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December 31, 2008

Celebrate New Year's the Right Way

Over at Pajamas Media today, I talk about how I prefer to spend New Year's Eve. Head on over to check it out.

And whatever you choose to do this evening, please be safe and enjoy yourself. See you next year!


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December 30, 2008

Caroline Kennedys Treatment Sexist? Hardly.

Over at FSM today:

Of course, Roff is correct that Kennedy meets the bare bones requirements. And naturally, Paterson may select anyone he likes to replace Hillary Clinton in the event her nomination as Secretary of State is approved. Yes, Roff does touch on the idea that political dynasties are anathema for many Americans, but hes missing the main point: it wasnt sexism that Palin was up against, but elitism. The sexist comments about her motherhood being a barrier to doing a good job as vice president were just a sideline, permitted because she didnt make the grade as far as elitists were concerned. Remember, Hillary Clinton also had to face some sexist blowback, but that was only after liberals and the lapdog media had decided that Barack Obama was their man.

Read it all here. And yes, I had Caroline Kennedy on the brain this week...

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Caroline Kennedy's Fractured Fairytale

My latest at American Thinker:

To the untrained eye it seemed as though Princess Caroline was suddenly infected by a sense of power in her success in helping to create a new political dynasty, but the truth is she did it because of her humble desire to serve. In her own words: "Going into politics is something people have asked me about forever. When this opportunity came along, which was sort of unexpected, I thought, `Well, maybe now. How about now?'" What is truly amazing is that she said this not while nibbling caviar and sipping champagne, but while eating a grilled cheese and bacon sandwich, washing it down with coffee. Truly, a woman of the people.

Read it all here.

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December 23, 2008

Christmas Greetings

To All My Liberal Friends:

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2009, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere. Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishes.

To My Conservative Friends:

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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December 18, 2008

If the Shoe Fits...

This is my latest for FSM:

The glee with which so many Americans have savored this insult to President Bush is, frankly, nauseating. Regardless of your opinion of the man, he is our president, our Commander-in-Chief. Watching the television coverage on CNN believe me, I had no choice I noted that my companions were not upset about it all, and were parroting the biggest insult in the Middle East line conveniently fed to them. So I asked them how the same news would be received had it been Obama behind the podium instead of Bush.

Read it all here.

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Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus

This is one of those anonymous e-mails that goes around. Don't know where it originated, don't know if it's true...but even if it's just a story, the sentiment is lovely. Enjoy!

I remember my first Christmas adventure with Grandma. I was just a kid. I remember tearing across town on my bike to visit her on the day my big sister dropped the bomb: "There is no Santa Claus," she jeered. "Even dummies know that!"

My Grandma was not the gushy kind, never had been. I fled to her that day because I knew she would be straight with me. I knew Grandma always told the truth, and I knew that the truth always went down a whole lot easier when swallowed with one of her "world-famous" cinnamon buns. I knew they were world-famous, because Grandma said so. It had to be true.

Grandma was home, and the buns were still warm. Between bites, I told her everything. She was ready for me. "No Santa Claus?" she snorted.... "Ridiculous! Don't believe it. That rumor has been going around for years, and it makes me mad, plain mad!! Now, put on your coat, and let's go."

"Go? Go where, Grandma?" I asked. I hadn't even finished my second world-famous cinnamon bun. "Where" turned out to be Kerby's General Store, the one store in town that had a little bit of just about everything.

As we walked through its doors, Grandma handed me ten dollars. That was a bundle in those days. "Take this money," she said, "and buy something for someone who needs it. I'll wait for you in the car." Then she turned and walked out of Kerby's.

I was only eight years old. I'd often gone shopping with my mother, but never had I shopped for anything all by myself. The store seemed big and crowded, full of people scrambling to finish their Christmas shopping. For a few moments I just stood there, confused, clutching that ten-dollar bill, wondering what to buy, and who on earth to buy it for. I thought of everybody I knew: my family, my friends, my neighbors, the kids at school, the people who went to my church. I was just about thought out, when I suddenly thought of Bobby Decker. He was a kid with bad breath and messy hair, and he sat right behind me in Mrs. Pollock's grade-two class.

