Thursday, April 16, 2009

Susan Boyle Overnight International Singing Sensation

An amazing video of 47 Year old Susan Boyle's performance on Britain's Got Talent has gone viral with over 15 million hits on YouTube. Never married, unemployed (but still looking) Miss Boyle's life has been instantly transformed by her appearance on the hit British TV show that was taped before a live audience last January.

Susan Boyle appeared on the CBS Early Show which gave the world a glimpse into the life of the onetime kareoke singer turned superstar.

Watch CBS Videos Online

And after her sensational performance on Britain's Got Talent, Susan Boyle now has a Fan Site up on the web. Audio from the only previously known CD featuring the singing talent of Susan Boyle was uncovered by the Daily Record and posted on her Fan Site. The recording was done in 1999 according to the Daily Record and produced as a fund raiser for a local charity. Only 1000 copies of the CD were published according to the Record. Here you can listen to Susan crooning the ballad, Cry Me A River. -- Another flawless performance.

When you first see Miss Boyle in the YouTube video she seems very ordinary and unremarkable but within this woman are the makings of a star. She has such raw talent, that she amazes sardonic hosts Simon Cowell, Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden who initially greet her appearance with a combination of scoffing and patronage, a reaction shared by the in-studio audience. Those initial reactions are soon put to flight as Susan gives a flawless rendition of I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables. In one breath Susan Boyle from West Lothian in Scotland transformed a theatre filled with world-weary cynics into a standing, cheering, clapping gathering of true believers.

The amazing video of Miss Boyle's appearance on Britain's got Talent is available here.

The world dismissed her entirely, but God had other plans for Susan Boyle from West Lothian, Scotland. As written over three thousand years ago, the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. (1 Samuel 16:7b)

Obama Requests Georgetown University Cover Up Name Of Jesus, Administrators Happily Comply

More hope and change for the masses: In preparation for the President's speech on the economy, the White House requested Georgetown University cover up the monogram IHS, (the name of Jesus Christ) inscribed on a pediment behind the stage of Gaston Hall where Mr. Obama would speak. University Administrators quickly complied with the Presidential request and hurriedly set about work to cover up the troublesome name of Christ at their University.

IHS before BHO.
Run by the Jesuit order, Georgetown University is considered one of the most prestigious Catholic centers of higher education in the nation. CNS News quotes Julie Green Bataille, associate vice president for communications at Georgetown, The White House wanted a simple backdrop of flags and pipe and drape for the speech, consistent with what they’ve done for other policy speeches. During his speech Mr. Obama made no mention Jesus Christ, but he did quote one of His parables. The parable of the man who built his house on sand and another who built his house upon a rock. How appropriate.

IHS after BHO.

Of course Georgetown couldn't possibly turn down the request. I mean it IS such a prestigious University. They just couldn't say no to Obama. He might become offended and not show up! How embarassing would that be? Can you imagine the banter and chattering that would go on at the next soiree of the Georgetown cocktail party set? Why if they blew their big chance to have Obama speak at Georgetown over the name of the Savior inscribed in gold behind the stage, how could they ever in a million years live that faux pas down?

How telling it is on the state of the church today that such a request would ever be considered.

There are Catholics who still consider the Name of Jesus Christ to be the Name above all names.
Unfortunately, they are not the ones running Georgetown University today.

The Catholic encyclopedia writes, At the Holy Name of Jesus we uncover our heads, and we bend our knees; it is at the head of all our undertakings, as the Emperor Justinian says in his law-book: In the Name of Our Lord Jesus we begin all our consultations.

As the Catholic encyclopedia notes the Name of Jesus invoked with confidence:

brings help in bodily needs, according to the promise of Christ: "In my name They shall take up serpents; and if they shall drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them: they shall lay their hands upon the sick, and they shall recover". (Mark 16:17-18) In the Name of Jesus the Apostles gave strength to the lame (Acts 3:6; 9:34) and life to the dead (Acts 9:40).

It gives consolation in spiritual trials. The Name of Jesus reminds the sinner of the prodigal son's father and of the Good Samaritan; it recalls to the just the suffering and death of the innocent Lamb of God.

It protects us against Satan and his wiles, for the Devil fears the Name of Jesus, who has conquered him on the Cross.

In the Name of Jesus we obtain every blessing and grace for time and eternity, for Christ has said: "If you ask the Father anything in my name he will give it you." (John 16:23) Therefore the Church concludes all her prayers by the words: "Through Our Lord Jesus Christ".

So the word of St. Paul is fulfilled: That in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those that are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth. (Philippians 2:10).
(Photos from Wikimedia and CNSNews)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tea Parties Around The Country

Here's a sampling of video from protests across the country.

Gateway Pundit addresses crowd of 10,000 in St. Louis, MO with his "We Got Problems" speech.

Washington, D.C.

Tea Party in Concord, NH.

CNN reporter Susan Roesgen encounters some turbulence in her fly-by of the Tea Party held in Chicago. Says Roesgen of the Tea Party Goers, I think you get the general tenor of this. It's anti-government, anti-CNN since this is highly promoted by the right-wing conservative network Fox.

Sacramento, California. Fox News response to Susan Roesgen with Neil Cavuto.

Meanwhile Obama says he is unaware of Tea Parties.

Tea Party In Downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma

Just returned from a Tea Party held in Downtown Tulsa. Local media covered the event attended by hundreds of people who filled out the Tulsa Courthouse Plaza to protest the wasteful, out-of-control spending spree going on in Washington. Local talk show host Pat Campbell from radio station KFAQ was one of the featured speakers as well as nationally syndicated commentator John Gibson. The crowd was friendly, cheerful and positive. One thing they all had in common was disgust for the hard left turn the Obama administration is taking in leading the country.

Here are more pictures from the event.

Volunteers from were on hand as was organizer Jai Blevens who was also a featured speaker.

Tea Parties Today Across The Nation

Nationwide Tea Parties are scheduled today for cities across the fruited plain.

You can go to TaxDayTeaParty to get a list of events planned from sea to shining sea. Here is the 2009 Google Tea Party Map.

View 2009 Tea Parties in a larger map

Beware of KosBots posing as journalists today. Leftist trolls drawing insipration from the rantings of DailyKos and other swamp fever sites plan to attend today's events as Tea Party crashers. Michelle Malkin and Tax Day Tea Party notes this comment posted on DK:

Tomorrow, my husband and I will be venturing into the wilds disguised as a news crew to do some in person interviewers with teabaggers here in Rhode Island (if we can find any) … We’re going to ask open ended questions that seem to have a slight conservative bent to (hopefully) get them to open up and just start ranting. Then, we take any examples of racism, hatred, ignorance, and stupidity that we catch on camera and make a little movie out of it. Probably a YouTube special. Here’s the list we have so far (Oh, how clever of you. Uh, huh, huh.)

* What are you celebrating (The Boston Tea Party), and can you explain its historical relevance? [We're hoping to get some hilarious flubs from this one]
* Do you approve of Michael Steele’s plan to expand the GOP through a “hip-hop urban-suburban marketing strategy”? [hoping to get some juicy racist stuff from this question]
* (as an intentional misunderstanding/follow up, presuming that someone complains about wasteful government spending) “So you disapprove of your tax dollars going to the Iraq War?” [should elicit some confusion] Anyways, it’s a start… but I’d love to have some suggestions for questions that sound fine, but should prompt an outpouring of crazy.

As my High School speech teacher would say, Never attribute to others the criterion you establish for yourself. To spell it out plainly for 'progressives', crazies and other LeftTards, just because you're an ignorant narrow minded racist, don't assume that others have the same twisted, polluted viewpoints on life as you.

Remember when you run into this sort of kool-aid fueled ignorance displayed by the disciples of Saul Alinsky, be nice, be pleasant, be all of those things that bring out the best in people. Maintaining your cool and managing to be pleasant while someone is acting like a petulant two-year-old will over time get them to re-think the sheer stupidity of their position.

GodSpeed and God Bless you today as you go out and make your voice heard.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Somali Pirates Hijack American Freighter - US Navy Sent In

The Maersk freighter Alabama was boarded and taken over briefly today by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden, as it sailed 215 miles off the coast of Somalia according to CNN and other major news agencies. After the mauraders took over the ship, a brief scuffle ensued and the crew was able to regain control of the cargo vessel. At last report, the ship's Captain, Richard Phillips had been taken hostage and was sitting in a life boat aboard the ship. The crew had taken one of the pirates hostage and attempted a hostage exchange for Phillips but the plan soured after the pirates failed to follow through with their end of the bargain.

CNN's Kyra Phillips talks to Ken Quinn, second mate on the Alabama about the ordeal.

Tim Crockett Executive Director of AKE Security talks about the methods modern pirates use to take over a large ship.

Latest update is that the pirates have left the vessel in the lifeboat they commandered during the ordeal. The Destroyer U.S.S. Bainbridge is reportedly on the scene. Commissioned on November 13, 2004 the Bainbridge is an Arleigh Burke Flight IIA-class guided missile destroyer PCU Bainbridge (DDG 96). The Maersk Alabama was carrying a cargo of relief supplies for USAID, WorldVision and Catholic Relief Charities and bound for the Kenyan port of Mombasa when it was intercepted by Somali pirates. The Maersk Alabama's crew has been involved in charitible work before as evidenced by this holiday event held for orphans in Tanzania last Christmas.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Central Italy Hit By Devastating Earthquake

The quaint medieval town of L'Aquila in Central Italy 60 miles northeast of Rome, was leveled in an early morning earthquake that registered 6.3 on the Richter scale. At last count, more than 92 people were killed, 1500 injured and over 50,000 were left homeless, as a result of the devastating tremblor that stuck the area just past 3:30AM local time.

SkyNews reports: Rescuers have been digging bodies out from the collapsed ruins of dozens of houses and emergency services said the death toll was "bound to rise". Gianfranco Fini, speaker of Italy's lower house of parliament, said entire towns have been "virtually destroyed" with 15,000 buildings off limits.

Video from France 24.

Five people were also killed in the village of Castelnuovo but civil protection officials said they feared the figure would rise. Guido Bertolaso, head of the Italian Civil Defence, said: "Many, many buildings have collapsed and there are people trapped inside.
"Emergency services are travelling to the scene and we are working on rescuing people who are trapped.

The London Telegraph reports that Italian scientist, Giampaolo Giuliani, had earlier warned residents of imminent danger from the quake and called on residents to evacuate their homes. According to the Telegraph Mr. Giuliani issued the warnings, after a build-up of radon gas around the seismically active area suggested a major earthquake was imminent. Several tremors had been felt in the medieval city of L'Aquila, around 60 miles east of Rome, from mid-January onwards, and vans with loudspeakers had driven around the city spreading the warning. But instead of heeding Mr Giuliani's warnings, the local authorities reported him to police for "spreading alarm" and he was told to remove his findings from the internet.

Our prayers go out to the people struck by this horrible tragedy at this time.
(Images from SkyNews and The Telegraph)

Sunday, April 05, 2009

UK Columnist On Obama Euro Tour: Isn't it time for him to go home yet?

American contributions to the world of literature and journalism include tongue-in-cheek, snarky commentary on the foibles and short-comings of public figures. The British on the other hand as erudite masters of the English language's capacity for precision, have developed the well-honed art of droll, and jocose commentary down to a science. Witness this latest example published in the London Telegraph by Ian Martin who notices, Barack Obama really does go on a bit.

Isn't it time for him to go home yet? It is good, in theory, that the new President of the United States is taking so much time to tour Europe. He arrived in London last Tuesday, has been to Strasbourg, Prague yesterday and now he's off to Turkey. It shows, I suppose, that he cares about the outside world and that is 'A Good Thing'. But his long stay means that we are hearing rather a lot from him, way too much in fact.

His speeches have long under-delivered, usually leaving a faintly empty sensation in this listener even though I welcomed, moderately, his victory last year as offering the possibility of a fresh start and a boost to confidence.

Yet, we are told that he is a great orator and in one way he certainly is. He does have a preternatural calm in the spotlight and a mastery of the cadences we associate with the notable speakers in US history - such as JFK and MLK. But beyond that, am I alone in finding him increasingly to be something of a bore?

Today, we were treated to another set-piece Obama speech, and my didn't he go on a bit? The crowd in Prague was huge, and initially wildly enthusiastic, but what he served up was not any more impressive than his damp squib in Berlin last year. Is there a computer which churns this stuff out for him? (Yes, that would be his teleprompter)

'For over a thousand years, Prague has set itself apart from any other city in any other place. You have known war and peace. You have seen empires rise and fall........'

Empires rising and falling, destinies being defined and a Golden City standing as a monument to unconquerable spirit... goodness, what a ham. When he really gets going he's worse than Tony Blair.

