Just thought I would share this: and artist who creates paintings of American Presidents in heroic poses. My favorite is pictured above -- Ronald Reagan riding a velociraptor while firing a submachine gun and an RPG. The artist has also created images of Jefferson battling a gorilla, Teddy Roosevelt fighting Bigfoot and Obama riding a lion.
Obama should have been riding a unicorn, or fighting the 2nd Amendment, or fiscal responsibility, but still -- great artwork.
During last week's first presidential debate, Mitt Romney declared that he would cut all funding for programs on the basis of the question: "Is this program so crucial that it is worth borrowing money from China to protect?" He then headed directly at an issue some commentators had noticed -- Jim Lehrer, the moderator of the debate, is an employee of PBS (Public Broadcasting Service).
Romney stated unequivocally that he would cut PBS's funding -- saying to the moderator, "I really like Big Bird, and I even like you Mr. Lehrer." But hey, we're in a financial crisis, and some cuts are going to have to be made. It's not personal, it's just business.
After reviewing the blogosphere's reaction to the first presidential debate between Obama and Romney, I think Dennis Miller described the outcome most succinctly: "I sure hope Obamacare covers a kicked ass." Second place goes to Ann Coulter who commented that despite the date being Barack and Michelle's 20th anniversary... Michelle wanted to go home with Mitt.
Obama was awful and Romney was phenomenal.
Some thoughts after the jump
Last week the Supreme Court shocked everyone by ruling that ObamaCare was constitutional, and while I was fully prepared to hear liberals declare victory in the wake of the opposite ruling, I was shocked to see conservatives pulling the Baghdad Bob routine. How can this ruling be seen as anything except cowardly and wrong?
When is a non-tax a tax?
Opinion link presented without much comment as I've only browsed the syllabus and read the early part of the dissent, which would have struck down the entire law.
The UK's Telegraph reports that 'strong men' (read 'cavemen') tend to vote conservative. A new study by Australian scientists indicate that men are "more likely to hold right wing political views because they believe society should be geared to personal struggle and self-preservation, an academic study claims."
I think this deserves further study. Could the converse be true? I find gender studies to be utterly fascinating for Gender Studies majors, and thoroughly stupid for everyone else, but hey, let's go there!
An incredibly chilling interview with Neal Katyal, US Solicitor General who argued in defense of ObamaCare's individual mandate in the lower courts. Read it and weep: The original text of the interview can be found here.
Follow the jump for my take on it.
This is the 2-minute trailer for the 17-minute movie to be released on March 15th, titled 'The Road We've Traveled'. Narrated by Tom Hanks, it chronicles the Herculean tasks that President Obama has tackled in his first term as president. Kyle Smith, film reviewer at the New York Post remarked that the film could be titled: "Lights! Camera! Excuses!"
Follow the jump for my take on this.
Well, I watched Obama's 2012 'State of the Union' address last night, and it was more of the same. Nothing new, just the same old 'yes, we can' cheerleading from The Wide Awake Nightmare President. But there were some highlight, which I will cover after the jump, and I was able to refrain from posting images of the Costa Concordia shipwreck.
As expected, Obama told everyone that things are looking up for America, and I am still stunned that John Boehner was able to sit behind Obama and maintain a straight face. I would be getting three stars on every level of Angry Birds were I in his seat.
Despite all the happy talk from Obama, the president 'farted in church' on several occassions last night.
As the Iowa caucuses come ever closer it seems as though almost any of the candidates could take the top position. Recent polls indicate that roughly half of all potential caucus members are undecided. This has given Rick Santorum a boost.
But that's not the story. What is really shocking is that Santorum's openly pro-life and anti-abortion positions are being attacked in the most disgusting way. Here's a clip of one of Fox New's in-house pet progressives, Alan Colmes, mocking the fact that the Santorums took their stillborn son home to meet his brothers and sisters. Colmes said that the Santorums took their two-hour-old son home and 'played with it.'
Follow the jump for my observations, and comments.