Comrades flocked to New York City two weeks ago for the 29th national convention of the Communist Party USA. While reviewing materials from the event, we had a sudden sense of déjà vu: the feeling that we had heard these talking points before. Maybe you have as well — they’re espoused, in near identical form, by the president and his fellow Democrats. Take the quiz below, and try to determine which quotes were uttered by Democratic leadership, and which are excerpts from the communists’ recent convention.
Move over Barack Obama’s Teleprompter’s Blog…there’s a new kid in town!
Today’s post: The only ass getting kicked is BO’s:
Who am I to say what’s what? Hey, I’m just an oil spill. My job is to spew. And I do a pretty damned good job of it if, after 49 days of gushing, BO’s response to me is being rated worse than that Bush guy’s response to Katrina.
I don’t know. I wasn’t around then. But I can tell you that it’s June. Guess what starts in June? Ever had the worst environmental disaster on your hands, with no end in sight, during Hurricane Season, and a recession?
Yeah, baby! That’s opportunity there!
Chris Matthews’ Leg was too busy swooning over Obama’s last press conference, to comment.
Hat tip: iOWNTHEWORLD
Is this a good idea? I’m not sure this is a good idea:
Although most of the recent talk regarding flotillas has revolved around ships sailing toward Gaza, at least two plans have emerged for “reverse flotillas” – from Israel toward Turkey – to highlight what organizers have labeled the Turks’ “shameless hypocrisy” in their criticisms of the Jewish state.
The most ambitious of the two plans has been devised by members of Israel’s National Student Union, who this week announced their intention to set sail toward Turkey, in an effort to bring humanitarian aid to the “oppressed people of Turkish Kurdistan” and to members of the “Turkish Armenian minority.”
Student Union chairman Boaz Torporovsky, who has been leading the reverse flotilla charge, told The Jerusalem Post on Monday, “Hundreds of people have volunteered for the flotilla, and many more are contacting us all the time for ways they can help.
“Our plan is to deliver much-needed humanitarian assistance to the Kurds of Turkey, who by the way outnumber Israelis and Palestinians combined,” he said.
“And to show that Turkey has its own issues when it comes to the treatment of its minorities, which they should consider before criticizing us.”
Torporovsky added that the National Student Union members had two separate flotilla ideas, both of which they hoped to embark on soon. The first was a flotilla of private yachts that would head out to sea if additional Gaza-bound flotillas entered Israeli waters.
I mean, sure – exposing hypocrisy is great and everything, but- somehow, I think a boat-full of Israeli Jews floating into a hostile Muslim nation’s waters in order to embarrass them….doesn’t sound… safe.
“We need three things to pull this part off,” he (Torporovsky) said.
“Money, logistical support and balls – and we’ve got the last two things covered.
Kid’s got spunk. I’ll give him that. But if there’s an international incident, who do you think gets the worldwide condemnation? Who gets castigated for being needlessly confrontational?
Yeah, I know. The usual suspects would be oblivious to the hypocrisy, which is the point. Blind haters don’t recognize their hypocrisy even when hit over the head with it.
I’m not sure this is a good idea…
Hat tip: Hot Air Headlines.
Here’s something to start your morning off on an almost unbearably sweet note. This video is over two years old, but it went viral, last week:
More about the video at Parent Dish:
A video going viral today shows a hearing-impaired baby named Jonathan bursting into a smile after his new cochlear implant — a sort of bionic ear — is switched on.
It is a beautiful moment, indeed. A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted electronic device, and while it does not restore ordinary “hearing” per se, it does provide a sense of sound to the brain.
More than 112,000 people worldwide have received cochlear implants. In the United States, roughly 23,000 adults and 15,500 children have received them, according to 2008 statistics on the Deafness Research Council website.
Surprisingly, cochlear implants are controversial within the deaf community, as some feel that deafness should be seen as a cultural statement, not as a disability, ABC News reports.
Yeah, I was shocked to see that there are some deaf folks thumbing down the video at YouTube. Just when you think you’ve found something everyone should love…
Hat Tip: Verum Serum.
Ya gotta love Michelle Bachmann. She calls ’em like she sees ’em. In discussing the inflated job numbers for May (aka the Census scam) she blurted out that Obama and Pelosi were wrong about the stimulus and they should apologize like the “humble umpire” did for his bad call in that Tigers/Indians game: