Tuesday, September 27, 2005

All the world's a stage, but some are just better actors

Let's see if you can figure out what's going on in the picture. The left would have you believe that McBush Hitler couldn't bare to listen to the grieving mother Shehan any more and ordered his brown shirt gustapo to remove her. Typical of the free speech hating republican's right? In fact, as she was carried off by the police, all her fellow protestors chanted "The whole world is watching, the whole world is watching!" Of course, she is smiling in the photo, so what is going on?

The above example is a typical leftist tactic of staging "shutdowns." The idea is to hold a protest to mouth off about how bad Bush is. Then, you intentionally break certain rules in order to get the police to publically shut you down. This of course, makes it look as if the police are shutting you down because of what you are saying, not because you broke some small violation.

In fact it is quit pathetic. The Left so much hopes and wants the US to be portrayed as some totalitarian state that they are willing to go to great lengths to create the appearance a Nazi Germany or Berlin.

In the above, example what really happened is that the protesters were well aware that they were not allowed to remain still on the sidewalk direclty in front of the white house. knowing this, Shehan and her group of "professional protestors" sat down and waited for the Secret Service to show up, which of course they did.

A similar event occured about a week ago. This time Sheehan and the short bus of retarded protestors where in New York. It turns out the organizer knew well in advance that a permit was required to use a microphone, but decided to hold the protest without one anyways. As expected, as Shehan was riling up the Kook-Aid drinkers, the NYPD comes in and unplugs the microphone and arrests the organizer, leading the crowd to chant "Shame, shame, shame." Sheehan even claims she was roughed up by the police.

It turns out that this weekend, the Dems had plenty more of these staged "shutdowns" planned. Their plan was to basically drain local police resources for the entire weekend by doing what they call "nonviolent direct action." The event's main co-sponsor, the far left-wing group United for Peace and Justice, has organized a bunch of "affinity groups" who will try and get themselves arrested. They've even expressed "solidarity" with radical activists who plan to "disrupt the city's traffic or commerce."

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Blatant Blog Misuse

So, I've been writing off and on for about a year, as a service (and cause it makes me feel cool). Now it's time to cash in. Apparently bloggers are invited to see a screening of the new movie Serenity. A FREE screening. All I have to do is post some links to the film and review it afterwards. So here goes...
Joss Whedon, the Oscar® - and Emmy - nominated writer/director responsible for the worldwide television phenomena of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE, ANGEL and FIREFLY, now applies his trademark compassion and wit to a small band of galactic outcasts 500 years in the future in his feature film directorial debut, Serenity. The film centers around Captain Malcolm Reynolds, a hardened veteran (on the losing side) of a galactic civil war, who now ekes out a living pulling off small crimes and transport-for-hire aboard his ship, Serenity. He leads a small, eclectic crew who are the closest thing he has left to family –squabbling, insubordinate and undyingly loyal.
You can check out the movie site here.
I hadn't heard of the series Firefly, which this movie is based on, but I have enjoyed the occasional Buffy or Angel. If this is as good, it will definitely be worth every penny.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

You Make the Call

Well folks, how's this for media objectivity. The Associated Press dug up an old Vietnam war photo and put this unbelievably biased caption by it:

Two infantrymen sprint across the clearing in War Zone D where a U.S. battalion is trapped under automatic weapons fire from surrounding Viet Cong troops, 50 miles northeast of Saigon, Vietnam, in this June 18, 1967 black-and-white file photo. Bush administration officials bristle at the suggestion that the war in Iraq might look anything like the Vietnam war. Yet even as 2005’s anti-war protests recall memories of yesteryear’s demonstrations, President Bush’s own words eerily echo those of President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1967, a pivotal year in Vietnam. (AP Photo/Henri Huet, File)

Honestly folks, why do I even bother. It's not even fun pointing this stuff out anymore. MSM bias now is just a foregone conclusion.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Exposing Pallywood

Here's a video I found which highlights how much of the "war" footage between the Israelis and Palestinians is actually staged by freelance Palestinian Journalists and cameramen. The images are staged, directed and edited and then distributed for dramatic emotional effect. Often, the footage is aired by the world, without even questioning the authenticity of the underlying events.

The video is only about 18 minutes in length.

Subsidize Brothels for the Disabled?

Oh brother, is there any human activity that the the recipients of Europeon welfare (ie. socialism) won't expect to be funded by the government?

