Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Raising Money

Thoughts on deficit reduction:

We should allow corporate sponsorships of Senate hearings. For example, for the Lady Kaga confirmation hearing, there should be a voice over stating "Elena Kagan's wardrobe provided by Today's Man."

They Go Gaga Over Kaga

Remember that Chris Farley bit on Saturday Night Live when he would interview celebrities that he idolized? He would fawn all over them. It went like this:

Chris Farley: You remember when you were with the Beatles?
Paul McCartney: Yes.
Chris Farley: That was awesome.

I was reminded of this watching the Senate Democrats questioning Kagan during her/his confirmation hearings.

Schumer: Remember when you kicked the military off campus?
Kagan: Yeah.
Schumer: That was awesome.


Check out the post below by a black writer who just finished reading U.S. Grant's memoir. He makes some excellent observations:


Look-A-Likes: Mama Cass & Kagan

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Russian Error

The Russians made a crucial mistake with these spies. They should have set them up as ACORN employees, that way, they would have been assured of getting everything they would have ever needed from the Obama Administration.

Why Spy?

Thoughts on the Russian spy case:

Why do they need to spy? Obama gives them everything they want already. They could have filled out a Freedom of Information Request for enriched uranium and Obama would have handed over the keys to the store.

A Shorter Trip

After losing in the World Cup, the Mexican team decided to save time and money for all those involved so they flew directly to Arizona.

Everybody Jump In!

Today was opening day for the New York City public pools. Baldman went to the Red Hook Pool opening and stayed under water in an attempt to drown out the horribly sounding upper West Side accent of Elena Kagan. In all seriousness, the NYC public pools are impeccably run when compared to the 1970's. Below is a posting we put on the Stoop last year regarding how the city gets this right:

Shouts From The Stoop: In Praise of Public Pools

Monday, June 28, 2010

Call to Arms

With the Supreme Court deciding today that the right to bear arms is guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment, it reminded me of a great story:
The great G. Gordon Liddy was on Howard Stern a while back. (Howard is tight with Liddy, he even gets to call him "G.") Howard always tries to get Liddy to talk about the types of covert shit he was involved in. Once Howard asked Liddy how many guns he owns. Liddy's modest reply:

"Howard I am a convicted felon. Therefore, I am not allowed to own any firearms. However, Mrs. Liddy owns 40 guns."

Bang Bang

The Supreme Court decided today that the 2nd Amendment guarantees- at the very least- Americans the right to bear arms in their homes. It was a 5-4 decision with the usual four rats dissenting: Stevens/Ginsburg/Sotomayor/Breyer.

But their dissents were for different reasons:

Stevens, said that when he first came on the Court 100 years ago, there were no handguns, so he would limit the 2nd Amendment to the right to own a musket in a log cabin.

Ginsburg said that the 2nd Amendment guarantees Americans the right to fire shots into the air in celebration at gay weddings.

The self-proclaimed wise one, Sotomayor got mixed up a little,- as usual- and said that the right to bear arms means citizens have a fundamental right to wear short-sleeved shirts. (Side note: she is also a huge Chicago Bares fan.)

And Breyer, bless his liberal heart, wanted to show that he is open-minded when it comes to the 2nd Amendment, and agreed with all three of his fellow dissenters, namely, you have the right to wear a short-sleeved shirt at a gay wedding held in a log cabin, and while on the premises, you can fire a musket into the air.

That's all.

The Slimes

I just read the New York Slimes story on the death of that liberal lion Senator Byrd. I read it not to learn about Byrd, or his life and death or anything like that. I read it to see how long it would take them to mention that minor little detail about Byrdbrain being in the KKK. The paper of record finally got around to mentioning it in PARAGRAPH 15.

When Strom Thurmond died, -who never was in the KKK by the way- the lead paragraph was "The slave-owning segregationist, black hater died today."

Check out this letter that Byrd wrote regarding integrating the military:

"I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side... Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds."

— Robert C. Byrd, in a letter to Sen. Theodore Bilbo (D-MS)

Somehow that did not make it into the Slimes either.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Bye Bye Byrdie

News Item:

Senator Robert C. Byrd, the longest-serving senator in United States history, is “seriously ill,” his office announced Sunday afternoon.

