Friday, September 4, 2009

what life will be like when we're all up against BHO's death panels

The hospital began urging families to plan while people are healthy. For those who want help writing a directive, a physician will discuss the powers and limits of medicine and explain to family members what it means if they agree to serve as the "health-care agent." ... The directives are power-of-attorney forms that protect physicians and family members against liability, and the hospital makes clear to its doctors that they are expected to follow them. Today, more than 90 percent of people in town have directives when they die, double the national average.

Everyone: unhinged (cont'd)

HOUSTON (shocking!) — President Obama's plan to deliver a speech to public school students on Tuesday has set off a revolt among conservative parents, who have accused the president of trying to indoctrinate their children with socialist ideas and are asking school officials to excuse the children from listening.

The uproar over the speech, in which Mr. Obama intends to urge students to work hard and stay in school, has been particularly acute in Texas, where several major school districts, under pressure from parents, have laid plans to let children opt out of lending the president an ear...

Mark Steyn, a Canadian author and political commentator, speaking on the Rush Limbaugh show on Wednesday, accused Mr. Obama of trying to create a cult of personality, comparing him to Saddam Hussein and Kim Jong-il, the North Korean leader.

The Republican Party chairman in Florida, Jim Greer, said he "was appalled that taxpayer dollars are being used to spread President Obama’s socialist ideology.”

And Chris Stigall, a Kansas City talk show host, said, "I wouldn’t let my next-door neighbor talk to my kid alone; I’m sure as hell not letting Barack Obama talk to him alone."

Thursday, September 3, 2009

What could possibly cheer us up as another dismal baseball season winds down?

How about a nice frosty cupcake?

This Saturday's thrilling Northwestern Wildcats vs. Towson Tigers matchup is the sixth-most-delectable creampuff served up anywhere in the Nation this year, according to Sporting News. Which means the 'Cats better not blow it.

an embarrassment for everyone involved

Carlos Torres tossed seven innings of shutout ball against the Cubs for his first major league victory on Thursday.
And so interleague play comes to an end. Some would argue that it's appropriate that it finishes with an AL team that's already given up on the season shutting out an NL team with one of the game's highest payrolls. Torres had allowed seven runs and walked nine in 9 1/3 innings as a major leaguer. Today, he walked none and struck out six.


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

No, not those Chix

Chicks Being Ground Up Alive Video

(AP) WASHINGTON — An undercover video shot by an animal rights group at an Iowa egg hatchery shows workers discarding unwanted chicks by sending them alive into a grinder, and other chicks falling through a sorting machine to die on the factory floor.

Chicago-based Mercy for Animals said it shot the video at Hy-Line North America's hatchery in Spencer, Iowa, over a two-week period in May and June. The video was obtained Monday by The Associated Press....

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Obama's climate change policies explained

Just what downstate Illinois needs: anudder pig-at-the-trough Hastert

From Greenwald's It's time to embrace American royalty:

UPDATE V: Elect the father-dependent Ethan Hastert to his dad's former seat in Congress (h/t). I'd be willing to bet that this "self-described economic and social conservative" finds affirmative action to be a deep affront to merit-based achievement.

William 'the Bloody' Kristol: Always Wrong (cont'd)

Guess i forgot that the Washington Post added him as a columnist after the NY Times shitcanned his ass. It's like a "Proven Veteran" in baseball... Also, other than DICK! Cheney, is there a person alive who loves war more than this asshole?

No Will, No Way by William Kristol
George Will is dismayed by American casualties in Afghanistan, unhappy about the length of our effort there, dismissive of the contributions of our NATO allies, contemptuous of the Afghan central government, and struck by the country’s backwardness....

Was Blago's book release timed to coincide with Shameless Promotion Month?

Also: Beware the Ides of National Chicken Month: