Archive for June, 2009

Leading Dem Blog Huffington Post Equates Iranian Thugs Who Killed Neda to Jews

June 30, 2009

You knew this was coming.
The antisemites on the Left finally have their “Israel is just like the killer Iranian regime” post:

Max Blumenthal at The Huffington Post equates the Iranian regime thugs who killed protester Neda Agha-Soltan to the Israelis.

Neda in Palestine, Sentenced To Die Alone

For over a week, major American news outlets have broadcast on a virtual loop the video of the killing of Neda Agha-Soltan, an unarmed 26-year-old Iranian woman, by Iranian security services. The poignant footage of Neda dying before a throng of grief-stricken bystanders crystallized the vulnerability experienced by the millions of demonstrators who have filled cities across Iran to confront authoritarian forces determined to suppress their voice through brutal means. When the mainstream American press chose to broadcast the graphic video — as moving as the footage is, it is difficult to watch — it made a commendable decision that nonetheless highlighted its hypocritical attitude towards Palestinians who resist Israeli occupation on a daily basis, and who often meet the same fate as Neda.

This is absolutely sick.
American Power has more on this latest Jew-bash.


Minnesota Court Rules For Al Franken …Update: Coleman Concedes

June 30, 2009

Goodbye Freedom, Goodbye America– Hello Leftist Big Government Utopia!
And, Al Franken makes it 60.
The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled in favor of Al Franken today.
FOX News reported:

The Minnesota Supreme Court has ordered that Democrat Al Franken be certified as the winner of the state’s long-running Senate race.

The high court rejected a legal challenge from Republican Norm Coleman, whose options for regaining the Senate seat are dwindling.

Justices said Franken is entitled to the election certificate he needs to assume office. When Franken is sworn in, he’ll give Democrats a big enough majority to overcome Republican filibusters.

Thank goodness they found those lost ballots in that car trunk! And, thank goodness for those 2,812 dead voters who showed up to vote for Franken.
He couldn’t have done it without you.

You knew on election night when Coleman was only ahead by nearly a thousand votes that this seat was lost.

UPDATE: Norm Coleman concedes.

Gingrich: Obama Siding With Castro & Chavez On Honduras

June 30, 2009

Birds of a Feather…

(Michael Ramirez)
Newt Gingrich attacked Barack Obama for siding with Marxists Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez in attacking the Honduran Supreme Court and Congress for protecting the nation’s consitution.
The Hill reported:

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich accused President Obama of siding with Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez when it comes to the recent coup in Honduras.

Gingrich blasted Obama for opposing the coup in Honduras, which the former GOP leader insisted would have left in place a “leftist dictatorship.”

Gingrich tweeted Tuesday:

Sadly the obama administration has joined castro and chavez attacking honduran supreme court and congress for defending their constitution

Having castro call for defending democracy should convince any reasonable person that honduras was on the edge of a leftist dictatorship

Here’s Newt’s latest tweet:

More… Monica Showalter at Investor’s Business Daily has more on Obama’s disgraceful reaction to the situation in Honduras:

President Obama on Monday called the action “not legal,” and claimed that Zelaya is still the legitimate president.

There was a coup all right, but it wasn’t committed by the U.S. or the Honduran court. It was committed by Zelaya himself. He brazenly defied the law, and Hondurans overwhelmingly supported his removal (a pro-Zelaya rally Monday drew a mere 200 acolytes).

Yet the U.S. administration stood with Chavez and Castro, calling Zelaya’s lawful removal “a coup.” Obama called the action a “terrible precedent,” and said Zelaya remains president.

In doing this, the U.S. condemned democrats who stood up to save their democracy, a move that should have been hailed as a historic turning of the tide against the false democracies of the region.

The U.S. response has been disgraceful. “We recognize Zelaya as the duly elected and constitutional president of Honduras. We see no other,” a State Department official told reporters.

Worse, the U.S. now contemplates sanctions on the tiny drug-plagued, dirt-poor country of 7 million, threatening to halt its $200 million in U.S. aid, immigration accords and a free-trade treaty if it doesn’t put the criminal Zelaya back into office.

Not even Nicaragua, a country the State Department said committed a truly fraudulent election, got that. Nor has murderous Iran gotten such punishment, even as it slaughters Iranian democrats in the streets. But tiny Honduras must be made to pay.

State-Run Media: Sotomayor’s Awful Supreme Court Record Is a "Distraction"

June 30, 2009

She’s 2 for 6!
This wise latina woman’s decisions have been overturned 66% of the time!
That’s awful.

But, the state-run media reported today that Sotomayor’s awful record should not affect her confirmation.
The Washington Post reported:

The Supreme Court’s rejection of a decision against white firefighters endorsed by Judge Sonia Sotomayor gives Republicans a renewed chance to attack her speeches and writings but is not expected to imperil her confirmation to the high court, political and legal sources said yesterday.

The decision that the New Haven, Conn., firefighters were unfairly denied promotions because of their race comes two weeks before Sotomayor’s Senate confirmation hearings and is an unwelcome distraction for the White House from what had seemed like a relatively smooth confirmation process. It is also somewhat of an embarrassment, forcing administration officials to explain why the court overturned a controversial decision backed by its prospective next member.

Got that?
…Her record is a “distraction” and “somewhat of an embarrassment!”
She’s 2 for 6!

UPDATE: RedState says her record is worse than that.
Hat Tip FeFe

St. Louis Tea Party– July 4th In Washington, Missouri

June 30, 2009

Here’s a little something to get you in the mood for a Tea Party protest…
Two Trillion Tons – Sung by the Ghost of Tennessee Ernie Ford

Hat Tip Steve Carter

The St. Louis Tea Party Coalition will hold its Independence Day Tea Party in Rennick Park, Washington, MO.

Situated on the banks of the Missouri River in Washington, Rennick Park and Pavilion offers us an all-day location to celebrate the greatest nation in the history of the species.

8:59 a.m.: Train departs Kirkwood, MO, Station (click to reserve)

9:36 a.m.: Train arrives Washington, MO

9:45 to 11:00 a.m.: Explore Washington, MO (list of things to do and see)

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.: Gather at Rennick Park

** Noon to 3:00: Independence Day Tea Party (agenda coming)

After 3:00: Hang around and meet friends/activists, explore Washington

8:16 p.m.: Train departs Washington for Kirkwood (arrives before Kirkwood fireworks)

For More Information go to The St. Louis Tea Party website.

Dana Loesch is doing a great job organizing the event.

Hat Tip Carter

UPDATE: There is a tea party July 4th in Parkville , MO starting at 10:00am.

Dear Leader’s Approval Index Reaches New Low… -2

June 30, 2009

With 9.4% unemployment and his quadrupling of the national deficit in his first 6 months in office what did you expect?

Obama’s approval index number reaches a new low at negative two:

Barack Obama has dropped 32 points in his first 200 days in office.

If the United States Passes Obamacare, Where Will Canada Send Their Preemies?

June 30, 2009

Here is my latest column at American Issues Project:

If the United States Passes Obamacare, Where Will Canada Send Their Preemies?

Ava Isabella Stinson was born at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario on Thursday of last week. Ava was 13 weeks premature. She weighed only two-pounds, four-ounces at birth. Ava needed special care and equipment to keep her alive. Unfortunately, there were no open neonatal intensive care beds for her at St. Joesph’s Hospital. In fact there were no open neonatal care beds in her entire Canadian province. Ava had to be transferred to the United States. CP24 reported on Little Ava’s ordeal:

A critically-ill premature-born baby from Hamilton is all alone in a Buffalo, N.Y., hospital after she was turned away for treatment at local facility and transferred across the border without her parents, who don’t have passports.

Ava Stinson was born Thursday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, 14 weeks premature.

A province wide search for an open neonatal intensive care unit bed came up empty, leaving no choice but to send the two pound, four ounce baby to Buffalo.

