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Under the Fedora: Commies, the War on Women and the future scientists of America



Look at the bright side fellow Red Sox fans. Last year we missed the playoffs by 1 game after starting 0-6. This year after six games we are a game ahead of last year!

And with the new expanded playoff system the Major Leagues adopted this year we have one more shot to get into the postseason.


An interesting thing happened on Morning Joe Thursday. Joe Scarborough said something about communism that you rarely hear on MSNBC or any venue where the left holds sway. He referred to it as:

“..the most repressive, the most evil political movement in the history of man responsible for more deaths than any other movement.”

and he hit both China and Cuba on it.

Of course his real target was Allen West for his answer to a question concerning Communists and socialists in congress, but any chance for the leftist viewers of MSNBC to get the message of the evils of Communism should be celebrated.

As for West, perhaps unlike the Morning Joe crew he read this interview with the American Socialist Voter at the Lonely Conservative or Gateway Pundit:

Too bad “socialist” doesn’t appear on the ballot when you vote. It might make things easier.

American Socialist Voter–
Q: How many members of the U.S. Congress are also members of the DSA?
A: Seventy

Q: How many of the DSA members sit on the Judiciary Committee?
A: Eleven: John Conyers [Chairman of the Judiciary Committee], Tammy Baldwin, Jerrold Nadler, Luis Gutierrez,
Melvin Watt, Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson, Steve Cohen, Barbara Lee, Robert Wexler, Linda Sanchez [there are 23 Democrats on the Judiciary Committee of which eleven, almost half, are now members of the DSA].

Now in fairness the list is from 2009 and quite a few democrats lost in 2010 so some of the people on the base list might no longer be in congress, so one might quibble about the numbers, but I didn’t see anyone rushing to disavow this stuff when it came out, but then again, during that time people still believed the Obama 2008 wave was permanent change.


Speaking of Change Rick Santorum decided to end his presidential campaign on Tuesday. It was a tough call but the overwhelming monetary advantage of the Romney crew combined with establishment support was just too much for a shoestring campaign to cope with.

While Santorum has bowed to the Reality of the situation Newt Gingrich who has not won a race since Georgia is trying to make hay as the “last conservative left in the field” and despite overwhelming debt and little support Gingrich is fundraising based upon that.

I suspect that Mr. Gingrich would be able to make a quick buck by selling the list of those who contribute based in that new solicitation to people who sell the Brooklyn Bridge for a living.

I understand what he is doing but I find it unseemly.


Thursday Night I attended a meeting of the Fitchburg Republican Committee. They hosted a forum for the two GOP congressional candidates Jon Golnik.

And Tom Weaver

who are running to oppose Niki Tsongas in the new 3rd Congressional District.

That might not seem like an exciting development but a few years ago the entire idea of a Fitchburg Republican Committee would be a pipe dream and really you’ve gotta love the banner.


Ann Althouse has this to say about the democrats war on women:

The Democrats don’t really believe anything. They’re just working on various voting blocs. They started this “war on women” theme, but it was a means to an end.

That was illustrated dramatically as Hilary Rosen had this to say about Ann Romney:

“She never worked a day in her life”

The firestorm has been spectacular, democrats have been running from her like the plague, David Axelrod in an interview with CNN stressed: “She’s your employee not ours.”

That will be news to the Democratic Party and the keepers of the White House visitor log:

What’s striking about Rosen’s latest ideological sniper attack is that she is not some lone-wolf operative on the fringes of Beltway influence. She works with former White House communications director Anita Dunn at the D.C.-based strategic communications consulting firm SKDKnickerbocker. That’s the same company that promoted the anti-Palin smear movie “Game Change” and that represented liberal Georgetown law school student activist and manufactured War on Women poster woman Sandra Fluke. Smack dab at the intersection of progressive agitation and Democratic Party campaign-season maneuvering.

White House visitor logs (which nonpartisan watchdogs point out are woefully incomplete) show that “Hilary B. Rosen” or “Hilary Rosen” has visited 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. at least 35 times, including several direct meetings with President Obama (5); White House senior adviser and consigliere Valerie Jarrett; senior adviser David Axelrod; senior adviser turned 2012 campaign manager Jim Messina; and a parade of communications/media team officials in both the West Wing “surrogate booking” office and the East Wing.


And while the President’s argument that “families were off limits” might surprise anyone who has paid attention to the left’s treatment of Sarah Palin, the profane tweets attacking Ann Romney by liberals will come as no surprise at all. I’d hate to be the owner of one of those tweets when an employer googles them during the job interview process.

One last thing on the subject, JWF wonders when Media Matters will be calling for a boycott of CNN until she is “fired”

Which reminds us, every time a conservative steps in it, be it on TV or radio, the stormtroopers from Media Matters, along with their partners from the White House and DNC, leap into feigned outrage and begin their tiresome boycotts.

Where are the Soros flying monkeys today? Not a peep about this assault on stay at home mothers and Ann Romney. An off-color remark about a DNC plant whining about contraception costs and there’s weeks of national headlines. The biggest story in America this day? Meh.

Well the White House can always switch gears and talk about the economy

Last month’s disappointing jobs report got some disappointing company this morning from the Department of Labor. The number of initial weekly jobless claims jumped up 23,000 over the level announced last week, which was itself adjusted upward by 10,000 in today’s report

…or not

Ann Romney managed to push the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case off the front page for a day or two. A special prosecutor charged Zimmerman with 2nd Degree Murder in the death of Trayvon Martin. Famed defense lawyer Alen Dershowitz is not impressed:

“this is so thin it won’t make it past a judge on a second degree murder charge…it’s not only thin but it’s irresponsible. What you have here is an elected public official who made a campaign speech last night for re-election.”

I watched the presentation of the charges the prosecutor, Angela Corey seemed much too perky considering the seriousness of the matter, but what really struck me was this.

There is an old saying that you can indict a ham sandwich yet Corey rather than going to a grand Jury decided to take care of this herself. If they had a 2nd degree Murder Case why wouldn’t simply present said case to a grand jury? I think the answer lies in this statement from Al Sharpton’s press conference which followed

I will say publicly, that I did not trust Governor Scott, I did not trust the appointment. I want to congratulate him and the prosecutor for being what they should be. If we did not get this far we would condemn them, we must say that despite the fact we are of different political parties and different persuasions that tonight maybe America can come together and say: ‘Only the facts should matter when dealing with a loss of life.’

In my opinion the goal of the Governor, the goal of the special prosecutor was not charges against George Zimmerman it was this statement by Al Sharpton. If the grand jury did not indict then Sharpton and his allies would have gone to the mattresses so to speak. By giving him this charge the Governor and the state have given themselves cover and statement has given them further cover no matter what the result is.

The problem I see here is this. If I’m right and this was all done out of fear of racial violence, what makes anyone think that the judge might not base his decision on that same fear, or that a jury with the eyes of the country and the New Black Panthers might do the same?

George Zimmerman is betting the rest of his life on it, I wouldn’t take that wager myself.

Finally I was remembering how so many engineers were inspired by James Doohan’s portrayal of Mr. Scott and scientists by Russell Johnson portrayal of the Professor on Gillian’s Island. This year the Big Bang Theory went into syndication and will be shown for years on TV.

I wonder how many future Physicists head in that direction because of that show?

One quick note, there will only be a single: Under the Fedora next week due to Blogcon in Charlotte North Carolina. See you then.

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