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January 31, 2007

Liberals Learn to Love State-Supported Religion

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:44 PM

Always on the cutting edge of moonbattery, Boston has discovered a way for liberals to love state-supported religion. It doesn't have to be a religion tolerant of their beloved homosexuals. It doesn't have to be a religion that advocates treating women like human beings. It just has to be a religion sworn to the destruction of our civilization.

Islam is the only one that fits the bill, which is probably why the al-Qaeda–linked Islamic Society of Boston was handed a $2-million chunk of taxpayer-owned land for a token fee of $175,000.

When asked about this outrage, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino responded by shrugging, "That happened before me."

Actually, it didn't — and Menino took part in a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate this generous gift to Islam on behalf of the taxpayers, at which he gibbered about the project "creating a space for inter-faith dialog."

You would think the ACLU would have some interest in all this government-owned wealth handed over to a religion. At least, you would think that if you believed the ACLU acted on any principles other than a reflexive hatred of Christianity, capitalism, and America. But as it turns out, the Massachusetts ACLU apparently couldn't care less.

Neither could the Boston Globe or the Boston city council. Maybe they consider it a first installment on their jizya payments.

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Boston Mayor Thomas Menino tests which way the winds of dhimmitude are blowing.
On a tip from V the K.



Herouxville, Quebec Takes a Stand For Cohesion

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:52 AM

Hats off to the citizens of tiny Herouxville, Quebec for taking a stand against encroaching dhimmitude and the disease known as multiculturalism that enables its advance.

The town welcomes immigrants, but insists they make themselves aware of a declaration of "norms" adopted by the town council. These include:

  • At Christmas, children sing Christmas songs.
  • No stoning women.
  • No burning women with acid.
  • No ceremonial daggers in school even if you're a Sikh.
  • Boys and girls can swim in the same pool whether Muslims like it or not.
  • Men can drink alcohol whether Muslims like it or not.
  • No walking around with your face hidden except on Halloween.
  • Female police can arrest male suspects even if it troubles their egos.
  • Women are allowed to dance.
  • Women are allowed to drive.
  • Women are even allowed to make decisions on their own.

Needless to say, ethnic grievance groups like B'nai Brith Quebec and the Muslim Council of Montreal are outraged. Too bad. As Herouxville's town council has figured out, the farther we bend over backwards obsequiously pandering to arrogant and sometimes hostile foreigners who refuse to assimilate, the less social cohesion we're going to have.

Social cohesion may not conform to multicultural fashion, but we will miss it when it's gone. The Balkans, Sudan, and Iraq are examples of the style of life in store for us if we continue to let our society fragment.

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Seizing the day by taking a stand before it's too late.

On a tip from Hope.



Brother Jermaine Wants Michael Jackson to Become a Muslim

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:51 AM

Jermaine Jackson says he wants his brother Michael to convert to Islam, and believes the cross-dressing, child-molesting, homosexual pop star has been giving it some serious thought.

If he does convert, maybe he'll execute himself. At least that would spare us from his planned musical comeback.

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Wacko Jacko goes Muslim.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Al Franken Calling It Quits

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:47 AM

Wonderful news: the obnoxious Al Franken has set February 14 as the last day he will befoul the radio waves with his moonbattery, as his Air America continues to flounder in bankruptcy.

But there's a cloud inside this silver lining. He may actually run for a Senate seat in Minnesota, where he moved from New York last year. Minnesota has offered us the first pro wrestler Governor and the first Muslim Congressman; next could be the first Senator who is literally a clown, if not a very funny one.

In a possible reference to a Senate run, Franken warns that his last show will be "sort of a valentine."

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On a tip from Wiggins.



January 30, 2007

Muslim Kids Celebrate Ashura

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:20 PM

Today is Ashura, a day on which Shiite Muslims pay homage to their bloodthirsty god by — how else? — shedding blood. The idea is to commemorate the martyrdom of Hussein ibn Ali, grandson of Mohammad, whose death marked the split between the Sunni and Shia sects.

Ashura is celebrated by publicly beating, cutting, and/or flagellating yourself. Children are expected to participate. It's a quaint multicultural practice that we'll be seeing more of as Islam supplants Christianity in the West.

Something… And Half of Something offers a fascinating collection of Ashura photos. A few samples:

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Religion of Peaceniks really know how to throw a holiday party. Isn't it great the way they involve the whole family?



Should We Put Mexico on Welfare?

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:32 PM

A Freedom of Information Act request has resulted in the revelation that at a session on "Border Infrastructure and Continental Prosperity" at the North American Forum in Banff, Canada last September, discussions dwelled on the question of whether to be secretive or forthcoming with the public about attempts to integrate the USA, Canada, and Mexico into a North American version of the European Union.

If they're wise, they'll stick with the stealth route. Not too many Americans are likely to endorse their bureaucratic dreams, especially after exposure to the views of Robert Pastor. Pastor, an American University professor who was prominent at the Banff conference, says that narrowing the income gap between the productive USA and the not-so-productive Mexico "may be the single most important issue on the North American agenda." Apparently he wants to put an entire country on our welfare roll.

This plan does beat leaving the border open, which will eventually result in all the poor in Mexico ending up on our welfare roll anyway, without improving our access to Mexican oil.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Moonbat Blast From the Past: Begging For Bin Laden

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:07 PM

WorldNetDaily recalls that on this day in history, January 30, 2003, they reported on Ben & Jerry's ice cream tycoon and hippy moonbat extraordinaire Ben Cohen's Internet column dated September 4, 2001, in which he posted the following "enemy wanted" ad:

ENEMY WANTED. Serious enemy needed to justify Pentagon budget increase. Defense contractors desperate. Interested enemies send letter and photo or video (threatening, ok) to Enemy Search Committee, Priorities Campaign, 1350 Broadway, NY, NY, 10018.

One week later, 19 Muslims hijacked four planes and used them to kill 3,000 Americans.

Unfortunately, not even the dramatic arrival of the enemy he asked for was enough to jar Cohen out of his moonbattery. He has since used his "grassroots education and advocacy project" TrueMajority to undermine our attempts to suppress Islamic terror by spreading democracy in the Middle East.

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Ben Cohen, goofy but very rich Vermont moonbat.

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The High Cost of Hysteria For Australia

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:17 PM

A new report predicts that achieving the 30% emissions cut global warming cultists are demanding by 2030 would cost Australia $75 billion (about $58 billion US). The cost of electricity generation would be doubled, inflicting hardship on every economic endeavor.

Meanwhile, the cultists continue to stoke the hysteria in an effort to distract us from the crippling cost of complying with their moonbat demands.

If only because the big polluters like China, India, and Brazil aren't eager to plunge themselves back into abject poverty to indulge the apocalyptic fantasies of Western liberals, it is extremely unlikely that the extravagant sacrifice demanded of Australia would have any effect on the weather whatsoever.

On a tip from Metalgarth.



Eurabia Almost Inevitable

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:25 AM

According to world-renowned Middle Eastern and Islamic scholar Bernard Lewis, Muslims "seem to be about to take over Europe." Whether Europe becomes part of the Muslim world will soon cease to be an issue; the only question will be:

Will it be an Islamized Europe or Europeanized Islam?

Given the long list of ancient cultures Islam has totally obliterated (Egyptian, Persian, Byzantine, etc.), the smart money will be on an Islamized Europe, distinguishable from places like Yemen only by the weather and superficial hereditary traits.

As Lewis observes,

The outlook for the Jewish communities of Europe is dim.

The same can be said for Christian communities — and soon will be said for any communities other than Muslim.

How is it possible that after centuries of trying and failing to conquer Europe, Islam is only now on the verge of succeeding? The answer can be given in a single word: moonbattery.

Lewis puts it like this:

Europeans are losing their own loyalties and their own self-confidence. They have no respect for their own culture.

He names "self-abasement," "political correctness," and "multiculturalism" as reasons Europeans have "surrendered" on every issue pertaining to Muslim conquest of their civilization through a combination of immigration and intimidation.

Just as psychiatric disorders can cause an individual to commit suicide, the disease known as liberalism is doing the same for European culture.

Yet while Europeans lie in their warm bath watching the blood seep from their slashed wrists, we're asked by Democrats to fret that they don't approve of the way we run our country.

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Bernard Lewis: The outlook is dim.

Hat tip: Clarity & Resolve.



Hunter Defends USA From Kerry's Insults

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:20 AM

Responding to the vile insults Hanoi John Kerry directed at America the other day, Duncan Hunter has proven we have at least one 2008 presidential candidate who will actually take his own country's side.

As you may recall, Botched Joke John told a gathering of elitists at Davos, Switzerland that America is a pariah, and that it is guilty of "duplicity and hypocrisy." He even blamed the USA for AIDS in Africa. Oh, and he said that Americans have an "unfortunate habit" of viewing the world "exclusively through an American lens."

Liberals have a more unfortunate habit of viewing the world exclusively through an anti-American lens, though few go as far over the top in denouncing their own country to foreigners as John Kerry, who is very possibly the most contemptible human being to have risen to prominence in our political system. That anyone would ever have voted for this piece of work for president makes me shudder with horror.

One reason treasonous vermin like Kerry push the envelope so far over the edge is that no one calls them on it. The largely likeminded press is all but silent, and even opposition politicians discreetly fail to notice, leaving the false impression that such behavior is acceptable.

Thankfully Hunter stood up for America, noting the tremendous good we have done for an ungrateful world, and pointing out that it was "terrible" for Kerry to have said what he did.

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You just can't crawl any lower.

On a tip from Wiggins.



January 29, 2007

LA Times Op-Ed: 9/11 Was No Big Deal

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:09 PM

These days liberals are so sure they have the wind at their backs, they're coming out of the closet with opinions we might have suspected them of, but wouldn't have been able to get them to admit to until recently. For example, yesterday the Los Angeles Times published an op-ed by David Bell that asks the highly progressive question, Was 9/11 really that bad?

According to Bell, the 3,000 lives lost are no big deal, because many more died in the Soviet Union during WWII. Hiroshima is presented as the non plus ultra of attacks on civilian targets, suggesting that America is guilty of far worse atrocities than any terrorists.

But the main reason to laugh off 9/11 is that Islamic terrorists supposedly aren't capable of anything worse.

Bell admits that those who attacked us "are indeed hate-filled fanatics who would like nothing better than to destroy this country." But he quickly retreats into a pathological state of denial, where he feels safe enough to scoff at conservatives for thinking Muslims could kill as many people as Adolph Hitler.

Unfortunately, outside of Bell's ivory tower we are faced with not a few million Nazis, but over a billion Muslims. Pakistan already has nuclear weapons. Iran is following suit. At this point the spread of nuclear technology throughout the Muslim world would seem to be inevitable.

To quote top Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei:

Iran's nuclear capability is one example of various scientific capabilities in the country. … The Islamic Republic of Iran is prepared to transfer the experience, knowledge and technology of its scientists.

He was talking to Omar al-Bashir, President of Sudan — as backwards a terrorist-breeding Islamic hellhole as you will find anywhere. The Muslim-controlled government has been at work for years exterminating the millions of Christians unfortunate enough to live under its control.

Like 9/11, the genocide in Sudan is a prelude to a future liberals like Bell would rather not face.

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How many of these will it take to get through to them?

On a tip from Wiggins.



Muslims Get Their Own Restrooms at Australian University

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:23 PM

Just how far over backwards will we bend to placate Muslims in our obsequious dhimmitude? In Australia, La Trobe University has Muslim-only bathrooms that can only be accessed with secret push-button codes, so as to keep out unclean infidels.

Muslim "community leader" Yasser Soliman says Muslims need separate restrooms to wash their feet before they say their prayers.

Needless to say, insisting on separate washrooms is not an indication that Muslims plan to assimilate into Australian society. But why should they? It would cost them all their special privileges.

On a tip from V the K.



Church-Run Hospice Procures Prostitute For Patient

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:56 PM

Rather than provide moral guidance, the church-run Douglas House hospice in Oxford found it more nonjudgmental to procure a prostitute for a patient suffering from muscular dystrophy who wasn't able to find a date on his own.

The hospice staff consulted with a lawyer, clergy, and healthcare professionals before hooking up 22-year-old Nick Wallis with a call girl.

Unsurprisingly, Wallis reports that "It was not emotionally fulfilling."

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Nick Wallis — left to learn the hard way.

On a tip from Bill V.



More on Tim the Transsexual Teen

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:34 PM

A little update on yesterday's post about the German boy whose parents have been encouraging him since he was two to think he's a girl, and who has been on a hormone regime since he was twelve to prevent the onset of puberty:

His name is Tim but he goes by Kim. At fourteen he has "a growing bust line." The Daily Mail reports that he has no boyfriends at present but according to his depraved parents, he's looking. His goal in life is to move to Paris and become a fashion designer.

Now for the best part. The treatments that have turned the kid into a freak are being funded by German taxpayers. The bill already comes to well over $35,000 — and they still haven't cut off his genitals.

Moonbattery sure isn't cheap.

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Tim, aka Kim.

On a tip from Bill V.



Don't Forget to Be Afraid of Salt

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:14 PM

Freelance food Nazis are now going after salt. A group cleverly calling itself Cash (an acronym for Consensus Action on Salt and Health) asserts that certain foods contain as much salt as seawater, for which they proclaim there is no justification.

If consumed in high enough doses, salt is supposed to aggravate high blood pressure. The Telegraph frets that "children are particularly vulnerable."

No doubt legislation will not be long in coming.

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Start your stockpile while it's still legal.

On a tip from Bill V.



Fat and Lazy

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:06 AM

Via Davids Medienkritik, yet another example of the petty anti-Americanism that saturates the European media:

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The title translates to "US Kids Are Fat and Lazy." Imagine picking up an American magazine and reading that European kids are ugly and stupid. Our media may have more class than we thought — relatively speaking.



Muslim Medicine

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:38 AM

Dr. Abdul Majid Katme, head of the Islamic Medical Association and a member of the Muslim Council of Britain, is demanding that British Muslims refrain from vaccinating their children for diseases like measles, mumps, rubella, influenza, diphtheria, meningitis, tetanus, etc., because the vaccines are not "halal."

Halal products are made from animals that have their throats cut like infidels and then bleed to death while Allah's name is invoked. Needless to say, the pampered vacationers at Club Gitmo are fed only halal foods. But vaccines include animal products produced without any Dark Age throat-cutting rituals. Some even include forbidden pork-based gelatin.

Vaccination rates among Muslims are already low, which endangers not only their own health but everyone else's because "herd immunity" is needed to curb infectious diseases.

But Katme says nobody needs vaccines:

If you breast-feed your child for two years — as the Koran says — and you eat Koranic food like olives and black seed, and you do ablution each time you pray, then you will have a strong defence system.

Socialized medicine is pretty awful, but when it is replaced with Islamic medicine in a generation or two, the British are unlikely to get any healthier.

Hat tip: Political Correctness Watch



NY Times Reporter Chastised For Wanting USA to Win

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:58 AM

Here's some truly shocking news: a New York Times reporter publicly expressed a desire that America win the war in Iraq. Naturally military correspondent Michael Gordon was quickly slapped back into line.

Here's what Gordon let slip on PBS's "Charlie Rose" show regarding our efforts to defend democracy in Iraq:

So I think, you know, as a purely personal view, I think it's worth it [sic] one last effort for sure to try to get this right, because my personal view is we've never really tried to win. We've simply been managing our way to defeat. And I think that if it's done right, I think that there is the chance to accomplish something.

When the Gray Hag's moonbat readership came down on Gordon like a ton of bricks, "readers' representative" Byron Calame complained on their behalf to the paper's top editors. From Washington bureau chief Philip Taubman's response:

I would agree with you that he stepped over the line on the "Charlie Rose" show. I have discussed the appearances with Michael and I am satisfied that the comments on the Rose show were an aberration. They were a poorly worded shorthand for some analytical points about the military and political situation in Baghdad that Michael has made in the newspaper in a more nuanced and unopinionated way. He agrees his comments on the show went too far.

No, wanting us to win certainly isn't "nuanced." By "unopinionated," Taubman must mean, "not expressing opinions a moonbat wouldn't agree with." Left-wing opinionating is ubiquitous in the Slimes, from the front page to the sports page.

No doubt realizing that he had jeopardized his career, Gordon apparently accepted his castigation with meek humility. Calame reports that the "line drawn correctly by Mr. Taubman" was "accepted honorably by Mr. Gordon."



Saturday's Surrender Rally

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:06 AM

Terrified that a troop surge could lead to victory in Iraq, moonbats rallied against it Saturday in DC and California, led by the usual collection of Hollyweird degenerates, Democrat politicians (Reps. Maxine Waters, Lynn Woolsey, John Conyers, ad nauseam), and communist/anarchist hooligans. They are owed thanks for the reminder that before we can defeat the terrorist enemies coming after us from abroad, we need to overcome the enemy within, which is eating away at our country like cancer and will do whatever it can to bring about our defeat.

A glimpse of what America is up against:

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Just the folks we want dictating our foreign policy.

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9/11 has been forgotten, but they're still milking Abu Ghraib.

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Note the stylish kaffiyeh behind strident Hollywood has-beens Hanoi Jane and Susan Sarandon.

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The terrorists might be easier to reason with.

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Confirmed traitor Medea Benjamin with the insufferable sociopath Sean Penn.

To quote a comment on a post below by Beef:

One can only hope that the media's attempt to lionize these pathetic poseurs backfires with widespread revulsion at the sight of feeble minded has-beens knifing their country in the back for the applause of degenerates.



Troops Soldier Forward, Despite the Liberal Knives in Their Backs

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:02 AM

While Hollyweird degenerates and Democrat pols rally the moonbat hordes to demand we surrender, our troops are making headway in Iraq, despite Dems' every effort to cut them off at the knees. A plot to take over Najaf and kill Shia clerics was foiled over the weekend, with 250–300 terrorists dying in the process.

Meanwhile, Michael Moore's "Minutemen" continue to target schools. Five children died and 21 were wounded in a mortar attack early Sunday. This is what liberals want us to surrender to:

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It's also what the steps of our own schools will look like if we retreat, emboldening the enemy and moving the front from the Middle East to our own neighborhoods. Not that Dems need to worry about it; I'm sure the media will help them blame it on President Bush.

Hat tip: BareKnucklePolitics.com.



January 28, 2007

Peaceniks Allowed to Vandalize Capitol

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:45 PM

Left-wing vermin demonstrating on behalf of our country's terrorist enemies yesterday were actually allowed to vandalize the west front steps of the United States Capitol with spray paint.

US Capitol Police were told by Chief Phillip Morse and Deputy Chief Daniel Nichols to fall back, allowing the moonbat hordes to vent their spleens on one of the primary symbols of our country. The animals sprayed anarchist symbols and messages such as "our capitol building" and "you can't stop us." Police had to stand by and watch as the neo-hippies posed in front of their handiwork.

Not so long ago, heroic citizens prevented terrorists from crashing a plane into the Capitol. But there were no Todd Beamers on hand yesterday, only police whose hands had been tied by cowardly bureaucrats.

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Yesterday's vile moonbat hordes featured Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, and Hanoi Jane Fonda.



Teenage Transsexual

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:26 PM

Apparently letting your kids eat too much is child abuse — but this isn't:

A German boy who is now fourteen has been receiving hormone treatments for years to prevent the onset of puberty.

His evidently deranged family has been encouraging him to think of himself as a girl since he was only two. Their pediatrician was appalled at what they wanted to do to him, so they took him to Dr. Bernd Meyenburg, who heads a clinic for children allegedly suffering from sexual identity problems at Frankfurt University.

Meyenburg says "it would have been a crime" to let the boy become a man, although he does admit that:

From a purely medical standpoint we are dealing with the mutilation of a biologically healthy body.

They haven't cut off the kid's genitals yet because German law forces them to wait until he's eighteen.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Britain's Nanny State Confiscating Overweight Children

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:10 PM

One reason the nanny state has been able to bloat into the monstrosity it is without significant resistance is that many of its encroachments on our liberties are difficult to take seriously. Who is going to mount an expensive campaign to save trans fats or smoking in your car? Tiny bit by tiny bit, do-gooder bureaucrats have chipped away at our freedom until at last it has come to this:

In Britain, obese children are going on the child protection register right next to kids thought to be at risk for sexual or physical abuse. Children have actually been taken from their parents and placed in foster care due to weight issues. Some doctors advocate legal proceedings against parents who feed their children too much.

Reports Dr. Russell Viner, a London consultant pediatrician:

In my practice, I can think of about 10 or 15 cases in which child protection action has been taken because of obesity. We now constantly get letters from social workers about child protection due to childhood obesity.

Proving yet again that absurdity is no brake on moonbattery, a couple of Brits were found guilty of animal cruelty earlier this month for letting their dog get fat.

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Subject to bureaucratic confiscation.

On a tip from Wiggins.



No Federal Charges For Rolling Pig Head

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:01 PM

In a small victory over moonbattery, Brent Matthews will face a state misdemeanor charge but not federal hate crime charges for his little joke of rolling a pig's head into a mosque in Lewiston, Maine. Pigs are on the long list of things Muslims find "offensive."

Lewiston is becoming overrun with emigrants from Somalia, a land where failing to pray to Allah five times a day could get you beheaded. It was the massive influx of Somalis into the Minneapolis area that resulted in our first Muslim Congressman, Nation of Islam alumnus Keith Ellison.

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Bowling for believers.

On a tip from Wiggins.



January 27, 2007

Envirokooks Told to "Mine Your Own Business"

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:41 AM

You have to be a moonbat to win awards for a documentary, but not to film one. "Mine Your Own Business" by Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney swims against the PC current by exposing what the directors refer to as "the real agenda of global environmental activists" — namely, thwarting economic progress.

The movie focuses on Rosia Montana, a dirt-poor Romanian village that foreign environmentalists want to stay that way, despite opportunities for gold mining that would provide hundreds of jobs.

In addition to yelping about the ecosystem, envirokooks cite the "unique cultural and archaeological treasures in the area." In other words, they like the rustic peasants right where they are — charmingly starving in their wretched huts.

Unemployment in the area runs 70%. Too bad hungry villagers aren't spotted owls or sucker fish. Then maybe sanctimonious moonbats would care about their welfare enough at least to leave them alone.

McAleer originally set out to make a very different film, admittedly influenced by what he calls the "liberal environmentalist" views that are de rigueur in Europe. But after learning more about the struggle between envirokooks and economic development, he came to see environmental activism as "a massive human rights abuse."

Predictably, Greenpeace activists have attempted to prevent the movie from being screened.