Her parents Natalie Paquette and Richard Stinson couldn’t follow their child because as of June 1, a passport is required to cross the border into the United States.

They’re having to approve medical procedures over the phone and are terrified something will happen to their baby before they get there.

The Canadian Consulate in Buffalo is providing advice and guidance to the first-time parents, and their local MP, New Democrat David Christopherson, is working to arrange emergency passports.

This was not an isolated incident. Hamilton’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is closed to new admissions about 50 per cent of the time. The rest of the special needs babies are sent elsewhere and often to the United States. Don Surber reported that this tends to be the rule rather than the exception:

Remember the Jepp quads? Thanks to socialized medicine, there was no hospital in the second-largest nation on Earth that could accommodate the quadruple birth and so Mrs. Jepp flew 325 miles from Calgary (population 1 million) to Great Falls, Mont. (population 56,000) to give birth. She may be Canadian, but her 4 daughters are American.

Well, it turns out the Jepp quads are not the exception, they are the rule. Rather than build enough neo-natal intensive care units to handle their preemies, the Canadian government ships mothers to the United States to give birth.

In fact, there were at least 40 mothers or their babies who were airlifted from British Columbia to the United States in 2007 because Canadian hospitals didn’t have room for the preemies in their neonatal units. Mark Steyn calls it the ten-month waiting list for the maternity ward.

You can read the rest here. There is also a list of my recent columns on this page.

Corruptocrat Alert: Michigan Senator Stabenow Tied to Conyers Bribery Scandal

June 30, 2009

There’s a major Corruptocrat scandal brewing in Michigan.

On February 5th the hooker accused of accepting money for sex from the husband of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., served her five days in jail. Two weeks later it was reported that Tom Athans was in trouble again for illegally working as a lobbyist for one of his wife’s major campaign donors.
Right Michigan reported the news:

United States Senators are busy people with demanding schedules. Its understandable if one of the most powerful members of the most powerful legislative body in the nation doesn’t know where her husband is and what he is doing twenty-four hours of every day. Still, you’d think better than a half-a-year employed by one of your major campaign donors as an illegally unregistered lobbyist… advocating a project you made a point of running against during your last statewide election… might raise a red flag or two.

That’s the reality Senator Debbie Stabenow has faced for the last six months as her husband, Tom Athans, made bank on the payroll of Democratic mega-donor and alleged lothario Jim Papas. Unfortunately, despite the unending rhetoric about transparency and ethics in the Dem controlled Congress, the Senator who once voted to establish the Senate Office of Public Integrity chose to turn a blind eye to her husband’s criminal actions, putting him, partisan election interests and the family bank account above Michigan residents and campaign promises.

…Papas’ name is not unfamiliar to residents in and around Detroit but he’s not as well known out-state. His (barely) above-the-table resume filler includes the Motor City’s Greektown Casino, which he helped “build.” Granted, the man has spent almost as much time in the courtroom as he has on the gaming floor, battling requests for personal protection orders after allegedly assaulting the children of business partners, state investigations into his use of HUD money to build luxury hotels and allegations (plural) of sexual harassment. Maybe more importantly, according to Department of State and FEC records he’s a six-figure-a-cycle Democratic money man.

This brings us to last week’s conviction of Monica Conyers, the wife of Far Left Rep. John Conyers…
Right Michigan, once again, has more on this scandal:

The Ivory Tower reports this morning that Sam Riddle, a Detroit Democrat and well known political consultant is coming clean about additional dirty deeds, some directly involving Congressman John Conyers (D-Detroit):

Riddle said Conyers even helped draft a letter sent by her husband, Congressman John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., to help a man with whom she had financial ties…

In that deal, Riddle said, Monica Conyers arranged for Riddle to get a $20,000 contract with Greektown entrepreneur Dimitrios (Jim) Papas in about 2007. Riddle said Papas hired him for crisis consulting and political advising — but he was never asked to do any work. She then demanded $10,000 of that money as a “finder’s fee,” Riddle said.

