Don Surber

The Scorekeeper

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Scoreboard 3-1-2015

1. President Obama threatened to shoot down an Israeli plane to protect Iran. Sadly, he reflects the beliefs of 47% of the country today. EVIL.

Jeremiah Wright's America

President Obama is an anti-Semite who is going out of his way to show his bigotry and hatred toward Jews in not only snubbing but openly opposing the appearance of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before Congress this coming week.

The president's anti-Semitism represents the majority of the Democratic Party -- including Jewish Democrats.

From his mansion in a gated, nearly all-white retirement community, Jeremiah Wright beams. He taught Obama well at Trinity United Church of Christ. Frankly, the president's foreign policy reflects Jeremiah Wright's post-9/11 sermon, in which he condemned the United States.

Democratic Party patriotism test

In 2008, which of the three people to the left in this photo did the Democratic Party nominate for president?


Fiorina looking veepish

The big winner at CPAC may not have been Scott Walker -- who is blowing the competition out of the water as a revolutionary governor from a big blue state -- but rather Carly Fiorina. She has no political success and she bombed as CEO of Hewlett-Packard.

But she also is making sense and is showing a fearlessness. She had an I-beat-cancer attitude toward the Islamic State -- and calling out Hillary Clinton was brilliant.

NYT: Fracking will turn the Sahara into a desert

The New York Times story on hydraulic fracturing in the Sahara is so one-sided that it amounts to an editorial. Carlotta Gall just assumes fracking harms the environment, and thus she did not bother to contact anyone in the industry to defend the practice.

The result is laughable -- but also revealing, for she does quote socialists. Lots of them. And in so doing, she shows just what the anti-fracking movement is all about.


First Scott Walker 2016 Poster

Testosterone, coming back to a White House near you in 2016.


Albert Berry. First parachutist

American Vignettes looks at Army Captain Albert Berry who at 33 became the first man to parachute from an airplane. Today marks the 103rd anniversary of his taking that flying leap.

Footage of that giant leap for mankind.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Tweet of the day

Scoreboard 2-28-2015

1. House funds Homeland Security for another week. Illegal aliens are too good for business for the multi-millionaires in Congress -- Pelosi, et cetera -- to demand deportation. If they were Tea Party members, they would be gone -- unanimously. Passed 357-60 in the House. EVIL.

Correction of the day

Via Legal Insurrection:


Rolling Stone tries to UVa Scott Walker

From the magazine that gave you the false story that a fraternity gang-raped a co-ed at the University of Virginia comes: "Scott Walker, God's Gift to the Democratic Party. Walker's ISIS comments might help him in the short term, but in the end his Party will suffer."


Apparently Jann Wenner and company think Americans are all a bunch of bi-coastal liberals who want the Islamic State to take over Arabia -- and maybe the rest of the world too.

Ted Cruz: "My wife calls it my prison body."

Obama had Obama Girl.

Ted Cruz has the Sabo Poster (created by an artist who calls himself Sabo).

Ted Cruz loves it.

Asian Americans fight against racial discrimination

Socialists and communists are the biggest racists in the world. They see no one as an individual except themselves. Everyone else is categorized by their sex (women over men), sexual orientation (gay over bi over straight) religion (atheist over Muslim over Buddhist over mainstream Protestant over evangelicals over Catholics over Jews), and of course race (black over Hispanic over white over Asian).

It is that last racial group that is rebelling against the racial quotas in colleges. Harvard and other elitist colleges face lawsuits over there bigotry in undergraduate admissions.

And now an academy in California is teaching Asian-Americans how to fight the prejudice.

Earl Anthony. Mister Bowling

American Vignettes looks at Earl Anthony, who became the bespectacled, crew-cut image of the Professional Bowlers Association with a work ethic and concentration that few have.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Tweet of the day

Scoreboard for 2-27-2015

1. Jeb Bush booed at CPAC. He said he has no plan to deport 11 million illegal aliens. Really? He deserved booing. GOOD.

Dueling global warming

From Atlantic on July 8, 2011: "An Era of Tornadoes: How Global Warming Causes Wild Winds."

From the Weather Channel on January 11, 2015: "U.S. Tornado Count at Its Lowest 3-Year Total Since 1950, and Here's Why."

Even Madonna understands

I read this in the Jerusalem Post and realized Madonna would make a better Secretary of State than John Kerry, Hillary Clinton and Madeleine Albright put together.

"If we can do it in Wisconsin, we can do it across America"

Republican Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin has been a favorite of conservative bloggers since he took office. the Washington press corps discovered him this month after pretending Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, or any other senator has a hound's tooth chance in Hades of grabbing the Republican nomination next year.

Liz Peek of the Fiscal Times said Walker has delivered the final kick to the curb of Republican Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey, writing: "Both Republicans are blue-state governors who inherited and tackled sizable budget deficits by rolling back the power of public employee unions. Unfortunately for Christie, New Jersey’s finances are once again in crisis, and it could get ugly."

