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A Tale of Two Medias

By Patty On June 13th, 2011 at 4:58 pm

They were the best of politicians, and they were the worst of politicians, it was the age of media bias, it was the age of internet foolishness, it was the epoch of a conservative awakening and the discovery of the light of God shining through the sordid mess that the culture had become.

When it was first discovered that the Politician sent his eponymous package to a 21 year old girl, Weiner blamed an unknown hacker and the media blamed the messsenger,  Andrew Breitbart.  CNN Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin was offended when Breitbart expressed fears that perhaps Weiner was Sexting underage girls:

“What Andrew Breitbart was insinuating about young girls and such was outrageous and it’s too bad that he got to say that stuff on CNN. Look, this is a lighthearted story. This is a silly little thing that happened. It’s not a big deal…”

The offhand dismissal of  controversy and the unjust condemnation of Breitbart was echoed thoughout the MSM and the Left-wing blogosphere and it wasn’t until police descended on the home of an underage girl in connection with Weiner’s Sexting that the worm turned.  FInally,  Breitbart was vindicated and the MSM have been obliged to change their overall approach the story.

Meanwhile…. the Other Politician continues to be subjected to what Greta Van Sustern  rightfully describes as a “media colonoscopy.” Searching for some dirt, some innuendo…anything…media hordes have descended on more than 24,000 of Sarah Palin’s emails accumulated from her 21 months in office as Governor of Alaska.

The Media has yet to discover any dirt on Sarah Palin, but they have discovered evidence that Palin is a genuine Conservative, a loving mother and wife, a caring warm individual and capable of writing and expressing herself quite well.

The silver lining to this story of MSM misplaced anger and unfair treatment is buried within the 24,000 + emails in a wonderful letter from Palin to her friends and family, a letter explaining to loved ones the pending birth of Trig, a Down’s syndrome baby boy.  Writing  in the voice of “God,”  Palin explains:

Trig’s mom and dad don’t want people to focus on the baby’s extra chromosome. They’re human, so they haven’t known how to explain this to people who are so caring and are interested in this new little Alaskan. Sarah and Todd want people to share in the joy of this gift I’m giving to the Palin family, and the greater Alaska family.

Many people won’t understand_ and I understand that. Some will think Trig should not be allowed to be born because they fear a Downs child won’t be considered “perfect” in your world. (But tell me, what do you earthlings consider “perfect” or even “normal” anyway? Have you peeked down any grocery store isle, or school hallway, or into your office lunchroom lately? Or considered the odd celebrities you celebrate as “perfect” on t.v.? Have you noticed I make ’em all shapes and sizes? Believe me, there is no “perfect”!)

Many people will express sympathy, but you don’t want or need that, because Trig will be a joy. You will have to trust me on this.

I know it will take time to grasp this and come to accept that I only want the best for you, and I only give my best. Remember though: “My ways are not your ways, my thoughts are not your thoughts- for as the heavens are higher than the earth, my ways are higher than yours!”

 

 

Manchester Disunited – The Republican’s Second Debate

By 33230715130361 On June 13th, 2011 at 3:06 pm

The Republican Party Hopefuls will meet for a televised debate in New Hampshire.  The cast features Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Governor Pawlenty and Michelle Bachman.  Call it Snow Fright and the 6 dwarves.

Pawlenty said two months ago that he would follow Reagan’s policy of not attacking fellow Republicans.  Then he attacked Romney’s health care plan (Obamaney care) and Bachman this week.   Bachman oddly is in the deabte though she hasn’t formally announced, which makes one wonder if she’ll announce durign the debate itself, or wait until God tells her the time is right. 

Ron Paul will do what he does, which is remain unelectable with his vanity policies and campaign.  If the others had guts they would challenge him on less than practical nature of his claims, but since he isn’t a real factor they probably let him drone on.  Herman “How Do You Like Your Pizza” Cain is a sideshow with early numbers (like Fred Thompson last time) who won’t be around long enough to matter. 

Even Our Lord fell three times, but Newt has him beat this campaign.  Look for him to try to do something dramatic to turn the tide.  And don’t expect it to work.  He was sailing in the Greek Isles with his current wife (given their Tiffany jewels i am suprised they didn’t worry about pirates), has no senior staff to prepare for the debate and is, if the reports are true, is sending his daughters to the spin room.  Daddy Dearest.

Rick Santorum will do his I’m more right wing than anyone stuff, but he’s too slow for even this lot.  Look for him to say something nasty about Obama and hope that makes him a statesman.    

Mitt seems to be the frontrunner, and he will likely face the hardest questions from his fellows since health care is something the dimmer bulbs (a critical demographic for Republicans) associate with bad bad things like communism, gay people and salad.   He’d be wise to come out strong on his own behalf, the question is – does he know how?

And The Betrayal Continues

By Patrick Van Roy On June 13th, 2011 at 11:16 am

Over the last week, the Obama Regime proceeded with it’s all out push to destroy Israel.

Netanyahu’s personal envoy, Isaac Molho, spent last week in Washington, where the Americans presented their proposal for resuming talks on the basis of Obama’s May 19th speech. Specifically, Obama’s plan calls for negotiating over borders and security first, while deferring issues such as Jerusalem and the refugees until later. It also calls for the borders to be based on the 1967 lines, with mutually agreed land swaps.

