Sunday, May 31, 2009

Haveil Havalim!


Speaking of Carnivals, check out Haveil Havalim #219 at DovBear. Haveil Havalim was, as you know by now, founded by Soccer Dad back in 2004.

Carnival-Juggling Time!

Soccer Dad is juggling Carnivals today in his inestimable way.

Vichy Vitriol

Sometimes antisemitism can be so blatant and brazen that we can hardly believe our eyes and ears. Even Atlas Shrugs was initially fooled by the true nature of this advertisement in France.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Defending Susan Boyle

The public can be very fickle and very cruel. I'm tired of the spate of attacks against singer Susan Boyle and hope that even if she doesn't become the winner of "Britain's Got Talent", she will be treated more kindly than she has been. I had to laugh recently when Lily Allen, a singer I have never heard of, criticized her. There's no doubt that more people have heard of Susan than have heard of Lily. Anyway, here's some of what critic Norman Lebrecht had to say:
"What has inflamed the public imagination isn’t the discovery of a new Mariah Carey or Maria Callas so much as the notion that an ordinary singleton from a run-down industrial village can seize her chance at glory and translate it into fame. For that is what Boyle has done.
Win or lose on Saturday night, she will have a lifelong afterlife on the variety circuit, hired for comedy shows, Christmas pantomimes and nostalgia concerts. She will be a hit with the troops in Afghanistan and with senior citizens in music halls.
Boyle will be pursued by the press, her every unguarded expletive greeted with banner headlines, as if a churchgoing woman whose life has previously trudged drearily by isn’t to be allowed the occasional whooped obscenity at her sudden change of fortune.
As she whoops, so do we. For the change in Susan Boyle is the hope in every human heart that has suffered the loss of a job, a home and a life’s savings this year. If she can do it, the audience prays, so perhaps can we.
Millions from Kenya to Korea will be rooting for Boyle to win on Saturday night, not because they admire her small and very specific talent but because they live in hope that her dream could somehow be theirs. Boyle is the first heroine of the Yes We Can universe."

Peace and Love on Campus

Mere Rhetoric sums up the latest antisemitic hatefest in California.

Axis of Evil 1, Obama 0

No, Gerald Warner, it's NOT just you!
"It is a measure of Obama's acknowledged impotence that some of those who are now cheeking him are doing so with a degree of sophistication they had not previously exhibited."

Friday, May 29, 2009

"Memo to Obama Attack Dog Robert Gibbs.."

In this memo to Robert Gibbs, the English show some spine. Here are some excerpts:
"1. Congratulations. Your presidential regime has managed to secure the most supine, slobbering, spineless, unquestioning media coverage since Enver Hoxha's Albania. A report last month by the Center for Media and Public Affairs said Obama has received more coverage than his two predecessors combined. On ABC, CBS and NBC news the majority of evaluations - 58 per cent - have been favourable. (Compare GW Bush - 33 per cent; Bill Clinton 44 per cent - in first 50 days of office). More importantly, you have Pravda. Yes, no less than 73 per cent of all evaluative comments in your chief propaganda organ - aka The New York Times - have been favourable to Obama.
2. Sure your congenitally libtard Mainstream Media were probably biased that way anyway, but you have played your part. Your combative style - which led you to dismiss the entire British print media just now in one glib, sneering phrase - has earned you the nickname 'The Enforcer.' You have a reputation for coming down hard on any media outlet which doesn't follow your approved version of reality."

Obamanation

When I got home today, I heard about the Cyber Czar, a national sales tax, and even more handouts for people to buy homes. It makes me not want to watch the news each day, and it also makes me wonder why I bother going to work every day. And actor Craig T.Nelson wonders why he should pay keep taxes. Good question.

Father of the Year

Don't you love this reckless lowlife? I wonder how much the taxpayers are shelling out to him and to the mothers of his 21 illegitimate children?

Iranian Sphere of Killing

Smooth Stone links to a frightening map that shows the reach of their nuclear missiles.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Watcher's Council

The latest Watcher's Council nominations are up at Soccer Dad! Read all the news from the world of weaseldom.