Bobby Decker didn't have a coat. I knew that because he never went out to recess during the winter. His mother always wrote a note, telling the teacher that he had a cough, but all we kids knew that Bobby Decker didn't have a cough; he didn't have a good coat. I fingered the ten-dollar bill with growing excitement. I would buy Bobby Decker a coat! I settled on a red corduroy one that had a hood to it. It looked real warm, and he would like that.

"Is this a Christmas present for someone?" the lady behind the counter asked kindly, as I laid my ten dollars down. "Yes, ma'am," I replied shyly. "It's for Bobby." The nice lady smiled at me, as I told her about how Bobby really needed a good winter coat. I didn't get any change, but she put the coat in a bag, smiled again, and wished me a Merry Christmas.

That evening, Grandma helped me wrap the coat (a little tag fell out of the coat, and Grandma tucked it in her Bible) in Christmas paper and ribbons and wrote, "To Bobby, From Santa Claus" on it. Grandma said that Santa always insisted on secrecy. Then she drove me over to Bobby Decker's house, explaining as we went that I was now and forever officially, one of Santa's helpers.

Grandma parked down the street from Bobby's house, and she and I crept noiselessly and hid in the bushes by his front walk. Then Grandma gave me a nudge. "All right, Santa Claus," she whispered, "get going." I took a deep breath, dashed for his front door, threw the present down on his step, pounded his door and flew back to the safety of the bushes and Grandma. Together we waited breathlessly in the darkness for the front door to open. Finally it did, and there stood Bobby.

Fifty years haven't dimmed the thrill of those moments spent shivering, beside my Grandma, in Bobby Decker's bushes. That night, I realized that those awful rumors about Santa Claus were just what Grandma said they were, ridiculous. Santa was alive and well, and we were on his team.

I still have the Bible, with the coat tag tucked inside: $19.95.

May you always have LOVE to share, HEALTH to spare and FRIENDS that care. And may you always believe in the magic of Santa Claus!

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Questions Remain about Obama and Blago

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December 17, 2008

Thanks for Nothing, Senator McCain

My latest at PJM:

I was reluctant to support John Mr. Bipartisan McCain, but by the time the dust was settled, he was the last man standing. It wasnt until he named Sarah Palin as his running mate that I, along with countless others, became enthusiastic about McCain the candidate. So for him to give her such an obvious brush-off when she was the only thing his campaign did right even though they completely misused her talents until the end, when it was too late to save the sinking SS McCain is absolutely contemptible.

Click the link above to read the whole thing.

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December 12, 2008

Media Suddenly Discovers Obamas Case of SCS Shady Crony Syndrome

Finally! But don't get too excited yet:

Whoever said politics isnt any fun hasnt been paying attention to Chicago, also known as The Windy City, Hog Butcher for the World, The City that Works and, more recently, The Biggest Political Cess Pit West of Washington D.C.

The story itself doesnt offer any analysis or depth to the information its simply a laundry list of shady characters whom Obama has known and worked with for the last couple of decades. But the AP has seen fit to impart information that somehow didnt make the grade during the two-year long presidential run. I guess they were too busy writing stories about how much he and Michelle adore each other and what a great basketball player he is. In a similar vein, august news personalities Tom Brokaw and Charlie Rose four days before the election admitted they knew little about Obama: his views on foreign policy, what books hes read or who his heroes are. Who his heroes are? Now thats funny!

Read it all here.

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December 10, 2008

Not Even Democrats Want to Touch Blagojevich with a 10-Foot PoleWhy?

I discuss the Blagojevich scandal over at FSM today:

When political scandals hit the fan, heres how they are usually dealt with: Republican offenders are almost immediately vilified by the press and then hounded by their own party to step down either from their leadership position or their elected office or both. Democrat offenders are given the benefit of the doubt by the press (at least in the beginning), and their fellow party members circle the wagons to protect them from criticism on the right.

However, the ever-expanding scandal of Democrat Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff John Harris being arrested on federal corruption charges doesnt fit the usual Democrat never say surrender playbook. What gives?

Here's the whole thing.

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Senator Dodd Plays the Pot to GM's Kettle

My latest, up at PJM today, where I take my favorite senator to task:

This recent MSNBC article caught my eye: Key Lawmaker Calls for Head of GM to Step Down.

