It was just a naked show of force.
Bonus: She went ahead an supplied a video of the riot police/ stormtroopers with the Star Wars imperial march music at her site.
I’m having trouble focusing on any one story, today. As usual, I woke up to mostly depressing news which I’d rather ignore than write about.
The UN elects Iran to the UN Commission on the Rights of Women, with no objection from the US? Weren’t we assured by the Obama administration that the US joined the farcical UN Human Rights Council with the intention of reforming it from within? What a sad joke.
More smart power from the Obama administration:
At least Obama’s assault on Israel is finally taking a toll:
David Limbaugh, Cassandra and Dr. Laurie Roth at CFP write excellent opeds on themes I’ve been pounding, lately: Strikingly Unpresidential and The Death of Everyman and Not the naive inexperienced boy President!
Why does this guy have still any credibility with the media? Al Sharpton Threatens Sheriff Joe Arpaio; May Unleash Activists to Shadow His Deputees (Video)
Powerline has the snark of the day: At some point you have grabbed enough power
Find out the tea partier’s secret weapon, here.
The Blog Professor: NPR: Clean air will make global warming worse or something
The Paragraph Farmer takes on Peggy Noonan and Nicholas Kristof : Dragging Hay Bales and Agendas into Church
Big Government: Why The Terrorist Loving Left is Trying To Destroy Brandon Darby
See what’s been going on in NJ’s schools.
Guess who has VIP tickets?
Preserving American Liberty has announced Fred and Jeri Thompson, Liz Cheney and J.C. Watts will join Sarah Palin at the Independence Events Center, Saturday, May 1, 2010 for “Winning America Back”. Fred Thompson is a former Presidential Candidate, U.S. Senator and is a well-known Actor, Jeri Thompson is married to Fred Thompson and is a political commentator; Liz Cheney is with Keep America Safe and the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney; J.C. Watts is a former congressman and football star from the University of Oklahoma.
It’s all happening about 10 minutes away from my house. Yeah, of course, I’m going, are you kidding me?
Gateway Pundit also reports something about a buycott being promoted at the conference?:
Patriots Launch a National Campaign in Solidarity with Arizona Calling for a BUYcott of the Grand Canyon State
UPDATE: Buycott organizers will have an update Saturday, at the “Winning America Back” conference in Kansas City, MO – Featured speakers include Sarah Palin and Fred Thompson.
Dateline: Phoenix, AZ: While protestors have launched a sit in calling on the Governor to veto the bill launching the Country’s first major state enforcement efforts on illegal immigration, protesters like Al Sharpton are asking for a Boycott of the State.
In response, Patriot groups around the country want to support the rights of the people of Arizona and are calling for a BUYcott of the State.
I lived in Arizona for about a year…loved their pistachios.
For almost a week, now, Obama has been blasting the new immigration law in Arizona that was signed by Governor Jan Brewer, calling it “poorly conceived”. On Wednesday, he repeated the popular misconception that Hispanics will be stopped and carded based on race:
“What I think is a mistake is when we start having local law enforcement officials given the power to stop people on the suspicions that they may be undocumented workers,” Obama told reporters. “That carries a great amount of risk.”
Obama has sharply criticized the law, asking the Justice Department to look into whether it violates civil rights. On Wednesday, he said he understands the frustrations of people in Arizona who are faced with thousands of immigrants coming into their state illegally, but he said the state’s new immigration law would only end up polarizing the debate over reform.
He should know better. Kris Kobach, who helped craft the bill, corrected that falsehood, among many others in his NYT oped, today:
Actually, Section 2 provides that a law enforcement official “may not solely consider race, color or national origin” in making any stops or determining immigration status. In addition, all normal Fourth Amendment protections against profiling will continue to apply. In fact, the Arizona law actually reduces the likelihood of race-based harassment by compelling police officers to contact the federal government as soon as is practicable when they suspect a person is an illegal alien, as opposed to letting them make arrests on their own assessment.
At the Corner, Andy McCarthy’s concluded:
The people who are complaining about this law almost certainly either have not read it or are demagogues who would make the same absurd claims no matter what the law said.
You’ve got to be kidding me.
After months of behind closed doors meetings with lobbyists to write the unwanted health care bill; it takes a certain amount of chutzpa for the Democrats to accuse the minority party of doing the same thing.
Weasel Zippers calls it “assploding hypocrisy”:
Yeah, I’d like to know who those “mysterious Wall Street executives” talking to Republicans are, myself.
I would think that after financing the Democratic majority in 2006, and 2008, Wall Street execs would be sticking with the guys who actually have the power to do their bidding. It’s not like the Dems aren’t doing their best to placate their masters.
I understand that the Alinsky method compels Dems to accuse their opponents of what they themselves do… This ad goes above and beyond the call of duty.
More assploding hypocrisy from Weasel Zippers: Bawney Fwank Blames Republicans For Downfall of Fannie and Freddie…
Just a reminder, in case it’s needed:
This cartoon by Ramirez says it all:
Some of the most revealing glimpses into Obama’s true ideology comes when he goes off ‘prompter. Perhaps the most striking example of this was his October/08 quip to Joe the Plumber about “spreading the wealth”. That is, until now.
Obama thinks there’s a limit to how much a person should be able to earn in this country? What does he think the cap should be? I assuming that the government would take all monies earned that exceed what is allowed… Is he perhaps signaling a future financial reform? Putting up a trial balloon?
Ed Morissey notes a fundamental misunderstanding Obama has of the entrepreneurial spirit, which fuels capitalism:
… the responsibility of an entrepreneur isn’t to “grow our economy,” core or otherwise. It’s to grow his own economy. In a properly regulated capitalist system, the natural tension of self-interests create economic growth through innovation and efficient use of capital and resources.
Put simply, a free people work for themselves, not for the government. Barack Obama seems to have a problem understanding that.
I really don’t care how much a person makes, as long as he’s playing by the rules. The sky should be the limit.