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February 29, 2008

We're Getting Colder, Not Warmer

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:53 AM

If only global warming were real. Unfortunately temperatures are determined not by Al Gore's ideology, nor by the authoritarian bureauweenies who seek to exploit it, but by the Sun. Like the climate, the Sun's output naturally fluctuates — and it appears to be on the wane:

All four major global temperature tracking outlets (Hadley, NASA's GISS, UAH, RSS) have released updated data. All show that over the past year, global temperatures have dropped precipitously.
A compiled list of all the sources can be seen here. The total amount of cooling ranges from 0.65C up to 0.75C — a value large enough to wipe out most of the warming recorded over the past 100 years. All in one year's time. For all four sources, it's the single fastest temperature change ever recorded, either up or down.

In stark contrast to warming, cooling really is a problem:

Cold is more damaging than heat. The mean temperature of the planet is about 54 degrees. Humans — and most of the crops and animals we depend on — prefer a temperature closer to 70.
Historically, the warm periods such as the Medieval Climate Optimum were beneficial for civilization. Corresponding cooling events such as the Little Ice Age, though, were uniformly bad news.

A drop in temperatures would have only one benefit: in light of all the hysterical lies we've been told about global warming, at least a few people might learn better than to believe anything they're told by the media, the government, Al Gore or the United Nations.

World temperatures per the Hadley Center for Climate Prediction. Note the steep drop on the right.

On a tip from mega.

Global Warming Looting Is Underway

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:02 AM

The massive looting that the global warming hoax has been setting us up for is already underway in Alaska, where Eskimos are suing two dozen energy companies for supposedly causing climate fluctuation. The Kivalina tribe filed its suit in San Francisco, where its patent absurdity will be less of a liability.

According to the suit, everyone who contributes to the imaginary global warming crisis is guilty and can be forced to pay. Our Supreme Court has already issued the literally insane ruling that CO2, which comes out of our cars every time we drive and out of our mouths every time we breathe, is a pollutant that causes global warming.

If the Kivalina get their free fortune, the floodgates will open wide. Everyone is guilty, so everyone can be made to pay. Society will sue itself out of existence.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Globe-Trotting Moonbat Barely Makes It across English Channel

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:31 AM

The advance of moonbattery has suffered a minor setback in Calais, France, just across the English Channel from Britain:

A British man who aimed to walk from Bristol to Gandhi's birthplace in Porbander, India without spending any money has been forced to give up at Calais. Mark Boyle, 28, who began his trip with only t-shirt, sandals and a bandage four weeks ago, hoped that strangers along the way would provide him with food and places to stay. He is a member of the Freeconomy movement, which believes in a "moneyless society in which no money changes [hands] and there is no duality between giving and receiving", and would like to see money disappear altogether.

The epic journey came to an end when Calais residents correctly perceived Boyle to be a useless freeloader and refused to give him a handout. Maybe there's hope for the French after all.

There goes Boyle. He soon got lanced.

On a tip from Ian from the EUSSR.

Script to Shrillary Texas Ad

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:22 AM

Shrillary's Waterloo is coming up in Texas. Texan reader Lyle provides a slightly augmented script to her campaign ad below:

(A camera shot looking up at a windmill that has its tail folded to prevent its full and normal operation. Instead, it turns slowly as if it's doing something, but actually produces no work.)
NARRATOR. In Texas, when there's work to be done, talk doesn't cut it. You gotta roll up your sleeves, stand your ground, and deliver. That's what Hillary Clinton does.
(Camera shot of Hillary in long sleeves, talking)
NARRATOR. She's fought for, and delivered: Coverage for uninsured children…
(Camera shot of uninsured illegal alien children)
NARRATOR. Health care and dignity for our veterans…
(Camera shot of veteran wounded by an enemy that garnered hope and support from the left incessantly tearing away at George Bush)
NARRATOR. And better schools and better teachers…
(Camera shot [no audio, since they are speaking Spanish] of teacher in an ESL)
NARRATOR. In Texas it's better done than said, and when it's all said and done, Hillary delivers.
(Audio insert: Hillary with a raspy voice, brought on by too much talking)
HILLARY. I'm Hillary Clinton and I approved this message.

Moonbats Plan to Reenact 1968

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:53 AM

A moonbat cult calling itself Re-create 68 plans to liven up the Democrat convention in Denver this summer. Its schedule reflects an ambitious agenda:

During the Convention, there will be five major protest, one each day. Each protest will focus on a symptom of the disease of an Imperialist, Capitalist, Racist system as seen in our communities. Some of the proposed themes are as follows:
Sunday — End All Occupations at Home and Abroad
Monday — Human Rights/Free All Political Prisoners
Tuesday — No Warming
Wednesday — No Borders
Thursday — No Racism/Imperialism

At the "End the Occupations March & Rally," the moonbats will insist that America end its "illegal imperialist occupations in Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Hawaii, North America, and others." Like Barack Insane Obaminable, they want the troops brought home immediately, and let the grownups worry about the consequences.

The Shake Your Moneymaker event will lay bare the whimsical larceny at the heart of liberalism:

It's time to redistribute the wealth. Between security and corporate pay-offs, the DNC will cost over 100 million dollars for a party. We think the people deserve that money. Join us as we encircle the Denver MInt (where U.S. currency is produced) and use our collective power to raise the mint building in the air and shake the money out of it for the people. Don't forget a sack to put all of your loot in.
Bring noise makers, energy, spells, magic, costumes anything that gives you power, we will need it!

What's really going to be needed are water cannons. Let's hope the Denver police don't hesitate to use them.

Chicago 1968: The glorious past to which moonbats want to return.

Hat tips: Slapstick Politics, The Drunkablog.

U.N. Forbids U.S. to Clean Up New Orleans Ghettoes

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:17 AM

The same United Nations that put the socialist basket case Zimbabwe in charge of the Sustainable Development Commission has seen fit to tell Americans how we should run our country, condemning us for trying to clean up ghettoes:

Two human rights experts for the United Nations on Thursday criticized a federal plan to raze public housing projects in New Orleans, saying it will force the predominantly black residents into homelessness.
New Orleans advocates clamoring to save 4,500 public housing units claimed a victory. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which wants to replace the decades-old housing projects with mixed-income, mixed-use development, called the U.N. experts "misinformed."

"Misinformed" might be the kindest adjective that can be applied to the United Nations.

What the U.N. really needs is its own country to run, to show us all how well its enlightened leftist principles would work. Since it knows just what to do with New Orleans, why not turn the city over to U.N. jurisdiction? They can have Detroit too. That way the residents would no longer be oppressed by capitalism — though they would still no doubt live off money expropriated from hard-working Americans.

Public housing in New Orleans: A cesspool in a swamp.

On a tip from Sean M.

Medea Benjamin Cries for Help from Marines

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:46 AM

Head harpy Medea Benjamin has led the charge against Berkeley's U.S. Marines recruiting office for Code Pinko, asserting that if it weren't for the colony of moonbats laying siege to the Marines, "we'd be living under Hitler." But then, as Marine Eamon Kelley reports:

While we were at the protest in Berkeley from 12 to 4 PM a white volvo drove by and a man spat upon code pink. They chased him down the street and got into a verbal altercation. The police were NO WHERE in sight. That's not the best part, ready for this? Medea Benjamin yelled and I quote "Marines!" she actually yelled for our help because this man had stepped out of his car. Lol. I even asked her if she was yelling Police and she told me "I said Marines" then put her arm around my friend Allen (the Marine vet)

Not that this will surprise any Moonbattery readers, who have predicted that in a crisis, Berkeley moonbats would look like a nest of baby birds, mouths wide open to plead for help from the military — which they know they would receive, despite not deserving it.

Medea Benjamin with her arms in the arm, presiding over the attack on the Marines. Via Zombie.

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin, on tips from WZ and Burning Hot.

Inferior Zero-Emission Buses Cost 32 Times as Much to Operate as Diesel

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:04 AM

This should give you an idea of the scale of waste entailed in the global warming farce. In an $18 million state-mandated pilot project, the (Silicon) Valley Transportation Authority tested zero-emission buses and found the following:

Zero-emission buses — or ZEBs — cost $51.66 to fuel, maintain and operate per mile compared with just $1.61 for a 40-foot conventional diesel coach. They break down much more frequently, and replacement parts are next to impossible to order[…] Although the cost of a new hydrogen-fuel-cell bus has fallen from about $3.5 million to $2.5 million, a diesel coach costs about $400,000. And ZEBs have on average traveled 1,100 miles before needing repairs in the VTA trial, while a typical diesel bus covers about 6,000 miles.

You would think, in a democracy, this would inspire the bureaucrats to back off from the preposterous ZEB boondoggle, before they get run out of town on a rail.

But the California Air Resources Board is poised next year to launch a $36 million second phase of the hydrogen program, adding 12 more buses in the Bay Area and expanding it to include Golden Gate Transit.
Analifa Bevan with CARB said her agency "is not considering any changes," pointing out that the VTA experiment involves early prototypes and that the next generation of buses will be more reliable and "cheaper to operate than diesel."

Sure they will. Apparently Analifa assumes that if the peasants will believe incandescent light bulbs cause global warming, they'll swallow absolutely anything.

A rolling black hole for taxpayers' money.

Hat tip: Interested-Participant, on a tip from Burning Hot.

February 28, 2008

Cold Moves in, Windmills Fail to Provide Enough Power

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:15 PM

The global warming crisis isn't real, but problems caused by moonbatty solutions to it are. A case in point:

A drop in wind generation late on Tuesday, coupled with colder weather, triggered an electric emergency that caused the Texas grid operator to cut service to some large customers, the grid agency said on Wednesday.
Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) said a decline in wind energy production in west Texas occurred at the same time evening electric demand was building as colder temperatures moved into the state.

Warm as it may be in Al Gore's apocalyptic fantasies, in the real world it gets cold, even in Texas, and people need power from reliable sources.

Trying to meet our power needs with windmills is downright quixotic.

On a tip from Byron.

Barney Frank Moves to Socialize Housing

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:52 PM

Any problem, real or imagined, is an opportunity for Democrats to push us closer to socialism. The subprime mortgage crisis is no exception. Rep. Barney Frank is introducing legislation to give the government ownership of people's homes:

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank wants to provide about $15 billion over the next five years to let the government buy homes after investors holding the pool of mortgages write down the value of the mortgage.
The plan would require a "federal entity," perhaps the U.S. mortgage insurance provider, the Federal Housing Administration, to buy owner-occupied primary residences and insure them against default.

Frank is going to stick it good to those lousy capitalists who expect people to repay loans:

"I am not talking about the holders of the loans taking a haircut," the Massachusetts Democrat said. "I am talking about them having lobotomies."

Like any good socialist, Frank knows better than to let the markets correct themselves when he can increase taxpayers' dependence on government by using their own money to create perverse incentives.

Frank is also working on another plan to provide as much as $20 billion in grants and loans to buy foreclosed and abandoned homes at or below market value to stabilize home prices.

Of course, government "help" must be mandatory:

"The voluntary efforts are not accomplishing much," Frank said.

Frank's own home was used as the base for a prostitution ring run by his homosexual lover. Soon he may have control of yours.

Your next landlord with a young friend.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Planned Parenthood Accepts Donations Targeting Black Babies for Abortion

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:58 PM

It's too late to donate to Adolf Hitler, but the abortion mill Planned Parenthood is still around and accepting all major credit cards. If racial genocide is your cup of tea, just select the ethnic group you would like exterminated and pick up the phone:

The Advocate has more information.

On tips from Farmer Ted and Bill V.

Spanking Alleged to Cause Sexual Perversion

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:39 PM

Isn't it remarkable how academic researchers and the large scientific societies — dominated by the sort of politically correct weenies who infest bureaucracies everywhere — are able to find whatever liberals would like found? Today's example:

An analysis of four studies by Murray Straus, co-director of the Family Research Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire-Durham, found that children who suffer physical punishment in the form of spanking, hitting or slapping are more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior as adults, it is reported by USA Today.
The study, presented Thursday to the American Psychological Association, suggests that spanked children also are more likely to be "physically or verbally coercing" to a sexual partner and engage in masochistic sex, including arousal by spanking, later in life.

This must explain why sexual perversion is so rare among moonbats, since they disapprove of spanking their kids.

Looks like a lot of San Franciscans were spanked as children.

On tips from nanc and Wiggins.

Media Throws Bias into Overdrive to Get Obama the Nomination

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:22 PM

So much for subtlety:



Look out, McCain. Despite your years of pandering to the liberal media, you will get the same treatment once Osamabama has the nomination wrapped up. It's already beginning.

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

McCain Not Quite Left Enough for the Nutroots

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:01 PM

Left. He even has a couple of supporters at the Nutroots fever swamp Democratic Underground. But true puritan William Pitt considers it an outrage that any DU reader would consider voting for a Republican — even a liberal Republican who will be running against a clearly unqualified adolescent fool. Watch out for spittle spray, here goes Pitt:

If I see another poster in this godforsaken testical-kick of a forum say they hope the GOP wins the White House in November, I will personally burn your fucking house down, drive your car into the nearest available bridge strut, ruin your credit, deflower your chicadee, manhandle your couch cushions after eating lye with my bare hands, and make you watch while I sit down in the charred wasteland of your former livingroom and punch myself in the face over and over and over and over and over again, until the chicadee throws in the towel or until you pee your pants and promise never to do it again.

Why is he so upset? McCain stands for colonization by Mexico, federal regulation of political speech, coddling terrorists, suffocating restrictions on domestic oil drilling, and massive tax increases to be justified by the global warming hoax. Is it that — unlike Obamination — McCain won't turn over Iraq to al Qaeda? No, it goes deeper:

The Supreme Court matters, assbag. Choice matters. Lather rinse repeat.

McCain could threaten the sacred liberal rite of abortion, by appointing judges unwilling to pretend it's protected by the Constitution. As a result of his respect for human life, Lettuce is regarded as unacceptable by those who regard themselves as the high priests of moonbattery.

Not even Lettuce is enough of a moonbat for the Nutroots.

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

Senate Candidate Wants to Arrest President Bush

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:55 AM

The corrosion of moonbattery is reducing American politics to a sideshow. In Maine, U.S. Senate candidate Laurie Dobson wants the President and Vice President of the United States to be arrested by local authorities if either shows up in Kennebunkport, where Bush's parents own a summer home.

The crimes committed by our nation's leaders evidently have to do with oppressing the nice terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dobson got the idea of having them arrested from moonbat-infested Brattleboro, Vermont.

The same mass insanity that produces flakes like Laurie Dobson may soon sweep into office President Barack Hussein Obama. At least B.O. won't have to worry about getting arrested for war crimes if he visits Kennebunkport.

Laurie Dobson meets the press.

On a tip from Nedyeh.


Via Cristy Li, this Laurie Dobson campaign collage should prove fascinating to moonbatologists:


Osamabamadingdong couldn't find a more suitable running mate without liberating one from a mental asylum.

BBC Complicit After the Fact in Terror Attack

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:27 AM

If the BBC's haughty irresponsibility and liberal sympathy for any enemy of Western Civilization isn't criminal, it ought to be. The Telegraph reports on the trial of Mohammed Hamid, who was involved in the July 21, 2005 terror attack on London:

A BBC producer failed to give police information that would have helped track down the July 21 bombers, the trial was told.
Don't Panic, I'm Islamic, which featured the group paintballing and an interview with Mohammed Hamid, was shown on BBC2 on June 12, 2005.
Nasreen Suleaman, the producer, told the court that Hamid said he would use his £300 fee to settle the fine he had been given by magistrates for racially abusing two policemen at his Oxford Street stall.
Called as a defence witness, Miss Suleaman admitted that she had spoken to Hamid in the days following the July 21 attacks and found out he knew the wanted men.
She said she thought he was scared the fugitives might try to call him but did not contact the police because she felt under "no obligation" to do so.
Miss Suleaman claimed she told BBC managers of the situation but no one passed on the information to the authorities.

Of course, we couldn't expect the BBC to take sides against "freedom fighters" by lifting a finger to help authorities defend the civilian population from terrorists.

A beachhead for England's enemies.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Probation for Murdering Baby

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:03 AM

Having established the "right" to abort babies, it was inevitable our degenerating society would soon find it permissible to kill them after they've been born. In suburban Chicago, a teenager who deliberately suffocated her baby has gotten off with less than a wrist slap.

For taking another person's life, the unnamed 16-year-old has received probation, "mandatory counseling" and 100 hours of community service — at a day-care center. The poor murderess is getting treated for "post-traumatic stress disorder."

Within a generation or two, we will have left token punishments behind, and it will be perfectly acceptable to kill babies for crying too loudly. Holland is practically there already.

On a tip from Sam Houston.

Compact Fluorescents Are Hazardous to Children

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:33 AM

The overpriced, dim, flickering compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) that we will soon be forced to use in the name of the environment are a major environmental hazard due to the mercury they contain.

The Boston Globe admits that the bulbs pose a "risk of mercury poisoning to infants, young children, and pregnant women if they break." But homeowners are urged to use them anyway, even before they become mandatory, "because their energy-saving benefits far outweigh the risk posed by mercury released from a broken lamp."

Parents should be the judge of that, not the Kool-Aid–guzzling liberal nitwits at the Boston Globe, nor the corrupt bureaucrats who are imposing the deficient bulbs not in an insane attempt to improve the weather, but to posture, and to please the deep-pocketed corporations like GE that market CFLs. (GE has used its ownership of NBC to advance the global warming hoax at every opportunity, as part of a strategy of having its products made mandatory.)

In some states broken bulbs must be disposed of as hazardous waste, a time-consuming and expensive undertaking. In Massachusetts it will soon be illegal to throw away even intact CFLs.

It's recommended consumers not use CFLs in table lamps that could be knocked over by children (as if we will have a choice after 2012). If a bulb breaks over carpet, you are advised to cut out the part of the carpet that has been contaminated. It may look a little funny, but think of the polar bears you can pretend you are saving!

To think light bulbs once symbolized good ideas.

On tips from Dave D, V the K and mega.

PETA Outraged: Terror Attack Might Have Frightened Birds

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:47 AM

Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger terrorists have gone to far, incurring the righteous wrath of PETA by launching a grenade attack on innocent civilians at a zoo (many presumably children) that unconscionably might have startled some birds.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, said in a letter dated Feb. 15 to Velupillai Prabhakaran, the reclusive rebel leader, that "the explosive device that was set off near the zoo's bird enclosures terrified many animals at the zoo."
PETA president Ingrid E. Newkirk pleaded with the rebel leader "to leave animals out of this conflict," the letter said.

At least four people were wounded. It's also probable that some birds were momentarily frightened.

Even liberal icon Yasser Arafat had to endure Newkirk's disapproval when a donkey was used in a terror attack. Newkirk is famous for her immortal words,

A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy.

However, boys and girls obviously rank much lower than donkeys and birds where PETA is concerned.

Ingrid Newkirk cuddles a bird.

Hat tips: Coyote Blog, The QandO Blog. On a tip from Burning Hot.

Hollywood's Pro-Terrorism Ribbons

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:14 AM

Small wonder few people still watch the Oscars, where vile Hollyweird glitterpigs dress in their most extravagant finery and congratulate themselves for being such sophomoric moonbats. Check out their latest fashion accessory:


New York Fashion explains the orange ribbons:

Did you notice the orange ribbon pinned to Julie Christie's dress and Paul Haggis's lapel at the Oscars? It was a lovely little accessory to show their support for the closing of the Guantánamo Bay prison because of the U.S. government's controversial interrogation tactics there. The orange represents the jumpsuits worn by the prisoners and is also the color of a rubber bracelet worn by Haggis that reads "torture+silence=complicity" included in the Oscar swag bag. Organizations like the ACLU, which sponsors the Close Guantanamo campaign, ask stars to don these stamps of activism well in advance so that they have enough time to consult with their stylists.

Far from being mistreated, the hard-core terrorists at Club Gitmo are growing fat on the gourmet halal food they are given. The only people abused there are the guards. Desperate for grounds to complain, one terrorist issued an official torture allegation over having to use unscented soap and balls being underinflated in the rec room.

But none of that matters. The point for Tinseltown is to show its solidarity with Muslim terrorists, because America is bad.

Hat tip: The Jawa Report. On tips from Oiao and V the K.

February 27, 2008

Moonbats Lament Spread of English Language

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:16 PM

A third of the planet is predicted to be learning English within the next decade. In response, the BBC presents a British bureauweenie who shares its horror that English has become the lingua franca.

UK Education Secretary, Charles Clarke, has warned against the "arrogance" of English speakers who fail to learn other languages. […] "To be quite candid, I'm the first to acknowledge there is an immense amount to do," said Mr Clarke. "Not least to contest the arrogance that says English is the world language and we don't have to worry about it — which I think is dangerous and pernicious."

Clarke wants people to speak Chinese, Arabic and Spanish. While he and the Beebsters flaunt their lack of linguistic pride, India is raising itself up out of centuries of miserable poverty largely because people finally understand each other in that polyglot country, now that so many of them speak English as a second language.

Clarke prefers to communicate by semaphorically wiggling his mouselike ears.

On a tip from Eric.

Shrillary Forgot to Emphasize Her "Warmth and Likability"

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:32 PM

The lack of an even remotely acceptable presidential candidate, combined with WFB's passing, makes it hard to keep the spirits up. Since laughter is the best antidote for times like this, here's another howler:

Edwards Advisor: Hillary Should Have Emphasized Her "Warmth and Likability"

Chris Kofinis, the Breck Girl's former communications director, gibbers that while she was getting left in the dust by Osama Obambi, the Ice Queen should have been

…focusing on her likability, her humanness, her compassion and her real warmth, I think that would have been a much smarter strategy…

Bwahahahaha! Thanks for cheering us up, Chris!

Shrillary Rotten exudes her warmth and likability.

On a tip from Cheetah.

William F. Buckley Jr., RIP

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:17 PM

The world is a poorer place today, as a result of William F. Buckley Jr. having passed away. Buckley is famous for his intention to stand "athwart history, yelling Stop" — by which he meant, stop the advance of the moonbattery that has been steadily eroding our civilization.

At the time he founded National Review in 1955, Buckley's task seemed hopeless, as nearly everyone regarded the pointless slavery of socialism to be humanity's inevitable fate. Yet thanks to the life Buckley breathed into it, conservatism staged a remarkable comeback, culminating in the Reagan Administration.

Today Western Civilization's situation seems hopeless once again. But we owe it to William Buckley to carry on the struggle.

No doubt Daily Kos, HuffPo et al. are brimming over with satanic glee at the death of this great man. At the moment, I don't have the stomach to look.

Countermoonbat extraordinaire.

On tips from Byron and Conan in Iraq.

Berkeley Businesses Suffer for Moonbat Outrages

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:42 PM

Berkeley is like the rest of the world in one respect: honest people trying to create wealth with their businesses pay the price for moonbattery:

BERKELEY — People who are angry at city leaders for their anti-military stance are taking it out on businesses — canceling hotel rooms, restaurant reservations and theater tickets.
They are writing letters to the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce outlining their plans to boycott the city.
And they are steering clear of downtown shops because of the weekly anti-war protests that in recent weeks have become increasingly volatile.
Two weeks after the Berkeley City Council refused to apologize to the U.S. Marine Corps for calling them "uninvited and unwelcome intruders," Berkeley businesses are feeling the backlash from people who don't want to spend their money in the city.

No doubt Code Pinko and World Can't Wait communists will see this as an added benefit of the siege they have laid to the Marines recruiting office, with the active assistance of the municipal government.

Once again, Berkeley demonstrates why every community has a vested interest in stamping out moonbattery before it can metastasize out of control.

Driving out business, if not the Marines.

On a tip from dpt.

Obama Gets a Mouthful

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:15 PM

You can't say Obama has never accomplished anything. With help from the media, he's pretty much put an end to the nightmare of Clintons in the White House, inspiring this float for Germany's Fasching:


Compliments of Bergbikr.

Quote of the Day

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:02 PM

As we watch our civilization voluntarily swirl down the toilet of moonbattery, at least we can console ourselves with laughter. EU Commission spokesman Johannes Laitenberger provides a howler:

European Commission competence is not negotiable.

Just using "European Commission" and "competence" in the same sentence is good for a few snickers. The quote comes in the context of the Czech Republic wanting to enter into a bilateral air security pact with the USA, as if it were still a sovereign country and not subordinate to the EU.

On a tip from mega.

Filmmakers Exploit Young Daughters in Depraved Documentary

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:25 AM

Moonbats may wonder: what is the right age to start immersing children in the world of homosexual activists, AIDS, condoms, sex toys, prostitutes, cross-dressers and transgendered freakazoids? Age 4 is not too young, according to the makers of the documentary "Please Talk to Kids about AIDS":

In it, two incredibly sweet and precocious sisters — Vineeta and Sevilla Hennessey, ages 6 and 4 — accompany their parents, the filmmakers, to the 2006 International AIDS Conference in Toronto. They interview top AIDS experts, gay activists, condom distributors, a sex toy saleswoman, a cross-dresser playing Queen Elizabeth II and an Indian transgender hijra in a sari.
The startling aspect is that, as one childish question leads to the next, they ask things like: "How does AIDS get into your body?" and "How come they want to have sex with each other?"
For a reporter, it is a guilty pleasure to see some of the world's leading scientists squirm — or not — when grilled by a child.

The reporter who smirks with "guilty pleasure" over the discomfort of decent people when a 4-year-old girl queries them about sickeningly depraved sex acts is Donald G. McNeil, Jr. Unsurprisingly, he reports for the New York Times.

The innocence progressives get such a kick out of corrupting doesn't last long:

At one point, Vineeta draws for the camera a picture of two people in bed. "These are condoms," she explains of the bowl beside them, "that you put in the boy's penis, so they don't get AIDS with a woman or with a man. A man can do it with a man if you like it."

Maybe apocalyptic global warming dogma comes from a subconscious awareness among liberals that they deserve some sort of Bible-scale punishment for their staggering moral vileness.

Of age to be indoctrinated into embracing depravity.

On a tip from BMc.

John McCain Apologizes for B.O.'s Middle Name

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:34 AM

While warming up a campaign crowd for John "Lettuce" McCain, radio talker Bill Cunningham took the opportunity to "club the baby seal" by laying into Barack Hussein Obama, even going so far as to refer to him as "Barack Hussein Obama." Lettuce was quick to apologize.

Asked whether the use of Obama's middle name — the same as former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein — is proper, McCain said: "No, it is not. Any comment that is disparaging of either Senator Clinton or Senator Obama is totally inappropriate."
McCain said he didn't know who decided to allow Cunningham to speak but said he was sure it was in coordination with his campaign. He said he didn't hear the comments and has never met Cunningham, but "I will certainly make sure that nothing like that happens again."

As noted earlier, Obama owes his current success to having a name that combines those of America's two most prominent enemies of the past decade. Other than having a slick tongue and being mulatto, he possesses no other qualifications. But in the general election, reminding people of terrorists will no longer be the advantage it is in Democrat primaries.

Cunningham also ridiculed Obama's plans to powwow with dictators and state sponsors of terror, envisioning a future in which

the great prophet from Chicago takes the stand and the world leaders who want to kill us will simply be singing Kumbaya together around the table with Barack Obama.

Apparently such a harsh rhetoric will be banished by the McLame campaign. While it's noble of McCain to want to keep a high tone, if this signifies fear of being portrayed by the media as picking on the black guy, Republicans might has well start thinking ahead to 2012 right now — as conservatives already have.

And don't call him unpatriotic, either.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Hippy Moonbat Photo Gallery

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:48 AM

In case you were wondering what progressives are progressing toward, this should offer some clues. Via

Moonbat fashion.

Moonbat interior design.

Moonbat beauty spa.

Moonbat romance.

Moonbat wine cellar.

Moonbat architecture.

Moonbat cuisine.

I'll bet they're keeping their carbon footprints nice and small. What inspiring examples for us all.

On a tip from V the K.

As Temperatures Plummet, Westchester County Promises to Save the Planet from Global Warming

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:58 AM

At last we are beginning to emerge from one of the coldest winters in the last 50 years. Snow levels have set records across North America and Asia, as have the frigid temperatures. In China, the cold and ice have left cities without power. Arctic ice has been thickening, forcing deadly polar bears to encroach on human habitations, where they dig through garbage for something to eat. Scientists who study solar cycles warn there may be colder still to come.

In light of all this, it's only natural that Westchester County, New York would step up its efforts to save the world from global warming by promising to cut emissions of harmless CO2 by an outlandish 80%. According to County Executive Andrew Spano, the county website will help bring about this impressive accomplishment by advising people on what kind of cars to buy, light bulbs to buy, etc.

Spano, a Democrat, brushed aside concerns from George Oros, R-Cortlandt, the minority leader on the Board of Legislators, who questioned why the county had spent $100,000 on an environmental consultant that donated heavily to Spano's campaign when the project started out as an all-volunteer effort.
"We did not pay them enough money for the work that they did," Spano said of First Environment Inc., a Boonton, N.J., company. "Westchester … is a $2 billion company. It's spending a minuscule amount on global warming. It should be reversed, because if the effects of global warming occur, our expenditures on everything else are minuscule."

