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November 30, 2007

Mark Strauss, CNN Undercover Agent

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:16 PM

Sordid details of the farce CNN made of Wednesday's Republican debate continue to surface.

Among the many left-leaning plants posing as Republicans was questioner Mark Strauss of Iowa. He encouraged Ron Paul to leave the party and run as an Independent, which Democrats hope would effect a Republican defeat, à la Ross Perot in 1992.

Strauss has a website, where he brags of kicking Mitt Romney off his property. A sample of his rhetoric:

In October 2006, Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts came to my door in Iowa, yes, at my house. He was there walking up and down the street with Robby Smith campaigning with him. Man, did he pick the wrong door.
What is the Governor of MA doing in IA, with a young rookie running for state house? He is a Republican first-American second...hopefully not our next "decider". With Security all around, we proceeded to debate the issues. He said Iraq attacked us...remember the twin towers?...I straightened him our there and pointed out who did that and that we are losing that part of the war on terror because we decided to go into Iraq. I also pointed out that Afghanistan is the world's largest producer of opium...under a government put in place by the Republican leader "the current decider". Mitt asked why I was so upset? I said a 8+ trillion dollar debt being financed by China? I told him I used to be a Republican but now I am an American. He asked me not to be insulting. After 5 minutes of his confusing smile and inability to counter any of my concerns with the direction his party is taking us, I waved my hand and said I'm through with you. As I was going inside he asked me to stay and talk more…Mitt asked me what I woud do in Iraq. I proceeded to explain how we need to get not only the effected nations in the region involved, but strike meaningful discussion and secure true resilution with the world thru the U.N.. Mitt laughed and called the U.N. a joke. This is the man that wants to be President. Don't we already have a decider in office that considers the other world leaders a joke? I then said "I have no use for you, get off my property", and I closed the door. This guy cannot be elected into office in 08.
Can't we take our country back? Can we bring home our troops to protect OUR borders...not have them out shoving democracy down the throats of people that do not want or understand it. Besides, if people in the middle east had the right to vote, they would vote to send us home. BRING OUR TROOPS HOME!

CNN may as well not bother with its laughable "we didn't know he was a left-wing activist" defense, because it had presented a video by Strauss at a Democrat debate.

Its having been caught trying to pass off a collection of politically active moonbats and Muslims as everyday undecided Republicans should lay to rest any claims that CNN is a legitimate news agency.

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Mark Strauss, moonbat activist, goes undercover for CNN.

On a tip from Byron.



Muslims Demand Execution over Teddy Bear

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:40 PM

Gillian Gibbons sure got off easy. Sudan sentenced the British teacher to 15 days in jail and deportation for letting her students name a teddy bear Mohammed, after one of the kids in the class. Imagine if the Religion of Peaceniks out in the street screaming for her blood had their way:

Thousands of people wielding clubs and knives called for a British teacher to be shot today as a diplomatic row brewed over her sentence for "insulting Islam".
Sheikh Abdul Jalil Karuri, a leading cleric, whipped up a crowd attending Khartoum's Martyr's Mosque by telling them Gillian Gibbons had deliberately named her class's teddy bear Mohammed "with the intention of insulting Islam." […]
"Those who insult the Prophet of Islam should be punished with bullets," the crowd shouted after Gibbons, 54, was jailed for 15 days on charges stemming from naming a teddy bear Mohammed.

Gibbons had to be jailed in a secret location, or the Muslim hordes would storm the place and tear her limb from limb.

But don't forget: Christianity is just as demented, barbaric, and evil as Islam. Right, moonbats?

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Muslims scream for the teacher's blood in Khartoum.

On tips from Ian from the EUSSR and Scott.



Casa D'Ice

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:12 PM

Thanks go to the Casa D'Ice restaurant in North Versailles, Pennsylvania, for using its sign to contribute to the war on moonbattery. A couple of examples:

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Compliments of Bergbikr.



Bureauweenies Better at Disposing of Cash Than Grease

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:51 AM

Bureauweenies are to be congratulated on their creativity in finding new ways to waste taxpayer money. The City of Houston wants to solve the problem of grease clogging sewer lines by handing out 15,000 foil bags, into which citizens are to pour fat instead of down the drain, where their money goes. The cost: $63,000.

Granted 15,000 foil bags won't go far in a city of 2.1 million. But the important thing is for everyone to realize that bureaucrats are on top of the problem.

A voice of sanity on the City Council, Anne Clutterbuck observes:

Buying fat trapper bags when anyone could use an old tomato can or a piece of aluminum foil is to me a silly use of taxpayer dollars.

At least they aren't proposing a fat trapper bag for everyone, along with a new Department of Grease Disposal to enforce compliance.

Hat tip: blogHOUSTON.net, on a tip from Byron.



CNBC Correspondent Calls Our President a "Monkey"

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:35 AM

With every airing of Keith Olbermann's show, it gets more difficult for NBC to push the envelope of infantile moonbattery to unprecedented extremes — yet it always manages. Here's CNBC's Erin Burnett repeatedly calling President Bush a "monkey":

Joe Scarborough is about all that's standing between NBC and Daily Kos.

On a tip from Cheetah.



Desperate Propagandists Upgrade Storms

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:14 AM

Two hurricane seasons in a row have been complete duds in the USA, despite hysterical assurances that global warming is causing hurricanes to become ever more frequent and severe. The National Hurricane Center has settled on a solution — pretending regular storms are tropical storms, so they can be named as if they were hurricanes.

Judging by central pressure, many of this year's "tropical storms" were actually nontropical or were only depressions. But fudging on classification serves a strategic purpose:

The number of a season's named storms forms the foundation of historical records used to determine trends in hurricane activity. […S]uch information is vital to scientists trying to determine whether global warming has had a measurable impact on hurricane activity.

In other words, more lies are being told to prop up the global warming hoax. If we don't start getting some hurricanes soon, they'll be naming scattered showers.

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Before long they'll be naming clouds and gusts of breeze.

On a tip from V the K.



Dems Silenced by Their Own Leftist Posturing

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:35 AM

A Democrat debate scheduled for December 10 has been canceled because Shrillary Rotten and B. Hussein Obambi say they won't cross the picket line that might be set up by the thankfully striking Writers Guild of America Union.

As Bryan asks at Hot Air:

Why do they need writers for a debate anyway?
Oh. Right. Sorry I asked.
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Keep it up, guys. The reprieve from your moonbattery has been wonderful.

On a tip from Scott.



Builder Forced to Spend £140,000 on Two Newts

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:17 AM

Anwyl Construction in Rhyl, Denbighshire was forced to spend £140,000 on a habitat for newts before they could construct a 26-property development, because the great crested newt is protected by European law.

When the outlandishly expensive habitat had been constructed per Brussels' requirements, environmental specialists came to move the newts to their new home, so that construction of human homes could begin. They could only find two newts.

Director Matt Anwyl is keeping a sense of humor in the face of this extravagant moonbattery:

We could have built them a three-bedroomed house instead.

The same company had to spend £300,000 on newts at Aberkinsey Parc in Rhyl.

Anyone finding great crested newts on their property will be sorely tempted to squish the damned things before the authorities find out.

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The majestic Great Crested Newt.

Hat tip: Nothing to Do with Arbroath, on a tip from Steve.



Chinese Need Not Apply

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:42 AM

To get the moonbat establishment to discriminate on your behalf, it's not enough to be a minority. You have to be a member of a correct minority. Just ask Asians. From the New York Post:

Three Chinese parents in Brooklyn are expected to file a federal lawsuit today challenging a popular city-run tutoring program on the grounds it discriminates against Asians, The Post has learned.
The Specialized High School Institute preps gifted but "underrepresented" minorities to ace the competitive exam to get into top city high schools like Stuyvesant or Brooklyn Tech. […]
A Department of Education internal memo obtained by lawyers trying the case indicated that eligibility criteria excludes whites and Asians.
"What this memo reveals is blatant and categorical discrimination by race. If you are white or Asian, you're not supposed to get an application," said Christopher Hajec, an attorney with the Center for Individual Rights, a conservative advocacy group.

You see, Asians aren't viewed as inferior losers by the liberal elite. Therefore they aren't expected to be forever reliant on the all-powerful and beneficent State — so they don't qualify for special priviliges under our racist spoils system. They may as well be Caucasians.

On a tip from V the K.



CNN Debate Plants Included CAIR Intern

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:23 AM

More on the disgraceful farce CNN made of the Republican debate Wednesday: Michelle Malkin reveals that among the many planted questioners was an intern of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Hamas front group that even some Democrats have denounced for its intimate terrorist ties.

From CAIR's website:

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Here's Yasmin in action, going to bat for CNN on behalf of the Muslim–moonbat alliance at the debate:

On a tip from Cheetah.



Time Magazine Laments Science Moving Past Stem Cell Research

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:42 AM

Scientists have discovered how to use normal skin cells for the sort of research that liberals want done on cloned embryos, thus voiding any valid reason to create human life for the sake of experimenting on it. Great news, right? Not for Time magazine, whose Parkinson-afflicted Michael Kinsley bleats in outrage that stem cell research ought to be pursued anyway.

If I can make any sense of his argument, he seems to be saying that President Bush cost Parkinson patients several years of research by hesitating to spend federal money on ghoulish experiments. Therefore, Kinsley wants to press forward by killing some embryos, scientific justification be damned.

Kinsley also argues that since embryos are killed in fertility clinics, they ought to be killed in research clinics too. He also asserts that paths of inquiry shouldn't be abandoned, just because better ones have been discovered.

Hopefully the skin cell research will yield results soon enough to help Kinsley think more clearly.

Once again it becomes apparent that liberal support of stem cell research is not based on science, but on a need to establish that the soul is a superstition, and that human life has no inherent value. Not only would this support their nihilistic ideology, it would justify the legality and taxpayer funding of abortion. Also, their beloved socialized medicine will lead inevitably to rationing of healthcare, which in turn will force a reliance on euthanasia for those no longer in a position to be of use to the State.

On a tip from Scott.



Tragedy Averted

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:57 AM

If there's one factor that overwhelms all others in causing poverty and social disintegration, it is having children out of wedlock. Children born without fathers almost invariably grow up poor and morally disoriented. The simple fact is that it requires both a mother and a father to raise children properly. Those raised improperly grow up to inhabit ghettoes.

The percentage of extramarital births has been exploding for two reasons: 1) moonbattery has corroded our moral values; and 2) liberal governments, which stand to gain power by making us more dependent, actually offer financial incentives to women who crank out fatherless babies they can't afford to raise.

A case in point is 17-year-old Kirsty Oldfield, a student at Salt Grammar School in Baildon, West Yorks. When both her parents died, bureauweenies informed her she could get money to stay in school — by getting pregnant:

A Department of Work and Pensions spokesman said a girl aged 17 who had a child and was not working would be able to claim child benefit and may also be able to claim tax credits, housing benefit, council tax benefit and income support.

They might as well offer teenagers benefits for taking up heroin.

Thankfully the pre-moonbattery means of helping those in need — voluntary charity — has produced almost £4,000 in pledges in just 24 hours to help Kirsty through school.

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Kirsty Oldfield — helped the old-fashion way.

Hat tip: Nothing to Do with Arbroath, on a tip from Steve.



Alaska Airlines' Heterosexual Surcharge

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:28 AM

So there really is such a thing as discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air has announced a new program by which heterosexuals will have to pay 10% more on some flights.

It works by offering a discount to customers who buy their tickets on the company's "gay" page, which promotes flights to events that include the "5th Los Angeles LGBT People of Color Film Festival" and the "8th International Conference of Gay and Lesbian Tourism."

As Bryan Fischer of the Idaho Values Alliance observes:

Alaska is basically imposing a 10% surcharge for these destinations on travelers who are sexually normal.

Families tend to buy more tickets than homosexuals, who are more likely to travel alone or in pairs. But with moonbattery ascendant, politically correct pandering takes priority over sound business strategy, so gays appear to be the airline's target demographic.

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I'll wish that Alaska Airlines were as family-friendly as they try to appear.

On a tip from Bill.



November 29, 2007

Canadian Beer Drinkers Menace Biosphere

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:23 PM

Canadian taxpayers have financed a study that reveals inefficient "beer fridges" to be yet another cause of the imaginary climate change crisis. As British environmental consultant Joanna Yarrow piously chides:

People need to understand the impact of their lifestyles. Clearly the environmental implications of having a frivolous luxury like a beer fridge are not hitting home. This research helps inform people — let's hope it has an effect.

The study's lead researcher Denise Young of the University of Alberta suggests the authorities hold buy-backs of aging secondary refrigerators (inevitably financed once again by the long-suffering taxpayers). Another option is simply to confiscate any refrigerators that aren't new enough to suit bureauweenies. Property rights are a small price to pay for rescuing the polar bears.

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Canadian beer drinkers, via Professor Wagstaff.

On a tip from Bill.



Seattle Times: Opposing Shrillary Is "Misogynistic"

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:56 AM

The moonbats at AFP aren't the only ones appalled that Hillary Clinton has been subjected to criticism. The Seattle Times screeches that Shrillary "is facing an onslaught of open misogynistic expression."

In part this is the fault of "several thousand years of phallocentric history," but the freedom of expression allowed by the blogosphere is also held accountable.

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, an ivory tower moonbat from UPenn, went searching the Internet for racial invective directed at B. Hussein Obambi. She couldn't find any, but discovered that the poor shrinking violent Shrillary has been oppressed by all sorts of "raw sexism."

However, the worst example cited is a woman asking John McCain, "How do we beat the bitch?" Since it wasn't a CNN debate, the question wasn't necessarily planted. Yet it was such a big deal that video of the occurrence has been viewed almost a million times on YouTube, as if McCain himself had used the language, and as if calling a notoriously nasty woman a "bitch" were somehow a slur against all women.

Against Hillary Clinton offers a few examples of why someone might call Shrillary a bitch:

"Where is the G-damn fking flag? I want the G-damn fking flag up every fking morning at fking sunrise."
(From the book "Inside The White House" by Ronald Kessler, p. 244 - Hillary to the staff at the Arkansas Governor's mansion on Labor Day, 1991)
"Fk off! It's enough that I have to see you shit-kickers every day, I'm not going to talk to you too!! Just do your Gdamn job and keep your mouth shut."
(From the book "American Evita" by Christopher Anderson, p. 90 - Hillary to her State Trooper bodyguards after one of them greeted her with "Good morning."
"If you want to remain on this detail, get your f*king ass over here and grab those bags!"
(From the book "The First Partner" p. 259 - Hillary to a Secret Service Agent who was reluctant to carry her luggage because he wanted to keep his hands free in case of an incident.)
"Where's the miserable c*ck sucker?"
(From the book "The Truth About Hillary" by Edward Klein, p. 5 - Hillary shouting at a Secret Service officer)
"Put this on the ground! I left my sunglasses in the limo. I need those sunglasses. We need to go back!"
(From the book "Dereliction of Duty" p. 71-72 - Hillary to Marine One helicopter pilot to turn back while en route to Air Force One.)
"Stay the fk back, stay the fk away from me! Don't come within ten yards of me, or else! Just fking do as I say, Okay!!!?"
(From the book "Unlimited Access", by Clinton FBI Agent in Charge, Gary Aldrige, p. 139 - Hillary screaming at her Secret Service detail.)
"You know, I'm going to start thanking the woman who cleans the restroom in the building I work in. I'm going to start thinking of her as a human being."
-Hillary Clinton
(From the book "The Case Against Hillary Clinton" by Peggy Noonan, p. 55)

The purpose of the Seattle Times piece was clearly to shore up the female vote by casting Shrillary as a woman put upon by male chauvinist pigs, as ham-handedly revealed in a quote by Jamieson:

This has the potential to push a lot of moderate Republican women toward her.

Apparently MSM Clintonoids are counting on women not to realize that along with Shrillary, they would be returning to the White House the ultimate cad, who has been habitually molesting women for decades and probably raped Juanita Broaddrick.

hillary_bitch.jpg   She's a bitch, all right. Does that mean I don't like women?



The Multifarious Toll of Global Warming

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:02 AM

British engineering professor Dr. John Brignell runs a site called Number Watch, which he describes as

All about the scares, scams, junk, panics, and flummery cooked up by the media, politicians, bureaucrats, so-called scientists and others who try to confuse you with wrong numbers.

He's compiling a list of all the baleful effects the media has ascribed to global warming, each linked to a source. Surprisingly, our alleged 0.006°C per year temperature rise hasn't been linked to bad breath or hemorrhoids. But it has been blamed for the following:

Agricultural land increase, Africa devastated, African aid threatened, Africa hit hardest, air pressure changes, Alaska reshaped, allergies increase, Alps melting, Amazon a desert, American dream end, amphibians breeding earlier (or not), ancient forests dramatically changed, animals head for the hills, Antarctic grass flourishes, anxiety, algal blooms, archaeological sites threatened, Arctic bogs melt, Arctic in bloom, Arctic lakes disappear, asthma, Atlantic less salty, Atlantic more salty, atmospheric defiance, atmospheric circulation modified, attack of the killer jellyfish, avalanches reduced, avalanches increased, bananas destroyed, bananas grow, beetle infestation, bet for $10,000, better beer, big melt faster, billion dollar research projects, billions of deaths, bird distributions change, bird visitors drop, birds return early, blackbirds stop singing, blizzards, blue mussels return, bluetongue, boredom, bridge collapse (Minneapolis), Britain Siberian, British gardens change, brothels struggle, bubonic plague, budget increases, Buddhist temple threatened, building collapse, building season extension, bushfires, business opportunities, business risks, butterflies move north, cancer deaths in England, cardiac arrest, caterpillar biomass shift, challenges and opportunities, childhood insomnia, Cholera, circumcision in decline, cirrus disappearance, civil unrest, cloud increase, cloud stripping, cockroach migration, cod go south, cold climate creatures survive, cold spells (Australia), computer models, conferences, coral bleaching, coral reefs dying, coral reefs grow, coral reefs shrink , cold spells, cost of trillions, cougar attacks, cremation to end, crime increase, crocodile sex, crumbling roads, buildings and sewage systems, cyclones (Australia), damages equivalent to $200 billion, Darfur, Dartford Warbler plague, death rate increase (US), Dengue hemorrhagic fever, dermatitis, desert advance, desert life threatened, desert retreat, destruction of the environment, diarrhoea, disappearance of coastal cities, diseases move north, Dolomites collapse, drought, drowning people, ducks and geese decline, dust bowl in the corn belt, early marriages, early spring, earlier pollen season, Earth biodiversity crisis, Earth dying, Earth even hotter, Earth light dimming, Earth lopsided, Earth melting, Earth morbid fever, Earth on fast track, Earth past point of no return, Earth slowing down, Earth spinning out of control, Earth spins faster, Earth to explode, earth upside down, Earth wobbling, earthquakes, El Niño intensification, erosion, emerging infections, encephalitis, equality threatened, Europe simultaneously baking and freezing, evolution accelerating, expansion of university climate groups, extinctions (human, civilisation, logic, Inuit, smallest butterfly, cod, ladybirds, bats, pandas, pikas, polar bears, pigmy possums, gorillas, koalas, walrus, whales, frogs, toads, turtles, orang-utan, elephants, tigers, plants, salmon, trout, wild flowers, woodlice, penguins, a million species, half of all animal and plant species, not polar bears, barrier reef, leaches), experts muzzled, extreme changes to California, fading fall foliage, famine, farmers go under, fashion disaster, fever,figurehead sacked, fir cone bonanza, fish catches drop, fish catches rise, fish stocks at risk, fish stocks decline, five million illnesses, flesh eating disease, flood patterns change, floods, floods of beaches and cities, Florida economic decline, food poisoning, food prices rise, food security threat (SA), footpath erosion, forest decline, forest expansion, frostbite, frosts, fungi fruitful, fungi invasion, games change, Garden of Eden wilts, genetic diversity decline, gene pools slashed, gingerbread houses collapse, glacial earthquakes, glacial retreat, glacial growth, glacier wrapped, global cooling, global dimming, glowing clouds, god melts, golf Masters wrecked, Gore omnipresence, grandstanding, grasslands wetter, Great Barrier Reef 95% dead, Great Lakes drop, greening of the North, Grey whales lose weight, Gulf Stream failure, habitat loss, Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, harvest increase, harvest shrinkage, hay fever epidemic, hazardous waste sites breached, health of children harmed, heart disease, heart attacks and strokes (Australia), heat waves, hibernation ends too soon, hibernation ends too late, homeless 50 million, hornets, high court debates, human development faces unprecedented reversal, human fertility reduced, human health improvement, human health risk, hurricanes, hurricane reduction, hydropower problems, hyperthermia deaths, ice sheet growth, ice sheet shrinkage, illness and death, inclement weather, infrastructure failure (Canada), Inuit displacement, Inuit poisoned, Inuit suing, industry threatened, infectious diseases, inflation in China, insurance premium rises, invasion of cats, invasion of herons, invasion of midges, island disappears, islands sinking, itchier poison ivy, jellyfish explosion, Kew Gardens taxed, kitten boom, krill decline, lake and stream productivity decline, lake shrinking and growing, landslides, landslides of ice at 140 mph, lawsuits increase, lawsuit successful, lawyers' income increased (surprise surprise!), lightning related insurance claims, little response in the atmosphere, lush growth in rain forests, Lyme disease, Malaria, malnutrition, mammoth dung melt, Maple syrup shortage, marine diseases, marine food chain decimated, marine dead zone, Meaching (end of the world), megacryometeors, Melanoma, methane emissions from plants, methane burps, melting permafrost, Middle Kingdom convulses, migration, migration difficult (birds), microbes to decompose soil carbon more rapidly, monkeys on the move, Mont Blanc grows, monuments imperiled, more bad air days, more research needed, mountain (Everest) shrinking, mountains break up, mountains taller, mortality lower, mudslides, National security implications, new islands, next ice age, Nile delta damaged, no effect in India, Northwest Passage opened, nuclear plants bloom, oaks move north, ocean acidification, ocean waves speed up, opera house to be destroyed, outdoor hockey threatened, oyster diseases, ozone loss, ozone repair slowed, ozone rise, Pacific dead zone, personal carbon rationing, pest outbreaks, pests increase, phenology shifts, plankton blooms, plankton destabilised, plankton loss, plant viruses, plants march north, polar bears aggressive, polar bears cannibalistic, polar bears drowning, polar bears starve, polar tours scrapped, porpoise astray, profits collapse, psychosocial disturbances, puffin decline, railroad tracks deformed, rainfall increase, rainfall reduction, rape wave, refugees, reindeer larger, release of ancient frozen viruses, resorts disappear, rice threatened, rice yields crash, riches, rift on Capitol Hill, rioting and nuclear war, rivers dry up, river flow impacted, rivers raised, roads wear out, rockfalls, rocky peaks crack apart, roof of the world a desert, Ross river disease, ruins ruined, salinity reduction, salinity increase, Salmonella, salmon stronger, satellites accelerate, school closures, sea level rise, sea level rise faster, seals mating more, sewer bills rise, sex change, sharks booming, sharks moving north, sheep shrink, shop closures, shrinking ponds, shrinking shrine, ski resorts threatened, slow death, smaller brains, smog, snowfall increase, snowfall heavy, snowfall reduction, societal collapse, songbirds change eating habits, sour grapes, space problem, spiders invade Scotland, squid population explosion, squirrels reproduce earlier, spectacular orchids, stormwater drains stressed, street crime to increase, suicide, taxes, tectonic plate movement, teenage drinking, terrorism, threat to peace, ticks move northward (Sweden), tides rise, tourism increase, trade barriers, trade winds weakened, tree beetle attacks, tree foliage increase (UK), tree growth slowed, trees could return to Antarctic, trees in trouble, trees less colourful, trees more colourful, trees lush, tropics expansion, tropopause raised, tsunamis, turtles crash, turtles lay earlier, UK Katrina, Vampire moths, Venice flooded, volcanic eruptions, walrus displaced, walrus pups orphaned, war, wars over water, wars threaten billions, water bills double, water supply unreliability, water scarcity (20% of increase), water stress, weather out of its mind, weather patterns awry, weeds, Western aid cancelled out, West Nile fever, whales move north, wheat yields crushed in Australia, white Christmas dream ends, wildfires, wind shift, wind reduced, wine - harm to Australian industry, wine industry damage (California), wine industry disaster (US), wine - more English, wine -German boon, wine - no more French , winters in Britain colder, wolves eat more moose, wolves eat less, workers laid off, World bankruptcy, World in crisis, World in flames, Yellow fever.

Brignell has left out the most malign effect of all: our being subjected to an endless barrage of sanctimonious rhetoric from hypocritical frauds like the Goracle.

Hat tip: American Thinker.



Missouri Compromise

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:31 AM

Take heart, moonbats. One complaint from a Jewish faculty member is all it took to get a Christmas tree removed from the lobby of Missouri State University's Strong Hall.

Now for the bad news: as if devoid of sensitivity to those who hate Christmas, educrats are putting the tree back up! They've decided the tree is permissible so long as there are no Christian decorations, as if the very name Christmas tree weren't enough to wreak theocratic oppression on the Grinches of the world.

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The Grinch is appalled.



More Debate Shenanigans

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:13 AM

What a coincidence:

The retired general who asked about gays and lesbians serving in the military at the CNN/YouTube Republican debate on Wednesday is a co-chairman of Hillary Rodham Clinton's National Military Veterans group.
Retired Brig. Gen. Keith H. Kerr was named a co-chairman of the group this month, according to a campaign press release.
He was also active in John F. Kerry's 2004 campaign for president.
Kerr asked candidates "why you think that American men and women in uniform are not professional enough to serve with gays and lesbians."

Claims CNN senior vice president David Bohrman, executive producer of the debate:

We regret this and apologize to the Republican candidates. We never would have used the general's question had we known that he was connected to any presidential candidate.

According to Joe Scarborough, it's "total crap" that CNN didn't know Kerr was affiliated with the Clinton campaign. Other questionable questioners include a Breck Girl supporter, a Barack Hussein Obambi supporter, and a prominent union activist.

This certainly wouldn't be the first time a question was planted — either by Shrillary or by CNN.

The debates are so staged and tiresome, people are liable to stop watching altogether unless CNN perks them up a little, maybe by allowing the candidates to compete for cash prizes. Is Vanna White still around? Or better still, they could take a Fear Factor approach; I'm sure Dennis Kucinich wouldn't mind eating a cockroach or two… Oh that's right, he's a vegan.

Kerr followed up his question by denouncing the current "don't ask, don't tell" policy that the candidates had defended. Ironically, this policy was instituted during the Clinton Administration. But given Shrillary's slavish pandering to homosexuals, a future Clinton Administration would probably have our troops wearing pink uniforms and training in a bathhouse.

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Keith Kerr, Shrillary's gay plant.



Seattle Mayor Terrifies Children with Global Warming Lies

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:29 AM

Seattle Mayor Gregory Nickels is exploiting even Christmas as an opportunity to shove the global warming hoax down the throats of children innocent enough to swallow it. At Seattle's tree-lighting ceremony, he frightened kids by telling them that Santa's home is melting because of their video games, before handing them highly toxic (but politically correct) compact fluorescent light bulbs.

The Washington Policy Center counters Nickels the Grinch with news that Santa is safe from the imaginary climate change crisis:

A study released earlier this month by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and led by a UW expert found that natural, cyclical factors were the likely cause of changes in the ice pack. Further, there have been recent indications that the trend in Arctic ice pack may be changing or unrelated to man-made greenhouse gases.
University of Washington researcher James Morison commented in the JPL press release that, "Our study confirms many changes seen in upper Arctic Ocean circulation in the 1990s were mostly decadal in nature, rather than trends caused by global warming."
"Ho, ho, ho! It is good to know that I will be safe at the North Pole for many years to come," said a jolly Father Christmas. […]
Santa was also pleased to hear that, despite Al Gore's claims to the contrary, ice at the South Pole is actually increasing, leaving options for relocation open.

If greenhouse gases really were a threat to the North Pole, Santa's own reindeer would be the culprits:

According to the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, the methane (a powerful greenhouse gas) released from one moose each year can equal the carbon footprint of a car traveling more than 8,000 miles. Moose and reindeer are both members of the Odocoilinae family. With eight reindeer, Rudolph and their associated families, Santa's team may be emitting more greenhouse gases than the Mayor's SUV and Al Gore's home combined.

Considering that the power bill at just one of the Goracle's numerous homes came to nearly $30,000 last year, that's quite a lot of gases — though not as much as global warming gasbags like Nickels have been emitting from their mouths.

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Greg "the Grinch" Nickels, global warming gasbag.

On a tip from Scott.



Bill Clinton Caught in Yet Another Lie

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:48 AM

Via Sweetness & Light, here's a little background on Bill Clinton's outrageously false but politically expedient claim that he opposed invading Iraq from the beginning. Here he is back in 1998, while facing impeachment for the various felonies he committed while in office:

This was of course long before W had a chance to mislead Shrillary into voting in favor of the invasion.

If the Surge continues to work, watch for the Clintons to flip again, and use this footage as proof that they supported the mission from the beginning.

On a tip from Scott.



Shrillary Nutcracker

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:26 AM

Here's a gift idea for the libs on your list, via Free Republic:

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Entertainment in Workers' Paradise

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:11 AM

Who says there's nothing to do in Kim Jong-Il's workers' paradise other than collect grass to make soup? Last month, a factory chief was shot by firing squad in front of 150,000 stadium spectators for making international phone calls.

Having been reduced to cattle by generations of Stalinism, the audience stampeded on their way out of the stadium, resulting in six deaths and 34 injuries.

North Koreans who want even more excitement can try sneaking out of the country. Careful: it means torture if you get caught.

On a tip from Dave.



November 28, 2007

Morrissey Notices Islamic Conquest

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:07 PM

Morrissey, who croons songs like "Meat Is Murder" and "America Is Not the World," is sometimes derided as a metrosexual nancy boy. But his fellow moonbats are probably calling him even worse, now that he seems to have acknowledged the ongoing Islamic conquest of Britain.

He told NME that "England is a memory now" due to an "immigration explosion," and that "the higher the influx into England the more the British identity disappears."

Naturally anyone who admits to these obvious and tragic realities will be denounced as a "racist," so Morrisissy hastily added in a follow-up interview:

I find racism very silly. Almost too silly to discuss. It's beyond reason. And makes no sense and is ludicrous.

Too late; given the nature of his fan base, he's put his foot down his throat by suggesting that England should be defended rather than displaced.

Sniffed one of his fans on a message board:

It's totally out of order. Morrissey sounds like a Tory MP these days. It's a disgrace. I'll think twice about buying his next album.

It's not the first time he's sinned. Once he even appeared on stage wrapped in a Union Jack.

Morrissey.jpg   Even sissies can love England — though Morrissey now lives in Italy.

On a tip from Ian from the EUSSR.



