Pre-Speech Poll: Louisianans Think Bush Handled Katrina Better Than Obama Is Handling The Oil Spill

Liberal heads are ‘sploding across the fruited plains.

Via Hot Air:

Our new Louisiana poll has a lot of data points to show how unhappy voters in the state are with Barack Obama’s handling of the oil spill but one perhaps sums it up better than anything else- a majority of voters there think George W. Bush did a better job with Katrina than Obama’s done dealing with the spill.

50% of voters in the state, even including 31% of Democrats, give Bush higher marks on that question compared to 35% who pick Obama.

Overall only 32% of Louisianans approve of how Obama has handled the spill to 62% who disapprove. 34% of those polled say they approved of how Bush dealt with Katrina to 58% who disapproved.

This is sure to get under Captain Kickass’ very thin skin.

James Clyburn: “Great Possibility” Greene Was Paid, Voting Machines Rigged

Must have been the same people who rigged the machines in Ohio back in ’04.

Watch the video here.

SC-Sen Clyburn On Greene Win: “Great Possibility” Someone Tampered With Machines

Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) says US Senate candidate Alvin Greene’s (D-SC) win in last week’s primary race is highly suspicious.

Clyburn says South Carolina used voting machines that all other states rejected. In fact, they were bought from Louisiana, he said.

“Something went wrong with these machines,” Clyburn said. “They were very unreliable,” he added.

“All you need is a magnet” to compromise the machines, Rep. Clyburn said.

Who would have a motive? “The motive could very well be to embarass the Democratic party. This could be embarassing if we do not get it worked out. Or this could be someone who wanted to ensure a victory [for incumbent Sen. Jim DeMint],” Clyburn said.

Clyburn concluded there is a “great possibility” that someone paid for him to run and tampered with the machines.

Dude, the Democratic party doesn’t need any outside help to be embarrassed.

While Obama Played…

The Daily Caller did all the work here.  They have calculated the number of gallons spilled while Obama was taking care other pressing matters such as his golf game and fund raisers for Barbara Boxer.  

Wasted Barrels are a new measure that we here at The Daily Caller are going to follow from here on during the Gulf spill crisis. Wasted Barrels are barrels of oil that have spilled into the Gulf during the numerous hours of recreational or political activities our President has undertaken since the leak first started. We don’t want to be unfair. The President needs time for rest and relaxation just like anyone else, but President Obama’s actions since this crisis began do not reflect the words that he now espouses. As set forth below, approximately 187,500 barrels of oil, or 7,875,00 gallons, have spilled into the Gulf during the hours that our President has spent recreating. That seems more than a little bit excessive.

Wasted Barrels Since the April 20 Explosion
Date Activity Time Spent Barrels Wasted
April 22 Earth Day reception 2 hours 2,500 Barrels
April 23 North Carolina vacation 2 days 60,000 Barrels
April 26 Golf at Andrew’s Air Force Base 5 hours 6,250 Barrels
April 26 Host the New York Yankees at the White House 2 hours 2,500 Barrels
April 27 Rhubarb pie in Iowa 1 hour 1,250 Barrels
April 29 DNC fundraising dinner 3 hours 3,750 Barrels
April 30 Meeting with Bono 2 hours 2,500 Barrels
May 1 White House Correspondents Dinner 4 hours 5,000 Barrels
May 3 Host Navy football team at the White House 1 hour 1,250 Barrels
May 3 Dinner with CEO’s (except BP of course) 3 hours 3,750 Barrels
May 5 Cinco de Mayo Party 2 hours 2,500 Barrels
May 6 Date Night 2 hours 2,500 Barrels
May 8 Golf at Fort Belvoir 5 hours 6,250 Barrels
May 9 Hampton University Commencement 3 hours 3,750 Barrels
May 11 Golf Lunch with VP Biden 1 hour 1,250 Barrels
May 13 Stop for hot wings in Buffalo 1 hour 1,250 Barrels
May 17 Host the UCONN women’s basketball team at the White House 1 hour 1,250 Barrels
May 25 Fundraiser for Senator Barbara Boxer 2 hours 2,500 Barrels
May 26 Host Duke Basketball and US Men’s soccer at the White House 2 hours 2,500 Barrels
May 29 Vacation over Memorial Day weekend 2 days 60,000 Barrels
June 2 Paul McCartney concert and award 3 hours 3,750 Barrels
June 7 Kalamazoo Central High School Commencement 1 hour 1,250 Barrels
June 8 White House picnic 2 hours 2,500 Barrels
June 11 Date Night to a play 2 hours 2,500 Barrels
June 13 Golf at Andrews Air Force Base 4 hours 5,000 Barrels
On it from day one.

Queen Nancy Heckled By Her Own At Lefty Conference

Pelosi took the heat for Obama’s failure to follow through on many of the promises he made to his base.  It’s a good thing her face is stretched into that permanent stunned smile.

Watch the video here.

For 17 months, anger at President Obama and congressional Democrats has been pooling on the left. On Tuesday morning, it spilled onto the floor of an Omni Shoreham ballroom and splashed all over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The celebrated San Francisco liberal took the stage to greet what should have been a friendly audience: the annual gathering of progressive activists organized by the Campaign for America’s Future.

Instead, Pelosi was eaten by her own.

Just three minutes into her speech — right after she gave the triumphant news that “Change is here!” — two men stood up and spread out a large pink banner in front of the podium demanding “Stop Funding Israel Terror.”

