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May 31, 2007

Murtha Boondoggle

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:03 PM

Not even CNN can fail to notice that Abscam Jack Murtha is one sleazy SOB:

Hat tip: The Jawa Report.

NPR Rewrites Kyoto History

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:44 PM

Your tax dollar is hard at work at NPR, rewriting history to suit the liberal storyline. Look how bad old Republican Bush nixed the Kyoto Protocol:

The protocol, which expires in 2012, was never submitted to Congress for ratification. President Bush objected to it because it exempts China and India, two of the world's fastest-growing economies, from the tough standards.

Actually, it was the Senate that killed Kyoto — four years before W took office. With characteristic disregard for the country's well-being, Clinton gave in to Al Gore's nagging and signed Kyoto in 1997. The accord would have spelled doom for the American economy, so the Senate passed a resolution 95-0 stating plainly that it would not ratify this suicide pact, which is why it was not submitted to Congress. Even committed leftists like Ted Kennedy and Barbara Boxer voted against Kyoto.

AP has spun the same false history of the Kyoto Protocol. But at least they didn't do it on the taxpayer's dime.

Converting your money into alternate history.

Hat tip: Captain's Quarters.

Ventanillas de Enfermedad

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:01 PM

The invasion and colonization of American territory by Mexicans who cross our border illegally is not entirely spontaneous. It has been systematically aided and abetted by the Mexican government — and by our own.

The latest outrage is a program called Ventanillas de Salud, by which Mexican consulates are seeing to it that illegal aliens know they have access to free American healthcare — free for them that is; we pick up the tab.

Observes Ira Mehlman of Federation for American Immigration Reform:

The county [Los Angeles County] is broke, they are cutting back on services, they are closing emergency rooms, yet they are dreaming up new ways to provide benefits to illegal aliens. It's lunacy.

Lunacy — the word sums up our own government's appalling collusion in our country's invasion, occupation, and exploitation nicely. Astoundingly, federal law requires state Medicaid programs to cover illegal aliens. The treasonous fools running our country do everything but send out engraved invitations to invade.

Illegal immigrants already cost Medi-Cal (i.e., California taxpayers) over $1.1 billion last year. That's not a typo: BILLION. But you can expect the number to skyrocket, unless by some miracle we can establish a government capable of grasping that its primary responsibility is to protect America from foreign attack.

Our future, via Flopping Aces.

On a tip from Byron.

Money Talks

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:05 PM

Money talks, but is the Republican Party listening?

The RNC has axed all 65 of its telephone solicitors, effective immediately — possibly because small donor contributions are down 40%.

It seems no one wants to give money in light of the amnesty crime being perpetrated against our country with the complicity of turncoat Jon Kyl and enthusiastic support of RINOs Lettuce McCain and GWB. One terminated RNC employee reports that potential donors in all 50 states are angry,

and for 99 percent of them immigration is the No. 1 issue.

The RNC denies there has been a decline in contributions. But then, the Republican establishment has also been denying that the party will disintegrate if it doesn't take a stand against the illegal alien invasion.

As the 2006 elections should have made clear, the Republican Party is in trouble, largely due to W's refusal to govern responsibly regarding spending and the border. Firing phone solicitors isn't going to fix it.


Hat tip: Jack Patriot.

"An Astounding, Staggering Tax Increase"

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:38 PM

If Americans are actually foolish enough to elect Hillary Clinton President, we won't be able to say Rudy Giuliani didn't warn us of the consequences. A recent Chavezesque speech — in which Shrillary shrieked about the return of "robber barons" (presumably referring to the visionary capitalists who built this country) and ominously promised to provide "shared prosperity" by looting anyone who makes a decent living — inspired Rudy to comment on her plans to jack up taxes by killing W's tax cuts:

This would be an astounding, staggering tax increase. […] It would hurt our economy. It would hurt this area [Silicon Valley] dramatically. That kind of tax increase would see a decline in your venture capital. It would see a decline in your ability to focus on new technology.

Turning Shrillary's alarming socialist rhetoric on its head, America's Mayor went on:

Mrs. Clinton, when she was in San Francisco a few years ago, was quoted as saying about the tax cuts, "We're going to have to take more from you to give it to the common good." My philosophy is to give you a little more back for the common good.

For good measure, he also laid into Osama Obama's vague plans to destroy our healthcare system and replace it with socialized medicine, to be paid for with loot expropriated from "the wealthy."

Authoritarians, looters, fools. That's three strikes on the Dems.

On a tip from Byron.

NASA Scientist Denounces "Arrogant" Global Warming Hoax

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:38 PM

NASA administrator Michael Griffin has joined the long and growing list of scientists brave enough to risk the political and economic consequences of refusing to drink the global warming Kool-Aid. NPR was in for a jolt when it asked Griffin if he is concerned about global warming and got this response:

I have no doubt that a trend of global warming exists. I am not sure that it is fair to say that it is a problem we must wrestle with.
To assume that it is a problem is to assume that the state of Earth's climate today is the optimal climate, the best climate that we could have or ever have had and that we need to take steps to make sure that it doesn't change. I guess I would ask which human beings — where and when — are to be accorded the privilege of deciding that this particular climate that we have right here today, right now is the best climate for all other human beings. I think that's a rather arrogant position for people to take.

Creepy fellow NASA scientist James Hansen — who was prominently featured in Al Gore's pseudo-scientific propaganda film A Convenient Lie, and has been making a fortune by politically exploiting the global warming hoax — once again could only sputter in incoherent rage:

It's unbelievable. I thought he had been misquoted. It's so unbelievable.

Sorry Hansen. Too many people are wise. The jig is up for the anthropogenic climate change swindle.

Hansen still says we're doomed.

Tax Breaks For Moonbats

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:22 AM

Ingrid Newkirk, founder of PETA and speaker of the immortal words "A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy," wants Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to extend to vegetarians the tax breaks you can now get for driving around in an overpriced hybrid. Her justification? Eating rabbit food instead of proper meals helps fight the imaginary global warming menace.

Newkirk cites a University of Chicago report finding that a vegetarian diet would do more to counter global warming than switching from a normal American car to a Prius. No doubt it wouldn't do any less. But then, neither would standing on your head while reciting French poetry. By the way, a Hummer causes less damage to the environment than a Prius.

Newkirk: "A chicken is a boy is a rat is a… I wanna tax break."

On a tip from V the K.

Amnesty International Undermines Human Rights

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:45 AM

Amnesty International, the tasteless joke once known as the world's preeminent human rights organization, is still taking moral equivalency, hatred of Western Civilization, and what Andrew Bolt calls "anti-racist racism" to new extremes of depravity.

Last week secretary-general Irene Khan released AI's 2007 report, in which she listed four leaders who gravely threaten human rights. First was John Howard, for not allowing his country to be overrun by Third-World immigrants to the point of turning Australia itself into a Third-World country. Second was George Bush, for defending the USA from Islamic terrorists. By contrast, numbers three and four actually belong on the list: Omar al-Bashir of Sudan (the Islamist responsible for genocide in Darfur) and Robert Mugabe (the communist responsible for reducing Zimbabwe to an economic basket case).

Bolt explains how two democratic leaders belong on the same list as a pair of genocidal maniacs:

Two whites were "balanced" by two dark-skins. Two Westerners by two Third-Worlders. Two Christians by a Muslim and an old Communist. What could be fairer?

In another example of this depraved "balance," Khan squeals:

The politics of fear has been made more complex by the emergence of armed groups and big business that commit or condone human rights abuses.

That is, al-Qaeda is bad, but then so is Coca-Cola.

Here she tries to whip out her moral equivalence once again, but veers off into total insanity:

If unregulated migration is the fear of the rich, then unbridled capitalism, driven by globalization, is the fear of the poor.

Okay, the demographic conquest by the Third World of the West is comparable to making a profit by creating wealth. That probably makes sense to a liberal. But if the poor fear capitalism, why are they invading the capitalist West by the millions? Even lunatic extremists should impose some semblance of internal logic on their ravings.

When liberal fools characterize the mild interrogation tactics at Club Gitmo as torture, while ignoring the actual torture carried out by al-Qaeda, they enable real torturers. Similarly, kooks like Khan undermine their own alleged cause by muddling horrific abuses with the legitimate self-defense measures of the democracies that are solely responsible for upholding human rights.

If Khan really had any interest in promoting human rights, the most effective course of action would be for her to shut up and go away.

Irene Khan, enemy of human rights.

Church Organist, Choir Director, Sex Toy Saleswoman

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:35 AM

Linette Servais, 50, lost her position as organist and choir director at St. Joseph Catholic Parish in New Franken, Wisconsin, when she refused to stop selling sex toys at the X-rated equivalents of Tupperware parties.

Like most everyone nowadays, Servais is a victim. She only started selling "marital aids" for the company Pure Romance after a brain tumor left her "sexually dysfunctional." She says that sleazy doohickeys empower women and help them strengthen their marriages, proudly asserting:

I feel that Pure Romance is my ministry.

But she can't have her ministry and also be the choir director and organist. She might want to try the Episcopalians or the UMC.

Church ladies consider Tupperware so yesterday.

On a tip from Bill.

May 30, 2007

Al Gore, Brainiac

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:04 PM

It's never easy to tell if Dana Milbank is serious, but he seems to mean it when he suggests in WaPo today that Al Gore is too smart to be President of a dumb country like America:

Imagine the Iowa hog farmer cracking open "Assault on Reason," and meeting Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Paine, John Kenneth Galbraith, Walter Lippmann, Johannes Gutenberg, John Stuart Mill, Thomas Jefferson and Marshall McLuhan — all before finishing the introduction.

Or maybe Milbank is just making fun of the Goracle's intellectual pretentiousness and the fawning idiocy of his servile fans. One is described as wearing a t-shirt depicting W as the "Worst President Ever" and quoted as slobbering,

I want the smartest guy around to be president. [… But] how do you convince people it's okay to feel inferior to their leaders?

A little background on Gore's intellectual achievements:

Gore's undergraduate transcript from Harvard is riddled with C's, including a C-minus in introductory economics, a D in one science course, and a C-plus in another. "In his sophomore year at Harvard," the Post reported, "Gore's grades were lower than any semester recorded on Bush's transcript from Yale." Moreover, Gore's graduate school record — consistently glossed over by the press — is nothing short of shameful. In 1971, Gore enrolled in Vanderbilt Divinity School where, according to Bill Turque, author of "Inventing Al Gore," he received F's in five of the eight classes he took over the course of three semesters. Not surprisingly, Gore did not receive a degree from the divinity school. Nor did Gore graduate from Vanderbilt Law School, where he enrolled for a brief time and received his fair share of C's. (Bush went on to earn an MBA from Harvard).

Historical name-dropping and $5 words dug out of a thesaurus do not make Gore intelligent — though he is certainly smarter than those he has suckered with the global warming hoax.

Al Gore, genius.

Hat tip: Blogmeister USA.

Loco Ono Eats a Dog

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:59 AM

Yoko's screws still need tightening.

Yoko Ono, useless moonbat and widow of John "Imagine" Lenin Lennon, has taken a righteous stand against fox hunting by eating a dog.

On the menu was a cute Corgi minced with apple and onion. Loco didn't eat much before looking "a bit strange," according to fellow moonbat Mark McGowan, who once ate a swan in protest against the British monarchy.

By now Loco should qualify for a moonbat lifetime achievement award.

Hat tip: BelchSpeak.

Crazy As a Loon

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:29 AM

Moonbats have chosen the emblematic loon as an excuse to weaken the US economy and increase our dependence on enemies for our energy supply by preventing drilling in Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve.

A petition seeking Endangered Species Act protection for yellow-billed loons has been accepted by the irresponsible bureauweenies at the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Since some obscure bird takes priority over the interests of human beings in our insane system, all the ecokooks have to prove is that drilling might decrease the loons' numbers, and up go oil prices (and Middle Eastern terrorist revenues) — even though only a minority of the birds breed in Alaska.

The National Petroleum Reserve that would be sacrificed to the yellow-billed loon was set up by President Warren Harding in 1923, back when the essential needs of humans came before the convenience of loons and caribou.

According to Brendan Cummings of the Center for Biological Diversity, yellow-billed loons are also threatened by global warming, so look for enterprising moonbats to sue automakers on its behalf.

At least when liberals finally succeed at destroying America, whoever ends up with Alaska (probably the communist Chinese) will allow themselves to get the oil out so people can use it.

One of these is worth who knows how many humans.

John Conyers Still Wants to Impeach

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:34 AM

Thanks to our national sanity lapse last November, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is the corrupt and pro-terrorist buffoon John Conyers, who continues to squawk about seizing the White House by force, instead of just waiting for the next election as is the tradition in democracies.

On impeachment of both the President and Vice President, putting the botoxed Bolshevik Nancy Pelosi in charge of the Executive Branch:

I've been supportive of that movement. I encourage that nationwide.

If they wanted to impeach Bush for neglecting fundamental duties by refusing to defend the border, they would have a very strong case. But the grounds for impeachment would be going to war in Iraq.

Since the majority of Congressmen and Senators voted to authorize the war, we would presumably have to impeach them too.

Conyers' impeachment plans may be going nowhere nationally, but in the Third-World hellhole that elected him, an impeachment resolution sponsored by his wife passed the Detroit City Council unanimously.

Conyers and colleague.

Kindergartners Would Do Better on Illegal Immigration

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:05 AM

As Rep. Steve King (R-IA) notes, a kindergartner could see that the illegal amnesty for aliens being shoved down our throats by Bush, McCain, Kennedy, et al. is flat out wrong:

Kindergarten teachers know the chaos that ensues if their charges don't wait their turn and line up in an orderly manner. If an aggressive child barges ahead of the rest to grab a treat, good teachers immediately send them to the back of the line.
If not, the entire classroom erupts with charges of, "That's not fair!" […]
Who would respect a teacher who claimed to have rules but rewarded the rule-breakers? The classroom environment would deteriorate into anarchy. The same is true when it comes to immigration policy.
The Senate amnesty proposal amounts to letting every line-cutter walk away with his cupcake. Even a kindergartner can understand the injustice of the Senate amnesty bill. No amount of political spin could convince them because, "That's not fair!"

But fairness isn't a priority for Bush or the Senate:

Over the next few weeks, the beneficiaries of cheap votes and cheap labor will raise their voices to a crescendo. The message will climax in an all-out effort to convince you that America can suspend the rule of law without descending into Third World status. Proponents will offer alternative definitions for everyday English words like amnesty and justice.
The Senate amnesty bill must be stopped. If we hope to preserve the firm foundation of law and order that has produced the most successful nation in the history of the world, we must enforce the law. It is a concept so simple, 6-year-olds could teach it.

If 6-year-olds were running the country, they might at least attempt to fulfill the government's most primary responsibility: providing for the common defense against foreign invasion.

Steve King supporting the noble efforts of the Minutemen.

Hollyweird Ken Doll Calls Kettle Black

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:26 AM

Plastic pretty-boy Ben Affleck, who compensates for his conspicuous lack of acting ability by shouting standard Tinseltown-issue moonbattery, has provided another amusing example of the Left's habit of projection by condemning Mitt Romney because "he's all clean-cut and he looks like a Ken doll."

Affleck made his foolish comment on the gut-wrenchingly vile Real Time With Bill Maher. Then, taking a clue from Mother Moonbat, he turned his low-caliber guns on his own Democrat Party for finally agreeing to fund our troops as they fight al-Qaeda and other Islamic terrorists in Iraq.

These (bleeping) people. This is the (bleeping) problem with that. Democrats live in fear of basically being called cowards.

In an earlier generation, actors were over there fighting the enemy. Now we have garbage like Affleck, using gutter language to snipe at his own country from the safety of the sidelines. But he would make a handsome Ken doll.

Now free when you buy the Malibu Barbie ValuePak.

May 29, 2007

Venezuelans Scramble to Escape Socialist Utopia

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:38 PM

Not all Venezuelans are waiting for Hugo Chavez to finish suffocating his country's last remnants of freedom. From The Times:

At the US Embassy, citizenship claims and visa enquiries have doubled since January. A Canadian job fair, with a capacity of 500, was swamped by a crowd of 1,500. Every morning snaking queues form outside the embassies of Australia, Spain and Portugal to inquire about emigration there.

Agrochemical engineer Maria Conquita Rodriguez, never active in the opposition, nonetheless is getting spooked:

He [Chavez] is becoming more and more extreme and everything that he says becomes a law. We are looking at a dictatorship. You realize you have to have your papers in order in case you have to leave.

Some find themselves unemployable after having signed La Lista, a petition calling for a referendum on removing Chavez in 2002. La Lista was posted on the Internet, making anyone who signed it persona non grata. Says law student Andrea Teran:

I want to work in the Supreme Court but it's always the first question: did you sign the list? You can't get a government job if you signed, and the way nationalization is going, soon all the jobs will be with the Government.

That's the whole point of socialism: to make everyone totally dependent on the government, so that no one dares think about liberty. Even now Chavez has his supporters among the poor, who appreciate all the freebies he gives them, paid for by the wealth he's expropriated.

Of course, the freebies aren't really free. The poor pay for them with their freedom, their dignity, and their souls. Anyone with any wealth, skills, or initiative will escape or be robbed blind by the government, until the entire population consists of soulless peasants sucking on the teat of Chavez's evil kleptocracy.

Fortunately there are still free countries to which Venezuelans can escape. There won't always be, if moonbats have their way.

The face of unadulterated evil.

Hat tip: Rantburg.

Ward Churchill May Finally Get Canned

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:57 PM

Years after it came to light that Colorado University ethnic studies professor Ward Churchill has habitually indulged in fraud and plagiarism in addition to hyperbolic anti-American rhetoric, CU President Hank Brown has recommended that he be fired.

Churchill was made chairman of the ethnic studies department despite having no academic qualifications on the strength of his claim to be an Indian, which turns out not to be true. His scholarship consists of plagiarism and lies defaming the USA.

No doubt Mental Ward would have been shown the door as soon as this became public knowledge, if not for the accomplishment that made him famous: proving himself vile enough to denounce those who perished at the World Trade Center on 9/11 as "Little Eichmanns" who deserved to die. Now any attempt to discipline him for plagiarism and fraud is met with liberal screeching about silencing dissent.

But as Brown has finally gathered the courage to announce:

The university cannot disregard allegations of serious research misconduct simply because the allegations were made against a professor whose comments have attracted a high degree of public attention.

Since Churchill has tenure, Brown still has to go through a bureaucratic labyrinth to get rid of him. Too bad no one has heard him say "nappy-headed"; he'd be out on his ear in a week.

Like a true leftist parasite, Churchill says he will sue when they finally fire him.

The face of modern academia.

Hat tip: Pirate Ballerina.

Worth 2,000 Words

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:49 PM

Like they say, a picture's worth 1,000 words. Via Blue Star Chronicles, here are a couple taken after a terrorist bomb went off in Iraq yesterday:



Now why would a child seek protection by hiding behind an American soldier? Rep. John Murtha says our troops are cold-blooded killers. Senator John Kerry says they burst "into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children."

Kids on the streets of Iraq know who the good guys are. Unfortunately, American voters sometimes don't. Consequently the good guys no longer hold Congress, so the kid in the pictures may soon be on his own.

India Rejects Global Warming Hoax

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:08 PM

Kudos to India, which rejects climate change hysteria in favor of lifting its people out of poverty.

India has nixed proposals to limit "greenhouse gas" emissions, evidently aware that while the agony of poverty is most definitely real, the global warming hoax is not. Says environment ministry secretary Pradipto Ghosh:

Legally mandated measures for reducing greenhouse gas emissions are likely to have significant adverse impacts on GDP growth of developing countries, including India. This in turn will have serious implications for our poverty alleviation programs.

Although this apparently hasn't occurred to many Western environmentalists, most people would rather have food in their bellies than starve.

Meanwhile, Germany demands that the worldwide temperature increase be limited to 2°C over the next century. The Earth's climate has been fluctuating for 4.5 billion years, but that was before moonbat bureauweenies took jurisdiction over it.

Even liberals might admit that emissions caps will have no effect if the biggest emitters — the USA, China, India, Brazil — are too sensible to drink the Kool-Aid. But then, the caps wouldn't have any perceptible effect anyway, except to lower our standard of living and increase the power of bureaucrats.

Indians don't want to live like this, environmentalist ideology be damned.

Hat tip: NewsBusters.

Releasing Terrorists

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:20 AM

Don't hold your breath waiting for this to be mentioned on the evening news:

The Jerusalem Public Prosecutor has issued an indictment of Nadwa Dirbas, a young Arab woman, resident in east Jerusalem. She has been accused of having tried, on leaving prison, to push her sister to carry out a suicide attack. When her sister refused, she tried to bring suicide terrorists into Israel, using her own Israeli ID card. Her plans were foiled by the Israeli security services who arrested her.

I wonder what Ms. Dirbas was doing in prison in the first place, if not cooling her heels on terrorism charges. Letting a terrorist loose in society is like letting a rattlesnake loose in a nursery school. But what can you do? In Israel, the death penalty is only allowed for Nazis. Apparently the bureaucrats there exist in a time warp in which Nazis are still a threat, but Muslim terrorists aren't.

Via Something… and Half of Something, here are some Jews murdered by terrorists who had been released from Israeli prisons:


When it comes to terrorism, the death penalty isn't just justice — it's self-preservation.

Venezuela Still Putting Up a Fight

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:57 AM

Protests against Hugo Chavez tightening his totalitarian grip by closing down Venezuela's oldest television station RCTV continue to widen.

Apparently not everyone agrees with Danny Glover than Venezuela should be reduced to a hand-to-mouth socialist police state to gratify Chavez's lust for ultimate power. Police have been using tear gas and rubber bullets, suggesting that Chavez still feels himself too vulnerable to resort to the traditional communist tools for stifling public dissent, machine guns and tanks.

Nonetheless, he continues to tighten his grip, gradually strangling freedom in Venezuela like a boa constrictor slowly squeezing the life from its prey. The last remaining television station willing to challenge Chavez, Globovision, has been charged with encouraging the assassination of Chavez by airing footage of the 1981 attempt on the life of Pope John Paul II.

As for RCTV, it has been replaced with TVes, Chavez's answer to PBS, a state-backed socialist station.

For now it is still possible to speak out in Venezuela without being dragged in front of a firing squad, as has happened to so many in Cuba. Baltasar Porras Cardoso, Archbishop of Merida, aptly compared Chavez to Hitler, Mussolini, and Chavez's friend and role model Fidel Castro.

RCTV's former owner Marcel Granier noted that Chavez is driven by "a megalomaniacal desire to establish a totalitarian dictatorship."

If he succeeds, voices of protest will soon be silenced, as property continues to be confiscated by the state, leaving Venezuela to sink into the poverty and hopelessness of socialism.

In related news, Hillary Clinton denounced our "ownership society" as really being an "on your own" society. Displaying her contempt for economic freedom, Shrillary screeched:

Fairness doesn't just happen. It requires the right government policies.

Actually, under capitalism fairness does just happen, just as goods and services are distributed to where they are most needed like water automatically seeking its level, without any need for authoritarian bureaucracy. But this only occurs if we have the character to stop leftists from preventing it.

Castro wanted to be Stalin. Chavez wants to be Castro. Shrillary wants to be Chavez.

"Drew Phoenix," Sex Change Minister

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:43 AM

Even the increasingly decadent United Methodist Church still has a ban on actively gay clergy, in acknowledgment of the Bible's repeated condemnation of homosexual perversion. But a loophole has been discovered: just get a sex change!

Minister Ann Gordon has been reappointed to lead his/her Baltimore congregation, after undergoing a sex change operation and becoming "Drew Phoenix." Rev. Phoenix will guide his/her flock along the thorny path to surgically deformed polysexual enlightenment, or as he/she puts it:

It is my intention and hope that by sharing my story that we commit ourselves as Christians and as United Methodists to become educated about the complexity of gender.

So much for 1 Timothy 3.

Will Dr. Frank N. Furter resurface as a Methodist minister?

On tips from V the K and David.

Moonbats Desecrate Veterans' Graves

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:57 AM

Moonbats acknowledged this past Memorial Day weekend as you might expect — by desecrating the memories of soldiers who died to defend their freedom.

On Sunday, in a cemetery on Orcas Island, Washington, enlightened progressives gathered up the flags honoring veterans' graves, threw them in a pile, and set them on fire. After patriots from the American Legion replaced the flags, the vandals snuck back yesterday and replaced them with hand-drawn swastika flags.

This is the thanks moonbats offer to those who lay down their lives. Given this underlying hostility from the Left, it should come as no surprise that Congressional Dems and the liberal MSM have been working assiduously to cause our troops' defeat in Iraq.

Let me guess: dissent is patriotic.

Hat tip: LGF, on a tip from White Cane.


More of the same in the Philly area.

May 28, 2007

Swedish Prisoners: Bikinis Are a Human Right

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:37 PM

Female prisoners are demanding their "human right" to wear bikinis so they can get a good tan while they serve time in a Swedish jail.

Sex discrimination is involved, since men can get a tan just by taking their shirts off, whereas women have to sunbathe in shorts and a sports top, which they consider unacceptable.

Whined one prisoner:

We are treated differently because we are in an institution and we are discriminated against because of our gender.

Good thing the convicts aren't Muslims, or Jimmy Carter would accuse the jail of torture and John McCain would promise to close it down.

At last a "human rights" demand makes sense.

On a tip from The Panday.

Antiwar Moonbats to Crash July 4 Parade in the Hamptons

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:44 PM

Not everyone honors or even ignores this great country on patriotic holidays like Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. Some take these occasions to protest against it.

Thanks to a judge's ruling and the assistance of the New York Civil Liberties Union, moonbat antiwar activists will thumb their nose at America by marching in the Southampton Village Fourth of July parade.

Village officials argued in vain that political signs are not allowed in the parade. No doubt the courts will allow that rule to be upheld if any pro-American slogans turn up.

How progressives would like July 4 parades to look, via Zombietime.

On a tip from Bob.

American Legion Hat Forbidden

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:26 PM

Proud of his service in the Navy and to be an American, Georgia bus driver Gary Rolley honored Veterans Day a little early by wearing his American Legion hat to work on Friday, since he has the day off today. Unfortunately, his bosses at the Gwinnett County Transit Authority were having none of it.

Santa hats are still allowed at Christmastime, but Rolley's patriotic hat apparently crosses the line. After one supervisor told him he couldn't wear it, another checked up on him by radio.

Rolley ended up driving back to headquarters and announcing that he was taking the day off because he was sick to his stomach. Moonbattery can have that effect on you.

Gary Rolley in his forbidden hat.

On tips from Planet Rock and NudeGayWhalesForJesus.

Hippy Stains Haven't Washed Out

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:32 AM

Their appalling legacy lives on.

The hideous pustule on the face of Western history known as the 1960s has left a scar that still won't heal, according to a recent survey evaluating the lasting influence among the British of the vermin called hippies. Some of the findings:

  • One in ten had taken part in an anti-war (i.e., pro-surrender) demonstration.
  • Over one in three thinks there is never a reason to fight a war.
  • 82% believe in saving the planet (i.e., from humans).
  • Almost half would consider trying to produce their own food.
  • 43% claimed they would live solely with alternative (i.e., politically correct but grossly inefficient) energy sources.
  • Two thirds think sex before marriage is a good idea.
  • One in ten would have multiple sexual partners.
  • A quarter believe in astrology.
  • One in five men would wear their hair long.
  • Almost half enjoy going around barefoot.

The persistence of the hippy creed of sloth, degeneracy, shiftlessness, self-indulgence, irresponsibility, poor hygiene, disloyalty, immorality, childishness, and all around vileness does a lot to explain the current prevalence of moonbattery.


On a tip from V the K.

Venezuelans Protest Tightening of Chavez's Totalitarian Grip

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:38 AM

Not everyone is as happy to see Venezuela degenerate into a socialist police state as certain Democrat politicians. This weekend tens of thousands took to the streets in Caracas to protest the closing of Venezuela's most popular television station, RCTV, for not falling in line with Hugo Chavez's thuggish left-wing regime.

On Friday the order came down for the military to seize control of the RCTV's installations and equipment. After 53 years on the air, its license is not being renewed for explicitly political reasons.

Meanwhile Chavez's goons spray-painted the headquarters of Globovision, the last Venezuelan station that is still offering resistance to Chavez. It won't be around for long.

But it's not as if Venezuela is a dictatorship. Chavez was democratically elected. Just ask Jimmy Carter.

Venezuelans are still putting up resistance.

On a tip from Jeff.

Grievance-Seeking Indians Mad at Martha Stewart

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:05 AM

Martha Stewart is so fond of her home in Katonah, New York that she has named a line of furniture after the Westchester hamlet. Inspired by her 1925 farmhouse and stable, the Katonah Collection is available at Macy's. The problem is, Katonah is named after a 17th-century Indian, Chief Katonah, who migrated into the area from New Jersey and is said to be buried somewhere in the town. Modern day Indians consider this excuse enough to be noisily aggrieved.

Whines Steven Burton, member of the Deer Clan Council of the Ramapough Lenape Nation:

Martha Stewart is only using the name to make money. I just don't think he (Katonah) should be exploited that way.

No one alleges that Stewart means any disrespect. But if Indians waited for someone to show them disrespect, they would never have a chance to be indignant. Some are so desperate for something to be offended about that they will even make a fuss when they are honored by having sports teams named after them.

One day all references to anything Indian will be banned in the interests of political correctness, and Indians will vanish from American culture. When they file lawsuits complaining that no sports teams or furniture lines are named after them, people will shrug and ask, "Indians? What are Indians?"

Now it's Indians after Martha Stewart's scalp.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Google on Memorial Day

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:15 AM

Nice to see Google finally acknowledged Memorial Day and the supreme sacrifice so many American soldiers have made to defend their right to wallow in their corporate culture of childish moonbattery:


Just kidding. This design is by Jetpacks. Google doesn't run a special logo for Memorial Day, which just doesn't rank up there with holidays they do mark, like Persian New Year and Percival Lowell's birthday.

The official explanation is, they don't want to be "lighthearted." Of course, lightheartedness doesn't stop them from honoring the Zeus of their religion, MLK:


The "Don't Be Evil" folks at Google don't acknowledge Veterans Day or September 11 either.

On a tip from Dave.

Rachel Carson Tribute Nixed

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:37 AM

Kudos to Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), for putting the kibosh on a highly inappropriate tribute to envirokook Rachel Carson, whose diatribe Silent Spring resulted in the death by malaria of millions of people.

DDT, acknowledged even by the World Health Organization as the most beneficial substance ever devised, was the ultimate weapon against humanity's number one enemy after moonbattery, the mosquito. By killing off the mosquitoes that spread the disease, malaria was at last brought under control. In 1970, the National Academy of Sciences estimated that DDT had prevented 500 million deaths.

But then Carson wrote her book, which is now widely regarded as the inspiration for the cancer known as the modern environmental movement. She claimed DDT was bad for birds and even people. Bans followed, and to this day sanctimonious bureauweenies lean on Africa not to save its own people by using the precious chemical.

A moonbat's moonbat, Carson believed humans should submit to the wilderness:

The "control of nature" is a phrase conceived in arrogance born of the Neanderthal age of biology and philosophy, when it was supposed that nature exists for the convenience of man.

Her shrill claims that DDT was making robins go extinct were demonstrably false. As for DDT being harmful to humans, entomologist J. Gordon Edwards ridiculed the notion by eating a spoonful of it to introduce lectures on the subject.

Ironically, environmental extremists now claim that if we don't do their bidding, it will result in the spread of malaria. The link they attempt to draw between global warming and malaria is laughable. But the link between banning DDT and the rise in deaths by malaria is undeniable.

Rachel Carson, envirokook do-gooder responsible for the deaths of millions.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Memorial Day

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:13 AM

Here's hoping that today and every day, we can rise above the moonbattery and be worthy of those who have sacrificed on our behalf.

Compliments of Bergbikr, via

May 27, 2007

Dim-Witted Gas Station Owner Sticks It to Big Oil

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:56 PM

Despite the thin profit margin oil companies make in the risky business of providing us with the gasoline we need to survive, moonbats choose to blame rising oil prices not on government taxes, not on extravagantly expensive environmental regulations, not on boutique blends mandated by various states for various times of the year, not on the red tape that prevents the expansion of refining capacity, not on Dems who pander to envirokooks by refusing to allow drilling in places like the ANWR wasteland, not on Middle Eastern turmoil, not on Hugo Chavez's disastrous nationalization policies, not on shrinking supply, not on rising demand, but on the very people least to blame — the oil companies themselves.

Utterly illogical one-day boycotts have been called to teach oil companies a lesson. This has been so effective at increasing the supply of oil and thereby lowering the price that Wisconsin gas station owner Harvey Pollack is trying the same tactic.

Pollack estimates that shutting his pumps down for 24 hours will cost him $1,500. Since there are plenty of other stations around to pick up the slack, the cost to oil companies will be zero. Moonbats applauded Pollack for "making a statement."

Some people are so stupid, they don't deserve gasoline.

On a tip from MoleOnABull.

Westchester Police Sued For Escorting Drunken Caveman Out of Town

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:54 PM

One of the countless unpleasant consequences of our government's unacceptable refusal to defend the border is that the woods of Westchester County, just north of New York City, are thoroughly infested with drunken Guatemalans who keep turning up dead. The cost to society has already been substantial, considering their public drunkenness, intrusive Stone Age lifestyle, and extravagant medical expenses. Now Mount Kisco, Bedford, and police officer George Bubaris are being sued for dumping one of these troublemaking alcoholic illegal alien cavemen out of town.

The caveman in question — Rene Perez — had been indulging in the usual disorderly conduct in a Bedford department store. A few hours later he called 911 from a laundry in Mount Kisco, requesting free medical care because he had a bellyache, though video showed him eating Chinese food and exhibiting no sign of pain. Later he was found back in Bedford, dead.

The suit claims Bedford and Mount Kisco police were dumping him back and forth just to be racist, and that this cost Perez his life. Apparently political correctness requires police to watch passively as illegal alien derelicts stagger around drunk, turning Westchester into a Third World country.

Adding to the hassle, zillionaire Hispanic activist and irredeemable lowlife Fernando Mateo wants the deaths of other Guatemalan derelicts reinvestigated. Although some of them literally drank themselves to death (e.g., choking on their own vomit), a few were apparently killed, most likely a result of beating each other over the head with rocks in arguments over who pays for the next bottle of cheap vodka.

As absurd as the whole incident sounds, the police involved could find themselves in serious trouble just for trying to keep the peace. Too bad the federal government can't be bothered to spend a few of the trillions of dollars it sucks out of our veins every year on defending the border, so that local police throughout the country aren't forced to deal with hordes of invading primitives.

fernando-mateo.jpg   Fernando Mateo, Hispanic Al Sharpton wannabe.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Jimmy Carter, Worst President in History

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:45 AM

In light of Jimmy Carter's recent juvenile assertion that our current president is the worst in our history, Investor's Business Daily reminds us just how badly Carter had to screw up to be the one who actually deserves that appellation.

Carter's missteps and shortcomings are too numerous even to summarize, so let's focus on the single worst: his midwifery of the Islamic Republican of Iran and the Muslim terror that has subsequently spread across the world.

Iran used to be a bulwark against communist expansion, and Shah Reza Pahlavi a crucial American ally. But being a liberal, Carter instinctively betrays our friends, just as Pelousy et al. are doing now with Alvaro Uribe in Colombia.

As with Uribe, Pahlavi was accused of human rights violations. Carter — who asserts that the pampered guests at Club Gitmo are being tortured — claimed that Pahlavi was torturing 3,000 political prisoners (mainly Soviet agents and their collaborators).

When Carter withdrew American support from the Shah during his hour of need, his government fell, and one of our most valuable friends was replaced by our bitterest enemy. Once the Ayatollah Khomeini had taken control, the 3,000 communists Carter had been whimpering over were promptly shot, along with 20,000 pro-Western Iranians. Khomeini executed more people in his first year in power than the Shah had been alleged to have killed in the last quarter century. So much for human rights, as if leftists like Carter had any genuine interest in them anyway.

Then Khomeini's thugs — who included current Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad — invaded sovereign US territory and took everyone at our embassy hostage. Americans remained in custody for 444 days, until the blessed day Ronald Reagan was sworn in, ending the bleak and humiliating Carter era.

We were 154 days into the crisis before Carter even responded to the act of war by breaking off diplomatic relations. When he hinted meekly at an armed response, Khomeini sneered that Jimmy the Dhimmi didn't "have the guts for military action." The closest Carter could come was a botched hostage rescue mission that only compounded the humiliation.

Muslims learned a lesson.

As Khomeini was rewarded with one propaganda coup after another for poking America in the eye, Pahlavi continued to be punished for having been our friend. The humanitarian Carter's response to our old ally's request for asylum was, and I quote, "F*ck the shah."

Muslims learned another lesson.

The establishment of an Islamic terrorist regime in Iran that demonstrated to the world its ability to attack the US with impunity — Carter's main legacy — set in motion disastrous chains of events that include 9/11 and are still playing out.

When Democrat Eugene McCarthy was asked why he voted for Reagan in 1980, he explained that Carter had

quite simply abdicated the whole responsibility of the presidency while in office. He left the nation at the mercy of its enemies at home and abroad. He was quite simply the worst president we ever had.

W could certainly be called a lousy president, for refusing to defend the border, for allowing entitlement spending to go completely out of control, and for conducting the war in Iraq in a half-assed fashion instead of fighting to win. But in comparison with Carter, he comes off looking like George Washington.

Carter_Khomeini_Time_cover.jpg   Khomeini easily got the better of our worst president, and we're not done paying the price.

On a tip from Bergbikr.

May 26, 2007

Global Warming Hoax Versus Recreation

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:23 AM

Enjoy yourself while you can this Memorial Day weekend — because if envirowackos have their way, outdoor recreation won't always be so easy to come by. Here are some highlights from an opening statement by Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) regarding the effects of climate change hysteria on the recreation industry:

The recreation industry's true threats come not from climate change — which has always changed and will always change — but from the so-called global warming 'solutions' being proposed by government policymakers. Misguided efforts to 'solve' global warming threaten to damage the travel and recreation industry. In short, it is a direct threat to America's way of life. If we cannot fly to remote locations, and if few automobiles are capable of pulling boats, jet skies, and campers, and if RVs become a thing of the past as environmentalists would like, then minor climate fluctuations will have little impact on recreation because Americans will not have the means to recreate.

Neurotic guilt — the stock and trade of moonbats — is enough by itself to adversely affect the recreation industry:

The chilling effect of guilt that the climate alarmists are attempting to instill in Americans for owning four wheel drive vehicles, flying in an airplane and enjoying travel is enough to harm the industry. For examples of this promotion of misguided policies and guilt, you need look no further than a proposal in April by the UK-based Institute for Public Policy Research, which called for tobacco-style health warnings on airplanes to warn passengers that the plane flight may be contributing to a global warming crisis. The group proposed posting signs on airplanes which read "flying causes climate change."

Wondering how long until moonbats start crippling the economy with tobacco-style $multizillion lawsuits? They are already laying the groundwork.

As Inhofe notes, the threat to us is not the weather; it is those who would exploit natural phenomena to hype the pernicious global warming cult.

Jim Inhofe, voice of sanity.

On a tip from Bergbikr.

Liberal Elitist Schickel Denounces Bloggers For Being Judgmental Commoners

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:27 AM

If you could use a good laugh, check out Richard Schickel's pompous denunciation of bloggers from atop his crumbling throne at La Times. As far as I can tell, Schickel is completely on the level as he writes:

Let me put this bluntly, in language even a busy blogger can understand: Criticism — and its humble cousin, reviewing — is not a democratic activity. It is, or should be, an elite enterprise, ideally undertaken by individuals who bring something to the party beyond their hasty, instinctive opinions of a book (or any other cultural object). […]

Next we commoners will be using Grey Poupon! Like many liberal elitists who are so full of "nuance" it has turned their eyes brown, Schickel condemns us for being judgmental:

Very often, in the best reviews, opinion is conveyed without a judgmental word being spoken, because the review's highest business is to initiate intelligent dialogue about the work in question, beginning a discussion that, in some cases, will persist down the years, even down the centuries.

But it doesn't take centuries for Schickel to get back to judging us commoners as unfit to form our own opinions, sticking his pointy nose in the air as he sniffs that a lot of reviewing is "hack work," consisting of "spray-painted opinions," "already democratic enough, thanks much" and "more than ready for the guy from car parts" — a dig at a blogger who used to work for a car parts manufacturer.

Soon he is claiming that blogging "doesn't take much time" (I wish) and comparing it to finger-painting. The opinions of those outside the establishment citadel are "mere yammering," and a "democratic literary landscape" is "truly a wasteland, without standards, without maps, without oases of intelligence or delight."

Where elitist snoots see an oasis of intelligence or delight, others see that a horse has been by, and it's time to get out the shovel.

Richard Schickel, shrill snob.

On a tip from Nanc.

May 25, 2007

No More Rosie on "The View"?

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:50 AM

In a striking display of liberal sophistication, barking moonbat Rosie O'Donnell's old friend and chief writer Janette Barber was reportedly escorted out of the building after being caught drawing moustaches on photos of Rosie's conservative adversary Elizabeth Hasselbeck in the studios of "The View."

ABC confirms that the photos were defaced, and that "ABC Legal and Human Resources are investigating the matter."

But ABC denies rumors that Rosie threw a violent tantrum during which she trashed her dressing room after her recent televised blowup with Hasselbeck. Although the erstwhile "Queen of Nice" is officially expected to return to work on Tuesday, it appears likely that she's made an obnoxious fool of herself on "The View" for the last time.

Rumors that Rosie is being held at Club Gitmo are unconfirmed. Via Grouchy Old Cripple.

On tips from Nanc, Wiggins, and V the K.

Ghoulish Breck Girl Exploits Dead Son

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:50 AM

Just how phony — and slimy — is John Edwards? Enough to creep out even John "Botched Joke" Kerry, who in comparison with the Breck Girl is a paragon of integrity.

Famed Democrat consultant Bob Shrum relates that Kerry had qualms about Silky Pony as a running mate and grew "even queasier" after Edwards shared with him a story about climbing onto a slab at the funeral home to hug his son Wade's body, promising the corpse he would do everything he could to make life better for people. The creepy part is that Edwards prefaced the tale by saying he had never told this to anyone else. According to Shrum:

Kerry was stunned, not moved, because, as he told me later, Edwards had recounted the exact story to him, almost in the exact same words, a year or two before — and with the same preface, that he'd never shared the memory with anyone else. Kerry said he found it chilling[…]

Apparently Edwards tells the story so often, he can't remember who he's already told it to.

Ambulance-chaser, presidential candidate, ghoul.

On a tip from V the K.

Father Suing Restaurant For Serving Josh Hancock Drinks

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:55 AM

One of the many perverse symptoms of moonbattery is the tendency to displace blame from whomever clearly warrants it to someone else, then to use that blame as an excuse to lawyer up and go looting.

Mediocre St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Josh Hancock recently got himself killed — and could easily have gotten others killed — by drinking too much, then driving too fast while yapping into a cell phone. Marijuana was found in his vehicle.

Can Hancock be blamed for this behavior? Of course not — precisely because the incident resulted from his own criminally irresponsible recklessness. Consequently his father Dean is suing the restaurant who served him drinks.

The restaurant is owned by Mike Shannon, a longtime Cardinals broadcaster who starred on three World Series teams. Also named in the suit is Eddie's Towing, owner of the truck into which Hancock's drunken son drove his SUV. In case they have any money, Dean Hancock is also suing the guy driving the truck, and the stranded motorist he was trying to help. Others might be added to the suit, possibly including the Cardinals and Major League Baseball, not because they were even conceivably responsible but simply because they have money to be stolen.

If anyone should be sued, it's Hancock's estate. Too bad the greedy Dean Hancock can't be sued for exploiting his son's death and wasting everyone's time. But this sort of farce is to be expected under a tort system apparently designed to enrich unscrupulous John Edwards types and their something-for-nothing lowlife clients.

josh-hancock.jpg   Fortunately Josh Hancock killed only himself.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Sarko Raising France From Tu to Vous

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:22 AM

In a symbolic gesture of what his election could mean for France, President Nicolas Sarkozy is asking French students to show a little respect by using the formal "vous" instead of "tu" when speaking to teachers. Teachers are to use "vous" when speaking to older students.

All this is as it should be, since "tu" is traditionally used only when speaking to relatives, close friends, children, and animals. "Vous" is used to show respect when speaking to anyone else — or at least it was until French culture became so debased by moonbattery that everyone started to regard everyone else as a child or an animal.

It may be too late to save France from the cultural tailspin it's been in for the last 100 years. But hats off to Sarko for trying. It would be great to see similar efforts made over here.

Sarkozy: Show some respect.

On a tip from Byron.

Dems Alienating Vital Ally Colombia

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:31 AM

The USA has bitter enemies in Latin America, namely the regimes of Cuba and Venezuela, but also good friends. Our best is Colombia — but Congressional Dems are souring the relationship.

Colombia has lost 2,658 troops fighting Marxist narcoterrorists, which has been critical in reducing the flow of drugs into the USA. The know-how acquired in this struggle was passed along to American troops fighting to prevent drug cultivation from destabilizing Afghanistan. As Venezuela systematically destroys its oil industry in the name of communism, Colombia has been stepping up to fill the gap, doubling its production on the year. After Katrina, Colombia was the first country on the scene to help, providing swamp and jungle rescue teams.

A particularly good friend and leader is President Alvaro Uribe, who has been winning the war against the narcoterrorists despite the support they now receive from Venezuela, and who in stark contrast with his neighbor Hugo Chavez honors property rights and has cut taxes, eased regulations, and decreased lawlessness on the streets. Consequently Colombia's annual growth rate is a third higher than the Latin American average at a healthy 6.8%.

Democrats will never Uribe for all this.

A free-trade pact, already negotiated, has been shelved by our new Democrat Congress. Ignoring the extraordinary progress that has been made despite the 44-year civil war, Nancy Pelosi screeches about Colombia's human rights record — as if Dems could care less about human rights, so long as they are only violated by regimes hostile to the USA.

As Pelousy essentially nixed the idea of free trade with Colombia, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) pulled the rug out from under Uribe by suspending the $55 million aid we give him to fight off leftist drug lords who very directly threaten American interests.

Uribe has let it be known he doesn't appreciate being treated "like a pariah." There is no reason to expect Colombia to fight drug lords on our behalf if it doesn't even receive decent treatment in return. But then, illegal drugs pouring onto our streets feed social disintegration, which feeds poverty, which broadens the Democrat base, so Pelousy and Leaky Leahy may have less motive than some to want to keep the drugs out.

Meanwhile Pelousy praises hostile Syrian dictator Bashir Assad, and Dems like Rep. Bill Delahunt openly support Colombia's enemy and ours, Hugo Chavez. As for another crucial democratic ally, Iraq — Dems openly assert that if they take the White House, they will feed Iraq to Islamic terrorists.

An America run by the Democrat Party will be the opposite of a Marine — no worse friend, no better enemy.

Dems will never forgive Alvaro Uribe for being such a good friend.

On a tip from Byron.

May 24, 2007

A Convenient Lie Part II

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:41 PM

Apparently calibrating its timing to the 2008 election, Hollywood has begun planning a sequel to Al Gore's sci-fi horror epic An Inconvenient Truth.

More accurately referred to as A Convenient Lie, the movie was so outlandish in its apocalyptic global warming predictions that the Goracle et al. will have their work cut out for them to top it in Part II. Maybe they'll scientifically prove that CO2 causes hemorrhoids to mutate into sentient beings, or that our skin will burst into flame if we don't do penance for being human by lighting votive compact fluorescent bulbs.

Another Oscar for best documentary is assured. But Gore's Tinseltown acolytes might want to be careful. Jimmy Carter's publisher just got in trouble for passing off his propaganda as nonfiction.

Like Jason and Freddy, he keeps coming back.

On a tip from Pat.

Berkeley After Measure G: Totalitarian Envirohell

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:00 PM

Just how far will the currently fashionable envirolunacy go before sanity reasserts itself? No one knows, but Berkeley offers a clue, having overwhelmingly passed Measure G, an absurd initiative mandating an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Now power-drunk bureauweenies are spelling out how this will be achieved.

The "good" news is that inmates of the asylum known as Berkeley will get "free" bus passes. Landlords will be compelled to buy them for tenants. The command-and-control socialists who dictate rent will generously allow the landlords to raise their rates $7 per month to defray the cost.

The bad news is that the militant hippies who run this freak show have successfully exploited the global warming hoax to extend their micromanagement to every last aspect of human existence.

Table scraps are to be composted. Normal light bulbs that don't turn your house into a toxic waste site if they break are banned, as are Wedgewood stoves and gas-powered water heaters. Builders will be allowed to use only recycled and "green" materials — even for small residential projects.

Energy will be created with inefficient solar panels. Property tax hikes will cover the outlandish costs.

Older appliances must be replaced. Insulation and windows must be upgraded. Garages must be equipped with outlets for electric cars. Can't afford it? Too bad.

Bureaucrats will track exactly how many "carbon units" individual citizens generate by keeping tabs on details not even Big Brother would have bothered with — what kind of car you drive, how far you drive it, how much waste you generate, how much energy you consume, etc., etc.

Don't like living under a magnifying glass? That's too bad too. Because it's not as if this escalating lunacy is limited to Berkeley.

redwood-mary.jpg   A Berkeley activist named Redwood Mary holds aloft her polar bear totem at a community event promoting the draconian greenhouse gas plan. Her fellow moonbats are beginning to achieve a level of totalitarian control over our lives that Stalin and Hitler never even imagined.

On a tip from Mike.

Real Torture

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:02 AM

We have been asked to believe that having the AC turned up too high, having to listen Christina Aguilera, underinflated balls in the rec room, etc. qualify as torture because Americans have allegedly inflicted these atrocities to acquire information to protect ourselves from future 9/11s. When no minor inconveniences can be found to blow out of proportion, the media is happy to propagate lies and pass them off as psychological torture, as when Newsweek set off riots by announcing that Club Gitmo attendants were flushing Korans down toilets.

Formerly responsible human rights organizations like Shamnesty International pretend that Americans are at the forefront when it comes to human rights violations. We even have prominent Democrat Senator Dick Durbin comparing our troops to the thugs of Stalin, Hitler, and Pol Pot.

Pretty soon we're going to forget what the word "torture" actually means. Unfortunately, the same al-Qaeda on whose behalf our media and liberal politicians relentlessly propagandize is still there to remind us.

The Smoking Gun has gotten hold of some drawings recovered from an al-Qaeda safe house in Iraq, depicting their own alternatives to playing Christina Aguilera. Those American troops who so remind Senator Durbin of communists and Nazis also seized torture implements including electric drills, whips, wire cutters, pliers, handcuffs, etc. At one al-Qaeda torture chamber, which very possibly did not even have a rec room so the victims could unwind, Coalition forces found some poor guy hanging from the ceiling by a chain.

Here are a couple of the drawings:

al-qaeda-torture-head-in-vice.jpg   al-qaeda-torture-eye-removal.jpg

Some of the recovered torture implements:


A guy Michael Moore's "Minutemen" kidnapped and tortured:


Kind of places some rogue low-level Army reservist putting a pair of panties on a terrorist's head into perspective, doesn't it?

It also helps reminds us of the nature of the enemy to whom Democrats insist we abandon democratic Iraq — an enemy that only a fool wouldn't realize will follow us home.

On a tip from Nanc.

Misery Loves Company

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:01 AM

What is the true point of the endless prohibitions and regulations heaped upon us by nanny state bureaucrats like NYC's Mayor Mike and their PC amen corner, the mainstream media? The global warming hoax and our own health are thin pretexts. Jens Jessen suggests that the real motive could be to make life less pleasant:

Alcohol and tobacco, dogs and fast cars, flights and computer games, television and fast food — everything that is fun, that promises a bit of warmth or distraction and comfort, that bolsters self-confidence or aids in escaping the every-day, even the modest pleasures of the working man are to be limited, regimented, taxed or simply made impossible. The process is disconcerting and almost grotesque in its systematization.

Why don't moonbats want us to have any fun? Possibly because, due to their neurotic, guilty-ridden ideology, they won't let themselves have any:

Anyone who prohibits himself something, for whatever reason or neurosis, doesn't like to see someone else indulging in it. […] That's the most dangerous thing about the spirit of prohibition; once it's out of the bottle, it spreads like an infection whose first casualty is tolerance. Where much is being prohibited, it's easy to prohibit more because the unprohibited is so conspicuous; in the end, the tolerated takes the form of the explicitly permitted. It's wrong, by the way, to see the state or frustrated politicians as the sole cause; the state is no more than the agent of a society living out its dark, censoring, egalitarian basic instincts.

At least the puritans of old prevented society from sliding into decadence. Today's puritans actively seek the decline of Western Civilization, hemming it in so that it can't grow, knowing that when a society stops growing, it starts dying.

On a tip from V the K.

A Peek at NYC's Near Future Under Mayor Mike

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:27 AM

Maggie's Farm has a look at next year's New York Times, and sees where Mike Bloomberg has been taking the Big Apple with his endless barrage of intrusive nanny-state regulations. A new program called "A City That Really Cares" will ban the following for the sake of our safety:

  • Women's heels over 2" high.
  • Sunbathing.
  • Asking employees to spend more than three hours a day at a computer, due to the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome and eye strain (Bloomberg employees exempted).
  • Smoking in vehicles other than golf carts, limos, private jets, and helicopters.

These things are good, so they will be required:

  • Warm scarves and wool hats when the temperature drops below 40°F.
  • Sturdy rubbers when it rains, lined boots when it snows.
  • Hats on sunny days.
  • A serving of broccoli and carrots with every restaurant meal.

The initiative will be enforced by the NYPD's new 1,000-man Public Health Unit, which will have rights to enter people's homes to make sure they aren't smoking or eating trans fats.

Phase Two of the program will address other public health menaces, such as eggs, meat, cheese, and overly tight lingerie.

"Hmm… maybe we need a law against sharp beaks."

May 23, 2007

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Gives Rosie Both Barrels

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:45 PM

A decent human being can sit on the same stage as Rosie O'Donnell for only so long before something snaps. Watch Elisabeth Hasselbeck explode:

Hat tip: Vince Aut Morire.

Amnesty International Now At Grade School Level

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:27 PM

Amnesty International was once a legitimate human rights organization that strove to advance freedom and decency. Now, it is a festering nest of moonbattery devoted to denouncing the United States and Israel.

A current online poll gives an idea of the prevalent mentality at AI. Visiting moonbats are invited to vote on "Who's got the worst human rights record?" The options:

Vote for Darth Vader
Torture, enslavement of Wookiees, decimation of the Alderaanian civilization.
Vote for Hobgoblin
Attacks on Spiderman, gassing civilian populations, using innocents as human shields.
Vote for Dick Cheney
Torture, black sites, "disappearances," kangaroo courts, indefinite detention, and more!

Yet these people expect us to listen to them as if they were adults when they shake their little fists and scream about the evils of America.

With thanks to the snot-nosed children at Amnesty International.

John Edwards Reveals There Is No War on Terror

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:05 PM

What a relief: Democrat presidential candidate John Edwards says there is no global war on terror, and that it's all just a "bumper sticker" slogan. That means I must have been having some terrible dream when I looked out the office window in New York a few years ago and saw the World Trade Center burning. The plane full of Americans crashed into the Pentagon, the USS Cole, the embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, Daniel Pearl's beheading, the Bali bombing, London's 7/7 terror attacks — all just dreams, cruelly exploited on Republican bumper stickers to justify the invasion of Iraq (which Edwards voted in favor of) and the frat boy pranks at Abu Ghraib.

According to the Breck Girl, pretending we are at war with Islamic terrorists actually emboldens the nonexistent terrorists.

All of the leading Democrat candidates call for us to surrender to the terrorists who attacked our country on 9/11. Silky Pony joins a select subgroup (along with Joe Biden and Dennis Kucinich) so nutty that they want us to lose a war they won't even admit we're fighting.

But Edwards isn't really a nut. He is just pandering to nuts to get what he wants, as when he pretended to channel the spirits of brain-damaged children in front of credulous juries so that they would help him steal his fortune from the doctors who earned it.

If there is a lower life form than John Edwards, science has yet to discover it.

At the bottom of humanity's barrel.

Hat tip: Ace of Spades, on a tip from V the K.

US Senate Surpasses France in Moonbattery

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:14 PM

Having traveled down the road of moonbattery farther than we have, the French have at least learned some lessons. When it comes to illegal immigration, they are showing wisdom where our own politicians indulge in irresponsible foolishness.

The Senate is haggling over a bill to grant amnesty to the innumerable illegal aliens who have invaded the country, setting the stage for them to go on welfare and vote for Democrats, while making a joke of our national sovereignty and inviting the deluge of illegals to increase, just as it did after the last amnesty bill in 1986.

But in France, newly elected President Nicolas Sarkozy wisely rules out mass legalization of "undocumented" invaders. Illegal immigrants will continue to be deported. Immigration Minister Brice Hortefeux promises to throw out 25,000 of the criminals this year.

If France can do it, so can we.

Sarko's no W on illegal immigration — fortunately for France.

Hat tip: Lone Star Times, on a tip from Byron.

Simon & Schuster in Hot Water For Publishing Jimmy Carter's Lies

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:54 AM

Even after Dan Rather, CBS feels it has a reputation to uphold. That's why its subsidiary Simon & Schuster is expected to be pilloried at today's CBS stockholders annual meeting in NYC, in light of it having published Jimmy Carter's pro-terrorist diatribe Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid.

Carol Greenwald is treasurer of the CBS shareholder Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America. She has noticed that Carter's book is "error-filled," and is expected to ask that a fact-checking system be set up to prevent work like Carter's from being passed off as nonfiction. Also, she wants a code of ethics for the publishing division, which would be bad news for authors like Jimmy the Dhimmi.

Fourteen advisory board members have resigned from the Carter Center to protest the atrocious book, which relies heavily on factual errors, aka lies, to prop up Carter's contention that the terrorists are the good guys.

Even liberals like Alan Dershowitz have been appalled by Carter's willingness to rewrite history on behalf of his Arab benefactors. Dershowitz has helpfully listed a few of the book's untruths.

Other recent Carter lies include his irresponsible assertion that our current president "has been the worst in history" — a dishonor Carter himself holds.

If Dems could inflict Carter on us, what else might they be capable of?

John McCain Joins Dems in Advocating Cap and Trade

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:57 AM

How much left-wing Kool-Aid can you guzzle and still pass yourself off as a Republican? John McCain attempted to find out by sending representative John Raidt to a climate change panel discussion at the left-wing Brookings Institution yesterday. There Raidt agreed with all the major Dem candidates that the US economy ought to be crippled with a cap-and-trade scheme in deference to the cult of global warming.

The Congressional Budget Office recently found that such a scheme would have disastrous effects on the economy, particularly on the poor, while having no noticeable impact on the climate. Nonetheless, pandering to the global warming hoax always plays well in the media, so Raidt declared that his boss McLame is a "foremost proponent of carbon cap-and-trade."

Speaking of the poor, their zillionaire spokesman John Edwards took the opportunity to reinforce his position on the left-most flank of the Democrat Party. His rep announced that the Breck Girl opposes building nuclear power plants to replace the fossil fuel we won't be allowed to burn. It looks like we might be asked to hook our appliances up to stationary bicycles like Ed "The Sped" Begley's environmentally correct toaster.

Romney and Giuliani, to their credit, did not send representatives.

It dawns on McStain that he's in the wrong party.

Cosmetic Abortion

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:07 AM

We're picking up momentum as we slip-slide down the slimy slope of abortion. In England they are now killing babies, I mean aborting fetuses, for not being pretty enough.

England's Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority has licensed a fertility clinic to screen embryos for a gene defect that would cause them to squint.

The license was granted to one Gedis Grudzinskas, who says he would also like to execute babies for having the wrong hair color, on the grounds that this "can be a cause of bullying, which can lead to suicide."

Aborting a baby because it might squint may not be any more monstrous than killing it for coming along at an inconvenient time. But it does emphasize how callous we inevitably become, once we accept the idea of killing our own children.

Fetus.jpg   If it flunks its beauty test, just have it killed.

On a tip from V the K.

One Thing Going For Al Franken: Money

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:32 AM

Why would the obnoxious left-wing comedian Al Franken think he has a snowball's chance in hell of defeating Norm Coleman for a Senate seat? Maybe because, like most prominent leftists, Franken has something Coleman doesn't — mountains of money.

Although he won't be any more specific than he's forced to be, Franken admits to having a net worth of as much as $9.9 million. The clown profession can pay quite well, especially when you invest in mutual funds and municipal bonds.

For his part, Coleman voluntary provided the exact market value of his assets, which comes to a little over half a million. But Coleman has the advantages of being qualified for the job, and of not being a kook.

If Franken ever runs out of cash, he knows where to get more (via iHillary).

On a tip from Wiggins.

Hollyweird May Not Need Us Anymore

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:05 AM

If there's any brake at all on Hollywood's left-wing extremism, it's that movie people still need to persuade the normal Americans they despise to lay down money to sit through the crap they churn out. That's how they finance their private jets, stretch limos, and large donations to the Democrat Party. But this might change, now that barking moonbat Danny Glover has found a new source of revenue: socialist dictator Hugo Chavez.

While Venezuelans search grocery stores looking for food, Chavez is handing Glover $20 million dollars to make propaganda films dealing with historical revolutionaries Simon Bolivar and Toussaint Louverture. Like other authoritarian leftists, Chavez wants to be seen as a historical revolutionary himself, and would like to construct a mythology to justify his power grab and feed his ravenous ego. Eager to help is the useful idiot Glover, who is also a slavish fan of another rabidly hostile enemy of the United States, Fidel Castro.

In other Hugo Chavez developments, the tactic of seizing farmers' land and turning it over to squatters and hooligans was so effective at reducing the population to half-starved helplessness for Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, Chavez is trying it himself.

Glover has a big warm spot in his heart for hostile dictators.

On a tip from Freedom Now.

May 22, 2007

Mayor Mike Mandates Hybrid Taxis

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:31 PM

The heavy-handed regime of NYC's left-wing "Republican" mayor Mike Bloomberg is going to lay even heavier on cab drivers, who will be compelled to drive environmentally ruinous and excessively expensive but very politically correct hybrids by the year 2012.

Ford Crown Victorias will be forcibly phased out of the fleet, making Mayor's Mike's latest authoritarian decree bad news for Detroit as well (unless the taxis are replaced with Ford Escapes).

In only two years all new vehicles will be required to be hybrids. Taxi businesses that don't go bankrupt can pass the expense on to their fares. Others can take advantage of New York's generous welfare programs.

All 13,000 NYC taxis will have to be hybrids.

On a tip from Dave.

German Police to Track Moonbats by Smell

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:50 AM

German authorities have discovered the obvious when it comes to fighting moonbats: tracking them by smell.

The tactic will be used to keep track of the odoriferous left-wing types likely to use next month's Group of Eight summit in Heiligendamm as a pretext to riot in protest against economic freedom. Scent samples will allow police dogs to zero in on the likely instigators if violence breaks out.

Moonbat scent samples might also have chemical warfare applications.

I doubt that flower covered her funk.

NBC's "ER" Degenerates Into Hyperbolic Jihadist Propaganda

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:54 AM

Ever wonder what kind of over-the-top anti-American propaganda people watch on TV over in the Arab world? My guess is it's a lot like the season finale of NBC's "ER" — the same show that launched the career of the insufferably smug barking moonbat George Clooney.

In one scene, characters ridicule DHS's successful efforts to defend us from the next 9/11 as election year tactics. In another, it's implied that right-wingers shoot up a peaceful anti-war protest. But here's the part that would really make Osama bin Laden smile:

A character named Kyle served in Iraq as an interpreter. He eats a whole bottle of pain pills in an apparent suicide attempt. CNS News takes it from there:

While Kyle was having his stomach pumped, Dr. Archie Morris heard him repeating a phrase in Arabic. When the patient was more coherent, the doctor asked him what he had been saying.
Kyle responded in Arabic, and then translated: "'Please don't hurt me. I've done nothing wrong. God have mercy.' I must have translated that a million times in Iraq, man. It didn't matter. They didn't listen to me any more than they listened to prisoners."
"Who didn't listen to you?" Morris asked.
"The interrogators," Kyle said. "The interrogators, they didn't--." At that point, Kyle broke down, crying and shaking.
A nurse asked: "You saw them beat the prisoners?"
"Beat, burn, other things," Kyle replied.
"You mean torture?" Morris said.
"Most of them that we questioned didn't even know anything," Kyle responded. "They were innocent. I tried to convince the interrogators, but they didn't believe me. So they kept hurting them. Everybody just kept translating their cries."

If we had been the sort of people to tolerate blatant pro-enemy propaganda during WWII, we'd be speaking German now. If we continue to let it eat away at our belief in ourselves now, it is a sure bet that we will lose our struggle with radical Islam.

At least our future Islamic masters might rid us of the sort of squishy, treasonous moonbat vermin who produce shows like ER.

Earning al-Qaeda's stamp of approval.

Bob Kerrey Proves Reasonable Democrats Still Exist

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:09 AM

Democrats who don't side with the bad guys are on the endangered species list, but they aren't extinct quite yet, as former Senator Bob Kerrey proves in a compelling WSJ editorial. Highlights:

Let me restate the case for this Iraq war from the U.S. point of view. The U.S. led an invasion to overthrow Saddam Hussein because Iraq was rightly seen as a threat following Sept. 11, 2001. […]
No matter how incompetent the Bush administration and no matter how poorly they chose their words to describe themselves and their political opponents, Iraq was a larger national security risk after Sept. 11 than it was before. And no matter how much we might want to turn the clock back and either avoid the invasion itself or the blunders that followed, we cannot. The war to overthrow Saddam Hussein is over. What remains is a war to overthrow the government of Iraq. […]
Suppose we had not invaded Iraq and Hussein had been overthrown by Shiite and Kurdish insurgents. Suppose al Qaeda then undermined their new democracy and inflamed sectarian tensions to the same level of violence we are seeing today. Wouldn't you expect the same people who are urging a unilateral and immediate withdrawal to be urging military intervention to end this carnage? I would.
American liberals need to face these truths: The demand for self-government was and remains strong in Iraq despite all our mistakes and the violent efforts of al Qaeda, Sunni insurgents and Shiite militias to disrupt it. Al Qaeda in particular has targeted for abduction and murder those who are essential to a functioning democracy: school teachers, aid workers, private contractors working to rebuild Iraq's infrastructure, police officers and anyone who cooperates with the Iraqi government. Much of Iraq's middle class has fled the country in fear.
With these facts on the scales, what does your conscience tell you to do? If the answer is nothing, that it is not our responsibility or that this is all about oil, then no wonder today we Democrats are not trusted with the reins of power. American lawmakers who are watching public opinion tell them to move away from Iraq as quickly as possible should remember this: Concessions will not work with either al Qaeda or other foreign fighters who will not rest until they have killed or driven into exile the last remaining Iraqi who favors democracy.
The key question for Congress is whether or not Iraq has become the primary battleground against the same radical Islamists who declared war on the U.S. in the 1990s and who have carried out a series of terrorist operations including 9/11. The answer is emphatically "yes."
This does not mean that Saddam Hussein was responsible for 9/11; he was not. Nor does it mean that the war to overthrow him was justified—though I believe it was. It only means that a unilateral withdrawal from Iraq would hand Osama bin Laden a substantial psychological victory.

The victory wouldn't only be psychological, but tactical and strategic as well.

Good thing for Kerrey that being president of the New School, he doesn't have to run for office as a Democrat again any time soon. Imagine the money the Soros machine would spend to defeat him. He would have to run as an independent like Joe Lieberman, bypassing the corrupt Democrat Party and going straight to the voters.

bob-kerrey.jpg   Too bad no Dems of Kerrey's caliber are running for POTUS.

On tips from Varla and Bergbikr.

Racist Grievancemongers Keep Bernard McGuirk Off the Air

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:56 AM

It's not enough for the "black community" that Imus producer Bernard McGuirk lost his job for not realizing that you can make fun of other people, but you can't make fun of blacks. He has to be kept unemployed.

Boston's WRKO-AM was going to have McGuirk cohost "Finneran's Forum" for a few days. But the plan was canceled when "black community leaders" threatened to protest outside the station.

Gloats Sadiki Kambon, director of The Black Community Informational Center, who has called off the protest:

Our position was we didn't want him coming on at all. We're very pleased. This is the end result that we wanted.

Imagine living in a country where no one can say anything that Al Sharpton doesn't like or their career is over. That's the price of cowardice.

Bernard McGuirk's career has been lynched.

On a tip from Wiggins.

John Edwards Charges Students $55,000 to Hear His Class Warfare Rhetoric

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:27 AM

John "Two Americas" Edwards sure knows how to rake in the cash. He bought his way into the Senate with loot he stole from doctors as a trial lawyer. Now he's found an even easier means to vacuum up money: outrageously inflated speaking fees. He even charged UC Davis students $55,000 for a speech in which he told them that "every financial barrier" to getting an education should be removed.

Fortunately UC Davis is taxpayer-funded, so the 1,787 students on hand didn't have to pick up the entire tab, which would come to $31 per student. Bad enough they are getting hit with a 7% tuition increase, part of which will go to things like overpaying rich politicians to come and give speeches.

The Breck Girl's topic was "Poverty, the great moral issue facing America." He made $285,000 speaking on campuses last year, so this issue has been resolved as far as Edwards himself is concerned.

You can't blame him for charging so much. Think of the energy bills he needs to pay at his "carbon-neutral" 28,000-square-foot mansion. Plus there are those $400 haircuts.

Here's a solution to our great moral issue. Why don't we pay everyone $55,000 a pop to spew a little hypocritical class warfare rubbish? Then we'd all be rich. The only downside is there would be only one America, with no grubby peasants for Silky Pony to dupe into voting for him.

I wonder how much he charges to appear in shampoo commercials.

On a tip from V the K.

May 21, 2007

Great Global Warming Swindle Back on YouTube

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:40 PM

The excellent British documentary The Great Global Warming Swindle is back on YouTube.

Maybe one day they'll show it on TV over here, but I wouldn't hold my breath. Fortunately we have the Internet, just as Russians had samizdat in the Soviet days.


On a tip from the Paperboy.

Objectophiles Take the Next Step in Sexual Deviancy

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:17 PM

It's time to expand our hierarchical legal system to make room for yet another protected caste: helpless victims of objectophilia.

Eija-Riita Eklöf-Mauer has a bad case of it. Her name was Eklöf before she got married. "Mauer" means "wall" in German. Eija-Riita is married to the Berlin Wall.

Fellow Berliner Sandy K. is in love with the World Trade Center. She consummates her amorous relationship with skyscrapers that no longer exist by taking 1:1,000 scale models of the Twin Towers into the bathtub with her. Sandy reports that the fun doesn't stop there:

You snuggle together in bed, which can be very exciting.

She says she couldn't imagine a love affair with a human being. Not that she doesn't have friends. She's part of a whole community of objectophiles, aka objectum-sexuals. They are not mere fetishists, because the objects they obsess over do not accentuate but actually are the focus of their sexual desires and emotional yearnings.

Volkmar Sigusch of Frankfurt University's Institute for Sexual Science, an expert in "neo-sexuality," doesn't want to discriminate by calling objectophilia pathological. He's found the root of the phenomenon:

More and more people either openly declare or can be seen to live without any intimate or trusting relationship with another person.

Joachim A., who had "an emotionally and physically very complex and deep relationship, which lasted for years" with a Hammond organ, and whose significant other is now a toy train, would probably agree:

[Y]ou can reveal yourself to an object partner in an intimate way, in a way that you would never reveal yourself to any other person.

Joachim likes how he and his inanimate love interests can "experience sexuality together."

Pushing the perversion further still, Bill Rifka's significant other is a same-sex iBook:

To me, my Mac is male. I'm living in a homosexual relationship, so to speak.

The vacuum created by the encroaching death by moonbattery of sexual morality and the traditional family has sucked us to the very bottom. Our hollow deviancy can't be defined downward any further.

Sandy K. with her love interest.

On a tip from V the K.

Mermaid in a Burka

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:44 PM

Muslims aren't subtle about their intention to replace European culture with their own. A bronze statue of a mermaid has sat on a rock in Copenhagen harbor since 1913 in tribute to author Hans Christian Anderson. Yesterday the normally nude statue was found wearing a Muslim dress and head scarf.

Last Tuesday, someone splashed paint on the statue. In 2004, someone dressed it in a head-to-toe burka.

Europeans might want to start thinking about shipping cultural artifacts to the USA for preservation, so that they don't end up like the ancient Buddhist statues blown up by the Taliban.

A statue is forced to convert to Islam.

On a tip from Wiggins.

First They Came After Cats and Dogs

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:07 PM

Maybe I shouldn't find this terrifying — but I do. California is on the verge of passing legislation written by Democrat Assemblyman Lloyd Levine of Van Nuys that would mandate the sterilization of virtually every dog and cat in the state by the age of four months.

In true Orwellian fashion, the bill is called the California Healthy Pets Act. It generously allows exceptions for the following:

  • Purebred dogs and cats whose owners obtain a permit
  • Dogs who work as guide dogs, service dogs, or signal dogs
  • Dogs who are used by law enforcement agencies for law enforcement or rescue activities
  • Dogs and cats whose veterinarian determines that due to age, poor health, or illness it is unsafe to spay or neuter them
  • Non-resident show dogs and dogs brought into the state for exhibition

All other cats and dogs get sterilized, or the owner gets fined.

Environmentalists have made it clear they want the human population reduced to a small percentage of what it is now. How long before humans are undergoing forced sterilizations in the name of the imaginary global warming crisis?

On a tip from Jay Guevara.

Top Hurricane Predictor Denounces Global Warming Hoax

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:44 PM

Colorado State University scientist William Gray, famous in Florida as a hurricane predictor, denounced climate change hysteria at the Governor's Hurricane Conference in Fort Lauderdale Friday.

Gray pointed out that there is little evidence that CO2 or any other greenhouse gas has any effect on hurricane power or frequency. He also observed that cuts in carbon emissions would harm the economy while providing little or no environmental benefit. He is "appalled" by the global warming hoax:

I think it's grossly exaggerated. With all the problems this country has to face, this is a problem that's not as serious as they say, and we can't do anything about it anyway.

Florida Today describes Gray as an "old-school maverick scientist who prefers observational data to modern computer modeling" — i.e., the kind of modeling that allows unscrupulous scientists to come up with whatever terrifying sci-fi scenarios desired by the moonbat bureaucrats who provide them with our tax money in the form of grants.

William Gray: Still another exception to the "consensus."

On a tip from Bergbikr.

Gay Bible

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:23 AM

A "Bible" has been released that contains the complete King James Version, plus a new book called "God's New Law." This includes "prophecy" from the year 2000 revealing that God has changed His mind and is now fine with homosexuality and fornication. This new last book of the Bible heralds "the decommissioning of traditional religion" and "the birth of God's religion without doctrine."

According to author Tim Fleming, it took God until just a few years ago to figure out that He ought to offer salvation to homosexuals as a reward for "the sacrifices they have made through mental anguish."

Apparently this is on the level. The blasphemous Bible can be downloaded for free at

Hat tip: In the Days, on a tip from Nanc.

John Kerry Wannabe Jesse Adam Macbeth Busted For Falsifying Record

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:00 AM

Jesse Adam Macbeth tried to become this generation's John Kerry by joining the anti-war movement, and loudly proclaiming that as an American soldier, he took part in war crimes in Iraq. If he had been as successful as his role model Botched Joke Johnny at keeping his military records hidden from view, he might have ended up getting elected to the Senate. Instead, he is in jail, facing federal charges of falsifying his record.

Iraq Veterans Against the War and other moonbat websites have featured Macbeth's lurid allegations, including video of him dressed in a camouflage jacket, describing how he helped slaughter hundreds of people in a mosque. Stuttered Macbeth:

We would burn their bodies … hang their bodies from the rafters in the mosque.

Actually, Macbeth never made it out of training at Fort Benning, Georgia. The Army kicked him out after six weeks due to his "entry level performance and conduct."

Instead of gaming the system for Purple Hearts like Kerry, Macbeth falsely claimed to have been awarded one. He also claimed to have been shot in Iraq and to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, which helped him scam $10,400 from us, the taxpayers. He has admitted to wanting to "sucker" the government out of whatever he can get.

Once again the anti-war Left displays its moral authority.

Jesse Adam Macbeth: Not everyone gets to be John Kerry.

