I’m Sure This Is Evil …

Posted in Evilness, Obama with tags , , on July 15, 2010 by lumpy

and that I’m going to buy it.  Cuz I’m evil, ya know?

Laura Ingraham’s The Obama Diaries.

From the way it’s being played up, I suspect it’s pretty funny.

Well, go on.

Interesting Places on the Intertubes

Posted in Background, Revolution with tags , on July 8, 2010 by lumpy

A roundup and link dump, all in one!  So you won’t have to!

The Center for Freedom and Prosperity

Americans for Tax Reform

The Cato Institute

Go on!

More Government Perfidy on BP Oil Spill

Posted in Issues, Obama with tags , on July 7, 2010 by lumpy

CNSNews reports:

Billy Nungesser, president of Plaquemines Parish in Louisiana, sensed that a chart showing 140 oil skimmers at work — a chart given to him by BP and the Coast Guard — was “somewhat inaccurate.” So, Nungesser asked to fly over the spill to verify the number.

The flyover was cancelled three times before those officials admitted that just 31 of the 140 skimmers were actually deployed.

The incident is detailed in a report released Thursday by Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Republicans say the report provides evidence that the Obama administration misrepresented the assets devoted to the cleanup, misrepresented the timing of when government officials knew there was an oil spill and misrepresented the level of control the government had over the matter …

Tuck this into the file with previous reports.

Go on.

New Taxes Hit 1/1/11

Posted in Issues, Obama, Revolution with tags , , on July 6, 2010 by lumpy

January 1, 2011, will see a massive increase in taxes and reduction in tax breaks, including:

First Wave: Expiration of 2001 and 2003 Tax Relief …

Second Wave: Obamacare

There are over twenty new or higher taxes in Obamacare. …

Third Wave: The Alternative Minimum Tax and Employer Tax Hikes …

Mug tip to Power Line.

Yeah, go on, while you can still afford to do so.

Had Enough Therapy?

Posted in Salutations with tags , , , , on July 5, 2010 by lumpy

An interesting blog from a life coach. His most recent instalaunched post is The Hotness Gap, after which a few genuine he-man woman-haters come out in the comments, but it is a good post none-the-less.

To his point that hotness affects election results, so do sports results, apparently.

Go on!

MM Reminds Us of the Bulwer-Lytton Contest

Posted in Cool stuff with tags , , on July 1, 2010 by lumpy

Winner of the Bulwer-Lytton Contest:

For the first month of Ricardo and Felicity’s affair, they greeted one another at every stolen rendezvous with a kiss–a lengthy, ravenous kiss, Ricardo lapping and sucking at Felicity’s mouth as if she were a giant cage-mounted water bottle and he were the world’s thirstiest gerbil.

Molly Ringle
Seattle, WA

The winner of the 2010 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest is Molly Ringle of Seattle, Washington.

And some history:

Since 1982 the English Department at San Jose State University has sponsored the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, a whimsical literary competition that challenges entrants to compose the opening sentence to the worst of all possible novels.

Mug tip to Mad Minerva.

Go on!

Riehl Warning to the GOP

Posted in Issues, Revolution with tags , , , , on July 1, 2010 by lumpy

Dan Riehl warns the establishment GOP:

A big part of my thinking in coming to DC was to try and help to create a synergy between the Right on-line and the establishment GOP. I had hoped to forestall anything like an insurgency from the Right by finding common ground. What I didn’t realize is that today’s GOP is interested in no such thing. It can’t hear anyone outside the Beltway echo chamber and isn’t interested in listening to them even if they could.

And I don’t believe today’s Beltway entrenched GOP is going to bring about the kind of change America needs. The leadership is weak, wasteful, misguided and out of sync with the people. The signs are all there, from Dede Scozzafava, to Charlie Crist – and worse.

And even if they reclaim this, or that majority in the fall, we will most likely see the same old politics as usual that so frustrated the Right under Bush. You don’t really believe they are going to repeal ObamaCare and tell millions of people expecting health insurance at taxpayer expense they can’t have it, do you? That will be politically imprudent to our Beltway ensconced GOP.

Illegal immigration? Led by soon to be ex-border cop John McCain, assuming he’s re-elected, they will be calling us racists and haters, again. They have to worry about that Hispanic vote, after all.

… Today’s Republican Party is broken and corrupt. And they are not my friend, any more than they are yours. They are only interested in themselves.

Preach it, Dan!

Go on!