The DebasementAyersification Of American Politics Continues

I found it frankly shocking last month when the sitting US President was openly interfering in his opponent’s selection of a running mate.

And now comes word that Biden may just happen to show up in Tampa while the Republican convention is going on.

I am at a loss for words to fully express my disgust with and contempt for these people, and the contempt they show for our history and system.

Tapper (God Love Him) Says Media “Helped Tipped the Scales in 2008”

They don’t let the likes of me sit with him on the bus.

And he’s hardly ever on World News Tonight. Wonder why?

In an interview on Tuesday with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham, ABC News’ White House correspondent Jake Tapper addressed many of the concerns that Republicans have with the media. Tapper said that he was concerned that key issues, like the economy, were being ignored in favor of political issues like Mitt Romney’s tax returns. Tapper said that he hopes the media does not unfairly cover this election and favor one candidate over another, as he says the institution did in 2008.

We Jarheads Love Our Docs, We Do

There is NO WAY this should have happened.

There is NO WAY it KEEPS happening ~ this slaughter week after week!

Semper Fi and God bless, Doc Enos.

We thank you.

Reuters “Photo of the Day”

I shit you not.

At least they got the right guy doing the talking.


President Obama Denies Linking Romney To Woman’s Death, But The Claim Is On His Campaign Website

President Obama said today in a press conference that he didn’t think Mitt Romney was responsible for the death of a steelworker’s wife portrayed in an ad by his SuperPAC. The President then added the ad wasn’t run or produced by his campaign and barely ran.

But a similar claim exists on his website in a slideshow linking Romney to the woman’s death.

Oh, oopser doodles. Schmaybe he “misspoke”.

Or was “distracted” ~ Obama and his crackerjack team’s been using that word a lot when things aren’t swimming along for them.

Yeah, and…?

I guess it’s a start.

Condi On Golf

From two years ago

In 2008, you joined Shoal Creek in Birmingham, Ala., the two-time PGA site that made headlines in 1990 for its founder’s very public refusal to admit a black member. How did you wind up joining there?
I am a native of Birmingham, and just after I left Washington, my aunt, who is the closest living relative I have, moved back from Norfolk, Va., to Birmingham. She said, “How can I be assured that you’ll come and visit often?” And I said, “Well, move someplace close to a golf course.” She actually moved to Greystone [Ala.], but she was considering Shoal Creek. I played Shoal Creek, and they asked me if I’d like to become a non-resident member.

Given Shoal Creek’s past, were you trying to make any kind of political or social statement?
No, I just want to play golf. I was making no statement whatsoever. Look, the country’s come a long way. Alabama’s come a long way. Exclusionary policies weren’t unique to Shoal Creek.

But surely you weighed the club’s history when making your decision to join?
No, I didn’t weigh it. It is a fine club and it has wonderful members. The club’s history is something I consider to be its history.

Damn straight, Condi.

I seem to recall a fellow who once brilliantly longed for a day when people would be judged by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin.

Akin Has To Go

No doubt.

She’s Finally Crossed Through the Pearly Gates to Be With Her Fang

…”Onstage comes something that, by its own description, looks like a sackful of doorknobs. With hair dyed by Alcoa, pipe-cleaner limbs and knees just missing one another when the feet are wide apart, this is not Princess Volupine... It is Phyllis Diller, the poor man’s Auntie Mame, only successful female among the New Wave comedians and one of the few women funny and tough enough to belt out a ‘standup’ act of one-line gags.”

What a woman! We loved you much, Phyllis Diller.

The Green Jacket…

…would look much better with some black leather trim

Billy Payne, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament, confirmed today that Secretary Condoleezza Rice, of Stanford, Calif., and Darla Moore, of Lake City, S.C., are new members of Augusta National Golf Club.

Yep, I’m liking the new look.

Floating So Far Above the Fray

…the Lightbringer tries merely to govern and unite the country.

…Obama’s trash-talking competitiveness, a trait that has defined him since his days on the court as a basketball-obsessed teenager in Hawaii, was on display one night last February, when the president spotted a woman he knew was close to Sen. Marco Rubio in a Florida hotel lobby. “Is your boy going to go for [vice president]?” the president asked her. Maybe, she replied.

“Well,” he said, chuckling, according to a person who witnessed the encounter. “Tell your boy to watch it. He might get his ass kicked.

I would further distill the description of him and his associates to simply “trash“.

H/T Instapundit

Wasting Away Again…

…in Caipirinhaville

Side by Side

Words Are Just…Words I Guess

Students are held accountable to this

Upon every individual who is a part of Emory University falls the responsibility for maintaining in the life of Emory a standard of unimpeachable honor in all academic work. The following articles, to be known collectively as the Honor Code of Emory College, are based on the fundamental assumption that every loyal person of the University not only will conduct his or her own life according to the dictates of the highest honor, but will also refuse to tolerate in others action which would sully the good name of the institution.

The Administrators? Not so much

Emory University intentionally misreported data about its students for at least 12 years to groups that rank colleges, President Jim Wagner said Friday.

The deception meant that U.S. News & World Report, Peterson’s and others that have long ranked Emory as one of the nation’s top colleges did so with inflated data. Students and their families rely heavily on these rankings when deciding where to apply and enroll.

“They cooked the books and lied to students who think the university is better than it is,” said Mark Schneider, vice president for new education initiatives with the American Institutes for Research. “What we are talking about is a violation of consumer choice.”

Actually, what we are talking about is fraud.

(hat tip to the BlogFaddah)

Friday Night’s Alright For Moinking

That’s how the song went, right?

Looking lurvly right off the grill

and then plated up with a variety of sauces and some schtupendous fresh dill/plain yogurt red spud salad, well, quite yummers for a Friday Eve.

Covers all the Food Groups I care about.

Romney Needs to Hammer THIS Headline

US Reliance on Saudi Oil Heads Back Up

The United States is increasing its dependence on oil from Saudi Arabia, raising its imports from the kingdom by more than 20 percent this year, even as fears of military conflict in the tinderbox Persian Gulf region grow.

The increase in Saudi oil exports to the United States began slowly last summer and has picked up pace this year. Until then, the United States had decreased its dependence on foreign oil and from the Gulf in particular.

Just fricking PEACHY. Remember this when The Present starts his BS about how he’s made us “more energy independent than ever”. You know what his big answer is? The classic election year, knee-jerk/cover-your-ass:

Report: Obama might release oil reserves

President Obama will consider releasing oil from the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve if increased sanctions on Iran cause costs to rise, according to a report on Friday.

Officials have a plan ready if gasoline prices do not fall after Sept. 3, according to Reuters. Historically, gas prices drop after the Labor Day holiday.

Is there another pipeline we can cancel or deep-sea rig we can watch get towed away forever?

Has EVERYTHING Obama touched gone into reverse? Sure seems like it.

Oh, and what if it turns into a shooting war? Gott im Himmel. We are so BONED with this dork.

World News Tonight’s MOST IMPORTANT CAMPAIGN NEWS of the DAY for Last Night’s Broadcast WAS:

Romney’s stupid tax returns. I sh*t you not.

That’s what they led with.

That was their ONLY story:

Mitt Romney Says He Never Paid Less Than 13 Percent In Taxes

GREER – Mitt Romney said today he has not paid less than a 13 percent taxes during the past ten years. The candidate had told ABC News’ David Muir last month that he’d be “happy to go back and look” at his returns.

They whooped right over him USING A WHITEBOARD TO EXPLAIN MEDICARE REFORM, to get to the three seconds of him laying out his lowest tax-rate.


What in the SAM HELL are they paying a first rate reporter like Jake Tapper for, if they’re NOT going to put him on the broadcast daily, skewering Carney repeatedly and calling the President out? The guy’s a national treasure.

Oh. Never mind.

“Hey Paul!”

…yelled an elderly woman while Ryan was placing his order with the cashier.

Good luck! Kick ass!

God. It’s a shame little old ladies are terrified of Paul Ryan. (H/T HotAir)

Whatever will he do to overcome that? Ask his mommy, of course!

Paul Ryan’s mom heads from Broward to The Villages to stump for her son

WARREN, Ohio—Paul Ryan is headed to a Florida retirement community with his mother on Saturday to make his argument about the need to change Medicare for future generations. Ryan’s mother is in her late 70s.

He’ll appear at The Villages, the world’s largest retirement community and a conservative stronghold that is a must stop for Republican candidates. In 2008, a massive crowd of between 30,000 and 60,000 seniors came out to a rally Sarah Palin held there. Despite the Republican-leanings it’s a clear sign the Romney campaign will continue to stay on the offense on Medicare, but with this trip they may be entering the lion’s den.



…Speaking on Thursday at a rally in the gymnasium of Walsh University here, Ryan took a lighthearted jab at the vice president for confusing the state where he was campaigning earlier this week.

“It is great to be here in North Canton,” Ryan said when he stepped on the stage.

Or as Joe Biden might say, it’s great to be here in Nevada!

Obama Is The Bravest, The Handsomest, The Smartest

Why yes, I can be bought

Obama plays up love of beer to ferment coalition of the swilling

A White House Shout-Out!

It seems my new BEST BUD Barry is quite the connoisseur

Obama likes microbrews, too — so much so that he bought a beer-
making kit (with personal funds) for the White House. The kitchen staff has made three varieties so far: White House Honey Ale, White House Honey Blonde Ale and White House Honey Porter.

Bill Clinton was known for preferring White House Honeys too.

(thanks to our beloved Fausta for reading the Post)

It’s Good To Be The KingA Bundler

Losing, and perhaps stealing, billions of dollars is no problemo when you provide cash for politicians

Authorities are winding down their criminal investigation of the failed brokarage firm, MF Global, and despite the lack of oversight and the loss of more than $1 billion in customer funds, it now seems unlikely that anyone at the firm will face criminal charges.

The New York Times is reporting this morning that after ten months of investigation by federal prosecutors, sources say there isn’t even enough evidence to charge any of the firm’s executives in a criminal probe. The company may have failed spectacularly when it came to oversight and risk management, but the losses cannot be chalked up to outright fraud.

How conveeeenient.

I’d Be There Every Day If I Could


…Wednesday morning, advance teams for Vice President Joe Biden walked in.

“I approached her she said Joe Biden is coming to town today,” McMurray said.

“Crumb and Get It” is a mom and pop store. Literally. Chris and his wife Kelly run the place and need all the business they can get.

McMurray said the Vice President’s entourage got to the point and made its pitch.

“She said they have selected ‘Crumb and Get It” to be his stop on his way to Blacksburg and was wondering if that was ok.”

Here’s the part that might make other business owners crazy.

“This is an opportunity of a lifetime but essentially I said ‘No offense to you or the campaign but I just decline you guys coming in here. At that time she said ‘Are you sure? There’s going to be a lot of press, a lot of activity,’” McMurray said.

Why in the world would a new business owner say “no” to a photo op with the Vice President of the United States?

McMurray said it was President Obama’s recent remarks about small business and who built what.

“Very simply, ‘you didn’t build that’” McMurray said. “Speaking of small businesses and entrepreneurs all across this country and actually last night my wife was up all night. No sleep, she’s worked a full 24 hours.”

Seems some other folks immediately got where the good man was coming from…

…Here’s the back story, we’re told that shortly after Crumb and Get It told Biden’s advance people ‘no’ — the secret service walked in and told Chris McMurray ”Thanks for standing up and saying ‘no’ — then they bought a whole bunch of cookies and cupcakes.

McMurray said he’s hoping folks will understand he just didn’t want to be part of a photo op for an administration whose policies he doesn’t agree with.

How ’bout we wear “I Am Chris the Baker” pins? I still have this one of mine from our last go-round with Obama:

I wore it every day.

H/T HotAir headlines


Well, he was a posing fool!

Hope that Obama 2012 check doesn’t bounce now…and that he’s not wearing earphones when he heads out to the parking lot.


One Hundred Years of Marine Corps Aviation

Happy birthday to us!

Funny I Don’t Remember Stupid Bush Doing This

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