Eastern Orthodox icons

Leece has a new post in her God and Art series:

Artist paints icons as creative outlet


A good recipe

There's a good recipe over on Pizer:

Lenten Nut Cake - Karidopeta Nistisimi


Obama's serial misogynist, Bill Maher

OK, we continue from where we left off.

Penny Nance, President and CEO of Concerned Women for America, has written a letter to Obama's chief of staff, Jack Lew.

In her letter, Ms. Nance rightfully takes Obama to task for his hypocritical double standard when it comes to dealing with commentators who make vicious personal attacks on women:

“I don’t know what’s in Rush Limbaugh’s heart, so I’m not going to comment on the sincerity of his apology. What I can comment on is the fact that all decent folks can agree that the remarks that were made don’t have any place in the public discourse. And the reason I called Ms. Fluke is because I thought about Malia and Sasha and one of the things I want them to do as they get older is to engage in issues they care about. Even ones I may not agree with them on. I want them to be able to speak their mind in a civil and thoughtful way. And I don’t want them attacked or called horrible names because they’re being good citizens.”

That is what the Hypocrite-in-Chief said, when trying to justify using his position as President of these United States, to cash in on the pathetic babblings of that spokesman of the Republican Party, Rush Limbaugh.

But this:

“…The grand pooh-bah of media misogyny is without a doubt Bill Maher—who also happens to be a favorite of liberals—who has given $1 million to President Obama’s super PAC. Maher has called Palin a “dumb twat” and dropped the C-word in describing the former Alaska governor. He called Palin and Congresswoman Bachmann “boobs” and “two bimbos.” He said of the former vice-presidential candidate, “She is not a mean girl. She is a crazy girl with mean ideas.” He recently made a joke about Rick Santorum’s wife using a vibrator. Imagine now the same joke during the 2008 primary with Michelle Obama’s name in it, and tell me that he would still have a job. Maher said of a woman who was harassed while breast-feeding at an Applebee’s, “Don't show me your tits!” as though a woman feeding her child is trying to flash Maher. (Here’s a way to solve his problem: don’t stare at a stranger’s breasts). Then, his coup de grĂ¢ce: “‘And by the way, there is a place where breasts and food do go together. It’s called Hooters!’” “Rush Limbaugh isn’t the only media misogynist,” Newsweek/The Daily Beast, 3/4/2012)

has to do with a fellow who has pledged a million bucks to the Hypocrite-in-Chief's superPAC, which our beloved leader has blessed mightily:

“David Plouffe, a top political adviser to President Obama, is scheduled to appear at a West Coast fund-raising meeting Friday for the “super PAC” backing President Obama’s re-election bid, according to several people familiar with the event. … The event comes about a month after Mr. Obama essentially gave his blessing to the outside groups, signing off on a plan to dispatch cabinet officials and other senior White House advisers to address them on his behalf, signaling a turnabout from his attitude toward independent efforts in the 2008 campaign. The meeting in the Bay Area is for Priorities USA Action, a super PAC set up by Mr. Obama’s former aides.” (“Top Obama Advisor to Appear at ‘Super PAC’ Meeting, New York Times, 3/2/2012)

How does that fit in with this:

I want them to be able to speak their mind in a civil and thoughtful way. And I don’t want them attacked or called horrible names because they’re being good citizens.”

I'm sure that if you think about it a moment or two, it will come to you. Palin and others, by not seeing the error of their ways in failing to guzzle the Hypocrite-in-Chief's SEIU-purple Kool-Aid, are by definition not 'good citizens.' Therefore, they are perfectly legitimate targets for Maher's vicious attacks.

It all makes perfect sense when you see it The Obama Way.

Buying 'morality'

By now everyone knows of the dustup over Rush Limbaugh's lambasting of the Georgetown law student, over the funding of contraceptives.

Limbaugh has always been a real horse's ass, so his comments should not have been surprising. I quit listening to him a long, long time ago. Limbaugh, Coulter, Beck ... all the darlings of the right are cut from the same cloth as Olberman, Matthews, Maher, Maddow, and the darlings of the left. None of them have the manners that God gave a goat.

When Obama called the law student and gave her a thumbs up and steady on, I thought that was over the top. Why is the President of the United States interjecting himself into the middle of a low-rent squabble? Some might say it's because our president is himself rather low-rent, so this too should not come as a surprise. He's good at grabbing cheap political opportunities.

When he did that, the right immediately came unglued, and started pointing fingers at the Darlings of the Left. They're known for their nasty comments about Palin and many other 'conservative women.'

So why is it OK for them, but not OK for Limbaugh, they all whined.

Well, it isn't OK for them, and because they do it, doesn't make it OK for Limbaugh, or any of the other Darlings of the Right. Where are those 'family values' from the 'party of morality'?

But in today's newsbag, we find that our president has a price. Bill Maher, who is about as offensive a jerk as you are going to find on any of the 'media' today, has donated a million bucks to a pro-Obama PAC. Here is an excerpt from the article:

Current and former White House aides on Thursday rejected demands by a conservative group that a Super PAC supporting President Obama refund a $1 million check from comedian and talk show host Bill Maher because of coarse comments he's made about Sarah Palin and other Republican women.

While Obama earlier this week denounced similar comments that radio talk show host made about a college student, Sandra Fluke, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters the president is not going to get involved in the Maher battle.

Carney said "language that denigrates women is inappropriate," but it is not the President's place to be the "arbiter" of every controversial statement.

Obama isn't 'going to get involved in the Mahler battle.'

Why not? He got himself involved in the Limbaugh battle.

It isn't the President's place to be the arbiter of every controversial statement. Ya think? Which is why the Hypocrite-in-Chief should have stayed out of it in the first place.

Well ... perhaps Obama, Maher, and Limbaugh can get together for one of those 'beer summits'.

Meanwhile ... how's that economy doing, Mr. President? And those Iranians?>