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February 28, 2009

Stimulusol XR

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:25 AM

If watching the Cloward-Piven strategy being used to destroy your country under the guise of "stimulus" is starting to get you down, ask your prescriber about Stimulusol XR:

Via The Nose on Your Face, on a tip from TED.



Barking Moonbats Practice Their Projection Skills

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:10 AM

Two of the most profoundly unappealing figures on the left are unhinged NBC propagandist Keith Olbermann and shrill Tinseltown B-lister Janeane Garofalo. Here they hook up to crap in their hands and fling it at El Rushbo and conservatives in general:

A skanky moonbat accuses Rush of self-loathing, and a neurotic creep does the same for Michael Steele. Just when you thought the projection couldn't become any more cartoonish, these Marxists reach a consensus that conservatism is really authoritarianism, no doubt on the premise that anyone who resists the expansion of government power must be a totalitarian. Then we learn that conservatism is also "the unrestrained id."

At least Garofalo admits to being "a narcissist that suffers with self-loathing." But…

I am a far better person than [Rush] is, and I don't say that with arrogance, I say that because it's fact.

Preserving his perfect record of always being completely wrong about everything, Olbie concurs.

Hat tip: The Blogprof.



Obama's Financial Wizardry in Action

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:28 AM

Watch the Dow fall as Chairman Zero yaps:

Every word from this Marxist's mouth brings it down another point.

Via Gateway Pundit, on a tip from Burning Hot.



Portrait of a Teenage Obamunist

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:19 AM

You might want to slip into a hazmat suit before watching this one.

The money quote:

The minute Obama became president, I got the right to do the hell I want to do.

This is your culture on liberal degeneracy.



Squeeeeeeeeeal Like a Piggie

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:04 AM

The character in this video is not an intransigent pig escaped from its wallow, but Mike Tracey, Vice President of the College Democrats at the College of New Jersey. He was arrested following a lecture by Ann Coulter after repeatedly trying to rush the stage.

Lucky for the moonbat Ann didn't make the arrest herself; she might have given him something to squeal about.

On a tip from Wiggins.



February 27, 2009

Mortgaging America to the Chicoms

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:55 AM

Unless we are able to reinstate responsible government soon, it might be a good idea to learn Mandarin. Here we see the Chinese scooping up foreclosed homes in Southern California:

If our Chinese creditors don't find what they want on the foreclosure market, rumor has it the Feds will use imminent domain to seize private property on their behalf. According to Hal Turner:

The United States of America has tendered to China a written agreement which grants to the People's Republic of China, an option to exercise Eminent Domain within the USA, as collateral for China's continued purchase of US Treasury Notes and existing US Currency reserves!
On February 11, Bloomberg Business News reported that China was seeking "guarantees" for its US Government debt (Story Here), and it now appears they got it. Well placed senior sources at the US Embassy in Beijing CONFIRM the formal written agreement was delivered by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her recent trip to China.
This means that in the event the US Government defaults on its financial obligations to China, the Communist Government of China would be permitted to physically take — inside the USA — land, buildings, factories, perhaps even entire cities — to satisfy the financial obligations of the US government.
Put simply, the feds have actually mortgaged the physical land and property of all citizens and businesses in the United States. They have given to a foreign power, their Constitutional power to "take" all of our property, as actual collateral for continued Chinese funding of US deficit spending and the continued carrying of US national debt.

How else is the government going to borrow the $trillions needed for Chairman Zero's socialist spending spree? No serious person thinks that much can be raised through taxation, so collateral will be needed. Good thing his Secretary of State has experience pulling sneaky deals with the Chinese.

If it's true that Obama is literally mortgaging parts of the country to a hostile foreign power, he may end up having something in common with Lincoln after all — by presiding over a civil war.

On tips from Matt L and rrobin.



Atlas Shrugged Sales Are Going Through the Roof

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:58 AM

If you were to read only one work of fiction, it should be Atlas Shrugged, in which Ayn Rand foresees the destruction of America by collectivist looters like Obama, and the emergence of a resistance that refuses to be enslaved by Marxist ideology. Encouragingly, sales of the prophetic book are soaring:

Sales of Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" have almost tripled over the first seven weeks of this year compared with sales for the same period in 2008. This continues a strong trend after bookstore sales reached an all-time annual high in 2008 of about 200,000 copies sold.
"Americans are flocking to buy and read 'Atlas Shrugged' because there are uncanny similarities between the plot-line of the book and the events of our day" said Yaron Brook, Executive Director at the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights. "Americans are rightfully concerned about the economic crisis and government's increasing intervention and attempts to control the economy. Ayn Rand understood and identified the deeper causes of the crisis we're facing, and she offered, in 'Atlas Shrugged,' a principled and practical solution consistent with American values."

Who is John Galt? If you don't know, find out.

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Buy it before they ban it.

Hat tip: The Jawa Report, on a tip from Burning Hot.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:37 AM

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31% of Dems Approve of Occupying Homes

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:30 AM

It would be nice to think that Democrats voted for Obama by some terrible mistake, having been duped by the hardcore leftists running the media into thinking he was the kind of guy who might uphold the liberties on which this country was founded. But according to a recent Rasmussen poll, an alarming 31% of them favor the ACORN policy of encouraging people to occupy foreclosed homes, in direct violation of the property rights without which non-totalitarian civilization cannot function. Only 35% of Dems are opposed, with the rest too clueless to make up their minds.

Once again media radicals have skewed the numbers by casting as put-upon saints those who take out mortgages they can't afford and then expect to stay in other people's houses for free, while the rest of us work hard and play by the rules. But the number of liberals who are in effect actual communists may be high enough to prevent them from turning on the new administration, even as its true nature becomes obvious.

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



Government Food

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:17 AM

Some are concerned that if the regime in Washington succeeds in its apparent aim of bankrupting the economy with flagrantly unsustainable spending, and our money becomes worthless, mass starvation will result. To alleviate these fears, Obama has nationalized the food industry. New government brands will appear on the shelves soon:

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On tips from Al C and J.



Mayor Driven Out of Office for Harmless Joke

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:57 AM

You know liberty is in trouble when a mayor can be driven out of office for passing along a mild private joke at the expense of Dear Leader:

The mayor of a small Southern California city says he will resign after being criticized for sharing an e-mail picture depicting the White House lawn planted with watermelons under the title "No Easter egg hunt this year."
Los Alamitos Mayor Dean Grose issued a statement Thursday saying he is sorry and will step down as mayor at the City Council meeting on March 2.
Grose came under fire for sending the picture to what he called "a small group of friends." One of the recipients, a local businesswoman and city volunteer, publicly scolded the mayor for his actions.

The fink who ratted him out was a black woman who sacrificed friendship to the motto, "Never Fail to Be Offended."

The offending picture:

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How hurtful. Too bad Chairman Zero can't inflict any more righteous retribution than he already is by deliberately driving Whitey's country into bankruptcy.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Library Pushes Homosexual Propaganda on Children

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:37 AM

For an appalling example of how the degenerate moonbat establishment is shaping the next generation in its image, check out the YA Zone for young adults (grades 6-12) at Wisconsin's West Bend Community Memorial Library. It features a large section entitled "Out of the Closet: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Fiction and Non-Fiction." Offerings include:

Last Exit to Normal by Michael Harmon — What could be better for an urban, skateboard-loving teenager being raised by two dads than moving to rural Montana? Almost anything, in Ben Campbell's eyes. The town is too small, the people are too country, and now it's even harder for him to deal with his gay dads.
Hero by Perry Moore — With a mother who has inexplicably disappeared, nascent superpowers and a burgeoning understanding of his gay sexuality, Thom Creed's life is anything but normal.
Freak Show by James St. James — Inspired by his own experience, adult author ("Disco Bloodbath") and media personality James St. James makes his YA debut with this novel about a young drag queen who makes a grand entrance into a conservative high school.
Luna by Julie Anne Peters — From as early as she can remember, Regan O'Neill has known that her brother, Liam, was different. That he was, in fact, a girl. Transgender.
Absolutely, Positively Not by David LaRochelle — Steven's a 16-year-old boy with two obsessions: sex and getting his driving license. The problem is, Steven's not thinking girls when he's thinking sex. Could he be — don't say it — gay?
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan — High school sophomore Paul lives in a present-day gaytopia, where boys come out of the closet to become class president, and the Gay-Straight Alliance has more members than the football team. The cheerleaders ride Harleys, and the cross-dressing homecoming queen is also the star quarterback. Paul meets artistic Noah in the bookstore. They pass notes rife with meaningful detail; paint in Noah's psychedelic, art-covered room; and fall in sweet, realistic teenage love, unencumbered by gay bashing, sexual-identity crises, and parental rejection.

The list goes on and on and on. The intent to encourage children to experiment with homosexual depravity is glaring.

If we don't take our culture back, it's going to continue to be transformed into something so unhealthy and unclean, we'll thank Muslims for wiping it away.

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This one sums up what they're turning our country into.

On a tip from J.



Enivonazis Continue to Campaign Against Toilet Paper

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:31 AM

Cheryl Croak's demand that we use only one square at a time was not the last word in the enviromoonbat campaign against toilet paper. From The Guardian, the Bible of Britain's liberal elite:

The tenderness of the delicate American buttock is causing more environmental devastation than the country's love of gas-guzzling cars, fast food or McMansions, according to green campaigners. At fault, they say, is the US public's insistence on extra-soft, quilted and multi-ply products when they use the bathroom.

Here I was thinking that once we succumbed to socialism, Euroweenies would stop their envious sniping, with all the world united in love for our ethnically correct Community Organizer in Chief.

Chides environazi Allen Hershkowitz of the Natural Resources Defence Council:

I really do think it is overwhelmingly an American phenomenom. People just don't understand that softness equals ecological destruction.

Enlightened Europeans, on the other hand, mop up their messy derrières with recycled sandpaper, thus contributing to the planet's salvation.

As moonbattery merges with Islam, this obsession with making us feel guilty about wiping our behinds will take the next logical step. The reason Religion-of-Peaceniks will only touch a Koran with their right hand is that the left is traditionally reserved for… other purposes. Charmin is in short supply out on the sands of Arabia.

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No no no. Don't use both hands!

On a tip from mega. Hat tip: BelchSpeak.



Another Tale of Socialized Medicine

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:43 AM

From socialized Britain, here's what's in store for us now that Chairman Zero — always a friend of unions — has nationalized healthcare:

A paramedic refused to help a man in agony with a broken back because he was on his lunchbreak, a tribunal was told.
Robert Chambers was approached by the man's desperate friends as he filled his ambulance with fuel.
To their horror he told them to wait for another ambulance before driving off.

At last an ambulance arrived whose driver wasn't on his lunch break. But it didn't have the space to transport a patient with back injuries. So he waited 40 minutes for a third ambulance. No doubt further apathy and incompetence awaited at the hospital. Welcome to our glorious socialist future.

It's a great time to be a moocher or a slacker — but not such a good time to be anything else.

On a tip from Ian.



February 26, 2009

Scientists Address the Menace of Belching Sheep

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:47 PM

Long after Western society has collapsed beneath the weight of moonbattery, people will look back and marvel at the technology we developed. But they'll marvel even more at what we chose to waste it on. Here we see scientists in New Zealand trying to prevent sheep from belching, because — like dimwitted lunatics — they imagine the belches will make it be too hot out:

You would think with all the years there have been sheep on the planet, the weather would be nice and warm by now. Or maybe sheep didn't get the idea of belching greenhouse gases until after Al Gore came out with "A Convenient Lie."

On a tip from mega.



What Billy Clubs Are For

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:25 PM

There are people who cry out to be clubbed. If you don't agree, maybe the video below will convince you.

First, Hot Air sets the scene:

A student group holed up in the campus cafeteria [at New York University] last week for three days with a list of demands including, among various other items, scholarships for Palestinian students, greater budgetary transparency, and complete amnesty for themselves, of course. On day three, NYU got bored with taking them semi-seriously and moved to end it.

Without further ado…

Greg Gutfeld is right: anyone who sympathizes with these people is beyond hope.

On a tip from Burning Hot.



Obama Works His Magic on the Market

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:00 PM

Every time he opens his mouth about his plans for the economy…

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Last November 3, the Dow Jones was at 9,320. Then a Marxist punk was elected President of the USA. At close today, the Dow was at 7,182. That's a drop of 18.59 points per day since the election. At this rate, it will hit zero in 386 days — just over a year.

The next election will come too late to save us.

On a tip from Matt L.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:15 AM

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Media halos for the Hallowed One. Compliments of John.



San Francisco Moves Toward Banning Cars

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:04 AM

Back in the Carter era, ultra-left punk rock loudmouth Jello Biafra ran for Mayor of San Francisco. His platform included forcing businessmen to wear clown suits and banning cars within the city. The latter policy may soon be enacted:

San Francisco officials are considering limits on when and where private cars can drive on Market Street in an effort to make the thoroughfare faster for buses and safer for pedestrians and bicyclists.

But that's just Market Street, you say. Don't forget, the liberal agenda is so outrageous, it can only be imposed in increments.

"There's a growing momentum to restrict cars, but it will probably be done in baby steps," said Supervisor Chris Daly, the chief proponent at City Hall of a car-free Market Street.

The negative effects on business are obvious, but countering that is the "growing awareness [among lunatic ideologues] of how cars aggravate global warming."

Why not just get it over with all at once and put Jello Biafra in charge?

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He couldn't be worse than Newsom — or Obama.

Hat tip: Zoominac.



Dead Rat Fashion

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:38 AM

Just how depraved is the fashionable elite? This offers a clue:

A designer has unveiled a full face headdress made of real mice and rat carcasses on the fringes of London Fashion Week.
A model paraded up and down the catwalk in the headdress, which covered her whole face except her eyes — rat tails dangling down at the front and whiskers tickling her skin.
The creation was designed by French-born hairdresser and wigmaker Charlie Le Mindu, 22.
"I really like mice and rats. But everybody doesn't like them and I just wanted to show people it could be really beautiful," he told AFP after the show.
Asked if he was worried about how animal rights campaigners might react, he said: "It's better to make them [the rodents] beautiful than give them to the snakes."

Letting your pet snake eat: bad. Wearing dead rats on your face: good. This makes as much sense as anything else in the tasteless parody of reality moonbattery is sucking us into.

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Beautiful, huh? Plus, it's shariah-compliant.

Hat tip: Dave Barry's Blog, on a tip from nancz.



Confiscation of Guns Begins

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:22 AM

Pro-terrorist Attorney General Eric Holder considers us a "nation of cowards," but he isn't taking any chances about us defending our property and our country from the Marxist looters who now run the government. The inevitable campaign to strip away our Second Amendment rights has begun.

Holder announced yesterday that he wants a new ban on "assault weapons." Supposedly, we should be willing to let corrupt authoritarians infringe on our right to bear arms so that the weapons don't fall into the hands of criminals in Mexico. An easier way to prevent this would be for the government to perform its most fundamental task: defend the border. But with Crappy Nappy heading DHS, even the pretense of border security is out the window.

Regarding what's next after "assault weapons," Holder mumbles, "I'm not sure exactly what the sequencing will be." But we can be sure that inch by inch, the camel will push us out of the tent, until the government agents who should be defending the border are instead tearing our houses apart to look for .22 rifles to confiscate.

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Disarming the "cowards."

On tips from Conan, Brad L, and J.



Authorities Enforce Immigration Law, Crappy Nappy Flabbergasted

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:49 AM

When it comes to the sick joke of open borders moonbat Nappy Napolitano serving as head of Homeland Security, every day is a new punch line.

Immigrant rights groups blasted President Obama on Wednesday for breaking what they called his "personal commitment" to change Bush-era immigration raids after U.S. authorities raided an engine machine shop in Washington state and detained illegal immigrants.
The Obama administration itself seemed taken aback by the raid by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano vowing to Congress that she would "get to the bottom of this."
"The secretary is not happy and this is not her policy," a Homeland Security official said Wednesday evening, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the secretary's review is ongoing.

Authorities actually enforcing immigration law? Heads will roll!

If you thought W's border policy bordered on treasonous, wait until Chairman Zero starts the "immigration reform debate" as promised. Inundating the country with tens of millions of welfare dependents from the Third World is a crucial aspect of the Democrat strategy to impose permanent one-party socialist rule.

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Having done her best to destroy Arizona, Nappy gets her hands on national security.

On a tip from The MaryHunter.



Training Future Generations of Tree-Dwelling Moonbats

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:27 AM

Remember the moonbats who climbed up in the trees in Berkeley and wouldn't come down for nearly two years because they wanted to prevent a sports complex from being built? Remember Tinseltown bubblehead Daryl Hannah, who climbed into a tree on someone else's property on behalf of Mexican squatters, so that she had to be extracted like a cat? Another generation of arboreal Marxists is heading down the pipe. An Englishman's Castle reports that children are being assigned this book as homework:

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Here's the plot: A nice old geezer has a tree in his yard, and he lets kids play in it. But then he sells the house, and the new owner decides to cut the tree down. So the kids climb up the tree and sing protest songs, with the encouragement of their parents. The owner calls the police, but soon the mayor arrives to confirm that trees belong to everyone. The mayor takes over the house and the children play in their communist tree happily ever after.

Needless to say, children raised on this evil garbage are going to be slow to grasp that property rights are the fundamental basis of free civilization.

On a tip from Antara.



Low Rent

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:52 AM

Educrats don't find the school day long enough to cram children's heads full of all the degenerate moonbattery they want to impose, so they have extended their brainwashing campaign into extracurricular activities by having kids stage the play "Rent," a romp through the sewer that features homosexuals, drag queens, thieves, and AIDS. The Gray Hag approvingly reports:

The New York producers of "Rent," who receive some royalties from the school edition, said they hoped it would become a new, revenue-generating staple of the high school musical landscape, as well as a teaching tool that augments sex education and draws teenagers to acting and theater with a more modern production than, say, "The Music Man."

The student version throws a bone to parents by cleaning up some of the foul language, but keeps the "sex education" aspects intact.

Ron Martin, a theater teacher at Corona del Mar High School in Newport Beach, California, decided to put on the student version of the play "hoping that it would counter what he saw as creeping homophobia on this Orange County campus." Martin boasts,

In this instance, having an agenda as a teacher didn't give me pause. My job is to give my students life skills. Discrimination is wrong on all levels.

"Discrimination" is moonbattese for resisting corruption and depravity. But despite the "life skills" children might learn, grownups thankfully stepped in and canceled the production, leaving Martin to squeal that "homosexuality is not wrong!"

However, high school productions of this trash have gotten the green light at other high schools, even in normally civilized parts of the country like Texas.

Crows Jeffrey Seller, a "Rent" producer:

Like it or not, we're right smack in the middle of an enormous cultural shift right now.

Next up as the culture shifts: middle school productions of "The 120 Days of Sodom," by the Marquis de Sade.

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Providing role models deemed appropriate by educrats.

On a tip from Burning Hot.



February 25, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:55 PM

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While pigs busily bankrupt us, the rest of the world is still out there. Via Maggie's Farm.



Out Comes the Race Card to Save Roland Burris

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:45 PM

The sun set this evening, and in slightly less surprising news, ethnically correct supporters of the corrupt Roland Burris, who was chosen to be the next junior Senator from Illinois by the corrupt Rod Blagojevich explicitly because of his skin color, are screaming that it's racist to ask him to resign.

Chicago politics are national now.

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



No Stimulus for White Male Construction Workers

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:36 PM

So that everyone remembers just what "post-racial politics" means, here's another look at escaped garden gnome and Obama economic advisor Robert Reich assuring us that the $trillions of our money Chairman Zero is throwing to the winds won't inadvertently lead to employment for "white male construction workers":

In a more enlightened world, Reich would spend the rest of his public career flying through the air at dwarf-tossing competitions.

On a tip from Steve.



What a Mean Thing to Say About a Witch

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:17 PM

Remember when moonbats screeched that Bill O'Reilly owed archetypal liberal journalist Helen Thomas an apology for comparing her to the Wicked Witch of the East? An apology is due all right — but to the witch, not Thomas. Here's an example of why:

Via theblogprof.



Ecokooks Escape to New Zealand

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:39 PM

Australia once served as penal colony. New Zealand may follow in this tradition by becoming a colony for the ecologically insane:

Adam Fier recently sold his home, got rid of his car and pulled his twin 6-year-old girls out of elementary school in Montgomery County [Maryland]. He and his wife packed the family's belongings and moved to New Zealand — a place they had never visited or seen before, and where they have no family or professional connections. Among the top reasons: global warming.

Global warming won't affect New Zealand, because it "has an excellent environmental record."

No one let it slip that global warming isn't real, or that it wouldn't be a problem even if it were — not until we've gotten as many Adam Fiers out of the country as possible.

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A moonbat clan succumbs to irrational Fier.

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



New York Times Reduced to Telling Lies About Competition

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:20 PM

The New York Times — once a highly respected newspaper — has been caught in a particularly spiteful lie:

The New York Times wrongly reported that the [Wall Street] Journal's circulation growth is due to heavy discounting and that the use of this tactic had increased since the News Corp takeover. Like most subscription newspapers, the Journal uses discounted offers to attract new subscribers. However, in 2008 the Journal moved away from deep discounting and raised the introductory offer and newsstand pricing by nearly 40%. Even with higher prices across the board, Individually Paid Circulation continues to grow in an industry that is largely shrinking. Print circulation revenue for the most recent quarter was up by nearly 9% over the year prior.
"The New York Times may choose to speculate and offer its opinions in its business coverage, and there were many erroneous assumptions and speculations made in the story. However, regarding our circulation strategy and recent strong success, the Times simply got it wrong today," said Paul Bascobert, chief marketing officer for Dow Jones & Company and The Wall Street Journal.

Failure to accurately represent the facts may be responsible for the Gray Lady's own circulation figures, which have been moving in the opposite direction.

On a tip from mandible claw.



Robert Scheer Begins to Smell the Coffee

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:57 AM

Here's some news: a liberal has proven capable of recognizing true fascism. Here's liberal journalist Robert Scheer on NPR, via The Hawblog:

I don't think the idea of nationalizing, as it's now being called — which means bailing out these banks, setting them straight, then letting them go private again, which is the model that everybody is using, and the people who get screwed are the people whose retirement funds had common or preferred shares and they get wiped out, and these bankers come out richer than ever at the other end — that's not a leftist idea and it's not socialism. This is what we used to, in Comparative Economic Systems, call fascism. It's putting government at the service of the big financial interests. That's what happened in Italy, that's what happened in Germany, that's what happened in Japan.

Despite the "down with bankers" slant, Scheer is correct that fascism is what you get when an authoritarian government entangles its tendrils with ostensibly private industry.

Tony Blankley was on hand to ask,

What I don't understand is how my colleagues on this show, who I believe were for Obama, are now saying he's leading a fascist regime. Did he mislead them a few weeks ago when he was still running?

Scheer's befuddled response is something we'll be hearing more often as liberals who aren't total fiends wake up and realize what they've done to this country:

To answer your question, I am disappointed in Barack Obama and I'm not quite sure what he's doing.

It's going to be a little difficult to pretend the Moonbat Messiah is whoever you want him to be, now that he is actively engaged in destroying our economic system to pave the way for authoritarianism — as anyone familiar with his background should have predicted he would do.

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Even Scheer is starting to get it.

On a tip from Rob Banks.



Military Wary of Chairman Zero

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:24 AM

Obama had better get started on that domestic army he's been planning. It looks like the real military is not drinking the Kool-Aid:

When asked how they feel about President-elect Barack Obama as commander in chief, six out of 10 active-duty service members say they are uncertain or pessimistic, according to a Military Times survey. …
"Being that the Marine Corps can be sent anywhere in the world with the snap of his fingers, nobody has confidence in this guy as commander in chief," said one lance corporal who asked not to be identified.

Obama hasn't generated much enthusiasm with his plans to prematurely withdraw from Iraq and to homosexualize the military with a repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," which will open the door to endless lawsuits. The military voted for McCain by a margin of 3 to 1.

One third of respondents were optimistic about Chairman Zero. In part this can be ascribed to the positive attitude that characterizes our military, but it is mainly due to our "post-racial" politics. Eight out of 10 blacks were optimistic.

This poll was from before he took office, so numbers are likely to be substantially lower now.

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On a tip from Conan.



Obamas Settle on a Dog

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:09 AM

Try not to think about the way Chairman Zero is flushing this country's future down the toilet with his multi-$trillion left-wing spending spree. Think of the lighter side: his family is getting a new dog. Michelle has settled on a breed: the Portuguese Water Dog. This rare breed isn't much to look at, but it does possess a symbolically relevant skill:

They are native to Portugal's coast, where they have been used by fishers to herd their catch into nets.

What better sidekick for a socialist ruler? Plus, unlike Plugs, they don't shed.

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It even looks a bit like Michelle — although friendlier.

On a tip from Heather M.



Jews Infect Muslim Food With Cancer!

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:44 AM

This is the official word from Egyptian cleric Ahmad Abd Al-Salam, so don't you dare insult Allah by failing to believe it:

The Jews conspire to infect the food of the Muslims with cancer. It is the Jews who infect food with cancer and ship it to Muslim countries.

As if that wasn't bad enough…

We hate the Jews because they spare no effort in stripping Muslim girls of their clothes. It is the Jews who conspire to have Muslim girls, and even married Muslim women, wear clothes that are tight, short, or see-through, or clothes that are open from the front, or the back, from the right or the left.

When Chas Freeman is head of the National Intelligence Council, we can look forward to information with this slant and accuracy being featured prominently in intelligence reports.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:27 AM

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Compliments of Diversity Lane.



