Video: Ronaldus Magnus v.s. Teh One +Blog Round-Up

I know I don’t have to tell you that the comparisons  the Obama media have been making between The Gipper and The Empty Suit, of late, are  absurdly farcical. Obama’s SOTU speech was a swing and a miss because, as this entertaining video demonstrates, the two could not be further away from each other ideologically.

video via Blue Collar Philosophy

Another great Reagan/Obama debate video by BFH at iOWNTHEWORLD:For Bill Whittle’s Consideration – Ronald Reagan vs. Barack Obama

When Ronald Reagan was elected President, it was “morning in America.” When Obama was elected, it was “mourning in America”, okay?  Let’s please can the word, “Reaganesque” to describe anything Obama says or does. It defiles the memory of a truly great, and honorable man.

Since practically everyone in the right wing blogosphere is writing about Reagan, today, I thought I’d do a round-up:

Michelle Malkin: Reagan centennial: On life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

The Other McCain has a couple: Another Kooky Conspiracy Theorist (I may have given away the punchline), and VIDEO: Ronald Reagan’s 100th.

Doug Ross valiantly slogs through the muck and slime at Think Progress to defend the greatest President of the 20th Century: Think Progress Celebrates Reagan’s Birthday by marketing its Top Ten Lies Intended To Smear The 20th Century’s Greatest President! (Bless his heart.)

Related: An apparent Think Progress/Media Matters drone  called into The Rush Limbaugh Show to parrot the anti-Reagan talking points and hilarity ensued. The Blog Professor has the video.

DrewM at AoSHQ: Ronald Reagan At 100

No Sheeples Here: The President Who Stood By Our Side: My Tribute To Ronald Reagan

Hot Air: Happy birthday, Mr. President

Pundit and Pundette: Reagan’s defense of life: “Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation”

American Power: Video: Reagan Centennial Ceremony in Simi Valley

David Horowitz, NewsReal: Ronald Reagan and Iran in 1979

More Left-Wing “Tolerance” On Display as High Profile Republicans Are Prevented From Speaking

pic via NY Daily News

And by high profile I really do mean high profile:  A former President, and a possible presidential candidate – George W. Bush, and Sarah Palin.

Leftists in Europe, still not ready to make nice with GW, prevented him from participating in a Jewish charity event in Switzerland.   Ed Morrissey reports, “left wing groups were preparing a decidedly hostile welcome for Bush and the trip had to be canceled”.

President George W. Bush has canceled an event in the famously neutral country Switzerland because of expected protests to his presence there.

Bush was supposed to give the keynote address at a Jewish group’s charity gala on Feb. 12 in Geneva.

Leftist groups had planned to protest the visit, according to news agencies. But several human rights groups had also filed criminal complaints against Bush, demanding that he be taken into custody if he stepped on Swiss soil and investigated for allegations of ordering torture.

As Morrissey points out, Bush would have been afforded diplomatic immunity as a visiting dignitary and former head of state,  but the disruptions would have had such a negative effect on the event, he decided to cancel.

The Washington Post further reported:

In what would have been his first European trip since leaving the presidency, Bush was scheduled to speak in Geneva on Feb. 12 at a dinner in honor of the United Israel Appeal. A lawyer for the organization said Bush’s appearance was canceled because of the risk of violence, and that the threat of legal action was not an issue.

“The calls to demonstrate were sliding into dangerous terrain,” the lawyer, Robert Equey, told the Swiss daily Tribune de Geneve.

A spokesman for Bush said the former president regretted that his speech was canceled.

Chalk one up for Swiss Eurotrash for successfully preventing a former President from engaging in charitable acts in their country. What a coup. The losers here, of course, are the organizers of the fund-raiser.

Meanwhile, via Weasel Zippers, we learn that Sarah Palin had to cancel a trip to Colorado where she was to give a speech, because of  “an onslaught of personal attacks”.

(Denver Post) — Citing an “onslaught of personal attacks”, a Colorado nonprofit today canceled a scheduled May appearance in Glendale by former Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin, according to a press release.

Palin was to be the keynote speaker at the Patriots & Warriors Gala at the Infinity Park Events Center in Glendale.

The event sponsored by the Sharon K. Pacheco Foundation was announced Friday but was canceled today due to “safety concerns resulting from an onslaught of negative feedback received by the organization,” the press release said.

I’m sure it’s Sarah Palin’s fault that lefties hate her so much they feel the need to attack and threaten her. No doubt her “cross-hairs” map had something to do with it.

If Palin does decide to run for President, it is easy to imagine that security threats and protests will follow her wherever she goes.

Someone should call the “civility” police. Oh yeah, they did that already – which is why she’s seeing such an uptick in personal threats.

There’s a joke in there, somewhere…but damned if I don’t find it funny.

Cross-posted at NewsReal Blog


Sunday Hymn: You Raise Me Up

A beautiful Celtic hymn performed by (who else!) Celtic Woman:


Here’s Josh Groban singing his song at the 2004 Superbowl, in remembrance of the of the Space Shuttle Columbia crew. Celtic Woman’s version was beautiful, but this one makes you cry.

Thanks to No Sheeples Here for recommending it.


When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary;
When troubles come and my heart burdened be;
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until you come and sit awhile with me.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

There is no life – no life without its hunger;
Each restless heart beats so imperfectly;
But when you come and I am filled with wonder,
Sometimes, I think I glimpse eternity.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

Video: Gore, Godzilla and Global Warming Cooling

I  love Charles Krauthammer’s dry sense of humor….

Video via Wolf Howling


This doesn’t sound good… Magnetic Polar Shifts Causing Massive Global Superstorms

(CHICAGO) – NASA has been warning about it…scientific papers have been written about it…geologists have seen its traces in rock strata and ice core samples…

Now “it” is here: an unstoppable magnetic pole shift that has sped up and is causing life-threatening havoc with the world’s weather.

Forget about global warming—man-made or natural—what drives planetary weather patterns is the climate and what drives the climate is the sun’s magnetosphere and its electromagnetic interaction with a planet’s own magnetic field.

When the field shifts, when it fluctuates, when it goes into flux and begins to become unstable anything can happen. And what normally happens is that all hell breaks loose.

Magnetic polar shifts have occurred many times in Earth’s history. It’s happening again now to every planet in the solar system including Earth.

The magnetic field drives weather to a significant degree and when that field starts migrating superstorms start erupting.

The superstorms have arrived.

Read it all, but take it with a grain of salt.

See also:

Weasel Zippers: Analysis of Five Different Temperature Databases For 2010 Shows Zero Evidence of Global Warming…

Hat tip: Michael Ledeen, The Corner

Linked by Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, thanks!