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November 30, 2008

Samantha Power Rejoins the Obama Team

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:20 PM

Remember Samantha Power, the ultra-left screwball who publicly equated waterboarding guys like 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed with genocide? She was considered a key Obama advisor, but got tossed off the campaign team for being conspicuously nuts. Now — with the election safely over — she's back:

Power is listed on Obama's transition Web site as part of the team reviewing national security agencies. Her duties, according to the site, will be to "ensure that senior appointees have the information necessary to complete the confirmation process, lead their departments, and begin implementing signature policy initiatives immediately after they are sworn in."

This means she'll be working closely with Shrillary — whom she denounced as a "monster" during the campaign. Hopefully the two will be too busy gouging each other's eyes to apply their deranged ideology to our foreign policy.

If Shrillary doesn't bite her throat out, Power should have a future in the Obamination Administration, as this "could pave the way for Power to reemerge as a key adviser for the new president after being barred for months from appearing on television as a foreign policy surrogate for Obama."

Who will be next to crawl out from under the bus and into the White House?

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Insanity blazes in Power's eyes.

On a tip from LT Nixon.



"Personalized" Medicine and Socialized Healthcare

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:34 PM

This is ominous — given Democrats' open intention to nationalize healthcare as quickly as they can. Under the headline "Obama to Broaden Genetics Role in Medical Care":

"The president-elect has indicated his support for both advancing personalized medicine and increasing (research) funding," said Democratic Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy….
Obama is also interested in the role that personalized medicine could play as an element of changes in the broader health care system.

"Personalized" medicine focuses on statistical tendencies based on genetic makeup. The implications go beyond medicine to politics.

Healthcare bureaucrat Mark McClellan approvingly remarks:

If we're thinking about reforming the health care system, we should be thinking about what medicine will be like down the road when health care reform is fully implemented.

We sure should. What will healthcare be like when the government is faced with inevitable supply problems after setting the price of a precious and limited commodity to free? Obviously it will be rationed, like it is in England and Canada. "Personalized" medicine that focuses on patients' genetic makeup will come in handy when deciding who gets healthcare and who doesn't.

For some real healthcare savings, personalized medicine will be combined with Obama's astonishingly fanatical support for abortion. Being diagnosed Down syndrome is already a prenatal death sentence in most cases. Before long the same may be true of a genetic predisposition to high blood pressure.

At least this could mean fewer women being punished with a baby.

On a tip from Cool Zero.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:05 PM

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On a tip from Wiggins.



International Court Proposed to Impose Global Warming Farce

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:46 PM

This sounds crazy enough to find support among the kooks who have solidified control over our government:

Stephen Hockman QC is proposing a body similar to the International Court of Justice in The Hague to be the supreme legal authority on issues regarding the environment.
The first role of the new body would be to enforce international agreements on cutting greenhouse gas emissions set to be agreed next year.
But the court would also fine countries or companies that fail to protect endangered species or degrade the natural environment and enforce the "right to a healthy environment".

Isn't it reassuring to know that we may soon have an international right, precluding national sovereignty, to have economically productive activity coercively suppressed by Euroweenie moonbats? Next they will uphold our right to be thrown into a cage for failing to swallow the global warming hoax.

Other bright ideas by Hockman include incorporating sharia into English law.

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Stephen Hockman QC. Fittingly, QC can stand for both Queen's Counsel and Questionable Content.

On a tip from mega.



British Schoolchildren Shown Video Promoting Abortion

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:19 PM

If you want the seeds of moonbattery to sprout into full-blown moral psychosis, you have to plant them early — as British educrats understand only too well:

Schoolgirls in England as young as 14-year-old are being made to watch a new video from a pro-abortion group that promotes abortion as a positive option when faced with an unplanned pregnancy. The video says abortion is a good option for girls who can't afford a baby or want to keep their boyfriend.
The Family Planning Association video "Why Abortion?" shows various scenarios where teenagers could consider abortion an option.
The video features teenagers debating abortion amongst themselves and the majority of teens say abortion is a good option for their peers.
And it comes just weeks after the British government said sexual education in schools should be compulsory and an announcement from the National Children's Bureau that sexual health clinics should be present in every school along with birth control and contraception.

Evidence that abortion causes psychological problems and difficulties in future pregnancies is resolutely suppressed.

Fortunately, Britons don't need to reproduce. Pakistanis are doing it for them.

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The Sex Pistols were onto something.

On tips from Wiggins and Al C.



The Victors Celebrate

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:08 PM

Obamunists revel in victory in the liberal elite's heartland, the Upper West Side of NYC:

No matter how much damage these idiots do to the country, it will never be possible to take them seriously. Although the Obama coloring book was a good idea.

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



November 29, 2008

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:55 PM

As the election proved, there's no shortage of suckers with strong stomachs. Via Nice Deb.



Bishops Grovel to Homosexual Lobby

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:42 PM

Only by standing firmly for the values upon which it is based can Christianity withstand the current onslaught of moonbattery. If Christians attempt to meet the Devil halfway, the religion will wither into irrelevance, as demonstrated by the Church of England under Rowan Williams. Unfortunately, Catholic bishops don't seem to agree:

Roman Catholic priests have been banned from using 'heterosexist' language in their churches in case they offend gay worshippers.
They have been told by their bishops not to assume that every churchgoer is a heterosexual and to reflect this 'in language and conversation'.

It gets worse…

Priests are also encouraged to put up posters advertising 'support services' for homosexuals, a move bound to infuriate many Catholics who believe gay sexual activity to be sinful.

Believe homosexuality to be sinful? The Bible condemns it strongly and repeatedly.

Catholic commentator Lynette Burrows is furious at what she correctly perceives as "groveling":

What is pitiful as well as demeaning is that the Church is running after homosexual opinion but nothing is going to make homosexuals like the Catholic Church.

Maybe by chucking out the Ten Commandments along with proscriptions against depravity, bishops can also reach out to murderers and thieves. Meanwhile, those who look to the Church as a bastion against corruption will be forced to look elsewhere.

On a tip from Al C.



Liberal Niceness

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:21 AM

Liberals don't need morality, because they have something that serves them better: niceness. Forget that old-fashioned stuff about right and wrong; if we just always do what's nice — i.e., politically correct — we'll have a better world. But whereas morality is a sturdy bridge supported by pillars sunk deep into the earth, "niceness" is a pretty piece of flotsam that floats at random on the surface.

Niceness being so flimsy, it isn't hard to discover what lays beneath it. The demonic hatred evoked by Sarah Palin has provided numerous examples, such as websites that go after her family by ridiculing Trig Palin for having Down syndrome, encouraging Bristol Palin to abort her child, and urging Levi Johnston to abandon Bristol. Mainstream journalists have also allowed their loathing of Saracuda to spill over to the whole clan, wrinkling their noses in disgust at a loving gesture by Piper.

Not all of the children dragged into this seething cauldron of niceness are members of the Palin family. Check out this moonbat baby fashion:

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During the campaign, the most intense niceness was focused on Sarah Palin herself. Sandra Bernhard publicly fantasized about her being raped by blacks. Heather Mallick of Canada's public CBC took hatred of Saracuda to the verge of crapping in her hand and flinging it. West Hollywood homosexuals hanged Palin in effigy. Moonbats have vindictively claimed, contrary to the highly convincing evidence of our eyes, that she isn't a woman. Yet a HuffPo moonbat fantasized:

Basically, I want to have sex with her on my Barack Obama sheets while my wife reads aloud from the Constitution. (My wife is cool with this if I promise to "first wipe off Palin's tranny makeup." I married well.)

Even the venomous Bill Maher was taken aback by the blistering hatred libs like Andrew Sullivan have spewed at Sarah Palin:

Not only Palin, but any decent, normal American identified with the opposition is subject to the Left's sulfuric niceness: take Joe the Plumber, for example. Nicey-nice progressives have been mean to the Girl Scouts, the Cub Scouts, and even inanimate objects.

For opposing The One, liberals' former favorite Republican found himself in for a heaping dose of progressive niceness. A photographer hired by the Atlantic to take pictures of McCain for a cover story produced this:

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McMaverick wasn't the only senior citizen to fall prey. In their overwrought niceness, liberals physically assaulted a 75-year-old man, as well as a 69-year-old woman for holding a cross. Their dime store messiah got laughs by ridiculing Ronald Reagan's widow.

At least they're tolerant — except toward those they don't like, e.g., people of faith.

Yet by some grotesque feat of self-delusion, liberals seem to feel they hold the moral high ground for being too nice to have morals like judgmental Republicans.

On tips from TED.



November 28, 2008

Karl Rove Praises Chairman O's Economic Team

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:43 AM

Until recently, it has appeared obvious that Obama is a radical leftist who duped moderates into foolishly voting for him. But as he selects his cabinet, the possibility has arisen that it's the hard left kooks he's used as stepping stones who've been duped. The recent improvements in the stock market suggest that investors are starting to believe he will govern not as reckless radical, but as a mediocre centrist — albeit a big-government mediocre centrist. In other words, he may govern like liberals' conception of Satan incarnate, George W. Bush.

If any human being could be more hated by moonbats than W, it's Karl Rove, whom liberals used to accuse of being "Bush's brain." Their monitors must be growing blurry behind specks of spittle as they read Rove's endorsement of Obama's economic team.

The team even includes Larry Summers, who was driven out of Harvard for politically incorrect thought crimes, and who attempted — like a Republican — to rein in the excesses of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Maybe this will cheer up disheartened moonbats who are beginning to suspect we haven't elected Vladimir Lenin after all: The Guardian has moved beyond comparing The One to famous presidents, finding him reminiscent of Cicero. After he takes office and actually does something, he'll no doubt be compared to Zeus.

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Karl Rove as perceived by Obama's moonbat base.

On tips from V the K and mega.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:03 AM

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Communism promises full employment.



Homosexual Penguins Steal Eggs From Healthy Couples

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:41 AM

As moonbats delight in publicizing, homosexuality sometimes occurs among lower animals. But in animals as in humans, this unhealthy aberration inevitably results in unfortunate consequences:

A couple of gay penguins are attempting to steal eggs from straight birds in an effort to become "fathers", it has been reported.
The two penguins have started placing stones at the feet of parents before waddling away with their eggs, in a bid to hide their theft.
But the deception has been noticed by other penguins at the zoo, who have ostracised the gay couple from their group. Now keepers have decided to segregate the pair of three-year-old male birds to avoid disrupting the rest of the community during the hatching season.
A keeper at Polar Land in Harbin, north east China explained that the gay couple had the natural urge to become fathers, despite their sexuality.
"One of the responsibilities of being a male adult is looking after the eggs. Despite this being a biological impossibility for this couple, the natural desire is still there," a keeper told the Austrian Times newspaper.
"It's not discrimination. We have to fence them separately, otherwise the whole group will be disturbed during hatching time," he added.

It's certainly a relief to hear that isolating the perverted birds doesn't constitute discrimination. We wouldn't want to get lawyers involved.

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I'm guessing this book doesn't mention stealing eggs.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Giving the Gift of Abortion

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:23 AM

Here's the perfect gift for the moonbat on your list: an abortion.

Planned Parenthood, which in past years has promoted a "Choice on Earth" abortion campaign during the Christmas season, has a new outreach, offering Christmas gift certificates to be used for abortions.

Abortion gift cards are particularly appropriate during the Christmas season, in light of King Herod's mass slaughter of infants at the time of Christ's birth.

Get your Planned Parenthood gift cards today, each redeemable for one dead baby. Taxpayers may shower PP with hundreds of $millions per year, but they can't be expected to pick up all the costs. The country's most successful abortion mill franchise needs more cash if it's going to continue to make record profits.

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King Herod would be delighted to see his legacy carried forward.

On a tip from TED.



November 27, 2008

Obama's Pro-Abortion Fanaticism Could Close One Third of Hospitals

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:02 AM

Despite its sneering contempt for those who respect the sanctity of human life, even Slate is a little concerned that Obama's pro-abortion fanaticism could lead to the closure of one third of American hospitals:

If the Freedom of Choice Act passes Congress … Obama has promised to sign it the second it hits his desk. (Here he is at a Planned Parenthood Action Fund event in 2007, vowing, "The first thing I'd do as president is, is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That's the first thing I'd do.") Though it's often referred to as a mere codification of Roe, FOCA, as currently drafted, actually goes well beyond that: According to the Senate sponsor of the bill, Barbara Boxer, in a statement on her Web site, FOCA would nullify all existing laws and regulations that limit abortion in any way, up to the time of fetal viability. Laws requiring parental notification and informed consent would be tossed out. While there is strenuous debate among legal experts on the matter, many believe the act would invalidate the freedom-of-conscience laws on the books in 46 states. These are the laws that allow Catholic hospitals and health providers that receive public funds through Medicaid and Medicare to opt out of performing abortions. Without public funds, these health centers couldn't stay open; if forced to do abortions, they would sooner close their doors. Even the prospect of selling the institutions to other providers wouldn't be an option, the bishops have said, because that would constitute "material cooperation with an intrinsic evil."

You can't blame Obama for itching to sign the bizarrely misnamed Freedom of Choice Act; for radical leftists, it creates a win-win situation.

Controlling access to healthcare is key to controlling the population — thus the Democrats' avid interest in socializing medicine. Christianity is hated by liberals because it provides a moral basis for resistance. Driving Christians out of healthcare would obviously advance the liberal agenda. If the closures cause a crisis, so much the better. As the economy has been proving so graphically lately, every crisis is an opportunity for statists to push us closer to socialism.

It might be better still for liberals if Catholic hospitals don't close, but dutifully obey government orders to extinguish innocent human life, like guards shoving Jews toward the ovens at Auschwitz. This would help reduce Catholicism to a hollow, hypocritical shell — the meaningless pseudo-religion practiced by reprobates like Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden. Once Christianity loses the will to defend good from evil, it will cease to serve as a bulwark against the moral insanity of the Left.

Hat tip: The Corner. On a tip from Moonbat Smasher.



A Bee in the Mouth

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:14 AM

Ed Driscoll on the angry left:

Come January, moonbats will have near total control of the federal government. Whether that sates their rage or gives them the opportunity to express it at last remains to be seen.

On a tip from V the K.



Busted by the Flatulence Police

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:53 AM

Don't get too carried away with the turkey and stuffing today — you don't want to run afoul of the Flatulence Police:

A student at Spectrum Junior-Senior High School was arrested earlier this month after he passed gas and turned off his classmate's computers, according to a report released Friday by the Martin County [Florida] Sheriff's Office.
According to the report, the incident occurred Nov. 4, when the 13-year-old boy "continually disrupted his classroom environment" by purposely breaking wind. … A school resource officer placed the boy under arrest after he confessed about his behavior…

There's an important lesson here: never confess. Blaming the dog sometimes works.

On a tip from Jo and Chuck.



Moonbat Denounces Thanksgiving Tradition as Racist

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:02 AM

Thanksgiving is a time for all of us to count our blessings and honor our traditions. Well, maybe not Michelle Raheja, who did her part to kill a little tradition in Claremont, California:

For decades, Claremont kindergartners have celebrated Thanksgiving by dressing up as pilgrims and Native Americans and sharing a feast. But on Tuesday, when the youngsters meet for their turkey and songs, they won't be wearing their hand-made bonnets, headdresses and fringed vests.
Parents in this quiet university town are sharply divided over what these construction-paper symbols represent: A simple child's depiction of the traditional (if not wholly accurate) tale of two factions setting aside their differences to give thanks over a shared meal? Or a cartoonish stereotype that would never be allowed of other racial, ethnic or religious groups?
"It's demeaning," Michelle Raheja, the mother of a kindergartner at Condit Elementary School, wrote to her daughter's teacher.

Raheja met with teachers and administrators, demanding an end to all this celebration of intercultural harmony. Snarled the UC Riverside English professor:

There is nothing to be served by dressing up as a racist stereotype.

As usual, the politically correct totalitarians got their way: a decision was made to hold the event without costumes. But in an encouraging sign, some parents put up resistance:

On Tuesday morning, some parents dressed their children in the hand-made headdresses, bonnets and fringed vests, and school officials did not force the students to remove them. Still, some parents vowed to keep their children home from school Wednesday, potentially costing the district state attendance funds.
Nearly two dozen protesters stationed themselves in front of the school, evenly split between costume supporters and opponents. The supporters set up a table with refreshments in front of the school sign, and several wore construction-paper headdresses. Foes stood about 40 feet away, carrying signs that said, "Don't Celebrate Genocide."
The discussion between the two groups grew so heated that school officials called police, and officials separated the protesters onto separate sidewalks, said Claremont Police Lt. Dennis Smith.

Having less in common, it isn't as easy for moonbats and patriots to set aside their differences as it was for Indians and pilgrims. But that's no reason not to try. Here's wishing Ms. Raheja a Happy Thanksgiving.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:28 AM

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November 26, 2008

Americans With No Abilities Act Won't Be Needed

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:25 AM

Here's a surprise: Snopes.com says the Americans With No Abilities Act isn't on the level:

WASHINGTON , DC — Congress is considering sweeping legislation which will provide new benefits for many Americans. The Americans With No Abilities Act (AWNAA) is being hailed as a major legislative goal by advocates of the millions of Americans who lack any real skills or ambition.
"Roughly 50 percent of Americans do not possess the competence and drive necessary to carve out a meaningful role for themselves in society," said California Senator Barbara Boxer. "We can no longer stand by and allow People of Inability to be ridiculed and passed over. With this legislation, employers will no longer be able to grant special favors to a small group of workers, simply because they have some idea of what they are doing."
In a Capitol Hill press conference, House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pointed to the success of the U.S. Postal Service, which has a long-standing policy of providing opportunity without regard to performance. Approximately 74 percent of postal employees lack any job skills, making this agency the single largest U.S. employer of Persons of Inability. … At the state government level, the Department of Motor Vehicles also has a great record of hiring Persons of Inability (63%).
Under the Americans With No Abilities Act, more than 25 million "middle man" positions will be created, with important-sounding titles but little real responsibility, thus providing an illusory sense of purpose and performance.
Mandatory non-performance-based raises and promotions will be given, to guarantee upward mobility for even the most unremarkable employees. The legislation provides substantial tax breaks to corporations that promote a significant number of Persons of Inability into middle-management positions, and gives a tax credit to small and medium-sized businesses that agree to hire one clueless worker for every two talented hires.
Finally, the AWNA Act contains tough new measures to make it more difficult to discriminate against the Non-abled — banning, for example, discriminatory interview questions such as "Do you have any skills or experience which relate to this job?"
"As a Non-abled person, I can't be expected to keep up with people who have something going for them," said Mary Lou Gertz, who lost her position as a lug-nut twister at the GM plant in Flint , Michigan , due to her lack of any discernible job skills. "This new law should really help people like me." With the passage of this bill, Gertz and millions of other untalented citizens will finally see a light at the end of the tunnel.
Said Senator Ted Kennedy: "As a Senator With No Abilities, I believe the same privileges that elected officials enjoy ought to be extended to every American with no abilities. It is our duty as lawmakers to provide each and every American citizen, regardless of his or her adequacy, with some sort of space to take up in this great nation."

How crestfallen persons of inability must be to learn this invitation to Hope was a hoax. But it looks like the AWNA Act won't be needed anyway. After the government has finished nationalizing the banking and automotive industries, and then moves on to healthcare, there will be vast sectors of the economy run like the post office, the DMV, and public schools, where ability is irrelevant.

On a tip from Byron.



Bailed Out Banks Paid Slick Willie $Millions for Speeches

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:32 AM

No wonder financial institutions require the government to steal $billions from us to prop them up, if this is an example of how wisely they allocate their resources:

Four major banks, including one that collapsed, two that received federal bailout money and one that filed for bankruptcy this past September, paid former President Clinton $2.1 million for 13 speeches he delivered on their behalf between 2004-2007, according to Senate financial disclosure statements filed by Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.).
Citigroup paid Bill Clinton $700,000; Goldman Sachs paid $950,000; Lehman Brothers paid $300,000 and Merrill Lynch paid $175,000 to the former president for speeches during that time period. Sen. Clinton's 2008 financial disclosure reports are not yet available.

No worries — we taxpayers can more than make it up to them. Goldman Sachs has received $10 billion in federal bailout money, and Citigroup has received $25 billion. What a coincidence: the ones who shoveled the most cash at the Clintons were the ones who got the bailouts. Banks will no doubt learn not to be so stingy from the lesson of bankrupt Lehman Brothers and bought-out Merrill Lynch.

When we have no money left for bureaucrats to loot from us on behalf of their corrupt cronies, Chairman O can just print up some more, or sell what's left of our future to the communist Chinese.

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Showered with money by bailed-out banks.

On a tip from Charles O.



Prince Accused of Morality

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:01 AM

The creepily androgynous pop star once again known as Prince has reportedly indulged in morality. The New Yorker reports:

When asked about his perspective on social issues — gay marriage, abortion — Prince tapped his Bible and said, "God came to earth and saw people sticking it wherever and doing it with whatever, and he just cleared it all out. He was, like, 'Enough.'"

Obviously a musician who can distinguish between right and wrong and even refers to the Bible is not viable in the godless cesspool the entertainment establishment promotes as our popular culture. Gasps the Dish Rag at the LA Times:

He's now against gays having equal rights? Wow. Talk about alienating your base.

The Prince camp is in damage control mode, claiming he was grossly misquoted. But the liberal elite snoots at the New Yorker stand by their shocking exposé.

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Rolling Stone isn't going to like this.

On a tip from Burning Hot.



McCain Campaign Played the Race Card on Itself

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:31 AM

The liberal media wasn't alone in refusing to publicize the many factors that should have disqualified the Moonbat Messiah from being elected president. The inept McCain campaign did so too — out of terror of being perceived as playing the race card against a candidate who was elected primarily because of his race. Advertising ace Fred Davis III had his hands tied:

"My favorite ad of the campaign was as simple as it could be," Davis said. "And it started out something like, 'Long before the world knew of John McCain or Barack Obama, one of them spent five years in a hellhole because he refused early release to honor his fellow prisoners, while the other one wouldn't walk out of a church after 20 years of the guy spewing hatred towards America.' And the last line was, 'Character matters, especially when no one is listening.'" The ad never ran, however, because McCain ruled the topic of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the preacher of Obama's Chicago church, out of bounds shortly after he locked up the Republican nomination.
Good advertising men are almost always mischiefmakers at heart, the sort who don't mind a little confrontation and who revel in a bit of controversy. And so Davis is wistful at the missed opportunities of the McCain campaign. "I made a list once, which no one will ever see, of all the reasons that my hands were tied on this campaign," he says. "And I've never had a list this long." One of his biggest struggles, Davis says, was to come up with negative spots against a historic, groundbreaking candidate without stepping on taboos. "One of the big hands that I felt was tied behind my back was [that] so many things — like [Obama's record on] crime — you would logically do were perceived as 'Oh, we can't do that. That was playing the race card,'" he says, adding that the campaign created a whole series of crime attacks against Obama that were never aired. "Reverend Wright? 'Oh, can't do that; they'll say we are playing the race card.' [William] Ayers? For the longest time, 'Oh, can't do that. We're playing the race card.'"
Davis says that concern about race played a major role in the entire aesthetic of McCain's ads. The photographs of Obama that the ads used, for instance, which often showed Obama elongated and smiling, were carefully selected, he recalls. "We chose them with only one thing in mind, and that is to not make them bad pictures because bad pictures would be seen as racist," Davis says. "How many shots in their ads did they use a John McCain [photo] looking decent and smiling?" He says the campaign also agonized over the music in the ads, paying special care not to play drum-heavy tracks that could be seen as an African tribal reference. "We were held to a totally different standard," he says.

