Sunday, August 31, 2008

In their own words

From an environmentalist website comes a list of what they see as wrong with Sarah Palin, under the heading "The eco-rundown on Alaska guv Sarah Palin, John McCain's veep pick". I am not onboard with intelligent design (assuming their point is true), but all of their other items sound like selling points to me:

Here are some quick snapshots of Palin's record on issues related to energy and the environment:

  • Opposed a statewide ballot initiative to prohibit or restrict new mining operations that could affect salmon in the state's streams and rivers
  • Has pushed to build a natural-gas pipeline from Alaska's North Slope
  • Got the state legislature to pass a bill to provide each Alaskan $1,200 to help with energy costs
  • Sued the Interior Department over its decision to list the polar bear as a threatened species
  • Has proposed eliminating Alaska's gas tax
  • Has pushed to open Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling
  • Has created a committee to forge Alaska's climate-change strategy, and has made Alaska an observer (but not a member) of the Western Climate Initiative
  • Opposes a windfall profits tax on oil companies
  • Was the ethics commissioner of the Alaska Gas and Oil Conservation Commission from 2003 to 2004
  • Lifelong angler and hunter
  • Husband is an oil production operator for BP on Alaska's North Slope
  • Started Alaska's Petroleum Systems Integrity Office, an oversight and maintenance agency for the state's oil and gas equipment, facilities, and infrastructure
  • Chairs the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, a multistate panel "that promotes the conservation and efficient recovery of domestic oil and natural gas resources while protecting health, safety and the environment"
  • Believes intelligent design should be taught along with evolution in science classes
Read their post and decide for yourself...

But some of the things that they find troubling are quite telling... "Life long angler and hunter"... My God, what other EVIL lurks in her heart? She wants to eliminate the gas tax? Oh, her husband in an Oil Enabler! The soul-less cad...

Hat tip to Curt at Flopping Aces

Back to the election

Following up on an earlier post, here are some suggestions:

BJ Olympics

Humor time....

See more funny videos at Funny or Die

I didn't know I was a Palinista

According to Maureen Dowd, I'm a Palinista:

I think you can get the gist of her Op-Ed (Op-Ed, really?) piece:

This chick flick, naturally, features a wild stroke of fate, when the two-year governor of an oversized igloo becomes commander in chief after the president-elect chokes on a pretzel on day one.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Friday, August 29, 2008

Viking-ish post

Because I'm half Swedish, and I really like Palin as the VEEP...

H/T to Ace

Exurban League art, Sarah as Rosie

Jon at Exurban League has come up with this great graphic... You should order his stuff!

Yes She Can!

And she hunts & fishes too...

Hunting and Fishing pictures stolen from BeldarBlog

I had been hoping that McCain would choose Palin. Although it might have been fun to watch Plugs drooling over Mitt's hair during a debate...

And the Obama camp didn't miss a chance to be smarmy:

"Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency. Governor Palin shares John McCain's commitment to overturning Roe v. Wade, the agenda of Big Oil and continuing George Bush's failed economic policies -- that's not the change we need, it's just more of the same," said Bill Burton, Obama Campaign Spokesman.

Where is Gov Palin?

From Ace of Spades:

A cool website named
FlightAware has tracked a Gulfsteam IV flight from Alaska to Ohio...

Now it could just be someone coming back from a fishing trip... but it could be Sarah Palin coming to town.

I can only hope.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


The latest John McCain add.... "Tiny":

And while I'm at it - McCain's "The One, Part II"

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Obama and Ayers

An add that BO is trying to keep you from seeing:

Via Michelle Malkin:

American Issues Project Responds to Obama Campaign’s Efforts to Compel TV Stations, Government to Censor Ad

Obama team fails to convince stations to kill ad in spite of threats, harassment and false claims

Washington, DC – August 26, 2008 – The Barack Obama campaign has resorted to a campaign of intimidation and legal threats to convince television stations and the federal government to force off the air an ad by the American Issues Project detailing the link between Sen. Obama and remorseless domestic terrorist William Ayers.

The Obama campaign has been contacting stations running American Issues Project’s ad in an unsuccessful attempt to compel them to pull the spot. The Obama campaign also sent a letter yesterday to the Department of Justice asking the government to investigate American Issues Project, its officers, board of directors, and donors. With no success on either front, the campaign has begun running its own ad in response. Notably, this ad fails to dispute a single fact in the American Issues Project’s initial ad.

“The Obama campaign knows it can’t argue the facts of the link between Obama and Ayers, so it is instead resorting to a desperate campaign of intimidation and legal threats,” said Ed Martin, American Issues Project’s president. “The scary question this raises is if Barack Obama demonstrates this little regard for free speech from his opponents during the campaign, what could the American people expect from him as a president?”

“The tremendous amount of time, money and effort the campaign is expending to run its own ads on the Ayers controversy and dispatch its hired guns all over the country – during the Democratic convention – speaks to the fear they must have that this issue is resonating with American voters.”

Read the rest at Michelle's blog

McCain uses Hillary Ad

Her 3:00 AM add is a springboard:

John McCain quote of the day

From an appearance with Jay Leno:

The approval rating in Congress is now down to 9%. That's blood relatives and paid staffers.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Kos is a Kapitalist?

So I surfed over to daily kos to see what their reaction is to The One elevating Biden to Vice-Savior... and what did I see? A message decrying my use of AdBlock. Yes, I'm apparently stealing from Kos.... (I've never, ever, seen anything like this a my usual right wing nutjob sites)

So, it's Biden

Joe Biden... The Senior wretch from Delaware.

Yes, that Joe Biden. Is that the best The One could do? He's had quite some time to think this through, he has labored mightily, and brought forth a mouse.

Yawn. Back to vacation.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Because you can't build Commie stuff...

without cement...:

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Mexico urged Venezuela to negotiate with its cement producer Cemex SAB on Tuesday after the Venezuelan government seized control of its cement plants saying no deal could be reached on the terms of a nationalization ordered by President Hugo Chavez.

Mexico's Foreign Ministry said its ambassador to Caracas delivered the message to Chavez's government after Venezuelan officials backed by National Guard troops took control of Cemex plants across the country late Monday.

Ambassador Mario Chacon urged the Venezuelan government to continue negotiations with Cemex under "the principles of dialogue, nondiscriminatory treatment ... and in agreement with the applicable legal standards," the Mexican Foreign Ministry said.

Hugo says: "We've nationalized the cement industries," Chavez said. "It was time."

I guess that means former Soviet Union architects are on their way.

As the proprietor at Little Green Footballs says, "Imagine my surprise".

Monday, August 18, 2008

The Pied Piper of MSMland...

From Theo Spark's place:

Gee - Didn't the original pied piper lead the RATS out of town?

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Light Blogging Ahead

Two both of my readers...

I am taking Mrs. Dangling Invective, and the wee Invectives on vacation. We are co-vacationing with Mr. and Mrs. Pool Bar and their offspring. In addition our mother and sister will be there.

So, this will either be a week full of fun in the sun, or ... We'll be putting the FUN in Dysfunctional Family.

Here's a tool to help in your correspondence with your family members.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Bravest Reporter... ever

By way of Hot Air comes this video of a Georgian reporter shot by a Russian or (more likely) an "irregular" of some sort. She's doing the familiar reporter on the scene standup bit, until she get's shot and receives a light wound.

I, for one, would be looking for a fresh pair of underwear - assuming I would even be coherent.

Latest Newsbusted

For your viewing pleasure:

Pearly Gate political humor

A man died and went to heaven. As he stood in front of St. Peter at the Pearly Gates, he saw a huge wall of clocks behind him. He asked, 'What are all those clocks?'

St. Peter answered, 'Those are Lie-Clocks. Everyone on Earth has a Lie-Clock. Every time you lie the hands on your clock will move.'

'Oh,' said the man, 'whose clock is that?'

'That's Mother Teresa's. The hands have never moved, indicating that she never told a lie.'

'Incredible,' said the man. 'And whose clock is that one?'

St. Peter responded, 'That's Abraham Lincoln's clock. The hands have moved twice, telling us that Abe told only two lies in his entire life.'

'Where's Senator Obama's clock?' asked the man. 'Obama's clock is in Jesus' office. He's using it as a ceiling fan.'

Hat tip: Theo Spark

Bullish on Tourism

Mr. Bingley at The Coalition of the Willing has an interesting take on a particular tourist attraction in NYC.

It's apparently very popular....

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

USAF "Suspends" Cyber Command

Typical USAF Powerpoint Silliness

Well, this is just great. The newswires are screaming with news of how effectively the Russians have used cyberwarfare to attack Georgia.
But now news comes from nextgov via Wired that the United States Air Force "is about to suspend its controversial effort to reorganize its forces to "dominate" cyberspace." Can their timing be any freaking worse? And why is wanting to dominate a given terrain/battlespace "controversial"?

