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January 31, 2009

Lest We Forget…

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:24 AM

…who caused the crisis that Dems now want to use as a pretext for $1 trillion in unaffordable left-wing pork:

…and how they tried to cover up the unfolding catastrophe:

Putting Democrats in positions of responsibility will always have consequences.

On tips from SK.



January 30, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:46 AM

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Media Establishment Still Trashing Sarah Palin

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:09 AM

The tragic 2008 election is over, but the triumphant liberal media still appears to regard Sarah Palin as a threat. Listen to MSNBC's Nora O'Donnell sputter in outrage that Saracuda has the audacity to attend a dinner with other prominent politicians:

So long as moonbats fear conservatives enough to hate them the way they hate Sarah Palin, we know there's still hope for this country.

Via NewsBusters, on a tip from SK.



Judge Resists Obama's Anti-Anti-Terror Policy

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:57 AM

Obamunism can only be imposed if the individual people who make up the system are weak enough to go along with it. Judge James Pohl apparently isn't:

A military judge has refused the Obama administration's request to delay the arraignment of Abu al-Nashiri, the accused planner of the 2000 USS Cole attack in Yemen, FOX News learned Thursday.
Judge James Pohl's ruling throws a wrench in President Obama's plans to suspend the military tribunal process for 120 days while the administration reviews how to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility within the year.

Unfortunately this may be only token resistance:

Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said Thursday that Pohl would soon be told to comply with Obama's executive order.

At least cable news programs will have no shortage material, when we hold O.J.-style civilian circus trials for the foreign terrorists at Club Gitmo.

On a tip from Chad.



Children Forced to Pledge to Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:46 AM

Hopey Change has reached an elementary school in Sin City:

At least three of the five classrooms have an overhead projector and as the children stand to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, the teacher turns on the classroom overhead and a full body image of Obama, with six U.S. flags behind him, comes up about 4 feet away from the flag that hangs on the wall. The screen is apparently around five feet by six feet.
In the image, President Obama appears to be staring straight out with no facial expression, just a serious look. All of the kids in each class faced the President, instead of the flag that hangs in the corner.

Fortunately, parents raised such a stink that the principal promised to put an end to this particular indoctrination procedure. The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.

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Pledging allegiance to Emperor Arugula.

On tips from J and Burning Hot. Hat tip: Doctor Bulldog & Ronin.



Why California Needs a Bailout

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:12 AM

You would need a federal bailout too, if you ran your life the way moonbats have been running California:

Dozens, and potentially hundreds, of gas stations around California are choosing to shut down rather than comply with a state mandate that would require owners to purchase new equipment to reduce vapor emissions at the pump.
The requirement, known as Phase II in the state's Enhanced Vapor Recovery Program, is set to go into effect in April. It requires gas station owners to individually purchase tens of thousands of dollars of equipment designed to prevent harmful vapors from escaping into the air when gasoline is pumped.

Already 76 filling stations have announced they will shut down rather than attempt to comply with the excessively onerous regulations, which fittingly go into effect on April Fool's Day. But at least the bureauweenies are making the air nice and clean for the polar bears.

April's regulations promise to cut what are known as reactive organic gas emissions by 7 tons per day statewide, but opponents point to the fact that California produces 2,322 tons of such gases per day.

That comes to a 0.3% reduction.

Econazi Dimitri Stanich of the California Air Resources Board displays his math skills:

We do calculate the cost of compliance with the regulation as related to emissions. These costs could be recovered by raising gasoline prices by an average 0.68 cents per gallon.

Is that all? Our rulers want the price of gas much higher, to prevent us plebs from driving wherever we see fit, and to cripple the economy to the point that socialism can be imposed.

On tips from Richard C and Travis A.



Hope and Change Will Mean Abandoning Equality Before the Law

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:13 AM

Chairman Zero's website features a promise to expand hate crimes statutes:

President Obama and Vice President Biden will strengthen federal hate crimes legislation, expand hate crimes protection by passing the Matthew Shepard Act, and reinvigorate enforcement at the Department of Justice's Criminal Section.

"Hate crimes" is a concept by which the notion of equality before the law is discarded in exchange for special legal protection for groups favored by liberals. In other words, those who are not blacks, Muslims, or homosexuals are officially classified as second-class citizens. To get an idea of what this will mean to our society, we need look no farther than Europe, as documented at The Brussels Journal:

One of the famous victims of hate crime legislation in Europe is Brigitte Bardot. Last June the former sex symbol, once considered to be the very icon of France, was given a two-month suspended prison sentence and fined €15,000 by a court in Paris. Mrs. Bardot was convicted for "instigation of hatred" towards the Muslim community because in December 2006 she had sent a letter to Nicolas Sarkozy, then the Interior Minister of France, to demand that Muslims anaesthesize animals before slaughtering them. In the letter she said, referring to Muslims, that she was "fed up with being under the thumb of this population which is destroying us, destroying our country and imposing its habits." Harboring and expressing such sentiments is a crime in France.
Dieudonné M'Bala is one of France's new icons. He is a French comedian who is known for his anti-Semitism. Mr. M'Bala claims Jews are "a mafia that controls everything in France" and harbors feelings about Jews which are similar Mrs. Bardot's feelings about Muslims: France is under the thumb of the Jews, who are destroying it and imposing their values. In 2004 Mr. M'Bala was taken to court in Paris for violating French laws against incitation to racial or religious hatred, but the court ruled that he was not violating the law. Why did Mrs. Bardot get a suspended prison sentence and a fine of €15,000, while Mr. B'Bala went free? Because Mrs. Bardot and Mr. M'Bala are no longer equal under the law.
In October 2006 Codie Stott, a 14-year-old schoolgirl from Salford, England, was arrested for racism and spent three-and-a-half hours in police custody because she had refused to study with a group of five Asian pupils who did not speak English. When the Asians began talking in Urdu, Codie went to speak to the teacher. "I said 'I'm not being funny, but can I change groups because I can't understand them?' But the teacher started shouting and screaming, saying 'It's racist, you're going to get done by the police'." A complaint was made to the police and Codie was placed under arrest. She was not prosecuted as she was too young, but the experience was traumatic for the young girl. The same applies to Jamie Bauld from Cumbernauld, Scotland, an 18-year-boy with Down's syndrome and the mental age of a five-year-old. In September 2007 he was charged with "racial assault" after he had pushed an Asian girl on the playground.

There's more…

Hate crime legislation is used to silence the famous and the innocent, but also the people's democratically elected representatives. In January 2007 Christian Vanneste, a member of the French Parliament, was convicted by the Court of Appeal of Douai because two years earlier during a debate in the parliament and afterwards on television he had said that "homosexual behavior endangers the survival of humanity" and that "heterosexuality is morally superior to homosexuality." Mr. Vanneste, a member of the governing UMP party of President Sarkozy, was fined €3,000. The Court also ordered him to pay €3,500 in damages to each of the three homosexual activist organizations that had taken him to court, plus the expense of publishing the verdict in three newspapers. The three organizations welcomed the court ruling, saying that it "aims to punish homophobic comments which should be fought because they inspire and legitimize verbal and physical attacks."
Last week Susanne Winter, an elected member of the Austrian Parliament, was convicted by a court in Graz to a suspended jail sentence of three months and a fine of €24,000 for "inciting racial hatred and degradation of religious symbols and religious agitation." At a meeting of the Austrian Freedom Party FPÖ in January 2008, Mrs. Winter had said that the prophet Muhammad was "a child molester" since he married a six-year-old girl, and that he was "a warlord" who had written the Koran during "epileptic fits." She had also said that Islam is "a totalitarian system of domination that should be cast back to its birthplace on the other side of the Mediterranean" and warned for "a Muslim immigration tsunami," stating that "in 20 or 30 years, half the population of Austria will be Muslim" if the present immigration policies continue.
Following these remarks, Muslim extremists threatened to kill Mrs. Winter, who was subsequently placed under police protection. This did not persuade the judge, Christoph Lichtenberg, to be more lenient. He told Mrs. Winter: "You have only one goal: to gain votes by a despicable method, by appealing to xenophobic feelings." Judge Lichtenberg said a severe punishment was asked for in order to prevent Mrs. Winter from voicing similar opinions during her next election campaign.
Also last week, the Court of Appeal of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, decided to prosecute Geert Wilders, an elected member of the Dutch Parliament, for "the instigation of hatred against Muslims" as the producer of Fitna, a short documentary about the Koran. In his movie, which can be seen here, Mr Wilders says that the Koran calls for violence against Jews and other non-Muslims. Mr. Wilders lives under constant police protection following death threats from Koran readers.
A few weeks earlier, on 3 January, Harry van Bommel, a Socialist member of the Dutch Parliament, took part in a demonstration during which he called for an "intifada" against Israel and marched with demonstrators who were shouting "Jews to the gas." Will Mr. van Bommel, like Mr. Wilders, be charged with incitement to racial hatred? Will he be given the same treatment as Mr. Wilders? Considering that equality under the law is no longer guaranteed, this is far from certain. Indeed, while Mr. Wilders will be prosecuted, Mr. van Bommel is likely to go free.
One noticeable fact in hate crime prosecutions is that those prosecuted are often members of European majority groups, such as heterosexuals, non-Muslims or non-Socialists. Hate speech, racial slurs or religious insults directed against a majority group do not seem to be as equally punishable under hate crimes legislation as those directed against minorities. Unlike Susanne Winter, Alfred Hrdlicka, an Austrian "artist," who last year depicted Jesus and his apostles engaging in homosexual acts of sodomy during the Last Supper, has not been indicted, let alone sentenced. Depicting Jesus sodomizing his apostles is not considered to be a "degradation of religious symbols" in Austria, but referring to the historic fact that Muhammad married a six-year old girl is.

To some extent the First Amendment protects Americans from the censorship hates crimes legislation have imposed in Europe. But liberals regard the Constitution as a "living document" — i.e., it says whatever they say it says. It will take armed resistance to prevent the First and Second Amendments from going the way of the Tenth.

Anyone who has suffered the misfortune of being surrounded by liberal elitists knows that they strongly prefer Europe to America, so it's hardly surprising that their conception of "Change" involves remaking the country in Europe's image. Unfortunately, they are enamored of an image of Europe deep into decline.

On a tip from Puffdaddy.



Lower Education

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:35 AM

It looks like the College Republicans at George Washington University in DC should have thought twice before agreeing to share office space with the College Democrats. As they report in a press release:

Early this week crosses used in a pro-Life display on campus and stored in the College Republicans office, were taken by a member of the College Democrats and desecrated in a highly disrespectful manner and left in our office.

"Highly disrespectful" is no exaggeration:

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Warning: it gets worse…

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Apparently the triumph of Hope and Change hasn't done much to alleviate the spiritual disease that festers in moonbats.

On a tip from John R.



Was the Obamessiah Foretold by Gary Larson?

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:28 AM

From RedState:

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Too bad the mainstream media can't find any laughs in this, like they did when they made a major event out of Bush trying to open a door in China that some commie had locked.

On tips from Byron and Burning Hot.



Bloomie to Wage Nationwide War on Salt

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:50 AM

New York's nanny-Nazi governor Mike Bloomberg, having saved his subjects from the perils of trans fats, is taking his jihad against consumer choice national by waging war on salt:

The city's plan is to get food manufacturers in the United States to agree to gradually start reducing salt content until it reaches a 50 percent cut in 10 years.
"Salt, when it's high in the diet, increases the blood pressure and high blood pressure is a major factor for heart disease and stroke," said Dr. Sonia Angell of NYC's Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program.
This is just Mayor Bloomberg's latest health initiative, following on the heels of a smoking ban, a ban on trans fats and forcing restaurants to post the calorie contents.

Salt is a nutrient essential to our diet. But CO2 being an essential element of our atmosphere hasn't stopped totalitarian moonbats from crusading against it.

The brutal truth is that New Yorkers deserve Bloomberg's authoritarian edicts, having repeatedly elected him. But the rest of us don't. If anyone is able to penetrate deeply enough through the dense layers of his ego to get a message to Bloomie, they're encouraged to remind him that he is most definitely not America's Mayor.

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An over-reaching nanny Nazi vows to crush salt.

On a tip from Raptorman.



January 29, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:52 AM

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Via Patriot Post, on a tip from Murff.



The Obama Approach to Climate Control

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:29 AM

A symbolic difference between the Clinton and Bush 43 administrations is that W insisted on a coat and tie at all times in the Oval Office as a show of respect, whereas Bubba didn't even feel compelled to keep his pants on. But jackets are no longer required under Chairman Zero. The New York Times explains why:

The capital flew into a bit of a tizzy when, on his first full day in the White House, President Obama was photographed in the Oval Office without his suit jacket. There was, however, a logical explanation: Mr. Obama, who hates the cold, had cranked up the thermostat.
"He's from Hawaii, O.K.?" said Mr. Obama's senior adviser, David Axelrod, who occupies the small but strategically located office next door to his boss. "He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there."

So, Obama doesn't wear a jacket because it's hot in the office because he's cranked up the heat because he doesn't like the cold. He'd open the window, except he thought it was the door.

As for where the rest of us should keep our thermostats, I quote The Anointed One himself:

We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK.

The next four years should be good for lots of laughs.

On a tip from baldeagle390.



Separated at Birth?

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:20 AM

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Il Duce and The Anointed One, via Annie's Inferno.

On a tip from Jimbo.



Google Changes Algorithm to Spare Obama From Ridicule

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:38 AM

Remember the "miserable failure" Google bomb? For over six years it resulted in searches for that term giving President Bush's official biography as its top result. But then the Moonbat Messiah ascended, and the search brought up his bio instead. Motivated as ever by disinterested bipartisanship, Google immediately acted to change the algorithm.

Google's control of online information makes it immensely powerful. But with some help from Obama, it could become more powerful still, via a strategy to use government regulation of the Internet to suppress competition known as "net neutrality." One hand washes the other.

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Hat tip: American Thinker; on a tip from V the K.



Tax Cheat Geithner Hires Lobbyist as Chief of Staff

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:32 AM

Now that US Treasury Secretary has become one of the most powerful positions in the world, it would be nice to have someone with integrity in the position. Instead we have tax cheat Timothy Geithner, who after promising to keep lobbyists' snouts out of the $700 billion TARP trough, promptly hired Goldman Sachs lobbyist Mark Patterson to serve as his Chief of Staff.

Goldman Sachs has already gobbled up at least $10 billion of the bailout loot. My guess is, that was only the appetizer.

Patterson isn't the only prominent lobbyist to find a comfy home in our new government. White House aide Cecilia Munoz lobbied just last year for the Hispanic answer to the Black Panthers, the National Council of La Raza ("the race"). Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has been lobbying for one of the most malignant cancers eating away at our society, the NEA.

Obama promised transparency — and the rot that characterizes his regime is admittedly transparent.

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Looting your children's future brings happy smiles to these kleptocrats' faces.

Hat tip: LT Nixon Rants.



Children Taken From Grandparents for Homosexual Adoption

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:59 AM

Britain is always a good place to look if you want to see what it will mean for our society that liberal government is becoming alarmingly more powerful. The latest outrage — children denied to their grandparents are turned over by the State to a pair of homosexuals to be raised in an atmosphere of depravity:

The devastated grandparents were told they would never see the youngsters again unless they dropped their opposition.
The couple, who cannot be named, wanted to give the five-year-old boy and his four-year-old sister a loving home themselves. But they were ruled to be too old — at 46 and 59.

The relatively young grandparents have fought for years for the right to raise the kids, but finally knuckled under to the Leviathan "after they faced being financially crippled by legal bills." The government doesn't have a problem with legal bills; it just passes them on to the taxpayers it rapes.

There were several other heterosexual couples who wanted to raise the children, but bureaucrats didn't want to pass up this opportunity to engage in social engineering by having the kids raised in a grotesque parody of a family. Meanwhile, mom is too busy shooting heroin to worry about it. There was no mention of a dad. This is society on moonbattery.

On a tip from Jay Guevara.



January 28, 2009

The Binghamton Soda Party

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:47 PM

Could it be that trace elements of the American spirit still remain, even in liberal New York?

Good thing they received permission in advance to pour a few drops of soda in the river; we wouldn't want any rebels getting in trouble with the authorities.

On a tip from Cristin U.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:55 AM

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Our absurd Dear Leader will be keeping MAD satirists busy. Via The Swamp, on a tip from Dennis S.



Deranged by Greed, Flight 1549 Passengers Want to Loot US Airways

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:46 AM

This is what the liberal culture of free money and entitlement has reduced us to:

Many US Airways (LCC) passengers who endured a crash landing in the Hudson River 12 days ago say they appreciate the $5,000 that the airline has offered — but some say it's not enough.
Joe Hart, a salesman from Charlotte who suffered a bloody nose and bruises, says he "would like to be made whole for the incident."
It's too soon after the accident to determine what emotional distress he has suffered, he says.

That is, Hart's lawyer is still trying to figure out how many $millions to demand for his bloody nose, after the airline saved his life with the miraculous river landing.

No doubt PETA will now sue on behalf of the geese that brought the plane down.

Hat tip: Rachel Lucas; on a tip from V the K.



Lapdog Media Reduced to Selling Portraits of Dear Leader

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:30 AM

So much for the independent media that has been such a crucial aspect of defending our liberty from government encroachment. Check out this adorable print of our Dear Leader, which can be had framed for $159.00:

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It's for sale along with other kitschy paraphernalia of the absurd cult of Obama by the Philadelphia Enquirer, whose ostensible job it is to keep Obama and his corrupt crew of socialist apparatchiks from abusing their vast and ever-growing power.



CNN Anchor Notices Similarity Between Pelosi and Chairman Mao

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:48 AM

Some things are so obvious, even CNN's Jack Cafferty can see them. Here he is on the striking similarity between current Democrat leadership and communist tyrant Mao Zedong, via NewsBusters:

On ABC, the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, defended hundreds of millions of dollars in the stimulus package earmarked for contraception. She said family planning reduces costs and explained that the stimulus plan includes assistance to states, and part of that includes children's health and education. That includes contraception, which Pelosi said will, 'reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.'
What exactly did she mean? Are the millions of dollars for contraception supposed to stop people from having babies? [That's] starting to sound a little like Chairman Mao.

At least China put up a fight behind Chiang Kai-shek, thanks to whom Taiwan is free to this day. America is succumbing without a shot being fired.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Obama Tax Calculator

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:25 AM

Forget H&R Block. Just use Obama's new online tax calculator.

On a tip from V the K.



The Pork Package: The Audacity of Moonbat Greed

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:08 AM

For the next 1,000 years, historians will look back and wonder what happened to this country that its people would turn over the government to greedy socialist pigs like Obama, Reid, and Pelosi, whose farcical "stimulus package" may literally bankrupt our entire society. This gargantuan pile of pork, which only a drooling mental defective could believe would stimulate the economy, represents a 40-year wish list for the ultra-left, which now has control of how our money is spent. The Wall Street Journal is aghast at this demented spending spree:

There's $1 billion for Amtrak, the federal railroad that hasn't turned a profit in 40 years; $2 billion for child-care subsidies; $50 million for that great engine of job creation, the National Endowment for the Arts; $400 million for global-warming research and another $2.4 billion for carbon-capture demonstration projects. There's even $650 million on top of the billions already doled out to pay for digital TV conversion coupons.

How is any of this foolishness going to help end the recession? It's not, obviously. The intention is to prolong and deepen the recession, to justify still more wasteful spending and government expansion. To quote The Anointed One's slimy Chicago sidekick Rahm Emanuel:

Never let a serious crisis go to waste. What I mean by that is it's an opportunity to do things you couldn't do before.

Infrastructure projects won't help us out of the recession, but at least they are constructive. However, these constitute only a tiny portion of the "stimulus" extravaganza, as do business tax cuts. The WSJ observes that only

about 12 cents of every $1 … is for something that can plausibly be considered a growth stimulus.

Billions will be spent on projects that have a negative return on investment, such as politically correct but economically insane alternative energy and mass transit boondoggles. While we're left with the light rail, $600 million will be spent on new cars for bureaucrats. But that's nothing compared to the $7 billion earmarked for "modernizing federal buildings and facilities."

Then there's the $252 billion in "income-transfer payments" — i.e., free money for the essential Democrat constituency, parasites who expect to be paid to do nothing.

"Accountability" is a word Dems have learned to parrot without having a clue what it means. How's this for accountability:

$54 billion will go to federal programs that the Office of Management and Budget or the Government Accountability Office have already criticized as "ineffective" or unable to pass basic financial audits.

Creeping socialism works like a ratchet. Government spending can be raised, but it is almost impossible to lower. Thus this grotesque orgy of unaffordable pork will serve as a baseline budget for all time — or rather, until the entire system collapses into insolvency à la the Soviet Union.

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Three pigs with their snouts in our wallets.

On a tip from Varla.



Global Warming Hoaxer James Hansen Denounced as Fraud by Former Boss

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:27 AM

Of all the cheap frauds pushing the global warming hoax, NASA's profiteering James Hansen is the most shameless, second only to Al Gore himself. Hansen has repeatedly been caught passing phony data. Despite granting 1,400 on-the-job (and on our dime) interviews, Hansen claims to have been muzzled by the Bush Administration. At the same time, he demands prison sentences for those who question the hoax.

