Saturday, June 28, 2008
Nelson Mandela, the terrorist jailed in 1964 by the racist South African government, has been idolized and lionized by the Left for a long time.
Now, his 90th birthday gave way to a concert in London's Hyde Park that the Left just had to love, despite it being a huge bust. The Left seems to love celebrating terrorists.
Stars pay tribute to Mandela
U.S. actor Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith introduce the 46664 concert in honour of Nelson Mandela in Hyde Park, London June 27, 2008. The event was organized to raise funds for Nelson Mandela's HIV/AIDS "46664" campaign, named after his prison number. Exactly 46,664 people were expected to attend the event, which also celebrates the former South African president's 90th birthday on July 18.
Stars of the screen, stage and sporting arena have paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, whose visit to London was overshadowed by events in Zimbabwe where disputed elections have just ended.
Hollywood actor Will Smith hosted a birthday celebration concert in front of Mandela, who turns 90 next month, and nearly 50,000 cheering fans in London's Hyde Park.
It is shocking that Barry Osama Obama was not in attendance. After all, most of his close friends are terrorists.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Finally, some sanity from the British people: a new poll finds that "global warning," or, as the Left now likes to call it, "climate change," is a huge joke.
Maybe the sick minds of the Left can shut up about this now.
Poll: most Britons doubt cause of climate change
The majority of the British public is still not convinced that climate change is caused by humans - and many others believe scientists are exaggerating the problem, according to an exclusive poll for The Observer.
The results have shocked campaigners who hoped that doubts would have been silenced by a report last year by more than 2,500 scientists for the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which found a 90 per cent chance that humans were the main cause of climate change and warned that drastic action was needed to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
The findings come just before the release of the government's long-awaited renewable energy strategy, which aims to cut the UK's greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent over the next 12 years.
The poll, by Ipsos MORI, found widespread contradictions, with some people saying politicians were not doing enough to tackle the problem, even though they were cynical about government attempts to impose regulations or raise taxes. In a sign of the enormous task ahead for those pushing for drastic cuts to carbon emissions, many people said they did not want to restrict their lifestyles and only a small minority believe they need to make 'significant and radical' changes such as driving and flying less.
'It's disappointing and the government will be really worried,' said Jonathon Porritt, chairman of the government's Sustainable Development Commission. 'They [politicians] need the context in which they're developing new policies to be a lot stronger and more positive. Otherwise the potential for backlash and unpopularity is considerable.'
There is growing concern that an economic depression and rising fuel and food prices are denting public interest in environmental issues. Some environmentalists blame the public's doubts on last year's Channel 4 documentary The Great Global Warming Swindle, and on recent books, including one by Lord Lawson, the former Chancellor, that question the consensus on climate change.
However Professor Bjorn Lomborg, author of The Skeptical Environmentalist, said politicians and campaigners were to blame for over-simplifying the problem by only publicising evidence to support the case. 'Things that we do know - like humans do cause climate change - are being put in doubt,' said Lomborg. 'If you're saying, "We're not going to tell you the whole truth, but we're going to ask you to pay up a lot of money," people are going to be unsure.'
In response to the poll's findings, the Department for the Environment issued a statement: 'The IPCC... concluded the scientific evidence for climate change is clear and it is down to human activities. It is already affecting people's lives - and the impact will be much greater if we don't act now.'
Check out that last paragraph: the response to the poll from the sickos and liars who perpetuate this baloney is "fuck them, because we know better."
The left knows no bounds of their elitist bullcrap.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Jim Johnson has quit today as Obama's moron, er, VP picker.
It took...what?...24 hours? Obama is getting good at throwing his sordid friends under the bus.
Johnson Quits Obama's Vice Presidential Search Team
June 11 (Bloomberg) -- Former Fannie Mae Chairman James Johnson said he has quit Senator Barack Obama's vice presidential search committee after the Wall Street Journal reported he may have received preferential mortgage terms from Countrywide Financial Corp.
Johnson said that while he has done nothing wrong, he left to avoid being a hindrance to Obama, the presumptive Democratic nominee.
``I would not dream of being a party to distracting attention from that historic effort,'' he said in a statement. ``I believe Barack Obama's candidacy for president of the United States is the most exciting and important of my lifetime.''
Johnson's ties to Countrywide became a campaign issue after Republicans pointed out that Obama had been critical of the mortgage lender in campaign speeches. Johnson's role as a political insider also contrasted with Obama's pledge to bring change to Washington.
Johnson, 64, said that ``blatantly false statements and misrepresentations'' were written about him.
