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October 31, 2007

Dennis Kucinich Given Marching Orders by UFO

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:57 PM

Apropos of Dennis Kucinich's announcement that we must "start asking questions" about the President's mental health, Shirley MacLaine throws some light on the Congressional munchkin's unique qualifications to evaluate sanity in her new book, Sage-Ing While Age-Ing. She writes that Kucinich

had a close sighting over my home in Graham, Washington, when I lived there. Dennis found his encounter extremely moving. The smell of roses drew him out to my balcony where, when he looked up, he saw a gigantic triangular craft, silent, and observing him. It hovered, soundless, for ten minutes or so, and sped away with a speed he couldn't comprehend. He said he felt a connection in his heart and heard directions in his mind.

According to the Plain Dealer Politics Blog, Kucinich and MacLaine go way back:

MacLaine is a well-known believer of UFOs and reincarnation. And she's been close to Kucinich for decades. MacLaine is the godmother of Kucinich's daughter and attended Kucinich's 2005 Cleveland wedding to third wife, Elizabeth, who's often campaigning by his side.
MacLaine also recommended in the 1980s that Kucinich visit New Mexico spiritual adviser Chris Griscom, whom MacLaine featured in her then-best-selling book, "Dancing in the Light," describing how Griscom helped her communicate with trees. (Kucinich has insisted that Griscom was not his spiritual adviser but a "teacher and a very good friend.")

MacLaine's book goes on sale on election day.

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I had no idea just how visionary.

On a tip from Mike.



Dorothy Parvaz Discusses the Pros and Cons of Burning Down Churches

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:06 PM

Dorothy Parvaz is a columnist and member of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer editorial board. Here she is discussing a lunatic's attempted torching of San Francisco's historic Grace Cathedral, via NewsBusters:

On the one hand, I can understand the power of the image to someone who sees the church as an oppressive institution. On the other hand…it's still arson. And given how fires can get out of hand, there's a chance that this little stunt could have damaged other property and hurt some folks.

When members of the editorial board of a major newspaper can't decide whether to endorse or condemn burning down cathedrals, it's past time to give up on the mainstream media.

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Good or bad? A conundrum for mainstream journalists.

On a tip from V the K.



Moonbats Fret About Environmental Spoilage of the Moon

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:27 AM

There is nothing noble the human race could accomplish that moonbats wouldn't denounce. Even having reached the moon — so stirringly symbolic of human aspiration — is portrayed as exploitation by the kooks at The Guardian.

China, Japan, India, and the USA have all been interested in sending probes and/or people back to the moon. We're warned that the motives may be nefarious. Though the moon appears to be a barren, crater-pocked wasteland, helium-3 (He-3) deposited by solar winds could theoretically be used to generate clean energy.

A novice to the study of moonbattery might expect liberals to approve of clean energy. But no: they don't want us to use clean energy, they want us to use no energy. Any human activity is bound to be harmful to Mother Earth and now even Mother Moon. Shockingly, "mining He-3 would involve ripping up the lunar surface to a depth of one metre."

I won't even try to make fun of these weenies; they do too good a job of making fun of themselves:

Whether it turns out to be He-3, solar energy, or some as yet unknown technology that draws humanity back to the moon, there's an irony here. In 1968, Apollo 8 brought back the first shimmering image of an "Earthrise" as seen from the moon. Four years later, Apollo 17 came home with the famous whole Earth picture. These new views of our fragile, heartbreakingly isolated planet are often credited with having helped to kickstart the environmental movement — even with having changed the way we see ourselves as a species.

When moonbats demand that we sacrifice humanity to preserve the Earth in a certain condition, they can at least argue that some animals would benefit. Who benefits if this idiocy is extended to the lifeless moon?

The moonbats themselves, of course — because standing in the way of human progress makes them feel self-righteous. That's why — with their knack for inversion — they call themselves progressives.

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Capitalist exploiters despoiling the moon.

On a tip from V the K.



Justice Stevens Weeps for Architect of Pearl Harbor

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:48 AM

This should give you an idea of the profound derangement of some of the moonbats who have infiltrated the Supreme Court. John Paul Stevens laments that during WWII, we shot down the poor Japanese Admiral who planned the Pearl Harbor attack, without "humanitarian consideration":

[Stevens] won a bronze star for his service as a cryptographer, after he helped break the code that informed American officials that Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto, the commander of the Japanese Navy and architect of the Pearl Harbor attack, was about to travel to the front. Based on the code-breaking of Stevens and others, U.S. pilots, on Roosevelt's orders, shot down Yamamoto's plane in April 1943.
Stevens told me he was troubled by the fact that Yamamoto, a highly intelligent officer who had lived in the United States and become friends with American officers, was shot down with so little apparent deliberation or humanitarian consideration.

Having senile fools who will reflexively side with the enemy in positions of supreme authority doesn't help much when it comes to fighting back against the Islamic terror war being waged against us. Fortunately, this useless coot is going to retire soon. Unfortunately, if Shrillary takes the White House, he will be replaced by someone just as crazy and malignant, but younger.

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Unimaginably powerful, unreachably insane.

Hat tips: Ace of Spades HQ, The Volokh Conspiracy; on a tip from V the K.



Moonbat Judge Won't Deport Serial Sex Criminal

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:02 AM

America isn't the only country where immigration moonbattery is threatening the fabric of society. The Evening Standard reports from the U.K.:

Britain's leading immigration judge has vetoed the deportation of a serial sex offender because it would breach his human right to a family life.
The Home Office wanted to deport Mohammed Kendeh — who has been assessed as presenting a "high risk of reoffending" — to his native Sierra Leone.
However Sir Henry Hodge — the husband of Labour minister Margaret Hodge — has rejected the attempt on human rights grounds.
He has decided that Kendeh, who has admitted indecently assaulting 11 women in the past five years and has committed a string of other offences including robbery, burglary, arson and drugs — should be allowed to stay because he came to the UK at the age of six and has virtually no family left in West Africa.

No doubt Kendeh's victims — both past and future — deserve their fate for being insensitive racist xenophobes.

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Sir Henry Hedgehog.

On a tip from xantl.



DU Moonbats Waterboard Themselves

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:33 AM

The moonbats at Democratic Underground have proven the liberal contention that waterboarding is torture by waterboarding themselves. Unsurprisingly, they found the experience unenjoyable.

Now let's see if they can prove that the techniques used by al-Qaeda are torture by trying them on themselves. They might start with gouging their own eyes out, then move on to squishing their skulls in a press, etc.:

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First they'll want to acquire an al-Qaeda torture toolkit:

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Afterwards they'll look like this poor guy, and possibly begin to understand what the word "torture" actually means:

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Since we know now that waterboarding is torture, we can look forward to being sued in our own courts by 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, whose waterboarding produced information that foiled a terror attack on the Brooklyn Bridge.

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Still standing, thanks to waterboarding.

On a tip from Cheetah.



Authoritarian Brainwashing at University of Delaware

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:49 AM

From a press release put out yesterday by FIRE:

The University of Delaware subjects students in its residence halls to a shocking program of ideological reeducation that is referred to in the university's own materials as a "treatment" for students' incorrect attitudes and beliefs. The Orwellian program requires the approximately 7,000 students in Delaware's residence halls to adopt highly specific university-approved views on issues ranging from politics to race, sexuality, sociology, moral philosophy, and environmentalism. […]
The university's views are forced on students through a comprehensive manipulation of the residence hall environment, from mandatory training sessions to "sustainability" door decorations. Students living in the university's eight housing complexes are required to attend training sessions, floor meetings, and one-on-one meetings with their Resident Assistants (RAs). The RAs who facilitate these meetings have received their own intensive training from the university, including a "diversity facilitation training" session at which RAs were taught, among other things, that "[a] racist is one who is both privileged and socialized on the basis of race by a white supremacist (racist) system. The term applies to all white people (i.e., people of European descent) living in the United States, regardless of class, gender, religion, culture or sexuality."
The university suggests that at one-on-one sessions with students, RAs should ask intrusive personal questions such as "When did you discover your sexual identity?" Students who express discomfort with this type of questioning often meet with disapproval from their RAs, who write reports on these one-on-one sessions and deliver these reports to their superiors. One student identified in a write-up as an RA's "worst" one-on-one session was a young woman who stated that she was tired of having "diversity shoved down her throat."
According to the program's materials, the goal of the residence life education program is for students in the university's residence halls to achieve certain "competencies" that the university has decreed its students must develop in order to achieve the overall educational goal of "citizenship." These competencies include: "Students will recognize that systemic oppression exists in our society," "Students will recognize the benefits of dismantling systems of oppression," and "Students will be able to utilize their knowledge of sustainability to change their daily habits and consumer mentality."
At various points in the program, students are also pressured or even required to take actions that outwardly indicate their agreement with the university's ideology, regardless of their personal beliefs. Such actions include displaying specific door decorations, committing to reduce their ecological footprint by at least 20%, taking action by advocating for an "oppressed" social group, and taking action by advocating for a "sustainable world."
In the Office of Residence Life's internal materials, these programs are described using the harrowing language of ideological reeducation. In documents relating to the assessment of student learning, for example, the residence hall lesson plans are referred to as "treatments."

No wonder the Breck Girl wants every American to go to college, even those who can't afford it and/or don't really have a use for it. Increasingly the point of college is not to prepare people for careers, but to brainwash them into zombified moonbats who will embrace leftist totalitarianism, while stalling their introduction to adulthood for four or more years — if not indefinitely.

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Another "treatment" University of Delaware educrats might like to try.



Moonbat Professor Explains Halloween

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:13 AM

It must be Halloween, because academics have been creeping out of their lairs, blinking at the unfamiliar daylight, scratching themselves in unseemly places, fumbling around like zombies, and condescendingly explaining our culture to us. Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African & African American Studies Anne-Maria Makhulu of Duke University lectures that we celebrate witchcraft out of a desire for equality:

When people say they believe in magical forces, they believe in magic that can make the world equal and just in circumstances where it's not […] witchcraft is about recuperating what is ethical, just and moral. We need enchantment in our lives because our world has become disenchanted. We need faith that promises something bigger and better than what we have.

Of course, acknowledging God is out of the question.

I'm guessing that what is "ethical, just and moral" to Prof. Makhulu might look a lot like militant moonbattery to others. She is a member of the Duke 88, a frighteningly large group of irresponsible Duke professors who formed a lynch mob that publicly clamored for the heads of the racially railroaded lacrosse players.

Makhulu is teaching a course on magic and capitalism. Talk about voodoo economics. By the way, tuition at Duke is $35,856 a year.

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On Halloween night, academics emerge from their ivory towers.

On a tip from Cheetah.



Lunatic Kucinich Calls W Crazy

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:36 AM

Moonbats are famous for their projection — loudly accusing others of their own worst sins. Thus we have the party of race-obsessed, state-worshiping socialists calling their opponents racists and Nazis, we have fans of Bill Clinton calling Bush a liar, we have Pelosi's crew of criminal lowlife (William Jefferson, John Murtha, Alcee Hastings, et al.) babbling about a "culture of corruption," etc. Now we even have this:

The visibly insane Dennis Kucinich is questioning the mental health of the President.

Bush's sensible observation that the terrorist regime in Iran acquiring nuclear weapons could lead to a world war inspired the erstwhile Boy Mayor of the Mistake by the Lake to squeak:

I seriously believe we have to start asking questions about his mental health. There's something wrong. He does not seem to understand his words have real impact.

If only Kucinich understood this himself when he went on Syrian television recently to propagandize against the USA on behalf of Islamic terrorists. The leftist dwarf would seem to be a traitor, but he's probably just crazy as a bedbug.

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The Roaming Gnome of moonbat diplomacy demonstrates his mental health by sucking up to a terrorist dictator.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Happy Hillary Halloween

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:41 AM

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Click the pic to hear from Hillary!



October 30, 2007

Moonbat Looters Go After Chevron for Sins of Ecuador's State Oil Company

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:09 PM

With the media and usually the courts on their side, there's no need for greedy moonbats even to pretend to be reasonable. This is why they are suing Chevron for the environmental mess caused by sloppy oil work in Ecuador, on the grounds that it merged with Texaco, which has done business in Ecuador — but not since 1990.

Unhinged envirowacko Daryl Hannah, having been extracted from some poor guy's tree in Los Angeles, has helped the cause by traveling to Ecuador for a photo op. I wonder how she got down there. It's rather a long drive for her customized auto that runs on restaurant waste. Maybe she has a plane that uses the same fuel.

Ecuador formally "absolved, liberated and forever freed" Texaco from "any claim or litigation by the Government of Ecuador concerning the obligations acquired by Texpet," the subsidiary that did business there, back in 1998. However, Ecuador now has a radical leftist leader named Rafael Correa, who has been lurching around yelling about Texaco's "atrocities." A farcical lawsuit proceeds, as the looters and parasites behind it angle for a massive settlement.

This is why moonbattery leads ineluctably to poverty. It simply isn't not possible to do business in an environment where the pathological greed of moonbats supercedes reason and the rule of law.

daryl_hannah_ecuador.jpg   The Daryl Hannah Show goes to Ecuador in search of capitalists.

On a tip from V the K.



Cycle of Moonbattery

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:39 PM

In a piece entitled "Cycle of Dependency," Thomas Sowell fingers the culprit behind recent problems such as the mortgage crisis, the California wildfires, and Southwestern water shortages. It is the very entity that promises to rescue us from these same problems: our bloated and ever-expanding government.

The mortgage crisis was caused by people taking out risky loans they couldn't pay back. Lenders were pressured to offer the loans by the Community Reinvestment Act. Borrowers were reduced to taking out these desperate loans by housing prices driven up largely by government restrictions on building, often for the sake of "open space."

"Open space" imposed by the government is the main reason there are miles and miles of unbroken wilderness, so that wildfires are able to gather so much momentum and get out of control. People are willing to live in their path due to an expectation that the government will bail them out when the inevitable inferno comes their way.

The government also bails out farmers, allowing them to raise crops in the desert by subsidizing water, which is why the market isn't allowed to find the natural equilibrium of supply and demand. Given human nature, it's also why artificially inexpensive water is wasted.

But not to worry, the federal government is on the case, busily devising extravagantly expensive solutions to all of these problems it caused.

I once saw a movie where some misguided teenager set his girlfriend's house on fire so that he could be the hero who rescues her family. As I recall, the family burned up. The young Romeo probably went on to get a job with the government.

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Thomas Sowell: Still hitting the nail on the head.

On a tip from Byron.



Anti-Christian Bigotry Is Getting Scary

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:50 PM

The scariest animal is a frightened one; this goes double for humans. That's why the anti-Christian bigotry prevalent among moonbats is so disturbing. Some progressives actually believe their own rhetoric, and regard anyone who has not renounced the Christian God as a malevolent psychopath.

This bizarrely incongruous opinion of Christians has backed up out of the lunatic fringe like something from a clogged toilet to infect mainstream liberal thought. You can actually turn on you TV set to hear popular celebrities exclaim that Christians are "just as threatening" as mass-murdering Muslim terrorists. Or you can click over to The Independent and read this by Johann Hari, in an otherwise sensible article that recounts the horrors faced by a woman who wanted to escape from Islam:

She was beaten for speaking out, and had to go into hiding. One day, her husband and four of their friends were taken away. Nine months later, in another hiding place, she read that they had been executed. […]
If Christian fundamentalists were doing this — as they used to, and would like to again — none of us would hesitate in erupting in rage.

Christians want to execute the relatives of their critics? Is this jackass completely insane?

Probably not: but his ideology is, and he shares it with an alarming number of people.

If Christians were even half so awful as bigoted secular progressives have convinced themselves, almost any measures would be justified to rid the world of them. In the future, Christians may long nostalgically for the days when all they had to worry about was being methodically repressed by the ACLU and ridiculed by the degenerates in the entertainment industry.

Maybe they'll bring back feeding Christians to lions. Hollywood would love it.

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

Update:

Access to The Independent at the link above has been sporadic (thanks to melvin_udall for the heads up). If you can't get through, read the article at Johann Hari's site here.



Moonbats Ended the Cold War

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:58 AM

Remember how Ronald Reagan faced down the Evil Empire and defeated it through sheer brinkmanship, relying on the superior economic efficiency of the capitalist system to cause the Soviet slave state to collapse in on itself, thus winning the Cold War without firing a shot? Never happened. Moonbats won the Cold War!

Or at least, they did if the Boston Globe could be believed. From the hagiography of deceased nuclear freeze advocate Randy Forsberg, check out this tortured inversion of history:

[Forsberg] helped end the Cold War, the most costly and dangerous confrontation in world history. This singular achievement was not hers alone, of course, but she spurred the massive social movement in the United States and Europe that convinced the superpowers - the United States and the Soviet Union - that they had to stand down from their nuclear rivalry. […]
The nuclear freeze idea, and the citizens' campaign that galvanized the world to embrace it, gradually altered the opinions of the public and then the policy makers in the United States and elsewhere. In America, the quickly rising popularity of the freeze collided with the equal popularity of President Ronald Reagan, who accelerated the arms buildup in the early 1980s. But the freeze movement changed Reagan's own calculations, driving him toward arms control negotiations and softer rhetoric toward the USSR by 1984.

As you might recall, in conventional reality, it was Reagan's rejection of the demands of kooks like Forsberg that led the Soviet Union to bankrupt itself trying to keep up with us.

Coming soon in the Boston Globe:

Hitler Surrendered under Pressure from Peace Activists

Civil War Never Happened, Slaves Freed Themselves

Only a Few Million Killed by Communism, and They Mostly Deserved It

Martha Washington Was a Male Transvestite

Africans Were Worse Off under Colonialism Than Current Socialist Dictators

Hopi Indians Invented Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Mozart was African-American

Medeival Warming Period Caused by Ox-Drawn SUVs

The folks at the Globe can really utilize their creativity, now that they've completely liberated themselves from the chains of credibility.

Randy_Forsberg.jpg   Randy Forsberg and friends won the Cold War through moonbattery, but let Reagan take the credit.

On a tip from V the K.



Bush Made Me Fat!

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:13 AM

More amusing pathos from the losers at Daily Kos:

Before my head began exploding a few years ago in response to Busharama, I'd exercise a lot… I mean, almost daily, joyous-type exericising. Now I come home with a slight frown on my face and come here to hear the news & be a mojo-mama even if too tired to comment, and hang for hours here and on other blogs, as if the light will shine again and I'll be present to hear the BREAKING news about that.
Bush, I blame you for my new-ish extra 20 pounds.

That's certainly easier than blaming her own gluttony and sloth.

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And look what Dick Cheney did to her cat.

Hat tip: Right Wing News, on a tip from V the K.



Self-Portrait of a Moonbat

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:59 AM

Let's let a moonbat describe his tragic condition in his own words. Someone calling himself "meldroc" describes his sordid existence to fellow moonbats at Daily Kos:

After I actually took the trouble to inform myself about politics a couple years ago, and learned the true extent of the damage Bush has done to this country, I have a constant boiling rage inside me. Absolutely constant. Never ceases, though sometimes I can get it down to a simmer so I can go out in public and hang out with friends without doing something stupid. On top of the anger is a generous dose of fear and anxiety, coming directly from the Bush administration's march to fascism.
Frequently, I'm so intensely angry that I hit things. I just broke my bookshelf today because I hit it. My knuckles have decent callouses on them from hitting things, and various pieces of my property show signs of my rage. Thankfully, I've never turned violent against people since I was in high school, though I was sorely tempted to deviate the septum of a wingnut who called me a traitor and faggot to my face at the anti-war march last Saturday.
Of course, it's unhealthy to harbor this much anger, especially if I'm stuffing it down all the time so people around me don't see me acting borderline psychotic. These emotions leak out, turn into other emotions, like depression, which I've fought with since college. I've also developed a venomous hatred of Bush and his cronies and the 23-percenters that support him. Hatred's never a good emotion to hold, but there it is. I literally hate those motherfuckers who are destroying our country.
By all rights, I should be getting help, but I'm not going to. I was soured on the psychiatry business by my experience with anti-depressants - I ended up nearly emotionless, apathetic, and lost my motivation and creative drive, and as a result, I was unemployed for three years and had to move back in with my parents. I was your classic anti-depressant zombie. They didn't like the changes to my personality either, and stopped paying for the meds. After I tapered off the anti-depressants, I got my drive back, I was able to find work as a software engineer again, move into my own apartment, and now I'm supporting myself again. On top of that, if I told a counselor about my feelings, or that I'm so afraid of my government that I literally spent several hundred dollars on a shotgun, a deadly weapon, to defend myself against my government, I'm afraid I could get thrown into the psych ward. And I value my freedom enough that I will not allow that to happen under any circumstances. So, no shrinks.

At least he seems to acknowledge his need for psychiatric help, even if he's too far gone to accept it voluntarily. Frighteningly, many of the folks who will be voting for Shrillary regard themselves as totally sane.

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Hat tips: Ring Wing News, Ace of Spades HQ, on a tip from V the K.



Performance Artist Tries to Burn Down San Francisco Cathedral

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:59 AM

Apparently churches aren't safe in San Fransicko. A few weeks ago we had homosexuals dressed as nuns and wearing grotesque makeup taking communion from an Archbishop to ridicule the onlooking congregation. Now a performance artist named Paul Addis has been arrested for trying to burn down historic Grace Cathedral.

Even by San Franfreakshow standards, Addis may have gotten carried away. Hopefully we won't see Mayor Gavin Newsom come out swinging in defense of the attempted arsonist, as he did for the blasphemous transvestites.

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Paul Addis, overzealous San Fransciscan.



October 29, 2007

Al Gore and His 35 Lies

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:59 PM

It's been established that Al Gore's hysterical An Inconvenient Truth is riddled with politically motivated errors (i.e., lies). The British government ruled that it was unlawful to force-feed the schlockumentary to school kids without giving a disclaimer, since an Act of Parliament prohibits the political indoctrination of children.

The British court cited nine major lies passed off as science in the Goracle's movie:

1. The film claims global warming is responsible for the gradual retreat of the alpine glacier atop Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro. Scientists have conclusively demonstrated no such link exists.
2. The film presents graphs indicating that fluctuating carbon dioxide levels have always preceded and caused global temperature fluctuations. In fact, temperature changes have always preceded carbon dioxide changes.
3. The film suggests global warming caused Hurricane Katrina. Few hurricane experts believe this, and substantial scientific evidence indicates global warming is having no impact on hurricane frequency or intensity.
4. The film asserts global warming is causing Central Africa's Lake Chad to dry up. In fact, land use practices are causing the drying up of Lake Chad, and Central Africa is in an unusual and prolonged wet period.
5. The film asserts global warming is leading to polar bear deaths by drowning. Yet the only documented drowning deaths occurred due to a freak storm, and polar bear numbers are growing substantially.
6. The film claims global warming threatens to halt the Gulf Stream and initiate a new ice age. The vast majority of scientists who have studied the issue have determined such a scenario is implausible.
7. The film asserts global warming is causing the destruction of coral reefs through bleaching. Scientists have identified other causes for coral bleaching and have additionally noted bleaching is a natural process by which coral continually selects ideal symbiotic algae.
8. The film asserts Greenland is in danger of rapid ice melt that will raise sea levels by 20 feet or more. The scientific consensus is that any foreseeable Greenland ice melt will be gradual and will take centuries to substantially raise sea levels.
9. The film asserts the Antarctic ice shelf is melting. In fact, only a small portion of Antarctica is getting warmer and losing ice mass, while the vast majority of Antarctica is in a prolonged cold spell and is accumulating ice mass.

But finding nine lies barely scratches the surface with the Goracle, who can tell that many before opening his eyes in the morning. The Science & Public Policy Institute reviewed A Convenient Lie and uncovered a staggering 35 falsehoods.

It's not easy to pack so many fibs into a single movie, but if anyone could do it, you just knew it would be Prince Albert. Move over, Michael Moore — you've met your match!

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The Goracle's nose does grow.

On a tip from Scott.



Breck Girl Promises Free College and an End to Free Meals

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:33 AM

As you may have heard, John Edwards has been trying to out-pander Shrillary by promising a college education to all Americans, presumably even those of us who have no use for one and do not belong in college.

Stealing money from the productive to pay able-bodied adults to sit through lectures about queer theory and womyn's studies will — according to the Breck Girl — alleviate poverty.

Here's something almost as funny — while listing some of the extravagant freebies he plans to finance by looting "the rich," the zillionaire trial lawyer proclaimed:

There are no free meals.

In the upside-down, inside-out, topsy-turvy world of moonbattery, a "free meal" is when the government lets you keep what you earned. The goodies he's promising — college education for everyone, federally financed universal pre-kindergarten, matching savings accounts for low-income voters, a million new housing vouchers, etc., etc., ad nauseam — aren't free meals but entitlements, because they are coercively paid for by someone else.

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John Edwards' house, the largest in his county.

On a tip from Matt.



Moonbats Attempt to Steal the Word "Moonbat"

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:43 AM

Urban Dictionary is a great resource for defining slang terms that haven't made it into normal dictionaries. Unfortunately, like Wikipedia, it is subject to abuse by dishonest ideologues who exploit its openness. Users can raise or sink a definition of a term by voting thumbs-up or thumbs-down. Apparently the site is infested with progressives, given the top definitions for "moonbat."

The first definition more or less admits what a moonbat really is, but attempts to spin it as a good thing:

"Bat", of course, refers to members of the order chiroptera (with some contending that the "megachiroptera" ; of South America should be classified as primates), strange and wonderful animals which are beneficial to humanity. Intelligent, well-educated liberals recognize bats as an asset, and seek to encourage them through environmental protection, including the building of bathouses on the outsides of their homes. The ignorant and superstitious hate and fear bats, and can think of no worse insult than to compare people they also hate and fear (out of ignorance) to bats.
"Moon" refers to Earth's primary natural sattelite, which humans visited for a brief period thanks to a massive liberal spending program. The scientific and technological benefits of the Apollo Project were immense, and would have been far greater if the program had not been killed by a right-wing administration that wanted to spend that money on a futile foreign war. Thus, the Moon is, like bats, symbolic of liberalism and all the benefits it brings to a culture, and naturally will be an object of hatred and fear to the Right.
Combine the two and you get "Moonbat"; environmental good sense, scientific curiosity, prosperity for all and the triumph of knowledge over traditional superstition. In short, all the things that enemies of civilization like Osama bin Laden and Pat Robertson hate most.
I support as continued ban on DDT because I am a moonbat.

Note the typical moonbat attempt to equate Islamic terrorists with Christians.

The next definition was provided by a moonbat named snooky b:

term used by those on the extreme political right wing (known as "wingnuts") to describe anyone who disagrees with their bizarre, fascistic world view. Used, despite the fact that it makes absolutely no sense, because they could not come up with a word or phrase as appropriately descriptive as "wingnut."
"What a bunch of moonbats!" cried the hooded Klansman, as the anti-Klan protesters marched down the street.

In total disregard for the truth, some even give the word a definition precisely opposite its actual meaning:

Mentally unstable persons of a decidedly conservative political affiliation.
Ann Coulter is a scarey-eyed, salivating, barking moonbat. She often frightens small children, dogs and occassionally even the cattle.

You have to go all the way down to #7 to get an accurate definition:

An extreme leftist, throwing aside logic for political convenience. A caller to the Howie Carr radio show summed it up as "These people wear winter clothes in the summer". Characterized by men in ponytails, sandals with socks, and 1.20.09 Bush's Last Day bumperstickers. Often seen at global warming marches that take place during snowstorms.
The moonbats were out in full force at the anti-war rally.

A few lines from Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass are informative:

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less."
"The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."
"The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master — that's all."

This quintessentially moonbatty attitude is a crime against language. If you don't want moonbats to be the masters, visit Urban Dictionary and make your voice heard.

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Humpty Dumpty, moonbat linguist.



Jena 6 Lies

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:51 AM

The appalling deterioration of the mainstream media into nothing more than a vehicle for extremely pernicious leftist propaganda has never been in starker evidence than in the Jena 6 case, in which we were asked to side with six black thugs who attacked a white guy from behind, beat him unconscious, and left him for dead. Craig Franklin, assistant editor of The Jena Times, lists a few facts that contradict the misinformation spun by a national media that has lost all concern for truth:

  1. The infamous "whites-only" tree was not whites-only at all.
  2. The nooses hung in the tree that supposedly justified the assault on Justin Barker were actually a prank targeting white members of the rodeo team.
  3. The nooses did not constitute a "hate crime."
  4. District Attorney Reed Walters did not tell black students at Jena High that he could make their life miserable "with the stroke of a pen."
  5. When Jena 6 thug Robert Bailey Jr. tried to crash a party and got hit, it was with a fist, not a beer bottle.
  6. Eye witnesses corroborated the version of events described by a white guy who was attacked by Bailey and some other goons, and had a shotgun stolen from him.
  7. In what was misreported as a "schoolyard fight," black students including the Jena 6 barricaded an exit to the school gym and laid in wait for Barker.
  8. The attack was not linked to the nooses.
  9. The Jena 6 jury was all white because blacks summoned for jury duty didn't show up.
  10. The Jena 6 were hardly model youth. Some already had criminal records. Mychal Bell had been arrested for violent crimes four times prior to the attack on Barker.
  11. Jena is not a "racist" town.
  12. A U.S. Justice Department investigation found no support for the claim that local justice is biased against blacks.

As should be obvious, the Jena 6 are vermin, the sort of scum that can be scraped from the absolute bottom of any society. Yet we have been asked to sympathize with them, for no other reason than to conform with depraved liberal ideology.

As with the Duke Lacrosse case, black aggressors have been portrayed as victims, white victims have been portrayed as aggressors, and the most nefarious villains are the professional liars who call themselves journalists.

We have passed the point where it would still be possible to take the mainstream media's word for anything it reports. Liberal journalists are drawn to their profession by a festering hatred of America, which they hope to destroy with their corrosive ideology of defeatism and balkanization, so that it may be replaced with a moonbat culture more to their liking. This is the purpose of establishment journalism. Honestly informing the public is not on the agenda.

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Crime does pay, if the media's on your side.

On a tip from V the K.



Despite Goracle's Prophesies, Tropical Storm Activity Lowest in a Generation

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:17 AM

According to moonbat scripture, hurricanes will become more frequent and ferocious until they wash us away as punishment for causing global warming. Katrina was just a preview of the horrors to come. Banning fossil fuels and shivering in the dark would appear to be a prudent course of action in light of the hysterical predictions bellowed by Al Gore and his sycophants in the media.

But now this, from the Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies:

Unless a dramatic and perhaps historical flurry of activity occurs in the next 9 weeks, 2007 will rank as a historically inactive TC [tropical cyclone] year for the Northern Hemisphere as a whole. During the past 30 years, only 1977, 1981, and 1983 have had less activity to date (January–TODAY, Accumulated Cyclone Energy).[…]
2007 lowest September activity on record since 1977
2006 and 2007 lowest October activity on record since 1976 and 1977

As you'll recall, back in 1976–1977, it was global cooling we were supposed to worry about.

Even normal tropical storm activity would have been spun by the media into an impending apocalypse. Yet there's been virtually no activity at all.

But the polar bears really are drowning, right?

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Louder, Al. We can still hear the wind not blowing.



Poll: Shrillary the Scariest

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:55 AM

In an Associated Press-Ipsos poll, Hillary Clinton easily topped other 2008 presidential contenders when people were asked who would make the scariest Halloween costume. She scored 37%, leading the next closest candidate by 23 percentage points.

She would make the scariest President too.

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Scary is putting it mildly. Via Zombie.



Arnold Schwarzenegger: Marijuana Is Not a Drug

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:30 AM

Sometimes liberal politicians become so intoxicated with power, they take it upon themselves to redefine reality to their subjects. Remember when we learned from Bill Clinton that fellatio isn't sex? Now Arnold Schwarzenegger informs us that marijuana is not a drug.

What is it then? Ahnold explains:

That is not a drug. It's a leaf.

Schwarzenegger says he's never taken drugs. He's smoked leaves, though — and it shows.

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The Governator's leftward lurch explained.

On a tip from Wiggins.



October 28, 2007

Massachusetts Moonbattery Eruption

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:53 PM

Yet another massive eruption of moonbattery occurred in Boston this weekend, when a conference of loony-left windbags entitled "The Apartheid Paradigm in Palestine-Israel: Issues of Justice and Equality" drew large numbers of antiwar types out from under their rocks and into the streets.

Nobel laureate moonbat Desmond Tutu was on hand to denounce Israel for engaging in "apartheid" by not having succumbed to Islamic terrorism. Proving that Jimmy Carter and Al Gore aren't the only utterly unhinged demagogues to be granted the once reputable Peace Prize, Tutu compared democratic Israel to the regimes of Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, and Pinochet. The terrorists besieging Israel no doubt could be compared to the host of angels in Heaven.

For some excellent photojournalism of this distasteful event, take two Alka-Seltzers and have a look at Daniel's Public Gallery. A few samples:

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No liberal gathering is complete without 9/11 truthers.

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Meanwhile, tuition keeps on skyrocketing.

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To moonbats, associating Old Glory with corporations is the ultimate insult.

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Moonbat fashion.

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Looks like Kucinich has the Palestinian vote.

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Where have I seen that stare before? Oh yeah, Charles Manson.

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Pro-terrorist kaffiyehs were everywhere. Check out the flag on his arm.

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Another moonbat against God.

Hat tip: LGF.



Breck Girl Wants to Suppress Medical Advertising

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:21 AM

Eventually we may have to choose whether we'd rather have doctors or lawyers. Those preferring lawyers can cast a vote for John Edwards, who bought his way into politics after looting a fortune from the medical profession in cartoonishly bogus lawsuits.

Far from contrite, Edwards now wants to wage war on the pharmaceutical companies that have done so much to alleviate suffering and salvage lives afflicted by disease. His latest scheme calls for a two-year hold on advertising new products. After all, if a new medicine becomes available that might improve or even save someone's life, we wouldn't want patients to know about it any sooner than necessary — not if that would mean a profit for Big Pharmaceuticals, the next leftist whipping boy after Big Tobacco and Big Oil.

In an astonishing display of hypocrisy, Edwards ridicules drug ads for raising false hopes. This from the same shameless huckster who promised that Christopher Reeves would walk again if Hanoi John Kerry was elected President.

Maybe he's worried pharmaceutical companies will come up with the ultimate drug — a cure for moonbattery.

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No one says "cheese" like John Edwards, shamelessness incarnate.



October 27, 2007

Tradition

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:01 AM

Here's a very quick history lesson for the moonbats who disrupted Columbus Day celebrations earlier this month on the grounds that Columbus did a bad thing by spreading Western Civilization:

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Save your money, students. You can learn more from a picture than you could from an Ethnic Studies degree.

Compliments of Panday.



Whoopi Goldberg: Opposing Terrorism and Illegal Immigration Makes You a Nazi

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:48 AM

Moonbats are famously unable to refrain from making fools of themselves by asserting that anyone who rejects their pernicious ideology is a Nazi. But coming from The View's Whoopi Goldberg, this idiocy is particularly ironic.

Take it away, Whoopi (via NewsBusters):

People started saying, "oh, yeah, it's all those people, you know, those people from other countries, you know, the ones that wear stuff over their heads and they're coming over here. And all those illegal people, they're coming, we've got to get rid of them. And we got to get-" And so everybody starts going, "yeah, we've got to take care of it, yeah, we got to take care of it." And it's so easy to fall into it. …
What I, what I've come to understand really over the last several years is how easy it is for us to become nationalistic and not recognize that we are — the Nazis believed that it was them and not us.

What's so bad about Nazis? Is it that they were socialists with no respect for property rights? No, because a moment later Whoopi is paying homage to socialist Nelson Mandela. Is it that they were totalitarians? Moonbats endorse totalitarianism, in the name of imposing "equality" and combating the fictional global warming menace.

What even progressives object to about Nazis is that they dehumanized people and then exterminated them — exactly what Whoopi reportedly did to at least six of her own babies. But according to Whoopi, those who dehumanize and kill their own babies deserve "reverence."

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Who's the Nazi?

On a tip from Cheetah.



October 26, 2007

Randi Rhodes Blames Blackwater for California Wildfires

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:51 PM

It's nice to see that unhinged Air America klaxon Randi Rodent is feeling better after her little incident last week.

As you'll recall, she fell down in the street, reportedly losing a few teeth. Her colleague Jon Elliot initially announced that she had been assaulted by "the right wing hate machine"; later we learned that no conservatives were involved, but that 14 Bloody Marys might have been.

The resilient Rodent already has her mouth back in high gear. Unfortunately her mind remains in neutral, the conk on the head not having done her any good. Off she goes, explaining why Blackwater may be behind the California wildfires (via NewsBusters; audio available here):

I started just doing Google searches to try and figure out. You know, arson, arson, it was like crazy trying to figure out why is that being downplayed? Why is that, you know, just a small part of the story? And you know, every time I look for it what comes up, believe it or not, is that Blackwater wants to move to San Diego and build this giant complex in San Diego right where most of the evacuations are taking place and you know.
You just know wherever there is fire, this administration will be out there doing what it does best and that is fanning the flames, you know. It just spooks me, I can't explain to you how creepy this whole thing is that you know, you've got these fires. Some of them are thought to be the work of arsonists and in the same breath you've got a community that's on fire that just recently protested Blackwater West. Just recently said no to Blackwater and apparently you don't do that.
I mean, I don't even know what to think. You know, nobody is saying Blackwater set the fires, that is nobody that doesn't want their house burned down. Nobody is saying that, but it is all so bizarre that this is America and you have to sort of sit there and wonder … arson, same place Blackwater West wants to be, people protesting. And then you find out that some of the guys that used to work for Blackwater are now in Schwarzenegger's administration.

So not only the Bushitler Regime, but even the liberal administration of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was in cahoots with Blackwater to burn down California! Why isn't this on the front page of the papers? Could it be that even the Press has succumbed to what Shrillary boldly revealed as the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy?

Apparently Bloody Marys are still getting the better of Ms. Rodent. As for her fans, their tinfoil hats must be on too tight — because they're willing to follow her over the cliff. Comments from the Randi Rhodes Show Message Board:

Blackwater USA, the private right-wing mercenary army that has spiraled out of control in Iraq, is trying to set up a para-military base right here in California, populated by 360 staff and "students."
[The fires started] either at or NEAR the facility Blackwater is trying to set up their training facility…
I thought blackwater was involved in this. I called it a couple of days ago.
Murderous land grab?
wow… this is getting weirder and weirder.It's like someone has waged war on us.
There have been petitions circulating about this for weeks — we don't want Blackwater here! I have to admit, when I heard about the fire starting in Potrero I thought, "Hmm. How convenient."
Last night Mike Malloy mentioned that he has a suspicion that these fires were set and he said that sounds conspiratorial but after all the years under bushco, truth is scarce and at a premium these days. Mike Malloy also said the wildfires can be used as a great distraction...but this story puts a whole new twist on it. IMO conspiratorial as it sounds the more I hear about this new merc base that BW wants to build in Cali the less conspiratorial it sounds.

Et cetera. You can see why it's going to be difficult to explain to these people why it's not a good idea to vote for Shrillary. By definition, moonbats are unreachably insane.

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There just might be more than ice coffee in that cup.

On a tip from V the K.



Journalist Bobby Calvan Revealed As a Ass for Internet Posterity

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:56 AM

Despite his attempts to hide, Knight Ridder journalist Bobby Caina Calvan has been exposed as the kind of jerk you can't help but suspect most of the moonbats in his profession to be, thanks to the efforts of Doc Weasel, who preserved in its entirety a since-deleted (now reposted without comments) blog post in which Calvan compares American soldiers negatively to those from Peru and Uganda, boasts of using his Fourth-Estate arrogance to bully his way through a security checkpoint in Iraq, and proudly describes his rudeness toward an American soldier who shockingly (to Calvan) wasn't familiar with Knight Ridder.

The post itself offers nothing that will surprise anyone familiar with the mentality of impertinent weenies like David Gregory. But the comments are priceless:

You seem like a pretty arrogant little guy. Do you realize what these soldiers are up against? Wow.
You're an idiot. Grow up. If you're half the man you think you are you will seek out that soldier ASAP and apologize to him.
Sorry dude. I have no clue who Knight Ridder is either. It's not exactly a household word, is it?
And you wonder why people don't like journalists? Maybe you should have tried being a decent human being. Maybe, just maybe, you and your little company aren't as important as you think you are.
I guess you really showed him. Too bad you showed a lot more about yourself.
You, sir, are an ass.
Rot in hell, mainstream media.
Someday, you will look at this blog entry and cringe with embarrassment. For your sake, that day cannot come soon enough.
Get over yourself. Your journalism degree impresses none of us. Unlike Uganda and Peru, the United States teaches her soldiers to think for themselves. Hence they are the best, most effective soldiers in the world. When the going gets rough, the Ugandan and Peruvian soldiers are as likely as not to run and hide. Not that young American. He will almost certainly stay and fight at his post and die to save the likes of you.
Why are you even there bothering the soldiers? You surely went with your angle and your story in mind. The facts wouldn't matter. Sit it your room and type it up.
You are an excellent example of why the general public despises journalists.
What a tool. You're so clueless you actually thought this would make you look good? Wow. No wonder MSM is held in such high regard.
The world is laughing at you.

And on and on for miles. I didn't see a single comment that was supportive of Calvan and his boorish behavior.

If only the lesson Calvan has hopefully learned could be taught to the whole profession.

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



Countermoonbattery Saves Lives and Property from California Wildfires

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:03 AM

A little good news regarding the California wildfires that are finally starting to wane: by standing up to the envirokooks who forbid forest clearing and prevent it with lawsuits, people were able to save lives and property in Lake Arrowhead:

LAKE ARROWHEAD — As flames ravage surrounding communities, this resort town high in the San Bernardino Mountains emerged largely unscathed, an island in a sea of destruction.
The credit for that isolated victory, federal officials say, should go to firefighting tactics, shifting winds and favorable terrain — and a sometimes controversial U.S. Forest Service effort to eliminate the tinder that fuels forest fires.
Since 2002, the Forest Service has removed millions of trees, thinned brush and cut low-hanging branches, creating fuel breaks around almost 80% of the community. Fires don't spread quickly or easily through such areas, instead burning lower to the ground and with less intensity.
"The fuel breaks saved Lake Arrowhead," said Randall Clauson, the Forest Service's division chief for the San Bernardino National Forest and incident commander earlier this week on the two biggest wildfires still burning in the mountains.
He said he believes that, without the breaks, "the fire would have run right through Lake Arrowhead and gone to Highway 18, cutting off the evacuation route and probably resulting in the loss of hundreds of lives."

Environmentalists are no doubt appalled by all the CO2 emissions that will result from the lives that were saved.

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Hat tip: Michelle Malkin, on tips from Scott.



Flag-Folding Ceremony Banned by Moonbat Bureauweenies

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:24 AM

The latest outrage inflicted on our troops by moonbats:

Through thousands of military burials, Memorial Honor Detail volunteers at Riverside National Cemetery have folded the American flag 13 times and recited the significance of every fold to survivors of those being laid to rest.
The first fold, a narrator tells relatives, represents life, the second a belief in eternal life.
The 11th fold celebrates Jewish war veterans and "glorifies the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob."
A single complaint lodged against the words for the 11th fold recently prompted the National Cemetery Administration to ban the entire recital at all 125 national cemeteries.
A spokesman in Washington said the complaint originated from someone who witnessed the ceremony at Riverside National but would provide no other details and declined to release the directive banning the flag-folding recital, saying it was "an internal working document not meant for public distribution."
Veterans are furious.
"That the actions of one disgruntled, whining, narcissistic and intolerant individual is preventing veterans from getting the honors they deserve is truly an outrage," said Rees Lloyd, 59, a Vietnam-era veteran and Memorial Honor Detail volunteer. "This is another attempt by secularist fanatics to cleanse any reference to God."

Folds 12 and 13 aren't likely to appeal to progressives either:

12. In the eyes of a Christian citizen, represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in their eyes, God the Father, the Son, and Holy Ghost.
13. When the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost, reminding us of our national motto, "In God We Trust."

Referring to Christianity and Judaism, the religions upon which our civilization is founded, without mentioning every other belief system any veteran has ever held, presumably including not just Shintoism and Scientology but even those that are essentially hostile to our way of life, like Islam and Secular Humanism, "denigrates the patriotic men and women of other faiths who serve our country," according to a moonbat rabbi named Yitzhak Miller.

Welcome to America under the regime of the ACLU.

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Something else for moonbats to take away.

On a tip from V the K.



Here Comes Halloween

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:53 AM

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Compliments of Ayres.



October 25, 2007

Wildfires May Be Inspiring Mexicans to Cross Border to Loot

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:06 PM

In case anyone is still collecting reasons why we need to demand that the government begin defending our border immediately, it appears that Mexicans have been crossing into the USA to loot houses evacuated due to the California wildfires. From SignOnSanDiego.com:

Two additional looting arrests were made Wednesday evening, San Diego County Sheriff Bill Kolender said.
The men were spotted on Tecate Road near the border with items in their hands taken from burned-out residences, sheriff's officials said. They were arrested as they tried to cross into Mexico at the Tecate port of entry.

The need to prevent neighbors from exploiting internal crises is one of the many reasons that countries with responsible governments defend their borders from foreign incursion.

On a tip from Bob.



Executioner's Hair Is Sacred Relic to Moonbats

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:51 PM

In some aspects, the depraved antireligion known as liberalism crudely mimics real religions. For example, it has saints, who leave behind sacred relics. Ranking high among liberal saints is Che Guevara, a vicious psychopathic killer who found his true calling as a communist dictator's chief executioner.

Since Guevara's evil life qualifies him as a moonbat saint, anything he left behind is a sacred relic to progressives. That's why bidding starts at $100,000 for a three-inch lock of hair alleged to be the dead murderer's.

To some leftists, Guevara is so sacred that they consider it a sacrilege to profit from his death. The Dallas-based auction house Heritage Auction Galleries has called upon extra security in light of the menacing remarks of moonbat bloggers.

Imagine an actual religion developing out of reverence for the deranged mentality of a brutal maniac. But I'm forgetting, we already have one.

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The sacred sociopath's hair.

On a tip from General Jack D. Ripper.



Even To Kill a Mockingbird Censored by Moonbats

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:47 PM

Censorship is so inherent to the moonbat mentality that, like a mad dog biting its own flanks, political correctness is censoring itself.

What book could be more P.C. than To Kill a Mockingbird, the tear-jerking tale of racial heroism that reportedly has been ranked second only to the Bible in terms of social impact? Yet to make her point, author Harper Lee had to use the "N-word," now considered by liberals to be a blasphemy more horrific than the darkest passage in the Necronomicon.

Okaloosa County, Florida educrats ruled that the unspeakable word be censored from a production of Mockingbird at Fort Walton Beach High School, in accordance with local black militants' demands. But there are problems:

Altering the text without permission also is copyright infringement, said David Faux, director of business affairs for the Dramatists Guild, a professional organization for playwrights, composers and lyricists.
"There can be rather large statutory damages," he said.

Not to mention that the censorship ruins the story.

When a similar case came up in Columbus, Indiana, the school ended up canceling the play — thus preventing a story highly sympathetic to the liberal point of view from being told. Talk about biting your own tongue.

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On a tip from David.



Italian Moonbats Pave the Way Toward Suppression of the Internet

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:39 AM

Enjoy free speech on the Internet while it lasts, because if the Left has its way, it won't be around forever. Ricardo Franco Levi, chief assistant moonbat to Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi, has drafted a law, recently approved by the Council of Ministers, that would shove a ball gag into the Internet's mouth:

The Levi-Prodi law lays out that anyone with a blog or a website has to register it with the ROC, a register of the Communications Authority, produce certificates, pay a tax, even if they provide information without any intention to make money.

There's more. The law also

obliges anyone who has a website or a blog to get a publishing company and to have a journalist who is on the register of professionals as the responsible director.

In other words, the government would forcibly incorporate the Internet into the mainstream media, ensuring that the hoi polloi no longer challenges the establishment.

This is on a scale with the Internet censorship occurring in communist states like Cuba and China. If it gets through Italy's Parliament and the violent resistance it warrants does not materialize, it will spread. A law like this, combined with the Fairness Doctrine, would make freedom of speech a relic of history.

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Moonbats' plan for the Internet.

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



Ted Rall Celebrates Death of American Troops

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:01 AM

Incredibly, moonbat cartoonist Ted Rall is still hitting new lows. In a recent cartoon, he celebrates the supposed improvement of our gene pool that will result from American soldiers getting killed in Iraq.

ted-rall-frame.jpg   A sample frame, via NewsBusters.

Rall's slobbering hatred of the troops who defend his right to regurgitate bile onto the pages of a long list of mainstream newspapers has drawn attention before. Here's Rall righteously declaring his moral superiority to our bravest heroes:

I'd rather sleep under a bridge, eating trash out of a Dumpster, than murder human beings for Halliburton.

Rall has encouraged Gold Star mothers to spit at the President on the grounds that he "murdered their children as surely and as viciously as if he'd shot them himself."

It would take a lifetime of striving to be the vilest and most despicable person conceivable to even enter the same league as Ted Rall — even if his intellectual level could be attained easily by repeatedly banging your head against a rock. His membership in the liberal elite intelligentsia is secure.

ted_rall.jpg   With Ted Rall, the human race has hit rock bottom.

On tips from Cheetah and V the K.



Wildfires Not All Bad — For Illegal Aliens

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:15 AM

Wildfires like those raging in California cause a great deal of misery, but some actually benefit — namely certain illegal aliens.

"Undocumented Americans" — as Harry Reid likes to call them — have been known for deliberately setting forest fires to cover their invasion across the Mexican border. Now six enterprising illegals have been arrested by the Border Patrol after they were caught stealing relief supplies from Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. Another benefit (for illegals) is that National Guard troops have been pulled from the border — not that they were really expected to defend it anyway.

But there is a downside: some have had to surrender to the Border Patrol to escape from the fires. Not that this is a major inconvenience for them. After their free ride away from the hot zone, if they're actually deported, they can always sneak back in when we're done putting the flames out.

On a tip from Bob.



Code Pinko Attacks Condi Rice

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:50 AM

Even a moonbat as irresponsible as Tom Lantos — who with no justification essentially called General Petraeus a liar during his testimony to Congress regarding progress in Iraq — wants to disassociate himself from the antics of the antiwar group Code Pink. When a Code Pinko attempted to assault Condoleezza Rice on Capitol Hill yesterday, Rep. Lantos (D-CA) yelled "Out!" and demanded the removal of several other Pinksters.

Who can blame Lantos for backing away from his like-minded allies? Even the White House is starting to notice that Code Stink has been playing right into conservatives' hands by wallowing so publicly in its belligerent and treasonous moonbattery. Press Secretary Dana Perino refers to the Condi attack:

I saw a picture from that hearing where a lady in Code Pink with red painted on her hands disrupted the hearing. And I think it's despicable. And unfortunately, it seems that increasingly Congress is being run by Code Pink.

Ever wonder how Code Stink hooligans and associated rabble-rousers like Cindy Sheehan get access to major events? Democrat politicians give them tickets. Examples include Bush's second inauguration and the 2006 State of the Union.

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Just in case there was contact, Condi had better get a rabies shot.

Hat tips: Extreme Mortman, Michelle Malkin; on a tip from Cheetah.



William and Mary Encourages Students to Report Thought Crimes

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:57 AM

Students at William and Mary will be pleased to learn of a convenient system for punishing enemies. All you have to do is anonymously report them for committing thought crimes.

The W&M website explains:

The Bias Reporting System was established to assist members of the William and Mary community who have been affected by incidents involving bias related to race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or other protected conditions. The system provides multiple modes of reporting to include personal contact, online form, or faxed form. Confidentiality will be honored unless reporting individual provides contact information.

Campus-wide training will be conducted, so that everyone feels empowered to use the Bias Reporting System to tell Big Brother about thought criminals. Is your roommate getting on your nerves? Tell the educrats he disapproves of sodomy! A pretty girl turned you down for a date? Denounce her as a racist! Open-ended witch trials are great fun for everyone — except of course the accused.

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Thought criminals are chastised at William and Mary.

Hat tip: Free America's Alma Matter, on a tip from V the K.



Runaway Wildfires, Another Consequence of Moonbattery

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:47 AM

Moonbats have blamed the California wildfires on global warming, the war in Iraq, homebuilding, and even lawn-watering. Before they get around to pinning them on tax cuts and our slowness to socialize medicine, this might be a good time to point out that if anyone is to blame for runaway wildfires, it is moonbats themselves, who have used environmental nuisance suits to prevent forest thinning. From The Heartland Institute:

The GAO [General Accounting Office] examined 762 U.S. Forest Service (USFS) proposals to thin forests and prevent fires during the past two years. According to the study, slightly more than half the proposals were not subject to third-party appeal. Of those proposals subject to appeal, third parties challenged 59 percent.
Appeals were filed most often by anti-logging groups, including the Sierra Club, Alliance for Wild Rockies, and Forest Conservation Council. According to the GAO, 84 interest groups filed more than 400 appeals of Forest Service proposals. The appeals delayed efforts to treat 900,000 acres of forests and cost the federal government millions of dollars to address.
Forest Service officials estimate they spend nearly half their time, and $250 million [of your money] each year, preparing for the appeals and procedural challenges launched by activists.
"The report demonstrates that the appeals needlessly delay federal efforts to prevent wildfires, and if the process is not streamlined, millions of acres will be lost this summer," said Senate Energy Committee Chairman Pete Domenici (R-New Mexico).
"The American people will no longer tolerate management by wildfire," Domenici added.
"This finding is nothing short of appalling, especially when you think of the catastrophic losses suffered in last year’s horrific fire season alone," said House Resources Committee Chairman Richard Pombo (R-California).
"These were not only losses of forest, endangered species, and wildlife habitat, they were losses of human life and family property," Pombo said.

Not even the environment benefits from the psychotic strain of moonbattery known as radical environmentalism.

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If you want to thank someone, thank a moonbat.

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



George Carlin Explains Why Californians Deserve for Their Homes to Burn Down

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:09 AM

Every unfortunate event is an opportunity for moonbats to proudly display to the world what jackasses they are. This year's California wildfires are no exception. Here's George Carlin, spouting yesterday on Rosie O'Donnell's old soapbox, The View (via NewsBusters):

They just care about having a comfortable place. And these people with the fires and the floods and everything, they overbuild, they put nature to the test and they get what's coming to them.

Jamie Lee Curtis was on TV last night, screeching something similar. It does make sense: if we would just stop building houses, our houses would stop burning down. Looking frighteningly like some dried up Womyn's Studies professor, Curtis also righteously denounced those who water their lawns.

Wait, Carlin has more:

I can't wait for the sea levels to rise. I can't wait for some of these cities to disappear.

We deserve to be washed away because we aren't "in tune" with "the balance of life, the balance, the harmony of nature" as are "the Indians, the Hopis, especially."

Too bad for Carlin that he won't live long enough to seen his Gorean fantasies come true. But moonbats can take solace in the probability that someday sea levels really will rise by some huge amount — even if not within the next 1,000 years.

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George Carlin, moonbat philosopher.

On a tip from Cheetah.



October 24, 2007

A Hotlinking Lesson

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:59 PM

Tonight the folks at Little Rock for Obama learn not to hotlink graphics on Moonbattery's server. To see what happens to moonbats who do, go to their blog and search for "Like all Democrats I am desperate".



Baby Employed in Homosexual Propaganda

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:50 PM

Among the many dubious "facts" we are required by political correctness to believe is that homosexual behavior is not a matter of choice, but a fate programmed into people prior to birth. An ad campaign in Italy strives to drive free thinkers back into the herd with this:

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The slogan reads: "Sexual orientation is not a choice."

How long before child molesters start using this shibboleth as a legal defense?

On a tip from Wiggins.



A Preview of Our Medical Future, Compliments of Cuba

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:02 PM

Humberto Fontova recounts the story of a devastating 20/20 exposé that didn't quite happen. In light of Michael Moore's outrageously bogus Sicko, in which he toured Castro's Potemkin tourist hospitals as part of a propaganda assault on behalf of communism, ABC's 20/20 expressed interest in trying to find out what healthcare is actually like for Cubans. The network's Havana bureau was more interested in currying favor with the regime than in revealing the horrific conditions of its victims, but some brave Cubans came forward with video furtively taken in real Cuban hospitals.

Whether afraid to alienate the Cuban government or simply out of moonbattery, ABC edited the story down to a 5-minute piece that used almost none of the smuggled footage. Fortunately, Fox News producers got ahold of some of the videos, and ran a segment a couple weeks ago on Hannity & Colmes. A little foretaste of the socialized medicine Dems have in store for us:


As you can see, Colmes characteristically defended the tyrant who has imposed this wretchedness on his subjects, suggesting that liberals will not hesitate to inflict similar misery on us.

For more information on the appalling conditions in Cuban hospitals, visit The Real Cuba.

On a tip from Kevin.



Inclusive Degeneracy

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:03 PM

If there's one thing all moonbats should agree on, it's that degeneracy ought to be inclusive. That's why the Beeb recently ran a piece on the benefits of prostitution for the disabled, in which it frets that "many disabled people in the UK face sexual exclusion." We're told the inspiring story of Asta Philpot, who can barely move his limbs due to arthrogryposis:

Last year, he chose to lose his virginity in a licensed Spanish brothel. This year he took two other disabled men on a bus trip to the same brothel, filmed by BBC's One Life.

Tasteless reality show programming is bad enough, but when taxpayers are forced to finance it, it's time to rebel.

Yet some taxpayers are forced to pay for even worse than tacky garbage on TV:

[I]n the Netherlands […] a voluntary group provides just such a service [prostitution] for disabled people. Most clients pay for it themselves but some local authorities subsidise the service.

The Beeb claims that indulging in mutual self-degradation with a prostitute gave Asta Philpot confidence. However, Nick Wallis, who has muscular dystrophy and was fixed up with a whore by a church-run hospice in Oxford, unsurprisingly reports that the experience "was not emotionally fulfilling."

asta-philpot.jpg   Asta Philpot, pioneer of politically correct decadence.

On a tip from Cheetah.



A Moonbat's Concept of Choice

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:23 AM

The word "choice" ranks almost as high as "diversity" in the moonbat vocabulary. Yet just as they tolerate no diversity when it comes to ideology on college campuses, they don't think much of choice if it's a baby's choice to live (and what innocent creature wouldn't choose to live?). Yet an example of a moonbat advocating choice has come to light in Britain, where hysteria over undesirable body mass indices has led to calls for totalitarian control over the citizenry. Here is Health England chairman Julian Le Grand's concept of choice:

He [Le Grand] proposed the introduction of a smoking permit, which smokers would be required to show each time they bought tobacco. It is then their choice to go smoke free and not buy a permit.

Employees would also be able (for now) to choose not to join in a national "exercise hour," to be mandated for any company with over 500 employees.

According to Le Grand:

It is not like banning something, it's a softer form of paternalism.

Just call it incrementally imposed Fuzzy Fascism.

On a tip from xantl.



Dem Senators Politicize Wildfires

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:04 AM

As vicious firestorms that have forced hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate their homes continue to menace Southern California, shameless Dems have attempted to exploit even this for partisan advantage.

There are two causes for the fires. Any student of moonbattery could guess what they are: global warming and the war in Iraq.

Dingy Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader:

One reason why we have the fires in California is global warming.

He's hoping the fires can help him ram through a comprehensive energy package that will no doubt stick it good to those of us who are selfish enough to consume energy. If only Reid et al. could jack up energy taxes high enough, the weather might theoretically cool off by a fraction of degree, putting an end to wildfires once and for all.

See B.S. reports on Reid's wacky colleague Babs Boxer:

California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer complained on Capitol Hill Tuesday that the ability of the state's National Guard to respond to disasters like the fires has been compromised because too much of its equipment and personnel are committed in Iraq.

Not much has been heard about Karl Rove's possible role in the fires. His strategy of lying low seems to be working.

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A home goes up in flames, thanks to global warming and the War on Terror.



Terrorist Wannabes for Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:27 AM

Not everyone who supports Osama Obama is as sophisticated as two-year-old Carlyn Williams. Check out this unintentionally hilarious video by an al-Qaeda wannabe:

Muslims Against Sharia comments:

With the black Islamic flag of war draped behind him, an individual on You Tube that goes by the name Abdul Hakim Khatab has called for people to support Barack Obama for U.S. President in 2008. The video is titled 'Barack Obama 2008 spokenword.' Muslims Against Sharia call on Barack Obama to distance himself from his extremist supporters and to denounce this You Tube video for promoting violence in the name of the Obama for President campaign.



Doris Lessing: 9/11 "Wasn't That Terrible"

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:59 AM

Al Gore isn't the only new Nobel laureate who can garner attention by spewing moonbattery. This year's Literature winner Doris Lessing says of 9/11 that "what happened to the Americans wasn't that terrible" compared to the relatively low-key antics of the IRA.

Here she goes:

Some Americans will think I'm crazy. Many people died, two prominent buildings fell, but it was neither as terrible nor as extraordinary as they think. They're a very naive people, or they pretend to be.
Do you know what people forget? That the IRA attacked with bombs against our Government.

Unlike al-Qaeda, which flew a jet airliner into the Pentagon and had another headed toward D.C., almost certainly to destroy another high-profile government target.

But as Rigoberta Menchu and Harold Pinter have proven, you don't have to be a genius to win the Nobel Prize for Literature; you just have to be an obnoxious moonbat.

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Doris Lessing: Nobel laureate, elite intellectual, moonbat, moron.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Two-Year-Old Gives $Thousands to Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:51 AM

Shrillary must be a very talented fundraiser, to be raking in $1,000 donations from dishwashers in Chinatown. But Barack Obama isn't chopped liver either: he managed to extract a gift of $2,300 from a two-year-old.

Little Carlyn Williams isn't alone. She has four relatives under the age of fourteen who each made the same donation, which is the maximum allowed under campaign finance regulations. Too bad the rest of them are too old to benefit from Obama's plan to offer sex ed to kindergarteners.

Hopefully no one is surprised that the anti-Constitutional abomination known as campaign finance reform has encouraged donors to cheat by giving money in other people's names. Money talks, and people want to be heard. We have a right to be.

If I were a cynic, I would suspect that Democrats deliberately exploit the very regulations they were so eager to impose on us by vacuuming up shady contributions at every opportunity, while counting on the media not to make a big stink unless Republicans do it.

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Toddlers just seem to relate to him.

On a tip from nanc.



Muslims Riot in Holland After Suicide Attack on Police Station

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:40 AM

The biggest story of our time, possibly the biggest since Columbus discovered America, is the Islamification of Europe. Since the moonbat media refuses to acknowledge even that it's occurring, anyone who wants at least a clue as to what's going on must resort to alternative media, such as the excellent Brussels Journal, which is reporting chaos in Amsterdam's Slotervaart district.

Slotervaart is a no-go zone (aka a "sensitive urban area"). These are the many places in European cities that police avoid because they have been secured by Muslim conquerors. Welfare money pours into the no-go zones, and violence pours out. Slotervaart has been particularly hot since a policewoman was forced to shoot ethnic Moroccan Bilal Bajaka, who launched a suicide knife attack on a police station.

Bajaka is a cousin of Mohammed Bouyeri, who committed the grisly ritual butchering of filmmaker Theo van Gogh on an Amsterdam street. Bajaka nearly managed to kill two officers, cutting them up severely before he was finally killed.

The Mayor of Slotervaart is Moroccan-born Socialist Ahmed Marcouch. He blames Holland for not curing Bajaka of his mental problems. Bejaka's close relatives include a doctor and a judge, yet apparently he was not able to get the psychiatric help he needed because Holland has not yet completely succumbed to socialism. The idea that maniacal Islamist murderers are put-upon victims in need of taxpayers' help is typical of the moonbattery that is literally eradicating European civilization.

Predictably, Muslims are outraged that police dared defend themselves from Bajaka, and consequently have been rioting since the beginning of last week, torching cars and clashing with police. Any day now, the MSM might get around to mentioning it, provided there's nothing new with Paris Hilton or Britney Spears.



October 23, 2007

Barack Obama, Homophobe

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:35 PM

No matter how far you bend over backwards to pander to left-wing special interest groups, they will always demand more. Barack Hussein Obama is in hot water with the homosexual militants at Truth Wins Out because gospel singer Donnie McClurkin has been raising money for him.

McClurkin is considered ideologically impure, apparently for not endorsing homosexuality. Here he is raising gasps from the gay/lesbian/questioning/confused/transgendered/transmogrified/polysexual community with his "divisive" views:

What people do in their bedrooms and who they are as human beings are two different things.

For his own part, Obama has proclaimed that homosexual civil unions would not be a "lesser thing" than sacred matrimony, but he isn't dumb enough to openly endorse homosexual marriage right before an election — though it is endorsed by the moonbat cult known as the United Church of Christ, to which Obama belongs.

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Barack Hussein has some more pandering to do.

On a tip from Charles.



Pat Buchanan Sums Up Global Warming Hoax

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:36 PM

Say what you will about Pat Buchanan, he hits the nail on the head when it comes to global warming:

Like the panics of bygone eras, this one has the aspect of yet another re-enactment of the Big Con. The huckster arrives in town, tells all the rubes that disaster impends for them and their families, but says there may be one last chance they can be saved — but it will take a lot of money. And the folks should go about collecting it, right now.
This, it seems to me, is what the global-warming scare and scam are all about — frightening Americans into transferring sovereignty, power and wealth to a global political elite that claims it alone understands the crisis and it alone can save us from impending disaster. […]
While modest warming has taken place, there is no conclusive evidence human beings are responsible, no conclusive evidence Earth's temperature is rising dangerously or will reach intolerable levels and no conclusive evidence that warming will do more harm than good.[…]
The mammoth government we have today is a result of politicians rushing to solve "crises" by creating and empowering new federal agencies.[…]
Cal Coolidge said that when you see 10 troubles coming up the road toward you, sometimes the best thing to do is nothing, because nine of them will fall into the ditch before they get to you. And so it will be with global warming, if we don't sell out America to the hucksters who would save us.

That anyone takes the hoax seriously is a frightening tribute to the power of the moonbat establishment to lead the gullible around by the nose.

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Go Rockies!

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:30 AM

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If ever a team deserved to win…

I must be dreaming — the New York Times has just published an excellent piece praising the Colorado Rockies for getting where they are by emphasizing character. Amazingly, the team is not depicted as an intolerant cult, despite the prevalence of Christian faith among the players and management. General Manager Dan O'Down is quoted:

Do we like players with character? There is absolutely no doubt about that. If people want to interpret character as a religious-based issue because it appears many times in the Bible, that's their decision. I believe that character is an innate part of developing an organization, and to me, it is nothing more than doing the right thing at the right time when nobody's looking. Nothing more complicated than that. You don't have to be a Christian to make that decision.

But it does help, which is why you'll find the Bible instead of Playboy in the clubhouse. However, even if the Rockies paid $16 million to get rid of pitcher Denny Neagle for illegally indulging in degeneracy, non-Christians are made to feel at home. Reports Jewish Jason Hirsh:

There are guys who are religious, sure, but they don't impress it upon anybody. It's not like they hung a cross in my locker or anything. They've accepted me for who I am and what I believe in.

For a stark contrast, compare the Times' positive coverage with the venom spewed at the Rockies by The Nation, inspired by a report in USA Today last year. The Nation's Dave Zirin revels in the Rockies' formerly mediocre record and bizarrely (yet typically of moonbats) accuses the team of racism. He ridicules the value of character and denounces the Rockies' beliefs as "offensive." MLB Commissioner Bud Selig is actually taken to task for not doing anything about the Rockies being Christian. A small sample of Zirin's bilious moonbattery:

The Rockies right now are a noxious reflection of a time in US history when generals speak of crusades and the President recounts his personal conversations with Yahweh.

Any team hated by the folks at The Nation deserves the full support of decent people everywhere.

When the World Series starts tomorrow, the Rockies will face the Boston Red Sox, who place conspicuously less emphasis on character issues. But then, the Red Sox have a very different fan base.

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A Red Sox fan demonstrates his maturity.

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Here's another one. Check out that grip; I guess he's throwing a change-up.

Hat tip: Slapstick Politics.

Update:

It looks like I owe the Red Sox an apology. Here's a 2005 Boston Globe article remarkably similar to the Times article linked above, except it's about the Red Sox. My only excuse is that I was led astray by Manny Ramirez's antics, and by seeing moonbats like Hanoi John, Ben Affleck, and Matt Damon in the stands.

On a tip from Robert.



British Nanny State Using Imaginary Obesity Crisis to Justify Totalitarianism

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:56 AM

Climate change is only the beginning. Other imaginary crises also require massive government intervention into even the most picayune details of our personal lives. Junkfood Science quotes from the British report Foresight Tackling Obesities: Future Choices Project:

The obesity epidemic cannot be prevented by individual action alone and demands a societal approach. Tackling obesity requires far greater change than anything tried so far, and at multiple levels: personal, family, community and national. Preventing obesity is a societal challenge, similar to climate change. It requires partnership between government, science, business and civil society.

Typically of authoritarian moonbats, the hysterical dictacrats behind the report wallow in class snobbery:

Social trends indicate there may be continued polarisation of the population, into the junk-food eating, less-educated poor and functional food eating, better-informed higher classes.

In other words, the proles are too stupid to know what to eat, so we elites must impose a diet regime upon them for their own good. Evidence that the poor eat just as healthily as anyone else in Britain is ignored.

Now for the scary part — the interventions, which include:

…the state could provide tax rebates for healthy lifestyles, and provide free services on demand only for the poorest…
children's BMIs measured annually at school, results sent home in confidence to their parents, with lifestyle advice, follow-up checks and referral to more specialised services...
supermarkets, responding to government regulations similar to those on cigarettes and alcohol, arbitrate on which customers can buy high fat foods…
"healthy living agreements" between people and health providers…
Robotic or electronic devices, coupled with Internet-based, interactive medimechanics and detailed individual background data, may lead to more effective personal monitoring and management of health…
electronic "fat quota" ration cards may keep a closer eye on obese people's food purchases and ration specific items; it could even be used to identify overweight teenagers that should attend government-run summer fitness camps…

Who would have believed that the same Britain that fought off the Nazis would succumb within two generations to an Orwellian totalitarian dystopia imposed by touchy-feely bureauweenies who insist we must be enslaved to save ourselves from acquiring incorrect body mass indices?

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…so watch what you eat.

On a tip from Ian from the EUSSR.



Glenn Beck Describes the Abode of a Moonbat

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:12 AM

From the Fusion of Entertainment and Enlightenment:

Jacqueline Sheedy has turned her former coal barge where she lives into a shrine of energy efficiency. […] Not enough for you, huh? Okay, how about this? She also reads by candlelight. […] In case it wasn't enough for you on the candlelight, she also converts her own human waste into fertilizer. And if that's not enough for you, she also hauls fresh water home on a trailer that's attached to her bicycle. […] She's also a member of CRAG, Carbon Rationing Action Group. Oh, boy. They're imposing on each other a 9,000-pound carbon emission, 9,000 pounds. The average person uses, what is it, 18 tons? This 9,000 pound of carbon emissions on each member which pretty much has you reading by candlelight.

You would think a moonbat as devoted to insanity as Ms. Seedy would be cut a little slack by the nongovernmental freelance dictacrats as CRAG. But no:

What she wants to do, she's really kind of in trouble with this group now because she's a member and obviously a pretty good member. And she wanted to go on vacation. I don't know where it was, but it would have eaten up about half of her carbon credits for the year. She can't go past 9,000 pounds. So when she wanted to go on the trip, it would have eaten too many carbon credits and so the group said no. And she said what? And the group said no. And she said, I'm sorry, what? No. Hmmm? No. "I'm sorry. Maybe I'm hard of hearing." No. "I'm going on vacation now." No, you're not! She said, "well, I read by candlelight and, you know, I'm working with my own stool in my off hours; I think I'm going to Australia." She wanted to use her carbon credits that she has had, she's built up over the last couple of years and they said, no, that's just unworkable.

Beck's own plan for reducing carbon emissions makes more sense:

I'm going to say we implement — call me crazy — we implement a "No foreign oil" thing. So in other words, don't pump it out of the ground and then ship it all the way across the sea. Yeah, I'm going to say, think globally; act locally. I advocate we pump it out of our own ground. Think how we reduce the carbon footprint.

But unfortunately drilling for oil on our own land instead of buying it from Muslims who will spend the money on weapons to kill us with would not only reduce our irrelevant carbon footprint, but actually benefit the country — so it would never get past Democrats.

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Coal-barge–dwelling moonbat Jacqueline Sheedy.

On a tip from V the K.



Moonbats Desecrate Marine's Grave

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:33 AM

Marine lance corporal Jeremy Burris was killed by an explosive device October 8 in al-Anbar Province. Within hours of his burial in his hometown Liberty, Texas, moonbats fell upon his sacred grave:

About 30 sprays of flowers were ripped apart, petals strewn over the loose earth. Flags decorating the gravesite were also torn down and sentimental notes and posters shredded.
"It looked like a big debris field about 40 feet square," said Liberty Police Chief Mike Cummings. "This wasn't done by the wind or animals. It was obviously intentional."

Burris's crimes against moonbattery didn't stop with dying for his country. He was also so unapologetically religious that his fellow Marines nicknamed him Jesus.

His loss is felt deeply enough in Liberty that people had lined the streets for his funeral procession, waving flags by the hundreds. School was let out and businesses closed. For moonbats it must have been a sickening spectacle.

ghoul.jpg   Even with all the crosses, it's hard to keep cemeteries safe from moonbats.

On a tip from Bill.



Racist Engine-Revver Sent to Jail

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:59 AM

The scourge known as racism can take many forms. Ronnie Hutton of Scotland was reportedly jailed for two days for "revving his car in a racist manner." More than a year later, when his case was finally tried, he was fined £150.

Hutton claims he was only revving his Lotus's temperamental engine so it wouldn't stall:

To be convicted for revving my car in a busy street is hard to take. Does this mean anyone driving a noisy car in Scotland is now a criminal?

Of course not. It's only a crime when infidels do it near a couple of Muslims. Let this be a lesson to those who haven't submitted wholeheartedly to dhimmitude.

Hat tip: My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, on a tip from WZ.



October 22, 2007

Shrillary Rotten Photo Gallery

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:50 PM

Halloween is almost here, and nothing sets the mood for it like Zombie's The Really Truly Hillary Gallery. A few samples:

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If people don't vote wisely, we could be looking at this face every day for the next decade — and it's unlikely to get any prettier.

Hat tip: The Mighty Righty.



Halloween Comes Early to U.S. Capitol

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:16 AM

Communist News Network reports:

Police on Monday arrested dozens of protesters who blocked the doors and streets outside congressional buildings near the U.S. Capitol. […] Earlier, police had warned the protesters dressed in Blackwater gear, as well as others in military fatigues, not to block the doorway or they would be arrested. They sat on the steps pretending to hold weapons in their hands.
More than 100 people were protesting both the war in Iraq and U.S. policy on global warming. Some were dressed as polar bears and danced on the sidewalk, while others shouted, "No war" and "No warming."
Two protesters paraded through the streets outside the Capitol building, one wearing a large George W. Bush mask and a black-and-white prison outfit, while the other wore a Condoleezza Rice mask with an "Arrest Bush" T-shirt.

To think it's still more than a week to Halloween.

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Every day is Halloween for moonbats.



Hugo Chavez Denounces Catholic Church

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:15 AM

Among the last ones left in Venezuela standing up to the unfolding tragedy of the Hugo Chavez regime are leaders of the Roman Catholic Church, who have publicly observed that his current moves to escape from term limits and to allow throwing political opponents in jail without charge are "authoritarian."

Chavez bellows in response:

They say the reform is morally unacceptable — they are morally unacceptable. Those bishops that we have make us ashamed.

Chavez appears to have enough support to push through his latest "reforms," thanks to the oil money he has showered upon the lower classes. The free money won't last, due to socialist mismanagement of the oil industry. But by the time illiterate ghetto denizens catch on to this fact, it will be too late to do anything about it.

By then Chavez's war of words will have escalated to mass executions, and the Church will be no more in Venezuela. Moonbattery has but one commandment: there shall be no god other than the State.

hugo-chavez_che-guevara.jpg   Totalitarian moonbats even have their own saints.



John Stossel Unmasks Global Warming Hoax

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:26 AM

In case you missed John Stossel's segment on the global warming hoax Friday:

Highlights include Stossel reminding us that rising CO2 levels are not a cause but an effect of higher temperatures; that warmer weather is not necessarily bad; that the "scientific consensus" that people cause climate change does not exist except in the minds of moonbats; that the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shares the bogus Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore, is packed with political hacks who don't know any more than Gore does about science; and that real scientists on the committee are enraged that their names have been attached against their will to the IPCC's global warming lies.

Hat tips: NewsBusters, Stop the ACLU, on a tip from General Jack D. Ripper.



Another Brit Forced by Socialized Medicine to Pull His Own Teeth

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:48 AM

As reported earlier, socialized medicine has reduced its victims in Great Britain to pulling their own teeth. Another ghastly case:

A man described how he pulled out seven of his own teeth because he was told to wait for an appointment to see an NHS dentist.
Taxi driver Arthur Haupt used pliers and a technique he had learned in the army to carry out the DIY dentistry.
He said he was forced in agony into taking the drastic action because he was given a three-week wait by staff at his local NHS dental surgery.

Only a three-week wait for emergency dentistry? Haupt should have counted himself as lucky.

Yet voters will voluntarily impose the same grim fate on America by electing Democrats.

Social engineers have discovered that taxpayers don't need dentists, since most of us can still afford a pair of pliers.   pliers.jpg

On a tip from Wiggins.



British Educrats Regulate Children's Weight

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:25 AM

Authoritarian moonbats insist on controlling pretty much everything — including how much children weigh. Now the parents of British kids found to exceed weight limits will be sent an official warning letter.

According to the latest hysterical report, 60% of men, 50% of women, and 26% of children will be obese by 2050, assuming we haven't all been burned up by global warming or stung to death by killer bees by then. In light of these frightening (to the gullible) predictions, Health Secretary Alan Johnson wants children's weight stats to be sent to all parents.

British children have actually been confiscated from their parents for being allowed to weigh too much. Brits have even been found guilty of animal cruelty for letting a dog overeat.

Soon both people and animals will have their daily calorie intake precisely regulated by the authorities — for our own good, of course.

rubens.jpg   If Rubens were around today, he'd be arrested for painting women who aren't skinny enough.

On a tip from nanc.



October 21, 2007

Composer Mike Oldfield Unable to Endure British Moonbattery

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:58 PM

Mike Oldfield, the multi-millionaire composer who created "Tubular Bells" and helped put Virgin Records on the map, explains why he can't take Britain anymore and has moved to Spain:

It is too intrusive. Imagine if Winston Churchill was given a £50 fine for smoking his cigar. He would never have stood for it.
I don't want to live in a country where a little old lady has to wear a hard hat and a luminous vest just to look after the village green.
It's ludicrous. I had some window cleaners come to my house and they showed me a contract ten pages long full of health-and-safety stuff.
It seems we have lost our freedom. It's just the thought that someone lighting up a harmless roll-up could be fined. I haven't seen any cameras in Spain and you can smoke where you like. […]
I'm not whingeing — it is just a fact of life that the old Great Britain is gone.

Or if it's not, it soon will be — unless Brits rebel against the suffocating moonbattery they've imposed on themselves. Running away won't help, because the moonbattery will follow unless it is confronted and destroyed. Just ask anyone who has moved from California to Seattle or Portland.

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In his 1970s glory days, Oldfield was allowed to smoke, just like an adult.

On a tip from xantl.



"Hypocrisy So Extreme It Warps Time and Space"

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:19 PM

That's how Little Green Footballs describes Harry Reid's attempt to take credit for Rush Limbaugh's philanthropy.

As you probably know, Rush has raised over $2 million dollars for the children of fallen Marines and federal law enforcement officers, by auctioning off a letter in which Dingy Harry menacingly denounces El Rushbo to his bosses at Clear Channel on the ludicrous grounds that he isn't supportive of our troops because he referred to phony soldiers as phony soldiers.

I won't insult anyone's intelligence by spelling out which of the two has been conspicuous for his support of the troops, and which has been conspicuous for his lack of support.

Reid's letter was signed by 40 of his colleagues, including such vermin as Senator Dick Durbin, who famously compared our troops to Nazis and communists, and Ted Kennedy, who declared that Saddam's torture chambers are open under new management — i.e., that of our troops. Dingy Harry himself has loudly proclaimed that our troops have been defeated, even as they continue to fight for the country he allegedly represents.

In an ominous indication of the threat Dems pose to the First Amendment, Presidential candidates Shrillary Rotten Clinton and Barack Hussein Abominable both signed the shameful letter.

Kudos to Rush, for turning around Reid's slimy tactics and ramming the whole "phony soldier" ambush down his scrawny throat.

If you think the spin Reid resorted to in his hasty retreat was preposterous, check how they're portraying the issue at Daily Kos, which alleges that Rush is apologizing for having pointed out that antiwar tool Jesse MacBeth (aka Jesse Al-Zaid) is a phony soldier.

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El Rushbo deserves a good cigar after outwitting 41 moonbat Senators.

On a tip from Steve from PA.



Osama Obama Withstands the National Anthem

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:02 AM

Barack Obama has moved beyond rejecting flag pins. Via Time, here he is enduring our National Anthem:

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Bill Richardson and even Shrillary have their hands over their hearts, as respect and the United States Code demand. But Osama Abominable doesn't go for that corny stuff.

Hat tip: NewsBusters, on a tip from Cheetah.



7-Year-Old Suspended for Drawing Picture of Gun

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:46 AM

If anything could be almost as unholy to moonbats as the Cross and the American flag, it's firearms. Their hysterical hatred of weapons is so extreme that 7-year-old Kyle Walker has just received a one-day suspension from the second grade in Dennis Township, New Jersey for drawing a stick figure shooting a water gun.

Too bad Kyle isn't inclined toward activities that educators find more socially acceptable, like dancing naked and masturbating.

Authoritarian liberals have certainly gone out of their way to imprint upon children their notion that guns are obscene. This could be because to the moonbat mind, guns represent masculinity, and are therefore inherently repulsive.

Or it could be part of the greater strategy to mold the next generation in their own image. Kids raised to loathe guns aren't going to grow up to champion the crucial Second Amendment, to admire the heroes who have kept this country free, or to become such heroes themselves. Without respect for guns and those who use them appropriately, they'll become cowards who whimper about dialog while Muslims fly planes into their skyscrapers.

Or at least, that's what progressives seem to hope.

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When they grow up, our kids are going to have to fight their kids.

On a tip from Wiggins.



October 20, 2007

Red State Update Offers Social Tips to Democrats

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:26 PM

In light of Democrat Congressman Bennie Thompson advising staffers to get immunized against a wide range of diseases before attending a NASCAR event on a fact-finding mission, Red State Update offers further advice to liberal elitists in our government brave enough to venture into places where normal Americans congregate:

On a tip from Byron.



4-Year-Old Investigated for Racism

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:51 PM

Remember when the 10-year-old British boy was investigated for racism after an immigrant beat him with an iron bar? It has now been topped. From Bedenham Primary School in Gosport, Hants, U.K.:

A headteacher has defended her decision to investigate an allegation that a four-year-old boy was guilty of racism during a game of chase.
Anne Phipps acted after Rocky Smith spat at a 10-year-old black boy on the school's playing field. She said she had no choice but to pursue the accusation, despite the child's age.

Reports the young racist's mother:

After it happened, I said to Rocky "what is a racist?" and he said "it's when you have races with your friends and the person who wins is it." […] His best friend at nursery was a boy of Indian background — colour doesn't mean anything to him.

How cleverly the boy masks his white supremacist agenda! You would think Tunde Bright-Davies, chairwoman of the Racial Harassment Forum, wouldn't be taken in by this ruse. She informs us:

A very young child can hate another person because of the colour of their skin — I have met with a boy of six who said he used to be racist.

You see, the kids confessed! (Presumably he has now been politically rehabilitated, just in time for elementary school.) However, even Dull-Davies was tricked by young Rocky:

But with the circumstances of this incident, there was no name calling, no racial connotation, no "get away from me," so you can't found racism on just spitting.

How are educrats supposed to know Rocky wasn't thinking racist thoughts without investigating?

Eventually moonbats will discover racism in the womb, and finally have a justification for abortion.

pregnant.jpg   Could she be carrying a tiny racist? Maybe she'd better abort it, just to be on the safe side.

On a tip from Panday.



Hawaiian Apartheid

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:11 AM

If uttering the words "nappy-headed hos" constitutes unconscionable racism, what do you call this:

Under a program created by Congress in 1921, Native Hawaiians with strong bloodlines can get land for a home for $1 a year. Those with more mixed ancestry still receive many other benefits, including low-interest loans and admission for their children to the richly endowed and highly regarded Kamehameha Schools.

The state pours all sorts of money into Hawaiian apartheid:

The state Office of Hawaiian Affairs spends millions a year on programs to benefit Native Hawaiians, promoting the Hawaiian language and pushing for federal recognition of Hawaiians.

There are Hawaiians, and then there are those who are more Hawaiian:

In a federal lawsuit filed in 2005, Native Hawaiians with at least 50 percent islander blood want exclusive control over state programs currently open to everyone with at least some Native Hawaiian blood.

Being born in Hawaii counts for nothing. But if you can come up with documents linking you back to Chief Oompaloompa, you've got a ticket to climb aboard the gravy kayak.

Next on the agenda: special elections in which only "Native Hawaiians" can vote.

Why does Hawaiian blood make people so much better than everyone else? Because Hawaiians are victims, of course. You don't get special privileges by integrating with the rest of society, and working hard to make a contribution. What you do is stand off in your own little corner and cry.

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Not even Steve McGarrett counts as Hawaiian.

On a tip from Bob.



Che Guevara Monument Destroyed

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:53 AM

It looks like not everyone in Venezuela is on board with the "Bolivarian Revolution." Less than two weeks after budding young dictator Hugo Chavez unveiled a glass statue of one of his role models, Fidel Castro's bloodthirsty chief executioner Che Guevara, it was shot up, toppled, and shattered.

A flier left by the Paramo Patriotic Front noted that Guevara was a "cold-blooded killer" and announced that

We don't want any monument to Che, he isn't an example for our children.

Let's hope no Venezuelan children have to grow up under a regime that tries to pass him off as one.

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A hero only to dictators — and of course moonbats.

On a tip from Byron.



October 19, 2007

BET Offers Honors for Beating Up White Guy

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:46 AM

Imagine a White Entertainment Television network that publicly honors gangs of Caucasian thugs for beating blacks unconscious and leaving them for dead. Such a network would never be permitted to exist, because racism is wrong — except of course if it's directed against whites.

In a frontal assault on whatever remains of decency in the entertainment industry, Black Entertainment Television invited Jena 6 goons Carwin Jones and Bryant Purvis onto the stage during last night's Hip Hop Awards to present the Video of the Year award to racist bomb-thrower Kanye West. The two were granted a standing ovation for having participated in beating the regrettably Caucasian Justin Barker until after he had lost consciousness, presumably for being a "racist."

Technically assault is still illegal even if the victim is white. One of the Jena 6 is still facing attempted murder charges. But a Louisiana court granted them permission to travel to Atlanta to be worshiped by the politically correct hip hop community.

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On tips from V the K and Cheetah.



Anti-Americanism: An American Specialty

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:25 AM

In an excellent editorial, Gerard Baker observes that anti-Americanism is an exceedingly popular American export:

Al Gore has won a Nobel Peace Prize, an Oscar and an Emmy, the triple crown of recognition from the self-adoring keepers of bien-pensant, elite liberal, global orthodoxy. Michael Moore is treated like a prophet in Cannes and Venice, as he peddles his tales of an America that poisons its poor, sends its blacks off to war and shoots itself. Whenever a loquacious Dixie Chick or a contumacious Sean Penn utters some excoriating remark about the depravity of his or her own country, audiences around the world nod their heads in sympathetic agreement. Bill Clinton, of course, is a god. Though protocol dictates that he may not say things that are too unkind about the country he once led, a nod and a wink will suffice.
It has always amused me that the same people who denounce America as a seething cesspit of blind obscurantist bigotry can't see the irony that America itself produces its own best critics. When there's a scab to be picked on the American body politic, no one does it with more loving attention, more rigorous focus on the detail, than Americans themselves.

American anti-Americanism is the best, because our freedom gives it a stamp of validity:

Let's be honest, how much real moral weight do Vladimir Putin or Mahmoud Ahmadinejad carry when they decry American motives and actions? All but the most unhinged of America's critics know, deep down, in a part of the brain they try not to consult, that whatever they may think of the Bushitler in Washington, they don't feel comfortable agreeing with the ex-KGB hatchet man of the Kremlin or the Holocaust-denying Dr Strangelove sitting astride his Islamist bomb. It sounds so much better when Al Gore or Michael Moore says it.
But ask yourself why that is. Isn't it because they know that only American criticism really carries legitimacy? Only a country that enthusiastically and self-woundingly honours Voltaire’s old dictum about free speech can really be trusted to cast judgment on anything.

But there's a dark side to the flourishing anti-Americanism industry:

The Americans who win global approbation in Oslo or at the UN are not simply critics of current American policy. They want to construct an international system that will for ever prevent the US from pursuing its own objectives, a system designed to dilute, counterbalance and constrain America's ability to govern itself. They prefer a world in which American democracy is subordinated to a kind of global government, rule by a global elite, tasked to make decisions on everyone's behalf in the name of multilateralism.
Al Gore wants the US to give up its economic autonomy and submit to rule by binding international obligations to curb its carbon emissions. Some of the Democratic candidates for the presidency want to tie down the American Gulliver under a web of global treaties. The British Government, if recent speeches by ministers are to be believed, is now apparently seriously committed to the idea that only the UN has the legitimacy to determine how nations should behave. In other words, that a system that gives vetoes to China and Russia and honours the human rights contributions of countries such as Syria or North Korea should be accorded a full role in the promotion of the dignity of mankind.
There's a larger irony in all this. Even as the US demonstrates the openness of its own society, its unrivalled capacity for self-examination and self-correction, a free system based on the absolute authority of the rule of law, it is told it must submit itself to the views of Moscow, Beijing, and Brussels.
Fortunately, while the American system may be forgivingly tolerant of people with wild and dangerous ideas, it doesn't generally let them run the country.

Let's hope he's right:

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Hat tip: Blue Crab Boulevard.



Dog Publicly Starved to Death as Art

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:30 AM

Just when you though modern art couldn't possibly get any more senseless and depraved:

Costa Rican artist Guillermo "Habacuc" Vargas found a dog tied up at a street corner in a Nicaraguan barrio and used it in an art exhibit. In addition to the live dog, Vargas' masterpiece included the words "You are what you read," spelled out in dog food, as well as marijuana and crack cocaine burning in an incense burner. This multimedia display also featured the Sandinista national anthem playing backwards.

Vargas gave instructions not to feed the dog, which was of course restrained. As planned, it died of starvation in the gallery.

This demonstration of artistic genius was intended as a tribute to Natividad Canda, a Nicaraguan burglar who got himself killed in Costa Rica by a pair of rottweilers guarding the property he was trying to rob. Vargas explains his work:

The importance to me is the hypocrisy of the people where an animal is the focus of attention where people come to see art but not when it's in the street starving to death. The same thing happened with poor Natividad Canda. The people sympathized with him only after he was dead.

Generations of moonbattery have reduced art to lunacy. Similar effects can be seen in every other aspect of Western culture, prominently including politics.

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What art has been reduced to.

Hat tips: The GinBlog, For the Love of the Dog, on a tip from V the K.



Pete Stark Thanks Daily Kos for Support

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:54 AM

In case anyone was wondering who Democrat politicians are pandering to with their over-the-top, defeatist rhetoric, Rep Pete Stark (D-CA) has thanked the hard-left maniacs at Daily Kos for supporting him in the wake of his recent outrageous remarks.

Here's Stark spewing the moonbattery in question:

An excerpt, in case Google realizes it makes Dems look despicable and takes the video down:

They [Republicans] sure don't care about finding $200 billion to fight the illegal war in Iraq. Where ya gonna get that money? Ya gonna tell us lies? Like you're telling us today? Is that how you're gonna fund the war? You don't have money to fund the war or children. But you're going to spend it, to blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the President's amusement.

If a bum at the other end of a park bench gave a speech like this, you'd move to another bench quickly. Yet this unhinged, juvenile, irresponsible, and seditious fool is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Stark gave this patriotic speech as part of a temper tantrum over the failure of Dems' latest attempt to inflate SCHIP into something resembling full-blown socialized medicine, "for the sake of the children."

On a tip from John.



Local Maryland Bureauweenie Invites Chavez Tendrils

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:17 AM

Dems attempting to expand the SCHIP program aren't the only ones who would push socialism on the well-to-do. Council member Marc Elrich tried to bring Venezuela's ambassador to wealthy Montgomery County, Maryland, with hopes of getting the hostile socialist regime to invest in local social programs — something autocrat Hugo Chavez has shown a willingness to do for propaganda purposes, even as his own people struggle to find food.

Local Venezuelan and Cuban immigrants were understandably incensed. Elrich abandoned his scheme when even fellow Dems like County Executive Isiah Leggett shot it down.

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Others besides Joe Kennedy would take Chavez's tainted money.

On a tip from Charles.

Update:

Welcome Hot Air readers!



Melanie Morgan Goes Toe-to-Toe With Code Pink

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:55 AM

Kudos to Melanie Morgan, for standing up to the Code Pink traitors who have been harassing and vandalizing a Marines recruiting center in Moonbat Central, Berkeley. She led a large contingent of patriots who shouted down the moonbats on Wednesday.

World Can't Wait was also on hand. One of its moonbats was arrested for possessing a flaming substance in public. The substance, unsurprisingly, was an American flag.

Melanie has her work cut out for her. Code Stink's head witch Medea Benjamin announced that they will keep protesting the recruiting station each week, with the intention of shutting it down. That's how progressives show their support for the troops.

More at Move America Forward.

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Melanie offers Medea Benjamin a T-shirt. You can have one too.



October 18, 2007

Journalist Rebecca Aguilar Suspended for Harassing Old Man

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:40 AM

Bad news for Rebecca Aguilar, the Hispanic Journalist of the Year: She has been suspended for harassing a 70-year-old man over his politically incorrect willingness to defend his home and place of business from burglars.

James Walton, owner of Able Walton Machine & Welding in West Dallas, shot and killed two suspected burglars in separate incidents over a span of three weeks. As Dallas police Sergeant Gene Reyes observed:

He's got a right to defend his property. What gives a stranger the right to go in and vandalize or burglarize his business? He's within every legal right to do this.

Here's the charming Rebecca Aguilar in action, literally reducing the old guy to tears as she badgers him about being "a trigger-happy kind of person":

Small wonder journalists aren't terribly popular.

Hat tip: Riehl World View, on a tip from V the K.

Update:

As you can see, the "Don't Be Evil" moonbats at Google took the video down. I guess it really did make liberal reporters look bad.



Countermoonbattery from France and Even the New York Times

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:55 AM

Given the steady flow of anti-American moonbattery gushing out of France since WWII, the election of pro-American Nicolas Sarkozy was a wonderful surprise. Still more amazing is the piece on his finance minister Christine Lagarde in today's New York Times:

Not only is Christine Lagarde France's finance minister, ready to forsake her native tongue, she is, she says, "happier doing this in English." With that, right off the bat, she declares in ringing Anglo-Saxon: "We are trying to change the psyche of the French people in relation to work."
A hopeless task, some might say. Deep in the Gallic soul resides the notion that work is exploitation, a ruse concocted by American robber barons, best regulated and minimized and offset by hours of idleness. The demise of the Soviet Union left France leading the counter-capitalist school.
But Lagarde, 51, tall and striking, is not known as "the American" for nothing. Think of her as the face of a new France ditching its cold-war hangover. The sobriquet reflects her linguistic skills, her background as a highflying executive for the Baker & McKenzie law firm and her Chicago-cultivated candor.
In an interview, Lagarde says that more than two decades at a U.S. corporation taught her: "The more hours you worked, the more hours you billed, the more profit you could generate for yourself and your firm. That was the mantra."
The equivalent mantra in the French bureaucracy might be: the fewer hours you work, the more vacation you take, the more time you have to grumble about the state of the universe and the smarter you feel, especially compared to workaholic dingbats across the Atlantic with no time for boules.
So Lagarde, appointed four months ago by President Nicolas Sarkozy, is aware that she faces a big challenge: "What was really striking to me when I came back from Chicago in 2005 was that the law on the 35-hour week had passed and been internalized by individuals and, I think, had produced disastrous effects."

Moonbattery certainly does produce disastrous effects, leading those deranged by it straight toward the Abyss. By electing Sarko, France indicated that it has reached the edge, peered into the depths, and wants to mend its ways. Is it too late for the Gray Lady to follow suit?

Christine_Lagarde.jpg   Lagarde motions for lazy moonbats to get out of the way.

On a tip from Harry.



Reading, Writing, and Rot

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:15 AM

Catherine Johnson of Westchester County, New York reports on what her 13-year-old son learned recently at the Irvington Middle School Wellness Fair:

At the dinner table, he announces, "Today at school I learned that oral sex is safer than anal sex." This is a kid who hasn't even been on a date yet, or had a first kiss, as far as I know.

The kid had brought home some informational brochures from the gala event:

One titled "Woman to Woman" discussed how lesbians can protect themselves from HIV and featured an illustration of a woman spinning jubilantly in plastic wrap. Another provided graphic warning signs of sexually transmitted diseases in men, such as a thick discharge from the penis, and sores or blisters on the testicles.

Lovely images to implant into a 13-year-old's head — but probably no more neurosis-inducing than the global warming propaganda fed to grade-school kids, which has some of them terrified that the planet is doomed because the scourge known as human civilization is killing it.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Crackpot Solutions to Imaginary Global Warming Crisis

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:26 AM

Even if global warming isn't all that frightening, the proposed solutions to it range from inconvenient to terrifying. Andrew Bolt lists a few:

  • Feed people to trees by foregoing cremation and burying corpses at the base of trees.
  • Use "alternatives" to air-conditioning.
  • Travel by "solar power blimps" instead of jets.
  • Travel less.
  • Shower shorter.
  • Use inferior low-energy light bulbs.
  • Eat kangaroos instead of cattle.
  • Ban high-energy LCD TVs.
  • Hang wet clothes all over the yard instead of using the dryer.

Now for some scary ones:

Alarmist of the Year Tim Flannery has called for our population to be cut by up to a third, and ABC radio even ran a lecture by a green zealot suggesting we "put something in the water, a virus that would be specific to the human reproductive system and would make a substantial proportion of the population infertile."

We'll also need to jettison democracy:

Of course, you'll console yourself with the thought that nobody could ever force such schemes on you. Not in a democracy. But the faithful have thought of that problem, as Professor David Shearman, an assessor with the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, explained this week on ABC radio.
"Do you believe that climate change can be arrested under our own sacrosanct system of liberal democracy?", he sneered. We voters would never agree to the "solution" to global warming, and "this condemns democracy".
Shearman, a medico, had a better idea: "If you were a patient in the intensive care unit, would you wish each decision made authoritatively by a medical expert or by a democratic committee?"

You don't have to scratch the flaky surface of environmentalism very hard to reveal the totalitarian, antihuman moonbattery festering underneath. If communism resulted in 100 million deaths, what horrors might the increasingly militant environmentalist movement have in store for us?

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Australian of the Year Tim Flannery — wants to reduce the human race by one third.



Al Gore's Scientific Aptitude

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:49 AM

Other than hostility to Western Civilization, not much seems to be asked of Nobel Peace Prize laureates these days. Al Gore was just awarded the prize for promoting the global warming hoax, despite being a conspicuous energy hog whose glaring hypocrisy undermines the whole swindle. He certainly didn't get the prize for knowing much about science, as anyone familiar with his fabulous predictions of apocalyptic doom can attest. WaPo once reported on the Goracle's scientific aptitude:

For all of Gore's later fascination with science and technology, he often struggled academically in those subjects. The political champion of the natural world received that sophomore D in Natural Sciences 6 (Man's Place in Nature) and then got a C-plus in Natural Sciences 118 his senior year. […]
When John C. Davis, a retired teacher and assistant headmaster at St. Albans, was recently shown his illustrious former pupil's college board achievement test scores, he inspected them closely with a magnifier and shook his head, chuckling quietly at the science results.
"Four eighty-eight! Terrible" Davis declared upon inspecting the future vice president's 488 score (out of a possible 800) in physics.
"Hmmmm. Chemistry. Five-nineteen. He didn't do too well in chemistry."

It's a shame they didn't give out scores for posturing, bloviating, and fear-mongering — no doubt the Goracle would have produced more impressive results.

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Not quite Albert Einstein.

Hat tip: NewsBusters, on a tip from Cheetah.



People Losing Interest in Impending Doom of Global Warming

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:32 AM

The liberal establishment has resorted to a full-court press in its attempt to whip up hysteria with the global warming hoax. The jet-set environmental hypocrite Al Gore was just given the formerly prestigious Nobel Peace Prize; NBC Universal is devoting an entire week to climate change propaganda.

If asked, many Americans will nod their heads and dutifully repeat, "Yes, yes, we're all doomed, everybody says so." But we've been around this block before, with global cooling, killer bees, Y2K, bird flu, crop circles, etc.; deep down, people know it's a lie.

Consequently, no amount of hype has been able to keep interest from waning. Even Time Magazine, which has been among the most shameless in promoting the hoax, has been forced to admit:

Interest in global warming spiked at the beginning of this year, rising to three times its normal level on Feb. 1, 2007, coinciding with Al Gore's Nobel Peace Prize nomination. But since then, the volume of searches on "global warming" have dropped off precipitously to the lowest levels in the last year save for a brief recovery in advance of the actual award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Gore last week.

Among the top global warming search phrases are "global warming myth," "global warming hoax," "benefits of global warming," and "the great global warming swindle."

You can fool some of the people some of the time…

My advice to libs: go back to global cooling. Warm weather just isn't that scary.

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Yelling louder isn't going to help.

On a tip from Scott.



Half of New Jersey Wants Out

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:32 AM

It's a paradox for liberals: the higher they raise taxes, the less revenue they bring in. This is not only because higher taxes suffocate the economy, so that there is less wealth to be expropriated, but also because taxpayers flee from excessively greedy state governments.

As mentioned earlier, the 72,547 people who escaped from New Jersey last year cost the state an estimated $680 million in tax revenues. Now we learn that a full 50% of the residents of New Jersey want to leave.

Retired police officer Frederick Huffenus plans to move to North Carolina:

You're penalized for living here all your life, you work hard and save all your life, and then you're taxed.

Maybe we can get the government to follow through with its promise to build a wall after all — provided it's built around New Jersey, and designed not to keep invaders out, but taxpayers in.

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Corzine ought to invest in one of these while he still has a tax base.

On a tip from V the K.



October 17, 2007

National Security Joke Is Getting Old

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:48 PM

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Our border.

The joke bureauweenies have made of our national security isn't funny anymore.

The story of Amado Isidro Armendariz Amaya:

A Mexican national infected with a highly contagious form of tuberculosis crossed the U.S. border 76 times and took multiple domestic flights in the last year. […] The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency was warned by health officials on April 16 that the frequent traveler was infected, but it took the Homeland Security officials more than six weeks to issue a May 31 alert to warn its own border inspectors, according to Homeland Security sources who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution. Homeland Security took one more week to tell its own Transportation Security Agency.
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR) is a highly contagious illness and also resistant to the two most commonly used drugs to treat TB. […] [P]hysicians say the disease can be transmitted within minutes.

The story of Jose Abel Cabrera-Somosa:

Officer Bret Glidewell was shot Sunday after pulling over a 1998 Chevrolet S-10 pickup around 5 p.m. for running a stop sign near 32nd Street and Sweetwater Avenue [in Phoenix].
Police said the driver stuck a .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol out the window and fired one shot at Glidewell as he was walking up to the truck, hitting him right above the heart. Glidewell's vest stopped the bullet. […] He identified 35-year-old Jose Abel Cabrera-Somosa as the shooter based on a photograph. […]
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Cabrera-Somosa is an illegal immigrant who claimed he is from El Salvador. Cabrera was caught in the United States in 2001 and he voluntarily returned to Mexico, police said. […]
Police records show he was cited for traffic violations in August of 2003. He received one criminal citation for failure to provide driver license or evidence of identity. He also received four civil citations. His fingerprints and a photo were taken for identification purposes. Cabrera-Somosa was cited and released, police said.
Officers said he was again cited in October 2003 for three civil traffic violations and released.

The message to the bumbling moonbats running the government should be plain: since we aren't safe from foreign threats, your jobs aren't safe either.

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Not even Jose Abel Cabrera-Somosa is laughing.



A Week's Worth of Reasons to Avoid NBC

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:52 PM

Having learned nothing from airing the Goracle's "Live Earth" flop, increasingly moonbatty NBC is gearing up for a massive propaganda barrage in support of the global warming hoax.

The week-long push by the entire NBC Universal family goes by the codename "Green Is Universal," and is scheduled for November 4–10. Those bored enough to watch have the following to look forward to:

Bravo's coverage across all screens — TV, Internet and phone — will include a special "Watch What Happens" broadband broadcast hosted by Andy Cohen featuring Bravo designers, stylists and chefs giving "green tips" on food, fashion, beauty, design and pop culture.
Sci Fi Channel's week will include a green episode of Flash Gordon, a Eureka season-one marathon with a "Technology and Science to the Rescue" theme and a movie night centering on our "Dangerously Changing Planet."
Sundance Channel's weekly eco-destination, "The Green," Nov. 6 will showcase Big Ideas for a Small Planet: Kids and the premiere of Radiant City, Gary Burns' new film about suburban sprawl and 21st Century suburbanites.
Through a series of on-air and online character vignettes, USA Network will recognize everyday activists, including celebrities, who are making a difference to help save the environment.
CNBC's programming throughout the week will focus on ways in which "going green" can make both a global impact and be financially beneficial. The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch will explore the most cutting-edge and innovative "green" initiatives that businesses are implementing, as well as assessing the impact that going green makes on a business' bottom line.
On NBC, the Peacock's entire Thursday-night lineup — The Office, My Name Is Earl, 30 Rock, Heroes and Deal or No Deal — will be eco-themed, while NBC News will take in-depth looks at the issues and some unique special broadcast events.
Kicking off the week with its Sunday Night Football matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles, the gridiron contest will include Green Is Universal announcements and incorporate the theme through the telecast, as will the college-football game between Air Force and Notre Dame Nov. 10.

You can't even watch a football game on NBC without having hysterical global warming propaganda rammed down your throat — as if having shrill leftist Keith Olbermann on Football Night in America wasn't bad enough already.

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Nothing But Crapola.

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



A Jenny Ass and Friend

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:46 AM

Now I get why Democrats chose the donkey as their mascot:

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Via Grouchy Old Cripple, on a tip from nanc.



Randi Rhodes Mugged by Too Many Bloody Marys?

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:24 AM

Despite claims by fellow Air America propagandist Jon Elliot that Randi Rhodes was physically assaulted by conspirators of the "right wing hate machine," it turns out she wasn't assaulted by anyone, but rather just fell down in the street, evidently knocking out a few of her rather prominent teeth.

But what would cause Rodent to fall down like that? Here's a possible explanation, via Gawker:

Randi Rhodes was no more assaulted by a right-wing fanatic on Monday than Dick Cheney was. She, in fact, fell down and injured her teeth outside of a Midtown Irish bar at around 6 o'clock Sunday evening after downing about fourteen Ketel One Bloody Marys. She was abusive to the barstaff and generally gross, crass, loud, and pretentious. I genuinely hope she has a speedy recovery. I never would've disclosed this (I believe that anyone should feel free to hang out at Irish pubs at any time and not be concerned about someone publishing their behavior) if Air America hadn't grossly interpreted a drunken indiscretion and allowed it to be morphed into some bullish rhetoric on air. Whatever journalistic integrity the station may have ever had is now completely compromised. The manipulation of the public diminishes any cause, whether just or fabricated.

The way things have been going at Err Un-American, it may soon be common to find its anchors lying drunk on the sidewalk.

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On a tip from Mike.



Lynne Stewart: "I Would Do It Again"

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:43 AM

Remember Lynne Stewart, the leftist lawyer who was caught assisting the Islamists behind the first attack on the World Trade Center, so that they could conduct their terror operations from behind bars? Instead of the execution she richly deserves, she was sentenced to a token wrist slap by a suicidally sympathetic legal system.

Now she's giving speeches on university campuses. Yesterday she was at Hofstra University, which apparently isn't prestigious enough to book Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Taking part in a panel discussion, Stewart praised terror mastermind Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman as "a remarkable man" and proclaimed of her treasonous activities in his support:

Yes, I would do it again, but I would do it differently.

Presumably this means she would do it in a way so as not to get caught. Not that she got in any serious trouble anyway.

It's not as if there's no one on the planet so evil that Stewart wouldn't offer her support:

I don't do cops who kill kids on the streets of Brooklyn.

You see, according to moonbats, police are the bad guys, just like the Muslim terrorists trying to murder us are the good guys.

That Stewart is running around loose can only be ascribed to moonbattery gone completely out of control, in a country that has been corrupted into embracing its own demise.

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One happy traitor.



Major Shareholder Abandons New York Times

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:10 AM

As Ed Lasky reports:

The decline of the New York Times as a reputable newspaper has been matched by the decline of its business management.

The main problem is that juvenile hard-left publisher Pinch Sulzberger cannot be forced out of his job despite his pronounced incompetence because of the company's dual-class stock structure, which allows the Sulzbergers to call the shots.

With no way to get the paper back on course, shareholders are bailing out. Early this morning, a massive block of shares was sold, probably by Morgan Stanley. The Gray Lady's stock opened today at a 52-week low.

Soon there will be only two options left for the Times: bankruptcy, and selling out to a "White Knight." If it's the latter, there may be a name change to the George Soros Times or the Dubai Times — not that either would signify any difference in editorial slant.

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The Gray Hag's next publisher?

On a tip from Byron.



Jennifer Granholm: Advance Screening of President Shrillary

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:22 AM

For an advance screening of the disaster that will befall us if Shrillary Clinton becomes President, have a look at Michigan, where Governor Jennifer Granholm presides over the sickliest economy in the USA.

Canadian-born Berserkeley alumnus Granholm is remarkably similar to fellow socialist Shrillary in her authoritarian rhetoric. Who could forget these immortal words of the Hilldog:

We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.

Along the same lines, Granholm recently had this to say to those who think she should stop raising taxes:

It's not just about me, me, me. It's about investing in Michigan. Where's the notion of the common good? It's been lost over decades because there's been … this idea that it's your money, it's your money.

Here's socialism in a nutshell: it's not your money. It's the State's money. Because you don't work on your own behalf or the behalf of your family. You work on behalf of the State, which graciously permits you to keep whatever percentage of your earnings it thinks fit.

