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Sean Hannity has this silly Trayvon thing figured out

Do you dig Sean Hannity’s hair? Is he the cutest devil, or what? Here comes a good clip. Hannity, millionaire journalist ink-pisser, knows better than to leave anything to the gods. Or the women. So he sends them winks and nods to corral them in the handsome direction of truth.

‘Trayvon Martin on TOP of George Zimmerman, POUNDING his head, BEATING his life, KNOTTING his soul. The shrieking WIND, the pitiless RAIN, THE BLOOD and THE SCARS PUKING NOW YOU TIFFANY GO . .

–I think . .


–Maybe it . .


–I don’t . .


The ladies eventually get hip to the game. Deneen Borrelli rips Eric Holder:

“With the New Black Panther Party in 2008, where was he then?”

In private practice at Covington & Burling. Brilliant. Tamara:

“President Obama is not going to because he has no cojones.”

Captured above, Tamara supporting her assertion. And this:

“The blacks are also making this more of a racial issue than it should be.”

The blacks. Those ones, yes. Yeehoo.


RICH LOWRY much verklempt for negro americans

The Murders That Don’t Count
In America, the lives of young black people are cheap, unless they happen to fit the right agenda.
by Rich Lowry | National Review | March 30, 2012

Delric Miller IV died in a hail of bullets a month ago. When someone fired 37 AK-47 rounds into his Detroit home at 4:30 a.m., he was mortally wounded while dozing on the couch. He was nine months old. No one made the multicolored teething ring he got for Christmas or his toy hammer into a national symbol of random violence.

You mean the deaths of young black people.

Last year, Charinez Jefferson, 17, was shot and killed on a Chicago street. “She begged the shooter not to shoot her because she was pregnant,” a pastor explained. The alleged assailant, Timothy Jones, 18, shot her in the head, chest and back after seeing her walking with a rival gang member. New York Times columnist Charles Blow did not write a column about BLAAH BLAH.

Last June, a stray bullet from a confrontation on a Brighton Beach, N.Y., boardwalk killed 16-year-old Tysha Jones as she sat on a bench. A 19-year-old man, out for revenge after an earlier scuffle on the boardwalk, was charged in the shooting. Tysha’s heartbroken mother was not BLAH BLEH BLUH.

In January, 12-year-old Kade’jah Davis was shot and killed when, allegedly, 19-year-old Joshua Brown showed up at her Detroit house to demand the return of a cellphone from Davis’ mother. When Brown didn’t get the phone, he fired shots through the front door. No one held high-profile street protests to BLAAAAAH . .

Rich Lowry could yank his cock off his carapace. Same ole’ problem for the National Review: flailing empathy. Lowry becomes too focused fucking excited, and then his POW boiling essence spackles a computer box. Thankfully, tony assclowns don’t even care for the Tyshas or Kade’jahs, so he’s fine. Say ‘HI’ to someone we both know, k’bye.


Nevada’s Dwight Schrute, Sharron Angle, and her latest FAIL

Wow. What a p.r. master.

Nevada’s Tea Party right-wing Senate candidate, Sharron Angle, finally pops up in big media. She’s been dodging reporters and writers and TV people and internet sources and everybody on the planet because she’s a laughable whackjob whose public numbers are doing a Titanic now that her clownish personal views are known.Sharron Schrute Let’s abolish Social Security, Medicare, the Department of Education and fluoridation of your tap water, good ideas all.

Here, she finally sits down for an interview with a friendly face, Fox’s Carl Cameron. Carl asks her about her recent allergies to media, to which she rebounds with about as good a 25 seconds of ‘WTF?‘ as you’ll get.

The impersonation is spot on. The combination of animal self-assurance and prideful clod-hopping down the simplest path to a rout invokes Dwight Schrute in oblivious glory. The lack of awareness is nothing to be ashamed of, no, it’s a killer feature of the overall Angle nature. Albeit a disturbingly, psychotically grinning and head-bobbing nature.

