Allred Puts Client in Crosshairs

Lawyer William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection blog highlights the odd nature of Gloria Allred’s mudslinging at Meg Whitman at the cost to her client, the illegal immigrant maid:

“The other interesting aspect quite apart from politics, is Allred’s willingness to expose her client to legal harm even though the client does not have any meaningful legal claim. This is not a case where Allred’s client is a crime victim who came forward to the police. There does not appear to be a violation of any law by Whitman, but there does appear to be both immigration and possibly criminal violations by Allred’s client, who filed false documents with the government. By going public as she has, Allred has exposed her client to significant legal jeopardy in order to score publicity and political points for Allred.”

Talk show host Mark Levin skewered her on his radio show, clip available at

Last night “On the Record” host Greta Van Susteren similarly zinged Allred.

Not in My Back Yard, Mr. President

The New Ramses

NIMBYImagine my surprise when I pulled the SUV into my Midtown garage to see a swarm of reporters, lights and G men in my back yard!

“What’s going on here?” I asked. Suddenly, a tall, thin man turned away from the hubbub to face me. “Barack Obama? What in God’s name are you doing in my backyard?”

“First off, enough of the God stuff. You Southern rubes just can’t leave it alone,” Obama said. “You’re in luck! I picked Memphis for my next backyard campa- er, policy discussion spot. Des Moines and Albuquerque were duds. At least I might get some barbecue here.”

“Well, yes, I have a pork butt on the smoker right now, but I never invited you! This is a home invasion,” I said.

“What’s a home invasion to you is eminent domain to the Fed,” the president said.

“Wait, a minute, I thought you weren’t supposed to eat barbecue. I thought Michelle had you on a strict diet and that the family never lets anything but tofu, broccoli and fish cross your lips.”

“Er, it’s a campa- er, regional thing. I wouldn’t want to insult Memphians.”

As his crew assembled some chairs and tables they unloaded from their truck, one of them yelled, “Uh oh. There’s a problem with the dog.”

“Problem, what problem? He’s friendly and only a puppy and …,” I started.

“No, no, no! This doesn’t fit the profile of a house the president would visit. Who messed up here? We only associate with rescued dogs, and he isn’t one. He’s not politically correct! Get him out of here!”

“But, but, but Bo’s not a rescue dog and you told the public that was the kind you were getting,” I said to the president.
“If you don’t think coming from Senator Ted Kennedy’s compound wasn’t a rescue, you’re dreaming,” he replied.

“What’s with this backyard stuff,” I asked one of the men. “Carter did it in 1980, but that didn’t work out so well.”

“Between you and me and the media, this isn’t working out too well either,” said the aide.

People began to assemble in my backyard. People I didn’t recognize as neighbors but a politically correct cross section of America. I was surprised to find a Hawaiian Jewish transvestite here, but you never know.

“Why don’t you go back to the beer summits? Didn’t that work out?” I asked.

“Not really. All anyone really cared about was what kind of beer they were drinking.”

“Well why did you choose Midtown Memphis?” I asked.

“Isn’t everyone here a Democrat?” the aide asked.

“Well, no.” I said. “I’m a Republican.”

“God! Doesn’t anyone ever vet these people?”

“About as well as you vetted Timothy Geithner?” I offered. “Listen, have you thought about a Fireside Chat? Obama would like to be the new FDR, wouldn’t he?”

“In a Blackberry/Twitter world? Why not use a word processor while you’re listening to your 8-track tapes,” he scoffed.

Suddenly, it began to rain and all heck broke loose.

“It’s just a pop up storm,” I said. “It will pass.”

“Well, no one really had any questions, anyhow, did they?” the aide said. “And the teleprompter is getting wet.”

“I have a few; more than a few,” I said.

“Later,” Obama said. “If it stops soon, I could still get a round of golf in. Anyone know of a good course?”

Dems Flip U.S. the Bird

Lame Duck
Lame Duck

One Democrat vote kept the House from a vote before recess on extending the Bush tax cuts.

The Hill” reports that today the Dems won in a 210-209 tally to adjourn this afternoon or tomorrow morning.

Minority Leader John Boehner took to the floor in an attempt to get some Democrats to allow the tax issue to be addressed. “Members are putting your elections above the needs of your constituents,” he  said.

Boehner  succeeded in getting  39 Democrats to  vote with the Republicans. Among them was Travis Childers, who is running against Allen Nunnelee  in the nearby District 1 Mississippi race.

The move to adjourn evidently surprised some members who were not informed of Nancy Pelosi’s decision until this morning.

Now economic uncertainty will continue to plague businesses, with the possibility that the lame duck session could allow big taxes to hit Americans in January.

Boehner’s move seems like a very shrewd move  because the election now becomes a referendum on extending the tax cuts. Democrats in swing districts or heavily Republican districts, such as Childers, will be left in an uncomfortable position.

Laughing at Barack Obama

The New American Dream. (Click for larger view.)

(This from Club Member Beverly Seaton):

You know the honeymoon is over when the comedians start.