The Shame Game

What a perfect article, except that it should be renamed "The Shameless Parade" rather than "The Shame Parade"! Go here for a site pass to Salon. ( I found a link to the article here at Lucianne.com.) It starts off:
"If there remained any doubt as to the magical moneymaking properties of humiliating self-exposure, it evaporated Monday night as almost 10 million viewers tuned in to watch the wheels come off the bus of TV's most lovable octo-family, the Gosselins."

Disgraceful Hoax of the Day

Let's just hope that this creature doesn't become the latest "celebrity" like the Runaway Bride, Jennifer Wilbanks! I can't wait to hear all the ridiculous excuses that are offered.
"What began as a bizarre abduction report that set off a massive local, state and federal search for a Pennsylvania mom and her daughter turned out to be an elaborate hoax. Bonnie Sweeten, 38, of Bucks County, was taken into custody at the Grand Floridian hotel on the grounds of the Walt Disney World Resort outside Orlando, Florida".

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Horror Movie


(From Reason.tv via Instapundit)

"A Conservative Response"

Arnold Ahlert gives "A Conservative Response to Republican Moderates". I sure wish the Republicans in office would speak out this way!

Politically Correct Judge

I like Michelle Malkin's take on Sonia Sotomayor:
"If personal turmoil makes one 'incredibly qualified to pass judgment on some of the most important cases in our country,' let's put reality-show couple Jon and Kate Gosselin on the bench."

"If...You Must" - 5/27/09

Here's another great edition of Soccer Dad's "If...You Must".

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Grand Rounds

You don't need a prescription for Grand Rounds, Vol. 5, No. 36, at See First. The links include information on life as a patient; and coping with pain.

Hilarious Digital TV Commercial Spoof


Mae Laborde accepts her Hulu Award - Watch more Funny Videos
For the story behind the video, go here. To me, this 100 year old woman is MUCH funnier than Clara Peller (the "Where's the Beef" lady) ever was! (via TV Tattle)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Watcher's Council

Check out the latest Watcher's Council winners at Soccer Dad.

MEMORIAL DAY 2009: HONOR OUR TROOPS

I am watching the great film "The Longest Day" on AMC. The bravery and sacrifice of our troops, and that of the civilians of the French Resistance, never fail to impress and awe me.
Here's a moving article about how the French have "adopted" American war dead and have promised "that they, or their families, will place flowers on each adopted gravesite annually, in perpetuity."
Make sure you take a look at these WW2-era posters over at Atlas Shrugs.
And for some informative Memorial Day history, go here.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Haveil Havalim Time


The creatively-titled Haveil Charles Havelim, Please Report to the Front Desk is up at What War Zone???

War Heroes

Yesterday I watched several great war movies as well as the series "Band of Brothers", so I appreciated even more Peggy Noonan's tribute to our war heroes, "Those Who Make Us Say 'Oh!'"

Say Thanks To Our Troops

Click here to send our troops a thank-you message,

Saturday, May 23, 2009

A Moving Account

What to do about Jerusalem? Yid With Lid has a solution: move Arab East Jerusalem -- to Miami Beach or another city! I love how he explains his argument:
"I know that there will be protests to any of these solutions. Some may say: 'How could you make up reasons to take away a city from a people who have an historic attachment, and give it to people who have no real claim to it?'
Well, let me answer those people like this:
I agree."

Remembering our Troops

Friday, May 22, 2009

Terrorist Sympathizers

If I hear the New York terrorists referred to one more time as "hapless" or "bumbling", I'm going to scream. What is wrong with these people? Note how the word "terror" is put in quotation marks in this revolting article.
There probably would have been the same kind of sick skepticism had the September 11 attacks been thwarted!

Our War Heroes

Take a look at this history lesson at Atlas Shrugs. "What better day to teach the foreign exchange student in the White House a lesson about American exceptionalism, heroism, and greatness?"

Teacher Creature

Remember that student-raping creature Mary Kay Letourneau? She's back! And this is further proof that people have no shame, and anyone can become a "celebrity".

If...You Must!

Hooray! It's the return of Soccer Dad's popular series "If...You Must"!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Cheneyku!

First came Pelosiku, and now comes the equally clever Cheneyku. I like these:
"I’m bald and morose
I don’t look good in swim trunks
Eight years, no attacks"
"Dear Los Angeles:
We stopped an assault on you
'Hey, thanks' will suffice"

Soccer Dad Stuff

Soccer Dad is busy juggling Carnivals and reporting on
this week's Watcher's Council nominations.

Filthy Terrorists of the Day

Speaking of political correctness, read Max Boot's sarcastic comments about the 4 terrorists who plotted to blow up New York synagogues. At least the New York Post correctly identifies these animals as "4 homegrown Muslim terrorists..."

Compare and Contrast

Atlas Shrugs blogs about Dick Cheney's speech, and also about Obama's. I am so glad Cheney is speaking out so courageously! He's saying what most Republicans are afraid to say.

Plane Insanity

What is happening in this country? Political correctness and "diversity" continue to triumph over common sense and safety. Would YOU want to fly in these planes? "News 8 Investigates: Airline mechanics who can't read English"

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Moronic UPI Question of the Day


The question is "Iran's missile test: Is Israel in danger?" Just listen to some of the answers!

Where's Sandy?

A good line from Instapundit: "Has Anybody Seen Sandy Berger Lately? Sensitive Data Missing From National Archives." Where IS Sandy Berger? And why isn't he in jail?

Watcher's Council

Soccer Dad announces the names of the latest Watcher's Council winners.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Penalizing Responsibility

I give up! This is absolutely outrageous. Why work hard and pay your bills on time if you're going to punished for doing so? Hot Air says:
"Good news: Responsible credit-card users to “subsidize” deadbeats now....People with good credit will be less likely to make major purchases for fear of the monthly interest and people with bad credit will be more likely to start charging, and then inevitably defaulting. Good work, Congress."

Argus Hamilton Quips

Check out the latest quips from Argus Hamilton, including these:
"Roger Clemens didn't say the brightest thing in his latest denial of steroid use. He claimed that heart problems are hereditary in his family, adding that his step-father died of a heart attack. Perhaps his attorney advised him to plead diminished capacity."
"The Treasury Department admitted that a Social Security computer malfunctioned Friday and sent millions of dollars in stimulus checks to dead people. The stimulus checks are a total waste of money. Even a defibrillator won't bring these people back."

Grand Rounds


It's time once again for Grand Rounds, hosted by Healthcare Technology News.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Essay on Israel

Read this well-written piece by Atlas Shrugs on Israel:
"After voting overwhelmingly for Barack Obama, only to see him pursue relentlessly anti-Israel policies, what should American Jews do now?
First, there is one thing we must not do: support the two-state solution. There is a two-state solution already in place: the two states are Israel and Jordan. The original Mandate for Palestine of the League of Nations was divided into an Arab state that is now Jordan, and a Jewish state that is Israel. Therefore no further territorial concessions on Israel’s part are needed or justified. That is the Jewish position. All Jewish groups should hold it."

Space - The Final Frontier

The Boston Globe's The Big Picture offers some stunning photos of the Space Shuttle Atlantis. (via Fark)

"Political Correctness Must Die!"

Moonbattery links to an article at Big Hollywood titled "Five Reasons Political Correctness Must Die". Amen to that sentiment!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Haveil Havalim Time


The Discount Haveil Havalim #217 is up at Shiloh Musings.

Pelosi Haiku!

Get ready for some Pelosi haiku! I like this one, among others:
"Who’s nervous? Not me
I’ve looked like this ever since
They cut up my face"

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Swine Jew

Here's some brilliant research, as reported by Rubicon3.

Who's Lying?

From Instapundit: Vote here: Nancy Pelosi or the CIA?

Friday, May 15, 2009

Is This Necessary?

This invention has to be the non-necessity of the day: "Email 'n Walk Lets You Multitask Without Getting Hit By a Car." When you read about these things, you wonder how the pioneers ever survived.

Pelosi Pablum

Scrappleface has a great take on Nancy Pelosi's lies with this headline: "Pelosi First Heard of 9/11 Attacks in Late 2003." And here's a pointed cartoon by Michael Ramirez.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Watcher's Council

Soccer Dad reports on this week's Watcher's Council nominations.

Peculiar Priorities

If this is really the most important issue in the lives of jobless men, we're in worse trouble than I thought. Per New York Post headline:
"PFIZER TO GIVE FREE VIAGRA TO UNEMPLOYED"

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Madoff Madness

This is one of the best documentaries I've ever seen -- about one of the worst crooks.