Sharron Angle will just do what Sharron Angle will do. For example, if you, say, try to use her personal views, once proudly laid out for all to see on her former website, against her in a political campaign and the tactic begins to work, you will be accosted with lawsuits. You must be stopped from being effective. That’s what Sharron Angle will do. It’s not about Sharron Angle, it’s about Sharron Angle simply winning.

Speaking of which, help out Carl, here, Sharron — why were you having such a bad time dealing with the media? What were you trying to do?

[grin] Well . . .

1.) We had to transform the media into friends.
2.) SO that they would ask the questions we wanted them to ask.
3.) SO that we could get the answers out that made us look good.
4.) SO that we could lobby the audiences to go to Sharron Angle dot com.
5.) SO that they would donate at Sharron Angle dot com.
6.) LIKE your listeners, who can go to Sharron Angle dot com.

A Senate campaign’s pretty simple, really:


Texas ranches seized by band of Mexican drug assassins! Standoff! Bloodbath! Left-wing media blackout!

Laredo, Texas, wiped off the map by a Mexican drug cartel! Ranchers dragged out of their homes! Shot! Slugged! Slapped! Gutted and wrapped in foil! Grilled with salt and lemon!

BREAKING: Multiple Ranches In Laredo, TX Taken Over By Los Zetas
By Digger / July 24, 2010 04:11 AM

The bloodbath continues along our southern border and now word is coming in that Los Zetas, the highly trained killers formerly with the Gulf Cartel, have crossed into the United States and taken over at least two ranches in the Laredo, Texas area. I am receiving word that the owners of the ranches have evacuated without being harmed. The source is law enforcement in the area.

(Update 2 story is now 100% confirmed by second source within the Laredo Police Department)

Founder of the San Diego Minutemen Jeff Schwilk tipped me off to this story and passes along the following information on the location. The ranches are said to be “near Mines Rd. and Minerales Annex Rd about 10 miles NW of I-35”.

I’m sure the Minutemen aren’t given to panic. Especially over incendiary stories about border violence! By all means, let’s listen to an honest man like Jeff!

There is currently a standoff between the unknown size Zeta forces and U.S. Border Patrol and local law enforcement on two ranches on our side of the Rio Grande. The source tells us he considers this an “act of war” and that the military is needed on the border now!


Anonymous sources in law enforcement in the Laredo area tonight have passed on word that US law enforcement agencies are in the area and are weighing their options regarding the ranches.


The media has been silent on this incident and some law enforcement in the area says that they are furious that the media is not reporting the whole story of the continued violence along the border. Their frustrations are understandable because keeping the truth suppressed continues to hamper law enforcement from receiving the true support they need along the border.


“Starting to smell like a hoax.”

*sniff* *sniff* I don’t smell anything.

As far as a hoax, that is a willfully done falsity. Why would I sacrifice my 8 year old website and any benefit I can provide the issue I have dedicated my life to on a fake story?


As for the mud slinging, sling away. I have put my name on the line, you have put an anonymous moniker on the line. As a reader I would put my faith in the veteran blogger of 8 years, with a proven track record, rather than some commenter who just showed up a few hours ago.

I stand by the story. You obviously have not read what a media blackout entails.


Here is another source claiming that authorities in Laredo will not confirm or deny.


Hector Garcia , a city council member of the City of Laredo TX, has returned my phone call and aboslutely denied that any armed conflict has occured with the Laredo PD. He is quoting the Chief of Police, Carlos Maldonado. Mr Garcia went on to say that it appears two ranchers had a disagreement.


Is this really happening? Probably not (despite the upsurge in violence just over the border), but what’s even scarier than the heavily armed Zetas is that stories like this have become difficult to confirm or refute.


We know that the establishment media places supporting Obama far ahead of informing the public. But as for whether a blanket of silence has been thrown over a military incursion — in the short term, we can only guess.


In a totalitarian state, rumors supplant news. We’re not there yet, but we can see it from here.



Brent Bo$ell: I hate the T\/ @iring b*d w%rds

brent_bozellThere’s Brent!

There, clickers, is one delicate flower. There tumults the soul who can’t abide bad words. He can’t go on pointedly and publicly because bleeped-out or asterisked media might be worse. Wh0 d0 you th!nk yo\/’r$ f00Lin6, L|8eral%?? I know what you’re trying to do. You’re trying to hide cursing, doody-heads.

Friday, May 28, 2010
CBS: the Toilet Network
by Brent Bozell

…CBS has ended the debate over accidents. The artists formerly known as the classy “Tiffany Network” have very deliberately introduced a new show called “$#*! My Dad Says.”

That’s right — the fecal curse word starting with an S in the title. They pronounce it “Bleep My Dad Says.” They could simply have called it “Stuff My Dad Says” and not lost a scintilla of descriptive power. All they would lose is the childish wish to offend.

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This S-bomb show is a spinoff from a page on the social-media website Twitter with the same toilet-plugging name.

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Perhaps someone would argue that CBS is merely trying to stay true to the spirit of the actual Twitter page by Justin Halpern, where nearly every 140-character tweet of his dad’s cranky “wisdom” is laced with profanities. Halpern already milked his cursing dad for a book deal before turning his excretory ambitions to television executives.

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Critics outside the Hollywood bubble scorned CBS for its gaudy attempt to take profanity to a new level, to which CBS responds that the show will “in no way be indecent and will adhere to all CBS standards.” What is clear is that there is no such thing as “CBS standards.” There is only that which CBS can and can’t get away with.

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The whole S-word debut was unveiled on the same day that CBS submitted a legal brief in a federal appeals court declaring once again that it cannot be fined for the Janet Jackson breast exposure. In a defense that would make Bill Clinton proud, CBS argued it did not have a “guilty mind” in airing the wardrobe malfunction.

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Doesn’t the one hand of CBS really betray the other hand, as much as they try to play ignorant?

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Our broadcast television networks are not being shy about their agenda. They clearly intend to drag the American people into the enlightenment of the “21st century,” where all that is putrid is permissible.

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Who is the ‘Tea Party’? Lloyd Marcus, its black face? Or David Duke, its white-only mouth?

What is the Tea Party? Who is the Tea Party? Here are two of the faithful.

Which of these is a true representative of the ‘movement’? Lloyd Marcus, the singer? Or David Duke, the Klansman?

Or is one perhaps (or both) merely co-opting it for his own purpose? Is that the sanguine simplicity of the true nature of the Tea Party: everybody is, including Republican Party operatives, just out to get theirs? It’s no design inspirationally sheepish or foreign to the right wing.

One thing’s for sure, both of these guys can’t be experts on what makes their good buddies tick:

April 22, 2010

Blacks, the media & the tea parties
By Lloyd Marcus

lloyd marcus whoI am exhausted. I returned home after performing at tea parties in 42 cities from Searchlight, NV to Washington DC in 19 days while on Tea Party Express III tour. I’m black conservative singer/songwriter, entertainer, author and spokesperson Lloyd Marcus.

I wish to share with you how the liberal mainstream media has dealt with my participation on the Tea Party Express III tour.

Liberal mainstream media all but call me an Uncle Tom. Their reports imply that I am a token black too stupid to realize I am being used by the tea party movement. In typical liberal mainstream media arrogance, they are totally blind to the blatant racism of their reporting.

April 15, 2010

Tea Party Express III Tour: More blacks tea partying!
By Lloyd Marcus

lloyd and friend. . At each tea party, I asked the blacks who approached me for autographs and to pose for pictures how they earned a living. Interestingly, they were entrepreneurs or ex-military who experienced socialism abroad. They are not looking for a handout, nor do they view themselves as victims.

The shallow-minded liberal mainstream media believes the tea parties are racist because the crowds are mostly white. And yet, the liberal mainstream media never labels the all black audience rallies hosted by Minister Farrakhan where he touts the evils of whitey as racist.