More on Chas Freeman, Obama's Pick to Head the National Intelligence Council

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:06 AM

To give an idea of just how far off the rails the government has gone under the current leadership, here's more information on Chas Freeman, the bin Laden associate Chairman Zero deems fit to head the National Intelligence Council.

Here's what he had to say about the communist Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989:

I find the dominant view in China about this very plausible, i.e. that the truly unforgivable mistake of the Chinese authorities was the failure to intervene on a timely basis to nip the demonstrations in the bud, rather than — as would have been both wise and efficacious — to intervene with force when all other measures had failed to restore domestic tranquility to Beijing and other major urban centers in China. In this optic, the Politburo's response to the mob scene at "Tian'anmen" stands as a monument to overly cautious behavior on the part of the leadership, not as an example of rash action. …
I thus share the hope of the majority in China that no Chinese government will repeat the mistakes of Zhao Ziyang's dilatory tactics of appeasement in dealing with domestic protesters in China.

At least the inaptly named Freeman's views fit smoothly with Shrillary's announcement that the Obama regime couldn't care less about the Chicoms' appalling contempt for human rights. They may also fit with Obama's plans to create a Gestapo-style domestic army as large as the military.

Freeman was an ambassador to Saudi Arabia who, like many State Department types, went native. He has also been President of the Middle East Policy Council, which exists largely to publish the journal Middle East Policy. Via American Thinker, this Editor's Note offers an example of what you can read in it:

Of course, many observers knew from the beginning that the war was an excuse to enlarge the U.S. strategic "footprint" (as neocon William Kristol calls it) on top of the lakes of oil in the Gulf region and make life safer for Irael, starting with the easiest problem case, Iraq. If the governments in the area did not come around, no problem; American troops were there in any case and would protect Israel.… In a New York Times op-ed (July 18), Benny Morris put the matter to Bush/Cheney crudely: bomb the suspected sites now or Israel will have to use nuclear weapons on Iran later. Call it extortion, if you will. But perhaps a better term is moral hazard: having been "insured" by the United States, Israel does not have to be cautious or even sensible. The Georgians seem to have learned this lesson too, and without having to pay the high premium that a first-class standing army of lobbyists requires.

According to the sort of people who run our government now, besieged democracies like Israel and Georgia are the bad guys, and the USA should stop encouraging them to defend themselves.

Sultan Knish has more on Freeman:

He's called Hezbollah a legitimate outgrowth of Lebanese nationalism and denied that it was an Iranian puppet. He bragged about his million dollar donation from the Saudi King to fund his organization, which he used to publish Walt and Mearsheimer's article attacking the "Jewish lobby". These days he's pushing for a "One State Solution" in Israel, code for the destruction of Israel.
Much of this has already been effectively laid out by such as Melanie Philips. There is however a lot more I have learned.
Chas Freeman is co-chair of the US China Policy Foundation and the American Iranian Council, with offices in Iran, holder of the Order of Abd Al-Azziz, 1st Class. He is also board chairman of Projects International Inc, a company that facilitates all sorts of projects, particularly in Saudi Arabia.
And even more significantly, Chas Freeman is on the International Advisory Board of China National Offshore Oil Co. CNOOC is a State owned enterprise, controlled by the Chinese government. As such Chas Freeman has openly worked for both Saudi Arabia and the People's Republic of China.

No wonder he's so forgiving of the Chicoms' dictatorship; he's in bed with it.

Regarding Iraq, Freeman wants to "help the Shiites win fast, consolidate their damn dictatorship and get the hell out" because "it's very hard to imagine anything except a Saddam-style reign of terror succeeding in pacifying the place." If it weren't too late to put Saddam back in power, no doubt that would be Freeman's preferred course of action.

In this quote, Freeman simultaneously denounces the removal of Saddam and justifies the al Qaeda atrocities of 9/11:

One lesson of September 11th that we need to recall more than any other is that if we attack someone else's homeland in this day and age, we can expect that our own homeland will be attacked. We know that if we attack Saddam he will use weapons of mass destruction in whatever way he can.

Note that he also confirmed the almost universally held view that Saddam had WMD. But that didn't stop Freeman from turning on his heel and ridiculing this view when it became politically expedient.

In short, Freeman is an unhinged left-wing radical who vehemently opposes the interests of the USA and our allies, while toadying to our enemies. What kind of people did you expect Obama to pick to shape our foreign policy?

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Chas Freeman. America's enemies are now at the helm.

On tips from Rob Banks, J, and Mike_W.



Al Gore Quietly Backs Off From a Lie

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:55 AM

Here's a surprise — it looks like Al Gore is backing off from one of the lies that constitute his lucrative global warming hype fests.

Former Vice President Al Gore is removing a dramatic slide in his global warming presentation. The New York Times reports Gore used a graph from a disaster research center in Brussels to illustrate that human-driven climate change is, "creating weather-related disasters that are completely unprecedented."
But the Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters, which came up with the raw data, says no such direct correlation can be proven: "Justifying the upward trend in hydro-meteorological disaster occurrence and impacts essentially through climate change would be misleading. Climate change is probably an actor in this increase but not the major one… We need to be cautious when interpreting disaster data… and remain objective scientific observers."

But don't expect him to trim out the rest of the documented lies. That would leave him with no props, and nothing to say as he huffs and puffs and waves his arms.

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The Goracle will still wear his sandwich board.

On a tip from The MaryHunter.



Obama Laugh Riot

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:36 AM

In exchange for the America we've known and loved our whole lives, at least Obamunism is giving us some laughs. The site What Obama Means to Me is all the more hilarious for apparently being on the level as it collects praise of Chairman Zero, to be collected in a book and presented to the Moonbat Messiah to stoke his national debt–sized ego.

This offering captures the tone:

Obama means a new America, I feel he is the best thing that has happened to the country ever.Every time I listen to him I feel hope and I feel tears coming to my eyes…

Tears come to my eyes too, but I'm not feeling much hope.

Uh oh, someone had better click the Report Abuse link for this one:

Socialism does not work, check history and see what happens to gov. plans such as yours.

The site also offers a complete selection of Obama gear, including this bib, which should prove useful to the many black supremacists who suffer from drooling disorders:

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Since establishment journalists have proven unable to restrain their slobber where BHO is concerned, there's one for them too:

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On a tip from mega.



California School Spends Fortune Teaching Spanish to Mexicans

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:10 AM

A middle school in California is heeding Chairman Zero's call to spend ourselves into national bankruptcy by wasting $10,000 per year to teach Advanced Placement Spanish to colonists who already speak it as their native language.

Teaching kids something they already know improves their self-esteem. Bleats Lemon Grove School District Superintendent Ernie Anastos:

Our goal is basically to provide kids with an opportunity to excel and to feel really satisfied about doing the higher level work.

Another benefit is it pads their grade point averages, making it easier for Hispanics to edge out Gringos for university slots, since openly discriminating against Caucasians is supposed to be off limits in California colleges.

They would teach the kids English, but that might be difficult, subjecting sensitive students to frustration. Besides, there apparently won't be much use for English in the Mexifornia of the future.

On a tip from V the K.



February 24, 2009

Night of the Living Democrats

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:46 PM

This is too good to save for Halloween:

On a tip from Smokey.



An Adventure in Creative Journalism

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:41 PM

One downside to modern technology is that the unscrupulous can use it to make people say pretty much anything, as demonstrated in this appalling attempt to take out John Gibson:

On a tip from Wiggins.



Remember the Alamo

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:20 PM

America's worst and most contemptible enemies have taken control of the government and are using it to systematically destroy the economic freedom on which our way of life is based. Our backs are to the wall. This is as good a time as any to remember the Alamo.

On this date in 1836, Lieutenant Colonel William Barret Travis wrote the following letter from the Alamo, which was under his command:

I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna — I have sustained a continual Bombardment & cannonade for 24 hours & have not lost a man — The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion, otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword, if the fort is taken — I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, & our flag still waves proudly from the walls — I shall never surrender or retreat. Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism & everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid, with all dispatch — The enemy is receiving reinforcements daily & will no doubt increase to three or four thousand in four or five days. If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible & die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor & that of his country — VICTORY OR DEATH.

America is not dead so long as a single American continues to fight in this spirit.

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An enduring symbol of American resistance to enemies foreign and domestic.

On a tip from Byron.



Obama to Put bin Laden Associate in Charge of National Intelligence Council

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:30 PM

This shouldn't come as a surprise:

Amid the criticism that has already emerged about President Obama's reported pick for the powerful position of chairman of the National Intelligence Council, there is a yet unmentioned problem that is likely cause even bigger troubles: He had business ties to the bin Laden family after 9/11.
Charles "Chas" Freeman, a former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, had business connections with the bin Laden family and their Saudi Binladin Group, a multi-billion dollar construction conglomerate founded by the father of Osama bin Laden. As chairman of Projects International, Inc., a company that develops international business deals, Mr. Freeman asserted in an interview with the Associated Press less than a month after September 11 that he was still "discussing proposals with the Bin Laden Group — and that won't change."

Also, Freeman's think tank Middle East Policy Council has raked in tens of $thousands per year from the bin Laden family. He opines that bin Laden is still "a very honored name" in Saudi Arabia, but the extent to which Osama's activities have alienated him from the rest of the family is highly disputable.

Freeman has established his liberal bona fides by denouncing America's successful antiterror policy, siding with Arabs against Israel, sympathizing with Jewish conspiracy crapola, publicly comparing W with Caligula, and donating $1,000 to Chairman Zero's campaign.

We have only just begun to pay the price for letting our country's worst enemies take over our government.

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Chas Freeman may soon take the helm of the NIC.

On a tip from Ashley R.



The Magic of Obamanomics

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:27 PM

Using the power of Obamanomics, Chairman Zero could seize half of your property and redistribute it to Henrietta Hughes without taxing you a penny. Here's how it works:

Say Group A works hard and has created $1 trillion in wealth out of nothing. Group B smokes crack and watches Oprah, and doesn't create any wealth at all. It receives food stamps, welfare, subsidized housing, et cetera, ad nauseam, but say Group B has no more wealth than it creates. If Chairman Zero wants to spread the wealth around so that both groups have the same amount, he doesn't have to take half a $trillion from Group A. All he needs to do is give Group B $1 trillion dollars that doesn't exist in the form of mortgage bailouts and stimulus packages.

Since the money doesn't exist, the government will have to print it. Instead of $1 trillion dollars, there is now $2 trillion that represents $1 trillion of actual wealth. By making money worth half as much, Obama has effectively seized half of what Group A worked to create.

But there's no reason Group B should settle for only half of the wealth. After all, it suffers oppression. This is why Obama is passing out more money than exists in the entire economy.

Just because Obama doesn't need to tax us doesn't mean that he won't. Taxes will be going up, because higher taxes are a form of social justice. But there will be tax cuts for some — namely, those who don't pay any taxes. Some of their welfare handouts will be renamed "tax rebates."

To paraphrase Tom Brokaw: Take that, America!



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:49 AM

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Via Air Farce One, on a tip from woewoe. Hat tip: Free Republic.



Community Activist Rapes 11-Year-Old

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:31 AM

Whereas some community activists get to rape the whole country, others have to settle for little kids.

A community activist who once ran for mayor of Erie [Pennsylvania] must be treated to determine if he's mentally competent for trial on charges he raped an 11-year-old girl.
Authorities say Rubin Swift, 34, raped the girl repeatedly in 2006 and 2007. He's also accused of insurance fraud for allegedly faking a stolen car report and trying to get medical benefits using bogus identification and medical records. …
A judge ordered the mental health treatment yesterday at the request of Swift's attorney.
Swift ran for mayor of Erie in 2004. He once raised money for the homeless by living in a plywood shanty in downtown Erie and walked to Washington, D.C. to protest high gasoline prices in 2004.

Swift might have angled for a presidential pardon from his fellow community activist. But Chairman Zero would consider his protesting high gas prices to be not too swift. So he's laying the groundwork for an insanity defense, which ought to work well for him, given his history of escaping from mental institutions.

Maybe Obama will use the same defense after the economy inevitably collapses as a result of his gargantuan Cloward-Piven spending spree. Or maybe the fools who voted for him will.

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If it were just tax evasion, Swift would qualify for a cabinet position.

On a tip from Name.



Profiles in Hypocrisy: Gavin Newsom

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:41 AM

While our civilization circles the drain as a result of the cultural corrosion and economic insanity they've imposed, liberals attempt to distract us with righteous crusades against make-believe menaces like bottled water, a favorite bugaboo of San Franfreakshow Mayor Gavim Newsom. But what's this?

This week, the City Insider spotted an almost empty case of bottled water in the back of Mayor Gavin Newsom's hybrid sport utility vehicle as it was parked in front of City Hall. At least one full bottle of Crystal Geyser Alpine Spring Water remained under the plastic covering.
This from the mayor who in June 2007 issued an executive order directing city government to no longer purchase bottled water, saying the containers clog landfills… Newsom, a former restaurateur, last year called on the restaurant industry to stop selling bottled water to customers and start serving local tap water instead.

We're told that the water "belonged to the mayor's security detail and wasn't purchased with city funds." Yet a mayoral spokesweenie confesses:

The mayor will be the first to admit that he occasionally indulges in bottled water. It's not something he's proud of.

But so long as we little people don't indulge in this vice, the planet will be okay.

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Maybe Newsom thought the mic was a bottle of water.

On a tip from CQM.



American Taxpayers Lavishly Reward Palestinians for Terrorist Rocket Attacks

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:11 AM

Not all of the mountains of money Obama is stealing from us, our children, and our grandchildren will be showered upon parasitical welfare queens like Henrietta Hughes. Remember when Palestinians ran phone banks from their terror nest, urging Americans to vote for BHO? This won't go unrewarded. First Obama declared he would spend a fortune of our money to import Palestinians to America so they can vote for him. Now this:

The United States plans to offer more than $900 million to help rebuild Gaza after Israel's invasion and to strengthen the Western-backed Palestinian Authority, U.S. officials said on Monday.

As usual, the injury to our already crippled economy is accompanied by an insult to our intelligence. According to an anonymous official:

This money is for Gaza and to help strengthen the Palestinian Authority. It is not going to go to Hamas.

You see, we're not giving the money to Hamas terrorists. We're giving it to the United Nations to give to Hamas terrorists, who control the Gaza Strip and obviously will be soaking up the fortunes the Democrats shovel into that cesspool. The Palestinian Authority in the West Bank isn't much better.

No wonder Palestinians won't stop firing rockets at Israeli population centers until they evoke a response. We are in effect paying them hundreds of $millions for doing it.

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Palestinians celebrating Obama's election. No wait, it was 9/11.

On tips from mega and Oiao.



WaPo Cowards Regret Their Lapse

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:45 AM

The cartoon below accompanied an article in the Washington Post about women being sexually aroused by watching apes have sex:

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But then WaPo realized that the cartoon is racist, and posted this apology to Al Sharpton et al.:

The magazine was printed before a widely publicized incident last week in which a chimpanzee attacked and badly mauled a woman in Stamford, Conn. In addition, the image and text inadvertently may conjure racial stereotypes that The Post does not countenance. We regret the lapse.

Unless they are confessing that they can't tell the difference between monkeys and blacks, WaPo's craven editors are attempting to forestall the sort of run-in with the race grievance industry the New York Post just experienced.

Our new era of "postracial politics" sure is a great time to be a race hustler. Sharpton has the establishment media snuffling his malodorous tail feathers without even having to ask.

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



The First But Not the Last

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:21 AM

Here's a sign of things to come:

The FBI now says a Minneapolis man may have been the first U.S. citizen to carry out a terrorist suicide bombing.
FBI Director Robert Mueller said Monday, Shirwa Ahmed, who killed himself in an attack in Somalia in October, was recruited in the United States, specifically in Minnesota.

The Minneapolis area has been so heavily colonized by Muslims from Somalia that it recently elected ultra-left Nation of Islam alumnus Keith Ellison to Congress. Mueller worries:

World politics often shape terrorist and criminal threats against the United States… A crisis in the horn of Africa may well have a ripple effect in Minneapolis.

This means that the next time a Twin City Mohammedan blows himself up, it could be at the Mall of America. Isn't multiculturalism exciting?



Henrietta Hughes, System-Milking Real Estate Mogul

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:06 AM

Henrietta Hughes is the personification of Obamunism in more ways than one. Not only is she a parasite who expects the government to give her whatever she wants for free, she is also an utter fraud:

During Obama's campaign to promote his stimulus package, he staged an event with a woman, Henrietta Hughes, who, as it turns out, appears to be anything but truly needy. Henrietta was given an audience with Obama to beg for a home. When aid was provided via the offer of free rent by an opportunistic politician, the liberal press spouted that Henrietta was actually given a free home and implied it came from Obama. The lie has propagated through the liberal media and, quite honestly, it nauseated us because it was so obviously staged and such a distorted lie. Well, as it turns out, the lie didn't end there. …
It appears that the desperate homeless woman owns real estate she shifted into the name of her son to avoid taxes and acquire government aid. Apparently, Henrietta is the teacher and Tom Daschle is just a student. Henrietta also apparently sold real estate at a significant profit in 2005. Henrietta has now become the poster child the Democrats wish to use to justify the massive expense of helping the chronically unemployed, not-so-needy and not-at-all-homeless.

To add insult to injury, when Chairman Zero steals $billions from us, our children, and our grandchildren to shower upon the Henrietta Hugheses of the world, we're asked to believe it's a "stimulus" that will help the economy.

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Slavery reinstated: you work so that she doesn't have to.

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



How Hollyweird's Voice of God Got Chairman Zero in the White House

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:42 AM

Hollyweird gave its all to install Chairman Zero in the White House, but James Earl Jones likes to think he did more than most. Supposedly Tinseltown casting him and fellow black actor Morgan Freeman as God paved the way for our Affirmative Action messiah.

In addition to providing the voice of God in movies and commercials, Jones is famous for recording the King James version of the Bible. More appropriately, he's also famous as the voice of Darth Vader.

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On a tip from Wiggins.



Army Officer Sues to See BHO's Birth Certificate

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:24 AM

No wonder Obama has plans to create his own Gestapo-style domestic army with a budget as large as the military. The imposition of socialism hasn't even required him to order soldiers to fire on fellow Americans yet, and already there is dissent in the ranks. As an Army officer, Scott Easterling is required to follow orders from a sitting president — so he insists on knowing whether Obama is qualified to hold the post.

Normally candidates are vetted by the media. But since Obama was effectively installed by the media, he managed to evade this unpleasantness, to such an extent that we still don't know for sure that he was born in this country, since he won't release a vault copy birth certificate. If he was born in Kenya as African relatives have claimed, he is not eligible to be President, per the Constitution. Easterling has taken the matter to court, so that he can know that when he faces terrorist bullets in Iraq, he's doing it on orders passed down from a legitimate authority.

Obama's version of "transparency" isn't inspiring the loyalty he will need to stay in the saddle when his suicidal economic policies lead to social unrest.

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Obama learns people still want to see his birth certificate. Via Caption This!

On a tip from Conan.



February 23, 2009

How Democrats Brought Down the American Economy

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:58 PM

Because we will no doubt be told for the next decade that the ongoing financial collapse is somehow the fault of W and the Republicans, we could never remind ourselves too often of who really caused the subprime crisis that set it off, and who tried to stop it:



It's beginning to look like Affirmative Action shouldn't be applied to mortgages after all — or to choosing our political leadership.

On tips from SK.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:29 AM

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Compliments of Stephen H.



Bill Moyers, Hypocrisy Incarnate

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:22 AM

Even at coercively funded PBS, no one crawls with their belly lower to the ground than moonbat propagandist Bill Moyers, the utterly unhinged liberal twit who as noted earlier has furtively raked in over $20 million of taxpayer money through the malignancy known as public broadcasting. Moyers was a top thug in the same LBJ administration that featured anti-American gadfly Ramsey Clark as Attorney General, orchestrating the disgraceful 1964 campaign against Barry Goldwater. The Wall Street Journal highlights some new revelations regarding his relationship with J. Edgar Hoover in those days:

Under the Freedom of Information Act, the Washington Post has obtained a few of the former FBI director's secret files. According to a Thursday front-page story, Hoover was "consumed" with exposing a (nonexistent) relationship between a gay photographer and Jack Valenti, the late film industry lobbyist who was then an aide to Lyndon Johnson. Hoover's M.O. was to amass incriminating personal information as political blackmail.
But as the Post reports in passing, the dossier also reveals that Mr. Moyers — then a special assistant to LBJ — requested in 1964 that Hoover's G-men "investigate two other administration figures who were 'suspected as having homosexual tendencies.'"
This isn't the first time Mr. Moyers's name has come up in connection with Hoover's abuse of office. When Laurence Silberman, now a federal appeals judge, was acting Attorney General in 1975, he was obliged to read Hoover's secret files in their entirety in preparation for testimony before Congress — and as far as we know remains one of the only living officials to have done so. "It was the single worst experience of my long governmental service," he wrote in these pages in 2005.
Amid "bits of dirt on figures such as Martin Luther King," Judge Silberman found a 1964 memo from Mr. Moyers directing Hoover's agents to investigate Barry Goldwater's campaign staff for evidence of homosexual activity. A few weeks before, an LBJ aide named Walter Jenkins had been arrested in a men's bathroom, and Mr. Silberman wrote that Mr. Moyers and his boss evidently wanted leverage in the event Goldwater tried to use the liaison against them. (He didn't, as it happened.)

Once again we see that right vs. left is really more a matter of high vs. low. The WSJ further notes:

Memories are short in Washington, and Mr. Moyers has gone on to promote himself as a political moralist, routinely sermonizing about what he claims are abuses of power by his ideological enemies. Since 9/11, he has been particularly intense in criticizing President Bush for his antiterror policies, such as warrantless wiretapping against al Qaeda.
Yet the historical record suggests that when Mr. Moyers was in a position of actual power, he was complicit in FBI dirt-digging against U.S. citizens solely for political purposes.

A devastating argument against socialized media can be made in two words: Bill Moyers.

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Your tax dollar at work.

On a tip from Varla.



The Entertainment Industry's Economic Policy, Journalism's Objective

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:49 AM

The ultra left's Gramscian strategy of establishing cultural hegemony by taking over the news media, academia, and the entertainment industry has been succeeding spectacularly. Bill Maher may be said to personify this appalling process, by which we have been stripped of our own culture by vermin who aim to destroy it. Friday night, he was on TV saying this:

If we killed two random, rich greedy pigs; blew them up at halftime at next year's Super Bowl. Or left them hanging on the big board at the New York Stock Exchange, you know, as a warning, with their balls in their mouths, I think it would really make everyone else sit up and take notice.

It could be Obama has finally found himself a Commerce Secretary.

On the same program, Chrystia Freeland of the Financial Times let slip her main journalistic objective:

It's important to prepare the ground for radical government action.

That sums up the purpose of the establishment media.

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Bill Maher has a message for America.

On a tip from V the K.



Shrillary Sells Out Tibet, Taiwan to Follow

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:22 AM

Not all potential casualties of Chairman Zero's disastrous regime are Americans. Some live on the other side of the world:

Amnesty International and a pro-Tibet group voiced shock Friday after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton vowed not to let human rights concerns hinder cooperation with China.
Paying her first visit to Asia as the top US diplomat, Clinton said the United States would continue to press China on long-standing US concerns over human rights such as its rule over Tibet.
"But our pressing on those issues can't interfere on the global economic crisis, the global climate change crisis and the security crisis," Clinton told reporters in Seoul just before leaving for Beijing.
T. Kumar of Amnesty International USA said the global rights lobby was "shocked and extremely disappointed" by Clinton's remarks.
"The United States is one of the only countries that can meaningfully stand up to China on human rights issues," he said.

But human rights play second fiddle to the manufactured or entirely fictional crises the current regime has already proven so adept at exploiting. When the Chicoms are done mopping up in Tibet, they will be heading for Taiwan. Who's going to stop them, Obama? Before he's done reducing our economy to ruins, we'll be no match for the Chinese anyway.

On a tip from mega.



Ice Fails to Melt, But Obama Still to Use Global Warming Hoax to Finish Off Economy

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:04 AM

Another blow to the global warming farce:

A glitch in satellite sensors caused scientists to underestimate the extent of Arctic sea ice by 500,000 square kilometers (193,000 square miles), a California- size area, the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center said.
The error, due to a problem called "sensor drift," began in early January and caused a slowly growing underestimation of sea ice extent until mid-February. That's when "puzzled readers" alerted the NSIDC about data showing ice-covered areas as stretches of open ocean, the Boulder, Colorado-based group said on its Web site. … The extent of Arctic sea ice is seen as a key measure of how rising temperatures are affecting the Earth.

It's good that someone is paying attention, rather than taking official propaganda at face value. We have reached the point in our slide toward totalitarianism where all data originating from the government is suspect, if not presumably false.

In light of the cold winters we've been having, it shouldn't be surprising that all the ice isn't melting after all. Nonetheless, the hoax is pressing full steam ahead. In the name of this fictional crisis, Obama will be imposing a cap-and-trade system to suppress harmless CO2 emissions. This is estimated to cost the American economy as much as $1.3 trillion over the next 21 years.

But at this point, what's another $trillion? We'll be burning US currency to heat our homes by the time we get Obama out of the White House.

On tips from Murff, Chad, Lyle, and Burning Hot. Hat tip: Gateway Pundit.



The Island of Doctor Moreau Revisited

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:37 AM

The moonbattery that has poisoned academia is leading us toward a nightmarish science fiction dystopia. As evidence, I present "All Together Now: Developmental and Ethical Considerations for Biologically Uplifting Nonhuman Animals," an article published in the Journal of Evolution and Technology. From the abstract:

As the potential for enhancement technologies migrates from the theoretical to the practical, a difficult and important decision will be imposed upon human civilization, namely the issue as to whether or not we are morally obligated to biologically enhance nonhuman animals and integrate them into human and posthuman society. … Through the application of Rawlsian moral frameworks, and in consideration of the acknowledgement of legally recognized nonhuman persons, it can be shown that the presence of uplift biotechnologies will represent a new primary good and will thus necessitate the inclusion of highly sapient nonhumans into what has traditionally been regarded as human society.

"Rawlsian" refers to moonbat navel-gazer John Rawls, who "revitalized the social-contract tradition, using it to articulate and defend a detailed vision of egalitarian liberalism."

Too bad Travis's estate won't be able to sue the cops for using excessive force, which no doubt it would in the future. But then, the "biologically enhanced" animals of the future may be able to hold off the police with machine guns.

Abortion is only the beginning of the horrors liberals have made possible by denying the fundamental difference between humans and animals.

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Enhanced animals will of course be eligible for food stamps.

On a tip from Matt L.



Hooligan Mob to Target Coal Plant

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:50 AM

Totalitarian regimes often require ostensibly independent action. An example would be the maniacal students who went wild during China's Cultural Revolution, inflicting violence on those deemed insufficiently fanatical in their devotion to communism. Similar tactics will be required to push through the global warming agenda, which will entail radically restricting our liberty and lowering our standard of living in the name of a "crisis" that does not exist.

Environmentalist demagogue Al Gore has been trying to egg on the sort of moonbat hooligans who riot at WTO conferences to attack power plants that use one of our most precious yet abundant resources, coal. His rallying cry has been heeded. Capitol Climate Action, planned for March 2, will protest the existence of a coal plant in DC. Participants are encouraged to impersonate normal Americans by wearing their "Sunday best" — meaning they will make every effort to find matching shoes.

Leftists target coal not because it oppresses the polar bears, but because it produces 56% of our electricity. The only viable alternatives are oil — which we must import mostly from hostile regimes because Democrats severely restrict drilling in our own country — and nuclear — which liberals also resist tooth and nail.

Not even Al Gore thinks windmills and pixie dust can meet our energy needs. The idea is to cripple the economy and make us helpless, the better to soften us up for socialism.

Here's global warming profiteer James Hansen — a known fraud who nonetheless holds a top position in the federal bureaucracy — encouraging punks to use strong-arm tactics to advance the government's goal of banning coal:

The protest will be pure theater; these totalitarians are not protesting against the government, but on its behalf against what remains of our freedom. If you doubt Chairman Zero is on the same page, here he is promising to exploit the global warming farce to bankrupt coal plants:

Before long you'll flip the switch and the lights won't come on. You'll know whom to thank.

On a tip from Dave K.



February 22, 2009

Obama Wish List

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:57 AM

On a tip from Rob Banks.



Blowing Holes in Bambi

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:53 AM

A response to Robert Gibbs's lame attempt to attack countermoonbat Rick Santelli and to defend Chairman Zero's indefensible mortgage bailout:

On a tip from Al C.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:30 AM

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On a tip from Rob Banks.



Race Ideology Used to Prevent Children From Excelling

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:22 AM

When socialist utopia is attained, we will all be as equal to each other as a box full of nails. However, some students violate the precepts of social justice by being intelligent and by striving to succeed. Ambitious middle school children have been signing up for high school classes as a way to achieve their potential…

But the nation's foremost scholars in middle-school education are worried the fast-growing trend is leaving minority children behind. They also question whether the practice is legal because, nationwide, it has tended to result in students being segregated by race.

Here we see why their obsession with race is so important to the moonbat totalitarians who dream of imposing absolute equality. You can't be allowed to achieve anything more that the laziest moron, because if you do, that would be racist. Any nail that stands out will be hammered down in the name of political correctness.

How else to create an entire nation of Henrietta Hugheses, who wouldn't dream of rebelling so long as their troughs are kept full of free slop?

Hat tip: Half Sigma, on a tip from V the K.



Transsexual Freakazoid Kills Elderly Husband

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:40 AM

Maybe it's not such a good idea to marry a girl who is actually a guy, even if he is 32 years younger than you are:

An Ohio transgender woman [sic] has pleaded guilty to reckless homicide for exercising her [sic] 73-year-old husband to death in an apartment complex swimming pool.
Middlefield police say surveillance video shows 41-year-old Christine Newton-John pulling James Mason around the pool by his arms and legs and preventing him from leaving. Mason had a heart attack on June 2 just after the extended swim session.

"Christine's" name used to be John Vallandingham. He faces up to a five whole years for killing Mason. Presumably he'll get to serve them in a women's prison.

On a tip from Burning Hot.



Slavery for Stability

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:02 AM

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We're being asked to make a similar trade — socialism for stability. Deals with the Devil don't tend to work out.

On a tip from Matt L.



February 21, 2009

ACORN Brownshirts Seize Homes Across the Country

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:40 AM

More on the militantly racist, communist thugs from ACORN, and their war on the concept of property:

The Porkulus package funnels $billions of our money to these goons, who will help ensure ACORN alumnus Obama's reelection with their nationwide voter fraud operations. These Bolsheviks are running the country now.

On a tip from Wiggins.



The RAT Board

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:55 AM

There was more to the atrocious "stimulus" package than hundreds of $billions of frivolous pork barrel spending that will leave generations of Americans in debt. It also advanced the liberal goals of putting the healthcare industry under direct federal control, and secretively repealing welfare reform so as to breed future generations of state-dependent Democrat voters. Better still for an administration that crawled out of the sewers of Chicago politics, it gives the White House tremendous leverage to squash corruption investigations. A furtive provision in the bill

creates something called the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board — the RAT Board, as it's known by the few insiders who are aware of it. The board would oversee the in-house watchdogs, known as inspectors general, whose job is to independently investigate allegations of wrongdoing at various federal agencies, without fear of interference by political appointees or the White House.
In the name of accountability and transparency, Congress has given the RAT Board the authority to ask "that an inspector general conduct or refrain from conducting an audit or investigation." If the inspector general doesn't want to follow the wishes of the RAT Board, he'll have to write a report explaining his decision to the board, as well as to the head of his agency (from whom he is supposedly independent) and to Congress. In the end, a determined inspector general can probably get his way, but only after jumping through bureaucratic hoops that will inevitably make him hesitate to go forward.
When Iowa Republican Sen. Charles Grassley, a longtime champion of inspectors general, read the words "conduct or refrain from conducting," alarm bells went off. The language means that the board — whose chairman will be appointed by the president — can reach deep inside a federal agency and tell an inspector general to lay off some particularly sensitive subject. Or, conversely, it can tell the inspector general to go after a tempting political target.

Grassley was a member of the House-Senate conference committee. Yet he only learned of the RAT provision buried deep in the 1,073 pages of wasteful spending when he was tipped off by a worried inspector general. According to a Democrat Senator, RAT was "something the Obama administration wanted included in this bill."

When he learned about RAT, Grassley wanted to voice his objections before the Senate. But there was no time; they had to hurry up and vote so that Nazi Pelousy could jet off to Europe — and so that no one would have time to read the bill.

This is what the Moonbat Messiah calls "transparency." Here he is explaining how it will be a "touchstone" of his regime:

On tips from The MaryHunter and Reuben C.



Terror Camps in the USA

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:53 AM

Somehow I doubt this is on Chairman Zero's radar screen:

The whole movie is available at Homegrown Jihad. More on Islamic terrorist training camps in the USA can be found at RBO.

On tips from Code3 and SK.



February 20, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:41 AM

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See here for more on one of these moonbat icons. On a tip from V the K.



Obama Takes Up Truth-Telling

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:34 AM

Chairman Zero had some surprisingly truthful things to say on signing the Porkzilla "stimulus" package, which will condemn generations of Americans to poverty by advancing socialism and crushing our economy under a mountain of frivolous debt.

According to President Pencilneck, the bill will inflict "real and lasting change for generations to come." True enough, since the wealth and freedom that have characterized America up to now are in long-term jeopardy.

More ominously, he proclaimed that his signing this knife to the gut of our economic system "does mark the beginning of the end."

Unless he and the radicals running Congress are stopped soon, this statement will prove to be true for the last best hope of earth.

On a tip from Burning Hot.



ACORN Thugs Now Breaking Into and Seizing Homes

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:04 AM

We are following more closely in the footsteps of Zimbabwe than I thought. ACORN — the radical leftist group best known for its massive voter fraud operations — is now breaking into homes to seize control of them. Crows ACORN's Louis Beverly after goons broke the padlock on a home that had been foreclosed and was being remodeled:

This is our house now.

ACORN proudly asserts that it is engaging in similar criminal acts nationwide.

Without property rights, there are no rights at all. It's a short step from communists seizing a house that belongs to a bank to seizing the one that belongs to you.

Meanwhile, Obama has proclaimed that he will expropriate $75 billion from those of us who pay our bills and play by the rules, to pay the mortgages of those who don't — a superficially civilized way of doing just what ACORN is doing. But he must be familiar with ACORN's more physical tactics, having trained their shock troops.

The Porkulus heist will funnel $billions of our money into ACORN's pockets, ensuring that their thuggery will continue to escalate.

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On tips from Gregory of Yardale and J. Hat tip: Michelle Malkin.



Countermoonbat Santelli Backed by 93% of CNBC Viewers

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:58 AM

Despite the sneering response Rick Santelli got from his colleagues at CNBC for giving voice to those of us who are not ready to give up on America and succumb to socialism, currently 93% of viewers in left-leaning CNBC's own poll would like to join the "Chicago Tea Party" Santelli proposes as a protest against the Obama regime forcing us to give $billions upon $billions to people who took out mortgages they can't afford.

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The Soviet Union went out not with a bang but a whimper, but the same might not hold true for the USA. One month into this travesty of a presidency and the anger is already reaching explosive levels. We are still Americans, no matter what sort of socialist weasel the liberal fifth column has been able to install in the White House. Our country is worth fighting for.

On tips from navek and J.



Obama Disses Winston Churchill

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:03 AM

As if any further affirmation of the greatness of Winston Churchill were required, the cockroaches who have taken over the American government have effectively denounced his memory:

A bust of the former prime minister once voted the greatest Briton in history, which was loaned to George W Bush from the Government's art collection after the September 11 attacks, has now been formally handed back.
The bronze by Sir Jacob Epstein, worth hundreds of thousands of pounds if it were ever sold on the open market, enjoyed pride of place in the Oval Office during President Bush's tenure.
But when British officials offered to let Mr Obama to hang onto the bust for a further four years, the White House said: "Thanks, but no thanks."

To Americans, Churchill is the hero whose courageous leadership saved our sister Britain from Nazi conquest. To Obama, he is a pale-faced colonial oppressor.

Nothing could be more symbolic of the Obama Administration and what it means for our civilization.

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Greatness is gone now.

On a tip from The MaryHunter.



EPA to Start Regulating All Human Activity

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:38 AM

If you think the economy is in trouble now, wait until the effects of this insanity hits your wallet:

The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to act for the first time to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that scientists blame for the warming of the planet, according to top Obama administration officials.
The decision, which most likely would play out in stages over a period of months, would have a profound impact on transportation, manufacturing costs and how utilities generate power. It could accelerate the progress of energy and climate change legislation in Congress and form a basis for the United States' negotiating position at United Nations climate talks set for December in Copenhagen.

Carbon dioxide is an essential element of our atmosphere that plants need to live, and that is generated by all human activity, including breathing. There is no evidence that it causes the natural and inevitable process of climate fluctuation. But by pretending that it is harmful to the planet, the government has established that literally everything we do is bad and subject to suppressive legislation. The negative consequences for our economy — not to mention our liberty — could not be overstated.

Unless we revolt against the leftist lunatics who are imposing this bizarre new form of totalitarianism, America will soon be reduced to sub–Third World living standards. This might be a good time to look into immigrating to communist China — for the freedom to generate wealth.

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Slamming the brakes on civilization will supposedly benefit the polar bears.

On tips from Matt L, Gregory of Yardale, J, and Burning Hot.



Anti-Obama Sign Confiscated by Cops

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:13 AM

The word "abort" means to terminate before completion. However, in the context of pregnancy, it's used as a euphemism for murdering a child before it is born. Unfortunately for Chip Harrison of Oklahoma City, some agents of our ubiquitous government get the meanings mixed up, as when police officers confiscated a sign from his car reading "Abort Obama Not the Unborn," on the grounds that it was supposedly a threat to the life of Chairman Zero.

As Harrison explains, "Abort Obama" means get him out of office before he can finish destroying the country. Being a Christian, he doesn't endorse abortion in the sense of murdering people. In Obama's case, it would make for an extremely late-term abortion, since he is already an adolescent.

Police admitted they got carried away; nonetheless, the Secret Service showed up at Harrison's house to look around and make sure he isn't "part of any hate groups." This is why you should always keep pro-life literature hidden under the floorboards.

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Luckily for Obama, it's too late to abort him in the homicidal sense.

On tips from J, Conservigilant, nancz, Wiggins, Ryan N, Vernon M, and Burning Hot.



February 19, 2009

What's in a Name?

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:20 PM

It just keeps on happening. Now Yahoo makes the Freudian slip that defines a presidency:

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Chairman Zero would still be a junior Senate backbencher if he didn't have a name with such visceral subconscious appeal for the Democrat base. But the real Osama never dreamed of doing the damage to this country President Pencilneck has already set underway.

On a tip from Burning Hot.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:20 AM

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Chairman Zero is welcomed to the Valley of the Sun. Via Michelle Malkin, on a tip from Burning Hot.



Hopey Change Won't Help MSNBC's Ratings

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:58 AM

The rise of the Moonbat Messiah is bad news for everyone — even the left-wing propagandists who put him in power. From the Western Center for Journalism:

You won't hear executives at MSNBC chanting "yes we can." The network that they cobbled together as a TV version of the left-wing screed Air America is in the ratings dumper. Advertising dollars that have never been easy are getting thinner. …
Keith Olbermann may need to go back to sports. MSNBC is in big trouble without Bush to bash. Olbermann, Rachel Maddow and even Chris Matthews have filled their shows with nothing but anti-Bush hysteria for the last year. Now that their punching bag-in-chief has left Washington, they are lost.

Chris Matthews famously yelped that he gets a thrill up his leg whenever Chairman Zero reads a teleprompter, and considers it his job to ensure the success of the new regime. But he clearly considered it his job to ensure the failure of the Bush Administration, which he mocked and insulted relentlessly.

Co-cockroach Keith Olbermann's Bush Derangement Syndrome is arguably severe enough to justify institutionalization. As an example, he tried to get viewers to believe that Pat Tillman was not killed by friendly fire, but murdered on W's behalf.

Another commentator who loves to hate Bush, liberal activist Rachel Maddow, said on her show following [Bush's] farewell address, "this is the start of the part where we don't have President Bush to kick around anymore… there can be no promise that we won't be compelled to try to keep on with the kicking around." She spoke with the caption, "goodbye and good riddance," situated behind her. She then proceeded to kick Bush around for ten minutes straight, blaming him for everything from Katrina, 9/11, the existence of Hamas, the recession, and "two worthless wars." She had practically filled her show with anti-Bush rants and guests. After January 20, she has struggled to find new material.

Call it the lunatic left's answer to "fair and balanced." The network is staffed by such childish and unprofessional moonbats that switching from their 24-hour version of the Two Minutes Hate to reporting factual news is out of the question.

Presumably they'll devote the next four years to nibbling cuticles from Chairman Zero's toes. When advertising drops off to nothing, they'll be well positioned for a bailout.

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Make that "The Power of Hopey Change."

On a tip from Murff.



Free Housing for Drunken Bums

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:21 AM

For alcoholic derelicts who don't find San Francisco to their taste, Rochester, Minnesota could be a nice place to settle:

A housing project for homeless chronic alcoholics is being planned at the Olmsted County government campus in east Rochester, near the Fuad Mansour youth soccer complex.

The location will be particularly convenient for degenerates who augment their drunkenness with pedophilia. The center will be a "wet house" — which means residents won't have to hide their bottles.

The tab of $200,000 per unit will be picked up by you. A bureaucrat explains why $millions should be wasted on this depraved project:

We can take it and do our best to spend it here, or let them spend it in South Dakota or Wisconsin.

Government "stimulus" has its own logic.

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Kids playing soccer in Rochester will soon have some new fans.

On a tip from butlerj.



Develop Your Democrat Skill Set

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:51 AM

Even in Hopey-Change America, it's still important to have skills; you just need different skills. There's a slave class that works and a master class that reaps the benefits. If you want to belong to the latter, you need to know how to snivel, whine, and wallow in self-pity.

The new regime is sponsoring a contest to spur development of this crucial skill set. Submit your sob story here, and if it's sufficiently pathetic, maybe Chairman Zero will read it off a teleprompter at a spontaneous town meeting, as the audience coos and weeps.

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On a tip from mega.



Big Brother Is Watching — But Don't You Dare Watch Back

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:30 AM

Similarities between Britain and the Soviet Union become more striking by the day. It is now a criminal offense to take a photograph of a police officer. As for citizens…

There are more than four million CCTV cameras in the UK, the largest number in the world. Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras follow our every car journey, and officers are now routinely deployed at major public gatherings with cameras on their helmets.
Police are even beginning to insist that pubs — as a condition of being granted a licence — install CCTV cameras to watch their regulars having a drink.
Indeed, some pubs are even being told to ban their customers from wearing hats, in case it makes identification by these cameras more difficult — thus the extraordinary situation of Yorkshiremen being told it is no longer acceptable to wear a flat cap to their local pub!

The new law against taking pictures of bobbies is being justified on counterterrorism grounds. But it could have other uses.

There's also the not inconsiderable fact it will make it very hard for Press photographers to record legitimate protests, given the heavy presence of police on the streets at any modern day rally. It will also prevent those protesters who fear heavy-handed tactics from filming the police's response, as is currently common place.

Violators face up to 10 years in jail. In contrast, the punishment for being a real terrorist is having the tabloids cluck their tongues in disapproval when you go out to spend your welfare check.

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Officer! Arrest yourself at once!

On a tip from mandy.



Racist Pro-Terrorist Attorney General Calls America a "Nation of Cowards"

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:47 AM

Our skeevy pro-terrorist Attorney General, who like the President owes his position in part to being black, has denounced the country over which his gang of racist Marxists now rules as "essentially a nation of cowards" on racial matters.

Eric Holder doesn't like it that we "self-segregate." Birds of a feather flocking together is evidently a problem to be solved by our ubiquitous government. Holder says the Justice Department has a special responsibility to help drive the liberal race agenda. Maybe he'll push for a law requiring that if four people are in a car or at a table, at least two of them have to be black, like in TV commercials.

Unhinged ideologues like Holder are now running the country they think of as belonging to the hated white man who handed them their positions out of condescending political correctness. If he's right that we're cowards about race, we're about to pay a price for it.

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Presiding over a "nation of cowards."

On tips from Conservigilant, mega, Matt L, and Montag. Hat tip: Hot Air.



Out Comes the Race Card to Defuse Porkulus Opposition

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:09 AM

As we might have expected, opposition to Chairman 0's Marxist policies is being depicted as "racist." Check out this cartoon from yesterday's New York Post:

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The reference is to Travis the psycho chimp — and to The Anointed One, if Al Sharpton is to be believed. For some reason, whenever a monkey is referred to, Sharpton et al. think people are talking about them. Screeches Barbara Ciara, president of the National Association of Black Journalists:

How could the Post let this cartoon pass as satire? To compare the nation's first African-American commander in chief to a dead chimpanzee is nothing short of racist drivel.

Ethnically correct New York State Senator Eric Adams has started gibbering about lynching.

Never mind that the Porkzilla outrage was pushed by BHO but written by his fellow travelers in Congress. If the chimp represented anyone in particular, it would Nazi Pelousy.

But the liberal establishment's reflexes are well-honed. Racism is everywhere, because when they play the race card, they win.

On tips from Al Sharptongue, hiram, Conservigilant, and Darth T.



February 18, 2009

Ultimate Challenge

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:52 PM

Anyone who can watch this video start to finish without tossing their cookies deserves to have a Presidential Medal of Moonbattery pinned on by BHO himself:

On a tip from J.



The Money Hole

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:27 PM

Some people think The Onion is parody. Actually, it's run by a team of psychics. Here they predicted the "stimulus" package:

On a tip from Lyle.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:36 AM

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From yesterday's anti-Porkulus protest in Denver, compliments of El Marco.



Bloomberg: NYC Faces Cataclysmic Doom

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:24 AM

As if killer bees and Y2K weren't bad enough, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is now screeching that his city will soon be underwater due to the imaginary global warming crisis:

Water levels around New York City could rise by 2 feet or more in the coming decades and average temperatures will likely go up 4 to 7.5 degrees, according to a report released today by a panel of scientists convened by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The city must adapt to global warming or risk having to rebuild facilities after flooding, Bloomberg said in releasing the report by the New York City Panel on Climate Change. …
The New York City report, which was funded by a $350,000 grant from the [left-wing] Rockefeller Foundation, predicts that sea levels will rise by 12 to 23 inches and possibly more by the end of the century. Accelerated ice melt in Greenland and Antarctica could mean that sea levels will rise as much as 41 to 55 inches, the report says.

Let me guess: this disaster can only be forestalled through yet higher taxes and still more suffocating regulations, which coincidentally benefit no one but authoritarian bureauweenies like Michael Bloomberg.

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Note to Bloomie: Hollyweird crapola is not real.

On a tip from Wiggins.



A Tax on Each Toilet Flush

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:06 AM

The flaky environmentalism fad has been a huge boon to government, which can use it to justify greedy levels of taxation on every last aspect of human existence. Now comes a tax on flushing your toilet in Australia. Enthuses Adelaide University Water Management Professor Mike Young:

Some people may go as far as not flushing their toilet as often because the less sewage you produce, the less sewage rate you pay.

Won't that smell wonderful? When people get tired of wearing clothespins on their noses and finally flush, the government gets to gobble a little more wealth.

The idea must have been inspired by complaints of Big Brother flushing our money down the toilet.

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On a tip from mega.



Chairman Zero Confused With Jesus Again

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:43 AM

The creepy Cult of the Obamessiah has spread all the way to Southeast Asia. A church billboard in Singapore:

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We are living in a sick parody of reality.

On a tip from mandible claw.

Update:

The word from Singapore is that this sign is actually a rebuke of Obamamites, and not a tasteless example of their astounding capacity for self-parody. You need to read the whole sign, which you can't do in the picture. On a tip from Terrence K.



Bushfire Arsonist Worships Mother Earth

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:34 AM

This should be surprising, but isn't at all. A sociopath responsible for deliberately setting one of the bushfires that have been devastating Australia appears to be an environmentalist.

Brendan Sokaluk, 39 of Churchill was named after a Victorian court lifted a suppression order allowing him to be named by the media.
Sokaluk has been charged with arson causing death, lighting a bushfire and one count of possessing child pornography. The Churchill fire he is alleged to have started burnt out more than 30,000 hectares and killed 21 people.
Sokaluk maintains a MySpace page that given what he has done is spooky. … The page is scattered with appalling spelling, suggesting that Sokaluk may have been illiterate, or had suffered a learning disability.

Or that he's a moonbat.

In the hero section, Sokaluk writes "my heroe [sic] is mother earth with out her we all would be dead."

No doubt Mother Earth appreciates his efforts to finally clean up some of the dead wood that his fellow envirowackos wouldn't allow to be cleared, thus causing the fires to become so massive.

On a tip from Burning Hot.



Islamofascism by Increments

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:17 AM

They say if you put a frog in a pot and bring it slowly to a boil, it will fail to jump out to safety, unable to perceive the incremental rise in temperature. Until recently, Marxists used this concept as a guide to imposing socialism on America, although they have recently grown arrogant enough to slam a lid on the pot and crank the heat up. Muslims, on the other hand, are still imposing their will by increments:

A former FBI special agent told law enforcement and Homeland Security personnel that a network of Islamic organizations are working to incrementally implement Islamic law in the United States.
During a presentation at the Bedford County Emergency Management Agency, former FBI agent John Guandolo briefed members about groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood, which he claims is working with other Islamic groups to slowly implement Shariah, also known as Islamic law, which encompasses all areas of life.…
"They're having great success of implementing Shariah law, I could give you a thousand examples," Guandolo said.
He said small concessions like installing foot baths, and colleges forced to have separate swimming times for Islamic men and women so not to offend Muslims, are other parts of the strategy.
But Guandolo said that federal leadership is reluctant to act against these Islamic organizations due to political correctness and the threats of lawsuits.
He said that Muslim groups will demand concessions on matters by saying, "You have to do this; you have to do this or I will be offended."

Absurdly, the strategy works. There aren't that many Muslims in the USA, but there aren't that many communists either, yet the Porkzilla bill driving a knife through the heart of economic freedom went through Washington like grease through a goose.

Guandolo now works with Stephen Coughlin "to advise leaders at the federal level and also brief local law enforcement about the Islamic threat at home." Coughlin used to be the Islamic Expert for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, but was fired for complaining that the leftist bureaucracy deliberately blocked his attempts to alert us to the tendrils of Islamofascism spreading through the country.

For a glimpse of where this is leading, look across the Atlantic, where the head of the Church of England triumphantly crows that shariah is coming to Britain.

On tips from Al C and Conservigilant.



Putin Warns Us Not to Sink Any Deeper Into Socialism

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:25 AM

Hopey Change has taken us down the rabbit hole and through the looking glass, into a Jabberwocky world where a Russian strongman warns America to preserve what's left of its economic liberty. Vladimir Putin at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland:

Although additional protectionism will prove inevitable during the crisis, all of us must display a sense of proportion.
Excessive intervention in economic activity and blind faith in the state's omnipotence is another possible mistake.
True, the state's increased role in times of crisis is a natural reaction to market setbacks. Instead of streamlining market mechanisms, some are tempted to expand state economic intervention to the greatest possible extent.
The concentration of surplus assets in the hands of the state is a negative aspect of anti-crisis measures in virtually every nation.
In the 20th century, the Soviet Union made the state's role absolute. In the long run, this made the Soviet economy totally uncompetitive. This lesson cost us dearly. I am sure nobody wants to see it repeated.

If Putin is so sure of that, he hasn't been studying up on the Cloward-Piven Marxists now in charge of our government.

He's right to worry on our behalf. As the Democrat campaign to replace liberty with socialism brings our economy down, the world economy is going with it.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit; on a tip from Gregory of Yardale.



SF Budgets to Be Cut, But Not for Bums or Illegals

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:49 AM

California's profligate spending has pushed government to the edge of bankruptcy, finally forcing some cuts in unnecessary services. In accordance with liberal "values," cuts will target those politically incorrect enough to provide their own shelter or speak English. From San Fransicko:

Mayor Newsom has asked the Department of Public Health to come up with $100 million in cuts to help the city bridge its $576 million budget deficit. And the Health Commission wants its say.
Today the group is expected to approve a three-page, single-spaced list of "Principles to Guide Budget Reductions" and is asking staff to explain how each cut jibes with the guidelines.
One section is a little controversial. The commission wants to prioritize services for "the homeless over the housed" and "those whose first language is not English."
Jim Illig, president of the commission, said it is essential that health programs for non-English speakers remain intact — even if it means services for English speakers are cut.

All animals are equal, but derelicts and the hordes of illegal aliens overwhelming California are more equal.

On a tip from V the K.



The Real Che Guevara

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:47 AM

In light of Hollyweird having excreted yet another hagiography of Fidel Castro's sociopathic executioner, Moonbattery is honored to present a guest editorial by Dr. Douglas Young, Professor of Political Science and History at Gainesville State College in Gainesville, Georgia:

Hollywood has dutifully churned out yet another cinematic agitprop paean to a leftist "martyr," this time Ernesto Guevara. So let's recall the real "Che" and try to discern why many supposedly democratic, civil libertarian liberals still swoon over this Stalinist mass-murderer.
The meticulous myth of Senor Guevara is of a handsome Argentine heroically helping Fidel Castro's guerrillas liberate Cuba from Fulgencio Batista's military dictatorship in 1959. Then he became a global revolutionary icon inspiring the downtrodden to rise up everywhere, even personally leading rebel warriors in the Congo before being executed doing the same in Bolivia in 1967. The (communist) party line says Che personifies the selfless humanitarian courageously fighting for "social justice." He's the Marxists' martyred Christ figure replete with pictures of his half-naked corpse riddled with bullet holes. And the classic poster of an angry young Guevara has scarred countless college dorm rooms for over 40 years, putting a face on the eternally young rebel for angry adolescents everywhere.
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Moonbat Pietà.
The real Guevara was a reckless bourgeois adrenaline-junkie seeking a place in history as a liberator of the oppressed. But this fanatic's vehicle of "liberation" was Stalinism, named for Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, murderer of well over 20 million of his own people. As one of Castro's top lieutenants, Che helped steer Cuba's revolutionary regime in a radically repressive direction. Soon after overthrowing Batista, Guevara choreographed the executions of hundreds of Batista officials without any fair trials. He thought nothing of summarily executing even fellow guerrillas suspected of disloyalty and shot one himself with no due process.
Che was a purist political fanatic who saw everything in stark black and white. Therefore he vociferously opposed freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly, protest, or any other rights not completely consistent with his North Korean-style communism. How many rock music-loving teens sporting Guevara t-shirts today know their hero supported Cuba's 1960s' repression of the genre? How many homosexual fans know he had gays jailed?
Did the Obama volunteers in that Texas campaign headquarters with Che's poster on the wall know that Guevara fervently opposed any free elections? How "progressive" is that?
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At Obama's Houston campaign office.
How socially just was it that Che was enraged when the Russians blinked during the 1962 Cuban missile crisis and withdrew their nuclear missiles from the island, thus averting a nuclear war? Guevara was such a zealous ideologue that he relished the specter of millions of Cuban lives sacrificed on the altar of communism, declaring Cuba "a people ready to sacrifice itself to nuclear arms, that its ashes might serve as a basis for new societies." Some humanitarian.
Che was a narcissist who boasted that "I have no house, wife, children, parents, or brothers; my friends are friends as long as they think like me, politically." This is a role model for today's "post-political" voters claiming we should get beyond partisanship?
Adding to the ridiculousness of the Che cult is that he was virtually a complete failure. As a medical doctor, he never even had a practice. When put in charge of the Cuban economy at the start of Castro's government, his uncompromising communist diktats ran it completely into the ground, from which it never recovered. Humiliated, and also angry that Castro wasn't fomenting enough revolution abroad, he then tried to lead such quixotic adventures in Argentina, the Congo, and Bolivia, failing miserably everywhere while sacrificing the lives of scores of naive, idealistic young followers as deluded pawns in the service of his personality cult.
Another reason he fled Cuba in the mid-1960s was the complete mess he made of his private life. Though he preached sexual purity to his colleagues, he was a shameless adulterer who abandoned two wives and many children, some legitimate, others not. As a grandson put it, "he was never home." The public Che who supposedly had such great love for humanity privately couldn't stand most folks.
Guevara's promiscuous communist adventurism was the pattern of a terminal adolescent running away from his problems to get caught up in some heroic crusade against his eternal bete noir, "Yankee imperialism."
So why do so many well-heeled American libs still admire this thug? Are the young simply ignorant of his execrable record and drawn to the image of the dashing young rebel? Do older progressives feel guilt for their free market prosperity, and showing solidarity with Che absolves them? Do hippies-turned-yuppies get nostalgic for their youthful protests and rationalize that the symbolism of Che as a "social reformer" eclipses his actual horrific human rights record? And are some American Guevaraistas truly dangerous leftists who seek to emulate their icon and destroy our free, democratic, capitalist society? Ask that guy wearing the Che t-shirt.
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February 17, 2009

Save the Earth: Ban Water

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:58 PM

This Penn & Teller classic is good for another round of laughs:

On a tip from mandible claw.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:53 PM

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Obamunists unwittingly indicate the economic benefit of the "stimulus" package. On a tip from J.



Free Fall

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:39 PM

The Dow responds to Chairman Zero signing the economic suicide pact that the media insists on referring to as a "stimulus" package:

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Every time this Marxist uncaps his pen or opens his mouth, $billions of wealth are erased on the stock market. His election may surpass the Civil War to become the most expensive disaster in American history.

Compliments of Matt L.



An Ominous Knifing in China

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:06 AM

Dissident Chinese blogger Xu Lia has been knifed:

Xu Lai, the writer behind Pro-State in Flames, was speaking at the One Way Street bookshop in Beijing on Saturday afternoon when he was attacked, the Southern Metropolis Daily reported. He had been speaking for a couple of hours and was answering questions when a fracas erupted.
His wife said that two men forced Xu Lai into the men's toilet. She chased after them and found that one was holding a vegetable knife and the other a dagger. The men escaped, leaving Xu Lai on the ground with a cut to his stomach.

Why would anyone want to stab Xu Lai?

Mr Xu is famous for his biting and often sarcastic style in commenting on social and political issues. … His blog is believed to carry many entries penned by other contributors.
Blogs are extremely popular in China, where newspapers are heavily censored. Cyberspace police patrol the internet, swiftly closing sites deemed too risqué, but they remain the most important medium for self-expression in China.

Cristy Li is right to wonder what the Chinese government might know about the stabbing. As she notes, the Chicoms have been cracking down on free speech online. She also notes that our current crop of power-drunk Democrats aren't fans of free speech either, as demonstrated by their increasingly open plans to censor conservative radio, and asks,

Can the Internet be far away? How long will it be before Dems in Congress take a page from China and begin blocking access to websites they don't approve of?

Henry "Phantom of the Congress" Waxman answers her questions:

Senior FCC staff working for acting Federal Communications Commissioner Michael Copps held meetings last week with policy and legislative advisers to House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman to discuss ways the committee can create openings for the FCC to put in place a form of the "Fairness Doctrine" without actually calling it such.
Waxman is also interested, say sources, in looking at how the Internet is being used for content and free speech purposes. … Copps has been a supporter of putting in place policies that would allow the federal government to have greater oversight over the content that TV and radio stations broadcast to the public, and both the FCC and Waxman are looking to licensing and renewal of licensing as a means of enforcing "Fairness Doctrine" type policies without actually using the hot-button term "Fairness Doctrine." …
The House Energy and Commerce Committee is also looking at how it can put in place policies that would allow it greater oversight of the Internet. "Internet radio is becoming a big deal, and we're seeing that some web sites are able to control traffic and information…," says one committee staffer. "We're at very early stages on this, but the chairman has made it clear that oversight of the Internet is one of his top priorities."

A Democrat committee member illustrates why you should never ever take government cheese, even on the rare occasions that it tastes good:

Thanks to the stimulus package, we've established that broadband networks — the Internet — are critical, national infrastructure. We think that gives us an opening to look at what runs over that critical infrastructure.

That is, the Internet belongs to Big Brother, so Big Brother will determine what can be said over it.

In typical Orwellian style, liberals funded by the sinister George Soros are pretending that their radio/Internet censorship plans are the opposite of censorship:

Also involved in "brainstorming" on [the] Fairness Doctrine and online monitoring has been the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank, which has published studies pressing for the Fairness Doctrine, as well as the radical MoveOn.org, which has been speaking to committee staff about policies that would allow them to use their five to six million person database to mobilize complaints against radio, TV or online entities they perceive to be limiting free speech or limiting opinion.

If pulling the plug on Rush and Drudge doesn't silence opposition, it shouldn't be hard to find Obamunist thugs willing to pull a knife in the men's room.

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Xu Lai may have paid the price for blogging in a country run by leftists.

On tips from Cristy Li and Cheetah. Hat tip: Free Republic.



Global Warming Gastronomic Guilt Meter

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:05 AM

Since global warming is not real, there's no reason your lunch couldn't be the cause of it. To see just how much harm your hamburger will inflict on the put-upon polar bears, check out the Eat Low Carbon Diet Calculator, which adds up the CO2 demerits you earn by eating.

It's the moonbat equivalent of a calculator that determines how many angels can dance on the head of a pin, with of course plenty of neurotic guilt thrown in. Once again we see that no one could outdo liberals when it comes to creating parodies of the liberal point of view.

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Incredibly, this appears to be on the level.

On a tip from suitepotato.



Children Taught to Pray to Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:45 AM

In a brainwashing project that ought to tug on liberal heartstrings, schoolchildren have been encouraged to address prayers to Chairman Zero. A touching example:

I would appreciate it if you would try to make this a greener planet and try to bring home the troops and end the war. I am very luckey because I am not part of a military family, but it saddens me to hear about all the people who die in Iraque and know that somewhere In the world people are greiving over a lost family member.

It looks like our public schools are succeeding in their mission of cranking out a new generation of Democrats.

Here's one in the spirit of famous Obamamites Henrietta Hughes and Julio the Beggar:

Dear Mr. Obama. Please Make it rain candy!

Behind the project is the NEA, the bloated, hard left teachers union that can be sure the Moonbat Messiah will answer all its Marxist prayers.

USA Today could hardly contain its gushing tone in reporting this nauseating story, which triumphantly concludes:

Another child drew Obama as the "new sunrise of America." One made Earth and labeled it "Obamaland," and still another created the president's face as half dark and half light skin tones with the words: "United We Are One."
Sasha's drawing is an all-green globe. Her enthusiasm for Obama and his ability to get the job done speaks volumes: "I just think he's really, really awesome."

Helen Thomas wouldn't lay on her makeup this heavily.

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Another Obamamite rolls down the NEA's assembly line.

On a tip from MP.



Obama Anagrams

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:13 AM

What's in a name? Via Free Republic, here are some of the names found in "President Obama" using an anagram generator:

It Namedrops Abe
Snob Made Pirate
A Tribesman Dope
A TARP Monies Bed
Diaper Men Boast
A Pained Mobster
Snob Team Diaper
Bandmaster Opie
Inert Samba Dope

On a tip from Burning Hot.



Animals Aren't People After All

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:40 AM

According to his owners, a chimpanzee named Travis

was toilet trained, dressed himself, took his own bath, ate at the table and drank wine from a stemmed glass. He also brushed his teeth using a Water Pik, logged onto the computer to look at pictures, and watched television using the remote control.

But despite his sophisticated ways, Travis has come to a bad end.

An out-of-control pet chimpanzee attacked a woman inside a Stamford home, police said. The animal severely tore up the 55-year-old woman's face. She was taken to Stamford Hospital with very severe wounds. She was in critical condition. The 200-pound ape was named Travis. The victim was a guest of Travis's owners, who called police after the attack, according to the AP.
A source told Fox 5's Lisa Evers that Travis may have been rattled and didn't recognize the victim because she had changed her hair color.
When police arrived, the chimp went after the officers. He opened a police car's door and cornered an officer, who shot the ape numerous times.
Travis retreated to the house and died of his wounds.

There's a lesson in this story somewhere.

On tips from Wiggins and nancz.



Taking the Adult Out of Adult Beverages

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:18 AM

According to the Nanny State, there could be no such thing as an adult beverage, because we are all children to be supervised closely. In "Live Free or Die" New Hampshire, a new law has been proposed that would prevent restaurants from serving more than one drink per hour and four drinks per sitting to a customer.

Courts will soon rule on whether the clock starts when you order the drink or when you're served, and whether it counts as a new sitting if you move to a different table.

Next will come regulations to ensure that you don't swallow your drink too quickly.

On a tip from V the K.



Obama Coins as Fake as the Moonbat Messiah

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:09 AM

Bad news for Obamorabila collectors:

You may have seen the commercial where Montel Williams hawks some goofy collectible coins with President Obama's face IN FULL COLOR OMG. If you were planning on ordering some, though, watch this video from KATU 2 TV in Portland, Oregon first. A father and daughter bought the coins and discovered that they're just regular money with color stickers applied. One of the news anchors even comments that she could see the face on the coin through the sticker when she looked at it from the side.

But then, since they are tributes to Obama, the coins wouldn't be genuine if they weren't fake.

On a tip from Burning Hot.



Calendar of Events

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:48 AM

Today Chairman Zero is scheduled to sign the USA's economic death warrant in Denver at a cost of $30,000 to each American family. Anyone in the area who would rather spend their own money than have Big Government do it is invited to join Michelle Malkin on the west steps of the State Capitol at noon. Bring your own 4-foot-wide check for $30,000 made out to the looting parasites in Washington. More at Slapstick Politics.

Tomorrow The Anointed One will be at Dobson High School in Mesa to hype the porkulus outrage and bask in adulation. In the spirit of Julio the Beggar and Henrietta Hughes, protestors are encouraged to bring signs asking BHO for whatever handouts their hearts desire. More at KFYI.

Quietly accepting what liberals are doing to this country is not an option.



February 16, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:03 PM

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Compliments of Gary B.



Replacement Found for Nahoul the Terrorist Bee

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:08 PM

Palestinians have replaced Nahoul the Terrorist Bee, who in turn took the place of psychotic Mickey Mouse knockoff Farfour the Jew-Hating Rodent. With Chairman Zero spending millions of our dollars to import Palestinians, I wonder if this CAIR bear will be coming over:

Hat tips: Israellycool, Hot Air; on a tip from AC.



Bat-Faced Congresscreep: FDR Didn't Spend Enough

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:51 PM

These Marxist saboteurs really do plan to bankrupt the country à la Cloward-Piven. Here Rep. Henry Waxman of Beverly Hills explains that the reason the Depression dragged on until WWII stopped it is not that FDR paralyzed the economy with his ham-fisted socialism, but that he didn't spend enough:

It could never be enough. When Porkzilla flops, far from being chastised, Dems will demand we spend even more. The inevitable collapse could come before the 2010 elections.

On a tip from Kevin R.



Four Years Is a Long Time

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:24 PM

Great artwork by Hugh — seen here first, by the way.



Harry Potter and the Ziono-Hollyweird Conspiracy

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:11 PM

When it comes to ignorance and extravagant paranoia, even Keith Olbermann would be challenged to outdo Iranian propaganda:

On a tip from Wiggins.



Governmedia Sets Sights on Hamburgers

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:02 PM

Enjoy hamburgers while you can. The media proclaims that they cause global warming — inevitably a prelude to legal restrictions.

Hamburgers are allegedly the "Hummers of food" largely because of the environmental menace of bovine flatulence. Authorities have decided that livestock accounts for 18% of the greenhouse gas emissions that have made for such a sweltering winter. We are told that eating meat more than once a week is an unnecessary luxury that damages the planet. Also, we should stop consuming dairy products.

When our current government's Cloward-Piven economic policies reduce us to a diet of mush, at least we'll know it's for the good of the polar bears.

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Something else liberals want to take away from us.

On a tip from nancz.



Prince Charles Embarks on a 16,000-Mile Global Warming Crusade — By Private Jet

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:53 AM

With the situation looking so bleak for Western Civilization, we could all use a little laugh — so the Prince of Wales may be good for something after all. The latest chuckle from Charles:

Prince Charles was accused of hypocrisy last night for using a private jet on an 'environmental' tour of South America.
The prince will travel to the region next month in a visit costing an estimated £300,000 as part of his crusade against global warming.
He will use a luxury airliner to transport himself, the Duchess of Cornwall and a 14-strong entourage to Chile, Brazil and Ecuador on a 16,400-mile round trip.

Aides insist that Prince Chucklehead will offset his emissions — possibly meaning that the taxpayer will also be on the hook for a bottle of Beano.

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Prince Chuckles has an emissions problem.

On a tip from Burning Hot.



Paterson Secretly Showers Taxpayer Money on Staffers

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:37 AM

No wonder New York's unelected governor has to tax everything conceivable — even including porn downloads:

Gov. Paterson has secretly granted raises of as much as 46 percent to more than a dozen staffers at a time when he has asked 130,000 state workers to give up 3 percent pay hikes because of the state's fiscal crisis, The Post has learned.
The startling pay hikes, costing about $250,000 annually, were granted after the governor's "emergency" declaration in August of a looming fiscal crisis that required the state to cut spending and impose a "hard" hiring freeze.
One raise was approved as recently as last month — when Paterson claimed the budget deficit had reached an unprecedented $15.5 billion. …
Disclosure of the secret pay hikes comes as Paterson is under attack for spending well over $20,000 in state funds on a four-day stay for himself and several aides during President Obama's inaugural last month, and for planning a state-funded junket to Davos, Switzerland, which he canceled only after his plans became public.
Paterson, in his budget proposal outlined in December, demanded that state workers who belong to the Civil Service Employees Association and the Public Employee Federation forgo negotiated, 3 percent pay hikes that would kick in April 1 or face massive layoffs.

They say that just as capitalism is the unequal distribution of wealth, socialism is, as Winston Churchill put it, "the equal sharing of misery." But when it comes to Party insiders, George Orwell was correct that "some animals are more equal than others."

On tips from Jacob C and Wiggins.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:18 AM

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Sales to the New York Times must have been brisk on Valentine's Day. Via Kabuki Shojo, on a tip from Matt L.



Obama Spending $Millions to Import Palestinians

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:57 AM

Your tax dollar is hard at work, importing Palestinian victims of Israeli aggression so that we can set up our own Gaza Strips. From the office of the Moonbat Messiah:

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
By the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962 (the "Act"), as amended (22 U.S.C. 2601), I hereby determine, pursuant to section 2(c)(1) of the Act, that it is important to the national interest to furnish assistance under the Act in an amount not to exceed $20.3 million from the United States Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund for the purpose of meeting unexpected and urgent refugee and migration needs, including by contributions to international, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations and payment of administrative expenses of Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration of the Department of State, related to humanitarian needs of Palestinian refugees and conflict victims in Gaza.

If Palestinians would elect Hamas, they should be a highly reliable Democrat constituency — especially once they get their mouths on the teat of the recently supercharged welfare state. Why should Israelis have all the thrill and excitement of watching suicide bombers go off on crowded streets?

On a tip from Randy M.



RFC Radio

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:54 AM

The next step in the liberal march toward totalitarianism, after crushing our economy under unsustainable debt with the porkulus package, will be driving conservatives off the radio. Fortunately we will still have the Internet, where new venues for countermoonbattery appear every day. For example, RFC Radio launches today at noon Eastern.

Here's how the folks at RFC describe themselves:

We are the biggest, baddest Liberty-minded Internet radio station on the planet. We've got 24/7 streaming News, Rock and Talk. Listen while you browse our website, surf the 'net, check email, clean your gun, write an angry letter to your congressman, or blog on your own conservative or libertarian site.
Our Mission is to Rock!! and "boost the signal" in and between conservative and libertarian camps. We also aim to bust the Rich/Boring/Grumpy/Old White Men conservative stereotype. (This ain't yer Grandpa's radio station!!)
RFC Rock is collected from the albums of the greatest rockers of all time. Most of our play list is hard and classic rock. Some is alternative; some is borderline pop; none is lame. Crank it.
RFC Talk is an eclectic mix of conservative and/or libertarian perspectives. We've got broadcasts, micro-podcasts, interview forums, panel discussions, and guest appearances by conservative pundits, authors, and activists. We've got some Names — and some Newbies. There's something for everyone — and not everything will be everyone's personal cup o' tea. Check out the Show Schedule and figure it out.
RFC News is gathered from our station Affiliates and trusted sources on the blogosphere.

Sounds like it could be worth checking out. Enjoy it before Hope & Change turn the Internet into public television.



Now Chavez Can Be President for Life

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:06 AM

Obama's Venezuelan prototype is now potentially dictator for life:

President Hugo Chavez says a referendum victory that removed limits on his re-election is a mandate to intensify his socialist agenda for decades to come. Opponents warn of an impending dictatorship. …
With the courts, the legislature and the election council all under his influence, and now with no limits on his re-election, officials say Chavez is virtually unstoppable.
"Effectively this will become a dictatorship," opposition leader Omar Barboza told The Associated Press. "It's control of all the powers, lack of separation of powers, unscrupulous use of state resources, persecution of adversaries."

Closer to home, Dem Congresscreep Jose Serrano has already begun efforts to repeal the 22nd Amendment, so that the Moonbat Messiah might guide us into socialism forever and ever.

However, Hopey Change may encounter some resistance in Venezuela:

"Chavez's intention is clear: He aspires to be president for life," said Michael Shifter of the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington. "He is convinced he embodies the popular will and is indispensable to the country's progress. But his capacity to pull this off is far from assured."
He said the global financial crisis and the plunging price of oil, which accounts for 94 percent of Venezuela's exports and nearly half its federal budget, will limit Chavez's ability to maintain the level of public spending that has fueled his popularity.

Likewise, the obscene orgy of public spending in Washington will be brought down to earth by economic realities. The Dems are counting on their control of the media to deflect the blame for the disaster they have made inevitable with Porkzilla — but the public may not be as stupid as our rulers assume.

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Serrano brown-nosing Chavez.

On tips from gomergirl and Name.



Looter Suing Wal-Mart Still Shops There

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:40 AM

Wal-Mart's prices are so good that just because the company is so negligent that you can't go into the garden center without getting bitten by a snake is no reason to stop shopping there.

A 42-year-old man bitten by a snake in a Pembroke Pines Wal-Mart garden center is suing the company for negligence.
Jay Richitelli says he is the third Floridian in three years to be attacked in a Wal-Mart by a pygmy rattler. … But he's been back to Wal-Mart several times, saying their prices are too good to shop elsewhere.

But if his suit is successful, Richitelli will be doing his shopping at Neiman Marcus — while the rest of us pay a little more at Wal-Mart to finance his fortune.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Homeless by Choice

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:28 AM

Henrietta Hughes, the archetypal Obamunist, was showered with cash and given a free home after she bleated to The Anointed One that she wanted the government to give her a kitchen. Now it turns out that if Henrietta was homeless, it was by choice:

At President Obama's town hall meeting in Fort Myers on Tuesday, Henrietta Hughes stood up and told the President she has been homeless since 2003 and can't find a job.
She also says she's reach a dead end with government assistance and none of the local charity agencies will help.
However, a local organization is coming forward saying Hughes isn't being honest about how much help she's had in the past.
The director of We Care Outreach Ministry, Tanya Johnson, says just last month she offered Henrietta Hughes permanent housing and a place to stay free for three months, but Hughes refused.
"We would have allowed her to stay for the first 90 days, no income. You know free," said Tanya Johnson.
We Care Outreach Ministry is a faith based organization in Fort Myers.
Johnson says she also gave Henrietta and her son Corey, money, food and offered Corey job training courses, but it was refused.
"We have extended a lot of her services to her," Johnson said.

Despite being "homeless" since 2003, Henrietta and her son sold property for $47,000 in 2005.

Yet we're being asked to give up the economic freedom that enabled this country to become what it is so that shuffling herds of Henriettas can be spared from having to look for a job.

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Henrietta Hughes, Obama prop.

On tips from baldeagle390 and Viking04.



Celebrating Multicultural Diversity in Buffalo

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:37 AM

In case you blinked and missed the MSM's coverage of this latest example of festive multicultural diversity:

Orchard Park police are investigating a particularly gruesome killing, the beheading of a woman, after her husband — an influential member of the local Muslim community — reported her death to police Thursday.
Police identified the victim as Aasiya Z. Hassan, 37. Detectives have charged her husband, Muzzammil Hassan, 44, with second-degree murder. …
Muzzammil Hassan is the founder and chief executive officer of Bridges TV, which he launched in 2004, amid hopes that it would help portray Muslims in a more positive light.