On tips from Jay Guevara and Byron.

Starbucks Moonbattery: The Way CWA Sees It

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:21 AM

Starbucks' habit of serving up moonbattery along with its overpriced coffee is getting on some nerves at Concerned Women for America.

"The Way I See It" quotations printed on the side of Starbucks coffee cups aren't always left-wing — but they tend to be, which is hardly surprising considering the company's 100% Buy Blue rating. A few samples:

The Way I See It # 347 — "Why in moments of crisis do we ask God for strength and help? As cognitive beings, why would we ask something that may well be a figment of our imaginations for guidance? Why not search inside ourselves for the power to overcome? After all, we are strong enough to cause most of the catastrophes we need to endure." — Bill Schell, Starbucks customer from London, Ontario, Canada
The Way I See It # 230 — "Heaven is totally overrated. It seems boring. Clouds, listening to people play the harp. It should be somewhere you can't wait to go, like a luxury hotel. Maybe blue skies and soft music were enough to keep people in line in the 17th century, but Heaven has to step it up a bit. They're basically getting by because they only have to be better than Hell" — Joel Stein, columnist for the Los Angeles Times
The Way I See It # 43 — "My only regret about being gay is that I repressed it for so long. I surrendered my youth to the people I feared when I could have been out there loving someone. Don't make that mistake yourself. Life's too d*mn short." — Armistead Maupin, Homosexual Novelist

CWA's Matt Barber suggests visiting Starbucks' website and submitting your own quotations for consideration. Here's his contribution:

The Way I See It # ?? — "Why do so many in our fallen world revile God's natural order when it comes to marriage, family and human sexuality? Why do we encourage wicked pride in a morally bankrupt, high-risk lifestyle that's anything but "gay"? Why do we shake our fist with hate at perfect Love? Life is short —but it's never too late for change." — Matt Barber, Policy Director for Cultural Issues, Concerned Women for America

Try not to drop dead of a heart attack if you actually see this printed on the side of your grande Ethiopian Frappuccino tutti-frutti mocha decaf supreme.

The Kid From Brooklyn says hi to Starbucks.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Meteorologist Augie Auer: Global Warming Will Be Considered a Joke in 5 Years

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:31 AM

At the Mid Canterbury Federated Farmers annual meeting in Ashburton, New Zealand last week, meteorologist Augie Auer made a prediction you can bank on regarding the Great Global Warming Hoax:

It's all going to be a joke in five years.

The greenhouse effect that will supposedly lead to catastrophic global warming is caused almost entirely by water vapor. Without the greenhouse effect, Earth would be too cold to sustain human life.

Whereas water vapor makes up 95% of greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide comes in at 3.6% — of which 3.2% results from human activity. That is, people contribute a thoroughly insignificant 0.1152% of greenhouse gases. As Auer noted, we couldn't change the climate if we wanted to.

Auer attributes climate change hysteria to a combination of faulty science, media hype, and political spin.

Meanwhile, antihuman environmental fanatics are going after our food supply, using their bureaucrat pawns to target farms for producing too much CO2.

"It's become a witch-hunt," says Auer. "A Salem witch-hunt."

auer-augie.jpg   Augie Auer: Yet another exception to the phony "consensus."

On a tip from Bergbikr.

Methodist Leader Compares Old Glory to Nazi Flag

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:53 AM

Reverend Clayton Childers of the United Methodist Board of Church and Society doesn't like it that the American flag sometimes hangs unobtrusively in churches. Squawks the Religious Left hysteric:

The presence of a national flag in worship can imply endorsement of national policies which often run counter to the teachings of Jesus Christ and our Christian faith. … One need only recall the way the swastika flag was displayed prominently in German churches during the Nazi era.

Like a true multiculturalist, Childers bleats that our flag represents "a message which limits our global vision and sense of oneness with the global community."

UMAction has been monitoring the decline of the United Methodist Church. Its Executive director Mark Tooley responds to Childers with both barrels:

Religious Left figures, like the United Methodist official, are hardly concerned about idolatry when their politically correct, rainbow paraphernalia and peace banners are woven into church worship services. They oppose the United States flag because they are contemptuous of our country, its history, its institutions, its culture, and its leadership role in the world.

No wonder the United Methodist Church is losing 50,000 members a year.

What Old Glory looks like to the Religious Left.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Gender-Bending Moonbattery Turns Children Into Freaks

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:17 AM

A new clinic at Children's Hospital Boston offers hormone treatments that sexually deform children identified as "transgender."

Dr. Norman Spack of the Gender Management Service Clinic offers to take healthy children and turn them into freaks to facilitate eventual sex change mutilation. The experimental hormone treatment is intended to prevent the normal development of gender traits.

Spack's "service" will be inflicted on victims as young as seven years old. Side effects are relatively benign compared to the intended effects, but include infertility, spasms, bloody mucus running from the nose, and risk of breast cancer.

We're in a poor position to condemn Muslims for female circumcision if we let horrors like this take place.

Other than sexually deforming children, Dr. Spack's interests include bondage and sadomasochism. Last fall he presented a workshop at the Transcending Boundaries conference in Worchester, which was put on by the gay activists at PFLAG and the New England Leather Alliance. Just the guy to be running a children's clinic.

Rather the last place for children.

On a tip from V the K.

May 20, 2007

Patrick Moore, the Sane Greenpeacenik

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:32 PM

Alicia Colon has made a remarkable discovery: Patrick Moore, a cofounder of Greenpeace who was president of Greenpeace Canada for nine years and director of Greenpeace International for seven, is utterly sane. Needless to say, he is no longer affiliated with Greenpeace.

Moore's idea of an alternative to burning fossil fuels is not ethanol, windmills, or pixie dust, but something that actually works: nuclear power. Not that he sees anything wrong with drilling in ANWR. Like most reasonable people, he acknowledges that we might be seeing a warming trend, but doubts people are the principle cause. Moore chastises envirokooks for having "abandoned science in favor of sensationalism." He is especially annoyed by Greenpeace's jihad against biotechnology, which he feels "exposes their intellectual and moral bankruptcy," because of the vast suffering genetically modified plants might alleviate.

Moore is the only Greenpeace International director with a scientific background. They won't make that mistake again.

Patrick Moore. To be a sane Greenpeacenik is to be a former Greenpeacenik.

On a tip from Byron.

More Gun Violence in Gun-Free Japan

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:55 PM

If it weren't for the Second Amendment, bureaucrats could just ban handguns altogether, like in Japan, where a former gangster named Hisato Obayashi surrendered on Friday after gunning down four people in shooting rampage.

As Cho Seung-Hui showed us, among a disarmed populace, the guy who doesn't give a hoot what the law says about guns is king.

In case anyone thought bureaucrats were capable of learning, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasuhisa Shiozaki used the Obayashi incident to call for stepping up Japan's already Draconian gun control measures. Bizarrely, the media is blaming the recent spate of gun violence in Japan on a 1990s anti-gang campaign.

yasuhisa-shiozaki.jpg   Told that banning guns doesn't prevent criminals from having them, Yasuhisa Shiozaki develops a hearing problem.

On a tip from MoleOnABull.

Short and Fat People to Join the Lucky Ranks of the Oppressed

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:15 PM

Good news for short and fat people: they are joining the lucky legions of the oppressed.

Always at the cutting edge of intrusive moonbattery, Massachusetts is considering a ban on discrimination based on height or weight. The Chicago Sun-Times explains why such legislation is required:

Ellen Frankel stands just 4-foot-8 inches tall, a size that allowed larger co-workers to playfully scoop her up at the office and make remarks about her height. Some even patted her on the head.

Equality before the law is all well and good — until people start getting patted on the head. Then bureaucrats have no choice but to resort to special laws to protect special people.

Fat people are special too. Snivels 300-pound piano teacher Jeanne Toombs:

No matter what you think of fat people, they deserve to be treated like human beings.

That is, they deserve special victim status, placing them above us normal folk in the legal caste system.

The good news for the rest of us is that sooner or later victim groups will proliferate to the point that everyone will qualify as defective. Then we'll have equality again.

Unless you can get credit for belonging to multiple victim groups. If that's the case, there's no way a one-eyed lesbian with a weight problem is going to get the job if there's a one-eyed lesbian with a weight problem and a cleft palate who wants it.

Will this make it illegal to ridicule the dwarfish Dennis Kucinich?

On tips from Nanc and Wiggins.

The Goracle Denounces the Politics of Fear and Blind Faith

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:04 AM

These days it isn't easy for moonbats to raise the bar when it comes to hypocrisy. That's what makes Al Gore's accomplishments in this regard so noteworthy.

As the Left's most hysterical demagogue, Gore has been making himself rich and powerful by stoking irrational fears of an imaginary climatic apocalypse, relying heavily on the blind faith of politically correct dupes who will believe any lie that pulls on their anti-industry, anti-America, anti-civilization, and anti-human heartstrings. Check out the prodigious title of his new book:

The Assault on Reason: How the Politics of Fear, Secrecy, and Blind Faith Subvert Wise Decision Making, Degrade Our Democracy, and Put Our Country and Our World in Peril

Sounds like we're in a lot of peril. But not to worry, the Goracle will put everything to right. From the book description on

Gore's larger goal in this book is to explain how the public sphere itself has evolved into a place hospitable to reason's enemies, to make us more aware of the forces at work on our own minds, and to lead us to an understanding of what we can do, individually and collectively, to restore the rule of reason and safeguard our future.

Thank you pot, for offering a solution to black kettles.

One of reason's enemies degrading our democracy.

On a tip from Kevin.

Corn Ethanol Losing Its Luster

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:29 AM

One good thing has come out of the hype surrounding corn-based ethanol as an alternative to oil: it has taught anyone willing to learn why command-and-control economies fail.

These days the government is called upon to come up with an authoritarian solution to all crises, real and imagined. President Bush has thrown himself and $billions of our money behind corn-based ethanol as an energy solution, in part because it's very popular in certain agricultural sectors (although certainly not in others). The Wall Street Journal comments on the consequences:

Just as the smart people warned, the government's decision to play energy market God and forcibly divert huge amounts of corn stocks into ethanol has played havoc with key sectors of the economy. Corn prices have nearly doubled, which means livestock owners can't afford to feed their animals, and food and drink manufacturers are struggling to buy corn and corn syrup. Environmentalists are sour over new stresses on farmland; international aid groups are moaning that the U.S. is cutting back its charitable food giving[…]

Et cetera, et cetera.

Has the government learned its lesson? You be the judge: A recent energy bill includes 32 billion gallons a year of federally mandated ethanol use — but a cap on corn ethanol at 15 billion gallons. If you figure out where the rest is going to come from, please inform Congress immediately.

Maybe we'd better let the marketplace decide what fuel to use.

On a tip from Bill V.

May 19, 2007

Virginia Citizens Defense League Sends a Message to Mayor Mike

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:39 AM

The efforts of NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg to extend his jurisdiction over the Virginia gun shops he's been trying to sue out of existence are not appreciated by the Virginia Citizens Defense League, which responded the other day with a Bloomberg Gun Giveaway.

Two $900 guns were awarded at the event, which was held at the Fairfax County government building. Winner Jay Minsky responded with an obscene gesture when asked what message he hoped to send to the Big Apple's meddling Mayor. Minsky elaborated:

If he doesn't like people in New York having guns, he should deal with New York. Just keep out of Virginia.

Local bureaucrats did what they could to pour cold water on the festivities. Originally it was going to be a fundraiser, but it was changed to a giveaway after officials tried to quash it for violating gambling laws. Winners will only receive their guns after undergoing background checks. The fire marshal aggressively enforced the 150 person occupancy limit for the meeting hall, leaving some to peer in through the windows.

But they couldn't prevent Virginia Citizens Defense League from using the hall, or even do anything about the majority who showed up armed, because openly visible, holstered guns are still allowed in Virginia without a permit.

Here's Mayor Mike's response to this event celebrating one of our most crucial constitutional rights:

I think it's sick, is the nicest ways to phrase it.
Armed citizens strike horror in the hearts of bureauweenies like Mayor Mike.

On a tip from Brooklyn Red Leg.

Retroactive Correctness

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:06 AM

One of the scarier aspects of political correctness is that it is applied retroactively. Bad enough that our Founding Fathers are excoriated by moonbats for not conforming to 21st century liberal principles. Now people are being brought up on charges for acts that have been inflated into crimes by PC hysteria long after they were performed.

Charles Shifflett, former pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in Culpeper, Virginia has been charged with assault "with the intent to maim, disfigure, disable or kill." He committed these atrocious acts as headmaster of the Calvary Baptist Academy 17 years ago, when he punished a 10-year-old Laura Beth Scott for lying by spanking her behind with a ping-pong paddle. The paddling was so severe that it left red marks on her behind!

Other charges faced by Shifflett suggest that he actually might belong in jail. But if spanking a kid 17 years ago is a crime now, think what they might do to you sometime in the 2020s if they find out you didn't recycle your empty bottles last year.

Used in attempts to maim, disfigure, disable, or kill.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Cap and Trade Schemes Put the Screws to the Poor

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:37 AM

Okay, okay. Carbon dioxide has suddenly become a deadly pollutant. If we don't do something about it, we're all doomed. But what exactly are we supposed to do? Many libs advocate CO2 "cap and trade" schemes. The Congressional Budget Office recently issued a report confirming that "cap and trade" costs are passed along to energy consumers, depressing the economy and disproportionately affecting the poor.

Senator James Inhofe comments:

Far from being good for the economy, as advocates say, CO2 allocation schemes will disproportionately burden the poor, raise taxes, increase government spending, raise gas prices, raise home energy costs and decrease wages. It is hard to imagine the CBO issuing a more devastating indictment of proposed C02 cap-and-trade schemes. The CBO report should be viewed as a stern warning to our elected leaders to avoid symbolic solutions to an alleged climate "crisis" that places the financial burden on America's poor and working class.
Today's report confirms what Europe, Canada and many other nations have come to realize about C02 cap-and-trade schemes: The entire carbon debate has been skewed toward the least effective and most economically damaging of the various approaches.
Today's CBO report is the most recent analysis to show the folly of schemes like the Kyoto Protocol. Kyoto, if implemented, would result in the largest tax increase in the history of the U.S., costing an estimated $300 billion a year — 10 times the cost of the Clinton-Gore tax increase of 1993. And even Kyoto proponents concede that it would have virtually no impact on the climate.

The Left loves the poor, all right — so much that it wants to make them even more poor. Just think, if we were all sufficiently indigent, we could live in harmony with nature, like they do in quaint Third World countries:


On a tip from Kevin.

May 18, 2007

Ahnold's Dilemma: Energy or Moonbattery?

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:03 PM

California's Governator faces a difficult decision. What's more important, meeting our energy needs, or pandering to the spoilt whims of the entertainment industry zillionaires infesting Malibu?

The Australian resources company BHP Billiton would like to do something far more useful than starring in lousy movies by building an $800 million floating liquefied natural gas terminal off the coast of Malibu. Gas would be shipped to the terminal from fields off the coast of Australia, then piped to the California mainland.

Malibu moonbats Martin Sheen, Tom Hanks, Pierce Brosnan, et al. demand that the project be stopped on the grounds that it will be ugly (it would be 14 miles from the shore), that terrorists might blow it up (as if you could build anything they wouldn't blow up, including mosques), and that it will supposedly cause global warming (like all other human endeavors).

Schwarzenegger can either approve the project or sink it. Given his irresponsible willingness to play along with the global warming hoax, it's hard to be confident he will decide wisely. But that's okay, Californians can just heat and cool their homes with the same pixie dust Tinseltown glitterpigs use to power their private jets.

Malibu Barbie agrees that we ought to use pixie dust.

On a tip from Byron.

NPR Frets That Gay "Marriage" Will Make Homosexuality Less Trendy

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:19 PM

What's going to happen to homosexuals when Dems get the leverage to make gay "marriage" legal throughout the country? Will being mainstreamed cause them to lose their edge and cease to be cooler than the rest of us? A sympathetic NPR frets over their predicament:

Three years after gay marriage become legal in Massachusetts, gays and lesbians, who have come to think of themselves as counter-cultural and unconventional, are now being seen as part of the mainstream. [At least by NPR —ed] […] Some in the gay community see marriage as a sell-out and say gay culture will lose its edge.

But at least they will still have their cutting-edge fashion sense:


Hat tip: BelchSpeak.

Rudy Highlights Difference Between Republicans and Dems

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:37 AM

Rudy Giuliani's smackdown of the Libertarian posing as a Republican Ron Paul in the Fox News debate the other day certainly underscored the difference between Republicans and Dems. In case you missed it, Paul, who actually ran for President on the Libertarian Party ticket in 1988, opined that 9/11 occurred because America asked for it. Rudy's response:

That's an extraordinary statement, as someone who lived through the attack of Sept. 11, that we invited the attack because we were attacking Iraq. I don't think I've heard that before, and I've heard some pretty absurd explanations for Sept. 11.

Actually, I did hear a similar explanation in September 2001 from Harry Browne, who was the leader of the Libertarian Party at the time. That was the day I quit being a Libertarian and became a Republican.

But as infuriating as the Libertarian response to the 9/11 atrocities may be, at least it doesn't involve suggesting that we actually blew up the World Trade Center ourselves. Compare Rudy putting Paul in his place with John Edwards' respectful attitude toward the notion that at least one of the buildings came down in a secret controlled demolition.

Only 39% of Dems agree that President Bush did not know about the attacks in advance. No wonder a majority of Senate Dems voted the other day to cut off funding to our troops in the field fighting al-Qaeda after March 31, 2008. Those voting in favor of this treachery include presidential candidates Shrillary Rotten Clinton, Barack Hussein Obama, Joe Biden, and Chris Dodd.

Imagine Rudy's response if some idiot in a tinfoil hat asked if he didn't think the US government was behind 9/11. But then, being a Republican, he doesn't count on people like that as his base.

Ron Paul may be an irritating kook, but even he is a massive improvement on anyone the Dems have to offer.

Even Ron Paul is an improvement on the Dems.

On tips from Byron.

Greenpeace Hysterics Rebuild Noah's Ark

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:15 AM

Envirokooks are getting a little heavy-handed in their efforts to replace Christianity with their new religion, Global Warming Alarmism. Moonbats are building a replica of Noah's Ark on Mount Ararat in Turkey. A publicity stunt scheduled for May 31 calls for Greenpeace activists to climb the mountain to the replica and demand that leaders cripple the world economy in homage to their cult.

Bellows Greenpeace econazi Hilal Atici:

Climate change is real, it's happening now and unless world leaders take urgent, decisive and far-reaching action, the next decades will see human misery on a scale not experienced in modern times. Those leaders have a mandate from the people … to massively cut greenhouse gas emissions and to do it now.

Unlike the make-believe misery that will supposedly be caused by global warming, the economic misery in store for us all if politicians continue to pander to these kooks is potentially quite real.

Fortunately they don't have to worry about their ark being seaworthy.

On tips from Wiggins and A.C.#1.

May 17, 2007

Profiles in Sanity: Global Warming Apostates

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:55 PM

It may take a few years for this development to filter down to the mainstream media, but momentum has been shifting in the climate change debate. Increasingly, scientists who once embraced the idea that humans drive climate change are stepping forward as skeptics.

Claude Allegre, a top geophysicist, member of both the French and U.S. Academy of Sciences, and author of 11 books and over 100 scientific articles, converted from alarmist to skeptic last year. He notes that the "prophets of doom of global warming" are often motivated by money, and that "the ecology of helpless protesting has become a very lucrative business for some people!"

Bruno Wiskel, a geologist at the University of Alberta, used to back the Kyoto Protocol. But after examining the science behind it, he changed course and wrote the book The Emperor's New Climate: Debunking the Myth of Global Warming. Wiskel observes that the Earth has been warming for the last 18,000 years, that glaciers come and go constantly, and that global warming has transformed from "a science to a religion." He laments that the money pouring into the global warming hoax ought to be spent on constructive research.

Nir Shaviv, an Israeli astrophysicist, used to believe people were driving climate change:

But after carefully digging into the evidence, I realized that things are far more complicated than the story sold to us by many climate scientists or the stories regurgitated by the media.

He finds that solar activity accounts for global warming, while the contribution of CO2 is insignificant.

David Evans, mathematician and engineer, did "carbon accounting" for the Australian government. He believed in anthropogenic global warming until better data than we had in the 1990s began to refute it. Evans shines a light on the motivations less scrupulous scientists may have for playing along with the theory even now that it has been discredited:

By the late 1990s, lots of jobs depended on the idea that carbon emissions caused global warming. Many of them were bureaucratic, but there were a lot of science jobs created too. I was on that gravy train, making a high wage in a science job that would not have existed if we didn't believe carbon emissions caused global warming. And so were lots of people around me; and there were international conferences full of such people. And we had political support, the ear of government, big budgets, and we felt fairly important and useful (well, I did anyway). It was great.

Those who jump off the gravy train may be in for a hard landing, politically speaking:

At the moment the political climate strongly supports carbon emissions as the cause of global warming, to the point of sometimes rubbishing or silencing critics.

Tad Murty, formerly Canada's Senior Research Scientist for Fisheries and Oceans, believed people caused global warming until he was asked to prepare a position paper on the topic. His research led him to become an apostate back in the early 1990s.

David Bellamy, botanist, environmental campaigner, and wildlife TV host, went from believing in global warming to dismissing the hysteria as "poppycock." Several environmental groups blackballed him when he stopped drinking the Kool-Aid.

Chris de Freitas, climate scientist at the University of Auckland, believed that human-generated CO2 and methane could trigger changes in water vapor and lead to global warming:

But with time and with the results of research, I formed the view that, although it makes for a good story, it is unlikely that the man-made changes are drivers of significant climate variation.

Reid Bryson, founding chairman of what was then the Department of Meteorology at the University of Wisconsin, helped promote the global cooling scare hyped by Time and Newsweek back in the 1970s. Older and wiser, he is now on the side of the skeptics. The British Institute of Geographers identifies Bryson as the most frequently cited climatologist in the world. Let's cite him once again:

All this argument is the temperature going up or not, it's absurd. Of course it's going up. It has gone up since the early 1800s, before the Industrial Revolution, because we're coming out of the Little Ice Age, not because we're putting more carbon dioxide into the air. […] You can go outside and spit and have the same effect as doubling carbon dioxide. […] However, it has now become a media free-for-all and a political issue more than a scientific problem.

Hans H.J. Labohm, economist and global warming author, also had to change his mind after doing some research:

"Climate change is real" is a meaningless phrase used repeatedly by activists to convince the public that a climate catastrophe is looming and humanity is the cause. Neither of these fears is justified. Global climate changes all the time due to natural causes and the human impact still remains impossible to distinguish from this natural "noise."

Tim Patterson, paleoclimatologist at Carlton University, used to teach his students that CO2 was the prime driver of climate change. But then paleoclimatic and paleoproductivity records corresponding to sun-spot cycles convinced him that big bright thing in the daytime sky controls the temperature, not our SUVs. He testifies that his conversion

probably cost me a lot of grant money. However, as a scientist I go where the science takes me and not were activists want me to go.

Zbigniew Jaworowski, chairman of Warsaw's Central Laboratory for the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Radiological Protection, also believed in the global cooling scare in the 1970s. He won't be fooled this time:

At the beginning of the 1970s I believed in man-made climate cooling, and therefore I started a study on the effects of industrial pollution on the global atmosphere, using glaciers as a history book on this pollution. With the advent of man-made warming political correctness in the beginning of 1980s, I already had a lot of experience with polar and high altitude ice, and I have serious problems in accepting the reliability of ice core CO2 studies.

The global warming house of cards rests on faulty ice core CO2 data. More accurate data has been deliberately ignored because "these measurements did not fit the hypothesis of anthropogenic climatic warming." Jaworowski regards this as "perhaps the greatest scientific scandal of our time."

Ian D. Clark, paleoclimatologist at the University of Ottawa, also taught his students that human beings were driving climate change by generating CO2:

However, a few years ago, I decided to look more closely at the science and it astonished me. In fact there is no evidence of humans being the cause. There is, however, overwhelming evidence of natural causes such as changes in the output of the sun.

Jan Veizer, environmental geochemist and professor emeritus at the University of Ottawa, once accepted the global warming theory. But then he discovered that the "solar/cosmic ray connection" corresponds much more closely with climate than CO2.

There are many more where these guys came from. If you own stock in the global warming hoax, now might be a good time to sell.

Santa Fe May Hire Mexican Nationals As Police Officers

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:26 PM

I'm looking forward to a big drop in my taxes, now that we have no longer need to pay for welfare. Employment must have reached 100%. How else do you explain the government's excuse that the border can't be defended because there are no Americans to do the jobs illegal aliens do? In Santa Fe, they're even considering hiring Mexican nationals as police officers.

Even though New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy regulations sensibly require police officers to be American citizens, the officers tasked with filling 20 vacancies on the force want to tap the plentiful supply of Mexican citizens.

Maybe we should just cede the Southwest to Mexico right now and get it over with. Why drag it out for a generation?


On a tip from Wiggins.

San Francisco Attacks Second Amendment Again

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:21 AM

Mayor Gavin Newsom is backing another assault on the Second Amendment in San Francisco, where legislation would chip away at what remains of our right to defend ourselves from armed criminals. It comes one year after a judge struck down a law that would ban handgun possession throughout the city.

Possession of a gun would be banned on any city-owned property, including housing projects, if Newsom gets his way. Those guns that liberals don't have the leverage to confiscate yet would be required to be kept locked away.

District Attorney Kamala Harris took the opportunity to send a chill up the spine of anyone who remembers that this is supposed to be America:

Just because you legally possess a gun in the sanctity of your locked home doesn't mean that we're not going to walk into that home and check to see if you're being responsible and safe in the way that you conduct your affairs.