I was a little surprised when I first heard that this command was being organized as an Air Force command. I would have assumed that it should be a joint command with Navy and Army personnel. Prior to creating AFCYBER USAF had several different commands, seperate operating agencies, etc., doing similar work, so some consolidation makes sense. However in the Big Picture, it seems to me that I would want our network centric offensive and defensive operations under one big tent. If the President or SecDef wants us to creep into a jihadi server hosted in country X, or wants to "exfiltrate data" from the document management system of country Y's navy, I think they should be able to provide that "service"... And I think POTUS or SecDef should only have to keep one phone number on speed dial to do it.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Denver DOA...

LGF reports on weirdness in Denver: A man was found dead in a hotel room in Denver. He had a large amount of a white powder... his name was Saleman Abdirahman Dirie. Oh, and the Dems will hold their convention their soon.

I remember when a dead man in a hotel room with copious amounts of a white powder was just a lead in to an episode of Miami Vice:

The good old days

Update: The man is a Canadian of Somali ancestry (or an immigrant, I'm unclear which). And it was cyanide... a pound of the stuff. Awaiting toxicology to figure out why he died... as many as four days before his body was found.

Mecca Mad Science

Here's a video that's from Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). A 2005 interview with a man who insists that Mecca is the center of the planet... Then he gets ridiculous...

Monday, August 11, 2008

Equal Time for BO

I know I've posted a lot of McCain videos. Well, here's an Obama video:

McCain add... "Fan Club"

Who does Johnny Mac have doing these commercials? They're getting better!

Chi-Coms stop interview with Governor.. of Guam??

F'ing Commies:

An Australian reporter with ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corp.) attempted to interview the Governor of Guam. And the commies stop her.

Not the Governor of Cheng-whatever, or some other polluted Chinese city. The Governor of GUAM - you know, "Where America's Day Begins".

Hear the Aussie reporter here relay the story. (Windows Media Player)

Hat Tip: Theo Spark

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Italians snag 5

The Italians have arrested 5 on terrorism charges:

Five North Africans have been arrested in Italy on charges of conspiring to commit acts of international terrorism.

Police in Bologna say they arrested four Tunisians and a Moroccan and are seeking a sixth man.

They are investigating an alleged international terrorist ring, which they say recruited suicide bombers for Iraq and Afghanistan.
And how does a European country track terrorists and their recruiters?

Investigators had gathered information on the activities of the terrorist group through phone taps.
I certainly hope they had warrants for those phone taps...

Obama has flip-flopped on his waffling...

Ed Morrisey at Hot Air has a post on BO's second cut at responding to the war between Russia and Georgia:

Barack Obama has apparently reversed himself on what John McCain called a 3 AM moment, in reference to Hillary Clinton’s primary campaign ad. Originally, Obama had decided to castigate both Georgia and Russia over the outbreak of hostilities in South Ossetia, even while Russian bombs fell on Georgia itself. Today, Obama has changed his tune,

Go read the whole post at Hot Air

What, me worry?

`Nuff said:

Thanks to Theo Spark.

Obama jokes...

From The Telegraph, by way of 2blue4u at LGF, comes a piece about joking about BO... and some jokes about BO:


Craig Ferguson: "Barack Obama was in Germany" today, and "he did this speech and 100,000 people showed up. There were so many Germans shouting and screaming that France...surrendered just in case."

Jimmy Kimmel: "They really love Barack Obama in Germany. He's like a rock star over there. Impressive until you realize that David Hasselhoff is also like a rock star over there."

David Letterman: Signs Barack Obama Is Overconfident.

Proposed bill to change Oklahoma to 'Oklabama.'

Offered Bush 20 bucks for the 'Mission Accomplished' banner.

Asked guy at Staples, 'Which chair will work best in an oval-shaped office?'

Having head measured for Mount Rushmore.

Offered McCain a job in gift shop at Obama Presidential Library.

Jay Leno: "Of course, Obama's supporters got him his usual birthday gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh."

Jay Leno: "Obama's people are trying to portray McCain as cranky, and McCain is trying to portray Obama as arrogant, you see. And when Obama was asked what he thought about being called arrogant, well, he said he was 'above having to answer that question.'"

Jay Leno: "See Barack Obama on the news? He's becoming a workout fanatic. He's at the gym, like, twice a day, sometimes three times a day at the gym, yeah, according to his staff. Well, he has to stay in shape to do those flip-flops."

Jay Leno: "Barack Obama back from his big European tour. Did you see him in Europe? People were cheering him, holding up signs, blowing him kisses. And that was just the American media covering the story."