Fortunately, the scientific community is beginning to pierce the veil of misinformation spun by Hansen, Gore, and their liberal establishment coconspirators. From a press release from the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works:

Retired senior NASA atmospheric scientist, Dr. John S. Theon, the former supervisor of James Hansen, NASA's vocal man-made global warming fear soothsayer, has now publicly declared himself a skeptic and declared that Hansen "embarrassed NASA" with his alarming climate claims and said Hansen was "was never muzzled." Theon joins the rapidly growing ranks of international scientists abandoning the promotion of man-made global warming fears. …
"Hansen was never muzzled even though he violated NASA's official agency position on climate forecasting (i.e., we did not know enough to forecast climate change or mankind's effect on it). Hansen thus embarrassed NASA by coming out with his claims of global warming in 1988 in his testimony before Congress," Theon wrote.

As for the computer models that constitute the sole evidence for global warming's validity:

Theon declared "climate models are useless." "My own belief concerning anthropogenic climate change is that the models do not realistically simulate the climate system because there are many very important sub-grid scale processes that the models either replicate poorly or completely omit," Theon explained. "Furthermore, some scientists have manipulated the observed data to justify their model results. In doing so, they neither explain what they have modified in the observations, nor explain how they did it. They have resisted making their work transparent so that it can be replicated independently by other scientists. This is clearly contrary to how science should be done. Thus there is no rational justification for using climate model forecasts to determine public policy," he added.

The bloom may be off the rose for Hansen, Gore, et al.'s preposterous campaign against human activity:

Gore faces a much different scientific climate in 2009 than the one he faced in 2006 when his film "An Inconvenient Truth" was released. According to satellite data, the Earth has cooled since Gore's film was released, Antarctic sea ice extent has grown to record levels, sea level rise has slowed, ocean temperatures have failed to warm, and more and more scientists have publicly declared their dissent from man-made climate fears as peer-reviewed studies continue to man-made counter warming fears.

Nonetheless, if Obama, Reid, Pelosi, & Co. have the audacity to flush $1 trillion down the toilet to "stimulate" the economy, they are certainly capable of pressing forward with plans to kneecap industry in the name of this farce.

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Only Big Government can keep Hansen's preposterous hoax alive.

Hat tip: Watts Up With That? On tips from Lou and Dave S.



January 27, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:06 AM

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They don't make them like they used to. Compliments of V the K.



Soviet Britain

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:58 AM

Thank you Britain, for warning us where the road of liberalism leads:

Parts of the United Kingdom have become so heavily dependent on government spending that the private sector is generating less than a third of the regional economy, a new analysis has found.
The study of "Soviet Britain" has found the government's share of output and expenditure has now surged to more than 60% in some areas of England and over 70% elsewhere.
Experts believe the recession will tighten the state's grip still further as benefit handouts soar and Labour directs public sector organisations to create jobs to soak up unemployment.
In the northeast of England the state is expected to be responsible for 66.4% of the economy this year, up from 58.7% when a similar study was carried out four years ago. …
Across the whole of the UK, 49% of the economy will consist of state spending, while in Wales, the figure will be 71.6% — up from 59% in 2004-5. Nowhere in mainland Britain, however, comes close to Northern Ireland, where the state is responsible for 77.6% of spending, despite the supposed resurgence of the economy after the end of the Troubles.

Some might call this socialism, others incipient communism. Our media would call it Hope and Change.

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Apparently it's not too late to lose the Cold War.

On a tip from Rob Banks.



Former Gitmo Vacationers Back in Action

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:24 AM

What a relief for guilt-ridden liberals: the put-upon terrorists released from Club Gitmo have not been forced to devoted themselves to psychotherapy as a result of their traumatic experiences, but rather have proven resilient enough to go straight back to the battlefield to wage war against Western Civilization.

On January 23, 2009 the Islamist website Al-Faluja posted a video message from Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula that consisted of messages delivered by four commanders in the organization — two of them former prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. In the messages the commanders urged Muslims to assist the Palestinians in Gaza, called for attacks on Western interests in order to pressure them to stop aiding Israel, warned imprisoned mujahideen about the Saudi "counseling program to reeducate extremists," [1] and warned the Saudi regime to stop protecting Western embassies, churches, and military bases.

Former Gitmo vacationer — and current deputy Emir of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula — Abu Sufyan Al-Azdi Sa'id Al-Shihri proclaims that he and his fellow Religion-of-Peaceniks will continue slaughtering the innocent until "we set up an Islamic state and establish a caliphate … and until the law of Allah is implemented."

But maybe they'll settle for having our new president nibble the lint between their toes.

On a tip from hiram.



Lawsuit Czar Proposed

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:51 AM

The Moonbat Messiah will bring change, all right. As it stands, America's economy has been crushed beneath a thousand tons of regulation and litigation. With Obama, it will be crushed beneath a million tons of regulation and litigation. The next nugget of hopey change: enshrining an official lawsuit czar, who will preside over the looting of the productive by the verminous locust swarm known as trial lawyers:

One thing the Obama White House doesn't lack is czars. So far, there are or soon will be an energy czar, an economy czar, a health care czar and an urban affairs czar. There may yet be a White House car czar, and, if the class-action trial lawyers have their way — which they almost always do when the Democrats they bought and paid for are in power — there will soon be a lawsuit czar, too. The American Association for Justice (AAJ) nee American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA) was careful in its statement last week not to call explicitly for a czar. Shorn of AAJ's rhetorical smoke, however, it's clear a czar is exactly what AAJ has in mind with its proposed White House office to "coordinate federalism issues" throughout the executive branch.
The immediate focus of AAJ's White House lawsuit czar would be "pre-emption." The class-action lawyers want to make sure Obama makes good on a campaign promise to reverse the recent trend among federal regulators to pre-empt — i.e. supersede — state jurisdiction on consumer safety regulation, particularly in the areas of transportation and prescription drugs. The class-action lawyers want to be able to file 50 separate class-action suits against an alleged corporate sinner instead of just one in federal court.
The White House lawsuit czar is needed, AAJ claims, to insure "the right of Americans to hold wrongdoers accountable through the civil justice system." Translated, AAJ knows more class-action lawsuits mean more settlements mean more fees for the attorneys. The AAJ proposal couldn't be more ill-timed. As the Institute for Legal Reform's Lisa Rickard said "America cannot sue its way out of this recession. More lawsuits won't create more jobs, help consumers or rebuild America's infrastructure."

But if Dems had any interest in ending the recession, they would cut taxes and stop wasting hundreds of $billions on obscene pork packages. On the contrary, they are deliberately worsening the recession, in hopes of achieving a depression, which will greatly facilitate their socialist power grab. A federally encouraged feeding frenzy by ambulance chasers will be helpful in this regard.

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Trial lawyers, key backers of the Democrat Party.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Coach Fired for Winning

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:27 AM

I've often wondered how long it would be before moonbattery is applied to sports, with the lousiest team demanding and receiving the championship trophy as a reward for being oppressed by the teams that have talent and exert themselves. It looks like we're almost there:

The coach of a Texas high school basketball team that beat another team 100-0 was fired Sunday, the same day he sent an e-mail to a newspaper saying he will not apologize "for a wide-margin victory when my girls played with honor and integrity."
Kyle Queal, the headmaster for Covenant School, said in The Dallas Morning News online edition that he could not answer if the firing was a direct result of coach Micah Grimes' e-mail disagreeing with administrators who called the blowout "shameful."

Hopefully the Cardinals will remember this lesson, and try not to be too hard on the Squealers Sunday, lest Coach Whisenhunt get canned.

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Go Cards! But don't play too well.

On tips from Matt L, Bob Mc, and butlerj.



President Osama bin Obama's First Formal Interview

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:51 AM

Imagine if, with WWII still raging, the liberal elite and the welfare class teamed up against normal Americans to elect someone named Adolf Hidler, who gave his first formal interview as president to a German television network. It might have gone something like Obama's interview with Al-Arabiya:

President Barack Obama presented a humble and conciliatory face of America to the Islamic world Monday in the first formal interview since he assumed office, stressing his own Muslim ties and hopes for a Palestinian state, and avoiding a belligerent tone — even when asked if America could "live with" an Iranian nuclear weapon.

The main topic of the interview was Obama sending George Mitchell to the Middle East to pander to Muslims and undercut Israel.

"What I told him is start by listening, because all too often the United States starts by dictating — in the past on some of these issues — and we don't always know all the factors that are involved," Obama said. "What we want to do is to listen, set aside some of the preconceptions that have existed and have built up over the last several years."

When asked how he feels about Iran developing nuclear weapons, which the mullahs have made clear won't be gathering dust before they're used against the West, the heroic messiah equivocated, but did manage to assert that open plans to nuke us out of existence have not been "helpful."

It will take a miracle for America to survive the next four years.

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On tips from nancz and Cheetah.



Global Warming Is Already Irreversible

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:08 AM

According to climate bureaucrat Susan Salmon of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Earth System Research Laboratory in ever-moonbatty Boulder, even if the UN outlawed human existence right now it would still be too hot out until at least the year 3000 thanks to our carbon emissions.

Great news, right? If the imaginary effects of CO2 of been declared by the high priests of envirohoaxery to be irreversible, we're all doomed anyway, so we don't have to worry about the moonbats running our government deliberately crippling the economy on behalf of the polar bears.

But no — the hoaxers are spinning this the other way, advising that we must fly into senseless panic or the record low temperatures we've been seeing will get even hotter. Squawks Alan Robot of the Center for Environmental Prediction:

It means we have to try even harder to reduce emissions.

Yelps Gerald Mealymouth of the National Center for Atmospheric Research:

The real concern is that the longer we wait to do something, the higher the level of irreversible climate change to which we'll have to adapt.

The Moonbat Messiah appears eager to take rapid action, if not for the polar bears, then for the advancement of socialism, which according to prophesy can only succeed after economic freedom has failed — and nothing is more certain to cause our economy to fail than pandering to the global warming hoax.

On tips from Wiggins, Chad N, and Matt L.



January 26, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:25 PM

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Some extremely light reading, in honor of Bernie Goldberg. Via Six Meat Buffet.



Barack Herod Obama in a Pro-Life Commercial

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:02 PM

It took less than a week for the Moonbat Messiah to throw his pro-abortion jihad into overdrive. Yet here he is, starring in a pro-life commercial:

On a tip from Pauly.



Fannie-Freddie Timeline

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:48 PM

For anyone unaware of who we have to thank for the current financial mess — and who tried to prevent it:

On a tip from Al C.



Pat Condell on Dutch Dhimmitude

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:25 PM

Holland — the canary in the mineshaft of moonbattery — is looking ready to croak. Pat Condell may have his irritating aspects, but he knows where to lay the blame:

On a tip from Matt at Knights of the Dumb Table.



Matthews Gets a Thrill up His Leg Over Show Trials for Previous Administration

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:51 AM

Possibly the scariest thing about Obama is that he is essentially a figurehead for the liberal media, which is made up of the last people on earth we would want running the country. Here's prominent Obamunist Chris "Tingly Leg" Matthews on the idea — which has been floated in Congress — of trying the previous administration in a kangaroo court, now that the Moonbat Messiah has ascended:

Why would a show trial or witchhunt be bad? … Why should the innocent fear?

You might as well ask, why would allowing kooks like Chris Matthews to install an unqualified left-wing community activist in the White House be bad? Why should the ideologically correct fear?

Via NewsBusters, on a tip from V the K.



Sober Words from the UK

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:23 AM

Not everyone in the European press is drinking the Obamania Kool-Aid. Gerald Warner on the Moonbat Messiah's Ascension:

To anyone who kept his head, the string of Christmas cracker mottoes booming through the public address system on Washington's National Mall can only excite scepticism. It is crucial to recall the reality that lies behind the rhetoric. Denouncing "those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents" comes ill from a man whose flagship legislation, the Freedom of Choice Act, will impose abortion, including partial-birth abortion, on every state in the Union. It seems the era of Hope is to be inaugurated with a slaughter of the innocents.
Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan is like one of those toxic packages traded by bankers: it camouflages many unaffordable gifts to his client state. With a federal deficit already at $1.2 trillion, Obama wants to squander $825 billion (which will undoubtedly mushroom to more than $1 trillion) on creating 600,000 more government jobs and a further 459,000 in "green energy" (useless wind turbines and other Heath-Robinson contraptions favoured by Beltway environmentalists).
It is frightening to think there is a real possibility that the entire world economy could go into complete meltdown and famine kill millions. Yet Western — and British — commentators are cocooned in a warm comfort zone of infatuation with America's answer to Neil Kinnock. We should be long past applauding politicians of any hue: they got us into this mess. The best deserve a probationary opportunity to prove themselves, the worst should be in jail.
It is questionable whether the present political system can survive the coming crisis. Whatever the solution, teenage swooning sentimentality over a celebrity cult has no part in it. The most powerful nation on earth is confronting its worst economic crisis under the leadership of its most extremely liberal politician, who has virtually no experience of federal politics. That is not an opportunity but a catastrophe.

At least when the smoke clears, the liberal elite media establishment that installed Obama will be buried deep beneath the rubble.

On a tip from SK.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:02 AM

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My money's on Darth Vader. Via The News Junkie, on a tip from Murff.



Moonbat Bites Driver of Nonhybrid Bus

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:38 AM

From NYC, another example of applied enviromoonbattery:

The frantic passenger who bit a veteran driver's arm was upset that his bus wasn't a hybrid, he said Thursday.
"She came on the bus, and she said she waited more than an hour for a hybrid," said MTA driver Peter Williams, 42. …
The woman, Shelia Bolar, 49, started hollering at Williams soon after she boarded the Broadway bus on the upper West Side.

After delivering an Al Goresque rant at the top of her lungs, she bit Williams on the arm, sending him to St. Luke's Hospital, presumably for rabies shots.

Hat tip: A Blog for All. On a tip from Gregory of Yardale.



Obama's Little Book

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:20 AM

A sequel has been published to Chairman Mao's infamous Little Red Book. It's called the Pocket Obama. From the Amazon product description:

Printed in a size that easily fits into pocket or purse, this book is an anthology of quotations borrowed from Barack Obama's speeches and writings. POCKET OBAMA serves as a reminder of the amazing power of oratory and the remarkable ability of this man to move people with his words. … It is an unofficial requirement for every citizen to own, to read, and to carry this book at all times.

At least it's still an unofficial requirement.

Amazon shoppers have helpfully uploaded images of the book, including this one:

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Hat tip: Transsylvania Phoenix. On tips from Kevin R. and J.



Dems Plan to Hand Over $Billions to Vote Fraud Outfit ACORN

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:03 AM

The staggering arrogance Democrats have displayed by spending hundreds of $billions we can't afford on counterproductive pork during a recession goes beyond showering cash on abortion mills. They are also using the loot to ensure they stay in power by injecting massive amounts of cash into ACORN, the radical left activist group best known for conducting systematic voter fraud on behalf of Dems across the country.

From the office of House Minority Leader John Boehner:

The House Democrats' trillion dollar spending bill, approved on January 21 by the Appropriations Committee and headed to the House floor next week for a vote, could open billions of taxpayer dollars to left-wing groups like the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). ACORN has been accused of perpetrating voter registration fraud numerous times in the last several elections; is reportedly under federal investigation; and played a key role in the irresponsible schemes that caused a financial meltdown that has cost American taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars since last fall.

A more pernicious organization than ACORN would be difficult to imagine. As noted above, it helped cause the financial meltdown by using the deranged Community Reinvestment Act to extort banks into making bad loans to privileged minority groups — with the assistance of slimy lawyers like Barack Obama. The chances of any money flushed down ACORN improving our economy are obviously nil.

Only with the media completely in the tank for the Moonbat Messiah could Dems even temporarily get away with passing off their gargantuan handouts as "stimulus."

The good news is, we won't have to pay for all of it — because the scale of Democrat waste and corruption is so vast, we don't have enough money. The next generation will pay, and the one after that. The Anointed One has promised "trillion-dollar deficits for years to come."

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin. On tips from J and V the K.



The Subpoenas Begin to Fly

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:30 AM

If there is one saving grace to the Obama Administration, it's that it is so rife with corrupt lowlife, it will be too busy fending off prosecutors to impose socialism. One week into this debacle and already many of the Anointed One's top staffers and close associates have been served with subpoenas, including Master Puppeteer David Axelrod, who manages his image and writes his hokey speeches. Also on the list: Rahm Emanuel, Tony Rezko, and Valerie Jarrett. More at Doug Ross.

Don't expect this to generate much interest in the media. But by keeping a lid on the corruption that surrounds their dime store messiah, MSM moonbats allow him to get ever farther over his head. When people figure out what they've been duped into voting for, the day of reckoning won't be pretty.

On a tip from nanc.



Pork Package to Include "Family Planning"

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:52 AM

Russia, China, Cambodia — the story was the same. Where you have communism, you generally have genocide. This makes it particularly alarming that as America lurches left, our next "stimulus package" (i.e., liberal pork bonanza) is to include funding for "family planning" — an Orwellian euphemism that means preventing children from being born.

Nancy Pelosi is taking a key role in dragging America down the path blazed by Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot. Here she is on ABC's This Week (via Drudge), explaining why the government will be blowing hundreds of $millions of our money on antifamily services in the name of stimulating the economy:

Well, the family planning services reduce cost. They reduce cost. The states are in terrible fiscal budget crises now and part of what we do for children's health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs. One of those — one of the initiatives you mentioned, the contraception, will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.

Asked if she had no apologies for her antihuman ideology, Nancy the Nazi replied:

No apologies. No. We have to deal with the consequences of the downturn in our economy.

If government excess continues to leave the economy in ruins even after we've aborted our kids, next we can turn to the elderly and infirm.

Here we see why the government doesn't make any effort to improve the economic situation by lightening the tax burden and laying off the extravagant pork. The worse they make the situation, the more extreme the measures they can exploit it to justify.

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Straight down.

On tips from Oiao, mega, and John R.

Update:

Here's video:



January 25, 2009

Moonbat Messiah Heroin

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:31 PM

The Moonbat Messiah has left a legacy already — in the form of a new brand of heroin. From New York State:

Sheriff's deputies and investigators have broken a heroin distribution ring that dished out narcotics across more than half of Sullivan County. … The alleged dealers were pushing a variety of heroin that they called "Obama."

It looks like the drug dealers missed the part in one of his memoirs where the Anointed One brags about using marijuana and cocaine — "not smack, though." Or maybe they had been reading up on suspicions that Obama dealt heroin during his mysterious Columbia days.

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The audacity of dope, via Smoking Gun.

On tips from J and Burning Hot.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:00 PM

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Compliments of Diversity Lane.



Carbon Credits: A Dam Swindle

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:50 AM

Global warming hysteria isn't really doing anything for the polar bears, but at least it's of benefit to the tyrants running China:

The hydroelectric dam, a low wall of concrete slicing across an old farming valley, is supposed to help a power company in distant Germany contribute to saving the climate — while putting lucrative "carbon credits" into the pockets of Chinese developers.
But in the end the new Xiaoxi dam may do nothing to lower global-warming emissions as advertised. And many of the 7,500 people displaced by the project still seethe over losing their homes and farmland.
"Nobody asked if we wanted to move," said a 38-year-old man whose family lost a small brick house. "The government just posted a notice that said, 'Your home will be demolished.'" …
Similar stories are repeated across China and elsewhere around the world, as hundreds of hydro projects line up for carbon credits, at a potential cost of billions to Europeans, Japanese and soon perhaps Americans, in a trading system a new U.S. government review concludes has "uncertain effects" on greenhouse-gas emissions.
One American expert is more blunt.
"The CDM" — the 4-year-old, U.N.-managed Clean Development Mechanism — "is an excessive subsidy that represents a massive waste of developed world resources," says Stanford University's Michael Wara.

But massive waste is to be expected, when Big Government meets Big Environmoonbattery.

The idea is that countries can meet their Kyoto requirements by shoveling money at "developing nations," which fight the phantom menace of global warming on their behalf by building "clean energy" facilities.

Like everything else having to do with global warming, the entire project is a farce. Facilities like Xiaoxi would have been built anyway. But the point isn't to change the climate, as if that could be accomplished by constructing dams; it's to transfer taxpayer money to the Third World, and to give our liberal elitist rulers something else to feel smugly self-righteous about.

On a tip from Franco.



January 24, 2009

Greg Gutfeld Steps on a Cockroach

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:01 PM

In case you missed the Red Eye crew laying into Keith Olbermann, the loony left's most obnoxiously sanctimonious propagandist:

Via Olbermann Watch, on a tip from Johnny Dollar.



Starbucks Climbs Aboard Obamania Bandwagon

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:02 AM

Get a bucket in position and then see how many references to the Anointed One you can find in this Starbucks pitch to moonbats' misguided self-righteousness:

As if I needed another reason to favor Dunkin' Donuts.

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On tips from Pete and heckrules.



January 23, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:34 AM

"Postracial" politics from exultant Obamunists at their messiah's coronation. On a tip from nanc.



