Franken wins, Coleman Concedes

Well, looks like the supreme court of Minnesota has ruled in Al Franken’s favor.  Norm Coleman did the smart thing and conceded; which I personally think was quite smart, seeing that the G.O.P. has quite the image problem right now. With the revelation of Standford’s affair, I think the G.O.P. just wants to avoid any conflict.

The reaction of the far right Blogophere was muted, with some notable exceptions; not surprisingly, they have nothing to say, so, they mock. Which is about normal for that crowd.  Although, Ed Morrissey; whom is one of the more intelligent Neo-Conservative Bloggers weighs in:

Norm Coleman has conceded.  He wants to focus on fishing more than the governor’s race for now, but I think he decided to stop now to preserve his viability within the state of Minnesota.  Probably not a bad decision for him personally.

Not to mention the viability of the G.O.P.; I mean, reality has not been too kind to that party. Is it Bush’s fault? Not entirely. Although, I will not lie to you all. That is a big part of it.

As always, Memeorandum has the round up of reactions.

The Southern Avenger on “Mark Sanford and the Right”

Synopsis: When South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford admitted his infidelity, many in the GOP establishment at both the state and national level were happy to witness the possible downfall of a prominent conservative who made them look bad by comparison.

Honduras Arrests and tosses it’s President

Fausta over at Fausta’s blog is doing a one heck of a bang up job of following this situation down there.

From what I have been able to extract from the various news reports is that the President of Honduras got this bright idea that He was going to start running that Country like Venezuela’s President runs his, and the Courts over there said, “Oh no you don’t!” and ordered him arrested and tossed out of the Country.

So…. It looks like that Country is going to be finding a new President. AllahPundit Predicts that there will be military action from Vanezuela’s President, thus making headaches for President Teleprompter. Eh, I say ol’ floppy ears wanted the damn job bad enough; enough to ruin peoples lives, and lie about his citizenship; So, let him deal with the headaches.

As always Memeorandum has the roundup.

Tisk Tisk; Mr. Stone, Bad Form….

Normally, as a Free Speech advocating libertarian kind of a Conservative; I do not have a problem with people speaking their minds. But this sort of idiotic nonsense is totally uncalled for:

Film producer/director Oliver Stone, a far-left promoter of conspiracies who is working on a sequel to his 1987 ‘Wall Street’ movie, declared on Friday night’s edition of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher that “Reagan was a dumb son of a bitch” and “I really think George W is dumber” and so, after producing movies on the CIA conspiracy to murder President Kennedy and a dark look at President Nixon, he won’t create a movie on Ronald Reagan because “by doing the W movie I kind of put all my efforts behind dumbness.”

via Oliver Stone: ‘Reagan Was a Dumb Son of a Bitch’ Who Spawned Bush | NewsBusters.org.

Here’s the full exchange:

OLIVER STONE: Nixon always said Reagan was a dumb son of a bitch and, you know, I think that he was [audience applause]. And I think, I really think George W is dumber [more audience laughter and applause].

BILL MAHER: Definitely

STONE: I do think that by doing the W movie I kind of put all my efforts behind dumbness and I don’t want to go back there because, you know, I’m not the Farrelly brothers. But I do think Nixon is the father of Reagan and I think Reagan’s the father of Bush. There’s sort of a very strong line….

I knew there was a reason that this seal here was created:

The Democrats Seal!

The Democrats Seal!

I am no a big fan of George W. Bush either. His big Government spending and the war in Iraq are just a few things that I have against him. Ronald Reagan is another story; Reagan was by no means perfect, but he was much better than what we have in the White House now. However, I feel that this sort of bashing of Presidents, especially dead one’s like Reagan is just totally uncouth.

Reagan was what American needed at the time, to deal with the Soviets, to deal with the problems at hand, at the time. There is no telling how Reagan would have handled 9/11 or even Iraq, or the current situtation in Iran.

The Bottom line is this; While Oliver Stone might have sounded cleaver to his audience; to the rest of the World, he came off sounding like a crybaby.

I think it is high time that the Democrats start acting like adults. They did, after all, win the election.

Hey Boehner, Don’t hold back, Tell us how you really feel!

From the “Not mincing words” Dept…:

Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) had a few choice words about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) landmark climate-change bill after its passage Friday.