As soon as he dies, look for white sheet manufacturers in West Virginia to file for bankruptcy.

Teddy Will Have Company in Hell

Former Klansman Robert Byrd, the longest serving liberal in the Senate, is reportedly near death. When he dies, the plan is to take the white sheet covering his head and extend it over his dead carcass. In the meantime, his supporters are holding a vigil outside the hospital by burning crosses in his honor.

We Know What She Will Do

The Elena Kagan ("Lady Kaga") confirmation hearings begin this week. Check on the New York Times below, trying to present her judicial philosophy as unknowable:

But while Ms. Kagan’s biography may be clear, her judicial philosophy is not. She has never been a judge,..... experts said senators had few clues to her judicial philosophy, a subject that will be ripe for exploration when the hearings begin.

Her judicial philosophy is not clear? Let's connect the bread crumbs:

Raised on the Upper West Side

Parents were progressive/socialists communists

Went to Harvard

Wrote her thesis on Socialism in NYC during the 1930's (The paper was probably entitled "The Good Old Days")

Clerked for Thurgood Marshall

Press Secretary for liberal witch Liz Holtzman

Worked for Bill Clinton

Dean at Harvard

Threw the military off campus

Solicitor General for El- Comandante Obama

That is a real blank slate we are working off of- right? If you had to build a super liberal using stem cell research, you could not come up with the DNA to match Lady Kaga's resume.

OJ left less clues than Lady Kaga. And The Times expects people to believe that there are few clues to her judicial philosophy?

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Band

The concert scheduled for Prospect Park Thursday night was cancelled because the band is from Cuba and could not receive their visas in time. In the past, the United States would not give visas to Cuban artists. The reason: all Cubans (except Mark Cuban) are considered state employees, so the money they earn goes right into Castro's pocket. Obama-what a shock- changed that policy, so Castro becomes the one person benefiting from this economy.

The word from the Stoop is once the Cuban band cancelled, the Prospect Park organizers tried to book the North Korean Symphony to take its place.

Friday, June 25, 2010

One Year Later...

In honor of the one year anniversary of Michael Jackson's death, NAMBLA is flying its flag at half mast.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Quote of the Day

Ann Coulter:

As Stan Evans says, whatever liberals disapprove of, they want banned (smoking, guns, practicing Christianity, ROTC, the Pledge of Allegiance) and whatever they approve of, they make mandatory (abortion-on-demand, gay marriage, pornography, condom distribution in public schools, screenings of "An Inconvenient Truth").

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Thin-Skinned Presidency

Thoughts on McChrystal:

General McChrystal's job was to kill people who want to kill you. And he was great at it. And he had to do it with a rules of engagement handbook written by ACLU lawyers. Never forget that this is a great man we are talking about.

Obama's sacking of McChrystal shows how petty and thin-skinned he really is. When you combine that with Obama's natural animus for the military-McChrytal did not have a chance.

It also is a strong indication on how insecure Obama really is. He knows he is in over his head. He knows that before 2008, he never held a job in his life before where he was in charge of ANYTHING. He wakes up every day hoping that he won't be found out.

And because he is so insecure he overcompensates by asserting authority in cases like this. We get it. He is the president. He can fire generals.

A confident president would laugh off a dopey article that appeared in an even dopier magazine. A confident president would look at McChrystal and ask: "Is he doing a good job?" A confident president puts the country's interests first.

But we have Obama-and we no longer have McChrystal.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Piece of Garbage

Fifteen years ago Baldman received a call from Stoop contributor Robbie. "I can't be certain" he said, "but I am pretty sure he is burning in hell right now." I asked him who he was referring too. "William Kunstler" he replied. And that is how I found out Kunstler had died. We both high-fived at the welcomed news.

William Kunstler. If I had to make a list of the worst of the worst, the absolute bottom of the barrel, filthy, subversive, radical anti-American vermin who have lived during my lifetime, William Kunstler would be at the top of that list.

I mention this piece of shit because PBS is showing a documentary on Kunstler -made by his daughters -tonight at 10 pm.

Apparently his daughters are cut from the same filthy cloth. Check out his daughter in this week's New Yorker describing an interview Kunstler gave regarding the Black Panthers:

This piece of footage brought home to us what our father meant when he taught us that all white people are racist,” she said.

Speak for yourself honey.

Where a Loss is a Win

Portugal routed North Korea 7-0 in the World Cup. But somehow on North Korean television, the result was shown as a 7-0 victory for North Korea. Not for nothing, shouldn't North Korea be good at soccer? I mean, you ever see that footage of their soldiers marching, they way they do that high kick?

Times Have Changed

The Yankees have announced that Phil Hughes will skip his next start because they are concerned that he is pitching too many innings. The guy is on the roll of his life (10-1) and they are sitting him down. The babying of the modern arm is mind-boggling when compared to the recent past.

Consider Catfish Hunter. When the Yankees signed him as a free agent in 1975, he made 39 starts. He completed 30 of them. In fact, he was just 23 innings short of pitching every inning of every game he started that year.

Monday, June 21, 2010

A Victory

From the New York Slimes:

In a case pitting free speech against national security, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld a federal law that makes it a crime to provide “material support” to foreign terrorist organizations, even if the help takes the form of training for peacefully resolving conflicts.

The Court rejected the ACLU's position that since the Times Square Bomber used a solar powered car, the bombs that were in the car should not be admitted into evidence.

Border Wars

Obama calls Kyl a liar:

The President didn’t say that and Senator Kyl knows it," White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer told ABC News. "There are more resources dedicated toward border security today than ever before, but, as the President has made clear, truly securing the border will require a comprehensive solution to our broken immigration system.”

Some thoughts:

1) I never ever want to hear the word "comprehensive" again from this cabal again. They say it more often than Ed McMahon said "Here's Johnny." Enough.

2) Why does "truly securing the border" require anything else than securing the border? Can you imagine if Bloomberg said that he would refuse to enforce assault & battery laws until the New York passed his no smoking in public places law? One has NOTHING to do with the other. In the words of Phil Leotardo, "It's apples & bowling balls."

Obama to Kyl: Fuck The Border

Arizona Senator Jon Kyl is one of the few people we can trust in government. Listen to him tell how he met with Obama to talk about securing the border and Obama's response: I will not do so until I get Amnesty for illegal aliens. He knows the border security is horrendous, he knows it's his obligation to secure it-and he is intentionally not performing his job as commandeer in chief.

What a disgraceful man.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Tie Them Up

The U.S. "battled" Slovenia to a tie in the World Cup. Slovenia-isn't that an electronics corporation? Don't they make color television sets? Who do we play next, PC Richards?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

I See OJ.....

It was 16 years ago today that the whole nation was riveted by the OJ car chase. Remember how they preempted the Knick-Rocket NBA Finals to show it? Anyway, the best think to come out of the network coverage was the greatest prank phone call ever made. Of course, it was made by a Howard Stern fan calling Peter Jennings. Given the magnitude-the whole nation was watching-the fact that this guy got through and was able to pull it off was amazing. The call revealed: (1) the TV networks could give a shit about the accuracy of their sources; (2) Peter Jennings was a empty suit. The prankster made the call because he was mad that they cut away from the NBA Finals. In a matter of moments, he convinced ABC to put him on the air. To this day, the prankster has never attempted another phony phone call. He rightfully determined that he could never top the call below:

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Kagan Is Unfit For Service

Senator Sessions today kicked facts on Lady Kaga's disgraceful record of barring military recruiters from the Harvard Campus when she was Dean. It violated the law, and was particularly disgraceful at a time when we were/are fighting two wars. Sessions rightfully points out that while she shut the schoolhouse door to our military, she opened it wide to the Saudi Royal family which donated $20 to Harvard for Islamic studies under Kagan's watch. Now under Islamic law, homosexuality is punishable by death. And Kagan was fine with taking money from sponsors of that law. But our military-she had a moral objection to? "Don't Ask Don't Tell" she finds morally repugnant but taking cash to teach Sharia law is acceptable? The bottom line for Kagan and the rest of the extreme left is they will always find common ground in their distain for the military. Every whacked- out leftist group hates the military. And the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" barring from campus was just a pretext they used to mask the hostility they have for our people in uniform.

Here are some excerpts from Sessions excellent commentary followed by the video:

When Ms. Kagan became Dean in 2003 she inherited a policy of full, equal access for the military. But she reversed that policy in clear, open defiance of federal law.

