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December 13, 2008

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Posted by Van Helsing at December 13, 2008 12:27 PM

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THIS ISTHE BEST CARTOON IN AMERCA TODAY

Posted by: Anonymous at December 13, 2008 12:35 PM

I bought my Christmas tree from the Boy Scouts, and now I'm decorating it with my Mormon friends. In your face, DINO!

Posted by: V the K at December 13, 2008 12:42 PM

Well that settles it then. We need more churches and Boy Scout troops.

Posted by: Farmer Ted at December 13, 2008 1:05 PM

I know what you mean.

The good ol' days of bigotry and 1950s mentality are OVER - Thankfully.

Posted by: Anonymous at December 13, 2008 1:34 PM

VH,

It isn't the 1950s anymore - thank goodness.
Progress is a good thing.

Posted by: Anonymous at December 13, 2008 1:38 PM

Some people celebrate the birth of Christ and the promise of everlasting joy. Others just spread smut, AIDS, and misery just like any other day at the orifice.

They've always been around, but now the purveyors of smut have a pulpit (courtesy of 'political correctness') and believe they are "enlightened". And since misery loves company they gleefully practice their woeful attempts at soul thievery and consider themselves “superior”.

And they foam at the mouth when ignored.

Posted by: Jimbo at December 13, 2008 1:54 PM

Moonbat protesters at Florida Governor's wedding. Probably the same people whining about Rahm Emmanuel's "privacy."

Posted by: V the K at December 13, 2008 4:35 PM

Anytime I'm told "Happy Holidays!," I respond, with a big smile, "Merry Christmas!". If they don't like it, who gives a s--t?

Posted by: jc14 at December 13, 2008 6:31 PM

don't you DARE test the obambino or else!

Posted by: nanc at December 13, 2008 7:42 PM

Thought you folks might be interested in learning a little about yourselves as I know your all interested in acquiring wisdom ....someday.

http://www.amazon.com/Paranoid-Style-American-Politics-Essays/dp/0674654617/ref=pd_sim_b_5

http://www.amazon.com/Anti-Intellectualism-American-Life-Richard-Hofstadter/dp/0394703170/ref=pd_sim_b_5

Posted by: Anonymous at December 13, 2008 8:03 PM

what if this "global economy" crisis is the NEW "global warming" fiasco?

i'm not going to worry about it.

Posted by: nanc at December 13, 2008 8:58 PM

Moonbats attacking Sarah Palin's church. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2008/12/13/palins-alaska-church-damaged-suspicious/

Does it get any lower than this?

Posted by: Cartman at December 13, 2008 9:12 PM

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Nanc you are exactly right. Most everybody I talk to knows that it's a media-generated cycle and will be over within several months.

Right now I am scheduling venture capital presentations for my new biz and they are as active as ever. Believe it or not a lot of early-stage stuff is getting funded. Fortunately the adults are in charge.

Posted by: Air2air at December 13, 2008 9:40 PM

"Some people celebrate the birth of Christ and the promise of everlasting joy. Others just spread smut, AIDS, and misery just like any other day at the orifice. "

Is that you Ted Haggard?

Posted by: Anonymous at December 13, 2008 9:44 PM

Anonymous here is one of the summaries about those books:

"Recent months have witnessed an attack of unprecedented passion and ferocity against the national government. The Republican Party has apparently embarked on a crusade to destroy national standards, national projects, and national regulations and to transfer domestic governing authority from the national government to the states...Unbridled rhetoric is having consequences far beyond anything that antigovernment politicians intend. The flow of angry words seems to have activated and, in a sense, legitimized what the historian Richard Hofstadter called the `paranoid strain' in American politics.
--Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. (Wall Street Journal 19950607)"

Are you saying this is a bad thing? How? Sorry I haven't "acquired your wisdom" yet.

Posted by: Air2air at December 13, 2008 9:45 PM

air2air - we're not feeling ANY effects of this recession and that's what has me confused - we've never done better in life - my husband has a future in alternative energy and there's more money out there than ever before - we did, however, benefit from the housing crisis - purchased a $120,000+- home on nearly four acres last week for just under $63,000...sure hope to recognize when we should become 'spicious...

Posted by: nanc at December 13, 2008 9:52 PM

LOCK PHASERS ON TARGET LOCK PHOTON TORPEDOS ON TARGET THE LIBERAL SHIP MOONBAT IS DEAD AHEAD TAKE NO PRISONERS CRUSH,KILL,DESTROY,SQOOSH,SQUISH,SQUARSH,SMASH,SMARSH,EXTERMINATE,EXTERMINATE,EXTERMINATE

Posted by: Spurwing Plover at December 13, 2008 10:16 PM

You are the most bitter, nasty people I've ever seen on the web.

Posted by: conservatism is a disease at December 14, 2008 2:41 AM

Off-topic: We've saved the europeans from themselves twice before, let us do it again.

Posted by: Anonymous at December 14, 2008 4:38 AM

"You are the most bitter, nasty people I've ever seen on the web" ~Conservatism is a disease

Evidently you've never been to Bungie.net's forums.

Posted by: Cheesecake at December 14, 2008 5:32 AM

European moonbats finally brazen enough to acknowledge destroying majorities is their goal.

the leading academic Multiculturalist in my country, Professor Thomas Hylland Eriksen of the University in Oslo, who has received millions in government funding for his projects and is something of a national celebrity. It's a few months old, but I haven't seen it until now. He says point blank that in his view the most important thing to do right now is to "deconstruct the majority [population] so thoroughly that it can never be called the majority again." End of quote.

Posted by: Rob Banks at December 14, 2008 7:04 AM

Holy shit VH, Wingnuttery.com has been registered

Posted by: Anonymous at December 14, 2008 8:54 AM

This is bad, but not unexpected.

Posted by: The Him at December 14, 2008 9:17 AM

To CONSERVATIVISM IS A DEISEASE quit running around with that pussie pad hat on your head you blabbering frenchie doofus duff

Posted by: Spurwing Plover at December 14, 2008 9:31 AM

Spurwing Plover: A deep cover liberal?

Posted by: Anonymous at December 14, 2008 10:15 AM

Holy shit VH, Wingnuttery.com has been registered

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Posted by: V the K at December 14, 2008 10:19 AM

Wow, that site sucked.

Posted by: Big_Daddy at December 14, 2008 10:40 AM

Do you mean "Winguttery?" Big Daddy? I was thinking of going over there and leaving really stupid comments anonymously, but if it's not worth my time...

Posted by: V the K at December 14, 2008 11:13 AM

V the K it's just the name and a search bar. Nothing else. Trust me.

Posted by: Big_Daddy at December 14, 2008 11:36 AM

You guys need to link up to some White Pride sights... you'll get more traffic

Posted by: Anonymous at December 14, 2008 12:39 PM

Posted by: conservativeteen at December 14, 2008 1:26 PM

V the K it's just the name and a search bar. Nothing else. Trust me.

Ah, I guess our esteemed left-fascist, Obamamoonie counterparts couldn't put down the bong long enough to post anything.

Meanwhile, Pic for a future open thread.

Posted by: V the K at December 14, 2008 1:30 PM

You guys need to link up to some White Pride sights... you'll get more traffic

Translation: There was no racism in evidence on this site until a left-wing coward brought some of his own.

Posted by: Troll Translator at December 14, 2008 1:32 PM

Posted by: conservativeteen at December 14, 2008 1:32 PM

Posted by: Mike at December 14, 2008 3:49 PM

ISN’T IT TIME FOR AN ULTIMATUM?

It struck me a long time ago that our leaders in America almost blithely go about our business with such little concern for our well-being, most specifically with regard to future attacks by terrorists on our soil.

They’ve put us in a defensive posture with such tactics as airport screenings and patdowns and with all sorts of other defensive measures which are supposed to make us feel secure and to continue travelling, shopping, attending various sporting events and the like but we’re about as secure as we were on September 10th, 2001.

It’s all a charade, a deadly charade, as evidenced by the recent report on the probability of some sort of WMD attack by the year 2013: http://themoderatevoice.com/24772/report-wmd-bioattack-or-nuclear-attack-likely-on-us-by-2013/.

Not by 2012 or 2011, mind you, and not in 2009, but by 2013 and not by 2014.

I can’t believe I’m the only person in America who perceives the absurdity of such a report, absurd not because it was written and given to President Bush by the Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism but that the United States of America felt the need for such a commission.

We are not India, we are not Pakistan, we are not a banana republic which should be sitting back and saying, as this report does, “Our margin of safety is shrinking, not growing:” http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/12/01/national/main4641534.shtml?source=mostpop_story. And CBS.com and other media simply post the story as if it were the equivalent of another bloody murder or more news on Governor Blago’s scandals.

CBS asks the question: Are we ready? Are we ready for a nuclear or biological or any other mass attack on our nation.

I say that if we have to ask the question, we are not, and the fact that our “margin of safety is shrinking” attests to that. Of more relevance is the question, Why are we not doing something about it?

Why are we sitting back and in effect saying, Well, we’ve done what we can to insure our national security but we know it’s not enough so just bring it on and let’s see what happens? Is that not the same defeatist approach that France adopted with its farcical Maginot Line?

An ounce of prevention is said to be worth a pound of cure. That hackneyed maxim is fine advice for avoiding the flu but has no application when we are discussing our future and, conceivably, the national survival of the United States. In our current situation as we await another devastating attack or attacks, an ounce of pre-emption is worth a ton of phony, misleading security efforts which that commission admits are useless.

I’m not proposing that we attack all or any of our many enemies, enemy nations or groups within ostensibly friendly nations. That would enhance our security but would be far beyond the pale of civilized response even to this grave threat.

What I propose is outlined in my book, An Immodest Proposal for Ending and Winning the War on Terror. In a nutshell, my proposal is to put our enemies, is to put the planet, on notice that America will just not tolerate attacks on our soil. That’s it, pure and simple. I obviously flesh out that notice in great detail in the book as well as detailing the repercussions of such attacks.

Is this alarmist? Is issuing an ultimatum that no enemy had better try to mess with us, to tread on us, to attack us, alarmist? You’re damned right it is! Is the book alarmist, again damned right it is, but before condemning that alarm, consider the alternative of waiting patiently and stupidly to be hit and maybe pummeled into the dust of history.

This is not a pitch to sell said book, which is available on Amazon.com. and at other outlets. In fact, I will be more than happy to provide a complementary copy, at my expense including shipping and handling, to anyone who sincerely wants to read it and who will promise to try to do something about the peril our country faces.

If I’m wrong, if the Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism is wrong, then you get a free book to use to light a fire.

I hope we’re wrong.

(http://genelalor.com/)

Posted by: Berlet98 at December 14, 2008 4:22 PM

Posted by: BURNING HOT at December 14, 2008 6:42 PM

a MUST-READ globwarm hysteria AP piece, from over at Drudge

Gore said in a recent telephone interview with The Associated Press. "This year coming up is the most important opportunity the world has ever had to make progress in really solving the climate crisis."

and so on

Posted by: mega at December 14, 2008 6:55 PM

a bizarre quote from the link I posted above, which I missed on the first go-round

Ironically, 2008 is on pace to be a slightly cooler year in a steadily rising temperature trend line. Experts say it's thanks to a La Nina weather variation. While skeptics are already using it as evidence of some kind of cooling trend, it actually illustrates how fast the world is warming.

Posted by: mega at December 14, 2008 6:59 PM

Posted by: BURNING HOT at December 14, 2008 7:03 PM

Posted by: BURNING HOT at December 14, 2008 7:04 PM

No way annoymous im a very very conservative shorebird and my attatude is big time SQUAWK SQUAWK SQUAWK

Posted by: Spurwing Plover at December 14, 2008 7:16 PM

Posted by: BURNING HOT at December 14, 2008 8:20 PM

The ACLU at the birth of Jesus - Satire

Upon entering Bethlehem, Mary and Joseph would have been stopped by activists from Planned Parenthood. The unmarried couple would have been reminded of the growing problem with overpopulation, including demands on finite resources and added pollution.

Mary would have been encouraged to abort the unborn fetus, and Planned Parenthood would have offered to pay for the procedure with tax money stolen from the Romans.

Meanwhile, a corrupt liberal judge (aren’t they all?) in Nazareth would have issued a restraining order to prevent the three wise men from entering the city where the Savior was born.

Citing the lack of any women, blacks, Asians, Hispanics, gays, transsexuals, Jihadists, or blind and handicapped Buddhists among the three wise acres, the judge would have given the trio twelve hours to submit an acceptable affirmative action plan, or be forced to leave the Holy land.

All mirth, gold and other gifts brought by the trio would have been impounded and stored in a local “Babies R Us” retail outlet, pending final disposition by the court.

That same judge would have also ordered Mary to submit to a full gynecological examination by a licensed physician to determine the veracity of her claim to be a virgin.

The judge would have ruled that this was essential to maintain the probative integrity of Nazareth’s birth and death records, and to establish a basis for royalty payments owed Nazareth when the Jesus story was added to the Holy Bible.

ACLU Lawyers in Bethlehem would have sued the innkeeper who turned Mary and Joseph away. The suit would allege that there was, in fact, plenty of room at the inn, but that Mary was discriminated against solely because she was an unmarried, pregnant, middle-eastern woman of color who spoke perfect Yiddish, but not a word of Italian or French.

Even back then, being bilingual was seen as a mark of sophistication and economic stability by liberal nut cases.

Joseph would have been required to pay a special “Ass Transit Fee”—not a tax, mind you—owing to the fact that the donkey carrying the blessed Mary was not properly licensed in Bethlehem. The local tax collector was known in the underground as the “Ass Taxer,” a term that still applies to most American Democrats.

Joseph and Mary would have been forced to leave Bethlehem earlier than originally planned, because a local bureaucrat named Goreish had determined that their donkey was releasing unhealthy levels of toxic gases, indelicately called “farts” in our enlightened times.

Such emissions were thought to be a major factor in clinical depressions, and were also implicated in a phenomenon called “Global Cooling,” which Goreish insisted would destroy the planet by the year 0010 unless immediate action were taken.

Goreish was so convinced of his science that he mass produced a scroll manuscript modestly titled, “Ten Inconvenient Truths about Global Cooling,” which were sold on street corners for thirty pieces of silver, with tips gladly accepted.

Sadly, Goreish died penniless and humiliated in 0100 while trying to promote yet another doomsday rip off called “Global Warming.” The animal rights activist presiding over the funeral for Goreish called him a huge and noble force for peace.

Because of scribing and typographical errors repeated over the course of 2,000 years, “noble force for peace” has become “Nobel Peace,” an award recently accepted by the latest rip-off artist in the Goreish family tree.

Finally, a band of homeless Islamofascist gypsies would have been arrested for conspiring to destroy the Baby Jesus by placing a Muslim baby with a treatable, but contagious, disease into the manger immediately next to that of Jesus. This was the first recorded instance of Muslims using children on suicide missions to kill innocent Jews.

Of course, the arrested Islamofascists eventually sued for discrimination based on religious intolerance. And won!

Praise be to God that liberalism and the ACLU did not exist in their present form on Christmas Eve, 0000!

Posted by: BURNING HOT at December 14, 2008 8:48 PM

Posted by: Mike at December 14, 2008 9:43 PM

Posted by: BURNING HOT at December 14, 2008 11:43 PM

Over at Wingnuttery.com, they have registered no activity, except for a grievous misspelling in their mission statement. (Fanatisism)

They're going to expose corporate greed, too. I'm so scared. Hold me.

Posted by: Karin at December 15, 2008 7:55 AM

Left wingnut demons always hiss and spew their vile gurglings when confronted with 'Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men'. It's so threatening.

Posted by: Ken S at December 15, 2008 5:16 PM

CRINGE, FUNNY, AND IRRELEVANT TALES

There were 8 million stories in the old “Naked City” television series and it sometimes seems another 8 million hit the newswires daily. Some few are cringe-worthy, some evoke a chuckles, but most are overblown instances of the need for newspeople to publish or perish, aka, Who Cares Stories.

CRINGE STORIES:

A. Madonna to buy off Guy Ritchie with a divorce settlement of up to $90 million: http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D953B1Q01&show_article=1. This is cringe-worthy only because Ritchie should have taken the multi-wed slut from Michigan for at least $100 million!

B. Honest to goodness cringe story: United States Excluded from Latin America Summit: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a0a8IQrfwSFU&refer=worldwide. China, Russia, and even Iran are making inroads with our Latin neighbors and making a joke of the nearly two century old Monroe Doctrine which defined that area as part of our “sphere of influence.” The handwriting is on history’s wall and it reads, “America’s Day is Over.” All empires eventually reach a conclusion but the American Empire is going into the dustbin of history with barely a fight. T.S. Eliot called it in “The Hollow Men:” which ends, “This is the way the [American] world ends/ Not with a bang but a whimper.”

On the lighter side,

CHUCKLE STORIES:

A. The Iraqi shoe-thrower: http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/12/15/mideast/shoe.php. Although I realize throwing one’s shoe at someone is considered a deep insult in the Arab world, as is just exposing the soles of one’s shoes, which is the reason Arabs wash their feet before entering a mosque. I don’t know or care about the derivation of that tradition but both the shoe-throw-as-insult and the foot washing no doubt find their origins in all that camel dung that Arabs probably step in daily and I imagine camel dung caked on shoes or sandals or between toes isn’t a pretty sight. President Bush, to his credit, seemed entertained rather than upset as he deftly dodged the missiles and kept smiling. Personally, I’d hurl my shoes and my dirty jockeys at any leader of the military that humiliated and defeated my country. Living in a third-rate nation must be a daily downer.

B. New York’s Fat Tax: ...

(Read the rest of this article at http://genelalor.com/.)

Posted by: Berlet98 at December 16, 2008 12:36 AM