When asked why he read portions of the cap-and-trade bill on the floor Friday night, Boehner told The Hill, “Hey, people deserve to know what’s in this pile of s–t.”

Using his privilege as leader to speak for an unlimited time on the House floor, Boehner spent an hour reading from the 1200-plus page bill that was amended 20 hours before the lower chamber voted 219-212 to approve it.

Eight Republicans voted with Democrats to pass the bill; 44 House Democrats voted against it.

Pelosi’s office declined to comment on Boehner’s jab. But one Democratic aide quipped, “What do you expect from a guy who thinks global warming is caused by cow manure?”

[....]

One Democrat was upset that his leaders would needlessly force vulnerable Dems to vote for a bill that will come back to haunt them. Mississippi Rep. Gene Taylor (D) voted against the measure that he says will die in the Senate.

“A lot of people walked the plank on a bill that will never become law,” Taylor told The Hill after the gavel came down.

via TheHill.com – Boehner: Climate bill a ‘pile of s–t’.

Any other time; I would be criticizing Bonhner about the Language. But he does have a point. The bill is not going to create jobs. It is only going to result in higher energy bills for everyone.

Here’s Boehner on the stimulus: (H/T HotAir.com)

He has some very good points. Since the stimulus has passed, no real jobs have been created. I’m still unemployed. Most people around these parts that I know, are still without work. Like my cousin; who has a new baby, and needs work quite badly. So, Obama’s plan is simply a distraction from the real problem. This stimulus is simply the Democrats way of doing things. Throw money at a problem and hope it goes away. They have been doing this for years and will continue to do, as long as people continue to vote for them.

Others: Stop The ACLU, Conservatives4Palin.com, Weasel Zippers

Change?: President Obama ready to sign order to Executive Order to Allow Indefinite Detention of Terror Suspects

This broke last night and the Liberal Blogosphere about went nuclear.

Via The Washington Post:

Obama administration officials, fearing a battle with Congress that could stall plans to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, are crafting language for an executive order that would reassert presidential authority to incarcerate terrorism suspects indefinitely, according to three senior government officials with knowledge of White House deliberations.

Such an order would embrace claims by former president George W. Bush that certain people can be detained without trial for long periods under the laws of war. Obama advisers are concerned that an order, which would bypass Congress, could place the president on weaker footing before the courts and anger key supporters, the officials said.

After months of internal debate over how to close the military facility in Cuba, White House officials are increasingly worried that reaching quick agreement with Congress on a new detention system may be impossible. Several officials said there is concern in the White House that the administration may not be able to close the prison by the president’s January deadline.

White House spokesman Ben LaBolt said that there is no executive order and that the administration has not decided whether to issue one. But one administration official suggested that the White House is already trying to build support for an order.

“Civil liberties groups have encouraged the administration, that if a prolonged detention system were to be sought, to do it through executive order,” the official said. Such an order could be rescinded and would not block later efforts to write legislation, but civil liberties groups generally oppose long-term detention, arguing that detainees should be prosecuted or released.

The Justice Department has declined to comment on the prospects for a long-term detention system while internal reviews of Guantanamo detainees’ cases are underway. One task force, which is assessing detainee policy, is expected to complete its work by July 21.

In a May speech, President Obama broached the need for a system of long-term detention and suggested that it would include congressional and judicial oversight. “We must recognize that these detention policies cannot be unbounded. They can’t be based simply on what I or the executive branch decide alone,” he said.

Shall we start calling him President George W. Obama? It sure sounds like it. When the Conservatives AND Liberals are calling this plan a disaster; something is dreadfully wrong.

Should be interesting to follow.

As always Memeorandum has the round up.

Cap and Tax Passes House….

Well, it seems that the Wrongly called “Cap and Trade” Bill passed the House yesterday.

Get ready to start paying higher energy bills. The reason I say this is, because the energy companies that start paying more to run their plants are going to pass that wonderful little cost increase into their customers.

It’s going to be a long four to eight years.

Previous Cap and Trade Blogging here.

Update: Robert Stacy McCain writes; about me, the following:

Paleo Pat at Political Byline picked us up, as well: “instead of sitting and writing about crap I know zero about, I will quote people that do know about it.” The fact that you admit knowing zero about it, Pat, puts you on the same level as the pack of clowns that voted in favor of it, albeit in the more honest section.

Why that lousy son of….*cough* Ahem…… :lol:

Seriously now, As it says in my F.A.Q. section, which is a subsection of my “About Me” page, and I quote:

Question: Is there anything about Political Blogging, that you dislike?

Answer: Yes. The Pile-ons, People that use their Blogs to talk out their proverbial Backsides and so on.

As I said up there, there are many bloggers who use their Blogs to yowl out their backsides. Liberals; as well as a good number of Conservatives do it. I try like the dickens, not to do that here. If there is something that I know nothing about, or not enough to sit here and write like I am an authority on it. I am going to tell you that. It is just the way I am wired. It is called brutal honesty. I just do not have all the answers and I am honest enough of man to tell you readers that. I will also be the first Conservative to tell you that the Republican Party does not have all the answers. Neither does the Democratic Party either. Neither of these parties are perfect, and they all have their bad points.

I know McCain was being funny, and Yes, I enjoyed the little dig. But, I think he thinks I’m just stupid and am linking for the hits. But it goes deeper than that; with me anyhow. I believe if I’m not able to give my opinion on something, I should point to someone that knows more than me, and at least try to get opinion from the other side; that being the Liberal side. Even if I do think it is wrong. I can disagree with Liberals and not be an asshole about it. That is my issue with good part of the Conservative movement, they are so ate up with this, “We are right and we’re going to be assholes about it.” This is why, I believe they lost the election, not to mention all the other factors.I could go on here, but I think you people know what I mean. I hope so anyhow! :eek:

Cap and Trade-Gate

Quite honestly, I can fit the head on a pin, when I honestly know about this “Cap and Trade” bill that Congress is trying to ram through. So, instead of sitting and writing about crap I know zero about, I will quote people that do know about it.

Hey, At least I am honest.

Wall Street Journal writes:

Steve Fielding recently asked the Obama administration to reassure him on the science of man-made global warming. When the administration proved unhelpful, Mr. Fielding decided to vote against climate-change legislation.

If you haven’t heard of this politician, it’s because he’s a member of the Australian Senate. As the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to pass a climate-change bill, the Australian Parliament is preparing to kill its own country’s carbon-emissions scheme. Why? A growing number of Australian politicians, scientists and citizens once again doubt the science of human-caused global warming.

Among the many reasons President Barack Obama and the Democratic majority are so intent on quickly jamming a cap-and-trade system through Congress is because the global warming tide is again shifting. It turns out Al Gore and the United Nations (with an assist from the media), did a little too vociferous a job smearing anyone who disagreed with them as “deniers.” The backlash has brought the scientific debate roaring back to life in Australia, Europe, Japan and even, if less reported, the U.S.

In April, the Polish Academy of Sciences published a document challenging man-made global warming. In the Czech Republic, where President Vaclav Klaus remains a leading skeptic, today only 11% of the population believes humans play a role. In France, President Nicolas Sarkozy wants to tap Claude Allegre to lead the country’s new ministry of industry and innovation. Twenty years ago Mr. Allegre was among the first to trill about man-made global warming, but the geochemist has since recanted. New Zealand last year elected a new government, which immediately suspended the country’s weeks-old cap-and-trade program.

The number of skeptics, far from shrinking, is swelling. Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe now counts more than 700 scientists who disagree with the U.N. — 13 times the number who authored the U.N.’s 2007 climate summary for policymakers. Joanne Simpson, the world’s first woman to receive a Ph.D. in meteorology, expressed relief upon her retirement last year that she was finally free to speak “frankly” of her nonbelief. Dr. Kiminori Itoh, a Japanese environmental physical chemist who contributed to a U.N. climate report, dubs man-made warming “the worst scientific scandal in history.” Norway’s Ivar Giaever, Nobel Prize winner for physics, decries it as the “new religion.” A group of 54 noted physicists, led by Princeton’s Will Happer, is demanding the American Physical Society revise its position that the science is settled. (Both Nature and Science magazines have refused to run the physicists’ open letter.)

Ed Morrissey, Who’s a hell of bunch more informed on this sort stuff than I; Writes:

All of the increase will get passed to consumers.  Democrats hope to buffer that through targeted subsidies, but the AP neglects to mention that mechanism — because that money also comes from consumers.  Business costs always get passed to the purchaser in the form of higher prices, and anyone who argues that they don’t either have no understanding of business and pricing or has a desire to sell snake oil to the gullible.