She kicked the military out of the campus recruitment office as our troops at that very moment risked their lives in two wars overseas.

Some have recently attempted to defend Ms. Kagan’s conduct by arguing that she deigned to speak with student veterans, to discuss whether they would coordinate a sort of second-class system for the recruiters who had been coming on campus.

This all happened after she had defied the law and shut down those official channels of the campus recruiting office.

But the Harvard Student Veterans Association plainly expressed to Ms. Kagan, in a letter to the entire law school, that they lacked the resources to take the place of the campus office now closed to the military.

That letter reads in part:

“Given our tiny membership, meager budget, and lack of any office space, we possess neither the time nor the resources to routinely schedule campus rooms or advertise extensively for outside organizations, as is the norm for most recruiting events.”

But Ms. Kagan was unmoved. Instead of welcoming the military recruiters on campus, she punished them and relegated them to second-class status…

On the Saudi connection at Harvard:
Around the same time Ms. Kagan was campaigning to exclude military recruiters—citing what she saw as the evils of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell—Harvard University accepted $20 million from a member of the Saudi Royal family to establish a center for Islamic Studies in his honor.

A recent Obama State Department report concerning Saudi Arabia and Islamic Shari’a law noted that:

“Under Shari’a as interpreted in [Saudi Arabia] sexual activity between two persons of the same gender is punishable by death or flogging.”

Ms. Kagan was perfectly willing to obstruct the U.S. military—which has liberated countless Muslims from the hate and tyranny of Saddam Hussein and the Taliban.

But it seems she sat on the sidelines as Harvard created an Islamic Studies Center funded by—and dedicated to—foreign leaders presiding over a legal system that violates what would appear to be her position.

Random Shouts

Enough with these horns blasting away at the World Cup. It sounds like Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve on steroids....

To Support the Arizona immigration law, Dennis Miller is giving out tickets to Diamondback games to his radio callers....

Obama wants BP to put $20 billion into escrow. Does BP get to deduct the $4 million they gave to Obama from that amount?

One of the greatest things Reagan ever did that no one ever talks about was to fire the air traffic controllers....

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

It's Time For Weiner To Go

Years ago, Brooklyn-born writers Pete Hamill and Jack Newfield decided to list the three most evil people of the 20th Century. They each scribbled down three names, and compared lists. Each list had the same three names: Hitler, Stalin & Walter O'Malley- the man who moved the beloved Dodgers from Brooklyn to Los Angeles.

If someone asked me to play a modern version of the game, and list the three worst members of Congress, I would scribble the name "Anthony Weiner" three times.

And I know I'm not alone.

And the time has come to add him to the growing unemployment line-or let him become a census worker where he could do far less harm to the country.

And the guy to do it is Bob Turner, who is running against Weiner for the right to represent the people of the 9th Congressional District, which comprises working class neighborhoods in Brooklyn & Queens.

Turner is the anti-Weiner:

He is a retired businessman who has never ran for political office before. Like hundreds of other first time 2010 office seekers, he is motivated by a desire to rid the House of irresponsible representatives like Weiner, who are leading this country to economic ruin.

The massive spending, the federal takeover of private industries and the saddling of future generations of Americans with massive debt have all occurred because Congressman Weiner and his cabal have forced their agenda on an America that has told them loud and clear that they don't want it.

But did Weiner hear them? Of course not. He was too busy flying out to Hollywood yucking it up on Bill Maher.

Think about this: in less than 2 years, the federal government has grown by 30%. And if Weiner had his way-it would have been more. Much more. Because incredibly, the man is to the left of Obama. I say that because Weiner is on the record for saying that Obama Care-the biggest entitlement program since FDR-does not go far enough. Give Weiner a magic wand and we would have single payer health care. With the federal government making all of your medical decisions. No private insurance at all. And Weiner becoming a hero to the MSNBC crowd.

Remember I said Turner was the anti-Weiner? While Weiner wants to extend Obama Care, Turner wants to eliminate it root & branch. None of this nibble around the edges from Bob Turner.

And that is the type of politician that appeals to the Stoop.

Now I know you say getting a Republican elected in New York City is impossible.

But is it really? David Dinkins was such a colossal failure, the people of the New York have not elected a Democrat for mayor since 1989.

