March 30, 2009

The WaPo's Shockingly Biased and Shockingly Wrong Report on Zubaydah
— Ace

“Detainees Harsh Treatment Foiled No Plots, claims the WaPo's headline, and the article it heads attempts to establish that.

It fails.

The Post also acknowledges that Zubaydah’s “interrogations led directly to the arrest of Jose Padilla” but dismisses Padilla as the man behind a fanciful “dirty bomb” plot and notes that Padilla was never charged in any such plot. In fact, Padilla was a hardened terrorist who had trained in al Qaeda camps in Afghanistan, and was a protégé of al Qaeda’s third in command, Mohammed Atef. And when he was captured, Padilla was being prepared for a much more sinister and realistic attack on America.

In June of 2001, Padilla met in Afghanistan with Atef, who asked him if he was willing to undertake a mission to blow up apartment buildings in the United States using natural gas. He agreed, and was sent to a training site near the Kandahar airport to prepare for the attack under close supervision of an al Qaeda explosives expert, who taught him about switches, circuits, and timers needed to carry it out. He was training in Afghanistan when Coalition forces launched Operation Enduring Freedom. Atef was killed by a Coalition airstrike, and Padilla joined the other al Qaeda operatives fleeing Afghanistan.


Since his capture, Abu Zubaydah had provided the CIA with the critical link that had identified KSM as “Muktar” and the mastermind of 9/11, as well as information that led to the capture of Padilla and the disruption of a planned attack on the American homeland. The CIA knew he had more information that could save American lives, but now he had stopped talking. So the CIA used enhanced interrogation techniques to get him talking again -- and these techniques worked.

Zubaydah soon he began to provide information on key al Qaeda operatives, including information that helped us find and capture more of those responsible for the attacks on September the 11th, including Ramzi bin al Shibh. At the time of his capture, bin al Shibh had been working in Karachi on follow-on operations against the West – including a plot to hijack passenger planes in Europe and fly them into Heathrow airport. Bin al Shibh had identified four operatives for the operation, when he was taken into custody.

Read the whole thing.

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Murtha: "If I'm Corrupt, It's Because I Take Care of My District"
— Ace

Murtha Fucker.

Allah mentions OJ's own use the word "if," in his confession "If I Did It."

Another OJ quote is worth mentioning: regarding the woman whose head he almost completely severed from her body, he said something along the lines of "If I'm guilty of anything, it's of loving her too much."

Tough love, as it turns out. Loved her to death. Loved her head off.

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My Tearful Confession: Yes, I Kinda-Sorta Participated in the Earth Hour Power-Off, Accidentally
— Ace

A commenter asks if anyone actually did this.

Oddly enough, I did -- sorta. I was visiting hippy-ish friends on Saturday night and they did it. Over the rest of our objections. We were conservatives or leaning this way and were annoyed by the bullying hippy environmental nonsense.

But, as it turned out, drinking beer in candlelight was kinda nice.

The thing is -- I was just complaining about this IRL -- there's nothing necessarily bad about earth day, or earth hours, in principle.

I like the environment. I don't like pollution (real pollution, I mean; I am less concerned by carbon dioxide, "The Invisible Killer").

I like the earth. When the earth is invaded by aliens, I promise to be on the earth's side.

Unless the aliens are the Tempter/Bargainer sort of aliens, who promise great wealth and power to those humans willing to sell out their fellow men and act as managers and executioners for the alien masters; in that case, of course, it really depends on the deal they offer.

But I think that's obvious.

Anyway, a lot of this crap -- like conserving electricity once a week -- is not actually a terrible idea, and can lead to the rediscovery of forgotten pleasures. Like -- with the tv off, who knows what you might do. Wives might actually agree to sex, if only to mitigate the tedium.

But obviously the "movement" is not about the celebrating the earth per se, or conserving energy, or anything like that. It is a joyless affair, not about celebrating anything, but rather castigating the heretics and bullying the meek; and calculated to exclude anyone who doesn't buy into the envirosocialist/enviroluddite manifesto.

Forgive me for sounding Crunchy Con here, but there are worse things one could do than light candles one night and simply read by them (reading having been largely given up on my many of us, including me), or make merry without the distractions of the tv or internet. Even for futurists, there is something that just feels right and wholesome about the "Old Ways," and returning to them, even superficially and briefly, for a few hours at a time.

The fact that this reduces the electricity bill and also reduces some of our demand for foreign oil is almost just a bonus.

But of course that's not what earth day or earth hour is, and it never will be. But there is room for an Alternative Earth Day, one that genuinely celebrates what a splendid planet we've been given either by luck or fate or God Himself.

And candlelight is kinda nice.

A lot of conservatives railed against the idea (again, I among them); but that conflates antipathy for the bullies and busybodies who endlessly push this PC pap on us with regard for the planet itself. They call themselves spokesmen for the earth; but of course they are not. And we shouldn't let their insistence that they are fool us.

That doesn't mean I'd participate in their Earth Hour penance plan again, nor will I be attending an Earth Day event. (In San Diego, the GOP is barred from having a table at the event, letting me know in no uncertain terms that I'm quite unwelcome.)

But it might not be a bad idea to untangle the idea of earth and conservation from the anti-progress, anti-wealth, anti-human perversion the self-appointed Guardians of Gaia have fashioned them into.

If we do that, we're buying into their definitions and their agenda, even if we oppose it.

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Andrew Breitbart on Mobies
— Ace

Some discussion from Nice Deb, including mention of our very own Concerned Christian Conservative andros, who, seriously, is a gen-u-ine conservative, he just wants us all to give this Obama feller a chance, and he fears for the future of our movement, what with its Reagan worship and all.

I don't know how big a thing this is now -- I know for a fact there was, in the months before an election, an organized campaign (organized by whom, I don't know) of Concerned Christian Conservatives popping up on rightwing sites to tell us all the GOP was doomed and rightly so. I know it because all of them recited their talking points according to the same three-step script. (Note I pin it on David Axelrod there, the "Master of Astroturfing," and still do suspect that, but of course any number of lefties have had this idea and tried it in the past -- "mobies" are thus-called because electro-sissy "Moby" suggested doing this way back in, what, 2003?)

As Nice Deb notes, it's a pretty stupid thing to do, because they're almost immediately spotted. They don't really have any idea how we think and therefore what conservative arguments ought to sound like. We, of course, know how they think, as we can't avoid it; we're fed the liberal talking points from an early age by our media.

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HufPo Blogger: It's Time to Surrender in the Rush Limbaugh War
— Ace

Safe link to NewsBusters:

President Obama and the Democrats should wave the white flag in their strawman war on Rush Limbaugh. The Media Research Center delivered the grim casualty figures for the Democrats. Since January, the top talk show gabber's ratings have soared off the charts. Radio affiliates that carry Limbaugh's syndicated show call the ratings boost he's gotten from the Democrat's orchestrated attack on him a "dramatic surge."

In further Limbaugh news, the LAT runs an opinion piece by conservative writer Andrew Klavan insulting the LAT's entire audience.

If you are reading this newspaper, the likelihood is that you agree with the Obama administration's recent attacks on conservative radio talker Rush Limbaugh. That's the likelihood; here's the certainty: You've never listened to Rush Limbaugh.


By lifting some typically Rushian piece of outrageous hilarity completely out of context, the distortion gang knows full well it can get you to widen your eyes and open your mouth in the universal sign of Liberal Outrage. Your scrawny chest swelling with a warm sense of completely unearned righteousness, you will turn to your second spouse and say, "I'm not a liberal, I'm a moderate, and I'm tolerant of a wide range of differing views -- but this goes too far!"

There is more untruthfulness in that statement than in a speech by President Obama. Even the commas are self-deceiving. You're not a moderate or you wouldn't be reading this newspaper. You're not tolerant of a wide range of views; you are tolerant of a narrow spectrum of variations on your views. And, whatever you claim, you still haven't listened to Rush Limbaugh.

He goes on to brand all the LAT's readership "intellectual cowards."

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Shocker: Al Gore Had All Power On, Including Floodlights Illuminating His Trees, During "Earth Hour" Power-Off
— Ace

Those trees needed light to read their copies of Earth in the Balance.

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Headline: "'New York Times' Spiked Obama Donor Story"
— Ace

So reads the headline of the Philadelphia Bulletin, citing the claims of Arica Moncreif, who is both an ACORN whistleblower and a disgruntled ex-employee.

A lawyer involved with legal action against Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) told a House Judiciary subcommittee on March 19 The New York Times had killed a story in October that would have shown a close link between ACORN, Project Vote and the Obama campaign because it would have been a “a game changer.”


During her testimony, Ms. Heidelbaugh said Ms. Moncrief had told her The New York Times articles stopped when she revealed that the Obama presidential campaign had sent its maxed-out donor list to ACORN’s Washington, D.C. office.


Ms. Heidelbaugh then told the congressional panel:

“Upon learning this information and receiving the list of donors from the Obama campaign, Ms. Strom [a NYT reporter] reported to Ms. Moncrief that her editors at The New York Times wanted her to kill the story because, and I quote, “it was a game changer.”’

I'm not sure I believe that -- but then, it is possible that the NYT's editors erred in telling the truth to their reporter, who was then so angry she repeated their words to her informant. Possible, but still unlikely; liberals never admit stuff like this. They claim "the story is still being developed," etc., etc., in perpetuity, or at least until after an election is safely behind them.

Kevin Williamson... of National Review puts me some fucking information:

The paper was launched (with me as its first editor) in 2004. Daily broadsheet, New York Sun-inspired, Catholic, conservative: all the good stuff.

Well, all rightie then. It was a bad move to stealth-impugn the paper by saying "I've never heard of it" (which I've now deleted). I was afraid it was some fly-by-night internet only thingee; a simple bit of checking would have dispelled that worry, and I shouldn't have been too lazy to do so.

I have to tell you that blogging makes one lazy in a lot of ways. As far as fact checking-- I've got 5000 fact-checkers out there, multiple layers of painstaking editorial oversight that the media claims it has.

Thanks to the commenters for letting me know earlier it was a real, and good, paper.

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The Education of Mos Def
— Ace

At the hands of Chris Hitches and Salman Rushdie. Even Bill Maher puts him some information... at least before he comes riding to the ignoramus leftist Truther's rescue. (Well, he sounds like a Truther. I'd guess he's a Truther, or would be a Truther, if he were even informed enough to have heard of Trutherism.)

Mos Def asks again and again what Al Qaeda's and the Taliban's agenda is. The clear implication is that he doesn't believe there's enough information to say they're bad guys.

Mos Def is, like many of his kind, protected from the responsibility of making judgments by his well-crafted shield of full and complete ignorance.

Comment Snark:

Dear Al Qaeda,

I'm not sure what your ideas are, so I'd like to subscribe to your newsletter.


Mos Def


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Senator Chris Dodd (D-AIG)
— DrewM

When he wasn't too buy accepting mortgages from his good friend Angelo at Countrywide, Chris Dodd was raking in the cash from AIG. And not the 'good' part of AIG. No, Chris was pals with the folks at the Financial Products unit. You remember them, they are the ones who almost melted down the economy.

As Democrats prepared to take control of Congress after the 2006 elections, a top boss at the insurance giant American International Group Inc. told colleagues that Sen. Christopher J. Dodd was seeking re-election donations and he implored company executives and their spouses to give.

The message in the Nov. 17, 2006, e-mail from Joseph Cassano, AIG Financial Products chief executive, was unmistakable: Mr. Dodd was "next in line" to be chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, which oversees the insurance industry, and he would "have the opportunity to set the committee's agenda on issues critical to the financial services industry.

"Given his seniority in the Senate, he will also play a key role in the Democratic Majority's leadership," Mr. Cassano wrote in the message, obtained by The Washington Times.

Mr. Dodd's campaign quickly hit pay dirt, collecting more than $160,000 from employees and their spouses at the AIG Financial Products division (AIG-FP) in Wilton, Conn., in the days before he took over as the committee chairman in January 2007. Months later, the senator transferred the donations to jump-start his 2008 presidential bid, which later failed.

Campaign contribution...retention bonus. It's kind of hard to tell the difference these days. Didn't there used to be a term the media threw around about stuff like this? Culture of something. Corruption! Yeah, a 'culture of corruption'. Whatever happened to that term? You don't hear it much these days.