Girls Charged With Plotting to Kill the Energizer Bunny

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:59 AM

Two ninth-grade girls from Sequatchie County High School in Tennessee, aged 14 and 15, have been charged with conspiracy to commit criminal homicide for compiling a list of individuals they allegedly would like to kill, including faculty members and fellow students as well as famous personages including Tom Cruise, Oprah Winfrey, and the Energizer Bunny.

School officials discovered the list in a classroom trashcan. Said Dunlap Police Clint Huth:

I am not saying we thwarted a shooting incident or an act of violence. On the other hand, had this gone unchecked, down the road it could have grown into something a whole lot more serious than a list of names.

I'll say. Imagine a world without the Energizer Bunny.

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Marked for death.

On a tip from Wiggins.



January 26, 2007

Scientologists Resort to Fred Phelps Tactics

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:01 PM

Borrowing tactics from the bizarre cult that calls itself the Westboro Baptist Church, Scientologists chose the day of James Alenson's funeral to stage a protest against the psychiatric drugs prescribed to John Odgren, a teenager with a form of autism who is suspected of stabbing Alenson to death.

The Church of Scientology disapproves of the medications used to treat psychiatric disorders, possibly because they might cure people of being nutty enough to become Scientologists.

Locals didn't take kindly to the protests. One passing motorist yelled at the kooks:

Have you ever seen a schizophrenic off his drugs? Obviously not.

But they have if they watch Oprah:

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Tom Cruise, the Christ of Scientology.

On a tip from V the K.



New Jersey to Ban Bike Riding While Talking on the Phone

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:08 AM

Showing a bold willingness to address the imperative problems facing New Jersey, state legislators have refused to let themselves be distracted by trifles like stratospheric taxation, urban decay, gang violence, festering Muslim terror cells, etc., and have instead zeroed in on the menace of bicyclists being allowed to talk on the phone while they pedal their vehicles.

Trying to walk and chew gum at the same time remains legal, though not recommended for Garden State residents who voted for John Corzine. It also remains legal to ride a bike while drunk. There are no stats on accidents caused by riding a bike while talking on the phone.

Republican Assemblyman Richard Merkt doesn't appreciate the measure:

As my father used to tell me, "You can't legislate common sense," and that's exactly what this bill tries to do, as the Legislature has already tried to do on so many other occasions. Is anyone dumb enough to use a cell phone in a dangerous manner while riding a bicycle really going to be smart enough to know about or pay attention to some legislator's new law? Seems unlikely to me.

Some people just don't get it. Merkt should be grateful that New Jersey is now one step closer to bureaucratic perfection, which will be attained when every conceivable human activity is either mandatory or forbidden.

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Arrest that moonbat!

On a tip from Wiggins.



Illegal Alien Suing For Free Corvette

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:31 AM

Maribel Nava Alvarez won a Corvette on the Fourth of July, 2005, in a raffle sponsored by a Spanish-language radio station in Chicago. But she hasn't been given her car, because she is "undocumented" — Moonbattese for "a criminal in this country illegally."

The radio station says it can't give her the car because regulations require them to get a valid Social Security or tax ID number. Proving that even illegal aliens can assimilate in some respects, Alvarez has responded with a lawsuit. She wants the car, and also that the radio station's lawyer be punished for threatening to tell immigration officials about her.

While another lawyer carries on in her behalf, Alvarez has left the Chicago area out of an irrational fear of deportation, naively imagining that US Immigration and Customs Enforcement actually serves some purpose, and that the odds of her getting sent back to her own country are any shorter than those of winning the car.

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What are the odds Alvarez has a valid driver license?

On a tip from V the K.



Moonbat Entourage

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:09 AM

Nancy Pelosi has traveled to Iraq for a fact-finding mission and to drink a few beers with the troops, as the now-defunct Botched Joke Kerry was wont to do. Her entourage includes the infamous Abscam Jack Murtha, the corrupt traitor who has been loudly demanding we surrender for well over a year.

Here's the picture accompanying the story on Drudge:

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Given who's in the helicopter, those must be bats circling around it.

On a tip from Bill V.



Ten Most Polluted Places

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:43 AM

The Blacksmith Institute has released a list of the world's ten most polluted places:

  • Chernobyl, Ukraine
  • Dzerzhinsk, Russia
  • Haina, Dominican Republic
  • Kabwe, Zambia
  • La Oroya, Peru
  • Linfen, China
  • Maiuu Suu, Kyrgyzstan
  • Norilsk, Russia
  • Ranipet, India
  • Rudnaya Pristan/Dalnegorsk, Russia

All of them have something in common that might surprise moonbats: they're not in the USA. But if you enjoy wallowing in Gaiaistic guilt, don't let this stop you. People in other parts of the world are only forced to engage in activities that harm Mother Earth because America stingily refuses to put them on welfare.

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What? No dot to mark the Kennedy compound?

On a tip from Wiggins.



Moonbats: Global Warming Causes Terrorism

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:12 AM

Okay, so driving SUVs won't really cause polar bears to fall through the ice or Florida to vanish beneath the rising sea. But that's no reason not in indulge in hysterical panic. Now the experts have decided that global warming causes terrorism.

A Londonistan circle jerk entitled Climate Change: The Global Security Impact featured various prophets of doom including scientist-bureaucrat John Mitchell, who quoted a denunciation of America by the noted climatologist Osama bin Laden:

You have destroyed nature with your industrial waste and gases more than any other nation in history. Despite this, you refuse to sign the Kyoto agreement so that you can secure the profit of your greedy companies and industries.

Paul Rogers, a professor of "peace studies" at Bradford University, indulged in Mad Max fantasies, raving that fortress walls to keep out climate change refuges would be doomed to fail. He gave as an example the citizens of Bangladesh, a country "acutely vulnerable to rising sea levels, cyclones and droughts" according to Reuters.

Maybe Bangladesh can build an economy around tourists curious to see the first underwater desert.

By the way, global warming also causes suicide. But it has not yet been linked to Isaiah Washington's use of the forbidden "F-word."

On tips from Wiggins.



January 25, 2007

Jimmy the Dhimmi Even Objects to Jewish Names

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:15 PM

You don't have to be Israeli to get on Jimmy "the Dhimmi" Carter's bad side; you just have to be a Jew — or have a Jewish sounding name.

Liberal law professor Monroe Freedman served on the Holocaust Memorial Council during the Dhimmi's catastrophic presidency. As he reports, Carter griped that there were "too many Jews" on the Council.

To please Jimmah, Freedman composed a new board consisting of fewer Jews. But the White House had a problem with a certain historian he had added to the list. Freedman reminisces:

I got a phone call from our liaison at the White House saying this particular historian whose name sounded Jewish would not do. The liaison said he would not even take the time to present Carter with the possibility of including the historian on the board because he knew Carter would think the name sounded too Jewish. I explained the historian is Presbyterian, but the liaison said it wouldn't matter to Carter.

At last Carter's views on the Middle East make sense — as does his eagerness to help the Jew-murdering SS war criminal Martin Bartesch.

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Herr Carter.



Multiculturalism Infects Chicoms

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:35 AM

Here I was thinking that communist China had one redeeming quality: that it would stand up to the aggressive expansion of Islam, even as the West shows every sign of preparing itself for dhimmitude. But even totalitarians can fall prey to multiculturalism, the intellectual disease that Islam has exploited to attack Dar al-Harb from within.

Next month China's biggest holiday, the Lunar New Year, will mark the beginning of the Year of the Pig. The problem is, Muslims don't like pigs any better than they like infidels. So to avoid offending them, all images and spoken references to pigs will be banned from Chinese television. It's unclear whether the ban will apply only to commercials or to all programming.

Muslims constitute less than 2% of the Chinese population, yet as in Eurabia, they are able to impose their prejudices at the expense of the majority.

You have to hand it to Muslims: they are geniuses at boxing the world into a corner an inch at a time by extracting one token concession after another. Their parable about the camel with its head in the tent must be quite an inspiration to them.

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Chinese associate pigs with good luck. But Chinese pigs' luck has run out.



Texas Town to Criminalize a Word

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:00 AM

The weird hysteria surrounding the "N-word" continues to escalate. Ken Corley, Mayor of Brazoria, Texas, wants to make speaking the word a crime punishable by a fine of up to $500.

As far as Corley is concerned, this is only the beginning:

I would like to, if possible, ban all racial slurs. We chose this word because it's the most controversial issue throughout the United States today.

Presumably other incorrect words will also be banned, "but we want to take this one step at a time, depending on public opinion."

Corley describes himself as a "middle-class white boy." Considering that the term "white boy" is derogatory, maybe the next step should be for him to have himself arrested for racism.

After all racial slurs have been banned, bureaucrats might move on to criminalizing objectionable phrases like "lower taxes" and "First Amendment."

On a tip from Wiggins.



Bureaucrats Revoked Canadian Citizenship

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:39 AM

A bizarre provision that was in Canada's Citizenship Act from 1947 to 1977 stripped Canadians of their citizenship if they celebrated their 24th birthday outside the country without filing the proper form. Now Canadians applying for passports to enter the USA are finding out for the first time that they are no longer citizens.

Barbara Porteous was applying for a passport when she discovered she had lost her citizenship the day after her 24th birthday in 1960.

Wept the piteous Porteous:

I cried for a couple of hours. I mean, the hollowness you get inside when you find out that everything you live for is gone.

Maybe she should try converting to Islam. Then she should have no trouble immigrating to her own country.

On a tip from Bill V.



Professor of Public Health Branches Out Into Public Indecency

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:19 AM

If you find yourself at Harsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta, do your best to stay out of the men's room — unless you're homosexual. Eleven men have been arrested there in the past month on indecency charges. They come from far and wide to the "West Crossover Bathroom," drawn by Internet sites. In addition to forming anonymous sexual liaisons, a favorite activity is to masturbate while watching others — including children — go about their business.

Two of those recently arrested include University of North Carolina Professor Dr. Hugh Tilson (Public Health) and Spelman College Professor Lev T. Mills (Art). As Mike Adams notes, this sort of behavior isn't all that surprising coming out of today's debased art community. But shouldn't a Public Health professor know better?

Adams has a few questions for generating discussion in Tilson's classes while the professor sorts out his legal issues, including:

  • What are the public health benefits to be derived from impersonal sex?
  • How much money do we spend on AIDS research relative to cancer research? Why the imbalance?
  • Is it more likely that Professor Tilson will be a) fired or b) promoted to a high-paying administrative position in the Office of Campus Diversity as a result of his recent arrest?
  • Would your answer to the previous question change if Tilson were arrested in the ladies restroom?

Come to think of it, a professor of Public Health might want to devote whole courses to the effects of degeneracy in the age of AIDS.

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Professor Hugh Tilson.

On a tip from Steve.



January 24, 2007

Simulated Pedophilia

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:20 PM

Small wonder so many child stars grow up with serious issues. At 12 years old, Dakota Fanning is on the fast track to a fouled-up life after appearing in Hounddog. The movie has premiered at the moonbat Robert Redford's Sundance Film Festival, which also features a film about a man dying of a perforated colon after having sex with a horse and another about a girl with vaginal teeth. Dakota plays a highly sexualized little girl whose suggestive antics lead to her violent rape.

Since the sex is simulated, not actual, child porn laws don't apply, though common decency would, if there were any to be found in the movie industry.

You have to say this much for Hollywood: it is doing an excellent job of chronicling the decline of our culture as it succumbs to decadence.

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Dakota Fanning is off to a quick start.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Washington State Bureaucrats Regulate Romance

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:33 PM

At last bureaucrats have addressed the problem of people falling in love with whomever they please.

In Washington State, the government's misguided intrusion into healthcare is extending into even more personal areas. Healthcare providers — doctors, opticians, dental hygienists, etc. — cannot engage in any sort of romantic activity with anyone who has been a patient within the last two years, or with their close relatives, or with any former patient even after two years if there exists "an imbalance of power, influence, opportunity and/or special knowledge of the professional relationship."

Apparently the encroaching socialization of medicine and the permanent open season declared on the medical profession by pathologically greedy trial lawyers like John Edwards aren't driving doctors out of existence fast enough, so now bureauweenies are looking for a way to keep them from reproducing.

On a tip from V the K.



Jane Fonda to Desecrate Navy Memorial

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:04 PM

The DC Chapter of Free Republic is planning to gather at the Navy Memorial at 9 AM this Saturday, January 27, so that there will be voices of sanity present to counter Hanoi Jane Fonda, who is scheduled to appear there an hour later at a peacenik rally to demand we surrender to the terrorists our troops are fighting in Iraq.

Hanoi Jane won't be the only unhinged leftist on hand. From an announcement by the event's sponsor:

Join Jane Fonda, Susan Sarandon, Congresswomen Maxine Waters and Lynn Woolsey, Rhea Perlman, Eve Ensler, Mimi Kennedy, Q'orianka Kilcher, the Co-founders of CODEPINK and many other amazing women. Other co-sponsors include: National Organization for Women, V-Day, WAND, Feminist Majority, Feminist Peace Network and WATER. Don't forget your PINK!

The Navy Memorial is an apt place for Hanoi Jane to vent her spleen, considering that during Vietnam, she posed with enemy soldiers on an anti-aircraft gun used to kill Navy pilots.

If you can make it, don't forget to bring an American flag and/or holy water to keep the moonbats at a safe distance.

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Hanoi Jane flirts with a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft crew.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Isaiah Washington to Undergo Brainwashing Treatment

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:38 PM

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Actor Isaiah Washington, star of the show Grey's Anatomy, committed the ultimate sin — according to the moral compass of the entertainment industry. He said something bad about homosexuals. But not to worry, he is so sorry he's willing to undergo brainwashing to have more politically correct attitudes installed.

Life&Style Weekly reports that the TV star was seen today entering a facility to undergo "psychological assessment."

In a formal statement, Isaiah groveled:

With the support of my family and friends, I have begun counseling. I regard this as a necessary step toward understanding why I did what I did and making sure it never happens again. I appreciate the fact that I have been given this opportunity and I remain committed to transforming my negative actions into positive results, personally and professionally.

An apology Isaiah issued the day after the incident in question was even more piteously abject:

I can neither defend nor explain my behavior. I can also no longer deny to myself that there are issues I obviously need to examine within my own soul, and I've asked for help.

Isaiah's crime was to inflict a "homophobic remark" upon cast mate T.R. Knight, who as a person of gayness is not to be trifled with.

The reprogramming is not voluntary, according to Life&Style's source:

ABC has told him he must enter a program to examine why he would say such hateful words.

If Moonbattery ever endorses a liberal opinion, you'll know that yours truly was subjected to a similar program.

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Isaiah Washington is having new opinions installed.

On a tip from Bill V.



HuffPo Vermin Spit on Graves of Murdered Americans

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:09 PM

You might recall the time the charred corpses of American contractors killed by terrorists were dragged through the streets and hung from a bridge in Fallujah, and Markos Moulitsas of Daily Kos infamy responded with this:

I feel nothing over the death of merceneries. They aren't in Iraq because of orders, or because they are there trying to help the people make Iraq a better place. They are there to wage war for profit. Screw them.

The Democratic Party's precious Netroots contingent hasn't been getting any less vile. Yesterday a helicopter belonging to the private security company Blackwater USA crashed in Baghdad, resulting in the death of five American civilians, four of whom were shot in the back of the head execution-style. Below are some samples of what commenters at the left-wing cesspool Huffington Post have had to say about the incident. As always when moonbats are quoted, you'll have to excuse the foul language, semi-literacy, and malevolent depravity.

finally, good news from Iraq.
Sorry, but I have no sympathy for mercenaries. They're hired killers, not soldiers.
Why not call these "Private Security" contractors what they really are? Mercenaries. Private security contractor dead. Sad. Mercenary dead. who cares?
"Private security contractors" is a euphemism for "mercenaries". These guys pledge allegiance to whomever pays them the most. Period. They are not heroes. They are paid assassins.
Fuck 'em. […] Just like when Blackwater goons were pimped as "our poor fighting boys" back in '04 and their bodies were strung up on a bridge in Fallujah. Then they were allegedly "guarding food" […] I'll be damned if I'll cry for them.
Excellent! You go Allah!
I love it when the bad guys are killed. I hope they burned for a while.....a proper entre' to the hell they are continuing to worship.
Great news when it involves mercenaries . […] the only way that we can have a victory in Iraq is by suffering a humiliating defeat. The school yard bully can only be reformed by a bloody nose. Hopefully the American public will learn from this . The real culprits are zionism and the military industrial complex.
Wow, I'm absolutely not shocked to see the glee on here over these deaths. You guys are fucking awesome!
See you mercs in hell and I hope your families choke on that blood money.
I agree with everyone calling the Blackwater bums "mercenaries". That's all they are.
how sad these portly fucks are now char-broiled dudes in the desert...
Too bad the Blackwater CEO wasn't on board, with his benefactors, Bush and Cheney.
Heh - the Corp Corps lost a team in Iraq WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. - One less bunch of Assholes. […] These people are not heroes. Neither are the Fascists gathering around their bodies to fondle and lament them.
MY FREINDS SAY THAT WE BETTER BE PREPARED FOR THESE GOONS TO COME AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SOMEDAY. THE PRESIDENT SAID HIS SPEECH, THAT HE WANTS TO HIRE A LOT MORE OF THESE MERCINARIES. IT IS NOT TO HARD TO IMAGINE, THAT THEY PROBALY ALREADY HAVE THOUSANDS OF THEM TUCKED AWAY SOMEWHERE, JUST WAITNG TO GET THE WORD, TO PONCE ON US.
Hopefully the partisans have acquired stinger SAM'S.

The silver lining is that if decent, patriotic Americans can live in the same country as the insects infesting the left end of the blogosphere, there's no reason Sunnis and Shiites can't learn to get along in Iraq.

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



Jimmy the Dhimmi and B.J. Clinton Creating Moonbat Alternative to Southern Baptist Convention

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:42 AM

Two of America's most embarrassing Presidents, the disastrous Jimmy "the Dhimmi" Carter and the irresponsible degenerate Bill Clinton, don't much like all that morality coming out of the Southern Baptist Convention — so they've decided to create their own "New Baptist Covenant," a judgment-free alternative.

In place of old-fashioned emphasis on biblical teaching and proscription of little peccadilloes like aborting babies and same-sex "marriage," their new kind of Baptist will lobby for environmental regulation and expanded welfare state programs, and against American military activity.

The idea is to create a politically oriented umbrella group to counteract the Southern Baptist Convention, which Carter and Clinton have judged to be "negative and judgmental," and which Carter has even compared with the ayatollahs who exploited his incompetence to take power in Iran. Their alternative would water everything down with shallow feel-good political correctness until Baptists can't be distinguished from Episcopalians — or moonbats.

In striking contrast to Jimmy the Dhimmi, the SBC strongly supports Israel. It also supports moral behavior, in equally striking contrast with B.J.

Liberals have had some disturbing success destroying the United States from within by hollowing out its defining principles. We'll see if they can do the same for the Baptist Church.

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Kindred souls — although souls will be deemphasized.

On a tip from V the K.



Nothing to Fear, Says Jimmy the Dhimmi

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:27 AM

What a relief! Highly paid Arab shill Jimmy "the Dhimmi" Carter says we have no reason to be afraid of Muslims.

According to the Dhimmi, the problem isn't Islam — it's our neurotic willingness to let ourselves get perturbed over little things like 9/11 and Iran's frantic quest for nuclear weapons with which to kill us by the millions.

From Jimmy's dhimmi preachings:

The distortion that we are about to be destroyed makes us suspicious of those who don't worship the way we do. And our country has no reason to be afraid.

Some people worship by singing hymns. Others by blowing up commuter trains and flying planes into skyscrapers. What's the big difference?

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Jimmy the Dhimmi.

Hat tip: LGF



Mesa, Arizona Council Member Won't Stand For Pledge of Allegiance

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:33 AM

Regardless of the disastrous consequences for the USA, for Iraq, for the Middle East, and for the world, it looks like President Bush will be forced to withdraw American forces from Iraq, leaving the strategically crucial country to be fought over by Iran and al Qaeda. You see, Mesa City Council member Tom Rawles has demanded it, and he refuses to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance until the President complies.

Don't think that Rawles isn't patriotic. He says he tried to join the Air Force during Vietnam, but they wouldn't take him because of his headaches.

If refusing to stand for the pledge doesn't work, Rawles might want to consider resigning in protest.

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Other council members stand while Rawles sulks.



January 23, 2007

German Magazine Reveals: Super Bowl Threatens America's Apartheid System

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:00 PM

As you're probably tired of being incessantly reminded, Indianapolis's Tony Dungy and Chicago's Lovie Smith are the first black coaches to make it to the Super Bowl. In the past, teams coached by blacks have always been prevented from winning by shadowy racist conspiracies. But now a new day has dawned. Here's the headline from Germany's Die Welt:

Super Bowl As Victory Against Apartheid

If this keeps up, before you know it blacks will be allowed to vote.

Just be glad the Saints didn't make it. The moonbatty blathering about Katrina would have been unendurable.

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Dungy and Smith strike majestic blows against American apartheid.

Hat tip: Davids Medienkritik



Moonbats Conspire to Cause Havoc at Dem Convention

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:24 PM

Unpleasant as it may be to acknowledge, there are elements to the left of the Democratic Party — and they plan to wreak havoc during the Dems' 2008 convention in Denver.

Those logging on to a long list of URLs such as DenverDNC.org and 2008DenverDNC.org will quickly find themselves redirected to Recreate68.org, a site devoted to the liberal dream of traveling in time back to the flower child days, which is to be accomplished by restaging the mayhem that took place at the Democrats' 1968 convention in Chicago.

From the home page:

Join us in the streets of Denver as we resist a two-party system that allows imperialism and racism to continue unrestrained. We will demand change by making the Democratic Convention of 1968 look like a small get together in 2008!

Organizer Glenn Spagnuolo's other achievements include helping to organize annual protests against Denver's Columbus Day parade, presumably on the grounds that Columbus did the world a disservice when he discovered America by spreading the evil scourge of Western Civilization into the beatific realm of Stone Age savages.

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Chicago, 1968: Moonbats want a reprise.

Hat tip: Slapstick Politics



Found: Sincere Global Warming Alarmist

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:11 PM

James Lovelock differs from most global warming fanatics in that he actually believes in it. You can tell, because he advocates heavy reliance on nuclear energy. As Lorrie Goldstein observes:

[A]ny politician who says he or she is concerned about global warming, who is not advocating for nuclear power, does not really believe our world faces an imminent threat, no matter what they say publicly.

The reason is that if burning fossil fuels really has "brought us to the brink of cataclysmic climate change that threatens humanity," nuclear power is "the only energy source that can stave off disaster without plunging us into a new Dark Age."