You thought you had property rights? Don't be so selfish.

Everywhere this larcenous ideology has been applied, the results have been the same. Michigan is certainly no exception. Granholm recently responded to the state's deepening economic crisis by pushing through a $1.48 billion tax increase. The inevitable result is that more companies will follow Comerica Bank, which recently escaped Michigan for a less business-hostile state (Texas). This won't much help Michigan's 7.4% jobless rate, which is already the highest in the country.

But by all means let's try socialism at the national level by electing Shrillary. At least it will put an end to people moving out of Michigan for opportunities elsewhere. Where will they go when the whole country is Michigan?

jennifer-granholm.jpg   In the spirit of Karl Marx's "From each according to his abilities," Granholm tries her hand at a job more suited to her abilities.

Hat tip: Daniel Howes' Blog, on a tip from V the K.



Ninth Circus: Statutory Rape Is Not Moral Turpitude

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:27 AM

The latest from San Franfreakshow's Ninth Circus Court of Appeals:

On Tuesday, the court decided that Alberto Quintero-Salazar - a Mexican national and legal resident of the U.S. - could not be deported on the basis of a sex crime he committed in 1998, namely illegal intercourse between an adult over 21 and a youth under 16. According to the court, adults taking sexual advantage of a minor (so long as they have the "consent" that minors are legally unable to provide) are not guilty of a crime of "moral turpitude," which is needed to subject legal U.S. residents to deportation.

Congrats to the militant degenerates who make up this court: they've managed to advance both the Mexican invasion and the sexual exploitation of children — two favorite progressive causes — in a single misruling.

Judge Sidney Thomas wrote for the majority that statutory rape "is not inherently base, vile or depraved." Oh yes it is, Thomas. And so are moonbats like you.

Hat tip: Stop the ACLU, on a tip from V the K.



Moonbats Find Solution to Columbus Day

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:00 AM

Because Christopher Columbus personifies the healthy expansion of Western Civilization, he is hated by moonbats. It really sticks in their craw that rightfully proud Italians have been able to keep Columbus Day half alive as a holiday. In some places it's even marked with parades.

Not all moonbats are willing to wait patiently for the holiday to fade away into the mists of politically correct self-hatred, gradually shoved aside by the celebration of neurotic guilt on MLK Day. The bold provocateurs at Revolutionary Anti-Imperialist Movement-Denver (RAIM-D) report on their efforts to disrupt this year's parade:

The AIM/TCD [Anti-Imperialist Movement/Transform Columbus Day] march kicked off once again in Denver, the birthplace of the KKKolumbus Day holiday. This being the 100th anniversary of the celebration of genocide against the native peoples, all out efforts were made for this protest.[…]
From the capitol steps, the march proceeded down 16th Street Mall stopping one of the bus lanes. At the intersection of Stout and 15th St. the rally gathered to oppose the parade in the streets. The Denver Pig Department and the piglets of the Sheriff’s Department were out in force, many in riot gear. There were also pigs in tan uniforms. Perhaps state police? SWAT-type teams were present as were pigs with some new kind of gun that looked like a modified AR-15 with a bulge on top and a non-standard ammo clip. It may have been some kind of "non-lethal" modification to the weapon. They looked like the occupying army that they are.[…]
The Kolumbus Day parade, supposedly a celebration of "Italian Pride," is symbolic of the parasitism of cracker Amerikkka. It began with the Sons of Italy on motorcycles, racist bikers (it was nice that they found time between beating their wives and cooking meth to attend the parade), followed by Denver cops on their motorcycles. How appropriate, pigs on hogs. Then it followed with a procession of gas-guzzling Hummer vehicles and other cars that looked right off the dealership. Lots of flat bed semis with empty floats and shitty cover bands. A handful of paraders with signs of cities named after Kolumbus was led by two people dressed like a mascot Indian, with feathers and dress, and a Spanish conquistador — how nice. There were U$ military personnel and/or ROTC there. And, the libertarian party was there to defend white property rights. The many vehicles were needed to make up for the lack of actual people for this pathetic white garbage dump of a parade. If you needed any more reason to hate Amerikkka, this parade will do it. Most of the paraders were very old, so it is encouraging sign to know that these crackers will leave this earth very soon.

If you don't hate white crackers, you too could be a racist!

Several people placed their bodies between the Convoy and the parade route. There were several groups of people and many random individual acts to stop the racist parade.

And then it started: the "demented pigs" (i.e., patient police officers) used "brute force" to "manhandle" the righteous revolutionaries by dragging them out of the way of the "racist parade" — and even arresting some. But the revolutionaries countered with this:

After the parade, the marchers went to the City and County building to await word on their comrades arrested earlier. While gathered there, a number of people took down the Amerikan flag flying above and turned it upside down and secured it in its new position with a lock. It was flying that way for hours.
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Moonbat handiwork, via RAIM-D.

RAIM-D's brave rebels won't always have to risk getting skid marks on the seats of their Levis as the cops drag them off the road. They have a strategy to put an end to Columbus Day once and for all:

The celebration of Kolumbus Day is one symptom of Amerikan imperialism, and the only way to end Kolumbus Day is to end Amerika.

How this will be accomplished was not elucidated, but voting for Democrats next fall will surely be a start.

Hat tip: Slapstick Politics.



October 16, 2007

Greenpeace Declares War on the iPhone

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:18 PM

The kooks at Greenpeace have no problem with bombing banks, but iPhones meet with their righteous disapproval.

iPhones contain no cadmium or mercury, and appear to meet stringent E.U. and U.S. environmental standards — but not those of Greenpeace, which has accused the devices of containing trace amounts of lead.

In sufficient doses, lead can cause cancer and brain damage, so if you were thinking of eating some iPhones, stop at a few dozen, so that you don't consume enough to hurt you.

Eating too many iPhones is also discouraged because the PVC plastic contains chlorine, which can be harmful if ingested. Then there are the phthalates, which are innocuous but dreaded by moonbats.

The Center for Environmental Health is actually suing to force Apple to put toxic hazard warnings on iPods and iPhones.

It looks like a self-consciously moonbatty corporate image and having Al Gore on the board of directors aren't enough to placate the watermelons. When all is said and done, Apple is a corporation making money by giving people what they want — and so it must be punished.

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On a tip from Vixt.



School to Offer Free Pre-Teen Pharmaceutical Abortions

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:00 PM

Here's an indication of where the moonbat-driven sexualization of children is leading:

Students at the King Middle School in Portland, Maine, who are already given free condoms, may soon be provided with contraceptive pills and even pharmaceutical abortions. According to state law, they wouldn't be inconvenienced by having to tell the would-be grandparents about it. Taxpayers would pick up the tab.

Most middle school students fall in the age range of 11 to 13.

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Via What Men Are Saying About "Women", with thanks to sneaker73.

On a tip from David.



Moonbat Wants Pre-Schoolers to Dance Naked and Masturbate

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:40 AM

As with gender quotas and awarding Nobel Prizes, Norway is at the bleeding edge of moonbattery when it comes to children's education.

Most Norwegians send their kids to day care centers called barnehager or kindergartens from the age of 1 year until they start school at age 6. By then they will have already acquired quite an education, if well-known pre-school educator Pia Friis has her way. Friis has announced that children should be able

to look at each other and examine each other's bodies. They can play doctor, play mother and father, dance naked and masturbate.

It's not as if anything goes:

But their sexuality must also be socialized, so they are not, for example, allowed to masturbate while sitting and eating.

As you can see, there isn't much liberals won't socialize. But what does it mean to socialize sexuality? Is she recommending pre-school orgies? Almost anything is possible, because there's only one thing we know for sure, according to Friis:

The only thing that is absolutely certain is that children, sooner or later, will play sexual games and examine each other at the kindergarten.

Arguments for home-schooling just keep piling up.

jesper-juul.jpg   Norwegian family therapist Jesper Juul also likes the idea of encouraging displays of children's sexuality.

On a tip from Mike.



Randi Rodent Mugged, Moonbats See Conspiracy

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:30 AM

Like thousands of people who venture out onto the streets of New York City, shrill Err America Harpy Randi Rhodes has been mugged. However, if certain tinfoil-hat–wearing moonbats are to be believed, this wasn't just any mugging, but an act of aggression by the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.

According to the libs at Talking Radio:

Apparently, some right-wing critics of lib talk aren't happy that conservative talk only accounts for 90% of the programming on talk radio. These whack jobs appear determined to whatever it takes to silence the opposing point of view.

Although the network's official blogger has posted a message that "The reports of a presumed hate crime are unfounded," Rodent's fellow Air Un-American klaxon Jon Elliot reportedly wails:

Is this an attempt by the right wing hate machine to silence one of our own. Are we threatening them. Are they afraid that we're winning. Are they trying to silence intimidate [sic] us.

Significantly, Karl Rove's whereabouts at the time of Rodent's mugging have not been ascertained.

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No: bushwacked.

On a tip from Charles.

Update:

Now we learn that Rodent wasn't even mugged. Apparently she just fell down, without any help from Karl Rove or his minions. Unless of course the VRWC has managed to infiltrate the liberal New York Daily News.

On tips from jon and Refuter Of Liberal Vermin.



Governator Chips Away at Second Amendment

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:58 AM

An entire blog should be devoted to covering just the moonbattery gushing from the office of leftist California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who appallingly enough was elected as a Republican.

The latest: he is backing legislation that would require all semi-automatic guns made or sold in California to "microstamp" the bullets they fire with the gun's make, model, and serial number. If that makes the cost of manufacturing handguns prohibitive, so much the better.

Also, the Governator backed a law banning lead ammunition in some parts of the state on the grounds that it poisons endangered condors. Yes, I'm serious.

california-condor.jpg   You may see a gigantic bald bird; Ahnold sees yet another excuse to harass gun owners.

On a tip from Pete.



Socialized Medicine Reduces Brits to Pulling Their Own Teeth

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:39 AM

A survey of 5,000 patients in England offers a hint as to what we have to look forward to, after HillaryCare is imposed:

[A]s many as six per cent had treated themselves because they could not find a dentist.
Some said they took out their own teeth or fixed broken crowns with glue. One person in Lancashire had carried out 14 separate extractions with pliers.
A researcher at a shopping centre in Liverpool met three separate people in one morning who had pulled out teeth themselves.

Valerie Halsworth, 64, reports pulling seven of her own teeth because she could not get treatment under Britain's socialized NHS. Unsurprisingly, she reports that the self-extraction was "excruciatingly painful."

Not to worry, bureauweenie Ben Bradshaw, Labour's health minister, has a solution:

Anyone who can't get to see an NHS dentist should contact their local primary care trust and get on a list to see one.

Brits are encouraged to get their children on these lists now, so that they might get in to see a dentist before they die of old age.

At least, when no one has access to modern dentistry anymore, we'll have equality, right liberals? Wrong: anyone who can afford a private dentist goes to one. But this is difficult for many, because under socialism you have to pay twice: once through taxes for theoretical dentists, and again at the office for the actual dentist.

george-daulat.jpg   George Daulat of Scarborough, England, who was reduced to pulling his own teeth: "It was agonising."

On tips from Steve and Pete.



California Bans Rubber Duckies

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:58 AM

Moonbats may be too oblivious to reality to fear Islamic terrorism, but they're afraid of most everything else — even rubber duckies. The moonbats running California have just banned all toys and baby products that contain phthalates, essentially harmless chemicals used to make plastic pliable.

As the Phthalates Information Center notes:

Regulatory agencies and independent authorities have found phthalates to be safe as used in vinyl products and personal care products. There is no reliable evidence that any phthalate has ever caused any harm to any human in their fifty-year history of use. Phthalates are one of the most thoroughly tested families of compounds in use today. An immense amount of information on their safety profiles is available to users.
The European Union has conducted extensive safety reviews of all the major phthalates, and has found they present no concern to the general public in their current uses. Its reviews specifically cover uses in nail polish and in toys.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has found that the principal phthalate used in toys presents "no demonstrated health risk" to children.

The phthalate ban was sponsored by Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, a Dem from San Francisco, world capital of authoritarian moonbattery, and signed by the Republican-turned-moonbat Governator. Oregon, Maryland, and New York may follow suit.

Apparently the reasoning goes something like, "How do you even pronounce 'phth'? The word looks so unnatural, it must be offensive to the Earth Mother."

Since teething rings tend to be made with phthalates, mothers will have to sneak them in from out of state, or maybe give Baby a block of sustainably harvested wood to chew on.

Perhaps the chemicals industry could avoid other senseless bans with a renaming campaign. By changing "polystyrene" to "touchyfeelene" and "polyvinyl chloride" to "polysexual inclusionide," we might be able to keep these highly useful substances legal.

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Banned in California.

Hat tip: BelchSpeak.



Spitzer Removes "Temporary Visitor" Stamp

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:22 AM

It's official: 9/11 has been forgotten — at least by the liberals running New York. This gives an indication of Governor Eliot Spitzer's commitment to New Yorkers' security:

Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, noncitizens who legally obtained New York State driver's licenses have been given licenses stamped "temporary visitor" along with the date their visa expired.
No longer.
The Spitzer administration three weeks ago quietly eliminated the state policy that required the special identification stamp on the driver's licenses for noncitizens who are legally, though temporarily, residing in the United States.
The policy change also eliminated the accompanying expiration date that was intended to show when the person's legal right to be in the United States ended — raising the chance that a valuable form of identification could remain in the hands of people who want to remain in the country illegally.
This recent decision to stop labeling licenses of noncitizens comes as the governor is also pressing ahead with a companion policy in which the state would permit immigrants here illegally to obtain driver's licenses.
Opponents of Gov. Eliot L. Spitzer's latest move say it sends a signal that New York does not care whether individuals are within its borders illegally. They point out that three of the terrorist hijackers on 9/11 had expired visas and that driver's licenses were among the forms of identification they possessed to carry out their plot. […]
The Spitzer administration offered several explanations for the change, not the least of which is that it "makes no sense" to give licenses to illegal immigrants, as it plans to do within two months, while at the same time affixing a stamp onto licenses of noncitizens who are in the country legally, said a Spitzer administration official speaking on background. […]
But county clerks, who process the driver's licenses in most counties, say the policy has helped law enforcement and is a way to provide a signal to those examining a driver's license for identification purposes that a person's visa to remain in the country may have lapsed. They say the new policy will permit people to come to New York from other states to get the valuable identification document that now will not indicate when a visa expires.

The eagerness of Democrats (and many Republicans) to pander to illegal aliens at any cost to American citizens gives an idea of just how large a criminal voter block is pouring into the country — along with terrorists and with our bureaucrats' assistance.

gov_spitzer_eliot.jpg   Spitzer indicates how much concern he feels for the welfare of his constituents.

On a tip from Wiggins.



October 15, 2007

ACLU Trying to Ban Bowing Head During Prayer

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:36 PM

The latest skirmish in the moonbat war on Christianity is taking place at East Brunswick High School in New Jersey, where school officials have declared that football coach Marcus Borden cannot so much as bow his head in reverence when his team prays.

Although totalitarian moonbats have not yet been able to take away the right of players to pray, coaches are alleged to be public officials not entitled to the freedom of religion guaranteed by the First Amendment. According to the ACLU of New Jersey, Borden's silent show of respect for God fosters a "destructive environment." This satanic organization has taken the case to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

Wars have been fought over far less than what the ACLU is doing to this country.

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First they came for the Christians.

On a tip from Bill.



Halloween Decoration Denounced As Hate Crime

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:22 PM

A hanging witch decoration in Chicopee, Massachusetts has been denounced as a hate crime by aptly named local witch Kelly Lynch.

Lynch sets straight anyone narrow-minded enough to think witches are bad:

We are just like Christians, Muslims, we have our own religion.

Relativism is a slippery slope. If there's no difference between Christians and Muslims, why should there be a difference between Christians and witches — or for that matter, between New Age flakes and the Charles Manson family?

As for the Halloween decoration, Lynch complained to the owner, and reports:

He told me to lighten up, it was a Halloween decoration, I know it's his constitutional right, but I want it down.

She plans to protest outside his home.

We've come to a pretty pass when even witches are too busy looking for excuses to be offended to have fun on Halloween.

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The alleged Halloween hate crime.

On a tip from Bill.



Sean Penn Is a Hit with Terrorists

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:01 PM

Compliments of Ashley:

Palestinian terrorists are raising a loud applause and calls of "bravo!" for Sean Penn, the self-styled foreign minister of Hollywood. Terror chiefs from Islamic Jihad and Al Aqsa Martyr's Brigades, two of the most deadly terror organizations in the world, praise Penn's stance on Iran, Iraq and the war on terror. The terror leaders go so far in the adoration of Penn that they are tapping him as the official spokesman of their terror rings.
"I tell Penn that we don't have the money that the Zionists have, therefore we don't own and we don't have access to your media, and we hope you would … represent our pain and our cause," stated Abu Hamed, northern Gaza Strip commander of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades Palestinian terrorist organization.
Other terror leaders echo the praise for Penn and other far left-wing American celebrities like Richard Gere and Rosie O'Donnell in the new book, "Schmoozing With Terrorists." The book's author, journalist Aaron Klein, read some of Penn's speeches and statements about Iran and Iraq to the terror leaders.
In response to the speeches, Ala Senakreh, leader of Al Aqsa Martyr's Brigade in the West Bank, said he feels "deep respect for Penn and people like him that prove that America is not only the country that sponsors the Israeli terrorists and all evil forces in the world, but also a country of brave people who want a different policy based on justice and peace."
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Earning the "deep respect" of America's enemies.



NY Times Columnist Compares U.S. Troops to Gestapo, Their Supporters to "Good Germans"

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:42 AM

Echoing powerful Dem Senator Dick Durbin, New York Times columnist Frank Rich sees fit to compare American troops to the Gestapo. But not all the villains are in the military:

Our humanity has been compromised by those who use Gestapo tactics in our war. The longer we stand idly by while they do so, the more we resemble those "good Germans" who professed ignorance of their own Gestapo.

"Good Germans" were those who were passively complicit in the atrocities of the Third Reich. Anyone who doesn't take a stand against the troops who risk their lives to defend us from Islamic terrorists is their moral equivalent, according to Rich.

That the Gray Lady would publish the juvenile and despicable ravings of scum like Frank Rich goes a long way toward explaining the paper's worsening financial crisis.

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Rich could hardly be less subtle about whose side he's on.

Hat tip: NewsBusters.



Illegal Alien Air

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:10 AM

The illegal alien invasion really is good for the economy — Mexico's economy.

New discount airlines are springing up in Mexico, collectively known as Aeromigrante — Migrant Air. A more accurate nickname would be Illegal Alien Air. The economy of scale created by the massive number of illegal aliens heading north to cross our unguarded border has allowed them to make good money with discount rates.

According to Avolar spokesman Luis Ceceña, the airline consciously structures its routes and fares around the needs of reconquistadors. Once illegal aliens had to ride buses for days to reach the border; now it takes only a few hours for about the same price. From airports near the border, travelers are directed to vans that drive them to the main staging grounds for illegal crossings.

Meanwhile, the fence Congress promised to build has hit another hurdle. Local governments in southern Texas, which has already become heavily Hispanic, are using lawsuits to stall it.

If we don't start defending the border, our options will soon boil down to war and learning Spanish — and the first option won't be open for long.

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All aboard for the Reconquista.

On tips from White Cane.



New Jersey Under Corzine Going into Tailspin

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:50 AM

If people get the government they deserve, New Jersey residents ought to be ashamed of themselves. In a desperate attempt to stave off the disastrous consequences of excessive taxation and profligate spending, limousine liberal Governor Jon Corzine has been forced to call for up to $3 billion in budget cuts.

Corzine is running out of insurance funds to raid, and the costs of pensions, debt payments, and state worker salaries are expected to continue to rise faster than state revenues.

Not helping the situation is the exodus of beleaguered taxpayers to better-governed states. Last year, 72,547 people gave up on the Garden State, costing it an estimated $680,000,000 in lost tax revenue. Even more would be leaving, if they could just sell their homes.

Even Corzine sheepishly admits:

I don't doubt that the overall tax burden of the state makes other places look more attractive when people have options.

No wonder liberals endlessly strive to build the power of the federal government at the expense of the states. When we no longer have meaningful options, we won't be able to vote with our feet by running for our lives from the tax-and-spend liberals in charge of states like New Jersey.

gov-jon-corzine.jpg   Corzine discovers that thousands of taxpayers have been able to escape.

On tips from Wiggins.



References to Normal Families Restricted in California Schools

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:11 AM

Loony-left "Republican" Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed legislation possibly banning the words "husband," "wife," "mom," and "dad" from California schools, on the grounds that the traditional family is despised by the militant homosexuals who dictate education policy in the Land of Fruits and Nuts.

Most likely the words can still be used, but only in a context that legitimizes concepts like homosexual "marriage." It's hard to say exactly what has been banned, because laws like SB777 are deliberately vague, so that liberals can use them to suppress most anything that doesn't advance their agenda.

The same legislation orders schools to let students use whichever restrooms and locker rooms they want, regardless of their gender. Anyone uttering the blasphemy that marriage should be between a man and a woman could be brought up on "harassment" charges.

As Karen England of the Capitol Resource Institute notes:

With this decision, Gov. Schwarzenegger has told parents that their values are irrelevant. Many parents will have no choice but to pull their children out of the public schools that have now become sexualized indoctrination centers.

No problem for the Governator. You have to pay for the schools whether you use them or not. That's the beauty of socialism.

Since textbook publishers must cater to their largest purchasers, prominently including California, students throughout the country will be saying good-bye to censored concepts like motherhood, fatherhood, and traditional marriage.

Imagine how hard we would fight if a conquering army tried to destroy our social structure and impose sexual depravity on our children. Yet schools and bureaucrats do it on our dime, and we placidly submit.

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Once, Ahnold was a Republican.

On a tip from Hope Angel.



Even Britain's Dead Must Submit to Dhimmitude

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:28 AM

London's historic Tower Hamlets Cemetery is the final resting place for 350,000 souls — or is it?

Left-leaning bureauweenies are considering digging up the historic graveyard and nature preserve to replace it with a "multi-faith" (i.e., predominantly Muslim) cemetery.

Declares Abdal Ullah, environment spokesman for the Labour-controlled borough council:

To preserve the respect and dignity for everyone, I think most of the graves would have to be cleared out and we'd start afresh.

Every time a piece of Britain's glorious history is erased, the once-mighty empire comes a step closer to "starting afresh" as a nuclear-armed outpost of the Muslim world.

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History and nature: both threatened by dhimmitude at Tower Hamlets.

On a tip from White Cane.



To Think Darth Vader Used to Seem Scary

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:58 AM

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If this reminds you of old Soviet propaganda posters, maybe it's because if Gore were put in a position to impose his antihuman ideology on the U.S. economy, the results would be similar to Stalin's effect on the Ukraine.

Compliments of V the K.



Expecting Black Kids to Obey the Law Doesn't Play in Peoria

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:40 AM

Police recently attempted to make the streets of Peoria, Illinois safer by reminding students that walking in the middle of them is both illegal and dangerous. After repeated warnings were issued over the intercoms at Manual and Woodruff high schools, they began to ticket students for wandering in the street in front of the schools.

Clarifies Peoria Police Chief Steven Settingsgaard:

The citations were not for crossing the street, not for walking down the side of the street but for walking down the middle of the street for lengths of distance and many times two, three, four, five kids abreast.

Unfortunately it appears that most of the students indulging in this behavior are black. Because blacks are inherently oppressed by the racist exploitative Eurocentric misogynistic homophobic global-warming–inducing white male power structure, it is evidently a crime against humanity to expect them to obey any laws or regulations, even for their own safety. Don Jackson of the NAACP has launched a jihad against the Peoria police, on the grounds that the tickets constitute "racial profiling."

Maybe if the police pay homage to social justice by ticketing white kids for walking on the sidewalk, they'll have cover to ticket some black kids for walking in the middle of the street.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Norway to Dissolve Companies over Quotas

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:03 AM

Authoritarian political correctness plunges toward absolute insanity in Norway:

Norway's center-left government has issued a warning to 140 companies that still don't have enough women on their boards of directors: Appoint more, or be dissolved.
Companies organized as "ASA" corporations are required to meet a state-mandated quota that calls for 40 percent of their directors to be women.
The quota was ushered in during the previous center-right government coalition, and has been enthusiastically embraced by the current Labour Party-led government.
Equality minister Karita Bekkemellem told newspaper Aftenposten on Friday that those companies failing to meet the quota will face involuntary dissolution from January 1. Many are within traditionally male-oriented branches like the offshore oil industry, shipping and finance.

Note that this deranged form of totalitarianism was initiated by a relatively conservative government, confirming that it makes little difference which mainstream party Europeans vote for.

Look for future Norwegian decrees to dictate what percentage of directors must be Muslim.

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Iron-fisted "Equality Minister" Karita Bekkemellem.

On a tip from forest.



October 14, 2007

Muslim–Moonbat Marriage on the Rocks?

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:50 AM

A shared hatred of America and the freedom it defends may not be enough to cement a lasting marriage between Muslims and moonbats. Amer Taheri reports:

Anxious to create what they call "a global progressive front," Presidents Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran and Hugo Chavez of Venezuela are sponsoring projects to underline "the ideological kinship of the left and revolutionary Islam."

However, things went awry at a recent Marxist–Islamist lovefest in Iran when the "coordinator of the Association of Volunteers for Suicide-Martyrdom" Hajj Saeed Qassemi took the podium:

Praising the late "Che" as "a true revolutionary who made the American Great Satan tremble," he "revealed" that Guevara had been "a truly religious man who believed in God and hated communism and the Soviet Union."
"Today, communism has been consigned to the garbage can of history as foreseen by Imam Khomeini," Qassemi said. "Thus progressists everywhere must accept the leadership of our religious, pro-justice movement."
Demanding the right to respond, Aleida Guevara [daughter of the infamous executioner Che] told the conference that Qassemi's claim might be based on a bad translation: "My father never mentioned God," she said as the hall sighed in chagrined disbelief. "He never met God."
The remarks caused a commotion amid which Aleida and her brother were whisked away, led into a car and driven to their hotel under escort.

Islamists don't want to admit what they're crawling into bed with. Even followers of an evil god will be appalled by the grotesque nihilism of those who reject the very concept of God.

che-t-shirt.jpg   Not even terrorists could embrace the real Che. But T-shirt sales are still doing fine.

Hat tip: American Thinker, on a tip from Byron.



October 13, 2007

The Nobel Joke

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:51 AM

Congrats to the Goracle, for joining communist dictator Mikhail Gorbachev, Muslim terrorist Yasser Arafat, and treasonous dhimmi gadfly Jimmy Carter among the ranks of those so pernicious as to have received the highest honors the caviar-munching Marxists of the liberal elite can bestow. Personally, I'd be less ashamed of a felony conviction than a Nobel Peace prize, but among moonbats, it's quite an accomplishment.

Too bad they don't give out peace prizes to people who actually advance peace. Instead of gasbag global warming hoaxers, it would go to folks like Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy:

A Navy SEAL from Long Island who was killed in combat in Afghanistan will be awarded America's highest military award, the Medal of Honor, the White House announced yesterday.
Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy, of Patchogue [New York], will become the first member of the armed forces to receive the award for combat in Afghanistan and the third for service in the global war on terrorism.
Murphy, who died at age 29, was killed June 28, 2005, while on a reconnaissance mission in enemy territory in northeastern Afghanistan, according to the Navy. Murphy's four-man unit, which he commanded, was searching to provide intelligence on a high-level Taliban leader when they came under attack from Taliban fighters.
Outnumbered by at least four to one, with all four men wounded, Murphy moved out of cover to a position where he could radio for help in an attempt to save his men. While doing so, Murphy was shot in the back, though he was able to finish the radio transmission, the Navy said.

You don't promote peace by flying around on a private jet, giving self-serving speeches about an imaginary crisis that if taken seriously would result in economic devastation. Peace is promoted by those who have the guts to face down the bad guys who disturb it — bad guys like Yasser Arafat and Al Gore.

But at least by having Gore share this explicitly political prize with the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the Norwegian nitwits may have raised some awareness of the kind of political hacks who infest that nefarious pseudo-scientific organization.

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And you thought the Goracle was insufferable before…

Hat tip: Lifelike Pundits, on a tip from Aaron.



October 12, 2007

Gumball Terrorism Frightens Bureauweenies

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:33 AM

While al-Qaeda plots the next 9/11 and Democrats systematically dismantle our defenses against it, the bureaucrats running Dover, New Jersey have zeroed in on a more urgent menace: unlicensed gumball machines.

Alarmed that terrorists might poison the gumballs, Dover's aldermen have launched a nine-month inspection of coin-operated machines that dispense them. After only six months they have already uncovered over 100 unlicensed machines!

Though the mayor backs the aldermans' crusade, police chief Harold "Butch" Valentine disagrees that the unlicensed candy machines pose a serious terror threat:

We've never received any information to the contrary. The gumballs are safe.

But then, with a name like Valentine, he might be biased in favor of candy.

Alderman Frank Poolas is less complacent. He considers the inspections "high priority," and wants to create a registration process for gumball machines so that his fellow bureauweenies can track where the candy comes from, fretting:

There's just no record of anything.

Poolas holds that gumball machines must be properly licensed, and must provide revenue for the town. But lest you think this is all about trying to squeeze out a few more tax pennies, Poolas gravely intones:

We have to sit down as a mayor and board, and come up with a decision on the gumball machines — for the children.

I'd say this whole story must be a joke, except it takes place in New Jersey.

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If unlicensed, these could constitute a terror menace.

On at tip from Steve.



October 11, 2007

Muslims Offended by Apple Mecca

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:26 PM

It isn't easy being Muslim, and having to keep up with all the many pretexts to frighten liberals with public tantrums. The latest, via MEMRI:

On October 10, 2006, an Islamist website posted a message alerting Muslims to what it claims is a new insult to Islam. According to the message, the cube-shaped building which is being constructed in New York City, on Fifth Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets in midtown Manhattan, is clearly meant to provoke Muslims. The fact that the building resembles the Ka'ba (see picture below), is called "Apple Mecca," is intended to be open 24 hours a day like the Ka'ba, and moreover, contains bars selling alcoholic beverages, constitutes a blatant insult to Islam. The message urges Muslims to spread this alert, in hope that "Muslims will be able to stop the project."

Yes, this was a year ago. But students in Kashmir are just now getting around to rioting over it.

The Kabaa is where Muslims keep the magic meteor Arabs have been worshipping since before Mohammad turned up. When they were still building the Apple Mecca, it did look kind of like the Kabaa, because it was covered in black:

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However, it doesn't anymore:

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Alcohol isn't really served in it, and the store is called Apple Mecca by Apple fans, not by Apple itself. But it is cube-shaped and open 24 hours, just like the Kabaa, reason enough for Rage Boy et al. to yell and tear their hair.

Look for Democrats to propose banning cube-shaped buildings in the name of cross-cultural sensitivity.

islamocoaster.jpg   Rage Boy and friends have been too busy to protest the Apple Mecca until recently.

Hat tip: American Thinker, on a tip from Jim Bowie at the Alamo.



Gorbachev Threatens to Start a Revolution in New Orleans

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:17 PM

Apparently nostalgic for the olden days, when he was dictator of the Soviet Empire, moonbat has-been Mikhail Gorbachev has promised to lead a revolution in New Orleans if local levees haven't been improved by 2011.

He'd better hope someone still remembers who he is in 2011.

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Name that clown.



Britain's Socialized Neonatal Service on the "Brink of Collapse"

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:08 PM

As Dems try to sneak socialized medicine in through the backdoor via SCHIP, and Shrillary threatens to impose it outright, another cautionary story reaches us from Britain, which has already succumbed to the disastrous concept:

Special care baby units in Britain are "near breaking point", with some babies being turned away because they cannot ensure adequate care, a charity has warned.
Baby charity Bliss said a lack of funding had also left some units struggling to meet minimum staffing levels.
A spokesman said: "All the evidence points to a neonatal service that is on the brink of collapse."
The report found many neonatal units were forced to refuse new admissions for considerable periods of time because of staff shortages.
Mothers and babies may be forced to travel long distances in search of a unit with the appropriate facilities to care for them, the charity said.

But the important thing is that we'll have equality when decent medical care is no longer available to anyone.

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Menaced by moonbattery.

Hat tip: Rantburg.



Artist Implants an Ear in His Arm

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:36 AM

Still another reason to spare taxpayers from being forced to finance what now passes for art:

Cypriot-born Australian performance artist Stelios Arcadious has had a human ear implanted in his arm. It was grown in a lab from cells before being implanted under his skin.

According to Arcadious, art "should be more than simply illustrating ideas." His implant "is more of a relief at present than an ear but it is still recognisable as an ear," as you can see here.

Once the ear has fully developed, he plans to implant a microphone that will connect with a bluetooth transmitter, so that we can all hear what his ear hears.

Good thing liberals don't regard human embryos as people. Think of the experimental fun that lies ahead!

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The Vacanti mouse has been surpassed.

On a tip from nanc.



U.K. to Criminalize Criticizing Homosexual Depravity

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:45 AM

Other great civilizations have sunk into decadence and degeneracy. But ours might be the first where the corrosion destroying our society is actively imposed by the authorities.

Britain's Injustice Secretary Jack Straw announced to Parliament this week that the government wants to extend thought crime laws to outlaw "incitement to homophobic hatred." In a country too gentle to execute murderers, saying something that homosexuals decide to find "offensive" could soon land you in prison for up to seven years. Yelps Straw:

Homophobic abuse, lyrics and literature are every bit as abhorrent to those concerned as material inciting hatred based on race or religion, and have no place in our communities.

The literature he refers to might prominently include the Holy Bible. For example:

Corinthians 6:9:

Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders.

Leviticus 18:22:

Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.

Leviticus 20:13:

If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.

Romans 1:27:

In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.

Uh oh, sounds like "hate speech." Now might be a good time to think about where to hide your Bible so that authorities don't find it.

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Empire State Building to Glow Dhimmi Green

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:25 AM

Now that Muslims have destroyed the World Trade Center and sniveling moonbats have prevented it from being rebuilt, the Empire State Building easily dominates the Manhattan skyline. Tomorrow, Islam and moonbattery will again place their mark upon Gotham when the building is lit up green in celebration of the Muslim holiday Eid.

The equivalent in the 1940s would be celebrating Hirohito's birthday by flying a giant Japanese flag over Pearl Harbor. Yet even that would be less depraved, since Pearl Harbor was at least a military target.

A culture sick enough to do something like this has a choice between reform and annihilation.

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On a tip from Wiggins. Hat tip: Michelle Malkin.



Alamo Forgotten

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:55 AM

The Supremes have ruled that moonbats have a right to burn American flags. But there are limits to liberty, as David Bohmfalk learned when he tried to burn a Mexican flag in front of the Alamo in protest of the ongoing Mexican invasion, which has been assisted by our own treacherous government.

Bohmfalk was arrested for burning without a permit that there would be no way to acquire.

While in police custody, Bohmfalk's life was threatened and he was spat on by tourists. But the police apparently didn't respond to these crimes. Bohmfalk has also been denied his right to a speedy trial; it's been reset three times.

Next time you burn a flag, make sure it's Old Glory.

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Remember the Alamo, where better men than those running our government stood up to Mexico.



Google Suppresses Criticism of MoveOn.org

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:28 AM

All the paranoid things people say about Microsoft taking over the world might actually be true — if you say them about Google. The latest on the "Don't Be Evil" folks who totally dominate the search engine and online advertising markets:

Internet giant Google has banned advertisements critical of MoveOn.org, the far-left advocacy group that caused a national uproar last month when it received preferential treatment from The New York Times for its "General Betray Us" message.
The ads banned by Google were placed by a firm working for Republican Sen. Susan Collins' re-election campaign. Collins is seeking her third term. […]
The banned advertisements said, "Susan Collins is MoveOn’s primary target. Learn how you can help" and "Help Susan Collins stand up to the MoveOn.org money machine." The ads linked to Collins’ campaign Web site with a headline reading "MoveOn.org has made Susan Collins their #1 target." The Collins Web site claims that MoveOn has contributed $250,000 to her likely Democratic opponent and has run nine ads against her costing nearly $1 million. The Web site also displays MoveOn.org’s controversial "General Betray Us" ad.

Google's excuse — that the ads infringed on MoveOn.org's trademark — is best described as preposterous.

Google owns YouTube, which has removed videos uploaded by Michelle Malkin. But who knew it was possible to fall to the left of an infamous RINO like Susan Collins?

susan-collins_joe-lieberman.jpg   They went after Lieberman; now they're after Collins — with Google's help. BTW, is that a bug on her tongue?



Hillary Clinton Says Something True

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:45 AM

Here's Shrillary, who plans to socialize medicine, and whose extravagant vote-buying schemes have recently included giving $5,000 to every baby and up to $1,000 annually in matching funds to every citizen, as quoted by the Boston Globe:

I have a million ideas. The country can't afford them all.

Can we afford any of them?

bill_and_hillary_clinton.jpg   Something else the country can't afford: these two in the White House.

The purpose of insurance is to provide protection against the economical value of any asset. The cheap insurance can be gained after doing some amount of research. There are various types of insurance. The most common being term life insurance where your life gets insured. For businesses in order to protect from some sort of fraud or loss one can obtain fraud insurance. Everything can be insured nowadays even your pets under vpi pet insurance. You do not have to worry about affording the expenses of your pets. One can always contact licensed insurance carrier for obtaining any insurance.



It's Not Just the Heat, It's the Humidity

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:21 AM

Still not afraid of global warming? Then listen to this: it's not only going to cause droughts, but also high humidity:

Humidity worldwide has risen 2.2 percent the past 30 years, and the only explanation is global warming from the burning of fossil fuels.

Of course. The War in Iraq has nothing to do with humidity, so that narrows it right down.

Nathan Gillett of the University of East Anglia got himself published in Nature by raising this latest alarm. He says he can't get the numbers to add up in his computer simulations regarding humidity, so fossil fuels must be to blame.

The study concluded that humidity levels are higher in the eastern USA. As for other places, the results are less clear. The study didn't include a measurement of humidity over the oceans that cover most of the planet.

Humidity is a problem because water vapor is among the greenhouse gases that allegedly menace us. No wonder San Francisco has been trying to ban bottled water. Look for Shrillary to propose a tax on H2O.

humidity.jpg   Sometimes you can see the deadly greenhouse gas known as water vapor hanging right in the air.

On a tip from Reid.



October 10, 2007

Jesus Christ Found Offensive to Muslims

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:02 PM

Bad news for Christendom: Jesus Christ has been found to be offensive to Muslims.

Gareth Langmead, car park supervisor at Manchester Airport, found an image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus while clearing out a desk drawer. Instead of throwing the sacred object in the garbage, he made the mistake of hanging it on the wall of the staff restroom.

When a Muslim colleague started screeching, Langmead was escorted away from the airport. Then he received a three-day suspension for offending the Muslim. Eventually airport authorities reinstated him after admitting that he had done nothing wrong.

The vile taste that stories like this leave in the mouth is called dhimmitude. Hopefully we have enough character so that we'll never get used to it, no matter how many times it's rammed down our throats by our moonbat rulers and then by the Muslim rulers for whom they are paving the way.

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Forbidden in Britain: offensive to Muslims.

On a tip from Ian from the EUSSR.



Jimmy Carter Denounces USA Yet Again

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:11 PM

Jimmy "the Dhimmi" Carter has firmly established himself as both America's worst president and American's worst ex-president. But instead of resting on his laurels, he is bellowing to anyone who will listen that the USA tortures prisoners in violation of international law.

As the Dhimmster affirmed on CNN:

I don't think it. I know it.

By "torture," Dhimmi is presumably referring to interrogation techniques like waterboarding, which are allegedly used to collect the information that has allowed us to prevent a follow-up to 9/11.

Those who perform real torture — Hamas and Hugo Chavez come to mind — receive nothing but slavish support from Carter, suggesting that maybe America isn't so awful after all.

Jimmah also saw fit to call Rudy Giuliani "foolish" for leaving open the option of one day defending ourselves from Iran, which has been at war with us since Carter pulled the rug out from under the Shah during his disastrous presidency a generation ago. But when asked to name the Republican he fears most, the Dhimmwit showed a rare flash of insight:

If I condemn one of them, it might escalate him to the top position in the Republican ranks.

True enough, Carter's scorn is the ultimate endorsement. Just one more reason to take pride in America.

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Carter sucking up to someone who knows what the word "torture" means.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Museum Patrons Fall into Doris's Crack

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:08 PM

In case anyone is still collecting reasons why taxpayers should not be forced to subsidize art, the latest installation at Tate Modern is a 548-foot-long crack in the floor.

Conceived by Colombian artist Doris Salcedo, the crack is entitled "Shibboleth." It's also known as "Doris's Crack." The crack is said to represent the problem of assimilating Muslim conquerors I mean immigrants into European society.

As if symbolizing the fate of females under forthcoming Muslim rule, so far at least three women have been injured by falling into the crack. An eyewitness reports:

We saw the first victim, a young woman who went into it with both feet up to just below her knees. She had to be dragged out by her friends.
As we watched to see whether she was okay, an older woman deliberately stepped on it, lurched forward and landed on the ground. She told us she thought the crack was painted on the floor.

Doris's Crack took over six months to complete and cost £300,000.

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A Tate staff member tries to fix the crack in the floor.

On a tip from Bill.



Moonbats Plagued by Robotic Insects

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:33 PM

Moonbats have turned their alternate reality into a bad trip by persuading themselves that sinister neocons are using robotic insects to spy on their public displays of gracelessness. WaPo reports:

Vanessa Alarcon saw them while working at an antiwar rally in Lafayette Square last month.
"I heard someone say, 'Oh my god, look at those,' " the college senior from New York recalled. "I look up and I'm like, 'What the hell is that?' They looked kind of like dragonflies or little helicopters. But I mean, those are not insects."
Out in the crowd, Bernard Crane saw them, too.
"I'd never seen anything like it in my life," the Washington lawyer said. "They were large for dragonflies. I thought, 'Is that mechanical, or is that alive?'"
That is just one of the questions hovering over a handful of similar sightings at political events in Washington and New York. Some suspect the insectlike drones are high-tech surveillance tools, perhaps deployed by the Department of Homeland Security.

A kook at Daily Kos grasps his chin and pontificates upon the ramifications:

We increasingly live in a world without boundaries, it is true, and in some ways that is good, but some serious contemplation is called for before removing the boundaries between robots and insects, for example, on the part of the government. I don't see that contemplation happening here, and it appears that the consequences for our society could be vast.

A less contemplative take: Easy on the LSD, you lousy hippies!

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Time to rest my eyes — I'm seeing them too!

On a tip from Robert.



Moonbats Post Phony Flier in Conservatives' Name

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:49 AM

The conclusion that nothing is beneath the moonbat–Muslim alliance gets ever more difficult to avoid. Young America's Foundation reports on the latest tactic used to smear it:

Leftist administrators at The George Washington University are on a rampage against a conservative group on campus for anti-Muslim fliers posted that the group had nothing to do with. The Young America's Foundation chapter at GWU did not disseminate fliers that read "Hate Muslims? So Do We!!" even though the flier purported to have the group's moniker at the bottom. The flier went on to advertise an actual event on radical Islam that the group is sponsoring the end of October.

As YAF notes, moonbats have resorted to inventing "hate" before:

At San Francisco State, two black students scribbled racial epithets in their own dormitories and then claimed "white racists" did it. At Boise State University, a homosexual student beat himself up, but told the police he was assaulted because he's sexually fond of other men. A visiting professor at Claremont McKenna College spray painted her car with ethnic slurs, slashed her tires, and shattered her windshield and then attributed the episode to campus racists.

Appallingly, GWU educrats are behaving as if the clearly bogus fliers were legitimate, demanding that YAF draft a statement promising not to allow "hate speech" — i.e., speech that Muslims and moonbats don't want heard.

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The phony flier.

Hat tip: The American Pundit, on a tip from Dave.



George Monbiot Calls for an End to Economic Growth

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:16 AM

The Guardian's George Monbiot, from whose name the word "moonbat" may have been derived, is now demanding an end to economic growth:

I hope that the recession now being forecast by some economists materialises. I recognise that recession causes hardship. Like everyone I am aware that it would cause some people to lose their jobs and homes. I do not dismiss these impacts or the harm they inflict, though I would argue that they are the avoidable results of an economy designed to maximise growth rather than welfare. What I would like you to recognise is something much less discussed: that, beyond a certain point, hardship is also caused by economic growth.

How so? Economic growth causes there to be too many people who can afford jet skis, and Monbiot doesn't like jet skis because they make too much noise. Also, economic growth results in carbon emissions, but here the logic gets a little circular, because moonbats wouldn't pretend carbon emissions are a problem if they didn't result from economically productive activity.

Even Monbiot has brief episodes of sanity:

The massive improvements in human welfare — better housing, better nutrition, better sanitation and better medicine — over the past 200 years are the result of economic growth and the learning, spending, innovation and political empowerment it has permitted.

But Moonbat believes economic growth has gone far enough in the developed world. You see, it excuses governments from dealing with inequality. If the poor have more wealth than the middle class did a generation ago, that still doesn't fix the real problem, which according to Monbiot is the fact that some people have more wealth still. Better we should all be poor than someone inflict "inequality" by working hard and earning more than someone who can't seem to drag himself off the couch.

Monbiot quotes Henry Wallich, formerly of the U.S. Federal Reserve:

Growth is a substitute for equality of income. So long as there is growth there is hope, and that makes large income differentials tolerable.

Ideally there would be no hope, and moonbats would slake their festering envy by dragging the most productive down to the level of the useless parasites who benefit from their depraved and nihilistic ideology.

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Giving voice to the sickness of the soul that is moonbattery.



God Erased by Bureauweenies

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:41 AM

Congress is trying to figure out what to do with messages on certificates accompanying flags that are sent to citizens after having flown on Capitol Hill. The Architect of the Capitol has oversight over the certificates, and the bureauweenies in this office have been censoring references to God. From The Hill:

Rep. Michael Turner (R-Ohio) condemned the AoC's decision to eliminate the word "God" from a certificate mailed to one of his constituents, a 17-year-old who wished to honor his grandfather. The requested text was, "This flag was flown in honor of Marcel Larochelle, my grandfather, for his dedication and love of God, Country and family." The end of the message on the certificate returned with the flag instead read, "for his dedication and love of Country and family."

As Tom Tancredo observes:

This officially sanctioned hostility against religion flies in the face of the constitutionally guaranteed right to the free exercise of religion.

It looks like they'll settle on a compromise of standardized certificates, with the option of adding personalized messages that can contain the word "God," even though moonbats find it objectionable.

On a tip from Bill.



Hush Rush Crowd Gets Its Way — Temporarily

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:42 AM

To lay the groundwork for legislation to silence their political opposition, conspicuously unscrupulous Democrats like Harry Reid, John Kerry, and Tom Harkin denounced Rush from the Senate floor, falsely accusing him of maligning our troops. Paul Mitchell, general manager of KAST Radio in Astoria, Oregon, gave them what they want: he temporarily took Rush off the air.

About 200 moonbats had sent emails, complaining about Rush in light of the Dems' phony allegations. When Mitchell replaced him with music, in poured 800 messages demanding Rush be returned.

A dittohead himself, Mitchell was happy to comply:

Our thing is about giving our audience what they want. We're not tree huggers who want to ban Rush.

He'd suspended Rush only to make a point. Unfortunately it is likely to be missed by totalitarian moonbats itching to impose the Unfairness Doctrine.

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Dingy Harry: Wants to hush Rush.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Even Nancy Pelosi Sick of San Franfreakshow Riffraff

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:57 AM

It looks like we've found another San Franciscan fed up with the lowlife that moonbattery has allowed to flourish in their town: Nancy Pelosi herself.

Here's Nancy on her constituents' anger over Dems not yet managing to surrender to al-Qaeda and impeach the president on unspecified grounds:

Look, I've had four or five months of people sitting outside my home, going into my garden in San Francisco and angering my neighbors, hanging their clothes from the trees, building all kinds of things.
You can just imagine my neighbors' reaction to all this. If they were poor and they were sleeping on my sidewalk, they would be arrested for loitering. But because they have "Impeach Bush" across their chest, it's the First Amendment. … So I'm well aware of the unhappiness of the base.

Pelousy ought to be more careful than to let it slip that the party leadership regards sociopathic hippie Neanderthals as "the base."

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A member of the base.

On tips from Mike and V the K.



Lesbian Sues for Being Mistaken for Man

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:57 AM

Militant lesbian Khadijah Farmer wears men's clothes and her hair closely cropped. Consequently, she was mistaken for a man at the Caliente Cab Company restaurant in Greenwich Village. When customers complained about her presence in the ladies' room, a bouncer secured Khadijah's financial future by kicking her out.

Farmer is a counselor at a program for people with disabilities, so she knows all about converting moonbattery into cash via lawsuits. She's suing for unspecified damages under city and state "human rights" laws.

Her lawyer Michael Silverman isn't settling for chump change. He called the restaurant's offer of a free meal "equivalent to flipping us the bird." According to the restaurant:

The complainant's representatives would not discuss any issues, nor consider the overwhelming evidence contradicting complainant's allegations, without a prior promise of serious monetary compensation to the complainant.

Of course, it's not just about stealing piles of money, but also ramming Farmer's perverted lifestyle down everyone else's throat. She demands that the restaurant "train its staff not to discriminate on the basis of gender identity" — meaning that it must allow anyone who walks in to use whichever bathroom they please, provided it can afford to stay in business after the lawsuit.

Welcome to the freak show liberals are making of America.

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Khadija Farmer, via jasmynecannick.com. We'll have to take her word for it that she's really a she.

On tips from Wiggins, Pete, and Bob.



October 9, 2007

Moonbats Trash Bern for Islam

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:14 PM

The Muslim–moonbat alliance has never been less subtle than in Switzerland Saturday.

The conservative Swiss People's Party (SVP) rallied 10,000 supporters at the capital in Bern. Well aware that the very existence of Europe is threatened by Islamic conquest through massive immigration, the SVP has taken the modest step of asking that foreign criminals and their families be deported. For policies like this, the party has earned the intense enmity of Muslims' moonbat allies, 1,000 of which attacked the rally, overwhelming the police. From the left-leaning Guardian:

The Swiss capital of Berne was turned into a battle zone at the weekend when leftwing radicals seized control of the main square outside parliament, routing the main far-right political party two weeks before a general election and catching the Swiss police off guard.
Dozens of protesters were arrested and around two dozen people injured, mostly police officers, as police deployed tear gas, water cannon, and rubber bullets to try to regain control from gangs of highly organised, masked people who turned the small and normally sleepy capital of Switzerland into a scene of devastation. […]
The Federal Square, site of a charming Saturday morning flower and vegetable market, resembled a war zone by Saturday night, littered with debris, masonry, shattered glass and torched metal. […]
Police officers admitted they had been outwitted by the guerrilla tactics of the rioters who set fires, lifted paving stones, torched vehicles, hurled stones and petrol bombs, and laid waste to the jewellers' stores and posh watch dealers of the capital. The Berne police chief, Stephan Huegli, described the events as a black day for Swiss democracy and freedom of speech.

The infrastructure for the SVP rally was destroyed.

Swiss president Micheline Calmy-Rey blamed SVP for being attacked by thugs as it tried to stage a lawful rally. The media ham-handedly compares the SVP to Nazis, and screeches along with the United Nations that it's racist for attempting to save Switzerland from being washed away in a tide of Third-World immigration.

Already, 20% of the people in Switzerland are foreign nationals; in prisons, this figure is 70%. Unsurprisingly, SVP looks to do well in coming elections.

Europe is no longer at its zenith, but it's far from ready to roll over and die. The battle lines have been drawn. The Left and imperialist Islam stand on one side, Western Civilization on the other. Bern last weekend was a small taste of the struggles to come.

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Aftermath, via swissinfo.

On tips from Dave and V the K.



Another Shrillary Vote-Buying Scheme

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:23 PM

Having abandoned her scheme to hand every baby $5,000 of other people's money, Hillary Clinton has settled on a new vote-purchasing plan: a 401(k) retirement account with up to $1,000 per year in federal matching funds for each citizen.

Estimated cost is $20–25 billion per year, making it the biggest leap toward socialism proposed by Shrillary after universal health insurance.

How will the government come up with such massive quantities of cash? By stealing it from the rich, naturally. This has the added benefit of imposing economic equality between those who produce wealth and those who don't. In Shrillary's Marxist words:

This is a major commitment to how I believe we can begin to right the balance again.

As for Social Security, the government will keep vacuuming up money for that too. As Shrillary proclaims:

We have to fight and finally bury the idea of privatizing Social Security.

Onwards toward socialism, comrades!

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On a tip from Conan.



San Francisco Liberals Fed Up with Bums

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:47 AM

Even San Francisco liberals are getting sick of the stink generated by the sewer their policies are making of the city.

Whines South of Market resident David Kiely:

[W]e're not some white, yuppie parents saying we can't take this. […] But the other day Jenny [the moonbat's wife] is bringing the kids back from the park, and some guy is standing on the corner throwing up on himself.

Since the bum wasn't actually inside the building making a disgusting mess all over the stairs, Kiely's situation is a big improvement on what I was used to after 10 years in Manhattan. Nonetheless, he's had enough, and he's not alone. Says David Latterman, president of a local market research firm:

People have realized they can hate George Bush but still not want people crapping in their doorway.

Beware, moonbats! Objecting to crazed derelicts crapping in your doorway is the thin edge of the wedge. Next you'll be expecting people to work for a living. After that will come a belief in property rights — speaking of which:

Latterman points to the neighborhood uprising in the Haight when it was proposed that a needle exchange program be moved to the Hamilton Methodist Church. When some 200 residents showed up, mostly to protest the idea, it was shelved.
"One sample doesn't make a trend, but it is telling," says Latterman. "C'mon, they live in the upper Haight. They're liberal by definition."
But they are also, in many cases, homeowners and thus have a sense of ownership and emotional investment. That's another part of what has caused this sea change in thinking.

If San Franciscans don't nip this creeping sanity in the bud, one day they might find themselves siding with America against Islamic terrorists.

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The streets of San Fransicko.

On a tip from V the K.



Power Company Forced to Pay $4.6 Billion

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:52 AM

After an 8-year legal battle, American Electric Power Co. has agreed to pay $4.6 billion to cut emissions.

The settlement did not find AEP guilty of violating the Clean Air Act. Nonetheless, it must also cough up a $15-million civil fine and $60 million in cleanup and mitigation costs. If the company hadn't settled, it would have risked having to pay much more.

Nobody likes pollution. But nobody likes stratospheric power bills either. As moonbats continue to swamp every corner of our world with environmentalist propaganda, cases like this will inevitably sprout up everywhere, as state governments catch the scent of free money. As with tobacco suits, ever more extravagant settlements will be extracted. The costs will of course be passed along to consumers, until the day comes that people can no longer afford electricity.

No doubt power companies will then be seized by the government in the name of the people, as is done in places like Venezuela. Buy your portable generator now while supplies last.

On a tip from Bill.



Mainstream Media's Greatest Hits

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:07 AM

Lies and propaganda are fertile soil for moonbattery, which is why liberals have wisely focused on dominating the news media, publishing, and academia. Randall Hoven at American Thinker offers an updated list of the 101 most egregious examples of misinformation being fed to the public. Just a few lowlights:

Pham Xuan An, Time (1960's). Communist spy reporter. Pham Xuan An was a "Viet Cong colonel who worked as a reporter for U.S. news organizations during the Vietnam War while also spying for the communists... He was the first Vietnamese to be a full-time staff correspondent for a major U.S. publication, working primarily for Time magazine... his job as a spy was to uncover and report the plans of the South Vietnamese and U.S. military... he was considered the best Vietnamese reporter in the press corps." He died in Viet Nam in 2006, where he had been "promoted to major general and was named a Hero of the People's Armed Forces, with four military-exploit medals."

Peter Arnett, CNN, NBC, National Geographic (1999-2003). Lying, bias, treasonous behavior. CNN fired him in 1999 for his reporting the Operation Tailwind story (see below). NBC and National Geographic fired him in March 2003 for being interviewed on Iraqi TV during war, in which he stated that the U.S. war plan had failed. "It was wrong for Mr. Arnett to grant an interview to state-controlled Iraqi TV, especially at a time of war," said NBC.

Jimmy Carter, former U.S. President, Nobel Peace Prize winner and author of Palestine: Peace, Not Apartheid. Lying, plagiarism, bias. His book was so full of errors, including doctored maps, that his chief collaborator, Kenneth Stein of Emory University, resigned his position with the Carter Center. Carter's book was condemned by Alan Dershowitz and the Simon Wiesenthal Center, among others.

CBS, Dan Rather, The Wall Within (1988). Fell for hoax, liars. This documentary had Dan Rather interviewing six Viet Nam veterans who told stories of slaughter, cruelty and the horrors of war. "You're telling me that you went into the village, killed people, burned part of the village, then made it appear that the other side had done this?" Rather asked. "Yeah. It was kill VC, and I was good at what I did." It turned out that five of the six were never in the service at all, and the sixth, who claimed to be a Navy SEAL, was an equipment repairman and never near combat.

CNN, Operation Tailwind, CNN NewsStand (1998). Lying/fabricating. The televised special claimed that the U.S. military used nerve gas in a mission to kill American defectors in Laos during the Vietnam War, but the story had no factual support. CNN later retracted the story.

Walter Duranty, The New York Times (1930s), Pulitzer Prize winner. Lying. This man visited Stalin's Russia and wrote that nothing untoward was happening there — no famine, etc. In fact, up to 10 million people died in the Ukraine famine. His writings matched Russian propaganda almost exactly. His Pulitzer Prize still stands.

Eason Jordan,CNN (2005). False accusations. He accused U.S. forces in Iraq of deliberately targeting and killing journalists. He apologized and resigned.

Herbert L. Matthews, New York Times (1957-60's). Liar or fool; the Walter Duranty of Castro's Cuba. "Matthews' flat declaration that Castro was an anti-communist would, of course, come back to haunt him. And though that was the most extreme example of the extraordinary credulousness with which Matthews treated Castro's claims, it is by no means the only one. Bluntly put, virtually everything in Matthews' story is a lie."

Gary Webb, Pulitzer Prize winner, San Jose Mercury News (1996). Lying. He wrote the series of articles saying the CIA under President Reagan brought crack cocaine to Los Angeles. "Major parts of Webb's reporting were later discredited by other newspaper investigations. An investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department found no evidence of a connection between the CIA and the drug traffickers. In 1997, then-Mercury News executive editor Jerry Ceppos backed away from the series, saying 'we fell short at every step of our process.' Webb was transferred to one of the paper's suburban bureaus." He committed suicide in 2004, but remains a hero to many conspiracy theorists.

Micah Wright. Author and anti-war activist (2003). Lying. Claimed to be a former U.S. Ranger and combat veteran. His book, You Back the Attack! We'll Bomb Who We Want!, was endorsed by novelist Kurt Vonnegut and historian Howard Zinn. He was never in the military.

The old saying, "Don't believe everything you read in the papers" is sound advice. The warning should be extended to any medium by which moonbats can disseminate the pernicious lies that constitute their alternate reality.

Hat tip: LGF.



Tweety: I'll Go Rip!

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:28 AM

Left-wing MSNBC blowhard Chris "Tweety" Matthews has been chosen as a moderator for today's Republican debate in Dearbornistan. The candidates had better mind their P's and Q's, because Tweety warns:

If they accuse of me of being partisan, I'll go rip!

I'm not sure what it means to "go rip," but maybe someone should see that Tweety takes his Beano before they turn the cameras on.

By the way, it appears the allegedly nonpartisan Matthews recently referred to the Bush Administration as a "criminal enterprise."

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Tweety goes rip.

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Shrillary Wins Key Endorsements from Terrorists

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:33 AM

Maybe Democrats should abandon their campaigns to collect the votes of felons and dead people and focus instead on a more devoted constituency: Muslim terrorists.

Quoth Ala Senakreh, West Bank chief of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades:

I hope Hillary is elected in order to have the occasion to carry out all the promises she is giving regarding Iraq. […] I hope also she will maintain her husband's policies regarding Palestine and even develop that policy.

The leader of Islamic Jihad in Jenin, Abu Ayman, chirps that he feels "emboldened" by Shrillary's calls for surrender in Iraq, boasting:

It is clear that it is the resistance operations of the mujahideen that has brought about these calls for withdrawal.

Actually, Abu, it isn't the resistance operations but rather modern Democrats' reflexive instinct to side with any enemy against America.

West Bank deputy commander of the Al Aqsa Brigades concurs that it's "very good" there are "voices like Hillary and others who are now attacking the Iraq invasion."

Jihad Jaara, leader of the 2002 siege of the Church of the Nativity, offers this ringing endorsement:

All Americans must vote Democrat.

That endorsement sounds more like a command, in light of this threat from Senakreh:

President Clinton wanted to give the Palestinians 98 percent of the West Bank territories. I hope Hillary will move a step forward and will give the Palestinians all their rights. She has the chance to save the American nation and the Americans life.

These and other examples of enthusiastic support for Dems among Middle Eastern terrorists can be found in Schmoozing with Terrorists by Aaron Klein.

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Our nightmare is a sweet dream for Islamic terrorists.

On a tip from Ashley.



Who's in Charge of Ireland?

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:58 AM

Here's a sad story:

P.J. McGoldrick can't live on land he owns five miles from his birthplace in County Sligo in the west of Ireland. He isn't local enough.
The former chief executive officer of Dublin-based Ryanair Holdings Plc was denied permission to build a seafront cottage in Carrowdough. Local planners favor farmers from the immediate area when granting permits, thwarting McGoldrick's dream of retiring to the place where he swam as a boy.
"I thought, my father's turning in his grave at this," says McGoldrick, 67, whose relatives are buried in County Sligo. "We were devastated."

Throughout rural Ireland, outsiders are forbidden to build unless they already have jobs in the immediate vicinity. Sometimes they are even required to speak Gaelic. The idea is to prevent growth and preserve the rustic past.

But the story gets sadder. Opponents of these restrictions are appealing to a higher authority: the European Union, according to which any citizen of the EU can settle anywhere inside it.

Of course, there are always exceptions:

Austria was forced to change its guidelines after joining the bloc in 1995. Previously, foreigners weren't allowed to buy homes in the western region of Tyrol unless it was their main residence. Now all EU citizens, including Austrians, are banned from buying or building new holiday homes in Tyrol, which borders Italy and Bavaria.

The Irish and everyone else in Europe may find that living under their own stupid laws at least beats living under someone else's stupid laws.

On a tip from Dave.



October 8, 2007

Happy Che Guevara Day, Moonbats!

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:45 AM

Did you think today was Columbus Day, a day to take pride in the spread of Western Civilization to the New World? Wrong: it's Che Guevara Day, a day to glorify a communist dictator's bloodthirsty chief executioner.

In honor of this festive occasion, here again are some favorite Che Guevara quotes:

Dismissing the objections of a colleague who understood the importance of trials and proof:

Go ahead and try them tomorrow morning — but execute them NOW!

From his Motorcycle Diaries, which acolyte Robert Redford managed to edit into a cinematic hagiography:

Crazy with fury I will stain my rifle red while slaughtering any enemy that falls in my hands! My nostrils dilate while savoring the acrid odor of gunpowder and blood. With the deaths of my enemies I prepare my being for the sacred fight and join the triumphant proletariat with a bestial howl!

Instructing his Revolutionary Tribunals:

We don't need proof to execute a man. We only need proof that it's necessary to execute him. A revolutionary must become a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate.

From a letter to his father:

I'd like to confess, papa, at that moment I discovered that I really like killing.

Summing up socialism, after describing how he shot some poor helpless guy in the head at point-blank range:

He went into convulsions for a while and was finally still. Now his belongings were mine.

To a 14-year-old boy, just before he personally blew the kid's brains out for trying to defend his father, who was also executed:

I said: KNEEL DOWN!

(The kid wouldn't kneel and had to be murdered standing up.)

Maybe now that it's Che Guevara Day instead of Columbus Day, people can go back to getting the day off work.

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Don't forget to wear your Che T-shirt.

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Lib Eats Scorpion, Gets Sick, Blames Indians

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:26 AM

If you've ever seen those scorpions encased in candy that are often for sale in Southwestern tourist shops, you've probably wondered who on earth would be dumb enough to eat one. The answer: a moonbat.

BigCityLib was told by the guy behind the counter at a shop in Yuma that "candied scorpion" was considered a delicacy by local Cocopah Indians, a claim about as believable as mounted "jackalope" heads. But this tourist bit — literally.

Unsurprisingly, it made him sick. He blames the Cocopah Indians.

On a tip from vixt.



Sandy Berger Is Back

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:54 AM

Clinton arrogance is downright awe-inspiring.

Remember Sandy Berger, the Slick Willie henchman who stole and destroyed classified documents, presumably to cover up his boss's reckless insouciance regarding al-Qaeda, then lied to investigators? Though he should have been permanently retired to Leavenworth for his extremely serious crimes, he received the faintest of token wrist slaps.

As noted earlier, Burglar was barred from accessing classified materials for only three years, meaning that if Shrillary is elected in 2008, he could be right back in the National Archives, once again stuffing documents down his pants to be cut up into pieces later.

Sure enough, Berger has reemerged as an adviser to Hillary Clinton.

Gasps Case Western Reserve law professor Jonathan Adler, who regards Shrillary as "by far the most impressive candidate in the Democratic field":

It shows poor judgment and a lack of regard for Berger's serious misdeeds. [… It's] simply incomprehensible to me that a serious contender for the presidency would rely upon him as a key foreign policy advisor.
If Senator Clinton becomes the Democratic nominee, at some point she will begin to receive national security briefings that will include sensitive information. At such a point, continuing to keep Berger on board as a key advisor, where he might have access to sensitive material, would be beyond incomprehensible.

"Beyond incomprehensible" — that pretty much sums up the notion of our letting the Clintons back in the White House.

By the way, we'll never know just what information the Clintons found it so necessary to suppress:

The Justice Department initially said Berger stole only copies of classified documents and not originals. But the House Government Reform Committee later revealed that an unsupervised Berger had been given access to classified files of original, uncopied, uninventoried documents on terrorism. Several Archives officials acknowledged that Berger could have stolen any number of items and they "would never know what, if any, original documents were missing."

Bill Clinton, who most likely sent his former National Security Adviser on his illegal mission, vouched for Berger's original claim that he stole and destroyed the documents "inadvertently." I hope we can come up with a better excuse than that if we put these criminals back in power.

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Clinton National Security Adviser Sandy Berger.

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Natural Gas Industry Fires Back at Lilliputian Bureaucrat Jodi Rell

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:20 AM

Kudos to Aubrey McClendon, Chairman and CEO of Chesapeake Energy, for firing back at Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell, who recklessly accused his company of price manipulation, ominously demanding Congressional investigations.

In a letter to Rell, McClendon takes her to task for pretending to understand the energy markets in which she would high-handedly meddle. A highlight:

Remarkably, your press release then praises OPEC ministers for recognizing "the need to avoid exacerbating economic problems" by increasing their countries' production of oil at a time when it is trading at record high prices. This "altruism" of OPEC is contrasted with domestic natural gas producers by your rhetorical question — "Why don't our own country's natural gas producers get it?" It is astonishing that you would embrace OPEC's oil ministers, many of whom represent countries with values that are anathema to the U.S., while criticizing the tens of thousands of hard-working patriotic Americans who every day labor to produce enough natural gas to keep the lights on and homes warm in natural gas importing states such as Connecticut.

Yes, bureauweenies like Rell will side even with Muslim-dominated OPEC against the American companies that cause our lights to go on when we flick the switch. Of course, there are reasons for their irresponsible behavior:

Although you have accused Chesapeake of market manipulation, the truth is many oil and natural gas market analysts believe it is speculators that have harmed both producers and consumers over the years. […]
[W]ho are these speculators that have driven oil prices to levels that are punishing U.S. oil consumers and natural gas prices to levels that are causing the U.S. natural gas industry to sell their product below oil price equivalency levels? From what we read, these speculators are primarily hedge funds and, significant to this discussion, many are Connecticut-based hedge funds[…] [W]e have examined your campaign contribution records and it is apparent that you have received donations from principals and employees of many hedge funds, some of which may have been involved in causing oil prices to be higher than they should be and natural gas prices to be lower than they should be.

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Atlas Shrugged, we should remember to count ourselves as lucky that people like McClendon fire off letters of protest to the moonbats who interfere with their business, rather than disappearing and leaving us to figure out for ourselves how to get natural gas out from under the ground.

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Lilliputian bureaucrat Jodi Rell.

Hat tip: Houston Oil & Gas. On tips from Byron and Bergbikr.



Kerry Ought to Know What "Phony Soldier" Means

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:57 AM

As Sweetness & Light points out, it's ironic that John Kerry would pretend not to understand what Rush Limbaugh meant by "phony soldiers." After all, Hanoi John has known a few himself. Here he is with Al Hubbard, denouncing American efforts to defend democracy from totalitarianism:

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As National Review reported back in the day, Al Hubbard was executive director of Vietnam Veterans Against the War. He claimed to have been an Air Force captain who had been injured during a two-year stint in Vietnam.

But it came to light he wasn't really a captain. Then we learned that there was no record of his having served in Vietnam. It seems the only injuries on record were sustained playing basketball and soccer. But it can be confirmed that Hubbard was arrested for throwing cow manure on the steps of the Pentagon.

Kerry was well aware of Hubbard's phoniness. Spinning as only a moonbat can do, Botched Joke congratulated Hubbard for getting caught in the captain lie:

Al owned up to the rank question. He thought it was time to tell the truth, and he did it because he thought it would be best for the organization.

Nonetheless, Hubbard's anti-American fibs are included in Kerry's subsequently written The New Soldier:

Al Hubbard Sgt., 22 Troop Carrier Squadron Aug. '65-June '66

Emotions: Walking down the flight line at Saigon past stacks of aluminum cases containing American bodies and past stacks of aluminum luggage containing American currency. Seeing the tight, sad face of an Airman loading the bodies aboard a dirty Air Force Transport and the wide smiling face of a stewardess greeting the passengers aboard a clean Pan American Clipper Jet.

Hearing a Vietnamese beg you to leave his country and an American colonel tells you to bomb his country. Hearing a Vietnamese invite you to live in his home, after the war and an American explain why you can't live in his block, after the war.

Flying over barren, brown, safe American held terrain and over lush, green unsafe enemy terrain. Feeling happy to be leaving a country in which you do not belong and sad to be returning to a country in which you are not allowed to belong.

Sacrificing a portion of your consciousness so you won't have to deal with being there and building mental blocks so you won't have to deal with having been there.

- Al Hubbard

Apparently Kerry included this in the book despite knowing that Hubbard had never been to Vietnam. But then Kerry himself has a problem with fictional memories, as when spending Christmas 1968 in Cambodia was "seared — seared" into his memory (he was lying).

There are even those — namely the guys who served with him — who might call Kerry a phony soldier himself.

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On a tip from Charles.



How to Waste a Sunday

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:02 AM

Wouldn't it be nice to have as much spare time as a moonbat? Over 1,000 of the critters spent yesterday lying on the grass at Berkeley marina so as to spell out "IMPEACH!" and "4PEACE."

The tediously unoriginal stunt was orchestrated by Brad Newsham, Prius-driving cabbie and globetrotting hobo, who is quoted in a fawning piece in the San Francisco Comical:

It's amazing what an idiot with a laptop, cell phone and credit card can achieve.

At least they were kind enough not to pose naked.

On a tip from Wiggins.



San Francisco's Hostility Toward Military Explained

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:33 AM

In light of attempts by Supervisor Chris Daly to nix the Blue Angels' appearance during Fleet Week, drunken and philandering San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom explains the well-documented hostility of his town to the military: it's all a lie, cooked up by "the extreme right."

Hiccupped Hizzoner:

Shame on the extreme right. I am sick and tired of this city being depicted as anti-military. The extreme right exploits the exception, when I believe there is a predominant respect in this city for the military, vets and those serving today.

Apparently San Francisco's refusal to let the Marines film a recruiting commercial, the banning of junior ROTC, and not letting the USS Iowa dock are all exceptions, exploited by the insidious "extreme right." So is this assertion by SF Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval:

The United States should not have a military. All in all, we would be in much, much, much better shape.

Even San Francisco's electing pro-defeat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi must be part of the right-wing campaign of distortion. No doubt Media Matters will get to the truth beneath all of these stories, and we will at last be made aware of San Francisco's vast reserves of patriotic affection for the military.

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Gavin in action.

On a tip from V the K.



October 7, 2007

Moonbats Discover the Power of Prayer

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:33 PM

In light of a Fox News poll finding that Republicans are twice as likely as Democrats to include the President in their prayers, the liberal site Think Progress asked its readers, Do you pray for Bush?

The responses should inspire some prayers for lost souls. A few examples, via NewsBusters:

I pray for Bush every single night. I pray for him to choke on a pretzel and die.
I pray for Bush, and Cheney too. I pray that both die suddenly to free us from their neo-Nazi rule.
Yeah, I pray (no, not really - atheist) that lightning will strike him - twice for good measure.

These particular comments have now been deleted by Faiz Shakir, the editor of Think Progress, who is also the research director for the Clinton think tank Center for American Progress.

Conservative sites sometimes need to delete obscene remarks left by trolls. In contrast, liberal sites have to edit out disgusting comments left by the folks who agree with their point of view.

By the way, the same Fox News poll finds that one in five Democrats admits to thinking the world would be better off if the USA is defeated by Islamic terrorists in Iraq.

On a tip from Cheetah.



Moonbats Attack Columbus Day Parade in Denver

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:06 PM

Columbus Day celebrates the lifting of this hemisphere out of Stone Age barbarism by the spread of Western Civilization. Even more than the Fourth of July, it is a day to celebrate our own existence. This is why it is being phased out as an official holiday in favor of guilt-ridden MLK Day. It's also why moonbats won't tolerate a Columbus Day parade.

El Presidente reports on Denver's 100th annual Columbus Day Parade yesterday, which 83 moonbats were arrested for trying to disrupt. The appalling moonbattery on display is well documented; here's a sample:

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Don't worry — the blood is like everything else about the anti-Columbus crowd: phony as a left-wing college professor.

Apparently one of the many things moonbats don't like about Western Civilization is the right to assemble peaceably. Parades must be moonbat-approved; otherwise we get this.



October 6, 2007

Terry Eagleton: Intelligentsia Isn't Moonbatty Enough

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:16 AM

The culture elite has been known for conforming to puerile and irresponsible left-wing views for generations. But for some, the intelligentsia is no longer moonbatty enough.

Terry Eagleton, a "Marxist literary critic" and "professor of cultural theory" — i.e., overpaid useless person — is carrying on like Abigail Williams at the Salem Witch Trials that even British novelists are committing liberal heresy.

Beating his sunken breast in angst, Eagleton screams that Kingsley Amis is "a racist, anti-Semitic boor, a drink-sodden, selfhating reviler of women, gays and liberals." Kingsley's son Martin has suggested that Britain might not want to roll over and die in the face of imperialist Islam, causing Eagleton to shriek like a woman with a rat running up the inside of her dress about authoritarianism and injustice.

Weeping into his Chardonnay, Eagleton pules:

For almost the first time in two centuries, there is no eminent British poet, playwright or novelist prepared to question the foundations of the western way of life.
One might make an honourable exception of Harold Pinter, who has wisely decided that being a champagne socialist is better than being no socialist at all; but his most explicitly political work is also his most artistically dreary.

Surely a literary critic could grasp that this is no coincidence.

By the way, Pinter's "most explicitly political work" reads like the scribblings on the wall in a junior high boy's room. Here's a sample. His writing is so moonbatty and gratuitously awful, he was recently awarded a Nobel Prize.

According to Eagleton, even Christopher Hitchens, who just devoted a whole book to denouncing God, has "thrown in his lot with Washington's neocons."

It's a sad day for the pointy-headed when only Eagleton and his terrorist allies will "question the foundations of the western way of life."

But wait, isn't yammering endlessly about alleged authoritarianism and injustice part of the Western way of life? Isn't tolerating screeching weasels who side with our enemies part of the Western way of life? When there's no more Western way of life, what will happen Marxist literary critics and professors of cultural theory? Might they be forced do something constructive for a living?

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Militant useless person Terry Eagleton.

On a tip from V the K.



October 5, 2007

Chris Matthew's One-Step Guide to a Hollow Existence

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:52 AM

Chris "Tweety" Matthews has life figured out, and he explains it in his new book Life's a Campaign. All you have to do is be a manipulative phony, like the revered Clintons. As Tweety asks in an interview with comedian Jon Stewart:

You don't have to believe a word they say, but you have to watch how far they got. How did [Bill] Clinton get there? How did Hillary get there? How did all these guys get there?

Tweety humbly informed viewers that his book is better than Machiavelli's The Prince, which apparently influenced his moral outlook.

To his credit, fellow lib Stewart blew so many holes in him, Tweety must have left a trail of blood and feathers as he dragged himself off stage. At one point Matthews whined:

You are unbelievable. This is the book interview from hell. This is the worst interview I've ever had in my life. This is the worst.

However, since life's a campaign, Matthews quickly went into spin mode. Examiner.com reports:

According to one source, Matthews was steadfast in his belief that the debate left Stewart crestfallen, and Matthews victorious.

At least Tweety has been honest enough to warn us not to believe a thing that comes out of his mouth.

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On a tip from V the K.



$Trillions to Be Sacrificed to Global Warming Hoax

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:01 AM

Global warming can't hurt you — but the global warming hoax can and will hurt all of us if the irresponsible moonbats running our government aren't reined in. The Low Carbon Economy Act of 2007 — sponsored by Senators Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and Arlen Specter (RINO-PA) and intended to save Mother Nature from the imaginary climate change crisis — would cost us over $1 TRILLION over the first 10 years and many more $trillions afterward.

An EPA analysis tells us what we would get for the money. Steven Milloy reports:

For reference purposes, the current level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is about 380 parts per million. The EPA estimates that if no action is taken to curb CO2 emissions, the atmospheric concentration of CO2 would be 718 ppm by 2095.
If the Bingaman-Specter bill were implemented, however, the EPA estimates that CO2 levels would be 695 ppm — a whopping reduction of 23 ppm. […]
But what are the climatic implications of this reduction in terms of global temperature? After all, we are talking about global warming.
Although the EPA didn't pursue its analysis that far, figuring out the implications are readily doable using the assumptions and formulas of the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Under the no-action scenario (718-to-695 ppm), the IPCC formulas indicate that the multitrillion-dollar Bingaman-Specter bill might reduce average global temperature by 0.13 degrees Celsius.
Under the maximum regulation scenario (514-to-491 ppm), Bingaman-Specter might reduce average global temperature by 0.18 degrees Celsius. Actual temperature reductions are likely to be less since these estimates rely on the IPCC's alarmist-friendly assumptions and formulas.

The difference between doing nothing and maximum regulation would almost certainly fall within normal climate fluctuation, and therefore be undetectable. But the effect of global warming moonbattery our standard of living will be quite easy to detect. According to economist Arthur Laffer, cap-and-trade regulation would act as a constraint on energy supply, shrinking the U.S. economy by 5.2% and thereby reducing income for a family of four by $10,800 by 2020.

But so long as all the voters know that Senators care about the cuddly polar bears, that's the important thing.

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A cuddly polar bear at play.

On tips from Byron and Bill.



Self-Described Liberal Discovers Second Amendment

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:01 AM

Possibly while searching in vain for the part of the Constitution that grants women the right to kill their babies, law professor Jonathan Turley has stumbled upon the Second Amendment:

Like many academics, I was happy to blissfully ignore the Second Amendment. It did not fit neatly into my socially liberal agenda.

But:

Principle is a terrible thing, because it demands not what is convenient but what is right. It is hard to read the Second Amendment and not honestly conclude that the Framers intended gun ownership to be an individual right.

Turley can't help but discard the canard that the Second Amendment only grants the right to bear arms to government militias because it starts with "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state…"

[T]he mere reference to a purpose of the Second Amendment does not alter the fact that an individual right is created. The right of the people to keep and bear arms is stated in the same way as the right to free speech or free press. The statement of a purpose was intended to reaffirm the power of the states and the people against the central government. At the time, many feared the federal government and its national army. Gun ownership was viewed as a deterrent against abuse by the government, which would be less likely to mess with a well-armed populace.
Considering the Framers and their own traditions of hunting and self-defense, it is clear that they would have viewed such ownership as an individual right — consistent with the plain meaning of the amendment.
None of this is easy for someone raised to believe that the Second Amendment was the dividing line between the enlightenment and the dark ages of American culture. Yet, it is time to honestly reconsider this amendment and admit that … here's the really hard part … the NRA may have been right.

No kidding.

On a tip from Byron.



Barack Obama Chucks Out His Flag Pin

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:26 AM

It's irritating seeing American flags pinned to the lapels of moonbats who hate the flag and everything it stands for — but it must be more irritating still for the moonbats themselves, who are like vampires forced by their own hypocrisy to walk around wearing crucifixes. But Barack Hussein Obama has boldly proclaimed: No more!

Gibbers B. Hussein:

I decided I won't wear that pin on my chest. Instead, I'm going to try to tell the American people what I believe will make this country great, and hopefully that will be a testament to my patriotism.

According to Osama Obama, flag pins are a substitute for "true patriotism," which consists of surrendering to Islamic terrorists. His campaign issued a statement for clarification:

We all revere the flag [sic], but Senator Obama believes that being a patriot is about more than a symbol. It's about fighting for our veterans when they get home and speaking honestly with the American people about this disastrous war.

At last, some Dems really are speaking honestly. Note they promise to support veterans "when they get home." When they're out there laying their lives on the line, they will get nothing but knives in the back from Democrats, but when they slouch home in defeat, they will be pitied extravagantly.

As for what Barack Abominable believes "will make this country great," he wants to place new emphasis on the allegedly poor mental health of our troops. According to Barry, nearly half of our National Guard troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan have psychological problems.

Who knows? Maybe an administration devoted to treating our proud soldiers like pathetic, neurotic victims in need of white flags and wet nurses could make that stat true.

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Also, the flag pin clashed with his outfit.

On a tip from V the K.



TV Reveals: Christian Hypocrites Stone People

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:52 AM

Who says the revolting sludge that oozes out of the entertainment industry has no relevance for Christians? WND reports:

The latest episode of the CBS crime show "Cold Case" depicted presumably devout Christian teens in an abstinence club as sexually active hypocrites who literally stone a member to keep their sins secret. […]
The episode, which focuses on the unsolved murder of a promiscuous 15-year-old, also has a youth pastor encouraging a girl to "confess" her impure dreams to him as he masturbates.

I can just here Rosie O'Donnell's fans screeching: "You see! It's not just Muslims who stone people! I saw Christians do it, right on TV!"

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The Cold Case clowns: redefining reality to fit the bigoted liberal template.

On a tip from Cheetah.



Gore Bravely Faces Rising Sea Levels

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:31 AM

Could it be that rising sea levels induced by carbon emissions aren't such an imminent threat after all? Awash in excess money from his global warming hoax profiteering, Al Gore has bought yet another residence, a $2 million condo in the ritzy St. Regis, just blocks from San Francisco Bay.