Last week Larry Kudlow squashed the rumor
s he was interested in running against Dodd. Can the Republicans in Connecticut come up with someone to run against this corrupt piece of shit?

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Top Headline Comments 03-30-09
— Gabriel Malor

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March 29, 2009

Overnight Open Thread: Brazil Constructs Walls Around its Slums and Sends a Message: “You’re doing it Wrong.” (genghis)
— Open Blog

Correction/Addition: Due to my lack of proofreading I didn't note the location of the second-to-last "good wall" in the gallery below. It's in North Korea. Thanks to "Deuce Geary" for bringing that to my attention.

In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the city government has decided to engage in some public works projects to beautify the place. As you know, Brazil is a nation run by brilliant socialist/economist/el presidente Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvamade, a nation so rich in resources that its people can afford five words in their names. Silvy (as he’s popularly known by no one except me) is expected to be awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in economics due to his groundbreaking treatise on the correlation and causality between blue eyes and white skin and their effects on economic cycles. It’s expected to be a close contest between he and Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe. But enough about that.

” RIO DE JANEIRO, March 28 (Reuters) - The government of Rio de Janeiro is building concrete walls to prevent sprawling slums from spreading farther into the picturesque hills of this world-famous tourist destination, an official said on Saturday. Construction has begun in two favelas, or shantytowns, in the southern districts of Rio de Janeiro, a government spokeswoman told Reuters. One of the two is Morro Dona Marta, which police occupied in November to control crime and violence caused mostly by rival drug gangs. Officials say the wall is to protect the remaining native forest but critics fear the move could be seen as discriminatory and become a blemish symbolizing Brazil's deep divisions between rich and poor. "There is no discrimination. On the contrary, we are building houses for them elsewhere and improving their lives," Tania Lazzoli, spokeswoman for the secretary of public works at the state government, told Reuters.

” By year-end the Rio de Janeiro state government wants to build almost 7 miles (11 km) of walls to contain 19 communities. It will spend 40 million reais ($17.6 million) and have to relocate 550 houses, Lazzoli said.”

Our leaders have simply failed to see the difference between a “good wall” and a “bad wall.” You see, a good wall is one that keeps people in. A bad wall is one that keeps people out, according to President Silvy and other like-minded progressive thinkers. There you have it. Walls can be a good thing. It’s just that the U.S. and Israel haven’t applied the proper narrative. It’s all altruistic you see…helping the environment AND the people at the same time. Win-win. Below the fold is a gallery of walls so that you can compare and contrast.

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Obama Tells GM CEO to Hit the Road
— Gabriel Malor

The president will present the rest of his Ailing Big Two plan tomorrow, which White House aides are touting as tough on everyone involved. The first condition for future funds, however, appears to be GM CEO Rick Wagoner's resignation.

The White House confirmed Wagoner was leaving at the government's behest after The Associated Press reported his immediate departure, without giving a reason.

General Motors issued a vague statement Sunday night that did not officially confirm Wagoner's departure.

"We are anticipating an announcement soon from the Administration regarding the restructuring of the U.S. auto industry. We continue to work closely with members of the Task Force and it would not be appropriate for us to speculate on the content of any announcement," the company said.

The surprise announcement about the classically iconic American corporation is perhaps the most vivid sign yet of the tectonic change in the relationship between business and government in this era of subsidies and bailouts.

Hey, you want the taxpayer money ya gotta dance to the government's tune. Is this a smart thing to do to keep more of our money from being tossed into the endless craphole that is GM? Beats me.

Even were Wagoner to stay, he wouldn't be in charge of his own company. The Obama Administration is setting the conditions for restructuring; it will determine how things will go for the workers, retirees, bondholders, and shareholders, not Wagoner or his replacement.

There is also this observation from the Politico article:

Obama's move against Wagoner hearkens back to September 2008 when President Bush's Treasury Secretary, Hank Paulson, insisted that AIG CEO Robert Willumstad step down as part of an $85 billion bailout of the insurance giant. Paulson installed in his place Edward Liddy, a former Allstate executive. The AIG bailout has since grown to about $170 billion and Liddy has faced calls for his resignation in the wake of reports about hundreds of millions of dollars-worth of bonuses the firm agreed to pay to employees.