Monday, September 19, 2005

Clinton Gets Fisked

Powerline writes:

In recent years, the Democrats have violated many of the tacit conventions of civility that have enabled our political system to work for more than two centuries. Yesterday another barrier fell, and once again, we entered uncharted waters: former President Bill Clinton launched a vicious attack on President Bush on ABC's "This Week" program.

Not suprisingly, Clinton used hyperbole, half-truths and blatant misrepresentations to prey on the audience's ignorance. As Clinton learned earlier, if you tell a lie often enough, people will start to actually believe it.

Powerline goes on to give it a thorough fisking which is an absolute must read.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Romney vs. CAIR

Well, it turns out that Mass. Governor Mitt Romney has upset the usual folks with his wire-tapping mosques comment he made the other day. Not suprisinlgy, the ACLU and a few other groups marched and rallied in front of his Boston office, demanding an apology. Romney, however, didn't back down and refused to apologize.

Now, the CAIR group has gotten involved and is suggesting that people send Romney a "polite note." If you remember, CAIR is an organization with questionable ties which has great success at suing people and forcing people out of their jobs for comments the organization views at anti-muslim.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Whose hands are on the money?

Is anyone having second thoughts about giving billions of dollars of aid for Katrina relief to local and state officials?

If not, read this: Louisiana Officials Indicted Before Katrina Hit.

Senior officials in Louisiana's emergency planning agency already were awaiting trial over allegations stemming from a federal investigation into waste, mismanagement and missing funds when Hurricane Katrina struck.

And federal auditors are still trying to track as much as $60 million in unaccounted for funds that were funneled to the state from the Federal Emergency Management Agency dating back to 1998. . . .

The problems are particularly worrisome, federal officials said, because they involve the Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, the agency that will administer much of the billions in federal aid anticipated for victims of Katrina.

If the hundreds of billions of dollars of hurricane relief fall into the wrong hands, this could make the Oil For Food Scandel amount look like monopoly money.

On a related note, have you heard of the Louisiana congressman who under the auspices of viewing hurricane damage, went to his home to recover personal items, and then got stuck, so he had to get a rescue team to get him out. So during a crucial time when the National Guard and the Coast Guard are trying to keep order and rescue people, this empty suit swings by his house and even takes Guardsmen with him. Then the Coast Guard has to intervene to get him out.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Blanco admits to huge Katrina error, off camera

Wizbang is all over La Governor Blanco for not requesting federal troops be sent in. The reason? She didn't want the looters to go to jail!!! You must check this out!

CAIR Doctors Photo and Tries to Hide It

Jihad Watch has caught the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) doctoring a photo at their web site, then hiding the evidence.

A picture of a several women at a recent CAIR photo-op to promote the disputed “fatwa against terrorism” was crudely altered to add a hijab: Stalinism at CAIR: photo doctored for Islamic correctness.

On a related Note, Did Mitt Romney just suggest that Mosques should be wire-tapped, and if so, will this hurt his potential run for Presidency?

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Did Rove plan this?

Instapundit writes: "Just as John Roberts is being quizzed by the Senate Judiciary Committee, another court declares the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional."

Here's a round-up from Ankle Biting Pundits:

The lefties in the Senate and the groups against Roberts have to be PO'ed. This news is going to overshadow their other messages against Roberts - and now they're going to have to play defense because you know this is going to be the 1st question that they are asked about.
You know these kooks agree with the decision, but they can't say that.
This also bodes well for President Bush picking a very conservative replacement for O'Conn[o]r. If he's got a short list he should make his selection quick while the iron is hot and it will be much harder for the loons to say his judicial choice is "out of the mainstream".
We'll have more on this later...

Hugh Hewitt thinks that this ruling provides a great springboard for nominating Michael McConnell to the Supreme Court. McConnell is a leading expert on the religion clauses of the First Amendment to the Constitution and may also be the conservative short-lister most likely to deliver a Roberts-quality performance before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Gaza, looted and destroyed

Well, it didn't take long for the masses to pour into Gaza and completely destroy it.

Hours after the IDF rolled out, vans bristling with masked gunmen and blaring martial music rolled into this abandoned settlement, passing donkey carts laden with loot and families picnicking on yellowing lawns.
OC Southern Command Maj.-Gen. Dan Harel officially ceded control of the Gaza Strip to the Palestinian Authority on Monday evening, but by then the fate of Israel’s settlements had long been sealed. By early Monday morning, tens of thousands swarmed the settlements celebrating what leaders here called “a day of rebirth of the Gaza Strip.”
Students cut school, the terrorist groups carted out their homemade RPGs and prayed in the settlements’ smoldering synagogues, the poor scavenged the settlement carcasses, and the PA police and other security forces watched.
Looters torched synagogues and ripped what they could from what were considered the settlements’ sturdiest buildings.

