An Obama appointment that I *could* readily support.

If only I thought that this administration had the mother-wit to make it.


Moe Lane

PS: Scott Ott of Scrappleface is running for office. No joke: he’s running for Lehigh County Executive. And he could use your help.

Crossposted to RedState.

I almost wish that Iowahawk would stop doing this.

Well, not really. Not at all, in fact. Via Little Miss Attila:

Please do not touch the bureaucrats


Music (throughout)
Motley Crue, “Girls Girls Girls”

Katherine Weymouth
Hey fellas, after a hard week lobbying down on K Street, we know what you want. When the sun goes down on the capitol dome, you want to kick off those white shoes and get comfortable with the Beltway’s hottest journalists and public policy analysts. And they’re all waiting for you at the Washington Chrome Post.

Sexy Reverb Voice
mmmm…. the Washington Chrome Post.
(Trust me, there’s more. Much more)

But still: he makes this look all too easy, sometimes.

Crossposted to RedState.

Iowahawk announces winner of the 2009 Earth Week Virtual Cruise-In.

It was a tie for me between the B-17 and the Spitfire – I’m a sentimentalist – but in the end, it was Iowahawk’s contest, and his criteria:

Yet, neither of those yardsticks captures the true spirit of the Cruise, which is really about attitude. It’s that menacing glimmer that warns Gaia: my pimp hand is strong. The sassy insouciance that invites the moralist biddies and prim religious scolds of the green movement to Kiss. My. Ass.

…makes it impossible to quibble with his choice of 2009 Iowahawk Earth Week Virtual Cruise-In Grand Champion Carbonator. It’s a well-deserved honor.


Crossposted to RedState.

Iowahawk re-announces his nuclear status.

(H/T: Cynthia Yockey*)  Iowahawk has brought back something from the archives:

Announcement of Glorious Nuclear Achievement to Gangster Stooges of Blogosphere
In the back yard of scientific researchings behind the Great Storage Shed of the People, Iowahawk scientists successfully conducted above-ground nuclear missile test explosions under secure and many malt liquor conditions on early hours of October 10, 2006 April 6, 2009, at a stirring time when alarm clocks of the neighborhood have yet to clangle. To the impotent yappings of the neighboring gangster devils, Iowahawk responds: howl away, bourgeois traitors of Lakewood Mobile Home Court! Your pitious lamentations and cowardly 911-callings will never stop Iowahawk from the great leap forward into great and powerful prosperity, using his mighty quiver of nuclear-tipped cherry bombs and fully-fissionable bottle rockets for peaceful unity purposes!

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Iowahawk publishes the second Journolist thread.

Not to indulge in pop psychology – HA! This is the Internet, baby; the bad psychology is only matched by the bad sociology, with the bad cultural analysis batting cleanup – but you do have to wonder whether this particular parody might be just a little too biting for the recipients’ comfort (H/T IMAO). They’d totally deny it, of course – they would* – but every blogger that I’ve heard of so far that’s been linked to the Journolist has also had an inferiority complex that you could bounce rocks off of (thank you, Terry Pratchett. I think).

I’m not entirely certain what they’re feeling inferior to; possibly neither are they. The mainstream media, for having travel budgets and instant access; us Right-Wing Death Beasts, for daring to laugh and have fun instead of curling up and dying in the face of their superior daily traffic; their looming twentieth year high school reunions, for all I know.Whatever it is, it’s a doozy; it caused them to do one heck of a regress. Such a shame, really.

OK… no, its not. But you’re supposed to say things like that in these situations.

Moe Lane

*The paradox in that would be both more interesting and kind of tragic, if only I cared.

Crossposted to RedState.

You know what the hardest part of excerpting an Iowahawk post is?

Knowing when to stop. From “Dead Hobo Reporting Glitch Claims Another White House Appointee:”

The Chu hobo kerfuffle was the latest in a week-long series of Obama administration personnel imbroglis that have led to 36 White House resignations. Former HHS Secretary Tom Daschle and Chief Performance Officer Nancy Killefer saw their tenures cut short over tax issues, which continue to dog Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Geithner is also dogged over dogs, after his failure to report over $14,000 in income from his backyard pitbull fight business. An earlier federal grand jury probe over an alleged 12-state outlaw motorcycle gang methamphetamine network forced Commerce Secretary designate Bill Richardson to resign before Mr.Obama’s inauguration. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis faces continued scrutiny over late taxes, lobbying, and involvement in a Tijuana car theft ring, while National Security advisor Samantha Power has received GOP criticism over her 2006 volunteer work as a sniper for the Taliban. Her boss, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has yet to deliver a promised ‘full explanation’ after police discovered 11 Laotian prostitutes caged in the garage of her Chappaqua NY home. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack faces increasing questions over his one-time membership in an all-white golf and satanic baby snatching club. Last week Mr. Obama was forced to amend an earlier executive order banning lobbyist from administration jobs after news reports identified over a dozen members of his team who previously, or currently, lobbied on behalf of Raytheon, General Dynamics, the UAW, Church of Scientology, the Crips, ACORN, SPECTRE, Friends of Ebola, North Korea, Coalition for a Human-Free Planet, and MSNBC. The revised executive order, which requires Executive Branch employees to limit lobbying to lunch breaks, is expected to be revised again before the week.

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