Diane Sawyer Parties Hardy During Moonbat Messiah's Ascension

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:26 AM

With the Moonbat Messiah coronation party behind us, the 4-year hangover can get underway — and for evidently drunken MSM propagandist Diane Sawyer, it's going to be a doozie:

On tips from LT Nixon and Wiggins



Detroit, the Future We've Been Celebrating

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:02 AM

What future are we celebrating with all the festivities inspired by the Ascension of the Moonbat Messiah? Detroit offers a clue: for years it's been run by liberal blacks beholden to Obama's beloved labor unions. Its current condition is also partially the handiwork of Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, whom Obama has called upon as an economic advisor.

The effects of moonbattery on the Motor City have been what you might expect. The Detroit Blog describes the city's north end:

Now it's the realm of crickets and meadows, where besides the dope dealers, the hookers, and the walking dead ambling past empty fields, are regular but poor people who have to live surrounded by decay and misery, in a neighborhood most others are too scared to drive through, surrounded by grinding poverty and the dregs of society, the only world they know, utterly unaware that a normal, safe neighborhood once stood here but was wiped off the face of the earth.

Environmentalists will be particularly pleased to learn that some parts of the city are virtually abandoned, producing rustic, human-free scenes like this:

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Not long ago, Detroit was arguably the capital of the industrialized world. Now, it's the most liberal city in America. Think of the carbon that's not being emitted!

On a tip from Matthew B.



Harry Reid: Tax System Is Voluntary

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:26 AM

Excellent news — according to Harry Reid, our tax system is voluntary:

Now the bad news — it's only voluntary if you are a powerful Democrat like Charles Rangel, the tax cheat who oversees the committee that writes tax laws, or Tim Geithner, the even bigger tax cheat who will soon be in charge of the IRS.

On a tip from The MaryHunter.



Global Warming Ranked Dead Last as Policy Priority

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:05 AM

Al Gore & Co. had better start yelling even louder. Despite recent assurances that the planet is doomed if totalitarian measures aren't employed to suppress harmless CO2 emissions within the next 4 years, the global warming farce has been ranked dead last in a list of the public's priorities, according to a new poll by the Pew Research Center.

The Goracle and his environmentalist Kool-Aid brigade can take heart that global warming is considered a more serious concern than the threat of disco coming back. But as our economy inevitably worsens with each extravagant bailout and "stimulus package," the luxury of worrying about imaginary problems will become ever more scarce — not that this will stop the government from making the economic situation radically worse with greedy carbon taxes.

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On tips from mega and Antara.



Blago Compares His Arrest to Pearl Harbor

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:37 AM

If the Moonbat Messiah can compare himself to Abraham Lincoln, why shouldn't his former Illinois crony Governor Rod Blagojevich compare efforts to scrape him out of office with the attack on Pearl Harbor?

In an interview Thursday with The Associated Press, Gov. Rod Blagojevich compared his early morning December arrest by FBI agents to Japan's 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
He says it was a "complete surprise" but he'll prevail, just like America in World War II.

It's almost as if Blago doesn't grasp that his party desperately needs him as a scapegoat for the festering corruption that has come to a head to produce the new administration. He's like a sin eater, symbolically forced to consume all the misdeeds of the machine that produced him along with the Moonbat Messiah. So what if the next Treasury Secretary is a blatant tax cheat who belongs in prison — the Dems sacrificed Blago, didn't they?

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Sneaky FBI agents bomb Blago's yacht club.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:17 AM

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MSM Applies Moonbat Math to Inauguration Crowd

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:06 AM

Professor Stephen Doig of Arizona State scientifically estimated the size of the Moonbat Messiah's inauguration crowd at 800,000. But Obama's toadies in the mainstream media don't need no stinking science. Via NewsBusters:

Baltimore Sun:
"Inaugural crowd is estimated at close to 2 million."
MSNBC:
"Along with millions of regular folk, celebrities swarmed to DC to celebrate the Inauguration." (From the same page: "Could Inauguration Crowd Reach 4 Million?")
LA Times:
"Crowds surged in previously unseen numbers today for the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama, making it seem increasingly likely that the gathering would reach the record-setting mark of 2 million."
Washington Post:
"The official estimate released by the District yesterday is 1.8 million, a figure that would make the gathering the largest ever on the Mall."

According to AP, the bureauweenies at the Park Service didn't bother to conduct their own count, choosing instead to go with the 1.8 million from WaPo's headline. Apparently they didn't follow the jump to see that WaPo actually estimated the crowd on the Mall at "about 1 million people," with maybe another 300,000 on the parade route.

In fairness to the media, it is surprising that only 800,000 people could leave such a big mess. But then, most of them were moonbats.

On a tip from Burning Hot.



Even Monkeys Would Understand John Galt

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:40 AM

It looks like the Affirmative Action and loot the rich policies personified by our new president wouldn't work with monkeys, who have a more advanced sense of fairness than liberals:

In recent tests designed to assess monkeys' sense of fairness, a group of brown capuchin monkeys "went on strike" and refused to perform routine tasks when they saw others receiving greater rewards for the same tasks.
The more effort the primates used to earn a reward, the more upset they appeared to be at the inequity, according to scientists who conducted the research.

Once again we see that liberalism is an unnatural abomination:

The behavior, called inequity aversion, might have its roots in activities like food gathering, in which primates can suffer if they cooperate with others who do not do their share of work, [researcher Sarah] Brosnan said.

Unless we have already devolved below monkeys, we will eventually rise up against the parasitical kakistocracy socialists are imposing on our society. The sooner it happens, the sooner our national decline can be reversed.

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Morally more advanced than moonbats.

On a tip from SnowSnake.



Obamania Already Getting Tired?

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:05 AM

Despite the extravagant spending, the media's hyperbolic hype, and the apocalyptic ruin Obamatron hordes made out of DC, the numbers show that people found Reagan's inauguration much more interesting:

Preliminary Nielsen estimates show that 29.2% of U.S. households were watching the presidential inauguration — easily the largest in decades but below the 37.4 household rating for Reagan. Obama's figures include viewership on roughly 15 broadcast and cable networks, while the Reagan ceremony was viewed only on ABC, CBS and NBC … In primetime, Fox's "American Idol" scored the biggest numbers Tuesday, as auds seemed to tire of inaugural coverage.

If the hype was getting too old to compete with tired trash like American Idol even as the Anointed One ascended, wait until the media demands we worship him despite the plunging living standards that will inevitably result from his moonbat policies.

On a tip from The MaryHunter.



Larry King Proclaims His Kid Wants to Be Black

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:48 AM

Delirious with joy over the ascension of our first Affirmative Action president, CNN's Larry King has once again wandered into the realm of self-parody:

CNN's orange-haired septuagenarian chatterbox Larry King has been bowled over by the new Age of Obama, enthusing that his youngest offspring (from his seventh marriage) wants to be black. I guess it's a case of black being, er, the new black.
Interviewing a visibly uncomfortable Bob Woodward on his eponymous CNN show last night, Larry, 75, gushed: "My younger son Cannon, he is eight. And he now says that he would like to be black. I'm not kidding. He said there's a lot of advantages. Black is in. Is this a turning of the tide?"

Maybe one day the tide really will turn, and we'll be judged by the content of our character — but I wouldn't count on it, with moonbats steering the course for our culture.

What's next, after a guy getting elected for being half African and having a name like a terrorist? According to King, a lesbian president:

Who would've thunk it. I can't believe it. Well, in 10 years' time we'll have, a what, a lesbian?

Just so long as we don't elect a superannuated moonbat talk show host.

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Larry King and his orange hair, via Emulsion Compulsion.

On a tip from Wiggins.



January 22, 2009

Robert Reich Offers a Preview of Obamunist Racial Caste System

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:30 PM

Here's a preview of the racial caste system in store for us. Evil moonbat goblin and Obama economic advisor Robert Reich expresses the need to make sure jobs don't go to "white male construction workers":

Fortunately for Reich, there won't be a shortage of jobs going to useless white male bureauweenies.

On tips from RWild1, Moonbat skullcracker, Wiggins, and nanc.



Obamunists Found in India

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:00 PM

Obamunism is so big, it's spilling over our borders to become a worldwide phenomenon. Check out this herd of Obamunists discovered in faraway India:

On a tip from SnowSnake.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:33 AM

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Hurricane Latrina. On a tip from TED.



Jacques Chirac Overpowered by Poodle

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:42 AM

Tragic news: former Frenchman in Chief Jacques Chirac has been mauled by a fellow neurotic poodle:

Former French President Jacques Chirac was rushed to a hospital after being mauled by his pet dog who is being treated for depression, in a dramatic incident that rattled the ex-president's wife.
The couple's white Maltese poodle, called Sumo, has a history of frenzied fits and became increasingly prone to making "vicious, unprovoked attacks" despite receiving treatment with anti-depressants, Chirac's wife Bernadette said.

Chirac was taken to a Paris hospital. His wife did not disclose where he was bitten.

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Sumo, the poodle that got the better of Chirac.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Eco-Watch Scrubs Carbon Footprints

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:24 AM

Here's the perfect gift for the moonbat who has everything — except the slightest clue:

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From the product description:

Fashioned as an athletic wristwatch it uses kinetic energy as a clean power source. Although it does function as a regular watch, it also constantly keeps pulling in air through the intake vents collecting CO2, and expels new clean air via the exhaust vents. A step in the right direction for an individual, the eCO2 has the potential to make a powerful impact if worn collectively.
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Whether this is a scam or a joke, I have no idea. Al Gore and his acolytes have hopelessly blurred the distinction.

On a tip from Todd D.



Geert Wilders to Be Prosecuted for Criticizing Islam

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:10 AM

Muslims aren't even a majority in Holland yet, but already they can consider the former bastion of liberty to have been effectively absorbed into the Islamic world. A Dutch court has ruled that Dutch Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders — who brought us the highly recommended movie Fitna — is to be criminally prosecuted for criticizing the death cult that is overwhelming their country.

Criticism of the Islamic terror cult is regarded as "inciting hatred" by the cringing dhimmis who run Europe and — as of Tuesday — the USA.

The good news is that the UN's Bureaucretin-in-Chief Ban Ki-Moonbat does not consider the stifling of Wilders to threaten free speech. But then, free speech as conceived by moonbats means speech liberal quislings will deign to permit.

At least Fitna is back up on LiveLeak:

On tips from Puffdaddy and Chad. Hat tip: Family Security Matters.



Deadbeat Thinks Obama Will Pay Off Her Car

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:43 AM

Obama's lowlife base will sure be disappointed if it takes their messiah a little while to totally destroy economic freedom in favor of a race-based communist regime under which Whitey pays all their bills. Via Ace of Spades HQ, here's a voice mail a deadbeat Obamunist left with CitiBank regarding her delinquent car payments.

We've heard similar expectations before:

The Anointed One is likely to turn into Uncle Tom when rent comes due and his supporters find out they still have to pay it.

On a tip from V the K.



Moonbat Uber-Troll Deb Frisch in Trouble Again

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:23 AM

Remember Deborah Frisch, the former University of Arizona psychology instructor and moonbat troll from hell, who threatened a conservative blogger's 2-year-old son with sexual abuse and death? She has now graduated from criminal harassment to physical assault, apparently involving a stun gun, tear gas, and mace. Hopefully she will now be kept in a cage where she belongs.

It will take more than a media saturated with hopey change to soothe the savage psychoses of moonbats like Deb Frisch.

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Her lesbian "partner" wisely keeps the knife away while Frisch claws at a bottle of wine.

On a tip from D Wa.



Moonbat Messiah to Nix Drilling

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:34 AM

To no one's surprise, this didn't take long:

U.S. President Barack Obama may order a hold on a proposal issued in the final days of the Bush administration to expand offshore drilling in previously banned areas, an Interior Department official told Reuters on Wednesday. … Separately, the Interior official said the department's plan to develop oil shale fields in the western United States may also be stopped by Obama's order.

Cheap oil is likely to shorten the recession, which Obama needs to worsen if he is to strangle what's left of our economic freedom and move us toward socialism. Thus it's important to prevent us from drilling our own oil.

Fortunately, we don't need the oil anyway, now that we're in the era of rainbows and unicorns. We can just fill our gas tanks with Hope and Change.

On a tip from Conan.



A Pair of Mugs

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:02 AM

Seen by AP in a souvenir shop in Gaza City:

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If The One succeeds in destroying the free market and plunging us into squalid socialist mediocrity, no doubt he'll win a Nobel Prize, just like Arafat.

On a tip from Burning Hot.



January 21, 2009

The 2012 Pelosi GTxi SS/RT Sport Edition

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:25 PM

What we have to look forward to when the government finishes nationalizing the automobile industry:

On a tip from Todd D.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:20 PM

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Someone at Fark tries to find the lighter side…


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…but this is no laughing matter. On a tip from Burning Hot.



Spicoli Resents Being Known as a Stooge

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:55 AM

Even Sean Penn — aka Jeff Spicoli — seems to grasp that being known as a stooge for Marxists is not good:

JUST because Sean Penn likes to visit Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez and then writes nice things about them, doesn't mean he's "a stooge for left-wing dictatorships," as we called him on Sunday, his publicist, Mara Buxbaum, says. "Sean does not endorse dictators. Like him or not, Hugo Chavez is a democratically elected official." So was Hitler. "Sean is a champion of civil rights," Buxbaum says. Yet Penn defends the Castro regime, which has jailed and executed gays. Although Chavez has closed newspapers and TV stations, Penn said, "Chavez may not be a good man. But he may well be a great one." Buxbaum says, "You … may not always agree with Sean, who aggressively questions and challenges the status quo in ways that aren't always polite … But Sean … asks questions, and questions the answers he gets." Maybe he'd ask tougher questions of Castro and Chavez if he didn't have red stars in his eyes.

In all fairness, Penn is more than a stooge for left-wing dictators. He's also a stooge for the Islamofascist maniacs running Iran, which has helped expand his terrorist fan base.

Further, Penn is a great humanitarian, who helped rescue New Orleans after Katrina. Here he is bailing out the city:

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But wait… that was his own miniature ship of fools he was bailing out.

Penn's frustration over being rightfully despised is likely to be bad news for his Ann Coulter doll, which he admits to sexually molesting with lit cigarettes.

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



Hitler on Hollyweirdo Pledge of Fealty to Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:11 AM

Even the original race-obsessed high priest of statist idolatry is disgusted by the latest excretion of Obamunism from Tinseltown:

On a tip from Al C.



Obama's Alleged IQ

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:59 AM

Imus had better watch it — questioning whether Obama is the smartest president ever could get him accused of racism again:

The Anointed One really is a genius — compared with his worshipers.

On a tip from Henry.



Not All Inaugurations Are Coronations

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:46 AM

Compare yesterday's grotesquely extravagant spectacle with this:

Both Bush and the Moonbat Messiah received about half of the vote.

On a tip from scaramouche.



The Postracial Politics of Obama's Unadulterated Moonbattery

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:11 AM

In case you missed it, here's Joseph E. Lowery denouncing Caucasians during his "benediction" at the Moonbat Messiah's ascension:

You would think that from the point of view of militant racists like Lowery, we have already witnessed the miracle of whites embracing "what is right." After all, we just put people who hate us in charge of our country — what more could they want?

On tips from Viking04, Steve N, and Kathleen.



Plane-Crashing Geese Identified

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:57 AM

The geese that brought down US Airways Flight 1549 have been identified. Here's a picture of them taken shortly before the incident.

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As a former New Yorker I can testify that these horrifically numerous beasts are a true menace. They render parks and ball fields unusable by completely covering them in carpets of crap. Every time one wanders into a road, traffic backs up for miles. Naturally, the moonbat authorities take their side against humans — which is why everyone is afraid to simply drive over these giant winged rats.

Compliments of Viking04.



Al Gore Inspires Art

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:41 AM

Look at the bright side: at least the maniacal Al Gore isn't president. Instead he's jetting around sucking up money generated by the global warming hoax, and more productively, inspiring ice sculptures in Alaska, which has been suffering a particularly brutal winter:

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On tips from Mark W. and nanc.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:11 AM

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Rahm Emanuel demonstrates that the children are in charge. Hat tip: Cristy Li. On tips from The MaryHunter and Murff.



First Gay Mayor of Mayor City Molests Teenage Boy

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:51 AM

Obama isn't the only historic first in the news. Portland's Sam Adams is the first publicly homosexual mayor of a major city. He recently admitted to sexually molesting an underage intern.

You never heard the story? That could be because Adams is a Democrat, and the child he molested is a boy — so most of the reporting has been local.

Adams also admitted to lying to the public about his perverted relationship with the improbably named Beau Breedlove, who was 17 at the time, and to inducing the kid to lie too. Move along folks, nothing to see here.

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Keep your male children out of the reach of Portland's moonbat mayor.

Hat tips: DANEgerus Weblog, Gateway Pundit. On a tip from Burning Hot.



Coronation Drew Record Number of Private Jets

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:24 AM

Yesterday's inauguration was historic, all right. Six hundred private jets were expected to touch down for the extravagant festivities, doubling the previous record.

Don't worry, polar bears. I'm sure Obama will make up for all the carbon emissions by restricting economic growth.

On a tip from Byron.



What Obamunists Want of Their God

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:12 AM

Normally it's good for politicians to listen to their constituents. But this is far from the case for Chairman O, whose supporters bubble over with idiotic ideas, as evidenced by the notions they expressed at Change.gov, a site that allowed the gibbering hordes of Obamatrons to provide their input.

Comments are closed now, and the results are in regarding the top requests from Obamaland:

7. Ban private health insurance.
6. Revoke the Bush tax cuts, plunging us farther into recession.
5. Permanently close facilities to incarcerate bloodthirsty terrorists who are trying to kill us.
4. Waste still more fortunes on light rail boondoggles.
3. Stop teaching abstinence and train children how to fornicate.
2. Become the "greenest" country in the world, despite the totalitarian measures this would require and the economic collapse it would cause.
1. End marijuana prohibition.

Bad as Obama might be, he's unlikely to be as awful as the unhinged cretins who elected him. My advice would be to give them No. 1; then they'll be too stoned to remember the rest of their demented demands.

On a tip from Todd D.



Blowing Holes in the Global Warming Hoax

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:43 AM

You might want to print out articles like this one, in case they start disappearing under an edict from our new administration:

At December's U.N. Global Warming conference in Poznan, Poland, 650 of the world's top climatologists stood up and said man-made global warming is a media generated myth without basis. Said climatologist Dr. David Gee, Chairman of the International Geological Congress, "For how many years must the planet cool before we begin to understand that the planet is not warming?"
I asked myself, why would such obviously smart guy say such a ridiculous thing? But it turns out he's right.
The earth's temperature peaked in 1998. It's been falling ever since; it dropped dramatically in 2007 and got worse in 2008, when temperatures touched 1980 levels.
Meanwhile, the University of Illinois' Arctic Climate Research Center released conclusive satellite photos showing that Arctic ice is back to 1979 levels. What's more, measurements of Antarctic ice now show that its accumulation is up 5 percent since 1980.
In other words, during what was supposed to be massive global warming, the biggest chunks of ice on earth grew larger. Just as an aside, do you remember when the hole in the ozone layer was going to melt Antarctica? But don't worry, we're safe now, that was the nineties.
Dr. Kunihiko, Chancellor of Japan's Institute of Science and Technology said this: "CO2 emissions make absolutely no difference one way or the other … every scientist knows this, but it doesn't pay to say so." Now why would a learned man say such a crazy thing?
This is where the looney left gets lost. Their mantra is atmospheric CO2 levels are escalating and this is unquestionably causing earth's temperature rise. But ask yourself — if global temperatures are experiencing the biggest sustained drop in decades, while CO2 levels continue to rise — how can it be true?

It's going to be hard to justify deliberately upgrading our recession to a depression in the name of the polar bears when people can go online and see the evidence that global warming is a farce. No wonder Baghdad Jim McDermott wants to nationalize the newspaper industry.

On a tip from Stan.



January 20, 2009

The Enormity Before Us

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:18 PM

Jay Nordlinger at National Review's The Corner:

I was talking to my friend and NR colleague Kevin Williamson yesterday, and he said, "You know, I wish the president-elect would learn the meaning of the word 'enormity.'" He keeps saying things like, "I recognize the enormity of what I'm about to undertake." Kevin quipped, "We may consider the upcoming administration an enormity, but…"

Mirriam-Webster's first two definitions of "enormity":

1: an outrageous, improper, vicious, or immoral act
2: the quality or state of being immoderate, monstrous, or outrageous ; especially : great wickedness

We won't be able to say we weren't warned.

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



Moonbat Messiah's Ascension a Flop for PETA

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:12 PM

The troubles on Wall Street have been of great benefit to the Moonbat Messiah, giving him a leg up on the admittedly financially clueless John McCain and paving the way for a hard push toward socialism. Even Bernard Madoff's multi-$billion Ponzi scheme debacle was a blessing for The Anointed One, as it spared him from being preached at by PETA kooks at his coronation.

PETA's vice president for policy and government affairs Bruce Friedrich paid $5,500 in an online auction for a package of inaugural tickets that he thought would provide an opportunity to pitch the Community Organizer in Chief in person. The seller was Philip Saulnier of the charity group December Rain, who was to acquire them through the investment firm Fairfield Greenwich. But the tickets failed to materialize after the firm lost $billions in Madoff's Social Security–style swindle.