North Castle Supervisor Reese Berman has provided inspiration by invoking Martin Luther King Jr.'s notion of the "fierce urgency of now." They'd better hurry up, all right. The colder it gets, the fewer dupes will be dumb enough to buy into the socialist crusade against nice weather.

Las Vegas, 2007. Westchester Co. taxpayers will put a stop to all this warming.

On tips from Wiggins and V the K.

February 26, 2008

Quote of the Day

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:55 PM

Former Bill Clinton press secretary Dee Dee Myers on Good Morning America (via NewsBusters), referring to Hillary Clinton:

I think so many women in positions of authority — and she's certainly one of them -- have to walk that fine line between being authoritative and being a bitch. And she you know, she hasn't always succeeded.

I'll say. What's remarkable is that ABC chose to air the clip, though they did bleep out the B word. Apparently the MSM's heart has found a new home.

Hillary Absolut Bitch
Has Shrillary ever succeeded at not being a bitch?

On a tip from Cheetah.

Moonbat University

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:41 PM

A concept of higher education has been established that caters to the needs of moonbats so perfectly, it should free up conventional universities to be reclaimed by grownups. Oaksterdam University, in San Francisco's still more liberal sister city Oakland, is a trade school that specializes in the only skill true moonbats need, once they've mastered the task of filling out welfare forms:

The school prepares people for jobs in California's thriving medical marijuana industry. For $200 and the cost of two required textbooks, students learn how to cultivate and cook with cannabis, study which strains of pot are best for certain ailments, and are instructed in the legalities of a business that is against the law in the eyes of the federal government.
"My basic idea is to try to professionalize the industry and have it taken seriously as a real industry, just like beer and distilling hard alcohol," said Richard Lee, 45, an activist and pot-dispensary owner who founded the school in a downtown storefront last fall.

Given that the students tend actual marijuana plants, you might think the authorities would be interested. Guess again:

Michael Chapman, an assistant agent in charge with the Drug Enforcement Agency's San Francisco office, said authorities are aware of Oaksterdam U and don't see any reason to shut it down. Talking about marijuana is not illegal, and while a small amount of pot is kept on the premises, the DEA tries "to concentrate our case work on the most significant violators," he said.

Besides, the school helps keep people busy who might otherwise end up doing much more damage by teaching political science next door in Berkeley.

Earning a little extra credit.

On a tip from mike h.

B.O. Masters Space-Time Continuum

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:11 PM

Barack Hussein Obama has been getting a little carried away with his "Vote for me, I'm black" rhetoric:

The Pajama Pack comments:

It seems hard to imagine how the story as related by Sen. Obama could be true, considering the fact that he was born on August 4, 1961. The marches in Selma, Alabama didn't begin until March 7, 1965. Also, his birth date would indicate that he was conceived in late 1960. This would seem to preclude the notion that Obama's grandfather was inspired by the words of John and Robert Kennedy to send Barack Obama, Sr. on a plane to America in an airlift they instituted in order to bring young African men to our shores. If there were any inspiring words and airlifts, they would have had to be uttered and instituted by Dwight Eisenhower[…]
So, here we have a candidate who has an incredible ability to connect with audiences, and manipulate the space-time continuum. I really don't know how the hell you beat that.

Lettuce McCain has got his work cut out for him.

On a tip from Byron.

Cleaning Up from Socialized Medicine

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:01 AM

Socialized medicine isn't always a complete disaster. Not only did Britain's Angelique Sutcliffe have her baby delivered for free (not counting a lifetime of extravagant taxes), but she gets a £5 million bonus, courtesy of other taxpayers, as compensation for having been injected with cleaning fluid while in the hospital.

There's been a downside, though: severe neurological damage that has left her in a wheelchair.

On a tip from Wiggins.

U.K. Global Warming Hoaxers Move toward Absolute Control

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:13 AM

British totalitarians now want to impose cap-and-trade lunacy on individuals, giving everyone a "carbon allowance" so that they don't emit too much utterly harmless CO2. This would exceed the wildest dreams of Stalin and Hitler, giving authoritarian bureaucrats absolute control over every aspect of our existence, all in the name of a manufactured crisis with zero validity.

This appalling attempt to squash out the last vestiges of liberty has actually been endorsed by U.K. environment secretary David Miliband. The British government is currently exploring the feasibility of imposing it.

Even the Boston Globe admits:

Carbon dioxide is an inevitable byproduct of most modern human activities.

This should be corrected to read: "an inevitable byproduct of ALL human activities." Our very breath contains CO2. Fortunately, it is absolutely harmless. In fact, plants need it to live.

If there were such a thing as global warming caused by greenhouse gases, the culprit would be water vapor, not CO2. But don't tell the bureauweenies from Airstrip One, or they'll ban hot showers.

The individual emission caps would be lowered each year, so that we are allowed to exist less and less until eventually we don't exist at all.

As always, scratch the green skin and you will find communist red underneath:

One of the main attractions of this idea is its equity. The outsized carbon footprints of the wealthy — those who fly by private jet and live in McMansions — would come with an extra price tag, so the penalty would fall on the people most able to afford it. The poor, who generate much lower emissions, could actually turn a profit by selling their surplus.

In other words, leftists hope to use the phony crisis to impose coercive wealth redistribution. What the Soviet Union with all its nuclear weapons never managed to accomplish, the squishy, lying moonbats who run our bureaucracies and bring us our "news" still might.

On a tip from baldeagle390.

With Obama, "Change" Means More of the Same

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:08 AM

Moonbat actress Susan Sarandon supports Barack Obama, impressed with his ethnicity and Muslim name, and "can't wait to see what he stands for." But what he stands for is already public record: more of the same. More taxing, more spending, more explosive growth for the federal behemoth.

He has extravagant plans to increase spending on:

  • Subsidized college education
  • Early Head Start
  • After-school programs
  • Substance abuse and mental health counseling
  • Mortgage bailouts
  • Subsidized housing
  • Feel-good programs like "Promise Neighborhoods" that flush money down ghettoes
  • Services for Iraqi refugees
  • Foreign assistance (to be doubled to $50 billion)

Paying for all this will require raising taxes. He'll start with Social Security payroll taxes.

Oh, and B.O. also has plans to meddle in local radio programming.

Homeland security is where he runs out of plans. "Hope for the best" sums up the policy. As for Iran, if it nukes Israel Obambi might "step up our economic pressure and political isolation." Ahmadinejad must be cackling with glee, wringing his oily hands as he awaits Jimmy Carter II.

The audacity of dopes: Passing off still more government as Change.

Greenpeace Kooks Make Mockery of Heathrow Security

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:07 AM

This doesn't do much to reassure passengers regarding the state of security at British airports:

Four activists from environmental campaigners Greenpeace breached security at London Heathrow to stage a protest on top of a jet against the airport's planned expansion, the group said Monday.
The activists climbed on top of a British Airways Boeing 777 plane which had just landed from Manchester at around 0945 GMT and unfurled a huge banner across the tailfin reading: "Climate Emergency — No Third Runway".

Moonbats demand that humanity contract, not expand. The "Climate Emergency" refers of course to the farcical global warming hoax, which environmental militants will doggedly take seriously well into the next ice age.

It reportedly took 90 minutes for authorities to arrest the trespassing environazis. Let's hope al Qaeda isn't watching.

But we don't need to worry too much. After all, terrorism allegedly poses "far less risk than obesity, type two diabetes and smoking-related illnesses."

Less than seven years after 9/11, we've nodded off to sleep while fretting about obesity and harmless carbon emissions, as Islamists plan their next attack.

The ideal time for a jet to take off.

Hat tips: Michelle Malkin, The Jawa Report; on tips from Burning Hot, Wiggins and Cheetah.

February 25, 2008

Words of Wisdom from the U.K.

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:28 PM

Not all Britons are too immobilized by moonbattery even to object as Europe succumbs to Islam. Here's a refreshing splash of sanity from Pat Condell:

On a tip from crispy.

Despite the Cold, Global Warming Attacks French Truffles

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:09 PM

Global warmer hoaxers are running low on problems to blame on the nonexistent global warming crisis. Now USA Today would have us believe it is depriving Frenchmen of their beloved truffles:

Farmers say production is down by 50-75% this winter season and they blame global warming, warning that if thermometers keep rising — as many scientists predict they could — France's black truffle will one day be just a memory.

Ignoring the fact that a drought in the 1960s cut the truffle harvest in half, truffle-snuffler Jean Montesano seems to swallow the notion that the climate was always stable until Al Gore discovered global warming:

Climate change has got the seasons out of whack, it's hotter than it used to be and it rains lots less. I want my grandson to take over, but if things continue like this, who knows if there will be anything left.

Meanwhile, in the real world, snow over North America and much of Asia is at its highest level since 1966. Many American cities suffered record cold this winter. China has endured its most brutal winter in a century. The real estate market in Ontario and Quebec has literally frozen due to the cold. Toronto received more snow in the first two weeks of February than the previous record for the entire month. Arctic Sea ice is 10–20 cm thicker than last year.

Based on their study of solar activity, Oleg Sorokhtin of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and Kenneth Tapping of Canada's National Research Council predict that we could be in for a prolonged period of severe cold. Soon USA Today reporters may be climbing atop igloos to yell about how global warming is curdling the truffles.

He believes in global warming; maybe he'll believe the dried monkey dropping he's snuffling is a truffle.

On tips from mega.

Kids Suspended for Wearing Crucifixes

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:32 PM

In Oregon, wearing a crucifix can now get you suspended from school:

Jaime Salazar, 14, his friend Marco Castro, 16, were suspended from South Albany High School recently after they refused to put away the crucifixes they were wearing around their necks.

The kids say the crucifixes were gifts from their mothers. Educrats say they are gang symbols.

Here's another extract, from a source conservative readers might recognize:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…

The Founding Fathers must have forgotten to add, "unless someone decides crucifixes are a gang symbol."

Maybe next combing your hair a certain way will be a gang symbol. Will the authorities shave everyone's heads?

The smart gangs will adopt the star and crescent as a symbol. No educrats could ban that without risking the wrath of the ACLU.


On tips from Wiggins, Cheetah and Oiao.

Behind Obama's Vapid Rhetoric, Two Unhinged Moonbats

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:20 PM

Who is hiding behind Barack Obama's vapid rhetoric? We'd better find out fast if he's friend or foe, before he exploits our moonbattery to take control of the country. A piece at Asia Times Online looks for clues by studying the women in his life.

It's not a bad place to start, considering that B.O.'s mother was abandoned by his father soon after his birth. Anthropologist Ann Dunham went native and married Kenyan Barack Obama Sr., who shortly thereafter went back to his true love, the bottle waiting for him in Africa. Dunham was described by friends as a "fellow traveler" — i.e., a fifth-column communist sympathizer, drunk on ultra-left politics. Despite the Muslim name that makes him so appealing to liberals in the aftermath of 9/11, Islam isn't what makes Barack Hussein frightening:

The probable next president of the United States is a mother's revenge against the America she despised. […] Radical anti-Americanism, rather than Islam, was the reigning faith in the Dunham household. […] Barack Obama is a clever fellow who imbibed hatred of America with his mother's milk, but worked his way up the elite ladder of education and career. He shares the resentment of Muslims against the encroachment of American culture, although not their religion. He has the empathetic skill set of an anthropologist who lives with his subjects, learns their language, and elicits their hopes and fears while remaining at emotional distance. That is, he is the political equivalent of a sociopath. The difference is that he is practicing not on a primitive tribe but on the population of the United States.

His wife is another nefarious influence. The opportunities for power and wealth America has provided her have been repaid with contempt by Michelle Obama, who considers Whitey the enemy even at liberal Princeton, and knows Barack well enough not to fall for the hype:

No matter what the good intentions of Princeton, which founded her fortunes as a well-paid corporate lawyer, she wrote, "My experiences at Princeton have made me far more aware of my 'Blackness' than ever before. I have found that at Princeton no matter how liberal and open-minded some of my White professors and classmates try to be toward me, I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as if I really don't belong."
Never underestimate the influence of a wife who bitch-slaps her husband in public. Early in Obama's campaign, Michelle Obama could not restrain herself from belittling the senator. "I have some difficulty reconciling the two images I have of Barack Obama. There's Barack Obama the phenomenon. He's an amazing orator, Harvard Law Review, or whatever it was, law professor, best-selling author, Grammy winner. Pretty amazing, right? And then there's the Barack Obama that lives with me in my house, and that guy's a little less impressive," she told a fundraiser in February 2007. […] New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd reported at the time, "She added that the TV version of Barack Obama sounded really interesting and that she'd like to meet him sometime."

For whatever neurotic reasons, this nasty woman feels "desperate […] frustration and disappointment" with America. Get ready to have that taken out on you.

Soon to be in a position to stick it good to the USA.

On a tip from Byron.

Self-Censorship at HuffPo

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:23 AM

The moonbats running Huffington Post must have gotten the word to keep a lid on the vicious, festering insanity that characterizes the Left until after the elections. A week ago they posted on Nancy Reagan falling down and having to be taken to the hospital. As always, any mention of misfortune befalling someone identified with conservatism set the HuffPo crowd barking with glee. But if you look now, every single comment reads COMMENT REMOVED.

What could the Nutroots have been saying about Nancy Reagan — wife of our greatest 20th-century President, who is regarded by many as the greatest American of all time — that was so obscene even a sewer like HuffPo would censor it? Right Wing News was there before the boom came down, and recorded a few of the comments for posterity. A sample:

It is fitting that those who remember this vile woman and her equally vile husband for what they did to the middle class of this country. As well as the poor, the infirm, the disabled, the retarded, the aids victims, let alone what he did for the rich at the expense of the aforementioned, Sir if you want IDOLIZE THIS PIECE OF HUMAN WASTE PLEASE AVAIL YOURSELF TO A WAILING SEPTIC TANK where this floatasm of human excrement should be found wanting. But dont lecture us on how we view this misbegotten whore and her well deserved trevails, my wish is that she had cracked that putrid melon that bobbles on her shoulder's, and spilled the excretement from the container that has bottled it up for so long IFEEL NO PITY FOR THE F*CKING B*TCH WHO TOOK DELIGHT IN WATCHING THOUSANDS DIE OF A HORRIBLE DISEASE WATCHING THE POOR HAVING TO EAT OUT OF DUMPSTERS BECAUSE OF HER AND HER HUSBANDS POLITICAL BELIEFES. ZIPPER THY LIP AND SHUT THE F*CK UP.

These creatures could have someone on their wavelength in the White House within a year.

Ronaldus Maximus: Still driving moonbats into a frenzy.

On a tip from Burning Hot.

Pets on Prozac

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:18 AM

As the clock ticks down toward the inevitable first Muslim terror attack to employ nuclear weapons, encroaching socialism gnaws away at our liberties and standard of living, and Third-World colonization threatens to obliterate Western Civilization, some have sloughed off trivialities to focus on real problems:

Pets at risk of self-harm are increasingly being prescribed anti-depressants because they cannot discuss problems in their lives with others, a leading veterinarian says.
Zoo and wildlife medicine specialist with the UK's Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Romain Pizzi, told the Telegraph that more pets were being prescribed Prozac.

"Depressed" parrots reportedly pluck out their own feathers. Dogs get the blues too, and need to take beef-flavored Reconcile. Maybe authorities should put this in the water supply to help dogs and humans alike reconcile themselves to the dark days that await us if we don't stop wallowing in moonbattery.

On a tip from Bill V.

Detroit No Longer Needs to Hope for Change

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:54 AM

Detroit — aka New Mogadishu, the most liberal city in America — has attained an impressive milestone: a 32% graduation rate.

This remarkable achievement is the result of only a few decades of leftist leadership. Another 10 years and we should get that down to 0%. Once the entire city is on welfare, a mighty blow will have been struck against capitalist oppression.

Barack Hussein Obama's endless platitudinizing about Change may have some wondering what exactly Change means in the context of liberal politics. Only a couple of generations ago, Detroit was a prosperous city. Now it's debatable whether it could be regarded as part of the civilized world. There's your Change.

Detroit epitomizes the Change wrought by moonbats.

On a tip from V the K.

Venezuela Reduced to Cuba-Style Food Rationing

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:29 AM

Fidel Castro must be very proud of his protege Hugo Chavez, who despite massive oil wealth has managed to drag Venezuela down Cuba's path to poverty:

Venezuela has adopted an unprecedented system of food rationing similar to the ration cards used in Cuba, after several months of food shortages that have caused popular discontent.
The Ministry of Nutrition announced last week that beneficiaries of the government's food distribution program would only be allowed one purchase a day. The amount of food allocated to each family would be based on a ''social study'' the government performed, it said.

At least Government is there to regulate the hunger pangs:

[…]distribution centers will now keep a registry of families shopping at each center to ensure that no home receives a "surplus" of staple products.
Under the new rationing system, government distribution centers will open at 8 a.m. and each customer will be given a control number that will allow him to shop for food that day. The customer will also fill out a registry card with his name, ID number and the products and quantities to be purchased.

Why would people sitting on a lake of oil be going hungry? Socialism is why:

Luis Rodríguez, executive director of the Association of Supermarkets and Convenience Stores, said the shortages are not transitory but structural and they have been mounting for at least the past eight months. According to Rodríguez, supermarkets throughout Venezuela are experiencing shortages of chicken, beef, pork, dairy products, eggs, flour and tomato derivatives, such as ketchup. Rodríguez blames the shortages on price controls established by the government, which have left producers with little reason to increase production.

Civilization having failed them, some hungry Venezuelans have resorted to looting. But by all means, let's elect Barack Obama and try socialism in America. Everyone hopes for change!

Shopping in Chavez's socialist utopia.

On a tip from General Jack D. Ripper.

Louis Farrakhan Praises Barack Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:33 AM

Here's a small surprise: rabidly anti-Caucasian demagogue Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam, who has been granted high honors by Barack Obama's church, is lavishly praising B.O., effectively endorsing him for President. Enthuses Calypso Louie:

This young man is the hope of the entire world that America will change and be made better. This young man is capturing audiences of black and brown and red and yellow.

Looks like white gets left out of the rainbow. But that's to be expected; according to Nation of Islam ideology, white people are "a race of devils" created by a black mad scientist named Yakub. One day a giant UFO will come to the rescue by raining down destruction upon Caucasians — if we haven't managed to destroy ourselves first by electing leaders who do not wish us well. Unwilling to wait, a Nation of Islam faction called the "Death Angels" killed 71 Caucasians in the San Francisco area, based on the belief that it earns them "points" redeemable by going to heaven.

NOI's various demands include: a separate state for black Americans, financially supported by white Americans; the release of all Muslims from prison; the release of all blacks on death row; exemption from taxation for blacks; separate schools for blacks, paid for by whites; etc., etc.

From this intellectual background, we draw our audacious hope for change.

B.O., courtesy of the Clinton campaign.

British Fathers Arrested for Interfering with Gang Violence

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:56 AM

What would happen if lunatics took control of the asylum, and not only aggressively promoted insanity, but punished anyone who got in the way of chaos? Britain shows us:

Christopher Dale, 38, and Arthur Parkes, 29, decided to intervene when they heard that a group of boys planned to catch and beat up another youth.
They made a citizen’s arrest of the two ring leaders, aged 12 and 14, and held them while Mr Dale’s wife called the police.
But when officers arrived it was the men who were handcuffed and led away after the boys accused them of assault.
What followed was a nine month "nightmare" in which the men faced losing everything as the Crime Prosecution Service refused to drop the case.

Both men had complained to police about the youths, who had been terrorizing the neighborhood. They'll know better than to bother in the future. Now that moonbattery has triumphed, there's not much Britons can do but collect their welfare checks, triple lock their doors, turn on their tellies and wait for the end.

On a tip from mega.

February 24, 2008

British Nut Helps Fuel First Biofuel Flight

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:01 PM

Headline of the day:

Amazon Nuts Help Fuel First Biofuel Flight

A Virgin Atlantic jumbo jet made it from London to Amsterdam with fuel consisting of 25% biofuel, made from babassu and coconut oil. Virgin's founder, the moonbat billionaire Richard Branson, boasts that planes can fly with up to 40% biofuel. The idea is to save the world from the imaginary global warming crisis.

Not all of the nuts involved were from the Amazon.

On a tip from Oiao.

Cuba under Castro Described as "Golden Age" by London Times

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:32 PM

Bad news for readers of the London Times. The end of Fidel Castro's brutal rule over Cuba could ruin a "golden era" for Euromoonbat tourism.

If he releases political prisoners, Raul Castro could repair relations with the USA. American tourists in Cuba would spoil everything for European leftists who want to experience genuine Stalinism, untainted by "mainstream Westernization."

This would create a great opportunity for Disney, which could draw European tourists with a communist slave state theme park.

A Cuban searches for food in the vacation wonderland of Europe's liberal elite.

Hat tip: NewsBusters, on a tip from Cheetah.

Now Muslims Are Offended by Doritos

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:59 PM

It can't be easily for Muslims to keep finding new issues to be offended about, even as the West obsequiously twists itself into knots catering to their every whim. They've now been reduced to throwing a tantrum because Doritos contain trace elements of alcohol, used as a chemical agent to extract certain flavors.

Hollers Shuja Shafi of the Muslim COuncil of Britain:

Certainly we would find it very offensive to have eaten food with alcohol.

Alcohol is on the exceedingly long list of things Muslims regard as impermissible.

The latest outrage against Muslims.

On a tip from El Presidente.

Homosexual Adoption Advances in New York

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:57 AM

To the delight of Westchester's leftist Journal News, New York's courts have taken another step toward imposing the normalization of homosexuality:

This month, a state appeals court in Rochester began erasing the last legal differences between families headed by gay and straight couples with a unanimous ruling that New York must recognize same-sex marriages that are legally performed elsewhere, including Massachusetts, the only state to recognize such marriages, and Canada, South Africa and Spain.
[…I]n New York, the ruling, if it stands, will provide families headed by gay couples who married elsewhere with rights they've so far been denied. Many of the rights will make it easier for gay couples to raise children[…]

Several homosexual "families" are glowingly profiled. The kids are all delighted, because their homosexual "parents" let them play video games and watch TV. The American Academy of Pediatrics — evidently rotted to the core by moonbattery, like many professional associations — has showcased its political correctness by declaring that subjecting adopted children to a homosexual environment is A-OK, so who are we to argue that children should be protected from depravity, and the concept of the family should be preserved?

gay adoption
Moonbats use children as pawns to advance their depraved agenda.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Patients Forbidden from Buying Life-Saving Drugs under U.K.'s Socialized Medicine

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:20 AM

If the goal of socialism were to eradicate poverty, everyone would have given up on it long ago. But the purpose is actually the opposite: to impose equality by making poverty ubiquitous. This objective is reflected in Britain's disastrous socialized medicine:

Created 60 years ago as a cornerstone of the British welfare state, the National Health Service is devoted to the principle of free medical care for everyone. But recently it has been wrestling with a problem its founders never anticipated: how to handle patients with complex illnesses who want to pay for parts of their treatment while receiving the rest free from the health service.

The leftist bureaucrats running Britain aren't interested in providing healthcare, so much as in guaranteeing that no one have more healthcare than anyone else. For example, the State would not allow Debbie Hirst to have Avastin to treat her breast cancer. So she tried selling her house to raise the money to buy it herself. The government's response: if you buy the Avastin, we will withdraw all healthcare from you, never mind that you have already paid for it through extravagant taxation.

Here's socialism in a nutshell:

Officials said that allowing Mrs. Hirst and others like her to pay for extra drugs to supplement government care would violate the philosophy of the health service by giving richer patients an unfair advantage over poorer ones.

There's no point working and making sacrifices to create wealth, because the State will not permit you to spend what little it doesn't confiscate. So be a good farm animal and eat whatever slop the authorities pour in your trough, secure in the knowledge that everyone else (except high-ranking bureaucrats) has to eat it too. If you get breast cancer, die quickly so you won't be a drain on the system.

On a tip from Dave D.

February 23, 2008

Church of England Donating Fortune to Primarily Muslim Worship Center

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:49 PM

Bad enough that the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams shamelessly panders to Muslims by siding with terrorists against America and Israel, and declaring sharia in England to be "unavoidable." Now the Church of England is donating £250,000 to a "multi-faith building" that will reserve the largest amount of its worship space for Muslims.

Lesley Scordellis, lead fundraiser for the centre and development manager at Surrey University, defended the Muslim advantage in the space allocation.
"It isn't about giving greater provision for Muslims, it is about likely numbers using it. We certainly have a strong demand for worship space from the Muslim community," she said.

Could the greater demand for worship space by Muslims have anything to do with Christianity dying in England as a result of it having been subverted by unhinged leftists? Church bureauweenies are actually taking money donated by the faithful and using it to advance Islam, a demonic cult devoted to Christendom's destruction. Moonbattery has corrupted and deranged the Church of England so profoundly, the entire denomination ought to be deconsecrated.

Rowan Williams: Christendom's decline personified.

On a tip from Matthew B.

Animal Rights Terrorist Jerry Vlasak Laughs at Restraining Order

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:06 AM

A judge has sternly laid down the law regarding the sociopathic animal rights thugs laying siege to UCLA:

The order by Superior Court Judge Gerald Rosenberg forbids the activists from engaging in acts of harassment and threats of violence, and requires that they stay away from anybody who is known to be a university employee involved in animal research, UCLA's attorney John C. Hueston said.

The idea is to stop the escalation of this:

Three times since June 2006, Molotov cocktail-type devices have been left near the homes of faculty members who oversee or participate in research that involves animals, according to the university.
Researchers' homes have been vandalized, and they have received threatening phone calls and e-mails.
On at least one occasion a faculty member received a package rigged with razor blades, UCLA said in a statement.

Animal Liberation Press Office spokesman Jerry Vlasak — who has advocated violence in the name of stopping lifesaving medical research, up to and including murder — is unimpressed:

Here they are risking 30-year sentences for arson and they're going to be threatened by a restraining order? It doesn't make sense to me. I would be laughing out loud.

No doubt he'll be laughing even harder when a scientist's children are maimed or killed by a Molotov cocktail for the sake of the animals.

Vlasak: Laughing out loud.

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

American Moonbats Denounce USA to U.N.

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:21 AM

Twin moonbats Fay Givens and Kay Givens McGowan are lucky enough to be part Indian. According to leftist ideology, this entitles them to denounce America to the rest of the world for being "racist." The pair traveled to Switzerland to vent their spleens in front of the presumably receptive U.N., wearing noisy beaded vests to let everyone know they are ethnic victims of the Great Satan's racist oppression.

Spews McGowan, a professor at Detroit's Marygrove College:

We can talk about equality, but we have to make it real.

She must be talking about equality of outcome (i.e., communism), since no one in their right mind thinks America discriminates against Indians. Even a few drops of Indian blood establishes Americans as politically correct royalty, entitled to all manner of special privileges, including free tuition. Indian reservations aren't even expected to comply with the law, which is how they've been able to rake in fortunes on gambling and tax-free cigarettes. Wait, McGowan's still gibbering:

Indians are at the bottom of every social-economic indicator in America — lowest education attainment, highest poverty rate, highest high school dropouts, a suicide rate four times the national indicator.

How that could be the fault of anyone except Indians themselves is not explained. But it isn't just Indians America oppresses; she also screeches about "the treatment of Arabs and Muslims in this country." Debbie Schlussel comments:

American Indian tribes have millions. Much of it is misspent by corrupt tribal and reservation authorities. Remember how Jack Abramoff got his millions, which he laundered through the pan-Islamist Grover Norquist? It came from Indian Tribes. Hello … ?
Arabs and Muslims are among the highest income groups in America; despite open support for terrorism, their most radical leaders are regularly invited to the White House for Presidential Falafel; they have a special department of the Justice Department Office of Civil Rights just for them, while I can't get the DoJ to prosecute Hezbollah death threats against me.

Since America is such a racist hell, maybe the Givens twins will do us a favor and seek political asylum in Europe. But I doubt it.

A pair of moonbats exploit partial Indian ancestry.

On a tip from Burning Hot.

February 22, 2008

Even Roseanne Barr Can See through Obamamania

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:12 PM

Roseanne Barr is not exactly known for her conservative views or mature sophistication. Yet even she can see through the absurd hype the media has generated on behalf of Barack Hussein Obama:

When I fly in an airplane I want the pilot with the most experience, not the one who can inspire hope in me that I get to where I am going. When I pay my taxes, I want the person filing them to be experienced, not the new person who inspires hope in me that he can do the job. When I hire someone to fix my washing machine, I want the tried and true experienced person, not the one who inspires me to hope that he can fix it. When I go to the doctor I do not want to get the one who inspires hope in me that s/he can cure what's wrong, but the one who knows what the hell to do the minute I call. It's not really the job of a public servant to inspire, but to get the job that the people demand done. The democrats think that if they have hope and are inspired things will get better, but they actually won't. When Oprah makes her employees sign her fifty page non-disclosure statement, she doesn't "hope" they can't break it, she pays teams of experienced lawyers to MAKE SURE they can't break it, or be sued in an experienced court by an experienced judge.

Strangely, boorish Roseanne appears to be more sophisticated than the latte liberals of Obama Nation.

She won't be washing down that snack with Obamarama Kool-Aid.

Confirmed: School Bus Crasher Alianiss Morales Is an Illegal

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:33 AM

I didn't have to go far out on a limb yesterday to guess that Alianiss Morales, who killed four children in Minnesota by running a stop sign and ramming into a school bus, is an illegal alien — the sanctimonious squealing of ill-informed trolls notwithstanding. Typically of illegals who wreak havoc on our roads, she had been arrested before for driving without a license. The liberal media is now addressing the illegal alien crisis by refusing to acknowledge that the barbarian invaders imposing Third World chaos on America are in fact illegal. However, a local Fox News affiliate provides the following highly relevant information:

Authorities have confirmed that the driver of the van that struck the school bus that killed 4 students on Tuesday is an illegal alien.

Her real name is a mystery. Illegals tend to use fake ones, which helps them evade both responsibility for their lawless behavior and the monstrous bills they run up in our hospitals. Since we no longer defend our border, we have no way of knowing who the invaders actually are.

We do know who the victims are:





May they rest in peace. Here's Alieness, or whatever her name is:


My guess is our roads haven't seen the last of her.

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin. On tips from Burning Hot, Steve and V the K.

Obama: U.S. Military Armed by Taliban

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:55 AM

Let's just say I doubt it:

B.O. forgot to mention how our soldiers feed themselves by hunting for roots and berries.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Obama's Radical Background Includes Terrorists

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:32 AM

Politico offers a little background on the milieu that produced Barack Hussein Obama, who was abruptly snatched out of obscurity and shoved to the top of the Democrat Party by his MSM enablers:

In 1995, State Senator Alice Palmer introduced her chosen successor, Barack Obama, to a few of the district's influential liberals at the home of two well known figures on the local left: William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.

Not everyone remembers Ayers and Dohrn, but they once made quite a splash as members of the leftist terror outfit the Weather Underground:

They disappeared in 1970, after a bomb — designed to kill army officers in New Jersey — accidentally destroyed a Greenwich Village townhouse, and turned themselves into authorities in 1980. They were never prosecuted for their involvement with the 25 bombings the Weather Underground claimed; charges were dropped because of improper FBI surveillance.
Both have written and spoken at length about their pasts, and today he is an advocate for progressive education and a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago; she's an associate professor of law at Northwestern University.
But — unlike some other fringe figures of the era — they're also flatly unrepentant about the bombings they committed in the name of ending the war, defending them on the grounds that they killed no one, except, accidentally, their own members.
Dohrn, however, was jailed for less than a year for refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating other Weather Underground members' robbery of a Brinks truck, in which a guard and two New York State Troopers were killed.
"I don't regret setting bombs; I feel we didn't do enough," Ayers told the New York Times in 2001.

It's unnerving what you can find slithering in the swamp from which our left-wing media fishes presidential candidates.


Look who helped launch Osama bin Obama's political career.

On a tip from V the K.

USA Today: Global Warming Will Lead to Giant Asian Snake Invasion

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:27 AM

Still not scared of global warming? Let's try this: it could lead to giant pythons invading the USA!

As climate change warms the nation, giant Burmese pythons could colonize one-third of the USA, from San Francisco across the Southwest, Texas and the South and up north along the Virginia coast, according to U.S. Geological Survey maps released Wednesday.

Gasps "zoologist and lead project researcher" Gordon Rodda:

They are moving northward, there's no question.

Pythons are strictly Old World snakes; in America we have boas. But liberated pets could breed in the wild, growing ever larger, perhaps undergoing strange mutations as a result of underregulated nuclear facilities…

Too bad USA Today didn't interview me for the interview. As a guy who kept pet pythons and boas for years, I could have calmed them down with the knowledge that Burmese pythons are very docile, and that they wouldn't last a day in the Southwest, relying as they do on water to support their weight and regulate their body temperature. Native rattlesnakes are infinitely more threatening.

Docile and beautiful, Burmese pythons make good pets.

On a tip from V the K.

Did Steven Kazmierczak Go Muslim?

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:19 AM

A possible motive has emerged for Northern Illinois University mass-murdering loser Steven Kazmierczak — he might have been infected with the Muslim bug. A Muslim journalist named Rasmieyh Abdelnabi knew him personally and reports:

We would also see each other on campus during the semesters we didn't have any classes together and catch up.
Our topics of choice: foreign policy and the Middle East. He would especially enjoy practicing his Arabic on me. In 2004, NIU decided to offer a year's worth of Arabic classes. Steve took both classes without hesitation, excited as could be. […]
Once we took a course called "The Politics of the Middle East." At the beginning of the course, our instructor informed us a research paper would be due by the end of the semester. Steve decided on Hamas, which is known mainly to the world as being a Palestinian terrorist group, which was the first thing that interested Steve about the group. But he also heard Hamas funded many social services, which also interested him. How could one group be put into two completely different categories, Steve would ask.
Unlike most of us, Steve started his research from day one, reading every book he could find on Hamas. He'd give me a status report when we saw each other in class. Steve said that his perception of Hamas changed with all the research he did.

Kazmierczak's friend Abdelnabi is a radical, who wrote pro-Palestinian articles, spearheaded hijab wearing and was a leader of the Wahhabi Muslim Student Union at NIU. Coincidentally, she wrote a piece on Muslim convert Derrick Shareef, who planned to shoot Jews at a synagogue just down the block from the NIU mosque.

None of this proves Kazmierczak was motivated by Islam. But if the media were as curious as it is dhimmified and politically correct, this would make an interesting lead.

Too bad he wasn't a girl. A veil might have improved his looks.

On a tip from Burning Hot.

February 21, 2008

Freudian Slip at MSNBC

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:17 PM

His own advocates at MSNBC have joined the growing list of those who have confused Barack Hussein Obama with Osama bin Laden:

Other examples include Ted Kennedy, who coined the nickname Osama Obama:

Then there is ABC's witless Joy Behar, who refers to the head of al Qaeda as Obama bin Laden. Oh, and CNN:


You'll notice these are all left-wing personages and propaganda outlets, whose enthusiastic support Obama can bank on. Their mistake is clearly not malevolent, but what's called a Freudian slip.

As Obama has no actual qualifications, you have to assume that his name is a major selling point. Moonbat actress Susan Sarandon even admitted as much:

I think that he, as a symbol, has really excited people, and he's definitely confusing to everyone who really hates America for hating Muslims because a name like Obama and a black man, they're probably going to go "Oh, wait a minute — What?"

Beyond being Muslim, the name recalls Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden, America's two most prominent enemies of the past decade. Given liberals' pronounced tendency to sympathize with America's enemies, a psychiatrist would probably say that a vote for Obama is a proxy vote for al Qaeda and the Baath party — and there's no doubt Obama Nation would benefit from psychiatric attention. Imagine supporting an unqualified candidate named Tojo Hidler during WWII.

That love-struck camel must be a Democrat.

Hat tips: The Jawa Report, Ms. Underestimated. On a tip from Burning Hot.

The High Price of Moonbattery

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:38 PM


This picture of the oil refinery fire in Big Springs, Texas comes compliments of Dwaine, who makes an excellent point:

When I see things like this, I can't help but think what it would be like if Al Gore had gotten into office. The price of gasoline would go through the roof, not because of the price of oil, but because of the massive Carbon Credits oil companies would have to purchase for accidents like this.

No doubt energy companies would be driven into bankruptcy by punitive taxation — the better to nationalize the entire industry.

We dodged a bullet in 2000. But we're a long way from out of the woods.

Mother Blames Government for Not Raising Her Daughter

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:22 PM

The divorced mother of a 15-year-old girl who drunkenly filmed a "happy-slapping" killing has figured out who's to blame for her daughter's imprisonment: the British government:

I suspected my daughter was in with the wrong crowd but you can't keep a teenager locked up. You can scream and shout for help but little notice is taken until something terrible happens. Now the whole country is watching and pointing the finger — but what use is that? A man is dead and my daughter is in custody. Surely prevention is better than knee-jerk reactions? I can't criticize the individual social worker who has been assigned to my daughter but it's the system that has failed.

Here we see yet another symptom of encroaching socialism: people so incapable of shouldering individual responsibility, they hold the government to blame for not raising their children for them.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Black Columnist Calls for Reinstitution of Slavery

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:35 PM

Moonbattery makes all things possible — except for good things. Professional bloviator Rhonda B. Graham, who is black, has called for the reinstitution of slavery.

Of course, it wouldn't be called slavery, but rather "enforced community service." She praises a plan by failed presidential candidate Chris Dodd to impose it. Reagan's call for volunteerism was no good, because it was voluntary. But so long as it's coerced, "volunteerism" will exemplify "the new American patriotism at work." Clodd wants to sentence all high school students to performed 100 hours of community service, as though they were criminals.

According to Graham, forcing teenagers to work as slaves will allow America-hating limousine leftists like Michelle Obama to feel proud of America, despite housing foreclosures and the possibility that Roger Clemens used steroids.

People like this could be running the country soon.

Hat tip: BelchSpeak.

State Department Sides with Palestinian Terrorists against Their American Victims

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:05 PM

Since the farcical Oslo Accords were signed, 136 American citizens have been killed in Palestinian terror attacks, most of them by Fatah. Survivors have the right to seek justice for these atrocities in American courts. Consequently the Palestinian Authority owes $millions in judgments.

As if there were any chance of it paying up, our State Department has plans to issue a "Statement of Interest" to the courts, arguing that asking the welfare ward terror state to make good on its debts would slow its nonexistent economic development — and so judgments against it should be thrown out.

Sarah Stern remarks that this will send out

a dangerous mixed message to would-be terrorists around the globe that we are really not all that firm in our resolve, and that terrorism against American citizens is permissible. It will also send a toxic signal to the future governors of this nascent state, that America is willing to tolerate terrorism against our own citizens. This could only serve to weaken our international credibility and to encourage the use of terrorism in the very eyes of precisely those forces around the globe with whom we are at war.

Remember this?

Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.

It's clear which side our moonbat-infested State Department falls on.

They've got a friend in Foggy Bottom. Too bad we don't.

On a tip from Refuter of Liberal Vermin.

Michelle Obama Promises Totalitarian Change

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:02 AM

Some alarming rhetoric has been spewing out of Michelle Obama, wife of the moonbat messiah, who for the first time is proud of America, now that it's apparently willing to give up on itself and become something else. How's this for an expansion of executive power:

Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.

Imagine the Founding Father's reactions to a President who would "never allow you to go back to your lives as usual." At least Germans had the excuse that their conditions were miserable during the Weimar days.

One scary moonbat.

On a tip from V the K.

Four Children Killed

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:39 AM

In Minnesota, Alianiss Morales recently drove his van into a school bus, killing four children and injuring at least 14 people. Morales didn't have a driver's license. She was arrested for driving without a license two years ago. A 5 Eyewitness News report doesn't mention her immigration status. By now it doesn't have to.

Chaos isn't pretty.

On a tip from Wiggins.

San Franfreakshow Eco-Nazis Root through Garbage

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:26 AM

To advance its fanciful goal of recycling 75% of all waste by 2010, San Francisco bureauweenies are now rooting through people's garbage in search of items that should have gone in the recycling bin.

Those who have failed to sort their garbage in accordance with the latest regulations first get a note, then a letter, then a knock on the door by the Garbage Police. Fines will soon follow.

CBS 5 has a video report, featuring a guy who claims to have been framed by someone else using his trash can. Tell it to the judge!

Jimmy is a good boy. He won't get a knock on the door.

On a tip from Kristy.

Victimology Professor Madonna Constantine Sanctioned for Plagiarism

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:00 AM

A black professor who claims to have found a noose hanging on her door at that hotbed of white supremacy Columbia University (among the most fanatically left-wing campuses in the country) has been brought up on plagiarism charges. An investigation of Madonna G. Constantine uncovered

numerous instances in which she used others' work without attribution in papers she published over the past five years.

The investigation was launched before the noose charade. Constantine teaches education and psychology, and unsurprisingly specializes in blathering about race. She has a predictable defense against the plagiarism charges: Whitey is framing her because she's black. Maybe it's time she hung another noose on her doorknob.

The fruits of affirmative action: Madonna Constantine.

On a tip from Tom J.

MSM Already Going for McCain's Kneecaps

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:22 AM

Now that a candidate who represents pure moonbattery has arisen, the mainstream media will stop at nothing to see that Barack Hussein Obama is installed in the White House, from where he can carry out the key progressive objective of dismantling America in the name of Change. Already the New York Times is stooping to new lows in an attempt to break John McCain's kneecaps with sleazy and unsupported allegations.

Philanderers JFK and Slick Willie are heroes to Democrats. But Republicans are held to a higher standard, so the shady Gray Lady may manage to inflict damage with allegations that McCain had a fling with lobbyist Vicki Iseman. Unfortunately for Obama Nation, the smear job relies on innuendo and anonymous sources. Unfortunately for the rest of us, gutter journalism doesn't have to be based on fact to stoke voters' doubts.

Here's something no voter should doubt: McCain might be bad, but an immature leftist like Obama would be immeasurably worse.

At the bottom and digging.

On a tip from Cheetah.

Zimbabwe Hits 100,000% Inflation

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:46 AM

We don't need a crystal ball to see the future when we have Zimbabwe, a land where moonbattery is approaching its inevitable conclusion. Once it was known as Rhodesia, the Breadbasket of Africa. Then socialists took over and expropriated the white-owned farms that constituted the backbone of the economy.

Currently the breadbasket is a basket case, lorded over by leftist tyrant Robert Mugabe. But Zimbabwe did manage to stick it good to Whitey, and now it has reached a remarkable milestone: inflation has exceeded 100,000%.

Interested-Participant comments:

Interestingly, from a nuts and bolts perspective, the problems in Zimbabwe are rooted in the same socialist wealth-distribution policies that are being advocated by the Democrat candidates for President of the United States.

One day people will shake their heads and lament: Back when we had enough to eat, the USA drove the world economy. But then came Hope and Change. Now we have social justice.

Obamamania has already been to Zimbabwe.

Hat tip: The Jawa Report, on a tip from Burning Hot.

February 20, 2008

Michael Moore Suggests Hauling Castro to the Oscars

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:11 PM

Fidel Castro sycophant Michael Moore thinks it would be a "ratings grabber" to drag the half-animate corpse of the erstwhile Comandante to LA in hopes of scaring up a little interest in the Oscars:

I got some great news today because I was trying to figure out how I was going to get Castro into the Oscars and for me he resigns today so he can come to L.A. and go as my guest and perhaps give the acceptance speech.

It's nice to see Moore isn't too broken up about his hero Castro calling it quits as dictator of Cuba. But then, he knows that dauphin Raul is every bit the brutal communist.

"Yuk yuk. I kill me." If only.

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

Bowling Green's Tunnel of Oppression

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:48 PM

Special thanks to Bowling Green State University student Sean M for withstanding a chamber of horrors entitled the "Tunnel of Oppression" and bringing back an eyewitness report.

Like a moonbat version of the Stations of the Cross, visitors move from room to room, each dedicated to one form of the oppression against which liberals so nobly crusade.

The first is the room of "Ableism." Here we learn that those with disabilities are put upon by normal people, who are derided as "Walkies" and "Abies." Torments inflicted on visitors include riding in a wheelchair and reading lists of terms that are currently acceptable/unacceptable when referring to those sainted by having disabilities. Presumably "Wheelies" and "Disabies" did not make the acceptable list.

The "Sexism" room invites visitors to weep over the $multimillion salaries of female executives, who supposedly would be paid even more if they were men.

The "Religious Prosecution" room equates the horrors imposed on Jews with the self-inflicted miseries endured with conspicuously less stoicism by Muslims.

Next comes "Racial Oppression," a phenomenon that evidently afflicts only blacks. It was followed by the "Homophobia" room, which also covered the related thoughtcrime of heterosexism.

Finally, the "Reflection Room" invites moonbats to scribble their outrage on a chalkboard:


Maybe they should have provided a bucket instead of the chalkboard.

The Dirtiest of Jobs

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:29 PM

Here's an idea for the Discovery Channel's "Dirty Jobs" program: cleaning up the mess produced by Berkeley's tree-dwelling moonbats. From yesterday's Mercury News:

Heavy rain sweeping into Berkeley ended a move this morning by UC Berkeley police to clear out equipment and supplies assembled by tree-sitters in a grove of trees in front of Memorial Stadium this morning.
The effort by a university arborist, backed by campus police, was messy. At one point, a "poop bucket" hanging from a rope from one of the tree platforms fell to the ground with messy effect.

An even filthier job would be cleaning out the moonbats themselves. But apparently that task will be left unperformed.

University spokesman Dan Mogulof said police had no intention of arresting the tree sitters or pulling anyone down out of the trees, where demonstrators have resided since December 2006 protesting university plans to cut down the trees and build a $125 million sports training center on the site.

Only a few moonbats continue to infest the trees. Evidently authorities will wait for them to fall out on their own.

Careful with that bucket, moonbat!

On a tip from Mike H.

Obama Supporter Lists B.O.'s Legislative Accomplishments

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:12 PM

Senator Kirk Watson (D-TX) lists Barack Obama's accomplishments as a Senator. The problem is, there aren't any:

Shrillary, on the other hand, has "legislative accomplishments all across the world" — according to her shill, Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-OH). Here I was thinking that her only legislative experience was in the US Senate.

On a tip from Byron.

Growing Ice Forces Polar Bears into Town

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:51 PM

Once Greenland was green and pleasant farmland — thus the name. Now it's frozen wasteland, but people do still live there. It even has a newspaper, Sermitsiaq(k). Global Warming Politics translates from a story it recently published:

Several polar bears located (at least 6) close to Sisimiut town on the West coast … Too much sea ice, so they are very hungry … Error number 36 in the movie An Inconvenient Truth Al Gore says the polar bear need more ice to survive … Now we have a lot of ice, but the polar bear is starving and find their food at the garbage dumps in towns. It's also influence the local community, polar bear alerts, keep kids away from the schools and so on.… The first one was shot at February 1st.

Apparently the growing ice is interfering with polar bears' access to their food supply, forcing them into town, where they eat garbage and, potentially, people. Maybe San Francisco's expensive global warming bureaucracy is doing its job a little too well.

Not what you'd want your kids to see on their way home from school.

On tips from baldeagle390, mega and V the K.

San Francisco Bureauweenies Milk the Global Warming Hoax

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:04 PM

The ecomoonbattery we've been forced to wade through recently doesn't come cheap. For example, a 34-year-old bureauweenie named Wade Crowfoot is collecting over $160,000 a year from taxpayers to be San Francisco's Director of Climate Protection Initiatives.

Crowfoot is only the tip of the iceberg:

San Francisco has at least two dozen other city employees already working directly on climate issues at a cost to taxpayers of hundreds of thousands of dollars. […]
In addition to the director of climate protection initiatives in Newsom's office, San Francisco has an Energy and Climate Program team of eight people in the Department of the Environment, who combined earn more than $800,000 a year in salary and benefits, including a "climate action coordinator." At least 12 San Francisco Public Utilities Commission staff members work on climate issues related to water and energy, including a $146,000-a-year "projects manager for the climate action plan."
Also in the name of climate control, the Municipal Transportation Agency has a "manager of emissions reductions and sustainability programs" who works on making Muni's bus fleet greener, and the San Francisco International Airport has a "manager of environmental services" who oversees such projects as the installation of energy-efficient lighting and solar panels.
The list doesn't include the scores of staff members who work on broader environmental policies, like the recently hired $130,700-a-year "greening director" in Newsom's office, or Jared Blumenfeld, who earns $207,500 a year in salary and benefits as the head of the city's Environment Department, which has a staff of 65 and annual budget of about $14 million.

To state the obvious, nothing the kooks running San Franfreakshow can do is going to affect the climate. But don't tell that to the taxpayers forced to finance this boondoggle. Meanwhile, lawmakers might reduce hospital operating room hours in an attempt to rein in a projected $233 million deficit.

If by some magical process San Franciscans could be made sane for a day, their drunken degenerate Mayor Gavin Newsom would be tarred, feathered and run out of town on a rail. But then, the same could be said for the whole country and its leadership — not that the next elections offer any hope of improvement.

Allowing this dashing young fool to run a major city was not such a good idea.

On a tip from dpt.

Islamic Brainwashing for Wal-Mart Employees

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:56 AM

A Wal-Mart cashier in Riverdale, Utah brought down the righteous wrath of the Hamas front group CAIR by making a harmless joke to a she-Muslim in a veil. Her unforgivable words:

Please don't stick me up.

Wal-Mart VP and regional general manager Rolando Rodriguez pusillanimously groveled before CAIR (which doesn't even have an office in Utah), whimpering:

I can assure you that the associate in question was disciplined in accordance with our employment policies as a result of the situation.

Sounds grim. But the cashier won't be the only one punished; all employees at the store will have to undergo degrading "sensitivity training," so they will know how to behave like good dhimmis.

No amount of coercive propaganda will erase what we've already learned.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Obama Nation's Twisted Racial Obsessions Laid Bare

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:28 AM

Parental warning — here comes some hard-core moonbattery. From an email to Michelle Malkin from a member of Obama Nation:

No matter how many white men you fuck and no matter how many white asses you kiss, you will always be "A wanna be white woman", silly ass Bitch..
Except Bitch," 2 asians fucking, don't make a white". Do you really think Mrs. Obama gives a fuck about what you think about her?
You have a lot to be thankful for Bitch, fucking a white man gave you a good life in America, a life you could never have where your fucking ancestors were born.
Just be thankful that your lack of self decency allowed you to suck the white man's dick to get where you are in life, you fucking sell out cunt.
Show me the white woman named Ming Lee Malkin, but there's tons of sell out Asian Bitches like yourself who think nothing of naming your Asian and bi-racial children white names. Blacks have white names because of Slavery, you have white names and semen in your body because you hate yourself and your slant eyes.
You pray that your bi-racial child by a white man will come out more white than Asian.
No wonder the white man loves Asia to fill out all of his pedophile tendencies, you Bitches will move in with him and let him fuck your children just as long as he'll give you his credit card and allow you to pretend that you're an honorary white woman. BITCH PLEASE.
FYI HO: "Fuck you and the Bitch (your mother) that had you."
Now how's that for free speech, silly dumb ass HO?

This is what conservatives are up against in the struggle to preserve what remains of civilization from the rising tide of liberal insanity.

Michelle Malkin, nemesis of race-obsessed moonbats.

On a tip from V the K.

Bureauweenies Go After Energy Drinks

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:14 AM

Now energy drinks have found their way into the crosshairs of nanny-state totalitarians. Maine state Rep. Troy Jackson is pushing a bill that would forbid their sale to minors under 18 — a first step toward banning them altogether, which France and Denmark have already done to Red Bull. California is considering labeling requirements that establish energy drinks as officially bad.

Energy drinks are politically incorrect because they contain caffeine, which allegedly overstimulates people. Monster Energy, for example, contains almost half as much caffeine per ounce as a cup of Starbucks Coffee.

By now it should be clear that bureaucrats ban for the sake of banning, and will continue until we recover enough of our lost character to make them stop.

The next menace to public health.

On a tip from David M.

Brainwashed Kids Impose Enviromoonbattery on Their Parents

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:44 AM

One of scariest aspects of George Orwell's 1984 is the way brainwashed children impose political orthodoxy on their parents. Likewise, kids indoctrinated by the cult of environmental extremism insist that Mom and Dad toe the line. The Olympian is delighted:

Marika Martin is a vegetarian. So is her husband, Charles Gonzalez, who rides his bicycle to work every day in New York City traffic, rain or shine.
The couple cares deeply about the environment, but if you ask their kids, 12-year-old Sinika and 8-year-old Soren, it's sometimes not deeply enough.
"My hopeless mother is obsessed with plastic bags," said Soren, a third-grader and huge fan of Al Gore's global warming documentary "An Inconvenient Truth."
"A lot of plastic can't be recycled," chimed in his sister, who's in the seventh grade. "The turtles can get suffocated and it can go into the water. My dad gave her a cloth bag but she doesn't use it. Plastic drives me nuts!"
Say hello to Generation Green. They're young, well-researched and mad as heck — inspired by an outpouring of movies, TV shows, books, Web sites and "green classes" at school. They've been learning how to save the planet since toddlerhood, and they're taking on their parents to do more, do better.

In this queasy vignette, enviromoonbattery is combined with an attempt to normalize homosexual "parenthood":

Tiffany Bluemle in Burlington, Vt., knows exactly how she feels. She and her partner, Elizabeth Shayne, drive an environmentally friendly hybrid and live a generally green lifestyle. When their 8-year-old son, Will, wanted a "global warming" birthday party last year, they treated him to a cake decorated as Earth, a bike repair workshop for his guests and a piñata in the shape of a gas-guzzling Hummer that partygoers beat to the ground.
"He's adamant that I drive 55 but I'm naturally a speedster," Bluemle said. "We have a bumper sticker on the car saying '55 slows down global warming.' It's killing me."
Will has begged his parents to buy a new dishwasher to cut down on energy use. He imagines redesigning their house with solar and wind power. Earth, he said, "is a lot of animals' home. If a lot of animals become extinct it would be hard for us to live." Bluemle shares her young eco-warrior's passion but said she's careful not to over-promise while encouraging him to dream big.
"I want to make good on any pledges that I make," she said. "At this point, it's pretty doable, yet we don't use a renewable form of energy to power the house. Very frankly, we don't have the money."

But by all means vote for moonbat politicians who will impose unaffordable and inefficient "alternative energy" on the rest
of us.

Julie Ross, a NYC family therapist, offers tips on how to compromise with the outrageous envirowacko demands of your radicalized tykes. Here's a good one:

Some parents think composting toilets are way too big a hassle, but they're willing to share a flush.

Meanwhile, the ice sheets keep growing, regardless of whether sanctimonious moonbats flush their brimming toilets.

Antihuman ideology is instilled in the next generation.

On a tip from El Presidente.

Obama's Communist Mentor

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:49 AM

Information about what Barack Hussein Obama actually stands for, besides "hope" and "change," isn't easy to come by, since he speaks in vacuous platitudes and doesn't have enough experience to have left behind a record. But the clues are out there.

In his autobiographical Dreams from My Father, Obama writes of a father figure named Frank who apparently influenced him profoundly with his "hard-earned knowledge." He acknowledges the words of wisdom "Frank and his old Black Power dashiki self" shared with him before he set off for college. This advice included not to "start believing what they tell you about equal opportunity and the American way and all that shit."

This Frank guy in the Black Power dashiki is Frank Marshall Davis, a member of the Communist Party USA, which received subsidies from the Soviet Union to advance its goal of destroying America from within.

Davis wasn't Obama's last contact with the radical Left:

Obama became a "community organizer" and came into contact with more far-left political forces, including the Democratic Socialists of America, which maintains close ties to European socialist groups and parties through the Socialist International (SI), and two former members of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), William Ayers and Carl Davidson.
The SDS laid siege to college campuses across America in the 1960s, mostly in order to protest the Vietnam War, and spawned the terrorist Weather Underground organization. Ayers was a member of the terrorist group and turned himself in to authorities in 1981. He is now a college professor and served with Obama on the board of the Woods Fund of Chicago. Davidson is now a figure in the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, an offshoot of the old Moscow-controlled CPUSA, and helped organize the 2002 rally where Obama came out against the Iraq War.

Given the circles Obama moves in, it's hardly reasonable to expect his wife to be proud of America.

A radical on a communist website appraises Obama's first primary victory:

Obama's victory was more than a progressive move; it was a dialectical leap ushering in a qualitatively new era of struggle. Marx once compared revolutionary struggle with the work of the mole, who sometimes burrows so far beneath the ground that he leaves no trace of his movement on the surface. This is the old revolutionary "mole," not only showing his traces on the surface but also breaking through.

If by some tragic lapse of national judgment Obama were to end up the White House, the Soviet Union would achieve its greatest Cold War victory nearly 20 years after its demise. But as with other mortal diseases, it doesn't matter if the host dies — so long as socialism can find a new host to invade.

Frank Marshall Davis.

On a tip from Kevin.

UK Nanny-State Obesity Jihad Wants to Go Global

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:50 AM

It's not enough for British nanny-staters to tell their own subjects how much they can weigh. The whole world must obey moonbat dictates from atop the bureaucracy. After all, it's for our own good:

The chairman of the International Obesity Taskforce wants world leaders to agree [to] a global pact to ensure that everyone is fed healthy food.
Professor Philip James [of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine] said the challenge of obesity was so great that action was needed now, even without clear evidence of the best options.

Sound familiar? The global warming hoax is only the beginning of the liberal elite's international war on freedom.

James also demands "stricter rules on marketing and food labeling" — to be imposed worldwide, without regard to national sovereignty.

For the first time in memory, the bureauweenies in Brussels are the good guys. James whines:

This is a form of public education which is being resisted mightily in Brussels with intense lobbying of commissioners who've just announced that they won't go down the British road.

Not even EU Eurotwerps are foolish enough to go down the road Britain has been taking lately.

On a tip from Burning Hot.

AP: Pro-Lifers Greater Terror Threat Than Muslims

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:18 AM

To sell their candidate Barack Hussein Obama, who would be as useless as Jimmy Carter in the face of Muslim radicals, the media must strive harder than ever to convince us that Islamic terror isn't an issue by distracting us with imaginary problems that Obambi might solve with his imaginary qualifications. Since 9/11, when Muslims killed nearly 3,000 Americans on our home ground, pro-lifers have killed 0 people. But they have complained about the millions of American babies killed by their own mothers. So according to AP, who's the greater terror threat?

When it comes to fears about a terrorist attack, people in the U.S. usually focus on Osama bin Laden and foreign-based radical groups. Yet researchers say domestic extremists who commit violence in the name of their cause — abortion or the environment, for example — account for most of the damage from such incidents in this country.

Since Roe v. Wade, seven abortionists have been killed by pro-lifers who got carried away. To put this into perspective, five of these cases occurred in 1993–1994. During this period, twice as many hairdressers were murdered on the job as abortionists, according to NewsBusters.

If you feel you've been disoriented by MSM propaganda, maybe this will help:

A threat.

Not a threat.

When the next 9/11 occurs, it will catch us sound asleep, thanks to our willfully irresponsible media.

On a tip from Cheetah.

February 19, 2008

Liberal Icon Che Guevara: The Personification of Anti-Americanism

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:54 PM

Who is this Che Guevara that liberals find so irresistibly appealing? We know that left-wing public school teachers hang his picture in adoration, and Tinseltown bimbos buy baby clothes featuring his trendy likeness, but what exactly does he represent? Cuba expat Humberto Fontova knows as well as anyone, and sums it up nicely at Human Events. A few highlights:

"The U.S. is the great enemy of mankind!" raved Ernesto "Che" Guevara in 1961. "Against those hyenas there is no option but extermination. We will bring the war to the imperialist enemies' very home, to his places of work and recreation. The imperialist enemy must feel like a hunted animal wherever he moves. Thus we'll destroy him! We must keep our hatred against them (the U.S.) alive and fan it to paroxysms!" […]
On November 17, 1962, J Edgar Hoover's FBI discovered that Che Guevara's bombast had substance. They infiltrated and cracked a plot by Cuban agents that targeted Macy's, Gimbel's, Bloomingdale's and Manhattan's Grand Central Terminal with a dozen incendiary devices and 500 kilos of TNT. The holocaust was set to go off the following week, the day after Thanksgiving. Che Guevara was the head of Cuba's "Foreign Liberation Department" at the time.
A little perspective: for their March 2004 Madrid subway blasts, all 10 of them, that killed and maimed almost 2000 people, al-Qaida used a grand total of 100 kilos of TNT. Castro and Che's agents planned to set off five times that explosive power in some of the biggest department stores on earth, all packed to suffocation and pulsing with holiday cheer on the year's biggest shopping day. […]
"The solutions to the world's problems lie behind the Iron Curtain," stressed Ernesto "Che" Guevara who often signed his correspondence with the moniker "Stalin II." "If the nuclear missiles had remained we would have fired them against the heart of the U.S. including New York City," he boasted. "The victory of socialism is well worth millions of atomic victims."

From the point of view of those still stuck in the nightmare communism made of once-prosperous Cuba, Che Guevara represents poverty, brutality and totalitarianism. But in the USA, he represents something far trendier: raw, unreasoning hatred of America and everything it stands for.

Given Michelle Obama's recently expressed contempt for this country, it's less incomprehensible that Che Guevara flags would be hung on the walls by her husband's campaign workers.

Even moonbats need heroes.

On a tip from Byron.

Michelle Obama Finds a Redeeming Quality in America

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:29 PM

Michelle Obama has been an adult since 1982. But it took until now for her to discover a reason to be proud of America. Here she is milking applause from Obama Nation:

For the first time in my adult lifetime, I'm really proud of my country … not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change.

The greatest country in human history has one redeeming quality from her point of view: it's willingness to change into some other country.

The significance of this remark can't be overstated. We are seriously considering turning over the leadership of America to people who despise it.

We'll get change all right.

Civilization Retreats in Olympia

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:15 PM

Like Berkeley, Olympia offers a foretaste of our last days, when moonbattery has succeeded at rotting our legs out from under us, and society collapses. As you'll recall, Olympia moonbats have actually interfered with US military shipments on behalf of the terrorists they so adore, secure in the knowledge that no one will open up on them with a machine gun. The chaos there continues.

Olympia is home to Evergreen State College, an institution so fundamentally depraved, it called upon convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal to deliver a commencement address. The school hosted a hip-hop concert Thursday night that degenerated into a riot. Appallingly, police submitted to the will of an anarchic mob and released a hooligan they had arrested:

Thurston County Chief Criminal Deputy James Chamberlain said authorities made the right call in releasing the male because of the escalating unruly behavior of the crowd.
"It was a very volatile situation at one point, and I'm proud of the officers in how they responded," Chamberlain said. "They backed out of there to try and de-escalate the situation instead of making more arrests and possibly making it worse."
Six sheriff's deputies who arrived to assist the campus officer reported that several people in the crowd were throwing rocks, bottles and even a garbage can at the them, and others were grabbing at the deputies' guns.

A patrol car was looted and rolled over. Several others were damaged. Deputies suffered minor injuries before escaping. Finally riot police came and the punks dispersed. No further arrests were made. The hip-hop group Dead Prez reportedly initiated the attack on police by urging the crowd:

They're taking one of our people. Go take care of it.

I wonder if Chief Chamberlain (any relation to Neville?) will still be proud when the moonbat hordes invade HQ and the police run away rather than "possibly making it worse."

The decline and fall of civilization in Olympia.

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin, on a tip from Burning Hot.

Mark Steyn Sums Up the Obama Campaign

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:55 PM

This is putting it succinctly:

Obama is an elevator Muzak dinner-theater reduction of all the glibbest hand-me-down myths in liberal iconography — which is probably why he's a shoo-in. The problems facing America — unsustainable entitlements, broken borders, nuclearizing enemies — require tough solutions not gaseous Sesame Street platitudes.

Unfortunately, facing up to reality may require more character than today's moonbattery-addled voters can summon.

Al Sharpton Barack Obama
People get the leadership they deserve. Are we this far gone?

On a tip from Byron.

Berkeley Moonbats Lay Siege to Police Headquarters

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:20 PM

As moonbattery erodes the foundations of our civilization, the center will eventually fail to hold, and the entire country will look like Berkeley, where police in riot gear were required to defend their headquarters from hordes of useless, clueless moonbats who had gathered to protest against the Marines. From Zombie, who has the whole story:

That's one scary mouth on the moonbat in the kaffiyeh.

Communist organizers employed children let out of school by sympathetic teachers.

Thugs like the ones on the right will be on hand when the real havoc begins.

Seeing the police backed up against their own door is a poignant reminder that the farce of left-wing politics can easily degenerate into very real tragedy.

On a tip from Burning Hot.

Islamic Radical Muqtedar Khan Awarded Huge Grant

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:12 PM

Your tax dollar at work:

The U.S. Department of State has awarded a grant worth $494,368 to University of Delaware political scientist, Brookings Institution fellow, and Pentagon consultant Muqtedar Khan, who last fall objected to serving on a panel with a veteran of the Israeli Defense Forces. According to a UD press release, the grant is to be used, "to initiate a dialogue on religion and politics between key members of religious and community organizations in the Middle East and the United States."

Foggy Bottom is going to "initiate a dialogue" by handing over half a $million of our money to a fifth-column Islamic radical who refuses to appear on panels with anyone who served in the IDF. This makes perfect sense, if you remember that when moonbats say "dialogue," they actually mean "monologue" — with the West's enemies doing all the talking.

Muqtedar Khan: Well paid with our money by Foggy Bottom dhimmis.

On a tip from V the K.

Jig Could Be Up for Berkeley's Tree-Dwelling Moonbats

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:47 AM

After more than a year, the party could be drawing to a close for the hippies infesting trees in Berkeley:

[T]wo men climbed into an oak tree and a redwood tree and tossed food, water and other supplies used by tree sitters onto the ground. It was not immediately clear if ropes and pullies were being cut as well. The tree sitters yelled "extraction, extraction" as the goods fell to the ground at least 40 feet below[…]

At least one of the tree-dwelling moonbats has "put on 'lockbox'" — securing himself to the tree to prevent "extraction."

The pretext for inhabiting the trees is UC-Berkeley's intention to cut them down to expand its facilities. The school has promised to plant three new trees for each one cut down, but that's not good enough for the moonbats, who insist that these particular trees must be preserved. Meanwhile, they have permanently mutilated the trees in the process of constructing their crude arboreal dwellings.

The obvious solution of just cutting down the trees, moonbats and all, is too sensible to be under consideration.

I think that I shall never see / A better place for moonbats than up in a tree.

On a tip from dpt.

Shrillary Finds a Running Mate

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:15 AM

Considering her desperate reliance on Hispanics, and her need to compete with Obama for the youth vote, Shrillary's pick for VP was a stroke of genius:


Compliments of Byron.

Hard Left Politics in Tucson Public Schools

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:31 AM

Augustine Romero is director of the Tucson Unified School District's ethnic studies department. A barking moonbat, he holds that history and civics classes as traditionally taught are the product of "ultraconservatives":

With the ultraconservative orientation, people want to believe that if you offer a naive, simplistic, color-blind orientation, that's the only truth. We transcend indoctrination because we offer multiple perspectives. It's a higher level of thinking.

When moonbats start boasting about higher levels, reach for your hip waders.

Romero describes himself and all his instructors as "progressives." Barack Obama campaign workers would feel at home in his classrooms, where portraits of communist executioner Che Guevara have been hung on the walls, along with posters of Mexican general/bandit Pancho Villa and totalitarian dictator Fidel Castro — all enemies of the USA.

Tucson taxpayers cough up $2.6 million for the ethnic studies program, which focuses on instilling hatred of Caucasians and American civilization. The immediate result has been a witch hunt:

Teachers and counselors are being called before their school principals and even the district school board and accused of being racists. And with a cadre of self-acknowledged "progressive" political activists in the ethnic-studies department on the hunt, the race transgressors are multiplying.

His bare-knuckle commitment to hard-left ideology will take Romero far in the ethnic studies field. Last I knew there was an opening at the top at University of Colorado.

Public schools present these creepy murdering tyrants as heroes.

On a tip from V the K.

Pro-Homosexuality Kiddie Book Pulled

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:43 AM

In a small step back from the abyss, a children's book glorifying homosexuality has been pulled from school libraries in Loudoun County, Virginia.

And Tango Makes Three is targeted at 4–8-year-olds. It tells the story of two male penguins that raise a chick together and are described as being in love.

The book is based in on a pair of aberrant penguins at the Central Park Zoo, which moonbats are pleased to believe were having a homosexual relationship. However, when a female penguin was introduced, one of the famous "gay" penguins ditched his partner and built a nest with her. Not having been to public school, he had no way of knowing that homosexuality is an inborn trait.

Planting the seeds of sexual perplexity.

On tips from Wiggins and Burning Hot.

Profiles in Countermoonbattery: Matthew Lee

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:17 AM

Kudos to Matthew Lee of Inner City Press, who has managed to enrage the United Nations and get himself suppressed by the leftists at Google with his relentless digging into UN corruption, particularly at the money pit known as the UN Development Program.

Unfortunately Lee's informative journalism is harder to find, now that he's been delisted from Google News. He did ask for it:

In November 2007, during a press conference in which Google announced its partnership with the UNDP to achieve anti-poverty goals, Lee earned a less-than-friendly response when he asked why the Internet company hadn't signed a global human-rights and anti-censorship compact — elements in the U.N.'s Millennium Development Goals.

Bea Edwards of the Government Accountability Project is among those who suspect that Lee's site was delisted on behalf of the UN for airing its dirty laundry and serving as an outlet for whistle-blowers. Google has promised to un-delist it, but has been prevented by a "glitch."

Matthew Lee: A bur under the UN's saddle.

On a tip from Conan in Iraq.

February 18, 2008

Swedish Preschool Bans Polka Dots

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:18 PM

A preschool in Sweden has pushed sanctimonious do-gooder totalitarianism to a new level of absurdity by banning clothes with stripes or polka dots because an employee gets headaches "when viewing multi-colored clothes."

Principal Maj Norberg piously declares:

It's a pity for the employee and as a result I've tried to create an appropriate work environment. The person in question has a right to be able to work.

No doubt if an employee claims to be allergic to hair, all the kids will have to shave their heads. The important thing is that the many sacrifice for the few, in homage to some defect. This is the essence of moonbat righteousness.

Miss! That bikini makes my head hurt! Remove it at once!

On a tip from Dave D.

Ben & Jerry Go for Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:53 PM

We now have two more reasons to vote for anyone but the platitude-peddling leftist Barack Hussein Abomination. Hippy ice cream moguls Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield have offered him their endorsement.

Previously they had endorsed zillionaire trial lawyer and class warfare demagogue John Edwards. But with the Breck Girl out of it, B.O. will have to do.

Let's see if they can come up with a new ice cream flavor to promote the Obama campaign — something very light, yet with lots of nuts.


On a tip from Wiggins.

Ecopsychology Allows Moonbats to Wallow

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:13 PM

The official organ of moonbattery reports on a new field dedicated to indulging the weak in their neuroses. It's called "ecopsychology":

Like traditional therapy, ecopsychology examines personal interactions and family systems, while also encouraging patients to develop a relationship to nature.
"Global warming has added an extra layer of anxiety to what people are already feeling," said Sandy Shulmire of Portland, Ore., a psychologist and practitioner of ecopsychology.

One ecopsycho treats herself by rubbing tree trunks and sniffing shells left behind by squirrels.

Anyone who really wanted to help casualties of enviromoonbattery toward mental health would start by cluing them in that global warming is a farce and the planet will be just fine. However, the point of psychology seems to be not to cure pathology, but to wallow in it.

No doubt ecopsychological treatment regimens will be lavishly financed by you, once socialized medicine has been imposed.

Progressives wallowing in ecopsychology.

On a tip from Byron.

Ecofreaks in Bear Suits Invade Stockholm Airport

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:22 PM

Moonbattery erupted last Friday at Stockholm's Bromma Airport:

"There are about twenty people dressed as polar bears walking around the terminal with flyers," said Niclas Härenstan, spokesman for the Swedish Civil Aviation Authority (LFV) told news agency TT.
The flyers distributed by the bears bore the message: "Flying leads to climate chaos". Many of the bears lay spreadeagled on the floor feigning death[…]

As is often the case when it comes to the global warming hoax, authorities were in cahoots with the unhinged activists:

While the authority does not normally allow political demonstrations at its airports, Härenstam said they would not attempt to halt the bear invasion.

Thankfully Muslims don't have a sense of humor, or they would probably dress up in silly bear outfits to get their suicide vests through security.

It's unclear whether people were persuaded to tear up their plane tickets to save the phony bears from the phony climate change crisis.

Stepping quietly, the bears sneak past security.

On a tip from Matthew B.

British Minister Suggests Forced Sterilization

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:57 PM

Since sex ed combined with readily available contraceptives and morning-after abortion pills hasn't slowed down the explosion of teenage pregnancy, British Minister of State for Public Health Dawn Primarolo has suggested forced sterilization — aka, "long-term contraception." Apparently liberals only like "choice" when the decision isn't life.

The almighty State made the mess, by helping to erode morality and making pregnancy a viable lifestyle for teenyboppers, who can get their own taxpayer-financed home and income starting at age 16. In a typical vicious cycle of moonbattery, government coercion is expected to resolve the problems that government created. The result will be worse problems, resulting in more extreme coercion, until whatever's left of society resembles a facility for the criminally insane in a state of perpetual lockdown.

The only hope for humanity is that people will once again expect each other to accept the consequences of their behavior — a hope that becomes dimmer with each new regulation, benefit or ministerial suggestion.

Dawn Primarolo has found something new to control.

On a tip from Mandy.

The Autistic Join the Special Victim Elite

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:32 PM

You don't have to be Muslim, black or homosexual to be licensed to bully the world around you by perpetually being offended. Having autism will work. John Gilmore of Autism United demands that CBS grovel for forgiveness in light of last Tuesday's "Big Brother."

On the show, a contestant named Adam, who said he works for an autism foundation, said he would spend his winnings on a hair salon for people with developmental disabilities "so retards can get it together and get their hair done." The Web site for the show describes him as a 29-year-old public relations manager from Del Ray Beach, Fla.

Maybe public relations wasn't the best career choice for Adam. He ought to know that only normal white Christians can be insulted with impunity.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Socialized Medicine Turns Ambulances into Waiting Rooms

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:07 AM

When socialists want something to happen, they simply pass a law declaring that it will. In Sweden, socialized medicine theoretically means never having to wait more than 90 days for treatment, because that's what the State has mandated — although in reality, nearly half of patients have to wait longer. Likewise, Airstrip One has government targets requiring speedy emergency treatment. Hospital administrators have found a clever way to comply:

Seriously ill patients are being kept in ambulances outside hospitals for hours so NHS trusts do not miss Government targets.
Thousands of people a year are having to wait outside accident and emergency departments because trusts will not let them in until they can treat them within four hours, in line with a Labour pledge.
The hold-ups mean ambulances are not available to answer fresh 999 calls. […] Figures obtained by the Liberal Democrats show that last year 43,576 patients waited longer than one hour before being let into emergency units. […] Labour brought in the four-hour A&E target to end the scandal of patients waiting for days in casualty or being kept on trolleys in corridors.

The practice of leaving patients out in the ambulance is known as "patient-stacking." Hey, you get what you pay for, and socialized healthcare is free — unless you pay taxes.

A British waiting room.

On a tip from V the K.

Not with a Bang

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:00 AM

Europeans have been perfectly aware of the dreadful fate their own moonbattery is unfolding for them, even if their government-owned media choose to ignore it. As The Brussels Journal was reporting back in 2006:

The German author Henryk M. Broder recently told the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant (12 October) that young Europeans who love freedom, better emigrate. Europe as we know it will no longer exist 20 years from now. Whilst sitting on a terrace in Berlin, Broder pointed to the other customers and the passers-by and said melancholically: "We are watching the world of yesterday."

The exodus is already underway:

The number of emigrants leaving the Netherlands and Germany has already surpassed the number of immigrants moving in. One does not have to be prophetic to predict, like Henryk Broder, that Europe is becoming Islamic. Just consider the demographics. The number of Muslims in contemporary Europe is estimated to be 50 million. It is expected to double in twenty years. By 2025, one third of all European children will be born to Muslim families. Today Mohammed is already the most popular name for new-born boys in Brussels, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and other major European cities.

It looks like European Civilization will go out with a whimper, not a bang.

Broder is convinced that the Europeans are not willing to oppose islamization. "The dominant ethos," he told De Volkskrant, "is perfectly voiced by the stupid blonde woman author with whom I recently debated. She said that it is sometimes better to let yourself be raped than to risk serious injuries while resisting. She said it is sometimes better to avoid fighting than run the risk of death."

But in Europe's case, fighting is the only alternative to death. The option will not be open for much longer.

The perfect metaphor for what's happening to Europe.

On a tip from Lyle.

Global Warming Propaganda to Be Mandated by State of California

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:40 AM

California state Senator Joe Simitian has pushed through a bill mandating the inclusion of pernicious global warming propaganda in school. Having passed the Senate, it needs only to make it through the wacky state Assembly before landing on the desk of the Governator, who rarely says no to moonbattery.

This will affect children throughout the country, because the bill requires that science textbooks include political malarkey about climate change. Since California is the largest market, textbooks tend to be written to the standards mandated by the Land of Fruits and Nuts.

As the wheels fall off the global warming hoax, those exploiting it increasingly resort to force. Only 13 votes were cast against Simian's outrageously coercive bill — all by Republicans. Observes state Senator Tom McClintock:

I find it disturbing that this mandate to teach this theory is not accompanied by a requirement that the discussion be science-based and include a critical analysis of all sides of the subject.

The bill stands in marked contrast to an English law requiring teachers who show their students the global warming cult's video Bible "A Convenient Lie" to warn them that it is political propaganda, not science.

Like Jim Jones, Joe Simian doesn't want drinking the Kool-Aid left to choice.

Moonbat Blames NIU Massacre on "Horrors of Life in Middle America"

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:58 AM

Rather than set aside his moonbat nastiness long enough to sympathize with the devastated Northern Illinois University community in the wake of the recent massacre, AlterNet leftist Mark Ames takes this opportunity to open fire on the school, using ammo collected by trolling message boards. By cherry-picking the anonymous comments of grouchy NIU alumni, Ames convinces himself that it is an "obviously-second-rate" school, which supports his theory that America itself is to blame:

This is relevant, because in a culture so obsessed with being number one, and where the socioeconomic gap between the Number Ones and Everyone Else is growing so wide that it's starting to take on medieval dimensions, it's the ones stuck in the vast middle who face real existential terror.

But it isn't just the stubborn unwillingness to succumb completely to socialism that makes America such a terrible place, it drives people to killing sprees. The Heartland is particularly awful:

[NIU killer Steven] Kazmierczak's hometown, Elk Grove Village, Illinois, is also revealing of the vast, flat middle of Middle America. Located on the edge of Chicago's hyper-busy O'Hare Airport, Elk Grove Village has a humble population of roughly 40,000 almost all-white middle-class citizens (mostly German and Polish stock), yet it hosts, as it proudly boasts, the largest consolidated business park in North America. Packed into its humble 5.4 square miles are 3,800 business, hosting over 100,000 workers servicing O'Hare Airport alone, and several Interstate highways servicing the wall-to-wall giant flat-roofed warehouse structures, corporate offices and, yes, suburban tract homes. […]
Scratching the surface of his life — a very familiar, flat sort of American Hell — makes his need for medications a bit more understandable, as is the case for the millions of Americans like him who take psychiatric medication. Indeed, someone who wouldn't turn to antidepressants would, in my opinion, be the sick one.
If we bracket his massacre as the work of an evil lunatic on drugs, we'll miss yet another opportunity to genuinely examine what life is like for most Americans today, who live in that terrifying gap between the official propaganda about a nation of happy fun-loving Number Ones, and the reality of mediocrity, petty malice, and a flat physical setting that reflects the malice and mediocrity of its town elders.

Once again, America is to blame. At least Ames deserves credit for not bringing the war in Iraq or global warming into his vicious little diatribe.

Steven Kazmierczak, alleged victim of Middle America's awfulness.

Hat tip: NewsBusters, on a tip from Cheetah.

February 17, 2008

British Bureauweenies: Bottled Water Is Morally Wrong

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:22 PM

You would think British nanny-staters would be delighted by people who drink water instead of fattening soda. But even water is politically incorrect when purchased in a bottle.

Proclaims natural resources commissioner Tim Lang:

We have to make people think that it's unfashionable just as we have with smoking. We need a similar campaign to convince people that this is wrong.

To think I've accused liberal bureauweenies of having no conception of right and wrong. Environment minister Phil Woolas adds that the amount of money spent on mineral water "borders on being morally unacceptable."

According to environazis, drinking a bottle of water has the same environmental impact as driving a car for a kilometer. For once they're telling the truth: the impact of both is effectively zero.

To rally the sheep against this latest menace, the taxpayer-financed BBC is airing a documentary entitled "Bottled Water: Who Needs It" that accuses bottled water of creating the supposedly toxic CO2 plants need to live.

Despite this campaign's absurdity, it doesn't break new ground. San Franfreakshow Mayor Gavin Newsom has already banned the sale of bottled water on city-owned property, in a gesture of obeisance to the Earth Mother.

An affront to moonbat morality.

On a tip from V the K.

Dems May Seat Another Muslim Convert in Congress

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:48 PM

Keith Ellison may not be Congress's only convert to Islam for long. Andre Carson will be running in a special election to replace his late grandmother Julia Carson, who represented the Indianapolis area.

Like Ellison, Carson has connections with the rabidly anti-Caucasian Nation of Islam. Louis Farrakhan delivered a eulogy at Julia Carson's funeral.

Corey Saylor of the Hamas front group CAIR gloats that Muslims will play an increasing role in American politics. Since Islam is not only a religion but also a fascistic political ideology that calls for the subjugation of non-Muslims, this would not do much to restore our faith in government.

Already we have a presidential candidate whose primary qualifications for office are his swarthy skin and Muslim name.

Carson's a Democrat? What a surprise.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Britain Considers Another Step Toward Sharia

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:57 PM

It looks like Rowan Williams, head of the Church of England, was spot on when he declared sharia in Britain to be "unavoidable":

The Government is preparing to announce whether it will press ahead with plans to use "sharia bonds" to raise money for public spending programmes, it has emerged.
Ministers see the bonds, known as sukuk, as a way of tapping Middle East money and building bridges with Islam. […]
Islamic law forbids making money from interest, making conventional loans unacceptable to the devout.
But the specially-designed sukuk bonds have been designed to comply with the demands of Sharia[…]

Not everyone shares Williams's enthusiasm for sharia. Worries Edward Leigh, chairman of the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee:

I am concerned about the signal this would send — it could be the thin end of the wedge. British Common Law must be supreme and should apply to everyone.

Less than a generation ago, that would have been obvious.

Williams's dhimmi prophesy is coming true.

On a tip from Ian from the EUSSR.

Harold Icky: Will of Voters Is "Irrelevant"

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:15 PM

Clintonista Harold Ickes is back, and he hasn't changed much:

A top Hillary Clinton adviser [Ickes] on Saturday boldly predicted his candidate would lock down the nomination before the August convention by definitively winning over party insiders and officials known as superdelegates, claiming the number of state elections won by rival Barack Obama would be "irrelevant" to their decision.
The claims no doubt will escalate the war of words between the campaigns, as Obama continues to argue superdelegates should vote the way of their districts. But the special class of delegates, which make up about 20 percent of the total delegate haul, are not bound to vote the way of their states and districts, as pledged delegates are.
Obama leads handily in the pledged delegate count and has won more states but trails Clinton in superdelegates, making them potential and controversial deadlock-breakers if the race ends up a dead heat come convention time.

The Clintons must have some serious dirt on these superdelegates, to overcome not only the will of the voters in their districts but also the generous bribes Obama has been paying them.

Icky has another joker up his sleeve:

He also said Michigan and Florida, which voted for Clinton, should have delegates seated at the convention, even though he originally voted with the national party last year to strip the delegates because the states violated party rules by holding early primaries.

If Obama wins at the polls but then has the nomination snatched out of his hands by party apparatchiks on behalf of the Clintons, look for the Democrat Party to burst into pieces, along with every city with a large and unruly black population.

Icky: Hey, whatever it takes to win.

On tips from Matt L and Sean G.

Responding to the Gray Lady's Tears

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:35 AM

When top Hezbollah terrorist Imad Mugniyah was treated to a little poetic justice last week, the New York Times ran this shot of his grieving father and grandfather as the #1 Picture of the Day:


Really tugs on the heartstrings, doesn't it?

Mugniyah was behind the 1983 Marine barracks bombing that killed 241 American service members in Beirut. He was also among the hijackers of TWA Flight 847, who killed Navy Seabee diver Robert Stethem. Stethem's brother Patrick comments on the coverage of Mugniyah's demise:

I wouldn't even call it politically correct. I'd call it pro-terrorist. You know, he's been convicted of these crimes against humanity. He was responsible for the Beirut Marine barracks bombing, which was the largest non-nuclear explosion at that time since World War II. I mean, there's no doubt of the blood on this guy's hands, and the fact that, you know, it was so fitting it was a car-bomb that finally got him, which was his, you know, method of choice. And, you know, I saw those [New York Times] pictures, and now his family understands the terror and the sadness that he inflicted on hundreds of families. And, it's a terrible thing. And, as happy as I was to see his reign of terror end, at the same time, it doesn't allow us to reach back in time, and pull, you know, our loved ones back to us.

But Pinch Sulzberger et al. can take heart: there are other vicious killers where Mugniyah came from.

On a tip from Cheetah.

Psychiatrist Confirms: Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:08 AM

As a clinical and forensic psychiatrist, Lyle Rossiter has treated over 1,500 patients and examined over 2,700 civil and criminal cases. Turning his hand to political psychopathology, the author of The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness, has diagnosed an alarming percentage of the population as suffering from the grotesque form of mental derangement known by some as moonbattery.

