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Google Is Watching Out For You!

Sunday, August 16, AD 2009

From the only reliable news source on the net, the Onion.  In these days of the White House spamming people with unsolicited e-mails from the master of astroturfing, David Axlerod, in praise of Obamacare, perhaps the concept of privacy is a quaint 20th century notion.  However, there may be a way to have Google protect the privacy of its users.  Bribe the leadership of the People’s Republic of China (Red China) to require it.  Google has a history of giving lap-dog like obedience to edicts issued from Peking.

Update:  The White House has announced that, “We are implementing measures to make subscribing to e-mails clearer, including preventing advocacy organizations from signing people up to our lists without their permission when they deliver petition signatures and other messages on individual’s behalf,” spokesman Nick Shapiro said in a statement tonight.  Translation from Obamaspeak:   “We thought we could get away with simply spamming everybody whose e-mail address we have.  Now that there is a fuss we’ll blame outside groups and pretend we are not at fault.”

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You May Be A Member of An Angry Mob If…

Friday, August 7, AD 2009

With apologies to Jeff Foxworthy.

You may be a member of an angry mob if:

1.   You think your Congresscritter works for you and not the other way around.

2.   You’re real sure that the First Amendment protects your right to free speech.

3.   You believe that townhalls are something more than photo ops for members of Congress.

4.   You recall that the right to vigorous political debate is one of the reasons why this country was founded.

5.   You remember something in the First Amendment about the right of the people to petition the government for redress of grievances.

6.   You have always regarded this picture as one of your favorite Norman Rockwell paintings:

Freedom of Speech

7.   You agree with President Reagan that one of the scariest phrases is, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help”.

8.    You are pretty sure that a lot of brave Americans didn’t die for this country so you would just keep your mouth shut and do what you’re told.

9.   You strongly agree with this quote from George Washington:  “If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”

10.   You think that it might be a good idea for Congress men and women to actually read bills before they vote to make them laws.

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Obama Homeland Security Alerts

Wednesday, August 5, AD 2009

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Commenter Donna V. has come up with this list of Obama Homeland Security Alerts:

Hey, maybe the Obama admin will revise the Homeland Security alerts, now that we know we have nothing to fear from terrorists. Maybe something along these lines:

Level Red: The Great Leader is more popular than Jesus, the Beatles, and Michael Jackson combined. This is how it should be.

Level Green: A few grumblings are heard from disgruntled rednecks in fly-over country. Nothing to worry about, really, but keep your eyes open.

Level Orange: Uh, oh. The peons are doing a lot of grumbling and booing at town hall meetings and there’s a quite a bit of seemingly fishy information (cunningly planted by Fox News) out there on the Net. Couric, CNN, HuffPo, you know what to do.

Level Purple: Lord, the fish is now a great big dead rotting whale on the WH lawn. Comrades Dowd and Krugman, fire photon torpedoes!

Level Gray: We’re screwed. We have now crossed the River Styx and are in Jimmy Carter territory.

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Sebelius and Specter Respond

Wednesday, August 5, AD 2009

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Hattip to the ever reticent Lads and Lasses at the Lair of the Catholic Cavemen. Yesterday I had a post celebrating the warm reception that Secretary Sebelius and Senator Specter received at a town hall meeting.  Now the indispensable Iowahawk has thoughtfully penned here, a response to the voters for Secretary Sebelius and Senator Specter.  No doubt they will be duly appreciative of his efforts, and Iowahawk will probably enjoy his time on the no-fly list.

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  • I haven’t seen this movie, but I read two of the “Mouse” books when I was in junior high school — “The Mouse that Roared” and “The Mouse on the Moon.” They are pretty darn funny. One big difference between the books and the movie is that in the books, Duchess Gloriana XII is a young, attractive and very eligible royal bachelorette, reminiscent of the young Queen Elizabeth II or Princess Grace of Monaco.

    Their author, Leonard Wibberly (a native of Ireland), was extremely prolific and wrote over 100 books, including some Biblical novels, a series of “Father Bredder” mysteries under the name Leonard Holton, and some youth-oriented novels about auto racing, under the name Patrick O’Connor (his middle names).