Although Saulnier promised to reimburse for the phantom tickets, his charity had to close its offices after receiving death threats from disgruntled auction winners.

Whether these threats came from Friedrich — who has advocated terrorism to advance his flaky animals-first agenda — is unclear. It's probably just as well this nut was kept away from the President. But then, rubbing elbows with terrorists hasn't hurt Obama yet.

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The One is spared from Friedrich's tedious company.

On a tip from Byron.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:09 AM

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As of today, our new money. Compliments of fellowes.



Tinseltown Moonbats Pledge to Be More Insufferably Sanctimonious Than Ever

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:11 AM

If we are to endure the Age of Obama, we'll need to develop very strong stomachs. This can be accomplished through endurance exercises. Congratulations if you made it through yesterday's video of Boy George singing the praises of the Moonbat Messiah. Now try this:

On tips from Travis A and nanc.



Baghdad Jim McDermott's Stealthy Plan for Nationalizing Newspapers

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:50 AM

Moonbatty Congresskook Jim McDermott (D-WA) is calling for the government to effectively take over dying liberal newspapers, so that they can be kept alive even if we know better than to read them. From a guest editorial he contributed to the Seattle PI, a floundering leftist rag that supports him:

I have been told that the Independent and Guardian newspapers in the United Kingdom (great papers, by the way, that I have my staff read and clip for me every day) both operate on a nonprofit business model. I've also heard that at least one major newspaper in the U.S. does something similar. It could mean that the tax code might have a direct bearing on developing a new business model for the newspaper business nationwide.
As a senior member of House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over the U.S. tax code, I intend to find out.

Essentially, Baghdad Jim wants to use the tax code to nationalize newspapers. Then they will be as fair and balanced as Britain's ultra-left Guardian — or they'll have to start paying taxes again.

If you think newspapers do nothing but spin propaganda on behalf of the liberal establishment now, wait until Dem bureaucrats take direct charge of them.

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Baghdad Jim McDermott.

On a tip from Kevin R.



More Obama Comics

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:55 AM

Obama has moved on from his special guest appearance in Spider-Man to become the star of his very own must-read comic at iOwntheWorld.com:

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Compliments of BigFurHat.



Obama's Mentor Bill Ayers Not Allowed Into Canada

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:34 AM

Bill Ayers — who launched Obama's political career from his living room, and who has been a close associate ever since — has been denied entrance to Canada, presumably on the excellent grounds that he is an unrepentant communist terrorist who belongs in front of a firing squad.

Let's hope for the Canucks' sake his protégé doesn't harbor a grudge; by the end of the day, the narcissistic, hard-left community organizer will have access to America's nuclear codes.

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Canada has standards, even if we've forgotten ours.

On tips from Dennis S., Matt L, The Him, and Kathleen.



It Will Never Be Enough

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:20 AM

We are now turning over control of our country to an unqualified community organizer with no executive experience and multiple anti-American ties — a character who would never get security clearance to empty the wastebaskets at the Pentagon — primarily because he is half African. Now will we stop being clubbed over the head about how racist America is against blacks? Of course not.

Here's Tavis Smiley — host of the coercively financed PBS show of the same name — on Meet the Depressed last Sunday, referring to The Anointed One's coronation occurring the day after Martin Luther King Day:

[I]t's important to state that Obama's election is a down payment on King's dream, it is not the fulfillment of King's dream, and that's a crucial, I think, and critical distinction we have to make.

The race-based moonbat insanity is only just beginning. No matter how little we've done wrong or how much we've done to atone for it, we are always guilty in the eyes of race hustlers and the rest of the liberal elite oligarchy — because people who have been trained to hate themselves are easy to exploit and control.

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Smiley et al. will always be aggrieved.

On a tip from Rich R.



Tonight's Bedtime Story

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:52 AM

If you read to your kids at night, there's a classic tale perfectly suited for this historic day. It starts like this:

Many years ago there lived an Emperor who was so exceedingly fond of fine new clothes that he spent vast sums of money on dress. To him clothes meant more than anything else in the world. He took no interest in his army, nor did he care to go to the theatre, or to drive about in his state coach, unless it was to display his new clothes. He had different robes for every single hour of the day.
In the great city where he lived life was gay and strangers were always coming and going. Everyone knew about the Emperor's passion for clothes.
Now one fine day two swindlers, calling themselves weavers, arrived. They declared that they could make the most magnificent cloth that one could imagine; cloth of most beautiful colors and elaborate patterns. Not only was the material so beautiful, but the clothes made from it had the special power of being invisible to everyone who was stupid or not fit for his post. …
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The moonbat emperor parades in his new clothes.

On a tip from Puffdaddy.



Age of Obama Dictionary Updates

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:29 AM

The tragicomic era opening up before us is going to require some new additions to the dictionary, compliments of Daniel Cirucci:

Obamunists—

Formerly known as socialists, they will be the engine that drives Obamanomics. They will build new bridges to socialist Europe and the rest of the redistributive world, teach us to accept Canadian-style health care and usher in the new post-capitalist era. Think money laundering, but on a much grander scale.

Obamawonks—

Since Dear Leader himself is fond of fitness centers, mirrors, beaches, basketball and other diversions, someone will have to do the real work: writing the vast new sea of government regulations, crafting legislation, "vetting" radicals for high-level appointments and reserving a place for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Air Force One. This will be done by the worker bees, the Obamawonks. Think bureaucrats in Birkenstocks.

Obamaniacs—

These are the campaignaholics who now have nothing to do and no place to go. They will become Obamorganizers — community and political organizers in the neighborhoods, drumming up support for Dear Leader's policies and programs at the grassroots level. They will work person-to-person and door-to-door. Think the Avon lady without the fresh scents.

Obamanippies—

This older group of Obamaniacs is composed of reconstructed hippies and yippies from the 1960s who have longed for a rebirth of the Aquarian age. They are industrious, but their brains still remain somewhat scrambled. They will staff the Bureau of Arts and Crafts and also act as new-age cheerleaders for The One. Think love beads and lava lamps.

Obamunicators—

Formerly known as journalists, these wordsmiths, image-crafters and branders will assist the new Ministry of Information, which will be responsible for enforcing Obamaspeak and Obamathink. At the outset, they will work to dismantle conservative talk radio and redirect our attention to Obamavison so that we can all feel a tingle up our leg. Think Chris Matthews.

Obamebrities—

This is the glitterati of Obamaville — the King's Court in the Realm of Barrackus Maximus. While urging us to generously share the little that is left in our pockets after Obanomics, these high-flying zillionaires will continue their orgy of self-indulgence. All the while they will work to create Obamalot, a land of lords, ladies (and those somewhere in-between) united by love and tolerance. They are in secular Obammunion with The One. If only we could be as caring and compassionate as these Obamebrities, we too could attain superstar status. Think Oprah.

Obamacans—

Formerly known as RINOs, these Republicans In Name Only will constitute the New Bipartisanship — a vaulted alliance of the real believers, the true believers and the "me too" believers. Also known as The Cautious Ones, these Obamacans seek the same, but just a bit less, thank you. Think Colin Powell.

A couple of other useful terms are obambardment — the relentless barrage of breathless obamunist propaganda from the obamunicators; and obamnambulists — those who sleepwalk through the dismantling of their country, distracted from resistance by the farcical spectacle that is obamania.

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An Obamacan blathers as obamnambulists shuffle toward doom.

On a tip from nanc.



More Obama Kitsch

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:57 AM

Throughout his life, the Moonbat Messiah has chosen the company of communists. But now he finds himself surrounded by capitalists, who will resort to even the tackiest extremes of kitsch to make a buck off the glassy-eyed fools who have allowed the media to whip them into hysterical adulation. Check out some of the products for sale:

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Flip-flops from a bizarre nightmare come true.

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If you'd vote for Obama, maybe you'd pay $5 for a piece of chocolate.

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What to wear to an MSM job interview.

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It's never too soon to start brainwashing children.

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If ACORN could get dead people to vote for Obama, why not dogs?

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Next time Chris Matthews puts his foot in his mouth, he might bite into one of these.

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Our new religion blends moonbattery with blasphemy.

On a tip from Burning Hot.



January 19, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:02 PM

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Compliments of Kevin K. Make your own here.



How Strong Is Your Stomach?

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:58 AM

See if you can hold down your lunch after sitting through Boy George's tribute to the Moonbat Messiah:

On a tip from nanc.



Compean and Ramos Have Their Sentences Commuted

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:28 AM

Hats off to President Bush: in what may be the last sensible act from our government for some time, heroic border agents Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos have finally had their sentences commuted.

It's not the full pardon they deserve, but it will have to do. Too bad it's a little late for Bush to start defending the border.

On tips from Travis A, Chad N, and Matt L.



Muslim With Terror Ties to Participate in Moonbat Messiah's Ascension

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:14 AM

The extravagant coronation of the Moonbat Messiah is all about symbolism — and nothing could be more symbolic than the participation of terrorist-affiliated Ingrid Mattson:

A Muslim scholar chosen to speak at President-elect Barack Obama's inaugural prayer service Wednesday is the leader of a group that federal prosecutors say has ties to terrorists.

Prosecutors have "a wide array of testimonial and documentary evidence expressly linking" Mattson's Islamic Society of North America to Hamas, to which it has funneled millions of dollars to help finance the terror war against Western Civilization.

No doubt Osama bin Laden himself would be invited to give a prayer at the National Cathedral, if not for the confusion that would be caused among Obama's groupies in the media, who so often get him confused with their cheesy messiah.

Obama's plans to gut the military might not matter. What's the use of the military anyway when the people it's there to defend us against are taking over the country from within?

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Islamic fifth-columnist Ingrid Mattson has a friend at the top.

On tips from Bill V, Matt L, Viking04, Stan, Cheetah, and Stephen K.



Community Organizer in Chief for Life?

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:11 AM

If there's one thing tyrants dislike almost as much as private ownership of firearms, it's term limits. This is why the socialist thug Hugo Chavez is trying to do away with them in Venezuela — and why liberals want to do the same here on behalf of the Moonbat Messiah.

A repeal of the 22nd Amendment has already been introduced in the House. This would allow The One to hold power indefinitely.

The bill is sponsored by Jose Serrano (D-NY), who uncoincidentally has been outspoken in his support of the anti-American demagogue Chavez. He is a flaming moonbat who openly advocates surrender to terrorists and opposes even the most commonsense measures to make it less convenient for them to carry out 9/11-style attacks.

Now that left-wing fanatics like Serrano are closing their fists on the reins of power, they will do whatever we let them get away with to keep from ever having to let go.

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On tips from nanc, Kathleen, and Raptorman.



What Matters to Moonbats

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:28 AM

Maryland State Senator Lisa Gladden sums up the attitude of the moonbat bureaucracy:

It doesn't matter that the state of Maryland is broke as long as Barack Obama is President of the United States.

People like this will be running what's left of our country.

Congratulations, Ms. Gladden; you've won a Pea Brain Award from Hugh:

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



Moonbat Messiah Named Gun Salesman of the Year

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:07 AM

For once, the Moonbat Messiah has been rewarded not for being part African or for having a name like a terrorist, but for an actual beneficial effect he has produced: a rise in gun ownership among the American public. Outdoor Wire has named him Gun Salesman of the Year.

AmmoLand.com reports:

In recognition of the unprecedented demand for firearms by nervous consumers, The Outdoor Wire, the nation's largest daily electronic news service for the outdoor industry, has named President-elect Barack Obama its "Gun Salesman of the Year". With the selection, Outdoor Wire publisher Jim Shepherd says it is time the firearms industry recognizes the fact that without President-elect Obama's frightening consumers into action, the firearms industry might be suffering the same sort of business slumps that have befallen the automotive and housing industries.
"It's credit where credit is due," says Shepherd, "Mr. Obama has consistently voted against individual rights to firearms, appointed a re-tread Clinton administration full of gun banners, and made it plain to anti-gun groups that despite what he might say to the contrary, he's on their side." That history, along with the unquestioned support of anti-gun organizations, Shepherd says, has spooked consumers into a buying frenzy for firearms that could be outlawed in another Assault Weapons Ban. …
Since the November Presidential election, firearms sales have been at unprecedented levels. For December 2008 the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) recorded a twenty-four percent increase in background checks for 2008 (1,523,426) over December 2007 (1,230,525).
This follows a forty-two percent (42%) increase in November 2008, the highest number of NICS checks in the system's history. …
As a journalist with more than two decades of national newsgathering experience, Shepherd says he's never seen anything approaching what he calls the "Obama effect".

Personally, I can thank the Moonbat Messiah for inspiring me to pick up one of these:

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Rifles with so-called "high-capacity magazines" may be a better choice, however; they'll be among the first guns to get banned. More importantly, make sure to have plenty of ammo, which the government can be expected to restrict. As the Founding Fathers clearly understood, an armed populace is the best defense against tyranny.

On tips from Burning Hot and Wiggins.



Moonbat Culture

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:18 AM

This slightly censored San Francisco Bay area listing from Craig's List gives an idea of the America we'll be living in if moonbats continue to prevail in the culture war:

You were sh*tting outside of Starbucks this morning - m4m - 32 (castro / upper market)
I was sitting by the wall outside Starbucks when I saw you walk by. You had on a hot black collar with metal spikes. Our eyes met when you stopped to poo under the tree. I was turned on watching your master (slave?) pick up your poo with his hands. Very cool. Hit me up if you want to go for a walk in the park some time.

"Diversity" means this depraved subculture is promoted by the governmedia as rigorously as Christianity is suppressed.

On a tip from V the K.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:58 AM

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Compliments of Diversity Lane.



$75 Million Budget for Obamunist Brownshirts

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:42 AM

The Ascension of The One isn't until tomorrow, but the permanent reelection campaign is already underway. "Organizing for America," a brownshirt army that The One promises will "continue fighting for change in your communities," will have a budget of $75 million, apparently funded from outside the government..

Via Politico:

La Times describes "Organizing for America" as "an unprecedented standing political army for a president." Ben Smith agrees:

It's a potentially hugely, uniquely powerful tool, enhancing the muscle of the official who is already the most powerful man in America.

As noted at Ace of Spades HQ, Obama is already building "a shadow bureaucracy answerable not to the taxpayer but only to himself."

The fools who voted for this egomaniac deserve to live in a police state based on a cheesy cult of personality. The rest of us do not.

Hat tip: Four Horsemen of the Obacalypse.



FDR Scion Urges Moonbat Messiah to Bankrupt Economy

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:18 AM

FDR was a marginally competent, socialist quasi-dictator who is remembered as a great president because he was in office during World War II, which jolted the country out of the depression his leftist policies had been worsening for years. Because he did more than any other president to permanently hamstring our economy, Roosevelt is worshiped by the hard left, which hopes Obama will follow in his footsteps, moving us radically toward a Marxist economic model. No one hopes this more fervently than Frank Roosevelt, FDR's grandson, who as an economics professor fills students' heads with pernicious nonsense at Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers.

Roosevelt chides his grandfather for not spending recklessly enough. According to the Keynesian economic cult to which he belongs, the farther a government goes into debt on pork barrel spending, the healthier the economy will be. It's not all FDR's fault; moonbats didn't used to have the "theoretical knowledge" they've now invented. His advice for The One:

I think Obama has to learn from that and forget about balancing the budget. Spend, spend, spend until we've done enough to stop this decline. So if I could talk with him, I would say, "Go for broke." Literally, go for broke.

Broke is what the country will soon be, with no grownups in a position to restrain bureaucrats' spending.

If you'd like to test out the Keynesian theories that guide Democrats, take on unmanageable expenses until you're as deep in debt as our government, then go out to the shopping mall and max out your credit cards. According to liberals' "theoretical knowledge," it will return you to solvency.

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Frank Roosevelt carries on the bad seed of moonbattery.

On a tip from Wiggins.



January 18, 2009

Inaugural Dance

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:22 AM

If only Congress would limit itself to wasting our money on such a limited scale:

On a tip from Dennis S.



Allah Takes a Day Off

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:17 AM

With moonbat doom impending, we need all the laughs we can get:

On a tip from Wiggins.



January 17, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:45 AM

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Government cheese, via Wisdom From the Realm.



Robert Redford Calls for Less Energy, More Government-Funded Artsy Degeneracy

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:32 AM

The new hyper–race-based politics that ushered in the Moonbat Messiah appears to cut both ways, as limousine leftist ecowarrior Robert Redford learned when activists gathered in front of a Salt Lake City theater on the eve of his Sundance Film Festival to protest the effects his environmentalist posturing have on the poor:

The protesters, led by the Congress of Racial Equality's national spokesman Niger Innis … complained that the filmmaker's anti-drilling stance could lead to higher energy prices for inner-city residents, forcing them to accept a lower standard of living.
The clergymen prayed for Redford "to see the light" and linked his environmental activism with racism.

Redford has denounced extracting the resources we need to heat our homes as "morally criminal," and has applied his fame and fortune to preventing it from happening, particularly in Utah, where massive reserves are going to waste thanks to red tape generated by antihuman envirokooks.

Another righteous cause Redford boosts is coercive public financing for the often twisted and depraved films featured by his moonbatty Sundance:

Redford quickly got political and had harsh words for the National Endowment for the Arts, saying that he thought it needed more financial support from the federal government and that he hoped new leadership in Washington D.C. would accomplish that.

That's what the economy needs: a ban on natural gas extraction and a bailout for degenerate art films. Everything is bound to improve, now that people on Redford's wavelength are taking total control of the federal leviathan.

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A limousine leftist invites the little people to stick it.

On tips from nanc and Dennis S.



January 16, 2009

Homosexuals to Celebrate The One's Coronation With DC Pig Sex Orgy

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:33 AM

The rise of the Moonbat Messiah represents a major setback in the culture war:

A homosexual "pig sex" orgy has been planned at a Washington hotel just as the traditional inaugural party season — this year honoring President-elect Barack Obama — is beginning, according to a Christian group that ministers to homosexuals.

The invitation-only event will be held at the Doubletree Hotel at 1515 Rhode Island Avenue NW in DC, which is offering a discounted rate to those who attend. Features are to include "a bondage cross," "a flogging station," and "rimming stations." Rimming — aka "oral-anal sodomy" — is a particularly disgusting practice that like all perversions popular among homosexuals spreads horrific diseases, specifically hepatitis A.

Wallflowers will not be allowed:

Spectators who wanna run their mouths and socialize are not welcome at this event. We are here to enjoy the company of MEN.

The pig sex is scheduled to take place in three second-floor conference rooms for three days culminating in the Moonbat Messiah's coronation on Tuesday. Gays are euphoric over the ascent of The One, who has promised to take steps to homosexualize the military.

No word on whether the festivities are sponsored by MillerCoors.

On a tip from Raptorman.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:38 AM

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The One conquers the bear market. Hat tip: Right Wing Sparkle, on a tip from V the K.



UN Outlaws Criticizing Islam

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:26 AM

Since 9/11, Islam has been unofficially above criticism. Even the supposedly bellicose President Bush cravenly refers to it as a Religion of Peace. Despite a huge waiting market, Hollywood has forbidden itself from making movies with Islamic terrorists as villains. Now the United Nations has put your tax dollar to work by making the ban on criticizing this Satanic death cult official. The odious UN…

adopted — for the fourth straight year — a resolution prepared by the 57-nation Organization of the Islamic Conference calling upon all UN nations to adopt legislation banning the "defamation" of religion. Spurred by the Danish cartoons of 2005, some of which portrayed the Prophet Muhammed in a manner deemed offensive by the OIC, the resolution was opposed by the United States, most European nations, Japan, India and a number of other nations.
Nonetheless, it has now been adopted.

A few examples of the sort of lunacy the UN is stamping with its seal of approval:

There was the student in one Islamic nation who was sentenced to death in January 2008 for distributing supposedly blasphemous material regarding the role of women in Islamic society. There was the teacher in another Islamic nation who was sentenced to jail for "insulting religion" after naming a class teddy bear "Mohammad" at the request of a 7-year-old with the same name. And there was the tragic case of the 22-year-old Hindu who, as reported by the European Centre for Law and Justice, was beaten to death by three of his fellow workers at a factory for allegedly committing blasphemy (a crime punishable by death); the workers were arrested and charged not with murder but with failing to inform the police that blasphemy was underway.

Some regard it as a crime to associate Islam with the hundreds of barbaric acts of terrorism it inspires every year.

But we have the First Amendment, so we're safe right? Sure: so long as we don't elect moonbats, who are clearly willing to turn over American sovereignty to the international bodies they fund with loot expropriated from our paychecks. But at least with the tasseled loafers of obscenely corrupt UN bureauweenies grinding down on our faces in the name of Islam, we won't have to worry about the international media calling us "cowboys."

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On a tip from Stephen K.



Cross Over Into Moonbat Alternate Reality

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:48 AM

Attention moonbats: did you ever wish you could cross over into the dimension, inspired by Soviet propaganda, in which Barack Obama is actually for real? Here's your chance. Upload a photo of yourself and create your own Obamicon.

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The service can also be used to help other famous moonbats join The One in his alternate reality:

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Nonmoonbats can draw some concentric circles and have something to bring to the range.

On a tip from MP.



