Edwards and Marcotte sittin’ in a blog part II

February 7, 2007 by · 1 Comment
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Seriously – you’ve GOT to see the dramatic rendition of the very Pandagon blog post I quoted Monday – Today’s Vent by Michelle Malkin.

Edwards and Marcotte sittin’ in a blog…

February 5, 2007 by · 2 Comments
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Ahhhh, the unholy union of John Edwards and the irrepressible Amanda Marcotte. No, it’s not a marriage – just one of the moonbattiest bloggers reporting for duty as John Edwards’ blogmaster.

This is both my first post to the Edwards blog and my announcement that I’m joining the presidential campaign for John Edwards for 2008. I’ll be taking over the job of Blogmaster (mistress?) over the course of the month of February.

The main two questions this brings up are: Why me? And why John Edwards?

Yes, indeed, why you? Do you have something on Edwards?

Michelle Malkin has wonderful coverage on this.

So Mr. Edwards – who is this lovely woman you have managing your blog?

One thing I vow here and now–you motherf*&#$rs who want to ban birth control will never sleep. I will f*&$ without making children day in and out and you will know it and you won’t be able to stop it. Toss and turn, you mean, jealous motherf*&#$rs. I’m not going to be “punished” with babies. Which makes all your efforts a failure. Some non-procreating women escaped. So give up now. You’ll never catch all of us. Give up now.

Okay, so would it be considered “irony” that Ms. Marcotte is “not going to be ‘punished’ with babies,” while Mr. Edwards has reaped all of his rewards directly from babies? We’ve got Hillary Clinton scootching past Edwards displaying her “maternal tendencies” and Edwards is employing one of the most anti-maternal bloggers on the internet. Only popcorn and Cherry Coke would complete this show.

Speaking of shows, don’t miss Hot Air Theater Presents Amanda Marcotte.

Mary Katherine Ham has more items of interest.

Mystery post of William Arkin

February 2, 2007 by · 2 Comments
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Where did that come from?

The Arrogant and Intolerant Speak Out
A Note to My Readers on Supporting the Troops
New Middle East Commander Correctly Stays in His Lane

See that post tucked in the middle – it wasn’t there yesterday. In fact, The Arrogant and Intolerant Speak Out, only appeared on his side bar on the front page for a short time yesterday and the post itself was on the front page for a very short time.

I popped over there today and see the Arrogant post along with this new mystery post A Note to my Readers on Supporting the Troops. And the timestamps make it VERY interesting.

Arrogant timestamp: Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 02/ 1/2007
Note to my Readers timestamp: Posted at 05:31 AM ET, 02/ 1/2007

First comment under Note to my Readers:

You’re a jerk, Arkin.

Posted by: Matt | February 1, 2007 05:47 PM

First comment under Arrogant:

Being subjected to such things isn’t fun, is it?…

{snipped}

…Keep in mind how all your words affect them, not just the ones you direct at them.

Posted by: Matt | February 1, 2007 04:08 PM

Now, it’s not so much that the timestamp of the comment on Arrogant comes before that of the Note to my Readers first comment – it’s the question of where are all the comments that were there before 4:08 PM yesterday for Arrogant and why were they removed? Is it because they want us to think that the “apologetic” Note to my Readers came first?

Leaning Straight Up analyzes the apology more closely.

Poetry at Michelle Malkin’s blog.

Could the religion of environmentalism have gotten it all wrong?

January 30, 2007 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Activism, Enviromentalism, Health, News, Politics 

Say it isn’t so!

The dark side of greenGreat interview with John Berlau about his new book, Eco-Freaks: Environmentalism Is Hazardous to Your Health in the Washington Post this morning.

Is Silent Spring responsible for the death of millions every year in Africa? Is the banning of DDT connected to population control? Wow, that one almost sounds like a moonbat conspiracy theory.