Who's the boss now?

Thanks to numerous commenters for pointing out the story.

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First Twitter Libel Suit?
— Gabriel Malor

Against Courtney Love, no less.

According to a libel claim lodged by [fashion designer Dawn] Simorangkir in Los Angeles Superior Court last Thursday, the widow of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain has carried out "an obsessive and delusional crusade" of malicious libel against her on Twitter, adding insult on MySpace and other websites.

The designer, who lives in Austin, Texas, also claims that numerous tweets posted by Love on Twitter accuse her of being a "nasty, lying, hosebag thief"; having "a history of dealing cocaine"; having "lost all custody of her child"; and, being guilty of "assault and burglary". The singer adds that the designer would be "hunted til your [sic] dead".

Twitter, the progress of human civilization right before our very eyes.

via meep...over Twitter.

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The Limbaugh Challenge
— Jack M.

I'm posting this editorial because I have a soft spot not only for Maha-Rushie, but also for watching someone call out the readership of the LA Times as a bunch of girly-men with skulls full of mush.

I mean, check out the following blockquote. It is a thing of beauty, and something I wish I'd written:

By lifting some typically Rushian piece of outrageous hilarity completely out of context, the distortion gang knows full well it can get you to widen your eyes and open your mouth in the universal sign of Liberal Outrage. Your scrawny chest swelling with a warm sense of completely unearned righteousness, you will turn to your second spouse and say, "I'm not a liberal, I'm a moderate, and I'm tolerant of a wide range of differing views -- but this goes too far!"

There is more untruthfulness in that statement than in a speech by President Obama. Even the commas are self-deceiving. You're not a moderate or you wouldn't be reading this newspaper. You're not tolerant of a wide range of views; you are tolerant of a narrow spectrum of variations on your views. And, whatever you claim, you still haven't listened to Rush Limbaugh.

And for those LA TIMES readers from Rio Linda, here is a synopsis of the above paragraphs the author helpfully provides:

Now let me tell you the real answer: You're a lowdown, yellow-bellied, lily-livered intellectual coward. You're terrified of finding out he makes more sense than you do.

Sure, there will be some on the right who wring their hands about appealing to the "middle" with the softer, kinder language of the perpetually clueless. Much more fun, however, will be to watch the leftists to whom this broadside is aimed scurry about trying to prove, lest they be revealed to be hypocrites, that they actually have "Rush Creds" after all.

In any event a blast with both barrels is occasionally necessary to loosen the rust embedded in the system. I hereby nominate Andrew Klavan for this weeks "Slices Like a Hammer" award.

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Wapo: Iranian Missile Team Working With Norks Observing Nork Missile Stuff but Doing Nothing Else Useful I'm Sure
— Dave in Texas

Shocka, I know.

Sankei said in a separate dispatch from Washington that 15 personnel from the Iranian satellite and missile development company Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group are staying in North Korea at the invitation of the North Korean government.

It's awesome how helpful they are to each other, the North Koreans and the Iranians, with "man-made bad catastrophe thingys" or whatever the pussified expression is that the Obama administration came up with.

Axle of evil.

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1988 Shuttle Mission Came Within Seconds of Disaster. [dri]
— Open Blog

Shuttle mission STS-27 in December of 1988 began oddly and nearly ended in total disaster. The military mission to carry the first Lacrosse radar imaging satellite into orbit was at the time considered so top secret that during a pre flight press briefing the Atlantis crew members wore black face masks to conceal their identities. Such tongue in cheek melodrama would soon give way to real drama when more than 700 heat shield tiles became damaged during liftoff.


"I will never forget, we hung the (robot) arm over the right wing, we panned it to the (damage) location and took a look and I said to myself, 'we are going to die,'" -shuttle commander Robert "Hoot" Gibson.


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March 28, 2009

Quote Of The Weekend [Vinnie]
— Open Blog

Things that need to be said now were said in 1957.

