Thursday, June 28, 2007

Today's Clueless Award

Not surprisingly, there's lots of clueless commentary from the professional whiners on today's resounding defeat of the illegal alien amnesty bill in the Senate, but the prize for mindless drivel has to go to crack (and I do mean crack) Wall Street Journal reporter Mary Lu Carnevale as Michelle Malkin explains:

We’ve had fun at Hot Air cranking out shamnesty ads all week in response to Mickey Kaus’s call for citizen vids. You can find links to the rest here.

The open borders Wall Street Journal thinks there are some nefarious dark forces behind the little video spots Bryan I collaborated on in our home offices–and behind the videos produced by other independent bloggers (hat tip: See-Dubya):

Hot Air Network’s Web ad, viewable at left, urged “conservatives fed up with Republican scheming on this bill, [to] do something about it. If you gave to the party in the past year, you can demand your money back. Call the Republican National Committee today and demand a full refund. If you gave to any senator or congressman in the past year, call their office and demand a full refund.” Just who sponsors Hot Air’s ad, and other similar ads popping up across the Internet, is unclear.

Who “sponsors” our ads? What the —-? Did the reporter get her training at Media Matters?

No Wall Street Journal reporter bothered to e-mail us. If they had, the facts would have gotten in the way of their tinfoil-rattling. Sorry to disappoint you, but no one “sponsored” our videos. I’m sure Kaus will find out if any of the other grass-roots YouTube ads his call inspired were “sponsored” by some Invisible, Deep-Pocketed Special Interest.

Is it so hard for the WSJ to get its head around the concept of independent videoblogging and an Army of Video-Editing Davids? Or at least to e-mail video producers to ask them directly before embarrassing themselves?

Allah has some fun with the clue-challenged Carnevale too:
Just in time for this week, we did deploy an advanced new weapon that the crack reporting staff at the WSJ might want to look into, if they’re of a mind to actually ask questions of those of us involved. I’m not going to give them the plans or any access to my new battle station, but I’ll divulge its code name. I call it the Gateway. It’s fresh from our super-shadowy digital guerrilla gear pipeline known only as “Tiger Direct.”
Clearly Rupert Murdoch is going to have a big job cleaning out the drones at the Journal. The readers who commented on the article at the WSJ site think it can't be soon enough.

Shamnesty is roadkill

Thank the heroes:
Thanks to the stalwart, true leaders in the Senate — especially Sens. Sessions, DeMint, Vitter, Inhofe, Cornyn, and their staffs. Thanks to the House GOP members who made their opposition known. Thanks to the Loud Folks on the right side of the dial. Thanks to the Loud Folks at The Corner, RedState, Human Events, Townhall, Kaus, N.Z. Bear, and all the enforcement-first bloggers out there who weighed in. Thanks to the analysts at the Heritage Foundation, the enforcement/assimilation proponents at The Manhattan Institute, George Borjas, Kris Kobach, Eagle Forum, 9/11 Families, FAIR and Numbers USA. Thanks to the immigration enforcement activists who’ve been at this for years and decades before this one battle began. Most importantly, thanks to all the ordinary “Loud Folks” who called, phoned, e-mailed, and blogged their opposition.

The bill is dead. The work of immigration enforcement and border security continues.
and thank your Senator if he/she voted NO (see list below), even if some of them were a tad late or are otherwise the vilest of moonbats. Think of it as positive reinforcement training. If your Senator isn't on the list, suggest forcefully that he find other employment. Think of it as a spanking although most deserve far worse.

Alexander (R-TN)
Allard (R-CO)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Baucus (D-MT)
Bayh (D-IN)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Bond (R-MO)
Brown (D-OH)
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burr (R-NC)
Byrd (D-WV)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Coleman (R-MN)
Collins (R-ME)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Dole (R-NC)
Domenici (R-NM)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Grassley (R-IA)
Harkin (D-IA)
Hatch (R-UT)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Landrieu (D-LA)
McCaskill (D-MO)
McConnell (R-KY)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Nelson (D-NE)
Pryor (D-AR)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Smith (R-OR)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Stevens (R-AK)
Sununu (R-NH)
Tester (D-MT)
Thune (R-SD)
Vitter (R-LA)
Voinovich (R-OH)
Warner (R-VA)
Webb (D-VA)

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Once more into the breach

Many of the goofy Senators who somehow thought their admendments to the illegal alien shamnesty bill were going to be adopted, are now coming out against cloture in tomorrow's vote and the bill stands a decent chance of dying. It's time to hit up your Senators once again (especially if they are Ensign, Coleman, Murkowski, Brownback, Gregg, or Bennett) and tell them to vote NO. More details at NumbersUSA.

Update: Listen to this audio of clueless Senator Voinovich (RINO - Ohio), but still try to be polite when you contact the 'tards who "represent" you. However, you can tell them not to bother coming home if they vote for shamnesty.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Love Song of Teddy Kennedy

We know that no one loves illegal aliens more than Teddy Kennedy, but how come all these Republican Senators are going along with him?

Monday, June 25, 2007

Hold their feet to the fire on illegal immigration

Mickey Kaus suggests that a little YouTube will have a salutary effect on the Senators who are trying to jam the illegal alien amnesty bill down the citizens' throats. Hot Air obliges with a "tribute" to that weasel Lindsey Graham - Mucho Gracias, Senor Graham.

Time to bury shamnesty once and for all time

Contact your Senators now and tell them to vote NO on cloture and NO on the bill.