At least criminals won't be inconvenienced. Their guns tend to be illegally owned anyway, as Harris admits.

Gavin Newsom in action.

On a tip from V the K.

WMD Found

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:03 AM

The authorities have uncovered something that officially qualifies as a weapon of mass destruction: a homemade bomb loaded with two pounds of nails.

Why would this qualify as an WMD and not the sarin and mustard gas that have turned up in Iraq? Because the nail bomb was found in Texas, where a psycho had tried using it to blow up an abortion clinic.

On a tip from Jimbo.

Greenies Demand 20 MPH Speed Limit

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:47 AM

Remember the national 55 MPH speed limit that was supposed to save gas but actually served mainly to increase traffic ticket revenues? That was nothing. Environazis are in the driver's seat now, and they plan to run right over us. The London Assembly Green Party is now demanding 20 MPH speed limits.

London Mayor Red Ken Livingstone backs the idea of making the snail's pace 20 MPH the default speed limit throughout London. It would be enforced with new speed cameras. Don't forget drivers, Big Brother is watching you!

What will Sammy Hagar say?

Hat tip: Common Sense & Wonder, on a tip from V the K.

Beeb Reveals: Gitmo Terrorists Really Are Tortured

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:19 AM

To think I dismissed allegations of torture at Club Gitmo as the hysterical ravings of treasonous moonbats. Now the BBC reveals just what Pakistani terrorist Majid Khan has been forced to endure at the hell on Earth known as Guantanamo Bay.

Khan was busted for plotting to blow up gas stations right here in the USA. He has presented a Statement of Torture to a US military tribunal that includes the following shocking allegations:

  • Guards gave him new glasses, but got the prescription wrong.
  • They cut off his beard (probably to keep lice under control).
  • They kept him alive by making him eat when he was on a hunger strike.
  • They expected him to use "cheap, branded, unscented soap."
  • They presented him with a prison newsletter that was not to his liking.
  • They provided him with fans that aren't quiet enough.
  • They insufficiently inflated the balls in the rec room, so that they "hardly bounce."

This is not satire. The above are actual allegations of "psychological torture" dutifully passed along by the Beeb with a straight face. This is the "torture" the media has us feeling guilty about while al-Qaeda plans its next attack.

Conference on World Affairs Exhorts Children to Have Gay Sex, Use Drugs

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:57 AM

It's not as if children aren't learning anything at school these days. Children at Boulder High School were recently pulled out of their classes and sent to an annual Conference on World Affairs on the Colorado University campus, where they learned all sorts of things.

Prominent among the speakers was clinical psychologist Joel Becker. Here are a few of the thoughts he shared with the kids:

I'm going to encourage you to have sex, and I'm going to encourage you to use drugs appropriately. [Wild applause.] Why I'm going to take that position is because you're going to do it anyway. [Laughter.]

Just think how we could streamline our legal system with this mentality. "Murderers! Go out and murderer! It's okay, you're going to do it anyway!" Come to think of it, abortion advocates do use this argument. More from Becker:

I want to encourage you to all have healthy sexual behavior. Now, what is healthy sexual behavior? Well, I don't care if it's with men and men, women and women, men and women, or whatever combination you would like to put together.

But Becker wasn't talking to men or women. He was talking to children. When someone in the audience asked why children age 12, 11, and even younger are having sex, he blamed the media, bad parenting, and — I kid you not — "the lack of the ability to attend educational panels like this." He went on to tell the kids:

We all experiment. It's very natural for young people to experiment with same sex relationships.

He also offered this heartfelt exhortation:

Masturbate! Please masturbate!

In addition, Becker spoke approvingly of LSD and Ecstasy, and treated the audience to some appalling feminist propaganda on the shallowness and insensitivity of males.

Speaking of shallowness, a female panelist provided the youngsters with this nugget of wisdom regarding sex:

It doesn't have to be about love, and it doesn't have to be about long-term relationships.

Hear it all for yourself. KHOW has audio.

Needless to say, our society will not stay strong long if liberals are successful at using their control of the education system to plant seeds of decadence and degeneracy in the next generation.

On a tip from the Paperboy.

May 16, 2007

Busted Illegal Aliens Respond With Lawsuits

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:24 PM


In a token show of force last March, the federal government momentarily rose from its fat behind and busted 361 illegal immigrants at a factory in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The illegals have responded by suing.

They are suing their employer Michael Bianco Inc. for not paying time and a half for overtime, for deducting pay when they showed up late, and for not paying them to stand around waiting to clock out.

In a separate suit, they are suing the government for moving them to detention centers in Texas.

As I might have mentioned, these are illegal aliens who are breaking the law just by being here. But at least their eagerness to scream that they are victims and sue everyone in sight shows they are assimilating into modern American culture.


On a tip from Wiggins.

San Francisco Gays Mark Falwell's Passing

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:54 PM

San Francisco's gay community showed its class yesterday by organizing an "anti-memorial" to mark the passing of Jerry Falwell. A symbolic grave was surrounded by signs reading "Falwell died, but the rainbow lives," "Dance on my grave," "Rest in torment," etc. At least one polysexual moonbat accepted the invitation to dance on the grave.

If you can judge a man by his enemies…

On a tip from V the K.

Dems Divert Intelligence Resources to Global Warming Malarkey

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:23 PM

Defending us from terrorists and keeping an eye on hostile dictators are Republican priorities. Dems have more important tasks for the CIA — like manufacturing propaganda to prop up the global warming hoax.

The House just passed a defense authorization bill that compels the "intelligence czar" to spend the next nine months analyzing the "anticipated geopolitical effects of climate change and the implications of such effects on the national security of the United States."

The study of the imaginary global warming crisis was mandated by the new Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-TX), who is so profoundly ignorant of the urgent priorities faced by the intelligence community, he thinks al-Qaeda is Shiite. Rather than having the CIA connect dots to forestall future 9/11s, he will devote the agency to fabricating science fiction scenarios suitable for an Al Gore schlockumentary.

Reyes, who thinks terrorists might be able to cause global warming, is carrying on the grand tradition of the Clinton Administration, which diverted precious resources to a new Central Intelligence Environmental Center. There spies studied volcanoes, fish migrations, ice caps, etc., while al-Qaeda laid the groundwork for 9/11.

One favorite excuse for wasting the CIA's time on the Dems' climate change hobbyhorse is that if the climate really were to change drastically, it might turn the Middle East and Africa into breeding grounds for terrorists — which they have already been for decades. As Bob Barr puts it:

Perhaps it will take another multimillion-dollar study and countless wasted hours by dozens of high-paid analysts for the CIA to realize that the Marine barracks in Beirut was not bombed because of a drought, that the warlords in Somalia did not decide to murder and desecrate the bodies of American Army personnel because they weren't getting enough rain, and that the terrorists on Sept. 11 did not kill thousands of Americans because they were upset with our country's unenthusiastic response to allegations of global warming.
Unfortunately, while the Democrats in Congress are busy greening the CIA, our real, human adversaries are out there plotting against us. The weather will be the least of our worries.

It seems we are going to have to learn the hard way how critical it is that the country be run by grownups.

With the laughably ignorant Reyes in charge, it might be time to rename the Intelligence Committee.

On a tip from Bergbikr.

Ecokooks Impose Dirty Underwear

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:15 AM

Is there nothing so distasteful moonbat bureaucrats won't impose it on us in the name of environmentalist ideology? The supposedly water-saving toilets mandated by Congress that won't flush properly were bad enough. Now we have $800 washers that leave your clothes dirty.

The WSJ quotes Consumer Reports:

Not so long ago you could count on most washers to get your clothes clean. Not anymore… Some [washers tested] left our stain-soaked swatches nearly as dirty as they were before washing.

This is because a dictate from the last days of Clinton Administration that called for washers to use 35% less energy by 2007. Bureauweenies are fond of the accolades they receive from the environmentalist Left for declaring that energy use most be lowered by arbitrary percentages. But we all have to pay the price. As the WSJ puts it:

Don't expect apologies from Congress or the green activists who promoted these mandates. We are living in one of those eras where all Americans are supposed to bow before the gods of energy conservation, even if it means walking around with dirty underwear.

As with the "water-saving" toilets that actually use more water because now you have to flush twice to get everything down, the new politically correct washing machines will really use more energy, because people will have to run their clothes through them multiple times to get anything clean.

But actual energy efficiency isn't the issue. What matters is that politicians use environmentalist posturing to increase their control, and that we all be forced to make obeisance to the green gods of political correctness.

A legacy of the Clinton era.

On a tip from Varla.

Lou Barletta Wins Both Nominations

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:29 AM

Republicans lacking the backbone to address the illegal alien crisis might learn a lesson from Hazleton, Pennsylvania Mayor Lou Barletta, who got himself into hot water with the ACLU by cracking down on invaders with his Illegal Immigration Relief Act.

Barletta is up for reelection to a third term. It looks like he'll be around for awhile. Not only did he win the Republican nomination with 94% of the vote, he also won the Democrat nomination as a write-in candidate in a town where Dems hold a 2-1 edge over Republicans in registrations.

The lesson should be obvious: if you dispense with the moonbattery and stand up for our country, the voters will reward you.

Lou Barletta: A model for Republicans.

Hat tip: Right Wing Nation, on a tip from C.B.

It's Racist to Think Short Hair Is Disruptive

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:09 AM

Our public schools continue to degenerate into absurd miniature police states. In Austin, 7th grader Derek Jackson was given in-school suspension for showing up with his hair cut too short.

Compounding the absurdity, the NAACP has jumped in, claiming the suspension was racially motivated. Its spokesracist Nelson Linder has issued demands:

Number one, revoke the suspension for this kid and apologize to the family. Number two, hire people in the district who respect black people and who understand them has human beings.

For their part, school officials say the kid's short hair is "disruptive."

Young Derek displays his disruptive haircut.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Christopher Hitchens Finds a Downside to Atheism

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:53 AM

Christopher Hitchens has found a downside to the militant atheism he so loudly promotes: it doesn't allow for Jerry Falwell to go to hell.

Asked on CNN if he thought Falwell is in Heaven, Hitchens sneered:

No. And I think it's a pity there isn't a hell for him to go to.

The author God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything then launched into a tirade, calling Falwell a "little toad," a "horrible little person," and a "conscious charlatan and bully and fraud." He even accused the Reverend of not reading the Bible, and of being both anti-Semitic and excessively pro-Israel. Throw in a few four-letter words and Hitchens' comments would fit right in on a progressive discussion board.

Whatever else you might say about Jerry Falwell, he certainly did touch a nerve.

christopher-hitchens.jpg   Christopher Hitchens: Sputtering with hatred.

On a tip from Wiggins.

May 15, 2007

John Edwards Calls For Anti-War Rallies on Memorial Day

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:00 PM

Nothing truly sacred is sacred to moonbats — not even Memorial Day, which the expensively coiffed ambulance chaser John Edwards is calling on his nutroots followers to desecrate with noisy demands for surrender in Iraq.

Edwards voted in favor of invading Iraq, but now that troops are over there fighting terrorists, he finds it politically expedient that we should lose. Apparently he plans to advance this objective by demoralizing our soldiers with a reminder that some of the Americans they go to such lengths to defend aren't worth the effort.

Blathered Edwards:

This Memorial Day weekend, that means more than just getting in your car, driving to the beach, or a parade, or a picnic and saying the words, "We support our troops." We must take responsibility and take action together — as citizens, as Americans, as patriots. To support the troops. To end the war.

Not even the Breck Girl could be moronic enough to believe that the war will actually end if we turn tail and run away. First there will be a bloodbath in Iraq, as those who trusted us enough to come out in favor of democracy are liquidated by terrorists. Then will come the bloodbath in America streets, as the oil-rich terror state that will emerge inevitably follows us home.

Some of us will deserve the horrors that will ensue, but what our troops deserve is respect, so it is intolerable to see Memorial Day turned into an excuse to dishonor them by a despicable little insect like Edwards.

As OpinionJournal asks,

What'll he think of next, turning Christmas into a day of pro-abortion activism?

Don't put it past him.

The Breck Girl.

Fred Thompson Slaps Down Michael Moore

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:09 PM

The verminous Michael Moore has once again demonstrated his arrogance and monstrously bloated sense of self-importance by challenging Fred Thompson to a debate (his letter to Thompson is currently on Drudge). Thompson's response indicates he may be just the man we need in the White House:

You know, I've been looking at my schedule, Michael, and I don't think I have time for you. But I may be the least of your problems. You know, the next time you're down in Cuba visiting your buddy Castro, you might ask him about another documentary filmmaker. His name is Nicolas Guillen. He did something Castro didn't like, and they put him in a mental institution for several years, giving him devastating electroshock treatments. A mental institution, Michael. Might be something you ought to think about.

Here's the video.

The filmmaker Thompson refers to is Nicolás Guillén Landrián. He won several awards at European film festivals, then got into deep trouble by making a movie that mocked Hollywood's heartthrob Castro. But Moore doesn't need to worry, because he only ridicules leaders who respect freedom of speech, while sucking up to dictators like Castro and Saddam.

Nicolás Guillén Landrián.

On tips from Steve and Wiggins.

MSNBC Reports on Falwell's Passing

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:05 PM

Thank you MSNBC, for setting a new standard for journalism, lowering the bar so that amateurs never need to feel outclassed. Today an MSNBC reporter marked the passing of Jerry Falwell by only slightly misquoting this line from the website,:

Dr. Falwell has earned his role as the defacto [sic] Executive Director of Domestic and Global Policy for the Republican party.

She did mention that the site isn't the official White House website. What she didn't mention is that is a parody site devoted to trashing all things conservative with maximum viciousness and sarcasm.

Another quote MSNBC might have taken from the same page is attributed to Falwell himself:

I would ask that loving Christians everywhere join my brother Pat Robertson and me in praying earnestly for the bestowal of rare, debilitating and excruciatingly painful cancers upon Justices John Paul Stevens and that unsightly carpet-munching Christ-killer Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

This is MSNBC's idea of an information source? Imagine if Fox News started quoting ScrappleFace. The entire MSM would die laughing.

To his credit, even Tweety was skeptical: check out the video at Hot Air.


Hat tip: LGF, on a tip from Steve.

DU Moonbats Pay Their Respects to Jerry Falwell

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:50 PM

As you've probably heard, Jerry Falwell has passed away. The nutroots — powerful new base of the Democrat Party — have been quick to thank him for a life spent trying to prevent our culture from swirling down the toilet. Here are some examples of what the commenters at Democratic Underground have to say (please excuse the language):

It's good that the son of a bitch is dead
What a fucking crime this is... he will no doubt be hailed as some sort of martyred saint. I'm going to be sick...
About fucking time. Buh-buy, Foulball.
As far as I'm concerned, he lived too long.
Good riddance. I'm not going to pretend to be respectful.
Only spite and scorn for this asshole... NOT a single good thing to say... Too all those who say/want to say a good thing about this EVIL "man" - would you say kind things about Hitler?... I am soo ever joyful and heartened at this GOOD news!...
Praise the Lord this fucker is dead.
Be interesting to see what Repukes show up at the funeral Actually might be more interesting to see if any of the national Repukes don't show up. Probably count that group on one hand with 4 fingers missing.
Rot in Hell Falwell!
RIP? how about RIA Rest in Anguish
HURRAY!!!!!! ROT in Hell you piece of shit! NO condolences ever!!!!
Hopefully, God will meet him at the Pearly Gates... wearing pink speedos, a pink feather boa, and red high heels.
Thank you for the good news, the world is a better place today!!!
Ding dong the pr*ck is dead....which ol' pr*ck?...the wicked pr*ck. :doing the DearAbby Okie Dokie dance, dashing quickly into doing "my MooMoo CanCan!"
Now who's going to have sex with his mother in an outhouse?
If God finally decided to waste him.... then I might start believing in him...naaaahhh, took too fucking long to kill the sonovabitch.....should waxed him decades ago....
Rest In Piss
Fuck him and good riddance.
I'm glad the fat shithead is dead may his family join him soon.
rot in the grave you piece of filth.. A-FUCKING-MEN!!!
I am really upset by his sudden death... why couldn't it have been a lingering and painful one...
I'm putting on my dancing shoes and am going to look for his grave!
Fuck Fartwell and all his EVIL. The world is a better place now... The world was WORSE off for him having been BORN... Be glad and REJOICE - one more evil has been lifted from us!
My only complaint is that he did not die sooner, and didn't go with enough pain and suffering in the process.
Fuck him. Fuck him when he was alive, and fuck him just as much now that he's fucking dead.
I CELEBRATE his death! I AM JOYFUL THAT THIS FILTH IS GONE! You say you have a gay brother - But yet YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND AT ALL. Would you not celebrate HITLER's passing? This creature was nearly as bad... If Hitler is over the top for you, you don't get my message at all - how about Jeffery Dalhmer? Is that more to you liking? I could name others, but I'm afraid the point is lost on you...
See? Prayer *does* work! Then again, I've been praying that God "calls him home" for more than 20 years.
This is the best news I've heard all day. […]thinking about Falwell being Satan's boyfriend in hell just makes the world a little bit brighter.
decades too late imo. If I'm ever in a cemetary with his grave there, I will tap dance on it. I've got a great stomping routine waiting for Cheney.
Here's to hoping he is in the bowels of hell pleading for his soul One of the ten worst Americans alive this morning is now dead. It has been a good day!
Looking forward to wiping my ass with that obituary tomorrow.

Et cetera, et cetera, ad nauseam — and these were just the comments that didn't get deleted by moderators. The reason liberals are so full of hate for Jerry Falwell is that according to them, he was full of hate.

Thank you Reverend Falwell, for trying to make the world a little less like a left-wing website.

On a tip from Conan.

Moonbats Want to Impeach Bush, Then Investigate

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:24 AM

The moonbat quest for impeachment has become a race against the clock: Bush's term in office will be up in a year and half and lefties still haven't come up with anything even vaguely resembling a high crime or misdemeanor. Fortunately for the nutroots, Carla Binion at has found a shortcut that gives them hope:

The administration's war crimes and crimes against humanity — their ongoing illegal war of aggression and torture policy — can only be stopped with impeachment and the investigation that would follow. […] Impeachment has to precede genuine investigation.

This clever approach would allow for our elected President's removal by force without his leftist enemies having to produce facts to back up their extravagant rhetoric.

If progressives are able to take control of the government, they might apply the same strategy to all legal proceedings: first the punishment, then the trial. This would make a useful interim step toward doing away with trials altogether. The money saved on court costs could be put toward bullets. In countries run by leftists, executioners go through a lot of them.

The nutroots impeachment court is in session.

Hat tip: DUmmie FUnnies.

Global Warming Spreads to Neptune

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:48 AM

The global warming crisis has now spread beyond Mars all the way to Neptune, the most distant planet in the solar system (Pluto doesn't count anymore).

Neptune has been growing brighter and hotter since 1980. Scientists have correlated Neptune's warming trend, Earth's warming trend, and solar output.

This can only mean that our selfish refusal to rescind the industrial revolution is heating up not only the Earth, but the rest of the solar system, including the Sun itself, thereby causing it to emit more energy.

The only solution is for the United Nations to take full control of the planet and ban all modern technology. The alternative is an apocalypse of interplanetary dimensions.

The possibility that polar bears are drowning on Neptune at this very moment cannot be ruled out.

Neptune has been hit by the global warming blues.

Hat tip: NewsBusters.

May 14, 2007

Steal Today, Starve Tomorrow

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:50 PM

The rogue regime of socialist Hugo Chavez continued its looting campaign today by stealing 18 offshore drilling platforms from foreign oil companies.

The chance of any investment money coming into the Venezuelan kleptocracy — or into any Latin American country deemed likely to degenerate into one — shrivels further every time Chavez lays his paws on someone else's property. As with communist dictators before him, when he finds he has run out of wealth to expropriate, there will be no way to generate more.

Only China and Iran will invest in Venezuela, not for a financial return, but to have a cat's paw in the Western Hemisphere to exploit in their maneuverings against the free world. The Soviet Union used Cuba this way for decades, doing little to improve the miserable standard of living.

The outlook for Venezuela is bleak in the extreme. If the cancer personified by Chavez spreads, Latin America will become hell on Earth in our own backyard.

Passing the baton of totalitarian misery.

Woman Sues Mets Owner Because Fat Guy Fell on Her

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:57 PM

If the day comes that we're expected to sit as quietly at ballgames as if we were in church, and can't even drink beer, we'll have lawsuits to thank.

Last month one Ellen Massey attended a Mets game at Shea Stadium and had the misfortune to find herself beneath a fat guy who got drunk and fell down. The incident put her in the hospital for a couple of weeks. Naturally, she's suing the owner of the Mets, not because Fred Wilpon is the one who fell on her, but because he must have plenty of money if he can afford to pay the moonbat Carlos Delgado $14,500,000 a year to bat .209.

It counts for nothing that Wilpon's Mets overcame a 5-3 deficit that day to beat the Phillies 11-5 on behalf of their fans, Ms. Massey included.

For good measure, she's suing the beer vendor and the union representing Shea's security guards. Just to be fair, she's also suing the one guy who did her wrong — the fat guy who fell on her. But she won't get much from him, because he hasn't been identified.

moore001.jpg   Michael Moore's whereabouts at the time of the incident have not been ascertained.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Service Dog Status, K9 Passport to Anywhere

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:14 PM

If you're so attached to your dog you can't stand to go anywhere without it, here's some good news: have it declared a "service dog" and you can bring it with you most anywhere you go.

Service dogs aren't just for blind people anymore. When Richard Kaplan tried to bring his four-legged friends Fred and Ginger with him into a Gold's Gym in Carmel, New York, he was told dogs aren't allowed. But that's because they didn't understand that his pooches are service dogs who let him know when it's time to have a snack.

Kaplan has diabetes, and the doggies supposedly use extrasensory perception to determine when his blood sugar is low. They then pass the word on to their master. Whether this has any scientific validity has not been determined, but the important thing is that he has a disability, so he gets his way.

As Kaplan puts it:

Businesses don't have deciding power (on whether to allow service dogs).

This is because business owners don't actually own businesses. They run them on behalf of the government, which owns everything, and will tell us when and where dogs are allowed. Some brave soul needs to bring his service dog into a mosque, just to see how the courts react.

No doubt a good lawyer could get dogs that fill surrogate human roles for the mentally unstable classified as service dogs. They'd better not try to keep Baba Wawa from bringing her beloved Cha Cha onto the set of The View. Someone needs to yell into Robert Byrd's ear trumpet that he can bring his Shih Tzu Trouble (aka Baby) to the Senate with him.

Now Cha Cha can come with her everywhere.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Criminals Sheltered by Castro Soon to Lose Their Host

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:27 AM

Not everyone hopes that when Fidel Castro finally croaks, his rogue communist dictatorship will be replaced with a responsible government. About 70 American fugitives — including cop-killers and terrorists — are hiding out in Cuba, sheltered by Castro's regime out of spite.

One guest of the Cuban state is Charlie Hill, who along with other members of the "Republic of New Afrika" was stopped by state trooper Robert Rosenbloom while transporting arms and explosives. The gang of terrorists shot Rosenbloom in the throat, then hijacked a jet to the island prison where criminals get to hold the keys.

Another is Joanne Chesimard, aka Assata Shakur, who robbed banks on behalf of the Black Liberation Army, and who earned a $1 million bounty on her head by murdering New Jersey state trooper Werner Foerster during a routine traffic stop.

Shakur's crimes earned her not only Castro's hospitality, but the adoration of academia. Taxpayer-supported City College of New York honored her with the Guillermo Morales/Assata Shakur Community Center. Guillermo Morales is a FALN bomb-maker with American blood on his fingerless hands (as inept as he is evil, Morales managed to blow most of his fingers off). He too is hiding out in Cuba.

Castro has also harbored and aided terrorists from Spain and Colombia.

Of course these vicious enemies of society won't be the only ones disappointed if democracy breaks out when Castro at long last packs his bags for hell. Democrat politicians such as Charlie Rangel and any number of Hollyweird chowderheads will be crestfallen.

guillermo_morales.jpg  assata_shakur.jpg
Morales and Shakur: Harbored by Castro.

On a tip from Byron.

Moonbat Nonprofit Encourages Illegals to Sneer at Our Laws

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:22 AM

A moonbat sect calling itself CASA of Maryland Incorporated has been passing out cartoon guidebooks encouraging illegal aliens to zip their lips if arrested and refuse to cooperate with authorities. In other words, they are actively collaborating with the invasion of our country, and in the words of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), "aiding and abetting criminal activity."

But at least CASA isn't breaking any laws by not paying taxes. As a 501(c)(3) "charity," it doesn't have to.

casa-flags.jpg   CASA also provides American flags to be waved at illegal immigrant demonstrations for propaganda purposes.

On a tip from Nanc.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Environmental Menace

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:46 AM

Those who watched Leonardo DiCaprio lovingly nuzzle the Goracle's buttocks at the last Academy Awards might be surprised to learn that the handsome young weenie isn't always a friend of the environment. Just ask his neighbors, who are suing him for ruining their property in the process of building a basketball court for his Hollywood Hills mansion.

DiCaprio not only cut down their hedges, but excavated earth and bedrock on the neighbors' property, undermining support for their deck and swimming pool. They are asking for at least $250,000 for trespass, removal of support for their land, and being a nuisance.

Now that I know you can sue Tinseltown twits for being a nuisance, I'm off to talk to my lawyer.

DiCaprio adoring the Goracle.

On a tip from Wiggins.