Yet you don't hear much about nuclear power from Al Gore et al., because the envirokooks who set the agenda don't approve of it. It's not that they're against human activity that causes global warming. They're against human activity, so they pretend it causes global warming. Plunging us into a new Dark Age is very much a part of the agenda, for those who aren't ambitious enough to want to wipe out the human race altogether.

By the time this antihuman ideology filters down to the average citizen, it takes the form of puttering around in a Prius to save polar bears from falling through the ice, as if anyone intelligent enough to operate a motor vehicle could genuinely believe driving hybrids will affect global temperatures.

Lovelock doesn't. As a co-creator of the "Gaia theory" — which views Earth as a single living organism — his moonbat credentials would seem to be impeccable. The problem is that he isn't using global warming as an excuse to raise taxes, hustle a research grant, or advance some other agenda. He truly believes, so he found the only feasible solution. It's been right under our noses for decades: nukes.

But for some reason no one seems to want to hear about it.

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Nice clean steam for those few who actually want a solution.

On a tip from Bergbikr.



Jew-Baiting Jimmy Carter Speaking at Jewish School

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:37 AM

Brandeis University was founded in 1948, the year the modern state of Israel was created, as a "nonsectarian university under the sponsorship of the American Jewish community." It provided an opportunity for Jews shut out by the quota system the Ivy League had in place. Yet today Brandeis is lending a soapbox to one of the world's most infamous Jew-bashers, Jimmy "The Dhimmi" Carter.

Carter's book-length anti-Israel diatribe Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid is so over the top, it has resulted in anyone with a conscience bailing out of his ballyhooed Carter Center. Carter responded to criticism by implying that his exposure as a pro-terrorist liar was the work of a sinister Jewish conspiracy.

For awhile it looked like al-Jazeera was the only platform left to him, but perhaps due to the streak of self-hatred that causes most American Jews to support Democrats, Brandeis has validated the Dhimmi's pernicious views by inviting him to speak.

This isn't Brandeis's first brush with moonbattery. It's the alma mater of the criminal maniac Angela Davis — Black Panther, communist, and no friend of Israel. Recently Brandeis displayed an exhibit of anti-Israel artwork created by Palestinian children.

Carter's appearance would be a good thing, if it would allow people a chance to ask him about the $millions he's received from the Arabs he invariably sides with. They might also ask why he was so eager to intercede on behalf of a Nazi war criminal proven to have murdered Jews.

But like Al Gore, another unhinged Dem past his shelf life, Carter has developed an extreme aversion to opposing points of view. Rigorous critics will not be allowed at the Brandeis event. A debate with Alan Dershowitz, who has called Carter on his anti-Israel propagandizing, was nixed because the Dhimmster didn't have the belly for it. Stephen Flatow's daughter Alisa was a Brandeis student when she was killed in a terror attack by the Dhimmi's Islamic Jihad pals in 1995; Flatow was "privately discouraged" from attending Carter's speech.

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Opposing views discouraged.



Moonbats Do Our Thinking For Us

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:49 AM

On Hernando Today, John Reiniers lets a few quotations explain why our moonbat media will probably cause us to lose the war in Iraq, just as it caused us to lose in Vietnam.

Nikita Khrushchev:

The press is our chief ideological weapon.

Ho Chi Minh, echoing history's greatest mass murderer, Mao Tse-Tung:

[Using the] media and elitist peace activists, an enemy of America could convince the American people [that they couldn't win a war].

Arthur Schlesinger Jr., winner of the Pulitzer Prize:

We suffered defeat in an unwinnable war... Vietnam was hopeless enough, but to repeat the same folly 30 years later in Iraq is unforgivable.

Joseph Pulitzer himself (1947):

The power to mould the future of the Republic will be in the hands of the journalism of future generations.

Pulitzer again (1947):

Our republic and its press will rise or fall together.

Presidential contender Adlai Stevenson (1952):

We are developing a one-party press in a two-party country.

Newspaper publisher E.W. Scripps (1951):

Few people…have any idea of the tremendous, the almost invincible power…of the daily press.…the press rules the country, it rules its politics, it rules its religion, its social practice.

Jerome Barnum, president of the American Newspaper Publishers Association (1936):

The daily press has more power in the shaping of public opinion than any other force in America.

John Stuart Mill (1959):

The mass do not now take their opinions from dignitaries...Their thinking is done for them... through the newspapers.

The media now is more powerful than ever, given its pervasiveness. There is no question that it is dominated by irrational left-wing fanatics who do not want us to succeed in Iraq, just as their predecessors did not want us to succeed in Vietnam — and just as their successors will not want us to succeed in the next conflict.

This explains how an entire country could be convinced that there never were WMDs in Iraq, despite the readily available evidence that they were used on Kurds and Iranians. It also explains how a guy who was reelected just two years ago could now have approval ratings in the thirties. The media kept hammering away at Bush until it became common knowledge that he invented the Iraqi WMDs and invaded Iraq out of sheer recklessness.

Although it won't be pretty, we'll survive a loss in Iraq — in the short term. But there will be no long term if we continue to let reality be defined for us by liberal fifth columnists who will side with any enemy that comes along.

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Openly treasonous NY Times publisher Pinch Sulzberger: Destroying America by redefining reality.



Dem Discourse

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:50 AM

If you're curious what's going through the minds of the folks whose representatives have taken over Congress and are now aiming for the White House, head on over to the blog at the Democratic Party's official website. Be warned though, you'll need a strong stomach. Here's a sample of the discourse on display:

BUSH makes me literally ill. the bile is rising up in my stomach as we speak....I wish I could race into bush's office and vomit all over his face. I wish I could stand over him and puke and gag and wretch until nothing but the last nasty drop of yellowish green bile runs down his ugly hate filled face, off his chin and down over his suit.

We might have better luck negotiating with terrorists than with the Dems' base.

Hat tip: Barking Moonbat Early Warning System



January 22, 2007

CAIR Calls For Arrest of Muslim Terrorist

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:09 PM

Now that I have your attention, a couple of caveats: Zachariah Anani is no longer a Muslim or a terrorist — which is why CAIR wants him arrested.

The former militant Anani has turned away from the darkness and converted to Christianity. Worse, he tried to warn people of the dangers of radical Islam at an Ontario church, in a speech consisting almost entirely of passages read directly from the Koran.

CAIR Canada and the Windsor Islamic Association are now trying to have him thrown in jail. Despicably, the Mayor of Windsor and two members of Canada's Parliament joined in denouncing Anani for siding with the good guys against Islamic terror.

The reverence for freedom of speech is somewhat limited north of the border. Consequently there are vague laws against spreading hatred that could conceivably be used to persecute Anani.

Walid Shoebat, another former terrorist, is understandably concerned:

Incarcerating or deporting a former terrorist who wants to warn the world about extremism will set a dangerous precedence for Canada. Instead of censoring free speech, CAIR should be encouraging Muslims to embrace Canadian culture, as other groups have, and not try to change it in a way that will censor the freedoms Canadians have fought and died for.

Shoebat would like CAIR and the countless other Islamic lobbying groups that have been sprouting like pustules on a smallpox victim to speak out against murder, rape, forced conversion, genital mutilation, and other wonderful multicultural activities excused or imposed by Islam. But that might be a little much to expect of terrorist front groups engaged in a struggle to obliterate Western Civilization.

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CAIR wants Zachariah Anani arrested.



Global Warming Backpedaling

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:00 PM

Global warming cultists have gotten so carried away with their Chicken Little rhetoric that they're going to have to start backpedaling if they expect people to take them seriously.

Even the hardly conservative Houston Chronicle observes that two of the events that helped win over the gullible — Katrina and last year's warm summer — hardly constitute proof of Al Gore's hysterical predictions. If global warming caused Katrina, where were all the hurricanes last year? Whose SUVs caused summers to be even hotter in the 1930s?

Inevitably, the hyperbolic hype is falling in on itself. As climate scientist Kevin Vranes of the University of Colorado puts it:

Some of us are wondering if we have created a monster.

Despite stern insistence by leftist fanatics that there is no debate, scientists who won't drink the Kool-Aid are raising their voices. Says Judith Curry, an atmospheric scientist at the Georgia Institute of Technology:

I think the rank-and-file are becoming more outspoken, and you're hearing a broader spectrum of ideas.

A broad spectrum of ideas is the last thing Al Gore wants. He recently canceled an interview with Denmark's largest newspaper Jyllands-Posten, apparently because the paper would also publish the views of global warming skeptic Bjorn Lomborg.

Avoiding contradictory views is a priority for Gore, who is standing on thinner ice than any polar bear. His grand scheme to remake human civilization would make the average person 30% poorer by 2100, and cost $553 TRILLION over the next century. People might start to wonder if it's worth it, once they consider that Gore's threatened 20-foot rise in sea level is exaggerated by a factor of 20, that his tale of global warming causing malaria in Nairobi is simply a lie, that only 2% of Antarctica has actually gotten warmer over the last 35 years, that global warming would save 10 times more lives than it would end in the UK, and that the computer models they use to invent scary scenarios could just as easily prove that the world is turning into a lump of Velveeta.

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Yeah, yeah, we're all doomed. Got it.

On tips from Monsoon and V the K.



Chuck Schumer's Imaginary Friends

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:28 AM

New York Senator Charles "Schmucky Chucky" Schumer could be losing it. Not only does he talk with imaginary friends, he can't even keep their names straight. Here he is discussing his fictional pals Joe and Eileen O'Reilly:

I have fictional people in my head. They're Joe and Eileen O'Reilly. They live in Massapequa. They're registered independents. He's an insurance salesman who makes 50,000 bucks a year; she works part-time in the schools, makes 20,000 bucks a year. I know these people; I grew up with these people. And that's my neighborhood, transformed to 2006. And before I do anything, I talk to Joe and Eileen.

But then their names might be Joe and Eileen Bailey:

Biking through New York's boroughs in 2005, I thought about some old friends, Joe and Eileen Bailey. Though they are imaginary, I frequently talk to them. To me, they represent the hardworking and often-ignored families who are not tuned in to special-interest newsletters or editorial pages, but want a little something more from their government and their leaders.

Nice of Chuck to keep in touch with the common man, isn't it?

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"Their voices come from in here…"

On a tip from V the K.



NYC Losing Its Status As Financial Capital

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:48 AM

According to a report commissioned by NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), New York is losing its competitive edge and will not be the world's financial capital for long — due primarily to moonbattery.

Other cities are gaining fast on NYC, including Londonistan, Dubai, and communist-controlled Hong Kong. Major reasons for this include the demented Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the frivolous litigation personified by presidential candidate John Edwards.

The Sarbox abomination was spawned in 2002 as a direct result of the frenzied media hype surrounding a few self-correcting corporate scandals. The point of it was to allow liberals to indulge in their hatred of free enterprise by sticking it to corporations with mountains of pointless regulations. Similarly destructive legislation will no doubt follow in the wake of the current global warming hype. As the report observes, Sarbox is

a thicket of complicated rules, rather than a streamlined set of commonly understood principles, as is the case in the United Kingdom and elsewhere.

People like to do business in free countries. That's what made America so rich. That's why America won't stay rich if it doesn't stay free. Appallingly, even the Chicoms have a higher regard for economic freedom than our Congress.

As the report also notes, nations other than the USA "far more effectively discourage frivolous litigation."

Seduced by the promise of something for nothing, we have allowed the sacred principle of property rights to become subverted by promises of free riches by parasitic buccaneers like the Breck Girl. But there is no such thing as a free lunch, as we're beginning to discover.

Becoming inhospitable to business will have a high cost in New York, where financial services are responsible for over a third of business income tax revenues, and one job in nine is in this industry.

There may be some justice in letting New Yorkers stew in their moonbattery. But the problem is the whole country's. The financial services industry contributes 8% of gross domestic product. It is the economy's third-largest sector after manufacturing and real estate.

Even liberal Mayor Mike seems to understand what's at stake:

The financial services industry is one reason that the 20th century was the American century and that New York became the world's capital. This is one of many challenges to our long-term health and stability that requires we move beyond partisanship to find solutions.

There's only one solution: drive a stake through the evil stinking heart of moonbattery, so that America can overcome vindictive anticapitalist kooks and locust swarms of lawyers to once again become a country of sound principles in which the government allows people to create wealth without interference.

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Will we let moonbattery kill Wall Street?



When Does the Global Warming Start?

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:53 AM

This picture was taken in Tucson yesterday:

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If only Al Gore et al. were still trying to terrify us with an ice age instead of global warming, they could get some serious mileage out of this.



January 21, 2007

Australian Flag Banned

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:08 PM

Australian moonbats are banning their own flag from this year's Big Day Out event in Sydney. Any flag or bandana bearing the national symbol will be confiscated at the gate. Producer Ken West equates the flag with "gang colors."

The event used to take place on Australia Day, but promoters moved it out of fear that it might become associated with love of country, which is of course an incorrect emotion.

West points out that Australia Day is disrespectful to aborigines, who if they have been properly indoctrinated believe they would be better off running around the outback in loincloths trying to hit kangaroos with boomerangs than living in a civilized country.

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"Gang colors."

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Iraq War Has Liberal Columnist Nick Cohen Questioning the Left

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:39 PM

As the media is always so eager to remind us, our struggle in Iraq against Islamic fascism and terrorism has failed to be a cakewalk. In the short term, this has benefited the Left, which is why the Democratic Party has worked so consistently to ensure our defeat. But in the long haul moonbattery may suffer, as the implications of the Left's willingness to side even with terrorists and genocidal dictators to advance their nihilistic objectives sinks in. Liberals with consciences may even abandon ship — as Observer columnist and lifelong progressive Nick Cohen seems ready to do.

The war in Iraq — and the Left's reaction to it — started Cohen asking himself some disturbing questions:

Why is it that apologies for a militant Islam which stands for everything the liberal left is against come from the liberal left? Why will students hear a leftish postmodern theorist defend the exploitation of women in traditional cultures but not a crusty conservative don? After the American and British wars in Bosnia and Kosovo against Slobodan Milosevic's ethnic cleansers, why were men and women of the left denying the existence of Serb concentration camps? As important, why did a European Union that daily announces its commitment to the liberal principles of human rights and international law do nothing as crimes against humanity took place just over its borders? Why is Palestine a cause for the liberal left, but not China, Sudan, Zimbabwe, the Congo or North Korea? Why, even in the case of Palestine, can't those who say they support the Palestinian cause tell you what type of Palestine they would like to see? After the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington why were you as likely to read that a sinister conspiracy of Jews controlled American or British foreign policy in a superior literary journal as in a neo-Nazi hate sheet? And why after the 7/7 attacks on London did leftish rather than right-wing newspapers run pieces excusing suicide bombers who were inspired by a psychopathic theology from the ultra-right?

He arrives at answers that won't surprise conservatives, but are major revelations to a lib like Cohen:

Socialism, which provided the definition of what it meant to be on the left from the 1880s to the 1980s, is gone. Disgraced by the communists' atrocities and floored by the success of market-based economies, it no longer exists as a coherent programme for government. […]
It is not novel to say that socialism is dead. My argument is that its failure has brought a dark liberation to people who consider themselves to be on the liberal left. It has freed them to go along with any movement however far to the right it may be, as long as it is against the status quo in general and, specifically, America. I hate to repeat the overused quote that "when a man stops believing in God he doesn't then believe in nothing, he believes anything," but there is no escaping it. Because it is very hard to imagine a radical leftwing alternative, or even mildly radical alternative, intellectuals in particular are ready to excuse the movements of the far right as long as they are anti-Western.

This is how it could come to pass that progressives only disapprove of fascism if it puts their own country first, or as Cohen puts it, "overwhelmingly and everywhere, liberals and leftists are far more likely than conservatives to excuse fascistic governments and movements, with the exception of their native far-right parties."

According to the Left's own rules, leftists have become the bad guys. Whatever high ground they may have held in the past, if only in their own minds, has been sacrificed to their all-consuming hatred of America and the moral greatness it represents.

Even with socialism dead, liberals still own a hodgepodge collection of causes in which they pretend to believe, but their eagerness to block for Saddam Hussein and the Taliban proves that their commitment to these causes is insincere. Deep down, they do believe in nothing.

You can't beat something with nothing for long.

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Nick Cohen smells the coffee.

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Zillionaire Moonbat Runs Naked Through Wheat Fields

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:12 PM

Thank you Drew Barrymore, for once again reminding us why it's best not to let Hollyweird's royalty influence our point of view. In an interview with Parade Magazine, she has this to report:

I'll drive in Ireland and park my car and run out into the field and rip all my clothes off and just run in the wheat fields naked. That's for no one to see. That's to have that freedom of feeling, like, at one with nature.

Miss Barrymore has been at one with nature before. Here's what she says happened when she went on an ecotourist propaganda junket to Chile with fellow flake Cameron Diaz:

I took a poo in the woods hunched over like an animal. It was awesome.

In related news, a naked woman recently emerged from the Cambodian jungle, "burbling, grunting and walking bent over." She keeps tearing her clothes off and trying to escape back into the wilds. It appears she is not Drew Barrymore, but a woman named Rochon P'ngieng, who has been missing for 20 years.

Next time the media asks you to be outraged over executives' pay, keep in mind that Drew rakes in $15 million per movie.

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Drew proves you can't buy sanity.

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Massachusetts Inflating Census Numbers by Counting Illegal Aliens

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:23 AM

Here's some surprising news: Massachusetts is actually launching a serious effort to track down illegal aliens. But wait — it's only so they can be used to inflate census figures.

The Bay State's liberal policies have inevitably resulted in excessive taxation and a sluggish economy, chasing people in droves toward more conservative regions. Massachusetts stands to lose a House seat if it can't keep those census numbers up. Money is an issue too. Warns Rep. Edward Markey:

The money to fund many important federal programs is distributed to the states on the basis of population, so everyone in Massachusetts has a major stake in ensuring that we are not shortchanged by failing to get an accurate population count.

By "accurate," Malarkey means "as high as we can get away with" — even if it entails counting people who have no right to be in this country.

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Edward Malarkey says "cheese."

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Arizona State Rep. Kyrsten Sinema Wants Minutemen Charged As Terrorists

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:50 AM

Maybe we do need to worry about anti-terror legislation resulting in human rights abuses — because sooner or later it will be applied by liberals, who have no interest in jailing America's enemies, but would certainly like to jail the enemies of those enemies.

In an appalling example of the abuse of power in the name of moonbattery, flaky Arizona state rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Phoenix; lawyer, social worker, former Green Party member, confirmed moonbat) has introduced legislation that would allow the noble Minutemen to be thrown in jail as domestic terrorists.

The bill HB 2286 would impose a mandatory minimum jail sentence of six months for Minutemen trying to shame our government into defending our territory by alerting authorities to the flow of invaders across our southern border:

An individual or group of individuals commits domestic terrorism if the individual or group of individuals are not affiliated with a local, state or federal law enforcement entity and associate with another individual or group of individuals as an organization, group, corporation or company for the purpose of patrolling to detect alleged illegal activity or to individually patrol for the purpose of detecting alleged illegal activity and if the individual or group of individuals is armed with a firearm or other weapon.

Though the Minutemen do not shoot at the invaders (that's the military's regrettably neglected job), they would be fools to put themselves in the path of violent drug smugglers without possessing some means of defending themselves. Sinema wants to use this as a pretext to throw them in jail.

Ever the tolerant liberal, Sinema has referred to conservatives as "Neanderthals" and says that women who orient their lives around raising families are "leeching off their husbands." Though she doesn't think much of conventional marriages, she does support gay marriage.

Sinema screeches that the Minutemen are "scary." But they aren't the ones who want peaceful, patriotic Americans imprisoned for opposing illegal immigration.

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Governor Crappy Nappy Napolitano hits it off with Kyrsten Sinema.

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January 20, 2007

Are We PC Enough For a Muslim President Yet?

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:13 PM

A subscriber-only article at Insight Magazine notes that Hillary's henchmen have been busily digging away at Barack Hussein Obama's upbringing, and only dhimmis will much like what they've found.

Though Obama has not been very forthcoming about it, both his father and stepfather were Muslims. His own education included at least four years in a madrasah — i.e., one of those usually Saudi-funded terrorist incubators where education consists of rocking back and forth as you recite "DEATH TO AMERICA!" and bloodthirsty passages from the Koran.

According to a source close to the background check:

He was a Muslim, but he concealed it. His opponents within the Democrats hope this will become a major issue in the campaign.

Of course Dems won't dare criticize the nice Muslims who only want to kill us because we deserve it for being insensitive. But the idea is that Shrillary can portray Obama as having been deceptive on the issue, which will provide her with ammunition.

Or will it? Given the self-loathing mentality that causes liberals reflexively to side with the enemy, appearing to be attacked for his Muslim background might actually work to Obama's advantage. If this turns out to be the case, look for him to play it up. We might even see Keith Ellison in a cabinet position.

I'm still having a hard time believing that the obviously unqualified Obama's candidacy isn't some kind of joke. But Jimmy Carter's candidacy might have seemed like a joke too at the time, and look how much damage he was able to do.

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Our first Muslim President?

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Bill Moyers Is Back and Wackier Than Ever

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:53 AM

NewsBusters reports on a prolonged leftist tirade at a recent "media reform" conference by the King of PBS, Bill Moyers, who announced that like the unkillable maniac in Friday the 13th sequels, he will be back with a regular show on PBS.

Moyers' windy speech featured the bizarre and paranoid belief that our nauseatingly liberal mainstream media is actually controlled by sinister neoconservatives. A few highlights:

Day after day, the egalitarian creed of our Declaration of Independence is trampled underfoot by hired experts and sloganeers, who speak of the "death tax," "the ownership society," "the culture of life," "the liberal assault on God and family," "compassionate conservatism," "weak on terrorism," "the end of history," "the clash of civilizations," "no child left behind."

These pernicious slogans were able to rob us of the Founding Fathers' communist ideals because the media is controlled by malevolent corporations:

The third pillar of American democracy, an independent press, is under sustained attack, and the channels of information are choked. A few huge corporations now dominate the media landscape in America. Almost all the networks carried by most cable systems are owned by one of the major media common conglomerates. Two-thirds of today's newspapers are monopolies.

Moyers is so far out there that from where he flounders off the deep end, the leftist New York Times and Los Angeles Times look conservative. Only government intrusion into the media could result in a fanatic this deranged having had sustained access to a televised soapbox.

To Moyers', even PBS and NPR can be counterrevolutionary:

As ownership gets more and more concentrated, fewer and fewer independent sources of information have survived in the marketplace; and those few significant alternatives that do survive, such as PBS and NPR, are undergoing financial and political pressure to reduce critical news content and to shift their focus in a mainstream direction, which means being more attentive to establishment views than to the bleak realities of powerlessness that shape the lives of ordinary people.