As an idiot could have predicted, McCain was accused of racism anyway:

Nevertheless, the McCain campaign was unable to escape the charge that it was playing the race card. An Associated Press analysis called the campaign's invocations of the once violent 1960s radical Ayers "racially tinged" because they evoked the word terrorist. McCain was also accused of playing on race for running an ad that highlighted Obama's relationship with Franklin Raines, a former executive at Fannie Mae who is black. Says Davis: "I never saw anybody play the race card but the Obama campaign."

Unless the insanity of political correctness abates, we may have seen our last white president for awhile. The advantage of being black is so overwhelming, it could even get a skeevy community activist with no serious credentials who has spent his life being mentored by communists, terrorists, and black supremacists to be installed in the White House.

On a tip from Dennis S.



Moonbats Crusade Against Toilets

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:43 AM

Add toilets to the long list of amenities progressives want to take away from you on behalf of the polar bears:

Speaking at the recent World Toilet Summit in Macau, World Toilet Organisation founder Jack Sims said the concept of the flushing toilet was unsustainable.
Mr Sims said a culture where people flushed their loos but disregarded the thousands of litres of wasted drinking water each year was one of sanitation's greatest challenges.
"This 'flush and forget' attitude creates a new problem which we have to revisit," he said.

The solution to modern plumbing is the same one liberals propose for all problems real and imagined: more taxes.

There have already been calls by Australian experts to reduce the amount of water wasted through toilet flushing with a proposed new toilet tax.
Adelaide University's Water Management Professor Mike Young said the tax would encourage people to take shorter showers, recycle washing machine water or connect rainwater tanks to internal plumbing.
"Some people may go as far as not flushing their toilet as often, as the less sewage you produce the less the rate you pay," Professor Young said.

No doubt liberals will regard it as a step toward inclusiveness when the whole world starts to smell like a commune full of hippies.

The same article notes:

Lack of suitable toilets and sanitation kills approximately 1.8 million people a year, many of them children.

Had these children lived, think of the carbon they would have emitted!

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Someone's desk chair is now politically incorrect. Via Offbeat Enough.

On a tip from Burning Hot.



Cystic Fibrosis Is Too White to Cure

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:09 AM

Finding a cure for cystic fibrosis has been deemed politically incorrect, on the grounds that this awful disease tends to effect those who deserve to suffer — the source of all evil, male Caucasians:

OTTAWA - The Carleton University Students' Association has voted to drop a cystic fibrosis charity as the beneficiary of its annual Shinearama fundraiser, supporting a motion that argued the disease is not "inclusive" enough.
Cystic fibrosis "has been recently revealed to only affect white people, and primarily men" said the motion read Monday night to student councillors, who voted almost unanimously in favour of it.

Here I was thinking racism was a purely imaginary problem, like global warming. But among progressives, it is not only real but vicious.

As always, the moonbats are wrong on multiple levels:

The rationale for dropping cystic fibrosis as the beneficiary is not correct, [Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation chief executive Cathleen Morrison] said. CF is diagnosed just as often among girls as boys, although the health of girls deteriorates more rapidly, she said. It is commonly considered an illness that affects Caucasians, but that includes people from the Middle East, South America, North Africa and the Indian subcontinent.
"'Caucasian' as we understand it isn't just white people," said Morrison. "It includes people with a whole rainbow of skins."

This means that even some people whose lives are deemed by moonbats to have value are effected. Maybe cystic fibrosis is a bad thing after all.

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For once MedlinePlus should have used a picture of a white guy.

On tips from V the K and Antara.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:32 AM

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Hat tip: Caption This!



November 25, 2008

Pretty in Mink

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:06 AM

This ought to drive moonbats straight into the walls of their caves: a calendar featuring conservative women in fur.

Sure enough, liberals are frothing at the mouth again. 23/6 denounces the pictures as "revolting." You be the judge:

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Revolted? Then you just might be a moonbat.

Lisps The Village Voice:

We're just surprised they didn't show the ladies beating vagrants to death with pearl-handled canes.

Gawker squawks that Michelle Malkin is "perpetually enraged" and Ann Coulter is "predictably enraging." at-Largely sputters that Ann Coulter is a "Neo-Nazi Barbie."

Disgrasian sactimoniously chides:

I just don't understand why someone would skin scores of rodent-like creatures (35 to 65 on average) only to outfit another.

All things considered, you can't blame envious liberals for getting a little catty. Via Bruce Jacobs:

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On a tip from Burning Hot.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:34 AM

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At the Top of My Christmas Wish List

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:15 AM

As moonbats flap forth from their rank caves in the media and academia to lay claim to the entire federal government, this Christmas gift idea could never be more appropriate:

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From The UberReview:

This vampire killing kit, which hopefully was not used, was built in the 1800s and features all that one would need to do battle with preternatural forces of evil. It has a Bible, holy water, a cross, silver bullets, a gun, candles, knives, garlic and last but not least, the all important wooden stakes. I am guessing that the garlic was replaced, but the rest of the stuff looks suitably old.

If only enough of these kits had been in circulation before McCain was nominated and Obama was elected, we'd be looking forward to a happier New Year.

On a tip from Steve T.



Yonkers Features Boatload of Moonbattery

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:55 AM

Hand me a bucket, I feel a little seasick:

YONKERS — The city's latest tourist attraction, a floating environmental center, dropped anchor Monday at the city's waterfront.
The Science Barge traveled from New York City to its new permanent home across from the recently opened Hudson Park apartment towers on the downtown waterfront. The barge features large solar panels, greenhouses and wind turbines that teach lessons about renewable energy, sustainable farming and integrated ecological systems. …
Stephanie Montenegro, 14, a Riverside High School ninth-grader, tried one of the tomatoes grown in the barge's greenhouses. She said she was excited about the barge's arrival in the city.
She added that the barge would appeal to schoolchildren because it illustrates topics taught at many public schools.

So much for the three R's. Al Gore must be delighted.

The story features this picture:

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From the original caption:

Tony "Moonhawk" Langhorn blesses the arrival of the Science Barge when it docked Monday at the Yonkers Pier.

The Tony "Moonbat" Langhorns of the world probably won't mind when the next generation can't figure out how to get the lights to come on.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Regulators Take Aim at Blogs

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:30 AM

In moonbatty Washington State, regulators are setting their sights on the blogosphere:

State regulators are wondering whether online political activism amounts to lobbying, which could force Web-based activists to publicly detail their finances.

As in dictatorships, and as the Founding Fathers would be horrified to know, attempts to rally people for political causes are regulated by the government, thank you John McCain et al. Newspaper editorialists and radio commentators have been given exemptions, because they are considered part of the establishment. Whether bloggers get First Amendment rights too is still up for debate.

It may not be long before we have our own version of Jingjing and Chacha:

…when netizens visit all the main portals of Shenzhen city, Guangdong, they will see two cartoon figures "Jingjing" and "Chacha" (Jing Cha = Police). The image of Shenzhen Internet Police will officially be online. From now on, when netizens visit websites and web forums of Shenzhen, they will see these two cartoon police images floating on their screen. Our reporter learned that these are the images of Shenzhen Internet Police, presented by Internet Surveillance Division of Shenzhen Public Security Bureau, for the first time in China.
"The Internet police has existed for a long time. This time we publish the image of Internet Police in the form of a cartoon, the purpose is to let all internet users know that the Internet is not a place beyond of law, the Internet Police will maintain order in all online behaviors," said Director Chen of the Information Center, Internet Security and Surveillance division, of Shenzhen Public Security Bureau.

You have to wonder if Jingjing and Chacha are part of the Chicom infrastructure Chairman O so admires. Enjoy your favorite blogs while you can.

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Jingjing and Chacha are watching where you surf.

On tips from Kevin R.



Incarcerated Terrorists Treated to £3,500 Worth of Takeaway Curry

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:49 AM

The taxpayers' pound sterling at work in dhimmified Britainistan:

Muslim prisoners at a maximum security jail were treated to £3,500 of takeaway curries to mark a religious festival.
Some 200 inmates at Whitemoor prison near March in Cambridgeshire had meals worth around £18 each after complaining about the quality of jail food.

The prison's population includes al Qaeda terrorists. Bureauweenies are looking into "reports that standard security checks to ensure weapons or contraband were not being smuggled in with the dishes were not carried out in case the meals got cold."

According to a spokeswoman, the Prison Service "respects and is required to facilitate religious and cultural festivals." This must be why prison staff drove 40 miles to pick up the food from an overpriced takeaway to celebrate the end of Ramadan. What the heck, it isn't their money — except insofar as they pay taxes. The important thing is that terrorists be pampered and coddled, lest they feel themselves oppressed.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Attention Congress: Bailout Needed at Seattle's OpShOp

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:00 AM

Moonbats can do anything normal people can do, even run businesses. They just can't do it competently.

A shop that lets you pay what [you] want is becoming another casualty of the sagging economy.
Come Thanksgiving, the OpShOp on Seattle's Queen Anne Hill will close its doors.
"I ask people when they pay to pay with their head or their heart," said OpShOp owner Jane Horowitz.

At least she's feeling no pain, out there with the rainbows and unicorns in Moonbatland:

Horowitz is at peace with her fate and she promises this isn't the last of the OpShOp.
"I've always said this place is magical, so maybe something magical will come of it," said Horowitz.

Despite her failure to learn from her failure, Horowitz's goofy shop reveals that moonbattery is not a sound economic policy. Let's hope Chairman O gets the news before it's too late.

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Shoppers browse through free rubbish at the OpShOp.

On a tip from V the K.



November 24, 2008

Airlines Forced to Provide Free Extra Seats

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:08 PM

A healthy society honors health. A strong society honors strength. Likewise, in a moonbatty society, defects are regarded almost as holy.

It wasn't enough that anywhere you might want to park a car has the best places set aside in symbolic reverence for the handicapped, even at locations the truly handicapped would never go. Now this:

Canada's two largest airlines must give disabled and morbidly obese passengers an extra free seat on domestic flights, beginning in January, after the Supreme Court refused yesterday to consider the carriers' appeal of a federal order.

Joanne Neubauer, a superior citizen by virtue of having rheumatoid arthritis, crowed victoriously:

This means I'm equal now. I'm just so excited and happy that justice prevailed.

Not only is she equal, she's twice as equal as normal people, who have to pay double if they want two seats.

The ruling is expected to benefit would-be travellers like Linda McKay-Panos, a Calgarian who has secured a declaration from the Federal Court of Appeal that she is obese enough to be considered disabled.
Ms. McKay-Panos, executive director of the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre, said yesterday that she has not travelled on Air Canada since 1997, when she endured a "humiliating" flight in which the airline refused her an extra seat even though "my hips were flowing over the arm rest, my hips were basically on the lap of the person who sat beside me."

Now Air Canada can no longer oppress her.

Once society loses track of the concept of property, any extreme of idiocy is possible. Planes no longer belong to airlines, but to petty tyrant bureauweenies, who pass out free seats to the favored, which the rest of us pay for through higher fares.

Fortunately, no one's perfect. We all have some sort of defect we can nurture and exaggerate, giving us an opportunity to join the elite. Next schizophrenics will request free seats for their imaginary friends, grouches will insist on their own row as a reward for being socially impaired, the olfactorily sensitive will demand a whole section of the plane because smelling other people's flatulence makes them feel victimized, et cetera, ad nauseam.

In the end, the courts will order airlines to give us each our own private plane. But then all the planes will be grounded, in case the exhaust hurts the polar bears.

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Look who get four seats for the price of two.

On tips from hiram and Antara.



How It's Possible That Barack Obama Was Elected President

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:55 PM

This explains it:

On a tip from Wiggins.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:51 AM

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Soon to be behind the wheel of the economy. Via Free Republic.



Ann Curry Fails

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:37 AM

Climb every mountain, is the moonbat can-do creed — except the high ones, because someone might get hurt:

The "Today" show's Ann Curry didn't make it to the top of Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro.
Altitude sickness and forbidding weather forced the NBC morning show's crew to stop about 3,000 feet short of the 19,000-foot summit. They were climbing to draw attention to environmental problems, and hoped to hit the top for Friday's show.
Curry reported to her "Today" show colleagues Thursday that she was heading back down.
Said Curry: "Here's the bottom line: I just did not want to live with any one of us having any kind of serious injury just to get us live from the top of this mountain. It just wasn't worth it."

But that's okay, Ann…

Said anchor Matt Lauer: "We're all proud of you and the team."

Global warming hoaxers have been trying to exploit Mount Kilimanjaro, because some are uninformed enough to think its shrinking ice has to do with the nonexistent global warming crisis. The actual cause is deforestation of the surrounding area.

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NBC's less than intrepid Ann Curry.

On a tip from Warren E.



Greedy Idiot Sues McDonald's for His Having Left Dirty Pictures of His Wife There

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:11 AM

Question: Whose fault is it if you have nude photos of your wife on your cell phone, and you leave the phone in a McDonald's, resulting in lewd calls and text messages and the photos appearing online?

Answer: It's the fault of McDonald's, because big corporations have lots of money to be looted.

Phillip Sherman of Fayetteville, Arkansas is suing for a humble $3 million. Imagine how much it might have been if he had spilled hot coffee on the phone.

On a tip from conservativeteen.



A Fit Place for Pigeons to Relieve Themselves

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:59 AM

New York City offers a preview of the sort of public monuments we can expect to pay for now that the Executive and Legislative branches have fallen to left-wing extremists. In Central Park, at 5th Avenue and 60th Street, stands a statue of Che Guevara, the communist executioner who planned terrorist attacks against the citizens of New York.

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Appropriately, the statue was financed with funds expropriated by force from taxpayers, courtesy of the Public Art Fund, the City of New York, the NEA, and the New York Council for the Arts.

On tips from Byron, nanc, and jomama. Hat tip: Say Anything.



As the Fire Dwindles, the Wolves Close In

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:22 AM

What kind of future are we leaving for the next generation, now that we have embraced our civilization's decline by electing Barack Obama? Britain can show us — it's one step ahead on the road to voluntary ruin. This story is emblematic:

A senior police officer has been attacked by a gang and hit with a brick while out with his wife and son.
He was targeted by four people — one a girl of 15 — in Surrey.
Det Supt Gary Richardson, 49, deputy chief of Operation Trident, the drive against gun crime in black communities, was attacked in West Molesey. …
Surrey Police … said he was walking along a road with his family when he was attacked. Two men shouted abuse before hitting him on the back of the head with a brick.

The perpetrators were arrested, but they're out on bail.

When police officers can't take their families out the door without risking attack by savages, it appears the poets' bleakest prophesies are coming true. As Yeats foresaw the triumph of moonbattery:

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

At least when the flame of civilization flickers out, we won't have to worry about it causing global warming.

On a tip from conservativeteen.



Iranians Know Enough to Loathe Code Pink

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:50 AM

Top Obama donation bundler Jodie Evans has been in Iran with her Code Pinko cohorts, denouncing America to the terrorist regime and having a high old time. Here she is with Medea Benjamin and fellow treasonous kook Ann Wright:

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Not everyone was pleased to hear the Code Pinkos chirp about their exploits on their blog. An Iranian reaction:

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But this is unlikely to threaten Evans's prospects of becoming Ambassador to Iran under the next administration.

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



The Hype Continues

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:25 AM

Via Mother, May I Sleep With Treacher, here's an actual poll accompanying a puff piece on the wonders of the Moonbat Messiah at the Philadelphia Enquirer:

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Someone at the paper woke up and took Bobby Kennedy off. Now all they have to do is add Jimmy Carter and Pol Pot.

On a tip from V the K.



Tinseltown's Limousine Leftists Threaten to Strike Again

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:07 AM

Hollywood isn't just out of touch with American values. It's out of touch with the whole planet. As the stock market tailspins in the aftermath of Obama's election and our soon-to-be socialist government pledges to bankrupt whole generations by handing out $7.4 TRILLION of our money, the Screen Actors Guild has threatened to go on strike again.

To quote one of the few worthwhile movies to come out of Tinseltown in the last 40 years: Go ahead, make my day.

We've got real problems now. Once the Obama economy gets underway, La-La Land could drop into the sea and no one would notice.

On tips from Wiggins and Mike.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:48 AM

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$Zillions in free money! Via Freaking News.



November 23, 2008

Moonbat Judge Saves Killer Illegal Alien From Deportation

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:10 PM

The USA isn't the only place where illegal aliens are a menace on the roads. From Britain:

An illegal immigrant who killed a brilliant young writer by driving into her at 60mph cannot be deported because it would breach his human rights.
Ahsan Sabri, 28, was unlicensed and not properly insured when he roared through a red light and ploughed into Oxford University graduate Sophie Warne.
The 30-year-old died instantly from a broken neck. She had published five books, was writing her first novel and was about to announce her engagement.

Sabri, who entered Britain 10 years ago on a student visa, wisely married a local woman. Lord Justice Sir Martin Moron-Brickhead, I mean Moore-Bick, ruled that if Sabri was sent packing back to Pakistan, and his wife came with him, her being a Christian would result in "broadly based threats and difficulties." So Sabri gets to stay.

An immigration tribunal had ruled last year that Sabri should be deported. But the British taxpayer came to his rescue:

Sabri, funded by legal aid, appealed.

Some advice for criminal riffraff: just keep appealing until you hit a moonbat judge. It rarely takes long, and even if it does, someone else will pay the bill.

Too bad Britain can't deport Lord Justice Sir Moron-Brickhead.

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Ahsan Sabri, beneficiary of moonbattery.

On a tip from Antara.



Chairman O's Polar Bear–Oppressing Obamobile

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:24 AM

Comrade Obama appears willing to plunge the country into a depression if that's what it takes to reduce harmless CO2 emissions. He has threatened to reduce over a million Americans to puttering around in pathetic little electric deathtraps by 2015. But The One won't go so far as to ride in a hybrid himself:

The Obamobile being prepared for the president-elect is said to be a monster gas-guzzler made by General Motors, the troubled car giant. It will look like a black Cadillac but is built like a tank. A spy photographer who tracks down future car models for magazines snatched pictures of the heavily disguised first-car-in-waiting when it was being road-tested last summer.
The armour-plated car, which has a raised roof, windows up to 5in thick, extra-strength tyres and a body made of steel, aluminium, titanium and ceramics, is thought to be based on a GMC 2500 truck that gets less than 10 miles to the gallon. Three cars are believed to be in production so that two can serve as decoys.

Meanwhile, on the topic of the sacrifices others will need to make to avert the imaginary global warming crisis:

Obama repeated his campaign pledge to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050 and to invest $15 billion a year on energy-saving technologies despite the economic melt-down. "Now is the time to confront this challenge once and for all," Obama said. "Delay is no longer an option. Denial is no longer an acceptable response."

Needless to say, that $15 billion comes out of our pockets, not his — just like the gas bill for his fleet of Obamobiles.

Suffering to save the polar bears is for us little people, not the Moonbat Messiah.

Hat tip: It's Curtains for You…



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:57 AM

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The Waxman cometh. Compliments of Mr. Right.



Another Bauble for the Moonbat Holiday Tree

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:32 AM

Here's another winter solstice decoration for the moonbats on your Christmas list, compliments of the Arizona Red Star:

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The handmade flat circular ornaments measure 2 7/8 inches across. They are made of porcelain and include a red ribbon for hanging on the tree.

These cost $7.99, so buy now, before Comrade Obama spreads your wealth around.

Hat tip: Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder.



November 22, 2008

Separated at Birth?

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:35 AM

Credit where it's due: maybe the Moonbat Messiah has experience that will help him deal with scorpions like Putin and Ahmadinejad after all:

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Via Annie's Inferno, on a tip from Jimbo.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:17 AM

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You're getting liberal… more liberal… On a tip from nanc.



November 21, 2008

Robert Reich Returns to Dampen Expectations

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:11 AM

Slick Willy's Secretary of Labor, who has been working as a garden gnome for the last few years, has reemerged as a member of the Moonbat Messiah's transition team. Here's Robert Reich performing a crucial task — throwing a wet blanket on the absurd expectations that a sophomoric Marxist with virtually no experience or qualifications will be able to turn around the economy, rather than send it into a steeper dive as the stock market has predicted by plunging since his election:

This might be a long haul. 2009 is going to be a very hard year. Some economists say we won't be out of this for two years, others are saying it may be three, or four, maybe five years.

That is, our economic doldrums will continue at least two years if Republicans drive out the RINOs and pull a 1994 in 2010, at least four if we have to wait until 2012 before adults have a say in how the government is run.

Meanwhile, Obama puppeteer David Axelrod keeps making ominous references to FDR, who came to power during an economic crisis that he milked and prolonged, leaving our democracy and our economy permanently weakened by radically expanding the size and scope of the federal government.

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Robert Reich, garden gnome extraordinaire, presses some flesh.

On a tip from Conan.



Prop 8 Tantrums and Respect for Democracy

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:28 AM

Militant homosexuals don't seem willing to wait for moonbat judges to overrule the will of the people. Chuck Norris summarizes their response to the passage of a ban on the tasteless travesty of homosexual marriage:

Protestors of Proposition 8 in California (the marriage amendment) shoved aside a 69-year-old woman who was bearing a cross. They reportedly spit on her and stomped on her cross. They then aligned themselves in a human barricade, blocking the media from getting to or interviewing the woman.
Prop. 8 supporter Jose Nunez, 37, was assaulted brutally while distributing yard signs to other supporters after church services at the St. Stanislaus Parish in Modesto.
Calvary Chapel Chino Hills was spray painted by vandals after they learned that the church served as an official collection point for Prop. 8 petitions.
Letters containing white powder (obviously mimicking anthrax) were sent to the Salt Lake City headquarters of the Mormon church and to a temple in Los Angeles. (Thankfully, the FBI said the substance was nontoxic.)
The 25-year artistic director of the California Musical Theatre, who also happens to be a Mormon, was muscled to resign because of his $1,000 donation to the campaign to ban gay marriage in California.
A pro-homosexual, pro-anarchy organization named Bash Back marched into the middle of a church service and flung fliers and condoms to the congregants. They also hung a banner from the balcony that featured two lesbians in provocative positions at the pulpit.
And lastly, the tolerance-preaching activists also have taken their anger to the blogosphere, where posts have planted ideas ranging from burning churches to storming the citadels of government until our society is forced to overturn Prop. 8.