Walker's appearance on Thursday at CPAC's annual get-together in Washington, though, shows the fire's been lit.

Townsend Harris. He made 13 Nobel prize winners possible

American Vignettes on exceptional Americans looks at a man who helped thousands of exceptional people reach their potential in America. Townsend Harris founded City College of New York in 1847. The first free public institute of higher education in America, it has graduated 13 Nobel laureates, as well as Jonas Salk. Townsend Harris, though, is remembered for opening up Japan to trade with the world.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Tweet of the day

Scoreboard for 2-26-2015

1. President Obama will ban bullets. If you like your guns, you can keep them. Period. At least this time he didn't lie. EVIL.

How dare people in Jesusland question Obama's patriotism or Christianity!

Et tu, Ross Douthat?

I expect this crap from lesser lights at the New York Times, but tu?

Free market baffles MSNBC

It's called projection.

Steve Benen of MSNBC thinks Republicans want to wreck the economy to gain power.

Nope. That is a Democratic Party modus operandi.

Tesla bubble?

Edison tried to make an electric car work. He could not. Billionaire Elon Musk is using global warming fears, federal tax subsidies, and the most gullible press in the nation's history to make it seem like he can get an electric car to work that is competitive with the 150 million or so gasoline-powered cars and trucks on the roads.

John Lovallo, an analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, doesn't think it will work. He thinks the price of Tesla stock will drop 70%.

Emergency! Emergency!

Denny's take on Atlanta snow is priceless. GOOD.

Feminists are prudes

Ma, ma, where's my pa?
Gone to the White House, har, har, har.

Her bio on Twitter: "Politics, poetry, feminism, books, life. New Book is Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights, out Oct 14 from Picador."


The real case for Hillary

So they want to rebrand Hillary Rodham Clinton for 2016. That worked for Nixon. Of course, he had been on the national scene only 16 years when he did it. She's been around 23 and counting.

Why not Honest Hillary?

Why not tell it like it is?

(Language warning from here on out.)

Oh do lecture us on Iraq, John Kerry

Secretary of State John Kerry had the gall to bash Benjamin Netanyahu for supporting the War in Iraq.

You know, the one Democratic Senator John Kerry voted for.

Alas, TPM never pointed that out.

By the way, that was one of the few votes John Kerry got right.

Oh and the reason for that is Saddam Hussein was sending suicide bombers to Jerusalem to kill Israelis. Keeping the Israelis from retaliating was one of the tougher jobs of Secretary of State Colin Powell in the early stages of the war.


Marjorie Merriweather Post, cereal queen

American Vignettes looks at Marjorie Merriweather Post, the beautiful and rich socialite who at age 27 calmly took over her father's cereal empire after his suicide -- 6 years before women could vote.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tweet of the day

Scoreboard for 2-25-2015

1. Lefties now oppose "net neutrality." Guess they figured the same government that can shut down conservatives can shut down the communists. A little late, guys. You re-elected this mess. EVIL

Suing to get a killer executed

On August 31, 1984, Tiequon Aundray Cox and Horace Edwin Burns, shot and killed Ebora Alexander, 59, Dietra Alexander, 25, Damon Bonner, 6, and Damani Garner-Alexander, 12, in the home of the Alexanders.

Burns was the lookout, Cox was the gunman.

Convicted two years later, the jury recommended Cox be executed. While on death row, Cox killed another cretin.

Cox is still alive today, 29 years after the jury said execute him.

Kermit Alexander, 74, son of Ebora Alexander, brother of Dietra Alexander, uncle to the two boys, filed a lawsuit demanding the state follow the law and execute Cox.

Headline should read: Billionaires lobby for more money

The headline in the New York Times read: "Bill Gates and Other Business Leaders Urge U.S. to Increase Energy Research."

What it means is the Richest Man In The World Wants More Money Spent On His Pet Project.

Imagine John D. Rockefeller demanding a cool $1 billion in research money from the McKinley administration.

But here's an idea. Gates has a multi-billion-dollar tax-exempt foundation. Why doesn't his foundation fund "the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E, modeled on the Pentagon research agency that helped create the Internet"?


Settled science

From the Wall Street Journal:
A diet that includes peanuts in the first year of life may greatly reduce the chance of developing peanut allergies in children at risk for getting them, according to a highly anticipated new study.
The findings appear to be the most definitive evidence yet to discount the medical community’s longtime recommendation that parents avoid giving peanut products to young children. That practice has failed to stem the growing rate of peanut allergies. Some doctors now suggest that not eating peanuts may actually have helped spur more allergies.
“We have had a whole ethos within the practice of pediatrics and pediatric allergy that the way to avoid any allergy was avoidance,” said Gideon Lack, a professor of pediatric allergy at King’s College London and senior author of the study, which was published online Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine. “At least with respect to peanuts, avoidance may actually worsen the problem.”
Does this mean the 99% of the kids who are not allergic can now bring their peanut butter sandwiches to school?


Republicans center moved left

As CPAC's annual confab begins following another congressional shellacking by Democrats, Washington Post reporters are forced to cover it. Colby Itkowitz had an interesting take that uses data to show the Republican Party has moved right, implying the party is now in the hands of crazies.

Looking at the same data, I came to the opposite conclusion, which holds today's Republican center is to Reagan's left. (Click graphic to make it bigger.)

Jailbait snares counter-terrorism chief

Fairfax County, Virginia, Police arrested Daniel Rosen, 44, the head of the State Department's counter-terrorism efforts, at his home in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday afternoon on charges related to trying to arrange a tryst with a minor, Fox News reported.

“We are aware that a State Department employee has been arrested and charges have been issued,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told the Los Angeles Times. Psaki declined to name the employee or the charges, citing privacy reasons. “His security clearance will be suspended, and he will be put on administrative leave while this proceeds to its end through any judicial process.”

What privacy? It was a public arrest of a public official. We all understand he is innocent until proven guilty. But the fact that the head of our counter-terrorism effort is accused of a pretty heinous crime is news and well, Jen Psaki is supposed to disseminate information to news organizations.


Edwin Land, invented Polaroid, inspired Steve Jobs

American Vignettes on exceptional Americans looks at Edwin Herman Land, who developed Polaroid film, which led to better sunglasses, 3-D movies, liquid crystal displays, instant photography, and many other applications. He inspired Steve Jobs, whose iPhone cameras would make the Polaroid camera obsolete.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tweet of the day

Tweet of the day, sponsored by McDonald's, where the only clown we hired was named Ronald.

Scoreboard for 2-24-2015

1. Federal government is about to take over the Internet. Expect email to be delivered in 72 hours or less! EVIL.

2. Senate Republicans to cave on amnesty for illegal aliens. Borders? We don't no stinking borders. EVIL.

Why people tuned out the Oscars

From Jethro Nededog of The Wrap:
Racial controversy, a tight match between “Birdman” and “Boyhood” and a new host in Neil Patrick Harris just weren’t enough to give ABC’s Oscars telecast a winning ratings boost over last year.
In fact the audience dropped significantly. Pulling in 36.6 million total viewers on Sunday night — 6.4 million fewer that 2014’s 10-year high, according to overnight numbers – the audience represents a six-year low in total viewers for the awards show and a 16 percent drop in viewership.
Actually, the racial controversy, battle for Best Picture between two minor films, and another new host probably dropped the ratings. People want to be entertained. This did not promise to be very entertaining.

Jeremiah Wright's daughter jailed for money-laundering

Jeri L. Wright is in jail after violating terms of her federal bail. On Monday, U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough revoked Jeri L. Wright's probation, saying there was probable cause that the criminal had continued to be a crook while on bail, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Wright's father is Jeremiah Wright. Judge Myerscough is an Obama appointee.

IPCC chief resigns under police investigate investigation

Economist Rajendra Pachauri resigned as head of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in the wake of a criminal investigation by police in India of an accusation that he sexually harassed a 29-year-old researcher. I wrote about the allegation on Monday.

"Lawyers for the woman say the harassment included unwanted emails as well as text and phone messages. Mr. Pachauri has denied the allegations," the BBC reported

Legalize cocaine, ban sugar?

I commented on this on Friday, but let me expand my thoughts on the federal government's new nutritional guidelines. The guidelines are based on the latest studies by dietitians, but those studies are often contradictory over time.

For example, caffeine for a long time was a villain. Now it is OK to drink coffee every morning. Salt, too, was a villain. Now it also has been rehabilitated. Sugar is the villain now.

It's like the old Soviet leaders. Some years Stalin was a hero, some years forgotten, some years a villain.

But mind you who is creating these new rules: Liberals, the same people who want to end the war on drugs.

It's the 21st century crusades

Fox News reported: "Islamic State militants have abducted at least 70 Assyrian Christians after overrunning several small villages in northeast Syria, two activist groups said Tuesday."
Nigeria. Egypt. Libya. Iraq. The carnage continues. Our president does not want us to call them Muslim terrorists, so let us call them what they are: Islamic savages.

Will CNN ease its animus toward conservatives?

Glenn Harlan Reynolds called this "CNN’s surprisingly honest take."

Perhaps this is a one-off page on CNN's web site. Perhaps not. Never underestimate the crassness of the media in its pursuit of the Almighty Buck. In fact, that is one of its few remaining virtues.

Grover Cleveland saved the life insurance industry

American Vignettes on exceptional Americans looks at Grover Cleveland's post-presidential work: Restoring the reputation of the life insurance industry.

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