Criminals to Be Flown to The One's Coronation

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:35 AM

If no good deed goes unpunished, then no evil deed should go unrewarded. Three juvenile punks who beat up an old lady during a home invasion will reportedly be flown at taxpayer expense from California to DC to attend the Moonbat Messiah's coronation as part of their "treatment."

Someone at the L.A. Detention Services Bureau denied that this outrage is a done deal…

But another employee with the facility claimed that on Thursday, the minors were taken to be measured for tuxedos and that a judge has approved the trip.

Authorities must figure that criminals should be inspired to aim higher. Why rob grocery money from retirees when through politics, criminals can expropriate wealth by the $trillions?

On a tip from nanc.



Marvel to Introduce Homosexual Superhero

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:14 AM

When the moonbat establishment imposes its warped social agenda, all media are employed — even comic books. Stan Lee's Marvel Comics will soon go beyond buttering up the Moonbat Messiah to push homosexuality at preadolescents with a gay superhero:

High school basketball star Thom Creed hides his developing superpowers along with his sexuality.
Former Marvel Comics boss Stan, 86— who also created the Hulk and the X-Men — will unleash the character in an hour-long TV drama being shot in the US.

Homosexual comic book characters are not a new invention, but in the near future they will be out of the closet and mainstreamed.

The good news is that most liberal social engineering backfires. If a generation that grew up reading Sgt. Fury could elect a metrosexual moonbat like The One, maybe kids force-fed nancy boy comics will rebel by producing leaders we can respect.

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A relic from an America that isn't dead just yet.

On tips from Bill V, Panday, and The Him.



Bottle of Moonbattery

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:44 AM

Everywhere you turn, moonbattery is in your face. Check out this design for water bottles:

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These are called the Bottle of M. M stands not only for moonbattery, but also for meltdown, because if you don't recycle your water bottle, the polar ice caps will melt, and the cute polar bears and penguins will drown. You don't want that on your conscience, do you?

Inside every Bottle of M lies a somber scene of environmental meltdown caused by irresponsible plastic disposal.
As the drink in the bottle gets emptied out, the subtle message would remind one to dispose off the empty bottle into the recycling bin. Through a little more attention in packaging design, Bottle of 'M' being a humble daily object, hopes to bring the message of environmental awareness to the public effectively.
Bottle of 'M' aims, not only to enhance drinking pleasure, but also takes care of its whole life cycle, from cradle to grave.
It's not just a Message in the bottle, it is a Motivation to save the world.

Why just drink a bottle of water when you can use your thirst as an opportunity to wallow in sanctimonious guilt over the fictional plight of arctic wildlife — and then save the world by throwing the bottle in the recycling bin?

On a tip from Stephen B.



January 15, 2009

Putting the Battery in Moonbattery

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:52 AM

You have to wonder what Freud would make of the moonbat obsession with bodily functions. They advocate making do with one square of toilet paper and want to ban flush toilets. Lefty bubblehead Drew Barrymore took a "poo in the woods hunched over like an animal" and described the experience as "awesome." Now this:

The Nopopo batteries use a combination of magnesium and carbon that can be mixed with a variety of fluids (including urine) to produce a charge. These batteries only last around 500mAh, which is far less than your average alkaline AA battery, but at least you won't have to kill the earth to recharge them.

Nopopo stands for "no pollution power." Apparently piddling all over yourself as you attempt to recharge the batteries doesn't count as pollution — presumably because it could only improve the smell of most environmentalist moonbats.

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Careful with that yellow stuff.

Hat tip: BelchSpeak.



Latest Alternative Energy Plan: Burn Humans

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:16 AM

Moonbats have devised a plan to meet our heating needs, while simultaneously ridding the planet of the humans that allegedly cause global warming. The genius lies in the simplicity — burn people:

If you're dead and worried about the carbon emissions created from your cremation, relax. The Swedish town of Halmstad has a solution. After an environmental review showed that Halmstad's crematorium was pumping too much smoke into the air, the facility's director decided to re-use heat from the cremations to warm up the crematorium's buildings. …
Locals in the town of 55,000 approve of the crematorium's system, so it should be up and running soon. If the plan is successful, the crematorium eventually wants to pipe heat from its facilities to area homes.

They must have gotten the idea from Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal, or from the People's Cube. Unfortunately, enviromoonbats take their ideas quite seriously.

Hat tip: Gore Lied; on a tip from Name.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:05 AM

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Compliments of mega.



Do-Gooder Meddlers Create Environmental Devastation

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:59 AM

Yet again we see that the meddling of do-gooder fools who feel compelled to control everything does nothing but harm. From Down Under:

It seemed like a good idea at the time: Remove all the feral cats from a famous Australian island to save the native seabirds.
But the decision to eradicate the felines from Macquarie island allowed the rabbit population to explode and, in turn, destroy much of its fragile vegetation that birds depend on for cover, researchers said Tuesday.
Removing the cats from Macquarie "caused environmental devastation" that will cost authorities 24 million Australian dollars ($16.2 million) to remedy, Dana Bergstrom of the Australian Antarctic Division and her colleagues wrote in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Applied Ecology.

That's okay. Taxpayers have lots of money.

"Our study shows that between 2000 and 2007, there has been widespread ecosystem devastation and decades of conservation effort compromised," Bergstrom said in a statement.
The unintended consequences of the cat-removal project show the dangers of meddling with an ecosystem — even with the best of intentions — without thinking long and hard, the study said.
"The lessons for conservation agencies globally is that interventions should be comprehensive, and include risk assessments to explicitly consider and plan for indirect effects, or face substantial subsequent costs," Bergstrom said.

Or better, moonbat meddlers could avoid "substantial subsequent costs" altogether by leaving the ecosystem alone. Better still, they could do the same for the economy before they plunge us into a depression with their deranged bailouts and "stimulus" pork packages.

On a tip from Scott.



Ideal Transportation Secretary Found for Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:40 AM

Since the Moonbat Messiah's pick for Secretary of Transportation, fellow Illinois pol Ray LaHood, has no qualifications other than a cozy relationship with the Teamster's Union, The One might want to consider going instead with the truly visionary Alfie Carrington — aka, the moon man:

The Macomb County [Michigan] moon man stood next to his forlorn flying saucer, which sat perched on milk crates in a weedy patch along Interstate 94. He railed against corporate conspirators and misinformed scientists.
According to the moon man, a nefarious cabal has blocked him from laying his hands on the necessary money to complete his perpetual flying machine — a machine he says, that could reach Mars in a mere two weeks.
"Bankers promise calls they never return," said Alfie Carrington, who when not working in his laboratory makes ends meet as a part-time construction worker. "The governor's office told my mother no. And these so called scientific experts who have never seen it, say it won't work."
And so the earthbound saucer sits north of 14 Mile, smothered in a blanket of bird-dung and snow.
"I say 'Is saucer aircraft technology in somebody's college?'" he asked. "There's no MIT for this. There's no Berkeley for this. They say 'Where did you get your saucer information from.' Nowhere. Because the saucer information is in here."
And with that, he knowingly tapped his temple with his forefinger. …
Carrington said he accepts disdain as the price of genius. And although he has no formal scientific training, Carrington does hold an associate's degree in psychology. …
He claims he's spent 30 years and $60,000 of his own money building the flying saucer, which he insists will replace the automobile and render the combustion engine and gasoline irrelevant.

Carrington's imaginative approach to transportation would dovetail nicely with the views of moonbats like Steven Chu and Carol Browner, who seem to think our economy can run without the use of fossil fuels or nuclear energy.

Yes we can, moon man!

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The moon man is even ethnically correct.

On a tip from Joe from North Branch, Michigan.



Hoaxer James Hansen Caught Peddling Phony Data Again

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:00 AM

Top NASA bureaucreature and creepy global warming profiteer James Hansen presides over the GISS data set, which by some coincidence confirms Al Gore's unhinged bellowings that the planet has a fever, even though other data sets support our observations that it's actually getting colder. Another coincidence: Australian statistical expert David Stockwell, who specializes in detecting manipulation of data sets, finds that the GISS data has been fudged.

But then, it's not as if Hansen has never been caught peddling phony data before.

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Duplicitous climate change creepazoid James Hansen.

Hat tips: Obnoxio the Clown, Bishop Hill.



Ascension of the Moonbat Messiah Is Officially a Disaster

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:36 AM

The state of Maryland has proclaimed the overhyped and extravagantly expensive coronation of the Moonbat Messiah to be an official disaster.

Like everyone else now, Maryland has its hand out for everyone else's money — in this case, "to help offset costs the state will incur for inauguration preparations." The Federal Emergency Management Agency has been called upon to cough up some cash "through an expedited federal disaster declaration."

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On a tip from V the K.



Geithner's Ignominy Leaves Daily Kos Speechless

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:09 AM

Last fall the moonbats at Daily Kos righteously denounced Joe the Plumber for being just under $1,200 behind in his taxes. If they haven't had much to say about The One's choice for Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner — who would preside over the IRS — blowing off tens of $thousands in taxes until he had gotten the nomination, it must be because they're still searching for the words to express their outrage.

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Geithner: Huh? I have to pay taxes too?

On a tip from Stan.



Dead of Moonbattery

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:36 AM

One fewer Briton has to worry about just how crazy it's going to get over there before people rebel against the insane regime of totalitarian moonbattery. A deaf and half-blind grandmother died at age 91, stressed to the point of physical collapse after bureaunazis forced her to take out a second mortgage to pay a £16,000 bill to make her home more eco-friendly on behalf of the polar bears.

The family of bed-ridden grandmother Dorothy Hacking blame Thanet Council for 'disgusting treatment' after the pensioner became overstretched trying to pay for work to meet government regulations to reduce CO2 emissions.
They say she was beset by stress and health problems after being left with no option but to take out a second mortgage for the stone-cladding repairs to make her home compliant with the Home Energy Conservation Act in Ramsgate, Kent.

As her daughter reports:

She was financially stretched to the limit, worried about putting the heating on in case she couldn't pay the bills and had no idea what to do if another big bill arrived from the council.
The council maintained the work was essential to comply with the Home Energy Conservation Act which requires it to reduce its CO2 emission by 30 per cent within 10 years.

CO2, as all but the most gullible fools are aware, is totally harmless; laws restricting it are anything but.

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Dorothy Hacking: One fewer human to oppress the polar bears.

On a tip from Lou.



Prop 8 Homosexual Terrorism Map

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:13 AM

In case the militant homosexuals who choke the San Francisco Bay area want to graduate from vandalizing churches to more personal forms of political intimidation, they now have a handy map, which sfist gleefully shares with its readers. The map gives the names and addresses of locals who financially supported Proposition 8, which banned the obscene travesty called homosexual "marriage" in California.

As with the Halloween issue of The Stranger that helped its infantile readers find homes with McCain signs to vandalize, the implication as to what readers are supposed to do with the map is clear. Bay area homosexuals admire Islamic terrorists so much, they seem ready to try terrorism themselves.

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Why the right to carry a firearm for defense is important.

On a tip from nanc.



Political Correctness May Free Death Row Killer

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:41 AM

Convicted rapist and murderer Jonathan Bruce Reed has been sitting on death row for almost 30 years, but he could be walking free soon. The reason: prosecutors allegedly "improperly excluded blacks from his jury in the belief that blacks empathize with defendants."

There's no question that blacks engage in jury nullification as a way to stick it to Whitey's civilization. But unlike O.J., Reed is a white guy.

Prosecutors have been ordered to retry him quickly, presumably with lots of blacks on the jury, or just let him go so he can kill and rape someone else.

The death penalty is good in principle, but given the liberal lunacy that prevails in our legal system, it is no guarantee of justice unless it can be carried out quickly, before moonbats find a pretext to let the killers go.

On a tip from Freedom Now.



January 14, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:40 AM

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Apparently "the world" still doesn't love us, even after we slit our own wrists. On a tip from Third.



Obama's Global Warming Czarina Carol Browner Makes Money on Offsets

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:31 AM

Communists do have one thing in common with capitalists: they like money. Take Carol Browner for example. Obama's choice for Global Warming Czarina is an actual Marxist, but that doesn't mean she's above making a buck off the global warming hoax, which she will soon be in a position to prop up with all the force and stolen riches of our monstrously bloated federal government.

Browner is a board member of APX, a leading carbon offset trading company.

Here we were thinking no one could be more disqualified by conflict of interest than impending Secretary of State Shrillary Rotten.

There's more to the climate change farce than crippling our economy to pave the way for socialism, while granting unprecedented power over every aspect of our lives to evil bureaucrats like Browner. There's also money to be made — but only by a few, at the expense of all the rest.

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The Czarina offers her subjects a self-satisfied smirk.

On tips from Burning Hot and LT Nixon.

Update:

William Teach at Pirate's Cove posted on this too, and was told the following by APX:

We will take you up on your request for further info, and would like to clarify that Ms. Browner immediately resigned from the APX board and has no financial interest in the firm, to ensure that there is no conflict of interest.
To clarify another point, some blogs have referred to APX as a "trading" company. This is incorrect. APX Inc. is a provider of market technology and infrastructure services, and is not a broker, marketer, trader, or an exchange. In fact, APX revenue is unrelated to the price of the environmental certificates that we track and record, and the firm takes no position in these markets. We are policy neutral, except to the extent that we believe market-based approaches can be an effective means to achieve environmentally important objectives. Our aim is to ensure that there is the greatest level of transparency and integrity in environmental markets, and ensuring a level playing field for all market participants. A European firm and an Australian firm with similar names (unrelated to APX Inc.) are involved in trading and exchange activities, so that may have caused confusion for some bloggers.

Now where would bloggers get the idea that left-wing environmentalist demagogues would profit from the global warming hoax?



Mickey Rourke Pile Drives Moonbats

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:52 AM

Mickey Rourke — in the news for his performance in "The Wrestler" — has given the moonbats who dominate Tinseltown a body slam, even daring the ultimate blasphemy of defending President Bush:

President Bush was in the wrong place at the wrong time, I don't know how anyone could have handled this situation.
I don't give a f**k who's in office, Bush or whoever, there is no simple solution to this problem… I'm not one of those who blames Bush for everything. This s**t between Christians and Muslims goes back to the Crusades, doesn't it.
It's too easy to blame everything on one guy. These are unpredictable, dangerous times, and I don't think that anyone really knows quite what to do.

Actually, it goes back much further than the Crusades, which were just the first notable example of Christendom taking the fight to an enemy that had been advancing on it for centuries. But Rourke is an actor, not a history professor. At least he grasps the basic situation, unlike most of his coworkers — to whom he offers this excellent advice:

Actors should shut up about politics, because they tend to be ill-informed finger-pointers who just cozy up to some flavor-of-the-month liberal, you know?

For the most part, Rourke follows his own advice. But he does have this to say about the sniveling dhimmitude he has seen in Britain:

I was in London recently and I couldn't believe all these hate-talking fanatics you have over here who are allowed to carry on doing their thing even when a bus full of women and children gets blown to pieces. I know you've deported one or two of them, but it seems crazy. I think there is worse to come, something terrible will happen to either America or the U.K., or France even.

Given that The One has openly announced his intention to castrate the CIA by appointing leftist weenie Leon Panetta to head it, my money is on the next big one happening here.

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Mickey Rourke lets fly at Hollyweird moonbattery.

On tips from The Him and V the K.



Moonbat Judge Imposes Anarchy in the UK

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:07 AM

No good deed goes unpunished — and under a legal system run by moonbats, neither does good character:

A yob accused of robbing a driving instructor walked free from court — after a judge ruled that the victim was too believable as a witness.
Judge Jamie Tabor praised Denise Dawson as 'honest, utterly decent and brave' when she identified a man as her alleged attacker and gave evidence against him.
But moments later he halted the trial and ordered a not guilty verdict on Liam Perks, 20.
The judge said Mrs Dawson's good character and compelling evidence could sway the jury, even though she had had only a fleeting glimpse of her attacker.
He said: 'Denise Dawson was a particularly impressive witness because she showed courage, clarity of thought and was undoubtedly honest. The jury may lend more weight to her evidence than the facts allow. You cannot be sure she got it right.'

Dawson, a 36-year-old mother of two, called the outrage a "kick in the teeth":

I was absolutely terrified after I heard he had pleaded not guilty and I would have to go to court to testify. I felt sick when the trial collapsed. What more can I do? I positively identified someone from a video ID parade and was prepared to risk everything going to court, but it's still not enough.

It's no fun being on the side of the angels when the devils are in charge.

On a tip from Lyle.



Militant Homosexual to Offer Prayer Before Moonbat Messiah Coronation

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:03 AM

Moonbats fuming over the choice of mainstream pastor Rick Warren to give an invocation at The One's coronation can wipe the froth from their jaws. The moderate choice has been more than balanced by the inclusion of militant degenerate V. Gene Robinson, who passes for a bishop in the decadent farce that calls itself the Episcopal Church.

Robinson is scheduled to say a pre-inauguration prayer to the god he openly defies with his ostentatious homosexuality. Though he doesn't appear to be familiar with the many passages in the Bible that condemn his depraved lifestyle in the strongest terms, at least he gets the stuff about forgiveness:

Robinson has said he was stung by Warren's selection, but still believes Obama will be the most supportive president ever for gay-rights causes.

Moonbattery readers have encountered Robinson before:

Robinson and his homosexual lover plan to be among the first to "officially unite" under a new civil unions law in New Hampshire.
The merry reverend married a woman and had two daughters with her. But then he decided that his homosexual urges should take priority over his family, so he dumped it. However, Rev. Robinson did attend his daughters' after-school activities — with his gay lover in tow.
Robinson is an advocate of homosexual "marriage." He has participated in New York City's gay pride parade. Here's what this parade looks like:
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Obama toady Linda Douglass confirms that Robinson was picked explicitly for advocating practices forbidden by the religion he presumes to represent:

Rev. Robinson was selected on his own merit because he is a man who preaches tolerance and inclusivity, all very important values that he shares with the president-elect.

Too bad Anton LaVey isn't around anymore. Having him offer a prayer would have advanced the same "tolerance and inclusivity" — and wouldn't have been more blasphemous.

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Acolytes light up Robinson's creepy grin.

On a tip from nanc.



January 13, 2009

Meeting Our Energy Needs With Moonbattery

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:40 PM

It looked like we were really in trouble, considering that our economy needs energy to keep us from starving, and the Democrats taking total control of Washington are opposed to any efficient means of generating it. But then a moonbat calling himself rockhardgod stepped forward with this ingenious solution:

There are free energy technologies and Permanent magnetic motors, if each house had a permanent magnetic motor to power the home and we drove electric cars. There would be hell of allot less greenhouse gases being emitted.
If you can understand this next bit then welldone if you cant then think harder!
DRAW this, 5 evenly spread lines coming out from a center point each tipped with south poled magnets then have 4 evenly spread SHAPELY curved double poled magnets(north-south) on the outer. Using the right stretched,half diamond cured inwards shape outer double poled magnets and materials this pattern in general could be redefined to make MANY different types of magnetic motors.Can you think of your own? i have dozens in my head its so easy!simple ideas are usually the best ideas!
Using the right combination of old and new technology with enough static energy to overcome part of the laws of diminishing returns THIS WILL power something usable, such as a house and much more
If you have drawn it right you will have one inner south poled magnet in the center of one of the double-poled outer magnets while two of the inner south poled magnets are attracting the other two are being repelled this then forces the one that is in the center to repelle at its thickest part of repelling.3D runs through the outer magnets just something i come up with years ago. …
Does anyone out there know any thing about this besides a select few. Josh. M. of Western Australia,Mandurah i am Australian aboriginal and i'm sure i wont benefit from this. aka (munky) hope this is'nt to much info for your little brain to process.

Notice that he also solves the global warming crisis, as less greenhouse gases will be emitted. The only downside is, it might keep getting colder.

Too bad Obama already has a moonbat Energy Czar and Marxist Global Warming Czarina.

rockheadclod's revolutionary breakthrough comes to us thanks to willyoujoinus.com, a site set up by Chevron to encourage the envirolunacy that will eventually lead to the destruction and nationalization of energy companies.

On tips from Ian and Burning Hot.



Shown and Not Shown

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:11 PM

When reporting on Israel's attempts to defend itself from the Palestinian death cult, here's what the media likes us to see:

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Here are a few pictures that probably didn't make the front page:

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Compliments of Matt L.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:36 AM

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If Time told the truth. Compliments of Bergbikr.



Mexifornian Trades Teenage Daughter for Beer

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:26 AM

Multiculturalism continues to blossom in Mexifornia:

A California man is under arrest for allegedly trying to sell his 14-year-old daughter into marriage for 100 cases of beer and other items. Police say 36-year-old Marcelino De Jesus Martinez arranged for his daughter to marry an 18-year-old man for several cases of Corona beer, 50 cases of Negra Modelo, six bottles of wine, fifty cases of soft drinks and 50 cases of Gatorade. …
The daughter moved in with the man, but the father never received payment so he called police. Police brought the daughter home along with a surprise for the father; an arrest warrant. De Jesus Martinez and the 18-year-old are both in jail charged with felonies. The father is charged with receiving money for causing person to cohabitate and the other man is charged with statutory rape.
Police say arranged marriages are common in many cultures and are not against the law as long as both people are over the legal age.

No mention is made of Martinez's immigration status, which means someone might want to call ICE.