``Jim did not want to distract in any way from the very important task of gathering information about my vice presidential nominee, so he has made a decision to step aside that I accept,'' Obama said in an e-mailed statement.
Obama said he is ``confident'' his vice presidential search process will produce ``a number of highly qualified candidates'' in coming weeks.
Johnson was part of a three-person team, along with Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of the late President John F. Kennedy, and former Deputy U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who were tapped to help vet prospective running mates for Obama. Johnson, who ran Walter Mondale's 1984 presidential campaign, helped 2004 Democratic nominee John Kerry in his vice presidential search.
Angelo Mozilo, the chief executive officer of Countrywide, the biggest U.S. home lender, may have given Johnson and other friends good deals on mortgages, the Wall Street Journal reported on June 7, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter. The newspaper didn't provide any specifics on whether favors were granted.
Since then, Johnson's position on the search committee has drawn criticism from Republicans who noted that Obama, the presumptive Democratic nominee, repeatedly denounced Countrywide for its role in the subprime-mortgage crisis.
Obama is already becoming a mixture of Bill Clinton with his scandal-a-day presidency and Jimmy Carter with his gross inexperience.
My, would the world love him as President.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that Obama VP vetter Jim Johnson, who once headed up the government mortgage company Fannie Mae, was getting fat loans from his good buddies at Countrywide, the mortgage broker that is under federal investigation for criminal activity.
Top Obama Insider Tied To Countrywide, Ran Fannie Mae
One of Barack Obama top talent scout is deeply tied to the mortgage overload mess. Jim Johnson is one of three people appointed by Obama the head up the search for his vice presidential selection. The problem is that Johnson took at least five real estate loans totaling more than $7 million from Countrywide, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday. The loans to ohnson were made through an informal program for friends of the company's CEO, Angelo Mozilo, and were made at substantial discounts to prevailing market rates.
Johnson ran Fannie Mae from 1991 to 1996, and appointed Mozilo to Fannie Mae's advisory board in 1996. He reportedly made $21 million in one year while working for Fannie Mae. So he didn't exactly need that friends and family discount.
"That's the problem with bringing a Washington, DC, insider on board," ABC's Jake Tapper observes. "They're sometimes covered with the goop from the insides of Washington."
Eeks! Somehow, the regular media assholes (except for The Dimbulb at MSDNC) are covering this story, and making Obama look like the moron that he is.
When Obama came out in a press conference and defended Johnson, the media went nuts - for a change.
So, Johnson is only "tangentially" tied to the campaign. Heck, maybe Obama is "tangentially" tied to his campaign as well!
In response to another poor press conference where he could not get a crowd to cheer to "change" and "hope," the the media started to dig - and found gold.
First, US News & World Report slams Obama:
Barack Obama's Mounting Ethical Tone Deafness, Now With Jim Johnson's Mortgage Scandal
You have got to check out the lead editorial in today's Wall Street Journal. Sen. Barack Obama's tone deafness on unethical conduct is absolutely stunning.
In sum, the piece notes that Jim Johnson, one of the three people Sen. Obama chose to help him select his vice presidential running mate, received below-market interest-rate mortgages from Countrywide Financial while he was the CEO of Fannie Mae, and did not disclose the sweetheart deals to Fannie's board. This while he was pulling down $21 million in pay. Obama has called Countrywide's CEO—who arranged the special loans for Johnson—one of the people responsible for the mortgage crisis.
Compounding his problems, Obama has reacted in a manner that can only be called cavalier. From the Journal's editorial:
Yesterday, ABC News asked Mr. Obama whether he should have more carefully vetted Mr. Johnson and Eric Holder, who is working with Mr. Johnson on veep vetting. Correspondent Sunlen Miller noted Mr. Johnson's loans from Countrywide and Mr. Holder's involvement as Deputy Attorney General in the Clinton Administration in the pardon of fugitive Marc Rich. Said Mr. Obama: "Everybody, you know, who is tangentially related to our campaign, I think, is going to have a whole host of relationships. I would have to hire the vetter to vet the vetters."
This type of dismissive response to the campaign's growing list of corrupt allies, policy 180s, and broken promises is troubling at best and self-destructive at worst. Sen. Obama called himself "bone headed" for buying property at a discount from developer Tony Rezko. He should have sold the property back to Rezko for what he paid for it and repurchased it at market value.
Before he realized he could raise record amounts of money, Obama promised to accept federal financing for his campaign. Now that he's secured the nomination, he won't respond to Sen. McCain's calls to live up to that pledge. As reported by the New York Times, Obama outright lied to an Iowa audience this winter about passing a nuclear regulatory bill that never passed the U.S. Senate. Then, he accepted nearly a quarter-million dollars in campaign contributions from nuclear industry executives, while they lobbied him on the bill. What is the difference between that and accepting registered lobbyists' PAC money?
