In Case You Missed It: The SNL Scott Brown Video

This is pretty funny:

Minor quibble – I love Fred Armisen’s impression of Barney Frank, but he showed too much teeth. Doesn’t he realize that no one has ever seen evidence of even a single tooth in Frank’s mouth? This has been the subject of much discussion.

Armisen needs to refine his impersonation just a tad to reflect that curious fact.

Hat tip:  Robert Costa at National Review, who also has Scott Brown’s reaction to the skit.

UPDATE:

NBC has blocked the youtube video, but you can still watch the Gawker t.v. version at the NRO link, above.

Linked by Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, thanks.

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Red Alert: Organizing For America Recruiting In High Schools

This is an Atlas Shrugs Exclusive:

An Atlas reader, Chuck,  has a student in the eleventh grade in an Ohio High School. Her government class passed out this propaganda recruiting paper so students could sign up as interns for Obama’s Organizing for America (OFA is the former mybarackobama.com site.)

Obama is using our public school system to recruit for his Alinsky-inspired private army. Organizing for America is (and I quote) recruiting in our high schools to “build on the movement that elected President Obama by empowering students across the country to help us bring about our agenda”

Now, if this were an after school club, I would have little to say about it. But in the school classroom? This needs to stop, now.

Imagine the outcry if Americans For Prosperity decided to use the school classroom to recruit students “to build on” the tea party movement, in order to foil the Democrat’s agenda?

Would that be okay? Would it be allowed? Would a conservative even think of doing such a thing?

Atlas continues:

Check out the recommended reading list page 4:

  • Rules for Radicals, Saul Alinsky
  • The New Organizers, Zack Exley
  • Stir It Up: Lessons from Community Organizing and Advocacy, Rinku Sen
  • Obama Field Organizers Plot a Miracle, Zack Exley, Huffington Post
  • Dreams of My Father Chicago Chapters, Barack Hussein Obama

This internship program is geared towards the 2010 elections. Using our kids as their goons. Can you imagine if the Republicans attempted such a fascist stunt?

See Atlas for full details.

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The Dems are starting off the new year having learned nothing from 2009.

Senate kills Vitter’s ACORN amendment

The U.S. Senate killed an amendment Thursday offered by Sen. David Vitter, R-La., that would have prohibited federal volunteer funds from going to the community group ACORN and its affiliates.

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The amendment was offered to the National Service Act being considered by the chamber.

The bill is aimed at providing $5.7 billion to aid 250,000 volunteers across the country in the arenas of health care, energy, environment and education.

The Senate voted to table the Vitter amendment, 53-43, effectively killing it.

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., voted to table the amendment.

ACORN has received $41 million in federal funding since 1999, Vitter said.

In the past four years, organization workers have been arrested for voter fraud registrations in 17 states.

I’d suggest that people call Sen. Landrieu’s office, but we all know how much good that would do.

Linked by Moonbattery, thanks.

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Osama Gives Left and Right Equal Billing

Osama Bin Laden keeps up with current events..who would have guessed it?

He’s very much on top of the latest in climate science. In fact, he and Al Gore have many of the same concerns concerning man made global warming, and the culpability of rich industrialized countries:

But before you laugh too much at the warmists’ expense, read on:

He also presented himself as an opponent of government bail outs to western banks, whose speculation and unfair competition practices, he claimed, were largely to blame for the global financial crisis.

“When those perpetrators fall victims to the evil they have created, the heads of state rush to rescue them using public money,” he said.

Let those words sink in. That’s right.

OBL is a tea-bagger!

He has also blathered on endlessly about Palestine, Somalia, Israel, military bases where he doesn’t want them, etc.

By now we should recognize these blatherings as the abject propaganda they are. Indeed, the real motive behind al Qaeda’s enmity with the West can be summed up in the religious text they so piously follow:

Koran 60:4: “‘We disown you and the idols which you worship besides Allah. We renounce you: enmity and hate shall reign between us until you believe in Allah alone.’”

On this authority comes the necessity to wage jihad against the infidel.

Period. All the rest is b.s.

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Video:Republican Leaders Comment After Meeting With Obama

Link to Solutions Handbook House Republicans Delivered to the President Today:

http://www.gop.gov/download?folder=misc&file=better-solutions-1-10.pdf

CQ TODAY ONLINE NEWS – CONGRESSIONAL AFFAIRS
Jan. 29, 2010 – 3:24 p.m.

Obama Pushes ‘Constructive Debate,’ GOP Pushes Back
By Edward Epstein, CQ Staff

BALTIMORE — President Obama urged House Republicans on Friday to work with him on the nation’s biggest problems, but he also stoutly defended big domestic initiatives that the minority party scorns.

The upshot of the president’s lively and frequently pointed 90-minute appearance before the House Republican Conference’s annual policy retreat — some 15 minutes longer than scheduled — was that a bipartisan approach might be possible on some smaller issues Congress faces this election year.

But on big Obama initiatives such as health care and global warming — and even his plans for a partial domestic spending freeze — the president and Republicans seem destined to butt heads just as they did throughout 2009.

“All of us have to choose if we’re going to be politicians first or partners in progress,” Obama told the members.

Obama, who during the 2008 campaign said he wanted to tone down Washington’s strident, nonstop partisanship, said he still hoped that he and Republicans can meet regularly this year.
“I want us to have a constructive debate,” he said. “The only thing I don’t want is for Washington to be Washington-like.”

The move is pragmatic in many ways: Obama is in a politically weakened state because of Republican Scott P. Brown’s win in this month’s Massachusetts special election, depriving Democrats of their 60-vote majority in the Senate.

While the House Republican leadership said they hoped the Obama give-and-take with their members heralded a new era of communication, rank-and-file GOP conservatives said they still rejected Obama’s policy prescriptions as too liberal.

“The president suggests he’s not an ideologue. You wonder if the building is going to turn,” said Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona.

And even the leadership said that despite Obama’s bid for bipartisanship, he is being countermanded by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who they say almost never involve the minority in writing legislation.

Democrats say that turns the real situation on its head. They scorn the GOP as the “party of no” that has made it clear it wants Obama and Congress to fail in everything they do.
Obama reprised several of the proposals he first offered Wednesday evening in his State of the Union message and said he thought they were ideas that Republicans could get behind. These include his idea for a one-year tax credit for small businesses who would get $5,000 for each new worker they hire. The break would be capped at $500,000 for each company.

He also wants to eliminate the capital gains tax for small businesses and create a $30 billion pool of unspent bank-bailout money for small business lending.

“There is nothing in there that’s against the ideological disposition of this caucus,” he said.

But in a sign of how far apart the president and the Republican leadership are, his job-credit proposal was the subject of GOP ridicule even before Obama showed up at the hotel ballroom in downtown Baltimore where the GOP met.

Republican leaders mocked the proposal as the “Jimmy Carter tax credit,” and said it wouldn’t work. Conference chairman Mike Pence of Indiana ridiculed the idea as a “boutique tax cut.”
“It may create a perverse incentive for business to wait to hire until the credit takes effect,” he said.

While Obama and some members who asked him questions squared off testily, he praised others for offering constructive solutions worth talking about.
He flat-out said he disagreed with some of the figures that Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas used in claiming that Obama and congressional Democrats were running up the deficit and national debt at a dangerous clip. But he praised Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, ranking Budget Committee member, for offering a proposal about gradually reining in Medicare costs.

“Paul has made a serious proposal. I’ve read it. Some I agree with,” Obama said.

And in a rarity for Obama, the president conceded he had made a mistake, He told Rep. Jason Chaffetz, of Utah that he should have done more to ensure that all deliberations about the now-stalled health care overhaul had been televised, as he promised in the campaign. “I take responsibility,” he said. “It’s a legitimate criticism.”

Obama called on Republicans to realize that they will not always get their way and must agree to compromise. “If there’s uniform opposition because the Republican caucus doesn’t get 100 percent or 80 percent of what you want, it’s going to be hard to get a deal done. That’s not how democracy works,” Obama said.