On a tip from Andrea.



Cast a Vote Against the Global Warming Hoax

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:18 AM

Watts Up With That, which has repeatedly blown holes in the global warming farce, is currently leading in the polls as the best science blog. But moonbats are rallying behind a progressive candidate, so cast your vote.

On a tip from V the K.



Separation of Cult and State in Government Schools

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:04 AM

Here's a disturbing story from North Korea. Once again, children have been exploited to promote the cult of the socialist Dear Leader who renders their pathetic lives so hopeless.

Wait a minute — that's not North Korea, it's Chicago!

On a tip from V the K.



Pravda on Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:49 AM

Although it has improved since it was the official propaganda organ of the USSR's Communist Party, Pravda hasn't yet reached the apex of journalistic professionalism. But unlike most media outlets, it has avoided falling prey to Obamania, and accurately portrays the Western media's Obammunist mentality. From a piece subtly entitled "Obama: Deceiver, Cheat, Swindler, Liar, Fraudster, Con Artist":

In Hawaii, you can read here: United States Marines and Navy servicemen have no respect for Obama. In an ABC News story, Sunlen Miller says, "The diners were polite, staying seated at their respective tables and waited for the president-elect to come to them to stand up".
The photo in the article shows that there is nobody standing up to shake hands with him and some have their backs turned to Obama. If those people, trying to enjoy their meal in peace, had thrown their food in that stinking bum's face with disgust, ABC News could have reported it as, "The soldiers were so overjoyed to catch a glimpse of their Commander In Chief Elect, that like true Marines, they all chipped in to share their Holiday meal with him." …
If the American media would unite as strongly to divulge the truth, as they have to bury it, every person in America would vomit where they sit, in realizing what they have been conned into voting for.

Pravda also provides a useful link to Obama's 158 documented lies.

On a tip from Viking04.



Putin and Chevron: On the Same Page

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:50 AM

Deranged by moonbattery, Chevron has been running ads calling on people to use less of its product, as if the company is run by mental defectives who actually believe the inane slogan "Energy Saved Is Energy Found." The campaign features pictures like this:

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This idiocy may have exerted influence on Vladimir Putin, who has been finding energy by saving it by choking off the supply of natural gas to Europe during an extremely cold winter (so much for global warming). For applying the Chevron slogan so dramatically, the Competitive Enterprise Institute nominates Putin for Chevron's Man of the Year.

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On a tip from Christine.



Elephant Pinata Bash

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:14 AM

When moonbats gibbered about how the election of The One would make us all "united," this is what they meant:

Adams Morgan Main Street (AMMG) offers "Destination Change" with fun and off-beat events. Adams Morgan Main Street, the non-profit organization that produces "Adams Morgan Day," presents an Inaugural Promotion highlighting the unique and diverse elements of Adams Morgan from Friday, January 16 through January 20. …
The Kick-Off is at the corner of 18th and Columbia Rd. on Friday, January 16 at 5:30 pm and 7:00pm with an Elephant Pinata Bash - Take a swing! Out with the old, in with the new! … On Saturday, January 18 the public can take another Swing at the Elephant Pinata at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm, or catch another opportunity with Grand Central's pinata that evening at 7:00pm. … and on Monday, January 19, El Tamarindo rings in the transition to Inaugural Day with an Elephant Pinata at Midnight. …
Also on January 20, The Grill from Ipanema hosts an Inaugural Ball, "Se Gana Con Obama"(We Win With Obama) with live Latin and American music, wonderful Brazilian food, and another elephant pinata at 11:00pm.

Apparently it's hard to get tired of bashing to bits the GOP in effigy.

We are now all united in our contemptuous hatred of Republicans. Isn't unity blissful?

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Kill! Destroy! Smash the pinata! If only it were a Republican's severed head!

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



San Francisco Rallies for Terrorists

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:51 AM

Germany isn't the only place where free speech is fine, so long as you support Islamic terrorists and oppose the tiny democracy they have been attempting to annihilate. From the open sewer known as the streets of San Francisco:

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It's okay to blow up children if they're "Zionazis."

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Wouldn't it be trendy if they blew up Jews everywhere?

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The family that smells together, misspells together.

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We're in San Francisco all right.

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For sheer insanity, it's hard to top the popular Jews = Nazis theme.

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But I thought the Jews were the Nazis.

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Where there is moonbattery, there is The One.

Hey, what was this guy doing there?

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Not to worry, police soon had the matter in hand:

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The lone anti-terrorist protestor was also the only person to be stopped by the police and ordered to leave.

On a tip from V the K.



Obamunist Trashion

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:08 AM

With the rise of the Moonbat Messiah, our political culture has degenerated into theater of the absurd. The fashion world has kept pace admirably:

SANTA FE, N.M. — In the world of trashy fashion, designer Nancy Judd has hit the big time.
Ms. Judd spends her days in a studio here crafting clothing from castoff plastic bags, electrical wire and old cassette tapes. Now, her Dumpster couture has caught the eye of environmental activists, who plan to showcase her work in Washington at Saturday's Green Inaugural Ball honoring President-elect Barack Obama.
The star piece: A man's coat made from Mr. Obama's campaign fliers.

An Obama cloak pasted together out of garbage. What could be more appropriate?

Let's hope people like the look. With environmental extremists about to be in a position to choke off most all economically productive activity, clothes made out of garbage may soon become common.

On a tip from Varla.



Global Warming Freezes Out Metal Jewelry

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:55 AM

The hazards of global warming are without number. Here's a new one: in Southeastern Europe, global warming has made it so cold that people can't wear metal jewelry:

Slovenia registered the lowest temperatures ever. At the Bohin resort, a half frozen weatherman standing outside, reported minus 49°C.
Slovenian Media have reported recommendations of the meteorological institute of Germany, which alarms over the risks of having piercings — the metal earrings on people's body could cause dangerous freezing.
No metal objects attached to the body should be worn, warns the media, for people who must venture outside. For everyone else, Slovenian media urges its citizens to stay in their homes.

Cold is of course caused by global warming, which is caused in turn by a dreadful toxin recently introduced into the earth's atmosphere that scientists call carbon dioxide.

If global warming doesn't stop soon, pierced faces will give way to nose icicles, which can be grown for free, putting the squeeze on the cheap jewelry industry. Polar bears aren't the only victims of CO2 emissions.

On a tip from Lyle.



January 12, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:34 AM

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Can you guess what all these mug shots have in common? On tips from Viking04 and Air2air.



British Officials: Objecting to Gypsy Camps Is Criminal

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:58 AM

Race is a valuable tool for the moonbats systematically dismantling Western Civilization. In the US, it was used to install an alarmingly unqualified leftist in the White House. In Britain, authorities are using it to promote anarchy and crime by encouraging Gypsy settlements.

Police have been told they cannot object to a planned gipsy camp in a picturesque village — because to do so would be 'racist'.
Council chiefs have ruled that the local force's professional opinion 'breaches the Race Relations Act'.

Defending the camps in the name of property rights would have made sense, since they are to be on private land. But that would have set an inconvenient precedent.

Those who haven't been robbed blind by Gypsies — who traditionally rely on theft to facilitate their vagabond lifestyle — may need a little background. Regarding three other Gypsy sites in the county:

Over a two-year period to January 2008, officers visited the three sites a total of 210 times. One site was visited 109 times.
The police were called out to deal with reports of fights, arson, assaults, stolen vehicles, violent disorder, anti-social behaviour, theft, child abduction and use of weapons.
Chief Superintendent Andy Street wrote: 'The numbers, and nature, of incidents are not atypical for traveller sites. The likelihood of such sites causing problems for those living in close proximity is highly probable.'

But police had to withdraw their objections, lest they be forced to arrest themselves for thought crimes.

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Coming to your neighborhood soon, compliments of Big Brother.

On a tip from Lyle.



PETA Liberates Elderly Lobster

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:29 AM

City Crab and Seafood, a swanky restaurant on Park Avenue, knuckled under to PETA and agreed to free a lobster from its tank, on the grounds that it weighs 20 pounds and therefore must be really old. Apparently geriatric lobsters are too special to eat.

Lobsters are basically giant cockroaches that taste good. The special lobster was taken to Maine in a cooler with seaweed and cold packs, to be released in an area where harvesting giant sea cockroaches is forbidden.

Wouldn't it be nice to have as much free time as animal rights activists?

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Think how old this one must be.

On a tip from Wiggins.



British Food Police Regulate Leftovers

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:54 AM

Britain's headlong plunge into dadaist totalitarianism continues:

Householders are to be visited by officials offering advice on cooking with leftovers, in a Government initiative to reduce the amount of food that gets thrown away.
Home cooks will also be told what size portions to prepare, taught to understand "best before" dates and urged to make more use of their freezers. …
The officials will be called "food champions".

The cost to British taxpayers of this door to door campaign, if it is applied to the whole country, would be "tens of millions of pounds."

The State takes an interest in what people do with their leftovers because according to moonbat ideology, wasted food causes global warming. Officials will further demonstrate their solicitude for Gaia by cluttering every address they call at with fliers denouncing food waste.

If nagging isn't enough to make British subjects finish their vegetables, "food champions" will transition from advising to enforcing.

The reason the right to bear arms comes second only to freedom of expression and religion is that we need weapons to respond appropriately if government thugs barge into our homes to regulate our eating habits. As Leonardo Da Vinci showed his genius by observing:

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

If current Nanny State insanity is the beginning, it would be better to go down fighting than live to see the end.

Hat tip: The Belmont Club; on a tip from V the K.



Moonbats on Having Children

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:03 AM

From the popular liberal blog Feministing:

My understanding of reproduction is that it is the basis of the institutions of marriage and family, and those two provide the moorings to the structure of gender and sexual oppression. Family is the social institution that ensures unpaid reproductive and domestic labour, and is concerned with initiating a new generation into the gendered (as I analyzed here) and classed social set-up. Not only that, families prevent money the flow of money from the rich to the poor: wealth accumulates in a few hands to be squandered on and bequeathed to the next generation, and that makes families as economic units selfishly pursue their own interests and become especially prone to consumerism.
So it makes sense to say that if the world has to change, reproduction has to go. Of course there is an ecological responsibility to reduce the human population, or even end it … if we rule out the biological 'instinct', which is strictly only to have sex and not to reproduce, my case for saying no to reproduction becomes much stronger.

The idea of ending the human race through abortion and contraception resonates among enlightened progressives. From the first comment in response to the lunacy above:

I definitely agree that both nuclear families and reproduction have got to go. As long as parenting is seen as a private endeavor, there will always be child abuse and neglect that go unnoticed. As long as there is inheritance, equality is just a hollow word. … I think most people would agree that it is wrong to intentionally cause suffering and death to others just because you feel like it, yet they have no problem with intentionally reproducing which is exactly the same thing.

Again we see that moonbats oppose not only the freedom that makes human life worth living, they oppose human life. Reasoning with them would be like reasoning with cancer.

Hat tip: David Thompson.



German Officials Pull Down Israeli Flag on Behalf of Islamic Mob

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:33 AM

This ought to bring a smile to the face of any remaining Nazis gumming their oatmeal under phony names in Paraguay. As reported Sunday at Gateway Pundit:

German police yesterday ripped an Israeli flag out of a third story apartment in Duisburg during a pro-Hamas protest. The protesters cheered "Alluha Akbar" as the flag was ripped out of the window.

When it comes to driving Jews out of Germany, dhimmified cowardice in the face of Islam may accomplish what Hitler's perverted form of nationalism couldn't.

On a tip from Burning Hot.



Obamunists Poised to Take Control of Health Bureaucracy

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:22 AM

In a different age, this wouldn't have been so ominous:

Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Julie Gerberding, has submitted her resignation, effective January 20th. … Her resignation follows that of Dr. Andrew C. von Eschenbach, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, which will also go into effect on Inauguration Day.
Dr. Elias Zerhouni has already left his post as director of the National Institutes of Health and Dr. John E. Niederhuber, director of the National Cancer Institute, is expected to leave his position, too.
Other health agencies to have new heads will be the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Administration for Children and Families, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Tom Daschle, Mr. Obama's pick to head the Department of Health and Human Services, has told media he will act quickly to name permanent new agency heads.

What the NKVD and the SS were to the past, health agencies and the EPA will be to the future, as soft totalitarianism tightens its grip on our throats.

On a tip from Anniee451.



Madoff Scandal Hits the Abortion Business

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:05 AM

There's always a silver lining — even to the $billions of losses caused by Bernie Madoff's Social Security–like Ponzi scheme:

Hit with declines in funding from the economic crisis and the Madoff scandal, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America is laying off around 20% of its staff. … Part of Planned Parenthood's funding declines stem from the closing of the Florida-based Picower Foundation, which shut down in December because its assets were managed by Bernard Madoff. The $1 billion foundation was one of the few major funders of reproductive rights issues.

But if you've got a child you want to get rid of, don't worry: the government is the ultimate "funder of reproductive rights issues," pouring hundreds of $millions into the baby-killing industry. Nonetheless, it's never enough.

On a tip from V the K.



Homosexual Curriculum for Pre-Adolescents

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:51 AM

Vladimir Lenin knew the importance of education in advancing a left-wing agenda:

Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.

Our public schools take children for longer — and for still more nefarious purposes. In Milwaukee, the officially "gay-friendly" Alliance School has extended its curriculum to sixth- through eighth-grade children.

The proposal went through easily last month, with the city's board of education unanimously approving it by default, as it was not pulled for further discussion or a vote. Tina Owen, Lead Teacher of Alliance, said they would be accepting applications from middle-school-age children for the 2009-10 school year immediately.

This means that children as young as 11 will be taught in an environment that aggressively promotes homosexual depravity as a lifestyle and personal identity.

Why stop there? The Moonbat Messiah has advocated sex ed for kindergarteners.

On a tip from Mike H.



January 11, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:56 AM

Via Drudge Retort, on a tip from nanc.



A Moonbat Discovers the Downside of Excessive Regulation

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:46 AM

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



Border Insecurity

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:28 AM

One thing won't change under the Moonbat Messiah: our border defense.

On a tip from Smokey.



Miss Caroline Comics

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:10 AM

The One isn't the only prominent moonbat to be featured in comic books:

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Here I was thinking that Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg has no political experience.

According to the comics, Caroline "is the only girl in the world who can melt the Cold War right out of your heart." No doubt she'll find it easy to win over Islamic terrorists with her, you know, charm.

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A warning we should have heeded.

On a tip from KHarn.



January 10, 2009

Ayn Rand Tried to Warn Us

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:48 AM

If current events strike you as ominously familiar, you've probably read Ayn Rand's great novel Atlas Shrugged. Stephen Moore comments:

Many of us who know Rand's work have noticed that with each passing week, and with each successive bailout plan and economic-stimulus scheme out of Washington, our current politicians are committing the very acts of economic lunacy that "Atlas Shrugged" parodied in 1957, when this 1,000-page novel was first published and became an instant hit.
Rand, who had come to America from Soviet Russia with striking insights into totalitarianism and the destructiveness of socialism, was already a celebrity. The left, naturally, hated her. But as recently as 1991, a survey by the Library of Congress and the Book of the Month Club found that readers rated "Atlas" as the second-most influential book in their lives, behind only the Bible.
For the uninitiated, the moral of the story is simply this: Politicians invariably respond to crises — that in most cases they themselves created — by spawning new government programs, laws and regulations. These, in turn, generate more havoc and poverty, which inspires the politicians to create more programs … and the downward spiral repeats itself until the productive sectors of the economy collapse under the collective weight of taxes and other burdens imposed in the name of fairness, equality and do-goodism.

The same inevitable economic collapse brought about by do-gooder socialism in Rand's prophetic book is currently unfolding before our eyes.

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Her darkest prophesies are coming true.

On a tip from Varla.



January 9, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:39 AM

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Via Four Right Wing Wackos, on a tip from teqjack.



Dems Pave the Way for Massive Looting by Lawyers

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:08 AM

A pork-laden, unaffordable "stimulus" package isn't the only technique Dems will employ to finish off the American economy so that socialism can be imposed. They are also working closely with their financiers in the lawsuit industry to loot the capitalist system into insolvency:

Democrats are planning to kick off the legislative portion of the 111th Congress as early as today with two big donations to one of their most loyal retainers: the plaintiffs bar. Higher labor costs will result from a pair of bills designed to create new lawsuit possibilities in cases of alleged wage discrimination.

One is the insane Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which would remove the statute of limitations from pay discrimination claims.

For the tort bar, this is pure gold. It would create a new legal business in digging up ancient workplace grievances. This would also be made easier by the bill's new definition of discrimination. Companies could be sued not merely for outright discrimination but for unintentional acts that result in pay disparities.
Since these supposed wrongs could be compounded over decades, the potential awards would be huge. Most companies would feel compelled to settle such claims rather than endure the expense and difficulty of defending allegations about long-ago behavior. The recipe here is file a suit, get a payday. And the losers would be current and future employees, whose raises would be smaller as companies allocate more earnings to settle claims that might pop up years after litigating employees had departed.

That's fine with Democrats, who define "economic justice" as stealing wealth from those who create or earn it, to buy votes from those who don't. There's more:

The Democratic majority is also resurrecting the concept of "comparable worth" with the Paycheck Fairness Act. This idea holds that only discrimination can explain why female-dominated professions (teachers, secretaries) tend to command lower wages than male-dominated professions (plumbers, truck drivers). Yet most of these pay disparities are explained by relative experience, schooling or job characteristics. Teachers do tend to earn less than truck drivers, despite more education. Then again, truck drivers work long, hard, often unpredictable hours. The market — not some secret patriarchy — places different values on different jobs. And in the case of teachers, the main salary setter is the government.
The paycheck fairness legislation would nonetheless require labor officials to use comparable worth in creating "voluntary" wage guidelines for industries. Voluntary or not, these guidelines would become the basis for more litigation against companies that didn't follow them. Meanwhile, the bill strips companies of certain defenses against claims of sex-based pay discrimination. It also makes it easier to bring class actions, and it allows plaintiffs to claim unlimited punitive damages even in cases of unintentional discrimination.

Naturally Obama supports both bills, and Dems may now have the numbers they need to ram them past Republicans. Raising workforce costs during a recession will have obvious effects on unemployment — an added benefit for those who want as many of us as possible dependent on the State for sustenance.

Doing business in a country run by left-wing thugs is virtually impossible, which is why people who subsist in such countries are lucky to own two pairs of shoes. But at least when Dems have finished deliberately destroying the economy, we can all be equal together, like the dirt-poor government slaves in Cuba.

Our forefathers went to war with the mighty British Empire over far less than what the cancer known as the Democrat Party plans to do to America.

On a tip from Varla.



PETA Demands Fish Be Called "Sea Kittens"

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:59 AM

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PETA's quest to make the world safe for seafood has inspired a new extreme of guffaw-inducing self-parody:

Radical international animal rights group PETA has launched its most bizarre campaign yet, demanding fish be renamed "sea kittens".
PETA - People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals - believes calling fish sea kittens will make sea food less appealing.
It wants to change the image of fish as slimy and slithery creatures by claiming they are similar to cuter, more popular animals. "Would people think twice about ordering fish sticks if they were called sea kitten sticks?" PETA asked on its website.

The sea kittens campaign is targeted at children, which is typical of militant moonbats, and of PETA in particular. Here's a memento from a previous kiddy campaign — comic books intended to turn kids against their folks for devouring the flesh of murdered fish:

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PETA even offers a book of sea kitten stories for moonbats to read to their offspring at bedtime. An example:

Tony the Trout is the smartest Sea Kitten in his school. Already litter-trained at 2 months old, Tony went on to double-major in neuroscience and environmental studies at Clamford University, eventually graduating with honors.
When Tony is caught and fed to a precocious young child who, having eaten one mercury-filled sea kitten too many, falls to the bottom of his class, the irony is not lost on him.

Now we know what future generations will be raised on, after classic fairy tales have been shoved down the memory hole for being politically incorrect.

Whether PETA's propaganda keeps real kittens from poking their paws in the fishbowl in hopes of a catch remains to be seen.

Hat tips: American Thinker, Sweetness & Light. On tips from Karin and nanc.



Obama Comics

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:22 AM

If you think the image of Obama the media ramrods down our throats is like something out of a comic book, you couldn't be more right:

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This makes for an apt follow-up to the death of Captain America.

On tips from Chad and PabloD.



Moonbat Research Proves We're Racists

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:13 AM

Relax, liberals. Just because we've elected an alarmingly unqualified president on the basis of his African ancestry doesn't mean we have to stop wallowing in self-hatred over our alleged racism. CNN gleefully reports:

A new study published Thursday in the journal Science suggests many people unconsciously harbor racist attitudes, even though they see themselves as tolerant and egalitarian.
"This study, and a lot of research in social psychology, suggests that there are still really a lot of negative associations with blacks," said Kerry Kawakami, associate professor of psychology at York University in Toronto, Ontario, and lead author of the study. "People are willing to tolerate racism and not stand up against it."

The farcical study manages to prove we're racist by showing that a majority of whites will choose other whites as partners, even after hearing them say something non-PC. If birds of a feather flock together, it could only be to conspire against the historically oppressed.

Under our new "post-racial" regime, we can look forward to ever more government funds pouring into this sort of "research."