Getting back to the insidious horror of free individuals running the media instead of an omnipotent bureaucracy as in police states, Moyers explains à la Karl Marx that this is actually "censorship of knowledge by monopolization of the means of information."

As for the wolf pack of hostile MSM journalists who have been tearing Bush's presidency to shreds (and with it, public support for the struggle against Muslim terrorism), Moyers denounces their "plantation mentality" — i.e., they aren't seditious enough to suit him.

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It's medication time…

On a tip from V the K.



January 19, 2007

California May Ban Spanking

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:37 PM

It's a good thing we've got the government to raise our kids for us, because before long we won't be allowed to do it ourselves. Once again on the cutting edge of intrusive moonbattery, California's state legislature may outlaw spanking.

Resorting to the cartoonish hyperbole we've come to expect of nanny state totalitarians, Democrat Assemblywoman Sally Lieber of Mountain View gasps:

I think it's pretty hard to argue you need to beat a child 3 years old or younger. Is it OK to whip a 1-year-old or a 6-month-old or a newborn?

Presumably there are already laws against taking a bullwhip to little babies, although vacuuming their brains out and then crushing their skulls is okay. Swats on the fanny to discourage poor behavior are legal too, but apparently not for long. If the bill passes, a smack on the derrière could land mom or dad in jail for a year.

Argues Thomas Nazario of University of San Francisco Law School:

Why do we allow parents to hit a little child and not someone their own size?

The law might seem crazy, but from Dems' perspective, the reasoning is sound. The less spanking, the more spoiled children. The more spoiled children, the more spoiled children who never grow up. The more spoiled children who never grow up, the more votes for Democrats like the ones choking California's legislature.

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Will Nancy Pelosi's favorite website be affected?

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Free Rent and Tuition For Nathaniel Abraham, Murderer

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:41 AM

It seems Michigan taxpayers are generous to a fault.

At age 11, Nathaniel Abraham was convicted of shooting a man to death in Pontiac with a stolen rifle. Now he has been let out of jail and set up in a furnished Bay City apartment paid for by state taxes. He'll be taking classes at Delta College; taxpayers will pick up the tab for that too, all courtesy of the Foster Care Demonstration Project, designed to help foster children who aren't children anymore but still want the government to give them things paid for by others. The state ordered this Wayne County program to support Abraham, despite that he is not even from Wayne County.

After being convicted of murder, Abraham could have been sentenced to adult prison time. But a judge decided instead to give him juvenile detention with a mandated release at age 21. While in juvie he "continued to struggle with anger management and bucking authority figures." He is an aspiring rapper.

In addition to two years free rent and a free four-year college education, Abraham also gets food stamps. Who says crime doesn't pay?

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His lawyer says Abraham paid for the pimp outfit himself.

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Update:

It looks like you can't believe everything you read in major newspapers. According to a report today, Abraham is paying his own bills. With thanks to The Panday.



Dems Trying to Silence Bloggers

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:55 AM

Hugo Chavez isn't the only one making a power grab in the wake of disastrous election results. A bill Senate Democrats are trying to pass off as an attempt to curb corruption is actually a curb on free speech that could put bloggers behind bars for as much as 10 years if they fail to comply with byzantine regulations.

Political bloggers who make or spend a certain amount and who encourage readers to contact elected representatives must register as lobbyists, which entails jumping through so many bureaucratic hoops that those who don't just shrug and give up could find themselves ensnared in red tape and possibly in jail.

For the first time in memory, even the ACLU has been shocked into siding with the good guys. Worries legislative counsel Marv Johnson:

You have a First Amendment right to contact your congressperson and you have a First Amendment right to tell others to do so. Now they're saying you have to report to the federal government if you're going to engage in this First Amendment-protected activity.

The bill, sponsored by top Senate Dem Harry Reid, aims to shut down grassroots activism, and will affect not only bloggers. A petition against it can be found at GrassrootsFreedom.com.

As always, the best way to avoid assaults on our basic liberties is to vote against Democrats at every opportunity. Even John McCain, the RINO whose appalling Campaign Finance Reform demonstrated arrogant contempt for the First Amendment, has promised to vote for an amendment stripping out the most oppressive parts of the bill.

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This ought to teach bloggers for highlighting Reid's sleazy land deals.

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It's Official: Chavez Is Ruling by Decree

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:20 AM

At least now we shouldn't have to listen to liberal fellow travelers bleating that Hugo Chavez is not a dictator because he was "democratically" elected. The socialist thug has helped himself to the power to bypass whatever is left of Venezuela's congress and rule by decree.

Totalitarian powers are required to carry out Chavez's dream of reducing a potentially wealthy country to another slave state hellhole like Cuba, starting by nationalizing key sectors of the economy, including energy and telecommunications.

There is no political opposition to Chavez in the National Assembly, which rubber-stamped his power grab.

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A demon whispers guidance into Chavez's ear.

On a tip from El Presidente.



Liberal Media Turns Propaganda Guns on Marriage

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:50 AM

There can be little doubt that marriage is the foundation of society. So naturally, the moonbats of the MSM want it destroyed, as the cancer known as the New York Times recently proved in a fluffy piece claiming that the majority of American women are unmarried (it counts 15-year-old girls as women) and that this is a wonderful thing.

Now at last women can live free, without any tedious commitments. Released from the constraints of tradition and morality, they can indulge their selfish whims day and night their whole lives long. William Frey of the liberal Brookings Institution exalts that the decline of marriage is

a clear tipping point, reflecting the culmination of post-1960 trends associated with greater independence and more flexible lifestyles for women.

Marriage is portrayed as a potentially fatal disease. One divorced woman gasps:

Once you go through something you think will kill you and it doesn't, every day is like a present.

Typically, the lapdogs at CBS News followed along behind the Slimes, exuberantly wagging their tails. Katie Cupcake urged women to imitate Angelina Jolie, who lives out of wedlock with fellow Hollyweird mannequin Brad Pitt. The segment opened with a clip from "Sex and the City," a racy HBO show about trendy NYC degenerates too hollow and self-indulgent to form meaningful relationships. This decadent TV show is the template upon which the MSM would have us model society.

Even the left-leaning Columbia Journalism Review was disgusted that neither the Times nor CBS News acknowledged that not all women are well-to-do Manhattan trendoids, or that for most, no husband means no money.

Without marriage, children are raised in poverty — or worse, aren't raised at all. For the alleged "freedom" that comes with orienting an empty existence around self-gratification at the expense of lasting commitments, the price is high. Not only are meaning and fulfillment sacrificed — so is the future.

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She doesn't need a family. She has her cat.

On a tip from Bill V.



January 18, 2007

Jimmy Carter Turns to Al-Jazeera

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:21 PM

Congrats to Jimmy Carter on finding an ideal platform for espousing his views: Al-Jazeera, where he recently announced that Palestinian missile attacks on Israeli civilians aren't terrorism, despite that even the rabidly anti-Israel UN regards them as a war crime and breach of human rights.

Defending his shameful "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid," Carter told a receptive audience that "Jewish American organizations" are to blame for the book having been revealed to be a preposterous collection of malevolent lies.

Jimmy the Dhimmi's moral and intellectual loathsomeness have become so impossible to ignore in recent months that Carter Center advisors are jumping off his sinking ship in droves. When senior advisor Ken Stein quit last month, he pointed out that Carter's book is

replete with factual errors, copied materials not cited, superficialities, glaring omissions, and simply invented segments.

Soon after, 14 more advisers bailed out, explaining to the Dhimmi:

It seems that you have turned to a world of advocacy, including even malicious advocacy.

By this they mean that beneath the treasonous exterior that so impressed the igNobel Prize committee, the Dhimmster is nothing more than a Jew-hating shill for Muslim terrorists.

Not that this would take him out of the running for future Nobel Prizes.

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Maybe Hamas will give him a medal for Dhimmitude Above and Beyond the Call of Cowardice.

On a tip from nanc.



Homosexual Jesus Novel

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:43 PM

If only someone would do this to Mohammad, Muslims would actually have a little justification for their endless rage:

Berserkley-based AndroGyne Press has published a novel by a lesbian with some unspecified "disability" calling herself Kittredge Cherry. It's entitled "Jesus in Love." Here's what it's about:

Surprising answers come in Jesus in Love, a novel that re-imagines Christ's legendary life as an erotic, mystical adventure in first-century Palestine. Jesus has today's queer sensibilities and sexual sophistication as he lives out the Christian story in this novel of spiritual and sexual awakening.

"Palestine" is Moonbattese for Judea; "queer sensibilities and sexual sophistication" refer to depraved acts of perversion that would make any normal person sick.

We'll probably have a long wait before Ms. Cherry writes one about Mohammad — which is too bad, because if she made him a pedophile, it would actually have a basis in fact.

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"4-D" Stem Cell Guinea Pigs

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:53 PM

New "four-dimensional" ultrasound scans have resulted in stunning images of babies — aka fetuses — in the womb. With twins and triplets you can even see the unborn babies interacting. London obstetrician Stuart Campbell is the pioneer of this technology in Britain. As he reports:

It was fascinating to see the babies in more detail than ever before. I was amazed at the detail in the faces — smiles, blinking — and the interaction between multiple fetuses.

Funny, they don't look anything like a nonhuman creature whose brains I might suck out before crushing its skull. Nor do they look much like an animal you would butcher for the sake of shot-in-the-dark stem cell research — even if that might give "a chance for hope" to a certain self-obsessed moonbat.

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Fraternal twins.

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A kiss between siblings.

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Phony Rape Déjà Vu

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:14 PM

The disgusting attitude of Duke's Gang of 88 may seem unprecedented, but John Podhoretz recalls that we have seen it before.

By now even Osama bin Laden in his cave is aware that the railroaded Duke lacrosse players did not rape the drunken stripper who accused them, and that their actual crime was being Caucasians from nice families. Prosecutor Mike Nifong deliberately suppressed evidence in his attempt to lynch some white boys in return for black votes. Exposed and disgraced, Nifong is now off the case, and will soon be serving time for obstruction of justice, if there is any justice left in our decayed legal system to obstruct.

This is disappointing news for the 88 Duke professors who effectively declared the lacrosse players guilty last spring in an open letter in which they sanctimoniously raged about the imaginary demons that torment their shriveled minds. The athletes' fictional crimes inspired them to rave that

what is apparent every day now is the anger and fear of many students who know themselves to be objects of racism and sexism, who see illuminated in this moment's extraordinary spotlight what they live with everyday.

As for waiting to see if the drunken stripper really had been raped:

We're turning up the volume in a moment when some of the most vulnerable among us are being asked to quiet down while we wait. To the students speaking individually and to the protesters making collective noise, thank you for not waiting and for making yourselves heard.

Notes Stephen Baldwin, a Duke chemistry professor who has somehow managed to remain sane in the ivory tower nuthouse:

There was a collision between political correctness and due process, and political correctness won.

Now that we all know the drunken stripper has been lying, Duke faculty has issued a new statement, in which they address the disaster — but the false allegations are not what they mean by "the disaster":

The disaster is the atmosphere that allows sexism, racism and sexual violence to be so prevalent on campus… Whatever its conclusions, the legal process will not resolve these problems.

It appears the white boys will get away this time, but the air is still alive with these flapping demons called sexism and racism. The Duke profs thank the hysterical lynch mob students "who used the attention the incident generated to raise issues of discrimination and violence."

The athletes may be innocent, but only from a narrow-minded, literal point of view. In a deeper sense, they are guilty whether they did anything or not.

The 1988 Tawana Brawley hoax that launched the appalling career of race hustler Al Sharpton evoked a similar response from liberals. Okay, so Brawley — who now calls herself Maryam Muhammad — hadn't really been raped by racist white police officers. So she made the whole thing up and destroyed several innocent lives. Her story is still true in liberals' hearts. As the moonbat Justin Raimondo puts it, her outrageous lies were "figuratively and symbolically true."

That's good enough for Reverend Al — and for more than a few Duke professors.

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Figurative and symbolic rape victim.

On a tip from V the K.



Weather Channel's Heidi Cullen Calls For Decertification of Global Warming Skeptics

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:19 AM

With record cold causing $1 billion worth of damage to California's citrus crop, global warming fanatics are getting desperate in their attempts to impose their fictional consensus that only massive government intervention can prevent human activity from causing the planet to burn up. Just as Jim Jones had to make some of the Jonestown cultists drink their Kool-Aid at gunpoint, prominent Weather Channel climatologist Heidi Cullen wants the threat of a crippled career to hang over those who would express skepticism.

The American Meteorological Society should revoke their "Seal of Approval" from any TV weather people who let it slip they don't believe in the fairy tale of catastrophic manmade global warming, according to Cullen, who raves that allowing meteorologists to question liberal dogma is

like allowing a meteorologist to go on-air and say that hurricanes rotate clockwise and tsunamis are caused by the weather. It's not a political statement…it's just an incorrect statement.

Hopefully no one will have their Seal of Approval revoked if they tell Cullen that hurricanes in the southern hemisphere do rotate clockwise — unless the Democratic Party has had this fact changed.

Ideological intolerance is nothing new for Cullen. Last December 17's episode of her show "The Climate Code" featured columnist Dave Roberts, who has demanded Nuremberg-style trials for those whom Al Gore denounces as "global warming deniers" — a term that echoes not only "Holocaust deniers" but also "counter-revolutionaries," "heretics," and "witches." Roberts himself calls them the "bastards" of the global warming "denial industry."

If we don't start getting some warmer weather, Dennis the Menace might consider adding a clause to the "Fairness Doctrine" calling for jail terms for weathermen who don't add a few degrees when they report the temperature.

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2+2=5, and if Al Gore wants it, there is no ice.

On a tip from V the K.



Muslims Collect Another Apology

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:21 AM

The tactic of constantly forcing us to apologize to them when we have done nothing wrong continues to pay off for Muslims, who have now extracted an apology from Northwest Airlines because it wouldn't hold a flight from Germany to Michigan for 40 Religion-of-Peaceniks who showed up late and had problems with their tickets. They will be reimbursed for the costs of hotels and alternate flights.

But wait, according to the as always aggrieved Muslims, they showed up 90 minutes before the flight, not 20 minutes as per Northwest Airlines. Naturally AP spins the Muslims' story as more reliable. After all, why would members of a death cult sworn to our destruction lie to us?

When we find ourselves apologizing to Muslims for even existing, we will be in the same boat as Europe.

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We're sorry we built these skyscrapers in front of the planes you hijacked.

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Dennis the Menace Pushes For Government Control of Media

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:51 AM

The true price of letting Democrats take control of Congress is beginning to come to light, as the schizophrenic elf Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) pushes for government control of the media.

In addition to more bureaucratic meddling in telecommunications mergers, Kooksinitch promised that the new Domestic Policy Subcommittee of the House Government Reform Committee will focus on net neutrality and still more ominously, the Orwellian "Fairness Doctrine," which had been used until 1987 to silence conservative voices in the mass media.

It was the lifting of the Unfairness Doctrine that allowed for the rise of Rush Limbaugh and talk radio. With bureaucrats using their notion of "fairness" to determine what can be broadcast, public discourse will quickly shift toward the left-wing twilight zone inhabited by Kucinich, an unhinged moonbat who bankrupted Cleveland and has called for a ban on mind-control rays.

To get an idea of what society is like when bureaucrats determine the content of information programming, try listening to NPR while imagining you had no other source of news. Or better yet, consider Europe, which is sinking in a quicksand of socialism and Islamization, but which will not act to save itself because no one is allowed to acknowledge the problem.

Just wars have been fought over much less.

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People like this will control what we see and hear.

On tips from Wiggins and V the K.



Will Castro's Awful Legacy Live On?

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:08 AM

Thanks in part to Cuba's lousy healthcare, it's getting close to time to start shoveling dirt on the Western Hemisphere's worst tyrant since the days of the Aztecs.

Some evidence suggests that he's been dead for awhile now, but they prop up his corpse Weekend at Ernie's–style for official functions and get-togethers with friends:

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But if it's any solace to him as he burns in hell for what he did to the people of Cuba, his legacy looks likely to live on in Latin America…

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…and elsewhere…

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With thanks to Wiggins, Phil, and nanc.



January 17, 2007

Marin County to Habitat For Humanity: Not in Our Backyard!

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:59 PM

The same ultra-left Marin County that gave the world Johnny Taliban is up in arms because Habitat For Humanity plans to build four affordable single-family homes on its snooty turf.

HFH closed its Marin affiliate in the 1990s due to a lack of community support. But now it's plunging onward, even though one resident huffs that the project is "out of character with our neighborhood."

All four homes would be built on less than an acre, each priced for a family of four making $56,000 — barely enough to pay the bill from the tanning salon in this tony San Francisco suburb.

Residents have raised $100,000 for attorneys' fees to kill the project. Mainly they're worried about the effect of middle class hoi polloi on their property values, although some were phony enough to pretend it's a traffic issue.

Maybe Hamas could let Jimmy Carter take some time off from his PR duties to see if he can resolve the conflict.

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Where's Jimmy the Dhimmi when someone finally needs him?

On a tip from V the K.



Heroic Border Guards Start Prison Terms

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:25 PM

Today is the grim day that two courageous Border Patrol agents begin the draconian prison terms to which they were sentenced for attempting to do their job.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) calls President Bush a "disgrace" for refusing to pardon Jose Alonso Compean and Ignacio Ramos. He considers it a "cruel game" that Border Patrol agents are asked to defend a border that authorities do not want defended, only to be knifed in the back when they try to take their job seriously.

Compean and Ramos are not even to be allowed to remain free on bail during the appeals process. The two were sentenced to 12 and 11 years respectively for wounding Osvaldo Aldrete-Davila, an illegal alien who had just smuggled 750 pounds of marijuana across the border, who assaulted Compean, and who they thought had a gun.

After Aldrete-Davila escaped, Homeland Security sent a bureaucrat to Mexico to offer him full immunity in exchange for his testimony against the Border Patrol agents. US taxpayers paid for the criminal's treatment at an El Paso hospital.

Compean and Ramos are not expected to have fun in jail. As T.J. Bonner of the National Border Patrol Council notes:

Bad cops are accepted by the prison population, but good cops are not. They'll be surrounded by people they arrested.

But that's not President Bush's problem.

Complains Rohrabacher:

The word is out that the southern border is undefended. Border agents won't dare to draw their weapons, and the drug cartel will double their effort to drive a wedge in our border.

Obviously Bush doesn't think that's his problem either.

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The betrayed Ignacio Ramos embraces his wife Monica.



Keith Olbermann Denounces 24 For Implying Muslim Terrorists Threaten Us

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:39 AM

To reach the farthest fringes of moonbattery, a highly selective memory is required. For example, left-wing MSNBC demagogue Keith Olbermann has managed to forget 9/11.

While denouncing the show "24" for its implication that we face a serious threat from Muslim terrorists, the utterly unhinged Olbie complained that the show depicted terror attacks "not in places where these things already happened, but in a country called the United States of America."

Apparently 3,000 dead Americans have disappeared down the Memory Hole.

Without irony, Olbermann also berated NewsBusters.org for accusing members of the media of continuing to "downplay the seriousness of terrorism."

For those with strong stomachs, here's video of this talking insect inveighing against the War on Terror and against "24" for reminding people why we are fighting it.

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Remember this, Olbie? I didn't think so.

On a tip from V the K.



Pillow-Fighters Keep Canada's Fighting Spirit Alive

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:00 AM

As moonbattery corrodes Canada's culture and even eats away at its military, it's nice to see that the fighting spirit is being kept alive north of the border. Out of Toronto comes the Pillow Fight League, featuring an all-female cast of pro wrestling style personas with clever names like Sarah Bellum and Polly Esther who whack each other with pillows in front of an audience.

Toronto being moonbatland, pretentiousness is inevitable. The league is allegedly "more of a draw to the arts community than the mud-wrestling crowd."

To think I was worried about Canada going soft.

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Amateurs try out for the Pillow Fight League.

On a tip from Conan.



Cowed in Their Dhimmitude, English Authorities Condone Muslim Murders

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:19 AM

Dhimmitude is tearing apart the very fabric of society in Europe, including basic rule of law. In Islam's Dark Ages alternative to civilization, girls are murdered by their own relatives if they refuse to marry whom they are told, or commit some other infraction deemed to violate the slave status women are expected to accept. As England succumbs to Islamization, these so-called "honor killings" are becoming commonplace — and in order not to inflame relations with the nice Muslims, authorities look the other way.

Says Usha Sood, a lawyer and lecturer at Nottingham Trent University who specializes in forced marriage cases:

There is a kid-gloves approach on the basis that you don't want to offend these communities. If you take into account the whole range of honor offenses, the number runs into the thousands.

Besides murder, other Muslim "honor" activities include abduction, forced abortion, and rape. Sometimes honor killings are difficult to discern from suicide, which is extremely common among Muslim women who see no other way out of the malignant cult they had the misfortune to be born into. About 300 safe houses have been established in the UK where Muslim women can hide from their relatives, but they must live in fear that they will be hunted down and butchered for betraying the Religion of Peace.

Unsurprisingly, British Muslim leaders insist that honor violence is just a cultural quirk that has nothing to do with Islam, despite that the phenomenon is occurring not only with Pakistanis but also with Muslims who have Kurdish, Afghan, Nigerian, and Turkish backgrounds.

Labour MP Ann Cryer puts it like this:

Communities would prefer to turn a blind eye, and anyone who raises the issue is either a racist or an Islamophobe.

Some noises are being made that police will start taking this violence more seriously, whether Muslims like it or not. Let's hope so, because society's last line of defense has been reached. As the Cartoon Intifada proved, Europeans are willing to sacrifice even the most basic freedom of expression in a futile attempt to placate their bullying Muslim colonizers. If they are willing to give up even the rule of law, then it's official: European civilization is over.

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Muslims in France. Speaking of basic rule of law…

On a tip from V the K.



Justice at Last: Castro Made to Suffer Cuban Healthcare

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:10 AM

How many times have the left-wing liars who bring us network news tried to convince us that even if people are willing to risk their lives to escape, communist Cuba is actually a wonderful place, with 102% literacy and marvelous healthcare? Reality is very different, as the island's wicked dictator is finding out the hard way.

Castro's condition is a state secret. But now that a Spanish surgeon has visited the dying monster, free-world doctors have enough information to analyze the care he has received. They are less than impressed.

Says Dr. Charles Gerson, a clinical professor of medicine in the gastroenterology division of New York's Mt. Sinai School of Medicine:

It's not a good story. Too bad they didn't send him to Miami for surgery.

The old fiend is about to croak at long last after three failed operations for diverticulitis — pouchlike bulges in the intestine — complicated by infection.

Cuban doctors messed up by trying to avoid a colostomy (opening a hole in the abdomen), instead sewing the colon to the rectum. When this didn't work, they went in again and installed a Korean-made artificial bowel extension. Dr. Stephen Hanauer, chief of gastroenterology at the University of Chicago, describes this approach as experimental at best.

As Dr. Roshini Rajapaksa, a gastroenterologist at NYU Medical Center observes:

For an elderly person to undergo major abdominal surgery three times, especially when they're unsuccessful, is a very serious situation.

If anyone deserves a painful and degrading death, it's Castro. He'd better hope there's no hell; otherwise his troubles are only just beginning.

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Communist medical school.

On a tip from Wiggins.



January 16, 2007

Dem Wants to Federalize Inequality Before the Law

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:16 PM

In a frightening example of what we can expect of the new Democrat Congress, the atrocious Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX) has introduced a bill that would extend federal authority over so-called "hate crimes" — i.e., crimes that Dems hate because the victim belongs to one of the special interest groups they favor at the expense of everyone else, primarily non-Caucasians, homosexuals, and Muslims.

High-toned verbiage about how thou shalt not commit crimes "motivated by the actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or disability of the victim" inevitably boils down in actual application to a simple principle: it may be bad to assault someone, but it's worse to assault someone who is liable to vote Democrat. As usual, the real discrimination is directed against normal people — and the real victim is civil society, which rests on the concept that we are all equal before the law.

Needless to say, Jackson-Lee's bill violates the Constitution, but that's unlikely to prevent its passage. For example, the Tenth Amendment is easily skirted with this preposterous argument:

Such violence affects interstate commerce in many ways … instrumentalities of interstate commerce are used to facilitate the commission of such violence.

"Such violence" refers to violence where the victim is a person of color, a person of gayness, a person of Islamicness, etc., etc., ad nauseam.

Beyond the obvious hyperextension of federal authority and the equally obvious practical result of creating a legal caste system, the bill also assaults free speech. It addresses violent crime, but could easily lead to federal punishment for speech that "offends" privileged groups. Similar legislation has criminalized criticism of homosexuality in Canada.

The utility of the bill lies in its vagueness. If pretty much anything liberals don't like can be called racist, then anything they don't like can be called a hate crime. As Ted Pike of the National Prayer Network notes:

It will be up to judges … to begin to interpret and adjudicate from the bench and inevitably they broaden out the definition of a hate crime.

The same moonbats who sentence child rapists to wrist slaps out of sheer depravity may some day throw you in jail for implying that you don't like it when Muslims fly planes into skyscrapers.

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The face of creeping totalitarianism.



Ninth Circus Throws Out Sentence of Millennium Bomber

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:20 PM

Ahmed Ressam was arrested at the US–Canadian border in December 1999 when customs agents caught him smuggling the 124 pounds of explosives with which he planned to blow up LAX at the turn of the millennium. Now his fellow travelers are helping him out as best they can.

San Franfreakshow's infamous 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed his conviction on one charge and sent the case back to a lower court, which will need to issue a new sentence and explain itself for sentencing the poor freedom fighter to 22 years.

According to the 9th Circus, the case against Ressam failed to show that the "explosives somehow aided or emboldened" him to lie on a customs form.

Not even Ressam's lawyer, Thomas Hillier Jr., thinks his sentence will get reduced by much if at all. But, he says, it

helps in fending off the government's argument that the original sentence was too lenient.

They've yet to invent a sentence for Islamic terrorism that isn't too lenient. Admittedly Ressam initially cooperated with authorities, but in 2003 he abruptly stopped, resulting in charges against other terrorists being dropped.

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Ahmed Ressam: What sentence wouldn't be too lenient?



Moonbat Lawyers Stalled in Attempts to Tear Down Mt. Soledad Cross

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:09 AM

In a rare legal defeat for moonbattery, the 9th Circuit has ruled that the lawyers who want to tear down the cross at the Mt. Soledad Memorial can't do it by suing San Diego, since it stands on ground no longer owned by the city.

In 2005, voters passed Proposition A, donating the cross to the federal government to prevent its destruction by moonbats. Superior Court Judge Patricia Yim Cowett invalidated the measure, even though it received 75% of the vote. But she was overturned by a court that also overturned the $275,000 fee awarded to an ACLU-backed lawyer for his work toward destroying the memorial.

Now liberals are suing the federal government on the absurd grounds that a cross at a war memorial is unconstitutional.

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An intolerable affront to moonbats.

On a tip from Wiggins.



British Preacher Calls the Faithful to Jihad

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:37 AM

British lawyer and Islamic maniac Anjem Choudary, who has called for the assassination of the Pope, has been using a jihadist Internet forum to exhort his fellow Religion-of-Peaceniks to join the "divine call of jihad" by participating in al-Qaeda's war against civilization in Somalia.

Seven holders of British passports have been captured by Ethiopian troops in Somalia. Also, a British convert named Rasheed Laskar was caught in Yemen trying to smuggle weapons into Somalia.

After calling on Muslims to participate in the Somali carnage, Choudary reminds the faithful that jihad — i.e., terrorism — is an essential duty for a Muslim:

The obligation of supporting jihad all over the world is fard ayn (an individual obligation) … This honourable act must be carried out according to your own capabilities because our beloved prophet Muhammad said strike the mushrik (infidels) with your wealth, hands and tongue.

The situation is Somalia — where Muslim terrorists exploit anarchy in an attempt to impose totalitarian Islam — is particularly relevant for the British, since it offers a glimpse into their own near future if drastic steps aren't taken to deal with their country's colonization by Muslims.

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Anjem Choudary: What Britain now has instead of pastors and priests.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Antimoonbat Duncan Hunter Wins Arizona Straw Poll

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:06 AM

Providing a ray of hope that Republicans might not have to settle for a RINO candidate in 2008, conservative Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) trounced John McCain on Lettuce's home turf. In a straw poll that asked Phoenix-area Republican precinct committeemen to give their first choice for President, Hunter earned 96 votes as opposed to McLame's 50.

Hunter credits his win to the two crucial issues on which he stands tallest:

I think the message of a strong national defense and border security issues has resonated in Arizona.

Maricopa County Republican Committee chairman Lyle Tuttle agrees that Duncan's resolve to do something about the Mexican invasion gave him an edge over McStain.

Meanwhile, Bush has chosen the pro-invasion, pro-shamnesty Mel Martinez as the next General Chairman of the Republican National Committee. The RNC will vote on his nomination this weekend.

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Duncan Hunter, long-shot alternative to RINOs and moonbats.



Parasite Loots American Airlines

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:05 AM

John Cerqueira has been awarded $400,000 for the inconvenience caused when American Airlines removed him from a plane for security reasons. Although Cerqueira is of Portuguese descent, he made his fortune by claiming the airlines thought he was an Arab.

In reality, Cerqueira was removed because, in AA's words:

Our investigation has revealed that our personnel perceived certain aspects of your behavior, which could have made other customers uncomfortable on board the aircraft.

That is, he was acting like a terrorist. Two Israelis were ordered off the same flight. Since Jews haven't hijacked any planes to fly them into the World Trade Center, they probably won't be suing, unless they can convince a jury that AA thought they were Arabs too.

American Airlines lost two flights on September 11. But if they make any attempt to defend their airline and their passengers from further attacks, they'll lose their whole airline, as thieves like Cerqueira exploit our moonbattery-riddled legal system to sue the company out of existence.

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John Cerqueira, lucky winner of the "discrimination" game.



January 15, 2007

Chris Matthews Accuses USA of Ethnic Cleansing in Iraq

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:24 PM

Evidently as part of a spirited campaign to overtake his colleague Keith Olbermann as the most thoroughly unhinged fool ever to sputter seditious moonbattery at a cable TV camera, Chris "Tweety" Matthews has announced that American troops will be taking part in ethnic cleansing. Referring to our forces in Iraq, Tweety raved on his program:

If they are forced to do patrol duty in the streets of the Sunni areas where they are expected to basically be part of the ethnic cleansing because they will be shooting at Sunnis, they are going to get shot back at.

Via NewsBusters, here's video.

Between this, his recent announcement that Vice President Cheney "always wants to kill," and the fact that he has encouraged Cindy Sheehan to run for Congress, you might almost get the idea that Tweety is a liberal. But no, Andrea Mitchell assures us that he isn't.

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A Horrifying Look Inside British Mosques

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:51 PM

Kudos to the UK's Channel 4 for taking a peek under the rock of British mosques. The creatures wriggling around under there don't mean us well. Check out these excerpts before YouTube pulls them down:



As the repugnant cancer of Islam spreads through a West too enervated by moonbattery to offer resistance, these maniacs will become ever more influential. If demographic trends aren't reversed, they will soon be running Europe.

Via LGF.



Why Moonbats Wear Tinfoil Hats

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:31 PM

It appears a growing number of moonbats are wise to Karl Rove's scheme to control our thoughts with mind-control beams. They call themselves "TIs" — short for Targeted Individuals. One of their primary concerns is "V2K," which means "voice to skull," the tactic by which Rove causes the voices in their heads. Another is "gang stalking," which occurs when government agents follow them everywhere they go, often subjecting them to subtle ridicule.

You might be tempted to snicker. But WaPo warns:

[G]iven the history of America's clandestine research, it's reasonable to assume that if the defense establishment could develop mind-control or long-distance ray weapons, it almost certainly would. And, once developed, the possibility that they might be tested on innocent civilians could not be categorically dismissed.

As we know, many resort to tinfoil to defend against our wicked government's electromagnetic frequencies. Other metals such as silver are also useful. The site Block EMF sells "Silver Lining Boxer Shorts," made of "silver-plated, stretchable, washable nylon mesh " and guaranteed to provide "EMF radiation protection by reflection." They also sell a baseball hat with a lining of "sophisticated NaturaShield fabric woven from cotton with an ultrathin Silver/Copper core thread for excellent radiation protection." Now there's no need for moonbats to call attention to themselves with shiny tinfoil turbans wrapped around their heads.

Harlan Girard, who thanks to an inheritance is able to devote himself full-time to unmasking the government's heinous mind-control tactics, carries papers with him at all times that to a fellow TI would constitute proof of the conspiracy. You can't blame him for not wanting to leave the papers at home where they might be stolen, after he heard government agents creeping around in the crawlspace under his apartment. They also beam voices into his head, thereby incarcerating him in what he calls an "electronic concentration camp."

Why would this vast conspiracy pick on poor Harlan Girard? Simple: he made a disparaging remark about Bush Sr. to a Republican fundraiser back in the early 1980s. Girard knows this is the reason because the voices confirmed it. Chance encounters with government agencies or officials frequently initiate the trials and tribulations suffered by TIs.

Among the most fiendish of the government's electronic tactics are sexual attacks. According to one TI, "many report the sensation of having their genitalia manipulated." A female TI knows this sensation isn't just in her mind because "It's so… electronic."

Gloria Naylor, described by WaPo as "a renowned African American writer," reportedly "seems to defy many of the stereotypes of someone who believes in mind control." Oprah Winfrey turned a novel she wrote into a miniseries. But Naylor's most recent work, entitled 1996, was discretely ignored by critics. It tells the story of her struggle against the mind control conspiracy, in which she believes Jews play a central part. As Naylor writes:

Of the many cars that kept coming and going down my road, most were driven by Jews.

Naylor says she can recognize Jews because she's from New York. Her tormenters follow her everywhere, even mimicking her movements when she flies on airplanes.

Taking part in TI forums reassures Naylor that she really is the victim of a conspiracy, although some of the things her fellow TIs have to say strike even her as pretty wacky. Being a writer, Naylor is philosophical about it:

But who I am to say? Maybe I sound crazy to somebody else.

Maybe.

Fortunately for the TIs, they have a champion in Congress: presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich, whose accomplishments other than bankrupting Cleveland include introducing a bill to ban "psychotronic weapons" — i.e., mind control beams.

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Not even pets should be left unprotected.

On a tip from V the K.



Title IX Lunacy Attacks High School Cheerleading

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:33 AM

The latest casualty of Title IX lunacy is high school cheerleading.

Title IX is the intrusive social engineering decree that mandates equality between male and female sports in any school or college that has been seduced into helping itself to the federal teat. To equalize the spending despite the vastly larger interest in men's sports, lower-profile men's sports like wrestling and swimming are cut, while women's teams that interest virtually no one are expanded to please the bean-counting bureaucrats.

Now a federal employee named Rosie Pudish has evoked Title IX in a complaint demanding that if high schools have cheerleaders for boys' basketball teams, they must provide them for girls' teams too — even though her own daughter plays varsity high school basketball, and is among the many female basketball players who do not want cheerleaders at their games.

As always, the authorities have ruled in favor of the barking moonbat at the expense of the majority who just want to be left alone. Consequently, the squad at Whitney Point High School in upstate New York has been cut in half as cheerleaders respond by dropping out.

Girls' basketball teams tend to regard the cheerleaders as an unwelcome distraction, and having to cover an equal number of girls' and boys' games results in cheerleaders no longer going on road games, so that they aren't able to compete with or learn from other cheerleaders. As cheerleading captain Katelin Maxson explains:

We joined sports to have fun, but they're basically taking the fun away and giving us more work. The interest is down so much, and it's going to keep dropping, until there's no cheerleading anymore.

Somehow I doubt this would bother feminazis much — it may even be the whole point.

Or maybe the point is the satisfaction liberals derive from reforming our culture by decree. Displaying an aggressive disregard for what people actually want, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association declared that cheerleaders must be provided in equal numbers "regardless of whether the girls' basketball teams wanted and/or asked for" them. Last year, a group of California phys ed teachers dictated in a Stalinesque five-year plan that cheerleaders will attend boys' and girls' games "in the same number, and with equal enthusiasm."

Failure to show equal enthusiasm probably won't result in deportation to Siberia, but it's safest to pretend to feel whatever the authorities tell you to.

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Endangered by moonbattery.

On a tip from V the K.



Slap Hillary

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:29 AM

If you have the day off work and find yourself with nothing to do, this might help.

Compliments of Wiggins.



German Lawyer Represents Victims of Aliens

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:07 AM

It's surprising the Breck Girl never thought of this:

Employment lawyer Jens Lorek was bored with suing the German bureaucracy to collect benefits on behalf of the unemployed, so he branched out to become "Germany's first lawyer for alien victims."

Since it isn't easy to loot the bank accounts of little green men from other planets, Lorek's concept is to blame the traumatization of his clients on other earthlings, who can be fleeced under Germany's "victim compensation law."

Unfortunately for Lorek, the "harassed by aliens" angle isn't working out as well as John Edwards' "channeling the souls of brain-damaged children" racket: so far he hasn't made a pfennig from it.

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Jens Lorek.

On a tip from Wiggins.



January 14, 2007

Also Crossing the Unguarded Border: Lethal Brain Worms

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:29 PM

As if we hadn't already collected enough compelling reasons to close our southern border immediately, it now comes to light that illegal aliens are smuggling in not only drugs and themselves, but also a rare brain worm that can be fatal.

Several cases of cysticercosis have been diagnosed in South Texas recently. The disease is normally found in third-world countries like Mexico.

The disease is caused by the pork tapeworm Taenia solium. After larvae are ingested, they pass through the wall of the intestine and then form cysts that migrate throughout the body, sometimes lodging in the eyes, spinal cord, or brain.

But at least cysticercosis doesn't cause you to sweat tar or extrude weird multicolored fibers through your skin like Morgellons disease, another apparent Mexican import that has spread through South Texas.

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MRI of a brain riddled with cysticercosis.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Is Chavez the Western Hemisphere's Pol Pot?

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:03 AM

Hugo Chavez has delighted American liberals by loudly denouncing the USA at every opportunity, ostentatiously cuddling up to our enemies, and giving every indication of doing to Venezuela what their hero Fidel Castro did to Cuba. But maybe Castro isn't Chavez's primary role model. He could be following in the footsteps of Pol Pot.

Pol Pot's communist Khmer Rouge took power in Cambodia when Democrats forced the abandonment of Southeast Asia, just as they now want to do regarding Iraq. He took social engineering to extremes that would give even Shrillary pause, emptying cities and resettling everyone in the countryside in an effort to stamp out all remnants of capitalism and political resistance. All government was by fanatical thugs.

One third of the Cambodian population was killed by the regime.

Chavez appears to have similar massive social engineering projects planned for Venezuela. He plans to build "socialist cities" run by "people power" — brand new egalitarian cities carved out of the jungle, which will not have mayors or municipal governments that might compromise the totalitarian control that appears to be within Chavez's reach.

According to political scientist Carlos Raul Hernandez:

Chavez's plan is to introduce a system similar to Pol Pot. When Chavez talks about people power, he means doing away with elected institutions and replacing them with groups of fanatics.

Like the Muslims who repeatedly promise to destroy our civilization, Chavez is at least upfront about his objectives:

Those of you who want to know what type of socialism I have planned for Venezuela should read Marx and Lenin.

Regimes based on the evil ideology developed by Marx and Lenin killed over 100 million of their own citizens in the course of the 20th century.

The horrific disease that is socialism suffered a setback when the Soviet Union collapsed, but it has not yet been cured — and now it is spreading among our Western Hemisphere neighbors, in a wicked alliance with our Islamic enemies. Meanwhile, the media asks us to worry about global warming.

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Harvested from Pol Pot's killing fields. Is this Venezuela's future?

On a tip from Wiggins.



January 13, 2007

Muslim Convicts to Get Special Kitchen Tools

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:58 PM

Dhimmitude can't come soon enough for British officials, who have taken pandering to Islamic criminals to new depths of obsequiousness by spending taxpayer money on color-coded kitchen tools, so that only special Muslim tools are used to prepare special Muslim meals.

The dhimmified kitchen tool kits cost from £500 to £800. So far 900 of them have been distributed to British jails.

The Muslim kitchen tools are kept in special locked chests to make sure they are not contaminated by the unclean foods eaten by infidels.

Even some Muslims are disgusted by the waste of money. Said one locked up in Wakefield Prison:

We've all eaten in restaurants where no one cares how food is prepared. None except the strictest Muslims bother to check whether different equipment is used — it's a waste of money.

But the point isn't to make sure the food doesn't get infidel cooties. It's to broadcast a message of abject submissiveness. Most Muslims are receiving this message loud and clear, which is why their terror attacks continue to escalate throughout the world.

On a tip from V the K.



Steve Kagen Demonstrates Democrat Class

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:05 AM

Rep. Steve Kagen (D-WI) is a wealthy allergist without political experience who bought himself a seat in Congress last fall with $2.5 million of his own money. Class, however, is not for sale.

Kagen has boasted to his moonbat supporters about his boorish behavior since his arrival in Washington. He supposedly cornered Karl Rove in a White House men's room, holding the door shut while growling,

You're in the White House and think you're safe, huh? You recognize me? My name's Dr. Multimillionaire and I kicked your ass.

According to the story, Rove responded to the hooligan by saying, "Oh, congratulations."

Later Kagen met the President, whom he snarkily thanked for helping to elect him. Then he turned to Laura Bush and blurted, "Hi Barbara, how are ya?" As Kagen bragged to a Wisconsin peace activist group:

I did that because I learned on the campaign trail that the meanest thing you can say to another gentleman is, "He's a fine fellow." And then you refer to his spouse by a different name.

Now it appears that Kagen is not only an obnoxious jerk, but a liar. According to a White House official, who unlike Kagen is presumably a grownup, the freshman Congressman's tale

is not the way it happened at all. He did not call the first lady Barbara. He did not block the door to the men's room.

Now Kagen refuses to comment.

But I'm sure the peace activists were still mightily impressed. Nonetheless it's doubtful Kagen will be back in 2008, no matter how much he spends. His district, which includes the Green Bay area, is normally sensible enough to vote Republican, and is likely to learn from its embarrassing mistake last November.

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Kagen indulges a moonbat supporter.

On a tip from Barb D.



"Religion of Peace" Plans Extermination of Jews

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:12 AM

The London Central Mosque, aka Regent's Park Mosque, is known as "the spiritual focal point for Muslims" throughout Britain. It hosts the Islamic Cultural Center, which indoctrinates children in the ways of the Religion of Peace. It also sells DVDs promising that Muslims can soon finish Hitler's work with a mass extermination of Jews.

A highlight is preacher Sheikh Feiz making pig noises and hyperventilating over the Jews who will be killed around the world on the "day of judgment."

But if you find Muslims unappealing, don't forget to feel guilty about it.

On at tip from Wiggins.



January 12, 2007

MSNBC Anchor: Vice President "Always Wants to Kill"

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:36 PM

The outrageous moonbat quote of the week was made by Chris "Tweety" Matthews, a boorish and irresponsible fool who is as close as the losers at MSNBC can come to Bill O'Reilly. Tweety actually said this on the air in response to the President's recent speech on Iraq:

They're working through Cheney, of course, who always wants to kill. And they drag us back into that same mentality of we're looking for any reason to strike.

This is what public discourse is reduced to in a country where moonbats run the media. It makes you nostalgic for the days when reflexively seditious vermin like Matthews and those who supply him with his soapbox simply would not have been tolerated by the public. But then, since virtually no one watches MSNBC, it doesn't really have a public.

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Our sinister Vice President always wants to kill, according to the cartoon characters at MSNBC.

On a tip from Wiggins.



British Yo-Yo Wants Domestic Air Travel Only For the Rich as Sacrifice to Gaia

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:04 PM

Britain's Tories have their answer to RINOs — and to the phony global warming crisis. Allegedly conservative MP and former Minister for the Environment Tim Yeo wants to abolish domestic air travel for all but the wealthiest Brits to reduce carbon emissions.

Opines Yeo-Yeo:

There is no reason at all why people should fly around the UK, fly from London to Edinburgh, London to Scotland, London to Glasgow, London to Manchester, London to Newcastle. Those flights should be knocked out.

The way to "knock out" the flights is to tax them so outrageously that only upper class twit of the year types like Yeo-Yeo can afford them.

Allah isn't real, but his believers are highly dangerous. The same goes for man-made global warming.

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Tim Yeo, Upper Class Twit of the Year.

On a tip from V the K.



Klingons in the White House

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:49 PM

It looks like the Dems have finally taken revenge for all the times leftist Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) has been referred to as "Dingleberry":

On tips from V the K and Bill V.



Moonbattery Aside, Human Activity Has No Noticeable Effect on Climate

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:49 AM

Dr. Lee Gerhard of the Kansas Geological Society has done extensive independent research into the global warming phenom, accepting no outside funding for his work. He's put together a PowerPoint presentation on Geologic Constraints on Global Climate Variability that should prove very educational to anyone tempted to drink the Kool-Aid.

Gerhard notes that we have moved beyond the historic dispute between the geocentric and the heliocentric universe to embrace the humanocentric universe, meaning that we believe human activity to be the axis of reality. However:

There is no clear discernible effect of human activities on global temperatures.

Of all greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide represents only 0.28%. There is little or no correlation between carbon dioxide concentration and temperature change. Natural climate drivers such as solar and orbital variations, on the other hand, correlate well with temperature changes.

Since temperature constantly fluctuates,

Choosing whether earth is warming or cooling is simply a matter of picking end points.

If I start my analysis at midnight and end at noon, I see that it's getting hotter. If I start in August and end in January, I see that it's getting colder. This is the sort of simplistic trick global warming hucksters like Al Gore use to lead gullible nitwits around by the nose.

In the short term, the weather will keep getting warmer, as it has been doing for the last 250 years. In the long term, it will keep getting cooler, as it has been doing for the last 60 million years. Recent warming is an effect of the same 1,100-year solar cycle that produced the Roman and Medieval warming periods.

Gerhard asks the fundamental question and answers it:

So, if there were no people, how would climate be different? It wouldn't be different.

Now can we move on to problems that are real?

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Snow in Galveston, Texas, 2005. I guess we're all gonna freeze.

On a tip from Monsoon.

Update:

Courtesy of Bergbikr, here's a link to an HTML version of Dr. Gerhard's presentation.



Designing Defective Babies

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:07 AM

Stem cell research isn't the only moral grotesquery new technology has enabled. In a recent survey, fertility clinics admit that they've helped families have babies deliberately engineered to have a disability or deformity.

University of Minnesota "bioethicist" Jeffrey Kahn explains:

I think there are good, thoughtful reasons why people who are deaf or...dwarves could say, "I want a child like me." ...If people in a shared culture all have the common clinical defect, then it's maybe not a defect in the traditional sense.

Multiculturalism has been extended to birth defects, with the same depraved results it produces everywhere else.

Struggling to overcome disabilities is noble; taking perverse pride in them is not. Inflicting them on others — whether out of some misguided notion of "culture" or envious resentment of the healthy — is pure moonbattery.



Connecting Dots on the Minimum Wage Exception for American Samoa

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:24 AM

Nancy Pelosi's enthusiasm for a minimum wage hike stops at the shores of American Samoa. Other US territories and possessions will be affected, but not this one. Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) couldn't figure out why. On the House floor, he asked if American Samoa was also going to be excluded from stem cell research, but was stifled by the clownish Barney Frank.

Why the exception? Fox and Friends connects the dots for us:

Star Kist tuna employs 75% of the island's workforce. Star Kist is owned by the massive food conglomerate Del Monte. Del Monte is based in Pelosi's home district in San Francisco.

Now do you get it, Rep. McHenry?

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Pelousy gives a lesson on the "Culture of Corruption."

On a tip from V the K.



January 11, 2007

Man Crashes Car, Sues Friends For Serving Him Drinks

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:27 PM

Robert Nunez — apparently an illegal alien — certainly seems to be catching on quickly to the current American way of getting ahead in life. First, behave irresponsibly. Second, blame someone else for the consequences.

Unfortunately for Nunez, this road to riches left him paraplegic when he crashed his car in the Boston area after soaking up eight cocktails at a restaurant where he used to work and then a bar where the employees knew him. He is suing both places for serving him, on the grounds that he was under 21 years old at the time, although it might have been hard to determine his actual age because he was carrying a fake ID when he rammed his SUV into another car.

"He wanted everything that we all want," says Nunez's attorney, the aptly named John Dodge.

Sure: to behave with reckless abandon, and then make someone else pay for it. But he won't be able to sue his way out of his wheelchair.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Another Brit Dies of Bureaucratically Mandated Ambulance Breaks

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:56 PM

On the last day of 2006, a 73-year-old London man died after waiting 20 minutes for an ambulance, because ambulance workers who were only 5 minutes away could not be disturbed during their break according to the European Working Time Directive. Now it has happened again already.

A 21-year-old in Tottenham waited 14 minutes for an ambulance from King's Cross. There were two crews much closer, but both were on break and couldn't be disturbed. He was declared DOA when he finally arrived at the hospital, where he might have received life-saving treatment for his cardiac arrest had they gotten him there on time.

Bureaucrats have decided that paramedics working at the same station should be given breaks simultaneously, contributing to the lethal delays.

For first-hand accounts of challenges posed by falling ill in a country where health care is run by a socialistic bureaucracy, visit the NHS Sucks forum.

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If the whole hospital's on break, this guy comes around on a bicycle to tell you to die somewhere else.

On tips from Wiggins and Conan.



Fourteen Carter Center Advisors Quit in Disgust With Jimmy's Dhimmitude

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:23 PM

Fourteen members of a Carter Center advisory board have resigned in protest over Carter's propagandistic pro-terrorist outrage Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid.

As you might recall, longtime Carter adviser and Carter Center fellow Kenneth Stein quit in disgust last month.

Putting it rather mildly, resigning members of the Board of Councilors wrote in a letter to Jimmy the Dhimmi:

You have clearly abandoned your historic role of broker in favor of becoming an advocate for one side.

In other words, you're supposed to at least pretend you can manage to wait for terrorists to kill the last Jew.

Carter's book is apparently a highly inflammatory work of fiction, though he is passing it off as a factual account of the charade known as the "Israeli–Palestinian peace process." Like a true dhimmi, he heaps most all of the blame on Israelis for Muslim terrorists wanting to kill them. As the departing Carter Center board members put it, the book

portrays the conflict between Israel and her neighbors as a purely one-sided affair with Israel holding all the responsibility for resolving the conflict.

Compounding the villainy of having written the book, Carter defended it with paranoid ravings about the powerful Jewish lobby.

No doubt Carter's latest indulgence in pro-terrorist propaganda was only the last of many straws that finally broke the backs of his erstwhile supporters. It couldn't be easy for decent people to work with a character who betrays his country at every opportunity, invariably sides with Muslim terrorists against civilization, and even validated one of the highly questionable elections that resulted in the entrenchment of the dictatorial anti-American Marxist Hugo Chavez in Venezuela.

A more thoroughly objectionable moonbat than Jimmy Carter would be difficult to imagine.

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Hugo Chavez with his useful idiot tool.



Academia's Dirty Dozen

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:16 PM

The Young America's Foundation has released its "Dirty Dozen" list of "America's Most Bizarre and Politically Correct College Courses" — that is, the college courses it considers "the most bizarre and troubling instances of leftist activism supplanting traditional scholarship." Here's the list:

  1. "The Phallus" — Occidental College. The course covers topics such as phallologocentrism, the lesbian phallus, the Latino phallus, "feminist and queer takings-on of the phallus," etc. Tuition at this school costs $32,800 per year.
  2. "Queer Musicology" — UCLA. Explores the earth-shaking theory that the music of homosexual composers sounds different to homosexuals that it does to normal people.
  3. "Taking Marx Seriously" — Amherst College. First line of the course description: "Should Marx be given another chance?" Marxist regimes have murdered over 100 million of their own citizens and enslaved hundreds of millions more.
  4. "Adultery Novel" — University of Pennsylvania. Examines novels and films about adultery through Marxist, Freudian, and feminist lenses.
  5. "Blackness" — Occidental College. Covers critical race theory and the idea of "post-blackness." But before you can take it, you have to pass a course on the sinfulness of "whiteness."
  6. "Border Crossings, Borderlands: Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Immigration" — University of Washington. I knew there must be a reason we don't defend our country from invasion: it would offend feminists. The course also uses race and gender B.S. to chip away at the War on Terror.
  7. "Whiteness: The Other Side of Racism" — Mount Holyoke College. What is whiteness? An identity? An ideology? A racialized social system? Why waste time learning job skills when you could be finding out?
  8. "Native American Feminisms" — University of Michigan. Examines the relationship between American Indian feminists and the struggle for land. Maybe they can recruit Ward Churchill to teach it.
  9. "'Mail Order Brides?' Understanding the Philippines in Southeast Asian Context" — Johns Hopkins University. A history course cross-listed with anthropology, political science, and studies of women, gender, and sexuality.
  10. "Cyberfeminism" — Cornell University. An art history course having to do with feminism, post-feminism, and the Internet.
  11. "American Dreams/American Realities" — Duke University. Denounces Ronald Reagan's "shining city on a hill" as a myth.
  12. "Nonviolent Responses to Terrorism" — Swarthmore College. Rather than offer constructive suggestions on how to deal with the menace of Muslim terrorism, this course "will deconstruct 'terrorism'" and "study the dynamics of cultural marginalization."

As Charlotte Allen observes:

The problem that the Young America's Foundation list, first issued in 1995, highlights isn't simply the hollowing-out of the traditional humanities and social sciences disciplines at colleges and their replacement by crude indoctrination sessions in whatever is ideologically fashionable — although that's a serious issue. At Occidental, for instance, it seems nearly impossible to study any field, save for the hard sciences, that doesn't include "race, class and gender" among its topics. Even the Shakespeare course at Occidental this semester focuses on "cultural anxieties over authority, race, colonialism and religion" during the age of the Bard.
The bigger problem is that too much of American higher education has lost any notion of what its students ought to know about the ideas and people and movements that created the civilization in which they live: Who Plato was or what happened at Appomattox.
Instead of the carefully crafted core programs that once guided students through the basics of literature, philosophy, history and the social sciences, most colleges now offer smorgasbords of unrelated classes for their students to sample in order to fulfill requirements. And the professors stock the smorgasbords with whatever the theorists they idolize tells them is the new new thing.
Why not take a course in "The Phallus"?
You can get the same credit for it as for a course in Greek tragedy.

At this point the best course would be to put the extravagantly expensive abomination into which our universities have degenerated out of its misery, and allow education to take place at trade schools.

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Nowadays it's the educators who wear the dunce caps.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Los Angeles May Ban Trans Fats

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:08 AM

Artificial trans fats hysteria has spread to California, where bureauweenies are looking into the feasibility of banning them from restaurants, as has already been done in New York City.

The idea that trans fats — aka "partially hydrogenated vegetable oil" — are a serious threat to public health is debatable, to put it mildly. But the threat of trans fats mania to our right to make up our own minds about what we eat is beyond dispute.

Predicts Jot Condie of the California Restaurant Association:

What's next? Butter, cheese or anything that has saturated fat, which accounts for 15 percent of the average American diet, and also is not healthy, but that also needs to be taken in moderation.

The Brits are one step ahead of you, Jot.

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Next in the nanny state's crosshairs.

On a tip from Metalgarth.



Canada's Dhimmi Sitcom

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:36 AM

This week saw the debut of a new Canadian sitcom called "Little Mosque on the Prairie." The concept is that lovable Muslims build a mosque post-9/11, while narrow-minded rednecks who haven't embraced the West's Islamization under the flag of multiculturalism fret and chew their nails. Canadian Islamic leaders urged Muslims to watch it.

Evidently the show is a moronic waste of time, like other sitcoms. But it's also something more: a stick poked in America's eye.

Wrote John Doyle of the Globe and Mail:

[It's] no masterpiece of comedy or social observation. It's hokey as hell. But it's terrifically good-natured, has a few terrific jokes and its mere existence is a grand-slam assertion that Canadian TV is different and that the best of Canadian TV amounts to a rejection of the hegemony of U.S. network TV.

Take that, America!

How could we let Canadians beat us to a sitcom ridiculing our dislike of a death cult sworn to our destruction? Maybe Hollywood should respond with a show about the madcap antics of a Nation of Islam alumnus who gets elected to Congress with the help of the liberal fifth column and a group affiliated with Hamas, and who then takes his oath of office with his hand on a Koran.

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Keith Ellison and cohort: sitcom material?

On a tip from Wiggins.



Governator Wants to Plunge California Deeper Into Debt

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:01 AM

Socializing medicine is only the beginning of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's extravagant plans for California. But that's okay, he knows how to pay for whatever he wants: just borrow the money!

In addition to free health care for the children of illegal aliens, and eventually, for everyone, the shopping spree includes prison construction, $4 billion for dams and $500 million for groundwater storage in case global warming dries up the Sierras, 15,000 new classrooms, 40,000 renovated classrooms, etc., etc. Oh, and fuel has to reduce carbon content by 10% by 2020, which Ahnold seems to believe will shame China into giving a hoot about emission standards.

To pay for all this, he proposes issuing $43.3 billion in bonds. Voters just approved $42.7 billion in bonds in November.

At least Californians don't have to worry about Al Gore deciding the state will soon be underwater. It's already submerged in a sea of debt.

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Ahnold describes California's debt projections.

On a tip from Wiggins.



SMU Academics Want to Kill Bush Library

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:20 AM

Being Laura Bush's alma mater and having long been associated with the Bush family, Southern Methodist University in Dallas looks likely to receive the honor of being the site of the George W. Bush Presidential Library. Though there will be a clear separation between the library and the university itself, it will give local scholars access to important historical documents. Yet SMU academics are displeased.

A pair of theology profs griped in an op-ed in The Daily Campus that they don't like the library selection process. On Tuesday, a meeting was held at which 150 faculty members gathered to gibber about academic freedom, political independence, "a lack of transparency," the need for "more rounded information," and the critical danger of the public not knowing the difference between the library and the university. The chairman of the history department demanded to know what it would take for the university to "walk away" from a deal with the library.

In short, the petty dislike of the President so common among ivory tower moonbats seems to have motivated them to try to kill the library.

Good thing the selection committee didn't focus on Harvard or Yale, where Bush earned his degrees. If the library were ever actually built, it would probably end up being firebombed by the history faculty.

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Faculty libs might prefer to build the library at Club Gitmo.

On a tip from Steve.



January 10, 2007

Motorized Moonbattery

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:33 PM

Donald Hayes of Weymouth, Taxachusetts is suing Dunkin' Donuts because it won't let him use the drive-up window in his motorized wheelchair due to traffic safety considerations.

"It's discrimination!" bellows Hayes, a self-proclaimed ordained minister with an online following.

According to Laura Studen, a senior partner at the law firm Burns & Levinson, Dunkin' Donuts had better settle up:

I think they have a problem. It's a public place — and it needs to be accessible.

It probably doesn't matter that Weymouth police Chief James Thomas considers the safety concerns to be valid.

Hayes has rejected the notion of getting his coffee at the Dunkin' Donuts across the street, which has in-store service.

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Donald Hayes in his motorized moonbatmobile.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Child Killer Exploits San Francisco Moonbattery

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:11 PM

LaShuan Harris picked the right town to methodically murder her three children. Having thrown her kids aged 16 months to six years off a San Francisco pier one by one after struggling with them to strip off their clothes, she was found not guilty of murder. Her wackiness and low IQ make her so special that the jury found her guilty only of assault.

According to prosecutors, Harris claimed God told her to make a human sacrifice. Her mother had warned a social worker that Harris would hurt the children, but the social worker didn't want to hear it.

Harris pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity because like all people who murder children, she has mental problems. Being allegedly borderline retarded was another big point in her favor.

You can say this much for the insanity defense: they named it right.

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LaShuan Harris, a special gal.

On a tip from Metalgarth.



Socialized Medicine Results in Slow Starvation For Elderly British Patient

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:04 PM

In yet another example of what we have to look forward to when Democrats and their RINO allies succeed in imposing socialized medicine on the USA, elderly stroke victim Olive Nockels spent an agonizing month slowly dying of hunger in a British hospital, despite her pleas for food.

According to her grandson:

Immediately after her admission it became clear it was their intention not to treat her.

Attempts by her relatives to force the hospital to do something other than wait for her to die became bogged down in the legal system. Of course, the bureaucrats who replace doctors under socialized medicine only killed her with a "short-term" starvation diet because they had decided her life wasn't worth living. They also took away her dentures and hearing aid as she starved, allegedly for her comfort and safety.

The good news is, once she finally died, the doctors could get to work on wrapping up her paperwork.

On a tip from V the K.



Zillionaire Hollyweird Ecokooks to Congratulate Themselves at "Golden Green Party"

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:25 PM

On Monday private jets and stretch limousines will converge on Beverly Hills so that the entertainment industry's sanctimonious lords and ladies of conspicuous consumption can be seen at the EMA & E! Golden Green Party, which will feature "environmentally-friendly Golden Globe winners, nominees, celebrities and high-profile industry executives." From a press release by the host, New Pacific Realty:

The EMA and E! party being hosted at 9900 Wilshire will be a truly eco-friendly affair, incorporating gourmet organic food and recycled party materials and decorations, set in a landscape of sustainable plants and flowers. To promote the green message even further, Tree People will plant a tree for each attendee.

It's okay to barf — vomit is biodegradable.

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Hollyweird ecokook Daryl Hannah, preaching from a tree.

On a tip from Bill V.



What Nappy Didn't Say

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:44 PM

Hot AZ It Gets observes that Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano's State of the State speech the other day was not so notable for what Nappy said, as for what she did not say.

The speech mainly consisted of a Clintonesque laundry list of Big Government spending initiatives, many of which are to be enacted by Executive Order to prevent the state legislature from spoiling the spending spree by injecting fiscal responsibility. The list went on for so long, it left Nappy the Troll with no time to mention personal responsibility or the need to transition people off welfare. Despite her focus on education, tuition credits for private schools, charters schools, and school vouchers weren't discussed either, nor were character-building after-school clubs like the Boy Scouts. Though Arizona has the nation's highest crime rate, references to public safety were limited to noting that children need to come to school "safe." There was no direct or even indirect reference to God or religion.

But in the last half minute of the speech, she did get around to acknowledging the number one issue in Arizona and the reason for the sky-high crime rate: the catastrophic invasion pouring across the Mexican border. After a brief mention of human smuggling and the Border Patrol reading license plates as cars cross the border, Nappy wrapped up by implying that it would be un-American not to welcome the invaders.

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Nappy the Troll cooks up a cauldron of Big Government.

On a tip from Wiggins.



British Law Criminalizes Objecting to Homosexuality

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:26 AM

New pro-gay laws to be tried out in North Ireland as a prelude to being imposed on England in April will make it illegal for teachers to tell students that homosexuality is wrong, according to former Lord Chancellor Lord Mackay of Clashfern, who also points out that schools could no longer instruct children in "the importance of marriage for family life."

The regulations are worded vaguely enough so that most anything militant homosexuals don't like can be declared illegal. "Discrimination" and "harassment" on the grounds of sexual orientation become officially unlawful, which effectively means that homosexuals become a privileged class who can run squealing to the courts whenever they fail to get their way.

It also becomes unlawful to deny goods or services on grounds of sexual orientation — even for religious groups. This means that if a church charges for the use of its facilities, it must rent them out to militant gays. It also means that Christian printers would be required to print posters extolling homosexuality and promoting depraved events.

As Lord Mackay observes, the laws go well beyond the canard of ending alleged discrimination:

This is different. It makes the practice of homosexuality something to which a person is not entitled to object to if he or she provides goods or services.

Openly homosexual former Cabinet minister Chris Smith is delighted, and sneers at Christians who resent having their churches defiled:

My Christianity is about being inclusive, not being exclusive. It's about being accepting of others, it's about celebrating the differences between all the wonderful people that God created in this crazy world of ours.

Crazy is putting it mildly.

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State imposed.



Dems Go After the Idiot Vote

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:48 AM

In a move likely to tighten the Democratic Party's death grip on New Jersey, the state may remove the politically incorrect word "idiot" from its constitution so that mental defectives won't be barred from voting.

The Garden State's constitution states that "no idiot or insane person should enjoy the right of suffrage" — obviously bad news for Dems, were it to be enforced. They want to change the language to some gobbledegook that may as well just be deleted.

Crowed State Senate President Richard Codey:

This is another big step toward removing the stigma of mental illness.

Now back to getting the vote for felons.

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Codey is a Democrat — surprised?

On a tip from Bill V.



Illegal Aliens Re-Arrested Up to Six Times

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:27 AM

Yesterday the Justice Department released data indicating that illegal aliens who are caught and released are getting re-arrested as many as six times.

A study of 100 illegal aliens arrested in 2004 found that 73 of them were arrested a total of 429 times on a wide variety of charges.

No doubt there are many upstanding citizens in Mexico. But they aren't likely to sneak across the border to invade another country. Mexico is basically exporting its dross across our unguarded border. If only we could return the favor and move Hollywood to Tijuana.

But of course, many of these criminals aren't Mexican — they come through Mexico from the Devil knows where. Mexican criminals are usually deported, resulting in them immediately bouncing back across the border again. The policy with OTMs has often been just to let them go, although Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff claims they're not going to do that anymore.

The situation is even worse in cities like San Francisco, which has declared itself a "city and county of refuge" and refuses to cooperate with Homeland Security, despite having won $1.1 million in federal funding to help deal with the illegal immigration crisis.

Since the government obviously isn't serious about enforcing our laws, defending our borders, or protecting law-abiding citizens from foreign criminals, why don't we just declare anarchy? At least then we wouldn't have to give our money to San Francisco.

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Revolving doors where we ought to have minefields.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Sandy Burglar "Compromised National Security Much More Than Originally Disclosed"

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:48 AM

In 2003, Clinton's National Security Adviser Sandy Berger stole and destroyed classified documents, evidently to prevent the 9/11 Commission from finding out how derelict his old boss was in preventing the rise of Islamic terrorism. The lamentably limited fallout continues, with a House report released yesterday administering a nasty tongue lashing — though Burglar will still avoid any significant consequences for his treasonous activities.

According Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA), of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Berger

compromised national security much more than originally disclosed. […] It is now also clear that Mr. Berger was willing to go to extraordinary lengths to compromise national security, apparently for his own convenience.

Thanks to Burglar, the 9/11 Commission "relied on incomplete and misleading information regarding its access to documents." We still don't know what documents are gone forever because Berger thought they might confirm that dealing with terrorism was not a priority on a par with molesting interns for the Clinton Administration.

As you'll recall, Berger pleaded guilty last year to stealing the classified documents he snuck out of the National Archives after stuffing them down his pants. Rather than the appropriate lengthy stay at Leavenworth, he received a token wrist slap consisting of a $50,000 fine and 100 hours of community service. If the misfortune of another Clinton Administration befalls us in 2008, Berger will have access to classified material again.

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Sandy Burglar.

On a tip from Wiggins.



January 9, 2007

Mother Moonbat Invited to Visit Real Victims of Oppression

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:53 PM

In an attempt to squeeze a few more seconds out of her elapsed 15 minutes, Cindy Sheehan has traveled to the totalitarian slave state Cuba, where she will participate in an anti-American publicity stunt featuring denunciations of the treatment of the terrorists vacationing at Club Gitmo as insufficiently obsequious. While she's there, she might avail herself of an opportunity to visit prisoners who really are poorly treated.

The Ladies in White, a group of women whose husbands and sons have been thrown into Castro's dungeons, wrote a letter to Mother Moonbat, asking her to visit one of these nightmarish hellholes, where political prisoners live amid rats and insects, without potable water or adequate medical care.

The jailed relatives are independent journalists, members of outlawed political parties, and human rights activists — real ones, not phonies like Sheehan, who clearly sympathizes with the terrorists and dictators who unlike the USA really do violate human rights.

Unfortunately, the Ditch Witch will be too busy denouncing America to concern herself with actual oppression.

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The treasonous Medea Benjamin with the She-Hag in Cuba.

Hat tip: Rantburg



Chavez Nationalizes Electrical and Telecommunications Companies

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:45 AM

The tragedy in Venezuela continues to unfold, as Hugo Chavez consolidates dictatorial power by nationalizing the country's electrical and telecommunications companies.

As the Soviet Union and every communist regime that followed have taught us, where there are no property rights, there are no rights, period. They also taught us that government slaves do not produce wealth the way free citizens do. Soon the potentially prosperous Venezuela will be reduced to a hand-to-mouth dictatorial hellhole similar to Cuba, on which Chavez has modeled his thuggish regime.

It is easier to snuff out the flame of liberty than it is to get it lit again.

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On the positive side, progressives will be pleased.

On a tip from V the K.



ACLU Sues Troopers For Detaining Illegal Aliens

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:04 AM

Proving yet again that it will undermine our country any way it can, the ACLU is suing the State of Rhode Island, the state police, state police Supt. Steven M. Pare, Trooper Thomas Chabot, and a "Jane Doe" trooper they haven't been able to identify for apprehending a van full of illegal aliens.

The van was pulled over when the driver failed to signal before changing lanes. The troopers had a look inside and found 14 illegal aliens, whom they escorted to the federal Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Providence.

According to the ACLU, this constitutes a violation of Rhode Island's Racial Profiling Prevention Act. Evidently, the police are allowed to have a look inside vehicles they pull over only if they are driven by Caucasians.

The ACLU jackals are demanding punitive and compensatory damages. In other words, they wants us to pay illegal aliens a cash reward for invading our country and violating our laws.

The suit also touches on the controversy of local law enforcement stepping up to defend the country from invasion, which our irresponsible federal government has steadfastly refused to do.

This might be a good time to note that the illegal aliens who crowd our highways in their jalopies, often do not know how to drive, habitually drive while intoxicated, rarely carry insurance, and are insulated from our laws by the verminous ACLU are turning Americans into roadkill. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Study found that 20% of fatal accidents involve at least one driver who does not have a valid license. Drivers who lack valid licenses usually also lack a valid reason to be in this country. A California study found that those who have never had a valid license are five times more likely to be involved in a fatal road accident. When the illegals crash their cars, we pay their medical bills. Then they thank us by suing.

On a tip from Conan.



Freaks at the Beach

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:57 AM

Hats off to Zombie for having the stomach to go undercover and infiltrate even the most disturbing moonbat cults. On Saturday he mixed in with over 1,000 moonbats who gathered on San Francisco's Ocean Beach to spell out the word "IMPEACH!" with their bodies as a rented helicopter took pictures.

The event was the brainchild of Brad Newsham, who explains how lying in the sand would enable moonbats to bypass the 2004 elections and install Nancy Pelosi as head of state:

The impeachment movement needs a visual. There are lots of words swirling around, lots of chatter, but no image to go along with them. I thought that a photo of 1,000 people on the beach, voting not just with their feet but with their whole bodies, and with the San Francisco skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the whole Bay Area spread out in the background… I thought that would make a great visual, catch some attention, and provide some focus and maybe even a physical rallying spot for the movement.

And the goals of this movement?

I want Bush to resign. First he should accept Cheney’s resignation, and then he should announce his own resignation[...] Speaker of the House Pelosi becomes President. […] Imagine what a masterstroke it would be — suddenly a woman is the American President, the most powerful person in the world! And if Pelosi named Barack Obama as vice-president... what a change in the face America shows to the world! Shock and awe would take on a whole new meaning. The international community would again shower America with the same empathy, support, and goodwill that were showered upon us after 9/11.

To accomplish these objectives, the moonbats gathered on the beach were given pieces of tinfoil to wave at the helicopter. Naturally, the tinfoil ended up on the moonbats' heads, the better to deflect Karl Rove's mind-control beams.

As always, Zombie took pictures. A few samples:

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Mastermind Brad Newsham bellows orders through a megaphone.

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Moonbat rapture.

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The Guy Fawkes mask trend was started by the movie V for Vendetta, which glorifies terrorism.

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Moonbats just feel safer with tinfoil on their heads.

Hat tip: Caption This!



January 8, 2007

Free NYC Condoms

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:30 PM

Mayor Mike Bloomberg will soon unveil New York City's latest offering to the world: its own condom brand. The "free" (paid for by taxpayers) condoms will come in packets in various colors representing the city's subway lines. They will be passed out by the millions in an attempt to prevent rampant degeneracy from continuing to result in the rapid spread of AIDS.

NYC is the country's AIDS capital. In 2005, 1,400 city residents died of it. Socialized condom distribution won't improve the situation — unless people have been foregoing condoms because they can't afford them, which hardly seems likely. But it's bound to be a political winner for Mayor Mike, since most love the illusion of getting something for nothing. Maybe next year the city will pass out free K-Y Jelly.

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Easier than virtue — but also less effective.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Curious Kitty

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:25 PM

No wonder leftist twits are in such a sanctimonious snit over Saddam's richly deserved execution. Another illicit video of the historic event has come to light, and it reveals that some irresponsible person let a cat into the execution chamber:

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Via Grouchy Old Cripple, on a tip from nanc.



Islamic States of America

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:09 PM

Via Jihad Watch, this shot was taken in a Muslim-owned auto repair shop in New England:

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As Anti-CAIR quotes Omar Ahmad, cofounder of the Council on American–Islamic relations, which helped get Keith Ellison into Congress:

Those who stay in America should be open to society without melting, keeping Mosques open so anyone can come and learn about Islam. If you choose to live here, you have a responsibility to deliver the message of Islam ... Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faiths, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.

At least they're up front about their objectives.

On a tip from nanc.



Angelina Jolie as the Virgin Mary

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:46 PM

North Carolina artist Kate Kretz has discovered the secret of success: paint something that panders to our obsession with nitwit celebrities, while simultaneously smirking at Christianity and American culture. The previously unknown artist is garnering attention for having painted "Blessed Art Thou," which depicts Angelina Jolie as the Virgin Mary, hovering over a Wal-Mart checkout line with her collection of children.

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At least Kretz left off the elephant dung.

On a tip from Wiggins.



2006 Noble and Knave Results

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:18 PM

The results are in for the Washington Times' 2006 Noble and Knave of the Year contest. The winners represent the most reprehensible examples of moonbattery — but also the most inspiring examples of countermoonbattery.

The knaves:

10. The Dixie Chicks, led by the screechy Bush-basher Natalie Maines, who doesn't "understand the necessity of patriotism."
9. France.
8. Troop-snubbing Senator Jim Webb (D-VA).
7. Corrupt defeatist John Murtha.
6. The depraved and pernicious ACLU.
5. Anti-American academic Ward "Little Eichmanns" Churchill.
4. Incompetent New Orleans mayor and anti-Caucasian demagogue, Ray "Chocolate City" Nagin.
3. Vermont Judge Edward Cashman, who sentenced a child rapist to only 60 days in jail.
2. Yale University, which won't permit ROTC on campus but accepts representatives of the Taliban.
1. Jimmy Carter, the very personification of useful idiot dhimmitude and treasonous moonbattery.

The noble:

10. Child cancer survivor David Dingman-Glover.
9. Dr. Ward Casscells, a world-renowned cardiologist who enlisted in the Army at age 53 because he wanted to support America's cause in Iraq.
8. Staff Sgt. Michael Caldwell, who after being wounded re-enlisted as he lay on the operating table.
7. Oriana Fallaci, who stood up to censorship to sound the alarm on the ongoing Islamic conquest of Italy.
6. The Alaskan villagers who had the patriotism and self-respect to say no thanks to Hugo Chavez's discount heating oil.
5. BB&T Corp., which will not loan money to private developers whose land has been stolen on their behalf by the government by way of eminent domain.
4. The Minnesota National Guard, who appealed to John "Botched Joke" Kerry with their banner reading "HALP US JON CARRY — WE R STUCK HEAR N IRAK."
3. John Bolton, unfortunately removed from his United Nations post because Democrats could not abide his habit of standing up for American interests.
2. Bill Cosby, who has stepped on liberal toes by countering the cult of victimhood with the notion of responsibility.
1. Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael. A. Monsoor, who smothered a terrorist grenade in Iraq with his own body, saving the lives of two fellow SEALs.

Thanks go out to those on the noble list, for restoring the faith in humanity that suffers so much damage at the hands of the knaves.

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Colonel Ward Casscells in training.

On a tip from Byron.



Britain's Channel 4 Peeks Under the Islamic Rock

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:40 AM

In an undercover investigation of Britain's leading mosques and Muslim institutions, Channel 4 has found that despite the mealy-mouthed multicultural rhetoric coming out of their dhimmi enablers, Muslims still want to destroy us.

The Sparkbrook mosque is one of 45 run by UK Islamic Mission, which according to Tony Blair "is extremely valued by the government for its multi-faith and multicultural activities." One of these multicultural activities is whipping up support for Britain's enemies. Here's what a preacher at the mosque has to say about a British Muslim soldier who was killed fighting the Taliban:

The hero of Islam is the one who separated his head from his shoulders.

Another speaker has this to preach:

You cannot accept the rule of the kaffir [non-Muslim]. We have to rule ourselves and we have to rule the others.

Here's what the deputy headmaster of an Islamic high school in Birmingham has to say on the topic of democracy:

They should call it ... kuffrocracy, that's their plan. It's the hidden cancerous aim of these people.

A preacher at a mosque in East Midlands was caught on film yelling this:

God help us in our fight against the kaffir, in every field, in every department of life. We beg you to help us fight against the enemies of our religion.

Other preachers offer child-raising tips, such as "start hitting them when they are 10" if they don't say their prayers to Allah, and if a girl "doesn't wear hijab, we hit her."

More ominously, a preacher growls:

The time is fast approaching where the tables are going to turn and the Muslims are going to be in the position of being uppermost in strength and, when that happens, people won't get killed — unjustly.

DVDs produced by Muslim preachers are very popular in Britain. One features the Saudi-trained Sheikh Feiz bellowing these words of multicultural wisdom:

Kaffir is the worst word that can ever be written, a sign of infidelity, disbelief, filth, a sign of dirt.

That's why Muslims find it just to kill as many random Westerners as they are able. We are filth, according to the vaunted "Religion of Peace." Muslims have a lower opinion of infidels than liberals do of the babies they abort.

The government's dhimmified response is as always to burrow its head into the sand and exhort us to do the same. Lord Ahmed of Britain's "Preventing Extremism" task force chides that the Channel 4 program shining a little light on Britain's domestic Islamic menace won't "make for good community relations."

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Lord Ahmed of Britain's Imposing Dhimmitude task force.

Hat tip: LGF, on a tip from Allen.



Southwest Restaurant Chain Now Taking Mexican Currency

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:44 AM

The restaurant chain Pizza Patrón has announced that it now accepts Mexican currency, marking a minor milestone in the colonization and eventual annexation of the Southwest by Mexico that George Bush, John McCain, and the entire Democratic Party have done so much to aid and abet. The chain has 59 locations throughout the Southwest, with 40 more under development.

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I wonder if Pizza Patrón is accepting this currency too.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Pelosi Backs Obscene Gay Group

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:20 AM

Our newly coronated Queen of Congress Nancy Pelosi is coming to the rescue of her hometown San Francisco's STOP AIDS Project, which has been criticized even by other gay activists for dishonest bookkeeping practices and for spending federal tax dollars on obscene sex programs.

Activities featured in seminars funded with money looted from your paycheck include fisting, sadomasochism, and homosexual flirting.

Health and Human Services Inspector General Janet Rehnquist wrote a letter to HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson, in which she pointed out that STOP AIDS Project seminars are obscene and "not in agreement with CDC guidelines," and that their "sexually explicit advertisements" encourage perverts to indulge in homosexual activities, which is hardly likely to prevent the spread of AIDS.

Pelousy responded with a letter of her own, denouncing denunciations of the STOP AIDS Project, and demanding that it be given more support. According to Pelousy, the project's seminars are not obscene, because they comply with local standards — which tells us all we need to know about the constituency that elected our new Speaker of the House to office.

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San Francisco's local standards.

On a tip from V the K.



January 7, 2007

Medical Marijuana Man Molests Little Boy

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:10 PM

Until recently, former director of the Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana Alan Lawrence Ager was best known for being the first Californian to try to beat a drug rap by invoking the Medical Marijuana Initiative, which was passed two months after he was arrested following the discovery of over 135 marijuana plants on his property. He ended up serving a year in jail, and was allowed to possess pot during his five-year probation on the grounds that he said he had a backache.

A few years previously authorities had found 1,100 marijuana plants on his property, but Ager escaped drug charges on a technicality, though they got him on related money-laundering charges, for which he was sentenced to probation.

Now the 59-year-old has been charged with sexually molesting a 7-year-old boy over a period of more than a year. The last incident occurred on Christmas day.

Let's hope the legal system takes his case a little more seriously this time.

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Ager in 1997. The poor kid is going to be scarred.

On a tip from V the K.



Barney Frank Accuses President of Ethnic Cleansing

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:37 PM

Blissfully free of the concept of shame, ostentatiously homosexual Taxachusetts Democrat Barney Frank is completely unhindered in his demagoguery — as he has proven by accusing President Bush of "ethnic cleansing" because blacks were temporarily displaced from New Orleans by Katrina.

Here's amateur video of Frank spewing his divisive and irresponsible rhetoric to an audience of left-wing bloggers (sorry about the sound quality).

This clown is now Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.

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Barney Frank with a young friend.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Twin Cities Airport Stands Up to Muslims

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:08 PM

In a rare and encouraging example of bureaucrats showing a little backbone in the face of Islamic bullying, officials at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport have rejected dhimmitude by refusing to let Muslim taxi drivers turn down fares for carrying alcohol or being accompanied by service dogs.

Says Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesman Patrick Hogan:

Our expectation is that if you're going to be driving a taxi at the airport, you need to provide service to anybody who wants it.

That means even people who aren't conducting themselves in accordance with sharia.

Most Minneapolis taxi drivers are from Somalia, where a leading cleric recently issued an edict calling for the death penalty for those who fail to pray to Allah five times a day. The excessive Somali presence in Minnesota is responsible for the election of Nation of Islam alumnus Keith Ellison to Congress.

An earlier proposal calling for color-coded taxis that would signify which ones provide service to infidels who imbibe was thankfully dropped.

The Minnesota chapter of the Muslim American society has issued a fatwa declaring that Allah doesn't want taxi drivers to allow travelers with bags full of duty-free liquor into their cabs. Allah also doesn't like dogs — not even seeing eye dogs. Fortunately Allah isn't running Minneapolis yet after all.

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Cabbies worshiping their dog-hating god.

Hat tip: Tim Blair, on a tip from V the K.



Scotland Banning Live Bait

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:32 PM

Proving that there is no limit to what might be forbidden in the name of animal rights moonbattery, Scotland has issued a blanket ban on using live fish as bait.

The ban passed Scotland's Parliament without objection. It needs to pass through the legislature one more time before officially becoming law. Sniveled the Green Party's Eleanor Scott, who serves on Scotland's Parliament:

Anglers won't like me saying it, but fish do feel pain and we felt there was a cruelty issue here.

Politicians may know that fish feel pain, but scientists don't.

As usual, there will be an economic cost to the moonbattery indulged in by sanctimonious bureauweenies. The coarse fishing industry adds up to £7 million a year to the Scottish economy. Says Steve Greenway of Staffordshire, England, who has been on 105 fishing trips to Scotland:

Where will it all end? Do you stop using maggots and worms as well?

He's right to be curious. Yvonne Taylor of PETA called the ban a "massive first step." The next step will be extending the ban to the rest of Britain. Then they can start working on civil rights for maggots and worms, an issue of personal concern to left-wing activists.

Animal rights fiends have actually taken to physically assaulting fisherman to advance their campaign against fishing.

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Something else moonbats would like to take away.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Katrina Helicopters Going Down Left's Memory Hole

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:53 PM

You can't fight liberalism with facts, because liberals make up their own, and refuse to acknowledge any that don't support their ideology. They live in an alternate reality, with its own alternate history that differs markedly from what really happened. To give a recent example, the moonbats at TalkLeft and Facing South are mad that helicopters have been used to help ranchers in Colorado, whereas no helicopters were used following Katrina.

Yes, you read that correctly. In our world, helicopters were dispatched within hours of Katrina hitting the shore — including these from Colorado. But that doesn't fit the storyline of oppressed persons of color forsaken by capitalist America, so libs are forgetting it ever happened.

Keep these pictures in a safe place before progressives find a way to stuff them down the Memory Hole:

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Hat tip: Slapstick Politics



2006: The Year of the Dhimmi

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:36 PM

Hal Lindsey believes we can sum up 2006 as the Year of the Dhimmi. As he points out, up until last year, most of the Western world still believed in free speech. Then came the Cartoon Intifada.

As you'll recall, a Danish newspaper printed some vapid cartoons, a few of which connected Islam with terrorism, which is about as controversial as connecting water with wetness. Muslims seized on the cartoons as an opportunity to bully the West into abandoning one of its core principles, freedom of speech. Due to the extreme weakness and cowardice that inevitably follow in the wake of moonbattery, their efforts were successful.

While Muslims rioted and burned churches, liberals wrung their hands and fretted about the "insensitivity" represented by the bland cartoons that virtually no media outlets had the backbone to publish. CNN for example piously announced that it would not show the cartoons that had resulted in this uproar out of "respect for Islam" — i.e., respect for a gang of hostile thugs clearly manufacturing a crisis out of nothing in order to intimidate us into accepting dhimmitude. The public was left to imagine that the cartoons were outrageously insulting.

Needless to say, CNN does not censor any news out of respect for Christianity.

Muslim thugs whipped up another crisis when the Pope quoted 14th century Emperor Manuel II Paleogogus, whose great Byzantine Empire was to be totally obliterated by bloodthirsty Muslim invaders:

Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.

The predictable result: Muslim violence, Western groveling. As Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad managed to announce with a straight face:

Anyone who describes Islam as a religion as intolerant encourages violence.

The Pope responded to Muslim death threats by apologizing and crawling to Turkey to pray at a mosque, clearly signaling his submission to dhimmitude.

Then came Jim Baker's Iraq Surrender Group, with its dhimmified approach to Middle Eastern policy: retreat from conflicts with Muslim terrorists, suck up to terror-exporting enemies sworn to our destruction, and throw Israel to the wolves.

The despicable moonbat cowards who run the media have embraced dhimmitude wholeheartedly, spinning every story to favor the maniacs at war with our civilization, often going so far as to refuse to call them terrorists, and pretending that Islam has nothing to do with their savage crimes. Lindsey gives an appalling example from the Toronto Star, which reported that members of a terrorist ring were "from all walks of Canadian life, with no apparent connection to one another" — never mentioning that all were Muslims and three attended the same mosque.

Lindsey predicts that before the end of the year it will be illegal to draw attention to the intimate relation between Islam and terrorism, and that the ACLU will have no problem with this development.

Arnold Toynbee said that civilizations die from suicide, not murder. 2006 might go down as the year the West slit its own wrists. As the blood dribbles out, barbaric fanatics from out of the Dark Ages impatiently wait to displace us.

In case anyone forgot just how harmless were the Danish cartoons that our media refused to run, here they are again:

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On a tip from Stickman.



January 6, 2007

Governator Offers Free Health Care to Illegal Aliens

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:14 PM

As if illegal aliens had not yet been offered enough incentives to exploit our unguarded border and colonize the southwestern third of our country, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, allegedly a Republican, is offering free health insurance to every child in California — including those brought there illegally.

According to probably optimistic officials, the proposal will cost the state $400 million per year. But that's a drop in the bucket compared to the Governator's stated goal of providing socialized medical coverage to anyone who doesn't have it. This will cost $10 billion per year or more.

Though this will bankrupt California, it will be a feather in the cap for Ahnold, who has clearly displayed that he cares about children, the oppressed, the downtrodden, etc., etc., even if he doesn't care that our most populous state will soon be reduced to third-world conditions if it continues to be starved of responsible governance.

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Doing for the size of government what he used to do to his own body.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Racist Soup Banned After All

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:37 AM

Apparently it was too good to be true that moonbattery would suffer a setback in its world capital France. Previously, a French judge had ruled that soup kitchens could give out pork soup to the hungry, even if Muslims don't like pork, and even if the dhimmi Mayor of Paris Bertrand Delanoe believes that the traditional French food "stinks of xenophobia." The judge's ruling has now been reversed by Judge Christian Vigouroux of the Council of State, France's highest bureaucratic body.

It has now been found that soup given out by Solidarity of the French threatens public order with its "clearly discriminatory" soup. The group pointed out that no one has to eat the soup. But the judge shot back that no one is given free dessert unless they eat their free soup first.

Both Islam and Judaism proscribe pork. But the idea that anyone cares about food that "discriminates" against Jews in today's France is laughable. It's enough for French Jews these days if they can avoid being ritually tortured to death.

Authorities see the soup as a token revolt against dhimmitude, and are suppressing it strictly on those grounds.

Hat tip: LGF



January 5, 2007

US Government Gives $86 Million to Chairman of Palestinian Authority

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:02 PM

Our government has found a creative way to spend $86 million worth of our money: showering it upon the terrorist Palestinian Authority.

The cash will go to Mahmoud Abbas of the Fatah faction — the one founded by arch terrorist Yasser Arafat — on the grounds that even he is moderate compared to Hamas. It's to be used

to assist the Palestinian Authority presidency in fulfilling P.A. commitments under the road map [peace plan] to dismantle the infrastructure of terrorism and establish law and order in the West Bank and Gaza.

Next they will be paying "moderate" Mafia dons to dismantle the infrastructure of organized crime and establish law and order in New Jersey.

Since it's too late for the loot to end up in Arafat's Swiss bank account, it will most likely go to purchase weapons and to finance terrorist attacks. Or it will be used to pay P.A. police, which would ease pressure on the Hamas government.

Remember this speech?

Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists. From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime.

Too bad the guy who spoke those words isn't running our country. Oh wait, he is.

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Palestinians celebrating the attacks of 9/11.



Chavez Continues to Snuff Out Liberty in Venezuela

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:04 AM

Left-wing goon Hugo Chavez continues to tighten his malignant grip on Venezuela. This vociferous enemy of the United States has announced that he will not renew the license of Radio Caracas Televisión, which is one of the country's oldest TV stations but — unfortunately for them — not on board with the Chavez's Castro-esque "revolution."

As an op-ed in the Miami Herald observes:

This is Mr. Chávez's latest step on the road to authoritarian reign. In eight years of heavy-handed rule, Mr. Chávez has amassed almost limitless power, a shift sealed last month with his reelection by an overwhelming majority. He controls the Congress, Supreme Court, Electoral Council and almost all state governments. Laws passed by his congressional fan club give him sweeping power to rule by decree, seize private property and control the press.
A 2004 media-content law, for example, threatens television and radio stations with heavy fines or license suspension for broadcasting anything found by the government to ''condone or incite'' public disturbances or that is ''contrary to national security.'' Recent measures sanction speech that the government doesn't like with criminal charges and punishment of up to 5 years. Offending the president in private can land you in prison for 30 months. […]
With so few independent institutions left in Venezuela, gagging the media could eliminate the most effective check on abuse of power by Mr. Chávez and his government. The Organization of American States should take a close look at Venezuela and determine if it conforms to the Inter-American Democratic Charter. It may not be long before Mr. Chávez silences all his critics.

To see the flame of freedom slowly snuffed out is tragic — and shameful, considering the extent to which American liberals contemptuous of the concept of freedom have offered crucial propaganda support to this hostile tyrant.

But don't expect any apologies from useful idiots like Jimmy Carter and Joe Kennedy when the last vestiges of Venezuela's free press are finally crushed — or when the country's oil revenue is used to purchase nuclear weapons to be employed against Americans.

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Pure evil.



Zero Tolerance For Wetting Pants

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:13 AM

In Danville, Pennsylvania, a 12-year-old special ed student was charged with disorderly conduct after wetting her pants at school. According to her mother, the girl wet her pants in terror after being confronted by the principal. But school officials think she did it on purpose.

Surprisingly, no one has called for the federal government to provide students with diapers.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Armed Invaders From Mexico Overrun National Guard on American Soil

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:54 AM

Gunmen from Mexico attacked and overran a U.S. Border Patrol site manned by National Guardsmen, compelling American military forces to retreat from a foreign enemy on American soil. The incident occurred in Arizona, somewhere between Nogales and Lukeville.

The single most serious responsibility of any government is to defend the country's territorial integrity. A government that fails in this duty is no government at all, but simply a gang of leaches feeding off our tax dollars without giving us basic protection in return. That the situation at the Mexican border is unacceptable goes without saying.

We have the most powerful military in the world, and yet Mexican criminals invade at will, chasing us from our own border posts. Only moonbattery could produce such a deranged state of affairs.

Here's a video report.

On a tip from Wiggins.



January 4, 2007

Fifth Column Takes Control of the House Judiciary Committee

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:48 PM

Democrats have officially taken over Congress, and the stars have not yet fallen out of the sky. But that's not to say we are not in some very deep trouble. Consider that John Conyers is now Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. He's the guy that submitted the following resolution, less than four years after 9/11:

Resolved, That the House of Representatives —

1. condemns bigotry, acts of violence, and intolerance against any religious group, including our friends, neighbors, and citizens of the Islamic faith;

2. declares that the civil rights and civil liberties of all individuals, including those of the Islamic faith, should be protected;

3. recognizes that the Quran, the holy book of Islam, as any other holy book of any religion, should be treated with dignity and respect; and

4. calls upon local, State, and Federal authorities to work to prevent bias-motivated crimes and acts against all individuals, including those of the Islamic faith.

It all sounds very noble and high-minded, at a superficial glance. But why is Islam singled out in each case? Democrats certainly don't seem to have a problem with bigotry against Christians; nor are they like to demand that Bibles be "treated with dignity and respect." But as of September 11, 2001, all things Muslim have a special appeal for liberals.

As Baron Bodissey wisely observes at Gates of Vienna, the goal of Conyers and his friends at CAIR is effectively to add another item to the list above:

5. Muslims are the equivalent of a racial minority.

That is, they are to be officially designated a privileged class. Saying anything they don't want you to say is "hate speech" and will not be tolerated. Therefore resisting their ongoing efforts to first dhimmify and then Islamicize the West will not be tolerated.

It's as if fifth-column Congressmen during WWII passed resolutions paving the way toward criminalizing criticism of Nazis and Japanese imperialism.

No amount of squishy politically correct B.S. can change the fact that whether or not we are at war with Islam, Islam is at war with us. The guy now chairing the Judiciary Committee has made it crystal clear which side he's on. And the rest of his party doesn't seem to have a problem with it.

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John Conyers, an American Quisling.



Botched Joke Kerry's Carpet Tile Christmas Card

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:16 PM

This past Yuletide, John "Botched Joke" Kerry and wife Tuhrayzuh Heinz sent out 75,000 Christmas cards featuring pictures of trees and gushy prose regarding their "gratitude for the beauty of these trees and the life they represent."

To show that they're serious about this tree-hugging stuff, the card then instructs the recipient to put it back in the mail and send it to a recycling company, so that "it can be made into new carpet tile." After all, we all want a "world without waste . . . where every product either returns safely to the soil or becomes a new product."

Speaking of waste, OpinionJournal notes that domestic postage to mail the cards off to be made into carpet tile would cost over $29,000.

Maybe the card was another botched joke.

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Even Christmas is an occasion for botched jokes at the Heinz-Kerry household.



Social Security Benefits For Illegal Aliens

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:07 PM

As if the Ponzi scheme known as Social Security weren't already doomed by Dems' refusal to allow even partial privatization, it has now come to light that our government will be paying benefits to Mexican citizens who worked in this country while here illegally, using stolen Social Security numbers.

A confidential 2004 agreement between the USA and Mexico could require Social Security to pay out billions to Mexican criminals. The document detailing this treachery was coughed up by the government only after a prolonged legal struggle by the TREA Senior Citizens League.

Although illegal immigrants still aren't eligible for Social Security benefits, their illegal work history will count toward benefits eligibility when they are granted citizenship — and millions inevitably will be, just as soon as the Dems in Congress can push through a shamnesty bill, which Bush has made clear he will eagerly sign.

On a tip from Bergbirk.



Another Small Triumph For Big Government

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:45 AM

Intrusive government causes countless small tragedies that add up to the massive disaster of the slow death by strangulation of the American dream. One example is the FS gas station run by Joey Crawford in Mansfield, Illinois.

Being the only full-service gas station in the village, it was particularly appreciated by the town's elderly residents, especially ladies and those with disabilities. Reminisces the 23-year-old Crawford:

They would talk to me about their days and their lives, and I could tell they appreciated what I did for them. Some of my regular customers came from out of town because there aren't that many full-service stations any more.

All of this ended when an inspector for the Illinois Bureau of Weights and Measures told Crawford he could no longer use his 1960s-era gas pumps. They would only sell gas up to $1.99 per gallon, and thanks to taxes and restrictions on domestic drilling, gas costs more than that now. So Crawford was selling the gas by the half gallon. But the inspector revealed that this practice violates a state law passed for obscure reasons in 2004.

Two new pumps would cost $20,000. Since Crawford didn't have the money, he had to stop selling gas.

But not to worry, elderly and disabled drivers can still get full service at a local BP station — provided they call ahead and make an appointment.

On a tip from Bill.



What If Barack Obama's Suit Isn't Empty?

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:08 AM

Here's some good news about the Dems' new heartthrob Barack Hussein Obama: he says he's never used heroin:

Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it. Not smack, though.

"Blow" refers to his cocaine use. Here's another quote from his memoir "Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance":

Junkie. Pothead. That's where I'd been headed: the final, fatal role of the young would-be black man. . . . I got high [to] push questions of who I was out of my mind.

But the scary part isn't that he used to be a druggie. It's that he used to be — and still is — a paranoid racist moonbat:

We were always playing on the white man's court . . . by the white man's rules. If the principal, or the coach, or a teacher . . . wanted to spit in your face, he could, because he had the power and you didn't. . . . The only thing you could choose was withdrawal into a smaller and smaller coil of rage.
And the final irony: should you refuse this defeat and lash out at your captors . . . they would have a name for that too. Paranoid. Militant.

"Paranoid" and "militant" do sum up this point of view pretty well — and according to a preface to the new edition of his book, Obama still holds it. He says he would tell the same story now "even if certain passages have proven to be inconvenient politically."

At least he isn't a Muslim. He just has a name like one — which perversely enough may account for his popularity among Dems, who can be counted on to develop affection for America's mortal enemies. His fans at WaPo suggest that Obama's skin tone isn't his only presidential qualification; there's the sound of his name too:

Many say he offers something new in American politics: an African American with a less-than-traditional name…

His "less-than-traditional" name doesn't just sound Muslim; "Barack Hussein Obama" specifically recalls "Saddam Hussein" and "Osama bin Laden" — to the point that even the presumably sympathetic CNN would accidentally broadcast something like this:

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…and left-wing Senator Chappaquiddick Ted Kennedy would say something like this:

Of course Obama's name isn't his fault. It's just a bit of serendipity that enhances his subconscious appeal for libs.

Obama has been called an empty suit because he only has two years of relevant experience and hasn't done anything in them. If only his suit — and his politically precious dark skin and Muslim-sounding name — really were empty, and not stuffed with the same sort of paranoid racist moonbattery that gave us the Black Panthers.

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Young Obama, looking a little stoned.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Keith Ellison to Take Oath on Koran From Founding Father's Library

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:12 AM

To complete the insult of swearing his oath of office on the Middle East's Dark Ages version of Mein Kampf instead of a Bible, America's first Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison will use a Koran formerly belonging to one of our greatest Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson.

Jefferson obviously was no Muslim but a devout Christian. The Koran was part of his library, which at one time was the largest in North America, and served as the basis for the Library of Congress.

The Koran and its followers call for the destruction of the great system Jefferson and his colleagues bequeathed to us, in the name of a demonic Antichrist figure from the 6th century. Just five years ago they tried to fly a plane full of Americans into the Capitol; now we're electing them to pass laws inside it.

Here's the Kid From Brooklyn's take on the issue (not work safe).

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Now we elect our enemies instead of fighting them.

On a tip from Wiggins.



January 3, 2007

Iran: Hitler Was Jewish

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:22 PM

An adviser to Islamic madman Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has made a remarkable discovery: Hitler was Jewish.

Mohammad Ali Ramin revealed this information on a Persian-language website, but MEMRI stepped up once again to translate. According to Ramin's admirably creative theories, Hitler's grandmother was a Jewish prostitute, and his policies were directed toward the establishment of a Jewish state.

Another of Ramin's surprises is that Britain and the Soviet Union worked together with Hitler to pursue this goal. It also turns out that all of Hitler's associates were Jewish.

Ramin is the secretary-general of the World Foundation for Holocaust Studies, which was established at Iran's Holocaust Denial Conference last month.

These lunatics will soon have nuclear weapons. Better them than the United Nations, I suppose.

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Mohammad Ali Ramin, postmodern historian.

On a tip from Wiggins.



ACLU Sues to Get Federal AIDS Money For Pro-Prostitution Groups

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:10 PM

Wallowing in the very depths of self-parody, the ACLU is actually suing the federal government for not giving our money in the name of combating AIDS to groups that advocate "commercial sex work" — i.e., prostitution — one of the surest ways known of spreading AIDS.

Needless to say, AIDS would not be a problem if people refrained from intravenous drugs and limited their sexual activity to the confines of marriage. Unfortunately no simple solution exists for dealing with whatever moral disease causes people to support the ACLU.

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A politically active French prostitute does her part to spread AIDS.

More at Stop the ACLU; hat tip: Gateway Pundit.



Racist Soup Allowed in French Kitchen

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:31 PM

Dhimmified moonbattery suffered a rare defeat in France, where a court has decided that a soup kitchen can resume offering pork soup to the homeless, even though police had closed it down on the grounds that pork is "racist" against Muslims and Jews.

Thoroughly displeased by the ruling, Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe yelped:

Faced by this initiative which stinks of xenophobia, I want once again to express city hall's desire to fight all forms of discrimination, racism and anti-Semitism.

There appears to be no evidence that anyone turned down the free soup on racial or even religious grounds.

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Racist soup.



AP Spins For Food Nazis

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:52 PM

BelchSpeak shines light on a nauseating example of AP once again working hand-in-hand with political extremists — this time as part of the moonbat campaign to control our diet.

The left-wing propaganda service responsible for so much of what is presented to us as news helpfully provided a soapbox to a Virginia housewife and concerned mother named Maureen Cohen, who just happened to get curious about the levels of acrylamide in her reduced-fat Pringles potato chips. The fact that Cohen is the daughter-in-law of a food Nazi activist who works for the Center for Science in the Public Interest is skillfully played down. CSPI has been waging a legal war against Pringles' parent company Proctor and Gamble for using olestra.

Though the AP piece implies that acrylamide causes cancer, this is doubtful. Some even think it might prevent cancer.

Apparently the worst thing about acrylamide is that it doesn't sound like something you would want to eat. Yet it occurs naturally when starchy foods are cooked at high temperatures. No one adds it deliberately.

It seems we can now add cooked vegetables to the long and growing list of foods liberals don't think we should be allowed to eat.

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In food fascists' crosshairs.



Minimum Wage Snake Oil

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:38 PM

Incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has promised to "give Americans a raise" by hiking up the minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.25 over the next two years. Though this may benefit posturing politicians, it won't be much help to the rest of us.

James Sherk, a policy analyst with the Heritage Foundation, points out that only 2% of Americans actually earn only $5.15 per hour. Meddling with the free market by raising the minimum wage will cost some of them their jobs, because if it made economic sense to pay them more, the businesses employing them already would be.

Raising minimum wage will also increase competition for low-skilled jobs by encouraging teenagers to drop out of school. Despite the propaganda, minimum wage workers rarely support families. They tend to be teenagers or college students. Minimum wage hikes do not reduce poverty rates.

They don't reduce illegal immigration rates either; the higher the minimum wage, the more tempting it is to pay an illegal alien under the table instead of employing an American citizen.

But none of this will stop the media from echoing Pelosi as she implies that our sugar mommy government is giving us all free money.

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Free snake oil for everyone.



UN Peacekeepers Raping Children in Sudan

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:03 AM

The United Nations continues to make its case for world government by promising today to launch yet another investigation into its habit of sending "peacekeepers" and civilian employees into trouble spots to make matters worse by raping children.

Representatives of the UN sexually abusing children is certainly nothing new. Now UNsters based in Juba, Sudan stand accused of cruising for kids as young as 12 and forcing them to have sex. This has been going on since soon after the UN arrived in the region. The problem was referenced in an internal UNICEF report back in July 2005. Hundreds of children are believed to have been abused.

Most of the victims have been separated from their families by the mass-scale anti-Christian violence that the media characterizes as a civil war to avoid offending the genocidal Muslims doing the killing. Sometimes the UNsters are chivalrous enough to give the kids cash (much of it courtesy of American taxpayers) for sexual favors; other times they just take what they want by force.

So far there has been no attempt by UN officials to track down accused rapists or to interview those victims who have made allegations. Their response has been a combination of silence and bluster. Initially UN headquarters had no comment. The British regional coordinator for the UN mission in southern Sudan James Ellery squirted ink like a squid, refuting all allegations and blaming the raped children for being illiterate.

After the doting media, the UN's best friend is fear. Many of the children are afraid even to go to doctors. The fledgling government in southern Sudan doesn't want to alienate the UN by making a stink. A leading NGO confirms the rape allegations, but "was unwilling to be named for political reasons."

Meanwhile, Muslims in Sudan keep right on killing Christians in an ethnic cleansing campaign on a scale with the Holocaust.

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What's left of life for Christians in Sudan.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Moonbats Crow Over Success of Polar Bear Propaganda Campaign

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:31 AM

The propaganda campaign that calls for convincing the gullible to buy into the global warming agenda by incessantly hyping the plight of allegedly put-upon polar bears is paying off, according to the moonbats at The Oregonian:

But not even the Bush administration can ignore the melting of the Arctic sea ice, or stomach the awful image of polar bears drowning in the open ocean, far from the nearest pack ice.

Bureauweenies within Bush's Interior Department are on board with the program, proposing to add polar bears to the list of species protected by the Endangered Species Act, a first step toward pulling the emergency brake on our economy in the name of a few thousand dangerous beasts that aren't even endangered. In parts of the arctic where temperatures really have been increasing, so has the polar bear population.

This is bad news for other animals, as polar bears are the largest land carnivore. It's also bad news for people, because polar bears are one of the very few animals that regard humans as food. But then, who cares? We're not listed as endangered.

You may have noticed that penguins are ubiquitous too lately: in commercials, in animated kiddy movies, everywhere you look. It's no accident:

Polar bears are clearly in trouble, and so are other species, such as penguins, that depend on the same habitat.

Evidence that penguins are in any trouble whatsoever is not provided, nor is any reason why we should put the welfare of flightless birds on the far side of a frozen wasteland ahead of our own. But they're cute, that's the important thing.

Moonbats actually seem to believe that the federal government can force the planet into climactic stasis merely by sacrificing our economic well-being. What an awesome god is the all-powerful bureaucracy they worship.

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How cuddly.

On a tip from Wiggins.



January 2, 2007

More Moonbat Eye Candy

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:08 PM

From the land that elected Nancy Pelousy:

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Compliments of Wiggins.



Code Pink Kookazoids Cause Havoc in San Franfreakshow

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:42 PM

Chaos prevailed at the Golden Gate Bridge yesterday when police prevented Code Pink activists from parading their freak show across it. Following a three-hour standoff during which pedestrians and cyclists were prevented from crossing the bridge, ten moonbats attempted to break police lines, and were subsequently incarcerated, though it is doubtful they will receive the psychiatric attention required to prevent future incidents. Police were forced to close a lane to make the arrests, causing a major traffic mess.

Among those taken into custody was Code Pink cofounder Medea Benjamin, who has been arrested many times before, though unfortunately not yet for treason.

Needless to say, the San Francisco Chronicle blamed all the trouble on the cops.

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Moonbattery is not easy on the eyes.

On a tip from Wiggins.



New York State Bureauweenies Go After Body Armor

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:27 PM

Their jihad against the Second Amendment isn't enough for the bureauweenies running New York. Forget about owning a gun, they don't want you even to be able to stop bullets coming out of other people's guns. Bill number A00404 threatens to do this:

Prohibits the purchase or sale of protective body vests except to law enforcement or military personnel; provides for registering of such sales by vendors; establishes unlawful purchase or sale of a body vest as a class A misdemeanor.

The idea of course is that body armor protects criminals from police bullets. It also protects law-abiding citizens from criminals' bullets. Say you wrote a book or made a movie or drew a cartoon that Muslims don't like — body armor would come in very handy. But bureaucrats don't seem to be overly concerned with the interests of law-abiding citizens.

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The list of things they don't want you to have keeps on growing.

On a tip from Brooklyn Red Leg.

Update

The link above goes to a different bill now. The original A00404 will be assigned a new bill number when it is reintroduced during the 2007 legislative session. Thanks to Brooklyn Red Leg for the followup.



British Food Nazis Target Cheese

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:45 AM

In yet another example of "dietary nannying gone mad," new regulations in Britain will ban advertisements for cheese from television programs with a large number of underage viewers as part of a government clampdown on incorrect food.

By grossly exaggerating the size of a typical portion, the Food Standards Agency was able to determine that cheese is more unhealthy that potato chips, cheeseburgers, and even sugary breakfast cereal. Naturally, bureauweenies had to step in to protect the children.

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Unconscionably, advertisers target children with their incorrect cheese.



CNN Calls Bin Laden "Obama"

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:30 AM

It looks like those of us who ridiculed Ted Kennedy for calling Barack Hussein Obama "Osama bin … Osama … Obama" owe Senator Pumpkinhead a big apology. Even CNN can mix up Osama bin Laden with the empty skin from Illinois:

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Still, I don't really see the resemblance:

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Maybe it was this romantic snapshot that confused Chappaquiddick Ted and his friends at CNN:

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At least they don't mix up Obama with Shrillary:

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I guess Barack Rodham Obama would look something like this:

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Compliments of Wiggins.



January 1, 2007

Homosexual Rights For Sheep

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:28 AM

Scientists at Oregon State University have been conducting experiments aimed at preventing non-breeding homosexual sheep by curing hormonal imbalances. To moonbats, this raises the ominous specter of correcting aberrant sexual impulses in humans.

Gay privileges rights campaigner Peter Tatchell is in high dudgeon:

These experiments echo Nazi research in the early 1940s which aimed at eradicating homosexuality. They stink of eugenics. There is a danger that extreme homophobic regimes may try to use these experimental results to change the orientation of gay people.

Udo Schuklenk, professor of "Bioethics" at Glasgow Caledonian University, even sees in this an excuse to bash the USA:

Imagine this technology in the hands of Iran, for example. It is typical of the US to ignore the global context in which this is taking place.

Not even PETA likes the research, though its purpose is to provide the world with more sheep.

Particularly alarmed is former tennis player and famous gay person Martina Navratilova, who has proclaimed that sheep have a "right" to be homosexual and who whimpers that homosexuals will be "deeply offended" by the research. Yells Ms. Navratilova:

How can it be that in the year 2006 a major university would host such homophobic and cruel experiments?

In a culture that glorifies disease, curing illness so that animals can reproduce is actually seen as cruel. We are quickly reaching the last extremes of depravity.

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A sheep demands its homosexual rights.



Muslims Set Fire to 400 Cars in France

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:45 AM

An article in Mercury notes that "vandals" torched about 400 cars in France last night.

The story is about how France's exploding Muslim population exploits every possible excuse to wreak havoc. Yet no direct reference to Muslims, Islam, Arabs, etc. appears in the article. Even the word "youth" is used only once, as readers by now realize that it is Dhimmian for "Muslim."

The last paragraph sneaks it into the record that no, normal French people have not suddenly succumbed to mass psychosis:

Setting cars on fire has become a regular event in France during New Year's Eve celebrations, especially in the deprived suburbs that ring many cities.

The denizens of the "deprived suburbs" are of course Muslims who come to France to live off welfare, riot incessantly, and be fawned over by the bleeding heart moonbats who constitute the media.

Major media outlets have been ignoring the story. They don't seem to think the death of France is worth covering. Or maybe they just don't know how to cover it without actually admitting what's happening.

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"Youths" will be "youths."