Archive for March, 2008

Why I Support Hillary for President….

March 31, 2008


I am supporting Hillary Clinton for president because of her coolness under fire, her exemplary agility in dodging the daily slings and arrows from a hostile press, and her staunch loyalty to a husband who has embarrassed her in so many ways. Senator Clinton is eminently qualified to be Commander-in-Chief of our military. And no, she wasn’t lying; really!***

Peggy Noonan,writing in WSJ online recently,notes that the best commentary on the Bosnia story came from a poster called GI Joe who wrote in to a news blog:

“Actually Mrs. Clinton was too modest. I was there and saw it all. When Mrs. Clinton got off the plane the tarmac came under mortar and machine gun fire. I was blown off my tank and exposed to enemy fire. Mrs. Clinton without regard to her own safety dragged me to safety, jumped on the tank and opened fire, killing 50 of the enemy.” Soon a suicide bomber appeared, but Mrs.
Clinton stopped the guards from opening fire. “She talked to the man in his own language and got him [to] surrender. She found that he had suffered terribly as a result of policies of George Bush. She defused the bomb vest herself.” Then she turned to his wounds. “She stopped my bleeding and saved my life. Chelsea donated the blood.”

The Clinton 6 Point Strategy:
Cartoon: Salon blog
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*** (if you believe this you must also have believed that John Kerry spent Christmas 1968 in Cambodia!)

Stephen Colbert at National Portrait Gallery….

March 31, 2008

Photo: afagen

Comedic sketch artist Stephen Colbert has drawn tons of attention (a good thing) to the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. His portrait, which has hung there in btween the bathrooms and over the water fountain, will be taken down April Fool’s Day after being on view for 2 1/2 months.

Stephen Colbert, born 1964
Born Washington, D.C.

Stephen Colbert, the mock pundit for the Comedy Central show The Colbert Report recently contacted the National Portrait Gallery hoping to donate this portrait of himself from his show. While this triple portrait is not one that would typically be accessioned into the Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection, NPG agreed to go along with the joke and hang the portrait for a limited time.

In episodes of The Colbert Report that aired on January 10, 14, and 15, 2008, Colbert tries to convince the Smithsonian that he should be considered a national treasure. He attempts to donate his portrait to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, but the museum’s director suggests that perhaps Colbert should speak to the National Portrait Gallery. Finally, after much “discussion,” the director of the National Portrait Gallery finds an appropriate place to hang Colbert’s portrait, in between the bathrooms and above the water fountain.

Photo: (Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo)

“We agreed to go along with the joke and hang it for a short time in between the bathrooms,” said museum spokeswoman Bethany Bentley. “Let me tell you two key things here: His portrait is not coming into the collection, and it’s not hanging permanently.”

The Democrat Dilemma….

March 30, 2008

Cartoon: Brian Meyers, CT Local Politics

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Cartoon: ConservativePunk

Vets Park Community/Senior Center Meeting 3/25

March 24, 2008

Reminder: Meeting on the proposed Community/Senior Center in Veterans Memorial Park. Tues Mar 25 at 7 PM at First Church of Christ, 190 Court St, Middletown.

A Jonah Center bulletin reports:

“Architect Tom Arcari from Quisenberry Arcari Architects in Farmington will discuss conceptual drawings developed over the past two years. The feasibility study committee hopes to have a referendum question on the November 2008 ballot. The total project costs are estimated to be about $25 million.

Veterans Park is located to the west of Washington Street, behind Palmer field. The urban wildlife habitat along the Coginchaug River between Veteran’s Park and the North End Peninsula and the Floating Meadows has been a focus area for the Jonah Center for the past several years.”

The short video below shows the Coginchaug River where it flows between Palmer Field and Veterans Memorial Park.

This is reprinted from today’s ConservaCity blog.

St Patrick’s Day Notes….

March 17, 2008

Fergal Murray (above) is the brew master at Guiness and he is in Washington today to lobby Congress for the creation of St. Patrick’s Day as an official holiday. We might as well do it , I suppose. I don’t think much work gets done anyway; especially in New York and Boston. Murray points out though that the day is celebrated differently in Ireland….“never had a party atmosphere about it,” he said. “It was always a religious holiday and a day off. We’re 365 days a year Irish.”

It’s much bigger here says a visitor from Ireland in this clip from Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in South Boston:
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Alec Baldwin’s Right Thinking on Prostitution….

March 14, 2008

Although I often find much to disagree with when uber liberal Alec Baldwin speaks I find he is right with comments in yesterday’s Huffington Post about prostitution and the Spitzer fiasco:

Prostitution should never be legal. Ever. Selling your body is not the worst thing in the world, but men who pay for sex help complete a battery that is, without question, an emotionally unhealthy one. Every prostitute is someone’s daughter. Spitzer has three of his own.

Baldwin demolishes the Alan Dershowitz nonsense of a day earlier which sought to characterize Eliot Spitzer’s philandering as not worthy of even the back pages of any European newspaper.

Baldwin goes on to point out the importance of careful vetting of a candidate’s running mate; i.e. Lt. Governor or Vice President saying:

Pay close attention to a candidate’s running mate. Scrutinize him as carefully as you do Number One. David Patterson is the Governor of New York now. And most New Yorkers, regardless of age, education or income, don’t even know who he is.

I don’t mean this to be the least bit critical of Governor-to-be David Patterson as I don’t know anything about him. The lesson is clear, however, that the question of presidential running mate is of critical importance in campaign ’08.

Also see Debbie Schlussel’s blog.

Vacuuming as Foreplay….

March 6, 2008

NY Daily News is reporting “Husbands who pitch in around the house get more sex than those who won’t help clean up, researchers say in a study that could turn lazy guys into Ty-D-Bol Men.” Better grab those Hoovers boys!

This man gets it!

Gloria Steinem Rips John McCain….

March 3, 2008

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Steinem questions McCain’s POW cred
Feminist icon Gloria Steinem was over the top yesterday as she tried to rip McCain a new one in a tirade in support of Hillary Clinton.

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….the 73-year-old (Steinem) seemed to denigrate the importance of John McCain’s time as a prisoner of war in Vietnam…..she suggested that Barack Obama benefits—and Clinton suffers—because Americans view racism more seriously than sexism….Steinem raised McCain’s Vietnam imprisonment as she sought to highlight an alleged gender-based media bias against Clinton.

Steinem then continues with anti-military comments downplaying the importance of leaders who insisted on a strong national defense and knew how to use the armed forces:

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Steinem’s broader argument was that the media and the political world are too admiring of militarism in all its guises.
“I am so grateful that she [Clinton] hasn’t been trained to kill anybody. And she probably didn’t even play war games as a kid. It’s a great relief from Bush in his jump suit and from Kerry saluting.”
To the Observer, Steinem insisted that “from George Washington to Jack Kennedy and PT-109 we have behaved as if killing people is a qualification for ruling people.”

She concludes with comments about violence against women and the notion that Hillary should be first with Obama to follow after Clinton’s 8 years as President.

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But she also opined that “a majority of Americans want redemption for racism, for our terrible destructive racist past and so see a vote for Obama as redemptive.” Then, using a term for the mass killing of women, she added, “I don’t think as many want redemption for the gynocide.
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Steinem told me the Illinois senator was “an intelligent, well-intentioned person.” She added: “I would like very much to see him be president for eight years after Hillary has been president for eight years.”

Source: New York Observer