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Women got lectured yet again in last night’s Egopalooza.

It’s up to men to tell us what’s right or wrong, we have no freedom from this:

Abortion is a moral and ethical issue. this is not an issue simply of women’s freedom.

I think abortion is a moral issue and an ethical issue. I think that those who are pro-choice make a mistake when they — if they suggest — and I don’t want create straw men here, but I think there are some who suggest that this is simply an issue about women’s freedom and that there’s no other considerations.

(no, of course. It’s a matter of men entitlement)

And declared that FOCA is not a priority

Now, the Freedom of Choice Act is not my highest legislative priority. I believe that women should have the right to choose, but I think that the most important thing we can do to tamp down some of the — the anger surrounding this issue is to focus on those areas that we can agree on.

Contrast this with

“The first thing I’d do, as president, is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That’s the first thing that I’d do.”

speech to Planned Parenthood July 17, 2008

The Weekly Standard people sure appreciated this

Obama’s supple mind is still capable of nuance and complexity though, as evidenced by his answer to a question about abortion. Obama said abortion is “a moral issue and an ethical issue” and that women “struggle with these decisions each and every day.” Our president is clearly troubled by abortion, but not so troubled he would outlaw the practice. Instead the president wants “to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies.”

Yup. Men who want to impose their “ethics” on women agree….

Once again he said women make those decisions

in consultation with their families, with their doctors, with their clergy.


For the perfect deconstruction  of this tortured Obama argument, always go to Cinie

So, let me see if I’ve got this straight.  All these women, responsible enough to come to Daddy when they’re “in trouble,” simply don’t have sense enough not to whore around and get knocked up in the first place?   As far as he seems to be concerned, the only reason any woman would ever consider an abortion is because she’s a slut; either too stupid, or too young, not to fall for any available slickster’s line.  The way to fix that, of course, is to send these Godless whores to church, where the anointed sexorcists can drive the unholy sex demons out.


On the same topic – a Romanian movie tonight on Sundance channel at 10 PM toda

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

Update 2

Judge Souter retiring. MSNBC speculates with their uncanny “common sense”:

Souter’s retirement is unlikely to alter the ideological balance on the closely divided court because Obama is almost certain to replace the liberal-leaning justice with someone with similar views.

Similar views as who? That “choice” has nothing to do with women’s freedom but everything with advice from clergy?

Over at Politico, an NYU professor makes a better guess

a good opportunity for Obama to again play the “bipartisan” card by picking a moderate, and almost dare the Republicans to come out against him.

And in Obama’s book, an anti-choice judge would me a moral, ethical man – a moderate.

I read that the New York Times managed to top its Judith Miller moment last night

Jeff Zeleny embarrassed himself and his paper when he asked Obama what was the most “enchanted” moment of his first 100 days. I was unable to see whether the question was read out of a My Little Unicorn notepad.

The link to the transcript from the NYT is here

And then I read a mind-numbing editorial by GOP rep Lamar Smith about the media’s double standards in covering Obama. The reading gave me whiplash as it contained one true statement and one whopper in repeated succession. here’s the weird premise:

the national media have shown they have a clear double standard in how they cover Obama, compared with Republican presidents.

And here are some examples:

The article is correct in pointing out the skewed polls

Thirty-nine percent of respondents were Democrats, compared with just 23 percent who were Republicans — a 16-point gap.

or the lack of coverage of their protests by the media.

The author seems to forget that this was exactly what was happening a few years ago: anti-war protests were being ignored and GOP-ers were oversampled in polls. It’s statements like this that make it all a joke

Whether it’s because of bias or prejudice, Republican presidents face much tougher media scrutiny.

Imagine if a Republican president had already broken six significant promises in his first 100 days, as Obama has done,

Oh, I don’t need to imagine – I was here during the Bush coverage – and I mean not just in the past 2 years when media turned to Obama. I remember the glossing over the “16 words” and the ever evolving definition of the reasons for war and articles about “what Bush reads”

I am also old enough to remember the coverage of Clinton – who remained popular IN SPITE of the incessant attacks.

Bush’s Pet Goat moment has been smothered in silence. Obama’s raiding Ground Zero for souvenir photos – already burried in “enchantments.

But everyone still knows of  “Whitewater” – with a selected few knowing that it was media fabrication. Compare that to the pains media took to keep Obama untainted by the very real Chicago corruptions scandals making page one every day.

So, Lamar dear – if it’s double standard you are after, you need to dig a bit further.

Obama is getting Jr.jr treatment from the media – your party just happens to be on the other side now.

The standards are as “enchanted” as always when it comes to the elite.

Maybe the Obamas made a mistake taking the Clintons advice as to where to send their kids to school. Having picked the same school, they now invite inevitable comparisons and they don’t come up as good

Obamas prove stingy with school auction

was the headline – surprisingly – from MSNBC

Inerestingly, the article starts with what the Clintons contributed to the school fundraising auction while Chelsea was a student:

In 1996, a round of golf with Bill Clinton went for nearly six figures; another year Chelsea Clinton offered up her babysitting services to the highest bidder.

The end of the article tells us Chelsea still contributes

Chelsea Clinton remains involved in the event — this year she and a fellow alumna Nicole Davison donated a “lunch or brunch” in New York City. The value, according to the bidding materials: “priceless.”

And what did the guy who gave the queen of England an I-pod with his own speeches give the school where 2 of his children go? Well, 2 items, actually:

the only items up for bid from the Obamas included a signed copy of the Rolling Stone issue featuring the president and a signed copy of the January Vogue that featured the first lady.

Two magazines! Autographed! reminds me of that W golden moment they included in the 9.11 puff piece: signing his name of a photo of a lost parent a 9.11 kid showed him. “When you find your father tell him you met me”. About the same confidence in the value of one’s autograph.

In the same vein, pork  producers would like the name “swine” taken out of the flu

For U.S. pork producers the swine flu name has hurt, forcing government officials into the position of stressing that American pork is safe to eat and that other countries should not ban imports.

But whatever name, Democrats put it to a good use

With the swine flu officially out of the pen in the United States, Democrats and their allies have taken to heart Rahm Emanuel’s maxim that “you never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”

I don’t know how much Obama media will make of this, but in NYC the little 9.11 unpleasantness was bound to make the tabloids.

Best headline goes to the NY Post

although puns were everywhere

I guess it was hard to resist, but Metro reported it straight

while daily News tried to show restraint …by only taking half a page

but I loved their “souvenir photos”

because let’s not forget Obama’s fondness for planes as photo ops


on update – let’s not leave NYT out – just because their photo is smaller


They inform us that the flight actually rattled windows

We also know now that FAA knew they would cause panic but still demanded secrecy.  of course that article still blames the DOD

As the Red State guys song goes

Don’t buzz Ground Zero

With Air Force One

Remember 9.11

Wasn’t too much fun

Yesterday, downtown New York, buildings were evacuated because of a very low flying jet.

In my neighborhood, I saw a huge flotilla of police cars heading downtown.

said a witness

And one woman, who had worked on the 13th floor of the World Trade Center’s north tower, told the Wall Street Journal, “For anybody who had gone through the World Trade Center, this was the most thoughtless, senseless thing they could do to somebody.

Eventually this came from the newswire


All righty then…Just a Mishun accompished thinghie then as this headline seems to say

Dept. Of Defense Plan To Scare NYC Totally Succeeds!


But, wait, the attempt to blame the DOD for it eventually fizzled, because guess who apologized for it?

The White House Military Office director Louis Caldera issued an apology, explaining he approved the mission last week: “I take responsibility for that decision.

A fawning Daily News tries to make the fall on the sword Obama proof

Louis Caldera, the director of the White House military office who sent Air Force One and the fighter jet on an “aerial photo mission,” got slammed by an angry President Obama.

All righty then. Besides, repeats Daily News

Obama was not on the flight.

Got it dude. He was too home doing homework.

The news wire made sure to protest too much first.

Of course, at the time, Gibbs was clueless

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs appeared taken aback as reporters peppered him with questions about the incident.

“I have no information beyond what I saw” on news reports, Gibbs said at his afternoon press conference.

But then the “insider report” was quickly spread to the Obama media

A short time later, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel tracked down Caldera and “relayed the President’s displeasure,” sources said.

“The President was furious,” a White House insider said.

Almost reminds me of the times of the Valerie Plame “leak” when THAT guy was furious

george_bush_toys.jpg picture by Robbedvoter

Me, I still think  that cool flight of the cool AF-1 Seems like a very…hip idea . He loved the AF-1 perk so much, he ordered a mock-up built for his speech at the Denver Temple


Here’s the logo:

Presidential image: A full-scale replica of Air Force One fuselage arrives at Invesco Field before Mr Obama speaks

I am also old enough to remember that about the same point in the Clinton presidency, the media fabricated a story about the Presidential plane stopping on the tarmac, delaying other flights for an expensive haircut. The ourage was as endless as the story was false, and yet Clinton’s approval at the time was 55 vs Obama’s 56.


Obama: I won’t do it again

Okey dokey Mr “better judgment”

Not Your Sweetie