23 September 2008

Wednesday 24SEP08

40 days to go.....

so anyway, Christopher Hitchens asks "Why is Obama so vapid, hesitant, and gutless?" Gabe over at Ace's place wonders out loud "Uh, is that a trick question?" Read them both, it's what all the cool kids are talking about.

Stanley Kurtz over at the Wall Street Journal has an excellent post up on Senator Obama's "executive experience":

Despite having authored two autobiographies, Barack Obama has never written about his most important executive experience. From 1995 to 1999, he led an education foundation called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), and remained on the board until 2001. The group poured more than $100 million into the hands of community organizers and radical education activists.
McQ of Q and O fame chimes in with this gem:
It's not just his "most important executive experience", it is his only real executive experience. Yet he doesn't mention it or tout it. Why?
Kurtz continues:
The CAC was the brainchild of Bill Ayers, a founder of the Weather Underground in the 1960s. Among other feats, Mr. Ayers and his cohorts bombed the Pentagon, and he has never expressed regret for his actions. Barack Obama's first run for the Illinois State Senate was launched at a 1995 gathering at Mr. Ayers's [sic] home....

The Obama campaign has cried foul when Bill Ayers comes up, claiming "guilt by association." Yet the issue here isn't guilt by association; it's guilt by participation. As CAC chairman, Mr. Obama was lending moral and financial support to Mr. Ayers and his radical circle. That is a story even if Mr. Ayers had never planted a single bomb 40 years ago.
[Editor's note: Ayers describes himself as "a radical, Leftist, small 'c' communist". Just sayin', that's all]

Speaker Pelosi isn't going to let the domestic drilling ban expire without a fight a few sneaky tricks:
As recently as last week, leading Democrats were saying that they didn't have the votes to renew the drilling ban; they are simply outpolled on this issue two-to-one. Now they are hoping the crisis on Wall Street distracts the public long enough for them to extend the ban. (And make no mistake: Their plan, which locks up 90 percent of America's offshore oil and gas reserves, is an extension of the ban. That's why the New York Times editorial board and the Sierra Club, with a wink and a nod, have endorsed it.)
Cold Fury (actual) is all over it:
“Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats have made clear their desire to appease environmental extremists while fooling the American people into thinking that they support Republican efforts to open up America’s energy resources.”

Tar. Feathers. Pitchforks. You know the drill.
Off-topic, but pretty f'n cool, BlackFive has the 411 on one of the goodests parts of our tax dollars at work. Can I has one, pleez? I can think of several uses for this technology. Gimme one of those and those damn kids will finally stay off my lawn, for sure. Hellfires and Vipers are cool, but will this thing carry the GAU-8/A Avenger cannon (see also A-10)? That's the deal I'm lookin' for.

And, just 'cause you gotta have a "light-hearted" bit of info to just piss you off, Michelle Malkin brings us the tale of an eleven year old suspended from school for The Truth™.

It is indeed a crazy world in which we live.

more soon

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