Carnival-Juggling Time!

Soccer Dad is juggling Carnivals.

Muslim Terrorists Convicted!

Good news! Those 5 Muslim men were convicted of trying to blow up the Sears Tower. Neal Boortz describes the biased reporting by the Associated Press. I remember when this plot first came to light and the media played it down, calling the plot a hoax and referring to these would-be murderers as "youth".

61 Things About Israel

I just received this Steven Plaut article in an email: "61 Things I Like About Israel".

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Grand Rounds


The Grand Rounds Diversity Edition, Vol. 5 No. 34 is up at Health Blogs Observatory.

There He Goes Again!

Soccer Dad reports on "the Ahmadinejad Holocaust-denial of the day". This happens so frequently that by now we ought to have a Carnival of the Antisemites.

Our Taxpayer Dollars At Work

Read Instapundit's comment on the dead woman who received a stimulus check. Speaking of throwing away our money, what is this sick obsession with giving welfare to terrorists? It's bad enough giving welfare to able-bodied Americans, but why would you want to subsidize the very people who want to kill us? At least there is one sensible congressman, Rep. Todd Tiahrt, who is sponsoring a bill called the “No Welfare for Terrorists Act of 2009”.

Argus Hamilton Quips

Don't miss the latest Argus Hamilton quips, including this one:
"President Obama marked National Prayer Day Thursday with a proclamation instead of a White House prayer service. Everyone's different. Bill Clinton came to Jesus, George W. Bush talked to Jesus, and Barack Obama fills in for Jesus on major holidays."

Monday, May 11, 2009

Baby Names

Mitch Albom laments the lack of plain, American names. And Interesting Pile links to this old article on awful celebrity baby names. Again I will ask: what is WRONG with these people?!

We Have Liftoff!

Great video footage of today's liftoff of Atlantis (see Related Multimedia on right-hand side of page). It must be an incredible experience to see this in person! Also, check out NASA's image gallery.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

"I Did Not Vote for Barack Obama"

I happen to like this article titled "I Did Not Vote for Barack Obama" , in which Alan Caruba lists his reasons why. (However, I wish people would stop deliberately using his middle name already; even thought it IS his middle name, the continued use just sounds like childish name-calling by disappointed voters.)

Haveil Havalim Time


Haveil Havalim #216 - The Happy 40th Birthday Jack Edition is up at Random Thoughts-Do They Have Meaning? In case you didn't guess it from the shameless promotion, May 9 was Jack's 40th birthday. Congratulations!

Saturday, May 09, 2009

A Great Retort!

This is a perfect response:
Joy Behar: "I want to know if you want to be water-boarded because Sean Hannity has volunteered to be water-boarded, but don't see him sticking his head under the faucet yet."
Ann Coulter: "...No I don't want to be water-boarded; do you want to be aborted? Because I think you support abortion. In fact, can we abort the terrorists instead of water-boarding them?"

Savage Nation

The People's Cube has published this letter by Jill Putnam, which they have titled: "I Want To Be Banned From England Like Michael Savage".

Friday, May 08, 2009

The $350,000 Photo


And for this, they frightened New Yorkers out of their wits.

Blame The Jews, Part 281

Doesn't this ever end?
"32% of Democrats blame Jews for Financial Crisis".
OK, I confess - it's my fault; I control the banks and the media!

Anne McKinney Sings!


Instapundit reports, "Tax lawyer Anne McKinney's Ballard of Tim Geithner has amassed over one million views on YouTube." But her "That's Pelosi!" isn't bad, either!

Call Them Irresponsible

This is yet another outrage. Why should the rest of us have to pay to feed and clothe more kids that so many irresponsible idiots can't afford in the first place? Aren't we already in enough trouble? As one commenter said, ""You've lost your job, or you've lost your house, and you're having to cut back on everything. You're not going to go to the movies or go out to dinner," she says.... Amazing! No job, no house, can't go out-----so----I've got it--lets have a baby! Wheeeee----OK honey be right there."

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Soccer Dad Stuff

Soccer Dad is juggling Carnivals here and has news about the latest Watcher's Council nominations here.