My personal favorite (actually a tie with the France surrendering one above) was from John Stewart (of all people):

But Mr Stewart made comedic hay during the Illinois Senator's international trip, mocking his progress through the Holy Land, where he said the candidate stopped "in Bethlehem to see the manger where he was born."

And now back to reality...

Russo-Georgian War

Map from the BBC
It appears that the slip-sliding is over, and it's now war.

Georgia states that they have withdrawn from South Ossetia and that Russian troops control the capital.

Drudge is linking to this story in the Daily Mail calling this The Pipeline War. Just as Not a sheep postulated in a post I linked to earlier.

Numerous outlets report that the Russians have bombed the Georgian capital of Tblisi, a pipeline, and a military airfield and/or the civilian airport in Tblisi. And the Russian navy is deploying to interdict military supplies going into Georgia.

France holds the presidency of the EU. While even the UN could rouse itself for a meeting on the weekend, the EU will wait:

France, which holds the EU presidency, announced that it would host a meeting of European foreign ministers early next week and an emergency EU summit could be held.

The European Union "strongly states its commitment to the sovereignty and the territorial integrity of Georgia and its internationally recognised borders and urges Russia to respect them," said a statement released by France.

The EU "underscores that the military actions (against Georgia) could affect EU-Russian relations," it added.

This war has been warming up for a long time. Here's a video of a Russian fighter shooting down a Georgian UAV:

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Which Candidate Said What?

As Russia and Georgia slip-slide closer to all out war, which candidate said what?

I strongly condemn the outbreak of violence in Georgia, and urge an immediate end to armed conflict. Now is the time for Georgia and Russia to show restraint, and to avoid an escalation to full scale war. Georgia’s territorial integrity must be respected. All sides should enter into direct talks on behalf of stability in Georgia, and the United States, the United Nations Security Council, and the international community should fully support a peaceful resolution to this crisis.

Compare that to:

Today, news reports indicate that Russian military forces crossed an internationally-recognized border into the sovereign territory of Georgia. Russia should immediately and unconditionally cease its military operations and withdraw all forces from sovereign Georgian territory. What is most critical now is to avoid further confrontation between Russian and Georgian military forces. The consequences for Euro-Atlantic stability and security are grave.

The government of Georgia has called for a cease-fire and for a resumption of direct talks on South Ossetia with international mediators. The U.S. should immediately convene an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council to call on Russia to reverse course. The U.S. should immediately work with the EU and the OSCE to put diplomatic pressure on Russia to reverse this perilous course it has chosen. We should immediately call a meeting of the North Atlantic Council to assess Georgia's security and review measures NATO can take to contribute to stabilizing this very dangerous situation. Finally, the international community needs to establish a truly independent and neutral peacekeeping force in South Ossetia.

Hmm. One starts with "I" and has the magical "now is the time", while the other is firm and coherent. Still not sure? Check the originals:

Obama, McCain

Via Michelle Malkin, Commentary does it better than me...

A war for oil? A thought on the Russo-Georgian war

When I see a blog with the name "Not a sheep", and the url, well, I just have to click. It's like an OCD thing, or something.

It's a Brit blog with well thought out posts. This post on the "hidden" casus belli ...oil. Or control of how it's transported:

Lead paragraphs:

It's odd, when the US lead force invaded Iraq to rid the Country of Saddam Hussein the BBC was awash with "experts" and pundits explaining how this is all about oil. Yet when the Russians invade Georgia the word "oil" is not heard. Yet this invasion really is about oil.

In case you are not aware, Georgian oil can flow out of that country in two ways, either through Turkey and hence into Europe or through Russia. Putin wants to ensure that as much of the world's oil as possible flows through Russia's pipelines so he can have as much bargaining power and control over Europe's power supply. The Georgians know that their independence relies as much as anything on the continued use of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, a pipeline that connects the Caspian Sea's oilfields to Baku, then to Tbilisi and finally onto the Haydar Aliyev oil Terminal in the Turkish port of Ceyhan.

As I posted earlier, I see a harmonic of Nazi justifications for the Sudetenland invasion. "Not a goat" does me one better... He see similarities in the reactions to Russia's aggression:

I heard someone on Radio 4's Question Time last night saying that this invasion was all the West's fault (especially the Americans) for being so triumphalist at the ending of the Cold War and by humiliating Russia. These are very similar to the excuses that were made in the early 1930s for Nazi Germany; Germany was humiliated after the First World War by the terms of the Treaty of Versailles and so it is understandable that they want to assert themselves and invade Austria, the Sudetenland, Czechoslovakia etc.

As the saying in the blogosphere goes, "Read the whole thing"....

Friday, August 8, 2008

Dachshund diver

Tonight we are watching the tape-delayed Opening Ceremonies for the 2008 Olympics. I haven't noticed if the diver featured in this video is among them!

Newsbusted for August 8

I think I like this too much... Maybe there's a Federal program that will help me?

Congressional Races of Note

Michelle Malkin has been reporting on LTC Bill Russell for some time. I like this guy. I wish he were running in my district.

He has retired from the Army, and can now actively campaign... so he shows up on his Harley, at 12:07 AM on the first day he can legally campaign. How cool is that?

Link up with LTC Russel... especially if you are in PA-12!

And another soldier candidate I wish I could vote for: Allen West for FL district 22. I find his story down right inspiring. He basically trashed his career to try to keep his men safe. Now that's moral authority.

And while I'm at it, visit the Iraq Veterans for Congress website. I'm sure they can help you spread your donations!

A new McCain ad...

This add does get the point across, but it's old fashioned... I don't think it's as effective as the two adds we saw earlier from the McCain camp:

Not quite "Some damned fool thing in the Balkans"...

But this could be close. Russian tanks have been sent in to South Ossetia… which is actually a northern part of Georgia.

The Georgians have been fighting “separatists” with ties to Russia for years. It appears that Putin and his meat-puppet are becoming even more transparent:

Russian tanks have entered Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia, says Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili.

Georgia has been fighting separatists with ties to Russia in order to regain control of the province, which has had de facto independence since the 1990s.

Georgia is reported to have said any involvement of Russian forces in the conflict will result in a state of war.

Amid international calls for restraint, Russia's president promised to defend Russian citizens in South Ossetia.

Moscow's defence ministry said more than 10 of its peacekeeping troops in South Ossetia had been killed and 30 wounded in the Georgian offensive. At least 15 civilians are also reported dead.

Sounds too much like protecting ethnic Germans in the Sudetenland to me.

Medvedev believes the presence of a Russian is all the authority he needs:

Amid reports of Russian deaths, President Dmitry Medvedev said: "I must protect the life and dignity of Russian citizens wherever they are," Interfax news agency reported.

In a word: “Uh, oh.”

The Obama Salute

USNews and World Report's Washington Whispers has a bit on the new Obama salute:

With thanks to Hot Air

Update: Baldilocks points out the similarity to a gesture used by a cult-like group lead by a mad man from the original Star Trek show...

Update 2: Ace has the best version of the above yet...

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Reconquista, 2008

I came across this at Michelle Malkin's blog:

Mexican soldiers cross border into US, hold Border Patrol agent at gun point...

A U.S. Border Patrol agent was held at gunpoint Sunday night by members of the Mexican military who had crossed the border into Arizona, but the soldiers returned to Mexico without incident when backup agents responded to assist.

Agents assigned to the Border Patrol station at Ajo, Ariz., said the Mexican soldiers crossed the international border in an isolated area about 100 miles southwest of Tucson and pointed rifles at the agent, who was not identified.

WTF? Were these "soldiers" running security for some coyotes or drug smugglers? And what will the intrepid folks at Foggy Bottom do about this? Apparently, not much:

State Department spokeswoman Nicole Thompson said Tuesday that the department had no information on the incident, and referred further questions to the Border Patrol. "It is not an incident that we are aware of," she said.

Had this been an "innocent" incursion, where the soldiers were in pursuit of someone, I could understand it. However the fact that they held an agent of the US Government at gun point until US reinforcements arrived points to something more nefarious.

I guess we're really nailing this border security thing.

Go here asap...


`Nuff said.

As the Brits say "Take him down"

Bin Laden's driver has been convicted on some counts, acquitted on conspiracy charges.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Landmark Chemistry Breakthrough Might Yield Results in 50 Years

He does look professorial, doesn't he?

College professors are smart. Ones that do research are very smart. Ones at MIT that do research are likely to be brilliant. A chemist at MIT seems to be beyond brilliant. His name is Daniel Nocera, and he is the Henry Dreyfus Professor of Energy at MIT and senior author of a paper describing a revolutionary process in the July 31 issue of Science.

The screen cap above is from MIT's website discussing the paper. In a nutshell, the story states that instead of using large batteries to hold energy captured from the sun, we can now use the energy to break water into its components: Hydrogen and Oxygen. We can then use the hydrogen in our home fuel cell units. Read the story. We'll be hear when you're done.

Firstly, if this holds up it is nothing short of brilliant science. If, that is, it holds up. Recall the "cold fusion" fiasco circa 1989. There's nothing like the lure of cheap energy to drive a story.

Secondly, the catalysts are characterized as cheap. Cobalt metal is fairly cheap at less than $40.00 per pound... and the prime suppliers are two Canadian mines. The other catalyst is platinum... at roughly $1,600 per ounce, a pound of the stuff is over $25,000. In a word: Yikes. And if memory serves, the primary suppliers of platinum are not as friendly as they could be...

Thirdly, this whole exercise is executed in order to get the hydrogen out of the water for use in the family, household fuel cell. What, you don't have one in the basement, between the furnace and that pile of laundry you've been meaning to get to? Well, I don't have one either. (I do, however, have many stacks, piles, bags and unsorted baskets of laundry awaiting my attention...) Some manufacturers are producing home fuel cell systems that extract hydrogen from liquid propane gas or natural gas. These home fuel cells are just beyond the testing stage. Panasonic has a new plant that manufactures a NG co-generation system. They produce a whopping three units a day. Stop the presses.

Good lord, there is nothing I'd like more than cheap electricity that doesn't turn the sky yellow. I'm not a global warming kool-aid drinker by any means, but what's there not to like about fuel cells and clean solar photo-voltaic cells? Nothing, except the sky-high costs of fuel cells and the horrendous strain on the environment that manufacturing solar panels causes.

Sure, I'd like to recharge my flying electric car in my own driveway... But it's not going to happen for a long, long time. Certainly not in the 10 years envisioned in the article.

Clearly, this research should receive funding to try to develop a deployable system. I wonder if there is a venture capitalist interested in making an investment?

I know that energy costs are through the roof. But to convert a house to this sort of energy system will be a huge investment. The payback in savings will have to be measured in years, not generations. I hope I'm wrong, but I just don't see this becoming a big thing within 10 years.

Long, dead snake... or long-dead snake?

According to the original poster at YouTube, this video documents his cousin's encounter with a near record-length anaconda...

Large dead snake:

Friday, August 1, 2008

Al-Qaeda Number 2 Man Down?

OK, so the report is from CBS, former home of Dan Rather, Mapes and the "fake but accurate" memos... But if true, this could be pretty big:

Shocka - Oily Obama flip-flops on OCS drilling

Gomer Pyle used to say "Surprise, surprise, surprise"... I think we're all out of "Surprise" when it comes to BO and his flip-flopping. This guy has more positions than a Russian Gay porn star (or so others tell me...)

There is very little on BO's website about drilling for oil... In fact, if you follow the link you'll see that he's more into blaming the futures traders... Oh, and the shibboleth about forcing the oil companies to drill on the leases they have... The "drill where it ain't" approach to oil exploration... just in case I missed it, I Googled his site for more on drilling, only to get hits from the "" swamps.

But now word from Hot Air is his opposition is apparently waning...

Republican House Members Gone Wild

Go to Hot Air and see what a thread looks like... when it is on its way to 1,000 comments...

The House adjourned, but the Republicans did not. It might be juvenile, but their "demonstration" may have some long term sting... But more likely it will be forgotten by Monday.

On the good news side, Rep John Culberson (R, TX) is really leveraging new technology. He twittered from his crackberry, and used qik to push a video out.

A pair of McCain adds

The McCain camp is out with a couple of adds...

First "The One"

Next an add addressing Latinos:

Here's a translation of the add, courtesy of Hot Air:

CHYRON: The World According To Barack Obama

BARACK OBAMA: Tonight I speak to you not as a candidate for President, but as a citizen; a proud citizen of the United States and a fellow citizen of the world.

CHYRON: But Entire Nations Were Forgotten!

BARACK OBAMA: France, Berlin, Hamburg, Britain, Kandahar, London, Rwanda, Iran, Bangladesh…

CHYRON: Where Was Latin America Left?

BARACK OBAMA: Karachi, Beijing, the former Soviet Union, Pakistan, Paris, Bali, Russia, Chad, Zimbabwe…

CHYRON: And Latinos?

BARACK OBAMA: Afghanistan, Somalia, Darfur, Belfast, South Africa, Madrid, Europe, Burma, Amman…

CHYRON: Maybe He Forget About Us?


I like both adds, but the first "works" more for me, but then again, I'm not Latino.