There’s really nothing else to say:

“His confident smile and his kind eyes are an inspiration to us all…”

It’s enough to make Kim Jong Il blush…

SNL couldn’t (and wouldn’t) do a better job satirizing Obama worship.

Via Hot Air Headlines: “Whole industries being spawned by Obama cult, now.”  The Washington Post has finally noticed…and finds it all so charming.

I repeat: Arrrrrghhh!!!

Previously at Nice Deb:

This Week’s Creepy Obama Cult Product

Oh Goodie! Just In Time For Christmas

Gift Giving Opportunities For The Upcoming Obama National Holiday

Narcissism Alert: Obama Has His Own Channel

Speaking Of Hubris….

Hat tip: Yuval Levin at The  Corner


It was only a matter of time:



No Black Friday Shopping For Me


What a relief.

My attempt last year was an epic fail. Shopping just ain’t my thing.

We are going to be on the road, today, so I’m escaping the temptation to run out like a maniac and hit all the awesome sales.

I’m going to be more thoughtful and methodical this year in my Christmas shopping, anyway – fewer presents for the kids, but focusing on the “big” things they want…not lots and lots of little things.

When I get home, I guess I’ll take a gander at the ads and see what’s on sale this weekend…but the first thing I’m going to do is put up the beautiful new wreath I bought at a craft show a few weeks ago. I’ve been wanting to put that thing up since I got it.

– Gotta run!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Is this picture “demeaning and racist”?


Have a safe and happy holiday, everyone.


More Turkey Pardoning intrigue for you.

This time it’s President Bush on the hot seat. You see, after the 61 years it’s been in practice, someone has finally figured out that the Thanksgiving tradition of the President pardoning a turkey right before he goes to eat one, is  “a charade”, and by God, he’s called the President out on it:

Questioned about the apparent hypocrisy of the practice, White House spokesman Scott Stanzel was unruffled. “You should try your hand at open mic night at the Laugh Factory,” said Stanzel. He promised he would attend the performance.

The Humane Society isn’t amused:

Humane Society Calls the Tradition ‘Ludicrous’

“This is one of those ludicrous traditions that lays bare many of our contradictions towards animals,” said Wayne Pacelle, president of the Humane Society of the United States.


A spokesman for president-elect Barack Obama declined to comment on the matter.

What do you want to bet that the humor impaired Obama ends the practice?

Why The Obama Birth Certificate Issue Is Legitimate

We can add The American Thinker to the growing number of blogs writing about this issue.

Does this Barack Obama birth certificate issue bug you because, although improbable, it’s possible that he’s not a natural born citizen, isn’t eligible to be President under the Constitution, and this issue could be bigger than Watergate — or any other “gate” in history?
Are you afraid that if you were even to raise the subject with your friends that they will think you wear a tinfoil hat, because, the final arbiter of truth in the universe, said so?
Are you with the news media, and after spending so much money to get Barack Obama elected, you’d hate to ruin your investment?
Are you a talk radio host who thinks that if you say the burden of proof needed to demonstrate one is eligible to be Commander in Chief should be at least as high as, oh, say, the level to be eligible for Hawaiian homestead status (see 1.F. below), that you’d be forced to give equal time to someone who disagrees?
Are you a conservative, libertarian, or any conscientious constitutionalist from any ideological side of life, who’s convinced something’s not right, but you’re afraid your reputation might be tarnished because, after all, this could be one big Saul-Alinsky-style set-up, and the joke would be on you?
Fear not!  Joe the Farmer has prepared an outline showing that no matter how this issue is ultimately resolved, you have legitimate concerns, and that Barack Obama should, simply out of respect for the nation he was elected to lead, disclose the sealed vault copy of his birth certificate.

The question not being asked by the holders of power, who dismiss this as a rightwing conspiracy, is what’s the downside of disclosing?  This is a legitimate issue of inquiry because Barack Obama has turned it into one.  The growing number of people who demand an answer in conformance with the Constitution are doing their work; the people’s watchdogs aren’t.


You can read all about Obama’s forged COLB, here.

Pathetic: Another Tradition Losing To Political Correctness


Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

When it comes to any American, or religious holiday, there always has to be some turd in the punchbowl trying to ruin everyone’s innocent fun. In this case the turd’s name is Michelle Raheja:

For decades, Claremont kindergartners have celebrated Thanksgiving by dressing up as pilgrims and Native Americans and sharing a feast. But on Tuesday, when the youngsters meet for their turkey and songs, they won’t be wearing their hand-made bonnets, headdresses and fringed vests.

My five year old just did the same thing with his kindergarten class, here in Missouri. He chose to wear his pilgrim’s hat, but he wore his Indian headdress home. There were no fireworks amongst the parents about the costumes. This sort of insane-hyperactive-pc-crapola usually starts on the coasts.

