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The hasty half of the Estrada-Estrada writing team, sits on a park bench at NewsReal, anxiously awaiting the arrival of the working hubby to execute their plot for the destruction of progressive-leftist ideology.


Planned Parenthood About to Face a Big, New Competitor…

2010 August 11

From FOX Nation:

While we were watching Kagan’s confirmation last week, an amendent sponsored by Senator Ronald “Blago-pal” Burris (D-Ill.) and spawned by the Senate Armed Services Committee’s 15-12 vote in late May, will allow abortion procedures in clinics or hospitals on military installations worldwide.  The amendment to the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act passed the Senate along a partyline vote, with the exception of Ben “Cornhusker Kickback” Nelson.

The Washington Times accurately calls it a “ruse” to “accomplish radical social change – to mainstream abortion, to press the government into providing it on a widespread scale so that it becomes respectable and ordinary”:

In late May, the Senate Armed Services Committee approved an 11th-hour amendment by Democratic Sen. Roland Burris of Illinois to overturn the long-standing restrictions on abortion in military hospitals during the committee‘s work on the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act and after protracted debate on the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. The Burris amendment passed on a party-line vote with one Democrat, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, voting no. While Elena Kagan‘s confirmation hearings directed attention away from the Defense authorization bill, Democratic Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan has called for this issue to be dealt with as soon as possible after the Senate returns from August recess.

Under current law, Department of Defense resources may be used for emergency abortions to save the mother’s life and in cases of rape or incest, restrictions first added to the U.S. Code in 1984 and 1996.

Elective abortions, on the other hand, have been disallowed in military hospitals for decades, with the exception of a brief period when President Clinton reversed the policy in January 1993, only to have Congress vote to restore it in 1995. Under current law, military women are free to leave the base and make their own private arrangements for an elective abortion.

Mr. Burris‘ amendment would overturn current law so that elective abortions are performed in U.S. military clinics and hospitals by military personnel, putting the armed forces in competition with Planned Parenthood as the nation’s largest abortion provider.

Continue reading at FOX NATION.

Rolling Stone: Deepwater blew and Obama knew

2010 June 11

by Ed Morrissey:

So far, Barack Obama’s new Captain Kickass persona seems to be as big a flop as the movie itself.  No one is buying Obama’s outrage, especially not the Left, where anger over his mismanagement and inaction has finally landed in the featured pages of the Rolling Stone, one of the magazines shouting hosannas to Obama in 2007-8. …

Like the attacks by Al Qaeda, the disaster in the Gulf was preceded by ample warnings – yet the administration had ignored them. Instead of cracking down on MMS, as he had vowed to do even before taking office, Obama left in place many of the top officials who oversaw the agency’s culture of corruption. He permitted it to rubber-stamp dangerous drilling operations by BP – a firm with the worst safety record of any oil company – with virtually no environmental safeguards, using industry-friendly regulations drafted during the Bush years. He calibrated his response to the Gulf spill based on flawed and misleading estimates from BP – and then deployed his top aides to lowball the flow rate at a laughable 5,000 barrels a day, long after the best science made clear this catastrophe would eclipse the Exxon Valdez.

Salazar himself has worked hard to foster the impression that the “prior administration” is to blame for the catastrophe. In reality, though, the Obama administration was fully aware from the outset of the need to correct the lapses at MMS that led directly to the disaster in the Gulf…

Salazar did little to tamp down on the lawlessness at MMS, beyond referring a few employees for criminal prosecution and ending a Bush-era program that allowed oil companies to make their “royalty” payments – the amount they owe taxpayers for extracting a scarce public resource – not in cash but in crude. And instead of putting the brakes on new offshore drilling, Salazar immediately throttled it up to record levels. Even though he had scrapped the Bush plan, Salazar put 53 million offshore acres up for lease in the Gulf in his first year alone – an all-time high.

Read Ed’s full post here.

Remembering D-Day – Preserving the Bulwark of Democracy and Honoring American Exceptionalism

2010 June 6

Notably absent from major leftist news media, including the NewYork Times, is any reference to the 66th Anniversary of D-Day.

Last year, the Times gave President Obama a full-page spread entitled “Obama Hails D-Day Heroes at Normandy after he refused to visit Normandy last spring and risk offsetting the “balance” of the G20 Summit during his first overseas trip.

This year, nothing. Not even from conservative FOX News.

What gives? read more…

Katie Couric on Israel – Another Performance for the White House

2010 June 6

HT Story Balloon

I didn’t know Katie was moonlighting for the White House as a foreign diplomat while at CBS. Or is she a cabinet-level ambassador? She can’t possibly be just another national broadcasting mouthpiece for the Obama Administration.

Maybe she’s looking for an internship. read more…

Lunch Break: Trust the Frog

2010 May 26

Back in the day, before FBI FOIAs revealed our most popular reporters were commies and we still believed in trustworthy and unbiased reporting, there was The Frog: read more…

Green Tech Still Hopeless for “The New Poor”

2010 May 15

Only the New York Times can publish an article on jobs that aren’t coming back, call it “creative destruction” and say that it “benefit[s] the economy.”

You think I’m joking.

From Catherine Rampbell’s piece “In a Job Market Shift, Some Workers Are Left Behind” in the New York Time’s “The New Poor” series:

This “creative destruction” in the job market can benefit the economy.

In typical Lefty fashion, Rampbell uses the story of Ms. Norton — laid off for 2 years from an insurance company and fresh from an 8-month course she later learned was a “Volunteer For a Year First, Get Hired Later” Obama Scheme —  to squarely place blame on Big Bad Business, claiming Obama’s economy gave: read more…

Laura Bush for Gay Marriage and Abortion

2010 May 14

With this sort of fundamental difference in the Bush marriage, I wonder how much of the White House functionality, and thus, that of the country, suffered.

HT to Below the Beltway and @JennQPublic.

Obama Pick Donald Berwick: We “Must Redistribute Wealth”

2010 May 13

Head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Nominee Donald Berwick praised Britain’s socialized medicine back in 2008. In the clip published below the fold, Berwick says:

Any health care funding plan that is just equitable civilized and humane must, must redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent health care is by definition redistributional.

Wait for it… read more…

Greenie Copycats Give Kudos to Republican Governors

2010 May 12

They say imitation is the best form of flattery. If that’s so, then the greenies over at This is Ecocide give kudos to the Republican Governors Association and their work toward throwing the Left out of office in November.

This is Ecocide acts as a front group for Polly Higgins’ company in search of half-a-trillion dollars in venture capital and government subsidies to solarpower the Sahara. read more…

Obama Micro-Manages Federal Job Growth

2010 May 12
the long-suffering federal job applicant
the suffering federal job applicant

The Washington Post doesn’t realize it, but the hype over Obama’s efforts to streamline federal job hiring exemplifies two things. First, the type of bloated propaganda that accompanies every single step Obama takes, and second, how Obama’s focus on job growth always involves expanding the size of government.

In not one, but two articles, the WaPo, provides a freebie “We’re Hiring!” ad for the Obama Administration, disguised as articles on job-application overhaul:

President Obama plans to instruct federal agencies to radically overhaul the process now used to hire government workers. The change is expected to cut in half the time it takes to fill vacancies and allow the government to better compete with the private sector for top talent. read more…

The Press – Showing Up Before Barney Fife

2010 May 8
“horrified” law enforcement
a compromised crime scene?There comes a time when the press needs to draw the same line of respect as ordinary citizens and stay the hell out of the way during an investigation – especially one of national security significance.

NPR reports,via the Corner at NRO, that the realtime cat-and-mouse game between Shahzad, the Press and law enforcement was like watching an episode of 24 in real time.”

Says NPR: “The only problem was that Shahzad was able to watch it, too.”: read more…

Tony Stark Meets Obama’s America

2010 May 8

Where's Rhodie?

Scarlett Johansson’s been vindicated. And, as the New York Times notes:

[She looks good] in tight skirts and tighter body suits. So you might say that the movie has something for everyone, which is fine but also, in the end, not quite enough. You’re left wanting more, but not quite the “more” “Iron Man 2” works so hard to supply.

Other reviews say the same thing.

But your humble reviewer has a different perspective from having seen it last night at midnight. read more…

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