Cap-and-trade is a tax, one imposed through an artificial scarcity model onto an industry that drives the economy.  The AP reports the CBO and EPA cost estimates without mentioning that those predictions only cover the actual mechanical costs of cap-and-trade.  They do not predict the economic impact on American families from the loss of economic power as energy becomes more scarce and expensive.  This bill will lose the US 2.5% of its GDP each and every year in the years after the first decade of implementation.

King Canute knew better than to believe his advisers when they told him that he was powerful enough to affect ocean levels.  Unfortunately, this administration and the Democratic Party don’t have the sense Canute did.

Greenpeace does not even like the Bill, but not for the reasons you might think:

Washington, D.C., United States — In advance of tomorrow’s vote on the American Clean Energy and Security Act in the House of Representatives, Greenpeace USA Deputy Campaigns Director Carroll Muffett issued the following statement:

“Since the Waxman-Markey bill left the Energy and Commerce committee, yet another fleet of industry lobbysists has weakened the bill even more, and further widened the gap between what Waxman-Markey does and what science demands. As a result, Greenpeace opposes this bill in its current form. We are calling upon Congress to vote against this bill unless substantial measures are taken to strengthen it. Despite President Obama’s assurance that he would enact strong, science-based legislation, we are now watching him put his full support behind a bill that chooses politics over science, elevates industry interests over national interest, and shows the significant limitations of what this Congress believes is possible.

“As it comes to the floor, the Waxman-Markey bill sets emission reduction targets far lower than science demands, then undermines even those targets with massive offsets. The giveaways and preferences in the bill will actually spur a new generation of nuclear and coal-fired power plants to the detriment of real energy solutions. To support such a bill is to abandon the real leadership that is called for at this pivotal moment in history. We simply no longer have the time for legislation this weak.

“With many others in the environmental, faith and consumer rights communities, Greenpeace has expressed tremendous concern about the role of offsets in this legislation. Unless strictly controlled, the abuse of offsets could prevent real emission reductions for more than a decade. The decision to move authority over offsets from EPA to the Department of Agriculture further reduces the likelihood that such controls will be maintained and increases the likelihood they will undermine real reductions.

This legislation sends a strong and unmistakable signal to the world that the United States is not yet ready to show the leadership necessary to reach a strong agreement at Copenhagen in December. Already, we are seeing the impact of this signal as one country after another retreats from the aggressive targets needed to avoid catastrophic climate change.

We call on the Congress to reject this bill and begin immediate and urgent work on legislation that treats seriously the dire threat of climate change. We call on President Obama to move beyond rhetoric and deliver on his commitments to “restore science to its proper place” and to lead the world in addressing climate change.

Yeah, I know what your thinking; (Fuck Greenpeace!) and I agree. I just thought I would add their take on it.

Investors Business Daily Editorials Writes:

Not since a misguided piece of legislation imposed tariffs that turned a recession into a depression has there been a piece of legislation as bad as Waxman-Markey.

The 1,000-plus-page American Clean Energy and Security Act (H.R. 2454) is being rushed to a vote by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi before anyone can seriously object to this economic suicide pact.

It’s what Janet Napolitano, secretary of Homeland Security, might call a “man-caused disaster,” a phrase she coined to replace the politically incorrect “terrorist attack.” But no terrorist could ever dream of inflicting as much damage as this bill.

Its centerpiece is a “cap and trade” provision that has been rightfully derided as “cap and tax.” It is in fact a tax on energy everywhere it is consumed on everything it is used to make or provide.

It is the largest tax increase in American history — a tax on all Americans — even the 95% that President Obama pledged would never see a tax increase.

It’s a political bill that could come to a vote now that a deal was struck with farm-state legislators concerned about the taxation of even bovine flatulence.

As part of the agreement reached Tuesday night and announced by Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Beverly Hills, agricultural oversight for cap-and-trade was transferred from the Environmental Protection Agency to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Farmers hope the USDA will be less intrusive. The EPA has been tasked by a Supreme Court ruling to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from your nostrils to your lawn mower. This even covers the emissions of barnyard animals, including the methane from cows.

The American Farm Bureau warns that cap and trade would cost the average farmer $175 on every dairy cow and $80 for beef cattle. So farm-state politics trumped climate change.

I guess you can see, by what is written here; that this bill is no good for anyone. Higher Taxes, Businesses being punished; Not good, not good at all.

There are quite a few bloggers covering this topic and are more informed about it than I. Here they are: QandO, Vox Popoli, Pundit & Pundette, Michelle Malkin, The Sundries Shack, The Foundry, AmSpecBlog, Gateway Pundit, A Blog For All, American Solutions, And So it Goes in Shreveport, Cold Fury and The Other McCain, Weekly StandardRedStatePajamas Media, Riehl World View, : The Jawa Report, The Strata-Sphere, And So it Goes in Shreveport, Pundit & Pundette, The Volokh Conspiracy, QandO, Classical Values, AmSpecBlog, CommentaryThe Other McCain and Michelle Malkin

Two American Icons died today….

First, Farrah Fawcett died of Cancer, She fought such a hard fight against cancer. She was the dream girl of all men in the 1970’s.

Second, Michael Jackson has died. From what the media is saying, it is a cardiac arrest. He was 50.

Such a tragic week. :(

May Farrah and Michael rest in peace.

RedState Update on “Governor Mark Sanford’s Affair With Argentinian Mistress”

Synopsis: Jackie’s mad at Republican Governor Mark Sanford and his cheatin’ ways. But Dunlap understands. Will Argentina, after they see this? Hopefully. If not, it’s Mark Sanford’s fault.

(Mild Content Warning)

Funny line: The crack about getting lost in the mountains and “Hello! Hello!”…. Too Funny! :lol:

The Obligatory Obama Healthcare Special/Infomercial Posting

No, I did not watch it. But there is many who did.

Go here for the round up.

My opinion is simply this; The Government cannot even do intelligence properly, perfect example being Iraq. What makes anyone think that they could do Health care?

I do not have health care insurance, but I am not about to become a cheerleader for Government paid, controlled, and financed Health care insurance.  It is just another form of Governmental control. As if we do not have enough of that already.

What amazes me, is how ABC has drove in the tank for Obama, just like MSNBC. It is a sad thing.

Quote of the Day

The ability of Iraqi and U.S. commanders to subvert the SOFA and extend the stay of U.S. troops in Iraqi cities past the June 30 deadline does not bode well for the other withdrawal deadlines laid out in the agreement. Moreover, the vague language of the agreement lends itself to the possibility that U.S. forces will remain in Iraq past the December 31, 2011 deadline.

This all may be for naught, however, as a referendum on the SOFA is scheduled for July 30 in Iraq. Despite attempts by the Iraqi cabinet to postpone the vote, lawmakers think a delay is unlikely. The measure is likely to lose if it goes to popular vote given the widespread opposition to the SOFA in Iraq, which is seen as legitimizing the U.S. occupation until 2011. According to the latest polls, published in the Brookings Institution’s Iraq Index, 73% of Iraqis oppose the presence of coalition forces. If the SOFA is struck down by the vote, U.S. forces could be forced out of Iraq immediately as the forces would not be legally protected.

The referendum could create big problems for the Obama administration, which has quietly discouraged the Iraqi government from holding it. The pressure from the administration is inconsistent with their goals of promoting democracy in Iraq. The people, who have been forced to live under occupation for the past six years, deserve a chance to have their voices heard.

Obama campaigned on a promise to leave Iraq. Yet the response to the June 30th deadline, the lack of support for the referendum, and the passage of another $70 billion for the war are stark indicators of what the real Iraq policy may be.

This whole disappearing to Argentina affair (pun intended), reinforces that impression. What could he possibly have been thinking? Did he really think he could get away with just leaving the country and no one would know he was gone and no one would ask pesky questions? This strikes me as a guy who was just “chucking it all” so to speak in desperation. Maybe he didn’t want to break it off with the lady from a distance, but he could have flown her up here or something. It seems to me either a desperation move consequences be damned or slightly out of touch with reality.

John Dickerson at Slate Magazine on Sanford

Perhaps one of the best things that I have seen yet on Sanford:

Sanford’s fumbling efforts to explain how he’s tried to rescue himself with his faith offered some people an opportunity to make fun of his religion, as if a confused, lost, flawed person were the right spokesman for anything. People tend to think the most awful thing about a person is the most true thing. They also apparently think it’s the most true thing about his or her associations. So an e-mail arrived asking, “[I]s there any Republican not sleeping around?” Maybe Sanford should have been a presidential candidate. He apparently represents an entire party and an entire religion.

