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Harman vs. Hague: Pre-Thatcher Talking Point Thirty Years Too Late

Posted by Mike on April 13, 2008

One classic line of attack from the liberal playbook is the false charge that conservatives are threatened by powerful women. You’d think conservative admiration for powerful women such as Margaret Thatcher, Jeanne Kirkpatrick, and Condoleezza Rice would have dispelled this notion, but facts never got in the way of a good liberal talking point before so why start now?

This two-week old clip from Prime Minister’s Questions is worth watching for two reasons. First, it shows that left-wing leaders (in this case, Harriet Harman) never hesitate to parrot the false and outdated idea that conservatives oppose powerful women, even here when the lefty was reminded just seconds before that her pioneering moment was about thirty years too late. Second, Hague was just funny.

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The Candidates on American Idol

Posted by Ryan on April 13, 2008

Last week, American Idol decided to give back to the community by using their press and viewership to spearhead a volunteer drive called “Idol Gives Back.” Great idea! But, being an election year, American Idol decided to get the three remaining candidates to say a few things about the effort.

See for yourself how She Who Must Not Be Named, John McCain, and Obama did:

My take, in sum:

SWMNBN: support these groups because I’ve worked with them too, and it’s me who’s really the awesomest.

McCain: we all can help, but while I’m here, let me poke at the election for a sec.

Obama: (the only one who got an audible applause by the way) you plebs can help too! Hope! Hope! Hope!

Disclaimer: No “Jesus”‘s were omitted in this broadcast

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