April 8, 2010

Racist hate mail attacks Tea Party Express
By Lloyd Marcus

I am Lloyd Marcus, black singer/songwriter of the American Tea Party Anthem traveling nationally on the Tea Party Express III tour . .

lloyd marcus and friendAt Southern state rallies, countless white moms and grandmothers have approached me and said, “Mr. Marcus thank you for all you are doing for our country. May I hug your neck?” Big burly white men give me hardy hand shakes in thanks for my efforts while they fight back tears. This is not the behavior of angry racist mobsters. The folks who attend these tea parties are not racist. They are great Americans fearful of the tyrannical Obama administration and his plan to bypass our Constitution to, in his own words, “transform America.”

April 1, 2010

Diversity on Tea Party Express
By Lloyd Marcus

My fellow performers on the tour are seasoned professionals. I am extremely excited about a new refreshing addition to our Tea Party Express team of performers. He is a young 20-something-year-old Hispanic conservative rapper who calls himself, “Polatik.” Polatik is a youth minister, husband and father of one, another in the oven, and an entrepreneur . .

I was not sure how rap would play on the tour. I am pleased to report Polatik has been a hit at the rallies. Audiences appear to be taken aback a bit when his hip hop intro music begins.

But, when Polatik begins rapping about standing up for our Constitution and family values, they enthusiastically embrace and shower him with cheers . .

h/t Crooks and Liars . .


I liked your movie, but I sensed the dubbing was off

April 18, 2010

The view from the left
By Lisa Fabrizio

Morans. . Yes, liberal media spinners have had their way with manipulating public opinion for quite some time. They have ruined the reputations of conservatives with everything from live-mike verbal slipups to obscure misspelling errors. Democrats can be found with thousands of dollars hidden in their freezers or stuffing sensitive security documents down their pants, but call somebody ‘macacca’ and prepare to face the lynch mob. So well have they honed their skill, that they even managed to select as the opposition for Barack Obama a man that almost no conservative could stand.

teabagger n-bombBut while they are most effusive in pointing out the foibles of their opposition, they are not so forthcoming in addressing the rest of America. So, lest there be any confusion, or some among you who are still unable to read between the lines, let yours truly give a clear and concise encapsulation of just what the left really thinks of you.

Blacks: No matter what liberals say, no matter how they try and spin it, they consider you to be lazy, stupid, slovenly and most importantly, prone to violence and crime. They love it when many of you revel in your victimhood and do all they can to encourage it. Their every action and piece of legislation they propose to pass for your benefit proves this over and over again. Even programs like affirmative action, although they seem high-minded and noble, only serve monkey spendto taint any achievements you might have made without them.

They desperately want and need your children to embrace the gang and rap culture in order to keep them servile to ‘the struggle,’ and so they throw more and more money at an education system which values diversity over any real learning. And when some of you wise up and demand things like school choice, you are deemed as no longer ‘black’ and therefore irrelevant.

Hispanics: Most everything liberals think about blacks applies to you, except that you have too many babies and therefore may have illegals tweetforeign attachments; not to your own native countries, but to Rome. Also, they feel that you came to this country, not to raise your children as Americans, but to enjoy living in your own little barrios — complete with all the poverty and devastation you fled — and be grateful to them for the opportunity to do so.

Senior citizens: Except for your slavish and misplaced devotion to them at the ballot box, liberals have viewed you as essentially useless since the 1960’s. To them, you represent everything wrong with this country . .

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Here’s a take on the real parallel between Joe Stack and the Teabaggers . .

Furious anti-government, anti-tax guy, Joe Stack, flew his plane into an IRS building in Austin. Killed an office worker. The media jumped on the angry act as something like a ‘Tea Party’ stand:

Alienated in Austin

There’s no information yet on whether he was involved in any anti-government groups or whether he was a lone wolf. But after reading his 34-paragraph screed, I am struck by how his alienation is similar to that we’re hearing from the extreme elements of the Tea Party movement.

More: Media Link Joseph Stack To ‘Tea Party’. I wasn’t buying the Stack/Teabagger connection until idiots started calling the violent ass a hero:

— Joe Stack is a “True American Hero“: Facebook Groups Support Domestic Terrorist
Folk Hero Push For Andrew Joseph Stack

The latest fan? His daughter:

EXCLUSIVE: Texas Suicide Pilot’s Daughter Calls Dad a Hero, IRS Plane Attack ‘Inappropriate’

actual tea party heroThe daughter of the man who carried out a suicide plane attack against the IRS in Texas said she considered her father a hero for standing up to “the system” but said the attack that killed a government worker and injured 12 was “inappropriate” and “wrong.”

“His last actions, the suicide, the catastrophe that caused injuries and death, that was wrong,” Samantha Bell, Stack’s daughter from his first marriage, told “Good Morning America” in a morning television exclusive telephone interview that aired today. “But if nobody comes out and speaks up on behalf of injustice, then nothing will ever be accomplished. But I do not agree with his last action with what he did. But I do agree about the government.”

She doesn’t agree with “his last actions”? “The catastrophe”? Is she talking about Dad’s pre-meditated murder of an American veteran, Vernon Hunter?

Meet The Real Victim Of Last Week’s Terror Attack On IRS Building – Vietnam Vet, Vernon Hunter

Last week, Joseph Stack set his house on fire, drove to the airport, jumped in his plane and flew it into an IRS building in Austin, Texas. This deliberate, cowardly act of domestic terrorism resulted in injuring thirteen IRS workers and left one man dead — a veteran of the Vietnam War:

When Ken Hunter first heard about a plane crashing into his father’s office building in Austin, he said he hoped his dad, Vernon Hunter, wasn’t there.

murder victim vernon hunter After several attempts to reach his father, a 67-year-old IRS worker, he discovered his dad was missing.

In the hours that followed, Ken said he heard lots of talk about the pilot’s motivations and felt compelled to speak out on his father’s behalf.

“There was just too much going on about what the guy did and what he believed in, and enough’s enough,” he said. “They don’t need to talk about him. Talk about my dad. You know, some people are trying to make this guy out to be a hero, a patriot. My dad served two terms in Vietnam. This guy never served at all. My dad wasn’t responsible for his tax problems.”

Meanwhile, the Teabaggers would kill any attempt at healthcare reform, ever. Or any attempt to use the government to stimulate the economy while unemployment’s at 10% and the Great Recession drags on. Do they offer any solutions to these huge, national problems? No. Do they care that their actions will make things worse for others? No.

They’re angry, narcissistic little jerks. Heroes. Heroes. Heroes. Heroes.


How they harsh reality with ‘leveraged populism’: Rush Limbaugh, Pat Robertson and the professionally nasty right-wing

Some small number of people have asked about the tag on the header that refers to the site. This is a perfect opportunity for a quick post about that little thing.

‘Leveraged Populism’ is what I suppose I’d call ‘modern Fascism by way of media.’ Of course, Fascism has always depended greatly upon propaganda and media manipulation, so maybe it’s just ‘Fascism.’ Or ‘the Fascism we see every day.’

glenn beckSo: a certain well-known group of people, familiar to most of us, are hell bent on pandering to the weak, angry and confused in order to gain favor with them. With popular support, these panderers then turn around and hammer the people and the institutions they don’t like. For most of us, that sort of ridiculous behavior is appalling. For the fascist-lovers, it actually gets them more excited, somehow. It’s probably some sort of catharsis mechanism mixed in with a drunken back-slapping. An affirmation on both sexual and intellectual levels. It seems to create a sort of positive feedback loop, or an addiction, on the part of the crowd, and that allows the demagogues both power and control.

Glenn Beck is a classic case of discovering the secret drug: he was nothing but a radio dork, a shock jock on stations that played music. But he found out that the more he ranted about the left wing, the more explosive his popularity became. And, more than that, people now believed in him. He became more than an entertainer–listeners took him dead seriously, and he became a pillar in their lives.

For someone utterly devoid of the talents to understand reality as it is, but desperate for the sort of attention that only rock stars and politicians get, it was like hitting the jackpot. The more popular he became, the more he eviscerated the things he feared and misunderstood. With every misplaced knockout punch they felt he delivered–voila–he became even more popular. Actual knowing and understanding, or truth, have got nothing to do with Beck or his power or his popularity, and that’s the nature of the beast.

Thus, in parallel to Glenn, you get what we’ve gotten in the last 48 hours in response to the nightmare unfolding in Haiti. The little demi-gods understandably fear any unexpected turn of events that might upset the dynamic, that might cascade into something uncontrollable.

For when power and favor have been bestowed upon you for exposing Barack Obama as a liberal despot fairly vomited from America’s moral wasteland, the crisis in Haiti poses a real threat. Knowing full well that he will respond to the sickening destruction and loss of life with hard work and compassion, it’s time to change the game before it even starts. For Rush Limbaugh, Obama’s just a craven political opportunist:

For Pat Robertson, Haitians merely created their own God-less hell:

Being a tyrant, it’s maddening that you can’t just destroy Obama. You can’t even control him. So you have to control the perception of him. If this hate-filled garbage is like a drug to your fans, then hit them with some of it quick. Don’t let them see the rescue mission in Haiti while they’re sober.


Rotten SOB Italian P.M. Silvio Berlusconi gets bashed in the face, people rejoice

Italy’s Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, is one of the biggest assholes who ever lived. Yesterday some lunatic threw a plaster figurine at his face and scored a direct hit. Good.

Berlusconi exemplifies the worst that politicians can be. A multi-billionaire, he got to be prime minister by buying up all the media in Italy, all the TV stations and newspapers, and having them sing his praises. His control over Italian media is almost total.

Berlusconi’s extensive control over the media has been widely criticised by both analysts and press freedom organisations, who allege Italy’s media has limited freedom of expression. The Freedom of the Press 2004 Global Survey, an annual study issued by the American organization Freedom House, downgraded Italy’s ranking from ‘Free’ to ‘Partly Free’ due to Berlusconi’s influence over RAI, a ranking which, in “Western Europe” was shared only with Turkey (as of 2005).

A brain-dead dinosaur from a previous century, in times of trouble he calls everybody communists or leftists. An animal and a chauvinist, women are toys for him. The younger and prettier, the better.

On 3 May, [wife] Veronica Lario announced she was filing for divorce following her husband’s attendance at a girl’s 18th birthday party in Casoria, province of Naples. She claimed that Berlusconi had not attended his own sons’ 18th birthday parties, and that she “cannot remain with a man who consorts with minors” and “is not well”. Noemi Letizia, the girl in question, gave interviews to the Italian press, revealing that she calls Berlusconi “papi” (“daddy”), that they often spent time together in the past, and that Berlusconi would take care of her career as showgirl or politician.

noemi letiziaIn the following days Silvio Berlusconi gave explanations about the incident to press and television, swearing that he knew the girl only through her father and that he never met her alone without her parents.

…Ten days later, Letizia’s ex-boyfriend Luigi Flaminio claimed that Berlusconi contacted the girl personally in October 2008, impressed by her “purity” and “angelic face” after seeing pictures of her in a photobook, brought to him by the journalist Emilio Fede (director of Rete 4’s news program). Flaminio also mentioned that she spent a week without her parents at Berlusconi’s Sardinian villa around New Year’s Eve 2009, a fact confirmed later by her mother.

He’s probably the most openly corrupt politician on the planet. He routinely dodges criminal cases by having his own government change the laws he’s under investigation for breaking, usually by shortening the statutes of limitations.