But Obama was only warming up. "When I was born," (Everything usually leads back to him, you'll notice)... "the world was divided, and our nations were faced with very different circumstances. Few people would have predicted that someone like me would one day become an American President." (Him again)...

....few would have imagined that the Czech Republic would become a free nation, a member of NATO, and a leader of a united Europe. Those ideas would have been dismissed as dreams". (Not by Ronald Reagan they wouldn't have been, when most of Obama's Democrat friends thought the then US President's robust approach to the Cold War made him a loony on the loose).

....freedom is a right for all people, no matter what side of a wall they live on, and no matter what they look like... (subtly this time, but right at the end the sentence leads back to him again).

The Obamas have handled their trip well and in their public appearances have been a credit to their country. But I'll wager that within a year or so he'll be marked down as a wind-bag.

The Great Divider: Pew Research Poll Shows Widest Job Approval Gap Ever For Obama

Claiming that he was a uniter not a divider President Obama's current job approval rates show the widest disparity of any American President in modern history. The Democrat President's job approval ratings among fellow party members are at 88% according to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press. While a majority of Democrats approve of Obama's job performance to date, only 27% of Republicans approve of the President's work as the nation's chief executive.

The Pew Research Center observed:

By comparison, there was a somewhat smaller 51-point partisan gap in views of George W. Bush's job performance in April 2001, a few months into his first term. At that time, Republican enthusiasm for Bush was comparable to how Democrats feel about Obama today, but there was substantially less criticism from members of the opposition party. Among Democrats, 36% approved of Bush's job performance in April 2001; that compares with a 27% job approval rating for Obama among Republicans today.

The partisan gap in Bill Clinton's early days was also substantially smaller than what Obama faces, largely because Democrats were less enthusiastic about Clinton. In early April 1993, 71% of Democrats approved of Clinton's job performance, which is 17 points lower than Obama's current job approval among Democrats. Republican ratings of Clinton at that point (26%) are comparable to their current ratings of Obama today (27%).

Lower approval ratings from members of the opposing party than either Bush or Clinton. That's gotta hurt.

North Korea Launches Missle Defying World Pressure

North Korea told world governments where to file their diplomatic protests, with a launch of a Taepodong-2 long range ballistic missile from their Musudan-ri launch facility located in the northeast part of the Communist country. The North Korean government calls the vehicle the Unha-2, but I call it the latest slap in the face by Kim Jong Ill to jittery neighbor states and concerned major powers, wringing their hands over what to do with their unstable neighbor. The launch of the "space vehicle carrying a communications satellite" is widely seen as a ruse to test the range capability of the Taepodong-2 to hit targets in the US.

The BBC reports An unidentified South Korean official told Yonhap news agency that the rocket did appear to be carrying a satellite. It is not clear whether a satellite was successfully put into space.

Not to worry, the UN jumped into action by approving a Japanese government request for an emergency session later in the day in New York. That should scare them. They'll probably Kim's daily shippment of caviar, champagne and cigars for one whole day after this latest stunt.

What can you do with a reclusive, xenophobic, backward little country armed to the teeth and run exclusively by a crazed lunatic whose every whim is law? Kim might be crazy but he's not stupid. He knows 'sanctions' don't apply to him. He knows he has the Chinese and Russians to on speed-dial to block the slighest talk of any talk sanctions imposed upon him.

While in Prague, President Obama issued a written statement regarding the missle launch, With this provocative act, North Korea has ignored its international obligations, rejected unequivocal calls for restraint, and further isolated itself from the community of nations.

Don't expect that anything will change with North Korea. It's just business as usual in this little dance with North Korea. International aggression is never stopped with rhetoric, and finger wagging is all the International community has in available in their arsenal right now. Tsk, Tsk.
(GeoEye Satellite Image from Fox News)

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Obama Bows Before King Abdullah At G20 Summit

Not the most gracious moment in tha anals of state protocol for a US President. President Obama gives Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom a curt but proper nod of the head as fitting for one head of state to greet a member of royalty. As members of the G20 summit assemble for a group photo, Barack Obama gives the Saudi monarch the kind of bow that would be appropriate for a serf greeting the Saudi King. Could it have been the jet lag kicking in?

