"" Running Rabbit: August 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Expert Says Beck Knows Middle East

Barry Rubin, director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal. See the GLORIA/MERIA site at www.gloria-center.org.

Having studied the Middle East professionally for 35 years, written or edited more than 40 books on the region, and having a PhD in Middle East history, let me make it perfectly clear: Glenn Beck, who is holding several rallies in Israel this week, has a better grasp of Middle East politics than most Western experts, not to mention Western leaders.

A carrot to Kate

Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Tooth-Regenerating Paste

Where can I get some.

The Year: 1939, The Target: Hitler

Georg Elser plotted for a year to kill Hitler, he failed by minutes.

It Should All Be Like The Greeks For Me

under the scope of reforms in the Greek Family Law, the Shariah will be abolished for Greek Muslims.

Update: Details and source of details.

Balls and Honor

Herman Cain defies Congress, attends Restoring Courage event in Israel.

In a poignant and touching display, GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain traveled to Israel to attend Glenn’s Restoring Courage event and visited Judaism’s sacred Wailing Wall.

The sentiment was made all the more profound by the fact that the House Ethics Committee called on its members not to attend the Restoring Courage event because it appeared to have a political affiliation, prompting Glenn to blast House Speaker John Boehner for “playing politics” with Israel “in their hour of need.”

Glenn's speech:

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Lager, Yeast From Patagonia Allowed Bavarians To Cold Brew

So, it seems that the yeast which creates lager is a hybrid. Somehow, a yeast from South America mingled with a European yeast and the resulting hybrid is what creates that tasty beverage.

The stowaway, yeast that may have been transported from a distant shore on a piece of wood or in the stomach of a fruit fly, was destined for great things.

The newfound yeast fused with a distant relative, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which was used for millennia to make leavened bread and fermented wine and ale.

The resulting hybrid, representing a marriage of species as evolutionarily separated as humans and chickens, would give us lager, the clear, cold-fermented beer first brewed by 16th century Bavarians.

Marco Rubio

A Carrot to : NR

Five Ills of Obama's Reign

#1 The demoralization of America.

We well remember candidate Barack Obama’s ’08 throngs laying in breathless wait for the “Lightworker” to appear and speak as “sort of like God” from his teleprompter on high. Now, with nearly everything this president has touched lying in shambles, a shrunken Obama whines from town to town, transported in a taxpayer-purchased bus that resembles a big, fat hearse — the perfect symbol for the harbinger of economic death that Obama’s presidency has become.

It’s painfully apparent now that the American people were scammed in ’08 by Barack the Bamboozler in what will be known historically as the most audacious scheme of fraudulent branding the world has ever seen.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Go West


Maybe He Should Be Known As Rand Singeberg The Way He Burned The O

Inspired by the current President's habit of saying one thing and doing something else, Rand Simberg imitates:

I make no apologies for thinking that Harry Reid is the greatest statesman in history.

I make no apologies for making Paris Hilton famous.

I make no apologies for thinking that the president is reasonable, and the adult in the room.

I make no apologies for the assassination of the only president to have it almost as tough as Barack Obama: Abraham Lincoln.

I make no apologies for being unable to make fun of the president’s arrogance and pomposity.

I make no apologies for kicking Chuck Norris’s ass.

I make no apologies for having voted for Barack Obama.

I make no apologies for causing Hurricane Katrina.

I make no apologies for being Mary Queen of Scots.

Myself, I make no apology for marrying Morgan Fairchild.

Howie Carr Drives It To The O

No one mentioned the black helicopters which surely flew overhead.

No wonder it’s being called the Magical Misery Tour. It’s a listening tour where Obama doesn’t listen to anybody except his own Kool-Aid drinkers. They’re the only ones left on this bus

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

wAKE mE UP sO i CAN go gO

Concerning the header. I have a bad habit of hitting the caps lock without knowing it, decided to leave it as it went.

Mr. Rhodes visits Rush

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Jimma Come Back?

A reminder, Carter was scared of rabbits.

But, that isn't to say that he would be afraid to run for a second term as President.

Mr. Carter, Running Rabbit says, BOO!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Sunday, August 7, 2011

I Must Be Getting Stronger

Our times have worn on me, worn me down. It sometimes seem that anything I calculate as sensible is under assault. I can't seem to care to make a buck these days, and I don't think my interest or effort is the problem or solution to my lack of production. I think our times are inhibiting everything contribution I would make.

