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FIRST ANNUAL LEFTY AWARDS

In Weekly Rant on 31/12/2009 at 08:47

Half the fun of doing a conservative blog is being able to laugh at the insanity. If I had to spend everyday ranting about the craziness I’d probably go mad, but fortunately the Left gives me plenty of fodder to make fun, and it’s what I enjoy most about blogging the events of the day, even if I do go over the top once in a while. So, here are my personal picks for Lefty of 2009. Remember, you don’t have to be a lefty to get a Lefty; just forgetting that you’re a conservative will do. Oh, and Barack Obama doesn’t get a Lefty – he is the Lefty.

10. Perez Hilton This little baton twirler is such an embarrassment that even GLAAD wishes he would go straight. After launching a campaign to destroy Miss USA runner up Carrie Prejean, he went on a half-dozen high-profile crying jags to protest a well-deserved bitch slapping.

9. Arianna Huffington The Wicked Witch of the Left bearded as a Republican and a wife before her ex-husband, former congressman Michael Huffington, came out of the closet and moved away with Brucie. Even before that, Reagan campaign manager Ed Rollins called them the most unprincipled couple in American politics. That’s something, when one considers Billy and Hilly. When Michael slipped off to the wrinkie room, Aryana took about a nanosecond thinking about her next move and became David Brock in drag.

8. Keith Olbermann Unless you are an ardent liberal or a sports fan with masochistic tendencies you probably don’t know Keith Olbermann. His insignificance precedes him only a hair’s breadth ahead of his massive ego. For his entire career at MSNBC Olbermann has been engaged in a ratings battle with Bill O’Reilly, only Nielsen hasn’t noticed. Keith owes his appearance in the 2009 LCL Lefty Awards to his seemingly endless ability to lie his way through his journalism career, maintain a viewership of three, and still remain employed.

7. Teddy Kennedy – For doing what he should have done at Chappaquiddick. In eulogizing the “Lion of the Senate” his colleagues forgot to mention that Teddy cheated on his Harvard exams, swam away as Mary Jo Kopechne scratched the headliner out of the car, and – with Chris Dodd – attempted rape on a waitress in a Washington watering hole. Thanks for the memories, Teddy.

6. Chris MatthewsFor single-handedly tanking MSNBC ratings, and his man-crush on Barack Obama. Chris brought bromance out of the closet and metrosexuals everywhere are thanking him. Whoda thunk? Just one little chill up the leg started a movement.

7. Bill O’Reilly For calling guest anchor Laura Ingraham a “blind ideologue,” harkening back to his feeble defense, in 2007, when Geraldo Rivera accused Michelle Malkin of being a racist for her stand on illegal immigration. Also for his “fair and balanced” romance with Michelle Obama, Bill exemplifies everything wrong about fence-walking independents. Get off yourself, Bill.

5. Chris DoddThis is sort of a lifetime achievement award because I don’t think we’ll be seeing Senator Dodd much after 2010. Chris has accomplishments galore to recommend him: He was half of the infamous Teddy Kennedy “Waitress Sandwich,” he almost single-handedly created the loan crises, and he always has a favor for a felon in need.

4. Lindsey Graham For his whacko environmental stance and for voting for Sonya Sotomayor’s Supreme Court appointment. Lindsey would make a good Sunday play-by-play man on MSNBC.

3. David LettermanThis snaggle-toothed wisecracker took it way too far with his bizarre Late Night serial stalking of Sarah Palin, which included going after her teenage daughter, Willow. Dave, the monologue’s growing tired, anyway; take Dr. Phil’s advice. Seek help!

2. Jeannine Garofalo – I just can’t say enough about Jeanine but I’ll try. Rubber rooms were designed with her in mind. She lands near the top, this year, for this little gem: “When I see the American flag, I go, ‘Oh my God, you’re insulting me.’” Jeannine brings out misogynistic tendencies I didn’t know existed.

And the 2009 Lefty Award Winner is …

1. First Sister Michelle Obama For her wardrobe. Who does those dresses, honey, Shaniqua of Detroit?

The ‘Comeback’ That Never Was

In Palinography, Sarah Palin on 30/12/2009 at 22:37

I’ve been looking for a diversion from the news of recent days of the failed attack in Detroit and the administration’s deplorable handling of it. Sarah Palin is as pleasant a diversion from the insanity of Obama’s assemblage of goons, loons, and morons as I can think of to ring out 2009.

Even the conservative skeptics are beginning to come around, or so it would seem, by some of the editorials being floated since her whirlwind Roguernaut book tour began, in November. Michael Continetti asked, “Can Sarah Palin Make a Comeback?” in his WSJ editorial, right before the tour began, leaving me to wonder where Mr. Continetti thought she’d gone.

Isn’t that just like the East Coast media? They’re the only people on the planet that think Palin went somewhere after the election. Truth is, they never caught up with her, in the first place. Liberal Times columnist Maureen Dowd calls her, “Caribou Barbie,” because – let’s face it – the Governor attracts more readers with one tiny little Face Book post, than “Madison Avenue Muarie” gets in three months. Killing caribou is a side plus.

Okay, just one more, I promise. This from a couple of reporters at the L.A. Times nobody ever heard of. “’Going Rogue’ Is Sarah Palin’s Shot At Redemption And Revenge. She Aims To Reclaim The Narrative Of Her Political Career.” Where do they get these guys? When a world-renowned television personality like Barbara Walters has an hour to interview her, and can’t find anything better to ask than “Is there anything you would change about your body?” I know that they will never get it … and that Palin most certainly does.

Well, the liberal media have hurled everything they have at Palin, and nothing seems to stick. They worked this same shtick on Dan Quayle in the 1990s, but there is one glaring difference with the Governor: She knows how to move the game. She singlehandedly reignited the health care debate with that smokin’ little Face Book page.

Look, Sarah Palin is the viral phenomenon that she is, for several reasons that no one on the Washington Post or L.A. Times or someone like Maureen Dowd will ever understand. People can sense that she might actually be able to do her own nails.

It’ll be interesting to watch her during the 2010 election cycle. If she decides to truly go rouge, some stuffy Republicans could be in serious trouble, and the Democrats already know they are. There are some people on both sides that wish Palin would go somewhere to make a comeback from, but it isn’t likely to happen.

HEADLINES

Judge Orders Records Opened In Palin Custody Case
CONFIDENTIAL: Bristol Wants Case Sealed, But Levi Argues He Fears The Vindictiveness Of Grandmother.
– The custody dispute between Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin over their now 1-year-old son Tripp is playing out in court, and despite Palin’s efforts to keep the case confidential, a judge last week opened it to the public

FOXNews.com: U.S. Knew of Airline Terror Plot Before Christmas– The U.S. government had intelligence from Yemen before Christmas that leaders of a branch of Al Qaeda there were talking about “a Nigerian” being prepared for a terrorist attack.

Times London:
US ‘Stopped Dutch Installation Of Full Body Scanners’ – The United States prevented Dutch authorities from installing full body scanners before the suspected Christmas Day bomb plotter passed through security at Amsterdam’s airport, the Dutch government claimed today.

Judicial Watch: Judicial Watch Announces List Of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” For 2009 – Dodd, Ensign, and Obama, the Who’s Who of Washington Crooks …

American Spectator: Wikipedia Meets Its Own Climategate – Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, had an article in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal drawing attention to the rise of “online hostility” and the “degeneration of online civility.” He (and coauthor Andrea Weckerle) suggested ways in which we can “prevent the worst among us from silencing the best among us.”

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Our War of Attrition, and Why It Will Fail

In The American Jihad, The Enemy Among Us on 30/12/2009 at 09:17

The Enemy

For most of the day I’ve flicked through the channels watching the Democratic Party strategists, pundits, and hacks defending the indefensible. I understand liberalism; I used to be one. Alan Combs practically cried while trying to defend Obama’s mishandling of this latest event.