Rather than throw tantrums, conservatives distraught over the catastrophic presidential election are buckling up for a rough ride and making plans to drive the RINO mediocrities out of the Republican Party so that we can field more electable candidates in the future. This is in part because conservatives tend to be grownups, whereas liberals live in perpetual adolescence. But it is also because one of the main things conservatives want to conserve is the democratic process that allows the people to exert control over the government.

As evidenced by the rampant voter fraud on behalf of Obama and the reaction by liberals to not getting their way on Prop 8, this respect for democracy as an end in itself is not shared by the left.

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On a tip from Murff.



Separated at Birth?

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:17 AM

Physically moonbats often pass for humans, despite the pasty sickliness sometimes produced by vegetarian diets. But there are those whose true nature is more obvious. Take the new Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee for instance:

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When in doubt as to whether you are dealing with a moonbat or an actual person, use the tried and true method of presenting them with a cross or American flag and gauging the reaction.

On a tip from Dr. Zarkov.



Smoking Is Okay When Obama Does It

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:23 AM

The nuanced liberal mind grasps that everything depends on context. Even smoking, which libs have been self-righteously railing against for decades, can be cool under certain circumstances — for example, if the Moonbat Messiah does it. From a WaPo ode to The One entitled "Let the Guy Smoke":

As for being a role model for youths, Obama's good habits outweigh this single bad one. … Obama's steely calm is now one of our country's major assets. If he needs an occasional cigarette to preserve it, let's hand him an ashtray, offer him a light and look the other way.

It would take more than a cigarette for Obama to face characters like Putin with "steely calm." Reagan this guy ain't.

WaPo argues that while serving as president would be the wrong time for BHO to stress himself out by kicking the habit. You can't help but think of Lloyd Bridges in Airplane!:

"Looks like I picked the wrong day to stop smoking…"
"Looks like I picked the wrong day to stop drinking…"
"Looks like I picked the wrong day to stop sniffing glue…"

Why don't we just put him on Ritalin and let a grownup be president?

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Even smoking is okay when The One does it.

On a tip from V the K.



Cretin Mobile: Moonbat Phone Service

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:59 AM

Moonbats have their own reality, why shouldn't they have their own phone service? Barks CREDO Mobile CEO Laura Scher:

It was the greed-is-good 1980s. Gordon Gekko, and all that. A lot of my friends got out of college and headed straight to Wall Street. But I wanted something different — or rather, I wanted to make a difference.

So to punish the fictional Gekko and the capitalist system Oliver Stone used him to so cartoonishly misrepresent, Scher founded Working Assets, a commie company that has now produced CREDO,

an innovative long distance service where 1% of your charges goes to progressive nonprofits you vote on, your bill serves as a progressive newsletter and your phone company as a progressive lobby.

Beneficiaries include the ACLU, Greenpeace, and Planned Parenthood. Take that, 1980s!

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For when even your phone service has to be moonbatty.

On a tip from Libsare.



Taxing Tech Moves Forward, Privacy Moves Back

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:52 AM

Here's one that almost slipped past. Bureaucrats are putting our tax dollars to a predictable use: coming up with new ways to tax us.

Two hundred Triangle drivers will be recruited this fall to road-test a satellite-technology system that might be used one day to collect highway taxes on every mile we drive … The $16.5 million Road User Charge Study will enlist drivers in six states to determine whether the technology works, and whether Americans would accept a new mileage tax. Volunteers will be asked how they feel about technology that collects information about their driving.

I'm sure Obamunists will feel reassured by the idea of Chairman O's minions watching over every mile we drive, the better to spread our wealth around.

On a tip from jomama.



LA Mayor: Jesus Would Support Homosexual Marriage

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:20 AM

The travesty of homosexual marriage has been struck down in California, but that hasn't stopped the onslaught of blasphemy from the newly empowered lunatic left. Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has announced that Jesus supports sacrificing marriage on the altar of political correctness:

I like to believe that the Jesus I love, the Jesus I pray to, didn't just talk about being a shepherd. He knew that the role of the shepherd was to bring the flock in — all of the flock, every one of us.

The same reasoning would allow NAMBLA creepazoids to marry Cub Scouts. They're all part of the flock, right?

With the backing of his liberal degenerate version of Jesus, Villaraigosa proclaimed that he will keep fighting to impose homosexual marriage "all the way to the White House" — which has now fallen to the moonbat fifth column, just like Los Angeles.

Homosexuality is explicitly and repeatedly forbidden in the Bible, and for good reason. But liberals order Christianity à la carte, taking the parts they find convenient and ignoring the rest.

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Mayor Villaraigosa, ACLU bigwig and distinguished theologian.

On a tip from Steve T.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:29 AM

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Compliments of Diversity Lane.



November 20, 2008

Congress Puts Left-Wing Maniac in Charge of Deliberately Crippling Economy

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:34 PM

In case you were hoping that Congress would exert some sort of moderating influence on the adolescent Marxist who will soon be president:

President-elect Barack Obama's call for urgent action on climate change received a double-barreled boost Thursday on Capitol Hill, as Democrats dethroned a leader who had been an obstacle and pledged to move aggressively on energy and the environment.
In a victory for environmentalists, Rep. Henry Waxman of Los Angeles ousted John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress, as chairman of the House committee that handles all energy, climate change and health care legislation.

Though a moonbat, Dingle is from Michigan and consequently has hesitated to impose impossible burdens on the auto industry. Waxman is from La-La Land, and couldn't care less if the burdens he imposes on capitalists are possible.

The fact that global warming is not real makes no difference to Henry Waxman. To get an idea of how reasonable the guy is, consider that he helped Code Pink funnel $600,000 to the terrorists fighting our troops in Fallujah.

Fatal car crashes must often produce moments like this — instants that seem to stretch on forever as your stomach sinks and you realize that it's really going to happen: your car is really going off the bridge into the icy river far below. Barack Obama really has been elected, and a Congress controlled by unhinged leftists will back to the hilt his plans to destroy America's economy so that socialism can be imposed.

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This grotesquerie will have us eating out of Dumpsters.

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



Community Activists Continue to Exacerbate Housing Crisis

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:25 AM

The community activist types — like Barack Obama — who helped bring about our financial crisis by using Jimmy Carter's insane Community Reinvestment Act to terrorize banks into making bad loans based on race are still causing havoc. IBD reports on self-described "bank terrorist" Bruce Marks:

Bruce Marks, founder of the leftist Neighborhood Assistance Corp. of America, makes a good living shaking down banks for loans to deadbeat borrowers that he thinks are entitled to homes.
Last month, he and about 100 urban protesters stormed Fannie Mae's headquarters, demanding it stop foreclosures on subprime houses — the same homes his group pressured Fannie to fund.
As usual, the bullying tactics worked: Fannie Mae is now reviewing every foreclosure, while increasing the number of mortgages it restructures by lowering interest rates and extending loan terms to make payments more affordable. The government-backed firm guarantees some 30% of the nation's outstanding mortgages.
Marks founded Boston-based NACA last decade to fulfill his warped sense of the American dream. He thinks owning a home is a right, not a goal. And he thinks every American should have a house — even those who can't pay for one.
Marks, who proudly calls himself a bank terrorist, has extorted billions of dollars from Citigroup and other large banks to subsidize uncreditworthy borrowers in the inner city, where he accused the banks of "redlining."

Marks believes that expecting The Oppressed to have good credit or make a down payment before receiving a mortgage loan is "patronizing and racist." According to moonbat ideology, it is everyone's right to have the home they want at someone else's expense.

Even before The One ascends to the White House, the government is already infested with leftists who share Marks's viewpoint:

Congress' banking committee chiefs, Sen. Chris Dodd and Rep. Barney Frank, are also demanding banks stop foreclosures. And guess who they've invited to testify about that? That's right: Marks, who has proposed stopping all resets on subprime adjustable mortgages and allowing late payments for up to 90 days. Marks insists that regulators "force" lenders to restructure their loans to prevent foreclosures from going forward.

Marks gives an example of the sort of testimony he'll offer the socialists running Congress:

NACA has done lending the right way. No down payment. No closing costs. No fees. No perfect credit. At a below-market fixed rate.

This must have sounded wonderful, until society got the bill in the form of a collapsed mortgage industry that — combined with the corruption, irresponsibility, and incompetence of our congressional kakistocracy — is bringing down the entire economy.

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Soon folks like Marks will have complete control of the economy.

On tips from Dennis S, Watching, nanc, and Name.



Nappy Napolitano to Head Homeland Security

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:56 AM

To the disillusionment of anyone who imagined Obama would even pretend to take the War on Terror or border defense seriously, Arizona's unsuccessful governor Janet "Nappy" Napolitano has apparently received her pieces of silver for backing The One in the form of the top spot at Homeland Security.

Michelle Malkin explains what this means for border security:

Napolitano's heart lies with the shamnesty crowd. She vetoed a bill cracking down on phony matricula consular cards for illegal aliens and rejected efforts allowing more cooperation between local law enforcement and the feds. She opposes assimilationist measures on English language and ID requirements to prevent voter fraud; she supports in-state tuition discounts for illegal aliens.

Crappy Nappy, as some fondly call her, can be expected to do for the DHS bureaucracy what she did for Arizona's state government: bloat it with flab until it can't be sustained. She has turned a $1 billion surplus into a $2 billion deficit.

Nappy the Troll's exit will be the best thing to happen in the Grand Canyon State since Barry Goldwater was born. But as Phoenix talk host Bruce Jacobs points out, Arizona's gain will be America's pain.

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Nappy's alleged proclivities will help her fit in with our new rulers. Via Sonoran Alliance.

On a tip from Byron.



Curtailing Public Drunkenness Is Racist

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:17 AM

Moonbats have discovered evidence that curtailing public drunkenness is racist:

San Jose Police received a grilling public drunkenness arrests at a meeting to review police policy Tuesday night. Dozens of speakers lined up to express their frustration at the number of arrests and who is also being arrested … nearly two-thirds of the alleged offenders are Latino. San Jose's population is roughly one-third Latino, fueling speculation that they are being targeted by police.

That San Jose's Latinos are prone to public drunkenness is an obvious conclusion that political correctness forbids authorities to draw.

For the sake of social justice, every time the police arrest an illegal alien for staggering around drunk, barfing on passers-by, they ought to haul in some random white person for minding his own business. Otherwise, community activists are liable to launch a lawsuit.

On a tip from Mark L.



Outrageous eHarmony Verdict Not Sufficiently Extreme for Kostards

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:25 AM

The appalling story of the Christian dating service eHarmony being forced to arrange homosexual liaisons has even the Daily Kos up in arms. Of course, the Kostards are upset because the ruling doesn't go far enough.

eHarmony is setting up a site called Compatiblepartners.net for homosexuals — the equivalent of a church being compelled to set up a brothel. But according to the Dems' online base, this is "separate but equal" — which means it won't do. Homosexual hookups must be seamlessly integrated into a site designed to strengthen marriage by facilitating the development of normal, healthy, long-term relationships. Sputters a progressive creepazoid calling itself starrzy:

I'm just so frankly [expletive deleted] disgusted with these half-assed, [expletive deleted] compromises that the LGBT folks are supposed to swallow.

How much coerced depravity would be enough to suit liberals? If we don't find out under Chairman O, then the answer is, there could never be enough.

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Maybe their Moonbat Messiah will push the envelop far enough to suit them.

On a tip from Conservigilant.



Even Breathalyzers Are Racist

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:27 AM

Under Chairman O, get ready for the steady flow of absurd racism claims to become a cataract. It's already beginning:

A lawyer representing a man charged with drunken driving claims Connecticut's breathalyzers discriminate against blacks.

According to the shyster,

research shows that the lung capacity of a black man is 3 percent smaller than a white man and, therefore, black men's test results vary from the sobriety standard set by the device.

That smaller lung capacity must be why you see so few black athletes.

When he's done getting his drunken client off, maybe the lawyer can use this for a race-based suit against tabacco companies — provided they haven't been looted into bankruptcy yet.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Who Are the Haters?

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:13 AM

Given the political climate, Mormons might want to consider barbed wire for the fences they have to put up to protect their temples — especially since homosexuals afraid to confront blacks have scapegoated them for the success of California's Proposition 8.

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Original caption:

An angry protester screams at Mormons standing outside their temple in Westwood.

On a tip from Burning Hot.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:03 AM

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Via Zazzle.



November 19, 2008

Christian Company Compelled to Facilitate Homosexual Depravity

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:54 PM

We are already living in a country where a Christian dating service can be coerced by our degenerate courts to facilitate homosexual liaisons.

eHarmony was founded by Dr. Neil Clark Warren, an evangelical Christian who graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary. Its purpose is not to help singles hook up for sex, but to strengthen the institution of marriage by bringing people together who are likely to form healthy, long-term relationships.

Warren's company has now been forced into indentured servitude to the homosexual community. Not only must it assist homosexuals in arranging the performance of unnatural, immoral, and exceedingly unhealthy acts of depravity, it has also been reduced to posting photos of gay sex partners, in a coerced endorsement of activities profoundly antithetical to its guiding principles.

This intolerable outrage is the result of a suit filed by one Eric McKinley of New Jersey. To rub salt in the wound, eHarmony was commanded to provide this pervert with a one-year free membership and $5,000 in cash.

eHarmony is ostensibly a private company. Yet it must be run according to the grotesque dictates of our alarmingly intrusive kakistocracy.

To call the liberals infesting our courts morally obscene would be no exaggeration. If you like the situation now, you'll love it after the Moonbat Messiah has had a few years to make appointments.

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Not just accepted — imposed.

On tips from Wiggins and Matt L. Vocabulary enhanced by V the K.



Green Bureauweenies Conspire to Cause American Depression

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:03 AM

Evidence continues to accrue that the purpose of the global warming hoax is not to lower harmless CO2 emissions, but to induce a severe economic decline that will enable bureauweenies to make a socialist power grab and to cut the USA down to a size that won't make Europeans feel inadequate. From IBD:

The U.N. says the 40 signatories to the Kyoto treaty have, on average, cut their emissions to 5% below their levels of 1990 — just meeting the goals for 2008 to 2012. So on the surface, things look very good.
But the data are deceiving. As the publication the New Scientist noted, "Much of the 17% drop is a consequence of the economic downturn of eastern and central European nations in the 1990s."
"Downturn" is almost too polite a term. Take the period right after the collapse of communism in 1990, when many countries in the area were struggling to rebuild their economies after decades of top-down stagnation. This economic implosion led to a 37% drop in greenhouse gas emissions among the so-called "economies in transition" from 1990 to 2006.
In other words, it took a regional depression for Kyoto to meet its goals…

A depression is exactly what it would take for the USA to meet Kyoto targets too. Mega-polluters China and India are exempt from Kyoto, despite being the fastest-growing CO2 emitters, for one simple reason: the whole purpose is to reduce economies to Third-World status, and China and India are already there.

The U.N. itself estimates that reducing global warming would require a permanent hit of at least 1.5% of world GDP — or roughly $1 trillion a year for decades to come.
For the U.S., the hit might be even more severe. Under Kyoto's strict requirements, according to forecasts from the U.S. Energy Department, the costs could reach as high as 4.1% of GDP — or about $570 billion a year. It would kill nearly 5 million jobs. Still want to sign on?
In two weeks' time, global warming bureaucrats from around the world plan to meet in Poznan, Poland, to plan their next move — including figuring out a way to get President-elect Obama aboard the Kyoto train. On Tuesday, Obama vowed to "once again engage vigorously in these negotiations."
We hope that once he realizes this Kyoto deal is intended to economically damage the very people who put him in office, he'll have a change of heart.

Don't count on it.

On a tip from Dennis.



Moonbat Media Will Not Lay Off With White Guilt

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:20 AM

Did you think that moonbats would lay off with the white guilt malarkey, now that white Americans have elected a conspicuously underqualified candidate primarily on the basis of his black skin? Guess again:

Worried by racial tensions churned up by the U.S. presidential election, teachers at one U.S. high school braced for the worst in their majority white community the morning after Barack Obama was elected the country's first black president.
To counter what she called "unsettling bigotry" in Maryland's Carroll County, Westminster High English teacher Laura Doolan wrote a 30-minute lesson for all students to give them a chance to discuss the election and correct misconceptions…
In the end, there were no racial incidents at Westminster High School after Democrat Obama beat Republican John McCain, but minor physical and verbal fights did occur at several other county schools.

If the "minor physical and verbal fights" could be confirmed, no doubt the report would focus on these other schools, and not Westminster High.

Also alleged: 20 years ago, there were KKK rallies in the area. More recently, a school board member "resigned amid a storm of public controversy after he used a racial slur to describe some black rocks at a school construction site." Then there's this:

Mokhtar Nasir, the chief of staff at Carroll Hospital Center, said he hasn't faced much overt discrimination during his 13 years in the county over his Lebanese-Muslim heritage. Still, he says, many co-workers don't recognize his holidays, and some ask year after year if he had a nice Christmas.

The horror.

No matter what we do, we'll be racist according to the condescending liberal twits who run the media. You see, being racist is embedded in our skin pigmentation.

Hat tip: Teh Resistance Blog. On a tip from V the K.



UN Throws $23 Million at the Ceiling

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:50 AM

In case you're wondering what happens to the $billions our government loots from us and turns over to the hostile confederacy of lowlife dictators calling itself the United Nations:

The U.N. Human Rights Council, frequently accused of coddling some of the world's most repressive governments, threw itself a party in Geneva Tuesday that featured the unveiling of a $23 million mural paid for in part with foreign aid funds.
In a ceremony attended by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Spanish artist Miquel Barcelo told the press that his 16,000-square-foot ceiling artwork reminded him of "an image of the world dripping toward the sky" — but it reminded critics of money slipping out of relief coffers.

Spanish taxpayers are on the hook for most of the bill on this particular outrage, but Americans pay about a quarter of the UN's monstrous budget.

Not to worry though: No doubt Chairman O will put an end to this nonsense, kick these profligate parasites out of our country, and give us our money back. After all, he's a man of the people. Pass the arugula.

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Moonbats have compared this $23 million mess to the Sistine Chapel.

Hat tip: Jawa Report. On a tip from Burning Hot.



Obama Coronation Extravaganza May Bankrupt DC

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:27 AM

Obama will be getting off to an early start bankrupting the country — literally with his inauguration:

Soaring costs expected to accompany huge crowds in town for the Jan. 20 inauguration of Barack Obama could stick cash-strapped Washington, D.C., with a record-breaking bill for services.
Security and capacity measures recommended by the District’s congressional delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and others will almost certainly surpass the $15 million the federal government gives to the District each year to defray the cost of events, Norton said.
In 2005, with an estimated 300,000 in attendance, the second inauguration of President Bush cost the city more than $17 million, some of which was reimbursed with federal funds. This year, officials estimate nearly five times that many people for the swearing in of President-elect Barack Obama.

But no expense is too great to commemorate this crucial moment in history: The Year America Went Off the Rails. The price DC pays is nothing to what this train wreck will cost us all before the smoke clears.

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Obama's coronation will be pricey — in more ways than one.

On a tip from V the K.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:11 AM

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November 18, 2008

In the Face of Economic Crisis, Obama Will Push Global Warming Hoax

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:37 PM

If you think the economy is bad now, wait until January, when the same foxes that gave us the Fanny/Freddy crisis will officially be in sole custody of the henhouse. From Roto-Reuters:

Barack Obama said on Tuesday the United States would "engage vigorously" in climate change talks when he is president, and he pledged to work to reduce emissions sharply by 2020, despite the financial crisis.
The Democratic president-elect, who regularly criticized the Bush administration's attitude toward global warming, reiterated his plans to start a "cap and trade" system that limits carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from big industries.

The global warming farce continues, although if anything it's cold we have to worry about. That and government by people who do not wish us well.

A small child could predict the effect "cap and trade" will have on an economy already heading into a severe recession. It will be similar to the effect on the already plummeting stock market of raising capital gains taxes — as Obama has promised to do even though the result will be less revenue for the government, in the interests of inflicting "fairness" by punishing people for investing.

Soon after Obama takes control, the American economy is going to crash. The policies he will pursue could have no other outcome — nor are they intended to.

The worse the economy, the easier it is to strip us of the economic liberty that made this country rich. Ask the liberal media that brought about his election; the current cover of Time equates Obama with FDR, who prolonged the Great Depression with his socialist policies, and whose heavy hand set us on our course toward communism by increments.

Just as Stalin deliberately engineered famines to advance his objectives, killing millions in the process, we will soon witness a deliberately engineered depression.

When the smoke clears, this will be a different country. Maybe it will be a totalitarian Marxist state, which is the explicit objective of the milieu that produced Obama. Maybe we'll just be given a hard shove further left, so that our standard of living is permanently lowered by crippling taxes, regulation, government dependency, and the inefficiency that inevitably results from nationalization.

Or maybe — just maybe — Americans will revolt.

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We can't say they didn't warn us.

On a tip from Matt L.



Christians Venture Into the Suburbs of Hell

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:37 AM

Christian missionaries have long faced horrible fates by attempting to bring light to the darkest parts of the world, risking being set upon and even eaten by savages. This brave spirit continues, with some Christians so bold as to venture into the unholy abyss known as San Francisco. Here's the reception they received:

If allegedly oppressed homosexuals were ever treated like this, it might be enough to knock the Moonbat Messiah off the cover of some magazines.

An eyewitness reports:

We began to sing "Amazing Grace", and basically sang that song the whole night. (At some points we also sang "Nothing but the Blood of Jesus" and "Oh the Blood of Jesus".) At first, they just shouted at us, using crude, rude, and foul language and calling us names like "haters" and "bigots". Since it was a long night, I can't even begin to remember all of the things that were shouted and/or chanted at us. Then, they started throwing hot coffee, soda and alcohol on us and spitting (and maybe even peeing) on us. Then, a group of guys surrounded us with whistles, and blasted them inches away from our ears continually. Then, they started getting violent and started shoving us. At one point a man tried to steal one of our Bibles. Chrisdene noticed, so she walked up to him and said "Hey, that's not yours, can you please give it back?". He responded by hitting her on the head with the Bible, shoving her to the ground, and kicking her. I called the cops, and when they got there, they pulled her out of the circle and asked her if she wanted to press charges. She said "No, tell him I forgive him."
… Roger got death threats. As the leader of our group, people looked him in the eyes and said "I am going to kill you.", and they were serious. A cop heard one of them, and confronted him. (This part is kinda graphic, so you should skip the paragraph if you don't want to be offended.) It wasn't long before the violence turned to perversion. They were touching and grabbing me, and trying to shove things in my butt, and even trying to take off my pants - basically trying to molest me. I used one hand to hold my pants up, while I used the other arm to hold one of the girls. The guys huddled around all the girls, and protected them.

Some corners of the world appear to be beyond the reach of civilization — like the one that produced our Speaker of the House.

On a tip from Burning Hot.



Ecohippies Moonbatterize RVs

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:00 AM

Here's an inspiring story for moonbats:

Over the last few years, Sara and Matt Janssen have been downsizing their life. First, they moved from a 1,600-square-foot home to a small apartment in Montana. Then, wanting to tour the country without harming the planet, they took up residence in a recreational vehicle fueled by used vegetable oil.
They now travel with their 4-year-old daughter, Bella, spreading the word about the sustainable life.

In addition to chugging along on the kitchen waste that it takes an entire hour to get into the gas tank, their oversized moonbatmobile also saves the planet by having a hot water capacity of only six gallons, so that no one can rape Gaia by taking long showers. The lack of a place to put anything prevents them from indulging in consumerism. Plus it features nontoxic paints and bamboo floors, which need to be heavily treated with all sorts of chemicals not to splinter to bits, but which gullible envirocretins regard as "sustainable," for reasons only unscrupulous marketers can explain. The constant need to beg restaurants for used grease gives them something to do on their travels.

Ty Adams of Portland, Oregon — another RV-dwelling ecokook — recently outfitted his 1994 Safari Trek with a bamboo interior, recycled denim insulation, a rainwater harvesting system, and best of all, a composting toilet.

Whenever life kicks you in the shin, just remind yourself that at least you're not trapped in an RV with a sanctimonious ecohippie and his composting toilet.

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Moonbats cavort in front of a grease-guzzling RV, via Live Lightly Tour.

Hat tips: Interested Participant, Jawa Report. On a tip from Burning Hot.



Russia Shows How Obama Could Succeed

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:14 AM

Despite his juvenile ideology, conspicuously poor judgment, and alarming lack of qualifications for office, the Moonbat Messiah may be seen to have a highly successful presidency — for awhile. Russia demonstrates how this could happen:

Subjected to more than a century of propaganda masquerading as news, Russians often seem to live in a different reality from the rest of us.
And sure enough, at a time when their country is locked in its worst financial crisis in a decade, they are more optimistic about the economy than they have ever been. According to opinion polls, 57 per cent reckon it is flourishing, up from 53 per cent in July.
The survey's findings are a triumph for the state, proving that the Kremlin has not lost its touch when it comes to manipulating fact. Obeying orders from the top, Russian television has banned the use of words such as "crisis", "decline" and "devaluation". Coverage of the mayhem in the country's stock market, where shares have fallen by 75 per cent since August, is scant.

Look for similar media coverage of the decline and fall of our economy under Chairman O. Having installed this absurd adolescent in office, it will be heavily invested in his success — or rather, since the media is in the business of manufacturing perceptions, the appearance of his success. Like GM, Obama will be artificially propped up on the grounds that he is too big to fail.

But reality has a way of catching up in the long run.

On a tip from V the K.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:30 AM

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Compliments of Diversity Lane.



November 17, 2008

How a Sophomoric Leftist With Terrorist Friends and No Serious Credentials Could Get Elected President

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:26 PM

Watch and weep:

Their votes counted as much as yours.

The interviews above are backed up by a multiple-choice Zogby poll. Some of the results, via How Obama Got Elected:

57.4% could NOT correctly say which party controls congress (50/50 shot just by guessing).
81.8% could NOT correctly say Joe Biden quit a previous campaign because of plagiarism (25% chance by guessing).
82.6% could NOT correctly say that Barack Obama won his first election by getting opponents kicked off the ballot (25% chance by guessing).
88.4% could NOT correctly say that Obama said his policies would likely bankrupt the coal industry and make energy rates skyrocket (25% chance by guessing).
56.1% could NOT correctly say Obama started his political career at the home of two former members of the Weather Underground (25% chance by guessing).
Only 13.7% failed to identify Sarah Palin as the person on which their party spent $150,000 in clothes.
Only 6.2% failed to identify Palin as the one with a pregnant teenage daughter.

It's not that average voters don't know anything. They know what the liberal elite establishment wants them to know — and nothing more.

Obama didn't win the election; the media won it for him.

On tips from Richard C, Angel M, and Burning Hot. Hat tip: Stix Blog.



Terrorist Propaganda Financier in Hot Water With SEC

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:40 PM

Zillionaire moonbat Mark Cuban has the SEC on his tail:

The Securities and Exchange Commission filed insider-trading charges against Mark Cuban, the outspoken owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, over his sale of shares in Internet company Mamma.com after he learned it was raising money through a private financing.
The SEC alleges Mr. Cuban sold his entire 6% ownership stake on June 28, 2004, immediately after learning that Mamma.com was raising money through a public investment in private entity, or PIPE. The next day, after the markets closed, the company announced the PIPE financing. When the markets opened the morning of June 30, shares of the company dropped by 9%. By selling his stake, Mr. Cuban avoided more than $750,000 in losses, the SEC alleges.

A loss for Cuban would be society's gain, as he has been known to spend his money financing abominations like Brian DePalma's appalling Redacted — a shamelessly over-the-top propaganda film made with the express purpose of contributing to American defeat in Iraq. It portrayed American troops as rapists and thugs, a characterization that is apparently taken seriously by people who get their news from MSNBC, and that must help enormously in terrorist recruitment efforts.

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Mark Cuban, evil idiot.

On a tip from Conan.



Global Warming Hoaxers Caught Pushing Cooked Data Again

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:13 AM

Lest you're ever tempted to believe the liberal establishment's shrill lies about the nonexistent climate crisis:

A surreal scientific blunder last week raised a huge question mark about the temperature records that underpin the worldwide alarm over global warming. On Monday, Nasa's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), which is run by Al Gore's chief scientific ally, Dr James Hansen, and is one of four bodies responsible for monitoring global temperatures, announced that last month was the hottest October on record.
This was startling. Across the world there were reports of unseasonal snow and plummeting temperatures last month, from the American Great Plains to China, and from the Alps to New Zealand. China's official news agency reported that Tibet had suffered its "worst snowstorm ever". In the US, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration registered 63 local snowfall records and 115 lowest-ever temperatures for the month, and ranked it as only the 70th-warmest October in 114 years.

The GISS got the alarming numbers it wanted by carrying over some temperatures from the previous month. As even Al Gore probably knows, September tends to be warmer than October.

Hansen et al. were caught out not by the increasingly irrelevant mainstream media, but by the blogs Watts Up With That and Climate Audit. The GISS's response was to discover a new "hotspot" in the Arctic — despite the fact that sea ice there is 30% more extensive than it was at this point last year.

Al Gore's creepy friend Hansen has been milking the global warming hoax for a pretty penny. He and his taxpayer-financed henchmen have been caught using phony data before. To give an idea of his political leanings, Hansen has called for the arrest of oil company execs on charges of global warming denial.

A GISS spokesliar whines that his agency doesn't have the resources to do quality control on the data it receives. This same bogus data is used by the UN to hype the media into a frenzy over the imaginary global warming catastrophe.

The entire farce has operated on the Big Lie theory that people will believe a spectacularly preposterous lie if you repeat it often enough. But in accordance with Abraham Lincoln's theory that you can't fool all of the people all of the time, there will continue to be resistance to this insidious bureaucratic power grab, hopefully even after global warming denial really is illegal.

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Hansen: Caught peddling phony data again.

On tips from Al C, Bergbikr, mega, and Charles O.



Veterans for Peace Occupy National Archives

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:36 AM

Actually, all they really occupied was some scaffolding on the front, despite the grandiose hyperbole at After Downing Street. One security guard thought they were there to sand the front of the building. Nonetheless, Vets for Peace have struck a mighty symbolic blow against the War on Terror — as if it won't be abandoned anyway, once the Moonbat Messiah takes power. John Lilyea has a first-hand report at This Ain't Hell, complete with video:

The paranoid moonbat being interviewed has been identified as Jim Goodnow. The glorious military career of this particular Veteran for Peace consists of two years in the Coast Guard starting in 1959 and ending two years later when he got a medical discharge.

As indicated by the "Impeach Nixon" sticker on the moonbats' car, liberals are intent on pulling us through a time warp, back to the miserable 1970s — if not the 1930s.



Lest We Forget

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:56 AM

There is little doubt that our economy will steepen its decline when a sophomoric socialist takes over the White House, backed by an alarmingly inept, irresponsible, and radicalized Congress. As taxes shoot upward, jobs disappear, and our standard of living declines, the media will tell us that the crisis was set off by Republicans, and that Democrats are just trying to clean up the mess. Hopefully, a few people will remember who really did start the unraveling, and who tried to stop it:

The "political lynching of Franklin Raines" comment refers to the fact that corrupt Fannie Mae exec Raines, who stuffed his pockets with $90 million between 1998 and 2003, and who has advised Obama on mortgage and housing policy matters, is black and therefore beyond criticism.

On a tip from Harris.



Obama Diet

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:40 AM

Here's a sure-fire way to lose weight. Serve yourself dinner on one of these:

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Imagine what will happen to your appetite when you eat your way down to Chairman Zero's self-worshiping grin.

But then, given our economic outlook under Obamunism, losing weight probably won't be a major priority.

On a tip from Topcat.



Michael Bloomberg Launches Crusade Against Salt

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:29 AM

Wall Street is highly unlikely to be rescued from its tailspin by the election of a moonbat who has promised to raise capital gains taxes even if it lowers revenues, simply to inflict a Marxist concept of "fairness" on investors. Considering that New York City's bloated budget relies heavily on taxes looted from the floundering financial industry, you would think city leaders would have serious problems to address. Sure enough, they do:

In a closed-door gathering at Gracie Mansion late last month, health experts and food-industry representatives were told about Mayor Bloomberg's next crusade — an effort to reduce the salt in processed food by 20 percent over the next five years.

Restaurants will be ordered to obey "voluntary" measures restricting the use of salt. Failure to comply will result in still more regulation. According to NYC's head health bureauweenie Thomas Frieden, salt is "the greatest public-health threat facing the city."

Keep that in mind a few years into Obamunism, when you're digging through dumpsters for dinner. Avoid eating garbage that looks salty.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:02 AM

On a tip from bwahahahahah`.



Carolina Cops Investigated for Criticizing Chairman O

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:55 AM

The following excerpt is not from a Kafka novel. It's a prelude to our future under Obamunism. From newly blue North Carolina:

Derogatory remarks toward President-elect Barack Obama made on a social networking Web site are now the subject of an internal police investigation.
A police department employee claims the statements were made on the MySpace pages of two Durham officers.
"There's no exact words that were said," said Police Chief Jose L. Lopez Sr. in a telephone interview Wednesday from San Diego, where he is attending the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference. "It wasn't a racial slur, but we're still investigating it."

Unless they're talking about death threats — which doesn't seem to be the case — criticizing Chairman O on your free time has already become a cause for major investigations. If you have any doubts about putting a sophomoric Marxist who surrounds himself with people who hate this country in charge of the government, now might be a good time to express them, while it's still technically legal.

On a tip from Hope.



November 16, 2008

Colorado Goes Blue

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:54 PM

Until recently, Colorado was part of the civilized world. But it's a blue state now, as confirmed by the election results and documented in a horrifying photographic essay at Looking at the Left.

Check out the new police uniforms in Carbondale:

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…moving on to Evergreen…

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…and from there to Denver…

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Republicans certainly seem to have their work cut out for them if they're going to reclaim Colorado.



Theater Review: Billy Elliot

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:32 AM

Actually, I can't review Billy Elliot because I have better things to do with my time than sit through musicals about ballet-dancing coal miners scored by the ostentatiously homosexual moonbat Elton John. So I'll hand this over to Terry Teachout at WSJ:

The setting of "Billy Elliot" is the British miners' strike of 1984-85, about which the average American playgoer knows absolutely nothing. This makes it possible for Lee Hall, who wrote the book and lyrics, to dish up a version that is — to put it very, very, very mildly —a trifle one-sided. In one of the fanciest numbers, a chorus of winsome miners' children sings a festive holiday carol whose refrain goes like this: Merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher/We all celebrate today/Cause it's one day closer to your death.
Against this black-and-white backdrop of class warfare, we meet young Billy, a motherless 11-year-old who falls in love with dance, struggles to persuade his homophobic family to send him to the Royal Ballet School and … but you can guess the rest, right? Even if you didn't see the movie, you'd have to be pretty slow on the uptake not to see the happy ending lumbering down the pike, complete with a kick line of miners in tutus who've evidently gotten in touch with their inner Busby Berkeleys.
…I can remember — barely — when Elton John was still a good songwriter, or at least capable of writing good songs. That, alas, was then and "Billy Elliot" is now, and Sir Elton has long since turned into a pusher of faceless pop slop. As for Mr. Hall, his contribution to the show consists in the main of treacly doggerel (And you must promise me this, Billy/In everything you do/Always be yourself, Billy/And you always will be true) heavily sprinkled with four-letter words. That's "Billy Elliot" in a nutshell: It purports to show us a band of stalwart strikers who are fighting to the last to save their jobs, but turns almost immediately into sequin-spangled feel-good socialist kitsch.

The same degenerate liberal elite that gives us Billy Elliot as culture also treated us to Barack Obama as a president elect. Everything it touches rots into moonbattery.

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Sir Elton, British knight, purveyor of high culture.

On a tip from Varla.



November 15, 2008

Own a Piece of a Train Wreck

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:45 PM

For the Obamunist who has everything:

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An alternative product that you might find more useful:

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The historical Obamania coffee mugs will make great conversation pieces after putting a sophomoric Marxist in charge of the economy during a recession inevitably leads to economic disaster.

On a tip from Todd D.



Multiculturalism Versus the Homosexual Agenda

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:31 PM

It looks like moonbattery is becoming a house divided against itself. California's Proposition 8 banning homosexual marriage passed thanks to the votes of blacks and Hispanics:

Chinese don't like homosexual marriage either — even in San Franfreakshow.

Here I was thinking that if not for Republicans, the whole world would join hands and sing in harmony.

On tips from Al C.



Homosexuals Continue Their Tantrum Over Proposition 8

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:50 PM

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Homosexuals continue to carry on like thwarted two-year-olds over the revelation that even in California, most people reject the tasteless blasphemy of homosexual marriage. Jenn from The Political Jungle witnessed the latest tantrum in San Diego today. A few samples of what she heroically endured:

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The theme of the spectacle appeared to be: We hate religious people, watch us spit on them because they're so full of hate.

How could anyone hate militant homosexuals? They go so far out of their way to make themselves likeable.



Times Square to Get Environmentally Correct Billboard

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:41 PM

The laughs just won't stop with the enviromoonbattery craze:

Times Square is getting its first environmentally friendly billboard powered entirely by wind and sun.
Construction begins this month on the 35,000-pound billboard advertising the Ricoh Americas Corporation, an office equipment and document storage supplier.

The billboard features 16 wind turbines and 64 solar panels. Unfortunately, that won't be enough:

It will be lit by floodlights, rather than light-emitting diodes, and won't have a backup generator, so it could go dark during a long period with little wind or sun.

Won't it be nice when all our power comes from extravagantly expensive but unreliable sources? The time we spend sitting in the dark waiting for the lights to come back on will give us a chance to think about how much we love Chairman O for saving the polar bears.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:38 PM

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On a tip from Byron. (Just for laughs; no one's advocating giving up on America.)



Morbid Projection by Arianna Huffington

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:37 PM

Even the moonbats at MSNBC have a capacity for horror. Via NewsBusters, watch as militant lesbian Rachel Maddow recoils from the nefarious fantasies of Arianna Huffington, Queen of the Nutroots:

Puffington: Remember, [limited government] is the central philosophy of the Republican party. Grover Norquist [of the Americans for Tax Reform] also famously said we must drown government like a baby. So these people basically have no credibility anymore and yet they continue to be the ideological roots of the Republican party.
Madcow: He said he wanted to get government down to the size where he could drown it in the bathtub. Which made you imagine a baby. It made me imagine some sort of rogue squirrel that you trapped in the attic. That means that we're very different people.

Being a very different person from Arianna Nothington certainly gives Maddow something to take pride in.

A psychopathologist could write a whole book on liberals accusing their opposition of wanting to kill babies. Huffington's fantasy casts a disturbing light on Andrea Yates's popularity with Katie Cupcake types.

On a tip from Cheetah.



Moonbat Messiah's Doubtful Draft Registration

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:57 AM

It took almost a year, but a doggedly pursued Freedom of Information Act request has finally pried Obama's Selective Service registration out of the tight fists of bureaucrats. Like everything else about the Moonbat Messiah, it appears it may be fake:

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Isn't it special the way he makes a peace sign inside his signature? You can tell he was really on board with the idea of fighting for his country.

Debbie Schlussel explains why she believes that either The One committed a federal crime by backdating the document, or someone else faked the cute signature and he never registered for the draft as required by law, despite his assurances to the contrary.

Hat tip: Anti-Liberal Zone; on a tip from Conan.



2008 Obamunist Holiday Ornament

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:49 AM

Beat the crowds — do your Generic Winter Holiday shopping now. Here's a Solstice Tree ornament that celebrates the election of Barack "Spread the Wealth Around" Obama and Joe "Taxes Are Patriotic" Biden:

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On a tip from V the K.



Operation Moonbat

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:31 AM

Barack Obama's base, pretending to be terrorists:

These wannabe jihadists are members of the moonbat cult Iraq Veterans Against the War. Here they put their military skills to use as best they are able by arranging toy soldiers in front of gas pumps to express their dog-eared and cretinous motto, No War for Oil.

Good thing these clowns aren't over in Iraq, where they could get themselves and (more importantly) real soldiers hurt.

The mission was code-named Operation W.A.N.T. This stands for We Are Not Toys. It most definitely does not stand for We Are Not Tools.

Hat tip: This Ain't Hell.



Suicide Messiah

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:27 AM

Compliments of Kondor.



November 14, 2008

The Catherine Vogt Experiment

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:52 AM

Catherine Vogt, a 14-year-old in liberal Oak Park, Illinois, conducted a fascinating experiment by wearing a "McCain Girl" T-shirt to her 8th-grade classes and recording the reaction:

People were upset. But they started saying things, calling me very stupid, telling me my shirt was stupid and I shouldn't be wearing it.
One person told me to go die. It was a lot of dying. A lot of comments about how I should be killed.
In one class, I had one teacher say she will not judge me for my choice, but that she was surprised that I supported McCain. Later, that teacher found out about the experiment and said she was embarrassed because she knew I was writing down what she said.
[A student] said, "You should be crucifixed." It was kind of funny because, I was like, don't you mean "crucified?"

Other suggestions included that she be "burned with her shirt on" for "being a filthy-rich Republican." She was told that supporting McCain meant advocating the assassination of Obama. Those who had anything positive to say about the shirt had to whisper conspiratorially.

Phase 2 of the experiment called for wearing an "Obama Girl" shirt the next day. Needless to say, the reaction was friendlier, as Catherine was welcomed back into the herd.

When liberals gloat sanctimoniously about "inclusion," what they mean is, we will all be included in the Obamaborg — no exceptions permitted.

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It's safer to be absorded into the herd. Via Republican Soldier.

On a tip from V the K.



Hitler Youth Alumnus Has Been Here Before

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:17 AM

Today's political climate is ominously familiar. Hilmar von Campe remembers where we've seen it before — having been a member of Hitler Youth. The author of Defeating the Totalitarian Lie warns:

Every day brings this nation closer to a Nazi-style totalitarian abyss. … I lived the Nazi nightmare, and, as the old saying goes, "A man with an experience is never at the mercy of a man with an argument." Everything I write is based on my personal experience in Nazi Germany. There is nothing theoretical about my description of what happens when a nation throws God out of government and society, and Christians become religious bystanders. …
Democratic procedures can be subverted and dishonest politicians are like sand in the gearbox, abundant, everywhere and destructive. What I see in America today is people painting their cabins while the ship goes down. Today in America we are witnessing a repeat performance of the tragedy of 1933 when an entire nation let itself be led like a lamb to the Socialist slaughterhouse. This time, the end of freedom is inevitable unless America rises to her mission and destiny. …
The silence from our pulpits regarding the moral collapse of American society from within is not very different from the silence that echoed from the pulpits in Germany toward Nazi policies. Our family lived through the Nazi years in Germany, an experience typical of millions of Europeans regardless of what side they were on. We paid a high price for the moral perversions of a German government, which excluded God and His Commandments from their policies. America must not continue following the same path to destruction, but instead heed the lessons of history and the warning I am giving.

As Voltaire noticed, "If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him" — if only to provide a moral defense against the horrors that inevitably result from progressive ideology.

On a tip from Daman.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:46 AM

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Via Dare2sayit.com. On tips from Al C and Murff.



The Return of Xerxes

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:24 AM

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For context, see the highly recommended 300.

Via QubeTV.



Franken Tearjerker Revealed As a Lie

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:08 AM

If Barack Obama can be elected president, anything is possible: even the corrupt and obnoxious hard-left professional clown Al Franken joining the Senate. He lost the election, so he is pulling an Al Gore, with his supporters manufacturing postelection votes by the hundreds in the most open contempt for democrat processes since their fellow progressive Joseph Stalin said,

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

In an attempt to justify his postelection shenanigans, Franken tells the tale of an old woman whose absentee ballot was rejected because having had a stroke made her signature shaky. For the record, this tearjerker is a lie:

Franken's U.S. Senate campaign originally said an 84-year-old Beltrami County woman's post-stroke handwriting did not match her voter registration signature, so election officials rejected her ballot.
The county's top elections official said she told the Franken campaign that was not the case.
"Beltrami County does not have one ballot that was rejected because signatures didn't match and the Franken campaign was clearly told that," County Auditor-Treasurer Kay Mack said. "I don't know where they are getting that from."

Nonetheless, Franken's campaign continues to "strong arm local officials into counting invalid ballots" — as opposition campaign manager Cullen Sheehan puts it — as his supporters discover mislaid ballots in places like the trunks of their cars. By a mysterious coincidence, none of these includes votes for Franken's rival Norm Coleman.