Parents in this quiet university town are sharply divided over what these construction-paper symbols represent: A simple child’s depiction of the traditional (if not wholly accurate) tale of two factions setting aside their differences to give thanks over a shared meal? Or a cartoonish stereotype that would never be allowed of other racial, ethnic or religious groups?

The first one.

“It’s demeaning,” Michelle Raheja, the mother of a kindergartner at Condit Elementary School, wrote to her daughter’s teacher. “I’m sure you can appreciate the inappropriateness of asking children to dress up like slaves (and kind slave masters), or Jews (and friendly Nazis), or members of any other racial minority group who has struggled in our nation’s history.”
No, I can’t really see how it’s any more demeaning or inappropriate for a kid to wear a construction paper Indian headdress, than it is for him to wear a construction paper pilgrim’s hat. They’re both a little silly…but fun, and part of our heritage. On the first Thanksgiving…the pilgrims and the Indians did sit down together to enjoy the harvest. Nobody forced the Indians to do this. They weren’t slaves. They did it in friendship. There was an initial period of peaceful relations between the settlers and the Indians. That’s what we remember, and choose to celebrate on Thanksgiving. Peace, even when it’s not lasting, is worth remembering.

Raheja, whose mother is a Seneca, wrote the letter upon hearing of a four-decade district tradition, where kindergartners at Condit and Mountain View elementary schools take annual turns dressing up and visiting the other school for a Thanksgiving feast. This year, the Mountain View children would have dressed as Native Americans and walked to Condit, whose students would have dressed as Pilgrims.

Sounds quaint, and harmless. Obviously it needs to be stopped, immediately.

Raheja, an English professor at UC Riverside who specializes in Native American literature, said she met with teachers and administrators in hopes that the district could hold a public forum to discuss alternatives that celebrate thankfulness without “dehumanizing” her daughter’s ancestry.
There is nothing to be served by dressing up as a racist stereotype,” she said.

Huh. Not all Native Americans agree:

Kathleen Lucas, a Condit parent who is of Choctaw heritage, said her son — now a first-grader — still wears the vest and feathered headband he made last year to celebrate the holiday.

“My son was so proud,” she said. “In his eyes, he thinks that’s what it looks like to be Indian.”

Is Kathy Lucas a college professor, though? What does she know? She and her kid are probably too ignorant to see how racist and demeaning it all is.

Last week, rumors began to circulate on both campuses that the district was planning to cancel the event, and infuriated parents argued over the matter at a heated school board meeting Thursday. District Supt. David Cash announced at the end of the meeting that the two schools had tentatively decided to hold the event without the costumes, and sent a memo to parents Friday confirming the decision.

But many parents, who are convinced the decision was made before the board meeting, accused administrators of bowing to political correctness.

Among the costume supporters, there is a vein of suspicion that casts Raheja and others opposed to the costumes as agenda-driven elitists. Of the handful of others who spoke with Raheja against the costumes at the board meeting, one teaches at the University of Redlands, one is an instructor at Riverside Community College, and one is a former Pitzer College professor.


Raheja is “using those children as a political platform for herself and her ideas,” Constance Garabedian said as her 5-year-old Mountain View kindergartner happily practiced a song about Native Americans in the background. “I’m not a professor and I’m not a historian, but I can put the dots together.”

Exactamundo. These people get it. And they’re not giving in easily:

The debate is far from over. Some parents plan to send their children to school in costume Tuesday — doubting that administrators will force them to take them off. The following day, some plan to keep their children home, costing the district attendance funds to punish them for modifying the event.

“She’s not going to tell us what we can and cannot wear,” said Dena Murphy, whose 5-year-old son attends Mountain View. “We’re tired of [district officials] cowing down to people. It’s not right.”

I’m not sure what I would have done….I probably would have kept my child home.

Hat tip: Crime Scene KC

Franken Losing Ground In MN Recount


The St. Paul Pioneer Press, is reporting:

As Minnesota’s recount in the U.S. Senate race marches on, campaign operatives have focused on the color of the ballots being counted.

Are the piles of recounted ballots from red counties, where Republican Sen. Norm Colman might be expected to pick up a few stray votes? Or blue counties, where DFL challenger Al Franken might have the advantage?

But Minneapolis — the biggest, bluest pile of all — is turning that logic on its head. With nearly half of its ballots recounted, the city Franken calls home isn’t doing the candidate any favors. And that could be dimming Franken’s hopes of catching Coleman before the state canvassing board meets Dec. 16.

“Things are clearly moving in the wrong direction for Franken,” said Larry Jacobs, director of the University of Minnesota’s Center for the Study of Politics and Governance.

With fewer than half of the ballots counted in Minneapolis, Franken has lost 86 votes, while Coleman has lost just 37. In other words, the city could be blunting any recount advantage Franken might have in the rest of the state as the recount rolls toward its Dec. 5 deadline.


H/T: MN Dems Exposed