Paul Ryan heckled by leftie as he goes after Obama on liberty

Of course. This man can’t let Ryan address the world on personal liberty, which Ryan went on to say it is one of the key issues in this campaign. This doesn’t make Americans anti government or not compassionate. That he said, is a typical Obama Straw Man argument. But rather believers that true compassion is voluntary not forced. Read more

DNC shows images of Russian warships in tribute to veterans (Interesting Update)

I think the title says it all.

Drudge posted a well substantiated story (and here) about the backdrop images used to “honor” our veterans on the last night of the Democratic convention. It was an image of four Russian Federation ships that are part of their Black Sea Fleet. It also contained seven American F-5 trainer jets that appear to have been Photoshopped into the erroneous image. The image was a backdrop for both Adm. Nathman and John Kerry. In the case of Kerry, it made me laugh out loud.

Either the use of these images was deliberate or an act of incompetence. I will give the Dems the benefit of the doubt and go with the latter. I am sure that Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the DNC’s version of Baghdad Bob, will insist that they are American warships, and there were no Russian ships.

The DNC finally concocted an “apology“, blaming it on some “vendor error” using the opportunity to slam Romney and demonstrate Øbama’s “strong record on issues that impact those who have served our nation”. Of course, they couldn’t explain what a “vendor error” was, or how the American F-5’s flying overhead got there, since they aren’t used by the Russian Federation.  Clearly, they couldn’t find any military personnel to use as consultants.

The Navy Times article was a masterful attempt at restrained disbelief, although the attached comments say it all:

Many Navy Times readers have cite the image’s erroneous broadcast as evidence that the Democratic Party was out of touch with veterans.

“A retired admiral with a shot of Soviet-era ships behind him,” one reader, who said he was a Navy vet, commented via Facebook. “Is the Democratic Party that far removed that they can’t check up on a simple picture?”

[Added by Steve] This is a minor issue, that certainly will tick off sailors and Navy retirees. I almost guarantee some graphic designer plucked the image of a warship from iStockPhoto or something and used it for the slide. They got a bit creative and layered on a few fighter jets. That graphic design “professional” would not know the difference as to what is what. That said, if the same mistake was made by the RNC, the DNC and the press would be all over it.

In other words, I don’t expect the head of the DNC and/or the leader of a political party to review every word and slide used at a convention or a campaign appearance. It’s a fun poke, but really does not tell us anything new or important about the DNC or their candidates.

UPDATE: The Daily Caller has discovered that, based on the paint scheme and the flying formation, the seven jets in the backdrop were actually Turkish jets, old F-5’s sold to Turkey and other countries.

Maybe they should stop using teenagers to cut and paste together their backdrops….

Someone PLEASE … Caption this – Biden & a few bikers (Updates)

No words. Just look at the expression on the faces of these guys. I’m pretty certain there is a fourth person behind and to the right of the vice president.

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Fact-checking Joe Biden

Jim Hoft over at Gateway Pundit noted Vice President Joe Biden encouraged the press to fact-check his statements on Romney’s Medicare plan – discussed here – and took the liberty to remind the VP the press has been fact-checking him.

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Biden: “Romney will implement Medicare vouchers” – Obama pilots voucher plan already!

In Ohio during an appearance yesterday, Vice President Joe Biden claimed the GOP Medicare plan would result in a bankrupt program by 2016 and become “vouchercare” where those on the plan would be on their own to use a voucher to find insurance.

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Newt goes after Chris Mathews – What kind of racist thinking do you have?

I really don’t think Newt Gingrich should have been smiling during this exchange. He should have called it just like it was and be serious and diligent with Chris Matthews about his obvious issues. Get mad at Matthews for his idiotic opinion … call him out … conservatives should not take this crap.

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The unasked question about Elizabeth Warren (slightly updated)

It is has been suggested that Elizabeth Warren, currently running against Scott Brown for Ted Kennedy’s old senate seat in MA, used her self proclaimed minority status to “earn” her position at Harvard after coming from a sub Ivy institution, and having been accused of academic dishonesty.  Harvard denied, and continues to deny, that race played a role in her hiring, but listed her as a “minority”, based solely on information she provided to them.