  • Elaine, I guess Peter Sellars just couldn’t manage portraying a young, attractive Duchess!

  • So now I’m a Mexican-Octavianite?

  • Even worse for me Tito: Irish-Scottish-Cherokee-Octavianite!

Well, at Least Spell my Name Right

Tuesday, August 4, AD 2009

Inform

Hattip to DrewM at Ace of Spades HQ.  This from the White House Blog:

“There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care.  These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation.  Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to [email protected].”

I trust that some of the Obama supporters who frequent our site will draw the attention of the White House to a few of my posts regarding ObamaCare on this blog.  When you do please remember that the last name is spelled McClarey, not McCleery, McClaren, McClary, etc.  Thank you!

Update I: Ed Morrissey at Hot Air has some pointed comments here about the sheer political stupidity of the White House making this public call for informants.

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  • Hey, maybe the Obama admin will revise the Homeland Security alerts, now that we know we have nothing to fear from terrorists. Maybe something along these lines:

    Level Red: The Great Leader is more popular than Jesus, the Beatles, and Michael Jackson combined. This is how it should be.

    Level Green: A few grumblings are heard from disgruntled rednecks in fly-over country. Nothing to worry about, really, but keep your eyes open.

    Level Orange: Uh, oh. The peons are doing a lot of grumbling and booing at town hall meetings and there’s a quite a bit of seemingly fishy information (cunningly planted by Fox News) out there on the Net. Couric, CNN, HuffPo, you know what to do.

    Level Purple: Lord, the fish is now a great big dead rotting whale on the WH lawn. Comrades Dowd and Krugman, fire photon torpedoes!

    Level Gray: We’re screwed. We have now crossed the River Styx and are in Jimmy Carter territory.

  • Thank you Donna! That was the funniest bit I’ve read on the net today!

  • There will be some who quickly point out that Bush did the same thing at times. He DID, for instance, ask that truckers keep an eye out for the unusual in their cross country treks.

    But theres a whale of a difference between trying to stop terrorist acts and trying to ferret out political dissenters.

  • Huh… wonder if I can do a diving expedition to the KOS kids’ playground and send in some of their defenses….

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  • I have an idea: who wants to join me in flooding that email address with “flags” about the fishy positions Obama’s been taking with regards to abortion’s role in this health care plan?

    If we flood it, we can take it and Obama’s Big Brother mentality down.

  • It’s been almost 24 hours since you posted this and I’m disappointed. I was hoping to see a trackback saying, “Dan McCleary at the Catholic American has a good post about…”

  • Don’t know about anyone else, but this was about the 15th post on my RSS feed about the snitch program.

  • And I’m reporting them all to my Staatssicherheit commander!

  • When you do please remember that the last name is spelled McClarey, not McCleery, McClaren, McClary, etc.  Thank you!

    Isn’t one “Mc” the same as any other? *wink*

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White House Meeting Ferments Beer Brew-hahha

Thursday, July 30, AD 2009

It’s not unusual for people attempting to smooth over a contentious discussion to say that they’d of course be willing to get together for a friendly beer some time. Apparently, when one has the resources and media visibility of the President, it’s possible to actually pull this off, but trouble can ensue.

When President Obama called Cambridge police officer Crowley last week to try to smooth over tension resulting from Obama’s declaration that Crowley’s arrest of Professor Gates had been “stupid”, Officer Crowley suggested that the three men should get together for a few beers. It seems that Obama thought this was a good idea, and a beer summit between the three men is currently scheduled to take place are scheduled to get together at a White House and knock back a couple cold ones.

However, this morning’s Wall Street Journal reveals that peace making is never simple, American brewers are upset over the likely offering at the beer fest:

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  • Hard to fault the President’s fridge choices, at least for the first two. I’m especially fond of Red Stripe. However, I’ll stipulate that Blue Moon is a trifle overrated, if still solid.

