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April 14, 2009

Open Thread


Posted by Van Helsing at April 14, 2009 9:26 AM


Inspired by an exchange between j and lvb-rocks on yesterday's Tea Party thread, I have compiled a list of 101 Freedoms and Rights the Progressive Left doesn't want you to have.

(And I apologize for the self-serving link)

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at April 14, 2009 9:34 AM

When seconds matter, help is only minutes away.

Posted by: bjd at April 14, 2009 9:37 AM

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at April 14, 2009 10:45 AM

Save These Dates!

With the holy season of Easter behind us, it’s time to mark these imminent dates and events on your calendars.

April 15: Be sure your tax returns are postmarked by this date to insure Uncle Sam and Uncle David (in New York) don’t impose a stiff penalty for your audacity in submitting your federal and state tribute late to the state or the feds! Neither looks kindly on such procrastination. As Obama’s vetters for such positions as Secretary of the Treasury know full well, our Democratic leaders are permitted to procrastinate and even ignore the tax mandates with which we groundlings must abide but watch your butt if YOU follow suit! That is, unless you are apt to consciously, or sub-consciously, tend to chant, “Change!” In that case you still have to pay through the nose but you should be content with the change left in your pocket after you pay your dues.

April 15: Yep, this requires some multitasking expertise since you must first cough up to the feds and maybe to your state the cash they need to administer social programs from which you derive no benefit and to reward simple servants whose hearing defects limit their ability to answer phones. Nevertheless, cast aside your tax-anger on Wednesday and get thee to a Tea Party, whether you prefer to indulge in a nice cup’a tea, a nice cup’a coffee, or a few slugs of high test Coke to get you moving in the morning. “Tea Parties” are being held throughout the nation on April 15 to protest the efforts of Obama and his tax cheats to impose on us, our children, and our grandchildren the burden of paying for their profligacy. For background on America’s first tea party, click here: For local tea times, consult your local rebels and remember to BYOT, Bring Your Own Tea.

April 17: This is another day that may soon live in infamy, if we allow it. America’s resident gay blades and their fellow travellers are intent on conducting a widespread Day of Silence in Massachusetts and other public schools on April 17th. The plan is that straight, normal, heterosexual kids will keep their mouths shut, so they cannot object, and their ears wide open, so that they will be receptive to the “gay” message. That message has two components, one, that straight kids accept them as normal and, two, that confused straight kids sign up for more information on the glories of homosexual life. See “Day of Silence–Day of Seduction,” and call or picket your school to register your objections.

If I had a choice among not paying my taxes by April 15th or not attending a tax rebellion on that date or not protesting that effort to seduce our kids on April 17th, I’d skip my taxes, pay the penalties, skip the tea party and protest the Day Of Silence. That day and its many ramifications could affect America, and our kids, far more grievously than unfair and outrageous taxes.

Posted by: Berlet98 at April 14, 2009 11:55 AM

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio responds to threats to lead a protest against him in the Sheriff's own county.

Good for a chuckle. Go get 'em, Joe!

Posted by: hiram at April 14, 2009 12:31 PM

Posted by: hiram at April 14, 2009 12:54 PM

This picture speaks a thousand words.

Thumbs up!

Posted by: Cheesecake at April 14, 2009 1:43 PM

I carry everything but the rubber.......=) And so will my daughters!

Posted by: rubyslippers at April 14, 2009 1:48 PM

Ye have forsaken the Holy Prophet and follow in the footsteps of the heathen Gaston Glock.

Posted by: Scaramouche at April 14, 2009 2:35 PM

Ruby, please carry the rubber, anymore reproduction from you may need to be reported to homeland security.

Posted by: Anonymous at April 14, 2009 2:37 PM

Is this a trick question???

/sarc off

Posted by: Joycer at April 14, 2009 3:11 PM

Another fun pic for a future open thread.

Liberalism is a 'no brainer'!


Posted by: SK at April 14, 2009 3:12 PM

Not really related to anything but...damn!

Posted by: cowlove at April 14, 2009 3:43 PM

Hey, here's a good way to bring people together and bridge the partisan divide: accuse military veterans of being disloyal extremists inclined toward committing terrorist atrocities.

In a report made public today, the Department of Homeland Security warns that the recession and the election of President Obama are "fueling resurgence" of right-wing extremist groups that are seeking new recruits, especially returning veterans.

The intelligence assessment suggests that veterans make attractive recruits because of "combat skills and experience" that could boost the "violent capabilities" of radical right groups.

Posted by: mega at April 14, 2009 4:50 PM

Tea Parties - About Future Taxation, Not Necessarily Present Taxation

Much of the left, Steve Benen serving as a perfect example, are missing an essential point about the tea parties planned around the country. They aren't about the level of taxation now. Instead, those attending them understand that with the massive spending undertaken by the federal government and the massive amounts of currency pumped into the system by the Federal Reserve, taxes aren't going to remain anywhere near where they are now, no matter what politicians promise.

Posted by: SK at April 14, 2009 6:26 PM

Treasury Plans to Tap Fannie Mae Chief to Run Bailout

Oh, good!

Also, UK Cabinet Office finds nepotism among toff journalists and lawyers has gotten worse, not better.

Posted by: mandible claw at April 14, 2009 7:28 PM

Posted by: BURNING HOT at April 14, 2009 8:04 PM

Posted by: BURNING HOT at April 14, 2009 8:06 PM

Posted by: BURNING HOT at April 14, 2009 8:08 PM

The 45 automatic solution to rapists one shot in the forehead no more rapists

Posted by: SPURWING PLOVER at April 14, 2009 8:20 PM

Posted by: BURNING HOT at April 14, 2009 8:28 PM

Posted by: BURNING HOT at April 14, 2009 8:33 PM

Jihadist pirates try to hijack another U.S. ship, but fail

Clearly they are mightily intimidated by Barack Obama and the rescue of their American hostage several days ago!

Posted by: SK at April 14, 2009 8:39 PM

Posted by: BURNING HOT at April 14, 2009 8:52 PM

Glock 21SF w/ GTL10, extended 15 round magazine loaded w/ Hornady TAP, night-sights, and the Lasermax Guide-rod laser sight...

...and a cell phone.

Everywhere I go.

Posted by: Evil Monk at April 14, 2009 10:03 PM

Rueger .357 2in barrel with .38 caliber hollow points, my CCW and a cell phone.

Everywhere but the places I am prohibited by law to carry.

Then I carry pepper spray and my blackjack: in the open.

Posted by: SK at April 14, 2009 10:22 PM

Wascally Repubs,Cuckoo Conservatives, Tea Parties

We can all rest just a tad easier tonight. Our DHS is on the alert!

Forget about bin Laden and radical Islamic terrorists. Disregard those millions of illegal aliens on our soil. Ignore Kim Jong-Il’s fireworks displays. Don’t worry about Muslim pirates on the high seas. Don’t sweat the Obamanians now in process of billing our grandkids for trillions of dollars for our profligate national debt. Homeland Security Chieftess, Janet Napolitano and her minions at the Department of Homeland Security advise that the chief threat to that security is none of the above. Rather, it’s those wascally Wepublicans and cuckoo conservatives we have to watch out for!

They say timing is everything in comic delivery but the timing of Chieftess Janet’s warning hit the wires the day before the First Annual National Tea Party to protest our Democratic government’s ongoing efforts to bankrupt the nation is anything but comical. It’s more akin to a threat against law-abiding American patriots by our duly elected and appointed government.

That veiled threat actually came in an April 7th letter issued by the DHS to federal, state and local police thoughout the country to be on the alert for radical “right-wing extremists,” including [maniacal] vets returning from war after valiantly serving America, the jobless driven to desparation [by George W. Bush], the homeless [thown out of their McMansions by that same Bush], and [anti-Semitic Jewish] investors furious over being scammed by Bernie Madoff.

