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Pro-capitalist rally…

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You won’t see this reported in US media — the anarchists and anti-capitalists breaking things in London are already getting lots of face time and ink.

But a peaceful demonstration for capitalism? T Centre Right blog has details and photos.

I just wish Tim had gotten pictures of the 2 signs portraying Obama as the devil!

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April 1, 2009 at 6:58 pm

Gift gaffes continue…

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It’s being reported that His Oneness gave Her Majesty an iPod , and  a rare songbook signed by Richard Rodgers.    This is what  “weeks of effort”  produces?

In the most technologically savvy administration ever in the history of the universe is there not one nerd who could use a search engine to discover that the Queen of England got an iPod in 2005?

Toby Harden has more, here.

UPDATE:    I’ve just seen video of the Obamas meeting Queen Elizabeth.    His Oneness used both hands to shake Her Majesty’s —  that is a royal no-no.    If an old Southerner knows better, why doesn’t the super-cool brilliant guy from Chicago either know,  or be competent to employ someone who might possibly have a clue?

Jake Tapper says the ipod had various video uploads of Her Majesty’s visits to the States, plus some Obama speeches.

I note that the silver-framed photograph of the Queen and her husband is one of their standard diplomatic gifts.

UPDATE:    And now Her First Ladyness has put her arm round the Queen,  another error,  which the Palace is downplaying as simply a spontaneous moment of warmth which the Queen reciprocated.

The American press is swooning at the wonder of it all,  just as they did when Pres. George Bush winked at Her Majesty during a speech.  Oh, wait  — they attacked him as an uncouth lout, didn’t they?    Never mind — the Obamas can do no wrong because they AREN’T GEORGE BUSH!

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April 1, 2009 at 6:49 pm

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Apologies to A.I.G….

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This guy gets it — all of it.

According to Jack Fowler at The Corner at National Review Online:

“By the way, the ad writer/funder doesn’t seem to be an AIG refugee but  ‘a small business owner who started my career 52 years ago with nothing but a $500 used car loan and a pop up toaster and proudly, as part of Corporate America, created jobs around the world and wealth for my family.’”

Wouldn’t you like to replace 99% of all politicians with clones of this guy?

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April 1, 2009 at 4:33 pm

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Now that I’ve driven you mad…

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Stressed out by the insane fiscal policies of His Oneness?    Not to worry, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration,  an agency under HUD,   is here to help.

It may help to know that SAMHSA’s motto is “A Life in the Community for Everyone”,  which sounds just like something out of Soviet Russia, doesn’t it?

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April 1, 2009 at 2:55 pm