At some point after Papas paid him, Riddle said, John Conyers sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in support of a controversial hazardous waste injection well in Romulus that one of Papas’ companies was seeking to operate.

Papas, you’ll remember, is the same “gentleman” who paid Senator Debbie Stabenow’s (D-Michigan) husband Tom Athens to work illegally as a lobbyist backing the same toxic waste dumping project. The sort of dumping project that Stabenow had explicitly campaigned against, before realizing it represented an opportunity for her family to make serious illegal bank.

Not a bad collection Papas had there. A United States Senator, a United States Congressman and the top dog on the Detroit City Council, all either directly on the payroll or accepting cash through one paper-thin degree of separation.

Don’t expect to see this major democratic scandal make too many headlines outside of Michigan.

The BlogProf is following the latest devepopments from Michigan.

Busted!… Another Democrat Caught in Prostitution Ring
Sen. Stabenow’s Husband Busted Again– Worked As Illegal Lobbyist For His Wife’s Top Campaign Donor

Pigs Fly… Aljazeera Slams Obama for His Failing Iranian Strategy

June 30, 2009

Aljazeera News the premier Arab News service pounded Obama today for his failing Iranian strategy.

Maybe someday in the US we’ll be lucky enough to have a media that is not so compliant and complicit to the ruling class.

You know it’s bad when the Arabs start criticizing you for your response to intensified government repression.
Aljazeera reported:

It took two weeks of intensified government repression against protesters in Iran before Barack Obama, the US president, moved from cautious commentary to describing the crackdown as “violent and unjust”.

The acknowledged elephant in the room preventing a more robust US response to the Iranian crisis is the Anglo-American-organised coup in 1953, which overthrew Mohammed Mossadeqh, the nationalist prime minister, and brought the 33-year-old Shah, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, back to the country as unchallenged ruler.

The coup was motivated by Mossadeqh’s and the Iranian parliament’s decision to nationalise the British-controlled Anglo-Iranian Oil Company in 1951, and by the fear that Soviet-inspired communists might take over the government.

The US-sponsored overthrow of Mossadeqh and our subsequent whole-hearted support for the Shah’s brutal rule are ignominious chapters in the history of US foreign policy.

But does a coup 55 years ago really disqualify the US from standing up forcefully for democracy in Iran today?

It is highly unlikely.

US policies flawed

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president, and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader, do not fear the US but rather their own people’s desire to live in a country more like the US.

In fact, in poll after poll Iranians have revealed themselves to be among the most pro-American and pro-democratic people in the Muslim majority world.

This follows the report this weekend from the Far Left German news service Der Spiegel that pounded Obama for his disastrous economic policies.

Local Bakery Revolts Against Congressional Cap-&-Taxer Russ Carnahan

June 30, 2009

A local bakery chain in St. Louis County had words for liberal Congressman Russ Carnahan (D-MO) today after he voted for the largest tax increase on small business in US history on Friday- the Cap and Trade bill.

The owner of McArthur’s Bakery in St. Louis called into The Jamie Allman Show this morming on 97.1 FM and said that the enormous costs that this bill will heap on small business will cause his chain of bakeries to close shop.

He later posted this message for drivers on Lemay Ferry Road in South St. Louis County.

“Russ Carnahan voted to close us and other small business.”
That about says it.

Michelle Malkin has more on the number of jobs that will be lost from this horrible pile of sh*t.

UPDATE: Russ Carnahan’s office responded to McArthur’s Bakery today.
The Washington Times reported:

“I think there’s been confusion about the issue generally, and I think the estimates that I have seen are the fact that small businesses much like McArthur’s probably experience a dollar more per day adding up to about $365 a year, which is a small price to pay when you consider it would give our country energy independence, which we have been working towards for some time now.”

The response by Carnahan, of course, was inaccurate.
The democrats cap and trade bill will decimate the economy and result in the loss of nearly 4 million jobs all in the name of junk science.