Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Happy Hanukkah!; Slo Joe's Foot in Mouth Again; Data Shows Politicians Suck; Newt Tanking?; Ron Paul: Koo Koo?; Concealed Carry Laws; Sean Penn vs. Maria Alonso; Last Words on Hitchens

Gary Busey has withdrawn his endorsement of Newt Gingrich. That's when you know your campaign is in trouble.---Leno

Happy Hanukkah to all our Jewish brothers and sisters!

  • God, I love Joe Biden. I really do. The often used phrase, "the gift that keeps on giving," was written especially for Slo Joe. This week he actually said, "The Taliban, per se, is not our enemy." Unfortunately, for Slo Joe, his boss has said the Taliban is our enemy on a number of occasions. Hey, it's Slo Joe being Joe. They'll just put his straight jacket back on and send him home. And when they need to add a little humor to the campaign, they trot Slo Joe back out. He's the Court Jester of this administration.
  • How much lower can the approval rating of Congress go? Well, it's going to have to dip under 11%---that's their current approval rating according to Gallup/USA Today. President  Obama received an "excellent" job rating of a whopping 8%. Democrats were at a 3% and Republicans were trailing by 2%. What conclusion can one come to by looking at this data? Only one: most Americans believe politicians suck.
  • The president talks a good game about bi-partisanship but he does not walk the talk. He's not met with any in the Republican leadership now for almost 5 months (USA Today and National Review). But he's had time to have over 30 fundraisers around the nation. I'm convinced he's done with leading the nation (he never really started). His only interest now is re-election and raising tons of cold, hard cash from the top 1% in the country.
  • As predicted here just a few short weeks ago, it appears Newt's surge is now taking a hard right U turn to the bottom.  His poll numbers have been retreating the last several days. Where he was leading, now he's either tied or trailing Romney (Washington Post/ABC Poll).
  • Have you noticed something about Ron Paul? He bashes America more than even Libs and Progressives do. For example, in the last debate, he actually implied we will declare war on American Muslims. As one commentator pointed out, Ron Paul must have forgotten the millions of Muslims we helped in Somalia (from dying from starvation), Bosnia/Kosovo (from total ethnic cleansing) and Iraq. Last year, he actually said there's been a coup in the U.S. "It's the CIA coup. The CIA runs everything." I have two words for Ron Paul: koo-koo.

  • But there is some good news---at least for incoming North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. His father made him a four star general. The little pr!ck is only about 28 years old.
  • And more good news. More states are stared to loosen up concealed carry gun laws. Alaska, Arizona, Vermont and Wyoming do not even require permits. God bless America
  • I have a new Hollywood hero. Her name is Maria Alonso. She's Cuban. That means she's no friend of any Commies.  She bumped into fellow actor Sean Penn, a big Chavez supporter, at an LAX recently. They got into a dust up. He called her a "pig." She responded by calling him a "communist a-hole." Gotta love this girl.

  • Why did I like Christopher Hitchens even though I disagreed with most of his politics? In addition to his being a throwback journalist and writer---one who liked to chain smoke and have a glass of Scotch at his elbow, a throwback to guys like Hemingway--- I liked him for writings like these: "During the 1992 election I concluded as early as my first visit to New Hampshire that Bill Clinton was hateful in his behavior to women, pathological as a liar, and deeply suspect when it came to money in politics. I have never had to take any of that back." (note: this was several years before the Lewinsky scandal even broke) He also wrote about the war in Iraq which he supported (and got him thrown out of the progressive elite's dinner invitations), "Those of us who are most genuinely repelled by war and violence are also those who are most likely to decide that some things, after all, are worth fighting for." And perhaps most appropriately, he wrote this: "I have tried for much of my life to write as if I was composing my sentences to be read posthumously."