Among Rossiter's observations:

Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded. Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to grave.
A social scientist who understands human nature will not dismiss the vital roles of free choice, voluntary cooperation and moral integrity — as liberals do. A political leader who understands human nature will not ignore individual differences in talent, drive, personal appeal and work ethic, and then try to impose economic and social equality on the population — as liberals do. And a legislator who understands human nature will not create an environment of rules which over-regulates and over-taxes the nation's citizens, corrupts their character and reduces them to wards of the state — as liberals do.
The roots of liberalism — and its associated madness — can be clearly identified by understanding how children develop from infancy to adulthood and how distorted development produces the irrational beliefs of the liberal mind. When the modern liberal mind whines about imaginary victims, rages against imaginary villains and seeks above all else to run the lives of persons competent to run their own lives, the neurosis of the liberal mind becomes painfully obvious.

Basically liberalism is a willful failure to mature beyond adolescence that can have catastrophic consequences for society. With luck, the official diagnosis of this disease by a mental health professional will facilitate the search for a cure.

On tips from Jimbo and Hutchrun.

February 16, 2008

Transsexual Freakazoids Sue Plastic Surgeon in Canadian Kangaroo Court

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:48 PM

Canada's human rights tribunals are moonbattery's answer to the Spanish Inquisition. Though they inspire disgust and incredulous laughter rather than terror, they are no less authoritarian. Their objective is to reduce Canada to a cross between the Soviet Union and an early John Waters movie.

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has been hearing a case apparently seen by some as "a landmark test of transsexuals' access to medical care." Two transsexuals brought up plastic surgeon Robert Stubbs on human rights violations for refusing to perform labiaplasty and breast augmentation on them as if they were women. They want money for the pain and suffering he inflicted by turning them down.

The case was clearly frivolous. Stubbs

had no surgical experience with transsexuals. The chest structure and post-operative genitals of transsexuals are not the same as those of biological women, and thus, the complainants' transsexual status was medically relevant.

However, plaintiffs have nothing to lose in Canada's kangaroo human rights courts:

The complainants get a free lawyer from the human-rights tribunal to argue their case.

In contrast:

[T]he respondent is on the hook for his own legal bill. Dr. Stubbs's medical insurance fund is picking up the tab for his lawyer, who's probably billing $500 an hour.

The trannies' case fell apart when one of them admitted he didn't think Stubbs should be forced to perform surgery for which he isn't qualified. However, serious allegations that Stubbs was rude have yet to be adjudicated.

Already there's been a positive outcome for the plaintiffs. One reports that he's been inspired to become a full-time activist, having taken a taxpayer-funded job "investigating the health status of the transsexual population." Also, the two of them have started a small business that is paid by large companies to do "diversity awareness training" on transgender issues.

Why would any corporation spend money on this sickening lunacy? Canada's human rights commissions compel them to.

If only Divine were still around to preside over the authoritarian freak show that used to be Canada.

Hat tip: The Corner, on a tip from V the K.

Clintonista: Comply with Socialized Medicine or Incur an "Outcome"

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:19 AM

Liberals know that if they used accurate language to describe what they stand for, no one would vote for them. So they have become masters of euphemism. Aborting babies becomes "choice". Surrendering to terrorists becomes "redeployment" or "bringing the troops home." Likewise, a Shrillary flunky describes the consequences of not complying with her socialized medicine scheme not as punishment, but as "an outcome."

Via NewsBusters, here's Tucker Carlson of PMSNBC interviewing Hitlery's henchwoman Kiki McLean:

Carlson: [W]hat if people don't, don't obey?
McLean: […quack quack quack…]
Carlson: [H]ow are you going to punish the recalcitrant people who don't want to go along with her master plan?
McLean: […squawk squawk squawk…]
Carlson: [S]he's not talking about the stick, the punishment for not going along with her vision of the Brave New World.
McLean: The reality is, that we're going to have to bring everybody into the plan, and there's going to have to be —
Carlson: Punishment.
McLean: Outcomes. There's going to have to be an outcome for people who don't participate because it all affects us. Remember, we are a community that lives here.
Carlson [bursting into laughter]: I love that: an "outcome"!
McLean: There has to be an outcome.
Carlson: Is that what you call it when you spank a child: this is the "outcome"?
McLean: I don't spank my children.

Of course not — discipline can lead to a sense of responsibility, which leads in turn to loathing the Democrat Party. As for the rest of us: fall in line or suffer the "outcome."

Obey if you don't want to incur an outcome.

On a tip from Cheetah.

UK May Require License to Smoke

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:38 AM

The British nanny state continues to metastasize. The latest proposal is to require a license to smoke.

This would entail not only paying a £10 fee, but filling out deliberately convoluted forms as part of the application process. Julian Le Grand, a former Tony Blair advisor, boasts that the tediousness of having to deal with the bureaucracy will force people to behave as do-gooders desire:

You've got to get a form, a complex form — the government's good at complex forms; you have got to get a photograph. It's a little bit of a problem to actually do it, so you have got to make a conscious decision every year to opt in to being a smoker.

Not everyone is in love with the idea:

[Smokers' rights group] Forest spokesman Simon Clark said that when the cost of administration, extra bureaucracy and enforcement are taken into account, "the mind boggles".

Next on the agenda, given the current obsession with weight, will be a license to eat, to be withheld from those who abuse the privilege. No, wait — they already thought of that.

Airstrip One is no place for smokers.

On a tip from mega.

February 15, 2008

Obama Outspends Hillary on Superdelegates

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:17 AM

It's nice to see that Democrats are finally finding more efficient ways to spend money. Rather than blow $billions buying votes from little people with phony "economic stimulus" packages, why not just pay bribes directly to superdelegates? From Political Intelligence:

Many of the superdelegates who could well decide the Democratic presidential nominee have already been plied with campaign contributions by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, a new study shows.
"While it would be unseemly for the candidates to hand out thousands of dollars to primary voters, or to the delegates pledged to represent the will of those voters, elected officials serving as superdelegates have received about $890,000 from Obama and Clinton in the form of campaign contributions over the last three years," the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics reported today.

B.O. has outspent Shrillary about 3 to 1 in this shopping spree — further evidence that anyone flying with the Clintons should start looking for a parachute.

Barack Hussein smirks at Shrillary's paltry payoffs.

On a tip from ent.

Marxist Daniel Ortega Endorses Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:40 AM

Barack Hussein Obama's campaign has received another big endorsement. It came from Daniel Ortega, the thug who led a Marxist revolution in Nicaragua in 1979.

Rejoices Ortega:

It's not to say that there is already a revolution under way in the U.S. … but yes, they are laying the foundations for a revolutionary change.

How's that for ominous? No wonder they fly Cuban flags with Che Guevara's face on them at Obama campaign offices.

After being driven out of power in 1990, Ortega was actually elected President last year. Times have changed; communism tried to conquer by force and failed. Now it conquers from within, exploiting the moonbattery of a degenerate populace.

Remember the Contras? As part of his victorious Cold War strategy, Ronaldus Maximus supported them in their struggle against Ortega's regime. I wonder who will support America's Contras after we've finished flushing away our freedoms in favor of socialism.

Obama supporter Daniel Ortega and friend, via Watching America.

On a tip from Jimbo.

Hillbillary Turn on Olbie

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:10 AM

Hillbillary continue their righteous campaign against MSNBC's use of the verb "to pimp" by going after barking moonbat Keith Olbermann for accusing W of "pimping out General David Petraeus."

Sniffed Der Slickmeister:

I think it would have been appropriate for him [Bush] to say that he strongly objected to that kind of language and that General Petraeus, whether you agree with his policies or not, has served this country with honor and should not be discussed in a disrespectful way.

If only his other half were so noble. Shrillary infamously denounced Petraeus as a liar after he reported on progress in Iraq.

Though Olbie's viewership is negligible compared to that of his nemesis Bill O'Reilly, he has enough of a cult following in leftist fever swamps that even the cowards running MSNBC will hesitate before throwing him overboard on the Clintons' command, as they did with David Shuster, whom Olbie joined in stoning.

Why would Slick Willie turn on a fellow moonbat like Olbermann? Maybe, in desperation to salvage Shrillary's sinking campaign, he's resorting to tricks that served him well in the past. This must have been intended as another Sister Souljah moment.

Hillbillary: Searching for another Sister Souljah.

On a tip from Cheetah.

Heil Hezbollah

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:29 AM

Most times, Nazi comparisons are tediously moronic. But then there are the other times. Via Hot Air, Hezbollah terrorists keep the old time salute alive at Imad Mughniyeh's funeral:


Hat tip: The Jawa Report, on a tip from Burning Hot.

Maine Lays Out Welcome Mat for Illegals

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:09 AM

Not all illegal immigrants are from Mexico. But they all benefit from our climate of moonbattery. For example, Irishman Niall Clarke held up a Bangor bank with a gun he bought using a Maine driver's license as ID.

He had originally tried to get a license in Massachusetts, but they wouldn't give him one, because he's an illegal alien. Unfortunately for the Bank of America, Clarke ran into Robert O'Connell, director of licensing services at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, who advised him to head up to Maine, were the bureaucrats are so open-minded that according to Don Cookson, communications director for Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, whole van loads of illegals have been known to enter the state to acquire licenses. Cookson says there are six other states with similar policies.

B. Hussein Obama's plan to pass out driver's licenses to illegals is starting to make sense. He wants to save us from global warming, by preventing all that extra driving from illegals traveling to places like Maine to get a license.

In the meantime, Massachusetts residents owe Maine a hearty thanks for drawing criminals out of their state.

On tips from Nedyeh.

February 14, 2008

I Never Would Have Guessed

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:13 PM

Oddly, Northern Illinois University, where an armed maniac wreaked havoc today amid defenseless students and faculty, is another gun-free zone.

The killer shot 22 people, killing 6, if you include himself. He must not have noticed the "gun-free zone" signs.

Police arrived in minutes, but that was much too late. As the Founding Fathers understood, the only safe populace is an armed populace.


What Sanity Is Up Against

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:43 PM

Zombie has pictures from the recent moonbat–Move America Forward showdown over the Marines recruiting office in Berkeley. They are not pleasant to behold:

No one mistakes a Code Pinko demonstration for a Miss America pageant.

Don't question their patriotism.

An ABC reporter walks on by, searching for something that fits the template.

Making moonbats wet their pants in terror.

The creeps inhabiting Berkeley don't need the earmarks Democrats are so underhandedly defending. They could bring in plenty of money if they just put a fence around their town and charge admission.

On a tip from Burning Hot.

Cindy Sheehan Goes to Bat for Muslim Brotherhood

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:38 PM

Having used up her 15 minutes at home, Cindy Sheehan has taken her pro-terrorist campaign all the way to Egypt:

Under the watchful eyes of dozens of black-clad and helmeted anti-riot police, some 50 heavily veiled wives and children of 40 senior members of the Muslim Brotherhood detained for the past year, gathered in front of the headquarters of first lady Suzanne Mubarak's National Council Women carrying banners calling for their release.
"I am here to protest the trial of civilians in front of a military tribunal as this is a violation to international law," said Sheehan, who gained fame in the U.S. for her sit-in outside President Bush's Texas ranch following the death of her son in Iraq.

The Muslim Brotherhood won the She-hag's support by being the granddaddy of Islamic terror cults, having spawned offshoots that include Hamas and al Qaeda. It calls for a terror war of annihilation against America, Israel and any Middle Eastern government unwilling to impose sharia. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who planned the 9/11 atrocities and is beloved by moonbats because he was waterboarded, is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.

If the Ditch Witch's agenda wasn't clear back in Crawford, it is by now.

Rosie isn't the Muslim Brotherhood's only supporter in the West.

On a tip from V the K.

Al Gore Valentine

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:15 PM

Happy Valentine's Day from Al Gore:


More valentines at Right Wing News.

Shrillary: "I Hear Dead People"

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:53 AM

Hillary Clinton has been crawling through the Lone Star State on all fours, begging Texans to vote for her, because if she loses to Obama there, her campaign is finished. ABC News reports from the campaign trail:

Speaking about her work in South Texas as an organizer for George McGovern’s 1972 presidential campaign, Clinton said two strong Texas women inspired her — Congresswoman Barbara Jordan and Texas Governor Ann Richards.
Clinton said they taught her about courage and determination. Then she suggested that she is hearing from them even as her campaign struggles to compete after a string of losses.
"I can hear their voices saying, 'You keep going! You give the people a real choice about the future!'" she said at a campaign event.
Jordan was the first black woman elected to the Texas state legislature and served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1973-79. She died in 1996. Richards, a larger-than-life Governor, passed away in 2006.

Hot Air comments on the "larger than life" Richards:

She was a one-termer who only won in 1990 because her GOP rival Clayton Williams made a very awful joke in front of a group of reporters. And she still only won that election narrowly. […] I met her once and on that day, at a family campaign event for then state Senator Ted Lyon in East Texas, Ann Richards was drunker than life. But larger than life, Ma Richards was not.

Maybe Shrillary should limit her paranormal chats to Eleanor Roosevelt.

Hopefully Richards was sober for the seance.

On a tip from Burning Hot.

The Political Wisdom of Maria Isabel

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:05 AM

Here's a sentiment I can relate to:

It's wrong to try to implement restrictions in my private property. I own this piece of land. This is America. I should be able to do anything I want with it.

But the words sound discordant coming from Maria Isabel. Here she is refusing to explain the Cuban flag embellished with the likeness of communist executioner Che Guevara that she has prominently displayed at a Barack Obama campaign office:

Her endorsement of property rights came in the context of wanting to put up a 50'-high "meditation tower" in a historic Houston neighborhood.

Unfortunately Isabel isn't willing to extend the sanctity of property rights to the rest of us. They could hardly be expected to flourish in an Obama administration. Only party bigwigs have property rights in Cuba, whose mode of government she seems intent on importing.

Moonbats like this may be running the country a year from now.

Che is no longer available, so Maria Isabel latches onto B.O.

Hat tips: Lone Star Times, Babalu Blog. On tips from Byron.

Godwin's Law in Action

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:18 AM

This portrait of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia offers some insight into the mentality of the Daily Kos moonbats who will become highly influential in charting a new course for America if Dems win this November:


From the accompanying editorial:

I realized that this place gets a little touchy when it comes to Nazi portrayals and comparisons… if I jumped the shark, so be it, flame away, Godwin's Law be dammned. My late father, God rest his soul, went to war to put an end to this shit. Those of you who read what I write here know that I very rarely if ever resort to profanity, but I say from the bottom of my heart and with every last breath of pride in my country, "Fuck you, Antonin Scalia." I am not a government scholar, but surely there is something in place to censure or disbar your ass.

NewsBuster's Noel Sheppard comments:

Can these people write anything without profanity? Of course, this question is rhetorical, for even when vulgarity is absent from their prose, virtually everything that emanates from these folks is profane.

Ironically, Nazis were state-worshiping, race-obsessed socialists who had much more in common with Democrats than with conservatives, who stand for limited government.

Who's the Nazi? Via Cheetah's Space.

Patty Hearst's Dog Wins Red Ribbon

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:39 AM

Radical chic has hit the world of dog breeding. Hearst heiress Patricia Hearst Shaw's French bulldog Diva won a red ribbon for Best of Opposite Sex at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show.

"It's overwhelming," said Patty, who probably hasn't been this excited since she was toting a machine gun while robbing banks with the leftist Symbionese Liberation Army.

An apparent victim of Stockholm syndrome, Hearst was on the long list of characters pardoned by Bill Clinton; Jimmy Carter had already commuted her sentence after only two years. Yet we can't squeeze a pardon out of Bush for Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean.

In other SLA news, Myrna Opsahl — who was killed during one of their bank robberies — remains dead.

Patty as we used to know her.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Moonbats Urge Us to Eat Bugs and Roadkill

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:07 AM

Huffington Post is a one-stop shop for information-craving moonbats. It even features dietary tips:

Is it time to start chowing down on some of those crawly critters we instinctively prefer to stomp on? The Feral Forager, a self-published 'zine excerpted in Sandor Katz's The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved, rebrands pill bugs as "land shrimp"; grasshoppers are "surprisingly tasty and filling" and taste "something like popcorn"; crickets, "incredibly high in calcium and potassium." Roasted grubs make a fat-filled protein snack that, again, tastes "a lot like popcorn."
Earthworms make "a very nutritious flour," and ant eggs are edible, too; raw ant eggs reportedly taste "like couscous", but the author of the article confesses that "the only time I tried this it tasted like a hundred ants biting my tongue…"

…or if you think eating bugs is gross…

But the Feral Foragers don't draw the line at eating insects; some of them go so far as to cross the (yellow) line in their pursuit of alternative food sources. As members of a North Carolina collective called Wildroots, they're what Katz calls "Roadkill Radicals" … enthusiastic advocates of peeling "dishonored victims of the petroleum age" off the pavement and converting them into "food which nourishes."
As the Feral Forger notes, "picking up roadkill is a good way to get fresh, wild, totally free-range and organic meat for absolutely free." Finally, a silver lining to our car-crazed culture.

An added benefit of road kill is that tasty bugs and creepy-crawlies can often be found squirming inside. Freegans must be pleased that eating roadkill does not require participation in our racist and homophobic regime of capitalist oppression.

Soup's on, moonbats! Via road kill pot luck.

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

February 13, 2008

Naked Cowboy Brings the Lawsuit of the Day

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:46 PM

If the price of candy goes up, it might be to cover legal fees for this farce:

Times Square's Naked Cowboy is trying to take a $6 million bite out of a giant candy corporation, charging it stole his identity by dressing an animated blue M&M in his skimpy trademark outfit.
The nearly nude street performer, whose real name is Robert Burck, has his tighty whities in such a bunch over a massive video billboard showing the candy in a white hat, boots, guitar and underwear that he's filed suit against the mighty Mars candy corporation.
The case of Naked Cowboy vs. The Men From Mars will be heard in Manhattan federal court.

Burck holds his guitar so that from the front, he seems to be naked. Too bad he didn't get a copyright on this revolutionary concept.

The Naked Cowboy in Times Square.

On a tip from Wiggins.

What Senate Dems Will Not Condemn

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:37 PM

A peek at the lunacy that's been brimming over at the Marines recruiting office in Berkeley, which moonbats have resolved to close down:

Senator Jim DeMint couldn't find a single Democrat who would back his bill to withhold earmarks from this cesspool until it shows some respect for the soldiers defending the country that provides those earmarks.

On a tip from John R.

Jay Grodner Crawls Away

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:22 PM

Jay Grodner, the self-described "radical liberal" who keyed an active Marine's car to express his contempt for the military, is no longer registered to practice law. Rogers Park Rake surmises that he declined to reregister so as to avoid disciplinary action, namely the revocation of his license. In other words: You can't fire me, I quit.

The courts gave Grodner a misdemeanor vandalism wrist slap, despite his having committed a felony. But it looks like there will be justice after all, as his career goes down in flames.

In case there are any women out there who can't get enough of it, here again is Grodner's handsome mug:


On a tip from Thomas W.

Trees Love CO2

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:39 AM

GE, the same company that brings us the increasingly leftist NBC, also treats us to a commercial featuring a tree that hugs a house in gratitude because it supposedly emits less CO2 thanks to using GE's greenwashed products:

This would be like us hugging plants for emitting less oxygen. As noted at Minnesotans for Global Warming, most of us used to know by high school that plants absorb CO2 and emit oxygen; we do the same in reverse. Prior to Al Gore, this was known as the balance of nature.

Now that the crucial atmospheric element CO2 is regarded as a toxin for political reasons, the authorities are at a loss to explain why trees planted in New York City grow twice as fast as those planted in the country. Another study has found that increased CO2 helps trees grow in dry grasslands.

Envirokooks and the unscrupulous corporations that pander to them can't both love trees and hate the CO2 required for them to live — except by taking Michelle Obama's advice: "Feel — don't think!"

On tips from John M Reynolds and nanc.

Postcards from Eurabia

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:06 AM

The Islamization of Europe is proceeding at a brisk pace. In Holland, Christianity is belatedly attempting to catch up to Islam (h/t: Leather Penguin):

Dutch Catholics have re-branded the Lent fast as the "Christian Ramadan" in an attempt to appeal to young people who are more likely to know about Islam than Christianity.

Meanwhile in Britain, multiculturalism hits the supermarket (h/t: Gateway Pundit):

Police said members of public had reported finding the headless body of a man wrapped in blankets in a supermarket goods cage on Wednesday. A man, Mohamed Boudjenane, 45, has been charged with the killing and will appear before court on Monday. […] The identity of the man who was found dead is yet to be released and police are searching for the murder weapon as well as the victim's head.

If you've never been to Europe, you might want to visit now — while it's still there.

Not all postcards are pretty.

On tips from Burning Hot.

YouTube Censors Video for Criticizing Planned Parenthood

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:29 AM

The problems with a politically oriented company gaining a stranglehold over the Internet go beyond Memorial Day not getting a special Google logo. Google owns YouTube, which recently demonstrated its bias by censoring a video critical of the abortion mill Planned Parenthood.

The American Life League but together a video that used clips from Planned Parenthood's own degenerate ads to make the point that the abortionists promote casual sex on the taxpayers' dollar. These conspicuously tasteless ads ("Mile High" and "Angel") remain on YouTube, while the ALL video has been pulled for being of "inappropriate nature." "Inappropriate" evidently means "politically incorrect."

Apparently Planned Parenthood's attack dogs demanded the video be pulled, and YouTube was happy to comply.

Hat tip: NewsBusters, on a tip from Cheetah.

Global Warming Killed Loch Ness Monster

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:59 AM

Someone has been discovered who has actually been affected by the phantom global warming phenomenon — a famous personage who will be dearly missed after his CO2-induced demise: the Loch Ness Monster.

Legendary Nessie hunter Robert Rines is giving up his search for the monster after 37 years. […] Despite having hundreds of sonar contacts over the years, the trail has since gone cold and Rines believes that Nessie may be dead, a victim of global warming.

I thought Nessie was some kind of dinosaur. Wouldn't he be better suited to warm weather than cold? If Nessie couldn't take the mild warming trend we experienced back in the 1990s, it's probably curtains for Bigfoot and the Abominable Snowman too. Even aliens might affected, considering that global warming has been found on Mars and Neptune.

Try to live with all that next time you start up your SUV.

The Loch Ness Monster, RIP.

On a tip from General Jack D. Ripper.

February 12, 2008

Global Warming to Kill Thousands Maybe but Probably Not

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:10 PM

The bitter cold this winter has failed to cool off the hysterical rhetoric relentlessly emitted by the global warming cult. Reuters screams:

There is a 25 percent chance that a severe heat wave will strike England and kill more than 6,000 people before 2017 if no action is taken to deal with the health effects of climate change, a report said on Tuesday.

Here's an interesting coincidence:

The report, an update of a 2002 study, was re-issued on the same day London's mayor said owners of the most polluting cars will have to pay 25 pounds ($48.77) a day to drive them in the city center in a measure to cut down on carbon emissions.

Global warming is to taxation what actual warming is to beer sales.

The original report was produced by Britain's Department of Health, courtesy of taxpayers. Where the stats come from isn't reported. My guess is the bureauweenies had to pull down their trousers before extracting the numbers.

On a tip from mega.

More Moonbattery on the Walls of Obamaland

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:52 AM

Since Barack Hussein Obama has virtually no record, and his speeches consist almost entirely of frothy rhetoric better suited to a Hallmark card than a serious political campaign, we're forced to dig for clues as to what he actually stands for. One clue is the Che Guevara flags favored by his campaign workers. Another might be found in this photograph from his campaign site:


Muhammad Ali stands triumphant over his fallen opponent, all but pounding on his chest and crying out like Tarzan. Bob McCarty comments:

[T]he photo is troubling in that it brings attention to a man who, in 1964, cited his Muslim faith as a reason to claim "conscientious objector" status and refuse to serve in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
If I'm reading this obviously-staged photo correctly, Obama wants to be associated with a four-times-married Muslim draft dodger who made millions by beating people up inside a boxing ring.

Other Muhammad Ali accomplishments include graduating from the vociferously anti-Caucasian Nation of Islam and flinging an Olympic gold medal into a river to express his contempt for America.

Despite his brains having been pounded into useless mush in the course of his boxing career, last year Ali was awarded an honorary doctorate by Princeton University. Being a half-sentient former boxer stumbling through a fog of pugilistic parkinsonism doesn't qualify you for a doctorate — but being an anti-American moonbat does. It also qualifies you for a prominent spot on the wall in Obamaland.

Muhammad Ali would no doubt approve of Obama's stance during the National Anthem.

Obama Workers' Che Guevara Poster Was No Fluke

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:24 AM

The Che Guevara flag discovered yesterday on the wall of Obama campaign workers is no fluke. Here's another one.

Stills via LGF:



Equivalents would be Heinrich Himmler's face on a Nazi flag, Felix Dzerzhinsky on a Soviet flag or Honcho Nuon Chea on the flag of the Khmer Rouge's Cambodia. None of these socialist sociopaths was more aggressively evil than Guevara. Humberto Fontova documents some of the dark deeds of Fidel Castro's chief executioner.

Yet the mainstream media doesn't seem to find this worth mentioning.

On tips from Davy Crockett.

Shrillary Not Yet Desperate Enough to Let Us See Her Tax Returns

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:58 AM

There must be something truly awful in Shrillary's tax returns. Even as her dream of becoming socialist queen swirls down the drain, she is handing ammo to her opponent Barack Hussein bin Abomination by refusing to make them public:

After the former first lady acknowledged she had lent her campaign $5 million in personal funds, Sen. Obama suggested she release her tax records as he has done to give voters a better accounting of where her money comes from.

As always, Hillbillary responded by sticking to their one principle: the best defense is a good offense.

"Senator Obama has some questions to answer about his dealings with one of his biggest contributors, Exelon — apparently he cut some deals behind closed doors to prevent them from full disclosure," Clinton said. "We still don't have answers about Senator Obama and his dealings with Mr. Rezko."

Exelon operates nuclear plants, and may have bought a break from excessive regulation for $200,000, payable to Obama campaigns. Rezko is a sleazy associate of B.O. who has been brought up on fraud charges. What either of them have to do with Shrillary's tax returns is anyone's guess.

Maybe Hitlery should play it safe by agreeing to make her tax returns public just as soon as John Kerry releases his full military records.

"Tax returns? The dog ate them."

On a tip from Charles.

As Country Shivers, Bloomberg Screeches That Global Warming Will Kill "Everybody"

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:08 AM

Bitter cold has spread from the northern plains to the Northeast. The temperature in International Falls, Minnesota, set a new record low at 40° below zero yesterday. It also reached 40 below in the nearby town of Embarrass, which might have been named after the effect its weather has on global warming stooges. In Leland, Michigan, an 87-year-old man died of exposure five blocks from his home. Across the country, Fairbanks, Alaska has been enduring its worst cold snap in eight years, with readings of 48° below zero.

Meanwhile, NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg has been pandering to a UN climate change conference by stoking up the rhetoric on global warming:

"Terrorists kill people. Weapons of mass destruction have the potential to kill an enormous amount of people," Mr. Bloomberg told reporters after addressing the U.N. General Assembly, but "global warming in the long term has the potential to kill everybody."

Wow. We're all gonna die from global warming if we don't do what bureauweenies like Bloomberg want — which is pay more taxes, of course:

Mr. Bloomberg renewed his call, made first late last year, for taxing countries such as America that emit large amounts of carbons, which are believed to cause changes in the planet's climate. "So long as there's no penalty or cost involved in producing greenhouse gases, there will be no incentive" to meet targets set by international institutions, the mayor told the General Assembly. "For that reason, I believe the U.S. should enact a tax on carbon emissions."

Punishing America for economic activity will also do wonders to keep the economy out of recession.

Maybe charlatans like Bloomberg think they can trick spring into coming sooner by pretending it's getting too hot out there.

Colonization the Easy Way

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:16 AM

Have civilizations ever before been so deranged as to finance their own obliteration through colonization? News of the World illustrates why there won't always be an England:

UNEMPLOYED scrounger Mohammed Salim is getting the state to pay for him, his wife and their ELEVEN kids — because he can't be bothered to go to work.
He quit his £27,000 job teaching maths and science three years ago and is BETTER OFF claiming £29,096 a year in benefits.
And he has much more time to devote to his Islamic political party — which ATTACKS the British government, even though this country gives his family their food, clothes and house for free.
Mohammed is also busy planning his TWELFTH baby with wife Noreen, 35, but has no plans to get a job.

Salim prefers to stay home because he didn't like the commute to his teaching job.

The family we're all supporting live in a comfy five-bedroom house on a quiet street in Rochdale, Gtr Manchester. They get £19,000 a year Jobseeker's Allowance, £6,600 Child Benefit, £2,496 free school meals and £1,000 Council Tax Relief.
They have a minibus to swan around in, two TVs and a computer, plus a garden full of brightly-coloured toys. Noreen has never worked since marrying Mohammed — who is her cousin — when she was 16.

