- Did you see this about Pfleger? Michelle Malkin  points this up, today:
Say it with me: Boo-freaking-hoo. Via the Chicago Sun-Times’ Cathleen Falsani:
Pfleger has apologized for “the words that I chose” and for “my dramatization.” Pfleger told me he called the Clinton campaign to apologize directly but had not heard back from Clinton or her representatives.
All that is well and good, but how, as a friend and passionate supporter of Obama’s campaign for president, could he do what he did, with cameras rolling?
Pfleger’s short answer? He didn’t think the service and his “conversation” â€” a more casual address than a classic sermon, he explained â€” were being broadcast live online, as Trinity often does.
“They told me it was down,” Pfleger said. “Their live streaming had been down all day, and they didn’t know whether it was back up. . . . I regret the dramatization that I was naive enough to believe was just going to be kept among that church.”
Ya know, when I was growing up one of the first things I got taught about how to behave is that “character is what you do when nobody’s looking” .
Based on that maxim, it looks like we now have the character of Pfleger pretty well tagged, here, as well as that of the Chruch he was guesting at… And now we’re down to asking the same questions we did a while ago, since we now better understand that this is the way things are at this church, and have been for two decades. That question being, how in the world could Obama have been sitting in the pews of this place, offering up his time, his talents, his money (oh, and lest we forget, OUR money ) if he hadn’t signed onto the hate filled crap they were preaching? It simply doesn’t wash. Obama is an opportuistc liar of a sort that Clinton can only dream about.
Couple that with the idea that this is the real character of the people Obama calls ‘spiritual advisors’.
All that being exposed….No wonder Obama decided to cut bait… something he swore he’d never do.
- Another Honorable Mention at OTB’s Caption Contest 
- So, GM is closing Hummer plants. Understandable, in the short term, but dumb in the long term. Remember the Carter years ? Remember how fuel prices dropped later on and we started moving away from the Altoids boxes they were passing off as cars?
- Samualson calls this one right; Forget “Cap and Trade” just call it what it is, “Cap and TAX” 
- Let’s just call it the ‘Let them eat Cake” conference and let it go at that, shall we?
- Ahmadinejad says Israel will soon disappear … but we’re to accept his nuclear aspirations are peaceful. Remember, this is the guy Obama wants to sit down with. I mean I’ve got my own problems with McCain, but he gets this one right .
- Meanwhile, their buddies in Syria are claiming that Israel should face ‘Nuclear Checks’ … IE Iran should have nukes. Why? Doesn’t that assume that Israel would attack with Nukes? Since they have not for the time they’ve been around, it seems logical they will not going forward, either, save for a situation where they’re under attack. And who would want to attack Israel? Maybe, someone who wants to make them ‘disappear’? Like, Iran and Syria, for example?
- Surber is saying Montana has oil . Lots of it. Around 40 Billion, in fact. Watch for more price drops. Best part, Surber says, no Burkas. Well, no, Don, with all respect the best part is no resistance from the usual Enviro-nazis.
- A guilty plea in Ohio , over terrorism. Yes, the Islamic kind.
- More on the Democrat party split here.  This stiff is not going to heal by november, gang, and perhaps longer.
- Jen Rubin nails it, and the Democrat party will NOT be happy.
We had to withdraw, we were told, because all was lost, it was immoral to sacrifice any more brave Americans for a lost cause, there had been no political progress and nothing further could be gained. But in the face of recent progress, when a chance for success and a good outcome has emerged (acknowledged among the more honest mainstream media observers), we should still leave, and in fact it is more necessary that we should do so?But that is small potatoes next to the real problem: Obama doesn’t think progress is being made, refuses to acknowledge reality and opposed the surge-which even Obama’s greatest defender can admit was the correct course and likely saved us from a “catastrophe.” That obvious dilemma will not be lost, I am fairly certain, on those not predisposed to explain, justify, and protect Obama from unpleasant realities.
Like, for example, voters, huh? Clinton being in the race for as long as she’s been may in fact have been the best possible thing for Obama. The media and the Obama campaign could up till now concentrate on that circus between those two. Now that Clinton looks to be removing herself  from that process soon, (or, maybe not ) Obama and his people are going to have to address these harder questions they’ve been thusfar avoiding. And I honestly don’t think he can.
Addendum: (David L)
Surber is saying Montana has oil. Lots of it. Around 40 Billion, in fact. Watch for more price drops. Best part, Surber says, no Burkas. Well, no, Don, with all respect the best part is no resistance from the usual Enviro-nazis.
And I thought that Don was a coal man. For a technical discussion the Bakken, into see previous post, Betting on Bakken .