When is the GOP and when are the mainstream media going to notice? The Wall Street Journal is a good starting point.
As we like to say, HO-LY SHIT, BATMAN!
Next, The Washington Post had what to say:
Obama Defense of Johnson Raises Questions
The most important decision Barack Obama will make between now and the November election is the selection of a vice presidential running mate. That makes all the more remarkable his effort Tuesday to suggest that the people he has put in charge of helping make the decision are somehow not really part of his campaign.
Obama is on the defensive over his selection of James A. Johnson, the former CEO of Fannie Mae, to help lead the vice presidential search process, a role he played for John F. Kerry four years ago.
Johnson is drawing fire over his jumbo home loans from Countrywide Financial, a major actor in the subprime mortgage mess, that may have been below market rates. The loans were first reported by the Wall Street Journal. Johnson also has drawn criticism in the past for his role in generous compensation packages to executives of companies on whose boards he served.
At a news conference in St. Louis yesterday, Obama was asked about Johnson and the fact that the candidate has often criticized the activities of Countrywide. Rather than defend his choice, he sought to suggest that the role Johnson is playing is only tangential to his campaign and that it is impossible for the campaign to vet the vetters.
"Jim Johnson has a very discrete task, as does Eric Holder [another member of the VP search team], and that is simply to gather up information about potential vice presidential candidates," Obama responded. "They're performing the job well. It's a volunteer, unpaid position and they're giving me information, and I will then exercise judgment in terms of who I'll want to select as a vice presidential candidate. So these are folks who are working for me, not people who I have assigned to a particular job in the future administration, and ultimately, my assumption is, is that this is a discrete task they'll be performing over the next two months."
The distinctions Obama tried to draw raise other questions. Is he suggesting that Johnson, who is not paid, is exempt from campaign strictures that might apply to the lowliest paid staffers? Is he suggesting that Johnson, while overseeing some of the most sensitive work underway in the campaign, will act merely as a transmission belt for information scooped up from any and all available sources? Is he suggesting he would not select Johnson for a role in his administration? Or that different rules would apply to those he might select than those who play central roles in the campaign?
Johnson can certainly defend himself, if he needs defending. He is a skilled and discreet Washington insider and veteran political powerbroker whose advice and judgment are valued by people like Obama and Kerry and scores of other powerful politicians and business executives. Nor are all the details of the Countrywide transactions known, although the Journal story said Johnson received a favorable interest rate. A lawyer for Johnson told the Journal that the loans were within standard practice in the industry, given someone "of Mr. Johnson's background."
All of this will be sorted out in the days ahead. But in the meantime, for Obama to suggest that Johnson is floating in some outer orbit of his campaign raises questions about the candidate's willingness to deal forthrightly with controversy. Presidential candidates long have turned to trusted and loyal advisers and potential administration officials to help run vice presidential search operations. Is there any reason to think Obama has not done the same?
It looks like Obama stepped in the dog shit and now is shocked that his shoes smell bad.
The countdown is on...how long before Obama, feeling the heat, throws Johnson under the bus? Anyone want to bet this lasts but a few days?
Want to see what having the Downers in control of Congress leaves us? Besides higher taxes and more corruption, we have Dennis "The Live Toupee" Kucinich, who still believes that he can get President Bush and Vice President Cheney impeached.
Yep, with 7 months left in the Bush administration, Kucinich wants an impeachment trial.
Kucinich Offers Impeachment Articles Against Bush
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) introduced 35 articles of impeachment against President Bush on Monday night, reading the resolution into the Congressional Record.
Kucinich, who unsuccessfully sought the Democratic presidential nomination this year, unveiled a litany of alleged illegal and improper acts by Bush, including war crimes.
Kucinich has introduced a similar impeachment resolution against Vice President Cheney. That resolution was referred to the House Judiciary Committee, which has taken no action on the measure. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other top House Democratic leaders have stated that there will be no consideration of impeachment proceedings against Bush, calling the idea "off the table."
Kucinich and other liberal Democrats, including Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.), have sought the removal of the current administration, arguing that Bush and Cheney have lied to Congress and the American public about the reasons for invading Iraq in 2003 and abused their offices in order to conduct the "War on Terror" following the 9/11 attacks.
Why doesn't someone just tell Kucinich to sit down and shut the fuck up? Because he is just an annoying little scumbag, who has no worth as a human being.
Shut the fuck up, Toupee Boy. Or go back to Cleveland and do the world a favor and drown yourself.