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Career Politician Barney Faces Off Against Marine Entrepeneur

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 1:22 pm - October 10, 2010.
Filed under: 2010 Elections,Mean-spirited leftists

Writing about Sean Bielat, the man set to replace one of the most arrogant members of Congress, James Taranto contrasts him with that unhappy incumbent:

Mr. Bielat’s varied résumé is quite a contrast with that of Mr. Frank, who is twice the challenger’s age yet has spent more than half his adult life in Congress. “Of his 45 years of work experience, 44 have been either in political office or working for somebody in political office,” Mr. Bielat says of the incumbent. “The other one was teaching at the Harvard Kennedy School.” (No, Mr. Bielat did not have the congressman as a professor.)

Mr. Frank has been in Congress since before his opponent could read.

Read the whole thing and when you’re done, make sure to support Bielat’s campaign.

At Current Pace, US Won’t Recover Jobs Until 2020

Hopeandchange, folks…. Hopeandchange.

This is the whole that Obama Democrats’ One Trillion Stimulus has dug for our nation and our future generations. Not even a short-term gain for the pain. Just pain all around. Pathetic.

How’s is this NOT a Depression, again? Remind me, please.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

Ann Coulter & HOMOCON Featured In Sunday NY Times

Why am I posting this?  Well, for no other reason the sheer delight of knowing that Gay Leftist heads will be exploding all over the place this morning.  Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha.

“I WROTE a new speech for the gays and I don’t have it memorized yet!” said Ann Coulter, as she ducked into a hallway in the Union Square apartment of the venture capitalist Peter Thiel on a recent Saturday night, flicking a half-empty packet of Habitrol gum between her fingers. She was there to speak at Homocon 2010, a party for the one-year anniversary of GOProud, the Washington-based advocacy group for gay conservatives.

For a right-wing, evangelical Christian who has made fun of homosexuals and opposes same-sex marriage, Ms. Coulter seemed awfully … game. Wearing a black lace-up cocktail dress and high black heels, she posed for a photograph with the founder of Boy Butter, a maker of sex lubricants. She joked about her fellow conservatives. “Yes, that was Elton John at Rush Limbaugh’s wedding, not Velma from ‘Scooby-Doo,’ ” she said, as listeners chuckled. She warmly greeted a pornographic film director, and admired the “freedom is fabulous” T-shirt worn by one volunteer. “Can you be gay and conservative?” she shouted at the mostly male crowd, many of whose shirt collars were soaked with sweat after the air-conditioning had faltered. “You have to be!” Conservatives, she surmised, are tough on the war against Islamic terrorists. “And you know what the Muslims do to gays,” she said, flashing a knowing look.

Ah, but for the rest…. you will have READ THE WHOLE THING.

By the way, the founder of Boy Butter must have slipped my attention at the Homocon event.  LOL.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

These Voices Don’t Speak For The Rest Of Us

Good Sunday morning. Nothing like waking up with The President. Reagan, that is.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

Jerry Brown Faults Mammograms; NOW Silent

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 4:44 am - October 10, 2010.
Filed under: 2010 Elections,California politics

Now, that the media have spent the past several weeks dredging through the 1990s videos of a Republican Senate candidate, guess it’s fair game to start pulling out 1990s videos of Democratic gubernatorial candidates, particularly when said candidate had been a public figure (as of the time of the tape in question) for a quarter-century.

With the federal government taking over our health care system, with state governments helping them manage it, it’s just a slight bit more important what Jerry Brown said about mammograms in 1995 than what Christine O’Donnell said in the same decade about her high school dabbling in witchcraft.  Yet, something tells me this won’t generate the same about of headlines.

Acknowledging that the former governor “is correct, there are questions regarding the effectiveness of mammograms because they generate false positives“, Yid with Lid reminds us of something more important:  while mammograms may indeed be “more costly than they seem. But then again that is the problem with government health care, they look at the cost of keeping someone alive, the rest of us look as a life as something so precious it is priceless.”

In the video former Republican Delaware Governor Pete du Pont faulted his one-time colleague from the (once-)Golden state, “But you ought to have the option — if you think they’re going to help you, if you think they’re going to help you, you ought to have the option of having one.

But, this Democrat just doesn’t think women should have that choice. Guess some choices just don’t matter to the gals at NOW.

Gotta love the response from the Brown campaign, pokesman Sterling Clifford said, “Jerry Brown opposes cancer in all cases.” Politico’s Ben Smith files that one under the Department of Courageous Stands.

Wonder what Gloria Allred has to say about this.

UPDATE:  Watching the clip, Moe Lane quips, “Moonbeam Brown’s Been Weird For Years Edition.”  Is this the guy to tackle California’s fiscal mess?

The simple brilliance of the Social Network

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 4:42 am - October 10, 2010.
Filed under: Movies/Film & TV,New Media

Aaron Sorkin has earned his reputation as one of the best writers in Hollywood.  He’ll probably take him his first Oscar for the Social Network.  This is one movie that lives up to its hype.  Whether it will stand the test of time is yet to be seen, but it does get you talking.  And thinking.

And the script is amazing, incredibly fast-paced, making the famed Warner Brothers dialogue of the 1930s seem slow by comparison.  When finally the movie does slow down, the scene is accompanied by Edvard Grieg’s Hall of the Mountain King, a movement which starts slow and builds to a frenzy.  Interesting, fascinating, choice.  Brilliant.

The movie to borrow (and likely paraphrase) an expression from its first scene was like riding a stairmaster, showing how a socially inept college computer geek created perhaps the most popular social networking venue in world history.  Told through two separate depositions in court proceedings against this geek, it leaves you wondering whether he deliberately cut his best friend out of the company they founded together in their college dorm room or whether he let himself be manipulated by lawyers, venture capitalists and a more socially savvy web “entrepreneur.”

It’s not so much a great story as it is a character study.  And like an entirely different such study (but in some ways quite similar), Citizen Kane, it brilliantly utilizes the medium of film.  Great movies, I’ve often learned, don’t have to tell great stories.  They merely have to engage you as they paint the portrait of an individual.  And this does so brilliantly.  Whether it honestly tells the story of the founder of Facebook I don’t know, but it’s amazing to see how quickly this phenomenon has grown.

Seven year ago, it was nothing.  Today, it has over 500,000,000 members.  Neither of the organization’s founders have yet celebrated their 30th birthday. (more…)

To NOW, feminism is only about electing Democrats

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 3:18 am - October 10, 2010.
Filed under: California politics,Liberal Hypocrisy

In all seriousness,” Ed Morrissey asks

. . . what does it take for a Democrat to lose an endorsement from the National Organization of Women?  Choosing Larry Flynt as a campaign manager?  Would that at least have them hold off for at least a couple of days in order to make the endorsement not seem as blatantly partisan and mindless as their endorsement of Jerry Brown just hours after discovering that his campaign strategized over painting opponent Meg Whitman as a “whore”?

. . . .

Whitman showed that women can succeed at the highest levels of the private sector with her incredible leadership at eBay, and that women can turn that success into political force.  That flies in the face of their need to hype victimization over self-determination, and demand the expansion of government interventions to dictate outcomes rather than create an equitable environment in which all can compete equally and win or lose based on their talent, drive, and fortunes.

Read the whole thing.  Hugh notes the media double standard:

Imagine if a GOP candidate for governor or senator in any high profile race in the land was heard on tape either uttering the word “whore” about his Democratic woman opponent or not reacting to his aide using the term in regard to that opponent –what would the reaction of the MSM be to the story?