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What a dope:

In his first substantive talk about the magazine’s inflammatory cartoon depicting him and his wife as fist-bumping terrorists, Obama told CNN’s Larry King the image fueled misconceptions and insulted Muslim Americans…

“I’ve seen and heard worse,” Obama said. “[Still], in attempting to satirize something, they probably fueled some misconceptions about me instead.”

What he should have said is, “Heh, it’s funny, they do this all the time, right? I’m a public figure.” The best thing he can say without answering “no comment.”

By attempting to defend himself, Obama keeps the issue alive. Like I said, playing defense means he has something to defend against.

This whole issue of Barack Obama’s Muslim, anti-American, pro-terrorist alleged affiliations is blossoming.

It’s only July, folks.

I am guessing by the time September rolls around the Obama campaign will be holding out for nothing more than a single podcast debate with John McCain aired solely over an IRC channel. Barack has, as they say, some “issues.”

John McCain should be chomping at the bit to get this guy in a public forum.

While the title of this post may appear a blatant play for Google traffic, longtime readers of this blog will know I would never stoop to such cynical tactics.

A “Dr. Kring” is reportedly recommending NASA study the practicalities of sex in space:

He believes that Nasa could learn from the operation of bases at the South Pole, where researchers who are separated from their families for months at a time take “expedition spouses” as sexual partners for the duration.

He said: “You have an exclusive relationship with them for six to nine months but when the expedition is over, so is the relationship and you return to your normal lives and families.”

He added: “The polar environment has similar characteristics of isolation and confinement to space. Most of the evidence suggests that the addition of women there has had a positive effect on these traditionally all male crews.”

I’ll say.

It is personally comforting to me to know that scientists going into polar regions for a few months nowadays get concubines for the trip, and also that everyone goes home to their normal lives and families afterwards, and also that my geek friends from college who were mired down in organic chem while I was drinking Southern Comfort and arguing philosophy eventually made out quite all right. Better living through science, indeed. When I dropped calculus my senior year of high school, I had no idea the fork in the road I was then choosing and the fabulous life of hedonism I was leaving behind.

Clearly, the question of sex on Mars is an interesting one … sex on the Moon slightly less so. The Moon trip would likely only be six or nine months: You tell your wife, Hey I’ll be away nine months and Dr. Lovelace will be my expeditionary spouse, and your wife probably responds with something like, “Like hell” and you don’t get to go.

But Mars -well that’s pretty exotic, a few years project at least and a cherry subtitle on the curriculum vitae. You say: Honey, we are preparing the way for the next stage of humankind, the point of departure for civilization, the very evolution of our species, so me and Dr. Lovelace will be testing all the ramifications of gestation in a zero-gravity environment. I trust you and the kids will be fine until I get back and we start up the Wednesday night bridge games again.

I’m sure 99 out of 100 wives will say: Well, you were a physics major, I knew what I was getting into when I said “I do.”

We have some scientists around here: What say you, guys? Is Dr. Kring spilling the beans?

George Will is one of my favorite writers.  Come to think of it, with the passing of WFB he IS my favorite writer.  Will’s articles on baseball and politics, two of my passions, are a mainstay for this conservative.  George and WFB both abandoned Jorge Bush long before many others and frankly looking back it only goes to show how much smarter they where than the rest, including yours truly.

Will has now written about another passion of mine, Beer.  George quickly puts beer in the driver seat with regard to the devlopment of our current world.

The development of civilization depended on urbanization, which depended on beer.

This is an obvious truth, why this statement does not appear on our money I do not know.  George continues …

Dying of cirrhosis of the liver in your forties was better than dying of dysentery in your twenties.

I am going to have a Guiness now, for medical reasons, with the upcoming presidency I am going to get real health conscious.  I strongly recommend reading the whole of the article and the commentary. For instance

A recent study found the average American walks about 900 miles per year. Another study found Americans drink, on average, 22 gallons of beer a year.

That means, on average, Americans get about 41 miles to the gallon.

Kind of makes you proud to be an American.

I am on my second beer now, with a tear in my eye.  Such commentary is poetry, sublime poetry.

Well the time has come.  The interviews are over, the permits submitted and the tapes edited.  The only thing left to do is watch this thing from beginning to almost end (sorry but you won’t see the impact-still classified).  Have your daytimers marked for Sunday, July 20th at 2000 hrs or 8pm civilian time.  This is a Discovery presentation but shown on the MILITARY CHANNEL.  I believe the Discovery people will do a great job in holding our interests.  Good watching.