Here's the compare and contrast video:

Here is the original video. The audio is in Spanish. Advance the video to 52 seconds where you will see the camera widen its shot. At 54 seconds you can watch 44th President of the United States bow low before a foreign monarch. The American Revolution in 1776 was about freeing citizens from such displays of subservience before royalty. (Remember 'All men are created equal' President Obama?) Did 52% of the electorate in this country who voted for candidate HopeAndChangeWeCanBelieveIn ever think he would bow like a footman before a Saudi Potentate? Is it amateurism or fealty that we are witnessing?

The Anchoress mulls the deep bend-at-the-waist bow of Obama.

I tend to take people at their word, until their behavior informs me otherwise.

Such is the case, here. President Obama’s own behavior has me wondering.

I don’t like this video. Spin it any way you like, Obama’s knee is bending, and the head is going very low, almost low enough to kiss a ring, but then Obama’s smooth movements become awkward and stilted, reflecting interrupted momentum - like a batter checking his swing. This looks very much like a man catching himself in mid-bow and suddenly remembering that he should not.

I think it was a checked bow.

What does it mean? Nothing good, I don’t think

The Brisbane Times carries the tale of Obama and the King: a right royal bow row.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Gordon Brown Declares Belief In 'Emerging New World Order'

Gordon Brown dropped the NWO bomb during his speech at the G20 summit today. Said the Prime Minister of the UK in a speech before world leaders attending the London conference, I think the new world order is emerging, and with it the foundations of a new and progressive era of international cooperation. This is the day the world came together to fight back against the global recession, not with words but with a plan for global recovery and reform.

Mr. Brown made his remarks as part of his announcement for a $1.1 Trillion economic rescue package to aid a sagging global economy and boost investor confidence.

The fact that Mr. Brown used this term in his speech before the gathered members of the summit should come as no surprise to anyone. Gordon Brown is very fond of the concept of a New World Order and has used the term on many public occassions such as, January 19th 2007, May 18th 2007, November 11, 2008, January 25th 2009, and so on, and so on, and so on. In fact Gordon Brown has become a veritible broken record and a bore on the subject.

If today there is a super-secret clique out there, with covert members, cryptic handshakes and decoder rings, trying to unify the world, they can count their cover long since blown because Gordon Brown just won't shut up about it. And when you really think about it, given the scope and breadth of communications that brings all of us closer than ever before, coupled with a secular world view that man's greatest hope is himself, where else do you think such a path will lead? For the secular-humanist, a unified world represents Valhalla itself. A veritible worker's/dreamer's paradise right here on planet earth. When earth and your five senses is all you believe in, and you think there is only sky above, where else could you possibly go with an earth-bound tenet?

That which has been is what will be, That which is done is what will be done, And there is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which it may be said, “ See, this is new”? It has already been in ancient times before us. wrote Solomon (Ecclesiastes 1:9-10). A world view where man posits himself as the culmination of everything that is good and possible was predicted a very long time ago. Do not let your heart be troubled in these times, because despite what you read in the headlines today, God is in control. Recognize that these things that you see happening around the world must occur as predicted before the true Messiah returns.The world is in the birth pangs of anticipation as the old world system is replaced with the governance that will rest upon the shoulders of the Messiah as predicted in Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Unlike His first arrival in the world when He came as a helpless babe; at His next arrival, (And I believe it is soon) He will come as King and Lord to destroy those who seek to usurp Him and His authority. He shall judge the nations with righteousness and mercy and establish His government upon the earth. 2000 years ago, He lived a perfect life before God and man and bore the sins of the world, was crucified, died, and was buried. He went into the depths of Hell itself where He freed the captives and rose again on the Third Day. Forty days after his Resurrection, he appeared to his disciples and to witnesses chosen beforehand by God. On the fortieth day He gathered his followers together, telling them not to leave Jerusalem but wait for the Holy Spirit to be sent by God. He Ascended into Heaven where He sits at the right hand of God and when He returns the whole world shall see it. As He says in Matthew 24:27 For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.

The world cannot be saved by politicians, stimulus packages, and climate change resolutions. This world only contains the problems, Jesus provides the answers to the world's problems. If Dear friend, you are not sure where you stand with God, you do not know Him or His genuine Peace that passes all understanding; call upon his name, pray this prayer, and invite His Son Jesus Christ to live and reign in your heart as King, and Savior, and Lord.