Puff Piece Warns of Hillary Haters

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:28 PM

I wonder who the libs at AFP are pulling for:

Prowling the Internet, spilling venom on blogs and dominating the airwaves on conservative talk radio, "Hillary haters" are back and out in force as 2008 presidential nominating contests loom.
Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is sparking the same waves of vitriol in the conservative echo chamber that burst forth during her husband Bill Clinton's eight years in the White House.

Not to worry, moonbats; Hillary can handle it:

Clinton, a veteran of the fiercely partisan war raging through US politics, has in the past lambasted the "vast right-wing conspiracy" targeting her and her husband.
But the fierce attacks against her may amount to a back-handed compliment — testimony to a hardnosed, highly competent campaign, and a formidable politician.

AFP had better hurry up or they'll miss the scoop on the Bush haters who have been out in force for the last eight years.

pensive_shrillary.jpg   The actual picture AFP used in their puff piece. The original caption keeps on denouncing the "conservative echo chamber," but I've got a better one:

Shrillary — bold, yet circumspect; certain, yet thoughtful; touchingly vulnerable, yet firmly presidential; noble in her countenance, yet… where's my Dramamine?

On a tip from V the K.



Government Bureaucracy Engulfs Outdoor Play

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:00 PM

Great news for bureauweenies:

The government bureaucracy just got a little bigger: The latest addition is something called the National Center for Physical Development and Outdoor Play.
It's part of a new effort by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to "coordinate and expand" the government's existing efforts to prevent childhood obesity.
First Lady Laura Bush made the announcement on Tuesday at a national health promotion summit in Washington.

Mrs. Bush proudly announced that this new National Center

will help Head Start programs across the country evaluate their playgrounds and their outdoor play spaces, and educate children and families about the importance of healthy food and physical activity.

When I was a kid, my mom would turn off the TV and shoo us outside for some fresh air and exercise. Those were the hard old days, before the Federal Government had taken over this onerous responsibility.

This is what we get from Republicans. President Shrillary will probably demand we finance the National Center for the Daily Flossing of Teeth.

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Children play outside. Good work, Washington!



La Times: Romney Is Too Normal

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:22 AM

Politics aside, Mitt Romney will have a hard time getting the moonbat vote. As the Los Angeles Times complains, the guy is too normal:

By central-casting standards, the former Massachusetts governor is the perfect presidential specimen — a comforting throwback to the 1950s, when nobody got divorced (they fell in love in high school and that was it), mothers stayed at home (he dubbed Ann the Romney CFO — chief family officer) and the greatest parental challenge was making the boys practice their piano (Ann used to pinch their necks).
But as his campaign picks up speed in a wide-open GOP field, Romney comes face to handsome face with an unusual challenge: Can a candidate appear too perfect? It's a question that modern American voters, fed a steady diet of infidelity, divorce, pot smoking, high-class call girls and foil-wrapped cash stashed in freezers, have not had to ponder in a long time.

Romney's campaign defends him from charges of being too wholesome by pointing out that he has a brother and a sister who are divorced. But that hardly holds up against being married to multiple felon and former Rapist in Chief Bill Clinton.

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Maybe a new outfit would enhance Romney's appeal to moonbats.

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



Madonna Incurs Wrath of Fellow Moonbats

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:24 AM

Animal rights militants are horrified that Madonna has dyed her sheep various Day-Glo colors for a Vogue magazine photo shoot at her English country estate.

The dye is said to be harmless and temporary. However, as the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals screeches, what if others were to emulate her, but use the wrong dye on their sheep?

At last even moonbats have figured out that Madonna sets an awful example.

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Even Madonna's sheep are tasteless.

On a tip from nanc.



Clinton Flunky Resorts to Hysterical Lies

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:10 AM

Clinton spinner Mark Penn dug himself into a ridiculous hole while trying to discredit a Zogby poll showing the top five Republican candidates all beating Shrillary (video, via NewsBusters).

Penn's claim that this was the first time Zogby had done an online poll is particularly absurd considering that Penn's company has been requesting the results of their online polls for years. As Zogby Director of Communications Fritz Wenzel points out:

What is interesting is that no other campaign has made as many requests for Zogby polling data over the years than Penn has made on behalf of Clinton.

There is a line between spinning desperately and telling hysterical lies. Penn plunged across it.

Mark_Penn.jpg   Is he trying to hide crossed fingers? Flunky Mark Penn demonstrates a classic Clintonoid regard for the truth.

On a tip from Charles.



Religion of Peaceniks Shoot Police in France

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:43 AM

Muslim hooligans continue to riot in France, but there's a slight difference from the campaign that began in the fall of 2005: now the "youths" (MSMese for thugs from predominantly Muslim ghettoes) are using not only Molotov cocktails, but guns.

In addition to burning cars, libraries in Toulouse and Villiers-le-Bel, and a nursery school, Islamic colonists drove burning cars into buildings and managed to injure 82 police officers Monday night alone — some of them with shotguns.

Back in 2005, Nicolas Sarkozy made the media gasp by pointing out that the rioters are "scum." Now that he's the president, we'll hopefully see an improvement on Jacques Chirac's pathetic attempts to pander to France's increasingly violent enemy within.

Meanwhile, the media bleats about how the poor "Arabs, blacks and other minorities live largely isolated from the rest of society" in the massive housing projects where they indolently fester at taxpayer expense — all the while scrupulously avoiding the word "Muslim," lest anyone realize that France is experiencing another intifada.

Intifada in Villiers-le-Bel.

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin, on tips from Cheetah and Scott.



MSM Libs Lose Interest in Peace Summits

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:59 AM

When does a liberal ever disapprove of diplomatic jawboning with Middle Eastern terrorists? When a Republican president is behind it.

W has actually managed to get the terrorist Syrian regime to show up at the conference table with Israel. It won't do any good, but could it do any harm? NBC's Matt Lauer thinks so. Here he is on the Today show (video):

[D]oesn't history show us that when something like this, an event like this, a summit, comes up empty, doesn't the region become more volatile in the wake of that summit than it was even going into that summit?

Fellow liberal spinmeister Tim Russert happily agreed:

That has happened in the past; you're absolutely right.

Then why bother with peace summits in the first place? One reason: so Lauer, Russert, et al. don't accuse Bush of not being "engaged."

Hat tip: NewsBusters, on a tip from Cheetah.



Moonbats Push Unsightly Clotheslines

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:25 AM

Now that we're required to regard carbon dioxide — the stuff that comes out of our mouths when we breathe — as a deadly toxin, lifestyle changes need to be made. Time magazine wants us to hang our clothes out on laundry lines to get crapped on by birds instead of sticking them in the drier. This will please Gaia, and she will reward us with more propitious weather.

After clothes driers, the moonbat media will go after dishwashers, then vacuum cleaners, then refrigerators, etc. When they've made us revert to the 19th century, they'll push us back farther still with complaints that our fireplaces release dreaded CO2.

Our houses themselves are no doubt offenses to Gaia, made as they are of the flesh of murdered trees. Teepees might make an environmentally sustainable alternative, except they mustn't be made from the skin of slaughtered animals. Vinyl teepees would do a better job of keeping out the rain anyway, but would involve environmentally damaging manufacturing processes.

Best if we climbed back into the trees. But that might disturb the habitat of squirrels. Maybe if we burrowed holes in the ground, we could avoid offending Gaia. But what of the poor earthworms, who after all were there first?

Where it will all lead us, only our enlightened superiors at Time magazine know.

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The next step backwards in domestic development.

On a tip from Scott.



Trash Day

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:51 AM

A friendly reminder: if this is collection day in your neighborhood, don't forget to take the trash out.

olympia_moonbat.jpgA moonbat trying to block the movement of military equipment in Olympia is dragged out of the way after receiving a well-deserved dose of pepper spray.

Via Free Republic, on a tip from Cheetah.



Even Sesame Street Was Politically Incorrect

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:38 AM

It's not easy keeping up with political correctness, which demands that all people at all times be judged by up-to-the-minute ideological orthodoxy. Even early episodes of PBS's Sesame Street are now deemed so un-PC that their release on DVD has been accompanied by warning labels.

Objectionable content in the first two years includes a predominance of grumpy characters, Ernie's and Bert's dismal basement apartment, Cookie Monster's overindulgence in non-nutritious cookies, a lonely girl being befriended by an older male stranger, an excessive number of rural scenes inappropriate to the "target child" (a "4-year-old inner-city black youngster"), Big Bird's hallucinations, and the Cookie Monster not only smoking but even eating a pipe while playing Alistair Cookie, host of "Monsterpiece Theater."

Consequently, volumes 1 and 2 carry the warning:

These early "Sesame Street" episodes are intended for grown-ups, and may not suit the needs of today's preschool child.

At least those first two volumes escaped going down the memory hole.

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Cookie Monster should have been eating organically grown celery.

On a tip from Mjolnir.



November 27, 2007

Rosie Plays Rosie

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:14 PM

In case anyone is disappointed that MSNBC was unable to land Rosie O'Donnell as a news commentator, here's a little something to tide you over until she's offered the helicopter ride to work she requires:

Like John Wayne, Rosie the actress specializes in playing herself. Too bad this video doesn't show her explaining that President Bush must have blown up the World Trade Center, since fire can't melt steel.

On a tip from V the K.



Massachusetts May Ban Spanking

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:38 PM

Prepare yourself for a generation of moonbats even more inclined to behave as if they were never disciplined as children. Massachusetts is considering following the lead of several European countries by making it illegal for parents to spank their kids.

Needless to say, actually injuring children is already illegal. But some nanny-staters believe we should not even be permitted to swat the behind of a misbehaving child.

If you're taken aback by the sheer arrogance of these seat-warmers presuming to dictate how you should raise your kids, keep in mind that from bureauweenies' point of view, they are the children's parents, not you — and they're your parents too.

Apparently some liberals believe that a slapped fanny constitutes child abuse. Speaking of which, here's a step-by-step description of the procedure they euphemistically refer to as "dilation and extraction" — aka, partial-birth abortion:

  • Guided by ultrasound, the abortionist grabs the baby's leg with forceps.
  • The baby's leg is pulled out into the birth canal.
  • The abortionist delivers the baby's entire body, except for the head.
  • The abortionist jams scissors into the baby's skull. The scissors are then opened to enlarge the hole.
  • The scissors are removed and a suction catheter is inserted. The child's brains are sucked out, causing the skull to collapse. The dead baby is then removed.

Now that's what I call child abuse — though the sort of moonbats who would outlaw spanking often call it "choice."

animationpbaa.gif   Maybe they think a spanking ban would make up for this.

On tips from Robert and John.



Pelousy Teams Up with Failed General for American Defeat

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:26 AM

Having invested so heavily in American defeat in Iraq, Democrats are getting worried by the overwhelming success of the Surge. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has gone so far as to form an alliance with retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez. WaPo reports:

Other senior military figures have turned on the White House, but none as senior as Sanchez, whose command of coalition forces in Iraq in 2003 and 2004 coincided with an explosion of violence, the emergence of a brutal insurgency and a prison-abuse scandal that still haunts the war effort.

It looks like having to watch Petraeus succeed where he had failed miserably has driven a bitter Sanchez into the arms of the Defeatocrats. On Saturday he delivered the Dems' weekly radio address, denouncing the Bush Administration's Iraq policy and praising Democrat calls for surrender to al-Qaeda.

Even left-leaning WaPo doesn't like the smell:

For Democratic leaders, Sanchez's address has been a triumph, covered by the media nationwide. It interrupted a stream of stories about declining violence, which had stalled efforts to force a shift of war policy.
But for critics of the war and of Sanchez's command, the radio address was curious. Andrew Bacevich, who was an Army officer in the Vietnam War and now teaches at Boston University, said Sanchez fundamentally misunderstood the nature of the conflict he faced. Sanchez's troops employed "kick-down-the-door" tactics that hardened resistance to the U.S. occupation, and helped turn an insurgency in its infancy into a guerrilla war spinning out of control, he said.
"Why he has chosen all of a sudden to attempt to return to public attention, and why he would do it in an overtly partisan way, frankly baffles me," said Bacevich, whose son was killed in Iraq. "And why the Democratic leadership would say, 'Yes, this is the guy who is going to deliver our message' is just baffling. He is a largely discredited figure."

But then, so is Pelousy, who recruited him for the address. As democracy gets the upper hand over Islamofascism, desperate times call for desperate measures.

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Pelosi's new playmate, Ricardo Sanchez.

On a tip from Charles.



Dems Divert Vet Benefits to Foreigners

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:58 AM

The new Democrat-controlled Congress's jarringly low approval rating isn't hard to understand, in light of abominations like the Filipino Veterans Equity Act of 2007 (H.R. 760). As revealed by Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH), this outrage promises to

provide full veterans' status to World War II era Filipino soldiers and even their survivors.
This would include pay for service related disabilities, survivor pay for service-connected deaths, as well as pensions and death benefits.
Those who are living in the Philippines, and are not U.S. citizens, would receive $6,000 to $8,400. Low-income widows would receive $3,600.
[…] VA Committee Chairman Bob Filner, D-Calif., was determined to pass the Filipino Veterans Equity Act. When the exchanges between the chairman and ranking member (and former chairman) Steve Buyer, R-Ind., became too heated, Filner ordered a recess to plot strategy with the Democratic majority.
The measure passed on a straight party-line vote and Filner refused to recognize any additional Republican amendments.

Kudos to Filipino vets for fighting the imperial Japanese, but they were fighting for their own country, not ours. What's next: making the entire planet eligible for Social Security benefits?

You might wonder how the Dems plan to pay for their extravagant largesse. Here's how:

Democrats on the Veterans Committee voted to save nearly $1 billion by eliminating a $2,200 special monthly payment to veterans who are less than 100 percent disabled, but 60 percent or greater disabled.

That is, they have decided to take money from American vets to give to vets of another country. It looks like Democrats do support the troops — just not our troops.

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At least Rep. Bob Filner (D-CA) supports somebody's troops.

On a tip from Bill.



Atheist Sunday School

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:00 AM

The universities and hospitals bequeathed to us by Christians aren't enough for secular progressives — now they're even taking over Sunday school.

The Humanist Community Center in Palo Alto, California, offers atheist Sunday school, so that the offspring of local moonbats can learn liberal "values" — presumably including the sanctity of abortion, the nobility of homosexuality, and the iniquity of Christians, Caucasians, and America.

Similar programs are planned for Phoenix, Albuquerque, and Portland, Oregon. Atheists even have special sleepaway camps, where they probably don't have to worry about discrimination against homosexual councilors taking their little boys out into the woods.

One proud parent realized her child needed atheist summer camp after a neighbor showed the tike a Bible:

Damian was quite certain this guy was right and was telling him this amazing truth that I had never shared.

Not to worry: with the proper instruction, Damian will grow up understanding that human life is a random accident with no moral significance, and the universe is a vacuum devoid of meaning that created itself for no particular reason.

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Instilling nihilism in the kids they didn't get around to aborting.

On a tip from Scott.



Moonbats Go After Ann Coulter's Home

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:16 AM

Not satisfied to throw food at her when she gives speeches on college campuses, hostile liberals have been going after Ann Coulter in her Palm Beach, Florida home, requiring her to have her address removed from public records.

So far there's been nothing life-threatening: just derogatory phone messages, nasty greeting cards delivered to her mailbox by hand, and some kook standing in the vacant lot next door, yelling obscenities at her house and then running away.

Moonbats are easily identified by their level of maturity.

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Moonbats might want to think twice about going after Ann in her home.



Global Warming Psychosis

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:52 AM

Believing in the ballyhooed climate change crisis requires a disassociation from factual reality that can only be called psychotic. From Telegraph.co.uk:

On the one hand we have the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change coming up with yet another of its notoriously politicised reports, hyping up the scare by claiming that world surface temperatures have been higher in 11 of the past 12 years (1995–2006) than ever previously recorded.
This carefully ignores the latest US satellite figures showing temperatures having fallen since 1998, declining in 2007 to a 1983 level — not to mention the newly revised figures for US surface temperatures showing that the 1930s had four of the 10 warmest years of the past century, with the hottest year of all being not 1998, as was previously claimed, but 1934.

The bill for indulging in this craziness is coming due in Britain:

Few people have yet really taken on board the mind-blowing scale of all the "planet-saving" measures to which we are now committed by the European Union.
By 2020 we will have to generate 20 per cent of our electricity from "renewables". At present the figure is four per cent (most of it generated by hydro-electric schemes and methane gas from landfill).
As Whitehall officials privately briefed ministers in August, there is no way Britain can begin to meet such a fanciful target (even if the Government manages to ram through another 30,000 largely useless wind turbines).
Another EU directive commits us to deriving 10 per cent of our transport fuel from "biofuels" by 2020. This would take up pretty well all the farmland we currently use to grow food (at a time when world grain prices have doubled in six months and we are already face a global food shortage).

The best metaphor for Western Civilization imposing the global warming hoax on itself at the height of its economic success would be lying in a nice warm bath and slitting your wrists out of sheer lunacy.

newsweek-global-warming.jpg   Damned straight it's a hoax — and pretending it's real is becoming increasingly insane.



Pro-Abortion Hordes Infest New York City

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:26 AM

Sorry to inflict this so soon after breakfast, but via Free Republic, here are a few shots of a recent NYC rally in support of the most sacred rite in liberalism: abortion.

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Best not to think about how moonbats get in a position to want an abortion.

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It may feel as big as a church, but it's probably just a nest of roaches.

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Check out the pentagram. Satanists for abortion figures, doesn't it?

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Moonbats offer their friendly greetings.

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Having to apologize for killing your kids constitutes oppression.

Although they're actually motivated by hedonistic selfishness, you could almost give these freakazoids credit for being noble enough not to want to inflict more of their kind on society. If their own mothers had exercised the same "choice," the streets wouldn't be clotted up with moonbats.

But murder is still murder.

On a tip from Cheetah.



November 26, 2007

Dead End Street

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:16 PM

CNS News reports on the sad decline of Philadelphia Mayor John Street, who was elected on a family-friendly platform, allegedly rooted in his faith as a Seventh-Day Adventist. From the church's website:

Marriage was divinely established in Eden and affirmed by Jesus Christ to be both monogamous and heterosexual, a lifelong union of loving companionship between a man and a woman. […]
Throughout Scripture, the heterosexual union in marriage is elevated as a symbol of the bond between Deity and humanity. […] The harmonious affiliation of a man and a woman in marriage provides a microcosm of social unity that is time-honored as a core ingredient of stable societies.
The monogamous union in marriage of a man and a woman is affirmed as the divinely ordained foundation of the family and social life and the only morally appropriate locus of genital or related intimate sexual expression. […]
To this biblical view of marriage the Seventh-day Adventist Church adheres without reservation, believing that any lowering of this high view is to that extent a lowering of the heavenly ideal.

However, none of this prevented Street from presiding over a legally meaningless "marriage" ceremony between two homosexuals on Saturday.

Nor did it stop him from reneging on an agreement the city made with the Boy Scouts in 1928 to let them use a half-acre piece of property "in perpetuity." Now they have to come up with $200,000 or vacate their new headquarters — all because they aren't depraved enough to welcome homosexual scoutmasters. If they were, it would in all probability lead to the molestation of children, just as the prevalence of homosexual priests has in the Catholic church — a stark reminder of the perils of straying from core values.

Evidently Street did hold coherent values in the past, but power corrupts — just ask David Souter, who became a leftist after being appointed to the Supreme Court by a Republican.

Fortunately Street is on his way out. Too bad we can't say the same about Souter.

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Street indicates the direction he has taken Philadelphia.

On a tip from Bill.



Politically Correct Christmas Trees

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:51 PM

Here's some good news. Provided it doesn't have a star on top, even a Christmas tree can be politically correct:

Christmas tree growers have been pushing the environmental benefits of fresh trees over artificial trees for a number of years. Now a handful of Oregon growers have created a system to help consumers identify trees grown under certain environmental standards. […]
To pass muster, a farm must be inspected to ensure that it meets certain standards for managing wetlands, nutrients and pests. Water and soil conservation measures are reviewed, and biodiversity and worker safety are also considered.
The trees are not organically grown, but the coalition says the measures help mitigate some of the environmental dangers of Christmas tree farming, such as excessive use of pesticides and contribution to erosion.

There's not much you can't greenwash, with a little imagination — which explains why industries have shortsightedly played along with the global warming hoax, despite the threat it poses to their long-term interests.

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Before buying a tree, moonbats should make sure biodiversity was given due consideration.

On a tip from Bill.



Moonbats Move to Ban Pickups and SUVs

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:02 PM

The Ninth Circus Court of Appeals has teamed up with several states and envirowacko activist groups to ban pickups and SUVs.

Congress passed misguided legislation during the Arab oil embargo a generation ago banning cars that don't meet certain gas mileage requirements. Since SUVs and pickups are not cars but trucks, they generally do not meet these requirements and aren't expected to. This is known as the "light-truck loophole" — and moonbats are now closing it.

If the decision stands, Detroit will take a major blow when it can least afford to — and a little more freedom will be snatched away in the name of environmentalism, potentially the most malignant strain of authoritarian moonbattery ever devised.

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Moonbats never run out of things to take away from us.

On a tip from Bill.



Religion of Peace Update

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:24 PM

Gillian Gibbons, a 54-year-old British primary school teacher in the Sudan, is facing 40 lashes and up to six months in prison for letting her pupils name a teddy bear Mohammed, on the grounds that this supposedly insults the bloodthirsty pedophile maniac who founded Islam.

The kids themselves came up with the name, giving it 20 out of 23 votes.

Angry mobs have gathered around the police station where Gibbons is being held. Her entire school has been closed down for fear of reprisals. Explains school director Robert Boulos:

She has done nothing wrong but now we are very concerned that there's a risk to the school and the students from the men in the street.

Imagine a religion so depraved that its followers threaten children for innocently naming a teddy bear. But I'm forgetting: it's intolerant to disapprove of the Religion of Peace.

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No word on whether Rage Boy could make the party.

On tips from Ian from the EUSSR, Wiggins, and Byron.



Chevy Chase Confronts the Apocalypse

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:04 PM

Wouldn't you know it: Chevy Chase — who built a career on his eerily accurate impersonation of a dimwitted clod — has fallen for the global warming hoax.

He and his wife are founders of the Center for Environmental Education. They live in Bedford, in Westchester County, New York, where they will be attending a special meeting at which bureauweenies will decide how Bedford can avert the impending climate change apocalypse.

This historic task will reportedly entail reducing the village's energy consumption, offering tips on "greening your home or business," and introducing a new "green page," on Bedford's website, which will offer tips on recycling and energy efficiency.

If the planet doesn't go up like a match head from global warming within the next few years as the media has led us to expect, we'll know whom to thank.

Chase, who holds a BA from Bard College, is best known for calling President Bush (degrees from Yale and Harvard) a "dumb fuck" at a People for the American Way benefit at the Kennedy Center. Yet another one to file under "Pot and Kettle."

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Believes in the global warming hoax. Surprised?

On a tip from Wiggins.



Institutional Racism in Denver

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:07 PM

The Rocky Mountain News reports on a disturbing case of racism:

The city of Denver is showing its employees a diversity training video that portrays a white man as a narrow-minded buffoon — triggering allegations of "institutional racism" against Anglos. […]
The video, titled Laughing Matters — Think About It, is meant to show employees how humor at the expense of others diminishes respect in the workplace. The character who breaks all the rules is Billy, a white, blue-collar worker who's a racist, sexist goofball.

Actually, what it is meant to do is demonize white men, like most politically correct brainwashing material. Dennis Supple, a heating/ventilation/AC mechanic who works for the city, is threatening to file a lawsuit to prevent Denver from continuing to ram the obnoxious video down workers' throats, on the grounds that it constitutes the very institutional racism that moonbat racists pretend to find so objectionable.

The video, part of a 1–3-hour "facilitated discussion," took a second-place Instruction/Training award in 2005 from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors. First place probably went to Michael Moore — unless Louis Farrakhan has taken up filmmaking.

Hat tip: Slapstick Politics.



Christmas Compromise

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:37 AM

Bureauweenies in Briarcliff Manor, north of New York City, have reached a compromise on Christmas and hannukah displays.

They used to balance a Christmas tree with a menorah on the town green, until someone realized that Christmas trees are more pagan than Christian. He offered to donate a crèche, which was turned down as politically incorrect.

A judge ruled that forbidding a crèche while allowing a menorah was an endorsement of Judaism. The only religions government is allowed to endorse are secular humanism, environmentalism, and Islam, so down came the menorah.

The Christmas tree was still allowed, but the star had to come off the top, lest it remind anyone of the purpose of putting up the tree in the first place.

The Northern Westchester Interfaith Council, composed of 12 Protestant ministers and 9 rabbis, released a statement agreeing with the bureauweenies that we wouldn't want religious holidays marred by religious symbols in the public square.

But now a recommendation has been approved that will put the star back on the tree, and allow a six-foot dreidel, which is a spinning top with Hebrew letters on the sides.

Future negotiations will resolve how to address Fourth of July decorations, after moonbats start demanding they be purged of all references to the USA.

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Forbidden on public property.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Biofuel Idiocy Leading to Food Shortages

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:56 AM

Moonbats may be closing in on their objective of crippling civilization. Food shortages are growing in severity worldwide, resulting in ham-handed price ceilings that will inevitably put farmers out of business, leading to more shortages. The U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization warns:

Rarely has the world felt such a widespread and commonly shared concern about food price inflation.

The U.N. itself has played a major role in causing the problem by tirelessly promoting the global warming hoax. This has led to governments pushing economically inefficient biofuels, which are produced instead of food.

If the greenies are able to bring about large-scale starvation, and blame it on capitalism and/or their bogus climate change crisis, they will have taken a major step toward hauling us all back into the dark ages.

On a tip from Ian from the EUSSR.



Botched Joke Kerry and the Boone Pickens Challenge

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:27 AM

Liberals have used their control of the media to perform the most astonishing feats of propagandistic jujitsu. Exposing Soviet agents was turned into a bad thing by labeling it "McCarthyism." Similarly, debunking phonies has been spun as the dark practice of "swiftboating." It's implied that those who revealed John "Botched Joke" Kerry as not a war hero but a seditious fraud were spreading false allegations. But Boone Pickens established the legitimacy of their wartime remembrances by offering $1 million to anyone who could find an error in the 2004 Swift Vets and POWs for Truth ads.

At last someone has taken him up on the offer: John Kerry himself. Like a true Democrat, Kerry put his hand out for the free money — without even specifying which information he claims to be false.

Pickens promptly replied by politely asking to see a journal Kerry supposedly kept in Vietnam as well as

your military record, specifically your service records for the years 1971–1978, and copies of all movies and tapes made during your service.

No response from Botched Joke. The Swift Boat Vets can rest their case.

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This fraud was nearly our President.



"Youths" in Paris Suburbs Start Rioting Again

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:05 AM

Here we go again.

Two teenage "youths" died after they managed to crash their motorcycle into a police car in Villiers-le-Bel, a Muslim colony on the outskirts of Paris. They were not wearing helmets, were not qualified to be riding the unregistered bike, and failed to yield to the car. Here's one result:

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Another result was the sort of chaos that went on for weeks on end two years ago, when "youths" (as the media likes to call Muslim hooligans) electrocuted themselves while hiding from police in a power station.

Other "youths" injured 25 police officers last night, threw Molotov cocktails, torched cars, and looted shops. The town's police chief was beaten in the face when he tried to negotiate with the rioters.

Police were of course blamed for all of it by the local colonists. Ominously, an investigation has been opened into the accident, suggesting that the officers involved may be scapegoated in a misguided attempt to sooth the savages.

The Socialist Party was quick to capitalize, claiming that the government is to blame for not turning the housing projects in which Muslim punks fester on the taxpayer's franc into an earthly paradise.

The rioters tend to be second-generation Muslim immigrants. Many of their parents came to France to work, but growing up as welfare wards, the "youths" are more interested in throwing bombs at the police than working. This will give Americans déjà vu when the anchor babies of our illegal alien tidal wave grow old enough to make Molotov cocktails.

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Soon this may look as familiar to Americans as it does to the French.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Redacted Bombs

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:19 AM

Left-wing director Brian De Palma's Redacted, which pushes the anti-America propaganda envelope right over the edge by showing drunken U.S. soldiers raping a 14-year-old Arab girl and murdering her whole family, is bombing spectacularly.

The inflammatory trash that critic Michael Medved called "the worst movie I've ever seen" took in $25,628 in its opening weekend; in the entire country, about 3,000 people were moonbatty enough to go see it, despite all the publicity.

However, the flop may still advance De Palma's stated goal of helping bring about an American defeat. As Bill O'Reilly has pointed out, the movie

will be displayed prominently on jihadi websites, and will be used as a recruiting tool by terrorists.

That, and pandering to America-hating European leftists, were apparently the real objectives of De Palma and producer Mark Cuban.

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On a tip from Scott.



Totalitarian Travel Restrictions in the Name of Global Warming

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:53 AM

Oppression in the Soviet Union took many forms, prominently including restrictions on travel. The same will be true in the West, in the aftermath of the global warming power grab. As David Vance observes:

Global warming provides a perfect alibi for those who seek to curtail our essential liberties.

The U.K. is currently considering a frightening Climate Change Bill that sets legally binding targets for reducing "greenhouse gas emissions" — which include water vapor and human breath. It's expected to cost the country $24 billion per year for the next 42 years.

In addition to new "green taxes" and fuel price hikes, British subjects may be afflicted with "personal carbon allowances." If so, each individual's travel mileage will be tracked by bureaucrats. Those who use up their allowance will no longer be allowed to travel.

So long as the British people show no indication of rebelling, there is no limit to what liberties their liberal government will take away from them in the name of the fictitious climate change crisis. Unfortunately liberties are much easier to give away than they are to reacquire.

On a tip from Kevin.



November 25, 2007

Poll Suggests Epidemic of Insanity

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:16 PM

No wonder Al Gore et al. reckon us gullible enough to swallow the global warming hoax. From the New York Post, via Michelle Malkin:

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In the Scripps Howard/Ohio University poll cited above, only 30% consider it "not likely" that our government allowed 9/11 to happen to have a pretext to invade Afghanistan and Iraq, despite our having no other reason to go into Afghanistan, and our needing no excuse to go into Iraq, which was systematically violating our ceasefire agreement by shooting at our planes, and had even attempted to assassinate a former president.

The tinfoil-hat–wearing, Kool-Aid–guzzling, spittle-spewing lunatics at Daily Kos triumphantly proclaim: "We are the center." The way moonbattery has been eating away at our national sanity, they may soon be right.

On a tip from Cheetah.



As in Zimbabwe, So in New Orleans

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:32 PM

What happens when moonbattery results in racist criminals being put in charge of the government? You can see for yourself in Zimbabwe, where Robert Mugabe stole farms from white people and passed them out to his friends; the result has been total economic collapse. For an example closer to home, have a look at New Orleans, a city run by moonbats, morons, and thugs.

Until last month the DA was Eddie Jordan, whose office repeatedly released violent criminals because it couldn't manage to prepare indictments in the required 60-day period. Released suspects include Michael Anderson, who apparently murdered five teenagers.

