I’ve got to clear some tabs, again, so it’s time for another link-fest.
Cold Fury linked to a column that needed to be written: WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE, WHO NEEDS KEITH OLBERMANN?, and who better than Ann Coulter to do the deed. Listen up conservative pundits:
While engaging in astonishing viciousness, vulgarity and violence toward Republicans, liberals accuse cheerful, law-abiding Tea Party activists of being violent racists.
Responding to these vile charges, conservative television pundits think it’s a great comeback to say: “There is the fringe on both sides.”
Both sides? Really? How about: “That’s a despicable lie”? Did that occur to you simpering morons as a possible reply to the slanderous claim that conservatives are fiery racists?
Yes! Thank you, Ann Coulter. Nice Deb throws things at the TV every time it happens.
Frank Burke at The American Thinker says Obama’s ‘Cool’, (not classy). And the coolness is wearing thin these days…to say the least.
Right from the start, the Obama campaign was designed and produced as a pop culture phenomenon. From the screaming, fainting fans to the walk-on endorsement of pop icons to the world tour replete with Las Vegas production values, the cult of celebrity was everywhere prevalent. Like many rock songs, the lyrics “Hope and Change” and “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for” were long on sentiment and short on substance. All of this was greatly magnified by the candidate’s youth as opposed to John McCain’s age. Barack was cool.
In the relatively short time since the election, reality has intruded.
In the world of pop, nothing breeds contempt like overexposure and, except for the most fanatical fans, it takes only a couple of bad albums or films to consign even the once-brightest star to the dismal world of Golden Oldies and Trivial Pursuit. The failed Stimulus Bill, the toxic Obamacare initiative, and so-called financial reform are a lot less sexy than Hope and Change and never even made the charts. It hasn’t helped that the star’s lead act, Reid and Pelosi, is on the far side of the generation gap.
Obama’s juvenile behavior has not helped, either. Lecturing the Supreme Court at the State of the Union address — publicly, and in their presence; insulting those who disagree with him; and looking for an “ass to kick” are more indicative of immaturity than rebelliousness. The perpetually cold, aloof persona, the self-indulgence, the incompetence and vacillation have made his ascendancy a distant memory.
Campaign Spot: Tim Kaine: How Dare Anyone Criticize Michelle Obama’s Trip!
…Featuring the Top Ten Activities To Honor Friend’s Departed Father At Michelle Obama’s Five-Star Funeral Jam.
Speaking of fallout…
A survey conducted by the Siena College Research Institute says “61 percent of New York state residents oppose the location for the Cordoba House, an Islamic community center and mosque to be built in Lower Manhattan, just two blocks away from Ground Zero.”
The American Spectator’s Patrick O’Hannigan: The Mosque, the Masks, and the Mayor
Amid the tsk-tsking about how un-Christian it is to judge any faith by the actions of its “fringe” adherents, there is at least one big question that more people should be asking: how do you figure out where the fringe is in a faith without a central authority?
Is there nothing to do but hope that Cordoba House investors who think this mosque will “amplify the voices of the moderate Muslims” are right? If I may pose another question of the kind that the ever-rumpled Detective Columbo used to ask on his way out the door, as suspects were beginning to breathe more easily: would those investors being right violate the laws of probability?
See also: American Power: The Muslim Hijacking of Ground Zero
Sharia in America? A New Jersey judge denied a restraining order to a woman who was being sexually abused by her ex-husband:
The ruling was overturned last month by New Jersey’s Appellate Court, which ruled ‘that the husband’s religious beliefs were irrelevant and that the judge, in taking them into consideration, “was mistaken.”‘
The fact that what should have been an open and shut case became muddied by considerations that his practices were “not prohibited”… “under his belief” is alarming! If that’s not Sharia Law in practice, then what is?
This is it, for now. Be sure to check back later, because I’ll probably be adding more.
The All American Blogger takes issue with Pat Caddell’s recent headline-grabbing comments: Pre-Revolutionary? No, The Revolution’s Been Going On for Decades; The New Right’s Just Fighting Back
Here we go again….
Michelle Malkin: Stop the BigGovJobs bill
See also Michell’s “Summer of Corruption” links on her sidebar.
LOVE this idea, via Hot Air: Greg Gutfeld: I’m raising money to build a Muslim gay bar next to the Ground Zero mosque
I’m announcing tonight, that I am planning to build and open the first gay bar that caters not only to the west, but also Islamic gay men. To best express my sincere desire for dialogue, the bar will be situated next to the mosque Park51, in an available commercial space.
This is not a joke. I’ve already spoken to a number of investors, who have pledged their support in this bipartisan bid for understanding and tolerance.
The sickest story you’ll read all year:
Moonbattery: Today’s Kids Know When to Use Condoms
Ugh. I’m not going to elaborate…