Black and White Leaf Water Drops wallpaper 2010 and “BREAKING” news

Black and White Leaf Water Drops wallpaper 2010

Once again RedState’s Erick Erickson has been hitting the dishwasher detergent a little hard, BREAKING: We Have Elena Kagan’s College Thesis

This proves Elena Kagan is an open and avowed socialist.  The woman declares that socialists must stick together instead of fracture in order to advance a socialist agenda, which Kagan advocates.  1  —  You can see for yourself right here (PDF).

BREAKING? Seriously what kind of substance abuse is this guy into. That thesis has been on-line for years at Princeton’s website and the only people who think it proves she is a socialist are people with questionable cognitive skills and a broken moral compass, Right seizes on false claim that Kagan’s thesis shows she’s a socialist

Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck have falsely suggested Elena Kagan’s college thesis shows she is a socialist or radical. In fact, Kagan’s thesis did not express support for socialism or radicalism, and regardless, conservatives — including Hannity — previously said that nominees’ political views are irrelevant to the confirmation process.

[  ]…Conservative activist Manny Miranda: Kagan is “a perfectly reasonably nominee for a Democratic president.”  On May 11, Dana Milbank wrote in The Washington Post: “One smart conservative activist, Manuel Miranda of the Third Branch Conference, gave Obama credit for disappointing the left: ‘The president must be commended for shunning left wing activists who demanded that he select a Supreme Court nominee who could promise results for the clients that fund their advocacy. He selected a perfectly reasonable nominee for a Democratic president.'”

Reagan Solicitor General Charles Fried endorsed Kagan’s nomination, calling her “not ideological.”

It does not speak well for claims by the Right that they are “moderate” and “mainstream” when someone as centrist to center right as Kagan is thought of a far left radical. Conservatives are so serious and obnoxious about this socialism bull they’re going to end up making socialism sound like a nice alternative.

This BREAKING  business is the right-wing conservative media’s attempt to create news. Big Government is running this headline BREAKING: Oliver North Confirms Mullah Omar Capture. That rumor has been around for over a month and to date there has been no conformation from the Defense Department or the Department of State.

Late this afternoon Lt. Colonel Oliver North confirmed that Taliban leader and Osama bin Laden ally, Mullah Mohammed Omar has been captured. The exclusive news of Omar’s capture was broken by Big Government Monday evening.

According to Colonel North, Omar was picked up in Karachi on March 27th by the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI) who placed him under house arrest in what they call “community care.”

Oliver North – the serial liar and Big Government – a pack of serial liars, have breaking news  that if true would actually be another victory for Obama’s national security team. What seems to be so important that such dedicated denizens of the Right would, abet inadvertently, give credit to a Democratic president and sometimes cooperative Muslim allies? To show they do real news and BREAK stories that no one else has just like the check-out counter tabloids that are always finding two-headed martian babies.

The New York Daily Wad of Tripe Daily News is running this headline, After beating up Wall Street ‘fat cats,’ President Obama ready to take their money in NY fund-raiser. With the usual lazy conservative droolers bloggers pointing to it as proof that Democrats are in the bag for Wall St. They might be half in the bag, but Republicans are already preparing for the return of the Conservative Culture of Corruption, Washington Post 2/24/10 – Wall Street shifting political contributions to Republicans, The Wall Street Journal 4/24/10 – Wall Street Rules Help GOP Fill Campaign Coffers, ProPublica April 28, 2010 – Republicans Getting More Campaign Cash From Wall Street and this seems like pay for play, Mitch McConnell(R-KY) Slams Financial Reform Bill After Meeting With Hedge Fund Managers And Other Wall Street Elites. Some Democrats are interested in saving the financial sector and protecting America from another meltdown. If they can walk a tightrope that enables them to reap their share of Wall St. donations and get reform done, that’s a trick republicans might want to learn. Republicans have certainly taught America it’s easy to just carry the bag and cash the checks. Republicans are threatening to filibuster financial reform regardless of the final Senate bill, while Democrat Byron Dorgan is threatening to filibuster if the final bill does not do enough to protect America from another Great Recession – Dorgan threatens Wall Street Reform filibuster

Cantwell predicted that she would get a vote on her amendment reinstating a Depression-era law preventing banks from owning other kinds of financial firms. Dorgan was told his amendment banning naked CDSes would get a hearing.

But when the list of coming amendments was unveiled this evening, Dorgan’s was missing–and he doesn’t know why. “I don’t know the answer to that,” Dorgan said.

Some progressive amendments have been given votes, and have passed, like the Sanders Fed audit and Franken credit rating agency reform. Kaufman-Brown’s too-big-to-fail amendment was given a hasty vote, and failed. But some of the major amendments have yet to make the schedule. Cantwell has also said that she’ll block a vote if her Glass-Steagall reinstating amendment isn’t offered. Hopefully these two will be joined by other progressive Senators to hold out for key votes. There’s some good, progressive momentum on this bill now, and with Republicans apparently mulling a filibuster of the final package, all Dem votes are going to necessary.

