Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Who said the revolution died?

Not Bill Ayers.

You remember...the man who hosted the soiree that kicked off the political career of our current president.

The same Bill Ayers who co-founded the anti-Vietnam War/pro-communism movement known as the Weather Underground.

The same Bill Ayers who was a domestic terrorist, setting off bombs in Chicago, at the NYPD, the U.S. Capitol and the Pentagon (and was allegedly connected to the fatal bombing of a San Francisco PD station).

Well, that same Bill Ayers is still at it -- fomenting revolution. (See video below.)

The leopard doesn't change his spots, does he?

The smartest man in any room makes it easy to understand...

Why do some people have more than others...and is that wrong?

Watch this video (below) of NYU Law prof Richard Epstein and you'll come to understand several things...better:

-- Economics.

-- That the folks in D.C. are doing it (everything) wrong.

-- That the smart guy(s) at PBS ain't all that smart.

-- That Prof. Epstein packs more into a few minutes of explaining than most teachers/profs do in an entire career.

Watch the video and learn.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The monster's final moments...

Pleading for his life... (photo: Reuters)

WARNING: The video clips below contain graphic/violent/bloody footage.

Today, the people of Libya, the Middle East and the world are free from the evil that was Muammar Gaddafi -- the bloody dictator/terrorist of Libya.

Like other dictators before him -- and certainly others who will come and go for generations to come -- he met his end at the hands of those he oppressed. And the sentence he received for his transgressions -- his inhumanity to man -- was rough justice.

Like other extraordinarily cruel despots before him, Gaddafi -- who fancied himself as a brave warrior -- was found cowering in a hole. After pleading with his captors, including asking them, "What did I ever do to you?," he was summarily executed.

Another dictator, another rat hole... (photo: Reuters)

This cancer on Libya, the region and the world is gone.

Thank God.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Don't mess with Joey Plugs...

Vice President Joe Biden gives Human Events' Jason Mattera a piece of his mind...

What happens when a reporter confronts Vice President Joe "Plugs" Biden with a quote that he -- the No. 2 guy -- doesn't like (a quote that happens to be Biden's own)?

Human Events' unflinching editor/reporter, Jason Mattera, found out when he asked the veep about a recent speech in which he asserted that additional Stimulus money was needed to fund jobs -- especially extra police.

Check out the "huffy" Joey Plugs (video follows):

Vice President Joe Biden now says he didn’t make a reference to rape, and got testy with HUMAN EVENTS when we asked if he would like to retract his comments that the number of sexual assaults would increase if Republicans don’t sign on to Barack Obama’s latest “jobs” proposal.

“I didn’t use, no no no…Let’s get it straight, guy. Don’t screw around with me,” Biden lashed out at HUMAN EVENTS. Then Biden confirmed that he indeed did talk about rape in terms of the President’s spending measure. “Murder will continue to rise, rape will continue to rise, all crimes will continue to rise,” if the Democrats agenda isn’t passed, he added.

It was on Tuesday during a speech at the University of Pennsylvania where Biden initially argued that another round of government spending was needed to prevent sexual assaults. “It’s not temporary [administration’s proposed stimulus] when that 911 call comes in and a woman’s being raped, if a cop shows up in time to prevent the rape. It’s not temporary to that woman.” Then in the same speech he wished Republicans were themselves rape victims. “I wish they had some notion of what it was like to be on the other side of a gun, or [to have] a 200-pound man standing over you, telling you to submit.”

Biden’s demagogic language aside, police budgets are the responsibility of each individual state, not federal bureaucrats. And as Ed Morrissey at HotAir notes, the President’s “jobs” bill doesn’t go directly to hire police officers anyway. Instead, “it allows states to paper-over budget gaps for another year rather than address their systemic budgetary issues, and protect unionized bureaucrats whose jobs should be on the chopping block.”

The exchange between the vice president and HUMAN EVENTS was taken on Wednesday after Biden gave a speech calling for yet another government stimulus program. This one is union-backed, and aimed at getting teachers and public-sector employees back to work.

Kudos to Mattera...and shame on Biden.

Biden and his prop cops...

Thursday, October 13, 2011

You stay classy, Occupy Boston...

'Occupy Boston protesters spit on Coast Guard member'

This just in from Fox25/

"The Coast Guard in Boston confirmed that a woman in uniform was harassed and spat upon by Occupy Boston protesters. The woman was walking to the train and said protesters spit on her twice, called her foul names and even threw a water bottle at her. Now, the Coast Guard is warning all staff working on Atlantic Avenue to avoid those protesters while in uniform. More than 140 Occupy Boston protesters were arrested earlier this week for refusing to cooperate with police on the Rose Kennedy Greenway." (See video below.)

Yes, those Occupy (insert city's name here) folks are great Americans.


Talk about acting "un-presidential"...

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

According to's TV Newser, "FNC’s Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry got the first question at today’s joint news conference between Pres. Obama and Lee Myung-Bak, President of South Korea. Henry asked the president about the alleged Iranian terror plot, and used a quote from GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney who had criticized Obama’s leadership. Obama responded with, 'I didn’t know you were the spokesman for Mitt Romney.' In an interview later with Megyn Kelly, Henry explains, 'I was trying to put it in the broader context of not just Mitt Romney, but there are a lot of Republicans out there who would charge that this president leads from behind.' He decided not to engage with Mitt Romeny. Instead, he decided to go after me a little bit.”

Watch the clip (below) and decide if this is how we expect American presidents should handle tough questions...

(h/t: Wesley J. Smith)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Joe Biden - the GOP's leading spokesman?

From Vice President Biden's lips to voters' ears?

It's as if the GOP had written the script for him. Boy, it's going to get interesting when the Republicans start using clips from this in their coming campaign ads.

Transcript follows...see video below:

It’s not a united Republican party . . . Absolutely, it’s strong enough to beat both of us. No matter what the circumstance, at the end of the day, the American people right now, many of them are in trouble, an even larger percentage have stagnant wages and a significant majority of the American people believe the country’s not moving in the right direction. That is never a good place to be going into a reelection . . . They’re going to have to choose whether or not the path we have set the country on is the path we should go or whether we should go back to liberating the economy in the terms of . . .[voice trails off]

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Fast and (Very) Furious...

According to CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson (who deserves heaps of praise for being first and foremost in the investigation into Operation Fast and Furious), she's touched a nerve.

Jeff Poor, reporting for The Daily Caller, writes about the Department of Justice's reaction to her ongoing coverage:

Did the White House try to strong-arm a journalist in the wake of the Justice Department’s “Operation Fast and Furious” scandal? CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson says government leaders took a very aggressive tack following her revelations earlier this year.

On Tuesday’s Laura Ingraham Show, Attkisson said DOJ spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler and White House associate communications director Eric Schultz yelled and screamed at her over the story.

“The DOJ woman was just yelling at me,” Attkisson said. “The guy from the White House on Friday night literally screamed at me and cussed at me. Eric Schultz — oh, the person screaming was Tracy Schmaler. She was yelling, not screaming. And the person who screamed at me was Eric Schultz at the White House.”

Attkisson explained the vicious tongue-lashing:

“In between the yelling that I received from the Justice Department yesterday, the spokeswoman — who would not put anything in writing — I was asking for her explanation so there would be clarity and no confusion later over what had been said. She wouldn’t put anything in writing,” she said.

“So we talked on the phone and she said things such as ‘the question Holder answered was different than the one he asked.’ But the way he phrased it, he said very explicitly, ‘I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.’”

Attkisson also said the DOJ and White House representatives complained that CBS was “unfair and biased” because it didn’t give the White House favorable coverage on the developing scandal.

“Is it sort of a drip, drip. And I’m certainly not the one to make the case for DOJ and White House about what I’m doing wrong,” she added. “They will tell you that I’m the only reporter, as they told me, that is not reasonable. They say The Washington Post is reasonable, the LA Times is reasonable, The New York Times is reasonable — I’m the only one who thinks this is a story, and they think I’m unfair and biased by pursuing it.”

Following is an audio interview with Attkisson. It's worth a listen...