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August 31, 2009

Shipwrecked

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:46 PM

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Compliments of Sal.



Rep Diane Watson Praises Communist Dictator

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:23 PM

Another trip through the wormhole and into liberal "reality":

The ignorant, evil, cretinoid creature in the video is Congresswoman Diane Watson (D-CA). Vermin like this hold our future in their claws.

Back on Planet Earth, here's what Fidel Castro put in place regarding healthcare:

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On a tip from TED.



Small Child Made to Pray for Socialism at Red Ted's Funeral

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:13 PM

You never want a funeral to go to waste, as Dish Fish Emanuel might say.

From the mouths of babes comes contrived BS.

On a tip from Rob Banks.



Mike Malloy: Right Wing Murdered JFK and RFK

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:04 PM

It isn't easy to be wrong about absolutely everything. One way liberals manage to do it is by immersing themselves in an upside-down, inside-out alternate reality. For example, in the dimension inhabited by progressive talk show host Mike Malloy, John and Robert Kennedy "were murdered by the right wing in this country." Hearing is believing:

Most of us inhabiting conventional reality are aware that they were murdered by Lee Harvey Oswald, a communist, and Sirhan Sirhan, a Palestinian nationalist (to whom Obama's close friend Bill Ayers devoted a communist book). But being a liberal means never having to listen to facts.

Count Malloy among the many reasons that progressives must use government coercion to compete with conservatives on the radio.

On a tip from Smorfia48.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:52 AM

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Compliments of Diversity Lane.



Obama Website Denounces Patriots as "Heirs of Bin Laden"

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:27 AM

Considering that the Hamas-endorsed Obama has done everything he could get away with to undermine our anti-terror defenses, this shriek of rhetorical overkill is especially rich. Screen-capped from Dear Leader's Organizing for America website, via Gateway Pundit:

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Adding another level of irony, the glassy-eyed Obamamite chides:

[Patriots] don't apply the simple Test: "Am I being led closer to God, when I do what these folks say? — Or, am I on a Bullet-Train to the Devil, and I'm just a pawn to make these folks richer and more powerful?" Because, you know: the Faith one has in God, is different from faith one should have in Man.

Tell that to MSM moonbats like Chrissie Matthews and Evan Thomas.

On a tip from V the K.



Moonbat Tech: Obamunist Pharmacy

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:05 AM

Anything normal Americans can do, Obamunists can too. There are even Obamunist pharmacists. A sample of their wares:

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From The Smoking Gun:

The Obama pills — usually of the Ecstasy variety — have been seized from drug dealers by cops in a variety of U.S. cities. The pills, available in a rainbow of colors, usually retail for about $20 each.

Some devotees of Chairman Zero can experience Obama ecstasy just by listening to him read his teleprompter. But others require stronger assistance — including heroin, as noted earlier:

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Comrade Obama bragged about his college drug use in Dreams From My Father, and very possibly dealt heroin during his mysterious Columbia days. Here we see how Dear Leader has inspired our youth.

On a tip from Air2air.



Newspeak Dictionary Update

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:56 AM

Airstrip One's moonbattocracy is making the world safe from political incorrectness by issuing new language directives:

Dozens of quangos and taxpayer-funded organisations have ordered a purge of common words and phrases so as not to cause offence.
Among the everyday sayings that have been quietly dropped in a bid to stamp out racism and sexism are "whiter than white", "gentleman's agreement", "black mark" and "right-hand man".
The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has advised staff to replace the phrase "black day" with "miserable day", according to documents released under freedom of information rules.
It points out that certain words carry with them a "hierarchical valuation of skin colour". The commission even urges employees to be mindful of the term "ethnic minority" because it can imply "something smaller and less important".
The National Gallery in London believes that the phrase "gentleman's agreement" is potentially offensive to women and suggests that staff should replace it with "unwritten agreement" or "an agreement based on trust" instead. The term "right-hand man" is also considered taboo by the gallery, with "second in command" being deemed more suitable.
Many institutions have urged their workforce to be mindful of "gender bias" in language. The Learning and Skills Council wants staff to "perfect" their brief rather than "master" it, while the Newcastle University has singled out the phrase "master bedroom" as being problematic.
Advice issued by the South West Regional Development Agency states: "Terms such as 'black sheep of the family', 'black looks' and 'black mark' have no direct link to skin colour but potentially serve to reinforce a negative view of all things black. Equally, certain terms imply a negative image of 'black' by reinforcing the positive aspects of white.
"For example, in the context of being above suspicion, the phrase 'whiter than white' is often used. Purer than pure or cleaner than clean are alternatives which do not infer that anything other than white should be regarded with suspicion."

Once our liberal rulers have banned every word that reminds them of racism and sexism, they will move on to banning terms like "tax cut" and "liberty."

On a tip from Lyle.



Media Spin Crosses Over Into Lies on Guns and ObamaCare

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:38 AM

The media's willingness to lie on behalf of tyranny has become increasingly apparent during the push to impose ObamaCare. Readers will recall that MSNBC used creative cropping to present a black guy with a gun as an example of a dangerous white racist at a protest against socialized medicine. The slightly less disreputable CBS News may also have indulged in outright lies:

In Portsmouth, N.H., a man carrying a gun, William Kostric, joined an Aug. 11 health care protest. This was blocks away and hours before Mr. Obama's town-hall meeting in that city. Mr. Kostric was given permission to be on church property where the protest occurred and was not at the place the president visited. What most of the coverage left out was that Mr. Kostric didn't carry his gun only for the protest; he legally carries a gun with him all the time for protection.
While the media regularly used terms such as "hotheads" to mischaracterize the situation, the coverage ignored that union members who opposed the protest had attacked Mr. Kostric and a friend, kicking, pushing and spitting on them. Despite violence against him by Mr. Obama's supporters, Mr. Kostric did not draw his gun or threaten anyone.
On the CBS Evening News, Katie Couric asked, "Are we really still debating health care when a man brings a handgun to a church where the president is speaking?" Deliberately or not, she got the facts wrong. As we know, Mr. Kostric did bring a gun to the church, but the president was not there and never was scheduled to speak there. Mr. Obama spoke at a separate event at a local high school at a different time. Not letting facts get in the way of her hysterical story line, Ms. Couric linked Mr. Kostric's gun to "fear and frankly ignorance drown[ing] out the serious debate that needs to take place about an issue that affects the lives of millions of people."

CBS News will continue to hide behind its own incompetence, as during the Rathergate scandal, but it is ever harder to believe that Katie Cupcake et al. don't know perfectly well that what they report simply isn't true.

Note that the agenda here goes beyond seizing control of the healthcare system. Effectively repealing the crucial Second Amendment is near the top of the governmedia's to-do list.

On a tip from The MaryHunter.



Organizing for America Astroturfs in Denver

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:13 AM

Looking at the Left demonstrates how our rulers attempt to manufacture consent with excellent coverage of the spectacle staged by Organizing for America in Denver Friday. A few pictures tell the general story.

Here they come — the Dems' version of spontaneous grass roots activists:

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In case anyone actually believes that Dems aren't after "single-payer healthcare"; i.e., total government control of the medical sector of the economy:

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If you're a moonbat, there's no need to come up with your own homemade sign. Paid activists have done it for you:

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Credit where it's due — this moonbat may have invested the effort to make his own sign:

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Union thugs in hippy shirts are still union thugs. This guy looks like one of them:

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The establishment media has its work cut out for it, having to pass off protests in favor of socialized medicine as anything but contrived farces.



Candlelight Dinners Declared to Be a Health Hazard

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:10 AM

There isn't much our liberal rulers wouldn't take away from us in the name of our safety. Not even candlelight dinners are safe.

The American Chemical Society has announced that "emission products of petroleum-based candles in nonventilated enclosed areas" are potential health hazards. Proclaims Ruhullah Massoudi, a chemistry professor at South Carolina State University:

[L]ighting many paraffin candles every day for years or lighting them frequently in an un-ventilated bathroom around a tub, for example, may cause problems.

When the experts speak, the legislators are never far behind.

On a tip from Franco.



Even CNN Sees Through Obamanomics

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:55 AM

Even CNN has dropped the absurd lie that Comrade Obama's rule is going to mean lower taxes for anyone:

The more the country lives on a credit card, the more it makes itself beholden to the demands of its creditors — many of which are overseas. The danger is that buyers of U.S. debt could become concerned that the country is running too high a balance. If so, they will demand higher interest rates — thereby making the country's debt problem worse — or they'll put their money elsewhere.
At that point, things would get ugly.
"Taxes would rise to levels that would make a Scandinavian revolt. And the government would not be able to provide anything but the most basic public services. We would no longer be a great power (or even a mediocre one), and the social safety net would evaporate," tax policy expert and Syracuse University professor Len Burman wrote in a recent op-ed cheerfully titled "Catastrophic Budget Failure."

So much for the supposed security of turning everything over to the government.

Chairman Zero ran on a platform of tax cuts for 95% of Americans. To the morally bankrupt who don't mind looting the most productive, it sounded like a good idea. But there's only so much you can steal from "the rich." Taxes will be going through the ceiling for each and every one of us to pay for Obama's massive wealth transfers.

His plans to soak the rich would raise only $600 billion over ten years, while the deficit will be at least $9 trillion. Annual deficits will reach 82% of gross domestic product by 2019.

Either we really are witnessing the Cloward-Piven strategy being used to destroy capitalism, or we will soon see levels of taxes that will impoverish the entire country, even as Big Government withdraws its promised services. Most of the taxation will come in the form of inflation and a value-added tax, both of which will hit every last one of us — even the corrupt dopes who thought they were voting for a free ride on someone else's dime.

On a tip from SK. Hat tip: Ace of Spades HQ.



August 30, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:43 PM

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On a tip from TED.



MSNBC: The Moonbat Vatican

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:38 PM

One reason liberals will need government coercion to compete with conservatives on the radio is liberal talk show host Stephanie Miller. Here she is expressing her devotion to MSNBC, the cesspool of Obamunist propagandists financed by Comrade Obama's crony capitalist allies at GE:

If you're trying to be disgusting, it isn't easy to top comparing MSNBC to the Vatican. But Miller manages by expressing her longing to lick the creepy human/cockroach hybrid Keith Olbermann's chair "again."

Via Radio Equalizer, on a tip from V the K.



Banned by ABC and NBC

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:10 PM

You won't see this ad on ABC and NBC. They refused to run it, because it does not advance Obamunism:

Hat tip: The Blogprof.



Uniformed Thug: This Ain't America No More

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:43 PM

Here's a preview of life under Obama's planned massive civilian defense corps. Officer Wesley Cheeks Jr. of the Fairfax County Public Schools–trained School Security Officer team is not a fan of the wildly popular Obama as socialist joker poster, so he tells a patriot outside Dem Rep Jim Moran's town hall in Reston, Virginia last Tuesday that he has to put down his sign or be charged with trespassing on public school property.

How would this be trespassing, when hundreds of others were there protesting, both for and against government seizure of the healthcare industry? The officer explains:

If I told you once to take it down and you put it back up, then I can charge you with whatever I want to charge you with.

This sums up Hopey Change succinctly:

Patriot: This used to be America.
Officer Cheeks: It ain't no more, OK?

Maybe it isn't America anymore. But it will be again once we take back our country from Big Government and the thugs who support it.

On tips from V the K, BURNING HOT, Red Star, Bill T, TED, and Bob S. Hat tips: Gateway Pundit, Michelle Malkin, Flopping Aces.



Steven Crowder Goes Undercover

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:54 AM

What's the difference between grassroots protests and paid astroturfing? PJTV's Steven Crowder goes undercover to learn directly from the moonbat activists who drive public policy:

On a tip from son of a preacher man. Hat tip: The Blogprof.



What Have We Done?

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:41 AM

Comrade Obama is in a nosedive, all right. Now he's losing even black support:

Not to worry, Chairman Zero. At least Chrissy Matthews will love you to the end.

On tips from Oiao, TED, and Viking04.



August 29, 2009

Lipstick on a Pig

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:00 AM

Business owners who think it takes more than lipstick to make a pig pretty will continue to escape the statist dystopia of California in droves.

Unfortunately, the federal leviathan soon will have imposed California levels of taxation, regulation, and all around moonbattery on the entire country. Then there will be nowhere to escape.

On a tip from Morris.



House of Czars

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:55 AM

The Instapundit helps us sort out the dozens of czars Comrade Obama has been using to circumvent congressional oversight:

More than a few of these people belong in rubber rooms, which is why they were not appointed to cabinet positions that would have exposed them to public scrutiny.

On a tip from TED.



August 28, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:37 AM

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On a tip from Gerald D.



Appendix Bursts After Socialist Hospital Supposedly Removed It

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:14 AM

Today's horror story from Britain, land of socialized medicine:

After weeks of excruciating pain, Mark Wattson was understandably relieved to have his appendix taken out.
Doctors told him the operation was a success and he was sent home.
But only a month later the 35-year-old collapsed in agony and had to be taken back to Great Western Hospital in Swindon by ambulance.
To his shock, surgeons from the same team told him that not only was his appendix still inside him, but it had ruptured - a potentially fatal complication.

Now Wattson is curious as to what they took out the first time around.

A spokesman for Great Western Hospital confirmed that a representative had met Mr Wattson and that an investigation had been started.
He was unable to confirm what, if anything, was removed in the first operation.

If his liver turns up missing, he can always search the Dumpsters out back of the hospital.

Paul Gearing, deputy general manager for general surgery at Great Western Hospital NHS Trust, said: 'We are unable to comment on individual cases.
'However, we would like to apologise if Mr Wattson felt dissatisfied with the care he received at Great Western Hospital.'

Service with a smile, socialist style!

Not to worry, this wouldn't happen under ObamaCare. Given deficit projections, the government will be far too broke to approve surgery for something as trivial as appendicitis.

On a tip from BURNING HOT.



Moonbat Tech: Shopping Cart Bike

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:58 AM

Moonbats do love their bicycles. Here's how you can use yours to prevent an old shopping cart from poisoning Gaia:

Combine a derelict shopping cart with a bicycle for a ride with ample cargo capacity. This is a nice way to save a shopping cart and a bike that might otherwise end up in a landfill. It is quite the head turner but not a good corner turner.
Any mention of this project must provide a link to www.zieak.com with credit to Ryan McFarland.

Why should little kids in those race car shopping carts have all the fun at the supermarket? If you build your own, don't forget to thank Ryan!

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On a tip from Air2air.



Obama Shafts Friends in Eastern Europe

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:45 AM

There's a price to be paid for turning your back on tyranny in favor of liberty — at least so long as we have a socialist in the White House:

The United States is poised to dump a critical missile-defense agreement with two of its most dependable NATO allies. The Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza reported yesterday that the Obama administration is going to scrap the "third site" anti-missile system scheduled to be deployed in Poland and the Czech Republic. Missile interceptors in Poland and a radar station in the Czech Republic were scheduled to be deployed by 2013. Now the plan appears to have been shot down.
This move sends the wrong signal to our allies in Eastern Europe. The former Soviet satellites have been among the strongest proponents of a robust U.S. role in Europe because they believed they could count on the United States to defend their interests against perennially predatory Russia. Both countries showed good faith by sending troops to fight in Iraq as part of the multinational force. The Polish and Czech governments acted courageously when they agreed to host the missile-defense system.
Prague and Warsaw knew Moscow would react negatively, but after years of patient diplomacy, they chose to stand with the United States. Canceling the deployment will betray the trust of our allies in Warsaw and Prague, leave Europe defenseless against Iranian missiles, enhance the Kremlin's stature and diminish U.S. credibility. There is no upside. …
Canceling the missile-defense deployments to Poland and the Czech Republic would be another step in America's gradual retreat from global strategic leadership. We are afraid to contemplate how long it will be before the Obama administration's national-security blunders have serious and irreversible consequences.

The only thing that could get Comrade Obama to back up loyal friends like Poland and the Czech Republic would be a communist coup — as was attempted in Honduras with our government's support.

On a tip from Byron.



Red Ted's Death Compared to 9/11

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:30 AM

The liberal media's perspective is so grotesque, you don't know whether to laugh or throw up. Via American Digest:

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To the moonbat media, the death of a 77-year-old degenerate who in saner times would have been tried for treason is comparable to 3,000 deaths in a terror attack.

On a tip from Conservigilant and KT.



Obamunists Lay Plans to Seize Control of Internet

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:12 AM

If this site suddenly disappears from the Internet, it won't be because I've gotten tired of defending freedom, dignity, and sanity from liberalism. It will be because of something like this:

Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet.
They're not much happier about a revised version that aides to Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, have spent months drafting behind closed doors. CNET News has obtained a copy of the 55-page draft of S.773 (excerpt), which still appears to permit the president to seize temporary control of private-sector networks during a so-called cybersecurity emergency.
The new version would allow the president to "declare a cybersecurity emergency" relating to "non-governmental" computer networks and do what's necessary to respond to the threat. Other sections of the proposal include a federal certification program for "cybersecurity professionals," and a requirement that certain computer systems and networks in the private sector be managed by people who have been awarded that license.
"I think the redraft, while improved, remains troubling due to its vagueness," said Larry Clinton, president of the Internet Security Alliance, which counts representatives of Verizon, Verisign, Nortel, and Carnegie Mellon University on its board. "It is unclear what authority Sen. Rockefeller thinks is necessary over the private sector. Unless this is clarified, we cannot properly analyze, let alone support the bill." …
If your company is deemed "critical," a new set of regulations kick in involving who you can hire, what information you must disclose, and when the government would exercise control over your computers or network.

In case anyone naively imagines that Comrade Obama has suddenly developed an interest in combating terrorism:

In May, President Obama acknowledged that the government is "not as prepared" as it should be to respond to disruptions and announced that a new cybersecurity coordinator position would be created inside the White House staff. Three months later, that post remains empty, one top cybersecurity aide has quit, and some wags have begun to wonder why a government that receives failing marks on cybersecurity should be trusted to instruct the private sector what to do.

Never let a crisis go to waste, as head teleprompter programmer Dead Fish Emanuel likes to say. If there's no crisis, you can always create one by preventing the CIA from gathering intelligence on upcoming terror attacks that can be used as pretexts to impose martial law online.

On tips from Conan and Byron.



Is It Still Too Soon?

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:55 AM

It could never be too soon for a few harmless laughs:

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Via iOwnTheWorld, on a tip from TED.



British Nanny Statists Forbid Glass

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:41 AM

Airstrip One proves once again that there is no limit to what liberals will forbid in the name of nanny state totalitarianism. The government is now moving to impose plastic cups on pubs, lest people get cut by broken glasses.

Nick Verebelyi has been charged with designing a new receptacle for Britons to drink beer out of that meets with government approval. He affirms that

There's going to be quite a push behind this in terms of the Home Office.

Pub owners are enraged, because they know the public does not want to drink beer out of plastic, and because they can't afford the new expense during a recession. But as Shrillary famously proclaimed, Big Government can't worry about every little undercapitalized business struggling to survive. The important thing is that bureauweenies protect us from ourselves, no matter how much we resent it.

On a tip from V the K.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:54 AM

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Chappaquiddick Ted Deification Sinks

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:45 AM

Even as statists in the government and media have tried to capitalize on the demise of their favorite Senator, Red Ted's ascension seems to have gone off the bridge.

Wall to wall hagiographies on every news channel but Fox helped keep FNC on top in ratings:

Fox News maintained its top ranking among the cable news channels Wednesday as its competitors turned most of their coverage over to the death of Sen. Edward Kennedy. The event didn't prove to be a major draw for viewers, however. Fox, which covered the story in a more limited fashion, drew an average of 1.37 million viewers throughout the entire day and 2.67 million viewers during prime time, according to Nielsen Media Research.
CNN, which usually dominates during major breaking news events, averaged 711,000 viewers overall and 1.19 million viewers in prime time. MSNBC pulled in 506,000 viewers throughout the day and 984,000 in prime time.
In the key 25- to 54-year-old advertising demographic, Fox had double the audience of its competitors in prime time, averaging 736,000 viewers.

Maybe word hasn't penetrated to our governmedia rulers inside their bubble of liberal propaganda that normal people don't have a very high opinion of Chappaquiddick Ted — although even CNN's polling has found that despite all the hype and glorification, barely half the population has a favorable opinion of him.

Among those who follow politics enough to have a strong opinion, Dead Ted's approval rests at the bottom of a lake — as demonstrated by ABC New's backfired attempt to get readers to contribute to its hagiography, and a similar debacle at the Detroit News:

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Currently on top of the overwhelmingly less than worshipful comments at the Detroit News:

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Meanwhile, Dem attempts to shove ObamaCare through by rebranding it as KennedyCare are sinking like a 1967 Oldsmobile Delmont 88:

Despite the hopes of health care reform partisans, there was little sign on Thursday that the death of liberal champion Sen. Edward M. Kennedy would break the congressional logjam and produce quick agreement on the troubled bill. …there were no signs of a shift among skeptical Democrats on an issue Mr. Kennedy called the "cause of my life."

But even if exploiting Kennedy's death hasn't worked so far, brace yourselves for a funeral that may make Paul Wellstone's tasteful by comparison.

On tips from SK, Redstar, and BURNING HOT. Hat tips: The Blogprof, Legal Insurrection.



Justice Department Kills Investigation Into Bill Richardson's Crimes

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:25 AM

Not even Comrade Obama had the audacity to add the glaringly corrupt Bill Richardson to the collection of kooks and tax cheats that passes for his cabinet. But his administration is glad to lend a hand to keep the crook out of jail:

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and former high-ranking members of his administration won't be criminally charged in a yearlong federal investigation into pay-to-play allegations involving one of the Democratic governor's large political donors, someone familiar with the case said.
The decision not to pursue indictments was made by top Justice Department officials, according to a person familiar with the investigation, who asked not to be identified because federal officials had not disclosed results of the probe.
"It's over. There's nothing. It was killed in Washington," the person told The Associated Press.

Kind of like the investigation into the Black Panther thugs who intimidated voters on Chairman Zero's behalf last November.

A federal grand jury began an investigation in 2008 into a possible pay-to-play scheme in which lucrative work on state bond deals went to a Richardson donor. The federal probe derailed Richardson's appointment as commerce secretary in President Barack Obama's administration.

But you can't expect the Justice Department to investigate crooked governors when it has its hands full persecuting CIA agents for defending us from terrorists.

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A lowlife with friends at the top.

On a tip from Conan.



Global Warming Computer Spews Tons of CO2

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:41 AM

As there is zero evidence that human carbon dioxide emissions have any effect on climate, authoritarian leftists using the global warming hoax as a Trojan horse for totalitarianism have resorted to computer models to prove whatever their ideology requires them to prove regarding the climate of the future. It's a good thing the whole crisis is a complete farce; otherwise, they would be making it worse:

The Met Office has caused a storm of controversy after it was revealed their £30million supercomputer designed to predict climate change is one of Britain's worst polluters. …
It is capable of 1,000 billion calculations every second to feed data to 400 scientists and uses 1.2 megawatts of energy to run - enough to power more than 1,000 homes.
The machine was hailed as the 'future of weather prediction' with the ability to produce more accurate forecasts and produce climate change modelling.
However the Met Office's HQ has now been named as one of the worst buildings in Britain for pollution - responsible for more than 12,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year.
It says 75 per cent of its carbon footprint is produced by the super computer meaning the machine is officially one of the country's least green machines.

The carbon-spewing energy hog does not even predict the weather accurately.

It is the second time the Met Office has been criticised this year - after the machine famously helped predict a "BBQ summer" which turned out to be another wash-out.

Apparently the "garbage in, garbage out" axiom applies to computer models no matter how many calculations are done per second.

Here's an idea that would spare the polar bears from all that harmless carbon and taxpayers from massive waste: why not hire a psychic to do climate change predictions with a ouija board?

On tips from mega and BURNING HOT.



August 27, 2009

Mad Howie Admits Why There Will Be No Tort Reform

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:51 PM

Stop the presses: a Democrat politician has actually spoken honestly.

At a town hall meeting in Reston, Virginia, a patriot acceded to Dem Rep Jim Moran's insulting demand that he present ID, then asked a question that has been on many minds: if the Dems have any serious interest in lowering healthcare costs, why don't they do something about the looting bonanza by ambulance-chasing shyster lowlife like John Edwards, the astronomical cost of which is passed along to consumers?

As Rep Moron scuttled away in search of a safe crevice, Howard "Dr. Demento" Dean took the mic and amazingly told the truth. Via CNS News:

[T]he reason why tort reform is not in the bill is because the people who wrote it did not want to take on the trial lawyers … and that is the plain and simple truth.

Moron courageously crept back out and confirmed it.

Dems don't dare aggravate trial lawyers because they have been bought and paid for by these thieving parasites, as well as by corrupt unions (which are granted a cash bonanza in the ObamaCare bill) and the ultra-left, Soros-financed Shadow Party, which wants to move toward totalitarian socialist rule — the true purpose of ObamaCare.

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



Beck and Limbaugh on Radio Censorship Czar Mark Lloyd

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:29 PM

Glenn Beck has been on a roll this week as he lifts the rock the mainstream media won't touch and exposes the totalitarian creepy-crawlies who constitute the Obama Administration. Here he talks with Rush Limbaugh about the Hugo Chavez–admiring thug Mark Lloyd, who as "Diversity Czar" at the FCC is the point man for silencing political dissent on the radio:

It would be a great honor to be incarcerated in the same reeducation camp as Beck and El Rushbo.

On a tip from SK.



Moonbat Tech: Washing Machine Toilet

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:46 PM

As all good liberals know, water used by humans escapes through a drainpipe in the bottom of the planet to disperse into outer space, never to be reclaimed. Consequently, it is essential to get maximum usage out of every drop before we run out. That's why we need Washup, a combination washing machine and toilet:

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The same water is used for both washing clothes and flushing the can. As our water reserves continue to be depleted, future models will allow you to save even more by setting the water flow in an endless loop.

On a tip from Air2air.



What Do the Kennedys Mean to You?

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:14 AM

As part of the media's deification of the treasonous left-wing degenerate Chappaquiddick Ted, ABC News asks its readers,

What Do the Kennedys Mean to You?

The responses are hilarious. Currently on top:

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It looks like we really do have our moonbat rulers surrounded.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit. On a tip from V the K.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:17 AM

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



Profiles in Countermoonbattery: Sam Bates

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:03 AM

Kudos to Texas's Sam Bates, who put a field of weeds to good use:

An unusual sign of protest has sprung up in Lubbock County, but you'll have to take to the sky to see it. Once a year, Sam Bates plows over the weeds in a playa lake on his property, but this year, he left a little something behind. "I just had some free time," Bates said.
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"This is a sign of frustration," Bates said. He tells NewsChannel 11 the reason behind the message is what's going on in Washington.

Bates sets a great example for anyone willing to resist what's being done to our country. Get the message across any way you can.

On a tip from Henry.



Report Reveals Horrors of British Socialized Medicine

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:13 AM

Still more socialized medicine horror stories from Britain:

One million NHS patients have been the victims of appalling care in hospitals across Britain, according to a major report released today. […The report] disclosed a horrifying catalogue of elderly people left in pain, in soiled bed clothes, denied adequate food and drink, and suffering from repeatedly cancelled operations, missed diagnoses and dismissive staff.
The Patients Association said the dossier proves that while the scale of the scandal at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust - where up to 1,200 people died through failings in urgent care - was a one off, there are repeated examples they have uncovered of the same appalling standards throughout the NHS.
While the criticisms cover all aspects of hospital care, the treatment and attitude of nurses stands out as a repeated theme across almost all of the cases.

When you reduce nurses to government bureaucrats, they will tend to have the bedside manner of petty tyrants at the DMV. Laments former nurse Claire Rayner, President of the Patients Association:

For far too long now, the Patients Association has been receiving calls on our helpline from people wanting to talk about the dreadful, neglectful, demeaning, painful and sometimes downright cruel treatment their elderly relatives had experienced at the hands of NHS nurses. I am sickened by what has happened to some part of my profession of which I was so proud.

Rather than attempt to improve the abyssal conditions, one hospital threatened to sue the Patients Association for publishing the information.

A pair of examples of what "healthcare for all" means in Britain:

Pamela Goddard, a piano teacher from Bletchingley, in Surrey, was 82 and suffering with cancer but was left in her own excrement and her condition deteriorated due to her bed sores.
Florence Weston, from Sedgley in the West Midlands, died aged 85 and had to remain without food or water for several days as her hip operation was repeated cancelled.

If Democrats aren't turned back, that could be your future.

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Does anyone doubt Nurse Ratched was a Democrat?

On tips from SK and conservativeteen. Hat tip: Legal Insurrection.



UN Demands Kindergarteners Be Taught How to Masturbate

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:46 AM

Yesterday at John McCain's town hall in Phoenix, a moonbat stood up and announced that some things are so important that they must be turned over to the government — namely, healthcare. A wiser person would have said that some things are so important that they must be kept away from the government at all costs — including not only healthcare but education. The latest from our nascent world government:

The United Nations is recommending that children as young as five receive mandatory sexual education that would teach even pre-kindergarteners about masturbation and topics like gender violence.
The U.N.'s Economic, Social and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) released a 98-page report in June offering a universal lesson plan for kids ranging in age from 5-18, an "informed approach to effective sex, relationships" and HIV education that they say is essential for "all young people."

The program will also brainwash tikes about the horrors of "transphobia." Those who have reached the ripe old age of 9 will learn about the blessings of abortion. One objective is to "promote the right to and access to safe abortion."

Nine-year-olds will also learn about aphrodisiacs, while 5-year-olds are taught about the pleasures of masturbation, as well as "gender roles, stereotypes and gender-based violence."

