The wife mentioned this morning that trend is blocking a particular game due to “gambling”. It is a small tweak to change it but it begs the following comment.

I’m a professional tech. I liked the look of Trend and purchased it for the machine used the most by my family. It’s the only machine I have a pay version of Anti-Virus on.

I’ve had trend 2006 on that machine for 3 years. The TEENAGE kids have been on it, their friends have been on it, the wife and her friends have been on it. Nothing has gotten through.

If anyone wants an anti-virus recommendation from me and doesn’t mind paying for it. I would say trend micro without hesitation!

The drunk blogging of Steven Green doesn’t prevent him from noticing a pattern in the president’s speech:

7:31PM We swear we’re not helping deadbeats by giving them your tax dollars. And if I keep talking this quickly, you might just not notice that it’s so not true!

7:32PM We’ll hold accountable those responsible! TARP II is nothing like TARP I, and you know it’s true because I’ve said so, so very, very quickly!

7:35PM “It’s not about helping banks, it’s about helping people.” The quit giving them money, and give me some! Or at least speak at Mortal Human Speed.

7:36PM Regulatory reform? Fine, great. Start by getting rid of Dodd and Frank, mmkay?

7:37PM It’s rich that a guy who just added a trillion dollars to the deficit is complaining about a trillion dollar deficit.

Apparently saying that you are doing the opposite of what you are actually doing doesn’t effect the poll numbers, just ask Morning Joe.

Looks like its a question of paying for things

6:40 a.m. Joe compares the spending to Heroin addicts giving people everything they want.

6:42 a.m. I missed the Obama side, so now we have Jindal, what will they say.

6:43 a.m. Barnicle not withstanding he didn’t sound far right to me.

6:46 a.m. The Globe is speaking nonsense and Joe is not taking it. There wasn’t much of a conservative candidate for president.

7:00 a.m. Apparently according to the polls saying that you will do one thing when doing the exact opposite does well in the polls. National Review had the best line:

Oratorywise, so good. Ideawise, so weak. Combination, so dangerous.

7:05 a.m. No wrongdoing but implication of wrongdoing on Palin well that’s news

7:07 a.m. Joe: Hillary was hot last night.

7:08 a.m. Do you really want to say you’ve got that “twittering thing” after just saying that Hillary is hot?

7:10 a.m. Steele is echoing Joe on spending smart move. If the primary voice is there then it is there the RNC will honor that.

7:12 a.m. The 12 step recovery for the party is to admit that we spent like drunken sailors. FYI Mr. Steele we republicans will hold you to that if you go back in.

7:14 a.m. The people will be the final choice, what is the Republican plan? In fact we DO have a plan they were rejected by the democrats. Building schools is nice but it doesn’t help small business or any blue collar worker not in construction.

7:28 a.m. It still sounds like he was on the campaign trail

7:38 a.m. How about that Buchanan DID swim in that pool

7:40 a.m. So I’m not the only one who things that Gibbs seems a bit over his head.

7:44 a.m. Jean said the speech is hopeful but will the banks help him out. Susie’s driver has the word, but it didn’t have the info they needed.

7:48 a.m. Would you think the president of Telemundo would be named Don Brown?

7:58 a.m. They talk census and he is right it is a big issue.

8:02 a.m. The hope is nice but there are no details says Susie, they’d better keep her off the MSNBC evening shows.

8:05 a.m. When Mika keeps pushing Pat’s book claiming that WW II was unnecessary and going after Churchill she is very much her father’s daughter.

8:08 a.m. Mika will be doing the old Dean Martin skits on the Vegas strip when she retires.

8:12 a.m. Maxine Waters doesn’t say we aren’t going to nationalize the banks, just that we aren’t there yet. As far as the planes go, she hasn’t read Dilbert today.

8:14 a.m. That is a really bad wig that waters has, unless I’m very much mistaken. If I’m wrong about the wig part I apologize in advance.

8:21 a.m. The country wants Daddy says Klein but he had to pause and think when before he said that the republicans were making a mistake.

8:22 a.m. You may think that cutting taxes in wartime is bad but cutting the military during wartime is worse.

8:24 a.m. Is this going to be like Korea? I see no reason why that would be a problem if it was.

8:31 a.m. There were details says Erin? Will he do the things he said?

8:42 a.m. Shelby has no debt.

8:48 a.m. Boxer: If he laid out the details it would have been boring. I actually think she is right, this wasn’t the time for details in a speech, I just wish he wasn’t saying one thing and doing another.

8:52 a.m. Mika apparently sounds ideological because she objects to throwing money at a problem, hey this is MSNBC I’m a liberal democrat I’m not supposed to get tough questions! Don’t you know who I am?

If anyone thinks that the 900 million that Obama Wants to give to the Palestinians is not going to end up helping to kill Jews, then they must be true blue Obama supporters:

The United States plans to offer more than $900 million to help rebuild Gaza after Israel’s invasion and to strengthen the Western-backed Palestinian Authority, U.S. officials said on Monday.

The money, which needs U.S. congressional approval, will be distributed through U.N. and other bodies and not via the militant group Hamas, which rules Gaza, said one official.

Sure we all know how well the UN has kept money out of terrorists hands in Gaza.

Stop the ACLU is not amused:

So, let’s see: blaming Isreal? Check. UN and others getting the credit for spreading US money (which seems to be appearing out of a unicorns a**)? Check. None of the money going through Hamas? Good luck with that! Remember Hamas taking the international aid sent to Gaza during the last conflict?

I wonder how much the UN will siphon off before it even gets to Gaza?

Riehl World View:

$900 Million To Gaza? Are They Insane?


Wasn’t one of the left’s chief criticisms of Israel’s Gaza operation that there was no Plan B if Hamas disintegrated? Fatah couldn’t ride in as the white knight on the backs of Israeli tanks to restore order or else they’d be seen as stooges and collaborators, we were told, not unreasonably. How is this de facto bribe of Gazans by Uncle Sam to restore Abbas to authority any different?


With the US economy struggling, US Secretary of Hilary Clinton plans to announce a $900 million pledge of US aid for Gaza and the “good” terrorists of the PA. But don’t worry. The money is not going to Hamas.


Martin Peretz one of Barack Obama’s most prominent pro-Israel supporters is starting to express doubts about the administration’s stand towards Israel.


It will be used for humanitarian purposes, of course, so that the Hamas “government” can spend all their money on bombs, weapons, and ammunition, instead of building a decent society for their children.

Joshua Pundit speaks a basic truth:

Make no mistake about it – UNRWA is in bed with Hamas, hires terrorists and facillitates the attacks on Israel. Any money given to UNRWA will end up in Hamas’ hands.As a matter of fact, it already does. Things will be even more cut and dried as soon as the unity government Obama is pushing for between Hamas and Fatah takes hold.

My final thought: To some administration supporters the dead Jews that will result from this is a feature, not a bug, but hey US Jews voted overwhelmingly for this president. No whining allowed!

Update: National Review The Corner:

If an organization comprised of American citizens attempted to do this, they could be prosecuted and imprisoned for decades on charges of providing material support to a terrorist organization. (I would say “would be prosecuted,” but with this administration, who knows?) Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (an old hand at empowering Palestinian terrorists) are now proposing to give nearly a billion dollars to a Hamas subsidiary — knowing full well that this funding must inevitably result in the murder of innocent people.

Congress can stop this from happening. Michael Steele and Republicans can show real leadership and moral clarity in the war against Islamic radicalism while the many Democrats who support Israel can step up to the plate. It’s one (foolish) thing to “engage” our enemies in self-loathing negotiations; it’s quite another to fund them.

Will they act?

My Review of Jason Stark’s Book: The Stark Truth. is available at here.

It is definitely worth the $1 I paid for it but I wouldn’t have paid more for it. I must admit I am a fan of anyone who trumpets the virtues of Yogi Berra as the greatest catcher of all time.

His Overrated list
RHP Nolan Ryan
LHP Sandy Koufax
Relief P Lee Smith

DH Ron Blomberg
C Benito Santiago
1B Steve Garvey
2B Steve Sax
3B Greg Nettles
SS Phil Rizzuto
LF Lou Brock
CF Andruw Jones
RF Dave Winfield

His Underrated List

RHP Bob Feller
LHP Babe Ruth
Relief P Goose Gossage
DH Edger Martinez

C Yogi Berra
1B Hank Greenberg
2B Craig Biggio
3B Ron Santo
SS Barry Larkin
LF Stan Musial
CF Duke Snyder
RF Frank Robinson

How Berra, Snyder, Robinson and the Duke can be as ignored as they are is criminal. I should point out that he gives a 2-5 list on each position. I like including Dwight Evans as the 2nd most underrated Right Fielder but I question the absence of Harold Baines in the top 5 underrated DH’s.