Jordan's main priority was not prosecuting criminals, but making the DA's office look "more like New Orleans" by getting rid of the white people, as in Zimbabwe. Jordan systematically fired Caucasian staffers and replaced them with boobs whose only qualification was their black skin. Seventy-six staffers and case investigators were fired — all but three of them non-Hispanic whites.

Firing recommendations were made by Stephanie Butler, an aide for local Congressman William Jefferson — the guy who diverted Katrina rescue operations to help him with an evidently incriminating box, and who was caught with $90,000 in his freezer, as his fellow Dems bleated about the "Culture of Corruption."

Since New Orleans isn't its own country, there is still some rule of law. Those fired for being white sued, and Jordan has been driven out of office. Oliver Thomas, head of the New Orleans City Council, has been indicted for bribery, as has Rep. Jefferson.

But the crime rate is still out of control. Mayor Ray Nagin reminds us that this has "kept the New Orleans brand out there." He's promised to keep New Orleans "chocolate" — i.e., black majority.

No wonder corporations are bailing out of New Orleans. It's not the ideal climate to do business — unless of course you're a crooked Congressman with the correct skin color.

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Nagin snoozes while his Chocolate City sinks.

On tips from Varla and Byron.



Shortage of Private Jet Parking at U.N. Climate Change Conference

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:48 PM

It's not easy being a U.N. bureauweenie. They face serious challenges — like where to park their private jets when they fly to tropical paradises for global warming conferences.

Next month the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will be held in Bali. It goes on for two whole weeks; it would be a shame for the bureauweenies to fly all the way to Indonesia and not get a chance to enjoy the beaches for awhile.

In addition to sipping elaborate cocktails with umbrellas sticking out of them and working on their tans, U.N. officials hope to effect "a breakthrough in the form of a roadmap for a future climate change deal" now that they have already "put the reality of human-induced global warming beyond any doubt." In other words, somewhere between sunbathing and hors d'oeuvres, they would like to undermine national sovereignty and impose worldwide poverty in the name of a discredited hoax.

But it's not all fun, sun, and world domination. They must confront real problems too. Bali Discovery Tours reports:

[T]he management of Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport are concerned that the large number of additional private charter flights expected in Bali during the UN Conference on Climate Change (UNFCCC) December 3-15, 2007, will exceed the carrying capacity of apron areas. To meet the added demand for aircraft storage officials are allocating "parking space" at other airports in Indonesia.

It's not easy having to deal with issues like where to park the private jet while deciding on the sacrifices to be imposed on us little people in the name of the global warming power grab. That's why U.N. bureauweenies make the big bucks, courtesy of our tax dollars.

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Bali, where U.N. bureauweenies will spend our money and decide our fate.

Hat tip: NewsBusters, on a tip from Cheetah.



BBC Spins for Islamist Murderers

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:26 AM

What would you call Muslims in Turkey who kill three people, including a pastor and a missionary, binding them hand and foot, stabbing them repeatedly, and cutting their throats, explicitly because the victims were Christian? If you answered "Islamists," you'll never get work with the BBC. The correct answer: "nationalists."

The same answer applies to the killers of Catholic priest and a Christian journalist, also in Turkey. Since the Religion of Peace so beloved by the Beeb could never inspire such acts, it must be something dark and terrible, like "nationalism."

Just as in totalitarian police states, it's not enough to read the news; we have to decipher it to figure out what's really going on under the thick coating of deliberate misdirection employed by a media whose motives are entirely political — and diametrically opposed to our best interests.

On a tip from Scott.



November 24, 2007

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Bans Quoting Scripture

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:14 PM

Just as "racism" now means resistance to racial preferences, and "justice" means plundering the productive on behalf of the parasitical, "human rights" has been perverted into something that will send chills up the spine of anyone who values our fundamental liberties. The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has actually threatened to imprison 21-year-old waitress Jessica Beaumont for posting Bible quotations online.

Although Ms. Beaumont's home has been raided by the police, she has not yet been criminally charged for her politically incorrect views, because she has broken no laws. That's why the Tribunal was utilized to keep her mouth closed — by throwing her in prison for "human rights" violations if necessary.

Beaumont's impermissible opinions were accompanied by two Bible verses frowned upon by liberals:

Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.
—LEVITICUS 18:22
If a man lies with 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.
—LEVITICUS 20:13

The CHRT has barred her from posting similar remarks, even on websites hosted in other countries. By simply posting biblical scripture, she could be jailed for up to five years. How's that for a precedent?

We might want to stop worrying about human rights in Pakistan, and pay some attention to what's going on just over our northern border — especially since we've been traveling down the same road.

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On a tip from WZ.



Moonbats Against Human Reproduction

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:18 AM

Environmentalists condemn every means of generating energy. They condemn the food we eat and the houses that give us shelter. They condemn transportation. They condemn economic activity. They regard our very breath as a deadly toxin. Given the ongoing avalanche of strident condemnations and outrageous demands pouring out of their mouths, you might wonder what these people actually want.

The answer is simple, if you follow their thinking to its natural conclusion: they want an end to the human race.

As the Daily Mail reports, moonbats will literally sacrifice their babies to Gaia by aborting them, the modern equivalent of throwing the poor things screaming down a volcano. Toni Vernelli, who works for an environmental charity, not only killed her baby for Gaia, she got herself sterilized at age 27, so as to "protect the planet." Her boyfriend commemorated the event with a congratulations card.

According to Ms. Vernelli:

Having children is selfish. It's all about maintaining your genetic line at the expense of the planet. Every person who is born uses more food, more water, more land, more fossil fuels, more trees and produces more rubbish, more pollution, more greenhouse gases, and adds to the problem of over-population.

She came from a normal, middle-class Catholic family, but boasts of becoming a vegetarian at age 15. With environmentalism, it's a short jump from sanctimonious flakiness to human-hating insanity. At 21 she was already considering sterilization as a way of doing her part to protect Mother Earth from the existence of people. Now she and her current husband reward themselves for being vegan and childless by taking a long trip every year.

A moonbat named Mark Hudson got a vasectomy so that he and he wife wouldn't have to worry about sullying the world by bringing a human life into it:

Sarah and I live as green a life a possible. We don't have a car, cycle everywhere instead, and we never fly. We recycle, use low-energy light bulbs and eat only organic, locally produced food. In short, we do everything we can to reduce our carbon footprint. But all this would be undone if we had a child. That's why I had a vasectomy. It would be morally wrong for me to add to climate change and the destruction of Earth.

Only on the surface is environmentalism well-meaning idiocy. Scratch it and you quickly find conniving profiteers like Al Gore. Beneath that layer is something scarier still: a creed more malevolent than fascism, Islam, and even communism — an ideology founded on a depraved hatred of the human race that is more profoundly evil than anything yet conceived.

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Environmentalists have something more permanent in mind.

On tips from El Presidente, Dave, Cheetah, Vixt, and V the K.



Roseanne Is Off Her Meds Again

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:25 AM

Apparently former sitcom star Roseanne, best known for ridiculing our National Anthem at a San Diego Padres game, has not been taking her medication, if her MySpace page is any indication. A few samples, via PerezHilton.com:

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Onwards, comrades — to a f***ing utopian paradise! Long live Dennis Kucinich and the 90% tax bracket!

Too bad MSNBC couldn't sign up Rosie as a prime time pundit, but Roseanne might be available.

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MSNBC caliber.

On a tip from Watcher.



November 23, 2007

Rosie O'Donnell's Mouth Finally Sewn Shut

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:40 AM

The entertainment industry has come tantalizingly close to bringing dreams to life by featuring screeching hard-left demagogue Rosie O'Donnell in the show "Nip/Tuck." During the first part of Rosie's four-espisode run on the show, her mouth is sewn shut.

Who says Hollywood has run out of good ideas?

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Next time they'll use stronger wire.

On a tip from V the K.



The Ditsy Twits of Bridge

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:25 AM

You don't have to be a mediocre pop star to garner media attention by putting down the President on foreign soil: even bridge players can do it.

Last month a pair of nitwits had the bad taste to hold up a sign reading "We did not vote for Bush" at the World Bridge Championship. Their childish and contemptible behavior may not warrant a Time Magazine cover, but it did get them a spot on CBS's "Early Show," which predictably portrayed the obnoxious sows as righteous victims caught up in a "storm of controversy"; via NewsBusters:

Now, these women, who have won several awards, are facing a backlash and could face tough sanctions, including a year long ban from competition… Now we'll see how the bridge ladies play this hand. But the cards may be stacked against them.

Yuk yuk. Even if they were ashamed of the fact, these women were representing America in a hostile country. They had a responsibility to behave like grownups. But then, so does the mainstream media — and that doesn't put much of a brake on the moonbattery.

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Bridging the gap between card games and moonbattery.

On a tip from Cheetah.



November 22, 2007

Newsweek Reader Reactions to Rove and Moulitsas

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:26 AM

In a cosmetic attempt to balance out having signed up the psycho-left Markos "Screw Them" Moulitsas to do election coverage, Newsweek is hosting articles by mild former Bush advisor Karl Rove, who for mysterious reasons causes moonbats to cringe in abject dread. The comments section gave lefties a chance to spit their venom at Rove from safety — and gave Newsweek's relatively mainstream audience a peek at the creatures who wriggle and writhe in the dank murk of the left-wing blogosphere.

DUmmie FUnnies has collected some samples:

Bush is undoubtedly the worst President in history and anyone who supports him should be charged with accessory to mass murder.
How dare you give this scum a forum to spew his vile nonsense.
Newsweek is colluding with Rove and other neocons to keep the Lie going.
Why the heII is Newsweek giving this war criminal liar a column? Absolutely disgusting, Newsweek!
Why are you giving this liar, cheat and thief a forum for his venom. Next to Dick Cheney he's the biggest (rhymes with stick) in political history.
Why give this treasonous, lying, mud-raker (these are facts, not opinion or slander) a forum to comment about the upcoming election.
Rove is a fat pig at the corporate Republican trough. This trough overflowing with swill of corruption and greed, lies and deceipt, human suffering and murder is consumed by Rove and the rest of the sanctimonious Republican Neo Con Party. The pigs at this farm just don't eat the swill they bathe in it. […] One thing I know is that every fat pig has his day before he's slaughtered by the farmers knife.
I am totally amazed that Newsweek would allow a criminal of this stature to become a correspondent. This is on the level of letting Joseph Goebbels write columns about WWII. -Yea I went there, because if the fascist shoe fits.

One moonbat who noticed that Newsweek is a "useless rag" only when it permitted Rove's point of view even accused him of "disdain for debate."

But despite the many commenters who threatened to cancel their subscriptions, the only concrete objection they could come up with is that Rove supposedly "outed" Valerie Plame. Back in the real world, Plame was outed by Foggy Bottom bureauweenie Richard Armitage — to the extent it's possible to out a CIA seat-warmer who wasn't even covert.

Meanwhile conservative comments on Screw Them Moulitsas' blog offered the Dems constructive criticism like this:

As much as he claims to know about politics, you'd think Markos might want to focus Dems on running against the Republican candidate, not the lame-duck President.

But constructive criticism is wasted on the pack of snarling dogs represented by Moulitsas.

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Still driving moonbats berserk.

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



Cowboys and Indians of the Concrete Jungle

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:23 AM

Swedish ecokooks calling themselves the "Indians of the Concrete Jungle" have been engaging in the low-grade terrorism typical of moonbats, slashing the tires of SUVs and leaving notes on the vandalized vehicles ranting about the horrors of the fabricated climate change crisis. Fortunately, a citizen resistance is developing.

Hundreds of vehicles have been damaged by these unhinged criminals, who place everyone on the road at risk. Even most moonbats are probably sane enough to realize that SUVs have no effect on global climate, so this can only be interpreted as a gesture of hostility directed toward modern civilization in general.

But opposition is emerging. The Cowboys of the Concrete Jungle are building a network throughout Sweden. They plan to infiltrate the moonbat cult and reveal the identities of the vandals. In their own words:

There are many of us who view their methods with disgust, and if the Sheriffs of The Concrete Jungle (the police) can't manage to get to grips with them, we will continue to organize in order to protect our rights and our property.

Unfortunately, protecting rights and property from the effects of the global warming hoax will get more difficult as government becomes increasingly involved, escalating the vandalism from slashing tires to crippling whole industries.

On a tip from Matt.



November 21, 2007

Why Bush = Hitler Explained on NPR

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:29 AM

You had to know that someday we would get something for the taxpayer money flushed down National Public Radio. Here it is at last — the payoff: an explanation as to why President Bush is equivalent to Adolf Hitler.

This counterintuitive belief is accepted on faith by moonbats, but NPR brought on former Al Gore adviser Naomi Wolf so that we can all understand why a regrettably moderate conservative president should not be distinguished from a genocidal totalitarian socialist dictator. Take it away, Naomi:

I stick very rigorously to the evidence. You had the Nazis unloaded coffins at night. We saw coffins being unloaded at night. They talked about enhanced interrogation, meaning torture. Karl Rove talked about enhanced interrogation, meaning torture. They said, you know, we've got to invade Czechoslovakia, because it’s a staging ground for terrorists. We said we had to invade Iraq, a country we're not at war with, because they're torturing their ethnic minorities, it’s a staging ground for terrorists, and they hate our freedoms. I don't need to draw an analogy. The analogies are there.

If that's not enough, the troubles in Pakistan are further proof of W's fascistic iniquity. She calls for a "democracy movement" in America, since presumably Bush will be declaring martial law before the elections next November.

Here's further evidence of Wolf's thesis that America is actually a police state: we are forced to finance bogus propaganda via state-controlled media like NPR.

Naomi_Wolf.jpg   Wolf: "But Bush is Hitler! He really truly is Hitler!"

On a tip from Cheetah.



November 20, 2007

Saying "Get Osama" Is Racist

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:04 AM

Retired NYPD officer Arno Herwerth's "GETOSAMA" vanity plates have been banned by New York State, on the grounds they violate the DMV's rule against anything "obscene, lewd, lascivious, derogatory to a particular ethnic or other group or patently offensive."

Since the plates aren't obscene, lewd, lascivious, or patently offensive, we're left to assume they are racist, since most anything bureaucrats don't like can fall under this category. It being racist to want to get Osama explains the lengths to which Democrats and their media allies have gone to obstruct the War on Terror.

Herwerth actually has the plates — New York bureauweenies didn't forbidden them until after he asked for the matching registration, at which point he was told he had never received the plates in the first place.

Here's Herwerth with a nonexistent racist license plate:

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Soon the sort of people who run the DMV will take control of our healthcare.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Time Mag Links Bangladesh Cyclone to Global Warming, Muslim Colonization

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:43 AM

In a desperate bid to catch up to Newsweek, Time has been publishing some of the wackiest and depraved moonbattery imaginable.

Inevitably, Time used the cyclone that recently hit Bangladesh, as countless cyclones have before, as a pretext to rant about the horrors of global warming — even while admitting that it was nowhere near as bad as the cyclone that hit in the 1970s, before global warming had been invented. But the real disasters are yet to come — unless of course we renounce our modern ways and return to whatever pre-industrial and even pre-agricultural dystopia environmentalists want to impose on us:

[M]uch of Bangladesh will be transformed if current global warming trends continue. As the sea level rises, vast swaths of coastal land will disappear in coming decades — as much as 18% of Bangladesh's current landmass, according to the World Bank. And as the rivers swell with water from melting Himalayan glaciers, land in the center of the country will also disappear. Those effects, combined with more frequent and stronger cyclones, could spark an exodus of climate refugees fleeing for the cities and for other countries.
That's a problem, because Bangladesh is already one of the most densely populated countries on the globe — just under half the population of the U.S. crammed into an area the size of the state of Iowa. Neighboring India is already so worried about the growing number of Bangladeshi migrants that it is building a huge fence on the two nations' shared border. Rahman, however, sees a silver lining: Bangladesh's fleeing multitudes can help feed the West's need for cheap labor as its own population ages. "The globalization of the climate process will force the globalization of the demographic process," he says. And if the rich world is not ready to let in millions of Bangladeshis looking for somewhere dry to live? "The rich world caused this problem so they're going to have to pay for it," says Rahman. "I've started telling my colleagues from Europe and Canada that we might have to introduce a system that says if you produce 10,000 tons of carbon you have to take a Bangladeshi family. They don't like hearing that." They may have to get used to it.

The weather is the West's fault, so if the West is obliterated by wave after wave of Muslim colonists from backwater hellholes like Bangladesh, it's exactly what we deserve for causing the nonexistent climate change crisis.

There you have it, the gospel according to Time Magazine. Charles Manson's was no less constructive.

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It's all your fault for not living in a tree.

On a tip from Scott.



November 19, 2007

Moonbat Job Training at UCLA

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:15 PM

Anyone currently shelling out $thousands upon $thousands for a university education will be horrified to learn that at UCLA, some of the money goes to activities like this:

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This event was organized by students in Environment 138, "Effective Methods for Social Change." It consisted of listening to denunciations of the American military effort against Islamic terrorists in Iraq, and lying on the grass in front of Kerkhoff Hall pretending to be dead.

Two participants are described as "world arts and cultures" students. Imagine trying to find gainful employment with that background. No wonder they practice lying around doing nothing as part of their college education.

On a tip from Terp Mole.



Heather Mills: Drink Rat's Milk for Gaia

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:02 AM

Heather Mills, estranged wife of zillionaire pop star Paul McCartney, has descended from on high via a gas hog 4X4 Merc to present the little people at Hyde Park with demands for how they must save the planet:

She said that eating meat and dairy and chopping down trees in order to breed livestock was seriously damaging the environment and she suggested there were more eco-friendly alternatives to using cow's milk.
"Why don't we drink rat's milk or cat's milk or dog's milk?" she asked.

Like many moonbats, Ms. Mills not only believes in global warming, she thinks it's caused by devouring the flesh of murdered animals. She has volunteered to be exploited by the animal rights cult Viva! for yet another leftist propaganda barrage.

Tomorrow British motorists will be subjected to about 100 huge billboards like this one:

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Mills lost a leg in a motorcycle accident — funny, huh? Here's another:

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Screams Mills:

The startling truth is that animals farmed for meat and dairy are now one of the greatest threats to the planet.

She knows it's true because the United Nations says so. But it's nothing a totalitarian world government couldn't solve by forcing us to drink rat's milk.

On tips from El Presidente and V the K.



Artist Admits to Fear of Islam

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:23 AM

Moonbat artists certainly are bold when it comes to defiling Christianity. With Islam, however, their bogus courage fails them — as Grayson Perry at least admits.

Britain's contemporary artists are fêted around the world for their willingness to shock but fear is preventing them from tackling Islamic fundamentalism. Grayson Perry, the cross-dressing potter, Turner Prize winner and former Times columnist, said that he had consciously avoided commenting on radical Islam in his otherwise highly provocative body of work because of the threat of reprisals.
Perry also believes that many of his fellow visual artists have also ducked the issue, and one leading British gallery director told The Times that few major venues would be prepared to show potentially inflammatory works.
"I've censored myself," Perry said at a discussion on art and politics organised by the Art Fund. "The reason I haven't gone all out attacking Islamism in my art is because I feel real fear that someone will slit my throat."
Perry's highly decorated pots can sell for more than £50,000 and often feature sex, violence and childhood motifs. One work depicted a teddy bear being born from a penis as the Virgin Mary. "I'm interested in religion and I've made a lot of pieces about it," he said. "With other targets you've got a better idea of who they are but Islamism is very amorphous. You don't know what the threshold is. Even what seems an innocuous image might trigger off a really violent reaction so I just play safe all the time."

Sad but true: in a world run by politically correct cowards, terrorism works. Since you can't be a Christian in any meaningful sense and a terrorist at the same time, look forward to more crucifixes in urine, Virgin Marys smeared with feces, anatomically correct chocolate Jesuses, etc. — and nothing but groveling respect for the terrorist cult known as the Religion of Peace.

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If you want a "Piss Mohammad," you have to make your own. Via Hyscience.

On a tip from Scott.



Risks Censored from Children's Books

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:32 AM

British publishers have been censoring children's books to remove anything deemed risky by politically correct totalitarians.

Children's author Lindsey Gardiner reveals that youngsters could not be depicted as walking alone in one novel, and sharp objects were removed from another.

In one story, she had to rewrite a scene where a dragon toasts marshmallows with the flames from his nostrils because "it looks dangerous and goes against health and safety." Another story had to be changed to prevent a boy from climbing a ladder.

Even colors can be banned. A cooker that glowed bright red had to be changed to green.

The censorship is applied inconsistently, and even nonsensically — all the better to keep authors on their toes.

On a tip from Cheetah.



Miracle on 34th Street Nixed

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:49 AM

At the McCall Middle School in Winchester, Massachusetts, a seventh-grade field trip to a matinee performance of the Christmas classic Miracle on 34th Street has been canceled, due to complaints from totalitarian grinches who have it in for Santa Claus. Reports the principal, Evander French Jr.:

I was contacted by parents who were concerned that the focus of the play was all about Santa Claus, and that was objectionable.

So naturally he caved to a couple of militant moonbats, and denied the field trip to everyone. Submitting spinelessly to left-wing extremists comes naturally to educrats, which is why even the less religious aspects of Christmas are being banished from our schools.

French's twisted reasoning is typical:

[Most parents] are heavily against my decision. But most people will grant that there is another point of view. My job is to be principal for everybody in the school, for all the kids.

If one parent is an atheist or a Muslim, that means nothing even vaguely reminiscent of Christianity will be permitted to anyone. This is what a liberal educrat means by being principal "for all the kids."

As always, the strident, intolerant minority rules.

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"Objectionable" to moonbats.

On a tip from Bob.



New Zealand Bans Fat People

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:14 AM

New Zealand offers some disturbing foreshadowing of where the combination of socialized medicine and state-imposed health consciousness may be taking us. People are being denied entry into the country for being overweight, and therefore a potential burden on the healthcare system.

Rowan Trezise of England has been unable to join her husband in New Zealand because bureauweenies deem her to be too fat. Her husband lost enough weight to please the officials and has been allowed in.

The authorities judge people using body mass index, which means comparing the ratio of your weight to your height. Since muscle weighs more than fat, athletes might be kept out of New Zealand too.

Like all countries, New Zealand has every right to determine who enters it. But we have a right to wonder, after fat people, who are the nanny-state Nazis going to demonize next?

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Another worry: what if the Trezises produce children with incorrect BMIs?

On a tip from El Presidente.



Animal Rights Moonbats Denounce Venison Donations

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:37 AM

Hunters helping to keep down the problematic deer population in the Northeast, and also providing free food to the poor by donating venison are to be congratulated, right? Wrong, scowl animal rights kooks. Their twisted logic:

The Humane Society of the United States says that most hunters are pursuing a recreational activity whose purpose is not food gathering. "Rather than spending money on a recreational pursuit and donating the byproducts, spending that money on other types of charitable programs or food for the hungry would be a great alternative," says Michael Markarian, executive vice president of the Humane Society. "If hunters are donating the spoils, [feeding the hungry] is really a secondary issue."

If I understand this moonbattery, giving venison to the poor is politically incorrect unless charity is the primary motive for shooting the deer — as opposed to sport or the urgent issue of population control — in which case it would be okay.

Markarian also suggests we deal with the menace of deer on the roadways by "installing reflectors to prevent roadside collisions." A more workable solution might be to tie animal rights nuts to front of your car to absorb the impact when tic-ridden deer jump out in front of you.

On a tip from Scott.



November 18, 2007

The Return of Tawana Brawley

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:10 PM

Back in 1987, Tawana Brawley (now known as Maryam Muhammad) launched Al Sharpton's disgraceful career by falsely accusing six white law enforcement officials of raping her, smearing her with feces, and scrawling racial epithets on her body.

Sharpton took up her cause with characteristic unconcern for whether she was telling the truth. He proved so good at helping white liberals hate themselves that he went on to an obscenely profitable career, highlighted by repeatedly getting people killed for their skin color. To this day, Sharpton has refused to apologize for his disgusting behavior. Still more disgusting, the media refuses to hold him to account, instead propping him up as a representative of black Americans.

Twenty years later, Brawley's mother and stepfather want to reopen the case, probably because Brawley was supposed to pay prosecutor Steve Pagones $185,000 for ruining his life with her fake allegations. Maybe they figure that if people will buy into the global warming hoax, they may be ready to believe Tawana's hoax too. Or it could be they're counting on the testimony of liberal intellectuals who will affirm that as Justin Raimondo put it, Brawley's vicious lies were "figuratively and symbolically true."

Tawana-Brawley_Al-Sharpton.jpg   Brawley and Reverend Al, back in the day.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Vilsack Admits: SCHIP Is Backdoor Socialism

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:05 PM

It's official: the SCHIP program that Democrats keep trying to expand is a Trojan horse for sneaking socialized medicine past the voters, leading to the nationalization of one seventh of the American economy. I've pointed this out in the past here, here, and here. Now we have it straight from the horse's hindquarters. Here's Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack, as transcribed on Michelle Malkin and available on audio here:

I think there is going to be a commitment to universal coverage. I don't think it's necessarily going to be a sector by sector process. I think you either need to go in whole hog or not. We tried to sort of squeeze the middle here with doing children and doing seniors, and trying to squeeze it. If anything happens, it would more likely look something like this: you would extend eligibility for children from 200% of poverty to 300% of poverty, and create resources to insure the parents of those children.

No wonder Milksac fell on his turkey-necked face as a presidential candidate. Democrats should know better than ever to admit to their actual objectives. If the public understood their agenda, not only would they not be elected, they would be fortunate to escape the tarring and feathering they richly deserve.

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On a tip from Cheetah.



The Sky Is Falling!

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:02 PM

The lefties at the U.N. have once again attempted to advance their goal of world government by releasing another hyperbolic report, promising climatic doom in the near future. There will be extinctions, water shortages, flooding, heat waves, hunger, disease, ominous but undefined "abrupt and irreversible changes," etc.

Despite the fact that no global warming has been measured over the past eight years, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moonbat shrieks like a woman with a rat running up the inside of her dress that the imaginary climate problem is "so severe and so sweeping that only urgent, global action will do." I guess worldwide martial law and a ban on private property might be a start.

While reporting this latest cacophony of clucking from the mendacious Chicken Little brigade, AOL News takes the opportunity to present us with some slides meant to terrify us into abandoning all resistance to the hoaxers and their malevolent agenda. A few samples:

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This will be your house unless you believe!

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Now that all the ice is melting, Ursus maritimus has been forced to learn how to swim.

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Menaced with extinction by the carbon of which all living things are made.

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Flooding in Venice? Next thing you know there will be hurricanes in Miami!

Scared yet? Me neither. The media had better crank it up another notch — except they've already turned the hype up to 11.

On a tip from Mega.



Seditious Moonbats Continue to Infest Kent State

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:58 AM

Kent State lives in infamy as the place seditious hippies managed to provoke National Guard troops into shooting them during the Vietnam War. Having learned little from the tragedy, Kent State moonbats are still doing what moonbats do best — making decent people hate them, most recently by staging a mock arrest of our President for "war crimes."

Wesley Foldessy is a member of the Kent State Anti-War Committee who doesn't actually attend the school. During the ceremony, he stood in Risman Plaza beneath a giant paper-mâché Bush puppet, yelling "You're all terrorists!" at passersby.

Other words of wisdom were displayed on placards, including:

War on terror? War is terror.

and the still more profound:

You can no more win a war than an earthquake.

If only this mentality had been around in the 1940s, we'd have been cured of it by now. Of course, we'd be speaking Japanese or German.

After the mock arrest, moonbats read denunciations of the situation in Iraq, where democracy has been gaining the upper hand over Islamic terrorism, and then lay down on the ground in a "die-in."

A discussion of the incident at KentNewsNet.com includes gems like this comment by "anti-war girl":

DEMOCRATIC?!?! haha, that's hillarious!! wow, I can't believe people still think the united states is a democracy!

Here's an even better one by "Awakened":

This is 1984 ppl!! Did U know that there R secret concentration/re-education camps being quietly built in the deserts of Florida and the mountains of Iowa!?!?! They're 4 us, ppl, the ones brave enuff 2 bring truth and light 2 the darkness brought by Hitler II!! We need 2 wake up and smell the latte!!! People are slumbering!!! It's R job 2 awaken them!! We care and we need 2 show ppl we care more than they do!! I h8 lying awake @ night waiting 4 the knock @ the door of the brownshirts that R now roaming R streets tasing random ppl of truth, disappearing bus loads of college students, tramping on R rights and harshing R mellows!!! We need 2 fight this evil now!!

Wesley and friends are probably still trying to figure out why "Awakened" wasn't at the mock arrest.

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Wesley Foldessy with his Bush puppet.

On tips from Terp Mole.



First-Grader Suspended Over Gun Drawing

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:58 AM

It's happened again:

A first-grade Oregon student was suspended after drawing a picture depicting one stick figure pointing a gun at another.

According to educrats, the drawing was equivalent to a threat to "shoot two girls in the head."

The poor kid is only 6 years old, but it's never too soon to instill the moonbat belief that guns are profane. Educrats certainly wouldn't want him growing up to be the kind of swaggering cowboy unilateralist who would fight for his country — or worse yet, for his own rights.

Hopefully the kid is now drawing pictures of flowers and hippies holding hands, like a good boy.

On tips from Wiggins and Matt.



Dave Matthews: A Human Is of No More Value Than a Plant

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:26 AM

Brace yourself for a glimpse of the chilling ideology that pervades the entertainment industry. Via NewsBusters, here's pop star Dave Matthews' view of the cosmos, from an interview with Rolling Stone:

The idea that we're somehow centrally important to the planet's existence is pretty comical — although I'd like us to be. I'd like to think that the eyes of some heavenly body are watching us and saying, "Oh, look at my beautiful children." But it's absurd. It's just our attempt to be more important than a tree.

So that's how liberals can justify their support for abortion. A human being is of no more significance than a plant. No wonder they apologize for the genocide committed by fiends like Mao and Stalin, and righteously extol vicious killers like Tookie Williams and Mumia Abu-Jamal. Killing people has no more moral significance than pulling up a weed.

The trendy clowns at Rolling Stone invited Matthews to paint himself as courageous and nonconformist for rejecting religion like virtually everyone else in the entertainment industry. This prompted Matthews to boldly assert that the Judeo-Christian notion of God is "so small a view of things" and "more irritating than Santa Claus."

But not as irritating as hollow, degenerate pop stars basking in the praise of the aging adolescents who produce morally deformed publications like Rolling Stone.

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Trendily regards humans as worth no more than plants.

On a tip from Cheetah.



November 17, 2007

Moonbats Proudly Record Their Treasonous Activities

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:39 PM

Via Conservative Belle, below are videos the progressive community took of itself demonstrating its support for our troops by obstructing the transport of military supplies in Olympia. They offer an appalling indication of the contemptible condition to which moonbattery is reducing American civilization.


The self-control of the police is almost superhuman. Though lethal force against this scum is clearly more than justified, the media would gleefully exploit it to further advance the liberal objective of securing America's defeat to Islamic terrorists.



Atheists Sue to Remove Crosses Commemorating Troopers

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:05 PM

Utah has honored Highway Patrol troopers who have died in the line of duty by erecting roadside crosses in their memory. Deranged beyond any awareness of decency by their hatred of God, the authoritarian moonbats of American Atheists Inc. are suing to have the crosses removed.

The tactic as usual is the perverse use of the First Amendment, which guarantees freedom of religion, to ban religion — clearly the exact opposite of what the amendment was intended to accomplish.

Byron Babione of the Alliance Defense Fund remarks:

I think it's ridiculous that a small group of offended atheists would seek to stop the family of slain troopers from honoring their loved ones as they see fit. These memorial crosses clearly do nothing more than honor fallen troopers and promote highway safety.

No taxpayer money goes toward the memorials — not that local tax money would be the business of American Atheists Inc., which is based in New Jersey, on the opposite side of the country. But the notion that anything that might remind someone of God be permitted anywhere is as intolerable to moonbats as holy water to vampires. The Founding Fathers would be horrified that our courts have degenerated to the point of usually taking their side.

utah_troopers_memorial.jpg   We're asked to believe that our own Constitution forbids this — in the name of freedom of religion.

On a tip from Pete.



Free Ride in Britain Not Good Enough for Some Muslim Colonists

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:43 AM

The Daily Mail tells the heart-wrenching tale of a Muslim colonist who came illegally to Britain to enjoy the free ride, only to find that the U.K. doesn't meet with his satisfaction.

Mokhtar Tabet snuck into Britain from Algeria in 2002 and was refused asylum. Since then he has been living in London at taxpayer expense. But to Tabet's outrage, he was moved from one free home to another he doesn't like. He whines:

The new place is small, and the kitchen closes at 9pm, so I can't have anything to eat late at night. They have taken away my human rights.

Even after repairs were made at Tabet's command, he still found the new free housing insufficient for his requirements. The poor guy moans:

I miss Algeria. The English people are not helpful, they are so unfriendly and rude. I thought I had made friends in Croydon, but when I ask them for money they don't give me it, so I know they can't be my friends.

In addition to free rent, utilities, and local travel, the unfriendly and rude British taxpayers give Tabet £32 a week in vouchers to buy food. Tabet is insulted:

Croydon Council only gives me food vouchers, they won't give me cash. I want the money. I have nothing to buy new clothes with, I have to go to a refugee centre. But if there's not anything nice there, you leave with nothing. I want the council to give me a bigger flat and money instead of vouchers.

Tabet also gets free healthcare for his diabetes, retina disease, and kidney failure. This is why he believes he should not be deported, so that he can continue to avail himself of medical care at the expense of the British citizens he so dislikes.

He says he can't afford the care back home in Algeria, where he might be expected to work for a living. Therefore Britain owes him. This accords with liberal ideology.

Britain fought off the Nazis. But due to moonbattery, it is succumbing to whiny, useless little parasites like Mokhtar Tabet, whose descendants will rule the British Isles.

On a tip from Bill.



November 16, 2007

Defending Your Family from Black Intruders May Be Racist

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:28 PM

If your home is broken into by criminals of privileged ethnicity, the NAACP wants you to think twice before defending your family.

Three blacks broke into a white family's home in rural northern California to rob it, beating a 19-year-old with a baseball bat severely enough that he suffered brain damage and can no longer feed himself. Homeowner Shannon Edmonds opened fire on the intruders, killing two of them. The third, Renato Hughes Jr., ran away, into the arms of the NAACP, which wants to know why Edmonds was not arrested for saving his family's lives.

According to Rev. Amos Brown, head of the San Francisco chapter of the NAACP, the case demonstrates that the legal system is racist in 91% Caucasian Lake County, where the incident occurred.

Hughes' mother, a San Francisco schoolteacher, heartily agrees; she calls the case a "legal lynching."

No doubt a more progressive community would give Hughes back his bat and let him carry on with his mayhem, rather than holding him responsible for his fellow criminals' deaths under the Provocative Act doctrine, which applies when it is "reasonably foreseeable that the criminal enterprise could trigger a fatal response from the homeowner."

Hughes' legal prospects are bright. The judge granted a defense motion for a change of venue. That sure did the trick for O.J.

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  Renato Hughes Jr. If he breaks into your house, you'd better have a gun, NAACP be damned.

On a tip from Bob.



Why We Were Given the Smarts to Invent the Machine Gun

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:51 PM

Imagine if due to some insane ideology, we took no significant measures to protect ourselves from rats and cockroaches. By parasitically feeding on the fringes of human civilization, these pests have already reached frightening population levels. Since they have few predators to worry about, it's up to us to keep them in check. If we made no effort to limit them, we would soon be overwhelmed by a tidal wave of scurrying, repulsive, disease-ridden, parasitical vermin.

Speaking of which, here are some photos of the moonbats in Olympia who have been attacking police officers, pouring concrete on railroad tracks, and using small children as human shields in their indisputably treasonous efforts to prevent supplies from reaching Fort Lewis in time of war (via Free Republic):

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When the moonbats aren't pouring concrete on the tracks, they sit on them.

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Actually, they're worth even less — if that's possible.

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"No force is necessary. We are nonviolent, we will not resist arrest."
Of course not — because arrest has no consequences.

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Modern liberals' conception of doing their part in time of war.

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This truck was unable to deliver its load of military equipment.

Enough is enough.

On a tip from Cheetah.



British Taxpayers Reinstall Muslim Women's Virginity

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:29 AM

Here's an example of what tax dollars pay for under the socialized medicine Dems have been promising. In Britain, you may have to pull your own teeth, but Muslim women can get themselves fixed good as new with "virginity repair" operations.

Public funds replaced 24 hymens between 2005 and 2006. Unsurprisingly, most patients are of "ethnic origin" — i.e., they are Muslims, who place a sexual premium on virginity, even if it's surgically simulated.

According to the Department of Health, Britain's socialized medicine covers "certain cosmetic procedures" — evidently including having a second virginity installed — "to secure physical or psychological health."

At least British taxpayers aren't yet paying for the brutal "ethnic" procedure known as a female circumcision — as far as I know.

On a tip from Scott.



"Undocumented" Child Molester Had Documents After All

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:59 AM

A little follow-up on the story of Jesus Mora Nava, an "undocumented worker" who had been deported back to Mexico following an arrest for public intoxication, but had snuck back across the unguarded border to live in the woods in Poway, California, where he sexually assaulted a 13-year-old boy:

He has pled guilty, and faces a maximum of 16 years in prison plus deportation, meaning that he'll have to go to the trouble of sneaking across the border again, assuming it hasn't been officially abolished by the time he gets out in a couple of years. He's also pled guilty to "using false documents to conceal his citizenship status."

Like many of Harry Reid's "undocumented Americans," Nava is neither American nor undocumented; it's just that his documents were fake. But Dems will no doubt correct that, even if some of them have been forced to retreat on drivers licenses for illegals for the time being.

jesus-mora-nava.jpg   An innocent kid will see this face in his nightmares long after Nava gets out and sneaks across the border again.

On a tip from Bob.



Fighting Sioux for Not Much Longer

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:36 AM

It looks like University of North Dakota sports teams will be changing their nickname from the Fighting Sioux in the near future, because for reasons unclear to non-moonbats, the politically correct weenies running the NCAA deem it to be hostile and abusive.

Fortunately the Notre Dame Fighting Irish get to keep their name. You might call this reverse reverse racism.

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Hostile and abusive? Maybe if you're George Custer.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Tree-Dwelling Moonbats Attack Police Officers

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:10 AM

The smelly hippies infesting the trees near Memorial Stadium in Berkeley are getting out of hand.

Despite the peace-and-love rhetoric typically recited by moonbats in the most pious tones, two Berkeley police officers were taken to the hospital yesterday after tree-dwelling kookazoids and their supporters threw an unidentified caustic liquid into their eyes.

The moonbats were trying to cut down a protective fence the university had built around the infested area, so that normal people don't find themselves crushed under falling moonbats — or the propane tanks the moonbats use to cook with up in the trees they are destroying.

Moonbats attacking police officers is becoming a disturbing trend — because they've learned they can get away with it. A judge has already ordered these animals to come down out of the trees. It's time to stop fooling around a break out the chainsaws.

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A moonbat lurks in a Berkeley tree.

On a tip from D.P.T.



Educrats Restrict Christmas Cards to Save the Environment and Impose Equality

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:45 AM

Moonbats have employed a new tactic in the War on Christmas. At the Evan James primary school in Pontypridd, South Wales, Christmas cards have been banned — on "environmental and moral grounds," according to edunazis.

Teachers will allow pupils to make one card each for someone else in the class so that everyone receives one and only one card. Any other cards can only be exchanged outside school gates.

Other than general suppression of Christianity and obliteration of tradition, the objectives are to avoid litter and to impose equality by assuring that no student receives more cards than any other student. A neighboring primary school has asked pupils not to exchange Christmas cards — which are usually recycled — "as part of its bid for an eco award."

An environment that really has been harmed is one in which you can't openly celebrate Christmas.

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On a tip from V the K.



Hillary Clinton Raking in Cash from Crooks Bill Pardoned

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:12 AM

Shrillary Rotten doesn't even have the nomination yet, but she is already back in full Clinton swing, sucking up cash from shady lowlife who benefited from the nearly 200 last-minute pardons granted by her brazenly corrupt husband. Even ABC News has noticed the stink:

Three recipients of controversial 11th-hour pardons issued by former President Bill Clinton in January 2001 have donated thousands of dollars to the presidential campaign of his wife, Democratic front-runner Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., according to campaign finance records examined by ABC News, in what some good government groups said created an appearance of impropriety.
"It's not illegal," Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, told ABC News. "But, of course, it's inappropriate and she should return the money. It does raise the appearance that this is payback."

No kidding.

One of the pardonees who has become a donor to Sen. Clinton is David Herdlinger, a former prosecutor in Springdale, Ark., who, according to press accounts at the time of his pardon pleaded guilty in 1986 to mail fraud after taking bribes to reduce or drop charges against defendants charged with drunken driving offenses.
Now a life and business coach in Georgia, Herdlinger was pardoned by President Clinton in January 2001; he donated $1,000 to Sen. Clinton's presidential campaign in August.
Insurance agent Alfredo Regalado, who gave Hillary Clinton $2,000, was pardoned by her husband for failing to "report the transportation of currency in excess of $10,000 into the United States," according to the Department of Justice.
John Deutch is a different case, having served as President Clinton's CIA director.
Pardoned by President Clinton for charges he had mishandled government secrets — but before the Department of Justice could file the proper paperwork against him — Deutch, now a professor at MIT, gave Sen. Clinton the maximum allowable donation, $2,300.
Neither Herdlinger nor Regalado nor Deutch could be reached for comment.

In Shrillary's defense, it must be difficult — in Democrat circles — to avoid all the shady characters Slick Willie treated to pardons and commutations in the final hours before trashing the White House and finally leaving. Check out this list.

Blissfully free of any ethical reservations, the Clintons used their pardon power to buy the votes of an entire town for Shrillary's Senate campaign:

In August 2000, during her first Senate run, Clinton met with the Hasidic community in New Square, where many members were working to obtain clemency for four members of their community who had been convicted of stealing tens of millions of dollars from the state and federal government.
The town overwhelmingly voted for Clinton, and in January 2001, the four men were granted clemency. Hillary Clinton had met with members of the community in August 2000, but said the issue did not come up.

No of course not. It's all just a remarkable coincidence, like the $200,000 paid to Shrillary's brother by Almon Glenn Braswell, after Bill pardoned him for mail fraud and perjury.

Most disturbingly, Clinton pardoned terrorists of the FALN in a cynical attempt to court the Puerto Rican vote in New York.

At least with the Clintons, you know what you're getting: corruption, irresponsibility, socialism, and naked lust for power.

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Smooth operator.

On a tip from Byron.



November 15, 2007

DUmmies Confirm: You Bet We're Insane

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:34 PM

No one drives the conservative point home like the sputtering hebephrenics at Democratic Underground. Their snarling responses to a even-tempered WSJ editorial by Peter Berkowitz entitled "The Insanity of Bush Hatred" would stand up in any court as incontrovertible evidence that yes, these hate-filled moonbats are certifiably insane.

A note on the following excerpts: "*" is moonbattese for Bush. Some moonbats are so consumed with psychotic hatred, they are incapable of typing his name.

all we've got left is the hatred. And it grows like an infection, an unlanced boil.
I have never hated politicians like I do the * administration. I do not want them to just leave office (if they do, and in my worst nightmares, I wonder if they will relinquish power). I want them held accountable and I want them to answer for what they have done to this country.
I hate, despise, loathe and detest Bush with the burning intensity of a white hot sun.
I'm sure they called the Hitler haters crazy, too.
WSJ is insane - can't think why anyone would read such filth
I hate people who don't hate Bush.
Ya either, hate 'im or get out the way.
Insane NOT to hate him..
it should be why does * hate us?
I hate the little king pissypants as much as… my Father (R.I.P., Dad) hated Hitler when we had to go drop his bomber's load down on innocent people's heads several times a week between 1942 and 1945…
Consider the source of this O-pinion! A sychophantic wsj flunkie who worships at the altar of corporatewhores. Corporations don't "hate" bushite ..only the People. What a coincidence that bushite is fucking over(as in killing and stealing from them) the People and showering corporations with gifts.
Hating a Torturer is NOT Insane
So we have moron* hatred, but after the repuke schmucks stole two elections they were the biggest most angry mother fuckers toward dems, libs and progs I had ever seen. They fucking "won" and were still pissed off. Yet moron* totally fucks over the country and we have to question why we hate the loathsome son of a bitch*? yeah, that's fucking logic for you.
How can you calmly accept a retarted warmongering coporate… …whore like Bush?
Wanton Boy's [W's] eyes gleam when he talks about killing. He displays eerie, hellish smiles. And that's only one of the reasons why I hate him.
I am NOT crazed by my absolute hatred of that fascistic Bush who stole his elections and is now running an EVIL regime capable of the worst brutality and taking away all our rights! I AM NOT INSANE!!! DO YOU HEAR ME? I AM NOT INSANE DUE TO THE VERY SIGHT OF THAT FRAT BOY PRESIDENT WHO MAKES ME WANT TO BANG MY HEAD AGAINST THE WALL IN ANGER!!!]

Et cetera. They hate Bush, Bush is persecuting them, Bush is Hitler, Bush is a capitalist and a counterrevolutionary and a war criminal who oppresses the People out of sheer malice. The spittle sprays as they tell everyone else on the bus all about it.

Berkowitz can rest his case.

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They're crazy, all right.

Hat tip: DUmmie FUnnies, on a tip from Cheetah.



Variety: Rush Limbaugh Caused Hollywood Writer's Strike

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:21 PM

Here's something new: Hollyweird's writer's strike is not the fault of either global warming or the war in Iraq. According to Variety, Rush Limbaugh is to blame.

Kudos to Rush for slowing down the deluge of slop gushing out of Tinseltown. Here's how he did it:

[S]trike rhetoric is oddly mirroring modern politics, where partisans now filter straight-ahead reporting through an "us vs. them" prism, seeking out accounts that buttress their views while shunning those that might challenge them.
This represents a relatively recent dynamic, fueled by the Rush Limbaugh era of talkradio, cable news and the Internet, which barely existed during the last strike in 1988.

1988 will be remembered throughout broadcast history as the year Rush's nationally syndicated show debuted, to the intense irritation of moonbats at Variety and everywhere. They liked it so much better when everyone in the media held the same point of view.

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We have yet another reason to be thankful to El Rushbo.

Hat tip: NewsBusters, on a tip from Cheetah.



Latest Civil Right: Topless Swimming

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:46 PM

The eternal struggle for civil rights has opened a new front. Two young Swedish women have sent a letter to the Equal Opportunities Ombudsman after they were asked to stop swimming topless at the Fyrishov leisure complex in Uppsala.

They argue that if women have to wear bikini tops, men should have to wear them too.

Proclaims exhibitionistically inclined Ragnhild Karlsson, who is studying to be a speech therapist:

We thought it was against the law to treat people differently.

Moonbat equality: the notion that all people are exactly the same. If they could find a way to make men menstruate, it would be imposed by law.

swedish_bikini_team.jpg   Imagine the diplomatic crisis that could ensue if the Swedish Bikini Team were to take off their tops, just as Bill Clinton creeps back into the White House.



Support the Troops Drive Suppressed in Cambridge

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:13 PM

Fox25 has video of an appalling story of moonbattery in the land of Ted Kennedy and John Kerry. Boy Scout Troop 45 in Cambridge, Massachusetts tried to raise the morale of local troops fighting terrorists in Iraq by placing donation boxes in polling places. But after a single complaint, municipal bureauweenies removed the boxes on the grounds that they were "pro-war."

Marsha Weinerman, Executive Director of the Cambridge Board of Elections, claims the Scouts didn't have permission to place the boxes. According to the Scouts, they received permission not once but twice.

We've reached the point where local governments will repress support for our soldiers under fire. On the other side of the country, seditious activists attack the police while attempting to prevent the transport of military supplies, secure in the knowledge that their clearly treasonous activities will entail no consequences of any significance.

Left unchecked, the moonbattery that is eating away at our society will lead either to civil war, or to complete dissolution.

On a tip from Jack Bauer.



Moonbat Community Calendar

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:46 AM

Moonbats who have a hard time organizing their time effectively are advised to make use of the Olympia Peace & Justice Community Calendar. Featured activities include:

11:00a - 7:00p MacBeth party: dress as a soldier and pretend you have horrible stories to tell of US excesses in Iraq. First to get their story printed in the media wins a figurine from Hummel!
1:00p - 1:15p Protest to demand firing of reporter at local paper who refuses to agree with us about Bush's illegal restriction of our freedoms and rights.
1:15p - 5:00p Celebrate firing of reporter at local paper who refused to agree with us about Bush's illegal restriction of our freedoms and rights.
7:00p - 10:00p Making a Difference: Attend Redacted debut dressed as Dr. Frank-n-Furter. There goes my allowance.
11:00a - 9:00p Get up, get Stoned. Yell "Bush sucks" for the rest of the day
12:15p - 12:30p Peter pulling contest at Saint Taffys, CA$H prizes. Double your prize for yelling "Bush sucks" while pulling peter.
6:00p - 8:00p Meet at Starbucks to discuss evils of Corporate America's control of the means of distribution, celebrate Rainbow Goldfarb's latest abortion.
4:00a - 5:30p Upside-down naked unicycle race down Main Street.
[Thanksgiving] Release frozen turkeys back into the wild. Eat curried Tofu to show solidarity with the Indians Columbus fucked over.

A moonbat's day is always full.

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



Santa Warned That Saying "Ho Ho Ho" Is Offensive

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:53 AM

As political correctness becomes ever more restrictive and deranged, it's getting harder to tell real news from hoaxes. See if you can believe this:

SYDNEY (AFP) - Santas in Australia's largest city have been told not to use Father Christmas's traditional "ho ho ho" greeting because it may be offensive to women, it was reported Thursday.
Sydney's Santa Clauses have instead been instructed to say "ha ha ha" instead, the Daily Telegraph reported.
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Ho ho ho. Now I get it.

On a tip from Bill.



Peter Perkins: Pervert Teacher Still on the Public Payroll

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:23 AM

Social studies teacher Peter Perkins of Rogers High School in Spokane, Washington hasn't been teaching for over a year, but he's still collecting his salary and benefits, despite this:

Spokane Public Schools documents allege that Perkins photographed and twisted the nipples of bare-chested high school boys in a bathroom, wrote about his fantasies of raping a student, engaged in explicit online chats using district computers, and downloaded graphic files titled "Teen Muscle Boy" to a publicly owned computer. In all, there were 13 allegations of misconduct. […]
According to the parent and student who first contacted the district, Perkins asked his students in class to look at his MySpace.com Web page, which contained links to pornographic materials and stated he was attracted to "younger" Asian, Hispanic and Native American men, the investigative documents state.

How multicultural. There's more:

The forensic specialist found that Perkins had numerous sexually explicit online chats on his district computer, then copied, pasted and saved them to Word documents. Using graphic language, he allegedly talked about masturbating after watching high school boys wrestle; discussed another man's luck at having sex with a high school sophomore; fantasized about forcing himself on a "hot student" in a locker room; and talked of role-playing as a teacher who would rape a "bad" student.

One day the paychecks might stop, but not before a state hearing has been scheduled for the appeal of his dismissal. His teaching license has not yet been revoked. He has not been charged for misusing public resources, or for anything else.

This scandal isn't Perkins' first brush with fame. He appeared on a PBS broadcast entitled "A Hidden Life," during which he whimpered to Frontline reporters about the hardship of being a homosexual. PBS hasn't gotten around to reporting on the hardship of having a homosexual teacher.

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Peter Perkins, PBS's put-upon pervert.

On a tip from V the K.



CBS Praises Norman Mailer, Who Lauded 9/11

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:48 AM

Just how vile was Norman Mailer? NewsBusters offers a reminder while reporting on a CBS hagiography of the thankfully deceased moonbat novelist.

CBS's Martha Teichner approvingly raved that Mailer was

a hell of a big man for a short guy, scrappy, brilliant, controversial. Slugging away at life and letters until the very end. […] Mailer was unapologetically liberal, anti-war, anti-Nixon, anti-establishment.

He was controversial, all right. Here's what he had to say a few weeks after the World Trade Center was brought down by terrorists, killing thousands of innocent Americans:

Everything wrong with America led to the point where the country built that tower of Babel, which consequently had to be destroyed.
What if those perpetrators were right and we were not? We have long ago lost the capability to take a calm look at the enormity of our enemy's position.

As suggested earlier, Norman Mailer was both evil and insane. That the lefties running the mainstream media would lionize this psychotic cockroach is a reminder of how useless it would be to expect reason from them.

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Norman Mailer exhibiting the subtlety of his nuanced liberal positions.

On a tip from Cheetah.



Boulder Imposes a Little More Equality

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:00 AM

Moonbat educrats in Boulder have moved America one step closer to the uniform mediocrity liberals extol as "equality."

Boulder Valley School District has seen its last valedictorian, as class rank will no longer be calculated. Apparently the idea is that if no one is allowed to be the winner, no one will feel like a loser; in actuality, it makes all of us losers.

School Board President Helayne Jones explains:

We have a responsibility and a goal of educating the whole child and not just coming up with this race for tenths of a percentage. High school is supposed to be a time to try things out.

You know, like LSD, casual sex, homosexuality, etc. At least, that's what Boulder kids are taught at the annual Conference on World Affairs.

To be competitive in the old valedictorian race, students would have to take more difficult classes, which were weighted more heavily. Now they can goof off by taking theater and phys ed, secure in the knowledge that it's useless to exert yourself when the authorities will assure that we're all equal anyway.

Hat tip: Slapstick Politics.



Al-Qaeda Allies Unleash Anarchy in Olympia

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:24 AM

There are consequences to our refusal to punish treason. One is the continuing anarchy in Olympia, Washington, where moonbats have been using whatever means their infantile minds can conceive to assist their al-Qaeda allies by blocking military supplies on the way to Fort Lewis.

The Army has been forced to use trickery to get supplies to the base, as if Washington State were deep in unsecured enemy territory. Police in riot gear distracted a moonbat mob while a military convoy left the port by a different exit.

Moonbats threw rocks at the police, hitting an officer in the knee and breaking the window out of a police car.

Those arrested are not shot for assisting the enemy in time of war, as they richly deserve and as would have been standard procedure in saner times. Instead some are locked up overnight to keep them off the street; amazingly, the moonbats whine even about this.

Janis Duddles was incarcerated with some other moonbats for about two hours before getting sprung by claiming to have a heart condition. She screams:

I think the biggest deal is not necessarily what was happening on the street, but somehow, the Olympia Police Department thinks it's OK to put 17 people in 90 square feet. How dare they.

Other accomplishments of these screeching insurgents include pouring concrete on train tracks and using children as human shields.

The insolence of these vermin will only worsen, if that's still possible, until they are at long last held accountable for their behavior.

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A mob of treasonous moonbats marches in Olympia on behalf of al-Qaeda.

Hat tip: Knowledge Is Power, on a tip from V the K.



The Moonbat Version of Burning Books

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:29 AM

The Happy Endings Foundation is demonstrating against children's books that don't have happy endings by feeding Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events to some gerbils.

The destruction of the books can be seen live on the Internet via webcam. It ought to send a powerful message to the publishing industry.

When the Constitution is fed to gerbils, we'll know that moonbattery has triumphed.

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Gerbils doing the dirty work.

On a tip from V the K.



Alec Baldwin Wants to Cure Us of Addiction to Energy

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:05 AM

Since moonbats stridently oppose burning fossil fuels, they must want us to use nuclear power, the only currently feasible alternative to keep our power plants running — right?

Wrong. Bellicose Tinseltown glitterpig Alec Baldwin is spearheading a jihad against Indian Point, a nuclear plant north of New York City. Opines the noted nuclear physicist Baldwin:

Nuclear power as it exists today is not safe. Many of the people in this room know that the federal government has manipulated the facts about nuclear power for years. The government cannot be relied on … to present you with honest facts.

If you want honest facts on technical matters, obviously you must turn to unhinged Hollyweird moonbats whose careers have passed their expiration dates.

How are we going to provide NYC's massive energy needs without fossil fuels or nuclear energy? Maybe if we close our eyes and think green thoughts, the lights will come on all by themselves. If not, and civilization collapses around us, at least we'll be cured of what Baldwin denounces as our "addiction to energy."

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Baldwin discusses weighty matters with an intellectual peer.

On a tip from Wiggins.



November 14, 2007

Time to Rename Lunatic Lane

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:50 PM

In 2000, a stretch of I-285 was renamed Cynthia McKinney Parkway after the former Georgia Representative. It commemorates accomplishments such as these by Ms. McKinney:

  • Assaulted a Capitol Police officer out of sheer orneriness, then tried to turn it into a racial incident;
  • Helped create the seat she holds through race-based gerrymandering;
  • Was a member of the extremely radical Progressive Caucus;
  • Has a voting record that is applauded by the AFL-CIO, NARAL, and the NEA, a teacher's union that bears heavy responsibility for the current sorry state of affairs in education;
  • Has voted to legalize killing babies even after they are born;
  • Has voted against safeguards to prevent fraudulent voting;
  • Has refused to vote to condemn the rabidly racist lunatics at Nation of Islam;
  • Has taken every possible opportunity to express her hostility toward Israel;
  • Has taken massive political campaign contributions from radical Muslims;
  • Begged for the $10 million Rudy Giuliani turned down after 9/11 from Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal — money that came attached to the message that we deserved what we got for supporting Israel;
  • Publicly said, "We know there were numerous warnings of the events to come on September 11. What did this administration know and when did it know it, about the events of September 11th? Who else knew, and why did they not warn the innocent people of New York who were needlessly murdered?….What do they have to hide?";
  • Supported brutal Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe's policy of confiscating land from Caucasians;
  • Counts the Association of Trial Lawyers of America as one of her biggest campaign contributors; and
  • Was named March 2006 Moonbat of the Month™ by Moonbattery and Something… and Half of Something.

Despite this impressive list of achievements, some want the road to revert to its old name, Memorial Drive, in honor of those who have died protecting the freedoms moonbats like McKinney are so wont to abuse. As State House Rep. Mike Jacobs argues:

Who's more deserving? I think the question answers itself.… [And] in light of the fact that her commitment to the state of Georgia is nil, we should re-double our efforts to remove her name from a state road.

McKinney lives in California now, where a cult calling itself Run! Cynthia! is trying to draft her as a presidential candidate on the Green Party ticket.

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Naming a mental institution after McKinney would have been more appropriate.

On a tip from V the K.



Newsweek Signs up Markos "Screw Them" Moulitsas

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:59 PM

Resoundingly renouncing even a pretext of moderation, Newsweek has signed up Markos Moulitsas of the demented Daily Kos as a contributor to cover the 2008 election campaign.

Moulitsas is best known for having the following to say about American contractors who were murdered by terrorists and had their corpses publicly desecrated while providing security for a convoy delivering food in Iraq:

Kos on contractors

Supposedly Newsweek has plans to balance the King of the Kostards with someone on the opposite end. However, conservatives by nature can offer no equivalent to the psychotic fanatacism personified by Moulitsas.

On a tip from Cheetah.



Seattle Public Schools Wish Kids an Unhappy Thanksgiving

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:40 PM

From a letter to Seattle Public Schools staff, from Caprice D. Hollins, Psy.D., Director of Equity, Race & Learning Support et al. (via Michelle Malkin):

With so many holidays approaching we want to again remind you that Thanksgiving can be a particularly difficult time for many of our Native students. This website http://www.oyate.org/resources/shortthanks.html offers suggestions on ways to be sensitive of diverse experiences and perspectives and still make the holiday meaningful for all students. Here you will discover ways to help you and your students think critically, and find resources where you can learn about Thanksgiving from a Native American perspective. Eleven myths are identified about Thanksgiving, take a look at #11 and begin your own deconstruction.
Myth #11: Thanksgiving is a happy time
Fact: For many Indian people, "Thanksgiving" is a time of mourning, of remembering how a gift of generosity was rewarded by theft of land and seed corn, extermination of many from disease and gun, and near total destruction of many more from forced assimilation. As currently celebrated in this country, "Thanksgiving" is a bitter reminder of 500 years of betrayal returned for friendship.

Here's another myth: Rubbing children's faces in the cultural self-hatred of their moonbat educators serves some constructive purpose.
Fact: Holidays should be enjoyed, God should be thanked, and American culture should be celebrated.

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Only a turkey wouldn't like Thanksgiving.

On a tip from V the K.



David Shuster, Fanatic

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:54 PM

MSNBC moonbat David Shuster has once again indulged in his sophomoric ideology at the expense of professionalism, describing presidential candidate Tom Tancredo as a "border control fanatic" for putting out an ad suggesting that in light of the terror war being waged against us, failing to defend the border could have dangerous consequences.

NewsBusters has video. Here's video of the ad that has Shuster's knickers in a twist.

Tancredo calls for securing our ports and borders in light of the extremely serious terror threat made undeniable by 9/11. This stand hardly makes him a fanatic. Rather, belligerently opposing it makes Shuster a fanatic.

Shuster has demonstrated his fair and balanced approach to journalism in the past by praising an obscene two-word editorial denouncing President Bush by like-minded children at the Rocky Mountain Collegian.

David_Shuster.jpg   It isn't easy to compete with MSDNC colleagues Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann when it comes to moonbattery — but Shuster does his best.

On a tip from Cheetah.



San Francisco to Issue ID to Illegal Aliens

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:45 AM

Shrillary had to back down on her support for Eliot Spitzer's plan to give drivers licenses to illegal aliens, but when it comes to moonbattery, San Francisco never backs down. Its Board of Supervisors voted 10 to 1 to issue municipal identification cards to city residents, including illegal aliens.

Companies holding city contracts will be required to accept the cards as legitimate ID, accept when state and/or federal laws require something more serious. Not that San Francisco is terribly concerned with the requirements of federal law. City policy forbids any cooperation with immigration officials regarding the arrest and deportation of illegal aliens.

The municipal ID cards are intended to be used for setting up bank accounts. Typically, banks like Bank of America and Wells Fargo have indicated they will go along with it, national interests be damned. Drunken degenerate Mayor Gavin Newsom is behind the idea too.

The lone opposition was by Supervisor Sean Elsbernd, who objected primarily because of the cost. But as a rule, cost is not an issue with moonbats, because taxpayers always have more money.

Speaking of which, the board also voted to double the amount of public money for candidates running for Supervisor. No doubt the new IDs will come in handy for illegals when election day rolls around.

On a tip from Mike.



Bruxism as Covered by the New York Times

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:13 AM

With the New York Times, even an article in the health section about sleep bruxism (grinding your teeth) manages to rub homosexuality in readers' faces.

Author Paul VanDeCarr quotes a doctor who says the pressure is the equivalent of a football player standing on your tooth. VanDeCarr then chirps:

Even if I wanted a football player in my bed, I certainly wouldn't want him standing on my teeth. I became aware of his presence the way that many bruxers do. My then-boyfriend told me I woke him up with a dreadful crunching noise that came from grinding…

Got it, you're stylishly gay — whatever that may have to do with bruxism. Surprisingly, global warming wasn't mentioned.

On a tip from Dave.



Global Warming Propaganda Blitz at University of Colorado

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:49 AM

University of Colorado, which saw fit to put the rabidly anti-American fabricator, plagiarist, and make-believe Indian Ward "Little Eichmanns" Churchill in charge of its Ethnic Studies department, is following in the steps of NBC-Universal by applying a full-court press on the global warming hoax. From a CU email (via Slapstick Politics):

I am working with the Environmental Center on campus to promote Focus the Nation, a nationwide effort to designate one day (January 31, 2008) to discussing climate change and the relevant challenges that face us.
At CU, we will be organizing a "teach-in" on that date, meaning that no student, faculty, or staff member should be able to go through campus without encountering the topic of climate change. The primary way of meeting that goal is to have faculty members — and TAs/graduate instructors — incorporate the topic into their class activities. This is by no means limited to departments such as Environmental Studies or Atmospheric Chemistry; in fact, the idea is to get students who are not normally studying climate change to understand its relevance to all of our lives.

Just like every show was about climate change propaganda during NBC's Green Is Universal week — even football games — all classes at CU are to be about forcefeeding students the global warming hoax. The Gospel of the Goracle must be absolutely everywhere, lest someone notice that it rests upon lies.

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Imagine paying a fortune for an education and getting nonsense like this.



Time Magazine: Global Warming Killed the Dinosaurs

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:10 AM

When I was a kid, I was told that dinosaurs became extinct when the climate went cold, probably as a result of a giant meteor and/or volcanic eruptions. Like most life forms, dinosaurs liked it warm, which it was even in the polar regions during their heyday.

But prehistory has had to be revised, now that global cooling is passé, and any ill that can't be blamed on the war in Iraq must be a result of global warming — even, for those gullible enough to believe Time Magazine — the demise of the dinosaurs.

By spewing ash into the air that blocks out the sun, volcanoes used to cause cooling. But in keeping with politically correct ideology, this now causes warming. Remarkably, Al Gore's reengineering of reality works retroactively, so that it applies even to dinosaurs, who did not know enough to save themselves by voting for higher taxes and more government control.

Time quotes a politically astute scientist who knows where grant money comes from as claiming that volcanic activity "leads to greenhouse warming that puts a major stress on the environment" — thus dooming the dinosaurs.

For those who don't grasp Time's subtle message, I'll summarize:

WE'RE ALL DOOMED! WE'RE GOING TO GO THE WAY OF THE DINOSAURS! ONLY THE GORACLE'S GOSPEL CAN SAVE US!

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If only the dinosaurs had embraced the gospel of the Goracle.

On a tip from Scott.



Next Generation of Foggy Bottom Moonbats Studying in Cairo

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:36 AM

A glowing Roto-Reuters piece extols Americans who responded to the 9/11 atrocities by studying in Cairo, in search of an answer to the immortal liberal question, Why Do They Hate Us? If its spin is anything close to reality, we can look forward to another generation of seditious moonbats in the State Department, eager to go native at the first opportunity.

Professors at the American University in Cairo call them "September 11 kids." In the heart of Egypt's capital the university with its arabesque buildings and gardens of palm trees is a new hot spot for Americans studying abroad.
Drawn by curiosity about the September 11 attacks on New York's World Trade Center in 2001, hundreds of American students are venturing to the Middle East, eager to learn Arabic, study Islam and cut through media stereotypes as they prepare for careers in intelligence or diplomacy.

Flying planes into buildings sure gets attention. Appallingly, it's largely positive attention.

Natasha George, a 38-year old Texan, decided to study at AUC in Cairo after her brother Michael deployed to Iraq with the U.S. Air Force.
"I wanted to understand how we got into a position where we were invading a country with no real reason," she said. "I wanted to get a first-hand look and I didn't trust the information that the U.S. media was reporting."

Whereas the rabid anti-infidel propaganda spewed by the state-controlled media in Egypt is utterly reliable. But it can hardly be worse than al-Reuters:

Many students say they came to the Middle East to try to understand the widespread anger in the region over U.S. policies. Most say the Arab world does not resemble the violent place they say the U.S. media often portrays.

Tell that to the 62 tourists massacred at Luxor, one of whom was slit open so the terrorists could stuff a leaflet into his torso, calling for the release of lefty lawyer Lynne Stewart's comrade Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman.

Here's the scary part:

Niambi Young, a graduate student at Tufts University in Boston, already has a job lined up with the U.S. Department of State. A Fulbright scholar, she is studying Arabic at AUC and hip-hop in the Arab world.

Twenty years from now, one of these moonbats will be Secretary of State.

On a tip from Mega.



Tear-Jerking Tale Goes Awry

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:53 AM

At last: a little honesty in journalism. Mike Cassidy wrote a weepy piece for the San Jose Mercury News about homeless people living day to day at a Santa Clara Motel 6. The first time around, he tugged the heartstrings, but didn't get all the facts. To his credit, he published a follow-up piece:

Since the column ran, I've learned that LeAnn Jessup, 47, and her daughter Brittany, 20, are in trouble with the law. LeAnn pleaded guilty in July to passing bad checks at two elementary school fundraisers.
Brittany stands accused of the same crime and of writing a worthless check to her chiropractor. And mother and daughter have both been charged with skimming $2,775 from a San Jose Target store where LeAnn Jessup worked.

The fundraisers were to support special programs at Farnham and Fammatre Charter elementary schools. The put-upon Jessups received gift cards from local retailers in exchange for rubber checks:

"The bottom line is the children were ripped off," says Judy Reed, a parent volunteer who led Farnham's program last year.

When LeAnn worked at Target, she would ring up purchases for her daughter and then give her way too much change. Presumably this habit had something to do with her no longer working there.

Too bad she didn't just do her job and take home her paycheck; she wouldn't have ended up in the Motel 6, yanking on journalists' heartstrings.

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The family that pulls illegal tricks together, winds up in Motel 6 together.

On a tip from Dan.



SF Comical: Gullible = "Better Informed"

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:25 AM

Every news story is framed and spun, but sometimes propagandists become so absorbed in their ideology, they forget to gloss over the demagoguery with at least a patina of objectivity. Check out this headline from the San Francisco Chronicle:

Californians Better Informed on Global Warming Threat, Poll Finds

If you can guess what "better informed" means, you win a free carbon credit:

Californians are more likely than the rest of the nation to see global warming as a threat, but also are more optimistic that greenhouse gases can be cut while creating jobs and expanding the economy, according to a Field Poll released Friday.
State residents are more likely than other Americans to back efforts to address climate change, with large majorities favoring government regulations, tax incentives and other efforts by industry and individuals to curb their emissions, the poll showed.

Buying into liberal rhetoric while remaining oblivious to factual reality is what being "better informed" is all about for the sheeple whose gullibility has earned them the praise of the Comical. No wonder Al Gore just bought a swank apartment near the supposedly rising sea in San Francisco.

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Comical readers are better informed.

Hat tip: NewsBusters, on a tip from Cheetah.



November 13, 2007

Man Marries Dog

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:10 PM

What's next after gay marriage? This offers a clue — Selva Kumar, 33, of Sivaganga, India, has married a dog:

In a ceremony befitting a beautiful Indian bride, the bitch, a former 10-year-old stray named "Selvi," was bathed and dressed in a ceremonial orange sari with a garland of flowers adorning her neck. She was then brought to the temple in Tamil Nadu to be presented to Kumar by members of his family.
Kumar, sitting beside his bride, recited his marriage vows, declaring, "I will take care of it until its death." Then, the "couple" was declared married. […]
No word on where the couple would honeymoon or reside, or whether they had registered for gifts.

Unfortunately the marriage was not the result of true love. Kumar got hitched to the mutt on the advice of an astrologer, who claimed it would lift a "dog curse." Sharon Tendler's marriage to a dolphin was much more romantic.

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The blushing bride receives a garland.

On a tip from Cheetah.



Rachel Marsden and the Hugo Chavez Democrats

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:06 PM

The totalitarian moonbats at Daily Kos are exuberant. Possibly due to their jihad against her, conservative Rachel Marsden has been fired from the Toronto Sun after writing weekly columns for two years.

The Kostards are delighted that she no longer appears on the Sun's columnist list, yelping with joy that the paper "re-wrote history" — i.e., erased her, Stalin style, just as the Democrat Party's Nutroots base would do to anyone who won't guzzle their toxic Kool-Aid with sufficient enthusiasm.

Moonbats' special ire was aroused when Marsden wrote an excellent piece endorsing waterboarding for the terrorists liberals so cherish.

But Rachel is still kicking. Her Sun Media Column Statement:

Attention terrorists and Islamofascists: You can now read the Toronto Sun without having your delicate sensibilities offended, as my weekly column is no longer with Sun Media. I am currently exploring US syndication and other venues for the column. In the meantime, you can continue to read it here at RachelMarsden.com, every Monday. And yes (to respond to some of your queries), after more than 2 years of writing weekly for the Sun, I've been under a new Editor-in-Chief, Lou Clancy, since October 5th, who comes from Canada's most liberal newspaper: The Toronto Star. My column about Islam was spiked on his first day at the job. Best of luck to any principled conservatives who remain.

Although this is surely only a temporary setback in Marsden's career, there is certainly something ominous about the thugs LOTUS blog refers to as "Hugo Chavez Democrats" — unhinged bullies who will not rest until anyone who disagrees with them has been silenced.

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Kostard-certified countermoonbat.

On a tip from V the K.



Berkeley Moonbat Falls Out of Tree

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:15 PM

There is one less moonbat infesting the trees near Memorial Stadium in Berkeley.

As readers will recall, moonbats have been dwelling in the trees since last year, on the pretext that they don't want any of them removed for a new athletic facility on the edge of the UC campus. Though the moonbats have caused significant damage to the trees, a local judge at first allowed them to continue to live in them, but has since ruled that they have to come down.

Now tree-dweller Nate Hill has fallen 30 or 40 (depending on the source) feet out of one of the trees, breaking an arm and a leg.

Apparently Hill was trying to get down to see his father, who had come from the East Coast to visit him, when he relied on a traverse line to which he was not attached and plummeted to the ground. The society Hill and friends so theatrically reject quickly came to the rescue, ferrying him off to the hospital for medical care no doubt paid for by someone other than himself.

The guy is 24 years old, but being a moonbat, shows no sign of maturing beyond the terrible twos. Rather than accept any responsibility even for being a klutz, Hill insists his mishap was somehow the fault of the university for putting up a fence around the trees. Presumably the fence is to prevent normal people from wandering into the realm of moonbats, where sewage sloshing out of buckets or even the propane tanks the hippies use for cooking might fall on their heads.

Earlier this year, a female moonbat fell out of one of the trees and broke her wrists. But many are still up there, reminding us all what chainsaws are for.

nate_hill.jpg   Nate Hill, tree-dwelling moonbat.

On a tip from Mike.



Hugo Chavez Compares Himself to Jesus Christ

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:19 AM

In the aftermath of behaving so boorishly at an Ibero-American summit that the King of Spain had to ask him to shut up, Hugo Chavez is now comparing himself to Jesus Christ:

Mr Chavez, who was told by King Juan Carlos to "shut up" at a summit in Chile, said if he were to keep quiet "the stones of the people of Latin America would cry out", paraphrasing words used by Christ in Jerusalem shortly before his crucifixion.
The Venezuelan information ministry later issued press releases detailing the relevant passages in the Bible to ensure the message was clear.

As other communist dictators have proven, megalomania and moonbattery are a very dangerous mix.

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The anti-Chavez resistance agrees with King Juan Carlos.

On a tip from Ian from the EUSSR.



More Shrillary Staged Question Revelations

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:59 AM

We haven't even reached the first primary, and already the Clinton lies are piling up again. When Shrillary's campaign was caught red-handed staging questions in Iowa, we were led to believe it was a unique occurrence. But revelations from Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff, who asked the planted question, indicate otherwise.

She had another question in mind, but a Clinton staffer brushed it off as too difficult, and gave her one from a set list. She was given a specially designated "student" question, making it easier for Shrillary to identify her — despite assurances from spokesman Mo Elleithee that the Hilldog had "no idea who she was calling on."

Says a skeptical Gallo-Chasanoff:

I don't know whether Hillary knew what my question was going to be, but it seemed like she knew to call on me because there were so many people, and … I was the only college student in that area.

She also reports:

After the event, I heard another man … talking about the question he asked, and he said that the campaign had asked him to ask that question.

Afterwards, Clinton operatives tried to manage her interactions with the media. She's still an undecided voter, but it doesn't sound like she'll be voting Clinton in light of this remark:

Personally I want to know that I have someone who's honest representing me.

Geoffrey Mitchell of Hamilton, Illinois has also come forward to report being fed a staged question by the Clinton camp in Iowa. Elleithee tried to cover this with a lie, falsely claiming that Mitchell was an acquaintance of the staffer.

But by now no one should be surprised that to the Clinton Machine, we little people are pawns to be manipulated for political advantage.

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Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff: Exploited by Clintonoids.



"Stewardship": The Latest Euphemism for Nanny State Totalitarianism

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:10 AM

The sages of the Nuffield Council of Bioethics are calling on the British government to intrude still more imperiously into the lives of the wards of the State previously known as citizens. On their wish list: higher alcohol taxes, an end to 24-hour drinking, a ban on smoking in your own home, and fluoride in the water.

Intones the Council's Lord Krebs:

People often reject the idea of a nanny state but the Government has a duty to look after the health of everyone and sometimes that means guiding or restricting our choices.

The favored term for nanny state totalitarianism is now "stewardship," which according to Lord Krebs is "more sensitive to the balances between public good and individual freedom." If only. A report issued by Krebs and friends concludes:

The stewardship model provides justification for the UK Government to introduce measures that are more coercive than those which currently feature in the National Alcohol Strategy.

As Simon Clark of the smokers' lobby group Forest observed:

Politicians should take care not to overindulge in social engineering. Potentially, this report is a manifesto for a bully state in which people are increasingly forced to behave in a manner approved by politicians and evangelical health campaigners who want unprecedented control over our daily lives.

But in today's political climate, who's going to listen to a smokers' lobby group?

"Stewardship" works like a ratchet. Notch by notch it gets tighter, never slipping back, until absolutely nothing is left to the individual. Fluoride won't be the last thing do-gooder bureauweenies put in the water.

On a tip from Ian from the EUSSR.



British Bean Counters Divert Police from Serious Crimes

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:45 AM

To meet quotas set by bean counters, British police have been ignoring serious crimes to focus on those that are easier to solve.

Chief executive of the National Policing Improvement Agency Peter Neyroud explains:

Because detecting a stolen milk bottle counted the same as detecting a murder, you get your points from, not necessarily milk bottles, but certainly in mid-range, volume crime rather than serious crime.

For example, detectives stopped investigating a pedophile ring so they could trap a large number of burglars.

This ingenious approach might also be applied to socialized medicine. By ignoring life-threatening conditions and focusing on paper cuts and head colds, the NHS should be able to improve its cure rate dramatically.

On a tip from Panday.



November 12, 2007

Gordon Brown Plans Dystopian Eco-Towns

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:42 PM

You won't be needing your old copy of 1984 anymore. Just pick up a newspaper and read about Gordon Brown's plans for Airstrip One:

London (CNSNews.com) — The British government is planning to build a series of "eco-towns" that are not only environmentally friendly but designed to fight obesity as well.
As part of the latest push to deal with climate change, Prime Minister Gordon Brown earlier this year announced that he wanted to see ten new "eco-towns" built throughout Britain by 2020.
These free-standing towns would house up to 200,000 people and be designed to have as little environmental impact as possible, drawing on renewable energy sources such as solar power.
Health Secretary Alan Johnson told reporters last week that these new towns would also be "fit towns" that encouraged a healthy lifestyle on the part of their inhabitants. […] Children would be encouraged to play more sports, eat less junk food and would be regularly weighed at school.

No doubt each room will come with a telescreen, so that authorities can chastise those who don't participate in morning calisthenics with sufficient enthusiasm. Special scans might be used to ensure that residents think green thoughts.

Not everyone favors the new eco-towns. Anna Mitchell of Friends of the Earth frets that they will contribute to "this continuous urban sprawl," and the Campaign to Protect Rural England "expressed concern about the implications for the English countryside."

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Inside one of Gordon Brown's eco-towns.



The Natural History of Excrement

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:01 PM

At a hybrid science/art exhibit called the Genoa Festival of Science, moonbattery has been reduced to its purest essence. ScienceNOW Daily News reports that it features

a walking tour through the natural history of excrement featuring—you guessed it—a dizzying array of animal feces.

If only the folks at New York's Whitney Museum had thought of this. Then again, they probably have.

The report doesn't mention if the "natural history of excrement" covers the literary oeuvre of Norman Mailer.

natural_history_of_excrement.jpg   Who made it? My guess is: a moonbat attempting to express himself.

On a tip from Lyle.



United Nations Deemed Unsafe for Children

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:47 PM

The United Nations is dysfunctional at every level, even physically:

New York City's mayor says the United Nations building is such a hazard that he's threatening to suspend school visits unless conditions inside are fixed by early next year.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg warned that field trips will stop if sprinklers, smoke detectors, exit signs, emergency lighting, alarms that alert the fire department and other safety features aren't put in place by January and March of 2008, the United Nations told FOXNews.com.
The 1950s-era complex is reportedly missing many basic fire protection systems on several floors, according to U.N. Assistant Secretary-General Michael Adlerstein.

A "capital master plan" is underway to bring the building up to code. Its estimated cost is $1.876 billion. I wonder which country will pick up the lion's share of the bill.

If I may propose a more efficient solution:

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On a tip from Wiggins.



Islamobiles

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:24 PM

CNS News reports on the upcoming "Islamic car":

Coming soon? A car designed for Muslims, complete with a compass to indicate the direction of Mecca for prayers and a compartment to house the Koran and prayer scarves.
Proposed by Iran, the plan is under consideration by Malaysia's national auto maker Proton, the company's managing director said at the weekend in Tehran, where he is taking part in a business mission.

Reader Matt proposes more features:

Other features would include a roomy trunk where you can store your wives while running errands, radar detectors that spot Jews and Infidels, engines that shut off automatically five times a day for prayer purposes and most importantly a chassis packed with lots of high explosives and a dash-mounted detonator button for when your sleeper cell gets the word that it's "Jihad" time for the glory of God. Allahu Akhbar, baby!

Moonbats have their own special cars, why shouldn't their Muslim allies?

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Soon Muslims will have special vehicles too.



Obituary for a Moonbat: Norman Mailer

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:38 PM

Norman Mailer is dead. Kudos to Roger Kimball for not pretending this is a national tragedy:

Mailer epitomized a certain species of macho, adolescent radicalism that helped to inure the wider public to displays of violence, anti-American tirades, and sexual braggadocio. […] In 1955, Mailer helped to found The Village Voice, which, though always riven by internal dissension, quickly became a megaphone barking New Left thought, such as it was, into the mainstream culture. By the mid-1960s, he had emerged as an established antiestablishment guru. The spectacular success of works like The Armies of the Night (1968)—Mailer's bloated, "non-fiction novel" about the 1967 march on the Pentagon and his own role in the demonstration—bore witness to his gifts for literary demagoguery. Subtitled History as a Novel, the Novel as History, the book followed Truman Capote's example in In Cold Blood (1966), deliberately blurring fact and fiction, a procedure gratefully seized upon by a public eager to sacrifice truth to the demands of ideological zeal. Indeed, it was a procedure that characterized the intellectual—or, more accurately, the anti-intellectual—temper of a generation battened on mind-altering drugs and taught to regard any appeal to facts as an unacceptably "authoritarian" threat. Among anti-Vietnam War radicals—which is to say, among nine out of ten establishment intellectuals—Mailer's exercise in narcissistic psychohistory was greeted with ecstatic hosannas, and duly picked up both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Sample adulation from the critic Richard Gilman: "Mailer has opened up new possibilities for the literary imagination and new room for us to breathe in the crush of actuality." From the writer Nat Hentoff: "Mailer has won clear claim to being the best writer in America."

Despite his popularity among fellow moonbats, the "best writer in America" was lousy at writing:

When The Armies of the Night was serialized in Harper's, to the great excitement of the editor, Willie Morris, a young copy editor complained about Mailer's prose and, as one witness recollects, asked, "I wonder what he writes like when he's sober?" The unfortunate copy editor was promptly fired. But she was right: The Armies of the Night is a hyperbolic, self-indulgent mess that looks sillier and more naive with every year that passes.

In place of writing skills, Mailer offered psychosis:

[A]t a party he threw to announce his mayoral candidacy on the "Existentialist" ticket, Mailer got drunk and stabbed his wife Adele (number two), nearly killing her. (In 1969, Mailer ran for mayor again, this time on the "Secessionist" ticket, which included proposals that New York City become the fifty-first state and that disputes among young criminals be settled by jousting tournaments in Central Park.) Adele declined to press charges, and so Mailer escaped this outrage with a fortnight in Bellevue for observation.
Mailer's obsession with violence against women seems to have had a long gestation. Carl Rollyson opens his biography of Mailer with the story of John Maloney, a drunkard and a friend of Mailer and William Styron. In 1954, Maloney stabbed his mistress and fled. He was later jailed but released when charges were dropped. Styron recalled that at the time Mailer said to him: "God, I wish I had the courage to stab a woman like that. That was a real gutsy act." That tells one all one needs to know about Norman Mailer's idea of "courage."

Mailer's admiration for violent criminals extended to the vicious murderer Gary Gilmore, whom he praised for taking "revenge upon the American system," and to a violent communist with alleged writing skills named Jack Abbott, who was released from prison reportedly thanks to Mailer's influence. Soon afterward, Abbott stabbed a man to death. Mailer testified in the killer's defense. After the testimony, he proclaimed:

I'm willing to gamble with a portion of society to save this man's talent.

Mailer did have a redeeming quality — the unintentional humor of his work:

The truth is that Norman Mailer very quickly became a parody of himself. Since the Sixties was itself a ghastly caricature of political radicalism, few people at the time seemed to notice just how ridiculous Mailer's preening exhibitionism and blustering political and sexual pronouncements were. But as the years passed and Mailer became more and more indiscriminate in his enthusiasms, Mailer the existential sage was gradually revealed as Mailer the buffoon. […]
The unwitting comic dimension of Mailer's writing is large. But its many sinister elements far overshadow its humor. Norman Mailer may have been unintentionally funny; he was deliberately repulsive. He was an important figure in the story of America's cultural revolution not because people found him ridiculous but, on the contrary, because many influential people took the ideas of this ridiculous man seriously.

For a sample of the ideas that so inspired our intellectual superiors, here's Mailer on abortion:

I think when a woman goes through an abortion, even legalized abortion, she goes through hell. There's no use hoping otherwise. For what is she doing? Sometimes she has to be saying to herself, "You're killing the memory of a beautiful fuck." I don't think abortion is a great strain when the act was some miserable little screech, or some squeak oozed up through the trapdoor, a little rat which got in, a worm who slithered under the threshold. That sort of abortion costs a woman little more than discomfort. Unless there are medical consequences years later.
But if a woman has a great fuck, and then has to abort, it embitters her.

Mailer was beloved by moonbats for glorifying the hipster ethic in his appalling "The White Negro":

Hip abdicates from any conventional moral responsibility because it would argue that the results of our actions are unforeseeable, and so we cannot know if we do good or bad…. The only Hip morality … is to do what one feels whenever and wherever it is possible, and … to be engaged in one primal battle: to open the limits of the possible for oneself, for oneself alone, because that is one's need.

There you have it: moonbat morality in a nutshell. Kimball concludes:

"The White Negro" adumbrates practically everything that went wrong with American society under the assault of left-wing radicalism in the 1960s, from the addiction to violence, drugs, pop music, and sexual polymorphism, to the moral idiocy, jejune anti-Americanism, and mindless glorification of narcissistic irresponsibility and extreme states of experience. It was, as David Horowitz notes in his autobiography Radical Son, "the seminal manifesto of New Left nihilism…. In New Left thinking, criminals were only 'primitive rebels.'" Although many critics took issue with Mailer's exoneration of violence, the real message of the essay—if it feels good, do it!—was just then beginning to sweep the country with irresistible force. "The White Negro," along with some of Mailer's other essays from the late 1950s, represented an important opening salvo in the war on convention, restraint, and traditional morality. This, not his literary accomplishment, was the ultimate secret of Mailer's broad appeal. Mailer, as Joseph Epstein observed, "was one of the key men responsible for releasing the Dionysian strain in American life." He promised his readers what they longed to hear: that ultimate, self-centered ecstasy was theirs for the taking. Mailer once said that he would "settle for nothing less than making a revolution in the consciousness of our time." He did not make the revolution, but he assuredly became one of its most egregious abettors.

Some deaths are less sad than others.

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Mailer striking a pretentious pose.

On a tip from V the K.



Hollyweird Moonbats: USA = Nazi Germany, Conservatives = Witch-Hunters

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:28 AM

Yet again, a Tinseltown bubblehead has made a fool of herself with over-the-top hyperbole denouncing the country that made her rich. Here's how Meryl Streep justifies comparing America to the Third Reich:

When the government said, "you can't photograph coffins coming home from Iraq," that was a clear abrogation of the right to a free press. And the press rolled over. Look at how the German people have lived, for all these years, with a legacy of "How could you let that happen?" We might be living with that kind of legacy in the next fifty years.

A few questions for Meryl:

When America was fighting the real Third Reich, did the media strive to demoralize our country and our troops by obsessing on pictures of dead American troops? Would the government have allowed them to? Could anyone in Hollywood have spewed Streep's sort of moonbattery and still had a career?

Now some political wisdom from George Clooney, who apparently gives a lot of thought to political issues, but unfortunately isn't any brighter than Streep:

Go through the history of time. During the Salem witch hunt, the liberals thought there was no such thing as witches, and the conservative view was "They're witches and they all have to die."

Actually, the unhinged, seditious fools we now call liberals didn't have much of a presence back then. But the hysterical desire to seek out "witches" and punish them is still very much with us. Ask anyone accused of "racism."

Loony then provides a new litmus test for liberal candidates:

Anybody who's running who's gone through the Sixties and didn't smoke a joint, I don't want you for president. You haven't lived at all. What the f–k's wrong with you?

It's nice to see that even moonbats insist on some qualifications.

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Not the sharpest tool in the Hollyweird shed.

On a tip from Cheetah.



Police Accused of Racism for Describing Rapist as Hispanic

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:28 AM

Police in the Phoenix area are trying to hunt down the Chandler Rapist before he breaks into another house and rapes another child. But they won't get any help from KMYL 1190 AM, whose vice president of programming Mayra Nieves declares that it is "racial profiling" to admit that like many criminals in an area becoming overrun by illegal aliens, the suspect is Hispanic.

Fortunately Chandler police are more interested in catching the rapist than kowtowing to political correctness. Spokesman Sergeant Rick Griner says the department will continue to release details given by victims, and that

It would be irresponsible on our part to change or alter that.

The Chandler Rapist has attacked at least five girls aged 12–14 in the last year and a half. But Nieves would prefer more children be raped, than moonbat orthodoxy be violated by admitting that not all criminals are Anglo-Saxon.

chandler_rapist.jpg   Maybe police should give this sketch of the Chandler Rapist blond hair, so as not to engage in "racial profiling."

Hat tip: NewsBusters, on a tip from Cheetah.



Sarko Gets America

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:10 AM

From French President Nicolas Sarkozy's recent speech to a joint session of Congress:

From the beginning, the American dream meant proving to all men and women throughout the world, that freedom, justice, human rights and democracy, were not an utopia, but quite the reverse — they where the most realistic policy there is, and the most likely to improve the lot and fate of each and every one. To the millions of men and women who came from every country in the world and with their own hands, their intelligence, and their hearts, built the greatest nation in the world, America did not say, come and everything will be given to you. Rather she said, come, and the only limits to what you will be able to achieve will be the limits of your own courage, your boldness, and your talent.
The America that we love throughout the world embodies this extraordinary ability to grant each and every person a second chance, another chance, because in America, failure is never the last world, there's always another chance. Here, in your country, on this soil, the humblest and most illustrious citizens alike, know that nothing is owed to them, and that everything has to be earned. That is what constitutes the moral value of America.
America did not teach men the idea of freedom. She taught them how to practice it. And America fought for this freedom whenever she felt it to be threatened or jeopardized. And it was by watching America grow that men and women understood that freedom and liberty were possible, and it is that that gives you a special responsibility. What made America great is her ability to transform her own dream, the American dream, into a source of hope for all of mankind.

In other words, America is the opposite of something-for-nothing, authoritarian moonbattery.

On a tip from Bergbikr.



Boorish Chavez Told to Shut Up

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:09 AM

Hugo Chavez's infantile bellicosity makes him a hero to other moonbats, but the grownups at the Ibero-American summit in Santiago, Chile this weekend were less impressed.

Chavez denounced former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar as a "fascist," and announced:

Fascists are not human. A snake is more human.

Even Spain's new Prime Minister, socialist Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, was appalled. Showing more maturity and respect that many liberals here will accord our President, he responded:

Former President Aznar was democratically elected by the Spanish people and was a legitimate representative of the Spanish people.

When Chavez kept trying to interrupt, they had to cut off his microphone. Spanish King Juan Carlos turned to Chavez and said, "Why don't you shut up?"

But soon Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega, another liberal heartthrob, took the mic and ceded time to Chavez, who growled:

The Venezuelan government reserves the right to respond to any aggression, anywhere, in any space and in any manner.

Students at Central University in Caracas know just what he means.

