Friday, October 31, 2008

From the LNC Quotes Corner-the Dirty Harry edition

Dirty Harry-
..the first time I saw CNN’s Campbell Brown I thought she was hot. Then she opened her mouth. Now she creeps me out

The extended quote is-
..the first time I saw CNN’s Campbell Brown I thought she was hot. Then she opened her mouth. Now she creeps me out.

A lot.

Her eyes are black … and dead.

They see everything…

…and want my soul.

In fact, Dirty harry is a supermarket of quotable material-
I’m voting for Obama. Not because I agree with him, but his 30 minute infomercial just gave me diabetes and I’m gonna need the healthcare

and( on Obama's unsavory pals)-
Obama’s not the shark. He’s the sucker fish attached to the shark unconcerned with how ugly and bloody the shark gets as long as it gets him to where he’s going

Check him out.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Ask a stupid question

get an intelligent answer!

Blowhard Jack Cafferty of CNN asks-
President Clinton is campaigning for Barack Obama. Why isn’t President Bush campaigning for John McCain?

Eric Trager answers-
John McCain has been constantly accompanied on the campaign trail by old friends from the Senate, including Joseph Lieberman and Lindsey Graham. Why aren’t Barack Obama’s old friends from Chicago, such as Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright, similarly accompanying him?

Obama- not his brother's keeper

Haven't seen the much awaited 30 minute Obama-mercial, don't even know if it was shown on TV in India and have no desire to waste time downloading it from You tube.But while reading about it , this stood out for it's stark irony-
Oh, dear. They just showed the clip of him proclaiming, “I am my brother’s keeper.”

I guess O-bama didn't mean his own brother-

George ObamaBarack Obama's brother lives on less than $1 a month
US presidential contender Barack Obama's long-lost half-brother says he is ashamed of his family ties because he lives in poverty in a violent African shantytown.

The Italian edition of Vanity Fair says it tracked down George Hussein Onyango Obama living in a rundown shack in Huruma on the outskirts of Kenya's capital, Nairobi.

By contrast, his older half-brother, Senator Obama, lives in a mansion he bought for $1.9 million in Chicago.

George Obama, 26, is the youngest of the presidential candidate's seven half-brothers and half-sisters, and while the other siblings are close, he told the magazine he was embarrassed he lived "on less than a dollar a month", and so never mentioned his famous half-brother.

I guess he didn't even mean his aunt-

obama aunt

Barack Obama's Kenyan aunt has been found living in a rundown public housing estate in Boston, an English newspaper claims.

Zeituni Onyango, the woman affectionately called "Aunt Zeituni" in Senator Obama's memoir Dreams From My Father, lives less than 10 kilometres from where the presidential candidate completed his law degree at Harvard.

London's The Times also reports to have identified Senator Obama's mystery Kenyan uncle, Omar, who went missing after moving to Boston in the 1960s and was bashed by armed robbers in one of his convenience stores in 1994.

Their stories stand in stark contrast to the American Dream-type narrative of Senator Obama's life reproduced in the US media.

Or his uncle-
A second relative believed to be the long-lost “Uncle Omar” described in the book was beaten by armed robbers with a “sawed-off rifle” while working in a corner shop in the Dorchester area of the city. He was later evicted from his one-bedroom flat for failing to pay $2,324.20 (£1,488) arrears, according to the Boston Housing Court.

I guess he is too busy devising ingenious ways to redistribute Joe the Plumber's wealth to redistribute any of his own.

But hey, let's give the guy a break: he did help his cousin-

obama with odinga

Barack has stated his support for Luo Opposition Leader in Kenya RaRaila Odinga (who signed a Shariah pact with Muslims and claims to be Obama's cousin).....Barack Obama's cousin Raila Odinga is accused of ethnic cleansing

As A Political Dookie says, "Once again charity does not begin at home for the Obama Christ"

Imagine if this were Sarah Palin's family -we would never hear the end of indignant talking heads excoriating her for her meanness.

Update -
From Instapundit-
Bob Krumm emails: "The most damning part of the Obama aunt story is that once his campaign found her living in squalor they told her to not talk to the press until after the election, but they didn’t try to help her."

UPDATE: Some thoughts from TigerHawk: " I have finally figured out why somebody who has been as successful as Barack Obama believes that the government must help people who cannot or do not help themselves: He simply does not understand that helping the poor, unlucky, or incompetent is first the responsibility of family."

Consequences matter more than intentions

This is so good that I am forced to lift it almost entirely-
Obama And That Road That's Paved With Good Intentions

From Campaign Spot reader Mark:

Yesterday Rush played on his radio show Obama saying, “The government should ensure that every person has a shot at success.”