Frivolous Lawsuits

Reader's Digest offers us an article on America's Dumbest Lawsuits. Isn't it amazing how nervy some people are?

"Compare and Contrast"

Doug Ross has a great example of "compare and contrast".

Freebie Frenzy

I saw this article at Lucianne.com and was instantly infuriated:
"Free cars for poor fuel road rage. Gov. Deval Patrick’s free wheels for welfare recipients program is revving up despite the stalled economy, as the keys to donated cars loaded with state-funded insurance, repairs and even AAA membership are handed out to get them to work. But the program - fueled by a funding boost despite the state’s fiscal crash - allows those who end up back on welfare to keep the cars anyway. 'It’s mind-boggling. You’ve got people out there saying, ‘I just lost my job. Hey, can I get a free car, too?’ ' said House Minority Leader Brad Jones (R-North Reading)....The state pays for the car’s insurance, inspection, excise tax, title, registration, repairs and a AAA membership for one year at a total cost of roughly $6,000 per car."

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Do Me A Favre - The Sequel

Not again! Brett Favre may "unretire" a second time. Do we have to hear all this all over again? Remember this?

Banned!

You've heard of "banned in Boston"? Well, Michael Savage has been banned in Britain -- along with Jihadist terrorists and preachers. The British need their heads examined, and I'm glad he's filing suit against them.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Watcher's Council Winners

Here are the winning Watcher's Council entries.

It's My Party & I'll Switch If I Want To

Soccer Dad offers a good analysis of the (formerly Republican) Senator from Pennsylvania, and a punny headline to boot! Read "Specter of a Chance".

Brand X

Regarding the GOP "listening tour" to "rebrand their image", Andrea Tantaros says: "Hey, GOP — Don’t Just Listen…LEAD!" And Glenn Beck suggested that instead of listening, they get some spine. They are both right. They should be talking about how they differ from the Democrats, instead of trying to BE like the Democrats. This "rebranding" stunt is the most ridiculous thing I've heard today.

Grand Rounds


Put on your mask and gown. Grand Rounds 5.33 is up at Nursing Handover.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Liberal Language

The Media Research Center recaps the most ridiculous Notable Quotables from the liberal media.

Today's Best Headline

Here's some poetic justice for you: "Doh! Pirates captured after attacking the wrong ship".

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Haveil Havalim Time


Jack has announced that Haveil Havelim #215--the One Topic Edition is now available at My Shrapnel.

Etan Patz

It's been thirty years since Etan Patz was kidnapped in New York. He vanished, and so did the notion of safety. That was the first major child-kidnapping case that I remember vividly, especially the knowledge that you could watch your child walk down the block in your own neighborhood, and you would never see him again.

Salamo Arouch

Barking Moonbat has posted the UK Telegraph obituary of the brave Salamo Arouch, "who died on April 26 aged 86, survived the Auschwitz concentration camp by fighting exhibition boxing matches for Nazi officers; his harrowing story later inspired a Hollywood film."
People complaining of hardships today ought to read this to learn what real hardship is.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Off The Charts

How do you like this headline?
"British airline wipes Israel off the map.
Passengers were shocked to discover that Israel had been wiped off the map by Britain’s BMI airline, which omitted the Jewish state from its digital charts on flights from London to Tel Aviv.
Neither Jerusalem nor Tel Aviv itself, which is Israel’s largest city, were shown on the airline’s in-flight map. However, the orientation of Mecca, Islam’s holiest site, was displayed on screens as well as the northern Israeli city of Haifa, written as 'Khefa' — the city’s Arab name under the British Mandate before the war of independance in 1948.
BMI insisted that the map had not been drawn with an anti-Israel or political agenda in mind — rather the aircraft in question were recently bought from a bankrupt charter company that largely flew to Arab countries."

Republicans: Missing in Action

Every day, I wonder why the Republicans don't speak up and don't fight back. Joseph Farah asks a very good question: "Where are the Republicans?". He answers,
"The point is that the so-called 'opposition party' has decided to lie down in the face of this human-wave assault on American sensibilities."

Sign of the Times

This disgusting sign isn't in the Middle East. It's right here in America, in Albuquerque, New Mexico! (via Free Republic)

Friday, May 01, 2009