I am sure it is purest coincidence that Harvard was in the midst of some “diversity unrest” regarding the racial makeup of its faculty, some of which our current president participated  in, in the year(s) just prior to her hiring (1992).  If Harvard was/is as racially myopic as the protesters claim, hiring an obviously white woman (blue eyed and blonde haired no less; cheekbones notwithstanding), who could claim to be a minority would be the answer to their prayers (or whatever Harvard moonbats do.  Crow at the moon?): a woman and a minority.

It would appear that Harvard has created its own Wade Churchill.  *Correction: this fraud’s name is WARD Churchill.  Thanks, JBS!

There is one question that remains unanswered: by her, or Harvard’s, use of her so called “Cherokee” heritage to obtain a coveted spot on the Harvard faculty, she must necessarily have “bumped” a legitimate minority candidate, which, given her sketchy background, seems to be what they were looking for.  At minimum, it would have unfairly tipped the scales in her direction.    Why isn’t the media, or some civil rights group pursuing this?  It would be interesting to find and speak to the other candidates for the Harvard position and ask them their opinion of the Liawatha controversy, or if Fauxcohontas deserves her position after it has been revealed that her “heritage” is so miniscule, so ethereal that real Cherokees are challenging her claims.

Has “affirmative action” run so amok that the school didn’t even do a background check to see if she really had any minority standing, or has the definition of minority, sex, etc., simply degenerated into an “I identify myself as a……..” idiocy?    Apparently so, since illegals have been given tacit permission to “identify” themselves as U.S. citizens.

The road to hell is a slippery slope of feel good legislation.

 

UPDATE: Warren recently tried to rub elbows with the common folk but ended up with her own “Dukakis in the tank” or “Kerry bunny suit” picture.   The cynic in me wonders if the motorcycle was an Indian motorcycle…..

From Rags to Riches, the Harry Reid Story

Ever wonder how the flacks and hacks make their millions while in Congress?

Here’s how:

“In 2004, the senator made $700,000 off a land deal that was, to say the least, unorthodox. It started in 1998 when he bought a parcel of land with attorney Jay Brown, a close friend whose name has surfaced multiple times in organized-crime investigations and whom one retired FBI agent described as “always a person of interest.” Three years after the purchase, Reid transferred his portion of the property to Patrick Lane LLC, a holding company Brown controlled. But Reid kept putting the property on his financial disclosures, and when the company sold it in 2004, he profited from the deal — a deal on land that he didn’t technically own and that had nearly tripled in value in six years.

When his 2010 challenger Sharron Angle asked him in a debate how he had become so wealthy, he said, “I did a very good job investing.” Did he ever. On December 20, 2005, he invested $50,000 to $100,000 in the Dow Jones U.S. Energy Sector Fund (IYE), which closed that day at $29.15. The companies whose shares it held included ExxonMobil, ChevronTexaco, and ConocoPhillips. When he made a partial sale of his shares on August 19, 2008, during congressional recess, IYE closed at $41.82. Just a month later, on September 17, Reid was working to bring to the floor a bill that the Joint Committee on Taxation said would cost oil companies — including those in the fund — billions of dollars in taxes and regulatory fees. The bill passed a few days later, and by October 10, IYE’s shares had fallen by 42 percent, to $24.41, for a host of reasons. Savvy investing indeed.””

Shady characters, slick moves and insider trading on legislation…  Beats working for a living.

Racism does exist, but labeling conservative views “racist” dilutes the term

I was serious when I wrote … “I get physically ill. Seriously, I feel like I’m going to puke right now” when referring to the comments from MNSBC contributor and socialist Touré. AP at and Ed Morrissey at Hot Air both have posts on the subject I want to point you to, and we’ll introduce you to Kira Davis.

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True “human rights” exist simultaneously between people

The following is a repost from March, 2010. The post was not shared on Facebook since we did not have that feature yet, but now I ask you share it via email, Facebook, Twitter or the social media distribution method of your choosing. Onward… Read more