What Mark Sanford seemed to be trying to say is that he screwed up, in the biggest possible way, because he lost his bearings. He lost his self-control. He was indulgent. He forgot that there were other humans in the world. Yet in the constant flow of abuse, joke-making, and grand conclusions about his failings, it seemed everyone having a good time pointing at his self-indulgence was also engaging in a form of it.

via The strange, heartless glee at Sanford’s downfall. – By John Dickerson – Slate Magazine.

Quite true. If one wanted to wax philosophical on this whole situation; one could say that those who gleeful about Sanford’s downfall, are actually saying that they are not capability of committing such an offense.  Which we all know is quite untrue. However, it is not to try and say that Sanford’s actions are not above scorn. However, one could establish that the very one’s that are scorning Sanford are violating one of the most simple of Christian principles, and that is forgiveness.

Further more, much of anger by those on the Neo-Conservative right, is simple based upon one thing; Because Sanford embraced the principles of Paleo-Conservatism, most notably; a non-interventionist foreign policy. Personally, my feelings of disappointment are of a selfish nature. I was hoping that Mark Sanford would be able to make a run in 2012. I was hoping to be involved in his campaign. Hence the enormous let down. I suspect that this is why there is such  disappointment among Paleo-Conservatives. Plus, he was seen as someone who would carry on the mantel of Ron Paul.

Again,  it is a huge disappointment and it will be a huge blow to the G.O.P., As there is no clear leader for 2012. Sarah Palin is big Government and a “Do as I say, not as I do”, Republican and Mike Huckabee is not someone I believe needs to be in the White House, as he is too much of a Theocratic Republican and Mitt Romney is a Mormon; who is quite the asshole as well. So, if they pick him for 2012. I’m voting Libertarian again and possibly will leave the Country.

As I’ve said here many times before; it is going to be a LONG four to eight years.

(H/T Instapundit)

Sanford admits to having an affair

This is terrible…. I will explain after the video and story…

The Video:

The Story:

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, his eyes red, admitted to having an extramarital affair Wednesday with an Argentine woman.

“I’ve been unfaithful to be my wife,” Sanford said at a state capitol news conference.

It began very innocently,” he explained, saying that developed into an adulterous relationship in the past year.

He said he seen his unidentified mistress three times since they began the affair or, as he put it, “since the whole sparking thing.”

Sanford said he was resigning his post as Chairman of the Republican Governor’s Association.

Taking questions from reporters, Sanford said his wife knew about the relationship before his trip last week and that “they had been working through this thing for about the last five months.”

He shed tears as he explained how helpful one friend had been.

He also choked up when he said: “This has been selfishness on my part.”

Sanford’s admission caps an extraordinary week in which he was revealed to having been in Argentina and not, as his staff said, hiking on the Appalachian trail.

Before disclosing his relationship, Sanford apologized profusely to a number of family and friends.

“I’ve let down a lot of people — that’s the bottom line,” Sanford said.

via Sanford admits affair – POLITICO Live – POLITICO.com.

My Friends, I am not going to try and spin this or lie about it or anything. For the first time in my blogging career; I can honestly say, that I am at a loss for words. The emotions that I am feeling right now are shock, disbelief, anger, slight numbness; all of that. In the back of my mind, I was worried that people like Jack Hunter; who’s also known as “The Southern Avenger“, was putting way too much stock into the guy.  I thought that this was a setup by the Neo-Conservatives and the Liberals to keep him from trying to running for President in 2012. I even was about ready to pen a Editoral blasting those whom I thought were behind the attempt to undercut the man.

Well, all that’s not going to be needed now. Mark Stanford admitted he was in deep trouble.

I am, as they say; devastated.

Update: As always, Memeorandum has the round up.

Update #2: Michelle Malkin does not mence words, She calls Sanford a “Bastard“.  To which I say; Amen.

Update #3: The Anchoress has some choice words for Sanford as well.

Update #4: I’ve seen some Democrats just loving this. Let me say this, at least Mark Sanford wasn’t trying to run for President; while cheating on his wife with cancer; and the last time I checked, Sandford doesn’t have any “Hey, ask me about my dead kid!”, stickers on the back of his car. Unlike a well-known Democrat that we all know.