His philosophy is the very reason we are in the financial crisis. Simply replace the words “…at success” in his statement above with “…at owning a home.”

Presto, the financial crisis due to Obama’s philosophy.

While I don't think it's quite that simple, one of the many frustrations with McCain is the absence of a theme that when it comes to policy-making, good intentions aren't enough. Most social welfare programs were set up with the intent to help the poor, not to foster a state of chronic, multi-generational dependency. Banning DDT was meant to prevent people's exposure to pollutants, not foster a comeback of malaria.
To put it in terms our friends on the left can understand, America invaded Iraq with good intentions.

In the end, consequences matter more than intentions, and the voters ought to have that in mind when they enter the voting booth...

(emphasis mine)

Al Gore -Rajendra Pachauri a ''let's drag our feet'' candidate

This is from 2002-
...ExxonMobil has been allowed to veto the United States government's selection of who will head the prestigious scientific panel that monitors global warming. Dr. Robert Watson, the highly respected leader of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change, was blackballed in a memo to the White House from the nation's largest oil company. The memo had its effect last Friday, when Dr. Watson lost his bid for re-election after the administration threw its weight behind the ''let's drag our feet'' candidate, Dr. Rajendra Pachauri of New Delhi, who is known for his virulent anti-American statements.

Why is this happening?

Because the largest polluters know their only hope for escaping restrictions lies in promoting confusion about global warming.
so Gore thought that Pachauri's election meant a victory for those who were "dragging their feet" on Global Warming, the big-oil types.

Gore has , of course been proven wrong spectacularly. That "who is known for his virulent anti-American statements" should have made it obvious that Pachauri had great potential to be a world class enviro-fascist -like Gore himself.

Can we then trust Gore's judgment on other matters, like, um ,the theory of catastrophic anthropogenic global warming?

Oh by the way, did you see Al Gore's gas guzzling mansion(it only uses energy more than 20 times the national average )-

al gore monster house

(via Tom Nelson via Planet Gore)

Good question-why is Al Gore not a vegetarian?

...Mr. Gore’s credibility hangs on embodying his political beliefs in his own lifestyle. Dr Rajendra Pachauri, who as Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Mr. Gore, is a vegetarian. Citing studies showing that producing 2.2 pounds of meat causes the emissions equivalent of 80 pounds of carbon dioxide, Dr Pachauri has publicly stated that the two best things an individual can do to fight global warming are to drive less and adopt a vegetarian diet.

But even if Mr. Gore finds it uniquely hard to go vegetarian, why does it matter? “An Inconvenient Truth” stresses that individuals must make bold changes to combat global warming. And on Wednesday, Mr. Gore spoke movingly of the need to approach the environment with “questions of fact, not questions of power.” Today, the powers of custom and convenience support eating meat. The facts suggest that adopting a vegetarian diet is the single most powerful step an individual can take to combat climate change.
why is Al Gore not a vegetarian?
Read the whole thing.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Secrets in the Obama bush

It is amazing all what the press of the free world will avoid to report to protect and to help elect it's beloved candidate.

what is obama hiding cartoon

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Pravada in Manhattan

A commentator on the incredibly biased coverage of the American elections by the MSM-
Whatever credibility the NYT could claim as a reputable news organization died with this election campaign. While The Gray Lady has never been known for hiding her affections, she had at least kept up appearances. Now, she no longer even bothers to conceal her bias and even the pretense of journalistic integrity has been cast aside. The same holds true for most of the other major news outlets–newspapers and networks that once prided themselves on their role as truth seekers and reporters of fact, protectors of a great public trust. Do they realize the extent of their betrayal–or more importantly, what this compromise of institutional principle will eventually mean? No, not yet. Remember Pravda, the Party news organ of the USSR? Some of those Pravda reporters must have longed for the day when they could actually write the truth, when they would no longer be apparatchiks purveying agitprop but real reporters doing real work, speaking truth to power. I doubt those miserable Soviets could imagine a journalist in a free country giving away such a beautiful responsibility willingly, happily, knowingly. I find it hard to believe, myself, but here it is.
The New York Times has since long become a house organ of the American left(which is as rabid and loony as our own Indian left). It is a worrying thing that many Indian publications(like the Hindustan Times) carry NYT reports as if they were objective, honest reporting. Because of this we Indians are being ill-served by the Indian media as all we get is a slanted version of the facts in foreign news.

But then the Indian MSM is as clueless and one-sided as the western one, as this blog has tried to demonstrate time and again.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Dhimmi BeeBee

BBC is dhimmified, says David Vance. But, hey, we have known that for years.

From the LNC Quote Shop

David Warren-
It’s when you no longer know where your milk comes from, let alone where you got your opinions, that you have become over-urbanized.

The whole article is well worth a read.

