"Gov. Scott Walker's dispute with Wisconsin's labor unions is making him unpopular with his constituents, who feel like he's attacking his own people. That's not good, because the only other guy doing that right now is Moammar Gadhafi." – Jay Leno
"Charlie Sheen said that he's now more popular than President Obama, at which point Mike Huckabee accused him of growing up in Kenya." – Jay Leno
"Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid now wants to outlaw prostitution. Let's make politicians illegal and keep the hookers. At least they're upfront about screwing you." – Jay Leno
"Jessica Simpson’s various product lines are expected to gross over a billion dollars this year. How embarrassing is this for President Obama, that Jessica Simpson has a better business plan than he does?" – Jay Leno
Peter King like to banty about the phrase that over 85% of mosques in America hold extremist beliefs and preach jihad. It's a phrase he picked up 11 years ago, he cannot tell you where he got it from or back it up with anything real, so he is beginning his hearings on a piece of fiction, the kind of statements that the planners of the GOP agenda like to throw out in public and see if it resonates, along with Obama is socialism and that he was born in Kenya or raised in Kenya, or has Kenya on his mind...
But time is against them. Unless they get more ammunition, and humanitarian aid like food for the areas they do hold, their coalition will break apart with feuding and being ground down by Qaddafi's forces. Britiain, France, Germany, and the US all have the same trepidation, the reaction of everyone in the area if they do step in and help, with the possibiliy of being dragged into something that could last longer than a couple more weeks.
The rebel leaders are up against the wall - as reported in the NY Times: “Instead of worrying about establishing a transitional government, all we worry about are the needs — security, what people require, where the uprising is going. Things are moving too fast.”
“This is all that’s left,” he said, lifting his cellphone, “and we can only receive calls.”
The question of the opposition’s capabilities is likely to prove decisive to the fate of the rebellion, which appears outmatched by government forces and troubled by tribal divisions that the government, reverting to form, has sought to exploit. Rebel forces are fired more by enthusiasm than experience. The political leadership has virtually begged the international community to recognize it, but it has yet to marshal opposition forces abroad or impose its authority in regions it nominally controls."
Depending on the way things turn out in Libya, I can see the next breed of car commercials by Land Rover and Toyota, the next time you are thinking of over-throwing an oppressive government, think Toyota ... or Land Rover, battle tested in the deserts of Libya, the choice of freedom lovers everywhere... I want to be paid for these ideas, you guys, I'm not flipping them out there just for the fun of it...
"They say that patriotism is the last refuge to which a scoundrel clings."
Here's a link to TPM and their story and video of Newt Gingrich lieing his face off on the Christian Broadcasting Network, saying that the reason he strayed and had affairs and did evil things, was because he loves this country too much!
"And as Gingrich told it, he sought God's forgiveness -- and as for the events themselves, they were driven by how hard he was working and his great passion for America.
"There's no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked far too hard and things happened in my life that were not appropriate," said Gingrich. "And what I can tell you is that when I did things that were wrong, I wasn't trapped in situation ethics, I was doing things that were wrong, and yet, I was doing them.
"I found that I felt compelled to seek God's forgiveness. Not God's understanding, but God's forgiveness. I do believe in a forgiving God. And I think most people, deep down in their hearts hope there's a forgiving God. Somebody once said that when we're young, we seek justice, but as we get older, we seek mercy. There's something to that, I think."
There's not much else you can say about Newt, other than he is a total hypocrite, trying to sell you items that are past their due date, and are beginning to stink. another reader of TPM researched and found this other quote of Samuel Johnson, which is not only appropriate here, but applies to the slimy Peter King, as well:
"A man sometimes starts up a patriot, only by disseminating discontent, and propagating reports of secret influence, of dangerous counsels, of violated rights, and encroaching usurpation. This practice is no certain note of patriotism. To instigate the populace with rage beyond the provocation, is to suspend publick happiness, if not to destroy it. He is no lover of his country, that unnecessarily disturbs its peace."