Aasiya had filed for divorce, so from the Mohammedan point of view, she probably had it coming. Move along, nothing to see here.

On tips from Lyle, AC, puffdaddy, and Antara.



Conyers Goes After Sheriff Joe

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:06 AM

Members of the previous administration aren't the only ones the corrupt leftist thug and Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee John Conyers wants taken to task for countermoonbattery. Now he's after Joe Arpaio, the Arizona sheriff who has heroically stood up to liberal quislings as he defends the Phoenix area from Mexican colonization.

Specifically, Arpaio is charged with racism, because being mainly Hispanic, the invaders he rounds up are above the laws of the white man. This is the equivalent of charging Douglas MacArthur with racism for fighting Asians.

Surprisingly, the federal government has actually allowed Arpaio to do his job and arrest the illegal aliens who are turning Phoenix into a war zone. But with Crappy Nappy Napolitano in charge of Homeland Security and Conyers whining to the skeevy pro-terrorist Attorney General about Sheriff Joe, this policy is unlikely to last.

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The moonbats in charge are not fans of Sheriff Joe.

On a tip from Wiggins.



February 15, 2009

Cupcake Kookiness

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:59 PM

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Appropriately, the image above is made out of cupcakes. Next they'll make one out of Cheez Doodles equating Obama with Jesus.

On a tip from gomergirl.



Yngwie Malmsteen Gets It

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:03 AM

Guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen on why Obamunists can keep the change:

Where are people going to go for the opportunity to achieve their capabilities when Democrats have succeeded at turning America into Sweden?

On a tip from Matt L.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:54 AM

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For The Anointed One slowed the rise of the oceans. Compliments of Diversity Lane.



Obamunist "Transparency"

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:49 AM

This gives an idea of how determined Democrats were to ram through the obscene Porkzilla package before anyone could find out what was in it:

Democratic staffers released the final version of the stimulus bill at about 11 p.m. [Thursday] night after delaying the release for hours to put it into a format which people cannot "search" on their home computers.
Instead of publishing the bill as a regular internet document -- which people can search by "key words" and otherwise, the Dems took hours to convert the final bill from the regular searchable format into "pdf" files, which can be read but not searched.
Three of the four .pdf files had no text embedded, just images of the text, which did not permit text searches of the bill.

Dems knew that no one would have time to wade through over 1,000 pages of nearly unintelligible bureaucratese in time for the vote on Friday. They may as well have released the bill in Sanskrit.

On a tip from Air2air.



Phoenix Chaos Goes Federal

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:26 AM

As a result of Governor Janet "Crappy Nappy" Napolitano's politically correct refusal to defend the Arizona border from incursion, Phoenix is now the Number 2 city in the world for the Mexican national pastime, kidnapping, behind only Mexico City.

The good news is that at long last Nappy the Crapster is out of here, and with a responsible governor, we may be able to reassert control of the border, even without federal help. The bad news: Nappy was The Anointed One's preposterous choice to head homeland security.

On a tip from AC.



Pork for Vermin

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:02 AM

Power-hungry socialist bureaucrats aren't the only ones to benefit from the $trillion porkulus outrage. There's also the salt marsh harvest mouse, a denizen of Speaker Nazi Pelousy's neighborhood. Porkzilla

includes $30 million for wetlands restoration that the Obama administration intends to spend in the San Francisco Bay Area to protect, among other things, the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse.

No doubt all that extra cash in the pockets of mice will do wonders to stimulate the economy.

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Compliments of Dave K.



February 14, 2009

Obamoney

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:47 PM

Once the current Cloward-Piven spending spree has reduced the value of the dollar to nothing, we'll be needing new currency:

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



Obamunist Partisanship Suppresses Airworthiness Directives

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:27 PM

Given the tragic crash in Buffalo Thursday night, this might be a good time to reflect on the potentially high price of the fanatical partisanship characterizing the regime in Washington. Aircraft operators must constantly stay abreast of FAA Airworthiness Directives, which warn them of urgent safety issues. But lately there have been no ADs. From Aero-News.net:

A White House memo appears to be the reason why we haven't seen any new airworthiness directives issued by the FAA over the past several weeks.
The Wall Street Journal reports a memo signed by White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel on January 20 directed all federal agencies to freeze any pending regulations that originated during the Bush administration… until they could be reviewed by the new sheriffs in town.
In addition to holding off decisions on such political footballs as new mining and drilling standards, the rule also prevented the FAA from issuing any new ADs over a two-week period.
FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown said the memo left the FAA's authority in limbo… Richard Williams of Denver-based Aviation DataSource Inc. notes previous changeovers between presidential administrations never affected the FAA… but "[t]his time, they managed to stop the FAA bureaucracy dead in its tracks."

No doubt they've done the same for our antiterror defenses.

Sure enough, the FAA site reveals there have been no new Airworthiness Directives since January 23.

But party control is what matters, not the insignificant lives of the little people.

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Tragedy in Buffalo.

On a tip from Air2air.



Death by a Thousand Sitcoms

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:35 AM

America never could have been reduced to allowing its current leadership if leftists hadn't used their control of the media to steadily corrode our culture for decades. Because Christianity has traditionally served as a bulwark against the authoritarian socialist ideology advanced by moonbats, it is a frequent target of media ridicule, as typified by a recent episode of the moronic sitcom 30 Rock.

Alec Baldwin's character grudgingly attends a Catholic mass in an attempt to get a Hispanic girl into bed. During the service he mocks the Lord's Prayer and makes fun of Catholics for having so many babies, presumably because they don't have the good sense to abort them. Then comes confession, during which he tells the cartoonishly hapless priest to "can it," and then taunts him about sex until the priest suffers a breakdown and runs screaming from the confessional.

Naturally Baldwin gets the girl in the end.

By making this childishly sacrilegious attitude all but ubiquitous, Gramscian lefties have reduced the mainstream culture to a spiritual vacuum, which they are now attempting to fill with the Cult of the Moonbat Messiah — some with less subtlety than others. Via RedState, this photo was taken in the children's section of a Borders bookstore in Dallas:

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At least now we have a religion sitcoms won't ridicule.

On tips from Michael C and V the K.



Moonbat Valentine's Day Cards

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:39 AM

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More at Right Wing News.



The Pile of Paper That Destroyed America

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:29 AM

It wasn't a stimulus package or even a spending package. It was a socialist coup.

On a tip from The MaryHunter.



February 13, 2009

Waste Not Want Not

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:17 PM

You only need to watch the first 12 seconds; the rest is duckspeak:

"You never want a serious crisis go to waste," says Obama's Chief Henchman Rahm "Dead Fish" Emanuel, the skeevy lowlife who will be in charge of fabricating numbers for our next census.

To really get the most out of a crisis, you need to make it worse — as bad as possible — for example, by flushing away $1 trillion on frivolous pork during a recession. Once you've made the crisis bad enough, you can impose almost anything.

On a tip from David B.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:29 AM

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Take 2: Cotton Eye Joker. Compliments of Cheesecake.



Why Porkulus Must Be Voted on Before Anyone Can Read It

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:52 AM

Congresscritters will not be getting 48 hours to leaf through the 1,071-page final version of the unreadable $790 billion (not counting interest) Porkzilla power grab as promised. Even Dem Senator Frank Loutenberg, I mean Lautenberg, admits that none of his colleagues will have a chance to read it. But there's a good reason to force an immediate vote: Queen Nancy is jetting off to Europe today.

Unfortunately, she plans to come back.

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Queen Nancy will take to the skies once again.

On a tip from nancz.



Israeli Aggression

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:40 AM

Despite all the menacing Hopey Change in the air, some things remain the same. This cartoon is from 1956:

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On a tip from mandible claw.



Liberals Outraged Over Crucifixes at Catholic University

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:06 AM

The liberal campaign to eradicate Christianity is becoming surreal. A brouhaha has erupted at Boston College, the world's highest ranked Catholic university, over crucifixes in the classrooms.

Squeaks a moonbat professor:

Such symbols … represents a bias towards one way of thinking, elevates one set of ideals above others, honors one group of people in preference to the rest without any meaningful discussion or elaboration.

Screeches another:

Not only can such symbols be insulting to those who do not consider themselves Christians, it can be offensive to Christians as well. Taking umbrage by such symbols has nothing to do with the identity of one's faith. It is about whether symbols that represent a specific branch of beliefs have a place in the scared space of a classroom where we are to teach the students to think independently and do all we can to be unbiased. … Such displays are insulting to me as a teacher/scholar.

The "unbiased" teacher/scholar then thumped his sunken chest and proclaimed that "I would not and most definitely will not" teach in a classroom with a crucifix.

Did I mention that Boston College is a Catholic institution? Next they'll demand the removal of Bibles from churches.

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On a tip from Bernie D.



Who Helped Enviromoonbats Cause the Massive Australian Bushfires?

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:38 AM

Moonbats have rightly been held accountable by the public for the severe bushfire situation in Australia:

Angry residents last night accused local authorities of contributing to the bushfire toll by failing to let residents chop down trees and clear up bushland that posed a fire risk.
During question time at a packed community meeting in Arthurs Creek on Melbourne's northern fringe, Warwick Spooner — whose mother Marilyn and brother Damien perished along with their home in the Strathewen blaze — criticised the Nillumbik council for the limitations it placed on residents wanting the council's help or permission to clean up around their properties in preparation for the bushfire season. "We've lost two people in my family because you dickheads won't cut trees down," he said. …
Another resident said she had asked the council four times to tend to out-of-control growth on public land near her home, but her pleas had been ignored.

Bushfire expert David Packham explains that unless brush is cleared, "disastrous fires can and will occur." But the do-gooder enviroweenies running the government don't seem to care:

It has been a difficult lesson for me to accept that despite the severe damage to our forests and even a fatal fire in our nation's capital, the political decision has been to do nothing that will change the extreme threat to which our forests and rural lands are exposed.
The decision to ignore the threat has been encouraged by some shocking pseudo-science from a few academics who use arguments that may have a place in political discourse but should have no place in managing our environment and protecting it and us from the bushfire threat.
The conclusion of these academics is that high intensity fires are good for the environment and that the resulting mudslides after rains are merely localised and serve to redistribute nutrients. The purpose of this failed policy is to secure uninformed city votes.
Only a few expert retired fire managers, experienced bushies and some courageous politicians are prepared to buck the decision to lock up our bush and leave it to burn.
The politicians who willingly accept this rubbish use it to justify the perpetuation of the greatest threat to our forests, water supplies, homes and lives in order to secure a minority green vote. They continue to throw millions (and no doubt soon billions) at ineffective suppression toys, while the few foresters and bush people who know how to manage our public lands are starved of the resources they need to reduce fuel loads.
It is hard for me to see this perversion of public policy and to accept that the folk of the bush have lost their battle to live a safe life in a cared-for rural and forest environment, all because of the environmental fantasies of outraged extremists and latte conservationists.

In wreaking such devastating havoc, moonbats may have had help from their traditional allies. From an interesting article published last fall:

Australia has been singled out as a target for "forest jihad" by a group of Islamic extremists urging Muslims to deliberately light bushfires as a weapon of terror.

It's already known that arson has been involved in the fires, which have burned down whole towns and killed over 180 Australians. A suspect has been charged with lighting a wildfire near Churchill that killed 21. Authorities are keeping his identity secret, to protect the poor darling.

Police have issued this picture of a maniac wanted for starting an eight-acre blaze near Melbourne:

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What would motivate the sociopaths who started these fires? We may never know, especially since any connection with Islam is likely to be suppressed by both the government and the media. But it would hardly be surprising if the fires turn out to be a devastating consequence of the unconscious synergy between the two greatest threats to Western Civilization: moonbattery and Islam.

On tips from mandible claw, gomergirl, and Burning Hot. Hat tip: Gateway Pundit.



There Won't Always Be an England — If Moonbats Have Their Way

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:46 AM

Just as Americans have fireworks on the Fourth of July, the English celebrate their love of country with parades on Saint George's Day — unless bureaucrats forbid them.

England's biggest St George's Day parade is facing the axe after councillors said many of those attending it were racist.
For the last decade up to 15,000 have assembled in the town of West Bromwich under the slogan "Forever England, For Everyone."
Children and parents from all over the country parade through the Black Country town waving St George flags and marching to rousing anthems such as Jerusalem.

But no longer.

In a letter to the organisers, one councillor, Yvonne Davies, said the parade created an "unhealthy atmosphere" and inspired young boys to be racist.
She wrote: "It is not only the parade which is the problem, but the tribal excitement it creates."

Translated out of liberalese, this means the parade encourages the English to love England. We certainly can't have that, or they might get the idea of defending it from the moonbat–Muslim alliance that is systematically destroying it.

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England's flag, the Cross of Saint George, is anathema to moonbats.

Hat tip: UP Pompeii, on a tip from Conservigilant.



The Book Burning Begins

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:11 AM

If we are to bring about Change, we must erase our errant past — to protect the children, of course:

It's hard to believe, but true: under a law Congress passed last year aimed at regulating hazards in children's products, the federal government has now advised that children's books published before 1985 should not be considered safe and may in many cases be unlawful to sell or distribute. Merchants, thrift stores, and booksellers may be at risk if they sell older volumes, or even give them away, without first subjecting them to testing — at prohibitive expense. Many used-book sellers, consignment stores, Goodwill outlets, and the like have accordingly begun to refuse new donations of pre-1985 volumes, yank existing ones off their shelves, and in some cases discard them en masse.

The pretext is lead.

Not until 1985 did it become unlawful to use lead pigments in the inks, dyes, and paints used in children's books. Before then — and perhaps particularly in the great age of children's-book illustration that lasted through the early twentieth century — the use of such pigments was not uncommon, and testing can still detect lead residues in books today. This doesn't mean that the books pose any hazard to children. While lead poisoning from other sources, such as paint in old houses, remains a serious public health problem in some communities, no one seems to have been able to produce a single instance in which an American child has been made ill by the lead in old book illustrations — not surprisingly, since unlike poorly maintained wall paint, book pigments do not tend to flake off in large lead-laden chips for toddlers to put into their mouths.

The textbook example of nanny state Nazism known as the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 went into effect Tuesday. Reports bookstore owner Valorie Jacobsen:

Our bookstore is the sole means of income for our family, and we currently have over 7,000 books catalogued. In our children's department, 35 percent of our picture books and 65 percent of our chapter books were printed before 1985. … We cannot simply discard a wealth of our culture's nineteenth and twentieth children's literature over this. … I was willing to resist the censorship of 1984 and the Fire Department of Fahrenheit 451 long before I became a bookseller, so I'd love to run a black market in quality children's books — but at the same time it's not like the CPSC [Consumer Product Safety Commission] has never destroyed a small, harmless company before.

She had better obey:

Penalties under the law are strict and can include $100,000 fines and prison time, regardless of whether any child is harmed.

Next on the bonfire: all other books bureaucrats regard as potentially toxic. As our government proves with most every law it passes, bad ideas are much more of a hazard than trace amounts of lead.

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Book burning: One of the few traditions moonbats won't oppose.

On a tip from V the K.



Brush With Doom

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:38 AM

According to Rep Paul Kanjorski (D-PA), last September a run on money markets brought our economic system to within a few hours of absolute meltdown, which would have led to a global collapse within a day. At around 2:15, this video gets scary:

Bloomberg reports that something similar happened in Britain in October.

These days it's not easy to know what to believe, as Democrats attempt to panic the herd into submitting to the socialist power play currently underway in Washington. One thing is clear: we need to hold tight to our liberties, because economic chaos will increasingly be used as an excuse to snatch them away in the name of moonbat ideology that in the long run won't do us any more good than it did Russians.

Via TMFSinchiruna, on a tip from Randy M.



February 12, 2009

More Militant Moonbats Against Toy Guys

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:56 PM

When logic isn't helping you push across your agenda, drag out some dead children. Warning: this moonbat propaganda is particularly tasteless.



Age of Obamination

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:29 PM

Whether this is on the level, or a particularly vicious parody, I have no idea:

If the sound of your supper splashing into the wastebasket drowned out the words, Dan Cleary has the lyrics.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:07 AM

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British concept of an adult toy.



Rasmussen: Public Is Aware That Congress Is Incompetent

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:49 AM

It didn't take the Moonbat Messiah long to start sliding in opinion polls, but here's a poll liberals can take heart in: only 67% of us think we could do a better job ourselves than the Dems running Congress.

A surprising 19% believe corrupt socialist fools like Nazi Pelousy and Dingy Harry Reid know better than they do how to run the economy, over which the federal government now exerts command and control authority through hyper-regulation and targeted bailouts.

For now, only 44% "think a group of people selected at random from the phone book would do a better job addressing the nation's problems than the current Congress" — although 20% are undecided, and the Porkulus package will make up their minds, once its outrageous contents and catastrophic effects seep past the media.

More good news for Dems: only 58% agree that "no matter how bad things are, Congress can always find a way to make them worse."

Maybe the rulers of our kakistocracy don't need to worry about infuriated crowds closing in on their castle with torches and pitchforks — for another month or so.

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Hopefully it won't be long.

On tips from mandible claw and Burning Hot.



Moonbats Quash a Store in San Francisco

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:08 AM

According to the San Franfreakshow Comical,

It is too easy to make fun of the people who packed Room 400 in San Francisco's City Hall to stop American Apparel from opening a store on Valencia Street in the Mission District last week.

But let's make fun of them anyway — and everyone of their kind. It's the least we can do to repay them for making it impossible to do business in this country. Even the Comical is appalled:

They are not serious people. They live in a world where facts like 27 vacant storefronts on Valencia Street and 9.3 percent unemployment statewide and nearly 600,000 jobs lost nationally last month do not matter. The few who read books know no authors beyond Naomi Klein. They do not believe that the world has changed since the 1999 World Trade Organization protests in Seattle. This accounts for both the static nature of their vocabulary — "no formula retail!" is their death chant, though anyone who has picked up a newspaper in the last five months could tell you that there isn't a single retail establishment with a formula today — and the juvenile nature of their worldview. They do not want to see businesses be successful.

American Apparel pays immigrant labor over twice minimum wage to make clothes in Los Angeles. But it constitutes a chain store, so moonbats want it banned. They regard it as a "parasite" on their rotting urban "ecosystem." Those who would defend the capitalist exploiters received no quarter from SF's righteous liberals:

When a young man stood before the board and said that he only had health care because of his job at American Apparel, a voice in the overflow room called, "Get a job somewhere else!" Another employee told a story about a young Latino man who was able to send money to his family in Central America, and this news was met with sneers. An American Apparel representative told the board that he had gotten messages from people threatening to throw a brick through the store window, and the crowd laughed.

Don't bother asking liberals who they are going to tax if no one's allowed to run a business. They'll just tell you "the rich" have plenty of money.

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Capitalist exploiters.

On a tip from The MaryHunter.



Britain Reduced to Begging Muslims Not to Attack

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:34 AM

The sun has set on the British Empire after all. This once proud country has been reduced to running ads on Pakistani television, begging Muslim bullies to leave it alone on the grounds that Britain is becoming Islamized. The taxpayer is putting up £400,000 to finance the campaign.

If bureauweenies determine them to be successful, more money will be wasted running the humiliating ads in Egypt, Yemen, and Indonesia.

An alternate approach would be to stop letting Muslims colonize what's left of their country. But then they wouldn't be able to plead for protected dhimmi status.

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Muslims at play on the streets of Britainistan.

Hat tip: Jihad Watch; on tips from SK and Burning Hot.



New York Times Stock Hits New Low

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:09 AM

Not all the economic news is bad. Via NewsBusters, here's how stock in the New York Times has been trending:

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No wonder Gray Lady Marxists hate economic freedom so much. The free market is about to finish off their fifth-column rag. The company has lost $200 million in value in just the last three months.

But $200 million is chump change when the taxpayer is footing the bill, and the Times has proven very adept at sucking Chairman Zero's toes. Maybe it's angling for a bailout. That's how businesses are run now.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Stay Classy, Moonbats

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:54 AM

A 12-year-old girl makes an impassioned plea for liberals to stop butchering babies by the millions through abortion:

Our self-proclaimed moral superiors on the enlightened left responded — but their remarks had to be removed from YouTube, and comments for this video shut off:

We apologize for turning off the commenting functionality. This was not to stop genuine discussion or debate on the issue but was, rather, a response to the cowardly who used it as an opportunity to throw insults and threats at a young girl that they hated without reason. Thank-you to everyone who, whether in agreement or not, has responded in a respectful manner.

Some of the comments reportedly consisted of sexual abuse directed at the 12-year-old girl. Again we see that reasoning with progressives would be like trying to talk to a chimpanzee as it craps in its hand and flings it at you.

Hat tip: The Other McCain; on a tip from V the K.



Fortune in Tax Money Spent on Tasteless Statue

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:28 AM

Hanoi John Kerry recently explained that the reason the government doesn't stimulate the economy by letting us keep our own hard-earned money so we'll have more of it to spend is that we may not spend it properly. Intones Lurch:

If you put a tax cut into the hands of a business or family, there's no guarantee that they're going to invest that or invest it in America. They're free to go invest anywhere that they want if they choose to invest.

Whereas the government spends our money much more wisely. For example:

Dogs do the darndest things.They poop, they hump and they sniff in all the wrong places.
And now you can see them do all of the above every time you cross the pedestrian bridge over Interstate 80 in Berkeley, Calif., thanks to the largesse of the taxpayers.
Artist Scott Donahue of Emeryville, Calif., was paid $196,000 by Berkeley's public arts program to create two large statues, which feature small, artistic medallions that show dogs doing what dogs do best.
"Various things," Donahue said. "Biting each other, chasing each other… One dog is defecating, two dogs are fornicating."
But with the country in a deep recession and California on the verge of bankruptcy, some taxpayers are questioning the money Donahue got for his work. His total budget was $196,000 — 1.5 percent of the total budget for building the pedestrian bridge. And all of it came from taxpayers.

Bailout money for California, which has spent itself to the brink of bankruptcy, is part of the Porkzilla package that just passed — so whether you live there or not, you paid for the pooping dog.

Government looters are stealing from us, our children, and our grandchildren by the $trillions. But at least they're preventing us from spending our money unwisely.

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Government art.

On tips from Matt L, Burning Hot, and Wiggins.



Muslims Riot Over Ski Sticker

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:57 AM

A Jewish Swede showed up at a ski resort in Kashmir, India with an Arabic sticker on his skis reading "In the name of Allah, the most beneficent, most merciful." He says his Muslim wife gave it to him for luck, and he put it on his equipment by accident.

Local Muslims weren't buying it. An irate mob nearly beat him. Protests over the sticker spilled over into a neighboring town, where they clashed with riot police. At last a cleric deigned to pardon him, and the mobs calmed down to wait for the next pretext to erupt.

Next time the Swede wants a sticker on his skis, it would be safer to go with John 3:16.

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Yeah, right.

On a tip from Subrookie.



February 11, 2009

Henrietta Hughes Hits the Victimhood Jackpot

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:18 PM

Jesus healed lepers and gave eyesight to the blind. But The Anointed One is asked to grant free kitchens. More from yesterday's spectacle in Fort Myers:

There is now a Henrietta Hughes website, where we learn that the mendicant Obamunist won't be needing federal freebies, because she has been showered with cash and even given a free house. Hard work can't hold a candle to victimhood these days.

The goal of the Democrat Party is to reduce us all to a herd of Henrietta Hugheses, blubbering victims slobbering on the shoes of bureaucrats as we beg for a handout. But we won't be getting free houses. To paraphrase Margaret Thatcher, eventually socialists run out of other people's money — even if they're willing to rob from future generations.

On tips from TED and Wiggins.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:01 PM

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Cream Pies Needed in Detroit

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:13 PM

That America's most liberal city has become an unlivable hellhole is hardly surprising, in light of the folks in charge of it. The latest episode:

Detroit City Council President Monica Conyers had to be restrained during a confrontation last week with Councilman Kwame Kenyatta in which she hurled insults at Kenyatta about his hearing aid, health and education. …
Sources who described the incident on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter said the Feb. 4 argument escalated after Conyers called Kenyatta stupid, following his insistence that she submit in writing her request to cut his budget.
When Kenyatta asked her what she said, Conyers responded he needed to learn how to talk to a woman.
Kenyatta shot back that when he was with a woman, he would do so. That prompted Conyers to yell at Kenyatta that he was stupid, citing his lack of a college degree, to tell him he "can't hear" — a dig at his hearing aid — and to try to rub in his face rumors that Kenyatta has cancer.
As at least one council staffer and a council security officer restrained Conyers while she tried to walk toward Kenyatta, he retorted that he hears just fine, doesn't have cancer and told her she needs help. Kenyatta made a report with the council's security unit about the incident, which took place in his office.

As Kenyatta observes, this is "classical Monica Conyers." She was involved in a bar fight right before taking office, and called the Council President "Shrek" during a council meeting. If this wasn't such a good time to be a moonbat in government, she might look into a career in professional wrestling.

As went Detroit, so goes America. Conyers is married to John Conyers, the very powerful Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, who has been making noise about throwing George Bush and members of his administration in jail, to the delight of the nutroots.

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If only Conyers and Kenyatta had been armed with pies.

On a tip from V the K.



Economists Respond to Obamanomics

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:48 AM

On January 9, Chairman Zero proclaimed the following:

There is no disagreement that we need action by our government, a recovery plan that will help to jumpstart the economy.

Economists have responded:

With all due respect Mr. President, that is not true.
Notwithstanding reports that all economists are now Keynesians and that we all support a big increase in the burden of government, we do not believe that more government spending is a way to improve economic performance. More government spending by Hoover and Roosevelt did not pull the United States economy out of the Great Depression in the 1930s. More government spending did not solve Japan's "lost decade" in the 1990s. As such, it is a triumph of hope over experience to believe that more government spending will help the U.S. today. To improve the economy, policy makers should focus on reforms that remove impediments to work, saving, investment and production. Lower tax rates and a reduction in the burden of government are the best ways of using fiscal policy to boost growth.

The list of economists signing the above statement is impressive. The next stimulus package had better include some variation of the Fairness Doctrine to shut these people up.

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Obamanomics.

On a tip from The MaryHunter.



Obamunism in Nature

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:25 AM

There's nothing unnatural about the strategy unions pursue against businesses and socialists like Obama are employing against America — as proven by the Emerald Cockroach Wasp:

When it comes time for the female wasp to lay her eggs, she finds a roach and stings it in a precise spot in the ganglia to reversibly paralyze its front legs, then stings it in a different spot to disable the escape reflex. She then chews off half the roach's antennae, and uses the stubs to lead the zombified roach around like a dog on a leash until they reach her burrow where she lays her eggs in its stomach, and buries it alive. The lobotomized roach then rests quietly while the baby inside of it hatches, and proceeds to systematically eat the roach's internal organs in a specific order that keeps it alive until the very end, at which point the new wasp finishes hollowing out the shell and emerges.

Media propaganda and terror of being called "racist" have disabled our escape reflex. Crushing the economy under massive government debt will metaphorically paralyze our legs. Those who actually voted for Obama are already being led around like dogs on a leash.

From the husk of a prideless, government-dependent generation will emerge a new swarm of socialist inflicters of Hope and Change.

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Zombified roaches saluting a wasp, via Bucks Right.

Hat tip: Teh Resistance Blog, on a tip from Gregory of Yardale.



California Counties Ready to Revolt

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:11 AM

Good thing the lefties running California will be getting a bailout at federal taxpayers' expense. Otherwise, their inept attempts to impose socialism on the erstwhile Golden State would likely result in a rebellion.

Enraged at being forced to spend fortunes they don't have on pernicious do-gooder programs, and at being forced to wait for funds to come back from the virtually bankrupt state, counties have been threatening to withhold money from Sacramento. One county is filing a lawsuit against the state. The problem is that the money to fund the extravagant social service programs that draw so many illegal aliens to California just isn't there.

At least it wasn't there, until Porkzilla passed. Now California can waste money expropriated from all over the country. Yet the media whines that it's still not enough.

On a tip from SK.



Our New Form of Government Has Worked Well in Zimbabwe

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:01 AM

The $trillions our Democrat rulers are washing down the drain with their bailouts and pork packages make it clear they are perfectly willing to destroy the economy if that's what it takes to impose socialism. But if the ship goes down, they'll drown too, right?

Not necessarily. Race-based socialism has already been tried in Zimbabwe, and it's working out fine for the leadership, as evidenced by Robert Mugabe's coming birthday bash:

It is the 85th birthday of President Mugabe this month and the zealots of his Zanu (PF) party are determined that it should be an occasion that their great leader will never forget.
In recent days they have been out soliciting "donations" from corporate Zimbabwe and have drawn up a wish list that is scarcely credible in a land where seven million citizens survive on international food aid, 94 per cent are jobless and cholera rampages through a population debilitated by hunger.
The list includes 2,000 bottles of champagne (Moët & Chandon or '61 Bollinger preferred); 8,000 lobsters; 100kg of prawns; 4,000 portions of caviar; 8,000 boxes of Ferrero Rocher chocolates; 3,000 ducks; and much else besides. A postscript adds: "No mealie meal" — the ground corn staple on which the vast majority of Zimbabweans survived until the country's collapse rendered even that a luxury.

Why would any of the businesses still surviving in Zimbabwe want to donate? Because invitations to do so

were made by groups of youths from the 21st February Movement who were aggressive and threatening, and warned that they would make life difficult for the businesses if they did not stump up.

But Chairman Zero would never resort to such tactics — not when he could finance the bash with his next "stimulus" package. Americans won't be needing any mealie meal. We can eat Hope and Change.

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On a tip from Wiggins.



Global Warming Causes Insanity

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:34 AM

As the rise of the Moonbat Messiah makes clear, the world is going insane. What could be the cause? Since going mad is a bad thing, and Bush is out of office, there could only be one culprit: global warming.

"Climate change could have a real impact on our psyches," says Paul Epstein, the associate director for the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School.

According to establishment propagandists, the nonexistent global warming crisis causes not only all manner of natural disasters, but also emotional distress. On the last part, they're right:

Last year, an anxious, depressed 17-year-old boy was admitted to the psychiatric unit at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne. He was refusing to drink water. Worried about drought related to climate change, the young man was convinced that if he drank, millions of people would die. The Australian doctors wrote the case up as the first known instance of "climate change delusion."
Robert Salo, the psychiatrist who runs the inpatient unit where the boy was treated, has now seen several more patients with psychosis or anxiety disorders focused on climate change, as well as children who are having nightmares about global-warming-related natural disasters.

Global warming doesn't really make people crazy. But anecdotal evidence continues to suggest that belief in it does.

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On a tip from mega.



Obama Seizes Control of Census

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:06 AM

If you thought blowing $1 trillion on liberal pork during a recession was audacious, try this: the White House has now seized control of the 2010 census, so that the numbers can be fudged to keep Democrats in control of Congress.

Chicago politics alumnus Rahm Emanuel, infamous for his bare-knuckle partisanship, now has responsibility for producing the desired census numbers. This will be done by using sampling to distort the actual population, under the farcical fig leaf of making sure sacred minorities aren't underrepresented. Look for the population of places like the South Bronx to explode as if by magic, requiring additional Congressional representation.

The next time Nazi Pelousy claims that 500 million American jobs will be lost for every month we don't do her bidding, she'll be able to back it up by pointing to the suddenly massive population of Detroit.

Fudging the census numbers not only facilitates congressional gerrymandering, but will assist Obama's reelection by affecting the Electoral College.

It will also help the regime to funnel goodies paid for by all of us to areas that support Obama. No doubt San Francisco will be found to need new infrastructure much more urgently than Provo.

Less than a month into this tragicomedy and it's already becoming clear that we will no longer be able to believe data coming from the government. How many people really live in America? No one will know, unless Emanuel keeps a separate set of books.

On a tip from Chad N.



Soon to Follow Porkulus: Gun Confiscation

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:03 AM

What will be next for the Obamunists, after they have used the recession as a pretext to spend $trillions of our money in a bid to crush capitalism under mountains of government debt? Since people are already aware that yesterday's "stimulus package" was an extravagantly expensive fraud not even intended to help the economy, it won't be long before they start getting extremely angry. Fortunately for the government, it won't matter how mad we are, once our liberal masters have had us declawed.

For an idea of what's coming on the Obamunist wish list, have a look at The Obama Forum, which bills itself as "the forum for supporters of Barack Obama." Below are comments from a thread entitled "Gun Control & Confiscation President Obama's Plan For Disarming White America. Yes We Can!"

Anyone who doesn't want to turn in their guns is a racist Just admit it, if you don't want to turn in your guns you secretly harbor a dislike for blacks and want to kill them all, but don't worry you can redeem yourself by turning in your guns so what are you waiting for.
The fact that gun owners are racist is common knowledge. That's why we need the OYB (Obama Youth Brigade). Otherwise, the supporters of Obama will be defenseless against these bigots.

This is as close as you'll find to a voice of reason:

I can't be a racist, I'm black. Besides, I need it to defend myself when walking around my block.

To which another Obamunist responds,

Well naturally black people can keep their guns.

…and another chimes in,

We have to target law abiding gun owners, 99% of witch aren't black. This will be a perfect oppurtunity to disarm white america. Only then can we bring about change.

Soon the discussion goes completely off the rails.

Roy Rogers had guns with ivory grips… probably to match his pastey white wife's ass. I mean her face was whiter than that damn white ass horse Trigger. You know with a name like that you've got yourself some real life gun nuts there baby.

Getting back on track…

But guns shouldn't be the only thing confiscated. Racist books and magazines like the Turner Diaries should be confiscated and burned.

Maybe the whole forum is a parody; with Obamunism it's impossible to tell. But one thing is certain: like all socialist regimes, our current one will eventually seek to disarm us.

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On a tip from Randy M.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:13 AM

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Head Teacher Driven Out for Promoting Integration

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:07 AM

The moonbat–Muslim alliance has claimed another victim. Head teacher Julia Robinson of Meersbrook Bank primary school in Sheffield, England has resigned "after a lot of pressure." She was accused of being a "racist" for wanting Muslims to attend the same school assemblies as the other children.

Islamic activists have been throwing the tantrums that serve them so well, egging on parents to withdraw their kids from school assemblies if they don't get their own separate Muslim ones. The liberal education establishment is only too happy to pander to these militant colonists by throwing overboard anyone accused of resisting dhimmitude.

So much for liberals' vaunted "inclusiveness" — and so much for assimilation, which will not be permitted to happen until demographics allow the native British population to be assimilated into the ummah.

On a tip from Puffdaddy.



Porkulus Poll

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:42 AM

You can fool some of the people some of the time, but the Dems' gargantuan smash-and-grab package is fooling hardly anyone. An AT&T/Yahoo! poll asks where people stand on yesterday's Porkzilla bill. With nearly 60,000 votes in, 63% are aware that "It's expensive and won't fix anything."

November 2010 can't come soon enough.

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Via Hannity.

On a tip from Code3.



February 10, 2009

Newsflash: We Don't Care About Pork in Bloated Spendulus Bill

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:09 PM

Straight from the mouth of looter Charles "Chucky Schmucky" Schumer:

We need to be sure Chucky and friends find out just how wrong they are.

Via Left Right News.



Greed

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:54 PM

Milton Friedman attempts to explain economic freedom to a barking moonbat:

If only he were still around to explain this to Congress — not that the Dems would be any more likely to get it than Donahue.

On a tip from Air2air.



The Messiah and a Disciple

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:34 PM

Maybe the Fairness Doctrine will help Julio realize his broadcaster dream.

On a tip from Travis A.



What Else Did Anyone Expect?

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:19 PM

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The Dow finished down 382 points on the day. Investors know Porkulus is no stimulus package.

Compliments of Matt L.



Stimulis, a Drug We're Better Off Without

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:01 PM

Via Right.org, where you can calculate how much the government has promised to take from your family for counterproductive bailouts.



Newsweek Declares Cold War Victory

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:55 PM

If you thought the Cold War ended when the Soviet Union collapsed, check out the current cover on Newsweek:

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Reagan didn't save us after all. But despite the moonbat media's wishful thinking, the Land of the Free isn't dead yet.

On a tip from J.



Canada Knows What We Have to Look Forward To

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:38 PM

With the help of the unforgivable traitors Specter, Collins, and Snowe, the Senate has passed the pork-laden socialist power play the media complicitly calls a "stimulus package." Predictably, the stock market has reacted by going into freefall.

In addition to burying the economy in senseless debt that we may never be able to repay and setting the table for Zimbabwe-style inflation rates, Porkzilla allows the federal government to ration healthcare. Combined with last week's expansion of SCHIP, this means we essentially already have socialized medicine. For an idea of what this means, we need look no farther than Canada:

In Ontario, Lindsay McCreith was suffering from headaches and seizures yet faced a four and a half month wait for an MRI scan in January of 2006. Deciding that the wait was untenable, Mr. McCreith did what a lot of Canadians do: He went south, and paid for an MRI scan across the border in Buffalo. The MRI revealed a malignant brain tumor.
Ontario's government system still refused to provide timely treatment, offering instead a months-long wait for surgery. In the end, Mr. McCreith returned to Buffalo and paid for surgery that may have saved his life.

Too bad escaping to America won't be an option, when America has undergone Change and isn't here anymore.

Those who are deemed by the bureaucracy to be too old will be up a creek when they need healthcare. Ask Bill Murray of Alberta, who

waited in pain for more than a year to see a specialist for his arthritic hip. The specialist recommended a "Birmingham" hip resurfacing surgery (a state-of-the-art procedure that gives better results than basic hip replacement) as the best medical option. But government bureaucrats determined that Mr. Murray, who was 57, was "too old" to enjoy the benefits of this procedure and said no. In the end, he was also denied the opportunity to pay for the procedure himself in Alberta.

We have fought major wars over far less than what Democrats have been able to impose on this country in only three weeks of control in Washington.

On a tip from Byron.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:35 AM

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Our Future if We Can't Stop the Government's Spending Spree

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:07 AM

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Compliments of Smokey.



Thanks to Porkulus, Daschle Will Help Nationalize Healthcare After All

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:46 AM

There's more to the Porkzilla abomination than an attempt to bury the economy so deep in debt that our capitalist system can never recover. This bid to establish socialism works much more directly in some respects. For example, disgraced tax cheat Tom Daschle — who was to be in charge of nationalizing the healthcare industry — left his mark on the bill. Writes Betsy McCaughey (page numbers refer to H.R. 1 EH):

The bill's health rules will affect "every individual in the United States" (445, 454, 479). Your medical treatments will be tracked electronically by a federal system. … One new bureaucracy, the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, will monitor treatments to make sure your doctor is doing what the federal government deems appropriate and cost effective. The goal is to reduce costs and "guide" your doctor's decisions (442, 446). These provisions in the stimulus bill are virtually identical to what Daschle prescribed in his 2008 book, "Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis." According to Daschle, doctors have to give up autonomy and "learn to operate less like solo practitioners."

That will go for everyone in America after Hope & Change put an end to the enlightened individualism that has made this country great.

But what about doctors who resist absorption into the federal Borg?

Hospitals and doctors that are not "meaningful users" of the new system will face penalties. "Meaningful user" isn't defined in the bill. That will be left to the HHS secretary, who will be empowered to impose "more stringent measures of meaningful use over time" (511, 518, 540-541)
What penalties will deter your doctor from going beyond the electronically delivered protocols when your condition is atypical or you need an experimental treatment? The vagueness is intentional. In his book, Daschle proposed an appointed body with vast powers to make the "tough" decisions elected politicians won't make.
The stimulus bill does that, and calls it the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research (190-192). The goal, Daschle's book explained, is to slow the development and use of new medications and technologies because they are driving up costs. He praises Europeans for being more willing to accept "hopeless diagnoses" and "forgo experimental treatments," and he chastises Americans for expecting too much from the health-care system.

Even before socialized medicine inevitably degenerates into mandatory euthanasia à la Logan's Run, the elderly will be hit hard.

Daschle says health-care reform "will not be pain free." Seniors should be more accepting of the conditions that come with age instead of treating them.

The slippery Daschle gets credit for the strategy of hiding this takeover of the healthcare system in an unrelated bill.

Daschle supported the Clinton administration's health-care overhaul in 1994, and attributed its failure to debate and delay. A year ago, Daschle wrote that the next president should act quickly before critics mount an opposition. "If that means attaching a health-care plan to the federal budget, so be it," he said.

McCaughey concludes:

The health-care industry is the largest employer in the U.S. It produces almost 17 percent of the nation's gross domestic product. Yet the bill treats health care the way European governments do: as a cost problem instead of a growth industry. Imagine limiting growth and innovation in the electronics or auto industry during this downturn. This stimulus is dangerous to your health and the economy.

It's been said by many that Porkzilla is not a stimulus package, but a spending bill. More accurately, it is a power play. The ultra-left Democrats in control of the government intend to destroy America as we know it and impose authoritarian socialism; the passage of this bill will indicate how quickly they can do so.

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Still not through destroying our country.

On a tip from The MaryHunter.



NY Times Writer Gushes Lurid Obamalove

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:02 AM

The New York Times is runny with the slobber that oozes from the liberal establishment's love affair with Chairman Zero. Confesses Obama pom-pom girl Judith Warner:

The other night I dreamt of Barack Obama. He was taking a shower right when I needed to get into the bathroom to shave my legs, and then he was being yelled at by my husband, Max, for smoking in the house. It was not clear whether Max was feeling protective of the president's health or jealous because of the cigarette.

Warner wants us to know she isn't the only one with off-color dreams of the Moonbat Messiah.

Many women — not too surprisingly — were dreaming about sex with the president. In these dreams, the women replaced Michelle with greater or lesser guilt or, in the case of a 62-year-old woman in North Florida, whose dream was reported to me by her daughter, found a fully above-board solution: "Michelle had divorced Barack because he had become 'too much of a star.' He then married my mother, who was oh so proud to be the first lady," the daughter wrote me.
There was some daydreaming too, much of it a collective fantasy about the still-hot Obama marriage. "Barack and Michelle Obama look like they have sex. They look like they like having sex," a Los Angeles woman wrote to me, summing up the comments of many. …
One woman wrote that when she couldn't get to sleep at night, she "lay in bed and thought about the Obama girls in their rooms at the White House. I thought about Marian Robinson up on the third floor. And about Barack and Michelle, a couple who clearly have a 'thing' for each other, spooning together in bed. It helped me relax."

Unfortunately, the exaltedness of The One reminds some people of their own shortcomings.

These are people for whom the Obamas are not just a beacon of hope, inspiration and "demigodlikeness," as a New York lawyer put it, but also a kind of mirror. And the refracted image of self they see is not one they much admire.
"I keep thinking about how I squandered my education and youth," the New York lawyer wrote to me. "I went off to college from high school being completely community-minded, doing a lot of volunteer work for the homeless and for hunger and tutoring poor kids. Then I got to college and forgot my ideals. Barack was my year at Columbia. Why wasn't I hanging out with him and being serious and following my ideals instead of hanging out in clubs? Same with law school. I partied my way through instead of taking advantage of all that I could have. Both Obamas were there when I was. I feel like if I'd been a better person I would have gotten to know them."

Inadequacy in the face of the Moonbat Messiah even effects the sleazy dreams.

Another Washington woman, a global health care consultant, expressed her sense of Obama-inadequacy in a dream: "I dreamed I was an Obama girl. I had a chance to be in the same room with him for the first time. There were dark velvet chairs and he was standing there with all this dark and mist around him. His lips so purple and sensuous as if to be otherworldly," she wrote to me. "I moved gently toward him and then I said the wrong thing. Obama tamped it down like some vapor that didn't register. He wasn't even flattered."

Imagine expecting a paper that would publish this crap to fulfill its duty of defending the public from Obama's already alarming power grabs. At least at the very end of her gushy reverie of an editorial, Warner rallies herself and asks an intelligent question:

What will happen if fantasy turns to contempt?

As an MSM propagandist, it's Warner's job to keep that from happening. She's got her work cut out for her.

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The Anointed One has come to claim hearts.

On a tip from Scaramouche.



Psychology Today's Steven Kotler Wants to Lose 4.4 Billion People

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:21 AM

The hostility to human life at the core of moonbat ideology has risen alarmingly close to the surface at Psychology Today's blog "The Playing Field," where bestselling author Steven Kotler outdoes Hitler and Chairman Mao with his declaration that "we need to lose 4.4 billion people."

Kotler hates babies so much, he wants people jailed for having too many of them. But since not having children takes awhile, we may need to break out the Zyklon B. Screams Kotler:

You think the economy is bad now — wait a few years. Wait until we're almost completely out of oil and food and water and available land — we need to lose 4.4 billion people and we need to lose them fast.

Moonbats have been shrieking that we're about to run out of resources at least since Malthus in the 18th century. Like other cultists, they press onward with their apocalyptic prophecies, regardless of how spectacularly they are proven wrong.

Displaying the bizarre inversion that characterizes leftist thought, Kotler calls Nadya Suleman — who admittedly should never have been implanted with all those embryos — a "murderer" for not having any of her babies killed.

PETA president Ingrid Newkirk may believe that "a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy," but Kotler holds that a boy is less than a dog:

So do I think that a dog's life is worth more than a humans? I think that no dog has ever, intentionally, for reasons of selfish greed, destroyed their home like we have ours. I think that yes, there are way too many people on the planet, and while I'm not advocating mass euthanasia (though mandatory birth control sounds pretty good to me), I think before we start saying humans are worth more than dogs, we need to examine exactly what we have contributed to the quality of life for all species on this planet, not just our own.

It's a relief to hear our liberal elite intelligentsia doesn't openly advocate genocide — yet.

Once again we see that liberal thought is not just juvenile, asinine, and wrong. It is evil and insane. In a word, it's satanic.

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Kotler doesn't like humans.

On a tip from Conservigilant.



Democrat Honor Roll

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:49 AM

If you'd like to contact a politician, but don't have anything nasty to say, try dropping a friendly line to one of the 11 Democrats who put the country's future ahead of short-term political gain by bucking Nazi Pelousy, Chairman Zero, et al. and voting against Porkzilla:

Allen Boyd [D, FL]
Bobby Bright [D, AL]
Jim Cooper [D, TN]
Brad Ellsworth [D, IN]
Parker Griffith [D, AL]
Paul Kanjorski [D, PA]
Frank Kratovil [D, MD]
Walter Minnick [D, ID]
Collin Peterson [D, MN]
Heath Shuler [D, NC]
Gene Taylor [D, MS]

More than half are Blue Dogs. They might want to switch parties with certain Senate turncoats.

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Maybe we could ship them out for some Blue Dogs.

On a tip from keepthechange08.



Val Kilmer May Run for Governor of New Mexico

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:27 AM

As America begins to circle the drain, new opportunities are opening in the kakistocracy for the lowest elements of our society. For example, the egomaniacal if mediocre actor Val Kilmer wants to run for governor of New Mexico. He claims to have the support of disgraced current governor Bill Richardson, who was going to be Chairman Zero's Commerce secretary, but had to bow out due to excessively conspicuous ethics violations.

Kilmer's attitude toward the military is a good fit with our country's current liberal leadership. Here he is explaining why an actor knows more about combat than a soldier:

A guy who's lived through the horror of Vietnam has not spent his life preparing his mind for it. He's some punk. Most guys were borderline criminal or poor, and that's why they got sent to Vietnam. It was all the poor, wretched kids who got beat up by their dads, guys who didn't get on the football team, couldn't finagle a scholarship. They didn't have the emotional equipment to handle that experience. But this is what an actor trains to do. I can more effectively represent that kid in Vietnam than a guy who was there.

"Some punk" — Kilmer may not be very good at acting, but like a true lib, he's an ace at projection.

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Some punk shows off his glamorous physique.

On a tip from V the K.



Rancher Sued for Defending Property From Mexican Invaders

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:55 AM

Roger Barnett's ranch near Douglas, Arizona is known as "the avenue of choice" for illegal aliens invading the country. The lawless colonizers have torn up his water pumps, killed his calves, destroyed fences, stolen vehicles, buried parts of his property in trash 10 inches deep, and even broken into his home.

Since our quisling government wouldn't do anything about it, Barnett, a former sheriff's deputy, started rounding up aliens on his property and holding them for the Border Patrol, so the invaders could get a stern talking-to before being released. As a reward for not passively allowing himself to be victimized, Barnett and his wife are now being sued by Mexican nationals for $32 million for "civil rights violations" and "the infliction of emotional distress."

That this preposterous case could even make it to court confirms what we've known for some time: our government sides with Mexican criminals against lawful American citizens. No government that fails to represent the interests of the people it taxes can call itself legitimate.

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Illegal aliens' contribution to the Arizona landscape.

On tips from Raptorman, Wiggins, Conservigilant, Matt L, and Frank W.



February 9, 2009

A Single Sentence From the Porkzilla Bill

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:00 PM

No wonder the looters in Congress don't take the trouble to read the malignant bills they pass. One sentence from the swan dive into national bankruptcy known by the media as the "Stimulus Package":

For transit capital assistance grants, $6,000,000,000 (increased by $1,500,000,000), of which $5,400,000,000 (increased by $1,350,000,000) shall be for grants under 5 section 5307 of title 49, United States Code and shall be apportioned in accordance with section 5336 of such title (other than subsections (i)(1) and (j)) but may not be combined or commingled with any other funds apportioned under such section 5336, and of which $600,000,000 (increased by $150,000,000) shall be for grants under section 5311 of such title and shall be apportioned in accordance with such section 5311 but may not be combined or commingled with any other funds apportioned under that section: Provided, That of the funds provided for section 5311 under this heading, 3 percent shall be made available for section 5311(c)(1): Provided further, That applicable chapter 53 requirements shall apply except that the Federal share of the costs for which a grant is made under this heading shall be, at the option of the recipient, up to 100 percent: Provided further, In lieu of the requirements of section 1103 of this Act, funds made available under this heading shall be apportioned not later than 7 days after the date of enactment of this Act: Provided further, That for purposes of applying section 1104 of this 25 253 Act to this appropriation, the deadline for grantees to enter into obligations to make use of not less than 50 percent of the funds awarded shall be 90 days after apportionment: Provided further, That the provisions of section 1101(b) of Public Law 109–59 shall apply to funds made available under this heading: Provided further, That not-withstanding any other provision of law, of the funds apportioned in accordance with section 5336, up to three-quarters of 1 percent shall be available for administrative expenses and program management oversight and of the funds apportioned in accordance with section 5311, up to one-half of 1 percent shall be available for administrative expenses and program management oversight and both amounts shall remain available for obligation until September 30, 2012: Provided further, That the preceding proviso shall apply in lieu of the provisions in section 1106 of this Act.

Via Free Republic, on a tip from hiram.



Sword of Damocles Is Ready to Drop

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:37 PM

Glenn Beck demonstrates the effect turning the keys to the liquor cabinet over to a bunch of drunks will inevitably have on the value of the dollar:

Unless we find a way to replace our government with responsible leadership in the immediate future, we are very likely in for Weimar Republic–style hyperinflation. Don't bother buying firewood; soon burning cash will be cheaper.

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A Weimar German stokes her stove with money.

On a tip from The MaryHunter.



Another Robert Gibbs Press Conference

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:21 PM

Via The Nose on Your Face, on a tip from Oiao.



Weigh in With Sphincter

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:38 PM

RINO Senator Arlen Specter, plans to stab both his party and future generations of Americans in the back by voting for the outrageous Porkzilla package, which appears purposely designed to break capitalism by crushing our economy under an unsupportable mountain of unnecessary debt. Without defections from turncoat Republicans, this headlong leap into national insolvency could be blocked with a filibuster.

Just as electing Obama will have consequences for America, voting for this obscenely bloated spending bill will have consequences for Sphincter — especially if he plans to run as a Republican again. In case you'd like to tell him so, but haven't been able to get through because his office phone is inaccessible and his email contact site has reportedly blown up, The MaryHunter passes along some contact information that might help:

DC phone: (202) 224-4254
DC fax: (202) 228-1229
Harrisburg phone: (717) 782-3951
Harrisburg fax: (717) 782-4920
Emails to contact:
Scott_Hoeflich@specter.senate.gov
Maria_Plakoudas@specter.senate.gov
Christopher_Bradish@specter.senate.gov
thomas_dower@specter.senate.gov
seema_singh@specter.senate.gov
corene_ashley@specter.senate.gov
regina_campbell@specter.senate.gov
gayle_mills@specter.senate.gov

You can find similar information for other Senators at Our Country Deserves Better PAC. Don't forget to be civil.

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Time is running out to give Sphincter a piece of your mind.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:03 AM

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Creator of Obama Poster Busted for Vandalism

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:35 AM

There isn't much associated with the Moonbat Messiah that isn't rooted in a criminal mentality. You know the poster of The Anointed One done in the style of Soviet and Nazi propaganda art that has been plastered all over the country since last summer? It's creator has now been busted in Boston for vandalism.

Shepard Fairey, 38, was arrested Friday night on his way to the Institute of Contemporary Art for a kickoff event for his first solo exhibition, called "Supply and Demand."
Two warrants were issued for Fairey on Jan. 24 after police determined he'd tagged property in two locations with graffiti based on the Andre the Giant street art campaign from his early career…

Fairy is also in trouble for copyright infringement, because his ubiquitous Obama poster is based on a photograph belonging to AP.

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Chump change.

On tips from Matt L and Scaramouche.



Cher Denounces Republicans, Praises Moonbat Messiah

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:11 AM

If only W could have stuck around a little longer…

Cher told CNSNews.com that living under Republican rule almost "killed" her, and she does not understand why anyone would want to be a Republican.

Typically of dreary has-beens trying to seem relevant in the cesspool of our entertainment industry, Cher is heavily into BHO:

His intelligence is so great and his spirit is so great, I believe he will be able to do as much if not more than anyone could possibly do.

For his first miracle, the Moonbat Messiah will blow over $1 trillion on liberal pork, despite the country being nearly broke.

Cher attempted to apply her own great intelligence to the question of how anyone but the "rich" (Cher herself is a zillionaire) and Christians could fail to embrace moonbattery:

I try to be charitable and there are some really good Republicans, but I just don't understand how anyone would want to be a Republican. I just can't figure it. I don't understand. If you're poor, if you're any kind of minority — gay, black, Latino, anything. If you're not a rich — I don't know. If you're not a rich born-again-Christian, I don't get it.

Wasn't that nice of her to try to be charitable? Maybe she feels a tiny hint of gratitude to Republican Sonny Bono, who launched her career.

A primary reason this country appears to be headed for decline is that narrow-minded leftist cretins like Cher control our mainstream culture.

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Cher expresses astonishment on being told she's absurd.

On tips from Matt L, nancz, and Wiggins.



Boston Globe Readers Sneer at Porkzilla, Obama, and Chappaquiddick Ted

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:36 AM

The liberal Boston Globe's Boston.com announced that half-living homicidal degenerate Ted Kennedy was being shipped to Washington to vote for the obscene Porkzilla package, reminiscent of his "dramatic return" last summer to vote for further socializing medicine. Encouragingly, the comments on the story appear to be universally contemptuous of Chappaquiddick Ted and the $1 trillion bid to break the back of capitalism. Unedited and unselected, here are all the comments on the first page:

If the money is used to put a wind farm up on Nantucket Sound, then for once, go Teddy go.
Who is being "Dramatic?" Getting on a plane and flying first class is not to tough of an adventure…my God!!
THIS BILL HAS MORE PORK IN IT.. THAN A PIG FARMER….THEN THE DEMS DON;T NEED THE REPUBLICANS.. ALL THEY NEED IS KENNEDY AND PELOSI… AND SOMEONE SHOULD TELL PELOSI.. WE DON'T HAVE 500 MILLION PEOPLE LIVING IN AMERICA.. DAMN NO WONDER WE ARE IN TROUBLE THE DEMS DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW MANY AMERICANS THERE ARE……IDIOTS
I'm sure the democrats will get Sen. Kennedy to vote, even if he is on a gurny and they have to hold up his hand. The longer this bill is around the more it stinks. The stink will still be on the democrats in 2010.
So, are we the taxpayers footing the bill for Mr. Ted to fly to DC from Florida? Enough is enough from this high flying prima donas.. I for one hope they are all defeated in 2010.
A responsible politician would acknowledge that they've been absent for the entire debate and that given the enormity of the situation, at best, should recluse themselves. At no time in the debate, has the issue of how this debt will be repaid…only that it will fall on the shoulders of future generations. I believe in action, but with so much at stake, the mere fact that we're rushing into a final decision so quickly, borders on irresponsibility. Look to yourselves and ask how much time you take when making "life determining" decisions. Bet the issue is throughly reviewed before moving forward.
They still don't get it… "He is flying in to vote" really means here is another term-limit deficient, self-focused democrat on our backs. He knew the bill was being about to go to vote weeks ago so why not wait before leaving town? Guess they added the cost of their private planes and gas in the spending package.
I guess the Democrats are pretty desperate to pass this bill. This should prove they're willing to do whatever it takes to get their way. This should tell everyone how bad this pork-spending bill is.
I'm sure he has read the entire bill and will vote yes because he cares so much about you and me. We all know Teddy is so bipartisan. This bill is a complete joke, they want to shove this down our throats as soon as possible before everyone realizes this turd should be flushed down the bowl. SOCIALISM SUCKS. IMPEACH OBAMA (worst president ever) NOW.
Is he fit to vote? There are so many old codgers in the House and Senate now who should be tested for mental acuity if they are going to be voting on serious decisions. On that point, all Americans disgusted with this continued out-of-control spending need to use years of service as a litmus test in the 2010 primaries. This goes for both parties! All members of Congress with 20+ years needs to be sent packing with their fat pensions. We need new blood if we are to get any real change.
When it come to spending money on big government he'll show up no matter how sick he is, but when it comes to acting on matters concerning "us the people" he's somewhere on a yacht vacationing, what a coward.
just great ,now we are doomed.This is the worst nightmare in my lifetime.This is the most bizarre president in history.And by far the most radical.It is terrifying .I just hope his numbers keep plummeting so he loses his political capital.
I guess everything this old geezer does these days is "dramatic". What would have been REALLY dramatic is if he would have tried to save Mary Joe from the watery grave that he put her in, or better yet if he would have stayed faithful to his wife that night…
This is UNREAL!
RIDICULOUS!!! Most "normal" people do not have theluxury of showing up for work when they feel like it. If his condition prevents him from going to work, he should resign or be fired. Hopefully, his condition will soon accomodate this request! It is time for him to join his brothers!
Biden was right--there will be a voter backlash against the socialist democrats. We need another "Contract With America" from Newt. Four years of this blind drive toward stupidity and American voters will be ready for another change.
Are the democrats so scared that they will no get their way that they have to have a sick man come in to try to save them?

It looks like Hope & Change are wearing thin fast, even in left-leaning Boston. Villagers are starting to sharpen their pitchforks.

On a tip from Wiggins.



New Jersey Permits Homosexual Divorce

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:18 AM

Good news and bad news for homosexuals in New Jersey: you can't get "married," but at least you can get divorced.

Gay marriages performed outside New Jersey are recognized in the state for the purpose of divorce, according to a ruling Friday by a judge deciding whether a lesbian couple married in Canada can split.

La Kia Hammond wants a divorce so she can drag her daughter back up to Canada and get married again, presumably to another lesbian. She can't get divorced up there, because she's not a resident.

The fun is only beginning. Some countries already endorse getting married to animals. Whether you can divorce animals in New Jersey is unclear.

On a tip from Franco.



American Killed by Terrorist Released From Club Gitmo

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:03 AM

There's no question that released Club Gitmo vacationers will kill Americans. It's already happened:

A New York woman was killed in a terrorist attack at the U.S. Embassy in Sana, Yemen, in September. And U.S. counterterrorism officials have now confirmed that Said Ali al-Shihri, 35, who was released from the Guantanamo Bay prison center in 2007, is the deputy leader of Al Qaeda in that Mideast country and is a suspect in the attack.

Eighteen-year-old Susan Elbaneh of Lackawanna, New York died in the attack. According to the Defense Department, she is probably not the first American to be killed by a Gitmo alumnus.

The Obamination Administration has decided to close Gitmo to send a signal that the War on Terror is over. But terror's war on us has only just begun, and no one seems to have a clue what to do with Gitmo vacationers, despite the obvious solution to this problem having been developed over 100 years ago.

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On a tip from Frank W.



Foster Mother Banned After Failing to Prevent Conversion to Christianity

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:37 AM

The campaign to Islamize Britain in the name of political correctness has ended the career of a foster mother who had looked after over 80 children, after she failed to prevent one of her wards from converting from Islam to Christianity.

The teenage convert was in foster care because she had been abused in her home, hardly an unusual situation for Muslim girls. The foster mother not only did not pressure her to convert, but initially tried to dissuade her. But her efforts were insufficient. When it came to light that the girl had gotten herself baptized, her foster care manager became "incandescent with rage."

Now Britain has one fewer foster parents. The girl is back with her abusive family. If they find out she converted, they will likely kill her, which is probably why her name hasn't been released.

One by one, the lights of civilization flicker and die.

On tips from Knights of the Dumb Table and Panday.



February 8, 2009

Al Franken: Yet Another Tax Cheat Democrat

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:05 PM

If Al Franken's brazen bid to cheat his way into the Senate is blocked, he could always join the Obamination Administration. He has shown the appropriate contempt for paying the taxes Democrats are so eager to raise:

Overlooked in coverage of Tim Geithner's and Tom Daschle's unpaid taxes is the $70,000 that Minnesota Democratic senatorial candidate Al Franken has admitted to owing in back taxes, interest, and penalties.
Last April, the California Tax Franchise Board revealed that Franken owed the state $5,800 in taxes, fines, and penalties because he did not file returns in 2003 through 2007. Franken then admitted that he owed more than $50,000 in back taxes to 17 states.

Democrats stand resolutely not only for high taxes, but also for the working man. Given their characteristic hypocrisy, this is no surprise:

On top of failing to pay taxes in 17 states, the New York State Workers' Compensation Board hit Franken's corporation with a $25,000 penalty for failing to carry worker's compensation insurance for his employees in New York.

In light of tax cheats Daschle and Nancy Killefer going under the bus, maybe our Democrat rulers have pushed their arrogance as far as it can go. But if the corrupt, obnoxious, unelected, and outrageously unqualified Franken is actually seated in the Senate, we'll know there are no limits.

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If they can seat this lowlife, anything goes.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Sean Penn Declares That Fox News Anchors Are Failed Actors Who Envy Him

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:39 AM

In a recent nauseatingly obsequious interview with PBS propagandist Tavis Smiley, radical left actor Sean "Spicoli" Penn discussed his role in "Milk," a movie devoted to promoting homosexual depravity, the primary cause of the AIDS epidemic. Spicoli announced that the criticism he gets tends

to be from failed actors. Like the Fox anchors who are just clearly very envious.

Smiley, who had just slathered Penn with elaborate praise for his "embrace of humanity," responded:

That's about as straightforward as it comes.

That was your tax dollar at work, paying an idiot to stroke the bloated ego of a paranoid psychotic. No doubt Spicoli has a Bill O'Reilly doll at home that he tortures with cigarettes, to go with his Ann Coulter doll.

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Spicoli holds forth.

On a tip from J.



Ethnically Correct AIDS Awareness Day

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:16 AM

In case you missed it, yesterday was National Black HIV-AIDS Awareness Day. Guess when they're holding National White HIV-AIDs Awareness Day? That's right, never. We wouldn't want to be racist.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Obama Coffee

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:02 AM

Chairman Zero has his work cut out for him if he's going to suppress America's entrepreneurial instincts in favor of a society consisting of socialists passively shuffling toward free handouts. At a roadside in Hawaii, where the Moonbat Messiah is alleged to have been born:

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A closer look at the product for sale:

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Half light, half dark: just like our Halfrican POTUS. The name of the company — Hawaiian Moonbeans — couldn't be more appropriate.

Compliments of C-Bug.



February 7, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:33 AM

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A traditional Saturday Creature Feature, on a tip from Dennis S.



Pen Pals

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:24 AM

Three RINOs in the Senate need to hear from as many people as possible that participating in the wanton looting of our country's future by voting for the $1+ trillion (with interest) Porkzilla "stimulus" package will not be forgiven. Click to contact:

Senator Olympia Snowe

Senator Susan Collins

Senator Arlen Specter

When your grandchildren ask you why you left them buried in debt, it will be nice to be able to tell them you tried to stop it.

On a tip from J.



Clintonista Retreads for Change

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:27 AM

Unfortunately, the more Dems "Change," the more they stay the same:

On a tip from Al C.



Use Found for Ashley Judd's Swollen Air-Filled Head

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:06 AM

Even Palin-deranged Hollyweird self-parody Trashley Crudd is good for something. Compliments of J:

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Thanks to avalon for this link to an amusing account of Trashley performing a selfless humanitarian publicity stunt.



February 6, 2009

Moonbats Continue to Campaign Against Saracuda

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:56 AM

Sarah Palin so perfectly embodies everything liberals hate that they can't stop campaigning against her. Tinseltown bubblehead Ashley Judd is still exploiting Palin Derangement Syndrome to extract cash from fools for the moonbat racket Defenders of Wildlife. In a new video, Crudd denounces Alaska's necessary practice of keeping the wolf population under control:

It's time to stop Sarah Palin and stop this senseless savagery. Palin is … casting aside science and championing the slaughter of wildlife.

Actually, the main purpose of shooting a few wolves is to prevent them from eating all the moose and caribou. But you couldn't really expect Ashley to grasp anything more complicated than, "Wolves good, Sarah Palin bad."

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This is what a screeching idiot looks like.

On a tip from Chad.



ABC Propagandist George Stephanopoulos Participates in White House Strategy Sessions

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:22 AM

Obama isn't providing us much Hope, but there has been plenty of Audacity — particularly regarding the corrupt alliance between his regime and the left-wing media establishment that essentially installed it. It turns out that ABC's George Stephanopoulos — a former Clintonista — is back in the White House:

Stephanopoulos has participated in daily phone strategy sessions with now White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel throughout his tenure at ABC.

Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center has demanded an explanation for this major violation of journalistic ethics, and that Stephanie recuse himself from reporting on the Obamanation Administration, of which he is an unofficial member. The response: the sound of crickets chirping.

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Next time the media won't call him on it — now he is the media.

Hat tip: LGF, on a tip from Burning Hot.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:50 AM

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On a tip from SK.



Double Feature

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:42 AM

Sometimes news stories are two halves of a whole, and should be published as a pair.

Story One:

The new White House Web site puts the administration of President Barack Obama on record as favoring a "worldwide ban on weapons that interfere with military and commercial satellites."

This is consistent with liberal hostility toward "weaponizing space," which has motivated moonbats to oppose space-based antimissile defense systems since Reagan days.

Story Two:

Iran says it has launched its first domestically made satellite into orbit.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the launch had been successful and that with it Iran had "officially achieved a presence in space". … A US state department official said the launch was of "great concern" and could lead to ballistic missile development. … France has also expressed concern, saying the technology used was "very similar" to that used in ballistic missiles.

Iran's terrorist mullahs have of course been hard at work building nuclear weapons for these missiles to deliver — and there are now no grownups in a position to slow them down.

When our cities are smoldering radioactive ruins, we'll know whom to thank for the Change.

On tips from Rob Banks.



Graven Idol Chia Pet

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:45 AM

It isn't easy to be cheesy even by Obamunist standards:

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It goes from cornrows to afro in 1-2 weeks, and can be yours for a mere $19.95. No shrine to the Moonbat Messiah is complete without one.

Order quickly, before Chairman Zero forbids graven images of His Hopiness.

On tips from Lyle.



Baby Murdered at Abortion Clinic

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:04 AM

I know, I know, it happens hundreds of times a day, and our tax money supports it. But this case is particularly appalling.

Eighteen and pregnant, Sycloria Williams went to an abortion clinic outside Miami and paid $1,200 for Dr. Pierre Jean-Jacque Renelique to terminate her 23-week pregnancy.
Three days later, she sat in a reclining chair, medicated to dilate her cervix and otherwise get her ready for the procedure.
Only Renelique didn't arrive in time. According to Williams and the Florida Department of Health, she went into labor and delivered a live baby girl.

Sounds like a tragedy averted. But it didn't turn out that way.

One of the clinic's owners, who has no medical license, cut the infant's umbilical cord. Williams says the woman placed the baby in a plastic biohazard bag and threw it out.
Police recovered the decomposing remains in a cardboard box a week later after getting anonymous tips.

Obviously this is murder. But in a society run by criminals, is murder necessarily a crime? Readers will recall that our new Affirmative Action president adamantly defended the practice of killing children who survive botched abortions by just leaving them to die.

On tips from Bubba, Viking04, and Matt.



February 5, 2009

RFK Jr Announces That Hog Farmers Are a Greater Threat Than Al Qaeda

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:33 PM

Seeing is believing:

Lunatics like this are running the country now.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Lost Your Job? Thank the Government

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:27 PM

The 1.5 million foreign workers the government brings in each year pales in comparison to how many are pouring over the unguarded border, not only taking jobs but destroying them by crippling the economy with the burden they place on social services. But soon they'll all have amnesty, along with all their relatives, guaranteeing a permanent Democrat majority. Then we won't need jobs. We can just sit home and collect our "tax cuts" from Chairman Zero.

Hat tip: Right Wing Video; on a tip from SK.



Won't You Be Sorry

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:47 PM

Maybe this will work: If world government doesn't impose a pre-industrial socialist slave state right now, the animals are going to commit suicide!

On a tip from Burning Hot.



A Tree Responds to the Weeping Moonbats

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:41 PM

Moonbats who weep and scream over the plight of trees have finally received a response, via The Nose on Your Face:

On a tip from Adam.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:20 AM

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Via Obamicon.Me, on a tip from bb.



Taxachusetts Sues New Hampshire for Not Being a Kleptocracy

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:50 AM

The Founding Fathers designed our system so as to apply the free market to liberty, allowing states to compete with each other for freedom. Unsurprisingly, moonbats don't like it.

Battle lines have been drawn between tax-free New Hampshire and "Taxachusetts" — and the line is at the states' border.
Bay State officials said New Hampshire businesses should be collecting Massachusetts' 5 percent sales tax from residents who cross the border to shop — and save money.

According to greedy bureauweenies, inmates of the People's Republic of Massachusetts should not be allowed to escape the liberal state's excessive taxation by shopping elsewhere. The concept of federalism is lost on moonbats, who can't seem to grasp why anyone would limit the central power they worship.

On a tip from Bernie D.



World's Richest Geek Tries to Terrify Audience

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:18 AM

Yuk yuk. That Bill Gates is such a card:

Microsoft founder turned philanthropist Bill Gates released a glass full of mosquitoes at an elite technology conference to make a point about the deadly disease malaria.
"Malaria is spread by mosquitoes," Gates said while opening a jar onstage at the Technology, Entertainment, Design Conference — a gathering known to attract technology kings, politicians, and Hollywood stars.
"I brought some. Here I'll let them roam around. There is no reason only poor people should be infected."

A few minutes after releasing the jarful of mosquitoes, Gates told his audience that the insects didn't really have malaria. But I doubt he told them the reason mosquitoes are able to kill so many millions in the Third World: his fellow sanctimonious liberal do-gooders have managed to suppress the use of DDT, which had saved half a billion lives but is considered ideologically unclean by moonbats.

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A zillionaire amuses himself.

On tips from Matt L, Matt from the Knights of the Dumb Table, and nancz.



Even NBC Pundit Notices Similarity Between Obama and Lenin

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:38 AM

It looks like CNBC's Jim Cramer has wandered off the reservation by admitting to the obvious similarities between our first Affirmative Action president and the communist maniac who imposed totalitarian hell on Russia:

Obama dogged Wall Street by saying there would be a time "for them to make profits, and there will be time for them to get bonuses. Now's not that time. And that's a message that I intend to send directly to them."
Cramer made this comparison: "There was a little snippet last week that was, 'Now is not the time for profits.' Look — in Lenin's book, "What Is to Be Done," is simple text of what I always though was for the communists. It was remarkable to hear very similar language from 'What Is to Be Done?' which is we have no place for profits."

Chairman Zero had better get a tighter leash on his media lapdogs if he's going to push his agenda through before America wakes up and defends itself.

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For once, Marx was right: "History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce."

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



Obama Cancels Oil Leases

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:12 AM

If the economy isn't in bad enough shape yet for Democrats to scare people into submitting to their porkulus package, maybe this will help. Yesterday the Obama Nation Administration announced that it will cancel oil drilling leases on over 130,000 acres in Utah.

What this country really needs for total economic panic to set in is the price of gas to shoot up. With moonbats running the government, it won't take long.

But no doubt the "stimulus" package includes a few hundred $billion to study engines that run on unicorn flatulence, so we won't be needing to drill for oil anyway.

On a tip from Cheetah. Hat tip: wizbang.



Obama Picks Porn Lawyer David Ogden for Deputy Attorney General

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:34 AM

Chairman Zero isn't getting any better at picking people for high-level positions. His choice to serve as deputy attorney general under skeevy pro-terrorist lowlife Eric Holder is moonbat lawyer David Ogden.

In the 2005 case Roper v. Simmons, Ogden alarmingly argued that the USA must abide by a death penalty treaty that we never signed, because otherwise we would be flouting international norms. The idea that the demented laws and treaties favored by decadent Euroweenies ought to hold weight in American courts is taken quite seriously on the left's outer fringe, as a means of circumnavigating the will of voters.

Like most moonbats, Ogden is a big fan of abortion. Here's what he has to say about the psychological effects killing her own child has on any woman who hasn't totally cauterized her conscience:

[I]t is grossly misleading to tell a woman that abortion imposes possible detrimental psychological effects when the risks are negligible in most cases, when the evidence shows that she is more likely to experience feelings of relief and happiness, and when child-birth and child-rearing or adoption may pose concomitant (if not greater) risks or adverse psychological effects.

In addition to advancing mental health (according to Ogden), abortion is highly convenient in a society so degenerate that children are exposed to bums fumbling in their stained and malodorous trousers as they gawk at online pornography — a state of affairs Ogden has defended by fighting the use of Internet filters in public libraries. He has lawyered for Playboy, Penthouse, the largest distributor of hard-core porno movies, and even the ACLU.

Ogden definitely gets Chairman Zero's Big Government approach. He has sued the government to force taxpayers to finance a Braille version of Playboy. It's unclear whether this included scratch-and-sniff technology.

An all-purpose warrior on behalf of moonbat decadence, Ogden has also fought to homosexualize the military and "has urged courts to treat traditional definitions of marriage as a social prejudice."

They might want to change the name to the Department of Social Justice.

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Rumors that Ogden has filmed himself being spanked by Janet Reno could not be confirmed.

On a tip from nancz.



February 4, 2009

Transparent Phoniness

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:18 PM

The transparency we were promised:

The transparency we're getting:

How's that for Change?

On a tip from TED.



Hippies Weep for the Trees

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:10 PM

Grab your hankies, moonbats! As for everyone else, this classic is good for another round of laughs:

Maybe it's not such a bad idea to blubber and scream — considering that people like this are now in charge of our energy policy.

On a tip from J.



Democrat Authenticity

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:08 PM

Yes, this is the same Tom Daschle who just got nailed for not paying taxes on his limousine and driver:

Other than their greed and lust for power, there isn't much about these people that isn't 100% fake.

On a tip from LT Nixon.



Porkulus Package Includes Bonanza for Hard Left LCCR

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:10 PM

By now people are beginning to figure out that the $1 trillion+ "stimulus package" is not even intended to have a beneficial effect on the economy. So what do liberals want to buy with all this money they are looting from us, our children, and our grandchildren? The answer: more liberalism. RedState reports:

The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights ("LCCR") is a far left interest group.
The group opposed conservative judges. The group agitates for card check. The group is in favor of the Fairness Doctrine. It is chiefly an agitator for affirmative action programs and tries to pressure banks into giving high risk loans like those that caused the housing crisis. If you oppose them, they label you a racist.
LCCR operates like ACORN. And the Senate Democrats are about to give them $90 million of your money.

The $90,000,000.00 payout to these moonbat foot soldiers is buried in the "stimulus" bill in the section "Digital-to-Analog Converter Program."

Maybe the Dems' outrageous porkulus package will be a stimulus after all. If it doesn't stimulate the American public to rage, nothing will.

On a tip from Conan.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:00 AM

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Anyone have a caption for this? On a tip from The MaryHunter.



