place where Islam began and to seek his majesty's counsel and to discuss with him many of the issues that we confront here in the Middle East.” As leaders of Muslim nations, Obamah and Abdullah have a lot in common. Whatcha talkin’ about, Willis?
  • Think Adam Wuz Robbed? Blame Perez Hilton.

    05/26/2009 5:30:12 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 23 replies · 1,353+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | May 25, 2009 | The Stiletto
    Red State America bitch-slapped Perez Hilton by proxy. (Note: This is the second post on the page.)
  • The "Duel" On Terror Policy Was Two Against One

    05/25/2009 8:37:22 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 284+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | May 25, 2009 | The Stiletto
    The “duel” on Thursday wasn’t Obama vs. Cheney, it was Obama vs. Obama. His speech could only have been given by someone with multiple personality disorder – or a deeply conflicted liberal who (to borrow a phrase from the 1964 Goldwater campaign) in his heart knows Cheney is right.
  • Poll: In “Significant Shift,” More Americans Pro-Life Than Pro-Choice

    05/18/2009 5:40:28 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 14 replies · 649+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | May 18, 2009 | The Stiletto
    A new Gallup poll of 1,015 adults finds that a razor-thin majority (51 percent) of Americans are now "pro-life" vs. “pro-choice" (42 percent) ... Perhaps no convert to the pro-life view is more high profile than Norma McCorvey – AKA “Jane Roe” in ... Roe vs. Wade ... [S]he was at Notre Dame University Sunday protesting the school’s decision to invite President Barack Obama to give the commencement address. ... In his speech, Obama said that ... we are imperfect beings prone to “all the cruelties large and small that those of us in the Christian tradition understand to be...
  • The Politics Of Star Trek

    05/12/2009 12:27:33 PM PDT · by theothercheek · 50 replies · 1,554+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | May 11, 2009 | The Stiletto
    Having read every article she can about the the new "Star Trek" movie The Stiletto has noticed that, for some reason, most articles include details about the writers’ childhoods that seem utterly unremarkable to other Trekkies and pretty pathetic to those who did not grow up watching the iconic sci-fi series, either during its original three-year run or the decades of reruns that followed. Slate movie critic Dana Stevens asks, “can't you picture our president - levelheaded, biracial, implacably smart - on the bridge in a blue shirt and pointy ears?” For the MSM, this is not a rhetorical question,...
  • Obama’s Judgment On Judges

    05/04/2009 8:50:56 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 211+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | May 4, 2009 | The Stiletto
    Obama will look for a “nontraditional” judge – speculation is rampant that his choice will be a Hispanic, or another woman - to find one who is not so egregiously left–leaning as to ensure Repubs close ranks and peel off a couple of moderate Dems to filibuster the confirmation – taking comfort in the near certainty that his seemingly centrist nominee is likely to drift further and further left over time. Though the majority of Supreme Court Justices proved ideologically malleable over the course of their tenures, here’s why Obama’s choice won’t be a “stealth” conservative, as Souter turned out to be...
  • It All Depends What The Meaning Of “Torture” Is

    05/01/2009 5:18:38 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 7 replies · 393+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | May 1, 2009 | The Stiletto
    Since the Obama administration released memos describing the enhanced interrogation techniques used by the C.I.A. to extract information from top-level al-Qaeda operative Khalid Sheik Mohammed and other terrorists, there has been a running debate on such questions as: † Whether the memos should have been released (video link);† Whether all or just a few enhanced techniques meet some arbitrary threshold for torture, even when used on Islamic terrorists who have been trained to resist them ... As luck would have it, an unintentional snafu provided a much-needed reality-check for us all. Earlier in the week, people on both sides of...
  • The First 100 Days Of Obama’s Only Term As President

    04/29/2009 12:21:37 PM PDT · by theothercheek · 11 replies · 735+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | April 29, 2009 | The Other Cheek
    All signs are pointing to a one-term wonder ...
  • Larry Summers Stays Awake Through Fox News Sunday Interview!

    04/29/2009 6:30:48 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 321+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | April 27, 2009 | The Stiletto
    Surprising, but true. He also burbed during the interview - as the tape clearly shows (third item on page).
  • A Post-Coital Cigarette

    04/28/2009 5:18:45 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 8 replies · 570+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | April 27, 2009 | The Stiletto
    A study published in the journal Behavioral and Brain Functions suggests that nicotine may alter activity in those areas of the brain areas that tamp down anger and other negative emotions when a person is provoked.President Barack Obama is a long-time smoker who was repeatedly unsuccessful in kicking the habit on the campaign trail, and the psychotropic effects of nicotine may be the secret to his oft-commented upon calmness and unflappability – this adulatory Associated Press article by Liz Sidoti being one of the more extreme cases in point ... What an orgy of adoration. Wonder if Sidoti enjoyed a...
  • President Obama Recognizes The Armenian Genocide … Kinda, Sorta (Part II)

    04/25/2009 6:43:28 PM PDT · by theothercheek · 211+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | April 24, 2009 | The Stiletto
    Turks need to learn the true history of their past. By order of the Islamist Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Turkish schoolchildren – including Armenians whose ancestors perished in the Genocide - are forced to watch “Sari Gelin,” a so-called documentary of “the events of 1915” that teaches – among other things – that Armenians boiled and ate Turkish children.To see for yourself, click here (35 seconds into this video clip “witness” Mehmet Akçal, 105, of Saimbeyli, Adana, claims: “Not one Muslim man was left. They were imprisoned and killed. Children were boiled in water. They said, ‘We are...
  • President Obama Recognizes The Armenian Genocide … Kinda, Sorta

    04/25/2009 6:33:08 PM PDT · by theothercheek · 7 replies · 250+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | April 24, 2009 | The Stiletto
    Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day has become something akin to Groundhog Day - but re-imagined as a Kabuki play directed by Rod Serling: There are the usual somber processions; Turkey’s 94-year campaign of denial; co-sponsors signing on to a symbolic Congressional resolution ultimately doomed to die without a floor vote; and a carefully crafted statement by a U.S. president that acknowledges the day without naming the monstrous act that makes the day significant. Everyone has his part to play and everyone plays his part the exact same way year in, year out.This year, however, new drama was injected into the highly...
  • Don’t Know Much About History, Don’t Know Much Foreign Policy

    04/10/2009 5:41:07 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 253+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | April 8, 2009 | The Other Cheek
    With the leaders of France, Germany and NATO slapping President Barack Obama around, and Obama undermining U.S. sovereignty at every turn, he would have done better to conduct his world tour via GoToMeeting.com.
  • R-E-S-P-E-C-T: You Get As You Give

    04/04/2009 4:45:56 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 5 replies · 488+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | April 3, 2009 | The Stiletto
    New York Daily News columnist Josh Greenman must have been in a coma for eight years because he chides President Barack Obama’s “most vocal critics” for being “tone-deaf” and offers these tips:Stop calling Obama a socialist.Stop calling him an empty suit.Stop the gotcha games and gimmicks.Give Obama credit where it's due.Leave Michelle out of it.Ditch the crazy conspiracy theories.Now that Greenman is fully conscious again, it falls to The Stiletto to bring him up to speed on what he missed while he was recovering from whatever unfortunate mishap that made him unaware of what George W. Bush’s “most vocal critics” were...