He also gives a top 3 over/under for each team. Yaz tops the overrated Redsox list.

…then I know I’m on the right track:

Seems increasingly like all the “Fascist Bush” caterwauling was the usual fake, dishonest theater meant as a means to an end – the end being to destroy the hated “election stealer” and his legacy, and not much more.

But you know, for someone who “did everything wrong,” his policies suddenly seem wise and right to some surprising people.

It’s easy to campaign and criticize. It’s much more difficult to govern, especially knowing that if you don’t keep the country safe, you don’t get re-elected.

And if you don’t get re-elected, good heavens! How can you continue and complete the coup?

Even with restrictions to free speech and the press watching your back as much as possible, and destroying all possible rivals, it will be very hard for them to spin it if people start saying, “at least Bush kept us safe, not like Obama.”

The whole article is one of the best things I’ve read in a while. She put it much better then I did and launches a defense of the Bush Administration that is well deserved.

I wonder if there is going to be a global warming story as they freeze at the White house.

6:40 a.m. Mika looks like Davros wanting to shout EXTERMINATE!

6:42 a.m. President Who and Why, Abbot and Costello live!

6:44 a.m. They are right Clinton has grown. It was a fair statement that she got her position in NY due to her association with her husband, but nobody could say that about her now.

6:46 a.m. I’m very interested in seeing what actual troops think of her vs what Andrea I know NUT-THING Mitchel says.

6:59 a.m. Chuck and Willie in the briefing room, Willie sure is tall next to Chuck

7:09 a.m. Well we all know how well the federal government runs things, particular Fannie & Freddie

7:38 a.m. Oh joy our governor Deval (Obama Jr, lets have the highest gas tax in the nation) Patrick is coming up.

7:42 a.m. Patrick: “Is it budget cuts? What happened to the studio?”

7:44 a.m. Patrick: We will use the money for bridges and road work, don’t trivialize job preservation.

7:46 a.m. Barnicle asked him about the gas tax business. He is saying its that or tolls etc…

8:08 a.m. My Helicopter seems totally adequate to me.

8:10 a.m. It sounds like they are ranking him high on BS, because he can crack a joke about himself, just what we are needing in a president for a crisis.

8:13 a.m. The Republican Senator from South Carolina points out its how you ask the question as to the reason why the package polls so well.

8:23 a.m. Schumer seems to be on the attack Jindal mode, that seems to be contrary to the they want him to be the nominee.

8:25 a.m. Todd asks about the other governors. “They won’t have to raise taxes for two years.”

8:35 a.m. Why should there be a department of education? Todd asks. Sec: They are competing with people all over the world. Not much of an answer.

8:49 a.m. Now we see Gibbs office, it would be nice if he asked if he read the stimulus bill itself.

8:52 a.m. Don’t take it personal but make it personal if it is asked by a certain CNBC person.

8:54 a.m. It never hit me that Mika hung around here as a kid, I totally forgot about that.

8:56 a.m. Is it just me or is Mika over layered today in terms of make-up.

…for the Obama administration to get this low:

The Obama team was not only silent on the new “Israel is racist” language, it also said nothing when faced with Holocaust denial. Negotiators from the European Union suggested on Wednesday a new provision to “condemn without reservation any denial of the Holocaust and urges all states to reject denial of the Holocaust as an historical event, either in full, or in part, or any activities to this end.” Iran–whose president is a Holocaust-denier–immediately objected and insisted that the proposal be “bracketed” or put in dispute. The move blocked the adoption of the proposal and ensured another battle over the reality of the Holocaust in April–at these supposedly “anti-racism” meetings. After Iran objected, the chair looked around the room, expecting a response. He said: “Is there any delegation wishing to comment on this new proposal by the European Union? It doesn’t seem the case. We move on.” U.S. delegates said nothing, even after the prompt.

The official US delegation of the Obama administration was not willing to officially object to Holocaust being in dispute. Can’t make Iran angry.

Since the Obama administration is not a Pseudo Bishop without actual standing in the Catholic Church I suspect the media will not jump on this at all, but the Arthur Carter Watch does:

Carter 11 Arthur 4

Via Glenn