Oct
12
2011
1

#rsrh Hey, everyone! It’s DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz!

Having a moment of semi-honesty.  Apparently, we don’t elect ‘leaders’ – mind the sudden chill, there – to create jobs:

(H/T: Hot Air) I say ‘semi-honesty’ because it’s somewhat more accurate to say that empirical evidence over the last three years suggests that nobody should realistically expect that electing Democrats will create jobs.  But that is a somewhat complex concept, with several hard words in it – and Wasserman Schultz was picked for DNC chair more for her ability to snarl on cue than for her level of cognitive development.  I mean, I’m sure that she has some – but nobody’s exactly calling Debbie in to double-check the math on that neutrino thing, if you know what I mean…

Aug
27
2011
7

#rsrh Q&A Time With Uncle Moe!

Via @SissyLewis comes this question from Salon:

Q: “Why won’t America Embrace the Left?

Ooh, ooh!  Pick me!  Pick me!

A: It’s because they do stupid [expletive deleted] like this!

I mean, my wife’s a lot less political than me – and her first reaction there was One of these things is not like the others.

Aug
24
2011
11

Rubio. Birthers.

Well alrighty, then.

The Daily Caller has the details*:

Here’s how the logic works (according to World Net Daily’s Joe Kovacs): “While the Constitution does not define ‘natural-born citizen,’ there is strong evidence that the Founding Fathers understood it to mean someone born of two American citizens.”

Kovacs (and he is not alone) goes on to reason that Rubio’s “eligibility is in doubt” because — though his parents were legal U.S. residents when he was born — they were not yet naturalized citizens.

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Aug
18
2011
7

Go carbon-neutral OR THE ALIENS WILL GET YOU.

Ever get the feeling that these people are starting to run out of arguments?

It may not rank as the most compelling reason to curb greenhouse gases, but reducing our emissions might just save humanity from a pre-emptive alien attack, scientists claim.

Watching from afar, extraterrestrial beings might view changes in Earth’s atmosphere as symptomatic of a civilisation growing out of control – and take drastic action to keep us from becoming a more serious threat, the researchers explain.

Note that the people that I’m really sneering at are the people at The Guardian who somewhat tortured what was a moderately innocuous paper on the range of First Contact scenarios into a ZOMG STOP RELEASING CARBON DIOXIDE OR THE ZETA RETICULANS WILL COME AND ANALLY PROBE OUR BRAINS.

No, that isn’t actually a non-sequitur: I have it on excellent authority that the anterior region of the body is indeed where the average Guardian employee keeps his or her cerebral cortex.

(Via @stoo11)

May
11
2011
2

46/29/4.

FORTY-SIX, TWENTY-NINE, FOUR.

If you’re wondering what that is, it’s the D/R/I breakdown of the AP poll of adults that ‘shows’ the President at a 60% approval level.  Hot Air doesn’t say, but I will: that’s roughly the same ratio that this AP poll was reporting in May of 2009… which is to say, before Barack Obama and the Democrats put on big hob-nailed boots and started jumping up and down on their collective reputation.

In other words: um.  No.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

PS: And in the field of ‘burying the lede’… the actual headline of that AP article should have been “Former President George W Bush hits 50% approval rating in ridiculously Dem-heavy poll.”  Put another way:

Apparent-ly!

[UPDATE] Heh.  Jim Geraghty and I really do think somewhat alike.

Mar
17
2011
2

#rsrh Red Dawn Bad Guys now… North Korea?

You have got to be [expletive deleted] me… no.  No, no: they’re really going to turn the ChiComs into North Koreans for Red Dawn.  You see, the Chinese might get upset, and they’re a revenue source: but nobody in Hollywood cares if the North Koreans take offense.  After all, as Greg Gutfield notes, “…with that country, there’s nothing to be gained, financially. It’s as lucrative as a Kathy Griffin porn site.”

Yes, I know.  The goggles do nothing.

Anyway, it’s a shame: Libertas reviewed the film-that-was (SPOILERS), and it sounded fun.  Guess MGM just likes being collaborators.

Moe Lane

PS: WOLVERINES!

Feb
18
2011
5

#rsrh. OCH! Wisconsin’s tax dollars at work.

Marvel, oh my droogies, at the caliber of establishment that the Brave Sir Robins (otherwise known as “Democratic Wisconsin state senators trying to avoid a vote on ending collective bargaining”) hid out at, rather than do their job.  I give you… the Tilted Kilt:

If you think that I’m going to pretend that I wouldn’t have a beer and something fried – AND NON-SCOTTISH – at such a fine, fine residence myself, well… I’m not.  I’d probably cheerfully eat there, if I needed to, or really, wanted to.  But I wouldn’t be doing it on the taxpayer’s dime, either – and if I’m there in Illinois when I should be in Wisconsin dealing with the fact that elections have consequences, then I’m doing it on the taxpayer’s dime whether or not I’m using my personal credit card to leave Fiona MacSchoolgirloutfit an outrageous tip that will not, in fact, result in her helping toss my caber*.

