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October 31, 2008

Progressive Paper Gives Addresses of Republican Houses to Be Vandalized

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:15 PM

Halloween isn't all about treats. There are also tricks — that is, vandalism. Seattle's progressive The Stranger helpfully instructs its moonbat readership on where this should take place, providing pictures of area houses with McCain and/or GOP gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi yard signs, along with their addresses in prominent type.

If these houses happen get trashed, it's no worse than the owners deserve for failing to follow The One. Welcome to the political landscape of Obama Nation.

The article even quotes Edmund Burke:

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.

This is why liberals have deliberately created a climate in which people don't dare express public support for Republicans, lest their cars get keyed or their houses firebombed.

Fortunately this one looks well fenced.

On a tip from LT Nixon.

Happy Halloween!

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:26 AM


Compliments of Diversity Lane.

Obama Already Taking Reprisals Against Noncompliant Media

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:15 AM

If the sky falls and Obama is elected, no one will be able to say we weren't warned of what Change would entail. Here's how the Moonbat Messiah will treat renegades in the press who refuse to be compliant:

The Washington Times, N.Y. Post and Dallas Morning News — three newspapers that recently endorsed John McCain — have been kicked off Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's plane in the final days of his campaign.

Washington Times Executive Editor John Solomon comments:

This feels like the journalistic equivalent of redistributing the wealth. We spent hundreds of thousands of dollars covering Senator Obama's campaign, traveling on his plane, and taking our turn in the reporter's pool, only to have our seat given away to someone else in the last days of the campaign.

Adds McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds:

The least transparent and the least vetted candidate in history is now the least accessible — not surprising.

To see the steps Obama will take next, refer to his role model in Venezuela.

Opposition must be cut off and silenced. Otherwise how is The One supposed to unite us?

On a tip from the MaryHunter.

Halloween Fright

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:44 AM

In honor of Halloween, here's something truly scary: an Obamunist bubbling with delight over what she expects the Moonbat Messiah to provide her at someone else's expense:

I won't have to worry about putting gas in my car. I won't have to worry about paying my mortgage. You know. If I help him, he's gonna help me.

Everything will be free, just like in the island paradise Cuba. Until they run out of "rich" people to loot. Then we'll have equality, and both the lazy and the industrious will root through the garbage for something to eat together in harmony.

On tips from nanc and Wiggins.

Wikipedia Locks Rashid Khalidi Page Until After Election

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:27 AM

Wikipedia has its limited uses, but serving as an objective political reference is not one of them. Obama only needs to keep the lid on his radical associations for a few more days, and he has a better than even chance to inflict unprecedented moonbattery on this country. The MSM is doing its part by keeping its mouth shut about terrorist scum like Obama's close friends Bill Ayers and Rashid Khalidi. Wikipedia is pitching in by keeping other people's mouths shut. The Rashid Khalidi page has been locked until after the election.

It's ominous how Obamunists seem to assume it won't matter what the public knows once they've seized power. You can't help but think of the African saying, "One man, one vote, one time."

On a tip from Burning Hot.


As Thulsa Doom points out in the comments, a Wikipedia page being locked doesn't mean you can't see it; it means you can't edit it. The point is to keep new information about Obama's close relationship with this Arab terrorist suppressed until after the election.

The Ersatz Messiah Who Stole Christmas

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:03 AM

I know, wrong holiday. But with luck Obama will be just a junior Senator and disturbing historical footnote when Christmas comes around. Here's James David Manning on the Moonbat Messiah and the special day most Obamunists would prefer to forget. Heavy-handed but entertaining.

On a tip from bwahahahahah`.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Calls for Government Control of Radio

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:51 AM

Moonbats are licking their chops at the prospect of what a Marxist president backed up by an irresponsible Dem-dominated Congress could make possible. An editorial at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette denounces conservative domination of talk radio as "un-American" and stridently calls for the imposition of the Orwellian "Fairness Doctrine" to put an end to it by having liberal bureaucrats micromanage the political content of any speech made over radio.

Actually, nothing could be more American than conservatives, all but locked out of print and television media, finding an alternative venue for their views. But you can't expect liberal totalitarians to be reasonable — especially when they anticipate having the whip hand. Check out this reasoning:

The Rush Limbaughs and Sean Hannitys have been given dominance from coast to coast, turning much of talk radio into a heated debate where only one side is heard. While such gabfests draw their share of listeners, a diverse lineup is likely to attract more ears, hence more advertisers and more dollars. And isn't that what the radio conglomerates want anyway?

Obviously there's no need for the government to force broadcasters to behave in their own financial interest. If anyone wanted to listen to moonbats on the radio, Air America wouldn't need to steal from charities to stay afloat.

Not that the Unfairness Doctrine would put more Randi Rodent types on the radio anyway. The idea is to make the bureaucratic requirements so onerous that radio stations will give up on the political talk format and play music or drone about gardening.

By the way, Rush and Sean were not "given dominance." They earned dominance, by serving a need. That's what capitalism is all about, and capitalism — i.e., economic freedom — along with freedom of political speech, is what America is all about.

On a tip from Reid.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:05 AM

If "social justice" applied to campaigns. On a tip from Viking04.

Obama Speechwriter Wendy Button Defects to the Good Guys

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:56 AM

Here's something you won't see prominently featured in the liberal establishment media: an Obama speechwriter realized what she had crawled into bed with and defected to the good guys. In her own words, this is why Wendy Button made the switch:

The final straw came the other week when Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher (a.k.a Joe the Plumber) asked a question about higher taxes for small businesses. Instead of celebrating his aspirations, they were mocked. He wasn't "a real plumber," and "They're fighting for Joe the Hedge-Fund manager," and the patronizing, "I've got nothing but love for Joe the Plumber."
…The party I believed in wouldn't look down on working people under any circumstance. And Joe the Plumber is right. This is the absolutely worst time to raise taxes on anyone: the rich, the middle class, the poor, small businesses and corporations.
…Not only has this party belittled working people in this campaign from Joe the Plumber to the bitter comments, it has also been part of tearing down two female candidates. At first, certain Democrats and the press called Senator Clinton "dishonest." They went after her cleavage. They said her experience as First Lady consisted of having tea parties. There was no outrage over "Bros before Hoes" or "Iron My Shirt." Did Senator Clinton make mistakes? Of course. She's human.
But here we are about a week out and it's déjà vu all over again. Really, front-page news is how the Republican National Committee paid for Governor Sarah Palin's wardrobe? Where's the op-ed about how Obama tucks in his shirt when he plays basketball or how Senator Biden buttons the top button on his golf shirt?
…Governor Palin and I don't agree on a lot of things, mostly social issues. But I have grown to appreciate the Governor. I was one of those initial skeptics and would laugh at the pictures. Not anymore. When someone takes on a corrupt political machine and a sitting governor, that is not done by someone with a low I.Q. or a moral core made of tissue paper. When someone fights her way to get scholarships and work her way through college even in a jagged line, that shows determination and humility you can't learn from reading Reinhold Niebuhr. When a mother brings her son with special needs onto the national stage with love, honesty, and pride, that gives hope to families like mine as my older brother lives with a mental disability. And when someone can sit on a stage during the Sarah Palin rap on Saturday Night Live, put her hands in the air and watch someone in a moose costume get shot — that's a sign of both humor and humanity.
Has she made mistakes? Of course, she's human too. But the attention paid to her mistakes has been unprecedented compared to Senator Obama's "57 states" remarks or Senator Biden using a version of the Samuel Johnson quote, "There's nothing like a hanging in the morning to focus a man's thoughts."
…I was dead wrong about the surge and thought it would be a disaster. Senator John McCain led when many of us were ready to quit. Yet we march on as if nothing has changed, wedded to an old plan, and that too is a long way from the Democratic Party.
I can no longer justify what this party has done and can't dismiss the treatment of women and working people as just part of the new kind of politics. It's wrong and someone has to say that.

She also points out that attempts to portray McCain as identical to Bush are bogus, and that McCain is the only candidate who has "worked in a bipartisan way on big challenges."

It's contemptible for the likes of Colin Powell and Scott McClellan to switch opportunistically to what appears to be the winning team. But to switch to the underdog on the basis of principle takes character. The media isn't going to commend her for it, but Button's integrity is still appreciated.

On a tip from Debbie Lee.

Delaware State Police Prevent Elderly Woman From Buying a Gun

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:19 AM

Handguns have been called "equalizers," because they permit even the frailest among us to exercise the fundamental right of self-defense — except in Joe Biden-Land:

Delaware State Police stopped Alvina Vansickle from purchasing a .22-caliber pistol for self-defense because she was too old and a woman, said Superintendent Col. Thomas MacLeish.

Needless to say, the 81-year-old Mrs. Vansickle needed the gun all the more for being old and a woman.

Fortunately some of us are still American enough to object to the suppression of our Constitutional liberties. In the ensuing uproar, Mrs. Vansickle was allowed to purchase the revolver — and it was revealed that Delaware State Police have been keeping lists of gun buyers for years, despite legal requirements to destroy the records after 60 days.

Such lists will come in handy when an Obama/Biden Administration starts confiscating firearms, so as to leave us all as vulnerable as elderly women in the face of a heavily armed regime and the lowlife thugs it will represent.

On a tip from Lyle.

October 30, 2008

Erica Jong on the Verge of an Obamunist Breakdown

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:05 PM

It's nice to know that those of us who still believe in this country aren't the only ones terrified of how the election will turn out. Remember the feminist soft-core porn novelist Erica Jong? She and her moonbatty friends seem be having nervous breakdowns:

My friends Ken Follett and Susan Cheever are extremely worried. Naomi Wolf calls me every day. Yesterday, Jane Fonda sent me an email to tell me that she cried all night and can't cure her ailing back for all the stress that has reduces her to a bundle of nerves.
My back is also suffering from spasms, so much so that I had to see an acupuncturist and get prescriptions for Valium.

Erica and the gang are upset because the last two elections were stolen by the "Republican Mafia" — and evidently our voting machines are still rigged.

If Obama loses it will spark the second American Civil War. Blood will run in the streets, believe me. And it's not a coincidence that President Bush recalled soldiers from Iraq for Dick Cheney to lead against American citizens in the streets.
Bush has transformed America into a police state, from torture to the imprisonment of reporters, to the Patriot Act.

I'd heard rumors that Keith Olbermann might finally be carted off to Bellevue by the men in white coats, but not that reporters were being imprisoned — except of course in the sort of socialist hellholes America will emulate if Obama is able to inflict Change.

Ambitious in her moonbattery, Jong claims she has "taken the place of Susan Sontag" — the utterly unhinged liberal elitist who proclaimed that "the white race is the cancer of human history." No doubt Sontag would be a big Obama supporter too. Here's how she reacted to 9/11:

Where is the acknowledgment that this was not a "cowardly" attack on "civilization" or "liberty" or "humanity" or "the free world" but an attack on the world's self-proclaimed superpower, undertaken as a consequence of specific American alliances and actions?

Jong's reaction was nearly as progressive:

I have always had fantasies of New York felled by nuclear bombs, flooded by rising sea level, toppled by meteors if not by terrorists. I always knew our grandeur might well be fleeting. […] I have always been able to imagine a crater where New York City used to be. Now everyone else can imagine it too.

There's no need to imagine a crater where our culture used to be, thanks to our intelligentsia being dominated by depraved dopes like Erica Jong and her bevy of boobs.

Erica Wrong is losing it.

On tips from Shawarma Mayor and LT Nixon.

Profiles in Countermoonbattery: Joe Perry

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:02 PM

It's gratifying to see so many of the great rockers I loved back in the 70s emerge as countermoonbats. The latest is Aerosmith lead guitarist Joe Perry:

We pretty much stay out of it, but seeing so many people come out for Obama, I just felt like, "What the hell, I might as well raise my hand for this side." … I've been a hardcore Republican my whole life. My mother and father drilled into me from the very start that if you work hard and be positive, you'll get what you're working for. I guess I'm living proof of that.

Well said. Perry's high-class countermoonbat company includes Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent, and Gene Simmons.

So long as there are countermoonbats, that flag will still mean something.

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

At the League of Rogue Nations

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:00 PM

Just because Obama is eager to meet with our enemies without preconditions doesn't mean they'll be able to find time for him.

On tips from J and Burning Hot.

A Referendum on America

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:22 AM

Next week's election is more than a choice between a left-wing Democrat and a centrist Republican. It's a referendum on whether this will continue to be America, the Last Best Hope, or Change into just another country.

You don't need to be particularly conservative to see this. From the moderate Dr. Slogan's Prescriptions:

How about close relationships with people involved in international terror? Or laser sharp focus on indoctrinating children? Or a laundry list of every modern-day tyrant openly expressing support? Or persistent suppression of free speech? Or going for twenty years (and bringing children) into a church that openly promotes hate of white people, just as [it] openly supports Hamas and condemns our country on regular basis? Or campaigning for a radical with Islamic ties who threw a stable country into a bloody mess? Or close ties with people who led an organization that unapologetically bombed the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon and a police station and who were on the FBI Ten Most Wanted List? Or vote fraud of monstrous proportions? Or accepting a flow of donations from unidentified foreign sources?
[…T]his election is no longer about choosing between Republicans and Democrats. It's about choosing between our democratic system as we know it and a totally different state. In that state — which Sen. Obama and people behind him have been working hard to create, free speech will be not so free. In that state, tolerance will not be so tolerant. And in that state many things you've been taking for granted will slowly but steadily cease to exist.

America as we know it could cease to exist, given the help Obama can expect from a radicalized, Dem-controlled Congress. But on the bright side, second-rate countries won't resent us anymore.


The Left-Right Spectrum and the Big Lie Tactic

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:13 AM

One of the most striking examples of the Big Lie tactic is the Left's ability to pass off fascism and Nazism as phenomena of the Right.

Mussolini, the father of fascism, came from a socialist background, and was inspired by Democrat Woodrow Wilson, who has been called the world's first modern dictator. The term "fascist" comes from the Italian word for bundle, fascio — the idea being that alone we're just weak little twigs, but bundled together by an all-powerful state, we become strong through collectivism.

The German version of fascism was even more overtly socialist. Nazi is short for Nationalsozialist, i.e., National Socialist. To quote the extremely progressive Adolf Hitler:

We are socialists, we are enemies of today's capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions.

The only significant right-wing aspect of fascists and Nazis was their appeal to patriotic sentiment. Communists differed only in being less nationalistic, and even more extreme in their opposition to the fundamental human right to own property. Even communists, however, have exploited patriotism. World War II was known in the Soviet Union as the Great Patriotic War.

No one would lump conservatives in with communists. So it is remarkable that liberals — who resemble fascists in their reverence for the State, and Nazis in their obsession with race and enthusiasm for abortion — have been able to set up a false spectrum with communists on the left end and Nazis/fascists on the right end, just past conservatives. In actuality, communists are just past Nazis and fascists on the left end; America's Founding Fathers are on the right end.

On a tip from Artfldgr, here's some art that drives home the point:



Despite the similarity between communism and fascism/Nazism, progressives want to disassociate themselves from the latter and hang it around conservatives' necks because WWII conditioned us to perceive fascists as enemies at a visceral level — although communism is, if possible, even more hostile to American principles. The Holocaust has nothing to do with it; progressives shrug off the even vaster genocidal horrors inflicted by Hitler's ideological cousins Stalin and Mao.

Liberals' beloved moral equivalence comes into play. Pointing out that Democrat policy, taken to its natural conclusion, leads inevitably toward communism — as Obama has been making so obvious — can be countered with the false argument that conservative principles would similarly lead to an American version of the Third Reich. Once again we are told that what they're doing is okay because other people are potentially just as bad.

But Americans have already taken conservative principles to the extreme by founding the country in the first place. America as originally established is what conservatives are trying to conserve.

The Left believes in collectivism and subservience to the state. The Right believes in the sanctity and liberty of the individual. That progressives have used their dominance of the media and education to spin fascism as a right-wing phenomenon is a reminder that we need to question everything they've told us.

Barney Frank Redefines Chutzpah

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:12 AM

Barney Frank is the personification of Democrat degeneracy and corruption. One of his homosexual lovers ran a prostitution service out of Frank's own home. After 9/11, we learned that our national security had been weakened by Frank's campaign to make it easier for homosexuals with AIDS to enter the country. His rhetoric is shamelessly over the top; after Katrina, he accused President Bush of "ethnic cleansing." He has promised to cut off funding to our troops fighting terrorists abroad. Among his worse transgressions: of all the bumbling, unscrupulous fools in Washington who helped bring about the Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae meltdown, Frank is arguably the most to blame.

As Chairman of the Financial Services Committee, Frank has been primarily responsible for blocking attempts to rein in these irresponsible, government-sponsored monstrosities, in return for generous campaign contributions (although Frank personally received less than half as much as Barack Obama). To say Frank has been in bed with the reprobates who instigated our current economic crisis would be putting it literally; another one of his homosexual "partners" was a Fannie Mae executive:

Now that Fannie Mae is at the epicenter of a financial meltdown that threatens the U.S. economy, some are raising new questions about Frank's relationship with Herb Moses, who was Fannie’s assistant director for product initiatives. Moses worked at the government-sponsored enterprise from 1991 to 1998, while Frank was on the House Banking Committee, which had jurisdiction over Fannie.

Arrogant chutzpah has been very good to Barney Frank, so there's no reason for him to abandon it now. Here he is blaming Republicans for the mess he made, and inviting voters to put him back in charge of the henhouse, before even stopping to wipe the bloody feathers from his snout.

The remark about being on TV without interruption is apparently a reference to Bill O'Reilly tearing into this sack of trash over his prominent role in derailing our economy.

Appallingly, a combination of ignorance and depravity among Frank's Taxachusetts constituents will probably get him reelected.

On a tip from bwahahahahah`.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:33 AM

Via The People's Cube and, on tips from Bergbikr and the MaryHunter.

HuffPo Moonbat Pokes 222 Holes in Lesbian Lover

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:05 AM

Maybe we ought to elect Barack Obama after all. If we don't turn the country over to moonbats, they might get mad — and as Carol Burger demonstrates, progressives can get pretty scary when they're angry.

A Nutroots Obamunist who has been covering the election for the Huffington Post, Burger was "disgusted with the U.S." and considered moving to Panama or Mexico. She recently blew her top at a former lesbian lover and stabbed her 222 times with a Phillips-head screwdriver.

Carol and her victim Jessica Kalish were "married" and shared a house, despite having broken up years previously — just another happy liberal variation on the boring old tradition family. She dumped the body and cleaned up the murder scene in an attempt to hide the crime, but soon blew her brains out, leaving Obama with one less vote in swing state Florida.

Carol Burger, one screwy moonbat.

On tips from Wiggins, J, Matt L, Burning Hot, and V the K. Hat tips: BelchSpeak, Confederate Yankee.

October 29, 2008

Palestinians Canvass for Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:11 PM

Remember this?


These are Palestinians celebrating the atrocities of September 11. Depending on the outcome of our election, the Gaza and the West Bank will again erupt with joy on November 5th. Via al-Jazeera, the only network in the world to outdo the BBC for sheer seething hatred of the USA and everything it stands for, here's a report on Palestinians working from Gaza to get Obama elected:

You would think it would give even Democrats pause that people who want our entire nation destroyed and all of us killed emphatically support Obama — not that they would know anything about this particular story, with the liberal establishment media effectively blacking it out.

On tips from J and Cheetah.

In the Tank

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:50 PM


Compliments of America Is an Obamanation!

Obama Compares America to Nazi Germany

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:36 AM

Barack Obama has further established his credentials as a truly unhinged moonbat radical by comparing America to Nazi Germany. LGF quotes from The One's ruminations on the Supreme Court, which he has chastised for not being sufficiently radical on the subject of "spreading the wealth around":

… just to take a, sort of a realist perspective … there's a lot of change going on outside of the Court, um, that, that judges essentially have to take judicial notice of. I mean you've got World War II, you've got uh, uh, uh, the doctrines of Nazism, that, that we are fighting against, that start looking uncomfortably similar to what we have going on, back here at home.

Ironically, Nazism was a form of socialism, according to which all of society was oriented toward an all-powerful, race-obsessed state. This doesn't sound much like America, but it will if Obama is able to inflict Change.

On a tip from J.

Dem Politician Stuffs Bribes Into Bra

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:05 AM

If Obama wins and the Dems make big gains in the House and Senate as expected, America will in effect be a one-party country. For insight into what this would mean, refer to the one-party state Massachusetts, which has produced such horrors as Chappaquiddick Ted Kennedy, Hanoi John Kerry, and Michael Dukaka — not to mention Dianne Wilkerson:

Democratic state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson faces 40 years in prison after federal prosecutors outlined accusations that she accepted [$23,500 in] bribes over an 18-month period in a money-for-legislative influence sting operation, prosecutors said. […] Photographs released by U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan showed Wilkerson stuffing 10 $100 bills into her bra at No. 9 Park restaurant last June. […] Wilkerson — the state's only black state senator — is a convicted tax cheat and a campaign finance scofflaw who has a long litany of legal problems that has marred her 15-year record as a lawmaker.

Good thing the Obama campaign uses prepaid credit cards to collect illicit funds. Imagine the size of the bra it would need if it employed Wilkerson's technique:


On a tip from Cheetah.

First London Snow in October Since 1934

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:39 AM

If the Obama regime wants to exploit the global warming hoax to facilitate the imposition of socialism, it may have to censor weather reports. London was just hit with snow in October for the first time in 74 years:

Just two days after the end of British Summertime, the first snowfall of the year saw a lorry driver killed when his vehicle collided with another lorry on the M40 in Buckinghamshire.
Tonnes of lard being carried in one of the lorries was left strewn over all six lanes of the motorway causing long delays.
Thousands of homeowners were today without power after high voltage cables were brought down by the night's snowfall.
Clusters of homes in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire were affected and energy provider EDF said it would work throughout the day to reconnect supplies.
Even London was hit by a light dusting last night — the first time the capital has seen snow in October since 1934.

It looks like the polar bears will be safe after all.

Global warming hits London.

On a tip from Mandy.

Judge Brushes Off Concerns Over Obama's Eligibility to Be President

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:15 AM

The mainstream media isn't the only branch of the liberal establishment willing to sacrifice its credibility to get the Moonbat Messiah into the White House. Lawyer Philip Berg has been complaining that Obama isn't even eligible to run for President per the Constitution, since he is not a natural-born citizen. But a Clinton-appointed federal judge has ruled that the Constitution doesn't matter:

Judge R. Barclay Surrick dismissed Berg's case on Friday on the grounds that he, as well as all American voters, have no standing to bring charges against Sen. Obama, saying that the harm caused by Obama's alleged ineligibility is "too vague and its effects too attenuated" to be considered "an injury in fact."

It's still unclear whether Obama was born in Hawaii or in Kenya as his African relatives attest. But this is clear enough: the injury in fact to this whole country will be anything but attenuated if Obamunists are able to dismiss the Constitution as irrelevant when it gets in their way.

On a tip from Thulsa Doom.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:38 AM

On a tip from Matt L.

Obama Campaign Gobbles Up Illicit Donations via Prepaid Credit Cards

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:31 AM

Without even having won the election, the Obama Administration is already notable for its corruption. The latest revelation:

Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign is allowing donors to use largely untraceable prepaid credit cards that could potentially be used to evade limits on how much an individual is legally allowed to give or to mask a contributor's identity, campaign officials confirmed.
Faced with a huge influx of donations over the Internet, the campaign has also chosen not to use basic security measures to prevent potentially illegal or anonymous contributions from flowing into its accounts, aides acknowledged. […]
The problem with [prepaid credit] cards, campaign finance lawyers said, is that they make it impossible to tell whether foreign nationals, donors who have exceeded the limits, government contractors or others who are barred from giving to a federal campaign are making contributions.
"They have opened the floodgates to all this money coming in," said Sean Cairncross, chief counsel to the Republican National Committee. "I think they've made the determination that whatever money they have to refund on the back end doesn't outweigh the benefit of taking all this money upfront."

I'm sure Obama won't mind refunding the illegal funds he gets nailed on, once he's in the White House. At that point, he'll be vacuuming money out of our bank accounts, instead of from foreigners and George Soros.

This helps explain why Democrats more than Republicans favored McCain's atrocious campaign finance reform. Republicans have the disadvantage of having to follow the rules, if only because the media will tear them to pieces if they don't. Meanwhile, Mary T. Biskup, a retired insurance manager from Manchester, Missouri, donated $174,800 to the Obama campaign, despite being limited to $2,300 for the general election.

If this is how the Obama campaign is run, imagine how Obamunists would run the country.

On a tip from nanc.

The Stock Market as a Window on the Future

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:55 AM

Despite the big upswing yesterday, the stock market has been a roller coaster trending steeply downward. There's more to it than the subprime crisis, as George Newman explains in today's WSJ:

The valuation of an individual stock reflects the collective expectation of investors about a company's future profits, dividends and appreciation, and the same is true of the market as a whole. These profits, in turn, are greatly influenced by government policy on taxes, spending, subsidies, environmental and other regulations, labor laws, and the corporate legal climate. Investors have heard enough from both candidates in the last month or two to conclude that prospects for a flourishing, competitive, growing and reasonably free economy in a McCain administration are bad, and in an Obama administration far worse. (In fact, the market's bearish behavior over the last couple of months pretty closely tracks Barack Obama's gains.)
If you don't believe me, please answer a few questions:
• Have you thought of what a gradual doubling (and indexation) of the minimum wage, sailing through a veto-proof and filibuster-proof Congress, would do to inflation, unemployment and corporate profits? The market now has.
• Have you thought of how easily a Labor Department headed by a militant union boss would push through a "Transparency in Labor Relations" law that does away with secret ballots in strike votes, and what this would do to industrial peace? The market now has.
• Have you thought of how a Treasury Secretary George Soros would engineer the double taxation of the multinationals' world-wide profits, and what this would mean for investors (to say nothing of full-scale industrial flight from the U.S.)? The market now has.
• Have you thought of how an Attorney General Charles J. Ogletree would champion a trillion-dollar reparations-for-slavery project (whittled down, to be fair, to a mere $800-billion, over-10-years compromise), and what this would do to the economy? The market now has.
• Have you thought of what the virtual outlawing of arbitration — exposing all industries to the fate of asbestos producers — would do to corporate liability and legal bills? The market now has.
• Have you thought of how a Health and Human Services Secretary Hillary Clinton would fix drug prices (generously allowing 10% over the cost of raw materials), and what this would do to the financial health of the pharmaceutical industry (not to mention the nondiscovery of lifesaving drugs)? The market now has.
• Have you thought of a Secretary of the newly established Department of Equal Opportunity for Women mandating "comparable worth" pay practices for every company doing any business with government at any level — where any residual gap between the average pay of men and women is an eo ipso violation? Have you thought about what this would do to administrative and legal costs, hiring practices, productivity and wage bills? The market now has.
• Have you thought of what confiscatory "windfall profits" taxes on oil companies would do to exploration, supply and prices? The market now has.
• Have you thought of how the nationalization of health insurance, the mandated coverage of ever more — and more exotic — risks, the forced reimbursement for excluded events, and the diminished freedom to match premium to risk would affect the insurance industry? The market now has.
• Have you thought of Energy Czar Al Gore's five million new green jobs — high-paying, unionized and subsidized — to replace, at five times the cost, what we are now producing without those five million workers, and what this will do to our productivity, deficit and competitiveness? The market now has.
I could go on, but you get the point.

That point being, the Change Obamunists bleat about boils down to changing the wealthiest country in the history of the world to a Third World socialist hellhole. The market doesn't seem to like the idea.

The market is forward looking. If it is unhappy with a president, it does not wait almost eight years before the numbers reflect it. If it really anticipated good times under Mr. Obama, the market would have gained 40% in anticipation of the transition. By losing that much, it seems to be saying the opposite.

But there is still hope that rather than disaster under Obama, we'll get damage control under McCain — which may explain the jump yesterday.

The silver lining in all this is that the market has already "discounted" an Obama win, so if that happens you won't wake up on Nov. 5 to find your remaining savings down the drain. If the unexpected happens, you may be in for a pleasant surprise.

By predicting an Obama win, the market has already suffered much of the damage of putting an immature leftist in charge of the government, as if that devastating tragedy had already occurred. As the polls tighten up, the market may be realizing, along with voters, that the catastrophe can still be averted.

On a tip from Varla.

Los Angeles Times Suppresses Video of Obama Praising Rashid Khalidi

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:09 AM

The Los Angeles Times refuses to release video of a guy who may be elected President in a few days praising Rashid Khalidi, former official mouthpiece of the terrorist PLO.

Among those who don't rely on the MSM, it's already known that Khalidi and Obama have long been good friends, and that Obama has funneled money in his direction. However, making this video public would let a wider group know who and what they might be voting for Tuesday, so La Times apparently considers it better left unseen.

Khalidi directed the official Palestinian press agency WAFA during the heyday of PLO terrorism. If possible, he has become even more radicalized: now he teaches on the Middle East faculty at Columbia, which makes Mahmoud Ahmadinejad look like Bebe Netanyahu. Like other radicals, he is fond of accusing Israel of running an "apartheid system." This should give Jews a hint as to where our foreign policy would go under President Obamination.

On the tape, Obama refers to the intimate dinners he had with Khalidi and his wife Mona, as the terrorist propagandist was leaving Chicago for Columbia:

It's for that reason that I'm hoping that, for many years to come, we continue that conversation — a conversation that is necessary not just around Mona and Rashid's dinner table … [but around] this entire world.

Homegrown terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn — who launched Obama's political career from their home — were reportedly in attendance — another reason for La Times to sit on the tape.

By the way, La Times has officially endorsed Obama for President. No word on whether it favors Khalidi or Osama bin Laden for Secretary of State.

McCain spokesman Michael Goldfarb comments:

A major news organization is intentionally suppressing information that could provide a clearer link between Barack Obama and Rashid Khalidi. … The election is one week away, and it's unfortunate that the press so obviously favors Barack Obama that this campaign must publicly request that the Los Angeles Times do its job — make information public.

La Times says it won't release the video because it promised the source it wouldn't. Keeping promises is noble, but it would be more noble still not to make promises that conflict with professional obligations. Imagine any MSM outlet agreeing to suppress video of McCain toasting Timothy McVeigh.

On tips from Cheetah and J.

October 28, 2008

Within the First Six Months

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:37 AM


From The People's Cube, via Right Wing News.

Obama Is Already Defining "Rich" Downward

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:14 AM

Obamanomics is based on the morally repugnant class warfare principle of setting aside a group of people called "the rich," who are to be pillaged and exploited for the sake of everyone else. Under Stalin, to qualify as rich you only needed to own more than one samovar (a device for brewing tea found in most Russian homes); people were actually shot if government inspectors found a second samovar in the home of a "kulak" ("rich peasant").

Obviously imposing excessive taxation on "the rich," however they are defined, will cripple the economy as a whole, making everyone more miserable. It isn't the poor who invest and employ — it is the demonized rich.

But before we even reach that point, there is the problem that the grandiose schemes of egomaniacal socialist dictators tend to cost more than even the rich can pay. This is why the definition of "rich" slides downward until you find yourself dragged off by thugs over a samovar.

Obama has promised that he will only loot families that make more than $250,000 per year, showering their money down upon the rest of us by offering "tax cuts" even to people who don't pay any federal taxes. But what's this? The Moonbat Messiah hasn't even been elected and already the mark has been moved down to $200,000:

Meanwhile, Plugs Biden has lowered the mark to $150,000.

Once in office, Obama bin Biden would inevitably continue to adjust the definition of rich until it covers anyone gainfully employed. Those who actually think their tax burden would be reduced under these socialists are morbidly gullible — although I don't doubt that some who don't even pay taxes will be getting tax credit handouts at the expense of a dwindling class of people who work for a living.

Hat tip: Say Anything; on tips from nanc and J.

Media's Obamunist Bias Visible From Russia

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:36 AM

The liberal establishment's control of the media in this country has resulted in a pro-Obama bias so obvious, you can see it from Russia:

Russia's Central Elections Committee has also assigned its Centre for the Study of Election Technology to review the U. S. election campaign.
A preliminary report prepared by the group, after studying U. S. media coverage on the NBC, CBS and ABC television networks since September, has concluded Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential candidate, has a "hidden advantage."
A preliminary report obtained by the Russian daily online newspaper Kommersant concludes the U. S. television networks devoted more time to Republican candidate John McCain, but "the material that makes up that time difference can be assessed as negative."
The Russian study also said Sarah Palin, the Republican vice-presidential pick, has been subjected to more criticism than her Democratic counterpart, Senator Joe Biden.
It adds that when the presidential candidates' platforms are described, Mr. Obama's is described last, to make it look better, and when platforms are compared, "Obama's is presented [as] preferable."

The observations appear to be in response to Western criticism of Russia's pro-Kremlin media bias. Unless our own media wants to set aside its Obamunist agenda long enough to do its job ethically and professionally, we are admittedly in a poor position to criticize Putin's toadies in the Russian press.

When imposing socialism, it helps to have a compliant press.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit; on a tip from Burning Hot. Image via The Outraged Spleen of Zion.

Obamunists Continue to Target Small Children

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:59 AM

Like other totalitarian movements, Obamunism obsessively targets children. If you thought NBC Universal head honcho Jeff Zucker's Village of the Obamatrons video was creepy, check out the Kids for Obama page on the Moonbat Messiah's own website:

The one thing most grandparents have in common is that they have the most wonderful grandchildren in the world — so clever, so handsome, so pretty, ever so precious. Even if you are still unsure of your path in life, and even if your parents and friends occasionally wonder about you, your grandma and grandpa love you and have faith in you.
That is your weapon! "Precious" needs to get on the phone and say, "Grandpa, Grandma, I am asking you to vote for Barack Obama. This is really important to me. It's about my future. It's about the world I will be living in. It's about the world I want for my future children. (They will love that one!) Please! Do it for me!"

Among the lessons Obama seems to have learned from his mentor Bill Ayers, who abandoned terrorism to join the education establishment: warp their minds while they are still malleable. Education is already more about left-wing indoctrination than the three R's. Imagine Obama, Ayers, et al. in charge of our schools.


Hat tip: Dr. Slogan's Prescriptions; on a tip from Jeff T.

Another Biden Interview Goes Off Script

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:33 AM

When journalists interview Obama bin Biden, they're supposed to take a softball, set it on a tee, and watch approvingly as the candidate swats at it with a tennis racket. But at least one interview with WFTV in Orlando was canceled after Barbara West went off the reservation and asked Plugs Biden real questions. Also in the doghouse is CBS3 in Philadelphia:

The saddest part: station execs were so "embarrassed" to have embarrassed Plugs that they withheld the interview from their website. According to Breitbart, CBS3 has joined WFTV on a list of stations banned for disobedience by the Moonbat Messiah campaign, but maybe the station will be forgiven if it grovels sufficiently and promises never to practice real journalism again.

Via The News Junkie at WJNO; on a tip from Murff.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:12 AM

On a tip from J.

What Moonbats Will Do If McCain Wins

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:05 AM

One reason to put a clothespin on your nose and vote for John McCain is the reaction moonbats will have if their dime store Marxist messiah is defeated. Already the folks at Huffington Post are planning their tantrums. Reader Todd D collected some comments:

"And if McCain wins I will also by a pound of the finest kush I can find and I will smoke it as fast as I can in between crying fits." - ohiodem250
"If McCain and co. win I will (angrily) get into my car and drive from VT to DC to protest. After I return home I'll grieve and be depressed--and still be pissed. I may need some anti-depressants (I'm not kidding!)." - LeeLee
"if they "win" then we take to the streets." - Swerinjer2
"If the other side wins, i'm going back home (europe)" - jymfrancais
"If McCain/Palin manage to steal this election, how much you want to bet I lose my job, again. Coincidence? I don't think so. I'll be homeless and on the street and they will probably blame me for my situation. " - gjoh
"Four more years of ignoring our human resource, enabling corporate governance, and you will all be making your own clothes, growing your own food, and fighting for air and water. I will be on the other side of the planet." - windwashed
"Move to Canada.. I already have" - wiredash
"If McCain wins, I'll serioiusly consider requesting a job assignment outside of the United States. Perhaps I will learn that the grass is green on the other side, even if it is stained with the GOP red blood." - SunFresh
"If they win…I see a recap of last time. Me,standing in front of my television crying. You know, bush has made me cry and ask "why" twice." - dietcokehead98

Remember the postelection selection trauma cases after W was reelected? It would be delicious to watch them snivel, pout, and stamp their feet once again. Unfortunately their promises to leave the country they so hate are rarely fulfilled.

I hope they kept their sign, in case McCain wins.

Obama and Your Money

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:41 AM

On a tip from J.

Orkin Man Urgently Needed in Denver

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:58 AM

Swarms of Obamunists descended on Denver Sunday, taking advantage of some nice weather to show off their numbers as they rallied in support of The One. Looking At the Left has put together a photo essay that gives an idea of the nice, normal folks who could soon have their Messiah running the country. A few samples:

Once Satan had possessed his right ear, it was a short hop to his brain.

An Obamunist who thinks Bush is on the ballot says hi.

Moonbats hope Obama can make their bloodthirsty fantasies real.

Don't bother trying to reason with cult members.

Obama will unite us through sex ed for kindergarteners.

If Obamunists take over the government, we will know how Romans felt when their city fell to barbarians.

On a tip from V the K.

October 27, 2008

Government Data Accessed in Campaign to Smear Joe the Plumber

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:06 PM

Here's another foretaste of life in Obama Nation. Joe the Plumber challenged The One's Marxist economic plans and came to symbolize the normal hard-working Americans who would be crushed so that Obama can "spread the wealth around." As punishment, the Obamedia has crawled over Joe Wurzelbacher's life like a plague of cockroaches, waggling its antennae for any information that might discredit him or besmirch his character. Obama hasn't even been elected, but already help appears to be coming from government sources:

Information on Wurzelbacher was accessed by accounts assigned to the office of Ohio Attorney General Nancy H. Rogers, the Cuyahoga County Child Support Enforcement Agency and the Toledo Police Department.
It has not been determined who checked on Wurzelbacher, or why. Direct access to driver's license and vehicle registration information from BMV computers is restricted to legitimate law enforcement and government business.

Observes Paul Lindsay of the McCain campaign:

It's outrageous to see how quickly Barack Obama's allies would abuse government power in an attempt to smear a private citizen who dared to ask a legitimate question.

Given that lawyers are a core constituency of the Democrat Party, character assassination tactics aren't terribly surprising. But Obama's "by any means necessary" ideological background makes the potential for government abuse alarming. Already we've seen official truth squads intimidating citizens into keeping their mouths shut if they have nothing adulatory to say about the Moonbat Messiah, and bureauweenies have attempted to drive Wurzelbacher out of business. Shrillary's infamous misuse of FBI files will look like a minor indiscretion compared to what we could expect from an Obama regime.

Joe the Plumber must be taught a lesson for objecting to socialism.

On a tip from Rob Banks.

Obama on Using the Supreme Court to Impose Socialism

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:15 PM

When The One rambles about Change, those who haven't drunk the Kool-Aid wonder, What kind of change? The answer: Redistributive Change, the kind that strangles economic growth in its crib by letting everyone know that any wealth they create will be confiscated by the government on behalf those who don't deserve it.

Here's Obama proclaiming that the radical Warren Court wasn't radical enough, because it didn't use the power of the Supreme Court to advance the civil rights movement by redistributing wealth — i.e., by imposing race-based socialism.

If this racist Marxist becomes president, it will be the most extreme challenge this country has faced since the Civil War.

Via TD blog. On tips from Gradwell Cottage and Lyle.

Obamanomics as Described by The One

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:44 AM

If you think the economy is shaky now, wait until this clown takes over the Executive Branch. Obama describes his economic philosophy:

White folk's greed runs a world in need.

That's a fine bumper sticker slogan for some flaky college professor's Volvo, but try to imagine the consequences of putting someone who thinks like this in charge of the country.

On a tip from rrobin.

Obama: Constitution Reflects the Fundamental Flaw of America

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:26 AM

Here's Barry Hussein Obama, Constitutional scholar, with the uhs removed:

I think we can say that the Constitution reflected an enormous blind spot in this culture that carries on until this day, and that the framers had that same blind spot. […The Constitution] reflected the fundamental flaw of this country that continues to this day.

But I'm sure the flaw isn't so fundamental that appointing a few Bill Ayers types to the Supreme Court won't straighten it out.

On a tip from Conan.

Pundit Calls for Denying Caucasians the Right to Vote

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:13 AM

Passing off Barack Obama as a legitimate presidential candidate despite his radical ideology, vile associates, and lack of qualifications has been a big job for the media. Jonathan Valania at the Philadelphia Enquirer gives some insight into the mentality that keeps journalists motivated for this Herculean task in a piece entitled "White People Shouldn't Be Allowed to Vote."

He comes up with three reasons: 1) White people voted for W, whom Valania doesn't like. 2) He doesn't like Sarah Palin either, who is also white, as are many of her supporters. 3) Irresponsible left-wing Democrats like Ed Rendell and John Murtha have been screeching that whites won't vote for a black supremacist like Obama because they're racists.

Valania agrees that if we don't want to turn over the country to someone who pretty obviously does not mean it well, and who has made no secret of his intentions to coercively redistribute wealth along racial lines, we must be racists. Blacks aren't racists, since virtually all of them support Obama. The solution is clear: deny whites the right to vote, and we can transcend racism.

This self-hating Caucasian idiot is afforded a soapbox at a major metropolitan daily because his views are mainstream from the point of view of the allegedly mainstream media.

On a tip from Smoke TNT.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:07 AM


Obama on National Security

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:34 AM

Obama on national security, summed up in 30 seconds:

On a tip from bwahahahahah`.

West Hollywood Hangs Sarah Palin in Effigy

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:28 AM

The homosexual community that festers in West Hollywood has expressed its class and its political sophistication in a single gesture by hanging Sarah Palin in effigy:


The excuse is that anything goes, with the Halloween Carnival coming soon. Somehow I doubt we'll be seeing BHO hanged if effigy in West Hollyweird, any more than we'll be seeing FBI and Secret Service investigations, like the ones that resulted when someone tied a cardboard effigy of The One to a tree at George Fox University last month.

But as the effigy's creator Chad Michael Morrisette lisps:

The image of a hanged black man is a lot more intense than the image of a hanged white woman — for our country — in the history of our country.

That must be because no women were ever hanged in this country. Or maybe it's because, thanks to Saracuda, women no longer qualify as sacred victims whose alleged helplessness can be exploited to advance leftist politics.

Hat tip: Knowledge Is Power; on tips from V the K and nanc.


To those accusing me of actually believing that no women were ever hanged in this country: please follow the link. Next time I'll use <sarc> tags.

October 26, 2008

Obama, Ayers, and the Weather Underground

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:48 PM

Must see video on Bill Ayers — who groomed Barack Obama for political office, even launching BHO's career from his own home — and the mentality of his Weather Underground cult:

We may soon find out how many people love America enough to fight for it.

Via Stop the ACLU.

Biden Offers Another Taste of What We May Soon Be in For

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:38 AM

Here's some appalling video of a recent interview in which the arrogant liar who may soon be instructing BHO on how to run America smirks away concerns that The One is a Marxist who is relying on massive voter fraud to secure the Oval Office:

Biden is right about one thing: the Obama campaign did not pay "one single penny" to Obama's old friends at ACORN, with whom he has worked extensively for years830,000 dollars, but no pennies.

As a result of Barbara West refusing to offer Biden the usual softball questions in this interview, the Obamessiah campaign canceled an interview Jill Biden was scheduled to give WFTV.

We may have to get used to this smirk.

On tips from J, Viking04, Cheetah, and Puffdaddy.

October 25, 2008

Communist Party USA Offers Rap Song Praising Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:51 AM

Frank Marshall Davis, the Communist Party USA member who was the first of Barack Obama's ultra-left father figures, would be proud that his formerly Soviet-financed party has endorsed Barack Obama. What's more, its website even offers an inspirational song praising The One and his promise to "spread the wealth around" from those who earn to those who don't, until we're all united in poverty and subservience to the all-powerful State. It's not quite the Soviet National Anthem, but it's sure to send a thrill up Chris Matthews's leg. Here we go, compliments of the Philadelphia Club of the Young Communist League:

These people may in effect be running the country soon. If this were to happen anywhere else, it would be an excellent time to immigrate to America. But when the USA falls to moonbattery, there will be no Last Best Hope to escape to.

On a tip from J.

October 24, 2008

Moonbat Messiah Doesn't Regret Letting Us Know He Will Spread Our Wealth Around

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:22 AM

Bill Ayers proudly affirms that he doesn't regret a long list of terrorist bombings, even if they did clue us in to the agenda he's been advancing as part of the education establishment, so why would his protégé Barack Obama regret letting us know that he plans to "spread the wealth around" at the expense of anyone foolish enough to create any? After all, he's got both the media and ACORN on his side. What are capitalist pigs like Joe the Plumber going to do about it?

On a tip from J.

Democrat Bigwig Has "Non-Filer Syndrome"

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:08 AM

Just because Democrats love raising taxes doesn't mean they love paying them. From New York:

Gov. Paterson's chief of staff now says he owed nearly $300,000 in back taxes, $100,000 more than was previously known — and his lawyer blamed the problem on "non-filer syndrome."
Charles O'Byrne's attorney, Richard Kestenbaum, mentioned the virtually unheard-of ailment at a briefing for reporters intended to quell the firestorm surrounding O'Byrne's failure to file income-tax returns from 2001 to 2005.
O'Byrne, 49, a former Jesuit priest with close ties to the Kennedy family, has already blamed his neglect to file — first reported by The Post — on clinical depression.

Sometimes I get the blues when I think of the government expropriating the money I earn and spending most of it to build socialism at the expense of everything America is supposed to stand for. I must have non-filer syndrome too. But I'm not a Democrat Governor's Chief of Staff, so no one is likely to care.

O'Byrne thinks taxes are for raising, not paying.

On a tip from V the K.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:48 AM

911 News, on a tip from comet.

Murtha Is Vulnerable

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:31 AM

There hasn't been a lot of good news this election season, but we do have this: the corrupt and treasonous moonbat John Murtha may finally be pried out of Congress after 34 years. Challenger William Russell has nearly caught Abscam Jack in the polls:

Democratic Rep. John Murtha leads retired Army Lt. Col. William Russell by a little more than 4 percentage points, within the Susquehanna Poll's 4.9-point margin of error.

It hasn't helped Murtha that he recently called his own constituents racists for not drinking Obama's Kool-Aid, though he did later recant by saying they're not racists, just rednecks. Also working against him is the lawsuit filed by one of the Marines he maliciously accused of war crimes.

It would be criminal to waste an opportunity to flush away Murtha. Before it's too late, make your contribution to Bill Russell via the RightBlogs' Slate:

Obama's Messianic Marxism

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:07 AM

Anyone familiar with the history of communism knows enough to be terrified by utopian visions. Equally frightening is the staggering breadth of the Moonbat Messiah's ego. Not long ago, Obama told Sunday worshipers in Greenville, South Carolina that they don't have to wait for any Second Coming:

I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth.

Lenin, Mao, Pol Pot, et al. had ambitions on a similar scale, although I don't recall them comparing themselves to God. For the messianic aspect, you normally have to leave politics for cults like Heaven's Gate.

Obama isn't the first to mix Marxist utopianism with cult deification. Jim Jones did it with his Peoples Temple. Fortunately Jim Jones never had access to the USA's nuclear codes.

If you're not scared yet, put down the Kool-Aid.

On tips from Lyle.

Swing State Virginia Tosses Military Ballots, Allows Nonresidents to Vote

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:52 AM

This year's election mischief is not limited to the fraud perpetrated by Obama's old ACORN friends. Swing state Virginia has been finding lame excuses to toss out military ballots, even as it allows nonresident college students to vote there.

The military votes are getting tossed in plush Fairfax County, where supervisor Gerry Connolly is running for Congress as a liberal Democrat. I wonder why he would want to disenfranchise our troops.

As if to replace the military voters who will not be allowed a say in the election, bureaucrats have visited Fairfax County jail to encourage criminals to vote.

Hopefully the military will remember this if it is ever called upon by an Obama Administration to open fire on Americans who don't feel inclined to turn in their guns or "spread the wealth around."

Connelly shows how to get the criminal vote up and hold the military vote down.

Hat tip: Ace of Spades HQ; on tips from V the K and J.

Barack Obama, Marxist Race Warrior

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:50 AM

BHO explains how his individual salvation is dependent on taking money from white people and giving it to black people:

It looks like 20 years of soaking up Black Liberation Theology from Jeremiah Wright left a mark.

Via Stop the ACLU.

Latest Shocker: Scott McClellan Joins Obama Nation

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:39 AM

First we learn that American Idol Clay Aiken is homosexual. Now this: former Bush press secretary Scott McClellan, the squishy larva who disgusted even Democrats with his attempt to cash in with a book trashing the President, has followed Colin Powell's lead in endorsing the unqualified Marxist Barack Obama.

McClellan will be appearing on Larry King Live tonight to make the endorsement again, possibly in hopes of improving his book sales — as if there were a shortage of reasons to miss Larry King.

McClellan: Contemptible even by Washington standards.

On a tip from General Jack D. Ripper.

October 23, 2008

Obamunist Carves B for Barack Into McCain Supporter's Face

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:40 PM

Ashley Todd, a 20-year-old from Texas, was in Bloomfield, Pennsylvania working on the McCain campaign. A mugger who didn't like the McCain bumper sticker on her car carved a B for Barack into her face with a knife.

This incident tells you all you need to know about the current political landscape and where the country appears to be headed.

Ashley Todd, via Sarah's Army.

On tips from nanc, mega, J, and Cheetah.


Could the time-honored moonbat practice of faking hate crimes have crossed the aisle? Michelle Malkin smells a rat on this one. But as Ace points out, the B appearing to be backwards by no means discredits the story. For all we know at this point, Ashley could be a liberal pretending to be a conservative faking a hate crime to discredit perfectly legitimate fears of the thuggery festering just under the surface of Obamania. Then again, she could be a conservative pretending to be a liberal pretending to… never mind.

Or it all could have happened just as she said.

On a tip from The Him.

Academic Termites Have Set the Stage for Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:22 AM

America doesn't just wake up one day on the verge of electing a dangerous radical like Barack Obama, any more than a sound house suddenly collapses from termites. The insects need to have been eating away in the darkness for some time, gradually weakening the structure — as they have been doing to our country. Academia's acceptance of Obama's mentor Bill Ayers gives an indication of how deep the damage goes.

No one — least of all Ayers — denies he is a communist, in the mold of the totalitarian monsters who killed 100 million of their own people in the past century. In their own manifesto Prairie Fire, Ayers and friends boast of the following crimes:


The objective was clear: to overthrow the American government and replace it with a communist regime. Ayers's ideology had not changed as he groomed Barack Obama for political office.

If they are able to bring about a Soviet-style regime, they will have no problem recruiting apparatchiks from among Ayers's academic colleagues, many of whom have recently signed a petition in support of this sociopathic communist terrorist.

Unsurprisingly, the petition was signed by Obama's frequent dinner companion, Rashid Khalidi, who used to direct the PLO's press agency, but now teaches Anti-Zionist Studies at moonbat-infested Columbia. Another predictable signatory is Ward Churchill, who openly sided with the 9/11 terrorists, calling those they murdered at the World Trade Center "little Eichmanns." But thousands of others have signed.

The petition dismisses Ayers's terrorist acts as mere "history." George Leef, director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy in Raleigh, gives the signatories the benefit of the doubt, assuming them to be useful idiots:

I don't think they know much about this. Most of them at least have not looked into exactly what it is that Ayers was proposing. They're signing on to this because they think it will help their preferred candidate [Obama], which doesn't speak very well of their intellectual integrity. History should be important to teachers.

But their lack of intellectual integrity is the least of their flaws. Few if any of the signatories can be unaware of the pure evil Ayers personifies. Their first priority as educators has been to advance it.

Without academia systematically gnawing away at America's belief in itself for decades, programming the journalists who feed us our daily dose of leftist propaganda, the preposterous Obama candidacy never would have left the ground.

On tips from J and Matt L.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:36 AM

Obama promises that radical groups like ACORN will shape his presidential agenda. On a tip from Adrian.

Dem Senator Admits Plans to Silence Conservative Radio

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:29 AM

Apparently forgetting that the election isn't over yet, Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) has admitted to Democrat plans to shut down talk radio once they have the political leverage.

Television and print media are overwhelmingly — often cartoonishly — liberal. But the conservative opposition has carved out a home on talk radio, where Rush and Hannity draw huge audiences while left-wing Air America repeatedly falls on its face. The Democrat solution is to kill the medium with a strangulation by regulation strategy, imposing the Orwellian "Fairness Doctrine," which would require every opinion to be counterbalanced by an equal and opposite opinion. In practical terms this is not feasible — as they well know. Radio stations will be forced to talk about gardening or switch to music.

Needless to say, this sort of political censorship is not even remotely consistent with the most fundamental principles of this country. That's why liberals feel we need Change.

It's more than an election coming up in two weeks. It's a referendum on whether this will continue to be America. The Left may already have enough control of the media to get the results it's after.

Via the Radio Equalizer, here's Bingaman announcing the Dems' totalitarian plans on Albuquerque's KKOB on Tuesday:

As any American should be, KKOB's Jim Villanucci was alarmed by the interview:

I guess the shocking part was to have a senator sitting across the table from me, basically threatening my job and my show on my show — (it) was kind of stunning.

Other Dems who favor "Hush Rush" legislation include House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD).

Don't worry, Keith Olbermann — the Unfairness Doctrine will never be employed against the Left. This relic of an earlier age would serve no other purpose than to use the liberal saturation of the bureaucracy to silence opposition.

Next in the liberal crosshairs will be the Internet, which they will regulate into submission under the guise of "Net Neutrality." Before long non-socialist communication will be reduced to surreptitiously passing along xeroxed copies of Atlas Shrugged, The Gulag Archipelago, and the US Constitution.

On tips from V the K and Wiggins.

October 22, 2008

American Genocide

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:13 PM

Communists killed over 100 million of their own people in the course of the 20th Century (as horrifyingly documented here). But even though we have communists here in the USA, we'll never have genocide, because our democratic safeguards would stop evil people from getting that much power, right?

Via Stop the ACLU, here's video of Larry Grathwol, who joined the Weather Underground as a undercover law enforcement agent:

I brought up the subject of what's going to happen after we take over the government. We become responsible then for administrating 250 million people … and there was no answers. No one had given any thought to economics. How are you going to clothe and feed these people? The only thing that I could get was that they expected that the Cubans, and the North Vietnamese and the Chinese and the Russians would all want to occupy different portions of the United States. They also believed that their immediate responsibility would be to protect against what they called the counter-revolution. They felt that this counter-revolution could best be guarded against by creating and establishing re-education centers in the Southwest, where we would take all of the people who needed to be re-educated into the new way of thinking and teach them how things were going to be. I asked, well what is going to happen to those people that we can't re-educate that are die-hard capitalists? The reply was that they would have to be eliminated. When I pursued this further they estimated that they would have to eliminate 25 million people in these re-education centers. When I say eliminate, I mean kill … 25 million people.
I want you to imagine sitting in a room with 25 people, most of which have graduate degrees from Columbia and other well-known educational centers, and hear them figuring out the logistics for the elimination of 25 million people. And they were dead serious.

The Weather Underground was headed by Bill Ayers, who went on to groom Barack Obama for office, even launching BHO's political career from the home he shares with fellow communist terrorist Bernardine Dohrn.

Nothing is so awful that it couldn't happen if the cesspool that produced Barack Obama takes over our government.

The Left brought Change to Cambodia.

MSNBC Teaming With Radical Left Groups on Election Coverage

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:25 PM

In case anyone mistakes the left-wing activist outfit MSNBC for a news organization, this should help clear things up:

MSNBC has launched a news project with a variety of left-wing special interest groups to boost their Election Day coverage and help viewers experiencing problems at the polls.
One of the groups involved in MSNBC's "Election Protection" project is the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now. ACORN has been involved in rampant voter registration fraud across the nation this election cycle and is actively supporting Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama for president.

On the taxpayers' dime, I might add. Not all of ACORN's funds come from George Soros, the Obama/Ayers Woods Fund, and the Obama campaign; over 40% are expropriated from the public by the bloated, fetid obscenity that passes for our government.

"Our partnership with Election Protection will play a major role in NBC News' 'Making Your Vote Count' coverage," said Phil Alongi, Executive Producer of NBC News' Election Coverage in an Oct. 22 press release.

ACORN isn't the only festering nest of sociopathic radicals MSNBC is calling in to shape their election coverage:

The National Council of La Raza, U.S. Pirg, NAACP, the Human Rights Campaign, the National Gay and Lesbian Law Association, Sierra Club and the Service Employees International Union are among Election Protection's many partners.

Too bad the Manson Family, the Symbionese Liberation Army, and Jim Jones's People's Temple aren't still around. They would fit in nicely with this rogues' gallery of anti-American racists, kooks, communists, and degenerates.

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The SLA and the loony Left network. I always thought that peacock looked familiar…

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

Ayers Confirms Obama Knew of His Radical Views

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:42 AM

It's doubtful anyone could drink enough Kool-Aid to believe Obama didn't know his long-time friend and colleague, the domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, is a radical whose objective for decades has been to destroy America as we know it. But just in case, here's Ayers himself in 2002, confirming that everyone he worked with knew where he was coming from:

What a remarkable coincidence that Ayers and Obama just happen to share so many points of view. After all, despite working together for years, they hardly know each other — according to Obama.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit, on a tip from Burning Hot.

Deserter Ehren Watada May Get a Pass

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:20 AM

Remember the sniveling deserter Ehren Watada? He volunteered for the Army after the invasion of Iraq and willingly completed officer training, but when it came time to be deployed, he refused to go, on the grounds that defending a young democracy from terrorists is unjust and illegal. This earned him hero status among the kind of people who support Barack Obama.

In more sensible times, Watada would have been promptly and deservingly shot for desertion. At least he was charged for missing movement, contempt toward officials, and conduct unbecoming an officer. But we live in a great time to be a moonbat. As reported at Ace of Spades HQ:

The case fell apart when it turned out that Watada had stipulated that he did not deploy with his unit as ordered and that he gave interviews without authorization. In the military judge's view, Watada hadn't realized the legal consequences of the stipulations, since they largely amounted to admitting the charges. The prosecution had already rested, but their case relied in large part on the stipulations which the military judge wanted to strike. The military judge decided that the best thing to do was declare a mistrial and start over.
Today, U.S. District Judge Benjamin Settle said the military could not retry Watada. Settle held that the military judge "did not exercise sound discretion" in ruling a mistrial. Accordingly, subjecting Watada to a second trial would violate his Fifth Amendment right against double jeopardy.

Although the military might appeal or file other charges, it looks like Watada's path to becoming President Obama's Secretary of Defense may be clear.

Watada in full regalia, via Michelle Malkin.

On a tip from mandible claw.

Obama on Education

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:35 AM

What would a President Obama mean for the education of our children? His close and long-lasting association with William Ayers offers a clue. Ayers went from bombing public buildings to joining the education establishment, because he considers it a more effective means of destroying America from within so that it might be replaced with a communist police state. One of the projects Obama worked on together with Ayers was the Chicago Annenburg Challenge, which offers plenty more clues to what the next generation might grow up believing:

[T]he Obama-helmed CAC was directing big bucks toward the propagation — in Chicago public schools — of the whack-job racist ideology most famously preached by Obama's former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. […] For example, the Obama-led foundation funneled more than $200,000 to an outfit called the Coalition for Improved Education in South Shore.
Its mission: training public-school teachers in "Afrocentric" education, a pseudo-scientific movement that (as a trainer brought in with CAC funds put it) rejects Western civilization, and America in particular, as "white supremacist" and seeks to "recover our disrupted ancestral culture."
Reading, writing and 'rithmetic this isn't. All of which gives the lie to Obama's breezy assertion in last week's debate that his CAC activities were somehow bipartisan or mainstream.
It also certainly explains why schools chosen for the foundation's largesse showed no gains in student performance.

Further, it reveals as absurd the talking points that Obama will unite America racially, and that he disagrees with the anti-American, anti-Caucasian lunacy he's been soaking up from Jeremiah Wright for the last 20 years.

Soon kids won't have to attend Trinity United to be submersed in the ideology of Reverend Wrong. They'll be getting it all day at school — on your dime.

Scum like this will be indoctrinating your kids.

Hat tip: Hot Air, on a tip from J.

Obama and the Appalling Employee Free Choice Act

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:07 AM

Unionization is a cancer that has paralyzed whole industries (e.g., the American auto industry) and economically crippled whole states (e.g., Michigan). Under Obama, unions would become vastly more powerful, as Peter Kirsanow reports:

As the election approaches employers are becoming increasingly nervous about the very real prospect that the Employee Free Choice Act ("EFCA") will be signed into law next year. Smart money says that some form of EFCA will be one of the first bills Obama signs — perhaps as early as February.
EFCA is arguably the most profound change in labor law in 70 years. Most of the focus has been on the "card check" provision. That provision substantially dispenses with secret ballot representation elections conducted by the National Labor Relations Board. Instead, unions need only present authorization cards signed by a majority of bargaining unit employees to be certified as the collective bargaining representative.

Doing away with secret ballots facilitates the thuggery unions have always been known for. Don't want to sign the authorization card, huh? Cute kids you've got, I often see them standing at the bus stop. It would be ashame if…

It gets worse:

As nervous as employers are about card check, it's EFCA's first contract mandatory arbitration provisions that have businesses ordering antacids by the truckload. Under EFCA, if the company and union fail to reach agreement on a contract within 120 days after the union requests bargaining, the matter will be referred to an arbitration panel that will actually write the contract. That contract is binding for two years. I've negotiated more collective bargaining agreements than I can remember, but I can't remember too many times when an agreement was reached on an initial contract in four months. It sometimes takes that long just to agree upon the shape of the table.
What if an arbitrator mandates a wage scale that makes the employer uncompetitive? What if the arbitrator puts the company into a pension plan that renders the company unmarketable? Can the arbitrator require interest arbitration in exchange for a no-strike clause? The questions are interminable.

One thing is beyond question: Barack Obama and his core acolytes who are aware of his background but support him anyway are profoundly hostile to our capitalist system. The process of tearing it down will be painful for us all.

But on the bright side, union members will get paid to take 8-hour coffee breaks, up until their employers go bankrupt.