At that moment, a wheelchair-bound woman named Carrie James began to scream from her table about 30 feet away: “I am not going to a nursing home!” At that cue, about 15 people in the crowd — who, like James, wore orange T-shirts demanding “Community Choice Act Now” — unfurled bedsheet banners and struck up a chant: “Our homes, not nursing homes!”

Bodyguards rushed forward and formed a six-person ring around Pelosi and the lectern. Leaders of the conference tried to take the speaker backstage until the disturbance could be quelled, but she brushed them off: “I’m not leaving. I’m not leaving,” she said. “You have made your point. I’m going to give my speech over your voices.”

And she did, for an excruciating half-hour. The hecklers screamed themselves hoarse, dominating Pelosi’s speech through her concluding lines: “I want to say thank you to Campaign for America’s Future for your relentlessness, for your dissatisfaction, for your impatience. That’s what I see every day in my district.”

Political movements tend to unravel gradually, but on Tuesday this one seemed to be imploding in real time. As the “tea party” right has gained strength, Obama’s hope-and-change left has faded. The frustration has crystallized at the gathering this week of demoralized activists.

The thrill is gone, Queenie.


My laptop has been under seige – worms, horses, bugs, etc.  My tech-savvy other half is working feverishly to correct the problem. 

Until then, enjoy one author’s verison of what her graduation remarks would be were she given the opportunity to give the speech today, knowing what she knows now.

Graduates, and the people who have, until now, been paying your bills . . .

There is no experience so sublime that it cannot be ruined by the presence of small children. Procreate wisely.

Keep a pocket dictionary in your car, and learn a new word at stoplights and train crossings. Your vocabulary betrays more of your education than your diploma, which, after tomorrow, no one will see.

You’re never too old to get braces.

If you want to make new friends, wear a Red Sox T-shirt or ball cap anywhere outside of New England. People will stop you on the street to tell you how much they love your team.

Horses expose their gums to show they’re not a threat to other horses. Dogs expose their bellies. Humans expose their teeth. Smiling is nice, but know that when you do it, you’re unconsciously ceding all power.

Buy one good frying pan, and you can still scramble eggs in it when you’re 80. You do not now, nor will you ever, need a wok.

Never send an e-mail you wouldn’t want your boss to read.

Never send an e-mail you wouldn’t want your spouse to read.

There are no Dwights in real life. But everyone else on The Office is someone you will encounter repeatedly throughout your career. And there are many more Stanleys than Pams.

If, at the end of the day, you’re not hungry, tired, and vaguely sore in multiple places, you’re not living hard enough.

Make a list of the 10 books that most influenced you. Highlight them liberally, and stack them by the side of your bed. If you can’t think of 10 books, turn off the freakin’ TV.

A reliable indicator of a person’s character is the number of times he or she’s been married.

Live by yourself at least once, for at least a couple of months. If you can’t stand your own company, why would you think anyone else could?

Read expiration dates before you leave the grocery store.

When you are 40, you will wish that you had tucked away in a risk-free CD all that money you spent lunching out in your 20s. Is that General Tso’s chicken really that good? For that matter, are you sure it’s chicken?

Visit Graceland at least once, to see what happens to some people when they get too much money.

Honesty is an overrated virtue. In fact, it may not be a virtue at all.

At least every decade, make a personal pilgrimage to some place significant to you: your favorite author’s home, an idol’s grave, the original location of Starbucks.

Eighty percent of “parenting” is merely housework done in the presence of children. If you don’t like messes, don’t have kids, or marry someone with an advanced degree in mopping.

If you feel guilty, you’re doing something wrong. Stop doing that thing, and you won’t feel guilty. Amazing how that conscience thing works.

If you still feel guilty, you’re Catholic. Go to confession.

Never let anyone other than your mother launder your underwear. If your mother no longer provides this service, you really must do this yourself.

Consider, occasionally, the possibility that – regardless of your grades, regardless of your degree, regardless of how smart people tell you that you are – you really have not even the remotest idea of how the universe works.

Consider also the possibility that you will one day figure it out. Until then, eat a lot of salmon, never let anyone photograph you naked, and, unless you aspire to dentures, don’t forget to floss.

MA Hack Alert! Bra-Stuffing Bribe Recipient To Plead Guilty

Dianne Wilkerson, (D-Hackkville) is going to plead guilty in federal court today. 

The plea agreement Wilkerson struck with federal prosecutors was not made public, according to court documents filed yesterday.

The Roxbury Democrat was scheduled to go to trial June 21 on charges of extortion, theft of honor services and mail and wire fraud stemming from her allegedly pocketing $23,500 in payola between 2002 and 2008 in exchange for her paving the way for a nightclub liquor license and land development.

Wilkerson was secretly photographed – and immortalized – jamming $1,000 into her bra by an undercover operative at an upscale Beacon Hill brasserie. Neither she nor her attorney Max Stern returned calls for comment.

This was not Wilkerson’s first brush with the law.

Wilkerson, who voters chose not to return to a seventh term in office one month before her October 2008 arrest, is an attorney, but has been suspended from practicing law for more than a decade because of her 1997 conviction for willful failure to file federal income tax returns, and for subsequently violating the terms of her probation by breaking a 9 p.m. curfew.

My hunch is she will avoid jail time by taking the guilty plea.  Judging from her track record, she will violate probation and wind up in the can or under house arrest.

Another day, another corrupt Democrat facing a judge in criminal court.