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  • Versailles on the Potomac

    05/23/2010 2:43:28 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 11 replies · 692+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 5/23/2010 | Moneyrunner
    What is it about the Obamas that causes people peering through the glass at the White House to start seeing flashbacks to the excesses of life under the French court before the Revolution? I don’t mean casual “dates” via Air Force One to catch a Broadway show in Manhattan, inconveniencing the country’s largest city. And I certainly don’t expect the American President and his wife to have leftover meatloaf for dinner. But the image we see of the Obamas via the besotted press is one of wretched excess. In a time when nearly a quarter of America’s population is either...
  • The 'howling mob': How Libs view you

    05/17/2010 4:11:46 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies · 836+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 16, 2010 | MICHAEL BARONE
    If you want to watch some one squirm, take a look at the two-minute videotape of Attorney General Eric Holder dodging Republican Rep. Lamar Smith's question about whether "radical Islam" motivated the Times Square bomber. Holder, who last year called America "a nation of cowards" for refusing to talk frankly about race, plainly didn't want to say what is plain to everyone else, that Faisal Shahzad, back from five months in Waziristan, launched his terror attack because of his Islamist beliefs. Holder is not the only one who wants to shield us from this obvious truth. Mayor Bloomberg, questioned about...
  • The Elitists and the Radical Transformation of America

    05/13/2010 9:04:09 AM PDT · by day21221 · 7 replies · 784+ views ^ | May 7, 2010 | SavantNoir
    If we continue to fail to recognize where the battlefield is, there is little hope of winning the war. The Elitists and the Radical Transformation of America By SavantNoir Friday, May 7, 2010 “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”—Barack Obama, October 30, 2008 “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”—H.L. Mencken (1918) “Our job is to give people not what they want, but what we decide they...
  • High flyer: RNC Chairman Steele suggested buying private jet with GOP funds(RNC Cash for sex club?

    03/29/2010 6:53:10 AM PDT · by icwhatudo · 299 replies · 6,508+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 3-29-10 | Jonathan Strong
    According to two knowledgeable sources, Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele once raised the possibility of using party money to buy a private jet for his travel. ---snip--- While Steele has not purchased a plane, he continues to charter them. According to federal disclosure records, the RNC spent $17,514 on private aircraft in the month of February alone (as well as $12,691 on limousines during the same period). There are no readily identifiable private plane expenses for Democratic National Committee chairman Tim Kaine in the DNC’s last three months of filings. --snip--- Once on the ground, FEC filings suggest, Steele...
  • My Thoughts

    03/11/2010 2:25:32 PM PST · by Robin Hood · 11 replies · 341+ views
    I've been thinking about this for a while and I've come to the conclusion that there are basically 4 different types of political people in the world. First, you have those who don't want to be responsible for anything. There own actions, lives, children, ...etc. They want someone else to be responsible for them and take care of them. They want someone else to provide everything they want. They only want to do whatever gives them pleasure without any consequences. Let's call this group the lazies. They want the school system to be their babysitters. They want the government to...
  • The Economic Elite Have Engineered an Extraordinary Coup...

    02/20/2010 4:31:19 PM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 50 replies · 1,383+ views
    The Silver Bear Cafe ^ | Undated | David DeGraw
    The economic elite have robbed us all. The amount of suffering in the United States of America is literally a crime against humanity "The American oligarchy spares no pains in promoting the belief that it does not exist, but the success of its disappearing act depends on equally strenuous efforts on the part of an American public anxious to believe in egalitarian fictions and unwilling to see what is hidden in plain sight." - Michael Lind, To Have and to Have Not We all have very strong differences of opinion on many issues. However, like our founding fathers before us,...
  • Penn Jillette: Obama's 'stupid' jab at Vegas

    02/08/2010 5:48:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 961+ views
    CNN ^ | February 8, 2010 | Penn Jillette, Special to CNN
    President Obama made a couple of stupid little jokes about Vegas. He uses our Las Vegas as a symbol. Everyone knows what Vegas means. Doc Pomus wrote "Viva Las Vegas" for Elvis years before Doc ever visited Sin City and got everything right. Vegas means ... wild, irresponsible, what-happens-here-stays-here. Smoke cigars, have sex with strangers, get wasted and see stupid shows with stupid Elvis impersonators doing stupid impressions of that stupid hillbilly. That's an image we know and love in Vegas. It's the image we spend our stupidly low tax money to promote. "What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas"...
  • Elitists must swallow Tea

    02/08/2010 4:03:23 PM PST · by mdittmar · 12 replies · 696+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/08/10 | David Keene
    The Tea Partiers have spooked the political establishment. Many Washington insiders who cling to their faith in democracy while deathly afraid that people unlike themselves might actually get involved in politics are busy assuring each other at cocktail parties and on Sunday talk shows that the newly involved will lose interest before the next election. Or, better yet, they might turn on the Republicans who have thus far been the beneficiaries of their numbers and energy. The phenomenon began with last year’s town hall meetings. Hundreds and then thousands of people showed up at congressional town halls traditionally attended by...
  • Holder: 'I Don't Apologize'

    02/05/2010 12:51:00 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 13 replies · 692+ views
    Daily Beast ^ | 02/05/10 | Jane Mayer
    Attorney General Eric Holder has not entirely given the left the change from Bush that it desired—a former Bush administration lawyer says Holder has preserved about 85 percent of Bush’s counterterrorism policies—but in one area, the break is clear: trying terrorist suspects in criminal courts. “I don’t apologize for what I’ve done,” Holder tells The New Yorker. “History will show that the decisions we’ve made are the right ones.” Holder hits back at his critics over the handling of the attempted Christmas Day bombing, noting that every single terrorist suspect arrested inside the U.S. was treated as a civilian criminal....
  • Aide: Sex tape shows Edwards' 'arrogance and hubris'

    02/01/2010 2:41:36 PM PST · by NCjim · 43 replies · 1,935+ views
    WRAL ^ | February 1, 2010
    New York — Two-time Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards was so cavalier about his illicit relationship with a campaign staffer that he allowed her to make a videotape of a sexual encounter and never ensured it was destroyed, a former top aide said Monday. In a one-on-one interview with WRAL News two days after the release of his tell-all book about Edwards' campaign and affair, Andrew Young said he thinks John and Elizabeth Edwards became so power-hungry that they lost their moral compasses as they chased a bid for the White House.
  • When the elites deign to sneer

    02/01/2010 4:20:50 AM PST · by William Tell 2 · 8 replies · 884+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | Feb. 1, 2010 | MICHAEL P. TREMOGLIE
    'NOT ALL populism is bad," writes Kimberly A. Strassel in the Jan. 29 Wall Street Journal. Presumably, the hoi polloi should be grateful for Ms. Strassel's qualified approval. Apparently, graduating from Princeton in 1994 with a B.A. in public policy and international affairs, as Ms. Strassel did, gives you the intellectual authority to decide which political beliefs of the man on the street are legitimate. The pronouncement by Lady Strassel is risible. Why an Ivy League education imbues you with a greater degree of righteousness than those who lack such education is not immediately apparent to anyone who doesn't have...
  • Steve Jobs and the Economics of Elitism

    01/31/2010 6:26:52 AM PST · by La Lydia · 49 replies · 1,543+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 31, 2010 | Steve Lohr
    The more, the better. That’s the fashionable recipe for nurturing new ideas these days. It emphasizes a kind of Internet-era egalitarianism that celebrates the “wisdom of the crowd” and “open innovation.” Assemble all the contributions in the digital suggestion box, we’re told in books and academic research, and the result will be collective intelligence. Yet Apple, a creativity factory meticulously built by Steven P. Jobs since he returned to the company in 1997, suggests another innovation formula — one more elitist and individual. This approach is reflected in the company’s latest potentially game-changing gadget, the iPad tablet, unveiled last week....
  • U.S. Military Serving as Chauffeurs, Babysitters for Pelosi Kids: Receipts Will Blow Your Mind

    01/30/2010 11:46:39 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 117 replies · 5,849+ views ^ | Jan. 30, 2010 | Doug Ross
    Meet the Pelosi family! Using Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, Judicial Watch uncovered thousands of pages of travel documents related to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's use of military aircraft. What hasn't been revealed so far is that military aircraft are being used to shuttle Pelosi's kids and grandkids between DC and San Francisco without any Congressional representatives even onboard! Put simply, the United States Air Force is serving as a multi-billion dollar chauffeur- and baby-sitting service for Nancy Pelosi's kids and grandkids -- presumably because commercial travel is beneath the families of the autocrats. But this couldn't be a...
  • Edmund Burke, Boob Bait & The Elite

    01/26/2010 6:34:42 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 11 replies · 539+ views
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 01/25/2010 | Richard Williams
    Michael Barone, who was once a senior writer at US News & World Report but who now writes for the Washington Examiner, has written an excellent piece about what pseudo-conservative David Brooks has called--"the educated class" or what Barone calls, "the elite, university-educated, often secular professionals." God bless him. Anyone who reads this blog with any regularity knows that elites are a favorite target here--that avocation just dovetails very nicely with my Scots-Irish populist heritage; not that disdain for elites belongs solely to Scots-Irish--almost everyone dislikes snobbish, arrogant, condescending individuals.
  • What Recession? White House 'Photo of the Day' Shows Michelle Obama Wearing $2,763 Coat

    01/20/2010 7:59:31 PM PST · by kristinn · 324 replies · 14,732+ views
    Wednesday, January 20, 2010 | Kristinn
    With the nation still mired in a deep recession that has millions of Americans experiencing economic ruin, the Obama administration marked Barack Obama's one-year anniversary as president by displaying a photograph of First Lady Michelle Obama wearing a $2,763 designer coat as the 'White House photo of the day' on the front page of Lady Michelle Obama greets a young visitor touring the White House during a surprise visit in the Blue Room with family dog Bo on the anniversary of the inauguration, Jan. 20, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)Nola Weinstein, Fashion Editor for noted...

    01/17/2010 7:43:13 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 64 replies · 4,457+ views
    ZERO said that "Everybody can buy a truck." Scott Brown replied: Mr. President, unfortunately in this economy, not everybody can buy a truck. My goal is to change that by cutting spending, lowering taxes and letting people keep more of their own money.
  • Tea Party rattles America's educated class

    01/10/2010 1:53:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies · 3,042+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | January 10, 2010 | Mitch Potter, Washington Bureau
    WASHINGTON–Barely a week into a new decade that will redefine America's place in the world, the feisty yet fractious Tea Party movement is readying its next brew. A landmark Tennessee convention in early February is aimed at transforming a year of caffeinated conservative rage into a political force to make heads roll. Sarah Palin will serve as pourer-in-chief, guaranteeing the firebrand former Alaska governor a bully pulpit from which to bash President Barack Obama. Who, in this instance, will be a victim of terrible timing, as Palin's critique is scheduled hard on the heels of Obama's State of the Union...
  • Why Jews Like Me Hate Sarah Palin

    01/07/2010 10:11:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 224 replies · 5,670+ views
    Jewschool ^ | January 7, 2009
    Yesterday I was on the subway, and I didn’t get a seat. This happens often. As I hung onto the bar, I threw up a little in my mouth. Why? The woman sitting right in front of my waist was reading Going Rogue. Why would a Black woman from Harlem or the Bronx (my stop on the express train is the first after it passes through the Bronx and Harlem) be reading Sarah Palin’s stupid book? There was a post on Gawker today, by Pareene, asking “Why do the Jews hate Sarah Palin so much?” I dug a little deeper,...
  • If you were in charge of Obama's image, would you post this picture on your website?

    01/03/2010 1:05:23 PM PST · by moneyrunner · 35 replies · 2,390+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 1/3/2010 | Moneyrunner
  • Tracking Left wing funding of NPR

    01/02/2010 5:41:39 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 40 replies · 3,045+ views
    As you start to read all this, you'll laugh at how incestuous it all gets. Let's start with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which as I've noted in the past is tied in with the Soros foundation. Together, the two worked on something called The Project on Death in America.(PDIA) And speaking of Mr Soros, he himself(his foundations) have given directly to NPR. Compared to some of the other numbers I'm seeing, it's a small amount of $250,000. But it doesn't matter. Soros money is soros money in my book. Additional information about RWJF can be found here....