Obama Watch: New Column on HumanEvents.com

Written by Lotus on Wednesday, 25 of June , 2008 at 6:02 pm

LOTUS is now doing a weekly “Obama Watch” column on HumanEvents.com.  This week’s column is “Change Obama Can’t Afford”:

Last week Senator Barack Obama announced that he is opting out of the public financing system and spending limits and instead relying on private donations. He gave a litany of phony reasons and mischaracterizations of the financial picture on both sides.

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This week’s column — Goodnight Moonbat

Written by Lotus on Thursday, 19 of June , 2008 at 7:53 pm

There are thousands of authors that would sell their souls for a positive 500-word New York Times review of their book. No doubt that many of these authors have groundbreaking books on important issues. Putting those aside, last Sunday the Times featured a children’s book that blatantly copies the classic Goodnight Moon. Its purpose is bashing the Bush Administration, natch.

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Hugo Chavez Democrats’ Systematic Removal of Conservatives

Written by Lotus on Wednesday, 12 of December , 2007 at 9:17 pm

In Godless Ann Coulter wrote, “Liberals are perennially enraged that Republicans are allowed to talk back.” As such, this has spawned “Hugo Chavez Democrats” that make it their life’s work to get conservatives blacklisted from the media.  The Left’s perpetual whining is usually funny, but not so much when the spineless surrender to them.

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Take the Liberal Hollywood Writers — Please!

Written by Lotus on Monday, 3 of December , 2007 at 8:35 pm

Negotiations between Hollywood writers and their employers have been at a standstill for several weeks. The writers’ strike won’t affect most prime-time programs for some time since studios have enough material in the hopper to get them through the season. The strike has, however, affected daily shows like The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Show with David Letterman. It should be noted that Late Night with Conan O’Brien is one of the few programs paying its support staff while the Writers’ Guild haggles over their right to first class airfare. (See Jennsylvania.com for a succinct viewpoint from a working-class writer.)

The strike has led the programs of media darlings Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to rely on reruns. Given that they have cable shows with mediocre ratings by prime-time standards, it’s peculiar that they would be mentioned in nearly every article about the writers’ strike. The fact that they use writers should come as a shock to many people since we have to endure the mainstream media’s multiple orgasms over the brilliance of Stewart and Colbert. Perhaps the real writers are on to something. If I were one of them, I would strike, too.

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Progressives Agree: “God’s Chosen People” Are Racist

Written by Lotus on Monday, 15 of October , 2007 at 10:05 am

Following the outrage over Ann Coulter’s interview with CNBC’s Donny Deutsch, members of the media used it as an opportunity to tell the American people that they should be offended by her restatement of Christian doctrine and the New Testament.

Given that there are billions of people of all denominations who believe their religion to be the path to salvation, it’s not much of a stretch for those religions to cite their virtues over those of other religions.

Coulter said, “That is what Christians consider themselves, perfected Jews.” Let’s apply the media’s hysteria about “perfected Jews” to another religious tenet. The following is a satirical illustration of the use of the term “God’s chosen people.” None of the quotes are made up, but perhaps they give a more honest view of how “progressives” feel about Judaism.

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Elizabeth Edwards Joyfully Sends Campaign Into Oblivion

Written by Lotus on Thursday, 11 of October , 2007 at 9:13 am

Elizabeth Edwards sure has been feisty lately! I’m starting to think she’s auditioning for a seat on The View. Doesn’t she know all the seats have been filled? If Mrs. Edwards wears the pants in that marriage, I hope there’s a good return policy.

A recent fawning profile in Time magazine was more uncomfortable than Al and Tipper Gore’s infamous kiss.

[John] and Elizabeth fall into a little routine onstage—she’s the smart, gabby wife, he’s the exasperated but loving husband—and when she interrupts him by mopping up some water that has spilled at his feet, he pretends to get mad. “Quit frettin’ about it! Y’all stop messin’ around and listen!’ People laugh—husbands nudge their wives…

Um, yeah, husbands were nudging their wives because of Edwards’ unintentional impression of “Mammy” from Gone with the Wind.  

The rest of my column this week is here.

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Liberals Beware: Coulter’s Latest Book is Offensive… and Hilarious!

Written by Lotus on Tuesday, 2 of October , 2007 at 10:40 am

Best-selling author Ann Coulter has been reducing liberals to “sputtering rage” for nearly a decade. During that time, the Left has hopefully, but inaccurately, declared the end of her career more a dozen times. In Coulter’s new book, If Democrats Had Any Brains, They’d Be Republicans, she writes, “Uttering lines that send liberals into paroxysms of rage, otherwise known as ‘citing facts,’ is the spice of life. When I see the hot spittle flying from their mouths and the veins bulging and pulsing above their eyes, well, that’s when I feel truly alive.”

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Columbia and Ahmadinejad: The New Woodward and Bernstein

Written by Lotus on Monday, 24 of September , 2007 at 12:23 pm

This week the once-esteemed Columbia University will host another speaker in its on-going “Conversations with Islamo-Fascists” series. I can hear the speaker’s introduction music now:

You can reach me by caravan,
Cross the desert like an Arab man
I don’t care how you get here,
Just get here if you can

This is the second time that Columbia University has invited Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak on their campus. His first speech was canceled because of security concerns. No, not security concerns over inviting a terrorist to an American university, but concerns that they couldn’t guarantee the safety of the terrorist.

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