Heavenly Father I acknowledge that I am a Sinner. I have broken your laws and my deeds have separated me from knowing You. I am truly sorry for my sins and turn away from those sins. Help me each day to follow you. I believe that Jesus Chirst is your only Son. I believe that He died and shed His blood for me on the cross and rose again. I believe He is Alive today and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to be the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Cleanse me and forgive me, as I forgive those who have sinned against me. Lord God, send your Holy Spirit to live in me and guide me as I follow You each day. I thank you for the free gift of Salvation through Your Son Jesus Christ. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

If you have prayed that prayer, you are a new member of God's family. Welcome! You are a new creation in Christ!

As a new believer, find a church where you can enjoy fellowship with other believers. Pray for God's direction as you look for your new church home. Pray and spend time in the word of God. If you don't have a Bible, get one at your local Christian bookstore. Allow yourself to have a quiet time each day with God as you spend some time with Him. Even five to fifteen minutes each day will deepen your walk and intimacy with Him. Tell someone you know and trust about your new found faith in Jesus. Once you have settled in a church home, get baptized as commanded and exemplified by Christ.

And most of all, God Bless you.

Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. (Acts 4:12)

For 'whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.' Romans 10:13

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown Praises Obama's 'Renewed Hope' For The World

Joint Press conference in London by Prime Minister Gordon Brown and President Barack Obama before the G20 summit.

Daily Mail's Quentin Letts has a somewhat different take on the conference.

Some of the best quotes from Letts' article, Obama told a joke and Brown laughed... and laughed... and laughed... and laughed

The Prime Minister, appearing alongside Barack Obama after breakfast today, stared at his American visitor and almost shattered the TV camera lenses with his moony grin.

Mr Obama uttered a sentence. Mr Brown nodded. Mr Obama paused. Mr Brown froze, frowning. Mr Obama made a very slight joke. Mr Brown gassed himself, laughing for a good 30 seconds, eyelids fluttering like the wings of a soft-flapping Cabbage White.

Allegedly the most charismatic politician in the world, Mr Obama was a disappointment. It sounded as though he had a blocked nose and so his lack of energy may have been a symptom of a cold. Jet lag, too. He probably wished he could have stayed in bed.

He spoke slowly, in a meandering manner. Some might say that he was thoughtful and professorial. Others might call his manner circuitous, even yarny. Am I saying that he was a bore? Oh dear. I find that I possibly am.

Mr Obama fiddled with the cuff of one sleeve, Prince Charles-style, while Mr Brown hosed him down with treacle. The Prime Minister, fluffing with nerves in a couple of places, spoke of the president's 'leadership, vision, courage, dynamism, energy, achievements...'

Gordon praised and praised ... and praised and praised Obama
On and on it went. Stop, man! But he would not. 'A partnership of purpose, resilient, constant.' We were in total love mode. For his part, Mr Obama stared at Mr Brown with two weary, slightly glazed eyes, his mouth agape.

When Mr Brown let him get a word in, it was 'Gordon' this and 'Gordon' that. Mr Brown had by now turned his profile to us and it meant we could see the silhouette of his pouchy-cheeked, greedy grin. His lips puckered, forming the shape of a robin's beak, and he nodded slowly, repeatedly, at times even swallowing, so much was he salivating.

When he turned back to face us his eyes were narrow with creamy pleasure and he pushed forth his chin, stretching his lower neck. Now he placed his hands behind his back and bounced a half inch or so on the balls of his feet, relishing the sound of Solomon Obama's replies to a few questions from the Press.

How come you can't get this kind of angle from the American Press?

This article is a refreshing departure from the kind of salivating lap dog Press coverage the President usually gets from political factions posing as journalists like CNN.

Gordon praised and praised ... and praised and praised Obama On and on it went. Stop, man! But he would not. ---- Hilarious!

It's Sleepy Kitty Time

Time out from the world's problems for a cute video.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Joe The Plumber Speaks At 'Save My Ballot' Event

Union hecklers infiltrate a Save My Ballot event in Pittsburg. Despite some rounds of heckling by supporters of "Card Check" legislation that would take away the secret ballot when workers vote on whether or not to form a Union at their workplace, Joe the Plumber was able to speak to the crowd with a little help from the older gentleman who sat in front of the podium telling the hecklers to shut up.

Joe was articulate, succinct, to-the-point in his impromptu comments before a crowd comprised of supporters and a few hecklers and got his point across without the help of a teleprompter.