CNS: The repeal of the ban on sodomy and bestiality in the military, were you at all aware of that?
John McCain: …That particular provision I did not know. So we’ll have, we’ll get back to you. We’ll get back to you. Just call.
CNS: The Defense Authorization Bill, were you aware of the repeal of the ban of sodomy and bestiality in the military, article 125?”
Lindsey Graham: No, I can’t say I was…
Jake Tapper, ABC News: Are you sure you don’t want to take any more questions on bestiality?
Jay Carney: Let’s get to something more serious.
The old Pepsodent toothpaste jingle asserted, “You’ll wonder where the yellow went…” In Corzine’s case the color in question is green.
Jon S. Corzine, the former U.S. senator and New Jersey governor who presided over the collapse of the commodities brokerage MF Global, said he cannot explain what happened to “many hundreds of millions of dollars” that the firm was holding for customers.
Bernanke, in letters to the relevant House and Senate committees, says there was no secret bailout. And media reports that the not-secret-bailout that no one knew about cost $7 trillion or more are “wildly inaccurate.”
Besides, it cost “only” $1.5 trillion, Bernanke said.
But Obama’s Department of Defense doesn’t like to call them that; they’re just ‘workplace trouble-makers…’
The Fort Hood massacre that took place on November 5, 2009 at Fort Hood, the most populous U.S. military installation in the world, located just outside Killeen, Texas, was the worst shooting ever to take place on an American military base. In the course of the shooting, Nidal Malik Hasan, a U.S. Army Major serving as a psychiatrist and a Muslim, killed 13 people, one of whom was pregnant, and wounded 29 others…
…It’s typical of the Obama administration to deny any link between Islam and violence, even when it is shouted at them and dead bodies are the result. As you can suspect, lots of people are terribly upset and are speaking out…
…And, paraphrasing Winston Churchill, our President will fight them in the Dairy Queens, the Creameries, and even in Friendly’s…
Nothing fights terrorism like an Arctic Blast Sno-Cone machine. That’s why, according to information in the Greenville Daily News, thirteen counties in Michigan received snow cone machines as part of equipment to combat terrorism; on a grant by the Michigan Homeland Security Program. Only one county requested it but all 13 received a machine. “Arctic Blast’em terrorists, boys!”
Strangely enough, another county requested a popcorn machine but didn’t get it. Arctic blasting is more efficient against terrorists than popping them.
Because second-rate benchwarmers wear black robes, it does not necessarily mean they’re judges:
A federal judge in Oregon has ruled that a Montana woman sued for defamation was not a journalist when she posted online that an Oregon lawyer acted criminally during a bankruptcy case, a decision with implications for bloggers around the country.
…[the judge] said Cox was not a journalist because she offered no professional qualifications as a journalist or legitimate news outlet. She had no journalism education, credentials or affiliation with a recognized news outlet, proof of adhering to journalistic standards such as editing or checking her facts, evidence she produced an independent product or evidence she ever tried to get both sides of the story.
…and on capitalism:
President Obama delivered his Osawatomie speech, according to aides, because he wanted to associate himself with the rhetorical and ideological significance of Teddy Roosevelt’s “New Nationalism” address at the same Kansas location in 1910. It’s odd enough that Obama would associate his policies with a speech that defined a failed political movement — the Bull Moose Party — but there is something else about Osawatomie County that makes it a strange locale for a presidential address ostensibly intended to encourage greater American unity. This was the place in Kansas that was headquarters for John Brown, the murderous radical who obsessed throughout his life about inciting a race war he believed would end slavery in the South.
Well, it worked pretty well until he assumed office…
In a speech delivered at Osawatomie High School in Osawatomie, Kansas, on Tuesday, President Barack Obama argued that while a limited government that preserves free markets “speaks to our rugged individualism” as Americans, such a system “doesn’t work” and “has never worked” and that Americans must look to a more activist government that taxes more, spends more and regulates more if they want to preserve the middle class.