Heartache: Ben Stein Supports Al Franken???

I read this man’s diary for years, back when I subscribed to The American Spectator. I knew that he was a bit of a squish, for a conservative, but I would never have suspected that this could happen.

Franken/Stein!:

Stein, an actor, writer and economist, has contributed $2,000 to Franken’s Minnesota Senate campaign. The two men have known each other for about 30 years.

“I’m struck by what an incredibly capable, hard-working guy he is,” Stein told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Thursday. “He’s a very smart liberal, he’s a thoroughgoing patriot, and I would feel better with him in the Senate.”

Wow……..what’s the word???

DISAPPOINTED!!!

I actually have more to say about this, but I need to go fix dinner.

RELATED:

Tony Blankley on The McLaughlin Group saying that Al Franken’s campaign “is collapsing”.

A lot of good stuff about the ‘lying lies of Al Franken’ at Blogs For Norm.

UPDATE:

I really have nothing left to say about it, except, I had no idea that Stein had moved so far to the left.


Laughably Lame Dingy Harry Senate Floor Statement

The Transcript from the Senate from Reids 11th hour statement about Rush’s masterful Ebay stunt:

REID: MADAM PRESIDENT, EARLY THIS MONTH I CAME TO THE FLOOR TO DISCUSS SOME COMMENTS MADE BY RUSH LIMBAUGH. FOLLOWING MY REMARKS, MORE THAN 40 OF MY SENATE COLLEAGUES AND I CO-SIGNED A LETTER TO THE CHAIRMAN OF CLEAR CHANNEL, MARK MAY, TELLING HIM THAT WE WANTED HIM TO CONFER WITH RUSH LIMBAUGH REGARDING THE } STATEMENTS HE MADE. I’VE SINCE SPOKEN TO MARK MAY ABOUT THIS. MARK MAY, IN FACT, CALLED ME REGARDING THIS LETTER. THIS WEEK, RUSH LIMBAUGH PUT THE ORIGINAL COPY OF THAT LETTER UP FOR AUCTION ON E-BAY. MR. PRESIDENT, WE DIDN’T HAVE TIME, OR WE COULD HAVE GOTTEN EVERY SENATOR TO SIGN THAT LETTER. BUT HE PUT THE LETTER UP FOR AUCTION ON E-BAY AND I THINK VERY, VERY CONSTRUCTIVELY, LEFT THE PROCEEDS OF THAT IT GO TO THE MARINE CORPS LAW ENFORCEMENTS FOUNDATION. THAT PROVIDES SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE TO MARINES AND FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL WHOSE PARENTS FALL IN THE LINE OF DUTY. WHAT COULD BE A MORE WORTHWHILE CAUSE? I THINK IT’S REALLY GOOD THAT THIS MONEY ON E-BAY IS GOING TO BE RAISED FOR THIS PURPOSE. WHEN I SPOKE TO MARK MAYIC HE AND I THOUGHT THIS PROBABLY WOULDN’T MAKE MUCH MONEY, A LETTER WRITTEN BY DEMOCRATIC SENATORS COMPLAINING ABOUT SOMETHING. THIS MORNING, THE BID IS MORE THAN $2 MILLION FOR THIS. WE HAVE WATCHED IT DURING THE WEEK. IT KEEPS GOING UP-AND-UP AND UP. THERE’S ONLY A LITTLE BIT OF TIME LEFT ON IT. BUT IT CERTAINLY IS GOING TO BE MORE THAN $2 MILLION. NEVER DID WE THINK THAT THIS LETTER WOULD BRING MONEY OF THIS NATURE. AND, FOR THE CAUSE, MADAM PRESIDENT, IT IS EXTREMELY GOOD. NOW, EVERYONE KNOWS THAT RUSH LIMBAUGH AND I DON’T AGREE ON EVERYTHING IN LIFE AND MAYBE THAT IS KIND OF AN UNDERSTATEMENT. BUT WITHOUT QUALIFICATION MARK MAY, THE OWNER OF THE NETWORK THAT HAS RUSH LIMBAUGH AND RUSH LIMBAUGH SHOULD KNOW THAT THIS LETTER THAT THEY’RE AUCTIONING IS GOING TO BE SOMETHING THAT RAISES MONEY FOR A WORTHWHILE CAUSE. I DON’T KNOW WHAT WE COULD DO MORE IMPORTANT THAN HELPING TO ENSURE THAT CHILDREN OF OUR FALLEN SOLDIERS AND POLICE OFFICERS WHO HAVE FALLEN IN THE LINE OF DUTY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THEIR CHILDREN TO HAVE A GOOD EDUCATION. THINK OF THIS, MORE THAN $2 MILLION — THAT WILL REALLY HELP. THAT’S, AGAIN, AN UNDERSTATEMENT. THERE’S ONLY A LITTLE BIT OF TIME LEFT SO I WOULD ASK THOSE THAT ARE WANTING TO DO MORE, THAT THEY CAN GO TO HARRY REID LETTER AND IT WILL COME UP ON E-BAY. I ENCOURAGE ANYONE INTERESTED WITH THE MEANS TO CONSIDER CONTRIBUTING TO THIS WORTHWHILE CAUSE. I STRONGLY BELIEVE WHEN WE CAN PUT OUR DIFFERENCES ASIDE, EVEN HARRY REID AND RUSH LIMBAUGH, WE SHOULD DO THAT AND TRY TO ACCOMPLISH GOOD THINGS FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THIS DOES THAT, MADAM PRESIDENT. MORE THAN $2 MILLION FOR A LETTER SIGNED BY THIS SENATOR AND MY FRIENDS.