In addition to San Francisco's highly suitable political environment, the new digs feature 24-hour room service, butler service, a spa, fitness center, lap pool, world-class restaurant, views of the city and bay, etc. It's good to be king!

As for the supposedly rising sea levels — St. Regis is billed as the tallest concrete building west of the Mississippi. If his outlandish prophesies come true, all the Goracle will have to do is convert his balcony into a dock.

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St. Regis Residences, new home of the Goracle.

On a tip from Freedom Now.



Politically Correct Spacecakes

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:44 AM

Excellent news for Dutch potheads concerned with the happiness of their feathered brethren:

Amsterdam's famed coffee shops are turning to free-range eggs for their hashish "spacecakes" to reduce the suffering of chickens.
"Coffee shop owners were completely unaware and shocked that their spacecakes are not animal friendly," said a spokeswoman for Dutch animal rights group Wakker Dier, campaigning against the use of eggs from chickens kept caged on battery farms.
Four large shops have switched to free-range eggs and 20 more plan to follow, she said. The shops get through hundreds of eggs a week for their spacecakes, which are baked with marijuana or hashish and can give an intense high.

Good thing progressives approve of abortion, or eggs couldn't be used at all. Then people would have to go back to smoking their dope, which would produce penguin-menacing carbon emissions.

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Free-range chickens luxuriate in liberty.

On a tip from Bill.



Code Pink Kooks Attempt Invasion of Canada

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:28 AM

"Peace" activists Medea Benjamin and Ann Wright had been told by Canadian authorities that if they want to enter the country, they have to apply for "criminal rehabilitation" and pay a $200 fee, because Canada has a policy of refusing entry to convicted criminals.

But policies only apply to little people, not big shot activists like Code Pink cofounder Medea Benjamin. Besides, the arrests were for a noble progressive cause: disturbing the peace in the process of propagandizing for American defeat.

Displaying their typical regard for law and order, Benjamin and Wright tried to barge into Canada uninvited. They were denied entry, conclusively proving that Canada is part of a conspiracy of oppression involving George Bush and the FBI.

Don't take their word for it. The aptly named John Cur I mean Curr III of the New York Civil Liberties Union in Buffalo concurs that Canada is complicit in the Bush Administration's suppression of their freedom of speech.

So that's why we let any criminal who wants to cross our southern border.

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Medea Benjamin demonstrating why Canada won't let her in.

On a tip from Bill.



Disgruntled Student Takes Bad Grade to Court

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:00 AM

Is there anything left that people won't sue over?

Brian Marquis, age 51, is pursuing Bachelor degrees at U-Mass Amherst. A teaching assistant half his age gave him a C, and Marquis didn't like it. It seems the mediocre grade violated his civil rights and inflicted "emotional distress."

Ombudsman Catharine Porter suggested he get on with what passes for his life, given that he has "no grounds for an academic grievance." But instead Marquis filed a 15-count lawsuit, which a district court judge tossed out last week. Now Marquis is considering an appeal to the First Circuit Court of Appeals.

As Porter notes:

If every student that didn't like his or her grade started to do this, we'd have to hire, I don't know, 25,000 attorneys.

That would probably put U-Mass out of operation. But at least then a few professors might come to understand what it's like for businesses trying to survive in Lawyerland.

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Brian Marquis crusades for his right to a grade of his choosing.

On a tip from Bill.



October 4, 2007

Firemen Punished for Disrupting Public Gay Sex

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:48 AM

Four British firemen have been reprimanded, suspended, and fined up to £1,000 for disrupting public outdoor homosexual activity by shining their lights on four busy perverts.

In addition, they were commanded to attend a two-day brainwashing course entitled "'Lesbians, Gays, Bi-sexuals and Transgender Equality in the Fire Service — An Absolute Taboo?" One fireman was also demoted.

One of the interrupted homosexuals got the idea of complaining from the Terrence Higgins Trust, an AIDS charity. You might think that AIDS charities work to prevent the spread of AIDS. Exactly wrong: they work to spread AIDS by promoting homosexual activity — even when it's conducted in groups and in public.

Another militant homosexual "charity" will be the recipient of the fines expropriated from the firemen.

The complainant will not face any police investigation for his behavior, which is not only condoned but revered by the degenerate moonbat freaks who are taking over society in the name of political correctness.

Hat tip: Pencil Nub.



Dictatorship of the Disabled, Part III

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:03 AM

From News of the Weird Daily:

The 50,000-square-ft "Basketball Town" kids' sports complex in Rancho Cordova, Calif. (near Sacramento) is today a ghost facility, on the verge of shutting down instead of providing recreation for thousands of urchins and their parents, and the sole reason, according to several news reports: the very, very pissed-off quadriplegic Derrick Ross, who (reportedly) refused to allow people to carry him and his 'chair to and from the festive, joyous (but elevatorless-mezzanine-level) birthday party to which he had been invited, and instead filed yet another Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit, including sort-of "humiliation damages" that the community cannot afford (with the number being tossed out, $100k). A special lift costs about $35k, which someone has offered to donate, but so far, Mr. Ross prefers to remain pissed off.

Ross has filed similar suits against businesses. Under the depraved Americans with Disabilities Act, someone with the exalted legal status of "disabled" can sue just about anyone for just about anything.

Pathological greed isn't the only motivation for these lawsuits: there's also petulance. If I can't have fun in this wheelchair, then no one is going to have fun. As always, moonbattery encourages our lowliest impulses.

Hat tip: Overlawyered, on a tip from Steve.



Moonbat Morality on Display in Mesa

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:25 AM

It looks like moonbat morality, exemplified by the motto "I'm entitled to other people's property," is getting the upper hand over our Christian heritage:

MESA, Ariz., Oct. 3 (UPI) — The sight of an old man being hit by a truck in Arizona touched off a feeding frenzy among witnesses who allegedly stole the dying victim's groceries.
Not only were the man's groceries taken, but the only person who tried to help him also had his own bags taken. […]
The elderly victim was waiting for a bus Tuesday night when a pickup truck swerved off the road and plowed into the stop. The man was sent flying as were his bags of groceries.
As the truck sped off with a white plastic bag flapping on its grill, witnesses began grabbing whatever scattered food they could get their hands on. Boro Mitrovich, who was himself nearly struck, said he ran to help the man and had his bag disappear as well.

This is as good an explanation as any for why the decay of our moral standards matters.

On a tip Nanc.



Whoopi Goldberg Demands "Reverence" for Abortion

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:04 AM

Just how sick are the fiends who provide the cultural cud liberal housewives chew?

Rosie O'Donnell — best known for her psychotic 9/11 conspiracy theories and rabid hatred of Christians — was finally shown the door from The View. But lest you think ABC is climbing back in from the end of its left-wing limb, note that her replacement is vulgar comedienne Whoopi Goldberg, who boasts of marching in rallies with Katie Cupcake for the infanticide-supporting NARAL.

Yesterday Whoopi demanded that the show's token conservative piñata, Elizabeth Hasselbeck, show "a little bit of reverence" for those who have undergone the most sacred rite in the liberal religion, the extinguishing of your own baby's life.

If moral freaks like Whoopi Goldberg are steering the course for our culture, we are truly doomed.

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Helping to guide our culture into the Dolorous Abyss.

On a tip from Cheetah.



CNN Moonbats Skew Reno Flag Story

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:35 AM

Enraged that a Mexican bar owner in Reno was flying the Mexican flag above ours, a veteran rescued Old Glory. Hopefully not many learned of this story from CNN, which twisted it into contortions by citing some marginally relevant provisions of flag etiquette and ignoring the fact that displaying our flag beneath a foreign flag on American soil is a violation of U.S. law.

CNN's smirking and distorted coverage left the patriotic vet hanging in the breeze, no doubt striking the average viewer as a xenophobic maniac. Check out the video.

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At least Old Glory wasn't flying upside-down.

Hat tip: NewsBusters, on a tip from Cheetah.



Ward Churchill's Less Than Triumphant Return

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:56 AM

Ward Churchill — who entered the moonbat Hall of Infamy after publicly denouncing those who perished at the World Trade Center as "Little Eichmanns" — is back in action at Colorado University, eliciting "applause and handshakes from the majority of the 30 or so CU students and area residents who came to hear his lecture."

CU finally fired Churchill for academic misconduct, yet is still letting him teach a free, no-credit course on campus about the "racism" and "genocide" committed by American settlers who displaced barbaric Stone Age savages. Mental Ward explains:

I've been invited by people who are concerned with content of the mind.

The course is for acolytes only; the Daily Camera was not allowed to listen in. One Daily Camera reporter was ejected forcefully enough to prompt a police report. Self-proclaimed "event organizers" also turned away three CU students who were deemed to be "agitators."

CU journalism instructor Kelly Tryba displays her naivety:

I think any student group should be able to rent out a room and have someone speak; but anyone should be able to go. The freedom of speech goes both ways.

A few more years in academia should help Ms. Tryba understand that if freedom of speech went both ways, racists and counterrevolutionaries would be able to spread their jingoistic, capitalist lies.

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Posturing moonbat Ward Churchill, at a rally in honor of vicious multiple murderer Tookie Williams.

Hat tip: Slapstick Politics.



Apple Sued for Cutting Prices

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:15 AM

Cutting prices can be added to the many things corporations may not do unless they want to risk a lawsuit. Dongmei Li of Queens is suing Apple for $1 million for lowering the price of the 8-gig iPhone by $200.

Apple refunded the $200 difference to anyone buying one of the phones within two weeks of the price cut, and $100 to anyone who bought one earlier, but that's not enough for Ms. Li.

Unfortunately it's doubtful that moonbat-infested Apple will learn its lesson and stop supporting the trial lawyers party.

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What goes around, comes around.

On a tip from Wiggins.



October 3, 2007

Another Halloween Ban

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:29 PM

Kohl Elementary School in Broomfield, Colorado can join the list of places where Halloween has been banned. In its place will be a vapid fall festival, to which crestfallen kids will not be allowed to wear costumes. Parents were not consulted.

The pretexts for this outrage add insult to injury. People are asked to believe that Halloween isn't fair, because some can't afford costumes; that it might make someone uncomfortable, because not everyone celebrates Halloween; and that costume accessories like rubber knives are dangerous.

Since 9/11, when totalitarian moonbats try to eradicate an aspect of American culture by decree, it usually has something to do with pandering to Muslims. Presumably they're the ones who might be uncomfortable — as in suburban Chicago.

As for the vast majority of Americans who are uncomfortable because their own culture is being banned by politically correct petty dictators — we'll just have to suffer.

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Erasing America one holiday at a time.

On a tip from The Paperboy.



Dictatorship of the Disabled, Part II

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:50 AM

Moonbats seem to feel pretty pious behind the wheels of their Priuses. This should wipe their smug expressions away: hybrid cars have been deemed to discriminate against the blind.

At slower speeds, running solely on electric power, hybrids make so little noise that there's not much to prevent blind people from walking right in front of them.

The National Federation of the Blind is actually demanding that hybrids be made noisier. Maybe we should require that they be fitted with foghorns that blare continually in case there are any blind people around. But what if someone is both blind and deaf?

Here's a solution: ban all motorized vehicles, and command everyone to travel by tricycle (two-wheelers are dangerous and difficult for blind people to ride). Note that this will also curb carbon emissions.

But before the ban goes into effect, I need to find a blind person willing to step in front of a moving Prius. I can guarantee nothing more than minor bruises, and a 50–50 split on the loot when we sue Toyota.

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The Breck Girl pedals toward a more equitable world.

On a tip from Bill.



Dictatorship of the Disabled

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:28 AM

The latest deep-pocket corporation to be looted by lawyers in a class action lawsuit is Target. Its crime? Allegedly the Target website isn't sufficiently accessible to the blind.

This has given me some excellent ideas for lawsuits of my own. I'll sue Hollywood for making movies that aren't accessible to the blind. Then I'll sue the music industry for producing albums that aren't accessible to the deaf. Let's see, who else has money…

There are a lot of golf courses here in Phoenix. I'll sue them for not being accessible to quadriplegics. Then I'll sue Fox News for not being accessible to moonbats.

When I'm done, I'll buy my way into the U.S. Senate. Thanks, John Edwards — you've been an inspiration!

On a tip from Bill.



Cox & Forkum: You Will Be Missed

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:14 AM

You may have heard the sad news: Cox & Forkum have taken a final bow, due to time constraints. For the last six years they've provided some of the best political cartoons out there. A few recent samples:

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On a tip from Nanc.



Rudy's Push to Save America

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:07 AM

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Compliments of Wendy.



Warning Notice for Global Warming Propaganda

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:20 AM

Since any adult gullible enough to swallow the global warming hoax has already swallowed it, the moonbat establishment has increasingly focused on frightening children. But they've hit a small snag in Britain.

A Climate Change Resource Pack has been sent to over 3,500 elementary schools. The packs include the over-the-top sci-fi horror movie An Inconvenient Truth, as well as some shorter propaganda pieces.

When the packs were sent out, Environment Secretary David Miliband lied through his teeth:

The debate over the science of climate change is well and truly over.

Unfortunately for moonbats, the truth will out. In response to parental outrage over this politically motivated brainwashing, teachers will be required to tell children before showing A Convenient Lie that Al Gore's self-serving prophesies are not necessarily gospel truth.

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Or maybe not.



Moonbat Fashion for Kids

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:40 AM

There's more to moonbat fashion for kids than Che Guevara shirts. Here are the two-year-olds at Sunday's Folsom Street Fair leather fetish freak show mentioned earlier:

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Those are dog collars around their necks, purchased at a pet store. They helped the little tykes fit in with folks like these.

Here's another fashion item:

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A 12-year-old was sent home from school for wearing a $75 "Juicy Angel" T-shirt. Her mother is enraged:

In my opinion, the word "Juicy" means sweet and nothing more.

Lacking moonbat fashion sense, Robbie at UrbanGrounds comments:

[I]f this mom really thinks that "Juicy" printed over the breasts of a 12-year old girl implies or means "nothing more" than "sweet", well…she's a moron who's probably too stupid to be allowed to raise children.

I know, I know. Shamed be he who thinks evil of it. Except those who think evil of it aren't the ones dressing their kids up like prostitutes.

On a tip from V the K.



October 2, 2007

$11.6 Million for "Harassment"

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:47 PM

Divide $11.6 million by how much you make an hour. The result is how long you would have to toil to earn as much as our psychotic legal system plans to expropriate from Madison Square Garden and its chairman James Dolan on behalf of a parasite named Anucha Browne Sanders, because she claims she experienced "harassment."

Apparently New York Knicks coach Isiah Thomas once tried to kiss her, justifying the massive transfer of wealth.

In a world poisoned by moonbattery, the concept of honest work is meaningless. Only a sucker would labor for a few bucks when the real money is handed out for free to whiners.

A society without just courts will not prosper. Our courts are more morally depraved than most criminals.

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Anucha the lucky looter.

On a tip from Wiggins.



War Is Peace

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:54 AM

A London bus of the same type that was targeted by Muslim terrorists on 7/7:

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As Joseph Goebbels understood, no lie is too preposterous to be told and believed — until we are hit by the lie's consequences.

Via Shire Network News; hat tip: LGF.



From the Sewers of San Francisco

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:10 AM

Lone Star Times has some pictures from Sunday's Folsom Street Fair in San Franfreakshow — which was advertised with a blasphemous caricature of the Last Supper, and to which homosexual couples subjected adopted children. LST was kind enough to add some Miller Lite logos, to soften the horror and to help assure that Miller gets its money's worth for sponsoring these gala festivities.

Be forewarned: even with some censoring, Pelosiland moonbattery can be extremely offensive. A few samples:

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The Culture War is well worth fighting.

On a tip from V the K.



Abscam Jack Murtha Threatens to Cut Troops' Air Hose

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:39 AM

John Murtha is still at it, throwing his considerable weight behind American defeat by threatening to cut off funding to troops in the field.

He's formed an alliance with David Obey (D-WI), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, who growls:

I have no intention of reporting out $200 billion.

Obey is referring to emergency military spending requested by the President.

Meanwhile we are asked to believe by the unpleasant likes of Tom Harkin that it's Rush Limbaugh who doesn't support the troops.

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On a tip from General Jack D. Ripper.



Israeli Minister: Moonbats "Are Trying to Break Us from Within"

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:55 AM

If there's one country that ought to understand the danger of moonbattery, it would be Israel, whose very existence hangs by a thread that leftists want to cut. Here's Minister of Strategic Affairs Avigdor Lieberman on the topic:

All our troubles, all our problems, all our victims [are there] because of those people. […] I have no complaints against the Arabs or against the world. My claims are aimed against the Israeli Left … they are trying to break us from within at any cost, to breach every consensus.

The consensus he refers to is the Gush Etzion resettlement in the West Bank. Israeli moonbats are trying to prevent musicians from performing at the commemoration of its 40-year anniversary.

Silly as they often seem, it's the internal enemies who pose the greatest threat, by gnawing away at a country's belief in itself.



English Succumbs to Moonbattery

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:15 AM

The objective of moonbattery is to eat away at the pillars of civilization so as to cause its collapse and bring about the degradation and eventual demise of the human race. One pillar that moonbats have gnawed down to a toothpick is education. Because moonbats are repelled by factual information, they started with the liberal arts. In English, they are triumphant.

Phyllis Schlafly describes the situation:

The bad news is that Shakespeare has disappeared from required courses in English departments at more than three-fourths of the top 25 U.S. universities, but the good news is that only 1.6 percent of America's 19 million undergraduates major in English, according to Department of Education figures. When I visit college campuses, students for years have been telling me that the English departments are the most radicalized of all departments, more so than sociology, psychology, anthropology, or even women's studies.[…]
Shakespeare, Chaucer and Milton have been replaced by living authors who toe the line of multicultural political correctness, i.e., view everything through the lens of race, gender and class based on the assumption that America is a discriminatory and unjust racist and patriarchal society.

Shakespeare has been dismissed as a DWEM (Dead White European Male). Having completely taken over English Departments around the country, moonbats are teaching a curriculum in line with their pernicious objectives. A few examples of what English students study instead of the Bard:

Macalester College   Gender and Sociopolitical Activism in 20th Century Feminist Utopias
Bates College   African and Diasporic Ecological Literature
Mount Holyoke College   The Conceptual Black Body in Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Visual Culture

Assigned readings include Dr. Seuss, J.K. Rowling, The Wizard of Oz, and Snow White. But American University does offer a course entitled "Shakesqueer," and Vanderbilt has one on "Shakespearean Sexuality."

When moonbats do to science and math what they have done to English, we will be ready to return to the Stone Age, to the delight of environmentalists.

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Shakespeare: Dismissed as a DWEM.



Barack Obama Promises Nuclear Freeze

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:09 AM

Remember when we had to live in constant fear of a surprise nuclear attack from the Soviet Union? Liberals responded to this threat by calling for unilateral disarmament. This is comparable to responding to being on a precarious ledge high on a mountain by letting go and hoping for the best.

Fortunately wiser minds prevailed. Ronald Reagan used the nuclear arms race to bankrupt the Evil Empire, destroying it without firing a shot.

Now we have serious enemies again. China has been pouring fortunes into its military. North Korea — with help from Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton — has nuclear weapons. Our arch enemy Iran will have them soon. Russia is once again throwing its weight around.

Did liberals learn anything whatsoever from Reagan's Cold War triumph? Of course not.

Barack Hussein Obama has chosen this point in history to call again for a nuclear freeze. According to the Shady Gray Lady, if the Boy Moonbat becomes president, he will

pledge to end production of fissile material for weapons, agree not to build new weapons and remove any remaining nuclear weapons from hair-trigger alert.

That ought to send a stern message to the Iranians, Chinese, North Koreans, Russians, and whatever other hostile and irresponsible regimes come up with nukes in the coming years.

There's more to Osama Obama's plan — but evidently not much more:

Mr. Obama also will call for using a combination of diplomacy and pressure to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons and to eliminate North Korea’s nuclear weapons programs. Aides did not say what Mr. Obama intended to do if diplomacy and sanctions failed.

Preserving the world's Last Best Hope from fiends without and fools within is like digging a pit in loose sand. But no matter how fast the sand pours back in again, we have to keep digging. The alternative would be to let the Jimmy Carters and Barack Obamas deliver us to our enemies.

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Homosexuals Bring Children to Leather Festival

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:10 AM

The Golden Gate [X]Press reports on Sunday's Folsom Street Fair leather fetish festival in San Franfreakshow, a predominantly homosexual event sponsored in part by Miller Beer:

Some of the most unlikely attendees of Sunday's kinky leather fetish festival were under four feet tall.
Two-year-olds Zola and Veronica Kruschel waddled through Folsom Street Fair amidst strangers in fishnets and leather crotch pouches, semi and fully nude men.
The twin girls who were also dressed for the event wore identical lace blouses, floral bonnets and black leather collars purchased from a pet store.
Fathers Gary Beuschel and John Kruse watched over them closely. They were proud to show the twins off.

Not everyone taking part of the festivities would agree it was a suitable place for homosexuals to bring their adopted kids:

"Why do (these people) bring kids here? This is a leather fair for god's [sic] sake," said Bahran Aliassa, who was masturbating in public. He has been doing it annually for the past six years.

But returning to the proud parents:

Father of two, John Kruse said it is an educational experience for children. He said there were conservative parents against having kids at the event.
"Those are the same close-minded people who think we shouldn't have children to begin with," he said.

No one can say we weren't warned about the kind of sewer progressives are making us to "progress" toward.

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Fun for the whole family.

On a tip from V the K.



October 1, 2007

Chicago Area Schools Ban Santa, Halloween, and Jell-O for Allah

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:22 PM

It isn't only in Muslim-overrun Eurabia that moonbat bureaucrats subject us to dhimmitude. In the Chicago suburb Oak Lawn, pork and Jell-O have been banned from the school lunch menu in an effort to pander to Muslims. Halloween parades are being canceled in favor of vapid "fall festivals," and Santa can only visit school on Saturday when there are no kids around.

According to Elizabeth Zahdan, who "took her concerns to the school board" regarding the shocking prevalence of America culture in American schools, the purpose of suppressing things like Christmas, Halloween, and Jell-O is to make the schools more inclusive.

The insidious liberals who run our schools are only too happy to use their Islamic allies as an excuse to prevent our culture from being passed down to future generations. But there is a ray of hope: people made such a stink that the ban on Jell-O was lifted.

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Even Jell-O is offensive to Muslims.

On a tip from Bill.



Nanny State Tyrants Dictate Calorie Displays

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:47 AM

Westchester County bureauweenies are now pushing a law that would make it mandatory to display the calorie total as prominently as the price for fast food items. Otherwise, it may never occur to people that they won't lose weight by scarfing donuts and Big Macs.

A similar law was stalled on a technicality in nearby New York City; others have been imposed in California and Washington State.

Bellows petty tyrant Joshua Lipsman, Westchester's Health Commissioner:

We can't have a healthy, vibrant society where one-third of the kids and two-thirds of the adults weigh too much.

Wrong. We can't have a healthy, vibrant society when nanny state bureaucrats micromanage every aspect of our lives down to how much we weigh and how restaurant owners display their menus.

If there's a demand for restaurants that rub calorie counts in customers' faces, the free market is perfectly capable of meeting this demand without any coercion from do-gooder totalitarians.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Turning Out the Lights

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:12 AM

What could be more symbolic of the willful decline of civilization that this:

Following San Francisco's lead, Los Angeles County and city officials are urging people, businesses and government to switch off nonessential lights for one hour next month to save energy.

By "nonessential," they don't mean lights you're not using anyway. They mean lights you don't need to perform emergency surgery. In the original "Earth Hour" in Sydney, 2.2 million people supposedly turned out the lights in homage to the Earth Goddess.

Supposedly turning off all the lights will prolong the Earth's doom by limiting the CO2 emitted in the generation of electricity. Breathing also emits CO2. Maybe instead of "Earth Hour" we should try "Earth Minute," where we save the polar bears by holding our breath.

Beyond the pointless symbolism, the implication is clear. If we want to save the planet, we need to turn out the lights on human civilization and return to the darkness for which liberals seem to long.

On a tip from Nanc.



ABC Equates Christianity with 9/11

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:05 AM

Rosie O'Donnell isn't the only one in the media so profoundly deranged as to equate Christianity with its opposite, Islam. NewsBusters reports that ABC's Good Morning American ran a segment promoting atheism in which they mixed images of the World Trade Center in flames with a presumably Christian man holding up a sign reading "One Nation Under God." ABC's Liz Marlantes drove their demented point home:

Some are reacting to religious extremism, like the Islamic fundamentalism behind the terrorist attacks of 9-11, but also the rise of the Christian right in the U.S.

By placing them together, ABC ham-handedly attempts to use the Muslim atrocities of 9/11 as propaganda against the very light that has historically held the darkness of Islam back: Christianity. According to the view it attempts to plant in the minds of its audience, holding up a sign with a phrase from the Pledge of Allegiance is the equivalent of flying passenger planes into skyscrapers full of people.

Apparently the liberals running the dinosaur media are coming to the conclusion that having lost all credibility among anyone but moonbats, they no longer need to restrain themselves from indulging their wicked ideology to its most cartoonish extremes.

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ABC's moonbat math.

On a tip from Cheetah.



Budweiser Reaches Out to Horny Hispanics

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:51 AM

Apparently crude racial remarks can still be okay, even after Imus. Check out this Denver billboard:

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Toning down the abusive racial epithet "güera," a translation would be "As good as the white woman checking you out."

But when it comes to unseemly attempts to pander to Hispanics, Budweiser still hasn't caught up to Miller.

Hat tip: Slapstick Politics.



Anthropologists Pledge Not to Help Fight Islamic Terrorists

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:04 AM

Anthropology, like English, is a field that shouldn't have much to do with politics, yet is hopelessly poisoned by moonbattery. In case anyone wonders whose side anthropologists are on in the struggle between Western Civilization and Islamic terrorists, the Network of Concerned Anthropologists is circulating a petition called the Pledge of Non-Participation in Counter-insurgency that proclaims:

We, the undersigned, believe that anthropologists should not engage in research and other activities that contribute to counter-insurgency operations in Iraq or in related theaters in the "war on terror."

Cultural knowledge could help our troops in combat, or help prevent another 9/11. But not if the Concerned Anthropologists have their way. You see, resisting Islamic terrorism "is at odds with the humane ideals of our discipline as well as professional standards."

Imagine if these vermin had circulated a petition during WWII, promising not to help anyone against Nazis. They very likely would have been torn to pieces by an angry mob, as they richly deserve.

On a tip from Steve.



Moonbat Becomes Derelict to Support al-Qaeda

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:37 AM

The sad tale of an idiot's futile gesture on behalf of evil:

Bill McDannell quit his job as a chauffeur, then sold everything he and his wife possessed, including their home, to finance a cross-country walk to draw attention to his demand that we surrender to the terrorists our troops are fighting in Iraq.

Laughably, McDannell "didn't garner the national attention he had hoped for." After walking 3,144 miles, America has failed to capitulate, and the media didn't find the wandering loser very interesting. Only a half dozen fellow moonbats greeted him when he made it to the other end of the country.

Now McDannell is homeless and jobless, not to mention mindless and useless. I'm sure the Democrat Party can count on his support.

bill-mcdannell.jpg   So long Bill. Better luck next life.

On a tip from Bob.



Security Interrogates High School Students on Menstrual Status

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:32 AM

From Sullivan County high school in Grahamsville, New York:

Samantha Martin, 14, said she had a small purse with her at Tri-Valley High School when security guard Mike Bunce called her out of class on Sept. 19. She said Bunce told her she couldn't have a purse unless she had her period and then asked her if she did.

You see, the district banned backpacks for security reasons. But apparently there is a menstruation exception, so that students can carry tampons as needed. It gets weirder:

In protest, some students began wearing tampons or sanitary napkins stuck to their clothing while others carried purses made of tampon boxes. Police arrested one student protester for running naked through school halls with a paper bag on his head.

Be thankful I don't have a picture for this one.

On a tip from Wiggins.



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