Before we get into the meat of today’s column, I’d like all of my readers to give up a prayer for Senator Harry Reid and his family. His wife, Landra, and daughter, Lana, were in a major car wreck Thursday night. Their car was rear-ended by a semi-truck. As of last evening, Landra was in serious condition with a broken neck and broken back. No matter what we think of Harry Reid as a politician, we NEVER wish ill to him or his family.
It looks like Townhall.com is run on liberal principles. One of their most widely read and commented upon blogs was GunnyG’s “The Anti-Liberal Zone”. Well, the ALZ attracted a bunch of liberal trolls who were quite often rude, crude, and vulgar in their comments about Gunny, his readers, and conservatives in general. The trolls generated a lot of complaints to the Townhall management, so they responded…by removing the ALZ from their site. Well, folks, The Crawfish’s blogging mentor and friend GunnyG has a new home at blogspot, where The Crawfish moved in December. Here’s the link to GunnyG’s “The Anti-Liberal Zone”.
I’m actually somewhat surprised that I haven’t gotten more comments from this story that was in Tuesday’s column than I have. “The Obama administration will accept no more public input for a federal strategy that could prohibit U.S. citizens from fishing some of the nation's oceans, coastal areas, Great Lakes, and even inland waters.” That doesn’t hack y’all off? Am I the only redneck ‘round here?
Poll Katz e-mailer “Ginny” found this one. A Walmart in Louisiana is selling their black Barbies for about half the price of the white Barbies. There are sooooo many comments that could be made here, but I’ll resist them for now.
“Ginny” also sent along another example of the lunacy that is Noo Yawk. State Assemblyman Felix Ortiz has introduced a bill that would prohibit the use of salt in restaurant food preparation. Now just how in the hail is a chef to properly season his food if there is no salt allowed? Sure, some foods can be salted by the diner at the table, but other foods cannot be fixed via the table shaker. I just can’t see a couple trying to enjoy a romantic dinner using a salt shaker on their dessert cake.
Two thirds of Americans responded in a poll that they favor more offshore drilling to help get us a bit more energy independent, but His Majesty King Barack I has now banned all new offshore drilling for the balance of his term in office. The mainstream media made sure nobody heard of this, and the Energy Secretary made the announcement quietly last Friday. This is yet more proof that Obama favors the muslims over Americans. Go ahead and try to prove me wrong on that statement.
Regular Claw contributor “Beachmom” sent in this amazing story. It seems that the Dems in the House have exactly zero trust in their Senate brethren and in His Emminence Sultan Bu’raq al Obama. They KNOW that if the House passes the Senate Obamacare bill, The Anointed One will sign it immediately and there will never be any incentive for the Senate and Obama to consider any “reconciliation” or “fixes” to the bill. Check out how the House is looking to change their own rules in order to prevent the non-reconciled bill from becoming law. There’s another Constitutional hurdle to this mess, as all spending bills must originate in the House.
That plan was shot down on Thursday by the Senate Parliamentarian, who said that the Senate could not act on any “reconciliation” until the original Senate bill was passed by the House and signed by the President.
Turban Durbin even went to the floor this week to tell the world that Barack Obama is a liar. I love to watch red-on-red combat!
The Chosen One is showing his arrogance and selfishness again. He is delaying his overseas trip by three days so he can preside over the health care train wreck. This means the nations that he is going to visit have to completely change their own plans and security arrangements on short notice, when the plans were months in the making. That is not the way to treat a nation that has invited you for a visit. This is evidently the norm for this Administration, as Gaffes Biden figuratively gave Prime Minister Netanyahu the finger by arriving for dinner 90 minutes late, then attacking him for letting Israelis build 1600 houses within Israel instead of surrendering Israeli land to arabs.
One of the racist groups of Democrats in Congress, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, is threatening to vote against Obamacare as long as it has language in it that prevents non-drybacks from getting gummint-subsidized healthcare or buying insurance from the “health exchanges”. The Crawfish would support language that would bar all non-drybacks from getting ANY medical treatment in the US with the exception of emergency life-or-death care, and any non-dryback who survives that care should be deported immediately upon release from the hospital.
Dr. Milton R. Wolf, MD, is a second cousin of Barack Obama, and supports him on almost every issue, but he is outspoken in his opposition to the Democrats’ versions of health care reform. See for yourself what Dr. Wolf has to say from his appearance on Fox News (ignore the 15 second Chevy commercial at the start of the video).
Queen of the House Red Nanny P-Lousy, who hand-picked the people to write the House health care bill in secret, says that the bill was “hijacked” by special interests, especially the insurance companies. No, Blinky, you and your fellow left wingnuts wrote every single word of it. You own it, and the American people don’t want your anti-Constitutional piece of equine waste matter.