Consanguinity is very common among Pakistanis and often leads to birth defects that place a crippling burden on the taxpayer-financed healthcare system.

Salim tried using condoms once, but…

Never again, it's nothing like the real thing. It's up to God whether we have any more kids.

His only regret is that the state won't pay for his massive family's college educations. But by the time they're old enough, it probably will.

Like most people in Britain with large families, Salim was born in Pakistan. He spends his time running his political party, Long Live Islam. Once he ran for office and received less than 1% of the vote. Now he no longer believes in British democracy, but doesn't want to go back to Pakistan, because

I don't think we would be able to have the quality of life we have here.

Not even if he got a job. But then, he has a job: to obliterate England. For his service in this cause, the British government pays him well.

Salim and his contribution to the demographic war of annihilation.

On a tip from Gore blimey, the sky is falling.

February 11, 2008

The Lights Begin to Go Out

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:27 PM

Nothing could be more symbolic of Britain's decline as moonbattery eats it away from within:

Street lights in suburban areas are to be switched off after midnight as part of council plans to save energy.
A series of trial blackouts will be carried out over the next few weeks by local authorities in the Home Counties, Hampshire and Essex among others.
Buckinghamshire council is reported to be switching off more than 1,700 lights along 25 miles of road in an attempt to meet energy targets.

Supposedly this will prevent carbon emissions. No sane person would expect it to affect the Earth's climate. But the point is to atone for the sin of existing.

If the trials are successful, all street lamps across the country could be turned off between midnight and 5am.

This in a country pockmarked with spreading Muslim "no-go" zones — a country where even firemen are assaulted by "youths" when they go out to do their job, and where the law-abiding have no means of self-defense.

As the Muslim situation continues to degenerate, the practice of torching cars is sure to catch on in Britain as it has in France. Britons who dare go out at night can make their way through the jungle by the light of blazing vehicles.

But the wiser ones will remain inside behind double-locked doors, grateful that for now the government still allows their homes to be lit.

On a tip from V the K.

Arabs Push for Valentines Day Ban

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:27 PM

While the West dislocates its softening spine, bending over backwards to display its acceptance of Islamic ways, Muslims don't show much interest in reciprocating. In Kuwait, a country that would not exist if the West hadn't rescued it from Saddam Hussein, a movement is underway to repress all public recognition of Valentine's Day.

Sniffs Kuwaiti MP Waleed Al-Tabtabae:

We want to discuss measures that should be taken by these ministries to prevent such alien events from impacting Kuwaiti society and spreading corruption among the Kuwaiti youth.

Given that multiculturalism is a one-way street, any fool could figure out where it's going to take us.

The Day of Love and the Religion of Peace don't mix.

On tips from Matt L and NGWFJ.

Obama Campaign Workers Display Che Guevara Flag

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:09 PM

To get an idea of what this country may soon be in for, look what's hanging on the wall of the Obama campaign workers in this video. It's the flag of the miserable communist dictatorship Cuba, embellished with the face of Che Guevara.

As Fidel Castro's personal executioner, Guevara established himself as one of the most profoundly evil characters in modern history. The flag displayed by Obama's flunkies is no less sinister than a Nazi flag featuring Heinrich Himmler.

Cuban expat Humberto Fontova has background on Che you won't get from your left-leaning history prof. Illustrating just what it takes to get your face on the wall of Obama supporters, here again are some famous Che quotations:

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

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

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

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

Instructing his Revolutionary Tribunals:

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

From a letter to his father:

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

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

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

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


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

If the depraved moonbats who admire this fiend get into the White House, they will inflict on America a decline that may not be reversible.

Che is dead. But evil lives.

On a tip from Byron.

Academic Norman Finkelstein Expresses Solidarity with Hezbollah Terrorists

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:29 AM

No one personifies the Muslim—moonbat alliance like liberal academic Norman Finkelstein, who recently went on Lebanese TV to "express solidarity" with Hezbollah.

Finkelstein compares this terror cult with the Soviet Union, which also meets with his approval, even though Stalin's was "a ruthless and brutal regime." He avers that everyone respected the Soviet invaders who imposed communism throughout Eastern Europe on the grounds that communists "resisted the foreign occupiers of their country" — i.e., Nazis. Likewise, Hezbollah resists Israelis, who used to occupy part of Lebanon for defensive purposes.

An American and a Jew, Finkelstein expresses his profound respect for Hezbollah, because by shooting rockets at Israeli civilians, then hiding behind Lebanese civilians, Hezbollah terrorists have proved they would bravely "say no" to the wicked USA and Israel. He exhorts his Lebanese audience to join in supporting them:

If Hizbullah laid down its arms, and said: "We will do whatever the Americans say," you wouldn't have a war — that's true, but you would also be the slaves of the Americans. I have to respect those who refuse to be slaves.

He then calls our Secretary of State a "freak" and encourages Lebanon to declare our President persona non grata. MEMRI has video.

A little background on Finkelstein:

He's a political scientist specializing in the Arab–Israeli conflict, who has taught at DePaul, Rutgers and NYU. His parents survived the Nazi Holocaust, which according to Finkelstein was exaggerated and exploited to justify Israeli crimes against humanity and American support for them. He describes the field of Holocaust studies as "replete with nonsense if not sheer fraud" and Israelis as "basically Nazis with beards and black hats."

If Jews can be Nazis, then America can be a terror state:

If you understand terrorism to mean the targeting of civilian populations in order to achieve political goals, then plainly the U.S. qualifies as the main terrorist government in the world today.

From his point of view, the Muslim atrocities of 9/11 were "payback time for the Americans" and acts of justice:

Why should Americans go on with their lives as normal, worrying about calories and hair loss, while other people are worrying about where they are going to get their next piece of bread? Why should we go on merrily with our lives while so much of the world is suffering, and suffering incidentally not with us merely as bystanders, but with us as the indirect and direct perpetrators?

Unsurprisingly, Finkelstein was a big supporter of Ralph Nader in the 2000 election, crediting him with "delivering a very hard-hitting critique of US capitalism." I'm guessing he now backs Obama.

If you thought there were limits on the depravity of moonbats' cultural self-hatred, Norman Finkelstein proves otherwise.

The ultimate self-hating Jew is also a self-hating American.

Hat tip: LGF.

Olbie Weighs in on David Shuster's Thought Crime

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:27 AM

Keith Olbermann is righteously appalled that his obnoxious MSNBC colleague David Shuster would dare insult the Clintons by suggesting they had been "pimping out" Chelsea, for which Shrillary wants Shuster's head:

The fallen soldier reference is to a despicable (and botched) attempt by Shuster to exploit a soldier's death while ambushing Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).

Fortunately for Olbie, he knows better than to spew his sophomoric bile at anyone but conservatives and patriots.

Via Olbermann Watch.

Firefighters Targeted as Islamicized Britain Slides toward Savagery

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:00 AM

It couldn't have been easy, but the BBC managed to write an entire story about assaults on British firefighters without once saying "Muslim." The Beeb did resort to the word "youths" — which anyone familiar with the French car-torching epidemic knows is mealymouthed mediaspeak for "Muslim hooligans."

Firefighters are heroes because they defend civilization. When a deadly blaze threatens to destroy what we've built, firefighters march into the chaos and put things to right. For this reason, they are targeted by Europe's non-European "youths," who often set fires to draw firefighters into ambushes.

In Britain, the situation is getting out of control. According to the Fire Brigades Union, assaults rose from 1,300 in 2006 to 1,500 in 2007. The actual number is higher still, because ambushes are so common, they often aren't reported. Firefighters are shot at, stabbed, and pelted with bricks, bottles and Molotov cocktails.

Despite the alarming rise in attacks, the dhimmi quisling government claims they have actually fallen by 68% — further evidence that Muslims are doing the attacking.

Emergency vehicles that dare enter Muslim "no-go" areas are also routinely attacked in Sweden and France. These areas will continue to spread until even the latte liberals running the media are effected. By then it will be too late to do anything about it.

On a tip from V the K.

Pelosi Still Rooting for al Qaeda in Iraq

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:28 AM

Despite the overwhelming success of the Surge, Nancy Pelosi is holding tight to her story that the war in Iraq "is a failure."

As for the hard-fought gains that have been won in rescuing democratic Iraq from Islamofascism:

There haven't been gains.

Yet Pelousy does admit:

The troops have succeeded, God bless them.

Imagine if prominent Republicans had declared WWII a failure as our forces crossed the Rhine. But Pelousy supports the troops, even if she wants them defeated by al Qaeda terrorists.

If Barack Hussein bin Osama gets elected, she may yet have her way. In the meantime, however, al Qaeda in Iraq is in a state of total collapse.

Straight down.

On a tip from Oiao.

Moonbat Family Values

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:01 AM

Muslims aren't the only ones with dysfunctional family arrangements. As moonbattery corrodes the family values liberals so despise, we can expect to see more families like James Bowring's.

A resident of Tauranga, New Zealand, Bowring is in the news after attempting to run over his 18-year-old son Jacob, who saved himself by ducking behind a lamppost. The 45-year-old welfare recipient was upset because he didn't like being called a pedophile who belongs in a mental home.

Highlights of his life story include recently impregnating his son's teenage girlfriend, working as a male prostitute and having a sexual relationship with a younger sibling. He's made other forays into fatherhood, admitting to having

a few other kids around the country — but I never stayed with the mothers, I was only really a sperm donor. I was spreading the love around.

Bowring describes his existence as a "life of misery." You would think he'd be ecstatic, having been liberated from the oppression of traditional values.

On a tip from V the K.

February 10, 2008

Multiculturalism Brings Muslim Inbreeding to UK

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:27 PM

Here's another of the many benefits multiculturalism has bestowed upon Great Britain:

Inbreeding among immigrants is causing a dramatic rise in birth defects, a government minister has warned.
Referring to the culture of Muslim arranged marriages between cousins, environment minister Phil Woolas said: "If you have a child with your cousin the likelihood is there'll be a genetic problem."

In rural Pakistan, where many colonizers originate, a majority of marriages are between first cousins. Even Labour MP Ann Cryer admits the results are not pretty:

If you go into a paediatric ward in Bradford or Keighley you will find more than half of the kids there are from the Asian [i.e., Muslim] community. Since Asians only represent 20 per cent–30 per cent of the population, you can see that they are over represented.
I have encountered cases of blindness and deafness. There was one poor girl who had to have an oxygen tank on her back and breathe from a hole in the front of her neck.
The parents were warned they should not have any more children. But when the husband returned again from Pakistan, within months they had another child with exactly the same condition.

At least they don't have to pay the astronomical medical expenses — that's what British taxpayers are for.

No doubt terrified that allegations of "racism" could arise, Labour MP Geoff Hoon was quick to assure us that

no one, no one, would suggest this is a problem for the wider Muslim community.

No one? What about the guys in the Department of Pediatrics at King Saud University? They found 56% consanguinity in Saudi Arabia.

The Third World is what it is for cultural reasons, as Britain is finding out, in the process of joining it.

Rage boy is enraged to learn that his mother is also his aunt, his niece and his sister.

On tips from Jay Guevara.

Even Baby Steps toward Immigration Enforcement Encounter Resistance

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:53 PM

At long last the small towns north of New York City are making feeble attempts to defend themselves from the tidal wave of illegal immigrant criminals that has been washing away their quality of life. Brewster and Suffern sent police officers for training to help them identify criminals who are in the country illegally so as to get them deported. In Suffern, the program would target only illegal immigrants already convicted of aggravated felonies. But not even these mild measures can be put into action without resistance from moonbats:

Opponents say that even though the plan targets criminals, it creates a climate of fear and intimidation even for legal, law-abiding immigrants.

Why not just disband the police altogether? That way legal, law-abiding citizens won't need to worry about "fear and intimidation." Going back to the jungle will have the added benefit of lowering our CO2 emissions.

To defend themselves against the inevitable "racial profiling" charge, police have been advised to question not just likely suspects, but everyone they encounter at traffic stops. This massive waste of everyone's time can be compared to the absurd shenanigans we're subjected to at airports, so that the Arabs who are so fond of terrorism don't feel discriminated against.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Code Pinkos at the Berkeley Battlefront

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:09 PM

Just how moonbatty are the Code Pink activists besetting the Marines recruiting office in Berkeley, with the active assistance of the municipal government? This offers a clue:

Here's Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates, participating in the siege:


The hat suits him. We'll see if he's wearing it this Tuesday, when Move America Forward rallies patriots to protest the treasonous abomination that is Berkeley's City Council.

Shrillary: Suspension Not Good Enough for David Shuster

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:31 AM

Shrillary has spoken: A suspension is not punishment enough for David Shuster, who forgot that the endless barrage of abuse gushing out of his oversized mouth must only be directed at Republicans and Christians, not Democrats and certainly not Clintons. For suggesting that Chelsea was "sort of being pimped out in some weird sort of way" by the Clinton campaign, Hiltery insists that he be fired:

Nothing justifies the kind of debasing language that David Shuster used and no temporary suspension or half-hearted apology is sufficient.

Look for MSNBC execs to bow and scrape and comply, like the piteous weasels they are.

Shuster at first refused to apologize:

Shuster was unrepentant. He told [Clinton aide Philippe] Reines his commentary was justified because of the contrast between Chelsea Clinton's overt political role and the aggressive way campaign aides "jump down the throat" of reporters who seek to question her about it.

However, he was soon brought to heel, and groveled for forgiveness on the next day's "Morning Joe."

Imagine if Shrillary actually became president. Journalists' heads would roll if they so much as reported an uptick in inflation.

Off with the heads of those who displease the Hilldebeast.

Hat tip: Free Republic, on a tip from Cheetah.

Gay Massachusetts Official Carl Stanley McGee Assaults Young Boy

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:46 AM

The argument that homosexuals would stop spreading AIDS far and wide if only we would allow them to be monogamous by sacrificing the sanctity of marriage has suffered a setback in the cradle of homosexual "marriage," Taxachusetts:

A top official in Gov. Deval Patrick's administration is accused of sexually assaulting a boy in the steam room of a Florida resort and has been placed on unpaid leave.
Carl Stanley McGee, the assistant secretary for policy and planning, was arrested Dec. 28 after the suspected assault at the Gasparilla Inn and Club in Boca Grande, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office. […]
McGee was freed on $300,000 bond on Dec. 30 and is to be arraigned Monday on a charge of sexual assault on a victim over 12 using physical force, according to authorities.

The kid is between 12 and 16. McGee is "married" to another homosexual named John Finley IV. The ceremony was gushingly celebrated by their fellow degenerates at the New York Times.

McGee is a Democrat, as you could surmise from AP's unwillingness to report his affiliation.

McGee (right) and his blushing groom.

On tips from V the K and Cheetah.

February 9, 2008

Jim DeMint Takes on Marine-Despising Berkeley Moonbats

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:11 PM

Thanks go to Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) for assembling a video that offers a peek into the depraved goings on at the lunatic asylum known as the Berkeley City Council, which has pulled out all the stops in a treasonous and despicable campaign to close down a Marine recruiting office.

Move America Forward's petition on the topic can be found here.

DeMint introduced a bill to rescind federal earmarks worth $2 million to Berkeley. Although no Democrats have supported the bill, it scared Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates enough to make him cough up an apology "for any offense to any families of anyone who may serve in Iraq."

Meanwhile in Toledo, Democrat Mayor Carty Finkbeiner pulled the plug on a Marine training exercise at the last moment, on the grounds that he doesn't want the Few and the Proud "playing war" in his city.

Imagine if moonbats attacked from a separate country, how quickly our military would lay them to waste. Unfortunately they know enough to attack from within.

On a tip from ttevolla.

Bill Maher Publicly Wishes for Rush Limbaugh's Death

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:53 PM

Last night on Bill Maher's loathsome HBO program, a denunciation of conservatives for not falling in line behind liberal RINO John McCain led to still more moonbat reveling in El Rushbo's past OxyContin use for back pain. Wondered Maher:

Why couldn't have he croaked from it instead of Heath Ledger?

Ledger managed to kill himself by ingesting practically an entire pharmacy of various drugs — all part of the degenerate Tinseltown lifestyle so admired by moonbats. They venerate Ledger in particular because his claim to fame was a role in Brokeback Mountain, which attempted to mainstream homosexual depravity.

Here's video, via Ms. Underestimated.

Maher has already called for the Vice President's death, so Rush is in good company.

Bill Maher sends a typically subtle message to non-moonbats.

Hat tip: NewsBusters, on a tip from Cheetah.

Real Climate Change

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:31 AM

Let's remember how hysterically bureauweenies, their media toadies and the government grant-happy science establishment have hyped the global warming farce, so we will know better than to take anything they say at face value after we've started to freeze. If there's any disastrous climate change in our future, it will be caused by the sun, and it will be a change for the colder:

Solar activity fluctuates in an 11-year cycle. But so far in this cycle, the sun has been disturbingly quiet. The lack of increased activity could signal the beginning of what is known as a Maunder Minimum, an event which occurs every couple of centuries and can last as long as a century.
Such an event occurred in the 17th century. The observation of sunspots showed extraordinarily low levels of magnetism on the sun, with little or no 11-year cycle.
This solar hibernation corresponded with a period of bitter cold that began around 1650 and lasted, with intermittent spikes of warming, until 1715. Frigid winters and cold summers during that period led to massive crop failures, famine and death in Northern Europe.

Unlike warm weather, cold weather really is a problem. Maybe be we can stave it off by driving SUVs and using incandescent light bulbs. But I sure doubt it, because the slight warming trend we've experienced has nothing to do with human activity:

[R]esearchers at the Max Planck Institute for Solar Research in Germany report the sun has been burning more brightly over the last 60 years, accounting for the 1 degree Celsius increase in Earth's temperature over the last 100 years.
R. Timothy Patterson, professor of geology and director of the Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Center of Canada's Carleton University, says that "CO2 variations show little correlation with our planet's climate on long, medium and even short time scales."

Patterson warns:

Solar scientists predict that, by 2020, the sun will be starting into its weakest Schwabe cycle of the past two centuries, likely leading to unusually cool conditions on Earth. Solar activity has overpowered any effect that CO2 has had before, and it most likely will again. If we were to have even a medium-sized solar minimum, we could be looking at a lot more bad effects than "global warming" would have had.

Fortunately the government will no doubt find a way to stabilize solar activity by raising taxes.

If only global warming were real.

On a tip from Bergbikr.

February 8, 2008

David Shuster Suspended for Dissing Clintons

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:20 PM

It's one thing to praise infantile college journalists for publishing obscene insults directed at the President, to imply that Christians torture for fun, to exploit a dead serviceman while springing an inept ambush on a Congresswoman, to dismiss anyone interested in border security as a fanatic, to spread false stories about the Bush Administration, to make wild accusations of voter intimidation, etc., etc., ad nauseam. But when MSNBC jackass David Shuster proclaimed that the Clinton campaign has been "pimping out" Chelsea, he went over the line.

Clintonista Howard Wolfson responded by threatening to nix any Shrillary appearances in MSNBC debates. The network promptly suspended Shuster, who will be allowed on the air only to grovel and apologize.

Let that be a lesson to other obnoxious talking heads: save your abuse for Christians and Republicans, lest there be consequences.

A foolish face we'll be seeing much less of.

On a tip from Byron.

Democratic Underground Calls for the Wealthy to Leave the Country

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:53 AM

Despite the blessed end of John Edwards' candidacy, the class war rages on in the fever swamp Democratic Underground, where a moonbat named "angrycarpenter" has decided America doesn't need the economically successful:

LEAVE. Take your money and go. America will survive without you.
People who who think nothing of throwing money away on exclusive country clubs or luxury cars for every day of the week complain that taxes are killing them. well did paying taxes ever take food out of the mouths of your children? They do for the working poor. Go away if you want to tax the poor further, they cannot afford any more taxation then they already have. […]
So rather than ruin our country for the other 90% whom you despise. Go away. Take all of your precious money and go elsewhere. Even if it means depression we will be better off in the long run without your manipulation of our government just for the sake of having your cake and eating it too.

Actually, the poor don't pay any income tax. But excessive taxes do take food out of their children's mouths — by retarding the economy that would otherwise provide them with jobs.

Get into your hazmat suit — here come a few comments posted on this entry by angrytermite's fellow DUmmies:

Wall Street needs them and politicians think they need them, but the country as a whole not only doesn't need them, but would be a far better place without them. They are a huge and constant drain on the rest of us.
I say kick them and the out sourcing corporations out of America.
The ultra wealthy have no place in america…
The bulk of the wealthy in this country don't deserve their wealth. That's issue number one. Also, those assholes who are wealthy and want to complain about paying too much taxes? They can go fuck themselves.… and leave.
FUCK THEM. Let me repeat that once again, FUCK THEM. They can get the fuck out of this country if they're not happy. Of course, they won't do that because the rest of the world doesn't want them as a drain on their economies.

According to the dogma of moonbattery, wealth is a drain on the economy. This envy-based, surrealist thinking explains while socialism has always resulted in economic failure and always will. Nonetheless America continues to sleepwalk away from economic freedom and toward the abyss of moonbat economics.

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

Moonbats Infest Trees at UC-Santa Cruz

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:02 AM


Probably inspired by the hippies in Berkeley, moonbats have infested the trees at UC-Santa Cruz.

It's not easy living up there. "It's noisy," whines a progressive appropriately named "Owl," speaking from a tree in a parking lot that will be the site of a new Biomedical Sciences Building, unless the moonbats get their way.

Despite a demanding schedule, Owl has found time to make himself at home:

"I've been pretty busy," Owl said. "I lost a game of backgammon this morning."
Hand-cranked radios bring news. Owl has hooked up speakers to his iPod to play the Beatles.

Other tactics used in this campaign to prevent the cramped university from expanding have included graffiti, vandalism and false fire alarms. Reports biochemistry Professor Glenn Millhauser:

A piece of concrete was thrown through my lab's window. Human waste was spewed around one restroom. It was a huge mess.

The moonbats don't seem to be getting their message across. According to City Councilman Mike Rotkin:

The vast majority of people have no idea why they're in the trees.

Like other unhinged fanatics (Muslim terrorists, the KKK, etc.), they keep their faces covered, as if worried that if the authorities could discover their identities, they would be made to come down. But apparently the real reason they aren't hauled out of the trees is concern they could fall and get hurt. Rotkin suggests waiting them out — although this could take years.

My own suggestion:


On a tip from dpt.

Transgender Bizarroworld Extends to Third Grade

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:16 AM

The public schools of Douglas County, Colorado stand ready to pretend that a boy in the third grade is a girl.

Teachers plan to avoid pronoun problems by always referring to the kid by his name (which has been withheld). Unisex bathrooms will be made available for him, so he doesn't have to use the boys' room.

Kim Pearson of TransYouth Family Advocates is pleased to announce that her organization has been working with an increasing number of families who are messing up their children for life by using them as pawns to promote the depraved but politically correct transgender phenomenon. She boasts that children as young as 5 can be "transgendered."

At least the next generation of psychiatrists should have no problem finding clients.

On a tip from David M.

Prince Charles Takes Luxury Yacht to Prevent Global Warming

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:52 AM

The planet owes a debt of gratitude to Prince Charles, who is rescuing the Earth from the climate change menace by traveling via the 245-foot, £280,000/week luxury yacht the Leander. The ship boasts twin engines, helicopter decks, an indoor swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and — supposedly — a lower carbon footprint than flying. He and Camilla will be touring Caribbean islands so as to work on their tans and "reinforce Britain's ties with the important Commonwealth countries of Trinidad and Tobago."

If Chuckles can sacrifice by taking the Leander, we little people have no right to complain about any stratospheric tax hikes that might be inspired by the global warming hoax.

Aboard Prince Chuckleheads' eco-ship.

Is White Attire Racist?

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:03 AM

Scripps College Dean of Students Debra Wood is in a righteous rage over fliers advertising a 70s theme party at Claremont McKenna College. Because black lights were planned for the party, people were encouraged to wear white — thus it was referred to as a "white party." Apparently Wood took this to mean only whites would be allowed.

It wasn't because she didn't notice the black girls dancing on the poster:


Apparently Woods objected to them too, because she denounced the flier in an email sent to Scripps students as not only "racist," but "sexist" as well.

Naturally the standard groveling apologies were issued. Brad Walters, president of the Associated Students of Claremont McKenna College, whimpered that he was "deeply sorry" to anyone offended, and bleated piteously about a "failure of communication."

British Armed Forces Showing Signs of Neglect

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:42 AM

The British preoccupation with growing the welfare state may be taking its toll in other areas. For example, the Army is running out of machine guns. Laments Tory MP and former Army officer Patrick Mercer:

Thank God the Army have still got their bayonets — it looks like they may be all they'll have left.

Meanwhile, the RAF has been forced to borrow planes from the USAF. Apparently some planes will even be flown by American pilots.

The Ministry of Defense is experiencing a "cash crisis." Too bad it doesn't have access to the $pound;13 billion a year handed out to layabouts.

On a tip from V the K.

Eco-idiocy Again Given Priority over National Security

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:14 AM

Florence-Marie Cooper isn't the only kooky California judge to use whales as an excuse to poke the Navy in the eye. Now US Magistrate Elizabeth Laporte of San Francisco has ruled that the Navy must establish sonar-free zones, where enemy submarines can hide, because sea animals might be "harassed" by the sonar used to protect our country.

The Navy has been shutting off sonar when it detects "vulnerable creatures." That's not good enough for Laporte, who says it might miss small animals. Areas where she has forbidden the Navy to use sonar range from as near as Monterey Bay to as far away as the Mediterranean Sea and off the coast of Australia.

If I had known that becoming a magistrate made you ruler of all the seas, I would have gone to law school. Russia, China, North Korea, Iran and any other hostile countries that might want to attack us with submarines owe Laporte a heartfelt thanks.

On a tip from Byron.

February 7, 2008

Biofuel Boondoggle Will Double Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:08 PM

It's a good thing the global warming crisis isn't real. Otherwise all the ethanol bureauweenies have mandated in its name would be making it much worse:

The widespread use of ethanol from corn could result in nearly twice the greenhouse gas emissions as the gasoline it would replace because of expected land-use changes, researchers concluded Thursday. […]
The researchers said that farmers under economic pressure to produce biofuels will increasingly "plow up more forest or grasslands," releasing much of the carbon formerly stored in plants and soils through decomposition or fires. Globally, more grasslands and forests will be converted to growing the crops to replace the loss of grains when U.S. farmers convert land to biofuels, the study said.


President Bush signed energy legislation in December that mandates a six-fold increase in ethanol use as a fuel to 36 billion gallons a year by 2022, calling the requirement key to weaning the nation from imported oil.

We could drill our own oil, except that moonbats like John McCain won't permit it, apparently because he'd rather pour money into terror states than risk the wrath of the Sierra Club.

The study's findings aren't likely to change government policy, since ethanol mandates are a political boondoggle that only dupes expect to have any effect on the climate. If the first caucuses were held in Hawaii, they'd be forcing us to run our cars on macadamia nuts instead of corn.

Only in a country run by unscrupulous fools.

On a tip from Brooklyn Red Leg.

John Kerry Blames Global Warming for Tornadoes

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:27 AM

As we've come to expect, moonbats have exploited the tragedy left behind by the tornadoes that hit the South this week, claiming they were caused by the fictitious global warming crisis. John "Botched Joke" Kerry characteristically takes the lead in shamelessness:

"[I] don't want to sort of leap into the larger meaning of, you know, inappropriately, but on the other hand, the weather service has told us we are going to have more and more intense storms," Kerry said. "And insurance companies are beginning to look at this issue and understand this is related to the intensity of storms that is related to the warming of the earth. And so it goes to global warming and larger issues that we're not paying attention to. The fact is the hurricanes are more intensive, the storms are more intensive and the rainfall is more intense at certain places at certain times and the weather patterns have changed."

The noted climate scientist Jean François did not explain why the global warming that supposedly caused the tornadoes hasn't spared us from such a bitterly cold winter. Maybe it's because the mild and regrettably short-lived warming trend ended back in the 1990s.

As meteorologist Roger Edwards writes,

[N]o scientific studies solidly relate climatic global temperature trends to tornadoes.

Likewise, no studies of any kind have been able to relate factual reality to the opportunistic taradiddle gushing from the mouths of moonbats like Kerry.

kerry-plays-soccer.jpg   Maybe it was global warming that caused this soccer ball to put a dent in Botched Joke's noggin.

On a tip from Bergbikr.

No One Left But Moonbats

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:58 AM

It looks like Mitt Romney is hanging it up. Batten down the hatches, we are in for at least four years of unrelenting moonbattery.

On tips from Byron and Mandy.