And when you look at Weiner's District, it covers neighborhoods like Howard Beach, Mill Basin & Marine Park. There's no Park Slope or Brooklyn Heights when you look at a map of the 9th District.

The voters in Weiner's district have much more in common with the typical Staten Island voter than say, the East Village "vote early & often" crowd that Weiner caters to.

Weiner is such a divisive figure, a couple of years ago a school teacher was on the ballot- and without even campaigning- he received nearly 40% of the vote.

So it could happen. And with anti-incumbent fever in the air, there is recent evidence that shows Weiner is feeling the heat.

Did you see that embarrassing stunt he pulled with a goat last Friday? He trotted out a goat and called a press conference to show that the government spends $ 1 million a year on goat mohair subsidies, and how wasteful that is, and of course he is against it, and that shows how careful he is with the taxpayer's money.

Think about what contempt and what low regard this man has for the intelligence of the people he was elected to serve. Weiner knows that the massive spending that this Congress has engaged in is resulting in blow back for liberal politicians nationwide. So he uses a farm animal in an attempt to hoodwink the voters into thinking that he is a fiscally prudent member of Congress?

What leadership that shows. A Congressman representing Brooklyn and Queens has taken a hard stance- against goat farmers. We may have to update John Kennedy's Profiles In Courage to include Weiner's brave fight.

If the libs could lose Ted Kennedy's seat, and Chris Christie could win in New Jersey, why can't New York force Anthony Weiner to get the first private sector job of his life?

Turner for Congress.

The Good Scout

The Stoop has obtained secret scouting reports on teams in the World Cup. Because Baldman is a good global citizen, the report must be shared with the world community. Here goes:

Japan- they are known to attack the goal early, even before the game begins.

Germany-after beating a team, they go on to conquer other teams that are not even on their schedule.

France- has difficulty defending their own goal, and when the pressure is on, will ask for other teams to defend it for them.

Mexico- constantly goes over the line, with no regard for the rules.

Monday, June 14, 2010

No Winners, No Losers, & A Lot of Time Off.

The USA & England played in the World Cup. After a couple of hours of running around, there were no winners or losers. After that "hard fought" draw-both teams have a week off before the next game. Let's see: no accountability, no individual assessment, and lots of time off-is this the World Cup-or the Teacher's Union?

Obama should order the Americans back home to work a 9-5 between games.

Same Old Story

I just saw some video of BP gas station protesters, and I had the thought: "Haven't I seen these people before?" You could copy and paste every left wing protest of the last 40 years, and you would not be able to tell the difference between them and the BP protesters. Will they ever update their tired act?

Sunday, June 13, 2010

More Power...

From the NYT's a few minutes ago:

WASHINGTON — President Obama for the first time will address the nation about the ongoing oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday night and outline his plans to legally force BP executives to create an escrow account reserving billions of dollars to compensate businesses and individuals if the company does not do so on its own, a senior administration official said on Sunday.

The president will use his legal authority to compel them,” said Robert Gibbs, the White House spokesman.

What legal authority would that be? Every time the President or the Congress does something, the first question has to be WHERE DO THEY GET THE AUTHORITY TO DO SO?

The powers they have are enumerated.

How can the president legally order BP to put a dime into escrow for victims? He ask ask them to do so, yell at them, threaten them-but by what authority can he order them?

Any person/entity that has suffered damages from the oil spill has the right to bring BP to court to address their claims.

How can the President circumvent this process?

The fact that the spill is monumental, historic and tragic does not mean that the powers of the executive branch are extended to compel companies to set aside billions of dollars by presidential proclamation.

Apparently, the Obama cabal/regime wants to model the fund on the 9/11 victims fund. But there is a huge difference. The 9/11 fund was mostly government funded, and its primary purpose was to compensate victims & to preserve the airline industry.

In the BP matter, it's just the opposite, they are not looking to preserve an industry-they want to destroy it.

Let's see Obama's rationalization.... which will be nationalization.

Look-A-Likes Elena Kagan ("Lady Kaga") & Fred Flintstone

Friday, June 11, 2010

The World Cup: A Mango Tree Does Not Grow In Brooklyn

In 1975, the President of the United States, Gerald Ford announced a major initiative. The time had come, he told us, to get with the rest of the world and use the metric system. The whole country rallied behind the president. Every school created lesson plans, teachers were excited, children were enthused. For those old enough to remember, this was a big deal.

