Tuesday Links

Hot Air: Breaking: Rahm back on ballot

Some more  interesting stories worth your perusal:

The birth certificate issue *groan!* is heating up again. Yes, I know Democrats think this is a winning issue and Republicans are afraid to take it on. Yes, I know Obama and Abercrombie may be implementing “a giant head fake”, as Rush has been suggesting. But something is up.

Digital Journal: Hawaii cites privacy laws in not releasing Obama birth records

Hawaii’s State Attorney General David Louie gave more volume to those “birther” voices on Saturday after he refused to release President Obama’s birth certificate documents on privacy grounds. Louie told Governor Abercrombie that the documents could not be released without the consent of President Obama, even though Mr. Obama is a public figure and his legitimate appointment to the US presidency is dependent on proof that he was born in the United States.

“our investigation” indicates there is a recording of his birth.”It actually exists in the archives, written down,” he said.

Jack Cashill links to a Mike Evans interview on KQRS on January 20. Evans,  a “longtime  friend” of Abercrombie’s, claimed that there is no birth certificate for Obama on file:

Evans, Honolulu born and now a Hollywood-based celebrity journalist, claimed that Abercrombie had promised him that he when he became governor, he planned to find absolute proof that Obama was born in Hawaii.

When Evans spoke to Abercrombie on January 19, Abercrombie reportedly told him that he searched the relevant Hawaii hospitals using his powers as governor, and concluded, according to Evans, “There is no Barack Obama birth certificate in Hawaii, absolutely no proof at all that Obama was born in Hawaii.”  After Abercrombie made such a fuss about finding the birth certificate, Evans concluded of his friend that he has “got some egg in the face.”

Meanwhile, Atlas Shrugs is still insisting that the certification that initially appeared on Daily Kos (how Presidential), and was eventually posted on Obama’s farcical “Fight the Smears” website, is a forgery, and a very bad one at that: A New Twist in Obama Birth Certificate Mystery:

In what could be considered a psyop on the American people, the birth certificate issue is being used to smear the Republicans in general as “birthers,” conspiracy nuts who have given themselves over to right-wing nuttery. Any mention of this issue inspires in many the same revulsion as being diagnosed with the clap did in the ‘50s. And the arrogance and fear on the right of being tainted by this issue has created such dissension and infighting that we’re eating our young — and the left is positively giddy.

We, the American people, are not the enemy here, we are not the guilty party. The media should stop blaming the victim. Remember: conservatives are not responsible for the birth certificate issue at all. Obama is, by refusing to this day to release the vault copy — whether because it contains something damaging or simply because it enables him to wield the weapon of ridicule against the right. At this point, the effect is the same regardless of which of those possibilities is true. This carnival of conspiracy has become a deliberate distraction from the real issues and the real destruction being wrought by the Obama administration.

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Michelle Malkin: Culture of Corruption: Not so fast there, Carol Browner:

…it’s a Pyrrhic victory unless the Republicans are able to hold her accountable for all her dirty green deeds.

My archives are stuffed with Browner’s power-grabbing, transparency-undermining, science-distorting antics that stretch across two Democratic administrations. She and her energy lobbyist husband Thomas Downey are immovable Beltway fixtures — and it looks like she has no plans to leave D.C.

Can Kevin Jennings be next, please? Or is his work, “queering” elementary schools not yet complete?

Wolf Howling: SOTU Preview: Obama’s 5 Pillars of Deceit

Wolf fisks the pillars!

Tuesday night, Obama will give his State of the Union (SOTU) speech. So what can we expect? According to the NYT, Obama will present as a newly minted centrist, focusing on “five pillars for ensuring America’s competitiveness and economic growth: innovation, education, infrastructure, deficit reduction and reforming government.”

So let’s predict what he means by all of that.

Five Pillars, again. Remember in 2009, it was “The Five Pillars for the US economy”. Why the Islamic terminology?

…the ‘Five Pillars‘ of Islam are the foundation of Muslim life.

Speaking at Saudi-funded Georgetown University, Obama said:

“…a solid foundation for the U.S. economy must be built on five pillars: new rules for Wall Street, new investments in education, renewable energy and health care and new federal budget savings to reduce debt.”

I’m just sayin’.

Sister Toldjah has the seating arrangement: Season of Silly: SOTU “bipartisan” seating arrangements revealed

One person not taking part in the “civility” march tonight: Justice Alito. He won’t be there. I don’t really blame him after what happened last year. As far as the court’s other “conservative” Justices – Chief Justice Roberts, Justice Scalia, and Justice Thomas – it’s not known yet whether they will be in attendance.

Here’s the only seating list I’ve been able to find so far. I’m looking for a complete list of the politicos who have decided it’s in their best interests to take part in the bipartisan seating idea. When I do, I’ll post it here so that – in the event your House rep. and/or Senator(s) are taking part – you can email them (House / Senate) and let them know what you think.

Sen. Tom Coburn: Civility, Seating, and Substance:

Conservatives have nothing to lose by making the effort to persuade the other side. We should be setting the tone by our actions, not just our words. Demonstrating how to debate real issues respectfully strengthens our case because the facts, and the math, are on our side.

Let me leave you with a few Proverbs that define civility far better than anything I’ve read in recent weeks.

Proverbs 19:11 — “A man’s wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense.”

Proverbs 25:21–22 — “If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you.”

Proverbs 15:1–2 — “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.”

Proverbs 25:15 — “Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone.”

Doggone it. I’m not going to argue with Proverbs.

Ooh! You can play Obama Bingo for prizes at ATR: 2011 Obama/State of the Union BINGO!


This is just sick. The Blaze: NASA Targets ‘Climate Kids’ With New Global Warming Website

The website specifically targets young kids with games, movies and other interactive tools that present debated theories as facts.

More Blaze: Van Jones Has a Dream: Let‘s Play ’Social Justice’ Life Swap Game

Ace: Drudge Headline — “A STAR IS BORN” — Will Make Ryan’s Rebuttal Most Important Since, Well, Ever

“The most important SOTU rebuttal” is similar in meaning to “the most hygenic hippie.”

Still, Drudge moves opinion, doesn’t he? Drudge shapes narratives. And for the first time in a long time, the rebuttal is not just a formality. The narrative (forced by Drudge) is that this is a duel.

Now, not everyone reads Drudge, of course, but the MFM does, even if it hates the fact that Drudge is guilty of the felony of practicing Narrative-Shaping Without A License.

This is a great narrative to push. The MSM will be praying for an epic Jindal caliber fail, but Ryan will hit it out of the park. Definitely hit the link for Ace’s guess about how it will go – I think he’s dead on. And check back later for his live blogging.

I’ll be shlepping my girls back from dance class when it starts. Probably won’t live blog. (I rarely do that)…but I will most likely be posting later tonight.



7 thoughts on “Tuesday Links

  1. I have mixed feeling about Alito not attending.

    I can understand that after Obama’s inappropriate use of the bully pulpit to castigate guests and perpetuate an easily provable lie, there really isn’t much incentive to give him an opportunity to repeat the performance.

    On the other hand, not going disrespects the Office of the President, which, God-willing, is only temporarily occupied by the buffoon who continues to disrespect it while occupying it. It really isn’t a good situation either way.


  2. I don’t have mixed feelings about it at all. There’s no rule that says they have to go… (Scalia and Thomas) have opted out of going for years because it’s become so political. After last year’s affront, I wouldn’t blame Roberts and Alito for sitting it out, either.


  3. Coburn: “Demonstrating how to debate real issues respectfully strengthens our case because the facts, and the math, are on our side.”

    That’s only a relevant consideration when the other side is interested in facts, math, logic, and other criteria of objective goodness. This is not the case, and hasn’t been since the Carter Administration.


  4. This is the fourth time Obama has used the “five pillars” metaphor.

    Five pillars of education reform (March 09):

    Five pillars of economic policy (April 09):

    Five pillars of foreign policy (July 09):

    Five pillars of everything (SOTU 2011).


  5. Pingback: Video: Abercrombie Told Friend There Are No Obama Birth Records In His State… « Nice Deb

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