Even The Brits Know About Debra Medina

February 28, 2010

Here is an interesting article on Medina from the UK GUARDIAN, of all places.   It is odd that if you believe in respecting our constitution, the strong rule of law, and small government, you are an extremist.  And evidently we right wing extremists are a phase, like pesto or parachute pants. 

Debra Medina, new star of America’s right, is firing up the race for Texas governor

…Until Debra Medina, that is. When Medina breezed into Lytle’s community hall the locals found themselves confronted with a Texan version of Sarah Palin. She wore a sharp scarlet skirt suit, librarian-style glasses and a puffed-up hairdo. More than 60 Lytle residents had gathered to meet her, a hefty turnout on a weekday at 11am for a Republican primary election in the race to be Texas governor. Medina has become a political phenomenon in Texas. Emerging as a genuine star of the rightwing populist Tea Party movement, she delivers a fiery message of slashing taxes and the abolition of almost all forms of federal government, and issues dire warnings that President Obama is taking America down a slippery slope to Soviet-style communism.

It’s working. Previously unheard of by the vast majority of Texans, Medina has set the race for governor on fire, upsetting the primary contest between the incumbent, Rick Perry, and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.

Those gathered to see Medina in Lytle loved her. Young and old, men and women, Latino and white, listened with rapt attention as she outlined her agenda and asked them to back her in this week’s first round of voting. If she can beat Hutchison into second place, she can secure a runoff against Perry. That would raise the possibility – distant but real – of a Tea Party activist capturing the government of the second biggest state in America. The Tea Party movement would have gone from being a bunch of ragtag protesters to heading one of the largest single economies in the world. “If we can change politics as usual in Texas, then we can change politics as usual across America. This is not just about Texas, but about changing the whole country,” Medina told the Observer before addressing her supporters in Lytle…


Anybody Ever See “Gattaca”?

February 26, 2010

Not just going to put this one on the blog roll.  Here is a great article on the coming nationalization of health care…


Fidel Castro Is Still Not Dead

February 26, 2010

Could this be some sort of “Weekend At Bernie’s” scam?  Is this photo actually of a stuffed Castro with the puppet strings photoshopped out?  From the AP:

Stronger Fidel Castro meets with Brazil president
Wearing his now-trademark track suit, Fidel Castro smiles happily and appears to vigorously embrace his longtime friend, the president of Brazil…

Obama’s Health Care Coffee Klatch

February 26, 2010

After having skimmed through his dog-eared copy of “A Talker’s Guide To Holding Effective Meetings”, our President once again lessened the stature of his office by mediating the health care workshop in Washington today.  What an utter display of ignorance by the Democrats and a refreshing display of knowledge and courage from the GOP.  

The whole thing was a sham so the Dems could say they have attempted to be bipartisan before they try once again to ram Obamacare down our throats.  Gird your loins.

If you missed the snooze-fest, take a look at Weasel Zippers, they provided constant, hilarious coverage.

Here is a great clip of Republican Paul Ryan fighting the good fight today…

Seaworld Killer Whale Was A Teabagger!!

February 26, 2010

From thenoseonyourface.com:
Some quick investigate reporting by the folks at Daily Kos and Democratic Underground has unearthed a photo of Tilikum, the killer whale who yesterday killed a trainer at Sea World, at a Tea Party event in Omaha, Nebraska…

Afghan Smack-Talk: “My Goat Herd Is Larger Than Yours”

February 26, 2010

Kind of an interesting little tidbit about the fighting in Afghanistan, from ABC News…

Trash Talking the Taliban During Firefights

It’s a remarkable combination of psychological warfare, political roundtable and trash-talking. Afghan soldiers and Taliban fighters taunt each other, debate each other and try to persuade each other almost daily over their radios, at times while even shooting at each other.

I came across the astonishing facet of the Afghan War while spending time with the 302nd kandak, or battalion, of the Afghan National Army. The foes chatter with each other over their Vietnam-era, two-way radio system. It’s such an antiquated system that the Taliban and the Afghan forces share radio frequencies, and verbal barbs, as they try to kill or capture one another.

I asked Maj. Said Rahim Hakmal what they talk about. Politics, he said. “The Taliban will say things like why do you side with the Americans? Why do you sell out your country? You love Obama more than Afghanistan.”

Hakmal said the standard response goes something like, “The Americans are here to help our country function again. They don’t want to stay. They want to help, then leave. You should help, too.”…

Judge Napolitano’s Freedom Watch: Debra Medina

February 25, 2010

Medina was on with the judge today.  See here.