Maybe it's not such a good idea to let moonbats run governments.

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A Chavez thug responding to "aggression" at Central University.

On tips from Byron and Cheetah.



DU Kooks Blame Resistance for Chavez Violence

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:50 AM

As mentioned last week, Chavez thugs opened fire on college students peacefully demonstrating against Chavez's latest moves toward communist dictatorship.

The gang at Democratic Underground are outraged — because they think the pro-democracy "RW" (right wing) shot its own supporters, evidently with American assistance, so as to blame Chavez.

Their evidence? Government security forces are not allowed on campus.

When you add extreme stupidity to psychotic paranoia, the results are not pretty, as DU proves once again.

Chavez gunmen at Central University in Caracas.

On a tip from Cheetah.



November 11, 2007

Rosie O'Donnell Gets Her News from Keith Olbermann

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:01 PM

NewsBusters reports:

Those that have wondered how someone like Rosie O'Donnell can be so disturbingly wrong about virtually every important issue of the day got an answer Thursday afternoon: she gets her news from Keith Olbermann.
In fact, not only does Rosie think "Countdown" is actually a news program, she believes it's "the best news show on TV."

In Rosie's own words, taken from around 2:00 in this video:

And hey, Keith Olbermann — the best news show on TV. If you're only going to watch one, watch that guy. Important stuff he's saying every night. Bravo, Keith Olbermann.

Olbermann is the guy who suspects agents of President Bush rubbed out Pat Tillman. But then, Rosie thinks the U.S. government must have destroyed the World Trade Center, since according to her fire cannot melt steel.

Readers will have to decide for themselves if Rosie's endorsement is more embarrassing for herself or for Olbermann, or if both of these unhinged, delusional dopes are beneath embarrassment.

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The moron mind meld.

On a tip from Cheetah.



Silky Pony Ice Cream

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:08 PM

Conservative Belle suggests that "Silky Pony" could be the newest ice cream flavor from Ben & Jerry's, in light of loony-left cofounder Ben Cohen's endorsement of John Edwards on behalf of his group Caucus4Priorities, which is devoted to cutting military spending.

Edwards must be proud that even with Shrillary Rotten and Barack Hussein Abominable for competition, he was chosen by one of the world's foremost hippies as the candidate most hostile to our armed forces — and just in time for Veterans Day!

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I can hardly wait for the ad campaign. Via Conservative Belle.



Religion of Peace Plans "Islamic State of North America"

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:46 PM

The Islamic movement As-Sabiqun (the Vanguard) has branches in Oakland, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, and Philadelphia, in addition to its headquarters in our capital. It's led by imam Abdul Alim Musa, who states openly on the organization's website that its objective is to replace the United States with "the Islamic State of North America" by 2050.

For once I have to disagree with Robert Spencer, who told WND that maniacs like Musa should be watched

Not because they have the power to succeed, but because they may commit acts of violence to achieve their purpose.

Who says they won't succeed? If current demographic trends continue, much of Europe will very probably fall under Islamic rule by 2050. With continued help from Democrats and their anti-American "multicultural" ideology, we won't be far behind.

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Our new flag might look something like this.

On a tip from Cheetah.



CNN Confirms: Don't Eat Your iPhone

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:17 PM

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Ever on the cutting edge of discovery, CNN has stumbled upon the environmentalist campaign to demonize iPhones for containing chemicals suspected to cause bellyaches and worse when fed to lab rats. Even CNN has a sense of humor on this one; too bad that doesn't mean the Center for Environmental Heath's suit against Apple will be laughed out of court.

Hat tip: NewsBusters, on a tip from Cheetah.



Rosa Brooks: Torture Is Centerpiece of GOP Platform

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:01 PM

Just how profound is the moral and intellectual derangement of modern liberals? Rosa Brooks of La Times offers a clue by asserting that "For the GOP, torture is the new abortion."

That is, approving of torture is now a litmus test for Republican candidates, just as opposition to abortion allegedly was but is no longer. Torture is the one issue that takes precedence over all others — the centerpiece of the party platform.

By "torture," Brooks means waterboarding select terrorists to save American lives. Evidently she has no clue what real torture entails.

Brooks isn't bright enough to notice the irony of her comparing abortion (which she implicitly endorses) with interrogating terrorists (which she opposes if it causes them discomfort). Given the choice between waterboarding and having their skulls crushed and brains sucked out, few would chose the latter.

The irony gets even deeper when Brooks sanctimoniously refers to the Declaration of Independence. As you might recall, that document refers to the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I'll repeat that first one, since Brooks seems not to have noticed it: LIFE. I couldn't find a reference to the right of foreign terrorists to kill American citizens without being forcefully interrogated if captured.

rosa_brooks.jpg   Rosa Brooks: What passes for intellect on today's Left.

Hat tip: NewsBusters, on a tip from Cheetah.



New York Forced to Choose between Doctors and Lawyers

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:14 PM

Predictably, New York State's socialist approach to the malpractice insurance crisis is not working.

Thanks to pathologically greedy ambulance chasers like John Edwards, doctors carry a crippling burden. Malpractice insurance costs run into six figures. Yet even at these prices, insurance providers cannot break even, due to the stratospheric amounts of loot lawyers have been expropriating from the medical profession.

One medical malpractice carrier faces a $500 million deficit. To cover it would require raising rates that are already extremely excessive by $50,000 a year, thus driving out of the state any doctor who could find work elsewhere.

Last July state Superintendent Eric Dinallo raised rates by 14%, half of what one carrier said it needed to break even. At the time he announced:

After years of failing to confront the fundamental problems that have led to this current environment, we have inherited the worst of both worlds: physicians who cannot afford to practice medicine, and insurers whose financial condition is rapidly eroding.

The corrupt tort system imposed by Democrats, who are largely financed by trial lawyers, is only the most obvious reason. Another is government involvement in malpractice insurance. New York bureaucrats actually looted $700 million from an state-controlled insurance company to close budget gaps in the early to mid-1990s.

The Democrat solution? Keep up the extravagant lawsuits, and socialize medicine. When these insane policies have driven American doctors into extinction, we can take the British approach and import Muslim doctors — which of course will lead to even more problems.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Casper the Friendly Racist

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:43 AM

A kid was suspended from Westview High School in San Diego for two days because his Halloween ghost custom reminded the hysterical witch-finders running the school of the sort of outfit prominent Democrat Senator and former KKK kleagle Robert Byrd used to wear.

Contrary to some reports, the ghost custom, made by his aunt 10 years previously and worn on and off by family members through the years, did not come with a pointy hat. But no one denies it was white.

The incident has inspired a parent's group to call for diversity and tolerance training — i.e., institutionalized brainwashing — in the Poway Unified School District.

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In America's dark past, children were exposed to racism.

On a tip from Bob.



Enjoy Your Lobster While You Can

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:40 AM

New Scientist is reporting that lobsters can feel pain.

Why should you care? Because to cook a lobster properly, you have to chuck it into the boiling water while it's still alive.

Since no self-respecting liberal bureauweenie would put human interests ahead of sensitivity to invertebrates, this could be bad news for seafood aficionados.

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Something else for moonbats to take away.

On a tip from El Presidente.



Fake Candidate Asked Fake Question about Fake Crisis

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:12 AM

The Hillary Clinton campaign was forced to retreat into uncharacteristic honesty when it was caught staging questions at a town hall meeting in Iowa.

Confessed campaign spokesman Mo Elliethee:

On this occasion a member of our staff did discuss a possible question about Senator Clinton's energy plan at a forum.

He then went into some Clintonesque parsing to explain why the staged question wasn't really staged because Shrillary didn't know who she was calling on.

It's a wonder Hillary Rotten takes any questions that aren't staged. Even career liberals like Tim Russert are quickly denounced for "swiftboating" on behalf of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy when they toss her anything tougher than a Baba Wawa–style slow-pitch softball.

The admittedly staged question unsurprisingly had to do with the global warming hoax that Dems and their media allies have been hyping. The climate change crisis is so fake, even questions about it are fake.

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As phony as global warming.

On tips from Bob and Cheetah.



Veterans Day

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:25 AM

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Compliments of Bergbikr.



November 10, 2007

No Helicopter to Work at NBC for Rosie

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:31 AM

Despite its desperation, MSNBC was not able to sign up utterly unhinged ultra-leftist Rosie O'Donnell to do a prime time news show. One reason Rosie and MSNBC weren't able to come to terms could have been her demand for daily helicopter rides to work — an odd requirement for someone who has been preaching about the validity of the global warming hoax.

You would think with all its $zillions, NBC-Universal could come up with a transport helicopter large enough to haul Rosie around. Maybe they've all been pressed into service in Iraq, thus depriving us of a chance to hear Rosie's 9/11 conspiracy theories as nightly news. If so, this would serve as yet another poignant reminder of the human cost of the war.

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Rosie loves her helicopter rides.

On a tip from V the K.



November 9, 2007

Subhoaxing for Global Warming: The Journal of Geoclimatic Studies

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:18 PM

The global warming hoax is getting sophisticated enough to spawn subhoaxes intended to discredit the resistance. A site calling itself Journal of Geoclimatic Studies is down now, probably permanently. Slick enough to temporarily trick even Rush Limbaugh, it claimed that global warming is caused by ocean bacteria. The findings were fictional, and the entire site was a hoax, as warned by Blue Crab Boulevard.

As American Thinker suggests, this could be either a prank played by some grad students for laughs, or a new chapter in the propaganda war being waged by authoritarian leftists under the banner of environmentalism.

Here's a coincidence: the hoax originated in Machynlleth, Wales, home of the environmentalist fanatic and hard-left propagandist from whose name the term "moonbat" may have been derived, George Monbiot.

On a tip from Brooklyn Red Leg.



Laugher of the Week

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:28 AM

Set your coffee down before reading this one:

According to Time Magazine editor Amy Sullivan, Hillary Clinton is a "moral conservative."

As most of us have been aware for some time, Shrillary is the farthest thing from moral or conservative. Attempting to justify her preposterous remark, Sullivan digs herself deeper (video):

It seems that on social issues, by which I mean kind of welfare and economic issues, she's fairly liberal. But she's a moral conservative. Which is to say that she also gets behind, you know, things like values issues. She's endorsed a plan to lower abortion rates…

Not even on MSNBC would this idiocy wash. Tucker Carlson responded:

She also has come out in support of partial-birth abortion, against the vast majority of Americans, at least as measured by poll numbers. So that suggests that's an issue she really believes in.

When Sullivan started reciting the brain-dead, pro-abortion bumper-sticker slogan "Safe, Legal, and Rare," Carlson asked:

Has she ever suggested placing any restriction of any kind on abortion, limiting for instance abortion for sex selection? Or any restriction, of any kind. Ever? I must have missed it. Has she?

In response, Sullivan started gibbering about preventing unwanted pregnancies (presumably by teaching schoolgirls to put condoms on cucumbers), and paying women to have babies out of wedlock. This must pass as the agenda of a "moral conservative" from the point of view of Sullivan, who in addition to inhabiting the cave full of moonbats at Time is also a member of Faithful Democrats and Progressive Faith Media.

amy_sullivan.jpg   From out on the end of Amy Sullivan's limb, Shrillary looks morally conservative.

On a tip from Cheetah.



IPCC Member Calls for Its Abolition

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:24 AM

This year the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shared the bad joke known as the igNobel Peace Prize with the Goracle as a reward for its politically motivated propagandizing on behalf of the potentially disastrous global warming hoax. But not everyone is in love with the IPCC — including those of its members who are not political hacks, but legitimate scientists with backbone and integrity.

As noted earlier, John Christy rejected the prize. Vincent Gray, a member of the IPCC Expert Reviewers Panel since its inception, goes further. He calls for the IPCC to be abolished:

Over the years, as I have learned more about the data and procedures of the IPCC I have found increasing opposition by them to providing explanations, until I have been forced to the conclusion that for significant parts of the work of the IPCC, the data collection and scientific methods employed are unsound. Resistance to all efforts to try and discuss or rectify these problems has convinced me that normal scientific procedures are not only rejected by the IPCC, but that this practice is endemic, and was part of the organisation from the very beginning. I therefore consider that the IPCC is fundamentally corrupt. The only "reform" I could envisage, would be its abolition.

Given the propaganda tactics that have been passed off as scientific method, even the widely accepted belief that the planet is in a warming trend is disputable:

It is based on a graph showing that "mean annual global temperature" has been increasing.
This claim fails from two fundamental facts.
1. No average temperature of any part of the earth's surface, over any period, has ever been made.
How can you derive a "global average" when you do not even have a single "local" average?
What they actually use is the procedure used from 1850, which is to make one measurement a day at the weather station from a maximum/minimum thermometer. The mean of these two is taken to be the average. No statistician could agree that a plausible average can be obtained this way. The potential bias is more than the claimed "global warming".
2. The sample is grossly unrepresentative of the earth's surface, mostly near to towns. No statistician could accept an "average" based on such a poor sample. It cannot possibly be "corrected".
It is of interest that frantic efforts to "correct" for these uncorrectable errors have produced mean temperature records for the USA and China which show no overall "warming" at all. If they were able to "correct" the rest, the same result is likely.
And, then after all, there has been no "global warming", however measured, for eight years, and this year is all set to be cooling. As a result it is now politically incorrect to speak of "global warming". The buzzword is "Climate Change" which is still blamed on the non-existent "warming".

Likewise, claims of large buildups of carbon dioxide are suspect:

The other flagship set of data promoted by the IPCC are the figures showing the increase in atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide. They have manipulated the data in such a way to persuade us (including most scientists) that this concentration is constant throughout the atmosphere. In order to do this, they refrain from publishing any results which they do not like, and they have suppressed no less than 90,000 measurements of atmospheric carbon dioxide made in the last 150 years. Some of these were made by Nobel Prizewinners and all were published in the best scientific journals.

Even if it were proven that temperatures and CO2 levels are both rising, that wouldn't prove there's a correlation between them. But this doesn't stop moonbats from propping up wild-eyed predictions with unvalidated computer models:

Proper "validation" of models should involve proved evidence that they are capable of future prediction within the range required, and to a satisfactory level of accuracy. Without this procedure, no self-respecting computer engineer would dare to make use of a model for prediction.
No computer climate model has ever been tested in this way, so none should be used for prediction.

After being forced to question the integrity of scientists who have been corrupted into playing along with the global warming hoax, Dr. Gray concludes:

The whole process is a swindle, The IPCC from the beginning was given the licence to use whatever methods would be necessary to provide "evidence" that carbon dioxide increases are harming the climate, even if this involves manipulation of dubious data and using peoples' opinions instead of science to "prove" their case.
The disappearance of the IPCC in disgrace is not only desirable but inevitable. The reason is, that the world will slowly realise that the "predictions" emanating from the IPCC will not happen. The absence of any "global warming" for the past eight years is just the beginning. Sooner or later all of us will come to realise that this organisation, and the thinking behind it, is phony. Unfortunately severe economic damage is likely to be done by its influence before that happens.

Too bad they don't report stuff like this on the news.

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Vincent Gray: Not drinking the Kool-Aid.

On a tip from Kevin.



Lego Shuns Troops, Extols Lefty Propaganda

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:32 AM

If Google is the official search engine of moonbats, and Miller is the official beer, Lego makes the official toy. The Corner's James Robbins explains how Lego shuns the troops while extolling leftist propaganda produced by a convicted bomber named Brett Kimberlin, who falsely claimed to have sold drugs to Dan Quayle:

A few days ago I posted a bleg asking for ways to reach out to Lego Systems, Inc. to see if they would donate Lego sets to wounded warriors at Walter Reed who use the sets for therapy. Quick response from Lego — forget it. Now we learn that Lego has awarded $5000.00 to eight year old Kelsie Kimberlin, as part of their first annual Creativity Awards. Her entry — a 5 minute anti-Bush video set to an altered John Lennon tune ("Happy Springtime/Bush is Over").
Problem: the video was actually produced by her father, Brett, who runs Justice Through Music, a civic engagement nonprofit. Brett is also noteworthy for being a convicted bomber (aka terrorist), and for having claimed to have sold pot to Dan Quayle in 1988. Just the kind of person you want associated with your child's favorite toy. Some free advice to Lego — want to fix this PR nightmare? Do the right thing and help the wounded warriors already.

It must really grate on the nerves of the execs at Lego that their toy has been used by children who indulge in counterrevolutionary capitalist ideology.

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Even Legos have been tainted by moonbattery.

On a tip from V the K.



MSNBC Puts Lies in Other People's Mouths

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:44 AM

It takes special skill to report for the MSM. For example, you have to able to put your lies in other people's mouths, by cutting out all of the words that don't say what you want them to. NewsBusters cites an example from MSNBC, which recently tried to convince readers that there is a schism among evangelical Christians, with many of them endorsing the frightening radical green agenda the network relentlessly espouses. An exerpt:

Randy Thomas, vice president of Exodus International, an evangelical ministry, wrote last month that "I have decided to vote for Huckabee. Yes, it is because he is unabashedly Christian, but it is also that he does care for the environment."

Sounds like Thomas has Kool-Aid running down his chin. But here's what he really said:

Speaking on behalf of me … and me alone … not any organization and (especially not Exodus because Exodus as an organization does not support or condemn any particular candidate) *I* have decided to vote for Huckabee.
Yes, it is because he is unabashedly Christian, but it is also that he does care for the environment (in a balanced way … not the "new religion" kind of way.)

You'll note that contrary to the impression MSDNC gave, Thomas was explicitly not speaking on behalf of Exodus International. You'll also note that Thomas provided a link highly critical of the global warming hoax that has been pushed so emphatically by the mendacious kooks running MSNBC.

Thomas comments on the twisting of his words:

MSNBC did not contact me or cite my blog. I find that intriguing and think it would have been common courtesy to do so. I found out that I was quoted by J. Thanks J. I don't like the appearance that I was quoted to make the case that there is a schism within evangelicals over the environment.

This should go without saying, but it never hurts to be reminded: never believe anything you read in the liberal establishment media.

On a tip from Cheetah.



November 8, 2007

Bill Maher on Democrats and Republicans Working Together

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:38 PM

The unspeakably vile Bill Maher discusses Republicans:

I don't want to work with these people. They can't be worked with. I want to crush them. I want to smash them into a fine powder and snort them!

No doubt Maher has already snorted more than enough powder. But he does make a strong case that it's futile for grownups to try to work with moonbats.

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Bill Maher pours on the charm.

On a tip from V the K.



Weather Channel Founder: Global Warming Is "Greatest Scam in History"

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:05 PM

Given an honest media, this would be front-page news. John Coleman is the founder of the Weather Channel, which has been aggressively ramming global warming propaganda down viewers' throats. He's exposing global warming as "the greatest scam in history":

It is the greatest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a SCAM. Some dastardly scientists with environmental and political motives manipulated long term scientific data to create an allusion of rapid global warming. Other scientists of the same environmental whacko type jumped into the circle to support and broaden the "research" to further enhance the totally slanted, bogus global warming claims. Their friends in government steered huge research grants their way to keep the movement going. Soon they claimed to be a consensus.
Environmental extremists, notable politicians among them, then teamed up with movie, media and other liberal, environmentalist journalists to create this wild "scientific" scenario of the civilization threatening environmental consequences from Global Warming unless we adhere to their radical agenda. Now their ridiculous manipulated science has been accepted as fact and become a cornerstone issue for CNN, CBS, NBC, the Democratic Political Party, the Governor of California, school teachers and, in many cases, well informed but very gullible environmentally conscientious citizens.[…]
This is my field of life-long expertise. And I am telling you Global Warming is a non-event, a manufactured crisis and a total scam.[…]
There is no run away climate change. The impact of humans on climate is not catastrophic. Our planet is not in peril. I am incensed by the incredible media glamour, the politically correct silliness and rude dismissal of counter arguments by the high priest of Global Warming.
In time, a decade or two, the outrageous scam will be obvious. As the temperature rises, polar ice cap melting, coastal flooding and super storm pattern all fail to occur as predicted everyone will come to realize we have been duped.

But if all goes according to plan, authoritarian moonbats will have exploited the hoax to acquire so much power by that time that it won't matter. We'll just hear through their media mouthpieces that their tax hikes saved the planet, but now new tax hikes are needed to prevent the ice age being brought on by our failure to let them regulate every beat of our hearts.

Hat tips: NewsBusters, American Thinker; on tips from Cheetah and Bergbikr.



Jim Cramer Lays into Andrew Cuomo

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:33 PM

Ever wonder why the banking industry is moving to Charlotte, and the stock market to London and Hong Kong? The main reason, other than Sarbanes-Oxley, is that New York State is run by moonbats like Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who was characterized with refreshing candor by Jim Cramer on CNBC's Mad Money.

Cuomo earned Cramer's special rage by exacerbating the mortgage crisis with more of the endless punitive probes that made the career of his predecessor, Eliot Spitzer.

Highlights, via NewsBusters:

Why doesn't he just destroy any opportunity we have to move the $1.25 trillion in houses that are sitting on the market right now?
Can I give you the real headline? Cuomo says let's make it harder to get a mortgage, let's make it harder to lend. Is that really the intent of this Democrat who wants to be the president of the universe?
Cuomo's about confiscation — genuine communism. The Chinese are capitalists, we got a communist.

Sometimes it takes a loose cannon to call a spade a spade. Good thing they just came out with Fox Business Network. It doesn't look like Cramer's on the same page as the rest of moonbat-infested NBC-Universal; he may be in the market for a new job soon.

On a tip from Cheetah.



Another Envirowacko Calls for Moving Humans Toward Extinction

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:42 PM

Communism killed 100 million people during the 20th century and ruined the lives of many millions more. But now we are seeing the emergence of a still more profoundly evil manifestation of moonbattery. Yet another environmentalist is calling for ridding the world of humans on a massive scale. Check out the genocidal rhetoric John Feeney has been spewing.

Many fear sounding alarmist, but there is an alarm to sound and the time for reticence is over. We've outgrown the planet and need radical action to avert unspeakable consequences.

Uh oh — "radical action" doesn't sound good. Before explaining what it means, Feeney reminds us how bad we are for being human:

If we've altered the climate, it should come as no surprise that we have damaged other natural systems. From deforestation to collapsing fisheries, desertification, the global spread of chemical toxins, ocean dead zones, and the death of coral reefs, an array of interrelated declines is evidence of the breadth of our impact.

How can we expiate our sins against Gaia? The same way Ukrainians expiated their sins against Uncle Joe Stalin:

We must end world population growth, then reduce population size. That means lowering population numbers in industrialised as well as developing nations.

Fiends like Stalin and Mao didn't explicitly call for genocide, yet killed tens of millions. How many would die under a totalitarian environmentalist regime?

According to green ideology, the human race is the problem. The Ultimate Solution is obvious.

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Better bury them deep. Rotting humans cause carbon emissions.

On a tip from V the K.



Jimmy Carter, Cat-Killer

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:08 PM

It isn't just Jews Jimmy "the Dhimmi" Carter hates; he's got it in for cats too. But with felines, Carter takes a more direct approach than helping Hamas push them into the sea. Check out this lowlight from a letter he wrote to his own sister-in-law, Sybil Carter, dated 5/13/90:

Lamentably, I killed your cat while trying just to sting it. It was crouched, as usual, under one of our bird feeders & I fired from some distance with bird shot. It may ease your grief somewhat to know that the cat was buried properly with a prayer & that I'll be glad to get you another of your choice.

Maybe he'll say a prayer for Israelis too when his terrorist compadres have killed the last one.

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You can't pick your relatives — unfortunately for Sybil Carter. Photo by Mat Honan.

On a tip from V the K.



Socialized Medicine Suffers a Setback in Oregon

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:45 PM

How's this for fair and balanced:

Oregon's working poor will have to wait a while longer to get health-care coverage for their children.
Voters easily defeated Measure 50, a plan to raise tobacco taxes to provide universal health care for children after a record-shattering negative ad campaign financed by cigarette companies. […]
Dubbed the Healthy Kids Program, Measure 50 was a top priority of Gov. Ted Kulongoski and fellow Democrats in the Oregon Legislature. Democrats placed the constitutional amendment on the ballot when they couldn't get enough Republican votes to pass it outright or submit it to voters as a simple statute.
"The tobacco industry won this battle," Kulongoski told a somber crowd of Measure 50 supporters in Portland. "But they will not win the war."

Children must now go without healthcare, all because of Big Tobacco and its lackeys in the Republican Party!

Or you could look at it this way: Oregon voters wisely rejected a dangerous lurch toward socialized medicine.

In the long run, this has nothing to do with cigarettes, which will be either illegal or taxed out of existence in the near future, leaving greedy bureauweenies to find new victims to loot so as to feed the ever-expanding socialist programs that are suffocating the free market.

crying_baby.jpg   A child deprived of "free" healthcare? Or a liberal journalist reporting a setback for Stalinized medicine?

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



Crime Crisis in Vancouver

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:20 PM

This will come as a big surprise — to moonbats. Vancouver's liberal policies, strict gun control, open-borders attitudes, multiculturalism, and criminal-friendly courts have led not to heaven on Earth, but to a crime crisis spiraling out of control:

So far [this] year there have been at least nineteen gang-related murders in metropolitan Vancouver. There have been four in the last week. Fifteen people have been killed — in what police characterize as four or possibly five simultaneous gang wars — in the last two months. Events are escalating. A major leader of a criminal syndicate was assassinated outside of his home a few days ago. About a week before that, six people — including two civilians — were brutally slain inside of a Surrey apartment. This is a crisis.

Apparently some gangbangers are not honoring gun regulations. Who would have thought?

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Moonbattery is turning this beautiful city into Detroit West.

On a tip from V the K.



Madwoman Shirley MacLaine Fears Manmen Like Bush

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:11 AM

On NBC's Today show yesterday, Matt Lauer asked his fellow moonbat Shirley MacLaine if there's anything she fears in life. Ever the entertainer, MacLaine came up with a side-splitter of a Bush-bashing answer:

Madmen who say they're at the head of democracies scare me.

A little background for those who aren't rolling on the floor:

Shirley MacLaine asserts that on a pilgrimage in Spain, "I encountered myself in a former life" as a Moorish girl attending to the sick. Other encounters have been with UFOs, which come and visit her on her front porch (her close friend Dennis Kucinich saw one of them too). She also reportedly believes that she was once a prostitute and a man, presumably in past lives, and that her daughter used to be her mother.

Another highlight of MacLaine's career was her alleged affair with late Swedish Prime Minister Olaf Palme, who used to be Charlemagne, according to MacLaine. It wasn't the first time Shirley had hooked up with Charlemagne; she also did it as the Moorish girl, back in the day.

MacLaine says she is "androgenous," and that she has witnessed androgenous people giving birth to androgenous children.

In short, Shirley MacLaine is completely insane. Fortunately she isn't at the head of a democracy, though her friend Dennis wants to be.

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MacLaine gropes her own breasts, proving she was Bill Clinton in a past life.

On a tip from Cheetah.



White Guilt at the Whitney

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:59 AM

Through February 3, New York's Whitney Museum offers another appalling example of what moonbattery has done to art with an exhibit of works by Kara Walker, who specializes in pandering to the white guilt of liberals.

Walker doesn't paint, exactly. She finds it easier to do black and white silhouettes. Technical skill is no longer emphasized in art; you just need the proper mix of political correctness and degenerate nihilism. Newsday describes her work:

[Walker's] bleak fantasia fragments into vignettes of abusive sex. A dandy in a high-collared tunic flirts with a hoop-skirted belle — but his sword nearly skewers a slave boy who has taken his own aggression out on a turkey's neck, and an extra pair of legs emerges mysteriously from beneath the woman's skirts. Elsewhere, a pigtailed slave girl services a trouserless man, another woman (or the same?) stands, lifts a leg and drops a pair of babies. A scrawny, naked figure with a bloated penis hangs in the sky, a slave owner's nightmare of a black youth executed for his lust.
Walker seems as fascinated by these racist reveries as she is intent on piercing them. She fills her shadow plays with pickaninnies, mammies, Sambos, mandingos and Uncle Toms — the whole repertoire of nasty caricatures from the era of lynchings and blatant intimidation. By quoting these degrading stereotypes, Walker means to point up how insidiously they persist even now, perpetuated both within and without the black community. As Harvard cultural critic Henry Louis Gates Jr. wrote in 1997, Walker seeks "to liberate our people from the residual, debilitating effects that the proliferation of those images undoubtedly has had upon the collective unconscious of the African-American people."

So, by wallowing in demeaning caricatures from the century before last, blacks are liberating themselves? Not even Walker herself seems to buy it:

"Every image produced of 'us' is mediated — filtered through the grounds of years of misrepresentation, bitterness and suspicion," she scrawled on one of the beautifully illustrated diary pages on display at the Whitney. She doesn't think it's possible to mold new, untainted forms. We can only deconstruct those that already exist and uncover their ongoing corruption.
Her work is neither anti-black nor anti-white; it is broadly misanthropic. Both groups, as far as she is concerned, have forgone their claims to nobility or integrity. Walker scoffs at the notion of progress. To her, the distortions in self-image wrought by slavery's power relations have been completely internalized by both groups, which remain helpless in the face of history.

How uplifting. History has stopped, as far as white guilt profiteers are concerned; it will be the middle of the 19th century until the end of time. The only thing that changes is that art keeps getting worse.

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Moonbattery has brought us from da Vinci to this.

On a tip from V the K.



Pro-Illegal Mayor Shown the Door

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:16 AM

Politicians too cowardly to oppose the Mexican invasion might be interested to learn that there is more to fear by failing to oppose it, as Greeley, Colorado's Mayor discovered Tuesday:

Challenger Ed Clark ousted incumbent Mayor Tom Selders handily Tuesday night in an election overshadowed by issues of illegal immigration.
Clark, a school security guard and former Greeley police officer, bested Selders 7,288 votes to 5,015. Selders, a longtime fixture in city government and a two-term mayor, couldn't be reached for comment Tuesday night.
Selders earned the ire of many conservatives in Greeley for traveling to Washington, D.C., earlier this year to complain that raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents at Swift meatpacking plants were disruptive to families.

This may come as a surprise to pols, but if they side with foreign colonists against their American constituents, they will have to pay a price. The sooner they're made to pay it, the less damage the invasion will inflict on our future.

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A colonist wears her flag during last year's Swift raids.

Hat tip: Slapstick Politics.



Students Gunned Down by Chavez's Goons

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:55 AM

If this surprises Hugo Chavez's Tinseltown fan club (Sean Penn, Danny Glover, Kevin Spacey, Naomi Campbell, Harry Belafonte, et al.), leftist glitterpigs are dumber than I thought:

CARACAS, Venezuela — Gunmen opened fire on students returning from a march Wednesday in which 80,000 people denounced President Hugo Chavez's attempts to expand his power. At least eight people were injured, including one by gunfire, officials said. […]
The violence broke out after anti-Chavez demonstrators — led by university students — marched peacefully to the Supreme Court to protest constitutional changes that Venezuelans will consider in a December referendum.
The amendments would abolish presidential term limits, give the president control over the Central Bank and let him create new provinces governed by handpicked officials.
The protesters demand the referendum be suspended, saying the amendments would weaken civil liberties in one of South America's oldest democracies and give Chavez unprecedented power to declare states of emergency.