The liberals are asking us to give Barack Obama time. We agree . . . and think 25 to life would be appropriate.  — Jay Leno

America needs Obama-care like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.  — Jay Leno

Q: Have you heard about McDonald’s’ new Obama Value Meal?
A: Order anything you like and the guy behind you has to pay for it.  — Conan O’Brien

Q: What does Barack Obama call lunch with a convicted felon?
A: A fund raiser. — Jay Leno

Q: What’s the difference between Obama’s cabinet and a penitentiary?
A: One is filled with tax evaders, blackmailers, and threats to society. The other is for housing prisoners.  — David Letterman

Q: If Nancy Pelosi and Obama were on a boat in the middle of the ocean and it started to sink, who would be saved?
A: America !  — Jimmy Fallon

Q: What’s the difference between Obama and his dog, Bo?
A: Bo has papers.  — Jimmy Kimmel

Q: What was the most positive result of the “Cash for Clunkers” program?
A: It took 95% of the Obama bumper stickers off the road. — David Letterman

With You 100% in the U.S. House

Dick Morris
Dick Morris

The election is five weeks from today. Just 35 days to determine which way the nation will go.

Will Republicans win the 40 seats needed for a majority in the House?

Dick Morris says no … that number is too low. He expects at least 54, but sees the possibility of getting 100. Lest that seem like some naive, fairy tale view, he explains why this is possible.

For all the talk about polls, there is poll data from only 80 races. Of those, 54 show the GOP candidate in districts currently held by Democrats. Another 19 seats have incumbent Democrats who are below 50% and who are just a few points ahead of their Republican challengers. That totals  73  seats and Morris’ law says undecideds always break against the incumbent. Continue reading “With You 100% in the U.S. House”

Concord Grapes of Wrath

“In November, many freedom loving Americans (and their candidates) will be going to a gunfight armed only with their pocket knives.”

This description of the November 2 election is figurative, not literal. The author, at, riffs off Barack Obama’s remark in his ’08 campaign, “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.” In “Can a Leaderless Army Defeat the Leviathan of the Left,” the report asks an incisive question. Up against George Soros, the liberal media, Hollywood and unions, does the little conservative guy stand a chance of victory?

Three weeks ago the Concord Project was launched to make this possible.  Their belief is that “battles will be fought at the ballot box, the polls and on the streets with people getting out the vote.” And that’s their mission.

The website,, provides a wealth of ideas and plans for turning citizens into active, energized vote getters. It details how with videos and articles such as “Building a GOTV (get out the vote) Army,” “Five Tasks of any Activist,” “A Checklist for GOTV,” “It’s Easy to Go Door to Door.”

In addition, it wants to help in coordinating GOTV events, building voter blocs, working with campaigns and making plans to help get voters to the polls.

You can sign up for Twitter, email updates and facebook.

Looks like a handy tool for every day citizens to become Davids against the liberal Goliaths.

Steele Sports Bergmann Sticker

Michael Steele

Michael Steele Speaks in Southaven, MS.

From the Bergman Campaign: RNC National Chairman Michael Steele joined Charlotte Bergmann (candidate for the 9th Cong. District in Tennessee) in Southaven, MS, on his “Fire Pelosi!” Bus Tour this past week.  The tour, which began Sept. 15 in Washington, is visiting more than 100 cities and towns in the 48 contiguous states up until Nov. 2 — Election Day — in an effort to oust Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Economy Still Doesn’t Suit J. A. Banks

Empty SuitAn earlier post detailed a non-scientific approach to evaluating our economy. There seems to be a correlation between how it’s going with how much Joseph A. Banks likes to give away in their clothing specials.

When the recession first hit, Banks did the typical buy one suit, get one free. It escalated the giveaways as the crisis deepened.

Today’s report finds the company telling me that if I buy a sport coat I will get two pants and two sport shirts free.

A pretty good deal for the customer, but a bad indicator of how deeply retail sales are still hurting. To add to the desperation, they had to announce it four times!

Not a good sign for Main Street.

Sentencing Delayed in Palin Email Theft

The incident where David Kernell was accused of hacking into Sarah Palin’s email and releasing it during the presidential race in 2008 has gone under the radar.

However, Kernell was found guilty in April 2010 of obstruction of justice and unauthorized access to a computer. Sentencing was schedule for late September. It has been rescheduled to October 29. U.S. District Judge Thomas Phillips refused to throw out the convictions, but Kernell’s lawyer is appealing the case to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. Kernell could face 15 to 21 months in prision.

Kernell is the son of state representative Mike Kernell, D-Memphis, who is up for election Nov. 2. He does have a Republican opponent. Tim Cook is running for the District 73 seat Kernell has held for 36 years. The Democrat is a friend to the more taxes faction and has pushed for a state income tax.

It’s a shame that Cook hasn’t run more aggressively for this seat. The district, which includes parts of East Memphis, has a good number of Republicans who, if this case is called to their attention, would remember the harm done to the Palin family and be dissuaded for voting for Kernell.