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Democrat = Fail

Posted by TheJOTUS on August 30, 2009

A democratic Syracuse Common Councilor fell short of the required signatures he needed to get himself on the democratic party line for the November election.  How many signatures was he short you ask?  One.  He forgot to sign his own petition:

Syracuse Common Councilor Michael Heagerty needed 335 valid signatures on his petitions to run for re-election on the Democratic Party line, a generally routine task for any incumbent. He was mortified to find Wednesday that he ended up one signature short.

And that he forgot to sign his own petition.

The city Democratic Committee had named Heagerty its designee in the 1st District and wanted to see his name in the Democratic line Nov. 3. Instead, district voters will find that spot blank.

On Wednesday evening, a reporter broke the news to Heagerty that he didn’t sign. “I didn’t sign my own petition? You’ve got to be kidding me,” he said.¬† “I can haz reeeecount?”

It’s possible I made that last quote up.

If he is this incompetent with a simple task like counting signatures, I wonder how he has been doing with the rest of his job?

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Cinema: Bikini Style

Posted by TheJOTUS on August 30, 2009

Yeah, it’s exactly what you would think.¬† But still funny:

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A Whole Bunch Of Classic Conservative Quotes

Posted by TheJOTUS on August 27, 2009

Yeah, I know I just had a “Quote of the Day” post, but so what?¬† Wanna fight about it?

There are actually 40 of them.  Well, I am sure there are more but 40 seemed to be where he left off.  Here are a few of my favs:

3) All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. — Edmund Burke

4) The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. — Winston Churchill

12) The prudent capitalist will never adventure his capital… if there exists a state of uncertainty as to whether the Government will repeal tomorrow what it has enacted today. — William Henry Harrison

18) Compassion is defined not by how many people are on the government dole but by how many people no longer need government assistance. — Rush Limbaugh

24) People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. — George Orwell

29) Millions of individuals making their own decisions in the marketplace will always allocate resources better than any centralized government planning process. — Ronald Reagan

37) …Conservatives have excellent credentials to speak about human rights. By our efforts, and with precious little help from self-styled liberals, we were largely responsible for securing liberty for a substantial share of the world’s population and defending it for most of the rest. — Margaret Thatcher

And finally, a list of Ronald Reagan quotes.  I know, I know.  I am too good to you guys.

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Ted Kennedy: Dead

Posted by TheJOTUS on August 26, 2009

UPDATE:¬† If you read some of the comments below, there are a few upset with me bringing up Ted Kennedy’s mishap at the lake upon news of his death.

Well, apparently lefty Henry Rollins over at Vanity Fair seems to think the “unpleasantness” at the lake is fair game when remembering Kennedy.

Admittedly, I have only read a handful of articles by Henry Rollins.  But I really liked him when he was with the band Black Flag.  His solo work was ok to, I guess.

UPDATE TWO:¬† An excellent piece on the selective memory of liberals and the MSM (and in the MSM), regarding Ted Kennedy and the events at Chappaquiddick.¬†¬†Just in case some of you didn’t know how the whole thing went down…

UPDATE THREE:  Hey, wanna know who thought Chappaquiddick was funny?  Ted Kennedy.  Man that guy is some joke teller.  And here it is me being called the asshole. 

 

ORIGINAL POST 

I could‚Äôve said: Senator Ted Kennedy:¬† RIP.¬† But, yeah, I had a hard time with that.¬† Either way, it still doesn’t change the fact.

Mary Jo Kopechne just emailed me asking when Ted passed if it felt like cold, icy water bubbling up through the floor boards of a submerging Oldsmobile.¬† Or when he was following the proverbial ‚Äúlight‚ÄĚ, if the light resembled the watery moonlight glow from behind a rearview window of a submerging Oldsmobile.¬† Good questions Mary Jo.¬† Although, now you can ask him yourself.¬†

But alas, Ted Kennedy lost his battle with brain cancer last night and died at the age of 77.  Unlike Mary Jo, he went quietly in a dry, warm bed surrounded by friends and family who loved him.  One could argue he died the way he lived:  Trying to preserve the Royal Kennedy Senate seat by subverting the law, while enjoying medical care his pet legislation would likely deny other 77 year-olds with terminal brain cancer.  Indeed.