And, of course, what about the greenhouses the Israeli government left intact in order to help the Palestinian economy?

The greenhouses, left behind by Israel as part of a deal brokered by international mediators, are a centerpiece of Palestinian plans for rebuilding Gaza after 38 years of Israeli occupation. The Palestinian Authority hopes the high-tech greenhouses will provide jobs and export income for Gaza’s shattered economy.
During a tour of Neveh Dekalim, Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei implored Palestinians to leave the structures intact, even as people scavenged through debris elsewhere in the settlement.
“These greenhouses are for the Palestinian people,” he said. “We don’t want anyone to touch or harm anything that can be useful for our people.”
Just minutes away, crowds of looters in the Gadid settlement overwhelmed hundreds of guards trying to protect the greenhouses. Guards acknowledged that in many cases, they were unable to stop the looting.
“They are taking plastic sheeting, they are taking hoses, they are taking anything they can get their hands on,” said Hamza Judeh, a Palestinian policeman.

Hat tip LGF.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

"Crescent of Embrace"

Here's a nice digital overlay, curtesy of Zombie, of the Flight 93 Memorial, the "Crescent of Embrace,"I mentioned earlier. For those of you who are not aware, the crescent shape is a predominant symbol in Islam and is displayed on many of those nation's flags.

Michelle Malkin has tons more.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Friday Morning Bloggy Goodness

Here's a round-up of some interesting news and views on the blogosphere this morning.

Every once in awhile, I swing on by Arriana Huffington's Limousine Liberal site the HuffingtonPost for a few good laughs. It is quite predictable and quite moronic. Even Cindy Sheehan has beed added as one of the bloggers! Anyways, Greg Gutfeld is a blogger over there who has consistently great posts. Click here to check out a few of his hilarious posts, frequently poking fun at the celeb bloggers at the Huffpo.

LGF comments that the planned memorial for flight 93 oddly resembles the universal symbol of Islam.

Michelle Malkin is all over Air America Radio.

Brian Maloney notes that there is a double standard of prayer in public schools. Apparently, only Muslims are alowed to pray.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Jeff Spicoli to the Rescue!

Get a load of this:

EFFORTS by Hollywood actor Sean Penn to aid New Orleans victims stranded by Hurricane Katrina foundered badly overnight, when the boat he was piloting to launch a rescue attempt sprang a leak. Penn had planned to rescue children waylaid by Katrina's flood waters, but apparently forgot to plug a hole in the bottom of the vessel, which began taking water within seconds of its launch.
The actor, known for his political activism, was seen wearing what appeared to be a white flak jacket and frantically bailing water out of the sinking vessel with a red plastic cup.
When the boat's motor failed to start, those aboard were forced to use paddles to propel themselves down the flooded New Orleans street.
Asked what he had hoped to achieve in the waterlogged city, the actor replied: "Whatever I can do to help." With the boat loaded with members of Penn's entourage, including a personal photographer, one bystander taunted the actor: "How are you going to get any people in that thing?"

Friday, September 02, 2005

The Great Protector That Wasn't

Let the failed rescue efforts and coordination in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina be a lesson to all to those that think the Federal Government is the end all be all. The idea of the Nanny State taking care of it's citizens from cradle to grave (ie. socialism) has proved time and time again to be inoperable. The Federal Government is simply too large, has too many empty suits, and has too many buearocratic layers to move swiftly. Contrast this with pure milatary action after the tsunami, where our armed forces responded quickly and efficiently.

Where are the leaders? Who is in charge? Who is calling the shots?
After 911, President Bush asserted himself and we knew that he would act quickly to resolve the situation. Rudy Guliano was also a great leader at that time.

However, in the face of this disaster, there is a void of leadership. The federal agency in charge of disaster relief, FEMA, has proved desparately inneffective and unprepared. The Louisiana state and local officials are incompetent as well.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Huffpo Rebel

After hearing that left-wing California activist Mariana Huffington was starting a group blog, I thought all we'd get would be a highly publicized (msm) fount of anti-Bush retoric. I was wrong.
We also get a poster who talks sense, with bite.
Check out Greg Gutfeld.
Or not waiting, say, 5 minutes before the bodies are fished out of the water to attempt to make political gain of tragedy. Boldness Points: For a Kennedy (second item) issuing blame over an event that involved drowning.