Jackie O’s granddaughter lacks her class

August 29, 2009

A scene from Sen. Ted Kennedy’s funeral procession

Boston’s FOX 25 provides the video of Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg’s daughter — 21-year-old Rose Schlossberg — as she flips off one of the people lining the street during her grand uncle Ted’s funeral procession.

Rose is the granddaughter of former president John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis.


4% of Israelis are fools

August 29, 2009

 The Jerusalem Post offers up some startling poll numbers.

Another Valley landmark bites the dust

August 29, 2009

The Pink Pony, Scottsdale’s oldest restaurant, joins El Chorro Lodge and the Arizona Club as longtime Valley stalwarts that have felt the pinch of the economy. The acclaimed steakhouse and bar, long a hangout for sports fans and baseball legends opened its doors 60 years ago.

The daily covers the shuttering of the renown establishment which New Yorker magazine once described as the “the best baseball restaurant in the land.”

And speaking of polls….

August 29, 2009

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that a mere  32% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President.

Meanwhile, 40% Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -8.

The complete polling results can be seen here.

Next he’ll come for your firstborn

August 29, 2009

Each Obama power grab seems more outrageous than the one preceding it.

Now we read that aides to Democrat Sen. Jay Rockefeller, (WV), have been hard at work drafting a bill that allows the president to seize temporary control of private-sector networks during a so-called cyber security emergency — in effect handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet.

Read this jaw-dropping report from CNET News. This is an excerpt of the 55-page draft of S.773.

Will she or won’t she? Advisor sounds indifferent

August 28, 2009

Although she says, “I love being governor and I love campaigning,” Gov. Jan Brewer has been somewhat cagey regarding her future plans. Much of her reticence on the on the subject is understandable.  She has had other things that have occupied her time and sapped her energies since stepping onto the Ninth Floor after the departure of her predecessor, Democrat Janet Napolitano — who hightailed it off to the D.C. environs to assume the position of Homeland Security Secretary in the Obama administration.  Napolitano left a gapping hole in the budget, which Republican Brewer has tried to repair by hitching her career to a 1-cent sales tax hike.

She now says she is “leaning” toward running for a full term. But it would be a help if her advisor Chuck Coughlin sounded a bit more enthusiastic than he did in this report in the daily.

“My belief is that (Brewer’s campaign decision) hinges on whether or not she has the tools to govern,” Coughlin said, referencing the estimated $2.5 billion that would be generated over three years by the tax increase. “If Democrats are unwilling to help her, than maybe she’ll give this job back to them.”

That sounds like a stunning lack of commitment from Coughlin. The highest office in the state is a political prize that is not given over like a fumble.

Real straight talk on health care

August 28, 2009

U.S. Rep Mike Rogers (R-MI)  speaks the truth on government imposed health care. Yes, this opening statement was made last month, but the facts and eloquence are not time-stamped.

Here he is telling about his own atypical bout with bladder cancer at age 19 and how the outcome would have been different under the Obama plan.