Silvio Berlusconi has an extensive record of criminal allegations, including mafia collusion, false accounting, tax fraud, corruption and bribery of police officers and judges. Berlusconi has been tried in Italian courts in several cases. Controvers[iall]y enough, in three of them accusations were dropped by the judiciary because of the laws passed by Berlusconi’s parliamentary majority shortening the time limit for prosecution of various offences and making false accounting illegal only if there is a specific damaged party reporting the fact to the authorities. In all of them, but one, he was acquitted, either by a court of first instance or on appeal, or when proceedings came to a halt because the statute of limitations had expired. Therefore he has a clear record up to now. Berlusconi claimed that “this is a manifest judicial persecution, against which I am proud to resist, and the fact that my resistance and sacrifice will give the Italians a more fair and efficient judicial system makes me even more proud”,[84] and added that “789 prosecutors and magistrates took an interest in the politician Berlusconi from 1994 to 2006 with the aim of subverting the votes of the Italian people” reeling off statistics that he said have constituted a “calvary including 577 visits by police, 2,500 court hearings and 174 million euros in lawyers’ bills paid by me”


He also loooooves George W. Bush.

Berlusconi and George W. Bush are known to be intimate friends and spend time together on Bush’s Crawford, Texas ranch. He declared that he and Bush would “remain friends forever”, nostalgic at the end of Bush’s term as a president. On an official dinner in the White House on October 2008, Berlusconi, tripping over a microphone cable, crumbled the podium, too excited about greeting Bush and embracing him. Then Berlusconi commented: “did you see what a huge love can do?”

Quotes. On his enemies:

“Read the Black Book of Communism and you will discover that in the China of Mao, they did not eat children, but had them boiled to fertilize the fields.”

“The West will continue to conquer peoples, even if it means a confrontation with another civilisation, Islam, firmly entrenched where it was 1,400 years ago.”

“Those judges are doubly mad! In the first place, because they are politically mad, and in the second place because they are mad anyway. If they do that job it is because they are anthropologically different from the rest of the human race.”

“An Aids patient asks his doctor whether the sand treatment prescribed him will do any good. ‘No’, the doctor replies, ‘but you will get accustomed to living under the earth’.”

On himself:

“I am the Jesus Christ of politics. I am a patient victim, I put up with everyone, I sacrifice myself for everyone.”

“In Italy I am almost seen as German for my workaholism. Also I am from Milan, the city where people work the hardest. Work, work, work – I am almost German.”

“Only I can turn this country around.”

“I believed and still believe that citizen Berlusconi should be praised for having prevented the state’s wealth from being looted… I was expecting a Gold Medal for Civil Worthiness for ensuring the state earned 2,000bn [lire].”

“There is no-one on the world stage who can compete with me.”

“I don’t need to go into office for the power. I have houses all over the world, stupendous boats… beautiful airplanes, a beautiful wife, a beautiful family… I am making a sacrifice.”

“The best political leader in Europe and in the world.”


Moose-blasting devil-may-care rebel Sarah Palin is Barbra Streisand: no cameras or cellphones allowed

Sarah’s giving a rare speech tonight in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Or whatever it is you call it when she stands before a crowd and skripes a rusty Mag-Lite flashlight up the ass of ‘English.’ Just remember: you can’t get into the event if you want to hold on to your cell phone.

Well, that’s just like rugged ol’ Alaska, isn’t it? Go down to the corner bar, walk through the door, and see the sign: “No Cameras, No Laptops, No Cellphones.” Damn. Where can I stow this thing? “Ask the valet.” Oh, right, over by the Wheat Grass bar.

Rule #113 of post-modern life: tight-asses are terrified of the YouTube

(CNN) – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is set to deliver remarks at a Wisconsin Right to Life event Friday evening, one of the few speeches the former Republican presidential nominee will have given since she resigned the governorship last summer.

But Palin appears to be doing her best to keep a low profile on this trip: no press will be allowed into the Milwaukee auditorium where she will speak and those who have paid the $30 admittance fee are unable to carry in cell phones, cameras, laptops, or recording devices of any kind.

Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman Mike Tate told the Wisconsin Radio Network he finds all these restrictions “bizarre.”

“You know, for someone who claims to be a rogue and isn’t afraid of what other people think it really is sort of hypocritical to not let the media, the press cover your event.”

How do you run for President like that? How do you get your ‘message’ out–by semaphore? At some point she’s either got to get a lot better at speaking to crowds, or got to give the dream up.