Another Clinton-appointed judge is in hot water. Judge G. Thomas Porteous had been a US District Judge in eastern Louisiana since being appointed in 1994, until he was suspended in 2008. He engaged in much nefarious conduct over the years, including taking kickbacks, taking bribes, perjury, and not recusing himself from cases that he was personally involved with. The House has voted unanimously to impeach him, even though the Justice Department refused to bring charges against him.
The leading candidates to replace Dingy Harry Reid once he is UNelected by the Nevada voters this fall, Upchuck Schumer and Turban Durbin, are looking into the possibility of changing the Senate rules regarding filibusters. They know that they will definitely have less than 60 socialists in the Senate next year, so in order to get any more of The Chosen One’s anti-Constitutionalist agenda passed, the 41 vote filibuster must be ended. Wouldn’t it be funny if they were able to make that change and the GOP took over the House and Senate?
Why is it that Hollyweird big shots all go over the anti-American ledge on the left side after they’ve been there for many years (with few exceptions)? Now we’ve got Tom Hanks out there saying that the war in the Pacific Theater and the war of Islam vs. the world are based on “racism and terror”, and he doesn’t mean terror as in acts of terrorism. No, ya idjut, in the Pacific, we were fighting against a nation that was trying to take over a large part of the globe, and they attacked us first. In the current war, which began over 1300 years ago, we are fighting an enemy whose religion commands them to take over the world and enslave or exterminate all who refuse to believe in their religion. Try entering reality and studying some history, ya schmuck!
The Eric Massa implosion over the past week has caught the eye of every member of the media, but they have all overlooked one major point. Eric Massa not only groped male staffers, but he has a history of inappropriate homosexual behavior, including groping, from his days as an officer in the Navy. Is anybody going to bring this up in regards to the Obama plan to end “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”? If Massa had done those kinds of actions with a female subordinate, he’d have been kicked out in a heartbeat! If a guy had done that in any of the sleeping quarters that I was in aboard ship, he’d have gotten a severe beating and then would have been dragged to the nearest officer of the ship’s security detachment.
Hugo the Red is once again exercising the kind of power that Barack Obama’s dreams are made of. He has seized two sugar mills, accusing them of not abiding by the government production and transportation schedules and not properly paying the workers.
Textbooks around the country will soon have some very good information for the young skulls full of mush, and it is sure to drive the union teachers up the wall. A member of the Texas education board put forth an amendment that said part of the social studies curriculum standards would include, “understand how government taxation and regulations can serve as restriction to private enterprise.” In other words, Obamacare and Crrap and Tax might not be good for bidness.
Another violent American muslim has joined Al Qaeda and has been arrested overseas. This time it was a 26-year old black man from Noo Joisey, who used to work for a power company and did some maintenance at nuclear power plants. The story says, “the allegations appeared to illustrate a phenomenon U.S. intelligence officials have warned about: American Muslims becoming radicalized and joining terrorist movements overseas.” How many times must we point out that they are not “becoming radicalized”? They are simply following the commandments of that religion to convert, enslave, or put to the sword (that means KILL for those of you educated by union teachers) all non-muslims. He was trying to uphold those commandments even in high school, as he was known to be continually trying to convert students to the religion of the pedophilic false prophet.
That anti-American atheist Michael Newdow got a slap in the face by, of all courts, the 9th Circus Court in Than Franthithco on Thursday, as a three judge panel of the Court ruled against him on both cases that he had pending. The judges rules that the “under God” phrase in the Pledge of Allegiance and the “In God We Trust” motto on our currency and coinage is Constitutional, although they made a large mistake in their rulings. They said, “The Pledge of Allegiance serves to unite our vast nation through the proud recitation of some of the ideals upon which our Republic was founded” and that the motto is ceremonial and patriotic, not religious. They still refused to acknowledge the salient point, that a school district or state education board’s decision to have students recite the Pledge does not violate the 1st Amendment because those bodies are not Congress and they are not making a law. What part of “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” is so friggin hard to understand?
Poll Katz e-mailer “Ginny” kicked me an article confirming that Toyota just can’t seem to get anything right these days. Then again, could their main competitor in the US (General Motors) and GM’s owners (Obama and Congress) be behind all of Toyota’s problems? I don’t remember where I heard that rumor, and don’t really believe it, but it is something to ponder.
We’ll end this edition with an interesting story from Mike Ball of North Star National. Enjoy!
Have a better than average weekend and remember to set your clocks forward on Saturday night.
If y’all come across any weird/stoooopid/strange news stories that might be fodder for The Weekly Claw or The Weekend Claw, e-mail them to me at CrawfishsClaw@yahoo.com and I’ll consider ‘em. Yes, I will give you newshounds credit.
“The Roots of Violence:
Wealth without work,
Pleasure without conscience,
Knowledge without character,
Commerce without morality,
Science without humanity,
Worship without sacrifice,
Politics without principles.”
- Mohandas K. Gandhi
The Constitution of the United States