However, one point they’ve been making all day is right on the money; the Bush Administration released the two terrorists who engineered the nearly successful plot to blow Delta Flight 253 out of the sky on Christmas Day. And therein is the fundamental problem with this war. We are using a flawed strategy in this war, and have been from the beginning.

I was dubious when W decided to go into Afghanistan in 2001, especially when I realized how Rumsfeld intended to fight the war. He defeated the Taliban within months and with light allied casualties, but, of course, when he shifted emphasis to Iraq, they came right back. It will be the same with Iraq, because we are fighting a robust, thriving ideology.

We are trying to fight a war of attrition against an enemy that will never wear down. It’s a World War II strategy and it worked nearly flawlessly in Europe and the Pacific. It probably would have worked in Vietnam, had they fired Westmorland and brought in Creighton Abrams, early on. But it will never work with Extremist Islamists.

Obama is in the tank, already, by insisting that these attacks be treated as criminal acts. The Islamists are on record as saying that they will use our own system to defeat us. They’ve made a good start. The President lost a valuable opportunity to sweat this nutball and extract vital intelligence; now he’s in our system.

I know I sound like a prophet of doom, and I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: we have to hit these guys where they live, with everything we got, even if it means suspending habeas corpus and sorting out friend from foe, right here.

We have embarked on a strategy designed to wear down our enemy – and it is doomed to failure, unless we turn around soon. We have to stop the PC BS and start killing this enemy; we have to take their first-born, their wives, and their mothers. It worked with Kaddafi and it will work with them.

HEADLINES

FOXNews.com: U.S. Knew of Airline Terror Plot Before Christmas– The U.S. government had intelligence from Yemen before Christmas that leaders of a branch of Al Qaeda there were talking about “a Nigerian” being prepared for a terrorist attack.

Times London:
US ‘Stopped Dutch Installation Of Full Body Scanners’ – The United States prevented Dutch authorities from installing full body scanners before the suspected Christmas Day bomb plotter passed through security at Amsterdam’s airport, the Dutch government claimed today.

Judicial Watch: Judicial Watch Announces List Of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” For 2009 – Dodd, Ensign, and Obama, the Who’s Who of Washington Crooks …

American Spectator: Wikipedia Meets Its Own Climategate – Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, had an article in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal drawing attention to the rise of “online hostility” and the “degeneration of online civility.” He (and coauthor Andrea Weckerle) suggested ways in which we can “prevent the worst among us from silencing the best among us.”

London Times: Al-Qaeda ‘Groomed Abdulmutallab In London’ – The Christmas Day airline bomb plot suspect organised a conference under the banner “War on Terror Week” as he immersed himself in radical politics while a student in London, The Times has learnt.

Michelle Malkin: Yemen, Gitmo, And Jihadi Revolving Doors – My column today spotlights Yemen’s dangerous catch-and-release program for terrorists — and ours. But before you read it, please inform yourselves of this sad passing: American sailor/U.S.S. Cole bombing survivor Johan Gokool died in Florida yesterday. He lost a leg in the attack and suffered severe PTSD. Gokool was 31. R.I.P. and never forget …

More Malkin: Why Is Obama Still In Hawaii? – Five days after the Christmas Day bomber tried to blow up NWA Flight 253 over Detroit, President Obama is still on vacation in Hawaii. He has delivered two hasty, tie-less statements on homeland security from a makeshift podium in Honolulu whose underwhelming sum impact has been the equivalent of voting “present” (Obama’s career M.O.)

Telegraph: Detroit Terror Attack: CIA Had Report On Suspect Five Weeks Before Bomb – The father of terrorist suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab had reported his concerns about his son’s radicalisation directly to the CIA more than a month before the attempted bombing of an aeroplane in Detroit, according to a report.

London Daily Mail: Threat From Iran – Iran summons ambassador and threatens Britain with ‘a slap in the mouth’ as it accuses West of stirring up anti-government protesters …

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