Yet, there is part of me wanting to take the high road and not stoop to the level we see on the left when one on our side dies.  In fact Michelle Malkin says we will have all the time in the world to pick a part Kennedy’s life and career, but today is a day to give condolences to his family.

So I’ll tell you what I’m going to do.  I am going to huddle with my lawyer and family, along with several other people, and wait 10 hours before I decide if I am going to give any comfort or condolences to Kennedy or his family.

Just like those same people gave Mary Jo Kopechne.

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Quote Of The Day

Posted by TheJOTUS on August 23, 2009

A fantastic quote of the day¬†referring to Nancy Mcbotox Pelosi’s comment on townhall greenhouse protesters ‚Äúcarrying swastikas and symbols like that to a town meeting on healthcare‚ÄĚ.

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‚ÄúI will remind you. A little history lesson. The Nazis were the National Socialist Party. They were leftists. They took over the finances. They took over the car industry. They took over health care in their country. If Nancy Pelosi wants to find a Swastika maybe the first place she should look is the sleeve of her own arm.‚ÄĚ

Video here.

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Zogby: Obama Tanking Faster Than Teddy Kennedy At An Open Bar

Posted by TheJOTUS on August 23, 2009

Er, something like that. 

At any rate, pollster John Zogby has Obama’s approval rating at 45% and falling:

President Barack Obama’s popularity has plummeted to a record low, with just 45 percent of voters now approving of his performance, according to the latest Zogby International poll.

Asked whether they approve or disapprove of the president’s job performance, just 45.3 percent of likely voters say they approve. That compares with 50.5 percent who disapprove of the job Obama is doing.

The results are a strong indication that contentious national debate over healthcare reform has taken a major toll on the president’s popularity.

It’s hard to really get excited or even make much of this some 15 months out until the mid-term elections.¬† But it is quite interesting how in just a few short months Obama has lost 20 points on his approval rating.¬†¬†I guess that tends to happen when you¬†try to advance a far left agenda.

What else does this mean?  What can I add to this?

Obama’s a dickbag.

I don’t know what else there is to say.¬† Even Opie the dog is pissed at him:

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Compared To The Rest Of The World, US School Lunches Still Look Crappy

Posted by TheJOTUS on August 22, 2009

Except for a few, the US school lunch looks down right pathetic.¬† Actually, looking at this makes me think the school lunch has¬†gotten worse since¬†I was in school in the 70’s and 80’s.¬† Although, I¬†absolutely loved that rectangle pizza they served up.¬† That my friends, was the shiznit.¬† Folded, yummy, plastic, gooey cheese goodness.

Interestingly, the Asian lunches look a lot tastier, although with a couple of notes: 1) It seems like every one of them has a freaking bowl of tofu soup, which seems¬†wrong and 2) You know lunch¬†ladies,¬†those sharp things with handles you keep back there in the kitchen often referred to as knives?¬† Would it kill you to spend the extra 5 seconds¬†to go ahead and whack the head and tail off the whole battered fish you just dropped down on my tray?¬† Geesh…

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Yum!

 

And moving on to dinner.¬† How about grilling up the perfect restaurant steak?¬† Now, you can argue all you want about your various “techniques”, but this is one article that delivers on its promise from the title.¬† You might want to make note of step 10 (regarding making steak sauce from the pan drippings is optional).¬† I mean if you have a five minute “resting” period, then¬†you might as well go ahead and make the sauce.¬† It’s not like you actually have to or even should ruin the steak by pouring the sauce over it, but it might make it a bit tastier.¬† Enjoy!