And, yet, there have been brief glimpses that tell me I am going to get through this.

Reading this Joseph Rago piece makes me think it is someone(s) else that is the problem.

Eric Cantor seems to be in my same position.

"........an agent of change, and I don't know what that hope and change really was at this point. It's turned out to be something a lot different than what most people thought. But yes, we need to change and take the country away from President Obama."

I would add that it isn't just Obama's misconception that we must overcome; so many more Obamaesque creatures prowl our national landscape and must be reprogrammed if this country, and our sense of purpose and the ethos we remember can be reborn.

Well, I Won't Live Forever

Why pay our debts in our time?

What makes people think the government should spend less money than it brings in? Probably racism. Also, a lust for violence. Because there is no logical reason for the government to spend less.

Union Goons Today Are Soft

Once union goons cracked heads, today they crack wise.

When people who are used to dealing with cave-ins, or ladles of molten metal, hit the streets, they're putting those traits to work in an environment that's probably less dangerous than the one they work in every day. That makes them pretty formidable.

In fact, it made them so formidable that they were able to put together unions solid enough to send the industries they depended on overseas, where labor was more tractable, because the bosses weren't willing to face the headache of trying to get rid of the unions, and couldn't afford to pay the wages the unions, with their toughness, had managed to extract.

But miners and steelworkers are one thing. When the public employees of, say, Wisconsin hit the streets, it looked more like a bunch of disgruntled DMV clerks and graduate teaching assistants, because, well, that's what it was.

Though they displayed more creativity in signage than you might expect from steelworkers, overall, they brought pretty much the same work habits to their protests that they bring to their jobs. (Sleeping in the capitol? Pretty much what they do at the office.)

Chris Christie; Terrorist Capitulator?

Andrew McCarthy shows a side of Governor Christie we all need to know about!

This “sharia-law business is crap . . . and I’m tired of dealing with the crazies!” So blustered Chris Christie. Bluster is the New Jersey governor’s default mode

Well, count me among the crazy until somebody puts forth a quantitative formula for discerning which members of Islam are not crazier than me.

If Americans examined the classical interpretations of sharia, core tenets of which are antithetical to Western liberalism, you wouldn’t need to pass a law against it; it would be discredited. But that is an examination government officials like Governor Christie — taking their cues from the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations — seem determined to make sure we never have. It’s a religion of peace; now move along, there’s nothing else to see here.

Christie has dome nothing to quell my nervousness at the presence in America of Muslims, most, if not all, of whom kowtow to religious leaders who are the enemy.

Update: Daniel Pipes agrees.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Larry Griswold

Libertarian Version of ACLU


Canada Capitulates to Islam?

The woman is the above photo attacked a man in Toronto for taking pictures, she assumed she was in the pictures. The Toronto police refused to charge her for striking the man; must be a new capitulation policy toward Islamic aggressors.

More photos of the assaulting woman here.

Suddenly, a woman wearing a hijab ran toward me. She was part of a group that included two women wearing full face-covering burkas. She was screaming: “We are Muslim! You do not take pictures of us!” (Odd. I can’t find the “no photos” rule in the Qur’an.)

I informed the lady I was in a public square in a democracy. I can actually take pictures of whomever I please.

And then: Ka-pow! Her fist collided with my face. Worse, she almost knocked my new camera from my hands.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Paul Ryan Asks, Where Is Obama's Budget

Now that the crisis has passed, and boy do I use the term crisis lightly and skeptically, Congressman Paul Ryan clears up a few things.

During the negotiations over raising the debt ceiling, President Obama reportedly warned Republican leaders not to call his bluff by sending him a bill without tax increases. Republicans in Congress ignored this threat and passed a bill that cuts more than a dollar in spending for every dollar it increases the debt limit, without raising taxes.

Yesterday, Mr. Obama signed this bill into law. He was, as he said, bluffing.

I wondered when somebody would get around to pointing out that he was admitting he was bluffing.

Ever since they abused the budget process to jam their health-care takeover through Congress last year, the Democrats have simply done away with serious budgeting altogether. The simplest explanation—and the president's real bluff—is that they don't want to commit publicly to the kind of tax increases and health-care rationing that would be required to sustain their archaic vision of government.

Obama can not make his plan work by the numbers, and it won't, imo work to save the American people money either. I hate it, want it gone, yesterday is not soon enough for it to disappear.