May 13, 2007

Even Some Moonbats Have Had Enough Global Warming Malarkey

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:24 PM

Is this an example of even a stopped clock being right twice a day? Or is it that even barking moonbats have limits to how much Kool-Aid they can swallow? Alexander Cockburn, a patient at the loony-left mental asylum known as The Nation, has opened fire on the global warming hoax.

Here's what he has to say about the tedious claim that anyone who won't believe in the Goracle's apocalyptic fantasies is in the pay of Big Oil:

No response is more predictable than the reflexive squawk of the greenhouse fearmongers that anyone questioning their claims is in the pay of the energy companies. […] Actually, the energy companies have long since adapted to prevailing fantasies, dutifully reciting the whole catechism about carbon neutrality, repositioning themselves as eager pioneers in the search for alternative fuels[…] In fact, when it comes to corporate sponsorship of crackpot theories about why the world is getting warmer, the best documented conspiracy of interest is between the fearmongers and the nuclear industry, now largely owned by oil companies, whose prospects twenty years ago looked dark. The apex fearmongers are well aware that the only exit from the imaginary crisis they have been sponsoring is through a big door marked "nuclear power," with a servants' side door labeled "clean coal."

As for the Goracle himself:

The world's best-known hysteric and self-promoter on the topic of man's physical and moral responsibility for global warming is Al Gore, a shill for the nuclear and coal barons from the first day he stepped into Congress entrusted with the sacred duty to protect the budgetary and regulatory interests of the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Oak Ridge National Lab. […] As a denizen of Washington since his diaper years, Gore has always understood that threat inflation is the surest tool to plump budgets and rouse voters.

The bureaucratic cabal known as the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change gets harsh treatment too:

The IPCC has the usual army of functionaries and grant farmers and the merest sprinkling of actual scientists with the prime qualification of being climatologists or atmospheric physicists.

Then there are the computer models that conveniently predict whatever the Goracle and his bureauweenie acolytes want them to:

These are multibillion-dollar computer modeling bureaucracies as intent on self-preservation and budgetary enhancement as cognate nuclear bureaucracies at Oak Ridge and Los Alamos. They are as unlikely to develop models refuting the hypothesis of human-induced global warming as is the IPCC to say the weather is getting a little bit warmer but there's no great cause for alarm. Threat inflation is their business.

To make the computer predictions appear to bear some relationship to reality, data must be tweaked. He quotes Richard Kerr of Science Magazine:

Climate modelers have been "cheating" for so long it's almost become respectable.

Summing up the global warming situation, Cockburn astutely predicts that

vast sums of money will be uselessly spent on programs that won't work against an enemy that doesn't exist.

Like everyone else at The Nation, Cockburn has some loose screws in his head. He even seems to believe that the people who provide us with the energy we need are doing something bad. But at least he's figured out that global warming is a sham. With luck the public will too, before bureaucrats are able to cripple the economy all of us rely on for survival.

Even Alexander Cockburn knows Emperor Albert is wearing no clothes.

On a tip from Bergbikr.

Orioles' Rick Dempsey Incurs the Wrath of PC Witchfinder Rick Maese

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:17 PM

The spontaneous expression of humor over the airwaves has all but been outlawed as the PC witch-burning craze rolls onward. Rick Dempsey has been with the Baltimore Orioles as a star player and a first base coach, and is now a broadcaster. He doesn't normally do commentary from the stadium, and probably never will again after interviewing outfielder Jay Gibbons' wife about the fundraiser she is promoting to fight domestic violence. Dempsey committed the cardinal sin of injecting levity into the conversation:

Laura, will this kind of help Jay in the domestic violence area? If he doesn't start getting a few more hits, you might grab him around the neck and rough him up a little bit. [Is] this money going to go to help him a little bit with maybe some of the hospital bills or something like that?

A lame joke, but a joke — and those are not permitted when the topic is a sacred victim group like battered wives. Of course Dempsey apologized, but that's not good enough for Rick Maese of the Baltimore Sun. After acknowledging that "Dempsey's contrition sounds sincere," Witchfinder Maese righteously proclaims:

But this isn't the type of issue that just disappears with an "I'm sorry."

He's right. The two words that should make the issue of humorless PC totalitarianism disappear are "Lighten up."

Dempsey as a player

On a tip from Wiggins.

Barney Frank's Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2007

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:42 AM

Barney Frank, the noisily homosexual Congressman (D-MA) who let his paid same-sex lover run a prostitution racket out of his apartment, is imposing his lifestyle choices on the culture at large by sponsoring H.R. 2015, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2007.

Demonstrating arrogant contempt for concepts such equality before the law, freedom of association, and freedom of religion (not to mention the Tenth Amendment), the bill would make it a federal crime not to hire someone "because of such individual's actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity" — in other words, when freakazoids show up at job interviews so openly sexually perverted that you can't help notice it, you must hire them or prepare to be sued.

Not only will employers be forced in effect to give hiring preference to weirdos, they will be compelled to indulge weirdness on the job — at the expense of normal people. For example, the bill grants transvestites the right to use whatever restroom they please. As Concerned Women for America notes, "female employees would have to endure both systematic sexual harassment and a hostile work environment by being forced to share bathroom facilities with male employees who get their jollies from wearing a dress, high heels and lipstick."

Depravity is not only permitted, not only encouraged, but actively imposed by the federal government. Our civilization is in very deep trouble.

Barney Frank imposes his lifestyle.

Hat tip: In the Days, on a tip from Nanc.

Visit Islamberg, USA

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:50 AM

Stuck for family vacation ideas? Why not try Islamberg, USA? Located in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains near Hancock, New York, Islamberg is easily accessible from any of the major metropolises of the Northeast. It offers a delightful multicultural experience, being populated by hundreds of black Americans who walk around in full Islamic garb: skull caps, prayer shawls, baggy tunics, burqas, the works.

Admittedly, Islamberg does have its drawbacks as a vacation spot. For one, you will have to convert to Islam to get past the sentry who guards the entrance to the 70-acre complex. Other inconveniences include the lack of electricity and running water, and the stench of raw sewage. Nonetheless, intrepid vacationers arrive from far away. According to Canada Free Press, guests include "white-robed dignitaries in Ray-Bans from the Middle East."

Activities include paramilitary training with facilities that feature fences for scaling, an obstacle course, and a firing range. Neighbors report hearing not only gunfire but explosives.

Although Islamberg may have a hard time competing with Disney World as a vacation Mecca, at least it doesn't have to pay taxes. It is a branch of Muslims of the Americas Inc., a nonprofit "charitable organization" linked to Jamaat ul-Fuqra — a radical Islamic group that actively recruits potential terrorists in our prison system, which is where most of the residents of Islamberg come from.

Similar facilities are springing up all around the country. They allow the homegrown terrorists who discover Islam in jail to go through boot camp without having to be shipped to Pakistan, as was done in the past. The Beltway Sniper John Allen Muhammad and the Shoe Bomber Richard Reid have both been linked to Jamaat ul-Fuqra. But apparently that's no reason to put it on the US Terror Watch List — or even ask it to pay taxes.

Muslim Lane, Islamberg's Main Street.

On a tip from Jenn.

May 12, 2007

UN Picks Basket Case Zimbabwe to Head Sustainable Development Commission

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:14 AM

Socialist dictator Robert Mugabe has converted Zimbabwe "from the breadbasket of Africa to the basket case of Africa" by expropriating farms run by whites and giving them to blacks, who burnt the crops and then sat around starving. His regime features 70% unemployment and 2,000% inflation. Households are limited to four hours electricity use per day.

Naturally the United Nations wants to reward this enlightened regime. Zimbabwe is expected to be appointed head of the Commission on Sustainable Development.

The UN's idea of sustainable development.

On a tip from V the K.

German State Won't Pay For Toupees

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:26 AM

Socialism has suffered a slight setback in Germany, where a court ruled that bald men have no right to state-funded hairpieces. Women and children get "long-term hair replacement support," but men will just have to wear hats or buy their own toupees.

German taxpayers remain on the hook for trips to spa resorts, breast implants, etc.

If you don't want to buy your own, you can improvise.

On a tip from Pat.

Osama Obama: Yet Another Ecohypocrite

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:44 AM

Barack the Magic Negro recently swung by Detroit to denounce the auto industry. There he extolled the CAFE standards that dictate higher gas mileage. Like nearly all government mandates, CAFE standards are counterproductive, encouraging people to drive more and making cars less safe.

If B. Hussein is enough of a tool to believe in global warming, and he imagines less car exhaust would alleviate it, he should promise to raise the tax on gasoline so that we would drive less. But this would have a deleterious effect on our economy, and more importantly, on his chances of getting elected.

So he promises to ratchet up CAFE standards by 4% per year, until we're all driving around in deathtrap golf carts like Europeans. That will force us to abandon our macho vehicles. Preaches Osamabama:

For years, while foreign competitors were investing in more fuel-efficient technology for their vehicles, American auto makers were spending their time investing in bigger, faster cars.

But what's this? B.O. himself tools around in a HEMI-powered V8 Chrysler 300C with a big old 5.7-liter engine. It looks like the government forgot to tell him what kind of car to buy.

Obama gets one of these.

But he wants us puttering around in these.

Even after Dems tax Big Oil to death, emissions could still be a problem.

On a tip from Bill V.

May 11, 2007

Dem Senators React to Illegal Alien Terrorists By Pushing Amnesty

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:06 PM

On learning that three of the Muslim terrorists who planned to murder American soldiers at Fort Dix were illegal aliens, Senate Democrats knew just how to respond: grant amnesty to illegal aliens.

Liberal nincompoop Robert Menendez (D-NJ) raved that the Fort Dix plot makes shamnesty "more compelling," because if we legalize the illegals, they won't be criminals anymore, and if they aren't criminals, they'll start obeying our laws by registering with the government, even if they are terrorists, so that we can keep tabs on them.

Patrick Leahy (D-VT) pursues the same amnesty objective from a slightly different tack:

It would be a real tragedy if we tried to make this immigration debate one dealing with terrorism. We certainly believe that the borders should be secure and we're going to do everything we can to make sure the borders are secure.

The Best Congress Money Can Buy responds:

Everything, that is, except build a secure border fence, fully staff the Border Patrol, provide the Border Patrol with state-of-the-art equipment, back up the Border Patrol with the National Guard, deport those who enter the country illegally, prosecute companies who hire illegals, question immigrants about the legality of their status during traffic stops, and end the welfare incentives for illegal immigrants.

Leahy continued to bloviate emptily:

We'll fight terrorists. We'll fight homegrown terrorists. We'll fight terrorists coming from outside our shores.


Unless fighting them involves sending troops to the countries where the operate, supporting allies in the Middle East against Islamic extremists, carrying out surveillance of terrorists and terrorist groups, imprisoning suspected terrorists, or interrogating terrorists with anything more severe than polite questioning over tea.

Leahy also saw fit to remind us for the 999th time that Timothy McVeigh was an American citizen. Why, he had even been in the military.

No wonder Muslim terrorists want this country run by Democrats.

Patrick Leahy: The kind of guy terrorists want running America.

Chicken Littles Predict Hot Summers

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:31 PM

As moronic as the global warming hoax is in most respects, there is a certain crude genius in basing a swindle on predictions that no one will remember unless they come true. A new NASA study has wasted some of your tax money coming to the politically motivated conclusion that daily highs in the Eastern USA will be about 10° warmer in the 2080s than they are today.

Your first response might be to wonder, so what? We are asked to quake in fear at the idea of our grandchildren living to see average summer highs of 91° in Washington, DC. We're supposed to fret about increased dryness too, on the theory that it makes the weather hotter.

Here in Phoenix, the temperature is already in the triple digits, and for the most part daily highs will stay there until Halloween. The place is plenty dry too, being situated in the Sonoran Desert. Yet people keep moving here by the tens of thousands, in part because they like the warm, dry climate.

But wait, buried in the report on the NASA study is the admission that temperatures in the eastern USA have actually been cooler and wetter than forecast. Why we should believe the forecast for 2080 when recent forecasts have been wrong is not explained. Nor is it explained why taxpayers should be forced to finance useless global warming propaganda.

If solar activity ebbs, and temperatures drop, this study like many others will disappear without a trace. But if temperatures happen to rise, the study will reemerge as incontrovertible truth that Al Gore's acolytes have some clue what they're talking about.

It's warm and dry! Run for your lives!

On a tip from Jay Guevara.

Minority of Dems Understand That 9/11 Was Not Bush Plot

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:46 AM

Why do Dems attempt to sink the ship they're sailing on by electing fifth-columnists like Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, who are doing everything in their power to cause us to lose the war against Islamic terrorists? If a recent Rasmussen poll is any guide, the answer could be simple: they're crazy.

Only 39% of Dems were sane enough to respond that Bush did not know about the 9/11 attacks in advance; 35% believe he did know, with the other 26% still trying to figure it out. Tokyo Rosie, Charlie Sheen, et al. are making some serious inroads. No wonder the Breck Girl treats conspiracy kooks with so much respect.

Once again we see that moonbattery is not just a failed ideology, but a form of psychosis. It is sucking millions of Americans into its vortex.

Millions of Dems agree with this headcase.

On a tip from Notre Amie.

Buy Carbon Debits

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:11 AM

Are you annoyed at the way high-profile indulgers in conspicuous energy consumption like Al Gore attempt to exempt themselves from the sacrifices they demand of everyone else by purchasing phony carbon credits? Don't just grouse — do something about it. Counteract the carbon credits with carbon debits at

Carbon debits can be purchased for as little as $5. With each carbon debit, will shred one living tree, send an email informing Al Gore, and send another to you certifying that you have done your part to put an end to the carbon credits scam.

Various packages feature extras like having "I Took Away Your Carbon Credits" plaques sent to liberal friends. Those willing to spring for the Premier Carbon Debit Vacation Package get the following:

  • Airfare to Arizona from any continental US state.
  • 1 day of carbon debiting using their tree-crushing FECON grinding head tractor — an average of 100 trees debited in a day.
  • 1 "My Carbon Footprint Is Bigger Than Yours" t-shirt with an imprint of you in the seat of the tree-killer.
  • 1 "Carbon Debit Gold Star Member" plaque.
  • 1 "I Took Away Your Carbon Credits" plaque sent to Al Gore.
  • 1 "I Increased My Carbon Footprint" t-shirt. can't guarantee they are actually harming the environment, since the trees are apparently slated for removal anyway, but they do promise that trees will be destroyed at your expense — which is more of a guarantee than gullible moonbats are getting from swindlers like TerraPass.

Making a carbon debit.

Hamline University Student Troy Scheffler Suspended For Expressing Conservative Views

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:58 AM

The case of Troy Scheffler confirms how closely academia is coming to resemble the Soviet Union. In the aftermath of the Virginia Tech massacre, officials at Scheffler's school Hamline University in Saint Paul addressed the event by sending out an email offering counseling sessions. Scheffler responded that students didn't need shoulders to cry on; they needed protection so as not to be at the mercy of maniacs. This could be accomplished by lifting Hamline's new prohibition of concealed weapons. As Scheffler wrote:

Ironically, according to a few VA Tech forums, there are plenty of students complaining that this wouldn't have happened if the school wouldn't have banned their permits a few months ago. I just don't understand why leftists don't understand that criminals don't care about laws; that is why they're criminals. Maybe this school will reconsider its repression of law-abiding citizens' rights.

Scheffler compounded his thought crime by sending a second email to University President Linda Hanson, in which he condemned not only the concealed carry ban, but also racial discrimination inflicted in the name of "diversity":

In fact, three out of three students just in my class that are "minorities" are planning on returning to Africa and all three are getting a free education on my dollar. Please stop alienating the students who are working hard every day to pay their tuition. Maybe you can instruct your staff on sensitivity towards us "privileged white folk."

Expressing such flagrantly conservative views is not to be permitted at the indoctrination camps into which our universities have degenerated. Scheffler was placed on interim suspension. To be readmitted, he would have to undergo psychological evaluation and treatment as deemed necessary. Then he would get a chance to grovel in front of the dean of students for permission to be allowed back into the school.

Even if he is reinstated, the suspension will hurt his grades and go on his permanent record, potentially crippling the career of the aspiring lawyer.

An armed police officer was stationed outside Scheffler's class to make sure he honored the suspension.

If the people running our universities were running the government, at least we would finally get that border fence; it would be needed to keep us from escaping to Mexico.

Conservative opinions are not permitted.

Hat tip: Say Anything, on a tip from Steve.

The LARK Program

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:04 AM

With thanks to Patrick, here's how Rummy might have dealt with bleeding heart complaints that the treatment of the vacationers at Club Gitmo hasn't been obsequious enough:

Dear Concerned Citizen,
Thank you for your recent letter roundly criticizing our treatment of the Taliban and Al Qaeda detainees currently being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Our administration takes these matters seriously and your opinion was heard loud and clear here in Washington. You'll be pleased to learn that, thanks to the concerns of citizens like yourself, we are creating a new division of the Terrorist Retraining Program, to be called the "Liberals Accept Responsibility for Killers" program, or LARK for short.
In accordance with the guidelines of this new program, we have decided to place one terrorist under your personal care. Your personal detainee has been selected and scheduled for transportation under heavily armed guard to your residence next Monday.
Ali Mohammed Ahmed bin Mahmud (you can just call him Ahmed) is to be cared for pursuant to the standards you personally demanded in your letter of complaint. It will likely be necessary for you to hire some assistant caretakers.
We will conduct weekly inspections to ensure that your standards of care for Ahmed are commensurate with those you so strongly recommended in your letter.
Although Ahmed is a sociopath and extremely violent, we hope that your sensitivity to what you described as his "attitudinal problem" will help him overcome these character flaws. Perhaps you are correct in describing these problems as mere cultural differences. We understand that you plan to offer counseling and home schooling.
Your adopted terrorist is extremely proficient in hand-to-hand combat and can extinguish human life with such simple items as a pencil or nail clippers. We advise that you do not ask him to demonstrate these skills at your next yoga group. He is also expert at making a wide variety of explosive devices from common household products, so you may wish to keep those items locked up, unless (in your opinion) this might offend him.
Ahmed will not wish to interact with you or your daughters (except sexually), since he views females as a subhuman form of property. This is a particularly sensitive subject for him and he has been known to show violent tendencies around women who fail to comply with the new dress code that he will recommend as more appropriate attire. I'm sure you will come to enjoy the anonymity offered by the burka — over time.
Just remember that it is all part of "respecting his culture and his religious beliefs" — wasn't that how you put it?
Thanks again for your letter. We truly appreciate it when folks like you keep us informed of the proper way to do our job . You take good care of Ahmed — and remember…we'll be watching.
Good luck!
Cordially, your friend,
Don Rumsfeld
An alternative to Club Gitmo.

Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:44 AM

In light of Nicholas Sarkozy's encouraging election, we may have to lay off calling the French "Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys." Unfortunately, we will still have plenty of opportunities to make use of the term:


The picture above is from a No Surrender Pack that can be sent via Move America Forward to America's most prominent CESMs, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi.

Sarko piece on a tip from Byron.

May 10, 2007

Nauseating El Paso Times Puff Piece on Drug Dealer Osvaldo Aldrete Davila

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:26 PM

While we're on the topic of put-upon Mexican criminals, the El Paso Times has a tear-jerking piece on Osvaldo Aldrete Davila, the illegal alien drug dealer with whom our own treacherous government chose to side against Border Patrol agents Jose Alonso Compean and Ignacio Ramos, who currently sit rotting in prison for trying to do their job by protecting American citizens from Aldrete Davila.

Being a Mexican drug dealer isn't easy. It's true that our media, courts, and government will bend over backwards to put your interests first. But you can still get shot in the buttocks if you attack Border Patrol agents while allegedly armed. In Aldrete Davila's case, this has meant dealing with a catheter and a urine collection bag. At least the American taxpayer flew him in for free medical treatment.

Plus, Aldrete Davila doesn't have a job, unless you count fixing car engines for neighbors — and continuing to smuggle drugs into the USA. His wife has a regular job, but luckless Osvaldo doesn't. Whimpers the downtrodden have-not:

Do you know what that does to a man's self-esteem?

In addition, people keep referring to him as a drug dealer. It's true he is one, but he still doesn't like it. He's even been called a "dirt bag."

By the way, Aldrete Davila is suing the US government (i.e., taxpayers) for $millions.

On a tip from MB.

Mexican Cocaine Dealer Released Over Sombrero

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:47 PM

Cocaine dealer Jorge Hernandez-Villalvazo, a Mexican native with permanent US residency status, was sentenced to time served and released after it came to light that a DEA agent was clowning around and took a picture of him wearing a sombrero and holding a Mexican flag. Supposedly this "humiliated" the poor drug dealer.

Two other people arrested in the case have pleaded guilty and are willing to sing. Another suspect was released awaiting trial, but apparently has fled to Mexico, where Hernandez-Villalvazo plans to go, possibly to stock up on wares to sell on our side of the border.

If you ever get arrested for a felony down in Mexico, don't bother offering to pose for a picture wearing a cowboy hat and waving Old Glory. I don't think it would get you out of jail.

A get-out-of-jail-free hat.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Baltimore Bureaucrat Robert Murrow Approves Anti-Rush Vandalism

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:12 PM

Robert Murrow was driving to his job as spokesman for Baltimore's Department of Public Works when he saw a billboard advertising Rush Limbaugh's excellent radio show that had been defaced by vandals. He called up The Baltimore Sun and gleefully announced:

It looks like they took globs of paint and threw it on his face. It looks great. It did my heart good.

Murrow says he's not a Limbaugh fan. Did I mention that this childish jackass is employed as a spokesman for the Department of Public Works?

A moonbat attempt at self-expression.

Hat tip: Crush Liberalism.

Michael Moore Violated Cuban Embargo to Create Anti-American Propaganda

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:54 PM

Remember the despicable publicity stunt Michael Moore arranged for his upcoming schlockumentary Sicko, whereby he exploited 9/11 responders by luring them to Cuba for free health care, in yet another attempt to make America look bad in front of his contemptible audience of condescending Euroweenies, drug-addled neo-hippies, and Democrat politicians? There's a chance that he may have to pay a price for this shameful behavior.

Liberals are fond of bellyaching over the trade embargo that restricts travel to their favorite communist slave state. Moore apparently violated this embargo by failing to obtain authorization for "travel-related transactions with respect to Cuba," according to a letter sent to him by Dale Thompson of the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control.

Unsurprisingly, Moore is seizing on his own violation of the law by spinning it into still more anti-American propaganda. He responded to the letter by placing a copy of Sicko in a "safe house" outside the country, in case the American Gestapo tries to confiscate it.

Of course, if America really were the police state Moore would like us to believe, it would have the one advantage that he would have been put in front of a firing squad long ago. In reality, Moore may be asked to pay a token fine for sneering at our laws the way he sneers at everything else American.

Michael Moore, repulsive anti-American extraordinaire.

On a tip from Nanc.

Japan Opens Baby Hatch

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:03 PM

For years buildings have featured hatches that conveniently allow you to dump your garbage or dirty laundry. In a hospital in Kumamoto, Japan, they now have one for dumping babies.

Supposedly the "baby hatch" will help reverse the cultural death spiral of Japan's plummeting birthrate, a result of wide acceptance of abortion.

Says Kumamoto Mayor Seishi Kouyama:

When I saw a simulation, in which a baby doll was placed into the hatch, I again felt determined that we must build a society in which this hatch will never be needed.

Wouldn't that be nice? But anonymously abandoning babies does beat crushing their skulls and sucking their brains out.

Just don't mix it up with the incinerator chute.

On a tip from Nanc.

W Makes Dental School Students Cheat on Exams

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:37 AM

President Bush's nefarious reach stretches everywhere, even into dental schools, where he compels students to cheat on their exams.

Sixteen students at University of Indiana School of Dentistry have been suspended for hacking their way into password-protected files that helped them on exams, with an additional 21 students receiving letters of reprimand for knowing about it and keeping quiet. The Indianapolis Star brought in associate professor of dentistry Anne Koerber all the way from the University of Illinois at Chicago to explain how this is Bush's fault:

When you have persons in high places who clearly lie about what's happening with weapons of mass destruction, or CEOs who lie about where the money is going, I think the general public gets the idea that anything that makes money is what's right.

At least the allegedly mendacious W doesn't get all the blame. Capitalism is at fault too.

Dr. Koerber "has written about the ethics of dental education." If her works are at the local bookstore, you'll probably find them in the Moonbattery section.

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

Profiles in Countermoonbattery: Samuel Toloza

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:04 AM

With all the knives being stuck in our troops' backs by the media and Congressional Democrats, it's nice to know that some of the troops fighting Islamic terrorists in Iraq know how to use knives too. Of course, they use them very differently:

NAJAF, Iraq — One of his friends was dead, 12 others lay wounded and the four soldiers still left standing were surrounded and out of ammunition. So Salvadoran Cpl. Samuel Toloza said a prayer, whipped out his knife and charged the Iraqi gunmen.
In one of the only known instances of hand-to-hand combat in the Iraq conflict, Cpl. Toloza stabbed several attackers swarming around a comrade. The stunned assailants backed away momentarily, just as a relief column came to the unit's rescue.

"We never considered surrender," Said Toloza. "I was trained to fight until the end." Why can't we have people of this caliber as our Senate Majority Leader or Speaker of the House?

Hey wait — this guy's from El Salvador. According to the Dems and the MSM, only America advocates democracy in Iraq, with the rest of the world on the side of the terrorists. So you probably won't be hearing about Toloza on the evening news.

Samuel Toloza with the knife he used to fight off terrorists.

On a tip from The Panday.

Breck Girl Panders to 9/11 Conspiracy Theorists

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:51 AM

The psychosis driving the Democrat Party is getting ever closer to the surface. You might have heard from barking moonbats like Rosie O'Donnell and Charlie Sheen that 9/11 was actually an American plot. Even those progressives open-minded enough to admit that Muslim terrorists flew planes into the twin towers enjoy believing that Building 7 was brought down by our own government as part of some nefarious conspiracy.

