Cartoon via Theo Spark.
Hoo boy…I’m still trying to get caught up after a busy weekend.
Here are some quickie links to stories that piqued my interest, today:
Michelle Malkin: Culture of corruption: Rangel (and Pelosi) on trial; Update: sob story circus, delay rejected, Rangel-less hearing
Ed Morrissey, Hot Air: Video: TSA body-searches a three-year-old girl
Absolutely ridiculous. We need to adopt Israel’s airport screening methods, the sooner the better. Enough already with these nonsensical, and invasive body searches.
Another unfortunate airport incident is recounted by <Insert title here>,
“I looked him straight in the eye and said, “if you touch my junk, I’ll have you arrested.”
Sing along with IowaHawk: Comply With Me!
Comply with me, you domestic coach class bums
If you opt out I’ll just give a shout
To my icy-handed chums
Comply with me, bend over here it comes
Once I get all up there where your hair is ticklish
I’ll just fish
Got my wish
Once I get all up there you’ll be squirming like an eel
You may squeal
At the feel
When we’re together…..
Mark your calendars…November 24 is TSA Opt-Out Day, Now with a Superfantastic New Twist!
By the way, it is the official position of Goldblog that everyday is opt-out day. There’s no need to wait until November 24th. But come November 24th, here’s an idea you might try to make the day extra-special. It’s a one-word idea: Kilts. Think about it — if you’re a male, and you want to bollix-up the nonsensical airport security-industrial complex, one way to do so would be to wear a kilt. If nothing else, this will cause TSA employees to throw up their hands in disgust. If you want to go the extra extra mile, I suggest commando-style kilt-wearing. While it is probably illegal to fly without pants, I can’t imagine that it’s illegal to fly without underpants.
Todd Warner Huston at RWN: A Unionized TSA Will Make Our Airports Less Safe
Weasel zippers: Report: Vicious Infighting at NBC News Over “Totally “Narcissistic” Olberdouche…
Long story short, pretty much every reporter at NBC wants him fired for good…
LauraW at AoSHQ has the latest Lame Duck Shenanigans to worry about:
I’m hearing some scuttlebutt about the laughably named Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act possibly being revived for a vote. It is a Reid-sponsored bill.
S.3194 would force ALL police and firefighters nationwide to unionize regardless of the wishes of the local community, overriding existing contracts and any state bans in effect.
Here’s Steve Forbes discussing police and firefighter monopoly bargaining, and what you can do to stop this dangerous initiative:
SEE ALSO: AFP: November Speaks Rally to Stop the Lame Duck Session
Bruce Walker at The American Thinker has some ideas on how to contain LD mischief: Keeping the Lame Duck from Waddling
AJ Strata reports on an up and coming WH scandal: Valerie Jarret Is Senate Candidate B, And She Has A Problem
Politico 44: Obama miffed by questions on U.S.:
Asked by CBS’s Chip Reid about complaints heard from other leaders during the summit, Obama shot back: “What about compliments?”
You read that right. The Narcissist in Chief only wants to be asked about the compliments he received at the G-20. Thin skinned much?!
Byron York: Will Obama’s KSM policy destroy U.S. credibility and boost terrorist recruitment?
In June 2008, candidate Obama exchanged criticisms with Sen. John McCain over the war on terrorism. “It is my firm belief that we can track terrorists, we can crack down on threats against the United States, but we can do so within the constraints of our Constitution,” Obama told ABC’s Jake Tapper. “Let’s take the example of Guantanamo. What we know is that, in previous terrorist attacks — for example, the first attack against the World Trade Center, we were able to arrest those responsible, put them on trial. They are currently in U.S. prisons, incapacitated.”
And the fact that the administration has not tried to do that has created a situation where not only have we never actually put many of these folks on trial, but we have destroyed our credibility when it comes to rule of law all around the world, and given a huge boost to terrorist recruitment in countries that say, “Look, this is how the United States treats Muslims.”
And now we have a situation in which Obama, after nearly two years as commander-in-chief, is reportedly planning to continue the indefinite detention of KSM — no charges, no trial.
Two views on Sarah Palin’s reality show:
Laurie Byrd big Hollywood: ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ Review: Fascinating Look at a Beautiful State & Family
Those looking for controversy and drama will likely be disappointed. Palin’s daughter Piper licking the cupcake batter off of a whisk and then putting it back into the mixing bowl is about as close to a scandal as this one gets. (That scene is also incredibly adorable – reminiscent of her earlier “licking” incident during the Republican National Convention in 2008.)
As a Palin fan, it is hard for me to predict how Palin’s detractors will view the show. The Sarah Palin in this show is the same Sarah Palin those of us who follow her have seen all along. Her fans will, obviously, love it. Her detractors might not change their opinions of her. They may even criticize her for a few things in the show, such as her complaints about Joe McGinnis and her frequent Blackberry usage. But I am willing to bet they will fall in love with her home state of Alaska.
Jennifer C Braceras at The Boston Herald had a completely different take: Flippin’ embarrassing? You betcha!
Isn’t such low-brow, exhibitionism beneath the dignity of a former governor and potential presidential candidate?
Don’t get me wrong. As a conservative, I still support many of Palin’s policy views. And as a celebrity gossip hound, I might just keep watching her show.
But vote for her? At this point, I might as well vote for Snooki.
I didn’t watch. But I did worry that appearing on such a show might be a game changer for someone seeking the presidency. Most reviews I’ve seen have been more favorable than Ms. Braceras, however.
Weasel Zippers: Lefty Head Assplosion Alert: Palin’s TLC Show Debuts to Huge Numbers…
iOWNTHEWORLD has the heartwarming story of the day: We’ve Got Your Back, Son
Here’s the kid that had his American Flag bike banned from school.
It wasn’t this California boy’s usual ride to school this morning!
Hundreds of other bike riders came along—
Many of them veterans, and some from out of state, all wanting to show support to 13-year-old Cody Alicea.
Video at link.
I didn’t think they could get any lower than when they advertised their ‘gift certificates’ for Mothers Day. This manages that feat.
As people through out the world Celebrate the Birth of Jesus the Christ, Planned Parenthood is offering Gift Certificates for All services including Abortion. Planned Parenthood wanting to participate in the Christian Holiday by offering what seems to be a way to mock the Christian Holiday. I mean what better way to celebrate a birth with a gift for an Abortion?