The original. The 1931 film featuring Bela Lugosi. The best.
Watch the whole thing below.
Why didn’t he just appoint the head of Organizing for Action to deal with the Ebola crisis? It would have been just as effective.
First on CNN: Obama will name Ron Klain as Ebola Czar
President Barack Obama will appoint Ron Klain his “Ebola czar,” knowledgeable sources tell CNN.
The president on Thursday signaled his openness to the idea to have one individual coordinating the entire federal response to any threat of an outbreak in the United States.
“It may make sense for us to have one person … so that after this initial surge of activity, we can have a more regular process just to make sure that we’re crossing all the T’s and dotting all the I’s going forward,” Obama said.
You may not have heard, but Obama already has an Ebola czar.
Ron Klain is a liberal political hack with absolutely no qualifications to deal with a major health crisis.
He’s also an election truther…
Mr. Klain, I think I may have Ebola.
No problem, go to the government office of disease justice and fill out form E-5.
Mail it in triplicate to the Department of ObamaCare and we’ll get back to you in 6 to 8 weeks if the website is working.
The Gawker Media owned Deadspin blog published a pathetic smear piece about Colorado Republican Cory Gardner this week which turned out to be be completely false…
Obnoxious progressives could barely contain themselves…
Deadspin was dead wrong and they’ve since published a well deserved apology…
How Deadspin Fucked Up The Cory Gardner Story
As serial collectors of media fuck-ups, we add this self-portrait to the gallery. For more thorough coverage, you can read Erik Wemple over at the Post. As I told Wemple—and I sincerely meant it—given that our main source went and unsaid everything he’d said 24 hours earlier, the only thing for us to do now is to eat shit.
Cory Gardner doesn’t have much to worry about. He’s ahead in the polls, he was endorsed by the liberal Denver Post and his opponent Mark “Uterus” Udall has no idea how toxic his devotion to Obama has become.
As William Jacobson says…
Boy, we sure dodged a bullet by not having Sarah Palin and her crazy family in the vice president’s mansion, huh?
Daniel Halper of The Weekly Standard…
Report: Biden Son Kicked Out of Navy for Cocaine
Vice President Joe Biden’s son was kicked out of the Navy after a drug test “after testing positive for cocaine.” The Wall Street Journal reported the news.
“Hunter Biden, a lawyer by training who is now a managing partner at an investment company, had been commissioned as an ensign in the Navy Reserve, a part-time position. But after failing a drug test last year, his brief military career ended,” reads the report.
Mr. Biden, 44 years old, decided to pursue military service relatively late, beginning the direct-commission process to become a public-affairs officer in the Navy Reserve in 2012. Because of his age—43 when he was to be commissioned—he needed a waiver to join the Navy. He received a second Navy waiver because of a drug-related incident when he was a young man, according to people familiar with the matter. Military officials say such drug waivers aren’t uncommon.
Mr. Biden was commissioned as an ensign on May 7, 2013, and assigned to Navy Public Affairs Support Element East in Norfolk, Va., a reserve unit, according to the Navy. In June 2013, after reporting to his unit in Norfolk, he was given a drug test, which turned up positive for cocaine, according to people familiar with the situation. Mr. Biden was discharged in February, the Navy said.
Mr. Biden said in a statement that it was “the honor of my life to serve in the U.S. Navy, and I deeply regret and am embarrassed that my actions led to my administrative discharge. I respect the Navy’s decision. With the love and support of my family, I’m moving forward.”
The new issue of National Review features a full page picture of Lena Dunham which has many conservatives scratching their heads. I have to admit, when I first saw the Tweet below from NR’s Kevin Williamson on Twitchy, my first thought was that if I had a subscription I would cancel it…
Conservatives are already forced to ignore hypocritical liberals like Lena Dunham on the covers of countless pop culture and fashion magazines. Must we be forced to see her on the cover of a conservative publication too?
