More Joaquin Phoenix Performance Art


From the UK Sun:

JOAQUIN PHOENIX was involved in a huge brawl while performing at a Miami night club last night, wrestling a heckler to the ground before being dragged off by security.

The actor-turned-rapper, 34, jumped off the stage mid-way through his appearance to confront the mouthy audience member.

An enraged Joaquin, sounding a little more coherent than in recent times, announced: “We have a f***ing b**** in the audience.

Nodding his head while rapping to a beat, he told the man: “I’ve got $1million in the bank. What have you got b****?”

Is anyone else getting tired of this schtick, yet? At least when Andy Kaufman did his performance art, he was occasionally funny.

DNC Billboard FAIL

You remember the DNC Anti-Rush slogan contest, right?

Out of more than 80,000 slogans, this one here, was chosen as the best:

rush-to-failureNo kidding, impeach Obama, now!

The poster if taken literally, makes the point many Americans are making about Obama’s job performance. But of course, it’s meant to be some kind of play on words about Rush… which fails miserably: Americans didn’t vote for Rush to call Obama a failure? Or something? EPIC FAIL.

No doubt, after weeding out all of the “Rush is a big fat, thrice divorced, drug addict!!11!ELEVENTY!”  submissions, that’s the best they could come up with.

Thanks to Michelle Malkin

Billboard pic from Don Surber.


Ed Morressey, comes up with a cool slogan to put beside the DNC’s:

Americans didn’t vote for a Rush to failure….


Flight 93 Memorial Blogburst #57

Senator Specter’s payoff for betraying his party: betrayal of his state

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We now know one of the payoffs that Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter received for being one of three Republican Senators who allowed President Obama’s trillion-dollar Spendulus bill to become law. WPXI in Pittsburgh reports that Specter has a 5.5 million dollar earmark for the crescent-shaped Flight 93 memorial in the omnibus spending bill just passed by the Senate.

Much as the people of Pennsylvania want to see a fitting memorial built, they yanked support for the crescent design in August 2007 after Tom Burnett Sr., father of Flight 93 hero Tom Jr., started warning the country that the memorial design is STILL packed to the gills with Islamic symbolism. Since that time the Memorial Project has hardly raised a dime, and a September 2007 interview with State Senator Jane Orie, who sponsors the Hearts of Steel memorial fund, makes clear that concerns about Islamic symbolism predominate. Here is her exchange with Pittsburgh talk-radio host Fred Honsberger:

Orie: “No matter who it is, and no matter where I went today for 9/11 events, everybody brought up this crescent. Whether it is intentional or not, it is disturbing to people.”

Honsberger: “So everyone is bringing it up to you.”

Orie: “Absolutely.”

Orie is talking here about the so-called “redesign.” The people of Pennsylvania know that the giant crescent, which the redesign was supposed to remove, is still there. The Park Service calls it “Circle of Embrace” now, but the circle is still broken, and the unbroken part of the circle——what is symbolically left standing in the wake of 9/11——remains exactly as it was in the original Crescent of Embrace (pictured above). Architect Paul Murdoch’s design is still a giant Islamic-shaped crescent, still pointing to Mecca.

Pennsylvanians have voted with their pocketbooks to reject this memorial to the terrorists, but Arlen Specter is determined to cram it down their throats anyway, the same way he helped Obama cram a trillion dollars of socialist pork down America’s throat.

Specter knows better than any other politician not just that the giant Islamic-shaped crescent is still there, but that it points to Mecca

Our group was actually very hopeful back in 2007 that Senator Specter might put and end to the memorial debacle. After Mr. Burnett’s public appeal, Specter’s office wanted a briefing on the Islamic symbolism that we have found in the crescent design. One of our most knowledgeable people then spent 45 minutes with Stan Caldwell, Executive Director of Senator Specter’s Pittsburgh office, explaining in detail the Islamic and terrorist memorializing symbolism.

Caldwell had no trouble understanding our graphical proof that the giant crescent points almost exactly at Mecca:


A person standing between the tips of the Crescent of Embrace and facing into the center of the crescent (red arrow) will be facing within two degrees of the Muslim prayer direction (qibla), which is calculated as the great circle direction to Mecca. (Green qibla graphic produced by the Mecca-direction calculator at Another calculator is available at

Caldwell also had no trouble understanding that the giant crescent is still there. All the redesign did was place an extra arc of trees out behind the mouth of the crescent, an arc of trees that according to the Park Service’s own website explicitly represents a broken off part of the circle:

Crescent-BrokenCircle animation, 400px

Animation starts with the bare naked Crescent of Embrace. The re-colored Circle of Embrace site plan is superimposed on top, then everything but the changes are removed. The only change is extra arc of trees (flashing) that explicitly represents a broken off part of the circle. Every particle of the original Crescent of Embrace design remains completely intact.