    In the spirit of “Buy American,” let me suggest the fine Texas brew Jay Anderson put me on the trail of: Shiner Bock.

  • I agree with Dale that Blue Moon is overrated. There are many other domestics of its type that beat it hands down.

    As I am an IPA fan, I’d pick Sierra Nevada’s or even Anchor Steam’s.

  • I agree with the above about Blue Moon. Still hard to fault anyone who prefers it because it’s still far better than any of the American mass-market brews. You want to rail on the evil effects of a consumerist society – start there!

  • Yes on the Shiner, Dale! But I doubt the President would go for a Texas beer.

  • They could have compromised, maybe Rolling Rock….anyway, I am a big fan of Shiner and Blue Moon. And people do rightly state that Blue Moon can be overrated – but I bet they have yet to try it from the tap with an orange slice. Finally, I also like several of the beers people tend to make of – namely Miller GD and HL.

    Or maybe I drink too much…..

  • Blue Moon isn’t my choice of beer, but with an orange slice and from the tap, it isn’t bad.

    Red Strip and Bud Light are terrible choices.

    As I’ve said elsewhere, Shiner and Abita are excellent American choices. Better than the name-brand stuff, and much better than the West coast micros (I think it was Anchor Steam that I was given a little glass of in one of those taster deals-couldn’t finish it, it was so nasty.)

  • I’ll give the President his due. This is a good idea and kudos for him for running with it.

    Now if they’d only serve PBR in tall cans…

  • I just tried Shiner Bock for the first time last week – it was very good. As a Chicago fellow, I would hope the President preferred Goose Island – maybe a Honkers Ale.

  • Zak,

    I love Goose Island 312.

  • One could pretty easily list off two dozen breweries whose offerings are better than the brews on offer at the White Hous, but if we’re calling out local favorites I have to stand up for St. Arnold’s (down in Houston) over the more mass market Shiner. Also Independence Brewery here in Austin, with a solid Independence Ale (classic American pale ale) and for those who don’t like the bitterness as much, Bootlegger Brown Ale.

  • Let’s through in Smuttynose also.

  • And to wrap up, if one is ever in Boise, go to The Ram and get the Buttface. Its pronounced the way its spelled.

  • I am partial to the Otter Creek brews myself, particularly the Stove Pipe Porter. But I’m also down with the “Champagne of Beers”: Miller High Life.

  • Paul, I’ve never had any Otter Creek’s before but I sure appreciate a nice porter. Darwin turned me onto Samuel Smith’s Taddy Porter – it’s an old English brew. Dude, it’s beautiful…

    Oh, Rogue’s Mocha Porter has a lot of character and believe it or not, Samuel Adam’s Honey Porter is really nice.

  • Apparently the Beer Summit is inspiring all sort of beer related analysis.

  • But I doubt the President would go for a Texas beer.

    His loss, Jay.

  • I think it’d be funny if the president drank Arrogant Bastard Ale.

  • After moving to Texas a few years ago, I fell for Shiner hard.

    It’s what I order every time here in Houston.

    God help me if I ever visit out of state or if a restaurant doesn’t carry Shiner.

    I’ll have to “regress” to rum or scotch beverages.

  • As one of the rare breed of mostly Irish Americans who are life-long abstainers from beverages containing alcohol, I will not venture an opinion of the beer to be served. I would merely note that if any DC cops are below their DUI quota of tickets, this get together presents possibilities!

  • Not a summit, just a beer, Obama says

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32210408/ns/politics-white_house/

    Beer offer turns Gates situation into brewhaha
    EXCERPT:

    Wilmore noted that Gates had said “yo mama” during his confrontation with Crowley.

    “How many decades has he been holding that in?” Wilmore said. “Did he call him a jive turkey, too?”

    Wilmore did have one thing in common with white comics: He couldn’t resist a beer joke.

    “Alcohol — that’ll end well,” he said. “Booze isn’t how you resolve a racial conflict. It’s how you start one.”

  • Killian’s Red is good– very inexpensive, yet high enough quality that my Guiness-snob beer drinker friends enjoy it without qualm. (Me, I enjoy both Killians and PBR cans.)

    Wanna be practical, a variety pack of Weinhards would probably be the way to go, though.

    Wait, I suggested practicality… for a college professor and a politician… where was my mind?

  • They could’ve gone with Yuengling,(Oldest AMERICAN beer)!

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  • Great way to make use of the worst song of the last decade!

  • Thank you Ledygrey for bringing this superb video to my attention!

  • I’m sure you folks will be happy to hear that “Hey There Obama” was the first YouTube project of a Catholic homeschool family in Michigan. Dad (John) wrote the song, gathered the photos, and played the older federal agent; our oldest boy John-Henry (16) filmed the video, did all the editing, and played the younger agent; Mary-Grace (9) had a cameo; and our local DRE played the lead role. Another local Catholic teen, Matt, did our audio recording and editing. Humor is a great weapon in the culture wars, and we’re grateful to all those fellow believers who are helping us to battle the Cult of Obama.

  • You and your family are to be congratulated John! The video is fantastic, and I am unsurprised that a Catholic homeschooling family was behind it. Humor can often reveal truth and I think that is just what your video did. Very well done!

  • Mr. Keenan –

    Again, it is indeed a commendable effort you and your family have made. Thank you! It certainly made my day upon viewing (and re-viewing) and I’ve since shared it with my family and friends. Also, as you know, I’ve placed it on my blog as well (thank you for stopping by and leaving your kind words). Hopefully, we’ll see your admirable project with view-count which rivals other videos which are the medias’ darlings.

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Fatal Error

Wednesday, July 22, AD 2009

An oldie but a goodie from the only reliable source of news on the net, the Onion.  Life without the Internet.  What would we do?  We might have to “gasp” talk to one another!  Bloggers would have to post their missives on their doors for passers-by to write comments!   What would we do with the several hours freed up each day from not browsing the internet?  The Horror, the Horror!

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  • The teen section of my local newspaper just ran a story in which a high school couple tried to go two weeks (!) without communicating by cell phone or internet — no texting, Facebook, or e-mails. Apparently the notion of talking to one another via landline phone was kind of foreign to them. I wonder how many adults would do if they tried this kind of experiment?

    http://www.sj-r.com/features/x631636139/You-mean-we-have-to-like-talk

  • Without the Internet, I’d go stark raving mad at my cube-ville job. I wouldn’t be more productive, but I would be more irascible.

  • Elaine: How on earth did we ever make it to adulthood without Facebook? A friend told me she found her teenaged daughter sitting in the living room texting her best friend. Best friend lives across the street.

    Of course, I remember tying up the family phone (and we only had one line, for 6 people – imagine that nowadays) for hours when I was 16. I had to talk to my friends – and I had just seen them at school a few hours earlier. I can’t remember now exactly what was discussed. Hard to imagine now how the charms of 16 year old boys and the latest pop band could inspire hours of discussion.

  • I’m sure girls could find MANY things to talk about. The internet just enabled them to do so that’s all.

Let's Send Congress to the Moon

Monday, July 20, AD 2009

Hillarynaught.

 

In honor of America landing a man on the Moon forty years ago, the indispensable Iowahawk has a column here in which he suggests sending Congress to the Moon.  I’d like to be among the first to climb on board this rocketwagon.  I suspect we will never get our budgetary house in order until Congress is sent to the Moon, and I believe that most Americans have long thought that Congress and a full Moon go together.   However, as the above picture indicates, I can think of a few officials from the Executive Branch who should go along for the ride!

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  • Actually, I picture Ralph Kramden vowing to send Congress “to the moon, Alice!”

  • Iowahawk is on to something, although I would fear for the fate of the moon. A tax on green cheese would certainly be imposed immediately.

    However, you’d think that Rep. Kucinich, who once saw a UFO while visiting Shirley MacLaine’s house (after a bit of wine and reefer) would jump at the chance. He could certainly serve as translator if any aliens pop up. We’d just have to make sure that we send them up there with an ample supply of loco weed and Chardonnay.

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