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June 30, 2010

Where’s the little Hitler doll?

I’ve promised no politics over on my baby blog so I’ll have to share this over here. I saw this today at ABC Home in NYC in the children’s section:

In the kid section at ABC Home

Che and Trotsky, how many people did they kill between them?

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June 28, 2010

I would trade Mike Bloomberg in for him right now

The new mayor of Reykjavik, Iceland is quite a character. Maybe literally:

A polar bear display for the zoo. Free towels at public swimming pools. A “drug-free Parliament by 2020.” Iceland’s Best Party, founded in December by a comedian, Jon Gnarr, to satirize his country’s political system, ran a campaign that was one big joke. Or was it?

In his acceptance speech he tried to calm the fears of the other 65.3 percent. “No one has to be afraid of the Best Party,” he said, “because it is the best party. If it wasn’t, it would be called the Worst Party or the Bad Party. We would never work with a party like that.”

With his party having won 6 of the City Council’s 15 seats, Mr. Gnarr needed a coalition partner, but ruled out any party whose members had not seen all five seasons of “The Wire.”

And yet he’s less of a clown than our mayor. So there’s that.

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June 25, 2010

Newsflash: conservatives don’t usually hate Rush Limbaugh, Matt Drudge or other conservatives

The Washington Post has accepted the resignation of Dave Weigel whose beat was conservatives and the Republican party and who got into hot water this week after some comments he made on a liberal list-serv went public.

A lot of conservatives, such as Philip Klein, are on Weigel’s side in the situation.

Ben Smith has a good take, blaming the Washington Post for hiring a liberal blogger to cover conservatives.

As I noted in Philip’s comment section, I’m sure Weigel is a nice guy and yes, private comments taken out of context should not be the measure of the man. But it would be nice, in the fallout of all this, if the Washington Post hired an actual conservative to cover conservatives.

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June 23, 2010

Sit down for this one

I’m starting a baby blog. It’s launching later this week but I’ve already put up a deal for NYC parents so check it out: 212 Baby

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Sweet

Isn’t it kind of awesome that the new general in Afghanistan is the liberal favorite General Betrayus?

And the ousted general was an Obama-voting, Fox-News-hating softie.

I did think Gen. McChrystal had to go. Love Obama or hate him, he is the president and Commander-in-Chief. Giving the interview he gave to the Rolling Stone (!?!) was insubordination. I do find it odd that the same liberals who would’ve praised a general saying the same things about Bush are outraged at McChrystal’s comments about Obama. Wasn’t he speaking truth to power?

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June 22, 2010

Where’s home, exactly?

Mark Steyn has an amazing, must-read piece on where home used to be for Jewish people, and where it must be today.

I’ve written a little on this before. I consider myself an American above all else, but every Jew lives with the information that not so long ago, not even 100 years, in a time remembered by our grandparents, we were welcome nowhere. We were allowed to be slaughtered en masse. This does not mean we don’t owe a debt of gratitude to the countries which eventually saved us from all being killed. But it does me that we need to have an Israel to go to, one armed to the teeth and ready to defend us from all.

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June 18, 2010

It’s probably anti-Muslim to find this suspicious

EXCLUSIVE: Alert Issued for 17 Afghan Military Members AWOL From U.S. Air Force Base

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June 17, 2010

Yes, the speech sucked because we’re all so dumb

Headline: Was Obama’s Speech Over Our Heads?

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June 16, 2010

June 15, 2010

You will laugh. It is funny.

It has come to my attention that some people, ahem my husband ahem, haven’t heard the story of Alvin Greene, Democratic nominee for US Senate in South Carolina.

As it’s kind of awesome, I direct you to Jon Stewart summing it up (scroll down to the bottom video, or hell, read Allahpundit’s awesome post about it on the way down).

Posted by Karol at 10:00 PM | Comments (0)

I’m so glad we elected someone who speaks so well

“A few months ago, I approved a proposal to consider new, limited offshore drilling under the assurance that it would be absolutely safe”

“But a larger lesson is that no matter how much we improve our regulation of the industry, drilling for oil these days entails greater risk.”

Barack Obama contradicting Barack Obama, in the same speech.

Posted by Karol at 08:27 PM | Comments (0)

This is reminiscent of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

It just makes so much sense: Al Gore Cheats with Larry David’s Ex

He’s a blowhard millionaire environmentalist. She’s a blowhard millionaire environmentalist. She tries to be political. He tries to be a celebrity. There’s something very complementary about their union.

Jim Treacher disagrees.

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June 11, 2010

Because a 60 vote, filibuster-proof majority just wasn’t enough

Obama to POLITICO: Congress shares the blame for BP.

Wow, Obama is blaming the Democrat-controlled Congress for the spill?

Not. Exactly.

GET THIS:

In an interview with POLITICO, the president said: “I think it’s fair to say, if six months ago, before this spill had happened, I had gone up to Congress and I had said we need to crack down a lot harder on oil companies and we need to spend more money on technology to respond in case of a catastrophic spill, there are folks up there, who will not be named, who would have said this is classic, big-government overregulation and wasteful spending.”

He would have done something, you see, but those darned Republicans just keep getting in his metaphorical way.

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June 10, 2010

Say what, now?

I can’t believe UN officials would be on the take:

“The head of the World Health Organization says her decisions about swine flu were not influenced by advisers’ links to pharmaceutical companies, which were pointed out in a critical journal article this month.

Three scientists out of 22 who worked on the guidelines were named as having received some money from pharmaceuticals. The scientists did not work at the drug companies, but were paid for things like speaking at meetings sponsored by them.”

Who could’ve predicted this level of corruption at such an upstanding body?

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June 8, 2010

Quote of the Day

“Lindsay Lohan’s spent more time in court than Elena Kagan.”

-Dorian Davis

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June 7, 2010

Looking for a hot, “cosmopolitan” destination?

The NY Times recommends Ramallah in the West Bank.

Hat-tip Ark.

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Biggest criminal in government calls bankers “terrorists”

The saddest part is that that loser Charlie Rangel will probably be re-elected.

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