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Archive for May 9th, 2009

Oh the Incivility of it All! Prediction on Correspondent’s Dinner

Posted by Charles II on May 9, 2009

Prediction: there will be much pearl clutching and fainting in the editorial aisles over how Barack Obama sat by, and the liberal media whooped it up, as Wanda Sykes called for the death of Rush Limbaugh (“I hope his kidneys fail!”) and the torture of Sean Hannity. The MSNBC panel even thought Sykes went too far by commenting that Sarah Palin wasn’t there, that “She pulled out. Someone should tell her that’s not the way to practice abstinence.” (quote is approximate).

Further: there will be no discussion of Rush Limbaugh’s ugly riffs in which (in just the last 100 days) he compared Obama to Satan, an abusive husband, a liar, a rapist, and a tyrant, or of the fact that the liberal media only calls waterboarding torture when other countries do it.

But, as Josh points out, this is the liberal media on which David Petraeus, Dick Cheney, Newt Gingrich, and John McCain are presented as the only American voices to which we need listen. NBC will have on Hamid Karzai and Asif Ali Zardari. Period.

Posted in Barack Obama, Rush Limbaugh | 8 Comments »

For posterity

Posted by Charles II on May 9, 2009

This picture of Bush with his feet on the desk has apparently been disappeared from the web. This thumbnail is all that we (Dan of Pruning Shears and I) found. It was apparently up on The National Post and was last found by Google at

Bush Feet on Desk

Fortunately, Oliver Stone has immortalized the moment. But it’s a real lesson on how falsified and truncated our history has become, when armies of brown nosers go around after The Great Man sanitizing his image for posterity.

Posted in dope slaps for Dubya, history | 32 Comments »

Obama’s New Budget Eliminates Abstinence-Only Funding

Posted by Phoenix Woman on May 9, 2009

Read it right here at Think Progress.

This is a very good thing, because as has been shown over and over again, abstinence-only programs don’t put a dent in teen pregnancy rates.

And yes, the people who have been on the Federal dole pushing their useless and harmful programs are hopping mad about having their meal tickets taken away from them.

Posted in education, President Obama, Professional Christians | Tagged: | 2 Comments »

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