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Romney/Palin 2012: You Betcha Not!

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Sarah has great legs and broad appeal, but her and the Sears Mannequin (also known to Steve Deace as Willard) on the 2012 ticket? God I hope not. The progenitor of RomneyCare, which was the model for Obamacare and a disaster. The flip flop artist from Massachusetts…and I am not talking about John Kerry. At least Kerry in consistent on Life issues: He’s pro-abortion. Romney has changed his mind on social issues more often than Obama is caught supplicating to another world despot.

Let’s be clear here, I can hear it now: Ken and Barbie run for president. If this is what the feckless in charge of the GOP have in mind, may be Steele should take a long walk off a short pier and take Willard with him. Romney is pure gangster, and Palin was a crusader, but now a gangster in training. I thought the Tea Party was supposed to marginalize if not get rid of Team Geppetto. Such is not the case I guess. Thinking this is the only winning team, as proposed by the Boston Herald, is both short sighted and suspect at the same time.

If Sarah is truly open to running in 2012, she better not pick too early. There are better candidates than the Sears Mannequin, and we have some time to go. For me, I’d rather see Giuliani and Palin, or may be some other candidate not yet in the game, lie a Rubio, Perry, or Jindal. Or someone unknown at this point. What do you think?

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Written by James Lagnese

April 15, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Obama Damaged Goods: Runs even with Ron Paul

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Rasmussen: Ron Paul Polls Even With Obama for 2012

The latest Rasmussen poll hows Ron Paul and Obama neck and neck in 2012. While this may be be incredible news for Paulistas, it is even better news for the GOP and the Tea Party movement. Here’s why: If Paul can run neck and neck with Obama, a good candidate would clean Obama’s clock. You can fill in the blank if you want: Palin (hasn’t polled well in some instances), Romney, Huckabee, and even Giuliani. My personal favorite would be a ticket with Giuliani and Palin. Can you imagine the debates? Giuliani would not be a doddering fool parrying with Obama and we would have Palin/Biden II Rumble in the Sewer aka DC.

Still, this is good news that even the New York Times cannot run away from. The tide is shifting faster than it did for the dems. The reason is simple: They showed their true face and scared the shit out of most americans. Of course sheople on the left will make the argument that right wing talk radio and right wing blogs have fomented discourse and that if the people were left alone, to only get the Obama Regime’s narrative, we’d all be happier and better off. After all, we’ve been marginalized as gun and bible toting bitter clingers that are living in the past. Right? Why can’t we all just get along? Well, if believing Obama’s narrative is getting along, I will pass.

The bottom line is that in spite of Obamacare passing, and in spite of the fact that we have 8 months of democrat and socialist hegemony to live with, things will get better. I know I have been gloom and doom in the past, but I am pleasantly surprised by how the people have risen up. My only admonition is that the Tea Party and it’s analogs do not become co-opted by Washington insider elites that will use this as a form of populism to manipulate and use to their advantage like the socons in 2000. Vigilance is eternal.

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Written by James Lagnese

April 15, 2010 at 11:35 am

Biker Love

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Johnstown, PA: Local and state police scoured the hills outside rural Johnstown , Pennsylvania , after reports of three animal rights activists going missing after attempting to protest the wearing of leather at a large motorcycle gang rally this weekend. Two others, previously reported missing, were discovered by fast food workers “duct taped inside several fast food restaurant dumpsters,” according to police officials.

“Something just went wrong,” said a still visibly shaken organizer of the protest. “Something just went horribly, horribly, wrong.” The organizer said a group of concerned animal rights activist groups, “growing tired of throwing fake blood and shouting profanities at older women wearing leather or fur coats,” decided to protest the annual motorcycle club event “in a hope to show them our outrage at their wanton use of leather in their clothing and motor bike seats.”

“In fact,” said the organizer. “Motorcycle gangs are one of the biggest abusers of wearing leather, and we decided it was high time that we let them know that we disagree with them using it… Ergo, they should stop.”

According to witnesses, protesters arrived at the event in a vintage 1960’s era Volkswagen van and began to pelt the gang members with balloons filled with red colored water, simulating blood, and shouting “you’re murderers” to passers by. This, evidently, is when the brouhaha began.
“They peed on me!!!” charged one activist. “They grabbed me, said I looked like I was French, started calling me ‘La Trene’, and duct taped me to a tree so they could pee on me all day!”
“I.. I was trying to show my outrage at a man with a heavy leather jacket. And, he… he didn’t even care. I called him a murderer, and all he said was, ‘You can’t prove that.’ Next thing I know is he forced me to ride on the back of his motorcycle all day, and not left me off, because his girl friend was out of town and I was almost a woman.”

Still others claimed they were forced to eat hamburgers and hot dogs under duress. Those who resisted were allegedly held down while several bikers “farted on their heads.”
Police officials declined comments on any leads or arrests due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, however, organizers for the motorcycle club rally expressed “surprise” at the allegations.

“That’s preposterous, ” said on high ranking member of the biker organizing committee. “We were having a party, and these people showed up and were very rude to us. They threw things at us, called us names, and tried to ruin the entire event. So, what did we do? We invited them to the party! What could be more friendly than that? You know, just because we are all members of motorcycle clubs does not mean we do not care about inclusiveness. Personally, I think it shows a lack of character for them to be saying such nasty things about us after we bent over backwards to make them feel welcome.”

When confronted with the allegations of force feeding the activists meat, using them as ad hoc latrines, leaving them incapacitated in fast food restaurant dumpsters, and ‘farting on their heads,’ the organizer declined to comment in detail.

“That’s just our secret handshake,” assured the organizer.

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Written by James Lagnese

April 15, 2010 at 10:43 am

Posted in Bikers, Johstown PA, PETA

I own You

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A Neat Video. I wonder if Obama sings this at night while going to sleep?

Wax Tailor feat. Charlie Winston ” I Own You” from SoLab on Vimeo.

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April 14, 2010 at 3:50 pm

BLANKLEY: No more profiles in caution

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From The Washington Times:

