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Lunchtime Links

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 12:30 pm

Photo: Larry Summers dozes through a meeting with credit card industry leaders.

Fed chief and former Treasury Secretary engaged in activities that sound a lot like securities fraud.

Say goodbye to the F-22.

Other Miss USA contestants say Miss California should have been more PC.

With an equally confused Larry King on hand, Levi Johnston tries in vain to figure out why in the world the Palins would be mad at him.

Video: translating Joe Cocker. (Via LauraW at Ace.)

Video: Shepard Smith freaks out and screams the f-word on air about how we shouldn’t torture.

Feds preparing a bankruptcy filing for Chrysler.

16 Responses to “Lunchtime Links”

  1. Ha. Now that was funny. Amazing that Ol’ Joe could come even that close to actual lyrics after what appears to have been a couple of tabs of Blue Cheer cut with some mean frenetics booster. If you counted up all the people who insisted they were at Woodstock to see this live, you’d have a city the size of the whole LA basin, I think. But, god, that must have been fun for that video creator to put together. Cracked me up, fershur. Bet it took him twice as long as it should, just because he was laughing so hard as he edited.

    allan (af6f33)

  2. WSJ only showed me a preview from your link, apparently because I’m not a subscriber. But I searched for the headline in Google News, using “Lewis Testifies U.S. Urged” — and got the entire story.

    So while the MSM keeps whining about Google, it’s also training readers to depend on it.

    Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C.O.R. (0ea407)

  3. I realize that it’s “only” a beauty pageant, but …

    The continued and (often vicious) responses from the political and social left – “Miss Cali should have kept her mouth shut” – should give pause to everyone who values free speech.

    The theme among the lefties seems to be, “if you don’t agress with us, then you’re not entitled to voice your opinion”.

    Nevermind the fact that this particular opinion – i.e., marriage should be reserved for a man and a woman – is shared by a significant number of the people in this country.

    That a beauty pageant contestant, of all people, can be villified for giving an honest answer just goes to show that Rush Limbaugh is not the only target the left has in its sights.

    Bubba Maximus (456175)

  4. “if you don’t agree with us, then you’re not entitled to voice your opinion (without suffering negative consequences)”.

    HeavenSent (637168)

  5. Comment by Bubba Maximus — 4/23/2009 @ 2:00 pm
    It seems there is a very prominant resident of the District of Columbia (@ 1600 Pennsylvania Ave) who has the same position on this matter as Miss CA.
    Where are the demonstrations in front of his office, or at public appearances, or fiery denunciations through the media, new and old?
    If it wasn’t for their hypocrisy, they wouldn’t believe in anything at all.

    AD (93d2f0)

  6. Shep comes across as quite the nutbag on that vid – and that’s by no means the first time he’s gone off half – cocked.

    Dmac (1ddf7e)

  7. Fox had Tina Brown on with one of those panels they do. For once I agreed with her; she said that incident with Miss California will make her career. She will do far better now than if she had kept her head down and won.

    The F 22 is still not my choice in DoD funding. I know it’s sexy but manned fighters are over. It’s actually a potential UAV because its performance envelope exceeds the tolerance of a human pilot. We might yet see a F 22D with no pilot.

    If you followed that link, there was some reminiscing about the B 52. Personally, I think they should reopen the B 52 production line and build another 200 to 300 of them. There will never be a better heavy bomber. With the JDAMs and the other stand off munitions we have, the B 52 can perform well until mid century.

    MIke K (8df289)

  8. Feck that c*nt Shep Smith. Hot Air has it right. If we are attacked and it could have been prevented by “torture” Obama will pay a political price. Let’s get this straight, one assclown murderous scumwad was waterboarded and gave up info about the LA bomb plot and pussies Smith, Power Thighs Sullivan and various other libtards think the poor al quaeda dude should never have faced coercive technigues???
    I hear intelligence assets are doubtful about doling out info now. Looks like Obama’s minions will outdo Carter’s idiot Frank Church in eviserating out capabilities to prevent future attacks. Yeah, my heart cries for those unfortunate Iraqis who had panties over their heads and fake menstrual blood on them. Boo friggin’ hoo. From 911 on, no domestic attacks under the Bush administration? Of course W did nada about all the sedition emanating from his own CIA. Thousands of US military trainees have been waterboarded and the trolls here think it is too extreme for people who cut off heads and blow up innocents?

    aoibhneas (0c6cfc)

  9. If I recall correctly Obama said we should or he would invade Pakistan to hunt Osama, but with nukes at stake he sends Hillary to scold?

    Not good.

    Maybe they are busy planning what power they can get away with seizing after the next strike here. Does anyone think we would have had the 2000 elections if 9/11 had happened a year earlier?

    Machinist (c5fc28)

  10. Rather than a confused Larry King, I saw him as manipulatively leading and exploiting an immature young man clearly out of his element. What a sleazy shriveled up little bug Larry King is. Levi Johnston has a whole lot of growing up to do but Larry King should have already done that.

    And what a shame that Miss California wasn’t shrewd enough to preface her answer with, I am in complete agreement with my President on this question….

    Dana (d08a3a)

  11. I totally agree with Tina Brown that Miss California’s answer and stiff spine will help her career ten thousand times more than capitulating to the forces of the Khweer Rouge would have. However, I hope that that isn’t being offered as some kind of excuse for subjecting her to such distasteful, dangerous, and un-American treatment. No one should have to take a loyalty oath to leftism in order to win a beauty contest–much less anything else–but that’s the first place those jackbooted stormtroopers go every time they’re let off their leashes.

    danebramage (700c93)

  12. As I noted yesterday, I would have told Perez that “I share the exact same position as our dirty little socialist President, in that my religion informs my politics”.

    JD (f8b50e)

  13. No, that would be a lie, and we prize honesty in these things,which really has no basis, on any of Obama’s previous statements. Much like the tax cut for the 95% of the population, which will be countered by cap and trade and other idiocies. When he said he would bankrupt coal companies, he would stand with the muslims, in a dark time. His record on gun control issues in Chicago. His statement in the Chicago reader, on the week of 9/11 saying he wanted to understand those who hated us, not attack their sanctuaries in Afghanistan or Iraq. His point about pregnancy being a burden, echoed by his head of the OLC.
    Funny I do recall there was someone who did peg him exactly right, but the media deemed that her
    statements were not only worthy of comment, but
    actually inciting violence. There have been others in the media, who looked at his record, and his plans, and saw there was no way his successes could be good for the country, yet it was regarded as alarmist, for the subject was essentially a ‘good man’ For whom, Chavez, the Castro Bros, Kim Jon Il, Ahmadinejad, the Chinese
    gerontocrats (although at this point, he doesn’t seem a particularly good bet.

    narciso (996c34)

  14. Summers must have been to a late Wednesday night White House party. Thursdays are not a good time for Administration officials.

    I think I can guess which day our enemies will choose to challenge us.

    Amphipolis (fdbc48)

  15. Remember this? Note the day of the week.

    Amphipolis (fdbc48)

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