And then we tried it. We really tried it. And after three months the WHOLE Country said "NO". We threw all those lesson plans in the garbage. We just did not want to do it.

Every time someone tries to sell me on soccer, and how America is finally going to get with the rest of the world, I think back to the metric system fiasco.

It ain't happening folks. It ain't happening because it would have happened by now if it was gonna happen at all.

Nothing seems more forced than this enthusiasm that "some" people in America show for soccer.

As a whole, they are door to door salesmen, and America has shut its door in their face.

Get it away from me.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

There's a Thin Line Between...

The great talk radio caller Jimmy from Brooklyn was on Michael Savage the other day talking about the damage progressives are doing to this country. At one point Savage said: "I laugh at them Jimmy. I laugh at them because I hate their guts."


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Obama's Favorite Baseball Player

Stoop Flicks

Chris Christie is so great-someone should make a movie about him. Hey, if Hollywood wants to make Che Guevara and Harvey Milk cinematic heroes, than we need to put Christie's story on the big screen. Let Limbaugh & Hannity produce it. Here is what the Stoop envisions: Remember that movie Lean On Me? Where Joe Clark become the principal of that fu*ked up public school in Jersey and turned it around by being a tough-minded no nonsense disciplinarian?

We take the premise of that movie and apply it to Jersey as a whole. The whole state is like that public school: bloated, out of control with no discipline, skyrocketing taxes, and a dwindling job base. And then we have Christie take over like Joe Clark, taking on all the liberal special interests groups-especially the most powerful of them all-the Teacher's Union. I have the perfect guy to play Christie: James Gandolfini. He is Jersey to the core, and can channel Christie's appeal on the big screen.

Nothing To Celebrate

Tonight is the opening night of the annual Celebrate Brooklyn Concert Series in Prospect Park. Once again, the organizers try so hard to be eclectic, hip & diverse that the lineup is more unrecognizable than the 2009 Mets.

The headliner tonight is Norah Jones. I know the progressive thing to say is she is very talented and I have her on my Ipod when I go to the Food Coop-but the truth is she is garbage.

The Coney Island & Wingate Park concerts will be announced soon. The Stoop will compare and contrast those lineups with Prospect Park when it's announced.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Day 50

Matt Lauer to Obama: Have you spoken to BP President Tony Hayward?

"I have not spoken to him directly," he told Lauer. "Here's the reason. Because my experience is, when you talk to a guy like a BP CEO, he's gonna say all the right things to me. I'm not interested in words. I'm interested in actions."

This was today-day 50 of the biggest environmental disaster in U.S. history. And the president of the United States still has not picked up the phone and talked to the BP CEO?

First, Lauer dropped the ball by stating Hayard's name in his question. If he asked him who the BP CEO was, Obama would have stammered like Ralph Kramden on the $99,000 Question trying to come up with the composer of "Swanee River". And that would have been that.

Next, what does Obama mean when he says "my experience is...."? This oil spill is an off the charts disaster. There is no similar experience in American history. So what does he mean that he knows through his experience that talking to the head of the COMPANY THAT CAUSED the disaster would not be helpful?

His experience in environmental cleanup consists of: (1) using paper towels to clean up after someone spilled a drink in Bill Ayers house; and (2) removing "Green" Czar Van Jones from the White House payroll.

Don't you think that Obama should have called Hayward to at least say: "Thanks for the $4 million you donated to my campaign, and oh yeah, if anyone asks, we can honestly say that we have talked since the spill."

Now to be fair, Obama has been a busy man since the poison was unleashed on the Gulf 50 days ago. Here is a partial list of people he has spoken in the last 50 days:

Derek Jeter
Marv Albert
Paul McCartney

He spoke to Jeter when he had the Yankees at the White House to celebrate their World Series win. To be fair, Obama asked Jeter his thoughts on BP, and Jeter said that batting practice is very important.

Bono told Obama that he knows how to stop the oil from spilling, but he will only provide the solution if the spill threatens Africa.

Obama was too busy giving McCartney an award for Bush-bashing to bring up BP , and his talk with Marv-WHILE THE OIL GUSHED-was about where the president wanted Lebron James to play next year. When Marv said that Lebron & Delonte West get along like oil & water nowadays, Obama said he did not want to talk about BP.

