Some of the most interesting links from around the web, all below the fold:
Art: Wolf Drinking Water By Moonlight, John Nieto
At Ankle Biting Pundits, blogging on the Democrats Orwellian pay-off to big Labor – long supported by Obama – the "Employee Free Choice Act." As ABP notes, it is not "free" and provides no "choice."
Per Don Surber, Obama has a BFF, and its George Clooney whom he often contacts for advice.
In an effort to help the left side of the aisle and comics everywhere relearn how to laugh at politicians, and in particular the One, My Vast Rightwing Conspiracy is soliciting Obama jokes.
A superb post at Politics and Pigskins drawing the parallels between the message and symbolism of Obama to that used by the Nazis in their bid for power. Similar thoughts are expressed at Transterrestrial Musings.
PlumBob Blog has a very well written post on Obama and the left’s plans to use the police powers to criminalize dissent and political disagreements.
Protein Wisdom takes a look at latest Obama symbolism and sees in it a painful national cornhole.
Hillbilly Politics muses that the first black President will likely be a Republican. I have long thought that a probability. And it will have nothing to do with the color of his – or her - skin. I would consider a write-in vote for Thomas Sowell myself.
A must see video at Ms. Underestimated, "speaking truth to power" on the liberal’s war for oil.
At The Deleware Curmudgeon, its bikers for McCain.
Paris Hilton’s energy plan was enough to bring Jules Crittenden temporarily out of his blogging hiatus.
Brain Droppings post on Rep. Luis Gutierrez who wants all immigration raids stopped, equating the Dept. of Homeland Security with the Gestapo.
MoveOn celebrates their "successes" in 2007. It is mindlessness given voice.
CodePink tops their list of concerns with preventing the U.S. from going to war against Iran. Do they realize Iran is already at war with us? Does it matter to them?
Viking Pundit notes how the left looks for any alternative to answer rising oil prices – but increase supply. Can we send these guys some copies of "The Wealth of Naions?"
Bizzy Blog post on an article by John Rutten in the LA Times wherein he opines that the MSM no longer sets the parameters of the news. Bizzy Blog thinks that the lesson to be learned from the MSM’s cone of silence is dependent on whether John Edwards makes a return to politics.
The Anchoress blogs on the many betrayals in the Edwards train-wreck.
At Weapons of Mass Discussion, exposure of how AP is covering up Obama’s communist mentor.
WatchPaul has the story of a murder conspiracy recently uncovered. It makes for a disturbing read.
BarbaraJTJ is posting on how half of our states (25, not 28.5) are not retaining DNA evidence.
Dave in Boca posts his thoughts on the "EU-nuchs, Georgia, and the invasion by Russia." Davie is very intelligent, a former State Dept. officer, and always is worth a read. He sees this as an assessment by Putin that America is weak and now is the time to reassert Russian hegemony over Eurasia.
From Joshuapundit, the Sec. of Def. has authorized a huge expansion of the Afghan military and, finally, unification of the command structure in country.
Four Rightwing Whackos post on the execution of 8 German saboteurs during WWII, back when Democrats still had testicles.
Religion, Islam, Israel
Eternity Road has a series of ruminations, some serious, some tongue in cheek, relating to Catholicism and Church.
Kollarow has an educational post on Shia dogma, posting on the al Madi.
At Blogging For A Free World, the authors note the uptick in violence in the Gaza Strip as Hamas and Fatah batter one another.
At Firebase America, posting on a story out of Genoa, Italy: A proposal to turn a medieval palace in Genoa founded by Crusader knights into a multi-faith prayer centre for muslims, Jews and Christians has run into opposition from local politicians who say muslims are "not welcome".
Yourish posts on how Israel is raising a real stink in Gaza. Its crowd control by skunk.
Elder of Ziyon posts on bias at NBC in their descriptions of Israel and "Palestine."
Stating The Obvious
From Jammie Wearing Fool, researchers in the UK have confirmed the beer goggle theory of beauty and desirability. No kidding.
From Sake White: "When ever I go to one of these youtube videos and see such comments, what I usually am thinking is "just how much of humanity can be sacrificed and our civilization would never even notice the loss"?"
Breakfast People – The Nuts & Flakes
Counterknowledge is posting on author Patrick Geryl who writes that the earth will succumb to the apocalypse in 2012 per the Mayan prophecy.
From Slapstick Politics, the top ten ways that the DNC are like the Beijing Olympics. Very well done. One of my favorites: 8. To the untrained ear (or those of you who disappoint Barack Obama by not speaking a dozen foreign languages), both Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese) and moonbat are completely unintelligible.
Some biting satire at MAD magazine via the Educated Shoprat.
Scrappleface has the first draft of Bill Clinton’s speech to be given at the DNC Convention.