Overseeing the farce is Minnesota's Democrat Secretary of State Mark Ritchie — a militant moonbat:

One of Mr. Ritchie's financial supporters during his 2006 run for office was a 527 group called the Secretary of State Project, which was co-founded by James Rucker, who came from MoveOn.org. The group says it is devoted to putting Democrats in jobs where they can "protect elections."
Mr. Ritchie is also an ally of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or Acorn, of fraudulent voter-registration fame. That relationship might explain why prior to the election Mr. Ritchie waved off evidence of thousands of irregularities on Minnesota voter rolls, claiming that accusations of fraud were nothing more than "desperateness" from Republicans.

If Obama had lost by a close margin, this scenario would be playing out all across the country. American democracy is headed for banana republic status as Democrats tighten their grip on the levers of power.

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The future of American democracy?

On a tip from John R.



With Election Over, Smoke Begins to Clear

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:30 AM

Now that the campaigning is over for a few months, the media is dropping some of the pretenses that allowed it to install an unqualified, left-wing radical in the White House.

People who get their news from the leftstream media may vaguely recognize the name William Ayers. He was a terrorist who bombed a long list of government buildings, including the Pentagon, but got off on a technicality. Since then he's found a way to inflict more lasting damage, by climbing high in the education establishment. A famous example of Ayers's wit and wisdom:

Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, Kill your parents.

The career of his protégé Barack Obama was launched in Ayers's living room. The two have been working closely together for years, even sharing an office. Yet supposedly it was smearing Obama to suggest they are any more than neighbors.

Now the smoke is clearing; the Chicago Tribune is willing to publish Ayers's admission that he and the Obamas are "family friends."

Over at the Washington Post, the ombudsman can now admit that the paper has been in the tank for Obama:

The Post provided a lot of good campaign coverage, but readers have been consistently critical of the lack of probing issues coverage and what they saw as a tilt toward Democrat Barack Obama. My surveys, which ended on Election Day, show that they are right on both counts. …
The op-ed page ran far more laudatory opinion pieces on Obama, 32, than on Sen. John McCain, 13. There were far more negative pieces about McCain, 58, than there were about Obama, 32, and Obama got the editorial board's endorsement. …
One gaping hole in coverage involved Joe Biden, Obama's running mate. When Gov. Sarah Palin was nominated for vice president, reporters were booking the next flight to Alaska. Some readers thought The Post went over Palin with a fine-tooth comb and neglected Biden. They are right; it was a serious omission.

Once the Moonbat Messiah ascends to the throne, WaPo's coverage will of course be scrupulously balanced. No doubt we'll see some heartwarming pieces featuring pictures of Ayers bouncing the Obama children on his knee in the White House as he explains how his enlightened policies as Secretary of Education will finally put an end to 200 years of capitalist oppression.

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A friend of our future first family.

On tips from Burning Hot and mandible claw. Hat tip: American Thinker.



November 13, 2008

Defense Bureaucrats Focus on Global Warming Farce

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:06 PM

No wonder Obama has promised to gut the military. Most of its personnel and hardware will be useless against our new enemy. Since all actual threats are to be dealt with using nuanced dialogue, the Armed Forces under Commander-in-Chief B. Hussein Obama will focus on combating the phantom menace of global warming:

As a new administration committed to addressing climate change takes office, intelligence and defense officials are laying plans to address the national security implications of a warmer planet.
In recent months, U.S. military planners have discussed the impact on personnel, equipment and installations of extreme weather events, rising ocean temperatures, shifts in rainfall patterns and stresses on natural resources.
Among the concerns: 63 U.S. coastal military facilities and several nuclear reactors are in danger of flooding from storm surges, said Tom Fingar, the deputy director of national intelligence for analysis.
President-elect Barack Obama next month will receive a key intelligence report, Global Trends 2025. Sources who reviewed the document for the government but asked not to be named said the report gives top priority to climate change.

Meanwhile, back on planet Earth, it hasn't gotten any warmer since 1998. While bureauweenies focus the Armed Forces on the geopolitical ramifications of our incandescent light bulbs melting the polar ice caps, others have gone back to fretting about the next ice age.

Obama's election makes it official: we are living in the Twilight Zone.

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On tips from mega and V the K.



History Doesn't Repeat Itself, But It Rhymes

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:36 PM

The diner scene in this clip from Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939) perfectly parallels the descent of Europe into moonbattery, and the willingness of some here to pull the USA down after it.

Let's hope we still have the character to defend the American exceptionalism established by our forefathers — despite the disgrace of the Moonbat Messiah's election.

On a tip from Wiggins.



College Girl Assaulted for Wearing Palin Pin

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:38 AM

This incident sums up both racism and Obamunism:

At Augsburg College in Minneapolis, an 18-year-old student from Alaska named Annie Grossmann was seen wearing a Palin pin after an election night party. She was assaulted by four women she did not know, who denounced her as a "racist" for not supporting the Moonbat Messiah. Grossmann was punched in the eye and suffered a concussion.

Obama spent 20 years attending a Black Liberation Theology church based on hatred of Caucasians. He received 96% of the black vote. Yet, in accordance with the Orwellian absurdity of moonbattery, supporting his opposition for any reason is racist.

The attackers were of course black. This highly relevant fact isn't mentioned in the print report; no doubt that would be racist.

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Annie Grossmann, assaulted for being racist.

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



Theater Director Forced Out for Supporting California's Prop 8

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:32 AM

Liberal tolerance has reared its ugly head once again, driving a good man out of show business when it was learned that his religious convictions caused him to support California's Proposition 8, which protects marriage from politically motivated defilement:

Scott Eckern, the Sacramento theater director whose political donation in support of California's Prop. 8 ban on same-sex marriage has become a lightning rod in the debate over gay rights, resigned today [Wednesday]. He said he wanted to protect the California Musical Theatre, his artistic home since 1984, from further controversy.
Word of Eckern's $1,000 donation — publicly reported under state elections law — spread rapidly on the Internet late last week, and Eckern drew criticism from some prominent stage artists…

…who blew gaskets at the notion of anyone in theater not toeing the politically correct line, raising such a firestorm that he felt called upon to quit.

Laments Eckern:

I am disappointed that my personal convictions have cost me the opportunity to do what I love the most.

In penance for his sin against the Church of Moonbattery, Eckert has agreed to donate $1,000 to the Human Rights Campaign, a homosexual advocacy group.

On a tip from Karen K.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:54 AM

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Our new Climate Czar? Via The Right Frame of Mind, on a tip from Burning Hot.



Detroit Climbs Aboard the Bailout Gravy Train

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:45 AM

Detroit is a Petri dish, in which mad scientists have allowed the loathsome bacterium that is liberalism to flourish without restraint. As a result of this misguided experiment, the former capital of industry has been reduced to a Third-World hellhole. The most liberal city in America has bankrupted itself, and now has its hand out:

The Detroit City Council passed a resolution today calling for a $10-billion bailout for the city of Detroit.
Council President Pro Tem JoAnn Watson sponsored the resolution to use the money for public service employment, to fund mass transit plans and to place a moratorium on home foreclosures for two years.

$10 billion: for make-work jobs, mass transit boondoggles, and to help parasites live beyond their means. When that has been flushed down the toilet, New Mogadishu will demand $10 billion more. Socialism was imposed on Russia and China at gunpoint. Here it's being imposed by the sniveling victims of self-inflicted crises.

The new rule is: anyone who is too inept or crippled by moonbattery to be solvent is owed baskets of free cash by those who are competent and industrious enough to keep their heads above water.

Punishing success and rewarding failure have inevitable consequences. If you like what liberals have done to Detroit, you'll love the new America after Obama brings Change.

On a tip from V the K.



Canada Clamps Down on Carpooling

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:19 AM

Under moonbattery, creative entrepreneurship must always be punished by bureaucrats, even if it advances politically correct objectives. A case in point is an outfit called PickupPal, which has hoped to capitalize on the enviromentalism fad, as well as the $zillions governments have spent on carpooling lanes, by helping people to get together to carpool.

Canadian bus companies didn't like it, so they called in bureaucrats to break the competition's kneecaps by taking PickupPal to court. Carpoolers in Ontario are required to obey various meaningless restrictions, such as traveling together only to and from work. PickupPal has been fined CA$11,000 for its nefarious activities.

That will teach these money-grubbers for displaying initiative. Under moonbattery, subjects are to look at their shoes as they shuffle mindlessly forward. Do as you're told, and the government will see to all of your needs. Remember, if it isn't mandatory, it's probably forbidden.

On a tip from Steve.



Republicans Rebel Against McCain's Campaign-Finance Idiocy

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:29 AM

There is one good thing about the election of the Moonbat Messiah: the era of the misguided RINO John McCain is finally ending:

The Republican Party will file federal lawsuits Thursday seeking to overthrow the McCain-Feingold federal campaign finance regulations, Republican National Committee Chairman Robert M. "Mike" Duncan revealed Wednesday night at a private dinner with the nation's Republican governors.
The move is considered a slap in the face of the Republican Party's failed 2008 presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who was dramatically outspent by Democrat Barack Obama, and of President Bush, who signed McCain-Feingold into law in 2002.

McMaverick was hoisted on his own anti-Constitutional petard. Unfortunately the entire party was hoisted along with him, as less money was available for congressional races due to coordination restrictions.

His campaign-finance idiocy — backed to the hilt by the left-wing media and signed into law by a certain stooge who probably thought he could count on the Supremes to strike it down — makes it all the easier for zillionaire moonbats like George Soros to influence elections through 527s. With any luck, Republicans will rid the system of this albatross — though their most important tasks are to clean out the RINOs and to come up with some decent candidates.

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Hoisted.

On a tip from Al C.



Enviromoonbattery Will Make the Lights Go Out

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:02 AM

Isn't it great the way you just flip a switch and on come the lights? Enjoy it while you can. Moonbattery will soon do to the energy sector what it has done to everything else it has touched.

According to a recent report from the North American Electric Reliability Corp., rules intended to reduce harmless CO2 emissions will impair the reliability of the power grid.

Shutting down inefficient coal plants in favor of politically correct boondoggles like wind and solar would impose new demands on a system that was not designed for moving large amounts of power over long distances. We may end up reliant on natural gas for electricity, which could lead to supply disruptions.

According to Kenneth Farmer, executive director of the Beauregard Electric Cooperative:

It appears that greenhouse-gas issues and electric-utility reliability are on a collision course.

Updating the power grid with new lines would help. But ever more powerful envirowackos won't permit it.

The good news is, when our computers go out, bureaucrats won't have to worry about people conspiring on the Internet to drag them out of office by their ears and treat them to the tarring and feathering they so richly deserve. On the downside, candles might cause global warming.

On a tip from Kevin R.



November 12, 2008

Obamazombies Suffer Campaign Withdrawal

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:09 PM

On a tip from Al C.



Homosexual Activists Suppress Blood Drives

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:54 PM

It's not enough for moonbats to destroy themselves with their deranged ideology and depraved behavior. They need to drag the rest of us down with them. A case in point: militant homosexuals are attempting to ban blood drives on the grounds that they discriminate against those whose degeneracy has made them prone to horrible diseases:

Two student unions have outlawed the National Blood Service, claiming it discriminates against gays.
Newcastle and Sunderland Universities' unions have banned it from advertising in their buildings.
The service does not allow active homosexuals to donate as they are at 'high risk' of carrying blood-borne viruses including HIV and Hepatitis B, although this policy may be relaxed in the future.
Greg Du Bois, union president at Sunderland University, said: "They don't allow gay men to give blood and that has been determined as not a satisfactory reason."

Apparently "First, do no harm" doesn't cut the mustard. Naturally homosexuals in the USA have been pushing the same agenda.

The next logical step after applying affirmative action to the blood supply will be forcing us all to get transfused with AIDS-infected blood, so that we can attain equality by spreading the disease around — the mirror image equivalent of the impending Obama economic policies.

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When everyone has AIDS, we'll be equal at last.

Hat tip: BelchSpeak.



Stomach Test

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:40 AM

See if you can make it through this ode to Chairman O:

This deranged cult will soon control the US government.

Via Ship of Fools, on a tip from Lyle.



Server Migration

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:29 AM

My apologies to anyone whose comments were deleted this morning. Moonbattery was moved to a new server, and there have been a few hitches.



Obama Camp Has Been in Constant Contact With Hamas

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:29 AM

With the election over, look for a steady stream of unseemly revelations to quietly bubble to the surface of the miasmal swamp known as the Obama campaign — like this one:

Hamas held a meeting in the Gaza Strip several months ago with aides to President-elect Barack Obama, but the terror group was asked to keep the contacts secret until after last week's elections, according to a senior Hamas official.
Ahmed Yousef, Hamas' chief political adviser in Gaza, told the leading Al-Hayat Arabic-language newspaper Hamas has maintained regular communication with Obama aides that even continued during the past week.

Hamas endorsed Obama, and phone banks in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip canvassed American voters on his behalf.

Hamas is responsible for scores of suicide bombings, rocket attacks, shootings and cross-border raids. Its official charter calls for the murder of Jews and destruction of Israel. Just today [Tuesday], Hamas members took responsibility for launching dozens of rockets from Gaza aimed at Jewish civilian population centers.

Nonetheless, 78% of Jewish voters took Hamas's advice and voted for The One. Such is the self-hating madness of moonbattery.

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On a tip from Samuel H.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:26 AM

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Compliments of Diversity Lane.



A Tragedy of Historic Proportions

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:23 AM

Peter Hitchens grasps the full import of the tragedy of Obama's election:

The United States, having for the most part a deeply conservative people, had until now just about stood out against many of the mistakes which have ruined so much of the rest of the world.
Suspicious of welfare addiction, feeble justice and high taxes, totally committed to preserving its own national sovereignty, unabashedly Christian in a world part secular and part Muslim, suspicious of the Great Global Warming panic, it was unique.
These strengths had been fading for some time, mainly due to poorly controlled mass immigration and to the march of political correctness. They had also been weakened by the failure of America's conservative party — the Republicans — to fight on the cultural and moral fronts.
They preferred to posture on the world stage. Scared of confronting Left-wing teachers and sexual revolutionaries at home, they could order soldiers to be brave on their behalf in far-off deserts. And now the US, like Britain before it, has begun the long slow descent into the Third World. How sad. Where now is our last best hope on Earth?

Here's where: with its back to the wall. Over the next few years, America will either reject Obamunism, or humbly submit to decline, as Britain has done. The fate of the world hangs in the balance, because when America is just another crappy, socialist hellhole, there will be no one to hold back the darkness.

On a tip from Rob Banks.



Word "British" Banned in Britain

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:38 AM

Bureauweenies of the Caerphilly council in South Wales have officially declared the word "British" to be offensive:

The idea of "British" implies a false sense of unity — many Scots, Welsh and Irish resist being called British and the land denoted by the term contains a wide variety of cultures, languages and religions.

Also forbidden are the terms "half caste" and "negro," on the advice of Ron Davies, who was a Labour cabinet minister prior to what he called a "moment of madness," during which he was robbed after meeting another degenerate at a well-known homosexual hangout.

Davies is now soaking up £27,000 per year of taxpayer money as head of Valleys Race Equality Council. The job apparently consists of finding new words to strike from the Newspeak dictionary in the cause of promoting ethnic fragmentation.

Obama has his work cut out for him if he is going to bring America up to British standards regarding moonbattery gone completely insane.

On a tip from V the K.



Winston Smith Goes to Work for Obama Camp

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:37 AM

In the prescient 1984, Winston Smith's job was to rewrite history to fit current government policy, tossing anything that the State wanted forgotten down the memory hole. In the Internet age, this task is all too easy, as Obama's henchmen have proven by replacing the ominous "agenda" pages from their Change.gov site with vague mush.

Agenda items had included issues like gun control, a drastic unemployment-inducing hike in the minimum wage, and throwing a monkey wrench into NAFTA. As LT Nixon asks,

Remember when millions of Americans who work for a living had to unite under the NRA lobby to prevent gun control weenies from labeling them a bunch of brain-dead, violent hicks? Remember the whole "living wage" debate in the mid-90s designed to cripple small businesses? Remember the anti-free trade movement which culminated in the destruction of downtown Seattle circa 1999?

This could be an encouraging sign that Obama really did magically change from a radical to a moderate during the last few months of his campaign. But CNET warns:

The ephemeral nature of Web publishing does raise some serious issues: if a president-elect circulates a physical press release promising to do something, and then changes his mind, there's a paper trail. That doesn't exist when files are added to a Web site and then quietly removed over a weekend.

You have to wonder what other promises might vanish into the Internet ether — and why Obama should stop with promises. Instead of throwing his many unseemly associates under the bus, a new cabinet-level Department of Official Reality might erase them from history, Soviet style. Given their record of compliance with communist China, I'm sure Google and Yahoo would be glad to offer technical expertise.

Hat tip: Four Horsemen of the Obacalypse.

Update:

There's an archived version of Chairman O's erased agenda here. On a tip from David P.



November 11, 2008

Secret Service Code-Names the Moonbat Messiah

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:00 PM

The Secret Service has come up with its own official nickname for Chairman O. Our first Affirmative Action president will be known as "Renegade." Not a bad choice, considering this definition from The Free Dictionary:

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Let's hope the cause he rejects is the radical anti-American ideology he's been soaking in since the day he was born. Unfortunately it is far more likely that that he will be a renegade against the country whose security and liberty he has been so foolishly entrusted to protect.

On tips from Jay O. and hiram13pm.



Another Small Step Toward Envirototalitarianism

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:45 AM

In suburban New York, it is now illegal to let your engine idle for three minutes or longer. The point, other than to get us used to living in ever smaller boxes of needless regulation, is to save the polar bears. The bill's Democrat sponsor Thomas Abinanti explains:

Climate change is the defining issue of the 21st century. We can do our part by not adding to the problem.

Evidently shivering with cold as you wait in your car will prevent the imaginary global warming crisis from ending life as we know it. Those who disobey will be fined $250.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Military Unenthused About Chairman O

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:23 AM

It looks like we will have fewer veterans to honor on November 11 in the future. Current results of a poll on Military.com:

When I think of President Obama as my commander-in-chief…

I'm filled with pride. I look forward to serving under him. 19%
I'm worried and doubt I'll re-up when my time comes. 53%
I'm ready to salute and follow his orders. 27%

Fortunately, we won't need the Armed Forces, once Obama ascends to the White House. After all, their purpose is to protect the American way of life from its enemies. Any attempt to do this under Obama would be shutting the barn door after the media has shooed the horses out.

That's why Obama has promised to castrate the military. In its place, we'll have his vast, Gestapo-like "civilian national security force."

Foreign enemies can be dealt with using nuanced dialogue. They won't seem terribly relevant, with Obama in office — at least not until the next 9/11.

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Our next commander-in-chief, via RBO.

On a tip from General Jack D. Ripper.



Elderly Christian Woman Attacked by Homosexual Mob

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:41 AM

Michigan isn't the only place where militant homosexuals have been attacking Christians. Perverts across California have been throwing public tantrums over the passage of Proposition 8, which bans the disgraceful sacrilege known as gay "marriage." In Palm Springs, 69-year-old Phyllis Burgess was brave enough to show up at a demonstration carrying a cross. The freakazoids snatched it away, stomped on it, struck her on the head, and spat on her. As she testified:

It was like a dog pack, actually.

Here KPSP Local 2 News obediently tries to spin the story to favor the violent mob, even though its own crew was attacked:

You know Change has come to America when it would be safer to display a cross in Iraq than it is in California.

On a tip from V the K.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:15 AM

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Congressional Dems Purge Relative Moderates

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:07 AM

Don't expect Congress to put any brakes on Obama's immature radicalism. Currently the party is conducting Stalinesque purges to rid itself of any trace of moderation. Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman and Michigan Rep. John Dingell are moonbats by any reasonable definition, yet they have failed to drink the last drop of Kool-Aid: Lieberman by wanting to defeat Islamic terrorists, Dingell by hesitating to sacrifice the auto industry for the dubious benefit of polar bears. Their punishment is intended to strike fear in moderates.

Last week, Majority Leader Harry Reid informed the Connecticut renegade that rank-and-file sentiment against him had climbed to a point where he could not stay as Homeland Security Chairman. He may also be booted from the Democratic caucus.

As you'll recall, Lieberman was the Dems' VP candidate only 8 years ago. Yet he was forced to run as an Independent in 2006, after his fellow liberals blackballed him for wanting to win the war in Iraq that so many of them had voted for. Nonetheless he has voted with Democrats, even though he had the chance to tip the balance of power away from them. But then he campaigned for the centrist McCain against the radical leftist Obama. He will not be forgiven.

Dingleberry is a New Deal Democrat who's been in Congress since 1955. He chairs the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Beverly Hills moonbat Henry Waxman — the guy who helped Code Pink funnel money to the terrorists killing our troops in Fallujah — is mounting a challenged backed by Nancy Pelosi. Like Pelousy, Waxman is an unhinged fanatic on the topic of global warming, which he wants to use as a pretext to hamstring American industry. Energy policy written by maniacs like Waxman could very easily plunge the country into a depression.

Never one to place sanity before progressive ideology, Obama agrees that clean air laws should be used to suppress activities that produce harmless CO2. This covers all human activities.

We are in for a very rough ride. The only good news is that the media's inevitable attempts to blame Bush for the coming train wreck will render it a complete farce, to be taken no more seriously than Russians took Pravda in the Soviet Union.

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As Waxman demonstrates, the face of our future isn't easy on the eyes.

On a tip from V the K.



Militant Homosexuals Attack Church Service in Michigan

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:59 AM

A large gang of militant perverts has attacked a church congregation in Lansing, Michigan. Right Michigan reports:

On Sunday, November 9, 2008 Michigan liberals sat peacefully through announcements, worship and prayer for the sick, our nation and our President-elect before staging a coordinated, disgusting and repulsive attack on worshipers and the broader concept of the church itself at Lansing's Mount Hope Church.
The lefties were a part of a liberal organization known as Bash Back Lansing and their collection of radical blogs, including one of the state's most widely read "mainstream" progressive blogs (and none which will receive a link on this website) called on "queers and trannies" from across the state and the region to converge on Lansing for what they refer to as an "action."

Side note: "Direct action" is a tactic also favored by ACORN, the hard-left activist organization for whom our president elect personally trained brownshirts.

The goal of this particular action was made clear on a progressive blog:

"I can tell you that we are targeting a well-known anti-queer, anti-choice radical right wing establishment."

A little background on the "radical right wing establishment" in question:

Mount Hope, for the record, is an evangelical, bible believing church whose members provide free 24 hour counseling, prayer lines, catastrophic care for families dealing with medical emergencies, support groups for men, women and children dealing with a wide variety of life's troubles, crisis intervention, marriage ministries, regular, organized volunteer work in and around the city, missions in dozens of countries across the globe, a construction ministry that has built over 100 churches, schools, orphanages and other projects all over the world and an in-depth prison ministry that reaches out, touches and helps the men and women the rest of society fears the most. They also teach respect for all human life and the Biblical sanctity of marriage as an institution between one man and one woman.
This is what Michigan liberals label a "radical right wing establishment," and over 30 of them showed up in force [Sunday]. Wearing secret-service style ear pieces and microphones they received the "go" from their ringleader and off they went.
Prayer had just finished when men and women stood up in pockets across the congregation, on the main floor and in the balcony. "Jesus was gay," they shouted among other profanities and blasphemies as they rushed the stage. Some forced their way through rows of women and kids to try to hang a profane banner from the balcony while others began tossing fliers into the air. Two women made their way to the pulpit and began to kiss.
Their other props? I'll let them tell you in their own words… from another of their liberal blogs:
"(A) video camera, a megaphone, noise makers, condoms, glitter by the bucket load, confetti, pink fabric…yeh."
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The video camera they put to good use as they attempted to provoke a violent reaction. The image of the pink-clad folks above is one of theirs, stating in a picture worth more than a thousand words the goals of the Michigan left.
The "open minded" and "tolerant" liberals ran down the aisles and across the pews, hoping against hope to catch a "right winger" on tape daring to push back (none did). And just in case their camera missed the target, they had a reporter in tow. According to a source inside the church yesterday there was a "journalist" from the Lansing City Pulse along for the ride, tipped off about the action and more interested in getting a story than in preventing the vandalism, the violence and anti-Christian hatred being spewed by the lefties.

Now that our Gramscian media has brought Change in the person of the Moonbat Messiah, progressives feel the time is right to subject what's left of our society to the full force of the savagery, intolerance, and depravity that characterize their unclean ideology. Civilization is literally under assault.

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



Tim Robbins Shows Up at Wrong Poll, Throws Tantrum

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:18 AM

Last Tuesday was a rough day not just for people who still believe in this country but also for limousine leftist Tim Robbins, who was outraged when asked to fill out a provisional ballot:

Election officials say they finally figured out why actor/activist Tim Robbins wasn't in the poll books on Election Day — he went to the wrong polling place.
Robbins threw a tantrum at the McBurney YMCA on W. 14th St. when told his name wasn't in the poll site book and got a court order to let him vote.
"You simply went to the wrong poll site," wrote election commissioner Gregory Soumas.

Good thing NYC doesn't use butterfly ballots, which it's doubtful Robbins would have the smarts to master.

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Robbins and his equally insufferable moonbat bride.

On a tip from Right Wing Mike.



Obamunist Gift Ideas

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:46 AM

Nice Deb offers a few gift ideas for that glassy-eyed Obamunist on your shopping list, including a hand-painted replica of the flying tribute to his ego, Airship Obama:

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…as well as an Obama wall clock…

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…an Obama winter solstice tree ornament…

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…and most appropriately of all, a Chairman O children's book:

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These will also make great collector's items for non-Obamunists, who can take ironic satisfaction in displaying them after our first Affirmative Action presidency goes down like the Hindenburg, and this absurd cult of personality becomes egg running down liberals' faces.

On a tip from V the K.



November 10, 2008

Muslim Terrorists Bask in Obama Victory

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:35 AM

Abu Omar al-Baghdadi leads the Islamic State of Iraq, an umbrella radical group with ties to al Qaeda. Like everyone else who bears ill will toward America, he's delighted with the Moonbat Messiah's victory. From Obama's own enablers at the New York Times:

The leader of a jihadi group in Iraq argued Friday that the election of Barack Obama as president represented a victory for radical Islamic groups that had battled American forces since the invasion of Iraq. …
Mr. Baghdadi also said that the election of Mr. Obama — and the rejection of the Republican candidate, Senator John McCain — was a victory for his movement, a claim that has already begun to resonate among the radical faithful. …
And other commentators echoed Mr. Baghdadi's view that the election was a victory for the insurgents in Iraq, the Taliban in Afghanistan, Hamas in the Gaza Strip and Hezbollah in southern Lebanon.
"It would be no exaggeration to say that we Arabs and Muslims were the main unseen voters who decided the outcome of these elections," wrote Abdelbari Atwan in Wednesday's issue of the London-based pan-Arab daily newspaper Al Quds Al Arabi.
He wrote, "The transformation that will begin in the U.S. starting today in various political, economic, military, and social domains may well have been delayed for decades, had the new American century been crowned with victory, and had the situation in Iraq and Afghanistan taken the directions sought by the neo-cons — in other words, had there been political stability and economic prosperity…"

Political stability and economic prosperity are bad news for Islamists, who stand to inherit the ruins when civilization collapses, having been eaten away from within by the moonbattery Obama personifies.

On a tip from V the K.



Gorbachev Calls for America Perestroika

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:12 AM

Mikhail Gorbachev has big plans for Chairman O's regime:

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has said that the Obama administration in the United States needs far-reaching "perestroika" reforms to overcome the financial crisis and restore balance in the world.

"Perestroika" is what they called the reforms that preceded the complete collapse of the Soviet Union. No doubt it would give the former communist dictator and current moonbat gadfly great satisfaction to watch something similar happen to the USA — as it might, if The One inflicts sufficiently radical reforms.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Rahm Emanuel Proposes Compulsory Government Service

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:53 AM

Obama's Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel confirms the authoritarian outlook of the next administration. Here he is in The Plan: Big Ideas for America, proposing compulsory government service, via The Examiner:

It's time for a real Patriot Act that brings out the patriot in all of us. We propose universal civilian service for every young American. Under this plan, all Americans between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five will be asked to serve their country by going through three months of basic training, civil defense preparation and community service.

Emanuel and his coauthor Bruce Reed scoff that "[s]ome Republicans will squeal about individual freedom."

No doubt this concept will resonate with the Moonbat Messiah, and provide an excellent opportunity to drive home the political indoctrination young people have spent their lives soaking up at school.

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Emanuel: Heavily into coercion.

On a tip from J.



Obama's Friends Farrakhan, Wright, Ayers Reemerge

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:19 AM

Look who's crawling back out from under their rocks:

"For nine months, I kept quiet," Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said today at Mosque Maryam in Chicago, "because I saw that the good words that I spoke about this beautiful young man" — President-elect Obama — "at our Saviours' Day convention and the way they were misused. I decided it would be better for me to just be quiet rather than be drawn into the controversy that was swirling around his pastor, Father Pfleger, and others."
"I feel freer today to say the things that are in my heart," said the controversial religious leader.

Maybe Calypso Louie is angling for a role in Chairman O's version of faith-based initiatives. If so, he won't be alone:

Last week, Obama's former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright emerged to speak at Kingdom Life Christian Church sponsored by the Theological Education Institute of Hartford.

Reverend Wrong, Obama's moral compass for 20 years, took the opportunity to complain about the dissemination of videos showing him screaming about how much he hates America and white people.

Then there is unrepentant communist terrorist Bill Ayers, who groomed Obama for political office like a Manchurian candidate, even launching Chairman Zero's career from his home. Ayers gave an interview to his fellow travelers at the New Yorker, whining that he is a victim of "Swift-boating," who has been "made into a cartoon character." This from a guy who in the September 11, 2001 edition of the New York Times boasted of his terrorist activities, regretting only that he "didn't do enough."

With the election of an unqualified socialist who ran on his skin color and media hype, the mainstreaming of ultra-radicalism has begun. The good news is that liberal establishment moonbats have been pushing us so far, so fast that the Obamification of America stands a good chance of coming back in their face like a slingshot aimed the wrong way.

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Maniacs like Farrakhan are being pushed into the mainstream.

On a tip from V the K.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:54 AM

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King Zero I. Compliments of comet.



Keep the Change

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:52 AM

Actually, the catastrophic election has produced one change for the better. McCain's name has finally come off McCain/Palin bumper stickers.

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Available at the Patriot Depot. On a tip from Hoosier Army Mom, who wants to remind vets that the 2008 Military Appreciation Monday dinner is one week away at all Golden Corral Restaurants.



Rasmussen: Obama Ran as Reagan

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:33 AM

Pollster Scott Rasmussen offers a ray of hope at the WSJ:

Barack Obama won the White House by campaigning against an unpopular incumbent in a time of economic anxiety and lingering foreign policy concerns. He offered voters an upbeat message, praised the nation as a land of opportunity, promised tax cuts to just about everyone, and overcame doubts about his experience with a strong performance in the presidential debates.
Does this sound familiar? It should. Mr. Obama followed the approach that worked for Ronald Reagan. His victory confirmed that voters still embrace the guiding beliefs of the Reagan era. …
Mr. Obama's tax-cutting message played a key role in this period of economic anxiety. Tax cuts are well-received at such times: 55% of voters believe they are good for the economy. Only 19% disagree and see them as bad policy.
Down the campaign homestretch, Mr. Obama's tax-cutting promise became his clearest policy position. Eventually he stole the tax issue from the Republicans. Heading into the election, 31% of voters thought that a President Obama would cut their taxes. Only 11% expected a tax cut from a McCain administration.

When those who were tricked into believing that a socialist would lower their tax burden discover otherwise, and that Chairman Zero is the absolute antithesis of Reagan, the backlash will open the door to a return of sound government after two decades of bloated mediocrity.

On a tip from V the K.



Arrested for Wearing a McCain Shirt

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:20 AM

This is a little ominous. From the City of Brotherly Moonbattery:

On a tip from Murff.

Update:

Sorry about the kooky Infowars nonsense at the end of the video. Even blind squirrels find a nut sometimes.



Moonbats Ready for Unity Now

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:55 AM

Remember after Bush was reelected, how a bunch of long-faced moonbats posted pictures of themselves holding signs expressing their hatred of the President and irritatingly apologizing to the world for living in a country that would elect him? Now that their own candidate has won with a similar percentage of the popular vote, suddenly they believe in unity.

Have a bucket handy before visiting from52to48withlove. A few samples of what you'll find there:

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Here's how it works: if a centrist wins, they throw a four-year perpetual tantrum, amplified by their control of the media. If a leftist wins, we all join hands and sing Kumbaya. The war's over, everything's settled, we're all progressives now.

Guess again, moonbats.

Hat tip: Caption This!



Dem Politician Treats Crowd to Golden Showers

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:50 AM

If the Moonbat Messiah were to relieve himself on his worshipful acolytes, they would no doubt mistake it for a fresh April rain. Not so with Jersey City Democrat councilman Steve Lipski:

A drunken Jersey City councilman was arrested for urinating on a crowd of concertgoers from the balcony of a Washington nightclub, police and club sources said Saturday.
Councilman Steven Lipski was caught relieving himself onto several revelers at the 9:30 Club during a concert by a Grateful Dead tribute band Friday night, club sources said.
"He was very drunk," the source said, noting that it wasn't the first time Lipski had caused a ruckus at the popular concert venue.
"We've dealt with this man before," the source added. "He's never peed on anybody, but he gets really belligerent and drunk."

Sorry Steve. Not every liberal bureauweenie can be The One.

But maybe Lipski is still on track to a successful career in Jersey City politics:

The lurid incident marks the second time in recent years that a Jersey City pol was caught with his pants down.
Photos showing Jerramiah Healy, still a councilman at the time, naked and passed out on his front stoop were widely circulated in 2004 days before he was elected mayor.

Healy is of course a Democrat and big Obama supporter.

No one can say Clinton didn't leave a legacy. The bar for liberal politicians has been lowered to the floor.

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Maybe Lipski should give up politics and join the fire department.

Hat tips: Gateway Pundit, Libertarian Republican; on tips from V the K and Burning Hot.



November 9, 2008

Supremes Order Moonbat Messiah to Respond to Writ of Certiorari

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:53 PM

Thanks to an aggressive campaign to install him in power by the blatantly activist media, Obama was elected without having been vetted. He may not be constitutionally eligible to be President. Amazingly, we don't even know if he was born in this country.

The Supreme Court has given The One until December 1 to respond to a Writ of Certiorari challenging his status as a natural-born citizen. Allegations that Obama was born in Kenya would seem easy to put to rest, yet he will not release a copy of his vault birth certificate.

Meanwhile, back in Obama's fatherland:

A Mombasa Mosque Imam has decided to release documents of birth that will indicate Barack Obama was born in Mombasa, given his middle name on the day he was born and blessed by the Imam of the day.

If it is revealed that Obama is not only unqualified, but ineligible to serve as President, will the Constitution simply be ignored? What will be the consequences of electing a left-wing radical, and then establishing before he even takes office that he is too special to be bound by the Constitution? Does America still have the character to defend itself from his potentially violent followers and the servile propagandists in the establishment media who got him this far? Stay tuned.

On tips from rrobin, hiram, and Andy S.

Update:

Take this story with a grain of salt. The sources appear to be less than reliable. Thanks to Andy S, Cristy Li, and Right Wing Mike for the heads up.



Obama to "Really Take Power and Begin to Rule"

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:21 PM

Mere presidents govern. The Moonbat Messiah will rule.

Obamunist Valeria Jarrett, co-chair of The One's transition team, on Meet the Depressed:

It's important that President-elect Obama is prepared to really take power and begin to rule day one.

Jarrett's choice of words is ominous, given that with Congress and the media completely behind him, there is no one in a position to remind the megalomaniacal Chairman O and his acolytes that he wasn't elected dictator.

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The Moonbat Messiah will rule.

On a tip from Puffdaddy.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:24 AM

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Sarah Palin Accused of Inspiring Death Threats Against Moonbat Messiah

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:17 AM

We are now asked to believe that Sarah Palin's daring to mention that Obama has long associated with terrorists (Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Rashid Khalidi, who knows who else) has inspired death threats against the Moonbat Messiah. Under a headline screaming "Sarah Palin Blamed by the US Secret Service Over Death Threats Against Barack Obama ," Britain's Telegraph unleashes a blast of hyperbolic propaganda:

The Republican vice presidential candidate attracted criticism for accusing Mr Obama of "palling around with terrorists", citing his association with the sixties radical William Ayers.
The attacks provoked a near lynch mob atmosphere at her rallies, with supporters yelling "terrorist" and "kill him" until the McCain campaign ordered her to tone down the rhetoric.
But it has now emerged that her demagogic tone may have unintentionally encouraged white supremacists to go even further.
The Secret Service warned the Obama family in mid October that they had seen a dramatic increase in the number of threats against the Democratic candidate, coinciding with Mrs Palin's attacks.

The report that someone was inspired by Sarah Palin to yell "Kill him!" at a rally has been revealed to be a lie by that same Secret Service. But truth isn't the point; this is:

The revelations, contained in a Newsweek history of the campaign, are likely to further damage Mrs Palin's credentials as a future presidential candidate. She is already a frontrunner, with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, to take on Mr Obama in four years time.

The media campaign to destroy any potential challengers to Obama's reelection has already begun.

On a tip from Byron.



Obamunists Demand National Holiday for Their Messiah

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:44 AM

The Moonbat Messiah hasn't even taken office and already his Kool-Aid–guzzling supporters are pushing for a national holiday in his honor.

Imagine if he ever accomplishes anything, other than being black and having been chosen by the media as a figurehead for moonbattery. A single day won't be enough to honor him. Maybe we'll have a Barack Obama month, during which Caucasians will be required to march up and down the streets beating, cutting, and/or flagellating themselves for their imaginary crimes like Muslims on Ashura.

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An Obamunist achieves euphoria.

On a tip from Wiggins.



November 8, 2008

Obama Gun Sale

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:27 PM

Inspired by the threat posed to our Constitutional rights and potentially to civil order by the Moonbat Messiah, gun sales have been through the roof. In Hull, Georgia, one shop even advertised an "Obama Sale."

Liberals are predictably outraged that Second Amendment liberties would be exercised in the name of the personification of moonbattery. Disturbingly, they spin it like this:

An east Georgia gun shop has stopped using President-elect Barack Obama's name to sell weapons after some passers-by interpreted it as a call to violence against the country's first black leader.

Assassination fantasies allow moonbats to wallow in paranoia, to justify their hostility to our Constitutional rights, and to demonize their opponents. These morbid daydreams coming true would be about the only thing that could keep their cult going; otherwise their ersatz messiah will inevitably reveal himself to be profoundly short on qualifications. If only some bitter clinger would step up like the communist Lee Harvey Oswald, Obamunists could hold their saccharine delusions intact, and have a powerful martyr figure that would do more to promote moonbattery than any living bureaucrat.

Conservatives are the last people who would want Obama assassinated. But that's unlikely to come between the "reality-based community" and its community-based reality.

The more of us are armed, the less tyranny we will have to endure. This is why the Founding Fathers wanted us to have guns, and Obama's supporters don't.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Obama Kool-Aid: The Movie

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:06 AM

We've seen left-wing cults before. But we've never had one running the government. America is sleepwalking into a nightmare.





Barack Obama, protégé of a communist terrorist, will soon have access to the nuclear codes. Not that he'll need them to destroy the country — his economic policies will be more than sufficient.

On a tip from Cheetah.



Maya Angelou No Longer Ashamed of America

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:13 AM

There is one bright side to the Moonbat Messiah's catastrophic election, other than not having to pretend anymore not to detest John McCain. Now Maya Angelou doesn't have to be ashamed of her country. Here she goes:

I realized almost within a minute, I don't have to apologize for my country when I'm abroad. I can say, "I belong to a great country," and there are Europeans who say, "Aren't you glad to be here in France where we don't have the racism you live under? Aren't you glad you're here in Britain?" I mean, I've been on the defensive so long. But this time I can say, "I am an American, look at us, look at what we've just achieved."

What we've achieved: we elected a completely unqualified, ultra-left punk on the basis of his skin color. Now European countries will have to elect inexperienced blacks or Arabs with radical backgrounds to prove they're as suicidally politically correct as we are, or we can look down our noses at them for a change.

To borrow from Michelle Obama, for the first time in my adult life, I'm not proud of my country.

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Moonbat poet Maya Angelou, apparently in the bathtub with her clothes on.

On a tip from Pedro V.



November 7, 2008

Media's Absurd Deification of Marxist Punk Continues

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:39 AM

If you were hoping that with the election over, we would no longer be inundated with the media's nauseating deification of the leftist punk it has installed in the White House, you may be in for more disappointment. Here's how Time's coverage of the Moonbat Messiah's Ascension begins:

Some princes are born in palaces. Some are born in mangers. But a few are born in the imagination, out of scraps of history and hope.

If you can read the whole piece, you've got a stronger stomach than I do.

The good news: the heavier they pour it on, the angrier the backlash will be when people realize what they've been duped into voting for.

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The moonbat media keeps laying it on.

On a tip from mega.



Boobs Who Ruined Michigan Called in to Advise Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:51 AM

Thanks to a state government long run by moonbats, the economy of Michigan is on life support. The vicious cycle of liberal policies suppressing the economy, making more people dependent on the government so that they will elect fools and villains to inflict more liberal policies, has produced a permanent recession that worsens with every passing year.

So naturally the Obama team has signed up these fools and villains to provide advice on how to impose the same condition on the rest of the country:

Gov. Jennifer Granholm and former U.S. Rep. David Bonior will serve on a panel of financial luminaries and corporate experts advising President-elect Barack Obama on the nation’s hard-bitten economy, ensuring Michigan, its troubled auto industry and labor has a seat at the table.

Bonior is described as "long an ally of organized labor" — the main cause of the decline of our auto industry, which is taking Detroit and the rest of Michigan down with it. Granholm is a Berkeley-educated Canadian socialist who has responded to economic ruin by raising taxes while the state hands out free iPods.

It all makes perfect sense, if you don't object to our standard of living crashing through the floor. Why wouldn't the most liberal Senator want the country to look like its most liberal city? More to the point: What chance does a Republican have of being elected in Detroit? The same will go for America as a whole before Obamunists are finished destroying it.

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Detroit, the model for Chairman O's Change.

On a tip from V the K.



Market Goes Into Dive in Response to Obama Election

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:45 AM

The voters have spoken — and so has the market. During the two days following Obama's tragic victory, we've seen the biggest two-day drop in the market in over two decades. As no one should be surprised to see, we are witnessing the largest postelection stock market selloff in history.

It's almost as if investors don't understand that jacking taxes on the "rich" through the ceiling in the face of a severe recession will magically restore the economy.

Don't look for anything more than grudging futile gestures from Obama to pull the economy out of its tailspin, which with minor hiccups is likely to continue until it crashes. According to the ideology he has been immersed in since the day he was born, capitalism must fail before the communist utopia can be created.

FDR prolonged the Depression with his socialist policies. But FDR wasn't mentored by communists Frank Marshall Davis, Jeremiah Wright, and Bill Ayers. The table is being set for a radical transformation of our society that will make the New Deal and the Great Society look Reaganesque.

Future generations are likely to subsist as government slaves because of the mistakes being made now.

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The Dow-Jones, via Flopping Aces.

Hat tip: Burning Hot. On a tip from Matt L.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:26 AM

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Spitzer Walks

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:44 AM

Apparently disgraced former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer still has friends in high places. Federal prosecutors will not file charges against him, despite his regular habit of arranging "for women to travel from one state to another state to engage in prostitution," as an investigation found. It hasn't been proven that the high-end hookers were paid with public money and/or campaign funds.

To quote US Attorney Michael Garcia:

In light of the policy of the Department of Justice with respect to prostitution offenses and the longstanding practice of this office, as well as Mr. Spitzer's acceptance of responsibility for his conduct, we have concluded that the public interest would not be further advanced by filing criminal charges in this matter.

…and to quote the guy who groomed our President Elect for political office:

Guilty as sin, free as a bird, it's a great country.

Get used to Democrats walking away from sordid crimes. Considering the cesspool Obama crawled out of in Chicago, we should be seeing a lot of it.

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Maybe it's not too late to get back into government.

On a tip from Wiggins.



November 6, 2008

Spooky

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:02 PM

The Evening Pick 3 numbers for the Illinois Lottery on the day after the election were 6-6-6. The Devil has all the luck lately.

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On a tip from V the K.



Homosexuals Become Unruly Over California's Prop 8

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:38 PM

Maybe there's hope for California after all. Whatever the courts may decree, the people have again spoken against the obscene travesty known as gay marriage by decisively passing Proposition 8 to ban it.

