Operation Gratitude Care Package Weekend!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Rule 5 -- Now with Extra Hotsy and TWICE the Totsy!

Cyd Charisse in "Silk Stockings"
Now with extra Hotsy and TWICE the Totsy!

Joe Scarborough on Hoffman/NY-23

Joe Scarborough (yes, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough) has an interesting piece up over at National Review on the Hoffman/Scoffalaza race in New York.

But he runs one thing by them that pegs the bullshit meter:

“It used to infuriate me when Republican leaders from the House and Senate would come on television and defend President Bush for spending too much money, only to complain about Bush’s big spending and recklessness off-air in the green room,” says Scarborough. “They were blindly following. That’s why we got destroyed in 2006 and 2008. You would think that these people would learn their lesson. It’s clear, however, that the GOP leadership on the Hill hasn’t learned from their mistakes.”

Now, considering the GOP had been on a pork binge since Newt got them their majority, and even given GW's sadly liberal fiscal inclinations,the notion that they were "blindly following" is, what's the term, utter bilge.

First off, the White House can't spend one penny that doesn't come to them from Congress.

Second, we all laughed when Jay Rockefeller (D-Pathetic) tried to claim that Bush FORCED him to vote 'yes' on Iraq by using "psychological pressure." Are we now expected to believe that the entire GOP leadership carried on like some silent movie melodrama?

"No, no, Mistah, Pres'dent, y'all are fah too fo'ceful for poor little me!
Don't make me send you that awful spendin' bill...!"

Uh. Huh.

Now come on, Joe. Look, we get it, you're at MSNBC, where everyvbody who's ANYbody knows that the only difference between GW and the Antichrist is that the Antichrist is taller (and, we now know, impeccably creased). But you were a Congressman, you know how business was done there. Which makes more sense, your 'blindly following' scenario or something like this:

House GOP leader: "Ah, Jesus, Mr. President, we're really getting beat up over that whole "support Iraq" thing. You gotta give us something to take back to our districts. Now here's what we need to hold onto the Farm Belt..."

The haste with which the GOP leadership is so eager to shove all its own missteps and mistakes into Bush's lap is simply unseemly. There's no need to add to the embarassment, even if you do work for a network with a smaller audience than some of the blogs I read...

SF Mayor Gavin Newsom Ends Run for CA Governor

The coke-snorting mayor whose arrogant Prop 8 commercial did more to guarantee that measure's passage than anything else in either campaign --

-- has ended his run for the Democratic nomination for Governor.

Strange. You would have thought cocksure stupidity, bigotry and a track record of having turned a jewel of a city into an open-air toilet for transients would have been a cast-iron foundation for a uniter like Newsom to build on.

Another RINO poached by True Republicans?

Conservatives were outraged when Mark Kirk, one of the notorious Gang of Eight Republican Congressmen who passed the Cap and Trade Bill for Nancy Pelosi when she could not round up enough votes in her own thieving pack of scavengers, was anointed by the RNC as "their" candidate for the Senate seat from Illinois, at the specific request of Dem-Hag John McCain in his oiliest reach around across the aisle dementia.

Now it seems that Michael Steele is withdrawing his endorsement of Kirk.

It remains to be seen whether Steele's putative attack of conscience/common sense will be reflected in RNC policy. Spokesmen for the RNC have told NBC News that the RNC never officially endorsed Kirk, in spite of such public statements as:

“I’m so excited about Mark Kirk and his race,” Steele said on a WLS radio show. “We were all kind of sitting around with bated breath as he was making his decision, a very personal decision, a family decision, to run for the Senate.”


"Congressman Kirk is an exceptional candidate and is clearly the frontrunner in this race," RNC spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski told NBC. "This is a targeted race we plan to win and once Kirk wins the primary we will be fully engaged."

The RNC traditionally does not get involved in primaries, but, "the National Republican Senatorial Committee has endorsed Kirk."

The divorce-plagued Kirk, with questions about his marital failure circling around in a manner reminiscent of those that destroyed the senatorial campaign of Jack Ryan in Illinois, is a member of numerous 'moderate to liberal' "Republican"groups such as the Republican Main Street Partnership, the Republican Majority for Choice, Republicans for Choice, the Republican Leadership Council, and Republicans for Environmental Protection.

It is not clear how he reconciles his 'moderate to liberal'ism with his past public statements suggesting we could stem illegal immigration by sending millions of condoms to the poorer areas of Mexico to reduce their population, or his calls to shoot the governor of Illinois and Barack Obama, although it is claimed on the latter that he mean 'Osama' and simply mis-spoke.

He also claims that he voted for the Cap and Trade because "it was in the narrow interests of my district" but that if elected he would screw his district over anyway by voting against Cap and Trade in the Senate.

If the RNC and more importantly the NRSC with its checkbook back away from this backstabber, it would send an important message to the voters that the party has finally begun to favor competence over club membership.

Rule 5½ -- Happy Hallowe'en!

A Three Beers Later Exclusive -- Senator Chris Dodd's (D-CT) censored "Baywatch" cameo!

They made the mistake of not shooting the Oldest Living Sexual Predator in the Senate's scenes before lunch. Evidently he came back after a two-waitress pick-me-up and was feeling frisky...

GOP Address on Health Care...

Just in case you didn't see it in the NYT or on MSNBC...

“I’m House Republican Leader John Boehner. At the beginning of this year, I told President Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi that Republicans would be ready to work with them whenever possible to address the nation’s biggest challenges. I also said that where there are differences, it was our obligation as a party to explain to the American people how we would do things better. And on the ‘stimulus,’ the budget, the energy bill, and health care, we have done exactly that.

“As a matter of fact, only Republicans have offered solutions to lower health care costs and make it easier to obtain quality, affordable coverage without imposing a massive burden on the American people.

“We first released our health care plan in June, and over the last six months, we have introduced at least eight bills that, taken together, would implement this blueprint. You can go right now to healthcare.gop.gov and get all the details, but for now, I just want to share with you four ideas Republicans have proposed:

· Number one: let families and businesses buy health insurance across state lines;

· Number two: allow individuals, small businesses, and trade associations to pool together and acquire health insurance at lower prices, the same way large corporations and labor unions do today;

· Number three: give states the tools to create their own innovative reforms that lower health care costs; and

· Number four: end junk lawsuits that contribute to higher health care costs by increasing the number of tests and procedures that physicians sometimes order not because they think it's good medicine, but because they are afraid of being sued.

“These are four smart, fiscally-responsible reforms that we can implement today to lower costs and expand access at a price our nation can afford. Again, you can learn more about these and all the health care initiatives Republicans have supported by visiting healthcare.gop.gov.

“The best way to get a sense of what Speaker Pelosi’s takeover of health care looks like is to actually look at it. Just shy of 2,000 pages, it runs more than 620 pages longer than the government-run plan Hillary Clinton proposed in 1993.

“This 1,990 pages of bureaucracy will centralize health care decision making in Washington, DC. It’ll require thousands of new federal employees. It’ll put unelected boards, bureaus, and commissions in charge of who gets access to what drug and what potentially life-saving treatment.

“And it won’t come cheap. Speaker Pelosi’s health care bill will raise the cost of Americans’ health insurance premiums; it will kill jobs with tax hikes and new mandates; and it will cut seniors’ Medicare benefits.

“We now have a choice: we can come together to implement smart, fiscally responsible reforms to improve Americans’ health care or we can recklessly pursue this government takeover that creates far more problems than it solves.

“It’s clear where the American people stand on this issue. They‘re frustrated and fed up. The ‘stimulus’ bill isn’t working. Unemployment is rising. The debt to be paid by our kids and grandkids is exploding. And now, Speaker Pelosi’s 1,990-page government takeover of health care.

“Enough is enough. Breaking the bank and taking away the freedoms Americans cherish is not the answer to the challenges we face.

“This coming week, Republicans will continue to stand on principle, defend freedom, and fight for our better solutions to make health care more affordable and accessible for American families.

“Thanks for listening.”

More common-sense healthcare solutions here. Of course, it would help if we could trust the RNC to give us candidates who are liable to actually implement them, Michael Steele...

RINO and GOP leadership pick Scozzafava quits NY Congressional Race

NEVER believe you don't have power. NEVER let them tell you that.

Michael Steele, John Cornyn, RNC... NEVER believe this is the end of it. Learn from it or lose because of it.

Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, the rest of the thieving, corrupt, smug, lying Democrat Party... NEVER believe we aren't coming for you.

And never forget... this isn't a war about parties, anymore. This is a war against incumbency. This is a (so far) peaceful revolution in defense of a true democratic republic and the only instutions that can support that in the long term, free markets, free people and free will, against a self-appointed aristocracy that can talk about "reaching across the aisle" because they none of them have any core beliefs they will uphold except that belief that they somehow deserve to be in charge and trading each other favors in the form of our money and our freedoms. In this John McCain is no different from John Kerry, John Cornyn and Harry Reid could have been separated at birth, Nancy Pelosi and Olympia Snow are truly sisters under the skin regardless of party labels and glib slogans, and Arnold Schwarzenegger and Deval Patrick are workout buddies.

And if you have no idea of how big this is, check this guy out: The Other McCain: Finally Making Journey to Rugged Adirondacks", Seriiously, he needs the hits...

Friday, October 30, 2009

LA Laker Girls at Operation Gratitude!

Several members of the Los Angeles Lakers organization showed up last Sunday for the Operation Gratitude boxing and shipping session...

...along with a couple of tall skinny guys who were something to do with the team...

...and Laker Girls. Did I mention there were Laker Girls?

I asked these Laker Girls if they could talk to the front office about all those tall skinny guys on the court who kept blocking the view of the dancers. We smiled, we laughed, they called security... it was a thing, we had a thing, y'know?
Here's a Laker Girl with the troops' biggest cheerleader, Caroline B. of Operation Gratitude...

This is not a Laker Girl or point guard, but she is wearing a stylish Operation Gratitude T-shirt, available from the Operation Gratitude store! Proceeds send more packages to the troops!

And there was food...

Go to NPR! Vote in Fox Poll. Watch Lefty Heads Pop!

Rule 5 Health Tips!

No! Really! Cheesecake is good for you!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Nancy Pelosi Reveals House Health Care Bill

All 1990 pages of it... that you aren't allowed to read.

"The heart attack didn't kill her, Joe... she was smothered."

A few thoughts of support for LA conservative activist Deborah Leigh...

... who is being tested for sleep disorders. She had to pick up a diagnostic device at the VA today that she'll have to wear while she sleeps...

Chris Dodd Video... A Three Beers Later Exclusive!

Three Beers Later has obtained exclusive cellphone video
from the closed-door, $1000 a plate fundraiser for
embattled Democratic Senator Chris Dodd (Ct.) at
Stamford University, where President Barack Obama call-
ed Dodd "one of my favorites."

Senate called the evening "very successful," and even
went on to praise the waitstaff.

"A two-bagger!" he went on to say. "Not bad for a fella my age...!"

Newt Gingrich

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Operation Gratitude Care Package Weekend!

It's hard to describe what an incredible, well, operation Operation Gratitude is. It started in a California woman's living room and today it is so large the Post Office has assigned it its own zip code.

They went from scraping to fill a few cartons a month to the point where this December they will ship their 500,000th package.

They're a registered, fully deductible charity. NO ONE makes a penny off it. EVERYONE involved is a volunteer.

It's a totally apolitical group; they're not interested in politics, just in reminding the deployed troops that they are not forgotten. Check out their site to see what you can do to get involved.

Republican Congressional Committee Pushes ACORN candidate onto GOP ballot!

The Other McCain: NY23: Dan Riehl on GOP bungling -- did NRCC staff put the fix in for Dede? UPDATE: Mike Long's Reaction

Working on my raaaaacist cred!

I seem to be having a hard time working up the mandatory raaaaacist! street cred any good eeeeeevil conservative needs to be taken seriously these days.

Okay, granted, I didn't help myself by routinely getting pounded as the "class nigger-lover" back in school, or when I got Negro black Afro-American black African-American enlisted men (of color? Is that still the approved usage?) civilian jobs when I was a race relations and economic opportunities officer in the Guard, but haven't I poked enough fun at Barack Obama? Haven't I heaped enough contumely on his puerile policies and prissy faux-leadership? Haven't I derided the character, company, morals, intelligence, narcissism and complete spiritual and intellectual vacuity of America's Last Black President sufficienttly to be declared a raaaaacist? For God's sake, haven't I even laughed at his wife enough?

To paraphrase the old Hollywood motto:

Who do I have to fuck with to be called a racist around here?!

Okay, fine. I'm gonna give this one last stab and then I'm going back to just writing whatever I feel like.

You want to understand Barack Obama? Go read "Porgy" by Dubose and Dorothy Heyward, and check out the character of the charlatan Lawyer Brown, who exploits the hapless denizens of Catfish Row with his bogus legal advice.

You want to understand Barack Obama? Go read "The Emperor Jones" by Eugene O'Neill, in which a corrupt thug dictator destroys himself battling his nameless little fears and inner demons while ignoring the true destruction closing in on him.

You want to understand Barack Obama? Go read Henrik Ibsen's "Peer Gynt"... especially the onion-peeling scene.

You want to understand Barack Obama? Go read Ibsen's "The League of Youth", and see if you recognize the character of the lawyer Stensgård, "unhampered by character, conviction or social position."

And while you're at it, if you want to understand Rahm Emanuel, go ahead and read Christopher Marlowe's "The Jew of Malta."

There won't be a quiz. But there might be recognition.

So. Am I a raaaaacist yet?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Rule 5 A-List Striptease: Leslie Nielsen!

Ya know, that Jean Arthur Rule 5 clip down below was okay, and maybe kinda steamy, I mean, what with its George Stevens direction, sharp dialogue and characterization, impeccable timing, and all that, but for real sophistication ya just can't beat modern times...

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Burn While He Learns!

The Other McCain: Rule 5 Sunday

The Other McCain: Rule 5 Sunday

And Robert Stacy McCain is looking for an Archie Goodwin to his Nero Wolfe. According to Rachel Maddow and Charles Johnson, you will have to provide your own robes and armband until he sees how it's working out...

Soranik Natu says, "Defend Hannah Giles!"

Even as the newest ACORN corruption video surfaces, Obama's nuts continue their legal harrassment of Hannah Giles! Stand up and show your support for the law, decency and ethics with your wallet!

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