Apparently the socialist dictatorship Chavez is constructing isn't as chichi in Caracas as in Hollywood.

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Chavez's goons menace protesters.

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



November 7, 2007

Suspended for Hugging Friends

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:13 PM

One unhappy result of the sexualization of children is lunacy like this:

Two hugs equals two days of detention for 13-year-old Megan Coulter. The eighth-grader was punished for violating a school policy banning public displays of affection when she hugged two friends Friday.
"I feel it is crazy," said Megan, who was to serve her second detention Tuesday after classes at Mascoutah [Illinois] Middle School.
"I was just giving them a hug goodbye for the weekend," she said.
Megan's mother, Melissa Coulter, said the embraces weren't even real hugs — just an arm around the shoulder and slight squeeze.

Corrupted by moonbattery, our society is no longer capable of distinguishing between "good touch" and "bad touch."

While Megan's school policy forbids "displays of affection," ABC is paying homosexuals to smooch in public, in hopes they can catch someone disapproving of it so they can demonize the homophobe. Maybe the school figures that if hugs are allowed, they'll soon have to allow public sodomy too, unless they want ABC and the ACLU on their case.

On a tip from Adrian.



Profile of a Democrat Donor

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:24 PM

Mauricio Celis has been living large as a successful Texas lawyer, and according to MySA.com, has a reputation for "handing out fat checks to Democratic candidates." But despite owning the law firm CGT International, which allegedly has working branch offices from Mexico to DC (though their existence could not be confirmed), he does not have a license to practice law.

A real lawyer named Ray Thomas explains Celis's practice:

CGT International is, in fact, a sham law firm operating illegally, and is nothing more than a runner ambulance-chasing referral organization that has a history of referring cases that they have solicited improperly, and sent off to other lawyers.

Celis is not only a phony lawyer, but also a phony deputy:

Celis was at the center of a bizarre Sept. 17 incident in which a naked 25-year-old woman ran into a Corpus Christi convenience store about 4 a.m., initially claiming she was fleeing a sexual assault.
According to police, Celis appeared in a bathrobe, flashed a sheriff's deputy badge from nearby Duval County and told officers he would take custody of the woman.

He's under investigation for impersonating both a lawyer and a sheriff's deputy. But fake as he may be, he has a very important job as an ambulance-chaser for trial lawyers. The Guardian notes that trial lawyers "are considered the financial foundation of the Democratic Party in Texas."

As the Breck Girl might add: and not only in Texas. You might call them the moral foundation too.

Recipients of Celis's generosity unsurprisingly include Hillary Clinton. Her appeal coaxes large donations from all walks of life, from Chinese dishwashers to some of the jet set's most conspicuous consumers.

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Wherever it comes from, it all spends the same.

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



Global Warming Hoax Kills a Power Plant in Kansas

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:18 PM

Kansas health and Environment Secretary Rod Bremby nixed a proposed coal-fired power plant in western Kansas on the extremely dubious grounds that "CO2 contributes to climate change, which contributes to global warming, which is harmful to all human beings." But real crises, like moonbats preventing us from generating energy, appear to take precedence in the minds of Kansans.

Kansas.com reports that Bremby and liberal Governor Kathleen Sebelius have been put "on the defensive" by a "backlash against the plant rejection." The legislature believes Bremby overstepped his authority in killing the plant; it's likely to take steps to prevent it from happening again.

Sunflower Electric Power Corp.'s chief executive Earl Watkins is among the enraged:

Kansas is no longer a rule-of-law state but is becoming a rule-of-whim state. … Who will be next? Ethanol plants? Concrete manufacturers? Feed lots?

It is not a moment too soon to start asking just where global warming lunacy will end if we don't dig in our heels and fight it.

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No power plants, no power.

On a tip from V the K.



Four More Years of Gavin Newsom

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:46 AM

Congratulations to Gavin Newsom on his overwhelming reelection victory as Mayor of San Francisco. He took 77% of the vote against such stellar competition as professional "showman" Chicken John Rinaldi, psychiatrically challenged homeless cab driver Grasshopper Alec Kaplan, nudist George Davis, and sex club owner Michael Powers, as well as seven other candidates.

Punk singer Jello Biafra, who once ran on the platform that all businessmen should be forced to wear clown suits between 9 and 5, wasn't on the ballot this time. Neither was Chavez toady Danny Glover, despite earlier speculation.

All the same, Newsom faced a lot of competition for a guy known to be a scofflaw, a drunk, and an adulterer. Fortunately for him, hardly anyone bothered voting.

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Gavin Newsom basks in triumph.

Hat tip: This Goes to 11.



NBC Global Warming Blitz Spews Tons of Carbon Emissions

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:43 AM

Now for a few more laughs at the expense of NBC-Universal's absurd global warming propaganda marathon (previously ridiculed here and here). From Investor's Business Daily:

This week the peacock's feathers are a solid green as NBC, among other activities, sends its "Today" show stars, as the promo puts it, to "the ends of the earth" to promote Gore's agenda of saving the planet and repealing the Industrial Revolution.

Matt Lauer was flown to Greenland, and Al Roker to Quito, Ecuador, where they postured in front of cameras and promoted the global warming hoax. That's quite a lot of flying:

The folks at Newsbusters.org have calculated that flying Lauer and two crew to the Arctic Circle in Greenland — from New York to Thule AFB, a 2,487-mile distance — produced six tons of carbon emissions. That's one ton each way per person. They used the carbon calculator found on Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" Web site.
Roker's journey from New York to Quito, Ecuador, again assuming a crew of just two, produced another six tons of carbon emissions. Ann Curry's trip to Antarctica — 11,686 miles in all — produced a total of 12.9 tons of carbon.
That's a grand total of 24.9 tons of CO2 produced for a momentary photo-op while most people were up getting a beer or making a pit stop. According to Gore's Web site, the average person produces 7.5 tons of CO2 in a year.

NBC has indulged in this sort of hypocritical wackiness before:

Green Week isn't NBC's first effort at environmental activism. In July, it provided 75 hours of free air time to Gore not only on NBC but also CNBC, Bravo, the Sundance Channel, Universal HD and Telemundo for his Live Earth concerts.
This involved flying rock stars around the planet in emission-spewing private jets to plug their electric guitars into Godzilla-size amplifiers.

Too bad these dreaded carbon emissions don't really cause global warming. We'd be in for some mild winters, courtesy of Al Gore and his acolytes at NBC.

lauer_in_greenland.jpg   Lauer posing in Greenland, which during the Middle Ages was productive farmland instead of this frozen waste. If only we could warm it up again.

On a tip from Bill.



Moonbat Architecture

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:02 AM

The corrosion of the mind and spirit known as moonbattery has deformed not only politics. Even architecture has suffered.

In moonbat-friendly Cambridge, MIT has filed a negligence suit against architect Frank Gehry, whose avart-garde design for the $300-million Stata Center has resulted in leaks, mold, cracking masonry, backed-up drains, emergency exits block by ice, a flooded amphitheater, etc.

The center "was hailed by critics as innovative and eye-catching with its unconventional walls and radical angles." Unfortunately being "unconventional" and "radical" isn't any more constructive in architecture than in any other pursuit where undermining convention as an end in itself has resulted in lunacy.

Gehry has become one of the world's most famous architects by designing goofy monstrosities that look like something out of a Doctor Seuss illustration (e.g., the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles). Like progressive ideology, his buildings may not be functional but they are very cutting-edge.

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Moonbat architecture: The Stata Center.

Hat tip: Maggie's Farm.



Google Censors Robert Spencer

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:04 AM

The left-wing orientation of the menacingly powerful Google has moved beyond throwing money at liberal causes, helping the ChiComs to censor the Internet, delisting conservative e-zines, and banning ads critical of the lunatics at MoveOn.org to actively assisting our terrorist enemies by silencing their critics.

Robert Spencer has provided a crucial service in giving us information about our civilization's Islamist enemies that has not been twisted into useless fiction by political correctness. His blogs Jihad Watch and Dhimmi Watch are treasure troves. I can personally recommend his books The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam and The Truth About Mohammad.

Regardless of the rhetoric spewed by terrorists and their enablers (e.g., CAIR), Spencer does not defame anyone, but simply refuses to whitewash Islam, which as any idiot can readily observe is the farthest thing from a "Religion of Peace."

This has incurred the wrath of the Muslim–moonbat alliance. Spencer recently gave a talk at Dartmouth, which you can view here. You can't see it on Google Video though; it was taken down, evidently for no other reason than being displeasing to the Muslim fanatics who are waging a terror war against us.

We cannot defend ourselves from our enemies while pretending that they are fuzzy and nice and would be our friends if we just engaged in dialogue. The idea that a company with as much power over the flow of information as Google would censor calm and rational criticism of an ideology sworn to our destruction is hair-raising.

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On a tip from Cheetah.



November 6, 2007

Biofuel Idiocy Leads to Starvation

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:46 PM

There's a price to be paid for global warming malarkey, and we're paying only a small part of it compared to some Africans, if George Moonbat is to be believed:

Swaziland is in the grip of a famine and receiving emergency food aid. Forty per cent of its people are facing acute food shortages. So what has the government decided to export? Biofuel made from one of its staple crops, cassava. The government has allocated several thousand hectares of farmland to ethanol production in the district of Lavumisa, which happens to be the place worst hit by drought. […]
Even the International Monetary Fund, always ready to immolate the poor on the altar of business [George Moonbat, as I warned], now warns that using food to produce biofuels "might further strain already tight supplies of arable land and water all over the world, thereby pushing food prices up even further". This week, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation will announce the lowest global food reserves in 25 years, threatening what it calls "a very serious crisis". Even when the price of food was low, 850 million people went hungry because they could not afford to buy it. With every increment in the price of flour or grain, several million more are pushed below the breadline.
The cost of rice has risen by 20% over the past year, maize by 50%, wheat by 100%. Biofuels aren't entirely to blame — by taking land out of food production they exacerbate the effects of bad harvests and rising demand — but almost all the major agencies are now warning against expansion. And almost all the major governments are ignoring them.

Meanwhile in India, peasants are rioting after being forced off their land so that a weed called jatropha can be planted for biofuel use.

The global warming hoax is literally taking food out of starving children's mouths. But so long as biofuels continue to make enviroweenies feel pleased with themselves, governments will continue to subsidize them with our tax money.

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Look on the bright side, kid: it's for a good cause.

Hat tip: Six Meat Buffet.



Yet Another Hate Hoax

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:09 PM

America is beset by appalling acts of racism. Fortunately, they are generally staged by moonbats. In the latest example, hidden cameras revealed that a George Washington University student named Sarah Marshak drew swastikas on her own dorm room door before reporting them as a hate crime.

After Tawana Brawley, Crystal Gail Mangum, Kerri Dunn, Leah Miller, Trinity International University, Ahmad Saad Nasim, Floyd Elliot, etc., etc., no one should be surprised.

Just last month, there was another hate hoax at GWU, when moonbats opposed to acknowledging Islamofascism put up this flier:

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Racism against anyone other than Caucasians is so rare in this country that moonbats literally need to fabricate it to prop up their absurd race-based ideology. No doubt a progressive could tell you that Marshak's oppression by swastika was "figuratively and symbolically true," as Justin Raimondo would put it.

Hat tip: LGF.



Shrillary Calls Comparison of Muslim Terrorists to Nazis and Communists "Offensive"

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:03 AM

Hillary Clinton has denounced the "faulty and offensive historical analogies" employed by President Bush in this part of a recent speech:

History teaches that underestimating the words of evil, ambitious men is a terrible mistake. In the early 1900s, the world ignored the words of Lenin, as he laid out his plans to launch a Communist revolution in Russia — and the world paid a terrible price. The Soviet Empire he established killed tens of millions, and brought the world to the brink of thermonuclear war.
In the 1920s, the world ignored the words of Hitler, as he explained his intention to build an Aryan super-state in Germany, take revenge on Europe, and eradicate the Jews — and the world paid a terrible price. His Nazi regime killed millions in the gas chambers, and set the world aflame in war, before it was finally defeated at a terrible cost in lives and treasure.
Bin Laden and his terrorist allies have made their intentions as clear as Lenin and Hitler before them. And the question is: Will we listen? America and our coalition partners are listening. We have made our choice. We take the words of the enemy seriously.

Mark Hemingway of NRO set out to answer Jim Geraghty's sensible question: who is Shrillary sticking up for by calling this offensive?

Not Nazis. Here's what chairman of the American Nazi Party Rocky J. Suhayda had to gibber:

Are we of the American Nazi Party "offended" by Emperor "Red Beak" Bush's comparison of Bin Laden with Adolf Hitler? Of course not! There was once a fellow named George Washington, and associates — I suppose the stuttering retard would have attempted to send them to Gitmo too — this corrupt Judeo-Capitalist Empire, has created in its greed all the ills now besetting the American White Working Class — and its long overdue, that's it's chickens are only beginning to come home to roost!

At least Nazis agree with Shrillary supporters that Bush is evil and retarded. But apparently she had her communist compadres in mind when she used the term "offensive." Hemingway reports:

"Absolutely it was offensive. Lenin liberated the Russian people, Hitler tried to enslave them," Jarvis Tyner, executive director of the Communist Party USA, told National Review Online in response. I assume by "liberated the Russian people," Tyner didn't mean "killed two to three million of them" — but hey, to-may-to, to-mah-to, right?

Or maybe it was terrorists Shrillary was worried would be offended. After all, the Clintons have gone out of their way to please this constituency.

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Poor guys: W has offended their memory.

On a tip from Byron.



MSNBC in Talks with Rosie O'Donnell

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:56 AM

Just how far off the rails have the leftist ideologues at NBC-Universal gone? This should give you an idea: they are reportedly in talks with Rosie O'Donnell — to host a prime time program on their news channel MSNBC.

It won't be easy to top the outrageous moonbattery already being spewed on MSNBC by unhinged fanatics like Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews. But if anyone can do it, Rosie can.

Readers will recall that Rosie has won the approval of Muslim terrorists with her anti-American rhetoric. Her appalling crassness offends even some liberals. She used her last show to promote 9/11 conspiracy theories, to side with the terrorist regime in Iran against Britain, to side with 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed against the USA, and to equate Christianity with radical Islam. She also demonstrated that she has actually taken moonbattery to the point of literally hanging upside down like a bat.

Rosie's political views line up perfectly with NBC's. An ardent Democrat and militant lesbian, she opposes the Second Amendment, and thinks President Bush "should be tried at the Hague."

It would be difficult to imagine a more thoroughly revolting person than Rosie O'Donnell. She'll fit in great with Olbie and Tweety.

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Rosie resting.



Gore: Media Not Unbalanced Enough

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:04 AM

As you're aware if you've tried to watch any of NBC-Universal's networks, this bloated media conglomerate has devoted the entire week to a full-court press of bogus global warming propaganda. Veering off the edge of self-parody, NBC even broadcast a football game by candlelight. Yet it's still not enough for Al Gore, who actually whines that media coverage of his hoax is too balanced.

While deigning to be worshiped by confirmed moonbat Meredith Vieira on NBC's Today show (video), the Goracle intoned:

But Meredith, part of the challenge the news media has had in covering this story is the old habit of taking the "on the one hand, on the other hand" approach.

In other words, Al Gore's lies must be reported as undisputed fact. The media must use its power to consign those who won't drink the Kool-Aid to oblivion by pretending they don't exist.

For the most part, this is exactly the approach the mainstream media has taken. But only if the "deniers" are completely silenced can Al Gore et al. attain the absolute power they're after.

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'Tis blasphemy to dispute the Goracle.

On a tip from Cheetah.



Tom Tancredo Steps Up on Flight 93 Memorial Abomination

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:33 AM

Tom Tancredo has stepped up to the plate regarding the appalling Flight 93 memorial that appears to be a tribute not to the heroes of that flight, but to the Islamic ideology of the terrorist maniacs they went down fighting. From a letter he wrote yesterday to National Park Service Director Mary Bomar (via Error Theory):

I am regrettably writing you in reference to the proposed memorial to commemorate the victims of Flight 93 which crashed in Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001. As you may know, I contacted Director Mainella in late 2005 about my concerns with the design.
The appropriateness of the original design, dubbed the "Crescent of Embrace," was questioned because of the crescent's prominent use as a symbol in Islam — and the fact that the hijackers were radical Islamists. As I pointed out in my September 2005 letter, the use of the crescent has raised questions in some circles about whether the design would make the memorial a tribute to the hijackers […] whose mission the flight's passengers helped to thwart.
When I received Director Mainella's response to my letter on October 6, 2005, I was pleased to read her assurance that the advisory committee and the architect were amenable to "refinements in the design which will include negating any perceptions to the iconography." I was also pleased to learn that the name of the memorial was to be changed.
Unfortunately, it appears that little if any substantive changes to the most troubling aspect of the design — the crescent shape — have been made. This deeply concerns me. As I told Director Mainella in 2005: Regardless of whether or not the invocation of a Muslim symbol by the memorial designer was intentional, I continue to believe that the use of this symbol is unsuitable for paying appropriate tribute to the heroes of Flight 93 or the ensuing American struggle against radical Islam that their historic last act has come to symbolize.
I remain committed to ensuring that this memorial is a powerful symbol for the whole nation and a testament to the courage and will of the passengers of the flight — as I am sure you are. And while I regret having to contact the Park Service again about this issue, I sincerely hope that you will direct the committee to scrap the crescent design entirely in favor of a new design that will not make the memorial a flashpoint for this kind of controversy and criticism.

As Tancredo suggests, it doesn't matter whether the memorial really was intended as a mihrab. The point is it shouldn't look like one. Let's hope his presidential candidacy allows this issue to get the attention it deserves.

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The memorial plaza in the Crescent of Disgrace corresponds to the star in the symbol for Islam.



Moonbat Propagandists Wish Away Boom

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:57 AM

Despite his flaws, W has presided over a booming economy. Investor's Business Daily sums up the latest good news:

Friday's employment report, showing a much-higher-than-expected increase of 166,000 in nonfarm payroll jobs, was only the latest in a spate of remarkable reports showing the economy's stunning resilience.
Earlier this week, we discovered that, contrary to fears and forecasts of much slower growth in the third quarter, the U.S. economy in fact expanded at a 3.9% rate — even in the midst of a vicious housing downturn, soaring mortgage delinquencies and a credit crunch.
Inflation showed its lowest annual rise since the 1960s, despite oil touching $96 a barrel. Employment costs, rising in the third quarter at 3.8% annual rate, are well under control. The broad stock market, despite an up and down year, has mostly been up — punching repeatedly through its previous highs.
Just three weeks ago, the Office of Management and Budget reported that the budget deficit fell to $163 billion, or 1.2% of GDP, its lowest level in five years. Meanwhile, even the big, bad trade deficit has begun shrinking, as the weak dollar sets off a U.S. export boom.

The current boom is nothing new:

[E]mployment has expanded 50 months in a row, with more than 8.5 million jobs added during that time. Since 2003, when the third round of Bush tax cuts took effect, real GDP has grown nearly $1.5 trillion — more than the entire economies of Canada, Mexico or South Korea. Since Bush took office, per capita GDP has increased 12.7%, or $3,800 per person, after taxes and inflation.

The economic boom, like our improving fortunes in Iraq, would be a political burden for Democrats, if not for their control of the mainstream media. Fortunately for them, professional liars like Matt Lauer have been using their access to the masses' living-rooms to promote the unsupported notion that we are going into a recession.

Sadly, this misinformation campaign seems to be working:

A CNN/Opinion Research poll taken in mid-October found 46% of Americans think the U.S. economy's in recession. A fluke, you say? Another poll by the American Research Group released Oct. 22 found 40% think we're in a recession, up from 25% a month before.
"A year before voting, a discontented nation" is how a USA Today headline summed it up Friday. Discontented? Why not, after a nonstop media barrage playing up all that's bad and playing down all that's good.
This happens every so often — usually when a Republican is president, and the left-leaning media want to dress things down a bit. It happened with President Reagan in 1984; with President Bush in 1992 ("the worst downturn since the Depression," we were falsely told); and now under President Bush II.
People aren't stupid. But if they're told over and over things are bad and they should feel awful, it can't help but rub off. This time has to be one of the greatest examples of what psychologists call cognitive dissonance — seeing one thing, believing another.

Economic performance is heavily impacted by people's perception of it. Wouldn't it be ironic if the Dems take the White House, and are immediately faced with a recession created by their own insidious propaganda?

Hat tip: NewsBusters, on a tip from Cheetah.



New York Times Warns Its Readers That They Are "Coarse, Bullying and Misinformed"

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:05 AM

In a belated attempt to join the 21st century before going bankrupt, the New York Times is taking self-described "baby steps" toward allowing reader interactivity. But Public Editor Clark Hoyt warns it might be rough terrain:

As The New York Times transforms itself into a multimedia news and information platform — the printed newspaper plus a robust nytimes.com offering breaking news, blogs, interactive graphics, video and more — it is struggling with a vexing problem. How does the august Times, which has long stood for dignified authority, come to terms with the fractious, democratic culture of the Internet, where readers expect to participate but sometimes do so in coarse, bullying and misinformed ways?

As NewsBusters points out, the Gray Hag's readership is 90–95% liberal. Yes, I would agree that this demographic can be coarse and bullying, and if they've been reading the Times, they are definitely misinformed.

Not to worry though — the paper has just hired some part-time staffers to censor unacceptable comments like one from "Ray in Mexican Colony of LA," who suggested the Times

have all the displaced ILLEGALS from the FIRES Move into the TIMES NYC HQ Building … and let them urinate in the halls like they do infront [sic] of most every Home Depot in all the rest of the USA.

Good thing they have their censors to make sure the 5–10% of Times readers who aren't Kool-Aid–chugging liberals are kept in line.

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This is "dignified authority"? At least they've got a sense of humor.

On a tip from Cheetah.



November 5, 2007

The Knapsack of Nonsense

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:22 PM

White privilege — that indefinable quality Caucasians have that makes them so hateful to festering racists who are often Caucasian themselves — isn't always easy to identify. Dr. Peggy McIntosh, associate director of Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, describes it as an "invisible knapsack."

After McIntosh informed a Boston College audience that this magical knapsack is stuffed full of "a right, advantage, or immunity granted to or enjoyed by white persons beyond the common advantage of all others," listeners were asked to turn to their neighbors, and spend two minutes discussing "how an unearned advantage or unearned disadvantage has affected their lives."

Here's my story of unearned disadvantage: Just because I'm not lucky enough to be a complete horse's ass, I'll never get paid a six-figure salary to spew socially corrosive racist rhetoric in the name of "anti-racism."

In an astounding reversal of logic, McIntosh's fellow horse's ass Paul Marcus of the tax-exempt racist hate group Community Change gave this as an example of the sort of privileges Whitey might find in his special knapsack:

I can be sure that people I meet at BC [Boston College] will not think that I got in because of an affirmative action program.

You see, because white people have to overcome explicit racial prejudice to earn acceptance to a school, they are racist for being aware that the members of groups that really are privileged did not have to meet the same exacting standards. An academic might call it the postmodern deconstruction of sanity.

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Peggy McIntosh, deranged anti-Caucasian racist.

On a tip from V the K.



Hybrids: Environmentally Ruinous

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:35 PM

No one emits righteousness like a moonbat behind the wheel of a hybrid. Though overpriced by the standards of conventional vehicles, these must be worth every penny in terms of the self-satisfaction they afford their environmentally correct drivers. But do hybrids actually benefit the environment? On the contrary.

As noted earlier, the much hated (by moonbats) Hummer actually causes less damage than the sacred Prius. CNW Research issued a report (PDF) that describes just how much harm these moonbatmobiles inflict on Mother Earth. Particularly harmful are the expensive batteries, which require frequent replacement. From a commentary (PDF) on the CNW report:

The nickel for the battery, for instance, is mined in Sudbury, Ontario, and melted at nearby Nickel Centre, just north of the province's massive Georgian Bay.
Toyota buys about 1,000 tons of nickel from the facility each year, ships the nickel to Wales for refining, then to China, where it's manufactured into nickel foam, and then onto Toyota's battery plant in Japan.
That alone creates a globe-trotting trail of carbon emissions that ought to seriously concern everyone involved in the fight against global warming. All told, the start-to-finish journey travels more than 10,000 miles — mostly by container ship, but also by diesel locomotive.
But it's not just the clouds of greenhouse gases generated by all that smelting, refining, manufacturing and transporting that worries green activists. The 1,250-foot-tall smokestack that spews huge puffs of sulphur dioxide at the Sudbury mine and smelter operation has left a large swath of the surrounding area looking like a surrealistic scene from the depths of hell.
On the perimeter of the area, skeletons of trees and bushes stand like ghostly sentinels guarding a sprawling wasteland. Astronauts in training for NASA actually have practiced driving moon buggies on the suburban Sudbury tract because it's considered a duplicate of the Moon's landscape.
"The acid rain around Sudbury was so bad it destroyed all the plants, and the soil slid down off the hillside," David Martin, Greenpeace's energy coordinator in Canada, told the London Daily Mail.
"The solution they came up with was the Superstack. The idea was to dilute pollution, but all it did was spread the fallout across northern Ontario," Martin told the British newspaper, adding that Sudbury remains "a major environmental and health problem. The environmental cost of producing that car battery is pretty high."

But of course, environmental devastation is a small price to pay for a pious gesture in support of environmentalism.

The environs of Sudbury, Ontario, compliments of Prius drivers.

Hat tip: Judging Truth.



ABC News Stages Public Homosexuality

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:00 PM

Did you think the mainstream media had hit bottom when NBC sent people dressed up in Arab clothes to NASCAR races in hopes that they would be treated rudely? Guess again:

ABC is doing a social experiment in Birmingham [Alabama] that includes having same-sex couples show affection for each other in public, according to Birmingham police department sources.

ABC News has succeeded in getting people to complain to the police about disgusting displays of men kissing in public. Look for a blistering exposé on the intolerable intolerance of the South.

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Hat tip: Michelle Malkin.



Moonbats Help Rudy Shore Up His Conservative Credentials

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:20 PM

Moonbats do not seem to share the doubts of some on the Right that Rudy Giuliani is a conservative. They've been generating a growing din of hyperbolic propaganda as America's Mayor supplants W as the personification of political incorrectness in all its blood-chilling horror. OpinionJournal collects a few examples:

Joe Biden, whose prominence in the Democrat Party explains its choice of the jackass as a mascot:

Rudy Giuliani [is] probably the most underqualified man since George Bush to seek the presidency.

The guy who turned New York City around and dealt masterfully with 9/11 is less qualified than Barack Obama? Even by Biden's standards, this is a remarkably dumb thing to say. But Biden has plenty of company in his foolishness. The Boston Globe's James Carroll frets that Rudy wouldn't be sufficiently obsequious toward the terrorist regime in Iran:

He's like a gang leader now, roving the streets, looking for some punk to bash. Iran will do.

Dana Goldstein worries that liberals will cut Rudy slack because of his tolerance for baby-killing, and pleads with them to "stop calling Rudy Giuliani pro-choice."

Matthew Yglesias at the Atlantic whimpers:

One thing I'm wrestling with is finding a way to convey how terrified I am of the prospect of a Rudy Giuliani presidency in terms of its impact on our foreign policy.

According to moonbat blogger Josh Marshall, Rudy is even more frightening than Mitt Romney:

I know I've said before that Romney's profound and almost incalculable phoniness is a terrifying prospect to behold in a possible president. But the danger of phoniness, aesthetic or otherwise, cannot hold a candle to the truly catastrophic foreign policy Giuliani would likely pursue if he got anywhere near the Oval Office.

Never one to miss the party when it comes to spewing bile at Republicans, MSDNC MSNBC moonbat Keith Olbermann shrieks that Rudy is "the next Dick Cheney" because of his penchant for "secrecy" and "proclivity for executive power…"

The next day Olbie characterized Giuliani as "Bush on steroids" and erroneously claimed that he had accused Dems of wanting to invite Osama bin Laden to the White House. In a remarkable display of incompetence, Olbermann backed up his false assertion with a video clip of Giuliani talking about Obama's desire to meet with terrorist dictator and Democrat footsie-mate (see here and here) Bashir "Baby" Assad. I guess all Arab terrorists are the same to Olbie.

The Olbster then joined with comparably unhinged kook Arianna Huffington in denouncing Giuliani as a liar. Ever since their hero looked us in the eye and proclaimed, "I did not have sex with that woman," liberals have been fond of denouncing their opponents as liars, invariably without reference to any actual lies.

Puffington's insightful analysis of Giuliani:

Well, he's lying and also every day he reveals more and more of himself. And you can see that he really has the soul of a thug and the disposition of a tyrant. […] He's kind of channeling Rush Limbaugh. He's making the lunatic fringe mainstream.

The prospect of a President Giuliani has his fellow NYC pol Charlie Rangel huddled in a corner, curled into a fetal position amid a spreading yellow puddle as he gibbers in terror:

It's totally unbelievable. I refuse to believe that this could possibly happen to our country. I have too much confidence in our country to believe that this could really happen.

At least liberals might be spared from losing sleep over global warming. If their assistance in securing the Republican nomination lands Rudy in the White House, how could the planet possibly last long enough for the icebergs to melt?

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Rudy casts a spell, causing moonbats to do his bidding.

On a tip from V the K.



NBC's Global Warming Football Farce

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:29 AM

As previously warned, the leftist ideologues running NBC-Universal have gone completely off the rails in their campaign to ram propaganda down viewers' throats. It's reached the point where you can't even watch a football came without being subjected to ham-fisted attempts at political indoctrination by this moonbat cult posing as a media conglomerate.

Sunday night football coverage regularly features unhinged ultra-left freakazoid Keith Olbermann, best known for spraying spittle as he screams at the top of his lungs that America is a police state and Bill O'Reilly is the worst person in the world. Last night, as part of a week-long blitz emphasizing the global warming hoax, NBC collapsed into utter self-parody by turning the lights off in the broadcast booth during the Cowboys/Eagles game and broadcasting by candlelight with giant energy-hogging video screens looming over their shoulders. As Hot Air points out, this comically moronic stunt did serve one useful purpose: we saw less of Keith Olbermann.

Unfortunately any polar bears that might have been rescued by the energy saved were placed back in jeopardy at halftime, when NBC allegedly took us up to Greenland, to which they had presumably jetted cameras, crew and the intensely irritating Matt Lauer. Lower stood in front of a massive bank of klieg lights and lectured us about the plight of the planet.

But maybe the polar bears are safe after all, Lower and crew having traveled no further than to a Hollywood set, despite explicit assurances to the contrary. Look — you can't see his breath:

Then again, I wouldn't expect to see a vampire's breath — why would a moonbat's be any different?

On NBC, this is the sports programming. Imagine trying to watch their version of the news.