The key lawmaker is Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), who imparted this nugget of wisdom on a popular morning news program:

It is not my job to hire and fire, but what Im trying to suggest is that you need to have new teams in place, Dodd told ABCs Good Morning America show on Monday.

If you are going to restructure a company you cant be asking the people frankly, many who were involved in creating the problems were in, to be involved in restructuring.

Pot, meet kettle. Or, as I usually refer to him, Connecticuts other senator. (Full disclosure: he is my senator.) Despite his seniority in Washington, few people outside of Connecticut had heard of Dodd until recently. In fact, so few people had heard of Dodd that his run for the Democratic presidential nomination garnered him a whopping 0% of the vote in Iowa, making him one of the first casualties of the 2008 primary season. His was less of a dark horse candidacy than a dime-a-dozen candidacy.

Read it all here.

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December 09, 2008

Democrat Governor of Illinois (and Friend of Obama) Arrested on Federal Corruption Charges

Since the MSM often doesn't like to include the tag Democrat in their headlines when Dem politicos go wrong, I thought I'd do it for them. Here's the scoop:

Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff, John Harris, were arrested by FBI agents on federal corruption charges Tuesday morning.

Blagojevich and Harris were arrested simultaneously at their homes at about 6:15 a.m., according to Frank Bochte of the FBI. Both were transported to FBI headquarters in Chicago.

In one charge related to the appointment of a senator to replace Barack Obama, prosecutors allege that Blagojevich sought appointment for himseld as Secretary of Health and Human Services in the new Obama administration, or a lucrative job with a union, in exchange for appointing a union-preferred candidate.

Another charge alleges Blagojevich and Harris conspired to demand the firing of Chicago Tribune editorial board members responsible for editorials critical of him in exchange for state help with the sale of Wrigley Field, the Chicago Cubs baseball stadium owned by Tribune Co.

Read more at the Chicago Tribune.

So, when will Obama throw pal Blagojevich under the bus with the rest of his inconvenient cronies?

Merry Fitzmas, everyone!


He's not the Rod Blagojevich I knew...

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Obama's Public Works Projects

Obama's really into this whole "reincarnation" of FDR thing. According to the New York Times (which just had to take out a kind of "home equity loan" on its brand spanking new 8th Avenue building just to stay solvent), The One has promised "to create the largest public works construction program since the inception of the interstate highway system a half century ago as he seeks to put together a plan to resuscitate the reeling economy."

Blogmeister USA has discovered what at least one of those projects will be. Click to see below the fold...

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December 05, 2008

Move America Forward Asks You to Support Our Troops This Christmas/Hannukah Season

The message below is from Melanie Morgan at Move America Forward:

Hello, it's Melanie Morgan, Chairman of Move America Forward (the nation's largest pro-troop organization) and I have a favor to ask of you.

Our group is trying to make sure every single U.S. military servicemember serving in Iraq or Afghanistan receives a care package this holiday season. We want all of our troops to know how much we love and appreciate them.

I've looked over our orders for the past week, and we need many more Americans to sponsor care packages if we're going to meet this goal. I don't believe in failure, especially when it comes to our troops, so I am pleading with you for your help.

Would you please sponsor care packages in your name via the links below, so that we can send a giant shipment of love and support to our troops this Christmas and Hanukkah holiday season?

Order a Coffee/Cookies Pack for 1 Troop - HERE
Order a Large Variety Pack for 5 U.S. Troops - HERE
Order a Platoon Care Package for 10+ U.S. Troops - HERE
Order a Battalion Care Package for 20+ U.S. Troops - HERE
Order a Company Care Package for 50 U.S. Troops - HERE

And you can learn more about our care package operations and what this is all about by watching this short video on Move America Forward's care packages for the troops program:




They do so much for us...let's do this for them.

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December 04, 2008

Attention, Smelly Washington D.C. Tourists!

Are you one of those smellly, stinky tourists who offends Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid when you dare to enter the Capitol building during the hot, humid Washington D.C. summers?

This product is for you. Use it in good health. And think of Harry when you do.


Offended by the smell of freedom and the unwashed masses...

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The Constitution and the Presidency Why It Matters

Amidst all of the speculation about Barack Obama's birth certificate, it's a good idea to talk about why the framers created the "natural born citizen" requirement for our presidents.

I wrote about it for FSM today.

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