If you look at Williamson’s article, you’ll find that it’s not at all complimentary of Dunham…
Lena Dunham is fond of lists. Here is a list of things in Lena Dunham’s life that do not strike Lena Dunham as being unusual: growing up in a $6.25 million Tribeca apartment; attending a selection of elite private schools; renting a home in Hollywood Hills well before having anything quite resembling a job and complaining that the home is insufficiently “chic”; the habitual education of the men in her family at Andover; the services of a string of foreign nannies; being referred to a homework therapist when she refused to do her homework and being referred to a relationship therapist when she fought with her mother; constant visits to homeopathic doctors, and visits to child psychologists three times a week; having a summer home on a lake in Connecticut, and complaining about it; writing a “voice of her generation” memoir in which ordinary life events among members of her generation, such as making student-loan payments or worrying about the rent or health insurance, never come up…
It goes on and on like this, so you get the idea.
Also, if you look at the actual article, it features this image…
That’s a little better but if National Review really wanted to capture how most conservatives feel about Dunham, they might have used an image like this one…
I think the thing that bothers me most about the Dunham cover is that it’s giving her the one thing she wants more than anything. Attention.
I don’t want to pay attention to Lena Dunham. On a certain level I resent even having to write this post.
Are there no people on the right who would be more deserving of a National Review cover story?
I’d rather see a picture of SooperMexican, IowaHawk or Stacy McCain on the cover of National Review.
And what about conservative women? Surely, National Review’s readers would rather buy a copy of the magazine featuring S.E. Cupp, Jedediah Bila or Deneen Borelli on the cover than the woman who compared voting for Obama to losing her virginity with the right guy.
I also can’t help but think that NR’s newest hire Benny Johnson, the guy who was fired from BuzzFeed for plagiarism, had something to do with this. Frankly, if I was asked to imagine the BuzzFeedification of National Review I don’t think I could have done better.
Whatever their reasons, I think National Review made a mistake with this cover. It doesn’t reflect the nature of the featured column but it does come off as insulting to their readers and it’s disappointing.
Like I said, I don’t have a subscription to cancel.
I also won’t have one any time soon.
To be fair, he’s probably thinking of people who work for the government or big unions.
This article at The Hill by Amie Parnes gets the inside the beltway tone deaf award of the day…
Where did it go wrong for Obama?
Fewer than two years ago, President Obama was elected handily to his second term, becoming the first Democrat since FDR to twice win an outright majority of the popular vote.
Now, Democrats in competitive Senate races hope he stays as far away as possible, previous heartlands of support such as Iowa have turned against him and his approval ratings are languishing in the low 40s — sometimes lower.
Political observers, from former Obama aides to staffers who served in previous administrations, say something is going to have to change if the president is to achieve anything at all in his last two years in office.
“It is a near metaphysical certainty that in his last two years, he’ll confront the same House he has in the last four years,” said William Galston, a senior fellow of governance studies at the Brookings Institution who served as an adviser to former President Clinton during his White House years.
Here’s the money quote…
To be sure, the decline in Obama’s political fortunes cannot be blamed on the kind of major scandal that has marred other modern second terms, such as Watergate, Iran-Contra or the Monica Lewinsky affair.
So the IRS scandal, Benghazi, lying about keeping your healthcare plan, the NSA, etc. mean nothing?
Obama is worse than Nixon and if he was a Republican, that’s exactly what the press would be reporting.
Alison Grimes might be finished.
Even the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee sees the writing on the wall…
DSCC Goes Dark in Kentucky
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has gone dark in Kentucky, where the party is targeting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
After a significant investment in support of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the DSCC had not reserved time for the final three weeks of the race and, as of today, is no longer on the air.
“The DSCC has now spent more than 2 million in Kentucky and continues to make targeted investments in the ground game while monitoring the race for future investments, but is currently not on the air in the state,” a DSCC official told CQ Roll Call.
McConnell has held small but consistent leads in nearly every recent public poll.
When asked if he voted for Obama yesterday, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said yes and then he and the press pool had a little chuckle over it…
Refusing to admit you voted for Obama is the new “I’m not a witch.”