Pelosi: Every Month We Don't Pass Porkulus Bill, America Loses 500,000,000 Jobs

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:33 AM

There's no time to ask what's in the Democrats' gargantuan porkulus bill, whether it will stimulate the economy in the slightest, or how many generations it will take to dig out from under the debt it will create. We need to embrace socialism by pushing it through this instant, because as Speaker of the House Nazi Pelousy informs us, for every month we don't pass this bloated package of moonbat pork, 500 million Americans lose their jobs:

Imagine the fun the media could have showing this over and over again were a Republican to tell such a hilariously stupid lie.

On tips from AC, Murff, and Dennis S. Hat tip: It's Curtains for You…



Fictional NYC Fireman to Promote 9/11 Conspiracy Lunacy

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:58 AM

September 11 has been forgotten by most, or Chairman Zero could never have been elected. But even some moonbats still remember the heroism of the many firemen who were killed on that awful day. The TV show "Rescue Me" will keep the memories alive by featuring an NYC firefighter who believes the atrocities of 9/11 were the work of the Bush Administration. The part is played by Daniel Sunjata, who actually holds this view in what passes for "real life" among actors:

In the episode, Mr. Sunjata's character delivers a two-minute monologue for a French journalist describing a "neoconservative government effort" to control the world's oil, drastically increase military spending and "change the definition of pre-emptive attack." To put it into action, he continues, "what you need is a new Pearl Harbor. That's what they said they needed."
Mr. Sunjata surprised some of the TV reporters when he said that he "absolutely, 100 percent" supports the assertion that "9/11 was an inside job."

Future generations will grow up believing that Republicans were behind 9/11, and that al Qaeda terrorists were innocent victims of imperial neocons. Thanks to their control of the media, the bad guys are winning.

Moonbats rewrite history to turn this to their advantage.

On a tip from mega.



Grade School Kids Compelled to Propagandize for Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:20 AM

Vladimir Lenin, who imposed a communist police state on Russia, famously said:

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

Our own schoolmasters get the kids for much longer — and they've taken Lenin's lesson to heart:

Students at an elementary school in New Rochelle, NY, a largely Democratic suburb of New York City with a City Council and School Board dominated by Democrats, were recently assigned an in-class assignment to color in drawings of Barack Obama to mark the occasion of the inauguration of the 44th President. The drawings depicted Obama in various heroic poses, flags waving in the background, but one drawing went beyond adulation into overt political activity disguised as a pedagogical exercise. The drawing is a campaign button, in the center of a circle Barack Obama is smiling surrounded by another circle with the words "Students for Obama 2008". …
New Rochelle Superintendent of Schools Richard Organisciak, an Obama supporter, did not respond to emails requesting comment.

Even among young children, Obamunists encounter some resistance. Complained one second-grader:

I was mad. I wanted McCain to win.

I wonder if that goes on her permanent record.

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What public schools teach instead of the three R's.

On a tip from Robert Cox.



Chairman Zero's Tailspin Begins

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:41 AM

Right after the hype fest of the Moonbat Messiah's coronation, The Anointed One had a Strongly Approve rate of 44% and a Strongly Disapprove rate of 14%, with an approval index of +30. After two weeks of the public watching this post turtle try to govern, the rates are 37% and 22%, respectively; the approval index has been cut in half, despite a media obsequiously devoted to propping him up. At this pace his positive ratings will last another two weeks.

No amount of propaganda is going to turn an adolescent Marxist into a competent American President. However, if Obama takes the establishment media down with him, but not the entire economy, this whole debacle will leave us better off in the end.

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On a tip from Karin.



Congress Sets Table for Confiscation of Firearms

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:52 AM

A people has not been truly subjugated by its government so long as it preserves the means to defend itself. So it should come as no surprise that our new leftist regime is already pressing aggressively toward the goal of confiscating handguns, the Second Amendment be damned. Worldview Times comments on H.R. 45:

This bill would require a license for handguns and semiautomatics, including those currently possessed. The applicant must be thumbprinted and sign a certification that, effectively, the firearm will not be kept in a place where it would be available for the defense of the gun owner's family. The applicant must also make available ALL of his psychiatric records, pass an exam, and pay a fee of up to $25. The license may be renewed after five years and may be revoked. Private sales would be outlawed, and reports to the attorney general of all transactions would be required, even when, as the bill allows, the AG determines that a state licensing system is sufficiently draconian to substitute for the federal license. With virtually no exceptions, ALL firearms transactions (involving semiautos, handguns, long guns, etc.) would be subject to a Brady check. In addition, the bill would make it unlawful in nearly all cases to keep any loaded firearm for self-defense. A variety of "crimes by omission" (such as failure to report certain things) would be created. Criminal penalties of up to ten years and almost unlimited regulatory and inspection authority would be established.

As Leonardo da Vinci pointed out, it is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end. Once we've been disarmed, resistance will be all but impossible, and Big Government can continue to metastasize like the terminal cancer it is with no restraint whatsoever.

Hat tip: Six Meat Buffet, on a tip from Dennis S.



February 3, 2009

Education Fail

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:41 PM

Maybe schools should ease up on the victim studies and go back to teaching math.

On a tip from Lyle.



Disgraced Tax Cheat Tom Daschle on Enforcing Tax Laws

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:35 PM

Too bad, Tom. It's up to others to nationalize the healthcare industry now.

I wonder how he feels about fellow tax cheat Tim Geithner still getting to be Treasury Secretary.

On a tip from Al C.



Police Retreat From What's Left of Britain

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:19 PM

Until only recently, Britain ranked among the greatest civilizations in the history of the world. Now, its police cower and run from conquering barbarians. Moonbattery has reduced it to this:

Heroes who fought in the Battle of Britain are still alive to witness this.

On a tip from TD.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:29 AM

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Compliments of Diversity Lane.



Google Tells Kids What to Wish for the World

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:10 AM

Like many moonbat propagandists, the lefties at Google target the impressionable minds of children. Their Doodle 4 Google campaign invites kids to design a new homepage logo around the theme "What I Wish for the World."

These are exciting times and both our country and the world are on the brink of significant change. At Google we believe in thinking big, and dreaming big, and we can't think of anything more important than encouraging students to do the same.

The Obamunist rapture is at hand! Examples of what kids are supposed to wish for:

… we use plants for electricity
… we make college free for everyone
… we give health insurance to all who need it

The nice thing about indoctrinating grade school kids is they don't bring up issues of fairness and feasibility. Needless to say, that the world be cured of moonbattery did not make the list.

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On a tip from Travis A.



Tax Cheat Nancy Killefer Withdraws

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:55 AM

From the list of tax cheats who will fill top positions in the Obama Administration, we can subtract Nancy Killefer:

An Obama administration official says Nancy Killefer is withdrawing her candidacy to be the first chief performance officer for the federal government. …
When her selection was announced by President Barack Obama on Jan. 7, The Associated Press disclosed that in 2005 the District of Columbia government had filed a more than $900 tax lien on her home for failure to pay unemployment compensation tax on household help.

Too bad tax cheats Timothy Geithner and Tom Daschle didn't show enough shame to withdraw. But at least Daschle's nomination may get sunk, like fellow crook Bill Richardson's.

Chairman Zero certainly has changed the culture in Washington, as promised. If Bush 43 and Co. had half as many ethical problems, MSM talking heads would have blown out their vocal cords.

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First, evil possessed Killheifer's left hand…

On tips from V the K and Varla. Hat tip: Ace of Spades HQ.



Moonbat Radio Flops Again

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:45 AM

No wonder Democrats are so gung-ho about the Unfairness Doctrine, which would coerce radio stations to feature left-wing talk show hosts even if no one wants to listen to them. Two weeks into the Age of Obama, and already DC's WWRC OBAMA 1260 has been forced to change format because radio listeners get enough moonbattery from print and TV. The Washington Compost reports:

President Obama may be riding high in Washington, but OBAMA 1260 is not.
The area's only progressive talk station is changing formats, dropping such syndicated liberal hosts as Ed Schultz, Stephanie Miller and Bill Press in favor of financial news, starting next week.
The move by Redskins owner Dan Snyder, who purchased the station, WWRC, and others in Washington last summer, leaves the city without a liberal radio outlet. Program Director Greg Tantum says he thought the station could work because of enthusiasm over Obama, but that ratings collapsed to a level that could not be measured after the election.
But ratings nearly doubled, he says, at Snyder's conservative station, WTNT, which features Laura Ingraham and Bill Bennett.

As NewsBusters points out, there are other liberal talk stations in DC, namely NPR affiliate WAMU and the even wackier Pacifica station WPFW. But WWRC is the only one competing as a commercial station. Its predictable failure illustrates why liberals' hatred of free markets is particularly intense when it comes to radio.

On a tip from AC.



Moonbat Confession

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:18 AM

Occasionally progressives have lapses in their habitual dishonesty. From Post Secret:

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Not to worry, liberals — until Sarah Palin runs for national office again, Rush Limbaugh is filling in as Emmanuel Goldstein for the Two Minutes Hate that with moonbats runs for 24 hours daily.

Via Michelle Malkin, on a tip from Burning Hot.



The Rangel Rule

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:01 AM

Finally some constructive legislation has been proposed:

Texas Republican Congressman John Carter says he wants everyone to get the same treatment when it comes to taxes. He has introduced what he's calling the "Rangel Rule."
"Under the bill, any U.S. citizen who owes back taxes can pay them and automatically waive all interest and penalties by writing 'Rangel Rule' on their return."
Rangel is Congressman Charles Rangel — the Democratic House Ways and Means Committee chairman — who admitted he failed to pay taxes on rental income for years. He has apologized and agreed to pay back taxes. But Carter says Rangel hasn't paid interest or penalties.

Let's hope tax cheats Timothy Geithner and Tom Daschle wrote "Rangel Rule" on their returns.

On a tip from The MaryHunter.



Anarchy + Communism = Moonbattery

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:27 AM

It used to confuse me that 20-something adolescents in black clothes with bugs in their hair call themselves anarchists while espousing a communist ideology by which the State provides everything for free at someone else's expense. If anarchy is no government, and communism is absolute enslavement to government, that would make them opposites, right?

But these opposites attract, merging with toxic synergism to form something still more pernicious and depraved, a grotesque ideology that scholars of political pathology call moonbattery. To see it on display, refer to America's most liberal city:

Tasha Flowers, a Detroit single mom, broke into a foreclosed home in a fancy Detroit neighborhood and squatted there with her SEVEN children. When police came to escort her and the family out, it was done nicely and orderly, according to neighbors and witnesses from the Neighborhood Association. But Flowers filed a lawsuit against Detroit Police claiming that Detroit Police beat her and her family (they have no pictures or hospital records, according to reports), and that they came to "her" house the next day to apologize, along with gift cards to Walmart and Target and $100.

The marriage of anarchy and communism produces such hideous offspring that people would rebel against it — if they were informed of its extent. That's where the moonbat media comes in. To continue:

But that's not how the Detroit media — both newspapers, the Detroit Free Press and the Detroit Newsistan — covered it. … From the way they "report," er … regurgiatate it, you'd never know that this was a foreclosed home that Ms. Flowers didn't own, nor did she belong in it, and that she was a squatter. They don't even report the real reason why police were there — ie., to escort her out. …
Even worse, many national media outlets picked up on their phony stories, including the Chicago Tribune, MSNBC, etc., all of whom reported on the alleged Detroit police brutality, and none of whom reported that this woman is a squatter.

Anarchy means you don't have to work to buy a home; you can just squat in someone else's. Communism means you can sue taxpayers for $millions when the police throw you out. Moonbattery means the media takes your side.

On a tip from Steve G.



Crooked Congressman Proposes Concentration Camps

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:51 AM

Remember Alcee Hastings, the federal judge who after being impeached for corruption became a Democrat Congresscrook and Co-Chair of Shrillary Rotten's presidential campaign? Nancy "Culture of Corruption" Pelosi wanted him to head the House Intelligence Committee, but was forced to back off due to the outraged reaction to having a known criminal in charge of our security. Yet Hastings still has security concerns:

Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., has introduced to the House of Representatives a new bill, H.R. 645, calling for the secretary of homeland security to establish no fewer than six national emergency centers for corralling civilians on military installations.
The proposed bill, which has received little mainstream media attention, appears designed to create the type of detention center that those concerned about use of the military in domestic affairs fear could be used as concentration camps for political dissidents, such as occurred in Nazi Germany.

Hastings may be best known for saying this about Sarah Palin:

Anybody toting guns and stripping moose don't care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks.

Yet Saracuda isn't the one proposing concentration camps. Maybe Hastings actually believes his own rhetoric, and wants to make us into lampshades before we do the same to him. Whatever his motives, "toting guns" is a wise practice, given the people running our government.

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How's this for a culture of corruption?

On a tip from Dennis S.



February 2, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:52 AM

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MSM Offers Opportunity to Merge With the Anointed One

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:47 AM

The Cult of the Moonbat Messiah just keeps getting creepier:

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Follow the instructions at the Detroit Free Press and you too can merge your face with BHO's and become one with The One.

So much for the media providing a brake on government. Joseph Goebbels wouldn't have pushed statist idolatry this far.

On tips from V the K and Burning Hot. Hat tip: The Ryskind Sketchbook.



Obama Calls Patriotic Jessica Simpson Fat

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:13 AM

One downside to installing an adolescent in the White House is he's likely to behave like one — like Chairman Zero did yesterday by publicly ridiculing Jessica Simpson's figure. The Anointed One observed that the lovely Ms. Simpson is "in a weight battle apparently." This predictably brought yuks from NBC's execrable Matt Lauer.

That will teach Simpson for traveling far and wide to visit the troops Obama has pointedly and repeatedly ignored.

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Eat your heart out, Michelle Obama.

On tips from SK and Karin.



The Boss at a Loss

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:41 AM

If anything could be worse than watching my Cards lose the Super Bowl because one lousy play at the end of the first half went awry, it was having to run from the room in disgust when the musically vapid but politically obnoxious Bruce Springsteen came on for the halftime show — creating a stark contrast to the presence of the heroic David Petraeus, who performed the coin toss.

I didn't catch whether Springsteen took the opportunity to apologize for oppressing the working masses he pretends to represent by signing an exclusive deal with Wal-Mart to sell a greatest hits CD. Here's how "The Boss" explained his crime against the proletariat to the NY Times:

Springsteen told the Times that his team didn't vet the issue as closely as he should have, and that he "dropped the ball on it."
Springsteen went on to say: "It was a mistake. Our batting average is usually very good, but we missed that one. Fans will call you on that stuff, as it should be."

Leftists loathe Wal-Mart for providing people of limited means the products they need at prices they can afford, which requires resisting the unionization that inevitably drives costs through the ceiling.

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Opposes capitalist Wal-Mart — unless there's money to be made.

On tips from Wiggins, Viking04, and Joe from the Great Democratic Paradise of Michigan.



Al Gore Foiled by Punxsutawney Phil

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:34 AM

These days even a groundhog can get the better of Al Gore:

The world's most famous groundhog has seen his shadow which, legend has it, means this already long winter will last for six more weeks.

It can't be fun trying to whip up panic about global warming when it just keeps getting colder. Even liberals are starting to ridicule the Goracle.

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Having pwned the Goracle, Punxsutawney Phil is raised aloft in triumph.

On tips from Lyle and Burning Hot. Hat tip: American Spectator.



Tax Cheat Tom Daschle Says He's Sorry

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:08 AM

One good thing has come of the Age of Obama: We now know how to get zillionaire Democrat bigwigs to pay their back taxes. All you have to do is appoint them to cabinet positions.

Upon getting nominated, Timothy Geithner, who as Treasury Secretary will be overseeing the IRS, paid up — and so did Chairman Zero's choice to oversee the state takeover of the healthcare industry as head of the Health and Human Services Department.

It looks like we've found an exception to Democrat supporter Leona Helmsley's dictum:

Only the little people pay taxes.

Not to worry about Tom Daschle trying to cheat the government out of $128,203; he says he's sorry — though it's doubtful he is anywhere near as sorry as the American public will be as it figures out what the liberal media duped it into electing.

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Tax cheat Tom Daschle needed the money to spend on new glasses.

On a tip from Name.



Corpsicle Evokes Yawns in Detroit

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:38 AM

We don't have to wait for $trillion dollar "stimulus" packages to cause a complete economic collapse to have cool postapocalyptic adventures like Mad Max. Thanks to having been run exclusively by lefties for decades, America's most liberal city has already crossed into the bleak future moonbattery has in store for us, making it an ideal destination for urban explorers. Recently, someone called a reporter with a tip on a dead guy found in the elevator shaft of an abandoned building on Detroit's west side:

"He's encased in ice, except his legs, which are sticking out like Popsicle sticks," the caller phoned to tell this reporter.
"Why didn't your friend call the police?"
"He was trespassing and didn't want to get in trouble," the caller replied. As it happens, the caller's friend is an urban explorer who gets thrills rummaging through and photographing the ruins of Detroit. It turns out that this explorer last week was playing hockey with a group of other explorers on the frozen waters that had collected in the basement of the building. None of the men called the police, the explorer said. They, in fact, continued their hockey game.

According to a derelict who lives in the building, the corpse had "been down there since last month at least." No one had bothered to call the police. After several calls to 911, the reporter managed to get the Fire Department to come haul the corpse away.

Per liberal ideology, human life is a random accident, devoid of meaning. This is why progressives have no qualms about abortion. It's also why stories like this one will become all the more common if our culture continues to go off the rails to the left.

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A postcard from Detroit.

On a tip from Joe from the Great Democratic Paradise of Michigan.



PBS Moonbat: Obama Is America "by Virtue of His Being"

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:56 AM

Liberals are certainly getting our money's worth out of taxpayer-subsidized PBS affiliate KCET in Los Angeles. Check out this completely over the top ode to Chairman Zero:

Obama is the more perfect union. He is a house united. Obama is the New Generation and the hot light of a dawn that goes way beyond clever talk of morning in America.
Quite simply, quite plainly, just by virtue his being, Obama is America. The first true American to lead our nation.

Even Kim Jong-Il would blush if his media got this carried away.

On a tip from mandible claw.



More From the NY Times Archives: W Tried to Stop Fannie and Freddie

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:27 AM

The Gray Lady might want to do some scrubbing of her archives. Just as she predicted a decade ago that race-based mortgages would cause the government to have to bail out Fannie Mae, she let it slip back in 2003 that unlike the Dems, W was trying to do something about it:

The Bush administration today recommended the most significant regulatory overhaul in the housing finance industry since the savings and loan crisis a decade ago. …

The plan is an acknowledgment by the administration that oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — which together have issued more than $1.5 trillion in outstanding debt — is broken. A report by outside investigators in July concluded that Freddie Mac manipulated its accounting to mislead investors, and critics have said Fannie Mae does not adequately hedge against rising interest rates.

Unfornately the proposal…

would not repeal the significant government subsidies granted to the two companies. And it does not alter the implicit guarantee that Washington will bail the companies out if they run into financial difficulty; that perception enables them to issue debt at significantly lower rates than their competitors. Nor would it remove the companies' exemptions from taxes and antifraud provisions of federal securities laws.

But even limited efforts to reign in these government-sponsored enterprises were bitterly resisted by Democrats, who characteristically raised a smokescreen by bleating about "affordable housing":

Among the groups denouncing the proposal today were the National Association of Home Builders and Congressional Democrats who fear that tighter regulation of the companies could sharply reduce their commitment to financing low-income and affordable housing.
''These two entities — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — are not facing any kind of financial crisis,'' said Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts, the ranking Democrat on the Financial Services Committee. ''The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing.''

The real reason Democrats defended Fannie and Freddie from regulation?

''The regulator has not only been outmanned, it has been outlobbied,'' said Representative Richard H. Baker, the Louisiana Republican who has proposed legislation similar to the administration proposal and who leads a subcommittee that oversees the companies.

This lobbying entailed paying off corrupt Democrats, prominently including Barney Fwank, Chris Clod, Hanoi John Kerry, Shrillary Rotten, and of course, Chairman Zero.

Nonetheless, future generations will be told by their history books that Republicans caused the economy to collapse.

On a tip from xantl.



Even New York Times Saw the Crash Coming

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:00 AM

It seems everyone knew that forcing banks to lend based on skin color instead of ability to repay was going to lead to disaster — even the New York Times. From the September 30, 1999 edition:

In a move that could help increase home ownership rates among minorities and low-income consumers, the Fannie Mae Corporation is easing the credit requirements on loans that it will purchase from banks and other lenders.
The action, which will begin as a pilot program involving 24 banks in 15 markets — including the New York metropolitan region — will encourage those banks to extend home mortgages to individuals whose credit is generally not good enough to qualify for conventional loans. Fannie Mae officials say they hope to make it a nationwide program by next spring.
Fannie Mae, the nation's biggest underwriter of home mortgages, has been under increasing pressure from the Clinton Administration to expand mortgage loans among low and moderate income people and felt pressure from stock holders to maintain its phenomenal growth in profits.
In addition, banks, thrift institutions and mortgage companies have been pressing Fannie Mae to help them make more loans to so-called subprime borrowers. … Demographic information on these borrowers is sketchy. But at least one study indicates that 18 percent of the loans in the subprime market went to black borrowers, compared to 5 per cent of loans in the conventional loan market.
In moving, even tentatively, into this new area of lending, Fannie Mae is taking on significantly more risk, which may not pose any difficulties during flush economic times. But the government-subsidized corporation may run into trouble in an economic downturn, prompting a government rescue similar to that of the savings and loan industry in the 1980's.

The Gray Lady's crystal ball didn't mention that this would bring the entire economy down, as we know now.

A little more background:

Fannie Mae, the nation's biggest underwriter of home mortgages, does not lend money directly to consumers. Instead, it purchases loans that banks make on what is called the secondary market. By expanding the type of loans that it will buy, Fannie Mae is hoping to spur banks to make more loans to people with less-than-stellar credit ratings. …
The change in policy also comes at the same time that HUD is investigating allegations of racial discrimination in the automated underwriting systems used by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to determine the credit-worthiness of credit applicants.

Race-based mortgages started under Carter with the insane Community Reinvestment Act, and were pushed aggressively under Clinton. Now Obama, who as a lawyer for ACORN was involved in using the CRA to browbeat banks into making bad loans, the financial crisis this lunacy caused is being used as a pretext to plunge us into a still worse crisis with the cataclysmically wasteful porkulus, I mean, stimulus package, in an apparently deliberate attempt to recreate the Democrat Party's glory days of the Great Depression.

Elections have consequences, all right.

On a tip from xantl.



February 1, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:25 PM

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Vaclav Klaus Takes Another Swing at Global Warming Sham

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:19 PM

His country's familiarity with the underside of communists' boots has clarified Czech President Vaclav Klaus's perspective regarding the global warming hoax:

I don't think that there is any global warming. I don't see the statistical data for that. … Environmentalism and the global warming alarmism is challenging our freedom. Al Gore is an important person in this movement. … I'm afraid that the current crisis will be misused for radically constraining the functioning of the markets and market economy all around the world. … I'm more afraid of the consequences of the crisis than the crisis itself.

If more Republicans had the spine to denounce this farcical Trojan horse for Soviet-style economic policies, America would stand a better chance of surviving the next four years intact.

On a tip from mega.



Another Dem for Political Censorship of Radio

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:35 PM

Democrat National Convention delegate Terrel Shepherd, evidently too dumb to find NPR on his radio dial, explains why the Unfairness Doctrine should be used to impose Obamunist propaganda on commercial radio stations:

In recent years it has gotten to where it is almost unsafe for me to drive while listening to all of those radical conservative hate spewers all over the dial.
I sometimes find myself pressing on the gas a little harder, gripping the wheel a little tighter, and driving more on offense than on defense while trying to listen to those shows. I can literally feel my heart rate and blood pressure elevate as "The Great American," Rush, "The Great One," Prager, Medved, Huiit [sic], Ingraham, Savage are on.…
It is literally sickening sometimes to listen to. They are all gaseous balls of hate and rage whose only purpose in life is to incite hate, rage and not-so-covert racism with their over-the-top rhetoric. I don't want them silenced because I feel that everyone should be able to express their opinions. I just want to hear an opposing view, and there are none.

So it's the "gaseous balls of hate and rage" whose rhetoric is over the top?

By controlling virtually all print and television media, the liberal elite has created a market for conservative opinion on the radio. But liberals have never been friends of free markets. Rather than listen to NPR's taxpayer-supported moonbattery, they want the channels that broadcast Rush et al. to be coerced into broadcasting lefty kooks who have no market. Phony liberal assertions that they don't want to silence conservatives notwithstanding, the result would be to force radio stations to carry nonpolitical programming — except left-wing NPR, which doesn't have to worry about whether anyone is listening.

Like all modern liberals, this guy can be scary:

I'm ready to take a page from the Obama playbook and be the change I've been waiting for. I know that there are people out there who feel the same as I do about this and just need to be ignited. Just like the Obama campaign was a grass root effort, this can be too. I'm sure this cause is on the administration's agenda…

Kind of reminds you of Peggy Joseph, the ethnically correct Obamunist who was sure she'd never have to pay for gasoline or housing again once The Anointed One had ascended.

If the Founding Fathers could have granted us the right of freedom of speech for all time, they would have. But rights can't be granted in perpetuity. Each generation has to earn them. Those we don't earn will be taken away by thugs like Terrel Shepherd.

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Wants to control what you listen to.

On a tip from Byron.



Congresscrooks Award Themselves an Extra $93,000 Apiece of Our Money

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:05 PM

How far do these parasitical criminals have to go before we get the torches and pitchforks ready?

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit; on a tip from ent.



British Want Their Guns Back

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:54 AM

But it's easier to give up liberty than to get the government to return it:

On a tip from Wiggins.