I quote in my book the late scientist and author Dixy Lee Ray as saying that for many enviros, the problem with DDT was that it worked too well at saving lives. I refer to a passage by Alexander King, co-founder of the Club of Rome, where he said that DDT wiped out malaria in Guyana but “greatly added to the population problem.” There are many other statements like that in the book. Population-control guru Paul Ehrlich was and still is a big supporter of banning DDT.

Berlau even gives credit to Rush Limbaugh for spreading the word:

Q: Mr. Limbaugh famously dubbed environmentalists “tree-huggers” — do you wonder what he might say if he were to read the chapter of your book where you explain how tree-hugging leads to problems like forest fires, Lyme disease and even increased air pollution?

A: I imagine he would say some things that were very profound, just as he has all these years about the tragic effects of the DDT ban. He deserves credit for bringing the facts to millions of Americans. Now the New York Times editorial page and the World Health Organization have to some degree followed his lead and endorse DDT spraying to combat malaria in Africa. His constant stating of the facts is a significant factor in the millions of lives that hopefully will be saved from malaria.

How about this for a conspiracy theory – the floods in New Orleans were not Bush’s fault but the blame lies at the feet of an environmentalist group:

Louisiana group Save Our Wetlands persuaded a federal judge to halt the gates in 1977 because of the alleged damage they could do to fish, even though the project had already been granted a thumbs-up in a review from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Save our Wetlands indeed.

Those babies came through for John Edwards

January 27, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Take a lookie at this post by DPGI

And now for something from the Edwards 08 camp:

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I love ya man

John Edwards is running for president because he wants to build an America that lives up to its promise — one where we all share in prosperity at home and one that shows real moral leadership around the world.

Do you think VP Cheney's had enough of Wolf Blitzer?

January 25, 2007 by · 4 Comments
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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdiUXbb54qU]

The full written transcript is here – below is an expanded version of the YouTube video.

BLITZER: Do you think Hillary Clinton would make a good president?
CHENEY: No, I don’t.
BLITZER: Why?
CHENEY: Because she’s a Democrat. I don’t agree with her philosophically and from a policy standpoint.
BLITZER: Do you think she will be president?
CHENEY: I don’t.
BLITZER: Who do you think will be?
CHENEY: I’m not going to speculate.
BLITZER: Will it be John McCain?
CHENEY: I’m not going to speculate.
BLITZER: He’s been very critical of you, John McCain.
CHENEY: Well, John’s a good man. He and I have known each other a long time and we
agree on many things and disagree on others.
BLITZER: He said, the other day — he said, “The president listens too much to the vice
president. Of course, the president bears the ultimate responsibility, but he’s been very badly served by both the vice president and, most of all, the secretary of Defense.” That was John McCain.
CHENEY: So?
BLITZER: No reaction?
CHENEY: I just disagree with him.
BLITZER: He said, about the former Defense secretary, “Rumsfeld will go down in history,
along with NcNamara, as one of the worst secretaries of Defense –”
CHENEY: I just fundamentally disagree. You heard my speech, when Don retired. I think
he’s done a superb job.
BLITZER: You know, we’re out of time, but a couple of issues I want to raise with you: your daughter, Mary. She’s pregnant. All of us are happy she’s going to have a baby. You’re going to have another grandchild. Some of the — some critics are suggesting — for example, a statement from someone representing Focus on the Family, “Mary Cheney’s pregnancy raises the question of what’s best for children. Just because it’s possible to conceive a child outside of the relationship of a married mother and father doesn’t mean that it’s best for the child.” Do you want to respond to that?
CHENEY: No.
BLITZER: She’s, obviously, a good daughter –
CHENEY: I’m delighted I’m about to have a sixth grandchild, Wolf. And obviously I think the world of both my daughters and all of my grandchildren. And I think, frankly, you’re out of line with that question.
BLITZER: I think all of us appreciate –
CHENEY: I think you’re out of line.
BLITZER: We like your daughters. Believe me, I’m very sympathetic to Liz and to Mary. I
like them both. That was a question that’s come up, and it’s a responsible, fair question.
CHENEY: I just fundamentally disagree with you.
BLITZER: I want to congratulate you on having another grandchild.
Let’s wind up with the soft stuff (ph)– Nancy Pelosi. What was it like sitting with her last
night as opposed to Dennis Hastert?
CHENEY: I prefer Dennis Hastert, obviously. I like having a fellow Republican in the
Speaker’s chair. Nancy’s now the speaker of the House. We had a very pleasant evening.
BLITZER: But it’s different to have a Democrat–
CHENEY: Sure, it’s different. They have — yeah, but it’s the way it’s been during most of my career in Congress. I didn’t find it all that surprising or startling.
BLITZER: How do you feel?
CHENEY: Good.
BLITZER: Mr. Vice President, thank you
END