Our man also explained the significance of the Mecca orientation: that it turns the giant Islamic-shaped crescent into a mihrab (the Mecca-direction indicator around which every mosque is built). The planned memorial is actually the world’s largest mosque, and Arlen Specter’s office is fully aware of it.

Do Specter and Caldwell have some explanation? The press will never ask, but we can:

DC Phone: 202-224-4254

DC Fax: 202-228-1229

Another Washington Post cover-up

Dan Eggen reports how Families of Flight 93 (an adjunct to the Memorial Project, representing only those families who are backing the crescent design) have been in Washington seeking federal money. He includes no mention of WHY the private fundraising effort has failed. But State Senator Orie’s discussion of her fundraising difficulties is not hard to find. Any reporter doing a story on the memorial’s fundraising problems would presumably start here:

Google search for fundraising+problems+Flight+93+memorial

The whole first page of search results is our blogburst post about Orie. (“Fundraising difficulties” yields the same result.)

Either Dan Eggen is completely incompetent, or the Post is taking sides, refusing to report the facts that don’t support the terrorist memorializing side.

Perhaps ombudsman Andrew Alexander should weigh in on this. The Post has NEVER reported on Mr. Burnett’s long battle to stop the Park Service from planting a giant Islamic-shaped crescent atop his son’s grave. Mr. Burnett left a long comment on Dan Eggen’s article which Eggen simply ignored, along with private offers to talk.

So which is it Mr. Alexander? Is the Post incompetently ignorant of a controversy that has raged for years, or is it intentionally suppressing the facts about the giant Mecca-oriented crescent?

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Tea Parties A Go-Go

Dan Riehl asks: Are Tea Parties America’s Last, Best Hope?

He thinks maybe they are:

….we now have an administration hell bent on re-shaping America into an image upon which the American people have never had an honest chance to vote. And it also seems this administration aims to do it before the people have a formal opportunity to vote again.

I’m not a demonstrator by nature and am completely open to any solid argument that offers a legitimate way forward for those on the Center-Right with a strong and somewhat immediate desire to be heard. So, if it isn’t taking to the streets, please tell me what it is.

Until I see one I can sincerely believe in, I think the Tea Party concept may be the only potentially successful option we have left.

With yet another stimulus package coming down the pike, and the Democrats eager to ram it through like the first one along with the pork filled Omnibus that just passed, what’s left for us to do?  I don’t favor any of this horrific spending , yet it’s my money, and my children’s money, and my children’s children’s money that is going to be paying for it.

It turns out most Americans are weary of these stimulus packages…in fact the Dems in Congress don’t even have a majority of country’s Democrats on board with this latest “stimulus” if you believe this poll. How else are we to have our voices heard?

Americans all over the nation are planning protests on April 15th. Check out where the closest one to you will be, and plan on going, if you want to fight this. If you’re on Facebook, join the American Tea Party Group. You can check out The New American Tea Party for listings, as well.

Here in the Kansas City area there’s been a protest planned for every week. I posted pictures from the first three so far, in Overland Park, Kansas City, and Olathe.

Here’s a great video of the protest in Kansas City, where over 200 people showed up during a snow storm.

I’ve been alerted to yet another protest being planned for this weekend, organized by a couple of guys who as far as I know, just jumped into the fray:

Conservatives, Stand Up!

Protest Obama’s socialism this Saturday!!

Where: 95th & Mission  – McDonalds (NE corner, under construction)
What to do: Cheer for freedom and protest liberal
socialism!  Bring a handmade sign (suggestions below)!  Bring your kids!  Bring an American flag!

When: Saturday, March 14th.  9 – 10:30 AM

Spirit: Pro-America, spirited and respectful disagreement with the expansion of Obama’s socialism and the “bailout economy”

Signs: Use posterboard and large markers.  Need to be short & pithy.

Michelle Malkin and Instapundit have both been covering and encouraging these tea parties.  I’m glad to see that Dan Riehl, too, is on board.