UPDATE:  Here is a complete listing of all showings.

(7/20) 8 and 11 pm  (7/21) 3 am  (7/23) 9 pm  (7/24) 12 and 4 am, 5 pm  (7/26) 12 and 5 pm  (7/30)  2 pm


The backlash at the New Yorker is typical.  The left wing’s sacred cow has been defiled and the shrieking, designed to silence and instill fear, has commenced in earnest.

“The New Yorker may think, as one of their staff explained to us, that their cover is a satirical lampoon of the caricature Senator Obama’s right-wing critics have tried to create,” said Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton. “But most readers will see it as tasteless and offensive. And we agree.”

The countless cartoons depicting George Bush as an ape are not tasteless?  Or Bush Hitler connection?  The MSM did not rise up on its collective hind legs over this tasteless humor.  But the orthodoxy surrounding the tale of the Chicago Messiah must be protected at all costs.  So in this case a stalwart ally is savaged.   That’s OK, the New Yorker will crawl out from under the bus, and soon a cartoon depicting Obama in the correct ‘lite’ will be proffered as penance.

It appears that since the fear campaign known as Political Correctness, or PC has not managed to shut down the pajamahadeen then the boys at Google decided to do it themselves as reported in the NYT ‘BITS’ section.

Did Google use its network of online services to silence critics of Barack Obama? That was the question buzzing on a corner of the blogosphere over the last few days, after several anti-Obama bloggers were unable to update their sites, which are hosted on Google’s Blogger service.

The number of sites was seven, not several, but the gray lady has been suffering from journalistic senility the past 20 years, so I chalk it up as remarkable that the water carriers for the Democrat party reported this at all.  The claim that these sites were not targeted is laughable as this kind of thing requires human action.

Seven blogs run by Democrats who oppose Obama’s nomination for the presidency were incorrectly flagged as spam sites by Blogger, the hosting service Google has owned since 2003. Google says it was an automated response from a spam filter.

But the bloggers believe that Web surfers who support Obama took advantage of a loophole in Blogger’s system that allows readers to report spam blogs, the artificial Web sites that abound on the Internet and are used to promote other sites.

“It appears that [Blogger's] policy can be manipulated by people determined to shut down the free exchange of ideas,” said Carissa Snedeker, whose blog, BlueLyon, was among those that were frozen.

This is classic.  The left wing, typified by the likes of  is shouting ‘censorship’ when they are called on being the windbags like Rosie O’Donnell. The interesting thing is the ongoing censoring of good news from Iraq and Afganistan.  Nothing to see, move along.

More typical of left wing censorship is on going intellectual pogrom on college campuses.  Hate speech is defined as anything that annoys or offends some left wing loon.  The banning of reading of books that have scary words is another pastime of the left wing campus thought police.

Sampson’s troubles began last year when a co-worker complained after seeing him reading a book titled “Notre Dame vs. the Klan: How the Fighting Irish Defeated the Ku Klux Klan.”

It appears that study of American history can be more radical than one would imagine.

Sampson, a 58-year-old white janitor and student majoring in communication studies, said he tried to explain that the book was a historical account.

I have an interest in American history,” Sampson said. “I was trying to educate myself

But Sampson says his union official likened the book to bringing pornography to work, and the school’s affirmative action officer in November told Sampson his conduct constituted racial harassment.

You used extremely poor judgment by insisting on openly reading the book related to a historically and racially abhorrent subject in the presence of your black co-workers,” Lillian Charleston wrote in a letter to Sampson.

I guess its OK to get hysterical over nothing when dealing with a middle age white guy, a.k.a. a redneck.   Harassment of the non-protected class is okey dokey.

If the bloggers who got targeted where Obama supporters the story would have appeared on the NYT’s front page not the BITS section.  If a member of the LBGT community where targeted for reading something, the story would be a lead on the 6 O’clock news.  Because the websites are against the DEMOCRAT presidential candidate and because this guy is some uneducated middle aged white guy (who can’t jump) the media is giving these stories short shrift.  Now, that is not censorship?

You do not have to burn down the building with the printing press or have a bonfire of books to engage in censorship.  The two acts I mentioned where brought to you by the Communists and the National Socialists. All you need to do is silence through intimidation and kangaroo courts, or have a left wing media establishment with an agenda.

Other left wing types who support censorship, like the Communist Chinese, currently still have a state run press.  Chavez, the self appointed Castro of the 21st century, also shut down the free press in his country.  I am not sure why the left feels it cannot win in an open forum.  Still, we have no real worries, its not like it really can happen here.  Ask Nancy Pelosi, she is a champion of free speech.

The liberals are screwing up the country and things look very bleek on the horizon.  Things are going black and I thought of the Amish (isn’t this considered natural progression of thought?)  I was looking at the similarities between the two and was astounded.  Let me give you some examples.

The Amish immigrated from Switzeland to Pennsylvania because of intense persecution.

Liberals migrated to the cities for the same reason and to avoid recognition.

The Amish are high on humility and reject pride, arrogance and haughtiness.

Liberals do the same-only backwards!

Amish minimize contact with the outside world to avoid corruption.  Basically work from home.

Liberals work from home and avoid contact with conservatives so that they may make contact with the outside world with the purpose to corrupt.

The Amish shun their own when they do not become members of the church.

Liberals shun their own because they want to and can.

Amish believe in large families and consider themselves accountable to the Lord for the spritual welfare of their children.

Liberals like large families also because it adds to the tax base.  They feel accountable (as well as social services) for the overall welfare of YOUR children.

The Amish minimize the needs and ownership of modern technologies except for emergencies.  This way they are not being held hostage by technologies nor is there the opportunity to “out do” your neighbor.

Liberals are always trying to out do their neighbors and would love to throw us all back into the stone-age.  Except when they consider something as an emergency.  Then they will take action as long as they can blame it on someone else.

Some communities  of Amish allow internet usage if it is for the operation of a business.

One liberal invented the internet while another liberal doesn’t know anything about it.  Sorry John!  All liberals are still trying to figure out how to TAX it!

Amish are into plain dress and use suspenders because they don’t allow belts.

Liberals take everything away so that they live lavishly and you are looking for something to hold your pants up with.

Amish are a small population and usually only marry within the community.  This confined strain allows for disease and malformity because of a lack of greater gene pool.

Liberals are inbred but not for the same reasons. 

The Amish self school within the community and the schooling usually doesn’t go past the 8th grade.  Although their standards are higher and you get a better education, no more is necessary to do the work as is the Amish lifestyle.

Liberals act as if they know everything but in reality, an 8th grade education would be a blessing just so that you could have some form of cognisant dialog with the morons!

Amish are nonresistant.  They rarely if ever defend themselves and allow bodily harm and abuse from others.

Liberals are nonresistant and will run away after giving up everything to avoid bodily harm and abuse.

“Contrary to popular belief, some of the Amish vote, and they have been courted by national parties as potentially  swing voters: their pacifism and social conscience cause some of them to be drawn to left-of-center politics, while their generally conservative outlook causes others to favor the right wing”

Liberals are confused also.  They mostly just like to swing!

I found those similarities to be fascinating.  You know and I know that the Amish would never fess up to the liberal sect or order.  The Amish are all about community whereas liberals are all about the collective-like the Borg.  Everyone equal.  No Amish will be reading this as it is something contrary to their beliefs but just to cover my bases I want to apologize for possibly defaming the name of the Amish by associating them to liberals.  I’m on your side, guys.  All you want is to be left alone and the same goes for conservative Americans.  Hey!  Maybe I should do a sequel on the likeness to conservatives!

Barack Obama’s campaign and its roots are going absolutely batsh-t over the new cover of New Yorker magazine, which depicts Barack Obama in Muslim garb, sharing a terrorist fist jab with Michelle Obama who has an assault rifle on her shoulder; Osama bin Laden’s portrait hangs over the mantle in the Oval Office while an American flag burns in the fireplace.

The liberal magazine’s cover is roundly recognized as satire – I have not seen the accompanying story yet but presumably the art is intended to lampoon right wing-caricatures of the Obamas, and possibly poke fun at America’s bitter minority.

But satire is harmless, right? Saturday Night Live portrayed George W. Bush as a lush, and conservative humorists painted John Kerry as a Frenchman, but those caricatures were allowed to stand with little blowback from the respective campaigns. Public figures get that kind of treatment. So why the eruptions over the Obama’s as Muslim, terrorist, America-haters?

Well, let’s see: Muslim? Check. Terrorists? Check. Hate America? Check. These accusations have all been debated fiercely, but it’s easy to see why the bitter minority might get confused.

The reason the New Yorker cover is being castigated so energetically is it strikes way too close to home.