(hat tip- Mark Steyn)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

From the LNC Quote Shop

Greg Gutfeld-
Progressives - hilariously- still promote income redistribution. They see your paycheck as public property. They call this social justice - more code for "you're screwed."

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Guru Dutt and Bhagat Singh

The lovely Mrs. LNC noticed this immediately(so much for my roving artist's eye): the similarity in the appearance of Guru Dutt and Bhagat Singh-

Guru Dutt and Bhagat Sing
I think Guru Dutt would have made a fine Bhagat Singh on film.

Also at the same bookshop-small minds think alike(translation: two totalitarians find the same unimaginative title for their autobiographies)-

LK Advani and Castro

"The campuses are.............. now the least free part of our society"

This is interesting and disturbing-
The Coming Obama Thugocracy
Michael Barone

"I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors," Barack Obama told a crowd in Elko, Nev. "I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face." Actually, Obama supporters are doing a lot more than getting into people's faces. They seem determined to shut people up.

That's what Obama supporters, alerted by campaign emails, did when conservative Stanley Kurtz appeared on Milt Rosenberg's WGN radio program in Chicago. Kurtz had been researching Obama's relationship with unrepentant Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers in Chicago Annenberg Challenge papers in the Richard J. Daley Library in Chicago -- papers that were closed off to him for some days, apparently at the behest of Obama supporters.

Obama fans jammed WGN's phone lines and sent in hundreds of protest emails. The message was clear to anyone who would follow Rosenberg's example. We will make trouble for you if you let anyone make the case against The One.

Other Obama supporters have threatened critics with criminal prosecution. In September, St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch and St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce warned citizens that they would bring criminal libel prosecutions against anyone who made statements against Obama that were "false." I had been under the impression that the Alien and Sedition Acts had gone out of existence in 1801-02. Not so, apparently, in metropolitan St. Louis. Similarly, the Obama campaign called for a criminal investigation of the American Issues Project when it ran ads highlighting Obama's ties to Ayers.

These attempts to shut down political speech have become routine for liberals. Congressional Democrats sought to reimpose the "fairness doctrine" on broadcasters, which until it was repealed in the 1980s required equal time for different points of view. The motive was plain: to shut down the one conservative-leaning communications medium, talk radio. Liberal talk-show hosts have mostly failed to draw audiences, and many liberals can't abide having citizens hear contrary views.

To their credit, some liberal old-timers -- like House Appropriations Chairman David Obey -- voted against the "fairness doctrine," in line with their longstanding support of free speech. But you can expect the "fairness doctrine" to get another vote if Barack Obama wins and Democrats increase their congressional majorities.

Corporate liberals have done their share in shutting down anti-liberal speech, too. "Saturday Night Live" ran a spoof of the financial crisis that skewered Democrats like House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank and liberal contributors Herbert and Marion Sandler, who sold toxic-waste-filled Golden West to Wachovia Bank for $24 billion. Kind of surprising, but not for long. The tape of the broadcast disappeared from NBC's Website and was replaced with another that omitted the references to Frank and the Sandlers. Evidently NBC and its parent, General Electric, don't want people to hear speech that attacks liberals.

Then there's the Democrats' "card check" legislation, which would abolish secret ballot elections in determining whether employees are represented by unions. The unions' strategy is obvious: Send a few thugs over to employees' homes -- we know where you live -- and get them to sign cards that will trigger a union victory without giving employers a chance to be heard.

Today's liberals seem to be taking their marching orders from other quarters. Specifically, from the college and university campuses where administrators, armed with speech codes, have for years been disciplining and subjecting to sensitivity training any students who dare to utter thoughts that liberals find offensive. The campuses that used to pride themselves as zones of free expression are now the least free part of our society.

Obama supporters who found the campuses congenial and Obama himself, who has chosen to live all his adult life in university communities, seem to find it entirely natural to suppress speech that they don't like and seem utterly oblivious to claims that this violates the letter and spirit of the First Amendment. In this campaign, we have seen the coming of the Obama thugocracy, suppressing free speech, and we may see its flourishing in the four or eight years ahead.

Read the whole thing.

This bit so important that it cannot be emphasised enough, so I will repeat it -
The campuses that used to pride themselves as zones of free expression are now the least free part of our society.

How true.
(emphasis mine)

The Durga Puja ends finally

Durga idol immersion
Durga idol immersion
The Durga Puja ends finally with thousands gathering at the banks of Yamuna, Delhi to immerse the Durga idols.
More photos here.

Unfortunately not very far from where I was, a tragedy was taking place-
At least nine persons were feared drowned during immersion of a Goddess Durga idol into the Yamuna at Burari here on Thursday
For some reason the religious gatherings in India too often end up in an accident.