Linda Ellerbee to Exploit Kids of Troubled Vets on Nickelodeon

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:39 AM

As noted earlier, NBC News alumna Linda Ellerbee has been using the disgracefully moonbatty Nickelodeon to brainwash children with hard-core leftist propaganda. Her latest outrage turned up in Army Wife's email:

The Nickelodeon news series "Nick News with Linda Ellerbee" is looking for kids of soldiers currently home from deployment who are willing to be interviewed about the readjustment process. We're looking for a few well-spoken kids around 11 to 15 years old to talk about how life has changed now that Mom/Dad has come home — particularly those dealing with a physical injury, divorce or PTSD. This show will recognize that war affects whole families, acknowledge the sacrifices of American troops and their families — especially their kids, and portray the good feelings that come with being reunited. Filming will be completed by the end of February. Interested families please contact Coordinating Producer Jessie Findlay at Lucky Duck Productions — 212-463-0029 ext. 153 or

In short, the plan is to exploit the kids of troubled and/or injured vets for purposes of undermining the war effort and portraying our troops as pathetic victims. Children growing up on a steady diet of this swill will ensure that each generation is more moonbatty than the last, until our society dies of self-loathing.

Linda Ellerbee (on the right).

On a tip from V the K.

David Suzuki Demands Jail Time for Global Warming Skeptics

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:06 AM

As the bottom falls out of the global warming hoax, its proponents are becoming increasingly desperate. Canada's wacky but influential David Suzuki echoes the call from the environazi fever swamps to have skeptics thrown in jail:

At a Montreal conference last Thursday, the prominent scientist, broadcaster and Order of Canada recipient exhorted a packed house of 600 to hold politicians legally accountable for what he called an intergenerational crime. Though a spokesman said yesterday the call for imprisonment was not meant to be taken literally, Dr. Suzuki reportedly made similar remarks in an address at the University of Toronto last month.

Like most totalitarians, he first wants to go after leaders who won't toe his line:

"What I would challenge you to do is to put a lot of effort into trying to see whether there's a legal way of throwing our so-called leaders into jail because what they're doing is a criminal act," said Dr. Suzuki, a former board member of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. […]
"He sounded serious," said McGill Tribune news editor Vincci Tsui, who covered the event.

Once again we see that a commitment to civil liberties is a dispensable sham. All moonbats really care about is projecting their self-hatred. This takes the form of denouncing their own societies, penalizing their own ethnic groups, killing their own children and in the case of environmentalists, siding against the human race.

Suzuki: Drink the Kool-Aid or go to jail.

Hat tip: NewsBusters, on a tip from Cheetah.

Cynthia McKinney Presidential Bid Bogs Down in California

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:17 AM

In 2008, moonbat voters will be able to chose from an impressive selection of leftists. If Juan McAmnesty and Barack Hussein bin O'Shrillary aren't to their liking, they can go Green — which apparently will once again mean voting for the twitchy anti-capitalist cockroach Ralph Nader. Cynthia McKinney's challenge to Nader has been slapped down in her new home state California.

McKinney lost two to one, despite this impressive list of accomplishments:

  • served six terms as Georgia Congresswoman;
  • assaulted a Capitol Police officer out of sheer orneriness, then turned the episode into a racial incident;
  • helped create the seat she holds through race-based gerrymandering;
  • is 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; and
  • counts the Association of Trial Lawyers of America as one of her biggest campaign contributors.

It must hurt to get walloped by a guy who hasn't even declared his candidacy. But given the leftward lurch of the Democrat and Republican parties, the Greens are redundant anyway.

Maybe McCain will tap McKinney for Veep.

On a tip from V the K.

Archbishop of Canterbury Calls for Sharia in Britain

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:41 AM

For once I have to agree with Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, the moonbat who has been using his position as head of the Church of England to help dismantle the remnants of British civilization. He now proclaims that Muslim sharia law in the UK "seems unavoidable."

The key word is seems. Technically, Britain could still save itself, if it rose up against a liberal establishment run by quislings like Williams, who actually likes the idea of instituting Islamic law in what was until recently a Christian country.

He feels that Britain's Muslim conquerors should not have to choose between "the stark alternatives of cultural loyalty or state loyalty." Therefore the British government must become Islamicized.

Did I mention that this treasonous jackass is head of the Church of England?

At least not all Britons will have to live under sharia — for the time being. Williams showcases his philosophical wisdom by proclaiming that the concept "there's one law for everybody" is "a bit of a danger."

Williams has sucked up to Muslims before. In stark contrast, Bishop of Rochester Michael Nazir-Ali has warned of the "no-go" areas Muslim colonists have been carving out in Britain. Unsurprisingly, Nazir-Ali has received death threats and has to live under police protection.

Maybe Williams thinks he will live a little longer by selling out his faith, his country and his culture. But who knows? When the Islamic conquest of Britain is complete, Williams might just lose his head anyway, despite his servile dhimmitude.

Looks like the Religion of Peaceniks chopped it off already

On a tip from Jacob.

Moonbat Version of American History Coming to TV

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:53 AM

After The Communist Manifesto and Al Gore's A Convenient Lie, perhaps the most sacred book to moonbats is Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States. This work of historical fiction consists of a long left-wing diatribe denouncing America, based on the premise that everything was great until the white people showed up. Horrifyingly, it is the most widely assigned history book in our high schools. That many students leave school actually believing the unhinged Zinn's slanders is a powerful argument against public schools — although, appallingly, the childish book is assigned even in colleges.

Zinn's evil goes beyond hatred of America. The New Criterion quotes Harvard historian Oscar Handlin, who has ripped the vile book to pieces by detailing its many factual inaccuracies:

Zinn's contempt, though focused on America, is fired by a more global hatred. As Handlin noted, "It would be a mistake … to regard Zinn as merely anti-American. Brendan Behan once observed that whoever hated America hated mankind, and hatred of humanity is the dominant tone of Zinn's book. No other modern country receives a favorable mention. He speaks well of the Russian and Chinese revolutions, but not of the states they created. He lavishes indiscriminate condemnation upon all the works of man — that is, upon civilization, a word he usually encloses in quotation marks."

As if Zinn hadn't already poisoned enough minds with his hatred of civilization, the book will now be made into a television miniseries entitled "The People Speak," featuring left-wing Tinseltown glitterpig Matt Damon. The New Criterion asks:

What does it mean that such a work, demonstrably a tissue of half-truths, inaccuracies, and self-hating tendentious misrepresentations, should succeed so lavishly? It is sobering to witness the corrosive progress of politically correct sentimentality, the effect of which is not so much to triumph over historical truth as to render it, while the spell lasts, irrelevant.

Truth has been among the first casualties of the Left's war on our world. The final casualty will be civilization, which moonbattery destroys by turning it against itself.

This dashing young idiot wants America to hate itself.

On a tip from V the K.

Welfare State Rots Britons into Uselessness

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:02 AM

Britain's moonbattery-induced decline is getting precipitous:

Six million Britons are living in homes where no one has a job and "benefits are a way of life", a report by MPs revealed yesterday.
And they cost the taxpayer nearly £13billion a year in state handouts.
This army of families on benefit — nearly one in six of all households in the country — has been untouched by a decade of Labour's attempts to get them into work, said the Public Accounts Committee.
Four out of five of these homes have no one who is even looking for a job.

Here's an idea for Labour: If you want people to work, why not stop paying them not to work?

The best handout is the incapacity benefit, because it pays more than regular welfare and entails no pressure to find a job. According to a government advisor, two out of three people collecting it are shirkers. About 100,000 drug addicts and alcoholics are collecting benefits on the grounds that their degenerate lifestyle constitutes a disability.

The long-term consequences of this moonbattery will be irreversible, because in an effort to get someone else to do the work, Britons have allowed themselves to be colonized by Muslim immigrants who plan not to assimilate but to displace the island's increasingly useless inhabitants.

[E]vidence has been piling up that millions of Britons have been content to spend entire lives on benefits while four out of every five new jobs have been taken by immigrants.

If the intent was to destroy civilization, the welfare state was a stroke of genius.

On a tip from V the K.

February 6, 2008

Long Waits for "Free" Healthcare in Sweden

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:05 PM

As America sleepwalks toward socialized medicine, Sweden offers a prime example of what the future has in store for us. The country's socialized system features a "healthcare guarantee" that patients will be treated within 90 days. Like everything else having to do with "universal healthcare," this guarantee is extravagantly expensive pie in the sky.

The National Board of Health and Welfare admits that 45% of patients have to wait longer than 90 days. Health Minister Göran Hägglund grouses that 250 million kronor squandered trying to shorten wait times has been ineffectual. In Jämtland County, 40% of patients can't even get their local clinic on the phone on the day they fall ill.

As the world should have learned from Stalin, mandating that something will happen does not make it happen. Bureauweenies can guarantee that everyone will be served instantly if they like, but with the price of a commodity as valuable and limited as healthcare set to zero, there are going to be long waits or rationing. The laws of economics cannot be superseded by authoritarian fools.

America won't be able to make socialism work any more than Sweden can — as the leftist boobs running for president promise to prove.

On a tip from Matt B.

Plagiarizing on Plagiarism

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:34 PM

Ty McDonald, a columnist at Texas Tech's Daily Toreador, promises to go far in the world of journalism:

The Daily Toreador's editorial board was made aware by a Texas Tech faculty member of an instance of plagiarism.
Columnist Ty McDonald took direct statements, ideas and content from "Plagiarism and intellectual loot," a post on Christiaan Briggs' Weblog located at for two of his articles: "A new way to think about thoughts" and "Plagiarism is not a sin."

Plagiarizing an article about plagiarism shows a sense of postmodern irony that will surely appeal to the trendily jaded editors infesting the mainstream media. No doubt Ty will feature this accomplishment prominently on his resume.

On a tip from Lyle.

Anti-Global Warming Measures Would Be Harmful Even if Hysterical Projections Were True

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:22 AM

Moonbats have no excuse for not knowing that global warming hysteria is a farce, considering that even in the New York Times you can read about a new report by the Cato Institute's Indur Goklany.

For the sake of argument, Goklany accepts the hysterical global warming projections of the UN's IPCC and the British bureaucracy's Stern Report. He makes the highly questionable assumptions that climate change is a problem, and that anything we can do would stop it. Even so, he finds we would be far better off growing our economies, than deliberately crippling them as fanatics like Hillary Clinton and John McCain propose:

For the foreseeable future, people will be wealthier — and their well-being higher — than is the case for present generations both in the developed and developing worlds and with or without climate change. The well-being of future inhabitants in today's developing world would exceed that of the inhabitants of today's developed world under all but the poorest scenario. Future generations should, moreover, have greater access to human capital and technology to address whatever problems they might face, including climate change. Hence the argument that we should shift resources from dealing with the real and urgent problems confronting present generations to solving potential problems of tomorrow's wealthier and better positioned generations is unpersuasive at best and verging on immoral at worst. […]
Halting climate change would reduce cumulative mortality from various climate-sensitive threats, namely, hunger, malaria, and coastal flooding, by 4–10 percent in 2085, while increasing populations at risk from water stress and possibly worsening matters for biodiversity. But according to cost information from the U.N. Millennium Program and the I.P.C.C., measures focused specifically on reducing vulnerability to these threats would reduce cumulative mortality from these risks by 50–75 percent at a fraction of the cost of reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs). Simultaneously, such measures would reduce major hurdles to the developing world's sustainable economic development, the lack of which is why it is most vulnerable to climate change.

If Goklany thinks liberals like Shrillary and McLame will be moved by his arguments, he is making another questionable assumption: that global warming hoaxers are interested in reducing human suffering, rather than maximizing their own political power.

I doubt the lovebirds are listening.

On a tip from Byron.

Phony Shrillary Coughing Fit

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:14 AM

Everything about Hillary Clinton is phony, right down to her eye color — and her coughing fits. I wonder if this rather crude tactic will allow her to avoid questions about the impeached Mr. Shrillary until after the election. Via NewsBusters:

Sometimes a cough is just a cough, and sometimes a cough is a way to avoid answering messy questions about the role of your race-baiting, skirt-chasing ex-president husband with a penchant for perjury might have in your White House.
With just 20 seconds to go in a Super Tuesday interview on San Francisco's KTVU-TV, interviewer Ross McGowan asked, "How will you use your husband, Bill Clinton, in the administration?" As soon as McGowan mentioned Bill's name, Hillary's theatrical and oddly persistent coughing began — and coincidentally continued until time ran out.
Alas, the potentially uncomfortable answer to McGowan's question never came.

TMZ has video. Shrillary's acting coach has his work cut out for him.

A mannequin couldn't be less genuine.

On a tip from Cheetah.

Shrillary Promises to Reduce US Economy to 1905 Levels

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:33 AM

Now that the presidential race is narrowing down to moonbats like Shrillary and McLame who have promised to sacrifice our economy to the global warming hoax, it's time to brace ourselves for what the future will entail.

On her own website, Shrillary promises to reduce "greenhouse gas emissions" by 80% of 1990 levels. As noted at Coyote Blog, that's about the level we were at in 1905.

Could our 1905 economy sustain our current population? We'll soon find out.

From 1905 comes the transportation of our future.

On a tip from Burning Hot.

What's in a Word?

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:07 AM

One of the media's more subtle methods of shifting the political climate ever further to the left is explicitly defining anything to the right of its own moonbat ideology as "conservative," while avoiding the word "liberal." This reflects, and may be intended to impart, a view that liberalism is normal. Talking heads don't describe anything as liberal for the same reason you don't bother to mention that someone has a nose in the middle of his face; if the guy's nose is growing out of his forehead, then you might mention it.

NewsBusters reports that the CBS News crew got a little carried away with this tactic during last night's Super Tuesday coverage. Over two hours, they used the term "conservative" 44 times, while managing never to say "liberal." A partial transcript:

Katie Cupcake: …conservatives…
Jeff Greenfield: …social conservatives…
Scott Pelley: …conservative … conservatives … conservative … conservative…
Greenfield: …conservatives … most conservative … big conservative group…
Bob Schieffer: …conservative establishment, the very conservative establishment…
Cupcake: …deeply conservative … conservative voters … conservative judges…
Schieffer: …very conservative…
Cupcake: …conservatives…
Schieffer: …the very conservative Republicans…
Greenfield: …conservatives…
Cupcake: …conservatives … very conservative … conservatives … conservatives … conservative talk show hosts … conservative…

Maybe they should use "right-wing" instead. True, it's less subtle — but if they're going to repeat it with every breath, think of the syllables they would save.

…liberal … very liberal … way too liberal…

On a tip from Cheetah.

Shrine to Moonbattery to Replace Alcatraz?

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:47 AM

Alcatraz is a cash cow for San Francisco, drawing 1.4 million tourists a year. But moonbats want to put the island to a new use by razing the prison and replacing it with a "global peace center."

This shrine to moonbattery would include "a medicine wheel, a labyrinth and a conference center for non-violent conflict resolution."

"Da Vid," as the director of California's Global Peace Foundation calls himself, promises that it will "liberate energies, raising the whole consciousness of the Bay Area."

Not even the San Francisco Comical can refrain from smirking:

Perhaps we haven't reached the proper stage of enlightenment yet, but we're more inclined to support propositions with defined sources of funding attached to them.

Da Vid responds to the naysayers:

Like John Lennon, I may be a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.

If only it weren't true.

There are more where he came from.

On a tip from Jimbo.

Lawyers Raking in Fortunes on Global Warming Hoax

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:18 AM

It's nice to know that someone will actually benefit from the enviromoonbattery that promises to spin completely out of control once McLame or the Dems take over the White House:

Twenty of the top 100 highest-grossing U.S. law firms are billing as much as $700 dollars per hour for climate change work that ranges from lobbying Congress to helping clients finance clean-energy projects, according to Bloomberg. And the move into climate-change law is gaining traction as Congress considers mandatory GHG caps. Baker & McKenzie, a Chicago-based firm with over 3,300 lawyers, pioneered a climate-change group ten years ago. The team of 60 lawyers brought in an estimated revenue of $15 to $20 million in 2007, said Richard Saines, who heads the US part of the practice.
According to Chuck Wehland, an environmental partner at Washington-based Jones Day, hourly rates for climate-change partners at the biggest firms range from $500 to $700.

Given that responsible leadership in Washington appears to be out of the question for the time being, there will be no shortage of work for global warming hoax profiteers. Hit lists have already been compiled of companies to be sued into the ground for being productive once a cap on CO2 emissions has been passed.

Enjoy your standard of living while you can. Unless you're a lawyer, it won't last long.

On a tip from Wiggins.

February 5, 2008

Moonbat Lent

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:06 PM

Every Christmas and Easter, moonbats righteously screech that some Christian traditions were adopted from pre-Christian pagans. Likewise, the emerging moonbat religion of our dystopian future borrows from Christianity. For example, two Church of England bishops have called on Britons to give up emitting carbon for Lent.

All human activity, including breathing, produces CO2, which makes this crucial component of our atmosphere unholy from the viewpoint of antihuman moonbats — thus the charade of pretending CO2 will destroy the world by making the climate warmer. (In actuality, it's warmer weather that produces more CO2, by making the world a more hospitable place for the life forms that emit it.)

Already the Church of England is a transitional religion: half Christianity, half moonbattery. It is presided over by the leftist screwball Rowan Williams, best known for debunking Christmas, bashing America, sucking up to Muslims and blaming Christianity for domestic abuse.

Here's how James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool, suggests Lent be honored:

[P]eople can take out one of their light bulbs and whenever they go to turn that light on, and it doesn't work, they can remember why they are fasting from carbon — to help the poor of the world. At the end of the fast they can replace it with an energy-saving light bulb.

How unscrewing a light bulb could "help the poor of the world" is not credibly explained. This must be a vestigial remnant of Christianity, which features a commitment to alleviating the plight of the poor. In stark contrast, moonbattery strives to sink the poor every deeper into poverty, less they achieve dignified lifestyles that would result in the emission of more unholy CO2.

This moonbat holy symbol is based on the Christian votive candle.

On a tip from Byron.

Rosie Reveals: W Killed Thousands and Gave Her a Staph Infection

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:27 PM

Rosie O'Donnell, who normally writes on her blog in an incoherent form of free-verse doggerel, has tried her hand at prose. The results are not promising:

President Bush almost killed me.[…]
It was 2000, and the Republican National Convention was on television. The whole affair felt something like a home invasion, with a chronically smirking and arrogant George W. Bush as ringleader. Not wishing to be robbed of my optimism and hope at the time — or to tumble into depression and despair — I shut off the TV and decided to go fishing.
I needed gear, so I went to the store and bought a few things, including a knife, which I used to cut the price tags off of the fishing poles.
Now, I could have stabbed myself 100 times in the hand and not managed to do the damage I did with that one poke to the inside of my middle finger. I went all out, though, and got everything — skin, ligaments, tendons, nerves. Maximum impact, including a particularly nasty staph infection that almost left me dead.
That's my personal war story from the demoralizing Bush years, and probably a minor one, considering the 935 documented lies told by the Bush administration that thrust us into an unjust war, killing thousands of Iraqi civilians and nearly 4000 Americans. One near-death experience probably pales in comparison to the $9 trillion dollar debt heaped upon the collective back of America, or the gross war profiteering by corporate friends of Cheney and Bush, or even the $10 billion dollar third-quarter profit Exxon recently reported.
Still, it hurt like hell, and the scars and swelling are there as a reminder.

The moral of the diatribe is that electing Shrillary or Obambi would save the world. But the lesson learned is that Rosie ought to stick to her dyslexic poetry — or better still, to using morning television to shriek moonbattery at her fan base of glassy-eyed housewives who probably don't have the energy to read.

Rosie attempting to get blood to her brain.

Hat tip: NewsBusters, on tips from Wiggins and Cheetah.

Stanford Snubs Pope, Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:24 PM

Campus liberals didn't seem to have a problem with Iran's terrorist president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad coming to Columbia to spew Islamic propaganda. But you have to draw the line somewhere — which is why Pope Benedict XVI and Ayaan Hirsi Ali are not welcome at Stanford.

The Pope was still known as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger when his appearance at Stanford was nixed due to opposition from "liberal Catholic quarters." No doubt he was singing from the wrong hymnal regarding abortion, homosexuality and other abominations that are sacred to moonbats.

Unlike phony feminists who support the woman-abusing cad Bill Clinton, ex-Muslim apostate Ayaan Hirsi Ali is the real deal, risking her life to speak out against the subhuman treatment women receive under Islam. She has been in hiding ever since a Muslim butchered her collaborator Theo Van Gogh in an Amsterdam street.

Moonbat dhimmis are only too happy to help silence her, on the grounds that she is "controversial." You almost can't blame them — in light of how easily she chews up moonbats and spits them out.

According to a professor wise enough not to give his name:

Political discussion on campus tilts heavily to the left, and the consistent exclusion of allegedly conservative speakers is part of the problem.

So much for the free exchange of ideas so dear to educrats when the speaker is Ward Churchill.

Unwelcome at Stanford.

Moonbats Weep for Shot Terrorist

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:05 PM

After a suicide bomber killed a woman and injured ten, Israeli police shot his accomplice before he could blow himself up too, thus averting even more senseless mayhem. Moonbats are enraged — at the police. Below are a few comments they left regarding this story at Mark/IL:

[…]this goes against ALL international human rights law. And please don't justify the shooting of this person by claiming him to be a suicide bomber, that is the kind of thinking that sends the Palestinians and Israelis hurling downwards in a spiral of violence.
There is never justification for shooting a helpless person, whether they are a suicide bomber or otherwise. The policeman is NOT a hero he is a despicable human being and has lowered himself to the level of those he would despatch "justice" to. Have you never heard of civil liberties?
Extremism comes in all forms - especially when the govt. starts ignoring civil liberties.
When you start throwing out liberty in the name of safety/security, you no longer have a society worth defending.

Liberals want each bite of food we put in our mouths regulated by the government. They endorse extremes of totalitarian control undreamt of by fascists or communists, in the name of the fictitious global warming crisis. They have no problem with campus speech codes or the anti-Constitutional abomination known as McCain–Feingold. They don't even object to unborn children being denied their right to life. But if one of their beloved Islamic terrorists is shot before he can blow up some bystanders, suddenly civil liberties are precious.

Fortunately most police and security officers will protect the innocent from terrorists, even if it means incurring the righteous wrath of the Left. If only we could say the same of politicians.

On a tip from V the K.

Global Warming Hits China

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:28 AM

Here's wishing the UN good luck getting China to hamstring its own economy to forestall global warming:

Millions remained stranded in China on Monday ahead of the biggest holiday of the year as parts of the country suffered their coldest winter in a century.
Freezing weather has killed scores of people and left travelers stranded before the Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival — the only opportunity many people have for a holiday all year. […]
The China Meteorological Administration said the weather was the coldest in 100 years in central Hubei and Hunan provinces, going by the total number of consecutive days of average temperature less than 1 degree Celsius (33.8 degrees Fahrenheit).

Unless you're a polar bear, cold weather is no picnic:

Whole cities have had their power and water cut off for more than a week and so far 11 electricians have been killed trying to reconnect lines or break ice encasing poles and cables.
Chenzhou, a city of about 4 million in the central province of Hunan, began its 11th day without power on Tuesday, with people lining up at fire hydrants with buckets to get water. […]
Kaili, with a population of half a million in the subtropical southern province of Guizhou, was cut off for several days by thick ice and hail.
On the road from the provincial capital Guiyang, many areas were still covered in thick ice with pine trees wilting or broken under the weight. Television showed downed powerlines and towers.
Kaili and other larger county capitals are receiving electricity, but officials and locals say many villagers in the countryside remain without power and there could be many days if not weeks before it is restored. […]
But for many locals, the biggest headache is skyrocketing prices with pork, rice, vegetables and other staples doubling in price, or going even higher. […]
The snow has been falling in China's eastern, central and southern regions since mid-January, bringing down houses, destroying crops and holding up vital coal supplies.

I know, I know — all weather is caused by global warming, even cold weather. Anybody want to explain to these hungry, shivering Chinese that they brought this on themselves by causing global warming with their attempt to climb out of poverty?

If only they had been content in their poverty, this might have been avoided.

On tips from Kristy and Lyle.

Willie Nelson Joins the Troofers

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:56 AM

After puffing away for a lifetime, Willie Nelson has finally smoked the doobie that cracked the moonbat's mind. He has crossed over from garden variety aging hippy pacifist to gibbering, hand-wringing, tinfoil-hat–wearing conspiracy kook, in perfect accord with the paranoid schizophrenic Alex Jones.

By applying the extensive knowledge of physics and engineering he gained by seeing a building imploded in Las Vegas, Nelson has been able to determine that the World Trade Center was destroyed not by the massive jets full of fuel and infidels that Muslims crashed into them, but by a controlled demolition executed by a sinister White House conspiracy.

Wonders Willie:

How naive are we — what do they think we'll go for?

The answers: very naive; absolutely anything, so long as it's moonbatty.

On a tip from V the K.

Wind Farm Boondoggle Weakens Antiterror Defenses

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:45 AM

Once again, enviromoonbattery directly threatens the West's security. This time it isn't a kooky California judge worried that sonar might be hurtful to dolphins, but the wacky wind farms into which British taxpayers have been coerced to pour so much wasted money.

Nato has begun an investigation into British findings that wind farms make overflying planes invisible to radar as military chiefs fear a security threat from the rapid spread of the turbines.
The US has been attending tests by Britain's Air Warfare Centre after it made the surprise discovery that the energy plants create blind spots in air defences.
Renewable energy campaigners have been stung by a spate of last-minute objections from the Ministry of Defence to proposed new wind farms in northeast England and the Scottish Borders.
Nato's alarm about this potential Achilles' heel against airborne terrorists or invaders is disclosed in evidence, seen by The Times, for a planning inquiry.
The MoD is now objecting routinely to all wind farms within line of sight of radar stations, irrespective of distance. There is currently no known technical solution.

Given a choice between enviromoonbattery and national security, I wouldn't bet on bureauweenies opting for the latter:

Since 9/11, radar policy has been dominated by fears of an airborne terrorist attack launched inside British air space, rather than an invasion from overseas. Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup, Chief of the Defence Staff, has given a firm direction that radar surveillance capability must not be degraded.
Despite the MoD's stance, John Hutton, the Energy Secretary, went ahead with an announcement in December of 7,000 new turbines by 2020.

Even if wind farms are ineffective at generating electricity, they are able to generate for liberals another opportunity to weaken antiterror defenses.

At least al Qaeda might have a use for them.

On a tip from Byron.


Posted by Dave Blount at 9:31 AM

Via Michelle Malkin:


Only a major comeback by Romney can save us from four years of unrelenting moonbattery.

Darwin Day

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:00 AM

Just because they've renounced God doesn't mean atheists can't have holidays. On Saturday as many as 200 will gather at Fern Forest Nature Preserve in Coconut Creek, Florida, to celebrate the birthday of their prophet, Charles Darwin.

Proclaims Ken Loukinen, whose Atheists of Broward County is cosponsoring the festivities:

I am committed to speaking out until intelligent design, abortion and stem cell research are not subjects of discussion anymore.

Or as El Rushbo would put it,

I will not fade away until every American agrees with me.

In Kookinen's case, it might take awhile. Despite decades of official indoctrination, a minority of Americans believe in Darwinism. Common descent among species is one thing, but anyone who actually believes it is statistically feasible for one species to evolve into a different one by random mutation is encouraged to read the works of Michael Behe (e.g., The Edge of Evolution), which explain clearly why the notion is preposterous.

Of course, if Darwin's theories could stand up to scrutiny, they wouldn't have to be imposed by force, and the common sense concept of Intelligent Design wouldn't require suppression.

Reading this might prevent Darwinists from embarrassing themselves.

Fresh and New as a Hippy's Underwear

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:25 AM

Supporters of Barack Hussein Obama have managed to spin his nearly complete lack of experience as evidence that he is fresh and new. However, Obambi's leftist ideology is anything but. As confirmation, the 1960s San Francisco hippy band The Grateful Dead is reuniting yet again to rally support for him.

The term "Deadheads" has never been more appropriate.

Here comes B.O.'s campaign bus.

Vote Wisely

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:55 AM

If you're in a Super Tuesday state, please vote wisely. As the great J.D. Hayworth likes to say, "Elections have consequences."

Via The Jawa Report, on a tip from Burning Hot.

Wikipedia Shows Some Backbone

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:49 AM

Wikipedia may not be any more reliable than the mainstream media when it comes to facts, but it does have more backbone. The page on the baby-raping brigand who founded Islam includes pictures like this one:


Muslims are offended yet again, because they don't like pictures, especially of their bloodthirsty prophet. They've circulated a petition, demanding the pictures be removed. Wikipedia's response:

Please note that discussion on this talk page has determined that pictures of Muhammad will not be removed from this article and any removal of the pictures without discussion here first will be reverted on sight.

The MSM weenies too cowardly to show us what the Cartoon Intifada was all about might restore some of their lost credibility by following Wikipedia's example.

Hat tip: LGF, on a tip from Burning Hot.

Crucial Naval Exercises Sacrificed to Enviromoonbattery

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:20 AM

Enviromoonbattery threatens not only the economy, but even our military security:

U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper ruled Monday that the Navy is not exempt from complying with both the National Environmental Policy Act and a court injunction that created a 12 nautical-mile no-sonar zone off Southern California.

