May 27, 2009

Inflation [Dan Collins]

Golden Thing sold for $10k:

A transcript of a secretly recorded phone call between the brother of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich and U.S. Sen. Roland Burris was released in federal court today, a call in which Burris, then seeking the Senate seat, was recorded offering the Blagojevich campaign a campaign check.

“I know I could give him a check,” Burris said. “Myself.”

But in the same call, Burris tells Robert Blagojevich he is concerned he and Rod Blagojevich will “catch hell.”

“And if I do get appointed that means I bought it,” Burris said.

“And, and God knows number one, I, I wanna help Rod,” Burris says later in the call. “Number two, I also wanna, you know, hope I get a consideration to get that appointment.”

La Chanson de Roland: Turns out he claims he was going to give $1k, but didn’t! “Have you read it?” Dude sounds like . . . well, Nancy Pelosi.

In other news of the misbegotten, Miss California snubs whiney gossip bitch, and Allah Pundit is under the impression that Chris Matthews understands something.

Sorry to pile on the links, but Fausta has two important posts, one about the detention and release of an al-Qaeda operative in Brazil and the other about the detention and release in Venezuela of Alvaro Vargas Llosa, son of the famous novelist, which would have been a bad idea even if they hadn’t left him his cell phone.

That was then, this is (fiercely urgent) now: in 2003, Miguel Estrada’s “compelling life story” was affirmative action, according to ABC reporter now talk-show host for NPR. Time to call a talk show, I’d say.

Posted by Dan Collins @ 7:02am

Comments (27)

  1. Huh? Corrupt Illinois politicians?!

    I refuse to believe it!

  2. senator deadmeat become senator perjury…

  3. $10K?

    That’s damned cheap, my friend.

    Maybe all of us should buy one.

  4. I’m so glad that teh One is in no way tainted by the stink of the very system from which he rose to power.

  5. Why Carin,

    Weren’t you aware that the O!ne was the only virgin in that whorehouse..?

  6. Methinks Allahpundit is taking a bit too much pleasure in the pile-on-Rush occuring of late…

    I don’t agree with some of what he has said in the past-nor do I listen all that much these days. But I do know that I’m on board with openly stating that I hope Obama fails too, and I’m just glad that someone was willing to rise above the mealy-mouthed timid well wishers and good-men proclaimers to state the important fact that America wins by Obama failing…

    Maybe Allah should see if Colin Powell needs a staff writer or something…

  7. Obama only went into the whorehouse to make sure there was no asbestos.

  8. You see, Bob, Rush only says what he does in order to improve ratings. While Allah …

    wait. Nevermind.

  9. I don’t agree with Rush 100%, but -in all honestly – it’s pretty darn close. I also don’t listen to him every day. But I think he is an excellent voice for conservatives. W/o him, there would have been no Medved. No Levin.

  10. Limbaugh is not an elected official. He runs a radio show. Why the hell are pundits more obsessed with him and writing articles on him then on our politicians running up trillion dollar deficits?

    IMHO they want to improve their own ratings. What articles get more comments, ones about Rush or ones about deficits? Obviously Rush, why else do you think MSNBC won’t go a day without having a pundit on there talking about him. What Rush says one day or says another if you do not like it all you gotta do is change the freakin station. He ain’t going around trying to legislate the color of my freakin roof.

  11. I was going to suggest putting Rod and Rolly in the same cell, but that would likely short-circuit the love lives of countless inmates at Leavenworth.

  12. I think they attack Rush because he articulates what many elected officials are too pussy to say.

  13. They’re so awkward and clumsy about their corruptyness. It’s not like in the movies at all.

  14. The left maybe, I am mostly talking about so called people on the right side of the isle with tiny little audiences. Do you think most people even know who this AllahPundit guy is? I sure didn’t a couple months ago. Rush has national name recognition, Allah not so much.

  15. oh. yesterday Allah was the one what was sniffing around Pat Robertson’s bunghole for a quote. Right in front of everybody. I don’t think Hot Air’s plan pays for all his medications what he needs.

  16. Methinks Allahpundit is taking a bit too much pleasure in the pile-on-Rush occuring of late…

    Allahpundit is a consummate buddy-fucker.

  17. It is so much fun to think about how different the reaction from the MSM and the political classes would have been had Bush been involved in this, as opposed to Teh One.

  18. The irony of it all, JD, is that after all the over-the-top BushHitler bullshit, now that we’re out of power or “betters” (on our OWN side) are advising us against what worked for the left.

    Now, now … let’s not lower ourselves to what worked for our opponents.

    It’s better that we wander in the desert for forty years than risk even the palest comparison to the left.

    Of course, I would argue that “hope Obama fails” doesn’t even come CLOSE to what the left did. Wake me when someone starts with the assassination fantasy plays.

  19. Wake me when someone starts with the assassination fantasy plays.

    I assure you I’ve never met Carin and I am in no way associated with this latest plot of hers. I don’t even know if her thumb got better.

  20. Why yes, it did. A WEEK after the offending “whatever” became lodged in my thumb, I finally got it out. The bugger was about 3/4 an inch long.

  21. If I disappear, you guys WILL investigate right?


    Hello? Is this thing on?

  22. Yes, Carin. A disappearance of sugartits would not go un-noticed … ;-)

  23. I denounce myself.

  24. Has allahpundit ever done anything but snark? Seriously, is he even remotely in Limbaugh’s league as a real thinker?

  25. Seriously, is he even remotely in Limbaugh’s league as a real thinker?


  26. Rush, Shmush. The way Miguel Estrada was treated still steams me. I’d almost give Republican senators a pass for being passive about Sotomayor if they would just kick the crap out of the Dems over Estrada.

  27. For the record, the “Phil” in that RSMCain thread is not me. That “Phil” is a douchebag.