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The face of America — as scientifically proven by moonbats.

On a tip from Chad.



Jimmy Carter Sides With Muslim Terrorists Yet Again

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:47 AM

The sound of Hamas rockets landing on Israeli citizens has woken Dhimmi Carter from his geriatric stupor. Out he's crawled from under his rock to proclaim that the conflict is the fault of Israel for attacking the "defensive" tunnels used to supply Hamas terrorists with weapons for killing civilians, and for kidnapping operations.

Even The One will have to labor mightily to depose Jimmy Carter as the worst president in American history. As worst ex-president and most despicable dhimmi, Carter may never be matched.

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The bottom.

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



Dem Proposals for Coming Orgy of Pork

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:25 AM

Sources for The Patriot Room have discovered the ten most anticipated Democrat proposals for the "stimulus package" with which Obama intends to break the back of our economy, clearing the way for socialism:

• The William Jefferson Cold, Hard Cash For a Rainy Day Act of 2005.
• The Ted Kennedy/Chris Dodd Give a Waitress a Sandwich Act of 1989.
• The Bill Clinton Cuban Cigar and Other Flammable Substances Storage Act.
• The Harry Reid If You Can't Sell Your Home, Sell Someone Else's and Take the Profits Act of 2004.
Barney Frank's Backdoor Prostitution Stimulation Act of 2006.
• The Jesse Jackson Hymietown Extortion Act of 1984.
• The Dan Rostenkowski Postal System Benefits Act, which spanned two decades.
• The Ted Kennedy Abandoned Vehicles Reclamation Act of 1969.
• The Chris Dodd "Making Congressional Loan Rates Available Country-wide" Homeowners Act.
• The Rod 'Blago' Blagojevich "Give this M-----f----- (Obama) his senator? F--- him. For nothing? F--- him," Senate Seat Sales Stimulus Act of 2008.

With folks like these at the helm, I have no doubt that the government will succeed in its goal of destroying economic freedom once and for all, so that we little people may at last achieve equality.



Porn Industry Wants Its Share of Bailout Loot

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:06 AM

Here's where your money may go next, after the State has moved on from bailing out bankers, brokers, and Detroit:

Girls Gone Wild CEO Joe Francis and "Hustler" magazine publisher Larry Flynt have said they will petition Congress for financial aid along the lines of what the Big Three auto makers are getting.
Francis said that he and Flynt are asking for $5 billion, and that they have sent letters to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Congress and their local Congressman, Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) with the proposal.

Porn merchants have learned from watching the theatrical antics of Detroit's jewel-encrusted mendicants.

Francis said that if invited, he and Flynt would drive across the country in a hybrid vehicle to present their plans to Congress.

Bureauweenies won't want to miss this opportunity to partially nationalize another sector of our formerly free economy.

Francis said he and Flynt would also be willing to discuss the possibility of the government buying equity stakes in their companies, as was done with financial firms.
"If the government would like to be a partner with Mr. Flynt and I, we’re certainly amenable to it," he said.

Flynt, known by some as "the Conscience of the Democratic Party," has partnered with the government before, when he helped Slick Willie dig up dirt on Republicans who found his felonious behavior less than acceptable. Lowlife friends in high places matter more than merit it post-capitalist America.

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The Conscience of the Democratic Party wants his cut too.

On tips from Kristy and Bernie D.



January 8, 2009

Pepsi Degeneration

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:25 PM

Pepsi's new logo and ad campaign may turn your stomach by overtly attempting to ride the wave of Obamania, but you can't say the company isn't sincere in its moonbattery. In case you've been lucky enough to miss the new commercials, Fox News reports:

Pepsi recently unveiled a new logo and ad campaign. But the refreshed insignia has caused a stir because some say the soft drink company is piggy-backing on President-elect Obama's success. Not only do the logos appear similar but one of Pepsi's new ads reportedly includes the word "hope" with the Pepsi logo in the middle — similar to placards used by the Obama campaign.

Pepsi backs up its self-consciously moonbatty image by giving lavishly to promote the homosexual agenda. Last fall it showered $500,000 upon PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), one of many militant organizations devoted to imposing homosexual depravity on mainstream American culture. Just as much went to the Human Rights Campaign, another belligerent sect of the in-your-face school of gay activism. The money was targeted toward promoting homosexuality in the workplace.

Pepsi's own corporate policy includes granting leave for sex change operations. Less benevolently, it also requires that all employees attend "sexual orientation" and "diversity training" brainwashing sessions regarding "gender identity/expression." If an evil government scientist ever finds a way to force people to like Boy George, Pepsi will apply it.

The company has even entered floats in the nauseating spectacles known as gay pride parades.

Unsurprisingly, people who believe that Pepsi's role is to manufacture soda, not turn the country into a San Francisco bathhouse, are signing boycott pledges.

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On a tip from Varla.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:45 AM

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Compliments of Diversity Lane.



Jose Maria Aznar Sums Up Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:22 AM

Possibly the most shameful moment in Spanish history came when Spain reacted to the Muslim terror attacks of March 11, 2004 by rejecting Jose Maria Aznar in favor of the groveling dhimmi Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero. But Aznar is still around, proving there's hope for Spain yet. Here he is on the farcical Obamessiah phenomenon:

A historic exoticism and predictable economic disaster.

If anything is more predictable than the catastrophe The One's insane "stimulus package" will cause, it is moonbats' denunciation of Aznar as having "clear racist roots" (to quote Jose Blanco of Spain's ruling Socialist Party).

Failing to revere the Moonbat Messiah is such a blasphemy, the Chicago Sun-Times uses it to discredit other words of wisdom from Aznar:

Aznar has a history of controversial statements and gaffes. Last October, he dismissed climate change as a "new religion" that is drawing hundreds of billions of euros at a time of economic crisis.
He has also asked why Muslims have never apologized for having conquered Spain and occupied it for eight centuries.

Presumably anyone who doesn't believe these are "gaffes" is enough of a thought criminal to think $1 trillion of pork we can't pay for won't save our economy.

On a tip from nanc.



Moonbats Erase Classic Fairy Tales

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:51 AM

Fairy tales that have been around for centuries are falling victim to the liberal campaign to destroy Western Civilization by twisting or obliterating our cultural memory, to judge from a British poll:

One in four mothers has abandoned the likes of Cinderella and Rapunzel in favour of The Gruffalo or The Very Hungry Caterpillar, written in 1969 by Eric Carle.
One in ten parents even said Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs should be re-titled — because 'the dwarf reference is not PC'.
Rapunzel is considered 'too dark' and Cinderella outdated, because she is forced to do the housework.

Not to worry, though — we have Captain Planet to fill the void.

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Snow White is beset by moonbats.

On a tip from V the K.



CO2 Shortage Turns Lethal in Europe

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:06 AM

Since warmth is caused by human CO2 emissions, there must be a severe shortage in Europe, where people are dying from the cold:

A cold wave claimed seven more lives in Poland and one casualty in Belgium as temperatures across Europe plunged below freezing overnight in what weather officials Wednesday dubbed the coldest night of winter. …
Temperatures in Poland dropped as low as minus 25 degrees Celsius (minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit). According to Interior Ministry data, hypothermia has been blamed for 76 deaths in Poland since November 2008. A Belgian man, in his 30s, also froze to death overnight Tuesday according to police as temperatures plunged to minus 20 degrees Celsius, the country's coldest snap for 10 years. …
The French weather service called it "the coldest night of winter" so far with temperatures ranging for minus nine degrees Celsius in Paris — the coldest since 1997 — and minus 20 degrees Celsius in the northern Ardennes region.
The rare sight of snow was seen in the southern Mediterranean port of Marseille, closing the local airport and leaving some 12,000 households in the region without electricity. … Demand for power for heating throughout France has soared and raised the risk of power cuts, especially in Brittany and the southeast.

Careful with that power generation; it's a major source of greenhouse gas emissions.

In Germany, where earlier this week a 77-year-old mentally ill woman froze to death, temperatures plummeted overnight with many areas recording record lows. The coldest place was Dippoldiswalde-Reinberg near Dresden in the east where the mercury plunged to minus 27.7 degrees Celsius (minus four degrees Fahrenheit) during the night.

This might be a good time for everyone in Europe to pass gas, hyperventilate, and leave their engines running until the CO2 makes it warm up.

But I'm forgetting, only dummies don't believe the liberal establishment that cold is caused by global warming.

On a tip from nanc.



Brownshirts Demonstrate Spelling Skills

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:08 AM

Graffiti at the Jewish cemetery in Whitechapel, East London:

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Here's another gem, in NYC, via Caption This!:

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Our war with Islamic barbarism is asymmetrical in more ways than one.

On a tip from Paul.



Women Raise Dolls as Babies

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:18 AM

How to satisfy those maternal urges after you've aborted your inconvenient, Gaia-afflicting children? Simple: buy a doll.

Many people like to stop and play with newborn babies, but now some adult women are playing house with fake babies.
Some women are even going as far as taking day trips with the fake babies to the park, out to eat, and even hosting birthday parties for them.
Forty-nine-year-old Linda is married with no children of her own. Now, she says she feels like a mother because she has Reborns — dolls made to look and feel like the real thing.
"It's not a crazy habit, like, you know, drinking, or some sort of, something that's going to hurt you. It's like a hobby. And it doesn't really hurt anybody," Linda said.

Not unless you count the real babies who never make it past the abortionist. But then, as another Reborn owner points out, real babies come with problems like college tuition and dirty diapers. Retreating into fantasy is cheaper and more convenient than carrying on the human race.

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Some Reborns come with moonbat morality preinstalled.

On a tip from V the K.



January 7, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:28 AM

In the olden days, you could see countermoonbattery right on TV. On a tip from Lyle.



Vicar Deems Crucifix Too "Horrifying"

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:09 AM

At St. John's Church in Horsham, West Sussex, Christianity withers in the face of feel-good fluffiness:

A vicar has removed a sculpture of the crucifixion from the front of his church because it was a 'horrifying depiction of pain and suffering' that was scaring off worshippers.
Rev Ewen Souter said the traditional Christian symbol was frightening children and that it would be replaced with a modern, stainless steel cross.

We wouldn't want to remind anyone about Christ suffering actual pain on our behalf. Souter elaborates:

We're all about hope, encouragement and the joy of the Christian faith. We want to communicate good news, not bad news, so we need a more uplifting and inspiring symbol than execution on a cross.

Thus the preference for something bland and generic-looking.

The crucifix had been hanging outside the church since the 1960s. Its new home is the Horsham Museum — a fit place for relics of Christian Europe.

The Cult of Moonbattery will win out as our official religion when we no longer have the belly for anything but fluff.

On a tip from Burning Hot.



First Order of Business for New Congress: Continue Wasting Our Money

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:42 AM

Our new 111th Congress is in session, and straight away it has taken bold action to show us how serious politicians were about all those promises of change. Its first order of business: a measure to suppress energy production in Wyoming, build an extravagant road to nowhere in Alaska, and blow $1 billion of our hard-earned money defending the interests of 500 salmon in California. The omnibus lands package includes:

• A provision that takes about 8.8 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 300 million barrels of oil out of production in Wyoming, according to the Bureau of Land Management. The energy resources walled off by this bill would nearly match the annual production levels of our two largest natural gas production states — Alaska and Texas.
• $3 million for a "road to nowhere" through a wildlife refuge in Alaska.
• $1 billion for a water project designed to save 500 salmon in California. At this price, each salmon would be worth far more than its weight in gold.
• $3.5 million to help celebrate the 450th birthday of St. Augustine Florida, in 2015.
• $4 million to protect livestock from wolves that Congress helped reintroduce into the wild.
• $250,000 to help bureaucrats decide how to designate Alexander Hamilton's boyhood home.
• $5 million on botanical gardens in Hawaii and Florida.

The actual change will come in the near future, when this ongoing profligate moonbattery presents us with a choice of national bankruptcy or Weimar Republic–style hyperinflation.

A more sensible generation would have dragged most of these clowns out of the Capitol by their ears for a tarring and feathering. But then, a more sensible generation never would have elected them in the first place.

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"Change" only a suicidal idiot would believe in.

On a tip from V the K.



Countermoonbat Video

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:38 AM

Time to update your bookmarks: John Hawkins of Right Wing News and Conservative Grapevine has launched a new video aggregator blog, Right Wing Video. An example of the offerings:



Phony Soldier Turns on Iraq Veterans Against the War

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:54 AM

Remember when Rush Limbaugh was denounced by Senate Democrats for referring to "phony soldiers"? He meant losers like Jesse MacBeth, the peace activist who fabricated juicy tales of participating in American military atrocities in Iraq. Actually, MacBeth never made it through boot camp, and was imprisoned for falsifying his service record. But that didn't stop his lies from being translated into Arabic and used to rally Muslims against America.

Behind every phony soldier stands a phony organization. Needless to say, nothing that comes out of a peace activist's mouth can be taken at face value, but it's still interesting to hear MacBeth discussing the role of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) in his propaganda campaign:

Watching moonbats turn on each other is a pleasure we'll be enjoying often, as the coming Moonbat Messiah Administration inevitably implodes.

Via Flopping Aces, on a tip from ent.



Global Warming Freezes the Sea off Southern England

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:26 AM

Too bad CO2 doesn't really cause global warming. Then we could warm things up by cranking out more of it. But then, that might ruin the ice skating off the southern coast of England:

Temperatures plunged so low today that the sea actually began to freeze as Arctic conditions continued to grip the UK.
In the exclusive enclave of Sandbanks in Poole, Dorset the surf had frozen solid as the waves lapping the shore began to frost over.
A half-mile stretch along the shoreline reaching about 20 yards out to sea is covered in ice on the expensive peninsula.
In southern England, normally immune to the worst of the cold weather in winter, temperatures fell as low as -12C — and the chill will go on for several days according to forecasters.

I'll save the trolls some trouble by noting that cold is weather, which is different from climate, and besides it's caused by global warming.

On a tip from mandy.



Chavez Condemns Israel for Defending Itself From Terror Attacks

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:11 AM

Maybe this will help moonbat equivocators in the media to understand who the bad guys are in Middle East:

Venezuela has ordered the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador to Caracas in protest at Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip. … President Hugo Chavez has strongly condemned Israel for its actions and called on Israelis to stand up against their government.

Then again, it probably won't help them at all.

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Moonbats: always wrong about everything.

On a tip from conservativeteen, who deserves kudos for starting Army basic training tomorrow.



Moonbattiest Quotes of 2008

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:47 AM

2008 produced a bumper crop of moonbattery, as can be seen at Right Wing News, which has collected the year's 40 most obnoxious quotes. A few of the notables:

"I have to tell you, you know, it's part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when they hear Barack Obama's speech. My, I felt this thrill going up my leg." — "Journalist" Chris Matthews
"Anybody toting guns and stripping moose don't care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks." — Democratic Congressman Alcee Hastings on Sarah Palin
"I've abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system." — George Bush
"We'll be eight degrees hotter in ten, not ten but 30 or 40 years and basically none of the crops will grow. Most of the people will have died and the rest of us will be cannibals." — Ted Turner
"For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change." — Michelle Obama
"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.' — Maya Angelou on Obama's election
"The point I was making was not that Grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn't. But she is a typical white person…" — Barack Obama
"At least half of the [Ten] Commandments are stupid!" — Bill Maher
"Should I be worried about being a slave, about being returned to slavery because certain things happened in the Constitution that you had to change?" — Whoopi Goldberg to John McCain
"If you're a young person looking at the future of this planet and looking at what is being done right now, and not done, I believe we have reached the stage where it is time for civil disobedience to prevent the construction of new coal plants that do not have carbon capture and sequestration." — Al Gore

Unfortunately these are not the ravings of obscure maniacs, but of very powerful and influential maniacs, whose unhinged gibbering is taken seriously by untold millions of gullible fools. Thus our new President Elect.



Reconquistadors Join Hamas Supporters in San Diego

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:11 AM

With the ascent of the Obamessiah, triumphant moonbats feel no reason to hide their true feelings. Hamas deliberately picking a fight with Israel by shooting hundreds of rockets at innocent civilians, then hiding behind its own civilians so that its allies in the Western media can depict Jews killing Arabs, has been an occasion for progressives to trumpet their support for Islamic terrorists. Compliments of Bob McM, this was the scene at San Diego's Balboa Park on Sunday:

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Illegal alien rabble rousers, who have been flooding into the area in numbers large enough to swamp the native population, ominously appear to have taken up the cause of Hamas. No doubt they view Anglos the same way Palestinians view Israelis.



January 6, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:45 AM

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Moonbat-flavored ice cream. On a tip from CWKing.



New York Times Reduced to Selling Front Page Ads

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:20 AM

At least the New York Times can be counted on to provide good news — if you like to indulge in schadenfreude. The latest milestone in the execrable left-wing publication's decline: it is now selling ad space on the front page.

The first tacky front-pager was sold to their fellow dinosaur propagandists at CBS. If the federal government doesn't step in with a bailout soon, the Gray Lady's next step will be to put Billy Mays on TV to promise a free fib with each edition of lies if you subscribe to the Times by midnight tonight.

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Not even Billy Mays could yell loud enough to sell this fishwrap.

Hat tip: NewsBusters, on a tip from Mike.



Militant Hysterics Invent Third-Hand Smoke

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:06 AM

Some moonbat totalitarians have moved on to restricting food, but others aren't through whipping up hysteria over cigarettes, which we now learn can inflict harm by producing third-hand smoke. As usual, it's all about the children:

Parents who smoke often open a window or turn on a fan to clear the air for their children, but experts now have identified a related threat to children's health that isn't as easy to get rid of: third-hand smoke.
That's the term being used to describe the invisible yet toxic brew of gases and particles clinging to smokers' hair and clothing, not to mention cushions and carpeting, that lingers long after second-hand smoke has cleared from a room. The residue includes heavy metals, carcinogens and even radioactive materials that young children can get on their hands and ingest, especially if they're crawling or playing on the floor.
Doctors from MassGeneral Hospital for Children in Boston coined the term "third-hand smoke" to describe these chemicals in a new study that focused on the risks they pose to infants and children.

It makes perfect sense that if human CO2 emissions can dangerously warm the entire planet, a few parts per zillion of cigarette smoke can cause cancer, if not grotesque mutations accompanied by convulsions and hemorrhoids, climaxing with children's skulls exploding.

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Getting more deadly by the day.

On a tip from Lyle.



A Quarter Million for Wearing Scary Shirt

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:49 AM

It sure pays to be an oppressed Religion of Peacenik:

An airline passenger forced to cover his T-shirt because it displayed Arabic script has been awarded 240,000 dollars in compensation, campaigners said Monday.
Raed Jarrar received the pay out on Friday from two US Transportation Security Authority officials and from JetBlue Airways following the August 2006 incident at New York's JFK Airport, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced.

JetBlue asked him to cover the shirt lest he terrify the other passengers, some of whom might not be too moonbatty to remember 9/11. The ACLU quickly swooped in to make him a rich at the expense of everyone who travels by JetBlue.

This lunacy does more than drive up the price of airline tickets and keep left-wing lawyers and their slimy clients basking in wealth. Apparently the main objective is to punish anything that even smells like a security measure against Islamic terrorists, facilitating the next flight into the side of skyscraper. Anything that weakens America strengthens the ACLU and its allies.

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Not everyone has forgotten.

On a tip from Puffdaddy.



Moonbats Attack Gravel Mine

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:10 AM

Just as Hitler had his brownshirts, environazis have storm troops too, although they don't dress as well. Here they are in action, last Friday in the moonbat-choked Northwest:

Protesters barricaded two roads at dawn today on Maury Island, hoping to stop construction of a loading dock for a gravel mine.
About 50 people gathered at access points to the mining site, owned by Glacier Northwest. Nine people formed human blockades, chaining their wrists to each other inside steel pipes anchored to oil drums filled with concrete.

Supposedly, the envirowackos are concerned that "gravel spilled from the dock would damage the marine environment." If we can pretend CO2 is toxic, why not gravel?

The actual point is to establish political dominance.

In a different time, in a different country, these same thugs might have been throwing rocks through the windows of Jewish shops.

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Moonbat brownshirts establishing hegemony.

On a tip from Kathleen.



If Hamas Were in Mexico

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:44 AM

Moonbats bleat that we should see things from the point of view of Palestinians, who find Jews living in their part of the world intolerable. It would be more appropriate to see from the point of view of Israel. What if instead of shooting rockets from Gaza into Israel, Hamas were shooting them from Mexico into the USA? Via The Razor, here's a map of their relative range:

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Too bad houses in Phoenix don't come with basements; they make good places to hide when rockets come raining down on your neighborhood, provided you have enough warning. Los Angeles, Houston, San Diego, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Tucson, and San Antonio would all be within range too. Rockets falling by the thousands on these cities might be enough to get even W to acknowledge a problem at the border. Even a few liberals might stop puling about "dialog" and "restraint."

Considering that extremist groups like MEChA — an alumnus of which is now Mayor of Los Angeles — want to "reconquer" this region and rid it of non-Hispanics, the scenario may not be all that implausible. We know whose side the UN would take.

Hat tip: Lone Star Times, on a tip from Byron.