W signed a waiver last month, exempting the Navy because its antisubmarine exercises are vital to national security. But apparently Judge Florence-Marie can overrule the President.

Scientists are reportedly concerned that sonar might give dolphins and whales earaches, or confuse them when they're looking for food. They were also concerned that the military was killing young dolphins and porpoises — but it turned out other dolphins were the culprits.

The Navy has been using sonar for decades without encountering any evidence that it is hurtful to animals.

No doubt Iran, China, North Korea and Russia join tree-hugging envirowackos in applauding Ms. Cooper's decision.

Who put our national security in this lady's hands?

On a tip from Wiggins.

February 4, 2008

California Regulates the Ethnicity of Philanthropies

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:12 PM

The categorization of everyone and everything according to politically correct special interest groups has taken another step toward totalitarianism in the Land of Fruits and Nuts, where the California Assembly has passed a bill requiring foundations to disclose the race, gender and sexual orientation of trustees, staff and even grantees.

According to the Berkeley-based Greenlining Institute, racial minorities are not sufficiently represented in state policy debates. Therefore the ethnicity of think tanks and charities must be regulated by the State. Per Greenlining, both board and staff must be more than 50% "minority" to qualify for privileged status — and no, heterosexual white guys who don't have their heads screwed on backwards don't count as a minority, even in California, where they ought to be placed on the Endangered Species list.

The Wall Street Journal comments:

This certainly takes the spoils system of racial preferences to a whole new level. Heretofore the government has tried to enforce a pigmentation principle in government jobs and contracts, and in private employment through the threat of lawsuits. But this is about telling private citizens how to give their own money away.

Once this gets through the California Senate and the moonbat Governator inevitably signs it, Greenlining will move on to Washington, where it is already lobbying Charlie Rangel for Congressional hearings. A racist demagogue like Rangel is sure to love the idea that foundations and charities should be forced to apportion donations according to skin color.

It won't be long before you'll have to provide your demographic data to buy a can of Coke from a soda machine. If you're a second-class citizen — i.e., not black or homosexual — the machine will make you pay extra.

On a tip from teqjack.

25% of Brits Don't Know Churchill Was Real

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:49 PM

Moonbattery is so close to obliterating British civilization that according to a recent survey, one in four Britons doesn't believe Winston Churchill was real.

Seen by many as the greatest Briton of all time, Churchill is considered by others to be a mythical character, not as real as Robin Hood because you don't seem him on TV as often. The Duke of Wellington is also widely considered to be fictional.

Historian Correlli Barnett comments:

This suggests a complete lack of common sense and respect for our greatest heroes of the past. Churchill and Wellington were great men, but this suggests we no longer value people of great achievement. It's all about celebrities and popular culture. What it also tells us is what is going wrong in our school curriculums. Something must be completely lacking in our national education that people could be so ignorant as to think these people never actually existed.

It used to be said, "There will always be an England." But England will only exist so long as it remembers its glorious past — which is why education cannot be left in the hands of moonbats.

Britain's greatness personified.

On tips from Pete and Matt L.

Special Legal Status for Perverts and Weirdos in Rural Pennsylvania

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:17 PM

The cancer known as moonbattery has spread out from cities to corrupt even rural areas like Carlisle, Pennsylvania:

The Carlisle Inclusive Communities Initiative plans to recommend to borough council that it form a human relations commission and add sexual orientation and gender expression to the classes protected against discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodation.
More than a dozen Pennsylvania municipalities have adopted local commissions and have made the additions to the list of protected classes, said the Rev. Duane Fickeisen, a pastor at the Unitarian Universalists of the Cumberland Valley in Boiling Springs.

At a meeting of the Carlisle Inclusive Communities Initiative sexual orientation task force, Tamara Storey, director of counseling at Dickinson College, described herself as an ordinary soccer mom and proclaimed that no one has a right to marginalize her, because she is a lesbian and an African-American woman:

"Me and my partner are valid in this community," Storey said, adding while she felt more accepted in Philadelphia, there has been no backlash against her children in Carlisle. She described the borough as appearing fine on the surface but having an undercurrent of homophobia.

Homophobia is like Islamophobia in that just because you can't find any doesn't mean you can't exploit it to gain an advantage over those not lucky enough to be oppressed. Imagine if white heterosexuals started demanding laws to protect them from feeling marginalized in Philadelphia.

On a tip from Matt B.

Muslim Medics Refuse to Follow Hygiene Rules

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:46 PM

Rules don't apply to Britain's Muslim colonizers — not even hygiene rules:

Women training in several hospitals in England have raised objections to removing their arm coverings in theatre and to rolling up their sleeves when washing their hands, because it is regarded as immodest in Islam.
Universities and NHS trusts fear many more will refuse to co-operate with new Department of Health guidance, introduced this month, which stipulates that all doctors must be "bare below the elbow".
The measure is deemed necessary to stop the spread of infections such as MRSA and Clostridium difficile, which have killed hundreds.

We certainly don't want to put saving lives before obsequiously indulging Muslims. If we do, we'll get sued:

Documents from Birmingham University reveal that some students would prefer to quit the course rather than expose their arms, and warn that it could leave trusts open to legal action.

Proclaims the Islamic Medical Association:

No practising Muslim woman — doctor, medical student, nurse or patient — should be forced to bare her arms below the elbow.

We're willing to give up our liberty for political correctness and dhimmitude, why not medical hygiene?

On a tip from Jim Bowie at the Alamo.

Mississippi Restaurants Could Be Banned from Serving Fat People

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:27 PM

The totalitarian impulses of nanny-state do-gooders are downright frightening:

Mississippi legislators this week introduced a bill that would make it illegal for state-licensed restaurants to serve obese patrons.

Mississippi's Department of Health would be called upon to establish weight criteria, after consultation with the Council on Obesity. Restaurants would be forbidden from serving anyone who violates these criteria.

If the law gets through, they'll have to extend it to grocery stores — otherwise folks with incorrect body mass indexes might continue to eat. Maybe they should be incarcerated in special camps, to make sure they don't find some other way to acquire food. Then bureauweenies could turn their attention to people who don't exercise sufficiently.

On a tip from El Presidente.

Moonbats Nearly Riot at Ed Markey Speech

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:58 AM

Wacky as Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) may be, the moonbats who elected him are wackier still:

Five policemen responded to U.S. Rep. Ed Markey's open forum the Memorial Building yesterday after the politically charged crowd got rowdy, discussing impeachment and whether President George W. Bush helped orchestrate the 9/11 attacks.

Even Malarkey tried at first to inject a little sanity, but soon gave up, pandering despicably to his mentally ill base:

Markey, a veteran congressman who represents Framingham, Natick and part of Wayland, said it's "incontrovertibly true" the terrorist-piloted planes caused the attacks.

But when the crowd begged to differ…

"I'm willing to go and take another look at it," Markey conceded.

He encouraged the demented mob by denouncing Bush for being obstinate, freeing Iraq, failing to socialize medicine, etc. If Dems don't stop running against W, they're going to end up electing John McCain — not that even Lettuce could be any worse than their own candidates.

ed_markey_scissors.jpg   So that's why Malarkey doesn't get a haircut. He broke the scissors during a tantrum.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Jimmy Carter Laments That Jesus Didn't Sell Out to Satan

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:59 AM

Now for some theological wisdom from Jimmy Carter, who has been working with corrupt degenerate Bill Clinton to create a moonbat alternative to the Southern Baptist Convention. Carter wistfully muses on how nice it would have been if Jesus had renounced God and accepted Satan's offer to rule the world:

What a wonderful and benevolent government Jesus could have set up. How exemplary justice would have been. Maybe there would have been Habitat projects all over Israel for anyone who needed a home. And the proud, the rich, and the powerful could not have dominated their fellow citizens. As a twentieth-century governor and president I would have had a perfect pattern to follow. I could have pointed to the Bible and told other government leaders, "This is what Jesus did 2000 years ago in government. Why don't we do the same?"

In other words, Jesus could have been just like Jimmy Carter, had He not been squeamish about selling Satan His soul.

Jimmy Carter
An ego of biblical proportions.

On a tip from V the K.

Not Even Northern Ice Is Receding

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:31 AM

Sea ice in the southern hemisphere is at record high levels, but the North Pole is melting, right? Wrong.

Last fall Arctic ice had receded to the lowest level ever recorded. Generating much less excitement in the media are more recent satellite findings reported by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, showing that the ice is already back to where it was a year ago.


More bad news for global warming conformists:

Still more inconvenient was the truth about an image that has been relentlessly exploited to promote this panic over the "vanishing" Arctic ice. It is the photograph of two polar bears standing forlornly on the fast-melting remains of an iceberg which has been reproduced thousands of times to show that there will soon be no bears left (ignoring evidence that their numbers have risen recently).
Now, thanks to a Canadian journalist, Carole Williams (on, we can read the story behind this picture, which was taken in 2004 just off Alaska by a marine biologist, Amanda Byrd. As Ms Byrd is happy to point out, the bears were in no danger so close to the coast (they can swim 100 miles). She wanted a photograph more of the "wind-sculpted ice" than of the bears.
The image was copied by another member of the crew and passed on to Environment Canada. Then it was eagerly adopted by the warmist propaganda machine — above all by Al Gore, who used it to powerful effect as an emotive backdrop to his highly lucrative lectures.

Then there's the bitterly cold winter we've been having, and the snow in places like Jerusalem and Amman, Jordan.

But cheer up, Gorebots. John McCain, known for upending whole pitchers of global warming Kool-Aid over his upturned, slack-jawed face, is expected to do well in the primaries tomorrow.

Polar bears at ease.

On tips from Byron and Bergbikr.

France Develops Moonbat Alternative to Martial Arts

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:56 AM

The Chinese have kung fu, the Japanese have judo, the Koreans have tae kwon do — and the French have parkour. Wikipedia explains:

Founded by David Belle in France, parkour focuses on practicing efficient movements to develop one's body and mind to be able to overcome obstacles in an emergency. It may also be a form of entertainment or pastime.
Parkour is a physical activity which is difficult to categorize. It is not an extreme sport, but an art or discipline that resembles self-defense in the martial arts. According to David Belle, "the physical aspect of parkour is getting over all the obstacles in your path as you would in an emergency. You want to move in such a way, with any movement, as to help you gain the most ground on someone or something, whether escaping from it or chasing toward it." Thus, when faced with a hostile confrontation with a person, one will be able to speak, fight, or flee. As martial arts are a form of training for the fight, parkour is a form of training for the flight.

In other words, it's a martial art in tune with the maxim, Those who'd rather run away, live to cower another day.

Sarko's got his work cut out for him.

On a tip from KarateCowboy.

Report Confirms: Moonbattery Enables Honor Killings

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:24 AM

A report by the Centre for Social Cohesion confirms that British police have been ignoring barbaric honor crimes because infringing on Muslim practices in any way could be considered "racist."

Another disturbing finding:

Researchers say taxi drivers, police and government workers of Asian origin are returning women to the domestic abuse they want to escape.

When the British media says "of Asian origin," it's not talking about Chinese. The term refers to religion, not race. As a rule, it means "Muslim," although Sikhs and Hindus also add to the multicultural fun when it comes to violence directed at noncompliant women.

As for assimilation:

The study found that honour crimes are being carried out by third and fourth generation immigrants.

The main point of honor crimes is to make sure that if there is any assimilation, it is the native British who assimilate to the Muslim colonists — which is happening at a terrifying pace, thanks to the active assistance of the quislings running the government.

On tips from Wiggins and Lyle.

Moonbat Siege of Marines Recruiting Office Goes into Overdrive

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:52 AM

Moonbat demonstrations aimed at closing down the Marines recruiting office in Berkeley have been staged almost daily for months. Activities have included "Kiss-Ins," juggling performances and group breastfeedings. Now that Code Pink has the official endorsement of the municipal government, its jihad against the Marines is going ballistic. Zombie has pictures:


The kooks in the orange jumpsuits are from World Can't Wait, communists who share John McCain's objectives of closing Club Gitmo and ending coercive interrogations.


By leaving their symbolic bloody handprints on removable Saran Wrap, the Code Pinkos can avoid being arrested for vandalism. Likewise they're allowed to scribble their inane slogans in chalk, because it can be washed away.


It's thoughtful of Code Pinkos to share the special parking place the city granted them with their fellow moonbats from World Can't Wait.

Look what was circling the block:


Those guys in the jumpsuits could essentially be running the country a year from now.

On a tip from Burning Hot.

Robbing Girl Scouts

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:11 AM

Is America ready for President Hillary Clinton? It just might be, to judge by this story from WPBF in West Palm Beach:

Authorities said that a 17-year-old girl in a hot-pink sweatshirt approached [9-year-old Girl Scout Gracie] Smith outside of a Winn-Dixie supermarket at Hypoluxo and Jog roads in Boynton Beach Wednesday evening and asked the girl what her favorite cookies were. Police told WPBF that, while Smith was telling the teen about her favorite Cinna-Spins, the teen snatched an envelope containing about $167 off of Smith's table, hopped into another teen's car and drove away.
Smith told WPBF that she turned to her mother in tears, saying, "Mommy! That girl took all my money!"
Authorities said they caught up with the 17-year-old girl Thursday and pulled her out of class at Park Vista High School, where she allegedly confessed to the crime, WPBF reported. Investigators said the girl's female accomplice, another a Park Vista student, also confessed.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said that the case has been handed over to the State Attorney's Office to determine if charges will be filed against the teens.
Smith's mother, Charlene Rubenstrunk, told WPBF that the girls returned to the store Thursday to taunt her daughter.
"They are within 10 feet of the same kid they just robbed last night and there is nothing anybody can do about it. I find that offensive," Rubenstrunk said.
The girls, whose names are not being released because they are minors, told WPBF that they were not remorseful for the crime, and that they did it because they "needed money."
"We went through all that effort to get it, we got all these charges and we had to give the money back. I'm kind of pissed," one of the girls told WPBF.
The other girl told WPBF that she was upset because police found them.
"I'm not sorry, I'm just pissed that I got caught," the girl said.

If it looks like they might actually be punished, they can just say they had to take the money for the common good.

Clintonian morality is getting traction with the next generation.

On a tip from V the K.

February 3, 2008

Muslim Bigamists Can Collect Welfare Benefits for Multiple Wives in Britain

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:25 PM

In Britainistan, there is one set of laws for the hoi polloi, and a separate set for Muslim colonizers. For example, bigamy is a crime in Britain, punishable by up to seven years in prison. Yet Muslim bigamists are allowed to claim extra welfare benefits for their multiple wives.

The only requirement is that the marriages took place in a country where polygamy is legal; i.e., a Muslim country. Welfare cash for all the wives can be funneled directly into the husband's bank account. Muslim bigamists may also be eligible for additional housing benefits.

Multiple wives means more mouths to feed, and it's the dhimmi taxpayers' job to feed them.

Married life in the future UK.

On a tip from Ian from the EUSSR.

Super Bowl GoreMobile Ad

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:46 PM

In case you can't wait any longer to see this year's Super Bowl ads, here's a preview:

Compliments of heckrules.

Multiculturalism Enriches Britain's Social Tapestry

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:27 PM

As moonbattery corrodes European Civilization into dissolution, it's creating a vacuum that Muslim culture has been filling aggressively. A glimpse of life in the new multicultural Britain:

A girl of 15 was tricked into a "telephone marriage" ceremony to a Sheffield man with a mental age of five in a ceremony recognised by sharia (Islamic law).
When the girl arrived from Pakistan expecting to meet the handsome man she had been shown in a photograph, she found that he was 40 years old, unemployed and disabled.
To make matters worse, her mother-in-law decided to exploit her attractive looks by forcing her into prostitution.
The family invited men to the family home to rape her before she managed to escape to the police by bolting through the front door.

Lucky for her there's still someplace to escape to. In countries that have succumbed to Islam completely, the police would arrest her, and she would be in for a flogging — or worse. But already British police often respond to these situations by returning women to their abusive families, lest they appear "racist" for objecting to dehumanizing Muslim practices.

The case is highlighted in a report by the Centre for Social Cohesion, which has found that policemen, councillors and taxi drivers are turning a blind eye or even conniving in enforcing the Asian community's strict "moral code" on young women.

"Asian" is mealymouthed mediaspeak for "Muslim." This "moral code" often entails women being murdered by their own relatives for showing the least inclination toward independence. A horror of individuality could be the common ground uniting Muslims and the Left.

A way of life making inroads into Europe.

On a tip from Sam Houston.

Ask Shrillary

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:01 PM

Are there any questions you would like to ask Hillary Clinton? Here's your chance.

Shrillary reading your questions.

On a tip from Byron.

Gold Star Letter to Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:54 PM

Now a word from Gold Star Mother Debbie Lee, an anti-Sheehan, to Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates, who recently sided with Code Pink in an attempt to drive out the US Marines:

I was appalled at the decisions that your City Council made at your last meeting, telling the Marines they were not welcome in your city and then granting Code Pink a parking place in front of the Recruiting office free for six months along with a free noise permit. I called and left a message last week for you to call me, a Gold Star Mother whose son gave the ultimate sacrifice. It doesn't surprise me that you didn't return that phone call. Trust me I won't just go away!
My son Marc Alan Lee laid down his life 8-2-06 for Americans to have all of the freedoms that we enjoy. He voluntarily went to his recruiter to find out what opportunities would be provided to him and what would be required for him to be a Navy SEAL. He was treated professionally and never once regretted his decision to become a Navy SEAL. He was honored to serve his country. He was stationed in California along with half of the SEAL community. I'm sure you've heard of the elite of the elite, as President Bush calls them. My oldest son Kristofer went to a Marine recruiters office in July 2000 and signed to be one of "The few, the Proud, The Marines." He also never regretted his choice and was also treated professionally and was proud to serve his country for 5 years. My son-in-law Christopher also visited an Army recruiter and proudly served his country for 3 years. I wish that you served as a Mayor with the same pride and love for this country and those men and women who would defend you unconditionally! Our military defends your freedoms and has written a blank check to you and your city and every American and they have told you to fill in the cost of that freedom up to and including the cost of their lives and you are telling these people they are not welcome in your city? How dare you!
I'm sure you continue to enjoy those freedoms that every man or woman who has served in our military has fought for you. Who do you think would defend you if the terrorists attacked your city? Who do you think would come if an earthquake devastated your city? Who do you think would come if their were riots in your city? How dare you try to legislate and change the laws of the land. I am demanding that you publicly apologize to the Marines and to our troops, and to their families and that you resend the legislation that you passed last week giving special rights to Code Pink.
Demanding Respect for our Troops,
Debbie Lee
Proud Mother of Marc Alan Lee
First Navy SEAL killed in Iraq 8-2-06

Debbie emailed her letter to You might like to write one too, or sign the petition at Move America Forward.

tom_bates.jpg   Mayor Bates: "I believe in the Code Pink cause. The Marines don't belong here, they shouldn't have come here, and they should leave."

Stick a Fork in 24

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:38 PM

Given the epidemic of moonbattery, is a right-leaning network TV series even possible? The fate of Fox's "24" suggests the answer is no.

It was bad enough that the show's producers pandered to the Hamas front group CAIR, even agreeing to distribute its propaganda, that hero Jack Bauer's father is played by barking moonbat James Cromwell, and that last season the audience dropped by a third, presumably due to the lameness of the storyline. Then we were told that next season, the plot will entail combating the phony climate change crisis, and the cast will include shrill leftist Janeane Garofalo. But according to the Wall Street Journal, the situation is even worse than we knew.

In a time when even presidential candidates denounce waterboarding to save American lives as "torture," Jack's harsh tactics have fallen into disfavor. As a result, producer Howard Gordon, who calls himself a "left-leaning centrist," is trying to reinvent the show. Options have included having Jack "atone for his sins" by tending orphans in Africa and making him the villain. It looks like they've settled on scrapping the Counter Terrorist Unit and having Jack go to Washington to address accusations that he was too mean to the terrorists. Gordon explains:

At the beginning, when everybody's fear was more acute, people's tolerance for violence, their own rage, seemed to make Jack's tactics more acceptable. But in the wake of our own abuses in prosecuting this so-called War on Terror, we feel Jack is getting a bum rap. So instead of selling out the entire show and its history and its legacy and apologizing for it and ultimately invalidating it, we decided to defend it.

That is, it's not Jack's fault, it's America's fault for buying into this whole "so-called War on Terror," which is behind us now that we've managed to forget 9/11. Evidently "left-leaning centrist" means moonbat in the case of Howard Gordon.


Bye, Jack. You'll be missed.

On a tip from Varla.

February 2, 2008

Richard Gere's Moonbat Cafe

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:17 AM

Hollyweird flake Richard Gere — the guy who was booed off the stage by NYC firemen at a post-9/11 benefit — is opening a moonbat restaurant in Ancramdale, New York.

The Bedford Post Inn won't open its actual restaurant until summer at the soonest, but the bakery cafe is already in business. Features include locally grown food, geothermal HVAC systems, recycled beams and boards, yoga classes and Fair Trade coffee.

Maybe for a little extra, you could get a rubdown from the Dalai Lama. Let's hope the exterminator has checked for gerbils, just to be on the safe side.

Reminding us not to take Tinseltown even that much seriously.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Muslim Schools to Conduct Their Own Inspections in UK

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:50 AM

Britain has taken yet another step toward dhimmitude by granting private Muslim schools the power to police themselves:

In a controversial move, they have won the right to appoint their own Ofsted-style inspectors. A new independent watchdog has been set up to be more "sensitive'' toward Islamic education.
The decision comes despite concerns some private Muslim schools are already failing to prepare pupils for life in modern Britain.

Or maybe it's the non-madrasa schools that are failing to prepare pupils for life in pre-modern Britainistan.

The future of British education.

Hat tip: LGF, on a tip from Burning Hot.

Hillary Rob'em Clinton Bobblehead Doll

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:48 AM

It's starting to look like Shrillary's alarming campaign for the presidency might crash and burn, so order your collectible Hillary Rob'em Clinton bobblehead doll before it's too late:



A reader reported encountering a virus in the checkout.

Moonbat Family Planning Searches for New Extremes of Depravity

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:25 AM

From abortion-friendly Britain:

Surrogate mothers could be given up to £15,000 of Health Service money to have children for gay couples, it emerged yesterday.

One of the justifications for abortion is that it would be better to be killed in the womb than start off life on the wrong foot. But being raised fatherless sounds like a minor inconvenience compared to being raised by homosexuals, a situation that would put normal development out of the question.

Including the in vitro fertilization, the total expense for creating a baby for homosexuals to play with could be around £30,000 — or $59,000. If anything goes wrong, the surrogates could claim damages, making the potential cost to taxpayers almost infinite.

So many abortions are performed in Britain that as many as 50 babies a year reportedly survive the attempt to kill them.

But soon the depravity may be taken further still:

[S]cientists at Newcastle University have applied for permission to turn female bone marrow into sperm, which could remove the need for men to create life.
The technology, already pioneered in mice, would allow lesbian couples to have children that were biologically their own.
Gay men could follow suit by using the technique to make eggs from their bone marrow.

This should be the part where the villagers show up with pitchforks and torches to put a stop to the blasphemy.

Calling all outraged villagers.

On tips from Bill V and V the K.

February 1, 2008

Euroweenies Target Patio Heaters

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:53 AM

The global warming menace has unleashed a vicious cycle spinning us like a maelstrom toward planetary horror. As everyone knows, cold weather is caused by anthropogenic global warming. Some respond to the cold by using patio heaters — which exacerbate global warming, causing still more cold weather.

Fortunately Euroweenies are reacting to this insidious threat to the biosphere:

A vote in Brussels today is expected to call on the European Commission to abolish the heaters to help to tackle climate change.

As always, businesses will be made to suffer by authoritarian moonbattery:

Pubs spent about £85 million on patio heaters after the smoking ban was introduced last year. Besides forcing smokers into the cold there is concern that a ban on patio heaters could bring a significant cash loss to pubs, cafés and restaurants.
The hospitality industry has estimated that if only 10 per cent of Britain's pubs offered outdoor facilities a ban could cost £250 million a year, or as much as £45,000 a year for a single business.

That will teach those capitalist exploiters for raping Mother Earth. Some may think that patio heaters aren't a problem, because they tend to run on propane, but according to Eric Johnson of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, they account for 0.002% of CO2 emissions in Britain. It only takes five patio heaters to produce as much CO2 as a television on standby.

As to why anyone would worry about CO2, when it is not only harmless but a crucial component of our environment, and unlikely to have any effect on the climate at any levels humans would be able to produce — I'll leave that to Al Gore to explain.

One small piece at a time, they will take away our entire world.

Hat tip: Coyote Blog, on a tip from Burning Hot.

Jerome Kerviel: Moonbat Hero

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:10 AM

Only in France, where moonbattery reigns supreme, could stock swindler Jerome Kerviel still have his job, much less be regarded as a hero.

Kerviel lost the bank he works for, Societe Generale, $7.2 billion. But they haven't canned him yet, because French laws make it almost impossible to fire anyone. Unemployment is through the roof in France partly because hiring an employee is a commitment comparable to marriage.

But the insanity gets worse:

Reviled by Société Générale as a malevolent fraudster and "mutating virus," Mr. Kerviel, 31 years old, is now being hailed by a growing band of fans as "Robin Hood," "the Che Guevara of Finance" and even a genius worthy of the Nobel Prize in economics.
"Let's be honest: No one likes banks… and people like the rich to get cheated," says Christophe Rocancourt, a celebrated French con man[…]
The French Communist Party, meanwhile, has compared Mr. Kerviel with Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish French army officer whose persecution by the military hierarchy at the end of the 19th century has become a byword for gross injustice.

Kerviel earned all this admiration by accomplishing — through recklessness, incompetence and furtiveness — a record-setting trading loss that negatively affected the entire European stock exchange.

Even Rocancourt admits:

It doesn't take a genius to lose money. Anyone can do that.

But Kerviel didn't just lose money; he destroyed wealth. If only he had done it in the name of the global warming hoax, the Left would have a new idol for its pantheon.

Jerome Kerviel, the Jacques Clouseau of finance.

On a tip from Varla.

UN Goons Vandalize Ancient Art

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:20 AM

There's more to the United Nations than denouncing America, raping children and jetting around the world to global warming blabfests in tropical locales. It has been making its mark by vandalizing ancient art:

Spectacular prehistoric depictions of animal and human figures created up to 6,000 years ago on Western Saharan rocks have been vandalised by United Nations peacekeepers[…] Graffiti, some of it more than a metre high and sprayed with paint meant for use for marking routes, now blights the rock art at Lajuad, an isolated site known as Devil Mountain, which is regarded by the local Sahrawi population as a mystical place of great cultural significance.

The graffiti artists proudly sign their handiwork, making them easy to identify as UN officers, who came to the area to monitor a ceasefire between Morocco and a separatist group. As usual, they seem unable to make themselves useful. One vandal, a major from Kenya, had just completed a UN course on "Ethics in Peacekeeping."

Unlike the Taliban's destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas, this story is unlikely to attract much attention in the fawning mainstream media. Most people are probably unaware that a year ago, the UN admitted to having to chastise 200 of its troops for sex offences, prominently including raping children, or that peacekeepers were recently caught trading weapons with Congolese militia.

Fortunately America is ready to handle any real crisis that emerges, since the UN is ineffectual at anything other than lining the pockets of corrupt bureauweenies and providing a soapbox for loathsome demagogues like Al Gore.

Any politician serious about cutting government waste should start with the low-hanging fruit by abolishing all American funding of the farcical and pernicious UN immediately.

Without American funding, this dream would come true. Via Country Store.

Hat tip: NewsBusters, on tips from Cheetah and Burning Hot.

South Africa: Our Future Under Moonbattery

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:19 AM

South Africa, where moonbattery has triumphed, offers a disturbing glimpse of our own future if we don't pull back from the liberal abyss.

Power blackouts have been going on for hours at a time every day for weeks. Electricity is being rationed for industrial users. The economy is heavily reliant on mining, but mines have been closed for days on end because the government-run utility can't provide the juice to keep the shafts ventilated.

It's not as if this crisis came out of the blue:

In 1998, a government report warned that at the rate the economy was growing, the nation faced serious electricity shortages by 2007 unless capacity was expanded.

Not to worry, the government is on the case, with powerful symbolic gestures:

It has announced subsidies for solar-powered water heaters and a program to exchange energy-wasting light bulbs for more efficient ones.

The New York Times sees a bright side to the crippling effect this is having on South Africa's economy:

[T]he crisis itself enforces a sort of moderation.
"Because of this situation, economic growth just stops," said Andrew Kenny, an engineering consultant. "In that way, the problem solves itself."

When is the last time we permitted ourselves to build a nuclear power plant or an oil refinery in America? The Gray Lady will be pleased to hear that the "problem" of economic growth will solve itself here too, if self-preservation doesn't get the upper hand over enviromoonbattery.

On a tip from Dave D.