This just in: Kerry will not run but the real question is…

January 24, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Will we be graced with an inspiring video from him on YouTube? More as this story develops.

If you read from the bottom up, you see that the “botched joke” is to blame.

Kerry to bow out of ’08 presidential race

By Rick Klein, Globe Staff | January 24, 2007

WASHINGTON –Senator John F. Kerry plans to announce today that he is bowing out of the 2008 presidential race, and will instead remain in Congress and seek reelection to his Senate seat next year, according to senior Democratic officials.

Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat, plans to say he will remain in the Senate to recommit himself to efforts to extricate the United States from the war in Iraq. His decision to stay out of the presidential race reflects a realization that he would have had an uphill climb in capturing the Democratic nomination, given the other party heavyweights who are already in the race, according to the officials, who spoke to the Globe on condition of anonymity.

Kerry, the party’s 2004 presidential nominee, has been acting like a 2008 candidate virtually since he lost to President Bush — traveling the country, spreading money to other Democratic candidates, and keeping in place a campaign infrastructure that was ready for another presidential bid.

But according to Kerry associates, the senator’s plans changed dramatically in the fallout of his election-eve “botched joke” about the education levels of US troops. The harsh reaction to that incident — from many Democrats as well as Republicans — displayed to Kerry the extreme skepticism within his own party about whether he should mount another run.

More here

So basically, he decided to run before he decided not to run. <–Now that’s a botched joke.

update.png HotAir has pictures!

State of the Union Address Poll

January 24, 2007 by · 3 Comments
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Allah Pundit is running a poll at HotAir.com “What did you think of the State of the Union Address last night?” As of 6:53 am ET, the poll numbers are running: 69% It was great; 21% it was OK; and 10% It was poor.

Add your vote to the poll.

SOTU discussions, videos and more here:

State of the Union: The biggest non-event of the year (HotAir.com)

and here:

Michelle Malkin

and here:

Church and State -State of the Union from the Left & Right

Mom in Chief? Mom of the House? The political mommy-track

January 23, 2007 by · 1 Comment
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Betsy at Betsy’s page has a great post discussing the political mommy-track.

I guess there must be some people out there whose hearts melt at the thought of mothers running for public office and relate to women talking about what they learned from raising their children. I’m just not one of them. I think this is all code for saying that these women are more likely to want to spend government money for the children. That’s why Democratic mothers seem more notable than Republican mothers to the media.

And what does all this fuss say about men? That they don’t love and care about their children and grandchildren? George H.W. Bush, for example, is a man who clearly deeply loves his children and grandchildren. Was that a political plus for him? Who cared? We weren’t electing him as Dad-in-Chief. Would these same journalists who were so wowed by the sight of Nancy Pelosi’s grandchildren have felt the same way if Barbara Bush had run for office surrounded by her grandchildren? I doubt it.

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Some equal time for Gov. Richardson – sort of

January 23, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Governor Richardson announces his presidential exploratory committee on YouTube. The times – they are a changin’ (apologies to Bob Dylan) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4p7KL87heVQ]

In Espanol

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YofibCbPcRE]

Why didn’t Hillary and Barack think of that?

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