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November 30, 2006

Sundance to Feature Horse Sex Movie

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:28 PM

Independent films face a difficult task: to be considered cutting edge, they have to be even more degenerate and morally disgusting than the mainstream slop that oozes out of Hollyweird. But our filmmaking artists are up to the task, as Robinson Devor proves with his documentary "Zoo," which will be included in the Sundance Film Festival's 2007 documentary competition.

The movie examines the story of a man who died after having sex with a horse at an animal brothel outside Enumclaw, Washington.

What it will take to make the 2008 competition, only the Devil knows.

How much is that horsie in the pasture?

On tips from Redford and V the K.

ACLU Nativity Scene

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:06 PM

In honor of the Christmas spirit, the Young Conservatives of Texas are reaching out to the Left with an "ACLU Nativity Scene" that will be displayed on campus at the University of Texas next Monday and Tuesday. Chairman Tony McDonald describes the alternative crèche:

We've got Gary and Joseph instead of Mary and Joseph in order to symbolize ACLU support for homosexual marriage, and of course there isn't a Jesus in the manger. The three Wise Men are Lenin, Marx, and Stalin because the founders of the ACLU were strident supporters of Soviet style Communism.

There will also be a terrorist shepherd and an angel that looks like Nancy Pelosi. But Hot Air suggests that this considerate gesture doesn't go far enough to please the true-blue Left — or even to stay out of court:

Why can't Gary and Joseph have an adopted child? Do the creators of this "nativity" scene have a problem with gay adoption? I see a law suit coming.

Libs Scheme to Demonize the South

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:48 PM

Let's see, who's left for the Dems to demonize after Republicans, Christians, businessmen, and the military? How about Southerners?

Jonah Goldberg reports on a strategy described by Rick Perlstein in The New Republic that would relegate the GOP to regional party status by tying it to the South, while stepping up the age-old anti-Southern propaganda campaign that portrays any white guy living below the Mason–Dixon as a throwback to an earlier stage of evolution who instinctively indulges in the ultimate moral depravity: racism against people other than Caucasians.

According to Perlstein, it's taboo among the Northeastern elite who control the media to let it slip just how much they really hate the South — but they ought to dump the subtle digs and outright demonize the whole region, leaving all correct-thinking people with no choice but to vote for the anti-Southern party, Democrats.

Isn't it wonderful how liberals work to unite our country, unlike those hate-filled conservatives?

Rick Perlstein: Not a fan of the South.

On a tip from V the K.

Naked Crack Fiend Attacked by Alligator

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:35 AM

Let this be a lessen to those who would indulge: Adrian J. Apgar of Polk County, Florida was naked and high on crack when he was attacked by an alligator.

Deputies had to play tug-of-war with the gator to get Apgar free. He suffered a broken arm, a partially amputated arm, and trauma to a leg, and may not live.

Trappers haul in a gator suspected of attacking a Polk County man.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Danny DeVito Video

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:22 AM

Here it is — the vulgar, drunken, moonbat troll Danny DeVito insulting the President and making a fool of himself in front of an audience of chortling cretins on The View:

This is what hanging out with the likes of George Clooney can reduce you to. It's also an excellent example of the sort of people who provide our culture with intellectual guidance.

On a tip from Wiggins.

November 29, 2006

Muslims Go For Our Achilles' Heel

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:22 PM

As new facts come to light, it is becoming impossible to doubt that the radical imams who got themselves thrown off a flight from Minneapolis to Phoenix last week were either planning to hijack the plane or — much more likely — deliberately created the impression they were.

A predictably sympathetic media clucks that the poor radicals were discriminated against just for praying, which is a perfectly legitimate activity when not done by Christians. However, the imams did much more to terrify the other passengers than ostentatiously praising the god of airline terrorism at the top of their lungs.

As FrontPage notes, three of the imams repeatedly shouted "Allah" when passengers were called for boarding. After getting on the plane, they abandoned their assigned seats to take seats near each of the exits — standard procedure for hijackers. Though not overweight, they asked for seatbelt extensions, which they placed on the floor instead of using; seatbelt extensions are great for strangling flight attendants and pilots. Passengers heard them denouncing America and President Bush. They repeatedly moved around in the plane to consult with each other, another bright red flag.

Naturally, moonbats side with the imams. The insufferable Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX) has been shrieking about "racial profiling, harassment and discrimination of Muslim and Arab Americans." The phrase "flying while Muslim" is being shouted with the same phony righteousness as "driving while black."

The imams hit the ground running with a lawsuit that they had apparently planned in advance. Was this the sole purpose of their outrageous behavior? Or is this part of the same intimidation campaign that has featured such absurd confrontations as the Cartoon Intifada?

Another possibility is that Muslims are deliberately disarming us in preparation for the next 9/11. When Jackson-Lee and friends have managed to make it illegal to so much as give an Arab a long look at the airport, it will be all the easier to fly a few more planes into buildings full of Americans.

In any case, you have to hand it to Muslims: they have certainly zeroed in on the West's Achilles' heel — although a blind man could see that political correctness is a gaping hole in our civilization's defenses.

Remember her and the party that produced her on the next 9/11.

Lee Camp: Sounding the Retreat For Christianity

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:02 PM

At a conference in Nashville yesterday devoted to resolving religious conflict, Lipscomb University professor Lee Camp had some suggestions that must be music to Muslims' ears:

We need to forsake the Christendom model. The most basic Christian commitment … is that we say we believe in the Lordship of Jesus. But, if we claim that, how can a Muslim or Jew trust us, if we say Jesus is the Lord of all Lords?

Why should Christians take Christ so seriously? After all, according to Camp:

If I hold to a model of Jesus … what I've committed to in my baptism is loving my enemy. [...] It's an exclusive commitment to the way of Christ, not to the exclusive authority of Christ.

The old "why they hate us" routine was given a religious cast as Camp called upon Christians to examine their sins:

We have such short historical (memory) spans as white Christians. There is a history of anti-Semitism, the violence and bloodshed of the crusades and cultural imperialism. We have to deal with the reality of what Christians have done, which in some cases has been to kill people.

Whereas Islam is the Religion of Peace, as we all know.

Here's an idea I'm surprised Camp didn't think of: why stop at forsaking Christendom? Why not just forsake Christ completely and be done with it? Why not convert to Islam? We would have to live as slaves to a demonic god from the Dark Ages, but at least then the nice peace-loving terrorists would stop trying to kill us.

Now for the scary part: Camp does not teach peace studies or victimology or even journalism. He is on the faculty of Lipscomb University's College of Bible and Ministry, where he helps educate future ministers.

Lee Camp: Let's redeploy our souls to Okinawa.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Animal Rights Goons Close Down Century-Old Business

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:11 PM

Schumacher Furs has been doing business in downtown Portland, Oregon for 112 years — but not for much longer. After an intimidation campaign that has lasted for months, animal rights thugs have managed to drive it away.

The situation is familiar to anyone who has lived in a city with a large moonbat population: sanctimonious kooks with far too much time on their hands single out a business upon which to focus their general hatred of civilization. They set up camp on the sidewalk, heckling and intimidating anyone who tries to go in the store. The police do nothing unless there is actual violence. Eventually the business is forced to close up shop, and moonbats can rejoice in their victory over economic productivity.

In addition to picketing Schumacher Furs, a cult calling itself In Defense of Animals has threatened the owner and his family. There have also been bomb threats against the store. Says the owner:

I don't feel safe entering my own store.

He is not revealing the new location of his store publicly, except to say that it will be on private property so that moonbats can be kept away.

What will be next, after progressives have driven furriers out of business? Eight people were killed when Al Sharpton and friends decided to go after Freddy's Fashion Mart in Harlem for being owned by a Jew. Maybe moonbats will decide to firebomb hardware stores for selling American flags.

In the window at Schumacher Furs.

Columbia: Sodom and Gomorrah University

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:05 AM

There's more to a college education these days than grievance studies. There's also sex, especially at Columbia, where campus TV broadcasts pornography, an S&M club presents live floggings in the classroom, and the $33,246 per year tuition pays for such learning experiences as the "Erotic Cake-Baking Contest" and "Guess the Number of Condoms in the Jelly-Bean Jar."

Miriam Datskovsky, a 21-year-old girl from an Orthodox Jewish background who serves as the "sex columnist" for the student newspaper writes that:

Having sex in the stacks of Butler Library is one of the ultimate Columbia experiences.

Miss Datskovsky describes the Columbia culture:

There's very little dating. It's predominately a hookup scene. Everything is so much easier and so much quicker — you go to dinner and then have sex.

Taxpayers can take pride in helping to finance the naked parties that take place in Columbia's dorms. Other educational activities include "Sexhibition," an annual sex fair that includes "hookups" in the "Tent of Consent"; a "Safer Sex Week" that involves displaying S&M paraphernalia; an S&M demonstration entitled "Thug Play with Princess Wendy," at which students learned about "boot service" and the "fine art of humiliation"; and the "Naked Run," during which students go streaking 1970s style. The on-campus TV station provides a head start for students looking forward to a future in the pornography industry.

Even Ivy League schools have some social standards. Love letters are banned, being regarded by the degenerate moonbats running this sewer as a form of "nonphysical sexual harassment." Naturally, conservative views are not tolerated.

A Columbia prof prepares to give a lecture.

On a tip from Wiggins.

November 28, 2006

Moonbat Prof Calls English-Speaking Americans "Parasites"

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:50 PM

There seems to be no limit to the contempt useless ivory tower moonbats will express toward their own civilization. Take University of Colorado's Paul Campos for example. In a recent diatribe in which he chastises us for objecting to having to press 1 for English in our own English-speaking country, Campos has this to say:

[T]he most significant fact to keep in mind about people who speak Spanish in the United States is this: such people are invariably performing useful labor. In fact, it isn't too much of an exaggeration to say that the odds a person does the kind of work that simply has to get done in order to keep civilization afloat go up in direct proportion to the probability that this person speaks Spanish.
Those among us who build the buildings, and cook the food, and clean the bathrooms, and trim the trees, and care for the children - in short, the people who, in Orwell's phrase, "make the wheels go round" - are increasingly the people who press "2" in order to hear their options in Spanish.
Meanwhile, the immense mass of well-paid parasites who infest our fabulously wealthy nation - the financial analysts, the political consultants, the managers of human resources, the vice presidents for West Coast promotion, the producers of television commercials designed to increase the consumption of certain breakfast cereals, and, needless to say, the syndicated newspaper columnists - will continue to become annoyed at the need to press "1."

Just think, if only we could get rid of the parasites, and all be gardeners and dishwashers, we could generate as much wealth as Mexico. It's a good thing Campos teaches law and not economics.


Hat tip: Slapstick Politics

More Money Moonbattery

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:18 PM

The EU has its euro and soon — unless we're lucky — North America will have the amero, a currency that the misguided would like to see replace the American and Canadian dollars and the Mexican peso.

This integration of North America's economies ought to solve the illegal immigration crisis. After all, when the USA's economy has been brought down to the level of Mexico's, why wouldn't Mexicans stay down south where it's warm?

We're going to have to get rid of our own currency anyway, because US District Judge James Robertson has declared that it violates the Rehabilitation Act. Judge Robertson established his moonbat credentials a couple of years ago by ruling that the terrorists at Club Gitmo are entitled to the benefits you get for being a legitimate soldier who fights in accordance with the international laws of war. Now he's decided that all denominations of our currency being the same size and texture oppresses the blind.

Judge James Robertson finds our money guilty.

On tips from Wiggins and Steve.

English Cops Punished For "Racism"

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:48 PM

Police in Hertfordshire, England are in trouble for circulating an email originating in the USA that shows a criminal getting himself decapitated on railings after jumping from an overpass while attempting to evade arrest. After an investigation that went on for five months, eight sergeants were treated to formal reprimands, and seven civilian supervisors received final written warnings for distributing the series of images, which were fittingly entitled "Do not run from the police."

Why the fuss? Ostensibly they had breached the department's Internet security policy. The real reason: the criminal who lost his head was black. According to Deputy Chief Constable Simon Ash, this could be "perceived as being racist."

Bellowed Keith Jarrett, president of the Black Police Association:

I don't think a robust enough sanction has been taken against the officers concerned, especially the supervisory ones.

The officers should have taken a clue from every lawn jockey in the world getting its face painted white. If only they had photoshopped the pictures to make pretend the perp was Caucasian, all of this trouble could have been avoided.

On a tip from Harry L.

Impressive Stats For Undocumented Murderers

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:15 PM

It isn't always the cream of the crop that sneaks across unguarded borders, as evidenced by the 12 Americans who are murdered each day by illegal aliens.

While we weep and tear our clothes over the carnage in Iraq, it might provide some perspective to keep in mind that the number of Americans killed by "undocumented workers" over the last year alone exceeds the combined American death tolls of the entire Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns.

The numbers are frightening: 4,380 Americans are deliberately killed each year by people who are committing a crime just by being here. That comes to 21,900 since September 11.

So far 2,863 Americans have died in Iraq, and 289 in Afghanistan. The media tells us we're losing the war. We sure are — but not the one in the Middle East.

In addition to the 12 Americans murdered each day by illegals, 13 are killed accidentally by "undocumented" drunk drivers, many of whom have no license, insurance, or clue how to drive.

Then there are the 2,920 American children who are sexually abused by illegal aliens each year.

On the positive side, illegal aliens shave a few pennies off the price of a head of lettuce.

Adrienne Shelly is hardly the only American to be murdered by an illegal alien.

On a tip from Wiggins.

The Moonbat Media's Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of Defeat

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:49 PM

It isn't often that Moonbattery can recommend editorials in the New York Times, but an op-ed by Dominic Johnson and Dominic Tierney warrants a read. The authors point out that the Tet Offensive, Somalia, and Iraq have been perceived as major American defeats. But the first two were defeats only because they were portrayed that way — and Iraq is following suit.

As too few know, it was the communists, not America, that took a pounding in the Tet Offensive. Half of the 80,000 attackers were killed in the first month alone, and not a single South Vietnamese target was held by the Vietcong. Nonetheless, our media chose to spin it as a defeat, and to focus morbidly on the brutality of war. This combined with expectations that had been recklessly inflated by the Johnson Administration to provide a devastating blow to the American public's morale.

Similarly, our adventure in Somalia was overwhelmingly successful from a military standpoint. Unfortunately, it is the public perception standpoint that determines winners and losers in the modern era. When we lost 43 soldiers in Black Hawk Down, no one seemed to notice that our troops had accomplished their mission, and that thousands of lives had been saved in Somalia. Unrealistic expectations of an easy mission were dashed, and our ghoulish media zeroed in on mutilated American corpses dragged by savages through Mogadishu.

The same forces are at play in Iraq. It doesn't matter whether we're winning on the ground. Expectations are unrealistically high, in part because of W's mistake of declaring "mission accomplished" before we got to the hard part. More importantly, the media is determined to report an American defeat.

As our terrorist enemies are all too aware, propaganda is more powerful than the mighty weapons in our military's arsenal. If the media reports that we lose, we really do lose — and the MSM wouldn't have it any other way.

This photo did more than the Vietcong to defeat freedom in Vietnam after Tet.

On a tip from Harry B.

Haiti: A Progressive Paradise

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:57 PM

There is a place where the progressive ideal has been attained — a tropical paradise only an hour and a half from Miami by jet. It's called Haiti.

As Nicholas Eberstadt reports, the scourge of childhood obesity has been solved in Haiti, as has the coarse materialism imposed by capitalist consumerism:

Children are everywhere, many of them painfully thin — some are clothed, some partially clothed, others not clothed at all; not a few bear the marks of illness, infections, or growths that have never been diagnosed or treated. The graying decayed remnants of a few kites entangled on telephone lines provide the only hint that any of these children has ever possessed or enjoyed a toy.

John Lennon boldly imagined a world with no possessions. At last we'll have one if only we'll allow Haiti to lead the way.

Globalization has hardly touched this pristine land. In 2005, total merchandise exports added up to only $55 per person. Everything imported through the port system is estimated to add up to a pound per person per day, despite Haiti being self-sufficient in nothing.

Pure skies prevail even in the city, most residents being too poor to own vehicles or even to burn garbage. You won't find many ecologically insensitive SUVs in Haiti, and rubbish is recycled assiduously, being the population's primary resource.

Unfortunately there is a slight sewage problem, which renders the air in Port-au-Prince almost unbreathable. But the natives display an admirable versatility by using the same clogged canals both for communal latrines and for washing cookware. Unlike many of our own public restrooms, these latrines are most likely free from discrimination based on sexual identity. Men, women, children, transsexuals, transvestites, hermaphrodites — one and all are invited to relieve themselves into the water supply in a fitting tribute to polysexual diversity.

Peaceniks will be particularly pleased to hear that Haiti maintains no standing army, and has submitted to UN jurisdiction. The state has almost completely withered away, in accordance with Karl Marx's prediction. There are only about 7,000 police officers, many of whom work only sporadically and are on the take from criminal elements, leaving the populace free from police oppression.

UN forces keep to restaurants and beaches, avoiding any sort of conflict that would put them up against their highly restrictive rules of engagement. With essentially no law and order, people at last are free to do whatever they want. This helps to check the growth of capitalism, since there is no use acquiring wealth that will only be stolen.

Moonbats dissatisfied with life in America are encouraged to stop threatening to move to Canada, and immigrate to Haiti, the progressive utopia, which has been maintained for a mere $8.3 billion in official development assistance since 1969.

Children of progressive paradise.

With thanks to V the K.

Joe Kennedy Teams Up With Hugo Chavez

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:07 AM

It seemed the Kennedy family had bottomed out with the irresponsible degenerate Chappaquiddick Ted. But Joseph P. Kennedy II has managed to sink further still.

In jarring contrast to JFK's courageous stand against communism, Joe Kennedy has formed an alliance with socialist strongman Hugo Chavez, a brutal thug who openly models himself on totalitarian dictator Fidel Castro and whose regime has been steadily tightening its grip on the throat of what remains of democracy in Venezuela.

An ally of every enemy America has, including Iran's ayatollahs, North Korea, and of course Fidel Castro, Chavez relentlessly denounces the United States. When he is not characterizing our President as "the Devil" to the other corrupt thugs at the United Nations, he is providing discount heating oil to American communities shameless enough to accept it. The idea is to make us look bad, and to convince the willfully stupid that only socialist thugs care about the shivering poor. This sort of propaganda has been helpful in the quest by leftists to sow seeds of totalitarianism throughout Latin America. Recently they've gained ground in Bolivia, Nicaragua, and Ecuador.

Former Massachusetts Congressman Kennedy, who is expected to run for Governor or Senator at some point in the future, has teamed up with Chavez to milk the heating oil charade for publicity. He actually has ads on television boasting of his involvement in an enemy regime's propaganda campaign against his own country.

Obviously, if Chavez had any legitimate interest in helping the poor, he would let up on the socialism so that his own country might stop sinking ever deeper into poverty despite high oil prices. Annual inflation in Venezuela averaged 20% from 2001 to 2005. Chavez's contempt for property rights has made investment virtually impossible, resulting in an ever-shrinking middle class.

Though Venezuela is still nominally a democracy, Chavez has announced that he will rule until 2021. Elections are so characterized by violence, intimidation, and fraud that only Jimmy Carter is willing to endorse them — and even Jimbo would have qualms if Chavez weren't a leftist and rabidly hostile toward the USA.

In the Western Hemisphere, Venezuela is ahead of only Cuba when it comes to press freedom according to Freedom House. It is also second last in Transparency International's corruption perception index.

Yet Kennedy characterizes his complicity with Chavez's anti-US propaganda gimmick as "morally righteous." Falling back on the relativism that has replaced the notion of right and wrong in liberal minds, allowing them to excuse any abomination, he dismisses concern for Chavez's totalitarian tendencies by smirking that there has been "ample room for improvement in the ways that people get elected in Venezuela as well as in Florida."

It's merciful that JFK didn't live to witness this.

Joseph P. Kennedy II beneath a Venezuelan flag.

On a tip from Varla.

Richards' Apologies Are Not Accepted, Naturally

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:28 AM

Unsurprisingly, the black grievance industry is showing absolutely no gratitude for the early Christmas gift it received from kooky comedian Michael Richards.

As we have all heard ad nauseam, Richards lost his cool at a couple of black hecklers and went into an unhinged rant that featured the forbidden "n-word." Inevitably, he has been on his hands and knees groveling for forgiveness ever since. The ritual is reminiscent of the confessions offered up at Joseph Stalin's show trials. Unless Richards is even nuttier than he seems, he knows his career is as dead as Jimmy the Greek's. Yet he crawls and pleads and begs, even appearing on Jesse Jackson's radio show.

Jackson's heart remains cold. He is calling for the politically correct to boycott a recently released DVD box set of the seventh season of "Seinfeld," the sitcom that made Richards famous. Intones Jackass:

We want to give our ancestors a present. Dignity over degradation.

Dignity is a word that would be hard to apply to Richards, whose career is now on a train to Siberia.

Judged by Jackass.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Thin Edge of the Wedge For Dropping Our National Motto?

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:51 AM

"In God We Trust" became our national motto by an act of Congress in 1956. It might be forgotten in these atheistic times, except that it appears prominently on our money, to moonbats' chagrin. But new dollar coins to be released in February suggest the motto is being edged out.

Instead of appearing on the face of the coins, the motto will appear along the thin edge, along with the year and our previous national motto, "E Pluribus Unum."

I'm just glad they haven't put Malcolm X on our currency yet.

Our national motto will cling to the edge.

On a tip from Wiggins.

November 27, 2006

Obese Moonbats Learn How to Throw Their Weight Around

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:42 PM

The victim studies movement that is steadily replacing anything resembling a useful education on college campuses has found a new area to expand: fat studies.

Fat studies is an exercise in unmitigated moonbattery, as an approving New York Times makes clear:

Nestled within the humanities and social sciences fields, fat studies explores the social and political consequences of being fat. [...]
Proponents of fat studies see it as the sister subject — and it is most often women promoting the study, many of whom are lesbian activists — to women's studies, queer studies, disability studies and ethnic studies. In many of its permutations, then, it is the study of a people its supporters believe are victims of prejudice, stereotypes and oppression by mainstream society.

Research topics include how fat people are marginalized, how they are insensitively blamed for their own gluttony and sloth, how doctors exaggerate the health risks of obesity, etc.

Ivory tower moonbats are going through all the usual motions, expressing skepticism about the "war on obesity" and discussing "weightism" in law school tort classes. The anthology "Fat Studies Reader" collects scholarly research on the weighty subject of being fat. One chapter is entitled, "Jiggle in My Walk: The Iconic Power of the Big Butt in American Pop Culture."

A 29-year-old named Stefanie Snider is planning to write a dissertation for the University of Southern California on, in the Times' words, "the intersection of queer and fat identities in the United States in the 20th century." Size 18 burlesque dancer Cookie Woolner, who at age 32 is also still a graduate student, wrote her undergraduate thesis at Hampshire College on "positive representations of fat women in fanzines and underground media."

Meanwhile, tuition skyrockets, college students are found wanting in basic skills, and taxpayers are bled dry on behalf of institutions of supposedly higher learning.

Even some professors are developing a dim awareness of how far they have wandered into the realm of self-parody. Wonders University of Colorado social psychologist Joseph B. Juhasz:

Certainly we have not reached a point where we can do away with queer studies or race studies or women's studies. But where do you draw the line? Is there going to be a department of man-boy-love studies? Do we need polygamy studies? At which point do you say, enough already?

We should have started saying it at least 40 years ago.

Becoming empowered.

Hat tip: PirateBallerina

Botched Joke Kerry Ranked Dead Last in Likability

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:02 PM

Most will be unsurprised to learn that in a poll ranking the likability of 20 top American politicians, John "Botched Joke" Kerry finished dead last.

According to Peter Brown of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute in Hamden, Connecticut:

Americans know who he is, and have pretty much decided they don't like him.

Brown notes that while other candidates still have a chance to make "a good first impression" on voters who are unfamiliar with them, it's too late for Jean François, whom all of us know and most of us loathe.

Nonetheless, he appears still to be in the mix for the 2008 presidential race, blissfully insulated by his haughty ego from the opinions of his would-be subjects.

Unaware that it's already dead, Kerry's living corpse lurches toward another election.

Moderate Muslim Sighting

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:07 PM

A moderate Muslim — i.e., one who does not approve of terrorism or believe that all infidels must die — has been sighted in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His name is Jamal Miftah and he is to be commended for the courage it took to write a piece in Tulsa World in which he criticizes al-Qaeda and calls on other Muslims to condemn terrorism. For his efforts, he has been threatened and kicked out of his mosque.

Did I say "moderate" Muslim? Among Muslims, Jamal Miftah is a radical.

Jamal Miftah, a truly radical Muslim.

Hat tip: LGF

Charlie Rangel Riffs on Kerry's "Botched Joke"

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:33 PM

John Kerry's "botched joke" to the effect that only idiots and losers would be willing to defend our country by fighting terrorists in Iraq still isn't funny, even as told by Charles Rangel. Here's what our next Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee had to say about our troops on Fox News Sunday (Hot Air has video):

If there's anyone who believes these youngsters want to fight, as the Pentagon and some generals have said, you can just forget about it. [...] If a young fellow has an option of having a decent career, or joining the Army to fight in Iraq, you can bet your life that he would not be in Iraq.

Sounds a lot like Hanoi John's botched joke, doesn't it? In the immortal words of Jean François:

You know education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. And if you don't you get stuck in Iraq.

The only difference is, Rangel wasn't joking. But then, neither was Hanoi John. The idea that there could be a nobler motive than desperation for serving in the military apparently hasn't occurred to either of them.

Rangel does his best to smash our troops' morale.

Alex Constantine, The Mad Tinfoil Hatter

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:11 PM

As Oliver Stone's career illustrates, the wackiest moonbats are those drawn to conspiracy theories. For conspiracies so mind-bendingly intricate that they can only be disputed by gasping, "But that's totally insane," readers are referred to Alex Constantine, whose website features this banner:

Alex Constantine's books are tour-de-force incursions into the secret world of American Fascisti, the classified government agencies that act as their Templars and the conspiracies they spawn — fascism, says Constantine, is inherently conspiratorial... and there is nothing theoretical about it...

Thanks to Mr. Constantine's diligent research, we now know that:

Etcetera. It probably all makes sense after a couple tabs of LSD.

The bizarre and frightening America of Alex Constantine.

On a tip from Rob.

Warning: Do Not Date Ecosexuals

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:25 AM

There's a new phenomenon that highlights liberals' famous tolerance: the ecosexual.

An ecosexual is a moonbat for whom environmentalist fanaticism takes precedence over other concerns in personal relationships. Since they tend not to believe in families or in serious commitments to other people, moonbats often find themselves still dating in their 30s and later — late enough in life for their politically correct prejudices to have become thoroughly ossified.

Says Rachel Pearson, a 33-year-old vegetarian designer who makes children's clothes out of "organic" cotton:

I won't date a guy who doesn't recycle. He doesn't have to wear nonleather shoes, but he has to get it.

For awhile she had a relationship going with a film producer. But that all ended when they went out for breakfast one morning and her beau not only ordered meat, but put synthetic sweetener in his coffee. Gasped Ms. Pearson:

I was dumbstruck. I think I ate my entire meal in silence. Pork plus NutraSweet? That was definitely our last date.

A 33-year-old Berkeley acupuncturist had a similar experience, when a woman he soon afterwards stopped dating admitted to eating chocolate cake for dinner:

If you're thinking about a long-term relationship, that's a red flag.

Here I was thinking that moonbats don't have any moral standards.

A suitable date for an ecosexual.

On a tip from V the K.

Enlightened France Still Collaborating With the Nazis

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:55 AM

The Nazis are dead and gone, but apparently it's still not too late for the French to collaborate with them. Police in Paris had to resort to deadly force to prevent a mob from tearing to pieces a Jewish soccer fan after HaPoel Tel Aviv beat Paris Saint-Germain in a UEFA Cup match.

After being identified as Jews, local supporters of the Tel Aviv team had to run for their lives after the match. Yaniv Hazout would have been killed if a plainclothes policeman, having been driven into a corner by a mob chasing Hazout, hadn't opened fire in self-defense.

Attackers shouted "filthy Jews" and "death to the Jews." No doubt there would have been more violence if Israeli fans hadn't been kept at the stadium for an hour after the match to prevent them from being assaulted.

Vichy French give Nazi salutes.

On a tip from Wiggins.

November 26, 2006

Cornell Student Opposes Thanking Our Troops

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:39 PM

More moonbattery reaches us from the City of Evil, where Cornell junior Rob Fishman denounces the idea of expressing gratitude to our troops fighting terrorists in Iraq on our behalf.

According to Fishman, inviting us to honor the sacrifices of our soldiers is a "crafty strategy of misdirection," aimed at tricking us into siding with our own country in the war. The idea that you can support surrender and also support the troops doesn't wash with Fishman:

I wonder how much longer we can separate the actions of our troops from the White House's stubborn policy of "Stay the Course." [...] I thought the Nuremberg Trial of Eichmann had put to bed the defense that you can just "follow orders."

Don't blame Dick Durbin for Fishman's notion that our troops are the moral equivalents of Nazi war criminals. Cornell being an Ivy League school, he's probably hearing it from each one of his professors.

Though thoroughly insincere, maybe Charlie Rangel's call for a military draft has some merit after all. It would be highly educational for the pampered moonbats who write in college papers to step outside the ivory tower and get a glimpse of the sacrifices others make to preserve their right to run their mouths.

Durbin's not the only moonbat who can't tell our troops from Nazis.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Will Natural Selection Cure Us of Moonbattery?

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:53 PM

Though attempting to use it to advance their ideology causes progressives to lapse into dogmatic absurdity, Darwinism certainly has some validity. It takes a lot of gullibility to buy into the cherished liberal belief that human life is just a meaningless random accident occurring to no purpose in a mindless void. But that's not to say there is nothing to natural selection, a mechanism that rids the world of species that are unfit to survive — moonbats, for example.

From a recent New York Times interview with Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of the moonbattery-infested Episcopal Church:

NY Times: How many members of the Episcopal Church are there in this country?
Schori: About 2.2 million. It used to be larger percentagewise, but Episcopalians tend to be better-educated and tend to reproduce at lower rates than some other denominations.
NY Times: Episcopalians aren't interested in replenishing their ranks by having children?
Schori: No. It's probably the opposite. We encourage people to pay attention to the stewardship of the earth and not use more than their portion.

A liberal through and through, Schori sides with a hostile religion against her own, opining that Christians have "a terrible history" and condemning the condemnation of Muslim violence.

She's not the first moonbat whose self-hatred has taken the form of discouraging reproduction. A cult calling itself Voluntary Human Extinction Movement calls for a complete end to it. Ecokook Eric Pianka of the University of Texas has proclaimed that the world would be better off with 5.8 billion fewer humans. The leftists at Newsweek are openly pleased that the West is becoming depopulated.

Gary L'Hommedieu of St. Luke's Cathedral in Orlando has this take on Schori's statements:

Katharine Jefferts Schori presides over a denomination whose numbers are falling like lightning from heaven. [...] Maybe it's not the fact that Episcopalians have watered down (or polluted) the gospel. Maybe it's not all the trendy innovations and social experiments. Maybe it's the religious expression of something more sinister from deep within our culture: a death wish.
Well not "death wish" in the Charles Bronson sense; more in the sense of Malcolm Muggeridge: not a form of active suicide or even a passion for danger; more a self-imposed decline, a systemic "failure to thrive". [...]
In nature survival and reproduction are one and the same. The urge not to reproduce is a fundamental negation of the life of that species or group. It's a failure to thrive — a flat, clinical way of saying the beginning of the end. [...]
This is a snapshot of a culture that has lost its will to survive.

Fortunately, the more grounded people are in conservative values, the more likely they are to raise their children instead of aborting them — a clear example of natural selection at its most beneficial.

Less fortunately for Western Civilization, cultural self-loathing and resulting depopulation are not problems the Islamic world needs to worry about. Mark Steyn contrasts Schori's self-satisfied nihilism with Fatma An-Najar, a 64-year-old Palestinian grandmother who recently became a heroine to her fellow Palestinians by blowing herself up in an attempt to kill some Jews. She left behind 41 grandchildren. That's about 40 times the average in some parts of Europe.

Meanwhile, actress Scarlett Johansson frets that if it were up to the President, we would abort too few of our children.

As Steyn concludes:

It's the intersection of demography and Islamism that makes time a luxury we can't afford.

The good news is that Schori's "stewardship of the earth" is not going to fall to the Episcopal Church, or to decadent degenerates like Johansson. The bad news (for us) is that Fatma An-Najar's 41 grandkids may each have 41 grandkids of their own.

Schori: Onwards toward extinction.

On a tip from V the K.

At Least Some Have Property Rights

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:16 AM

Some think the abominable Kelo decision — which allowed the government to seize property from one private owner and give to another for the sake of increasing tax revenues — meant that Americans no longer enjoy basic property rights. But this is not so; some Americans enjoy such extensive property rights that their property is inviolate, even when they leave it on land they don't own — namely, derelicts in Fresno, California.

U.S. District Court Judge Oliver W. Wanger has ruled that the city's attempts to prevent itself from degenerating into a cross between a zombie movie and a leper colony by cleaning up hobo encampments must be put on hold while a lawsuit slowly seeps through the legal system.

The ACLU and the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights are behind the suit, which aims to punish police and sanitation workers for cleaning up bums' garbage. No longer may squatters encampments be bulldozed so that the public can make use of its land. As America takes another step in the direction of Third-World status, Maria Foscarinis of the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty crows:

This is very significant in protecting not just the rights of homeless people in Fresno, but nationally. It's the court saying, "Yes, there are legal rights, constitutional rights that are at issue here and this case needs to go forward."

An attorney for Fresno notes that the city doesn't have the space, money, or manpower to log and store all the garbage bums leave lying around. City officials add that squatter settlements are nuisances, safety hazards, and hotbeds of crime. As Captain Greg Garner testified:

We see evidence of drug use, we see human feces, we see other materials that we would be concerned about. If someone says this is my property, they're allowed to keep it.

To bad we can't all say the same.

A derelict encampment in Fresno. Get used to the look.

On a tip from V the K.

November 25, 2006

Moonbats Imagine

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:33 AM

Kudos to Mike Rosen, for taking on the patron saint of baby boomer moonbats, John Lennon, by taking a closer look at the fatuous lyrics to the tune "Imagine," in which Lennon dreams about a nightmarish hippie dystopia to which the politically correct are expected to aspire:

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Even if you don't believe in rewards or punishment in the hereafter, responsible adults don't live just for today. They defer gratification and save for a rainy day and retirement. Think of the parable of the grasshopper and the ant.

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

No, I can't imagine that. It's anti-historical and contrary to human nature. People are inherently tribal and nationalistic. They band together, linked by common cultures, superstitions, beliefs, values and preferred systems of political economy.

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

You're a dreamer. Never happen. The only way the world would be as one is under the guns of a militaristic, totalitarian regime. And even that would only be temporary. Empires invariably fall.

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

Good heavens, no! This is right out of The Communist Manifesto. No possessions? You mean no property rights? That means no rewards, no incentives, no creativity and very little production. Moochers living off a dwindling pool of hard workers. Who's going to harvest the crops while the "dreamers" are smoking dope and flashing peace signs with that silly grin on their faces? What everyone owns, no one owns. Think of the graffiti on the walls of community-owned property like a New York City subway station men's room. By comparison, have you ever seen graffiti on the walls of a bathroom in someone's private home?

As Rosen illustrates, the "puerile lyrics [...] sound like a collaboration of Karl Marx, Cindy Sheehan and Dennis Kucinich." No wonder our culture has been deformed by moonbattery, if childish fools like John Lennon are treated like wise holy men.

Rosen was reminded of this moonbat anthem by recent pronouncements by Sir Elton John, who announced that all religion should be banned and lamented that Lennon isn't around to lead hippies into a resurgence. Sir Elton is the kind of guy who gets knighted in a generation that grew up listening to "Imagine."

Imagine a world in which people know better than to take moonbats seriously.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Terrorism Defined by Iran

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:56 AM

It appears that we do not have what it takes to follow through on the Bush Doctrine, as evidenced by the fact that we aren't fighting back against Iran, which continues to export terrorism into Iraq and which has enshrined suicide bombing as a central component of its own military doctrine.

Not that there's anything wrong with suicide bombing. It isn't terrorism; Christianity is terrorism. According to Hassan Abbasi, director of Iran's Doctrinal Analysis Center for Security Without Borders, the suicide murders of random civilians is a noble expression of Islam. Referring to the pretext for the Cartoon Intifada, Abbasi opines that

[German chancellor] Merkel and [U.S. president] Bush's support of the Danish newspaper, which insults Islam's prophet, has damaged their reputation in the Islamic world and has raised the question of whether Christianity, rather than Islam, is of terrorist nature.

This is terrorism:


This is not terrorism:


Got it? If so, you qualify as a full-fledged dhimmi. Reuters is hiring and will be pleased to receive your resume.

On a tip from V the K.

O.J.: Victim of a "Modern-Day Lynching"

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:13 AM

According to Eddie Jones of the Los Angeles Civil Rights Association, O.J. Simpson, who was able to walk away a free man after murdering two Caucasians after his lawyers skillfully played the race card to a sympathetic jury, is actually a victim of racism. Jones doesn't like it that News Corp. finally discovered the concept of shame and pulled "If I Did It," the book/TV interview combo designed to capitalize financially on the murders O.J. committed.

Jones explains:

O.J. should have been able to tell his side of his story for the book. He was exonerated and acquitted of all charges, but in the eyes of white America, he is still guilty. It's a modern-day lynching.

Yes, O.J. was exonerated. The poor guy's as innocent as Alcee Hastings.

That race card just keeps on getting played, to the benefit of no decent people.

Put upon by racists.

November 24, 2006

Let's Draft the Elderly

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:19 PM

Someone flaky enough to support Charlie Rangel's insincere and demagogic call for reinstituting the military draft has been located, unsurprisingly in moonbat-infested Ithaca, New York, aka "The City of Evil." An editorial in the Ithaca Journal admits that Rangel is full of beans when he claims that the War on Terror is somehow oppressing minorities, but buys into the maudlin moonbat argument that we could avoid wars if only they were fought by the conscripted "children" of politicians, rather than professional soldiers.

But they do make an interesting point:

Should the consequences of waging war be shouldered by all members of society — the rich, the poor, the young and the old?

In other words, why should only soldiers have to shoulder the burden? Have you noticed how few of our senior citizens are fighting in Iraq? This particular imbalance has been seen in past wars also. To correct historical injustices, I propose that in the future, our military be staffed by draftees conscripted from retirement homes.

Not killing their fair share of terrorists.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Jimmy Carter Too Much of a Moonbat Even For Alan Dershowitz

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:44 AM

Even his fellow libs are getting a bellyful of Jimmy "The Dhimmi" Carter, the sanctimonious kook whose disastrous presidency continues to haunt us to this day. Alan Dershowitz, generally not a critic of moonbattery, has chosen Huffington Post of all places to denounce Carter's venomous propagandizing against Israel.

Dershowitz describes Jimbo's recent diatribe "Palestine: Peace not Apartheid" as "indecent," and provides a long list of distortions, omissions, inaccuracies, and downright lies that can be found on its pages. Here's a good one:

Carter blames Israel, and exonerates Arafat, for the Palestinian refusal to accept statehood on 95% of the West Bank and all of Gaza pursuant to the Clinton-Barak offers of Camp David and Taba in 2000-2001. He accepts the Palestinian revisionist history, rejects the eye-witness accounts of President Clinton and Dennis Ross and ignores Saudi Prince Bandar's accusation that Arafat's rejection of the proposal was "a crime" and that Arafat's account "was not truthful" — except, apparently, to Carter. The fact that Carter chooses to believe Yasir Arafat over Bill Clinton speaks volumes.

What speaks volumes about the Left is that a character like Carter — who will always vehemently side with the bad guys, twisting reality into whatever deformed shapes might inflict propaganda damage on the United States and Israel — continues to be treated as something deserving more respect than slime mold.

Dershowitz's criticisms are unlikely to affect Carter's hallowed reputation in the realm of international moonbattery. Today he was even granted another honor as exalted as the Nobel Peace Prize that he was awarded explicitly for undermining his own country's policies in the Middle East. As Moonbattery exclusively reports, Jimbo has been immortalized with the new disturbingly lifelike Dhimmi Carter Pez dispenser:


Illegal Aliens Causing Chaos on the Roads

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:25 AM

The illegal alien crisis is causing chaos on the streets of tiny De Queen, Arkansas, which averages one accident every week involving Hispanic drivers without licenses, many of whom apparently don't know how to drive.

According to Mayor Billy Ray McKelvy, the problem is not Hispanics in general, but specifically illegal immigrants, who usually don't have driver licenses — or insurance. Many are repeat offenders, whose cars are impounded for only a week or two when they get caught. One has collected six misdemeanor citations for driving without a license. Says McKelvy:

I think this is becoming a problem all over the country.

The average amount of damage per vehicle in these accidents was estimated at $3,000 — just one of the many costs of not defending our territorial integrity. Some apparently believe that we make it all back by driving down labor costs, but that's not much consolation to those whose pay is being driven down.

Vehicular chaos: Among the many prices we pay for illegal immigration.

British Bishops Object to Campus Persecution

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:07 AM

Anglican and Catholic Bishops have had it with attempts to suppress Christianity on British campuses, complaining that Christians face "considerable opposition and discrimination" and that their rights of "freedom of expression, freedom of belief and freedom of association" have been violated.

The complaint follows news that Edinburgh University and other schools have used the ironic trick of employing antidiscrimination provisions to discriminate against Christians, suspending the privileges of Christian Unions on the grounds that they discriminate against non-Christians. To avoid being banned, the Christian Unions would have to allow atheists and Muslims to sit on their ruling committees and address their meetings.

The point of these absurd demands is of course to effectively ban Christian groups from college campuses. Imagine the uproar if someone tried to ban Muslim groups.


November 23, 2006

Alcee Hastings: Give Me Post or the Conservatives Will Have Won

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:20 AM

Here's how impeached former judge and Nancy Pelosi favorite Alcee Hastings explains why his fellow Dems should support him for Chair of the House Intelligence Committee: if someone who isn't a criminal gets the post instead, then the conservatives will have won. Cries Hastings:

I hope that my fate is not determined by Newt Gingrich, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, Michael Barone, Drudge, anonymous bloggers, and other assorted misinformed fools.

It's an honor to think that Moonbattery deserves to be included among that elite group of "anonymous bloggers" and "other assorted misinformed fools."

In the past, those who think that crooks like Hastings don't belong in positions of great responsibility have included not only "misinformed fools," but quite a few Democrats, including Pelosi herself — and, as Byron York notes:

Rep. Steny Hoyer, the future Majority Leader, also voted to impeach. And so did the lawmakers who will soon chair powerful House committees. Rep. Conyers, now in line to become chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, voted to impeach. Rep. Charles Rangel, soon to chair the Ways and Means Committee, voted to impeach. Rep. Barney Frank, in line to head the Financial Services Committee, voted to impeach. Rep. Henry Waxman, next chair of the Government Reform Committee, voted to impeach. Rep. John Dingell, in line to chair the Energy and Commerce Committee, voted to impeach. Rep. George Miller, soon to head the Education and the Workforce Committee, voted to impeach. Rep. David Obey, in line to chair the Appropriations Committee, voted to impeach. Rep. Ike Skelton, next chair of the Armed Services Committee, voted to impeach. Rep. John Spratt, next in line for the Budget Committee, voted to impeach. Rep. Howard Berman, next head of the Ethics Committee, voted to impeach. Rep. Tom Lantos, in line to chair the International Relations Committee, voted to impeach. And Rep. Louise Slaughter, next chair of the Rules Committee, voted to impeach.
So did other well-known Democratic lawmakers like Rep. John Lewis, Rep. (and later Sen.) Barbara Boxer, Rep. (and later Sen.) Charles Schumer, Rep. (and later Sen.) Richard Durbin, Rep. Ed Markey, Rep. Ron Dellums, Rep. Julian Dixon, and Rep. Richard Gephardt.
In fact, just about everybody in the House voted to impeach Judge Hastings: the vote was 413 to 3.

Like O.J., Hastings managed to squirm his way out of a conviction in criminal court, though the evidence had to be quite damning to earn that 413–3 vote. But O.J. might not be the best choice to chair the House Intelligence Committee either.

Hastings is right about this much: if he doesn't get the chair, conservatives will have won — because no self-respecting conservative would want to subject the country to Nancy Pelosi's conception of the "most ethical Congress in history."

Alcee Hastings explains why only misinformed fools want honest government.

Hat tips: Hot Air, Blue Crab Boulevard

Scandinavia Draws Tourists With Animal Bordellos

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:16 AM

Among the many things we have to be thankful for this Thanksgiving is that we are not domestic animals in progressive Scandinavia, where freakazoids shell out $85–170 for private parties with four-legged sex slaves.

Sex tourists reportedly travel to Denmark to visit animal bordellos from throughout northern Europe. According to a dissertation from the Institute of Criminology at the University of Oslo, 22% of Norwegian veterinarians have treated animals that they suspect of having been sexually molested by people.

You have to wonder just how low we'll sink before some sort of moral revulsion kicks in.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Katrina Scammers Anything But Grateful

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:59 AM

Unfortunately not everyone is thankful on Thanksgiving. After a church gave a $75,000 house to Joshua Thompson and his apparent wife, who claimed to have been left homeless by Katrina, the Thompsons flipped the house without ever moving in, walking off with a cool $88,000.

Said Jean Phillips, a real estate agent and member of the Temple of Deliverance Church of God in Christ:

They came in humble like they really needed a new start, and our hearts went out to them.

"Take it up with God," Thompson smirked to a TV reporter.

On a tip from Bill V.

Rosie Finds Some Homophobia

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:32 AM

It was not a good idea to have former American Idol twinkie Clay Aiken serve as guest co-host on "Live With Regis and Kelly." As co-host Kelly Ripa put it:

I don't think he was respectful in any way.

Aiken's behavior was so out of line, at one point he put his hand over Ripa's mouth to shut her up — something that just isn't done on talk shows, even as a joke. Ripa responded with as much good nature as she could:

I don't know where that hand's been, honey.

Considering that Aiken had been shaking hands with numerous audience members, it was not only disrespectful but unhygienic to slap his paw over his co-host's mouth. Yet Rosie O'Donnell found a more sinister motive for Ripa's response, declaring on "The View" that it was homophobic. While Ripa was thinking of germs, Rosie's mind naturally gravitated to a delightful homosexual activity called fisting.

Whether Aiken is gay or only seems to be is not known.

Rosie: Fisting on her mind.

On a tip from Monsoon.

November 22, 2006

Wal-Mart Still Trying to Placate Moonbats

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:05 PM

In an attempt to placate hostile liberals like the Breck Girl and the union goons at, Wal-Mart continues to shoot itself in the foot by pandering to moonbattery. Now it is donating $75,000 to Al Gore's alarmist Climate Project.

It has also grovelingly announced that 3,900 of its stores and Sam's Club outlets are selling Prince Albert's movie and book "An Inconvenient Truth." Customers have the option of buying the DVD with a compact fluorescent light bulb, which will supposedly save the planet from climate fluctuation by conserving energy.

Past pandering has included a $25,000 payoff to the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, which has annoyed enough conservatives to cost business.

Fred Smith Jr. of the Competitive Enterprise Institute observes that Wal-Mart is good at business but not at politics:

Because it hasn't been able to legitimize itself for what it is — an extremely creative, efficient way of distributing goods and services Americans need — it's been attacked.

Why should Wal-Mart — or any other successful company — have to "legitimize itself"? More from Smith:

The business school corporate social responsibility crowd says: "If you'll only go green or push workplace diversity or anti-sexism or anything but your business, you'll be loved in America."


A corporation is not a government. It's not responsible for everything. It's a special-purpose entity to do something that is critically important: provide a good product or service at affordable prices. If there were more of that around the world, we would be in a much, much better planet than we are today.
Now with 5% more moonbattery.

Muslim Schoolteacher Hides Anti-American Message

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:28 AM

In yet another appalling example of public school teachers attempting to impose moonbattery on impressionable kids, a Johnston County, North Carolina high school teacher named Khalid Chahhou gave students an assignment that involved translating vocabulary words and finding them in a grid of letters. The word search added up to a whole paragraph. Here it is:

Sharon killed a lot of innocent people in Palestine. Hamas is not a terrorist group. They have the right to defend their country. This is something that forms part of our freedom and dignity. Allah help destroy this body of evil that is making human life so miserable. Destroy America, a country where evil is sponsored.

Chahhou was actually supposed to be teaching Spanish, not Jihad For Dhimmis. He also teaches Arabic and religious studies at a mosque in Cary. He's a native of Morocco, which for some reason he left for a country he wants to see destroyed.

Naturally parents were disturbed to find an Islamic extremist teaching their kids. But school official Steve Scroggs shrugs that teachers can't be discriminated against for their political or religious affiliations — even if their religion is a death cult and the political views involve advocating the destruction of our country. Says Scroggs:

You simply can't ask someone's political ideology during an interview, any more than you can ask them their religion, or any more than you can ask them other personal information.

Fortunately Chahhou resigned, and CAIR appears not to have stuck its nose into the matter.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Janet Reno Weighs in Against War on Terror

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:16 AM

Noted libertarian Janet Reno, aka "The Butcher of Waco" — who as Bill Clinton's Attorney General was responsible not only for keeping the law off her boss's back but also for sending in tanks to kill American children in Waco and storm troopers to abduct a Cuban child in Miami so that he could be sent back to the totalitarian hellhole from which his mother had died rescuing him — has weighed in on the War on Terror. She appears to be against it.

Along with other former Justice Department officials, she has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case of enemy combatant Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, a citizen not of this country but of Qatar, who was arrested for being an al-Qaeda sleeper agent. As he cools his heels in a South Carolina military prison, al-Marri is the only enemy combatant held inside the USA.

Reno and friends want him to be tried in a regular court of law, O.J. style, as if he were a common criminal and not a foreign terrorist.

If foreign al-Qaeda operatives are granted the civilian jury trials to which they are clearly not entitled, the implications should be obvious. Intelligence officials will have to reveal secret information that will cripple efforts to infiltrate terrorist networks. Witnesses will be subject to retaliation. Terrorists wise enough to get themselves arrested in Keith Ellison's district will be found not guilty by reason of sympathetic juries.

Like Jimmy Carter, Reno had her chance to do her job and did not do it well. Now that she no longer holds her position, she ought to hold her tongue.

Filed friend-of-the-terrorist brief.

On the Moonbat Menu

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:28 AM

On the moonbat menu this Thanksgiving will be the world-famous Tofurky roast, over 1 million of which have been sold since its launch in 1995. It's vaguely like turkey, but contains no animal products, being synthesized out of a tofu–wheat protein blend.

According to Seth Tibbott, founder of the company that invented the product, sales are a lot healthier in blue states.

Now if they could just replace all those macho, violent football games with something more sensitive, badminton tournaments maybe...


November 21, 2006

Moonbats Exploit Thanksgiving to Preach Anti-American Revisionist History

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:47 PM

San Francisco's Bill Morgan is among the schoolteachers who have replaced traditional celebrations of Thanksgiving with what the America-loathing propagandists at AP are pleased to call a "more realistic look at the complex relationship between Indians and white settlers." On the taxpayer's dime, he walks into his third-grade class wearing a pilgrim hat made out of black construction paper and snatches away the kids' belongings, announcing that they now belong to him because he "discovered" them.

Get it? Our ancestors didn't settle America, they stole it — or at least that's what children are being taught by a generation of warped moonbats who use our educational system to train children to hate their own country.

Even some Indians have reservations (so to speak) about ramming down little kids' throats a revisionist version of Thanksgiving that perverts a peaceful feast shared by settlers and natives into yet another excuse to denounce America. Says Los Angeles substitute teacher Chuck Narcho, a member of the Maricopa and Tohono O'odham tribes:

If you are going to teach, you need to keep it positive.

Others, however, wallow in moonbattery, including Omaha member Laverne Villalobos, who wants Thanksgiving reenactments banned from her local school because she considers the holiday a day of mourning. Presumably anyone with Indian blood should spend the day sulking, and the rest of us should spend it hating ourselves.

Needless to say, no kids will be learning that prior to European settlement, the Americas were populated by stone-age savages who had not even advanced to the level of using wheels or riding animals, and who were known to indulge in ritual torture, cannibalism, and human sacrifice. When civilization arrived, the natives frequently raided settlements, burning them and abducting women and children, whom they enslaved. I'm glad to leave all this out of third-graders' Thanksgivings, if the moonbats could just drop the "we stole this country" crapola.

Evil pilgrims.

On a tip from Brooklyn Red Leg.

Hangdog Murtha

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:16 PM

This ought to break some hearts. It seems John "Abscam Jack" Murtha, radical Islam's best friend in Congress prior to Keith Ellison's election, is not taking it well that he lost his Pelosi-backed bid for Majority Leader to Steny Hoyer. Via A Little More to the Right:


American Diplomat Wins Award For Denouncing USA on Al-Jazeera

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:35 PM

It's nice to see that at last they're taking action on Alberto Fernandez, the Senior US diplomat who used al-Jazeera as a soapbox to denounce the "arrogance and stupidity" of American policy. From Fox News:

Well after a month of silence, the State Department is finally speaking out on Fernandez — not to condemn him, but to praise his "integrity, courage, [and] sensitivity."
Fernandez was selected from three department nominees for the Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Public Diplomacy by Tufts University... for his work with pan-Arab media ... to increase the number of appearances by U.S. officials.
He receives a certificate signed by Secretary Condoleezza Rice — and $10,000 in cash.

When we finally throw the UN out of the US, let's make sure the State Department goes with it.

Foggy bottom moonbat Alberto Fernandez.

Hat tip: LGF

Mexico's Leftist Loser Swears Himself In As President

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:24 AM

Making up in comic genius what he lacks in electability, left-winger Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who lost the Mexican presidential election last July 2 to Felipe Calderon, has sworn himself in as President of Mexico.

Senator and "human rights activist" Rosario Ibarra placed a presidential sash across Lopez Obrador's shoulder, a full three weeks late for Halloween.

In an excellent bargain for Mexicans, Lopez Obrador pledged "to protect the rights of Mexicans and to defend Mexico's sovereignty and patrimony, and ensure the happiness and welfare of the people" — all presumably free of charge, since imaginary presidents probably don't show up on the government payroll.

Less beneficially, the platform for Lopez Obrador's parallel government will call for more of the street protests that have already injured the Mexican economy by prompting travel warnings from the American Embassy. The shadow president plans to draw up a new constitution that will limit the power of corporations, the media, and the "neo-fascist oligarchy" that voters chose over him, as well as dictate to the USA whether we can build a fence to keep out Mexican invaders.

In an apparent bid to get himself thrown in jail — if not a mental asylum — Lopez Obrador is scheming to foil Calderon's inauguration ceremony on December 1. Sounding remarkably like a BDS-afflicted Gore supporter, the make-pretend President announced:

We are going to make Calderon realize at all times that he is an illegitimate leader.

Columnist Armando Fuentes aptly described the phony swearing-in ceremony as "a circus act, a farce." Lopez Obrador's Democratic Revolutionary Party is second largest in Mexico's Congress.

Lopez Obrador swears himself in.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Arrogant Imams Kicked Off Plane For Terrifying Passengers

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:49 AM

Six Muslims were removed from a US Airways flight from Minneapolis to Phoenix after they decided to launch into a swinging rendition of Allahu Akbar on board the plane.

The six were on their way home from a conference of the North American Imams Federation, which was attended by Keith Ellison, radical Islam's new representative in Congress.

As if oblivious to the effect it would have on other passengers, who would naturally interpret it as a prelude to yet another Muslim terrorist attack, three of them stood up in the plane and started reciting Islamic prayers.

After a passenger expressed concern about their ominous behavior, airport security workers asked them to leave the plane; they refused and were removed forcibly.

Sniveled Omar Shahin of Phoenix:

I never felt bad in my life like that. I never. Six imams. Six leaders in this country. Six scholars in handcuffs. It's terrible.

The heart bleeds, doesn't it? Of course, the terrified passengers might not have felt great about the experience either, but that's what they get for not being multicultural enough to embrace Islam.

Naturally CAIR — a poisonous cross between Hamas, the ACLU, and Jesse Jackson/Al Sharpton — was quick to arrive on the scene. Yelps spokesman Ibrahim Hooper:

CAIR will be filing a complaint with relevant authorities in the morning over the treatment of the imams to determine whether the incident was caused by anti-Muslim hysteria by the passengers and/or the airline crew. Because, unfortunately, this is a growing problem of singling out Muslims or people perceived to be Muslims at airports, and it's one that we've been addressing for some time.

For some time is right: ever since this happened:


To its immense credit, US Airways refused to put the praying imams on another flight (according to Hooper), probably due to their openly intransigent attitude, which indicated that they would only make another scene and scare the passengers again. No doubt the company will be sued into bankruptcy for showing a little backbone on behalf of its customers.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Europeans Buying Into Global Warming — With Other People's Cash

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:46 AM

Europeans seem to be swallowing global warming hysteria hook, line, and sinker. Yet there are limits to how far they will go to rescue the planet from the threat of warmer weather.

A poll for the Financial Times found that 86% of the population in Britain, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain believe that humans are contributing to climate change; 45% even believe that this will pose a threat to them and their families.

If all they have to do is give up some freedom, there's no problem: 68% would support restrictions on their behavior and purchases to reduce the alleged threat. But using economically efficient alternative energy is a different matter. Only 12% strongly favored investment in new nuclear capacity, whereas 29% were strongly opposed to building new nuclear facilities.

The answer, according to Europeans, is renewables: 85% want their governments to spend more on renewable energy. But apparently citizens expect governments to spend someone else's money, not their own, because less that a quarter would give up as much as one week's wages.

Maybe they could run their economies on pixie dust — provided someone else pays for it.

On a tip from Beef Brisket.

Hollyweird Bimbo Decries Unaborted Children

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:02 AM

Actress Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation) has joined the long list of dim-witted entertainment industry degenerates who offer President Bush the ultimate compliment by heaping scorn upon him. Johansson, who piously crows that she is so "socially aware" (and presumably socially active) that she gets tested for HIV twice a year, warns of the dark fate that will befall us if we follow the moral example of Christians like W instead of her own Hollyweird crowd:

We are supposed to be liberated in America but if our President had his way, we wouldn't be educated about sex at all. Every woman would have six children and we wouldn't be able to have abortions.

The horror.

Scarlett Johansson: Another moral beacon for moonbats.

On a tip from Bill V.

November 20, 2006

Moonbats Plot to Defend Ayatollahs With Global Orgasm

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:21 PM

Warning: you may soon experience a change in Earth's energy field. is planning a Global Orgasm to save Iran's terrorist regime from American imperialism. The cosmic occurrence will take place on "Solstice Day," December 22. From their Mission Statement:

The mission of the Global Orgasm is to effect change in the energy field of the Earth through input of the largest possible surge of human energy. Now that there are two more US fleets heading for the Persian Gulf with anti-submarine equipment that can only be for use against Iran, the time to change Earth's energy is NOW!

Anyone can participate. All you have to do is have sex and think moonbatty thoughts.

The intent is that the participants concentrate any thoughts during and after orgasm on peace. The combination of high-energy orgasmic energy combined with mindful intention may have a much greater effect than previous mass meditations and prayers.

Results will be measured on the "worldwide monitor system of the Global Consciousness Project." This is only the first of seven Annual Solstice Synchronized Global Orgasm for Peace events, which will reach their thundering climax on the 2012 December solstice, "when the Mayan Calendar ends with a new beginning." is the brainchild of Donna Sheehan and Paul Reffell, who also founded Baring Witness, a cult of nudist kooks who spell out anti-war messages with their naked bodies in public.

Reffell has managed to cram human history into his cramped hippie ideology. It seems that conflicts between societies are simply an outgrowth of men attempting to impress potential mates, a phenomenon he sums up as "my missile is bigger than your missile."

Naked moonbats for peace.

Rangel Pulls the Draft Ploy Again

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:53 AM

Charlie Rangel is at it once again with his favorite political ploy, loudly calling for the reinstatement of the military draft.

He pulled the same stunt before the invasion of Iraq in January 2003, and again earlier this year. It went nowhere in the Republican Congress. With Dems soon to take control, leaving Rangel himself at the helm of the Ways and Means Committee, he is digging it up again, despite a nearly universal lack of interest.

No doubt Rangel knows that 70% of the population opposes the draft, that the military doesn't want one, and that there is no way a bill bringing it back will make it through Congress before circumstances change so that a draft would actually be necessary. The point is to draw attention to himself, allowing him to indulge in the irresponsible demagoguery that has been the hallmark of his career. An example:

There's no question in my mind that this president and this administration would never have invaded Iraq, especially on the flimsy evidence that was presented to the Congress, if indeed we had a draft and members of Congress and the administration thought that their kids from their communities would be placed in harm's way.

Whereas no one much cares what happens to the noble soldiers in our all-volunteer force, who are lazy and stupid — just ask John "Botched Joke" Kerry.

Rangel with a kindred soul.

On tips from nanc and Wiggins.

British Soldier Banned From Harrods on Remembrance Day

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:15 AM

Here's one to file under "But They Support the Troops":

Remembrance Day (November 11) is the equivalent of our Veterans Day. It's honored in Canada, Australia, and of course Britain, where this last Remembrance Day a British soldier was not allowed to enter Harrods department store in London lest his uniform upset the other shoppers.

Lt. Daniel Lenherr had just taken part in a parade honoring those who died defending Britain's freedom when a security guard refused to let him into Harrods with his wife and 1-year-old son, in accordance with Harrods policy.

British shoppers should note that rivals Selfridges and Harvey Nichols are open-minded enough to let uniformed soldiers shop in their stores.

Harrods owner Mohamed al-Fayed.

On a tip from Steve.

Moonbat Math

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:48 AM

Math isn't warm and fuzzy enough for moonbats, so they have found a substitute to teach children. Called "fuzzy math," it takes the emphasis off drills and memorization and wanders off into touchy-feel theories about how children must find their own path to the answer. Unsurprisingly, it doesn't work.

One Seattle area mother complains:

When my oldest child, an A-plus stellar student, was in sixth grade, I realized he had no idea, no idea at all, how to do long division, so I went to school and talked to the teacher, who said, "We don't teach long division; it stifles their creativity."

As a result of flaky educators putting moonbattery ahead of insensitive 2+2=4 kind of stuff, the math skills of American kids lag way behind other parts of the world. Observes R. James Milgram, a math professor at Stanford:

There's increasing understanding that the math situation in the United States is a complete disaster.

But that's only the point of view of a mathematician. The educrats who design curriculums prefer dreamy theories about students constructing their own problem-solving strategies to boring multiplication tables. Consequently parents who want their kids to learn math are forced to hire tutors.

It's not that they aren't getting anything at all for the zillions of tax dollars that keep public schools afloat. The kids may not learn long division, but at least they're taught how to put condoms on cucumbers and all about the racist horrors of American capitalist exploitation.

Maybe some educrats belong in this corner.

On a tip from V the K.

November 19, 2006

Botched Joke Still Wants to Be Prez

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:23 PM

After insulting American troops once again, this time implying that they are stupid and lazy, John "Botched Joke" Kerry crept back into his crypt for awhile, so as not to cost Dems the midterm elections. But now he has crept right back out again, and still suffers from the unnerving delusion that he could one day become Commander in Chief of the armed forces he so often maligns.

When asked if the "stuck in Iraq" insult that he lamely attempted to pass off as a botched joke would undermine another run for the White House in 2008, Hanoi John replied, "Not in the least."

Here's what Kerry has to say about keeping out of people's faces in the last days prior to the 2006 elections:

Since we had very close races, I made the decision to make certain that I didn't distract. The results speak for themselves.

By Jean François' own reckoning, the Dems won Congress because he was willing to go away for awhile. Yet he will probably run for POTUS again. Go for it, Botched Joke!

Maybe Botched Joke should consider a different career path.

November 18, 2006

Multiculturalism Lays Claim to UGA Restrooms

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:45 PM

The University of Georgia at Athens is the latest to designate "gender neutral" restrooms:

Michael Shutt, an assistant dean of students and director of the university's year-old Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center, said the move came out of safety and comfort concerns for transgender students.

Shutt frets that

there is always the chance that people can be harassed in restrooms if they don't look like they fit the norm and there can sometimes be assault or abuse in those cases.

Apparently there are still enough men on college campuses that if a guy wearing women's clothes starts exposing himself in the ladies room, somebody's boyfriend might be waiting for him when he comes out. It's nice to see that remnants of civilization still persist even within the ivory tower.

Sign of the times.

On a tip from The Right Reverend Rabbi Judah.

A Moonbat Dies in Cuba

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:17 PM

It's always a pleasure to report good news: Black Panther William Lee Brent, who hijacked a passenger jet to communist Cuba in 1969 and has subsisted there ever since, has died of bronchial pneumonia.

Even Brent came to miss America, but he had no regrets about the hijacking, boasting:

I was a soldier in the war for black liberation.

It's anyone's guess why black Americans would be better off due to a maniacal member of a criminal organization hijacking a plane full of innocent civilians to one of our country's worst enemies.

Brent ran off to Cuba to escape trial for his involvement in a 1968 shootout in which two police officers were seriously wounded. Not even Castro was very happy to have him, but sending him back to the USA to stand trial would have been the responsible thing to do, so Brent was allowed to sit around in an apartment listening to jazz records until his miserable life finally petered out.

V the K asks:

So, which comes first? Samuel L Jackson wins an Oscar for playing him in the movie Panther? Or former Black Panther lawyer Hillary Strap-On Clinton nominates him for a Congressional Medal of Freedom? (Following in the footsteps of her Consort, BJ Clinton, who pardoned a bunch of terrorists on her behalf.)
William Lee Brent, deceased ex-pat moonbat.

When Is an Animal Not an Animal?

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:44 PM

Animal sex is in the news again in Duluth, Minnesota, where a guy is in trouble for developing an intimate relationship with a dead deer he found by the side of the road.

Bryan James Hathaway, whose previous sexual exploits include shooting a horse to have sex with it, was charged with the misdemeanor offense of sexual gratification with an animal. But his lawyer has come up with a defense worthy of Bill Clinton, who haggled over what the word "is" means. Hathaway's public defender Fredric Anderson argues that since the deer was dead, it was no longer an animal.

There is some logic here. After all, if a human isn't a human until after he or she is born, how can a deer be a deer after it's dead?

If this line of defense doesn't pan out, maybe Fredric can find examples of animals having sex with other animals that are dead, which would prove that the practice is perfectly normal and ought to be accepted. From there we could move on to dead animal marriage, leading to the next civil rights frontier, the right of a man and his dead animal spouse to adopt a child.

It's got that look in its eye...
On a tip from Wiggins.

LBJ Faced the Same Fifth Column

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:00 PM

Another free-spending Texan once stood where W stands now. Lyndon Johnson might have given birth to a monster that will eventually cripple our society with his "Great Society" expansion of the welfare state, but at least he understood that our totalitarian enemies need to be fought.

Yesterday tapes were released of LBJ questioning advisors about troop escalation in Vietnam in 1966, as the war worsened and his party suffered midterm election defeats. His perception of the New York Times remains accurate:

The Times is run by a bunch of commies, and they want to get out of Vietnam and yield it to them, and I don't think I can quite do that.

Too bad so few of today's Democrats would take this point of view.

LBJ could relate to Bush's challenges.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Homosexual Animal Propaganda Targets Kids

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:06 AM

It's enough to warm the heart of any metrosexual progressive. Two male penguins at New York City's Central Park zoo adopt a fertilized egg and raise their chick as their own, proving to the satisfaction of moonbats everywhere that there is nothing unnatural about homosexuality or even the bizarre and atrocious phenomenon of gay marriage.

The story inspired a book entitled "And Tango Makes Three," which to the fury of Shiloh, Illinois parents, is being made available to children, despite its perverted undertones.

For now the book will not even be moved to the adult section, because school district Superintendent Jennifer Filyaw finds it "adorable" and age-appropriate for its target audience of 4–8-year-old children. The male penguins are described in the book as being in love.

A sequel waits to written, because the famous "gay" couple has split up. When a female penguin was introduced, one of the males devoted his attentions to her instead of his erstwhile same-sex partner.

Wondered Dee Boersma of the University of Washington in Seattle:

Why does anyone bond? Why do people want to get married and divorced? Presumably, they've got their reasons.

Here's one reason that might not have occurred to Dr. Boersma: because a healthy relationship consists of a male and a female, in the animal world just as in the human world. That's how future generations are produced.

Pro-gay propaganda targets 4–8-year-olds.

On tips from Metalgarth and Wiggins.

November 17, 2006

Breck Girl's Lackey Tried to Get PS3 From Wal-Mart

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:49 AM

As previously noted, zillionaire trial lawyer John Edwards (aka "the Breck Girl") has joined forces with the union front to attack Wal-Mart for indulging in capitalism. Yet on the same day that the Breck Girl was assailing the beleaguered retailer in a conference call with union-backed moonbat activists, a staff member in Raleigh asked a Wal-Mart electronics department manager to provide a coveted PS3 for Edwards' kid.

Wal-Mart responded that the Breck Girl will have to wait his turn like everyone else:

While the rest of America's working families are waiting patiently in line, Senator Edwards wants to cut to the front.

During the conference call, Edwards boasted that his six-year-old is too politically correct (or too snooty) to approve of wearing sneakers purchased from Wal-Mart.

Nobody says "cheese" like the Breck Girl.

On tips from Pam and Bill V.

Ann Richards Gets the Perfect Tribute

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:07 AM

In a fitting tribute, the Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin has been renamed the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge after the former Texas Governor.

Richards, who died in September, was best known for her hostility to the Second Amendment, her alcoholism, and for attacking Bush 41 with the famous one-liner:

Poor George, he can't help it... He was born with a silver foot in his mouth.

She served one term before being dispatched by W (whom she had referred to as "some jerk"), despite having outspent him by $2.6 million.

Considering her moonbat credentials, it's certainly appropriate that the bridge renamed in her honor is home to the world's largest urban bat colony. As many as 1.5 million bats live underneath it.

Bats erupt from under the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge.

On a tip from Byron.

UCLA Punk Mostafa Tabatabainejad Planning to Sue

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:14 AM

How is this for unsurprising:

Mostafa Tabatabainejad, who got himself tasered by refusing either to produce ID or to leave UCLA's Powell Library, and who responded to the tasering by getting down on the ground and shrieking until he was deservedly tasered some more, is filing a lawsuit.

No doubt he will collect a few million extra of other people's money for being of Iranian descent.

If you could pass for Middle Eastern, don't waste time working. Just go to the nearest college library, refuse to show ID or leave, and when an officer comes to escort you out fall limp to the floor like Tabatabainejad did "to avoid participating in what he considered a case of racial profiling."

In other unsurprising developments, moonbats are planning a rally, and the Hamas-affiliated CAIR has arrived on the scene to exploit the whole farce Al Sharpton style.

A climate in which anyone who even looks like a Muslim is immune from security rules and does not have to obey police orders is the greatest gift we've given to terrorists yet.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Michael Moore Smugly Gloats

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:38 AM

Save this link in case you're low on motivation when the 2008 campaign season rolls around. It leads to a Michael Moore rant in which he smugly and condescendingly gloats over the liberal policies he believes the Dems' paper-thin Congressional majority will allow them to ram down the country's throat.

Here's what he has to say regarding the Second Amendment:

We will not take away your hunting guns. If you need an automatic weapon or a handgun to kill a bird or a deer, then you really aren't much of a hunter and you should, perhaps, pick up another sport.

If you didn't vote in 2006, 2008 will be a good time to imagine your home being invaded and your family killed because Michael Moore and friends don't trust you with a handgun.

Won't confiscate rifles — for now.

On a tip from Brooklyn Red Leg.

Breck Girl, Osama Obama Target Wal-Mart

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:02 AM

While some frivolously worry about the spread of Islamic terrorism and the ongoing demographic conquest of the Southwest, others have found more ominous dragons to slay: like Wal-Mart.

Featherweight presidential hopefuls John "Breck Girl" Edwards and Barack "Osama bin Osama" Obama are pandering to the Left by addressing supporters of the United Food and Commercial Workers union front, which is trying to bring the highly successful retailer to heel for being able to sell goods at such low prices by resisting unionization.

Only moonbats could object to wide selections and low prices. A Pew Research poll found that 70% of conservative and moderate Democrats view Wal-Mart favorably, but 53% of liberal Democrats dislike the company. The farther left you venture to go, the higher Wal-Mart's disapproval ratings are likely to rise.

United Food and Commercial Workers has decided that it ought to be in charge of Wal-Mart's work scheduling, pay scale, etc., and is counting on socialistic politicians to help them bring down the retail giant.

When unions whistle, the Breck Girl answers the call at top speed.

On a tip from Wiggins.

November 16, 2006

Tom Connolly: Another Victim of the Patriot Act?

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:35 PM

Lawyer and Democratic activist Tom Connolly has made himself known in the past by leaking information about W's drunken driving arrest right before the 2000 election, and to a lesser extent by wearing a Bush mask while he dances for passing motorists. This year Connolly decided to celebrate Halloween by dressing up like Osama bin Laden and menacing passing cars with a plastic AK-47 from a highway overpass at rush hour.

When police responded to calls, plastic grenades tumbled to the ground as Connolly approached the officers. Fortunately for Connolly, he wasn't shot. Less fortunately, he's being charged with terrorizing, reckless conduct, and criminal threatening.

Tom Connolly on his way to the lockup.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Flying Foreign Flags Banned in Nevada Town

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:12 PM

In what Reuters describes as "the latest swipe by a U.S. community at illegal immigrants," the Mojave Desert town of Pahrump has voted to ban flying a foreign flag above the American flag or on its own.

Explained board clerk Paul Willis:

All of the illegal alien protesters are waving Mexican flags, and we just got tired of it. This is the United States, and the Stars and Stripes should fly supreme.

If you have a problem with that, you probably don't belong in Pahrump, Nevada.

A post office in Maywood, California.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Patriot Act Claims Its First Victim

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:52 PM

On Tuesday night a young man was asked to leave after being caught in UCLA's Powell Library CLICC computer lab without at "BruinCard." His steadfast refusal earned him a blast with a Taser from campus police. This inspired him to get down on the floor and started shrieking hysterically. His semicoherent cries will live long in the annals of moonbat lore:

Here's your Patriot Act, here's your fucking abuse of power!

When he resolutely declined to get up off the floor, he was treated to more well-deserved juice from the Taser. Someone caught the sorry spectacle on film:

A campus hero has been born.

On a tip from Pat.

Wal-Mart Derangement Syndrome

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:54 PM

Wal-Mart will never be forgiven for demonstrating the benefits of capitalism to the average citizen. To get an idea with how obsessed moonbats can get with the world's most successful retailer, visit, which describes itself as a "social movement" with over 180,000 supporters.

While critics of socialism have the challenge of getting the media to acknowledge the genocide, slavery, and abject poverty that have been inflicted in its name, Wal-Mart's enemies have the even tougher job of inventing reasons for us to resent a store that helps keep inflation and unemployment low while providing us with things we need at affordable prices. details at mind-numbing length the many reasons that working at Wal-Mart is a fate deserved only by the damned. Yet it is not explained why every time Wal-Mart overcomes moonbat resistance to open a new store, thousands line up to apply for jobs. Wal-Mart is blamed for holding down wages, but those seriously concerned about this issue would devote their energy to combating illegal immigration, not propagandizing against discount stores.

Poor Wal-Mart is even blamed for the cost of government programs for which its employees are eligible. For providing people with jobs, Wal-Mart's enemies would like to present it with a bill to finance the government's habit of shoveling other people's money at those who don't need it.

The retailer is also accused of destroying the environment, increasing traffic, discriminating against women, buying too many goods from China, not inviting the unionization that is killing our auto industry, exploiting child labor, blighting communities (by providing jobs and cheap goods?), and even desecrating Indian graveyards.

If there's anything actually wrong with Wal-Mart, it's that its management foolishly tries to befriend liberals who are going to hate it anyway by forcing employees to endure pro-homosexuality "sensitivity training."

Even after 9/11 it will apparently be news to some that we have an enemy out there, and it isn't Wal-Mart.

Yet people keep shopping there to save money.

On a tip from Wiggins.

UN Kooks Advocate Polluting Atmosphere to Prevent Global Warming

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:41 PM

Global hysteria continues to devolve into dangerous absurdity. At the UN's annual conference on climate change in Nairobi, Nobel laureate Paul Crutzen called for deliberately spewing massive amounts of pollution into the atmosphere to cool the planet by shading us from the sun.

In response to the alleged 1° Fahrenheit rise in temperatures over the last 100 years, UN moonbats are getting serious about "geoengineering" concepts like Crutzen's:

The Dutch climatologist, awarded a 1995 Nobel in chemistry for his work uncovering the threat to Earth's atmospheric ozone layer, suggested that balloons bearing heavy guns be used to carry sulfates high aloft and fire them into the stratosphere.

You see, the common air pollutant sulfur dioxide reflects solar radiation. But this isn't a one-time fix:

A massive dissemination of pollutants would be needed every year or two, as the sulfates precipitate from the atmosphere in acid rain.

Nothing all the SUVs in the world could do to the atmosphere comes near the damage UN moonbats will inflict, once they get the funding they need from a compliant (i.e., liberal) American government.

But other than financing absurd projects to destroy the planet in the interests of saving it, the USA will have to keep a low profile. Although Crutzen reports that reception for his plan to create "global haze" has been "more positive than I thought," Jonathan Pershing of World Resources Institute warns that world reaction will be less positive if America is perceived to be behind the idea.

Indonesian Casts Evil Spell on W

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:06 PM

W's flawless taste in enemies has manifested itself in Indonesia, where a sorcerer named Ki Gendeng Pamungkas has cast a spell that will send spirits to possess the President's Secret Service detail during an upcoming visit.

Pamgunkas killed a goat, a snake, and a crow and mixed their blood with spice and broccoli to make a special potion. Some of it he drank, and some he smeared on his face. He expressed confidence the spell would work because "the devil is with me today."

Not being an American citizen, Pamonkeyspaz was not able foil Bush by voting Democratic in the recent election, so he's making do as best he can.

Republicans have failed to reach out to witchdoctors.

Dennis Kucinich: Cut Off Our Troops' Air Supply

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:49 PM

Dennis Kucinich knows just how to end hostilities in Iraq: cut off funding to our troops.

Thanks to the Dem takeover of Congress, Kucinich will soon be Chair of the Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations, a subcommittee to which we should hope no serious responsibilities will be entrusted. Here's what he had to say in an interview with his fellow moonbats at Democracy Now:

We have to determine that the time has come to cut off funds. [...] That's the ultimate power of the Congress, the power of the purse. That's how we'll end this war, and that's the only way we're going to end this war.

Good thing Kooksinitch isn't in charge of the International Space Station. If astronauts were outside doing repair work, he might decide to bring them in by shutting off their air supply.

Taxpayers should not expect any savings from the cash cutoff. After we turn Iraq over to the UN, Iran, and Syria, we need to pay to reconstruct everything the terrorists blow up. But this will teach us a lesson for starting an "illegal war" that was "based on lies" and caused by our "insistence on grabbing oil."

Dennis Kucinich: Congressman, moonbat, elfin twerp.

Pelosi's Grip Already Slipping

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:27 AM

It certainly didn't take Nancy Pelosi's iron grip long to slip. Despite her backing of the corrupt and seditious moonbat John Murtha for Majority Leader, the rank and file had other plans, choosing her rival Steny Hoyer instead by a vote of 149–86.

Democrats managed to take Congress because many of them ran as moderates. Some have suspected that this was an act, and that once in Washington they would toe the line of established left-wingers like Pelousy, who is accustomed to subordinates who vote in lockstep according to her ultrapartisan commands. Maybe some bipartisan cooperation will be possible in the new Congress after all.

Maybe she needs a heavier whip.

Two Moms, No Dad on Birth Certificate

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:00 AM

Future archeologists will have their work cut out for them trying to make sense of the records our society is leaving behind. As the result of a recent state Supreme Court ruling declaring that homosexual couples are entitled to the same rights as married couples, the birth certificate of a baby born in New Jersey this week will have two lesbians who are "domestic partners" listed as the parents.

What a start in life, when even your birth certificate is all screwed up by moonbattery.

On a tip from Bill V.

Cataloging Global Warming Lies

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:44 AM

It's a big job to keep track of all of the ways the unscrupulous have perverted science in the interests of politics to fabricate the phony "consensus" that insufficient taxes and regulations are causing catastrophic global warming.

Prometheus is a good place to start. A recent post breaks scientific misrepresentations related to disasters and climate change into 17 categories, with links to pursue all of them:

Misrepresentation by ABI of UK Foresight flood assessment

Misrepresentation by UNEP of disaster loss trends

Misrepresentation by former head of IPCC of disaster loss trends

Misrepresentation by New York Times of trends in disaster losses

Misrepresentation by editor of Science of detection and attribution of trends in extreme events

Misrepresentation by editor of Science of attribution of Katrina to greenhouse gas emissions

Misrepresentation of literature of disaster trends and climate in article in Science

Misrepresentation by lead IPCC author responsible for hurricane chapter of attribution of Katrina to greenhouse gas emissions

Misrepresentation of ABI report on future tropical cyclone losses

Misrepresentation by Al Gore of state of hurricane science and attribution of Katrina

Misrepresentation by Time of science of hurricanes and attribution of Katrina

Misrepresentation by IPCC WG II of storm surge impacts research

Misrepresentation by AGU of science of seasonal hurricane forecast skill

Misrepresentation by Environmental Defense of attribution of Katrina to greenhouse gases and prospects for avoiding future hurricanes

Misrepresentation in the Washington Post of the science of disaster trends and future impacts

Misrepresentation in Stern report of trends in disaster losses and projections of future costs

Misrepresentation by UNEP of trends and projections in disaster losses

On a tip from V the K.

November 15, 2006

O.J. Gets His Own TV Special

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:15 PM

As moonbattery reduces our culture to ever baser levels of vulgarity, it isn't easy for broadcast television to hit the new lows required to hold our attention. Yet somehow, they always manage.

Fox plans to broadcast a two-part special with O.J. Simpson, who was able to get away with butchering his wife and her friend and then take custody of her children afterward by hiring high-priced lawyers who adroitly played the race card. Coyly titled "O.J. Simpson: If I Did It, Here's How It Happened," the special will run November 27 and 29, in the family-oriented holiday period between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

O.J. will tell everyone how he committed the murders — while still denying that he committed them.

If Fox can find advertisers shameless enough to support this abomination, maybe they'll give O.J. his own sitcom. He certainly has a gift for smirking and mugging for the cameras.

O.J.: A sitcom next?

On a tip from Metalgarth.

Keith Ellison to Swear on Koran

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:39 PM

Apparently the newly elected Keith Ellison will be sworn into Congress with his hand on a Koran — a document that many of his fellow Muslims interpret as calling for the annihilation of our civilization.

With a few exceptions, nobody seems very upset about it, even in light of his ties to Louis Farrakhan's Nation of Islam and to the Hamas-affiliated CAIR. As noted earlier, Ellison's supporters interrupted his acceptance speech with jihadist cries of "Allahu Akbar!"

I wonder if confirmed crook Alcee Hastings will find a place for Ellison on the Intelligence Committee.


On a tip from nanc.

John Murtha, Ethics Reformer

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:05 PM

It seems the corrupt moonbat John "Abscam Jack" Murtha doesn't think much of an ethics and lobbying reform bill that party leaders are pushing. Murtha groused to the Blue Dog Coalition:

Even though I think it's total crap, I'll vote for it and pass it because that's what Nancy wants.

It's the least he could do, considering that his boss Nancy Pelosi is putting her weight behind his bid to become Majority Leader. An unnamed Democratic lawmaker wasn't impressed:

"My agenda will be Nancy's agenda" — he kept saying that. The performance was stunningly awful.

Who can blame Abscam Jack for making a face when he's forced to swallow ethics legislation? He's not exactly the personification of probity. John Fund quotes another unnamed Democrat on the prospect of Murtha becoming Majority Leader:

We are supposed to change business as usual, not put the fox in charge of the henhouse.

Says another:

It's not just the Abscam scandal of the 1980s that he barely dodged, he's a disaster waiting to happen because of his current behavior.

Murtha was an unindicted co-conspirator in the Abscam probe, avoiding a trip to the slammer only because the Democratic Speaker of the House leaned on the Ethics Committee to drop charges against him. The prosecutor resigned in protest.

Nowadays Murtha focuses on earmarks. Being the top Dem in the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee has allowed him to become the leading recipient of defense industry cash. His brother Kit Murtha, an erstwhile "earmark specialist" for KSA Consulting, brought in earmarks for at least 16 defense manufacturers. The LA Times reported that

most of KSA's defense contractor clients hired the firm in hopes of securing funding from Rep. Murtha's subcommittee, according to lobbying records and interviews. And most retained the firm after Kit Murtha became a senior partner in 2002.

As Melanie Sloan of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington puts it:

Ms. Pelosi's endorsement of Rep. Murtha, one of the most unethical members of Congress, shows that she may have prioritized ethics reform merely to win votes with no real commitment to changing the culture of corruption.

Because of Abscam Jack's resolute efforts to protect corrupt pols like himself from ethics probes, Gary Ruskin of the liberal Congressional Accountability Project has said that

when it comes to institutional policing of corruption in Congress, John Murtha is a one-man wrecking crew.

Murtha responds to complaints about his corrupt behavior with John "Botched Joke" Kerry's favorite words, "swift-boating attack" — implying that he is beyond criticism because he used to be in the military.

His ethics background gives some insight into how this veteran and "rock-solid patriot" would be so willing to betray his country and the troops fighting for it in exchange for media adulation by incessantly undermining the war effort in Iraq, calling for immediate surrender, deliberately discouraging military recruitment, and even hyping alleged American atrocities like his apparent mentor Botched Joke Kerry.

Having been "swift-boated," Abscam Jack bursts into tears.

Hat tip: TMPmuckracker, on a tip from V the K.

CBS Moonbat Claims Republicans Lost Congress on Purpose

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:19 PM

In a bizarre op-ed that straddles the fence between tinfoil-hat paranoia and another botched joke, CBS moonbat Lloyd Garver suggests that Republicans lost Congress as part of a Rovian plot to put George Herbert Walker Bush back in the White House.

The idea is that Dems will be blamed if Iraq continues to be a problem, and that there will be a backlash if they let nuts like future Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee John Conyers get too vindictive (here he has a point). Also, losing the election allowed W to fire Donald Rumsfeld, which Garver seems to believe he could only do after the Dems took Congress.

Garver seizes on the presence in Washington of Bush 41 personnel Robert Gates and James Baker as support for his whimsical notion as to who will be placed in the White House by Republicans' insidious schemes:

So, who do they plan on running for President in 2008? Let's see. Who's comfortable with all these friends and advisors of the first George Bush? Who has experience in waging war against Iraq? And who could become president without saying one negative word about the current president? There's only one man who fits this bill. That's right — George Herbert Walker Bush.

Maybe CBS should bring back Dan Rather to restore a little relative sanity.

Lloyd Garver has not been taking his meds.

Robert Byrd in Line For Presidency

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:44 AM

Scary as it is to think of San Francisco liberal Nancy Pelosi in line for the presidency after Vice President Cheney, her own backup isn't much better. Senator Robert "Sheets" Byrd has been named President Pro Tempore, meaning that when the new Congress is sworn in, he will be next in line after Pelosi.

Byrd is proudly known as the King of Pork:

They call me "The Pork King," they don't know how much I enjoy it.

His rhetorical gifts produced this famous quote:

I should rather die a thousand times and see old glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again than see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen of the wilds.

As a Kleagle, Byrd was responsible for recruiting new KKK members. This may explain his reflexive and unyielding opposition to all black nominees, including Thurgood Marshall, Clarence Thomas, and Condoleezza Rice.

Also reflexive is his opposition to American military efforts associated with Republicans, though he is quite the hawk when fellow Dems initiate the action. Discover the Networks reports:

Byrd voted for the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and wholeheartedly supported his mentor President Johnson during the Vietnam War. "I was the last one that ran out of Vietnam," he remembered years later. "I supported President Johnson to the end." By contrast, Byrd did not support most of President Reagan's military initiatives; he voted against fighting Communist insurgents in Central America, and against the Strategic Defense Initiative for a missile defense system. His distaste for Republican-led military action continued during the administration of President George H.W. Bush (1989-1993), when, in 1990, he voted against authorizing the use of force against Iraq in what would become known as the 1991 Persian Gulf War. Yet during the presidency of fellow Democrat Bill Clinton, Byrd voted for the use of American military force in Haiti, Bosnia, and Kosovo.

Sheets opposed removing Saddam Hussein from power, despite having this to say:

We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons.

Here's wishing the President and Vice President the very best of health.

Sheets Byrd and friends.

Why Google Doesn't Acknowledge Veterans Day

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:15 AM

Regarding Google's unwillingness to acknowledge Veterans Day, the 100% blue company has issued a form letter to stave off angry customers. Via WorldNetDaily:

Thank you for your note. We understand your concern and interest in seeing a Veteran's (sic) Day Google logo. If we were to commemorate this holiday, we'd want to express reverence; however, as Google's special logos tend to be lighthearted in nature, this would be a particularly challenging design. We wouldn't want to create a graphic that could be interpreted as disrespectful in any way.

I believe this explanation holds for Memorial Day and September 11 too.

However, it does not seem to hold for Remembrance Day. Maybe Canada's version of Veterans Day just isn't as solemn. Here's the logo they've used:


Poppies are associated with Remembrance Day — just as American flags are associated with some of the days Google doesn't choose to acknowledge. Maybe a flag theme would be too jingoistic — though they use flag themes on the Fourth of July, when they can be more "lighthearted."

On tips from The Right Reverend Rabbi Judah and nanc.

San Francisco Kills JROTC Program

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:21 AM

In news from Nancy Pelosiland, San Francisco's Board of Education has voted to kill a 90-year-old Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps program.

Moonbats admit that the program is extremely popular, and that it helps kids to stay in school and out of trouble. But their ideology comes first. Chirps former teacher Nancy Mancias:

We need to teach a curriculum of peace.

Besides being inherently politically incorrect, the military discourages open homosexuality, to the outrage of progressives. The military also makes possible the American way of life, for which San Francisco liberals will never forgive it.

Even Mayor Gavin Newsom realizes his fellow libs have gone too far:

It's important for the city not to be identified with disrespecting the sacrifice of men and women in uniform.

Too late for that. This is the town that wouldn't allow the WWII battleship Iowa to dock until it was paired with a museum memorializing gays in the military and made to host an "annual peace symposium."

Refusing to participate in the country's common defense is hardly out of character for San Francisco. Its Board of Supervisors approved a resolution denouncing the USA Patriot Act. San Francisco is a sanctuary city that refuses to participate in any efforts to reassert the USA's territorial sovereignty.

Maybe San Francisco would like to secede from the union. Then it wouldn't have US troops soiling its sacred ground. It's more than welcome to go its own way — so long as it keeps Pelosi.

San Francisco moonbats protest JROTC.

On tips from Jim D and V the K.

"Botched Joke" Kerry Relegated to Back Seat

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:24 AM


I recognize Senate Dems Chuck Schumer, Harry Reid, Patty Murray, and Dick Durbin, but who's that forsaken-looking guy in the background? He looks vaguely familiar...

In light of last week's election debacle, there isn't much good political news — except this: the insufferable John "Botched Joke" Kerry is officially out of it. After a long career of extremely irresponsible statements denigrating our troops, he is at last being called to account, though only because his fellow Dems have finally noticed the word LOSER tattooed in fluorescent pink across his botoxed brow.

Not that Kerry won't play a role in the new Democratic Senate. He will be head of the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship — the equivalent of putting a conservative Republican Senator in charge of the Committee for Cross-Cultural Sensitivity.

Is Hollywood Squares still on? Maybe he could get a gig there.

Bye John!

Hanoi John will not be rescuing our troops.

November 14, 2006

Jesus Doll Too Christian For Christmas

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:24 PM

Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Co. offered to donate 4,000 foot-high dolls that quote Bible verses to the Marine Reserves' Toys for Tots program, so that they could be distributed to needy children this Christmas season. But there's one problem with the dolls: they are too Christian.

Explains Bill Grein of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation:

We can't take a chance on sending a talking Jesus doll to a Jewish family or a Muslim family.

The rejected Jesus doll recites such hateful infidel rhetoric as "Love your neighbor as yourself." It retails for $20.

Remind me again what we celebrate on Christmas — I thought it had something to do with Christ, but that can't be right, or it would have been banned lest a Muslim decide to be offended.

The offensive Jesus doll.

Hat tip: Tammy Bruce.

Libertarianism Meets Moonbattery at Reason

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:46 PM


In addition to providing an excellent argument against taking a vote away from Republicans by voting Libertarian, Reason Magazine offers some insight into the kind of folks who are glad to be rid of Senator Rick Santorum. Here's what they have to say about the picture above:

Man, I haven't taken this much pleasure in the suffering of a small child in days.

This is downright kindly compared to some of Reason's commenters. While a few were civil, others ridiculed the kids in the picture:

Jeff P: I see a "Santorums" sitcom. The daughters are Frowny and Weepy, and their son, who gets laughs each week when he inserts something new up his bum and makes that exact face (with funny sound effect).
toshiro_mifune: At some point you have to admit that crying little fat grils are funny - even if you feel bad for them they're still funny. The only thing better would be offering her a pony to cuddle away those sorrows and then, at the last minute taking it away and laughing. Repeat as needed.
steve: Ah, she's just going to grow up to be another one of the Right's fundie nutjob foot-soldiers anyway. So do we really have to wait until she's a bible-thumpin', homo-hatin' adult before we make fun of her? I think not.
CaptainMOAB: Someone mentioned giving the girl a pony. I agree, comfort food is nice at times like this.

Then there were those for whom ridiculing the kids in the picture wasn't enough. The reference below is to Gabriel Michael Santorum, who died two hours after birth:

Jon H: Wait... I don't see the dead one. Is he there?
aaa aaa: Jon H, no, their child who died in 1996 shortly after birth is not standing up on the podium next to them.
Jon H: Not even in a jar?
The Wine Commonsewer: How do you make a dead baby float? Two scoops of dead baby in a mug of root beer.
isildur: How do you get 10 dead babies into a shoebox? A blender. How do you get them back out? A straw.

Et cetera. The explanation for how people of certain political persuasions can live with themselves after advocating abortion, infanticide, and cloning humans for the purposes of medical experimentation may be simpler than anyone would have guessed; some of them just don't like children:

aaa aaa: Man, I hope you guys never have kids of your own.
Pirate Jo: No lie, after looking at that picture, I think my tubes just tied themselves.
Tony Cadena: I don't want kids for this very reason. They are such needy little cry babies. They are constantly in need of attention.
Chris S.: Santorum should be blamed for this, and I'm not talking about his decision to bring her on stage. I'm talking about his decision not to abort her and donate her stem cells to Michael J. Fox.
GILMORE: I wanted to hit him [Santorum's son] and take his milk money. Then tear the head off of his daughters doll, and start doing a sassy gay strip routine directed at Rick, making him 'froth' with rage.

I've got that same feeling Daily Kos and Democratic Underground always give me. Excuse me, I need to take a long shower.

On a tip from V the K.

Rainbow Mayhem at Mississippi Mall

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:33 PM

Eleven suspects are in custody in Ridgeland, Mississippi after using mace to attack random customers at Northpark Mall yesterday, sending several victims to the hospital, including a six-month-old baby. The culprits weren't hard to identify: all were black men, aged 18–25, dressed as women.

Watch out, he might have mace.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Iran and al-Qaeda Tighten Their Ties

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:49 AM

The alliance between al-Qaeda and our potential partner for peace Iran is deepening, as Iranians exploit Osama bin Laden's poor health to promote terrorists friendly to their regime within al-Qaeda's ranks.

Mad Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been lobbying to have pro-Iranian Saif al-Adel promoted to the #3 position in al-Qaeda. Formerly bin Laden's head of security, Al-Adel was involved in terrorist attacks against American targets in the 1990s. He has been living as a guest of the ayatollahs after getting chased out of Afghanistan in late 2001.

Iran and al-Qaeda seem to be forming firm bonds of friendship in Iraq, where insurgents linked to al-Qaeda use Iranian-supplied devices to blow up American and British soldiers. Both share common goals of killing infidels, undermining democracy, and establishing a terror-exporting Islamic police state in Iraq.

The two are also a good fit for each other in that Iran is feverishly developing nuclear weapons, which al-Qaeda is eager to acquire.

Meanwhile, Tony Blair is calling for a "new partnership" with Iran, whereby we stay out of their way as they establish hegemony over the Middle East and a stranglehold on the world's energy supply. In return, Iran would pretend to stop supporting terrorism and developing nuclear weapons.

The idea of Iran's demented regime truly behaving itself is patently absurd, but if the mullahs would just promise, the West might be able to save a little face as it tucks its tail between its legs and runs away to hide.

To his credit, President Bush has been resisting pressure to negotiate with terror barons Iran and Syria.

Saif al-Adel, al-Qaeda terrorist, guest of Iran.

Germans Sue Rummy For Imaginary War Crimes

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:14 AM

You have to hand it to the Germans. History may have left them behind, but they can still compete with anyone when it comes to chutzpah and moonbattery. The home of the world's most infamous war criminals has written itself a law allowing it to prosecute war crimes in other countries. A suit is being filed in German court utilizing this law to prosecute outgoing US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

No, Rummy didn't exterminate 6 million Jews. But he did preside over a military that has included a rogue sergeant who put a pair of panties on some terrorist's head at Abu Ghraib, and that forced other terrorists to listen to the Red Hot Chili Peppers at luxurious Club Gitmo.

Wolfgang Kaleck, a German lawyer representing Islamic terrorists incarcerated by the USA, grimly promises:

If we fail here, we will try in France, or in Spain. We want to show that there will be no safe haven anywhere in the world for him.

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and former CIA director George Tenet are also being charged. So far as I know Laura Bush and Barney are off the hook for now.

The terrifying former Brigadier General Janis Karpinski has signed up to serve as a witness for the prosecution. Until they actually manage to haul Rummy off to Germany for trial, she'll keep busy denouncing her country on talk shows and biting the heads of chickens at local carnivals.

Hunted by moonbats until his dying day — this is the thanks Rummy gets for his career of distinguished service.

Janis Karpinski: back to the chickens for now.

Ecclesiastical Moonbattery

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:15 AM

Normally Christianity serves to keep the West rooted in its core values, so that it does not tip over in the superficial breezes of pernicious trends and fashions. But unfortunately, moonbattery has put down its own roots — and they reach right into churches.

Disregarding the sanctity of innocent life, the Church of England is now calling for doctors to just let sick babies die. Tom Butler, Bishop of Southwark and vice chair of the church's Mission and Public Affairs Council, argues that keeping sick babies alive might cost too much. The UK Disabled People's Council is not pleased.

At the Vatican, the principle of rendering on Caesar that which is Caesar's has been set aside so that a senior cardinal, Renato Martino, could instruct the USA on how to administrate its borders. Carried away by his rhetoric, Martino denounced a border fence as part of an "inhuman program" and even fell back on the absurd moonbat argument that a border fence to keep invaders and criminals out is equivalent to the Berlin Wall, which of course was there to keep slaves in. His remarks were apparently intended to apply also to the wall that defends Israel from Palestinian terrorists.

The way demographic trends are going in Italy, the Vatican may soon need a similar wall to prevent itself from being overrun by Muslims. We'll see if this affects Martino's attitude toward walls.

Cardinal Renato Martino has decided we don't need any borders.

On a tip from V the K.

November 13, 2006

Archbishop of York Speaks Truth to Moonbattery

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:31 PM

Kudos to Dr. John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, for speaking truth to moonbattery.

Noting that Christians take "more knocks" than other religions from the all-powerful BBC, Sentamu observed that cowardice plays a part:

They can do to us what they dare not do to the Muslims. We are fair game because they can get away with it. We don't go down there and say, "We are going to bomb your place." That is not in our nature.

Sentamu blames the "chattering classes" for eating away at the moral foundations of Western culture:

They see themselves as holding the flag for Britain and that Britain is definitely secular and atheist. I want them to have their say but not to lord it over the rest of us.

Sentamu has no use for the dhimmitude that has some bending over backwards to pander to Muslim women who insist on making a pageant of their extremism by always wearing veils in public:

I think the thing is in British society you can wear what you want, but you can't expect British society to be reconfigured around you. No minority can expect to impose this on the public or civic life.

To get an archbishop this politically incorrect, they had to import him from Uganda. They ought to import some more.

John Sentamu.

Texan Mayor's House Vandalized

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:44 PM

Soon this will seem too trivial to mention, but the Mayor of Farmers Branch, Texas woke up a few mornings ago to find "Viva Mexico" spray painted in big red letters across his wall. The vandalism was apparently inspired by moves to make English the official language in Farmers Branch, and to curtail the town's invasion by illegal immigrants.

It's not too soon to start remembering the Alamo.

French Businessman Jailed For Fighting Off Potential Killers

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:11 PM

GalliaWatch tells the story a middle-aged French businessman named René Dahan who recently proved himself to be a hero.

Three hooded criminals attacked him as he prepared to leave his home in the morning. One used a .357 Magnum to threaten him and strike him on the head, before attempting to strangle him as the others were tying up his wife.

But Dahan turned the tables by wresting the gun away. An intruder was shot and soon died.

The reaction of the French judiciary? Dahan was arrested for homicide and thrown in jail.

Minister of Justice Pascal Clement sniffed that the "deeds attributed to René Dahan do not seem to conform to the notion of self-defense."

His lawyer Marie-Alix Canu-Bernard was right to wonder:

Are you guilty for defending yourself? When you are the victim the only right you have is to die.

Fortunately the conservative (by French standards) Minister of the Interior Nicolas Sarkozy intervened to spring Dahan from prison, to the outrage of both judges and left-wing politicians.

Bureauweenie Pascal Clement describes the boil on his wife's buttock.

Hat tip: ¡No Pasarán!, on a tip from V the K.

Elton John Calls For Ban on Religion

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:52 AM

There was a time when only people who commanded respect were made British knights. Those days are over, as proven once again by Sir Elton John (knighted in 1998 for being a pop star), who has proclaimed that religion ought to be banned, as reported by Drudge.

Displaying the open-mindedness and learned sophistication in which moonbats take such pride, Sir Elton squawked:

From my point of view I would ban religion completely. [...] It turns people into really hateful lemmings and it's not really compassionate.

While projectile vomiting hatred and spite toward Christians, John ironically accused religion of promoting "hatred and spite against gays." John is "married" to another homosexual.

He also lamented that people waste time blogging instead of marching down the street with flowers in their hair to promote the progressive agenda. He groused that if only John Lennon were still around, the hippies would rise up again.

Sir Elton John.

Last Tuesday Big Win For Islamic Fifth Column

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:54 AM

The biggest winners in last Tuesday's election were the Islamic terrorists who did not stop plotting to kill us after 9/11. Putting Congress under the control of useful idiots like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid effectively creates a fifth column comparable to putting the terrorist front group CAIR in a position of federal authority. The ramifications for our security are terrifying, as Robert Spencer explains at FrontPage.

Our next Speaker of the House Nancy "Stretch" Pelosi, who will be third in line for the presidency, has promised to "correct the Patriot Act." One of her goals is to criminalize scrutiny of the Muslims who are trying to kill us. Screeches Stretch:

Since September 11, many Muslim Americans have been subjected to searches at airports and other locations based upon their religion and national origin. We must make it illegal.

Since our enemies are killing us explicitly because they are Muslims and we aren't, and since the battlefield is wherever they are able to murder our innocent civilians, Pelousy's edict is the equivalent of making it illegal to discriminate against Nazi and Imperial Japanese soldiers during WWII.

John Conyers, our next Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is a left-wing extremist who can be counted on to side with any enemy of the United States, particularly Muslims. He is behind House Resolution 288, which would grant Islam special protection from the government.

CAIR must be particularly pleased that their support allowed Muslim extremist Keith Ellison to be elected to Congress. Ellison will be the keynote speaker at CAIR's Annual Banquet next week.

The insidious vermin at the New York Times share CAIR's delight at Ellison's election. In an effusively supportive piece that manages never to mention CAIR, the Gray Lady dismisses his critics as "Muslim-bashers in the blogosphere" and obscenely compares Ellison's candidacy to "John F. Kennedy's breaking the taboo against a Roman Catholic's being president." There can be no doubt that a radical Muslim in the Oval Office would send the NY Times into raptures. Pinch Sulzberger et al. must be heartbroken that Osama bin Laden isn't qualified to run.

Ellison owes his election not only to CAIR and to America-loathing moonbats, but also to the large Somali community in his district. Failure to pray to Allah five times a day is punishable by death in their homeland. As noted earlier, supporters interrupted Ellison's acceptance speech with chants of "Allahu Akbar" — the direct equivalent of "Heil Hitler." Funny, the Times doesn't mention that either. It has no problem with Ellison swearing his oath of office on a Koran.

As for Ellison's sugar daddy CAIR, it is an offshoot of the Islamic Association for Palestine, which was founded by Mousa Abu Marzook of Hamas. In the aftermath of 9/11, CAIR's website featured a photo of the burning World Trade Center above a call for donations to the Holy Land Foundation, which has since been shut down for funneling money to Hamas. Several CAIR officials have been convicted of terrorism-related activities.

To distinguish between CAIR and Hamas would be splitting hairs. To distinguish between Hamas and al Qaeda would also be splitting hairs.

More background on CAIR:

On tips from nanc.

A Middle-Aged Moonbat's Forbidden Love

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:12 AM

It isn't only through the sword that Islam is spread. It also spreads through idiocy.

In Britain, a white middle-class pensioner identified only as "Farzana" converted to Islam and has married an Algerian terrorist. The marriage had to be performed over the phone, because even though the terrorist has been let out on bail, his movements are tightly restricted. Evidently there are still places in England that have no mosque within a one-mile radius.

The terrorist, identified as "P," has been raising funds for other terrorists and participated in a terror plot in Strasbourg, France in 2000. Security services are laboring against the massive inertia of the British bureaucracy to get him deported to Algeria.

"Farzana," naturally, bleats that he's innocent. She also claims that people have punched her for walking around wearing a veil.

Farzana is slightly ahead of her time when it comes to British fashion.

On a tip from Harry L.

November 12, 2006

Cindy Sheehan: The Moonbat That Cannot Die

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:41 PM

I knew she couldn't be human. According to an eyewitness at a moonbat rally held outside the Constitution Center at the Independence Mall in Philadelphia, Cindy Sheehan has announced that her determination to see W impeached and tried for imaginary crimes against humanity will keep her alive for 1000 years. Even if she were involved in a fiery plane crash, Mother Moonbat would keep on droning in her nails-on-chalkboard voice about how much she hates the President.

It will take a lot less than 1000 years for Dems to lose the war in Iraq for us. Then Mother Moonbat will have to find a new act, if she's going to receive the attention to which she has become so shamelessly addicted.

Maybe she should become a comedian. To get an idea of how witty she can be, she responds to the saying "freedom isn't free" by sneering that of course freedom is free; if it wasn't it would be called "expensivedom." Maureen Dowd must wish she had thought of that one.

The unkillable Sheehanstein monster.

Hat tip: LGF, on a tip from V the K.

CAIR Reduces Car Dealer to Dhimmitude

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:13 PM

Once again demonstrating both its ability to intimidate us into dhimmitude and its profound hostility to the concept of free speech, the Hamas front group CAIR — whose close associations with Islamic terrorists have been noted even by liberal Senators Dick Durbin and Chuck Schumer — has browbeaten a Columbus, Ohio Mitsubishi dealer over a radio ad it didn't like.

Declaring a jihad on the automotive market, the ad promises cars that can seat up to 12 jihadists, with free rubber swords for the kiddies. After CAIR came down on him for making light of the terrorists it supports, the dealer pulled the ad and was even reduced to apologizing.

Via Terror-Free Oil Initiative, here's video:

10-Year-Old Suspended For Calling Teacher "Sexy"

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:28 PM

In Putnam Valley, New York, a 10-year-old sexist has been firmly put in his place by righteous educrats. Fifth-grader Aaron Perez was enough of a male chauvinist to tell his teacher she looked "sexy" and ask her for a hug. Instead of the hug, he got a two-day suspension.

Aaron is not taking it well. According to his mother, he is not Bill Clinton trapped in a 10-year-old's body, but an actual 10-year-old, who considers "sexy" to mean nothing more lascivious than "pretty." Now he's afraid to go near other female adults.

Principal Ed Hallisey defended the suspension in a television interview by chanting:

We dealt with this issue fairly, we dealt with this issue responsibly, we dealt with this issue with parents, and we dealt with this issue swiftly.

Psychiatrists will be fascinated to see what kind of weird sexual complexes blossom from the seeds of neurosis political correctness has been planting in the next generation.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Terrorist Parents

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:37 AM

What a relief: the wise Rosie O'Donnell has let it be known that we don't need to fear terrorists, because they are mothers and fathers. I guess that's where terrorist tots like these come from:







Here's Rosie spewing her sanctimonious moonbattery on The View, via NewsBusters:

Rosie O'Donnell: "Faith or fear, that's your choice. You can walk through life believing in the goodness of the world, or walk through life afraid of anyone who thinks different than you and trying to convert them to your way of thinking. And I think that this country–"
Elisabeth Hasselbeck: "Well, I'm a person of faith, so I, but I also believe–"
O'Donnell: "Well, then, get away from the fear. Don't fear the terrorists. They're mothers and fathers."

A particularly noteworthy terrorist mother is Um Nidal (aka Mariam Farahat), who so far has sent off three sons to die as suicide bombers. Nidal was featured in a Hamas video telling one of her sons to go kill some Jews, and not come back alive. She is a member of the Palestinian parliament.

By the way, if O'Dimwit's "faith or fear" line sounds familiar, it's because she used it on The View before, on the same show that she earned herself a hearty round of applause by declaring that "radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam."

Um Nidal, terrorist parent, with a terrorist son who just got out of jail, not having blown himself up yet.

Hat tip: Something... and Half of Something, on a tip from V the K.

Google's Tribute to Our Vets

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:40 AM

Google is getting a lot of mileage out of the special logo it uses on Memorial Day and September 11. They used it again in honor of Veteran's Day, for the eighth year in a row. Here it is:


It's much sharper than the one for Persian (i.e., Iranian) New Year don't you think?


Strangely, Google for Canada does honor Remembrance Day, the Canadian equivalent of Veterans Day. But US vets shouldn't take it too hard. As WorldNetDaily points out, Google has ignored Christmas and Easter too, despite honoring everything else from Percival Lowell's birthday to the lunar new year.

WND notes other ways in which Google's moonbattery manifests itself:

  • Rejecting an ad for a book critical of Bill and Hillary Clinton while continuing to accept anti-Bush themes.
  • Rejecting ads critical of Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., while continuing to run attack ads against besieged House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas.
  • Allowing the communist Chinese government to have the search engine block "objectionable" search terms such as "democracy."

Congrats to Google for taking on the great Al Gore as a senior advisor, and on their 100% blue rating from, signifying moonbat purity.

On a tip from Wiggins.

New Moonbat Bible

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:51 AM

Moonbattery has done a nice job of streamlining morality. Where once we had ten commandments, now we have only one: Thou Shalt Have No Gods Before Political Correctness.

A German attempt to apply this principle to Christianity has resulted in a book entitled "The Bible in a More Just Language." It's a PC perversion of the Bible purged of "divisive" Christianity stuff. Its "more just language" is meant to appeal to feminazis and gays.

God and Jesus both become metrosexuals, devoid of gender. God is not "Father" but "our Mother and Father who are in heaven." Jesus is the "child," not the "Son." The Devil is still a guy though.

Past German attempts to revise Christianity include the "Volksbibel," in which Jesus multiplies hamburgers instead of fish and loaves. Maybe they should have quit after Martin Luther.

What will they do to it next?

On a tip from The Right Reverend Rabbi Judah.

November 11, 2006

Keith Ellison Supporters Chanted "Allahu Akbar" at His Acceptance Speech

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:30 PM

A video from MyFox Twin Cities gives some insight into Keith Ellison's base. As readers might recall, Ellison is a Muslim who has been associated with Louis Farrakhan's militantly racist Nation of Islam. He's not good at paying taxes or even parking tickets, but he does know how to get political contributions from the Hamas front group CAIR.

Here's a link to video of Ellison's followers bursting into chants of "Allahu Akbar" at his acceptance speech. It's the same chant you might have heard in the Palestinian territories as they passed out candy after September 11.

Not to worry, though. The MyFox folks say Ellison's election had nothing to do with religion. They approvingly note that he modeled his campaign on those of Minnesota moonbat Paul Wellstone, the left-wing Senator whose funeral was turned into an orgy of partisan demagoguery by his fellow Dems.

Power to the people — the Muslim people.

On a tip from nanc.

Christian Charity Bans Christian Imagery

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:20 AM

A combination of dhimmitude and multicultural moonbattery has made suppressing Christmas so fashionable in Britain, even Christians are getting in on it.

The charity Samaritan's Purse was introduced to Britain by Billy Graham. It runs Operation Christmas Child, which sends packages to deprived children in unfortunate countries. Donors are asked to send shoeboxes packed with cuddly toys, coloring books, etc. — but nothing to do with Christmas. You see, anything that reminds people of Christianity might offend Muslims.

All of the shoeboxes donors send in are searched to assure that no Christian contraband has been included. Confirms Barbara Hill at the charity's UK headquarters:

Anything we find in the boxes which has a religious nature will be removed. If a box was opened by a Muslim child in a Muslim country they may be offended so we try to avoid religious images.

Observes John Midgley of Campaign Against Political Correctness:

It seems extraordinary that a Christian charity is so concerned about political correctness that it is banning itself from its own core values.

Small wonder that the barbaric death cult Islam is spreading like plague, when the West has taken Christianity off the table as an alternative.

Other British victories for moonbats over Christmas include Christmas street decorations being officially renamed "Winter Lights" in South London, and Christmas having been renamed "Winterval" by Birmingham's City Council.


On a tip from Metalgarth.

November 10, 2006

A Frightening Glimpse Into the Mentality of Nancy Pelosi's Constituents

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:56 PM

This should give some insight into the political climate in San Francisco, which produced our new Speaker of the House:

San Francisco had a measure on the ballot effectively calling for the 2004 election to be rescinded and for Congress to take control of the Executive Branch. President Bush and Vice President Cheney would be removed from office on unspecified grounds.

Despite the fact that it is unthinkable that any reasonable person would support such a blatantly antidemocratic measure, regardless of their animosity toward the President, it passed overwhelmingly, 59.4% to 40.6%.

These are the same voters who elected Pelosi. There is going to be more moonbattery in Washington for the next two years than you can shake both your fists at.

A scary woman from a scary place.

On a tip from San_Franshishco.

Lieberman: Call Me a Moonbat

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:24 PM

Joe Lieberman, the human pincushion, has more Democratic knives sticking out of his back that W himself. When he was challenged by loony-Left Kos Kidz candidate Ned "The Sped" Lamont, the party that had backed him for Vice President in 2000 dropped him like an incontinent lapdog.

Lieberman had committed the ultimate sin, from the progressive point of view: he sided with his own country against its enemies. Despite a long and distinguished career that otherwise rarely strayed from the path of pure liberalism, his Dem colleagues tied an anchor to his neck and pitched him overboard.

But with the help of Republican votes and Lament's obvious lack of qualifications, Lieberman survived.

He had to run as an independent — but in name only. Letting bygones be bygones, Lieberman is set to chair the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee as a member of the party that dumped him.

So much for the dreams of Republicans who thought he could be recruited despite his 90% liberal voting record — as if the GOP really needs a replacement for Lincoln Chafee.

Joe Lieberman, the human pincushion.

On a tip from Metalgarth.

More Ideological Myopia From APHA

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:10 PM

Once again, the world's largest organization of public health professionals, the American Public Health Association (APHA), has used its annual gathering to indulge in pure moonbattery.

Meeting in ideologically congenial Boston, APHA demanded that US forces retreat from Iraq immediately. They are to be replaced by the corrupt, child-raping boobs of the UN — who beat a hasty retreat from Iraq years ago, at the first sign that they could get hurt there.

Despite the violence and chaos that would obviously follow an American withdrawal, APHA also demands "reconstruction of vital health-supporting infrastructure in Iraq and ensuring safe access to this infrastructure by the Iraqi people."

The money taxpayers will save in the short term by surrendering to the terrorists who would eventually choke off our power supply is to be spent on free health care — not only in our own country, but in Third-World countries too.

Concerning issues closer to home, APHA denounced abstinence-only sex education, demanding

funding for a new federal program to promote comprehensive sexuality education, combining information about abstinence with age-appropriate sexuality education.

It's very open-minded of APHA moonbats to include "information about abstinence," considering that they clearly do not associate it with "age-appropriate sexuality education" for children.

Then there's the nanny state aspect. Federal, state, and local governments were called upon "to ban and monitor the use of trans fat-laden partially hydrogenated oils in restaurants."

Next, they came after beer. Yelped APHA's executive director Georges Benjamin:

The global burden of disease for alcohol is approaching that of tobacco. A framework convention on alcohol would help strengthen the hand of countries in setting policies that protect human health.

Here "policies that protect human health" appears to be moonbattese for "prohibition."

Indulging in moonbattery is hardly new for APHA. At their 2002 meeting, they appointed themselves schoolmarms, and gave the USA a grade of "D" for having failed to

Address poverty, social injustice and health disparities that may contribute to the development of terrorism.

Delving still deeper, it gave America an "F" for failing to

Prevent hate crimes, ethnic, racial and religious discrimination, including profiling; promote cultural competence, diversity training, and dialogue among peoples; and protect human rights and civil liberties.

I wonder what grade Saudi Arabia would get.

Coming not long after 9/11, the 2002 meeting also included a denunciation of the Patriot Act, and a declaration that we have no right to detain people who enter the country illegally. At the time Bob Moffit of the Heritage Foundation diagnosed APHA with "ideological myopia," noting that the organization promotes "a stunningly narrow view of the world."

Georges Benjamin, top APHA moonbat.

Moonbattery: Dangerous in So Many Ways

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:53 AM

Here's a chicken-and-egg question: What comes first, political moonbattery or social disintegration? The ten most dangerous cities in America according to Morgan Quitno's list all have Democratic representation in Congress. Via Human Events:

  1. St. Louis, MO: William Lacy Clay, Democrat, and Russ Carnahan, Democrat
  2. Detroit, MI: Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, Democrat, and John Conyers, Democrat
  3. Flint, MI: Dale Kildee, Democrat
  4. Compton, CA: Juanita Millender-McDonald, Democrat
  5. Camden, NJ: Robert Andrews, Democrat
  6. Birmingham, AL: Artur Davis, Democrat
  7. Cleveland, OH: Dennis Kucinich, Democrat, and Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Democrat
  8. Oakland, CA: Barbara Lee, Democrat
  9. Youngstown, OH: Tim Ryan, Democrat
  10. Gary, IN: Peter Visclosky, Democrat

Of the ten, nine had Democratic mayors in 2005. Some coincidence, huh?

Evil Rejoices

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:18 AM

Champagne continues to flow in the aftermath of the mistake American voters made last Tuesday, and the subsequent canning of Donald Rumsfeld.

Taunts Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, al-Qaeda's leader in Iraq:

I tell the lame duck (U.S. administration) do not rush to escape as did your defense minister … stay on the battleground.

Supreme Leader of Islamofascist Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is delighted that Bush's attempts to call his theocracy to account for exporting terrorism, developing nuclear weapons, and fueling the insurgency in Iraq will be hamstrung by moonbats:

Since Washington's hostile and hawkish policies have always been against the Iranian nation, this defeat is actually an obvious victory for the Iranian nation.

Echoing liberal propaganda, Iran's state-run radio denounced Rumsfeld as a "symbol of stupidity and unilateralism" and added that his resignation represents "America's defeat in Iraq, the end of the era of neo-conservatives and the failure of America's war policy."

Syria has been under pressure for hosting and exporting terrorism, stoking the insurgency in Iraq, and assassinating former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. It is most likely the new home of Saddam's hidden WMD. Naturally it welcomes the change in Congress. Crows Syrian Information Minister Dr Mohsen Bilal:

The outcome of the theses elections [is] a genuine punishment from the American people to [President Bush's] administration that staged a war on Iraq because of incorrect and inaccurate stimulations. [...] Therefore the U.S. and British forces are in a mess there now.

They sure are — if libs pull the rug out from under them. San Francisco treat Nancy Pelosi is Bilal's kind of gal:

This lady has made the word of the American people audible. And this is very comfortable.

Making the rulers of terror-exporting dictatorships "comfortable" — even the Democratic Party is good for something.

Why wouldn't they be happy to see Dems in control?

Who the Hell Wants to Live in Mississippi?

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:32 AM

Ever get the impression that the Northeast and Left Coast liberals who now control Congress don't think too much of the rest of the country? Here's what our next Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, the pro-communist, race-baiting demagogue Charlie Rangel (D-NY), has to say about Mississippi:

Mississippi gets more than their fair share back in federal money, but who the hell wants to live in Mississippi?

Responds Rep. Chip Pickering (R-MS):

I hope his remarks are not the kind of insults, slander, and defamation that Mississippians will come to expect from the Democrat leadership in Washington, D.C.

Don't get your hopes up too high, Rep. Pickering.

The kind of people running Congress now.

Peacenik Kook McGovern Advising Congress on How to Lose War

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:06 AM

Some have wondered: considering how badly RINO Republicans disappointed us, how bad could a Democratic Congress be? Here's how bad:

The granddaddy of flower-sniffing, tie-dyed, head-in-the-colon moonbattery, who ran for President on a platform of surrendering to communists whose eventual victory resulted in genocide on a massive scale, will be meeting with members of Congress next week to advise them on how to go about surrendering to our jihadist enemies in Iraq.

Resisting the expansion of totalitarian communism and terrorist Islam are equally "foolish enterprises" according to the astonishingly foolish McGovern, who actually seems to believe that terrorism is caused by our efforts to fight it. Apparently having erased 9/11 and the attacks leading up to it from what passes for his mind, McGovern holds that it was removing Saddam Hussein from power that created the terrorist threat, and that the only reason there are terrorists in Iraq is because our troops are there preventing them from replacing the democratic government with a theocratic dictatorship.

Next perhaps Michael Moore or Cindy Sheehan will stop by to advise our new Congress on how to lose the war as quickly as possible — their views are indistinguishable from McGovern's. Or why not Hugo Chavez?

George McGovern, granddaddy of defeatist moonbattery.

Pledge of Allegiance Banned at California College

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:20 AM

Student trustees at California's Orange Coast College have banned the Pledge of Allegiance at their meetings.

The ban is the work of three new student trustees, who ran for office wearing Che Guevara/Hugo Chavez–style revolutionary berets, reminding us once again that for moonbats, every day can be Halloween. It follows a 2002 ruling by a federal court in Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco decreeing that having school children recite the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional because liberals so hate the words "under God." (The Supremes struck this down on procedural grounds.)

Snarls student trustee Jason Bell:

That ("under God") part is sort of offensive to me. I am an atheist and a socialist, and if you know your history, you know that "under God" was inserted during the McCarthy era and was directly designed to destroy my ideology.

If anything was designed to destroy his ideology, it was Raid, with which Bell should be hosed down immediately.

Not all students are on the same page as Bell's revolutionary junta. Christine Zoldos plans to attend every board meeting and salute the flag. She loudly recited the pledge at one Wednesday, in defiance of the ban. The poli-sci major explains:

America is the one thing I'm passionate about and I can't let them take that away from me. [...] The fact that they have enough power to ban one of the most valued traditions in America is just horrible.

Let's hope we see this kind of backbone from the White House over the next two years.

An example of the kind of people Christine Zoldos is up against.

Lindsey Graham Looking Forward to Dem Congress

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:39 AM

Not all Republicans are bummed about the drubbing they earned for themselves by not sticking to the conservative principles that got them elected in the first place. Senator Lindsey "Goober" Graham predicts that the next two years will be the most fruitful of his career.

Chirps Graham:

I think my political profile for the last four years fits the next two years very well.

It must be wonderful to find himself in a Senate controlled by people he can work with. The new bosses will share his views on illegal immigration (Graham supports shamnesty). But he'd better not let them find out about his 0% rating by the ACLU and NARAL, or his 100% rating by the Christian Coalition.

Putting on a happy face.

On a tip from Wiggins.

November 9, 2006

More Mandatory Assignments For Brainwash U.

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:11 PM

When Missouri State University Social Work Professor Frank G. Kauffman tried to force student Emily Brooker to write a letter to the state legislature urging homosexual adoption, she refused for religious reasons.

Unfortunately for Emily, she is a Christian, not a Muslim. She was subjected to a 2 1/2-hour formal disciplinary hearing before an "ethics" committee, at which she was provided no lawyer. There's no written record of what went on there, but Emily reports she was grilled with highly personal questions until they extracted a confession that she regards homosexual activity as sinful. For this she was verbally abused by a court of ivory tower Torquemadas.

This gave Mike Adams a few ideas for other mandatory assignments that might be inflicted on students, including these:

  • Wealthy students will be asked to write the legislature to ask for expanded government welfare programs and higher taxes.
  • Feminists will be asked to write the legislature to ask for more restrictions on abortion and for laws mandating the wearing of undergarments and the shaving of armpits.
  • Divorced men will be asked to petition the legislature for increases in alimony payments.
  • Jews will be asked to sign a petition asking Missouri to add a state holiday celebrating the birthday of Yasser Arafat.
  • Democrats will be forced to vote for Republican candidates.

Too bad professors can't be assigned to leave their thuggish moonbattery outside the classroom and let students reach their own political conclusions.

Frank Kauffman, academic browbeater.

Hat tip: Right Wing Howler

Moonbat Poetry

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:58 PM

These days the title "Moonbat Poetry" may seem redundant, since poetry has been written primarily by moonbats for some time now. But there are moonbats, and then there are moonbats. To the folks at the Maoist Internationalist Movement, your garden variety English teacher is a reactionary tool of fascist Amerikkka.

MIM's site features an extensive Prisoner Poetry Page. Judging by the grammar on display, I don't doubt the poems were written by genuine jailbirds. One cycle of poems was inspired by Ward "Little Eichmanns" Churchill's book Agents of Repression: The FBI's Secret Wars Against the Black Panther Party and the American Indian Movement. A few samples:

FBI Exposed
Political ghosts rising from public turmoil
Influential media display of angelic images
Demented goals universally known as Hoover
Assassination from presidents to small children
Cunning manufactures of the perfect evidence
Racial bombs to redefine Black liberation
Massacres on the last Native American front
Imaginary terrorist to commit terrorist acts
Infiltration to keep the grassroot unseeded
A death squad of capitalist guerrillas

Government Skeleton Crew
Laws that ignites dissension among the people
Professional criminals with badges of authority
Diabolical actions summed into the cointelpro era
Frameups to prosecute all leftist potential
Ku Klux Klans sworn into the oval office
Concentration camps as windows to population control
Executive tricks for the disappearance of martyrs
Congressional statutes to eradicate radical voices
Memorandums transformed into secret service bullets
An opened grave to another dying song

Justified Foul Play
Pseudo gangs to confuse, divide and undermine
Plots engaging the enemy to devour itself
Icy fear solidified in physical reparation
White memories from the Nat Turner days
Targets through the crosshairs of annihilation
Trials orchestrated within the federal grapevine
Innocence after layers of exposed conspiracies
An era avoiding the Black radical messiah

When these guys get sprung, they ought to apply for Ivy League faculty positions. I'm sure they could lend some much-needed "authenticity" to any English department.

Inspiring illiterate poets in lockups everywhere.

Hat tips: The Drunkablog, PirateBallerina

Moonbat Dies For the Sins of America

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:56 PM

Remember the Sorry Everybody project, which entailed moonbats holding up hand-scrawled signs apologizing to the world for the sins of America in the wake of the 2004 election? A moonbat by the name of Malachi Ritscher has taken his misguided penance on behalf of the USA a little further. Ostensibly to protest our defense of Iraq's fledgling democracy from totalitarian terrorists, he publicly set himself on fire.

The desperate bid for attention was carried out along the Kennedy Expressway in Chicago, near a 25-foot-high sculpture entitled "Flame of the Millennium."

Instead of a suicide note, Ritscher left a homemade sign reading "Thou Salt Not Kill" and a "mission statement" that distills moonbattery to its purest essence. It includes this rather dramatic attempt at a sentence:

If one death can atone for anything, in any small way, to say to the world: I apologize for what we have done to you, I am ashamed for the mayhem and turmoil caused by my country.

Despite obvious delusions of grandeur, if the guy was trying to be moonbattery's answer to Jesus, he fell short. Here's another tidbit from his mission statement:

[A]t 8:05 one morning in 2002 I passed Donald Rumsfeld on Delaware Avenue and I was acutely aware that slashing his throat would spare the lives of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of innocent people. I had a knife clenched in my hand, and there were no bodyguards visible; to my deep shame I hesitated, and the moment was past.

Ritscher maintained a website called KILLTHEPRESIDENT.NET.

There's nothing quite as pathetic as the life of an aging hippie who never outgrows moonbattery, as detailed in a wretched obituary he wrote for himself. At the end of it Ritscher made plans to immigrate to Canada, so as to escape the taint of America's evil. But then he decided it would be easier just to pour gas on his head and strike a match.

Site of moonbat self-immolation.

Hat tip: BelchSpeak

Hard-Knuckle Nancy

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:56 AM

As Bush plants the white flag and grabs hold of his ankles by canning Rummy in favor Robert Gates the day after the election, a few quotes from a piece in Time Magazine highlight the questionable wisdom of throwing yourself on the mercy of Nancy Pelosi, trusting in her kindly and moderate temperament:

I pride myself in being called a liberal.
I don't consider myself a moderate.
Anybody knows not to mess with me.
If people are ripping your face off, you have to rip their face off.

Even the libs at Time regard Pelousy as "an aggressive, hyperpartisan liberal pol" who "has embraced hard-knuckle partisanship." Let's hope the White House is planning to stand some ground.

Pelosi's face hasn't been ripped off, though it certainly has been stretched.

How Not to Launch Fireworks

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:24 AM

What could be dumber than putting moonbats in charge of Congress when the country is at war? The only thing I can think of is this:

A spokesman for the North East ambulance service said: "We received a call stating there was a male who had a firework in his bottom and it was bleeding."
He is now recovering in a Sunderland hospital after sustaining internal injuries including a scorched colon.

The incident took place on Guy Fawkes day, when the British commemorate a 17th century plot to blow up Parliament with bonfires and fireworks. The whole thing is on film:

Footage of the incident in Sunderland, north-east England, was captured on a mobile phone by a gang of youths and shows a white flash followed by hysterical laughter and a youth shouting: "Ha ha ha ha," followed by an expletive.

What a shame it's too late to include this footage in V for Vendetta.

V for Vendetta might have been improved.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Rummy to Be Replaced by a Moonbat?

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:26 AM

The big win for Dems bent on losing our war with expansionist Islam may have come not on Tuesday but yesterday, when Bush responded to the disappointing but hardly unusual 6th-year election results by waving a large white flag. Sacking Rumsfeld on the day after the election is hard not to see as groveling before Nancy Pelousy et al. But replacing him with Robert Gates might be worse.

Gates is known as a foreign policy "realist." That means no good guys, no bad guys, just dialogue and appeasement. In 2004 Gates teamed up with Zbigniew Brzezinski (former security advisor to Dhimmi Carter) to produce a policy report that apparently consists of the sort of defeatist mumbo jumbo only the State Department could hold in its belly. From FrontPage:

Entitled Iran: Time for a New Approach, the report reads like a study in self-contradiction. Conceding that Iran has used "Iraqi instability for its own political gain," the report concludes, "Iran nevertheless could play a potentially significant role in promoting a stable, pluralistic government in Baghdad." Noting that "Iranian foreign policy remains captive of the regime's official enshrinement of anti-American and anti-Israeli ideology," the authors nonetheless attribute strained U.S.-Iranian relations to the Bush administration's decision to include Iran in the "Axis of Evil," lamenting that this "undercut several months of tacit cooperation between Washington and Tehran." The undeniable fact of "Iranian incitement of virulent anti-Israeli sentiment" guides the authors to the non sequitur that "Arab-Israeli peace is central to eventually stemming the tide of extremism in the region." From the fact that Iran has been a far from reliable negotiating partner, and that it has failed to "cooperate adequately with the [IAEA's] investigation into its nuclear program," the authors conclude that the answer is…more "constructive dialogue" on the nuclear issue. That Iran has been a perennial source of regional instability prompts the authors to recommend that it is in the "interests of the United States to engage selectively with Iran to promote regional stability." And so on.

It seems the strategy is just to keep blathering incoherently until the Ayatollahs can't stand it anymore. The Bush Doctrine of preempting future 9/11s by taking the fight to the enemy lies in the dustbin of history, where radical Islam was supposed to go.

Robert Gates and friends.

November 8, 2006

Envirokook Packaging

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:32 PM

The latest news from the bizarre world inhabited by Al Gore and his Earth cult is the packaging used to mail DVDs of his global warming fright fest "An Inconvenient Truth." As the New York Post describes it, the disks are

being sent out in a disgusting-looking piece of ragged, speckled cardboard that seems like it recently passed through the entire digestive system of a large animal.

A note inside instructs Prince Albert's fans not to throw the packaging away, but to plant it in the garden, promising that Italian flat-leafed basil will grow.

Imagine your horror if you buried the packaging and it grew into this.

Don't Blame Me...

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:33 PM

Maybe it's time to have some t-shirts made up.


Via Iowa Presidential Watch.

Racial Discrimination Banned in Michigan

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:59 PM

It's not all doom and gloom today. Proposition 2 passed in Michigan by a large majority, proving once again that if it were up to the people instead of our moonbat-infested courts, our Constitution would be upheld and there would be equal protection before the law — even for whites.

Prop 2 outlaws giving preferential treatment to groups or individuals based on their race, gender, color, ethnicity, or national origin for purposes of public employment, education, or contracting. Who could disagree with that? The answer is: a majority of voters under age 40, women, Democrats, and blacks. Nonetheless, it had enough support from everyone else to get 58% of the vote.

The proposal was inspired by the 2003 US Supreme Court decision to uphold the University of Michigan's systematic discrimination against Caucasians. This case was spurred by Jennifer Gratz, who was wait-listed for being white when she applied to U of M in 1995. Unsurprisingly, she's happy about Prop 2:

I am excited and hopeful that Michigan will finally be a place of equal opportunity for all.

But progressives are unlikely to give up on their dream of a regimented society stratified by race, with whites at the bottom. Growls Michelle Crocket, a lawyer with the international law firm Miller Canfield in Detroit:

This is not the end of it, even though it may win tonight. It's going to be in the court for a long time to come.

In court, moonbats have home court advantage.

Jennifer Gratz: not only moonbats are happy today.

Lesson Learned?

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:30 PM

It was a hell of a price to pay, but at least now the Republican Party has been taught a lesson it won't soon forget. Enraging its base by selling out its principles on crucial matters such as border enforcement and spending did not make Republicans more appealing to moderates. All it did was cost them control of Congress. They won't make that mistake again any time soon.

Then again...

RINO Senator Arlen Specter, AP's "moderate conscience of Pennsylvania Republicans," is urging Republicans to become Democrat Lites by discarding whatever remains of their conservative principles in favor of liberal policies.

Sounding remarkably like a cut-and-run Democrat, Specter heartened terrorists by bellowing:

We have just witnessed a seismic earthquake. There will have to be a fundamental re-evaluation of what is going on in Iraq. [...] The Iraqis have to know we can't be there forever.

Worse, Specter proclaimed that the GOP will have to become "a lot more progressive and a lot less ideological." What I suppose this means is, let's dump our ideology and use theirs.

At least even Specter realizes that if hard-core leftists like John Conyers get drunk enough on power to start impeachment proceedings, "it would really be disastrous for the country."

Pennsylvania lost Rick Santorum but still has Specter — unfortunately.

At Least Some People Are Pleased

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:46 AM

In case anyone doubts that American voters made a serious mistake yesterday, AP quotes a few people who think we didn't:

"All this fills us with optimism," gloats Venezuela's America-bashing socialist strongman Hugo Chavez.

A joint statement of Socialist members of the European Parliament called our election results "the beginning of the end of a six-year nightmare for the world" and exults that the Bush administration is "seriously weakened."

Suleiman Hadad, a lawmaker for Iran's terror-supporting client state Syria, happily comments that "President Bush is no longer acceptable worldwide."

Could any enemy of this country fail to be pleased?

At least Hugo Chavez likes the results.

National Lapse

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:02 AM

Remember Bush's stirring address to a joint Session of Congress and the American people on September 20, 2001, while smoke continued to rise from lower Manhattan? The President's dignified resolve made a stark contrast with Nancy Pelosi's current shrieking and high fives. Here are a few highlights:

These terrorists kill not merely to end lives, but to disrupt and end a way of life. With every atrocity, they hope that America grows fearful, retreating from the world and forsaking our friends. [...]
Our response involves far more than instant retaliation and isolated strikes. Americans should not expect one battle, but a lengthy campaign, unlike any other we have ever seen. [...] From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime. [...]
After all that has just passed — all the lives taken, and all the possibilities and hopes that died with them — it is natural to wonder if America's future is one of fear. Some speak of an age of terror. I know there are struggles ahead, and dangers to face. But this country will define our times, not be defined by them. As long as the United States of America is determined and strong, this will not be an age of terror; this will be an age of liberty, here and across the world. (Applause.)
Great harm has been done to us. We have suffered great loss. And in our grief and anger we have found our mission and our moment. Freedom and fear are at war. The advance of human freedom — the great achievement of our time, and the great hope of every time — now depends on us. Our nation — this generation — will lift a dark threat of violence from our people and our future. We will rally the world to this cause by our efforts, by our courage. We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail. (Applause.)

Now the party of decadence, dishonor, and decline — a party that stands primarily for tucking our tail between our legs and running in fear from our terrorist enemies — has been handed control of Congress.

We have tired. We have faltered. If we don't pull ourselves together, we will fail.

A new direction for America: downward.

November 7, 2006

Muslim Extremist Elected to Congress

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:27 PM

To the delight of al-Reuters, moonbat-friendly Minnesota has elected the nation's first Muslim Congressman in Keith Ellison.

Ellison's platform centers on support for immediate unconditional surrender to our terrorist enemies in Iraq. What Reuters unsurprisingly doesn't get around to mentioning is that he received significant funding from CAIR, a front group for Hamas.

Only at the end of the article does Reuters quickly gloss over "Ellison's sloppy handling of his taxes and a slew of unpaid parking tickets, along with his one-time affiliation with the Nation of Islam."

Commenting on an article that blames Ellison's suspect record-keeping on his wife's multiple sclerosis, Power Line is a bit more forthcoming about the new Congressman's background:

No word on whether Mrs. Ellison and her multiple sclerosis accounted for Keith Ellison's involvement with the Nation of Islam extending far beyond the 18-month period in the mid-1990's to which Ellison has admitted, for the fact that he was a local leader and spokesman of the Nation of Islam, for the fact that Ellison defended the "truth" of an attack on Minneapolis Jews as "the most racist white people," for the fact that Ellison affiliated himself with convicted murderer and Vice Lords gang leader Sharif Willis until Willis was convicted and returned to prison for crimes involving "a senseless display of terrorist tactics" in 1995, for the fact that Ellison supported the Vice Lords gangbangers charged (and subsequently convicted) with the murder of Minneapolis police officer Jerry Haaf ("We don't get no justice, you don't get no peace"), for the fact that Ellison has attacked law enforcement authorities in outrageous terms, for the fact that Ellison has demanded that Symbionese Liberation Army terrorist Sara Jane Olson be freed, or for the fact that Ellison has expressed concern for the continuing freedom of convicted cop-killer Assata Shakur (on the lam in Havana and recently named to the FBI's most-wanted domestic terrorist list).

These are the sort of people we are inviting to run our country.

Keith Ellison: If you're a moonbat and you know it, clap your hands.

Hat tip: LGF

Dutch Award Damages to Members of Islamic Terror Group

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:50 PM

Only the probability of Democrats taking over Congress can compare with the horror of Dutch dhimmitude.

A court in Rotterdam has awarded €72,000 ($91,881) to members of an Islamic terrorist group called Hofstadgroep who had been acquitted after being arrested on terrorism charges. This is more than what would normally be granted for the time that was spent in remand custody. Damages were also rewarded for lost income.

The court was well aware that the acquitted terrorists maintain close ties to Hofstadgroep. Remember when Theo Van Gogh was murdered and then his corpse mutilated in broad daylight on an Amsterdam street for making a movie Muslims didn't like? The killer, Mohammed Bouyeri, was a member of Hofstadgroep.

Theo Van Gogh: Rolling in his grave.

Hat tip: Western Resistance

Actress Adrienne Shelly Killed by Illegal Alien

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:39 PM

It is not usually the best and brightest who break into our country through our unlatched backdoor. Take Diego Pillco, for example. A native of Ecuador, he snuck across the effectively unguarded Mexican border last July. He has now been arrested for murdering actress Adrienne Shelly.

The ruse of staging the scene to look like a suicide nearly worked, but a stray sneaker print pointed the NYPD to Pillco, who had been doing construction work in the apartment below. A noise complaint by Shelly had led to Pillco following the married mother of a toddler into her apartment and killing her.

Confessing everything, Pillco said he was afraid of getting deported. No need for him to worry now — he'll be the guest of US taxpayers for some time.

Adrienne Shelly, dead of border moonbattery.

On a tip from Wiggins.

All Politics Is National

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:05 PM

Though some Republican candidates are more appealing than others, all of them are preferable to their Democratic opponents, if only because control of Congress is at stake. If Dems end up with a majority, the result will be a frightening degree of power for the taut face of San Francisco values, Nancy Pelosi, who as Speaker of the House will be in a position to control who chairs congressional committees.

Here are a few of the chairs we can look forward to if voters do not choose wisely:

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Alcee Hastings. Hastings was a federal judge, until he was impeached for taking a $150,000 bribe. Pelosi herself voted in favor of his impeachment. But now she wants to curry favor with the Black Caucus, and the current ranking Democrat on this committee, Jane Harman, has come under fire from Democrats for supporting Israel. Intelligence is the only thing standing between us and the next 9/11.

Committee on Appropriations: David Obey. Apparently oblivious to the terror war being waged against our country, Obey regards global warming as "our biggest national security threat." He wants to make it a federal crime to give money to an individual political candidate. If Hastings doesn't manage to cripple our intelligence-gathering capabilities, Obey should be able to help: he voted seven times to cut the intelligence budget.

Committee on Armed Services: Ike Skelton. Despite originally favoring opening the Iraqi front in the War on Terror, he is now calling for an immediate surrender to the terrorists poised to turn Iraq into a client state of either Iran or al Qaeda. Skelton wants to wrest control of the military from the Executive Branch and have it run by Nancy Pelosi's Congress.

Committee on the Budget: John Spratt. Last year the National Taxpayer's Union gave Spratt a grade of "F" and named him as one of the "Biggest Spenders" in Congress.

Committee on Energy and Commerce: John Dingell. Dingell's agenda includes putting the screws to pharmaceutical companies and nationalizing health care. He famously announced: "I don't take sides for or against Hezbollah or for or against Israel." Hezbollah terrorists have killed hundreds of American servicemen.

Committee on Financial Services: Barney Frank. Frank's homosexual lover ran a male prostitution ring out of the Congressman's DC home. Frank opposed the Respect for Fallen Heroes Act that would prohibit political fanatics from crashing the funerals of fallen soldiers and turning them into circuses. He also opposed preventing Islamic militants from entering the country on visas.

Committee on International Relations: Tom Lantos. Another San Francisco liberal in the Nancy Pelosi mold, Lantos is a member of the loony-Left Progressive Caucus. NARAL gave him a 100% score. He sides with the drug-financed Marxist guerillas who are waging a terror war against the government of Colombia.

Committee on Government Reform: Henry Waxman. Waxman assisted radical leftists to deliver $600,000 in "aid" to terrorists fighting US troops in Fallujah.

Committee on the Judiciary: John Conyers. Conyers has promised to "end the George Bush regime in the United States of America." He plans to accomplish this by bringing impeachment proceedings against the President. Our terrorist enemies will be delighted. Conyers also wants those with African blood to be given free money at everyone else's expense in the name of "slavery reparations." That ought to do wonders for race relations. A hard-core leftist, he has associated with extremist groups such as International ANSWER, which aspires to replace our democracy with a Stalin-style communist police state.

Committee on Ways and Means: Charlie Rangel. Another member of the lunatic Left, Rangel's first priority is to raise taxes. The effect on our economy will not be beneficial.

Let's not neglect potential Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi herself. Her voting record includes support for the following:

  • US taxpayers funding abortions in other countries
  • Using lawsuits to circumvent the Second Amendment
  • Gay "marriage" and even adoptions
  • Race-based college admissions
  • Obesity lawsuits against food providers
  • "Alternative sentencing" for criminals
  • The Marriage Tax
  • Blatantly unconstitutional restrictions on political speech in the name of "campaign finance reform"
  • The pointless economic suicide pact rejected by the Senate 95-0 known as the Kyoto Protocol

She has voted against:

  • Dealing responsibly with illegal immigration (0% ranking by FAIR)
  • Tort reform
  • Tax cuts
  • Authorizing new oil refineries
  • Drilling in ANWR
  • The Patriot Act
  • The Pledge of Allegiance
  • School vouchers

In short, Stretch Pelousy is the very incarnation of shrill San Francisco moonbattery.

Please vote and vote sanely.

Pelosi prepares to strike a blow for moonbattery.

Dan Rather to Do Election Coverage With Professional Clowns

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:47 AM

To the intense delight of those who spent years resenting his high-handed liberal propagandizing, Dan Rather's crippled career continues its freefall. After 44 straight years of covering elections for CBS, tonight he will be performing the service for Comedy Central, accompanied by moonbat comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.

As Rather explains:

I don't do comedy, I do politics, which sometimes is one and the same.

It sure is when The Dan is involved. Says Bob Thompson, director of Syracuse University's Center for the Study of Popular Television:

There were times during the last few elections I thought Rather was already doing Comedy Central. He won't have to change his act much.... For an awful lot of young viewers, this will be seen as a step up.

In other Dan Rather news, Confederate Yankee reports that the Dan still stands by the phony documents he tried to use to tip the last election to John "Botched Joke" Kerry, evidence be damned.

The Dan tries but fails to get his agent on the phone.

Hat tip: NewsBusters

Why Our Future Is At Stake

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:09 AM

Our elections today constitute a critical battle in the war that became impossible to ignore on 9/11. An excellent piece by science fiction writer Orson Scott Card explains why. It begins like this:

There is only one issue in this election that will matter five or ten years from now, and that's the War on Terror.
And the success of the War on Terror now teeters on the fulcrum of this election.
If control of the House passes into Democratic hands, there are enough withdraw-on-a-timetable Democrats in positions of prominence that it will not only seem to be a victory for our enemies, it will be one.
Unfortunately, the opposite is not the case — if the Republican Party remains in control of both houses of Congress there is no guarantee that the outcome of the present war will be favorable for us or anyone else.
But at least there will be a chance.
I say this as a Democrat, for whom the Republican domination of government threatens many values that I hold to be important to America's role as a light among nations.
But there are no values that matter to me that will not be gravely endangered if we lose this war. And since the Democratic Party seems hellbent on losing it — and in the most damaging possible way — I have no choice but to advocate that my party be kept from getting its hands on the reins of national power, until it proves itself once again to be capable of recognizing our core national interests instead of its own temporary partisan advantages.

Please read the rest. Then go out and vote.

Orson Scott Card: A wise Democrat who will be voting Republican.

NYC to Allow Changing Sex on Birth Certificates

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:58 AM

Taking a final headlong plunge into the very depths of polysexual moonbattery, New York City will soon allow sexually perplexed natives to alter the sex on their birth certificates, without even having undergone sex-change surgery.

Being able to legally define yourself as whichever gender you like will of course have implications for homosexual marriage and homosexual adoption. Men might also decide they want to play on women's sports teams.

There will be other complications. Dr. Paul McHugh is a member of the President's Council of Bioethics and chairman of the psychiatry department at Johns Hopkins University. As McHugh relates:

I've already heard of a "transgendered" man who claimed at work to be "a woman in a man's body but a lesbian" and who had to be expelled from the ladies' restroom because he was propositioning women there. He saw this as a great injustice in that his behavior was justified in his mind by the idea that the categories he claimed for himself were all "official" and had legal rights attached to them.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority already allows people to decide which gender they want to be when it comes to using restrooms.

One individual who testified in favor of the proposal is "Mariah" Lopez, who wants his birth certificate altered to help him pretend he is a woman. Bureaucrats at the welfare office kept referring to him as "Mister Lopez," which detracted from the bizarre fantasy to which it appears he has devoted his life. Why should a person have to suffer such indignities just to collect the free money we taxpayers provide him?

As the Gray Lady proudly notes:

While it may be a radical notion elsewhere, New York City has often tolerated such blurring of the lines of gender identity. And the proposal reflects how the transgender movement has become politically potent beyond its small numbers, having roots in the muscular politics of the city's gay rights movement.

Moonbattery is reducing our largest city to a freak show.

On a tip from Bill V.

November 6, 2006

New York Times Blames Air America Bankruptcy on Corporate Conspiracy

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:56 PM

After hyping Air America at every opportunity, the New York Times all but refused to report on the Gloria Wise scandal, which involved the liberal radio network stealing from a Bronx charity in the Gray Lady's backyard. Now that Air Un-American has been forced to declare bankruptcy, the Times comes forward with the only possible explanation: it's the work of a vast right-wing conspiracy.

Hold onto your tinfoil hats:

When the liberal talk radio network Air America filed for bankruptcy protection last month, some analysts blamed a lack of listener interest in progressive talk radio. Now, it seems that a lack of major advertising dollars are responsible.

Could it be that the advertising dollars where lacking because hardly anyone ever listened to Air America? Of course not: that's what the conspirators want you to think. In reality, or rather, in the NY Times' politically corrected alternative to reality, Err America is going belly-up because it was "blacked out" by a sinister cabal of advertisers that includes Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Wal-Mart, Visa, Exxon Mobil, Cingular, McDonald's, the United States Postal Service, and even the United States Navy.

These advertisers reportedly had purchased advertising time on ABC, but did not want to air on any Unfair America affiliates. The Times admits that advertising blackouts are a common response to tasteless radio programming. However:

But the advertisers' avoidance of Air America's liberal programming seems pointed when contrasted with the commercial success of right-wing talk radio programs like those of Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.

Is it that neither Rush nor Sean Hannity is likely to half-jokingly call for the President's assassination? Or is it that the VRWC's tentacles reach deep into the black festering heart of Corporate America? Don't bother thinking about it — the Gray Lady has already made up your mind for you.


Hat tip: LeatherPenguin

London Mayor Red Ken Livingstone Denounces America From Communist Soil

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:14 AM

One of the many things moonbats have in common with Muslims is that they are not the least bit subtle about their hostility toward our civilization. Amazingly, moonbats who openly admit to siding with wretched communist dictatorships against the United States can reach positions of prominence. Ken Livingstone, for example, is Mayor of London.

Over the weekend Livingstone visited the island prison known as Cuba, where he denounced his country's closest ally at the top of his voice. Red Ken praised Fidel Castro, and implied that the decrepit old monster's totalitarian regime is no less democratic then America.

Happily playing into the propaganda that has allowed Castro to cling to power, London's Mayor pretended that America, not communism, is responsible for the formerly prosperous island's slide into poverty. Like other useful idiots, he eagerly buys into the myth that Castro's third-world hellhole has superior health care and education:

What's amazing here is you've got a country that's suffered an illegal economic blockade by the United States for almost half a century and yet it's been able to give its people the best standard of health care, brilliant education.

These photos taken at Cuba health-care facilities show what he means by "best standard of health care":

Sorry, comrades! No prescriptions available.

This hospital kitchen shows how they discourage malingering.

If you don't like the food you can always snack on cockroaches.

Roaches aren't the only thing you'll find on the floor.

True, health care has rotted in Britain under socialized medicine, but I doubt if it's this bad.

Next stop for Red Ken: Hugo Chavez's Venezuela. If only Stalin were still around, he could denounce America from the Kremlin with his arm around Uncle Joe.

Red Ken has been at it again.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Bill Maher Ridicules the Croc Hunter

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:36 AM

Shoring up his position as both the most boorish and the most intensely loathsome member of the entertainment establishment, moonbat talk show host Bill Maher showed up at a Halloween party in a costume ridiculing Steve Irwin, who was tragically killed by a stingray only two months ago.

Rather than apologize for his obnoxious bad taste, Maher proclaimed that it was Irwin's own fault that he died in the freak occurrence:

People who really love animals understand if you get killed by one, chances are you were doing something to it you shouldn't have been.

He followed this by smirking:

You want me to apologize for making a joke? Who do you think I am, John Kerry?

The reference is of course to Kerry's "botched joke" in which he announced that only the lazy and the stupid would get "stuck in Iraq" fighting for their country. We already know that Maher would be unlikely to apologize for calling our troops stupid.

Moonbats don't come any less appealing than Bill Maher.

On a tip from Wiggins.

UN: Suspend Saddam's Sentence

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:56 AM

Here's a very small surprise: Saddam Hussein's partners in crime at the UN don't like it that he will soon be receiving his just desserts in the form of a rope.

Louise Arbour, head of the UN Human Rights Commission, is hoping that Saddam's death sentence will be suspended. Don't worry, Ms. Arbour: they're hanging Saddam for the genocide the UN would have allowed him to keep committing, not for the oil-for-food scam he had going with his UN friends.


On a tip from Wiggins.

Campaign Ad

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:42 AM

Via Maggie's Farm:


November 5, 2006

College Calls For Killing Sick Babies

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:50 PM

Edging its way down the slippery slope from abortion, Britain's Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecology is calling on doctors to consider the "management option" of "active euthanasia" for babies born with medical conditions.

Strangely enough, an argument is made that killing sick babies could reduce abortion:

If life-shortening and deliberate interventions to kill infants were available, they might have an impact on obstetric decision-making, even preventing some late abortions, as some parents would be more confident about continuing a pregnancy and taking a risk on outcome.

Still more strangely, infanticide is being promoted as a moral duty. According to Professor of Human Genetics Joy Delhanty of University College London, it is "morally wrong to strive to keep alive babies that are then going to suffer many months or years of ill health."

If we reach the progressive consensus that innocent life is not sacred, we will continue to slip down the slope. Before long babies will be getting exterminated for have birth marks or for crying too much. But why stop at babies? It might take years before you realize that a child just didn't turn out.

At least Michael J. Fox will get his precious research clones.

On a tip from Brooklyn Red Leg.

Less Is More

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:15 PM

Via the Brussels Journal, the European, American, and Icelandic constitutions:


Moonbattery is anything but terse.

Global Warming Cultists Rewrite Climate History and the Laws of Physics

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:48 PM

As Christopher Monckton observes, global warming hysteria "is less about saving the planet than, in Jacques Chirac's chilling phrase, 'creating world government.'" In part one of a thoroughly documented piece in the Sunday Telegraph, Monckton debunks the sloppy science and outright trickery used to generate the alleged "consensus" that the world is doomed if progressive bureaucrats don't cripple Western economies.

One of the Left's best tricks is abolishing the Medieval Warm Period. As the United Nations and Al Gore would prefer you didn't know, temperatures were as much as 3°C higher during the Middle Ages than they are today. "Greenland" got its name from being lush and green when the Vikings discovered it; today it's a frozen wasteland. In 1421, the Chinese sailed around the Arctic without encountering ice.

Monckton quotes David Deming, a geoscientist at the University of Oklahoma, who had published an article reconstructing 150 years of North American temperatures from borehole data:

With the publication of the article in Science, I gained significant credibility in the community of scientists working on climate change. They thought I was one of them, someone who would pervert science in the service of social and political causes. One of them let his guard down. A major person working in the area of climate change and global warming sent me an astonishing email that said: "We have to get rid of the Medieval Warm Period."

They got rid of it by fudging data, allowing them to produce the infamous hockey stick graph that strikes fear into the hearts of the gullible.

The hockey stick vs. reality.

Not content to rewrite natural history, the climate hysteria cult has gone after physics. A "forcing" is an influence on temperature, measured in watts. To get from the forcing to the temperature increase it would create, you have to use a constant called lambda. Its actual value is 0.22–0.3°C per watt, but global warming propagandist extraordinaire James Hansen has suggested making it 0.67, 0.75, or 1°C. Most UN computer models use 1°C. A scary new report by Nicholas Stern implies 1.9°C.

If that doesn't terrify people into submission, they'll have to raise lambda even higher. Soon we'll have to pay an extra tax on beans because their models will predict that breaking wind could cause the planet to burst into flames.

Let's hope the seas haven't boiled away before Monckton continues his exposé next Sunday.

On a tip from Bergbikr.

Priest Sets Himself on Fire to Protest Muslim Conquest of Europe

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:16 PM

Hopefully this will alert someone in the MSM to the fact that Western Civilization faces a serious threat. Retired priest Roland Weisselberg doused himself in gasoline and set himself on fire on the grounds of an Augustine monastery where Martin Luther spent six years as a monk in the 16th century. Weisselberg was reportedly motivated by the spread of Islam in Europe and the Church's refusal to confront it.

As the flames engulfed him, he shouted "Jesus and Oskar," referring to Oskar Brüsewitz, a priest who set himself on fire in 1976 to protest East Germany's communist regime. But communism pales in comparison to Islam, which promises to obliterate European civilization completely.

Unfortunately, Weisselberg may have died for nothing. Axel Noack, the Protestant Bishop of Saxony, responded to the martyrdom by hoping that it would not hurt relations between Christians and the Muslims who are displacing them.

The death of Oskar Brüsewitz.

ACLU Continues Campaign Against Cross at Mount Soledad

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:45 AM

Philip Paulson, who initiated the struggle to do away with the 29-foot cross at the Mount Soledad War Memorial, has died. Last year, a special ballot in San Diego to protect the cross from moonbats by transferring the property to the federal government as a national war memorial passed with 76% of the vote. Yet the Anti-Christian Lawyers Union (ACLU) will not rest until the cross has fallen.

Now the ACLU is challenging the legality of the special ballot, as well as the federal legislation transferring the land. Though Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy ordered a stay, a May ruling that San Diego must take down the cross or pay as much as $5,000 per day in fines is still under appeal. Apparently left-wing jackals with law degrees have no shortage of time or money to pay court costs. If they succeed, their next stop might be Arlington National Cemetery and Gettysburg, where there are plenty of Christian symbols that must raise their ire.

John Eastman, a professor at Chapman University School of Law, sees the relentless battle to destroy the Mount Soledad memorial as part of a greater war on the moral underpinnings that allow American democracy to function:

If you look at the trend in leftist theory about society, it's bought into the notion that there should be no communal restraints or standards because that's a violation of liberty. The line between liberty and licentiousness makes no sense to them.
To vindicate their philosophy of life, they demonize any institution that will continue to hold the old moral cultural norms. As a result, you see massive attacks against the Church and massive attacks against groups like the Boy Scouts that are the quintessential holders of the moral line.
The founders believed that without a moral citizenry, they would not be able to sustain a self-governing republic.

Whether the ACLU hates Christianity simply because it is good, or because it is a critical component of American civilization, only a moonbat could say.

The ACLU has work to do at Arlington National Cemetery.

On a tip from Wiggins.

November 4, 2006

Top Dem Charles Rangel's Communist Ties

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:04 PM

A picture recently brought to the public's attention at Free Republic indicates what our country is in for if today's Democrats take over Congress:


This shot of Rep. Charles Rangel, who is poised to take over chairmanship of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, was taken at a Workers World Party / Troops Out Now rally in Harlem, New York, on March 19th, 2005.

Members of the Workers World Party long ago progressed beyond being progressives. They are Stalinists. Their ideology calls for the destruction of the United States, the abolition of property, and the literal enslavement of the entire human race. The word "evil" barely does them justice.

The WWP sides with the horrific totalitarian regime in North Korea against the USA. From their eulogy for the communist dictator Kim Il Sung:

Comrade Kim Il Sung devoted his whole life to the Korean people's struggle for national self-determination and the international working-class struggle for socialist emancipation. With his leadership, the Korean people defeated the Japanese colonial occupation and soon after brought about the first defeat of the U.S. imperialist military machine.

The associated Troops Out Now sides with the Islamic insurgents killing our troops in Iraq:

It is time for the antiwar movement to acknowledge the absolute and unconditional right of the Iraqi people to resist the occupation of their country without passing judgment on their methods of resistance.

It other words, terrorist tactics and beheadings are a-okay with Charlie Rangel's pals, so long as the objective is to defeat America.

Here's another shot from the same WWP rally, further illuminating the circles our future congressional leaders move in:


Connoisseurs of hard-core moonbattery will recognize Ramsey Clark and Lynne Stewart. Here are some highlights from Clark's career:

  • As Attorney General, sided with rioters against police after the Watts riots.
  • Visited numerous countries including Iraq, North Vietnam, and Serbia on anti-American propaganda junkets.
  • Flew to Iran in 1980 during the hostage crisis to participate in a "Crimes in America" symposium.
  • Supported Libyan dictator Muammar al-Qaddafi after Reagan bombed Tripoli in response to Libya's state-sponsored terrorism.
  • On a pro bono basis, defended the Achille Lauro hijackers who killed wheelchair-bound American passenger Leon Klinghoffer and threw him into the ocean.
  • Defended former Nazis against extradition.
  • Defended perpetrators of genocide in Rwanda.
  • Founded the International Action Center, which is dedicated to undermining US policy and is linked to communist and socialist organizations worldwide.
  • Rumored to have leaked classified information to North Vietnam and the Soviet Union.
  • Denounced US officials as "international outlaws."
  • After 1991 Gulf War that liberated Kuwait, initiated a tribunal that found George H.W. Bush, Colin Powell, and Norman Schwarzkopf guilty of war crimes.
  • Currently serving on Saddam Hussein's defense team.

It's hard to help noticing that this guy really really doesn't like America.

Fellow leftist Lynne Stewart doesn't either. She was recently sentenced to a wrist slap for helping an Islamic terrorist involved in the first attack on the World Trade Center to preside over his operations from behind bars.

The Stalinists at the WWP aren't Rangel's only communist friends. The granddaddy of anti-American dictators, Fidel Castro, has financed Rangel family trips to Cuba — though Rangel has tried to hide the fact. It's the least Castro could do, considering what a good friend Rangel has been. From Discover the Networks:

Rangel is also an indefatigable apologist for Communist Cuba and an avowed admirer of Fidel Castro. In April 1993, Rangel introduced legislation to repeal the Cuban Democracy Act of 1992, which called for repeal of assistance to the Castro government and promotion of democratization, and to lift the embargo against Cuba. When Castro toured Harlem in October of 1995, Rangel greeted him with a bear hug and joined in a prolonged standing ovation for the visiting dictator. During a March 2000 television interview, Rangel lamented that "Cuba is unfortunately treated differently," and chastised Cuban-Americans for supporting an embargo against Cuba. Most recently, Rangel joined six New York Democrats in opposing a House resolution of support for pro-democracy advocates and dissidents in Cuba. Rangel angrily dismissed the activists as "insurgents," condemned a policy of "dealing with dissidents," and complained that American legislators "refuse to give the [Cuban] government the respect that it deserves."

Here's a little information on the Ways and Means Committee:

Created in 1789, Ways and Means is the oldest standing Committee in Congress. Due to its broad jurisdiction on critical issues — involving economic policy, international trade, welfare, Social Security, Medicare and health care policy — the committee occupies a pivotal place in the House Committee system. In addition to legislating, the Committee exercises broad oversight authority in all these areas.

This crucial committee will be hopping to Charlie Rangel's gavel if Democrats take the house. If that doesn't get Republicans out to vote on Tuesday, nothing will.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Destroying Christianity From Within

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:16 AM

The multicultural Left's war of annihilation against Europe's Christian heritage continues forward at a blitzkrieg pace. Filip van Laenen at the Brussels Journal reports that the Norwegian Association for Lesbian and Homosexual Emancipation is demanding a quota for homosexual clergy in the Norwegian Lutheran Church. The Open Church Group takes a less coercive approach, but is encouraging the active recruitment of homosexual clergy.

In case you're wondering if there will soon be demands for atheist clergy, Danish vicar Thorkild Grosbøll recently averred that he did not believe in God. This resulted in a short suspension until his faith returned.

Once the way is opened for atheist clergy, the next step will be Muslim clergy. Already there are demands that the Svenska Kyrkan (Church of Sweden) change its name because the "Svenska" part isn't inclusive of immigrants, who in Sweden are overwhelmingly Muslim.

As van Laenen concludes,

Next time God wants to save the world, He'd better send His black lesbian daughter who doesn't believe too much in Him or her brother.

School Bans Mark Twain Classic

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:29 AM

Like the Islam of the Taliban, which demanded the destruction of ancient Buddhist statues because nothing outside of itself can be permitted to exist, or even to have existed, political correctness is a totalitarian ideology. Bit by bit it will erase everything noble about our culture and leave in its place a damp blob of sanctimonious guilt.

The latest example of this tragic process occurred in Taylor, Michigan, where the Mark Twain classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been banned from high school classes after a parent of the only black kid in the class complained that the language of the 19th-century book does not conform to contemporary standards of multicultural inclusion.

Explained Lynette Sutton, assistant superintendent for secondary instruction:

We want to be sensitive to how the children feel.

When the authorities take something away from you, you usually hear it's for the sake of the children. But here it's the children themselves who are being robbed — of their own culture. Will they grow up in a world that has forgotten Mark Twain ever existed? Or will a 1984-style approach be taken, and great works of literature be rewritten by committees of bureaucrats to reflect the current requirements of political correctness?

If our culture is to be passed on to the future, we might have to start memorizing books, as in Fahrenheit 451. Otherwise our great works could go the way of the giant Buddhas in Afghanistan.

Created in the 3rd century AD, this was the tallest Buddha figure in the world.

Here's what's left after the Taliban got to it.

On a tip from Wiggins.

November 3, 2006

What a Dem Victory Would Mean: A European Perspective

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:19 PM

Paul Belien at Brussels Journal offers a European perspective on what a victory by Pelosi et al. on Tuesday will mean for America and for Europe. A highlight:

I was in West Hollywood on Halloween. A friend described this area as one third retiree, one third Russian and one third gay. Sounds a bit like Europe to me.
The gays take every opportunity to dress up. Consequently Halloween has become a gay festival in LA. The first people I met when leaving the hotel were a group of men dressed up as ballerinas. This is Pelosi Land.
Americans can already see what their country's future will be if they vote for Pelosi and her band. They only need to watch Europe. That is what America will be like 20 years from now if the Liberals succeed in turning the U.S. into a European-style welfare state. The latter is the cause of all Europe's problems. It has led to secularization, because people who are catered for from the cradle to the grave no longer need God. It has led to the immigration debacle, because Europe has attracted welfare immigrants who only come for the benefits and not to contribute to the host country's wealth creation. It has led to the loss of the citizens' ability to care for themselves, because they expect everything from the state.
However, the current American elections are relevant for Europe, too. If they lead to the American withdrawal from Iraq, Europe will face a widespread intifada. The withdrawal will be perceived as a defeat of the West and the Muslim "youths" in Europe's cities will become even more arrogant. They utterly despise the Europeans, whom they perceive (not entirely without reason) to be men dressed up as ballerinas, and they hate America because it fights back. In a world ruled by men who only understand the language of power it is better to be hated than despised. If America withdraws the Islamist fanatics will despise America for it. They will take this as a sign that the West has been defeated and that the world is theirs.

Small wonder that Muslim terrorists are openly rooting for the Democrats.

Biased Beeb

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:04 PM

Here's how the BBC kicks off a hopeful article about how the Democratic Party might dupe voters by pretending not to be hostile to Christianity:

Polls revealed religion as a striking predictor of voting behaviour — the more often a voter attended church, the more likely they were to vote for President Bush, by a wide margin.
That is not a good thing in a nation where more than 90% believe in God.

Or at least, it's not a good thing for partisan liberal propagandists like the folks at the Beeb.

Hat tip: Biased BBC

Fate of Nation to Be Decided in Champaign County, Illinois

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:26 PM

There is a lot at stake for Republicans and for America in general in next week's elections — especially in Champaign County, Illinois, where voters will decide on whether to impeach the President and Vice President and whether to surrender to the terrorists wreaking havoc in Iraq. Along with a suggested bond sale to finance a new fire station and a proposal to raise the maximum annual public library tax rate, the following referenda will be on the ballot:

Advisory Referendum To Impeach George W. Bush And Vice-President Richard Cheney

Shall the voters of Cunningham Township ask our representative to the U. S. House of Representatives to support articles of impeachment to remove George W. Bush and Richard Cheney from office for misleading our nation to war with Iraq, for permitting the illegal use of torture, and for conducting domestic spying on U. S. citizens in violation of the 4th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act?

Proposition That The United States Withdraw Military Personnel And Bases From Iraq

In order to halt the continuing loss of human life and resources necessary to meet human needs at home, shall the United States commence a humane, orderly, rapid and comprehensive withdrawal of United States military personnel and bases from Iraq?

Chose wisely, Champaign County voters! The fate of the nation is in your hands.

On a tip from Bill E.

Halloween in the Ivory Tower

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:50 PM

Via Democracy Project, here are some pictures taken in the home of University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann last Tuesday. Isn't it great how Halloween gives you a chance to let your inner self loose? President Gutmann is the blond in the top picture. The wannabe suicide bomber is Saad Saadi. Captions are apparently those provided by Saadi on his bizarre website, though they can no longer be accessed:



"Influencing a future Mujahideen."

"Freedom fighter and freedom statue pose for a picture."

"Another take down...more prayer verses were read."

"Another hostage shot. This is my favorite one."

This is what goes on in the home of the president of an Ivy League university. Cute, huh? Can you imagine coming to the college president's house dressed as a Klansman, and enacting a lynching? Of course not, but unlike Muslim terrorists, Klansmen don't have whole university departments devoted to whitewashing their murderous activities.

Besides, President Gutmann didn't realize the guy she was posing with was dressed as a terrorist. It's not easy to top John "Botched Joke" Kerry when it comes to digging yourself deeper with lame explanations, but Gutmann does her best with this:

The costume is clearly offensive and I was offended by it. As soon as I realized what his costume was, I refused to take any more pictures with him, as he requested.

If Gutmann really thinks people are mentally underdeveloped enough to believe that she didn't realize Saadi was dressed as a terrorist, it's no wonder she devoted herself to education.

The truth is that Muslim terrorists are only seen as depraved blood-thirsty fiends in the real world. Inside the ivory tower, as in the MSM, they are noble victims of Zionism and hegemonic American arrogance.

The next generation's perceptions of the world are being shaped in an asylum for the morally insane.

On a tip from V the K.

Boston Radio Host John DePetro Fired

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:43 AM

Radio host John DePetro of Boston's WRKO has been fired for giving gubernatorial candidate Grace Ross the attention she desperately craved by referring to her as a "fat lesbian" on the air.

Far from being secretive about her abnormal sexuality, Ross is running for Governor of Massachusetts as a lesbian on the Green–Rainbow Party ticket.

This isn't DePetro's first sin. He once got in trouble for calling former Big Dig boss Matt Amorello a "fag."

DePetro's board operator Jimmy Kiesling was also sacrificed to the evil gods of political correctness.

At least he didn't call her an ugly fat lesbian.

Russell Crowe Blames USA For His Criminal Behavior

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:14 AM

Russell Crowe, the prima donna actor who was arrested for throwing a telephone at a hotel clerk in the midst of a solipsistic temper tantrum, knows just who to blame for the incident: the American legal system:

Where I come from, a confrontation as basic and simple as that would have been satisfied with a handshake and an apology.

I never would have guessed that there's no law against assault Down Under. Maybe Sean Penn should immigrate.

Assaulting the peasants is illegal in backwards America.

Why Moonbats Like Macs

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:33 AM

Analysis from Hog on Ice:

I had no idea Macs had such a range of exasperating problems. But the nature of the problems is not surprising. They all revolve around the Operating System as God and the User as Insignificant Annoyance. Which reflects the Mac's liberal origins. An operating system is like a government. Windows is like a Republican government. It gives you a tremendous amount of power and lets you run your own life, even if it screws up a lot. And if you screw up, it allows you to fix the problem yourself. The Mac OS is like a liberal government. It gives you very little power and tells you what's good for you, and when something goes wrong, you have to run to an anointed Mac official to get it fixed.
And the Mac OS takes more of your money, because you're not qualified to decide what to do with it. You may not realize it, because you're just a potato-eating, truck-pull-watching User, but this is what's best for you.

Hat tip: Right Wing Nation

Nancy Pelosi, Liberal Obstructionist

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:23 AM

Just how liberal is San Francisco's Nancy "Stretch" Pelosi, the next Speaker of the House if Dems have their way next Tuesday? A piece in today's Washington Times takes a look at her record. It is not a pretty sight.

According to the National Journal's 2005 vote-based ideological ratings, Stretch is more liberal than 91% of other House members on economic issues, 96% on social issues, and 82% on foreign policy. She received a 95% liberal rating from the Americans for Democratic Action, which is actually relatively moderate for Pelosi, considering that it broke a four-year streak of perfect 100% ratings. But she did get a perfect 0% rating from the American Conservative Union last year. A committed champion of abortion, she has earned a lifetime rating of 100% from NARAL and 0% from the National Right to Life Committee.

What Pelosi has stood for:

  • Squishing the skulls of half-born babies and vacuuming out their brains.
  • Keeping taxes high.

What Pelosi has stood against:

  • Parental notification of minors who want to abort their babies.
  • The death penalty for anyone other than babies.
  • Welfare reform.
  • Permitting prayer in school.
  • Allowing the Ten Commandments to be displayed on public property.
  • School vouchers.
  • Raising the child tax credit.
  • Reducing our dependence on Muslims and maniacs like Hugo Chavez by drilling in ANWR.
  • Free trade.
  • The B-2 bomber.
  • Missile defense.

There isn't much that the Queen of Obstruction doesn't try to block. She was even opposed to the foolishly extravagant $400-billion Medicare prescription drug bill, if only because she preferred one that cost twice as much. The odds of any constructive legislation getting through a Congress controlled by Pelousy are nil — despite nimble action being required on the part of the government to protect the country from terrorism, secure our energy supply, and stem the Mexican invasion before it leads to disaster.

Nancy Pelosi showing her colors, via Iowa Presidential Watch.

November 2, 2006

Union Hosts Cop-Killer Celebration

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:30 PM

The public employee union SEIU Local 1199 has provided an auditorium at its headquarters to the Hands Off Assata Campaign, which tonight is celebrating the armed prison break that freed their heroine Joanne Chesimard, aka Assata Shakur.

Chesimard, a member of the Black Liberation Army, was in jail for abetting the cold-blooded murder of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster, a crime for which she receives adulation on the Left. She served only six years before the prison break gave her a chance to escape to the progressive's idea of utopia, communist Cuba, where she has lived for a quarter century while Werner Foerster continues to be dead.

Among the sponsors of the Hands Off Assata Campaign is Lynne Stewart, who recently received a gentle wrist slap for assisting an Islamic terror master to preside over his homicidal operations from behind bars.

The hall was reserved by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement. Local 1199 disavows any connection with the appalling event it is hosting.

State Trooper Werner Foerster, RIP.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Dems Urged to Blow Off Work

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:58 PM

The Democratic Party is asking its minions to pledge not to show up for work on election day. As far as I know this will not make them eligible for one day of welfare payments.


On a tip from Wiggins.

ACORN Activists Busted For Voter Fraud

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:53 PM

Dems are up to their usual election shenanigans in Kansas City, where four members of the liberal activist group Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) have been indicted for turning in false voter registration applications as part of a national investigation.

ACORN recruits moonbats to register voters in Dem-friendly low-income and minority neighborhoods. They are paid by the hour, not by the number of registration cards they turn in, so their motive in cheating is political, not monetary.

At least one of the people they registered was dead at the time. Another applied to register seven times. Other irregularities included phony addresses, signatures, and phone numbers.

Fraud in the interest of advancing moonbattery is nothing new at ACORN. In 2004, together with sister group Project Vote, it ran a voter mobilization drive alleged to indulge in fraudulent voter registration, vote-rigging, voter intimidation, and vote-for-pay scams. Voter registration forms were falsified or destroyed by the thousands, and convicted felons were registered even where they are not eligible to vote.

Yet if the MSM's loud predictions of big Democratic wins don't come true next week, we will be told once again that it was Republicans who cheated.

ACORN activists aren't picky who they register — so long as they're Democrats.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Texas Dems in a Snit Over Signs

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:14 PM

Democrats in Fort Bend County, Texas are sputtering mad over Republican signs that accurately inform voters as to what they are voting for if they vote Democratic.

Signs in Tom DeLay's old district offer messages such as "Want more illegals? Vote Democrat" and "Encourage Terrorists. Vote Democrat." Other signs remind voters that a vote for Dems is a vote for higher taxes.

Angry Dems summarily removed the signs. County Commissioner Andy Meyers can't figure out why they're so hot and bothered:

All I am doing is repeating what the leadership of the Democratic Party's position is. So I am not sure why they would be upset about that.

Since it is undeniable that Democratic victories would result in even less border enforcement, a dismantling of our antiterror defenses, and as always, higher taxes, local Dems don't bother trying to dispute the messages. Instead, they resort to the tried and true tactic of pretending they are racist.

Blusters Don Bankston, campaign coordinator for the Democratic Party in Ford Bend County:

This is a majority minority county where Hispanics, blacks and Asians make up about 60 percent of the population. This is an appeal to fear, racism and prejudice, and that is wrong.

They forgot a sign: "Let's Have More Moonbattery. Vote Democrat."

On a tip from Wiggins.

72 Employees Suspected of Terrorist Ties at Main Paris Airport

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:17 PM

An antiterror investigation has resulted in 72 employees of Paris' main Charles de Gaulle airport losing their security clearances. Unsurprisingly, all but two of the potential terrorists are Muslims.

Of course not all Muslims lost their clearance, or there would hardly be anyone left to work at the airport, which draws on the surrounding heavily Arab northern suburbs for employees. The ones who lost their clearance were suspected by France's antiterrorism coordination unit Uclat of having links with radical Islam and/or having attended terrorist training camps. Most worked as aircraft cleaners or baggage handlers — ideal positions for someone wanting to plant a bomb on a flight. One was a friend of Richard Reid, aka the Shoe Bomber.

Trade unions are threatening to go on strike, claiming religious discrimination. If moonbattery had been this advanced during WWII, German spies could have claimed they were being discriminated against for being Nazis, and then sued to be allowed to continue their spying.

Richard Reid had a friend working at Charles de Gaulle.

Hat tip: Discarded Lies

Still More Gitmo Pandering

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:52 PM

Obsequious pandering to the malevolent cult that motivates Gitmo's inmates continues.

Captured Germans were never offered free copies of Mein Kampf during WWII, yet taxpayers get to finance shiny new Korans for Club Gitmo vacationers. Prayer caps and prayer mats are also provided. Recorded calls to prayer are broadcast five times a day. Guards must maintain a respectful silence while the terrorists are praying. Signs point out the direction to Mecca, where the meteorite Muslims pray to is stored. Most of the guests also get prayer rugs, prayer beads, and prayer oil.

Now we learn that Gitmo malcontents who go on hunger strikes have their force-feeding schedules adjusted so that they can fast during Ramadan. The demon that inspires their terrorist activities doesn't want them eating when the sun's up during the unholy month, and far be it from the USA to come between terrorists and their god.

"We moved it to the nighttime hours," Dr. K said of the force-feeding. He couldn't give his whole name, or Muslims might thank him for the favor by tracking him down and killing him.

Non–hunger-striking vacationers at Gitmo were served a feast to honor the end of Ramadan. In fact, they were served the Eid al Fitr feast twice. The first time around, the Gitmo guests wouldn't eat because they didn't believe Ramadan was really over, choosing to believe instead that our military was trying to trick them.

Meanwhile, human rights groups screech that force-feeding is unethical. Of course, letting terrorists die would also be unethical. Setting them free to sacrifice more innocent civilians seems to be the only ethical course.

Life at Club Gitmo.

On a tip from The Right Reverend Rabbi Judah.

90 Lashes For Getting Raped

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:12 PM

In Saudi Arabia, a woman was recently kidnapped and taken to a remote farm, where she was gang raped. Now she has been sentenced to 90 lashes for being alone in a car with a male friend at the time of the kidnapping.

You have to admire the open-mindedness of Islam's liberal apologists in the West. It seems they can excuse any ideology, so long as it is hostile to our civilization, even if it is equally hostile to notions they claim to cherish, such as the idea that women should be treated with some degree of decency.

Women's rights under Islam: Keep quiet and you won't get whipped.

On a tip from Bill.

The Former Cat Stevens to Croon at Nobel Moonbatfest

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:36 AM

The Nobel Commission has found the perfect musician to perform at this year's Nobel Peace Prize Concert: Yusuf Islam.

You may remember him as Cat Stevens, performer of hippie-era tunes like "Peace Train" and "Moon Shadow." He dropped out of the music industry after converting to Islam in the 1970s. Since then he has been barred from entering the USA because of his close ties with Islamic extremists, and from Israel for giving tens of thousands of dollars to Hamas terrorists.

Yusuf Islam publicly supported the death sentence that was declared against Salman Rushdie for writing a novel that Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini didn't like. His website boasts of his collaboration with Hamza Yusuf, who had this to say at a convention of the Islamic Circle of North America held at historic Valley Forge in 1996:

I am a citizen of this country not by choice but by birth. I reside in this country not by choice but by conviction in attempting to spread the message of Islam in this country. I became Muslim in part because I did not believe in the false gods of this society whether we call them Jesus or democracy or the Bill of Rights or any other element of this society that is held sacrosanct by the ill-informed peoples that make up this charade of a society.

The "peace activist" formerly known as Cat Stevens is living proof that you can be a moonbat and a Muslim at the same time. Naturally the Nobel folks love the guy. In 2003 a committee of Nobel Peace Prize laureates awarded him the Man of Peace award.

The Muslim moonbat formerly known as Cat Stevens.

Hat tip: LGF

November 1, 2006

Kerry Campaign Recruited at Fallen Soldiers' Funerals

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:58 PM

John "Botched Joke" Kerry's abuse of our men and women in uniform doesn't stop with his steady stream of outrageous insults and accusations. According to American Mourning authors Catherine Moy and Melanie Morgan, it also includes the most despicable form of exploitation imaginable. Perhaps inspired by Fred Phelps' cult, Hanoi John has used funerals as an opportunity to accost the families of fallen soldiers in an attempt to recruit them for his cause.

One example is the family of Justin Johnson of Rome, Georgia, who was killed in Sadr City in 2004. According to Moy:

A woman — who had also lost her son in the war and who represented the local Kerry campaign — approached the Johnsons at their son's wake. Justin was laid out in his Army uniform as the woman began her speech about hating Bush and helping Kerry. She asked the Johnsons to speak out against President Bush.

Michael Moore has also been involved in these morbid and disgusting recruitment activities. The idea of course is to create more Cindy Sheehans, who herself "went on the payroll of John Kerry's campaign within days after her son's death," according to Morgan.

As the American Mourning authors note in a statement they released today:

Sen. Kerry's history of calling American troops in Vietnam "baby-rapers" and murderers, and his current comments ... show that the public was right in rejecting him as unfit for the job of commander-in-chief.

To say that we dodged a bullet in 2004 would be putting it mildly. Let's hope we can dodge the next one; if we don't, the party that saw fit to offer Kerry as a presidential candidate will take control of Congress.

Now we know why Kerry looks like a ghoul.

Kerry Apologizes After He Didn't Apologize

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:44 PM

It was only a matter of time. John "I Apologize to No One" Kerry has now apologized for implying that American armed forces personnel are mentally, educationally, and motivationally deficient. He did it in a left-handed "I'm sorry you misunderstood me" kind of way, but he did apologize.

I'm sure veterans are touched by Hanoi John's sincerity — unless they've blocked him out by wearing these.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Iran Awards Prize For Most Tasteless Holocaust Cartoon

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:29 PM

If Hanoi John Kerry really was joking when he accused our troops of being losers, he isn't the only one with a strange sense of humor. The Iranian newspaper Hamshahri has announced the winner of its International Holocaust Cartoons Contest.

As he presented the prize, Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister Mohammad Hossein Saffar-Harandi praised President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has dismissed the Holocaust in which 6 million Jews were murdered as a "myth."

The winning cartoon earned its Moroccan creator Abdellah Derkaoui $12,000. It features a crane marked with the Star of David adding blocks to a wall separating the Dome of the Rock (a Muslim shrine) from Jerusalem. In the wall there is a gate like the one at Auschwitz. Yuck yuck.

Crows Saffar-Harandi:

The taboo is broken now. People should not think that by questioning the Holocaust, they are committing a crime.

Meanwhile, Iran busily works at developing the nuclear tools to bring about the next Holocaust.

At the Holocaust International Cartoon Exhibition in Tehran.

On a tip from Metalgarth.

A Message From the Troops

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:28 PM


Via Hot Air, on a tip from Monsoon.

Fellow Dems Run From "Botched Joke" Kerry

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:44 AM

Steadfastly apologizing to no one for insulting the troops who fight to preserve his freedom and way of life, Kerry is absurdly trying to spin his shameful — though highly characteristic — remarks as a "botched joke." But it appears his Democratic colleagues are beginning to realize that the botched joke is Kerry himself.

However he may twist himself into a pretzel trying to spin it, Kerry said what he said, which is this:

You know education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. And if you don't you get stuck in Iraq.

In other words, our troops aren't heroes, they're losers. Even other Democrats appear to be ashamed of Kerry's latest outrage.

Democratic Senate candidate Harold Ford Jr. (D-TN):

Whatever the intent, Senator Kerry was wrong to say what he said.

Democratic Senate candidate Jon Tester (D-MT):

Sen. Kerry's remarks were poorly worded and just plain stupid. He owes our troops and their families an apology.

Suddenly candidates have realized that it doesn't look good to have a character like Hanoi John on the stage with you. Kerry appearances have been canceled for congressional candidates Bruce Braley in Iowa and Tim Walz in Minnesota, and for gubernatorial candidate Bob Casey in Pennsylvania.

It would be surprising if his colleagues have only now noticed Kerry's open contempt for the men and women who serve in our armed forces. Here's what Hanoi John had to say about our troops in Vietnam:

[American troops] personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam...

This is what he thinks our guys in Iraq are up to:

going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women...

Meanwhile, the head of the Democratic Party, Howard Dean, remains in denial mode, calling Jean François' vicious remarks a "blooper." Mad Howie is unlikely to be swayed by the RNC's new web ad calling on Kerry to be decent and apologize to the military.

Jean François apologizes to no one.

Convicted Terrorist Worked in Restricted Areas of London Subway

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:54 AM

Mohammed Kamel Mostafa is a convicted terrorist who was nailed in Yemen for plotting to kill Western tourists. His father, Abu Hamza, is serving seven years for persuading other Muslims that it is their religious duty to kill nonbelievers in the course of his sermons at Finsbury Park mosque. Mostafa had tried his hand at rap; his lyrics had to do with waging holy war against infidels and dying for Allah. This didn't pan out, so he tried another career: working in the most sensitive areas of London's subway system, with access to restricted areas including tunnels under Parliament.

Dhimmified Mayor Ken Livingstone shrugs:

Has he broken any laws here in Britain? The answer is no. We are happy to have him working for us.

But even Red Ken admits that Mustafa should have noted on his application that he is a convicted terrorist when he took his job for the subcontractor Tube Lines, which looks after the Jubilee line that serves Westminster, where security is supposed to be taken seriously.

Although Mustafa is a walking red flag who was also involved in the infamous Finsbury Park mosque, security checks turned up nothing. He kept working on the Tube until other workers recognized him and told their bosses.

Mustafa's Muslim colleagues managed to kill 52 commuters by setting off bombs on three London subways trains and a bus on July 7, 2005.

Mohammed Mostafa and Abu Hamza.