Oh Lovely: Warren Buffett says U.S. Economy In “Shambles”

But do you think this will change “The One’s” way of doing things? No.

Video:

The Story:

In a live interview on CNBC today, Warren Buffett said there has been little progress over the past few months in the “economic war” being fought by the country. “We haven’t got the economy moving yet.”

While the economy is a “shambles” and likely to stay that way for some time, he remains optimistic there will eventually be a recovery over a period of years.

via Warren Buffett to CNBC: U.S. Economy In “Shambles” .. No Signs of Recovery Yet – Warren Buffett Watch – CNBC.com.

Next time some idiot liberal tells you that Obama is going to “Fix” the economy. Show them this posting. The reality is, that Obama is not fixing anything at all.

Oy!: You’d think they would learn; perhaps not….

Think the Democrats will learn from their prior mistakes, and won’t make them again?

Perhaps not:

(Reuters) – Two U.S. Democratic lawmakers want Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to relax recently tightened standards for mortgages on new condominiums, saying they could threaten the viability of some developments and slow the housing-market recovery, the Wall Street Journal said.

In March, Fannie Mae (FNM.N)(FNM.P) said it would no longer guarantee mortgages on condos in buildings where fewer than 70 percent of the units have been sold, up from 51 percent, the paper said. Freddie Mac (FRE.P)(FRE.N) is due to implement similar policies next month, the paper said.

In a letter to the CEO’s of both companies, Representatives Barney Frank, the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Anthony Weiner warned that a 70 percent sales threshold “may be too onerous” and could lead condo buyers to shun new developments, according to the paper.

The legislators asked the companies to “make appropriate adjustments” to their underwriting standards for condos, the paper added.

In an interview with the paper, Weiner said the rules have “had a real chill on the ability to get these condos sold,” at a time when prices of condos have fallen enough to attract potential buyers.

via Fannie, Freddie asked to relax condo loan rules: report | Reuters.

This is the same sort of stupidity that got us into the mess that we are in now. You would think that the Democrats in question would learn from their prior mistakes. So much for that idea. :roll:’

Of course, when you’re dealing with a party, that has been taken over by people, who are essentially Communist-lite in nature. What do you expect?

Sigh: Why do Christians do stupid stuff like this?

Disclaimer: In the interest of full disclosure; this author of this article, that being myself, is a Fundamentalist Baptist. I wholeheartedly reject the doctrine of laying on of hands and casting demons out of people.  Please see this Statement of Faith here, to see what I believe. (Please note, I do NOT attend this Church!)

The Story:

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WPIX) – A video which shows an exorcism of a teen to drive out apparent “homosexual demons” has sparked outrage among several gay rights activists.

The video, which was posted on YouTube, features church elders from the Manifested Glory Ministries Church in Bridgeport performing the exorcism on the 16-year-old boy.

“Right now I command you to leave!” screamed one of the church leaders involved with the exorcism in the video.

The teenager is seen rolling around on the ground, moaning and screaming – at one point he even vomits.

Although it was never confirmed to be a gay exorcism, repeated references to the subject’s sexual orientation suggests it was.

“Right now in the name of Jesus, I call the homosexuality, right now in the name of Jesus,” a church elder is heard screaming to the teen.

It’s unclear when the 20 minute video was made or if the teen suffered any physically injuries from what appeared to be near seizures.

Meantime, advocacy groups for gay youths are calling the video abuse and want authorities to get involved.

Robin McHaelen, executive director of True Colors said she plans on reporting the incident to the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, according to the Associated Press.

The video has since been taken down from YouTube, however the footage is still making its rounds on the internet.

via Apparent Gay Exorcism in Conn. Church Causes Outrage – WPIX.

First of all;  This Church is to blame for the good part of this story. In this day of Anti-Christian sentiment in this Country and rampant Liberalism; you never, ever, post a video of this sort on youtube or on a website.  In only can cause you extreme grief, as you can see here. Second of all, I have reason to believe that this little video was, as are most of the theatrics in “Pentecostal” Churches; most likely faked.

Just as well, I believe that if there is any sort of penalty for this little incident; it is to be known that this Church, because of their foolish actions of putting it on the internet, is to blame. In other words, they should have known better.

(H/T Drudge)