Saturday September 5th

White House tight-lipped about Obama adviser

The White House is taking a mostly tight-lipped stance on an environmental adviser who made inflammatory statements in the past and is linked to efforts suggesting a governmental role in the 2001 terror attacks. Van Jones, an administration official specializing in environmentally friendly “green jobs,” issued a statement of apology on Thursday. When asked on Friday whether President Barack Obama still had confidence in him, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said only that Jones “continues to work in the administration.” [How this piece of shit got past a background check into this administration is a real mystery but then again Obama couldn’t pass a legitimate security check either…ed]

The Van Jones (non) feeding frenzy

From a Nexis search a few moments ago:

Total words about the Van Jones controversy in the New York Times: 0.
Total words about the Van Jones controversy in the Washington Post: 0.
Total words about the Van Jones controversy on NBC Nightly News: 0.
Total words about the Van Jones controversy on ABC World News: 0.
Total words about the Van Jones controversy on CBS Evening News: 0.

If you were to receive all your news from any one of these outlets, or even all of them together, and you heard about some sort of controversy involving President Obama’s Special Adviser for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, your response would be, “Huh?” If you heard that that adviser, Van Jones, had apologized for a number of remarks and positions in the recent past, your response would be, “What?” [Another great example of the left wing media carrying buckets of water for their beloved messiah…ed]

Panel Rules Against Ashcroft in Detention Case

Former Attorney General John Ashcroft may face personal liability for the decisions that led to the detention of an American citizen as a material witness after the Sept. 11 attacks, a federal appeals court panel ruled on Friday. In the decision, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco, was sharply critical of the Bush administration’s practice of holding people it suspected of terrorism without charges, as material witnesses. [Ruling handed down by the Ninth Circuit (often derisively referred to as the Ninth Circus) happens to be the most overturned appeals court in the land. I wonder why…ed]

Proposed Harvey Milk Day creates quite a stir

The legacy of Harvey Milk has had a very good year. Three decades after California’s first openly gay elected leader was gunned down in San Francisco City Hall, Milk has been celebrated by an Oscar-winning film, named to the state Hall of Fame and lauded by President Obama. But despite those posthumous accolades, a legislative push to create a day of recognition for Milk became one of the most contentious issues in the Capitol this year. (SNIP) “There are days of special significance for John Muir, for the California poppy,” said the proposal’s author, Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco). “Why would we not have such a day for this unique California hero?” [Mr. Milk would have faded away into local history as the minor San Fransisco politician he was had it not been for the simple fact that he was a homosexual and he was shot to death by some deranged ex cop on a Twinkie high. To call this obscure man a “hero” is a disgrace and disservice to all of the people in that state who truly were/are…ed]

Soap Actress Says She Was Fired Because of Religious Beliefs

If you tuned in to the soap “One Life to Live” this week, you may have noticed there’s been a change of character. One character in particular. Actress Patricia Mauceri says she was fired and abruptly replaced for objecting to a gay storyline because of her religious beliefs. Mauceri played the recurring role of Carlotta Vega on “OLTL” for the last 14 years. [And that’s how things roll in CA these days…ed]

Gibbs: Furor over school speech is ‘silly season’

The White House on Friday dismissed as pointless the furor over President Barack Obama’s plan to deliver a televised back-to-school speech to the nation’s students. “I think we’ve reached a little bit of the silly season when the president of the United States can’t tell kids in school to study hard and stay in school,” presidential spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters. “I think both political parties agree that the dropout rate is something that threatens our long-term economic success.” [This smug little punk Gibbs knows damn well what pissed people off was the language in this “speech” encouraging our kids to write letters describing what they could do to help Obama with his radical left wing agenda. The majority of the parents in this country don’t need some flake politician like Obama telling their kids what’s best for them when it comes to school or any other facet of life. 2012 can’t come soon enough for this country…ed]

Pledging allegiance to our beloved Obama

On Friday, I had the rare honor of appearing in the pages of The New York Times, apropos President Obama’s plans to beam himself into every schoolhouse in the land in the peculiar belief that Generation iPod will find this an enthralling technical novelty. As Times reporters James C McKinley Jr. and Sam Dillon wrote: “Mark Steyn, a Canadian author and political commentator, speaking on the Rush Limbaugh show on Wednesday, accused Mr. Obama of trying to create a cult of personality, comparing him to Saddam Hussein and Kim Jong-il, the North Korean leader.” Oh, dear! “A Canadian author”: Talk about damning with faint credentialization. I don’t know what’s crueler, the “Canadian” or the indefinite article. As to the rest of it, well, that’s one way of putting it. Here’s what I said on Wednesday re dear old Saddam and Kim: “Obviously we’re not talking about the cult of personality on the Saddam Hussein/Kim Jong-Il scale.” Close enough for Times work. [Another great Mark Steyn read…ed]

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Five more banks fail — 89 so far in 2009

Five small regional banks were closed by regulators on Friday evening, pushing 2009’s tally so far to 89 institutions. Of the five failures, two were in Illinois, and there was one each in Arizona, Iowa and Missouri. Customers of the banks, however, are protected. The Federal Deposit Insurance Company, which has insured bank deposits since the Great Depression, covers each customer account up to $250,000. In Illinois, Platinum Community Bank, in Rolling Meadows, and InBank, in Oak Forest, were the latest institutions to be cosed by regulators. This makes for a total of 15 failed Illinois banks this year. The last one to go under was Mutual Bank, in Harvey, on July 31, 2009. [Four more months to go before the end of the year. I wonder if the Obama administration’s abysmal economic policies can manage to shut down over 100 banks this year?…ed]

Palin resignation costs Alaska at least $40,000

Early estimates put the cost of Sarah Palin’s midterm resignation as Alaska governor at a minimum of $40,000, not including a special legislative session partly linked to her departure. The preliminary figures obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request show it cost the state almost $14,100 for the July 26 swearing-in ceremony of new Gov. Sean Parnell. [The Obama press whores crawling on their hands and knees at the very bottom of the barrel hoping to collect the tiniest bit of Palin bashing material they can. Maybe the author of this crap could look into how much it cost when governors Janet Napolitano or Kathleen Sebelius resigned to join the Obama administration?…ed]

Fox will not show Obama’s address; airs on sister networks

While ABC, NBC and ABC confirmed today they’ll air Obama’s address to Congress, Fox has just announced in a statement that the network won’t preempt programming on Wednesday, according to a company statement. It’s not too surprising considering Fox aired “So You Think You Can Dance” instead of Obama’s last prime-time news conference. The reality dance contest also airs at 8pm on Wednesday, the same time Obama addresses Congress. While the broadcast network will not cut to the president, both Fox News and Fox Business Network will air the address in its entirety. [Relax, Fox News will still carry the stupid thing for the 12 people who will tune in to watch it…ed]

Man who called 911 charged with mobile home deaths

A 22-year-old man was charged Friday with killing eight people whose deaths he had reported to police in a frantic phone call from his family’s Georgia mobile home. Guy Heinze Jr. was arrested Friday on eight counts of first-degree murder in the slayings last weekend near the coastal community of Brunswick. Among those killed were seven of Heinze’s relatives. In a frantic 911 call early Aug. 29, Heinze had told a dispatcher “My whole family’s dead!” [This is just bizarre. How in the hell did this 22 year old guy manage to kill eight adults all by himself without, based on news reports I’ve seen, the use of a firearm? …ed]

Nevada Court Denies O.J. Simpson Bid for Prison Release

The Nevada Supreme Court isn’t going to let O.J. Simpson out of prison while he appeals his conviction in a gunpoint hotel room heist. A three-judge panel issued orders Friday concluding that Simpson and convicted co-defendant Clarence “C.J.” Stewart didn’t meet the “heavy burden” required to be allowed to post bail. [This murderous thug will stay in prison pending his appeal years down the road. Good…ed]

AP picture of wounded Marine sparks debate

Defense Secretary Robert Gates expressed disappointment Friday at news outlets that used a picture taken and distributed by The Associated Press depicting a U.S. Marine mortally wounded in combat in Afghanistan. The AP distributed the picture despite personal pleas from Gates and the dead Marine’s family in a case that illustrated the difficult decisions in reporting on a conflict where Americans have seen relatively few images of fallen U.S. troops over eight years. [Remember how hard the Democrats fought to get pictures of soldiers’ coffins coming home on transport planes released to the public so we could “see the real cost of the Iraq war” when Bush was president? Now that Obama is in office suddenly they don’t want any pictures published showing the cost of Obama’s wars…ed]

China’s national flag to go up in White House on Sept 20

The national flag of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) will be hoisted at the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on September 20, media reported Sunday. Chinese associations in the United States had applied to hold a ceremony in front of the US President’s residence to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of PRC. Chen Ronghua, chairman of Fujian Association of the United States, told reporters that their application was approved not only because of the sound Sino-US relations but also because China is a responsible country. [Sure, why not? China owns half our country anyway and they already have a huge distribution network in the U.S. (Wal Mart) for all the worthless crap they manufacture…ed]

Fake cop stops real cop and winds up in jail

David Dabbs apparently thought it was going to be his lucky night.
Dabbs flashed the headlights of his Mercury Mountaineer at a female driver who was pulling in front of Richards Middle School on Garfield in Fraser on Thursday night. The 40-year-old Clinton Township man told the driver that he was an off-duty police officer and asked where she was going. When she asked to see his police ID, he couldn’t provide it. He again asked her where she was headed. That’s when the female driver — a plainclothes Fraser public safety detective in an unmarked police car — called for backup and identified herself. [Another dumb ass headed for state prison…ed]

Quote of the day.

I hate to say this and I hope I don’t offend anybody but the President of the United States sounded like a crackhead.

-Van Jones, Obama’s “green czar” referring to President George W. Bush. Video here.

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