"To the glory of mankind, there was, for the first and only time in history, a country of money--and I have no higher, more reverent tribute to pay to America, for this means: a country of reason, justice, freedom, production, achievement. For the first time, man's mind and money were set free, and there were no fortunes-by-conquest, but only fortunes-by-work, and instead of swordsmen and slaves, there appeared the real maker of wealth, the greatest worker, the highest type of human being--the self-made man--the American industrialist.

"If you ask me to name the proudest distinction of Americans, I would choose--because it contains all the others--the fact that they were the people who created the phrase 'to make money.' No other language or nation had ever used these words before; men had always thought of wealth as a static quantity--to be seized, begged, inherited, shared, looted or obtained as a favor. Americans were the first to understand that wealth has to be created. The words 'to make money' hold the essence of human morality.

"Yet these were the words for which Americans were denounced by the rotted cultures of the looters' continents. Now the looters' credo has brought you to regard your proudest achievements as a hallmark of shame, your prosperity as guilt, your greatest men, the industrialists, as blackguards, and your magnificent factories as the product and property of muscular labor, the labor of whip-driven slaves, like the pyramids of Egypt. The rotter who simpers that he sees no difference between the power of the dollar and the power of the whip, ought to learn the difference on his own hide-- as, I think, he will.

"Until and unless you discover that money is the root of all good, you ask for your own destruction. When money ceases to be the tool by which men deal with one another, then men become the tools of men. Blood, whips and guns--or dollars. Take your choice--there is no other--and your time is running out."

Read, or, re-read the whole thing here.

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Overnight Open Thread: “The Road to Hell Continues to get Paved” (genghis)
— Open Blog

Lost amidst today’s celebration of Urf Hour is the ongoing struggle to reign in the out-of-control and increasingly violent crime wave caused by traffickers in the deadly, highly-addictive chemical phosphate. If you thought meth was a problem, you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet. According to this article ”Dirt-Weary Spokane Turns to Bootleg Detergent.”

”SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The quest for squeaky-clean dishes has turned some law-abiding people in Spokane into dishwater-detergent smugglers. They are bringing Cascade or Electrasol in from out of state because the eco-friendly varieties required under Washington state law don't work as well. Spokane County became the launch pad last July for the nation's strictest ban on dishwasher detergent made with phosphates, a measure aimed at reducing water pollution. The ban will be expanded statewide in July 2010, the same time similar laws take effect in several other states.”

Gadzooks! There’s lots more about the root causes of this lawlessness below the fold, along with a clip from a law enforcement training video on how to combat these “soap-runners.”

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Clinton's Mexico Blunder
— Gabriel Malor

I agree with John, this seems like it can't possibly be a true story:

During her recent visit to Mexico, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made an unexpected stop at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe and left a bouquet of white flowers “on behalf of the American people,” after asking who painted the famous image.

The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe was miraculously imprinted by Mary on the tilma, or cloak, of St. Juan Diego in 1531. The image has numerous unexplainable phenomena, such as the appearance on Mary’s eyes of those present in the room when the tilma was opened and the image’s lack of decay.

Mrs. Clinton was received on Thursday at 8:15 a.m. by the rector of the Basilica, Msgr. Diego Monroy.

Msgr. Monroy took Mrs. Clinton to the famous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which had been previously lowered from its usual altar for the occasion.

After observing it for a while, Mrs. Clinton asked “who painted it?” to which Msgr. Monroy responded “God!”

Really? Really? She asked, "Who painted it?"

Forehead-smackingly embarrassing. Non-Catholics and even some Catholics who don't live in the southwest might not know the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. But Clinton claimed to have been to the Basilica before. Has Clinton never wondered why half the cars in the southwest have little replicas or stickers of the image? Hell, I've got one on my car.

Ignorance like this demonstrates cringe-worthy lack of preparation from our number one representative to other countries. We'd be in better shape if she sat in her office and tried very hard not to insult anyone else. I suggest duct tape might do the trick.

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Hot Legs? More Like Cold and Nippy
— Jack M.

I'm posting this story for two three reasons:

1) I can;

2) As an excuse to link the accompanying photo; and

3) Because as commenter "Long Island" points out, it is further proof that global warming is a hoax.

What can I say? I have some glass that needs to be cut. I wonder what the going rate is?

(Photo in extended entry) more...

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