On a tip from V the K.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:24 AM

Another Pr*ck in the Wall, via bwahahahahah`.

Moonbat Attempts to Arrest Karl Rove

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:13 AM

From Nancy Pelosiland:

An anti-war protester confronted former Bush administration aide Karl Rove while he spoke at a San Francisco mortgage bankers' meeting.
A statement by the group Code Pink identified the woman as 58-year-old Janine Boneparth, who tried to handcuff Rove in what she called a citizen's arrest for "treason."

Wouldn't it be scary to live in a country run by these lunatics? We may soon find out.

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Moonbats may soon make their totalitarian fantasies real.

On a tip from Wiggins.

French Favor Obama over McCain 16 to 1

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:41 AM

I'll file this one under "Least Surprising News Stories" — since the "Extremely Compelling Reasons Not to Vote for Obama" folder is already overflowing. According to Gallop, the unfriendly French favor Obama over McCain by a 16 to 1 margin, despite having recently elected a right-of-center candidate to run their own country.

Gallop says that practically the whole world hopes America will inflict upon itself the crippling indignity of an Obama presidency. This is best explained by Machiavelli, who wrote that whenever a single strong state is surrounded by weak states, it is in the interest of the weak states to team up against it and drag it down.

There's more than petty envy to the delight Europeans in particular take in America's self-induced demise; they want to see us brought down to their mediocre socialist level. There's no disputing that Obama is the man for the job.

Change they can believe in.

On a tip from NGWFJ.

Dead Goldfish Invited to Vote in Suburban Chicago

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:13 AM

In the latest hint of what Obama's Chicago-ification of politics means for our democracy, a dead goldfish has registered to vote in Illinois:

The only "agent of change" Princess ever supported was the person who freshened the water in her fishbowl.
So election officials in Chicago's northern suburbs want to know why voter registration material was sent to the dead goldfish.
"I am just stunned at the level of people compromising the integrity of the voting process," said Lake County Clerk Willard Helander, a Republican, who said she has spotted problems with nearly 1,000 voter registrations this year.
Beth Nudelman, who owned the fish, said Princess may have landed on a mailing list because the family once filled in the pet's name when they got a second phone line for a computer.
"There was no fraud involved," said Nudelman, a Democrat who supports Barack Obama. "This person is a dead fish."

Being more scrupulous than some Obamunists, Nudelman sent a note to election officials explaining why Princess the dead goldfish is not eligible to vote. She could have just as easily registered and voted on Princess's behalf, thanks to Democrats' dogged resistance to any serious measures to prevent voter fraud.

Another dead fish for Obama.

On a tip from matterhorn.

The One's Contribution to House-Hunting

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:53 AM

Despite the thin resume, Obama has actually done one thing for America. He's made house-hunting easier. Moonbattery reader Ellen explains:

Could it be that now more than ever is the best time to look for and buy your next home? Even if you are not ready to move yet, perhaps you should still take advantage of the wonderful opportunity offered by this election to go to areas of interest and see if they REALLY are of interest.
How? Campaign signs!
They are springing up everywhere daily. Americans now have the chance to know the potential neighbors and neighborhood by the signs in the yard.
For example: If you want to live where the people are waiting for others to do everything for them, buy in areas heavy with Obama signs.
If you want an area with fewer guns for law-abiding citizens and more guns for criminals (who, by the way are not too worried about punishment for crimes using those guns), gravitate toward Obama signs. Need a partner for your next blame America protest rally — you'll find a ready supply in the "Obama" areas. And chances are, they won't even have to take off work to go with you. Might miss Oprah, but life is hard sometimes.
You may even find that your Obama-supporting neighbors will graciously keep your family from the possible shame of your daughter remaining pregnant. They will help her to get out of the danger of taking responsibility for her actions — and even if the baby survives the abortion, they will be adamant that no medical care will be given for the baby. Something with that strong a will to live would most certainly be conservative anyway, so good riddance.
To better serve the American public, I propose that the government mandate tracking chips for all political yard signs. We can Google to find where they are, and satellite images could depict areas by color (say, blue and red?) on a map of the area you want to investigate. Maybe a nice mandate on this information being retained online until the next election — well, if there is still a two party system in America.

If you want to live in a McCain neighborhood but can't find any signs, just look for burnt patches in the yard where the signs were before Obamunists set them on fire.

A McCain neighborhood.

Now It's Racist to Notice That Obama Is a Socialist

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:57 AM

By any reasonable definition of the term, Barack Obama is a socialist. He has adopted three father figures that served as mentors in the course of his life: Frank Marshall Davis, a member of the Soviet-financed Communist Party USA; Jeremiah Wright, a proponent of a race-based form of Marxism called Black Liberation Theology; and William Ayers, an unrepentant Maoist terrorist. So it should be no surprise that Obama's economy policy can be summed up by the term "smash and grab." He told ABC's Charles Gibson that he would raise capital gains taxes even if it hurt the economy so much that it would lower revenue, because the primary point of taxes is not to fund the government, but to inflict "fairness" on capitalists. He told Joe the Plumber that his dream of business ownership would have to be sacrificed so that The One could "spread the wealth around."

Since most Americans are aware that socialism is not only misguided but evil — a form of systemized theft that punishes work and initiative while rewarding sloth and dependency, reducing the productive to government slaves and everyone else to farm animals bred for their votes — the fact that Obama is a socialist stands among the most compelling reasons to resist the left-wing media's push to install him in power. So on behalf of that very media, Lewis Diuguid of the Kansas City Star has declared that drawing attention to Obama being a socialist is racist:

The "socialist" label that Sen. John McCain and his GOP presidential running mate Sarah Palin are trying to attach to Sen. Barack Obama actually has long and very ugly historical roots.
J. Edgar Hoover, director of the FBI from 1924 to 1972, used the term liberally to describe African Americans who spent their lives fighting for equality.

Here Diuguid actually gives as an example W.E.B. Du Bois, another member of the Communist Party who avidly supported the Soviet Union. Then he concludes:

McCain and Palin have simply reached back in history to use an old code word for black. It set whites apart from those deemed unAmerican and those who could not be trusted during the communism scare.
Shame on McCain and Palin.

For that matter, shame on anyone who resists Obamunism in any way. Counterrevolutionaries, I mean racists, must not be tolerated. If Obamunists take power, they won't be.

On tips from Byron, V the K, and NGWFJ.

October 21, 2008

Kostard Wonders If Obama Might Be Jesus

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:04 PM

A Daily Kos screwball puts forth the theory that Jesus Christ has returned as a slippery Marxist punk whom the left-wing media is trying to install in the White House:

What if all of the religious nuts were bashing the second coming of their Christ and they didn't even know it? Fathered by a Kenyan Muslim profit who left after his task was done. To seed a woman who in the heartland of America(a country who "is losing its way"). Then takes him on a journey of awaking across the world, then back home to spread the word of the lord through a process of education an then actions in the community.

From their own juvenile and depraved point of view, suggesting that Obama might be Jesus is probably the greatest compliment Nutroots moonbats have ever paid Christianity.

Compliments of Diversity Lane.

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

Madeleine Albright: Biden's Crisis Prediction Is Just a "Statement of Fact"

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:32 PM

Obama Nation is having a hard time getting the genie back in the bottle, now that Joe Biden has guaranteed that there will be a major crisis within 6 months of Obama being elected, as the international community of terrorists and dictators tests to see just how much it can get away with. A review of Plugs's ominous words:

Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We're about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don't remember anything else I said. Watch, we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy. […I]t's not gonna be apparent initially, it's not gonna be apparent that we're right.

Kind of like how it wasn't apparent initially that Carter was right when he just kept letting the Ayatollahs kick sand in our eyes after Iran kidnapped dozens of American citizens, ushering in an open season on the Great Satan that climaxed on September 11 — unless something worse waits in the future. Other than to moonbats, it never will be apparent that Carter was right.

Now in comes Madeleine Albright to put out the fire — with a bucket of gasoline. When asked what she thinks of Biden's chilling prophecy, Notsobright opines:

Well, I think it's just a statement of fact, frankly, and in my book, I talk about blah blah blah blah blah…

Biden's promise of an international crisis within six months if Obama is elected is a statement of fact? You have to wonder if Plugs and Notsobright know something we don't — something that would spare us the dangerous disgrace of an Obama Administration if voters knew about it in advance.

On tips from the MaryHunter and Burning Hot. Hat tip: PC America.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:58 PM

Our next POTUS? Via Obama WTF.

John Kerry: McCain Wears Diapers

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:28 AM

Hanoi John Kerry — who whines that he was "swiftboated" because men who had served with him in Vietnam gave the lie to his phony war hero status — had this to say about real war hero John McCain:

These are the exciting last two week moments of the presidential campaign. So it's a very special time. I can't wait for it to be over. I am so tired of the press' silly questions that they ask along the way. And cable television which reduces everything to stupidity — the lowest common denominator of conflict.
I don't know if any of you know what it's like. I do, obviously. I've been asked all of those brilliant questions that were repeated this year.
Barack got asked the famous boxers or briefs question. I was tempted to say commando.
Then they asked McCain and McCain said, "Depends."

Yuk yuk. Maybe Kerry should trade his political career for stand-up comedy. With his left-wing politics and complete lack of class, he would be a natural. Unfortunately, he's more likely to be our next Secretary of State.

Which one will be our next Secretary of State?

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

Dan Rather Acknowledges Obamunist Media Bias

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:09 AM

Even Dan Rather — the dinosaur media propagandist who went so far over the top in his attempts to smear W just prior to the 2004 election that he managed to destroy his own career — acknowledges the overwhelming media bias in favor of the Marxist punk Obamunists call The One:

Via Stop the ACLU.

Free Pizza for Stolen McCain Signs

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:03 AM

The latest Obamunist campaign tactic, from suburban Detroit:

Some say a Warren restaurant's tempting offer is nothing but a dirty campaign trick. The local pizzeria is offering free pizza in exchange for [McCain/Palin] campaign signs. FOX 2's Brad Edwards explains how that offer may have prompted some hungry bargain hunters to break the law.

Here's the video report.

Needless to say, fair play and respect for democratic principles like freedom of speech are not highly prized in Obamaland.

On a tip from matterhorn.

Biden Campaigns for McCain

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:45 AM

Joe Biden may not know who was president when the Depression hit, but he does seem to know who had better not be when we face the challenges of the coming years. Here goes Joe:

Mark my words. Within the next first six months of this administration, if we win, they're going to — we're going to face a major international challenge because they're going to want to test him.

Of course they will. Obama is endorsed by America's enemies precisely because he is perceived as weak. Given his background, it is doubtful he would even take America's side in a fight.

It's a rough world out there, and with Obambi in the White House it would get much rougher. The Moonbat Messiah makes Jimmy Carter look like Ronald Reagan. Electing him would be like showing up for a long prison sentence with the word "PANSY" tattooed in pink across your forehead.

Thank you, Plugs, for reminding us how much is at stake.


On a tip from V the K.

The Wrong Kind of Change

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:26 AM


Via Babalu Blog; hat tip: Michelle Malkin.

Mark Foley Endorses BHO

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:02 AM

Another alleged Republican has come out for Obama. Remember Mark Foley, the disgraced Florida representative who helped the Dems take over Congress by getting caught sending homosexual emails to a teenage page, handing the media an issue it used to tar the whole party? Variety reports that he's aboard the Obama bandwagon.

Nice crowd you've joined, Colin Powell.

Foley finds his proper home.

On a tip from V the K.

Obama Wants McCain Investigated for Complaining About Voter Fraud

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:24 AM

Here's another little preview of the totalitarian Twilight Zone we will be entering if the Left is able to slip Obama into the White House. The voter fraud being conducted by his old friends at ACORN has led to Obama calling for a Justice Department investigation — not of ACORN's systematic fraud, but of the McCain campaign for complaining about it.

Andrew McCarthy provides background:

When not scorching the earth to destroy ordinary citizens who have the temerity to ask the messiah blunt questions, or threatening political opponents with prosecution for campaigning against him, or promising war crimes investigations against the opposition party if Americans are daft enough to put his toadies in charge of the Justice Department, Obama comrades can be found editing the amendments to the last modification of their most recently restated campaign-finance reporting errors.
One day the candidate is taking money hand over fist from fictitious supporters like "Good Will" and "Doodad Pro." The next day, he is illegally raising funds from foreigners (perhaps more than a staggering $63 million), including from Palestinians — who figure a candidate who pours tens of thousands of dollars into the coffers of a terror-supporting former PLO spokesman like Rashid Khalidi is a safe bet to make a prophet out of Jesse Jackson. On still other days, Obama finds himself having to explain his campaign's misrepresentation of the $800,000 payday it gave his old pals at ACORN.
ACORN, the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now, is essentially a Marxist shakedown outfit. One of its main rackets is election fraud — but it can also be very helpful if you happen to be a Leftist activist who finds himself needing, say, to foment a riot, vandalize public property, shut down legislative hearings or opposition conferences, harass the families of elected officials, extort leave-us-alone pay-offs from banks, promote illegal immigration, or the like.
Like ACORN, Obama is a community organizer in the Saul Alinsky radical mode, and he goes way back — two decades back — with the organization. He represented ACORN as a lawyer, taught "organizing" to ACORN's up and coming rabble-rousers, colluded with ACORN in Chicago "get out the vote" projects, funded ACORN when he sat on the boards of left-wing charities, and exploited ACORN's enthusiastic support when he won his senate seat in 2004 — a victory the "non-partisan" ACORN can't help itself but claim credit for.

Never known for its restraint or respect for the law or democratic principles, ACORN has thrown its voter fraud operation into high gear to get its guy into power, going so far as to evoke some minor squeaks of protest from the Republican Party. The Moonbat Messiah will have these squeaks silenced; his top lawyer Robert Bauer redefined the word chutzpah by sending a letter to the justice department complaining about complaints of the massive-scale election fraud being perpetrated on Obama's behalf. Apparently, objecting to leftist goons subverting out democracy betrays a "partisan political agenda."

The One must think he already controls the Justice Department. Horrifyingly, one day soon he probably will.

Hat tip: Yid With a Lid, on a tip from Murff.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:55 AM

For a change, a little truth in advertising, compliments of Glenn.

Get Paid to Spend

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:21 AM

Does the idea of flinging around $millions of other people's money excite you? Then by all means get a government job:


Having power over the money they expropriate from us is a drug to bureaucrats. Unfortunately, it's like other drugs in that the euphoria can only be maintained if they take more and more and more.

Via the Dori Monson Show, on a tip from V the K.

Latest Obamatron Fashion Item

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:47 AM

Moonbats are still hitting new lows in their assaults on Sarah Palin, who may be the last truly decent person to enter national politics if the Left's politics of personal denigration get any more disgusting. Check out the latest progressive T-shirt design — warning, this is not work safe.

Funny, I don't remember any Republicans wearing x-rated shirts featuring Mondale and Ferraro in 1984.

Hat tip: Patterico's Pontifications, on a tip from Burning Hot.

October 20, 2008

Giant Squirrel Attempts to Save Our Democracy

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:31 PM

It's reached the point where the voice of reason comes from some guy in a squirrel costume. From Ohio, where Obamunists have been indulging in voter fraud on an industrial scale:

A man who was dressed in a squirrel costume was escorted from the Ohio Statehouse steps on Monday morning while Gov. Ted Strickland, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and [Columbus] Mayor Michael Coleman were discussing negative campaigning by Republicans.
The squirrel held up a sign that said, "Don't Let Obama + ACORN Steal Ohio."

Coleman's response:

I say to Sen. McCain and those backing him in the way they do things to stop squirreling around and start being straight with voters. We ought to be tired of the ridiculousness we're seeing here.

Yet it's Democrats and their taxpayer-financed ACORN brownshirts who have been squirreling away phony registrations by the hundreds of thousands. The reason people aren't tired of the ridiculousness is that the demise of democracy in America is barely being reported, even though Democrat officials in Ohio admit that a third of the state's 600,000 new voter registrations include "discrepancies." The Supremes, however, don't seem to see this as a problem, having overruled a lower court that tried to do something about the massive fraud being facilitated by Democrat Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner.

ACORN is one nut the media is happy to bury.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Jon Stewart Wins Pea Brain Award

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:08 PM

Congratulations go out to smirking jackass Jon Stewart, who has earned himself a Pea Brain Award with this contribution to the despicable campaign to defile Sarah Palin:

I like the woods…I just don't know if I would pull my vice president out of the woods randomly.
She came out again today. She was talking to a small town, she said that small towns, that's the part of the country she really likes going to because that's the pro-America part of the country.
You know, I just want to say to her, just very quickly…[expletive] you.

That will teach her for daring to bring decency into the cesspool of politics. Stewart's core audience of elitist liberal degenerates lapped this up, grateful for confirmation that they owe Sarah Palin and her reviled ilk no respect whatsoever.

Here's Stewart spewing his purulent moonbattery:

…and here's his well-earned award, compliments of Hugh:


Elderly Woman Threatened With Jail for Not Converting Bedroom Into Unwanted Garage

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:20 AM

The petty tyrants running La Quinta, California have determined that a bedroom in the house of 86-year-old Ageda Camargo ought to be a garage, as it was prior to conversion by a previous owner. Converting it back would cost $10,000 that Camargo — who lives off Social Security and a reverse mortgage — doesn't have to spend. She doesn't have any use for a garage, either. Nonetheless, bureaucrats appear ready to throw her in jail if the work isn't done by January 12.

A bewildered Camargo reports on her harassment by a code enforcement officer:

He began yelling orders at me and said he wanted to bring in inspectors. He wanted to come in, and I said, "No way am I going to let you in. Are you telling me this isn't America anymore?"

At one point government thugs even handcuffed her grandson after they had barged into her home to gather evidence against her. If this is still America, it won't be for long — unless we find some way to stop government from metastasizing any further.

On a tip from Lyle.

Bureauweenies Try to Suppress Diaper Revelation

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:45 AM

It isn't just those idiotic curlicue light bulbs the government will soon be imposing on us that actually do more harm to the environment than good. From Britain:

A government report that found old-fashioned reusable nappies damage the environment more than disposables has been hushed up because ministers are embarrassed by its findings.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has instructed civil servants not to publicise the conclusions of the £50,000 nappy research project and to adopt a "defensive" stance towards its conclusions.
The report found that using washable nappies, hailed by councils throughout Britain as a key way of saving the planet, have a higher carbon footprint than their disposable equivalents unless parents adopt an extreme approach to laundering them.

The planet really is doomed if not even obeying government calls to reuse diapers will save it.

Is there any aspect of environmentalism that isn't as phony as Al Gore's face on a $3 bill?

On a tip from V the K.

Bullet Shatters Window on McCain's Straight Talk Express

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:28 AM

It looks like Obama supporters have escalated beyond beating women with their own McCain signs:

(Sunday, October 19 — Filed by Mark Williams in Raton, New Mexico with the Stop Obama Tour) We learned at this morning’s Stop Obama Rally here that the McCain/Palin Straight Talk Express came through town yesterday. It arrived with a window shattered by a .22 caliber weapon.

The bus had also been hit with "an unknown number of paint balls from a paint ball gun or guns." Neither candidate was on board, not that the attackers would know that. Sarah Palin has been stumping in New Mexico.

Things are going to get scary if the media is able to put Obamunists in control of the country.

On a tip from J.


This story lacks confirmation. See the Weekly Standard for more details (on a tip from Lyle). If only the mainstream media were ethical enough to do its job objectively, it would be much easier to determine what stories are true.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:18 AM

Liberals find religion, on a tip from V the K.

LittleBigPlanet Delayed by Obsequious Dhimmitude

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:10 AM

Just how far will we go to pander to Muslims' strategic hypersensitivity? This gives an idea:

LittleBigPlanet developer Media Molecule has said it is "shellshocked and gutted" at having to recall and remaster the PS3 platformer worldwide after a community member spotted references to the Qur'an in one of its background tunes.

The innocuous extracts from Mohammad's precursor to Mein Kampf are reportedly in Somali. Technical director Alex Evan explains that they must be removed, no matter the stratospheric expense, because "the mixing of musical instruments with recognisable extracts from the Qur'an is offensive to Muslims."

Meanwhile, artists are applauded for dunking a crucifix in urine and smearing elephant dung on pictures of the Virgin Mary.

On a tip from Michael W.

Friends of Obama Double Feature

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:53 AM

On tips from bwahahahahah`.

Environmentalist Fools Part With Their Money

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:15 AM

It's nice to know that some people actually benefit from the crusade against the phantom menace of climate change:

CAPE MAY COUNTY, N.J. — America's garbage dumps are reaping a windfall from the fight against global warming. But their payday might not be doing much to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.
For more than a decade, the landfill here has made extra profit simply by collecting methane given off by rotting trash, and selling it as fuel. Last year, the landfill learned that doing this also qualified it to earn hundreds of thousands of dollars via a new program that pays companies to cut their greenhouse-gas emissions.
Eliminating methane lets dumps sell "carbon credits" to environmentally conscious people and companies. The long-term goal of trading credits — basically, vouchers representing reductions in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases — is to reduce global pollution by encouraging others to cut emissions when the buyers of the credits can't or won't cut their own.
"It seemed a little suspicious that we could get money for doing nothing," says Charles Norkis, executive director of the Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority, which has raised $427,475 selling credits since February, or 3% of the authority's projected solid-waste revenue for the year.

Since the manmade global warming crisis is a hoax, it doesn't matter if measures actually reduce alleged "greenhouse gases," or just give people free money to do what they were doing anyway. All that matters is that liberal dupes are able to buy some environmentally conscious self-righteousness. No problem — until they start buying it with our money via the government.

On a tip from V the K.

Safia Jilani Joins the Hate Hoaxer Club

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:58 AM

How awful — yet another militant moonbat has fallen victim to a hate crime:

A Muslim student attacked at Elmhurst College in what school officials described as a hate crime had found anti-Islamic slurs and a swastika scrawled in her locker a week earlier, police and students said Friday.
The 19-year-old sophomore told police a masked, male attacker struck her in the head with a handgun about 8:30 p.m. Thursday after she entered a restroom in the school's Schaible Science Center. She suffered a concussion.
Threatening graffiti — "Kill the Muslims" — was written on a mirror in the restroom, students and police said.
Earlier Thursday, the victim had spoken at a demonstration called to denounce the anti-Islamic slurs and swastika she had discovered on Oct. 2 in her locker, school officials and students said. Among the slurs was the phrase "Die Muslims." […] The victim — who wears an Islamic head scarf — and two other Muslim students had been verbally harassed and taunted on Sept. 18 during a campus protest calling for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention center, friends said.
The Thursday night attack triggered an hourlong lockdown at the college while police searched the campus — and prompted hundreds of students to rally again Friday to protest the incident and call for unity. […] Officials at the 3,300-student private college — which has about 30 Muslim students — denounced the attack while promising to increase security on the campus.

Swastikas, handguns, Islamophobia, Club Gitmo, noble demonstrators violently oppressed — if Big Oil were involved, we'd have every base covered. Naturally this appalling incident sparked a righteous rally:

What originally was conceived as a silent sit-in to protest Thursday's assault on campus turned into a massive rally Friday afternoon on the Elmhurst College Mall, with students calling on others to stand up against hate.
"I still feel unsafe on the campus I call my home. I've called myself an American since the day I was born in Chicago," said 21-year-old junior Soofia Ahmed, a Muslim student who is good friends with the victim.
"I thank you for your support right now, but I do feel scared," she told the crowd as she fought back tears. "I'm terrified out of my wits to stand up here right now and tell you how I feel."
[…] The lawn behind the Frick Center filled with students, who sat among rows of rainbow-striped flags that had been planted the day before to symbolize National Coming Out Day.
Other students took turns on the megaphone delivering passionate calls to stand up against the person who committed Thursday night's violent attack on a Muslim student in the bathroom of the Schaible Science Center.
Some non-Muslim female students even wore headscarves to show their support for the victim, who Ahmed identified as Elmhurst College junior Safia Jilani.
New college President S. Alan Ray addressed the crowd, too, thanking everyone for attending.
"What happened last night was despicable," he said.

It was despicable, all right — a despicable hoax:

Elmhurst police announced that a weeklong investigation determined the assault never occurred; there was no gunman; and Jilani was arrested on a warrant for filing a false police report, a Class 4 felony punishable by up to 3 years in prison. Bond was set at $10,000 for Jilani, who posted $1,000 and was released, according to DuPage County State's Attorney's office spokesman Paul Darrah.

At least Jilani has lots of company. Other members of the hate hoaxer club include Tawana Brawley, Crystal Gail Mangum, Kerri Dunn, Leah Miller, Trinity International University, Ahmad Saad Nasim, Floyd Elliot, and Sarah Marshak.

Don't hold your breath waiting for President Ray to speak at a rally opposing mendacious left-wing propaganda. No doubt few Elmhurst students even know the whole thing was a farce.

Hat tip: NewsBusters; on a tip from Cheetah.

Obama Violated State Senate Ethics Laws

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:26 AM

Obama does have one qualification: his resume is so skimpy that it's hard to pin him down on any ethics violations. Hard, but not impossible:

As an Illinois state legislator from 1997 to 2004, Obama was prohibited from accepting honoraria for speaking engagements under the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. But as the Volokh Conspiracy reports, his tax returns show he collected $16,500 as a "foundation director/educational speaker" in 2000 and $34,491 for "legal services/speaking fees" in 2002.

Good thing for The One that the media is too busy investigating Joe the Plumber to look into this.

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

Environazis: Nuclear Power Oppresses Baby Fish

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:12 AM

Moonbats oppose all efficient means of generating the energy we need to survive, and nuclear power is no exception. The latest line of attack: nuclear power plants are hurtful to baby fish. Have a hanky ready…

For a newly hatched striped bass in the Hudson River, a clutch of trout eggs in Lake Michigan or a baby salmon in San Francisco Bay, drifting a little too close to a power plant can mean a quick and turbulent death.
Sucked in with enormous volumes of water, battered against the sides of pipes and heated by steam, the small fry of the aquatic world are being sacrificed in large numbers each year to the cooling systems of power plants around the country. […]
The issue is affecting the debate over the future of a nuclear plant in the suburbs north of New York City, and the facilities and environmentalists are closely watching the outcome here to see how to proceed in other cities around the country. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule this term in a lawsuit related to the matter.

That would be the same Supreme Court that last year declared CO2 — i.e., our very breath — to be a pollutant subject to government regulation.

An immediate goal of enviroluddites is to force the Indian Point nuclear plant north of NYC to spend $1.5 billion on special cooling towers to protect fish eggs, which they apparently hope will drive the plant out of business.

Given the political tides these days, environmentalists may well achieve their ultimate goal of reducing Americans to a Third World lifestyle by making energy prohibitively expensive. Anyone who has been to India can testify as to how much good that will do the environment.

On a tip from Murff.

October 19, 2008

Obamunist Beats Woman for Supporting McCain

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:23 PM

The fascistic mania surrounding Barack Obama's terrifying candidacy has unsurprisingly led to physical violence. A woman was viciously assaulted in New York for supporting John McCain. From the district attorney's complaint:

Defendant grabbed the sign [informant] was holding, broke the wood stick that was attached to it, and then struck informant in informant's face thereby causing informant to sustain redness, swelling, and bruising to informant's face and further causing informant to sustain substantial pain.

Pajamas Media quotes the victim, described as "a small, quiet, middle-aged woman wearing glasses," who was peacefully distributing leaflets at the corner of 51st and Lexington when an Obamunist snatched away a McCain sign and tore it apart:

I said, "What are you doing? You can't do that!" And he was red in the face screaming, "You people are ridiculous!" And I said, "Yeah, whatever, but you can't do that."
So I reached for the sign that he ripped up, and he grabbed another sign, broke it, and ripped it to shreds. And when I said, "You can't do that," he took the stick from the sign and started beating me on the head with it. He broke the skin on my head, he scratched my wrist, and almost broke my glasses, and then he left.
I followed him down the stairs to the subway until I could get the police and I said, "You're not going to get away with it." And as soon as he saw the police he immediately went calm. He still had the stick in his hand, and you could see the injury on my face, and he admitted it. He was arrested. He actually said, "I don't know why I did this. It's just those signs, and this election, it has me so upset."
Some people are losing control, and it's not the people on the right. Never have I seen that behavior with any of the people on my side of the fence. … It's just not our way. Look at us, most of us have never been protesters. … Do I feel that the left is aggressive and potentially violent? Yes, because we've all seen it. I certainly have … firsthand!

Apparently the guy had seen one too many episodes of Countdown With Keith Olbermann.

The brownshirt intimidation tactics employed by Obama supporters work for one reason: they have the media on their side. As PM's Oleg Atbashian notes:

I suspect that if the roles were reversed and some angry Republican man had launched an unprovoked attack on a frail, bespectacled, Obama-supporting female the media would have had a field day, never letting this story off the front pages up until the election.

Meanwhile, incredibly, the liberal establishment media attempts to characterize McCain supporters as the violent ones, going so far as to fabricate incidents out of thin air.

The attacker, hiding his face.

On tips from Eric and Adrian.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:55 PM

The Manning Report on ACORN. On a tip from bwahahahahah`.

Electric Moonbatmobile

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:43 PM

Original caption: Steve Bernheim shows off his Corbin Sparrow fully electric auto in the driveway of his home in Edmonds, Wash.

The moonbatmobile with the Obama and peace stickers goes 25 miles on a charge. Soon folks like Mr. Bernheim — a lawyer, unsurprisingly — may be dictating our energy and transportation policy.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Obama and Ayers Shared an Office for Three Years

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:56 AM

Barack Obama is a protégé of the unrepentant anti-American terrorist Bill Ayers, a fellow socialist who got off on a procedural technicality after bombing numerous public buildings. Obama's political career was launched in the home shared by Ayers and another terrorist, Bernardine Dohrn, who made the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list. Obama's dreadful wife knew Dohrn going all the way back to 1988. Obama and Ayers worked together for years on the Chicago Annenberg Challenge and the Woods Fund, doling out $millions for left-wing causes. Yet secure in the knowledge that the media will cover for its lies, the Obama campaign has claimed that Ayers is just some guy from the neighborhood whom BHO happens to know because their children go to school together — never mind that their children aren't even in the same generation.

Now we learn from Verum Serum that Obama and Ayers actually shared an office address at 115 S. Sangamon Street in Chicago. This is from the website of Ayers's Small Schools Workshop, part of his campaign to indoctrinate children in the ideology that led him to bomb the Capitol and the Pentagon:


According to Obama's own website, Ayers is the "founder and co-director of the Small Schools Workshop."

Here's the 1998 tax return for the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, where Obama worked at the time:


What a coincidence: the probable next president of the USA just happened to share an office with the unrepentant Maoist terrorist who groomed him for power and launched his career, despite hardly knowing the guy. This state of affairs persisted for three years. The offices were even on the same floor, as proved by this letter:


…and this memo:


Who is this Mike Klonsky who worked with Ayers on the Small Schools project? Via Gateway Pundit:

Mike Klonsky, the Maoist Hardliner, Obama supporter and former best friend of the Weatherman terrorist group founders William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, received a $175,000 grant from the William Ayers/Barack Obama-led Annenberg Challenge to run the Small Schools Workshop.
Klonsky belonged to the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and was best friends with William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn who later became famous for their acts of terrorism when the SDS broke up and the Weathermen terror group was formed.
Between 1979 and 1981, Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist) (CPML) chairman and Obama supporter Mike Klonsky was repeatedly feted with state-dinner-level visits to Beijing.

Klonsky has formally joined the crowd under Obama's bus with Reverend Wrong and the rest. But Ayers hasn't; their relationship is evidently so tight that Obama won't issue any meaningful denials of it.

The fact that this isn't on the front page of every newspaper in the country proves that if Obama takes power, we will in effect have a state-run news media, no more likely to report information that the State wants suppressed than Pravda was in the Soviet Union.

Obama's mentor and office mate stomps on Old Glory.

On a tip from J.

October 18, 2008

Obamunists Brainwash Toddlers

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:00 PM

His fellow moonbats seem to think Obama's mentor Bill Ayers was really onto something when he abandoned terrorist bombings in favor of infiltrating the education system so as to indoctrinate the young. If you thought NBC CEO Jeff Zucker's singing Village of the Obamatrons video was creepy, check out the offerings at Yes We Can (Hold Babies).

A Marxist punk may soon have the future of our children in his hands:


Good Obamunists teach their children to praise The One:


Under Obamunism, the subject of the Two Minutes Hate will be Sarah Palin:


Here's a well-trained child:

A future generation shaped by Obamunists will not even be able to comprehend America, much less preserve it. But of course, conserving the Last Best Hope would be the opposite of Change.

On a tip from Frances L.

A Glimmer of Hope

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:56 AM

The horrifying Obamania phenomenon might lead you to believe that American character is being washed away in a slimy tide of moonbattery. But there is at least one encouraging sign: the rate of justifiable homicides by both police and private citizens has been rising, indicating resistance to the idea of thugs and lowlifes taking over our country:

The 391 killings by police that were ruled justifiable in 2007 were the most since 1994, FBI statistics show. The 254 killings by private individuals found to be self-defense were the most since 1997.
The FBI says a homicide committed by a private citizen is justified when a person is slain during the commission of a felony, such as a burglary or robbery. Police are justified, the FBI says, when felons are killed while the officer is acting in the line of duty.

The willingness of Americans to use lethal force to protect themselves and their property will become crucial if the media is able to install its moonbat messiah in the White House. If you think our flaky justice system coddles criminals now, wait until we've had a few years of Obama appointing judges in the mold of Bill Ayers. It will be open season on law-abiding, productive citizens all year round, not just on April 15th.

But until BHO manages to get the Second Amendment repealed, we can still fight back. As the NRA's Wayne LaPierre puts it:

Americans are simply refusing to be victims.

With that spirit intact, we can pull through anything — even Marxist punks in the White House.

On a tip from Panday.


To prevent this post from being deliberately misconstrued, it looks like I'll have to make it explicit that the point isn't to celebrate lowlifes being killed. The glimmer of hope is that people are showing the will to defend themselves, rather than passively leaving their fate in the hands of a system that can't even be counted on to take their side against criminals.


Posted by Dave Blount at 10:20 AM

One of the great things about capitalism is that whenever there is a true need, the free market finds a way to meet it. This product came along none too soon:


Via America Is an Obamanation!

Aloha Socialized Medicine

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:11 AM

Obama recently said in a debate that having the government force other people to pay for your healthcare is a right, confirming that he plans to impose socialized medicine. You don't have to leave the country to see what this means; Hawaiians already know:

Hawaii is dropping the only state universal child health care program in the country just seven months after it launched.
Gov. Linda Lingle's administration cited budget shortfalls and other available health care options for eliminating funding for the program. A state official said families were dropping private coverage so their children would be eligible for the subsidized plan.
"People who were already able to afford health care began to stop paying for it so they could get it for free," said Dr. Kenny Fink, the administrator for Med-QUEST at the Department of Human Services.

Incredibly, this actually seemed to surprise the bureaucrats. BHO has spoken ominously about imposing a similar plan on the country as a whole. When it crashes and burns, costing the taxpayers a fortune as well as quick access to first-class healthcare, let's hope we can reverse course as quickly as Hawaii. Better still, let's hope voters are smart enough not to step off this cliff in the first place.

On tips from V the K and Matt L.

October 17, 2008

Obama's Contempt for the Working Class on Full Display

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:50 AM

"A plumber is the guy he's fighting for," The One sneers with distain. The swarm of Obamunists around him go nuts, hooting in derision.

The reference is of course to McCain's defense of Joe Wurzelbacher, who complained that Obama's malevolent plans to inflict social justice by jacking up taxes will kill the dream of business ownership he's been struggling toward for years. BHO's response at the time was that he planned to "spread the wealth around" — i.e., steal Joe the Plumber's money and hand it out to parasites in exchange for votes.

If this clip got the play it deserves, it alone would derail Obama's campaign. Fortunately for the moonbat messiah, the liberal elite media is a wing of that campaign.

To think the Democrat Party was once considered the home of the working man. Now it's the shameful refuge of union slackers and others who sneer at the concept of advancing in the world through honest labor.

On a tip from bwahahahaha.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:44 AM

Fed up with Obamunist brownshirts, compliments of J.

If Obama Wins, Damage Likely to Be Permanent

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:43 AM

So what if Obama is elected? After four years, Americans will realize they've been sold a bill of goods by the left-wing media, and vote him back out again. Then we can live happily ever after. Right?

Wrong. Four years is more than enough time to inflict permanent damage on this country, given the large majorities the moonbat messiah is likely to have in both houses of Congress. The Wall Street Journal warns that if Dems get BHO in the White House and a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, we will enter "a period of unchecked left-wing ascendancy."

Among the consequences:

Socialized medicine. This gargantuan entitlement would be extremely difficult to repeal, and would inevitably lead to low-quality, rationed healthcare in the short term, national bankruptcy in the long term.

Hostile business climate. Nancy Pelosi says the government has "harsh decisions" to make regarding assigning blame and doling out punishment for the financial panic. The ball and chain Sarbanes-Oxley put on American business will feel like a sweatband compared to the shackles coming next. The first victims will be the financial, energy, telecom, biotech, and pharmaceutical industries. Needless to say, this will not shorten the economic downturn. Fortunately for Democrats, the worse the economy, the more cover they have to inflict socialism, making it worst still. This vicious spiral will not stop until communist America finds itself rooting through Dumpsters for food.

Union supremacy. Unions are a cancer that have all but killed the American auto industry. Dems want to do away with secret ballot elections so that intimidation tactics can be used to make them vastly more powerful. The Orwellian "Employee Free Choice Act" — supported by Obama — entails forcing businesses to recognize a union even where the majority of workers don't want to unionize.

Taxes. Obviously an economic slowdown is not a good time to raise taxes. Yet Obama has made it clear he will jack taxes through the ceiling. Supposedly this will only affect "the rich." Anyone with even a rudimentary understanding of economics knows that it will hurt us all by crippling the economy.

Ecolunacy. Cap and trade schemes based on the fictional global warming crisis would make a recession permanent by inflicting punitive taxation on all economically productive activity. I hope the polar bears appreciate it.

Voting rights. Election-day voter registration is already leading to chaos in Ohio. This would likely go national, as anything that facilitates voter fraud helps Democrats, whose appeal is to moral degenerates who don't feel they should have to earn anything, including election victories. Felons may get the right to vote nationwide — another big boon to Democrats, for obvious reasons.

Freedom of speech. Some new form of the "Fairness Doctrine" would be employed to shut up Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and anyone else who might use the airwaves to rally resistance against socialism. Next the Left would target the Internet, under the guise of "net neutrality." But don't worry, Keith Olbermann will still to be around to keep you informed.

Special interests. It will be Christmas every day for teachers unions and trial lawyers. There are limits to how much damage termites can do to a structure before it is no longer sound.

Terrorism. Look for O.J. Simpson–style civil courts for every last foreign terrorist who comes into custody. Hamas has its reasons for endorsing Obama.

As the WSJ concludes:

In both 1933 and 1965, liberal majorities imposed vast expansions of government that have never been repealed, and the current financial panic may give today's left another pretext to return to those heydays of welfare-state liberalism. Americans voting for "change" should know they may get far more than they ever imagined.

If the media gets its way next month, moonbattery may corrode America past the point of no return.

On a tip from Varla.

Reality Is What the Obamedia Says It Is

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:48 AM

Andrew Greeley at the Chicago Sun-Times gives a clue as to just how low the liberal press is willing to stoop to put their moonbat messiah in power. Throwing the disgraceful smear campaign against Sarah Palin into high gear, he hisses that she is

a racist with her eye on the White House. She can stir up crowds to shout "Kill him!" at the mention of the presidential candidate of the other party a couple of weeks before the national election.

Greeley wrings his boneless hands with satisfaction as he gloats that

McCain and Palin will be blamed as the candidates who were content to hear crowds calling for the death of Obama. […] How can she ever justify silence when she heard a cry for lynching?

The reference is to a story circulated by the establishment media that when someone mentioned BHO's name at a Sarah Palin rally, another shouted "Kill him!" and Palin didn't object. First we learned that she wasn't even there when this supposedly happened. Then we learned that David Singleton of the Scranton Times-Tribune made the whole thing up, with the AP, ABC, and MSNBC's vile Keith Olbermann happily spreading the blatant lie on his behalf.

Not that it matters. According to liberal ideology, reality is only a construct. Truth is whatever they tell people is true.

On a tip from Right Wing Mike.

Obamunists Lower the Guillotine on Joe the Plumber

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:24 AM

Joe Wurzelbacher — the Ohio plumber who brought home to voters just what Obama's socialist policies would mean to Americans who try to get ahead by working hard rather than by having thugs redistribute wealth on their behalf — is now in for the same vile treatment the Left has directed at Sarah Palin.

Having moved beyond sneering at him for probably liking beer at Huffington Post, the vermin at Daily Kos have tried publishing his address, tacitly encouraging Obamunists to throw Molotov cocktails through his windows or terrorize his family.

But the attack isn't limited to sallow adolescents conducting a People's Revolution from their moms' basements. Left-leaning officials are moving to drive Wurzelbacher out of work on bureaucratic technicalities as punishment for not extolling their messiah's smash and grab economic policies.

Ace remarks of the Obamessiah and the goons who drink his Kool-Aid:

This rotten socialist bastard and his creepy Marxist cultists are already using the power of the state to destroy people who cross him, and he's not even in office yet.

Swarms of cockroaches have been crawling all over Wurzelbacher's name, attempting to drag him down with the usual smears. As Michelle Malkin points out, googling "Joe the Plumber racist" will now return tens of thousands of pages.

If these people end up running the country, no one can say we weren't warned.

Joe the Plumber dared challenge the moonbat messiah's Soviet economic policy.

On tips from V the K and LT Nixon.

October 16, 2008

A Happy Preview of the Moonbat Messiah's Site Next Month

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:20 PM

Using advanced computer technology, Moonbattery reader Todd was able to obtain this screenshot of Obama's website from next month. It looks like we can heave a sigh of relief:

Click for full size.

Researching Barack Hussein al-Duce

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:05 PM

Moonbattery reader hiram13pm was doing a little research on Benito Mussolini — aka Il Duce — an Italian prototype of the Obamessiah. Look what he found when he plugged duce into


Those contextual ads get more accurate all the time, don't they?

BHO might want to steer clear of gas stations; there's no need to tempt fate.

An Illinois Take on Obama's Respect for the Second Amendment

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:28 PM

Obama will not be able to impose the sort of Change he has in mind without first disarming us. Despite his recent dissembling to the contrary, this fits in smoothly with the moonbat messiah's attitudes, as confirmed in this letter to sportsmen from Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Pearson:

Hello, my name is Rich Pearson and I have been active in the firearm rights movement for over 40 years. For the past 15 years, I have served in the Illinois state capitol as the chief lobbyist for the Illinois State Rifle Association.
I lobbied Barack Obama extensively while he was an Illinois State Senator. As a result of that experience, I know Obama's attitudes toward guns and gun owners better than anyone. The truth be told, in all my years in the Capitol I have never met a legislator who harbors more contempt for the law-abiding firearm owner than does Barack Obama.
Although Obama claims to be an advocate for the 2nd Amendment, his voting record in the Illinois Senate paints a very different picture. While a state senator, Obama voted for a bill that would ban nearly every hunting rifle, shotgun and target rifle owned by Illinois citizens. That same bill would authorize the state police to raid homes of gun owners to forcibly confiscate banned guns. Obama supported a bill that would shut down law-abiding firearm manufacturers including Springfield Armory, Armalite, Rock River Arms and Les Baer. Obama also voted for a bill that would prohibit law-abiding citizens from purchasing more than one gun per month.
Without a doubt, Barack Obama has proven himself to be an enemy of the law abiding firearm owner. At the same time, Obama has proven himself to be a friend to the hardened criminal. While a state senator, Obama voted 4 times against legislation that would allow a homeowner to use a firearm in defense of home and family.
Does Barack Obama still sound to you like a "friend" of the law-abiding gun owner?
And speaking of friends, you can always tell a person by the company they keep. Obama counts among his friends the Rev. Michael Pfleger — a renegade Chicago priest who has openly called for the murder of gun shop owners and pro-gun legislators. Then there is his buddy Richard Daley, the mayor of Chicago who has declared that if it were up to him, nobody would be allowed to own a gun. And let's not forget Obama's pal George Soros — the guy who has pumped millions of dollars into the UN's international effort to disarm law-abiding citizens.
Obama has shown that he is more than willing to use other people's money to fund his campaign to take your guns away from you. While a board member of the leftist Joyce Foundation, Barack Obama wrote checks for tens of millions of dollars to extremist gun control organizations such as the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence and the Violence Policy Center.
Does Barack Obama still sound to you like a "friend" of the law-abiding gun owner?
By now, I'm sure that many of you have received mailings from an organization called "American Hunters and Shooters Association (AHSA)" talking about what a swell fellow Obama is and how he honors the 2nd Amendment and how you will never have to worry about Obama coming to take your guns. Let me make it perfectly clear - everything the AHSA says about Obama is pure hogwash. The AHSA is headed by a group of left-wing elitists who subscribe to the British view of hunting and shooting. That is, a state of affairs where hunting and shooting are reserved for the wealthy upper-crust who can afford guided hunts on exclusive private reserves. The AHSA is not your friend, never will be.
In closing, I'd like to remind you that I'm a guy who has actually gone nose to nose with Obama on gun rights issues. The Obama I know cannot even begin to identify with this nation's outdoor traditions. The Obama I know sees you, the law abiding gun owner, as nothing but a low-class lummox who is easily swayed by the flash of a smile and a ration of rosy rhetoric. The Obama I know is a stony-faced liar who has honed his skill at getting what he wants — so long as people are willing to give it to him.
That's the Barack Obama I know.

We may soon be finding out the hard way why our Founding Fathers regarded the right to bear arms as second only to the right of free speech.

On a tip from Jim J.

Palin Rally "Kill Him" Allegation Was False

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:56 AM

Remember when MSNBC's amazing talking cockroach Keith Olbermann righteously denounced Sarah Palin for not objecting when someone shouted "Kill him!" after Obama's name had been mentioned at a rally, even though she wasn't even there at the time this allegedly happened? Turns out the media made up the whole thing:

The agent in charge of the Secret Service field office in Scranton said allegations that someone yelled "kill him" when presidential hopeful Barack Obama's name was mentioned during Tuesday's Sarah Palin rally are unfounded.
The Scranton Times-Tribune first reported the alleged incident on its Web site Tuesday and then again in its print edition Wednesday. The first story, written by reporter David Singleton, appeared with allegations that while congressional candidate Chris Hackett was addressing the crowd and mentioned Obama's name a man in the audience shouted "kill him."
News organizations including ABC, The Associated Press, The Washington Monthly and MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann reported the claim, with most attributing the allegations to the Times-Tribune story.
Agent Bill Slavoski said he was in the audience, along with an undisclosed number of additional secret service agents and other law enforcement officers and not one heard the comment.
"I was baffled," he said after reading the report in Wednesday's Times-Tribune.
He said the agency conducted an investigation Wednesday, after seeing the story, and could not find one person to corroborate the allegation other than Singleton.
Slavoski said more than 20 non-security agents were interviewed Wednesday, from news media to ordinary citizens in attendance at the rally for the Republican vice presidential candidate held at the Riverfront Sports Complex. He said Singleton was the only one to say he heard someone yell "kill him."

But it doesn't matter if stories are true; it only matters if they can be used to plant negative impressions in the weeks leading up to the election. The liberal establishment media has reached the point of having no credibility at all.


On a tip from Bergbikr.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:33 AM

Liberals discover media bias, compliments of Diversity Lane.

Publicly Supporting McCain Is Like Lighting a Stink Bomb

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:03 AM

If you want to oppose Obama, some expect you to do so very quietly:

The sign went up Sunday evening, bold black letters against the stark white background of the marquee at the Colony South Hotel & Conference Center in Clinton: "Country First. McCain/Palin."
By daybreak, pandemonium had broken loose all across heavily Democratic Prince George's County [Maryland]. Many local supporters of Democrat Barack Obama, jolted by the message as they headed down Branch Avenue on their Monday morning commutes, grabbed cellphones and BlackBerrys to notify friends. Operators of neighborhood e-mail group lists cried foul to their memberships. The NAACP logged calls. Community leaders demanded boycotts of the hotel…

Sputters "community activist" Arthur Turner:

People I have talked to look at the sign as a slap in the face. They feel it was blatant disrespect.

University of Maryland professor Ron Walters concurs, fuming that expressing support for McCain in "an area that is strongly African American was like putting a stink bomb in the middle of the living room."

By that logic, expressing support for Obama is like putting a stink bomb in the living room of America as a whole. After all, the USA is 82% Caucasian; Prince George's County is only 66% black.

But I'm forgetting: racism only cuts one way — the Left's way.

An Obamunist spots a McCain supporter.

On a tip from NoObamunist.

John Murtha Calls His Constituents Racists

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:14 AM

John Murtha, the corrupt Congresskook who has repeatedly gone out of his way to support the enemy during the war in Iraq, has gone from turning against his country to turning against his own constituents, denouncing them as "racist" for not embracing the absurdly underqualified left-wing radical Barack Obama for president with sufficient enthusiasm. Bellows Abscam Jack:

There's no question Western Pennsylvania is a racist area. The older population is more hesitant [to vote for the moonbat messiah because he's mulatto].

If you've had enough of Murtha, here's your chance to show him the door. Contributions to his challenger Bill Russell can be made via the RightBlogs' Slate:

On a tip from General Jack D. Ripper.

Separated at Birth?

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:14 AM



To quote the great Barack Hussein Obama:

It is the State which educates its citizens in civic virtue, gives them a consciousness of their mission and welds them into unity.

Or was it Mussolini who said that?

On a tip from Wiggins.

A New Declaration of Independence

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:53 AM

What would the Founding Fathers do if they came back to see the bloated abomination into which the government they created has degenerated? Maybe they would respond to Congress the same way they did to the British Empire, by presenting a new Declaration of Independence, with a list of grievances including these:

• Congress has refused to drill for oil, ignoring the plentiful natural resources that God has bestowed on this Great Nation, thus imposing a hardship on the American People for the sake of Environazis.

• Congress has forced the American People to comply with their tax laws while sheltering their funds in trusts as Ted Kennedy has done for decades.

• Congress has refused on numerous occasions to build the fence (Southern Border) that the Will of the People demand.

• Congress has made entire populations of Americans, mainly inner-city denizens, dependent on their Welfare checks, for the benefit of the occupants of the Congress, and for sheer vote buying alone.

• Congress has, under Liberal leadership, through incrementalism, combined with the United Nations, to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and has sought and will continue to seek, the subjugation of American Sovereignty to the UN, the ICC, and other such denizens of The Hague, Geneva, Paris, Brussels, etc.

• Congress has sought to abolish the Second Amendment, with such members as Diane Feinstein stating, "Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of Americans to feel safe," and Senator Chuck Schumer stating, "We're here to tell the NRA their nightmare [ban on guns] is true," and thus they fly in the face of the Constitution.

• Congress has sought to take our Right to freedom of speech (Fairness Doctrine) and our right to support our choice for leadership (McCain/Feingold) and thus, alter our form of a normal lifestyle, free from nanny-staters, communists, socialists, and perverts such as Barney Frank and NAMBLA.

• Congress has plundered our bank accounts, ravaged our wallets, and redistributed this largesse to others.

• Congress has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, by seeking to divide and conquer, to perform class warfare, as dictated by radicals like Hillary Clinton, Saul Alinsky, and Barack Obama, and thus seek to keep us divided through merciless partisan politics destined to destroy America as we know it and love it.

Then they might lead a mob of villagers with torches and pitchforks into Congress, to tar and feather the whole gang and run it out of town on rails.

But the Founding Fathers are long gone, so Pelosi, Reid, et al. will be returned to power with even larger majorities.

On a tip from Futbol Pro.

HuffPo Moonbats Attack Joe the Plumber

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:27 AM

Joe Wurzelbacher has become the personification of the American dream struggling to survive in the face of encroaching socialism. The Ohio plumber has worked long and hard to put himself in the position to buy a business, for which Obama would reward him by taxing him into a hole for being a capitalist oppressor. As The One explained to him, preventing his upward mobility is all part of the grand scheme to "spread the wealth around" — i.e., from those who worked hard to create it, to those who are too busy smoking crack, collecting welfare, and commenting at Huffington Post.

Here's Joe the Plumber on Cavuto:

Giving the lie to the meme that only demonized fat cats will suffer under Obama's deranged plans to jack up taxes in the face of a recession is not winning Wurzelbacher any friends on the left. I don't know if Keith Olbermann has designated him the Worst Person in the World yet, but here's what commenters are saying about him at HuffPo:

Joe the Plumber is the typical selfish American voter who only cares about his own personal situation and not the big picture. […] Guys like these disgust me.
[M]aybe Joe [the] Plumber and Joe Sixpack can meet up in Northwestern, New Hampshire with the Mooselady and talk about faucets!
I bet JOE PLUMBCRA^K has a criminal background. […] How was it that McCainRat knew what JOEA^ssCra^k said to Obama, if he was none other than a PLANT?
So the white guy is the only measure of this economy? I'm so sick of everyone else's welfare being measured against the white guy.
Maybe inhaling poo fumes all day has him under the delusion he makes $250K/yr.
You know what, screw Joe the plumber and Joe the electrician.[…] They all wanted to drive BMW's and buy homes that were bigger and more expensive at 25 than their parent's homes that they bought at 50.
Well, I hope Joe the Plumber enjoys having to pay tax on his health insurance. Dumba$$.
Just vote for the old white guy, Joe. And stick to plumbing. You don't want to start taxing the old grey matter too much.
What does Joe do after work? I think I see a 6 pack out there.
You don't need a business Joe. Keep plumbin' those pipes.
Joe six pack, joe the plumber...joe buck...joe mama?
Not ANOTHER Joe...please, say it ain't so! I bet he likes beer, too.

Et cetera. But if you think Obamunists are elitist snobs, it's only because you've been misled by Fox News.

On a tip from Thulsa Doom.

Obama Blames Fox News for His Elitist Reputation

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:45 AM

The liberal elite's arugula-munching messiah blames Fox News for voters' perception that he's not exactly one of the guys. The Ivy Leaguer whines:

I am convinced that if there were no Fox News, I might be two or three points higher in the polls. […] Because the way I'm portrayed 24/7 is as a freak! I am the latte-sipping, New York Times-reading, Volvo-driving, no-gun-owning, effete, politically correct, arrogant liberal. Who wants somebody like that?

Not me, all I want is to cling to my guns and my Bible.


Hat tip: NewsBusters, on a tip from Wiggins.

Voter Fraud Reaches Massive Scale in Ohio

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:56 AM

Sean Hannity calls 2008 the year journalism died. It may also be the year democracy in America dies, both falling victim to the absurd yet terrifying Obamania phenomenon. Ohio's Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, a ferociously partisan Democrat, has been sitting on 200,000 suspect registrations that she wants to protect from scrutiny. It looks Obama's old friends at ACORN have been busy in this crucial swing state. Bush's 2004 margin of victory in Ohio was 118,775 votes, giving him the election over Hanoi John Kerry.

Brunner predictably dissembles about concerns that voters will be "disenfranchised" if those whose registrations smell fishy are asked to use provisional ballots. The fact that legitimate voters are disenfranchised if their votes are canceled out by Obamunists' systematic fraud goes unmentioned. Obamaniacs' contempt for the democratic process is matched only by their disregard for human life.

Ohio is so crucial to this election that Obama activists have been recruiting voters from across the country to register to vote there. This is 2885 Brownlee Avenue in Columbus:


This modest house is the official residence of hordes of Obamatrons whose Vote From Home '08 operation is encouraging the unscrupulous to obtain Ohio absentee ballots under false pretenses. A report from

The FBI might want to look into this during the last few months before it becomes an extension of the Obama 2012 campaign — assuming we're still bothering with the formality of elections in 2012.

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

October 15, 2008

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:13 PM

Obamazombies rise to vote. Via Michelle Malkin, on a tip from Burning Hot.

Do It Yourself Socialist Unrealism

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:05 PM

Socialist propaganda isn't just for journalists anymore. Now you can make your own.


On a tip from Murff.

MSNBC Geography

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:12 AM

On MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show the other day, the obnoxious hostess launched into a diatribe attacking McCain for campaigning in the "red, red state of Indiana." This graphic accompanied the story:


As you can see, the same folks who can't tell Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews from journalists, also can't tell their messiah's home state of Illinois from Indiana. Yet there are people who rely on this channel for factual information.

On a tip from Cheetah.

Another Example of the Moonbat Media's Anti-Palin Mendacity

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:53 AM

MSNBC's preposterous Keith Olbermann and his Kool-Aid–guzzling acolytes hate Sarah Palin with a passion just short of satanic. Since all he has on her is her rural background and opposition to abortion, he's forced to improvise. Here he is pretending that Saracuda tacitly encouraged some maniac to yell "Kill him!" at a rally the other day (emphasis from Olbermann Watch):

1:25 p.m. Eastern Time, today, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. During the warm-up act by a red meat Congressional candidate aptly named Chris Hackett, Hackett mentions Obama and a Palin audience member shouts, "Kill Him." And Gov. Palin, as usual, does nothing about it; says nothing to these thugs and psychos. She may not have heard this one. It is impossible to believe that by now she has not heard about the other ones. Her silence is deafening.

Palin may not have heard it? She wasn't even there at the time.

Olbermann's mendacious diatribes almost pass for journalism now. America may survive Obamania, but the media as a credible institution already hasn't.

Advocacy journalism hits rock bottom.

On a tip from J$.

Cindy Sheehan for Congress Flounders

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:27 AM

The Left doesn't get much right, but it was wise to dump Cindy Sheehan as its standard bearer in favor of the equally phony but more marketable Barack Obama. Now the Peace Mom wants Nancy Pelosi's congressional seat, but can't seem to get Madame Speaker to show up for a debate. If Pelousy continues to blow her off, Mother Moonbat has promised to

hold a debate on October 26 in San Francisco using video footage of Pelosi and her published statements to represent her opinions.

Sheehan ought to pitch her idea to Saturday Night Live — although SNL is unlikely to risk getting laughs at liberals' expense again any time soon.

In other Cindy for Congress news, 38,000 robo calls recently went out on behalf of her campaign at 10:30 on Saturday night. Mother Moonbat smells a conspiracy:

I have a feeling "they" won't stop at anything to assure that the tyranny of incumbency continues.

Unfortunately it's the tyranny of moonbattery that is even more certain to continue, after having left the Ditch Witch behind.

The dreaded 16th minute has fallen.

On a tip from Todd.

Dr. Slogan's Nobama Graphics

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:55 AM

Dr. Slogan offers a small but growing repository of first-class graphics that will plant a seed of healthy doubt in the mind of anyone not already drunk on Kool-Aid. A couple of samples:



Definitely worth a look.

Travolta Movie Delayed by Paris Car Torchings

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:38 AM

We don't have to wait for Obama to be elected to find out what a regime of moonbattery will do to America. France has spent decades governed by left-wing politicians, though admittedly none as extreme as Obama. Americans can go over and see the effects for themselves:

Officials say that a John Travolta movie has suspended filming in one of the Paris area's toughest housing projects after 10 cars to be used in the movie were burned.
Filming of some scenes of the action movie "From Paris With Love" was supposed to start this week but local officials and the production company say it was put on hold because the cars were burned by unknown suspects early Monday.
Cars are regularly burned in French housing projects, most famously during rioting that raged for three weeks in 2005 in poor neighborhoods across the country.

After Hope and Change have thrown the liberal corrosion of our society into high gear, we should be in for some festive riots here too.

Hope and Change have put down roots in France.

On tips from matterhorn and b1bbet.

Democrat Quote of the Day

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:20 AM

Every now and then Dems forget the election isn't over yet, and let loose with what they really think. A quote from Democrat Parker Griffith, who's running for Congress in Alabama, after he was asked about the threat posed by radical Islam:

I think America's greatest enemy is America and its materialism … we have nothing to fear from radical Islam.

Human Events has audio.

september 11
No big deal next to the threat of America and its materialism.

On a tip from Todd.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:10 AM

Obamunists turn out the vote, on a tip from Joe H.

Communists Ecstatic Over Economy, Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:35 AM

The recent economic turmoil and the terrifying possibility that Barack Obama could actually be elected President aren't bad news for everyone. The US Communist Party is delighted. At the party's New York headquarters, regional party chairman Libero Della Piana crows:

We are very excited, we feel that we are at a turning point. We can afford to be less on the defensive for the first time since Ronald Reagan, and we can say our word in rebuilding America on a new basis, rebuilding a better world, instead of one based on the greed of the few.

Of course, to rebuild the country as the Soviet Union II, first they'll have to bulldoze the old America. Obama plans to accomplish this by jacking up taxes in the face of a recession, which can be expected to produce a depression. The last depression gave us the New Deal, including a host of entitlement programs that will eventually bankrupt the country. But FDR's misguided socialist thuggery will look like a blossoming of liberty compared to what Obama's supporters have in mind.

Exults Della Piana:

We hope to be part of the discussion. I can see a role for the Communist Party in this next period.

Many of his staff wear pictures of Obama on lapel buttons. All BHO has done is smoke a lot of dope and write two memoirs, but already he's up there with Marx and Stalin, based on what he threatens to do to the world's Last Best Hope.


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

Obamunists Help Themselves to Credit Card Numbers

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:01 AM

Next time you get a credit card statement, make sure to check for generous contributions to Obama you may have made in your sleep. From North Kansas City:

Steve and Rachel Larman say a strange credit card charge appeared on their statement this month — a $2300 donation to Barack Obama's presidential campaign. The Larman's say they don't want this to be about their political affiliation, but they say they're not about to give the Obama campaign any help from their pocketbook.
They said they notified Chase, their credit card bank, to report the fraud.
"(They) said that they had seen-they were familiar with this," said Steve Larman. "It was fraud, they believe through telemarketing but they were going to be doing some more investigations."
The Larman's don't want their politics to enter into what is essentially just a fraudulent charge. But they say that the charge involves the Obama campaign adds insult to injury for the registered Republicans.
"They (Chase) kept on asking me 'are you sure you wouldnt have gone to a site in support of Obama'," said Rachel Larman. "And I repeatedly said 'Im voting for McCain — I would not be going to an Obama site'."

Careful now, having it on the record that you plan to vote for McCain might come back to bite you.

As with most ACORN voter fraud stories, the Obama campaign has no comment.

Soon this sort of activity will be unnecessary, because The One and his allies in Congress will have direct access to everything that belongs to you. Don't worry, they'll only confiscate it in order to be "fair."

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

Democrat Anger

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:45 AM

These lovely people may soon have the force of the federal government behind them:

On a tip from mega.

Cannonball Candidate

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:37 AM

Even Westchester County, New York is too close for comfort to our undefended southern border.

William Martinez of Brewster was arrested Wednesday in Mount Kisco for threatening the employees of a Mexican restaurant and then assaulting the police who attempted to escort him out. He was charged with second-degree assault, resisting arrest, third-degree menacing, and disorderly conduct.

Martinez had already been arrested several times, and has even been kicked out of the country twice. Currently federal authorities "are investigating his immigration status."

Here's an idea: we set up a big old howitzer on our side of the Rio Grande, and criminals who don't belong in this country get fired across. If they land hard enough, they might not bounce back quite as fast.

But I'm forgetting, the quislings who run our government are on the side of the legions of lowlifes Mexico is using to colonize our country.

No doubt Martinez will get the boot for the third time. But he probably hasn't assaulted his last American.

Martinez: Assaulting the police officers Americans won't assault.

On a tip from Wiggins.

October 14, 2008

Don't You Dare Hang Up on an Obamunist

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:43 PM

A preview of life in America after The One brings Change comes from Lufkin, Texas, where Jessica Hughes made the mistake of speaking harshly to a brownshirt from Obama Volunteers of Texarkana, who pestered her via her cell phone.

When asked if she was an Obama supporter, Hughes sensibly replied:

No, I don't support him. Your guy is a socialist who voted four times in the state Senate to let little babies die in hospital closets; I think you should find something better to do with your time.

Then she hung up. But that wasn't the end of it.

The next day two federal agents showed up at the door, demanding to know if Hughes had really said, "I will never support Obama and he will wind up dead on a hospital floor."

The Secret Service is now conducting an investigation. Since the Obama camp says it didn't record the call, Hughes has no way to prove she didn't threaten their messiah.

Imagine how heavy-handed Obamunists will be if they actually get control of the government.

On a tip from Byron.

ACORN Registers Mickey Mouse

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:51 AM

ACORN has registered Mickey Mouse to vote — in Orlando, of course. Here's the registration application:


As reported by the St. Petersburg Times, it is "stamped with the logo of the nonprofit group ACORN."

What a coincidence: the Obama campaign furtively paid this same group $800,000 to get out the vote, presumably by using tactics ACORN activists were taught by Obama himself, who also took part in ACORN's contribution to the subprime disaster by forcing banks to make loans based on skin color.

Even ACORN goons are probably smart enough to come up with more subtle names than Mickey Mouse or the lineup for the Dallas Cowboys. But why should they bother? It's not like Obama will be taken to task for it. Just chalk it up to the Audacity of Arrogance.

Read Rick Moran's latest to get an idea of what the blatant cheating Democrats have been indulging in could mean for the future of our democracy if the election is close — as it probably will be.

On tips from Frank W and Beef.

British Nanny Nazis Ban Sugar in Tea

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:24 AM

There aren't many things left for nanny state totalitarians to ban in the name of our health. The latest from Britain:

School pupils have been told they can't put sugar in their tea or coffee because it is bad for them.
The decision at Tonypandy Community College in Rhondda, South Wales, follows guidelines from the Welsh Assembly to promote healthy eating. […]
The school said the sugar and sweeteners ban was a result of new guidelines from the Welsh Assembly government to promote health eating.
Headmaster Stephen Parry backed the move to cut down on sugar and salt in the children's diet.
He said it was part of a five-year action plan to 'improve the food and drink consumed throughout the school day'.

A five-year plan. I wonder where they got that idea.

The row over sugar comes after the 'Appetite for Life Action Plan' was launched by the Welsh Assembly to tackle childhood obesity and poor health.
The guidelines sent to education authorities say that tea or coffee should not have any added 'sweeteners, sugar, honey, colouring or flavourings'.
Other guidelines including no salt on tables, no confectionery or savoury snacks to be sold and no butter. […] It was also revealed that tomato ketchup has been banned from school canteens because it contains 'too much salt and sugar'.

How small a box can liberals force us to curl up inside before people start to rebel? If formerly great Britain is any indication, very small indeed.

On a tip from V the K.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:11 AM

Via The People's Cube, on a tip from Burning Hot.

Tables Turning Already?

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:58 AM

Obama has promised to meet with hostile tyrants without preconditions, proving once again that he should have stuck with community organizing. He hasn't even been elected, and already the tables seem to be turning regarding our relationship with second-rate but dangerous dictatorships:

Even though Senator Obama has said he would meet with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and other dictators within a year of taking office, there is no reason to think those meetings will go ahead.
Why? Because Ahmadinejad doesn't want to do it.
The vice president for Iranian media affairs says Iran has preconditions of its own. He tells the Islamic Republic News Agency Americans are in dire need of re-establishing ties with the Iranian people and that Iran will only hold talks if "the U.S. moves out of the Middle East and the U.S. government gives up its widespread support for the Zionist regime."

Maybe if we beg pretty please, Mad Mahmoud will let Secretary of State Cindy Sheehan fly over and suck his toes on behalf of the Obama Administration.

Look who'll set the preconditions under Obama.

On a tip from matterhorn.

Animal Rights Kook Changes Her Name

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:29 AM

This almost beats the guy who righteously drew attention to his sacrosanct homosexuality by changing his name to Luke Sissyfag:


The Ashville Citizen-Times reports:

What's in a name?
A lot, according to 19-year-old Asheville High graduate Jennifer Thornburg. The animal lover wanted to make a statement against dissection — which she considers an abusive practice — so she legally changed her name to That's the address for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' Web site opposing dissection.

That's dissection, not vivisection. Animal rights kooks object to dissecting animals even after they are dead; apparently it violates their sacred corpses. Fortunately for medicine, dissecting mere humans is presumably still okay.

Unsurprisingly, Cutout is an intern with PETA.

On a tip from MP.

ABC Journalist Objects to Obscene Anti-Palin Shirts

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:08 AM

Here's some surprising news: there is still a journalist at an alphabet network with enough character to be disgusted by the "SARAH PALIN IS A @#$%" shirts Obamunists have taken to wearing to Sarah Palin rallies.


ABC's Jake Tapper:

Why would these four think this is acceptable discourse?
Why would they think wearing these shirts would accomplish anything other than win votes for the McCain-Palin ticket?

Meanwhile, the rest of the media obsesses on the anger allegedly expressed at McCain/Palin rallies by conservatives.

Hat tip: NewsBusters, on a tip from Cheetah.

Textbooks Already Propagandizing on Behalf of Obama Regime

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:19 AM

Obamunists see no need to wait for the media to install their messiah in the White House before propagandizing to children about the glories of his illustrious regime. The mother of an 8th grader in Racine writes to Real Debate Wisconsin:

My 8th grade son is in an advanced English class at a public middle school here in Racine, Wisconsin. I just found out that my son's new (copyright 2008) Wisconsin - McDougal Littell Literature book has 15 pages covering Barack Obama.
I was shocked - No John McCain, no Hillary Clinton, no George Bush - Just Barack Obama. I'm wondering how it is that Obama's story gets put into an 8th grade literature book? It would be one thing, if it was just the tidbit about his boyhood days, but 15 pages, and they talk about his "Life of Service". Honestly, what has Obama really done to be included in this book? Not only that, but on page 847 there is a photo of Obama at the 2004 Democratic Convention with at least 8 Obama signs in the background! Front & center is an sign.
Now I understand that many teachers are liberals, but does the school have the right to shove Obama down our kid's throats?

Unsurprisingly, it looks like Alfred McDougal of McDougal, Littell & Company has been donating generously to Obama's campaign.

Is it ethical for an Obama supporter to publish an educational book which has a 15 page Barrack Obama story in it? If the tax payers are paying for these books, why is it okay for McDougal Littell to promote Obama? This really bothers me. I would have no problem with it, if Obama had actually done something important. Why is Obama being put up on a pedestal, before he actually wins the pedestal? All I can say, is we can thank the liberal media, and now the liberal book publishers. Thanks to them, I'm sure there are probably thousands of these books all across the United States.

If the liberal establishment has its way, future generations will grow up believing that America was a bleak, rotten place, until The One brought Change and transformed it into a socialist utopia, where all comrades are guaranteed a bowl of rice every day, and no one can oppress anyone else by getting more than their share.

What kids are already getting force-fed at school.

On tips from Burning Hot and J.

Obamunists Escalate to Arson

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:42 AM

Merely tearing down or scrawling obscenities all over McCain yard signs isn't enough for Obamunists anymore. Now they've escalated to setting them on fire. Here's what's left of one that was displayed in someone's front yard in Virginia, via Cassy Fiano:


In Oregon, Obamunists have been using molotov cocktails to unite America by making sure only Obama yard signs can be seen. Welcome to the country we'll have to live in after The One brings Change.

It Wasn't Always Racist to Call Attention to Reverend Wrong

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:20 AM

Nowadays it's racist to mention Obama's 20-year close association with the Caucasian-hating, anti-American demagogue Jeremiah Wright. But just like Oceania hasn't really always been at war with Eurasia, this subject wasn't always taboo. Back in early 2007, when Obama was solidifying support among Democrats and didn't have to appeal to people who would like to see this country preserved, the Wright connection was a point of pride, proving that The One is a true radical and not some squishy moderate. Victor Davis Hansen quotes from the most extravagantly pro-Obama media outlet this side of MSNBC, Rolling Stone:

This is as openly radical a background as any significant American political figure has ever emerged from, as much Malcolm X as Martin Luther King Jr. Wright is not an incidental figure in Obama's life, or his politics. The senator "affirmed" his Christian faith in this church; he uses Wright as a "sounding board" to "make sure I'm not losing myself in the hype and hoopla." Both the title of Obama's second book, The Audacity of Hope, and the theme for his keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in 2004 come from Wright's sermons. "If you want to understand where Barack gets his feeling and rhetoric from," says the Rev. Jim Wallis, a leader of the religious left, "just look at Jeremiah Wright." […]
When you read his autobiography, the surprising thing — for such a measured politician — is the depth of radical feeling that seeps through, the amount of Jeremiah Wright that's packed in there. Perhaps this shouldn't be surprising. Obama's life story is a splicing of two different roles, and two different ways of thinking about America's. One is that of the consummate insider, someone who has been raised believing that he will help to lead America, who believes in this country's capacity for acts of outstanding virtue. The other is that of a black man who feels very deeply that this country's exercise of its great inherited wealth and power has been grossly unjust. This tension runs through his life; Obama is at once an insider and an outsider, a bomb thrower and the class president.

Given his close, longstanding relationship with Moaist terrorist Bill Ayers — who bombed the Capitol, the Pentagon, and NY Police Headquarters among other public buildings — calling Obama a bomb thrower is particularly apt. Will normal people elect a bomb thrower president? Not unless the media blows smoke in their eyes.

Once The One has been installed in power, look for Jeremiah Wright et al. to be "rehabilitated" like Bill Ayers, who is so dear to Obama he hasn't been chucked under the bus to this day.

On a tip from V the K.

Guess Which One Is Not Protected

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:55 AM


Hat tip: Steve Ray's Blog, on a tip from Burning Hot.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:42 AM

Compliments of Right Side Up.

October 13, 2008

First-Graders Subjected to Homosexual Marriage

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:38 PM

You're never too young to be indoctrinated with moonbat depravity at taxpayer expense:

First-graders in San Francisco took a field trip to City Hall to celebrate the marriage of their lesbian teacher on Friday […] The field trip was suggested by a parent at the Creative Arts Charter School, and the school said the trip, where students tossed rose petals on their teacher and her wife as they left City Hall, was academically relevant.
"It really is what we call a teachable moment," said Liz Jaroslow, the school's interim director […] She said same-sex marriage had historic significance. "I think I'm well within the parameters."

It's a relief to hear a San Francisco educrat acknowledge the concept of parameters.

Next they'll bus the kids to Folsom Street for more teachable moments.

On tips from Varla, Matt L, and Wiggins.


Posted by Dave Blount at 9:00 PM

The current economic problems have presented Obama with an opportunity to showcase his economic expertise. Here's his solution to the nose dive the stock market took last week:

Relief to Families: Penalty-Free Withdrawals from IRAs and 401(k)s in 2008 and 2009. Obama is calling for new legislation to allow families to withdraw 15% of their retirement savings — up to a maximum of $10,000 — without facing a tax-penalty this year (including retroactively) and next year.

In short, he wants to encourage people to panic and yank their retirement money out of the stock market. That ought to help the Dow Jones almost as much as his earlier plan to inflict social justice by doubling capital gains taxes.

Imagine the fistfuls of hair you would have been pulling out of your scalp if you sold off IRA stocks when they hit bottom Friday, only to see the market bounce back 900+ points today.

Fortunately for Obama, you don't need to be competent to manage a socialist economy. You just need to keep stealing the people's money until they don't have any more. At that point, social justice has been achieved.

Hat tip: Shawarma Mayor.

Google Acknowledges Columbus Day

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:37 PM

Google may be as much a left-wing cult as a company, but apparently the Don't Be Evil folks aren't too kooky to add Columbus Day to the long list of holidays they acknowledge with cutesy-pie variations of their logo.

Sure, Columbus spread the blight of European civilization to the New World, enabled the birth of the reviled USA, and eventually led to the end of festive multicultural activities like the Aztecs' assembly-line beating heart excisions. But in the interests of open-mindedness, today Google's logo looks like this:


Wait, that's not Columbus, that's Paddington Bear. It's his birthday today. Never mind.

On a tip from Mr Evilwrench.

Why I No Longer Live in New York

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:08 PM

On tips from nanc and Adrian.

Jodie Evans, Yet Another Treasonous Friend of Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:20 PM

You don't have to dig into Obama's past to find associations with anti-American radicals. Kristinn Taylor reports on his current relationship with Code Pink cofounder Jodie Evans. This one warrants repeating in full:

A founding member of the campaign finance team of Democratic presidential nominee Illinois Sen. Barack Obama has been working with state sponsors of terrorism to undermine the United States in the global war on terror since at least February, 2003.
Jodie Evans, co-founder of the leftist anti-American group Code Pink, has documented ties to governments on the State Department’s list of current and former state sponsors of terrorism including Iran, Cuba, Syria and the former Iraqi government under Saddam Hussein. She also has endorsed and worked with the so-called Iraqi resistance that has killed over three thousand American soldiers and thousands of free Iraqis.
Evans is listed on the official Obama website as a bundler of between $50,000 and $100,000 in contributions. According to FEC reports, the official Obama website and news accounts, Evans has personally contributed over $40,000 to the Obama campaign—$4600 to Obama for America and around $36,000 to the Obama Victory Fund.
Evans served as a co-host for Obama’s first Hollywood fundraiser right after he announced his long-shot bid for the presidency in February 2007, just weeks after she returned from Cuba where she and Code Pink worked with the Castro government to protest the terrorist detention center in Guantanamo. Evans and Code Pink, who market themselves as feminists and human rights activists, blew off the Ladies in White, a Cuban human rights group that asked the delegation Evans led to inspect Cuban prisons where democracy advocates were being held by the Castro government.
The propaganda effort against the terrorist detention center at Guantanamo garnered worldwide sympathetic media coverage that undermined America’s efforts in the war on terror.
Evans and Code Pink's trip to Cuba in January 2007 made up for their aborted effort to visit the communist nation the year before to celebrate the anniversary of Fidel Castro's violent revolution.
In February, 2003, Evans traveled with Code Pink to Baghdad as a guest of Saddam Hussein’s government to lobby the world to keep him in power. Saddam’s government made a lasting impression on Evans. As late as summer 2008 she was still wishing that the genocidal, mass murdering tyrant was still in power in Iraq. She made a similar statement in 2006 pining for the 'good old days' under Saddam:
Let’s go back to the Iraq before we invaded, there was a good education and health care system, food for everyone. That system didn’t belong to Saddam it belonged to the Iraqi, it belonged to years of creating what a civilization needed. If your parents didn’t send you to school they could be put in jail.
Evans made several trips to Iraq in 2003 after the liberation. She worked with anti-liberation Iraqis to set up Occupation Watch in Baghdad. The purpose was to propagandize alleged war crimes by American soldiers and to recruit American soldiers into quitting the war by becoming conscientious objectors.
Evans did a propaganda interview with a communist newspaper in August, 2003, accusing G.I.s of wantonly slaughtering Iraqi women and children.
In December 2004, as the Marines were clearing out Fallujah from al Qaeda and Iraqi Sunni terrorists, Evans and Code Pink delivered over $600,000 in cash and humanitarian aid for what Code Pink called "the other side" in Fallujah.
(Giving cash and "humanitarian aid" to the anti-American or anti-freedom side in a conflict is an age old tactic of Western leftists as a way of bolstering their allies and prolonging the conflict without being accused of directly arming the enemy.)
In January, 2006, Evans traveled to Venezuela with Code Pink where she met with Hugo Chavez and protested against President Bush.
In April, 2006, Evans led a delegation to Iran. Blog entries by her and her fellow travelers are filled with propaganda designed to undermine U.S. policy againt the state sponsor of terrorism.
In June, 2006, Evans represented Code Pink at the World Tribunal on Iraq, a leftist-jihadist show trial held in Istanbul, Turkey, that proclaimed the 'right' of the terrorists in Iraq to kill Americans and free Iraqis:
There is widespread opposition to the occupation. Political, social, and civil resistance through peaceful means is subjected to repression by the occupying forces. It is the occupation and its brutality that has provoked a strong armed resistance and certain acts of desperation. By the principles embodied in the UN Charter and in international law, the popular national resistance to the occupation is legitimate and justified. It deserves the support of people everywhere who care for justice and freedom.
Evans herself gushed about her support for the so-called Iraqi resistance in an essay written in Istanbul:
"We must begin by really standing with the Iraqi people and defending their right to resist. I can remain myself against all forms of violence, and yet I cannot judge what someone has to do when pushed to the wall to protect all they love. The Iraqi people are fighting for their country, to protect their families and to preserve all they love. They are fighting for their lives, and we are fighting for lies." (AlterNet, June 26, 2005)
In the summer of 2006, Evans and Code Pink traveled to Jordan and Syria. She and Code Pink wrote extensively about the Jordan visit, where they met with pro-terrorist Iraqi parliamentarians who urged them to seek recognition of the so-called Iraqi resistance.
The stop in Syria is clouded in mystery as none of the Code Pink members have written about what they did and who they met in Syria, except here:
From Damascus to Beirut: Arriving, Safely
By Medea Benjamin
Four of us—Gael Murphy, Judith LeBlanc, Diane Wilson and myself—split off from the rest of the group in Syria to make our way to Lebanon.
As noted at the beginning of this article, Evans traveled to Cuba in January 2007 to undermine America, then just weeks later she co-hosted Barack Obama's first big Hollywood fundraiser.
In November, 2007, when Obama announced his campaign bundlers, Evans was on the list, as well as her husband Max Palevsky.
Evans got more involved in supporting Obama's candidacy in 2008. In February she hosted a support Obama event and published an endorsement of Obama co-signed by several New York feminists.
On June 4, 2008, Evans was interviewed by radio talk show host Paul A. Ibbeston (Part One on YouTube and Part Two on YouTube.)
In the interview, Evans expressed her sympathy for the Sept. 11 terror attacks by al Qaeda that led to the murder of 3000 innocents, mostly her fellow Americans:
Jodie Evans:..."We were attacked because we were in Saudi Arabia, that was the message of Osama, was that because we had our bases in the Middle East, he attacked the United States."
Paul A. Ibbetson: "Do you think that's a valid argument?"
Evans: "Sure. Why do we have bases in the Middle East? We totally violated the rights of that country. Why do we get to have bases in the Middle East?"
Evans also expressed her "love" for the anti-American leader of Venezuala, Hugo Chavez, calling him a "sweetheart", and admitted that Code Pink is trying to "undermine the war effort" of the United States in the war on terror.
Several weeks after that interview, Obama received Evans at a high-dollar fundraiser. Evans is listed by the FEC has having made a $7250 contribution to the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising vehicle of Obama's presidential committee, Obama for America, and the Democratic National Committee. The legal limit, $2300 of Evans' contribution, was given to Obama's general election coffers as she had already given the maximum allowed by law to his primary campaign, also $2300, at the Hollywood fundraiser she co-hosted in February, 2007. The balance of the $7250 went to the DNC.
Days after the event, a video was published featuring Code Pink's Medea Benjamin bragging about Evans' meeting with Obama.
In July, 2008, Evans joined other leftists in signing a letter urging Obama to keep left in his campaign that was published by The Nation.
The next month, Evans' success at infiltrating the Democratic party was recognized with her being given the "Inside the Party" award by the Progressive Democrats of America, a group founded in 2004 at the Boston Democratic national convention to pull the party further to the left. Evans is known by her fellow leftists as a master of the 'inside-outside game'.
Later that month, Evans attended the Democrats' national convention in Denver. While Code Pink did their usual street theater outside the convention, they did not disrupt the convention inside. That is most likely because as a bundler for Obama, Evans was invited to private meetings with Obama and his vice presidential nominee Delaware Sen. Joe Biden after their respective acceptance speeches. From the National Journal:
After Biden's speech on Wednesday night, bundlers are invited to an hour-long reception with the vice presidential candidate in a private room in the Pepsi Center, and then on Thursday morning, Barack and Michelle Obama are hosting a breakfast at the Hyatt Regency. After Obama's acceptance speech, he is scheduled to mingle with bundlers at a private lounge inside Invesco Field.
The next week, at the Republicans' national convention in St. Paul, Evans made headlines by trying to storm the stage during the acceptance speech by Republican vice presidential nominee Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
Evans spent her time in St. Paul committing identity theft to gain access to the convention and related events.
Less than two weeks later, Evans was again received by Obama, this time at an intimate $28,500 per person fundraiser in Hollywood and again later that evening at a $2500 per person fundraiser that featured a performance by Barbra Streisand.
Evans capped off her month by meeting with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in New York City. Ahmadinejad's government has been funding, training and equipping terrorists in Iraq who have killed American soldiers and free Iraqis, as well as Hezbollah in its war against Israel, among many other activities that threaten the free world including seeking nuclear weapons.
Evans, who is no fool but is a propagandist, told Fox News after meeting Ahmadinejad that he is "really about peace and human rights and respecting justice."
Ahmadinejad is also no fool. He would know that Jodie Evans, who visited his country in 2005, is in tight with the Democratic party's presidential nominee and that Obama has stated his willingness to meet with Ahmadinejad and has downplayed the danger of Iran to the free world.
This raises the question of whether Evans was acting as an intermediary between Obama's campaign and Ahmadinejad.
The American news media has utterly failed the nation by its willful failure to investigate and report the alliance between Barack Obama and the terrorist supporter Jodie Evans.
Evans has brushed off the few queries about this by saying her husband, Max Palevsky, is an old friend of Obama's from Chicago and she's just along for the ride. The evidence belies that story. Evans is a player in her own right.
In addition to working with state sponsors of terrorism, Evans works with pro-terrorist communist groups in the U.S. Those groups include The World Can't Wait, ANSWER, Troops Out Now and United for Peace and Justice. Evans is the tip of spear of the pro-terrorist left into the heart of mainstream American politics.
There have been several calls from troop support groups for Obama to renounce Evans. He has ignored them and instead has drawn closer politically to Evans as the election draws near.
Obama said this summer he knows he needs to earn the trust to be commander-in-chief. He has failed to earn that trust, completely, by allying with Jodie Evans.

Presumably because Evans is still bringing in money for him, and because the blatantly partisan media doesn't cover this stuff anyway, Obama has made no effort to distance himself from this despicable woman, who in sane times would find herself hanging from a rope.

A country that allows itself to be governed by friends of the likes of Jodie Evans will not long survive.

Jodie gets a squeeze from fellow traitor Hanoi Jane Fonda.

On a tip from Todd.

Those Who Haven't Been Taught the Past Are Doomed to Repeat It

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:23 AM

What could explain the possibility of a radical who has been mentored by communists his entire life being elected President of the USA? In a word: ignorance, which is deliberately imposed by an education system dominated by leftists. Paul Kengor elaborates:

I have seen for quite some time that although we won the Cold War — and defeated the Soviet communist empire — America is vulnerable to varying degrees of collectivism, wealth redistribution, "creeping socialism" (Ronald Reagan's phrase), class-warfare rhetoric, and generally milder, more palatable (but still dangerous) forms of disguised Marxism. Why? How? The answer is simple: The history and truth about communism is not taught by our educators.

College professors strongly disapprove of mentioning the hell communism has conjured on Earth wherever it has been imposed across the world.

It is not so much that these professors approve of communism as much as they disapprove of — actually, utterly despise — anti-communism. They are anti-anti-communist more so than pro-communist. Conservatives need to understand this, so as to avoid broad-brushing and losing credibility. Sure, a lot of professors are Marxists, and many more share the utopian goals of Marxism, but the vast majority are simply leftists.
Being on the left entails many strange contradictions and political pathologies, one of which is this bizarre revulsion toward anti-communists. These leftists — to their credit — despise fascism, and will preach anti-fascism until they're blue in the face. They are as appalled by fascism as conservatives are by communism. But while conservatives detest both communism and fascism, liberals only detest one of the two.

Of course, fascism is basically leftist ideology wrapped in nationalism. It's the patriotic packaging liberals object to, not the actual content, which doesn't differ much from communism.

Not only do the historical tragedies of communism go untaught, so does its demonstrable lack of economic viability.

[A]side from failing to instruct their students in the crass facts about communism's unprecedented destruction — its purges, mass famines, show trials, killing fields, concentration camps — these educators are negligent in failing to teach the essential, non-emotional, but crucial Econ 101 basics that contrast capitalism and communism and, thus, that get at the heart of how and why command economies simply do not work. […] Consequently, Americans today do not know why communism is such a devastating ideology, at both the level of plain economic theory and in actual historical practice.

This is why revelations of Obama's mentorship by the Stalinist Frank Marshall Davis and the Maoist Bill Ayers evoke yawns from most college kids. The 100 million people killed by their own communist governments in the 20th century are just a statistic. Making a big deal about communist-imposed slavery and genocide would be "McCarthyism."

The next generation has never been taught to grasp what communism means. If schools won't teach them, life might have to.

The essence of communism.

On a tip from NGWFJ.

Art Education

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:43 AM

Parental warning — this video features the kind of people who are teaching your children art at school:

The Bill Ayers strategy of refraining from bombing public buildings in favor of subverting our education system is working out quite well for moonbats. Through education, they will eventually do to our entire society what they've done to art. By then we'll be living in dung huts.

On a tip from Todd.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:32 AM

Compliments of Thulsa Doom.


Posted by Dave Blount at 9:52 AM

A screen shot from CNN today, compliments of Todd:


With the stock market shooting up by over 500 points, it might be time for the media to set aside its wishful thinking and lay off on the depression hype.

Toledo Blade Calls for Obama to Impose Communism

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:15 AM

Most people who support Obama don't know any better. But what about the media, whose neglected job it is to inform the public about his life history as an ultra-left radical? They must know something about the candidate they have been hyping into the White House. Do they want the country ruled by Marxists?

As far as the Toledo Blade is concerned, the answer is yes. Yesterday's lead editorial hauls out FDR's misgotten "Second Bill of Rights," strongly implying that it ought to be imposed by Obama, who has the ideological background to pick up where the socialist Roosevelt left off.

Although FDR was able to exploit the Great Depression to give our country a hard shove away from liberty and toward collectivism, his Second Bill of Rights thankfully went nowhere. It included:

• The right to a useful, remunerative job in industries, shops, farms, or mines.
• The right to earn enough to provide adequate food, clothing, and recreation.
• The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return that will provide a decent living.
• The right of every businessman to trade with freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies.
• The right of every family to a decent home.
• The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health.
• The right to protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment.
• The right to a good education.

Sounds good — until you realize that only a totalitarian communist regime could guarantee universal access to these goodies. If trading freedom and opportunity for government-guaranteed subsistence is such a great deal, why do refugees who set out to sea on leaky rafts out of sheer desperation always seem to be leaving countries like Vietnam and Cuba, where this trade has been made on their behalf?


Hat tip: NewsBusters; on a tip from Cheetah.

Atlanta Police Recruit Criminals

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:42 AM

It's getting harder to tell the cops from the robbers in Atlanta:

More than one-third of recent Atlanta Police Academy graduates have been arrested or cited for a crime, according to a review of their job applications. The arrests ranged from minor offenses such as shoplifting to violent charges including assault. More than one-third of the officers had been rejected by other law enforcement agencies, and more than half of the recruits admitted using marijuana.

But at least Atlanta isn't following the New Orleans practice of having the police formally indoctrinated by goons from Nation of Islam — so far as I know.

On a tip from Cao.

Smug Slate Moonbats Express Their True Thoughts

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:39 AM

Like their grotesquely presumptuous messiah, moonbats are getting a little ahead of themselves, as they gloat tastelessly over the results of an election that hasn't happened yet. Crows Slate's Timothy Noah:

There's a new scent in the air. If you're a Democrat, you haven't felt it tickle your nostrils since October 1996, when everybody knew that Bill Clinton was about to beat Bob Dole.

Now that everyone supposedly knows the moonbats are going to have carte blanche to inflict their warped ideology on the country they so enjoy berating, they can creep out from under their rocks and pop the mental pustules that serve them as thoughts. Here are some actual examples, collected by Noah from other Slate writers:

• I think Karl Marx had some valuable insights into capitalist economies!
• The Second Amendment does too allow government to ban handguns!
• Let's standardize the federal age of consent at 16!
• Promiscuity between consenting adults is good exercise!
• Health care is a service, not a business!
• I don't support the troops. I support some troops, depending on whether or not they've committed war crimes!
No more wars without United Nations or at least NATO support!
• Saving the boulder darter was worth a few thousand jobs!
• If Eastern Europeans think NATO will go to war to defend them against Russia, they're out of their minds!
• Ditto if Taiwan thinks the United States will go to war to defend it against China!
• Let's teach evolution in Sunday school!
• The military-industrial complex is a greater menace than most foreign nations!
• If Israel isn't out of the occupied territories in six months, we'll cut off all aid.
• Higher gas prices are good because they make everybody bike and take public transit like they should!
• America isn't the greatest nation in the world. We think it is only because it's our country. Duh!
• America won't be the world's most powerful nation forever. And you know what? Handing that responsibility off will be a relief!
• America's official languages should be English and Spanish!
• Judges should legislate from the bench if they want to.
What's so great about the Judeo-Christian tradition?
Big-city values are better than small-town values!
I'm glad the Muslims whupped the Christians during the Crusades! Served 'em right!
• We need a shorter work week!
• We're undertaxed. Look at Europe!
• Terrorism isn't that big a threat to America!
• Let's bring back the era of big government.
• It's not enough that the top 5 percent pays 55 percent of our taxes. Why not 75 percent?
• Many welfare moms kicked off the rolls by the 1996 welfare-reform bill are worse off in their crappy jobs!
• Ronald Reagan was a crummy president!
• Broad availability of gay marriage: good. Broad availability of gay divorce: better!
Pornography is good for your marriage because it teaches you new sexual techniques!
• The problem with public schools is private schools!

Vermin this flaky, degenerate, and vile really could have full control of the government soon, so put the clothespin on your nose and cast your vote for McCain.

Let's not get ahead of ourselves.

On a tip from V the K.

Songwriter Gives Royalties to Abortion Mill in Saracuda's Name

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:28 AM

Sean Hannity has helped prolong the popularity of the Martina McBride hit "Independence Day" by using it for the theme music on his radio show. The McCain/Palin campaign has also kept the song in front of the public. But Gretchen Peters, the moonbat who wrote it, is not appreciative:

They are co-opting the song, completely overlooking the context and message, and using it to promote a candidate who would set women's rights back decades. I've decided to donate the royalties from 'Independence Day' during this election cycle to Planned Parenthood, in Sarah Palin's name. I hope with the additional income provided by the McCain/Palin campaign, Planned Parenthood will be able to help many more women in need.

Liberals tend to speak in euphemisms, a tacit acknowledgment that their agenda is unspeakable. Here "help many more women in need" translates to "kill lots of babies." That'll teach Saracuda, and Sean Hannity too.

Not any nicer than she looks.

On a tip from Cheetah.

Silly Polls

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:27 AM

Don't eat that bottle of sleeping pills just yet. From November 1, 2004:


On a tip from b1bbet.

October 12, 2008

Another Freudian Slip

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:08 PM

You don't have to be Sigmund Freud to grasp the psychiatric pathology of liberals pushing through a candidate with an alarmingly anti-American background and a name like Barack Hussein Obama — not with stories like this in the news:

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's last name is spelled "Osama" on some 300 absentee ballots mailed out this week to voters in Rensselaer County [New York] hilltowns.
Is it a Freudian slip, intentional gaffe or a mistake? Voters are sure to have opinions, and one politician pointed out that the letters "s" and "b" are not exactly keyboard neighbors.

Both Democrats and Republicans dismiss the incident as a simple mistake. But the mistake gets made so often, particularly by Obama's own supporters, that it could serve as a textbook example of a Freudian slip.

Given his history of associating with known terrorists, Obama would never pass the required background checks if he wanted a job emptying wastebaskets at the White House. Yet he is about to be handed the nuclear codes. This is because it gives liberals a thrill to vote for a guy who represents "the other" — or to put it less diplomatically, the enemy. The only thing that would satisfy them more would be voting for Osama bin Laden himself.

Freudian slips can cut both ways.

On tips from Wiggins and Burning Hot. Hat tip: Michelle Malkin.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:20 PM


A Rare Glimpse of Sanity in Our Legal System

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:14 PM

Let's hope the ACLU doesn't hear about this:

A U.S. military judge has denied a request from professed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed for Internet access inside his Guantanamo cell, ruling he does not need it to prepare for his death penalty trial. […] The government said it was providing the men with laptop computers so they could review the evidence, but prosecutors argued at a pretrial hearing last month that giving them access to the outside world would pose a severe security risk.

Mohammed ought to enlist NY Times favorite Lynne Stewart as a lawyer. She would be more than happy to help him pass along terror plans to agents in the field, rendering Internet access unnecessary.

On a tip from Wiggins.

The Enemy Within

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:21 PM

Bill Ayers's protégé is about to be elected President. We are living in a lunatic asylum.

On a tip from b1bbet.

O's for Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:52 AM


Obama's bizarre and terrifying cult of personality may soon be running the country it so hates. O's for Obama gives a clue as to just how weird it's going to get when Change comes and we find ourselves living in a totalitarian Twilight Zone:

October 24, 2008

People around the world who want to see Barack Obama elected to office in this upcoming election

Ten15 Folsom, San Francisco, AND Satellite events around the world created by YOU!

A one of a kind Obama rally and fundraiser as only San Francisco could produce. This event will include: top-notch DJs, all-night dancing, sensual/political performances, and features an O's for Obama guided breath-gasm experience by Destin Gerek, the Erotic Rockstar. Because Change is C O M I N G ! ! !

Destin Gerek (The Erotic Rockstar) will be hosting the event in San Francisco that will be broadcast LIVE over the internet to lead the world through a large scale orgasmic breathing experience culminating in a simultaneous group energetic breath-gasm!

Because Change is Coming!!!

I guess this explains what a breath-gasm is:

Participants will be guided into using breath, sound, and movement to access their erotic energy, raise its vibration, and circulate it throughout their entire bodies, culminating in a simultaneous group energetic breath-gasm.

How appropriate that the event will take place on Folsom Street, our future cultural capital.

On a tip from J.

The Impending Obama Thugocracy

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:22 AM

The scariest thing you will hear from Obamunists is the glassy-eyed assertion that their messiah will "unite us." How is the guy with the most extreme left-wing record in the entire Senate going to unite us, when 99% of the public has a less radical point of view? Two words: brute force. Michael Barone offers a few examples of how this is already becoming apparent:

[Obamunists] seem determined to shut people up.
That's what Obama supporters, alerted by campaign emails, did when conservative Stanley Kurtz appeared on Milt Rosenberg's WGN radio program in Chicago. Kurtz had been researching Obama's relationship with unrepentant Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers in Chicago Annenberg Challenge papers in the Richard J. Daley Library in Chicago — papers that were closed off to him for some days, apparently at the behest of Obama supporters.
Obama fans jammed WGN's phone lines and sent in hundreds of protest emails. The message was clear to anyone who would follow Rosenberg's example. We will make trouble for you if you let anyone make the case against The One.
Other Obama supporters have threatened critics with criminal prosecution. In September, St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch and St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce warned citizens that they would bring criminal libel prosecutions against anyone who made statements against Obama that were "false." I had been under the impression that the Alien and Sedition Acts had gone out of existence in 1801-02. Not so, apparently, in metropolitan St. Louis. Similarly, the Obama campaign called for a criminal investigation of the American Issues Project when it ran ads highlighting Obama's ties to Ayers.

It's gotten this bad without him even having been elected. Imagine Obama in office, backed up by a solid Democrat majority under the alarmingly irresponsible leadership of Pelosi and Reid. First will come a resurrected Fairness Doctrine, to shut off talk radio. Then they will go after the Internet, so enjoy Moonbattery while you can. After the Internet has been reduced to PBS Online, don't be surprised if they start on your mail.

Obama can count on help not only from Congress, but from the media that has been instrumental in passing him off as a legitimate candidate. Corporate ownership is no guarantee of freedom:

Corporate liberals have done their share in shutting down anti-liberal speech, too. "Saturday Night Live" ran a spoof of the financial crisis that skewered Democrats like House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank and liberal contributors Herbert and Marion Sandler, who sold toxic-waste-filled Golden West to Wachovia Bank for $24 billion. Kind of surprising, but not for long. The tape of the broadcast disappeared from NBC's Website and was replaced with another that omitted the references to Frank and the Sandlers. Evidently NBC and its parent, General Electric, don't want people to hear speech that attacks liberals.

See the original skit here.

Barone notes that Obama has chosen to spend his adult life in the ideological bubble of university communities. This is unlikely to foster respect for the opposition's right to express itself:

Today's liberals seem to be taking their marching orders from […] the college and university campuses where administrators, armed with speech codes, have for years been disciplining and subjecting to sensitivity training any students who dare to utter thoughts that liberals find offensive. The campuses that used to pride themselves as zones of free expression are now the least free part of our society.

William F. Buckley wisely said that he would rather be governed by the first 2,000 names in the phone book than by Harvard's faculty. We're about to find out why.

He'll unite us, all right.

On a tip from V the K.

Is Obama Even Eligible to Run?

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:40 AM

On a tip from Joe Blow.

October 11, 2008

Think Twice, Michigan

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:40 AM

Who Else Will Be Rehabilitated After Bill Ayers?

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:16 AM

Obama has finally explained his close and longstanding professional/personal relationship with the man who launched BHO's political career from his own apartment, the insolently unrepentant Maoist terrorist Bill Ayers. Ayers, according to the Obamessiah, has been "rehabilitated."

Ayers's crimes include bombing the Capitol, the Pentagon, and NYC Police Headquarters. His mentality can be summed up in the quote, "Kill all the rich people. … Bring the revolution home. Kill your parents." After living on the lam for years, Ayers got off on a technicality — despite openly admitting his guilt. On September 11, 2001, an article appeared in the New York Times in which Ayers crowed that he wished he had done more to inflict terror on his fellow Americans.

Eventually Ayers figured out that he could do more damage to the country he so hates by working from within the educational and political systems than he could by setting off bombs. So he climbed his way up to a position of alarming influence as a professor of education, and developed a protégé named Barack Hussein Obama.

The apartment where Obama's career was launched was also home to Ayers's wife Bernardine Dohrn, another terrorist who has been on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list, and who invented the Weather Underground fork salute in honor of the fork the Manson family stuck in Sharon Tate's pregnant belly. No doubt she has been "rehabilitated" too.

You have to wonder who will be rehabilitated if Obama takes office. Why not Manson himself? He must have been an okay guy to have inspired Dohrn, whose relationship with the Obamas goes all the way back to 1988. Alger Hiss? The Rosenbergs? Benedict Arnold? If Obama gets any more arrogant, he might even try to tell us Jimmy Carter has been rehabilitated.

On a tip from The MaryHunter.

October 10, 2008

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:55 PM

Compliments of Glenn.

Jimmy Carter Weighs In on the Economic Crisis

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:47 AM

For the first time in his overextended career, Jimmy Carter is doing us a service — by warning of the economic lunacy in store for us if we again allow an unmitigated moonbat into the White House. Never one to be encumbered by shame, Jimmy the Dhimmi is exploiting the financial crisis in a sordid attempt to score cheap political points against Bush to a foreign audience:

Former President Jimmy Carter said on Friday the "atrocious economic policies" of the Bush administration had caused the worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
Carter told reporters on a stopover in Brussels that "profligate spending," massive borrowing and dramatic tax cuts since President George W. Bush took office in 2001 were behind the market turmoil and economic crisis.

If Bush's tax cuts caused the crisis, presumably raising taxes in the face of what promises to be at best a severe recession would make everything better. Unsurprisingly, Carter also announced that he is rooting for Obama, who has admitted he will take precisely this predictably disastrous approach to the teetering economy.

Apparently too few people remember the economic doldrums of Carter's appallingly inept presidency. But if Obama does take power and implements his plans to inflict social justice through higher taxation, the resulting depression will be remembered for generations.

On a tip from Conan.

Swiss Moonbats Impose "Dignity" for Plants

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:30 AM

Political correctness has reached the point of bureaucrats imposing regulations pertaining to the dignity of plants:

"Unfortunately, we have to take it seriously," [says] Beat Keller, a molecular biologist at the University of Zurich. "It's one more constraint on doing genetic research."
Dr. Keller recently sought government permission to do a field trial of genetically modified wheat that has been bred to resist a fungus. He first had to debate the finer points of plant dignity with university ethicists. Then, in a written application to the government, he tried to explain why the planned trial wouldn't "disturb the vital functions or lifestyle" of the plants.

Keller finally got the green light. But then some militant Luddites opposed to GM crops invaded his test field and subjected his plants to scythes and trampling. Keller wonders:

Where's the dignity in that?

Dignity can be elusive in countries run by moonbats. The Swiss Parliament convened "a panel of philosophers, lawyers, geneticists and theologians to establish the meaning of flora's dignity."

"We couldn't start laughing and tell the government we're not going to do anything about it," says Markus Schefer, a member of the ethics panel and a professor of law at the University of Basel. "The constitution requires it."
In April, the team published a 22-page treatise on "the moral consideration of plants for their own sake."

Some members of the panel professed their belief that plants — which have neither brains nor nervous systems — nonetheless have feelings.

Animals get their share of rights too:

Last month, Switzerland granted new rights to all "social animals." Prospective dog owners must take a four-hour course on pet care before they can buy a canine companion, while anglers must learn to catch fish humanely. Fish can't be kept in aquariums that are transparent on all sides. The fish need some shelter. Nor can goldfish be flushed down a toilet to an inglorious end; they must first be anesthetized with special chemicals, and then killed.

Also, any Swiss person with a pet rhinoceros must keep it in an enclosure no smaller than 600 square yards or face a $175 fine. I'm not making this up.

Molecular biologist Yves Poirier worries that the next step will be laws to "defend the dignity of microbes and viruses."

On a tip from puffdaddy.

Profiles in Countermoonbattery: Alice Cooper

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:44 AM

Despite the nasty comments from bimbos like Lindsay Lowlife and Dribble Shepherd, Sarah Palin has at least one friend in the entertainment industry. Here's veteran rocker Alice Cooper on Saracuda:

I think she's totally a breath of fresh air. […I]n a shooting war, I want a pit bull, not a poodle. I'm gonna go for the hawk.

This stance is characteristic. Here's what he had to say in 2004:

When I read the list of people who are supporting Kerry, if I wasn't already a Bush supporter, I would have immediately switched. Linda Ronstadt? Don Henley? Geez, that's a good reason right there to vote for Bush.

Never mind the crazy antics on stage; Cooper is a daily golfer, faithful husband and father, born-again Christian, and president of a Christian nonprofit charity. It's nice to know Ted Nugent and Gene Simmons have some nonmoonbat company.

Alice Cooper is still out there rocking.

On a tip from Adam.

Houston's Dead Rise to Vote

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:12 AM

The dead having been rising to vote in Houston:

[There are m]ore than 4,000 people whose names are listed both on Harris County's voter rolls and also in a federal database of death records, a Texas Watchdog analysis has found.
And dozens of those people […] have apparently cast ballots from beyond the grave, records since 2004 show. One expert says the number of deceased names used to cast ballots may be higher than what Texas Watchdog's analysis found.
Instances of dead voters' names being used to cast ballots were most frequent in three elections, the November 2004 general election, the November 2006 general election and the March 2008 Democratic primary, the analysis found.

Given Obama's longstanding ties to the vote fraud outfit ACORN, dead voters are likely to have more influence than ever next month.

The findings come as the group ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, has faced scrutiny in multiple states for allegedly improper voter registrations — including players for the Dallas Cowboys, not in the Lone Star State, but in Nevada. The group's Nevada offices were raided by state officials earlier this week.

The 4,000 corpses voting in greater Houston represent almost four times W's margin in Florida in 2000, which saved the country from an Al Gore Administration. With Obama's ACORN friends busy cheating across the country, McCain will have to win by a substantial margin to win at all.


Hat tip: blogHOUSTON; on a tip from Byron.

Avenge J.D.

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:39 AM

Remember J.D. Hayworth, the conservative Arizona Congressman who was always willing to take the bull by the horns, especially regarding the illegal alien crisis? He was voted out in 2006, largely as a result of a bogus smear campaign by the execrable Arizona Repugnant, and replaced by Hip Hop Harry Mitchell, who campaigned as a conservative Democrat, but has been a dependable if clueless tool of Nancy Pelosi.

Congress's loss has been Phoenix radio listeners' gain, as J.D. now has a highly informative show on KFYI. But Mitchell took his seat on false pretenses and we need it back. David Schweikert — a true conservative backed by the Club for Growth — stands a good chance to reclaim it, but he will need help. Contributions can be made via the RightBlogs' Slate below. Every $5 helps.

Obama Campaign Caught in ACORN Lies

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:41 AM

Having the media behind it has encouraged the Obama campaign to take the Audacity of Hype to appalling extremes of arrogance. Obama's Fight the Smears site even denies that BHO worked for the Radical Left vote fraud outfit ACORN, even though it is public knowledge that he was a top trainer for ACORN brownshirts (or rather, redshirts), and represented them as a lawyer as part of their campaign to force banks to make mortgage loans based on race instead of ability to repay — a contributing factor to the subprime meltdown that led directly to the current economic crisis.

But look what the Obamunists failed to stuff down the memory hole:


The picture above comes via the Cleveland Leader, which reports:

Attempts to hide evidence of Obama's involvement with ACORN have included wiping the web clean of potentially damaging articles that had appeared, and were previously publicly accessible. Unfortunately, those behind the attempted cover-up failed to realize that in today's day and age, nothing disappears forever. There also exists another layer of the web, the hidden web, which is full of information included in proprietary scholarly databases where these very same "missing" articles can be easily uncovered.

Digging into the hidden web, the Leader retrieved an article published in the journal Social Policy by ACORN honcho Toni Foulkes, from which it quotes:

Obama took the case, known as ACORN vs. Edgar (the name of the Republican governor at the time) and we won. Obama then went on to run a voter registration project with Project VOTE in 1992 that made it possible for Carol Moseley Braun to win the Senate that year. Project VOTE delivered 50,000 newly registered voters in that campaign (ACORN delivered about 5,000 of them).
Since then, we have invited Obama to our leadership training sessions to run the session on power every year, and, as a result, many of our newly developing leaders got to know him before he ever ran for office. Thus it was natural for many of us to be active volunteers in his first campaign for State Senate and then his failed bid for U.S. Congress in 1996. By the time he ran for U.S. Senate, we were old friends.

Social Policy recently scrubbed this article from its website. You have to wonder what else will be scrubbed from the historical record if the Hard Left's messiah and his glassy-eyed acolytes manage to take control of not just the mainstream press, but the government.

Would you buy used snake oil from this community organizer?

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit; on a tip from Burning Hot.

Obama's Illegal Meddling Has Undercut US Strategic Interests in Iraq

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:54 AM

Apparently the Left's messiah doesn't want to wait to be elected before throwing a monkey wrench into our foreign policy:

At the same time the Bush administration was negotiating a still elusive agreement to keep the U.S. military in Iraq, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama tried to convince Iraqi leaders in private conversations that the president shouldn't be allowed to enact the deal without congressional approval.
Mr. Obama's conversations with the Iraqi leaders, confirmed to The Washington Times by his campaign aides, began just two weeks after he clinched the Democratic presidential nomination in June and stirred controversy over the appropriateness of a White House candidate's contacts with foreign governments while the sitting president is conducting a war. […] Iraqi leaders purported to The Times that Mr. Obama urged Baghdad to delay an agreement with Mr. Bush until next year when a new president will be in office — a charge the Democratic campaign denies.

But as noted earlier:

A recent article in the New York Post quoted [Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar] Zebari as saying that Mr. Obama asked Iraqi leaders in July to delay any agreement on a reduction of U.S. troops in Iraq until the next U.S. president takes office.

If we would just enforce the Logan Act, which makes it a felony for unauthorized citizens to negotiate with foreign governments, it would save American strategic interests from the train wreck that awaits us if this punk is actually put in office.

Not even elected and already making a mess.

On tips from nanc and J.

October 9, 2008

Louis Farrakhan Confirms That Obama Is the Messiah

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:01 PM

Louis Farrakhan — the Nation of Islam demagogue who denounces Caucasians as "potential humans" (i.e., subhuman), "vicious beasts," and "the skunks of the planet," and who was granted a lifetime achievement award by Barack Obama's church of Marxist race hate — has confirmed a belief widely held among glassy-eyed, Kool-Aid–guzzling liberals: Obama is in fact the Messiah:

On tips from Gradwell College and J.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:02 PM

Compliments of Diversity Lane.

Obama's Mentor Ayers Keeps Fighting for the Revolution

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:15 PM

One of the most absurd justifications for Obama's long and close relationship with the unrepentant domestic terrorist Bill Ayers is that Obama was a little kid when his mentor was setting off bombs at the Capitol, the Pentagon, NYC Police HQ, etc. But Ayers has not changed his stripes, only his tactics, exchanging violence for insidiousness by rising through the education establishment. From IBD Editorials:

An idea of what Ayers has in mind for America's schools was provided in his own words not 40 years ago when Obama was eight years old, but less than two years ago in November 2006 at the World Education Forum in Caracas hosted by dictator Hugo Chavez.
With Chavez at his side, Ayers voiced his support for "the political educational reforms under way here in Venezuela under the leadership of President Chavez. We share the belief that education is the motor-force of revolution. … I look forward to seeing how … all of you continue to overcome the failures of capitalist education as you seek to create something truly new and deeply humane."
Ayers told the great humanitarian Chavez: "Teaching invites transformations, it urges revolutions large and small. La educacion es revolucion." It is that form of socialist revolution that Ayers, and Obama, have worked to bring to America.

It seems many of his fellow academics are on board with the revolution. An anonymously hosted website asks Ayers's fellow educators to sign their names in support of him. Those accused of objecting to Ayers's terrorist activities in the name of communist revolution are accused of "McCarthyism." Here's how those treasonous and potentially homicidal activities are spun:

It's true that Professor Ayers participated passionately in the civil rights and antiwar movements of the 1960s, as did hundreds of thousands of Americans. His participation in political activity 40 years ago is history; what is most relevant now is his continued engagement in progressive causes, and his exemplary contribution — including publishing 16 books — to the field of education.

The site's appalling statement excusing Ayers for being sociopathic scum has been signed by about 2,000 people. Unsurprisingly, Obama fundraiser and frequent dinner companion as well as former propaganda chief for the PLO Rashid Khalidi of ever execrable Columbia University is near the top of the list.

In other William Ayers news you won't hear from the dinosaurs, speculation points to him as the real author of Obama's memoir, Dreams From My Father.

Ayers: Our next Secretary of Education?

On tips from V the K and teqjack. Hat tips: Going to the Mat, On Tap.

British Bureauweenies Facilitate Theft and Vandalism

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:12 PM

Even if Obama is elected and does his absolute Ayers-inspired worst, it won't be easy for him to top British moonbattery for sheer insanity.

A gardener has been ordered by council chiefs to remove three foot high barbed wire ringing his allotment — in case thieves scratch themselves climbing over it.
Bill Malcolm, 61, took the drastic step of installing the wire in a bid to prevent burglars raiding his tool shed and ransacking his vegetable plots.
Intruders have struck three times in four months, stealing more than £300 worth of hardware, including spades, forks and hoes as well as destroying his potato patch.

What can you expect, with thieves in control of the government? At least one constituency has representation.

On tips from V the K and Matt L.

Rednecks for Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:01 PM

America is in trouble now: Obama is getting support even from those bitter folks in Flyover Country who cling to their guns and Bibles.

When Barack Obama's campaign bus made a swing through Missouri in July, the unlikeliest of supporters were waiting for him — or rather two of them, holding the banner: "Rednecks for Obama."
[…T]he pair are on a grassroots mission to bridge a cultural gap in the United States and help usher their preferred candidate into the White House. Tony Viessman, 74, and Les Spencer, 60, got politically active last year when it occurred to them there must be other lower income, rural, beer-drinking, gun-loving, NASCAR race enthusiasts fed up with business as usual in Washington.

Wow, not one but two rednecks for Obama — and that's just in Missouri.

On a tip from General Jack D. Ripper.

Social Justice Drives Zimbabwe Inflation to 231,000,000%

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:31 AM

Here's a glimpse of the future that awaits us, when the government realizes there is no way to pay off its debts and meet its entitlement obligations without devaluing the currency.

Officials in Zimbabwe report the nation's annual inflation rate rose to a record 231 million percent in July as efforts to create a unity government remain deadlocked.
The state-run Herald newspaper Thursday reports Zimbabwe's Central Statistical Office as saying higher food prices are the primary cause of the growth in inflation.

Zimbabwe was once known as the Breadbasket of Africa. Then President Robert Mugabe was elected, and implemented heavy-handed, race-based socialist policies. Sound familiar? It soon will, if Obama is elected.

Robert Mugabe
Elections have consequences.

On a tip from Matt L.

Living Large in Socialized Housing

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:23 AM

Britain shows us that socialism works as efficiently in housing as it does in everything else:

Mother-of-seven Toorpakai Saiedi, 35, receives £170,000 a year in benefits — a staggering £150,000 of which is paid to a private landlord for the rent of their seven-bedroom house in West London.
The detached property in Acton has two large reception rooms, two kitchens, a dining room and a 100ft garden.
Ealing Council is picking up the £12,458 a month bill — which is nearly five times the rent for a similar property in the same road.

It's not all roses for Toorpakai, an Afghan asylum seeker whose estranged husband drives a taxi. Her son Jawad complains:

Some of the rooms in England we would not even put our chickens in because they are so small.

Jawad is a student who admits to spending most of his time driving around or playing snooker. He's philosophical about the fairness of living like royalty on the backs of British taxpayers:

When the council chose to put us here we did not say no. If someone gave you a lottery jackpot would you leave it?

But society's ability to pay out housing jackpots to parasites is limited — as Americans have already learned thanks to the subprime crisis that is crippling our economy.

On a tip from Lyle.

Incest, a Byproduct of Moonbat Family Values

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:00 AM

Homosexual parodies of families could be leading to incest in Australia:

Unregulated sperm donation is leading to unusual situations in which the children of lesbians in Adelaide are mixing socially — creating a risk of incest.
One of South Australia's foremost experts in reproductive technology — Reverend Dr Andrew Dutney — says that in one reported case, about 30 lesbians were impregnated by sperm from one man.
The mothers then organised picnics with all the children, raising the fear they might socialise with their half-siblings without realising they are related.
In another case, a man's sperm was used to produce 29 children, most of whom are living in Adelaide. They do not know who their half-siblings are, raising concerns that in a "big country town" like Adelaide, they could accidentally commit incest.

Incest is known to produce genetic deformities, though none more deleterious than the moral deformity known as moonbattery that produced this sick state of affairs.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Indianapolis Achieves 105% Voter Registration

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:13 AM

I will say this for Obama's ACORN friends: they are a model of efficiency, apparently helping Indianapolis to achieve 105% voter registration. Via Ogden on Politics:

According to STATSIndiana, In 2007, Indianapolis/Marion County had an estimated population of 876,804. Of that number 232,607 were below 18 years of age, for a total of 644,197 people in Marion County/Indianapolis 18 or over and thus eligible to vote. (Indiana allows felons to vote as long as they are not incarcerated).
So we have 644,197 people eligible to be registered in Marion County/Indianapolis, and 677,401 people registered. Congratulations go to Indianapolis for having 105% of its residents registered!

Needless to say, ACORN has a presence in Indianapolis. It looks like the Obama campaign is going to get its money's worth for the $800,000 it surreptitiously paid to his old employers at ACORN for "get out the vote" work.

Hat tip: Say Anything; on a tip from Burning Hot.

Barack Obama Was a Member of Radical Left New Party

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:17 AM

Although the liberal media would like us to think it's relevant that Sarah Palin's husband once belonged to the Alaska Independence Party, it remains to be seen whether it will show any interest in recent revelations that Barack Obama — who unlike Todd Palin is running for office — was a member of the ultra-left New Party. From Politically Drunk on Power:

After allegations surfaced in early summer over the 'New Party's' endorsement of Obama, the Obama campaign along with the remnants of the New Party and Democratic Socialists of America claimed that Obama was never a member of either organization. The DSA and 'New Party' then systematically attempted to cover up any ties between Obama and the Socialist Organizations. However, it now appears that Barack Obama was indeed a certified and acknowledged member of the DSA's New Party.
On Tuesday, I discovered a web page that had been scrubbed from the New Party's website. The web page which was published in October 1996, was an internet newsletter update on that years congressional races. Although the web page was deleted from the New Party's website, the non-profit Internet Archive Organization had archived the page.

From the New Party's October 1996 Update:

Three NP-members won Democratic primaries last Spring and face off against Republican opponents on election day: Danny Davis (U.S. House), Barack Obama (State Senate) and Patricia Martin (Cook County Judiciary).

More, from a November 1996 Progressive Populist article:

New Party member Barack Obama was uncontested for a State Senate seat from Chicago.

From a 1996 DSA newsletter, under the heading of New Party Update:

[T]he NP's '96 Political Program has been enormously successful with 3 of 4 endorsed candidates winning electoral primaries. All four candidates attended the NP membership meeting on April 11th to express their gratitude. […] Barack Obama, victor in the 13th State Senate District, encouraged NPers to join in his task forces on Voter Education and Voter Registration.

The DSA and its New Party were socialist in the same sense as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics — i.e., they were communists, reviled as extreme even by the Green Party. From American Thinker:

The New Party was a radical left organization, established in 1992, to amalgamate far left groups and push the United States into socialism by forcing the Democratic Party to the left. It was an attempt to regroup the forces on the left in a new strategy to take power, burrowing from within.

That sounds like the Obama/Ayers strategy, all right.

Now the New Party has joined the huge crowd under Obama's bus. There are enough skeletons under there already to keep journalists busy for years, should they ever develop a sense of curiosity.

On tips from Cheetah, V the K, J, and rrobin. Hat tips: NewsBusters, Nice Deb, Ace of Spades HQ.

October 8, 2008

Obama's Thug Thang

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:59 AM

The Obamunist quote of the day is from an anonymous derelict who was registered to vote by Obama's old friends at ACORN, an organization best known for conducting widespread election fraud:

I want [Obama] to do his thang. You know, do his thug thizzle.

Michelle Malkin explains:

"Thug thizzle" is street slang for performing your trademark move. Obama and ACORN have practiced their thug thizzle together for years: organizing an ever-expanding community of ineligible and marginal voters to expand the Democratic power base. Rules be damned.

This year it won't be enough for Republicans to win. They will have to win by more than the margin of cheating "community organizers" are able to achieve.

By the way, not all of ACORN's money comes from George Soros; they get 40% of their revenues from the government. If the Dems who tried to divert $billions from the bailout in ACORN's direction get their way, this figure will climb dramatically.

On a tip from Byron.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:57 AM

Global Warming Hoaxer Paul Crutzen: Economic Crisis Not All Bad

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:05 AM

As the economic crisis brings us to the edge of a depression, moonbats are rubbing their hands with glee. Chirps Paul Crutzen, who won a Nobel Prize for his environmentalist research:

It's a cruel thing to say … but if we are looking at a slowdown in the economy, there will be less fossil fuels burning, so for the climate it could be an advantage.

Crutzen is paid to pretend that fossil fuels don't just heat your house, but the whole planet, which liberals see as a bad thing, despite the threat of a mini ice age.

Fortunately, economic depression — which would be the inevitable result of implementing the environmental agenda — is not the only solution to the phantom global warming menace. Crutzen has suggested recreating hell on earth in another way:

He believes that dispersing 1 million tons of sulfur into the stratosphere each year, either on balloons or in rockets, would deflect sunlight and cool the planet.

We already have some sulfur in the air; it comes down as acid rain, which eats statues and buildings in addition to poisoning plants and fish. But Crutzen says not to worry about that.

Even for an environmentalist mad scientist, economic collapse does have one drawback:

[T]hings may get worse if there is less money available for research and that would be serious.

With his funding potentially threatened, Crutzen catches a glimpse of reality: modern environmentalism is a frivolous fad that only people with more money than they know what to do with can afford.

Crutzen after misplacing both his dentures and his comb.

On a tip from mega.

Your Chance to Poke a Traitor in the Eye

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:09 AM

What would you give for a chance to stick it to John Murtha, the corrupt and treasonous Democrat Congressman who did everything in his power to bring about the defeat of our troops in Iraq, including baselessly accusing Marines of war crimes (for which he is now being sued)?

Lately the media has kept the cameras away from yesterday's most visible moonbats (such as Murtha, Michael Moore, Cindy Sheehan, et al.) in favor of the more photogenic — if equally radical — Obamessiah. But Murtha and the others are still lurking in the background, wringing their hands in anticipation of anti-American fanatics taking full control in Washington.

Here's your chance to make sure Murtha misses out on the party. Army veteran Bill Russell is challenging him for his Pennsylvania seat, and has a good chance of dislodging this loathsome character from Congress — with help from you. Donations can be made via the RightBlogs' Slate:

Claire McCaskill Demonstrates Obamunist Class

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:45 AM

The mentality that has Obamunists scrawling obscenities all over McCain yard signs unfortunately is not limited to the Clearasil set. Claire McCaskill is, appallingly, a Senator from Missouri, where she has been involved in fascistic "Obama Truth Squads" that have law enforcement officials terrorizing citizens for criticizing the Left's messiah. The Politico reports on the level of class you can expect from her:

McCaskill was stepping out of her chair at the end of an MSNBC interview, and [Mitt] Romney was up next. She and a staffer unplugged her various wires, and she handed Romney the earpiece the guests use to hear the host.
"I spit on this before I put it in," she said to Romney, with a sweet smile.
UPDATE: Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom emails: "You should have seen what she did to the chair."

Senator McCaskill is a national co-chair of the Obama campaign.

McCaskill's saliva is rumored to dissolve human flesh.

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

Obama's ACORN Friends Caught at Election Fraud Once Again

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:01 AM

Yet another ACORN franchise has been found wallowing in voter fraud:

A Nevada secretary of state's office spokesman said Tuesday that investigators are looking for evidence of voter fraud at the office of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, also called ACORN.
No one was at the ACORN office when state agents arrived with a search warrant and began carting records and documents away.
Secretary of State spokesman Bob Walsh says ACORN is accused of submitting multiple voter registrations with false and duplicate names.

Election fraud is the primary raison d'être of ACORN, which has been caught indulging in it from one end of the country to the other. Barack Obama was a top trainer of ACORN activists. (He also served ACORN as a shyster helping to exploit the Community Reinvestment Act to force banks to make the bad loans that landed us in our current crisis.) ACORN's attitude toward the sanctity of democratic processes looks likely to spread to the federal government.

As progressive icon Joseph Stalin said:

The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.

…and as they say in Obama's psychological homeland, Africa…

One man, one vote, one time.

ACORN's hard left agitators are scary now, but wait until they have their man in the White House. Vote as if it's the last one you'll cast in a reasonably fair election.

On a tip from J.

An American Carol Cheated Out of Ticket Sales

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:28 AM

David Zucker's hilarious An American Carol gave the lie to the belief that the entire system is rigged against conservative movies — or did it?

An American Carol debuted this past weekend and there have been some disturbing reports that ticket sales for the film have been fraudulently credited to other films in cineaplexes all across the country. The rumors are so persistent that the American Carol folks have added a section to their website for movie-goers to report the fraud. The filmmakers are reporting that at least 10 theaters are being investigated for this fraudulent practice. […] There has also been a few reports by Eric Odom that some venues have incorrectly identified the rating for the film as sporting an "R" rating instead of the proper "PG-13" that the film rating board actually gave it.

Paranoid? At this point, I wouldn't consider it paranoid for Kevin Farley, Kelsey Grammer, and the rest of the cast to wonder when they'll ever work again.

If you haven't seen it yet, check your ticket when you do.

On a tip from Cheetah.

Liberal Milksop Whines That Saracuda Is a Bully

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:07 AM

A weepy moonbat named Tony Norman launches a psychoanalytical attack on Sarah Palin in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and ends up telling us more than we ever wanted to know about himself:

Those of us with vivid memories of middle school have seen Gov. Sarah Palin's type before. She was the girl who was always the first to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance and the last to stop instigating fights in the cafeteria.
She was the girl who always had just enough self-awareness to know when the boys were paying more attention to her than to other girls. Her specialty was flattering the alpha boys around her. Terrified of losing her exalted place, she quickly perfected the art of saying nothing of consequence. She rambled because the boys thought it was cute. If she ever had an original thought in her head, she was discreet enough to keep it to herself. She was the conformist who fancied herself a leader.
From an early age, she knew the power of a strategically placed hand on the bicep of some jock. Girls like Sarah Palin knew how to secure a place with the "in crowd." After all, she was the girl with the iridescent smile who provided the laugh track for the meatheads roaming the halls pulling wedgies on those who would never qualify as "their kind of people."
Like a lot of bullies, Sarah Palin…

Blah blah blah ad nauseam. Try therapy, Tony. Maybe one day you'll get over those well-deserved wedgies you received in junior high.

Hat tip: Nice Deb; on a tip from V the K.

Change = Marxism

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:47 AM

On a tip from Cartman.

Rebuttal of Obama's Deregulation Lie

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:43 AM

Not to grind this into the ground, but it was truly appalling to watch Obama during the debates last night accuse McCain and Republicans in general of causing Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae to collapse by opposing regulation. The reality is quite different:

In general Republicans oppose regulation, because regulation tends to be excessive and strangulates constructive activity. But as we see, Republicans favor constructive regulation, just as Democrats oppose it — when they've been paid off to do so.

BHO's First Name Explained

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:32 AM

Obama's exotic name has a special appeal for his supporters. Aside from his skin color and the astonishing fanaticism of the left-wing militants who make up his inner circle, he has no other characteristics that would compensate for his conspicuous lack of qualifications. Obama sounds like Osama; liberals themselves seem to be the most likely to confuse the two. Hussein is of course the name of a genocidal socialist dictator with whom we were effectively at war for over a decade. But what's so special about the name Barack?

It turns out Buraq is the name of the mythical creature that carried Mohammad off to heaven, though non-Muslims have reason to believe the prophet was more likely to have headed in the opposite direction. Just as Obama is half African and half American, Buraq was half mule and half donkey.

Muslims could certainly find some symbolism in an American president who would be highly unlikely to effectively resist Islamic terror and expansionism being named after a vehicle for the ascension of Muhammad.

Any day now we'll turn on the news and the talking heads will be yukking it up, tickled pink that so many thought they were serious about the whole Obamania phenomenon. Either that or I'll wake up gasping with relief that it was all just a weird nightmare.

The peacock tail suits him.

On a tip from Heckrules.

October 7, 2008

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:38 PM

On a tip from Barry A.

Tom Harkin: The $700 Billion We Confiscated Wasn't Enough

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:34 PM

Liberal Senator Tom Harkin has figured out what's wrong with flushing $700 billion down the drain with the pork-laden bailout debacle, only to watch the stock market respond by going into a tailspin. The government didn't spend enough of our money. Seeing that our pockets aren't quite completely empty, Harkin bellows:

I believe we're going to have to take some money, put it into jobs and creating jobs for rebuilding road bridges and water systems, our schools.

Whether confiscating still more of our money will create any jobs or improve education is doubtful, but one thing is for sure: no matter how much they take, it will never be enough.

Harkin and colleague line up for more pork.

On a tip from Todd S.

Obama Running on McCain's Issues

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:13 PM

Howard Stern may not be the King of All Media anymore, but he still can be entertaining on occasion, despite the foul language. Someone from his show went up to Harlem and asked Obama supporters if they agree with McCain's pro-life, pro-victory views — after attributing these views to the Obamessiah. Suddenly the Uptown Obamunists agreed that abortion and surrender are bad. He even tricked them into saying nice things about Sarah Palin.

Hilarious, until you realize that their votes count as much as yours.

On a tip from Refuter of Liberal Vermin.

Saturday Night Live Bailout Skit

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:51 AM

Apparently having run out of ways to make fun of Sarah Palin, Saturday Night Live went bipartisan in a cutting skit on the bailout debacle. Via Ms. Underestimated:

The video can no longer be seen at its original location, having been pulled apparently because the suits at NBC didn't want to step on the toes of fellow leftists. The skit ridicules the sinister moonbat financier George Soros, as well as a pair of his allies, left-wing moguls Herbert and Marion Sandler, who made out like bandits in the mortgage crisis. Some of their loot appears headed for the pockets of progressive outfits such as Center for American Progress, the ACLU, and Obama's old employers at ACORN, with whom the community organizing Obamessiah helped cause the mortgage meltdown by exploiting the Community Reinvestment Act.

If you're wondering if NBC pulled the video off line due to pressure from Soros and other zillionaire Shadow Party puppeteers, you can ask them here. Michelle Malkin has provided a transcript of the skit.

The SNL folks can be pretty funny when they get up the courage to wander off the liberal reservation. But something tells me they won't dare do it again soon.

On a tip from the MaryHunter.

UN Socialists Exploit Financial Crisis

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:13 AM

If Obama takes power and uses the financial crisis as a pretext to push us toward socialism, he won't be the only one. The insidious UN, largely financed by money expropriated from our paychecks, is at it already:

The United Nations called on Tuesday for tougher regulation of financial markets to deal with the "crisis of a century" and warned that the global policy response risked creating a prolonged deflationary downturn.
Adding its voice to those blaming the free-market model of the United States and Britain for the crisis, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said considerable public intervention was now needed to avoid greater damage to the financial system or real economy.
"The market-fundamentalist argument against stronger regulation based on the idea that market discipline alone can most efficiently monitor banks' behavior has clearly been discredited by this crisis," it said in a policy brief.

Others might come to the opposite conclusion. The crisis arose because quasi-governmental institutions like Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac knew the government would bail them out, and consequently behaved recklessly. Also, banks were forced to make bad loans by Barack Obama and his ACORN friends, who exploited the deranged Community Reinvestment Act to loot banks on behalf of certain ethnic groups.

The free market is an impartial regulator that can't be bribed. But with the government in charge of regulation, all crooks like Obama advisor and donation bundler Franklin Raines had to do is pay off skeevy politicians to look the other way, prominently including Democrats Obama, Chris Dodd, and Barney Frank.

Then the government decided to fix the mess it made with $700 billion of our money. When its first attempt at a bailout failed, the stock market shot up 700 points the next day. The day after its second attempt succeeded, the market dropped 700 points.

More coercive bureaucratic bungling is the last thing we need.

Having friends in high places helped Franklin Raines make $90 million.

On a tip from mega.

Weather Underground Forerunners of Our Potential Next Administration

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:32 AM

Jonah Goldberg provides background on the Weather Underground, led by the unrepentant William Ayers, whose political protégé may soon be given America's nuclear codes:

Bourgeois self-loathing lay at the very heart of the New Left's hatred of liberalism, its love affair with violence, and its willingness to take a sledgehammer to Western civilization. "We're against everything that's 'good and decent' in honky America," declared one rebel. "We will burn and loot and destroy. We are the incubation of your mother's worst nightmare." The Weathermen became the storm troopers of the New Left, horrifying even those who agreed with their cause. Convinced that all whites were born tainted with the original sin of "skin privilege," the fighting brigade of the New Left internalized racialist thinking as hatred of their own whiteness. "All white babies are pigs," declared one Weatherman. On one occasion the feminist poet Robin Morgan was breast-feeding her son at the offices of the radical journal Rat. A Weatherwoman saw this and told her, "You have no right to have that pig male baby." "How can you say that?" Morgan asked. "What should I do?" "Put it in the garbage," the Weatherwoman answered.

Sounds like a certain Illinois State Senator's attitude toward babies who survive botched abortions.

Bernadine Dohrn [Ayers' wife], an acid-loving University of Chicago law student turned revolutionary, reflected the widespread New Left fascination with the serial-killing hippie Übermensch Charles Manson. "Dig It! First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them, they even shoved a fork into a victim's stomach! Wild!" In appreciation, her Weather Underground cell made a three-fingered "fork" gesture its official salute.

Why not just put Charles Manson in the White House? At least he can be charismatic even without a teleprompter.

Even liberal CNN acknowledges Ayers's key role in Obama's career.

On a tip from V the K.

Obamunists Destroy Prize Pumpkin

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:00 AM

More thuggery has come to light in Virginia, where Obamunists have apparently gone from vandalizing McCain signs to assaulting prize pumpkins (video). Where's the Great Pumpkin when you need him?

On a tip from Bob B.

Fascistic Obama Video Was Your Tax Dollar at Work

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:21 AM

Since Obama hasn't yet undergone the technical requirement of getting elected, his demented acolytes can still get in trouble for crossing every imaginable line to brainwash on his behalf. Remember this video?

An update:

A middle school teacher in Missouri was suspended Monday for putting a video on YouTube of his students chanting lines from Barack Obama speeches and wearing military fatigues.
The video, called "Obama Youth — Junior Fraternity Regiment," was posted by a YouTube user named "keepitwildtv" on Oct. 2. The school learned the video was on the Internet and took action against the teacher Monday morning.
Joyce McGautha, superintendent of the Urban Community Leadership Academy, a charter school for students in fifth through ninth grades in Kansas City, Mo., said that the video was probably taken last May during the Junior Fraternity's morning meeting at the school.

The kids were supposed to be learning reading and writing, not chanting fascistic praises to the Obamessiah. However, in the world we seem to be headed for, ideological correctness will probably be much more valuable than mastering even basic skills.

On a tip from Lyle.

Obama Supporters Dahsudhu Hdusahfd and Uadhshgu Hduadh Give Generously

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:55 AM

If you thought the penniless Chinese dishwashers donating $thousands to Shrillary smelled funny, put a clothespin on your nose before reading about Obama's donors:

CBS News has learned that two donors to the Obama campaign that gave a total of $7,722 appear to have made their contributions under fake names that look like they were written by a mouse running across a keyboard: Dahsudhu Hdusahfd of Df, Hawaii with the following employer CZXVC/ZXVZXV and Uadhshgu Hduadh listed as living in Dhff, Florida listed their employer as DASADA/SAFASF.
CBS News did not find any records of these last names, towns or employers anywhere else. Newsweek reported two questionable Obama donors over the weekend named "Doodad Pro" and "Good Will".
Contributions from the two donors Hdusahfd and Hduadh were made on the same day starting on July 16, 2008. Federal Election Commission (FEC) records show the campaign began refunding the donations as early as August 6, 2008.
Despite numerous refunds from the Obama campaign, Hdusahfd still has a record of giving a total of $7500 to Obama which is well over the legal limit for the primary and general election of $4600.

Having been caught with its hand in the cookie jar…

The Obama campaign says "out of an abundance of caution" all of these donations are in the process of being returned.

If even CBS News can't help but notice election fraud in the Obama campaign, imagine what will eventually come to light when this whole nightmarish farce is over — provided of course that Obama loses. Otherwise, we'll know as much on January 20 as we'll ever be able to learn.

Dahsudhu Hdusahfd's ID photo.

On a tip from J.

Obama Funnye Business

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:30 AM

Bit by bit, the slime from Obama's Chicago days seeps to the surface, despite the media's lack of interest:

As a state senator, Democrat Barack Obama awarded $75,000 in government grants to a Chicago social service organization led by a rabbi who is also his wife's cousin, records show.
In 1999, Obama arranged for $50,000 for adult literacy and counseling services offered on Chicago's South Side by a group called Blue Gargoyle. A $25,000 grant for the group's youth services followed the next year.
The group's executive director when the grants were awarded was Capers Funnye, a South Side rabbi and Michelle Obama's first cousin once removed.

Obama is a regular Santa Claus. He and his buddy Bill Ayers have funneled a fortune into Jeremiah Wright's anti-American church of racial hatred and former PLO chief propagandist Rashid Khalidi's Arab American Action Network. Imagine how generous he will be once he has access to your bank account.

Hard left sugar daddies with their radical wives, via Political Party Poop.

On a tip from Burning Hot.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:28 AM

On a tip from nanc.


Posted by Dave Blount at 6:46 AM

Just as the Bride of Obama promises, we will never be allowed to go back to our lives as usual, once the lefties running the media have installed their Obamessiah in the White House. Nothing will be the same — not even aerobics:

On a tip from LT Nixon.

October 6, 2008

Obama and Raila Odinga

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:22 PM

Obama's resume is mostly white space, yet he has already made his mark in the political world — if not here then in Kenya, by supporting his cousin, the anti-Christian, anti-American socialist Robert Mugabe wannabe who has been destabilizing that country with Obama's taxpayer-financed help ever since he lost the last election. Here's a quick introduction to the subject:

Hat tip: Stop the ACLU.

Global Warming Puts the Chill on Polar Bears

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:01 PM

Thanks to our selfish refusal to stop existing, carbon emissions are causing global warming to spiral out of control. Just look at what the weather has been like over the last week in Fairbanks, Alaska according to the National Weather Service:

AVG MAX TEMP (F) 36.6 44.6 -8.0
AVG MIN TEMP (F) 22.0 28.7 -6.7
AVG TEMP (F) 29.3 36.7 -7.4

If we don't stop generating electricity, driving, making things, and breathing, it's going to get so warm, the poor polar bears will freeze.

On a tip from Charles.

Obamunists Resort to Michael Moore Tactics

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:40 PM

Jewish Obamunists have resorted to tactics worthy of their ideological compadre Michael Moore in creating bogus propaganda intended to trick the gullible into thinking their Hamas-endorsed messiah has the support of Israeli soldiers:

A Jewish American group and an Israeli film company blamed each other on Monday regarding claims they had misled a number of retired IDF generals and top Mossad officials who were filmed in a video endorsing Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama.
The Jewish Council for Education & Research (JCER), a non-profit organization that supports Obama's presidential run, distributed the clip online on Sunday.
Former head of the Mossad Ephraim Halevy and former IDF deputy chief of staff Maj.-Gen. Uzi Dayan accused the group of taking their words out of context, saying that when filmed they had been told that the issue at hand was the challenges facing the next man in the White House, and not that the film was aimed at endorsing Obama for president.

Apparently fragments were taken completely out of context to make it look like the Israelis were praising Obama when they weren't even talking about him. Obamania offers up another example of the Audacity of Phoniness.

Authenticity is not highly prized in Obamaland.

On a tip from Lyle.

Famous Thinkers Throughout History on Pelosi, Biden, and Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:48 AM

Special thanks to reader Jim J, for collecting famous quotes applicable to Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, and the Obamessiah himself:

Nancy Pelosi:
• She is a peacock in everything but beauty. — Oscar Wilde
• She looks like something that would eat its young. — Dorothy Parker
• She was a master at making nothing happen very slowly. — Clifton Fadiman
Joe Biden:
• His mind was like a soup dish, wide and shallow; it could hold a small amount of nearly anything, but the slightest jarring spilled the soup into somebody's lap. — Irving Stone
• He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know. — Abraham Lincoln
• Fine words! I wonder where you stole them. — Jonathan Swift
Barack Hussein Obama:
• A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits. — Alexander Pope
• He knows so little and knows it so fluently. — Ellen Glasgow
• Why are we honoring this man? Have we run out of human beings? — Milton Berle

Apparently their personalities have been around for awhile, to have been described so aptly in advance.

A wit with dunces…

X-Rated Olbermann

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:14 AM

Offering a glimpse into the mentality of the liberal media apparatchiks who are attempting to install Obama in the White House, Keith Olbermann denounced Rich Lowry's positive appraisal of Sarah Palin's debate performance as "soft core porn," and sputtered:

I don't really care if you sat there last night during the debate and masturbated. But was it really necessary to tell America about it?

Get used to this level of discourse; it's a signature trait of the people who will come to power with Obama.

Or certainly close.

On a tip from Cheetah.

Democrat Cheating Promises Election Mess

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:56 AM

Given Obama's background in providing legal representation and agitator training for the ultra-radical ACORN, which specializes in voter fraud, it's obvious things will get ugly next month. John Fund provides confirmation:

Election lawsuits are already piling up. A new federal mandate requires that all voters be allowed to cast a provisional ballot if their names don't appear on registration lists. Liberal groups are suing to have such ballots counted even if they are cast in precincts where the voter doesn't live. If the number of provisional ballots exceeds the margin of victory in the Senate race, you can bet lawyers will argue that "every vote must count," regardless of eligibility. Candidates may have to hope their vote totals are beyond the "margin of litigation."
The issue of photo ID has become symbolic of the clash of values on election standards. Supporters say it is bizarre that most states don't require a photo ID to vote, at a time when one is needed to buy an airline ticket, rent a video or cash a check. A Rasmussen Research poll found 82% of Americans believed voters should show photo ID, including 70% of Obama voters. But liberal groups insist that even laws that allow voters to use a paycheck or utility bill as ID discriminate against minority voters and could lead to "profiling." […]
Party machines in Hawaii and south Texas intimidate critics and journalists as they harvest votes from illegal aliens and the dead. A left-wing "community organizing" group called ACORN has seen its employees frequently convicted of voter registration fraud. This year its employees are under active investigation in several states. Perhaps one reason for ACORN's go-for-broke behavior is that Barack Obama used to be a lawyer and top trainer for the group. In August, the Obama campaign was caught misidentifying an $800,000 payment it had made to an ACORN subsidiary for "election services."
Even after Florida 2000, the media tend to downplay or ignore stories of election incompetence, manipulation or theft. Allowing such abuses to vanish into an informational black hole in effect legitimizes them. Should "anything goes" continue to accepted as an election standard, voters may wake up to a crisis even bigger than the 2000 Florida folly.

Obama's Chavezesque candidacy represents potentially the greatest crisis we have faced as a democracy — which may become obvious even before he takes power.

ACORN activists, via SodaHead.

On a tip from Byron.

Obamunist Thugs Target McCain Supporters

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:29 AM

Ever wonder why you see far more Obama than McCain signs, although they've been roughly even in the polls? Via Cassy Fiano, here's what happens if you put out McCain signs on your own property even in rural Albemarle County, Virginia (obscenity alert):


When replacement signs were put out, they looked like this within 24 hours:


Residents who put out McCain signs have also been receiving hate mail like this:


McCain bumper stickers are an invitation to have your car keyed. But then, allowing Obama to take power is an invitation to infinitely worse. You don't have to imagine what these thugs will be like when they are in control: that's a matter of historical record.

Blast From the Past

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:02 AM

Here's a news item from 1997 that's still relevant. When Bill Ayers realized that he could do more damage to America by subverting our educational system than by bombing buildings like the Pentagon and the Capitol, he worked his way up in academia's education establishment. Due to his having become a child-focused kind of leftist radical, it's unsurprising that protecting teenage criminals from the legal repercussions of their behavior is a cause dear to his heart.

Of course, the University of Chicago Chronicle never would have published this had they known AP would regard it as racist:

William Ayers, author of A Kind and Just Parent: The Children of Juvenile Court (Beacon Press, 1997), says "We should call a child a child. A 13-year-old who picks up a gun isn't suddenly an adult. We have to ask other questions: How did he get the gun? Where did it come from?"
Ayers, who spent a year observing the Cook County Temporary Juvenile Detention Center in Chicago, is one of four panelists who will speak on juvenile justice at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the C-Shop. […] Ayers will be joined by Sen. Barack Obama, Senior Lecturer in the Law School, who is working to combat legislation that would put more juvenile offenders into the adult system […]
Michelle Obama, Associate Dean of Student Services and Director of the University Community Service Center, hopes bringing issues like this to campus will open a dialogue between members of the University community and the broader community.
"Students and faculty explore these issues in the classroom, but it is an internal conversation," Obama said. "We know that issues like juvenile justice impact the city of Chicago, this nation and — directly or indirectly — this campus. This panel gives students a chance to hear about the juvenile justice system not only on a theoretical level, but from the people who have experienced it."

Ayers has particular experience in beating the justice system, having walked away after committing numerous terrorist acts against his own country with the words, "guilty as sin, free as a bird." If Ayers had been put in jail where he belongs, he wouldn't have been able to launch Barack Obama's political career, and America wouldn't be staring into an abyss.

Bill Ayers flag
Ayers and the Obamas have been teaming up for some time.

On a tip from J.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:43 AM

On a tip from V the K.

Help Lou Barletta

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:32 AM

Remember Lou Barletta? As Mayor of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, his efforts to stand up to the ACLU and prevent his town from being overrun by illegal aliens led to his being featured in a Profile in Countermoonbattery. Now he's running for Congress — and you have a chance to support him, via the RightBlog's Slate.

Money is tight, but it will get tighter still if Democrats are able to use a supermajority to bankrupt the economy. Make a contribution here:

AP: It's Racist to Mention Obama's Terrorist Ties

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:05 AM

The media's attempt to install an unqualified ultra-left radical in the White House has entered the Twilight Zone with the alarmingly powerful AP's attempt to smear as racist anyone who objects to Obama's close association with anti-American terrorists.

Obama is a protégé of unrepentant Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers, who introduced him to the Chicago political scene at his apartment back in 1995. Highlights of Ayers's resume include bombing the Pentagon, the Capitol, and New York City police headquarters, getting away with it because of "prosecutorial misconduct," then bragging in the September 11, 2001 edition of the New York Times that he wished he had done more.

Also in attendance at Obama's coming out party was Ayers's wife Bernardine Dohrn, another unrepentant terrorist who invented the Weather Underground's three-fingered "fork salute" in honor of the fork the Manson Family stuck in Sharon Tate's pregnant belly.

Obama has worked closely with Ayers on the Woods Fund and the Annenberg Challenge. When their friendship actually began is unknown, but Dohrn knew Obama's noisily anti-American wife at least since 1988.

No reasonable person aware of this information would want Barack Obama to have access to America's nuclear codes — which is why AP has declared discussion of the topic to be racist. Here's how it tried to slap down Sarah Palin for bringing it up:

By claiming that Democrat Barack Obama is "palling around with terrorists" and doesn't see the U.S. like other Americans, vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin targeted key goals for a faltering campaign.
And though she may have scored a political hit each time, her attack was unsubstantiated and carried a racially tinged subtext that John McCain himself may come to regret. […] Palin's words avoid repulsing voters with overt racism. But is there another subtext for creating the false [sic] image of a black presidential nominee "palling around" with terrorists while assuring a predominantly white audience that he doesn't see their America?

It doesn't matter that Obama's terrorist mentors Ayers and Dohrn are Caucasians. All resistance to the Obamessiah is racist.


AP says it's racist to acknowledge their relationship with Obama.

Hat tip: Pagan Power; on a tip from Burning Hot.

October 5, 2008

Escaping the Plantation

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:38 PM

It's always nice to be reminded that some Americans still have the character to swim against the tide:

On a tip from Thulsa Doom.

The Democrat Case for McCain

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:16 PM

There are two things Republicans and Democrats can agree on: 1) John McCain is a flawed candidate; and 2) he is infinitely preferable to Barack Obama. Tom In Paine makes the Democrat case for McCain. Highlights:

The truth is, there are more good reasons to defeat Obama and the Obamacrats than to elect him, even for the staunchest of Democrats.
For those who actually think Barack Obama is qualified to be President, no amount of truth, logic or reason is going to change their minds. To do so means having to admit they were taken in and made fools of, and as any cop will tell you, most con men get away with their con because their marks are so embarrassed to admit they were taken they just keep quiet.
Obama is simply unfit to be President in any way. Whether it was his serial lying about his relationship with Jeremiah Wright and what he knew and when he knew it, and the fact that he was more than willing to tolerate Wright's views of 911, and his views on race and never felt offended enough to walk out, to his lying to the people of Ohio about NAFTA and his other reversals and broken pledges on everything from public financing of campaigns to FISA, he is simply not someone you want to take home to the White House.
Aside from his dishonesty, clinical narcissism and almost pathological lack of conscience, he has no ability to do the job he is seeking and has never in his life ever exhibited even the smallest evidence that he could do it. On the basis of integrity, there is nothing to consider. Obama has no integrity and as far as we can see from his past, never did.
McCain on the other hand, though one can disagree with some of his policies, has in fact demonstrated that he is willing to stand up for what he believes, and more importantly, stand up to Republicans […] Like it or not, the record shows McCain is the real reformer and the real deal, while Obama is what most of the 18 million Democrats who voted against him know him to be — a snake oil salesman who has managed to bamboozle a lot of dumb, and impressionable people […] especially the dumb media blonds like Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews and almost everyone at Newsweek, the NY times and CNN who he has eating out of hand.
The other thing to keep in mind about McCain is that he is rated last by conservative groups in supporting conservative legislation. His voting record is ranked 49th among Republican Senators by conservative watch dog groups which is why a lot of conservatives cant stand him. In other words, disaffected liberal Democrats who cant possibly in good conscience vote for Obama could do a lot worse than bringing McCain home to mother.
How absurd is the idea of Obama as President? Think about Obama being put in charge of the country's nuclear codes.

If I were certain America could survive four years of Obama, I'd be tempted to lay out the conservative case for voting for him. An Obama Administration would leave the Democrat Party in ruins for at least a generation. Remember David Dinkins? Even ultra-liberal New York City has never elected a Democrat Mayor since. If Dinkins led to Giuliani, and Carter led to Reagan, Obama ought to lead to George Washington's return from the grave. Also, imagine how people will turn on the mainstream media once they realize the bill of goods they've been sold.

However, an unprincipled left-wing radical with a life-long habit of surrounding himself with people who vehemently hate America could do enough damage that the idea of just letting the Democrats crash the bus and take the consequences is out of the question. Conservatives and liberals alike have a duty to put the good of the country first by keeping this tasteless joke away from the White House.

Time to get serious.

On a tip from Kathleen.

Al Gore Continues to Spew Climate Lies

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:49 AM

Al Gore tells lies about the climate as fast as they can be debunked. Now he wants us to believe that nonexistent global warming is causing more powerful tornadoes and floods. Proclaims the Goracle:

Yes, we've always had tornadoes in Iowa and in Tennessee. But they're coming more frequently and they're stronger.

Via Watts Up With That, the following graph from the NWS/NOAA confirms that the number of severe tornadoes has been going down since the early 1970s. The trend for reported tornadoes overall is up, but that's only because improved technology and increased obsession with the weather has led to better reporting of minor incidents:


Gore also claims that recent flooding in Iowa was caused by global warming driving up the humidity. But water vapor only stays in the air for 10 days, whereas it has been 10 years since it's gotten any warmer — as University of Alabama, Huntsville confirms:


As always, Gore's lies are demonstrably false. Nonetheless, a complicit media can be counted on to exploit them as further justification for our economy to be hamstrung and our liberties suspended.

Meanwhile, John McCain promises to bring Gore into his administration to wreak havoc in the name of the global warming farce:

Asked if he would be a visible presence in international talks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and replace the Kyoto Protocol, McCain, who has clashed with fellow Republicans over climate change, said he would do "whatever is necessary to try to move forward."
He said he would involve former Vice President Al Gore in efforts to address the issue. "I would tap him, I would tap people who have been involved in these issues for many years […] I have great respect for Al Gore."

Incredibly, McCain is the less unthinkable of our presidential alternatives.

The Goracle's nose continues to grow.

On a tip from Lou.

October 4, 2008

Instant Bumper Sticker

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:25 PM


Compliments of Henry, click the image above for a hi-res graphic. Print out on card stock, cut out, and tape to the inside of your back windshield. Guaranteed to earn the enmity of moonbats.

McCain Receives the Ultimate Endorsement

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:30 PM

John McCain has received a highly flattering endorsement in the form of sputtering condemnation by deranged anti-American moviemaker Oliver Stone. Drop a little LSD if you want this to make sense:

I think McCain's a very special story because he was never a soldier. He's said he never saw the results of his own bombing. […] McCain was a prisoner and he has a siege mentality. He doesn't see a balanced portrait of cause and effect — there's something missing in the man, mentally.

Something missing mentally? Sort of reminds me of a certain grotesquely egotistical left-wing director.

Stoned also validates Sarah Palin's credentials:

She's very ignorant. Ignorance is an American characteristic.

Americans are so ignorant that not even in Hollyweird — world capital of Bush Derangement Syndrome — did anyone want to put up money for his latest project, a marathon trashing of President Bush. So he turned to the communist Chinese.

Oliver Stone Fidel Castro
Stone with a leader more to his liking.

On a tip from V the K.

Obama Youth

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:07 AM

Does anyone still doubt fascism could happen here?

On a tip from Panday.

Happy Nancy

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:12 AM


The picture above screams up at readers from the cover of the Wall Street Journal this morning. Why is Nancy Pelosi so ecstatically happy? Because she and her fellow bureaucrats were able to exploit the crisis they helped create as an excuse to move the country $700 billion closer to a socialist slave state — using our money. Better still, the bailout virtually guarantees more bailouts to come — just as this bailout never would have been needed if irresponsible lenders hadn't been able to count on it.

At least after Mussolini imposed socialism on Italy, his victims were compensated with the sight of him hanging upside down at a gas station with his head kicked in. It would be nice to think America's impending socialism will turn out as happily.

Once Il Duce was as happy as Nancy.

October 3, 2008

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:31 PM

Yet Another Unseemly Connection for Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:06 PM

To the long list of close friends Obama may have to throw under the bus, we can add his poker buddy Larry Walsh, a former Illinois state senator and current Will County executive whose office has been raided by the FBI.

According to sources, the Walsh investigation may be tied to lobbying firm Smith Dawson and Andrews, which was hired in 2006 for $10,000 per month to help Will County acquire federal grants. […] One of the firm's partners, James P. Smith, contributed $2,000 to help Mr. Walsh's county executive election bid.

In short, it's corrupt Chicago politics as usual. If only the FBI would show more interest in the Obamessiah himself before it's too late.

Obama maneuvers his old friend toward the path of a bus.

On a tip from Lyle.

Land of Fruits and Nuts Wants a Bailout Too

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:47 AM

While the government is using the mortgage crisis it created as a pretext to pass out hundreds of $billions of OUR MONEY to its friends, a certain RINO Governator thinks California should get some too, perhaps as a reward for the state's responsible management:

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, alarmed by the ongoing national financial crisis, warned Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson on Thursday that the state might need an emergency loan of as much as $7 billion from the federal government within weeks.
The warning comes as California is close to running out of cash to fund day-to-day government operations and is unable to access routine short-term loans that it typically relies on to remain solvent. […]
"Absent a clear resolution to this financial crisis," Schwarzenegger wrote in a letter Thursday evening e-mailed to Paulson, "California and other states may be unable to obtain the necessary level of financing to maintain government operations and may be forced to turn to the federal treasury for short-term financing."

V the K runs through the checklist:

• Sky-high taxes — CHECK
• Lavish Spending on Public Employees — CHECK
• Draconian Energy Regulations — CHECK
• Hostility to Business — CHECK
• Bankrupt — CHECK

Who is going to bail out the federal government when moonbat economics drive that into bankruptcy too?

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin.

American Carol Opens Today

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:44 AM


Don't miss your chance to get a good laugh while sending a message to Hollywood.

Awaiting Confirmation From the Truth Squad

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:06 AM

In an attempt to avoid intimidation by Obamunist law enforcement officials, Dave Weinbaum has sent a letter to members of Obama's Missouri Truth Squads — specifically Obama Missouri Campaign leader Senator Claire McCaskill, St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch, St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, and Jefferson County Sheriff Glen Boyer. He's wondering if he's allowed to observe that

• Barack asked the Iraqi foreign minister to delay US troop withdrawal until after the US elections?
• Obama lied when he said McCain wanted to extend the war in Iraq for 60 to 100 years?
• Barack's minions have hired and/or moved lawyers/investigators into Alaska to destroy Governor Palin and her family?
• Obama claimed the surge hasn't worked right up until he appeared on the O'Reilly Factor just weeks ago?
• Barack claims he's for individual ownership of firearms, yet backs those communities that ban guns?
• Barack said, "I've been in 57 states-I think one left to go?"
• Obama's church gave a lifetime achievement award to white hating anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan?
• Obama claimed that his tire gauge/tune-up solution to our energy crisis, would gain us just as much oil as off-shore drilling?
• Barack was the second highest recipient of Fannie Mae contributions with three years in the US Senate, only beaten out by the chair of the US Senate banking committee, 30 year senate veteran, Chris Dodd?
• Barack claimed he never heard his minister, Reverend Wright say those hateful things about the USA in his 20 years of sitting through his sermons?
• Both Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden recently said Barack didn't have the experience to be president?
• Obama misled America when he placed Spanish speaking ads in southwestern states taking Rush Limbaugh out of context?
• Barack started his political career with a fundraiser in unrepentant terrorists Bill Ayers and [Bernardine] Dohrn's living room?
• Barack waffled on the Iraqi war in 2004 by telling the Chicago Tribune that his and George Bush's positions were basically the same?
• Barack said those in small towns, "…cling to guns and religion…as a way to explain their frustrations" to a crowd of elitist west coasters in San Francisco?
• Obama is in favor of denying medical aid to botched aborted living babies?
• Barack claimed Iran, as a tiny country, was no threat to the USA?

Missourians are warned not to state any of these facts as facts until they have been certified by the state's arbiters of truth.

On a tip from Bergbikr.

Fox News Slapdowns

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:41 AM

We ought to arm these guys with some pies.

O'Reilly rips into the corrupt Barney Frank over the mortgage mess he helped create:

Dick Morris calls Alan Colmes brainless:

I doubt we'll be seeing Frank on Fox News again soon. But Colmes comes back every weekday to invite more abuse.

On tips from Varla and cowlove. Hat tip: Shawarma Mayor.

Reid's Irresponsible Lie Costs Insurance Industry a Fortune

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:15 AM

Harry Reid did his best to cause us to fail in Iraq by proclaiming that the war had already been lost, even as the Surge turned the tide in our favor. Now he's applying similar tactics to the economy, in hopes of whipping up enough financial chaos to sweep Obama into the White House. His disgraceful efforts appear to be meeting with success.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is getting credit for sparking a blistering sell-off in insurance stocks.
MetLife Inc., Hartford Financial Services Group and Prudential Financial Inc. all fell by double-digit percentage amounts [yesterday] after Reid on Wednesday said the financial-system bailout plan was crucial because a large insurer was at risk of failing.
Reid specifically cited "a major insurance company — one with a name that everyone knows — that's on the verge of going bankrupt," according to Dow Jones Newswires.

But apparently Dingy Harry was just kidding — i.e., talking trash for political purposes.

A statement from his office said that Reid was "not personally aware of any particular company being on the verge of bankruptcy" and that "he has no special knowledge about nor has he talked to any insurance company officials," Dow Jones reported.

However, the damage has been done.

But with investors already on high alert after the Federal Reserve’s rescue of insurance titan American International Group Inc. on Sept. 16, and with the credit crunch still making funding difficult for even the largest U.S. financial companies, Reid's comments were the equivalent of pouring gasoline on a grease fire.
MetLife plunged $7.19, or 14.9%, to $40.96; Hartford dived $12.20, or 32%, to $25.91; and Prudential slid $7.15, or 11%, to $57.65.

Reid is following in the proud tradition of fellow Democrat Senator Charles "Chuckie Schmuckie" Schumer.

In late June, Democrat Schumer made public a letter he had sent to federal bank regulators, expressing concern that Pasadena-based IndyMac Bancorp was on the brink of failure.
When regulators seized IndyMac in mid-July, they accused Schumer of fomenting a panic run on deposits that made the bank’s collapse inevitable.

Due to liberal domination of the media, lefty politicians stand only to benefit from the economic ruin they inflict, as they can be assured that few people will know enough to hold them responsible.

Irresponsible fools in positions of great power.

On a tip from Matt L.

The Dish Network's Obama Channel

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:47 AM

Michelle Obama promises that if the media is able to install its Obamessiah in the White House, BHO will "never allow you to go back to your lives as usual." Everything will be different, after the Change. The Dish Network is offering a preview of what television may be like. Its channel 73 has been playing a two-minute Obama ad over and over in an endless loop.

Those of us who don't use Dish can get similar programming on MSNBC.


On a tip from Cheetah.

Women's Shelter Nixes Sandra Bernhard

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:34 AM

The unspeakably vile liberal comedian Sandra Bernhard, who publicly played her fantasy of Sarah Palin being raped by blacks for laughs, has been slapped down by a woman's shelter that canceled her show.

Rosie's Place, a Boston shelter, announced Wednesday that Bernhard would not take part in its Oct. 16 luncheon, "Funny Women … Serious Business."
Many women at the shelter have been victims of violence, said public relations director Leemarie Mosca.
"In light of our mission, we don't think violence against women is a laughing matter," she said.

Incredibly, Bernhard responded by accusing Saracuda of not doing "enough to protect women," apparently in reference to Palin's lack of enthusiasm for abortion — as if half of the babies killed wouldn't grow up to be women if they escaped the abortionist.

Sandra Bernhard. Moonbattery is not easy on the eyes.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Colorado Democrats Aim to "Educate the Idiots"

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:16 AM

Our troops "stuck in Iraq" and those of us who live in Flyover Country can take solace that we're not the only ones Democrats regard as mentally deficient.

In a confidential internal memorandum obtained by Face The State (PDF), the Colorado Democracy Alliance outlines a roster of "operatives" who worked for Democratic victory in the 2006 general election. The document outlines specific tasks for various members of the state's liberal infrastructure, including a campaign to "educate the idiots," assigned to the state's AFL-CIO union. Among the operation's intended targets: "minorities, GED's, drop-outs."

Hear that, minorities?

Tragically, most minority voters seem to prefer victim status to respect.

On a tip from J.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:53 AM

Compliments of Henry.

Britain's NPower Sponsors 1984, the Ecoversion

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:42 AM

Welcome to 1984, the ecoversion — sponsored by Britain's NPower:

Kids are expected to keep diaries in which they record their families' environmental sins — a "climate crime case file" — and are urged to talk about the offenses in their classrooms.
It's just a way to raise awareness of global warming and how waste contributes to climate change, nothing more, NPower says, and children won't really be telling on mom and dad anyway.
Don't be duped. One, the threat of kids informing on their parents is implied and should make anyone uncomfortable. Two, the campaign puts into place a foundation — and a mind-set — that a future informant program could operate on.

For example, before long kids might be turning in their parents for eating meat more than four times a week, which we're told will make it be too warm out.

Incremental totalitarianism isn't any easier to live under. It's just harder to fight.

On a tip from General Jack D. Ripper.

Henry Paulson's Secret Background Revealed

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:20 AM

Lately we've seen a lot of Henry Paulson, as he invokes financial Armageddon to back up his greedy demands for $700 billion dollars to bail out the quasi-governmental, affirmative-action–deranged mortgage system so that we can go through this whole crisis again in 5 years. If he looks familiar, here's why: he used to be Judge Doom, the villain who subjected characters in Who Framed Roger Rabbit to the dreaded "Dip" — i.e., death by paint thinner and film dissolver. Now he wants to subject taxpayers to the "Soak."

Don't believe me? Here's the photographic evidence:

judge_doom.jpg henry-paulson.jpg

Don't let the dour expression on the right fool you; he was much more of a fun-loving guy as Judge Doom.

In the movie, Judge Paulson plays a capitalist gone bad. In his new role, Henry Doom is a former Goldman Sachs CEO who may be said to personify the crony capitalism that has allowed Obama to pocket a small fortune in contributions from Fannie May and Freddie Mac, and Obama advisor Franklin Raines to walk off from Fannie Mae with $90 million after running it into the ground, while the bill gets passed on to the humble taxpayer.

Paulson reacts to complains about the cost of the bailout.

On a tip from Andrea O.

October 2, 2008

Union Encourages Teachers to Brainwash for Barack

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:12 PM

Only a vast brainwashing apparatus explains how the Left has come this close to installing an extremely dangerous radical in the White House. The most obvious component is the brazenly partisan mainstream media, but in the long view, the education establishment has been doing just as much damage to the national consciousness. An example of how teachers unions have been helping usher in the bleak Age of the Obamessiah:

An e-mail distributed by a Virginia teachers union encouraged members to bring politics into the classroom by wearing blue in support of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama and simultaneously suggested that the union's voter registration efforts include those "you teach."
The Virginia Education Association (VEA) e-mail drew strong criticism Wednesday from elected Republican officials and some residents after the state Republican Party obtained a copy.

VEA President Kitty Boitnott arrogantly shrugged off the ensuing outrage, dismissing complaints about political brainwashing as "ridiculous."

Kitty has her own blog, where you can read all about her nonpartisan devotion to enlightening the children. It features this shot of herself with the America-bashing Michelle Obama, whom the Obama campaign has wisely kept locked in the cellar lately:


Gushes Ms. Boitnut:

Since becoming president of the Virginia Education Association, I have already experienced numerous high points. On September 17, I got to attend a special event hosting Michelle Obama. Not only did I get to hear her speak, but I got a chance to meet her in person!

Hold on, it gets still more exciting. BOO even introduced Kitty to the crowd!

I think that the fact that I was one of the three people she chose to acknowledge in that forum speaks to the value that the Obama campaign places on our association and their need for our support. As I told the reps at the Fairfax Education Association later in the day, I believe that everyone recognizes the power that we have as an organization — except perhaps we ourselves.

Wrong. If normal people had a clue what kind of power these kooks have and what they want to use it for, they would pull their kids out of public schools.

On tips from Cluebat from Exodar.

Village of the Obamatrons: Obama Jugend Version

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:32 AM

In case the Pyongyang Remix of NBC head Jeff Zucker's Village of the Obamatrons video left you wanting more, here's another variation, via the People's Cube:

This version even has its own marketing poster:


On tips from V the K and Al C.

Gwen Awful Plays the Race Card

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:16 AM

As noted earlier, even the most basic journalistic ethics would preclude Gwen Ifill from serving as a moderator in tonight's VP debate. Not only is she a propagandist for left-wing PBS, Awful is a slobbering Obamaphile who has written a book extolling the historical significance of the Obamessiah's rise to power, a book scheduled to come out on the very day the next president is inaugurated. She'll make a pretty penny — provided Obama wins. If America wins, her book will be stacked on the remainders table.

As the outrage of those who still believe in fair play begins to boil over, the response from Obamaland has been just what you would expect. AP has encouraged her to play the race card:

Asked if there were racial motives at play, she said, "I don't know what it is. I find it curious."

No doubt racial motives will be at play whenever anyone objects to Dear Leader Obama hiking taxes through the ceiling, looting the treasury on behalf of ultra-Left groups like ACORN, penalizing Caucasians for having the wrong skin color, castrating the military, nationalizing industries, launching massive entitlement programs that will cripple the economy, et cetera.

Affirmative action gave us "journalists" like Gwen Awful. Soon it will give us our first fascist dictator since Woodrow Wilson.

Who dares question a woman of color?

On a tip from matterhorn.

Village of the Obamatrons: Pyongyang Remix

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:42 AM

Since the inspiring Village of the Obamatrons video has been removed from YouTube, those who are curious to see President and Chief Executive Officer of NBC Universal Jeff Zucker's personal project can either see it here, or check out the alternate Pyongyang version:

Via, on a tip from V the K.

Another Day in the Year Journalism Died

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:24 AM

Sean Hannity's assertion that 2008 will go down as the year journalism died receives some confirmation from Michael Graham, who takes on the Boston Globe's exploitation of the Sarah Palin rape kit canard:

The Globe-Democrat yesterday asserted as fact that "during her tenure as mayor of Wasilla, the town started charging rape victims or their insurers for rape kits."
But the truth is that there is no record of a rape victim ever being charged for a rape kit by Wasilla; there's no evidence Mayor Palin knew about the policy or took any action on it either way; and no record of a victim's insurance company being charged by the town.
How does an alleged "newspaper" make such a claim without any facts whatsoever?
The story is old news in the new media. Left-leaning called it "a nasty and untrue rumor." National Review's Jim Geraghty, who has written exhaustively on the story calls it "unsupported by the facts." But at the Obama-Uber-Alles Boston Globe, they call it "news."
We have come to the point in the media's treatment of Gov. Sarah Palin where even the fig leaf of pretense is gone. The press has openly chosen sides and has stopped apologizing for it.

That would explain why the financially interested and overwhelmingly partisan Gwen Awful is still on to moderate tonight's VP debate.

As for the rape kits the media is trying to inflate into a scandal:

Not only is there no record that any victim or insurance company was ever invoiced by the city, but current Police Chief Angella Long found records of two rape kits being paid for by the city.

The MSM is betting the bank on Obama. If they can install him in the White House, with a heavy Democrat majority in Congress, the Fairness Doctrine and similar laws can be used to silence talk radio, conservative blogs, and other alternatives to their own discredited propaganda. But if it fails, the current media establishment will curl up and die, or subsist at a Keith Olbermann level, appealing only to unhinged fanatics — especially if voters eventually come to realize the full import of the bullet they will have dodged when the radical Left's messiah is prevented from tearing down our country.

On a tip from Byron.

Cynthia McKinney Reveals American Genocide!

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:42 AM

How crazy do you have to be to leave even the Democrat Party behind for wackier pastures? To give an idea, here's former Democrat Congresswoman and current Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney discussing the 5,000 people who were executed by the nefarious Bushitler Regime during Hurricane Katrina:

On tips from Adrian, Refuter of Liberal Vermin, and V the K.

RightBlogs' Slate Reminder

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:32 AM

Just a reminder: to move beyond teeth-grinding to actually striking a blow against moonbattery, donate to the RightBlogs' Slate, a lineup of conservative Congressional challengers who stand a good chance of dethroning Democrats, if given a little help. Even $5 or $10 donations add up.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:23 AM

Chris Matthews Calls the Catastrophically Inept Jennifer Granholm a "Genius"

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:06 AM

Hard as it may be to believe, there are people of such limited mental capacity that to them Governor Jennifer Granholm — the clueless moonbat who has made a shocking ruin of Michigan's economy — is an intellectual giant.

For this very reason, Chris Matthews suggested Granholm as stand-in for Saracuda in Plugs Biden's preparations for tonight's VP debate. Chirped Tweety:

She's a genius.

Thanks to Granholm's genius, Michigan has pursued a policy of jacking taxes through the ceiling, even as the state sinks ever deeper into recession. If Matthews et al have their way, similar geniuses will inflict the same fate on the rest of the country.

Chris Matthews
From inside Tweety's huge yellow head, everyone looks like a genius.

On a tip from Refuter of Liberal Vermin.

British Bureaucrats: Leave the Door Open for Thieves

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:42 AM

As swarms of petty thieves pick through the rubble moonbattery has made of an empire, Once-Great Britain is moving toward a new policy on theft prevention:

Bristol City Council is urging people to leave their sheds open because padlocks could lead to thieves forcing their way through doors and windows of the council-owned sheds to steal garden equipment.
The council said that its new initiative could save taxpayers' money because fewer sheds would have to be repaired or replaced.

As a sage bureauweenie advises:

Where sheds have been repeatedly broken into, our advice, and it is only advice, is not to padlock them as forced entry often results in the doors being jemmied off.

A similar attitude seems to have shaped the policy on illegal immigration, both in Britain and in the USA.

On tips from Byron and Steve.

Gwen Ifill's Palin Questions Leaked

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:28 AM

PBS's Gwen Awful — the financially interested hard core Obamunist chosen as an impartial moderator in tonight's VP debate — has a security problem: her questions for Sarah Palin have been leaked. A few examples, via Mother, May I Sleep With Treacher:

Mayor Palin, Barack Obama is a handsome, charismatic demigod. How many boxes of Kleenex will you need after your crushing loss?
Mayor, you talk funny and you own a tanning bed. Why haven't you released Trig's birth certificate?
Mayor, what are the names, ages, and blood types of all 71 members of the Belgian Senate? And why are you unwilling to admit that your inability to instantly produce any and every fact I demand makes you unfit to stand in the way of history?

…and one for Plugs Biden:

Senator, you've spoken at length. Could you please continue?

In a mirror-image alternate universe where the media establishment is made up of Obama's detractors, Jerome Corsi is serving as the objective moderator.

Gwen Awful demonstrates the Obamatron death grip she'll use on Saracuda.

On a tip from V the K.

October 1, 2008

ACORN, Obama, and the Subprime Disaster

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:34 PM

In light of Democrats' incredibly audacious attempt to use the massive bailout bill to funnel a fortune into the pockets of ACORN, Mona Charen provides a little background on this hard-left activist group:

ACORN is where 1960s leftovers who couldn't get tenure at universities wound up. […] Because they are on the side of righteousness and justice, they aren't especially fastidious about their methods. In 2006, for example, ACORN registered 1,800 new voters in Washington state. The only trouble was, with the exception of six, all the names submitted were fake. The secretary of state called it the "worst case of election fraud in our state's history." As Fox News reported:
The ACORN workers told state investigators that they went to the Seattle public library, sat at a table and filled out the voter registration forms. They made up names, addresses and Social Security numbers and in some cases plucked names from the phone book. One worker said it was a lot of hard work making up all those names and another said he would sit at home, smoke marijuana and fill out the forms.
ACORN explained this was an "isolated" incident, yet similar stories have been reported in Missouri, Michigan, Ohio and Colorado — all swing states by the way. ACORN members have been prosecuted for voter fraud in a number of states. (See

But the outrage isn't just that Dems have tried to divert bailout money to an extremely pernicious, ultra-radical organization primarily devoted to pushing America to the Left through election fraud. ACORN helped cause the crisis in the first place:

ACORN recognized very early the opportunity presented by the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) of 1977. As Stanley Kurtz has reported, ACORN proudly touted "affirmative action" lending, and pressured banks to make subprime loans. Madeline Talbott, a Chicago ACORN leader, boasted of "dragging banks kicking and screaming" into dubious loans. And, as Sol Stern reported in City Journal, ACORN also found a remunerative niche as an "adviser" to banks seeking regulatory approval.

Guess which famous "community organizer" worked for ACORN for years?

ACORN attracted Barack Obama in his youthful community-organizing days. Madeline Talbott hired him to train her staff — the very people who would later descend on Chicago's banks as CRA shakedown artists. The Democratic nominee later funneled money to the group through the Woods Fund, on whose board he sat, and through the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, ditto. Mr. Obama was not just sympathetic — he was an ACORN fellow traveler.

He also represented ACORN as a public-interest lawyer while ACORN was exploiting the Clinton Administration's deranged revisions to the Community Reinvestment Act to force banks to make bad loans.

Now he's out there yelling that we need a massive bailout so as to keep mortgages affordable to those who can't afford them. Obviously, if a bailout occurs, another will follow, and another after that, until our economy collapses in accordance with the Cloward-Piven Strategy.

Taking the helm of our economy.

On a tip from Bergbikr.

Muslims Run Illegal Get Out the Vote Drives for Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:38 AM

When the smoke clears, the only thing that really matters in politics is who is on whose side. In case that isn't clear yet in the case of BHO, Central Ohioans Against Terrorism helps set the record straight:

The group, Muslim Americans for Obama, has announced a series of “get out the vote” events at mosques in Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, and Ohio this week during Ramadan celebrations.

From the site Asian Americans for Obama:

Muslim Americans for Obama will be working to get out the vote for Sen. Obama, and they need help registering voters! Volunteers need not be Muslim, though appropriate attire is advised (no sleeveless tops; long pants and ankle-length skirts recommended).

There follows a long list of mosques and "Islamic centers" in swing states where volunteers are needed to register voters explicitly on behalf of Obama.

While their open-mindedness in allowing properly attired non-Muslims to participate is commendable, there are laws against conducting partisan political activities in tax-exempt houses of worship.

If Obama's long professional association with ACORN is any indication, this is the tiny tip of massive iceberg of illegal activity that could easily tilt the election in his favor. Being the bad guys has its advantage: they don't have to play by the rules — not with the media studiously looking the other way.

Guess who's cheating on behalf of Obama.

On a tip from Refuter of Liberal Vermin.

Leather Pride Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:06 AM

Obamania appears to be spinning off an exceptionally depraved subcult in Nancy Pelosiland:


Accompanying text from Violet Blue:

We just had our famous, huge leather pride festival Folsom Street Fair here in San Francisco (yesterday), and the above versions of lovely leather pride spinoff Obama / Shepard Fairey paste-ups started appearing… Fairey has a show in town right now, though no word yet if he's behind the prank. This one's really excellent, too.

Once the media established that Obama could be passed off as a legitimate presidential candidate, the world of politics crossed into another dimension, more bizarre than anything yet imagined.

Welcome to the world of Change. Compliments of Jon Bauer.

On a tip from LT Nixon.

VP Debate Moderator Gwen Ifill Is Over-the-Top Obamunist

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:11 AM

At this point the liberal media can dispense with any pretense of objectivity when it comes to moderating the debates — so it has:

Questions are being raised about PBS anchor Gwen Ifill's objectivity after news surfaced that she is releasing a new book promoting Barack Obama and other black politicians who have benefited from the civil rights struggle.
Ifill is moderating Thursday night's vice-presidential debate between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin. Her book, "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama," is due to be released about the same time the next president takes the oath of office.

As if being a PBS propagandist and published Obamophile isn't enough, Ifill has a clear financial motive to do her insidious best to get the Left's messiah elected. As the hardly conservative Juan Williams observes:

Clearly her books aren't going to do as well unless Obama wins, so it looks like she has some investment, literally, in one candidate or the other. And she's supposed to be sitting there as a neutral arbiter during the debate. I think the world of Gwen Ifill but I know there's a perception problem.

Kind of like the perception problem you might have if Hitler was in a debate, and the moderator was Joseph Goebbels.

Comrade Ifill, the Left's idea of an objective moderator.

On tips from nanc and the MaryHunter.

Obama Logo With Star and Crescent

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:53 AM

They really should have waited for him to take office before coming out with this latest version of the ubiquitous Obama logo:

Via Gateway Pundit; on a tip from Burning Hot.

RightBlogs' Slate

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:12 AM

Opponents of moonbattery will already be aware that the immediate future looks grim. Just as frightening as an adolescent Marxist being installed in the White House is the idea of an increased Democrat majority behind the unhinged Nancy Pelosi. If Obama is elected, the combination is likely to inflict irreparable damage on our country. Even if the catastrophe of an Obama presidency is averted, an increasingly Democrat-dominated Congress under Pelosi's radical leadership, combined with McCain's lamentable history of backstabbing "bipartisan" RINOism, promises a rough ride for lovers of liberty.

But there is a silver cloud where Congress is concerned: it's one rare place in Washington where you will find real conservatives — like the ones who stopped the $700 billion handout Monday. The best way we have to fight back against encroaching socialism is to minimize the continued losses that are expected in the House.

That's why Moonbattery is honored to join an all-star lineup of conservative blogs that have put together the RightBlogs' Slate — a list of nonincumbent conservatives who stand a good chance of taking Democrat seats this fall, if given a little help. These candidates were chosen because they are fiscally responsible, pro-life, and strongly opposed to illegal immigration — and also because they are running in tight races where contributor dollars can make the maximum impact.

The blogs that applied their combined political expertise to come up with the most effective slate possible includes top names from the right side of the blogosphere:

Ace of Spades HQ
Atlas Shrugs
Conservatives With Attitude
Gateway Pundit
Power Line
Right Wing News

Without further ado, here is the RightBlog's Slate itself, with candidate descriptions compliments of Right Wing News:

Dean Andal (CA-11): Andal is a rock-ribbed fiscal conservative who's endorsed by the Club for Growth. He's trying to unseat Jerry McNerney, an ultra-liberal who's a poor fit with his moderately Republican district.

Lou Barletta (PA-11): Barletta is a rising star in Pennsylvania politics. He made a name for himself by passing one of the "toughest illegal immigration ordinances" in the country and was voted "Mayor of the Year by his peers in the Pennsylvania State Mayors Association." Now, he's running against liberal congressman Paul Kanjorski in a moderately Democratic district — and he's winning. This is a guy we really need in Congress.

John Gard (WI-08): Gard, who has pledged to never take an earmark, is taking on one of the most liberal members of Congress, Steve Kagen, who is far to the left of his moderately Republican district.

Rick Goddard (GA-08): Goddard is a retired US Air Force Major General who's going up against Democrat Jim Marshall in a strongly Republican district that John McCain could conceivably win 60-40 over Barack Obama. This is a great opportunity to put this seat back in the Republican column for a long, long time.

Chris Hackett (PA-10): Hackett is a staunch fiscal conservative who has been endorsed by the Club for Growth and has promised to "oppose every attempt to grant amnesty and a preferential path to citizenship for those who are here illegally." Hackett is going up against Chris Carney, a liberal who may not be capable of holding off Hackett in a strongly Republican district.

Melissa Hart (PA-04): Hart is in a rematch against Democrat Jason Altmire in this moderately Republican district. Hart, who had a lifetime ACU rating of 92% during her three terms in Congress, is someone we desperately need back in action.

Andy Harris (MD-01): Harris is a conservative Navy vet who defeated RINO Wayne Gilchrist in a primary. Because Gilchrist is supporting Harris' Democratic opponent, this strongly pro-Republican district is much more in play than it would be under normal circumstances.

Tom McClintock (CA-04): McClintock is a rising star in the GOP and is the only candidate who is endorsed both by Tom Tancredo's Team America PAC and the Club for Growth. Normally, McClintock would need little help in this strong GOP district, but he's facing a tough opponent and the sitting Republican Congressman, John Doolittle, became enmeshed in the Jack Abramoff scandal and is retiring from politics. Replacing Doolittle with a man like McClintock would be a huge improvement for conservatives.

Pete Olson (TX-22): Olson, who served in the Navy and describes himself as an anti-amnesty "budget hawk" is going toe-to-toe with Nick Lampson in Tom DeLay's old district. This is probably the GOP's best chance of a pick-up in the 2008 elections.

Tom Rooney (FL-16): Rooney is an Army veteran who taught criminal and constitutional law at West Point. He's matching up with Tim Mahoney in Mark Foley's old district. The district is only marginally Republican, but McCain looks like he will do well there and Mahoney isn't particularly popular.

William Russell (PA-12): Russell is a 28 year Army veteran who was at the Pentagon on 9/11 and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He's going up against one of the most corrupt, liberal, loud mouths in the entire House — John Murtha. It's a moderately Democratic district and Murtha will be loaded down with special interest money, but with Murtha being dogged by a slander suit filed by one of the Haditha Marines he smeared, he may be vulnerable enough to be brought down.

David Schweikert (AZ-05): Schweikert, who has been endorsed by the Club for Growth, is trying to take back JD Hayworth's old seat. His opponent is Harry Mitchell, who ran as a moderate and voted like Ted Kennedy. In a moderately Republican district, Schweikert is definitely capable of knocking Mitchell out, especially if Arizonans turn out in droves to vote for favorite son John McCain.

Steve Stivers (OH-15): Stivers is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Ohio Army National Guard who received a bronze star and has campaigned on balancing the budget. He's trying to retain a Republican seat held by Deborah Pryce, who's retiring.

Rather than grouse ineffectually while moonbats bring down our country around us, here's a chance to actually do something about it. Make a contribution here:

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:00 AM

On a tip from Michael S.

Village of the Obamatrons Video Pulled

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:27 AM

Surprise! Yesterday's chilling video of children programmed to sing praises to Obama as if progressives had already managed to reduce America to a socialist dictatorship has been pulled from YouTube.

But wait, it's popped up again here:

In case this version gets stuffed down the memory hole too, is hosting it.

By the way, the original video was put together with the direct assistance of Jeff Zucker, President and Chief Executive Officer of NBC Universal.

Normally seizing the communications infrastructure is the first order of business when a country falls victim to a socialist coup. But in America's case, that's been taken care of beforehand.

Obama's Minister of Truth takes a hands-on approach.

On a tip from comet.