And remember this well, ye Wisconsin Republican state Senators.  That is where your ‘colleagues’ were while you were carefully avoiding letting your heads, or those of your staffers, be in a clear field of fire today.

Via The PJ Tatler, via Instapundit.

Moe Lane

*Not that I would attempt to enlist such help, being married and all.

Sep
06
2010
1

#rsrh You mispelled ‘schmuck,’ Mr. President. (NSFW)

At least, on our side.  We talk about you like you are a schmuck – which, while rude, also has no relationship to ‘dog’ whatsoever*.

“Some powerful interests that have been setting the agenda in Washington for a long time, and they’re not always happy with me. They talk about me like a dog.”

However, I would find it very believable that Democratic powerful interests may in point of fact speak of you in such a fashion.  Long tradition in your party leadership, and all that.

Very long.

Moe Lane

*Not to plumb the depths of Yiddish – a language which has almost as checkered and crooked a past as English does – but ‘schmuck’ usually carries the connotation of ‘penis’ (or, more vulgarly, ‘dick’).  Of course, several Yiddish words of roughly equivalent meaning have been known to creep into the language – thus making it tricky to determine which one is best for the job – but that’s part of Yiddish’s charm: it taps into all the languages that Yiddish speakers picked up while they were being kicked around Europe and being put on various enemies’ lists by clinical paranoids.

You simply have to be resigned to that.

Apr
20
2010
10

The Democrats’ War on Bacon.

Salt, too.

Let me just add my name to the list of people visibly itching to bounce a salt shaker off of the FDA’s collective forehead:

The Food and Drug Administration is planning an unprecedented effort to gradually reduce the salt consumed each day by Americans, saying that less sodium in everything from soup to nuts would prevent thousands of deaths from hypertension and heart disease. The initiative, to be launched this year, would eventually lead to the first legal limits on the amount of salt allowed in food products.

…because, of course, the FDA has nothing better to do with its time.  Look, I understand that the nanny-state Left doesn’t trust its own judgment and ability to make informed decisions, and that’s fine.  In fact, I agree with them: I don’t trust their judgment or ability to make informed decisions, either.  But why do they insist on trying to interfere with my judgment or ability to make informed decisions? – Aside from them generally being annoying neo-Puritan gloom-magnets, of course.

At any rate, I can’t wait to see the FDA explain to the American people why they can’t have proper bacon anymore…

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.

Mar
25
2010
11

Politico Fails to Fact-check Carnahan’s Coffin Con. [UPDATED.]

[UPDATE: via Glenn Reynolds I see that Politico has updated the story, and that it was even worse before I noticed it.  I’m making corrections.]

Let us start by watching what happened SUNDAY. This is via Gateway Pundit – who, by the way, was there and who was a spokesman:

Got it? Low-key prayer vigil, coffin brought in for staged funeral of Constitution [future victims of abortion.  See, this is how you do it, Politico – ML], old people crying, coffin then removed. Now let’s see how Politico referenced it:

A coffin was placed on a Missouri Democrat’s lawn, another in a string of incidents against lawmakers after their vote Sunday on a health care overhaul.

Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-Mo.) had a coffin placed “near his home,” a spokesman said Wednesday evening.

The coffin was from a prayer vigil.

…and then they went on to equate this with (alleged) incidents or threats of physical violence. Without bothering to check, of course.

Guys? Unquestionably and uncritically reprinting Democratic party press releases like this is not going to be a viable business model, come January 2011. Russ Carnahan and his people can’t help themselves – in more ways than one – but you over at the Politico can.

Moe Lane

PS: I’ll feel obligated to disavow acts of political violence when credible evidence appears that an organization that I belong to organized, initiated, or willfully incited one. Until then, I recommend that people wanting me to do that just save their screeds to their hard drive, preferably in a subfolder of the folder that they have for all those drawings of Sarah Palin being beaten.

Crossposted to RedState.

Feb
04
2009
4

No, really, Glenn: Dumber than soap.

[UPDATE]: I offer the traditional welcome to our Instapundit visitors – geekery on the main page, feel free to peruse – and cheerfully note to Dan Riehl that the woman did say it twice.  I’m only human.

My RS colleague Jeff Emanuel reported on this little oopsie by Speaker Pelosi:

The title of the YouTube was “Dumber than Soap,” which Glenn Reynolds was gentlemanly enough to discount. Alas, Jeff did some more digging, and it turns out that this wasn’t the first time:

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