Here's the presidential candidate John Edwards responding to this absurd notion:

Imagine if someone told us in October 2001 that we would soon face the prospect of a President who politely promises to investigate the notion that America blew up the World Trade Center. Yet it did get the Breck Girl some hearty applause — and a horrible sinking feeling tells me the Dems haven't hit bottom yet.

Hat tips: Ace of Spades, Hot Air. On a tip from V the K.

Iraq Liberation Act

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:13 AM

Possibly the most frightening aspect of the irresponsible moonbats who have taken over George Soros' Democrat Party is their willingness to rewrite history on the fly to suit their short-term convenience, with the eager assistance of their toadies in the media. Currently, their strategy of deliberately causing the USA to lose "Bush's war" in Iraq so they can hang it around Republicans' necks calls for erasing the fact that the war was undertaken with support from both parties.

The problem with their approach is, they haven't been able to shove all evidence of the past down the Memory Hole. For example, the Clinton era Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 makes it clear that regime change in Iraq was US policy even before Bush came to Washington.

The Act states plainly a historical fact that the media has done its best to obliterate — that Saddam did have weapons of mass destruction, and that he used them against Iran and against his own civilian population. It confirms that Saddam committed genocide, killing Kurds by the tens of thousands. It also brings up the all-but-forgotten fact that Saddam attempted to assassinate former President George H.W. Bush, an intolerable act of aggression.

Here's a highlight from the Act:

On August 14, 1998, President Clinton signed Public Law 105–235, which declared that "the Government of Iraq is in material and unacceptable breach of its international obligations'' and urged the President "to take appropriate action, in accordance with the Constitution and relevant laws of the United States, to bring Iraq into compliance with its international obligations.''

The Act calls for "indicting, prosecuting, and imprisoning Saddam Hussein and other Iraqi officials who are responsible for crimes against humanity, genocide, and other criminal violations of international law." It was cited as a basis of support in the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq, which Congress passed in 2002 with support from both parties.

Regardless of how the Dems and their MSM accomplices may distort or ignore the recent past, the war belongs to the whole government, not just those who are trying to win it.

Not that long ago, Dems didn't like him either.

On a tip from Walt.

May 9, 2007

Graduation Contingent on Watching Goracle's Propaganda

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:33 PM

Not just anyone can earn a degree from Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. This special honor is reserved for those willing to sit through Al Gore's hysterical horror film An Inconvenient Truth, which hammers home the notion that the entire planet is doomed unless we start taking the global warming hoax seriously.

No one graduates without taking "Core 101: Science, Technology and Society," which requires students to watch the Goracle's video diatribe in class.

But of course, both sides of the climate change debate are presented. Students also watch the highly educational Channel 4 production The Great Global Warming Swindle. … Just kidding. You didn't believe me, did you?

College Republican and RWU junior Dana Peloso sent a letter to Jeffrey Hughes, assistant dean of marine and natural sciences, asking why only one side is given of this highly politicized topic. Hughes responded in typical liberal fashion, righteously declaring that there only is one side: the politically correct one. In Hughes' words:

After an initial and heated debate, scientists no longer question whether the atmosphere is being warmed due to human activities and instead are increasingly impressed with the speed and impact of the process. I repeat: there is no doubt that we're warming the earth and that a continuation of our activities will lead to profound changes. Penguins, polar bears and your unborn children have no vote in this. They must live with decisions we make today.

A liberal concerned about the fate of unborn children? Who says there's nothing new under the sun?

The notion that scientists don't question left-wing propaganda on global warming is not just inaccurate; it is a brazen and preposterous lie. The first few prominent scientists to come to mind who dismiss it include Josef Reichholf, Reid Bryson, Richard Lindzen, and Fred Singer. For more, refer to The Great Global Warming Swindle (watch it here, since you won't be seeing it in many college classrooms).

The politicization of college campuses has reached such an extreme that even in science classes, factual reality takes a back seat to moonbat ideology.

Required viewing.

Vegans' Baby Dies of Malnutrition

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:36 PM

The moonbattery of liberal kooks is always good for a laugh — until the innocent get killed. Atlanta vegans Lamont Thomas and Jade Sanders attempted to impose their wacky ideology on their newborn son Crown Shakur by feeding him a diet of soy milk and apple juice. (Vegans consider it politically incorrect to consume animal products.) Unsurprisingly, the poor kid died of malnutrition at six weeks, weighing a pitiful 3.5 pounds.

Fortunately, the vegan lovebirds will pay a price for inflicting death by moonbattery on the helpless baby. They have been sentenced to life in prison for malice murder, felony murder, involuntary manslaughter, and cruelty to children.

Moonbats often kill their children by abortion, but this method was even more cruel, subjecting the baby to a prolonged agonizing death. Born in the family bathtub, Crown Shakur never knew anything but misery.

Thomas bleated in his own defense:

We're vegetarians; we are against animal cruelty, so why would I be cruel to my son? Why would I do something with his body? We are against animals being murdered; why would we be cruel to him and try to do something to his body?

But even moonbats know there is a difference between an animal and a human being. Imagine vegans starving an animal to death.

Crown Shakur.

On a tip from Steve.

Keith Olbermann Denounces Arrest of Fort Dix Terrorists

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:12 PM

The delusional psychos at HuffPo — some of whom think the arrest of six Muslims for planning to kill soldiers at Fort Dix was actually staged by President Bush — have gotten some backing from MSNBC, whose talking headcase Keith Olbermann denounced the arrest of the terrorists in an incoherent rant that suggests either the whole thing was faked, or else it doesn't matter because the terrorists are "morons."

A few lowlights:

The FBI claims it has broken up a plot to attack Fort Dix in New Jersey. […] The details of the supposed plot don't seem to hold together that well […] though that did not stop extensive and entirely credulous coverage on TV, the Internet, in print today. […][T]he FBI has arrested six morons.

Once again, Olbermann has managed to wedge his pointy head into a tinfoil hat several sizes too small, cutting off the flow of oxygen to whatever serves him as a brain. Does he really think the FBI may have made the whole thing up at the behest of W, but everyone in the media is too "credulous" to suspect it but him? As for dismissing the seriousness of the plot because the plotters are morons, Olbermann Watch has an apt response:

Keith conveniently ignores that just a few weeks ago there was a deranged "moron" who, acting alone, killed over 30 people with just two handguns. Zacharrias Moussoui was caught before he could carry out the 9/11 attacks because he was such a "moron" that he told flight instructors he only wanted to learn how to take off — yet 19 other "morons" killed close to 3,000 people. The 1993 World Trade Center bombers were such "morons" that one of them went back to the Ryder rental office to claim his deposit on the truck used to blow up the Tower One parking garage — after they had killed six people and injured over 1,000. A border patrol agent prevented the Millennium Plot because one of these "morons" was caught with a cache of explosives in the trunk of his car. A transatlantic flight did not explode over the ocean because Richard Reid was such a "moron" that he was unable to light the fuse for the bomb in his shoe before being tackled by an alert passenger and a flight attendant.

Not to mention Olbie himself, who is either a moron or a paranoid schizophrenic, but who is able to inflict damage on this country by encouraging the bizarre delusions of nutroots moonbats.

Here's video:

Soros May Extend Power to World Bank Through Mark Malloch Brown

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:16 PM

The Wall Street Journal reports that slug-like Sorosite vermin and ex–Kofi Annan lackey Mark Malloch Brown has been gunning for World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz, and may be angling for his job.

Malloch Brown is an exceedingly distasteful character who as Kofi Annan's chief of staff did his best to cover the rampant corruption taking place in the cesspool known as the United Nations, where he specialized in telling spectacularly audacious lies. After an audit of the UN's peacekeeping procurement found that $310 million had been lost from overpayment, bid rigging, mismanagement, etc., Malloch Brown announced that "Not a penny was lost from the organization." When Paul Volcker's investigation of the Oil For Food scam found that Annan had been "aware of [Saddam's] kickback scheme at least as early as February 2001," Malloch Brown declared that Annan had been "fully exonerated." He also improperly allowed UN staffer Justin Leites to play a leading role in the presidential campaign of John "Botched Joke" Kerry.

His new master is the sinister financier George Soros, current owner of the Democrat Party. Soros has housed Malloch Brown on his estate, the better to keep his lapdog on a short leash, and has named him vice president of his Quantum Fund.

Malloch Brown is a former World Bank official and an ally of Gordon Brown, soon to be Prime Minister of the UK, putting him in a strong position to take over the World Bank presidency, once they've managed to get rid of Wolfowitz. This will further extend the frightening reach of the rabidly anti-American Soros' power, and replace Wolfowitz's attempts at reform with the corruption and moonbattery for which Malloch Brown became known at the UN.

Slithering a tentacle into the World Bank.

Moonbats Already Attempting to Imus Rush

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:02 AM

Will authoritarian liberals work their way up gradually? Or will the next guy to get the Imus treatment be Rush Limbaugh himself?

If you listen to Rush's highly recommended show, you've probably heard the Paul Shanklin parody song "Barack the Magic Negro," inspired by the aggressively black David Ehrenstein's editorial "Obama the 'Magic Negro'" (definition of a Magic Negro here).

In light of the Imus lynching, it was inevitable that the liberal media would scour Rush's program for evidence of "racism" that could be used to shut him up. CBS13 in Sacramento thought they had it with the Magic Negro song. They posted a poll asking the public to denounce El Rushbo as a witch, I mean racist.

Rush responded with a counter-poll, asking if CBS13's morning show hosts are "morons who are threatening racial harmony" — 97% answered in the affirmative.

Tempting as it to laugh off this idiocy, it won't be the last probe attack before liberals use "racism" as a pretext to open up a full-scale war on conservatives' right to express their views publicly.

In authoritarian liberals' crosshairs.

On a tip from V the K.

Unholy Alliance Attacks France From Within

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:24 AM

One of the major long-term effects of September 11, 2001 was that it cemented a strategic alliance between the moonbat Left and totalitarian Islam, two movements with diametrically opposing ideologies, yet strikingly similar objectives. A manifestation of this alliance has been erupting in France every night since Nicolas Sarkozy was elected President.

The media puts its politically correct ideology ahead of its duty to inform the public by refusing to be forthcoming regarding the Islamic contribution to French rioting, but it's unlikely that the rioters don't include many of the same Muslims who have burned thousands of cars in France just to show the police who's boss. The Times of India notes:

In the high-immigrant suburb of Grigny in southern Paris, meanwhile, one policeman was injured and two people arrested in running battles on Tuesday afternoon between police and groups of five or six throwing Molotov cocktails, police said.

Translation: Muslims are assaulting police in the streets. But they aren't the only ones. The election of a Jewish, law-and-order, pro-American President is just as intolerable to moonbats. The animals throwing bricks at cops in the Bastille district appear to be non-Muslim leftists, possibly inspired by defeated socialist candidate Segolene Royal's threat that there would be violence if she wasn't elected.

In addition to attacking the police, rioters have been torching cars by the hundreds, smashing windows, and looting stores. They set fire to a garage, a Renault showroom, a nursery school, and a local branch office of Sarkozy's UMP party.

Sarkozy has his work cut out for him. It won't be easy preventing the unholy alliance of Muslims and moonbats from tearing France apart at the seams.


Osama Obama Inflates Kansas Death Toll by 83,333%

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:59 AM

The tasteless joke going by the name Barack Hussein Obama got a little carried away while trying to exploit the recent tornado tragedy in Greensburg, Kansas, yelping at a fundraiser:

In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died — an entire town destroyed.

The actual death toll was 12, but as they say, close enough for government work.

B.O. shamelessly took the opportunity to repeat Kansas' Democrat Governor Kathleen Sebelius' cheap claim that the war in Iraq was to blame because it diverted National Guard resources. Sebelius has since backed down from her irresponsible remark, but don't hold your breath waiting for Osama Obama to follow suit.

Hard to believe, but Shrillary is not the Dems' worst candidate.

On tips from Varla and V the K.

May 8, 2007

Biologist Josef Reichholf Laughs Off the Global Warming Hoax

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:50 PM

If you hear jolly guffaws, it could be yet another scientist laughing off the global warming hoax. Some highlights from a Spiegel interview with biologist Josef Reichholf:

Personally, I'm even looking forward to a milder climate. […] Biologically speaking, we are children of the tropics. Wherever man lives, he artificially creates tropical living conditions.

But what about the cataclysmic floods the Goracle promises?

[C]atastrophic flooding […] is in fact caused by too much development along rivers and not by more extreme weather events, which we can't change anyway.

As for wild-eyed predictions that global warming will cause as much as 30% of all species to go extinct:

It's nothing but fear-mongering, for which there is no concrete evidence. On the contrary, there is much to be said for the argument that warming temperatures promote biodiversity. […] To put it succinctly, the warmer a region is, the more diverse are its species.

Much as liberals claim to worship diversity, you don't see much of it at the North Pole. But what about the notion that climate change is hurtling toward us so fast that species won't have a chance to adapt?

This claim is already contradicted by the fact that there have been much faster climate fluctuations in the past, which did not automatically lead to a global extinction of species. As a biologist, I can tell you that only the fewest animals and plants are accustomed to rigid climate conditions.

Regarding the particularly ignorant claim that global warming will spread malaria:

[M]alaria isn't even a true tropical disease. In the 19th century, thousands of people in Europe, including Germany, the Netherlands and even Scandinavia, died of malaria, even though they had never gone abroad. That's because this disease was still prevalent in northern and central Europe in previous centuries. We only managed to eliminate malaria in Europe by quarantining the sick, improving hygiene and draining swamps. That's why I consider it virtually impossible that malaria would return to us purely because of climate change.

To sum up:

Precisely because we have to feed a growing population on this planet, we should in fact embrace a warmer climate. In warmer regions it takes far less effort to ensure survival.

In other words, if humans did create global warming (which we don't), we ought to create more of it. Climate change hysteria is sheer, unadulterated B.S., force-fed to the gullible by unscrupulous propagandists to advance their own selfish agendas. But you probably knew that.

Someone forgot to tell Josef Reichholf about the consensus.

Is CBS Planning to Imus Lou Dobbs?

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:36 PM

AIM notes that a recent 60 Minutes hit piece on Lou Dobbs was particularly ominous for its inclusion of Mark Potok, who denounced Dobbs from the point of view of someone "who monitors hate groups for the Southern Poverty Law Center."

Although he works primarily for CNN, Dobbs holds some conservative views; most notably, he believes our southern border should be defended from foreign invasion. The Southern Poverty Law Center is a hard-core leftist outfit that lists the Christian Traditional Values Coalition as a hate group along with the KKK and the Nation of Islam on the grounds that it doesn't favor special legal privileges for homosexuals.

Dobbs was just hired to do television commentary by the same CBS that produces 60 Minutes, and that recently fired Don Imus from his radio show for uttering the unconscionable phrase "nappy-headed hos" — despite it having been his highly paid job for years to talk that kind of trash. Potok's ominous presence on 60 Minutes suggests that opposition to unrestrained illegal immigration is being set up as a comparable example of "racism."

We've already heard from the exceedingly powerful Congressman Charlie Rangel (D-NY) that it's racist to want your taxes lowered. What else will become racist in the coming years?

Meanwhile, creatures like Dennis Kucinich wring their oily hands with glee at the thought of Dems taking the White House, which would allow them to push through the absurdly named "Fairness Doctrine" — aka the "Hush Rush" law, because its first use will be to silence Rush Limbaugh. The other day the House passed a "hate crimes" bill that, as AIM puts it, "attempts to criminalize what people think and say, rather than what they do" and "helps lay the groundwork for a federal Fairness Doctrine to authorize bureaucrats to dictate what can and cannot be said on the air."

The primary threat to our basic liberties comes not from abroad, but from the suppurating infection that manifests itself as the mainstream media and the Democrat Party — i.e., the gangrenous ulcer known as moonbattery.

Advancing from Imus to more serious prey.

History Can Repeat Itself

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:18 PM

Fred Thompson does well to remind us that the phrase "to the Shores of Tripoli" in the Marine Corps Hymn refers to America's first foreign war, which was fought against Muslim thugs who rejected civilized conventions to prey upon innocent civilians.

The Barbary pirates were not freelance buccaneers but agents of the North African provinces of the Islamic Ottoman Empire. In its infancy, America had no navy, so our ships were easy prey for these goons, who not only looted cargo, but kidnapped whomever they found on the ships, enslaving them or holding them for ransom.

Muslim rulers agreed to curtail these activities, but only if we paid them tribute, which 18th-century moonbats were only too willing to do — even as the absurd Barack Obama suggests doing now.

Thomas Jefferson himself, along with John Adams, attempted to negotiate with an envoy from Tripoli. Here's a description of his report, from an 1872 issue of The Atlantic Monthly:

Disguising their feelings as best they could, they 'took the liberty to make some inquiries concerning the ground of the pretensions to make war upon nations who had done them no injury.' The ambassador replied that it was written in their Koran, that all nations which had not acknowledged the Prophet were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave." He claimed every one of their guys who was "slain in this warfare was sure to go to paradise."

Sound familiar? Soon afterward, the US Navy was created, and not long after that, Jefferson sent in the Marines. The Barbary Wars lasted 14 years, but fortunately the MSM wasn't around to call it a quagmire, and Harry Reid wasn't here to declare that we had lost.

America prevailed, and so civilization prevailed. The seas were made navigable. Trade was allowed to flourish.

Until the form of gangrene known as moonbattery eats away our legs beneath us, America will continue to prevail. When we fall, darkness will close in over us — and over the rest of the world.

The Barbary Wars weren't a cakewalk either. But we won.

On a tip from Byron.

HuffPo Spins Foiled Fort Dix Terror Plot

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:48 PM

You almost have to admire moonbats for the discipline and ingenuity required to twist absolutely every event, even the foiled Muslim terror plot to kill soldiers at Fort Dix, into an excuse to bash Bush. Here's how the tinfoil-hat–wearing kooks at Puffington Host are spinning it:

Sorry. This administration has conditioned me to deem this to be wholly manufactured bullshit. Next !!
George Bush is creating more hate in the World every day that he remains in office.
Sounds like a feeble attempt by the Bu$h administration to recreate the 911 hysteria all over again.
It is time to get Bush and Cheney impeached so that we can get on with fixing the chaotic mess they have created.
Isnt it strange that the US Attorneys office dont seem to know much about these guys but they are perfectly sure about their plans to "kill as many as possible"? This will scare the crap out of the Republiwackos and Reich Wing Christiwackos, but any thoughtful person will see through this as poorly thought out Pentagon Propaganda of the simplist sort.
Another "here we go again"????? Is it fear time? I think it is sad that it has come to the point where we can't believe anything they tell us! It is the old "they have cried wolf so many times", we are smart to be sceptical!

In short, the plot never happened, and besides it was Bush's fault for making them hate us.

A conservative commenter also came under fire for noticing that an initial news report buried the fact that the terrorists are of course Muslims:

They could be Orthodox Christians, for all we know now, you bigot.

Another chose to pretend the terrorists are Serbs. Why not just believe they are Baptists from Alabama?

Trying to reason with Islamic terrorists is insane, but it would make more sense than attempting a rational, fact-based conversation with the nutroots.

A peek into HuffPo.

On a tip from V the K.

Dems Demand US Taxpayers Pay Reparations on Behalf of Imperial Japanese

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:36 AM

In an appalling example of the sort of lunacy we're in for as Democrats tighten their grip on our government, a Dem bill before Congress (H.R. 1595) is calling on American taxpayers to shell out reparations to the citizens of Guam — for what was done to them by the Imperial Japanese, from whom we rescued them at the cost of many American lives.

Victims of Japanese atrocities and their survivors are to be handed up to $25,000 apiece of our money, courtesy of the noble Robin Hoods of the Democrat Party.

Next, Dems might move on to handing the loot they steal from us to descendants of anyone killed by the Austro-Hungarian Empire during WWI.

Marines died to make Guam safe for Dems to drop our money on.

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin, on a tip from Ent.

Ecoterrorist Chelsea Gerlach Could Get 10 Years

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:56 AM

The insidious ideology known as environmentalism attacks civilization from many directions. Jet-set Tinseltown royalty assails us with panicked lies from on high, while bureauweenies hem us in with senseless regulations from all sides. From below, rising up like rotting corpses in a zombie movie, tearing viciously at all that is sane and constructive with filthy clawlike hands, come environmental activists like Chelsea Gerlach, whom prosecutors would like to put away for a modest 10 years.

Gerlach and fellow friend of the Earth William Rodgers were part of an environmentalist sect known as The Family (à la Charles Manson) that conspired to burn down a Vail ski resort for the sake of the animals. Eight structures were destroyed in what stood for five years as America's costliest case of ecovandalism.

Rodgers did the dirty work while Gerlach served in a supporting role, driving him around and writing up a communiqué claiming responsibility for the deed in the name of Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front. Rodgers later committed suicide in an Arizona jail, either because he wanted to take the rare step of actually living up to antihuman environmentalist rhetoric, or because like most left-wing activists he was a psychological basket case.

The longer demagogues in the MSM, Hollyweird, and the government fan the flames of environmental hysteria, the more home-grown terrorists like Gerlach and Rodgers we are likely to see.

The lovely ecoterrorist Chelsea Gerlach.

Islamic Gratitude

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:59 AM

Remember during the Clinton Administration, when we bombed Serbia back to the Stone Age for the sake of Balkan Muslims? Religion of Peaceniks have tried to repay us for our kindness, but fortunately the FBI stopped them.

Six Muslims have just been arrested for plotting to kill "as many soldiers as possible" at Fort Dix, which was used to shelter over 4,000 Muslim Albanian refugees after the Kosovo conflict. Four of the six are from what was once Yugoslavia — i.e., they were the ones on whose behalf Clinton foolishly intervened in the Balkans.

But I'm sure if we're just extra, extra nice, Muslims will like us and we can go back to ignoring terrorism while we attend to more serious matters, like the global warming hoax.

Balkan Muslims planned to leave a thank you note.

Non-Moonbat Professor Driven Out For Citing George Washington

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:32 AM

Ever wonder how such a high percentage of college professors turn out to be raving moonbats? It isn't by chance. Here's what happens to professors who don't conform.

Professor Walter Kehowski at Glendale Community College near Phoenix sent out George Washington's "Thanksgiving Day Proclamation of 1789" in an email to his colleagues. Worse, the email included a link to conservative Pat Buchanan's website, from which Kehowski took the address. For this crime, he has been placed on forced administrative leave. His termination has been recommended by the head of the school. Soon he will be out of a job, and there will be one fewer non-moonbat in academia.

The pretext for sending Kehowski to the guillotine is the Maricopa County Community College District's policy against sending out emails that don't "support education, research, scholarly communication, administration, and other MCCCD business." An ad for buying goats for orphans in Uganda, Women's History Month propaganda, and information on the health benefits of eating bananas have qualified. An address by the father of our country does not.

One day even knowing his name will be grounds for firing.

On a tip from Wiggins.

May 7, 2007

Islam's Satanic Answer to Mickey Mouse

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:59 PM

Hamas TV has its own version of Disney: a sinister Mickey Mouse look-alike who exhorts the kiddies to kill Jews.

He goes by the name Farfur and tells the children in his squeaky voice to drink their milk, pray to Allah, and "resist" the "oppressive invading Zionist occupation."

Itamar Marcus, director of Palestinian Media Watch, notes that "resist" is Palestinian for "employ terrorism." Says Marcus:

Their message is of hatred toward Jews, hatred toward Israel, hatred to America as well.

But if imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery, maybe Muslims secretly like us, and all the terrorism is just an attempt to get our attention.

Mickey Mouse's evil twin.

On a tip from Bergbikr.

Starbucks Rams Moonbattery Down Customers' Throats

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:28 AM

As if in a misguided attempt to justify its excessive prices, Starbucks has been serving up free moonbattery along with its coffee. Starbucks customer Michelle Incanno was annoyed to find this printed on the side of her cup:

Why in moments of crisis do we ask God for strength and help? As cognitive beings, why would we ask something that may well be a figment of our imaginations for guidance? Why not search inside ourselves for the power to overcome? After all, we are strong enough to cause most of the catastrophes we need to endure.

Objects Incanno, a Catholic:

I don't think there needs to be religious dialogue on it. I just want coffee.

In addition to atheism, Starbucks cups have also advanced open homosexuality. This quote was featured on a cup at Baptist Baylor University:

My only regret about being gay is that I repressed it for so long. I surrendered my youth to the people I feared when I could have been out there loving someone. Don't make that mistake yourself. Life's too damn short.

Starbucks spokeswoman Sanja Gould characterizes the propagandizing coffee cups as a "way to promote open, respectful conversation among a wide variety of individuals." Whether the variety is wide enough to include anyone right of center is doubtful.

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Free moonbattery with your overpriced coffee.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Ecokook Paul Watson Calls For Radical Population Reduction

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:48 AM

In case the arrogant, sociopathic, anticivilization, and antihuman agenda of environmentalists wasn't sufficiently clear, militant whale-lover Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society spells it out so that no one can fail to grasp what they're after.

Like any good Gaiaist, Watson sees Earth as a living organism, and the human race as a disease infecting it — the "AIDS of the Earth," as he puts it. The obvious ultimate solution is to put an end to humanity, an objective unprecedented in the annals of evil ideologies.

For now, Watson is willing to settle for an interim solution — we must "re-wild" the planet. This will require "a complete overhaul of all of humanities [sic] economic, cultural, and life style systems" and even "a complete transformation of all human realities." Whatever you say, Mr. Watson, sir!

Among Watson's demands: no city can have a population larger than 20,000. Remember when Pol Pot killed a third of the Cambodian population by forcing people to evacuate cities for the sake of his communist utopia? Watson scoffs at such minor league genocide. He wants the human population reduced to less than 1 billion. At least five out of six of us have to die to please Gaia. Unfortunately Watson is not volunteering to go first.

Those who remain will "need to recognize that all the other species that live on this planet are also fellow citizens." Why should we be so egotistical as to think a human being is worth more than a cockroach?

In Watson's dystopia, fossil fuels will not be allowed. Sea transportation will have to be by sail. The airline industry will be replaced by solar-powered blimps. Cars will be forbidden.

Fish must be caught individually by hand, though Watson would prefer if we go vegan. It's not that he loves all animals. He dislikes not only humans but also cows, sheep, dogs, and cats — whose populations, he ominously insists, must be lowered.

Oh, and he wants socialized medicine.

Watson sums up:

Curing a body of cancer requires radical and invasive therapy, and therefore, curing the biosphere of the human virus will also require a radical and invasive approach.

If only we knew how to cure the real cancer — the rampant moonbattery that has produced modern environmentalism.

Human-hating envirowacko Paul Watson.

On a tip from El Presidente.

May 6, 2007

Moonbats: Babies Are a Sin Against Gaia

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:01 PM

In a striking example of Darwinism in action, environmentalists are calling on their fellow moonbats to have smaller families, on the grounds that babies are bad for the environment. The Optimum Population Trust has displayed the characteristic liberal reverence for human life by announcing that having only two children instead of three can reduce dreaded CO2 emissions by the equivalent of 620 flights per year between New York and London.

According to the group's co-chair John Guillebaud, who is also an emeritus professor of family planning at University College London:

The greatest thing anyone in Britain could do to help the future of the planet would be to have one less child.

Got that? The greatest thing you can do is refrain from bringing a human life into the world. Environmentalism isn't just kooky. It is antihuman.

Fortunately, only moonbats are likely to take Guillebaud's advice. This should have a beneficial effect on the gene pool.

Enviromoonbats: Babies are bad.

Sarkozy Wins, Moonbats Riot

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:23 PM

French moonbats reacted to the election of relatively conservative Nicolas Sarkozy as you might expect — by rioting.

Police were forced to resort to tear gas and water cannons at the Place de la Bastille, as leftist sociopaths wearing masks threw bottles, stones, and whatever else came to hand. Anarchists burned Sarkozy in effigy while chanting "police everywhere, justice nowhere."

Imagine the chaos that would ensue if there weren't enough police to prevent moonbats from imposing their hellish conception of "justice." Worse still, imagine the carnage if the moonbats controlled the police. This has come to pass in places like Russia, China, Cambodia, and Cuba, resulting in a nine-figure death toll. Fortunately France is moving in the opposite direction.

Nicolas Sarkozy: A move in the right direction.

Yet Another Scientist Laughs Off Global Warming

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:35 PM

While Sheryl Crow denounces the arrogance of those who won't drink the climate change Kool-Aid, prominent meteorologist Reid Bryson observes that climate change is totally natural and has nothing to do with SUVs or incandescent light bulbs:

Climate's always been changing and it's been changing rapidly at various times, and so something was making it change in the past. Before there were enough people to make any difference at all, two million years ago, nobody was changing the climate, yet the climate was changing, okay?
All this argument is the temperature going up or not, it's absurd. Of course it's going up. It has gone up since the early 1800s, before the Industrial Revolution, because we're coming out of the Little Ice Age, not because we're putting more carbon dioxide into the air.

Bryson notes that Vikings farmed on currently ice-choked Greenland for longer than America has existed, and that retreating glaciers in the Alps have revealed mature forest, agricultural water-management structures, and even a silver mine:

A silver mine! The guys had stacked up their tools because they were going to be back the next spring to mine more silver, only the snow never went. There used to be less ice than now. It's just getting back to normal.

As for the bogus notion that CO2 causes global warming:

In the first 30 feet of the atmosphere, on the average, outward radiation from the Earth, which is what CO2 is supposed to affect, how much [of the reflected energy] is absorbed by water vapor? In the first 30 feet, 80 percent, okay? And how much is absorbed by carbon dioxide? Eight hundredths of one percent. One one-thousandth as important as water vapor. You can go outside and spit and have the same effect as doubling carbon dioxide.

A few of Bryson's qualifications:

Reid A. Bryson holds the 30th PhD in Meteorology granted in the history of American education. Emeritus Professor and founding chairman of the University of Wisconsin Department of Meteorology — now the Department of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences — in the 1970s he became the first director of what's now the UW's Gaylord Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies. He's a member of the United Nations Global 500 Roll of Honor — created, the U.N. says, to recognize "outstanding achievements in the protection and improvement of the environment." He has authored five books and more than 230 other publications and was identified by the British Institute of Geographers as the most frequently cited climatologist in the world.

Hmm, nothing there about being a pop star. Let's not be arrogant by listening to Professor Bryson instead of Cheryl Crow.

Reid Bryson: Not drinking the Kool-Aid.

Sheryl Crow Laments That Greed and Apathy Won't Let Go of It's Hold

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:15 PM

Taking irony to new heights, entertainment industry space cadet Sheryl Crow, who wants us to switch to overpriced toxic light bulbs and make do with one square of toilet paper in honor of her godless Gaiaist religion, is chastising America for having "lost touch with our connection to the earth" and for having "risen to great heights of arrogance."

According to Crone, global warming isn't a partisan issue — it's just that conservatives are all wrong for refusing to play along with a hoax perpetrated to advance left-wing agendas.

Distraught that not everyone is drinking the Kool-Aid, Sheryl wonders "where are the voices screaming for injustices to cease, for greed and apathy to let go of it's hold?" Being a pop star may earn you a soapbox, but it doesn't come with language skills.

Is moonbattery?

Reuters Celebrates Naked Mexicans

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:03 PM

The libs at Reuters can hardly contain their joy at the foothold moonbattery has been getting in Mexico, as demonstrated today by the 18,000 naked Mexicans who gathered at historic Zocalo Square in Mexico City.

Zocalo is surrounded by a cathedral, City Hall, and the National Palace, the official seat of the Mexican government. Reuters celebrates the willingness of thousands of Mexicans to parade naked at this location as a victory of degeneracy over dignity (or as Reuters puts it, being "prudish").

Roto-Reuters also smugly notes that Mexico City legislators have legalized abortion, allow civil ceremonies at which homosexuals are "getting hitched," and are considering euthanasia.

We may need that border fence even more than we knew.

Thousands of naked Mexicans.

Moonbat Killjoys Target Barbeque

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:37 PM

The Primrose Hill Community Association has held an annual barbeque for 29 years. Unfortunately, it is located in Labour's North London heartland. With moonbattery ascendant, organizers of the barbeque now must:

  • Use gas-powered grills instead of having a proper charcoal barbeque.
  • Celebrate diversity by recruiting non-Caucasians.
  • Find someone with a food hygiene degree to cook the burgers.
  • Conduct a customer-satisfaction survey, to be completed by at least 5% of those attending.

If they jump through all the right hoops, the local council (which is thoroughly infested with Liberal Democrats) will give them £400 of taxpayers' money.

But since the organizers can't afford professional caterers and can't find volunteers with a food hygiene degree, the barbeque may not be held this year.

Under siege: the Primrose Hill Barbeque.

On a tip from El Presidente.

May 5, 2007

British Bureaucrats Milk Enviromoonbattery

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:23 AM

Enviromoonbattery does serve one purpose: it allows bureaucrats to provide less for more, while simultaneously gnawing away at our freedoms. In Britain, the government has been exploiting green mania to make life all but unlivable.

Many local councils now pick up garbage only twice a week. The excuse is that this will force people to recycle their garbage, thus helping to meet European Union targets for reducing landfill volume. In actuality the only result is the garbage piles up and stinks, attracting disease-spreading rats and flies. But it does save the councils some money.

Envirokookiness also allows bureauweenies to generate new income. Brits pay $200 fines for not separating their recycling properly. It even permits charging twice for the same service, as when citizens are asked to pay up to $2.56 per mile to drive on roads that were already paid for with their taxes.

An apparent objective of liberal bureaucrats is to discourage employment, so that the largest possible percentage of the population is dependent on the government teat for subsistence. How better to do that than with road pricing schemes that could cost commuters as much as $50/day to go to work?

If you think gas is expensive in the US, trying filling up in the UK, where there is a $4/gallon tax on it, plus a 17.5% VAT on both the gas and the tax on the gas. That's right, the greedy green libs running Britain tax even taxes.

London imposes a "congestion charge" that has quickly risen to $16. The area it covers just doubled. Mayor Red Ken Livingstone now wants to jack the rate up to $50/day on vehicles deemed to be high carbon-emitters, which includes even some sedans. In Richmond, it can cost $600/year just to park in front of your house.

Another advantage of envirokookiness is it excuses the expansion of the surveillance state. Microchips have been implanted in garbage bins to keep track of how much garbage people are throwing away — all the better to regulate it.

As Lionel Shriver puts it:

Britain pursues monetarily punitive policies to advance environmental goals. Expediently, punitive fiscal policies line treasury coffers. They not only disproportionately penalize the less well off, and stultify economic growth; these fees, fines, duties, and charges lurking on every corner also create a larger social climate of oppression, resentment, and paranoia.

But what a small price to pay to be protected from the imaginary global warming crisis!

Saving Gaia by not collecting the garbage.

On a tip from Varla.

May 4, 2007

Moonbats Want Monkeys Classified as People

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:28 PM

Many moonbats are so morally and intellectually disoriented that they cannot distinguish between an animal and a human. In Austria, a campaign is underway to have a chimpanzee named Hiasl legally classified as a person.

Eberhart Theuer, a lawyer for the Association Against Animal Factories, explains:

Our main argument is that Hiasl is a person and has basic legal rights. We mean the right to life, the right to not be tortured, the right to freedom under certain conditions. We're not talking about the right to vote here.

No voting rights? Democrats will be disappointed.

If only unborn humans enjoyed the right to life. As PETA president Ingrid Newkirk puts it:

A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy.

So how can a human baby be worth less than a monkey?

Ranked lower than a monkey.

On a tip from Steve.

Laurie David Wants the Goracle to Adopt Her

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:50 PM

Providing still more evidence that global warming Kool-Aid–guzzlers are perpetual children who want the authorities to be their parents, Hollyweird moonbat Laurie David (wife of Seinfeld producer Larry David) gushes that she wishes Al Gore, authoritarian high priest of the Gaia cult, would adopt her.

David has made her contribution to global warming hysteria by producing the Goracle's hyperbolic propaganda epic A Convenient Lie. She also tagged along with bubble-brained pop star Cheryl Crow on her recent global warming propaganda tour, during which Crow announced that we should help save the polar bears by using only one square of toilet paper. As for what David has been doing about the actual global warming that she alleges will plunge the world into crisis within the next couple of years:

I have changed as many lightbulbs as I could to (higher efficiency) bulbs. I started a new idling rule at the school carpool lane (cars dropping and picking up kids can't idle their engines more than 30 seconds). I bring a garment bag to the dry cleaners (instead of having the dry cleaners wrap her clothes in petroleum-based plastic). I drive a hybrid.

It might be noted here that David lives in a mansion the size of shopping mall. The odds of the activities listed above ever countering the energy she expends every ten minutes on heating or cooling it are as remote as the chances of finding her flying coach on her frequent cross-continental jaunts (she dislikes flying commercial with the unwashed masses, preferring to travel by private jet).

A rare shot of Laurie David with her mouth partially closed.

On a tip from V the K.

Potential Jose Padilla Jurors Don't Know Who Was Behind 9/11

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:39 AM

This should give you an idea of what we're in for when libs get their way and foreign terrorists are treated like common criminals. Being an American citizen, al-Qaeda's wannabe dirty bomber Jose Padilla is getting a normal criminal trial. That is to say that like O.J., he is to be tried in a circus, by a jury of clowns.

Many potential jurors in his case don't know who was behind the 9/11 atrocities. Thanks to the deranged moonbattery the public is fed by vermin like Rosie O'Donnell, some suspect it was the work of Republicans. Others just don't care.

Yawns one prospective juror:

I'm oblivious to that stuff. I don't watch the news much. I try to avoid it.

The jury selection process is weeding out anyone with "strong views about Sept. 11" — i.e., anyone who hasn't been in a coma the last six years, and whose brain activity would register on an electroencephalogram. Fortunately the trial only covers Padilla's application to attend an al-Qaeda training camp, not his plot to set off a radioactive bomb in a US city.

If only Johnny Cockroach were still around to represent him.

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

May 3, 2007

Venezuela's Slide Toward Communism Continues

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:40 PM

Venezuela's destruction at the hands of socialist goon Hugo Chavez is a textbook illustration of why leftist economics inevitably result in ruin. He is now threatening to nationalize banks, possibly including the assets of foreign banks reckless enough to try to do business in what's left of his country. The steel producer Sidor, majority-controlled by Luxembourg's Ternium SA, has also been threatened with nationalization.

Who is going to invest in Venezuela when investments are subject to confiscation at the whim of a belligerent dictator? Nobody, which is why Chavez's power base of penniless peasants can be expected to grow with each dictatorial decree, as the country tailspins into abject poverty.

Chavez has already begun nationalization of Venezuela's largest telecommunications company and the electricity sector, and has seized control of the country's most valuable oil fields and refineries. After he has expropriated everything of value from its rightful owners, he will squander the wealth on weaponry and propaganda initiatives. Soon the last of it will be gone, and Venezuela will be a wretched totalitarian hellhole like Cuba, where the half-starved populace is held up by Hollyweird zillionaires as an example of how Americans should be forced to live.

"Muerto" may not be the worst of these options.

Massachusetts Moonbats Target Dogs

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:50 PM

Not even dogs are safe from nanny state moonbattery in the People's Republic of Massachusetts.

In Canton, Vice Chairwoman of the Board of Selectpersons Avril T. Elkort has decreed that "You can't allow people to be afraid all the time." This is why residents are now permitted to own only one pit bull per household.

Later this month state legislators will hold a hearing on whether to outlaw pit bulls altogether. Another option is to force owners to undergo training on how to own a dog, or to cough up cash for a dangerous dog license.

Meanwhile, Democrat State Rep. Martin Walsh wants to force dogs to wear seat belts. No, I'm not kidding.

Next on the nanny state hit list.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Students Suspended For Wearing Bible Verses

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:38 PM

Another 75 California students have been suspended for wearing t-shirts expressing their biblically based objection to the promotion of homosexuality. The shirts were worn in response to the annual "Day of Silence," which promotes homosexuality in public schools. Naturally the school has no problem with shirts that say, "I'm gay."

San Juan Unified School District Superintendent Steven Enoch has decreed that just because something is believed by Christians to represent the word of God doesn't mean it can't be banned if it runs contrary to the radical gay agenda. Eunuch resorted to the usual PC smokescreen to justify his autocratic behavior, gabbling nonsensically about the phony "atmosphere of fear" that makes homosexuals a special class to be protected from hearing or seeing anything they don't like, as if it were gays and not Christians who are systematically repressed.

On a tip from Wiggins.

People Time Magazine Wishes Were Most Influential

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:06 AM

In the off chance that anyone still takes the left-wing fluff known as Time Magazine seriously, it should be noted that its current list of the 100 most influential people in the world does not include the President of the United States.

The list does include the psychotic moonbat Rosie O'Donnell, who thinks our government blew up the World Trade Center and Iran's kidnapping of British sailors was staged by the West. It also includes the empty skin Barack Hussein Obama, Tinseltown twerp Leonardo DiCaprio, Shrillary Rotten Clinton, and George Clooney, the cheesily handsome Hollyweird narcissist who has focused his career on churning out leftist propaganda watched only by the sort of elitist liberals who write for Time.

I guess Slime meant to call their list The 100 People We Wish Were Most Influential.


On a tip from Metalgarth.

Canadian MP Wants Bigfoot Listed as Endangered Species

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:03 AM

Global warming isn't the only fictional problem of concern to moonbat politicians. Canadian MP Mike Lake is calling for "the House of Commons to establish immediate, comprehensive legislation to affect immediate protection of Bigfoot."

An appeal to protect Bigfoot as an endangered species has also been made to the US Congress.

Like the Abominable Snowman, elves, leprechauns, and anthropogenic global warming, Bigfoot is not real. But that won't stop liberals from legislating our freedoms away on his imaginary behalf.

Bigfoot is so endangered, he has to abduct human brides.

On a tip from Metalgarth.

May 2, 2007

Jim McGreevey May Become Episcopal Priest

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:36 PM

Teaching an ethics class may not be the ideal occupation for disgraced former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey, who jeopardized public safety by appointing an unqualified foreign national on whom he had an aggressive homosexual crush as the state's homeland security adviser, and who publicly humiliated and abandoned his family. McCreepy's behavior continues to appall, as he sues his poor wife to take custody of their 5-year-old daughter (who would be subjected to a lifestyle obviously unsuitable for children), and even to bleed her for child support. But if the ethics professor gig doesn't work out, McGreedy has more appropriate options — such as becoming an Episcopal priest.

The Episcopal denomination has the advantage of having jettisoned Christianity in favor of moonbattery, making it a perfect fit for a Democrat ex-pol like McSleazy. While in office he called himself a devout Catholic despite advocating abortion, but thankfully that charade has been dropped. Having been officially received into the Episcopal religion last Sunday, McCreepazoid is in the "discernment" phase preceding seminary work.

If V. Gene Robinson could make it to bishop in the Episcopal Church, McGrievous ought to go far.

Jim McCreepy.

On tips from Bill V., Wiggins, and V the K.

Incest: The Next Constitutional Right

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:30 PM

When the Supreme Court overruled its own Bowers v. Hardwick decision by discovering that the Founding Fathers had granted us a constitutional right to indulge in homosexual perversion, Rick Santorum caught hell from liberals by predicting we were headed down a slippery slope:

If the Supreme Court says you have the right to consensual [homosexual] sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything.

As usual, Santorum was right.

After being arrested for having sex with his 22-year-old stepdaughter, an Ohio man named Paul Lowe has appealed his conviction all the way to the Supremes, based on the same logic that overturned Bowers v. Hardwick.

If this court doesn't stoop to a new low by ruling in favor of incest, the next one probably will. Degenerates seem to have time on their side. Already incest is no longer a criminal offense in Holland, France, or Belgium. Sweden allows marriage between half-siblings. A campaign is underway to legalize incest in Germany.

By the way, the age of consent for either heterosexual or homosexual sex in these countries ranges from 16 down to 14. In Holland, some want it abolished altogether.

Right as usual.

On a tip from V the K.

The Words "Mom" and "Dad" to Be Banned to Please Gays

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:25 PM

In honor of the militant homosexual activists who drive education policy, California's state Assembly is again pushing a measure that would ban the words "mom," "dad," "husband," and "wife" from public school textbooks for being what authoritarian perverts call "heteronormative".

Since the Land of Fruits and Nuts represents the country's largest market for textbooks, publishers nationwide tailor books to its requirements. So the people who brought us Nancy Pelosi may be able to impose their unsavory whims on children nationwide.

A bill known as SB 777 would prohibit anything that might "reflect adversely" — as interpreted by California's moonbat judges — on depraved, AIDS-spreading homosexual practices. Los Angeles has already implemented most of SB 777's requirements. Via WND, these include:

"Mom" and "dad" and "husband" and "wife" would have to be edited from all texts.
Cheerleading and sports teams would have to be gender-neutral.
Prom kings and queens would be banned, or if featured, would have to be gender neutral so that the king could be female and the queen male.
Gender-neutral bathrooms could be required for those confused about their gender identity.
A male who believes he really is female would be allowed into the women's restroom, and a woman believing herself a male would be allowed into a men's room.
Even scientific information, such has statistics showing AIDS rates in the homosexual community, could be banned.

Objects Randy Thomasson of the Campaign for Children and Families:

Schools need to do a much better job teaching kids reading, writing and arithmetic, not a better job advertising controversial sexual lifestyles to captive six-year-olds.

But as moonbattery tightens its grip on America's throat, schools are no longer about education. They are about indoctrination — and the deliberate corruption of children.

A lifestyle to be imposed on children by force.

On a tip from Mark M.

Alberto Gonzales v. Second Amendment

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:26 AM

Alberto Gonzales, the lame puppy Bush picked as Attorney General, still isn't doing much to win the public's confidence. In a possible attempt to pander to the liberals who have been gunning for him, Gonzales is supporting anti–Second Amendment legislation introduced by Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), a fanatic opponent of our right to bear arms.

The "Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2007" uses terrorism as an excuse to deny Second Amendment rights on an arbitrary basis, without due process. As we have seen at airports, anti-terror measures do not necessarily target likely terrorists, as that would be "racist." To deny people the right to bear arms when they have not even been charged with a crime would be a big step toward repealing the Second Amendment.

Feeding Gonzales to the Democrat piranhas who have been after his head will only make them hungrier. But it's not like he would be missed at the Justice Department.

Don't let the door hit you on your way out.

On a tip from Bill V.

UN Pokes Nose Into Mexican Invasion

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:57 AM

Sociology professor and UN "human rights monitor" Jorge Bustamante is monitoring the situation regarding the living conditions of the colonists who have been flooding across our unguarded southern border. He appears to find the USA morally lacking in failing to provide first-class housing accommodations for foreign citizens who illegally sneak into our country.

Examining one of the trash-strewn encampments illegals leave all along the border, Bustamante sighs:

These are precarious living conditions for any human being and it shows how vulnerable migrants are.

Bustamante says he is especially concerned by some recent raids that actually compelled a few invaders to comply with American law. He plans to present a report of his findings to the UN General Assembly.

No doubt heads will shake ruefully as these great world leaders reflect on American iniquity. But maybe we can win the UN's approval by setting up first-class hotels along the border, where you can stay for free so long as you're in the country illegally. Oh wait, we already do that — they're called hospitals.

Bustamante laps up propaganda dished out by immigrant "rights" activist Jose Gonzalez.

Hat tip: Immigration Watchdog, on a tip from V the K.

May 1, 2007

NBC's Fair and Balanced Coverage of the Mexican Invasion

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:42 PM

To get an idea of just how fair and balanced MSM coverage of the Mexican invasion has been, here's a picture of a cameraman for Houston's NBC affiliate KPRC, filming a pro–illegal immigrant rally today.


Yes, that's a Mexican flag mounted on his camera.

If moonbattery had been this advanced in 1941, we would have had the Japanese propaganda ministry tell us what happened at Pearl Harbor.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Goracle's Propaganda Replaces the Bible at Moonbat Hotel

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:26 PM

Evidence accrues that enviromoonbattery is replacing Christianity as our culture's dominant religion. There are no Gideon Bibles in the nightstands at the Gaia Napa Valley Hotel and Spa. Instead visitors will find a more contemporary holy book — Al Gore's hysterical screed An Inconvenient Truth.

The Gaia also features waterless urinals, solar lighting, and recycled paper. The hotel is saving so much on electricity and water, owner Wen-I Chang thinks it may turn a profit next month.

The new holy scripture.

Prince Chucklehead Compares Global Warming to Hitler

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:50 AM

Providing further evidence that the British monarchy has degenerated into such a sorry spectacle that it ought to be dissolved before it can cause further embarrassment, Prince Charles suggests that the we need to confront the imaginary global warming crisis with a war on the scale of WWII.

Raves the Prince:

We can do it, just think what they did in the last war. Things that seemed impossible were achieved almost overnight. […] it just cannot be business as usual […]

Chuckles is doing his own part to save the planet by canceling a skiing trip to Switzerland.

The absurd comparison of global warming hysteria to the heroic struggle to overcome fascism draws further attention to how far moonbattery has dragged the United Kingdom from the pinnacle of greatness toward the sordid depths of mediocrity.

Prince Chuckles suffers a bad hair day, possibly linked to climate change.

Traitors Seize on "Mission Accomplished" Speech

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:33 AM

Pro-terrorist Democrats are planning a special ceremony today to ridicule President Bush's declaration on this date four years ago that major combat operations in Iraq had ended.

Obviously, they had ended — against Saddam Hussein, who will never again use WMDs against his own people or anyone else. Current combat operations are against stateless terrorist groups that prominently include al-Qaeda, and that receive significant support from America's worst enemy, Iran.

Striving by the lowest means possible to achieve American defeat, verminous Democrat leaders Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi deliberately chose today to present the President with legislation demanding we surrender to Islamic maniacs who flew planes full of Americans into the World Trade Center and Pentagon, and who held our embassy personnel captive for 444 days.

To be used as pro-terrorist propaganda by Democrats.

Venezuela's Tailspin Continues

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:57 AM

Hugo Chavez has shoved Venezuela another step closer to total ruin by seizing control of giant Orinico Belt crude oil projects.

As the socialist fools at Reuters approvingly note, Chavez made his move on May Day, exactly one year after his fellow thug Evo Morales seized Bolivia's gas fields, "accelerating Latin America's struggle to reclaim resources."

Contrary to the pro-communist spin served up by Roto-Reuters, the criminals running Venezuela and Bolivia are not "reclaiming resources," but assuring that resources cannot be fully exploited. Not only will foreign (let alone domestic) investment be impossible to acquire in countries where there is no rule of law, but the expertise needed to run oil projects is being driven away. Chavez is turning to his totalitarian buddies from China, Iran, and Belarus — admitted even by Reuters to lack the know-how of the Western companies that have been running the projects.

The result will be higher oil prices for us, and more poverty for the ignorant peasants who together with fellow-traveling Western liberals make up Chavez' power base.

People who like Noam Chomsky should not be running countries.

On a tip from Metalgarth.