Beretta Biden’s Dukakis Moment

September 22, 2008

Beretta Biden’s Dukakis moment – wherein he appears as ridiculous as he would were he driving a tank wearing a little tin hat.


This Passes For Humor?

September 20, 2008

In one of the most contemptuous and boorishly vulgar personal attacks on Governor Sarah Palin yet, comedienne (I use this term loosely) Sandra Bernhard lashed out during the opening night of her one woman show in Washington, D.C.

Bernhard’s defenders insist she was being provocative, combative, humorous and disgusting. I tend to be more honest in my assessment.  She is a bitter, odious, abhorrent, repulsive, hideously unattractive X chromosome.

She warned Sarah Palin not to come into Manhattan lest she get gang-raped by some of Sandra’s big black brothers.  Her seething tirade continued, “Now you got Uncle Women, like Sarah Palin, who jumps on the s–t and points her fingers at other women. Turncoat b—h! Don’t you f–kin’ reference Old Testament, bitch! You stay with your new Goyish crappy shiksa funky bulls–t! Don’t you touch my Old Testament, you b—h! Because we have left it open for interpre-ta-tion! It is no longer taken literally! You whore in your f–kin’ cheap New Vision cheap-ass plastic glasses and your [sneering voice] hair up. A Tina Fey-Megan Mullally-broke-down-bulls–t moment.”

Keep it classy, Sandra, you embarrassing gutter snipe of a hag.

That’s McCarthyism

September 20, 2008

“This is insulting. This is embarrassing, especially to Gov. Palin, to me and I think it should be to every single New Yorker,” Assemblyman Dov Hikind, D-Brooklyn, told CBS 2 HD. […]

The groups sponsoring the rally against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaking at the UN were reportedly told, “it could jeopardize their tax exempt status” if they had Palin and not Clinton or Democratic VP candidate Joe Biden on hand. […]

“It’s an absolute shame that this has happened,” Hikind said. “To threaten organizations … to threaten the Conference of Presidents that if you don’t withdraw the invitation to Gov. Palin we’re going to look into your tax exempt status … that’s McCarthyism.”

Another Jewish group tried to step into the breach by inviting Palin to a different protest a day earlier.

“I’m absolutely appalled at the behavior of the Democrats,” said Bob Kunst of “I’m a Democrat and for the first time in my life I’m going to vote Republican. I can’t take it anymore.”

Wall Street, Main Street, You, Me And 700 Billion Dollars

September 20, 2008

With a congressional disapproval rating of 71%, the 110th Congress has a staggering emergency on its hands.  

As Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke laid out the frightening ramifications of the financial crisis, congressional leaders sat in stunned silence.

 “When you listened to him describe it you gulped,” said Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY). Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) said, “We’re literally maybe days away from a complete meltdown of our financial system, with all the implications here at home and globally.”  Dodd went on to describe the meeting this way, “Somber doesn’t begin to justify the words. We have never heard language like this. This problem began with bad lending practices.” Read the rest of this entry »

The Palin Effect

September 20, 2008

Excellent analysis by Noemie Emery in The Weekly Standard: The Palin Effect

Obama = Bush

September 20, 2008

Worth the read: Betting on John McCain, by Steven Landsburg, in The Atlantic.

2. McCain is not Bush. This came as a surprise to me. I’d been assuming, in my ill-read, uneducated way, that McCain had been complicit in most of the great travesties of the Bush administration and the execrable Republican Senate. I’ve learned that’s largely untrue. […]

Obama, by contrast, is in many ways a continuation of Bush. Like Bush (only far more so), Obama is fine with tariffs and subsidies. Like Bush, he wants to send jackbooted thugs into every meatpacking plant in America to rid the American workplace of anyone who happens to have been born on the wrong side of an imaginary line. Like Bush, he wants a more progressive tax code. [..] Like Bush, he wants more regulation, not less.

Obama: told to put a lid on it?

September 19, 2008

“Given the gravity of this situation, and based on conversations I have had with both Secretary Paulson and Chairman Bernanke, I have asked my economic team to refrain from presenting a more detailed blue-print of how an immediate plan might be structured until the Treasury and the Federal Reserve have had an opportunity to present their proposal.” – Obama

In other words, we know you’re in the middle of a heated campaign, but please, enough of the hysterics about the economy, we don’t need you spooking the horses any more than they already are.