NBC Cancels Coulter

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:42 AM

Ann Coulter's latest book is out today, but she won't be promoting it on NBC — despite having been booked on the Today show — because the moonbattiest of the alphabet networks has banned her for life, according to a source reported on Drudge. However, other sources claim she was axed at the last minute only so they could replace her with tacky gossip maven Perez Hilton — who has offered $1,000 to anyone who would throw a pie at Coulter.

The main theme of her book is liberal bias, which NBC exemplifies appallingly, so the question isn't whether she's banned, but why they booked her in the first place.

As usual, Ann sums up the situation succinctly:

I guess this ends the "they just want to get ratings" argument about liberal media bias.

One Ann Coulter against the entire MSM establishment is hardly a fair fight — but that's just too bad for the MSM establishment.

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The liberal media's worst nightmare.

On a tip from Chad.



Queers Undermining Sanity

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:10 AM

As if Hamas weren't enough of a problem, the Jewish state has now been confronted by QUIT — Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism. Among the SF Bay area group's demands:

That the U.S. Government immediately end all financial and military aid to Israel.
That the Israeli Government end its racist policies of harassment and exclusion of Palestinians.
That all displaced Palestinians be granted the right to return to Palestine.
An end to the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

The list goes on to include withdrawal, divestments, and boycotts, but it may as well end here, with the insistence that Israel cease to exist.

QUIT's definition of terrorism is broad enough to include the activities of actual terrorists; but apparently real terrorists are morally licensed to kill:

There have been individual acts of Palestinian terrorism that have been highly popularized by the U.S. media and used as propaganda tools by Zionists. We don't support attacks on unarmed civilians. At the same time it must be understood that it is the right of any occupied people to resist and fight for their freedom, in fact it is their duty.

However, the nasty Jews have no right to defend themselves from the rockets raining down on their civilian population, because that would be racist.

Needless to say, the Muslim fundamentalists on whose behalf militant homosexuals shriek their propaganda would be highly unlikely to return the favor. But the goal isn't to help Islamists; it's to poke another finger in the eye of Western Civilization.

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Homosexuals for Islamic terrorism.

On a tip from Air2air.



Environazis May Come for Your TV

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:42 AM

You don't have much that environmentalists wouldn't like to take away from you — including your television set:

California regulators are preparing to curb the growing power gluttony of TV sets by drafting the nation's first rules to require retailers to sell only the most energy-efficient televisions starting in 2011.
The consumer-electronics industry opposes the new regulations, expected to pass in mid-2009, and claims they could force some TVs to be removed from store shelves…

You don't have to live in the Land of Fruits and Nuts to be worried:

Over the years, California has pioneered similar tough standards for appliances, home insulation and food-service equipment that eventually were adopted by the federal government…

If America follows California over the cliff into totalitarian moonbattery, the next Al Capone might make his fortune smuggling in appliances from free countries the way gangsters of the past smuggled whiskey.

On a tip from Kevin R.



January 5, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:56 AM

Dutch MP Harry van Bommel and friends in Amsterdam, Eurabia last Saturday. On a tip from Antara.



Muslims Fail to Revere the Moonbat Messiah

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:20 AM

Apparently the Obamunists running our media aren't the only ones who don't realize that the Moonbat Messiah isn't President yet. Look who's featured along with Egypt's Hosni Mubarak and Israel's Ehud Olmert at a Muslim tantrum in Indonesia, where The One spent much of his extended childhood:

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Here I was thinking that all the world would love America once bad old W had been replaced by the unicorn-riding Magic Negro.

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



British School Bans the Word "School"

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:04 AM

If politically correct British educrats keep banning words at the current rate, students and teachers will soon be reduced to communicating with hand signs and grunts. The latest to be struck from the Newspeak dictionary is "school."

Linda Kingdon, head teacher at Watercliffe Meadow Primary, explains why her school is not a school but a "place for learning":

One reason was many of the parents of the children here had very negative connotations of school. Instead, we want this to a be a place for family learning, where anyone can come. We were able to start from scratch and create a new type of learning experience. There are no whistles or bells or locked doors. We wanted to deinstitutionalize the place and bring the school closer to real life.

As an educrat, Dingdong has never actually experienced real life, but she may have learned about it at a seminar.

Her "place of learning" isn't alone. Barnsley, South Yorkshire is replacing its secondary schools with "advanced learning centers."

If the practice of suppressing words in favor of stilted descriptive phrases continues, they may soon have to replace "educrat" with "useless politically correct education-corroding ignoramus."

On a tip from Burning Hot.



Obama's Terrorist Mentor Is Blogging at HuffPo

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:29 AM

Bill Ayers, the unrepentant and unpunished communist terrorist whose Weather Underground plotted the extermination of 25 million Americans, may have seen his protégé elected president of the country he longs to destroy, but that's no reason to rest on his laurels. In addition to poisoning the minds of future generations with his prominent position in the education establishment, he is now posting commentary on the influential (among liberals) Huffington Post.

If Sacco and Vanzetti had lived in this depraved age, they would have their own reality show on NBC. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg would be put in charge of the DHS.

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A liberal pundit standing on our flag.

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



Professional Jackass Reveals Hamas Rocket Attacks to Be Harmless

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:50 AM

Excellent news: the rockets Hamas terrorists rain down on Israeli citizens are actually "harmless." Incredible as this may seem, we know it to be true because we have the word of an intellectually superior being, Ivy League emeritus law professor and United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Richard Falk.

The rocket attacks are only the result of Hamas's "supposed" unwillingness to stop fighting, and their increased incidence is only "alleged," so how could they hurt anyone?

Falk has also revealed that wacky conspiracy theorists may be right about 9/11, and that Israelis are like Nazis. The elite has spoken: please calibrate your opinions as necessary.

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Falk prepares to vomit forth his wisdom.

On a tip from V the K.



Al Franken to Be Handed Coleman's Senate Seat

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:25 AM

Benjamin Franklin said the Founding Fathers had given us a republic, "if you can keep it." Unfortunately, it appears that we can't:

Democrat Al Franken will be declared the winner of the tight U.S. Senate contest in Minnesota, emerging from a ballot recount with a slim margin over Republican Norm Coleman, state officials said on Sunday.

It would be impossible to find someone less qualified for the Senate than the tax-dodging, corrupt, and conspicuously unfunny professional clown Al Franken. Even the left-wing Minnesota Star Tribune endorsed his Republican opponent Norm Coleman. Unsurprisingly, Coleman won the election.

But the election process in Minnesota is overseen by Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, who has links to George Soros and the extremely unsavory ultra-left outfits Moveon.org and ACORN. Since the election was close, they just kept counting the votes and discovering new votes until they got the results they wanted. As FDR's Uncle Joe said:

Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything.

Too bad Ritchie et al. couldn't conjure up imaginary listeners like they can phony voters. Franken would still be on Air America, causing relatively little damage.

Here's the face of the decline and fall of the rule of law in America:

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The absurdity of corrupt Democrat apparatchiks seizing a Senate seat from its rightful owner and handing it to a third-rate comedian doesn't do much to mitigate the horror.

On a tip from Varla.



January 4, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:17 PM

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Seen on the streets of San Franfreakshow. On a tip from Todd D.



Turncoat Reveals Moonbat Terrorist Plans

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:27 PM

On reason to try to hate the moonbattery but not the moonbat is that even the most depraved progressives can choose to redeem themselves — like Austin activist Brandon Darby, who let the FBI in on plans by his fellow moonbats to firebomb police cars at the Republican convention.

Darby was the government's chief informant in the case against David McKay and Bradley Crowder. The two are scheduled to go on trial in U.S. District Court on Jan. 26 on accusations they built Molotov cocktails during the convention. They are being held without bail.
Prosecutors say the two men built the firebombs because they were angry that police had seized a trailer filled with riot shields they had built and hauled to Minnesota.
In a conversation recorded by the FBI, McKay told Darby he planned to use the explosives on law-enforcement cars parked in a lot near the convention site, officials said.
"What if there's a cop sleeping in the car?" Darby asked McKay, according to an affidavit by Christopher Langert, a special agent in the FBI's Minneapolis office. "He'll wake up," McKay allegedly replied.

Yuk yuk.

Darby's assistance in saving lives is not appreciated by his fellow progressive crusaders:

"Everyone that knew Brandon has gone through a whole range of emotions. Clearly, he's betrayed the trust of the community, and all the communities he's worked with," said Lisa Fithian, a social-justice activist who worked with Darby in Austin.

A site has been devoted to denouncing Darby as a snitch.

Despite a reputation for hating society, Darby began to grow up during the post-Katrina spectacles he helped stage in New Orleans, where he figured out that his fellow moonbats were more interested in advancing radical agendas than in helping people.

It's never too late.

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Brandon Darby, the moonbat who developed a conscience.

On a tip from scaramouche.



January 3, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:35 AM

Barney Frank, the Banking Queen. On a tip from Al C.



Another Moonbat Goes Off the Rails

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:23 AM

Evidence continues to accrue that moonbattery and mental health do not go hand in hand. From a note written by Jim Blanning, before he shut down Aspen by delivering gasoline bombs to local banks and then blew out whatever served him as brains:

DO NOT F*CK WITH US OR THERE WILL BE MASS DEATH LIKE WE HAVE ALL BEEN PART OF OVER IN THAT F*CKING QUICKSAND TRAP THAT ROVE'S AND CHANEY'S MONKEY BUSH PUT US INTO WHERE SO MANY OF OUR SOUL MATES AND BROTHERS DIED VERY HORRIBLE DEATHS. …
THIS IS AS MUCH A SUICIDE MISSION AS A BANK ROBBERY, SO, IF IT GETS F*CKED UP, OUR SOULS HAVE ALREADY BEEN DESTROYED AND WE WILL ALL DIE LIKE THE RAG-HEAD MARTYRS THAT WE WERE KILLING OVER THERE. THEY TRAINED US GOOD FOR THIS SORT OF THING. …
WE LEARNED SOME NASTY CHEMISTRY FROM THE MARTYRS, ETC.

Looks like he also learned some nasty moonbattery from MSNBC, etc.

What comes first, psychosis or moonbattery? This question would make a fascinating subject for a dissertation in psychopathology.

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Jim Blanning, apparent Keith Olbermann acolyte.

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



TSA Puts Moonbattery Before Security

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:48 AM

Too bad it isn't easier to emigrate to Mexico. If I became a foreigner, then snuck back into the country, I would be a supercitizen, with more rights than an ordinary American. The TSA wouldn't even expect me to provide proper ID to board an airplane. Via Lone Star Times:

This puts a new light on the Muslim prayer rugs and Islamic documents that have been turning up on the smuggling routes along the Mexican border.

When the next 9/11 happens, there will at least be a silver lining if the criminally irresponsible bureaucrats mismanaging our government are hauled out from behind their desks to be torn limb from limb by the citizens they have been so willing to sacrifice to political correctness.

On a tip from Byron.



Planning Ahead

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:33 AM

Blago appointee Roland Burris may be out there crowing "We are the Senator," but it looks like he's prepared for his fellow Dems to throw him under the bus, despite his sacred skin color:

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On a tip from Heckrules.



Green Bible

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:25 AM

"Thou Shalt Have No Gods Before Moonbattery" is the liberal creed. But while some attack Christianity head on, others choose to subvert it from within. A helpful tool in this regard is the new Green Bible:

Printed on recycled paper with soy-based ink, the book features a cotton and linen cover and more than 1,000 verses printed in green ink.
The Bible contains a foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, essays from theologians and a "Green Subject Index" that organizes verses by topic, including air, dust and pollution.

If your pastor is more interested in saving the polar bears than saving souls, it might be time to find a new church.

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Endorsed by the antihuman Sierra Club.

On a tip from Mike.



January 2, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:34 AM

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Compliments of Diversity Lane.



Moonbat Graveyard Flops

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:20 AM

The idea of rotting hippie corpses may have a certain appeal, but most people don't want them in their neighborhood — unfortunately for an aspiring moonbat mortician.

MACON, Ga. — Elizabeth Collins, a gardener, birdwatcher and a self-described "renaissance woman," wanted to start a "natural" cemetery where bodies would be buried without embalming, coffins or vaults.
She and a partner bought a plot of land here and wrote a business plan that identified pagans, "old hippies," penny pinchers, environmentalists and Muslims — who traditionally bury the dead without caskets — as their target market. There would be room for 7,500 customers. Dead pets would be welcome, too.
The idea didn't sit well with the living.
Many residents in this socially conservative rural patch of central Georgia worried the cemetery would contaminate their water supply. Some also objected in principle to unconventional burial practices.
So on Nov. 4, the Macon-Bibb County commissioners killed the cemetery plan by voting in a new ordinance that requires a "leak-proof casket or vault" for burials.

Nonetheless, greenwashing continues to spread in the funeral industry. Joe Sehee, director of the Green Burial Council, crows about the popularity of "environmentally friendly cemeteries":

I get a lot of calls from people thinking it's a groovy alternative to opening a bed-and-breakfast.

The objective for some is to milk moonbats.

Passages International makes a $1,600 woven willow casket, which looks like an oversized picnic hamper. It also sells a $300 cremation urn made of "Himalayan rock salt" that "will dissolve within four hours when placed in water."

Other pioneers in environmentally correct alternative funeral services are simply nuts.

One green-funeral enthusiast, George Russell, has founded a religion called "Ethician" centered on the practice, and says he's buried nine bodies in his Texas cemetery since 2003, including his mother wrapped in a blanket. He's now raising money to build a "tower of silence" — an elevated platform where bodies would be left to decompose in the open with vultures hastening the process, as is done in the Zoroastrian faith. Mr. Russell recently invited a Zoroastrian priest from Mumbai to survey the Texas site. He says the priest found the local vulture population suitable for the task.

Not even the dead are safe from the indignities of moonbattery.

On a tip from V the K.



Kook School Revolts Against Kerrey

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:48 AM

If Bob Kerrey's candidacy had met with more success in 1992, he could have been running the country. As it turns out, he more than has his hands full trying to run the NYC liberal elite babysitting service that calls itself "The New School." Just before the budding young moonbats went home to Mommy and Daddy for Winter Solstice vacation…

Protests at The New School, where a student uprising over the leadership of the university's president, Bob Kerrey, led to clashes with the police and at least one arrest on Thursday morning, took another wild turn later on Thursday evening.
A little after 11:30 p.m., Mr. Kerrey emerged from a university building on Fifth Avenue south of 14th Street to a sea of a few hundred protesters chanting for his resignation. As Mr. Kerrey walked down Fifth Avenue toward 12th Street, about 30 protesters began following him, some of them shouting insults.
As the crowd's pace quickened, so did Mr. Kerrey's. Then, Mr. Kerrey, who lost a part of his leg in Vietnam and wears a prosthesis, broke into a run. The protesters gave chase. Mr. Kerrey turned left on a cross street and ducked into a brownstone.
At some point in the confrontation, a protester threw a tomato at Mr. Kerrey.

In an attempt to reenact the 1960s, moonbats occupied the dining hall and attempted to take over administrative offices. But then it came time for the revolutionaries to go home and unwrap their presents.

Kerrey is getting devoured by a beast he helped create; appallingly, he sided with the left-wing brats that make up the Kook School's student body when they greeted RINO John McCain by hooting, hollering, and rushing the stage.

The kids want Kerrey's head on a stake because like many other Democrats, including our next Secretary of State, he supported Bush's invasion of Iraq. Also, they resent his honorable military service. The faculty has given him an overwhelming vote of no confidence.

Absolute ideological purity requires that Kerrey be deported to Siberia, or if that's not possible, chased down and pelted with tomatoes. Welcome to the inclusive era of Obamunism. It's nice that now we're all united.

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Kerrey's malformed noggin is a target for moonbats' tomatoes.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Branford Marsalis on the Death of Merit

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:06 AM

Saxophone player Branford Marsalis provides some insight into the corrosive effects of moonbattery:

Transcript from Joey deVilla:

What I've learned from my students is that students today are completely full of sh*t.
That is what I've learned from my students. Much like the generation before them, the only thing they are really interested in is you telling them how right they are and how good they are.
That is the same mentality that basically forces Harvard to give out B's to people that don't deserve them out of the fear that they'll go to other school that will give them B's, and those schools will make the money.
We live in a country that seems to be in this massive state of delusion, where the idea of what you are is more important than you actually being that. And it actually works just as long as everybody's winking at the same time. If one person stops winking, you just beat the crap out of that person, and they either starting winking or go somewhere else.
My students — all they want to hear how good they are and how talented they are. Most of them aren't really willing to work to the degree to live up to that.

Merit having been discarded as an inconvenient criterion helps explain our last presidential election.

On a tip from V the K.



Uncle Jay's Year in Review

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:51 AM

On a tip from Bergbikr.



Report From Fort Lauderdale

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:42 AM

You don't have to travel to the Middle East to witness the rise of Islamofascist insanity. This was the scene in downtown Fort Lauderdale Tuesday:

The shouts of "Nuke Israel" and "Go back to the oven" nicely sum up the politically correct, pro-terrorist attitude toward Israel. The guy with the Obama hat and terrorist kaffiyeh at 5:10 personifies where this country is headed politically.

Via Watch Obsession; on a tip from Bill.



January 1, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:36 AM

A valuable civics lesson. On a tip from Moonbat Smasher.



Singing Moonbats

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:25 AM

Overdid it last night? If you think your head hurts now, try listening to the caterwauling of these pro-terrorist moonbats:

The enthusiastic support of British progressives for the Islamic terrorists who insist on picking fights with Israel is so extreme, they are actually attacking the BBC for being too sympathetic to civilization.

Two protesters demonstrating against the BBC’s coverage of the Israeli bombing of Gaza glued themselves to entrance barriers at BBC Wales in Cardiff yesterday.
Bob Cottrell and Dee Murphy, of the Swansea-Palestine link group, were released after causing disruption in the foyer for almost three hours.

Among the protestors' demands is that the media stop referring to the terror cult Hamas as a "militant organization." The wall Israelis built to keep out suicide bombers is to be referred to as the "apartheid wall."

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Imagine calling Hamas a militant organization.

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



Ten Tools of Countermoonbattery

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:18 AM

If there's one page on the Web guaranteed to make moonbats' heads explode, it's The Ten Manliest Firearms at Arthur's Hall. Number One is the Barrett M82 .50 caliber rifle, which comes with an inspirational tale of countermoonbattery:

Ronnie Barrett is a true modern Viking. He hunts big game. He plays with guns. One day in the late 70s, he thought to himself, "Wouldn't it be cool if there was a RIFLE that fired the same .50 BMG cartridge as Saint John Browning's Heavy Machine Gun?" So he built it.

This did nothing to endear him to moonbats, who decided that a ban on assault weapons didn't go far enough.

So, even with a ban on "assault weapons" that included most self-loading rifles, including Barrett's M82 Light Fifty, the People's Republic of Kalifornija wanted more. They dragged one of his rifles from the LA SWAT armory and used it (Illegal for civilians to own, mind you), as a horrible example of weapons that Must Be Banned Lest They Pollute Our Precious, Bodily Fluids.

As usual, the moonbats got their ban.

A few weeks later, LA SWAT sent one of these rifles that they use for shooting fleeing mopeds back to Barrett for maintenance… and Ronnie sent it right back to them, untouched, contract cancelled, with polite instructions to stick it somewhere dark and smelly and ride it straight to hell. Not only that, he publicly and proudly announces in all his advertising that he WILL NOT sell to or deal with ANY government entity in communist third world Kali.

Barrett went on to redesign his gun for 25 mm — twice the size of .50 caliber.

On a tip from Viking04.



Government Bailouts for Dinosaur Media?

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:07 AM

Incredible but true: the government may use money it takes from us by force to bail out the socialist mainstream media, which is going the way of the dinosaurs because ever fewer people will voluntarily subject themselves to the malignant lies it passes off as news.

Unsurprisingly, it's starting in moonbat-infested New England, where Connecticut legislator Frank Nicastro wants to buy some leverage with taxpayer money by rescuing the Bristol Press and New Britain Herald.

PBS and NPR have proven for years that government involvement in the media leads to liberal elite pabulum, of no interest to the general public that is forced to pay for it. An example of the corruption that can be expected has already been provided by Governor Blago, who demanded that certain members of the Chicago Tribune's editorial board be canned in exchange for government largesse.

But the media just got a guy with no serious qualifications elected president. It's going to expect something in return. After all, we're playing by Chicago rules now.

On a tip from Kristy.



Times Online: Hamas Terrorists Are the Good Guys

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:11 AM

If you think the Hamas terrorists who started another war with Israel by firing rockets at innocent civilians are the bad guys, you haven't been reading the Times Online, where William Sieghart informs us that the political leadership of Hamas is "probably the most highly qualified in the world," that they want a 10-year ceasefire, and that unlike most journalists, they "harbor no ideological hatred toward the West."

But the fault for the current crisis isn't all Israel's:

The Bush-Blair response to the Hamas victory in 2006 is the key to today's horror.

Fortunately, the conflict can be easily solved:

The top 1,000 people who run Israel — the politicians, generals and security staff — and the top Palestinian Islamists have never met. Genuine peace will require that these two groups sit down together without preconditions.

Wow, why didn't Condi Rice think of that?

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See, they're the good guys. They even wear white.

On a tip from SilentBob1272.