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Obama/Democrats: Energy Independence Is Just A Campaign Slogan To Us

Posted by TheJOTUS on August 19, 2009

Remember during the campaign when Obama was trying to tout his assinine clean energy plan?¬† Or what about his insistance, then and now, on our cutting back on our use of fossil fuels?¬† As expected, it’s all bullshit:

The U.S. is going to lend billions of dollars to Brazil’s state-owned oil company, Petrobras, to finance exploration of the huge offshore discovery in Brazil’s Tupi oil field in the Santos Basin near Rio de Janeiro. Brazil’s planning minister confirmed that White House National Security Adviser James Jones met this month with Brazilian officials to talk about the loan.

The U.S. Export-Import Bank tells us it has issued a “preliminary commitment” letter to Petrobras in the amount of $2 billion and has discussed with Brazil the possibility of increasing that amount. Ex-Im Bank says it has not decided whether the money will come in the form of a direct loan or loan guarantees. Either way, this corporate foreign aid may strike some readers as odd, given that the U.S. Treasury seems desperate for cash and Petrobras is one of the largest corporations in the Americas.

One can’t highlight enough the absurdity of backing a Brazilian oil company for off shore drilling when the company is 1)¬†not American and 2) Again, Obama’s vehement opposition to off shore drilling during his campaign.

Infact, it was him and his democratic allies in Congress who have cockblocked exploration of American oil fields off both shores for decades.  Obama insists by drilling off our own coast, we would only feed our addiction to oil.  Yet he has no trouble committing $2 Billion of our money for Brazil to drill off its own coast???

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Hey here’s an idea.¬† In an economy that is supposedly the worst in the history of man, where we are losing hundreds of thousands of jobs a month, why not do this:¬†¬†Let American companies do what Obama is paying Brazilian companies to do, *GASP* drill offshore.¬†¬† We will in fact,¬†make money while¬†creating hundreds and hundreds¬†of thousands of high-paying jobs in the US, and thus strengthening the United States.

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Has Jon Bon Jovi Seen A Million Faces, And Did He In Fact Rock Them All?

Posted by TheJOTUS on August 17, 2009

Indeed, an intriguing question.  This guy comes to the conclusion that the ratio 1:1 of faces seen to faces rocked by Mr. Bon Jovi, while a bit of a stretch, is entirely within the realm of possibility. 

But what about that category of those who have paid to see Jon Bon Jovi and came away feeling he didn’t rock our face, much less saw our face up in section 423, row ZZZZ?   Was that factored in?

You know, one could ask an even deeper question:¬† What does it actually mean to ‚Äúrock a face‚ÄĚ?¬† How would you go about trying to explain that?¬† I have my theory.¬† But‚Ķ‚Ķ um, I am going to keep that under my vest so to speak.¬† Out of respect for the ladies.¬† And occasional visits by mom.¬†

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You Know, Swine Is One Magical Tasting Animal

Posted by TheJOTUS on August 16, 2009

And by magical tasting, I mean bacon tastes goooood.  Yummy, crispy, bacon goodness. 

I bring this up because I came across¬†the website Oddee.com¬†during my late Friday night internet surfing, where I found a list of The 10 Craziest Products Inspired by Bacon.¬†¬†Crazy indeed.¬† The list included things such as¬†bacon flavored dental floss, bacon gumballs and get this–a bacon action figure (with his nemesis: Monsieur Tofu, complete with monocle!).

As you can see, a very interesting list.¬† Although, I am disappointed bacon soda or the bacon bra couldn’t be squeezed in some how.¬† But I’ll live, cause deep down I know they exist.

This reminds me of an episode of The Simpsons, where Lisa becomes a vegetarian:

Homer: Are you saying you’re never going to eat any animal again?¬† What about bacon?
Lisa: No.
Homer: Ham?
Lisa: No!
Homer: Pork chops?
Lisa: Dad, those all come from the same animal!
Homer: Heh heh heh. Ooh, yeah, right Lisa. A wonderful magical animal!

Heh, indeed Homer.

After you’re done daydreaming about all things bacon, go ahead and checkout the tons of other lists they have.¬† Just a few to wet the old appetite:¬† “9 Absolutely Insane Weapons of War”, “10 Most Unnecessary Products” and “10 Manliest Names Ever” (Sadly, Jim just missed the list coming in at 11–so close).

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