After Obama left, Minority Leader John A. Boehner said “I thought the dialogue went well … and we want to continue to try to find common ground.”

But he said Obama must get Pelosi and Reid on board. “The president’s willingness to work with us has never been translated in the House of Representatives.”

Minority Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia said “I hope Pelosi and Minority Leader Hoyer will open their doors and have Republicans in for more discussions.”

Rank-and-file members said the ideological differences with Obama are vast and warned that discussions on the big issues probably won’t yield anything constructive.

Rep. Phil Roe of Tennessee commented on Obama’s defense of his health care proposals. “When you describe this health care bill as centrist, we are coming from different directions,” Roe said.
Rep. Patrick McHenry of North Carolina said he thought Obama’s responses showed “he was highly defensive. It seems as if he believes that simply by saying something it’s true, and he does it very artfully.”

Pence said he was glad that Obama acknowledged that Republicans had offered ideas. “We especially welcomed the acknowledgement that this talk of the ‘party of no’ can once and for all be banished from the political debate,” Pence said.

Before the president started speaking, Boehner presented him with a 27-point compilation of Republican proposals on major issues. “We don’t expect you to agree with us on everyone of these solutions but we hope you’ll consider them,” Boehner said.

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By the way, if Obama is really serious about a new bi-partisanship, and changing the tone in Washington, maybe he should stop lying.


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Video:Judd Gregg Hits Back At Contessa Brewer In MSNBC Interview

David Shuster wasn’t the only MSNBC host who got an earful from a conservative guest, yesterday. NH Senator Judd Greg appeared yesterday on MSNBC to answer questions about  Obama’s economic plan, and wasn’t in the mood for any crap from the anchorettes, Melissa Frances and Contessa Brewer. According to the American Thinker, the fireworks began when Frances insisted that Greg’s ideas to cut federal spending were just “good in theory” , and Gregg responded, “How do you get off saying something like that?”:

“You’ve got to have some integrity on your side of the camera, too”.

Kyle Drennen at Newsbusters reports that their show, It’s The Economy” is “soon to be canceled”.

It’s not hard to  see why.

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The Shuster/Breitbart Blowup on MSNBC

#1 – Why invite a guy onto your show “to make his case” if you’re not willing to let him get a word in edgewise?

#2 – Isn’t Shuster supposed to be an objective journalist?

#3 – Hey, isn’t Shuster the same maroon who was wondering last week, if there were an equal number of pro-choicers at the big pro life march in Washington, when the actual ratio was approximately 350,000 to 5?

Correction: Oops, that was CNN’s Rick Sanchez. Why do I get those two confused? (That was a rhetorical question).

#4 Shuster’s a schmuck.

AceHot Air, and Big Journalism have  more

Michelle Malkin links in Buzzworthy, thanks

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Law Professor:“I’m willing to bet a lot of money there will be no Supreme Court justice at the next State of the Union speech.”

I searched in vain for this story, earlier today, after Mr. Nice Deb told me he had heard on the radio something to the effect that no Supremes would show up at an Obama SOTU ever again…I was intrigued.

Several hours later, The Daily Caller delivers:

A noted Supreme Court historian who “enthusiastically” voted for President Obama in November 2008 today called President Obama’s criticism of the Supreme Court in his State of the Union address last night “really unusual” and said he wouldn’t be surprised if no Supreme Court Justices attend the speech next year.

“It was really unusual in my mind to see the president going after the Supreme Court in such a forum,” said author and Law Professor Lucas Powe, the Anne Green Regents Chair in Law, and a Professor of Government at the University of Texas-Austin School of Law. “I’m willing to bet a lot of money there will be no Supreme Court justice at the next State of the Union speech.”

That is an amazing statement. It’s not exactly what my husband had said he had said, but it’s still pretty amazing, especially in light of the fact that he had “enthusiastically” voted for Obama.

He went on to say that the Justices “don’t go to be insulted.”


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