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July 31, 2008

McCain Ad Repercussions

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:07 PM

Once the McCain campaign compared Obama to other puerile, morally vacuous celebrity media creations like Paris Hilton and Britney Spears in this ad…

…this became inevitable:

HuffPo reveals that the McCain ad is even meaner than it seems. It's actually a subliminal call for the Obamessiah's assassination! Now do you see why the Second Amendment needs to be repealed?

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

Visitability: A New Frontier in the Tyranny of the Minority

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:51 AM

You might have thought the demented Americans with Disabilities Act — a bonanza for lawyers that requires any public facility to be designed with handicappers in mind or be sued out of existence — would be the last word in otherly-abled totalitarianism. Not so. Visitability is a concept that makes the ADA downright libertarian by comparison.

The initial objective of Visitability proponents is to impose on every home a zero-step entrance, interior doors at least 32" wide, and at least one wheelchair-accessible bathroom on the ground floor. Once they've managed to have this mandated, we'll see where they go from there.

In the name of Visitability, the Disability Rights Action Coalition on Housing has been pushing for DRACHonian measures to bend the world to the will of the disabled through government coercion. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) is already writing the concept into law.

It could be said that your home is still yours in a sense, and you should be the judge of how wide the doors are and whether there are steps. But in another sense, it's the world's home, and since a tiny fraction of the world is confined to wheelchairs, regulations must be imposed.

Soon the concept of private property — the essential foundation of free society — will be lost forever in a sanctimonious cloud of touchy-feely moonbat authoritarianism.

On a tip from Lyle.

Our Future, if We Let It Be

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:17 AM

You won't need a crystal ball to see America's future if the government is taken over by characters who, like Barack Obama, believe in race-based wealth redistribution. These policies have been tested in Zimbabwe. Here's how it's been working out:

Zimbabwe announced Wednesday that it is knocking 10 zeros off its hyper-inflated currency — a move that turns 10 billion dollars into one. […] The move comes a week after the issue of a 100 billion-dollar note — still not enough to buy a loaf of bread.

Not that there is anything to buy anyway, "amid chronic shortages of food, medicine, power and water."

Unemployment is now 80% in Zimbabwe, and inflation is 12,500,000%. The erstwhile "Breadbasket of Africa," Zimbabwe was a relatively wealthy country before the introduction of a political ideology known to some as Black Liberation Theology. Someday they may be saying the same about America.

Zimbabwe under socialism
Hope and Change have flourished in Zimbabwe.

On a tip from hiram13pm.

English Flag Found Unsafe

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:31 AM

There is more than one reason to ban the English flag. Not only is it "offensive and racist," but there are safety considerations:

A retired teacher says she was banned from waving her Cross of St George flag during a Proms performance on health and safety grounds.
A steward told Rosalind Hilton to put the five foot flag away during the Last Night of the Hallé Proms event at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall.
She and sister Susan Stanyard were preparing to hoist the flag above their heads for Land and Hope and Glory in the rousing finale, having unfurled the flag over the balcony by her seat. She was later told it could have been a danger to those below.

It's as if Benny Hill took over the country and turned it into a sarcastic skit:

Ridiculing the assumption that dangling flags were dangerous, she plumped the furled-up standard on the manager's head and asked him: "Would that really hurt if it fell on your head?"
She said the interruption last Saturday "ruined the whole evening" and commented: "Who wants to get up and sing, 'Britons never, never shall be slaves,' when the health and safety Nazis are making a mockery of our freedom?"

Why are flags bad, really? Because we are to revere the government, not the nation. England's Cross of Saint George is particularly egregious because there is no English government to speak of, so its use instead of the Union Jack explicitly refers to the English nation — which won't be around for long, if moonbattery prevails.

If it didn't warrant respect, moonbats wouldn't want it banned.

On a tip from mega.

I Know I've Seen This Somewhere Before…

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:54 AM

If you doubt Jonah Goldberg's well-supported observation that historical revisionism aside, fascism and Nazism fit smoothly into the history of modern liberalism, check out this logo for the Progressive Governance Summit hosted by Gordon Brown:


It's as if progressives believe so firmly in the moral imperative of recycling, they even recycle their symbols.

On a tip from V the K.

Dems Condemn Coburn for Delivering Babies

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:38 AM

Dems have the goods on gutsy anti-pork Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK). He's committed the ultimate crime (according to moonbats) — bringing babies into the world:

Coburn has come under new pressure from the Ethics panel for delivering babies at the Muskogee Regional Medical Center, which changed from a public to a private institution in April last year after it was acquired by Capella Healthcare. […] In May, Coburn received a strongly worded "final determination" memo threatening him with a Senate censure if he did not stop delivering babies for free.

According to Democrat leaders' deranged alternative to logic, Coburn shouldn't be allowed to deliver babies for free at Muskogee because it is no longer a public institution.

Too bad Coburn isn't a Democrat. Instead of delivering babies for free, he could abort them, and the Congressional leadership would start naming hospitals after him.

Pork-buster Tom Coburn oppresses Gaia by bringing more humans into the world.

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

Penn and Teller on Envirolunacy

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:16 AM

Language alert — Penn and Teller go after the global warming swindle:

Watch while you still can. Climate change denial might be illegal soon.

On a tip from Smoke TNT.

Edwards Pulls Plug on Scholarship Program

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:04 AM

Now that he's no longer running for President, ambulance-chasing metrosexual John Edwards no longer needs so much publicity — in fact, he must be very grateful to the mainstream media for sparing him from it. Consequently, he's pulling the plug on a scholarship program intended to prove how much he cares about that "other America" that isn't populated by zillionaire trial lawyers:

Edwards started the "College for Everyone" pilot program at Greene Central High in 2005, shortly after he was the Democratic vice presidential nominee. It was a privately funded effort designed to increase the number of students at a rural high school who attend college.
The program provided the cost of tuition, fees and books at a public college for one year. In exchange, students had to work at least 10 hours a week while in college, take college preparatory courses in high school and stay out of trouble.
The program cost a total of $600,000 for the first two years and helped 190 students go to such colleges as East Carolina University, Lenoir Community College and N.C. State University.

$600,000? Why, for that Silky Pony could get 1,500 of his $400 haircuts, almost enough to last him to the next election. That's when he's likely to start the program up again, no doubt to great fanfare from the same media that's ignoring this story.

John Edwards feeling pretty with his $400 cut.

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

Obama Calls for Race-Based Wealth Redistribution

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:12 AM

This shouldn't surprise anyone: Barack Obama is floating a call for explicitly race-based coercive wealth redistribution, otherwise known as "reparations":

Sen. Barack Obama told a meeting in Chicago the U.S. should review how it can make amends for "offenses" committed during its history. […]
"I consistently believe that when it comes to whether it's Native Americans or African-American issues or reparations, the most important thing for the U.S. government to do is not just offer words, but offer deeds," he said.

Our "post-racial" candidate is testing the water to see if he could get away with openly expropriating money from Caucasians to pass out to his black supporters. This is how Zimbabwe is run.

Why not? The ideology of his "church" of the last 20 years is Afrocentric Marxism.

I wonder how much I owe Oprah Winfrey and Ludacris for oppressing them.

Clearly the point is not to sooth racial tensions, but to exacerbate them as much as possible so that they can continue to be exploited. Why not just run O.J. Simpson for president?

If this kook gets into the White House, we are headed for another civil war.

One of our new Founding Fathers, following "Change."

On tips from Adrian and Wiggins.

Portrait of a Moonbat: Anni Telfer

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:01 AM

Pat Dollard has a little background on the moonbat who repeatedly spits on a veteran about 6 1/2 minutes into this video:

Her name is Anni Telfer. She is originally from Bakersfield, California, Bakersfield High School Class of 2004…her claim to fame is that she actually founded the very first chapter of the Gay-Straight Alliance Network at Bakersfield High School. Bearing that in mind, one might tend to think that she's probably an advocate for tolerance, and no doubt, by her participation in the "Peace Protest" in Santa Barbara a week ago, a peace advocate, as well.

However, "tolerant" and "peaceful" are difficult words to apply to the socialist thugs who parade at antiwar rallies.

Telfer lives part time in the workers' paradise of Vietnam. Here's her MySpace page. Be sure not to question her patriotism or support for the troops.

Anni Telfer, potential Secretary of Veterans Affairs under President Obama.

On a tip from Burning Hot.

July 30, 2008

Obama the Symbol

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:37 AM

The Obamessiah's ballyhooed visit to Berlin not only provided an opportunity to put down America in front a vastly exaggerated crowd of cheering Germans, it allowed him to transcend his humanity by becoming a symbol of a better America, and even inspired new artwork from Hugh:


Iraqi Minister Visits Wounded US Troops

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:06 AM

When Obama learned that he couldn't bring his media circus, he blew off visiting wounded US troops in Germany. But Iraq's Minister of the Interior Jawad Karim al-Bolani holds them in higher regard, visiting them at Walter Reed and offering them the thanks for ending Saddam Hussein's menacing and genocidal rule that have not been forthcoming from the Democrats who helped send them to war.

Bolani also wanted to visit Walter Reed itself:

(We wanted) to witness firsthand the level of technical (and) medical sophistication that is being practiced here so that we may learn from it to help our foreign wounded and the many, many victims of terrorism and violence in Iraq.

Obama should have tagged along, so as to witness firsthand how grownup statesmen behave.

On a tip from Byron.

The Road to Our Future May Not Be Paved

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:45 AM

In Washington State, our moonbattery-induced slide toward Third-World shabbiness has been accelerated by a shortage of liquid asphalt:

A change in the type of oil processed at the Tesoro refinery in Anacortes has led to a liquid asphalt shortage for at least four counties in Washington, affecting miles of road maintenance. […]
On Tuesday, Pierce County announced that it will be able to seal only 22 lane miles of roadway this summer, instead of the planned 70, because of the shortage. Jefferson, Lewis and Clallam counties are also among those affected, along with 18 projects planned by the state Department of Transportation.[…]
The woes in Washington state are the latest in a growing challenge for counties, cities and states, as the rising price of oil prompts refineries to switch to oil that does not produce asphalt. New York, Colorado, and Oklahoma are other states that have reported delays in road projects.
[…Tesoro spokeswoman Sarah] Simpson said refiners that do not own oil, such as Tesoro, have been hard-hit by rising crude-oil prices, prompting them to focus on a type of oil that produces products such as gasoline and diesel fuel.

There aren't many aspects of our lives that aren't affected by Democrat restrictions on oil production. But then, paved roads are probably eco-insensitive anyway.

A highway from our environmentalist future.

On a tip from Pete.

First They Came for the Cats and Dogs

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:43 AM

Retired game show host Bob Barker has decreed that all cats and dogs in Chicago must be spayed at the age of 6 months to prevent them from reproducing.

Barked Barker:

Overpopulation is one of the most tragic animal problems that we have in our country […] the only answer is legislation.

But even in left-leaning Chicago, he's met some resistance. Alderman Ray Suarez told the crusading has-been entertainer:

I don't like when the government tries to get involved in everything to solve problems. Right now we're starting with pets… What's the next step?

In light of strident calls from the increasingly powerful environmentalist movement to reduce the human population radically (see here, here, here, here, here, and here), I wonder too.

Any price is right when it comes to defending freedom from ever-encroaching authoritarians.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Environmentalism Is Imposing Our Decline

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:57 AM

The economy looks bad and will likely get much worse, primarily for a single reason: power-drunk liberal bureaucrats are both exploiting and being exploited by the environmental movement, thereby strangling the freedom that makes our way of life possible. Walter Williams explains:

For several decades, environmentalists have managed to get Congress to keep most of our oil resources off-limits to exploration and drilling.
They've managed to have the Congress enact onerous regulations that have made refinery construction impossible.
Similarly, they've used the courts and Congress to completely stymie the construction of nuclear power plants. As a result, energy prices are at historical highs and threaten our economy and national security.

High energy costs — a direct result of the nefarious influence exerted by the Sierra Club, the Environmental Defense Fund, et al. — affect every aspect of the economy. But the situation is likely to get much worse, as politicians hostile to everything this country stands for milk the enviromoonbattery craze to meet their own wicked ends.

Soon we'll be subjected to the "cap-and-trade" strategy, whereby the government will issue allowances for emitting CO2. This will cause energy prices to shoot through the stratosphere. According to the government itself, a 15% cut in utterly harmless carbon emissions would raise the average household's energy bill by $1,300. This doesn't take into account the massive impediment it would place on our struggling economy.

But the more people are thrown out of work, the more will rely on government handouts, so Democrats are unlikely to see this as a downside. Then there's this:

How will it be decided who received how much allowance to emit greenhouse gases?
Congress could sell the allowances and/or give them away to favorite constituents. You can bet the rent money that a new army of lobbyists, with special pleadings, will descend on Washington to lobby Congress. And you can be sure that campaign contributions and favoritism will play an important role in the decision of who receives what allowances.

Issuing allowances for C02 emissions effectively means rationing human activity. Only the favored will get their fair share. Producers of anything disapproved of by health Nazis — French fries, soda, beer — will be subject to having their air hose cut. So will companies deemed not to hire or promote enough blacks, gays, or Muslims.

Williams concludes:

The thirst to wield massive control over our economy helps explain the near religious belief in man-made global warming and the attacks on scientists and others who offer contradictory evidence.

Meanwhile, Senate Democrats are trying to railroad EPA chief Stephen Johnson for his hesitancy to seize control over all human activity by moving forward on the regulation of CO2 as a "pollutant" in the name of the farcical global warming hoax. This won't be necessary if the EPA is headed by the kind of irresponsible leftist Obama would appoint. Either Al Gore or Bill Ayers would be perfect for the position.

The words of Leonardo da Vinci again bear remembering:

It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.

Inflated gas prices and a staggering economy prove we're past the beginning. But this isn't a Third-World country yet, so we're nowhere near the end.

On tips from Oiao.

Pervert Demands Access to Ladies' Locker Room

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:59 AM

A middle-aged man who calls himself Karen Deamons has taken a stand:

Deamons decided last month she would no longer abide by Cleveland's requirement that she [sic] change in the men's locker room at the indoor pool at the city-run Cudell Recreation Center. A transgender who identifies as a woman — but has not had sex-change surgery — Deamons wants to be able to put on her [sic] bathing suit in the women's locker room.
Deamons, 53, said she [sic] filed a complaint June 2 with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission. She's [sic] also asking the Ohio Legislature to pass a bill that would prohibit cities from discriminating because of sexual orientation or gender identity.

You'll note that Mr. Deamons has not undergone a chopadichophomy procedure, and thus doesn't qualify as even an artificial woman, the media's obsequious use of feminine pronouns notwithstanding. But the effect on young girls of watching creepazoids cavort naked in the ladies' locker room is of no significance where political correctness is concerned. Being psychosexually defective, Deamons is special, so his whims take priority over the needs of normal people to protect their children.

On a tip from Burning Hot.

British Bureauweenies Turn Attention to Trees

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:31 AM

British bureauweenies are finally doing something about the falling tree menace, which subjects the innocent to a 1 in 10,000,000 chance of being killed.

Under new guidelines proposed by the British Standards Institution, every tree near a road or path will have to be inspected by "a trained person" every 3 years and by an expert every 5 years at the owner's expense. This will result in people cutting down trees to avoid paying for the inspections, thus sparing the populace from the danger of the trees falling down on them. It will also help avoid lawsuits, and even the tedious chore of raking leaves.

Britons owe their rulers a debt of gratitude for finding yet another way to keep them safe through excessive regulation.

Bureauweenies are making sure this happens less often.

On a tip from baldeagle390.

Scariest Album Art Yet

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:55 AM

From Change by Rafael Brom:


Even if people rise up against the media and Obama loses, some of us are going to have nightmares for years.

July 29, 2008

Congress Apologizes for the Sins of the White Man

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:55 PM

Here's what Congress has been doing instead of alleviating our economic woes by lightening up on drilling restrictions:

The House on Tuesday issued an unprecedented apology to black Americans for the wrongs committed against them and their ancestors who suffered under slavery and Jim Crow segregation laws.

In case it isn't obvious that this was a cheap political ploy:

The resolution, passed by voice vote, was the work of Tennessee Democrat Steve Cohen, the only white lawmaker to represent a majority black district. Cohen faces a formidable black challenger in a primary face-off next week.

Cohen even tried to join the Congressional Black Caucus, but they wouldn't let him, because he's Caucasian. Try to imagine a White Caucus that blacks couldn't join.

Now that America has officially apologized for evil deeds done to people who died a long time ago by other people who died a long time ago, can we leave the neurotic race guilt behind us at last?

Of course not, because moonbattery is like a fire: the more you feed it, the hungrier it gets. Next up will be renewed calls for "reparations" — i.e., openly race-based wealth transfers, as opposed to the relatively subtle race-based wealth transfer called welfare. Worse still, an utterly unqualified, anti-American Marxist may be installed in the White House to punish the white man for the sins of his ancestors.

In the long run, not even characters like Steve Cohen and Obama will benefit from this lunacy. When the ship goes down, all hands will be lost.

On tips from CoderInCrisis and Wiggins.

Obamania Affects Mugshot Fashion

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:28 AM

Even if we defy our would-be masters in the media, and spare ourselves the catastrophe of a Barack Obama Administration, the boy socialist will still have had an influence on our society. Look what he's doing for mugshot fashion, via The Smoking Gun:

Memo to Barack Obama supporters everywhere: If you plan on soliciting some sexual favors from a prostitute, perhaps you should leave your t-shirt promoting the Democrat's presidential campaign at home. For the second time in recent weeks, a Chicago man has been nabbed on a misdemeanor rap for soliciting sex from an undercover officer while promoting the hometown pol's White House bid. Sherman Cleveland, 40, was arrested last week and had his car impounded after he allegedly offered a female police officer money if she'd perform a sex act upon him, according to Officer Laura Kubiak, a Chicago Police Department spokesperson. As seen in the mug shot below, Cleveland was wearing a shirt with the words "Obama For Change" and a caricature of the presumptive Democratic nominee. Previously, a Chicago man with a "Barack" t-shirt was arrested on a similar solicitation charge.
obama-mugshot-1.jpg  obama-mugshot-2.jpg

Hopefully the dearth of Republican campaign shirts in mugshots won't inspire any misguided outreach efforts.

On a tip from Lyle.

Social Justice Defined

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:08 AM

Most of what Barack Obama reads off his teleprompter has no more significance than the chirping of a bird. But unlike "the audacity of hope," the term "social justice" — which he uses quite often, to the hungry cheers of his supporters — actually means something. Investor's Business Daily explains:

"Economic justice" simply means punishing the successful and redistributing their wealth by government fiat. It's a euphemism for socialism.
In the past, such rhetoric was just that — rhetoric. But Obama's positioning himself with alarming stealth to put that rhetoric into action on a scale not seen since the birth of the welfare state.
In his latest memoir he shares that he'd like to "recast" the welfare net that FDR and LBJ cast while rolling back what he derisively calls the "winner-take-all" market economy that Ronald Reagan reignited (with record gains in living standards for all).

Obama has spent his life surrounded by fellow fanatics who believe in "social justice" — ie, the coercive redistribution of wealth on a massive scale — going all the way back to his father:

As a Nairobi bureaucrat, Barack Hussein Obama Sr., a Harvard-educated economist, grew to challenge the ruling pro-Western government for not being socialist enough. In an eight-page scholarly paper published in 1965, he argued for eliminating private farming and nationalizing businesses "owned by Asians and Europeans."
His ideas for communist-style expropriation didn't stop there. He also proposed massive taxes on the rich to "redistribute our economic gains to the benefit of all."
"Theoretically, there is nothing that can stop the government from taxing 100% of income so long as the people get benefits from the government commensurate with their income which is taxed," Obama Sr. wrote.

Similar policies have gotten Zimbabwe where it is today — and where we will be tomorrow, if "social justice" prevails.

On a tip from Oiao.

LA Moves toward Ban on Fast Food

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:34 AM

LA's City Council is moving forward with a moratorium on building new fast food restaurants in South Los Angeles.

Observes Andrew Casana of the California Restaurant Association:

[Fast food] is the only industry that wants to be in South LA. Sit-down restaurants don't want to go in. If they did, they'd be there. This moratorium isn't going to help them relocate.

But this isn't about forcing people who can't afford it to eat at fancy restaurants. It's about extending totalitarian control over even the most personal aspects of our lives, right down to what we eat.

It's also about demographics. Fast food restaurants provide easy opportunities for the poor to climb on the first step of the economic ladder, which could eventually lead them out of the ghetto, government dependence, and the Democrat Party. As far as the moonbats ruling Los Angeles are concerned, it would be much better if they just sit home and collect welfare instead of cooking each other hamburgers.

On tips from V the K and Charles.

Deranged Doctors Diagnose Humans as the Disease

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:56 AM

"First, do no harm" was once the motto of the medical profession. But that was before it became infected with the antihuman ideology known as modern environmentalism. The prestigious British Medical Journal has actually published an editorial calling on doctors to discourage their patients from having children, on the grounds that human beings are bad for the planet.

Frank Furedi reports:

According to the authors of the editorial — life-long Malthusian Professor John Guillebaud and Pip Hayes, an Exeter-based GP — not having children is "analogous to avoiding patio heaters and high-carbon cars." Newborn babies are a danger to the environment, they argue, and although they rhetorically state that "we must not put pressure on people," pressure is exactly what they want doctors to exercise as part of this new Malthusian crusade.

These sick doctors aren't alone:

One Australian professor of obstetric medicine, Barry Walters, believes the survival of the planet requires stringent controls on the number of children parents can have. He argues:
"Anthropogenic greenhouse gases constitute the largest source of pollution, with by far the greatest contribution from humans in the developed world. Every newborn baby in Australia represents a potent source of greenhouse gas emissions for an average of 80 years, not simply by breathing, but by the profligate consumption of resources typical of our society. What then should we do as environmentally responsible medical practitioners? We should point out the consequences to all who fail to see them, including, if necessary, the ministers for health. Far from showering financial booty on new mothers and thereby rewarding greenhouse-unfriendly behaviour, a 'Baby Levy' in the form of a carbon tax should apply, in line with the 'polluter pays' principle."

We have reached the point where obstetricians regard babies as something bad that should be discouraged through punitive taxation. A more advanced stage of depravity would be inconceivable. Now it only remains for liberals to follow their psychotic ideology to its logical conclusion and apply it. Then there won't be any more nasty humans to oppress the poor polar bears.

Nazis, communists, and Muslims may seem to have strived for pure, satanic evil, but only liberal environmentalists have attained it.

Environmentalists will use hybrid bulldozers.

On a tip from Beef.

Moonbats Call for Skipping School

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:16 AM

Obama's only significant work experience is as a community organizer in a skeevy part of Chicago. Some might wonder what this job entails. Here's an example:

Community leaders on Monday called on students from poorer parts of Chicago to protest inequalities in school funding by skipping the first day of classes.

Bellows James Meeks, a South Side preacher who like his friend Obama went from community activism to becoming a State Senator:

Today we are back to two-tiered schools — white and affluent on one side, and black, brown and poor on the other. That's an injustice and it's immoral.

Meeks, an Obama superdelegate, is encouraging his slum denizen supporters to flood a school in a nicer part of Chicago and try to enroll there.

The idea that the South Side would also be a nice part of Chicago if the people who live on it would stop skipping school and whining about "injustice" but instead get off their monstrously large food-stamp-fed bottoms and do something for themselves would no more occur to James Meeks than it would to the Obamessiah. No doubt the very notion is "racist."

Here's Meeks in action:

Guys like Meeks could be running the country next year.

On a tip from V the K.

Mr. T Learns That Making Fun of Sissies Is Not Allowed

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:44 AM

No one stands in the way of politically correct totalitarianism — not even the formidable Mr. T, who has been silenced in his attempt to help sell Snickers bars by intolerant homosexuals:

An advert featuring the A-team actor Mr T has been pulled after complaints in the US that it is offensive to homosexual men.[… The] advert, first shown in Britain on July 13, never aired on American television, but prompted a flood of complaints from the US claiming it was offensive to homosexuals.
During the advert, Mr T, who played B.A. Baracus in the 1980s series The A-Team, pulls up in a large truck next to a speed walker and shouts: "Speed walking. I pity you fool. You are a disgrace to the man race. It's time to run like a real man."
He then fires Snickers bars at the man until he breaks into a sprint.

The "flood of complaints" apparently consisted of two homosexuals squealing in outrage from across the ocean to Britain's Advertising Standards Authority. This sufficed for the ad to be pulled worldwide. Here I was thinking Snickers had nuts.

The forbidden ad:

Comments to Snickers can be made here.

On tips from Oiao and hiram13pm.

Undocumented Documentation

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:16 AM

This was reportedly presented as a drivers license at a traffic stop:


They must have been running a two-for-one deal at the DMV. Jose's girlfriend probably has one just like it, though hopefully with a different name.

You can see why the Dems want to get these "undocumented Americans" some documentation. Otherwise they end up making fools of themselves and a mockery of the rule of law, which is embarrassing for everyone.

Compliments of Matt L.

Perfect Symbol Found for Dem Convention

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:45 AM

Democrats have found the perfect symbol for their convention: a windmill that doesn't work:

The eastern Colorado wind turbine tapped for the Democratic National Convention's carbon-offset program has one problem: It doesn't generate any electricity. Convention organizers are now being questioned for their eagerness to market those credits to delegates.
The DNC has contracted with Vermont-based NativeEnergy to offer delegates "Green challenge" carbon offsets to soften the environmental impact of convention travel. That money is then invested in carbon-free "green" energy sources around the country, including a wind turbine installed this year by the Wray School District RD-2. But a Face The State investigation reveals the district's turbine has never produced marketable energy due to massive equipment malfunctions.


[T]he project has been touted by Gov. Bill Ritter's administration as an example of government innovation in clean energy, with district officials still attempting to reassure residents of the technology's long-term potential. Area residents tell Face The State the blades do turn some days, even though the turbine is not producing electricity. The district Web site reads, "As you note the blades turning evenly in the wind…this 'dream turned into reality' is providing an environmentally safe source of power to our community."
In a feature story in Saturday's Rocky Mountain News, reporter Jerd Smith claimed that 20 percent of Wray's power is generated by what it calls "a windmill that toils day and night producing clean electricity." Smith's report professed that the Wray project is "at the heart" of the DNC's carbon-credit program.
The Rocky report also described the school wind turbine as "a project that generates thousands of dollars for the region's cash-strapped schools," but provided no financial data regarding any energy sales to date.

The windmill demonstrates how the ballyhooed green economy will work:

Despite the fact the wind turbine does not produce energy, that hasn't stopped the district from cashing in on the project. In addition to the carbon credits sold to the DNC and others through NativeEnergy, [Superintendent Ron] Howard says the district receives downtime compensation from Americas Wind Energy, Inc., the firm that built the apparatus. "The money that we're making isn't necessarily coming from production," he said.

Politically correct moonbattery, empty hype backed by media-propagated lies, carbon credit corruption, risible ineffectiveness, economic insanity — the Dems' dysfunctional windmill sums up their party nicely. Where's Don Quixote when you need him?

Somebody needs to deal with these windmills.

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

Queen Nancy Is Saving the Planet for Us Little Folk

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:10 AM

In a mostly fawning piece on Politico, megalomaniacal House Speaker Nancy Pelosi explains why she has been using hardball tactics to prevent oil drilling, so that we have to pay $4 going on $5 per gallon for terrorist oil instead of producing our own:

With fewer than 20 legislative days before the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1, the entire appropriations process has largely ground to a halt because of the ham-handed fighting that followed Republican attempts to lift the moratorium on offshore oil and gas exploration. And after promising fairness and open debate, Pelosi has resorted to hard-nosed parliamentary devices that effectively bar any chance for Republicans to offer policy alternatives.
"I'm trying to save the planet; I'm trying to save the planet," she says impatiently when questioned.

Oh, you're trying to save the planet. Carry on, Madame Speaker, before we all succumb to doom.

Saving the planet, one Botox injection at a time.

On a tip from V the K.

July 28, 2008

Pseudo-Scientific Snobbery: Last Gasp of the Liberal Elite

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:23 PM

Brendan O'Neill has noticed a remarkable coincidence. Many aspects of our society that have been denounced as eco-sins were despised by left-leaning snobs even before the plight of allegedly menaced polar bears became their primary concern.

We're now told that wanting the things we can buy if we work hard is bad because making the stuff causes global warming. It used to be bad because it represented bourgeois vulgarity. Tourism was an blight because it meant the upper crust had to face beaches and museums polluted with riffraff. Now the blight is caused by the harmless CO2 emitted during travel.

The archetypal elitist moonbat, George Monbiot, once denounced supermarkets on the pretext that they put small grocery stores out of business. Now, supermarkets exacerbate the imaginary climate crisis by offering foods transported from all over the world. No doubt Moonbat's real problem with supermarkets is his distaste for the unwashed masses who shop in them. Even less do snobs like rowdy sports fans. Conveniently, it's found that soccer matches create a massive carbon footprint.

In addition to consolidating government power and allowing corrupt individuals (Al Gore) and corporations (GE) to make a killing at everyone else's expense, the global warming hoax also permits its practitioners to "scientize" their stuffy prejudices — just as the theories of Marx and Engels allowed them to brush a scientific gloss on their dreams of totalitarian control. But the more our ruling class relies on environmental fanaticism, the weaker it shows itself to be:

It suggests an elite that has lost the nerve and the will to say what is morally right and wrong, and that instead continually hides behind dubious "facts" to justify its agenda.

These facts consist mainly of preposterous lies, repeated with increasing shrillness. No one can lie about the weather indefinitely. With the last shreds of its credibility squandered on farces like the climate change crisis and the Obama candidacy, the liberal elite is going to have increasing trouble imposing itself on the hoi polloi.

On a tip from Beef.

Obama and Friends Put the Screws to America

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:33 AM

The media hasn't yet installed their heartthrob in the White House, and already Obama is going into our wallets with both hands to finance his moonbattery:

The U.S. Senate soon could debate whether you, your spouse and each of your children — as well as your in-laws, parents, grandparents, neighbors and everyone else in America — each will spend $2,500 or more to reduce poverty around the world.
The plan sponsored by Sen. Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, is estimated to cost the U.S. some $845 billion over the coming few years in an effort to raise the standard of living around the globe.

Needless to say, poverty will be reduced on a very temporary basis, if at all. World poverty won't be cured with free handouts from American taxpayers, but only by replacing socialism and corruption with functioning capitalist systems like the one Obama and his supporters are setting out to destroy.

Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid doesn't see a problem with $5/gallon gas. Therefore there's no need to lighten up on domestic drilling restrictions. It's so nice to have powerful Democrats looking out for the average American in these tough economic times.

Here's Glenn Beck laying into Obama's $mega-zillion global giveaway:

On tips from Wiggins.

The OBAMAnable Snowjob

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:08 AM

Unfortunately based on a true story, rated L for Language:

On a tip from Holy Smokes.

The Letters NGR Are Now Racist

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:41 AM

Apparently there is no extreme of self-parody to which liberals will not push totalitarian political correctness. Now the random generation of letters is regarded as racist when it produces NGR.

Arkansas is actually pulling license plates out of circulation because moonbats object to the letters. It's only a matter of time before "niggardly" disappears from dictionaries and "Niger" from globes.

Racist license plate.

On a tip from V the K.

Environmentalist Gnats Pester the Nats

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:21 AM

No matter how much you pander to moonbats, they will never be satisfied:

When the Washington Nationals' season opened in March, the team unveiled a stadium any environmentalist could love — the country's first certified green major professional sports stadium, with energy-conserving lights and water-conserving plumbing.
Now, the team is the focus of protests from environmentalists who say their issue is not with the stadium, but with the Nationals' advertising relationship with the oil giant ExxonMobil.
The company's logo appears prominently on the left-field wall and is frequently featured on the stadium's scoreboard.
Despite the stadium's recognition for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design by the U.S. Green Building Council, ExxonMobil's involvement has erased any good will, say the leaders of Strike Out Exxon, a combination of environmental, civic and religious groups. The groups want the Nationals to end their advertising arrangement with the company.

According to the depraved upside-down morality of liberals, corporations that provide the energy needed for our civilization to run are evil and must be shunned. No doubt ads for escort services, abortion mills, or the local mosque would be fine, but ExxonMobil is beyond the pale, despite its assistance in making Nationals Park so eco-friendly.

Imagine trying to reason with these militant lunatics.

A crime against moonbat morality.

On a tip from Oiao.

Brit Gets £30 Fine for Smoking in His Car

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:48 AM

Any Britons who think they are safe from the Nanny State when in the privacy of their own vehicles had better think again:

A painter and decorator from Ceredigion says he is "dumbfounded" after being slapped with a £30 fine for smoking a cigarette in his own van.
Gordon Williams says he had popped to the shops earlier this month [to buy tea for his wife], when he was pulled over by council officials.
"I was told that because my van is my place of work I had broken the smoking laws," he said. […] "I am dumbfounded — the van is only insured for private use and to get me to and from work," added Mr Williams, from Llanafan, near Aberystwyth.
"It['s] not my place of work — I decorate houses not vans."

Tell it to the judge, you potential drain on the socialized healthcare service!

On a tip from mega.

Even Germans Raising Eyebrows over Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:28 AM

Regarding the Obamessiah's overseas media extravaganza, Britain's left-wing Guardian remarks:

Barack Obama has found his people. But, unfortunately for his election prospects, they're German, not American.

Why not? Germans invented socialism, and have spent two generations wallowing in the sort of ethnic guilt Obama is hoping to ride to the White House. But even among Germans, not everyone is buying:

The Hollywood-staged Obama event for a man who has yet to ascend to the presidency didn’t sit well with all the Germans. Germany’s Stern magazine carried the headline "Barack Kant Saves the World."
One of their columnists, Florian Güssgen, wrote: "The man is perfect, impeccable, slick. Almost too slick … Obama's speech was often vague, sometimes banal and more reminiscent of John Lennon's feel good song 'Imagine' than of a foreign policy agenda."

As for the allegedly massive crowds that watched Obama apologize for America at Hitler's seat of power, they were largely drawn by a free rock concert, and probably numbered closer to 20,000 than the often-repeated 200,000.

Heil hubris.

On tips from Burning Hot and Pam.

Sweden Inches toward Privatizing Schools

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:47 AM

Even as America's largest teachers union leaps off the edge of leftist politics, and Britons turn away from teaching because it has degenerated into a cross between social work and zookeeping, socialist Sweden is taking baby steps toward the long overdue privatization of education.

Sweden's independent schools are financed with tax loot, but run by independent companies that have to compete with each other, instead of by plodding bureaucrats. Having briefly taken power from the Social Democrats, a center-right government started the schools in 1992. At the time, 1.7% of high school Swedes were privately educated. Now the number is 17%.

Back in power, liberals are unable to kill the schools because they're too popular, and have had to settle for denouncing them as anti-egalitarian and imposing a lid on fees. Even public schools have improved due to the competition. Possibly even more distressing to moonbats than the threat of an independently educated populace is the increased input the privately run schools provide parents.

As science proves, capitalism works, socialist moonbattery does not. In education, as with healthcare and most everything else, the less government control, the better the result.

On tips from V the K.

Obama's Prayer

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:52 AM

The prayer Barack Hussein bin Obama had himself photographed placing in Jerusalem's Western Wall has been recovered and made public. Whether this is a new low in journalistic contempt for privacy or another example of the media's willful assistance in Obama's packaging is for the reader to decided.

After hypocritically complaining about intrusiveness, ABC provides some humble boilerplate as Obama's prayer. But a different version has come to light at Country Store:


On a tip from Kratos.

Foreign Policy Magazine's Top 20 Intellectuals

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:21 AM

The snooty intellectual elite, as represented by Foreign Policy magazine and its readers, has selected the top 20 intellectuals of our time. Here's the top 10:

1. Fethullah Gülen
2. Muhammad Yunus
3. Yusuf Al-Qaradawi
4. Orhan Pamuk
5. Aitzaz Ahsan
6. Amr Khaled
7. Abdolkarim Soroush
8. Tariq Ramadan
9. Mahmood Mamdani
10. Shirin Ebadi

What a coincidence: all appear to be Muslims. If it had been Shintoists who flew planes into the World Trade Center 7 years ago, the top 10 names would have been Japanese.

From there, the list veers even farther into farce, with juvenile America-hater Noam Chomsky at #11 and demagogic snake oil salesman Al Gore at #12. Liberal comedian Stephen Colbert was the top write-in candidate.

Lame comedian Stephen Colbert: The intellectual's intellectual.

On a tip from nanc.

July 27, 2008

Critical Mass Riot on Wheels Attacks Another Motorist

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:03 PM

It looks like President Obama might be able to put some teeth into his energy policy, which consists mainly of making taxpayers finance more bike paths. The moonbat equivalent of Brownshirts have been assaulting people for traveling by car instead of by bicycle like the Third-World communist peasants they would like us to be.

Seattle police said they were still looking today for one of a group of Critical Mass bicyclists who attacked and injured a driver during a violent altercation on Capitol Hill Friday evening. Two other bicyclists have been jailed.

As always when sanctimonious Critical Mass hooligans attack motorists, they are claiming it's all the victim's fault. The police seem to disagree.

Just after 7 p.m. Friday, the group of at least 100 bicyclists was moving en masse down East Aloha Street when a man and his girlfriend in a Subaru station wagon tried to pull out of a parking spot, said Seattle police spokesman Mark Jamieson.
For years, Critical Mass has held monthly public bike rides through Seattle to demonstrate for bicyclists' road rights.
According to Jamieson, as the Critical Mass group moved down the street, blocking traffic, some riders got in the way of the Subaru and prevented it from leaving. Some bikers sat on the car and were banging on it, he said.
"The driver was pretty fearful that he was about to be assaulted by the bicyclists," Jamieson said.

The terrified driver tried to back up, handing the moonbats the pretext they appear to have been fishing for.

Several of the bikers bashed up the Subaru, shattering the windshield and rear window, Jamieson said.
The driver tried to drive away, but hit another bicyclist, Jamieson said. Still, he drove about a block, to the corner of Aloha and 15th Avenue East, before the Critical Mass riders cornered the car again and started spitting on it and banging against it.
One bicyclist punched the driver through his open window, and another used a knife to slash the Subaru's tires, Jamieson said.
The driver got out of his car, and was hit in the back of the head, opening a large gash.

Sounds familiar, doesn't it? Incidents like this may become more familiar soon, as likeminded leftists consolidate control of the government.

The future of transportation technology under moonbats, via Caption This!

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

Climate Cops

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:19 PM

One of the most frightening aspects of the totalitarian dystopia depicted in George Orwell's 1984 is that parents have to live in terror of their bratty children, who are encouraged by authorities to spy on them and turn them in for minor transgressions against the State. Once again, liberals appear to have been using the novel not as a warning, but as an instruction manual. Watts Up With That reports on Britain's alarming Climate Cops campaign:

Launched today with large colour ads in the Sundays, it appeals directly to children, urging them to enlist as "climate cops", to root out "climate crimes" [PDF], and thus "save the planet".
In a luridly-designed website, mimicking the style of "yoof" cartoons, it offers a bundle of downloads, including a pack of "climate crime cards" [PDF], urging its recruits to spy on families, friends and relatives, inviting each of them to build up a "climate crime case file" in order to help them ensure their putative criminals do not "commit those crimes again (or else)!" […]
How nicely this ties in with James Hansen's call to put the chief executives of large fossil fuel companies on trial for high crimes against humanity and nature, accusing them of actively spreading doubt about global warming.

Climate crimes for which tykes are encourage to rat out Mom and Dad include:

  • "Leaving the TV on stand-by"
  • "Leaving a tap running"
  • "Using the tumble dryer on a sunny day"
  • "Leaving lights on in an empty room"
  • "Leaving a mobile phone charger plugged in"
  • "Putting hot food in the fridge or freezer"
  • "Not using energy-saving light bulbs"
  • "Boiling a kettle full of water for one cup of tea"
  • "Leaving the room door open on a cool day"

Not even Winston Smith had to deal with a form of totalitarianism so jealous of mankind's free will as to consider it a crime to leave the telescreen on standby.

If a foreign army tried to impose such rigid and idiotic restrictions on us, we would fight to the last man — or at least, there was a time when we would have. But since we are being conquered from within, by an army of clowns too absurd to take seriously, there is virtually no resistance.

Particularly alarming is that the Climate Cops campaign is not sponsored by the usual villain, the British Nanny State, but by the power company npower. Normally capitalism protects the public from encroaching authoritarianism, because powerful corporations serve as a counterbalance to overreaching governments. When the government and corporations read from the same playbook, the people are in trouble.

Just because moonbattery is absurd doesn't mean it can't hurt you.

On a tip from Lou.

Congress Holds Kangaroo Court to Denounce Bush

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:56 AM

W will be leaving office soon, but that's all the more reason for Congressional kooks like Dennis Kucinich to step up their campaign to have him impeached over the Iraq War that Congress itself authorized before time runs out:

WASHINGTON — Rep. Dennis Kucinich's quest to impeach President Bush got an unofficial airing in the House Judiciary Committee on Friday. […] Kucinich got a rock star welcome of whistles, hoots and clapping as he walked into the hearing room, holding hands with his wife, from hundreds of anti-war, anti-Bush people crammed into the room and lining the hallways outside. T-shirts reading "Arrest Bush" and "Veterans for Impeachment" illustrated the sentiments of many.
[…C]ommittee chairman Rep. John Conyers explained to the audience it was not, technically, an impeachment hearing "to the regret of many." He said the House would have to vote for an impeachment inquiry to begin, a test not met by the July 15 vote to send Kucinich's impeachment resolution to the Judiciary Committee.

As if Congress had no more serious matters to address, a long parade of moonbat witnesses where called forward to denounce the President. Vincent Bugliosi called him a murderer. Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL) accused him of vague "serious abuses" and "high crimes"; his demand for impeachment "drew hoots of approval from some members of the audience." Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) called Bush "the worst president that our country has suffered," already having forgotten the disastrous Jimmy Carter. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) proclaimed that Iraq was invaded just to help sinister Big Oil, going so far as to screech:

That is why this administration let Usama bin Laden go because they wanted to justify attacking Iraq.

There were a few grownups on hand, but grownups are no longer running the show in Congress. Lamar Smith (R-TX) compared the farcical hearing to "an anger management class," and stated the obvious:

Nothing is going to come out of this hearing with regard to impeachment. … That's because there is no evidence to support impeachment.

Nonetheless, impeachment hearings can be expected to continue until the day Bush leaves office. Horrifyingly, that may be the day these ill-behaved children take over the White House.

Artwork compliments of Hugh.

July 26, 2008

The NEA: Our Mirror Image of the Taliban

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:22 AM

Afghanistan's rigid cult of totalitarians is called the Taliban, which means "the students." America's mirror image of it calls itself "the teachers" — or rather, the Nation Education Association, which has much more to do with imposing hard left politics than it does with education:

The nation's largest teachers union, the National Education Association, attracted 9,000 delegates to its annual convention in Washington, D.C., over the July Fourth weekend. Delegates sported buttons with provocative slogans such as "Gay marriage causes global warming only because we are so hot," "Hate is not a family value," "The Christian right is neither" and "Gay rights are civil rights."
The delegates passed dozens of hard-hitting resolutions that now become the NEA's official policy. The resolutions authorize NEA members and employees to lobby for those goals in the halls of Congress and state capitols.
NEA resolutions cover the waterfront of all sorts of political issues that have nothing to do with improving education for schoolchildren, such as supporting statehood for the District of Columbia, a "single-payer health care plan" (i.e., government run), gun control, ratification of the International Criminal Court Treaty [which would severely undermine American soveignty] and taking steps "to change activities that contribute to global climate change."

When it comes to education, the NEA's main interest is in suppressing competition, the better to guarantee ideological homogeneity:

The NEA fiercely opposes any competition for public schools, such as vouchers, tuition tax credits, parental option plans or public support of any kind to nonpublic schools. […] The NEA opposes home schooling unless children are taught by state-licensed teachers using a state-approved curriculum. The NEA wants to bar home-schooled students from participating in any extracurricular activities in public schools even though their parents pay school taxes, too. […] NEA resolutions call for "programs in the public schools for children from birth through age 8" and for "mandatory kindergarten with compulsory attendance."

The unhinged feminazi agenda lives on at the NEA:

NEA resolutions include all the major feminist goals such as "the right to reproductive freedom" (i.e., abortion on demand), "comparable worth" (i.e., government control of wages according to feminist ideology), full funding for the feminist boondoggle called the Women's Educational Equity Act and censoring all masculine words such as husband and father.

The increasingly ambitious militant homosexual agenda also finds vociferous advocates at our largest teachers union:

The influence of the gay lobby is pervasive in dozens of NEA resolutions adopted by 2008 convention delegates. Diversity is the code word used for pro-gay indoctrination in the classroom.
The NEA's diversity resolution makes clear this means teaching about "sexual orientation" and "gender identification." The NEA demands that "diversity-based curricula" be imposed on preschoolers. […] The NEA wants all sex-education courses, textbooks, curricula, instructional materials and activities to include indoctrination about sexual orientation and gender identification plus warnings about homophobia.

An important objective of today's educrats is for schools to supplant parents, so that instead of family we will have the State:

The NEA wants every child, regardless of age, to have "direct and confidential access, without notification to parents, to comprehensive health education. That would include things such as learning how to use condoms for premarital sex, as well as social, and psychological programs and services."
The NEA wants public schools to take over the physical and mental care of students through school clinics that provide services, diagnosis, treatment, family-planning counseling and access to birth control methods. Family planning clinics are called on to "provide intensive counseling."

There is no topic on which the NEA is not aggressively wrong. Yet somehow the belligerent promoters of this deranged moonbat agenda have taken control of education. If their brainwashing is successful, the next generation will be unrecognizable as Americans.

And they do mean every child.

On a tip from Oiao.

July 25, 2008

British Grandmother Arrested for Asking Hooligans to Go Home

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:57 AM

When will law-abiding citizens learn that in Once-Great Britain, they need to keep their heads down?

After being woken for the third time in one night by a group of drunken and noisy students, Jo Calvert-Mindell was at her wits' end.
The former policewoman got dressed, went outside and shouted at them: "Why can't you go back to where you come from and make some noise there? I bet your families and neighbours wouldn't put up with it.
"You don't care about us and do just as you like. What gives you the right to frighten my elderly neighbours, cause damage and keep us awake at night?"
[…]The 51-year-old grandmother was astonished when four months later she was arrested and accused of being a racist. It turned out that two Asians in the group had complained to the police.

"Asian" in the context of British media reports is Euphemese for Muslim colonist. Asking them to stop running wild and trashing what's left of Britain is an intolerable affront to their human rights.

Calvert-Mindell was officially charged with racism. Last week the charges were finally dropped, because authorities didn't think they would get a conviction due to lack of evidence. At least evidence is still required in racism trials.

Kwame Kilpatrick's Bond Revoked

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:30 AM

Things aren't going well for Kwame Kilpatrick, who as mayor of America's most liberal city could be said to personify the politics of moonbattery:

DETROIT — A 36th District Court judge restricted Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's travel and revoked his personal bond today during a bond hearing, one day after the mayor was accused of assaulting a detective.
The mayor, who was on a personal bond that did not require him to pay any money to the court, will now have to pay $7,500 in cash — 10 percent of his $75,000 bond — to stay free, Judge Ronald Giles, a 36th district court judge, ordered.

Mayor Kilpatrick has been out on bail after being arrested for perjury and other felonies related to a police whistle-blower trial last year. This time he's is in trouble for assaulting a Wayne County detective who was attempting to serve a summons to his friend Bobby Ferguson, a city contractor. The esteemed mayor threw him off a porch, possibly breaking his hip, and also indulged in shouting "obscenities and racial remarks."

But it's not all bad news for Kwame:

Kilpatrick will be allowed to keep already approved business travel, including attending the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

Kilpatrick — and moonbat-infested Detroit in general — represent a road we would be wise not to go down.

Kwame Kilpatrick: The kind of guy moonbats put in charge.

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin.

La Times Bans Bloggers from Violating Rielle Hunter Blackout

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:54 AM

The mainstream media's advocacy of left-wing politicians increasingly resembles the editorial policy of Soviet-era Pravda. If you haven't heard much about the highly amusing tale of John Edwards running in terror from reporters when he was caught visiting his mistress, it could be because this story embarrassing to a prominent Dem and potential Obama VP candidate has been blacked out. At the Los Angeles Times, this blackout is official policy:

In a move that has apparently stirred up some internal discontent, the Los Angeles Times has banned its bloggers, including political bloggers, from mentioning the Edwards/Rielle Hunter story. Even bloggers who want to mention the story in order to make a skeptical we-don't-trust-the-Enquirer point are forbidden from doing so.

A line has been crossed from bias into something more ominous. It doesn't take much imagination to envision La Times et al. banning any mention of facts deemed unsupportive of the policies of the Obama Administration.

What a lovely couple.

On a tip from V the K.

Obama's Own Media Spectacle Gives the Lie to His Defeatist Rhetoric

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:13 AM

Could it be that something constructive resulted from the Obamessiah's pretentious overseas media extravaganza? Ray Robison suggests that it might have helped people who don't follow current events closely to understand for the first time that we are winning the war against Islamic terrorists in the crucial Iraqi theater.

Coinciding with the "Obama goes to Iraq" coverage comes a poll update by Rasmussen and released on July 23rd. And it shows that a very interesting thing happened last Monday. The number of respondents in this reoccurring poll who answered that we are winning against terrorists jumped to levels not seen in four years, to 51% — now a majority. Conversely, the number who considered al Qaeda and their ilk the victors dropped to a threadbare 16% of respondents, a new low by a wide margin. And it just so happened that this poll was conducted the same day that Obama and his media entourage hit Baghdad.
Although it is not definitive, it is a strong indication that all the media hype and attention on this trip refocused the media lens on Iraq and that Americans saw a new picture there. […] They thought that Obama was delivering the straight truth to them on Iraq. But now they know he was being less than candid. The Independents and conservative Democrats now might see that he was not telling them the truth.
A picture says a thousand words and those pictures of Obama in Iraq with no body armor are telling a different story than what he has been selling to the American people. And it was a fawning media brazenly trying to tip the scales in his favor that made it happen.
Apparently Petraeus refrained from coercion signals as Obama postured in Baghdad.

On a tip from Burning Hot.

Bin Laden Associate Wasn't Mirandized

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:49 AM

It took less than seven years from September 11 for moonbattery to corrode our response into a farce.

Osama bin Laden's driver Salim Hamdan, who has been incarcerated for war crimes for his involvement in the 9/11 atrocities, was not read the Miranda spiel. This appears to be a major stumbling block in the case against him, along with allegations that he didn't get enough sleep while vacationing at Club Gitmo.

Barack Hussein Obama should be congratulated on his foresight. In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, he was one of the few primarily concerned with how the event might negatively impact foreign terrorists. Now the mollycoddling of foreign terrorists seems to be our only concern.

One thing is clear: Osama bin Laden must never be captured. After an O.J.-style carnival trial at massive taxpayer expense, he would no doubt be freed on a technicality. From there he would have his choice of chairing the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at Columbia, hosting a talk show on MSNBC, or assuming a cabinet position in the Obama Administration. Since we soon won't even allow ourselves to interrogate them, terrorists need to be killed on sight.

How soon we forget.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Intergroup Dialogue

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:21 AM

Newspeak calls for removing words and terms from our vocabulary when they are associated with incorrect thoughts, but this is counterbalanced by an endless supply of new ones. One of the latest is intergroup dialogue. Minding the Campus defines it:

"Intergroup dialogue" is the new euphemism for the oppression confrontations that used to be conducted sub rosa at freshman orientations and have now been spreading across the country as formal programs for almost a decade. The goal of an oppression confrontation is to put enough pressure on white males to convince them they are racists, homophobes and sexists. Role reversal is a conventional part of the program. Whites are asked to pretend they are black, straights part the part of gays. Insults and catcalls are supposed to sensitize the whites and reveal that they are living lives of unearned privilege in a system based on oppression. White guilt, the erosion of traditional values and a strong emphasis on identity politics are the conventional results sought in these exercises.

Be sure to add "intergroup dialogue" to your Newspeak dictionaries.

Kiwi Moonbats Announce Bounty on US Secretary of State

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:53 AM

Condoleezza Rice had better keep her eyes open when she visits New Zealand this weekend, lest she find herself abducted on behalf of local liberals, who have offered a $3,700 reward for her arrest on charges of countermoonbattery.

We'll see if this provides as much entertainment as George Moonbat's farcical attempt to arrest John Bolton.

They're coming for you, Condi.

On a tip from Oiao.

Murderer's Last Words: Vote Obama!

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:11 AM

The wise and wonderful Barack Hussein Obama picked up another key endorsement Wednesday night, just before Dale Leo Bishop paid his debt to society for beating someone to death by receiving a lethal injection in Mississippi. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports on his last words:

Bishop, who spoke for less than two minutes, then asked opponents of the death penalty to vote for presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama in the upcoming presidential election.

At least Bishop died knowing who his friends were. The murderer's endorsement can be placed on Obama's mantle alongside those of the New Black Panthers, Hamas, Michael Pfleger, Daniel Ortega, Keith Ellison, Richard Belzer, the Islamofascist Iranian regime, Hanoi Jane Fonda, the establishment media, and presumably Satan.

Hat tip: Rantburg. On a tip from Burning Hot.

Uh-bama without a Teleprompter

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:09 AM

From el Rushbo, via Stop the ACLU:

Enough! Double my taxes! I'll embrace Hope and Change! Just stop saying, "Uh!"

July 24, 2008

This Time as Farce

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:39 PM

Karl Marx got this much right:

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.

lenin_poster.jpg  obama_poster.jpg

Images lifted from And Rightly So!

Why Obama Blew Off Wounded US Troops

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:34 PM

While in Germany posing as a world leader, addressing the sort of rally not staged there since the 1940s, and soaking up the adoration of people who don't like this country very much, Obama was scheduled to pay a visit to American troops. But this leg of the trip was abruptly canceled for mysterious reasons.

Now the reasons are mysterious no longer:

A U.S. military official tells NBC News they were making preparations for Sen. Barack Obama to visit wounded troops at the Landstuhl Medical Center at Ramstein, Germany on Friday, but "for some reason the visit was called off."
One military official who was working on the Obama visit said because political candidates are prohibited from using military installations as campaign backdrops, Obama's representatives were told, "he could only bring two or three of his Senate staff member, no campaign officials or workers." In addition, "Obama could not bring any media. Only military photographers would be permitted to record Obama's visit."
The official said "We didn't know why" the request to visit the wounded troops was withdrawn. "He (Obama) was more than welcome. We were all ready for him."

If it isn't a photo op, the Dalai Obama isn't interested. Why should he be? He's only real when the media's there to pretend that he is.

Hat tip: Ace of Spades HQ.

Obama in Deutschland

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:29 PM


Barack Loves Me…

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:27 PM

Barack loves me this I know
For the media tells me so
Citizens with big doe eyes
We are dumb but he is wise

Via Glenn Beck, on a tip from Lyle.

Dems Call for Open Homosexual Conduct in the Armed Forces

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:12 AM

Never let it be said that the Democrats don't have a vision for the future of America's military. The first step they would take is to surrender to al Qaeda and Iranian-backed terrorists in Iraq. The second: impose open homosexual depravity on military culture.

Appallingly, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) attempts to equate the military's refusal to endorse homosexual conduct with long ago discrimination against blacks. His overblown rhetoric is shameless in the extreme:

People were asked to go and serve in harm's way. They served courageously and many lost their lives. They came home to a country which said, "You can't go to this restaurant, you have got to go to the end of the line, or you can't participate in many of our activities notwithstanding what you did." They were not treated with dignity or respect. That's wrong.

By the same logic, we could be asked to weep for child molesters who are "not treated with dignity or respect."

Homosexuals are of course perfectly welcome to serve in the military. They just aren't allowed to make a public pageant of their depravity, as this would rot away the morale that is any fighting force's prime asset. Nor are they allowed to proclaim themselves homosexual-Americans and use identity politics to secure promotions. Obama, as the country's most conspicuous beneficiary of Affirmative Action, naturally wants to change this.

Coming soon: New uniforms.

Green Fad Finally Running Out of Gas

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:13 AM

Here's some good news for anyone sick of being force-fed a relentless diet of pernicious environmentalist hogwash:

Last week, The New York Times noted that the advertising industry is pulling back from green-themed marketing, having "grasped the public's growing skepticism over ads with environmental messages.
And advertisers' concerns are buttressed by the recent sales figures for magazines that have published a "Green Issue" this year. Time's Earth Day issue was the newsweekly's third-lowest-selling issue of 2008 so far, according to ABC Rapid Report. A typical issue of Time sells 93,000 or so copies on the newsstand; the April 28 installment, which substituted green for red in the magazine's trademarked cover design, sold only 72,000. (As usual, The Onion nailed it.)
Elle's May issue sold a mere 275,000 copies, versus the title's year-to-date average of 328,500. The last issue of Elle to sell that badly was in May 2008 — another green issue, probably not coincidentally.
Discover also published a green issue this year, and also took a hit for it, selling 86,000 newsstand copies, compared to an average of 117,000 in the first half of 2007.

Look for politicians to figure out sometime around 2012 that everyone stopped listening to bogus global warming sermons in 2008.

The public agrees: Enough is enough.

Obama Heckled at Western Wall

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:56 AM

Don't expect this to make the nightly news:

The US presidential nominee was heckled as he visited the Western Wall in the early hours of Thursday morning, bowing his head in prayer and observing traditional custom by placing a folded piece of paper into the crevice of the wall.
Orthodox men interrupted their morning prayers to catch a glimpse of the Illinois senator, reaching out to shake his hand as he passed them by. But not all were taken by the Democrat. One yelled out: "Obama, Jerusalem is not for sale!" before Mr Obama was whisked away to his waiting plane.

Hamas, which openly calls for the destruction of Israel, endorses Obama, as he is widely understood to favor Muslim terrorists against their enemies, prominently including Israel. Yet most American Jews (though not all) are expected to vote for Obama, apparently out of sheer self-hatred.

The quintessence of phoniness.

Another Obamathon Memento

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:32 AM

Souvenirs have hit the market for the Berlin leg of the Obamessiah's heavily hyped traveling media extravaganza. This hot new poster comes via Michelle Malkin:


Obama's Berlin speech is to take place at the Siegessäule monument:

The Siegessäule — or Victory Column — was erected in memory of Prussia's victories over Denmark (1864), Austria (1866) and France (1870/71). The column originally stood in front of the Reichstag, Germany's parliament building, but was moved by Adolf Hitler to its current location in 1939 to make way for his planned transformation of Berlin into the Nazi capital "Germania."

You've got to hand it to Obama's puppeteers: they've got a real knack for symbolism.

Hat tip: Hot Air.

Rielle Hunter Blackout

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:51 AM

When is a bombshell not a bombshell? When it makes a prominent Democrat look bad.

Anyone who doesn't rely on the MSM for news knows by now that John Edwards, who made a big deal about his loyalty to his cancer-stricken wife during his failed presidential campaign, was actually cheating on her and presiding over an elaborate cover-up. He even has a love child with the radiant Rielle Hunter:


There are at least 10 eyewitnesses to corroborate the story of his getting caught with his pants down, which would have resulted in immediate screams of "I'll sue!" from the Breck Girl if it weren't completely true.

Yet Silky Pony has been considered a leading candidate for the hollow Obamessiah's VP, so the MSM is obediently silent. Slate reports on the lack of reporting:

—The New York Times doesn't tell you what happened yesterday.
—The print edition of the Washington Post doesn't tell you what happened yesterday.
Newsweek doesn't tell you what happened yesterday.
Time doesn't tell you what happened yesterday.
—Katie Couric didn't tell you what happened yesterday.
—Brian Williams didn't tell you what happened yesterday.
—Charlie Gibson didn't tell you what happened yesterday. […]
Has the gap between what the MSM lets you know and what happened — and what you can easily find out happened — ever been greater? …

The silver lining to the absurd and potentially catastrophic Obama campaign: when it's finally over, no one will ever take the establishment media seriously again.

On a tip from Burning Hot.

Our Current Level of Political Debate

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:24 AM

Obama being taken seriously as a presidential candidate almost makes sense in light of the entertainment community driving much of this country's political debate. Here's "Nas," a rapper with the IQ of a gerbil who, as noted yesterday, has taken a leading roll in an intimidation operation to punish Fox News for being too "racist" to join the Obama campaign:

Any Caucasian saying much less displaying the forbidden "N" word, even in private, can expect to have their career terminated immediately.

Not only does this cretin's vote count as much as yours, hordes of teenagers and wannabe teenagers of all ages are no doubt hanging on his every misinformed grunt.

On a tip from Smoke TNT.

Another Momento from the Magical Mystery Tour

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:07 AM

Via Atlas Shrugs, here's the Obamessiah shaking hands with Palestinian goon Mahmoud Abbas under the approving gaze of Abbas's predecessor, the corrupt terrorist dictator Yasser Arafat:


You won't see many pictures like this one; Obama's puppeteers have deftly steered the cameras away from the massive support their child candidate enjoys among the same folks who cheered and passed out candy on 9/11. Arabs have

been pushed out of the picture just like those two veiled Muslim-American girls who attended an Obama rally in Detroit not long ago.

Somehow I doubt this will stop Palestinians from filling the air with celebratory gunfire if the media is able to install this tasteless joke in the White House.

Liberal Media Tilt Approaches 100-to-1

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:47 AM

You have to hand it to the liberals who run the media: at least they put their money where their mouths are. Not content to gush an endless servile torrent of pro-Obama propaganda, members of the press corps are donating their own money to the cause they so slavishly serve — often in violation of the terms of their employment. Via IBD Editorials:

The contributions of individuals who reported being employed by major media organizations are listed in the nearby table.
The contributions add up to $315,533 to Democrats and $22,656 to Republicans — most of that to Ron Paul, who was supported by many liberals as a stalking horse to John McCain, a la Rush Limbaugh's Operation Chaos with Hillary and Obama.
What is truly remarkable about the list is that, discounting contributions to Paul and Rudy Giuliani, who was a favorite son for many folks in the media, the totals look like this: $315,533 to Democrats, $3,150 to Republicans (four individuals who donated to McCain).
Let me repeat: $315,533 to Democrats, $3,150 to Republicans — a ratio of 100-to-1. No bias there.


Anyone whose local affiliate is as moonbatty as the one in Phoenix will be unsurprised by the Fox News numbers.

Nothing could be more absurd than to expect objective political information from the mainstream media. It is a political institution — for all intents and purposes, the propaganda wing of the Democrat Party. Without its efforts, there is no way a left-wing radical with no serious credentials could threaten to become President of the United States.

Hat tip: Say Anything.

July 23, 2008

NASA: Global Warming Was Caused by Ocean Oscillations, Not CO2

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:37 PM

Despite the ironclad unanimous consensus that only totalitarianism can save us from a global warming apocalypse caused by mankind's CO2 emissions, scientists are still coming up with new theories to explain why it got slightly warmer during the twentieth century, and has been getting cooler ever since. Now we're told that 70% of the warming was due to Pacific Ocean oscillations. From NASA, via The Strata-Sphere:

[T]he radiative forcing from greenhouse gas emissions in the last century is not nearly enough to explain the upward trend of 0.7 deg. C in the last 100 years. This raises the question of whether there are natural processes at work which have caused most of that warming.
On this issue, it can be shown with a simple climate model that small cloud fluctuations assumed to occur with two modes of natural climate variability — the El Nino/La Nina phenomenon (Southern Oscillation), and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation — can explain 70% of the warming trend since 1900, as well as the nature of that trend: warming until the 1940s, no warming until the 1970s, and resumed warming since then.

This means that all the draconian measures being proposed to save us from the imaginary CO2 menace would have no perceptible effect on climate change.

There is one thing all sane people should be able to reach a real consensus on: the climate naturally fluctuates. Dancing around a bonfire and howling at the moon are as likely to change this fact as any economically ruinous government initiatives.

On a tip from Smoke TNT.

Moonbat Urine Stash Comes to Light in Denver

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:14 PM

It looks like Denver was right to want to "make it illegal to possess any noxious substance, such as human waste" during the Dem convention, to prevent moonbats from flinging bodily fluids at the grownups, just like the Gitmo terrorists they so admire.

The difference is, Muslim terrorists resort to bodily fluids when they are incarcerated and have nothing else at hand. Once liberals spring them from Gitmo, they will be back to building bombs. But for Recreate 68 types, bodily fluids are the weapon of first resort:

Denver firefighters have learned of a house full of urine being stored to throw at police. An internal memo is warning first responders that disgusting acts are a significant concern.

When moonbats are involved, disgusting acts are always a significant concern.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit; on a tip from V the K.

Moonbats Campaign against Fox News for Not Bowing Down to Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:35 AM

Nutroots lunatics don't even have their dime store messiah in the White House yet and already they are trying to stifle Fox News for failing to toe the pro-Obama line. A rap thug calling himself "Nas" (presumably short for "Nasty") is joining a campaign by and to punish the network for being "racist," — i.e., for not endorsing Obama and heavily slanting all coverage accordingly, as all the other networks have done.

Their campaign is heartily endorsed by their fellow militant kooks at Seattle PI, which absurdly accuses Bill O'Reilly of calling for the awful Michelle Obama to be lynched.

Another charge is that a Fox anchor made the very common error of mixing up Obama's name with that of Osama bin Laden, although the similarity in their names largely accounts for Obama's success among liberals; aside from being mulatto and capable of reading a teleprompter, he has no other qualification to be President.

No word on when will launch a campaign against Ted Kennedy…

…or CNN…


On a tip from Oiao.

A Snapshot from Obama's Touring Media Extravaganza

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:12 AM

Obama's traveling public relations spectacle has accomplished its mission by providing some excellent photo ops. From


On a tip from Bergbikr.

Katie Cupcake Weeps and Moans

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:17 AM

One of Obama's assistant lackeys, the CBS News anchor Katie Couric, seems to have resigned herself to a march to the tar pits. In a risibly fawning piece on, Couric bats her lashes and bubbles that it was "a delight" to interview the repugnant terrorist Yasser Arafat, but it seems the good times are receding in the rear view mirror for Katie and the rest of the dinosaur media. She mopes:

Unfortunately I have found out that many viewers are afraid of change. The glory days of TV news are over, and the media landscape has been dramatically changed. News is available now for everyone, everywhere, all the time, and everybody fights for the last pieces of the shrinking pie.

Because "many viewers are afraid of change," change has left the poor establishment media behind. Whatever you say, Miss Cupcake!

The somewhat ditzy woman who is paid $15 million a year to read a teleprompter on a half hour news program that virtually no one watches also complains that sexism has been holding her down.

I find myself in the last bastion of male dominance, and realizing what Hillary Clinton might have realized not long ago: that sexism in the American society is more common than racism, and certainly more acceptable or forgivable.

Don't cry, Katie. It makes you look like a raccoon.

katie couric
Katie Cupcake in happier times.

On tips from Lyle and Wiggins.

Time Magazine: Paying Taxes Is Not Enough

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:36 AM

Obama's alarming calls for the sort of "national service" normally associated with communist regimes and Nazi Germany will no doubt be backed to the hilt by his enablers in the media, particularly the execrable Time magazine. NewsBusters reports:

Time magazine isn't satisfied with reporting the news. It wants to play both journalist and lobbyist. Their website announced: "TIME is helping to lead a major push to make national service a priority in Washington. And we want you to get involved". In his "To Our Readers" article this week, Time Managing Editor Rick Stengel announced that Time has joined in a lobbying group called "Service Nation" to promote legislation for more federal government programs of volunteering. If the phrase "more federal government programs of volunteering" sounds strange, you're not on Time's wavelength.

Government volunteerism is an oxymoron. Government is about force. At best, the volunteer programs will be financed by money expropriated through coercion. At worse, volunteering will not be voluntary.

Time has been pouring its blessings upon liberal authoritarians like Mike Bloomberg and Arnold Schwarzenegger for their roles in hyping national service. A cover story on the topic included these ominous thoughts:

Today the two central acts of democratic citizenship are voting and paying taxes. That's basically it. The last time we demanded anything else from people was when the draft ended in 1973. And yes, there are libertarians who believe that government asks too much of us — and that the principal right in a democracy is the right to be left alone — but most everyone else bemoans the fact that only about half of us vote and don't do much more than send in our returns on April 15.

Bellyaching about the end of the draft offers some insight into how voluntary volunteerism would be if left to the liberal fascists who run the mainstream media, and who may soon have their avatar in the White House.

On a tip from Cheetah.

Enviromoonbat Tries to Glue Himself to Gordon Brown

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:58 AM

Given the nature of people who aren't just exploiting the global warming hoax to acquire power and wealth, but who actually believe in it, trying to dissuade them from their folly with facts probably isn't going to work. For example, an envirokook has tried to superglue himself to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Dan Glass, a 24-year-old member of Plane Stupid, which campaigns against airport expansion, tried to attach himself to Brown's suit as he was about to shake hands with the premier at his Downing Street residence.
Glass, who had been invited to the event held to recognise the British voluntary sector, asked Brown why the government was ignoring public objections to the construction of a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport.

According to moonbats, necessary expansion of the airport will cause global warming — and as Glass told Brown while trying to glue himself to him, "we cannot shake away climate change like you can just shake away my arm."

This is authorities' just reward for exploiting environmental cases by treating them as if they were sane.

Imagine wanting to be glued to Gordon Brown. Now that is sick.

On tips from CWKing and Burning Hot.

Obama Remakes Plane in His Own Image

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:41 AM

Just in time for his overseas media extravaganza, the Obamessiah's 757 is back in service after undergoing a month-long, $500,000 overhaul. As you can see, Obama remade the gigantic jet in his own image.





Remember, patriotism isn't showing how much you love your country by proudly displaying Old Glory. It's "accepting your responsibility to do your part to change it" into some other country.

As if the flag-removing makeover weren't symbolic enough, the Obama campaign has been providing media sycophants who fly aboard the plane with little kits that include ear plugs and a blindfold, possibly to keep reality at bay while they wallow in vacuous hype.

On tips from Lyle and Burning Hot.

TV Ads Cause Global Warming

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:53 AM

Television ads aren't just irritating and politically correct to the point of inducing nausea — they cause global warming.

The consulting firm TrinityP3 has made itself useful to the liberal establishment by proclaiming that 30-second ads can produce as much as 2135 kg of apocalypse-inflicting carbon emissions.

The solution is obvious: ban all advertising at once. Free-market television will collapse. Then public television can fill the gap, with hour after hour of Masterpiece Theatre interspersed with Bill Moyers's denunciations of America. When people turn to watching paint dry for entertainment, the energy savings will rescue the polar bears from certain doom.

On a tip from mega.

July 22, 2008

Puppy Love

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:52 PM

Just how much do the shallow left-wing phonies who dominate the media love the image they've created for the adolescent Marxist they're trying to install in the White House? This gives an idea:

On a tip from Oiao.

Democrat Fat Cats Avoid Gas Tax

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:37 PM

There is a time when even Democrat big wigs don't like taxes — namely, when they themselves have to pay them. Fortunately they have been spared the unpleasantness of paying gas taxes as they begin to gather in Denver to coronate the boy socialist Barack Obama, who calls granting normal Americans a reprieve from the gas tax "a gimmick." From the Rocky Mountain News:

The committee hosting the Democratic National Convention is using the city's gas pumps to fill up on fuel, avoiding state and federal highway taxes, officials said today.

The Obamessiah has been too busy preening on his media tour to comment on how much he likes this neat gimmick.

As for the little people:

In Colorado, consumers pay 40.4 cents in taxes on every gallon of gasoline. That includes the federal gasoline tax of 18.4 cents per gallon and the Colorado gasoline tax of 22 cents per gallon.

Enjoy your current level of taxation while you can, Coloradans. If Dems take over the White House, it will be rising sharply.

On a tip from V the K.

Moonbattery Piles Up on Montreal Sidewalks

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:41 AM

Moonbattery is making a mess of Montreal sidewalks. Acting on a union complaint, a labor arbitrator has decreed that sweeping sidewalks is the exclusive domain of blue collar workers, striking down a bylaw requiring owners to clean up in front of their shops and apartments.

According to property-owner Peter Sergakis, this means sidewalks won't get clean:

The blue-collar workers wouldn't bend to pick up a cigarette butt. They're spoiled. I don't have much faith that they're going to clean the sidewalk. I think we're going to go back to the dirt.


[Union president Michel] Parent said the city should hire more workers if it wants a tidy city.

To actually get anything clean using union labor, it's going to take a lot more workers:

In the winter of 2006, as potholes cratered Montreal streets, an internal city investigation secretly followed three work crews. The 10 workers enjoyed marathon lunch breaks but only managed to fill nine potholes over three days.

There you have it, socialism in a nutshell: The government expropriates money to pay bums to do nothing while the world goes to seed.

On tips from Michael W. and Lyle.

Carolyn McCarthy Sued by Gun Owner

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:05 AM

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) is a one-issue politician who first ran for Congress after her husband was executed for being Caucasian on the Long Island Rail Road in the infamous 1993 massacre. The killer was Colin Ferguson, a Frankenstein monster created by liberal ideology, who came to the USA from Jamaica and killed six random white people and wounded 19 others for being racists.

Since Ferguson, an oppressed person of color, couldn't be blamed for the atrocity, Carolyn McCarthy decided it must have been his gun's fault. She devoted her life to robbing law-abiding citizens of our constitutional right to bear arms.

This poster woman for liberal totalitarianism is in the news again after she apparently sent the police to seize the gun collection of Gabriel Razzano of Freeport, Long Island, after Razzano, who doesn't seem to like her politics, made a scene at her office. His response has been to borrow a page from the liberal playbook by suing McCarthy and the Nassau PD for $5 million.

Too bad Razzano wasn't on that train in 1993 with one of the legally owned guns they've confiscated from him. Not only might Denis McCarthy still be alive, we'd all be spared from having his horrid wife in Congress.

McCarthy has decided that only mad dog killers ought to have guns.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Britain's Neets: The Fruits of Social Engineering

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:20 AM

Liberal policies invariably punish the diligent, responsible, and hardworking, while rewarding the shiftless and parasitical. You might wonder what the objective could be. Britain, which has been run by liberals for long enough that the entire culture is collapsing, offers a clue:

Nearly one in five UK 16 and 17-year-olds is a Neet — neither in employment, education or training — a study seen by the BBC suggests.

Soon these youths will graduate from throwing rocks through people's windows to becoming the perfect socialist subjects — utterly unfit to do anything but watch television, vote Labour, and soak up government handouts.

On a tip from V the K.

Muslim Terrorist to Plaster NYC Subways with Islamic Propaganda

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:00 AM

If they're going to light up the Empire State Building in green to honor Islamic holidays, why not plaster the subways of post-9/11 New York with Islamic propaganda?

NEW YORK — A Muslim group, in collaboration with a Brooklyn imam once investigated as a possible co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, paid $48,000 to run Islamic advertisements on the city's subway cars this September.

September: what a tasteful time of year to commence a campaign designed to rub New Yorkers' faces in Islam, assuring that no one forgets another attack could come at any moment.

[T]he effort to plaster 1,000 subway cars with pro-Islamic messages has given new life to the controversy that has surrounded the radical imam, Siraj Wahhaj, who is promoting the campaign.

An example of the wit and wisdom of Siraj Wahhaj, who provided supportive testimony to liberal lawyer Lynne Stewart's friend, the blind sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman:

In time, this so-called democracy will crumble, and there will be nothing, and the only thing that will remain will be Islam.

Maybe one day Muslims will push the envelope so far that New Yorkers will throw off their political correctness and respond to the menace appropriately. But if I really believed that were possible, I would probably still live there.

Islam means "submission."

On tips from Matt L and Varla.

The Goracle Debates

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:05 AM

Wouldn't it be fun to watch Al Gore attempt to defend his preposterous lies against scientists who have too much integrity to take part in the global warming scam? It's not going to happen, but has provided the next best thing by creating a video that pits the Goracle against people who actually know what they're talking about.

Explains executive director Steve Milloy:

Al Gore has refused multiple invitations to debate in-person about global warming. So we've decided to let video of his previous remarks do the talking for him.

In case you missed it, here's the Goracle versus the experts on the topic of whether CO2 really drives global temperature — an allegation for which there is no evidence whatsoever:

It is not CO2 that produces warmth, but the reverse. Since life likes warmth, and life produces CO2, the warmer it gets, the more animals there are, the more CO2 is in the air. This is why rises in CO2 levels lag behind rises in temperature by 800 years.

In light of this fact, the entire global warming farce collapses. So the fact is simply ignored.

Hat tip: Burning Hot.

Newspapers Retract

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:27 AM

No wonder the press is so hostile to the capitalist system that makes our lifestyle possible. The free market isn't being kind to the dinosaur media, which is having a hard time adapting to the fluidity of a dynamic marketplace.

A Project for Excellence in Journalism study finds that newspapers are retracting:

Stories are shorter overall, the study found, and staff coverage tends to focus on local and community news.
"America's newspapers are narrowing their reach and their ambitions and becoming niche reads," the study said.
The results show that papers carry fewer stories on foreign and national news and devote less space to business, science and arts reporting, and many have reduced the crossword puzzle and eliminated television and stock listings.

Soon the mighty newspapers that pride themselves on controlling our opinions will be reduced to community fliers, devoted to keeping locals up to date on bake sales and bingo schedules.

It must stick in the craw of editors to have to provide readers with something they can use. Under socialism, they could shovel down their leftist propaganda from on high, and the government would pay them whether anyone wanted to read it or not.

On a tip from James K.

Only Half of Voters Are Aware That Media Is in the Tank for Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:55 AM

Here's a surprise: According to Rasmussen, only 49% of voters admit having noticed that the media is trying to install Barack Obama in the White House. It must be summertime; no one is paying attention to the news. But this percentage is sure to go up in light of the MSM's flagship newspaper, the New York Times, refusing to publish a McCain rebuttal to an editorial supposedly written by Obama.

Another surprise: 24% are so out of touch, they believe that most reporters will attempt to offer unbiased coverage. This is the same percentage that has a favorable opinion of the New York Times. Apparently a quarter of the population has already been assimilated.

At the furthest reaches of the lunatic fringe, 14% think the media will help McCain. That's probably half the number who think Dick Cheney blew up the World Trade Center.

On a tip from Burning Hot.

Obey. Assimilate. Vote Obama.

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:38 AM

America Is an Obamanation has created some artwork that the mainstream media might want to use as a popcorn frame. Maybe modern technology will allow them to use the image in print media so that only the subconscious perceives it.


Or, having pretty much abandoned subtlety and any tired pretentions that they report the news rather than stage and package it to advance their liberal agenda, the dinosaur media could just plaster this across billboards.

Obama Puppeteers Ban the Color Green

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:10 AM

When the networks' Three Stooges agreed to follow Obama on his Magical Mystery Tour, they may have thought they would have the whip hand. After all, if it weren't for the efforts of the MSM, no one ever would have taken the Obama campaign seriously. However, it has a life of its own now, and it is Obama's mysterious handlers who are in control, not his sycophants in the media. The Obama machine even tells the press how to dress. For example, reporters are not allowed to wear green.

Despite Hamas's endorsement of him, Obama's longtime church's endorsement of Hamas, and Hamas's aggressive campaign efforts on Obama's behalf, Obama's camp wants people to stop associating him with the Islamic terror group, the official color of which is green — thus the ban.

No, I'm not making this up.

Next, the campaign will dictate that reporters must touch their foreheads to the ground before addressing their pre-approved questions to the Obamessiah.

Presumably they've also ordered Hamas to be more subtle in its support.

On a tip from General Jack D. Ripper.

July 21, 2008

Even Andrea Mitchell Notices Phoniness of Obama Tour

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:27 PM

Even some moonbats have enough journalistic integrity to be disgusted by the contrived spectacle Obama's handlers have been staging in the Middle East. Andrea Mitchell gripes:

Let me just say something about the message management. He didn't have reporters with him, he didn't have a press pool, he didn't do a press conference while he was on the ground in either Afghanistan or Iraq. What you're seeing is not reporters brought in. You're seeing selected pictures taken by the military, questions by the military, and what some would call fake interviews, because they're not interviews from a journalist. So, there's a real press issue here. Politically it's smart as can be. But we've not seen a presidential candidate do this, in my recollection, ever before.

It's as if she's surprised to have learned that the fake candidate is running a fake campaign. But that won't stop her from voting for him.

They don't come less genuine. Via The Freedom Brothers.

On a tip from Oiao.

Muslim Terrorists Providing Security for BHO

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:04 PM

An advantage of making Barack Hussein Obama President has finally come to light. We wouldn't have to worry about him being assassinated by Muslim terrorists, because they correctly perceive him as being on their side. During the Palestinian leg of his absurd media tour, terrorists from the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades were picked to provide security for him.

Said one jihadi:

Maybe the Israelis will try something because of Obama's policy on Israel, which the Zionists don't like, but we will certainly protect Obama.

Actually, this choice for security might not have been the best idea. Obama is a Hamas man. His church of 20 years supports the terror cult, which is considered even more psychotic than the rival Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade. In the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, phone banks are run on Obama's behalf.

Meanwhile, Israel just arrested six Arabs for plotting to kill President Bush.


On a tip from Smoke TNT.

NY Times Refuses to Run McCain Rebuttal

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:40 AM

The New York Times does have one redeeming quality: its open-minded editorial page. Just last year it ran an editorial by a representative of the Islamic terror group Hamas. As its Public Editor Clark Hoyt explained:

Op-ed pages are for debate, but if you get only one side, that's not debate. And that's not healthy.

However, there are limits:

An editorial written by Republican presidential hopeful McCain has been rejected by the NEW YORK TIMES — less than a week after the paper published an essay written by Obama, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.
The paper's decision to refuse McCain's direct rebuttal to Obama's 'My Plan for Iraq' has ignited explosive charges of media bias in top Republican circles.

These Republicans are missing the big difference between McCain and Obama. McCain is wrong and Obama is right — about everything. Just ask anyone in the mainstream media.

Voters need to be protected against being swayed by the wrong candidate. Thank you New York Times, for your willingness to sacrifice even the most basic standards of fairness and journalistic integrity to your higher calling of civic service!

On tips from Refuter of Liberal Vermin.

Alleged Libertarian Bob Barr Endorses Goracle's Call for Totalitarian Measures

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:03 AM

In case anyone has been driven by sheer desperation to consider voting for Bob Barr:

Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr praised Al Gore, who challenged the United States Thursday to run on 100 percent zero-carbon electricity within 10 years.

According to Barr, the Goracle's apocalyptic hysteria "makes sense." How our civilization could quickly rid itself of the fossil fuels upon which the economy is based without massive government coercion — not to mention extreme economic hardship — was left unexplained. Gore himself called for taxing carbon emissions — i.e., all human activity.

Barr opines that the global warming hoax, a transparent cover for the imposition of a command-and-control economy, is something the other candidates haven't "sufficiently addressed" — by which he seems to mean, "bought into."

By siding with totalitarianism against individual liberty, Barr emphasizes that the Libertarian Party is a haven not so much for classical liberals, as for misfits too kooky to vote for parties that might win.

Unsurprisingly, McCain and Obama praised the Goracle's unhinged speech too. But at least they had better things to do than attend it. McCain and Barr do differentiate themselves from the complete lunatics by endorsing nuclear energy, unlike Gore, who wants us to get by on windmills and pixie dust. As for Obama, he just wants to eat his waffle — and, of course, raise taxes:

Global Warming Could Make You Get Stung by a Wasp

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:21 AM

Never mind that global warming stopped years ago, and that Russian scientists confirm that it never had anything to do with carbon dioxide anyway. The important thing is to panic. The latest horror unleashed by hoaxers in the media is wasps:

Insect stings have been on the rise in Alaska, and experts think that global warming could be to blame. A recent report shows steady increases statewide in patients seeking medical care for insect stings.
The report also noted that in 2006 two people in Fairbanks died due to anaphylactic shock after being stung by small hornet relatives known as yellow jackets — the first time such deaths have been reported in the city.

Finally — actual deaths linked to global warming. May the Goracle be praised for his foresight! Of course, like peanuts, wasps are life threatening only if you are allergic to them.

Although the National Geographic report admits that yellow jackets are not vectors for disease, it neglects to mention that they are beneficial insects because they are significant predators of pest insects that eat our crops and gardens. They also keep down the fly population. In large numbers, they might even be used on moonbats.

Unlike global warming hoaxers, yellow jackets are our friends.

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Obama Nation World Tour Souvenirs

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:46 AM

Obama's trio of press secretaries, also known as the Three Stooges, are helping to hype their master's long-overdue trip to Iraq by following along like the gawping groupies they are. For those who stopped wasting their time on network news back in the Dan Rather days, the Three Stooges now consist of Brian Williams (NBC), Katie "Cupcake" Couric (CBS), and some hack from ABC whose name escapes me. (Oh yeah, Charles Gibson.)

Via Michelle Malkin, here's an official poster to commemorate their magical mystery tour:


Other souvenirs of this major media even include this T-shirt courtesy of America Is an Obamination:


Michelle Malkin has more souvenir shirts.

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Another Wheel Comes Off the Global Warming Hoax

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:09 AM

David Evans pokes yet another hole in the Goracle's fictional consensus:

I devoted six years to carbon accounting, building models for the Australian Greenhouse Office. I am the rocket scientist who wrote the carbon accounting model (FullCAM) that measures Australia's compliance with the Kyoto Protocol, in the land use change and forestry sector.
FullCAM models carbon flows in plants, mulch, debris, soils and agricultural products, using inputs such as climate data, plant physiology and satellite data. I've been following the global warming debate closely for years.
When I started that job in 1999 the evidence that carbon emissions caused global warming seemed pretty good: CO2 is a greenhouse gas, the old ice core data, no other suspects.
The evidence was not conclusive, but why wait until we were certain when it appeared we needed to act quickly? Soon government and the scientific community were working together and lots of science research jobs were created. We scientists had political support, the ear of government, big budgets, and we felt fairly important and useful (well, I did anyway). It was great. We were working to save the planet.
But since 1999 new evidence has seriously weakened the case that carbon emissions are the main cause of global warming, and by 2007 the evidence was pretty conclusive that carbon played only a minor role and was not the main cause of the recent global warming. As Lord Keynes famously said, "When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?"

If you're an unrepentant hoaxer, what you do is ratchet up the hysterical rhetoric about how we have only 10 years to remake society more radically than the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia or the planet is doomed.

Evans explains the simple tactic used to dupe millions of fools into sheepishly buying into the hoax, and asks a question that ought to be obvious:

So far that debate has just consisted of a simple sleight of hand: show evidence of global warming, and while the audience is stunned at the implications, simply assert that it is due to carbon emissions.
In the minds of the audience, the evidence that global warming has occurred becomes conflated with the alleged cause, and the audience hasn't noticed that the cause was merely asserted, not proved.
If there really was any evidence that carbon emissions caused global warming, don't you think we would have heard all about it ad nauseam by now?

Evans also presents an excellent argument for cowardly "conservatives" not to play along with the liberal hoax. Plans are underway to deliberately wreck Western economies as a price that must be paid for acquiring totalitarian power in the name of the environment. But despite the media's complicity, it is becoming increasingly common knowledge that the climate change crisis does not exist, nor would it have anything to do with human activity if it did.

If our liberal overlords manage to plunge the world economy into depression based on a "crisis" understood to be a lie, the villagers are going to come for them with torches ablaze. However, this won't be much benefit to so-called conservatives who didn't have the spine to stand up to the hoax before the damage was done.

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Hype: The Obama Effect

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:43 AM

How is it possible that a left-wing radical with virtually no relevant experience can be taken seriously as a presidential candidate? Don't look for the media to offer any insight into the absurd yet terrifying Obama phenomenon: it's the media that drives it. But we might get some answers from the movie Hype: The Obama Effect, which will be available on DVD September 1. Here's the trailer:

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Castles under Siege

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:19 AM

In the moonbat madhouse formerly known as Great Britain, you don't have to shake a stick at spoliating hooligans to get in trouble with police; just taking their picture is enough:

David Green, 64, and his neighbours had been plagued by the youths from a nearby comprehensive school for months, and was advised by their headmaster to identify them so action could be taken.
But when Mr Green left his £1million London flat to take photographs of the gang, who were aged around 17, he said one threatened to kill him while another called the police on his mobile.
And he claimed that a Police Community Support Officer sent to the scene promptly issued a warning that taking pictures of youths without permission was illegal, and could lead to a charge of assault.

That will teach Mr. Green for not being more stoic about the rocks the punks have been throwing at his apartment.

If a man's home is his castle, not even moats would make British homes safe. A worse threat even than a generation of snot-nosed brats raised in a climate of pure moonbattery is the liberal authorities who engineered the whole mess. Britain now features 1,043 laws that can be used as pretexts for Big Brother's agents to force their way into your home or business. Half of them have been introduced since the country disastrously fell to Labour 11 years ago.

For example, the authorities have granted themselves the privilege of kicking down your door so as to seize your refrigerator if it doesn't have the correct energy rating. It's duties like this that keep them too busy to deal with minor annoyances like packs of thugs throwing rocks through your windows.

A friendly hello in Mr. Green's pricey London neighborhood.

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Robert Redford Fights Global Warming with Slam Poetry

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:30 AM

More humor from NPR, which recently asked us to weep for obese welfare queens who have had to cut down on ice cream:

Robert Redford has been fighting on behalf of the environment for more than 30 years. From producing documentary films about solar power to lobbying Congress, his work has been both in the field and inside the Beltway. These days, he has a new venue for environmental activism: slam poetry.

The purpose of Redford's involvement with slam poetry is to get "young people involved in the fight against global warming."

Here's audio of the interview, which also includes an actual young person, Lauren Whitehead, associate director of Youth Speaks (mute your speakers before clicking link). Lauren opines that it is "quite profound" to hear her fellow slam poets demonstrate how the global warming farce is tied to "race and poverty and gender," although she admits that people in the audience "do get a little bored, I'm not gonna lie."

No doubt NPR producers feel her pain.

Here's how slam poetry is defined at Urban Dictionary:

The poetry that thrives in a culture of non-readers. Very sincere, bad poetry. Delivered in front of and given encouragement from a small group of people who are also bad poets. Slam poets think that their poetry is more powerful if they just yell it. Sincerely painful to listen to. It's bad poetry. They try very hard, but they have no idea what they're doing.

It looks like Redford has found the perfect medium at last. He might want to take another stab at recasting communist executioner Che Guevara as a hero, this time in spontaneous verse instead of on film.

Maybe NPR moonbats could try delivering their version of the news as slam poetry. The nice thing about taxpayer funding is they have nothing to lose, since we have to pay for NPR whether we listen to it or not.

Lauren Whitehead, boring young person.

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Obama: All About Change

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:48 AM

Obama is about change all right. His opinions on foreign policy change so fast, our own troops won't be able to keep up. His handlers have even been trying to change history.

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July 20, 2008

Obama Plans to Be President for 8 to 10 Years

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:21 PM

The gaffable junior Senator from Illinois has once again demonstrated just how much of a dope you can be and still get a degree from Harvard, provided you have the correct ethnic qualifications. Today on CBS's Deface the Nation, Obama implied that he will be President for "the next 8 to 10 years."

Apparently the repeal of the 22nd Amendment is another aspect of the Change he will deliver, along with surrender to terrorists and steeply higher taxes. Or maybe he thinks he's entitled to rule for an extra couple of years, since he campaigned in 57 states instead of the usual 50.

Too bad McCain doesn't make blunders this idiotic. TV audiences would be treated to some hilarious one-liners. But there's to be no joking where the Obamessiah is concerned, because he's "not a comical figure."

Remember: Not a comical figure. Via

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Denver Moves to Ban Possessing Human Waste

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:42 PM

It looks like Denver understands what it has brought upon itself.

In an attempt to prevent violent moonbats from wreaking havoc at the Democrat convention, where they plan to "recreate 68" (i.e., the appalling riots that occurred at the 1968 Dem convention in Chicago), authorities have moved to "make it illegal to possess any noxious substance, such as human waste."

You know moonbattery is flourishing when laws like this become necessary.

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Tax Rates Could Top 50% under Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:18 PM

As Obama's background makes clear, "change" in the context of his alarming campaign means socialism. So it should come as no surprise that if we bring upon ourselves the tragedy of an Obama presidency, some will have more than half of their income expropriated by the government:

The Democratic presidential candidate is proposing not only raising the federal income tax, but also adding a Social Security tax for those Americans earning more than $250,000 a year. For New Yorkers, that could mean that if the current Social Security rate is applied, the marginal tax rate, or rate on every extra dollar earned, could rise to 58%.

Michael Graetz, who teaches tax law at Yale Law School, states the obvious:

If the economy remains soft through next year — and it seems unlikely that it will be robust — it would be a very bad time to raise taxes of any sort, but particularly to raise them in this way.

But then, if the point of Democrat policy is to strengthen the party by making more people dependent on government handouts, this could be the ideal time to jack taxes through the ceiling, potentially throwing hundreds of thousands out of work and onto the welfare rolls.

In Russia, in took a bloody civil war to impose communism. In the Land of Liberty, it seems it may only require decades of media control by the hard left, incrementally edging us into Bolshevism by propping up candidates like Obama.


Hat tip: Atlas Shrugs; on a tip from Burning Hot.

MSNBC Calls for Surrender to Mexico

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:43 PM

Occasionally our unconscionably irresponsible excuse for a government makes a few token gestures in acknowledgment that its most fundamental duty is to defend the country from foreign invasion. But even these are too much for the moonbats at MSNBC, who call for an end to the "crackdown" on the millions of colonists pouring like the Mongol Horde over our undefended southern border. The primary reason: regarding illegal aliens as illegal may prevent them from fully exploiting all the freebies to which liberal bureaucrats have decreed they are entitled:

By law, illegal immigrants are ineligible for food stamps — unless there is at least one U.S. citizen in their household, which describes all U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants.
In many cases, illegal immigrants can also receive emergency medical treatment, short-term government disaster relief and immunization against communicable diseases. Their children can attend public schools.
States may provide other benefits, such as driver's licenses and worker's compensation, In Kansas, for example, illegal immigrants can get tuition breaks at state universities and colleges.
And yet, estimates are that several million illegal immigrants — more precise figures are impossible to calculate, because illegal immigrants typically live under the radar — actively shun such support, fearing that government agents will swoop in and whisk them away.

How tragic that fear of authorities actually doing their job by enforcing the law could prevent the colonists from fully enjoying their bonanza of benefits.

Thanks to the anchor baby insanity, the next generation of invaders will be regarded as US citizens. Nothing will prevent them from collecting these goodies and many more at taxpayers' expense. But as we have seen, this will not stop the media from whimpering over their plight.

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July 19, 2008

EPA Bids for Totalitarian Powers

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:52 AM

When the Goracle bellows to a receptive establishment that we must end the "carbon age" within 10 years or be doomed, does it mean that liberals are so insane as to believe we can run our economy without fossil fuels within a decade? Not at all: what it means, if the left has its way, is a form of totalitarianism more restrictive than anything Stalin could have imagined. From today's Wall Street Journal:

In a huge document released last Friday, the EPA lays out the thousands of carbon controls with which they'd like to shackle the whole economy. Central planning is too artful a term for the EPA's nanomanagement.

The beginning of the end for freedom in America might have been the Supreme Court's preposterous declaration that CO2 — which we exhale when we breathe, which has no proven ill effects, and which plants require to survive — can be regulated by federal environazis as a "pollutant" — along with other "greenhouse gases," presumably including the #1 greenhouse gas, water vapor.

The EPA has responded with a 588-page "advance notice of proposed rulemaking" that promises federal regulation of pretty much everything, from cow farts to lawnmowers. Even the hulls of boats will have to be manufactured in accordance with the imperious dictates of EPA enviroweenies.

The simple strategy is to set limits on emissions of absolutely harmless "greenhouse gases" so low that everyone is in violation, and therefore has to come to the government with hat in hand, pleading for special permission to exist. As the EPA puts it:

We expect that the entire country would be in nonattainment.

The EPA has also taken upon itself the duty of levying taxes, also known as "fees" on the carbon emissions that all human activities produce. It is in effect bidding to become another branch of government, more powerful than the others combined and with no accountability to voters whatsoever. The other branches will be more than happy to take cover behind the environment bureaucracy's unaccountability, exactly as the executive and legislative branches have so often hidden behind the skirts of the Supremes on issues that involve running roughshod over the interests of voters.

Now would be an excellent time to remember the wise words of Leonardo da Vinci:

It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.

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British Educrats to Preach Islamic Values in Compulsory Classes

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:51 AM

The campaign by Britain's quisling leadership to forcibly Islamify the population continues:

State school pupils are set to be taught Islamic traditions and values in compulsory citizenship lessons.
The move — part of a package of initiatives announced by Communities Secretary Hazel Blears yesterday — is designed to curb extremism.
Education campaigners warned however against giving Islam a privileged position over other faiths.
Other plans announced by Miss Blears also drew criticism — including a state-funded panel of Islamic scholars and theologians to provide community leadership.

Only liberals could be depraved enough to come up with "curbing extremism" as the pretext for ramming Islam down children's throats.

At least Hazel Bleary will soon be wearing a burka.

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July 18, 2008

Bush Is a Failure, Would You Like Some Fruit?

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:37 PM

It's just as well that Nancy 9% Pelosi, who has been loudly projecting her failure at the President, seems to focus most of her attention on running the Congressional cafeteria. To paraphrase her fellow San Franciscan Dirty Harry, a moonbat's got to know her limitations.

New artwork from Hugh:


Andy Borowitz Offers Permitted Obama Jokes

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:04 AM

Establishment comedians are afraid to poke even light-hearted fun at Obama, because they don't want to threaten his chances of election or be denounced as racists. Some have even subjected themselves to ridicule by claiming that the Obamessiah is too flawless to make fun of. However, being perfect, Obama can withstand a few laughs. The Borowitz Report lists jokes approved by the Obama campaign for use by late night comics:

Barack Obama and a kangaroo pull up to a gas station. The gas station attendant takes one look at the kangaroo and says, "You know, we don't get many kangaroos here." Barack Obama replies, "At these prices, I'm not surprised. That's why we need to reduce our dependence on foreign oil."
A traveling salesman knocks on the door of a farmhouse, and much to his surprise, Barack Obama answers the door. The salesman says, "I was expecting the farmer's daughter." Barack Obama replies, "She's not here. The farm was foreclosed on because of subprime loans that are making a mockery of the American Dream."
A horse walks into a bar. The bartender says, "Why the long face?" Barack Obama replies, "His jockey just lost his health insurance, which should be the right of all Americans."
Q: What's black and white and red all over? Barack Obama: The New Yorker magazine, which should be embarrassed after publishing such a tasteless and offensive cover, which I reject and denounce.
A Christian, a Jew and Barack Obama are in a rowboat in the middle of the ocean. Barack Obama says, "This joke isn't going to work because there's no Muslim in this boat."

In case anyone in the entertainment industry wants to risk going off the reservation, here again is a slide show that might give them some ideas:

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The Persistence of Memory

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:44 AM

Kudos to Republican candidate Bob Schaffer for using a tactic against his opponent Mark Udall in the Colorado Senate race that we ought to see more often. Schaffer hung him on his own words regarding the war that Democrats voted to start and now want us to lose:

On a tip from John R.

NPR: Economy Is Forcing Fat People to Starve

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:27 AM

Check out the picture accompanying a tear-jerking NPR piece that weeps for Americans who are cutting down on food because they can't afford it due to the horrible economy:

Shapely figures courtesy of food stamps.

Public media: your tax dollar at work. Socialism can't even produce socialist propaganda as competently as the free market.

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PETA Still Digging for New Lows

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:54 AM

It's getting harder for the animal-exterminating kooks at PETA to push the envelope of bad taste. Their latest effort:

Animal rights group PETA is rolling out its controversial "Sex Talk" ad — in which two parents urge their daughter to have a lot of sex and "pop out all the kids you want" — in the top 10 teen pregnancy states to promote spaying and neutering of pets.
The 30-second commercial was launched in January in Britney and Jamie Lynn Spears' hometown of Kentwood, La., after news emerged of then 16-year-old Jamie Lynn's pregnancy. The "Zoey 101" star, who turned 17 in April, has since given birth to a baby girl.

Now the ad is running in cities across the country. Explains PETA spokeskook Melissa Karpel:

It's a fun, edgy way to get the message out about a very serious issue.

"Edgy" is Moonbattese for vulgar and obnoxious. Karpel carps:

It's irresponsible to let your children have unprotected sex and it's irresponsible to not spay and neuter your animals when we're in an animal overpopulation crisis in the United States.

That is, not getting your pet fixed is as bad as not providing your school-age children with birth control, which is regarded by liberals as a cardinal sin.

As PETA President Ingrid Newkirk made clear with her famous words, "A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy," PETA freaks are not capable of discerning between humans and animals.

On a tip from Matt L.

APS Confesses: Emperor Has No Clothes

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:27 AM

Even as the Goracle ratchets up his shrill rhetoric, the wheels have begun to come off the global warming hoax. You can fool some of the people some of the time, but how long can you keep lying about the weather? Even the scientific establishment, which has a major financial stake in keeping climate change hysteria in high gear, is beginning to admit that Prince Albert's new clothes consist of his birthday suit. From DailyTech:

The American Physical Society, an organization representing nearly 50,000 physicists, has reversed its stance on climate change and is now proclaiming that many of its members disbelieve in human-induced global warming. The APS is also sponsoring public debate on the validity of global warming science. The leadership of the society had previously called the evidence for global warming "incontrovertible."
In a posting to the APS forum, editor Jeffrey Marque explains,"There is a considerable presence within the scientific community of people who do not agree with the IPCC conclusion that anthropogenic CO2 emissions are very probably likely to be primarily responsible for global warming that has occurred since the Industrial Revolution."
The APS is opening its debate with the publication of a paper by Lord Monckton of Brenchley, which concludes that climate sensitivity — the rate of temperature change a given amount of greenhouse gas will cause — has been grossly overstated by IPCC modeling. A low sensitivity implies additional atmospheric CO2 will have little effect on global climate.

That might explain why temperatures have been going down for the last 10 years and are expected to continue to do so for another decade, even while CO2 levels go up — to the great benefit of agriculture.

But the fact that CO2 does not cause global warming, which is no longer even happening, isn't enough to stop the International Energy Agency from proposing that we spend $45 trillion (not a typo) to combat it. By spending three times the size of the entire US economy, we could allegedly cut the harmless carbon emissions generated in energy production by one half. Emissions form agriculture, transportation, construction, et cetera aren't included. If the problem were real, the $45 trillion would barely put a dent in it, though it would probably plunge the world economy into depression.

Thankfully, it looks like we will pull back from the edge, before enviromoonbattery causes us to plunge into the abyss.

Hat tip: Watts Up With That? On tips from mega, Bergbikr, and Burning Hot.

Seven-Inch Knife Discovered in Sandwich

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:21 AM

Fast food customers looking to get something for nothing are getting more creative. Rather than the usual thumb or dead mouse, John Agnesini of NYC found a 7-inch knife blade in his "Cold Cut Trio" sandwich from Subway.

He says he saw the blade sticking out before he started eating the sandwich. Being too squeamish to cut his lip before "discovering" the blade, he's only demanding $1 million.

Who knows, maybe there really was a great big knife in his sandwich. But Agnesini had a better motive to put it there than Subway.

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Prince Albert, Hierophant of the Hypocrites

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:12 AM

Yesterday the Goracle gave a major sermon, at which he proclaimed that we must focus our civilization on the objective of totally eliminating the use of the fossil fuels that make it run within 10 years or the earth will suffer irreparable harm from innocuous carbon emissions.

Gore's own Alliance for Climate Protection estimates that this unnecessary task could cost $3 trillion. But if liberals know anything, it's that taxpayers have plenty of money.

Ever the master of understatement, Gore shrieked:

The survival of the United States of America as we know it is at risk. The future of human civilization is at stake.

Americans for Prosperity reports on the event:

Of course, we saw plenty of hypocrisy — especially the fact that Gore didn't ride his bike or take public transportation to the event. He didn't even take his Prius! Instead, he brought a fleet of two Lincoln Town Cars and a Chevy Suburban SUV! Even worse, the driver of the Town Car that eventually whisked away Gore's wife and daughter left the engine idling and the AC cranking for 20 minutes before they finally left!
Check it out in our video from the scene:

Does the Nobel Committee grant prizes for flagrant hypocrisy?

Hat tips: This Goes to 11, Michelle Malkin; on tips from Wiggins, Matt L, mega, General Jack D. Ripper, and Burning Hot.

July 17, 2008

Pelosi Calls Bush a "Total Failure"

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:25 PM

Lashing out with a conspicuous lack of dignity, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi publicly announced today that the President is a "total failure."

Her Senate counterpart Harry Reid chimed in:

Who would be afraid of him? He's got a 29 percent approval rating.

Pelousy and Weed can only dream of 29% approval ratings. According to a recent Rasmussen poll, the approval rating for Congress under their leadership has fallen to 9%. O.J. Simpson is probably more popular. Instead of throwing rocks at Bush, they ought to be keeping watch at their windows for villagers with torches and pitchforks.

If Bush is a total failure, what does that make these clowns?

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Guardian Moonbats Discover Environmentalism's Shrieking Authoritarianism

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:56 PM

The moonbats at The Guardian are so liberal, they can't even find common ground with normal people when it comes to the threat of Islamic terrorism, which they refuse to acknowledge. But the increasingly alarming environmentalism craze may be another matter. From a recent piece by Brendan O'Neill:

In the current debate on liberty, we hear a lot about the attack on our democratic rights by the government's security agenda, but little about the grave impact of environmentalism on the fabric of freedom. It seems to me that green thinking — with its shrill intolerance of dissenting views, its deep distaste for free movement and free choice, and its view of individuals, not as history-makers, but as filthy polluters — poses a more profound threat to liberty even than the government's paranoid anti-terrorist agenda.
Environmentalists are innately hostile to freedom of speech. Last month James Hansen, one of the world's leading climate change scientists, said the CEOs of oil companies should be tried for crimes against humanity and nature. They have been "putting out misinformation", he said, and "I think that's a crime". This follows green writer Mark Lynas's insistence that there should be "international criminal tribunals" for climate change deniers, who will be "partially but directly responsible for millions of deaths". They will "have to answer for their crimes", he says. The American eco-magazine Grist recently published an article on deniers that called for "war crimes trials for these bastards… some sort of climate Nuremberg."
It is the mark of shrieking authoritarianism to look upon dissenting views not simply as wrong or foolish, but as criminal. Throughout history inquisitors and censors have sought to silence sections of society by labelling their words as "dangerous" and a threat to safety and stability; now environmentalists are doing the same. Their demonisation of sceptics as "deniers" has had a chilling effect on public debate. The environmentalist ethos is hostile to free movement, too. Behind the greens' attacks on road-building and cheap flights there lurks an agenda of enforced localism. […]
Environmentalism is instinctively and relentlessly illiberal, and it is doing more to inculcate people with fear, self-loathing and a religious-style sense of meekness than any piece of anti-terror legislation ever could. If you believe in freedom, you must reject it.

We've come to a pretty pass when even The Guardian is more sensible than our presidential candidates.

Global Warming Hoaxers Fantasize about Playing God

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:26 PM

Just as productive citizens have been forced to move first out of most cities and then out of whole regions of the country thanks to the exorbitant taxes and social decay caused by liberalism, other species will have to be relocated if they are to survive our apocalyptic climate change crisis — according to the grandiose fantasies of moonbats:

With climate change increasingly threatening the survival of plants and animals, scientists say it may become necessary to move some species to save them. Dubbed assisted colonization or assisted migration, the idea is to decide how severe the threat is to various species, and if they need help to deal with it.

The plan is to move whole species to cooler ground. What determines which species get to live and which must perish? The whims of our godlike liberal elite of course:

When deciding which species to save and which to watch die, [Stanford hoax hack Terry] Root said one key is uniqueness. That's why she said she'd save the odd-looking tuatara of New Zealand, a lizard-like creature with almost no living relatives, over the common sparrow.

Oh my God, we're going to have to live in a world without sparrows unless we put the UN in charge of our economy!

Someone please get the word to these delusional hysterics that it hasn't gotten any warmer since 1998.

The fortunate tuatara has found the favor of the godlike hoaxers.

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Still More Flipping and Flopping

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:00 PM

Via Firewatch:

At this rate, it's only a matter of time until he changes his stance even on jacking taxes through the ceiling and forbidding oil drilling. But who will believe him when he does?

Flip Flop Flip Flop Flip Flop

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:14 PM

A different kind of politician?

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The Trinity

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:24 PM

Having secured the nomination, Obama is now trying to pass himself off as a moderate by flipping and flopping like a fish on a dock on nearly every issue. This and his habit of evading tough decisions by voting "present" don't make for inspiring leadership — though it looks like they've inspired some art by Hugh:


At least Obama seems to be holding firm on his commitments to raising taxes and preventing us from drilling our own oil.

Memory Lane

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:10 PM

Unlike McCain, who only recently discovered the merits of drilling for oil in our own country after obstinately opposing it for years, and Obama, who has flip-flopped on every issue except his commitments to higher taxes and restrictions on energy production, W has wanted to drill here, drill now all along. In 2001, Time magazine sneered:

In May, convinced the nation was terrified of going California and hungering for a steak-and-eggs energy plan, Bush sold his plan as an aggressive drill-and-dig, anti-regulatory prescription to shoo away the tree-huggers and get the nation — and the economy — humming again.
Two months later, a New York Times/CBS poll released last week found that not only do two-thirds of the nation think Bush and Cheney are too beholden to oil companies, 60 percent think the pair made the whole energy crisis up.

Once again, smirking MSM propagandists and their self-serving polls are proven clueless.


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MSNBC: Bruce Springsteen Brought Down the Berlin Wall

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:44 AM

According to MSNBC's version of history, it appears it wasn't Ronald Reagan whose staunch resistance to communist tyranny eventually resulted in the destruction of the Berlin Wall, but moonbatty pop star Bruce Springsteen, who crossed the Iron Curtain to tell an enslaved audience in 1988:

I came to play rock 'n' roll for you East Berliners in the hope that one day all the barriers will be torn down.

This wasn't exactly Ronaldus Maximus's "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall," or even JFK's "Ich bin ein Berliner" ("I am a jelly donut"), but it did the trick, according to MSNBC, which claims the crooner's words "fed the discontent building in East Germany."

And I thought it was Ronald Reagan who won the Cold War.

On a tip from Refuter of Liberal Vermin.

Obama Gets Scarier

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:54 AM

Barack Hussein Obama seems to be an empty skin, chosen by the liberal elite because he's mulatto, has a name that reminds them of Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden, has the most liberal voting record in the Senate, and seems like the sort of amiable moron who would be easy to control. But what if there's actually something behind his ostensibly meaningless rhetoric about "change"?

Thanks to the full-throttled support of the leftist media, few even know about his recent call for a vast "civilian national security force," to be as powerful as all our Armed Forces combined, apparently some nightmarish cross between Hitler Youth and the Gestapo. In the context of discussing his plans to impose involuntary servitude on the same young people who provide so much of his support, he intoned:

We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.

They won't have to knock quietly at your door if someone turns you in for being a racist or homophobe or global warming denier. They'll have the manpower to raze your whole town. You don't mess with a "civilian national security force" with an annual budget of around $439 billion.

Blue Collar Muse raises just a few of the concerns that this would evoke in any sort of responsible media:

The questions are legion and the implications of such an organization are staggering! What would it do? According to the title, it's a civilian force so how would it go about discharging "national security" issues? What are the Constitutional implications for such a group? How is this to be paid for? Is this accounted for in some of Obama's currently proposed tax increases or will we need more taxes to fund this enterprise? The statement was made in the context of youth service. Is this an organization for just the youth or are adults going to participate? How does one get away from the specter of other such "youth" organizations from Nazi Germany and the former Soviet Union when talking about it?

Bellows Obama, the expert on patriotism:

Loving your country shouldn't just mean watching fireworks on the 4th of July. Loving your country must mean accepting your responsibility to do your part to change it.

Obama appears to be a blathering idiot, as unaware of the meaning of his words as a talking bird. But we still need to ask ourselves: Change it into what?

We might not be calling him Obambi for long.

Hat tip:, on a tip from mandy.

Brazil to Criminalize Opposing the Promotion of Homosexuality

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:03 AM

Brazil offers a glimpse of our own possible future by moving forward with a bill that would mean lengthy prison sentences for offending homosexuals.

Those incorrect enough to prevent public "homosexual affection" will face up to 5 years in jail. Failure to hire openly homosexual teachers will put Brazilians behind bars for up to 3 years. According to the Catholic News Agency, prison will be the punishment for any "moral, ethical, philosophical or psychological expression that questions homosexual practices."

Needless to say, mentioning the well-founded proscriptions against homosexual depravity in the Bible will land priests in big trouble. Like communists and Nazis, liberals don't like the challenge to their authority represented by Christianity.

There are reasons normal people find homosexual activity disgusting. This form of depravity is not only socially corrosive, but extremely dangerous to public health, as the spread of AIDS attests. Nonetheless, Brazil's corrupt moonbat president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has proclaimed that resistance to the mainstreaming of homosexual perversion is "perhaps the most perverse disease impregnated in the human head."

The insane bill is now before Brazil's Senate, after passing its House of Representatives unanimously.

This fascistic army has been on the march here too.

On a tip from Todd S.

Moonbat Discrimination Targets Cars

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:20 AM

Thanks to the enviromoonbattery craze, there are so many nuts around, even the blind Troofer squirrels at Prison Planet can find them. Once blacks had to ride on the back of the bus; now, people who don't drive around in flimsy but politically correct high-mileage death-traps have to park around back of the store:

Government fueled alarmism about global warming — which has not occurred in the last 10 years nor will it occur in the next 10 years — is accelerating the creation of new forms of malthusian control over our lives, with the ultimate goal of identifying those who don't submit to the whims of the climate cult as second class citizens and enforcing a new manifestation of 1950's style segregation.
At an Office Depot in Austin.

As in China's horrific Cultural Revolution, our Green Revolution combines official repression with unofficial thuggery:

The signs going up coincide with an increase in incidents of attacks and tire slashings on SUV's by a militant group of morons, not too dissimilar to Chairman Mao's "Red Guard" thugs during the Communist revolution, let's call them "Green Guards", who think they are changing the world when in actual fact they are doing the bidding of their corporate masters and megalomaniacs, who have publicly announced their plan to use global warming alarmism as a means of tightening the screws on our freedoms…

This offers a new perspective on the smog score stickers California bureaucrats will be forcing drivers to display.

On a tip from Dave D.

Rainbow Hippies Brawl in Boulder

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:29 AM

The peace-loving Rainbow Family has been at it once again:

Five members of the "Rainbow Family" — a loose-knit band of hippies that preaches love, tolerance and peace and is best known for its large gatherings every July — were arrested Tuesday night by Boulder County sheriff's deputies after a violent brawl broke out at the group's campsite near Ward.
Deputies responded at about 6:30 p.m. to a report that a fight had broken out among a group of a dozen people camping out in the area of Ruby Gulch, located on state Forest Service property along the Peak to Peak Highway between the towns of Nederland and Ward.
When deputies arrived, witnesses reported that one man, a Nederland resident aged 34 or 35, was hit in the back of the head multiple times with a shovel and possibly stabbed in the neck during the fight, Sheriff's Sgt. Brian Lindsey said.

A knife to the neck seems to be a specialty among the flower children:

In 2006, a member of the Rainbow Family angered over another family member's refusal to help him "regulate" others camping at Ruby Gulch stabbed him in the neck, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Court records show that Joshua Sunchild Silva, known by his Rainbow name of Karma Chip, pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and was sentenced to six months in the Boulder County Jail in the stabbing of Gilbert Hernandez, 31.

Another specialty is attacking federal agents.

A moonbat named Papa Stone clarifies what the Rainbow Family is all about:

We represent free love. We're out here showing people you can live with a group of people and share life without the complication of money and bills.

In other words, the idea is to live like animals, an objective they have achieved admirably. No wonder the authorities side with them against the Boy Scouts, and the ACLU wages jihad on their behalf.

The moonbat conception of family.

On a tip from MH.

Chic Seattle Toilets Hit eBay

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:53 AM

Remember Seattle's $5-million toilet misadventure? Replacing affordable portable toilets with extravagant self-flushing super-crappers actually resulted in even more bums defecating in the streets. They cost $360 per day just to maintain, and soon had to be closed down after they became clogged with trash, both literally and figuratively, only drug-dealers and prostitutes being able to find a use for them. Soon all Seattle residents will have to remember the toilets by is the extra charge that was added — evidently permanently — to their sewer bills to pay for them.

Now one of these historic toilets can be yours. In a half-hearted attempt to cut the taxpayers' massive losses, bureauweenies are selling them on eBay with a starting bid of $89,000 apiece. This is a remarkable bargain, considering what the city paid for them. Yet so far there have been no takers.

A Seattle resident tries to get his nose back from an automated toilet.

On tips from Cluebat from Exodar and General Jack D. Ripper.

July 16, 2008

Obambi: Surrender = Victory

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:25 PM

The jejune post turtle our media wants to pass off as a presidential candidate gave a serious grownup speech about foreign policy yesterday. Here he is explaining why we need to secure victory by surrendering, because it will save money:

From the NY Times transcript:

For weeks, now, Senator McCain has argued that the gains of the surge mean that I should change my commitment to end the war. But this argument misconstrues what is necessary to succeed in Iraq, and stubbornly ignores the facts of the broader strategic picture that we face.

"Broader strategic picture" does sound like something an adult would say, but has this cretin wondered for even one minute what effect his "commitment to end the war" by effectively surrendering to Iran and al Qaeda would have on it? Does he think it would save money to hand Iran a stranglehold on Middle Eastern oil?

Our next Commander in Chief?

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit.

T. Boone Pickens Windmill Ads Explained

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:17 PM

Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens has flooded the airwaves with irritating ads, repeating the mindless Democrat talking point that "we can't drill our way out" of our energy problems and calling on the government to spend massive amounts of money literally tilting at windmills, as if it were even remotely possible that they could replace fossil fuels. But Pickens isn't insane — just a little greedy:

Billionaire Pickens' pocketbook could benefit from a sizable public investment in a nationwide transmission network he proposes for wind power. His Mesa Power has invested $2 billion in a wind farm in the Texas panhandle northeast of Amarillo. The record purchase of 685 turbines from General Electric Co. produces enough electricity to power 300,000 U.S. homes. Pickens has plans to spend $10 billion by 2011 on capacity roughly equal to four modern nuclear plants.
The electricity will make its way to Dallas or San Antonio along the route of another project, a water pipeline. Pickens' Mesa Water owns the right to draw 65 billion gallons a year from beneath Texas scrubland and move it, alongside his wind-produced power, some 250 miles toward north-central Texas.
And Pickens' argument that wind should replace natural gas as a source of 22 percent of the nation's electricity dovetails with his Clean Fuel Technologies, the largest operator of natural gas fueling stations for vehicles.

Pickens' scheme, by his own admission, would cost $1 trillion just to build the windmills. Whenever you hear those ominous words "we can't drill our way out," grab hold of your wallet with both hands.

Deaf Moonbat Sues McDonald's over Drive-Through

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:40 AM

If klutzes can get rich at the expense of other McDonald's customers by spilling coffee on themselves, why not deaf people for not being able to hear?

OMAHA, Neb. — A hearing-impaired woman has filed a federal lawsuit against a local McDonald's, saying workers there refused to let her order food at the drive-thru window. Karen Tumeh of Lincoln says they insisted she either order at the electronic speaker along the drive-thru lane or come inside to order.
Tumeh wears a hearing aid but still cannot hear while using the drive-thru ordering box at fast-food restaurants, according to the lawsuit. […] In denying her service, McDonald's violated the federal Americans With Disabilities Act, she said.

This is the sort of insanity the deranged ADA made inevitable. The apparent main objective is to keep the lawyers who bankroll the Democrat Party floating in cash.

Another purpose of the ADA is to establish anyone who claims to be defective as a superior citizen, whose whims can be dictated to society at large, regardless of the cost to others:

Tumeh's lawsuit seeks to force McDonald's to make accommodations for hearing-impaired people to order food in restaurant drive-thrus. […] Tumeh is physically capable of walking inside to order, but that's not the point, her attorney, Shirley Ann Mora James, said Tuesday.
"She has children who are autistic, and if they're having difficulties, it would make it problematic for her," Mora James said.

Of course she is also demanding "unspecified damages" — in addition to attorney's fees.

Next blind people will start suing theaters because they can't see the movie.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Reconquistadors Direct Savagery at Joe Arpaio

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:55 AM

Here are the thanks Maricopa County's heroic Sheriff Joe Arpaio receives for attempting to uphold the rule of law in Arizona. The effigy these savages are beating on is meant to represent Sheriff Joe:

The protest occurred in Tucson, in nearby Pima County, and was enlivened by the lustful cheers of Isabel Garcia of the Pima County Legal Defender's office. There she goes with Sheriff Joe's head:

Surprisingly, Phoenix's mollusk-like and aggressively pro-illegal Mayor Phil Gordon — who has been waging a propaganda war against Arpaio with help from the local media — didn't make it down for the festivities.

Via Michelle Malkin, on a tip from Burning Hot.

AP Films Snuff Video for Taliban

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:14 AM

The moonbatty and alarmingly powerful Associated Press has crossed the line from trying to undermine the West from within to working openly as a media wing of our Islamic enemies. Al-Jazeera happily serves as a venue for terrorist snuff videos. AP does it one better by actually filming them.

Here's an example of AP's handiwork, showing two women murdered by the Taliban for alleged prostitution. Mercifully it was filmed at night, but the screams are clear enough.

As for the claim that the crew heard gunshots and filmed from a distance, as The Jawa Report documents, the AP propagandists were actually embedded with the terrorist murderers and effectively did their bidding.

On a tip from Smoke TNT.

Archbishop of Canterbury Declares Christianity to Be Offensive to Islam

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:52 AM

Not only governments can be destroyed from within by fifth-column traitors. The same can happen to religions, as proven by Rowan Williams, the dhimmi who as Archbishop of Canterbury heads the Church of England. His latest pronouncement: Christian belief in the Trinity — Father, Son, and Holy Ghost — "is difficult, sometimes offensive, to Muslims."

Deliberately murdering innocent civilians in terror attacks is difficult, sometimes offensive, to Christians. But that's less of a concern to Williams, who is Christian the way Vidkun Quisling was Norwegian.

Williams expressed various other appallingly ignorant ideas, such as that violence is not compatible with Islam (its founder Mohammad was a bloodthirsty fiend) and that faith has no connection with political power, which would certainly come as news to Iranians. He also denounced Bishop of Rochester Michael Nazir-Ali for thinking that maybe sharia law isn't such a great thing for Britain. Williams is on the record as favoring the barbarous Islamic code of sharia.

Meanwhile, the Anglican church is falling apart over liberal clergy's insistence on endorsing homosexual depravity, in open contempt for the Scriptures.

The Church of England has a clear choice: rid itself of moonbats like Williams, or disband.

The Church of England's Quisling.

On a tip from Burning Hot.

BHO Complains That New Yorker Cover Is Offensive to Muslims

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:08 AM

When the elitist snoots at the New Yorker attempted to ridicule normal Americans for objecting to an ultra-left presidential candidate who could be counted on to side with Muslims against the USA with this cover…


…the joke blew up in their faces by accidently hitting far too close to the mark regarding the character and views of Obama and the rabidly anti-American kooks who have always constituted his inner circle.

The Obama campaign was enraged. Now the Obamessiah himself has spoken. He objects, not to Old Glory in the fire, not to the portrait of his near-namesake Osama bin Laden, not to his atrocious wife depicted as one of the Black Panther militants with whom she shares her worldview, but to the perceived offense to Muslims.

Intones an indignant B. Hussein:

You know, there are wonderful Muslim Americans all across the country who are doing wonderful things. And for this to be used as sort of an insult, or to raise suspicions about me, I think is unfortunate.

Although Obama was raised as a Muslim and is presented by his media enablers as a Christian, he's spent the last 20 years worshiping a race-based form of Marxism called Black Liberation Theology. But finding him on the same page as CAIR — an American front group for the Islamic terror cult Hamas (which has endorsed BHO) — doesn't come as much of a surprise.

Hat tip: Little Green Footballs; on a tip from Burning Hot.

Mathematically Confirmed: There Is No Climate Change Crisis

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:30 AM

Here's something unlikely to make the cover of Time. From the Science & Public Policy Institute:

WASHINGTON (7-15-08) — Mathematical proof that there is no "climate crisis" appears today in a major, peer-reviewed paper in Physics and Society, a learned journal of the 10,000-strong American Physical Society, SPPI reports.
Christopher Monckton, who once advised Margaret Thatcher, demonstrates via 30 equations that computer models used by the UN's climate panel (IPCC) were pre-programmed with overstated values for the three variables whose product is "climate sensitivity" (temperature increase in response to greenhouse-gas increase), resulting in a 500-2000% overstatement of CO2's effect on temperature in the IPCC's latest climate assessment report, published in 2007.
Climate Sensitivity Reconsidered [] demonstrates that later this century a doubling of the concentration of CO2 compared with pre-industrial levels will increase global mean surface temperature not by the 6 °F predicted by the IPCC but, harmlessly, by little more than 1 °F.

The paper reveals the following:

• The IPCC's 2007 climate summary overstated CO2's impact on temperature by 500-2000%;
• CO2 enrichment will add little more than 1 °F (0.6 °C) to global mean surface temperature by 2100;
• Not one of the three key variables whose product is climate sensitivity can be measured directly;
• The IPCC's values for these key variables are taken from only four published papers, not 2,500;
• The IPCC's values for each of the three variables, and hence for climate sensitivity, are overstated;
• "Global warming" halted ten years ago, and surface temperature has been falling for seven years;
• Not one of the computer models relied upon by the IPCC predicted so long and rapid a cooling;
• The IPCC inserted a table into the scientists' draft, overstating the effect of ice-melt by 1000%;
• It was proved 50 years ago that predicting climate more than two weeks ahead is impossible;
• Mars, Jupiter, Neptune's largest moon, and Pluto warmed at the same time as Earth warmed;
• In the past 70 years the Sun was more active than at almost any other time in the past 11,400 years.

Someone had better get this news to Al Gore, since he won't be seeing it on TV. I'm sure he'll want to apologize for causing a lot of senseless hysteria over nothing.

In the absence of warming, the Goracle resorts to desperate measures.

On a tip from Smoke TNT.

July 15, 2008

Gitmo Lawyer Prepares for Debriefing

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:41 PM

If you value your eyes, don't look at this picture of moonbat lawyer David Remes, who is representing terrorists at Club Gitmo who want to kill you — and to their credit, him too.


Remes was demonstrating to an Arab audience the alleged horrors endured by his pampered pro bono clients. It looks like the Bushitler regime has escalated its sinister interrogation tactics from waterboarding to making the poor jihadi murderers watch dorks take off their clothes.

Hat tips: Caption This!, Weasel Zippers.

Comedy Establishment Deems the Obamessiah Too Perfect to Laugh At

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:26 AM

If the liberal elite is able to install its Affirmative Action post turtle in the White House, liberty, security, and our economic well-being won't be the only casualties. Humor will take a hit too.

Mike Barry, who has been writing political jokes for late-night comics like Johnny Carson and David Letterman since LBJ was in office, explains why nobody on TV cracks jokes about Obama:

The thing is, he's not buffoonish in any way. He's not a comical figure.

Adds Jimmy Kimmel of ABC's late-night Jimmy Kimmel Live adds:

You can't joke about him because […] he's so polished, he doesn't seem to have any flaws.

Unless there's no teleprompter handy…

Via Political Party Poop, here's something that might give TV scripters a few ideas:

But to moonbats, laughing at the Obamessiah constitutes blasphemy, which just isn't funny. Conservatives would get one thing out of this sacred absurdity being handed the Presidency: a monopoly on humor.

barack obama
"He's not a comical figure."

British Convicts Hug Trees for Early Release

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:17 AM

British prisoners angling for early release are being encouraged to become tree-huggers — literally:

Inmates are signing up for a National Lottery-funded project to assess and measure our ancient trees.
One trusted method of gauging their age is to "hug" the tree trunk — linking arms around it to measure the girth.
The Prison Service insists it does not receive funding for taking part in the five-year scheme, and that it helps prisoners to improve their maths skills. But it is bound to benefit any inmates who take part, especially more serious offenders who have to persuade a parole board that they are fit for release.

The Woodland Trust calls the project the "Summer of Hugs."

Remarks a spokesman for the TaxPayers' Alliance:

Victims are led to believe criminals are being punished, not taught to hug trees.

But only law-abiding citizens are punished in Britain these days.

A panda attempts to earn early release from the zoo.

Nastapo Shriek over Potent Beer

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:56 AM

Beer is too good not to find itself targeted by the Nanny State Police, or as reader Matt L. calls them, the Nastapo. The less wimpy the beer, the more we need to be protected from it. Award-winning Scottish microbrewery BrewDog is in hot water for creating a specialty brew called Tokyo that is 12% alcohol.

Bruce Ritson, chairman of Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems, shrieks like a little girl with a rat running up the inside of her skirt:

It is the last thing we need. It is absolutely the wrong direction to be going as far as Scotland's health problems are concerned. If it became popular it would have devastating consequences for health as well as social order and violence on the streets.

Echoes Richard Simpson, Labour's public health spokesman:

Since a huge proportion of alcohol in Scotland is consumed in the form of beer, this product is hugely irresponsible.

Chief executive of Alcohol Focus Scotland Jack Law wants to know:

What justification can there possibly be to bring an extra strong beer on to the market?

The justification for bringing any product on the market is a perceived demand. But BrewDog co-owner James Watt offers this:

Our beers are targeted at and drunk by connoisseurs, and we strive to educate our customers that full-flavor beer can be enjoyed in moderation as opposed to heavily drinking cheaper, bland beers.
The beers that we make are to be savored and enjoyed. The (£4 per 330ml bottle) price takes it away from the market that are just drinking beer to get drunk. We in fact are the cure and not the problem.

This appeal to reason is unlikely to penetrate the gelatinous skulls of the Nastapo, who have been attempting by increments to impose prohibition. Already Scottish bureauweenies are considering jacking up the price of alcoholic drinks by 75%.

On a tip from SircleMemphis.

Smoker Denied Healthcare in Sweden

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:25 AM

Thank you Sweden, for serving as the canary in the coalmine of socialist moonbattery. It should come as no surprise that a smoker there has been denied healthcare under socialized medicine.

The city of Malmö has been fined for refusing to provide care to a stroke victim and his wife because he smokes. However, given the economic impossibility of setting the price of a highly valued commodity like healthcare to free, it will inevitably have to be rationed.

Soon denying care to smokers will be routine. Then the overweight will be locked out. After that, those who can't prove they have lived in accordance with government-issued diet and exercise regimens will be left out in the cold.

Eventually we will see a return of witches, as more and more people who have been closed out of government-run healthcare systems are left clinging to the homemade concoctions of local wise women — all the while being taxed to the brink of poverty to pay for others' "free" care.

The future of healthcare under socialized medicine.

On a tip from forest.

Cut the Moonbattery: Drill Here, Drill Now

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:59 AM

Via NozzleRage; on a tip from nanc.

Global Warming Now Causes Kidney Stones

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:14 AM

The liberal elite's attempts to scare people into believing in the nonexistent climate change crisis are becoming increasingly desperate. Now we're told global warming causes kidney stones:

More Americans are likely to suffer from kidney stones in the coming years as a result of global warming, according to researchers at the University of Texas.
Kidney stones, which are formed from dissolved minerals in the urine and can be extremely painful, are often caused by dehydration, either by not drinking enough liquid or losing too much due to high heat conditions.
If global warming trends continue as projected by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2007, the United States can expect as much as a 30 percent growth in kidney stone disease in some of its driest areas, said the findings published in Monday's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The increased incidence of disease would represent between 1.6 million and 2.2 million cases by 2050, costing the US economy as much as one billion dollars in treatment costs.

So you see: crippling the economy with symbolic gestures intended to influence the weather will actually save us money!

Kidney stones have already been added to The List.

On tips from mega and b1bbet.

God Sued

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:56 AM

It was only a matter of time before people got the idea of suing God:

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A man says he was so consumed by the spirit of God that he fell and hit his head while worshipping. Now he wants Lakewind Church to pay $2.5 million for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.

Fortunately the church has lawyers too:

Lawyers for the church say other congregants saw him on the floor laughing after his fall. They say he failed to look out for his own safety.

Liberals might want to drop their militant insistence on a spiritual vacuum. Imagine the loot they could have raked in if, instead of pretending Katrina was caused by global warming, they had called it an act of God and sued churches for damages.

On a tip from Burning Hot.

July 14, 2008

Johnny Rotten Holds Forth on Foreign Policy and Religion

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:20 PM

The Sex Pistols were great — for about half an hour. But that was over 30 years ago. Unfortunately, Johnny Rotten is still around:

Sex Pistols singer Johnny Rotten was booed by fans on the final night of EXIT Festival, after encouraging the crowd to "Praise Allah".
In a bizarre and misjudged gaff midway through their Sunday night set, the ageing rocker asked the crowd: "So who thinks America should still be in Iraq?"
The question was met by boos and jeers, prompting Rotten to wave his arms in mock Muslim prayer chanting, "Praise Allah, Praise Allah" repeatedly.
The main stage crowd were initially taken aback by the mystifying gesture, before boos began echoing around the crowd.

You have to wonder where he would have gone next if the crowd had followed along with "Praise Allah." Hail Satan? Or would that be redundant?

The longer has-been pop singers hang around past their expiration dates, the more pathetic their servile pandering to moonbattery.

At least he won't be eligible to vote for Obama.

Hat tip:

Obammunists Explain Their Support for Their Messiah

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:39 PM

Appallingly, their votes count as much as yours:

On a tip from Oiao.

Whoopi Goldberg: Right of Blacks to Vote Is Provisional

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:25 PM

The terrors of hell could hardly be more chilling than the possibility that Americans learn most of what they think they know about their own history and government from leftist idiots in the entertainment industry. Here's Whoopi Goldberg of ABC's ghastly The View, explaining the precariousness of the right of black people to vote:

Do you know that we are the only people in the United States who have to have their voting rights okayed every couple of years? Did you know that they have to vote on the Voting Rights Bill for black folks? Can we just, can one of you candidates- can we just take care of that so I don’t have to worry every year, my God am I not?

The other morons on the show agreed that it's awful that the right of blacks to vote needs to be renewed every couple of years. None of them would have a clue that this right is guaranteed by the 15th Amendment to the Constitution, which won't be expiring until after the sort of moonbats Whoopi and her fans would vote for have total control of the government.

whoopi goldberg
If only the right of retards to vote were provisional.

On a tip from Cheetah.

Ralph Nader to Debate Fellow Dummy

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:14 AM

At last, Ralph Nader has found an intellectual peer. The communist gadfly reportedly plans to show up at the Democrat convention, where he will perform his NADER FEST '08 act at the Mercury Cafe in Denver by debating a dummy. Where Nader and a dummy would disagree remains to be seen.

Nader finds a debating opponent he can handle.

Hat tip: Weasel Zippers; on a tip from V the K.

Moonbat Clergy Helps Illegals Laugh at the Law

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:45 AM

Moonbats will side with any enemy of America, not just Muslims and communists. For example, Mexico has been waging a potentially devastating demographic war against the USA, which Mexicans call the Reconquista. Naturally liberal clergy are bending over backwards to facilitate the invasion:

CHICAGO — Everyone knows where Flor Crisostomo lives, even the federal immigration officials who have ordered her deported to Mexico. The reason they haven't detained her is her address — Adalberto United Methodist Church.
Another woman famously took refuge in that church as she championed immigration reform, and at least 13 other illegal immigrants are doing the same at churches around the country. So far, they have little to fear. […]
Crisostomo came to the U.S. in 2000, paying a smuggler in Mexico to get her across the border. She was arrested in 2006 during a raid at a wooden pallet company in Chicago.
She has been at the West Side church for six months, since the Board of Immigration Appeals ordered her to leave the United States, holding news conferences, writing blogs and lecturing school groups about immigration issues.

ICE won't raid churches, on the grounds that they are too busy. Apparently bureaucrats have better things to do than prevent people from openly sneering at American sovereignty and the rule of law.

If only the government were too busy to arrest me if I refuse to pay taxes, I could afford a much higher standard of living.

Criminals yukking it up at the church.

On a tip from Matt L.

The Obamessiah's Forgotten People

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:09 AM

Not everyone is all that worried about the price of arugula at Whole Foods:

Among the first of Obama's people to be forgotten is his felonious associate Tony Rezko — forgotten by the media, that is.

On a tip from Oiao.

Dalai Lamebrain Calls Islam Peaceful

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:51 AM

Anyone who hasn't spent the last decade examining the lint in his navel knows that Islam has been waging a vicious terrorist war against the entire world. Muslims have carried out well over 11,000 deadly terror attacks just since 9/11. Nonetheless, the Dalai Lama declares that "it's totally wrong, unfair" to call this demonic cult violent.

He added that he has made a point of reaching out to Muslims since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Barack Obama had a similar reaction.

This inspired the Dalai Lama to reach out to Muslims.

On tips from mega and Matt L.

Naked Moonbats on Wheels in Denver

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:26 AM

Have your eye bleach handy — here comes the Naked Bike Ride as celebrated in Denver over the weekend. Fortunately this picture was taken before the moonbat dropped his trousers:


Slapstick Politics and The Drunkablog have more explicit uncoverage. Not safe for work or sensitive stomachs.

Yet Another Gaping Hole in Al Gore's Consensus

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:04 AM

Today's Right Wing News features an informative interview with Dennis Avery, co-author of Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1500 Years. A few highlights:

The very mild warming that the earth experienced over the last century: does that have more to do with mankind's activities or the sun?
It seems like it must be the sun. The reason we say that is because 70% of the warming we've had since 1850, when the Little Ice Age ended — 70% of that warming came before 1940. 85% of the human emitted greenhouse gasses came after 1940. In fact, the net warming of the earth since 1940 is a miniscule 2/10 of 1 degree celsius.…
[W]ould it be fair to say that for the next decade, global temperatures are not going to get hotter than they were in 1998?
They are likely to trend slowly downward not just for the next decade, but for the next 3 decades.
Many global warming alarmists say there is a scientific consensus on global warming, that almost everyone agrees with them, almost unanimously among scientists. Is that true?
…With the temperatures scheduled for a 25 year cooling, I think the consensus just went out the window. I think the consensus people have just run off a cliff like Wile E. Coyote in the Roadrunner cartoons and they're in mid-air with their feet spinning madly while they wait for the earth to smash them to the ground far below.
Now, we regularly hear doomsday predictions about the terrible effects global warming is going to cause 50-100 years from now. How do they come up with those predictions and how much validity do you think they have?
I think they pull their predictions out of their hats and I don't think they have any validity whatsoever.…

No wonder the liberal elite has such a sense of urgency regarding imposing exorbitant taxes and suffocating regulations in the name of the global warming hoax. The wheels are coming off of it fast. There are a lot of gullible fools out there, but how long can our overlords get away with lying about the weather?

Fortunately still legal.

John Wiley Price Joins Moonbat Gallery

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:35 AM

In acknowledgment of his great service in enlightening the uninformed as to the intolerable racism inherent in the terms "black hole," "devil's food cake," "angel's food cake," and "black sheep," Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price has been awarded the Double Pea Brain Award, and will be immortalized in the Moonbat Gallery with this portrait by Hugh:


BBC Show Depicts Christian Beheading Muslim

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:01 AM

Liberals are masters of the technique known as projection, by which they accuse their enemies of their own worst faults and those of their Muslim allies. Given their control of the media, the tactic has worked so well that many people actually seem to believe that conservatives are the intolerant, race-obsessed enemies of liberty. But a recent episode of the taxpayer-financed BBC1 series Bonekickers may have gotten a little carried away.

Muslims are famous for cutting off people's heads, then sending out videos of the barbarous act for recruitment purposes. Christians are best known for charitable acts and forgiving their enemies — except in liberal TV land:

A recent episode of the series Bonekickers displayed a graphic scene depicting a moderate Muslim being beheaded by a supposed "extremist Christian". […] Viewers were apparently shocked when actor Paul Nichollswas was seen using a sword to hack off a moderate Muslim's head in an unprovoked attack.
Nichollswas plays a member of the fictional group called the White Wings Alliance. The fictitious group is far-Right evangelical group of Christians inspired by the Crusades.

If the same folks now running the BBC were in charge during WWII, Britons would be watching depictions of sinister Jews making innocent Nazis into lampshades.

No civilization can last long with its worst enemies in control of the media.

The Bonekickers push the envelope over the edge.

On a tip from Burning Hot.

BHO's Initial Response to 9/11

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:58 AM

The New Yorker's lengthy new piece on B. Hussein reveals his initial reaction to September 11. In a speech given a few days after the horrific terrorist atrocities, Obama makes excuses for the perpetrators, comes to the defense of Muslims, and implies that more American taxpayers' money should be flushed down the Middle East and showered upon people throughout the world to whom it doesn't belong:

The essence of this tragedy, it seems to me, derives from a fundamental absence of empathy on the part of the attackers: an inability to imagine, or connect with, the humanity and suffering of others […which usually…] grows out of a climate of poverty and ignorance, helplessness and despair. […]
We will have to be unwavering in opposing bigotry or discrimination directed against neighbors and friends of Middle Eastern descent. Finally, we will have to devote far more attention to the monumental task of raising the hopes and prospects of embittered children across the globe — children not just in the Middle East, but also in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and within our own shores.

These are not quite the priorities you would look for from a chief executive while this was still smoking:

september 11

Some will remember how humiliating it was to have the useless liberal rag Jimmy Carter in the White House when Iran invaded our embassy. The sniveling socialist post turtle Obama impersonating a President when the next 9/11 is inflicted will be a thousand times worse.

Here's the New Yorker's perceptive cover again.

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

Judge Squashes Drilling in Hard-Hit Michigan

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:36 AM

What will it take for people finally to rise up against the autocratic left-wing judges who habitually impose their will in opposition to the populace and its elected representatives? Maybe high enough gas prices will do it. Here a black-robed kook in New Mogadishu does his bit to keep Michigan's economy in the dumps and prices flying high:

A federal judge has overturned a decision by the U.S. Forest Service to allow oil and gas drilling near a forest and a river in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula.
U.S. District Judge David Lawson of Detroit ruled Thursday the agency had acted "arbitrarily and capriciously" in 2005 by giving Savoy Energy LP of Traverse City a permit to drill an exploratory well near the Au Sable River's south branch. […]
Forest supervisor Leanne Marten said when approving Savoy's application that the project wouldn't significantly harm the environment and the company would be required to keep noise to a minimum.

But the judge didn't care to hear it, having decided that drilling for the precious oil we so desperately need might inconvenience a bird called Kirtland's warbler.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management approved the project shortly after the Forest Service granted the permit. But it has been on hold since Lawson issued an order in December 2005 blocking the company from clearing land to get started.

As we are beginning to learn, the economy simply cannot function if every productive venture has to run a gauntlet of moonbat judges with little or no accountability who can suppress anything deemed insufficiently progressive on a whim. If it's this bad now, imagine what it will be like after a few years of Barack Obama appointing judges.

All animals are equal, but this bird is more equal than people.

On a tip from Sean G.

July 13, 2008

Putting the Moon in Moonbat

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:34 PM

Just like normal people, moonbats have their traditions. Unfortunately for them, civilization is still sufficiently intact that these are often interrupted by the police:

Police were called out to break up the annual "mooning" of Amtrak trains in Laguna Niguel on Saturday when the crowd grew to 8,000 and many began baring more than just their behinds.
"We had some mooners and some female flashers and some people who were nude altogether," said Jim Amormino, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department. "There was also lots of drinking. We felt that it was in the public's interest to shut it down."
Mooners, flashers and others dispersed peacefully about 3 p.m. and there were no arrests, Amormino said. More than 50 officers responded from several police agencies, backed up by helicopters.

But as soon as the police left, the mooning party resumed. The revelers ranged from children to middle-aged adults.

This proud tradition has been upheld for 29 years, and even has its own website.

Trainspotting in the Land of Fruits and Nuts.

On a tip from Oiao.

The Governator as Obama's Energy Czar

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:25 PM

Could it be that California is gearing up for another much-needed recall? Liberal boob Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was elected Governor while impersonating a Republican, seems to be shopping around his resume:

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said in an interview aired Sunday that he would be open to the idea of serving as energy czar in a Barack Obama administration. […] A Schwarzenegger appointment would add even more star power to a hypothetical Obama administration, and would allow Obama to make an appointment from across the aisle that would not upset his core supporters.

This is because even ideologically intolerant Obammunists understand that the moonbatty Governator is Republican in name only, which means that whoever wins in November, Ahnold can't lose.

Schwarzenegger endorsed John McCain at the end of January, and McCain has appeared with "the Governator" to praise his efforts to deal with climate change.

Hard as it is to believe sometimes, we are going to miss W come next January.

Before and after becoming a moonbat.

On a tip from conservativeteen.

New Yorker Shows Some Insight

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:50 PM

You would almost think the snooty liberal elitists at the New Yorker have acquired some insight into Obama's character. Check out their next cover:


But apparently, the cover is meant to ridicule the bitter, Bible-thumping, gun-clinging rubes who object to putting in charge of the country a hard-core leftist with close ties to terrorists and clear Muslim sympathies.

Cynthia McKinney Gets Green Party Nomination

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:12 PM

As the Democrat Party lurches ever farther to the left, it's getting harder for the Green Party to outflank it. This year the Greens have been forced to go completely over the edge by nominating former Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) as their presidential candidate.

She does have an impressive resume:

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

The nomination was McKinney's for the asking; there's no one else to the left of Obama.

Cynthia McKinney
No longer a candidate for Obama's running mate.

Hat tip: Infinite Monkeys; on a tip from V the K.

Shrillary Will Rise Again

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:10 PM

The Obamination is on top now. But that doesn't mean we're safe from Shrillary, who may yet manage to slither back into the White House. Via Scott's MySpace:


Obama's NASCAR Sponsorship Nixed

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:20 AM

It looks like the Obama campaign will not be taking condescending phoniness to the ultimate extreme by sponsoring a car in the upcoming Pocono NASCAR race after all. Too bad, because they had a sharp-looking vehicle all covered in ads and ready to go. Via America Is an Obamanation:


Dem Rep: Global Warming Caused Black Hawk Down

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:56 AM

Proving that there is absolutely no bad thing moonbats won't attribute to the fictitious global warming crisis, unhinged Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA) is now blaming it for the Black Hawk Down incident that caused Bill Clinton to put his tail between his legs and scurry out of Somalia.

The tortured logic goes something like this: global warming causes droughts, droughts cause famine, famine caused us to send aid to Somalia, and the political chaos that was the real reason for the famine caused the aid not to be distributed. This led us to send in troops, some of whom were killed by the goons who were hoarding the aid.

Director of Energy and Global Warming Policy at CEI Myron Ebell injects a dose of reality:

Yes, that part of the world is subject to drought at times, but it has very little to do with global warming. It is subject to drought whether the global average temperature is going up, down, or staying the same.

Malarkey peddled this nonsense to high school kids, who were also treated to the tired canard that the nonexistent global warming phenomenon caused Hurricane Katrina. The virtual absence of hurricanes since Katrina and Rita was presumably left for others to explain.

Moving from absurd fantasies to blatant lies, Malarkey asserted that there is "no question" that human activity is causing global warming that is resulting in "this harm" (i.e., Katrina, Black Hawk Down, etc.). Never mind that there is zero evidence that human activity affects global temperatures, which haven't risen for 10 years now.

The kids were told that even the Islam-induced insanity in Darfur is caused by global warming. The nonexistent climate crisis has engulfed the entire planet. The only solution is to turn over still more power to mendacious bureaucrats like Edward Markey.

Ed Malarkey spouting absurd lies.

Hat tip: Weasel Zippers; on a tip from V the K.

July 12, 2008

The Positive Side of Moonbattery

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:16 PM

After years of searching, a positive aspect of moonbattery has finally been discovered. Among its many effects is the steady corrosion of good manners, which at least has led to some highly entertaining performances on the baseball diamond:

On a tip from Varla.

July 11, 2008

Here Come the 60s Again

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:38 AM

Some outside perspective on the looming election, from Australia:

Obama says he will reach across the aisle to bring about big changes. Rubbish. What he is banking on is big Democratic sweeps through Congress that deliver him power not only in the White House but wide majorities in the legislature as well.
Obama's appeal should help herald those big gains. And there's the rub. This could be the best chance the Democrats have had since the '60s to bring about the changes they long for, including their nirvana of government-sponsored healthcare.
Obama's hidden message is that he wants to end the culture wars, all right: by smashing the opposition and winning them.

Obama is the most liberal moonbat in the entire Senate, having established himself as even more fanatical than extremists like Hanoi John Kerry, Chappaquiddick Ted Kennedy, Babs Boxer, and avowed Socialist Bernie Sanders. No one who has a clue takes his easily predictable pre-election feints toward the center seriously. As the company he keeps makes obvious, Obama represents not just the left, but the ultra-left. A government takeover of the healthcare system would be only the beginning.

The stakes couldn't be higher.

Their messiah has arrived.

Bureaucrats Forbid Parent from Accompanying Sick Child

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:50 AM

The expression "like carrying coals to Newcastle" needs an update; soon people will be saying, "like bringing moonbattery to Britain." Here's still more:

Accompanying her son to school is no routine family chore for Jayne Jones — it is a matter of life or death.
For 14-year-old Alex is severely epileptic and only his parents know how to operate the specialist equipment to help him if he suffers a life-threatening fit.
But that has not stopped Mrs Jones being barred from travelling in the taxi provided by the council to take Alex the five miles to school. Her offence? Not to have had a Criminal Records Bureau check.
Mrs Jones, 41, has fallen foul of the council's policy which considers anyone travelling with the teenager to be working on its behalf and, therefore, obliged to have CRB clearance.
Now Alex, who has cerebral palsy, must travel alone until his mother passes the police check.

It's for bureaucrats to decide when parents may be granted the privilege of accompanying their own children on the way to their leftist brainwashing sessions. As for the threat to Alex's life, why would authorities want him to grow up to be a burden on the socialized healthcare system?

On a tip from Lyle.

Fat Kids Sent to Concentration Camps

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:13 AM

The British Nanny State's campaign against the allegedly overweight is getting ominous. In Rotherham, where a third of the young people have been designated as overweight, "obese" children are being sent off to a "fat camp," where their bodies will be forcibly transformed into a more politically correct morphology. There's probably a sign above the gate reading "Arbeit Macht Dünn" (Work Makes You Thin).

Banishment to camps is part of the Rotherham Obesity Strategy, which in turn falls under the national government's Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives campaign. Via Junkfood Science:

Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives is a $736 million public health initiative issued by the UK government in January that focuses every aspect of society towards the goal of weight loss — from training school and nursery staff to identify at-risk families; school lunches that promote healthy foods to reduce obesity; teaching healthy cooking to all school children; $148 million for a 3-year marketing campaign "to promote healthy weight;" getting the food industry to lower fats, sugars and fats; public walking campaigns; $59 million for building pilot "Healthy Towns;" employer wellness promotions and making "healthy" workplaces part of companies' business models; developing a national website to give personal advice to "all on their diet and activity levels, with clear and consistent information on how to maintain a healthy weight;" and greater funding for weight loss services. Its guidance for local areas issued in March, defines "healthy" food choices as greater fruits and vegetables and low-fat, low-sugar and low-salt foods, "especially for children."

In short, it is another manifestation of Britain's bizarre totalitarianism, under which hooligans, vandals, and terrorists are free to run wild, but self-defense is not permitted, and the government can take your child away for not complying with government weight requirements.

More from Junkfood Science:

The Rotherham Obesity Strategy will financially cost the town a total of $5,253,000, according to its authors. In addition to more than $977,000 for childhood obesity programs, $202,000 is earmarked to fund a community weight loss program, $514,000 for specialist weight management; and $3,560,000 for bariatric surgeries.
In a total disconnect, the Rotherham Hospital has resorted to appealing to local people, trying to raise $692,000 it needs to buy a Gamma Scanner, a nuclear diagnostic tool used to detect cancers, brain and kidney disorders and a range of other medical conditions. Government has its health care priorities.

But the anti-obesity jihad has nothing to do with healthcare. As far as bureaucrats are concerned, totalitarian control is its own reward. It is the ultimate objective of all liberal policy.

On a tip from teqjack.

Woman Convicted of Defending WWII Memorial from Vandals

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:51 AM

If defending your own home from hordes of rock-throwing thugs by waving a stick at them counts as assault in Britain, why not this?

Julie Lake, daughter of a WWII RAF pilot, was fed up after witnessing years of vandalism and antisocial behavior at a memorial to those who died defending Britain, where gangs of spoiled punks run wild amid the ruins of a great civilization. She learned from experience that calling the police is futile. On seeing a snot-nosed brat ride a BMX bike through freshly laid flower beds, she grabbed the ringleader by the collar and gave him a talking-to.

The jeering gang surrounded her, shoved her, and shouted:

You can't touch us, we're 15, we can do what the f*** we like.

Authorities resolved the incident by convicting Mrs. Lake of assault, criminal damage, and a public order offense. A judge chastised her for her "complete lack of self-control." She was forced to pay £400 for throwing down a bicycle, which should amount to a year's supply of spray paint for the vandals, none of whom was arrested.

As always, taxpayers are the biggest losers. The farcical trial cost £100,000.

The situation in Britain is incomprehensible, yet simple. Moonbattery has resulted in the country being run by evil lunatics. If you are not an evil lunatic, and you fail to keep your head down, you will be punished. On the positive side… there is no positive side — unless you're an evil lunatic, in which case the world is your oyster.

On a tip from Bill V.

Friday Morning Fun

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:09 AM


Make your own here.

Hat tip: Doug Ross @ Journal; on a tip from Hutchrun.

MSNBC Incompetence Boils Over

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:01 AM

In case you missed this, here's something that may help explain why MSNBC has to pander to left-wing adolescents with circus clowns like Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews. As a grown-up news network, it's just not cutting it:

On a tip from Wiggins.

July 10, 2008

Terrorist Dream Job: Al Qaeda Ambassador to Europe

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:02 PM

There are few cushier jobs than al Qaeda Ambassador to Europe. Currently the post is held by bloodthirsty Islamic maniac Abu Qatada. Despite being one of the world's most dangerous terrorists, he can be seen happily strolling the streets of London, as courts have ruled that sending him back to his native Jordan — where he has been convicted of various terrorist atrocities — would be a violation of his "human rights."

Qatada lives in an £800,000 home, where he collects around £50,000 per year from British taxpayers as payment for being a hostile parasite. Benefits include disability for an obviously fake bad back, child benefits for four of his five kids, income support, and housing and council tax credits. If he and his wife can produce a few more baby jihadis, no doubt the taxpayer will owe them even more. Then there are the tens of thousands of pounds it costs to keep him under constant surveillance in an attempt to prevent him from murdering infidels.

The Special Immigration Appeals Commission described Qatada as a

truly dangerous individual […] heavily involved, indeed at the centre of terrorist activities associated with al-Qa'eda.

But it's no surprise that he hasn't been deported. Not a single international terrorist has been forcibly removed from Britain since the 7/7 terror attacks, for the simple reason that their quisling allies run the country.

Qatada goes shopping on the taxpayers' dime.

On a tip from Smoke TNT.

More Racist Terms Discovered

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:59 PM

It's time for a new edition of the Newspeak dictionary. Not only is the term "black hole" now considered racist. So are "devil's food cake," "angel's food cake," and "black sheep." Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price has spoken.

The local Fox News affiliate has video.

The inmates have officially taken over the asylum.

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin.

British Taxpayer-Financed Propaganda Claims Elvis Was a Gypsy

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:12 AM

It's nice to see that some of the exorbitant tax burden imposed in Britain helps to finance educating the public:

Ministers were accused last night of wasting tax-payers' money on a magazine for pupils which claims that Elvis Presley was a gypsy.
The publication, which also claims that film legends Charlie Chaplin and Rita Hayworth came from gypsy backgrounds, was given a £70,000 handout.
It was produced as part of Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month and an estimated 23,000 copies were distributed to classrooms to boost the inclusion of gypsy children in schools.

Traditionally living as vagabonds and petty criminals, Gypsies are much revered by moonbats. Next British taxpayers will learn that Gypsies invented penicillin and were first to reach the moon.

The evidence.

On a tip from essemess.

Germany May Extend Vote to Babies

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:35 AM

Political insanity has reached the point in Europe where German politicians are pushing a bill to grant voting rights to babies:

The bill, which has won the cross-party backing of some heavyweight German politicians, would wipe away decades of "exclusion" and "discrimination" against minors, according to its supporters.
Currently the voting threshold in Germany is 18, with an exception in some states, where 16-year-olds are allowed to cast a ballot.
But that does not go far enough for the new law's backers, who want to ensure voting rights from cradle to grave. If the bill gets adopted, babies will have the same powers to voice their opinion on government handling of macro-economic performance in a global downturn enjoyed by their parents.
Toddlers will be able to take a stand on issues such as whether German armed forces should be deployed abroad.

Why shouldn't children vote? They seem to be the ones running the government. Too bad they don't extend the vote to unborn babies; at least we'd see the last of abortion.

If Obama's bid to become the first Affirmative Action President falls through, maybe he should try running in Germany.

Obama on the German campaign trail.

On a tip from V the K.

Feminazi Campaigns against Men at Work Signs

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:13 AM

Multiply this story by a few billion, and it demonstrates what happens to all that money the government expropriates on the grounds that it knows how to spend it better than we do:

At the behest of PINK Magazine editor Cynthia Good, Atlanta officials are replacing "Men Working" signs with "Workers Ahead" signs. It seems "Men Working" is now deemed sexist.

Good began bellowing her demands after the police took issue with her vandalizing the signs by spray-painting "wo" before "men." Now she plans to take her campaign national.

Cynthia Good: Another pushy moonbat with too much time on her hands.

On a tip from Lyle.

Ralph Nader Nips at El Rushbo's Ankles

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:37 AM

Rush Limbaugh's generous but well-deserved new contract isn't sitting well in the belly of communist gadfly Ralph Nader. In a petulant letter to the Maha Rushie, Nader asserts that the airwaves belong to "the people" (i.e., leftist bureaucrats), and demands that El Rushbo pay rent for using them.

According to Nader, Rush is "freeloading" and "on welfare."

If only Nader had power, he could take away Rush's millions and even his Golden EIB Microphone. He could force him to march with his Dittoheads, in sackcloth and shackles, to reeducation camps from which only a handful would ever reemerge. This is how it works wherever Nader's ideology has been imposed, why should America be different?

Such a magnificent dream, isn't it Ralph? So stop writing childish letters and get to work peeling votes from Obama!

A communist cockroach with more serious work to do.

On a tip from V the K.

A Definition of Moonbattery

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:12 AM

While trying to make sense of Britain's self-induced tailspin, The Brussels Journal shines some light on the motivation of moonbats:

Why is it we constantly see White British liberals attacking not only the British and their culture, but everyone and everything, in the name of anti-racism? Most suggest that they are driven by self-loathing, and this, no doubt, counts for much. They hate British culture, and they are suspicious of the British people — and these more than anything. But, the truth of the matter is that they hate culture, and they are suspicious of humanity itself. They hate high ideals: religion; nation; the flag; virtue; virtus; character; fortitude; justice; honor; freedom of expression; freedom of thought; freedom of conscience. And they are suspicious of anyone who would cultivate himself through them.

In short, moonbattery is the grotesquely pathological condition of hating everything that deserves respect. How else to explain modern liberalism?

On a tip from Rob Banks.

Warming Caused by Pollution Reduction

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:45 AM

Don't tell Al Gore, but according to scientists, the warming that occurred during the 80s and 90s was largely due not to pollution, but to pollution reduction.

It has been discovered that heat comes not from carbon dioxide but from a mysterious bright thing astrophysicists call "The Sun." A reduction in pollution allows more of this so-called Sun's energy to reach the earth.

Christian Ruckstuhl of the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science in Switzerland and colleagues took aerosol concentrations from six locations in northern Europe, measured between 1986 and 2005, and compared them with solar-radiation measurements over the same period. Aerosol concentrations dropped by up to 60 per cent over the 29-year period, while solar radiation rose by around 1 watt per square metre (Geophysical Research Letters, DOI: 10.1029/2008GL034228). "The decrease in aerosols probably accounts for at least half of the warming over Europe in the last 30 years," says Rolf Philipona, a co-author of the study at MeteoSwiss, Switzerland's national weather service.
The latest climate models are built on the assumption that aerosols have their biggest influence by seeding natural clouds, which reflect sunlight. However, the team found that radiation dropped only slightly on cloudy days, suggesting that the main impact of aerosols is to block sunlight directly.

Once again we see that there is the farthest thing from a consensus on how human activity affects the climate — if it does at all. The only sure thing is that the climate will always change. Nonetheless the global warming hoax marches forward, as the governmedia self-servingly assures us that only totalitarian measures and a radical reduction in our standard of living can save the planet from cataclysmic doom.

The secret source of warming, hidden behind some trees.

On tips from Charles and Eoin.

Landscape Maintenance Deemed Homophobic

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:00 AM

In what's left of Great Britain, landscape maintenance takes a backseat to enabling public homosexual depravity:

Bristol City Council wants to prune bushes and remove cover from an area known as the Downs to improve the landscape and encourage rare wildlife.
But its own gay rights group has opposed the move, claiming that cutting back the bushes was "discriminating" to homosexual men who used the area for late night outdoor sex known as dogging.
Work on the beauty spot has been temporarily delayed while talks with gay rights groups take place to try and break the deadlock.

This is the same locale where firemen were reprimanded, suspended, fined, and subjected to perverted brainwashing last year for interrupting some publicly copulating homosexuals by shining a light on them.

In case anyone has failed to grasp that "gay rights" means "gay privilege":

The Downs Committee commissioned a report as part of ongoing improvements to the shrubland and have proposed cutting back a lot of the undergrowth.
The move was strongly backed by local residents who complained about "inappropriate sexual activity" and safety concerns in the area.
But during the consultation period last year "equality" concerns were raised by the council's Rainbow Group — an action group of lesbian, gay and bisexual council employees — about the threat to gay rights.
A report on the plans states: "As part of the consultation, concerns were expressed by the council's Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Group (and a small number of other consultees) that this action was potentially discriminating against gay and bisexual men, whose activities on this part of the Downs were objected to by other members of the local community and Downs users."

In other words, objecting to public sex acts by homosexuals is now considered "homophobic." People alive today will probably live to see gay porn filmed in St. Peter's Basilica — unless it's turned into a mosque first.

The Master Class on parade.

On tips from Bob Mc and Burning Hot.

An Amazing Theory Regarding Jesse Jackson's Nasty Remarks

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:15 AM

How perceptive of Jesse Jackson to notice that the arrogant Affirmative Action post turtle Barack Hussein Obama has been "talking down" to black people — just like he's been talking down to everyone else. Obammunists are advised not to blame Jackson for rather crudely expressing his jealous wish to castrate the Obamessiah. As the folks at Democratic Underground will tell you, the whole episode was the fault of Fox News — unless of course it was all cleverly staged by Jackson. Gibbers a DUmmie named KharmaTrain:

Part of me thinks Jesse could be playing this for a "Sistah Soljah" moment for Obama. His son is a big wheel inside Camp Obama. Obama has been taking a lot of heat lately from the bigots and this could take their hatred and direct it in another direction…going after an old favorite target. Jesse knew where he was sitting and maybe he's taking one for the team. It also shows, once again, for the majority who are tuned off on this network, how racist they, and repugnican, are.

It seems the wise and benevolent extortionist Jesse Jackass played those racist repugnicans at Faux News like a violin.

jesse jackson
Maybe the Secret Service should confiscate his straight razor, just in case.

On tips from Dwaine, Wiggins, General Jack D. Ripper, and Burning Hot.

Australia Hit by Climate Change Delusion Disorder

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:38 AM

At last professional help is on the way for those who take the global warming farce seriously. "Climate change delusion" has now been officially diagnosed by psychiatric experts.

Joshua Wolf and Robert Salo report in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry:

A 17-year-old man was referred to the inpatient psychiatric unit at Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne with an eight-month history of depressed mood … He also … had visions of apocalyptic events.
The patient had also developed the belief that, due to climate change, his own water consumption could lead within days to the deaths of millions of people through exhaustion of water supplies.

Fortunately this doesn't sound like anything that a rubber room and heavy doses of Thorazine won't keep under control. The real problem is that his condition is shared by people in positions of authority. Raves Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd:

If we do not begin reducing the nation's levels of carbon pollution, Australia's economy will face more frequent and severe droughts, less water, reduced food production and devastation of areas such as the Great Barrier Reef and Kakadu wetlands.

The proposed solution to Rudd's delusion is not a Thorazine regimen but an anvil tied around the neck of Australia's economy.

Even if anthropogenic global warming were real, the billions Crudd wants to force Australians to flush away in the name of the hoax would be wasted on a charade. Australia produces less than 1.5% of the world's harmless carbon dioxide. It could sink into the sea and CO2 levels would continue to climb, due to the massive output of China and India, which won't stop rapidly increasing any time soon.

But the point of liberal policies isn't to do good. It's to show everyone that you meant well. Since it's all about gestures, what difference does it make if global warming is real or a delusion?

Hat tip: Conservatism Today.

July 9, 2008

Obama Blogger Sues the Bible

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:22 PM

The campaign to impose moonbattery through lawsuits has come as close to the top as it can get. Liberals would no doubt sue God, but that would mean acknowledging a power higher than the State. So Bradley LaShawn Fowler is doing the next best thing: he's suing the Bible — or rather, two major Christian publishers for putting it in print.

Fowler's main claim to oppression is that he indulges in homosexuality, a disease-spreading form of depravity that does not find favor in the Good Book. Since this has caused him to fall victim to "demoralization, chaos, and bewilderment" as well as "emotional duress and mental instability," publishers of the Bible owe him $70 million, according to the suit.

No one will be surprised to learn that Fouler has a blog on Barack Obama's official campaign site.

Christians are advised to find secure places to store Bibles, where they will be safe from authorities after the book has been banned for failing to comply with the one true commandment: There is no god but moonbattery, and Obama is its prophet.

Bradley Fowler, obammunist nutcase.

On tips from Wiggins and Kristy.

Wisdom of the Obamessiah

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:54 AM

How fortunate we are that the Obamessiah deigns to shower his enlightened insights down upon us. His latest pearl of wisdom:

Understand this: Instead of worrying about whether … uh … immigrants can learn English […] you need to make sure your child can speak Spanish. […] You know, it's embarrassing […] it's embarrassing when, when uh … you … when Europeans come over here. They all speak English, they speak French, they speak German. And then we go over to Europe … and uh [meaningless gurgling noise as he struggles to speak English without a teleprompter] and all we's can say is, "Merci beaucoup."

Now wonder Obama and his gang hate America so much. It's always embarrassing him in front of Europeans.

Why we should waste precious time learning the languages of countries in decline when we already speak the one language people around the world are most likely to know is not explained. Nonetheless, bashing America in favor of Europe is always good for hearty applause from the sort of idiots who support this jackass:

Hat tip: Right Wing News.

Britain Moves toward Decriminalizing Burglary

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:23 AM

Moonbattery-addled Britain is a burglar's paradise. Not only is it illegal to defend your home, it is becoming all but legal for criminals to invade it and help themselves to your property:

Burglars should no longer be sentenced to jail, official advisers have said.
Unpaid work or a curfew would normally be a better way of punishing break-ins and thefts, said a panel that issues guidelines to judges.
The report — part of a consultation document on criminal sentencing — is likely to heighten concerns that Britain's courts are not punishing offenders harshly enough to deter others.

The same deranged report recommends that victims should have a say on how criminals are punished — but only if they call for leniency.

There are fears such a system could lead to some offenders intimidating victims into asking for a more lenient term for them. The proposals from the Sentencing Advisory Panel also suggest that criminals sent to prison for less than a year should be let off with a community punishment instead.

British authorities have been imposing anarchy by force. No doubt this will turn out to be yet another example of government manufacturing a problem so that it can extinguish more freedoms in the process of "solving" it.

On a tip from essemess.

Global Warming Hacks Collect Cow Farts

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:01 AM

There is one positive aspect to the global warming farce: it continually provides comic relief. In Argentina, scientists paid to prop up the hoax rather than conduct meaningful investigations are now strapping plastic tanks to the backs of cows to collect burps and farts for analysis.

Moonbats would have us believe that we should stop eating meat because cow flatulence causes global warming. Apparently cows began farting and burping only recently.

Al Gore ought to lend a little validity to his unhinged prophesies of doom by taking up science himself. I would be glad to send him some farts for analysis.

On a tip from Bergbikr.

Atheist Bids for Privileged Status in the Military

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:45 AM

It's getting easier to join the privileged ranks of the oppressed. Soon all you'll have to do is deny the existence of God.

Army Spc. Jeremy Hall is making a bid to become the Rosa Parks of the godless by suing the US Department of Defense because the Army was mean to him for being an atheist. In practical terms, the lawsuit's success would mean that atheists would become legally superior beings in the Armed Forces, able to use our demented courts to punish anyone who doesn't let them have their way.

Not that Hall hasn't suffered the torments of the damned in our Christofascist Army:

Two years ago on Thanksgiving Day, after refusing to pray at his table, Hall said he was told to go sit somewhere else. In another incident, when he was nearly killed during an attack on his Humvee, he said another soldier asked him, "Do you believe in Jesus now?"

Impressively, Hall was able to withstand this oppression without being reduced to a shattered husk of a man, banging his head on the rubber walls of an asylum.

He also claims that nasty Christians sent him home from all the fun in Iraq and denied him promotions due to his lack of faith. If his suit is successful, denying promotions to atheists will be a no-no, regardless of their lack of qualifications. Just call it affirmative action for the aggressively spiritually challenged.

On a tip from V the K.

Glaciers Growing on Mount Shasta

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:57 AM

Some politically incorrect data has escaped the memory hole. USA Today admits that notwithstanding the fantasy that the planet is burning up from global warming, the glaciers on California's Mount Shasta have been growing:

Shasta's glaciers have been advancing since the end of a drought in the early 20th century. The mountain's smallest glaciers — named Konwakiton, Watkins and Mud Creek — have more than doubled in length since 1950.
Shasta's largest glacier, the Hotlum, grew more than 600 yards between 1944 and 2003 and covers nearly 2 square miles of the mountain's northeastern face. The Whitney glacier grows up to 4 inches a day in winter and is about 2.4 miles long.
Hikers seeking to cross Shasta's glaciers — marked with crevasses as deep as 100 feet — say they are much larger than the boundaries drawn on geological maps.

Naturally, the growth of the glaciers is attributed to global warming. We had better grant bureaucrats the totalitarian powers required to control the climate at once, before warm weather buries northern California under ice.

Global warming is making the ice grow.

On a tip from Lyle.

Term "Black Hole" Deemed Racist

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:20 AM

The scientific term "black hole" may soon join "denigrate" on the forbidden vocabulary list. It was deemed racist at a meeting of Dallas County commissioners:

Commissioner Kenneth Mayfield, who is white, said it seemed that central collections "has become a black hole" because paperwork reportedly has become lost in the office.
Commissioner John Wiley Price, who is black, interrupted him with a loud "Excuse me!" He then corrected his colleague, saying the office has become a "white hole."
That prompted Judge Thomas Jones, who is black, to demand an apology from Mayfield for his racially insensitive analogy.

This is just a hint of the insanity we can expect if PC totalitarians are successful at installing Barack Obama in the White House — which may have to be renamed in the interests of preventing white supremacism.

Hat tip: JammieWearingFool; on a tip from V the K.

High Culture Hits a New Low at the Seattle Opera

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:00 AM

If Seattle doesn't match San Francisco for moonbat degeneracy, it's not for lack of trying:

The Seattle Opera will host lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender nights during designated Friday performances in the 2008-09 season, the opera house announced Monday.

We'll see if Portland responds with pederasty nights at the Oregon Symphony.

Imagine the Louvre overrun by franticly copulating monkeys. That's the state of Western Civilization under the regime of moonbattery.

On a tip from gibbswtr.

July 8, 2008

Briton Arrested for Defending Home from Raiding "Youths"

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:13 PM

Let this be a lesson to any British dhimmis who might think that just because their quisling government has disarmed them doesn't mean they can't defend themselves from savages:

For more than two years, Sydney Davis's house has been under siege from youths throwing stones.
After two hours of bombardment in the latest attack and no sign of the police, the 65-year-old retired builder decided enough was enough.
As a particularly large missile landed in his kitchen, he grabbed a plank of wood from the garden and ran towards the gang to scare them away.
The police arrived just in time — to arrest Mr Davis for possession of an offensive weapon.
He now faces up to six months in prison.

The "youths" have attacked the guy's house on literally hundreds of occasions, and smashed the windows five times in the last eight months. As most readers are probably aware, "youth" is usually Euphemese for "young Muslim thug."

Davis pleads:

Something needs to be done to stop these kids. They are out there every night. One of my neighbors even had a seven-month-old in their kitchen when a brick came through the window. It showered glass across the baby's face.

Davis has kids of his own to defend, aged five and seven. Nevertheless, he was the one dragged off in handcuffs while the "youths" scampered away, only to attack again tomorrow.

The suicide of a great civilization is an ugly thing to witness.

Hat tips: Rachel Lucas, Ace of Spades HQ; on a tip from V the K.

Global Warming Crisis Continues, Despite Lack of Global Warming

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:01 AM

Rather than getting our news about the imaginary climate change crisis from the authoritarian propagandists who run the mainstream media, we would be well advised to turn to sources more grounded in reality. South Africa's Engineering News, for example:

During 2008, have we seen many stories in the newspapers about 2007 being particularly warm as a result of global warming?
During 2006, the doomsters were predicting that 2007 would be the hottest year on record, so why have we seen no reports about this?
The answer is simple — 2007 turned out to be the coolest year for 30 years. It is also the case that there has been no global warming since 1998. In fact, since 1998, there has been steady cooling.
Even more dramatic is the fact that the most recent computer model predictions indicate that there will be no more global warming for the next ten years. But the doomsters say that, after this ten-year period, global warming will come back with a vengeance. Why?

This answer is simple too: Because authoritarians and corrupt profiteers have invested far too much in the global warming hoax to admit that not only is human activity not causing global warming, currently there is no global warming.

This is a shame, because warming periods in the past were unsurprisingly associated with economic expansion. Humans are like most other life forms in that we fare better in a warmer world.

Nonetheless, South Africa prepares to drink the Kool-Aid by imposing a tax that will mean a 10% increase in electricity costs. This will kill two birds with one stone, enriching the bureaucracy, while keeping people poor enough to think they need the very government that is holding them down. But it will have no effect whatsoever on the climate.

On a tip from Bergbikr.

Time Magazine Praises Thai Degeneracy

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:35 AM

Not only Britain and Canada demonstrate where moonbattery is taking us. Time glowingly reports on Thailand's progressive polysexual enlightenment.

Life can be complicated enough for members of the transgender community — the last thing they need is to have to choose between two bathroom doors: male or female. Fortunately for students at the Kampang high school in rural northern Thailand, there's now a third option. Introduced in May, the third bathroom features a symbol on its door of a human figure divided vertically, its blue side wearing pants and its red side sporting a skirt. The Kampang school's principal says he decided to build the new bathroom after a poll found that nearly 10% of the school's 2,500 students identify themselves as transgendered.

Thailand — best known for its sex tourism industry, which draws perverts from all over the world for the privilege of raping small children — is praised as "a far more open-minded place than even the United States."

No need for the degenerate moonbats at Time to immigrate, however, because with their help, we are catching up fast.

Examples of the Thai manliness Time would have us emulate.

On a tip from B1BBET.

The Rock Star Plans His Coronation

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:07 AM

In an effort to generate maximum hype at his coronation in Denver, the Obamessiah has moved the event to a stadium, where other shallow rock stars have performed for vast crowds of mindlessly adoring fans.

Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean acknowledged the decision to move Obama's speech on the final night of the Aug. 25-28 convention to the giant open-air football field of the Denver Broncos would raise security challenges, but said he and Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper had agreed such concerns won't deter the change in venue.
Dean, in a conference call with reporters, also batted away questions about logistical challenges and added costs the change would produce, saying those things would be worked out in the coming weeks.
Obama, speaking to reporters in St. Louis, said he was excited about the move.
"Sometimes our conventions don't feel like they are open to everybody," Obama said. "For us to be able to do it in Invesco Field is an opportunity for 80,000 people who might otherwise not have been able to participate to get involved."

You have to hand to authoritarian statists: they have a knack for pageantry.


Although it isn't often mentioned in the news, the Republicans will have a convention too. Reader Matt L reports on John McCain's plans:

I understand John McCain will also have a change of venue for his acceptance speech. It will be in banquet room #3 of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Bowl-O-Rama. After the speech, entertainment will be provided by Nick Dbufosweshniski and his Accordion Daredevils who also appear every happy hour Thursday thru Sunday at the "Ya Sure, You Betcha" lounge. McCain's staff promises that "well drinks" will be $1 for anyone registering as a Republican that evening.

Canadian Put on 6-Month Waiting List for Emergency Surgery

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:22 AM

It's like having a crystal ball. All you need to do to see our future is look at countries where moonbattery has already triumphed. The only difference is that people in those countries can still escape to America, whereas we will be left with nowhere to go. The latest from Canada, whose socialized medicine we are on track to adopt:

Shona Robertson-Holmes was a mess. She had crushing headaches, insomnia and adrenaline levels so high that she constantly felt as if she had just stepped in front of a speeding bus. And that's not to mention her rapidly deteriorating eyesight.
She headed to her family doctor, who recommended that she see two specialists.
But Robertson-Holmes is Canadian, and her state-provided health care gave her a wait time of four months to see a neurologist and six months to see an endocrinologist. Unable to get an expedited appointment, and with her eyesight worsening, Robertson-Holmes called the Mayo Clinic in Arizona and went in for tests and a diagnosis within a week.
The doctors there told her she had a four-to-six-week window to have a marble-sized tumor on her pituitary gland removed before her vision loss would be irreversible.
Returning home with the diagnosis, the Ontario native was still unable to expedite the surgery. Three weeks later, she came back to Mayo for brain surgery.

For more horror stories from our own future, refer to

On a tip from V the K.

Approval of Dem-Controlled Congress Hits Single Digits

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:56 AM

Congratulations to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi on achieving a remarkable milestone. For the first time in American history, the public's approval of Congress has fallen to single digits. From Rasmussen, via Drudge:

This month, just 9% say Congress is doing a good or excellent job.

Even the fools who elected our current Congress are disgusted:

The percentage of Democrats who give Congress positive ratings fell from 17% last month to 13% this month.

Encouragingly, independents have an even lower opinion of our Democrat Congress than Republicans do, with 3% and 8%, respectively, offering positive ratings. There are probably more people who believe Elvis is alive than who think Reid and Pelosi are doing an acceptable job.

I'm guessing that Louis XVI and Nicholas II would have scored higher ratings right before they lost their jobs. No government this despised by the populace it exploits can last forever. Yet we're told that Dems will actually gain seats in November, and that they'll probably take the White House too, providing a rubber stamp for the policies that fewer than one in 10 Americans has a use for.

Nobody likes them. Yet we're told they're inevitable.

On a tip from Conan.

Enviromoonbats Target Concrete

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:21 AM

Cement doesn't get noticed much, for the same reason fish probably don't notice water. As a main ingredient of concrete, it largely makes up the world around us. So naturally, moonbats are opposed to it:

The production of cement creates a lot of carbon dioxide, the gas scientists believe is causing the temperature of Earth's atmosphere to rise. The 11 cement plants in California produce about the same amount of CO2 every year as 2 million passenger cars driven on the state's roads.

Already the ominous Air Resources Board "has the cement industry in its sights." Various authoritarian measures that would have disastrous effects on California's already declining economy have been considered.

The harmfulness of CO2 is an unsubstantiated theory that was concocted and promoted for political purposes. Our need for concrete is, in a word, concrete. But that won't stop liberals from trying to mandate a world made out of hemp and bamboo.

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

G8 Bureauweenies Pig Out at Food Crisis Summit

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:34 AM

The staggering hypocrisy of our moonbat overlords doesn't stop with their insistence that we severely curtail our lifestyle in the name of the global warming hoax, even while they bounce around like grasshoppers on their private jets. At the G8 summit in Japan, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his fellow pashas indulged in a six-course lunch, followed by an eight-course dinner. Dishes included caviar, smoked salmon, Kyoto beef, crab, white asparagus and truffle soup, and a variety of wines from around the world. At the top of their agenda: the food crisis, largely caused by their own biofuel idiocy.

During his first day at the summit, Brown was served 24 different dishes. His prescription for the food crisis: reduce "unnecessary demand." That is, the rest of us are supposed to buy less food.

While stuffing his face, Brown might have discussed with other bureaucrats how much food supermarkets should be allowed to sell to peasants, how much salt they can put on their rationed food, and what they should be permitted to feed their kids.

"Get in ma belly!"

On tips from Lyle.

July 7, 2008

Infidel Dogs to Wear Shoes to Appease Muslim Criminals

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:57 PM

Just when I thought the obsequious pandering of dhimmified British officials to Muslim criminals couldn't possibly get any more ridiculous:

Police sniffer dogs will have to wear bootees when searching the homes of Muslims so as not to cause offence.

Dogs, like infidels, are considered unclean by Muslims.

Where Muslims object, officers will be obliged to use sniffer dogs only in exceptional cases. Where dogs are used, they will have to wear bootees with rubber soles.

The sniffer dogs are used to locate the bombs Muslims set off to kill infidels. The guiltier they are, the more likely they are to object to the sniffer dogs. "Exceptional cases" must mean cases in which it is already so patently obvious that the suspects are guilty that even the moonbats who run the courts will grant permission for a proper search.

Meanwhile, Caroline Kisko of the Kennel Club barks:

We would not condone any attempt to make search dogs wear special clothing, which could cause them distress.

The distress of the innocent civilians who stand to get ripped to pieces by bombs that are not discovered because servile authorities are too busy abasing themselves before Islam to do their job properly doesn't seem to be a major concern.

From the British bulldog to this.

On a tip from Kristy.

Harry Reid Joins the Moonbattery Gallery

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:38 PM

Great news for Harry Reid. Not only did his recent unhinged denunciation of the fossil fuels that make our standard of living possible rocket to the top at YouTube, but he has now been honored with the Pea Brain Award by Hugh:


Here's the irresponsible jackass who heads the Senate declaring that coal and oil "make us sick" — never mind how sick our economy would be if we tried to live without them:

Roger Hedgecock responds:

My local county supervisor (recently re-elected to a four year term), in a letter to the editor, wrote that to save the planet we must end our use of oil and natural gas. She "wrote" the letter on her computer and e-mailed it to the newspaper — all using technology made possible by petroleum products. She made no offer of an alternative source of electricity, plastic, manufacturing, etc., nor any hint of irony in using the modern miracles made possible by oil to urge an end to the use of oil.
One can dismiss the ravings of a local elected official, but not the nearly identical outburst this week from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.
The good senator opined that "coal is making us sick, oil is making us sick — we're ruining our country, we're ruining the planet."
All the labor-saving devices of the Industrial Revolution, all the wonders of its successor in innovation, the Technological Revolution, all the marvels of the last century in transportation, communication, medicine and entertainment — all made possible by the increasingly creative use of oil, coal, and natural gas. All of it swept aside as "ruining the planet."
Sen. Reid: Your statement is a monstrous lie, and what's worse, a reflection of a growing madness in the American political ruling class.
Reality Check, Sen. Reid:
We live lives of incomparable convenience as wave after wave of appliances and gadgets powered by fossil fuels directly or by electricity generated by fossil fuels fill the homes of even our poorest citizens. […] Coal and oil are not "making us sick" — they are the bedrock of our economy, and far from "ruining our country" have made America the most prosperous country in the history of human beings on this planet.

Moonbats like Reid have moved beyond taxing us down to a lower standard of living. In the name of their deranged environmentalist ideology, they want to pull the plug on our economy, and plunge us into Third World poverty. As the Nobel Prize-winning terrorist dictator Yasser Arafat was particularly gifted at exploiting, the more wretched and miserable a government makes its people, the easier it is for authorities to stay in the saddle.

British Toddlers Required to Like Foreign Food

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:54 AM

Monty Python in its prime would have been at a loss to outdo the self-parody into which Britain's totalitarian political correctness has descended. In the name of combating "racism," toddlers are now required to like foreign foods:

The National Children's Bureau, which receives £12 million a year, mainly from Government funded organisations, has issued guidance to play leaders and nursery teachers advising them to be alert for racist incidents among youngsters in their care.
This could include a child of as young as three who says "yuk" in response to being served unfamiliar foreign food.

The NCB advises that such incidents must be punished; otherwise, "the lack of censure may indicate to the child that there is nothing unacceptable about such attitudes." Nurseries are urged to report all such thought crimes to local councils.

The next step will be the banning of native British foods, lest children prefer them to Pakistani fare.

Britons are advised to enjoy their own food while they can.

On tips from V the K and Wiggins.

FBI Has the Goods on Monica Conyers

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:40 AM

The jig could be up for Monica Conyers. Detroit's WXYZ reports:

Our reporting partners at the Detroit News are reporting that the FBI has electronic surveillance that links Detroit City Council President Pro Tem Monica Conyers to the Synagro scandal.
The evidence reportedly proves that Conyers received either a payment or payments in connection with the city-approved sludge contract.
Conyers was a vocal opponent of the $47 million a year Synagro contract, but changed her position and eventually voted for the deal when it passed by 5-4 vote in November.

Monica is the wife of the moonbatty Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, John Conyers, who also has a reputation for corruption, and whose staff once stole 60 turkeys from a charity two days before Thanksgiving. How nice of the Dems to rescue us from the Culture of Corruption.

The Conyers: the Culture of Corruption incarnate.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Gray Lady Throws a Rock at Fox News from Her Glass House

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:23 AM

Set your coffee down before reading this one: the New York Times — official propaganda organ of the left wing of the Democrat Party — has denounced slightly right of center Fox News for "setting aside the conventions of bloodless objectivity."

The charge appears in a long piece accusing the network of not being friendly enough toward hostile reporters from competitive media. The horror.

The Gray Lady's own devotion to "the conventions of bloodless objectivity" is documented on a daily basis at Times Watch.

On a tip from V the K.

AP Celebrates Fourth by Wallowing in Gloom

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:42 AM

I hope you enjoyed your Fourth of July weekend more than the moonbats at AP, who predictably spent it wallowing in gloom. We're told that even the Optimists Club can hardly find a reason for America to go on living:

They use words such as "terrified," "disgusted" and "scary" to describe what one calls "this mess" we Americans find ourselves in. Then comes the list of problems constituting the mess: a protracted war, $4-a-gallon gas, soaring food prices, uncertainty about jobs, an erratic stock market, a tougher housing market, and so on and so forth. […] Happy birthday, America? This year, we're not so sure.

Even AP admits:

In 2008, using history as a yardstick, life actually is better and richer and fuller, with more opportunities than ever before.

Nevertheless, there is an election coming up and Republicans hold the White House, so we must be convinced that we're desperate for change. This is attempted by cherry-picking morose comments from pessimists, then spinning them with rhetoric like this:

The nation's psyche is battered and bruised, the sense of pessimism palpable. Young or old, Republican or Democrat, economically stable or struggling, Americans are questioning where they are and where they are going. And they wonder who or what might ride to their rescue.

I wonder who they might have in mind.

The Obamessiah will climb on his steed and ride to our rescue.

On a tip from mega.

Canada Confiscates Children from the Politically Incorrect

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:09 AM

Canada is now confiscating children from parents deemed to hold incorrect ideologies.

My guess is it will get easier and easier to qualify as a "white supremacist." It's getting scary up there.


July 6, 2008

Rainbow Family Savages Attack Federal Agents — Again

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:55 AM

As it has done in the past, the hippie cult calling itself the Rainbow Family has attacked federal agents:

National Forest Service officials, surrounded and attacked yesterday in Wyoming with sticks and stones by 400 members of the Rainbow Family, were given reason to regret their decision to cancel a long-planned national service project by the Boy Scouts of America in favor of the unorganized annual gathering of hippies, anarchists and "free spirits" who commune with nature and each other.

The Boy Scouts had been planning since 2004 to carry out a public service project called ArrowCorps5 in the area:

The plans include about 5,000 top Boy Scouts from across the country donating an estimated 250,000 hours of time to restore, repair, rebuild, reclaim and refurbish miles of trails, acres and glens at five different sites in the nation's forests. In most cases, the scouts pay their own travel and room and board expenses to participate in the biggest service project since World War II.

The Scouts had lined up all the permits required to appease the Forest Service bureaucracy. But then the Rainbow Family decided to hold a woodland orgy at the same time. Probably fearing violence if they stood up to the moonbats, Forest Service bureauweenies pulled the rug out from under the Scouts in favor of the hippies, who evidently don't need permits.

Cowardice is rarely rewarded. Predictably, they got violence anyway.

Still more predictably, the moonbats who attacked federal agents with rocks and sticks like the Stone Age savages they are have been presenting themselves as the victims. A cavewoman calling herself "Feather" claims to have been pepper-sprayed. The ACLU is accepting collect calls from any Rainbow Family cult member inventive enough to come up with tales of abuse.

Smelly Rainbow Family weirdos.

On a tip from Wiggins.

July 5, 2008

British Educrats Engineer a Train Wreck

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:00 AM

The moonbats running Britain's schools are on a collision course with themselves. How are they going to continue to impose Islam and degenerate moonbattery at the same time?

At the Alsager High School near Stoke-on-Trent, two schoolboys were actually given detention for refusing to kneel down and pray to Allah. The "exercise" that made them balk also included wearing Muslim headgear. The direct equivalent would have been forcing children to wear swastika armbands and shout "Heil Hitler" during the Blitz.

Meanwhile, British four-year-olds will be subjected to compulsory sex education:

They will be taught the names of body parts and basic ideas about different relationships.

To translate out of Euphemese, this means the State will start indoctrinating children into embracing homosexual depravity starting when they are barely out of diapers.

According to Simon Blake of the "sexual health advice service" Brook, which no doubt is collecting taxpayer money for advising that kids too small to ride two-wheelers be sexually corrupted by the government:

All the evidence shows that if you start sex and relationships education early — before children start puberty, before they feel sexual attraction — they start having sex later. They are much more likely to use contraception and practice safe sex.

According to moonbats, it must be all the recent prudishness about exposing children to sexuality that has resulted in teen abortion rates shooting through the stratosphere in Britain.

In other British news, 11-year-old Sasha Bennington has been running up £300/month beauty treatment bills. Possibly inspired by JonBenet Ramsey, her mom has made her into a sleazy plastic sex doll in hopes of making her famous. Why not? According to authorities, little Sasha is old enough to have imbibed seven years of state-inflicted sex classes. By the ripe old age of 12, she could hold a PhD in depravity.

Barack Obama will be delighted to hear kindergarten-age children are receiving sexual indoctrination. But those who are still practicing Islam might not be so pleased. One of the reasons Europe finds itself vulnerable to Islamic conquest is that it offers a solution — albeit an evil one — to the corrosive degeneracy liberals have imposed.

If educrats would just leave out the brainwashing regarding perverted "different relationships," conflict with Islam could be avoided. Muslims aren't likely to complain too much about the sexualization of children, given that their prophet was a pedophile.

Sasha Bennington, 11-year-old pinup.

On tips from wz, mega, and xantl.

July 4, 2008

As Patriots Celebrate, Moonbats Fester

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:42 AM

Although the Fourth of July is a great day to be alive for most Americans, it causes the bile to boil in moonbats' veins, so that it seeps out through their pores in the most hideous displays. The appalling Chris Satullo is hardly the only example. Below are some lowlights from a seasonal piece at The Progressive:

It's July 4th again, a day of near-compulsory flag-waving and nation-worshipping. Count me out. Spare me the puerile parades. Don't play that martial music, white boy. And don't befoul nature's sky with your F-16s. […]
For when you stop to think about it, patriotism (especially in its malignant morph, nationalism) has done more to stack the corpses millions high in the last 300 years than any other factor, including the prodigious slayer, religion.

Communism, an antinationalistic ideology favored by progressives, has killed more than 100 million over the last century. But apparently this is dwarfed by the genocidal horrors of Christians singing hymns.

The worst kind of nationalism is of course American nationalism:

In the last five years in Iraq, tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians have died because the United States, the patriarch of patriotism, saw fit to impose itself, without just cause, on another country. But the excuse was patriotism, wrapped in Bush's brand of messianic militarism: that we, the great Americans, have a duty to deliver "God's gift of freedom" to every corner of the world.

Actually, we had already been at war with Iraq for years before W initiated the invasion with the bipartisan blessing of Congress, and Saddam had been systematically violating a ceasefire agreement. The genocide didn't start when Americans got there; that's when it stopped. But nobody wants to interrupt a hate-America fest with tedious historical facts.

Now for some smug psychoanalysis:

What is patriotism but "the narcissism of petty differences"? That's Freud's term, describing the disorder that compels one group to feel superior to another.

Next comes the laundry list of America's sins: we have nuclear weapons, we are an empire, we are a "greedy and wasteful nation," we are a "vastly unequal nation," we are a plutocracy, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay, et cetera, et cetera, on and on until the duckspeak devolves into a meaningless droning quack, like the teacher's voice in Charlie Brown cartoons.

Have fun festering, moonbats. To everyone else: Happy Fourth of July!


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Anorexic Sues Cooking Show

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:55 AM

The deranged lawsuit of the day has been brought by Aaron Ferguson, a former accountant for Rachael Ray's TV cooking show, who as an anorexic is demanding $1 million because Ms. Ray is allegedly hostile to his kind.

According to court papers, Ray committed such unconscionable acts as stating that anorexics, who suffer from a potentially life-threatening personality disorder, "are sick in the head."

Ferguson's enterprising suit could serve as an inspiration for anyone who wants to get something for nothing at someone else's expense. Not all of us have the good fortune to belong to politically favored ethnic groups, or are willing to proclaim themselves to be homosexuals. But with a little creativity, anyone can climb aboard moonbattery's gravy train by claiming to belong to an oppressed minority.

She looks nice enough, but she oppresses Anorexic-Americans.

On a tip from HoosierArmyMom.

July 3, 2008

Alleged "Man" Thomas Beatie Gives Birth

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:32 PM

Transsexual freakazoid Thomas Beatie has given birth.

Despite the name and the media's obsequious use of masculine pronouns, Beatie is like every other mother in the history of mammals in that she is a female. Nonetheless, Roto-Reuters reports that she "became a man 10 years ago." From the MSM's point of view, the birth must constitute a miracle — possibly even moonbattery's depraved answer to the Virgin Birth.

The proud parent won't be breast-feeding her bundle of joy because, "He [sic] has had his [sic] breasts surgically removed."

Beatie is described as "thinly bearded" due to having deformed herself chemically as well as surgically, with assistance from an alarmingly amoral medical profession. In Oregon she is legally recognized as being married to another woman.

Moonbattery is turning our culture into an obscene cross between a freak show and a horror movie.

Moonbattery's simulacrum of a man delights Oprah and her audience.

On a tip from PabloD.

The Amendment That Separates Citizens from Subjects

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:25 AM

Residents of Airstrip One are referred to as "subjects," because they are subject to all manner of moonbattery, including being denied the fundamental right to defend themselves. This results in a climate of lawlessness, whereby criminals know they have nothing to fear when the police aren't around. Stan Dixon is an example of the consequences; the 60-year-old vet was killed when he asked some thugs on a bus to stop swearing in front of his lady friend.

Civilization still has a fighting chance in Plantation, Florida. When savages robbing a Subway sandwich shop tried to force 71-year-old retired Marine John Lovell into the restroom, where they might have killed him, Lovell pulled out his legal handgun and opened fire. The robbery was foiled, and no one was hurt who didn't have it coming.

Lowlife Fredrick Gadson took a well-earned round in the chest. His grandmother Rosa Jones is screeching that the heroic Marine is the villain. No doubt if she had her way, only sociopaths like her grandson would be armed. Chalk up another vote for Obama.

It's a safe bet Rosa will vote to reduce us to subjects.

On tips from Lyle.

Televisions Accused of Causing Global Warming

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:48 AM

As an apparent prelude to restricting them, the governmedia has decided that even television sets exacerbate the imaginary global warming crisis:

A gas used in the making of flat screen televisions, nitrogen trifluoride (NF3), is being blamed for damaging the atmosphere and accelerating global warming. […] The gas, widely used in the manufacture of flat screen TVs, is estimated to be 17,000 times as powerful as carbon dioxide.

Wow, this new menace causes 17,000 times the damage of CO2! Legislation needs to be passed before voters figure out that 17,000 times zero is still zero.

No doubt all flat-screen TVs have already been removed from the mansions of Al Gore and his crusading Hollyweird friends.

Progressives ought to be careful about what they target for their beloved restrictions. Without television to keep them in a brainwashed trance, people might start thinking, and where would the liberal elite be then? Probably hanging from lampposts.

On tips from Wiggins and mega.

Moonbat Priorities

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:32 AM

One of moonbattery's most pernicious effects is the way it warps priorities. In Britain, which has all but succumbed to the disease, authorities in the governmedia crack down on white people calling each other "honky"…

A white man has been prosecuted for racially abusing three white security guards. Jonathan Wicks was taken to court for calling the men "honky wannabe cops." Wicks, 20, has had to attend court at least five times, at an estimated cost to the taxpayer of more than £5,000.

…and the glorification of drinking gin and tonic while driving across wide-open arctic wasteland…

Top Gear has been censured by the BBC's governing body for glamorising drink-driving. It follows a complaint from a viewer who criticised the "blatant use of alcohol while driving" during an episode of the hit BBC1 show. The programme — which saw presenters James May and Jeremy Clarkson drinking gin and tonic in the cab of a truck — was described as "grossly irresponsible."

Meanwhile, a veteran is killed for asking thugs not to swear in front of a lady, London's mayor is advising people not to get involved when they see others in trouble on his city's anarchic streets, and a terrorist with direct links to Osama bin Laden will not be executed, incarcerated, or even deported, but instead released on bail to go about his business of mayhem and murder.

That slurping noise in the background is the sound of one of history's greatest civilizations flushing itself down the toilet.

Imagine the outrage if he'd run over a polar bear.

On tips from Matthew B.

July 4: Just Another Day for Moonbat Vermin to Denounce America

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:04 AM

Here's how Chris Satullo of the Philadelphia Enquirer wants us to celebrate the Fourth:

Put the fireworks in storage. Cancel the parade. Tuck the soaring speeches in a drawer for another time. This year, America doesn't deserve to celebrate its birthday. This Fourth of July should be a day of quiet and atonement. For we have sinned.

Why is America so horrible that we should spend our national holiday wallowing in self-hatred? Because according to liberals, foreign terrorist murderers haven't been pampered sufficiently.

Bush's strategy of taking the fight to the terrorists has spared us from a significant attack for the last seven years. Nonetheless, we're told that attempts at self-defense are a "scam." We are allegedly cowards for not rolling over and letting Muslims blow us up. Intones Satullo:

The world sees this, even if we are too dim to grasp it.

Except of course for the "best among us" — i.e., enlightened progressives like Satullo who have "raised the alarm." After praising himself, he exhorts the rest us to show "humility."

There may be times when rational arguments with liberals can be attempted. But for the most part, all you could possibly say to them can be expressed with one finger.

Hat tip: Stop the ACLU; on tips from V the K and mega.

July 2, 2008

Clark Explains Why Hanoi John Kerry Is the War Hero, Not McCain

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:53 PM

Even CNN couldn't help but notice the absurdity of Wesley Clark hyping the brief military experience of phony war hero John Kerry in 2004, only to dismiss the extensive military experience of real war hero John McCain only a few years later. Watch the weasel twist and spin:

So what made Kerry special is he had the "moral courage" to come home after a few months and denounce the guys who were still over there fighting as war criminals.

Like other sniveling liberals, Clark inspires me to throw my shoe at the television. But he inspired Hugh to show how Clark could extend his own military experience, while serving within the boundaries of his personal limitations:


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Connecting Dots for the Next 9/11

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:53 AM

Using planes as bombs worked so well on September 11, Muslim terrorists just might try it again:

Private jets could be hijacked and used as "vehicle bombs" to target the public, the Government's anti-terror chief has warned.

Due to current lax security at small airports, such attacks would be "relatively simple" to orchestrate, according to Lord Carlile of Berriew in report on how the UK is dealing with the terror threat.

In related news:

Students are being encouraged to learn how to fly planes in a project by the University of Salford. Eighty students from the University — mostly from Muslim, black and minority ethnic backgrounds — have flown a glider or trainer aircraft as part of the scheme.
The project — titled Festival of Flight — is opening doors and opportunities for students who have felt excluded from the world of flight due to their race and also aims to ground stereotype views of young people from black and ethnic backgrounds.

Crows Rozaidah Abd Rahman, who's learning how to fly (and reassuringly even knows how to land):

Great moments are born from great opportunities. Festival of Flight will continue to give more opportunities like this to aspiring Muslim youth who have the passion, not just to fly but also to achieve their dreams in any other walk of life.

What kind of great moments and great opportunities? What kind of dreams? Ms. Abd Rahman continues:

The 9/11 and 7/7 tragedies have deterred the spirits of many young people, especially Muslims.

9/11 and 7/7 were really tough on Muslims. No doubt many were crestfallen at the disappointingly low body counts.

Somewhere in Phoenix, an FBI agent named Kenneth Williams is tearing out his hair.

Lenin said capitalists would sell the ropes used to hang them. Moonbats will provide Muslims with free ropes, and use taxpayer funds to teach them how to make nooses.

Coming soon to a skyscraper near you.

On tips from essemess.

San Franfreakshow Bureauweenies Help More Illegal Alien Drug Dealers Escape Justice

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:19 AM

The abomination liberals have made of San Francisco was recently discovered to have been flying illegal aliens convicted of dealing drugs back to their own countries at taxpayer expense, rather than cooperate with federal immigration officials — in violation of the law. Still exerting some nominal control over San Franfreakshow, the Feds put a stop to this. So now the liberal weenies are shielding the alien criminals by putting them in group homes, from one of which eight Honduran crack dealers just escaped within days of their arrival.

Eight Honduran juveniles who had been convicted of dealing drugs in San Francisco were sent within the past few weeks to the company's group homes, where one month's placement costs $7,000 per youth — an expense borne by San Francisco taxpayers. Within 10 days of being sent to the unlocked group homes, however, all eight youths ran away, said Bill Siffermann, head of juvenile probation in San Francisco.

It kind of reminds you of the way al Qaeda terrorists arrested in places like Yemen have a habit of escaping — probably with lunches packed for them by the authorities. Whether the "juveniles" are actually underage is disputed.

The moonbats running San Francisco actively side with bums against people who work, perverts against normal people, illegal aliens against Americans, and hippie vermin against the military. It's hardly surprising that they also side with criminals against law-abiding citizens.

SF's mayor demonstrates why elections matter.

On a tip from BlueScreen.

Black National Anthem Sung at Denver State of the City Address

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:16 AM

It looks like there really are two Americas. Blacks have their own country, with its own national anthem, as Denver discovered when René Marie performed the Black National Anthem at an official city event yesterday.

At least one councilman was sane enough to object:

This is the State of the City address. It's not an NAACP convention.

Marie was invited by moonbat mayor John Hickenlooper, who says he thought she was going to sing the real anthem. But he also says:

She blended the two songs together. She was trying to make an artistic expression of her love for the country. She did not intend to make a political statement or anything.

Nah, no political statement here. Nothing but love for the country. The Dems have found the right mayor to serve as master of ceremonies for their convention circus.

The song known as the Black National Anthem is "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing," by James Weldon Johnson. Marie lifted her voice and sang the first verse, which ends on an ominous note about marching on "till victory is won," evidently over the white man.

If the militant, race-obsessed blacks who are on the verge of taking over the White House can have their own religion, why not their own national anthem?

Ms. Marie seizes an opportunity to stick it to Whitey.

Hat tip: Slapstick Politics; on a tip from mega.

July 1, 2008

Muslims Outraged over Puppy

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:57 PM

Add cute puppies to the endless list of things we are being asked to forsake in the name of dhimmitude. Muslims consider it traditional to wipe their filthy behinds with their bare left hands, but they draw the line at pictures of puppies, which they regard as unclean.

A postcard featuring a cute puppy sitting in a policeman's hat advertising a Scottish police force's new telephone number has sparked outrage from Muslims. Tayside Police's new non-emergency phone number has prompted complaints from members of the Islamic community.

Muslims don't like dogs any better than music or alcohol. In 1005, the Caliph Al-Hakim went so far as to have all the dogs in Cairo killed.

Whimpers a spokesman for Tayside Police:

We did not seek advice from the force's diversity adviser prior to publishing and distributing the postcards. That was an oversight and we apologize for any offense caused.

Bad dhimmi, bad! Hopefully a Muslim community activist was on hand to whack this spokesman with a newspaper.

tayside police puppy
Muslims' latest excuse to intimidate liberals by being offended.

On tips from Wiggins, Frank W, Lyle, and Jimbo.

Sheila Dixon Demonstrates the Advantage of Shrillary for VP

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:24 AM

There is one good reason for BHO to put Shrillary on the ticket. When his administration inevitably comes under fire for corruption and gross incompetence, he can defend himself be screaming about both racism and sexism, just like Baltimore's Mayor Sheila Dixon.

Dixon, who has the extreme good fortune to be both black and female, has been called to account for passing out government contracts and $millions in tax breaks to her friends. But her defense is ironclad:

I think there is sexism and racism … It covers the gambit.

That does cover the gambit. Even the Obamessiah can only use racism to fend off criticism and overcome resistance. But with Shrillary on board, he'll have both sides of the liberal brain covered.

Sheila Dixon: Corrupt, but politically impregnable.

On a tip from V the K.

Student Gets Credit for Cursing on Exam

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:22 AM

Educational standards in moonbattery-addled Britain aren't what they once were:

A British high school student received credit for writing nothing but a two-word obscenity on an exam paper because the phrase expressed meaning and was spelled correctly.

The exam question was "Describe the room you are sitting in." The student's answer was "F--- off."

"It would be wicked to give it zero because it does show some very basic skills we are looking for, like conveying some meaning and some spelling," [examiner Peter] Buckroyd was quoted as saying. "It's better than someone that doesn't write anything at all."
Buckroyd said the student would have received a higher mark if the phrase had been punctuated.

Keep that in mind while preparing your cheat sheets, students!

On tips from Lyle, Burning Hot, and Frank W.