Sarah Palin Fan Club Predicts the Date and Place of Palin’s Presidential Announcement

We see, clearly, the Left thumbing through the Alinsky Methods playbook it employed against Hillary in 2008, desperately trying to sink Palin early, to hobble her, to take her out of contention so the media can install a losing, mayonnaise-and-cucumbers milquetoast sandwich “it’s his turn” Republican like Mitt Romney or Tim Pawlenty as the Republicans’ 2012 nominee — to further the media’s pursuit of handing Barack Obama a second term.

I’m a liberal, not a leftist, but for what it’s worth I dream of a Palin run for president. I’m not sure where Palin supporters get their paranoid delusions. Nothing would please me more than Palin on the Republican ticket in 2012 and I sincerely wish them the best in their endeavors to make that happen.

The Power of Republican Magic Words

The power of Republican magic words

Andrew McCarthy could single-handedly keep the adult diaper industry in business is wetting his bed over Attorney General Holder’s reluctant use of the phrase “radical Islam” – AG Eric Holder Refuses to Say ‘Radical Islam’ Is a Cause of Terrorism Committed by Muslims

Mr. Holder would obviously rather get a root-canal than utter the words “radical Islam”…

[   ]…He referred to al Qaeda recruiter Anwar al-Awlaki as beholden to “a version of Islam that is not consistent with the teachings of it.” I wonder if he will enlighten us on what exactly Awlaki has gotten wrong.

And the aptly named right-wing Republican site Hotair chimes in, Holder really, really doesn’t want to talk about radical Islam

Excruciating, not least of all because he ends up basically agreeing with the premise of the question. Yes, of course Shahzad “might have been incited” by radical Islam. He’s an Anwar al-Awlaki fan who went to Pakistan for bomb-training, didn’t he?

While there is an element of political correctness in what to call radical fundamentalists, exactly what is McBedwetter and McBedwetter Jr’s point. Say the magic word – Islamic radicalism, Muslim fundamentalist terrorism and presto chango the crazed  mindset that caused 9-11 will end. Here we are over nine years later and calling terrorists names doesn’t seem to have much effect. This should be embarrassing to Hotair, but they do have a talent for rationalizing away their hypocrisy. In this post Obama: We’re not at war with Islam, posted at 10:30 am on April 6, 2009 by Ed Morrissey from Hotair just a year ago they brag about how Bush made several speeches in which he tried to assure everyone of the Muslim faith the U.S. was not at war with Islam,

“I’ve made it clear, Madam President, that the war against terrorism is not a war against Muslims, nor is it a war against Arabs. It’s a war against evil people who conduct crimes against innocent people.” — Remarks by President George W. Bush and President Megawati of Indonesia The Oval Office, Washington, D.C. September 19, 2001
* “The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. That’s not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace. These terrorists don’t represent peace. They represent evil and war.”

Which is the exact opposite of what McCarthy and Hotair are arguing today – the Times Square attack was not just the work of a few violent offenders, but a crime of Islam. I’m not a big fan of fundamentalism of any stripe, but just factually that it’s a little hyperbolic to say “I wonder if he will enlighten us on what exactly Awlaki has gotten wrong” in referring to the entirety of Islam. Islam is the world’s second largest religion with around a billion practitioners – most of them in Asia, not the Middle-East. If Islam is a violent religion and is at war with the west McCarthy and Hotair couldn’t get enough diapers to see them through the day. No More Mister Nice Blog picked up on the same story – LAMAR SMITH HAS “RADICAL ISLAM” TOURETTE’S

As I remember the same radical Republicans were very upset that there should be any reporting that tied the teachings of conservatism and right-wing Christian fundamentalist to violence – Going To Extremes: The Obama Era’s Top Ten Anti-Government Flare-Ups

1. The Hutaree: Nine members of the Christian militia group, which says it’s preparing for the arrival of the Anti-Christ, were charged  this week with plotting to kill law enforcement and “oppose by force the authority of the U.S. government.” The Feds acted after one member posted online that the group was “ready for war.”

3. James Von Brunn: The 88-year old shot and killed an African-American guard at the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC last June. Von Brunn, who recently died in prison, had long moved in neo-Nazi circles, and in 1981 he tried to hold hostage an employee of the Federal Reserve at gunpoint. In recent writings he had expressed support for Birtherism, and had praised Sarah Palin.

So if we all play by the rules laid out by The National Review and Hotair – Christianity in its entirety is to be condemned for the plots of conservative militia groups. Sarah Palin followers are all violent extremist neo-Nazis? If those be the rules as prescribed by the Conservative movement, than so be it. Who are we to argue with such powerful wizards.