Nov 28, 2009

Awww, c'mon ossifer

The DUI charge is okay by me. So is eluding. But that illegal swimming rap is just piling on.

Michaele Salahi, Fibber at the Palace

Michaele is a knockout there in the receiving line, showing His Obamaness ruby lips and acres of ivory and, probably, a little tongue. But that isn't what this is about.

The subject matter is AP's reminder of a crucial feature of our system of governance:

"It is unclear what the couple told officers at the checkpoint that allowed them to go through the security screening. Federal law makes it a crime to knowingly and willfully falsify statements on matters within the federal government's jurisdiction."

So, you see, it is criminal to lie to the federal government. Lying by the federal government, however, is an ancient tradition, honored by our Masters above all other principles. This is for your own good, of course.

Nov 26, 2009

Thanksgiving, A.D. 2000

The finger is where it belongs, but we seem to have a clear violation of Rule Two here, unless of course the rule is suspended when a Clinton gets sufficiently frustrated.

It's Elian, the little kid we shipped back to Castro to mark the first Thanksgiving of the new millennium.

Inscrutable my butt

News flash! China breathlessly announces it will go along with the climate gag and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 or 45 per cent in the next 15 years.

Funniest thing. This Middle Kingdom bulletin comes just as the world's most powerful climate hand wringers get ready to meet in Copenhagen and draw up a plan to make cold, dark American homes seem like fun -- and as the cap-and-tax Obama initiative clings vigorously to life.

The holdouts on de-industrializing the developed world have long pointed out that if China won't go along, emissions taxes in Europe and North America would have only one certain result: A richer China dominating a poorer West.

So China finally caves in to the degree of saying it will reduce emissions because it wants to be a by-gawd exemplary citizen of Planet Earth. And I will bet the farm that every year, China will announce that it is indeed reducing smokestack nasties, silencing the skeptics and adding to the pressure for a Kyoto-like economic death wish among the leftists in control of the U.S. government.

Premier Jiabao to nosy reporter: "That big black smog over Shanghai? Why, that's American pollution blown here from Los Angeles by the trade winds. As is well known, China no longer emits."