If there's any extra time and they aren't too busy playing with themselves, the kids might also be taught how to read and write.

On a tip from mega.



Matthews Milks Chappaquiddick Ted's Death

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:28 AM

Ted Kennedy's demise isn't just being exploited to help ram socialized medicine down our throats. Obamunist propagandist Chris "Tweety" Matthews has twisted reality into knots by using it to demonize Tea Partiers and portray Comrade Obama as JFK.

Partial transcript via NewsBusters:

These people [the Kennedys] were courageous risk takers. […] Jack Kennedy was killed in an open car in Dallas in the midst of the most hated — it's like the mood we're in right now.

Why, even setting foot in Jesusland was an act of great courage! Someone get word to Tweety that JFK was killed by a communist.

The chatter from the moonbat media about assassination is starting to feel like deliberate foreshadowing. The increasingly terrifying progressive campaign to destroy this country and replace it with an authoritarian socialist state is much bigger than some punk community organizer from the sewers of South Side Chicago. If the American people put up enough resistance, Comrade Obama might find himself expendable. An assassination would be made to order for George Soros et al., provided they could convince the public a patriot was responsible.

If you've got the stomach for it, here's video of Tweety proclaiming that "Barack's now the last brother" — i.e., Chairman Zero is a Kennedy.

On a tip from BURNING HOT.



Denver Vandal Was Paid by SEIU

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:51 AM

The sexually perplexed left-wing freakazoid Maurice (aka Ariel) Schwenkler, who participated in smashing 11 windows at the Democrat HQ in Denver Tuesday and left the Dems to try to pin it on conservatives, was paid by the SEIU — the same corrupt and thuggish union that Comrade Obama's regime has deployed to rough up patriots at town hall meetings.

From KXMA:

Turns out that Mr. Shwenkler was recently paid $500 by the SEIU for, uh, "communications."

What they are communicating is that so long as they are at the controls of our country, this isn't America anymore.

On a tip from The MaryHunter.



Bad Seeds

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:31 AM

Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
When an opponent declares, "I will not come over to your side," I calmly say, "Your child belongs to us already… What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community."
Adolf Hitler
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Compliments of Banderberg.



August 26, 2009

Next After ObamaCare

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:48 PM

What will come next if Comrade Obama succeeds in making healthcare "free" for all Americans? Tearing down our vague semblance of a border and declaring amnesty for the Third-World legions that pour across:

Remember, other people have a fundamental human right to extravagantly expensive healthcare paid for by you. Why should fundamental human rights apply only to American citizens? Why should their fundamental rights stop at healthcare when they also needs houses and clothes and food and televisions?

If the Democrat agenda succeeds, America simply won't exist anymore. In its place will rot a bloated, bankrupt welfare state where demographics render anything but socialist slavery impossible.

On a tip from Bill.



CNN Discovers Proof of Global Warming

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:29 PM

Ice melts in the summer, sometimes causing glaciers to calve. HuffPo moonbats crowed in clueless triumph as CNN plumbed new depths of self-parody by presenting this as evidence in support of the global warming farce.

The preposterous Rick Sanchez reports from inside the liberal propaganda bubble:

Serious scientists not secretly working for an oil company will tell you that Greenland's ice sheet is melting at an exponential rate.

In case a response to this childish idiocy is warranted:

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On a tip from Air2air.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:55 AM

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Compliments of Diversity Lane.



Obama Regime Turns NEA Into Propaganda Apparatus

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:33 AM

Art — like economics, the media, and most everything else in the Age of Obama — is heading down a road already traveled in the Soviet Union. Patrick Courrielche, a former employer of the NEA's Director of Communications, reports at Big Hollywood:

On Thursday August 6th, I was invited by the National Endowment for the Arts to attend a conference call scheduled for Monday August 10th hosted by the NEA, the White House Office of Public Engagement, and United We Serve. The call would include "a group of artists, producers, promoters, organizers, influencers, marketers, taste-makers, leaders or just plain cool people to join together and work together to promote a more civically engaged America and celebrate how the arts can be used for a positive change!" …
Backed by the full weight of President Barack Obama's call to service and the institutional weight of the NEA, the conference call was billed as an opportunity for those in the art community to inspire service in four key categories, and at the top of the list were "health care" and "energy and environment." The service was to be attached to the President's United We Serve campaign, a nationwide federal initiative to make service a way of life for all Americans. …
We were encouraged to bring the same sense of enthusiasm to these "focus areas" as we had brought to Obama's presidential campaign, and we were encouraged to create art and art initiatives that brought awareness to these issues. …
Obama has a strong arts agenda, we were told, and has been very supportive of both using and supporting the arts in creative ways to talk about the issues facing the country.

Courrielche is sensibly alarmed by this development:

The NEA is the nation's largest annual funder of the arts. That is right, the largest funder of the arts in the nation - a fact that I'm sure was not lost on those that were on the call, including myself. One of the NEA's major functions is providing grants to artists and arts organizations. The NEA has also historically shown the ability to attract "matching funds" for the art projects and foundations that they select. So we have the nation's largest arts funder, which is a federal agency staffed by the administration, with those that they potentially fund together on a conference call discussing taking action on issues under vigorous national debate. Does there appear to be any potential for conflict here?
Discussed throughout the conference call was a hope that this group would be one that would carry on past the United We Serve campaign to support the President's initiatives and those issues for which the group was passionate. The making of a machine appeared to be in its infancy, initiated by the NEA, to corral artists to address specific issues. This function was not the original intention for creating the National Endowment for the Arts.
A machine that the NEA helped to create could potentially be wielded by the state to push policy. Through providing guidelines to the art community on what topics to discuss and providing them a step-by-step instruction to apply their art form to these issues, the "nation's largest annual funder of the arts" is attempting to direct imagery, songs, films, and literature that could create the illusion of a national consensus. This is what Noam Chomsky calls "manufacturing consent."

The Constitution attempts to exclude the federal government from that which is not its proper business because anything controlled by politicians will be used for political ends when the wrong kind of people find their way into power. The effects of Obamunism on art will be bad enough. Imagine the effects it will have on healthcare.

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Art for the Age of Obama.

On a tip from Gregory of Yardale.



Obamunist Brownshirts Attempt a Reichstag Fire

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:34 AM

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Obamunists' clever handiwork.

Obamunists have taken the staged phoniness that characterizes their movement a little too far by vandalizing the Democrat HQ in Denver in an attempt to help the mainstream media paint opponents of socialized medicine as violent fanatics.

One of two people suspected of shattering 11 windows Tuesday morning at the state Democratic Party headquarters has an arrest record and a history of helping a Democratic political candidate, public records show.
Police said that about 2:20 a.m., 24-year-old Maurice Schwenkler, now in custody, and an at-large accomplice took a hammer to the picture windows displaying posters touting President Barack Obama and his health care reform efforts.

A little background on this Obamunist brownshirt:

On the last day of the 2008 Republican National Convention, he was charged with misdemeanor unlawful assembly in St. Paul, Minn. … Schwenkler received $500 in November 2008 to walk door-to-door in support of Democrat Mollie Cullom, who lost her race to Republican state Rep. David Balmer of Centennial. … Schwenkler was one of dozens of paid canvassers bankrolled by the Colorado Citizens' Coalition, a political 527 committee funded by labor groups and well-known, wealthy liberal donors.
In those disclosures, Schwenkler's address is listed as Derailer Bicycle Cooperative, a free community bicycle collective that operates just around the corner from the Democratic headquarters. Multiple volunteers at the collective declined to discuss Schwenkler, though they said he was affiliated with the group.

State Rep Balmer states the obvious:

This sounds like the type of Democratic tactic from the left fringe trying to make Republicans look mean-spirited. In this case, it blew up in their face. He was caught red-handed.

Nonetheless, libs are still trying to blame patriots — or at least hide behind their beloved moral equivalence:

Early Tuesday, Democratic Party chairwoman Pat Waak said the damage to her building in Denver's art district was a consequence of "an effort on the other side to stir up hate." She tempered her statement after Schwenkler's political history was revealed.
"What I've been saying is there is a lot of rhetoric out there from both sides of the spectrum," Waak said.

Investigators are still trying to catch the other vandal (reportedly a transgender anarchist) and to confirm that Schwenkler is really a guy.

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Maurice Schwenkler evidently passes for a man among liberals.

On tips from KT, J, BURNING HOT, Viking04, Conan, and Mike H. Hat tips: Weazel Zippers, Michelle Malkin, RedState, Gateway Pundit, American Thinker, Lagniappe's Lair, People's Press Collective.



Moonbat Tech: Ozone Sterilizer

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:04 AM

Enviromoonbattery finds resilience in flexibility. For example, the same eco-warriors who shrieked in hysterical panic because of the encroaching ice age soon turned around and denounced economic freedom in the name of global warming; when temperatures began to trend downward again, they adroitly shifted to "climate change." Another example is ozone, which was once regarded as a terrible poison. Now, it's just what you need to purify your water with the must-have Ozone Sterilizer for Water Generator:

A simple and effective way of sterilizing water is to bubble ozone through the water. Ozone (O3) is a form of Oxygen gas made from 3 Oxygen molecules. Ozone is a pretty strong oxidising agent, producing insoluble oxides from chemicals and minerals in water (which can then be filtered out). When it comes to organisms, ozone will breakdown a significant part of the cellular structure, rendering them harmless. This means Ozone can be used as part of the water purification process.
Ozone Generators are pretty inexpensive and offer a healthier alternative to chlorine when sterilizing water. Ozone is a stronger oxidiser than Chlorine, and Ozone doesn’t form the unpleasant by-products that chlorine produces. Any remaining Ozone will simply breakdown into Oxygen, typically dissolved in the water.
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Get out your credit cards, moonbats; this can be yours for only $69.99. Buy now before ozone becomes poisonous again!

On a tip from Air2air.



Eric Holder to the Rescue

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:57 AM

Not to worry, Hassan NemazeeEric Holder will set you free:

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Compliments of Morris.



Organizing for America Recruits Snitches Castro-Style

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:25 AM

A Moonbattery reader has become pen pals with Jeremy Bird, the skeevy Obamunist apparatchik who was profiled Monday for his astroturfing activities.

Not content to report her own thought crimes at Comrade Obama's snitch site, Heather M went undercover and volunteered to become an online brownshirt in the cause of healthcare nazification. Soon she received the following email from the DNC's Organizing for America:

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: *Jeremy Bird*
>>
Date: Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 3:43 AM
Subject: Reminder: Please report your contacts
Friend — Thank you for talking to your neighbors about health care. The conversations you are having are important in the debate about reforming our health care system. We noticed that you haven't reported what you learned while talking to your neighbors. There are only three days left before your list will be returned and given to someone else, and we want to ensure we receive the results of all of your hard work. To report back to us, just go to your Neighbor to Neighbor dashboard and click "Report Contacts." Then, just click on each person to let us know what they said. If you have any questions, you can reach us at 1-866-495-2004. Thank you for all of your hard work. Your help is essential if we are going to get real health care reform passed by the end of the year.
Thank you,
Jeremy Bird
Deputy Director
Organizing for America
Paid for by Organizing for America, a project of the Democratic National Committee — 430 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. This communication is not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

Unfortunately, Obama et al. get no points for creativity. Recruiting snitches to report on what their neighbors say in private conversations is a favorite technique of the communist regime repressing Cuba.



Socialized Medicine Has Women Giving Birth in Odd Places

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:18 AM

If America does succumb to socialized medicine, no one can say we weren't warned about what it would be like. The latest from Britain:

Thousands of women are having to give birth outside maternity wards because of a lack of midwives and hospital beds.
The lives of mothers and babies are being put at risk as births in locations ranging from lifts to toilets - even a caravan - went up 15 per cent last year to almost 4,000.
Health chiefs admit a lack of maternity beds is partly to blame for the crisis, with hundreds of women in labour being turned away from hospitals because they are full.

Many births take place in hospital corridors or reception areas, in addition to elevators, restrooms, and ambulances. Maternity units slammed doors in the faces of British women in labor 553 times last year.

According to Tory health spokesman Andrew Lansley:

It shows the incredible waste that has taken place that mothers are getting this sort of sub-standard treatment despite Gordon Brown's tripling of spending on the NHS.

But as we've learned in our public schools, increasing spending only creates more bureaucracy, exacerbating the problem. There is only one solution to gross inefficiency: get Big Government out of the way. However, our liberal rulers are dragging us in the opposite direction.

On a tip from mandy.



Moonbats Still Setting Off Bombs

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:49 AM

Unlike influential Obama associates Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, and Jeff Jones, not all leftists have given up terrorist bombing for the more effective approach of subverting the US government.

In Missouri:

A federal search warrant obtained by the Post-Dispatch connects a former Democratic campaign strategist to a Clayton bombing last year that seriously injured an attorney.
About two months after the October bombing, federal law enforcement officials searched the downtown loft of Milton H. "Skip" Ohlsen III, seeking "evidence related to the planning, execution, and/or cover-up of the bombing in Clayton, Missouri, on October 16, 2008." Ohlsen in recent weeks has been at the center of a swirling political scandal that is threatening the political careers of at least two Missouri Democratic legislators. …
Ohlsen, 37, is the former Democratic operative involved in the federal investigation into the failed 2004 congressional campaign of Jeff Smith. Both Smith, now a state senator from St. Louis, and Steve Brown, a state representative from Clayton, have been involved in that federal inquiry, according to state government sources. …
Ohlsen's political consulting career was short-lived but reached to the top levels of the Missouri Democratic Party. He was introduced to party leaders by Nick Robinson, a political director for the United Auto Workers, and he ended up developing relationships with Gov. Bob Holden and Lt. Gov. Joe Maxwell.

In Texas:

A Texas woman faces trial this month in Austin on charges she threatened to kill a government informant who infiltrated an Austin-based group that planned to bomb the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., last fall.
Katyanne Marie Kibby, 25, was indicted in June by a federal grand jury in Austin. She is accused of retaliating against Brandon Darby, the community activist-turned-informant who helped federal prosecutors win convictions against Bradley Neal Crowder, 24, and David Guy McKay, 23.
Prosecutors say the e-mail threat was made Jan. 10. That was two days after Crowder reached a plea bargain with federal prosecutors in Minneapolis for his role in the plot to build Molotov cocktails and attack the GOP convention in September 2008.
Crowder and McKay were part of a group of activists that had gone to the Twin Cities to take part in street demonstrations. The FBI had infiltrated the group with Darby. Crowder and McKay built eight of the gasoline firebombs but didn't use them, a fact law enforcement officials credited to Darby.

Pardons should be coming down from Eric Holder soon. We can't have Democrat campaign strategists and righteous community activists languishing in prison when Comrade Obama always needs more czars.

On tips from J and BURNING HOT. Hat tips: Jawa Report, Gateway Pundit.



Death of a Traitor

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:59 AM

While the media sniffles and wipes its tears, the rest of us can secretly heave a sigh of relief that we are finally rid of Ted Kennedy. Everyone knows that he was a left-wing ideologue who cheated on college exams and left a young girl to die in his car after he drunkenly drove it into the drink. Most remember that he did what he could to undermine our troops' morale and lend succor to the enemy during wartime. A few know that he was an eco-hypocrite, who dumped diesel fuel into the ocean and wouldn't allow windmills to be built if on clear days he might be able to see them from his mansion, even while steadfastly suppressing domestic drilling. But hardly anyone seems aware that Red Ted was quite literally a traitor, who worked directly with the USSR's communist dictatorship to undermine Ronald Reagan's successful anti-Soviet policies.

Here's a Moonbattery piece from October 20, 2006:

Although it's incomprehensible that Democrats would effectively side with an enemy devoted to destroying us, as they have done whenever they thought they could get away with it during the War on Terror, it is not unprecedented. As political science professor Paul Kengor points out in his new book The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism, a willingness to side with our country's enemies to inflict damage on a Republican president was also on display during the Reagan Era.

The same Ted Kennedy who rants and rails against W's attempts to defend us from terrorists arguably crossed the line from useful idiocy into outright treason when he offered to assist Soviet dictator Yuri Andropov in developing a public relations strategy to counter Reagan's foreign policy — the foreign policy that was to defeat the Soviet menace without a shot being fired.

Senator John Tunney (D-CA) traveled to Moscow on Kennedy's behalf to negotiate a secret partnership with Andropov, Kengor reveals. Tunney has acknowledged that he had played intermediary for Kennedy, and that he made 15 separate trips to Moscow. Chappaquiddick Ted told Tunney to reach out to "confidential contacts" to get the word to Andropov, who had enough nuclear missiles pointed at us to blow up the planet, that he wanted to work with him against the President.

Kennedy proposed that the dictator appeal directly to the American people in a series of television interviews, evidently intended to undermine support for Reagan's strong stand against communism. As Kengor notes of Kennedy:

He hoped to counter Reagan's polices, and by extension hurt his re-election prospects.

Fortunately, Andropov died before Kennedy's attempt to form a partnership got off the ground. But maybe the rise of Islamic terrorism is affording Ted chances to make new friends.

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Better pick up his memoirs before they sell out.

On tips from KT, nancz, and Clingtomyguns.



August 25, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:23 PM

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Via Hope n' Change, on a tip from TED.



Moonbat Tech: Coffee Dreg Printer

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:14 PM

Printing with ink is harmful to Gaia. Responsible citizens of the Earth print with coffee or tea dregs:

The RITI printer is an eco-friendly printer based on the concept of a new ink system. … The RITI printer uses coffee or tea dregs. The user places the coffee or tea dregs into the ink case located on the top of the printer, then insert a piece of paper in the middle. Moving the ink case left and right will print your image, and as you draw on the paper, dregs inscript on the paper just like ink.
Using coffee or tea dregs as ink saves the cost buying ink, the burden of wasted things, and users' work. Furthermore, since the user moves the ink case in order to make a print, the device doesn't need electricity.

Not requiring electricity will be very important as Comrade Obama fulfills his campaign promise and causes power costs to skyrocket.

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Let's hope it works with Kool-Aid dregs.

On a tip from Air2air.



Filibuster Doesn't Fly at Georgia Town Hall

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:00 PM

When Dem Rep Sanford Bishop tried to filibuster his way through a recent town hall meeting in Bainbridge, Georgia, the peasants revolted:

Here's how the local media covered it:

The money quote:

There's going to be an uprising in this country that's going to make the Boston Tea Party look like a picnic.

Good luck getting reelected in southwest Georgia, Rep Bishop.

Via HotAirPundit, on a tip from SK.



Rep Mike Rogers on ObamaCare

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:44 PM

Not quite everyone in Congress deserves to be tarred, feathered, and run out of the District of Criminals on a rail. Rep Mike Rogers (R-MI) seems to have his head screwed on straight:

On a tip from Murff.



Nighttime Rally for the Tenth Amendment

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:35 PM

Last week Patriots marched by night to the Governor's Mansion in Annapolis, Maryland to shine some light on the crucial but neglected Tenth Amendment:

On a tip from Tony D.



David Hedrick Pins the Swastika on the Real Nazis

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:22 PM

David Hedrick, the Marine who ripped Rep Brian Baird (D-WA) to shreds at a town hall meeting, sounds off on Hannity's show:

On a tip from Murff.



Yuri Bezmenov on Ideological Subversion

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:13 PM

Former KGB agent Yuri Bezmenov helps us understand moonbattery and Obamunism:

Eighteen years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Cold War is still raging — and now we're losing.

On a tip from Jay Guevara.



Top Democrat Financier Hassan Nemazee Busted for Fraud

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:13 PM

You don't hear Nasty Pelousy shrieking about the Culture of Corruption much these days. To the long list of reasons for this, we can add the arrest of Hassan Nemazee. From CNN:

A New York man was charged with allegedly defrauding Citigroup Inc. (C) out of $74 million in loans.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan and the Federal Bureau of Investigations say Hassan Nemazee, with residences in Manhattan and Katonah, N.Y., fraudulently applied for the loans for Nemazee Capital Corp., of which he is chairman and chief executive.
Federal prosecutors contend Nemazee obtained the money by giving the banking giant "numerous documents that purported to establish the existence of accounts in Nemazee's name at various financial institutions containing many hundreds of millions of dollars," the Justice Department said in a statement. "In fact, those were fraudulent and forged documents."

For some reason CNN doesn't get around to mentioning Nemazee's impressive political resume. Here's what it says at Wikipedia:

Nemazee is also known as one of the top political donors in the United States.
During the United States presidential election, 2004, Nemazee was a supporter of John Kerry and a major contributor to his campaign. He was the New York Finance Chair for the Kerry campaign, and is currently the national finance chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. With Nemazee as the national finance chair, Chuck Schumer's DSCC in 2006 raised $115 million, outpacing the NRSC by substantial sums, and helping the Democratic Party take control of the Senate. During his presidency, Bill Clinton nominated Nemazee to fill the position of U.S. Ambassador to Argentina.
More recently, Nemazee served as Finance Chairman to Hillary Clinton's 2007-08 presidential campaign, and also donated $50,000 (the maximum amount) to Barack Obama's Presidential Inaugural Committee. In addition, Nemazee was a bundler for the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee.

I'm sure eventually CNN will get around to telling its readers all about it.

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Hassan Nemazee, jailbird and DSCC Finance Chairman.

On a tip from J. Hat tip: RedState.



More Free Stickers

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:12 PM

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The PDF is available here. As before, for ink jet printers, the Avery product number is 18660; for laser printers, the Avery product number is 15660. Compliments of Henry.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:03 AM

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Stimulus Loot Spent on Sex Studies

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:22 AM

It looks like the $zillions that were looted from our future in the name of Comrade Obama's transparently phony "stimulus" package might stimulate something after all — although certainly not the economy. Money we obviously don't have to spare will be wasted to:

• Examine "barriers to correct condom use" at Indiana University, at a cost of $221,000.
• Study "hookups" among adolescents at Syracuse University. Study's cost: $219,000.
• Evaluate "drug use as a sex enhancer" in an analysis of "high-risk community sex networks" at the University of Illinois, Chicago. That study will cost $123,000.
• Study how methamphetamine, thought to produce an "insatiable need" for sex among users, "enhances the motivation for female rat sexual behavior." Some $28,000 has been awarded for the University of Maryland at Baltimore study.

They would have just piled up our money in a mound the height of the Empire State Building and set it on fire, but that might cause global warming.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit. On a tip from BURNING HOT.



MSNBC's Best Person in the World Regards Human Race as "Malignant Ecotumor"

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:05 AM

Late-term abortionist and media darling Warren Hern has been named The Best Person in the World by MSNBC's inexpressibly vile Keith Olbermann. Here's what he thinks of the human race:

"The human species is an example of a malignant ecotumor, an uncontrolled proliferation of a single species that threatens the existence of other species in their habitats," he wrote in a paper published in Population and Environment in 1990. He concluded that, "The idea that the human population is a planetary cancer is a profoundly disturbing conclusion, but the observations of the scientific community over the last 20 years have provided massive support this hypothesis and little, if anything, to refute it."
His opinion didn't change over the course of 18 years. "From the point of view of a physician, the expanding, invasive, colonizing urban form with highly irregular borders resembles a malignant lesion," wrote Hern in a 2008 paper published in the International Journal of Anthropology. "Malignant neoplasms have at least four major characteristic: rapid, uncontrolled growth; invasion and destruction of adjacent normal tissues (eco systems); metastasis (distant colonization); and de-differentiation." …
It's Hern's "humans as cancer" hypothesis that drives him to perform abortions. He told [Esquire magazine's John H.] Richardson, "I do think that helping people control their fertility is highly consistent with helping people be responsible citizens of the planet. If somebody misunderstands it or tries to distort it, I don't give a s---."

Here The Best Person in the World describes how he served Gaia by murdering the child of a woman in her 17th week of pregnancy:

I inserted my forceps into the uterus and applied them to the head of the fetus, which was still alive, since fetal injection is not done at that stage of pregnancy. I closed the forceps, crushing the skull of the fetus, and withdrew the forceps. The fetus, now dead, slid out more or less intact.

But don't call him an abortionist…

Hern explained to Richardson that the "abortionist" label is now "a degrading and demeaning word that has the same negative connotations as the most despicable racial epithet."

Actually, abortionist is a euphemism. Hern is a professional murderer.

In an astonishing display of liberal hypocrisy and projection, Hern denounces anyone who objects to the industrial scale murder of children of adhering to "a fascist ideology." The guy who crushes babies' skulls for a living also accused conservatives of being "willing to use violence."

There is a misperception that liberal ideology is foolish but well-meaning. In truth, it is evil. Thank you liberal media, for setting the record straight by glorifying this psychotic, antihuman fiend.

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On a tip from Gregory of Yardale.



Tax and Charade Will Cripple Refining Capacity

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:22 AM

Elections have consequences, all right. One consequence of electing Democrats to run the country may be a radical decline in our refining capacity, thus raising the price of everything and increasing our reliance on other countries for energy:

U.S. refining production may drop by a quarter by 2030, making the nation more dependent on fuel imports, if the climate-change legislation approved by the House becomes law, the American Petroleum Institute said.
The Washington-based group, whose members include Exxon Mobil Corp. and ConocoPhillips, released a study today it commissioned on the legislation approved in June by the House. The Senate has yet to vote on the measure, which would cut greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent from 2005 levels by 2050.
The API said costs associated with the program will discourage refiners from running plants at full capacity. The report concludes that U.S. refining production may drop by 4.4 million barrels a day, or 25 percent, and investment in refining may fall by as much as $90 billion, or 88 percent, by 2030.
"This study clearly shows the devastating impact this legislation could have on U.S. jobs and U.S. energy security," Jack Gerard, chief executive officer of the Washington-based group, said in a statement today.

Sooner or later, even the most gullible will figure out that anthropogenic global warming is not even an unproved theory; it is a lie. But by then, our liberal rulers will have inflicted so much damage to the economy that a large percentage of us will be dependent on the State for subsistence, rendering continued degeneration toward communism inevitable — or so they hope.

There isn't much to the Democrat platform that wouldn't meet a reasonable definition of treason.

On a tip from Byron.



Ten for Tark

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:08 AM

Would you spend $10 to defeat the treasonous sleazebag Harry Reid and help stop ObamaCare? If so, visit Ten for Tark, which facilitates not only donating to Reid's opponent Danny Tarkanian, but also sending an email to gReid promising more support for Tarkanian if the Dems seize control of the healthcare industry.

Reid has relied on out of state cash to stay in power. It might take the same to throw him out.

You can also add your name to a list of over 1 million who have signed a petition against nationalizing medicine.

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Harry Reid expresses his sentiments toward the American people.

Hat tip: Hugh Hewitt, on a tip from V the K.



Comrade Obama's Legacy

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:39 AM

In light on his deliberate dismantling and even criminalization of our terror defenses, and his apathy toward Iran's terror regime acquiring nuclear weapons, Obama may not be remembered primarily for the economic collapse he is deliberately creating with absurd levels of wasteful deficit spending. Very possibly, his legacy will look something like this:

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Via The Jawa Report, on a tip from BURNING HOT.



Third Rail Gives Seniors a Jolt

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:53 AM

Anyone foolish enough to want their healthcare in the hands of Big Government might want to think again in light of Social Security benefit cuts.

Millions of older people face shrinking Social Security checks next year, the first time in a generation that payments would not rise. …
By law, Social Security benefits cannot go down. Nevertheless, monthly payments would drop for millions of people in the Medicare prescription drug program because the premiums, which often are deducted from Social Security payments, are scheduled to go up slightly.

Due to the moribund economy, inflation has been negative, even in the face of the mountains of money our reckless rulers have been printing. Consequently there will be no cost of living increase. But…

Advocates say older people still face higher prices because they spend a disproportionate amount of their income on health care, where costs rise faster than inflation. Many also have suffered from declining home values and shrinking stock portfolios just as they are relying on those assets for income.

The whole program continues to take on water:

The retirement program is projected to start paying out more money than it receives in 2016. Without changes, the retirement fund will be depleted in 2037, according to the Social Security trustees' annual report this year.

Anything bureaucrats give you, even if it was already yours, they can take away. One thing they can never give you is security. According to Rasmussen, many of us have figured that out:

Sixty percent (60%) of voters are not confident that the Social Security system will pay them all promised benefits during their lifetime, with 36% not very confident and 24% not at all confident.

Meanwhile, the Obama regime is pushing through massive new entitlements that clearly cannot be funded, in a transparent attempt to collapse the economy and pave the way for communism, per the Cloward-Piven strategy.

On tips from TED and Henry.



Obama's Plan to Desecrate 9/11

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:16 AM

If it's possible to desecrate the memories of those who perished on September 11 any more than we already did by electing the Hamas-endorsed Barack Hussein Obama only a few years later, this is how Dear Leader will accomplish it:

The Obama White House is behind a cynical, coldly calculated political effort to erase the meaning of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks from the American psyche and convert Sept. 11 into a day of leftist celebration and statist idolatry.
This effort to reshape the American psyche has nothing to do with healing the nation and everything to do with easing the nation along in the ongoing radical transformation of America that President Obama promised during last year's election campaign. The president signed into law a measure in April that designated Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service, but it's not likely many lawmakers thought this meant that day was going to be turned into a celebration of ethanol, carbon emission controls, and radical community organizing.
The administration's plans were outlined in an Aug. 11 White House-sponsored teleconference call run by Obama ally Lennox Yearwood, president of the Hip Hop Caucus, and Liv Havstad, the group's senior vice president of strategic partnerships and programs.
Yearwood, who uses the honorific "Reverend" before his name, has been in the news in recent years, usually for getting arrested. After Democrats took back Congress, the rowdy activist was handcuffed outside a congressional hearing in September 2007 when Gen. David Petraeus was to testify. Yearwood told the "Democracy Now" radio program that he wanted to attend the hearing to hear Petraeus give his report. "I knew that when officers lie, soldiers die," he said. …
The plan is to turn a "day of fear" that helps Republicans into a day of activism called the National Day of Service that helps the left. In other words, nihilistic liberals are planning to drain 9/11 of all meaning.
"They think it needs to be taken back from the right," said the source. "They're taking that day and they're breaking it because it gives Republicans an advantage. To them, that day is a fearful day."
A coalition including the unsavory left-wing pressure group Color of Change and about 60 far-left, environmentalist, labor, and corporate shakedown groups participated in the call. Groups on the call included: ACORN, AFL-CIO, Apollo Alliance, Community Action Partnership, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, 80 Million Strong for Young American Jobs, Friends of the Earth, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Mobilize.org, National Black Police Association, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, National Council of Negro Women, National Wildlife Federation, RainbowPUSH Coalition, Urban League, and Young Democrats of America.
Color of Change is the extremist racial grievance group that isn't happy that TV's Glenn Beck did several news packages on Van Jones, the self-described "communist" and "rowdy black nationalist" who became the president's green jobs czar after jumping on the environmentalist bandwagon. The White House may be behind a push to destroy Beck by convincing advertisers to stop buying time on his show. Jones was also on the board of the Apollo Alliance, a hard-left environmentalist group that is now running large chunks of the Obama administration. The group has acknowledged that it dictated parts of the February stimulus bill to Congress.
With the help of the Obama administration, the coalition is launching a public relations campaign under the radar of the mainstream media — which remains almost uniformly terrified of criticizing the nation's first black president — to try to change 9/11 from a day of reflection and remembrance to a day of activism, food banks, and community gardens. … At no time does anyone explain why this National Day of Service has to be held — of all the 365 days in a year — on Sept. 11.

But they don't really have to explain it, do they? The chasm between patriotism and statist idolatry could not be wider.

Al Qaeda operatives are smirking with contempt as they prepare their next attack.

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From one to the other in 7 short years.

On tips from Conservigilant, Henry, and J. Hat tip: Michelle Malkin.



Rapist Steals Painting of Virgin Mary to Pay for Abortion

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:49 AM

Stories like this make it clear that liberals have been winning the culture war:

A Nebraska man who stole a painting of the Virgin Mary to finance an abortion for a teen he raped has been convicted of first-degree sexual assault and felony theft.
Aurelio Vallerillo-Sanchez, 39, of Omaha, pleaded no contest to the charges Friday and faces up to 70 years in prison when sentenced in October, Douglas County prosecutor Brenda Beadle said today. …
Beadle said Vallerillo-Sanchez fled to Mexico with the 300-year-old painting worth $100,000 and the pregnant teen in March 2007.
"The plan was that when they got to Mexico, she was to undergo an abortion," she said. …
Vallerillo-Sanchez was arrested in February after DNA linked him to the September 2006 assault of the then-14-year-old girl.
His children gave police information about the theft during the investigation into the sexual assault. His son told police he served as a lookout as his father stole the painting from St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha. Vallerillo-Sanchez sold the painting for $3,000 in Mexico, his daughter told police.

If he's an illegal alien and wore an Obama shirt in his mug shot, Vallerillo-Sanchez is the perfect personification of our times.

Hat tip: The Blogprof.



August 24, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:47 PM

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On a tip from TED.



Joe the Plumber's Revenge

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:41 PM

Joe Wurzelbacher was systematically trashed by the media with illegal assistance from bureaucrats after he had the temerity to ask Comrade Obama if he would raise his taxes. At last Joe the Plumber takes his revenge:

Via Uncommon Sense, on a tip from The MaryHunter.



Buy One Anyway

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:27 PM

At last, a private charity even moonbats can get behind:

On a tip from SnowSnake.



Tea Party in Corpus Christi

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:17 PM

Patriots held another successful rally Saturday outside Dem Rep Solomon Ortiz's office in Corpus Christi, TX. Lacking the spine to face his fed-up constituents, the congresscritter refuses to hold a town hall, thus the chant of "Where's Ortiz?":

Wannabe Anglican has the details.



Hebephrenic Socialist Wigs Out at Town Hall

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:58 PM

Through the White House and his various front groups, our Community Agitator in Chief has deployed his minions. Watch the Obamunist go berserk at about 1 minute into this video of a town hall meeting held by Dem Rep Ron Kind in Tomah, WI:

Note the crowd's polite applause as the kook is escorted out. Meanwhile, patriots who voice their views are portrayed as obnoxious rabble-rousers by the establishment media.

Via HotAirPundit, on a tip from SK.



Walk the Streets in Anger

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:38 PM

Obamunism has one redeeming quality: it inspires patriots. For example, it inspired this song by Cincinnati's Anne Harpen:



Profiles in Moonbattery: Janeane Garofalo

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:24 PM

A cherished liberal belief has been confirmed by the enlightened philosopher Janeane Garofalo — resistance to encroaching socialist tyranny is racist:

However, her views on dissent have evolved a little since leftists took control of the government:

A big hand for Ms. Garofalo. She may be a repulsive skank and nutty as a squirrel, but every time she opens her obnoxious maw, countermoonbats feel a little more motivated.

Hat tips: The Blogprof, NewsBusters.



Cash for Clunkers Finally Defunct

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:02 PM

Paying people to sabotage their own cars so they qualify as clunkers was clever, but here's an even better idea: the government should cut our taxes and mind its own business rather than trying to micromanage the economy. That would mean less power for petty tyrant bureaucrats, but it would also mean higher revenues, as Ronaldus Maximus proved, because it would allow the economy to recover.

Instead, Big Government will now start paying us with our own money to buy refrigerators.

On tips from lauren and Bill.



Bride of Obama Had Cell Phones Confiscated

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:35 PM

As our royal family hobnobs with other rich liberals on Martha's Vineyard, there are to be no photographs of the Obama offspring that don't include Chairman Zero. Hopefully people won't get their cell phones confiscated. From earlier this month:

Michelle Obama, like her husband, enjoys a good burger, but not as well done. The first lady brought daughters Malia and Sasha to former "Top Chef" contestant Spike Mendelsohn's Good Stuff Eatery in DC for cheeseburgers, onion rings, fries, and milkshakes. "They got the burgers medium," says a spy. (President Obama was mildly ridiculed after ordering a burger medium-well in January.) "Three starving Secret Service guys were literally standing over the grill as Spike made the burgers, but didn't eat," our source adds. Fellow patrons had their cellphones temporarily confiscated to prevent pictures from being taken.

In another time, they might have had their eyes put out.

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You can't blame her for not liking cameras.

On a tip from Chris E.



Oklahoma City Tea Party

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:27 PM

Iopian reports on the Sooner Tea Party that drew a nice crowd in Oklahoma City on Saturday. A few example pictures:

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No doubt the signs and T-shirts were produced by the RNC, and distributed by Big Insurance.

On a tip from nancz.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:12 PM

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Compliments of Diversity Lane.



Moonbat Tech: Eco-Boomerang

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:37 PM

No one could be more politically correct than Australian Aborigines, so moonbats must feel particularly proud to have been inspired by them in their latest Gaia-saving technological breakthrough:

The Boo is a battery charging boomerang. It holds 3 AAA batteries and just by playing with it, the device converts rotary motion into energy. The surface is covered in silicon to protect the precious innards from impact. In the center is a dynamically changing icon that indicates charge levels.

We won't be needing Big Oil anymore, now that we have a more advanced means of generating energy.

Any moonbat who manages to hit himself in the head with his Boo is entitled to a special treat: 10 free carbon credits. Collect your prize at Free Carbon Offsets.

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On a tip from Air2air.



Clunkers for Cash

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:29 AM

Unlike Cash for Clunkers, Congress's corrupt Clunkers for Cash program runs through 2010. Let's be sure it isn't extended.

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Compliments of An American First.



Deficit Graph

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:05 AM

W was irresponsible in the extreme, but he looks downright conservative next to The One:

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Via Gateway Pundit, on a tip from BURNING HOT.



Goon Lake

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:49 AM

Eventually everything will be nationalized by Big Government — even ballet:

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On a tip from TED.



Portrait of an Astroturfer: Jeremy Bird

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:20 AM

Even MSNBC had enough sense to quickly pull down a maudlin puff piece on Obamunist astroturfer Jeremy Bird. But the foray into liberal media self-parody is still available elsewhere for anyone looking for a laugh. Some lowlights:

Bird had lived at that precipice ever since joining Barack Obama's campaign as a top organizer in 2007, but rarely had he faced a challenge so daunting as the one awaiting in Racine. As deputy director of Organizing for America, a national network of Obama supporters, Bird was scheduled to speak with a group of volunteers who had been threatened[*] at town halls, outshouted at local rallies and weakened by a general sense of post-campaign fatigue. With one 90-minute visit, Bird hoped to leave them confident, empowered and reenergized.
"We want these people to feel like they can control almost anything that happens in government," said Bird, who had traveled from his office at Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington to spend two days visiting volunteers across Wisconsin. "They should feel like there's no barrier between the regular people out in the states and the power players in D.C."
The outcome of the health-care debate weighed partially on Bird's success, and on the effectiveness of Organizing for America (OFA) in general. When Bird was named deputy director of OFA last year, he became the vanguard of much more than 13 million e-mail addresses collected from supporters during Obama's campaign. He became one of the people most responsible for validating Obama's campaign ethos: that grass-roots support can power government and shape legislation.

Jeremy Birdbrain and the drones to whom he passes out mass-produced signs bearing official government slogans are the grassroots, according to the Peacock Network — evidence to the contrary notwithstanding.

In an inspiring hagiography, we learn that young Tird rose above his trailer park past, leaving behind his conservative Baptist folks to attend Harvard. He then heroically helped the Moonbat Messiah "overcome racism in South Carolina and Islamophobia in Pennsylvania and Ohio."

But the glory days are over now for Chairman Zero's legions of fellow community activists, to judge from MSNBC's self-pitying whimpers:

When Bird arrived in Wisconsin last week, he recognized all the familiar hallmarks of an underdog fight. … Around the table in Racine, Bird listened as the volunteers rattled off evidence of OFA's growing pains. Local membership was relatively stagnant because Racine residents were exhausted after volunteering during the long presidential campaign. Newspapers had focused their coverage of health-care town halls on the most vocal conservatives, even when the crowd contained more Democrats.

Growing pains? Call them dying pains. Fortunately patriots who want to preserve our liberties from the Obamunist onslaught are anything but "exhausted."

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Jeremy Bird, skeevy Obamunist astroturfer.

On a tip from Sophia Elena.

*Volunteers being threatened is apparently a reference to a moonbat claiming someone said to him, "Why should I be afraid of a liberal when I have a .357?" Obviously any genuine threats would have made national news.



Organized Crime Involved in Carbon Credits

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:24 AM

Somebody warn Al Gore — in Britain, carbon credit conmen have been arrested for fraud:

Seven people have been arrested and 27 addresses raided over an suspected £38m fraud involving the trade of carbon credits to avoid paying value-added tax (VAT).
Officers from HM Revenue & Customs searched both residential properties and offices in both Gravesend and London targeting an alleged network of organised crime.
Members are believed to have been trading large volumes of high-value carbon credits from overseas sources free of VAT.
Tax investigators believe these may then have been sold on to businesses in the UK charging VAT that is never paid to the authorities.
Officers said further arrests are likely, adding that the proceeds of this alleged crime have been "used to finance lavish lifestyles and the purchase of prestige vehicles".

Shockingly, these prestige vehicles may not include hybrids.

Good thing we don't have a federal VAT here — yet. But to pay off the deficits the Moonbat Messiah is running up we soon will.

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Get your offsets free at Free Carbon Offsets.

On a tip from Hope Angel. Hat tip: Watts Up With That.



Paterson Plays the Race Card

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:09 AM

Here's a surprise: NY Governor David Paterson's approval ratings aren't in the cellar because he's an incompetent moonbat, but because Whitey is racist:

The state's first black governor … blamed his political woes — and those of President Obama — on a white-dominated media that he accused of taking part in an "orchestrated" attack campaign.
"We're not in the post-racial period," Paterson said in a freewheeling interview on the liberal talk-radio station WWRL. "My feeling is it's being orchestrated, it's a game, and people who pay attention know that."
"We don't have the kind of forces in the community that we had before, in other words, our black media outlets," the Democratic governor continued.

Proving that there is nothing too stupid to fall out of Paterson's mouth, he even accused the obsequious media of plotting against its beloved Chairman Zero:

"The next victim on the list — and you see it coming — is President Barack Obama, who did nothing more than try to reform a health-care system … only because he's trying to make change," Paterson said.

Don't think you have to be white to be racist against Paterson. Collaborating Uncle Toms are part of the insidious campaign against New York's accidental governor:

He also took a shot at Dominic Carter, the African-American anchor of NY1's "Inside City Hall."
"I know he likes to ingratiate himself with folks, trying to beat up on elected officials from our community," Paterson said.

Before long moonbats will snivel that even PBS's Gwen Awful is a racist for not doing enough to prop up their faltering messiah.

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Governor Paterson searches for a clue.

On tips from V the K, Wiggins, nancz, and BURNING HOT. Hat tip: A Blog for All.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:34 AM

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Compliments of FizzDesigns, a slight enhancement of this original.



Keith Olbermann Mistaken for Jackass

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:22 AM

Too perfect: Los Angeles Times' TV listings put the show "Jackass" in Keith Odormann's time slot. The understandable Freudian slip led to this erratum:

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LA Times blogger Andrew Malcolm comments:

It's not the Worst Mistake in the World.
But without this kind of correction, online too, a few thousand people might have tuned into MSNBC, the Obama administration's favorite cable channel, expecting to see a "Jackass" show, and instead they'd have found Olbermann.
Worse, what if nobody noticed the difference?

No need to be insulting. Jackass viewers are far too sophisticated for the juvenile propaganda passed off as news by MSNBC.

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Keith Olbermann holds forth.

On tips from V the K and BURNING HOT. Hat tips: NewsBusters, Gateway Pundit.



More Successful Tea Parties in Saint Louis

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:01 AM

Patriots took to the streets in Saint Louis Saturday outside the offices of Senator Claire McCaskill and Rep. Russ Carnahan, both Dems. Compliments of Mark Polege, some pictures from the McCaskill protest:

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… and from Carnahan's office

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Sorry, moonbats; this movement is not letting up.



Dumbed Down

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:04 AM

Has America been dumbed down by union control of public schools? Just maybe. From the South Side of Chicago, just like our Community Activist in Chief:

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Too bad people didn't follow the "No left turn" directive last November. It would have saved us $trillions.

Compliments of Greg S.



August 23, 2009

The Control Voice

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:54 PM

After our liberal rulers have dealt with the menace of talk radio, they will turn their attention to blogs, which in the future may require licenses. To keep their licenses, blogs might have to publish public service announcements on behalf of the government — like this one:

Compliments of Dave K.



Eric Holder Wins Pea Brain Award

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:39 PM

Congratulations to the terrorist's best friend, corrupt Attorney General Eric Holder. By stepping in to quash prosecution of the Black Panther thugs who intimidated voters at the polls last fall — presaging the banana republic, Third-World future our progressive rulers have planned for us — the guy who regards America as a "nation of cowards" has earned the prestigious Pea Brain award from HUGH:

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Profiles in Countermoonbattery: David William Hedrick

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:01 PM

Despite the Hopey Change, America will survive, because it deserves to survive. For proof, watch this patriot eviscerate the liberal kakistocracy at a town hall meeting with Rep. Brian Baird (D-WA):

Spin that, MSM.

On tips from Michelle and glenwood183. Hat tip: Stop the ACLU.



Great Turnout for New Orleans Area Tea Party

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:49 PM

Since Katrina, the liberal elite has established New Orleans as a sacred city of moonbattery, on a par with Mecca or Medina for Muslims. Yet moonbattery has not been sitting well in suburban Metairie, where yesterday's tea party had a turnout of 1,200 despite muggy summer heat:

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More at The Best of Times in a Moogie's World, where we learn that the New Orleans Times-Picayune felt compelled to cover the gathering, but mischaracterized it as organized by Republican Senator David Vitter.

On a tip from MoogieP.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:45 PM

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Via iOwnTheWorld, on a tip from Ken.



Negative 14 and Falling

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:20 PM

The Moonbat Messiah is uniting America after all: against himself. Only half a year in office and his approval index has already fallen to a catastrophic negative 14:

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Here's what the trend lines look like since the coronation in January:

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By 2010, Dem Congresscritters will be left to run on the platform, "Barack Hussein who? Never heard of the guy."

On tips from blue, CKR, mega, and nancz.



Jerk in the Box

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:14 PM

Via iOwnTheWorld.com, on a tip from TED.



A Graphic From the Paper of Record

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:57 PM

Emphasizing moonbat ideology at the expense of everything else seems to be eroding not only the New York Slimes' profits, but also its basic competence. They must have brought Jayson Blair out of retirement to create this graphic:

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There's always something new to be learned from the sneering elitists who produce the Slimes. For example, I just learned that I live in Nevada.

Looking at this graphic, I wonder why no one wears cheesehead hats to Minnesota Vikings games. It's nice that Brett Favre is back in the state where he made his name.

If the clowns at the Paper of Record can't even get a map of their own country right, it's safe to assume that everything else they report is probably wrong.

On an anonymous tip.



Whites Are People Too

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:40 PM

Here's a thought unlikely to occur to the racist ideologues who use the New York Slimes to tell liberals what to think: whites are people too.

On a tip from Rob Banks.



Sunday Service

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:12 PM

Why should only Christians attend Sunday service? Here's a liturgy that allows liberals to attend from the comfort of their homes:

On a tip from nancz.



John Stossel Lays Waste to ObamaCare

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:43 AM

ABC's token sane person leaves ObamaCare in smoldering ruins:

If Dems are successful in seizing control of the healthcare system, Americans will die.

On a tip from SK.



August 22, 2009

Birmingham, Michigan Tea Party

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:57 PM

No state has suffered more from moonbattery than Michigan, which has been sucked by the black hole known as Detroit — America's most liberal city — to the brink of an economic abyss, with the help of Berkeley-trained moonbat governor Jennifer Granholm. Michiganders do not seem pleased that Detroit-style politics are now being imposed at the federal level. The Blogprof provides an eyewitness report of a highly successful Tea Party today in Birmingham. A few sample pictures:

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Turnout was over 1,000. Astroturfers? We all know better.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:57 AM

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Compliments of Diversity Lane.



La Raza Reconquistadors at Houston Town Hall

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:52 AM

La Raza (The Race) is the Hispanic version of the Black Panthers. Being overtly hostile to Caucasians, it naturally has strong ties to the goons running the White House, and consequently is now represented on the Supreme Court. Here some La Raza Reconquistadors indulge in their typical arrogant thuggery outside Rep Gene Green's town hall meeting in Houston last Tuesday:

Soon groups like La Raza will have the demographic leverage to do to parts of our country what Muslim colonists have been doing in France. The quisling federal government can be counted on to take their side against ours.

On a tip from Bill.



All Wee-Wee'd Up

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:21 AM

Now we know what Comrade Obama means when he says "all wee wee'd up":

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Compliments of Ruth P.



Chairman Zero Praising Racist Hatemonger

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:34 AM

Lest anyone forget where Dear Leader is coming from intellectually, here he is praising his inspiration and spiritual mentor, Jeremiah Wright:

A little footage of this "wonderful man," who "represents the best of what the black church has to offer":

On a tip from Kayt.



August 21, 2009

JPMorgan Chase Gives $Millions to ACORN

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:25 PM

Apparently the suits at JPMorgan Chase think if they feed the communist alligators, they'll get eaten last:

Chase isn't corrupt, just cowardly. It repaid its $25 billion bailout. But if people don't start standing up to goons, before you know it, ACORN thugs are running the country.

On a tip from Chad. Hat tip: Random Thoughts.



ACLU Lawyers Identify Covert CIA Agents to Al Qaeda Terrorists

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:10 AM

The ACLU's campaign on behalf of Islamic terrorists now includes helping them to identify CIA operatives, who can be targeted for assassination after the liberals who run things set the terrorists free. Lawyers have provided pictures of covert officers to detainees charged with organizing the all-but-forgotten 9/11 attacks.

The lawyers were apparently attempting to identify CIA officers and contractors involved in the agency's interrogation of al-Qaeda suspects in facilities outside the United States, where the agency employed harsh techniques. …
The photos were taken by researchers hired by the John Adams Project, a joint effort of the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers…

Some of the agents' photos were "surreptitiously taken outside their homes," pointedly jeopardizing agents' families.

The put-upon terrorists will soon be getting their revenge for having to tolerate unscented soap and underinflated balls in the Club Gitmo rec room. If the West's moonbat rulers would release Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, who murdered 270 above Lockerbie, it won't be long before still more Gitmo vacationers return to the battlefield — which will increasingly become our own cities, now that the War on Terror has been abandoned.

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Anyone remember this?

On a tip from V the K.



Big Government Cracks Down on Secondhand Sales

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:40 AM

Add garage sales and church bazaars to the list of American traditions moonbattery will kill:

If you're planning a garage sale or organizing a church bazaar, you'd best beware: You could be breaking a new federal law. As part of a campaign called Resale Roundup, the federal government is cracking down on the secondhand sales of dangerous and defective products.
The initiative, which targets toys and other products for children, enforces a new provision that makes it a crime to resell anything that's been recalled by its manufacturer. …
Secondhand sellers now must keep abreast of recalls for thousands of products, some of them stretching back more than a decade, to stay within the bounds of the law.

Rather than invest hours researching whether each item they don't need has been deemed hazardous by the pushy lawyers who rule us, most people will just throw the stuff in the trash. This will also help smother Goodwill and Salvation Army stores, not to mention eBay.

But think of how safe we'll all be!

On a tip from Tony I.



Chappaquiddick Ted's Bid to Change the Rules

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:28 AM

Once again, as Senator Frank Lautenberg did in New Jersey, and Florida Dems tried to do to install the demented Al Gore in the White House, Democrats are changing the rules in the middle of the game:

Senator Ted Kennedy, who is gravely ill with brain cancer, has sent a letter to Massachusetts lawmakers requesting a change in the state law that determines how his Senate seat would be filled if it became vacant before his eighth full term ends in 2012. Current law mandates that a special election be held at least 145 days after the seat becomes available. Mr. Kennedy is concerned that such a delay could leave his fellow Democrats in the Senate one vote short of a filibuster-proof majority for months while a special election takes place.
"I therefore am writing to urge you to work together to amend the law through the normal legislative process to provide for a temporary gubernatorial appointment until the special election occurs," writes the Senator.
What Mr. Kennedy doesn't volunteer is that he orchestrated the 2004 succession law revision that now requires a special election, and for similarly partisan reasons. John Kerry, the other Senator from the state, was running for President in 2004, and Mr. Kennedy wanted the law changed so the Republican Governor at the time, Mitt Romney, could not name Mr. Kerry's replacement. "Prodded by a personal appeal from Senator Edward M. Kennedy," reported the Boston Globe in 2004, "Democratic legislative leaders have agreed to take up a stalled bill creating a special election process to replace U.S. Senator John F. Kerry if he wins the presidency." Now that the state has a Democratic Governor, Mr. Kennedy wants to revert to gubernatorial appointments.

The moonbat governor — the David Alexrod-molded Obama prototype and disastrous flop Coupe Deval Patrick — can be counted on to appoint a leftist who will vote to assure that normal Americans have no access to the first-rate healthcare Kennedy has been receiving.

You would think with death staring into his bloated red face, Chappaquiddick Ted would make some last desperate attempt to redeem his evil life. But apparently this fetid personification of everything that makes the Democrat Party vile will march straight down to hell without looking back.

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No need to worry about awkward encounters with Mary Jo Kopechne where he's headed.

On a tip from Bernie D.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:48 AM

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Vets Languish as VA Bureaucrats Grant Themselves Huge Bonuses

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:37 AM

Because primary education is under government control, the more we spend on it, the worse it gets. For example, arguably the worst schools in the country are located in the District of Criminals, which spends the third most money per student. This is because unlike the private sector, government has no interest in spending efficiently; it merely uses our money to feather the nests of bureaucrats. It will work the same way with ObamaCare, just as it already does with the VA:

Outside the Veterans Affairs Department, severely wounded veterans have faced financial hardship waiting for their first disability payment. Inside, money has been flowing in the form of $24 million in bonuses.
In scathing reports this week, the VA's inspector general said thousands of technology office employees at the VA received the bonuses over a two-year period, some under questionable circumstances. It also detailed abuses ranging from nepotism to an inappropriate relationship between two VA employees.
The inspector general accused one recently retired VA official of acting "as if she was given a blank checkbook" as awards and bonuses were distributed to employees of the Office of Information and Technology in 2007 and 2008. In some cases the justification for the bonuses was inadequate or questionable, the IG said.
The official, Jennifer S. Duncan, also engaged in nepotism and got $60,000 in bonuses herself, the IG said. In addition, managers improperly authorized college tuition payments for VA employees, some of whom were Duncan's family members and friends. That cost taxpayers nearly $140,000.
Separately, a technology office employee became involved in an "inappropriate personal relationship" with a high-level VA official. The technology office employee flew 22 times from Florida to Washington, where the VA official lived. That travel cost $37,000. …
The VA has faced criticism before in its awarding of bonuses. In 2007, the AP reported that the then-VA secretary had approved a generous package of more than $3.8 million in bonus payments in 2006, citing a need to retain longtime VA executives.

Typically, the situation was awful under Bush, but exponentially worse under Chairman Zero, the personification of Big Government.

Meanwhile, "a backlog that has left some veterans waiting months for a disability check."

The VA is a government entity. Therefore, it's primary purpose is to grow the wealth and power of bureaucrats at the expense of those who are not bureaucrats. If vets get any service at all, they can count themselves lucky.

On a tip from AmericanToTheCore.



Moonbat Tech: eRickshaw

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:14 AM

No doubt your tax dollar will soon subsidize Government Motors' answer to the eRickshaw:

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Nothing that looks this idiotic and impractical could fail to help the polar bears.

On a tip from Air2air.



And Now a Word From the Nutroots

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:07 AM

Just to be fair and balanced, let's let the Nutroots have a say. Here The Econocataclysm enthuses over a moonbat video game:

Go into the Zombie Banks and take out those zombie bankers!!! Collect powerups and new weapons as you free up those assets for productive use!!! And watch out for the Mega-CEO's wandering the trading floors looking for scraps of bonds, shares and human infants to feast on, those take more hits to kill. Try the rocket launcher if you can get one. In the final level, travel through time to the 1980's to eliminate the source of the infection!!!

The nice thing about siding with the left is you can take your rhetoric to any extreme without marginalizing yourself. Thinking along similar lines, Bruce Friedrich encourages terrorist attacks on banks; he serves as PETA's Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs.

On a tip from June Lee.



Adoption Ads on Pervert Page

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:02 AM

With this I can rest my case against the obscenity known as homosexual adoption:

AdoptionSF.org, a joint project of the City of San Francisco's Human Services Agency and Family Builders by Adoption is advertising for adoptive parents on the "Mister Marcus" page of San Francisco's Bay Area Reporter website. The Reporter's front page motto is "Serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community since 1971."
"Mister Marcus" publishes a weekly column in the Reporter which covers and publicizes upcoming "leather" events. Examples include: "A weekend of bdsm activity and featuring NW Master and slave contest on Sat. night" (July 2, 2009) and "Hell Hole Fisting Party tonight upstairs at Mister S playroom from 2000 to 0200 next morning" (April 16, 2009).

BDSM means bondage/discipline/sadomasochism. Let's not get into what fisting means.

The rotating ad, which features two men and a little boy, includes the text "We never knew how PROUD we could be until we adopted Ben." As the ads rotate, the AdoptionSF ad is juxtaposed with ads for the "Healthy Penis Campaign," also a city of San Francisco-funded effort, which is captioned "I get checked for syphilis every 3-6 months"; an ad for Erossf.com, "San Francisco's acclaimed 18+ sex club for gay and bisexual men", captioned "Bedroom Eyes" and which features a graphic of two men in towels embracing; an ad for the Reporter's online classifieds page (on which the Adoption.sf ad also appears), which features a photo of a nearly naked man, and is captioned "Check out models and escorts in our new and improved classifieds! More photos and videos! Click here."

"Escorts" means homosexual prostitutes.

This puts it mildly:

A publicly-funded online ad campaign for adoptive parents targeted at men who frequent s/m events seems irresponsible.

For anyone clueless enough not to understand why, here's an example:

On June 29, WRAL TV of Raleigh-Durham, NC, reported on the case of Frank Lombard. Lombard, the associate director of the Center for Health Policy at Duke University, is an openly homosexual "partnered" man, who had adopted two African-American children. He was arrested on June 24 for sexually abusing one of the adopted children, a five-year-old boy, and for offering the child online to be abused by other men. WRAL published part of the transcript of the online chat sting operation that netted Lombard: "In the chat transcript 'F.L.' is asked how he got access to a child so young. 'Adopted,' he replied, and said that the process was 'not so hard … esp (sic) for a black boy.'"

Naturally anything this sick would have to be supported by tax dollars.

The AdoptionSF website describes the organization as "a collaboration between San Francisco Human Services Agency and Family Builders." The contract between the city and Family Builders specifies the use of state and local taxpayer dollars for the purpose of "Increasing the number of children adopted by Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) adults."

