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Will Somebody Shut Pat Robertson Up?

In Uncategorized on January 13, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Pat Robertson is an unmitigated, repeat-offending jackass to a degree that Kanye West can only hope to attain. As he did in blaming Hurricane Katrina on Gays in New Orleans, Robertson has today blamed the earthquake that struck Haiti on a “pact” that Haitians made with “Satan” years ago.

Hot Air:

He may be a crank, but he’s consistent in his crankery. Anywhere there’s human misery — after 9/11, after Katrina, even after Ariel Sharon’s stroke — Reverend Pat will be there to explain to the victims why they deserved it.

If you’re wondering what the “pact with the devil” is all about (fact check: roughly 95 percent of Haitians are Christian), Tapper has some quickie background.

Frankly, if there is any veracity to the “pact with the devil” story, how could God possibly hold it against them? They were only doing it in an attempt to kick the French out. Who can blame the Haiti for that?

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Ladies, Are You Ready for Whole Body Imaging?

In Department of Homeland Security, Terrorist on January 12, 2010 at 3:17 pm

This image is a sample of what the “Whole Body Imaging” will look like to the technician charged with viewing everything you’ve got.

The TSA assures us that it is not possible to save or transmit the images. If that were true then you wouldn’t be looking at a picture of it right now, would you?

Keep Hoping ‘Cause You’re Certainly Not Getting Change

In Congress, health care, House, Obama, Senate on January 5, 2010 at 8:08 am

Pay attention here, it’s only 22 seconds:

From Heritage:

Politico is reporting that President Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will meet at the White House today (joined by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) via conference call) to set the parameters for reconciling the House and Senate versions of health care legislation. However, instead of proceeding with the usual public and open conference committee process, the White House is going to take a very active role in secret behind-closed-door meetings between the House and Senate. The Sunlight Foundation explains the implications for the American people: “Both House and Senate rules require that all conference committee meetings be open to the public unless a majority of conferees votes in open session to close the meetings. Senate rules require all conference committee reports be publicly available for at least 48 hours prior to a final vote. Without conference, there is no mechanism to provide for openness in the final discussions regarding the health care bill.”

If a candidate promises “hope” and “change” and one observes no change, is it reasonable to continue to hope?

Accountability Is Overrated

In Congress, Economy on January 4, 2010 at 7:48 am

The institution that wants to manage your health care is once again proving their aptitude at managing your money. A New Mexico (like the old Mexico, but fresher) watchdog group finds $27.5 million dollars American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds attributed either to non-existent New Mexico Congressional Districts or to zip codes that do not exist in New Mexico or anywhere else.

The recovery.gov site reports that $373,874 was spent in zip code 97052. Unfortunately, this expenditure created zip jobs. But $36,218 was credited with creating 5 jobs in zip code 87258. A cool hundred grand went into zip code 86705, but didn’t result in even one person finding work.

None of these zip codes exist in New Mexico, or anywhere else, for that matter.

The recovery.gov report also credits New Mexico with $131,139, though the zip codes receiving these funds (but creating no jobs) are in fact in DuPont, Washington, Richland, Washington, and Gales Creek, Oregon.

Imagine that your spouse spent your family into a debt deeper than your ability to re-pay within your lifetime and then couldn’t tell you where the money went. Or worse… gave you fake receipts.

(H/T Hot Air)

Iran to John Kerry: ACCESS DENIED

In Iran, Obama on January 3, 2010 at 6:55 pm

A little more than a week since John Kerry’s wish to make a public visit to Iran in his role as Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he’s received his official answer from the Islamic regime: “No.”

When asked Sunday if Kerry had filed a travel request as claimed or if Iran had taken pre-emptive action against talk of a visit, [Kerry spokesman Frederick] Jones told The Hill, “John Kerry has no plans to travel to Iran.”

He may not have had plans, per se, but he certainly had aspirations that the White House, in an “if-by-whiskey” manner, neither approved nor disapproved.

Sen. John Kerry has suggested becoming the first high-level U.S. emissary to make a public visit to Tehran since the 1979 Islamic revolution, a move White House officials say they won’t oppose.

“This sounds like the kind of travel a chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee would — and should — undertake,” said a White House official, adding it would be at Sen. Kerry’s own behest.

Iran however, has rejected the idea entirely.

On Saturday, Iranian legislators stepped up the rhetoric against the news that Kerry was considering traveling to Tehran with the blessing of the White House.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran has no plans to negotiate with any American official, unless the country (the U.S.) changes its policies,” member of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Zohreh Elahian said, according to Fars News Agency.

So much for Obama’s plan, as stated during his campaign, in which Obama announced his willingness to meet with Iran without pre-condition.

“…the notion that somehow not talking to countries is punishment to them – which has been the guiding diplomatic principle of this [Bush] administration – is ridiculous.”

Perhaps no more ridiculous, Mr. President, than assuming that your personality might change the outlook of the world and make Iran want to meet with a representative of your administration.

LOLBama Funnies

In Obama on January 1, 2010 at 7:44 pm

Thanks IMAO (it clicks the link for more)

Delightfully Offensive Charlie Brown Islamic Jihadist Christmas

In Terrorist on January 1, 2010 at 4:45 pm

I only regret that I didn’t find this before Christmas.