Moonbats Send Santa to Bootcamp

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:50 AM

Not even Santa Claus can escape the hysterical obsession with weight that is the current rage among British moonbats:

Santa is being told to shift the pounds before Christmas — because the obese saint is failing to set a "good example" for children.
The traditional children's hero, best known for feasting on mince pies left out on Christmas eve, has always sported a bulging midriff.
But shopping centre bosses are giving the well-wisher his marching orders — to the nearest gym — to tackle the increasing problem of obesity.
The revelation comes after a medical report earlier this month stated that by 2050 more than 50 per cent of Brits will be obese.
Bluewater shopping centre in Greenhithe, Kent, has even gone one step further and set-up a Santa boot camp.
Fiona Campbell-Reilly, spokeswoman at the shopping centre, said: "Santa has been around for years, but society has changed and our Santa needs to reflect this.
"Bluewater's Santa Boot Camp is getting Santa in shape and setting a good example to children who idolise him."

Hopefully the bootcamp will also feature ideological reorientation, so that Santa will stop promoting Christmas at the expense of more multiculturally inclusive and politically enlightened holidays, like Ramadan and Joseph Stalin's birthday.

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Shrillary Clarifies Position on Licenses for Illegals

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:29 AM

Shrillary Rotten made herself look foolish during the Dem debates last week by refusing to say whether she supports New York Governor Eliot Spitzer's demented plan to bribe votes from illegal aliens by giving them drivers licenses, regardless of the security implications. But now she's clarified her position:

I broadly support what governors like Elliot [sic] Spitzer are trying to do.

Then, as CNN writes a few paragraphs later:

Clinton added that the policy of simply giving licenses to illegal immigrants is not something she thinks any governor would seek out.

In other words, she is in favor of licenses for illegal aliens, but also against it, depending on what you want to hear. Clear now?

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Eagles Denounce America

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:45 AM

Add the Eagles to the list of washed-up entertainment industry has-beens who have resorted to pushing their moonbattery over the top in a pathetic effort to reanimate their decomposing careers. Reviewing their new Long Road Out of Eden, Warner Todd Huston offers a few samples of the lyrics:

Music blasting from an SUV, on a bright and sunny day. Rolling down the interstate, in the good ol' USA. Having lunch at the petroleum club, smokin' fine cigars and swappin' lies.

Sums up America, doesn't it? And how about this:

Weaving down the American highway through the litter and wreckage and the cultural junk, bloated with entitlement, loaded on propaganda, and now we're driving dazed and drunk.

…and this:

But the road to empire is a bloody, stupid waste, behold the bitten apple, the power of the tools. But all the knowledge in the world is of no use to fools.

…and this too:

And we pray to our Lord, who we know is American. He reigns from on high. He speaks to us through middlemen and he shepherds his flock. We sing out and we praise his name. He supports us in war; he presides over football games. And the right will prevail, all our troubles shall be resolved. We hold faith above all, unless there's money or sex involved.

Other songs snivel about how we've allegedly destroyed the environment and depict an American soldier giving up on the idea of fighting terrorists in Iraq.

Sadly, there probably are Americans who will pay these tired old zillionaires to insult them — hopefully not many, though.

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"Have any of you idiots in the audience seen my dentures?"

On a tip from Cheetah.



Leave Shrillary Alone!

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:04 AM


Hat tips: Buuuuurrrrning Hot, The Jawa Report.



Middle School Cross-Dressing Day Canceled

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:45 AM

Another incident the mainstream media found unfit to print was the "gender switch" day planned at Adams Middle School in Brentwood, California. Fortunately, it has now been canceled, apparently due to the efforts of a horrified parent and the Pacific Justice Institute:

The mother of a seventh-grade student at Adams Middle School was alarmed when she heard that on the last day of the school's "Spirit Week," students were being encouraged to dress like the opposite sex. Perhaps even more disturbingly, parents were given virtually no advance notice from the school and found out about the event after flyers were posted throughout the campus. When this parent met with the principal to express her concerns, she was told the event would continue this Friday as planned, and she could keep her son home from school if he did not want to participate. The parent contacted Pacific Justice Institute on Monday, which advised her on enlisting other parents' support and communicating with the school. PJI also began laying the groundwork to hold the school accountable to the public if it did not reverse course by Tuesday.
In a 180-degree turnaround, the flyers posted about the gender switch day had disappeared by Tuesday morning, and the school confirmed that the event had been canceled. The school is now encouraging students to wear school colors on Friday. Parents expressed relief that their middle-school students would not be pressured to cross-dress or be subjected to a sexually-charged school environment.

Middle school means sixth through eighth grade (ages ∼11–13) — just the right time for government authorities to help kids discover their inner transvestite, unless parents raise a big enough stink.

Hat tip: NewsBusters, on a tip from Cheetah.



Bible Banned at Beijing Olympics

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:20 AM

Have you seen this in the mainstream media? I didn't think so:

Organizes of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing have published a list of "prohibited objects" in the Olympic village where athletes will stay. To the surprise of many, Bibles are among the objects that will not be allowed.

To think just a few weeks ago ChiCom bureauweenies were purring that they would offer religious services for foreigners at the Olympics. Services may have to be conducted without benefit of Bibles. Not that you need a Bible to worship the only god recognized by the Chinese regime or our media: Government Power.

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Hat tip: NewsBusters, on a tip from Cheetah.

Update:

The veracity of the original story is in dispute.



November 4, 2007

$100,000 Moonbatmobile

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:41 PM

Rupert Murdoch, who has promised to use his media holdings to promote the global warming hoax, had better rein in the loose cannons at the Wall Street Journal. Highlights from Jeff Sabatini's review of Lexus's preposterous $100,000 LS 600h L hybrid:

Most Americans aren't willing to change to conserve energy. Even lifestyle choices like driving a small car, carpooling and living in the vicinity of where we work are largely anathema, which is why I'm not the least bit shocked by the Lexus LS 600h L.
This is a hybrid limousine with a base sticker price of $104,765, meaning that it's the perfect way for a captain of industry to show the little people that he, too, will sacrifice nothing in his attempt to demonstrate to the world that he sort of cares about the environment. (And of course he does, as these days there are profits to be made by selling all manner of "green" products, whether they have any tangible environmental benefit or not.)[…]
Would that we could save the planet while reposed in the back seat of a chauffeured limo, air-conditioned seats reclined, watching a Live Earth concert on DVD and writing a check for carbon offsets.

The car gets just two mpg more than the LS 460 L, which isn't a hybrid and costs $33,000 less. To break even by saving money on gas, you would have to drive 2.1 million miles.

Sabatini spares global warming itself from ridicule. But if the media slips in its reverence toward all things green, the public might start to catch on that the whole climate change "crisis" is a lame joke at its own expense.

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Base sticker price: $104,765. A small price to pay to save the planet.

On a tip from Varla.



Tim Flannery Blames Global Warming for Decline in Circumcision

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:59 PM

Is there no end to the baleful consequences of the imaginary climate change crisis? It even prevents young Africans from getting circumcised, according to mammologist, paleontologist, and Kool-Aid–guzzling global warming hysteric Tim Flannery, who rants in his new book An Explorer's Notebook:

The Samburu circumcise their youths in grand ceremonies, which are held every seven years or so, when enough cattle and other foods have accumulated to support such celebrations. Circumcision represents a transition to manhood, and until a youth has passed it he can't marry. But it's been 14 years since a circumcision ceremony has been held here. There are now 40,000 uncircumcised young men, some in their late 20s, waiting their turn. All of the eligible young women, tired of waiting, have married older men (multiple wives are allowed), so there are no wives for the new initiates.
I could never have imagined that climate change would have such an effect on an entire society.

We have to take Flannery's word for it that the absence of rain in the African desert is due to nature having recently noticed all the carbon we've been emitting.

Speaking of affecting entire societies, imagine the economic effects on our own if the ideology espoused by fanatics like Flannery is imposed by our governments. Our lifestyle might come to resemble the Samburu's — assuming we survive. Flannery has called for reducing the human race by one third, and has advanced the idea of putting something in public water that would accomplish this satanic objective.

This lunatic's terrifying ravings have earned him an award as the Australian of the Year.

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Tim Flannery: one scary moonbat.

Hat tip: NewsBusters, on a tip from Cheetah.



Moonbat Spits on Paul Tibbetts' Memory

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:26 PM

As mentioned yesterday, WWII hero Paul Tibbetts died Thursday at age 92. He is best known as the pilot of the plane that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, helping to secure a quick Japanese surrender. According to General Douglas MacArthur, this saved us 10 years of war and 1 million American lives. Progressives so hate Tibbetts for his service to this country that he had to forego a funeral and even a grave because moonbats would have defiled them.

But moonbats are defiling his memory anyway. A post by "kayinmaine" at the liberal site White Noise Insanity includes this charming sentiment:

I spit on him.

The author claims that Tibbetts was a "typical reich winger throughout his life." If "reich winger" means the opposite of a modern liberal, then this is certainly true — and all the more reason to honor Tibbetts' memory. It's tragic that he died knowing that the America he served and helped save is degenerating into a country where sniveling pampered vermin spit up bile like this:

Well, apparently this "big brave reich winger" didn't want Americans to stand around his grave protesting what he had done in WWII! Wow! If you're a big brave hero who saved America, wouldn't you think that you would want Americans TO USE THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS THAT YA FOUGHT FOR IN WORLD WAR II for the opportunity to dissent against your own barbarianism? Nope! Typical reich wing coward ole Tibbetts was.

Like many leftists, kayinmaine feigns an interest in civil liberties, as if these would be secure under the rule of America's enemies. Yet according to a commenter at Free Republic, the same moonbat makes this threat against conservatives who post comments with which he/she/it disagrees:

If you are a vile reich wing troll or you act like a complete asshole while in the backseat of the WNI limo, Kay will expose your email address and/or IP address for public viewing at my discretion.

This commitment to freedom of expression is as noble as anything else you will find in the cesspit known as the Left.

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On a tip from Cheetah.



Venezuela's National Assembly Rubber-Stamps March Toward Totalitarianism

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:39 AM

Hugo Chavez's toadies in the National Assembly have obediently applied the rubber stamp to his latest encroachment on Venezuela's last remnants of freedom:

The proposed changes, Chavez's most radical move yet in his push to transform Venezuela into a socialist state, threaten to spur a new wave of political upheaval in this oil-rich South American country already deeply divided over Chavez's rule.
The amendments would allow the government to expropriate private property prior to a court ruling and take total control over the Central Bank, create new types of property managed by cooperatives, and extend presidential terms from six to seven years while allowing Chavez to run again in 2012. […]
Concerns that the measures will weaken civil liberties have been raised by university students, opposition parties, human rights groups and representatives of Venezuela's Roman Catholic Church.
Critics also worry the reforms would allow Chavez to remain in power for decades like his close friend Fidel Castro of Cuba.

A democracy critical to our energy supply is becoming a hostile communist dictatorship right before our eyes, as glitterpig moonbats like Sean Penn, Danny Glover, Kevin Spacey, Naomi Campbell, Harry Belafonte, et al. applaud from the sidelines. You can only assume they would like the same fate to befall the USA.

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



November 3, 2007

Matt Lauer Talks Down the Economy

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:57 PM

If Republicans question economic performance when a Democrat is in office, this in known in the media as "talking down the economy." In theory, noticing anything wrong with the economy works like an Australian Aborigine pointing a bone: through sheer power of suggestion, economic collapse will ensue.

However, when a Republican is in office, even if the economy is extremely strong as it is now, leftist media hacks like Matt Lauer will practically crawl on their knees begging politicians to pretend we're heading into a recession. During the Today show yesterday, he pleaded with Barack Hussein Obama to make this decidedly unfounded claim not once or twice but a tedious three times.

Even the evasive Osama Obama finally had to shut up Lower by pointing out that it would be "irresponsible" to start gabbling about a recession. Check out the video.

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On a tip from Cheetah.



Hacking Away at the Consensus Lie

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:17 AM

Even now unscrupulous political hacks like Al Gore continue to bellow about the imaginary consensus that the global warming hoax is for real. Yet with every passing day, more scientists gather the courage to risk their careers by denouncing the hoax. Popular Technology.net names a few of the "deniers" who refuse to drink the Kool-Aid; the list of scientists goes on for too long to reproduce it here.

Some informative links are also provided:

19,000 Scientists declare that global warming is a lie with no scientific basis whatsoever (OISM)
4000 Scientists sign 'The Heidelberg Appeal' (Science & Environmental Policy Project)
500 Scientists with Documented Doubts of Man-Made Global Warming Scares (Heartland Institute)
105 Scientists sign 'The Leipzig Declaration on Global Climate Change' (Science & Environmental Policy Project)
77 Skeptical Scientists (Business and Media Institute)
60 Scientists call on Harper to revisit the science of global warming (Financial Post, Canada)
41 Scientists debunk global warming alert (Telegraph.co.uk)
27 Skeptical Scientists, 'The Deniers' (National Post, Canada)
An Inconvenient Fact: …only 51 individuals signed the IPCC Report released on February 2, 2007.

The idea that a "consensus" constitutes validity is moronic. Michael Crichton is quoted:

Let's be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world. In science consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is reproducible results. The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus…

So is Marcus Aurelius:

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.

But to say there's a consensus anyway is not just a mistake or an exaggeration, but a deliberate and preposterous lie — though hardly the only untruth Al Gore and his acolytes have promoted with politically motivated assistance from our complicit media and schools.

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WWII Hero Cremated to Avoid Grave Desecration by Moonbats

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:48 AM

Retired Brigadier General Paul Tibbets died Thursday at the age of 92. Regarded by his commandant General Henry "Hap" Arnold as "the best damned pilot" in the Army Air Forces during WWII, Tibbets was chosen to lead the 509th Composite Group, a top secret military unit formed to be the first to wage nuclear war. He piloted the specially reconfigured B-29 that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, helping to save the lives of as many as 1 million American servicemen.

Tibbets commented on the attitude of moonbats who have showered vilification upon him as a reward for his key role in securing American victory:

Our young people don't know anything about what happened because nobody taught them and now their minds are being filled up with things that aren't true.

That pretty much sums up modern education. The saddest part of Tibbets' story:

Because he feared giving protesters a place to demonstrate, Tibbets did not want a funeral or headstone, [longtime friend Gerry] Newhouse said. He requested that his ashes be scattered over the North Atlantic Ocean.

Not even the graves of our Greatest Generation are safe from moonbat desecration.

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Paul Tibbets, center, with his crew.

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November 2, 2007

The Word "Racist" Is Racist

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:46 PM

Nothing could be more racist than the deranged liberal ideology that compels people festering with ethnic hatred to rub our faces in our alleged "racism."

Though you can't turn on your TV without being exposed to this mentality, to see how demented it really gets, you have to lift rocks and peer underneath, into the dark, dank recesses where true-blue progressives squirm and wriggle. FIRE lifted one of these rocks by exposing a thought control program imposed in the dormitories at University of Delaware. As part of "Life Diversity Facilitation Training," RAs are force-fed definitions like this (emphasis mine):

A RACIST: 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. By this definition, people of color cannot be racists, because as peoples within the U.S. system, they do not have the power to back up their prejudices, hostilities, or acts of discrimination.

Lift another rock and you see the same staggering hypocrisy at The Guardian, in an article subtly entitled "Of Course All White People Are Racist." Despite his sweeping derogatory generalization leveled at a racial group, the author himself is not a racist. You can probably guess why:

As a black man, I admit I am bound to suffer from prejudices of my own. I cannot be racist, however, because in the global order I do not belong to the dominant group. If I were to mistreat a white person, no matter how low in social status, the weight of this country's white power structure would come down against me.

Right, like the way America's "white power structure" came down on O.J. Simpson after he slit two white people's throats.

The term "racist," hissed with such venom by hate-filled moonbats, does not accuse you of holding a forbidden point of view, but only of being born with an incorrect skin color. Being white makes you racist. Not being white makes you not racist. The word "racist," as used by liberals, is nothing more than a racial epithet employed to denigrate Caucasians.

It is directly analogous to the word "nigger."

On a tip from Ian from the EUSSR.



Light Up for SCHIP

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:38 AM

On a tip from Bill.



British Bureauweenies to Impose Food Rationing?

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:09 AM

Most kids have been advised by their parents to finish their plates. Many have wondered why they should have to, when they aren't hungry anymore, except for dessert. Enviromoonbats now have an answer: because if they don't, the polar bears will perish from global warming!

U.K. Environment minister Joan Ruddock yells that some of the food we don't finish goes into landfills to rot, emitting methane, which in sufficiently massive quantities could conceivably alter the temperature. Ruddock takes the issue so seriously that she has ominously warned:

We cannot fail to do what is necessary.

British bureauweenies have already recommended applying totalitarian measures to ensure that Britons don't overeat. My guess is that they will soon kill two birds with one stone by rationing food. After all, if Brits were ever going to rebel against the authoritarian moonbattery that is smothering their civilization, they probably would have done it by now.

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Joan Ruddock will see to it that you finish your vegetables.

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Fort Collins Removing Christmas from "the Holidays"

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:26 AM

November is the time moonbats turn their attention to suppressing Christmas. Yesterday we learned that as part of its overall strategy to eradicate British culture, the Labour Party's beloved Institute for Public Policy Research wants to downgrade Christmas in favor of holidays from other religions, since they don't feel they have the leverage yet to "expunge" it from the calendar altogether. On the other side of the world, in Colorado:

Fort Collins has decided to make the holidays less about Christmas, and more about our diversity.

Christmas displays are to be less "Christmas-y," avoiding "things that scream Christmas at folks." For example, lights will be blue and white, because red and green lights might remind someone of Christmas, which must never be done at Christmastime, since that might offend those who hate Christmas.

What kind of fiend hates Christmas? Why do the Grinch and Ebenezer Scrooge take precedence over the vast majority of Americans who are decent, normal people? The answer: because moonbats are in charge, and they are anything but decent or normal.

When progressives have succeeded in killing Christmas, it will be a major step toward their goal of replacing our culture with a vacuum that is both sterile and unclean.

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Banned in Fort Collins.

Hat tip: Slapstick Politics.

Update:

Welcome Hot Air readers!



November 1, 2007

University of Delaware Backs Down from Thought Control Regimen

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:58 PM

Under fire from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, the University of Delaware has felt compelled to suspend the previously mentioned thought control program inflicted in its dormitories.

As reported at FIRE:

Late Thursday, University of Delaware President Patrick Harker released on the school's website a Message to the University of Delaware Community terminating the university's ideological reeducation program, which FIRE condemned as an exercise in thought reform. He stated, "I have directed that the program be stopped immediately. No further activities under the current framework will be conducted." Harker also called for a "full and broad-based review" of the program's practices and purposes. While concerns remain about the University of Delaware's commitment to free expression, FIRE commends President Harker for his decision to immediately terminate the Orwellian residence life education program.

This will hardly put an end to leftist indoctrination on the campus, but it's encouraging to see confirmation that when confronted and exposed, educratic brainwashers will back down, compelled by the same spinelessness that makes them so slavishly politically correct in the first place.



Huckleberry Finn, Dog the Bounty Hunter Arrested by Thought Police

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:36 PM

As anyone subjected to the noise pollution known as rap can attest, the culture of trendy blacks calls for the incessant use of the word "nigger," as well as equivalent slurs directed at whites. While this is acceptable, for a white person to utter or even depict someone else uttering the "N-word" is regarded as the ultimate blasphemy in the church of moonbattery. No one and nothing is safe from the Inquisition, having committed the sin of using this word while Caucasian, from the heights of our culture to down near the bottom.

At the heights we find Mark Twain, whose classic Huckleberry Finn is in trouble again. The literary masterpiece was being discussed in a classroom in North Richland Hills, Texas, when the lone black student in the class — ominously named Ibrahim Mohamed — decided he doesn't like Twain's vocabulary. As a result, the Coalition to Stop the N-Word has been formed to ban this precious treasure of American culture.

Moving down a few notches, Dog the Bounty Hunter has been caught by the National Enquirer using the forbidden word in a less enlightened context in a private telephone conversation. Dog (aka Duane Chapman) has issued the inevitable sniveling apologies and is undergoing indoctrination treatment with a black spiritual adviser. He may as well try to salvage some dignity, because you can stick a fork in his television career; it's done.

If only we could say the same for the careers of the countless Cro-Magnon rap stars who have made $millions by chanting the word over and over, mixed in with various other demeaning obscenities and calls for senseless violence.

Mark_Twain.jpg   Let's hope Melville, Poe, Hemingway, et al. never used the N-word, or their works will be joining Mark Twain's on the pyre.

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Nickelodeon Indoctrinates Children with Hard-Left Propaganda

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:50 PM

If you want to use a parental lock to keep your kids from being corrupted by some of the vile poison gushing out of your television set, my advice is to start with Nickelodeon, which of course specifically targets children. Think there are worse channels? You may doubt it after checking out an absolutely appalling edition of Nick News in which moonbat hostess Linda Ellerbee encourages her rug-rat audience not to be "lazy" and "self-centered," but to be "rebels with a cause."

The 22-minute program features kids who have earned the fawning approval of Nickelodeon producers by parroting some of the most over-the-top leftist propaganda this side of North Korea's demilitarized zone.

In the first segment, school kids denounce sweatshops, because "corporations are benefiting" from the suffering of children. They show that they are capable of "standing up to authority" by cajoling the local school board into imposing its authority over the makers of school uniforms for their Vermont high school. The uniforms now must "come from factories where the workers are not exploited." Next on the agenda is the entire state of Vermont, which is expected to demand that all police and firefighter uniforms be manufactured under conditions dictated by a handful of teenage moonbats. "We're challenging corporate America!" one teen crows.

Next up, a pubescent Berkeley kid is praised for wanting to force people to confront the "fact" that "people are being tortured by American soldiers." He dresses up in an orange jumpsuit and black hood to harangue people on the street on behalf of the ultra-left cult World Can't Wait. Apparently that doesn't get him enough attention, so he goes into a crowded shopping mall and lies down on the floor in everyone's way. When police come to escort the snot-nosed brat out of the mall, he shouts for the camera:

Are these corporations a priority over people's lives?

Unless his parents are college professors, where does a little kid come up with that kind of goofy rhetoric, if not from watching Nickelodeon? What will become of patriotism in a generation that grows up watching this garbage?

Even after the cops kick him out of the mall, the kid's not through. He stands on a street corner in his Abu Ghraib outfit, bellowing through a bullhorn that "the people" must "unite to impeach Bush." At the behest of the supposed grownups producing the show, he informs children even younger than himself that "our democracy is at stake" if we don't remove our democratically elected president from office.

Third on the list: standardized tests. Teachers unions don't like them, because they impose quality standards. You can't just stand there all day yelling at the kids about how much you hate America when the test will require them to actually learn something. Unsurprisingly, the heroic teens featured by Nickelodeon don't like the tests either. We learn from an adolescent black girl in a Muslim hijab that standardized testing is a symptom of "the bigger problem" — which is "institutional racism." The only evident racial tie is that non-Caucasians haven't been exempted from taking the tests.

In the next segment, we learn from a teen in dire need of a haircut that animal cruelty is "pervasive in our society," and that circuses are evil because discipline is employed to train the elephants.

They save the most outrageous for last. The featured teenybopper denounces the war in Iraq, on the grounds that deposing a genocidal dictator who financed suicide terrorists and committed acts of war against the USA is "immoral." She started a website presenting images of horribly injured Iraqi children — almost certainly the victims of terrorists — in such a way as to make it look like the American soldiers over there fighting the terrorists were responsible. You would have to be in a class with Brian De Palma not to be absolutely sickened by the shamelessness of her propaganda — yet the folks at Nickelodeon admire her for it, and want your kids to admire her too.

All of this gives you an idea of what the moonbats running this channel are trying to do to our future. To see what they've done to our past, see their version of the Alamo, whereby the Americans are the bad guys.

Nickelodeon is the political equivalent of child pornography.

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If you're going to ban just one channel…

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



IPCC Scientist Rejects Nobel Prize, Global Warming Hoax

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:57 AM

The 2007 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded not only to Al Gore, but also to the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. This panel consists mainly of moonbatty political hacks, but also includes a few scientists, many of whom are enraged to have their good names attached to the global warming hoax.

Possibly even more enraging is the Peace Prize itself, which is not an honor but a disgrace. Laureates include a corrupt terrorist, a communist dictator, and even Jimmy Carter, who was granted the award explicitly for his seditious campaign to undermine his own country during wartime.

IPCC member John Christy, director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, isn't standing for it. He renounces the prize, and the insidious hoax it was meant to reinforce.

Christy notes that although recent measurements suggest a trend toward modest warming (∼2.5°F per century, which is insignificant), it has not been shown that human activity has anything to do with it.

As for the climatic doom the Goracle prophesies, climatologist can't reliably predict the weather next week; only the politically motivated pretend they can foresee it 50 years out. Christy puts it this way:

Mother Nature simply operates at a level of complexity that is, at this point, beyond the mastery of mere mortals (such as scientists) and the tools available to us. As my high-school physics teacher admonished us in those we-shall-conquer-the-world-with-a-slide-rule days, "Begin all of your scientific pronouncements with 'At our present level of ignorance, we think we know…'"
I haven't seen that type of climate humility lately. Rather I see jump-to-conclusions advocates and, unfortunately, some scientists who see in every weather anomaly the specter of a global-warming apocalypse. Explaining each successive phenomenon as a result of human action gives them comfort and an easy answer.
Others of us scratch our heads and try to understand the real causes behind what we see. We discount the possibility that everything is caused by human actions, because everything we've seen the climate do has happened before. Sea levels rise and fall continually. The Arctic ice cap has shrunk before. One millennium there are hippos swimming in the Thames, and a geological blink later there is an ice bridge linking Asia and North America.

Evidence has been selected to dupe fools into believing there's a crisis. Christy gives an example:

The recent CNN report "Planet in Peril," for instance, spent considerable time discussing shrinking Arctic sea ice cover. CNN did not note that winter sea ice around Antarctica last month set a record maximum (yes, maximum) for coverage since aerial measurements started.

As Christy observes, plans by authoritarian moonbats to impose ever higher fuel efficiency standards will have no noticeable effect on the weather. Changing to nuclear power theoretically might. But moonbats don't like nuclear power.

While puppet masters like Gore lead the gullible around by the nose for their own selfish purposes, real crises are going unaddressed. Christy concludes:

My experience as a missionary teacher in Africa opened my eyes to this simple fact: Without access to energy, life is brutal and short. The uncertain impacts of global warming far in the future must be weighed against disasters at our doorsteps today. Bjorn Lomborg's Copenhagen Consensus 2004, a cost-benefit analysis of health issues by leading economists (including three Nobelists), calculated that spending on health issues such as micronutrients for children, HIV/AIDS and water purification has benefits 50 to 200 times those of attempting to marginally limit "global warming."
Given the scientific uncertainty and our relative impotence regarding climate change, the moral imperative here seems clear to me.

Gore is right about one thing. The global warming hoax really is a moral issue. It's morally imperative to reject it for the good of society.

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Dr. John R. Christy, countermoonbat.

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Labour Think Tank Calls for Dismantling British Civilization

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:03 AM

A report by Labour's top think tank, the Institute for Public Policy Research, has a number of appalling suggestions to advance the liberal goal of eradicating British civilization.

Recommendations include downgrading Christmas in favor of festivals honoring other religions (i.e., Islam), since it would still be difficult to "expunge" Christmas from the calendar altogether; one to "ensure access" by Muslim colonizers to the "largely white" countryside, lest some remnant of Britain endure out in the boondocks; overhauling the honor system because it's "imperial"; throwing bishops out of the House of Lords; ending "sectarian" (i.e., Christian) religious education; and flying flags other than the hated (by moonbats) Union Jack.

Multiculturalism — the cancerous ideology that is literally destroying Western Civilization — is enthusiastically promoted. There must be an "urgent and upfront campaign" to impose a "multicultural understanding of Britishness" — that is, to extirpate the concept of Britishness.

Had the Nazis conquered Britain, more of British civilization would have endured than will survive the more insidious conquest by moonbattery. The report gloats:

The empire is gone, church attendance is at historically low levels, and the Second World War is inexorably slipping from memory.

Britain, you're not dead yet. Don't let liberals shovel dirt in your face.

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Fight back. The world needs you.

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Illegal Aliens Impose Burden After Wildfires

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:14 AM

In the aftermath of the California wildfires, we're reminded again of the crippling burden imposed on our healthcare resources by the millions of Mexicans who sneak into the country and aggressively throw themselves on the mercy of our moonbattery:

The fact that 11 of the 18 wildfire victims lying in UCSD Medical Center's burn unit are illegal immigrants with no apparent health coverage highlights the daunting financial challenge hospitals face in providing long-term, intensive care for all those who need it.
Border Patrol agent James Jacques monitored the road that leads to Barrett Junction yesterday. "These are the most expensive kinds of cases, but we don't look at these patients and say, oh, because they aren't legal residents, we'll stop providing care or stop changing their bandages," said Dr. Thomas McAfee, UCSD's physician-in-chief. […]
With some facing a long rehabilitation, hospital officials said they realize many U.S. taxpayers don't believe UCSD should provide such expensive hospital care to illegal immigrants. But, by law, that care must be provided "to anyone who comes regardless of their ability to pay."
Last year, San Diego County hospitals provided $619 million in uncompensated care, and an estimated 10 percent to 17 percent of that paid for treatment for undocumented immigrants, according to the Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties.
Burn care requires ventilators, multiple surgeries, round-the-clock intensive care and grafts from human cadaveric skin. McAfee said grafts can be grown from patients' own skin to minimize tissue rejection at $500,000 per patient.

But they're here illegally. Can't we just send them home? Of course not:

Esmeralda Siu of the Coalición Pro Defensa del Migrante, a network of migrant shelters and other services in Baja California, said rules prevent the United States from sending Mexican nationals home before they can travel safely.
"By law, they can't deport them if they are injured," said Siu, who is based in Tijuana. "They have to be stabilized, and that they accept leaving, and that they are well to travel."

Why bother socializing medicine? For illegal aliens, who always come first from the point of view of our politicians, it's already been socialized — with the added benefit that many of them don't even have to help defray the cost with taxes, since they don't pay any.

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Too bad the fires didn't burn up the garbage illegal aliens leave in their wake as they invade.

On a tip from Bob.



British Council Asks for Sexual Orientation on Waste Recycling Form

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:26 AM

The politically correct bean-counting of moonbat bureauweenies knows no end. A leaflet distributed by the Leeds city council regarding the city's collection of leaves and grass clippings actually asks residents to categorize themselves according to marital status, religion, and even "sexual orientation":

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I wonder what Freud would say about them not being able to spell "heterosexual" correctly.

City council leader Mark Harris explains that

many people do identify themselves with these particular groups and do want to know their voices are being listened to by the council.

A focus on diversity in garbage disposal is very important. Cohabitating homosexual Muslims must never be the last on the block to have their trash collected.

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