The bracketed words are conclusions drawn from but not specifically mentioned in a Reuters article, “Right-Wing Extremism Fueled by Recession, U.S Says:”

Also not specifically cited in the DHS letter are tea drinkers but then again we know we always have to keep a trained security eye on that suspicious, America-hating ilk! Implicit in the timing is that anyone planning to attend one of those tea party rallies should be aware that Obama’s brownshirts are onto them and will no doubt be taking names, snapping pictures, and taping videos of the attendees and their incipient insurrection.

Back in the fifties, . . .

Read the rest at

Posted by: Berlet98 at April 14, 2009 11:03 PM

Palin AG Pick Defended Klan -- Just Like The ACLU!

The ACLU has long defended the right, as did the Palin pick for A.G., to say just darn near anything you can so much as fit on a grungy t-shirt or chisel into stone.

(With the noteworthy exception for the ACLU no doubt nixing that right when it comes to statues of Jesus or a Nativity scene on public land).

The idiot bloggers are just smart enough to know this, yes, but this puerile giggle-fest is dangerous to conservatives in the long run.

Posted by: SK at April 15, 2009 12:58 AM

Interesting quote from the recent shooting suspect James Adkinson. Who will counter such moonbattery?

“Know this if nothing else: This was a hate crime. I hate the damn left-wing liberals. There is a vast left-wing conspiracy in this country & these liberals are working together to attack every decent & honorable institution in the nation, trying to turn this country into a communist state. Shame on them….

“This was a symbolic killing. Who I wanted to kill was every Democrat in the Senate & House, the 100 people in Bernard Goldberg’s book. I’d like to kill everyone in the mainstream media. But I know those people were inaccessible to me. I couldn’t get to the generals & high ranking officers of the Marxist movement so I went after the foot soldiers, the chickenshit liberals that vote in these traitorous people. Someone had to get the ball rolling. I volunteered. I hope others do the same. It’s the only way we can rid America of this cancerous pestilence.”

“I thought I’d do something good for this Country Kill Democrats til the cops kill me….Liberals are a pest like termites. Millions of them Each little bite contributes to the downfall of this great nation. The only way we can rid ourselves of this evil is to kill them in the streets. Kill them where they gather. I’d like to encourage other like minded people to do what I’ve done. If life aint worth living anymore don’t just kill yourself. do something for your Country before you go. Go Kill Liberals.

Posted by: cave ahht at April 15, 2009 2:25 AM

Just out of curiosity; how many illegal trawlers and hazardous waste dumpers has the "Somali Coast Guard" intercepted vs. passing merchant ship targets of opportunity?

Posted by: comet at April 15, 2009 5:10 AM

Interesting quote from the recent shooting suspect James Adkinson

Yes. Interesting. Proof of what, though? Proof that there really are unbalanced people who commit violent acts, by which they are condemned. Proof that there are others who would stand smiling over the still warm bodies, gleefully wringing their hands and wondering how best to exploit this tragedy for political gain; by which they are damned.

Posted by: docitburnswhenipost at April 15, 2009 5:29 AM

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at April 15, 2009 6:05 AM

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at April 15, 2009 6:09 AM

Eliot Spitzer (and Swallower) wants to run for Attorney General again. Further proof of decline, as if any were needed.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at April 15, 2009 7:32 AM

You can tell your a liberal when you have a bumper sticker reading KEEP ABORTION LEGAL right next to your SAVE THE REDWOODS,SAVE THE RAINFORESTS bumper stickers

Posted by: SPURWING PLOVER at April 15, 2009 8:51 AM

Posted by: mega at April 15, 2009 10:13 AM

I rember "all enemys forgien and domestic"
I see one now.
BTW, Arizona is no better for her being here either.

Posted by: czuch at April 15, 2009 10:24 AM