You read that correctly. The government not just of Pelosiland but of the state of California is going out of its way to encourage adoption by homosexuals, and paying for it with money expropriated from its overtaxed citizens.

To get a better idea of what this exercise in social engineering is subjecting innocent children to, check out Zombie's coverage of the Folsom Street Fair and Up Your Alley. If this is how the San Francisco homosexual community behaves on the street in broad daylight, imagine what these kids see and are probably forced to participate in behind closed doors.

On a tip from BURNING HOT.



Sinking Fast

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:34 AM

Buyer's remorse is setting in as voters become wise to the monumental scam the liberal media pulled on them by portraying Comrade Obama as a fit candidate for president. According to the latest Zogby poll,

Asked whether they approve or disapprove of the president's job performance, just 45.3 percent of likely voters say they approve. That compares with 50.5 percent who disapprove of the job Obama is doing.
The results are a strong indication that contentious national debate over healthcare reform has taken a major toll on the president's popularity. …
Of greatest concern to Obama may well be his decline among all-important independent voters. Just 37.5 percent of self-identified independents say they approve of how Obama is handling the presidency. That compares with 59.2 percent of independents who disapprove.

It also indicates that people are not buying the media's spin that town hall protesters do not represent normal Americans.

John Zogby states the obvious:

The president is clearly taken a slide — most especially with independent voters, who play such an important role in any legislation or policy support. … The healthcare plan appears to be consolidating conservative opposition and scaring independent voters.

The Marxist punk moonbats absurdly claimed would unite us has polarized the populace like no one before. Even as his approval sinks like a rock among independents, and rests at the bottom of the sea at 5.7% among Republicans, he's still at 83.9% among Dems, buoyed by a bubble of MSM propaganda that floats farther and farther away from reality.

If Dems in their elitist arrogance use the nuclear option to ram through socialized medicine in clear opposition to the will of the public, it will mean either that they have faith in ACORN's voter fraud operations to negate the next election, or that government seizure of the healthcare industry will do so much damage to our republic that elections won't matter anymore.

On tips from J and mega.



An Astroturfer Shows Obamunist Class

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:47 AM

Everett Wilkinson of the South Florida Tea Party reports on events outside Congressman Tom Rooney's town hall meeting in Stuart, FL Tuesday night:

One young Obamacare activist in a camouflage shirt (with a thick British accent) kept pressing forward aggressively and even proceeded to shove the older gentleman with whom he was arguing loudly.
It was at this point that I and another attendee, John Fels, stepped in to break up the heated, and potentially physical, confrontation. The Obamacare activist then turned and tried to fight with us. An argument ensued between him and ourselves, complete with the bizarre act of the Obamacare activist turning away for a few moments to give a loud speech for his camera guy nearby. At that point, John and I walked away before the situation escalated, but apparently, the Obamacare activist became even more upset (presumably because we were not fighting with him anymore). He proceeded to come up from behind me, actually spit on me and took off running as fast as he could in the other direction! The Martin County Sheriff Office's Deputies pursued him, and finally caught up with him, but not before the Obamacare activist keyed a random car in the parking lot. Needless to say, he was arrested shortly after that.
I should point out that I was not wearing anything that was South Florida Tea Party related, nor was I carrying any signs or distributing any literature. The Obamacare activist group, who later identified themselves as a mix of members of a single-payer/socialized medicine advocacy group as well as ACORN, was not aware of my involvement with the South Florida Tea Party or the fight against the government takeover of our health care system. It seems they simply wanted to pick a fight with someone and to catch it on camera.

No doubt the video was to go to MSNBC for appropriate editing. Tea Partiers, beware astroturfing moonbats who will deliberately pick fights.

On a tip from Eric.



August 20, 2009

Astroturfing Tools Versus Grassroots Patriots

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:04 PM

A study in contrasts outside Senator Dianne Feinstein's LA office last Friday:


Compliments of Sophia Elena.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:44 PM

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What We Get for $2 Trillion

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:41 PM

On a tip from AmericanToTheCore.



Moonbat Tech: Fab Tree Hab

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:04 PM

Moonbats have a hard time leaving childish things behind, so they'll be delighted to learn they can save the polar bears by playing in a tree house:

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Inspired by the ecocentric attitudes of such beloved American nature-lovers as Thoreau, Emerson, Whitman and Alcott, three MIT designers - Mitchell Joachim, Lara Greden and Javier Arbona - created this living treehouse in which the dwelling itself merges with its environment and nourishes its inhabitants. Fab Tree Hab dissolves our conventional concept of home and establishes a new symbiosis between the house and its surrounding ecosystem. …
The trees that form the frame and the plants that grow on the external walls are meant to provide sustenance for the inhabitants and other living creatures who interact with the structure.

Fortunately rats and cockroaches have given moonbats some experience in sharing their abodes with other living creatures.

[T]he designers aim to demonstrate that natural building materials, when utilized in their living state, can create a "superstructure" that is biologically pure and contains no unknown substances. They point out that new building materials, even those that champion sustainability, are nevertheless industrially manufactured and contain components that are not fully understood in terms of their longterm impact.

At last we can reject all industrially manufactured materials and live with the purity of Neanderthals again! But you might want to keep an umbrella on hand for when it rains.

On a tip from Air2air.



Dollars for Dildos

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:49 PM

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Apparently inspired by Cash for Clunkers, an online pervert is greening the planet by giving people $10 gift certificates for boxes of used sex toys.

This kinky recycling sex toy program, a non-profit program, established by David Kowalsky and Jean Kozlowski, of Dreamscapes, LLC, "in order to reduce the carbon footprint of the adult novelty industry" launched in December 2008. It was then certified by the Institute For Green Business in January of 2009. …
Dreamscapes rewards everyone for recycling their sex toys too. "For every package of toys* you send in to be recycled, you will receive a $10 gift card (please allow 7 to 10 business days to receive) to use at one of our affiliate partners as well as some other goodies (when applicable) on your next order." Please note that each package must be filled to capacity to receive your gift card.

In addition to saving the polar bears by recycling sex toys, Kowalsky also offers free advice on topics like "fisting."

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Kowalsky collects used sex toys for Gaia.

Hat tip: BelchSpeak.



NBC Demonstrates Difference Between Spinning and Lying

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:41 AM

There's a line between slanting the news and ham-fistedly distorting it. The shameless hard left propagandists at NBC have left this line far behind them. Listen to them shriek about how racist it is for Americans to exercise their Second Amendment rights while protesting Obama's bid to seize control of the healthcare industry:

A sample of the Contessa Sewer's ravings:

Here you have a man of color in the presidency and white people showing up with guns…

They did a nice cropping job on the guy with the AR-15. Now let's pan back a little:

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But your average glassy-eyed, Kool-Aid–guzzling, Obama-worshiping, MSNBC-watching moonbat fool not only doesn't know he's being blatantly lied to, he doesn't care.

On tips from V the K, J, Rob Banks, Refuter of Liberal Vermin, and Tony I. Hat tips: NewsBusters, Ace of Spades HQ, American Thinker, RedState, Stop the ACLU.



Moonbat Sexuality Applied to Track and Field

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:19 AM

One advantage to transfreakazoidism is it can improve your athletic performance relative to the competition:

South Africa's track and field federation had been asked to conduct a gender test on an 800-meter runner amid concerns she [sic] does not meet the requirements to compete as a woman. …
The world track and field federation requested the gender test about three weeks ago, after [Caster] Semenya burst onto the scene by improving her [sic] personal bests in the 800 and 1,500 by huge margins.
IAAF [International Amateur Athletic Federation] spokesman Nick Davies said the "extremely complex, difficult" test has been started but that the results were not expected for weeks.
The verification requires a physical medical evaluation, and includes reports from a gynecologist, endocrinologist, psychologist, an internal medicine specialist and an expert on gender.

Why so complicated? What's with the psychologist and "expert on gender"?

"If there's a problem and it turns out that there's been a fraud… that someone has changed sex, then obviously it would be much easier to strip results," Davies added. "However, if it's a natural thing and the athlete has always thought she's a woman or been a woman, it's not exactly cheating."

Apparently it doesn't matter what gender Semenya really is, only what gender he thinks he is. If murderers can plead insanity, why not athletes?

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Maybe Caster should try wearing falsies.

On a tip from Code3.



Obama Declares Himself God's Partner in Matters of Life and Death

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:19 AM

Not everyone sniggered or gagged when Newsweek's Evan Thomas proclaimed that our conspicuously underqualified Community Activist in Chief "is sort of God." Comrade Obama himself seems to take the idea quite seriously:

President Barack Obama needs some outside help pushing health care reform, and he's turning to rabbis to get it.
In a morning conference call with about 1000 rabbis from across the nation, Obama asked for aid: "I am going to need your help in accomplishing necessary reform," the President told the group, according to Rabbi Jack Moline, who tweeted his way through the phoner.
"We are God's partners in matters of life and death," Obama went on to say, according to Moline's real-time stream.

To think that only a year ago, answering whether a baby is a human being was above his pay grade.

Appropriately, considering the Naziesque aspects of ObamaCare,

Eyebrows were also raised by the choice of hold music that played to rabbis before the call began.
"First mistake," Moline tweeted, as he waited for the call to begin. "Music on hold is 'Deutschland uber Alles,' " a classical German anthem, the lyrics to which in part say, "Preserve and protect our Kaiser, our land."

You have to wonder just what it would take to shake Jewish support for the Chicago Machine's megalomaniacal, Hamas-endorsed answer to Adolf Schicklgruber.

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God's partner in matters of life and death, via Symon Sez.

On tips from J and Byron. Hat tips: Politico, Hot Air, The Blogprof.



Union Goons Threaten Blue Dogs

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:45 AM

What kind of people want ObamaCare to pass? Thugs, unsurprisingly:

Centrist Blue Dog Democrats are "making a big mistake" by not backing President Obama's healthcare reforms, Teamsters President James P. Hoffa threatened Wednesday.
"They're a whole new phenomenon," Hoffa said of the centrist Democrats who have been reluctant to back a healthcare bill containing certain taxes and a public (or "government-run") option for consumers.
"A lot of these people we supported, and I think they're making a big mistake by not supporting the president," Hoffa added during an appearance on the liberal Bill Press radio show.

Hopefully no Congressmen end up in the Detroit River wearing concrete galoshes.

Aggressive expansion of government power only benefits the bad guys, as these union goons confirm. Those Dems who haven't completely gone off the rails into Obamapelosiland have a clear choice: hoods or their constituents.

On a tip from J.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:27 AM

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Via Charlie Foxtrot. On tips from V the K and Stephana.



Of Local Interest Only

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:01 AM

Here's a horrific crime you won't be hearing much about on the national news:

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) — The defense for accused killer Letalvis Cobbins said he cried like a little girl when he was interviewed by officers investigating the brutal murder of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom in January 2007.
Cobbins is the first of four suspects charged with the carjacking, kidnapping, rape and killing of the young couple. …
The defense doesn't deny Cobbins had a role in these crimes — they just say he doesn't deserve to die for what he did.

Apparently he doesn't deserve much but local media coverage either. That's because Cobbins and his colleagues are welfare-class blacks; their victims were taxpaying whites.

Only a handful of national reports have appeared on the story, like this one at Fox News:

They were bound, blindfolded and brought to [Lemaricus "Slim"] Davidson's rundown rental home in an industrial inner-city neighborhood less than six miles and a world away.
According to defendants' statements, Newsom wasn't there long before he was taken away, sexually assaulted, shot in the back of the head, set on fire and left beside some railroad tracks a few blocks away.
Over the next 24 hours, Channon was raped in every conceivable way, bleach was sprayed in her mouth to destroy evidence and, Coleman told investigators, Davidson "snapped" her neck. Medical Examiner Darinka Mileusnic-Pochan testified at [Eric "E" ] Boyd's trial, however, that the young woman died of suffocation after she was wrapped in plastic bags and dumped in a closed trash can.

Imagine the national media frenzy if the races were reversed. It would be even bigger than the Duke lacrosse rape, with the added benefit that this really happened.

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The victims' skin color kills the story.

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Letalvis Cobbins, no doubt misunderstood.

On a tip from Janet M.



Free Viagra for Unincarcerated Child Molester

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:38 AM

Not everyone is left waiting indefinitely for crucial medication under Britain's socialized medicine:

A paedophile with a 30-year history of abusing children is being prescribed Viagra on the NHS… Roger Martin, 71, merely has to visit his GP to obtain the libido-enhancing drug, even though experts warn it will enable him to continue preying on children despite his age. … He does not have to tell his GP about his criminal past and even if he does, doctors cannot take convictions into account. …
He has forced himself on a string of youngsters and his latest assault was on an 11-year-old girl last year.
But when he was sentenced at Peterborough Crown Court yesterday a judge chose not to send him to prison after being persuaded he 'wouldn't be able to cope' with a spell behind bars.

Apparently the judge doesn't much care if little girls are "able to cope" with being molested by a pervert.

Liberalism is a criminal ideology, based on the concept of stealing from the industrious to buy votes from the shiftless so as to impose creeping totalitarianism. So it should be no surprise that a government run by liberals will always favor fellow criminals.

But don't think this could ever happen under ObamaCare. The guy is 71; what are the odds of him getting so much as an aspirin?

On a tip from mandy.



It Wasn't Always a Big Deal to Threaten the President's Life

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:16 AM

Last Wednesday, a kook in western Maryland made the media's day by getting carried away and bringing a "Death to Obama" sign to a town hall meeting. He was promptly arrested by the Secret Service. William Kostric wore a gun to a protest outside of where Comrade Obama was staging one of his phony dog and pony shows, and carried a sign reading "It's Time to Water the Tree of Liberty." Chris "Tingles" Matthews decided to interpret this as a death threat, nearly causing his own head to explode.

But there was a time when threatening the president's life was all the rage, as exhaustively documented by Zombie. A few examples:

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Apparently no one was ever arrested or even questioned for threatening W's life at moonbat protests, in stark contrast to the hysterical reactions to the vaguest hint of a threat today. Zombie explains the discrepancy:

I contend that the media is aggressively reporting on, highlighting and pursuing any and all possible threats to President Obama — and even hints of threats — but they purposely glossed over, ignored or failed to report similar threats to President Bush. Why? I believe it is part of an ideological bias: most mainstream networks and newspapers tried their best during the Bush administration to portray the anti-war movement as mainstream and moderate; whereas now they are trying to portray the anti-tax and anti-health-care-bill protesters as extremists and as fringe kooks. To achieve these goals, they essentially suppressed any mentions of the violent signage (including threats to Bush) at anti-war rallies, but have highlighted anything that could even conceivably be construed as a threat at anti-Obama events.

To get an idea of how widespread threats against W were, here is Dem presidential candidate John "François" Kerry joking about bashing his head in with a rock:

Bill Maher: You could have went to New Hampshire and killed two birds with one stone.
John Kerry: Or, I could have gone to 1600 Pennsylvania and killed the real bird with one stone.

As readers will recall, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Betty Williams has also publicly fantasized about killing Bush 43.

Once again, the lesson is: anything goes, so long as you're a liberal. In contrast, conservatives are held to the highest standards. This is both a cause and an effect of the fact that liberals have no standards, whereas conservatives aspire to the highest ones.

On a tip from V the K.



Pan-European Picnic

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:04 AM

Yesterday was the anniversary of the Pan-European Picnic, an event more of us should remember:

Twenty years ago Wednesday, members of Hungary's budding opposition organized a picnic at the border with Austria to press for greater political freedom and promote friendship with their Western neighbors.
Some 600 East Germans got word of the event and turned up among the estimated 10,000 participants. They had a plan: to take advantage of an excursion across the border to escape to Austria. …
One of the key factors allowing the Germans to escape: the decision by a Hungarian border guard commander not to stop them as they pushed through to freedom.
"It was an incredible experience for them," said the guard, Lt. Col. Arpad Bella, remembering the scene as the East Germans marched up the road to the border gates at Sopronpuszta and crossed into Austria.
"They embraced, they kissed, they cried and laughed in their joy. Some sat down right across the border, others had to be stopped by the Austrian guards because they kept running and didn't believe they were in Austria," said Bella, 63, during an interview where the gates once stood. …
Laszlo Nagy, one of the organizers of the picnic, said he was startled by the East Germans' actions, who left behind hundreds of cars and other possessions near the border for the chance to make the short walk to a new life in the West.
"Some of them were waiting for this moment for 20 or 30 years," Nagy said. "They left behind everything – because freedom has the greatest value."

Where are we going to escape to when liberals have expanded government to the point that America has become East Germany?

On a tip from Ellen N.



August 19, 2009

Benedict Arlen Specter Didn't Always Like Socialized Medicine

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:52 PM

The most pathetic character in politics, Arlen Sphincter, has been spending the twilight of his Senate career shilling for ObamaCare. But he hasn't always advocated government seizure of the healthcare industry:

Where have I seen a chart like that before? Oh yeah:

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Via Real Clear Politics, on a tip from Oiao.



Obama Enters Depressive Stage

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:35 PM

The Onion reports on the Moonbat Messiah's bipolar disorder:

If he has to take over, Biden's advanced case of Asperger syndrome is going to be a real problem.

On a tip from Matthew H.



Dems Admit Healthcare Objective

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:28 PM

Don't take my word for it that our liberal rulers are angling for "single payer" healthcare — i.e., complete government takeover of the entire industry. Here it is from the Dems themselves:

Via Hot Air, on tips from Kevin R and SK.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:18 AM

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On a tip from TED.



Moonbat Tech: Prayer Wheel Energy Generator

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:09 AM

It doesn't matter that our moonbat rulers severely restrict all efficient means of generating energy, and only support drilling if it's by socialists in Brazil. We don't need fossil fuels or nuclear power now that we have the Prayer Wheel Energy Generator:

Every year millions of tourists and locals descend upon Tibet's temples and spin the prayer wheels contained inside. If the mechanical energy generated by the movement of these spinning wheels could be harnessed, we could potentially reduce the size of our current carbon footprint and supplement an inadequate and unreliable electrical grid for numerous individuals. The Prayer Wheel Energy Generator, designed by Taikkun Yang Li does just this by transforming all of those good vibes into electricity that could be used to provide reliable energy for daily needs such as evening lighting.

Since the energy is generated in a different country, it can escape suppression by our government.

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The answer to our energy prayers.

On a tip from Air2air.



ACORN May Impose Lifestyle Regulations Under ObamaCare

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:46 AM

Could you imagine a nightmare dystopia where corrupt ACORN troglodytes would be charged with monitoring your lifestyle and dietary habits on behalf of an all-powerful federal Leviathan that officially owns your very body? The statist goblins that wrote the ObamaCare bill sure can. From Fox Nation:

The health care reform bill approved by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) would provide federal grants to state and local governments and a "national network of community-based organizations" to "promote healthy living and reduce disparities" and to monitor people's weight, eating, exercise habits and other individual behaviors that affect health at the community level. The language instituting the program, entitled "Community Transformation Grants," is on pages 382-387 of the bill as posted on the committee's Web site.

Here's the bill. From page 386:

TYPES OF MEASURES. — In carrying out subparagraph (A), the eligible entity shall, with respect to residents in the community, measure —
(i) decreases in weight;
(ii) increases in proper nutrition;
(iii) increases in physical activity;
(iv) decreases in tobacco use prevalence;
(v) other factors using community specific data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey; and
(vi) other factors as determined by the Secretary.

The appallingly corrupt and powerful Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), best known for receiving the largest bribes from Fannie and Freddie before they crashed, confirms that ACORN could be the "eligible entity" that makes sure you are taking good care of the government's property by exercising properly, eating right, and so forth.

If our radical left rulers are able to impose ObamaCare, they will know there is no limit to how far they can go in indulging their totalitarian impulses.

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Coming to your house to tell you how to live.

Hat tip: Belmont Club. On a tip from V the K.



Homosexual Marriage Gets Its Nose in the Tent in North Carolina

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:07 AM

The institutionalization of depravity has taken a step forward in Durham, NC:

The debate over who should be able to wed legally took center stage Monday evening as the Durham City Council passed a resolution supporting same-sex marriage. … Durham council members do not have the authority to change state law, but Monday's resolution was aimed at showing support for same-sex marriages. Chapel Hill and Carrboro have also passed resolutions supporting same-sex marriage.

According to a recent Elon University poll, more than twice as many Tar Heels oppose any legal recognition of homosexual relationships as support full "marriage rights." But the will of the public has very little to do with the liberal agenda. Already we accept as commonplace a level of degeneracy that would have made any normal person sick only a decade ago. Strong stomachs will be required to face the future if progressives have their way.

On a tip from Kel M.



Soon to Be a Relic

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:51 AM

Here's something you won't see in a country with socialized medicine:

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Under free enterprise, the customer is always right. Under socialism, the customer is another mouth to feed. Anyone who has complaints about our healthcare now is invited to wait a few years, until the Dems have taken it over.

Compliments of Lyle.



Only a Return to Hunting and Gathering Can Stop Global Warming

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:52 AM

It turns out that driving dorky Piouses and using toxic curlicue light bulbs won't be enough to save the polar bears from the imaginary menace of global warming. From The Economist:

Imagine a small group of farmers tending a rice paddy some 5,000 years ago in eastern Asia or sowing seeds in a freshly cleared forest in Europe a couple of thousand years before that. It is here, a small group of scientists would have you believe, that humanity launched climate change. Long before the Industrial Revolution — indeed, long before a worldwide revolution in intensive farming, the results of which kept humanity alive — people caused unnatural exhalations of greenhouse gases that had an impact on the world's climate. …although the size of the effect has increased markedly since the industrial revolution, it looks as if humanity has been interfering with the climate since the dawn of civilization.

Thank you, Economist, for confirming that what moonbats object to is civilization. There is still zero evidence that human activity has ever influenced global temperatures, as if warmer weather would somehow be a problem on a planet that tends to be too cold.

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An ancient eco-criminal.

On a tip from SK. Hat tip: Ace of Spades HQ.



Obama Devotes Our Money to Oil Exploration — By Brazil

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:27 AM

The Moonbat Messiah must have had an epiphany: the economy requires energy, and it won't be coming from windmills or pixie dust. Shifting emphasis from the draconian drilling restrictions demanded by antihuman environmental extremists, he is actually underwriting oil exploration with tax money that would normally be devoted to salt marsh harvest mice and payoffs to ACORN.

But wait — the money is going to Petrobras, Brazil's state-owned oil company.

The U.S. Export-Import Bank tells us it has issued a "preliminary commitment" letter to Petrobras in the amount of $2 billion and has discussed with Brazil the possibility of increasing that amount. Ex-Im Bank says it has not decided whether the money will come in the form of a direct loan or loan guarantees. Either way, this corporate foreign aid may strike some readers as odd, given that the U.S. Treasury seems desperate for cash and Petrobras is one of the largest corporations in the Americas.

The massive oil reserves off our east and west coasts will remain untouched, so long as the radical left calls the shots in Washington.

We may have to make do with the windmills and pixie dust after all. But at least we'll have the satisfaction of knowing that Brazil's energy needs will be met.

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On tips from J, Refuter of Liberal Vermin, hiram, BURNING HOT, and Stephana.

Update:

It's starting to make sense: Obama sponsor and puppeteer George Soros has invested heavily in Petrobras.



Socialized Medicine Leaves Woman to Give Birth on Sidewalk

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:04 AM

One advantage of socialized medicine is that it makes healthcare more of an adventure. For example, pregnant women sometimes experience the thrill of having to give birth on the sidewalk:

Mother-of-three Carmen Blake called her midwife to ask for an ambulance when she went into labour unexpectedly with her fourth child.
But the 27-year-old claims she was refused an ambulance and told to walk the 100m from her house in Leicester to the city's nearby Royal Infirmary.
Her daughter Mariah was delivered on a pavement outside the hospital by a passer-by, just before ambulance crews arrived.

British-style healthcare is coming our way soon, compliments of the Democrat Party.

On a tip from J. Hat tip: The Blogprof.



August 18, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:55 PM

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


Slavery Makes Blacks Not Like Nature

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:45 PM

The bitter oppression of slavery continues to this day, by causing blacks not to go to national parks on vacation:

I hope someone is archiving all this stuff, so that we can watch it after the Reign of Political Correctness is finally over and laugh ourselves sick.

On a tip from JC.



Massive Exodus of Seniors From Moonbatty AARP

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:35 PM

Seniors are catching on that the AARP puts left-wing politics well ahead of the interests of its members. The revolt against it continues:

This bloated liberal establishment association has lost 60,000 members in the last 6 weeks, thanks to its tacit support for Comrade Obama's wildly unpopular attempt to seize control of the healthcare industry. You know this story is too big to ignore if even CBS is reporting it.

Infuriated seniors are defecting to the conservative alternative, American Seniors Association. If the Republican Party can once again establish itself as a genuinely conservative alternative, it will benefit from Obamunism in the same way.

Hat tips: Hot Air, The Blog Prof. On tips from weewilly, J, and nancz.



Moonbat Tech: Buy Carbon Indulgences Directly From Trees

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:06 AM

Attention moonbats who buy carbon offsets: Why let exploitative middlemen like Al Gore come between you and the trees you hug? Use the new ATREEM instead:

Designer Nitipak Samsen has designed the Automated Tree-Rental for Emission Encaging Machine (ATREEM), which essentially allows you to purchase carbon credits from a tree. The gadget measures the growth of a tree, translating into how much carbon dioxide the tree has absorbed. The gadget is designed to highlight just how long it takes for our carbon dioxide emissions to be reabsorbed.
The device is more about awareness than being a practical method for charging people for their carbon dioxide emissions. However, the gadget is capable of charging credit cards using its swipe-card interface.

Fools and their money are soon parted. Not even trees can refrain from ripping them off.

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The device offsets the eco-sin of breathing.

On a tip from Air2air.



An LA Twink on the NJ Boardwalk

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:35 AM

It looks like there's something to this psychic stuff. Fortuneteller June Mitchell of Ocean City, NJ was apparently able to divine that this guy is a homosexual:

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The rump ranger above is Jamie Cohen, a visitor from Los Angeles. When a tarot card reading revealed that Mitchell didn't think much of his perverted sexual activities, Cohen stormed out without paying.

Cohen whimpered afterward:

I just wanted to go home to Los Angeles after that. I wanted to crawl up in a ball with my boyfriend and not move.

He took his revenge by demanding that local business owners sign a petition endorsing his repugnant proclivities. But when he presented the petition at City Hall, for some reason no one wanted to touch it.

Hat tip: BelchSpeak.



NPR Sneers at Town Hall Patriots

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:52 AM

Moonbats need to get on the same page. While Geraldo Rivera denounces patriots for wearing Brooks Brothers suits, the elitist weenies at taxpayer-financed NPR sneer at them for working with their hands. From a recent interview:

Mr. KAI WRIGHT (Senior Writer, The Root): We're seeing the manifestations of an anxiety amongst poor and working class white folks about what is my place in a vastly changing culture and a vastly changing economy. …
Host GUY RAZ: It's almost impossible to sort of do an empirical study on, you know, on who is going to the meetings, who is expressing anger. How can you be sure that most or many of the demonstrators are poor or working class?
Mr. WRIGHT: Well, you can't. What we do know, and there has been some reporting on this on where the ideas are coming from. And they do seem to be coming from the militia movement. When you trace some of who the leaders are, particularly amongst the Birthers, they're folks who have a history in the militia movement.
It's pretty clear who they are speaking to. And these protests, to my mind, are speaking to poor and working class whites who are feeling alienated in today's economy and in today's culture.

Lock up your latte, the local Starbucks is under siege by outdated white trash from the militia movement!

Also, since we're not socialists, we must be racists:

RAZ: How much of this - of what is happening now in your view is about the discomfort among a chunk of the American body politic with an African-American president?
Mr. WRIGHT: I think it's more than just an African-American president. I think the African-American president is a wonderful embodiment of the concern. But what it's about is saying to folks who are feeling anxious about their place in the world, okay, you're feeling left out? You're feeling concerned about where you're going to go? Here's a place for you to direct that anger. … We have to start reaching out to these guys that wave the Confederate flag and tote guns and [Howard "Dr. Demento" Dean] got smattered for it.

Being patronized by condescending jackasses like Wright is probably not a way of "reaching out" that many Americans will find endearing.

NPR didn't bother to mention that Wright works for Comrade Obama's close friend, the well-paid professional race-baiter Skip Gates.

If you're wondering what kind of healthcare you will get from Big Government for your sky-high taxes, consider that this is the kind of journalism you get.

On a tip from V the K.



Ban Ki-Moonbat Vies With Al Gore in Hysterical Self-Parody

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:11 AM

As the global warming hoax continues to flounder, the risible Ban Ki-Moonbat desperately ratchets up the rhetoric:

UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned Tuesday of "incalculable" human suffering if the world fails to reach a deal at crucial climate change talks this December.
The United Nations is orchestrating the talks in the Danish capital in hopes of securing an agreement to slash greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming. …
The UN secretary general, who began a visit to his homeland Sunday, warned of catastrophes if the world fails to work out a deal.
Ban said unchecked climate change would intensify drought, floods and other natural disasters and bring water shortages and malnutrition — aggravating tensions and social unrest and even sparking violence.

Ki-Moonbat says there is still time to order up the world government totalitarianism that will avert global catastrophe, "but we must do it now" — preferably before midnight tonight. Operators are standing by.

Meanwhile, back on planet Earth, temperatures continue to trend downward, and all but the most stalwart Kool-Aid–guzzlers have become aware that there is no proven link whatsoever between human CO2 emissions and the climate.

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In a funk because we're all doomed.

On a tip from mega.



Canada's Socialized Medicine Approaches Collapse

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:44 AM

As the Dems dig themselves into a hole by attempting to impose Canadian-style socialized medicine on America, Canadians are trying to dig themselves out of the hole government control of healthcare has left them in.

The incoming president of the Canadian Medical Association says this country's health-care system is sick and doctors need to develop a plan to cure it.
Dr. Anne Doig says patients are getting less than optimal care and she adds that physicians from across the country - who will gather in Saskatoon on Sunday for their annual meeting - recognize that changes must be made.
"We all agree that the system is imploding, we all agree that things are more precarious than perhaps Canadians realize," Doing said in an interview with The Canadian Press. …
"(Canadians) have to understand that the system that we have right now - if it keeps on going without change - is not sustainable," said Doig.

The good news for Canadians is at least they are moving — if far too slowly — in the direction of freedom and efficiency:

The pitch for change at the conference is to start with a presentation from Dr. Robert Ouellet, the current president of the CMA, who has said there's a critical need to make Canada's health-care system patient-centred. … Ouellet has been saying … "that competition should be welcomed, not feared."
In other words, Ouellet believes there could be a role for private health-care delivery within the public system.

Meanwhile, Comrade Obama continues his attempts to impose a type of healthcare system that all informed people know does not work, confirming that this is about expanding government power, not providing healthcare.

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It's about one thing: government control.

On tips from Varla and J.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:37 AM

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On a tip from Rich P.



Burkinis Becoming Mandatory in Britainistan

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:03 AM

Burkinis may be banned in France for health and safety reasons, but not in more Islamoconquest-friendly Britain — and in a country run by liberals, that which is not forbidden is mandatory.

[A]cross the UK municipal pools are holding swimming sessions specifically aimed at Muslims, in some case[s] imposing strict dress codes.

For example,

Croydon council in south London runs separate one-and-a half-hour swimming sessions for Muslim men and women every Saturday and Sunday at Thornton Heath Leisure Centre.
Swimmers were told last week on the centre's website that "during special Muslim sessions male costumes must cover the body from the navel to the knee and females must be covered from the neck to the ankles and wrists".

Ludicrous dress codes apply to non-Muslims too — assuming that Kafirs are even allowed in the pool.

The practice of holding special Muslim swimming sessions has led to non-Muslims being turned away.
David Toube, 39 and his five year old son Harry were last year refused entry to Clissold Leisure Centre, in Hackney, east London, after being told the Sunday morning swimming session was for Muslim men only.

On the bright side, at least their dhimmi rulers are preparing Britons for life under the impending Muslim majority.

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Women are expected to swim dressed like this.

On tips from Scrump, BURNING HOT, and Conservigilant.



We Surround Them in All 50 States

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:29 AM

According to Gallup, conservatives outnumber liberals in all 50 states.

In 2009, 40% percent of respondents in Gallup surveys that have interviewed more than 160,000 Americans have said that they are either "conservative" (31%) or "very conservative" (9%). That is the highest percentage in any year since 2004.
Only 21% have told Gallup they are liberal, including 16% who say they are "liberal" and 5% who say they are "very liberal."
Thirty-five percent of Americans say they are moderate.

Among these moderates, Comrade Obama's numbers have been plummeting.

Despite liberals being outnumbered by conservatives even in Massachusetts and Vermont, Dems have an edge in party affiliation in 30 states. This means there are actually conservatives who still vote for Democrats, which won't be the case for long, considering that the party has gone off the rails on the left.

If the Republicans can stave off squishy moderates like McCain and nominate a conservative candidate, 2012 will be a landslide of Reaganesque proportions.

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From a Tea Party in Yorba Linda, California.

On tips from mega and J.



August 17, 2009

Comrade Obama Puts Forth His Argument for the Healthcare Power Grab

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:39 PM

No one is likely to mistake this joker for the Great Communicator:

Rahm, please get him back on his teleprompter. Other countries might be watching.

On a tip from Greg.



Geraldo Denounces Brooks Brothers Thugs

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:31 PM

It's nice that fair and balanced Fox News is devoted to presenting both sides of the arguments, but employing loony tunes leftist Geraldo Rivera takes it a little too far. Here he is explaining how the same Brooks Brothers-clad roughnecks who stole the election from Al Gore are now robbing him of his precious socialized medicine:

I believe that what happened to healthcare is the same thing that happened to the presidential vote recount in Florida in 2000 when you had all those Brooks Brothers-wearing demonstrators that uh were so uh violent in their impassioned ah ah physical uh uh demonstrations preventing the physical recount of the votes. They, that was the template and now with the first the tea parties and now these town hall meetings, they now have figured out that Democrats have no guts.

No, what we've figured out is that Democrats have no minds. When is Geraldo's contract up, anyway?

Hat tip: The Blogprof.



Dem Rep Eric Massa: I Will Vote Adamantly Against the Interests of My District

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:01 PM

Congresscommie Eric Massa (D-NY) confirms our suspicions by voicing utter disgust for his constituents at the Netroots Nation creepfest in Pittsburgh.

The money quote:

I will vote adamantly against the interests of my district if I actually think what I am doing is going to be helpful [in the cause of advancing socialized medicine].

Massa won in what he contemptuously describes as a "right-wing Republican district" by 2 percentage points. The odds he'll win again if his constituents find out how much he despises them are nil. He won't be the only moonbat washed out of Washington in the 2010 bloodbath.

On tips from AmericanToTheCore, nancz, and Chad.



Yet Another Phony Hate Crime

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:14 PM

Still more pernicious phoniness from the left, as belatedly reported by CNN:

An African-American man has pleaded guilty after being accused of impersonating a white supremacist in a fictitious Facebook account to make death threats against an African-American university student.
Dyron L. Hart, 20, of Poplarville, Mississippi, pleaded guilty Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt to one count of communicating threats in interstate commerce, according to a Department of Justice statement.
Hart admitted creating the fictitious account in November, pretending to be a white supremacist outraged by the election of Barack Obama as the nation's first African-American president, the statement said.
He then transmitted a death threat via Facebook to an African-American student at Nicholls State University in Louisiana, saying he wanted to kill African-Americans because of Obama's election, according to the statement.

This isn't exactly news. Sweetness & Light reported on it last November, drawing on local sources.

At least CNN is trying its hapless best to keep up. But it still doesn't have all the pertinent facts — like these:

Repeatedly using an obscenity and the N-word, the author of the message threatens to kill more than 3,000 black people in a month because of Obama's election and warns the recipient of a pending attack from "a random white man," according to the agent's affidavit.

Good thing Hart isn't a real white racist. Mainstream journalists would have worked themselves into early graves trying to fit 25-hour-a-day coverage of the story into 24-hour days.

On a tip from The MaryHunter.



Patriots Welcome Comrade Obama to Phoenix

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:55 PM

Chairman Zero is in the Valley of the Sun today to exploit veterans at one of his phony dog and pony shows. Moonbattery staff photographer Varla recorded his welcoming committee for posterity.

Patriots gathered at Tom's Tavern at the corner of Washington and 1st Ave to hear from the great J.D. Hayworth and Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ), among others. It was far too crowded to get inside, but those who were too busy blogging to show up early could listen thanks to speakers out on the sidewalk.

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Contributor Troy was on hand with original artwork Moonbattery readers have seen before:

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My own sign was less creative:

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After awhile, some of the patriots headed over to the Phoenix Convention Center, where the spectacle was to be staged. Bused in union thugs and Obamamites yelled mindless slogans from across the intersection. The moonbats are learning; organizers were reportedly giving out hand-made placards, in contrast to the printed-by-the-thousand identical signs that usually make their astroturfing so obvious. But the only signs worth photographing were on the patriot corner.

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Aside from the mob boss, the crowd seemed pretty innocuous for an angry mob. But no doubt any media that covers it will turn the gathering into an orgy of bloodthirsty fiends.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:33 PM

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Compliments of Morris.



Socialized Medicine Customer Service

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:35 AM

This screen capture sums it up:

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Complaints? Talk to the hand.

What are you going to do, switch to the competition?

Compliments of Adrian R.



Newsweek Still Propagandizing Against Reagan

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:22 AM

Which of these four doesn't belong with the others: socialist thug Hugo Chavez, champion of liberty Ronald Reagan, Hezbollah terrorist Hassan Nasrallah, Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev?

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Send your answer to Newsreek, which doesn't have a clue.

On a tip from Logan.



Astroturf Is Cheap But Not Free

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:05 AM

Out of work? No problem, Comrade Obama et al. are hiring. The pay is probably about the same as McDonald's, but you get the added satisfaction of helping to create the impression that Dear Leader has public support for his radical agenda.

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As an added benefit, any taxes you pay will probably come back to you in future paychecks.

On a tip from Heather M.



Rep. Gene Green: ID for Town Halls, Not for Voting

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:47 AM

Incredible: Arrogant Congresscommie Gene Green (D-TX) opposes requiring an ID to vote. This actually makes sense, because the votes of illegal aliens and cheaters who vote multiple times will be for Democrats with few if any exceptions.

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His town hall meetings, on the other hand, do require ID:

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This probably makes sense too, from the point of view of a statist who would like to intimidate constituents who might oppose federal power grabs from showing up at town hall meetings to voice opposition.

What doesn't make sense is why the people of Texas would vote for a clown who so openly despises them. I doubt they'll be repeating the mistake in Green's case.

Hat tip: NewsBusters, on tips from TED and Byron.



Silencing Talk Radio in the Name of Diversity

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:09 AM

The Orwellian Fairness Doctrine is behind us for good; too many realize that stifling political dissent on the airwaves is anything but fair. But that doesn't mean our moonbat rulers have suddenly acquired respect for freedom of speech. As with many of our liberties, the First Amendment will now be attacked under the banner of diversity:

Mark Lloyd, newly appointed Chief Diversity Officer of the Federal Communications Commission, has called for making private broadcasting companies pay licensing fees equal to their total operating costs to allow public broadcasting outlets to spend the same on their operations as the private companies do.

Private companies need to make profits. Therefore they will carry programming people want to hear: Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, etc. In addition to economically breaking the kneecaps of these companies, Lloyd wants to funnel their money into public broadcasting, which is financed coercively and therefore couldn't care less what people want to hear.

Like all liberal bureaucrats, Lloyd is as authoritarian as he is greedy:

"Federal and regional broadcast operations and local stations should be funded at levels commensurate with or above those spending levels at which commercial operations are funded," Lloyd wrote. "This funding should come from license fees charged to commercial broadcasters. Funding should not come from congressional appropriations. Sponsorship should be prohibited at all public broadcasters."

Along with this money, Lloyd would regulate much of the programming on these stations to make sure they focused on "diverse views" and government activities.

"Diverse views" refers to the entire spectrum from left-wing propaganda to more left-wing propaganda. How many El Rushbos has NPR produced?

In addition to "diversity," tyrannical bureaucrats will also use "localism" to stifle speech that undermines their rule.

"Local public broadcasters and regional and national communications operations should be required to encourage and broadcast diverse views and programs," wrote Lloyd. "These programs should include coverage of all local, state and federal government meetings, as well as daily news and public issues programming."

Don't live in South Florida? Then Rush isn't local. You get to listen to the local water board meeting instead.

Lloyd also believes in diversity of ownership, which would mean denying broadcast licenses to Caucasians based on their race.

Once we allow government to become massively too large, it's only a matter of time before the wrong people get behind the wheel and steer our republic over the cliff into totalitarianism. This is happening before our eyes.

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Lloyd wants conservatives silenced in the name of "diversity."

On tips from Puffdaddy and AmericanToTheCore.



August 16, 2009

A Savage Mob

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:32 PM

When left-wing propagandists like David Gregory attempt to portray patriots who speak up at Town Hall meetings as savage mobs, it's as if they don't know what a savage mob looks like. That could be because they are invariably composed of fellow liberals, so Gregory and friends look the other way.

For the MSM's edification, here's a genuine savage mob. Please excuse the language — most progressives suffer from coprolalia.

I wonder how it makes Shep Smith and Geraldo Rivera feel that their fellow moonbats are so hostile to the network they call home.

On a tip from J.



Sick and Tired

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:20 PM

You might want to put some cotton in your ears before pushing Play.

On a tip from Navek.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:17 PM

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On a tip from TED.



Joker Poker With Your Healthcare

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:10 PM

It may look like they're in retreat, but don't be fooled. Total government control of healthcare would be too disastrous for liberals ever to give up on it.

On a tip from AmericanToTheCore.



David Gregory Compares Town Hall Patriots to Timothy McVeigh

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:59 PM

It turns out Dem Rep. Baron Hill isn't the only moonbat unhinged enough to compare citizens who speak out against socialism at Town Hall meetings to terrorists. According to cheesy governmedia propagandist David Gregory, they're cut from the same cloth as Timothy McVeigh:

No doubt Gregory et al. would feel the same way about the Founding Fathers.

I see Tom Daschle has slithered out from under his rock again. If he's too corrupt even to serve in the same cabinet as crooks like Tim Geithner, why isn't he in jail?

Hat tip: The Blogprof.



Tax and Spend

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:37 PM

Even his detractors will have to admit that this Comrade Obama video rocks:

On a tip from AmericanToTheCore.



The Difference Between Legitimate Protesters and a Violent Mob

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:54 PM

A patriot draws the distinction:

The disabled woman who was assaulted by union brownshirts is Kimberly King. She doesn't like bullies and consequently is not a big fan of the Community Organizer in Chief or his tactics. She suffers from nerve damage as a result of a ruptured wire from a spinal implant. The bused-in Obamunist astroturfers deliberately stomped on her foot and then ridiculed her condition. If they have their way, these people will soon be running the healthcare system.

Hat tips: American Power, Gateway Pundit. On a tip from J.



Dem Congresscreep Calls Patriots "Political Terrorists"

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:36 AM

Would you compare raising objections to the federal seizure of the healthcare industry to flying airliners full of innocent people into skyscrapers full of more innocent people? Rep. Baron Hill (D-IN) would:

If southern Indiana doesn't know enough to vote this baron out of the castle in 2010, America truly is going to hell in a handbasket.

Via The Blogprof.



Read the Bill, Sphincter

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:25 AM

Our moonbat rulers don't even know some of the basic provisions of the draconian laws they want to ram down our throats, as demonstrated by the ever-despicable Benedict Arlen Specter:

On a tip from J.



H.R. 45: First Step Toward Gun Confiscation

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:19 AM

Given the nature and objectives of the Obama regime, it is inevitable that attempts will be made to do to the Second Amendment what FDR did to the Tenth: effectively repeal it. Without confiscating our guns, Big Government will soon reach a point where it can no longer expand at the expense of our liberties without encountering meaningful resistance. The first step by our moonbat rulers is H.R. 45., as NAGR's Dudley Brown explains:

The petition and flier he mentions are available here.

On a tip from SK.



August 15, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:11 AM

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Via the excellent iOwnTheWorld.com, on a tip from TED.



Obamunist Astroturfers Shown the Door

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:07 AM

The tradition of running scoundrels out of town on a rail has regrettably lapsed, but this comes close — patriots heckle socialist astroturfers as they retreat on their buses with their tails between their legs:

On a tip from Ruth P.



How We Know Obama Is Doing a Good Job

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:00 AM

Trying to reason with Obamunists is a waste of time, but that doesn't mean it can't be entertaining to hand them some rope and watch them string themselves up. Here an Obamamite explains to Michael Savage why our presidential punk is doing a good job:

On a tip from Michael S.



Nancy Pelosi, Ex-Fan of Disruptors

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:43 AM

Not long ago, Nasty Pelousy was tickled pink when constituents disrupted her speeches:

Now that moonbats have total control of the system, and constituents are putting up resistance to socialism, disruptors are less welcome.

Don't accuse Granny Botox of inconsistency. She is always 100% opposed to America's best interests. Who could be more consistent?

On tips from nancz, Bill, and BURNING HOT.



August 14, 2009

Cast Your Vote

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:49 AM

An AT&T/Yahoo poll asks the simple question:

The president's progress with the battered economy has been both praised and criticized. How well are his efforts measuring up with you?

Comrade Obama is given a subtle assist, in that the possible answers start with two positive choices, and include only one negative. But it will take more than subtle assists to keep this Titanic from finding its way to the bottom of the sea. The results after 2.5 million votes:

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On a tip from Byron.



Intelligence Gathering at Today's DHS

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:36 AM

People blamed 9/11 on an intelligence failure. But with Crappy Nappy Napolitano (aka Uncle Mort) running the Department of Homeland Security, the problem has been resolved. For example, in compiling her report on the security menace posed by those who don't share her left-wing politics, she demonstrated great creativity in exploiting new sources of information:

[R]emember that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) "report" warning of the danger of domestic terrorist attacks by right-wing extremists? With only a few exceptions, major mainstream media outlets uncritically repeated the report's assertions, which were allegedly based on credible intelligence from official sources.
It was left to a conservative non-profit, Americans for Limited Government (ALG), to file a Freedom of Information Act request for the documentation used by DHS to prepare the report. And guess what ALG found? Instead of intelligence reports, DHS used unverified allegations and speculations it found on the internet.
DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano's researchers liked one particularly apocalyptic web site so much that they cited it 11 times in their report. This site - called "What It Means" - often warns that the world is about to end, as with this recent headline: "Death Star Pandemic of 2009-2012: End of Age Begins."

Here's the link.

The age that ends during 2009-2012 may be the Age of Moonbattery, as Obama and his gang of Marxist fools cure the country of all tolerance for liberalism.

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Uncle Mort definitely needs to gather some intelligence.

On tips from Gregory of Yardale and TED.



Abortion Mills Already Scamming Socialized Medicine

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:05 AM

Here's a little foretaste of the massive fraud in store for us if Dems manage to ram ObamaCare through:

Planned Parenthood of the Inland Northwest required unnecessary office visits by its poorest patients, a practice that led to excessive payments from the taxpayer-financed Medicaid program, according to a recent audit.
The audit also uncovered troubling billing procedures and problems with unauthorized staff prescribing and dispensing birth control pills, said Doug Porter, Washington's Medicaid director. Medicaid covers the medical bills of poor people throughout Eastern Washington and North Idaho.
The issues amounted to excess Medicaid payments to the clinic totaling $629,143. Interest of 1 percent per month will begin accruing Aug. 20 if the clinic fails to repay the state.
Over the three years the audit covered, the clinic collected about $7.7 million from Medicaid.

The baby-killing industry is booming, thanks to your tax dollar. I'm sure the Planned Parenthood folks can't wait until ObamaCare turns a fire hose gushing public money in their direction.

On a tip from J.



Boycott the Boycotters

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:42 AM

Glenn Beck has been too candid about the issues facing our country for there not to be some very powerful people who want to shut him up, as confirmed at MarketWatch:

In what is shaping up to be one of the more effective boycott campaigns in years, advertisers are abandoning the "Glenn Beck" show on Fox News following the host's incendiary comments that President Barack Obama is a "racist" and has a "deep-seated hatred for white people."

The advertisers pulling out of Beck's show include Geico, which is owned by Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway, Progressive Insurance, Sargento Cheese, and Procter & Gamble.

Zillionaire moonbat Warren Buffet was a prominent backer of the Obama campaign. The aptly named Progressive Insurance is owned by Peter Lewis, a George Soros wannabe and member of the elitist, ultra-left Shadow Party that is currently consolidating control of our country.

I doubt many viewers will miss the irritating commercials run by Geico and Progressive.

Get a load of the doublespeak from a Sargento spokeswoman:

"We market our products to people regardless of their political affiliations," she said. "Yet we do not want to be associated with hateful speech used by either liberal or conservative television hosts."

For Obama to rant in his bestselling books about how much he hates Caucasians isn't hateful speech. To point out that, like the fellow militant leftists he's always surrounded himself with, he doesn't like white people — that's hateful speech.

A little background on the engineers of the boycott:

Color of Change is using a 600,000-member electronic mailing list to urge people to sign a petition that is then forwarded to Beck's sponsors. The group was founded in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina disaster to promote "racial progress," said James Rucker, its executive director […who…] "absolutely expects" other advertisers to follow suit and drop out because the wave of defections "raises the stakes for them to stick around."

"Racial progress" is a euphemism for progressives' divide-and-conquer ethnic balkanization strategy.

More background on Color of Change: It was founded by Obama's Green Jobs Czar — who has spent at least $60 billion of our money but has yet to create a single "green job" — self-described communist and "rowdy black nationalist" Van Jones, who has terrorist connections and was arrested for participating in the Rodney King race riots. But no doubt pointing that out is hateful speech.

Beck is a natural starting point because of his outspokenness, but if they succeed in killing his show, they will move on to others, with the ultimate objective of silencing all dissent to Obamunism.

Hat tip: Daily Paul.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:05 AM

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On a tip from TED.



Shamanism: A New Direction for American Healthcare

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:00 AM

It wouldn't be surprising if some of the $trillions vacuumed up by ObamaCare will be directed by our liberal kook rulers to the Dance of the Deer Foundation Center for Shamanic Studies. Shaman Brant Secunda could be the new face of American medicine:

Brant has been working as a shaman and healer for more than 29 years. He has had success helping people with physical and emotional conditions; treating cancer, hepatitis, mental illness, infertility, aneurisms, migraines, heart disease, trauma, and much more.

Where else can you find affordable solutions to such a wide range of ailments, all while avoiding the medical innovation Democrats eschew?

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Affordable healthcare for all.

On a tip from Air2air.



Cliff Notes Version of ObamaCare Bill

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:53 AM

Like Congresscreep John Conyers, most people don't have time to wade through the 1,017-page monstrosity that is the Dems' bid to seize control of the healthcare industry. Fortunately, Reaganite Republican has produced a Cliff Notes version complete with annotation, available in Parts One, Two, and Three.

A quick glance will make clear why our liberal rulers in the governmedia want to distract us from the contents of the bill by demonizing patriots who have the good sense to protest against it at town hall meetings.



Profiles in Countermoonbattery: Charles Augusto Jr.

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:10 AM

Bad as things are getting under Hope & Change, it's still not too late for some heroism:

A 72-year-old Irvington [New York] man turned a 12-gauge shotgun on four armed bandits who tried to hold up his restaurant supply store in Harlem Thursday, killing two and wounding the others, police said.
Charles Augusto Jr. later told police he had bought the weapon 30 years ago following a robbery. Police said he would not be charged. …
The shooting occurred Thursday afternoon at Kaplan Brothers Blue Flame Corp. in a business district on West 125th Street. After the men entered the store, they announced a robbery and pistol-whipped one employee, police said.
From about 20 feet away, Augusto raised the shotgun and fired three blasts, hitting all four suspects, police said. One died outside the front door; afterward, his body could be seen covered with a white sheet.
Another suspect managed to cross the street but collapsed and was later pronounced dead the hospital, police said. Trails of blood led police to the other two, who were arrested and taken to the hospital.

No wonder Democrats want to disarm us. Their constituents can get hurt.

It's a good thing this happened now and not after a few more years of Obama. Augusto would be charged with murder and his business turned over to the surviving dirtbags in the name of social justice.

On a tip from Wiggins.



August 13, 2009

A Warning From the Land That Made Socialized Medicine Infamous

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:02 PM

British MEP Daniel Hannan's first-hand experience sheds light on why America's worst internal enemies are so adamant about ramming through socialized medicine:

Hat tip: Theo Spark, on a tip from JC.



Healthcare Rationing Primer

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:45 PM

Government involvement in healthcare means political priorities will determine which diseases receive resources. The effect is rationed care:

At least there's good news for those with AIDS; as a reward for their typical lifestyle, the government will be shoveling even more money at them at the expense of people with less avoidable diseases.

Hat tip: The Blogprof.



A Master Liar on ObamaCare and Medicare

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:36 PM

Liberals love Obama because of his reflexive leftism, his trendy ethnicity, and his name that reminds them of America's worst external enemies. But he does have one other thing going for him: a capacity for telling brazen lies that makes Bill Clinton look like a choirboy. Here he is on the effect of ObamaCare on Medicare:

You could hook him up to a polygraph, he could tell you that Reverend Wright loves America, and the needle wouldn't even jump.

On a tip from John R.



Dennis Miller on Nasty Pelousy

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:23 PM

Sometimes I get the impression that Dennis Miller isn't that fond of Granny Botox. Last night he let her have it with both barrels on O'Reilly:

I think to be around Pelosi and not call her on what a vapid, insipid, empty-headed, and nasty piece of work she is puts your own karma in compromise.

On a tip from V the K.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:03 AM

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These and many more available at Up Yours Obama. On a tip from Eric.



Debbie Stabenow Can "Feel" Nonexistent Global Warming

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:25 AM

If you don't believe that our Democrat rulers are flaky enough to replace our healthcare with Tibetan singing bowls and trance healing circles, consider this: despite cooling temperatures, Dem Senator Debbie Stabenow claims she can feel global warming.

Michigan just experienced its coldest July on record; global temperatures haven't risen in more than a decade; Great Lakes water levels have resumed their 30-year cyclical rise (contrary to a decade of media scare stories that they were drying up due to global warming), and polls show that climate change doesn't even make a list of Michigan voters' top-ten concerns.
Yet in an interview with the Detroit News Monday, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.) — recently appointed to the Senate Energy Committee — made clear that fighting the climate crisis is her top priority.
"Climate change is very real," she confessed as she embraced cap and trade's massive tax increase on Michigan industry — at the same time claiming, against all the evidence, that it would not lead to an increase in manufacturing costs or energy prices. "Global warming creates volatility. I feel it when I'm flying. The storms are more volatile. We are paying the price in more hurricanes and tornadoes."

Time for this ill-informed kook to update her talking points; hurricane activity has been at a 30-year low.

Dems had better hope they don't get Tax and Charade through the Senate. Deliberately engineering a depression in the name of a discredited hoax won't go over well with the public. ACORN can only manufacture so many votes.

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This is what passes for a Senator these days.

On a tip from V the K.



Barack Hussein Gollum

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:45 AM

If Blue Dog Dems lack faith in ACORN to get them reelected despite the rising tide of public rage, they'll bail out on Comrade Obama's plans to seize control of the healthcare industry, leaving it to crash like ShrillaryCare. But no doubt the powerless Republicans will be held to blame. Chairman Zero will probably sound a lot like Gollum in The Lord of the Rings:

We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious. They stole it from us. Sneaky little Republicans. Wicked, tricksy, false!
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Artwork by Troy Pitlick. On a tip from Torey.



Facebook Fad

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:33 AM

It isn't just roaming bands of mobsters in Georgia who assist Comrade Obama by writing the address of the official presidential snitch site on duct tape covering their mouths. Facebook profile pictures are starting to look like this:

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This one is accompanied by the comment, "Report my unauthorized thoughts and opinions to flag@whitehouse.gov."

Like the Obama as socialist Joker posters, this might just catch on.

On a tip from Tom D.



Comrade Obama's Ongoing Accomplishments

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:18 AM

Chairman Zero hasn't done much for the rest of the economy, but he is stimulating the T-shirt and bumper sticker business. Here's another good one available at Zazzle:

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On a tip from Dr. Bob.



Comrade Obama Loses the Middle

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:54 AM

There is no way any patriot is going to like our Marxist Community Activist in Chief. By the same token, no matter what horrific damage Chairman Zero inflicts on our country, moonbats will continue to revere him; they didn't vote for him despite his communist, anti-Caucasian, anti-American background and attitudes, but because of them. The battleground is in the middle — which is where the Moonbat Messiah is losing big.

Check out the beating he is taking among independents even in liberal New Jersey in a poll from Quinnipiac University:

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A 19-point drop in one month qualifies as a nose dive.

The leftists running the media got Comrade Obama up on his pedestal, but they won't be able to keep him there.

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The higher they're hyped, the harder they fall.

On a tip from J.



No Burquinis in French Swimming Pools

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:31 AM

Burquinis may be the height of Muslim fashion, but don't try wearing them to public pools in France:

French officials say a Muslim woman wearing a head-to-toe swimsuit has been denied access to a public swimming pool in a town southeast of Paris.
Emerainville Mayor Alain Kelyor said Wednesday the 35-year-old woman was not allowed to swim in the pool wearing a so-called "burquini" covering her body from head to toe.
Officials say the outfit is unhygienic and potentially harmful to other swimmers.
The woman, a convert to Islam, has complained to police that the ban is discriminatory.

After Muslims have achieved demographic dominance in France, complaining to police about discrimination when it becomes illegal not to wear a burquini won't do anyone much good.

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If Islam triumphs, the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue will never be the same.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Trance Healing Circles: A Possible Component of ObamaCare

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:15 AM

Implementing Tom Daschle's strategy of containing medical costs by suppressing innovation won't mean an end to creativity in the healthcare field. On the contrary, low cost ceilings will require the bureaucrats who will replace doctors under ObamaCare to think outside the box. One promising avenue is the Trance Healing Circle:

Trance Healing Circles assist a person in pinpointing, understanding, and releasing confusion, negativity and unhealthy thought patterns and habits. Specially trained healers enter a trance state to work with souls who are deceased but for various reasons do not know that they are dead. These souls are wandering in the place between death and pure consciousness. They need to be assisted to fully cross over with their "lights" or spirit guides.

Sounds affordable, doesn't it? Here's how it works:

We begin with some explanation of the evening and singing some songs together. Then, the Trance Healers magnetize a bowl of water and create the sacred geometry needed to invoke the Web of life Energy in which the healings are done. Then you take a seat in front of the bowl of water, state your name and give permission for the healers to enter your spiritual life. You'll place your hands over the water for the entire length of the healing. Two Trance Healers will then go into a light trance, allowing the two separate souls to use their vocal chords so that the healer conducting the session may speak with them. … At the end of the healing, the spirit is released to go with its lights and can only come back to visit a person in a physical body if accompanied by its lights.

Trance Healing Circles could play a major role in preventive medicine programs — augmented of course by federal micromanagement of our exercise and dietary habits. Trance healing will even create jobs:

If you experience a feeling of sleepiness or spaciness, you may be attuning with the trance healing energy and may want to consider the possibility of training to become a trance healer.

With the possible exception of few puffs on a doobie and a tab or two of LSD, no drugs are involved. Take that, Big Pharmaceuticals!

On a tip from Air2air.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:35 AM

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Via the excellent iOwnTheWorld.com, on a tip from Todd.



Sheila Jackson Lee's Phony Doctor

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:24 AM

Rep Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) doesn't always yap into her cell phone when citizens try to get through to her at town halls meetings. No doubt she listened attentively when a self-identified doctor named Roxanna Mayer voiced her support for socialized medicine. From the Houston Comical:

One supporter, Roxana Mayer, praised the reform plan for overhauling a broken system. "I don't know what there is in the bill that creates such panic," she said. Mayer identified herself as a physician who does not live in Jackson Lee's district.

But…

However, her name does not appear in the database maintained by the Texas Medical Board, which licenses all doctors in Texas. In an e-mail to the Chronicle on Thursday morning, Mayer confirmed she is not a licensed physician. "I have been advised to refrain from making any further statements," she said.

Actually, Roxanne is an aspiring social worker and — although the Comical didn't find this worth mentioning — an Obama delegate.

In short, she's as phony as cute little Julia Hall and the rest of the dog and pony show staged to distract us from the systematic destruction of our country.

Our liberal elite rulers have an Achilles heel: they really do think we're stupid.

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Socialists like Sheila Jackson Lee want to tear down everything we've built.

On tips from SK, KT, and BURNING HOT. Hat tip: The Jawa Report.



August 12, 2009

Dingleberry Compares Town Hall Protesters to KKK

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:32 PM

Our moonbat rulers are pulling out all the stops when it comes to incongruous hyperbole. Here Congresscommie John Dingell (D-MI) compares his constituents to the KKK for not embracing government seizure of the healthcare industry:

If any of these arrogant vermin manage to get elected next year, we'll know ACORN has been put in charge of counting votes.

Hat tip: The Blogprof.



Hell No We Don't Trust You

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:29 PM

Senator Claire "ACORN" McCaskill (D-MO) asks her constituents, "You don't trust me?"

Anyone less arrogant and out of touch would have known the answer without having to invite a crowd to yell it at her.

On a tip from J. Hat tip: Gateway Pundit.



Arrogant Congresscommie David Scott Yells at Constituents

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:11 PM

If you aren't furious yet, watch Rep. David Scott (D-GA) berate his constituents for daring to ask about government seizure of the healthcare industry at a town meeting, via The Foundry:

Scott later took up the talking point that opposing socialized medicine is racist. Then, by some remarkable coincidence, a swastika appeared at his district office. Saul Alinsky sure would be proud of his disciples.

On a tip from Byron.



Leah From Manchester Speaks Out Again

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:42 PM

An interview with Leah from Manchester, who shook up CSPAN with her call to Washington Journal the other day.


The normal people our liberal elite so despises make a lot more sense than any of our socialist rulers in the District of Criminals.

I'll give this to the Moonbat Messiah. He's doing wonders to reawaken our sense of civic responsibility. If America survives this nightmare, it will be all the stronger — and moonbattery all the weaker.

On a tip from Bergbikr.



Sheila Jackson Lee Shows Her Respect for Her Constituents

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:26 PM

Watch hard left congresscommie Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) take a phone call while one of the peasants she so openly despises is asking her a question at a town hall event:

If we let these vermin impose socialized medicine against our clear wishes, who knows what they'll do to us next?

On tips from Frank M, J, and KT.



Mobsters Sighted in Georgia

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:42 AM

The unruly mob below is rumored to be conspiring to take part in a Tea Party in Statesboro, Georgia on September 12. Helpfully, flag@whitehouse.gov is written on the duct tape over their mouths; use this address to report their fishy opinions to our moonbat masters should you encounter these characters.

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Compliments of Heather M.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:19 AM

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On a tip from TED.



Obama Site Attempts to Rally Zombie Hordes

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:55 AM

While the Community Activist in Chief's apparatchiks denounce patriots from one side of their mouths as astroturfers for caring enough about their country's future to protest the lunge toward socialism at town hall meetings, the other side rallies drones to drag their Soros-issued placards to congressional offices. A page at Comrade Obama's Organizing for America:

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The page also offers "a step-by-step guide" to becoming a prop The One's media friends can use to make it look like healthcare seizure has public support. In contrast to Obamabots, patriots don't require instructions.

On a tip from Viking04.



Tweety Deals the Race Card

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:24 AM

The humongous yellow head of Chris "Tweety" Matthews swells ever larger with desperation as his Obamessiah keeps losing altitude. Here's his cartoonish analysis of the Town Hall uprisings:

I think some of the people are upset because we have a black president.

You had to know any resistance to Obama's radical agenda would evoke screams of RACISM from his acolytes. At least when this nightmare is over, we will be inoculated from this invariably phony charge, and liberals will have to search for actual arguments.

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On a tip from Gregory of Yardale.



Transport for the Obama Era

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:40 AM

Even before he took power, Comrade Obama let it be known that he wanted to drive the coal industry — our most efficient source of energy — our of business. Our Dem rulers severely restrict oil drilling and will not let us build new refineries or nuclear plants. If Tax and Charade passes the Senate, massive taxes will be piled upon what little energy we are permitted to generate. As Dear Leader promised, electricity prices will skyrocket.

But so what? Green technology means leaving electricity behind. In the future, we'll travel by the Shweeb human-powered monorail:

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Look at those nasty power lines in the background. We'll be rid of them soon!

Think of the exercise we'll get from all the pedaling. Future Americans will enjoy prime fitness right up to their ObamaCare cutoff age, reducing healthcare costs to a minimum.

Not to worry about CO2 emissions; the glass enclosure traps your breath within.

Yet another advantage is that the rail system prevents citizens from traveling anywhere that planners have decided we don't need to go.

On a tip from Air2air.



Senate Restaurants Offered a Foretaste of ObamaCare

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:09 AM

If the Dems succeed in seizing control of the entire healthcare industry, we can only hope that it's easier to run than restaurants. From last year:

Year after year, decade upon decade, the U.S. Senate's network of restaurants has lost staggering amounts of money — more than $18 million since 1993, according to one report, and an estimated $2 million this year alone, according to another.
The financial condition of the world's most exclusive dining hall and its affiliated Capitol Hill restaurants, cafeterias and coffee shops has become so dire that, without a $250,000 subsidy from taxpayers, the Senate won't make payroll next month.
The embarrassment of the Senate food service struggling like some neighborhood pizza joint has quietly sparked change previously unthinkable for Democrats. Last week, in a late-night voice vote, the Senate agreed to privatize the operation of its food service…

Privatization was a bitter pill for Dems to swallow, given that their core belief is that economic activity should be based on coercion as opposed to voluntary exchange.

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), speaking for the group of senators who opposed privatizing the restaurants, said that "you cannot stand on the Senate floor and condemn the privatization of workers, and then turn around and privatize the workers here in the Senate and leave them out on their own."

But like most everything attempted by bureaucrats, the Senate-run restaurants were a spectacular failure.

All told, they bring in more than $10 million a year in food sales but have turned a profit in just seven of their 44 years in business, according to the GAO.
In a masterful bit of understatement, [Dem Senator Dianne] Feinstein blamed "noticeably subpar" food and service. Foot traffic bears that out. Come lunchtime, many Senate staffers trudge across the Capitol and down into the basement cafeteria on the House side. On Wednesdays, the lines can be 30 or 40 people long. House staffers almost never cross the Capitol to eat in the Senate cafeterias.

That's because the House cafeterias were privatized back in the 1980s.

On tips from ent and J.



The Healing Sounds of ObamaCare

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:51 AM

What will healthcare be like, when it is controlled by the militant flakes who dominate the Democrat Party and the primary objective is to contain cost? Maybe like this video of Maui sound healing:

Tibetan bowls are at the cutting edge of sound healing technology:

The first Tibetan Bowl Sound Healing School (TBSHS) in the country has opened in Encinitas, CA. ( http://www.tibetanbowlschool.com) … TBSHS has been created to provide a criterion of excellence from which clients can measure practitioners skill and assure client safety. The school is dedicated to the research, awareness of and training in the uses of the Tibetan Sacred Sound Instruments as therapeutic and transformational modalities. It offers a Certification Program that insures a high standard of excellence in this modality for aspiring practitioners.

It doesn't matter that socialized medicine dissuades people from becoming doctors. What do you need doctors for when you have Tibetan singing bowls?

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The bowls do heal.

The moonbatification of healthcare means we won't need hospitals either. Instead, the sick can go to more economically efficient institutions like the Sacred Sound Residential Retreat.

Think of the savings when we do away with all those expensive hospital devices, manufactured by greedy corporations who rape the earth in pursuit of profit. Comrade Obama's first choice for Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Daschle is right: we don't want medical innovation, which only raises costs and causes more carbon emissions by keeping people alive.

On tips from Air2air.



Little Girl at Obama's Latest Staged Spectacle Was a Plant

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:48 AM

First I learned there's no Santa Claus, now this: Julia Hall, the little girl who asked Comrade Obama about all the signs that say "mean things" about healthcare nazification, was a plant.

Even the Obamunist Boston Globe admits:

Julia's mother was an early Obama supporter and donor in Massachusetts during the presidential election, so she had previously met First Lady Michelle Obama, the Obama daughters Sasha and Malia, and Vice President Joe Biden.

Julia's mother is Kathleen Manning Hall. Here we see the moonbat mommy with Julia, and with Comrade Obama:

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Not even a planted question gets a straight answer from The One. She asked, "How do kids know what is true?" Dear Leader responded by droning on tediously about the glories of government control.

On tips from Michael S, J, Steve A, and Tony I.



MSNBC: ObamaCare Opponents Are Holocaust Deniers

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:09 AM

Someone had better tuck the propagandists at MSNBC away for naptime before their infantile rhetoric gets any further out of hand. The latest from the fever swamp that spawned Keith Odormann and Tweetie Matthews: opponents of socialized medicine are holocaust deniers and more dangerous than Mad Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Rush Limbaugh and those invoking the Nazi analogy to attack President Barack Obama's effort to reform health care in America are not "insane" as David Brooks pronounced on last Sunday's "Meet the Press." Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin and the rest of the loud-mouthed right wing are, when they even hint at an analogy to the Nazis in talking about Obama's health reform effort, engaged in something far worse than insanity. They are engaged in the vile evil of Holocaust denial.
For some time now, Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has held the title of the world's most dangerous anti-Semite due to his denial that the Holocaust occurred. Limbaugh and his ilk who have been throwing around references to Adolf Hitler, National socialism and Nazi medicine without hesitation have surpassed the danger posed by the Iranian president.

The author then goes on to yell about how awful the Nazis were. Yeah, we know. That's why we don't want people who share their disregard for the value of human life to seize control of our healthcare system.

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On a tip from Logan.



August 11, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:15 PM

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Via The People's Cube, artified by Paul Z.



Meet the Mob

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:09 PM

A look at some of the out-of-control mobsters who have our moonbat rulers so terrified:

On a tip from J.



Disinformation

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:01 PM

Here's some more healthcare disinformation to forward to Comrade Obama's snoops at flag@whitehouse.gov:

On a tip from Ericka.



Why No Intelligent Person Should Appear on MSNBC

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:53 PM

Why would anyone as smart as Peter Schiff volunteer to be badgered and bulldozed by obnoxious Marxist morons like Lawrence O'Donnell?

Schiff is advised to save his breath for Fox News. No one capable of understanding economic freedom is watching MSNBC anyway.

On a tip from Murff.



The Moonbat List

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:38 PM

Countermoonbat pop from The Right Brothers:

On a tip from AmericanToTheCore.



Why the Town Hall Protesters Are Incensed

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:30 PM

Leah from Manchester, NH explains:

Memo to liberal elitists: we know when we're being lied to, and we don't like it.

On tips from AmericanToTheCore and glenwood183. Hat tip: Hot Air.



Perfect Storm of Moonbattery

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:23 PM

A message from Jeff Head:

On a tip from Oiao.



Senior Sacrifice

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:19 PM

Seniors are almost done paying taxes anyway. What do we need them for?

Hat tip: The Blogprof.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:04 AM

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Compliments of Diversity Lane.



A Call From the Fever Swamps

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:58 AM

Here's how a Nutroots blog urges its readers to scuttle out from under the stove to counter patriots at Town Hall meetings:

You've gone to a Town Hall meeting to kindly ask your congressman if you could please get a little help from the government, but AIG's PsyOps labs have used TARP money to send a horde of thoroughly brainwashed Republican zombies to ensure that they keep all the profits from looting America to themselves!!! Set up barricades to protect the meeting, grab your gun and KEEP THE INSURANCE COMPANY'S ZOMBIES OUT BEFORE THEY KILL YOU!!!

Fortunately, not many moonbats own guns, which empower individuals and are therefore politically incorrect.

On a tip from June Lee.



Racism Isn't About Race

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:37 AM

Rather, it's about shoving moonbattery down our throats. This is why the Obama Joker poster craze and opposing ObamaCare are allegedly racist. Now we learn from MSNBC's Carlos Watson that calling socialists "socialists" is the same as using the forbidden N-word.

Partial transcript via NewsBusters:

[I]n some of those town hall meetings including the one that we saw in Missouri recently where there were jokes made about lynching, etc., you start to wonder whether in fact the word socialist is becoming a code word, whether or not socialist is becoming the new N-word…

Speaking of the patriots who protested at that Town Hall meeting in Missouri, one of them was denounced with the N-word while getting severely beaten by union thugs. Mark Steyn weighs in:

Gotta love this "post-racial America": Democrat union heavies can beat up a black guy using racial epithets and leave him in a wheelchair unable to speak — and happily (unlike, say, a black professor being asked for picture ID) it's not "symbolic" of anything at all. Not a Sharpton in sight to speak up for him: Mr. Gladney's only shot at fame is an entry in The Guinness Book of Records under "Least Famous Black Hate-Crime Victim In America."

Imagine this scenario if the union goons were patriots and Gladney were a moonbat. The media coverage would blot out every other story for 6 months. When the smoke cleared, we would learn that Obama had abolished private property.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit. On tips from BURNING HOT and Frank M.



Union Thug Who Beat Up Ken Gladney Is SEIU Director

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:58 AM

It looks like the SEIU goon who hospitalized Tea Partier Ken Gladney isn't your garden variety union thug:

Elston K. McCowan is a former organizer — now the Public Service Director of SEIU Local 2000 — and board member of the Walbridge Community Education Center, and is a Baptist minister, has been a community organizer for more than 23 years, and now, he is running for Mayor of the City of St. Louis under the Green Party.

As a director, McCowan doesn't just beat people up on union orders; he gives the orders. Prosecutors might want to read up on the RICO act.

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Obamunist brownshirt and union bigwig Elston McCowan.

On tips from Tom and Murff. Hat tips: Sweetness & Light, American Thinker.



The Oakley Effect

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:33 AM

The AARP and the AMA aren't the only big associations that lean to the left, as Moonbattery reader Barbara Oakley learned at a recent American Psychological Association conference. Listening to a professor making a mockery of the APA's tax exempt status by reciting simplistic Democrat Party talking points to the highly receptive audience led her to think about how such intelligent people as make up our liberal elite can be so spectacularly wrong:

My theory — call it the "Oakley effect" — is that really smart people often don't know how to accept and react constructively to criticism. … This is because smart people are whizzes at problems that only need one person to figure out. Indeed, people are evaluated from kindergarten through college prep SATs on the basis of such "single solver" problems. If you are often or nearly always right with these kinds of problems, your increased confidence in your own abilities would be accompanied by an inadvertent decrease in your capacity to deal with criticism. After all, your experience would have shown that your critics were usually wrong.
But most large-scale societal issues are not single solver problems. They are so richly complex that no single person can faultlessly teach him or herself all the key concepts, which are often both contradictory and important. Yes, smart people have an advantage in dealing with such problems, because they've got natural brain-power that allows them to hold many factors in mind at once, bringing formidable problem-solving skills to bear. But smart people have a natural disadvantage, too: they're not used to changing their thinking in response to criticism when they get things wrong.
In fact, natural smarties — the intellectual elite — often don't seem to learn the art of soliciting the criticism necessary to grasp the core issues of a complex problem, and then making vital adaptations as a result. Instead, they fall in naturally with people who admire, rather than are critical, of their thinking. This further strengthens their conviction they are right even as it distances them from people of very different backgrounds who grasp very different, but no less crucial aspects of complex problems. That's why the intellectual elite is often branded by those from other groups as out of touch.

Not all of our liberal rulers are highly intelligent — but all of them think they are. The Oakley effect explains why citizens who object to healthcare nazification are dismissed as "mobs." Sure, this is deliberately vicious political propaganda, but no doubt liberals actually believe it. In their wisdom, they have decided that bureaucrats should control healthcare. Therefore anyone who thinks that only the millions of minds constituting the free market can handle something so complex is a slobbering peasant.



Astroturfers? I'll Show You Astroturfers

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:34 AM

The most salient trait of the left is hypocrisy. To paraphrase Ann Coulter, if you want to know what liberals are up to, just listen to what they're accusing you of. The preposterous charge that those who object to Obama's seizure of the healthcare industry are astroturfers sheds light on how blatantly progressives manufacture protest. If you have more time than you do principles, check out the many job listings for professional moonbat placard-wavers.

Nobody is going to pay you to protest against ObamaCare. But considering that patriots have vastly outnumbered leftist drones at Town Hall meetings lately, it looks like most people consider doing the right thing to be its own reward.

Hat tip: American Thinker. On tips from J, Bill, TED, BURNING HOT, and Bunk Strutts.



Public Growing Wise to Global Warming Hoax

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:14 AM

America may not be as stupid a country as sneering liberal elitists like Bill Maher think. Despite a relentless media campaign to ram the global warming hoax down our throats, people are too smart to keep falling for it:

Recent surveys show Americans cooling to global warming, and they're even less keen on environmental policies they believe might raise power bills or imperil jobs. …
"Right now, Americans are more concerned about the economy than the environment," said Frank Newport, editor-in-chief of the Gallup Poll. "The politician who says, 'I'm going to cripple jobs and shut down factories' would be in trouble in this economy."
Here's what Gallup found: The number of Americans who say the media have exaggerated global warming jumped to a record 41 percent in 2009, up from 35 percent a year ago. The most marked increase came among political independents, whose ranks of doubters swelled from 33 percent to 44 percent. Republican doubters grew from 59 percent to 66 percent, while Democratic skeptics stayed at around 20 percent.
What's more, fewer Americans believe the effects of global warming have started to occur: 53 percent see signs of a hotter planet, down from 61 percent in 2008.

These trends will inevitably gather momentum as the climate ignores MSM propaganda and continues to cool. This doesn't bode well for statist plans to use global warming to as a pretext to advance socialism.

In a July Rasmussen poll, 56 percent said they didn't want to pay higher taxes or utility bills to generate clean energy and fight global warming. A January Pew poll placed global warming last among the top 20 priorities Americans have for 2009. Nos. 1 and 2? The economy and jobs.

Meanwhile, Big Government plunges obliviously ahead toward doom — hopefully its own, not ours.

[T]he federal Energy Information Administration released a report Wednesday that tallied up the costs of the American Clean Energy and Security Act, the carbon cap-and-trade bill that passed the House of Representatives in May and goes to the Senate for a vote in the fall. The agency's analysis found that the bill would increase the cost of energy, pare economic output, curb purchasing power and cut $432 billion to $1.9 trillion from the nation's gross domestic product by 2030.

You can fool some of the people some of the time, but after marketing the twin farces of global warming and Barack Obama, it will be awhile before the mainstream media fools anyone again.

On a tip from mega.



Obamunists Terrorize Cerebral Palsy Victim

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:34 AM

There is a price to be paid for questioning The One and his minions on socialized medicine. When Mike Sola demanded at a Town Meeting that Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) tell him where ObamaCare would leave his son with cerebral palsy, police escorted him away. Now Obamunist thugs have been terrorizing his family in the middle of the night.

No doubt Sola deserves to have his family terrorized for being — according to top Dems Nasty Pelousy and Steny Hoyer — "un-American" enough to exercise his right of free speech.

We got Change, all right. America didn't used to be this kind of country. Fortunately there's still time to change back.

On tips from Steve A, KT, Gregory of Yardale, J, and Murff. Hat tips: Gateway Pundit, The Blogprof.



August 10, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:21 PM

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On a tip from AmericanToTheCore.



One Smart Dog

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:15 PM

If only all of the states had been as smart as this dog regarding stimulus treats from Obama, we would stand a better chance of preserving our federalist system:

On a tip from Oiao.



Bureauweenies Shut Down 7-Year-Old's Lemonade Stand

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:07 PM

In the Age of Obama, capitalism must be nipped in the bud:

On a tip from The Blogprof.



Obama Snitch Line Poster Collection

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:55 PM

Dear Leader is always inspiring his people. For example, his call for people with "fishy" opinions about ObamaCare to be reported at flag@whitehouse.gov has inspired some great poster art, including a whole gallery at The People's Cube. A few samples:

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On a tip from Oiao.



CNN Uses Communist to Promote ObamaCare

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:07 AM

Obama's acolytes at CNN have dug up a doctor who advocates ObamaCare. Incidentally, she's also a communist who praises the squalid dictatorship in Cuba, which she thinks we should imitate. Via NewsBusters:

On Thursday, CNN aired a piece of Communist Party propaganda about how Cuba could serve as "a model for health care reform" in the United States, complete with an authoritative sound bite from an American medical expert, identified only as someone "who's lived and worked in Cuba for decades."
But the expert, Gail Reed, is a longtime admirer of the Cuban revolution, married to the Cuban official who served as ambassador to Grenada in the early 1980s when U.S. troops liberated the island from hardline communists who had executed the leftist Prime Minister Maurice Bishop. She's also worked at Granma, Cuba's official communist party newspaper.

Reed has been a commie for decades:

[S]he was profiled in the Miami Herald back in 1983 after she and her husband returned to Cuba after American forces liberated Grenada. She talked about the fear she felt at seeing U.S. Marines surrounding the Cuban embassy, and told the newspaper, "I feel I have a very strong identification with the Cuban revolution."
"When I first came to Cuba in the '70s, I was very impressed with their efforts in building a new kind of society," Reed explained.
According to her bio on the Huffington Post, Reed also worked as a Havana producer for NBC News in the mid-1990s.

That people like this populate the news media goes a long way toward explaining how Obama got elected.

Via The Real Cuba, here's what CNN's model for healthcare reform looks like:

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On tips from V the K and AmericanToTheCore.



NY Times: Babies Are Pollution

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:47 AM

The left is becoming alarmingly candid about its antihuman agenda. From the New York Times, which gives moonbats their marching orders:

Having children is the surest way to send your carbon footprint soaring, according to a new study from statisticians at Oregon State University.
The study found that having a child has an impact that far outweighs that of other energy-saving behaviors.
Take, for example, a hypothetical American woman who switches to a more fuel-efficient car, drives less, recycles, installs more efficient light bulbs, and replaces her refrigerator and windows with energy-saving models. If she had two children, the researchers found, her carbon legacy would eventually rise to nearly 40 times what she had saved by those actions.
"Clearly, the potential savings from reduced reproduction are huge compared to the savings that can be achieved by changes in lifestyle," the report states.

Naturally, if a baby is bad, an American baby is worse:

The impact of children varies dramatically depending on geography: An American woman who has a baby will generate nearly seven times the carbon footprint of that of a Chinese woman who has a child, the study found.

It's tempting to say: By all means, be good liberals and stop reproducing. Except that with liberalism, everything is based on coercion. They want you to stop reproducing. Now consider that the government has been moving aggressively to seize control of healthcare, and that Obama's Science Czar has advocated putting a sterilizing agent in our drinking water.

On a tip from Paul.



New Hampshire's State Motto Qualifies as Fishy Speech

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:40 AM

If you happen to see any New Hampshire license plates on the road, please report them at flag@whitehouse.gov. The state motto "Live Free or Die" qualifies as "fishy":

A Telegraph reader's online criticism of President Barack Obama that invoked New Hampshire's "Live Free or Die" motto had the Nashua man unexpectedly dealing with the Secret Service.
The man, who posted his comments Wednesday under the username NashuaDan, wrote that Obama's events are often orchestrated and that the president's upcoming Town Hall meeting in Portsmouth could be more of the same.
"I hope NH is better than letting this guy off the hook. Let Obama know what 'Live Free or Die' means (hint: it isn't reckless TAXING and SPENDING). Otherwise, Portsmouth will just be another glorified photo-op for the Socialist-in-Chief," he wrote below a news brief announcing the president's Seacoast visit Tuesday.
On Thursday morning, NashuaDan found himself on the phone with a Secret Service agent, explaining that his remarks were only philosophical and not intended to threaten Obama, he said. …
NashuaDan said that by invoking the state motto, he intended only to remind readers of what New Hampshire stands for.
"Small government, limited taxation, and to live our lives without interference," he said. "I didn't think anyone would interpret that as a threat."

On the contrary, nothing could be more threatening to our current rulers. Another commenter boasted with glee about having turned NashuaDan in to the Feds.

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To be revised to: Subsist Quietly or Be Reported.

On a tip from Hope.



Cuba Runs Out of Toilet Paper

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:18 AM

No wonder liberals want to reconstruct our economy using Cuba as a model. No one is going to oppress the polar bears by using too much toilet paper under the Castro Bros.

Cuba, in the grip of a serious economic crisis, is running short of toilet paper and may not get sufficient supplies until the end of the year, officials with state-run companies said on Friday.

Not to worry, bureauweenies have the situation in hand:

"The corporation has taken all the steps so that at the end of the year there will be an important importation of toilet paper," an official with state conglomerate Cimex said on state-run Radio Rebelde.

If they're anything like American communists, they won't mind going half a year without wiping.

Fortunately socialism provides everyone with the real essentials:

Cubans receive a subsidized food ration from the government each month that they say meets their needs for about two weeks.

The communist regime is so desperate to raise production that it has been putting state land back into private hands. Yet America's rulers are pushing full steam ahead in the opposite direction, most recently by trying to impose Cuban-style healthcare.

At least we'll never have Cuba's toilet paper problem, not with the hyperinflation that will inevitably result from Obamanomics. We can just use currency.

On a tip from Tony.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:42 AM

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Via JEFFHEAD.COM, on a tip from Bill.



Paul Krugman Yelps That Opposing ObamaCare Is Racist

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:21 AM

Never mind Kenneth Gladney, the black conservative who was beaten up by Democrat-deployed union thugs for opposing ObamaCare. The NY Slimes' cartoonish Paul Krugman proclaims that resisting healthcare nazification is racist:

For the most part, the protesters appear to be genuinely angry. The question is, what are they angry about?

Power-mad socialists trying to replace their healthcare system with a statist nightmare straight out of Logan's Run? No, guess again:

[T]hey're probably reacting less to what Mr. Obama is doing, or even to what they've heard about what he's doing, than to who he is. … it's a strategy that has played a central role in American politics ever since Richard Nixon realized that he could advance Republican fortunes by appealing to the racial fears of working-class whites.

I could almost pity the poor dumb bastards, left to defend an indefensible ideology while their farcical regime of Hopey Change crumbles around them. When they play their beloved race card on issues that have absolutely nothing to do with race, you know they feel the wall at their backs.

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Krugman: moonbattery as self-parody.

On a tip from Gregory of Yardale.



Democrats Send Out Phony Tearjerker Letters

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:57 AM

Yet another example of the Democrat Party using lies to yank on heartstrings:

An Oakland County [Michigan] Democratic Party official used interns to send falsified letters to Republican county commissioners in order to persuade them to vote for a health care resolution, according to a commissioner who received one of the letters.
Shelley Taub, R-Bloomfield Township, said she received a letter on July 9 from an unidentified woman from West Bloomfield Township who said she felt that she failed as a mother because she couldn't afford health care for her ill son.
"I got this letter and it tore my heart apart," Taub said. "When I read that this woman thought she was a failure as a mother because she couldn't provide health care, I thought, 'My God, I can do that. I know so many people (in health care). I'll get this kid help.' "
Taub and her husband searched for information about the woman, found out that she actually lived in Fraser, so Taub called the home phone number and left a message.
Taub said she received a phone call that night from the mother of the woman who sent the letter who informed Taub that her daughter was not married and is a student at the University of Michigan.
The woman who sent the letter explained to Taub that she had recently finished an internship with the Oakland County Democratic Party in Bingham Farms, Taub said. The woman said she and two other interns were given sample letters and told to modify them, change the return address and send them out, Taub said.

You almost can't blame them for being so fake; without false advertising, who in their right mind would buy what liberals have to sell?

On a tip from V the K. Hat tips: Libertarian Republican, Gateway Pundit.



August 9, 2009

What to Do With Folks Who Are Fishy?

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:44 PM

Once fishy folks have been reported to flag@whitehouse.gov, what to do with them? Comrade Obama might want to take a cue from fellow socialist FDR:

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Compliments of Jackal.



The Blob Attacks

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:31 PM

It would be hard to imagine a better metaphor for Big Government:

On a tip from Greg.



Michele Bachmann Lifts the Veil on ObamaCare

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:26 PM

Rising star Michele Bachmann (R-MN) lays out just how sinister ObamaCare really is:

Allowing our healthcare system to be controlled by people evil enough to slither around in the swamp that produced Obama is not an option.

On a tip from Michael S.



Lou Dobbs Steps on Keith Olbermann

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:16 PM

Lou Dobbs crunches a cockroach under his heel, with an assist from The Great One:

MSNBC has painted itself into a corner by using the indisputably vile Keith Olbermann as its figurehead. When the Moonbat Messiah implodes, MSNBC is going down with him.

Via Olbermann Watch, on a tip from Johnny Dollar.



Connecting the Dots…

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:06 PM

…between the Obama Administration and the SEIU union thugs who used violence in an attempt to intimidate patriots at a town hall meeting outside St. Louis on Thursday:

This is politics as usual in countries run by people like Obama – Venezuela, for example.

On tips from Oiao and J.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:55 PM

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After we push back the ObamaCare scam, compliments of JustAl.



John Dingell Explains Why ObamaCare Doesn't Include Tort Reform

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:48 PM

The Dems would rein in the insane excesses of ambulance-chasing vampires like John Edwards — a major factor in rising healthcare costs — except they just don't have the time, as antediluvian Congresscommie John Dingell (D-MI) explains:

It looks like the folks aren't buying Dingleberry's explanation. The real reason there will be no tort reform is that Democrats are the party of parasites, bought and paid for by trial lawyers.

Dingleberry played off this embarrassing scene by telling his allies in the media that the town hall meeting had been infiltrated by opponents — i.e., citizens who disagree with the policies he's been ramming down their throats. This creature has been around long enough to have witnessed the drafting of the Declaration of Independence, yet the concept of a government that derives its powers from the consent of the governed is beyond his comprehension.

Hat tip: The Blogprof.



Rep. Tom Price Fights Back Against Healthcare Power Grab

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:29 PM

It's tempting to throw out each and every one of them, but not everyone in Congress is a statist thug fundamentally opposed to this country's founding principles. Here Congressman and physician Tom Price (R-GA) lays into the Dems on ObamaCare:

On a tip from Oiao.



Hitler Confronts the Patriot Menace

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:20 PM

It looks like those troublesome Tea Partiers have been getting the better of one of David Axelrod's special assistants:

On a tip from KT.



Our Big Opportunity

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:11 PM

The Obama regime has given us one good thing: an opportunity to see what we're made of.

Our forefathers had what it took to overcome evil. Obama et al. are giving us a chance to prove that we do too.

On a tip from Michael S.



Healthcare Tea Party Protest Signs

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:00 PM

Unlike left-wing protesters, who tend to be issued official protest signs by shadowy George Soros-funded organizations, patriots usually make their own. But that doesn't mean we can't use a little help, given our busy schedules. Here are a few samples from Freedom Keys, which offers a great selection of healthcare nazification protest signs, with full-sized PDFs available for each:

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On a tip from Oiao.



August 8, 2009

Seniors Revolt Against the AARP

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:38 PM

The AARP claims to represent retired Americans. Actually, it represents moonbattery, retired folks be damned. The organization's contempt for its members reached a climax with its support for nationalization of the healthcare industry, which if successful will replace seniors' world best medical care with long waits for pain pills, because Comrade Obama thinks it would be more cost-effective if they just died.

Despite the diet of lies they are fed by the liberal establishment through the MSM, retired Americans are catching on. Watch them take over an AARP town hall meeting in Dallas last Tuesday:

If healthcare nazification is Comrade Obama's Waterloo, it will be the AARP's too.

On tips from Michael S, J, mega, and Bill. Hat tips: Stop the ACLU, Michelle Malkin.



What Patriots Are Up Against

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:12 PM

A sample of the enlightened liberal discourse at Democratic Underground, from a thread entitled "Dissent is no longer the highest form of patriotism":

We have an obligation to silence these teabaggin' assholes. These disruptions are clearly hate crimes. In order for justice and freedom to continue we must crush these assholes and their stinking families - as a warning to other haters.

Crush people's "stinking families" because they are "haters." No doubt this makes perfect sense to a moonbat.

Acquiring total control of the federal government hasn't made progressives any less vicious and vile. On the contrary, it's given their viciousness and vileness an opportunity to grow.

On a tip from Karin.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:56 AM

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Compliments of Heather.



The Experiment Has Failed

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:43 AM

Some nice work from The Obama Experiment:

On a tip from J.



Vicious Mob Attacks Dem Rep Chet Edwards

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:40 AM

Watch a terrifying gang of counterrevolutionaries show the unmitigated gall to ask their Congressman to listen to their grievances:

I thought that if the leftist establishment media could get an unqualified Marxist punk into the White House, it could do anything. But getting people to believe that the patriots protesting healthcare nazification are vicious mobs would be an even more impressive feat.

On a tip from Oiao.



Babs Boxer Denounces Patriots for Dressing Well

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:31 AM

Our Dem rulers are getting increasingly desperate as they search for ways to discredit the popular uprising against their plans to nationalize the healthcare industry. Here Barbara Boxer accuses them of being well dressed:

Everyone knows that real protesters can only be smelly hippies with twigs in their hair or obese slobs in ACORN shirts.

On a tip from Michael S.



Mobsters Sited in Denver

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:53 AM

The frightening mob that refuses to watch passively as socialists seize control of the healthcare industry took to the streets in Denver on Thursday. Looking at the Left put together an excellent photo essay. A few sample pics:

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A handful of Obamunist drones were recruited to counterprotest:

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Nice signs George Soros et al. have been issuing. These are the people whose mouthpieces in the media accuse enraged patriots of astroturfing.

Here some grim Obamazombies attempt to crowd the patriot with the abortion sign out of the picture:

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An Obamunist astroturfer tries to snatch away a patriot's sign:

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Two more Obamunists:

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CCCP is USSR in Cyrillic script. Someone had better tell his kid that Democrats should never be up-front about what they want to Change America into.



August 7, 2009

Mob Gallery

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:26 AM

The Democrat Party characterizes patriots who protest against socialism at town hall meetings as "the mob." So that you'll be able to recognize these dangerous mobsters, Dana Loesch has assembled a gallery. A few examples:

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To sum up, if you're a normal, decent American who loves this country and wants it to stay free, you're the mob. You'd better turn yourself in at Comrade Obama's Snitch Line at once.

On a tip from Michelle.



Find the Nearest Town Hall Meeting

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:01 AM

As Leonardo da Vinci said, "It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end." We're past the beginning now, but it's not too late to resist — although with each passing day it will get harder, as the socialist thugs running the government consolidate their power and hack away at our precious liberty. Don't let union goons deployed by the Democrat Party be the only ones who show up at town hall meetings. Find the one nearest you at The American Conservative Union.

However, in light of recent Democrat tactics, it might not be safe to bring your kids.

On a tip from Bill.



Union Brownshirts Assault Patriots at Town Hall Meetings

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:30 AM

The inevitable violence that accompanies all totalitarian power grabs has begun, with minions of the Community Activist in Chief dispatched to squelch the revolt of normal Americans at town hall meetings.

When Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-MO) faced his constituents in south St. Louis County yesterday, Obamunist goons were on hand to back him up. About 1,000 protesters against healthcare nazification were locked out of the meeting, even as union thugs from the SEIU were allowed inside.

Outside the meeting, six arrests followed assaults on patriots. STLtoday reports:

Kenneth Gladney, 38, a conservative activist from St. Louis, said he was attacked by some of those arrested as he handed out yellow flags with "Don't tread on me" printed on them. He spoke to the Post-Dispatch from the emergency room at St. John's Mercy Medical Center, where he said he was awaiting treatment for injuries to his knee, back, elbow, shoulder and face. Gladney, who is black, said one of his attackers, also a black man, used a racial slur against him before the attack.
"It just seems there's no freedom of speech without being attacked," he said.

Via Gateway Pundit, here's video of the attack and its aftermath:

Union thugs from the SEIU were also deployed at a town hall meeting in Tampa:

Isn't it nice how the Moonbat Messiah united us as promised?

We've seen this movie before, in Germany in the 1930s. Obamunism is about to get very ugly.

On tips from AmericanToTheCore, Cheetah, V the K, Mark, Tony, and Chad.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:14 AM

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Compliments of Henry.



Those Who Don't Learn From History…

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:02 AM

I hope they didn't throw away all that propaganda churned out by the Nazis. Now that America is run by similar people, we could translate it into English and save Healthcare Nazification Propaganda Czarina Linda Douglass a lot of time. She might start with this:

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The translation has already been done:

60000 Reichmarks
this is what this person suffering from hereditary defects costs the Community of Germans during his lifetime
Fellow Citizen, that is your money, too
Read '[A] New People'
The monthly magazines of the Office for Race Politics of the NSDAP

The Science Czar would undoubtedly give this one two thumbs up.

On tips from Conservigilant and Jim.



Science Czar John Holdren's Eugenicist Idol Harrison Brown

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:10 AM

Revelations just keep coming regarding Comrade Obama's Science Czar John Holdren. First we learned that he's an ecofascist opposed to free markets; then that he wanted to put sterilants in our drinking water; next that he doesn't regard babies as human until after they've been socialized. Now we discover that his role model is eugenicist Harrison Brown:

John Holdren, the Science Czar of the United States, has long expressed an intense admiration — one that bordered on hero-worship — of a man named Harrison Brown, a respected scientist from an earlier generation who spent his later years writing about overpopulation and ecological destruction. In fact, as Holdren has pointed out several times (including very recently), it was Harrison Brown's most famous book, The Challenge of Man's Future, which transformed the young Holdren's personal philosophy and which inspired him to later embark on a career in science and population policy which in many ways mirrored that of his idol Brown.
Holdren's regard for Brown was so high that in 1986 he edited and co-wrote an homage to Brown entitled Earth and the Human Future: Essays in Honor of Harrison Brown, in which Holdren showers Brown with accolades and unrestrained applause.

Like the famous progressives Margaret Sanger (founder of Planned Parenthood) and Adolf Hitler (murderer of 6 million Jews), Brown was a big proponent of eugenics. He called for "sterilizing the feeble-minded" and others regarded by the State as "unfit," so that undesirables could be "pruned from society." Brown's totalitarian worldview is the basis of Holdren's.

Quoting Holdren, from Earth and the Human Future: Essays in Honor of Harrison Brown:

Harrison Brown's most remarkable book, The Challenge of Man's Future, was published more than three decades ago. By the time I read it as a high school student a few years later, the book had been widely acclaimed. … The Challenge of Man's Future pulled these interests together for me in a way that transformed my thinking about the world and about the sort of career I wanted to pursue. I have always suspected that I am not the only member of my generation whose aspirations and subsequent career were changed by this book of Harrison Brown's. … As a demonstration of the power of (and necessity for) an interdisciplinary approach to global problems, the book was a tour de force. … Thirty years after Harrison Brown elaborated these positions, it remains difficult to improve on them as a coherent depiction of the perils and challenges we face. Brown's accomplishment in writing The Challenge of Man's Future, of course, was not simply the construction of this sweeping schema for understanding the human predicament; more remarkable was (and is) the combination of logic, thoroughness, clarity, and force with which he marshalled data and argumentation on every element of the problem and on their interconnections. It is a book, in short, that should have reshaped permanently the perceptions of all serious analysts.

Here's his idol Harrison Brown, from The Challenge of Man's Future:

The feeble-minded, the morons, the dull and backward, and the lower-than-average persons in our society are outbreeding the superior ones at the present time. … Is there anything that can be done to prevent the long-range degeneration of human stock? Unfortunately, at the present time there is little, other than to prevent breeding in persons who present glaring deficiencies clearly dangerous to society and which are known to be of a hereditary nature. Thus we could sterilize or in other ways discourage the mating of the feeble-minded. We could go further and systematically attempt to prune from society, by prohibiting them from breeding, persons suffering from serious inheritable forms of physical defects, such as congenital deafness, dumbness, blindness, or absence of limbs. … A broad eugenics program would have to be formulated which would aid in the establishment of policies that would encourage able and healthy persons to have several offspring and discourage the unfit from breeding at excessive rates.

Given the terrifying rate at which the current government has been expanding its power, and especially in light of its ongoing full-court press to seize control of the entire healthcare industry, a Science Czar who wants to revive the ideology of the Third Reich ought to jolt even a few liberals out of their Kool-Aid–induced stupor. Zombie has the full story.

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Obama's Science Czar, one scary moonbat.



Woman to Marry Roller Coaster

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:33 AM

Once gay marriage has reduced the concept of holy matrimony to a joke, we'll be in for all sorts of laughs. Already, a woman plans to marry a roller coaster:

Amy Wolfe, a US church organist who claims to have objectum sexuality, a condition that makes sufferers attracted to inanimate objects, plans to marry a magic carpet fairground ride.
This follows a "courtship" of 3,000 rides over ten years with the 80ft gondola ride called 1001 Nachts.
Miss Wolfe, 33, from Pennsylvania, will change her surname to Weber after the manufacturer of the ride she travels 160 miles to visit 10 times per year, according to reports.
"I love him as much as women love their husbands and know we'll be together forever," she said. …
She claims to believe they share a fulfilling physical and spiritual relationship and does not get jealous when other people ride it.
Although she faces discrimination from employers, most of her family and friends have been supportive. "I'm not hurting anyone and I can't help it," she said. "It's a part of who I am."

Discrimination from employers? I don't recall being asked at any job interviews whether I have a sexual fetish for inanimate objects.

If objectum sexuality gains more acceptance, the First Harridan may be in for a divorce. How can she compete with Comrade Obama's true loves, his mirror and his teleprompter?

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The blushing bride rides her groom.

On a tip from Priscilla. Hat tip: Cranmer.



War on Terror Is Officially Over

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:07 AM

Great news — if you're a terrorist: the War on Terror is officially over. I wish I could say the same for terror's war on us.

It's official. The U.S. is no longer engaged in a "war on terrorism." Neither is it fighting "jihadists" or in a "global war."
President Obama's top homeland security and counterterrorism official took all three terms off the table of acceptable words inside the White House during a speech Thursday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank.
"The President does not describe this as a 'war on terrorism,'" said John Brennan, head of the White House homeland security office, who outlined a "new way of seeing" the fight against terrorism. …
Mr. Brennan's speech was aimed at outlining ways in which the Obama administration intends to undermine the "upstream" factors that create an environment in which terrorists are bred.
The president's adviser talked about increasing aid to foreign governments for building up their militaries and social and democratic institutions, but provided few details about how the White House will do that.

Even without the details, the overall picture is clear: our liberal rulers steal our money and give it as protection money to regimes that sponsor terrorists. Elections have consequences, all right.

With the WoT behind us, we can focus on more important issues, like nationalizing the entire economy one sector after another, and running up a deficit so huge that taxes can never be cut again.

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Our Commander in Chief leads the retreat.

On tips from The MaryHunter and nancz.



August 6, 2009

Nancy Pelosi Accuses Town Hall Protesters of Carrying Swastikas

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:11 PM

As if the irony of Democrats — with their ACORN rent-a-mobs, deployments of union goons, and legions of drones financed by George Soros — accusing normal Americans of Astroturfing by protesting government seizure of the healthcare industry weren't rich enough, try this: Nazi Pelousy accuses them of carrying swastikas.

If the protesters favored total government control and a healthcare system devoted to saving resources by letting people die, then you might see them carrying swastikas — or Obama logos.

Possibly Stretch Pelosi really did see a swastika — this one, via Wizbang:

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Trying to characterize patriots as Nazis is quite a stretch, even for Stretch.

It isn't just the liberal media establishment. The entire Democrat Party has jumped the shark.

On tips from Bill, J, Refuter of Liberal Vermin, Smorfia48, and V the K. Hat tips: Gathering of Eagles: NY, The Blogprof.



Media Matters' Two Minute Hate

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:42 PM

See if you can find any hate in this "Two Minutes Hate" video from the lefties at Media Matters:

Didn't see any hate? That's because you were supposed to bring your own. Newsreal explains:

It's not that the people in the video are hateful, it's the people watching the video who are filled with hate. Media Matters must have thought they were being so clever by naming their video series "Two Minutes Hate." But apparently whoever decided on it never actually read George Orwell's 1984!

Or maybe they did read it, and are once again using it as an instruction manual. The Two Minutes Hate is intended to whip statist drones into a frenzy of hatred toward people who represent freedom. In Orwell's book, the target of the hate is Emanuel Goldstein. For Media Matters, Rush, Glenn Beck, and Lou Dobbs fulfill the purpose.

On a tip from Oiao.



The Grey Man on Feminism and ObamaCare

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:22 PM

Under ObamaCare, nobody wins (unless you count power-mad bureaucrats who won't have to use it) — not even feminists who voted for Chairman Zero to reward his bloodthirsty enthusiasm for abortion:



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:15 PM

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Obama's Furtive Plans to Search Our Computers and iPods

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:11 PM

It's getting hard to keep up with all of Comrade Obama's various assaults on our privacy and freedom. Any excuse to crush our liberty will do:

On a tip from Bill.



Fed Up With Lies

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:03 PM

Uh oh. "The Mob" is getting unruly again. Watch these patriotic Americans refuse to swallow the hogwash dished up by the lawyerly House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer:

If Hoyer went to a fortune-teller, she would look in her crystal ball and see tar and feathers.

On a tip from Conan.



DNC Portrays Normal Americans as "The Mob"

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:45 PM

If you don't feel insulted yet by our arrogant liberal elite rulers, try watching this DNC ad:

Obamunists' ham-fisted attempts to portray decent, normal Americans as "The Mob" for objecting to what they are trying to do to our country will explode in their glassy-eyed faces. Isoroku Yamamoto's sleeping giant is coming awake again.

On a tip from Steve A.



Chairman Zero Solves More Conflicts

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:09 PM

The Beer Summit farce went so smoothly that Comrade Obama has been applying the technique to a variety of conflicts:

Via Theo Spark, on a tip from JC.



WaPo Overplays the Race Card on Obama Joker Posters

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:04 AM

The Washington Post confirms what we've already heard from the most pathetic of race-baiting Obamunists — the Obama as Socialist Joker poster craze is racist:

…the poster is ultimately a racially charged image. By using the "urban" makeup of the Heath Ledger Joker, instead of the urbane makeup of the Jack Nicholson character, the poster connects Obama to something many of his detractors fear but can't openly discuss. He is black and he is identified with the inner city…
The Joker's makeup in "Dark Knight" — the latest film in a long franchise that dramatizes fear of the urban world — emphasized the wounded nature of the villain, the sense that he was both a product and source of violence. Although Ledger was white, and the Joker is white, this equation of the wounded and the wounding mirrors basic racial typology in America. Urban blacks — the thinking goes — don't just live in dangerous neighborhoods, they carry that danger with them like a virus.…
The charge of socialism is secondary to the basic message that Obama can't be trusted, not because he is a politician, but because he's black.

Likewise, intelligentsia moonbats can't be trusted not because they're propagandists, but because they are full of BS.

The liberal establishment media has officially jumped the shark.

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Critical of the Moonbat Messiah, therefore racist.

On a tip from mega.



Planned Grandparenthood

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:41 AM

Via The People's Cube, on a tip from Tony:

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Compliments of Ruth, inspired by jcebern:

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Why focus only on killing babies? Those who survive Roe v. Wade will grow up to pay taxes; whereas older folks are nothing but a drain on limited government resources. Also, the older people are, the more time they have had to realize that liberalism is a crock.



Abortion Causes Breast Cancer

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:32 AM

Since liberals are such big fans of science, in contrast to us superstitious conservatives, they might be interested in a peer-reviewed study in the World Journal of Surgical Oncology. From the study's conclusion:

…age and induced abortion were found to be significantly associated with increased breast cancer risk…

The babies getting butchered aren't the only casualties of abortion.

On a tip from Martin.



I Knew the ObamaCare Emblem Looked Familiar

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:50 AM

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Given that ObamaCare is all about totalitarian government control and ending the lives of useless eaters, the similarity couldn't be more apt.

On tips from Oiao and Duke.



McGovern and Neal: Two More Congresscommies Pummeled by Constituents

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:43 AM

Democrat Congresscreeps continue to discover that Americans don't much like being sold into socialist slavery:

U.S. Reps. James P. McGovern and Richard E. Neal were heckled and booed after trying to rally support today for President Barack Obama's plan for a comprehensive national health insurance program.
The two Worcester-area Democratic lawmakers were shouted down several times by people attending a packed "town hall" meeting at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
UMass officials threatened several times to end the gathering because of the raucous behavior, which occurred despite a heavy police presence.
At one point, Mr. McGovern was likened by an attendee to Josef Mengele, the Nazi officer who performed experiments on concentration camp survivors.
Despite the generally hostile crowd, the two legislators insisted that a health care overhaul was desperately needed and that changes to the system would financially benefit all.
Most attending the meeting, however, disagreed — charging that the huge price tag for a new health care program would bankrupt the country.
They argued care options also would be limited and that life-sustaining support would be denied to senior citizens…

It's telling that our rulers think they need a "heavy police presence" to face their constituents. They must be having nightmares about the tar and feathers they so richly deserve.

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Good thing they had cops to protect them from this scary-looking mob.

On a tip from J. Hat tip: Gateway Pundit.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:20 AM

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On a tip from TED.



Wearable Carbon Credit Meter

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:11 AM

Here's a gift idea for the moonbat who has everything except a way to measure his neurotic guilt — the Wearable Carbon Credit Meter. From TreeHugger:

[T]he carbon meter would fit on your hand and glows a particular color - green, yellow, orange or red - depending on how well you're using your public transportation allowance. Are you saving more carbon by hopping onto a train for a short ride, or would the hybrid bus have actually had the smaller footprint? The meter would let you know.

Not only does the meter help you track your ecosins, it could help Big Brother track them too:

All the information about how many passengers are taking advantage of the various kinds of transportation would be uploaded to a government database where the data could be analysed and the transportation system greened up ever more.

This technology would also assist our rulers in keeping tabs on what everyone is up to, so that they won't have to rely so much on volunteers turning people in at Obama's Snitch Line. Who says Obamunism squelches innovation?

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The Wearable Carbon Credit Meter "tracks your monthly transportation allowance."

Hat tip: motorcitytimes.com. On tips from The Blogprof and BURNING HOT.



Pavlik Morozov Award

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:51 AM

Obamunists have a penchant for brainwashing children, so here's an idea that might appeal to them: Why not promote the new Healthcare Snitch Line to kids, by offering a special reward if they report their parents for questioning ObamaCare? Our rulers could inspire the pint-sized progressives by granting them a Pavlik Morozov award:

Pavlik Morozov, supposedly killed by "kulak" relatives for denouncing his father to Stalin's secret police (OGPU-NKVD), was adopted as a patron saint by the "Young Pioneers," the Soviet equivalent to the "Boy Scouts." His life exemplified the duty of all good Soviet citizens to become informers, even at the expense of family ties.

A martyr like young Pavlik can serve as an inspiration to all good little Obamunists, who must do their duty by ratting out anyone who doubts Big Government. Several of Pavlik's relatives were martyred too, when they were executed by Stalin's regime — but of course they deserved it for being enemies of the State.

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A Moscow statue of Pavlik Morozov, model statist child.

On a tip from Hope Angel.



Candy Store Closed for Helping Enron Blow Up World Trade Center

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:30 AM

The latest from San Franfreakshow:

There's an unusual sign in the window of the former Nob Hill See's Candies of 1519 Polk Street. Landlord, horse farmer, fountain parker, and "911 Bounty Hunter" John Jenkel explains that the San Francisco candy maker has been evicted due to their contribution to the "Enron-sponsored" 9/11 attacks. The eviction notice places the candy company in a plot involving Warren Buffet.

I'm starting to understand how Nancy Pelosi could get elected to public office.

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Via Laughing Squid, on a tip from Steve.



Free Stickers

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:03 AM

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Click for a PDF designed to be printed on clear Avery Labels. For ink jet printers, the Avery product number is 18660; for laser printers, the Avery product number is 15660. Compliments of Henry.



August 5, 2009

No to Chemo, Yes to Assisted Suicide

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:40 PM

You don't have to go to Canada to get a preview of our impending socialized healthcare dystopia. This is from Oregon:

If the Dems push through their healthcare Nazification plans, Americans will lose their lives.

Hat tip: The Blogprof.



Latest Talking Point: Enraged Citizens Are Tools of Insurance Companies

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:30 PM

The Dems are truly getting desperate. Now they ask us to believe that the many enraged Americans who have demanded at town hall meetings that socialist bureaucrats refrain from destroying our healthcare system are merely paid shills of evil insurance companies.

Senator Dick Vermin (D-IL), the guy who compares American troops to Nazis, issues the official talking point:

We know insurance companies are evil because they interact with their customers on a voluntary basis. Only coercive, involuntary interactions imposed by the government are moral according to liberal ideology.

To be a liberal, you only have to be morally depraved. But to actually believe that all the citizens outraged by Obama's power grabs are part of some conspiracy by insurance companies, you would have to be stark raving out of your mind.

On a tip from KT.



Paul Krugman Pwned on Canada's Socialized Medicine

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:17 PM

Here New York Slimes propagandist Paul Krugman demonstrates how completely liberal elitists live inside a bubble of their own pernicious lies:

Can you imagine being so out of touch with reality that you would expect Canadians to like their socialized healthcare system? Krugman is advised to stay inside the bubble before he loses his intelligentsia credentials by developing the slightest clue as to what is really going on.

On a tip from AmericanToTheCore.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:19 PM

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A peak into the future, on a tip from TED.



Sample Message for Obama's Healthcare Snitch Line

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:06 PM

If you're feeling lonely and would like a visit from the nice folks at the IRS, why not take advantage of Comrade Obama's healthcare snitch line and drop a message to Dear Leader? Here's a good one sent in by The MaryHunter:

Dear President Obama,
With all due respect: I resent the insinuation from your administration and the Democrat congressional leadership that the grass-roots revolt against "ObamaCare" has somehow been manufactured. Please do not be fooled. This outrage is coming directly from the ranks of Real Americans.
Real Americans like me are not rallied by professional "organizers." We seek out information on the truth behind your proposed reforms of our healthcare system.
Real Americans like me will rally and speak out for freedom from a governmental takeover of healthcare, at any town hall meeting, any time we are able. Our brave American forebears fought and died for as much.
Real Americans like me don't need to be hand-picked and/or bussed-in to photo-op press events contrived by government officials or the biased Mainstream Media. We don't have to be coerced by unions or community organizers. Nor do we feel so insecure about our beliefs that we seek out snitches to turn in those who believe differently than we do. We welcome a healthy debate.
Real Americans like me are Patriots who love to exercise our free-speech rights, given to us by God and enshrined in our Constitution. We would rally to the side of government leaders who proposed sensible initiatives we felt were in our Nation's best interest.
Real Americans like me are proof that this outpouring of resentment for your Big Government programs is not "Astroturf" organized nor secretly staged. It is organic. It is sincere. And it is REAL.
To belittle the concerns of Real Americans regarding your progressive agenda is naive at best and will certainly not win popular support from a broad, bipartisan voter base. To attempt to intimidate Real Americans who criticize your initiatives is, quite simply, un-American.
If you cannot successfully argue your case, Mr. President, then we, the Real Americans, will let you and Congress know. We WILL continue to exercise our free speech rights.

Obama et al. picked the wrong country to try to turn into Cuba.



Separated at Birth?

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:56 PM

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No wonder Sir Paul is so enchanted.

Compliments of TED.



Government Confirms: Cap and Trade Would Cripple Economy, Make Unemployment Explode

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:36 AM

This will come as no surprise to anyone with an IQ above a plant's — passage of Obama/Pelosi's Tax & Charade package would drive up unemployment and cripple the economy:

Despite President Obama's prediction that it would create new jobs, the climate change bill passed by the House will mean fewer jobs by 2030 than if Congress did nothing at all, according to the first comprehensive study of the measure by the federal government.
The report by the Energy Department's Energy Information Administration said the bill would lead to small increases in electricity costs for consumers — what Democrats said was an affordable sacrifice for the environmental benefits of lowering greenhouse gas emissions. …
The report said the average cost to a household by 2020 would be $114, though those costs would more than double to $288 by 2030 as the rules on polluters tighten.

Since these figures come from the very bureaucracy that is looting us, multiply by a factor of 10.

For the economy as a whole, immediate energy price spikes would be followed by relative calm as the economy adjusted. But when stricter rules go into effect in 2025 "the rapid increase in energy prices causes the economy to contract," EIA said.

Don't you love how our rulers set these time bombs to go off after they will no longer be in office?

Meanwhile, major league polluters like China, India, and Brazil continue to laugh off the idea of reducing their harmless CO2 emissions. They are trying to grow their economies, whereas our moonbat rulers are openly conspiring to destroy ours.

In addition to throwing hundreds of thousands out of work, Tax & Charade will also increase our dependence on Arab oil, as it has lower carbon content than Canadian oil.

The study predicts that consumer prices will rise by as much as 14% as a result of the bill, but does not explain how the stated goal of controlling global weather will be accomplished.

Many of FDR's policies were also tailor-made to drive up unemployment. I wonder why a statist who exploited the Great Depression to vastly expand government power would want to do that.

On a tip from The MaryHunter.



Congresscritters Help Themselves to More Gulfstreams

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:08 AM

Despite the hundreds of thousands being thrown out of work by Obamanomics, at least there are a few still living high on the hog:

Last year, lawmakers excoriated the CEOs of the Big Three automakers for traveling to Washington, D.C., by private jet to attend a hearing about a possible bailout of their companies.
But apparently Congress is not philosophically averse to private air travel: At the end of July, the House approved nearly $200 million for the Air Force to buy three elite Gulfstream jets for ferrying top government officials and Members of Congress.

