Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Date Night With Jimmy Hoffa?

When Teamsters Union President James P. Hoffa said at the Labor Day rally that his followers should "take out" the "SOBs" in the Tea Party, could it be that he meant take them out on a date?

Probably not...

And yet ironically there continues to be no shortage of bogus claims that the Tea Party (i.e., ordinary law-abiding Americans who believe in limited government, personal responsibility, and free markets) engage in inflammatory rhetoric. President Obama, who previously called for more civility in political discourse, shared the dais with Hoffa, but the White House has issued a "no comment" on Hoffa's statement.

As Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit wrote, "the thing about most 'violent rhetoric' from the Tea Party movement is that it’s stuff that Democrats made up."

In broken clock is correct twice a day department, Joe Scarborough sized up the situation quite well:

Don't Mess With New Mexico

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, who cut perhaps the best political ad of the 2010 election season, recently renewed her concealed-carry permit--with a perfect score on the gun range. Martinez, a former prosecutor, sought a pistol permit for self defense. Even if you're not a gun enthusiast (as many people aren't), you still have to be impressed with her skills.

Martinez just called the state senate back into special session in an attempt to end the absurd practice of granting driver's licenses to illegal aliens.

FEMA's Master of Disaster: the Waffle House

Just when you thought that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wasn't on the ball following a disaster comes news of the "Waffle House Index" to determine the impact of a storm and the likely scale of assistance required for disaster recovery.
Green means the restaurant is serving a full menu, a signal that damage in an area is limited and the lights are on. Yellow means a limited menu, indicating power from a generator, at best, and low food supplies. Red means the restaurant is closed, a sign of severe damage in the area or unsafe conditions."If you get there and the Waffle House is closed?" FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate has said. "That's really bad. That's where you go to work."

Hollywood's Obama Rescue Mission?

There were a lot of raise eyebrows when it was revealed that the White House is partnering up with the producers of a Hollywood movie on the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound. If, as the producers claim, it isn't an infomercial for the president's reelection, why not simply postpone the film's release until after the November 2012 election?

In any event, here is the take of Taiwan CGI Studio Next Media Animation: