Monday, April 30, 2012

Drill Baby Drill...

Even a routine dental visit can be the cause of a certain amount of stress. But isn't it even more awkward if the dentist is the girlfriend you just broke up with?

Dentist Anna Mackowiak of Poland retaliated against her toothache-suffering ex by yanking out all his teeth while he was knocked out with an anesthetic. Marek Olszewski's new girlfriend then dumped him because "she can’t be with a man without teeth," according to the London Daily Mail.

Dr. Mackowiak faces up to three years in jail.

Update: The story may be a hoax.


Elizabeth Warren, American Phony

Howie Carr has a great column about the millionaire Democrat one-percenter running against U.S. Senator Scott Brown in Massachusetts. But who knew the one percent may have also referred to her alleged heritage?
Elizabeth Warren, a 62-year-old Harvard Law School professor, seemed to have all the right stuff to regain the lost Senate seat of the late Ted Kennedy from Republican usurper Scott Brown...Yet her campaign is sputtering, as she slips on one banana peel after another. It’s turning out that she’s not quite the working-class heroine her worshipers in the limousine-liberal crowd thought she was.
Read the whole column here.

One of the commenters may have put his finger on where Warren gets her support: 
My understanding is that most of Liz's Wall Street money is coming from NY lawyers who are looking forward to using her skills at designing regulatory red tape as a way of maintaining their litigation meal ticket. Quite a number of NY law firms seem to be in serious trouble, and there is a serious over-supply of lawyers, so they are looking to Big Government to maintain and grow their role as middlemen between those who do and those who regulate

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Arizona Immigration Law on Supreme Court Docket

Shades of the Obamacare hearing, even the mainstream media is conceding that the administration had another bad day at the Supreme Court. Today the high court heard arguments about the Arizona immigration law, SB 1070, and apparently all the justices including the liberals were skeptical of the federal government's position.
“It seems to me the  federal government just doesn’t want to know who’s here illegally,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said at one point.
It appears likely that at least part of the Arizona's illegal immigration crackdown will be upheld.

Judge Napolitano discusses the legal issues involved in this video:

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Faces June 5 Recall

                                         [photo credit: Megan McCormick]

Public sector labor unions tried and failed to take control of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

They tried and failed to tip control of the state senate to the Democrats.

Now they're trying to recall GOP Governor Scott Walker (and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch) on June 5.

Will the labor bosses get a trifecta or hat trick for election defeats. Let's hope so.

Recent polls suggest that Walker is doing okay.

Based on his demeanor and body language in this interview, Walker seems calm and assertive despite the never-ending political onslaught:

Cesar Milan, the "Dog Whisperer," Quietly Settles Divorce

                                                  photo credit: DodgersMom Photography

There is dog news outside of the world of politics...

"Dog Whisperer" Cesar Milan's divorce will be taking a bite out of his income, according to TMZ.

TMZ apparently got its hands on courthouse documents in which Milan, the star of the highly rated National Geographic Channel series, reportedly agreed to pay his wife Illusion $400,000 plus a monthly alimony payment of $23,000 along with child support for his two kids of $10,000 a month.

So apart from the lump-sum payment, Milan is on the hook to his ex for nearly another $400K every year for the foreseeable future.

Disturbingly, TMZ also claims that the the settlement contains confidentiality language including legalese that, when translated, prohibits the release of any sex tapes.

Milan, who says he "rehabilitates dogs and trains people," portrayed himself on television as a devoted family man. Marriages can fail in all walks of life, obviously, and for all kinds of reasons, but perhaps the Southern California celebrity lifestyle was a factor in the end of this particular relationship.

Did Milan follow his own advice about "no touch, no talk, no eye contact" when on the road?

The former dog groomer and dog walker who otherwise epitomizes the American Dream brings home about two million bucks a year so presumably he was able to "stay clam and assertive" during the divorce proceedings.

The couple separated in 2010.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Dog Eater in Chief

The primaries have yet to officially conclude and the presidential campaign has already gone to the dogs...

For months now, the president's proxies in the Democrat-Media Complex have been obsessing (dare we say "crowing"?) about the 30-year-old incident in which presumptive 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney strapped a dog crate--with dog--to the top of the car for a family road trip.

But, the left-wingers seemed to have stepped in it, as it were, because it turned out that...well, you know how it turned out:

[Learn more about the Republican Party Animals here.]

Added: As Rex Murphy writes in the National Post, "So now the presidential campaign is down to basics. Americans are to be given a stark, unequivocal choice. Which is it to be? Dog in a Crate, or Dog on a Plate?I do not think we have seen such clarity of choice in any presidential race of our time."


Friday, April 20, 2012

9th Circuit: Photo ID Okay--Kirsten Powers Agrees

Sorry vote fraudsters: Even the super liberal U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit concluded that the requirement to show a government-issued photo ID to vote is legal.

Earlier this week, the full (i.e., "en banc") court ruled in favor of 2004 Arizona ballot initiative--Proposition 200--requiring photo ID to cast a ballot. in Gonzalez v. Arizona, the appellate panel concluded that the mandate to show a driver's license or the equivalent was not discriminatory, as every common-sense person irrespective of ethnicity already knows.

As the Arizona Daily Star explains:
...the judges rejected arguments that mandating would-be voters show a driver's license or other identification unfairly discriminates against Latino voters. Judge Sandra Ikuta, writing for the majority, said while challengers made that claim, they failed to present any credible evidence.
The court disallowed one provision of the Arizona law that requires proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote using the federal form because it was inconsistent with the federal "Motor Voter Law," one of the worst pieces of legislation signed into law by then-president Bill Clinton. This issue will eventually find its way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Kirsten Powers, one of the few liberal TV commentators who doesn't rely on propaganda and disinformation, says Democrats and liberals are trapped in the past with their obsessive opposition to photo ID laws:

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Mitt Romney Calls Out Biased Mainstream Media

Say what you will about Mitt Romney, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, but give him credit for going on the offense against the Obama-worshipping left-wing press which the late Andrew Breitbart correctly called the Democrat-Media Complex, who, as Romney said, "are inclined to do the president's bidding."

As Big's John Nolte writes, "Yesterday's interview not only made clear that Romney completely understands how corrupt the media is, but also that he's not afraid to point to them and call them by name. It's one thing to know who your enemy is, it's quite another to let them know you know."

Larry Conners, American Hero

The lazy and biased White House press corps went bananas when Bush went to his Texas ranch. But they have muzzled themselves when it comes to Obama's extensive golf outings or the first family's many lavish vacations on the taxpayer's dime. The sound you are hearing or not hearing is crickets.

That's what makes Larry Conners of St. Louis television station KMOV (News 4) an American hero:


By the way, in this video the president admits his official trips to international summits are scouting expeditions for his next family vacation:

On this one, we agree with Mitt Romney: "Start packing."


Obama Gets a Pass From Most Comedians

The only strategy for watching Fox News' The Five is the to immediately grab the remote and change the channel when they pass it to the nauseating Bob Beckel.

In a recent episode, Greg Gutfeld expounds upon how comedians, most of whom are members in good standing of the Democrat-Entertainment Complex, inexplicably find it so hard to come up jokes about the incumbent president.


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Dershowitz: Zimmerman Indictment "Thin"

Prof. Alan Dershowitz, noted liberal and criminal law expert, describes the written indictment of George Zimmerman in the shooting of Trayvon Martin as "thin" and suggests that the affidavit of probable cause (the official name of the document) won't hold up in court at least insofar as a charge of second degree murder.

Although all the facts have yet to come out in this particular case, in general it wouldn't be the first time that political considerations might have motivated an indictment and/or that a prosecutor overcharged a defendant.


Casey Anothony News: Defamation Trial Goes Forward

Here's the latest on Casey Anthony: After considering several motions, a Florida Judge has ruled that a civil lawsuit against her by Zenaida Gonzalez for defamation, i.e. character assassination, can proceed to trial early next year.

As the Orlando Sentinel reports, "Gonzalez claims that Anthony ruined her reputation in 2008 when she told authorities a babysitter with the same name kidnapped her 2-year-old daughter Caylee."

The case has a January 2013 trial date.

Poll Worker Gives U.S. Attorney General's Voting Ballot to Complete Stranger

Eric Holder's politicized Justice Department is on a vendetta against laws to prevent vote fraud such as showing a government-issued picture ID at the polls. Playing the phony voter suppression card, Holder and his politicized minions claim that there is no evidence of voter fraud, despite indictments for same all over the country, most recently in Indiana (although the latter involves petition fraud).

James O'Keefe of Project Veritas shows how anyone can apparently walk in and vote in the name of none other than Eric Holder.

John Fund adds the following on National Review Online:
State Senator Harold Metts of Rhode Island got a photo-ID law put on the books in his state last year after he was told by several constituents of a pattern of voter fraud in his home town of Providence. Indeed, his own state representative and her daughter had their votes stolen by someone voting in their names in one election...Metts, the state senate’s only African-American member, says that he took a lot of heat from national Democrats for getting the ID law approved by an overwhelmingly Democratic legislature. But he says party loyalty only takes him so far. “It’s time to stop crying wolf and make the voter-ID law work for those on both sides of this issue who want to ensure the integrity of the system, while guarding against disenfranchisement.”
As one of the commenters writes under Fund's article, "It's clear to pretty much everybody that the reason the Dems are against voter ID is that they perpetrate most of the voter fraud."

Friday, April 6, 2012

Is the Obama Campaign Abetting Credit Card Fraud?

                                                      photo credit: 401k

In 2008, there were allegations that the Obama campaign was accepting illegal online campaign donations by disabling the standard, universal credit card security verification system.

Well, according to this video, they are apparently at it again.

Video here.

Wouldn't this be a violation of campaign finance laws as well as any consumer protections laws that may apply?

Photo ID Foes Require Photo ID


The U.S. Justice Department and various dishonest or delusional civil rights groups that bitterly oppose photo ID voting laws demand that you show an ID to enter their offices:

Based on its own pronouncements, is the Justice Department committing a civil rights violation?

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sarasota Signage: Defeat Obama in 2012

This sign--"Defeat Obama in 2012"--at a major intersection in downtown Sarasota, Florida, has stirred up some controversy, but the city attorney says that it is protected by the free speech provisions of the First Amendment. Local businessman Michael Fox is responsible for installing the sign.

Spring Training 2012: Quick Hits

                                       Sunset at Siesta Beach, Sarasota, Fla.

Tomorrow is U.S. Opening Day for the 2012 MLB season. With that in mind, here are some glimpses of our recent Florida Grapefruit League visit.

By the way, a warning to all the delusional or dishonest liberals that oppose photo identification for voting: Don't ever try to go to Spring Training. To get on a plane, you need to show your driver's license or other acceptable photo ID. To check in to your motel, you need to show ID. To buy tickets at the box office with a credit card, you need to show ID. And to buy a beer at the park, yes, you need to show ID. Get the picture?

Washington Nationals' phenom Stephen Strasburg deals against the Atlanta Braves at Disney:

Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers, the 2011 American League MVP and Cy Young Award winner, pitches against the Orioles at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland.

Phillies ace Cliff Lee runs to the dugout after the inning ends at McKechnie Field in Bradenton. Lee was the losing the pitcher in the game against the Pirates by a score of 3-2.

The  Boston Red Sox wore green to commemorate St. Patrick's Day in the their March 17 game against the Baltimore Orioles at Ed Smith in Sarasota. Daniel Nava shown here blasted a grand slam home run on the first pitch of his Major League debut in 2010--only the second player in MLB history to do so. The split-squad game ended in a 3-3 tie.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Liberals Were For Judicial Activism Before They Were Against It

After ObamaCare fared poorly in last week's Supreme Court hearing, the sanctimonious left-wing media echo chamber is campaigning to intimidate the Supreme Court into going along with the unconstitutional, one-size-fits-all individual mandate.

(Separately, while no one knows how the Court will rule, some liberals are putting out the pathetic nonsense that the individual mandate's demise would help Obama's reelection.)

The left is even sounding a lot like Newt Gingrich, astutely observes The Wall Street Journal:
After last week's Supreme Court argument on ObamaCare, the political left seems to be suffering a nervous breakdown...The High Court's very "legitimacy" will be in question, as one editorial put it—a view repeated across the liberal commentariat...
Overturn any part of the law, the Justices are being told, and your reputations will be trashed. The invitations from Harvard and other precincts of the liberal establishment will dry up. And, by the way, you'll show you hate sick people—as if the Court's job is to determine health-care policy.
This is the left's echo of Newt Gingrich's threat earlier in the primary season to haul judges before Congress when it dislikes their rulings. Remember the political outrage over that one?
No doubt the Justices will ignore this transparent attempt at political intimidation, but someone should defend them against the claim that overturning the law would be "judicial activism." It's more accurate to say that failing to overturn the mandate would be dodging their duty to uphold core constitutional principles.
Gingrich took a lot of flak from both sides when he floated the idea of compelling judges by subpoena to explain some of their off-the-wall decisions. But what's wrong with that? Shouldn't judges be accountable--at least to the extent of public testimony?

To some degree, we have the same question about sports officials. Why can't a coach or player criticize a referee or umpire's call without getting hit with hefty fines? After all, there is no shortage of incompetent, outcome--effecting officiating in the pro leagues.It's the officiating, not the comments, that go to the heart of the integrity of the game.

What's more, why do sports broadcasters--including outspoken former players--rush to to pronounce every action by an official as a "good call." Do these broadcasters sign a blood oath of some sort to alibi for the "zebras"?

Romney Bashing in Last Night's "Mad Men" Episode?

                        photo credit: Christina Saint Marche via photopin cc
Did you catch last night's episode of Mad Men season 5?

The somewhat overrated drama set in the 1960s had a scene where one of the supporting characters--a former aide to Gov. Nelson Rockefeller who apparently is now an advisor to NYC Mayor John Lindsay in the show--trash-talks about Michigan Governor George Romney, Mitt Romney's father, in a telephone conversation with another political operative.

The character, Henry Francis, calls Romney "a clown."

Was this a subtle or not-so-subtle dig at the current GOP presidential frontrunner from Obama's many sycophants in Hollywood?

If you watch Mad Men, let us know.

Added: ABC News among others also noticed. Big has the clip in question: