From The “In Case You Missed It” Department…

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I meant to blog on this last week, but forgot. Miss Birther Queen herself, Orly Taitz, is running for the California Secretary of State. OK, I know our state does not exactly have the greatest record when electing zealots are concerned, but I have confidence that even our crazy electorate will steer clear of elevating this nut to public office…. I hope.

Stupidity On Display… The Conservative Way

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Here is the object of consternation – A Michigan Muslim hottie has won the Miss USA Pageant, beating out a more conservative contestant.  This of course has to be some sort of conspiracy. Here are some Conservative who are hyperventilating:

Michell Malkin:

She nearly tripped over her gown.

She called birth control a “controlled substance.”

Does this woman know what a “controlled substance” is?

More importantly: Does she even comprehend the concept of insurance? The purpose of insurance isn’t to cover every last medical expense.

She argued that contraceptives should be covered by health insurers because they are “expensive” — and then said you could get them for “free” from your OB/GYN’s office.

(hint to Michelle – Beauty pageants ARE NOT judged on brains)

Daniel Pipes:

They are all attractive, but this surprising frequency of Muslims winning beauty pageants makes me suspect an odd form of affirmative action.

Here are a few examples he notes:

Juliette Boubaaya, 19, was Mlle Picardie in 2009.

Uhm, where? (it has something to do with the French)

Nora Ali was America’s Junior Miss in 2007.

Oh No… Not Junior Miss. Man, the Isluminati have reached their treacherous hands out to our youth!

Hammasa Kohistani, 19, was Miss England in 2006.

Here is her picture.

OK. I’m gay, and happily so. But look at her! Look at that coy little come hither smile! She’s Freaking Hot!!!!! Is it wrong for me to say I’d go for that?

(sarcasm) Wow. “Surprising Frequency”! That certainly is a rash of wins for Muslims. (/sarcasm)

If the five examples he lists were all in the last year, (or they were all major contests for that matter), he might have a point. But, with the exception of Miss USA, there are no others from this year, and the others are chronologically spread out over a six year period. If you count all the beauty contests in the world, this hardly equals a trend. Note there isn’t one listed in 2008. I guess the Muslim Illuminati, the Isluminati mentioned above, just didn’t have Alla’s blessing to do any pageant electioneering in that year. Either that, or they didn’t set up a beauty win, as they were busy trying to help Obama, the prettiest Muslim of them all, get elected.

Debbie Shlussel’s histrionics is especially fun.

Dhimmi Donald Trump simply didn’t have the guts to demand that Fakih denounce the Islamic group Hezbollah, whose martyrs and top terrorists are Fakih family members.  It doesn’t matter to the Donald that this is the terrorist group that murdered more Americans than any other after Al-Qaeda, and probably more, when you count its joint ventures with Hezbollah.

Follow her links, they’re a riot. I haven’t yet seen any comments by Rush or Hannity or Beck, but I can’t believe they would skip out on this. And I’m sure they will be just as animated.


This whole “controversey” is stupid and contrived. It’s more of the same “Look at me! I’m A Conservative – I’m a Victim” that we get from too many supposed Conservative “thinkers” these days. It’s lame.

Now. Conservatives, gather around.

Repeat after me…..

“It’s just a stupid Beauty Pageant”


“It’s just a stupid Beauty Pageant”

One more time:

“It’s just a stupid Beauty Pageant”

There. Now get over it.

Reporting The Facts – It’s All About Tone.

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The NYT caught a Democrat lying about his service in Vietnam. No, it not another article about John Kerry. Unlike the subject of this article, John Kerry did indeed served in Vietnam. This one is about Democrat Richard Bluumenthal, soon to be ex-Senate candidate running for Chris Dodd’s seat, and, I imagine, also soon ex-Attorney General of Connecticut. He for years has been saying that he went, when in fact, he didn’t. Here is a snippet from 2008:

“We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam,….”

He, like Cheney, got several deferments, and, when he was on his last one, like Bush, got himself enrolled in a reserve unit, almost guaranteeing he would not be shipped off to Vietnam. Yet when you read the Times article, compare the tone to the way the press really went after Bush and Cheney because they never set foot in the war zone. Here is what they say about Blumenthal, a guy who not only didn’t go to Vietnam, but who lied about it as well:

In 1970, with his last deferment in jeopardy, he landed a coveted spot in the Marine Reserve, which virtually guaranteed that he would not be sent to Vietnam. He joined a unit in Washington that conducted drills and other exercises and focused on local projects, like fixing a campground and organizing a Toys for Tots drive.

Many politicians have faced questions over their decisions during the Vietnam War, and Mr. Blumenthal, who is seeking the seat being vacated by Senator Christopher J. Dodd, is not alone in staying out of the war.

But what is striking about Mr. Blumenthal’s record is the contrast between the many steps he took that allowed him to avoid Vietnam, and the misleading way he often speaks about that period of his life now, especially when he is speaking at veterans’ ceremonies or other patriotic events.

Sometimes his remarks have been plainly untrue, as in his speech to the group in Norwalk. At other times, he has used more ambiguous language, but the impression left on audiences can be similar.

The whole article treats the guy with kid gloves. Question: will the press follow the lead of the Time and go easy on him, or will they lay in to him? After all, he not only got deferments, a la Cheney, but he has lied about going to war. Even Bush never claimed that, yet he was savaged for years for less.

We”l have to wait and see.