Well, it’s $4 mil when you count the fact that Rush is matching that.

And how perfect…how perfectly liberal of Dingy Harry: instead of taking Rush up on his challenge to match the donation, himself, he makes a plea to the taxpayers to pony up some donations for “this worthwhile cause”. The man could not look any smaller, if he tried.

And congratulations, philanthropist Betty Casey for making the winning bid.

Thanks to K-Lo from The Corner 

Awesome!:Couple Catches Burglar Red Handed…

and they make him clean up the mess he made in their house, at gunpoint:

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A burglar in Montgomery chose the wrong family to mess with, literally. Adrian and Tiffany McKinnon returned home on Tuesday after a week away to find that thieves had emptied almost everything the family of five owned, Tiffany McKinnon said through tears.

As Adrian was headed for his sunroom, a man walked through the back door, bumping into him.

“My husband Adrian caught the thief red-handed in our home,” she said. “And what is even crazier, the man even had my husband’s hat sitting right on his head.”

Adrian, not a man to be trifled with, held the thief, 33-year old Tajuan Bullock at gunpoint, and told him to sit on the floor, until he decided what to do next.

“We made this man clean up all the mess he made, piles of stuff, he had thrown out of my drawers and cabinets onto the floor,” Tiffany McKinnon said.

I don’t blame them one bit. I would have done the same thing.

Amazingly, when the police arrived, Bullock had the nerve to complain about having to pick up his own mess at gunpoint.

“The police officer laughed at him when he complained and said anybody else would have shot him dead.

I’m very conflicted about this story, because this is PC Friday, and that was very politically incorrect of them. Did they even consider Bullock’s feeeelings?

Politically Correct Friday!

Ed Gruberman came up with the idea. He’s gonna try it every few Fridays, so we filthy, dirty conservatives can cleanse our souls of all our right wing baggage. As Ed says:

It really is cathartic everyone, just letting go of all of this white guilt, anger at myself for being a man, and getting in touch with my liberal, loving, open-minded side has made me feel… well… super-great!

The rules:

Everything said today has to be Politically Correct. All stories have to be Politically Correct. No racism, hatred, inequality, no short mindedness, no feminism, no male dominance, no right wing ESPECIALLY… only love…

So remember everybody! Only PC utterances will be allowed at Nice Deb, today, and oh!…and at Ed Gruberman’s. He thunk up the idea, after all!

(Disclaimer: If I see a really interesting story that I want to write about, all this goes out the window).

Man Leaves Pet Store With Puppy In His Pants

The Florida man preferred the highly coveted, Sandy Berger Method of burglary:

According to Largo police, three or four men, two women, and a child walked into All About Puppies pet store at 7190 Ulmerton Road. They hovered around the puppy-filled cages. Then one man grabbed hold of the brown pug.

A surveillance camera caught the bizarre theft of the $900 dog:

He put it in his shirt at first, according to police, but then he looked for a better place to conceal it.

The unnamed man tried farther south, stowing the dog in the front of his pants.

Pug meet choad.

Then he left the store. The group followed.

Seriously, it doesn’t take an overactive imagination to foresee certain complications arising from this whole deal…. but the guy was lucky, and got away with no problems.

Police say the pup is implanted with a tracking chip so the next time it goes to the vet, it will be recognized as stolen.