Clearly by now a pattern has emerged. The Obama presidency just can't stop anything or anybody. They can't stop the oil from gushing. They can't stop the flow of illegal aliens. And they can't stop the out of control deficit spending.

Asking Obama to stop any of the above would be like Doc Rivers asking Brian Scalabrine to stop Kobe.

By the way, we all know that if a Republican was President, by day 50 we already would have had Spike Lee-Michael Moore & Oliver Stone movies in the theaters and each would receive Oscar nominations.

Lee's movie: Bush purposely killed black people with Katrina, and next Republican President created the oil spill because he wanted black fishermen who survived Katrina to lose their livelihoods.

Moore's movie: He replaces the word "Haliburton" with "British Petroleum" from his previous movies and releases it as a sequel.

Stones movie: This never would have happened if Hugo Chavez was the U.S. President-and BP was involved in the JFK assassination.

There is one sure way to get Obama to get to use every available resource to stop this well from gushing-tell him the only copy of the health care bill is at the bottom of the ocean.

The man would move heaven & earth to save it.


When I heard that some old, washed up, should -have- quit -years ago loud mouth was fired, my first thought was "The Celtics cut Kevin Garnett during the Finals?"-but it turns out that it was Helen Thomas.

Why They Are Mad

Liberals are finally getting angry about the BP oil spill. The reason why? They heard the spill is making its way to Guantanamo Bay, which will constitute cruel and inhuman punishment of the terrorists being held-not to mention a violation of the Geneva Convention.

Monday, June 7, 2010

He's The One

Roman Catholic Canon Law requires bishops to submit their resignation to the pope once they reach age 75. The pope is free to accept or reject the resignation. When the great Cardinal O'Connor reached 75, he submitted his resignation to John Paul II. John Paul was asked if he would accept the resignation. The pope replied that he would never dream of replacing O'Connor-he wished he could appoint a John O'Connor in every Catholic Church throughout the world.

What John Paul felt about O'Connor is how Baldman feels about NJ governor Chris Christie: I wish we had a Chris Christie representing us in every elected office throughout this country.


Finally we have a politician who gets it. A man who understands that taxes and unions are out of control. That the spending has to stop. That you can't cut deals with liberals. That you fight-cause the fight is worth it. That you govern to do the right thing for the people. That you don't make nice with the liberal media-they are rats, and he knows it, so he brings his message directly to the people.

He is laying it all on the line in his fight with the Teacher's Union in New Jersey, and his message is resonating throughout the land.

He leads with his chin and his heart-and will not back down.

Check out how he breaks down the Teacher's Union & lets us know what they are really about: the accumulation of raw, unchecked power:

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Two More Are Coming....

Because John Wooden was such a national treasure, when I heard he was "gravely ill" my first thought was: "I hope three famous people die real quick so Coach Wooden could be spared." Because, if you believe that these things happen in groups of three, we were just coming off of two complete sets, which were:

Jose Lima
Gary Coleman
Dennis Hopper

Art Linkletter
Rue McClanahan
Ted Koppel's son


Forget the fact that he was the best coach who ever lived, and put aside that the man was a living saint, what I loved about John Wooden that has gone largely unreported was that he still referred to Kareem as "Lewis". Because he was so pure, and did not have a malicious bone in his body, he could call him "Lewis" and it did not seem like a dig, or a refusal to accept the new name or religion-it was just Wooden. Do you think anybody else could in 2010 call Kareem "Lewis" without it being a slight? No way, right?

Will Nails It

The George Will piece below is a must-read on the power the Teachers Union has over the U.S. Congress. The libs want to send $23 billion of our tax dollars to the states to ensure that teachers don't EVER get laid off in this historically bad economy. Liberal rat politicians are owned by the Teachers Union, and the end result is: (1) teachers can't be fired; (2) teachers can't be laid off; (3) teachers can't be held accountable for their performance; (4) teachers can't receive pay cuts-regardless of the economy; (5) teachers don't have to pay a dime for for their health care plans and (6) teachers get to retire young with full benefits-all on the public dime.

This has to stop or we are doomed.

George Will

It's Over, KG

Watching the NBA Finals, Kevin Garnett is so washed up, parents are telling their kids: "Don't forget to Kevin Garnett before you go to bed."

Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Greatest Has Passed

With the passing of John Wooden, the greatest coach in American history, I thought it would be appropriate to link a prior Stoop post on Bill Walton and the letter he wrote to Coach Wooden on his 99th birthday:

Grateful Red

Friday, June 4, 2010

Quote of the Day

Charles Krauthammer on Obama refusing to enforce our immigration laws:

There is something very odd about this. The executive is required under the constitution to execute the laws. We have laws about immigration. The government, by its own acknowledgment, has failed 10 million times to enforce it. (Since there are that many illegals in the United States.)

And now it says: We'll only enforce it if we get comprehensive reform, i.e., we are not going to enforce existing law until we get a change in the law or new law.

[But] you can't hold an existing law hostage — [hold up] enforcement of it — to a legislative agenda you have. You have to enforce the law.
I do not understand how they can say this with a straight face in a constitutional democracy. You have to enforce the law.

Horse's Ass

Mike Francesa just had on the director of a movie that is coming out on the legendary race horse Secretariat. Francesa actually asked the guy if it was hard to find a horse that looked like Secretariat for the movie. What a question. The director should have said, "Mike, we didn't even cast a horse, we put Deniro in a horse costume, and he trained for the role by eating oats and running around Belmont in the horse costume for the last 6 months."

Mike & Chris need to get back together.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

No Class

More thoughts on Sir Paul McCartney after receiving an award at the Library of Congress saying: “After the last eight years, it’s great to have a president who knows what a library is.”

What makes what McCartney said especially reprehensible is in his country they have all of these rules, protocols etc on how you address royalty, what you are allowed to say, when you are allowed to speak, how you are supposed to genuflect-all these faggy procedures based on royalty.

So he comes here in our version of royalty-the White House in an official U.S. ceremony- and we don't ask for much. You can call the President by his name. You don't have to bow down to our leader. You can shake his hand or give him a hug. And this guy goes and disrespects the office like he did?

Imagine if Paul Simon went to England to receive an award from the Queen and during his acceptance speech he said: "It's great to receive this award from this Queen-because the last Queen you guys had was a real cunt."

What do you think the reaction would have been?


This Derek Jeter tries so hard to not say anything controversial when he speaks, that sometimes he just takes it so far. When he was asked about his opinion of BP he said:

"I learned from Mr. Torre how important batting practice is- and how important it is to represent the Yankee pinstripes."

Ringo Was The Smart One

Paul McCartney receiving a dopey award at the White House:

Mr. McCartney returned to the microphone, thanking the Library of Congress and adding, “After the last eight years, it’s great to have a president who knows what a library is.”

That statement is proof that the man suffers from head trauma inflicted upon him by his ex-wife hitting him one too many times with her wooden leg.

Oh yeah, the Teleprompter man is really smart. He's so smart that he must be in the library looking up "how to stop an oil spill" in the library- but somehow he can't find any answers there.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A Disgraceful Move

"I'm the President of the United States; I don't endorse boycotts or not endorse boycotts. That's something that the private citizens can make a decision about." -Obama when asked about the boycott of Arizona

Did you ever think it would come to this? That the President of the United States would refuse to DENOUNCE an economic boycott of one of the states? He wants us to know that he is above it all? How can you be neutral when you are the President and people are calling for a boycott of a state?

Listen: it's a matter of public record that the Stoop is not fond of Obama-but I never thought he would stand by and give his tacit approval to an economic boycott that would hurt Americans. And that's what this is: approval. He even put the boycott into motion with his "walking while getting ice cream with the kids and the racist Arizona cops will come and shake you down" description of the Arizona law.

He thinks that because he is the President that he doesn't have to take a position? Think again. It's precisely because HE IS President that he must speak out against the boycott-and put down the ACORN playbook.

And what's this "I'm the President " talk all about? He has used this line several times recently: at West Point, at that fraudulent Health Care Summit with Congressional leaders, and at the press conference where he mentioned it above when talking about Arizona. Don't you think it's a sign of insecurity? If there is one man on earth that does not need to announce what he does for a living, it's the President of the United States.

Hey Obama-we know you are the President. You don't need to remind us. But you should do the right thing and the presidential thing: go down to Arizona and buy a cactus.