The reaction from the homosexual community was what you might expect:

Seven people were arrested Thursday during ongoing protests in Los Angeles and San Francisco against California's passage of a ban on gay marriage. … Demonstrators marched Wednesday night through West Hollywood, Hollywood and Santa Monica. Several stopped at busy intersections and blocked traffic, prompting police intervention.
An additional group of about 500 protesters gathered near CNN's Los Angeles bureau, where they were seen banging on the doors and walls.
The demonstrations caused the Los Angeles Police Department to declare a tactical alert — one requiring all available officers, including some from other precincts, to respond.
Television cameras showed one protester jumping on top of a police car at the intersection of Hollywood and Highland avenues.

The homosexuals needn't have thrown their tantrum:

City attorneys of Los Angeles and San Francisco, along with the American Civil Liberties Union, filed requests for the state Supreme Court to overturn the gay marriage ban on Wednesday.

No doubt activist judges will as usual put the radical left agenda ahead of the law. When they do, you won't see proponents of the sanctity of marriage tying up the police by behaving like animals.

On a tip from Matt L.



Schoolteacher Browbeats Little Girl for Supporting McCain

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:18 PM

Get used to relying on foreign media if you want to know what's going on in this country. I have a feeling the homegrown media isn't going to be very informative for at least the next few years. Here's a Finnish report on a schoolteacher browbeating a little girl in front of the other students because she said she supported McCain over the Moonbat Messiah:

The humiliated girl's father is in Iraq, laying his life on the line to defend this leftist thug teacher's right to be a moonbat.

If this is education now, imagine what it will be like after four years under the guidance of Bill Ayers types.

Hat tip: BelchSpeak. On a tip from Wiggins.



Obama Supporters Wave Soviet Flag in Celebration

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:07 PM

In case you didn't realize what will be taking over our government:

At least we won't have to spend any more money on nuclear warheads. What good would they do us now?

The Soviet Union isn't in Russia anymore. It's found a new home.

Hat tip: Cristy Li.

Update:

The originally posted video was pulled, so I replaced it with another one that popped up, courtesy of a tip from willy.



Bong Hits Punk Gets $45,000

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:41 PM

Remember the snot-nosed punk with the "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" sign? The case has been settled at last:

In a free speech case that reached the nation's highest court, the Juneau-Douglas School District and former student Joseph Frederick have reached a settlement.
Frederick was suspended during a 2002 Olympic torch relay for holding up a banner that read "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" while standing across from the high school.
Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the school's position that Frederick celebrated the illegal use of drugs. The district will pay Frederick $45,000. In exchange Frederick will drop remaining claims not heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.

After nearly seven years of wasting everyone's time, he's ruled to be wrong and still gets a payoff. If it's this bad now, imagine the judicial lunacy in store for us after four years of judges appointed by the Moonbat Messiah.

On a tip from Wiggins.



We Lost Long Before Tuesday

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:15 PM

Michelle Malkin reminds us that those who still believe in core American principles such as liberty and self-reliance lost the election not on November 4, but when John McLame secured the nomination, effectively locking conservatism out of the race. From her recent piece on how Peggy the Moocher won out over Joe the Plumber:

John McCain's plan for homeowners underwater on their mortgages was even more generous than Obama's.
His $300 billion "rescue" involved directing the Treasury Secretary to "purchase mortgages directly from homeowners and mortgage servicers." That was on top of the trillion-plus-dollar "bank" bailout supported by both presidential candidates, the White House and the Democratic leadership; the $85-plus billion to AIG; the $25 billion to automakers; and the $200 billion in capital and credit lines to Fannie and Freddie. And who knows what else we'll be redistributing to the indebted states of New York, California, Massachusetts, and all the other Peggy the Moochers, large and small, lining up for their piece of the bailout pie.
McCain assailed massive government spending — while promising to heap on more massive government spending to pursue home ownership and retention at all costs. It was the Republican, not the Democrat, who entrusted the Treasury Department to renegotiate individual home loans and become chief principal write-down agents for the nation. Both private and public entities are planning for a McCain-esque homeowner salvation plan for borrowers in the red.
It's a swell idea for everyone who bought overpriced homes with Adjustable Rate Mortgages. Those who rented, bought within their means or locked into fixed-rate loans that they could afford are out of luck, naturally. The only sane thing to do in response? Stop paying your mortgage and get in line.

Hostile as Democrats are to America as a concept, its worst enemies may be those within the Republican Party — centrist statists like Nixon, Bush, and McCain who subvert the GOP into Liberalism Lite, robbing conservatives of a voice. If this election leads to the party being reclaimed by Reaganites, Obama will have to burn the whole country to the ground for it not to be better off in the long run.

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Maybe this guy was right.

On tips from Bergbikr and baldeagle390.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:52 AM

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Jews Went Heavily for Hamas-Endorsed Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:44 AM

It isn't just Hamas bubbling over with joy that voters have elected a radical widely expected to side with Islam against Israel, who is praised by and linked to anti-Semitic demagogue Louis Farrakhan, and who is close friends with former PLO spokesman and continuing anti-Zionist propagandist Rashid Khalidi. Jews are happy about it too. They must be, since 78% voted for Obama.

If Hitler were on the ballot, he would win the Jewish vote based on his socialist policies — if not on the depraved self-hatred at the heart of liberal politics.

Or maybe Jewish voters were simply duped by the rhetoric about how the whole world will hold hands and sing, once America stops standing up for democracy. If so, they'll join the many who will soon be profoundly disillusioned with the Moonbat Messiah.

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On a tip from Darrel M.



Obama Campaign Shafts Its Own Workers

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:58 AM

Obamunist quote of the day:

I want my money today! It's my money. I want it right now!

These angry words were screamed by one of many Obama campaign workers in Indianapolis who have had trouble getting paid:

Lines were long and tempers flared Wednesday not to vote but to get paid for canvassing for Barack Obama. Several hundred people are still waiting to get their pay for last-minute campaigning.

Obama canvassers showed up for their promised pieces of silver and found the campaign office closed. The crowd of 375 became so angry that police were called in. Eventually some were paid, whereas others were made to fill out paperwork and told they'd get checks in the mail. Many were drastically shortchanged.

Too bad The One hasn't already ascended to the White House. He could just print them up some new money, which will surely be his economic policy if he's to keep many of his campaign promises. There's only so much cash out there to be looted from the "rich."

That even activist Obamunists would blow their tops on realizing they've been shafted is encouraging news — but not for the journalists who pawned Obama off as a President.

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Diane Jefferson, disgruntled Obamunist.

On tips from The MaryHunter, Shawn, Darrel M, and V the K.



Liberals Find God

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:31 AM

It looks like liberals can't get along without God after all. They've created their own, out of lamentably low-quality materials:

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Sooner or later it will seep through to all but the dimmest Kool-Aid–guzzlers that their god is a cheap little punk, a trinket out of a gumball machine that has been passed off to them as a holy relic. In the meantime, they've got our country on the sacrificial altar.

Via Is Barack Obama the Messiah?; on a tip from Commisar OB1KNO-B.



Chris Matthews: It's My Job to Make Obamacracy Work

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:18 AM

At last, a glimpse of honesty from MSNBC Obamunist Chris "Tweety" Matthews, the guy who gets a thrill up his leg when he hears Chairman O blathering vaguely about Hope and Change:

I want to do everything I can to make this thing work, this new presidency work.

Gasped an astonished Joe Scarborough:

Is that your job? You just talked about being a journalist!

In response, Tweety confirmed:

Yeah, it is my job. My job is to help this country.

Kind of like the way Pravda helped the country in the old Soviet days.

MSM propagandists, being 100% responsible for an unvetted, unqualified, left-wing radical being elected to the White House on the strength of his skin color, now has zero credibility. Their allies in Congress had better hurry along with the Unfairness Doctrine, because as it sinks in what these moonbats have passed off to the public as a President, their ratings will dry up as fast as the value of your stocks in light of The One's promises to raise capital gains taxes.

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Tweety Matthews and his huge yellow head.

On a tip from Conan.



Liberals Embrace Vampire Analogy

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:14 AM

The parallels between vampires and liberals are striking. Both are effete, degenerate, blood-sucking parasites repelled by holy symbols and committed to evil principles.

In their euphoria, moonbats have begun to embrace the analogy. Check out this recent cover from Albany's progressive alternative weekly Metroland:

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On a tip from Burning Hot.



Obama Attacked From the Left

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:41 AM

Who would have thought it possible to outflank The One on the lunatic Left? Ralph Nader has scuttled out of the drain to explain why the Moonbat Messiah is an "Uncle Tom" for being insufficiently vehement in his hostility to economic freedom:

On a tip from Todd D.



Mystery Quote

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:37 AM

Who first said this?

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.
Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again to bondage.

These bleakly prophetic words have been attributed to both Alexander Tytler and Benjamin Disraeli, and sound like something Arnold Toynbee might have said.

One thing is clear: whoever had enough insight to say this first didn't vote for Obama.

On a tip from Mike H.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:35 AM

On a tip from bwahahahahah`.



Socialism Renamed as Sustainable Capitalism

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:00 AM

Update your Newspeak dictionaries. Comrade Al Gore has issued a decree that we are now to refer to eco-Marxism as "sustainable capitalism."

Gore quotes moonbat icon Robert F. Kennedy to remind us that there are more important things that functional economies:

[T]he Gross National Product measures neither our wit nor our courage, neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion nor our devotion to country. It measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.

It's going to be hard to pursue the things that make life worthwhile when we have to spend most of the day waiting in line for government cheese after leftists have finished destroying the most successful economic system in the history of the world.

Gore makes a fist and gets ominous:

Business and markets cannot operate in isolation from society or the environment. … We must develop sustainable capitalism.

In other words, all private economic activity is the province of leftist bureaucrats, who will tell you they have a mandate to suppress it in the interests of saving the planet from the farcical global warming hoax.

With moonbats taking full control, our standard of living is headed directly toward Third-World levels. Somehow I doubt the polar bears will appreciate the sacrifice.

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Gore et al.: green outside, red inside.

On a tip from V the K.



Pandering to Illegals Did McAmnesty No Good

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:38 AM

Surprise! McCain's sordid history of putting the interests of foreign invaders ahead of his own country's well-being and sovereignty did not even win him support from the Hispanics he was pandering to.

The Univision/Reuters/Zogby poll released on Tuesday said that 78 percent of a sample of 1,016 Latino likely voters favored Sen. Obama, with 13 percent supporting McCain, an Arizona senator.

It's not enough to allow them to swamp our country. You offer have to offer them a free ride through life at others' expense.

When amnesty leads to a massive influx of penniless colonists from the Third World, making it demographically impossible for anyone but socialists to win elections, the hard Left will owe a debt of gratitude to the RINOs who sank the Republican Party, most notably open-borders idiots McCain and W.

On a tip from Mike.



November 5, 2008

Ronaldus Magnus and the Anti-Reagan

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:40 PM

To grasp the full horror of Barack Obama being elected President, compare his vacuous drivel about "hope" and "change" to the stirring and meaningful words of our last great leader, Ronald Reagan. His magnificent speech "A Time for Choosing" (audio)— made in support of Barry Goldwater, who attempted to thwart the morbid explosion of government inflicted by LBJ — would be very appropriate today, if only there were someone of Reagan's caliber around to deliver it. A sample:

Not too long ago, two friends of mine were talking to a Cuban refugee, a businessman who had escaped from Castro, and in the midst of his story one of my friends turned to the other and said, "We don't know how lucky we are." And the Cuban stopped and said, "How lucky you are? I had someplace to escape to." And in that sentence he told us the entire story. If we lose freedom here, there's no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.
And this idea that government is beholden to the people, that it has no other source of power except the sovereign people, is still the newest and the most unique idea in all the long history of man's relation to man.
This is the issue of this election: whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capitol can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.
You and I are told increasingly we have to choose between a left or right. Well I'd like to suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There's only an up or down: man's [age-old] dream, the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order, or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. And regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would trade our freedom for security have embarked on this downward course.

How appalling that we would elect the anti-Reagan, a leftist radical who personifies that downward course.

So long as we retain our fundamental liberties, the mistake can be corrected. But one day soon we will realize we don't own our own property. Guns will be confiscated and radio programs forced off the air. At that point, the sacred gift of freedom that was entrusted to us will have been squandered, and we'll have to prove we have the mettle to re-create it from scratch.

On a tip from the MaryHunter.



Hamas Delighted With Obama Win

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:28 PM

This should come as a very small surprise: the Islamic terror cult Hamas is delighted that the Moonbat Messiah has been elected President. Crows Ahmed Yousef, Hamas's chief political adviser in the Gaza Strip:

We want to be one of the first to congratulate him. This is an historic day, a turning point. … Everybody is looking forward to Obama's change, for a change in the U.S. policy, particularly in the Israeli-Palestinian equation, which is the mother of all conflicts.

Everybody except Israelis.

Yousef is excited about engaging in some friendly dialogue when The One officially becomes President Moonbat.

Now if they could just get Ward Churchill, Michael Moore, and Cindy Sheehan appointed to the Supreme Court, Hamas's dreams would be complete.

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Ahmed Yousef of Hamas, one of Obama's many foreign supporters.

On a tip from Jimbo.



Red Star Rising

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:52 AM

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Now where have I seen red stars before? Via Gateway Pundit.



Obamunist Assaults Old Man

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:49 AM

Good thing the Moonbat Messiah won. Imagine how ugly his supporters would have gotten if he'd lost.

On a tip from Wiggins.



2008 Commemorative T-Shirt

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:45 AM

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On sale now at hpbcreations.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:22 AM

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Free at Last

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:38 AM

Of the many silver linings to yesterday's catastrophe, V the K puts his finger on my favorite:

If only one good thing has come from this election, it's that it is crystal clear who the enemy is. We don't have to compromise any more. We're liberated from having to back mushy moderates just because if the alternative gets power, it would be worse. Well, now the worse alternative is in power, and we have nothing to lose.

When Dems lost in 2000 and 2004, they reacted by moving sharply to the left, and purging their ranks of relative moderates. In 2008, they ran a radical with the most extreme left-wing voting record in the entire Senate against a centrist known for shafting conservatives. You see the results.

The media will find it nearly impossible to spin Chairman O's administration as anything but a disaster, as the consequences of his inexperience, poor judgment, left-wing fanaticism, and corruption manifest themselves. If conservatives learn a lesson and take back the Republican Party from country club Big Government types like W and McAmnesty, there will be a resurgence of Reaganesque proportions in 2012, and very possibly a replay of 1994 in 2010.

Or we can let the mediocrities have the party, and rot away into liberals like Britain's Tories. The choice is ours.



Russia Testing the Punk Already

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:07 AM

Plugs Biden was right about one thing. Now that America's incoming leadership makes us look like the skinniest punk on the cell block, it didn't take long for the testing to begin. No sooner was the Moonbat Messiah elected than Russia came out with this:

President Dmitry Medvedev says Russia will deploy missiles in its Baltic Sea territory in response to U.S. missile defense plans. … He said in a state-of-the-nation speech Wednesday that Russia will also deploy equipment … to electronically hamper the operation of prospective U.S. missile defense facilities in Poland and the Czech Republic. Medvedev said that Russia will also use navy resources as part of its response to the U.S. missile shield.

Not to worry; David Axelrod will write a pretty speech, and after The One reads it from a teleprompter, Russia will smile dreamily and decide now isn't the perfect time to become an empire again after all.

On tips from John B and conservativeteen.



Civilizations Die From Suicide, Not by Murder

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:31 AM

Arnold Toynbee had it right.

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Fortunately, America isn't dead yet. We've been misled by our Gramscian media into eating a bottle of sleeping pills, but after we spend the next four years getting our stomach pumped, we'll be ready to get back on track like we haven't been since Reagan left office.

On a tip from Burning Hot.



Slavery to Be Reinstituted

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:14 AM

You thought the Moonbat Messiah was only going to take us back to the late 1970s, or at worst the LBJ Administration? Wrong: we're returning to slavery days. Meet your new mistress:

You will work so that she doesn't have to — provided your employer hasn't been taxed and regulated into laying you off or going bankrupt.



Let the Backlash Begin

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:05 AM

Congratulations, moonbats. You finally have your revenge for being forced to look at all those flags after 9/11. This is a day of celebration for everyone hostile to America and the principles of individual liberty for which it stands. Enjoy it while you can.

There are people lowdown enough to know in advance who and what was elected yesterday, and to have voted for the Moonbat Messiah anyway. What they have done to this country is beyond forgiveness.

But an ultra-radical leftist like Obama could not be elected in a center-right country, or even a center-left country, without a great deal of deception. Thanks to a radicalized liberal media willing to sacrifice its own long-term credibility to put a leftist in power, Obama was never publicly vetted. Moderates did not vote for a real person, but for a two-dimensional phantom temporarily conjured into being by hype.

The opposition made the swindle easy to pull off. After eight years of a lousy incumbent, it presented a still lousier replacement, an inarticulate, uninspiring centrist universally reviled by the conservative base. Now the Republican Party knows it must either purge itself of RINO mediocrities like Bush and McCain or go the way of the Whigs.

Bush's subpar performance will soon fade from memory, as Obama's malignant collectivist ideology and lack of qualifications become impossible for the media to hide. One way or another, the full extent of his radical past and associations will become public knowledge. As promised by Plugs Biden, Obama will be tested, and he isn't likely to pass.

We've had awful leaders before. New York's atrocious affirmative action mayor, David Dinkins, gave way to Rudy Giuliani. Jimmy Carter gave way to the only great president of our lifetimes, Ronald Reagan. America will turn toward greatness again, once it realizes it has been tricked into temporarily embracing disgrace and decline.



November 4, 2008

MSNBC Integrates Advertising With Obama Campaign

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:33 PM

Never big on subtlety regarding its political agenda, MSNBC has now integrated its own promotional advertising with the Obama campaign:

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It looks like Olbermann and Matthews, the Laurel and Hardy of left-wing propaganda, are going to have a lot to be insufferable about — for a little while, until the buyer's remorse sets in.

Hat tip: NewsBusters.



Dem Congressman Jim Moran Denounces Capitalism, Property Rights

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:06 PM

First the good news: Obama may be a Marxist intent on spreading the wealth around, but one guy can't impose communism all by himself, even if the media is able to dupe the public into electing him.

Now for the bad news: Obama is hardly all by himself, and Democrats are predicted to increase their hold on Congress.

Here's Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA), explaining that capitalism "doesn't work in the long run," and that property rights are a "simplistic notion":

The people poised to take over our government are straight out of the bureaucracy of the Soviet Union. But this time we can't use nuclear missiles to keep them at bay. Our country and our way of life are in grave danger.

On a tip from Conan.



Chuck Schumer Calls for Suppression of Conservative Speech

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:45 PM

If you need only one reason to get to the polls and vote straight ticket Republican, let it be the Orwellian "Fairness Doctrine," which Democrats may soon have the leverage to impose, with the deliberate purpose of silencing talk radio by regulating it to death. Here's Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) taunting Fox News on the topic:

I think we should all be fair and balanced, don't you?

Under the Unfairness Doctrine, all political speech will be "fair and balanced," as determined by left-leaning bureaucrats. Otherwise it will be deemed criminal — in America, the country thousands of heroes have died to keep free.

Chucky Schmucky goes further:

The very same people who don't want the Fairness Doctrine want the FCC [Federal Communications Commission] to limit pornography on the air. I am for that… But you can't say government hands off in one area to a commercial enterprise but you are allowed to intervene in another. That's not consistent.

Apparently the odious PBS propagandist Bill Moyers isn't the only one who regards conservative radio as "political pornography."

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Creeps like Schumer may determine what views you can hear, via Albany's Insanity.

On tips from The MaryHunter and Bergbikr.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:10 PM

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Our next Commander in Chief?



Civilization Prevails at a Philly Poll

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:54 PM

At least for now. Via Stop the ACLU:



More on Obamunist Thugs at the Polls

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:49 PM

Michelle Malkin wonders if this is what Obama's proposed half $trillion civilian national security force (i.e., personal domestic army) will look like:

On tips from V the K and The MaryHunter.



Black Panthers Intimidating Voters in Philadelphia

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:33 PM

In Philadelphia, we're getting a foretaste of what Change will entail, if Obama is put in a position to reduce America to a Third-World nation. Here's a report on Black Panther thugs with nightsticks trying to scare Caucasians away from polling places:

Imagine what the next election will be like, if Obama, along with his Black Panther and ACORN friends, have had four years to Change the voting process. If America doesn't win this election, it might not get a second chance.

Hat tip: Bob McCarty Writes.



Exit Poll Reminder

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:40 AM

As the great Yogi Berra put it, "It ain't over till it's over."

Polls historically err in favor of Democrats. This is particularly true of exit polls.

The mainstream media has become for all intents and purposes the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party. Using polls, it will try to convince you Obama has won before the votes have been counted. The point will be to suppress the conservative vote, not only for President but also for crucial congressional races and propositions.

Don't spend the rest of your life knowing you didn't vote against the catastrophic disgrace of Barack Obama becoming President of the USA and Commander in Chief of our armed forces. Get to the polls, no matter what they tell you.

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



Proof Released That Obama Was Born in USA

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:24 AM

Obama's grandmother claims to have been present when the Moonbat Messiah was born in Kenya, making him ineligible to serve as President. But even if Obama is elected, we may yet avoid a Constitutional crisis. His genuine Hawaiian birth certificate has at last been released:

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On a tip from Darrel.



Pro-Homosexual Marriage Moonbats Bash Mormons

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:02 AM

Liberals are very tolerant of diversity — within the ranks of privileged special interest groups that support their agenda. The rest of us are fair game for bigoted stereotypes. This ad opposed to a proposition to defend the concept of marriage from defilement in California goes after a favorite target, Mormons:

The ad might be a little too subtle for moonbats. They should have had the Mormons abduct the lesbians' adopted child and devour it alive while it wriggled and screamed.

Via The Corner, on a tip from V the K.



His Brother's Keeper

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:52 AM

On a tip from Burning Hot.



Howie Carr's Top Five Reasons to Vote Wisely

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:25 AM

Howie Carr took on a monumental task: narrowing the best reasons to vote against Obama down to only five.

He wants to tax working Americans back to the Stone Age.

If you believe the crapola about only the other guy having to pay higher taxes, while you get a tax cut, please get in touch so I can sell you some carbon credits. He's going to repeal the Bush tax cuts, meaning that anyone who pays taxes gets in on the jaw. Then there are capital gains taxes and inevitable taxes on energy. When BHO's greedy taxation policies sink the boat, all hands are going down.

The federal courts.

Obama wants the Supreme Court in the business of wealth redistribution. The last president to think along these lines threatened to pack the court with extra justices if he didn't get his way. Look to his close associations — Maoist terrorist Bill Ayers, Marxist race hustler Jeremiah Wright — for an idea of the sort of judges he would appoint.

Teach the Obama-worshipping bumkisser media a lesson.

The idea that the liberal elite vermin running the news media would be able to impose Obama on this country is intolerable. Needless to say, without the media's full-throttle support, Obama never would have gotten the nomination. Now a guy who couldn't pass the security check to get a job as night watchman at a garbage dump due to his terrorist associations, and who may not even be constitutionally qualified for office, could be elected President without having been publicly vetted, compliments of the same slimy, mendacious rats who publicly parade any disparaging private information they can illicitly excavate on Sarah Palin and Joe the Plumber.

The character of Barack Obama.

Mr. Social Justice has an illegal alien aunt living in a squalid housing project, and a half-brother living in a shack on $1/month. Yet he wants to clean out your bank account, allegedly to help the poor. He is a lowlife thief, who would disgrace the Oval Office.

Michelle Obama.

Obama's bitter half is the most profoundly unappealing individual to emerge in the political realm since Michael Moore. As Carr asks, "Can you stand four years of this harridan lecturing you on your greed?"

But Carr's actual #1 reason is this:

If he loses it will drive the moonbats absolutely bonkers.

If The One lost to a conservative, it would probably make their heads explode. But even a McCain victory would result in extravagant tantrums that would be immensely satisfying to document for readers' amusement.

On a tip from Byron.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:47 AM

A saddening spectacle. On a tip from nanc.



Obamunism Has Been Tried in America Before

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:35 AM

Chicago Boyz reminds us that Obamunism has already been tried in America. It was used to create the Rust Belt:

In 1950, America produced 51% of the GNP for the entire world. Of that production, roughly 70% took place in the eight states surrounding the Great Lakes: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York.
The productive capability of this small area of earth staggers the imagination. Virtually everything that rebuilt the industrial bases of Europe and Japan came from those eight states. Cars, planes, electronics, machine tools, consumer goods, generators, concrete — any conceivable item manufactured by industrial humanity poured out this tiny region and enriched the world. The region shone with widespread prosperity. People migrated from the South and West to work in these Herculean engines of industry.
The wealth, power and economic dominance of the region at the time cannot be overstated. Nothing like it has existed in human history.
Yet, a mere 30 years later, by 1980, we called that area the "rustbelt" and it became synonymous with joblessness, collapsing cities, high crime, failing schools and general hopelessness.
What the hell happened?

Obamunism happened — although of course it wasn't called that at the time.

First, unions: Without any serious economic competition, unions could force virtually any salary, benefits and pensions they wished from manufactures. Worse, however, they could set work rules and conditions, effectively dictating the organization of a business and what technology, processes and methods it used. Since increasing productivity, by definition, means doing more work with fewer people, unions froze companies into the methods used in the mid-1950s and refused to let them adapt. Companies rode high for over 15 years, but by the late '60s they faced increasing competition and needed to change and adapt. The unions blocked this.
In the end, however, strong widespread unions turned out for workers to be merely a case of robbing Peter to pay Paul. Unions got workers in factories better wages, but the people who built the workers' houses, cars, consumer goods and stocked their groceries also had strong unions and the price of everything went up. Strong public-sector unions kept taxes high and public productivity low, so workers' taxes went up. By the time they paid all the increased cost of union labor in everything they consumed, the unions gave them little if any real increases in income.

Obama supports the appalling and risibly misnamed Employee Free Choice Act, which would do away with secret ballots, force businesses to recognize unions even when most employees don't want to be unionized, and allow lefty bureaucrats to impose outrageous conditions on employers through arbitration. Effectively, it would place on every industry in America the same crippling burden that has crushed our auto industry.

Second, invasive government: People who grew up during the New Deal and WWII believed that government could solve almost any problem, and they supported high taxes so that government could fix society. Unfortunately, the supposed benefits of an expansive state, good schools, solid public infrastructure, low crime, etc. failed to materialize while zoning and land-use restrictions drove up housing cost and taxes and crime destroyed small businesses. Strong public-sector unions blocked tax cuts and reforms that could have saved them.
By the early '70s the states that once served as the industrial engine for the entire planet began to fall apart. Then came double-digit inflation and the energy crisis (both caused by leftist policies). By 1980, the industrial heartland of America lay in virtual ruins. People called it the "rustbelt" in analogy to the "dustbowl" of the Great Depressions. Even today, nearly 30 years later, the region lags behind the rest of the country in job creation and is steadily losing population to internal migration.
It can happen just that fast.

The difference under Obama would be that we would have nowhere to migrate to.

Obama clearly plans to try to extend the rustbelt model to the rest of the country. "Card check" will let unions use intimidation to control workers. High taxes on capital gains will slow investment. Environmental regulation will starve workplaces of electricity and mandate inefficient modes of production. Great new bureaucracies will arise to restrain the freedom and creativity of the people.
Obama has no concept of business as a creative and experimental endeavor. On some deep unconscious level, he assumes that material wealth is something akin to a natural phenomenon for which no group of humans can take credit. Therefore, he sees distribution as the only serious economic issue and ignores how politics interferes with the actual process of wealth creation.

According to Obama, wealth isn't for creating. It's for spreading around, i.e., plundering — until it's all gone. Moonbattery converted the industrial Midwest into the Rust Belt within a generation. Let's hope we never find out how long it would take Obama to convert the whole country into Zimbabwe.

On a tip from V the K.



Democrat Corruption and Chaos Already Underway in Philly

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:55 AM

It looks like Democrats understand that McCain probably can't win without Pennsylvania. This illustrates how quickly the electoral process will degenerate into a farce if Obamunists seize control:

GOP Election Board members have been tossed out of polling stations in at least half a dozen polling stations in Philadelphia because of their party status.
A Pennsylvania judge previously ruled that court-appointed poll watchers could NOT be removed from their boards by an on-site election judge, but that is exactly what is happening.

A President/Community Organizer Obama would appoint partisan apparatchiks like this on-site election judge at a federal level.

It is the duty of election board workers to monitor and guard the integrity of the voting process.
Denying access to the minority (in this case Republican) poll watchers and inspectors is a violation of Pennsylvania state law. … Those on site are describing it as "pandemonium" …

Comments McCain-Palin spokesman Ben Porritt:

Election board officials guard the legitimacy of the election process and the idea that Republicans are being intimidated and banned for partisan purposes does not allow for an honest and open election process.

But an honest and open election process is part of the old way. We've been promised Change.

On a tip from J.



The Ultimate Insult

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:08 AM

Imagine telling this guy that you voted to make Barack Obama the Commander in Chief, and to give Iraq back to the terrorists.



Instant Tax

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:56 AM

At last, a little truth in advertising from the Obama campaign, which has actually managed to convince some of the more gullible members of society that socialism will lower their taxes. A campaign office in Las Vegas:

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Via Political Machine; on a tip from Al C.



How Soon Some Forget

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:43 AM

September 11

Imagine if someone told you 7 years ago that we may soon elect as President an inexperienced defeatist with a long history of associating with terrorists and anti-American extremists, who has a Muslim upbringing and Muslim sympathies — an arrogant punk whose 20-year mentor reacted to 9/11 by triumphantly crowing that America's chickens have come home to roost. The very suggestion that the Democrats and their media enablers would dare present a character like Barack Hussein Obama as a serious candidate probably would have made you sick, as it still should.



November 3, 2008

Obama Campaign Ad

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:25 PM

The equal time for moonbats requirements that will be imposed on this site when a version of the Unfairness Doctrine is inflicted on the Internet will take getting used to. For the sake of practice, here's a campaign ad for Barack Obama:

On a tip from Al C.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:13 PM

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Chairman Barry. Compliments of TJP.



Even Knitting Corrupted by Moonbattery

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:53 PM

As BHO's political success makes obvious, there are a lot of unhealthy people out there, wallowing in emotional disorders that manifest themselves in strange political forms. Some have taken the radical step of engaging in revolutionary knitting.

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It's probably not a good idea for these people to be playing with sharp objects.

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin; on a tip from V the K.



BHO's Botched Job Interview

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:39 PM

On a tip from Tariq.



The Master of Chump Change

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:12 PM

Obama is once again giving new meaning to the term "chump change." Quoth the Moonbat Messiah:

Well, right now, [those making at least $250,000] are getting taxed at 36 percent. Under Bill Clinton in the 1990s, they were being taxed at 39.6 percent. You are talking about a 3.6 percent difference, and for the average person who is making half a million, a million dollars … that's chump change, that's nothing.

As Hot Air points out:

At $250,000, an additional 3.6% isn't chump change. It's an extra $9,000 that goes to the federal government on top of what they already take. That money could go to the college funds for his own children, or get invested in businesses that create jobs, or just get spent and create even more jobs for others in the community. Instead, it will go to Washington DC, get filtered through ever-growing bureaucracies, and perhaps a tenth of it will actually go to any purpose — if that.

But from the point of view of the massive government Obama promises to bloat, the $thousands you sweat for are just drops in a fetid ocean of waste.

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Chump change, via Obambi.com.

On a tip from J.



Free Sex Toys for Voting

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:39 AM

Babeland, a "sex-positive, women-friendly retailer for sex toys and accessories" is offering free mini-vibrators to customers who give their "word of honor" that they voted.

Spokeswoman Pamela Doan holds that Babeland is nonpartisan in its GOTV efforts:

We didn't want to reward only Obama supporters. We have a lot of Republicans who shop at Babeland too.

But I'm guessing not as many, if only because conservative women are less likely to be left to their own devices, so to speak.

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On a tip from Cristy Li.



Moonbat Messiah Has His Detractors Abroad

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:05 AM

Despite promises that the Moonbat Messiah will unite the world by putting everyone else's interests ahead of America's, not everyone outside our borders is rooting for our self-inflicted demise. Malaysia's Burning Hot outlines five excellent reasons to dread this radical fool taking office:

1) Abortion. I totally disagree with his 100% pro-abortion stance, his voting against providing medical care for babies that survive abortions, his view that babies are a PUNISHMENT, and his refusal to publicly proclaim his stance on unborn life.
2) Shallow Christian faith. Liberals and Democrats who are ‘Christians’ in general have very nominal faith as compared to Conservatives and Republicans. (And some are outright disdainful of Christianity.) Just look at who the Evangelicals and Bible Belt vote for (i.e. Bush). Obama is, incredibly, even more shallow and cynical about Christianity - treating it like a means to accomplish his own political and personal ends. A short sample:
For 20 years attended a church that follows the skewed Black Liberation Theology ("If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him.")
For 20 years listened to the preaching of a reverend who is known for shouting "God d*mn America!".
Adheres to his own nuanced interpretation of Old Testament laws the Sermon on the Mount.
He is also ardently pro-homosexuality.
3) His associates and supporters. People whom he has looked up to, worked with, and who adore him include a racist preacher who wants God to d*mn America, terrorists who planted bombs aimed at civilians (details through links here), slum lords, the despotic North Korean government, Communists and fans of mass-murderers, and various extremist Islamic terror groups. You seriously have to wonder WHY these people prefer an Obama Presidency.
4) His constant lying and condescension. He will say one thing to garner support from one group of listeners, then say the exact opposite to garner support from others. As recorded on video. Yet he claims he never said those things, acting as if the public were fools and ignoramuses. He has said as much before.
5) His policies in general. As I have blogged before, there are at least seven ways Obama will be bad for the world. Eight if you include the ways in which he contributed to the financial crisis.
And there are many more reasons, such as his utter lack of leadership experience (a mere 143 days!), proven incompetence in administration and arrogant ignorance of basic knowledge about world politics, but the above five are the ones I feel most strongly about.

In future hindsight, the number one international reason to wish Obama had stuck to his South Side race hustling may be a worldwide depression. If he succeeds in destroying the American economy by inflicting his Marxist moonbattery in the face of a recession, no one on the planet will fail to feel it. When things get bad enough, even Palestinians will sour on The One.



Peruvian Witch Doctors for Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:13 AM

To the Moonbat Messiah's long list of dubious foreign supporters we can now add Peruvian Witch Doctors.

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On a tip from Greg.



Obama's Foreign Supporters

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:59 AM

Imagine how busy the leads in this video would keep the mainstream media if it hadn't abandoned journalism in favor of propagandizing for the Moonbat Messiah:

On a tip from HoosierArmyMom.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:47 AM

Compliments of The Nose on Your Face. Hat tip: Python; on a tip from Burning Hot.



Helen Jones-Kelley Wins Lying Democrat Pea Brain Award

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:08 AM

Congratulations to Helen Jones-Kelley, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, a public servant who has actually done the public a service by warning us as to the sort of bureaucratic abuses we will face if Barack Obama is elected. When Joe Wurzelbacher incurred the wrath of Obamunists by asking an innocuous question that led to The One admitting to being a socialist, Ohio Dems came down hard, digging through government data for dirt on him at the behest of thuggish apparatchiks like Jones-Kelley:

Helen Jones-Kelley, Strickland's Ohio Department of Job and Family Services director, is trying to downplay her decision to authorize a background check on Wurzelbacher after McCain continued to refer to him while debating Obama.
Jones-Kelley maintains her agency routinely conducts background checks on individuals who come to its attention, often through the media like Wurzelbacher, to determine whether they owe child support, unemployment compensation, or back taxes or whether they are legally entitled to any public assistance they may be receiving.
So when Joe the Plumber became a household name, Jones-Kelley had her agency check him out.
She explains this in a three-page letter to Ohio Senate President Bill Harris, R-Ashland, who outlined questions of his own in a letter to [Democrat Governor Ted] Strickland and the director.
''I would never authorize or turn a blind eye to accessing departmentally maintained databases for any nongovernmental purpose,'' Jones-Kelley notes.

But unless gutter politics counts as a governmental purpose, Jones-Kelley is lying. The clear objective was to dig up information to discredit Joe the Plumber in the public's mind.

This is disturbing, because her department is huge and has loads of extremely personal information about families and individuals in its databases. No agency in state government should be more cautious than Job and Family Services when it comes to protecting identities and privacy.

Needless to say, Jones-Kelley is an Obamunist.

State Rep. Bill Batchelder, R-Medina … points out that Jones-Kelley contributed $2,300 to Obama's presidential campaign, which at the least creates an unacceptable perception of political motivation.

In recognition of the valuable warning provided my Ms. Jones-Kelley, it is my honor to present her with the Lying Democrat Pea Brain Award, compliments of Hugh:

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Liberal Talk Show Host Karel Calls for Death of Joe the Plumber

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:09 AM

If there is one type beyond the farthest reaches of progressive tolerance, it is the normal, decent American. Liberal hatred for people like Sarah Palin and Joe Wurzelbacher is nothing short of satanic. Here's San Franfreakshow Obamunist, homosexual activist, HuffPo scribbler, and liberal radio yapper Charles Karel Bouley (aka "Karel") calling for the death of Joe the Plumber during a newsbreak, via Radio Equalizer (liberal language alert):

Death is Joe's due for wanting to own a business and having the audacity to ask The One if his taxes would go up.

This should give you an idea of why liberals will need the Unfairness Doctrine if they are ever going to compete with conservatives on the radio. Most Americans just aren't rotten enough to be on their wavelength.

Hat tip: Knowledge Is Power; on tips from V the K, Burning Hot, Wiggins, and J.



Wonkette: Trig Palin Wishes He Had Been Aborted

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:15 AM

The extreme hatred liberals feel for Sarah Palin is largely the result of being whipped into a frenzy by the moonbat propagandists of the MSM, who demonize her because they see her as a threat and want her destroyed. Just like there is nothing real to like about Obama, there is nothing real to dislike about Saracuda — except for the one crime liberals have to hold against her: she neglected to have her son Trig put to death for having Down syndrome.

Wonkette ran this picture of Trig with his sister

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…along with this text:

Little baby Trig must be so glad he wasn't aborted for this, his first Halloween, because his parents dressed him up like a political party symbol to be carried around at snarling political events. Aww. Isn't life just grand?

I suppose liberals must pretend the babies their policies exterminate would rather not even exist, and sneer at the possibility that a child with a disability could be loved. The alternative would be to face the horror of their own moral disabilities.

Hat tip: NewsBusters, on tips from Burning Hot and Cheetah.



Obamunist Voter Fraud in New Mexico

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:57 AM

As noted earlier, Palestra.net has been doing the work the mainstream media has pointedly refused to do, uncovering a morass of voter fraud in swing state Ohio. Now they've dug into similar shenanigans in another battleground state, New Mexico, where out-of-state Obamunists have been casting their votes in an effort to tip America into socialism:



November 2, 2008

Obama Admits He Will Make Energy Costs "Skyrocket"

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:25 PM

There's more to Obama's energy plan than bankrupting coal power plants. He also intends to make energy prices "skyrocket":

The money quote:

Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.

The ostensible point is to save the polar bears from the nonexistent global warming hoax. Considering that it hasn't gotten any warmer for 10 years now, chances are good the plan will succeed. More to the actual point, it may also succeed in causing an economic crisis severe enough to enable The One & Co. to give us a hard push toward Soviet-style economic "fairness."

Via Hot Air, on a tip from J.



Obama's Gestapo

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:02 PM

What will happen when The One pushes his Marxist agenda to the point that those of us who are still Americans balk? Will our armed forces fire on us on orders from this punk, in the interests of imposing the same ideology our military was intended to stave off? Obama isn't counting on it. As mentioned earlier, the Moonbat Messiah has proclaimed:

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

Here's video, since seeing is believing:

We're talking about a "civilian national security force" with an annual budget of $439 billion. If you have anything negative to say about socialism or the global warming hoax, you'd better get it out of your system before this American version of the Gestapo is created, because it will certainly have the resources to discover your errant opinions and readjust them as The One and his friends deem necessary.

No wonder the income level defining Obama's intended victims as "the rich" keeps plummeting. To pay for this internal army, he'll have to loot everyone down to children running lemonade stands. No doubt he'll make up some of the costs by pulling the plug on the military, which might have incorrect notions about serving the country and the Constitution, rather than serving The One and Change. Besides, posse comitatus forbids the use of the military to enforce laws within the borders — and the sort of Change Obama has in mind will require a whole lot of enforcement.

As Alan Caruba observes,

There is absolutely NO need for a homeland security force. We have the Federal Bureau of Investigation that has a long and distinguished history of obedience to the U.S. Constitution and respect for the rule of law. We have a huge law enforcement community that is likewise pledged to the rule of law. We have a Central Intelligence Agency and a National Security Agency, both defending against foreign enemies. Nothing Obama proposes is more dangerous to the comity of the nation than a National Civilian Security Force.

He should have said, there is absolutely no LEGITIMATE need.

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On tips from Tom F and Wiggins.



A Tale of Two Pernicious Cults

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:12 AM

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It's a remarkable coincidence that the Obamunism logo closely resembles that of the Weather Underground Organization terrorist cult, when you consider that the Weather Underground was led by Bill Ayers, who developed Obama as a protégé, working with him for years in the cesspool of Chicago's hard-left "community activism" and even launching BHO's political career from his home. Having gotten away with a long list of terrorist bombings thanks to a legal technicality, Ayers turned toward a strategy of destroying America from within, using the system to bring down the system. This was the purpose of grooming Barack Obama for office.

Parallels between the Weather Underground and Obamunism cults don't stop at the logos. Zombie has gotten hold of the first issue of WUO's Osawatomie newspaper. She reports:

Much of Osawatomie, which was written at a time when the Dohrn-Ayers wing of the Weather Underground was transitioning from terrorism to "working from the inside" for revolution, concerns itself with the need to encourage "organizers" who will work in "communities" and use "audacity" to bring about "socialism" in America.

There's that word "audacity" again. To get a terrifying glimpse of the revolutionary ideology that may soon invade the White House, check out the extracts from Osawatomie at Zomblog.

On a tip from Antara.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:26 AM

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On tips from Matt L and Bergbikr.

Update:

This one appears to be Fake But Accurate, as Dan Blather might say. The New York Post broke the story, then retracted it, so apparently the receipt isn't genuine.



Obama Promises to Bankrupt Coal Industry

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:15 AM

People in coal country are going to have to cling all the more bitterly to their guns and Bibles if Obama gets a chance to deliberately destroy the coal industry:

A partial transcript, via NewsBusters:

So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it's just that it will bankrupt them because they're going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted.

You might think that not even Obama could be enough of a fool to prevent us from using our plentiful coal reserves when the economy is already teetering. But to implement their radical agenda, the Moonbat Messiah and friends will require an extreme economic crisis. Jacking up taxes in the face of a recession may do the job, but if it doesn't, The One has other tricks up his sleeve — such as using the global warming farce as a pretext to throw tens of thousands out of work and make energy astronomically expensive.

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



The Three Moonbats

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:49 AM

Hat tip: Power Line, on a tip from the MaryHunter.



November 1, 2008

Obamunism Applied to Education

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:02 PM

On a tip from the MaryHunter.



The One Falls Behind in Zogby Poll

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:08 PM

At the sinister urging of the liberal establishment media, America has loaded a gun and pressed the barrel to its temple. But it hasn't pulled the trigger. According to Zogby, McCain outpolled the Moonbat Messiah 48% to 47% on Friday.

As we've learned, polls consistently exaggerate the Democrat vote. Considering that, the Bradley effect, and the tendency of people who put guns to their heads to think better of it and put the gun back down again, and Obama's ACORN thugs are going to have to cheat like wildfire to guarantee a win.

Despite what the Obamunist media would have you believe, it ain't over until it's over.

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America can still put the gun down.

Hat tip: Stop the ACLU.



Definition of "Rich" Continues to Plunge

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:27 PM

At first Obama was only going to loot those making over $250,000 per year, so that the rest might enjoy the fruits of their labor in accordance with the principles of socialists, pirates, muggers, and other wicked thieves. Then it became $200,000, then $150,000. It has now reached $120,000. According to prominent Dem Bill Richardson:

What Obama wants to do is he is basically looking at $120,000 and under among those that are in the middle class, and there is a tax cut for those.

The RNC comments:

At this rate, it won't take long until Obama is again raising taxes on Americans making as little as $42,000 a year.

Once these looters have consolidated power, the rich will be defined as anyone foolish enough to work for a living. Everyone else will get tax "rebates" — i.e., they will be handed your money in exchange for the political support they give Democrats.

No wonder liberals screech in outrage when the Ten Commandments are publicly displayed. They must find Thou Shalt Not Steal particularly oppressive.

On tips from Matt L and Wiggins.



Destroy Everything! Grab the Cash!

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:35 AM

This still from the video game Mercenaries 2 sums up Obamunism in five words:

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On a tip from B1BBET.



Anti-Obamunist Warning From 1948

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:25 AM

We've been warding off Obamunism since long before Obama:

On a tip from bwahahahahah`.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:13 AM

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Compliments of Jed.