Looks like more Obama era "transparency" on display…

Because the Appropriations Committee viewed the additional aircraft as an expansion of an existing Defense Department program, it did not treat the money for two more planes as an earmark, and the legislation does not disclose which Member had requested the additional money.

Socialist bureauweenies will continue to travel in style:

The Gulfstream G550 is a luxury business jet, which the company advertises as featuring long-range flight capacity that "easily links Washington, D.C., with Dubai, London with Singapore and Tokyo with Paris." The company's promotional materials say, "The cabin aboard the G550 combines productivity with exceptional comfort. It features up to four distinct living areas, three temperature zones, a choice of 12 floor plan configurations with seating for up to 18 passengers."

Meanwhile, they are cutting funding for F-22s fighter jets, which have low priority since they are intended to defend the country our rulers are busily looting and destroying.

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The only way to fly — if you're a bureaucrat.

On tips from nancz and Gregory of Yardale.



Obama Joker Bumper Sticker

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:46 AM

Since liberals tend to think in bumper sticker slogans, bumper stickers may be the way to get through to them. Here's an idea for one playing on the increasingly popular Obama the Social Joker theme, compliments of CWKing:

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Brazilians Instructed to Pee in the Shower

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:31 AM

Among the many bizarre notions dear to envirokooks is the belief that water you use in the bathroom disappears forever after it goes down the drain, so that conserving water, even if you live in a swampy place like Brazil, is a matter of saving the planet.

New TV ads are encouraging Brazilians to save water — by urinating in the shower.
Brazilian environmental group SOS Mata Atlantica says the campaign, running on several television stations, uses humour to persuade people to reduce flushes.
The group says if a household avoids one flush a day, it can save up to 4,380 litres (1,157 gallons) of water annually. … Narrated by children's voices, the ad ends with: "Pee in the shower! Save the Atlantic rainforest!"

Brazilian parents have their work cut out for them, trying to potty-train the kids with this stuff on TV.

On a tip from Lyle.



Moonbat McCartney Declares His Love for the First Harridan

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:54 AM

Have a bucket handy — here comes some entertainment news, featuring antediluvian ecohypocrite Paul McCartney, formerly of the wildly successful hippy band The Cockroaches, I mean, The Beatles:

Paul McCartney made no secret of his admiration — or is it adoration? — of Michelle Obama at his Washington-area concert on Saturday night.
The knighted, besotted singer dedicated the love song "Michelle" to the First Lady during his concert at FedEx Field, NBC Washington reported.
"I love you, I love you, I love you. That's all I want to say," he sang. "I need to, I need to, I need to, I need to make you see. Oh, what you mean to me." …
McCartney is a big fan of the Obamas and said before the election that he hoped he could one day sing a certain song to Michelle.

There went breakfast.

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"I love you, I love you," her moonbat admirer croons.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:40 AM

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Via Theo Spark, on a tip from JC.



Obama's Report Card at CNN

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:17 AM

Considering that the propaganda spewed on CNN is well to the left of center, you can assume that most of its audience is as well. Yet look how poorly the Moonbat Messiah is faring in its National Report Card:

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Not a single state or even the District of Criminals — the place that kept electing Marion Barry — gives him better than a C+, despite the frenzied orgy of hype in his favor.

As a result of his ongoing attempt to socialize medicine, his grades on healthcare are even worse than his overall score:

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Yet even now Chairman Zero benefits from the psychological tricks used to get him into office — the politically correct hype, and the subconsciously implanted notion that you are a racist if you don't side with the black guy. But soon his grades will catch up with those of the Democrat-controlled Congress, which earns a uniform D:

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The establishment media — without whose slavish support an inexperienced ultra-leftist with terrorist friends who is on the record as hating white people would never have been a serious candidate — doesn't fare any better:

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Conclusion: Support for Obama and the leftist oligarchy he represents is no deeper than a puddle and evaporating fast.

Cast a vote, and see if you can move your own state toward purple and brown.

On tips from Bill and Murff.



Wreckovery.gov

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:30 AM

This shot taken recently by a Moonbattery reader in Urbana, Illinois has not been photoshopped:

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As with the outbreak of Obama the Socialist Joker posters, we see that real Americans are still out there, with sense of humor and love of liberty intact, and not swallowing the lies the governmedia has been trying to cram down our throats. Messages like this will keep sprouting up as quickly as our socialist rulers can tear them down.



Obama Regime Calls for Healthcare Snitches

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:06 AM

Comrade Obama must be getting desperate; he's letting his totalitarian inclinations show a little too obviously. The official White House website is calling for snitches to turn in websites that reveal the truth about Dear Leader's plans to seize control of the entire healthcare industry.

There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can't keep track of all of them here at the White House, we're asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov.

Healthcare Stalinization Propaganda Czarina Linda Douglass asks us to believe that despite what's clearly written in the bill, ObamaCare will allow free market insurance to survive — as opposed to outlawing it so that we may have a Soviet-style "single payer" system.

Trolls are encouraged to turn in Moonbattery at once for posting this "disinformation":

If the healthcare power grab succeeds, the White House website will soon be calling for snitches to turn in doctors who provide medical care on the black market — which is the only way those of us who aren't government bureaucrats will be able to get it in a timely fashion.

On tips from Karin, NunyaB, Kevin R, Adam, KT, Heather, nancz, Oiao, J, Cristy Li, and Michael S. Hat tip: Stop the ACLU.



August 4, 2009

Enraged Villagers Confront Abortion Queen and Benedict Arlen

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:20 PM

People have had enough. Here's what happened when Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (aka the Abortion Queen) and turncoat Senator Arlen Specter (aka the Sphincter) gathered the nerve to face the public the other day. Notice the reaction when Sphincter mentions ramming through the healthcare seizure fast (sorry about the shaky camera):

Tar and feathers aren't far in the future of the arrogant vermin who have been trying to destroy this country.

On tips from Navek and J.



Constituents Come After Rep. Tim Bishop

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:03 PM

Add Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY) to the list of arrogant Congresscommies whose constituents have had enough:

If the Dems do manage to ram through ObamaCare and/or Tax & Charade, ACORN is going to have its work cut out for it preventing a bloodbath in 2010.

On a tip from nancz.



Constituents Come After Keith Ellison on ObamaCare

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:49 PM

Remember our historic First Muslim Congresscommie, Nation of Islam alumnus Keith Ellison (D-MN)? Here he is pointedly refusing to answer his constituents' questions regarding government seizure of the healthcare industry:

Villagers are taking up their torches and pitchforks, and not a moment too soon.

On a tip from J. Hat tip: Hot Air.



Now We Know

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:10 AM

Seen on US Highway 15-501 near Durham, North Carolina:

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Time for some serious change in the opposite direction.

Compliments of Henry.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:33 AM

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Compliments of Diversity Lane.



Out Comes the Race Card to Counter Obama the Socialist Joker Mania

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:21 AM

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Moonbats don't much like the Obama the Socialist Joker craze. Listen to them screech at LA Weekly:

A new poster depicting President Obama as a version of Heath Ledger's Joker character in The Dark Knight has appeared in Los Angeles, according to rightwing sources. … The poster, which bears a very superficial resemblance to Shepard Fairey's famous Obama Hope illustration, has been pasted on freeway supports and other public surfaces. It has a bit of everything to appeal to the drunk tank of California conservatism: Obama is in white face, his mouth (like Ledger's Joker's) has been grotesquely slit wide open and the word "Socialism" appears below his face. The only thing missing is a noose.

A noose? Oh, I get it: the posters fail to flatter The One; therefore they must be racist.

KTLA reports:

Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson is calling the depiction, politically mean spirited and dangerous.

That's because Obama really is a socialist, and his smash-and-grab looter policies make it obvious that comparisons with a demented criminal are apt. Pictures like these attacking W and Laura Bush weren't called mean-spirited and dangerous, just irrelevant and weird, because they had no validity, especially considering the striking resemblance between Bush and the Joker's nemesis Batman in The Dark Knight:

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Some cartoon commentary on the preposterous race angle, compliments of Jim Treacher:

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On tips from Gregory of Yardale, J, Oiao, and Karin. Hat tip: Conventional Folly.



It's Expensive to Be Queen

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:55 AM

Serving as First Harridan must be a big job. Canada Free Press gives an idea of how much of our money Michelle Obama has to spend just to staff herself:

1.$172,2000 - Sher, Susan (CHIEF OF STAFF)
2.$140,000 - Frye, Jocelyn C. (DEPUTY ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR OF POLICY AND PROJECTS FOR THE FIRST LADY)
3.$113,000 - Rogers, Desiree G. (SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND WHITE HOUSE SOCIAL SECRETARY)
4.$102,000 - Johnston, Camille Y. (SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS FOR THE FIRST LADY)
5.Winter, Melissa E. (SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE FIRST LADY)
6.$90,000 - Medina, David S. (DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE FIRST LADY)
7.$84,000 - Lelyveld, Catherine M. (DIRECTOR AND PRESS SECRETARY TO THE FIRST LADY)
8.$75,000 - Starkey, Frances M. (DIRECTOR OF SCHEDULING AND ADVANCE FOR THE FIRST LADY)
9.$70,000 - Sanders, Trooper (DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF POLICY AND PROJECTS FOR THE FIRST LADY)
10.$65,000 - Burnough, Erinn J. (DEPUTY DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY SOCIAL SECRETARY)
11.Reinstein, Joseph B. (DEPUTY DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY SOCIAL SECRETARY)
12.$62,000 - Goodman, Jennifer R. (DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF SCHEDULING AND EVENTS COORDINATOR FOR THE FIRST LADY)
13.$60,000 - Fitts, Alan O. (DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF ADVANCE AND TRIP DIRECTOR FOR THE FIRST LADY)
14.Lewis, Dana M. (SPECIAL ASSISTANT AND PERSONAL AIDE TO THE FIRST LADY)
15.$52,500 - Mustaphi, Semonti M. (ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY TO THE FIRST LADY)
16.$50,000 - Jarvis, Kristen E. (SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR SCHEDULING AND TRAVELING AIDE TO THE FIRST LADY)
17.$45,000 - Lechtenberg, Tyler A. (ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF CORRESPONDENCE FOR THE FIRST LADY)
18.Tubman, Samantha (DEPUTY ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR,SOCIAL OFFICE)
19.$40,000 - Boswell, Joseph J. (EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE FIRST LADY)
20.$36,000 - Armbruster, Sally M. (STAFF ASSISTANT TO THE SOCIAL SECRETARY)
21.Bookey, Natalie (STAFF ASSISTANT)
22.Jackson, Deilia A. (DEPUTY ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF CORRESPONDENCE FOR THE FIRST LADY)

All that money spent, and there's still no one to help her dress herself.

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On tips from TED, Jo, and Chuck. Hat tip: The Right View Wisconsin.



Obamunists Attempt to Crash Merrick Tea Party, Fail

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:11 AM

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Merrick patriots.

Yesterday's Tea Party in Merrick, Long Island featuring Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs was a big success, drawing patriots by the hundreds. Even some Kool-Aid–guzzling drones tried to join in the fun; but as with everything Obamunists attempt, this failed, as reported at Gathering of Eagles: NY:

"Why are you trying to intimidate these people?"
The question took me by surprise as I looked at the guy with the video camera. "Hunh? What people?" I asked. Then I looked around and saw a few dopes wearing Obama/Biden T shirts and holding signs. I had to laugh. "Heh, I didn't even know they were there!"
Later I took some photos of them, or tried to, most held their signs over their faces. Too ashamed, I guess, to have their identities associated with their continued moronic faith in their messiah. Too few, too ignorant and too lobotomized to be a serious opposition. They quickly sidled away after retreating down and across the street from the Patriots.

Soon Obamamites will disappear altogether, creeping back under their rocks to fester in the darkness, as America rises up against what they have tried to do to it. In the meantime, I wish them good luck getting the Obama stickers off the bumpers of their Priuses.

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If moonbats can still believe in The One, they can still believe in global warming.

On a tip from Gregory of Yardale.



Just One More (for Now)

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:38 AM

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By jcarwil, on a tip from Henry.



Wear Your Obama the Socialist Joker Art

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:28 AM

Page after page of T-shirts, bumper stickers, hats, mugs, you name it can be found at Zazzle:

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On tips from B1BBET and Rob Banks.



More Obama the Socialist Joker Art

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:15 AM

I do believe this is catching on. Via Free Republic:

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On a tip from Oiao.



August 3, 2009

ObamaCare's Reception in Texas

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:55 PM

Here's what happened when Dem Congresscommie Lloyd Doggett dared to meet with his constituents regarding government seizure of the healthcare industry the other day:

The silent majority doesn't sound so silent anymore.

dumpdoggett reports from the scene:

Rep Doggett met with constituents outside a grocery store in south Austin regarding the health care bill. Apparently the event was mostly advertised in liberal leaning local publications. He did not bring a megaphone, so hearing what he had to say was difficult. When he started making the move to leave, the crowd erupted chanting "Just say no!" His worker got the car ready to shuttle him away but the crowd surrounded it and it took a while for him to get out of the parking lot. The whole time, the "Just say no!" chant continued. It probably won't matter — from his facial expression, body language, and what was heard to come out of his mouth, he's for the health care bill in its present form and has no openness to change on that.
Mr Doggett did not spend time to get to know the crowd. If he had spent time actually talking to those that were there with an open mind, he would have seen that there was a significant number of Democrats there that do not support the current health care bill.
Please note that I was not chanting. I did not arrive in a bus, and I was not paid to be there. Neither was anyone else that I spoke with. I simply showed up to see what the congressman had to say. His resolve to vote his 'conscience' even if it goes against the desires of his constituents is not at all what our representative government is about.

Showing these arrogant, power-drunk socialists the door in 2010 is exactly what our representative government is about.

On a tip from nancz.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:36 PM

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Compliments of Diversity Lane.



ACORN and the Cloward-Piven Strategy

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:29 PM

To make any sense of what Comrade Obama et al. are doing to this country, we need a little background information on the radical left. Glenn Beck obliges:

Before he became The One, Obama was known as the Senator From ACORN.

Flushing $trillions that we don't have to spare down the toilet during a recession starts to make sense. As Richard Cloward and Frances Piven preached, only when the overloaded system has collapsed, dragging the entire economy down with it, can Soviet-style "social justice" be imposed.

Socialists don't spread the wealth around. They spread poverty around.

On a tip from Oiao.



Brown Shirts in Red Jackets

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:58 PM

Another 193 paid "volunteers" were sworn in in NYC last week. Their mission:

They'll help 57 nonprofit groups find more volunteers and deploy them strategically.

Just because these people probably can't pronounce Sturmabteilung doesn't mean they can't play the part.

On tips from J and Oiao.



Obama as Socialist Joker Meme Gathers Steam

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:44 AM

Compliments of jcebern (click for full size):

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…and from Arcani:

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You can count on Los Angeles to start trends that catch on.



Global Warming Hits Cows

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:09 AM

First it was the polar bears…

polar bear propaganda

…and now the cows:

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Is your heart a stone, that it doesn't bleed for the cows? Only more taxes and regulations can change the weather, make the waters recede, and save our bovine brethren!

On a tip from b1bbet.



Big Government Moves to Control Food Supply

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:54 AM

You know you are living in the early stages of a totalitarian regime when the government moves to take control of the food supply — which is what makes it so alarming that Democrats have used their majority in Congress to push through HR2749, the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

The point of the act is to give the sort of totalitarian powers to the FDA that the EPA has been assuming, allowing it to micromanage small farms, while pandering to the giant agricultural corporations that pour money into bureaucrats' pockets.

Farm Wars reports:

The bill that passed does only two things… it seizes control of food production and supply and then hands it over to big agri-corporations. The remaining content of the bill is a primer on enforcement… meaning all the powers they have granted themselves to prevent you from claiming Constitutional protections, and enabling them to violate your rights on multiple levels… all for food safety of course.
There is NOTHING in this bill that will address, prevent or otherwise affect the safety of food. This was federal encroachment which will be extended to the states with the cooperation of state officials. This bill did nothing but establish a police agency, granting it massive and uncontrolled enforcement capabilities allowing it to make up even more rules to benefit its corporate sponsors, as it moves along.

Students of history will recall that FDR effectively repealed the Tenth Amendment in part so that he could bully farms into submitting to his demented agricultural policies, which involved destroying crops and paying farmers not to plant anything while people were going hungry. They will also recall that Stalin pacified the Soviet population by seizing control of food production, deliberately starving millions in the process.

This unholy alliance of mega-corporations and an all-pervasive government is also familiar. Mussolini called it "fascism," whereas to the north it was known as "national socialism."

More background at Food Freedom.

On tips from AmericanToTheCore.



Britain Installs 1984-Style Monitors in Private Homes

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:33 AM

In case anyone doubts that liberals regard 1984 as an instruction manual, Airstrip One is now installing Telescreens in private homes:

The Children's Secretary set out £400million plans to put 20,000 problem families under 24-hour CCTV super-vision in their own homes.
They will be monitored to ensure that children attend school, go to bed on time and eat proper meals.
Private security guards will also be sent round to carry out home checks…
Around 2,000 families have gone through these Family Intervention Projects so far.
But ministers want to target 20,000 more in the next two years, with each costing between £5,000 and £20,000 — a potential total bill of £400million.

Never mind the expense; the proles have plenty of money, and they don't mind parting with it. Anyone who disagrees is instructed to report to Room 101 at the Ministry of Love at once.

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On a tip from V the K.



The New Yorker Calls for End of States Rights

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:09 AM

Federalism is one of the key bulwarks that have defended America from the totalitarianism we now feel tightening around our necks. So it's no surprise that the snooty statists at The New Yorker would denounce it:

If you came up with a list of obstacles to economic recovery in this country, it would include all the usual suspects — our still weak banking system, falling house prices, overindebted consumers, cautious companies. But here are fifty culprits you might not have thought of: the states. Federalism, often described as one of the great strengths of the American system, has become a serious impediment to reversing the downturn.

States allegedly prevent the beloved (by moonbats) federal government from spending stimulus money efficiently, i.e., in cities, where the moonbats tend to live. Worse yet, they prevent us from getting our power from windmills:

Even more important, federalism is getting in the way of the creation of a "smart" American power grid. This would involve turning the current hodgepodge of regional and state grids into a genuinely national grid, which would detect and respond to problems as they happen, giving users more information about and control over their electricity use, and so on. It could also dramatically reduce our dependence on oil. Wind power could eventually produce as much as twenty per cent of the energy that America consumes. The problem is that the places where most of that wind power can be generated tend to be a long way from the places where most of that power would be consumed. A new grid would enable us to get the power to where it's needed. But since nobody likes power lines running through his property, building the grid would require overriding or placating the states — and the prospects of that aren't great.

Our government is controlled by environmental extremists who won't let us build a nuclear plant or oil refinery, or for the most part even drill our own oil. But if we don't build a new national power grid, it could only be because of that pesky Constitution.

The piece ends on an ominous note:

It's a global economy. It would be helpful to have a genuinely national government.

If it's a global economy, why settle for an even more heavy-handed national government? Think how efficient our windmills would be under a one-world left-wing dictatorship.

An honest liberal would answer: One step at a time.

On a tip from Rob Banks.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:44 AM

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On a tip from AmericanToTheCore.



Captain Unaware

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:33 AM

Passed along by Lyle:

Barack Obama, through his spokesman, claimed that he was unaware of the tax day tea parties. Granted, the MSM has done a good job in suppressing any sort of coverage ahead of time (and the little coverage they did provide was derisive at best) but how out of touch is the Community Organizer in Chief, really?
This much.
He was unaware that he was attending a church (for 20 years) with a racist pastor who hates America.
He was unaware that he was family friends with, and started his political career in the living room of, a domestic terrorist.
He was unaware that he had invested in two speculative companies backed by some of his top donors right after taking office in 2005.
He was unaware that his own aunt was living in the US illegally.
He was unaware that his own brother lives on pennies a day in a hut in Kenya.
He was unaware of the AIG bonuses that he and his administration approved and signed into a bill.
He was unaware that the man he nominated to be his Secretary of Commerce was under investigation in a bribery scandal.
He was unaware that the man he nominated to be his Secretary of Health and Human Services was a tax cheat.
He was unaware that the man he nominated to be his Secretary of the Treasury was a tax cheat.
He was unaware that the man he nominated to be the U.S. Trade Representative was a tax cheat.
He was unaware that the woman he nominated to be his Chief Performance Officer was a tax cheat.
He was unaware that the man he nominated to be #2 at the Environmental Protection Agency was under investigation for mismanaging $25 million in EPA grants.
He was unaware that his own private plane (Air Force One) flew over New York "very low" just to take pictures along with the Statue of Liberty, which cost the tax payers $328,000.
There are people in comas that are more aware of world affairs than this guy.

Who knows what else Chairman Zero is "unaware" of, that his enablers in the media have been making sure we really are unaware of?

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Sgt. Schultz was among the many socialists who influenced Obama.



Science Czar Wants Us Sued by Trees

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:09 AM

Just how crazy do you have to be to make Science Czar in the Obamination Administration? We already know that John Holdren wanted to put a sterilizing agent in our drinking water, and that he doesn't regard children as human until they have been socialized. He also wants to "dedevelop" the United States, reducing it to a Third World hellhole. Now we learn that he wants us to be sued by trees:

Giving "natural objects" — like trees — standing to sue in a court of law would have a "most salubrious" effect on the environment, Holdren wrote the 1970s.
"One change in (legal) notions that would have a most salubrious effect on the quality of the environment has been proposed by law professor Christopher D. Stone in his celebrated monograph, 'Should Trees Have Standing?'" Holdren said in a 1977 book that he co-wrote with Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich.
"In that tightly reasoned essay, Stone points out the obvious advantages of giving natural objects standing, just as such inanimate objects as corporations, trusts, and ships are now held to have legal rights and duties," Holdren added.

The idea is to save the earth from human civilization.

Stone's article John Holdren "Should Trees Have Standing?" John Holdren which Holdren called a "tightly reasoned essay," was published in the Southern California Law Review in 1972.
In that article, Stone plainly states: "I am quite seriously proposing that we give legal rights to forests, oceans, rivers and other so-called 'natural objects' in the environment — indeed, to the natural environment as a whole."
Stone admits in the article that it may seem improbable to give legal rights to nonhuman objects, but likened it to finally giving rights to black Americans.

The Latin term for this well-worn liberal argument is reductio ad oppressednegroesum.

As with most moonbattery, the only ones to benefit besides petty tyrant bureaucrats are lawyers. Mary Munson of the Center for Earth Jurisprudence confirms that trees are unlikely to file suits on their own initiative, so lawyers will have to do it on their behalf.

If civilization is going to be sued to death by trees, it's nice to know that at least lawyers will profit.

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Powerful and insane.

Hat tip: Dakota Voice. On a tip from The MaryHunter.



Job Opportunities in the Era of Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:28 AM

With the Moonbat Messiah in charge, everything is unsettling — even job listings:

Corrections Officer — Internment/Resettlement Specialist
Army National Guard
Location: Multiple locations
Internment specialist
United States Army National Guard
Location: United States
Corrections Officer Internment/Resettlement Specialist
City: Tampa
State: Florida
Company Name: Army National Guard
Corrections Officer — Internment/Resettlement Specialist
Army National Guard — Melbourne, FL
Corrections Officer Internment/Resettlement Specialist
City: Tallahassee
State: Florida
Company Name: Army National Guard
Corrections Officer Internment/Resettlement Specialist
City: New Haven
State: Connecticut
Company Name: Army National Guard

Maybe Chairman Zero is creating jobs after all.

Obama's political career was launched at the home of Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, terrorist leaders of the Weather Underground. Larry Grathwol infiltrated the group as an underground law enforcement agent and reports the following:

I brought up the subject of what's going to happen after we take over the government. We become responsible then for administrating 250 million people … and there was no answers. No one had given any thought to economics. How are you going to clothe and feed these people? The only thing that I could get was that they expected that the Cubans, and the North Vietnamese and the Chinese and the Russians would all want to occupy different portions of the United States. They also believed that their immediate responsibility would be to protect against what they called the counter-revolution. They felt that this counter-revolution could best be guarded against by creating and establishing re-education centers in the Southwest, where we would take all of the people who needed to be re-educated into the new way of thinking and teach them how things were going to be. I asked, well what is going to happen to those people that we can't re-educate that are die-hard capitalists? The reply was that they would have to be eliminated. When I pursued this further they estimated that they would have to eliminate 25 million people in these re-education centers. When I say eliminate, I mean kill … 25 million people.
I want you to imagine sitting in a room with 25 people, most of which have graduate degrees from Columbia and other well-known educational centers, and hear them figuring out the logistics for the elimination of 25 million people. And they were dead serious.

It happened in Germany, Russia, and China. Are we really sure it can't happen here? As this nightmare unfolds, there may be plenty more career opportunities for internment/resettlement specialists.

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Die-hard capitalists at Sachsenhausen, 1938.

On a tip from JM.



August 2, 2009

The Snickering Spreads

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:59 PM

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Obama the Socialist Joker posters aren't limited to Los Angeles. This one was spotted in Georgia.

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Who knows, these might start popping up all over the place. Thanks to Henry, I know where people can get a high-res image to work with.

On a tip from J.



Milton Friedman's Question, the Obamunists' Answer

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:49 PM

Our current rulers summed up in 2 minutes:

Compliments of Political Abacus.



John Stossel on ObamaCare

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:40 PM

Once again John Stossel gives us a taste of what network television could be like if it wasn't run by moonbats:

If the Dems succeed with their healthcare plans, where will people from other countries with socialized medicine go for emergency treatment? Who will drive medical innovation? The answers are nowhere and no one. If our rulers succeed in destroying our healthcare system for the greater glory of socialism, the entire world will be less healthy for it.

On tips from J and AmericanToTheCore.



Obama Admits: Goal Is Eradication of Private Healthcare Insurance

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:17 PM

Don't take my word for it that the purpose of the Dems' healthcare "reform" is to eliminate private medical insurance, putting each and every one of us at the mercy of a corrupt and inept federal bureaucracy. Here it is straight from the mouth of the Moonbat Messiah (as well as a pair of his unseemly collaborators):

Notice how they can never give you anything straight. Instead of socialized medicine, they say "single-payer healthcare." Instead of admitting that they are in the process of imposing it on all of us, they look us straight in the face and lie. No informed person could imagine that these vermin mean us well.

On tips from Wiggins, AmericanToTheCore, and J.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:30 PM

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Compliments of Reverend Right.



The Snickering Starts

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:19 PM

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Not a bad headshot of our rock star president, even if it doesn't capitalize on the way the sun glints off his chiseled pectorals. The poster above has been blooming in Los Angeles:

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Nobody knows who's responsible, but no doubt Homeland Security is looking into it feverishly.

The higher they're hyped, the harder they fall. Laughingstock status is not far down the road for The One and his glassy-eyed moonbat supporters.

On tips from Oiao, AmericanToTheCore, KT, The MaryHunter, and nancz. Hat tips: NewsBusters, American Thinker.



Not Measuring Up

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:59 PM

AT&T and Yahoo teamed up for a poll asking,

The president's progress with the battered economy has been both praised and criticized. How well are his efforts measuring up with you?

At 1,204,052 votes, here are the results:

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Our "post-racial" president's support among blacks is nearly unanimous. Coincidentally, blacks make up 12% of the population — the same percentage who are enthused about what Chairman Zero has been doing to our country according to this poll, which the Moonbat Messiah can take as a vote of no confidence whatsoever.

Cast your own vote here.

On a tip from TED.



Mark Levin Issues a Battle Cry

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:47 PM

They don't call him the Great One for nothing.

If you haven't read Levin's excellent Liberty and Tyranny yet, buy it now, while it's still legal.

On a tip from JC.



Five-Star Tea Party Ad

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:27 PM

The vermin who have taken over our government aren't the first to underestimate America:

This ad was put together by a high school kid in Alabama. There is hope, despite the Hopey Change.

On a tip from nancz.



Barney Frank Admits: Objective Is Total Government Control of Heathcare

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:13 PM

Here is the corrupt pervert and Fabian socialist Bonnie Fwank, Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, admitting that the objective is absolute government control of the healthcare system. But even in a government totally controlled by Democrats, they can't push it through even under the "single payer" euphemism, because a few Congresscritters don't trust ACORN to defend them from the wrath of voters.

Any healthcare bill passed by our current government is a step toward Soviet-style medicine. It's just a question of how big a step.

On tips from Kevin R and J. Hat tip: Hot Air



More From the Grey Man

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:53 AM

Not even Billy Mays could sell ObamaCare:



August 1, 2009

One Picture Tells the Story

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:55 AM

The preposterous Beer Summit was intended to portray our race-baiting president as a racial healer, and reduce typical white cop James Crowley to a hapless prop. But DC politics is no game for amateurs, as the O'Bigot Administration demonstrated by publishing this photo of the farce:

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Here we see Crowley, once again the classy and dutiful public servant, helping the racist jackass who insulted his mother down the stairs, while Chairman Zero presses forward, oblivious to his friend's physical difficulties.

American Thinker sees this as a metaphor for ObamaCare:

The elderly are left in the back, with only the kindness of the Crowleys of the world, the stand up guys, to depend on. The government has other priorities.

Not exactly the propaganda coup Obama and friends had in mind.

On tips from Conan, TW, Bergbikr, nancz, V the K, and KT.



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