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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Badvocacy

Oh, come on:

ON Wednesday, Kim Kardashian is going to die a little. So is her sister, Khloé, not to mention Lady Gaga, David LaChapelle, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Serena Williams and Elijah Wood.

That day is World AIDS Day, and each of these people (as well as a host of others — the list keeps growing) will sacrifice his or her own digital life. By which these celebrities mean they will stop communicating via Twitter and Facebook. They will not be resuscitated, they say, until their fans donate $1 million.

What a bunch of self-important twerps.  Here’s a better idea.  How about we raise $2 million to make these fuckers shut up for good?  I’d contribute.

Posted by Hal_10000 on 11/30/10 at 05:25 PM in Celebrity Idiots  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

The Saudi Gambit

Watching the fallout of Cablegate, the most important thing that’s been revealed is the game that the Arabic leaders are playing.  They are supporting us on one hand but using us on the other—both to cement their power and to attack their enemies.

The Yemeni government, for example, is allowing us to attack targets in their country while claiming that they are doing it.  This is a dangerous gambit—trying to stifle AQ in their country while not appearing to side with the West.  The revelation of the secret campaign is perhaps the most dangerous revelation from the document dump, one that could put the Yemeni government in jeopardy from their own people since some of the attacks have resulted in civilian deaths.

Related to this is the revelation that the Saudi government has been encouraging us to attack Iran.  I don’t find this surprising at all: it’s simply part of the Sunni-Shiite conflict that we’ve been trying to stay out of.  Nor do I think this argues for going ahead and bombing Iran.  The opinions of extreme religious leaders of any stripe should not be used to guide our policies.  Sullivan:

Of course, the Sunni monarchs don’t want a “dirty, low-class Shiite” like Ahmadi wielding a nuclear weapon when they don’t have one. The humiliation! Of course, they want the US and/or Israel to do their dirty work for them, and also bear the brunt of the blame and blowback. Of course they want American men and women to lose their lives in doing their bidding, rather than Saudi lives. But equally they would never say such a thing publicly, because it would reveal the gulf between their self-interested cynicism and the views and fears and prejudices of their abject subjects, to whom they feed a steady diet of anti-Israeli and anti-Western propaganda.

And here’s a prediction I doubt Jeffrey would dispute: if such a war on Iran did unfold over the weeks it would take to do the job, these dictators would instantly and publicly back the anti-Israeli, anti-US and anti-Western wave that would emerge. They could not afford to do otherwise. The idea that the US should risk a tidal wave of Jihadist terror, a blow-up in Iraq, and a fatal p.r. blow in Afghanistan at the behest of the dictators and monarchs who funded Wahhabist terrorism and extremism for years is beyond absurd. It may make sense from an entirely myopic, short-term, Likudnik point of view. From any other perspective, it’s madness.

I’m forced to agree.  We tend to see the Iran question entirely in terms of terrorism and a threat to us.  But the game is much much more complicated than that.  Attacking Iran empowers Saudi Arabia, the source of much of Al-Quaeda’s personnel and funding.  It bashes down their enemy while simultaneously allowing them stir up anti-US fervor.  It gets us deeply involved in Middle Eastern tribal and religious disputes that we’re better off staying out of.  And it would almost certainly result in the end of one of the few rays of hope in the region—the Green Revolution in Iran.  The enthusiasm that the Saudis have for bombing Iran is actually one of the best arguments against such a strike. We shouldn’t be doing the will of people who like to cut their own citizen’s heads off,

I still haven’t made up my mind about what should be done about Wikileaks, however.  While this leak is damaging, my instinct toward open government is very hard to ignore.  I think Andrew Napolitano makes a good point here.  The crime was not really Wikipedia publicizing the information—the media are supposed to act as a check on government.  Most of them don’t, which is why the mainstream media is so hostile to Wikileaks.  But that’s supposedly their job.  The real crime was that of Bradley Manning, who got this information and leaked it to the press.  On this we can probably agree: he belongs in prison for a very long time.

Update: The top ten revelations from Cablegate.

Posted by Hal_10000 on 11/30/10 at 02:48 PM in War on Terror/Axis of Evil  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Lame duck congress session is rigged? Government, just too big!

Sure sounds like that’s the case according to the comments caught on C-SPAN made by Colorado Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet. Go Harry! Explains the result of this vote, definitely explains things like this or the fact that now the extension of unemployment benefits is looking grim, because despite the fact that our political class refuses to get the message, the American people, if you break down the contorted attempt by these MSM losers to not come to the obvious conclusions, want less government. And this kind of drop in the bucket thing, while a good start, something that’s obvious considering how the left is going bonkers that Obama dared to do this, is a joke in the grand scheme of things. They have tacked on $1.3 trillion in new spending, and we need a lot more cowbell to get anywhere good.

Posted by AlexinCT on 11/30/10 at 02:30 PM in Elections   Election 2010   Left Wing Idiocy   Politics   Law, & Economics   The Press Machine  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

The First Step

This is promising:

President Obama on Monday announced a two-year pay freeze for civilian federal workers as he sought to address concerns over high annual deficits and appealed to Republicans to find a common approach to restoring the nation’s economic and fiscal health.

“The hard truth is that getting this deficit under control is going to require some broad sacrifice, and that sacrifice must be shared by employees of the federal government,” Mr. Obama told reporters. He called federal workers “patriots who love their country” but added, “I’m asking civil servants to do what they’ve always done” for the nation.

The pay freeze amounted to an opening bid as the president and Republican Congressional leaders begin jousting in earnest over tax and spending policy. It also illustrated how Mr. Obama can use his office on occasion to get ahead of newly elected Republicans; they had been talking about making such a move when they assume control of the House and additional Senate seats in January.

The NYT notes this will save “only” $5 billion over the next two years.  But it will actually save a bit more than that since future pay rises would compound current ones.  And the pay freeze only makes sense since the cost of living right now is flat or falling and rises in federal pay massively outstripped rises in civilian pay over the last decade.

This is a small step, but an important one since its shows Obama might ... maybe ... perhaps ... be able to stand up to some of his own special interests.  If he gets behind Simpsons-Bowles, that will put the Republicans into the position of having to put up or shut up on the deficit.  And put up or shut up is a great place for any politician to be put into.

Posted by Hal_10000 on 11/30/10 at 02:20 PM in Politics   Law, & Economics  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Monday, November 29, 2010

Lame duck congress to screw us one last time?

Today our lame duck 111th congress gets back in session. The one led by Pelosi, whom promised transparency, fiscal restraint and responsibility, and a new high in ethical standards. The same one that then promptly set new lows for corrupt practices and law breaking, resorted to demanding bills be passed so we citizens could finally find out what our law makers had straddled us with, engaged in record setting bribery, costing tax payers billions, to buy votes for the government takeover of healthcare, which they still swear will save us tax payers money when it is blatantly obvious the thing will bankrupt us and in the process of doing so reduce both availability and quality to lows that will leave us with something akin to the Cuban system so loved on the left, and in general pissed money away like it was growing on trees. The one where the democrat majority got the worst shellacking in a mid term election, breaking their record losses incurred during the Clinton years.

Posted by AlexinCT on 11/29/10 at 08:29 AM in Elections   Election 2010   Health Care   Left Wing Idiocy   Politics   Law, & Economics  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Here’s what the AGW cult’s priesthood has in store for us..

Forget the irony that these bastards took nice big airplanes to one of the world’s most popular vacation spots to spend 2 weeks living it up at one or another tax payer’s expense, and focus on what they really want to do to us:

Global warming is now such a serious threat to mankind that climate change experts are calling for Second World War-style rationing in rich countries to bring down carbon emissions.

In a series of papers published by the Royal Society, physicists and chemists from some of world’s most respected scientific institutions, including Oxford University and the Met Office, agreed that current plans to tackle global warming are not enough.

Unless emissions are reduced dramatically in the next ten years the world is set to see temperatures rise by more than 4C (7.2F) by as early as the 2060s, causing floods, droughts and mass migration.

As the world meets in Cancun, Mexico for the latest round of United Nations talks on climate change, the influential academics called for much tougher measures to cut carbon emissions.

We should thank them for their candidness. The wild lies about eco-Armageddon run rampant, as the desperation caused by more and more people seeing these elitist scumbags and their vile plan to create a crisis to then force the sheep to go along with their tyrannical power grab, seem to be running rampant. At least they are being honest about the end goal: to ration energy, and through that rationing, control people, at lest for now, in the West. Of course, as their nice luxurious trip to Cancun to spend a nice 2 weeks in the sun proves, they expect this to apply to us peasants, but not to them, our betters.

Posted by AlexinCT on 11/29/10 at 07:23 AM in Decline of Western Civilization   Left Wing Idiocy   Politics   Law, & Economics   Religion and Sky Pixies  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Good Luck, We’re All Counting On You

Surely, you must be joking.  Unfortunately, he’s not. And we can’t call him Shirley anymore.

Posted by Hal_10000 on 11/28/10 at 09:23 PM in Life & Culture  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Wikileaks Strikes Again

Folks, this could get ugly:

A cache of a quarter-million confidential American diplomatic cables, most of them from the past three years, provides an unprecedented look at back-room bargaining by embassies around the world, brutally candid views of foreign leaders and frank assessments of nuclear and terrorist threats.

Some of the cables, made available to The New York Times and several other news organizations, were written as recently as late February, revealing the Obama administration’s exchanges over crises and conflicts. The material was originally obtained by WikiLeaks, an organization devoted to revealing secret documents. WikiLeaks posted the first installment of the archive on its Web site on Sunday.

Among the revelations: debates about Pakistan’s nuclear fuel, North Korea’s collapse and Chinese cyber-warfare.  About 10% of them have some grade of classification.  Many of them describe conservations and assessments that could cause a diplomatic nightmare, especially in our relationship with the UK.

In general, I’m in favor of open government.  I think classification and secrecy are used far too liberally in our government.  But I’m not sure what the point of releasing this information is if not to embarrass and frustrate the United States.  And the revelation of the secret agendas of numerous Islamic governments has the potential to cause major havoc in our efforts to defeat radicalism.

What has been gained?  Is it worth it?  Where do we strike the balance between an open society and national needs?  I’m not sure but my initial impression is that Wikileaks is to far over it by a good margin.  For once, I’m going to quote LGF:

I don’t recall voting for Julian Assange. As he sets himself up as the arbiter of government morality, and recklessly reveals secrets that will distort and vastly complicate international relations, and very probably cause innocent people to suffer and die, who will hold himaccountable? Who does he answer to?

We’ll find out more as this unfolds.  Hold on to your hats.

Posted by Hal_10000 on 11/28/10 at 08:34 PM in Politics   Law, & Economics  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Must-Screen TV

I’m posting this video that McArdle blogged on.  Like her, I want to see the missing video and hear TSA’s side.  There’s no audio, so we only have the narrator’s commentary to go on.  There a few things that look odd to me and make me doubt that we’re reading the entire story.  Nevertheless, it’s hard to find a reason TSA would put someone in the screening both for so long.  And they do have a history of forgetting their own rules and making it up as they go.


I will say that I have only once had a real problem with TSA and that involved my mother-in-law’s wheelchair.  We’ve gone through with breast milk, medical syringes, multiple laptops and roughly 8,423 tons of baby crap without a problem.  Maybe these are “isolated incidents”.  But it seems that TSA has little accountability right now.  And that is sure to only go down once they are unionized.

I post this mostly to make a prediction.  Very soon, TSA is going to announce that cameras can not be used near security gates and that their own videos can not be requested.  They will site reasons of national security, claiming terrorists could learn how to evade our screening techniques.  But the real reason is that they can not maintain the farce when videos showing their incompetence are leaking out.

Posted by Hal_10000 on 11/27/10 at 06:53 PM in War on Terror/Axis of Evil  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

GM thanks you!
by HARLEY

In Case you missed it on TV, i have posted GM thanks to YOU, for being so kind as to bail them out.

Now i have to say, the quality of the video is nice, choice of music and pop culture references, make it seem like a well polished and moving piece.
However, i think it needs to be pointed out that GM has NOT paid back the “loan” the FED GOV gave them.

What gets me is that now that the government can say, “SEE here is proof that government knows better, and should be involved in every aspect of corporate matters.”
even if it is not the truth....... Where does it end?

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A Piece of Americana

Don’t ask; just go.

Posted by Hal_10000 on 11/27/10 at 06:57 AM in Fun and Humor  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Friday, November 26, 2010

Your Non-Scandals of the Day

First, Sarah Palin:

Sarah Palin is under fire for clubbing a fish to death on her new reality TV show.

The Tea Party darling and her daughter Bristol, 20, were shown on a halibut fishing trip filmed for her new programme, Sarah Palin’s Alaska.

After catching a fish, Sarah is seen beating it with a club and Bristol later holds its still-beating heart in her hand, a sight Sarah called ‘weird’.

Armed and dangerous: Sarah Palin took hold of a club during a fishing trip with her husband which was filmed for her new reality TV series
A spokesperson for animal rights group In Defense Of Animals told TMZ: ‘Sarah Palin’s complete lack of compassion as demonstrated in this snuff video is disgusting.’

The group adds: ‘Most disturbing is the way she seems to enjoy causing suffering to other beings. When they laugh about the beating heart that Bristol holds in her hand, their complete insensitivity to the animal kingdom becomes clear.’

This almost, but not quite, beats out the “Dancing with the Stars” bullshit controversy.* Clubbing a halibut is neither unusual nor cruel.  It’s actually the most humane way to kill them.  And I don’t mean to be insensitive or anything, but it’s fucking fish.  If you want to criticize her grizzly policy of aerial hunting, fine.  But this is how people fish.  If you don’t like it, don’t watch.  I’m reminded of last year’s bullshit controversy in which the media had a fit because Palin gave an interview with turkeys being slaughtered in the background.  Most people understand that eating animals involves killing them.  Why this is an issue?  As Jon Stewart said last week: stop making me feel sorry for the Palins.

(*About the “Dancing with the Stars” thing.  If this ruins and delegitimizes reality TV, then it may be the single greatest thing the Palin family has ever done or ever will.  Honestly, if Barack Obama can win a Nobel Peace Prize for blessing us with his presence, the Palins would deserve one if they can finally show reality TV to be the farce that it is.)

Today’s other faux controversy involves John Conyers reading a playboy on a plane.  I’ll let Allahpundit opine:

As for Conyers’s sin, I’ll give you three mitigating factors. Take ‘em or leave ‘em as you so choose. One: Hey, at least he’s flying commercial. Looking at T&A on a private government jet would be a Roman-esque exercise in elitist indulgence, but looking at T&A while stuck in coach on a major carrier? Why, that’s almost populist. Two: At least he went with something high-end like Playboy. Next time you’re at the airport, have a look at what’s on sale at the newsstand in this particular “genre.” Some of it’s downright scandalous — or, er, so I hear. Three: Dude, he’s 81 years old. He really is reading it for the articles.

Four, if Conyers really is looking at the nudie picks, more power to him.  Viagra willing, he can do that as long as he wants.  I hope I’m still ogling girls at 81.

Posted by Hal_10000 on 11/26/10 at 09:21 AM in Fun and Humor  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sometimes It’s Called a Slippery Slope…
by

...because that’s exactly what it is.

The next step in tightened security could be on U.S. public transportation, trains and boats.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says terrorists will continue to look for U.S. vulnerabilities, making tighter security standards necessary.

“[Terrorists] are going to continue to probe the system and try to find a way through,” Napolitano said in an interview that aired Monday night on “Charlie Rose.”

“I think the tighter we get on aviation, we have to also be thinking now about going on to mass transit or to trains or maritime. So, what do we need to be doing to strengthen our protections there?”

Oh come on, like you really didn’t expect this?  Maybe the Obama administration can maintain some goodwill amongst left-wing urban hipsters by promising, “cross their heart and hope to die,” that they’ll be sure to take light rail off that list.

The Hill, of course, made sure to run cover for their Bestest Friend:

Editor’s note: This story and its headline have been clarified to show that the Department of Homeland Security has not indicated it plans to use body scanners to tighten security at transportation sites beyond airports.

Yeah, sure, fellas.  That’s why the head of the Department of Homeland Security stated flat out that they “have to be thinking” about extending tighter security measures to these transportation venues.  “Oh gee, gentle readers, this was just a thought experiment!  They’re not REALLY serious about this!”

This crap comes on top of a laundry list of snide editorials on this subject in our nation’s fine birdcage liners last week.  Matt Welch at The Best Magazine in the World took the time to compile them here and here.  Some choice ones to add to your turkey and pumpkin pie-induced heartburn, full of false dilemmas, appeals to authority, and good old-fashioned juvenile taunting:

Sacramento Bee:

Would you rather board a flight with all passengers fully screened, or one for which they haven’t? (note:Hmm, didn’t one of our commenters say this very thing a few days ago?) If they’re honest about it, the answer is obvious to even the most ardent civil libertarians.

Baltimore Sun:

Whatever happened to the notion that we need to stick together to overcome extremists? U.S. soldiers are still dying for that cause in Iraq and Afghanistan on a regular basis. Under the circumstances, it seems a small sacrifice for the citizens back home to keep a stiff upper lip and voluntarily agree to measures that experts believe are needed

Louisville Courier-Journal:

At what point did Americans turn into a nation of crybabies?

Santa Fe New Mexican:

B-b-but even if it isn’t the indecency of it all, it’s the principle of the thing, comes the bellowing from the would-be offendees. Well, yes — so, for the moment, you can stand, or bend over, on principle and suffer attendant indignities.

The Los Angeles Times, bless their hearts, don’t even bother trying to be clever; nothing but fascist authoritarianism will do for their readers:

Shut up and be scanned (Yep, that’s the actual title of their editorial.)

The cover that the media is providing the Obama administration on this is a fascinating case study in how political loyalties trump civic principles, particularly ones that are so directly tied to the fundamental freedoms explicitly outlined in the Bill of Rights.  No way in HELL would these assclowns be defending this shit if Dubya was still swaggering in the Oval Office.  But because it’s Captain Wonderful in charge now, it’s time to circle the wagons and deflect criticism from their Bestest Buddy; see this odious piece by Eugene Robinson for just one of many examples.

Keep these condescending remarks by the media in mind for all future issues they choose to comment on--absolutely nothing epitomizes their real opinions about Americans, and the spirit of the laws the country was founded upon, better than the hackery they’ve displayed in defending the TSA.

Posted by on 11/25/10 at 07:16 PM in Decline of Western Civilization   Left Wing Idiocy   Politics   The Press Machine   War on Terror/Axis of Evil  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Thanksgiving Awards, Part II

As in the last three years, I also give out my Golden Drumsticks for people who have done credit to the nation.  Previous winners:

2007: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ron Paul, Barack Obama, David Petraeus, Juan Carlos, Burma’s monks

2008: US Military, Jeff Flake, Ron Paul, Republican Governors, Barack Obama

2009: The American Fighting Man, Kimberly Munley and Mark Todd, George W. Bush

Here, we (WVR did the 2007 nominations) do have a few regrets.  Our recognition of Obama represented the hope that he wouldn’t be quite so liberal.  And a number of Republican governors have disappointed since.  Still, most of those decisions look good.

So here are the 2010 Golden Drumsticks:

The Tea Party: Yes, I’m concerned about some of the social conservatism and extremism that occasionally creeps in.  And I wish they’d nominated less insane people for Senate in Alaska, Delaware and Nevada.  But the impact of the Tea Party is much broader and deeper than a few nutball congressional candidates.  They’re changing the game and became a conduit for voter rage that tossed out Congress.  They can stay on this list by holding the Republicans’ feet to the fire and accepting that fixing our country may require some pain.

Chris Christie: His Youtube videos, which his staff carefully manage are not only “common sense porn” for conservative, they show someone who understand the new media and how it can be used to advance conservative ideas.  He’s rescuing New Jersey from the fiscal abyss and inspiring others to do the same.  There’s actually a part of me that hopes he never runs for President.  I don’t want to see him corrupted by the office.

Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles: With a debt commission apparently deadlocked, they released their own first crack at balancing the budget.  They spared no sacred cows and pulled no punches.  Doubtless any plan that we actually implement will be different.  But they’ve gotten a conversation started.  Hopefully, the Republicans will start moving ahead on these ideas—even if it means working with Obama.

The Next Wave of Republicans: Mitch Daniels, Gary Johnson, Pat Toomey, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Bobby Jindal, Nikki Haley, etc.  There is hope for the GOP.  The leadership is still insane and the official spokesman (Limbaugh, Hannity, Palin) have no idea how to govern.  Keep a close on Marco Rubio, especially.  If he keeps his nose clean, he’s Presidential material.

David Cameron and Nick Clegg: Who would have thought that a coalition of Tories and Liberal Democrats would be hacking away at both the deficit and the British police state?  Cameron is the sort of conservative leader I hope eventually emerges in America—conservative in his personal life but culturally liberal in his policies, serious about the debt and energetic.

The American Soldiers: As always.

Honorable Mention: The Innocence Project, Jon Stewart, Mi-Hossein Mousavi, Liu Xiaobo, Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better”, Nicolas Sarkozy, Bill Gates, the LA Times investigations, the people of Bell California.

Nominate your own in the comments.  And have a very happy thanksgiving.

Posted by Hal_10000 on 11/25/10 at 10:18 AM in Fun and Humor  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

The Annual RTFLC Thanksgiving Awards

As I have the left few years, I celebrate thanksgiving my giving out awards for the Biggest Turkeys of the Year.  To win the award, it’s not enough to be stupid or obnoxious or dangerous (although that helps).  You have to be something of a farce, someone who make people shake their heads and wonder how you got to be so prominent.  To quote me from last year: The idea of the award is not to slam political/cultural figures who are the most harmful or the most dangerous, which is why I won’t be tagging Obama or his Congress.  No, the idea is to acknowledge those whom are the most deserving of mockery, those whose non-stop silliness makes the world go around and give punch lines to talk show hosts.

A reminder of past winners:

2007: Alberto Gonzalez, Nancy Pelosi, Hugo Chavez

2008: Sarah Palin, Sarah Palin’s critics, Hillary Clinton, Congress, Joe Biden

2009: MIke Steele, Glen Beck, the State Department, Sarah Palin, Andrew Sullivan.

Occasionally, I regret one of these. The Clinton State Department has improved significantly over the last couple of years.  But for the most part, I stand by those judgements.  I have rarely called someone a turkey and regretted it.

Without further ado, here are your 2010 Turkeys of the Year

1) Janet Napolitano and the TSA: It really started last year when Napolitano claimed “the system worked” with the underwear bomber who slipped past their intelligence structure was only stopped by fast-thinking courageous passengers.  But she and her cronies looked they might avoid this indignity before an amazing finish at the wire with the nudie scanners, the pat-downs and, most of all, their angry, arrogant response to the criticism. Honorable mention must go to our statist media, who have uniformly supported the new procedures and vehemently criticized anyone who has the temerity to disagree (see a beautiful rant from Glenn Greenwald on a recent smear of Tyner).

2) Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid: This one comes with a caveat.  Their Congress “got more done” than any Congress in recent memory.  Both healthcare and financial reform were passed.  So the idea that they were “ineffective” is hogwash (note: effectiveness is not necessarily a good thing).  Elections come and go but the changes the Democrats have made to our society may last a generation.  So why do they win this award?  Because they are such wonderful comic foils.  Almost everything they say would make Dan Quayle blush, most notably Pelosi’s statement that we have to pass healthcare to find out what’s in it.  Both became lightning rods for voter rage and Harry Reid only stayed in office because the GOP nominated a batshit crazy opponent.  We can only wonder what they might have done with good policy.

3) MSNBC: They tried very hard to make themselves look objective by suspending Keith Olberman.  But their news coverage and opinion has been so biased, so ridiculous and so over-the-top that even Comedy Central called them out. Their election night coverage will be remembered for years as a textbook example of media bias.

4) Lower Merion Schools: These were the idiots that decided that lending computers to students and remotely turning on the webcam to monitor their activities was a good idea and then litigated the hell out of the subsequent lawsuit, costing themselves millions in legal fees.

5) The Voters of California: They voted down Prop 19, re-elected an amazingly liberal senator and the governor who screwed up their state in the first place.  At least they passed re-districting.

Dishonorable Mentions: Rush Limbaugh, Joe Miller, Christine O’Donnell, Christine O’Donnell’s critics, Stanley McChrystal and Michael Hastings, LeBron James, Tiger Woods, Joe Biden, Charles Rangel, the panic-mongering mainstream media, the United Nations (check out this and this), Congress, Jack Conway, Dick Blumenthal, Alan Grayson (only missed the top five because he was voted away.  I’m sure he’ll be on future lists as an MSNBC commentator), Michael Moore’s blog.

Make your nominations in the comments.

Update: Late entry: Rick Perry. For trying to stop any investigation into Cameron Todd Willingham’s execution and for running around the world with a massive taxpayer-funded bodyguard.

Posted by Hal_10000 on 11/25/10 at 07:34 AM in Fun and Humor  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink
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