The Regime told Molho that unless Netanyahu agrees to Obama’s plan, they won’t stop Britain and France.

American officials complained, Obama was unable to get Britain and France to commit to opposing a unilateral Palestinian move when he visited Europe last month. European diplomats said Netanyahu’s speech to Congress was viewed in Europe as one long “no” and had thus increased European distrust of him. “We want to hear Netanyahu say he’s willing to negotiate on the basis of Obama’s speech and that he’ll discuss borders based on the 1967 lines with land swaps,” said one diplomat.

On Tuesday, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle will meet with Netanyahu to warn that while Berlin also opposes unilateral statehood, if the diplomatic impasse continues, it will sponsor a UN Security Council resolution, together with Britain and France, that calls on the council to endorse Obama’s speech as the basis for talks.

So in other words the Governments of the West, are siding with the Terrorists. All this in the same week that it comes out that Iran will have a Nuclear Bomb within 60 days.

A Late Music Post

By Patrick Van Roy On June 13th, 2011 at 9:51 am

Inspired by Davids Saturday Song, The Dilemma of The Weiner

My favorite version of this song is sung by Tony Blair

FORGET ME NOT

By David Vance On June 12th, 2011 at 6:59 pm

I went to visit my mother in the Nursing Home she has been resident in for the past few years. She now suffers from advanced Alzheimers. As the disease has progressed, she no longer knows who I am. In fact, she doesn’t know who anybody is – herself included.  Remarkably she came up to me in the corridor and started talking in the present tense about my Uncle, who died thirty years ago. I think she thinks I may be my late father in some vague way. As I grow older I look more and more like him so perhaps there was something in just seeing me that stirred some deep buried memory?

As her memory banks have been wiped away by the advance of the disease, there is still some vestigial remnants of what once was there and these combine to create odd little comments that are simultaneously unsettling and touching.

Alzheimers is a cruel disease insofar as the person slowly dies but the body outlives them. So many families seem to be affected by it and I know the agonies they must go through as they wrestle with the profound implications it brings. I have to say that I would much prefer to die than to live this way, but as is the way in these matters, it lies in God’s hands. Thy will be done.

THE TORCH WENT OUT….

By David Vance On June 12th, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Had to laugh at this excellent post over on Michelle Malkin concerning eco-wackery outrage at the sight of the Olympic torch revealed to herald the London Olympic Games in 2012. Here’s the problem; The designers have FAILED to produce a low-carbon torch. Oh no!

“…the failure of designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby to produce a low-carbon torch was criticised. “We tried really hard to do that. We were very close, but we just ran out of time,” Mr Barber said. The Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 said that was a poor excuse. “The promise of a low-carbon torch was made in 2007 and so the excuse of ‘we ran out of time’ is not acceptable,” chairman Shaun McCarthy said.

Several points here folks.

First, such is the corruption of the Olympic Movement in this era that the genuine flame was extinguished a considerable time ago. Second, the amount of drug cheating that goes on in Olympian sport makes it a less  than enthralling prospect anyway . Finally, HOW are the tens of  thousands of competitors and teams travelling to the UK to take part in the Olympics? Any carbon footprint, perhaps? (Unless they row here, maybe)

Why did the designers not follow this simple example below of what is needed to deal with the carbon issue.

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Battle Hymn of Sarah Palin

By Phantom On June 11th, 2011 at 5:25 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhMepzqJvIw

ALRIGHT already, I give in.

In the spirit of utmost sincerity, I now agree that Sarah Palin is the best. Better than Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, FDR, and Sean Hannity all rolled up into one.

Now stand up and salute your monitor, because from now on, it’s all about Sarah Palin.

MINIMAL CREDIBLITY

By David Vance On June 11th, 2011 at 9:33 am

A few days ago, Phantom posted on a story emanating from The Guardian that Lady Thatcher had rebuffed a possible meeting with Sarah Palin. Much gloating all round from those who dislike Palin. However perhaps a little caution should have been the order of the day in swallowing guff from the left-wing Guardian? Here is an email from someone working within the Thatcher Foundation…thatcher foundation

The fact is that as Mr Collins states, Lady Thatcher is suffering from poor health and so the chances of her meeting anyone are always going to be determined by such consderations. The hate-mongers on the Guardian, of course, are quite happy to manufacture their little story using the frailty of Lady T as the excuse to try and damn Palin. Aren’t they just….pathetic?

Weird video, great voice

By Patrick Van Roy On June 10th, 2011 at 11:07 am

Lonely At The Bottom

By 33230715130361 On June 9th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

Newt Gingrich’s campaign is moving along as smoothly as Anthony Wiener’s next visit to his in-laws.  Newt’s campaign manager, spokesman, key senior strategists and key aides in several critical states have all just resigned.  Maybe he’ll get them parting gifts from his Tiffany’s account.

Old Newt had already set himself on fire, and a recent trip to the Greek Isles with his current wife allowed him to avoid pouring gas on the flames.  But it also apparently isolated him from his staff who seem to wish to get off the merry-go-round before it destroys them all.  If only Custer’s army hadn’t followed him to Little Big Horn, they could have avoided a massacre in the same way.

Newt’s chances were zero.  Now they are Less Than Zero.  Well done sir.