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Sunday, June 13, 2010


Democratic nominee for Senate in South Carolina against Jim DeMint is this fine young fellow named Alvin Greene. After getting thoroughly trounced by none other than Keith Olbermann, Greene is then interviewed by Don Lemon on CNN. Is it me or can you feel the collective liberal media jaw dropping every time this guy Greene opens his mouth.

Even the leftwing media doesn't know what to do about him. First of all, they can't believe he won. Then they ponder the fact that he represents the party they're in the tank for and lastly, they seem to becoming increasingly agitated that Greene won't drop out. Greene appears to be getting increasingly agitated that he keeps being asked to do so.

That said, I don't blame the Democratic establishment - to include the MSM - for being embarrassed by this guy winning the nomination. A lesser man would be embarrassed for them.

Watch as Don Lemon is practially apoplectic at Greene's answers.

h/t to Hot Air


I am literally fascinated when I see someone make a strong ideological change. Frankly, I'm almost equally fascinated that liberals don't do more of it. I went through a similar shift when Bruce Springsteen came out of the closet as a hardcore liberal in support of John Kerry. I used to be one of his biggest fans. After 2004, I can't even stand to hear any of his songs.

The Rabbi who shot video of Helen Thomas telling Jews to "get the hell out of Palestine" appears to be going through a similar process. Watch as he tells CNN's Howard Kurtz that he basically needs to re-evaluate his entire belief system. In this video, Rabbi David Nesenoff admits to being a New York liberal who voted for Obama. He then goes on to say he's re-evaluating his positions.

It's not an easy thing to do when you've invested so much of your energy building a set of beliefs and ideological views that are all called into question at once.

Going through this process with sincere intellectual honesty is quite liberating once you come out on the other side.

h/t to Hot Air Pundit


One of the first things Obama's Administration did after the inauguration was return a bust of Winston Churchill that had been loaned to the White House after 9/11. Only a couple of months earlier - December of 2008 - the London Times reported that Obama's paternal grandfather was allegedly tortured by the British in Kenya. At the time, Kenya was a British colony.

Via the London Times:
Barack Obama’s grandfather was imprisoned and brutally tortured by the British during the violent struggle for Kenyan independence, according to the Kenyan family of the US President-elect.

Hussein Onyango Obama, Mr Obama’s paternal grandfather, became involved in the Kenyan independence movement while working as a cook for a British army officer after the war. He was arrested in 1949 and jailed for two years in a high-security prison where, according to his family, he was subjected to horrific violence to extract information about the growing insurgency.
The Times now has an article that references the allegation about Obama's grandfather. It can be inferred that many are wondering if Obama is demonstrating an anti-British bias in his dealings with BP that dates back to when his grandfather was imprisoned.
BARACK OBAMA yesterday told David Cameron that his aggressive stance towards BP over the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster was not motivated by anti-British prejudice.
Is this really all that much of a stretch? Not only has Barack Obama visibly demonstrated at best, a disdain for Great Britain by shipping that Churchill bust back to them, but he's currently in a situation where he appears to be looking for as many scapegoats as possible when it comes to this oil disaster. We may be getting to the truth about why Obama doesn't want to meet with BP Executive Tony Hayward.

Lastly, the very fact that both sides appear to be downplaying the notion that there is resentment toward Great Britain on the part of Obama quite likely could mean there is some.

h/t to Hot Air for the link.


Look for this issue to continue to build in Texas. Texans who want to secure the border are looking over at Arizona's female Governor. They see toughness. Then they look back at their own Governor - Rick Perry - and not only wonder why he's not standing with Brewer but question if she's more of a man than he is.

Shortly after Arizona SB 1070 was signed, Perry said he didn't think a similar law would be right for Texas. A month later, he said he wouldn't "take the bait" when asked about whether he'd sign a bill that hasn't been introduced yet. I'll bet he was paying attention when these protesters in support of Arizona showed up in Austin.

Via the American Statesman:
A group called Texans For Arizona's New Immigration Law rallied on the south steps of the Capitol on Saturday afternoon. The event had speakers and a band and counterprotesters.

Texans for Arizona, numbering more than 100, according to event organizer Catherine Smith , set up a stage for The Watts Brothers Band and speakers from other groups, including the Texas Sons of Liberty , the Coalition For an Illegal Free America and the Immigration Reform Coalition of Texas.
Before his primary with Kay Bailey Hutchison, Perry was the toughest talker around when it came to state's rights and 10th Amendment protections. Where is he now that his colleague and fellow border state Governor Jan Brewer is coming under increased fire?

Like I said, I look for this issue to continue to build to a crescendo at the next Texas legislative session in January, 2011.

h/t to Free Republic


And you thought the only 'no-fly' zone was in Iraq. Nope. There appears to be a new one over a huge swath of water in the Gulf of Mexico that just so happens to be the general vicinity of the oil spill that continues to billow from a mile beneath the surface.

Via Doug Ross, the apparent reason for this new restiction is implied, not explicitly stated. Only government approved flights, which are intended to help with the effort may be permitted in the area. Left out was that other reason - the embarrassment to an incompetent administration of people seeing the massive oil slick from the sky.

Perhaps even more suspicious is the blocking of GIS data, which provides maps of the oil spill's size and location. It is apparently being blocked behind a BP firewall. Read about that at the bottom of the Doug Ross post.

Taken separately, one might at least ponder the notion that air space needs to be clear for the purpose of the clean-up effort. Shortly there after, that pondering would be followed by a "Nah". Even if it weren't, the blocking of GIS data only serves as added evidence that the claim immediately becomes bogus.

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