Effort to slow-boil the freedom frogs has failed

The Republican Party must break with its long-established, cautious instincts and make a bold stand for first principles of freedom and constitutional limitations on government – from full repeal of Obamacare to rolling back multitrillion dollar deficits. This is not so much reproach of past Republican conduct as it is recognition of new opportunities.
The post-World War II conservative movement was born in the shadows of towering liberalism. As a result, when conservatism intermittently gained political power via the Republican Party, there were practical limits to how much liberalism they could plausibly try to dismantle. I know – I was there with the Goldwater campaign and with the Ronald Reagan and Newt Gingrich governing efforts.
For example, in 1982, Reagan’s Department of Education (where I was deputy assistant secretary for public affairs) tried to dismantle the Department of Education. But we could not find even one Republican member of the House Education and Labor Committee to introduce our bill.
A dozen years later, when Speaker Gingrich (for whom I was press secretary) again proposed killing the Department of Education, the opposition (even among Republicans) was so powerful across the country that further effort became futile.
There has been a strong national presumption of legitimacy for most of the statist programs policies and rulings introduced by Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon Baines Johnson and the Supreme Court. To challenge them drew sneering ridicule, not just from the usual liberal suspects, but from most mainstream Republican voters.
Creeping statism simply had become normative. A politician who, for example, called for strict adherence of the 10th Amendment was marginalized and rejected as a crank by both American politics and American culture.
As a result, Reagan and Mr. Gingrich and the conservatives who supported them could, by and large, only slow down the growth of government. The only major reversal of statist policy we gained was the 1996 reform of welfare – and that only after two vetoes by President Clinton.
Thus, Republican congressmen, senators and governors – even staunch, principled conservatives – developed the instinct to propose only modestly less statist policies than Democrats did (as, for example, George W. Bush’s Medicare Part D subsidies for drugs.) And we did so for the very practical reason that to do more assured overwhelming opposition by the broad center of the country, which took for granted that the structures and programs of government that had existed since they were born were normal, not unconstitutionally statist.
But the financial panic and economic collapse of 2008, and Washington’s shocking, new proposals, laws, deficits and debt has changed the consciousness of a broad majority of the nation. The incurring of trillions of dollars of national debt in the last year has, almost simultaneously across the nation, induced a common revulsion: How dare Washington indebt and impoverish our grandchildren.
All the following acts have suddenly awakened Americans to their Constitution: (1) The nationalization of car companies and banks; (2) the subordination of the car companies’ legal bondholders to union bosses; (3) the creation of trillion-dollar slush funds (the stimulus package) used for, among other purposes, the corrupt purchase of congressional votes; (4) the mandating of individual health insurance purchase against the will of Americans; (5) the attempt to have Obamacare “deemed” to have been enacted, rather than actually publicly voted on by Congress.
Amazingly, spontaneously, Americans are educating themselves about the details of our Constitution. Last week, I participated in a town hall meeting organized by Sirius Radio network with a large live audience and call-ins from state legislators across the country to discuss the merits of invoking an Article V constitutional convention (much more on that in a later column.) Many members of the audience – regular people from all over the country – held up their pocket Constitutions, which they keep with them.
Isaac Newton’s Third Law of Motion – every action has a reaction equal in magnitude and opposite in direction – also applies to the political physics of the body politic. The suddenness and radical magnitude of Washington actions these past 18 months has induced an equal and equally radical reaction.
It is in this context that I urge the Republican Party to abandon its – until now – justifiable instinct to be cautious and limited in its call for traditional American freedoms and constitutional limitations on government.
Throughout my political life such caution has been the smart and necessary political practice for the Republican Party – even under Reagan. But now, such caution not only misses an historic opportunity, but such caution is suddenly the single best way for the Republicans to lose in November by failing to be seen as the vehicle for an angry public’s re-seizure of its freedoms.
The unnoticed, Fabian creep of statism these past 80 years – the slow boiling of the frogs of freedom – has suddenly been noticed by countless millions of us freedom-loving frogs. The frogs are jumping out of the pot and are ready to overturn the pots – and the pot handlers.
Everything is on the table to be considered for rollback. It didn’t start with President Obama, but it may begin to end with him.
He has awakened the American people to our heritage of freedom and the people are getting ready to grab back our freedom by the handful.
Here’s a tip to Republican senators: Be bold and explicit. The president’s nominee for the Supreme Court should be defeated by filibuster exclusively because he (or she) will inevitably vote to uphold as constitutional the unconstitutional health care insurance purchase mandate.
Tony Blankley is the author of “American Grit: What It Will Take to Survive and Win in the 21st Century” (Regnery, 2009) and vice president of the Edelman public relations firm in Washington.
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Polish MP Claims Russia Engineered Plane Crash

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From The Daily Mail:

‘Russia engineered air crash that killed President Kaczynski.” “Artur Gorski said the Russians ‘came up with some dubious reasons’ that the aircraft couldn’t land because they feared President Leck Kaczynski’s presence would overshadow a similar event hosted by the Russian prime minister a few days before.”

As reported here last weekend, “Poland’s army chief, central bank governor, MPs and leading historians were among more than 80 passengers.
They were flying in from Warsaw to mark 70 years since the Katyn massacre of thousands of Poles by Soviet forces.”


Interesting indeed. Occams Razor says that a crash is a crash and that the pilot made a mistake. Is Artur Gorski overreacting, succumbing to conspiracy theories and paranoia, or is there something to this?

We do know that the relationship between Poland and Russia has been strained at times and it is prescient that such an accident such happen whilst going to a memoriam of a Soviet massacre on Polish people. Putin would have such a twisted sense of humor, true, but would he stoop this low?

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Written by James Lagnese

April 14, 2010 at 6:30 am

Libertarian Politics Live: Waco Tea Party and Michigan GOP: The Show

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April 13, 2010 at 8:33 pm