Bob’s Musings: Odds And Ends And Sods
-Governor Rick Perry’s description of those of us who are against tuition breaks for illegal aliens as ‘heartless’ continues to do him damage. In an interview with Newsmax, he tried to undo some of it [tip of the fedora to Katrina Trinko]:
In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV, the Texas governor said he had made a poor choice of words during the Sept. 22 presidential debate, but he stood by his view that the decision in his state to extend tuition breaks was the right one.
“I was probably a bit over-passionate by using that word and it was inappropriate,” Perry admitted. “In Texas in 2001 we had 181 members of the legislature – only four voted against this piece of legislation – because it wasn’t about immigration it was about education.”
So…I guess education trumps The Rule Of Law? That’s not something they taught me in school.
-In a related matter, Katrina Trinko reports that back when Jeb Bush was Governor of Florida, he fought for the same kind of tuition bill and Marco Rubio was on his side.
Where do you stand now, Senator?
-Over at Conservatives4Palin, Adrienne Ross has an interesting theory as to what Sarah Palin might be thinking. While I has serious doubts about it when I began the post, I must say that she makes a plausible case for the theory. If true and Mrs. Palin goes ahead with it, man, that will really shake things up. Never a dull moment with Sarahcuda.
-Over at The Corner, Jonah Goldberg quotes Victor Davis Hanson on Obama’s speaking style when he appeared before the Congressional Black Caucus last weekend:
…In response, the omnipresent Rep. Maxine Waters goes public yet again, to object that the president has no right to rally blacks in this way, when he does not adopt similar tones of admonishment with Jews and gays. (Should Obama try to emulate the way he thinks gays and Jews talk in his next address to them?)
I agree with Mr. Goldberg that it would be a hoot to see the nimrod try [although, if the rumors are true, he won’t have much problem speaking to the former, IYKWIMAITYD].
-Like night follows day, you knew this was going to happen. From The Washington Times, Rowan Scarborough reporting:
With homosexuals now able to serve openly in the military, the gay rights movement’s next battleground is to persuade the Obama administration to end the armed forces’ ban on “transgenders,” a group that includes transsexuals and cross-dressers.
“Our position is that the military should re-examine the policy, the medical regulations, so as to allow open service for transgender people,” said Vincent Paolo Villano, spokesman for the 6,000-member Center for Transgender Equality.
The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), which pushed to end the military’s gay ban, is urging President Obama to sign an executive order prohibiting discrimination based on “gender identity.”
We have to put pressure on all elected conservatives to stop this madness, telling them to stop worrying about being portrayed by the MSM as unhip, uncaring prudes.
-As it always does, the truth is starting top slowly emerge as to the exact nature of Admiral Smitty’s mission in the ATO. America’s favorite Gonzo reporter, Stacy McCain was able to snag an exclusive interview with the returned warrior. The video is here. Stacy’s tease:
…Admiral Smitty, who returned yesterday from Afghanistan…shared the stirring tale of his conquest of the Taliban Navy. You may be saying to yourself, “Wait a minute — the Taliban don’t have a navy!”Not any more, they don’t, because FOBbit Smitty and his top-secret Navy task force of Stealth Ninja REMFs wiped out the enemy fleet.
Apparently, Stacy did not or would not question the Naval hero about ‘rum, sodomy, and the lash’ [and transsexuals].
-There’s a homeowner in New Orleans who is catching some flack for putting up a number of anti-Anointed One signs on his property. You can see the WWL-TV News report here. The reporter, Maya Rodriguez, informs us:
The signs have created such a firestorm of controversy, though, that police came to the scene– called in by City Council Member Susan Guidry. She represents the district where the home is located. Guidry said she was concerned about public safety and was trying to figure out if the sign was even legal. She also said she spoke to Reily, but didn’t get far.
“We have to determine that there is a zoning law that prohibits perhaps the size of the sign, perhaps the way that it’s erected, that it is leaning over onto public property,” Guidry said. “Whatever we can use, we will, but of course, we do have to balance that with First Amendment rights.”
‘Whatever we can use’: spoken like a true statist. No surprise there — she is, after all, a Democrat.
-Friend In The Ether Quin Hillyer has been reporting on the myriad of unethical and unlawful things happening over at Eric Holder’s Department Of Justice. Shannon Bream of Fox News interviewed him this past Sunday and Monday about the widescale corruption and you can watch the videos here and here [tip of the fedora to Joseph Lawler].
-Some on the Right and, of course, a bunch of people on the Left have been trying to make this a big deal. From Byron York:
During an interview on Fox News last night, Sarah Palin caught a lot of viewers’ attention when she repeatedly referred to Florida Republican straw poll winner Herman Cain as “Herm.” It’s fair to say that most people, even those who follow the Georgia businessman turned presidential candidate closely, have rarely if ever heard him referred to as “Herm.”…
As he points out, the two have shared the same stage together and have said very kind things about each other, so trying to create a rift between the two won’t work, especially considering they’re both honorable people.
What Mrs. Palin did is something that most of us Americans do [I know of no other peoples, but us, that do it, by the way]. It’s folksy and I think (1) it reflects our desire to be informal and (2) it’s a levelling technique. Deeply ingrained in the American Psyche is an aversion to formality, perhaps born of our rejection of royalty.
-From CNS News, Rodrique Ngowi reporting, we learn:
Frank and Louie the cat was born with two faces, two mouths, two noses, three eyes — and lots of doubts about his future.
Now, 12 years after Marty Stevens rescued him from being put to sleep because of his condition, the exotic blue-eyed rag doll cat is not only thriving but has made it into the 2012 Guinness Book of World Records as the longest surviving member of a group known as Janus cats, named for a Roman god with two faces.
Must be a Bolshe.
-Live well, my friends…