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October 31, 2009

A Barack HUSSEIN Obama Halloween

Posted by The MaryHunter at 8:45 PM

Note: Middle name in all caps, with the noblest of intentions.

Bela Lugosi hat tip to Czarface.



California "Temporarily" Confiscates More Income From Working Families

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:46 PM

The Moonbat-Run State of California has figured out a way to help itself to more of the taxpayers money without technically raising taxes. The LA Times explains.

Starting Sunday, cash-strapped California will dig deeper into the pocketbooks of wage earners -- holding back 10% more than it already does in state income taxes just as the biggest shopping season of the year kicks into gear.
Technically, it's not a tax increase, even though it may feel like one when your next paycheck arrives. As part of a bundle of budget patches adopted in the summer, the state is taking more money now in withholding, even though workers' annual tax bills won't change.
Think of it as a forced, interest-free loan: You'll be repaid any extra withholding in April.

Sure, the taxpayers will get it back, or maybe they'll just get an IOU. So, basically, a person who works hard for a living is going to get a pay cut so that welfare benefits to illegal immigrants and the bloated rolls of state employees can go on as usual.



Scary Stuff Open Thread

Posted by The MaryHunter at 3:41 PM

It's All Hallow's Eve Night here on the East Coast (TMH's time zone). Enjoy this, God's Ultimate Jack-O-Lantern, and pass on your creepiest moonbattery stories. Our trick, your treat.

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H1N1 Vaccines for Gitmo Terrorists, But Not For America's Children

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 2:55 PM

These are the priorities one would expect from an administration headed by a neo-Marxist who was mentored by people who hate America. The Obama Administration has decided that it's more important for terrorists at Guantanamo Bay to get the H1N1 vaccine than the American children those terrorists would love to slaughter.

Even some in the Obamacrat party aren't happy about this. Like Congressman Bart Stupak. (O-MI)

"As long as Americans must wait to receive the vaccine, the detainees in Guantanamo Bay should not be given preferential treatment to receive the H1N1 vaccination," Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) wrote in a letter to Secretary of the Army John McHugh on Friday.

It's not the vaccine that's a big deal, so much. H1N1 is a pretty weak strain, for the most part. Gargling twice a day with salt water is enough to protect most people. But the Obama regime has hyped the H1N1 "Crisis," and it tells us so much about their priorities that they would rather protect terrorists than Americans.



More Progressive Left Politicizing of All Hallow's Eve

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 2:16 PM

I'm keeping my politics out of the holiday. My son's friends and I carved jack o lanterns this afternoon while watching Indiana and Purdue get rolled over (oh well). I've got thirteen candles ready to burn in my foyer. I've got bowls of snack sized candy for little trick or treaters, and full-size bars for bigger ones. (What's left over, I'll take to church tomorrow and give to the kids there.) And, I've got a couple of horror movies for later, one that sounds campy and one that's supposed to be pretty scary.

It's a pretty normal standard Halloween, because it's what normal people do on Halloween, not handing out ObamaCare stickers or creating a Graveyard of Conservatism.

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Hat Tip: NRO/KLO

Think of the effort that went into creating this, and how that effort might have been better spent visiting the elderly or volunteering at a homeless shelter.

Anybody who lets politics infect every aspect of their life to this degree is a few fries short of a Happy Meal... and probably pretty miserable. to boot.

Happy Halloween, Normal People.



Halloween at the Obama Household

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:45 AM

Halloween is as good a day as any to educate kids about the fundamental principles of Obamunism:

On a tip from glenwood183.



Scozzafava Goes Down in Flames

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:40 AM

If Halloween parties are on your agenda tonight, this ought to get you in the mood to celebrate — RINO congressional candidate Dede Scozzafava is calling it quits:

Congratulations, Doug Hoffman. Newt and other representatives of the GOP establishment, please take heed: the "go along to get along" liberalism that gave us John McLame will not do. Run conservatives or suffer the consequences.

Hat tip: American Power.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:26 AM

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Compliments of Diversity Lane.



Happy Halloween

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:21 AM

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Compliments of Jim Lavery.



Halloween Tricks and Treats at The Nothing Store

Posted by The MaryHunter at 6:58 AM

Since The Obamanation is printing more money than anyone could possibly imagine (and anyone can probably imagine quite a lot), The Almighty Dollar is becoming rather Unmighty. So this Halloween, as your coffers are getting low, take a gander at The Nothing Store, check out their wide array of carefully hand-crafted bills and bonds (including the amazing "Quadrillion")... and just print your own.

Pictured is the seasonal favorite:

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If our money is going to be worth nothing anyway, it might as well look good.

Warlock's hat tip to spencer.



October 30, 2009

Defeat Congressman Alan Grayson (Loonbat-FL)

Posted by The MaryHunter at 6:59 PM

A cadre of outraged Floridians "represented" by "sane United States Congressman" Alan Grayson (whom we have featured here and here and here) are out to go ixnay on their least favorite epresentativeray. Quite simply, they're tired of being embarrassed by this twit. Perhaps you could help them.

Visit MyCongressmanIsNuts.com to donate. Sounds like money well spent.

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Obamunists Set Out to Ruin Halloween

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:51 PM

For normal people, Halloween is a chance to escape from politics. Oh, sure, in the context of a politically-oriented blog, we can poke fun at the Obamacrats with some seasonal jests, but we would never use Halloween as an occasion to shove an agenda in people's faces on a night that's supposed to be fun for kids and families.

Chairman Zero's patchouli-reeking brownshirts at Organizing for America are not normal people.

This Halloween, Organizing for America is asking every Alaskan who supports President Obama's Health Reform Plan - whether you live in Sitka, Wasilla, North Pole, or Barrow - to join with other Alaskans in a Healthy Halloween Reverse Canvass! Instead of going door-to-door, simply let the people come to you!
  • Give trick-or-treaters a flier about President Obama's Health Reform Plan and a “Health Reform NOW” sticker.
  • Give them a healthy snack too as a way to remind them about how important health reform is!
  • Let's make sure that this Halloween the only scary things Alaskans encounter are witches, ghosts, and goblins…and not big insurance companies who promise treats and only give you tricks.

If anybody pulls that crap, let's hope some patriots introduce them to a real American Halloween custom for dealing with twits who don't hand out decent candy on Halloween.

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It's OK to TP moonbat's houses, kids. (Hat Tip: Knowledge Is Power)

By the way, The Onion has some costume suggestions that might have saved some of our trolls a lot of childhood grief.



The Monster Mash - Obamanation Style

Posted by The MaryHunter at 4:59 PM

Try JibJab Sendables® eCards today!

On a tip from TED.



Long-Disproven Hockey Stick Infects Climatology Textbook

Posted by The MaryHunter at 11:50 AM

Just when you thought you finally saw the last of that silly, disproven "hockey-stick" model of global warming, it rears it's silly little head again. Two sensible scientists discuss the background of the infamous graph that supposedly portrayed global temperature fluctuations over the last millennium as having been basically flat until the last 100 years, when "Evil Mankind" started that "Evil Industrial Revolution" thing, which has now doomed our planet. Only problem: the hockey stick was a fabrication. And yet, these scientists have found this bit of revisionist history in a new college climatology textbook.

Data gleaned by numerous atmospheric scientists revealed a distinct medieval warm period from roughly 950 to 1250 A.D., which they labeled the Little Climatic Optimum. The scientists also documented a significant cooling period between 1645 and 1715, called the Maunder Minimum because of the apparent lack of sunspots.
Alas, these dramatic events were missing from the hockey-stick graph. How could that be? The investigative work of a couple of dedicated scientists demonstrated how the raw proxy data was analyzed and subjected to questionable statistical manipulation to create the hockey stick.
By 2005, the graph had been exposed as invalid, and it is now disavowed by climate scientists. Even the IPCC stripped the graph from subsequent publications of its organizational reports.
Despite the rejection of this particular piece of tenuous science, the new editorial team tasked with producing the 2010 edition of the particular textbook in question has resurrected the hockey-stick graph. In this newest edition, the hockey-stick graph replaces the original temperature trend graph that remains the field's accepted and verified representation of temperature changes over the past 1,000 years.

To remind:

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The hockey stick vs. reality.

The infamous hockey stick has been known to be a fallacious statistical manipulation for four years. And yet, faced with actual facts, the "academic" climate change alarmists who write our textbooks prefer lies to scientific evidence. The only way to push their agenda is to obscure, confuse, and infuse a new generation of innocents with the ludicrous impression that mankind is to blame for some nonexistent trend toward unending global warming.

Following formation of our dense atmospherre (from, yes, greenhouse gases), for most of the historical global temperature fluctuation, and that ultimate barbecue-esque end of our planet, we have largely the Sun to blame.

More fun facts on global warming myths can be found here.

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Ya want global warming? Here's yer global warming.



Paying for Pelosi's Health Care Bill: Tax after Tax after Tax

Posted by The MaryHunter at 9:42 AM

Courtesy of Americans for Tax Reform, Ed Morrissey has kindly outlined the taxes that are embedded in that monstrosity that Nanny Pelousy wants to ram down the collective throats of America in the form of ObamaCare:

Employer Mandate Excise Tax (Page 275): If an employer does not pay 72.5 percent of a single employee’s health premium (65 percent of a family employee), the employer must pay an excise tax equal to 8 percent of average wages. Small employers (measured by payroll size) have smaller payroll tax rates of 0 percent (<$500,000), 2 percent ($500,000-$585,000), 4 percent ($585,000-$670,000), and 6 percent ($670,000-$750,000).
Individual Mandate Surtax (Page 296): If an individual fails to obtain qualifying coverage, he must pay an income surtax equal to the lesser of 2.5 percent of modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) or the average premium. MAGI adds back in the foreign earned income exclusion and municipal bond interest.
Medicine Cabinet Tax (Page 324)
Cap on FSAs (Page 325)
Increased Additional Tax on Non-Qualified HSA Distributions (Page 326)
Denial of Tax Deduction for Employer Health Plans Coordinating with Medicare Part D (Page 327)
Surtax on Individuals and Small Businesses (Page 336)
Excise Tax on Medical Devices (Page 339)
Corporate 1099-MISC Information Reporting (Page 344)
Delay in Worldwide Allocation of Interest (Page 345)
Limitation on Tax Treaty Benefits for Certain Payments (Page 346)
Codification of the “Economic Substance Doctrine” (Page 349)
Application of “More Likely Than Not” Rule (Page 357)

The biggest lie of Dear Leader Obama and his Democrat minions is, as Morrissey says: "When statist policies get imposed, everyone pays. Everyone."

Are YOU prepared to pay up for doubleplusgood hopeychange?

On a twip from pomalom.



Newt Called on the Carpet

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:58 AM

Newt Gingrich has publicly opposed the impending disaster of Card Check, which would allow Comrade Obama's union cronies to do to every business in America what they did to the auto industry. Yet he endorses outlandishly left-wing New York RINO Dede Scozzafava, who in turn supports Card Check. The National Right to Work Committee isn't taking his duplicity lying down:

In a letter to former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, National Right to Work Committee President Mark Mix has asked the semi-retired politician to rescind his endorsement of New York Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava, the liberal Republican nominee in the special election for New York's 23rd Congressional District.
Support for Scozzafava has faded after grassroots citizens learned of her public support for the job-killing Card Check Forced Unionism Bill (H.1409), but Gingrich threw his weight behind her after organizing a petition and raising money to defeat passage of the toxic legislation she supports.
Passage of "Card Check" would mean workers would no longer be able to vote for or against union boss "representation" through a secret ballot election. Instead, the union bosses would be able to accost and intimidate workers one by one into signing so-called "union authorization cards." If a majority of workers sign these cards, union officials could impose monopoly bargaining, forcing all workers, even those who wish to have no part of the union, to accept union representation. …
Recent polls have shown that 75% of Americans are opposed to legislation that strips workers of the right to a secret ballot in union elections.

Newt needs some help reading the tea leaves if he thinks conservatives will continue dutifully supporting the liberal establishment Republicans who managed to lose both Congress and the White House to a gang of left-wing radicals.

Now if someone would just call him out for pretending to support capitalism while shilling for the socialist Trojan horse known as the global warming hoax…

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If Newt hasn't gone politically deaf, he must have his finger in his ear.

On a tip from Nick C.



Who Should Watch Over Kids, Parents or Bureaucrats?

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:40 AM

Runaway statism continues to lurch into absurdity in Airstrip One, where parents can be prevented from playing with their own children because they have not received the proper credentials from Big Government and therefore might be child molesters:

Parents are being banned from playing with their children in council recreation areas because they have not been vetted by police.
Mothers and fathers are being forced to watch their children from outside perimeter fences because of fears they could be paedophiles.
Watford Council was branded a 'disgrace' yesterday after excluding parents from two fenced-off adventure playgrounds unless they first undergo criminal record checks.
Children as young as five will instead be supervised by council 'play rangers' who have been cleared by the Criminal Records Bureau. …
Parents already have to 'register' their child on arrival so staff have their contact details in the event of an accident. But now only those who have been selected for CRB vetting by the council can enter the sites.

Meanwhile, a story from Lithuania reminds us who is more likely to have children's best interests at heart, their parents or The State:

A dad who shot dead a judge and a senior politician because they molested his three-year old daughter has become a national hero after going on the run in Lithuania.
Horrified Drasius Keyds, 37, gunned down the perverted pair on Monday after police turned a deaf ear to his pleas for justice for his tortured tot.
Now in hiding, Keyds has become a hero on YouTube and Facebook with hundreds of thousands of fans from all over the world pledging support. …
Keyds' nightmare began a year ago when daughter Deimantela told him about a meeting set up by his then fiancee with judge Jonas Furmanavicziusa and the Speaker of Lithuania's parliament, Andrius Us.
The pair allegedly raped and abused the youngster who reported her ordeal to her father.
But a year long campaign for a police investigation failed when detectives told Keyds there was not enough evidence to proceed with a case.

Too bad Keyds didn't check to see if the bigwig bureaucrats were certified "play rangers" before he let them near his daughter.

On tips from mega and Janet.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:21 AM

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Compliments of Diversity Lane.



Horror Movies for the Era of Hope and Change

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:54 AM

Mr. Right at America is an Obamanation has produced some of his Best Photoshop Work Evah! Here's some samples:

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Go to the site, see the rest, LOL, and then show him some love in the comments.



Celebrity Retards of the Day (Not You, Weezer)

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:41 AM

Item Number One:
Celebrity dipwad Sting ... you know, the dude's in his late fifties - with few exceptions, only pilots should still be using nicknames into their late fifties, call him Gordon ... Gordon has come out saying that P. Hussein Obama was "sent from God because the world's a mess." Strangely enough, this is exactly people said about AIDS back in the 1980's. You wanna say "Shutupandsing," then you remember how gawdawful Gordon's post-Police work has been.

Speaking of music, if Weezer's "Pork and Beans" isn't a conservative anthem, it gosh darn well should be.

Item Number Two:

Natalie Portman, who used to be pretty sensible in addition to being smokin' hot, outs herself as a vegan whackjob by equating eating meat with rape.

"(Tolerance of meat-eaters) has more to do with being polite to your tablemates than sticking to your own ideals, would be absurd if applied to any other belief (e.g., I don’t believe in rape, but if it’s what it takes to please my dinner hosts, then so be it).”

Ironically, she also signed the "Free Polanski" petition.

I wonder if she would apply her logic to those who oppose abortion and believe it's murder? Or, are we obligated to keep quiet and polite because animals count more than babies?

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"Thanks for the support, Nat. Here, I brought you somethin'"



Morning Briefs: Stuff You Probably Have Already Read Somewhere Else

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:50 AM

Good Morning Campers and Silly Dingbat Trolls who Think Peeing on Jesus is Funny,

Item Number One: It's legal in Texas for parents to make their kids watch porn? WTF? The law was intended to protect parents who wanted to teach their kids about sex. Think about unintended consequences of silly laws, then think about Granny Rictus Botox and her 1,990 page health care bill.

Item Number Two Officials at the UN recently were duped by a Colonel Sanders impersonator. It was a KFC publicity stunt, and the guy made it all the way the the office of the General Assembly President. Yeah, and these are the guys who are going to monitor the Iranian Nuclear Program.

Item Number Three: The left is at it again, and by "it" I mean the "spreading phony quotes from conservatives" thing they've been into lately. A couple of weeks ago, it was phony quotes about Rush Limbaugh supporting slavery and saying James Earl Ray deserved a medal. Now, they're spreading a phony quote that claims Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia supports segregation. In this case, they took a quote from Scalia that he would have dissented in Plessy v. Ferguson (which established segregation) and claiming he said he would have dissented in Brown v. Board of Education, which abolished it. Why does the progressive left do this? Because, they're lying scum, that's what they do.

These Morning Briefs are brought to you by the Prandtl-Glauert singularity, the rare scientific phenomenon that looks as cool as its name.

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NASA's Ares rocket was launched earlier this week very suggestively.



God Banned from Home Depot?

Posted by The MaryHunter at 4:56 AM

It's a sad day for First Amendment-loving do-it-yourselfers far and wide: Home Depot sacks a guy because of overt expressions of - gasp! - faith in God.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Trevor Keezer calls himself an American patriot, a man who loves his country, God and religion. He never imagined his beliefs would get him fired.
Keezer said he'd been wearing an American flag button on his Home Depot apron since he began working as a cashier at the store in March 2008. The button read, "One nation under God, indivisible."
But earlier this month, Keezer began bringing a Bible to work to read on his lunch break.
That's when he says Home Depot management told him he would have to remove the button.
Keezer refused, and he was fired on Oct. 23, he said.

He's going to sue. As he should. To add insult to injury:

[Keezer] said he was working at The Home Depot to earn money for college, and wore the button to support his country and his 27-year-old brother, who is in the National Guard and is set to report in December for a second tour of duty in Iraq.

One wonders, would management in this Home Depot have hired a yarmulke-wearing Jew? 'Cause, don't you just think of Yaweh every time you see one of those thingies? How offensive can you get.



October 29, 2009

Biden Bingo!

Posted by The MaryHunter at 6:33 PM

Print out your game card today!

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Winner gets a foot in the mouth.

On a tip from TED, with prize suggestion from Penelope. (Personally I was thinking a foot in the arse.)



Jolly Joe Biden: Less Popular than Darth Cheney?

Posted by The MaryHunter at 11:25 AM

Just in case you'd forgotten who our profoundly inept vice president was, the polls are ready to remind us. In fact, at only a 42% favorable rating, Biden is even less popular than was the freshman Veep Dick Cheney. From a recent Gallup poll:

Biden's unfavorable rating in the new poll is 40 percent, up from 29 percent last November.
Biden's average favorable rating during his time in office so far is 45 percent -- well below the average 65 percent favorable rating for Vice President Dick Cheney during Cheney's first year in office.

It's striking that almost 20% of those recently surveyed had no opinion of Jolly Joe. Perhaps these are the folks who haven't yet seen seen this video:

…which, it would seem, should increase his popularity, at least among the 18-to-24-drunken-college-student demographic.

In any case, it is quite a statement that Plugs can't even beat the most-despised-ever US veep in a beauty contest.

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Vice President Village Idiot.


On twips from mycoalition and drewmckissick.



Gingrich/Graham 2012

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:50 AM

Somewhere in the Republican Party establishment, political whizzes have developed the clever strategy of running moonbats like Dede Scozzafava, who is endorsed by Newt Gingrich. True this will cause all the energy generated by outrage against Comrade Obama's socialist policies to degenerate into despair, but it might soften the hostility of the liberal media by letting everyone know that Republicans can be liberal too.

The strategy sure worked in 2008. Running the infamous aisle-crosser John McMaverick may have allowed the radical left to elect a Marxist with no serious qualifications, but it got out the message that the GOP isn't so narrow-minded as to stand by conservative principles. Come on in, leftists! The tent's big enough for everybody!

It's not too soon to get your Gingrich/Graham 2012 T-shirts:

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On a tip from James M.



Creep Show

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 9:47 AM

Nice ad by the National Republican Senatorial Committee. I don't recommend sending them money, though. It would probably end up supporting California's answer to Olympia Snowe, Carly Fiorina. You can send money to principled individual candidates like Danny Tarkanian, Pat Toomey, and Marco Rubio, but stay away from party committees.

Isn't the sound of a little kid singing in a horror-movie context just creepy as all-get-out?



Obamunists Fudge the Numbers on Spendulus Jobs

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 9:10 AM

We now find that the Government's accounting of jobs "created or saved" by the Spendulus makes Enron look like Rain Man.

The government has overstated by thousands the number of jobs it has created or saved with federal contracts under the president's $787 billion recovery program, according to an Associated Press review of data released in the program's first progress report.

A Colorado company said it created 4,231 jobs with the help of President Barack Obama's economic recovery plan. The real number: fewer than 1,000.
A child care center in Florida said it saved 129 jobs with the help of stimulus money. Instead, it gave pay raises to its existing employees.
Elsewhere in the U.S., some jobs credited to the stimulus program were counted two, three, four or even more times.

You almost have to feel sorry for the poor suckers who really believed Chairman Zero's presidency represented a new age of transparency, responsibility and accountability in Washington.

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But remember, Government will make health care run efficiently, effectively, and save money.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:58 AM

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On a tip from TED.



Where's Colonel Custer When the Government Needs Him?

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:49 AM

The intolerable greed of Big Government is finally starting to elicit resistance. In New York, the natives are getting restless:

State Police have speculated that any government effort to block the flow of tax-free cigarettes onto New York's Indian reservations will lead to violence and could possibly escalate into a "military problem," an adviser to Gov. David Paterson said Tuesday.
The governor's chief legal counsel, Peter Kiernan, told a state senate committee that a police "threat assessment" predicted that tribes based in western New York would fiercely resist any attempt to interfere with their multimillion dollar cigarette business.
The cost of enforcing order, he said, could run as much as $2 million per day - a figure based on the state's experiences when it tried to impose cigarette taxes on the reservations in 1992 and 1997.
Both of those efforts ended after members of the Seneca tribe blockaded state highways, set fires and in some cases brawled with troopers.

There is already a law in New York that only members of a tribe can buy tax-free cigarettes, but it hasn't been enforced for fear of rebellion. As a result, Indians make big money selling cigarettes for what they are actually worth. Now state bureaucrats are insisting on their grotesquely greedy cut, treaties exempting Indian reservations from state taxes be damned.

Wonders Sally Snow, chairwoman of the Seneca Free Trade Association:

It's just taking our land all over again. How much do they want from us?

The answer: every bit they can get.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Big Brother Signs Thought Crime Law

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 7:58 AM

Yesterday, Chairman Zero signed Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which makes it illegal to think the wrong thoughts while you beat somebody to death.

I can't comment on this better than Colorado Patriot, so I won't.

I, too, am disgusted by the crimes against Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. I am glad that those who perpetrated these villainous acts against Shepard are currently each serving two consecutive life sentences. They will never again see the light of day. Meanwhile, two of the three murderers of Byrd are awaiting their executions while the third is currently serving life in prison.
What must be realized, however, is that the fates of these five men are symbols of how the justice system in America worked without the need for a hate crimes act.

I will add the same comment I made in Ace's thread, though. Matthew Shepard wasn't murdered for being gay, he was murdered for drug money after he left a bar with a pair of meth-heads he expected to have a menage-a-roughtrade with. In a sane society, he would be a cautionary example, not a celebrated martyr.

BTW: Yesterday, another conviction was handed down in a case where several African-American thugs tortured, raped, and murdered a young white couple. You may not have noticed this case because unlike the cases of Matthew Shepard and the Duke Lacrosse Players, the mainstream media aren't much interested in this case. Wonder why.

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It's going to get interesting to see this law applied when a group of Muslims kills a gay person.



Guardian Moonbat Calls for "Cull" of Western Children

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:52 AM

It has been hard for progressives to claim the moral high ground while shrieking that children's lives should be snuffed out for the sake of convenience — excuse me, "choice." But environmentalism once again provides the smokescreen of sanctimony that prevents the gullible from recognizing that the liberal agenda represents unadulterated evil. From Airstrip One's The Guardian:

The worst thing that you or I can do for the planet is to have children. If they behave as the average person in the rich world does now, they will emit some 11 tonnes of CO2 every year of their lives. In their turn, they are likely to have more carbon-emitting children who will make an even bigger mess. If Britain is to meet the government's target of an 80% reduction in our emissions by 2050, we need to start reversing our rising rate of population growth immediately.

All children are bad, but Western children are particularly bad, because according to the Gaiaist religion,

the poorer you are, the less carbon you emit. By today's standards, a cull of Australians or Americans would be at least 60 times as productive as one of Bangladeshis. …one less British child would permit some 30 women in sub-Saharan Africa to have a baby and still leave the planet a cleaner place.

As usual, the role model for liberals is communist China, which is praised for reducing its population by hundreds of millions by dictating to parents that they can only have one child — a policy that often results in infanticide for baby girls.

If communism and Nazism could leave tens of millions dead, what will be the death toll if the evil freaks driving the environmentalism movement get the leverage to inflict their anti-Western and antihuman fantasies?

In the US, we already have a Science Czar who has advocated putting sterilants in the water supply. Why not use poison instead? After all, it may only be a matter of years before global warming inconveniences the polar bears unless the human race is reduced to a few barefoot peasants cowering before their socialist overlords.

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Not that there is any evidence that CO2 causes measurable warming anyway.

Hat tip: The Blogprof.



A Whiny Little Titty Baby and a Girly Man

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:03 AM

Don Imus may not have the backbone to stand up to Al Sharpton, but he has no problem marching up and down across the self-worshiping metrosexual joke in the White House. Via NewsBusters, here's Imus on the Moonbat Messiah's jihad against Fox News:

Because the President is a whiny little titty baby and a girly man and doesn't have enough guts to figure out what to do in Afghanistan, he's going to take on, what — Fox News and get his ass kicked there?

Next time Chairman Zero et al. want to rally their base, they'd better find someone smaller to pick on than Fox News.

On a tip from Byron.



Next on the Progressive Agenda: The War on Football

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:57 AM

The more quintessentially American something is, the more the progressive left hates it. So, along with pick-up trucks, personal firearms, free enterprise, and private health care, you can add football to the list of things progressive leftists hate.

As a harbinger of things to come, we have Malcolm Gladwell of the New Yorker making the assertion that football is a blood-sport equivalent to dog-fighting. More ominously, Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (Dingbat-CA), in discussing a report on cognitive impairments in retired professional football players, compared the NFL to tobacco companies.

“Hey, why don’t we let tobacco companies determine whether smoking is bad for your health or not?” said Representative Linda T. Sanchez, Democrat of California and a member of the Judiciary Committee. “It’s a very appropriate metaphor.”

Playing football ... hell, doing almost anything fun or worthwhile ... involves taking personal risk. Progressive lefties may content themselves with sipping lattes and going to art-house theaters to watch independent movies about gay cowboys eating pudding, but some people want more out of life than that.

I have long suspected --- and my personal experience with libs has borne out --- that most of them never progressed emotionally beyond high school and carry huge resentments against the jocks and the popular kids. Hence, most of progressive ideology is based on a desire to get back at the people they didn't like in high school.

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Would you rather play soccer? I promise we'll be inclusive and not keep score.



Jihad in Obama's America

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:53 AM

You know what really grinds a progressive leftist's gears? When tea-party patriots assemble peaceably to petition their government for a redress of grievances. The progressive left is all like, "WTF! Those people are dangerous! They should be locked up for treason and sedition and other words we've heard used but don't really understand."

To the left, patriots are dangerous. Christians who seek to legally protect the definition of marriage are terrorists. But radical Muslims are just people from the neighborhood.

This guy will be substitute-hosting for Keith Olbermann next week.
(Hat Tip: Little Green Footballs, Part Deux)

And when a handsome and witty conservative blogger posts a video like that, the standard progressive response is to holler "racist" and demand that his mother bring him another Hot Pocket. But the progressive leftist who fancies himself a pseudo-intellectual will protest, "But that's just one deranged guy on a street corner, per se. It's not fair to imply that he's part of a movement, per se."

OK, well what about this?

The Detroit leader of a nationwide fundamentalist Islamic group was fatally shot during a series of FBI raids Wednesday afternoon.
The FBI arrested 10 people who have ties to the group called the Ummah, which translates to “the brotherhood.”
The group’s primary mission is to establish a separate sovereign Islamic state governed by Sunni law, according to FBI charging documents.
An FBI police dog was shot during the gunfire. The dog was transported via helicopter to an animal hospital in Madison Heights, but despite the rescue efforts, the dog died.

I feel sad about the dog, but at least no human beings were killed.

Is there any connection between this radical jihadist group and the man in the video above? Rhetorically and ideologically, they are joined at the hip.

The complaint says that the imam or leader of the group, Luqman Ameen Abdullah, repeatedly used rhetoric that urged Muslims to seize power with violence and establish a society where Muslims would rule over non-Muslims.
“America must fall,” Abdullah said, according to the complaint. At another point, he “told followers that they need to be with the Taliban, Hizballah, and with Sheikh Bin Laden.”

It's just plain effed up that if you peacefully protest that the USA should eschew European-style socialism and follow the Constitution, you're branded as a dangerous radical "evil-monger." But if you build bombs and kill people with the goal of overthrowing the Constitutional Government and establishing a Communist state, you get to be a tenured professor at the University of Illinois.



Morning Briefs: Stuff You've Probably Already Read Somewhere Else

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:19 AM

Good Morning Campers and Anonymous Idiots from Greater Calgary,

Item Number One
: First the UN decided that paying high rent for crappy housing in New York City (a consequence of socialist rent-control, BTW) was a violation of human rights. Now, some Eurotwit is claiming it's illegal for the United States to bomb terrorists. He says bombing terrorists without a trial amounts to "summary execution." No, Dingus, it's what grown-ups call "waging war."

A president who actually possessed working genitalia would send the UN and the EU the same message Ahnuld sent the California legislature, but not the Metrosexual Bottom B-tch apologizer bunny regrettably occupying the Oval Office.

Item Number Two: That super-duper successful "Cash 4 Clunkers" program that the progressive left was so proud of, that showed how Obamunism worked, that proved if you pay people $4,500 to buy a car in August, a lot of people who'd been planning to buy a car anyway would take advantage of it... ended up costing taxpayers $24,000 per car sold.

But remember, we need a "public option" to make health care more efficient.

Item Number Three: Deranged leftist Gore Vidal says Roman Polanski is only being persecuted because he's Jewish, and of his victim says, "Am I going to sit and weep every time a young hooker feels as though she’s been taken advantage of?" The good news is, there is no Earthly reason to give a crap what that mincing, decrepit pederast thinks about anything.

This post brought to you by the fevered delusions of a progressive leftist carpet-muncher:

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Just like Miss South Carolina missed her shot at the Nobel Prize for Physics.



Once More, for Old Times' Sake: The Deaniac Screech

Posted by The MaryHunter at 3:28 AM

With Howard Dean on the mind, we couldn't resist dragging out this old but trusted war horse:

He's just become so inconsequential, is all -- though still an outstanding symbol of Democrat Party idiocy.



October 28, 2009

Public Option: Is Red Reid Running Yellow from Blue Dogs?

Posted by The MaryHunter at 4:32 PM

Inquiring minds want to know: is that uncompromising Comrade Reid all bark and no bite on that ObamaCare Government Option?

The problems Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is having securing the 60 votes he'll need to block a filibuster of his health care reform bill raises the possibility that he'll scrap his proposal and revert to a more moderate version that can attract bipartisan support.
Democratic aides told Fox News that Reid, who still does not have the 60 votes needed to kill a Republican filibuster, could end up falling back on an alternative plan pushed by Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine.
Maine wanted a bill that would "trigger" a government health insurance plan in the future only if insurance companies do not meet certain benchmarks.

I suppose that Senate votes are not the only votes he's fishing for now, with his political life on the line in the next Nevada election.

Of course, a trigger is basically as good as a public option, since the benchmarks will undoubtedly be set far too low. The Democrat Congress, plus RINOs a plenty, won't be able to help themselves with this golden opportunity to Nanny State us some more, while appearing oh-so-free-market to the ignorant.

Nonetheless, to see Reid squirm is one of the finer pleasures one can imagine.

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"Gaia, all powerful master, I beseech thee: for cloture, I promise to give you a cut of my real estate profits."


On a twip from Mackey55.



Newt and the Deaniac Take On Healthcare, but Hitler and Moses Confront Climate Change

Posted by The MaryHunter at 2:19 PM

Hearing that Howard Dean and Newt Gingrich squared off over healthcare today in the Show Me State is worrisome, in that it is reminiscent of a certain silly thing that the Newtster did not too long ago with another notorious liberal twit:

…which, in turn, is akin to this:

…which all leads one to conclude (yet again) that many conservatives (out to "just get along" with moderates and loonbats) are, indeed, pure unadulterated idiots.

One only hopes that Dr. Newt swept the floor with Dr. Demented on healthcare, rather than hold hands and agree to disagree with him.



Skin Cream Uses Cells Developed From a Life Terminated for Convenience

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 2:18 PM

What is it about the Swiss? First, Nazi gold, and now, marketing a skin cream that uses cells grown from the tissue of an aborted baby.

The company Neocutis markets a line of skin care products: Bio-Gel, Journee, Bio-Serum, Prevedem, Bio Restorative Skin Cream and Lumiere based on a key ingredient known as “Processed Skin Proteins.” The ingredient was developed at the University of Luasanne from the skin tissue of a 14-week gestation electively-aborted male baby.

As they admit on their website:

Through years of research, physicians discovered fetal skin has a unique ability to heal wounds without scarring. Inspired by this, medical researchers at the University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland created a biotechnology process to extract the rich proteins responsible for scarless wound healing from cultured fetal skin cells. A small biopsy of fetal skin was donated following a one-time medical termination and a dedicated cell bank was established for developing new skin treatments.

I thought fetal cell lines were only going to be used to cure cancer and Alzheimer's. Guess I was wrong. Or, maybe it's just more lucrative to kill babies so Nancy Pelosi and Katie Couric have something to rub on their face.

Hey, you know what else you can make with human skin? Lampshades? Have you considered that, Neocutis?



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:54 AM

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Compliments of Zappatrust.



Airstrip One Bans Parents From Watching Over Their Own Children

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 11:42 AM

This is one from the "WTF You Have To Be Effing Essing Me" File, but it's apparently true. Big Brother's Government is now banning parents from supervising their own children in public parks unless they undergo a state background check.

A council has banned parents from supervising their children in public playgrounds until they have undergone criminal record checks.
Adults have been excluded from two adventure play areas in Watford, apart from a handful of council-vetted 'play rangers' who will assist youngsters, it emerged today.
Parents will be forced to watch their children from outside the perimeter fence.

Supposedly, the objective of this is to protect children from pedophiles. Because, using classic moonbat logic, they have concluded that parents are more likely to assault children in a public park than in their homes. (Perhaps, continuous home monitoring is Phase II.) Ironically, this is the same country that placed a young boy in the foster care of two homosexuals who repeatedly sexually assaulted him, and the child protection agency refused to investigate the initial allegations because the gay couple were considered "trophy care-providers." (Note, the preceding is an indictment of political correctness, not gaiety.)

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When was the Super Adventure Club put in charge of British Foster Care?




Soros, Newsweek, Chip Away at Economic Liberty

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:40 AM

The United States government is now run by socialists who are systematically nationalizing every industry they can sink their claws into. But America's tailspin toward the poverty and oppression of statism isn't proceeding quickly enough for Shadow Party puppeteer George Soros, who is putting up $50 million of his ill-gotten wealth to advocate leftist economics, to the delight of Newsweek:

This week Soros is gathering some of the leading practitioners of the market-skeptic school, who were marginalized during the era of "free-market fundamentalism," among them Nobelists Joseph Stiglitz, George Akerlof, Michael Spence, and Sir James Mirrlees. He's also creating an "Institute for New Economic Thinking" to make research grants, convene symposiums, and establish a journal, all in an effort to take back the economics profession from the champions of free-market zealotry who have dominated it for decades, and to correct the failures of decades of market deregulation. Soros hopes matching funds will bring the total endowment up to $200 million. "Economics has failed not only to predict and explain what happened but has also failed to protect society," says Robert Johnson, a former managing director at Soros Fund Management, who will direct the new institute. "That's what the crisis revealed. The paradigm has failed. There is no guidance."

Incredibly, even as Big Government uses crises it caused as pretexts to squeeze the last life out of our economy, its verminous toadies in Big Media spur it forward, while whining preposterously about "free-market zealotry." But this does make sense from Newbleak's point of view, considering that this quasi-Marxist rag is losing readers so quickly that the only thing likely to save it from going under is government intervention.

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Guess again, commies.

On a tip from Ianto.



HuffPo Moonbats Decry Racist Dog Costumes

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:59 AM

After the sense of right and wrong, the first thing moonbattery destroys as it rots away the soul is the sense of humor. But at least this provides laughs for those who haven't yet succumbed. At Huffington Post, humorless moonbats denounce racist pet costumes, only dimly aware that their righteous indignation is even more preposterous than the costumes themselves.

Racist against Chinese:

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Racist against Mexicans:

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Racist against Jews:

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Racist against Indians:

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Saving the most egregious thought crime for last, HuffPo gasps at the dog pimp costume below, "Is it only a coincidence that this dog's black?!"

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This Halloween, moonbats are encouraged to dress up as clowns. Maybe it will remind them to laugh at things that are comical, starting with their own sanctimonious outrage.

On a tip from B1BBET.



Our Rulers to Give Our Money to "Moderate" Taliban Members

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:34 AM

Our rulers believe there is no problem they can't solve by throwing our money at it. They are now applying this favorite technique to the problems Comrade Obama's dithering are creating in Afghanistan. The result: your money will flow into the Taliban's pockets:

The defense bill President Barack Obama will sign into law on Wednesday contains a new provision that would pay Taliban fighters who renounce the insurgency, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin said on Tuesday. …
Reaching out to moderate Taliban members is part of the Obama administration's plan to turn around the eight-year war in Afghanistan. Levin also has advocated trying to convince Taliban fighters to change sides by luring them with jobs and amnesty for past attacks.
Under the legislation, Afghan fighters who renounce the insurgency would be paid for "mainly protection of their towns and villages," Levin said.

Bureauweenies may have stumbled onto a clever technique for finding Osama bin Laden. Any day now he'll emerge from his cave with his hand out, promising to be nice for a while in exchange for free money.

On a tip from nancz.



ESPN Broadcaster Punished for Thought Crime

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:09 AM

Ideological purity has not yet been achieved, even at liberal ESPN:

ESPN broadcaster Bob Griese has been suspended one week for a remark he made about NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya.
ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz says Griese will not be working a game this week.
Krulewitz says ESPN has spoken to Griese and "he understands the comment was inappropriate."
During ESPN's broadcast of the Minnesota-Ohio State game Saturday, a graphic was shown listing the top five drivers in NASCAR's points race. Fellow analyst Chris Spielman asked where was Montoya, who is Colombian.
Griese replied he was "out having a taco."
He has twice apologized on air for the remark.

We really need a Hispanic Al Sharpton, so that thought criminals who make lame but forbidden jokes can have someone to crawl to on hands and knees for absolution.

On a tip from Edward.



Larry David Urinates on Portrait of Jesus on TV

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:21 AM

Larry David, husband of High Priestess of the Goracle Laurie David, gave us some insight into the sincerity of liberal "tolerance" on the latest episode of his HBO show "Curb Your Enthusiasm":

During Sunday's episode, David, who created, wrote and produced "Seinfeld," visits a bathroom in his assistant's home and splatters urine on a picture of Jesus. Instead of wiping it off, David leaves the restroom. Minutes later, David's assistant enters the bathroom and concludes that Jesus is crying. She then summons her mother to the bathroom, where both women kneel in prayer.

If a crucifix submerged in urine can be high art, why can't urinating on portraits of Jesus be high comedy?

In lieu of an apology, HBO sneered:

Anyone who follows Curb Your Enthusiasm knows that the show is full of parody and satire. Larry David makes fun of everyone, most especially himself. The humor is always playful and certainly never malicious.

Now who would think this was malicious? Vicious, blasphemous, wicked, obviously — but malicious?

Contrast this with the obsequious treatment our liberal rulers have demanded we give Islam ever since 9/11. Despite the claim that David "makes fun of everyone," you won't see this creature peeing on a Koran.

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The face of our liberal intelligentsia.

On a tip from Wiggins.



SOCIALISM: DO NOT WANT!

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:59 AM

Thank you, Stephan for alerting me to an even better version of the catfight video.



Governator Payback

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:56 AM

If you read between the lines of a recent veto letter — or rather down the left line — it would almost seem that the Governator is ready to leave behind his RINO ways and stand up to the moonbats who have been methodically flushing California down the toilet. A little background:

Earlier this month, the Republican governor crashed a San Francisco Democratic Party fund-raiser, where he was booed by Democrats still upset at the spending cuts he pushed this year. One attendee, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, yelled "You lie!" at him, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Then, Ammiano, a former standup comedian who is famous in San Francisco for his championing of liberal causes and gay rights, walked out on the speech, shouting a vulgarity.
Schwarzenegger has said he was unfazed by the incident.
Four days later, Assembly Bill 1176, which just happened to be sponsored by Ammiano, reached his desk.

Ahnold responded with this letter:

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If he drops the eco-posturing and delivers the same message to envirofascists, there might be hope for California yet.

On tips from mandible claw and SK.



Howie Carr Climate Change Poll

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:24 AM

There may be hope for liberal Boston. The current results of a Howie Carr poll at WRKO:

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Carr's still got some work to do, with a whopping 6% willing to give up anything at all in the name of a farce.

On a tip from Byron.



Have Y'All Seen the Cover of Newsweek?

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:05 AM

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Check out this howler from the article:

Barack Obama campaigned as a populist firebrand but governs like a cerebral consensus builder.

You mean when he's not making up an enemies list, declaring war on news networks that don't propagandize on his behalf, or praising whackadoodle congressmen who call women "whores" and say Republicans want to kill people?

But remember, FoxNews isn't really a news channel, it's just “opinion journalism masquerading as news.”



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:00 AM

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On a tip from TED.



Can You Believe PBO Said This

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:12 AM

Chairman Zero was at a rally for Democrat Dead Meat candidate Creigh Deeds this week, and said something profound. (Cue strings)

“We don’t need people who are slick, who say one thing and do another and go back to the policies of yesteryear,” he said. “They got us in trouble in the first place.”

Yeah, the last thing this country needs is a politician who can read a TelePrompter like a pro, but who is clueless about economics and global politics, and who constantly reverts to the failed policies of the Carter Administration.

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Stupid Butt



Another Bailout for Government Motors

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:53 AM

Remember my post last weekend linking to an article in which Obama Car Czar Steven Rattner bragged about how he and his brilliant team of super-geniuses saved General Motors? Remember that? Here, I'll link it for you.

Anyway, it turns out the super-geniuses may not have saved GM as good as they thought they did, because GM is fixin' to ask for another bailout; this makes three if you've been counting.

The U.S. Treasury Department is in talks with GMAC Financial Services Inc about a possible third cash infusion to the company, an Obama administration official confirmed. The official declined to say how much additional money was under discussion for GMAC, which already has received $12.5 billion of taxpayer funds. The Wall Street Journal said the government may have to inject another $2.8 billion to $5.6 billion into the Detroit-based lender.

Still, it's a pittance compared to the hundreds of billions Tim Geithner's buddies at Goldman Sachs and AIG got.


(Hat Tip: Jammie Wearing Fool)



Over a Cliff: Newspaper Circulation Since 1990

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:13 AM

As the big long, page-hogging graphic below shows, circulations for all the major newspapers are tanking. And the year-to-year slips don't tell the story. There's a major trend away from the monopoly newspapers once had on news and opinion.

You can blame technological change, mostly, for this. Newspapers are a 19th century technology. There's no longer a need to read on ink and paper stuff that happened yesterday. But you also can't discount the fact that normal people just don't want to pay for left-wing propaganda marketed as "news."

On that note, did you know the New York Times now refers to traditional marriage as "opposite-sex marriage?" Oh, yeah. They went there.

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Hat Tip: The Awl



Morning Briefs: Stuff You've Probably Already Read Somewhere Else

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:39 AM

Good Morning Campers and Threadjacking Pantywaists,

Item Number One
: Right-wingnuts claim that gun control laws disarm law-abiding people to the benefit of criminals. Progressive leftists say that's crazy talk, that giving the state a monopoly on the use of deadly force ensures public safety. Who's right? Well, gun violence in Airstrip One went up 89% in the years after draconian gun laws were enacted. So, my guess is the progressive left is, once again, full of crap.

But the British Police are getting serious on cracking down on other forms of "crime," they went to the home of a 67 year old granny to warn her that her complaints about a gay pride parade were considered "hate speech." Moonbat law enforcement priorities.

In a related note of counter-moonbattery, a Vermont legislator wants people who don't own guns to be registered and pay a $500 fee to the state for the cost of protecting them. Love it!

Item Number Two: While the US wallows in recession, China and Brazil -- who cut taxes to spur economic growth -- have begun recovering. I have a question though. Why is it when the United States buys commodities from underdeveloped countries, the progressive left calls it "exploitation," but when Communist China does it, it's hailed as a vital engine for economic development?

Item Number Three
: A group of wealthy Germans is demanding to be taxed higher because, as one said, he had "a lot of money I do not need." Well, good for you, Hitler, why don't you just give everything you don't need to the state, then, and let other people invest theirs in ways that will create jobs and livelihoods?

Since I'm too busy to find something amazing for the graphic spot, I'm just going to plug in this video of two cats re-enacting the scene of Goatse Wellstoned getting dumped by his girlfriend.



October 27, 2009

Barney Frank Lapses Into Honesty

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:10 PM

If he keeps blathering long enough, even Barney Frank will accidently spit up some truth — as he does here at 1:05:

Fwank: "We are trying on every front to increase the role of government."

For every pound of government we get, we lose a pound of liberty.

On a tip from Edward.



ObamaCare Line

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:01 PM

Once ObamaCare has been implemented, healthcare will be accessed as efficiently over the phone as at the hospital:

On a tip from TED.



Another Endorsement for Dede Scozzafava

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:56 PM

Left-wing RINO Dede Scozzafava must be delighted — first an endorsement from global warming hoaxer Newt Gingrich, now one from Karl Marx himself:

Hat tip: The Blogprof.



Countermoonbattery: The Warrior Song

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:44 PM

It can't be easy for our troops abroad to keep their morale up, with the Ditherer in Chief too busy campaigning and playing golf to decide whether they'll get the reinforcements they need in Afghanistan. Maybe this will help:

The song is available for 99¢ on iTunes. All proceeds go to the Armed Forces Relief Trust.

This is still America. These dark days will end. Respect for those who deserve it will live on.

On a tip from Chris W.



Alan Grayson Wins an Award

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:20 PM

The latest from Dem Congresscreep Alan Grayson — here he is calling Federal Reserve senior adviser Linda Robertson a whore:

Other recent attempts by Grayson to make a name for himself include announcing that Republicans want sick people to die quickly and comparing America's world-leading healthcare system with the Holocaust and 9/11. He has also denounced a disabled Marine as "white trash" and called for mandatory vacations, just what we need to get the economy rolling.

Congrats, Grayson! In addition to the esteem of progressives everywhere, you've now won the Crap for Brains Award from Hugh:

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It's not the Nobel Peace Prize, but if he keeps digging downward, he'll reach it soon.

On a tip from John R.



New ACORN Logo

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:25 PM

In the aftermath of the corruption and depravity that were revealed by the O'Keefe/Giles videos, ACORN clearly needed to repackage itself to continue receiving massive quantities of our money from the government. I knew any changes would be cosmetic, but I thought Chairman Obamao's old comrades would at least find a new name. As it turns out, they only modified their logo:

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On a tip from Anonymous Countermoonbat.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:20 PM

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Via It Don't Make Sense, on a tip from nancz.



In Memorium: Jesse Dirkhising

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 12:57 PM

It was ten years ago this month that 13 year old Jesse Dirkhising was raped and murdered by a pair of gay men; a murder the MSM brushed under the rug because they were too busy hyping the "hate crime" of Matthew Shepard, who was robbed and murdered by two druggies he picked up in a bar. The media continue to this day to perpetuate the myth that he was murdered for being gay.

Ten years later, a hate crimes law has been passed through Congress and attached to a military spending bill as an Amendment; a bill that will charge you with a hate crime for beating up the guy who molests your son. It's called the "Matthew Shepard Act."

But there's no such thing as the "Jesse Dirkhising Act." His death just doesn't count.

Not only that, but we now have a 'Safe School Czar' who would have said to Jesse Dirkhising as he left for a weekend with his murderers. "Have fun and don't forget to use a condom."

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I'm sorry. I can't think of anything funny to say about this.



Profiles in Countermoonbattery: Peter Gadiel

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:23 PM

At last, someone stands up to the mealy-mouthed mendacity of political correctness:

Peter Gadiel wants everyone to remember his son, James, who was killed during the September 11 terrorist attacks.
And he also wants people to remember how he died: "Murdered by Muslim terrorists."
For Gadiel, any tribute to his son would be woefully incomplete without those words.
"I think it's important, because I think there's a nationwide effort to suppress the identity of the people who were involved in the attacks," Gadiel told Fox News.
Eight years ago, 23-year-old James Gadiel worked for Cantor Fitzgerald on the 103rd floor of the World Trade Center. He died when a hijacked plane crashed into the North Tower.
For years, Gadiel's hometown of Kent, Conn., has wanted to honor the young man with a memorial plaque next to its town hall. But the tribute has hit a snag because James' father wants to include the phrase, "Murdered by Muslim terrorists," under his son's name.
For Peter Gadiel, it is a central fact of the Sept. 11 attacks that is often left out.
"It isn't just overlooked, it's suppressed," Gadiel said. "It's simply wrong to imply that people just died. The buildings didn't just collapse, they didn't just fall down — they were attacked by people with a specific identity, a specific purpose."
Town officials call the phrase too controversial for a small town memorial, and they recently voted against erecting the plaque if Gadiel insists on the language.
"We perceive ourselves as a very warm, loving town," said Ruth Epstein, a Kent selectman and one of two town leaders to vote the plaque down. "To disparage any one ethnic group is just against everything that we stand for here."

It's been eight years since the attacks and liberals are still pretending that Islam is an ethnic group, so that they can claim it's racist to resist it or even acknowledge the crimes it inspires.

Epstein noted that other Sept. 11 memorials, like the one at the Pentagon, don't mention Muslim terrorists, and she said she does not want to alienate any members of her small and close-knit community.
"We have at least one Muslim family living here with children and it — it would be just awful to have them see something like that," Epstein told Fox News.

By the same twisted logic, no Pearl Harbor memorial could mention Japan if there is a single Japanese family in the area, lest it offend them.

But it's open season to offend the relatives of the 9/11 dead by whitewashing the incident into some kind of random accident.

Future generations may not even be aware why the atrocities of September 11 happened. No doubt the events of that day will be spun into a pretext for rich white Christians to oppress doe-eyed, brown-skinned urchins.

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James Gadiel: Murdered by Muslims, betrayed by moonbats.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Moonbats Screech That Penn State Shirt Design Resembles a Cross

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:47 AM

In Hammer movies, all Van Helsing had to do to reduce Dracula to a smoking carcass was come up with something that resembled the shape of the cross, like crossed candlesticks or the shadow of a windmill. Likewise, anything that even vaguely calls to mind the symbol of Christ causes moonbats to sputter in outrage, even including the design on this shirt:

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Michal Berns, a junior majoring in media law and policy, said she refused to buy the $15 shirt because of its religious connotations. …
While Berns acknowledged the shirt's single blue stripe resembles the stripe on the team's football helmet, she and others at the university's Hillel Jewish organization plan to show their school pride in other ways.
"There always has to be some sort of separation," said Berns, referring to the state-funded school and religious affiliation.

While Berns has every right to be an idiot, as well as to refrain from buying the shirt, it's doubtful she'll be as tolerant toward the rest of us if she ends up practicing law.

Stephanie Bennis, one of the creators of the design, confirms that the blue stripe is a reference to the Nittany Lions football team, not the hated Jesus Christ:

That was the entire idea. And all we thought was normally wording goes right across the chest. That's truly the reason why we did it. …
It's just sad to see that in this day and age, the most offensive thing on a shirt can be what people see as a religious symbol.
Are we going to ban lowercase t's in the alphabet? Where do you draw the line?

But it doesn't matter if they intended to make a cross. It only matters that moonbats are offended. The Anti-Defamation League actually complained to Penn State, even while acknowledging that the thought crime of forming a cross appeared to be "inadvertent and unintentional."

On a tip from Jimbo.



Labour Party Admits: Objective Is to Displace Native British Population

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:14 AM

Progressives don't just want to change our civilization; they want to obliterate it. Thus the opposition to securing borders against aggressive waves of Third World colonization. From what remains of once-great Britain:

The Labour government has been engaged upon a deliberate and secret policy of national cultural sabotage.
This astonishing revelation surfaced quite casually last weekend in a newspaper article by one Andrew Neather. He turns out to have been a speech writer for Tony Blair, Jack Straw and David Blunkett. …
Neather wrote that until 'at least February last year', when a new points-based system was introduced to limit foreign workers in response to increasing uproar, the purpose of the policy [immigration minister Barbara] Roche ushered in was to open up the UK to mass immigration.
This has been achieved. Some 2.3 million migrants have been added to the population since 2001. Since 1997, the number of work permits has quadrupled to 120,000 a year.
Unless policies change, over the next 25 years some seven million more will be added to Britain's population, a rate of growth three times as fast as took place in the Eighties.
Such an increase is simply unsustainable. Britain is already one of the most overcrowded countries in Europe. But now look at the real reason why this policy was introduced, and in secret. The Government's 'driving political purpose', wrote Neather, was 'to make the UK truly multicultural'.
It was therefore a politically motivated attempt by ministers to transform the fundamental make-up and identity of this country. It was done to destroy the right of the British people to live in a society defined by a common history, religion, law, language and traditions.
It was done to destroy for ever what it means to be culturally British and to put another 'multicultural' identity in its place. And it was done without telling or asking the British people whether they wanted their country and their culture to be transformed in this way.
Spitefully, one motivation by Labour ministers was 'to rub the Right's nose in diversity and render their arguments out of date'.

An insufferable elitist like the rest of our liberal rulers, Neather boasts that this policy has provided an inexhaustible supply of the "foreign nannies, cleaners, and gardeners" without whom upper class twits like himself would be unable to function.

But the most shattering revelation was that this policy of mass immigration was not introduced to produce nannies or cleaners for the likes of Neather. It was to destroy Britain's identity and transform it into a multicultural society where British attributes would have no greater status than any other country's.
A measure of immigration is indeed good for a country. But this policy was not to enhance British culture and society by broadening the mix. It was to destroy its defining character altogether.
It also conveniently guaranteed an increasingly Labour-voting electorate since, as a recent survey by the Electoral Commission has revealed, some 90 per cent of black people and three-quarters of Asians vote Labour.

For sheer treachery, Labour has managed to outdo Nazi collaborators. They don't want Britain ruled by foreigners, but replaced by them, so that the Britain that produced Winston Churchill will be gone forever — as will be the America that produced the Founding Fathers, once Third World hordes have been allowed to swamp the USA, converting it to an extension of Latin America.

But of course, if you don't want your country to be erased, you're a racist, so shut up.

Meanwhile, the same liberal elite that promotes our extinction by colonization screeches that we must stop having children for the sake of the polar bears.

The objective couldn't be more plain. They want us to stop existing. Never in our history have we as a civilization faced a more profoundly hostile enemy than today's liberal ruling class.

On tips from Rob Banks and EvilResident.



The Definition of Vanity

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 7:59 AM

van-i-ty: 1. excessive pride in one's appearance, qualities, abilities, achievements, 2. lack of real value; hollowness; worthlessness: the vanity of a selfish life. 3. something worthless, trivial, or pointless.

This explains how well-named Vanity Fair magazine really is. Considering that they recently decided to send Sean "Spicoli" Penn down to Cuba to write a fawning, worshipful paean to the murderous dictator Fidel Castro, who has enslaved and impoverished his people, thrown journalists in prison, and AIDS patients into concentration camps. This must be why he is such a huge hero and inspiration to the progressive left.

More recently, Michael Wolff, a contributing editor and columnist at Vanity Fair told Chris Matthews on MSDNC that FoxNews was "a really marginal, somewhat extreme presence in the United States." Coming from the editor of a far-left magazine whose circulation numbers are less than a third of Glenn Beck's TV audience and a tenth of his radio audience... who you callin' fringe, dude?

BTW, in 2008, Michael Wolff predicted that Rush Limbaugh would be finished as a broadcaster by the election of B. Hussein Obama.

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Michael Wolff, editor, columnist, and spokesman for "Oops, I Crapped My Pants" brand adult diapers



Fox News Pounds Moonbat Messiah at NPR

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:50 AM

It looks like Rules for Radicals steered The Anointed One down the wrong road when the "isolate your enemies" strategy led him to declare war on Fox News for daring to question his disastrous policies. Even at NPR, the securest bastion of head-up-the-colon elitist liberalism you are likely to find, a free and honest press is winning favor over megalomaniacal authoritarianism. NPR asked its pinky-lifting, latte-sipping readership, "In White House vs. Fox News war of words, who gets your vote?" The heartening results:

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Cast your vote.

FNC's ratings are up 10% since the bugs infesting the White House launched their little war. Meanwhile, the Obamunist toadies at CNN have seen their ship sink to last place in prime time.

On tips from Just passing, Jay Guevara, and BURNING HOT.



Obama Sycophant of the Day

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:27 AM

Rocco Landesman, PBO's handpicked chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, displays the verbal butt-kissery that won him his position.

This is the first president that actually writes his own books since Teddy Roosevelt and arguably the first to write them really well since Lincoln. If you accept the premise, and I do, that the United States is the most powerful country in the world, then Barack Obama is the most powerful writer since Julius Caesar. That has to be good for American artists.

Scott Johnson of Powerline notes that not only is this ridiculous praise, it's also inaccurate. Several presidents since Teddy Roosevelt have written books, including Woodrow Wilson, Herbert Hoover, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and B.J. Clinton.

It's also probably racist to point out that Wilson and Nixon wrote about politics, Hoover wrote about fishing, JFK wrote Profiles in Courage (though his authorship, like Obama's, is disputed), while narcissists BJ Clinton and PBO only ever wrote about themselves.

But this is the kind of accuracy one has come to expect from the community-based reality.

In other news, Home Depot is adding a new color to its paint selection: Rocco Landesman's Nose Brown.



Morning Briefs: Stuff You May Have Already Read Somewhere Else

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:30 AM

Good Morning Campers and Trolls Who Know Exactly What Bongwater Tastes Like,

Item Number One: An audit of voting records in Minnesota has found 261,000 duplicate registrations; 29,000 registrations to addresses listed as vacant; and 62,822 registrations to addresses listed as non-deliverable by the United States Postal Service. Those are pretty significant numbers in a state Stuart Smalley "won" by 200 votes.

Item Number Two:
It was less than a week ago I predicted that the left's new hero Alan "Dick" Grayson's mental instability would become a liability for everyone but the lunatics at the Democratic Underground and Ed Schultz. I did not think it would happen this quickly. The Democrat Leadership is beginning to see a problem with a guy who called Dick Cheney a "vampire bat" and Linda Robertson, an adviser to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, a “K Street whore.” People are used to hearing this kind of rhetoric from deranged homeless people and Air America Hosts, but it may be below the standards of even the Pelosi-Reid Congress.

Item Number Three:
RINO Governator Arnold Schwarzeneggar is married to a Kennedy, a family genetically programmed to think of laws as things other people have to follow. Which must be why she parked her Cadillac Escalade in an Emergency Parking Zone while she went to the doctor's office.

A Cadillac Escalade, Maria? Why do you hate the polar bears?

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I would have embedded this relevant and hilarious clip, but there's strong language. You can watch it here, though.



Catching Up with the Left Wing Media

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:57 AM

Good Morning Campers and Dimwit Trolls who Think Stephanie Miller is Funny Ha-Ha Not Funny-Peculiar

Item Number One: In a "debate" between Ralph Nader and Barney Frank on the Ed Schultz Show (imagine that concentration of egomania and moonbattery), Barney Frank admits, Democrats are "trying on every front to increase the role of government." This is a big 'Duh!' to anyone whose been paying attention, but a useful quote to anyone who still claims the Pelosi Congress is in any way centrist.

Item Number Two:
Meanwhile, Ed Schultz's fellow progressive left radio host Mike Malloy accused Dick Cheney of eating Muslim babies, and his soul-sister Joy Behar, showing the wit and cleverness for which the cream of left-wing punditry is renowned, says that Glenn Beck and other conservatives eat their own boogers. You don't often get astute analysis like that outside a third grade classroom.

Item Number Three:
NPR political editor Ken Rudin, who had the temerity to criticize the administration's War on FoxNews has emerged from Room 101, apologized, and proclaimed his love for Dear Reader.

Meanwhile, FoxNews's Ratings have spiked since Chairman Zero declared them an enemy of the state.

Item Number Four: The good news for Soledad O'Brien is that she isn't as dumb as Wolf Blitzer. The bad news is, based on Jeopardy scores, Andy Richter is ten times smarter than she is. CNN has issued a lame defense of their failing anchors: "They are reporters, not trivia experts. And the buzzer is complicated.” Complicated? Koko the Friggin' Gorilla can push a button!

This put Michelle Malkin in memory of an old Weird Al Yankovic video.

No wonder the progressive left hates MM, she comes up with this instead of saying "Wolf Blitzer eats his boogers."



Beck Bits: You Know You're Turning Socialist When...

Posted by The MaryHunter at 2:25 AM

The writing is on the wall, as Glenn Beck explains:

You know you're turning socialist when... the French president is less interested in redistributing wealth than the American one:
President Sarkozy, March 2009: "I was not elected to raise taxes [but] to reconcile France with the workplace and factory."
President Obama, February 2009: "The past eight years have discredited once and for all the philosophy of trickle-down economics -- that tax breaks, income gains, and wealth creation among the wealthy eventually will work their way down to the middle class. In its place, we need economic opportunity to trickle up."
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October 26, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:10 PM

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Compliments of J.



Obama HealthCare Smoothie

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:02 PM

Susan in Glendale shares the recipe for the Obama Healthcare Smoothie our socialist rulers are preparing behind closed doors in the District of Criminals:

I hope you're hungry, because Big Government plans on forcing this down your throat whether you want it or not.

On a tip from glenwood183.



Separated at Birth?

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:10 PM

Rahm "Dead Fish" Emanuel isn't the only ballerina to become a famous moonbat. There is also Err America duckspeaker Ronald Reagan Junior, who may or may not be the same person as PMSNBC's militant lesbian Rachel Madcow:

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On a tip from Oiao.



Scozzafava Has Got Some 'Splainin' to do

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 10:53 AM

RINO Snowe-Clone Dede Scozzafava -- the anointed GOP candidate for New York's 23rd district -- is not only a fan of ACORN, not only a fan of card-check, not only a fan of tax increases, not only a fan of government health care and not only a fan of Chairman Zero, but also seems to have yet something else in common with many Democrats: Tax and corruption issues.

It appears Dede Scozzafava is funneling RNC, NRCC, and donor dollars through her campaign account to her family.
Her company’s key subsidiaries have accumulated hundreds of thousands of dollars in state and federal tax liens. As of July 13, 2009 – or less than a week ago – three of Dede’s businesses have $192,000 in outstanding liens.
Dede’s brother is Thomas W. Scozzafava and he is married to Pearl Han Ashcraft. Dede Scozzafava’s campaign has paid $3750.00 in disclosed expenses to Pearl Han Productions, LLC for “Strategic Consulting,” the most bland of descriptions.
Here’s where it gets interesting.
On Scozzafava’s disclosures, Pearl Han Productions, LLC is located at 2001 S.E. Sailfish Pt. Blvd. #112, Stuard, NY 34996. There is just one problem. No such place exists. What does exist, however, is 2001 S.E. Sailfish Pt. Blvd. #112, Stuart, FL 34996, a beautiful ocean front condo. At that address, you’ll find Pearl Han Productions, LLC, incorporated in the State of Florida. (PDF). The person in charge is Pearl Ashcraft, Dede’s sister-in-law.

So, NRCC, you still going to keep polishing this turbo-turd to the tune of $300,000 in support, or are you going to cut your losses? How about you, Newt Gingrich? Have you heard enough, or are you going to stand by this corrupt liberal in the name of "broadening the base?"

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A Modest Proposal Regarding Upper Class Twit Alex Renton

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 10:29 AM

In today's Morning Briefs I noted the words of English Upper Class Twit of the Year contestant Alex Renton, the misanthropic, Gaia-worshiping Guardian columnist who in his latest piece advocated for Chinese-style population controls in the advanced Western countries. "A cull of Australians or Americans would be at least 60 times as productive as one of Bangladeshis," says he.

David Thompson's has weighed in on Alex Renton's column. Out of respect for Van Helsing's blog standards, I won't repeat the last paragraph of Thompson's post, but I will say, it is a suggestion worth thinking about.

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Alex Renton and friends Vivian Smith-Smythe-Smith, Simon Zinc-Trumpet-Harris, Gervaise Brook-Hamster and Oliver St. John-Mollusc approach the starting line.



Flu Crisis Fizzles

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:47 AM

The latest crisis our rulers are taking care not to waste is the swine flu epidemic, which the hype would lead us to believe might bring about the extinction of the human race. Comrade Obama has declared a national emergency. But despite all the hyperinflated urgency, Dear Reader's own daughters aren't getting vaccinated, and H1N1 has already peaked.

Flu is like snow. When its season comes around, the media acts like it has never happened before, and surely will end life as we know it. In actuality, 36,000 Americans die of flu every year. Next, Chairman Zero will declare a national emergency because autumn leaves are clogging up gutters.

Here's an idea for those who don't want to catch the flu this year: don't stand in a cold rain all day waiting for the government to give you free vaccine, like these folks in Chicago:

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…or these in Oakland County, Michigan:

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If the flu really were a national emergency, our rulers would be hard pressed to explained why the Abortion Queen is giving away flu vaccine to foreign countries before American demand has been met:

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told CNSNews.com Wednesday that one in 10 doses of the swine-flu vaccine purchased by the U.S. will be donated to other nations before the U.S. demand for the vaccine is filled.

There is a crisis brewing. But when it hits full force, the flu will be a pretext at most.

If flu season can generate this kind of hysteria, imagine what a wonderful crisis Obama et al. will have to work with once their Cloward-Piven economic policy makes our money worthless.

On tips from Ianto, Oaio, and BURNING HOT. Hat tip: Hat tip: Gateway Pundit, Willowtown News Blog.



Idiocy: LA Cops Give Gangbangers Plenty of Warning Before Raids

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 9:29 AM

The LAPD ran an operation recently involving SWAT Teams, uniformed officers, undercover cops, and Federal agencies aiming to round up 74 dangerous gang leaders and members. They caught 47 of them. Jack Dunphy reports on the probable reason the other 27 got away (edited for brevity).

It came as something of a surprise to officers assigned to the operation Thursday morning that the command post had been set up in a parking lot at the corner of two of the busiest thoroughfares in South Los Angeles, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Figueroa Street. Worse, this intersection marks the northeast boundary of the area claimed by the Rollin' 40 Crips gang the operation was targeting. Assembled there was an array of command post vehicles from the LAPD and the FBI, hundreds of marked and unmarked police cars as well as SWAT trucks and armored cars. Any fool could have driven by and known that something big was about to go down in the neighborhood.
It got worse. At around three in the morning, operation supervisors gathered for a briefing from one of the captains in charge. Using a P.A. system that could be heard for blocks -- most assuredly in the apartment complex that overlooks the parking lot, an apartment complex where members of the Rollin’ 40 Crips happen to reside -- the captain gave an outline of the operation, even naming the targeted gang and the exact time officers would be serving the warrants. ... Given the warning that had been broadcast to the neighborhood, it’s surprising that even one of them was found at home.

Two of the captains in charge of the operation are on the short list for promotion to police chief by narcissistic, philandering , reconquista-supporting Mayor Antonio Vallaraigosa. Fortunately for them, the selection of police chief will owe more to politics than competence.

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"OK People, Nothing to see here."



President Obama Takes Decisive Action on Afghanistan and Deficit Reduction

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:18 AM

Just kidding. Actually, while Americans were dying in Afghanistan and Iran was weaseling out of his nuclear deal, PBO he went out this weekend and played golf again. (Will Michael Moore make a snarky reference to Obama playing golf in a time of crisis in some future film highly critical of the leftist Democrat president? Magic 8 Ball says, "Don't Bet On it.")

But this golf game was remarkable for two reasons. First, as two of Moonbattery's clever and handsome regulars (SK and Ted) have noted, this game ties Obama with GW Bush for the number of golf games played in office. The progressive left thought Bush playing golf or vacationing was a telling indicator of his laziness and indifference to national concerns. In contrast, when PBO golfs or jets off to Martha's Vineyard, the progressive left treats as a well-earned break from a hard-working president. Whatever.

Second, this golf game demonstrates PBO taking decisive action in response to a serious national issue. PBO has dithered over sending reinforcements to/retreating from Afghanistan (where 14 more Americans died this weekend and whose president is questioning whether the USA is a reliable ally), and he has been completely deaf to criticism from the right about his massive deficits and expansion of government. But when feminists criticize him for not having enough girls in his scrimmages and golf outings, he snaps right into line.

President Obama was criticized by women’s advocates and liberal bloggers for hosting a high-level basketball game with no female players... The debate about the all-male game has become a nagging concern for a White House that has battled an impression dating to the campaign that Obama’s closest advisers form a boys’ club and that he is too frequently in the company of only men - not just when playing sports, but when making big decisions.

So, for his latest golf outing, he made sure he invited a woman, and made sure news cameras were there to see it.

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What has America done to earn leadership such as this?



United Nations to Investigate USA for Human Rights Abuses

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:09 AM

The club of corrupt dictators to which Comrade Obama will soon sacrifice American sovereignty has launched an investigation into human rights abuses in the USA. Our crime? Not forcing enough people to pay for other people's housing:

For those of you who have never even heard of a "Special Rapporteur," you may be surprised to find out that one has been appointed by the United Nations (UN), under a special mandate from the UN Human Rights Council (the successor to the corrupt and anti-Israel UN Commission on Human Rights), to open a probe — for the first time ever — into human rights violations by the United States because of a perception that there isn't enough affordable public housing in urban areas.

Socialist thugs like those running the UN Human Rights Council don't believe in real rights — the right of free speech, the right to own property, the right to bear arms, etc. They believe in special privileges that cannot possibly be rights because they violate the rights of others. A prime example is Comrade Obama's belief, stated openly in a presidential debate before he was elected, that you have a "right" to have the government confiscate someone else's property to pay for your healthcare. Another example is the "right" to housing on other people's dime.

If you don't have a right to your own property — not the property the government hands you after stealing it from its rightful owner, but the property you earned — you have no rights at all, but only favors that bureaucrats can grant or rescind. A pig at a hog farm is granted a stall by the farmer. But the pig doesn't own the stall; the farmer owns it, and owns the pig too. When it suits the farmer's purposes, the free stall and free pig slop disappear, and the pig is made into pork chops.

Since America's rulers have not yet succeeded in reducing us to the level of pigs on a hog farm, our country must weather the righteous judgment of a Human Rights Council whose members include bastions of liberty like communist China, Cuba, and Saudi Arabia.

Special Rapporteurs can only conduct their sanctimonious show trials in countries that invite them in. Now who would want to see America denounced to the World Community for not being sufficiently collectivist? Here's a clue — he looks kind of like this:

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By the way, one quarter of the UN's budget is expropriated from American taxpayers.

Here's a glimpse of UN Special Rapporteur Raquel Rolnik, who wants to impose her Marxist ideology on the USA:

We got the better of the Nazis and the Soviets, only to allow ourselves to be conquered by gnats.

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



ACORN Handed Regulatory Authority Over Financial Institutions

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:17 AM

Apparently it will take more than the astonishing O'Keefe/Giles exposés to disinfect Washington of the disease known as ACORN. Ignoring revelations that ACORN is a cesspool of corruption, Demonrats have voted to give it regulatory power over the financial institutions that it habitually shakes down for donations.

During consideration of H.R. 3126, legislation to establish a Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA), Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee voted to pass an amendment offered by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) that will make ACORN eligible to play a role in setting regulations for financial institutions.
The Waters amendment adds to the CFPA Oversight Board 5 representatives from the fields of "consumer protection, fair lending and civil rights, representatives of depository institutions that primarily serve underserved communities, or representatives of communities that have been significantly impacted by higher-priced mortgages" to join Federal banking regulators in advising the Director on the consistency of proposed regulations, and strategies and policies that the Director should undertake to enforce its rules.
By making representatives of ACORN and other consumer activist organizations eligible to serve on the Oversight Board, the amendment creates a potentially enormous government sanctioned conflict of interest. ACORN-type organizations will have an advisory role on regulating the very financial institutions from which they receive millions of dollars annually in direct corporate contributions and benefit from other financial partnerships and arrangements. These are the same organizations that pressured banks to make subprime mortgage loans and thus bear a major responsibility for the collapse of the housing market.
In light of recent evidence linking ACORN to possible criminal activity, Democrats took an unprecedented step today to give ACORN a potential role alongside bank regulators in overseeing financial institutions.

Our leftist rulers are so arrogant, they don't even pretend not to be in league criminals anymore.

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ACORN is too big to fit under the bus.

On a tip from Janet.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:46 AM

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Via iOwnTheWorld.com, on a tip from Stormfax.



Morning Briefs: Stuff You May Have Already Read Somewhere Else

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 2:45 AM

Good Morning Campers and Trolls with Festering, Unresolved Daddy Issues

Item Number One: I learned this weekend that I have something in common with Michelle Bachmann (besides patriotism and love for freedom and limited Constitutional government), we are both foster parents. She has fostered 23 teenagers. I think the fact that the progressive left chooses to demonize someone like Michelle Bachmann while making heroes out of Che Guevara and Mumia Abu Jamal simply confirms that the progressive left is evil. (That whole Biblical thing about those who call good evil and vicey versey)

Item Number Two
:Like a lonely schoolgirl with a crush, the New York Waste of Times continues gushing over Professional Teleprompter Reader B. Hussein Obama. Their latest is an effort to convince you that Obama is the manliest president evah! Here is their thesis:

Since being elected, he has demonstrated an encyclopedic knowledge of college hoops on ESPN, indulged a craving for weekend golf, expressed a preference for adopting a "big rambunctious dog" over a "girlie dog" and hoisted beer in a peacemaking effort.

And here is the counter-argument:

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Also, real men don't whine and run around waving their hands like whining little crybaby bitches shrieking "FoxNews isn't fair to me! Make them stop! Nobody watch FoxNews! I'm not inviting FoxNews to my parties anymore!"

Item Number Three: The Authors of 'Freakonomics' became somewhat celebrated on the progressive left for constructing a statistical analysis that concluded that more abortions equaled less crime, because abortions happened disproportionately among socio-economic groups more like to commit crime (which is progressive left code for "Blacks" or the "undesirables" as Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg called them). Their new book contains a statistical analysis demonstrating that feminism is responsible for both the rise in prostitution and the crappiness of the public education system. The progressive left probably won't find that conclusion as laudable.

On a related note, this heartwarming story of an obnoxious feminazi put in her place by a quick-thinking bookstore employee, which ties into the cartoon reproduced below.

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Also, for five days every month, you get really bad customer service

OK, treat this as an Open Thread until VH posts a "Diversity Lane" cartoon.



Sarkozy to Obama: You Pathetic Naïf

Posted by The MaryHunter at 2:24 AM

French President Sarkozy is loosing his fondness for President and Leader of the Free World B. Hussein Obama. Fox says that Reuters says that Sarkozy is beginning to dismiss the U.S. out of hand:

Didier Billion of the Institute of International & Strategic Relations says: "Sarkozy has clearly been thrown off course in his relations with America." Another foreign affairs expert, Bruno Tertrais from the Foundation for Strategic Research, adds: "There is an annoyance about what the French see as naivety in the Obama administration."
One major sticking point has been President Obama's softer stance on Iran, while President Sarkozy prefers a more hawkish approach. Sarkozy said last month: "I support America's outstretched hand. But what has the international community gained from these offers of dialogue? Nothing but more enriched uranium and centrifuges."

It's a sorry day when even the French have more international balls than America.

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"M. Obama: Euuu Stinking Eeeediot!"



ManBearPig Updates

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 2:09 AM

Airstrip One is on course to become a net-importer of food because of environmentalist moonbattery. So much cropland is being converted into inefficient bio-fuel production that the Brits will have to begin importing food.

Also, a moonbat British politician-slash-aristocrat has embraced the point of view that children are an offense to Gaia, and should be sacrificed on her altar.

The worst thing that you or I can do for the planet is to have children. If they behave as the average person in the rich world does now, they will emit some 11 tonnes of CO² every year of their lives. In their turn, they are likely to have more carbon-emitting children who will make an even bigger mess...
How do you reduce population in countries where women's rights are already achieved and birth-control methods are freely available? Could children perhaps become part of an adult's personal carbon allowance? Could you offer rewards: have one child only and you may fly to Florida once a year.

OK, lefties, we get it, you hate kids. It was bad enough when you demanded unlimited abortions to kill the ones that were inconvenient to your self-indulgent lifestyles. Now, your boundless, unquenchable desire for social control drives you to want to take control over other people's reproductive decisions.

On a related note, a speaker at a "Climate Change" protest in Canada lays it all out for anyone who doubted what the real agenda is.

One of the speakers said, "We don't want government to tell us to change our light bulbs. WE WANT GOVERNMENT TO CHANGE OUR LIVES."

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What do you want, freedom, or a 0.004 degree reduction in global temperature?



Balloon Boy Updates

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 1:44 AM

The Balloon Boy saga is the kind of thing that could not happen in a culture not infested with moonbattery. Narcissism is a key element of Moonbattery, and parents who put the pursuit of fame above their children's well-being, and are willing to divert public safety resources to benefit their fame are, in fact, moonbats.

Still drinking the spoiled milk of Bush Derangement Syndrome long past its Sell-By date, Frank Rich of (naturally) the New York Times finds a convoluted way to tie Bush Hatred to Balloon Boy.

The Colorado balloon may have led to the rerouting of flights and the wasteful deployment of law enforcement resources. But at least it didn’t lead the country into fiasco the way George W. Bush’s flyboy spectacle on an aircraft carrier helped beguile most of the Beltway press and too much of the public into believing that the mission had been accomplished in Iraq.

Thus proving, it takes a real airhead to tie balloon boy to George W Bush. Will someone please inform Frankie-baby that GWB has been out of office for almost ten months and Washington is now run by neo-Marxists, not neo-Conservatives? Thank you.

In related Balloon-Boy mania, this video from Balloon Daddy's second Wife Swap appearance demonstrates just how Bizarro Balloon Family really was. (They manage to make the Psychic from Florida look... well, not quite as insane as they are.) Also, just in time for Halloween, you can now get your own Balloon Boy costume, which should make up for not being able to get your politically incorrect "Illegal Alien" costume.

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Nutzoid parents sold separately



October 25, 2009

Seeing Things From The Other Side

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:05 PM

It is always a useful intellectual exercise to consider that the opposite of what one believes may be true. This ability to question our own beliefs is one of the things that separates us from the trolls.

In that spirit, I present this article by Steven Rattner, Chairman Zero's former "Car Czar." Rattner explains the other side's point of view on the Government Takeover of General Motors and Chrysler. If one were to take Rattner's perspective at face value, one would be left with the following impressions:

  • The Car Czar and his team were the smartest, most selfless, perfect, and dedicated people in the world who did a flawless jobs under extreme conditions*.
  • The managers of the car companies, on the other hand, were just stupid and greedy.
  • The Car Czar and his team were almost monastically averse to politics, and were shocked when people noticed that their bailout plans overwhelmingly favored the Democrats' UAW allies and other constituencies because political considerations had never entered their perfect, innocent heads.
  • Even though the Government and the Unions ended up owning 80% of GM, there was nothing at all socialist about the takeover they foisted on the car companies
  • Obama was brilliant and decisive; even more wonderful than Andrea Mitchell thinks he is.
  • The creditors who lost billions deserved it because they were greedy
  • The Unions were completely blameless for the auto companies problems, and the fact that they came out the winners in the government shakeout had nothing to do with politics

So, if you want, read the article. It may change your mind about some aspects of the nationalization of the auto industry; you may write-it-off as self-serving bullcrap from an Obamunist apparatchik; or you can take some points into consideration and discard others.

(*And by "extreme conditions" I mean Rattner tells us that sometimes they had to work late [poor dears] and even buy their own sandwiches for meetings [such deprviation!])



Fact Check: "Greedy" Insurance Companies Not Actually So Profitable

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 3:43 PM

The Obamunists in Washington rail routinely against the "greed" of Health Insurance companies, and say that their rapacious drive for profits is some sort of crime. To cite some examples:

"(Democratic leaders) will be talking... about the immoral profits being made by the insurance industry." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Dingbat-Calif.
"Health insurance companies are willing to let the bodies pile up as long as their profits are safe." A MoveOn.org ad.

A "Reality Check" by the Associated Press reveals that these accusations of greed and profiteering are ridiculously overblown.

Health insurance profit margins typically run about 6 percent, give or take a point or two. That's anemic compared with other forms of insurance and a broad array of industries, even some beleaguered ones.
Profits barely exceeded 2 percent of revenues in the latest annual measure. This partly explains why the credit ratings of some of the largest insurers were downgraded to negative from stable heading into this year, as investors were warned of a stagnant if not shrinking market for private plans.

Health insurer's profits last year were only 2.2% of income. 34 industries did better. Among individual companies, HealthSpring, the best performer in the health insurance industry, had a 5.4% profit margins, which makes them less profitable than Tupperware (7.5%); Hershey (6.1%); Clorox (8.7%); Molson Coors Brewing (8.1%) or Yum Brands (parent of KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell) (8.5 %).

Gateway Pundit points out that the same Obamacrats in Congress who are whining about the Health Insurers 2.2% profit margin gave themselves a 2.8% raise last year, even as they ran up a $1.4 Trillion deficit; who's the greedy party here?

Stand by for the Associated Press to be demonized like Price-Waterhouse, Betsy McCaughey, and anyone else who dares to question Obamunist "reality."

"Yea, Greed!" (South Park Studios)



Pro-Life Pumpkin

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:44 PM

Halloween isn't just about horror. It's about kids having a high time. Children can't have any fun if they've been executed in the womb, so this pro-life jack-o'-lantern is the perfect All Hallows Eve porch accessory:

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Make your own with this PDF stencil, via American Life League.

Hat tip: American Papist. On a tip from Oiao.



Senator Frankendodd Meets Saint Nick

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:50 AM

More Dodd-stomping from Stamford on Friday:

Yet the sick joke that passes for our President is too busy campaigning for Dodd to come to a decision on whether to give our troops the reinforcements they need.

On a tip from glenwood183.



Seven Lies in Under Two Minutes

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:43 AM

Maybe Comrade Obama has accomplished something after all — although no one realized it at the time. In light of our new regime's policy of ramming through pork-bloated radical legislation before anyone can even read it, we now realize that he might have set a record with this impressive display of mendacity, telling seven monstrous lies in under two minutes:

I wonder how many liberals still manage to feel pleased with themselves for sacrificing our country to this lowlife.

On a tip from Morris.



One Nation Under Moonbattery

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:35 AM

Obamunism is all about twisting the inspiring artwork One Nation Under God into this:

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On tips from TED and Joran.



Unlike ManBearPig, Pollution in China Is Real

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:29 AM

In an Award-Winning Photo Essay, photographer Lu Guang documents the toll of pollution on Communist China, (the country much-admired by Neo-Marxists like the New York Times Thomas Friedman and Professional Teleprompter Reader B. Hussein Obama.) The photos below are just a few from a large collection.

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A sane person would ask, why is the Global Green movement not meeting in Copenhagen to discuss this? Why is the Global Green movement obsessed with eliminating the harmless, nay, life-sustaining, gas C02 while giving China a complete pass? How does Thomas Friedman get away with praising China for its embrace of "Green Technology" when the amount of pollution China produces is this massive?

One would almost suspect that the goal of the Global Green Movement isn't to help clean the Earth's environment, but rather to cripple what remains of Western Liberal Democracy and Free Enterprise to the benefit of collectivized, autocratic systems of government.

And maybe conservatives have a point that the obsession with CO2 emissions is a blinding distraction from real environmental concerns that could be ameliorated at far less cost.

I know, crazy talk.



October 24, 2009

Quotations From Chairman Obamao's Little Red Book

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:00 AM

If the most bloodthirsty tyrant in human history could have his Little Red Book, Chairman Obamao should have one too — considering that one of his primary mentors was a Maoist terrorist, and that at least two members of his administration have quoted Mao approvingly. A collection of The Anointed One's words of wisdom has already been gathered:

On a tip from Granny Jan.



Lord Monckton Sounds the Alarm on Copenhagen Treachery

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:34 AM

When the Marxist megalomaniac in the White House signs over your money and your freedom to a nascent socialist world government (presumably presided over by himself) in the name of the farcical global warming hoax, no one can say you weren't warned. Here's premiere countermoonbat Lord Christopher Monckton serving as Paul Revere:

On a tip from Knights of the Dumb Table at Blue Gold Nation.



Obama's Friend Frankendodd Is Going Down

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:19 AM

No one better personifies the arrogance and corruption of our liberal rulers than the other side of Chappaquiddick Ted's waitress sandwich, Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), best known for his involvement in the subprime scandal that tripped up our economy. In an attempt to spare his colleague from the wrath of voters, the Moonbat Messiah himself traveled to Stamford yesterday to raise cash on Dodd's behalf, apparently having nothing better to do, while our troops in Afghanistan continue to dodge bullets as they wait to see whether the Ditherer in Chief will send them the reinforcements they need.

A little free political advice for Dear Reader: when your ship is taking on water isn't the best time to chain yourself to an anchor like Dodd.

Here liberal Connecticut welcomes The Anointed One, and expresses its appreciation for Dodd's version of public service:

On a tip from glenwood183.



Beck Bits: Let's All Buy a Hybrid!

Posted by The MaryHunter at 12:42 AM

Wanted to buy a hybrid vehicle to save money on gas? Not so much, as Glenn Beck explains:

With gas prices just under two dollars a gallon, you would have to drive the Altima hybrid over 350,000 miles just to make your money back. Even with gas at its peak of $4.11 a gallon, you'd still have to drive the hybrid 159,000 miles to break even.
But it gets even worse. As the Associated Press noted, "Driving 15,000 miles a year with a commute that keeps you on the freeway, you'd have to drive the car until 2057 to save enough gas to make the hybrid cost-effective, even at ... record gas prices."
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October 23, 2009

"Most Transparent Administration Ever" to Shield Czars From Testifying Before Congress

Posted by The MaryHunter at 5:00 PM

Not that we're getting any more used to Obama Administration 180-turns… not that this is even an authentic renege on a previously announced position… but comical, predictable, and irritating nonetheless: The White House is refusing to let the president’s new carnival of czars testify before Congress.

White House Counsel Greg Craig has indicated that he will refuse to allow any of the 18 new “czar” positions created by President Obama to testify before Congress, according to Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), the ranking Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
Collins revealed during a committee hearing Thursday that she had spoken with Craig, who had earlier sent a letter on behalf of the president, and that Craig told her persoanlly that Congress would not get a chance to ask fundamental questions of the czars about their roles and responsibilities.

Sen. Collins is not the only senator concerned about the proliferation of extra-constitutional presidential advisors with growing powers in the Obamunist Administration:

In September, Collins and five Republican colleagues – Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.); Christopher Bond (R-Mo.); Pat Roberts (R-Kan.); Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Robert Bennett (R-Utah) -- sent a letter to the president expressing their “growing concern about the proliferation of ‘czars’” in his administration, which they said “raise(s) serious issues of accountability, transparency, and oversight.”

Check the CNS article for a list of the most problematic czar positions causing concern.

The openness of this administration rivals that of Brezhnev's Kremin at its Cold War height.

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Renovations afoot at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

On a twip from JarrodVanHoose, retweeted by pomalom



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:33 AM

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Compliments of Diversity Lane.



Communist Truther Van Jones' Green Graft Legacy Lives On

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:05 AM

Remember Van Jones, the self-described communist and "rowdy black nationalist" who admitted to having been "radicalized in jail"? Comrade Obamao set him up as Green Jobs Czar and gave him a staggering $60 billion of our money to create green jobs, leaving even Newsreek to wonder where the money went when no one could even explain what a green job is, much less create one. Jones was driven out of office after Glenn Beck publicized the fact that he is a 9/11 Truther who wants us to believe that George Bush blew up the World Trade Center. But his green graft tactics are still used to funnel fortunes of our money to radical left crooks. Big Government reports:

ACORN's New York operations are looking forward to a potential new flow of federal dollars, thanks to the New York State Senate and New York Governor Paterson.
Together they applied the Van Jones' Apollo doctrine to tap into federal stimulus money allocated to New York.
Governor Paterson recently signed into law something called the "Green Jobs — Green New York Act of 2009". The new law provides for the creation of a massive slush fund of federal stimulus dollars to be set aside for "green jobs".

Paterson is such a joke that even left-wing Saturday Night Live can't refrain from making fun of him. However, if we keep allowing our liberal rulers to shovel our money into the pockets of scum like Van Jones and ACORN, the joke is on us.

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Van Jones and a few of his ignominious associates.

On tips from Anonymous Countermoonbat and Wiggins.



Chairman Obamao: The Community Organizer Days

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:19 AM

A look back at the Moonbat Messiah's heroic beginnings as a community organizer in Chicago's smelly slums:

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Compliments of Boomer Cardinale.



Krauthammer on the Campaign Against FNC

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:00 AM

It appears even the MSM realizes that in an authoritarian state of the kind Obama has been working to impose, there is no role for a free press. Attempts by White House goons to delegitimize Fox News for running unflattering coverage by locking it out of a news pool blew up in its face when other news services had the integrity — or the survival instinct — not to play along. Voice of sanity Charles Krauthammer comments on the campaign against Fox:

The White House has declared war on Fox News. White House communications director Anita Dunn said that Fox is "opinion journalism masquerading as news."
Patting rival networks on the head for their authenticity (read: docility), senior adviser David Axelrod declared Fox "not really a news station." And chief of staff Emanuel told (warned?) the other networks not to "be led (by) and following Fox."
Meaning? If Fox runs a story critical of the administration — from exposing White House czar Van Jones as a loony 9/11 "truther" to exhaustively examining the mathematical chicanery and hidden loopholes in proposed health care legislation — the other news organizations should think twice before following the lead.
The signal to corporations is equally clear: You might have dealings with a federal behemoth that not only disburses more than $3 trillion every year but is extending its reach ever deeper into private industry — finance, autos, soon health care and energy. Think twice before you run an ad on Fox.

Comrade Obama has learned from fellow racists Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson that there is almost no limit to the cowardice of politically correct corporate America. Whisper the word "racism" and they will shell out cash by the tens of $millions. Executive yellowbellies can also be intimidated into pulling their advertising.

Fortunately, other news outfits have chosen not to be bullied.

At first, there was little reaction from other media. Then on Thursday, the administration tried to make them complicit in an actual boycott of Fox. The Treasury Department made available Ken Feinberg, the executive pay czar, for interviews with the White House "pool" news organizations — except Fox. The other networks admirably refused, saying they would not interview Feinberg unless Fox was permitted to as well. The administration backed down.
This was an important defeat because there's a principle at stake here. While government can and should debate and criticize opposition voices, the current White House goes beyond that. It wants to delegitimize any significant dissent. The objective is no secret. White House aides openly told Politico that they're engaged in a deliberate campaign to marginalize and ostracize recalcitrants, from Fox to health insurers to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

The Obamination Administration is modeling itself on Nixon, when a much better example would be the great James Madison, who understood that competing fractions keep tyranny at bay.

Factions should compete, but also recognize the legitimacy of other factions and, indeed, their necessity for a vigorous self-regulating democracy. Seeking to deliberately undermine, delegitimize and destroy is not Madisonian. It is Nixonian.

To be fair, how can you expect a red diaper baby like Obama — steeped in leftist ideology from his earliest memories — to grasp a concept like fair competition? To moonbats, there is only opposition, which you deal with by crushing it — "by any means necessary," to quote one of Chairman Zero's most formative heroes.

Fair & balanced coverage.

On tips from LouieLouie, nancz, BURNING HOT, and Chad.



Kevin Jennings Exclusive Photo

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:22 AM

Imagine if the mainstream media were the least curious about the legions of unhinged ultra-left radicals Comrade Obama has set up as Czars. The press would follow them around like paparazzi, haranguing them everywhere they go, snapping candid photos like this one of militant pervert Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings at the White House entrance:

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Compliments of Ruth P.



Overpaid Dingbat Lectures Wall Street on Salaries

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 7:43 AM

Aging Obama Fluffer Katie Couric receives an estimated eight-figure salary ($15,000,000 per year, reportedly) while consistently finishing DFL in the nightly news ratings. But in defending the government's neo-Marxist foray into regulating executive pay, she presumes to lecture bankers and investors that their lack of performance should make them more humble.

Wall Street's seven figure svengalis got us into this mess in the first place. And taxpayers kept them afloat. Now isn't the time to pat themselves on the back. A little humility, not hubris, is in order.

Katie should be glad CBS doesn't pay on the basis of performance, or she'd be making less than the Drive-Thru girl at Taco Bell. ("I'd like a chalupa and a diet Pepsi please." "Que?")

The bankers who eagerly accepted taxpayer-funded bailouts have no room to whine. Like the scorpion said to the frog, "You knew what I was when you agreed to help me." What I am concerned about is that this is just the first stage of the broad regulation of compensation sought by Barney Frank and other radical Obamunists.

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Ex-Gay Books Banned

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:42 AM

One reason liberals hate Christianity so frenetically is that it teaches us that we can overcome sin and find redemption. According to moonbat ideology, we are hapless victims who cannot be held accountable for our own behavior. The idea that we have free will is heresy to progressives, so it is no surprise that books about ex-gays are getting banned by public school libraries:

Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX) says there's an entire community of people across the world who say that their sexual orientation changed from gay to straight. But they're not getting their message out, the group says, because libraries across the country refuse to carry literature that describes these experiences or any studies that support them.
So a book like "My Genes Made Me Do It!: A Scientific Look at Sexual Orientation" — which argues that sexuality is shaped by a variety of factors, not just biological — can't get a spot on the school library shelf.
Neither can "You Don't Have to Be Gay," which describes author Jeff Konrad's struggle to overcome his unwanted same-sex attractions.

If you want to see your book on school shelves, you have to take a very different point of view — i.e., you have to promote homosexuality to children.

"Baby Be-Bop," the coming-out story of a gay teen, which includes descriptions of his sexual encounters in bathroom stalls with men he never talks to, makes the stacks.
So does "Love & Sex: Ten Stories of Truth," which describes a gay teen's relationship with his tutor with excerpts like: "Matt had one leg locked between mine, so that his d— was smashed between his stomach and my thigh. And as his hand jerked up and down on me his hips humped with the same rhythm."

PFOX Executive Director Regina Griggs turned to the American Library Association for help. After all, the ALA has been promoting its annual Banned Books Week, devoted to shining a light on "the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States" and advancing the Library Bill of Rights, according to which:

• Libraries should provide materials and information presenting all points of view on current and historical issues. Materials should not be proscribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval.
• Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.
• Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas.

But these principles only apply to books that advance the degenerate agenda. Consequently, the liberal establishment's ALA blew off Griggs, refusing even to issue a statement opposing bans on ex-gay books. When Fox News tried to learn more, the ALA blew it off too, no doubt pleasing The Anointed One immensely.

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Banned.

On a tip from Chad.



The Pigeons

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:43 AM

Just a little silliness for a Friday morning.



Morning Briefs: Stuff You May Have Read Somewhere Else

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:55 AM

Good Morning Campers and Leftist Trolls Questioning Their Gender Roles,

Item Number One: The New York Times reports that our crybaby president spent part of his meeting with MSDNC fluffers Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow whining about the Fox News Channel. After meeting with two of his most loyal media fluffers, President Crybaby commented that Olbermann made up for in enthusiasm what he lacked in technique, and that Maddow gave it a good sporting try despite her obvious "handicap."

Related, another MSDNC Obama-fluffer, Chris "Tweety" Matthews claims the Religious Right in America is like the Taliban. One might point out to Tweety that the Religious Right in America does not advocate death for homosexuals (like Obama's friends in Teheran do), does not bundle women into Hefty sacks, does not bar women from being educated, does not ban music, is not blowing up innocent people in order to impose a dictatorial theocratic state. One might do that, but one would be wasting one's time because Chris Matthews is a deranged partisan hack.

Item Number Two: Chairman Zero's administration won't meet with FoxNews, but they will meet with the brutal regime of Myanmar (a.k.a. Burma). Myanmar is a brutal communist military dictatorship that has killed and imprisoned thousands of people. So, let's see if I understand this: Chairman Zero will meet with the brutal communist military dictatorship of Myanmar, but he won't speak to the democratic civilian government of Honduras because it was supposedly put in power by a "military coup." Maybe Honduras should declare itself communist and throw some people in prison. That would make Obama happy.

Item Number Three: The University of Michigan, determined to embarrass me and every other alum, has decided to remove the popular and historically accurate Amerindian dioramas from its museum of history, not because they offended anyone, but for an even more moonbatty reason: "Museums are often thought of as ... protecting the objects of the past." But trapping a "contemporary living culture" behind glass, is misleading and passive at best, insulting at worst, according to patronizing twit Richard West, director emeritus of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Because, as we all know, contemporary Chippewas and other Amerindian tribes are still hunter-gatherers using Stone Age tools.

Have a good weekend, campers. And lefty trolls, don't forget to take your meds.

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And then he trolled on Moonbattery



Nanny Rictus Botox on Elm Street

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:41 AM

I see at least two problems with this short. First of all, the fiend in the clip is a lot prettier than Madame Speaker. Second, 'Pelosi' on Elm Street is a lot more eloquent than the botox-addled twit who gave this rambling, barely coherent non-response to the question "Will there be a tax increase in 2010?"

NANCY PELOSI: Well, I-- well, there will be a time when we will hopefully lower taxes because of the comprehensive overview of our tax code. Over the-- even the corporate tax. And in-- budget that was passed re-- and in the recovery package, as well, we lowered taxes for the middle class. But as far as the other initiatives, the cap and-- the-- climate change and energy investments, as well as health care. They are designed to be job creators. Because they will lower the cost of energy. And lower the cost of health care to businesses.

The honest answer would have been, "Hells yeah, we're raising taxes! Big Government costs Big Money, fool! Why do you think Max Baucus wants to tax pacemakers and other lifesaving medical devices."

Hat Tip: Knowledge Is Power



October 22, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:54 PM

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Compliments of J.



MSNBC Takes Marching Orders From White House While on the Air

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:46 PM

In case anyone doubts that MSNBC is an extension of the Obamination Administration, here it is receiving guidance from the White House even as it broadcasts:

On a tip from Jay Guevara.



Chairman Zero's San Francisco Reception

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:37 PM

It seems like only yesterday, Obamao traveled to San Francisco and found himself doted on by obsequious acolytes who bobbed their heads in glassy-eyed delight as he denounced normal Americans as bitter losers clinging to their Bibles and guns out of desperation. But last week when he closed down the skies over the Bay Area to raise cash for the execrable DNC, he was greeted by this:

If this is the Moonbat Messiah's reception in ultra-liberal San Franfreakshow, Obamania is officially out of gas.

Compliments of Steve Kemp.



What Are They Trying to Hide?

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:15 PM

Our Democrat rulers are planning a train wreck behind closed doors:

On a tip from Ericka.



New York 23rd Congressional Race Blog Coverage

Posted by The MaryHunter at 6:30 PM

A wee public service announcement on behalf of Eric Odom:

Steven Foley and I are putting together a small team of bloggers to go to New York and cover the 23rd Congressional District Race. We plan on providing round the clock, nonstop coverage to coincide with the launch of our new project, 73wire.com.

Such a blogging effort requires financial support. Consider donating here.

Moonbattery has provided commentary on the NY 23rd race here, here and here. Stay tuned for more on this crucial, and disturbing, congressional race.


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Tax-loving, stimulus-cheering, gay marriage-supporting, card check favoring, friend of ACORN Moonbat Republican candidate Dede Scozzafava.

On a twip from ScottWGraves



Dick Grayson Identifies America's Enemies

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 1:50 PM

Florida Congressman Alan "Dick" Grayson has become a heart-throb of the progressive left by essentially accusing Republicans of health care genocide. Grayson was on MSDNC with far-left blowhard Ed Schultz and he identified America's enemies; and he didn't name Al Qaeda, the Taliban, or Iranians with nukes.

"Fox News and their Republican collaborators are the enemy of America," Grayson told MSNBC's Ed Schultz on Wednesday. "They're the enemy of anybody who cares about health care in this country, the enemy of anybody who cares about educating their children, the enemy of anybody who wants energy independence or anything good for this country. And certainly the enemy of peace, there's no doubt about that. They are the enemy."

I'm willing to bet a steak dinner no one in the MSM is going to label this "divisive rhetoric." Nothing a Democrat says is ever labeled as "divisive rhetoric." But the really cool thing is, because he repeats what the Progressive Left wants to hear, none of them recognize what a loose cannon this guy is. No one is going to tell this deranged attention whore to dial it back. Which means sooner or later, probably sooner, he is going to say something so bizarre, so beyond the pale that only the left-wing fever swamps of the Democratic Underground and Air Amerika will be able to stomach it.

I say, keep egging him on. Give him all the rope he needs.

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Gallup: Chairman Obamao's Approval Ratings in Historic Nosedive

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:10 PM

The Anointed One's presidency is historic, all right. Check out the historic dive in his approval ratings, as the liberal media hype wears off and the reality of what has been allowed into the White House begins to set in:

In Gallup Daily tracking that spans Barack Obama's third quarter in office (July 20 through Oct. 19), the president averaged a 53% job approval rating. That is down sharply from his prior quarterly averages, which were both above 60%.
In fact, the 9-point drop in the most recent quarter is the largest Gallup has ever measured for an elected president between the second and third quarters of his term, dating back to 1953.

If you own stock in Obamania, sell while you can.

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What's hyped up, must come down.

Hat tip: Hot Air. On a tip from J.



San Franfreakshow Ecofascists Don't Like Paper Bags Either

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:46 AM

Moonbats won't let us have nuclear power, but neither do they want us using fossil fuels. Similarly, inmates of the asylum known as San Francisco are not to use plastic bags, nor are they to use paper bags:

In a city that has already banned plastic shopping sacks there is a new foe: paper bags.
San Francisco Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi on Tuesday introduced legislation intended to encourage customers to bring their own shopping bags so stores can reduce the number of bags doled out at check out.
The ordinance, if passed, would require retailers to offer a 10-cent rebate to customers who use reusable sacks.
If the stores fail to comply, they would face fines from $100 to $500.

Note who pays the 10¢ rebate, which will add up to a fortune. If retailers want to stay in business, they have to pass extraneous costs like this on to the consumer — namely you. We hardly want to pay for this kind of posturing with so many out of work, most of whom unfortunately are not liberal bureauweenies.

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Dross Smirkarimi wants you to pay more for groceries to finance his eco-pose.

On a tip from Muddypaw.



Eco-Moonbats Want You to Eat Your Pets

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 9:26 AM

That outpost of far-left insanity known as the green movement wants you to know that cats and dogs are "unsustainable," and you should switch to edible pets instead.

“If you have a German shepherd or similar-sized dog, for example, its impact every year is exactly the same as driving a large car around,” Brenda Vale said.
In a study published in New Scientist, they calculated a medium dog eats 164 kilograms of meat and 95kg of cereals every year. It takes 43.3 square metres of land to produce 1kg of chicken a year. This means it takes 0.84 hectares to feed Fido.
They compared this with the footprint of a Toyota Land Cruiser, driven 10,000km a year, which uses 55.1 gigajoules (the energy used to build and fuel it). One hectare of land can produce 135 gigajoules a year, which means the vehicle’s eco-footprint is 0.41ha – less than half of the dog’s.

Their logical, "reality-based" conclusion is that cats and dogs should be eliminated, and that people should keep chickens, rabbits, and iguanas instead... so their owners can eat them. Which, sounds to me like what people in the third world do.

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Buster responds to the Moonbat Environmental Left.

Hat Tip: Watts Up with That



Moonbat Musicians Demand to Know What Music Was Used to "Torture" Terrorists

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:58 AM

Torture used to mean something. It used to mean the infliction of high levels of pain, assaults on the body that resulted in death or disfigurement. It used to mean broken bones, torn flesh, and lifelong disability. It used to mean whips, electrodes, branding irons, and other tools that even the Folsom Street crowd would have considered too much. When the Soviets and the Cubans did real torture to innocent people, the progressive left couldn't have cared less.

Then, for political reasons, the progressive left dumbed down the definition of torture until it meant simply "any discomfort of any degree or duration, however minor or brief, that a terrorist complains about." With this new definition, all kinds of things that result in no serious permanent damage --- pouring water on a terrorist's nose, turning up the air conditioning too high, leaving the lights on all night, solitary confinement, even raising one's voice during an interrogation --- met the definition and so could be used as a bludgeon against the United States and George W. Bush.

Also, prolonged exposure to really bad music is now also considered "torture" for the propaganda purposes of our enemies on the left. And now, the moonbat musicians of the left are demanding to know what music was used to "torture" detainees at Guantanamo Bay.

A high-profile coalition of artists -- including the members of Pearl Jam, R.E.M. and the Roots -- demanded Thursday that the government release the names of all the songs that were blasted since 2002 at prisoners for hours, even days, on end, to try to coerce cooperation or as a method of punishment. …
"In light of the patterns of widespread use of music as torture over the last seven years, difficulties in accessing these current detainees and the failure of the U.S. to explicitly rule out the use of loud music, the musicians' FOIA request is crucial for learning about the United States' past, present and even future use of music as a torture technique," said Jayne Huckerby, research director at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at the NYU School of Law.
Joining in the call for the release of information were dozens of musicians, including David Byrne, Billy Bragg, Steve Earle, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt and T-Bone Burnett.

Because protecting a prisoner from having to listen to repeated playing of "Shiny Happy People" or The Barney Song is so much more important to the progressive left than saving innocent lives from being blown up.

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At least Bruce Springsteen, David Byrne, Billy Bragg, Steve Earle, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt and T-Bone Burnett admit that listening to their music is torture



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:53 AM

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On a tip from J.



The Uniter Expands His Enemies List

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:41 AM

Remember all the hokey talk about how the Moonbat Messiah would unite us? Chairman Zero doesn't:

"When you're on their side, it's all OK, but if you're not, they rain hell down on you," said R. Bruce Josten, executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, bemoaning the administration's bellicose response to differing opinions on health care and financial regulatory reform proposals. …
The chamber, which was an early supporter of Mr. Obama's health care reform plans, views Mr. Obama as having betrayed his promise to reach out to those who think differently, in an honest attempt to reach compromises.
"The administration 'invites' folks to sit at their table, and then eviscerates them if they simply disagree with the conclusion at the end of the dialogue," Mr. Josten said.

The Anointed One's brittle hostility to anyone not drinking his Kool-Aid gives some a sense of déjà vu:

A senior Republican lawmaker on Wednesday raised concern that the White House was creating an "enemies list" in much the same way that the Nixon White House did.
"If the president and his top aides treat people with different views as enemies instead of listening to what they have to say, they're likely to end up with a narrow view and a feeling that the whole world is out to get them," said Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican.

That can happen with narcissistic megalomaniacs who are confronted by the reality that not everyone regards them as the cat's meow.

Obamao's petulant bullying is a factor delaying economic recovery.

"The administration is playing hardball," a former Wall Street lobbyist said. "No one wants to be the one that puts their head up to get it knocked off by the White House. Just ask the Chamber of Commerce or the health insurance industry how well that strategy worked for them."
But privately, banks, credit card companies and other financial-sector entities have expressed mounting frustration at what they say are unfair shots by the White House - accusing the president of exaggerating Wall Street's failings for political gain. …
The lobbyist argued that discrediting Wall Street is "self-defeating" because it is "delaying the repair of trust in an industry essential to economic recovery, growth and job creation."

On the brighter side, Dear Reader's attempts to demonize Fox News are sending ratings through the stratosphere. The public is well aware that having skeevy Administration goons like David Axelrod single out FNC as "not a news organization" means that it is the one news organization whose legitimacy is beyond question.

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Compliments of Jim Lavery.



Chavez Orders Proles to Limit Showers, Denies Stinking

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 7:47 AM

Progressive Hero and Obama BFF Hugo Chavez has ordered his subjects to limit their showers to three minutes and stop singing in the shower in response to a water shortage.

'Some people sing in the shower, in the shower half an hour. No kids, three minutes is more than enough. I've counted, three minutes, and I don't stink,' he said during a televised Cabinet meeting.

Under the Progressive Socialist leadership of Chavez, he has financed insurgencies throughout Latin America, shopped for billions in Russian Armaments, allied with Iran against the United States, and propped up fellow Marxists throughout the region. Most industries, including power generation, have been nationalized in order to make sure the people have a public option to replace greedy capitalism. How is that working out?

Venezuela has suffered several serious blackouts in the past year because of rapidly growing demand and under-investment, which has been aggravated by a drop in water levels in hydroelectric dams that provide most of its energy.

In other words, it's working as well as socialism always does.

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"You smell okay to me, comrade."



Sharpton, Jackson, What's the Difference?

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 7:40 AM

From the "Media Matters Would Have a Hissy-Fit if this Happened on Fox" Department:

MSNBC Dingbat Contessa Brewer has apologized for mixing up civil rights activists Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. She made the slip-up Wednesday while introducing Jackson during a segment on homelessness. After the introduction, Jackson stared at the camera from a studio in Burbank, Calif., and said, "I'm Rev. Jesse Jackson."

I guess black folk all look alike to MSDNC.

(That last sentence was ironic humor.)



NPR Objects to its Content Being Used to Inform the Public

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:02 AM

National Public Radio did a news story to promote the left's social agenda. Now, NPR is upset that their news story is being used against the left's social agenda.

NPR is taxpayer-financed. In a sense, its content belongs to the taxpayers of the United States. We pay for it. There's also a legal principle -- dear to the hearts of bloggers and satirists --- known as "fair use." Fair Use is the principle that allows a blogger commenting on a news story to include a brief quote from that story as part of the comment. A copyright expert is confident that the use of NPR's content falls within fair use.

The use is non-commercial (it is purely political); NPR's work is factual, not fictional; the portion used is brief; and such a use will have no significant effect on the market for NPR's work. And, importantly, the First Amendment is at its apogee in the context of a political campaign. See Monitor Patriot Co. v. Roy, 401 U.S. 265, 272 (1971) (First Amendment "has its fullest and most urgent application precisely to the conduct of campaigns for political office").

Between this and FoxNews, that darned First Amendment thing is turning out to be a real bee in the left-wing bonnet. I also would guess that NPR loved that report when it first aired, because it made them feel all progressive and edgy and stuff. They just don't want too much of the truth about the left's social agenda to get out to the voters, who may yet have a chance to stop it.

(Hat Tip: Patterico) (He notes this video may be removed again and has promised to repost it if it is. I have also downloaded a copy in case YouTube removes it. You can't stop the signal.)



Morning Briefs: Stuff You May Have Already Read Somewhere Else

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:42 AM

Good morning campers and left-wing sourpusssies,

Item Number One: Just to get this out of the way, the criminal racket known has ACORN has been caught red-handed committing vote fraud in New York state; but this will not stop its left-wing defenders from claiming that ACORN has never engaged in voter fraud. Also, there's a new video of ACORN attempting to facilitate prostitution and tax fraud, yet again.

Item Number Two: Safe School Czar and Pederast-Enabler Kevin Jennings contributed to an exhibit of pornographic art at Harvard University while a member of radical gay group ACT UP (a perfect moniker for a group best known for throwing tantrums in public.) The exhibit not only features really nasty pornographic images, but also urges the assassination of Ronald Reagan, George HW Bush, Mario Cuomo, and other public figures out of favor with the radical gay left.

In related news, the Los Angeles Police Department is severing ties with the group that runs its Explorer program for youth because that group is "linked to" the Boy Scouts. Left-wingers hate the Boy Scouts because of their policy against sending young boys camping with creeps like Kevin Jennings.

Item Number Three: Populist Blowhard Bill O'Reilly on Chairman Zero's War on Fox: "The Obama Administration is fighting harder against Fox News than the Taliban" At first I was going to tag this as hyperbole for the benefit of humorless buffoons, then I realized it was literally true. The Obama Regime wants FoxNews utterly defeated, not so the Taliban. The Obama Regime thinks the brutal murderers of the Taliban have a legitimate voice in the government of Afghanistan, but they don't think FoxNews or its viewers have a legitimate viewpoint, or should be allowed to participate in the American government.

Brought to you by America's Children: Sentenced to a lifetime of indentured servitude to pay off the Obamacrats' massive government debt.



October 21, 2009

Obama Administration Practicing... Propaganda?

Posted by The MaryHunter at 8:33 PM

Sen. Charles Grassley is a tad concerned that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius might be using federal funds to propagandize about ObamaCare:

Grassley points to the "state your support for health care reform this year" button featured on the HHS home page. Visitors can send an e-mail to President Obama praising his health care reform plan.
Grassley warns: "Any possible misuses of appropriated funds by the executive branch to engage in publicity or propaganda in support of an administration priority is a matter that must be taken seriously." He references House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's argument in 2005 that the use of official funds for similar activities were "underhanded tactics" that "are not worthy of our great democracy."

As if basically owning the media wasn't already enough for the Obamunists, now taxpayers have to pitch in even more for the ObamaCare pitch. Ask yourself: would Goebbels be proud enough?


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Separated at birth?



Alan Grayson Digs for New Lows

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:08 PM

Uh oh, Orlando Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) has gotten loose from his cage at Disney World again. His latest tasteless publicity stunt is to proclaim that 44,789 Americans die every year because the government has not yet seized control of the healthcare industry, and to use this fabricated fact to promote a ghoulish website devoted to blaming freedom for death itself.

This Names of the Dead website stunt violates House ethics rules because it was created out of Grayson's Congressional office. But who wants to squabble about ethics when 122 Americans die screaming in agony every day because Obamalosi has been denied control of the healthcare industry?

In case you missed Grayson's previous spectacle:

It isn't easy to separate yourself from the Democrat pack by being even more shameless, obnoxious, mendacious, and insane than the rest. Congrats, Rep. Grayson. Instead of 15 minutes, you get half an hour for your efforts. Unless the men in white coats arrive sooner.

On a tip from John R.



Like a Well-Trained Spaniel

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:08 PM

The White House wasn't kidding when they bragged about controlling the media. When communication apparatchiks at the White House email Mika Brezinksy during a live broadcast to correct some spin that had offended them as insufficiently obsequious to Dear Reader, Mike obediently pushes the White House talking point.

Well done, Mika. You've earned a pat on the head and a Jerky Treat.

BTW: Obama held a private meeting at the White House with Keith Uberdouche and Rachel Madcow, where both MSDNC hosts were run around a small arena outfitted with ramps and hoops. The White House chef even mixed in a little raw egg with their food to make sure they had nice, shiny coats. Chris Matthews was not invited, because the last time he went to the White House, he got a tingle down his leg and made a mess all over the rug.



Lamest Anita Dunn Defense Evah!

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 2:38 PM

Media Matters --- the Soros-financed source for left-wing talking points --- offers the lamest imaginable defense for Anita Dunn's profession that Mao Tse-Dung was one of her "favorite political philosophers"

In fact, Dunn actually said that Mao and Mother Theresa were "the two people that I turn to most to basically deliver a simple point, which is, you're going to make choices!"

Um, just a thought; Is there someone who isn't a mass-murdering Communist you could have used to "deliver a simple point, which is, you're going to make choices!"

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Scariest Job Chart Since the Great Depression

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:24 PM

Via The Business Insider:

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This is from July; an updated version would look even scarier, as jobs continue to go up in a puff of Hope and Change. More frightening still, every policy Comrade Obama and our off-the-rails Congress want to ram down our throats is likely to increase unemployment, most conspicuously including the Tax & Charade lunacy that will throw us out of work by the millions.

FDR relentlessly waged war on "the malefactors of great wealth" (better known as employers), driving unemployment through the roof. The result was the apex of Democrat power — total control of the federal government for over a decade, as more people saw themselves as helpless pawns, reliant on wealth redistribution. But in those days, we didn't have Fox News, talk radio, or the Internet to let us know what was being done to us. This is why the White House's campaign against Fox News is even more alarming than it is farcical. Eventually the Obamination Administration will move beyond trying to use FNC as Emmanuel Goldstein for its never-ending Two Minutes Hate and take positive steps to close down opposition media; it will have to if Chairman Obamao doesn't want a revolt on his hands.

Hat tip: Big Government, on a tip from TED.

Update:

Sure enough, this October version is even more terrifying:

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On a tip from Randy R.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:41 PM

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Compliments of Diversity Lane.



Hopey Change Comes to the Military

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:40 AM

The Anointed One explains how, contrary to reports, he has improved morale by turning the effort in Afghanistan into target practice for the Taliban as our troops hang defenseless in the breeze in a fake but accurate story from Scooter's Report:

President Obama reacted Thursday to published accounts claiming military morale in Afghanistan is plummeting, saying morale has improved under his administration.
"Like a parent who doesn't care, my predecessor was quick to entertain every whim of the commanders in the field, giving them a false sense of empowerment but in reality degrading overall morale by denying these commanders and their forces the character building and sense of accomplishment that can only come through adversity and need," Obama said in a recorded statement played for reporters.
"My administration has brought the one thing the U.S. military needed most, and that thing was hope," the President continued. "Additional troops and armament may have a place in war, but the most powerful force we wield is hope."

Hope won't get you a job, hold up the dollar, or pay down the deficit. But it must be good for something. Maybe it can be used to fight terrorists. Meanwhile, there is still no word on whether McChrystal will get the reinforcements he needs, and the demented rules of engagement still require our troops to get slaughtered to no purpose.

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The Commander in Chief radiates Hope.

On a tip from DisneyDadTX.



Even ABC Questions White House Attack on Fox News

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:54 AM

At last, an MSM journalist with a shred of credibility. At the White House yesterday, ABC's Jake Tapper laid into Comrade Obama's answer to Baghdad Bob over Big Government's campaign against Fox News:

Tapper: It's escaped none of our notice that the White House has decided in the last few weeks to declare one of our sister organizations "not a news organization" and to tell the rest of us not to treat them like a news organization. Can you explain why it's appropriate for the White House to decide that a news organization is not one…
[Press Secretary Robert] Gibbs: Jake, we render, we render an opinion based on some of their coverage and the fairness that, the fairness of that coverage.
Tapper: But that's a pretty sweeping declaration that they are "not a news organization." …
Gibbs: You and I should watch sometime around 9 o'clock tonight. Or 5 o'clock this afternoon.
Tapper: I'm not talking about their opinion programming or issues you have with certain reports. I'm talking about saying thousands of individuals who work for a media organization, do not work for a "news organization" — why is that appropriate for the White House to say?
Gibbs: That's our opinion.

Maybe the media is experiencing the first stirrings of regret over having created this monster. If the Obamination Administration succeeds in destroying Fox News and talk radio (probably with a race-based attack by the FCC Diversity Czar), next in the crosshairs will be the liberal establishment media that installed The Anointed One in office. In countries run by Marxists, every word must conform to the regime's script. Hopey McChange's enablers may get eaten last, but they will still get eaten.

Unsurprisingly, Obama puppeteer George Soros agrees that a news organization is not a news organization unless it says exactly what the government wants it to say. His Moveon.org outfit is circulating a petition demanding that all Democrat pols stay off Fox News.

This is how totalitarians have done things everywhere else they've taken power, so none of this should come as a surprise as the militant left consolidates control of our country.

Hat tip: It's Curtains for You.



Wanted: Pot-Head Journalists

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:54 AM

Despite the financial troubles the mainstream media has brought on itself by sneering at both the public and journalistic professionalism in pursuit of its progressive agenda, there are still jobs to be found in print news. For example, Westword — Denver's version of the militantly liberal Village Voice — is looking for a cannabis critic:

The medical marijuana review business is booming as states like Colorado and California have seen an explosion in the number of pot shops.
A Denver alternative newspaper recently posted an ad for what some consider the sweetest job in journalism - a reviewer of the state's marijuana dispensaries and their products. …
The Denver paper, Westword, … already has gotten more than 120 applicants, many of them offering to do the reviews for free. When the newspaper settles on a permanent critic for its new "Mile Highs and Lows" column, industry watchers say, it will be the first professional newspaper critic of medical marijuana in the country. …
The newspaper hasn't yet settled on a freelance fee for the reviews; it's currently running an essay contest and sharing excerpts of potential critics talking about what marijuana means to them. "Marijuana isn't just important to me, it is my life," gushed one hopeful.

Now there's a guy with a future in journalism. The Fourth Estate will need something to live for after Obamania crashes and burns.

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Sick of a job for which he has no qualifications, The One sent in his resume.

On a tip from Graycat.



A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 9:19 AM

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Tax-loving, stimulus-cheering, gay marriage-supporting, card check favoring, friend of ACORN Moonbat Republican Dede Scozzafava and her sandal-wearing, shower-averse, hippie supporter.

"Republican" candidate for New York's 23rd Congressional District scored another important endorsement today... that of Daily "Screw 'Em" Kos.

Also, her campaign is smearing the reporter she sicced the cops on for daring to ask her questions at a political event.

Polls say she can't win, but the local Republican establishment would rather lose the seat to a Democrat than admit they made a mistake and pull out their anointed far-left Republican.



Amherst, Mass Welcomes Terrorists

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:49 AM

A college town in Massachusetts --- could there be any more place of concentrated Moonbattery outside the San Francisco Bay Area? -- is throwing down the welcome mat for terrorists released from Club Gitmo.

Amherst leaders are backing a resolution offering the Massachusetts college town as a possible resettlement home for two Guantanamo detainees if they are released from the military prison.
The board voted 2-1 yesterday to endorse a warrant article filed on behalf of the two men by the group Pioneer Valley No More Guantanamos. The resolution would require approval from town meeting. It also calls on Congress to lift a ban on relocating former Guantanamo prisoners — even those cleared of wrongdoing — from resettling in the U.S.
"Anyone who hates America can't be all bad," said one council member.

I may have made that last part up, but you know they were thinking it. After all, it was a professor at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst who said, “[The U.S.] flag is a symbol of terrorism and death and fear and destruction and oppression.”

At the same time, a man in Sudbury, Massachusetts has been arrested for plotting to blow up shopping malls in support of Global Jihad. That should impress the UMass Admissions office.



Magic Mouse Moonbattery

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:44 AM

By now we're used to Apple going out of its way to pander to moonbats, but this goes a little overboard:

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How many wheels will have to come off the disastrous Obamination Administration before even Apple realizes that this ham-fisted "if you worship Dear Reader, then buy our product" approach won't help them expand their consumer base?

On a tip from Burger.



Dateline Canada: New Law Bans Criminals from Receiving Welfare, But Not Really

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:10 AM

In British Columbia, legislation has been introduced that would make criminals with outstanding warrants will be denied welfare benefits.

People with outstanding warrants will be denied income assistance in British Columbia as soon as next year if legislation introduced yesterday is passed into law, said Rich Coleman, Minister of Housing and Social Development. "People who have outstanding warrants shouldn't be getting welfare until they clean up the problem,"

Sounds great, right? Well, wait for the punchline.

But Mr. Coleman said the government will not run criminal background checks on welfare applicants to enforce the policy. Instead, it will rely on criminals to disclose their outstanding legal issues when they make an application.

Can anyone ... or everyone... spot the problem here?

Time for a rousing rendition of 'The Canada Song.'

Spare a loonie, brother?



Big Scoop at the Register-Star

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:08 AM

The headline screams:

State Trooper makes traffic stop on Joslen Boulevard

Now to the story:

A New York State Trooper pulls over a vehicle near the three-way intersection on Joslen Boulevard in Greenport Monday. The reason for the stop and the outcome of the investigation remain unknown.

No conjecture, no spin, no fabrication, no statolatry, no starry-eyed attempts to change the world — just the facts. If only the rest of the media would learn from the Register-Star's inspiring example. To paraphrase Dirty Harry, the mainstream media's got to know its limitations.

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Actual photograph of a car pulled over by a State Trooper.

On a tip from Murff.



Tea Party Breaks Out in San Francisco

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:01 AM

Of all the preposterous claims made by Obamunists before the cataclysm that befell us last November, the one surest to draw bitter laughter from those who knew better was the promise that this megalomaniacal Marxist would unite us. Yet amazingly enough, that's the one promise he may fulfill. Just as all patriotic Americans loathe what he has been doing to this country, moonbats fume that he hasn't burned it down quickly enough. Despite the MSM and the shrinking few who take its viewpoint seriously, we're becoming united in opposition to this tragic farce of a presidency — as evidenced by the angry crowd of over 1,000 protestors who turned out to greet Chairman Zero's DNC fundraising mission in San Francisco last week. Still more amazing than seeing San Fransicko streets choked with Tea Party patriots was the sight of the most rabid moonbats sharing the same object of ire — even if for totally different reasons. A few samples from Zombie's excellent coverage:

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Patriots are everywhere, even the Bay Area.

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Not even Obama is nutty enough for some.

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I'm sure he'll find out soon.

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Surrender to Castro now!

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Still guffawing over the Nobel farce.

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Why has the internal combustion engine still not been banned?

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If freedom falls here, there will be nowhere to run.

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They're still out there.

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More right than he knew, as we're learning.

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The evils of America make a moonbat burst into tears.

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A lucrative career endorsing products awaits The One.

Only in the magic era of Hopey Change could patriots and moonbats agree: the American people were sold a bill of goods.

On a tip from J.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:30 AM

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Via Grouchy Old Cripple, on a tip from TED.



Morning Briefs: Stuff You May Have Already Read Somewhere Else

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:52 AM

Good Morning Campers and Idiot Left-Wing Trolls Psychotically Obsessed with FoxNews and Rush Limbaugh,

Item Number One
: The New York (Waste of) Times is laying off 100 newsroom people. So, if you own a small business and have been looking to hire an experienced reporter to write fawning articles about Barack Obama or a gay guy to write stupid articles about his stupid little dog, you can probably hire one pretty cheap about now.

BTW, The Waste of Times endorsed Democrat Jon Corzine for governor of New Jersey out of admiration for his efforts to stop global warming by taxing the people so much and creating so much unemployment no one can afford to create any greenhouse hases.

Item Number Two: Greg Louganis is out of the closet... as a Black Man.

It is also worth celebrating that many leading black icons have been lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), most notably the US black liberation hero Malcolm X. Other prominent black LGBTs include jazz singer Billie Holiday, author and civil rights activist James Baldwin, soul singer-songwriter Luther Vandross,... Olympic diving gold medalist Greg Louganis...

Item Number Three: The the Japanese have added a new word to their dictionary.

obamu: (v.) To ignore inexpedient and inconvenient facts or realities, think “Yes we can, Yes we can,”

Yeah, ignoring facts and realities is pretty much the theme of this administration.

Today's morning briefs are brought to you by the beauty and dignity of gay marriage.

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Sorry fellas, they're just not into you. (Knowledge Is Power)



October 20, 2009

Ron Bloom: Another Mao Fan in the White House

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:36 PM

Mao Tse Tung was the worst tyrant in human history, having brought about the death of 70,000,000 of his own subjects during peacetime. He was a totalitarian communist who reduced every soul in the most populous nation on earth to absolute slavery. This gives him a great deal of cachet among liberals. Obama's Communications Director Anita Dunn regards Mao as one of her "favorite political philosophers." She might not be alone. Here's Obama's Manufacturing Czar Ron Bloom:

"Power comes from the barrel of a gun." So much for the consent of the governed.

Mao's cult of personality foreshadowed the quasi-religious excesses of our Obamunist media. Via Cristy Li:

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Normally people wouldn't want their idol compared with the worst butcher ever. But Obamunists don't mind. Look what's for sale at the Washington DC Souvenir Headquarters:

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Hopey Change is pure evil draped with flowers, peace signs, and smiley faces.

On a tip from J. Hat tips: Hot Air, Ace of Spades HQ.



Boycott CCHD

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:56 PM

The ultra-left hasn't just taken over our government. It is also co-opting religion. Yet another example:

There ought to be a special place in hell for swindlers who con Catholics out of cash on behalf of bureaucrats and community activist rackets that promote abortion.

On a tip from Judith M.



Community Organizer College

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:43 PM

Education in the Age of Obama:

On tips from Bill T and Henry.



Porkulus Meets the Tenth Amendment

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:38 PM

Somebody gets what's going on. From Stockbridge, Georgia, where the American spirit still survives:

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Some might argue that the Tenth Amendment was effectively repealed by FDR, making a tyrant like Obama inevitable. If so we need to reinstate it, whatever the cost.

On a tip from J.



Moonbat Tech: Eco-Lawnmower

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:29 PM

For all the $billions flushed down the rat hole of "green" technology, in the end we're going to end up with advances like this:

In New York, Congressman Gary Ackerman has enlisted about two dozen goats in Kings Point Park on Long Island's Gold Coast. They'll assist AmeriCorps volunteers in removing vines that are destroying the 175-acre park.
Ackerman's aides say they contacted the White House over the summer seeking help.
Eleven Americorps volunteers will spend six weeks pulling up the thick and thorny vines. The goats are expected to devour the remainder of the vines, known as cat green briar.
Because the park is a protected wetland, chemicals cannot be used to combat the vines.

Meanwhile, in the Boston suburb Andover, goats have been recruited to keep a public meadow tidy.

The goats can clear as much as a half acre every three days at no cost. The fact it's free is important to Andover officials, since money is tight and they couldn't afford the heavy equipment, fuel and labor needed to clean up the meadow. Plus, goat landscaping is environmentally friendly.

Moonbatty corporations Google and Yahoo also use goats as landscaping equipment. This phenomenon will continue to spread until liberals realize that goats breathe, belch, and even indulge in flatulence, thus producing the greenhouse gases that allegedly imperil the sacred polar bears.

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Maybe the goats could be fitted with these, compliments of Unscrupulous.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Church and State Team Up to Censor Fox News and Talk Radio

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 10:52 AM

Several left-of-center churches are petitioning the FCC to investigate "Hate Speech" on talk radio.

We know that to the left, even the suggestion that African-American quarterback doesn't live up to his hype can be labeled Hate Speech. We know that to the left, a radio host can be indicted for hate speech even for completely fabricated "quotes." In this case, "Hate Speech is defined as supporting the enforcement of American Immigration Law."

Members of the UCC's email distribution list received the following message from the executive director of the UCC's Office of Communication, Inc., the Rev. J. Bennett Guess.

Does violence in the media, particularly hate speech against immigrants, impact levels of actual violence?
That's the question we will be asking during the 2009 Media Violence Fast, October 19-26. We invite your participation at www.mediaviolencefast.org.
As a participant, you will be asked to sign a petition to the Federal Communications Commission asking that it open a notice of inquiry into hate speech in the media. We will also urge the National Telecommunications and Information Agency to update its 1993 report, The Role of Telecommunications in Hate Crimes.
Together, we can express our concern about the frequency and tone of anti-immigrant remarks made by several TV and radio commentators, such as Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Michael Savage and Lou Dobbs.

The article goes on to detail a very cozy relationship between left-wing church leaders and FCC commissioners.

The article notes that several religious denominations have signed on to the request to the FCC. They are: the United Church of Christ, U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops, the Islamic Society of North America, United Methodist Communications, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and "several other faith groups."

Funny how the left doesn't mind the commingling of church and state when it suits the Obamunist agenda.



Serve.gov Recruits Pro-Abortion Muscle

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:22 AM

Attention moonbats: Comrade Obama has called upon volunteers to serve; volunteering is so important, Dems would like to make it mandatory. Now you have a chance to serve Chairman Zero in the most progressive way possible, by facilitating the liberal sacrament of abortion on his behalf. The nation's largest abortion mill Planned Parenthood is recruiting muscle through the Moonbat Messiah's Serve.gov. Lisa Stauber reports:

Earlier this week, Breitbart's BigGovernment site outed Serve.gov as promoting volunteer opportunities at the beleagured ACORN. Those posts have since been scrubbed, but I wondered what other opportunities this administration might be promoting.
Typing in the keyword "health" and selecting "Houston" brought up Planned Parenthood's need for volunteers to protect clients from the 40 Days for Life prayer vigil participants. Their job? Make sure prolife protestors don't speak or give any information to women seeking abortions at the clinic.

We wouldn't want Planned Parenthood to have to dip into its record profits or massive public financing to pay its goons.

Hat tips: The Blogprof, Jill Stanek.



Power Companies Sued for Causing Katrina

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:56 AM

After all the wasted taxpayer $billions, the Katrina free money bonanza isn't over. Pathologically greedy lawyers are laying the groundwork to sue everyone in sight for causing the hurricane by emitting CO2.

The suit was brought by landowners in Mississippi, who claim that oil and coal companies emitted greenhouse gasses that contributed to global warming that, in turn, caused a rise in sea levels, adding to Hurricane Katrina's ferocity.
For a nice overview of the ruling, and its significance in the climate change battle, check out this blog post by J. Russell Jackson, a Skadden Arps partner who specializes in mass tort litigation. The post likens the Katrina plaintiffs' claims, which set out a chain of causation, to the litigation equivalent of "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon."
The central question before the Fifth Circuit was whether the plaintiffs had standing, or whether they could demonstrate that their injuries were "fairly traceable" to the defendant's actions. The defendants predictably assert that the link is "too attenuated."
But the Fifth Circuit held that at this preliminary stage in the litigation, the plaintiffs had sufficiently detailed their claims to earn a day in court.
In so holding, the court notably quoted a recent Supreme Court opinion that "accepted as plausible the link between man-made greenhouse gas emissions and global warming" along with the fact that "rising ocean temperatures may contribute to the ferocity of hurricanes."

If the campaign to use preposterous pseudoscience to sue over CO2 emissions takes hold, our civilization will literally loot itself to death. There is no human activity, including breathing, that does not produce this utterly harmless gas.

Meanwhile, other warmists attempt to explain the dearth of severe hurricanes recently by claiming that the nonexistent global warming phenomenon actually suppresses hurricanes. Scientific reality is now reinvented on a regular basis so as to facilitate looting sprees and power grabs.

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The looting continues to this day.

On a tip from Lyle.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:30 AM

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Compliments of Thoynes, with thanks to Oiao.



Obama Closes Down the Sky for DNC Fundraiser

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:18 AM

Comrade Obama rules not only the land, but also the air above it. On a whim, he can close down airspace, imposing no-fly zones that cost the public untold amounts of money. This he did for the sake of raising money for the DNC in San Francisco recently:

Jim Gray has submitted a bill to the White House and the Democratic National Committee in the amount of $2565 dollars, representing the business which has been lost at his Oakland Flyers flight school during a campaign fund-raising visit by President Obama.
The visit Thursday night brought a TFR [temporary flight restriction] to the Bay area of California from 1700 till 1000 Friday, which meant Gray's fleet sat parked, students had to have their lessons cancelled, and both the flight school and the instructors lost money.
Gray comments, "If it was for something related to global affairs, I'd have no problem with it. But if it's just for fundraising, kind of do it on somebody else's dime."

Fortunately not every business that is bruised financially by Chairman Zero's high-handed rule of the air submits a bill. If the bills were actually paid, the government might start to run a deficit, and our responsible leadership wouldn't want that. But it is a good thing to have warning when Obamamites are in the area, in case they start buzzing famous landmarks for photo ops again.

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TFR trouble, via Aviation Mentor.

On a tip from Air2air.



Chairman Zero Won't Celebrate the End of Soviet Communism

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:04 AM

Chairman Zero will not be attending festivities in Berlin marking the 20th Anniversary of the Fall of Communism. And why should he celebrate? After all, his side lost.

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Glenn Beck Extends Olive Branch to Obamao White House

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 7:06 AM

While the White House continues a war on FoxNews that even Helen Thomas finds foolish and ill-advised, at least one FoxNews host (not named Shepard Smith) has tried to meet the White House halfway. In what was no doubt intended as a peace offering to Anita Dunn, Robert "Family Guy" Gibbs, Rahm Emmanuel, and Mao-loving Manufacturing Czar Ron Bloom, Glenn Beck dressed up his hotline guy in a Mao outfit.

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Just Say Mao (Gateway Pundit

Now, while it's unlikely that FoxNews or Glenn Beck is going to adopt the posture of genuflection that the Obama White House regarda as the only legitimate media position, give him credit for acknowledging the adoration this White House has for the communist murderer of 70,000,000 human beings.

Paraphrasing NRO, a Moonbat is someone who thinks there's nothing wrong with praising Mao as a great philosopher, but a crime against humanity to say that Donovan McNabb is a so-so quarterback.



Gordon Brown: 50 Days Before Global Warming Doom Descends

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:45 AM

In light of this revelation, there is only one sensible course of action: PANIC!

World leaders have 50 days to save the Earth from irreversible global warming, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Monday.
Brown said climate catastrophe would occur if world leaders fail to agree on a climate protection deal at a major climate conference this December in Copenhagen, Denmark.
"If we do not reach a deal at this time, let us be in no doubt: Since once the damage from unchecked emissions growth is done, no retrospective global agreement, in some future period, can undo that choice. By then it will be irretrievably too late," Brown told the Major Economies Forum, a conference bringing together representatives from the world's 17 biggest polluters in London.

Since some of the biggest polluters have no interest in deliberately crippling their own economies — i.e., China, India, Brazil — the chances of bureauweenies substantially reducing harmless CO2 emissions are close to nil. The chances of them affecting the weather in any way are exactly nil. Make the most of your last 50 days!

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Gordon Brown, voice of doom.

On a tip from mega.



WaPo Makes the FAIL Blog

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:27 AM

The dross churned out by the liberal establishment's propaganda industry has a use, other than propping up Chairman Zero's absurd presidency — it provides raw material for the FAIL Blog, which apparently found this gem Dumpster diving at the Washington Compost:

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It isn't easy getting a poll to indicate that half of any population outside of a nuthouse thinks Comrade Obama has earned a prize that couldn't be found in a box of Cracker Jacks.

Via Jawa Report, on a tip from BURNING HOT.



Morning Briefs: Stuff You May Have Already Read Somewhere Else

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 3:41 AM

Good morning, campers

Item Number One
:I believe I mentioned yesterday how the Republican Party has nominated pro-abortion, pro-union, pro-tax Olympia Snowe-clone Dede Scozzafava to run in the special election for New York's 23rd district. It gets worse. At a campaign dinner, a reporter from the Weekly Standard challenged Ms. Sozzafava on card check, increasing taxes to pay for socialized health care, and including abortion in socialized health care. Ms. Scozzafava responded by calling the police on him.

Item Number Two
: Speaking of abortion and ObamaCare, under HR 3200, the House version of the ObamaCare bill supported by Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats, Planned Parenthood would be given free reign to operate clinics in public schools at taxpayer expense. But remember, there's no abortion in ObamaCare. Dear Reader said so.

Item Number Three: Fresh from trumpeting phony Rush Limbaugh quotes, CNN Anchor and vehicular homicide enthusiast Rick Sanchez once again covers himself in neo-Marxist glory by comparing Sheriff Joe Arpaio to legendary racist police chief Theophilus "Bull" Connor. If you can get how enforcing immigration law = turning firehoses on black children, you are perilously close to understand moonbat psychology and should probably lie down for a while.

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"Don't worry Mr. Sanchez, we'll cover this up, just like last time."



October 19, 2009

Obama/Ahmadinejad Duet

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:38 PM

Who could make for a better duet than Mad Mahmoud and the Terrorist Enabler in Chief?

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



Abortion Queen: I'm All for a Single-Payer System

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:24 PM

As if we needed any more evidence that the objective of Comrade Obama's healthcare blitz is to absorb the industry into the federal blob, here's another top Demonrat — Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sibelius, aka the Abortion Queen — admitting that she is "all for a single-payer system … eventually."

They may not be able to impose the single-payer system immediately for the same reason they have to call it by euphemisms instead of its proper name: nationalization. Virtually no one wants the government to seize control of the entire health insurance industry. But the will of the people is unlikely to stop our liberal rulers; at best it will slow them down a little, causing them to crawl with their bellies even closer to the ground as they slither up surreptitiously on what's left of our liberty, taking over one industry at a time like a snake devouring a nest full of eggs.

On a tip from Ericka.



Heroes Hanging in the Breeze

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:09 PM

Here's what the vermin running the government are doing to our troops in Afghanistan:

They aren't over there to win; they aren't given the resources they need or even allowed to attack the enemy. Their job is to get killed for awhile, until it suits Chairman Zero's political purposes to run up the white flag and bring them home.

On a tip from Kirk.



3,000 NHS Staff Get Taxpayer Provided Private Insurance

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:57 PM

Liberal Democrats champion public schools, while denying poorer, browner people the chance to access them.

Liberal Democrats insist on a public option for Peasant Health Care, but make sure they will not have to use it, and will keep their gold-plated health care system instead.

But that hypocrisy is not nearly so rich as the fact that Airstrip One's socialized National Health Service buys private insurance for 3,000 members of its staff, including doctors, nurses, paramedics and ambulance drivers... to any sane person, this is a de facto admission that socialized health care sucks.

And wait until you read how NHS rationalizes the practice:

The health department defended the practice and said sending doctors, nurses and other key staff for private treatment helped to get them back to work.
“If trusts want to get their staff back to work more quickly they can’t jump NHS waiting lists, so going private is an option,” said the spokesman.

This is probably the closest any NHS bureaucrat will come to admitting how craptacular and dysfunctional Airstrip One's system of socialized medicine is.

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The official motto of bureaucratized health care



Eco-Psychologist: Another Useless 'Green Job'

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 12:56 PM

Knowledge Is Power reports on a meeting tonight to help the Gaia Cultists cope with environmental anxiety.

A discussion of the mental stages people go through when facing climate change and dwindling natural resources will feature eco-psychologist Sarah Edwards from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the MIXX-96 meeting room, 119 Washington St. N.E., Olympia.
The free public event is sponsored by Transition Olympia, an Olympia-based grass-roots group working on solutions to climate change and dependence on oil.

I wonder if we could convince these lunatics that the best way to cope with climate anxiety is a no-exit sweat lodge.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:22 AM

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Compliments of John L.



Top Obamunist: We Control the Media

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:12 AM

For once Comrade Obama's Communications Director Anita Dunn — who regards the most blood-soaked tyrant in human history as one of her "favorite political philosophers" — has something to say that isn't a lie. She admits that from even before the Moonbat Messiah's Ascension, the quasi-communist Obama regime has absolutely controlled the propaganda we're fed by the liberal establishment media.

President Obama's presidential campaign focused on "making" the news media cover certain issues while rarely communicating anything to the press unless it was "controlled," White House Communications Director Anita Dunn disclosed to the Dominican government at a videotaped conference.

Here she goes:

As the founding father of liberal ideology Karl Marx said,

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.

The first time around, the world got Joseph Goebbels. Now it gets Anita Dunn.

On a tip from Mattius Maximus. Hat tip: The Reaganite Republican.



Harvey Milk - Typical Progressive Hero

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 10:49 AM

RINO Governor Arnold "The Taxinator" Schwarzeneggar has signed a bill creating a state holiday for Progressive Hero Harvey Milk.

Daniel J. Flynn, writing in the City Journal, acquaints readers with details that were left out of or utterly distorted in Sean Penn's film hagiography of Milk's life, such as the fact that he was a political opportunist who relentlessly promoted himself but had no political accomplishments, was a complete media whore who staged attacks to make himself appear like a victim, lied about his past, and called those who disagreed with him "Nazis."

And as the left is wont to do, when Milk was murdered by a disgruntled, unstable politician, the event was transformed by the left into an anti-gay hate crime and cause celebre. Just like Matthew Shepard's murder by two drug-addled robbers would be transmuted into a hate crime some years later.

What separates Harvey Milk from other leftist heroes like Che Guevara and Mao Tse-Dung is that Harvey Milk is not known to have killed large numbers of innocent people. But even though Harvey was not down in Jonestown handing out the Kool-Aid, he did do the next best thing by defending and supporting Jim Jones's deranged, delusional, and ultimately deadly cult.

“Rev. Jones is widely known in the minority communities here and elsewhere as a man of the highest character, who has undertaken constructive remedies for social problems which have been amazing in their scope and effectiveness,” Supervisor Milk wrote President Jimmy Carter seven months before the Jonestown carnage.

It's not Che, but it's close enough to make him a hero of the bloodthirsty progressive left.



Government Healthcare Applied to AIDS in DC

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:11 AM

We don't need a crystal ball to see what healthcare will degenerate into as Big Government tightens the grip on its throat. Just refer to the District of Columbia, where most everything falls under the purview of liberal statists:

In a city ravaged by the highest rate of AIDS cases in the nation, the D.C. Health Department paid millions to nonprofit groups that delivered substandard services or failed to account for any work at all, even as sick people searched for care or died waiting.
More than $1 million in AIDS money went to a housing group whose ailing boarders sometimes struggled without electricity, gas or food. A supervisor said she was ordered to create records for ghost employees.
About $400,000 was paid to a nonprofit organization, launched by a man who once ran one of the District's largest cocaine rings, for a promised job-training center that has never opened.
More than $500,000 was earmarked for a housing program whose executive director had a string of convictions for theft, drugs and forgery. After the D.C. Inspector General's Office could find no evidence that he was operating an AIDS nonprofit group, the city terminated the grant but never sought repayment.
All told, the Health Department's HIV/AIDS Administration awarded more than $25 million from 2004 to 2008 to nonprofit agencies marked by questionable spending, a lack of clients, or lapses in record-keeping and care, a 10-month Washington Post investigation found.

The conservative solution to AIDS would be to stop spreading it by indulging in degenerate behavior. The liberal solution is to shovel mountains of other people's money at corrupt ACORN types. Guess which approach will be used under ObamaCare.

On a tip from Puffdaddy.



Fatal Moonbattery

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:24 AM

Three people died and 21 were injured because a New Age guru convinced them to participate in a "sweat lodge ceremony" in Arizona.

Self-help expert and author James Arthur Ray had rented the Angel Valley Retreat Center for his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event that culminated in a sweat lodge ceremony.
Between 55 and 65 people were in the makeshift sweat lodge over a two-hour period, and authorities said participants were highly encouraged but not forced to remain inside for the entire time.


Police are investigating the deaths as homicides
, primarily because there is not yet a statutory classification for "Darwin Award Try-Outs."

During the sweat lodge ceremony, the guru phoned in and "stressed the importance of eating healthy food, exercising, resting, meditation and surrounding themselves with 'like-minded individuals.'" Good Lord, moonbats have to pay someone to tell them that?

Narcissism and New Age paganism are a fatal combination. Those people would still be alive if they had opted for a church pew instead of a "sweat lodge."



Anti-Semitism: Okay for Obamunists, Not for Others

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:53 AM

The hebephrenic anti-Semitism continues unabated at Chairman Zero's closely moderated website. Pamela Gellar reports:

In April 2008 a typical post appeared, claiming that "Jews owe Africa and Africans everything they have today because if Africa did not shelter them when they were homeless and starving, they would not be here today." And in July 2008, a piece called "They fear peace" by Kate Smythe-Blake went up on Obama's site. "The kike filth," Smythe-Blake ranted, "are trying to steal this election from us. But this is our time. The kike live in fear of peace. They fear happiness. The thought of people living happily in peace without killing each other frightens the horde of kike that runs our government. But when pieces of kike use their kike manipulation tactics to stop Barack, it is time to strike back. There is nothing a kike army can do when faced with progressive people who are determined to achieve peace. We will achieve lasting peace."
When such things went up on Obama's website (and often stayed there for long periods), the Jewish lay leadership in this country said nothing, did nothing, and supported this man. Now he is President of the United States, and there is even more ugly Jew hatred and incitement to kill Jews on Obama's website. It harks back to the Jewish blood libels. Obama's website has become a hub for Islamic antisemitism.
On October 5, a post went up on Obama's website entitled "Nazi Israel … Indeed." It quoted a Princeton professor, Richard Falk, referring to Israel's "war crimes", "genocidal tendencies", "holocaust implications", and "holocaust-in-the-making." It spoke about Israel's "Nazi-like crimes and human rights violation." It claimed: "Comparing the present-day Israel with Nazi Germany one discovers that the majority of the Israeli policies are the exact copies of the Nazi policies. Nazi Germany had invaded its European neighbors extending from England to Russia. Israel had also invaded all its neighboring countries; Egypt, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon. It is also heavily involved in the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan. Its tentacles had also reached African countries as far as South Africa, Somalia, Sudan, Angola, and Sierra Leone."
Continuing the lies and blood libels, the post claims: "Worse than the Nazis Israeli forces used to invade peaceful Palestinian towns, execute men, women and children in cold blood everywhere and anywhere they encounter them, dynamite their homes on top of their residents, and finally demolish the whole town making room for new Israeli colonies." It charges that Israel pursued "a pre-meditated genocidal plan" against the Palestinian Arabs.

Too bad for world renowned tenor Ronan Tynan that he doesn't march with the Moonbat Messiah. Anti-semitism is such an unthinkable thought crime for the rest of us that Tynan has been banned from his traditional singing of "God Bless America" during playoff games for the New York Yankees because he made a lame joke about not wanting Jews in his apartment building. Presumably it would have been okay for Tynan to say he didn't want genocidal Nazi kikes in his apartment building, so long as he said it with an Obama button on his chest.

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Yet, addled by moonbattery, about 78% of American Jews voted for Obama.

On tips from Anonymous Countermoonbat and Wiggins.



Endangered RINO Update

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:56 AM


In New York's 23rd Congressional District, Republican party hacks nominated Dede Scozzafava, an ACORN-friendly, pro-abortion, tax-and-spend liberal Republican married to a union organizer as the candidate to replace Republican John McHugh. The Conservative Party, which usually backs the Republican candidate, instead put up Doug Hoffman, a true fiscal conservative, who has turned what was a sure thing into a toss-up. The dead-from-the-neck-up Republican National Committee has also been pouring money into Scozzafava's campaign.

In the Florida Senate race, Charlie Crist - the Obama-loving, stimulus-loving, global-warming-true-believer chosen by the Republican establishment - has yet to win a party straw poll over conservative challenger Marco Rubio. Rubio is also doing better in fundraising, although he still lags behind Crist.

Conservatives may not win these battles, but it's important to fight them. Having two parties run by Gaia-worshiping socialist moonbats doesn't do anyone any good.



War on Dissent Updates

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:14 AM

The progressive left continues its war on Rush Limbaugh, FoxNews, and anyone else who questions Dear Reader. The left can't defeat our opinions with facts or reason, so they try to shut us down. They are terrified that people might hear something other than their version of events.

Item Number One: David Frum continues his Andrew Sullivanesque descent into madness. This time proposing, preposterously, that Rush Limbaugh has been faking his conservatism for the past 20 years. Blogger Five Feet of Fury (No, that's not Robert Reich [that would be four-and-a-half-feet of horsecrap]) responds to Frum's proposition.

It is more probable to liberals that a non-toxic gas emitted through cow farts is the cause of "global warming" rather than, say, that giant super mega hot round thing in the sky.
It is more probable to liberals that an anti-communist President was magically murdered throught the sheer power of free-floating right-wing hostility death rays concentrated within the 214 area code, rather than by a Marine sharp shooter turned communist traitor who'd just bought a mail order rifle and worked a few yards from the crime scene.
And it is more probable to liberals that Rush Limbaugh is just pretending to mean what he says.
Even while stoned on oxycontin and waking up profoundly deaf one morning, Limbaugh managed to deliver amazingly convincing yet secretly insincere improvised monologues for three hours a day, five days a week, for the last 22 years, on live radio, fooling an astonishing 20 million people at a time.

Frum also claims that Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck are sell-outs who would switch sides to the Progressive Left for the right price; which is rich coming from a guy who used to write for National Review before he switched sides in return for a book deal and a well-financed website of his own.

Item Number Two: ESPN host Michael Wilbon says that all African-Americans hate Rush Limbaugh. This may come as something of a surprise to Limbaugh's African-American guest hosts, Clarence Thomas (who performed Rush Limbaugh's wedding ceremony), Juan Williams and the Reverend Keith Hutcherson (who respond here), and Rush Limbaugh's African-American producer (who responds here).

Item Number Three: Even the left-wing New York Times thinks it was a bonehead maneuver for the Obama Administration to go after FoxNews. Does this mean the New York Times is racist, now?

Item Number Four
: Socialist rag Newsweek fresh from proclaiming that Obama is god, we're all socialists now, we're all Hindus, too... says that FoxNews is Un-American, which is usually meant as a compliment in left-wing circles. Newsweak also features a gushing, sycophantic cover story on Joe Biden that could have been written by the White House Press office, and probably was.

Item Number Five: Race Hustling entrepreneur Al Sharpton is threatening to sue Rush Limbaugh for bringing to light Sharpton's involvement in Crown Heights riot (he called neighborhood Jews “diamond merchants") and the 1995 Freddie’s Fashion Mart riot. If Sharpton follows through, this could be epic, because under discovery, Rush would get access to all kinds of records Reverend Al probably doesn't want the public ever to see.

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Morning Briefs: Stuff You May Have Read Somewhere Else

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 3:39 AM

Good morning, campers. Did you have a good weekend. How 'bout those Cougars?

Item Number One
: An historically Black College has outlawed cross-dressing on campus. What a dilemma, how does a PC Progressive pick a side on this one? Do you side with the historically oppressed people of color, or with the hip, gender-benders the contemporary porn culture has so eagerly embraced?

Item Number Two: It's been mentioned here before, but it is once again confirmed that America's Most Liberal City, Detroit (a.k.a. New Mogadishu) is nothing but a one-party kleptocracy where pay-to-play is an accepted part of the political culture; no one looks twice when candidates for city government pay off groups in exchange for endorsements. On a side note, three runners died in the Detroit marathon this year. None from gunshot wounds, surprisingly enough. It must be getting tough if the gangs can't afford bullets anymore.

Item Number Three: Shapard Fairey, the Obamunist artist who came up with the iconic fascistic "Hope" posters now admits that he stole the image from the AP and then lied about it in court. His Stanford law school legal team quit because of this breach of ethics. If you're so bad lawyers won't even lie for you, I don't know where you go from that. I just wonder, where would an Obama supporter get the idea that lying and stealing were okay?

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Oh yeah, that's where.



October 18, 2009

Sheriff Arpaio Sweeps for Illegals, Thumbs Nose at Feds

Posted by The MaryHunter at 9:20 PM

Just like he said he would, Sheriff Joe Apraio is setting the standard for illegal immigration law enforcement, even it if means defying the feds.

SURPRISE — Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, known for cracking down on people in the country illegally, launched a crime-and-immigration sweep in northwestern metro Phoenix Friday, half a day after officials in Washington limited his powers to make federal immigration arrests.
Arpaio, whose sweeps have led to allegations of racial profiling, said the rebuff from Washington won't stop him. He said he can still arrest immigrants under a state smuggling law and a federal law that gives all local police agencies more limited power to detain suspected illegal immigrants.
"It doesn't bother me, because we are going to do the same thing," said Arpaio, whose deputies had arrested 16 people by Friday evening on unspecified charges. "I am the elected sheriff. I don't take orders from the federal government."

Also, no surprise:

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Arpaio's office over allegations of discrimination and unconstitutional searches and seizures.
"He is doing this to thumb his nose at the Obama administration," said Lydia Guzman, president of the Hispanic civil rights group Somos America.

Well, thank goodness we have that clear. But at what cost are Sheriff Arpaio's sweeps? Some say:

The sweeps have discouraged some Hispanics who have witnessed or been victims of crime from calling Arpaio's deputies, for fear of mistreatment, Guzman said.

And yet, if you're in this country legally, what the heck would you have to worry about? All Sheriff Joe and his colleagues are trying to do is enforce immigration law -- something that the Federal Government has shown it is unwilling to do.

Sheriff Arpaio has more integrity in his little fingernail than Janet Napolitano, Eric Holder, and B. Hussein Obama and all their "law enforcement" minions, combined.

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America's Law Enforcement Officer in Chief



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:32 PM

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On a tip from heckrulz.



Warmist Bureauweenies Hold Cabinet Meeting Underwater: The Movie

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:28 PM

In case you thought the story of moonbat bureaucrats holding a cabinet meeting underwater could not possibly be for real, here's video:

Okay, I'm convinced. Let's put the entire Third World on welfare because we caused all this warm weather we've been having by not switching to curlicue light bulbs quickly enough, thus making the seas rise.

On a tip from Bill T.



German Whorehouse Goes Green

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:14 PM

The great thing about liberals' alternative to morality is it allows anyone to be righteous — even pimps. People don't have to renounce their sinful activities. All they have to do is make absurd, inconsequential gestures of obeisance to political correctness. For example, the proprietor of a Berlin brothel has established his virtue by giving customers discounts for arriving by bicycle:

"It's very difficult to find parking around here, and this option is better for our environment," said Thomas Goetz, who owns the brothel Maison d'Envie, or House of Desire.
Local residents in Prenzlauer Berg — a part of former East Berlin now home to scores of trendy boutiques, restaurants and clubs — had staunchly supported the Green party in recent elections and have welcomed the bordello's offer to emphasize the environment.

Prostitution is legal in Germany. So are cars — for now.

On tips from Logan and Varla.



Operation Can You Hear Us Now: Atlanta

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:35 AM

Patriots took it to the CNN Death Star in Atlanta yesterday:

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The Atlanta Urinal-Constipation headline reads "Atlanta Demonstrators Decry 'Bias'." Here's how the story should have read, compliments of Joe S:

"CNN Claims Liberal Propaganda 'News' "
(MP -Moonbat Press) 10/17/09, 3:00pm EDT. A group of "reporters" has been claiming to report "news" on the CNN (Communist "News" Network) propaganda station. A patriotic crowd of protestors braved inclement weather to protest CNN's misrepresentation today. Recently, the former head of CNN, Ted "Humble" Turner, announced his interest in taking command of the network once again. No longer having a communist sympathizer for a "wife", Mr. Turner apparently has found a need for a similar challenge and hopes the network he began will provide an outlet for his bored ego.



Operation Can You Hear Us Now: Denver

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:20 AM

Dinah Lord reports on the highly successful Can You Hear Us Now activities in Denver yesterday, featuring this excellent slide show:



Operation Can You Hear Us Now: Raleigh

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:02 AM

The moonbat media got the bashing it richly deserves in Raleigh yesterday. This is what drones at the local CBS affiliate might have seen from the windows of their castle:

On a tip from Bubba.



October 17, 2009

Operation Can You Hear Us Now: Phoenix

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:52 PM

Despite heavy competition from the Take America Back Freedom Forum at the Phoenix Convention Center, which had air conditioning to offer, patriots still braved 100° heat to protest Obamunist bias at the Arizona Republic and the local NBC affiliate KPNX Channel 12 as part of Operation Can You Hear Us Now in the Valley of the Sun today.

At the Repugnant:

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At NBC's KPNX:

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Photos compliments of Varla.



Warmist Bureauweenies Hold Cabinet Meeting Underwater

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:02 AM

Comedy gold, courtesy of the ever more farcical global warming hoax:

Government ministers in scuba gear prepared Friday to hold an underwater meeting of the Maldives' Cabinet to highlight the threat global warming poses to the lowest-lying nation on earth.
The Maldives' president will lead Saturday's meeting around a table on the sea floor - 20 feet (6 metres) below the surface - and ministers will communicate using white boards and hand signals.

The purpose of this dadaistic spectacle is less hilarious:

The underwater Cabinet plans to sign a document calling on all countries to cut down their carbon dioxide emissions ahead of a major U.N. climate change conference in December in Copenhagen, where countries will negotiate a successor to the Kyoto Protocol. Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide are blamed for causing global warming by trapping heat in the earth's atmosphere.

What this will come down to is international bureauweenies "spreading the wealth around" by stealing from the taxpayers of productive nations and giving the loot to the rulers of backwards hellholes in the name of the polar bears.

Meanwhile, back in reality, the climate keeps cooling. But that won't stop Chairman Zero from signing away our money and our sovereignty in Copenhagen.

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Next, all moonbats will join hands and sing Kumbaya at the bottom of the sea. If only.

On a tip from mega.



Jack Black Leads Prayer to Satan on MTV

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:40 AM

It looks like anti-Christian bigot Jack Black has found a religion that suits the moral character of his milieu:

During last month's MTV music video awards ceremony, actor Jack Black urged the audience join hands and pray to "dear dark lord Satan." In his prayer, the actor prayed that the musicians and nominees would have "continued success in the music industry." The awards program was broadcasted on the MTV network (a subsidiary of the Viacom Corporation) throughout the country through cable and satellite television.
The Radio City Hall audience readily acquiesced to Black's invitation to pray to the devil. In a video posted on YouTube, Black encouraged the large audience to join in by saying, "let me see those horns." Black, dressed in a "muscle suit" continued by asking the awards ceremony audience to join hands during "the prayer." He then held hands with actress Leighton Meester while he prayed aloud.

He couldn't have found a more suitable venue. MTV's programming is explicitly designed to corrupt youth. Offerings include a show called Sex… With Mom and Dad. The Obama Generation has certainly earned Satan's stamp of approval.

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Black: As serious as anyone can be taken in Tinseltown.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:29 AM

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Compliments of Diversity Lane.



Halloween Costume Outrage

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:06 AM

Illegal aliens once again demand that our culture conform to their delicate sensibilities. From the Mexican colony Los Angeles:

A Southern California immigrant rights group has asked Target stores to stop selling an "illegal alien" Halloween costume it says is offensive to immigrants.
The costume, posted on Target's web site, features the mask of an alien with a green card and an orange jumpsuit with "illegal alien" written across the front.

As always, Big Bad Corporate America knuckled under instantly.

Target spokesman Joshua Thomas says the company is removing the costume from the site after receiving several complaints.

There was no mention of a multi-$million payoff to La Raza for absolution from racism charges. The Reconquista movement could make a killing if it recruited a few Jesse Jackson/Al Sharpton types.

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On tips from Wiggins and Oiao.

Update:

The forbidden costume, on a tip from Bill T:

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October 16, 2009

Could the Left Maybe Tone Down the Mancrush for Brutal Tyrants?

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 7:26 PM

A commenter on the left-wing Talking Points Memo Blog knows what to do with right-wingers who don't care much for the New Marxism.

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One commenter on a leftist blog, right? No big deal, right? OK, it's probably not a big deal on its own, but the progressive left and the Obama administration have shown a little too much comfort with totalitarianism for my tastes.


  • Obama sides with Marxist despots Chavez and Castro against the free people of Honduras, and with the Iranian mullahs against the protesters they butcher in the street.
  • Obama professes admiration for Communist China.
  • Obama expresses disdain for the US Constitution.
  • Obama surrounds himself with radical advisers like the radical communist Van Jones, radical gay activist (and former ACT UP member) Kevin Jennings, Chavez admirer Mark Lloyd who believes broadcast media should be nationalized, Cass Sunstein who believes trees have rights, John Holdren who believes in forced sterilization and coerced abortion.... just to name a few.
  • Obama communications chief Anita Dunn describes Mao Tse-Dung as one of her most admired political philosophers. (Aside from killing 70M people, Mao also expressed a political philosophy of "Power flows from the barrel of a gun".)
  • Obama supporters like Bill Maher and Thomas Friedman also express admiration for totalitarian dictatorships, and wistfully lament that Obama cannot rule absolutely.

I might feel a little better if someone in the administration, in the media would say... "You know, we need to tone down some of this stuff. The Communist Chinese model is *not* what we want in America. Mao Tse-Dung and Che Guevara are not worthy of admiration. It isn't worth taking away people's freedom in order to accomplish a progressive agenda." Because as long as most of the left seems comfortable that people in power in this country are openly admiring brutal tyrants, those of us who are not in power are going to get increasingly uncomfortable. Because we know what the people Obama's people admire did with those who didn't go along with the program.

And it's not helpful that no one on the forum rebuked the guy who said that us "vermin" needed to be rounded up, sent to FEMA camps, and exterminated.



Obama Foreign Policy: Amateurishness, Wrapped in Naïveté, Inside Credulity

Posted by The MaryHunter at 5:35 PM

Charles Krauthammer is never one to mince words. His undressing of Our Dear Leader's copious foreign policy failures captured the deep idiocy of this president, his advisers, and the whole liberal elitist gestalt. Like that whole Moscow-Poland-Czech Republic-Iran-missile-defense thing: sure, it was a clear capitulation to Moscow, but to what end? To win Russian influence over a bellicose Iran? Writes Krauthammer:

Surely we got something in return for selling out our friends. Some brilliant secret trade-off to get strong Russian support for stopping Iran from going nuclear before it's too late? Just wait and see, said administration officials, who then gleefully played up an oblique statement by President Dmitry Medvedev a week later as vindication of the missile defense betrayal.
The Russian statement was so equivocal that such a claim seemed a ridiculous stretch at the time. Well, Clinton went to Moscow this week to nail down the deal. What did she get?
"Russia Not Budging on Iran Sanctions; Clinton Unable to Sway Counterpart." Such was The Post headline's succinct summary of the debacle.

WTF?!?

Note how thoroughly Clinton was rebuffed. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov declared that "threats, sanctions and threats of pressure" are "counterproductive." Note: It's not just sanctions that are worse than useless, but even the threat of mere pressure.
It gets worse. Having failed to get any movement from the Russians, Clinton herself moved -- to accommodate the Russian position! Sanctions? What sanctions? "We are not at that point yet," she averred. "That is not a conclusion we have reached . . . it is our preference that Iran work with the international community.

Hey...

But wait a minute. Didn't Obama say in July that Iran had to show compliance by the G-20 summit in late September? And when that deadline passed, did he not then warn Iran that it would face "sanctions that have bite" and that it would have to take "a new course or face consequences"?
Gone with the wind. It's the United States that's now retreating from its already flimsy position of just three weeks ago. We're not doing sanctions now, you see. We're back to engagement. Just as the Russians suggest.

The Obamunist in Chief is, if nothing, a wee lacking of a certain fondness for America and her best interests.

It is unlikely that one president has done so much harm our great nation in so short a time in office. On the bright side, it was clearly enough for him to win a Nobel for sabotaging America.

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When will this madness end? Speak up, America!

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Chairman Zero's Lousy Week

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:11 PM

Here's what the media were trying to distract you from with their shiny phony Rush Limbaugh allegations and tales of little boy balloon peril that turned out to be a tacky publicity stunt.

Item Number One: Dear Reader met with protests in San Fransicko, where he was met by tea party patriots who were upset that the deficit is unsustainably large, and a larger, uglier, and smellier group of hippies who thought that government spending isn't nearly huge enough, and lament that the government is not totally in charge of every aspect of their lives.

Item Number Two: Obama's spendulus was promised to create 2,500,000 new jobs. It fell short by 2,470,000. By some estimates, the spendulus has spent ~$530,000 for each job "created or saved." In Michigan, where Obama's base nearly rioted at the promise of Obama welfare checks, the Spendulus has created a grand total of 397 jobs. This animation vividly shows the job destruction wrought by the Obamacrat Congress (which took power in 2007) and the Obama administration (which took power two years later.) The resulting deficit from the Obamacrat consolidation is the largest since the end of World War II.

Sidebar: The lamest defense of Obama I hear from his cult is, "Well, at least he's doing something." I want to slap them. With an axe. I mean, if your house is on fire, and the Fire Department comes by and does nothing but plant begonias while doing the Macarena, do you praise them on the basis that they're doing "something?"

Item Number Three: Students at Texas A&M University also turned out to protest Dear Reader.

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At this rate, the Obamacrats need only spend another 9,599,400,000,000 to replace all the jobs they've destroyed.



Operation Can You Hear Us Now Reminder

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:33 PM

Sick of being ignored by the left-wing propagandists who helped Comrade Obama to power? Do something about it tomorrow by taking part in Operation Can You Hear Us Now at an MSM location near you. The more turn out, the more absurd the governmedia will look for trying to pretend we aren't there, even as we engulf their castles, torches blazing, pitchforks raised high.

Check out the itinerary for the march in Manhattan — the liberal establishment media's answer to the Death Star:

CBS News
11:00 am–12:30 pm
524 West 57th St., Between 10th & 11th Avenues
CNN
1:00–2:30 pm
10 Columbus Circle, Time Warner Center, Between 59th & 60th Streets
NBC/MSNBC Studios
3:00–4:30 pm
30 Rockefeller Plaza, Between 49th & 50th Streets
Fox News (on the way to ABC)
4:30–5:00 pm
1211 Avenue of the Americas, Between 47th & 48th Streets
Fox is on the way to ABC so those who want to give them a thumbs-up will have the chance, while those who want shows like Judge Napolitano's Freedom Watch broadcast on television, not just the Internet, can voice their opinions.
ABC News
5:15–6:30 pm
1500 Broadway Between 43rd & 44th Streets at Times Square

For once I almost wish I still lived in New York — but there are plenty more events all across the country. Every patriot who turns out will be casting a vote against the Obamunist agenda. Photos sent to Moonbattery are more than welcome.

On a tip from Byron.



Progressive Leftists Think Real-Life Should Be Like Harry Potter Books

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 10:02 AM

A Massachusetts Group is pushing for gay marriage, basing their moral and philosophical support for same-sex marriage on ... the Harry Potter books.

The Harry Potter Alliance, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that is dedicated to bringing the themes of Harry Potter into the real world” announced today a grassroots effort to help defeat a Nov. 3 ballot initiative in Maine that seeks to repeal a recent state law legalizing same sex marriage.

We on the right derive our principles of government from the Constitution of the United States. We derive our political philosophy from the works of Adam Smith, Edmund Burke, and the Founding Fathers. We derive our morality from the 5,000 years of the Judeo-Christian experience.

The progressive left would toss all that aside in favor of a children's book about wizards and magic.

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"Dude, nationalized health care makes, like, such perfect sense now."

Update: Anonymous Countermoonbat visited the Harry Potter Alliance website and confirms the suspicion that it is nothing more than a leftist propaganda outfit using Harry Potter allusions to market leftist ideology to young skulls full of mush.



Hero Fired for Stopping Bank Robber

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:55 AM

It doesn't pay to be a hero in a world run by moonbats. From Griffin, Georgia, hometown of the legendary Doc Holliday:

A former bank manager said Thursday that a life or death decision got him fired. The manager said he pulled a gun on a bank robber and fired shots at him, forcing the robber to flee. Police credited the manager's actions to the arrest of the suspect William Hunt.
Wesley Hallman said it was common knowledge that he carried a pistol. The former manager said he felt safer with the gun when he opened the bank.

His reward: the next day he was fired. Once again, the nail that stands out is hammered down.

A good socialist meekly allows criminals to help themselves to what others earned. If this principle isn't followed, how could our current government function?

On a tip from BURNING HOT.



Lord Monckton Warns of Obama's Copenhagen Threat

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:23 AM

Lord Christopher Monckton is one of the last true Britons, a countermoonbat who has been eviscerating the global warming hoax for years. At a speech at the Minnesota Free Market Institute Wednesday, he warned of what Comrade Obama is planning to do to us in Copenhagen. From the transcript at Watt's Up With That:

At [the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in] Copenhagen, this December, weeks away, a treaty will be signed. Your president will sign it. Most of the third world countries will sign it, because they think they're going to get money out of it. Most of the left-wing regimes from the European Union will rubber stamp it. Virtually nobody won't sign it.
I read that treaty. And what it says is this, that a world government is going to be created. The word "government" actually appears as the first of three purposes of the new entity. The second purpose is the transfer of wealth from the countries of the West to third world countries, in satisfaction of what is called, coyly, "climate debt" — because we've been burning CO2 and they haven't. We've been screwing up the climate and they haven't. And the third purpose of this new entity, this government, is enforcement.
How many of you think that the word "election" or "democracy" or "vote" or "ballot" occurs anywhere in the 200 pages of that treaty? Quite right, it doesn't appear once. So, at last, the communists who piled out of the Berlin Wall and into the environmental movement, who took over Greenpeace so that my friends who funded it left within a year, because [the communists] captured it — Now the apotheosis as at hand. They are about to impose a communist world government on the world. You have a president who has very strong sympathies with that point of view. He's going to sign it. He'll sign anything. He's a Nobel Peace Prize [winner]; of course he'll sign it.

The country that will be looted the most aggressively on behalf of socialist Third-World dictators for the greater glory of the radical left agenda will of course be the financially staggering USA.

So, thank you, America. You were the beacon of freedom to the world. It is a privilege merely to stand on this soil of freedom while it is still free. But, in the next few weeks, unless you stop it, your president will sign your freedom, your democracy, and your humanity away forever. And neither you nor any subsequent government you may elect will have any power whatsoever to take it back. That is how serious it is. I've read the treaty. I've seen this stuff about [world] government and climate debt and enforcement. They are going to do this to you whether you like it or not.
But I think it is here, here in your great nation, which I so love and I so admire — it is here that perhaps, at this eleventh hour, at the fifty-ninth minute and fifty-ninth second, you will rise up and you will stop your president from signing that dreadful treaty, that purposeless treaty. For there is no problem with climate and, even if there were, an economic treaty does nothing to [help] it.

Even the BBC is now admitting not only that economic freedom doesn't make it be too hot out, but that the climate has been cooling despite rising levels of harmless CO2. But by the time awareness that the grand global warming crisis is a complete and absolute farce fully penetrates the public, the socialists who have taken control of our country will have us locked into this treaty, subjugating American sovereignty to unaccountable, anti-democratic global entities and subjecting American taxpayers to slavery not just to generate wealth for the bloated pigs in Washington, but to buy palaces for Robert Mugabe types around the world.

Here's where we find out if we deserve to call ourselves Americans. If the radicals running the government aren't stopped, we don't.

On a tip from SnowSnake.



California Ecofascists Target Television Sets

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:14 AM

At what point will we rise up and defend ourselves from the arrogant encroachments of totalitarian ecofascists? Maybe when they come after our TVs:

The influential lobby group Consumer Electronics Assn. is fighting what appears to be a losing battle to dissuade California regulators from passing the nation's first ban on energy-hungry big-screen televisions.
On Tuesday, executives and consultants for the Arlington, Va., trade group asked members of the California Energy Commission to instead let consumers use their wallets to decide whether they want to buy the most energy-saving new models of liquid-crystal display and plasma high-definition TVs.
"Voluntary efforts are succeeding without regulations," said Doug Johnson, the association's senior director for technology policy. Too much government interference could hamstring industry innovation and prove expensive to manufacturers and consumers, he warned.
But those pleas didn't appear to elicit much support from commissioners at a public hearing on the proposed rules that would set maximum energy-consumption standards for televisions to be phased in over two years beginning in January 2011.

As always, petty tyrants from the government quack that this latest barrage of onerous regulations will actually save us money and even create new jobs — in addition to improving the weather and rescuing the polar bears. Appliance manufacturers need to learn their lesson and donate more generously to the Democrat Party, lest they be forbidden from making anything at all.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:40 AM

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Compliments of Jim Lavery.



US Missile Technology Headed for China

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:21 AM

Maybe putting a left-wing community activist with a communist background in charge of our national security wasn't such a good idea after all, even if it did send tingles up the liberal media's legs. Chairman Zero is not just selling our future to the communist Chinese — he may be handing over our missile technology:

President Obama recently shifted authority for approving sales to China of missile and space technology from the White House to the Commerce Department — a move critics say will loosen export controls and potentially benefit Chinese missile development.
The president issued a little-noticed "presidential determination" Sept. 29 that delegated authority for determining whether missile and space exports should be approved for China to Commerce Secretary Gary Locke. …
The presidential notice alters a key provision of the 1999 Defense Authorization Act that required that the president notify Congress whether a transfer of missile and space technology to China would harm the U.S. space-launch industry or help China's missile programs. …
Section 1512 of the 1999 law requires the president to certify to Congress in advance of any missile equipment or technology exports to China that the export will not harm the U.S. space-launch industry and that "missile equipment or technology, including any indirect technical benefit that could be derived from such export, will not measurably improve the missile or space launch capabilities of the People's Republic of China."

Why was this law necessary? Because Bill Clinton was so far in bed with the Chicoms, he probably snores in Chinese. As a result, technology was passed along to them that may be used to vaporize American cities. But laws don't apply to The Anointed One, who rules by fiat while his media enablers look the other way.

Henry Sokolski, director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, said restoring Commerce Department control over the sensitive experts is a "step backward."
"It's as though Commerce's mishandling of missile-tech transfers to China in the 1990s never happened," said Mr. Sokolski, a former Pentagon proliferation specialist. "But it did. As a result, we are now facing much more accurate, reliable missiles from China."
Mr. Sokolski said he expects the U.S. government under the new policy to again boost Chinese military modernization through "whatever renewed 'benign' missile technology" is approved.
"It was foolish for us to do this in the 1990s and is even more dangerous for us to do now," he said.

The director of the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control, Gary Milhollin, isn't happy either:

It is shocking that it would be delegated to the secretary of commerce, whose job it is to promote trade, rather than to the secretary of state or the secretary of defense, who have far more knowledge and responsibility within their organizations for missile technology. … In fact, the delegation turns the present law upside down because Congress passed it after finding that the Commerce Department had improperly helped China import U.S. missile technology in the 1990s.

They needn't worry. Comrade Obama believes in nuclear disarmament — at least for the USA, which liberals inform us is the source of all evil in the world.

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We've got another rat infestation.

On a tip from Conan.



Today's Global Warming Update

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:49 AM

Pennsylvania today received its earliest snowfall on record.

Meanwhile, Congress debates crippling Cap and Trade Regulation that will raise taxes by $1,700 to $3,000 per family per year, and raise utility bills 70%. Because Gaia must be appeased, or the vengeful goddess will raise Earth's temperatures to... roughly what they were around AD 1000, causing the extinction of humanity. Or something.

Besides, as everyone knows, humans despise warmer weather. This is why Florida and Texas are desolate, while Siberia and the Yukon teem with human life.

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Pay no attention to the snow. The Earth is burning up. Al Gore said so.



Rush Limbaugh Calls Juan Williams a Porch Monkey

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:33 AM

Or, at least, that's how this will be reported on left-wing blogs and left-wing "news" outlets like MSNBC and CNN, who still have not retracted their slanderous phony Limbaugh quotes on slavery and James Earl Ray. Neither has any left-wing news outlet nor any left-wing blog denounced the use of phony quotes to slander Limbaugh. Which is to be expected, the left has no morals.

Back to the story, it was not Rush Limbaugh, but a sputtering leftist who told Juan Williams, 'Go Back To the Porch.' But I strongly doubt anyone on the left will criticize him.

Hat tip: Newsbusters

Ain't it funny how the White House excuses Anita Dunn's praise for Chairman Mao by saying, "it was a joke", but the left will cut Rush Limbaugh no such slack on the slearly satirical intent behind "Barack the Magic Negro."



Democrat AG Candidate Doesn't Have a Clue About the Office He's Running For

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:19 AM

Apparently, Virginia AG candidate Steve Shannon learned his debating skills by posting troll comments on right-wing blogs. He is asked a basic question about the Attorney General's office, and gives a response so wildly off-topic he might as well be on another planet.

Following the debate, a reporter asks him the question again. As he responds in the verbal of uncapitalized non-sequiturs, one of his little brownshirts tries to stop the videographer from documenting his incompetence.

(Did you see the face on that woman with the camera? It's like a Halloween mask! More evidence for the file "Bitter leftist Derangement is not a Beauty Aid." See also, Janeane Garofalo, Rosie O'Donnell, Joy Behar...)



Obama's Diplomatic Powers with Burning Bushes

Posted by The MaryHunter at 2:30 AM

If Obama can't speak directly from a burning bush, at least it appears he he can speak to one:


Hat tip to Onion News Network, on a tip from good ol' TED.



October 15, 2009

Operation Can You Hear Us Now

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:00 PM

Get your signs ready — on Saturday, Operation Can You Hear Us Now will be launched at liberal media sites from one end of the country to the other. Check the website for the location nearest you.

The idea is to hold tea parties where sneering left-wing journalists can't ignore them: right outside their doors.

As always, pictures and videos sent along to Moonbattery will be much appreciated.

On a tip from Oiao, here's another 9/12/09 video for inspiration:



Harry Reid Admits ObamaCare Will Cost at Least $2 Trillion

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:29 PM

Sometimes Dems will tell you that socializing medicine won't cost anything, because government bureaucrats are so efficient that having them seize control of the healthcare sector will actually save money. At other times, they are already admitting that it will cost $2 trillion. Here's Harry Reid, arguing that Demonrats can't be bothered to stop the looting spree by the trial lawyers who bankroll them, because the $54 billion shysters like John Edwards steal is peanuts next to what ObamaCare will cost:

In reality, $2 trillion is just a starting point. The price of Big Government nationalizing healthcare will crush our economy — as intended.

Hat tip: The Blogprof.



Madeleine Albright Okay With 500,000 Dead Children

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:17 PM

As FDR's Uncle Joe said,

One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic.

This is a good thing for liberals, or they'd have a real PR mess on their hands. Here's Madeleine Albright saying the death of 500,000 Iraqi children was worth it for the sake of imposing sanctions on Saddam:

The UN estimated that Slick Willie's sanctions killed 1,000,000 Iraqi civilians. In contrast, only 85,000 were killed during the war that liberated the country from a genocidal dictator. The reviled W saved as many as 750,000 Iraqi lives. But this won't make the evening news, let alone the history books.

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



Separated at Birth?

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:06 PM

Via iOwnTheWorld.com:

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On a tip from Stormfax.



Kenyan on the Rise

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:58 PM

Okay, this African publication doesn't even spell his name right. But the headline is still interesting:

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This probably isn't why Chairman Zero is willing to spend a fortune on legal bills rather than let us see his birth certificate, but by now you would think even the pathologically incurious liberal media would have some questions.

On tips from Wiggins, V the K, and Charlie G.



Anita Dunn: Hates Fox, Loves Mao

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:30 PM

Anita Dunn, the White House communications chief who was the point-person for the administration's war on Fox News, is caught on video expressing her admiration for one of history's greatest mass murdering communists... Mao Tse Tung.

Her most admired philosopher is a communist who murdered at least 70,000,000 people.

But don't call her a radical Marxist or anything.

And don't think that just because the president surrounds himself with radicals like this woman, Van Jones, Kevin Jennings, Cass Sunstein, Mark Lloyd, or John Holdren that he's any kind of radical himself.

Because that would make you a "racist."



Menaced Goracle

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:54 AM

Al Gore isn't dealing well with news of the rising population of supposedly endangered polar bears.

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Compliments of Patriotic American.



Scientists Discover Species of Moonbat Spider

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 10:26 AM

Biologist have recently discovered that left-wingers who troll tediously on blogs like this one have an Arachnid counterpart.

The Monbiot spider is a vegetarian for socio-political reasons, spins a sustainable quantity of low-carbon web and believes Gordon Brown can still turn it around by next June.
Experts have revealed that instead of eating flies and having a proper job like everybody else, the creature organises community outreach projects and converts floating seeds and vegetable matter into pungent, inedible casseroles.
The study found that the spider also has lots of gay spider friends and bears distinctive markings that resemble a fair trade t-shirt from Sri Lanka.

The Moonbiot spiders provokes the same response in scientists that left-wing trolls elicit in normal human beings.

"I have discovered some incredibly annoying animals in my time, but I have always appreciated that they are part of a wondrous eco-system. But there is just something about this spider that makes me really want to stamp on it over and over again."

The article doesn't say, but I am betting these spiders are mostly found in basements, coffee shops, and the offices of public employee unions.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:19 AM

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Compliments of Sal.



Three Stupid Republican Moonbats and One Who Is Not

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 9:02 AM

Just as a Democrat will occasionally commit a random act of patriotism or common sense --- so too can Republicans demonstrate that arrogance, stupidity, and insanity are bipartisan phenomena. Here are three recent examples of Republican moonbattery (four, if you count dingbat Olympia Snowe):

Item Number One: Arnold Schwarzeneggar --- the tax-and-spend RINO Governor with the 65% disapproval rating (27% approval) --- is lecturing the GOP that it needs to be more like him. And you thought Obama was arrogant.

Item Number Two: Dimwit Republican Meghan McCain posts a pic of her knockers on Twitter, then whines like the spoiled little twit she is when people make fun of her for it.

Item Number Three: Lindsey Graham is the most dimwitted Republican in DC, and that's saying a lot. He is signing onto Cap and Trade, giving Democrats cover on a $700 Billion tax increase that will hike utility costs 70%. In return, Pansygram got a meaningless Democrat promise that they would consider nuclear and offshore drilling at some point in the future. Which --- like Chairman Zero's ... "net reduction in Federal spending"... will never, ever happen.

On the other hand...

Quote of the Day: "To Liberals, environmentalism is a religion and economics is a superstition."

That comes from Republican Chuck DeVore on the Laura Ingraham Show. You're teh awesome, Chuck, but you're not going to be the next Senator from Gullyfornia. There's no way the land of fruits and nuts is going to elect a decent, smart principled conservative. The choice is going to come down to Barbara "Ma'am" Boxer, or Olympia Snowe-clone Carly Fiorina. If you're in California, 2010 will be a good year to stay home.

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Apartment Complex Lifts Ban on Old Glory

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:50 AM

The squeaky wheel really does get the grease. After the public reacted with outrage, an apartment complex has lifted its ban on Old Glory:

ALBANY, Ore. — Flags are OK again at an Albany apartment complex after the property manager reviewed the policy and decided she didn't have the legal standing to ban flags from the exteriors of apartments and vehicles parked at the complex.
"If people want to fly any flag of any nationality, it's their right," said Barb Holcomb with Oaks Apartments.
KVAL News also contacted the American Civil Liberties Union to ask whether the policy banning flags from the apartment complex violated any laws. The answer from the ACLU: No.
But Holcomb said she received different legal counsel that led her to believe she is wrong to ban the flags.

More likely, she got sick of enraged countermoonbats burning up her phone line. Of the resident who originally took the story to the local media, Holcomb says,

He's just a romping, stomping patriot.

Keep romping and stomping, patriots. It works. Likewise, the 45-day reform school sentence to punish a 6-year-old for having a Cub Scout knife was scaled back to a 3–5-day suspension when the public let its displeasure be known. We surround the petty tyrants who eat away at our liberties. If we push them hard enough, they will step back.

On a tip from Lloyd.



Healthcare to Be Provided via DMV

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:24 AM

Take it literally when you hear patriots who object to our socialist rulers seizing control of the healthcare sector ask, "Would you want to get your medical care from the DMV?"

The most revelatory passage in the so-called "plain English" version of the health care bill that the Senate Finance Committee approved on Tuesday (without ever drafting the actual legislative language) says that in the future Americans will be offered the convenience of getting their health insurance at the Department of Motor Vehicles.
This is no joke. If this bill becomes law, it will be the duty of the U.S. secretary of health and human services or the state governments overseeing federally mandated health-insurance exchanges to ensure that you can get your health insurance at the DMV. …
What will the DMV and health care have in common if this bill is enacted? Government will control both.

Whether Big Government nationalizes medical insurance Hugo Chavez style with the "public option," or uses taxes, subsidies, and regulations to effect the same purpose, is like distinguishing between communism and fascism. Under either system, progressive bureaucrats have a foot on your throat.

An employer that decides not to provide health insurance for its workers will be required to pay a fee to the government for each of its workers that receives a federal subsidy. But the total paid to the government by any employer will be capped at $400 times the total number of that employer's workers.
Even though this fee will not be tax deductible, it will be far cheaper for a business to pay the government $400 per worker than to pay a private insurance company thousands per worker for an insurance plan.
The Finance Committee has created an irresistible incentive for American businesses to drop their workers off at the DMV where they can enroll in government-funded, government-approved, government-regulated health insurance plans.

But technically, there will be a "choice." Cass Sunstein, Obama's lunatic Regulatory Czar, calls this "nudging." Others would call it coercion.

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Our socialized healthcare future.

On a tip from Anonymous Countermoonbat.



Moonbat Tech: Warmist Warren

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:17 AM

It's getting ever harder for the environmentally righteous to avoid the fact that the climate is getting cooler, not warmer — revealing the gospel of the Goracle to be a complete sham. Since lies about the weather are easily contradicted by direct experience, even the BBC has confessed that the planet doesn't have a fever after all. But now you can protect yourself and your loved ones from this distressing information with a ULDU:

Eco Factor: Self-sufficient habitat to house global warming refugees underground. …
Reynard Loki and Jennifer Daniels are thinking about future living units which could house all those people in deserts in self-sufficient underground homes, which they call Underground Desert Living Units or simply ULDU. If global warming does strike at its full potential, people will be made to shift their habitats to drier places such as deserts, where they can afford to live on the land or probably below it.

Reacting to supposedly excessive heat by heading for the desert is admirably original. Just make sure there's no Internet connection, or reality might follow you down into your burrow.

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When it's snowing in October, keep impressionable kids down below.

On a tip from Air2air.



Exhibit A in Limbaugh Versus CNN et al.

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:30 AM

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Hat tip: Powerline

Rush Limbaugh never said it. Nor did he ever say James Earl Ray should receive the Congressional Medal of Honor. But CNN, MSDNC, ESPN and others continued to repeat these lies even after informed of their inaccuracy.

And, anyway, one would think that a network that has time to fact-check SNL sketches would have time to fact-check those phony quotes.

Limbaugh should proceed with his lawsuits against CNN, MSDNC, ESPN, and perhaps even the NFL. Clearly, they spread slanderous and defamatory information about him. Clearly, they did so with malice. And clearly, he was monetarily damaged as a result.

It should be an open and shut case.

If there is any justice in the world, Rush should own CNN, MSDNC, and ESPN when the dust is settled.



The "Whites First" Party

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:06 AM

What would you call a political organization that willingly consigned hundreds of thousands of people of color to joblessness, poverty, and social distress to satisfy the preferences of a small group of privileged white elites?

You could call them racists. You could call them oligarchs. You could call them tyrants.

You could call them Democrats.

A liberal white judge in California shut off the water supply to tens of thousand of mostly Hispanic farmers in order to satisfy the whims of a few wealthy, lily-white environmentalists. The state's two white, Democrat Senators have refused to intervene.

And Hispanics are beginning to notice.

[Comedian turned activist Paul Rodriguez] has discovered that the Progressive controlled Democratic party views Hispanics as their inferior vassals. When it comes to the interest of Hispanic farmers vs. White Environmentalist, the vassals must back down to their masters. This attitude caused Rodriguez to flip to the Republicans after seeing they don’t care about Hispanic farmers.

And unlike the RINO chorus, Rodriguez isn't advising the GOP to turn "Democrat-Lite" in order to attract Hispanic voters.

You need to attract more of me, or else you’d be an endangered species. … You know, we have so much in common. A lot of the values that this party espouses, we espouse. We believe strongly in family. We believe life is sacred.”

It's high time someone began calling out the Progressive Democrat Left on their blatant racism.

A quick quiz:

1. Who cracked a joke about Ghandi running a gas station?
2. Who compared blacks to "regular Americans"
3. Who said, "You cannot go to a 7-11 or Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian Accent."
4. Who ran campaign ads using the image of Willie Horton to scare white voters?

Answer: Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Joe Biden, and Al Gore.

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"Don't you 'ma'am' me, boy."



Barack Obama: 'Oh, did I mention I won the Nobel prize?'

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:43 AM

The Won has displayed his characteristic, Michael Scott-like utter lack of humility or self-awareness in reminding everyone, frequently, about the Nobel prize no sane, thinking person thinks he actually deserved. Toby Harnden at the Telegraph has been keeping up with His Arrogance:

Consider the emails his White House is sending out. No opportunity to shoehorn in a mention of the Nobel prize is being missed.
Yesterday, it was: “Earlier today, President Obama spoke with President Felipe Calderon of Mexico, President Oscar Arias of Costa Rica, and President Alvaro Uribe of Colombia. In addition to thanking each for their respective calls regarding the Nobel Peace Prize, the President…”
The day before it was: “Late Saturday morning, President Obama returned Indian Prime Minister Singh’s phone call. Prime Minister Singh had called President Obama on Friday to congratulate him on having won the Nobel Peace Prize. The President expressed his appreciation for the call and congratulations. He noted that he was humbled and grateful for having received the Nobel, and that he saw it as a call to collective action on shared challenges.”
Oh and on the day itself there was an email from “President Barack Obama” himself (his email is info@barackobama.com btw): “Toby – This morning, Michelle and I awoke to some surprising and humbling news. At 6 a.m., we received word that I’d been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009.
The email went on for a few more faux-humble paragraphs but we’d already got the point. Obama apparently sees the award of the prize as his biggest achievement so far, with the possible exception of his election victory. Well, it sure beats actually doing something.

At least when little kids get meaningless "participation" trophies that they were given just for showing up, they have enough common sense not to brag about them.

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Only one Democrat elected president Since 1965 has not won the Nobel Peace Prize. Big whoop.



And Now, a Message from President Obama to 52% of the American Public:

Posted by The MaryHunter at 3:18 AM

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Courtesy of Imageshack.


On a tip from TED.



Spoiled Progressive Crybabies Call the Wahmbulance

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 1:12 AM

Hot Air has a nice post comparing and contrasting crybaby leftist panty-waists who whine about being "victimized" by Michelle Malkin/Rush Limbaugh's/Glenn Beck's exercise of free speech with people who have actually been through real trauma.

Hot Air notes that just within just the last week, the progressive waaahmbulance has responded to calls from:

These spoiled, leftist crybabies are contrasted with a woman who suffered the real trauma and victimhood of being kidnapped and used as a sex slave by a demented creep. (No, not David Letterman).

After being held against her will for 18 years, much of it in a backyard hell straight out of a horror film, Jaycee Dugard wants the world to know: “I’m so happy to be back with my family,” she tells PEOPLE. Now living in seclusion with her mom, Dugard, 29, has begun the slow process of recovery. She rides horses, cooks meals and is thinking of collaborating on a book.“They live a surprisingly normal life, considering the circumstances,” says Terry’s stepmother, Joan Curry.

On the one side: We have women who have survived horrific abuse, but who are happy to be alive. We also have the examples of brave soldiers who were maimed horribly in Iraq and Afghanistan, but who embrace life with gusto.

On the other: We have crybabies who can't cope with the fact that people are expressing opinions they don't agree with.

Whose side do you want to be on?

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"911 Wahmbulance. Can you tell me what conservative has offended you?"

And before you stupid libtard trolls even say it, criticizing Dear Reader is not the same as whining. I know you guys are stupid and dishonest enough to make that comparison.



Morning Briefs: Stuff You May Have Read Somewhere Else

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 12:36 AM

Good Morning Campers, today is all good news. BTW, did you all catch South Park ripping on ACORN last night? (Moderate language warning, otherwise, I'd've posted the clip)

Item Number One: Benedict Arlen Specter is a dead man walking. Polls show not only will he almost certainly lose next November, he probably won't even survive a primary challenge. Good Riddance to bad rubbish.

Item Number Two: The Wall Street Journal now has the largest newspaper circulation in the United States, as USA Today drops to second. This is almost as sweet as Greg Gutfeld at 3 am beating CNN's primetime line-up. Simple economics, really. The audience for uncritical repetition of Democrat talking points is only so big and can only be divided so many ways. When there is only one network alternative, and only one newspaper alternative, that's where people who don't want to hear unfiltered, one-sided Democrat propaganda will go.

On a related note, USA Today noted that Democrats now dominate the very richest and very poorest US congressional districts, while the Republicans represent the middle class. (J noted this on the Open Thread)

Item Number Three: The giant, evil, oil companies are considering the construction of massive ships --- six times larger than Nimitz-class supercarriers --- for the purpose of sucking Gaia's precious hydocarbons from under the oceans, where then they can be burned by humans to kill polar bears and other living things. Bwah-haha-haha! The only thing that could make this better is if they could bring Joseph Hazelwood out of retirement to captain one of them.

Or Dick Cheney.

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This should show Gaia who the man is around here.




October 14, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:19 PM

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Compliments of Jim Lavery.



Chairman Zero as Jesus Christ

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:14 PM

Andrew Klavan explains the connection:

On a tip from TED.



Chris Matthews Fantasizes About Killing El Rushbo

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:00 PM

At least one person is pleased that we now live in the sort of country where you aren't allowed to own a football team unless your politics are deemed sufficiently liberal. Chris Matthews speaks from deep down at the bottom of the moonbat barrel:

Transcript via Hot Air:

CHRIS MATTHEWS: You guys see Live and Let Die, the great Bond film with Yaphet Kotto as the bad guy, Mr. Big? In the end they jam a big CO2 pellet in his face and he blew up. I have to tell you, Rush Limbaugh is looking more and more like Mr. Big, and at some point somebody's going to jam a CO2 pellet into his head and he's going to explode like a giant blimp. That day may come. Not yet. But we'll be there to watch. I think he's Mr. Big, I think Yaphet Kotto. Are you watching, Rush?

This is what passes for a news program at a network devoted to advancing the politics it's safe for potential owners of football teams to espouse.

On a tip from Wiggins. Hat tips: The Blogprof, Free Republic.



Different Presidents, Different Corps

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:44 PM

This is from before the Community Organizer in Chief decided to let our troops hang flapping in the wind in Afghanistan, without a clear objective, without the numbers they need to prevail, without any reason to think the obscenity that now passes for our government will allow them to succeed, and without even being allowed to defend themselves when fired upon.

When I try to imagine the reception Chairman Zero would get now, I begin to understand why he doesn't just surrender to the Taliban and bring the troops home. If his Cloward-Piven economic policies produce total collapse and there is civil unrest, these guys aren't likely to fire on Americans on behalf of a communist punk — not even a communist punk with a Nobel Peace Prize.

Best to keep them busy stopping bullets and reading Miranda rights to terrorists in Afghanistan, while the Moonbat Messiah works on building up a race-based civilian security force just as large and well-funded as the military, as he promised before we slit our wrists by electing him.

On a tip from Muddypaw.



The Neverending Story Campaign

Posted by The MaryHunter at 4:45 PM

Who thinks that the Obama presidential campaign has simply moved the goal line a bit, at taxpayers' expense? The AP, that's who:

The Associated Press says three of every four trips by the president and his key officials so far have been to the 28 states President Obama carried in last year's election.
Eighty percent of the administration's official domestic travel has been to states likely to be key to the re-election effort. Associated Press writer Philip Elliot says: "Only this year, the taxpayers are footing the multi-million dollar tab."
A White House spokesman says the travel is necessary to promote the administration's agenda.

Well, of course it is. The administration's agenda is to get re-elected, and that's looking like a pretty tough row to hoe right now, as the Rasmussen Approval Index reveals. So...


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The Obama Campaign, Screw You, Taxpayer! Version.



Harry Reid/Nancy Pelosi Rest Stop

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:34 PM

The hundreds of $billions of "stimulus" loot has finally produced a tangible result, other than crippling debt. Construction has been completed on the resplendent Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi Rest Stop, not far from Scotty's Junction in the heart of Reid's home state:

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If you ever use it, think of Harry and Nancy as you flush.

Compliments of Lyle.



Robert Reich Admits: Democrats *So* Want to Pull The Plug on Grandma

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 12:41 PM

Verum Serum has dug up a most inconvenient recording of Bill Clinton's Labor Secretary, Robert Reich, admitting that, ideally, Democrats just want old people to die.

"We're going to have to, if you're very old, we're not going to give you all that technology and all those drugs for the last couple of years of your life to keep you maybe going for another couple of months. It's too expensive...so we're going to let you die."

Note the applause from the Democrat/Progressive Left audience when he talks about raising taxes and letting old people die. Note he also admits -- to still more applause from the Democrat/Progressive Left audience -- that state-controlled health care will mean the end of life-extending medical innovations.

But remember, 'Death Panels' are a figment of Sarah Palin's imagination.



Sheriff Arpaio to Face Off with Feds over Illegal Aliens

Posted by The MaryHunter at 10:05 AM

Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a "Profiles in Countermoonbattery" laureate and living legend among law-abiding U.S. citizens, is staring down liberal idiocy on illegal immigration once again. This time his target is Nappy Napolitano and the Department of Homeland Security. Starting this Friday, there's to be a showdown:

The sheriff has announced he will defy the U.S. Department of Homeland Security by doing a street sweep for illegal immigrants one day after the expiration of the agreement that has permitted him to conduct such operations for the past three years. The sheriff has said he expects the deal not to be extended, though federal officials have remained publicly noncommittal.
Deputies, and Sheriff Arpaio, will stake out an intersection somewhere in the Phoenix metro area to stop cars for traffic violations - everything from speeding to broken taillights to driving while intoxicated. Both drivers and passengers will be held if deputies determine that they are illegal immigrants - regardless of how minor was the initial infraction.

Sheriff Arpaio claims jurisdiction under a 1996 federal law that allows police to briefly detain people if there is cause to think said folks might be in the country illegally. This is where it will get fun:

"We will call Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE] to see if they will take them from us," Sheriff Arpaio told The Washington Times. "And if they tell me to let them go, I guess I'll have to transport them myself to the border [about 175 miles] and turn them over to the Border Patrol."

What's more:

he will announce on his Web site the Friday sweep's location shortly before it happens, enough time so protesters can show up: "The same ones who are out in front of my building every day calling me Hitler and a Nazi. I'm the poster boy for the open borders crowd."

If more of our law enforcement leader had the cohones of Sheriff Arpaio, just imagine the national and state budget savings in healthcare, entitlements, and prisons due to a reduced load of uninsured illegals clogging the system.

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Joe Arpaio, a law-enforcement legend, on the warpath.

On a tip from Penelope.



Old Glory Found Offensive, Banned

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:35 AM

Moonbats didn't much like looking at all the flags that blossomed everywhere after 9/11. Last November, they took their revenge for having to look at them. But some still fly Old Glory, regardless of the disgrace our government has become — and others still don't like it:

ALBANY, Ore. - At the Oaks Apartments in Albany, the management can fly their own flag advertising one and two bedroom apartments - but residents have been told they can't fly any flags at all.
Jim Clausen flies the American flag from the back of his motorcycle. He has a son in the military heading back to Iraq, and the flag - he said - is his way of showing support.
"This flag stands for all those people," said Clausen, an Oaks Apartment resident. "It stands for the people that can no longer stand - who died in wars. That's why I fly this flag."
But to Oaks Apartment management, Clausen said, the American flag symbolizes problems.
He was told to remove the red, white and blue from both of his rides, or face eviction. …
Even long-time residents like Sharron White, who has flown a flag on her car for eight years, has been told to take it down.
White said management told her that "someone might get offended."

The management isn't worried about patriots getting offended by Old Glory being treated like an obscenity, because offensiveness is a one-way street, which leads only toward ever more repressive moonbattery.

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Banned for being offensive to moonbats.

On tips from Janet and Sal.



Pay Czar Opposes Bonuses for Lower Level Workers

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 9:30 AM

The fellow whom our free-market loving, totally capitalist president appointed to regulate and set pay levels for allegedly private financial firms is peeved because one of the companies bailed out by Uncle Sucker wants to honor prior contracts requiring it to pay bonuses to its employees. Because our president and his economic advisors know that nothing creates economic security like a government that can arbitrarily void contracts at will.

What's under the pay Czar's skin is that people he deems "unessential" are going to receive bonuses.

The new audit pointed out that the bonus program for the Financial Products unit was unusual because it included payments to unessential people. It cited a $7,700 bonus for a kitchen assistant, a $7,000 bonus for a mailroom assistant and $700 for a file administrator.

You see, dear, only Obama's bestest buddies at Goldman Sachs and ACORN are entitled to bonuses, not you little "non-essential" people. Why, those silly little mailroom people probably never go near the Hamptons or Martha's Vineyard. So, who cares?

If Obama wasn't a radical Marxist, if he really believed in free enterprise like Steve Chapman and others claim he does, would he even have a "Pay Czar?"

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Ceci n'est pas une regime socialiste



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:46 AM

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Via iOwnTheWorld, on a tip from TED.



More Pocket Knife Hysteria

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:32 AM

Congratulations to Zachary Christie on having his sentence lessened from 45 days in a snake pit to a 3–5-day suspension for the non-crime of bringing his Cub Scout camping knife-fork-spoon to school. Unfortunately, Zachary's case isn't an isolated incident. This one may even top it:

A 17-year-old Eagle Scout in upstate New York has been barred from stepping foot on school grounds for 20 days — for keeping a 2-inch pocketknife locked in a survival kit in his car.
Matthew Whalen, a senior at Lansingburgh Senior High School, says he follows the Boy Scout motto and is always prepared, stocking his car with a sleeping bag, water, a ready-to-eat meal — and the knife, which was given to him by his grandfather, a police chief in a nearby town.
But Lansingburgh High has a zero-tolerance policy, and when school officials discovered that Whalen kept his knife locked in his car, he says, they suspended him for five days — and then tacked on an additional 15 after a hearing.

Nothing sums up the mind frame of the totalitarian moonbats that run our schools like the phrase "zero tolerance."

This pointless exercise in petty tyranny could jeopardize Whalen's dream of attending West Point.

On a tip from Frank W.



Oblivious to Statist Propaganda, Poles Continue to Cool

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:16 AM

Even as warmist totalitarians continue to screech that we must be repressed in the name of melting glaciers, evidence accrues that not only is anthropogenic global warming a lie, the planet is getting cooler:

The National Snow and Ice Data Center released its summary of summer sea-ice conditions in the Arctic last week and reported a substantial expansion of "second-year ice" — ice thick enough to have persisted through two summers of seasonal melting.
According to the NSIDC, second-year ice this summer made up 32% of the total ice cover on the Arctic Ocean, compared with 21% in 2007 and 9% in 2008. Clearly, Arctic sea ice is not following the consensus touted by Gore and the warm-mongers.

What about the South Pole?

At the other end of the earth, we are told the Larsen B ice shelf on the western side of Antarctica is collapsing. That part is warming and has been for decades. But it comprises just 2% of the continent. The rest of the continent is cooling.
A report prepared by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research for last April's meeting of the Antarctic Treaty nations in Washington notes that the South Pole has in fact shown "significant cooling in recent decades."

At some level even liberals are probably aware that the climate fluctuates naturally and always has. Warm weather is far better than cold, so it's unfortunate that we seem to be in for at least a few decades of falling temperatures that no amount of hot air from statist hoaxers can reverse.

On a tip from Bergbikr.



Racists Upset Over Possible Baltimore Mayor Replacement

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:15 AM

Rush Limbaugh is upset that the Governor of Maryland may appoint an African-American to replace Baltimore's corruptocrat Mayor Sheila Dixon, who is under indictiment for theft and perjury. Limbaugh is quoted as saying:

"My concern is who would the governor appoint? What if the governor appointed somebody colored? ... Would he appoint a negro to be the mayor?"

OK, now the real story. It's the NAACP that is upset that the Governor might appoint a white person to replace the corrupt mayor.

"Our concern is who would the governor appoint?" (Marvin L. Cheatham, the president of the Baltimore Chapter of the NAACP) said. "Here you have a predominantly African-American city. What if the governor appointed somebody white? ... Would he appoint someone Irish to be the mayor?"

Puts a different color on things, doesn't it?

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"Where the white or Irish women at?"

In semi-related news, super-genius Congresswoman Sheila Jackson "Flag on Mars" Lee wants Rush Limbaugh barred from ownership in any NFL Team, but claims to support the First Amendment.



New Improved Michelle Obama Action Figure

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:46 AM

Now even more lifelike than before:

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Compliments of Darrell.



German Scienticians: Americans Must Stop Breathing by 2020 to Fight ManBearPig

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:51 AM

The left's war on carbon dioxide --- the perfectly harmless gas that is produced every time a human being exhales and that plants need to survive --- proceeds apace. The latest indictment comes from a monastery of German Gaia-worshipers known by the acronym WBGU.

The WBGU study says the United States must cut emissions 100 percent by 2020—i.e., quit carbon entirely within ten years. Germany, Italy and other industrial nations must do the same by 2025 to 2030. China only has until 2035, and the world as a whole must be carbon-free by 2050.

The world must be free of carbon by 2050. Has anyone consulted the plants about this?

Why am I not surprised that its Germans who came up with this idea? They always seem to know just what to do when they think there are too many of certain kinds of people around, don't they?

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Fight Manbearpig. Stop breathing!



Morning Briefs: Stuff You May Have Read Somewhere Else

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:36 AM

Good Morning Campers,

Item Number One
: To show comradeship and solidarity with his fellow radical Marxists Hugo Chavez, Raul Castro, and Danny Ortega, Obama cut off all US aid to the poor country of Honduras; for having the audacity to follow their national constitution and not the whims of an insane Marxist dictator. Since the US no longer carries out counter-narcotics operations in Honduras, the amount of cocaine trans-shipping through the country has skyrocketed. Nice job, dumbass. Maybe this will make it easier for you to afford "a little blow," like back in the day.


Item Number Two
: An Obama speechwriter moves to Massachusetts, a state with "universal health care," and finds out she can't afford insurance. Turns out that individual mandates and the requirement that insurance cover everything for everybody make insurance super-expensive (exactly what some of us are warning will happen with ObamaCare.) It's like the saying goes, "If you think health care is expensive now, wait until it's free."


Item Number Three
: Our "Out-of-touch Obamacrat of the Day" award goes to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. Who says that, "Obama's Stimulus Is Working in Detroit." He also expects that Obama will eliminate the deficit once he and the other gnomes figure out what to do with all the underwear they've been hoarding.


Item Number Four:
This is not Moonbattery, but I thought it was a neat story. Representative Jeff Flake, (R-AZ) spent a week on on isolated desert island, Survivorman style. It's not the only harrowing story of congressional survival, though. Nancy Pelosi once locked her keys in her car and was trapped inside for three hours until her butler let her out.

By the way, through IP tracing, we have traced the source of last night's "Over 9000" spam attack, or at least narrowed the list of suspects to the two people using the computer lab last night at the Sean Penn Skool for Ghey Retards.

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"Over 9000. Over 9000.Over 9000.Over 9000."



Delaware School Board Sees Light: Zachary Christie Gets Sentence Reduced

Posted by The MaryHunter at 3:42 AM

Last we heard of Delaware first-grader Zachary Christie, he had been suspended for 45 days and sent to a school for criminals-in-training for bringing a viciously dangerous weapon to school: a combination folding knife, fork and spoon.

Good news: he's been paroled, thanks in part, no doubt, to a barrage of angry emails from you, dear reader, and others like you.

The seven-member Christina School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to reduce the punishment for kindergartners and first-graders who take weapons to school or commit violent offenses to a suspension ranging from three to five days.

The punishment is still far beyond the crime, if you can call it a crime.

"I want to get him back as soon as possible. I want to put this behind him as soon as possible," said Debbie Christie, Zachary's mother. "But I also want him to know that he has a voice, and when things are not right, he can stand up and speak out against them."

It sounds like his parents learned a good lesson, as well. In fact, could this be an allegory for all of us. Oh sure, there's the School Board, taking a little re-think about its policy:

A spokeswoman for the school district said more changes to the school system's code of conduct were possible in the coming months.

but there's obviously something bigger here at work. Something like an American public that is absolutely sick of liberal elite statists trying to control our lives at every level. An American public that is not going to take it anymore.

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Now, there's a much happier camper.



October 13, 2009

Obama Chants His Allegiance to the SEIU

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:15 PM

As the former Senator From ACORN, Chairman Zero is naturally in tight with the SEIU, an exceptionally seamy union that sent out thugs to rough up patriots at town hall meetings. After all, ACORN and SEIU are essentially the same organization. Here the Moonbat Messiah pledges his allegiance:

On a tip from Muddypaw.



The Obama Zone

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:54 PM

There is a dimension where up is down, right is wrong, and what's yours is theirs…

Via The Nose on Your Face. Hat tip: Jawa Report. On a tip from BURNING HOT.



Brace Yourself for a Bellylaugh

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:40 PM

After a lie this preposterous, how could anyone take anything our liberal rulers say seriously?

The "economy recovery package" — aka Porkzilla — flushed away close to $1 trillion, enough to put us in debt for a generation. It included 8,600 frivolous earmarks.

On a tip from Smokey.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:26 PM

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On a tip from TED.



Rush Slander Updates

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:34 PM

As you know, the left has been spreading around completely fabricated quotes attributed to Rush Limbaugh, which is typical, dishonest, sleazy progressive smear tactic. (See also, "I can see Russia from my house.") Here are some recent updates:

Item Number One: The "You know who deserves a posthumous Medal of Honor? James Earl Ray…” phony quote has been traced back to a left-wing blogger using the handle "Cobra," who began seeding the quote on left-wing blogs beginning in 2005. The quote has also been linked to an activist with the Communist Party-USA.

Item Number Two
: Rush Limbaugh has threatened legal action against media outlets like CNN and MSDNC that have been reporting the phony quote approving of slavery.

Item Number Three: Keith Olbermann, by the way, has come out on Rush Limbaugh's side in the controversy, at least as far as Rush being able to buy the St. Louis Rams. (No comment on the phony quotes) His fellow MSDNC lunatic Chris Matthews, on the other hand, fantasizes about shoving a C02 capsule into Rush's head and watching it explode. (And they say Glenn Beck is deranged.)

Item Number Four: For those of you have been watching the sad descent of LGF Blogger Charles "Nancy" Johnson into deranged moonbattery, this latest comes as sweet irony. The guy who exposed the Dan Rather TANG Memos as forgeries, is now using the Dan Rather Defense on his own allegations. Nancy posted the phony/out-of-context Rush Limbaugh quotes. When someone pointed out that it at least one was fake, Nancy shrieked "The quote is disputed, but it has not been proven false." This is exactly how Dan Rather defends the TANG memos to this very day.

Item Number Five: A listener confront two idiot radio jocks who have been repeating the slanders against Rush Limbaugh. Watch then squirm and try ... lamely... to defend their ignorance.



Obama: Victory Is Thine!

Posted by The MaryHunter at 6:25 PM

There is no end to the long list of accomplishments piling up for Our Dear Leader.

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Photoshop artists at work, keeping the meme alive while keeping the world safe for democracy. See more at Awaken the Sleeping Giant.



Challenge: Show Me Where Obama Isn't a Socialist

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 1:59 PM

Steve Chapman, a Chicago Tribune columnist, makes the case that B. Hussein "Spread the wealth around" Obama is not really a socialist. If you recover after ROFLYAO at Chapman's claim that George W. Bush was "a conservative hero," you will find he has three points of evidence for his thesis.


  1. Some of Obama's advisors are not socialists.
  2. Frank Llewelyn, a hardcore socialist, says Obama isn't a socialist.
  3. ObamaCare does not outlaw private insurance.

As a conservative, I am unpersuaded. Anyone can pay lip service to free enterprise and limited government. But has Chairman Zero advanced even one policy that's pro-free enterprise and limited government? Off the top of my head, I can name twelve Administration policies that are anti-free enterprise and/or pro-Marxist.


  1. Signed a massive "stimulus" package that primarily benefited government workers.
  2. Government takeover of General Motors
  3. Supports individual mandates as part of ObamaCare
  4. Supports regulation of salaries within the financial industry
  5. Supports giving community organizers (Think ACORN) oversight over the mortgage industry
  6. Supports 60% increase in Capital Gains Tax
  7. Supports Cap and Trade (i.e. Massive energy sector regulation and taxation of energy use)
  8. Shut down domestic offshore oil exploration
  9. Supports massive insurance industry regulation as part of ObamaCare
  10. Sided with Marxist dictators Castro and Chavez to try and install another Marxist dictator in Honduras
  11. Supports federal regulation of radio station ownership/ diversity requirements.
  12. A vast expansion of the regulatory bureaucracy

So, here's my challenge: Can anyone name even one policy proposed, advanced, or enacted by the Obama regime that favors free enterprise and/or limited government? Name just one. Anybody. One policy, that's all I ask.



Another Benedict Arnold: Open Letter to ObamaCare Queen Sen. Olympia Snowe

Posted by The MaryHunter at 10:50 AM

Dear Sen. Snowe:
I am not horribly surprised that you finally fell in step with the artificial health-care panic incited by President Obama and the Democrat party. You teased me and all conservatives there a bit, Senator, giving us the illusion of resilience and actual thoughtfulness on the topic. Alas, you once again let down the GOP and a majority of the American people.
In voting yes for ObamaCare, you are voting to kill Medicare and slash health care benefits for senior citizens, and worse. Thanks to your support, Americans are now one step closer to losing our very bodies to a government take-over. When Americans cannot make their own health care decisions with their providers anymore, we might as well be called slaves.
The economic tricks that appear to make this plan revenue-neutral are bogus, of course. And yet, I can't imagine that you have actually read the whole bill in order to determine this. If you have, I'd be keen to hear your take on it. All that America sees, however, is that you are not a "fiscal conservative", as you have claimed. You are a big-spending liberal, period.
I sincerely hope that your constituents will rethink your position as Senator of the Great State of Maine. If I were a Maine resident, I would beg for you to change parties. Heck, I'm NOT a Maine resident and I AM begging you to change parties, just so we can keep the scorecard straight.
Hopefully, the remaining Senate Republicans and thoughtful conservative Democrats will continue to thwart this radical takeover of 1/5 of the nation's economy, not to mention our very lives.
Respectfully,
TMH

Hey kids! How about a CAPTION CONTEST? What exactly are Sens. Snowe and Kyl saying to each other?

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The Anointed One Wins Another Anticipatory Award

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:01 AM

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You never know, Chairman Zero might end up in work more consistent with his capabilities. It's a lot more likely than his policy of apologies and appeasement bringing peace to the world.

Compliments of Bryan B.



Help Out Zachary Christie

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:27 AM

In the latest outrage against sanity by the lunatic moonbats in charge of public schools, six-year-old Zachary Christie has been sentenced to serve 45 days in reform school for innocently bringing his Cub Scout camping knife to school so he could use it to eat lunch. The law would frown on treating the posturing educrats behind this to the tarring and feathering they richly deserve, but there is something else you can do. Via Please Help Zachary:

Dr. Marcia Lyles
Superintendent of Schools for Christina School District and Executive Secretary of the School Board
Christina School District, Drew Educational Support Center, 600 North Lombard Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
302-552-2630
LYLESM@christina.k12.de.us
Dr. Sharon Denney
Supervisor, School Climate and Discipline
Christina School District, Drew Educational Support Center, 600 North Lombard Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
302-552-2711
DENNEYS@christina.k12.de.us
Mr. George Evans
School Board President
1712 Linden Street, Wilmington, DE 19805
302-658-1922
evansg@christina.k12.de.us

I'm sure the folks running the Christina School District would love an opportunity to explain why they're throwing an innocent six-year-old to the wolves.

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Zachary Christie, off to reform school.

On tips from Wiggins, B1BBET, BURNING HOT, and Stormfax.



HuffPoster: Gawd Will Destroy America If We Don't Accept Obama as our Savior

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 9:20 AM

Russell Simmons is a hip-hop entrepreneur, a contributor at the Puffington Host, and a flaming nutjob. He opines that America must repent of our racial sins, embrace the Obamassiah as Our Lord and Savior, or else, be destroyed.

He lays out his case in 10 rambling, barely coherent points. Here are the key ones:

6. America, our country is under indictment. And we will be found guilty if we don’t act. If we allow these nasty, malicious people, who harbor so much hate with views that separate us from the rest of world, to continue to tell us how to think, we will be found guilty of charge one.
7. If we allow leaders of a political party that only know one word, and that is “no,” to work against the best interests of our country, we will not only be found guilty of charge four, we will be sentenced by God to self-destruction.

In the proceeding quotes, he compares Obama to Jesus Christ, and in the quotes that follow, he says Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck have "driven the love out of us."

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Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods

Hat Tip: Big Hollywood



Philadelphia Principals Forced to Force-Feed Students

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:41 AM

You can't say there's no accountability in the moonbatty education establishment:

In a locally unprecedented move, the School District of Philadelphia will hold principals accountable for the number of students eating breakfast in their schools.
Breakfast participation will be part of the report card that rates principals each year, along with categories such as attendance and math and reading performance.
All 165,000 students in Philadelphia public schools, regardless of income, are eligible for free breakfasts. But just 54,000 ate breakfast last year, district figures show. …
"This is the first accountability system for school meals in the history of the school system," [activist lawyer Jonathan] Stein said. "It's very exciting."

Uh oh, here's a wet blanket who's not excited about forcing kids to eat free breakfasts at public expense.

"You're doing a disservice to principals by holding them accountable without controlling for other variables," said Michael Lerner, president of Teamsters Local 502, Commonwealth Association of School Administrators.
Should a principal be blamed for a student who ate breakfast at home and therefore doesn't eat in school, asked Lerner, who was a principal for 22 years.
"Are we going to get to forced feedings?" he continued. "I think it's wrong to assume no parent in Philadelphia is providing breakfast each day."
And, Lerner added, many children wind up not eating, thereby wasting food.

That's okay; somebody else pays for it. Besides:

Advocates point out that many Philadelphia children live in high-poverty areas, and thus are more likely to be without the kind of nutritious foods that mandatory breakfasts provide.

But the kids running wild in urban schools can't even be prevented from assaulting teachers; how to get them to eat their mandatory breakfast?

Just how food will be served in Philadelphia schools is up to principals. Studies show, however, that more children eat when breakfast is served in the first class of the day. …
Typically, principals have resisted such service, saying it detracted from instructional time.
But in the spring, the Pennsylvania Department of Education ruled that if students throughout the state eat breakfast in their first class with a teacher present, it will be counted as instructional time.
Fresh from his triumph tying principal performance to breakfast, Stein added, "First-class service should be required throughout the school system."

Steak and eggs for everybody! The taxpayer's buying! If you already ate, just fling the food at your teacher.

All we need to do now is change the tests so that students are graded on eating breakfast instead of math and science. Then no child will be left behind, as surely as no child will get ahead with moonbats in charge of schools.

On a tip from SK.



Racism Uncovered in the Ivy League

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:07 AM

Alarming evidence that anti-black racism persists even at bastions of liberal enlightenment like Yale's Divinity School:

A Note of Community Concern
Dear Divinity School Community,
On the evening of Friday, September 11th, following the Community Dinner, there was a food-eating contest in the Common Room. The contest was between teams of students eating watermelons. The contest was a painful reminder of past images and painful stereotypes involving watermelons and African Americans that continue to be used today, and it should not have happened. To the extent that it happened at all is a shared responsibility which we all deeply regret and for which we all deeply apologize. The incident was not the fault of any one person or group of persons, and it certainly was not the fault of any two people. It went forward in ignorance of what it represented and how it would be perceived by others. While we may acknowledge that ignorance is no excuse for offense, it must also be acknowledged that neither the ignorance nor the offense was intentional.
Student leaders, in consultation with faculty and administration, will think together about ways that we as a community can address this painful occurrence in a constructive and conciliatory manner. [Quack quack quack, pule, whimper, snivel…]
Yours truly,
Emilie Townes
Academic Dean
Dale Peterson
Dean of Students

How can the white man even expiate the sin of accidentally blaspheming again political correctness by holding a watermelon-eating contest? Maybe we could turn over the country to a racist black Marxist? No, already tried that, and liberals still feel guilty. I know: slavery reparations!

On a tip from Conservigilant. Hat tip: Gates of Vienna.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:35 AM

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Compliments of Ellen N.



Use Zazzle

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:31 AM

The CafePress blog reacts to the Nobel Committee's farcical decision to award the Appease Prize to Chairman Zero:

Of course, the decision is not without its critics. The Taliban, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Republic National Committee Chairman Michael Steele have all made statements criticizing the committee's decision.

The RNC fits right in there with the Taliban, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad — and so do you, if you don't revere The Anointed One.

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Compliments of Ruth P.

On a tip from Paul H.



More Reasons to Homeschool

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 7:10 AM

Buying into environmentalist vegan moonbattery, public schools in Baltimore MD have joined the "Meatless Monday" movement by removing meat from their Monday menus.

“They met with us over the summer, before we even launched the new menu,” Mellissa Mahoney, a chef and dietitian with the school district, told CNSNews.com. She said at first they didn’t realize that Meatless Monday is a national and international movement with ties to extreme animal rights activists. “We know now what they do, and we have collaborated with them,” Mahoney said.

The "Meatless Monday" Movement is a group of radical vegans tied to PETA and extreme environmental groups. More to the point, can you imagine what would happen if the Roman Catholic Church pressure schools to serve fish on Friday? I bet you can. The rules are different when the religion in question is Animist Gaia Worship.

Also, proving once again that Zero Tolerance = Total Stupidity, a six year old in Newark, Delaware has been sentenced to 45 days in reform school for bringing a Cub Scout eating utensil to his cafeteria. (Under zero tolerance, your likelihood of getting selected for enforcement is inversely proportional to how dangerous you actually are.)

And these are just today's two good reasons why public schools are terrified of homeschooling, vouchers and competition.

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"Enjoy your tofu and bean sprouts, children!"




Profiles in Countermoonbattery: H. Leighton Steward

Posted by The MaryHunter at 5:45 AM

I'm sure that geologist H. Leighton Steward was curling his toes with glee when he saw the BBC finally admit to the fallacy of anthropogenic global warming. That's because Dr. Steward has been dope-slapping the establishment for years on the AGW farce. In fact, he happily touts the benefits of increased CO2 in the atmosphere for plants, trees and crops.

Mr. Steward's data indicated that since the Industrial Revolution began about 1860 — as the dark plumes from smokestacks and tailpipes helped boost the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere by about 150 PPM to the current level of about 380 PPM — plant growth increased by 12 percent and tree growth by 18 percent.
"That's one reason that when people look at the satellite [images], they say, 'Gee golly, Earth is still as green as it ever was even though we are chopping down all these forests in the Amazon and we are chopping down and clear-cutting and burning," Mr. Steward said.

Dr. Steward cites the Antarctic ice core sample data that show unequivocally that CO2 levels rise AFTER earth temperature rises (which you can even see on Al Gore's famous CO2/temperature graph, just one of the 35 Gore lies on which the highly-respected Nobel committee based its prize decision a few years back). In fact, D. Steward believes that other climate-related benefits could ensue from a rise in global CO2:

Other studies show that the ability of CO2 to trap additional heat declines very rapidly as the amount of carbon dioxide increases. If CO2 were allowed to build up, he said, its effect on climate change would steadily diminish.

But in response, a Natural Resources Defense Council mouthpiece, who obviously does not listen to the Beeb, still insists that "there is no doubt that global temperatures are increasing."

Of course, AGW climate changers will scream that Dr. Steward is a perfect example of a scientist polluted by energy industry dollars (which he denies), when they themselves ignore the fact that so-called "independent" governmental funding organizations, overseen by governments who have taken in the AGW farce hook-line-and-sinker, also have an agenda.

In fact, Dr. Steward has plenty of environmentalist kudos: e.g., he called national attention to the serious problem of coastal erosion and the importance of preserving America’s wetlands. His environmental work has won him many awards including the Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Excellence Award. We earth-hating, forest-paving conservatives may actually have to cut him a little slack for his other "enviro-awareness" campaigns, in view of his attacks on the notion that increased atmospheric CO2 levels are bringing death and destruction to planet Earth.

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You go, Dr. Steward!

Side note: The Washington Times has an interactive section on "The Battle over Climate Change & Energy Policy" with copious pictures, videos, articles, and commentary on the topic.



The ACORN Horror Picture Show

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:41 AM

You have heard, of course, of the ACORN Activist Darnell Nash, recently convicted in Ohio for vote fraud. (Something ACORN's defenders insisted never, ever happened.) But do you realize what a real tragedy this is? Darnell Nash had outstanding potential, and if it weren't for his conviction by the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy, could have had a brilliant future in the Obama Administration.


Nash, the self-proclaimed "Queen of Cleveland Gender Benders," claimed to make $150 an hour turning tricks, according to the New York Post. Describing Nash, who flashed a TV reporter on camera while dressed as a woman, as a "flamboyant con artist," the newspaper reported last October that Nash was also "busted for scamming local college students in a fake loan-program scheme that gave him access to the kids' checking accounts."

See? This guy could have been the Student Loan Czar or the Youth Fashion Czar. He could have been appointed to run one of the banks Obama has nationalized. But instead, his potential will be wasted in prison, because of our hateful racist society.

Here's another ACORN activist whose potentially brilliant career was cut down, whose dream was deferred, because of hateful right-wingers and those very un-European drug and prostitution laws.

An Ohio woman named Shari Bell who was allegedly a crack cocaine user, prostitute, and ACORN worker, was arrested on drug and prostitution charges in October.

This whole ACORN movie is starting to look like a cross between All The President's Men and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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"No drug testing? I'm gonna like working here!"

(Source: The American Spectator)



Morning Briefs: Stuff You've Probably Already Read Somewhere Else

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:10 AM

Good Morning, Campers

Item Number One: Proving, once again, that lying and smearing come as naturally to progressives as breathing, the left is attempting to smear Rush Limbaugh by passing around a fabricated "Limbaugh Quote:"


"I mean, let's face it, we didn't have slavery in this country for over 100 years because it was a bad thing. Quite the opposite: Slavery built the South. I'm not saying we should bring it back. I'm just saying it had its merits. For one thing, the streets were safer after dark."

The thing is, Rush Limbaugh never said it. Maybe they were thinking of Senator Robert Byrd. Among the progressive left-wing outfits propagating this smear: CNN and MSDNC. (But, remember, it's the other network that the lefties call "Faux News.")

Item Number Two
: The always-classy progressive left has created a new website, Teabagging for Jesus, which adds to the intellectual throw-weight of the left in much the same way as the left-wing blog devoted to attacking Trig Palin, the left-wing blog accusing Glenn Beck of rape and murder, and the Huffington Post do. (Gateway Pundit)

Item Number Three: Just to make you feel a little better about the future, you know all that "Mayan Calendar," "End of the World in 2012" stuff? Well, it's all a big load of dookie according to actual Mayan scholars and astronomers. The only real pending Apocalypse in 2012 is the re-election of Barry Soetero.

Morning briefs are brought to you by, "Hellmark: Cards for any occasion."

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P.S. At teh other blog, "Cry 'Racist!' And let slip the coons of war!"



What They Said Will Never Happen Under ObamaCare Is Already Happening

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 3:54 AM

Proponents of ObamaCare promise that it will vastly increase the quantity and improve the quality of health care while adding 30,000,000 people to the system. And, it will cost less! And, there will be no rationing! (a.k.a. "Death Panels")

Anyone with an IQ above room temperature knows that these promises are a load of crap. It is absolutely impossible to provide more care for more people for less money, unless you have a herd of magic unicorns that crap Kruggerands. And it better be a pretty damb big herd. Like, large enough to cover the Great Plains like the buffalo of olden times.

Anyway, ObamaCare was given a trial run in the state of Moonbatchusetts. A system of universal coverage was proposed by a Republican governor and enacted by a Democrat state legislature. Guess what? They're already rationing health care, and want to deny patients the right to choose any hospital they want for services.

You can’t reap these savings without limiting patients’ choices in some way,’’ said Paul Levy, chief executive of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
A state commission (i.e. "DEATH PANEL") recommended in July that insurers largely scrap the current fee-for-service system - in which insurers pay doctors, hospitals, and other providers a negotiated fee for each procedure and visit - and instead pay providers a per-patient annual fee to cover all of the patient’s medical care.
This new system of “global payments’’ (i.e. "Rationing") would discourage overuse of expensive medical services, force providers to live within a budget, and improve coordination of care for patients, supporters argue..........

Mitt Romney has a brilliant business record, and his personal character is above reproach. But foisting this monstrosity of socialized health care onto the state of Massachusetts should permanently disqualify him from ever seeking the Presidency.

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October 12, 2009

A Barack Obama Halloween

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:45 PM

In the Age of Moonbat Messiah, everything revolves around The One — even Halloween.

Compliments of Czarface.



Big Bird Takes on Bride of The One

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:34 PM

Even on Sesame Street, folks are fed up with a president too arrogant even to cough up his birth certificate:

On a tip from BackPain.



Steve Wynn Schools Michigan's Obamunist Governor

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:08 PM

Steve Wynn is a businessman who provides employment to more than 20,000 people. His point was that the focus of government in a recession should be to help the private sector create jobs; ideally by lowering taxes and getting out of the way.

Jennifer Granholm answers him by praising the glories of Big Government; like the minimum wage increases that have led to today's depression-scale 25% youth unemployment rate. Granholm is a prototype Obamunist who has presided over the loss of over 600,000 jobs during her tenure as Michigan's governor. She has promised 40,000 new government-subsidized green jobs in the next ten years. I guess that balances out if you use liberal math (or liberal amounts of meth). Oh, and a few years ago, Jenny requested a "one-time" tax increase to balance the budget. Guess what? She's asking for tax increases again.

As a reminder, here are some of Granholm's voting base banging on the doors for a free handout from the government.

I disagree with Wynn about one thing; government has, in fact, improved people's standards of living. John Murtha and his thieving relatives, Kwame Kilpatrick and his family, Al Gore, Tim Geithner's Bailout Buddies at Goldman-Sachs, and the parasites at ACORN are but a few of those living large because of government spending.



Today's Public School Lesson: Heroism = Villainy

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:57 PM

A culture that doesn't honor its heroes is in mortal peril — which is why Christopher Columbus, the bold and visionary explorer who brought Western Civilization to the New World, is constantly disparaged by our enemies within. Moonbats either ignore his namesake holiday, or exploit it as yet another opportunity to poison young minds with cultural self-hatred. AP approvingly reports:

Jeffrey Kolowith's kindergarten students … learn about the explorer's significance — though they also come away with a more nuanced picture of Columbus than the noble discoverer often portrayed in pop culture and legend.

"Nuance" is liberalese for something you don't want to step in.

"I talk about the situation where he didn't even realize where he was," Kolowith said. "And we talked about how he was very, very mean, very bossy."

Not brave. Not determined. Bossy.

Columbus' stature in U.S. classrooms has declined somewhat through the years, and many districts will not observe his namesake holiday on Monday. Although lessons vary, many teachers are trying to present a more balanced perspective of what happened after Columbus reached the Caribbean and the suffering of indigenous populations.

"Balanced" — liberalese for corrosive leftist propaganda.

"The whole terminology has changed," said James Kracht, executive associate dean for academic affairs in the Texas A&M College of Education and Human Development. "You don't hear people using the world 'discovery' anymore like they used to. 'Columbus discovers America.' Because how could he discover America if there were already people living here?"

People dim enough to ask a question like that are educating the next generation.

In Texas, students start learning in the fifth grade about the "Columbian Exchange" — which consisted not only of gold, crops and goods shipped back and forth across the Atlantic Ocean, but diseases carried by settlers that decimated native populations.

As Sweetness & Light notes, the diseases went both ways; explorers brought syphilis back to Europe. But noting this fact in the classroom wouldn't be "balanced."

In McDonald, Pa., 30 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, fourth-grade students at Fort Cherry Elementary put Columbus on trial this year — charging him with misrepresenting the Spanish crown and thievery. They found him guilty and sentenced him to life in prison.

Columbus's real crime was that he spoiled the noble savage utopia of the Stone Age Indians. If only Columbus hadn't butted in, Native Americans could still be gayly celebrating multiculturalism by cutting out a quarter million innocent victims' beating hearts every year in festive Aztec rituals.

Some might think it was good to put an end to that kind of savagery, but according to moral relativism — the official ideology of the education establishment — assembly line human butchering is the same as Christians singing hymns. Scholar Felipe Fernandez-Armesto applies cultural relativism to Columbus:

Every hero is somebody else's villain. Heroism and villainy are just two sides of the same coin.

Thomas Jefferson, Joseph Stalin, what's the difference? There's no right or wrong, only correct and incorrect — and discovering America was incorrect.

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Columbus's discovery put an end to all this fun.

On a tip from Conservigilant.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:17 AM

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Compliments of Diversity Lane.



Gas From Shale Would Solve Energy Problems

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:09 AM

While we pay $zillions to terror-sympathetic Muslim regimes for oil, we are sitting on all the energy we will need for decades:

Advances in technology for extracting gas from shale and methane beds have quickened dramatically, altering the global balance of energy faster than almost anybody expected.
Tony Hayward, BP's chief executive, said proven natural gas reserves around the world have risen to 1.2 trillion barrels of oil equivalent, enough for 60 years' supply — and rising fast. …
"There has been a revolution in the gas fields of North America. Reserve estimates are rising sharply as technology unlocks unconventional resources," he said.

However, this is only good news if the government allows us to use the new technology to unlock our own resources. The environmentalist extremists who call the shots won't like this:

Shale gas is undoubtedly messy. Millions of gallons of water mixed with sand, hydrochloric acid and toxic chemicals are blasted at rocks. This is supposed to happen below the water basins but accidents have been common. Pennsylvania's eco-police have shut down a Cabot Oil & Gas operation after 8,000 gallons of chemicals spilled into a stream.

Under the current regime, fortunes will continue to flow not only to Arabs but into futile windmill, solar, and biofuel boondoggles, while all the fuel we need waits under our feet for the moonbattery to abate. If our liberal rulers had any interest in energy independence, we would be allowed to drill our own oil, and build refineries and nuclear plants, so don't expect them to permit shale extraction on an economically meaningful scale.

On a tip from Chad.



Democrat Congressman Calls Disabled Marine "White Trash"

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:59 AM

Welcome to the new age of Democrat civility. We have Democrat Senator Barbara Boxer comparing Republicans to the Taliban. We have Democrat Congressman Alan "Dick" Grayson comparing Republicans to Nazis. We have Democrat Congressman Brian Baird calling Tea-Party Patriots "brownshirts." We have the Democrat House Leadership calling critics of their Health Care Program "Un-American."

Add to this hall of shame Democrat Congressman Dennis Moore, (D-KS), who referred to his Republic challenger --- a Marine Veteran who lost his leg to an IED in Iraq --- as "white trash."


Speaking to a respected Hispanic leader in KCK, Dennis Moore reportedly called decorated and disabled Marine Veteran and Congressional Opponent “White Trash” in a recent (recorded) telephone conversation. The KCK leader, who has formally supported the incumbent congressman, is supporting Daniel Gilyeat’s candidacy for the Kansas 3rd District Congressional seat. Dennis Moore called the KCK man after hearing the Hispanic community leader’s support had changed.

Stay classy, Democrat Party.

Hat Tip: LGF2



Artificial Breasts for Transsexuals on Someone Else's Dime May Be a Human Right

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:59 AM

In exchange for real rights as enshrined in the US Constitution, such as our rights to free speech, to bear arms, and to own property that's ours and not the government's, moonbat authoritarians offer their own version of "rights" — i.e., special goodies that it's your right to force someone else to pay for. The latest "right" Airstrip One may offer its subjects is the right for transsexual freakazoids to have artificial breasts affixed with taxpayers' money:

A transsexual refused breast enlargement surgery on the NHS is to take her [sic] case to the High Court, at a cost of tens of thousands of pounds to the hospital's budget.
The legally aided gender dysphoria sufferer, who has been living as a woman for over 10 years, says breast augmentation is essential to her [sic] female identity and emotional well-being and the refusal to give her [sic] the op amounts to sex discrimination.
Her [sic] unique test case against the West Berkire Primary Care Trust (PCT), in which the Equality and Human Rights Commission will also be playing a part, is now set for hearing at the High Court on October 20.

The freakazoid in question hasn't had a choppadickophomy procedure; he just wants to have breasts like a woman because that would, according to his lawyer, give him psychological benefit. The money wasted just dragging this case through court could be spent providing medical care to those who need it, but when the government controls healthcare, resources are allocated on a political basis.

Meanwhile, those with less politically correct medical needs go without treatment under Britain's socialist system.

An 80-year-old grandmother who doctors identified as terminally ill and left to starve to death has recovered after her outraged daughter intervened.
Hazel Fenton, from East Sussex, is alive nine months after medics ruled she had only days to live, withdrew her antibiotics and denied her artificial feeding. The former school matron had been placed on a controversial care plan intended to ease the last days of dying patients.

Just don't call it a death panel. Sarah Palin made those up.

In other socialized medicine news, a soldier died after being given cancerous lungs in a transplant operation:

Matthew Millington, 31, died at home in Brown Lees, near Stoke-on-Trent, after receiving the organs from a donor who is believed to have smoked between 30 and 50 roll-up cigarettes a day, an inquest heard.
Following the death, an investigation at Papworth Hospital, in Cambridge, pinpointed a string of problems, including issues with communication, record-keeping and patient handover. It found that a radiographer had failed to highlight the growth of a cancerous tumour.

Maybe the transsexual should think twice about whether he really wants government doctors installing his fake boobs.

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



Michelle Obama Action Figure

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:15 AM

On November 20, the wait will be over; Michelle Obama action figures will hit the market at $12.99 apiece.

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Every bit as lovely as the original, aren't they? The black widow dress looks sharper than ever. I hope they also offer the diplomatic mission to Britain clown suit outfit:

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Maybe there will be a talking version so that kids can pull a string and hear these inspiring quotes:

America is just downright mean.
For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change.
The realities are that, you know, as a black man, you know, Barack can get shot going to the gas station, you know.
The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more.

It's so nice that moonbat children have role models to emulate.

On tips from Oiao and Wiggins.



Obamanation

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:48 AM

If burning Old Glory isn't disrespectful enough, take flag desecration to the next level with this latest offering from the moonbat cult of personality (spotted in Kokomo, via Atlas Shrugs):

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The obscene travesty is for sale on eBay:

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Why not dispense with the stripes and just have Comrade Obama's haughty face as our flag?

On a tip from Bob S.



Safe Schools Czar Sez: "Killing someone who calls you a faggot is not aberrant behavior."

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:43 AM

According to the gay activist whackadoodle Chairman Zero appointed "Safe Schools Czar" Kevin Jennings, not only is it okay for creepy old gay dudes to pick up middle-school-aged boys in public restrooms, it's also not unusual to kill those who call you names.

Killing someone who calls you a faggot is not aberrant behavior but merely the most extreme expression of a belief that is beaten (sometimes literally) into boys at an early age in this country: Be a man – don’t be a faggot.
As Suzanne Pharr so eloquently explained in her landmark work Homophobia: A Weapon of Sexism, antigay bigotry is inextricably intertwined with the maintenance of “proper” gender roles by which little girls are supposed to be “sugar and spice and everything nice” and boys are supposed to be, well, quite the opposite. When boys take up guns to kill those who torment them with words like “faggot,” we shouldn’t be surprised. They’re just doing what we have taught them to do.

Is it just me, or does promoting the normalcy of killing people who tease you seem to run contrary to the mission of "Safe Schools Czar?" The way he probably meant this is that society conditions boys to kill those who affront their masculine self-identity. As such, Jennings is supporting the feminist idea that masculinity is itself a problem, that boys have to be emasculated for the good of society. (Margaret Jamison nods approvingly.) In other words, the "Safe Schools Czar" supports what Christina Hoff Sommers calls "The War on Boys," the systematic effort of the public schools to stigmatize masculine behavior.

The feminists running the school system don't get that ragging on one another is normal boy behavior, even among the best of friends. (It's girls that use teasing as a form of bullying.) Physical or verbal bullying is out of bounds in a school environment, of course. But Jennings seems to think that killing one's antagonist is the normal masculine response.

Why the heck do we need a Presidential "Safe Schools Czar" anyway? Isn't school safety a local issue? Does this position exist for any reason other than for Chairman Zero to expand Federal Control and, oh, by the way, throw a bone to his gay left base by appointing a radical gay activist to a prominent position where he can help indoctrinate schoolchildren?

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Remember Boys, the Safe School Czar Is Watching You.

BTW: For some reason, when I read this article, I couldn't help thinking of a really old SCTV sketch.



Afghanimerikastan

Posted by The MaryHunter at 3:40 AM

Some say that in winning the Nobel Prize, President Obama will have all the more cause to work hard and bring a true, lasting peace to international hotspots such as Afghanistan. However, despite his campaign pledge to make defeating Al Qaeda and the Taliban his number one priority as president, others on the Left and Right argue that his priorities should lie domestically -- The One was elected President of the USA, not Leader of the Free World. Still others ask, what fundamentally is wrong with Afghanistan? Who are we to try and impose Western-style democracy and values on these proud people, with centuries of unique tribal culture?

To a moral relativist such as Our Dear Leader, there are multiple means to relatively the same end: evening the international playing field. As astutely pointed out by Mark Steyn:

Mr. Obama's priorities lie not in the Hindu Kush but in America: Why squander your presidency on trying to turn an economically moribund feudal backwater into a functioning nation-state when you can turn a functioning nation-state into an economically moribund feudal backwater?


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Welcome to Detroit, Michigan, Afghanimerikastan, ca. 2013.



Morning Briefs: Stuff You May Have Read Somewhere Else

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 3:29 AM

Good Morning Campers,

Item Number One
: The Obama Health and Human Services Department decided to stage a publicity stunt by vaccinating an entire school with the H1N1 vaccine. The goal was to showcase the efficiency of their administration, and have a success story to support the cause of state-run health care. You can probably already guess what a spectacular FAIL it turned out to be.

.A U.S. government media event to promote H1N1 school vaccinations on Friday included VIPs, cute kids and a phalanx of television cameras -- but only one in five children at the school had proper parental consent to get immunized. "This school was ready to go," Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius... But 80 percent of the student body were ineligible for vaccinations due to missing paperwork during the day-long swine flu clinic. Federal officials did not want to discuss the turnout.

Of course, they didn't.

Item Number Two: In another socialized medicine success story, an eighty-year-old woman left to die by Airstrip One's National Health Service had to be rescued by her own daughter. NHS doctors had determined the old lady's life was not worth sustaining, and had chosen to deny her food and medicine. But remember, folks, 'Death Panels' are just a figment of Sarah Palin's imagination.

Item Number Three: Good News for Anonymous Trolls, Mexico has discovered a massive deposit of lithium. Now, all they need to do is discover a massive deposit of Thorazine and you guys will be all set.

And finally, (Item Number Four), the Obama White House just cannot deal with the fact that America's Number One news network doesn't love Dear Leader with the fawning worship of all the other networks. So much so that their Communications Chief has been throwing a public tantrum about it. Which is why these Morning Briefs are brought to you by the Obama Administration's communication department.

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The Obama White House: Some people just aren't ready for the Big Boy pants.



October 11, 2009

The Debate Is Over

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:04 PM

As far as the global warming hoax is concerned, the debate was over before it ever began. When a grown-up dares to challenge the Goracle's profitable lies, his microphone gets cut:

The nine "significant errors" — i.e., lies — Phelim McAleer refers to have been discussed earlier. The Science & Public Policy Institute dug a little deeper and found 35 lies.

No wonder the high-living Goracle makes no serious attempt to reduce his gargantuan carbon footprint, even while demanding that we submit to government-imposed poverty to save man-eating polar bears that unfortunately are anything but endangered.

Hat tip: The Blogprof.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:04 PM

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More Milli Vanilli Photoshop fun, compliments of John L.



Child Abuse

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:56 PM

Kids raised on a steady diet of envirofascist global warming propaganda will grow up to be either nervous wrecks who expect the world to end in their lifetimes, or cynics so used to being lied to that they don't believe even in things that are real:

Meanwhile, the Rockies and Phillies are finally able to proceed with their playoff series, with the temperature in Denver up to a balmy 30° — in early October.

On a tip from Oiao.



Some Weapons-Grade Crazy for Your Sunday Evening

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:39 PM

David Thompson has waded into the fever swamps of radical feminism and profiled the very deep thoughts of one Ms. Margaret Jamison; a lesbian separatist and blogger who has some very interesting and progressive ideas on heterosexuality and child rearing.


Ms Jamison is a lesbian feminist who defines rape as “all penile intercourse” on grounds that, “there is something wrong with this notion that a woman’s ‘consent’ is what separates a rapist from a non-rapist.” When not insisting that “all heterosex is rape,” Jamison’s thoughts turn a little too readily to the subject of harming children: “I believe male infanticide to be a better option than the current circumstances. I think it’s better than what we’ve got.”

That's right, she advocates for women to kill their male babies. Her attitude is not entirely unheard of in the lesbian separatist community, where even pre-pubescent boys and male toddlers are despised.

But even that's not enough for Ms. Jamison. Ms. Jamison doesn't just hate men, she hates women who like men. In her deranged mind, a woman who touches a man --- or even one who uses (Ahem) "tools" to simulate male contact --- is "tainted," and has no place in her Utopian lesbian sisterhood. From the perspective of an unenlightened non-progressive, she may come across as rather extreme on the point:

If I had a daughter, I would show her exactly what separatism meant. I would let her know that feminist separatists would prefer that I had aborted her rather than raise her in a household where I was married to her father.

The question I've got is why Obama hasn't appointed Margaret Jamison "Marriage and Family" Czar.

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It turns out a fish does need a bicycle, so it can run down all the men while yelling, "Die, Breeders! Die!"



Even Beeb Admits There Is No Global Warming

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:25 PM

You can stick a fork in the global warming hoax. Even the BBC — moonbatty Britain's government-run liberal propaganda service — admits that for the last decade, there has been no global warming, man-made or otherwise:

For the last 11 years we have not observed any increase in global temperatures.
And our climate models did not forecast it, even though man-made carbon dioxide, the gas thought to be responsible for warming our planet, has continued to rise.
So what on Earth is going on?

A swindle is what's going on. No one can predict with accuracy what the weather will be like next weekend, never mind 50 years from now. The only things we know for sure are that the climate has always fluctuated naturally, that there is zero evidence CO2 is harmful, and that Al Gore et al. are lying scoundrels.

Attempts by the liberal media to salvage its last shreds of credibility by admitting to the cooler weather we can all observe for ourselves won't prevent villainous politicians from looting us and destroying our standard of living. But they are going to have to do it without hiding behind the environmental fig leaf, which is as much a farce as Chairman Zero's Nobel Prize.

On a tip from Charles O.



Separated at Birth?

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:55 PM

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Of course, Nixon was nowhere near as corrupt as Rangel, who is hardly likely to resign for the good of the country. But being a Republican, Tricky Dick had much higher standards to fall short of. Both came to personify government malfeasance.

Compliments of Henry.



Next to Win Peace Prize: Tookie Williams

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:47 PM

The Nobel Committee has put itself into a bind. After granting its Peace Prize to a Marxist post turtle who has done absolutely nothing to deserve it, how will they continue to push the envelope of moonbattery? If they don't come up with a still more absurd recipient next time around, the Nobel ninnies risk no longer being seen as at the cutting edge of liberalism.

Here's an idea — why not award it posthumously to multiple murderer and Hollyweird heartthrob Tookie Williams? Moonbats would certainly support the choice, as can be seen from Zombie's coverage of his belated execution in 2005:

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On a tip from Air2air.

Update:

The murdering fiend Tookie Williams, founder of the infamous gang the Crips, actually was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize as well the Nobel Prize in Literature. It's not easy to stay ahead of just how surreal the world is becoming under the corrosive effects of moonbattery.



Hitler Reacts to ObamaCare Maneuvers

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:57 AM

You would think no one but an MSM journalist could be taken in by Comrade Obama's patently fake promises that private insurance would be allowed to survive under ObamaCare. But it looks like another famous progressive was actually taken in:

Not to worry, Adolf. Chairman Zero's goals are the same as your own: absolute slavery to state for everyone.

On a tip from John R.



President Awesome Wins the Nobel Fleece Prize

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:49 AM

At least we get to go down laughing.

On tips from Granny Jan and Czarface.



Diversity Is Strength Is Crap

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:32 AM

"Diversity is strength," the left likes to chant. "America's greatness comes from our diversity," they chant. Some would argue that the freedom to allow anyone to go as far and as high as their hard work, talent, and ambition can take them is at the heart of our success as a nation. The left says, no, our success as a nation depends on bean-counting to make sure people of different skin colors, sexes, sexual orientations, mental disorders, or whatever, are equally represented.

But at the same time, the left is giddy over the thought of the United States being reduced to a second-rate power by China, a country that demands rigid conformity and is rather devoid of racial diversity. (And as anyone who spent time in China will attest, their attitudes toward blacks make David Duke look like Alan Alda.)

Which would tend to make one suspect that this diversity thing may not really be the key to national greatness after all. Or, at least, that the left doesn't really believe that BS.

India, on the other hand, is very diverse culturally, ethnically, and religiously. But, as a democracy, it is not nearly so admired by the left. In fact, as Hillary and Joe Biden have shown us, cracking ethnic jokes at the expense of the subcontinent is perfectly acceptable.

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Strength in diversity, I think two of these women might be left-handed.(Xinhua)



Just a Wee Reminder about Democrat Hypocrisy...

Posted by The MaryHunter at 6:40 AM

Those who condemned Joe Wilson's "out of order" heckle of Obama will love this.


Do you think these obnoxious Democraps would ever actually apologize to Gov. Terminator? Don't hold your breath.

Hat tip: Awaken the Sleeping Giant



October 10, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:18 AM

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Compliments of BackPain.



Some Things Are Always Wrong

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:10 AM

…even when indulged in by Tinseltown's liberal elite:

But it would be too much to expect esteemed moral philosophers of the Left like Whoopi Goldberg to agree.

On a tip from Stephan.



The Shape of Socialized Medicine in Britain

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:44 AM

This is how socialized medicine has been shaping up in the vast ruin where England used to be:

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The picture above shows what happens when you break your arm in a country where you pay exorbitant taxes for "free" healthcare and then have to wait 10 months for an operation.

Torron Eeles claims surgeons cancelled on him four times, leaving him unable to work and living in fear of losing his home.
His incapacity benefit was cancelled 'because I can turn on a tap and I can lift my arm', he said.
'It's been so long, the bones have knitted back together. Sleeping is really uncomfortable because, whenever I roll over, my arm gets in the way,' added the 50-year-old.
'I'm a kitchen fitter and plumber by trade but I can't even slice a loaf of bread, let alone work.'
Mr Eeles, from Welham Green, Hertfordshire, fractured his arm falling down stairs at home in December last year and had his arm put in plaster by casualty doctors.
He was then told he would need a metal plate because the bone fragments were too far apart.
The first two operations at Queen Elizabeth II hospital in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, were cancelled because of a lack of beds and operating time, he said.
A third operation in February was delayed by his high blood pressure while a fourth, planned for May, was binned because of his smoking.

So we see that Eeles isn't the innocent victim after all; his bureaucratic overlords rightfully denied him medical care because he smokes.

Future cost savings might be achieved by withholding healthcare from anyone who consumes trans fats or can't prove they jog five miles a day.

On a tip from Steve T. Hat tip: Nothing to Do With Arbroath.



The Safe Schools Czar Leaves Some Voice Messages

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 10:22 AM

A Moonbattery operative has uncovered some phone messages left by Barack Obama's Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings for his newspaper boy. (Moderate language warning)



Just for Showing Up

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:10 AM

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Compliments of Jim Lavery.



Starbucks Mocks Town Hall Patriots

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:36 AM

If the bloated prices and phony atmosphere aren't enough to keep you away from Starbucks, and this isn't, or this or this, than this probably won't be either — Starbucks commercials now ridicule patriots for standing up to the corrupt and irresponsible politicians who are systematically destroying our country:

It must not have occurred to these boobs that if people don't rise up to stop Obama and the Demonrats, this is not going to be the kind of country where anyone outside the government elite has $5 to blow on an organically brewed artichoke-flavored grande vanilla latte mocha supreme.

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On a tip from nancz.



Counter-Moonbattery Alert: Tweet Your Beliefs-Patriotically

Posted by The MaryHunter at 5:03 AM

If Obama's ascension to the role of World's Leading Spokesman proved to be the last straw, if you've just about had it with RINOs and the Republican leadership who enable them, then perhaps you want to launch your own Twitter account and tweet about it. In which case, you'll definitely want to accessorize with some of these wonderful background images, produced by QuestionObama. Follow the link for everything you need to know -- they are scaled and ready to use. Thumbnails of a few examples:

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Freedom Is Not Free
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"Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people"
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LOL, LOL, LOL.....

(And yes, that last one is especially patriotic, since dissent IS patriotic, as the 2006-2008 Democrats and libtards so loved to remind us.)

Kudos to QuestionObama.com for sharing these with the twitterverse.



October 9, 2009

Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize and Wins and Wins and...

Posted by The MaryHunter at 5:15 PM

Video from ReasonTV, on a tip from a comment by Rob Banks.

In case you missed them, look for Moonbattery's other treatments of the Obama Nobel Prize here, here,and here.

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Here's yet another take --

Trading tip: sell those Obama futures contracts NOW.

This Nobel prize was probably voted on fairly recently, despite the February nomination deadline. It telegraphs the deep concern of liberal European elitists that Obama's stock is falling, both internationally and domestically, and may not recover. The Nobel Committee feels it could, in Rush Limbaugh's words, toss a political grenade into Washington -- reason being, to hopefully prop up Obama at home.

The Nobel folk didn't want to have to hold back the prize a year or two, waiting to see if Obama actually accomplished a pull-out of Afghanistan, closure of Guantanamo, or unilaterally disarming our nukes. Elitists foreign and domestic saw ObamaCare crash, saw the Euro-tour stumbles, saw the economic farce that is porkulus, saw the bitch-slap on the Chicago olympics… and they fear Obama will continue to have one epic failure after another. They fear he will lose the House and/or Senate to the GOP in 2010 and ultimately be unable to force through his agenda, which is aimed at neutralizing the USA as a world superpower. This clearly political award was an attempt to interfere directly with American politics.

Oh yea, and of course it was a Thank You for his not being President Bush.




Grim RINO Tales: GOP Muster for an Epic Failure in New York State's 23rd

Posted by The MaryHunter at 1:00 PM

Conservative GOP leaders have been talking a tough game lately, especially when it comes to ACORN. But when actions absurdly contradict tough talk, then leadership is nonexistent.

Take, for example, the case of New York State's 23rd Congressional District, which was freed up when GOP Rep. John M. McHugh was pegged to be Obama's secretary of the Army. In the upcoming special election, the Party had a choice: support a liberal Republican, who is in bed with ACORN, or toss this RINO to the lions for the good of the party's alleged values. Minority Leader John Boehner chose, of course, to do the prudent thing: Support the corrupt status quo.

Boehner is leading the charge to de-fund ACORN, but in the same breath he is willing to support the campaign of this alleged Republican, Dede Scozzafava:

Three times Mrs. Scozzafava has run for the Assembly on ACORN's Working Families Party line, appearing with John Kerry in 2004 and President Obama last year. The left-wing political Web site the Daily Kos has endorsed her for Congress - and with good reason. She is pro-card check, pro-abortion and twice voted in the Assembly to legalize gay marriage.

There is actually a conservative candidate in this race, however:

When upstate businessman Doug Hoffman, a lifelong Republican, learned just how liberal Mrs. Scozzafava's record is, he won the New York Conservative Party's nomination to oppose Mrs. Scozzafava and Democrat lawyer Bill Owens, who enjoys the support of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
Conservatives like American Conservative Union Chairman David Keene say they are puzzled that National Republican Congressional Committee operatives are pouring massive efforts into Mrs. Scozzafava's campaign. NRCC Chairman Rep. Pete Sessions says it's because Mrs. Scozzafava would one day vote for Mr. Boehner for speaker, as if the lifelong Republican Hoffman would not.

In a word: infuriating. In another: unsurprising. Indeed, local polling tells an interesting story:

A John McLaughlin poll, conducted for the campaign, also shows a close race, but one question reveals why Mr. Hoffman has every chance of winning the seat. Last year the 23rd district voted narrowly for Mr. Obama. But this year the McLaughlin poll shows 56 percent of likely voters want to elect a conservative Republican. Only 24 percent said they would vote for a Democrat. A minuscule 8 percent said they wanted a liberal Republican.

If Boehner were sincerely interested in the forest of GOP values, one would expect him to at least distance himself from this liberal tree Scozzafava, or at best, campaign for the Independent -- who surely would caucus with the GOP, if not simply switch parties the day after being sworn in.

With GOP leaders unwilling to draw the line with GOP candidates, how possibly can the party reform, let alone take back Congress in 2010? When victory is only measured through short-term wins by RINOs who would just as soon lick the toes of ACORN in order to get elected, the Grand Old Party will continue to fail.

Think back now: what did all of that stumping that Bush did for Arlen Specter get? Exactly what anyone with half a brain who knows anything about Benedict Arlen would have expected: another disloyal political opportunist. So too, it seems, for Minority Leader Boehner. Emphasis on Minority.

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Contrary to the other kind, political RINOs are alive, well, and thriving among us.



More on the Nobel Ridiculousness

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 12:56 PM

Even liberal Peter Beinert is flabbergasted that the Yasser Arafat Peace Prize went to a man who has actually accomplished nothing.

I like Barack Obama as much as the next liberal, but this is a farce. He’s done nothing to deserve the prize. Sure, he’s given some lovely speeches and launched some initiatives—on Iran, Israeli-Palestinian peace, climate change and nuclear disarmament—that might, if he’s really lucky and really good, make the world a more safe, more just, more peaceful world. But there’s absolutely no way to know if he’ll succeed, and by giving him the Nobel Prize as a kind of “atta boy,” the Nobel Committee is actually just highlighting the gap that conservatives have long highlighted: between Obamamania as global hype and Obama’s actual accomplishments.

There is a comic side to this, because the award of this prize to Obama is so absurd as to be surreal. There is a tragic side, too, because the new Nobel Laureate has sided with the butchers of Teheran against their own people; has sided with Marxist dictators over the free people of Honduras; has sided with the butchers of Beijing against the Dalai Lama; and is apparently comfortable with letting the butchers of the Taliban govern Afghanistan. On the other hand, dead people tend to be very peaceful, so there is a certain sick logic in giving a peace prize to a man who, when given the choice, invariably sides with murderous tyrants.

Back to the comic side, Mr. Right at Obamanation was kind enough follow up with my earlier Photoshop request.

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Obama has also been named the winner of the 2010 Tour de France because according to officials, "he could win if he wanted to."

Blogger-who's-way-funnier-than-I-am Jim Treacher, adds, "Obama also won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his groundbreaking work in preventing unneeded amputations and tonsillectomies."



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:37 AM

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Compliments of Sal.



Rush Limbaugh to Judge Miss America Pageant

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 9:30 AM

Scientologist Greta Van Susteren revealed last night that Rush Limbaugh will be one of the judges of the 2010 Miss America Pageant. Pageant officials figured this was the only way to keep Barack Obama from winning that, too.



French Culture Minister Paid for Sex With Little Boys

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:20 AM

No wonder French Minister of Culture and Communication Frederic Mitterrand joined Hollywood in defending child rapist Roman Polanski:

French President Nicolas Sarkozy was under growing pressure last night after his culture minister insisted paying for sex with young male prostitutes was 'not a serious mistake'.
Frederic Mitterrand also astonishingly challenged the French public's morality by asking them: who among you has not done something like this at least once?
Mr Mitterrand, 62, nephew of former president Francois Mitterrand, revealed he had hired 'young boys' for sex in Thailand in his autobiography four years ago.
Mitterrand's 2005 book 'The Bad Life' has caused controversy only since the minister's defence of Roman Polanski.
He wrote: 'The profusion of very attractive and immediately available young boys puts me in a state of desire that I no longer need to hinder nor hide… as I know that I will not be refused.
'I got into the habit of paying for boys. All these rituals of the market for youths, the slave market, excite me enormously.'

Liberals will be pleased to note that under the Moonbat Messiah, America has surpassed France on the road to total moral ruin. In France, they make creepy perverts like Mitterrand culture ministers; here they are in charge of school safety.

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Lock up the little boys: it's France's cultural minister.

On tips from Byron and Jay Guevara.



Even Obama's Art Is Fake

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:48 AM

Absolutely everything about the Moonbat Messiah is a sham — even the lousy modern art in his ballyhooed collection. It includes a piece of junk entitled "The Watusi," by one Alma Thomas:

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The Tate Gallery has a piece called "The Snail," created by Henri Matisse back in the 1950s:

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Rotate "Watusi" 90° to the right, change the colors, and you have the same uninspired artwork. You'd have to ask an expert like Joke Biden, but I believe this qualifies as plagiarism.

But of course, Matisse was just some dead white male, not a "longtime Washington resident who is an African-American painter."

Hat tips: Gateway Pundit, Michelle Malkin. On a tip from BURNING HOT.



Apologizing for America Has Its Rewards

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:49 AM

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Moonbats must be so proud to see their Messiah enter the exalted ranks with Yasser Arafat, Jimmy Carter, and Al Gore. They'll have to invent a new, still more prestigious award if Chairman Zero actually accomplishes anything, other than setting our economy on a path to collapse and letting Afghanistan degenerate into Vietnam.

Compliments of Torey.



DUmmie Lightworkers Rally on Behalf of Menaced Moon

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:21 AM

After scouring the Internet to find something even half as absurd as the Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to the useless sack of self-esteem in the White House as a reward for having accomplished absolutely nothing, the closest thing I could find is this post at Democratic Underground regarding the unconscionable attack on the moon:

On Friday, the 9th, NASA plans to blast a kinetic weapon into the moon. I will do everything I can to alter the course of that object in order to avoid the colony located in the area that is being targeted. I am not alone in this effort. Light workers around the world have been notified and are on the case.
In my meditation under the stars and moon last night I promised those living beings on the moon that we would do everything we could to keep them from suffering any ill affects from this ill advised launch from earth.
And though I should not have been surprised, I was when I got a response… it was a voice in unison, like the voice of many, a sort of collective response. "We know, and thank you" I then sent the thought that the action of a few is not the action of the many. Again, a response of "We know, and thank you"
And then I held my hands out to the sky and made my promise out loud to accept my birthright and to fulfill promises I made before I came here (incarnate). What happened next was quite unexpected.

From there it starts to get weird — but not weird enough to leave the DUmmie crew behind. Comments gush with support, including promises to send "protective energy" to help the enlightened liberal beings who dwell on the moon but are menaced by America's military industrial complex.

Chairman Zero's Science Czar John Holdren has it wrong. We don't need sterilants in the drinking water. We need Thorazine.

On a tip from Harv.



Barack Obama Wins Yasser Arafat Peace Prize

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:57 AM

The Nobel Committee has truly beclowned itself this time. The Peace Prize has meant nothing since 1994 when it was awarded to Yasser Arafat to reward his lifelong pursuit of Jew-killing. In times since, it has been awarded to Jimmy Carter and Al Gore for their lifelong pursuit of not being George W. Bush. Now, it's been awarded to Barack Hussein Obama for his lifelong pursuit of being Barack Hussein Obama.

The Times Online has noticed the "Life imitates the Onion" quality of awarding a Nobel Prize to an over-rated narcissist who has accomplished Jack Squat.

The prize risks looking preposterous in its claims, patronising in its intentions and demeaning in its attempt to build up a man who has barely begun his period in office, let alone achieved any tangible outcome for peace.

No kidding. But I doubt Obama's silly little cult will see it this way. They also think Obama deserves the Nobel Peace Prize, and for the same reason, because he is 'The One.' I am sure the next verse in the Schoolchildren's hymn to Obama is being written as we speak. They should give him an Oscar, too, for that matter. Because he has made just as many contributions to film as he has to World Peace.

As a bonus, let's consider who the Nobel Committee considered less worthy than Barack Hussein Obama to receive to Nobel Peace Prize:


  • Chinese Human Rights Activist Hu Jia - imprisoned for campaigning for human rights in the PRC, not as worthy as Barack Hussein Obama.
  • Wei Jingsheng, who spent 17 years in Chinese prisons for urging reforms of China's communist system. -- not as worthy as Barack Hussein Obama. (Not to mention the symbolic value of awarding a Chinese dissident on the 20th Anniversary of the Tianenmen Square Massacre.)
  • Greg Mortenson, founder of the Central Asia Institute has built nearly 80 schools, especially for girls, in remote areas of northern Pakistan and Afghanistan over the past 15 years - not as worthy as Barack Hussein Obama.
  • Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad, a philosophy professor in Jordan who risks his life by advocating interfaith dialogue between Jews and Muslims, also not as worthy as Barack Hussein Obama.
  • Afghan human rights activist Sima Samar. She currently leads the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission and serves as the U.N. special envoy to Darfur and is apparently also not as worthy as Barack Hussein Obama.

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Brilliant analogy, Rob Banks. Anyone have time to photoshop this?



October 8, 2009

Is Holder's Justice Dept. Doing Something... *ssshhhh* Illegal?

Posted by The MaryHunter at 6:20 PM

In case you missed it on Rush Limbaugh or Red County today: Our Attorney General, Reichsführer-SS Eric Holder, may well be breaking new ground in Justice Department unscrupulousness by hiring -- viz., "paying with taxpayer dollars" -- wackjob liberal bloggers to seek out and troll-poop on anti-Obama Administration media reports and blog posts.

As reported at The Muffled Oar, a blog that first broke the story of Holder's secretive blogging unit -- dubbed the "Blog Squad" by blogger Isaac Muzzey -- Holder has housed this unit in the Office of Public Affairs at the Department of Justice. It also appears that former John Edwards staffer Tracy Russo is part of this special unit.

From The Muffled Oar, who broke the story last Friday:

Not only is the Department of Justice Blog Squad going to reach out to nontraditional media like TPM Muckraker or the Muffled Oar, but they are also tasked with fostering anonymous comments at conservative leaning blogs such as the Free Republic. They are also tasked with fostering anonymous comments, or comments under pseudonyms, at newspaper websites with stories critical of the Department of Justice, Holder and President Obama.

Does this sound legal to you, dear reader? I suppose it could be considered so, if, like Führer Obama, you simply consider taxpayer dollars as your own, to do with as you please - even hand out to screaming rioters. For more on the legal issues raised, see NRO's the corner blog.

Clearly it's time for an investigation. Of course, who could possibly do that? The Justice Department, with it's unimpeachably incorruptible AG, could investigate itself. Or the Democrat Congress -- the most transparent, hard-working, and ethical Congress in decades -- could appoint a Special Prosecutor.

Either of these sound about as likely as Obama singing The Star-Spangled Banner from memory whilst pulling a rabbit out of Happy Joe Biden's arse. Until then, dear reader, the writers at Moonbattery.com will continue to taunt the Blog Squad to no end.


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"The bombs, ah, waving up there, ah… dammit, stop yer squirmin', Joe."



Candy Causes Violent Criminal Behavior

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:11 PM

The agenda of nanny state authoritarians continues to receive support from dubious scientific research in Airstrip One, where it has been discovered that eating candy as a child makes you grow up to be a violent criminal.

Researchers from Cardiff University in Wales looked at data on 17,415 children born in a single week during April 1970 in the United Kingdom. …
About 69 percent of those who reported having committed violent acts also reported eating candy daily at age 10, compared to 42 percent of those who did not have a violent criminal past, the study authors noted.
"There appears to be a link between childhood diet and adult violence, although the nature of the mechanism underlying this association needs further scrutiny," said study author Simon Moore, a senior lecturer in the Violence and Society Research Group at Cardiff University. …
So, does this mean parents should ban sweets entirely?
Not necessarily, Moore said. A possible explanation for the candy-violence association is that giving children sweets and chocolate regularly may prevent them from learning to delay gratification. That, in turn, may encourage impulsivity, which is linked to delinquency.

But Melinda Johnson, a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association, isn't willing to let candy off so easily, asserting that candy consumption is indicative of a poor diet, which could cause abnormal brain growth.

Aside from the risk of turning children into criminals, there are many other good reasons to limit sweets, Johnson said.

Watch for Big Government to start snatching candy from babies soon.

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Taking candy from babies: suitable work for Big Government.

On a tip from Eoin.



Separated at Birth?

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:59 PM

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Robert Johnson is said to have sold his soul to the Devil for talent and fame. The other guy sold his to George Soros.

On a tip from John L.



Darnell Nash: Another ACORN Community Activist Finds Fame

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:48 PM

Comrade Obama isn't the only big success to come out of ACORN. There's also the self-proclaimed "Queen of Cleveland Gender Benders," Darnell Nash:

The activist group ACORN, which has long worked with criminals as it preys on the weak and the troubled, is on the verge of yet another public relations catastrophe.
That's because a cross-dressing Ohio male escort whom ACORN registered multiple times to vote was convicted of full-fledged vote fraud in addition to the lesser crime of voter registration fraud. A spokesman for Cleveland prosecutor Bill Mason confirmed yesterday that a local investigation of ACORN remains wide open.
The conviction of Darnell Nash, apparently known by several aliases including Serina "Sexy Slay" Gibbs, is hugely significant for several reasons, not least of which is the fact that ACORN has long maintained that vote fraud, as opposed to the lesser crime of voter registration fraud, essentially never happens.

Who knows what else we'll find, as journalists gather the courage to defy the liberal establishment media blockade and follow the lead of James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles by lifting the ACORN rock, out from under which our Community Activist in Chief crawled into the limelight.

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ACORN's Darnell Nash shows a reporter what he's got, via Jossip.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:46 PM

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Compliments of Henry, on a request from Spurwing Plover.



Afternoon Update

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 12:03 PM

Good afternoon, campers,

Item Number One: Compare and Contrast two recent news items. In Israel, a woman wins the Nobel prize for Chemistry. In Gaza, Palestinians make it illegal for women to ride motorcyles. Naturally, in the ongoing Middle East conflict, the "progressive" socialist left sides with the culture that wraps women in Hefty bags against the culture where women become scientists.

Item Number Two: Your government at work. The Clinton Foundation offered to renovate a bridge to the Clinton Presidential Library and Massage Parlor for $4 Million. Now, it's a Federal Stimulus Project, and the bridge will cost $10.5 million. Yep, these are the people who promise that nationalizing health care will make it cheaper and more efficient. (Wall Street Journal)

Item Number Three: The New York Times says believing in God is a form of dementia. God says, believing what you read in the New York Times is a form of dementia. (Our Sunday Visitor)

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Liberal tolerance.



Moonbat Attack on Recruiting Office: Fail

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:10 AM

Tuesday will not go down as a day of triumph for Berkeley moonbats. After laying plans to stage a spectacle at the Marine Corps recruiting office as part of a nationwide campaign to target recruiters, communist militants from World Can't Wait/We Are Not Your Soldiers arrived to find the building defended by patriots:

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This welcoming committee nixed any plans the activists may have had to vandalize the building again. Instead they stood around in the street, inanely shouting through megaphones at passing cars:

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Concerned about this traffic hazard, a conscientious citizen called the police. The commies found themselves confined to the curb, where their ideology was kicked by civilization generations ago.

After an hour or so they crawled back under their rocks, whatever fees they may have paid for demonstration and sound permits having been wasted.

On a tip from Oiao and Iceman. Photos by Thoynes.



Free "Obama Money" Leads to Near Riot

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 9:43 AM

What happens when a whole crowd of Model Obama Citizens queue up for free money from the government:

Can you spot Goatse Wellstoned?

Hat Tip: Knowledge Is Power



A Model Obama Citizen

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 9:28 AM

News Reporter Ken Rogulski from Radio Station WJR in Detroit has found the model Obama citizen waiting in line outside Cobo Hall to file an application for stimulus money being doled out by the Obama Regime.

ROGULSKI: Did you get an application to fill out yet?
WOMAN: I sure did. And I filled it out, and I am waiting to see what the results are going to be.
ROGULSKI: Will you know today how much money you're getting?
WOMAN: No, I won't, but I'm waiting for a phone call.
ROGULSKI: Where's the money coming from?
WOMAN: I believe it's coming from the City of Detroit or the state.
ROGULSKI: Where did they get it from?
WOMAN: Some funds that was forgiven (sic) by Obama.
ROGULSKI: And where did Obama get the funds?
WOMAN: Obama getting the funds from... Ummm, I have no idea, to tell you the truth. He's the president.

There you have the core of the Democrat base, someone lining up for money the government has taken away from someone else (future generations, in this case), who has done nothing to earn it, who doesn't give a damb where it came from, and is happy that Obama is looking out for her.

And Tim Geithner's bailout buddies at Goldman Sachs are no better.

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Feds Prevent Sheriff Joe From Enforcing Immigration Law

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:18 AM

There is a direct correlation between centralization and tyranny. That's why the Founding Fathers created a system that limits the power of the federal government in favor of local authority. It's also why the left-wing tyrants in Washington are going after Maricopa County, Arizona's heroic sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Sheriff Joe is famous for standing up to slimy liberal mollusks like Phoenix Mayor Fail Gordon and doing what is right by enforcing the law. This puts him in direct opposition to the Obamanation Administration, which sides aggressively with the drug-dealers, human traffickers, and other lowlife illegally pouring over our essentially unguarded border.

In a cruel joke, former Arizona Governor Janet "Crappy Nappy" Napolitano was put in charge of Homeland Security on the basis of her experience with the border — which she steadfastly refused to defend. Now she is using her frightening powers to target Arpaio for doing the job she refuses to do: keep our homeland secure. From the liberal comic book known as the East Valley Spittoon:

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has stripped Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio of his authority to arrest suspected illegal immigrants based solely on their immigration status.
But Arpaio said Tuesday he plans to continue his controversial "crime suppression operations," despite DHS's decision to not renew an agreement that would allow the sheriff to continue immigration enforcement on the streets.
"It's all politics," said Arpaio, who spent much of an afternoon news conference Tuesday wagging his finger, waving his arms and snarling at reporters.
Arpaio will have some immigration powers under an agreement signed Friday. His 60 detention officers in the county jails will still have the authority to check the immigration status of people they book.
But the agreement that would allow street patrols was signed Sept. 21 and then rescinded, and a top-level DHS official from the U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs personally told him the federal agency wasn't going to accept the agreement, but he "didn't really give a good reason," Arpaio said.

The reason of course is that the more penniless, unskilled Mexicans colonize Arizona and get hooked on welfare, the sooner the Democrats can flip it to a blue state. That Phoenix is already the kidnapping capital of the country due to illegal alien activity is a price our distant rulers in DC and their lapdogs at the Spittoon are more than willing to pay.

However, Maricopa County supervisors have okayed the previously agreed-upon policy of letting Arpaio check the immigration status of people booked in jail. As Sheriff Joe says,

The ball is really in the court of ICE and Department of Homeland Security now. I don't think the public is going to be happy about these games that are being played.

Speaking of games, the Injustice Department under skeevy pro-terrorist cockroach Eric Holder is investigating Arpaio for "racial profiling" because many of the illegal aliens invading across the Mexican border are Mexican. Good thing for the Soviet Union Eric Holder wasn't Attorney General there during WWII; he would have forbidden resistance to the Nazi invasion on the grounds that it was racist against Germans.

By the way, DHS announces that 10% of our borders are under control, and that will suffice:

Eight years after the attacks of 9/11 and four years after the 9/11 Commission cited America's porous borders as a serious risk to national security, the Department of Homeland Security does not seem remotely concerned that it has just 894 miles of border "under effective control". That's 894 miles out of 8,607 miles of land and coastline that DHS is responsible for controlling.
What about the other 7,713 miles of land and sea borders? DHS doesn't seem too worried. Their stated goal for FY 2010 is to have the same 894 miles "under effective control" one year from now.

Coming soon: amnesty.

Never in our history have the interests of the federal government been so aggressively opposed to the interests of the American people. Either the scum in Washington is brought crashing down hard and soon, or our greatness is behind us. There will be plenty of Eric Holders and Janet Napolitanos, but no Joe Arpaios to be found.

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One of America's last heroes?

Hat tips: Reaganite Republican, Family Security Matters. On tips from Bill T and Henry.



ACORN Thugs Throw Out Republican Registrations

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:20 AM

ACORN activists are famous for using your tax dollar to register characters like Mickey Mouse. But what would happen if they did something really weird — like register Republicans? As reported by Pam Geller, Black Republican Fathiyyah Muhammad of Jacksonville discovered the answer when she signed up to register voters for ACORN at $3/head.

In stark contrast to typical ACORN operatives, Muhammad is an entrepreneur who grasps the concept of economic liberty. As she puts it:

America is the place you can live your dreams if you work at it.

When potential voters didn't have a preference, she signed them up as Republicans. An apparatchik back at the ACORN office was not pleased.

I showed what I had, and he said, "No, no, you a fraud, there can't be any black Republicans,' and oh, he just kind of hung me out to dry.… But of course their main aim was to register only Democrats. They're not interested in registering Republicans.

As for the Republican registrations she collected…

They just discarded those, they weren't valid. All of the registrations… they just threw those out.

To top it off, ACORN stiffed her for the $3 per registration she'd been promised.

Everyone else got paid, all the other people got paid, but I didn't. And I didn't make a big deal about it, I just figured that it was another one of life's experiences.

Let's hope the whole country learns from its recent experiences with ACORN — and with the community activist it helped place in the White House.

On tips from Byron, Clingtomyguns, and BURNING HOT.



As Chairman Zero Dithers, Troop Morale Plunges

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 7:18 AM

Military chaplains report that morale among troops in Afghanistan (which used to be "the good war", "the necessary war" when Democrats had to pretend they actually gave a rat's hinders about fighting terrorism) has plummeted as the radical, terrorist-loving, Marxist Narcissist-in-Chief dawdles over strategy and commitment.

"The many soldiers who come to see us have a sense of futility and anger about being here. They are really in a state of depression and despair and just want to get back to their families," said Captain Jeff Masengale, of the 10th Mountain Division’s 2-87 Infantry Battalion. …
"We're lost — that's how I feel. I'm not exactly sure why we're here," said Specialist Raquime Mercer, 20, whose closest friend was shot dead by a renegade Afghan policeman last Friday. "I need a clear-cut purpose if I'm going to get hurt out here or if I'm going to die."

Maybe it's because their commander-in-chief is "not interested in victory." Maybe it's because their indecisive, dithering, commander-in-chief refuses to provide the resources needed to to do the job properly and also refuses to pull out. Maybe it's because their commander-in-chief has all the time in the world to do Sunday chat shows, David Letterman, and jetting off to Copenhagen to shill for the Olympics but can barely scrape up 25 minutes to talk to the general in charge of Afghanistan operations. Maybe it's because Chairman Zero and Obamacrats are gutting the defense budget, even canceling a program for Combat Search and Rescue helicopters to save soldiers lives.



No Impact Moonbat

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:08 AM

Colin Beavan isn't like other environmentalists who hypocritically talk the talk while walking all over Gaia by participating in modern civilization. He and his family went an entire year without using toilet paper to prove his devotion to the bizarre cult of eco-moonbattery. If people just cared enough to stop wiping their behinds, the thriving polar bears would be saved from doom.

Beavan's stunt not only helped save the planet, but was the basis for a book. The trees he allegedly saved by forsaking basic hygiene have met a still more demeaning fate by becoming the pages of No Impact Man.

Beavan has been spewing harmless carbon right and left as he promotes the book. He and his wife Michelle recently appeared on CBS's Early Show, where Harry Smith gushed:

This is an amazing saga… when the lights were switched back on, Colin and Michelle clearly saw a year that meant so much more than living without toilet paper.

Smith tried to get to the bottom of what the Beavan family used instead of TP. But No Impact Man would only answer, "what we want to talk about here is that we have a big emergency."

The emergency was that Al Gore had made hundreds of $millions off this farcical "crisis" before Beavan made a dime.

There's also a movie version. US box office receipts were $15,215.

At least No Impact Man named himself right. Beavan has had no impact — on the environment or anything else.

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No impact movie.

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin. On a tip from BURNING HOT.



Morning Briefs: Stuff You've Probably Already Read Somewhere Else

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:58 AM

Good Morning Campers,

Item Number One: Newsweek magazine asks the question, "Was Russia better off under Communism?" And, inevitably, the official magazine of "We're all socialists now" concludes, "Da, tovarisch." Sure, they have more economic opportunity and a more open society now, and sure, soviet communism murdered 20,000,000 people but under communism, Newsweek informs us, they had 2,337 movie theaters, versus only 1,510. So, obviously, they were better off under communism (and, by implication, we will be, too.) (Newsbusters)

Item Number Two: Keeping up with the far left social radicals of the Obama administration, Kevin Jennings (the gay radical "Safe Schools Czar") says that those who oppose teaching kindergartners about gay sex are racists. And Congressman Barney Frank says opposing illegal immigration is tantamount to supporting Nazi genocide. (Gateway Pundit)

Item Number Three: The state-run media were gleefully reporting yesterday and the day before that undercover operatives from the city and state of New York conducted gun show "stings" to prove that laws were violated. What the state-run media didn't, and won't, report is that Bloomberg's and Paterson's undercover operatives violated numerous state and Federal laws during their sting; including traveling to other states to purchase handguns and transporting them over state lines, laws prohibiting "straw man" transfers by asking (or pretending, doesn't matter) their accomplice to make such purchase for them, as well as laws against entrapment and illegally videotaping transactions at gun shows in defiance of Ohio and Nevada laws. (The Jawa Report)

Item Number Four: The state of New York is trying to shut down a doctor who treated the uninsured through a plan that charged them around $80 a month for unlimited doctor visits. You see, this kind of innovation in the medical profession runs contrary to the state's ambition to ultimately have a monopoly on providing health care. (NY Post)

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Lunatics Against Lunar Hits

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:45 AM

Environmentalists, pagans, self-proclaimed "werewolves" and other members of the reality-based community are rising up in opposition to a NASA plan to search for evidence of water on the moon by bombing a crater with the spent upper stage of a Centaur rocket.

Treehugging, possibly lycanthropic web-2.0 campaigners have launched a petition intended to “stop NASA from bombing the Moon!”.
The organisers of the petition claim that the space agency is turning unspoiled lunar wilderness into a “firing range” for space weapons, and that US “imperialists” intend to colonise the moon “without regard for ecosystems or indigenous peoples”.

However, some of these moonbats (hmm) have already resigned themselves to the rape of the moon by the patriarchal military-industrial complex and have come up with a strategy for dealing with the bombardment of the moon and her precious ecosystem and indigenous peoples.

What can we as surrealists or lunatics or astrologers or naturalists or anarcho-primitivists or Greens or werewolves or pagans or psychics or UFO groupies or other concerned members of the general public do?
We must soothe the Moon, we bandage her. We implore other celestial bodies and entities to aid her. We will not let her endure this crime or its grim aftermath alone
We need to communicate to the Moon. Talk to her in our dreams, trances, or meditations, and prepare her for this shock and wound as best we can.

But, remember, it's the people who don't want the government to run health care who are the nuts.

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Another victim of the patriarchal war-machine



October 7, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:31 PM

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Compliments of Diversity Lane.



Kissy Kissy

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:23 PM

Presenting President Awesome in All His Awesomeness, Heartthrob Edition:

If you got all the way through that without throwing up in your mouth even a little bit, you must have been building up your resistance by watching MSNBC.

On a tip from GrannyJan.



Michael Savage's Debate with Cambridge Union... Canceled

Posted by The MaryHunter at 9:04 PM

Alert reader Antara of a recent post pointed out that the scheduled debate on the subject of political correctness that was to occur between Michael Savage and the Cambridge Union has been canceled. Savage has been banned from entry into Britain and put on what amounts to a terrorist watch list, so the debate was to proceed via video link. The Cambridge Union cited financial and legal reasons in having to cancel the debate.

The student organization actually invited Savage to debate -- they surmised that he was "more qualified than anyone to talk about the subject of political correctness in America and Britain." Savage, of course, went savage on the UK government in responding to this latest affront:

"What did the socialist Brown regime fear I might say during the debate?" Savage asked. "What are they hiding from the general public that would have been exposed? Why do they wish to hide what they did to an innocent broadcaster?"
Savage, who has documented his ordeal with the U.K. in an upcoming book, "Banned in Britain," noted official correspondence, released under the U.K.'s freedom of information law in July, revealing a decision was made at the highest level of government to use his name to provide "balance" to a "least wanted" list dominated by Muslim extremists.

When the State -- and especially a state already toying so dangerously with dhimmitude such as the U.K. -- crushes free speech in order to appease the growing Muslim radicalism within its borders, its borders become forfeit.

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Image courtesy of LibertyPost.org



Dems Hard At Work or Hardly Working? Looking On the Bright Side

Posted by The MaryHunter at 7:48 PM

Democrats were supposed to bring, among other things, a new work ethic to Washington after they took over in 2006. As most things Dem, it was a pure sham:

After taking control of the House in 2006, Democrats said lawmakers would work four or five days a week to bring change to America. But the Politico's Jake Sherman reports on October 7, 2009 that midway through President Obama's first year in office, the House, "has settled into a more leisurely routine. Members usually arrive for the first vote of the week as the sun sets on Tuesdays — and they're usually headed back home before it goes down again on Thursdays."

Some aren't really upset at this latest Democrat breach of trust with the American people.

Missouri Republican Congressman Roy Blunt looks on the bright side: "Two and a half days a week is plenty of time to consider the ideas coming out of this Democrat-led House. Imagine the damage they could do with five-day workweeks."

Anything, anything at all, to keep the Wicked Witch of the West away from the gavel.

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Image courtesy of The Two Malcontents



Next Stage of Cloward-Piven: Global Tax

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:49 AM

Throwing people out of work and into government dependency with intrusive federal policies that could best be described as economic sabotage worked great for FDR, allowing him to rule as a quasi-dictator for a dozen years. But Comrade Obama has bigger ideas. His plan is to Cloward-Piven the economy into complete collapse, so as to pave the way for communism. To bring that off quickly, it will be helpful to put the entire planet on welfare, so that the massive weight of the poverty caused by socialist dictators around the world may crush the American taxpayer. The IMF is only too happy to help by levying a global tax.

The International Monetary Fund, acting at the behest of leaders of the Group of 20 nations, is examining how a tax on financial institutions could be applied globally. …
Neither the size nor use of revenue from such a tax has been decided. Brazil's finance minister, Guido Mantega, said when ministers met in Pittsburgh recently they discussed using proceeds to help finance developing countries during crises. Another possibility, discussed in a recent IMF report, would be to "pre-finance a bailout fund" to handle financial institutions deemed "too big to fail."

That is, when foreign governments inflict socialist power grabs like Chairman Zero's seizure of GM and Chrysler, Americans will be sent the bill. Looting the "financial sector" means looting you, since any shortfalls suffered by Goldman Sucks and friends will be made up with free money from their Big Government cronies. After all, the financial sector is too big to fail — and too well connected.

In case anyone imagines that money handed over to the IMF will go anywhere but straight down the toilet:

Last year, World Bank President Robert Zoellick urged sovereign-wealth funds and state-owned pension plans to invest 1% of their holdings in equity in sub-Saharan Africa, a proposal he called a "1% solution."

This is great news for Robert Mugabe, who could always use a new palace or two.

As Cliff Kinkaid notes, global taxes may hit us before we see them coming:

One can't exclude the possibility of such a tax being slipped into a health care or cap-and-trade bill that the Congress or the public could not have time to read before passage.

After all, Demonrat Congresscritters can't be expected to read the laws they rubber-stamp on behalf of Chairman Zero, who unsurprisingly is completely on board with plans to enslave American taxpayers on behalf of the world community.

The "Leader's Statement" endorsed by President Obama and released at the [Pittsburgh G-20] declares on page 10 that "We task the IMF to prepare a report for our next meeting with regard to the range of options countries have adopted or are considering as to how the financial sector could make a fair and substantial contribution toward paying for any burdens associated with government interventions to repair the banking system."
The term "fair and substantial contribution" is code for a global tax.

Naturally our moonbat rulers will spin the tax as an attack on the capitalist fat cats their media enablers relentlessly demonize. But the bill will be passed along to normal Americans.

One proposal, popular at the United Nations for decades and long-advocated by Fidel Castro, is the Tobin Tax, named after Yale University economist James Tobin. Such a tax, which could affect stocks, mutual funds, and pensions, could generate hundreds of billions of dollars a year. Indeed, Steven Solomon, a former staff reporter at Forbes, says in his book, The Confidence Game, that such a proposal "might net some $13 trillion a year…" because it is based on taking a percentage of money from the trillions of dollars exchanged daily in global financial markets.

The percentage looted will inevitably creep upward, as with all taxes.

Meanwhile, President Obama used his recent speech to the United Nations to declare, "We have fully embraced the Millennium Development Goals." He left unsaid what this means. It has been calculated that this will cost the U.S. $845 billion to meet U.N. demands for a certain percentage of Gross National Product to go for official foreign aid to the rest of the world. Compliance with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) was incorporated into the Global Poverty Act that Obama had introduced as a U.S. senator but which never passed.
A global tax of the kind envisioned in the G-20 document could help provide the revenue to fulfill Obama's promise to comply with the MDGs.

If you think our economy is staggering now, wait until the Community Activist in Chief loads the entire world onto its back.

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One world indivisible, ruled by liberals, financed by you.

On a tip from Sal.



Pee Before You Fly

Posted by The MaryHunter at 9:40 AM

In a profound move of eco-wackiness, Japanese airline All Nippon Airways has begun to ask its passengers to hit the can before they board, in an attempt to reduce their CO2 footprint.

All Nippon Airways (ANA) reasons that empty bladders means lighter passengers, which in turn means lighter aircraft and lower fuel use.

Don't all line up to buy your tickets at once, gaia fans.

The airline will position staff near the boarding gates in terminals to ask passengers waiting for their flight to relieve themselves before boarding the aircraft.

Expect a great flush of eco-madness throughout the air travel industry, as other airlines run to this outhouse of an idea.

[ANA] hopes that the weight saved will lead to a five-tonne reduction in carbon emissions over the course of a month.

In case you didn't know,

Flying is the fastest-growing source of carbon dioxide emissions, accounting for more than 600 million tons of the greenhouse gas per year.
A return flight between London Heathrow and New York’s John F Kennedy airport creates around 2700lb (1.35 tons) of CO2 per passenger – more than one-third the yearly emissions of an average person worldwide.
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Watch for ANA's new marketing campaign: "Fly free of pee, save a tree."

On a tip from Rush Limbaugh.



Afternoon Update

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 9:09 AM

There's so much moonbattery out there today, we need two briefing posts to keep up with it.

Item Number One: Another FAIL for the Nanny State. When New York implemented a law that requires fast food joints to publish calorie counts, it was intended to make people eat less. But a study shows that the typical customer consumed 823 calories before the law was implemented, but 846 calories since. (Lawhawk)

Item Number Two: Human Landfill Michael Moore, appearing on Sean Hannity's show, compared mortgage deadbeats to rape victims. He claimed it wasn't greed and irresponsibility that led them to take out mortgages they couldn't afford, but apparently, CitiBank slipped them some roofies and made them sign for mortgages they really didn't want. "I felt so dirty," sobbed a distraught Christopher Dodd. (Newsbusters)

Item Number Three: In the moonbat outpost of Austin TX, participants at a popular music festival were happy to wallow in the mud created by heavy rains the night before. The punchline: The mud consisted of composted lawn clippings and sewer sludge. (Patterico)

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Moonbats wallowing in filth. What else is new.



Michele Bachmann Dismisses MSNBC

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:31 AM

As the corrupt liberal establishment that produced Comrade Obama continues to fail our country, it will give way to alternatives that are more responsive to our needs. An example is journalism, where upstart Fox News continues to smoke the duckspeaking propagandists that comprise its entrenched competition. Unless prevented by totalitarian means, political representation will follow suit, with sharp-witted patriots like Michele Bachmann shoving debauched dinosaurs like Bonnie Fwank along toward the tar pits. NewsBusters reports on Rep. Bachmann laying waste to the ankle-biting Establishmentarians at MSNBC:

Over the past two years, MSNBC — the so-called "place for politics" has had a fascination with the congresswoman from Minnesota's Sixth District.
And some of those attacks have been against her family, others borderline misogynistic. However, GOP Rep. Michelle Bachmann told a group of conservative bloggers at The Heritage Foundation on Oct. 6 she really wasn't concerned about MSNBC, and noted how poorly the network does in the ratings.
"Quite honestly, I don't even know anything about MSNBC," Bachmann said. "It's not a network that I watch and most of the American people agree with that assessment. They aren't watching it either. And that's why Fox's ratings — I mean it's like CNN, CNBC, MSNBC combined. I think Fox even exceeded one of the major networks last week. They're on the ascendency."

Establishment media apparatchiks fear another Sarah Palin in Bachmann, so they snipe at her incessantly. But she's unimpressed with their attempts to bring her down:

For so long, they have established the rules of media. And we're all supposed to cower in fear of these guys. I didn't fear my own editorial boards in Minneapolis/St. Paul when I lived there. I'm certainly not going to fear the likes of Keith Olbermann.

From its inception, America has always been about people with principles overcoming staggering odds to free themselves from bloated authoritarians. Patriots stood up to the British Empire; they should have no problem dealing with the left-wing weenies staffing MSDNC.

Rep. Bachmann at the Heritage Foundation.

On a tip from Edward.



Fifth-Grade Field Trip in the Age of Militant Eco-Lunacy

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:43 AM

Once, science field trips were great opportunities for kids to witness the majesty of nature. Seeds were planted that might grow into fascination with botany, geology, zoology, and other natural sciences. Now, only one field of study is covered: moonbattery. Air2air reports:

Our private school contracted with the California Education Department for a Natural Science field trip; what was supposed to be a hike through scenic Modjeska Canyon. We loaded up our fifth graders with binoculars and backpacks and looked forward to sweating off some poundage.
The Education Department's young Science Guide did a great job. She was lively and fun — but lectured exactly the curriculum we parents were expecting to hear from the public schools that we pay so much to keep our kids away from. We came ready to hike and learn about the natural sciences in this canyon area, but instead found ourselves a captive audience for the State of California's eco-lecture on the evils of civilization.
We started down the path in the sunlight, but stopped to play a game called "pollution chips."
Along the path were buckets labeled with various segments of modern civilization; "home," "shopping mall," "road," "farm," etc. In each bucket were cards saying the following:
Shopping Mall:
"You travel to a shopping mall where water is used in the bathrooms, restaurants and on the plants in the parking lot. Pick up two pollution chips."
Farm:
"You travel to a farm where chemicals are used to keep insects off the crops. Pick up two pollution chips."
Road:
"You travel to a road that oil and gas have spilled on. Pick up two pollution chips."
House:
"You travel to a house where the family washes their car in the driveway. Pick up two pollution chips."
Park:
"You travel to a farm where chemicals are used to kill the weeds. Pick up two pollution chips."
Then we sat for a lengthy discussion on the planet's dire water situation, followed by the climax:
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A half-hour on composting. Not the natural science of the surrounding birds, trees, or hills. However the kids were able to go off-topic and ask about the deer, raccoons, weather, etc.
By lunchtime we had done maybe 10 minutes of hiking, still awaiting a scientific discussion on our science field trip.
The kids were starving, but before we could eat we were instructed on the five methods we could use to dispose of our trash. The State staff had brought several different bins for us to sort our lunch bags, sandwich bags, etc. into.
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My favorite bin was the "Upcycler." Apparently, California Public Education can afford to process, sort, and send designated foil juice-boxes like CapriSun to the manufacturer of the fashionable items below. And that's really what it is. Google "upcycling."
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Sitting close to the trash area was a front row seat for the kinds of mini-incidents that befall fifth graders faced with their first classic Eco-holier-than-thou. Invariably a couple kids would designate themselves as Grand Recycling Poo-Bah and argue over what was supposed to go into what bin, what was borderline, and — even worse — how to solve the plastic bag inside a paper bag conundrum.
It started as simple eco-traffic cop behavior, but it got interesting when the debate spread to the chaperone parents as opinions flew over what should go where. As everyone came over to join the debate the kids lined up with their empty lunch bags that they now couldn't throw away.
The park trash can itself was barely half-full. The recycling containers brought in by the Education Department, which consisted of a plastic bucket, a wastebasket and two cardboard copy paper boxes, were overfilled and spilling on to the ground with banana peels, milk cartons, and the rest.
It was a poignant moment to be in a National Park and walk away from the flies buzzing over this huge pile of trash next to an almost-empty trash can. My fifth-grade son pointed out the sign that said "Please put your trash in the can." I thought and said weakly, "I guess they know what they're doing."

Next time maybe they'll save on carbon emissions and have the kids learn about the evils of humanity by staying in the classroom to watch A Convenient Lie or The Story of Stuff.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:45 AM

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On a tip from SK.



Green Apples and Environmental Hypocrisy

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:24 AM

Apple Computer, on whose board sits carbon credit scam artist Al Gore, has pulled out of the US Chamber of Commerce, claiming the chamber isn't totally cereal about fighting ManBearPig. (Washington Post)

In a letter to the Chamber's president, Apple Vice President Catherine Novelli wrote, "Apple supports regulating greenhouse gas emissions, and it is frustrating to find the Chamber at odds with us in this effort." As a result, Novelli said, "we have decided to resign our membership effective immediately."

Michelle Malkin notes, however, that although Apple is headquartered in California, it evades that state's Draconian environmental laws by manufacturing its computers, iPhones, iPods, and other electronic gadgets in China; whose environmental record is worse than Lindsey Lohan's driving record. Steve Malloy's Green Hell Blog has pictures showing the dramatic difference in air quality at Apple's Cupertino headquarters versus that of Shenzhen China where its manufacturing facilities are located.

You have to remember that with hippies, it's not about cleaning up *the* environment, it's about cleaning up *their* environment.

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ManBearPig must be stopped! (Except in China, India, and Brazil.)



Morning Briefs: Stuff You've Probably Already Read Somewhere Else

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:57 AM

Good Morning, Campers

Item Number One: Bill Ayers, the unrepentant domestic terrorist whom the American left rewarded with a tenured professorship, admits that it was actually he who wrote B. Hussein Obama's "auto"-biography, Dreams From My Father. Obama would have written it himself, but he was just too wee-weed up at the time. (American Thinker)

Item Number Two: Muslim soccer team refuses to play with French gay soccer team. The French team accused the Muslim team of homophobia, to which the Muslim team replied, "Well, duh! After all, we are Muslims." Personally, I can't get past the epic redundancy of the phrase "French gay soccer team."

Item Number Three:
The Democrat candidate for governor in Virginia is down by double digits in the polls, and says it's because voters are punishing him because they don't care for the radical left agenda being pushed in Washington. In other words, a Democrat is losing and he's blaming Barack Hussein Obama. Mmm! Mmm! Mmm! (Jennifer Rubin in Commentary)

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Hat Tip: NRO



Obamacrats Proposing to Gut Patriot Act

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:28 AM

Dick Morris goes through some of the idiotic "amendments" the Obamacrats are considering as they try to come up with a version of the Patriot Act only the ACLU would love.

Ending roaming wiretaps. Under the proposed amendments, FBI agents would have to seek a new wiretap every time a terrorist changed cell phones. A terrorist can do so every five minutes if he wants to, and an agent would have to go to a judge and ask permission for a new wiretap every time the terrorist did so.

Restricting searches of business records. The Obamacrats want to limit this authority so that the FBI has to prove a suspect is working with a terrorist group before they can search business records. But the whole purpose of searching the records is to get such proof.

Ending “Lone Wolf Authority.” This provision allows investigators to launch a probe even if they cannot prove, before they start, that the target is connected to a terrorist group. Obamacrats want to end this provision except in cases where the FBI can prove a suspect is attached to a terrorist group. Again, how can you prove a target is part of a terrorist group without investigating him first?

The Humanity United Globally (HUG) Amendment and American Apology Act. This amendment, proposed by Sen. Al Franken, intends to use stimulus funding to provide flight training to people from countries oppressed by US Occupation, including Pakistan, the Palestinian Zones, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, and Somalia; ease visa requirements for travelers from those countries; and exempt Muslims from all airport security regulations.

OK, I may have made that last one up, but, cheese Louise, they might just as well.

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Firefighters in Louisiana Lose Huge Grant to ACORN Despite Congressional Funding Vote

Posted by The MaryHunter at 4:25 AM

Somebody at Homeland Security didn't quite get the message from Congress that ACORN funding was to be nixed.

Nearly $1 million in Homeland Security funding typically earmarked for fire departments has been awarded to ACORN, despite a clear signal from Congress that it intends to cut off federal funding to the embattled group.

Media-watch: The Washington Times ran this story as the the top headline. The Washington Post, on the other hand, refused to print a pixel of this on the front page or anywhere else obvious, lest they embarrass the administration anymore than necessary. But I digress:

The grant to ACORN's Louisiana office became public on Oct. 2, less than three weeks after the House and Senate voted to cut off ACORN funding after employees were caught on video advising a fake prostitute and pimp on scams.
It was one of only three such grants issued to the state and made up almost 80 percent of the firefighting money earmarked for Louisiana, prompting one of the U.S. senators from the state to demand that the funds be taken back.

And it gets better. Upon finding out about this debacle in late September, a dismayed Republican Louisiana senator David Vitter wrote DHS Secretary Napolitano demanding that she ixnay the funds. In a slap at not only the senator but at the public's intelligence, here was ACORN's response when asked how these federal dollars would be spent:

"Senator Vitter knows a lot more about prostitution rings than anyone here does, so we'll defer to him on any matters pertaining to the videos attacking ACORN," the statement read. It did not explain how the group plans to spend the Federal Emergency Management Agency grant.

There must be some special award for gall that we could hand ACORN instead of the funds. And, of course, an award for spectacular idiocy must go to Nappy and the DHS gang, for this screw-up of spectacular proportions. Instead of providing funds for installing inner-city fire alarms and refurbishing dilapidated ambulances, they chose instead to support prostitution, voter fraud, and corruption of the most destructive kind -- the sum and substance of ACORN.

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The President, of course, still has no idea about any fed funds for ACORN. He reads the WaPo.


On a tip from Penelope.



Counter-Moonbattery Alert: LA Parents March for School Choice

Posted by The MaryHunter at 3:34 AM

LOS ANGELES, Calif.: Parents of kids in some of the worst schools in the nation are fired up about their educational system scraping from the dregs of the schools. Community leaders and thousands of parents and students marched in protest and gathered this August for a board meeting of the second largest school system in the nation. They were sick and tired of sub-par education and refused to take it sitting down. Their aim: getting the district to support school choice.

The good news: they won. The unsurprising news from this video is that the teacher's union, surprise surprise, simply has no idea why parents are so eager for the chance to choose a better education and a brighter future for their children.

Kudos to the LA public, for standing up to unapologetically daft bureaucrats and dimwit union lackeys who call themselves "educators."

A tip o' the tam to My Doubts.



October 6, 2009

NAACP Registers Inmates to Vote

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:33 PM

ACORN isn't the only militant moonbat outfit that uses felons to advance Democrat chances at the polls.

The NAACP is registering voters at prisons in Maine, one of just two states that allow all inmates to vote while behind bars, in what is apparently the nation's first such statewide drive. …
Though prison inmates tend to skew to the Democratic side, the drive isn't about furthering any political agenda, said Rachel Talbot Ross, president of the Portland chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Bwahahaha! Felons tend to skew toward Demonrats? If they didn't have liberal morals, they wouldn't be in prison, and the NAACP would be about as interested in helping them register as Virginia's Democrat establishment is in letting our troops vote.

How remarkable that this should be the first activity ever undertaken by the ultra-left NAACP that isn't about furthering their race-obsessed, statist political agenda.

Only in Maine and Vermont can convicts in state prisons vote from behind bars. Look for this to change, especially if excessive scrutiny prevents ACORN from providing Dems with the illicit votes they've been counting on.

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They "tend to skew to the Democratic side." Mug shots via The Mock Dock.

On tips from BURNING HOT and Code3. Hat tip: The Jawa Report.



Chairman Zero's Latest Plan to Destroy the Economy

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:26 PM

Historically, banks had a pretty good, market-based system for loaning money. Money was loaned to people whose behavior showed they were likely to pay it back. Those less likely to pay it back were charged higher interest to cover the risk of default.

Community activists (progressives) were unhappy with this system. They wanted the system politicized so that politically favored groups would receive mortgage loans regardless of their credit-worthiness. Banks were pressured by these activist groups and their fellow travelers in Congress to loan billions and billions to people who had no business taking out mortgages. Hence the real estate bubble. Hence the inevitable collapse of the real estate bubble that resulted in the collapse of the global economy.

Chairman Zero and the Democrats must have stayed up very late nights trying to figure out how to make the system worse. But finally, they got an idea. An awful idea. The Obamacrats got a wonderful, *awful* idea!.

As we try to shake off the financial crisis, here's a bright idea. Take a law that has led to the writing of an enormous amount of bad mortgages and expand it. Then take enforcement away from bank examiners and give it to housing activists.
Sound like a poisonous cocktail? Well, it is what the Obama administration and Democrats are currently stirring up on Capitol Hill.

The Obamacrats are planning to expand the Community Reinvestment Act -- the one that helped to fuel the mortgage meltdown --- and amend it to take oversight authority away from bank examiners and over to groups like ACORN and the SEIU. ACORN (and/or groups like it) would have regulatory authority to force banks to make mortgage loans under the amended CRA.

Either the Obamacrats are deliberately out to Cloward-Piven the economy, or they are completely bugfrack insane. Those are the only two possibilities. They have cap and trade to destroy the energy sector. They want to nationalize health insurance. They want to use card check to wipe out manufacturing and service industries. Salary caps and Draconian regulations will kill the financial sector. The Obamacrats seemed determine to destroy every sector of the economy.

On a related note, King of the Race Hustlers Jesse Jackson is blaming the epidemic of teenage violence in Chicago on "predatory lending." That's right. Chicago teenagers are beating each other to death because banks charge higher interest rates to minorities who are bad credit risks.

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Toon courtesy: Planck's constant.



Democrats Disenfranchising Soldiers... Again

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 11:11 AM

One of the most unseemly displays of the 2000 election was the disgusting sight of Al Gore's lawyers high-fiving each other after disqualifying hundreds of military ballots on minor technicalities.

In 2004 and 2008, the Democrat governors of the states of Washington and Pennsylvania also did their best to make sure active duty soldiers did not receive absentee ballots in time to vote.

And, just this week, the state of Virginia --- whose governor also happens to be the chairman of the Democrat National Committee --- went to court to disenfranchise military voters in that state's upcoming elections.

The Virginia State Board of Elections argued in their most recent filing that they have no legal obligation to send out military absentee ballots in a timely manner. Restated, the State of Virginia has argued in a federal court filing that they can legally send out absentee ballots to active duty soldiers the day before an election. Restated again, the Democratic Chairwoman of the Virginia State Board of Election (appointed by the Democratic National Committee Chair Tim Kaine, in his capacity as Virginia Governor) Jean Cunningham just claimed a legal basis for massively raising the barrier to voting for soldiers at war.

Disgusting, but this is how Democrats operate. They oppose common sense ID requirements that would protect against vote fraud, while disenfranchising the votes of men and women serving in the military.



El Rushbo May Buy the Moonbatty Saint Louis Rams

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:56 AM

NFL teams lean to the right. The most notable exception is the pathetic 0-4 Saint Louis Rams, who easily lead the league in shoveling money at Demonrats, as if Dems might spread the points around like they've been spreading our wealth around. But where there's freedom, there's hope — even for the Sheep:

Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh said Tuesday he is teaming up with St. Louis Blues owner Dave Checketts in a bid to buy the Rams, owners of the NFL's longest losing streak at 14 and just 5-31 since 2007.

El Rushbo is known as a Steelers fan, but his home town is Cape Girardeau, 115 miles southeast of Saint Louis. His ownership could only be a change for the better.

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Finally, something to cheer about.

On a tip from Byron.



Obama Uses UN to Attack First Amendment

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:10 AM

Comrade Obama's agenda faces a formidable obstacle in the US Constitution. But according to liberals, there is a higher authority: the den of dictators known as the United Nations. Chairman Zero is attempting to use it to quash the First Amendment.

Canada has been trying for years to get a resolution on freedom of speech through the UN, but communist and Islamic states have stalled it by insisting on an amendment that would twist it into a mandate to suppress speech they oppose, wrapped as usual in politically correct doubletalk about "racial or religious discrimination." Enter Chairman Zero:

The Obama administration decided that a revamped freedom of expression resolution, extracted from Canadian hands, would be an ideal emblem for its new engagement policy. So it cosponsored a resolution on the subject with none other than Egypt — a country characterized by an absence of freedom of expression.
Privately, other Western governments were taken aback and watched the weeks of negotiations with dismay as it became clear that American negotiators wanted consensus at all costs. In introducing the resolution on Thursday, October 1 — adopted by consensus the following day — the ranking U.S. diplomat, Chargé d'Affaires Douglas Griffiths, crowed:
"The United States is very pleased to present this joint project with Egypt. This initiative is a manifestation of the Obama administration's commitment to multilateral engagement throughout the United Nations and of our genuine desire to seek and build cooperation based upon mutual interest and mutual respect in pursuit of our shared common [quack quack quack quack quack]."

As you might expect, this collusion between an Islamic police state and President Hopey Change does not bode well for freedom of expression.

The new resolution, championed by the Obama administration, has a number of disturbing elements. It emphasizes that "the exercise of the right to freedom of expression carries with it special duties and responsibilities…" which include taking action against anything meeting the description of "negative racial and religious stereotyping." It also purports to "recognize … the moral and social responsibilities of the media" and supports "the media's elaboration of voluntary codes of professional ethical conduct" in relation to "combating racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance."

The ban on "negative racial and religious stereotyping" will be used to criminalize any speech deemed critical of Islam or our ethnically correct Dear Leader. The "moral and social responsibilities of the media" would preclude anything less fawning than MSNBC's coverage of our great nation's fundamental transformation into a corrupt, impoverished, totalitarian hellhole.

It's no wonder Obama thinks so highly of the United Nations. It shares not only his commitment to reducing the USA's status in the world, but also his fundamental hostility to the principles of liberty that form the backbone of American civilization.

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Comrade Obama speaks among friends.

On tips from Mattius Maximus and mega.



In Defense of Glenn Beck

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:51 AM

Liberal Fascism author Jonah Goldberg reminds us, the fierce burning hatred of the progressive left toward Glenn Beck is nothing new. The progressive left always attacks whoever is successful at getting a conservative message across to the public. Ronald Reagan was attacked as a senile warmonger who hated poor people. Rush Limbaugh has been called a hatemonger, a drug addict, and a pedophile (for some reason).

Much of the anti-Beck backlash (He’s an extremist! He’s paranoid! He’s hate-filled!) from the left is hard to take seriously. First, this is a crowd that lets Michael Moore and Janeane Garofalo speak for them, and that celebrated the election of unfunny man Al Franken to the Senate. If you think it’s racist to oppose Obama’s health care reform efforts, it goes without saying that you’ll think Beck is an extremist. This is what liberals always say about popular right-wingers, including Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan and William F. Buckley. For over 20 years liberals, including Presidents Clinton and Obama, have insisted that Rush Limbaugh is everything from an unpatriotic hatemonger to an enabler of domestic terrorism. It makes sense that they’d give Beck the same business.

Granted, the Glenn Beck attacks have reached unprecedented level of vitriol. The left deliberately tried to promote an admittedly fabricated rumor that Glenn Beck raped and murdered a young girl. Bill Maher fantasizes about Glenn Beck eating his own feces, (the kind of sophisticated insult a three year old comes up with). Now, the left is cruelly dredging up the rumor that Glenn Beck's mother committed suicide --- presumably in shame over giving birth to him.

None of which has anything at all to do with refuting the information or opinions Glenn Beck expresses daily on his highly rated radio and television programs.

This level of vitriol can partly be explained by the left's cult-like devotion to their leader, a man they worship with messianic fervor. Obsessed cultists do not respond well when their beliefs are challenged. But mostly it's because progressive fascists are just bad people who are not interested in debating policy, but in destroying opponents through any means necessary.

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Hat Tip: Teh Blogmocracy



Obama's Socialist Doctors Photo Op: Fail

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:15 AM

The teleprompter presidency again degenerated into farce yesterday when it staged a spectacle intended to create the impression that doctors welcome absorption into Comrade Obama's socialist blob:

In a heavy-handed attempt at reviving support for health-care reform, the White House orchestrated a massive photo op to buttress its claim that front-line physicians support Obama.
A sea of 150 white-coated doctors, all enthusiastically supportive of the president and representing all 50 states, looked as if they were at a costume party as they posed in the Rose Garden before hearing Obama's pitch for the Democratic overhaul bills moving through Congress.
The physicians, all invited guests, were told to bring their white lab coats to make sure that TV cameras captured the image.
But some docs apparently forgot, failing to meet the White House dress code by showing up in business suits or dresses.
So the White House rustled up white coats for them and handed them to the suited physicians who had taken seats in the sun-splashed lawn area.
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If it's going to be that phony, why not just round up left-wing social workers and pretend they are doctors, Sheila Jackson Lee style?

Not all doctors with an opinion on socialized medicine were recruited on your dime from around the country and brought in by Big Government to serve as props. Others have shown up on their own accord. Their White Coats weren't handed to them by White House stage directors. Somehow I doubt they got as much coverage from the liberal establishment media. Via Looking at the Left, this was the scene in front of the Capitol on September 10:

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On tips from Charles O, Ballclamp, Conan, DisneyDadTx, and BURNING HOT.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:43 AM

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Compliments of Sal.



More on Fifth-Column Campaign Against Military Recruiters

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:34 AM

As noted below, today the communist fifth-column outfit World Can't Wait and its front group We Are Not Your Soldiers is launching an attack on military recruiters across the country. Michelle Malkin observes that in the past these campaigns have been thinly veiled calls for vandalism.

Moonbats might want to think twice before they start smashing windows and splashing red paint around. The Marine's Motorcycle Club and Bay Area Crime Stoppers are offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the animals responsible for trashing the Marine Corps recruiting office in Berkeley last March 18. Information can be directed to the Berkeley PD at police@cityofberkeleyinfo.com. You would think even modern day Bolsheviks would have sense enough not to want these guys on their tails:

But sense is in limited supply among World Can't Wait types. Here's what patriots are up against:


Too bad the Orkin Man can't be called in to protect recruiting offices the way he protects our kitchens.

On tips from Oiao.



Morning Briefs: Stuff You've Probably Already Read Somewhere Else

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 7:01 AM

Item Number One: Obama's BFF Chavez Confiscates Land, Mugabe Style: Gateway Pundit has the video. It's in Spanish. But the upstart is, the farmer was kicked off the land and it was appropriated to the state. In the USA, liberals are a bit more subtle. Under the Supreme Court's Kelo decision, it is perfectly fine for the government to confiscate land from one owner and give it to another private entity if it can gain more tax revenue from it, or if they really feel like it. Which brings us to...

Item Number Two:
Speaking of Kelo, did you know that five years after the Supreme Court (four liberal justices + Kennedy the weather vane) decided the state could confiscate land pretty much any time it darn well pleased, the land the city of New London grabbed from Susette Kelo and several other homewoners has never been developed into anything? All the projects have been canceled and what was once a neighborhood is now a wasteland. Well-done, socialist central planners!

Item Number Three
: Another day, another whackjob Obama appointment. Chai Feldblum is a radical feminist whom Dear Reader has nominated as commissioner for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Her name appears on a manifesto supporting a radical redefinition of marriage to include same-sex marriage, polygamy, or pretty much any other arrangement so long as it's not the patriarchal, oppressive "one man, one woman, united in fidelity" model. David Letterman has already voiced his unwavering support. (Gateway Pundit)

Item Number Four: An inconvenient truth of socialism is revealed. MediCare refuses more claims than private insurance companies. So, Big Government turns out to be more evil than Big Insurance. Who's surprised? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Item Number Five: The same folks who rooted for America to lose a war are still throwing hissy fits because some of us did a happy dance when His Arrogance failed to enrich his cronies by bringing the Olympics to Daley City. (Newsbusters) BTW: 45% of Daley City residents didn't want the Olympics either, and 85% of them voted for His Arrogance.

Item Number Six: The MSM has spoken. David Letterman is not to be mocked. Washington Post TV critic Tom Shales says David Letterman should not be mocked for his confessions of serial infidelity, sexual use of female subordinates, or even because his studio included a private sex room. It's just not fair to mock someone for a heartbreaking family situation. Joey Buttafuoco could not be reached for comment.

Today's Morning Briefs are brought to you by the MSM, which wants to remind you of the difference between brilliant satire and redneck racism:

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Profiles in Countermoonbattery: Michael Savage

Posted by The MaryHunter at 4:32 AM

His style is abrasive, though his intentions are pure. Love him or hate him, Michael Savage is a conservative radio icon not about to be hushed by politically correct, pinkie-pointing nimrods. His passion to uncover the truth about the scourge of liberalism and socialism has gained him quite a few enemies, most notably the British government. Mr. Savage is the only member of the U.S. media to have been banned from a Western nation.

Being blacklisted and labeled as a hatemonger hasn't slowed him down, though. On 15 October, Mr. Savage will debate, via internet video link, "the insanity of political correctness" with "fancy argumentative types" at the Cambridge Union, what Wikipedia calls a worldwide "noted symbol of free speech and open debate."

"This debate should awaken all free British citizens to the disastrous state the Gordon Brown government has created," he says. "By speaking passionately about freedom of speech, I hope to appeal to the British people and the incoming conservative leadership to remove my name from their list of murders and terrorists. And I hope to save England from a descent into mental slavery where petty bureaucrats dictate what can and cannot be discussed."

Publicity stunt? Sure. On a mission from God to thwart moonbattery at it's freedom-squelching worst? Indubitably.

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You go Michael.



Worthless Hippie Scum to Protest Military Recruiters Today

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 3:35 AM

Normal Americans respect the military, and are grateful that rough men (and women) are willing to do violence on our behalf. Because of them, we get to sleep securely at night. We also admire the military for instilling discipline, honor, and a sense of purpose into our youth. We're also pretty fond of America, even though we may not care much for the bunch of Marxist radicals and perverts currently running the place.

Naturally, the narcissistic hippie dirtbags of "We Are Not Your Soldiers" don't see it that way. A phalange of the Stalinist "World Can't Wait" organization, this collection of societal refuse --- people with too much hate in their hearts, too many bees in their brain, and too much time on their hands --- are planning to descend on public schools today to protest military recruiting. Here's a quote from their propaganda:

They roll up in their Hummers talking about strength and discipline, about how the military will give you a “life with a purpose”. But what kind of purpose?
You can kill and torture innocent people – and probably ruin your own life because of what you’ve seen and done – for an empire that causes misery for the planet, or… you can be about putting an end to all that and creating a better world.

But remember, there is nothing unpatriotic about dissent; unless, of course, you cheer when Brazil gets the Olympics.

Michelle Malkin has more, including "We Are Not Your Soldiers" disgusting YouTube Video.

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It's useful when the left lets its mask slip.



October 5, 2009

Moonbat Vocabulary Term: Eco-Xenophobia

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:23 PM

Since it wouldn't be fair to the animals for only humans to enjoy the many privileges that come with being oppressed by racism, ecoweenies in formerly Great Britain have extended the coveted status to parakeets.

This week Natural England officially deemed the ring-necked parakeet as a pest, making it possible to shoot the birds without a licence.
However Dr Ian Rotherham, Director of the Environmental Change Research Unit at Sheffield Hallam University, said there is a danger that labelling parakeets as a "nasty alien" just because they are from abroad could be seen as a form of "racism" towards a foreign species.

Intones Dr. Rottenham:

If there is a problem - for example with the birds taking fruit - then we have to take steps to deal with it. If you start to label it as alien then that is some sort of racism. Eco-xenophobia is the label I would use.

Another birdbrain concurs:

Matthew Frith, Deputy Chief Executive of the London Wildlife Trust, said parakeets were "as British as curry" and agreed it was dangerous to label the birds as a pest just because they are foreign.

Farmers complain that the parakeets eat their crops, but rather than resort to violence, it would be more correct of them to open a dialogue, and attempt to establish the root causes of the birds' pestilent behavior.

Good thing rattus norvegicus doesn't come from a place where people have swarthy skin, or ecokooks would proclaim rat traps to be racist.

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A racist child indulges in eco-xenophobia.

On a tip from Steve T.



Obama's Craven Foreign Policy: Civil Rights Be Damned, Don't Diss China!

Posted by The MaryHunter at 6:33 PM

You would think that liberal-minded folk would stand and fight for an oppressed people. Oppressing, after all, is what conservatives and capitalists do to the downtrodden of the world.

But when the oppressor is Communist China, what happens? Nothing, according to President Obama. This week, Our Dear Leader chose not to meet with the Dalai Lama, who is actually visiting DC. For the first time in 18 years, Tibet's spiritual leader has been stood up by an American president.

It's Bush's fault, you say? Not exactly:

Since 1991, [Dalai Lama] has been here 10 times. Most times the meetings have been "drop-in" visits at the White House. The last time he was here, in 2007, however, George W. Bush became the first sitting president to meet with him publicly, at a ceremony at the Capitol in which he awarded the Dalai Lama the Congressional Gold Medal, Congress's highest civilian award.

W's meeting, by the way, was protested mightily by China.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama can certainly be a loonbat, but he is probably the single most important living international symbol for human civil rights abuse -- and by reflection, of the cruel oppressive nature of Communist China. Yet, other things seem a tad more important to Chaiman O:

The U.S. decision to postpone the meeting appears to be part of a strategy to improve ties with China that also includes soft-pedaling criticism of China's human rights and financial policies as well as backing efforts to elevate China's position in international institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund.

As with all Statist doublespeak, this diplomatic lunacy has a new name:

Obama administration officials have termed the new policy "strategic reassurance," which entails the U.S. government taking steps to convince China that it is not out to contain the emerging Asian power.

Translation: "strategic our-debt-and-ass-are-yours-dear-China".

Cowardice by any other name is still despicable, unseemly for the "Leader of the Free World", and right in line with the fundamental nature of the Obsequiator-in-Chief.


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Stand up the Dalai Lama and kiss your karma goodbye.



Unbelievable: CNN Fact Checks SNL Obama Skit

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:36 PM

Does anyone remember any Bush sketch ever being fact-checked by CNN? Well, maybe that's because Bush wasn't worshiped like a bronze demi-god by the slobbering cultists of the Mainstream Media.

Hot Air has the video.
Just to make sure the fawning was complete, they threw in a gratuitous slam on Sarah Palin, naturally. If CNN feels the need to fact check something, how about Wolf Blitzer's Jeopardy answers?

Meanwhile, the rest of the MSM is showing their class by promoting the rumor that Glenn Beck's mother committed suicide. Stay classy, mainstream media.



How Did Obama Miss This One?

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 12:28 PM

The reason Judge Herman Thomas was not on the shortlist for the SCOTUS must have been that The One determined that Souter's seat must go to a woman. Aside from that, his credentials were impeccable (for an Obama appointee).

The respected circuit judge once was the Democratic Party's choice to be the first black federal judge in south Alabama.
Then his career collapsed under allegations that he brought inmates to his office and spanked them with a paddle. Later, an indictment accused him of sexually abusing male inmates in exchange for leniency. The trial on charges of sodomy, kidnapping, sex abuse, extortion, assault and ethics violations is set to start Monday.

Forget the Supreme Court, with a record like that, he should have been a shoo-in for 'Safe Schools Czar.' But there's still a shot at Justice Stevens seat if Thomas can manage to commit tax evasion before the end of Obama's term. Also, there are other positions in the administration for which the judge is eminently qualified. I wonder if the White House is looking for a "Spanking Czar."

Source: Tampa Bay Online



Fat Cat Michael Moore's Anti-Capitalism Movie Flops

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:02 AM

No wonder Michael Moore hates capitalism so much. After allowing him to wallow in extravagant wealth for years, it has turned right around and denied him another box office bonanza, as his latest left-wing schlockumentary bombs:

Michael Moore's purposefully controversial and politically polarizing documentary Capitalism: A Love Story was distributed by Overture Films and wound up in 7th place. It went wide into 962 theaters this weekend after opening on September 23rd in a limited release of 4 theaters. The pic about the financial crisis made $1.6M Friday and $2M Saturday (+33%) for a $5M weekend and $5.4M cume. Just for comparison purposes: Moore's most recent Sicko did $4.4 mil its opening weekend from only 441 theaters (and that was with him guesting on The Tonight Show and announcing he'd been subpoenaed by the Bush administration for the health care documentary). And his Fahrenheit 9/11 did $23.9M its opening weekend from 868 venues.) So, as much as the left loves Moore, and the right detests him, and he always uses the ensuing controversy to self-promote, the money angle is only what interests me. The fact is that Capitalism: A Love Story looks like its domestic total will fail to crack $20M and end up his worst performing film since his Oscar-winner Bowling For Columbine in 2002.

The liberal establishment media is already failing in its efforts to prop up Comrade Obama; it certainly won't be able to support the much weightier Moore — not that it hasn't tried.

If you own stock in the sort of moonbattery that Moore made his fortune bringing to market, now would be a good time to sell.

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Another titanic ego begins to sink.

Hat tip: NewsBusters. On tips from Oiao and BURNING HOT.



Obama's Insufferable Arrogance Caused Olympic Fail

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:27 AM

The Chicago Sun Times has gathered more unhinged voices of the left claiming that W can be blamed even for Chairman Zero not bringing home the Olympic bacon on behalf of his slumlord cronies in the Windy City.

Some Chicago officials say anti-American resentment likely played a role in Chicago's Olympic bid dying in the first round Friday.
President Obama could not undo in one year the resentment against America that President Bush and others built up for years, they said.
"There must be" resentment against America, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said, near the stage where he had hoped to give a victory speech in Daley Center Plaza. "The way we [refused to sign] the Kyoto Treaty, we misled the world into Iraq. [Quack quack quack …]
U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) said she was approached by a consul general at the plaza as they waited for word Friday. "He said … he was hearing that there wasn't enough time for Barack Obama to dispel the old image."

Blago's boy Rowland Burris couldn't have put it better.

However, over in Copenhagen — where the Moonbat Messiah landed on his face before the International Olympic Committee — folks take a different view. From the Denmark's Ekstra Bladet, via Gateway Pundit:

Chicago was the victim of his own disrespect. … The world's mightiest man's visit was not an expression of humility … Obama does not take the IOC and the Olympic ideals seriously.

There's only one thing Obama takes seriously, and that's Obama — although soon he'll be the only one who does.

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Even Oprah was dwarfed by BHO's ego. Compliments of Darrell.

On tips from Murff and BURNING HOT.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:26 AM

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Via Grouchy Old Cripple, on a tip from TED.



Iceland's Economic Program: Witchcraft and Socialism.

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 7:41 AM

Back when the international banking and real estate bubble was in full swing, the people of the tiny country of Iceland (Population: 320,000) made a lot of money off international banking and real estate investing. Many people got rich, and bought a lot of crap they didn't need, like luxury SUV's and second homes in Great Britain and Europe. When the bubble burst, the people naturally blamed ... the free market system that had made them rich to begin with.

As the economy soured, unemployment rates went up, ill-advised construction projects went vacant or uncompleted, and the payments on those unneeded Land Rovers soared. In response, the reasonable, reality-based people of Iceland turned to witchcraft:

One of Iceland’s many self-proclaimed witches. led protesters toward the central bank and entered the building, carrying a life-size effigy of (Prime Minister) David Oddsson. Repelled by police, the short blonde witch, dressed of course in black, started to spank her effigy —“You’ve been a bad boy!” — pronounced a spell, then stuffed it in a garbage bag.

In a similar display of Nordic reasoning ability, Iceland then went on to elect a far left socialist government. Instead of trying to grow and recover, this government will instead pursue a strategy of egalitarianism, feminism, and social justice. In other words, they will share the misery equally, talk about it incessantly, and prolong it for as long as possible.

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"We have found a capitalist! May we burn her?"

Hat Tip: The Times of London



Awarded $2.2 Million for Bed Sores

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:16 AM

If we really want to make healthcare more affordable, an obvious first step would be to limit the demented lawsuits that have been driving costs through the stratosphere on behalf of parasitical trial lawyers, who contribute lavishly to Democrat coffers. In the latest outrage, Eric Trainor, a construction worker who got in a car accident in suburban New York, has been awarded $2.2 million for having bed sores.

[His lawyer Raymond] Keegan said the money would help provide for Trainor's three young children, replace his battery-powered wheelchair and allow him to buy a special van.

It ought to be one sharp van.

The jackpot will also help keep Keegan in champagne and caviar, and the rest of us paying too much for healthcare. But relax, Big Government will solve everything by seizing control of the entire industry. Then we won't have to worry about the system being rigged to transfer our money to Democrat constituencies like lawyers and unions.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Stunning New Proof 9-11 Was an Inside Job

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:00 AM

This latest evidence really puts a nail in the coffin of the few remaining people who still believe Al Qaeda hijacked airliners and flew them into the World Trade Center (WTC) on 9-11-2001. As with 99% all evidence supporting the truther version of events, it takes the form of a YouTube video put together by amateurs with no training in physics, engineering, or thermodynamics.

Remember, folks, the people who claim that Mossad/Bushitler/Halliburton/the Illuminati brought down the WTC are just "patriotic Americans asking questions."

The only dangerous lunatics are the ones who wonder why B. Hussein Obama has never released his college records or his Long Form Birth Certificate.

Source: Screw Loose Change

Note: The video may well be a joke, but the Troofers in the comments are dead serious about defending it.



The Strange Case of Mel Zelaya and David Romero Ellner

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 3:23 AM

Honduras had a problem. Their president, Mel Zelaya, was a Marxist Castro-wannabe who was violating the Constitution in order to remain in power indefinitely. So, the legislature, working within the Constitution, voted to have him removed, and the Supreme Court of Honduras ordered the army to carry out the elected legislature's order.

This did not sit well with the Marxist dictators of Venezuela, Cuba and Bolivia. Fortunately for them, the recently elected president of the USA is also a Marxist, and he eagerly put the power of US diplomacy behind reinstalling the wannabe-dictator against the desires of the legally elected government of Honduras. The Marxist-American president even barred the constitutionally-installed leader of Honduras from coming to the USA when the UN was convened, while rolling out the welcome mat for the dictator of Iran who had murdered people in the streets just a few months earlier.

That Mel Zelaya is a nutjob who has claimed that the Jews are sickening him with secret Jew radiation beams and secret Jew gases has done nothing to diminish Obama's ardor for his comrade. The administration has announced they will reject the outcome of Honduran elections scheduled for November 29.

David Romero Ellner is Zelaya's most loyal propagandist, broadcasting from Honduras's Radio Globo. He's basically the Ed Schultz of Honduras, and the American MSM love him. His journalistic credentials are impeccable. He began his career as an activist with the Communist party. He co-founded the People's Revolutionary Union, a terrorist group that has hijacked airliners, attacked American troops, and took an American oil executive as a hostage.

He also has expressed the kind of biting, cutting edge opinion of the type that makes him the darling of progressives everywhere.


There are times when I ask myself if Hitler was or not correct in finishing with that race with the famous Holocaust. If there are people that do damage in this country, they are Jewish, the Israelis. I want to name, this afternoon here in Radio Globo, by name and last name, who are the two officers of the Jewish army who are working with the Armed Forces of our country and who are in charge of carrying out all these conspiracy activities and undercover actions and everything else that is happening to the President of the Republic.
"After what I have learned, I ask myself why, why didn't we let Hitler carry out his historic mission. Forgive me for the grotesque expression. But I ask myself after I have realized this and many other things. I believe it should have been fair and valid to let Hitler finish his historic vision..."

Zelaya's cheerleader, ladies and gentlemen. And remember, the same people who support this guy think Glenn Beck is a dangerous whackjob.

BTW: Romero is also known to have molested and raped his own daughter; so he can count on the support of the Roman Polanski/Woodsy Allen crowd. (Progressives are such lovely people.)

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These are the people B. Hussein Obama has decided to put the full weight of American diplomacy behind.



October 4, 2009

Copenhagen Treaty Will Demand American Taxpayers Buy "Dignity" for Third World

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:08 PM

Anyone who doubts that the global warming hoax aggressively promoted by Chairman Zero and his comrades at the UN is a Trojan horse for world socialism need only look at this draft of the Copenhagen Climate Change Treaty produced by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change:

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Successful countries are called upon to severely restrict economic activity; backwards hellholes — usually ruled by socialist tyrants — face no such restrictions. But that's not enough to guarantee equal poverty for all, so they slipped in a clause on page 122 decreeing that some countries will be expected to:

(a) Compensate for damage to the [less developed countries'] economy and also compensate for lost opportunities, resources, lives, land and dignity, as many will become environmental refugees;
(b) Africa, in the context of environmental justice, should be equitably compensated for environmental, social and economic losses arising from the implementation of response measures.

The environmental refugee business is science fiction out of an Al Gore fever dream, but the damage to our economy if we are forced to buy "opportunities, resources, lives, land and dignity" for the entire Third World with our economy shackled in pointless CO2 restrictions will be quite real. The phrase "environmental justice" is Newspeak for "spreading the wealth around" until there isn't any left to spread, while masking the injustice in sanctimonious ecofreak blather.

Liberal elitists dream of a one-world government under the thumb of which everyone but them is a half-starved, powerless peasant with zero chance of ever accomplishing anything, because anything we create will only be expropriated. The United Nations exists for a single purpose: to make this nightmare come true. Comrade Obama is on board with the program, as is every last liar in the governmedia who pays lip service to the nonexistent global warming crisis.

Via What's Up With That? On a tip from WUWT reader.



Comrade Obama Gaffathon

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:34 PM

Think of the fun the liberal establishment media would have had if W had made this many gaffes:



Future historians will devote entire careers to trying to figure out how this moonbat boob was elected president.

On a tip from J.



Washington Squares

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:13 PM

The one positive aspect of our heavily Democrat-controlled Congress is the entertainment provided by the engaging personalities of its members. Tonight on Washington Squares, Congresscritters flash their charisma in response to the question, Where Are the Jobs?

No wonder their performance is rated good/excellent by no less than 16% of the public.

On a tip from John R.



Even France Disgusted by Obama's Appeasement

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:56 PM

Prior to the Ascension of the Moonbat Messiah, this would have qualified as a Man Bites Dog story — France has chastised the USA for its foreign policy of spineless appeasement. Charles Krauthammer quotes Sarkozy:

President Obama, I support the Americans' outstretched hand. But what did the international community gain from these offers of dialogue? Nothing.

Despite Comrade Obama's willingness to sacrifice our Polish and Czech allies to the Russian bear, the menace formerly known as the Soviet Union remains highly unlikely to participate meaningfully in sanctions against Iran, as if sanctions had any chance of preventing the terrorist mullahs from acquiring nukes anyway. While presiding over the UN Security Council, Chairman Zero suppressed revelations of Iran's illegal uranium enrichment facility near Qom in favor of adolescent blather about a nuclear-free world.

Krauthammer comments:

Confusing ends and means, the Obama administration strives mightily for shows of allied unity, good feeling, and pious concern about Iran's nuclear program — whereas the real objective is stopping that program. This feel-good posturing is worse than useless, because all the time spent achieving gestures is precious time granted Iran to finish its race to acquire the bomb.

But in Liberal Land, consequences don't matter; only sanctimonious poses count. Without assuming pure evil as a motive, how else to explain the continued expansion of entitlement programs that only increase poverty, or global warming legislation that would cripple the economy but have no effect whatsoever on the climate?

Here's why BHO didn't use the opportunity to hold Iran's feet to the fire over Qom:

"The administration told the French," reports the Wall Street Journal, "that it didn't want to 'spoil the image of success' for Mr. Obama's debut at the U.N."

It's all for show. There is nothing sincere about the Moonbat Messiah or those who support him that could withstand exposure to daylight.

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On a tip from Edward.



Thanks Again, Readers!

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:24 PM

Thanks to the continued support and contributions of its cherished readership, Moonbattery is now at #61 and climbing on Wikio's list of the most influential political blogs. Here's how the ranking is compiled:

The position of a blog in the Wikio ranking depends on the number and weight of the incoming links from other blogs. These links are dynamic, which means that they are backlinks or links found within articles.
Only links found in the RSS feed are included. Blogrolls are not taken into account, and the weight of any given link increases according to how recently it was published. We thus hope to provide a classification that is more representative of the current influence levels of the blogs therein.
Moreover, the weight of a link depends on the linking blog's position in the Wikio ranking. With our algorithm, the weight of a link from a blog that is more highly ranked is greater than that of a link from a blog that is less well ranked.

The top of the list includes heavy hitters from the establishment media (The Caucus) and even Big Government itself (Whitehouse.gov). Keep the tips and photoshops coming, and we'll continue to close in on them.

On a tip from BURNING HOT.

Update:

Make that #59, on a tip from Rich.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:02 PM

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Even Saturday Night Live Laughs at Chairman Zero

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:40 PM

Last winter, it was downright racist not to honor the Moonbat Messiah with the most solemn reverence. But already the sniggering has spread all the way to liberal bastions like SNL:

Four years of egg running down our country's face is nothing to rejoice in. But wouldn't it be wonderful if this farcical presidency turns out to be nothing worse?

On tips from Cor and Bergbikr.



The Day ObamaCare Died

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:02 PM

The Moonbat Messiah sings:

If ObamaCare doesn't die, liberty will. Once Big Government literally controls our bodies, there will be no aspect of our lives that can escape its micromanagement.

On tips from Varla, Bill T, and Oiao.



Separated at Birth?

Posted by The MaryHunter at 6:55 AM

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It's not too much of a stretch to imagine.

Inspired by a kind comment from Pumpkin Eater, who so liked this one:

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October 3, 2009

Obamanocchio

Posted by The MaryHunter at 5:11 PM

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Compliments of The Reaganite Republican.



Bringing Home the Bronze, Silver, and Gold

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:59 PM

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Compliments of Sal.



USA Surrenders Control of Internet

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:34 PM

When it comes to disastrous presidencies, Dhimmi Carter's won't be easy to top. But Chairman Zero is up to the task. Remember when Dim Jimmy gave away the Panama Canal? Our current kakistocracy has followed suit by surrendering the Internet:

After complaints about American dominance of the internet and growing disquiet in some parts of the world, Washington has said it will relinquish some control over the way the network is run and allow foreign governments more of a say in the future of the system.
Icann — the official body that ultimately controls the development of the internet thanks to its oversight of web addresses such as .com, .net and .org — said today that it was ending its agreement with the US government.
The deal, part of a contract negotiated with the US department of commerce, effectively pushes California-based Icann towards a new status as an international body with greater representation from companies and governments around the globe.
Icann had previously been operating under the auspices of the American government, which had control of the net thanks to its initial role in developing the underlying technologies used for connecting computers together.
But the fresh focus will give other countries a more prominent role in determining what takes place online, and even the way in which it happens — opening the door for a virtual United Nations, where many officials gather to discuss potential changes to the internet.

Much as US Government control of anything is to be distrusted, control by foreign governments is invariably worse.

Viviane Reding, the EU's commissioner for information society and media, said she was pleased that Washington chose to make the shift.
"I welcome the US administration's decision to adapt Icann's key role in internet governance to the reality of the 21st century," she said.

That is, the reality of America having forsaken its leadership role in favor of the self-abasement of Hopey Change.

Also delighted are Arabs and the communist Chinese, who will now have input in how the Internet is administrated. Enjoy criticizing Islamic terrorists and using controversial words like "democracy" while you're still able.

On a tip from Conan.



It's Bush's Fault

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:23 AM

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You had to know that this…

…was somehow Bush's fault. According to the scuttling cockroach Chairman Zero's old colleague Blago appointed to fill his Senate spot, not even The One's magnificence could overcome W's nefarious influence on the International Olympic Committee:

[Rowland] Burris stated in an interview, shortly after the announcement, that the image of the U. S. has been so tarnished in the last 8 years that, even Barack Obama making an unprecedented pitch for the games could not overcome the hatred the world has for us as a result of George Bush.

Other moonbats are taking up the talking point that only Bush could be responsible for the Moonbat Messiah's humiliating failure — although W isn't the one with the reputation for relentlessly badmouthing the USA.

Image compliments of Code 3. Video via iOwnTheWorld.com. On tips from Ruth, SK, and BURNING HOT. Hat tip: Gateway Pundit.



Counter-Moonbattery Alert: Live Free or Die

Posted by The MaryHunter at 5:45 AM

Renewed interest in the freedoms for which our forbears fought and died is emerging all over the fruited plain:

BLUE SPRINGS, MO. – An unusual sign has appeared along Interstate 70 in Blue Springs.
If you are traveling in the eastbound lanes of the freeway between Adams Dairy Parkway and the Grain Valley exit you will see a sign that appears to be anti-President Barack Obama.

William Cody, a small business owner in the area, is the proud sponsor of the sign:

He calls the Federal Stimulus Package a waste and is equally upset over the bailout of the Big 3 Auto Makers.
Cody says this is his first billboard and he did it "to vent." He says, "We voted for change and this is the change we got?"

Kudos to this patriot! Mr. Cody is risking it all - accusations of racism, bullying by the SEIU, even a burning bag of doggie doo from the local ACORN affiliate - for his right to free speech. And, he's not done yet.

Cody says he is working on another sign for the same spot. It's set to go up in December. He won't reveal the content except to say it won't have Obama's name on it.

Just a guess, but I can imagine a bit of bitch-slapping at the "Death to Christmas" crowd might be in Mr. Cody's future.

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You go, Mr. Cody - another patriot in the not-so-silent-anymore majority.



October 2, 2009

Countdown to 01-20-13

Posted by The MaryHunter at 8:30 PM

I was reminded of this fine widget today and wondered just how many more Americans might find this a soothing, trance-inducing visual stimulus, especially after events of the last few weeks.

No Mo O. No Mo O. No Mo O. No Mo O. No Mo O.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:01 PM

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Rooting for America to Fail

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:07 PM

Chairman Zero personalized the Olympics bid. He made it about himself. And his fluffers in the media obediently bought into it. Obama needed a win to distract from his foreign and domestic policy failures. So, he put his prestige on the line and fell flat on his silly face. And it is only natural to take pleasure when arrogant people are brought down by their own hubris.

Unable to deal with the failure of the Obamessiah, lefties are accusing the rest of us of delighting not in the failure of Obama's arrogance, but in the failure of America itself. These are not the same thing. But even if we were, all we would be celebrating is that a two-week long party would be held some place other than Chicago. No big whoop.

It's not like we would be rooting for the kind of failure that would result in the deaths of American soldiers, like certain lefties did during the Iraq War. Like, for example, Gary Kamiya writing in Salon:

I have a confession: I have at times, as the war has unfolded, secretly wished for things to go wrong. Wished for the Iraqis to be more nationalistic, to resist longer. Wished for the Arab world to rise up in rage. Wished for all the things we feared would happen. I'm not alone: A number of serious, intelligent, morally sensitive people who oppose the war have told me they have had identical feelings.
Wishing for things to go wrong is the logical corollary of the postulate that the better things go for Bush, the worse they will go for America and the rest of the world.

I don't feel bad for laughing at the failure of Obama and his media cult. No one had to die in order for Obama to fail in bringing the Olympics to Chicago. On the other hand, I do have to wonder if any lives could have been saved if the Daley political machine had put its time and resources into dealing with the epidemic of violent crime in his city, instead of chasing Olympic glory.

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Pic and Hat Tip: AoSHQ



Bwahahahahaha

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:15 PM

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Help! I started laughing when I saw this, and I haven't stopped all day. Everything I see makes me laugh all the harder.

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Bwahahahahaha!

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Bwahahahahaha!

It looks like Chairman Zero will have to find a better way to pay back Valerie Jarrett, Tony Rezko, and the rest of his Chi-Town slumlord cronies. The next time Mayor Daley sends Obama on an errand, let's hope he does a better job — or I might bust a gut.

On a tip from Byron. Top image compliments of Michelle and Troy.



Only Homophobes Object to Militant Perverts Controlling Schools

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:38 PM

If criticizing Chairman Zero makes you a racist, what would you be if you cast aspersions upon the child molestation–supporting, militant pervert Kevin Jennings, Comrade Obama's choice for Safe Schools Czar? You guessed it: a homophobe.

From the liberal propaganda machine Media Matters:

The latest target in the Glenn Beck-driven conservative media witch hunt for Obama administration "czars" is Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools director Kevin Jennings. In their attacks on Jennings, numerous conservative media figures have resorted to thinly veiled homophobic appeals to paint Jennings, who is gay, as a "radical" "gay activist" with an "agenda" of "promoting homosexuality in schools," and have misrepresented or distorted Jennings' previous comments about religion and tolerance.

No reasonable person could dispute that Jennings is a radical homosexual activist pushing an extremely sick agenda. He founded the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), an organization that has instructed 12-year-olds in the obscene practice of fisting. He admits that "one of the people that always inspired me is Harry Hay" of NAMBLA, an organization that openly advocates the homosexual rape of children. When Jennings became aware that a student was being subjected to the depraved and highly illegal activities encouraged by NAMBLA, he covered it up. He even got Obama mentor and unrepentant communist terrorist Bill Ayers to write an endorsement for his twisted book Queering Elementary Education.

In Jennings's defense, it's true conservatives could have distorted his comments on religion. For example, when he said of Christians, while in a church, "F**k 'em," he may have meant it in a more nuanced sense than has been assumed.

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin, on tips from BURNING HOT, J, and SK.



Moonbat Messiah–Inspired T-Shirts

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:37 PM

Just when it seemed I could not think of a single positive aspect of Comrade Obama's absurd presidency, it came to me — he's inspiring some great T-shirts:

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On a tip from Oiao.



Going to the Doctor, DMV Style

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:33 PM

Sanctimonious Hollyweird moonbats have started a whole new video genre. Via CatholicVoteAction.org:

On a tip from Muddypaw.



Liberal Morality Explained

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 1:20 PM

Gaypatriot explains what is okay to left-liberals, and what is not okay.

1 - A rich, famous brother of a Democrat President who drives drunk off a bridge and murders a young woman who was not his wife: OKAY
2 - A famous Hollywood Director who intoxicates, then rapes a 13 year old girl, confesses to it and then runs from the law for 30 years: OKAY
3 - A Democrat President who sexually harasses an intern under his employ in the Oval Office then lies under oath: OKAY
4 - A Republican Congressman who texts with 17-18 year old boys but never met them: NOT OKAY
5 - A Democrat Senator currently with leadership status who was the elected “Exalted Cyclops” in the Ku Klux Klan and repeatedly used racial slurs on television until he became too old and his words slurred: OKAY
6 - A Republican Congressman who yelled at a President who happens to be African-American: NOT OKAY
7 - A Democrat school teacher, now Presidential “Safe Schools Czar”, who did nothing when a teenager told him of dangerous sex habits with older men: OKAY
8 - A liberal late night talk host targets the children of a former Republican VP candidate with rape jokes: OKAY (and hilarious!)
9 - A liberal Late Night host sexually harassing employees on his staff: ALSO OKAY

Gaypatriot left out a few that I could think of:

10. Democrat Congressmen has sex with an underage male page — OKAY (Re-elected 9 times after censure.)

11. Liberal Director rapes 12 year old boy, and goes on to make mainstream Hollywood movies that fetishize violence against teenage boys — OKAY

12. Republican Senate Candidate takes his own wife to a sex club where nothing happens — NOT OKAY

And a correction to GayPatiot's Number 7: Instead of doing nothing, the safe school czar encouraged the fifteen year old kid to continue the inappropriate relationship, and covered it up from authorities.



That Government Stimulus Money? Not Workin'

Posted by The MaryHunter at 12:00 PM

A curious article was featured just below the fold on the Washington Compost front page -- curious in its apparent honesty (if tempered with a hint of innocent "how could this be happening" ignorance). You see, it reports what was stunningly obvious any sensible conservative or libertarian: the porkulus was never going to help our economy.

The fragile economic recovery has relied heavily on government stimulus spending, but new data show that as the money runs out, a sustained rebound may be elusive.

Hm. Elusive.

The government's wildly popular "Cash for Clunkers" program drove consumer spending to its highest level in eight years in August. But after it ended, so did the growth in auto sales.

Failure. After. Failure. Great hopes, fueled by the Cheerleader-in-Chief Obama... dashed. Sound familiar?

Weekly jobless claims rose more than expected, a sign that businesses are still concerned about the future. The monthly unemployment rate, scheduled for release Friday, is expected to rise, albeit at a slower rate. [Update: unemployment did rise, to its highest level since 1983.] Consumer loan delinquencies remain at record highs, and manufacturing growth has slowed.

That stimulus money sure went places, didn't it: toward a Democrat power grab, as predicted. The few positive economic reports -- increased new home sales and increased consumer spending on non-durable goods -- were largely due to historically low interest rates and back-to-school spending in August.

Statism and Socialism: one economic defeat after another, in country after country, time and again. Proven as incapable of growing anything except government, but thoroughly capable of stifling economic recoveries. Period.

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We're shocked, shocked!


On a tip from Penelope.



Demonrat Senator Admits Utter Incompetence

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 10:30 AM

Demonrat Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) admits that no one has a clue what the language of the ObamaCare Bill means, nobody else does, and so there's no point in reading it.

I don’t expect to actually read the legislative language, because reading the legislative language is among the more confusing things I’ve ever read in my life. . . . When you get into the legislative language, Sen. Conrad actually read some of it, several pages of it, the other day, and I don’t think anybody had a clue, including people who had served on this committee for decades, what he was talking about.

There's a video clip at Patterico in case you think I'm exaggerating.

Am I alone in thinking that if your job description is "law-maker," you ought to have a minimal level of competence in writing and understanding... you know... the law?



More on Super-Creep Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:19 AM

Appalling revelations continue to emerge regarding Comrade Obama's "Safe Schools Czar," the militant pervert Kevin Jennings. Now we learn that he is a fan of NAMBLA:

Lori Roman of Regular Folks United points to statements by Jennings a decade or more ago when he praised Harry Hay of the North American Association for Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA), which promotes the legalization of sexual abuse of young boys by older men.
Roman provides damning details and links here. She also notes that Jennings wrote the forward "to a book called Queering Elementary Education. And another fellow you may have heard of wrote one of the endorsements on the book jacket—Bill Ayers." Ayers, of course, is the Weather Underground bomber from the 1960s who is just an "acquaintance" of Obama.
Every presidential administration ends up with scandals inspired by controversial appointees, but typically those tend to revolve around financial improprieties, conflicts of interest, or some other form of white-collar misconduct. For Obama, the scandals seem to be developing in a pattern of disclosures revolving around radical left ideology that raises questions about their fitness for any job in government.

Given his shadowy background and the anti-American scum he has surrounded himself with his entire life (Frank Marshall Davis, Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, et cetera, ad nauseam), Obama clearly never would have passed the security checks to qualify as a janitor at the White House. There was never any reason to believe he wouldn't appoint fellow radicals to positions of power.

Putting a creep like Jennings in charge of school safety is the equivalent of putting Al Capone in charge of bank safety — or putting Barack Hussein Obama in charge of America's safety.

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A creep even by Democrat standards.

On tips from Byron and Sassy. More at Nice Deb and Stop the ACLU.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:25 AM

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On a tip from Oiao.



Obama FAIL! No Chicagolympics! (CNN Anchor Incredulous!)

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 9:13 AM

A lot of people assumed that there was no way Obama was stupid enough to put his prestige on the line by going to Copenhagen --- ignoring the rising unemployment figures or the disaster-in-progress in Afghanistan --- to shill for getting the Olympics for his purported hometown (a multibillion dollar jackpot for the corrupt crony Democrat political machine in Chicago) unless the fix was already in. No way would he be stupid enough to risk the humiliation of failure.

A lot of people were wrong. Obama was that stupid. And listen to the incredulity with which one of his media fluffers greets the news that his little bronze god has failed.

You would need a heart of stone not to laugh at the brokenhearted liberal Obama-cultists and Daley Machine cronies wandering around today, wondering how this could have happened, and more importantly, how they can blame it on Bush.

Or maybe the IOC was just racist.

Update: If President Dum-Dum can't talk the IOC into bring teh Olympics to Chicago, how can he talk Iran into giving up nukes?

Update II: A little music for the Obama Olympic bid.



Ford Soon to Surpass GM

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:06 AM

Rather than using bankruptcy to free themselves from the union contracts bleeding them dry, GM and Chrysler knuckled under and were absorbed by Chairman Zero's socialist blob. Consequently, they are on the road to oblivion. Conversely, Ford held out against the heavy-handed "bailouts," earning it great respect from the public. Soon GM will be a fading speck in Ford's rearview mirror:

A leading economic forecasting firm [Global Insight] sees an anemic recovery in new car sales over the next 18 months, but a stronger rebound after 2012 when Ford's market share in the U.S. will surpass General Motors and narrowly trail Toyota's.

Ford has stood up to Big Government before, most famously when Henry Ford derided the Blue Eagle symbolizing FDR's thuggish attempts to lord it over the auto industry as "Roosevelt's buzzard." By staving off Comrade Obama's socialist power grabs, it has established itself as the only truly American car company.

For its part, Government Motors has rolled out its new 2010 BS Class Hybrid:

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Compliments of Sal.

Hat tip: The Blogprof.



Social Justice Applied to Graffiti Vandalism

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:26 AM

Los Angeles is applying social justice to the graffiti that defaces the city. Instead of punishing the punks who spray-paint a coating of psychosis over every available surface, bureaucrats are fining the property owners.

Under an ordinance that was just unanimously approved by the City Council, all new buildings including private homes must be covered in an anti-graffiti coating to a height of at least nine feet. Because the coating discolors surfaces and wears off, property owners can opt out — but only if they agree to pay a $550 fine for any graffiti they fail to remove within seven days of it being applied, or within 72 hours of being notified by bureaucrats.

The genius of the plan lies in how much easier it is to catch the victims of vandalism than the perpetrators. Coming next: a fine for getting robbed.

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The property owner must be made to pay.

On a tip from Frank W.



Spokane to Vote on Right to Have No Rights

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:22 AM

A strategy for destroying our constitutional rights that goes back to FDR's disastrous regime is to replace them with whimsical new rights that effectively reduce us to slaves. Roosevelt schemed of inflicting an "Economic Bill of Rights" that would make a farce of fundamental real rights, such as the right to own property.

Comrade Obama revealed that he shares a conception of rights that would have horrified the Founding Fathers when he stated during a debate that healthcare is a human right, implying that you have a right for the government to force other people to pay for the goods and services you consume. Seen from the other side, this means you have the right for the government to expropriate the product of your labor and give it to someone else. You have the right to be a slave.

Now Spokane, a city that normally represents the sane side of Washington State, has climbed aboard the slaves rights campaign with a "Community Bill of Rights" that entails sacrificing basic freedoms to attain liberal utopia. It will be on the ballot next month, calling for the following:

1. Residents have the right to a locally-based economy
2. Residents have the right to affordable preventative health care
3. Residents have the right to affordable and safe housing
4. Residents have the right to affordable and renewable energy
5. The natural environment has the right to exist and flourish
6. Residents have the right to determine the future of their neighborhoods
7. Workers have the right to be paid the prevailing wage, and the right to work as apprentices, on certain construction projects
8. Workers have the right to employer neutrality when unionizing, and the right to constitutional protections within the workplace

No doubt all of this sounds wonderful to moonbats. But a moment's reflection reveals that only a totalitarian government could guarantee these "rights," and only by trampling the real rights enshrined in our constitution.

A "right" to a "locally-based economy"? This is a right for the government to impose draconian restrictions on trade. A "right" to affordable and renewable energy? This means the government has a right to spend your money on subsidies for windmills and pixie dust.

There's a reason the Founding Fathers didn't grant us the right to a chicken in every pot. Rights guarantee freedom. Entitlements, handouts, and moonbattery guarantee slavery.

On a tip from gibbswtr.



Anne Applebaum Is Blind, Stupid, or Lying

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:16 AM

Among her many defenses for child rapist Roman Polanski, Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum has claimed that Polanski didn't really know the girl was underage at the time he drugged and sodomized her. In an email to Patterico, she wrote:

Yes, there is “evidence” that Polanski did not know the girls age – or that he was told but did not believe it: He has told people since that, anyway. Pictures of her from the time show a girl who could be anywhere from 12-25.

Well, here's some "pictures of her from the time."

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Oh, yeah, nobody who looks like that would even get carded. Give me a break.



Morning Briefs: Stuff You've Probably Already Read Somewhere Else

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:53 AM

Item Number One: If the "War on Christmas" is something Bill O'Reilly just made up (as leftists claim), then how come the National Forest Service bans "religious themes" from Christmas ornaments made by schoolchildren for the National Christmas Tree? And by the way, if they are determined to sanitize the National Christmas Tree of any religious significance, shouldn't they call it just the National Tree of No Religious Significance? (Gateway Pundit On a tip from American to the Core)

Item Number Two: Some of Roman Polanski's apologists have claimed he should get a pass, not just because he's a "brilliant" director and as such should be able to drug and sodomize all the children he wants to, but because he only raped one child, and it's not like he was a serial rapist. Oh, except that it turns he was a serial creep who was always chasing jailbait. (Big Hollywood)

Item Number Three: And on that note, Anne Applebaum is still making herself look like a Cupid Stunt. (Hat Tip: Patterico via AoSHQ)

Item Number Four:
David Letterman admits to being a creepy old lecher. Apparently, women who work under him are really expected to work under him. Sarah Palin showed her smarts by not bringing her daughters on his show. (Hat Tip: Knowledge Is Power)

Item Number Five
: Nile Gardiner has listed Obama's Five Most Embarrassing Speeches. Considering his primary criteria are speeches in which Obama makes himself look arrogant while making America look weak, it must have been tough to narrow it to just five. (Hat Tip: Knowledge Is Power)

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Brought to by the editors of Newsweek, who want to remind you that everything you believe and hold dear is stupid.



Separated at Birth?

Posted by The MaryHunter at 3:28 AM

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Both certainly are objects of curiosity.




October 1, 2009

Why Moonbats Hate Sarah Palin

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:23 PM

After Saracuda resigned as Governor of Alaska, Bill Whittle summed up why liberal elitists have felt compelled to destroy her by any means low enough to enter their minds. His analysis becomes more relevant with every passing day, as Obamunism reveals the stakes we're playing for and the nature of our opponents.

On a tip from Lyle.



More Children Sing the Praises of Comrade Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:52 PM

With sufficient education, children won't even have to be forced by their teachers, but will spontaneously break into song at the very mention of our Dear Leader.

On a tip from Oiao.



Prolonged Preventive Detention

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:31 PM

You know Hopey Change has jumped the rails when even Chairman Zero's groupies at MSNBC start raising their eyebrows. His concept of prolonged preventive detention could almost scare Rachel Madcow straight:

On a tip from nancz.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:35 PM

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On a tip from TED.



Karl Rove, You Magnificent Bastard!

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:17 PM

You thought you were pretty smart, didn't you Karl? You thought no one would catch on to your master plan to destroy the Democrat Party by getting an inexperienced Marxist ideologue from a corruption-ridden political machine installed in the Oval Office. Chairman Zero was your man all along! But Vodkapundit figured it out.

    How else do you explain:
  • Obama leaving his signature domestic reform — health care — in the hands of people least likely to come up with a plan palatable to a majority of Americans.
  • Within six months of assuming office, the Democrats’ left and center wings are at each other’s throats.
  • A cap and trade bill so horrendously corrupt and mismanaged that its passage in the House marked the first time in years that Republicans out-polled Democrats on the generic congressional ballot.
  • Selling out Eastern Europe to the Russians. We haven’t had a Democrat do that since Roosevelt.
  • A foreign policy initiative for Iran which relies on the idea of both China and Russia not selling stuff to somebody with cash to spend?
  • Signing a non-stimulating stimulus so massive that Americans are afraid of deficits for the first time since Ross Perot went around screaming about his crazy aunt
  • A Democrat under threat of scaring off the AARP vote? I mean, what the hell?
  • Most anything involving Joe Biden.
  • With an unemployment rate at 10%, traveling to Copenhagen to lobby for the Olympics to be in the crony-corruption-ridden city of Chicago.*
  • With troops in the field, saying that he is “not particularly interested in victory”.**

I guess Dick Cheney will have to dispatch a Blackwater Death Squad to silence Vodkapundit before he figures out any more of your sinister scheme.


* slightly altered from the comments
** taken from the comments



The Two Faces of Granny Rictus Botox

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 3:42 PM

That was then

“I have concerns about some of the language that is being used because I saw — I saw this myself in the late ’70s in San Francisco, this kind of — of rhetoric was very frightening and it gave — it created a climate in which we — violence took place... And so I wish that we would all, again, curb our enthusiasm in some of the statements that are made."

This is now

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says there’s no reason for Rep. Alan Grayson to apologize for his “Die quickly” remark, since Republicans have made statements just as outrageous as his.
“If anybody’s going apologize, everybody should apologize,” Pelosi told reporters at her weekly press conference. “We are holding Democrats to a higher standard than their own members.”

Nancy's got some history with being a two-faced lying witch. When it was politically convenient, she was all for the war in Afghanistan, using it as a cudgel to bash Bush, claiming that Afghanistan was the real war, and Iraq was a distraction. But now that she can't use it to bash, Bush, the Afghan war doesn't turn out to be so important after all.


And remember her promise of the most transparent, ethical Congress in history. Try not to laugh so hard, Mr. Rangel and Mr. Murtha. You might drop your bags of money.

Another lying, hypocritical progressive Obamacrat. I know it's "dog bites man," but there you are.

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An improvement over the real thing, actually.



Sign of the Times

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:10 PM

You can see this billboard if you travel east on Interstate 70 in Blue Springs, Missouri:

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The natives are definitely getting restless.

On a tip from Wiggins.



A Tale of Three Cities

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:50 PM

In 1945, Hiroshima was flattened by an atomic bomb. Afterwards, it looked like this:

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Now it looks like this:

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Nagasaki got nuked too:

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Here's Nagasaki now:

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Detroit was less lucky. Rather than nuclear weapons, it was hit by liberalism, from which cities don't spring back:

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We might have been better off fighting it out with the Soviet Union than letting its ideology destroy us from within.

Compliments of Henry.



Madeleine Albright Discusses Her Ripe but Firm Breasts

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:14 PM

Madeleine Albright reveals the secret of how she got on so well with the North Koreans:

Want more?

There is only one way Comrade Obama could make his administration any worse, which is why I'm expecting Half-Bright to be reinstated as Secretary of State as soon as Shrillary gets tired of representing the USA at bake sales in Slovakia and slithers away.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit, on a tip from BURNING HOT.



Hollywood, Self-Centered and Out of Touch? Get Out!

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 10:15 AM

Producer Harvey Weinstein is defending child-rapist Roman Polanski, and declares that Hollywood's morality is superior to anyone's!

“In an interview, Weinstein said that people generally misunderstand what happened to Polanski at sentencing. He’s not convinced public opinion is running against the filmmaker and dismisses the categorization of Hollywood as amoral. “Hollywood has the best moral compass, because it has compassion,” Weinstein said. “We were the people who did the fundraising telethon for the victims of 9/11. We were there for the victims of Katrina and any world catastrophe.”"

Yeah, even though it was the working people of America that actually donated money to the relief efforts, that actually traveled to the stricken areas and did the actual relief work, Hollywood deserves the credit. Because you guys put on a show! You really are morally superior to the rest of us.

So, I totally see your point, Harvey. Hollywood is a shining beacon of morality, especially when it comes to depraved perverts drugging middle-school girls so they can have teh buttsecks. (Or, middle school boys in the case of Director Victor Salva.)

(I was being sarcastic, BTW)

Hat Tip: Breitbart

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Who are we to question the moral compass of this visionary?

Update: By the way, Harvey Weinstein's Miramiax company distributed the 1995 film Kids, which glorified and graphically depicted sex, drug, and alcohol use among a group of 13 to 15 year olds.



Tinseltown Rallies Around Child Rapist

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:11 AM

If it were possible to agree with moonbats about anything, it would be that drugging and anally raping children should be frowned upon. But no.

Among the many movie people who have signed a petition supporting Roman Polanski:

Woody Allen
Wes Anderson
Darren Aronofsky
David Lynch
Martin Scorsese

Before you call them soulless degenerates, remember that entertainment glitterati must be judged by separate standards, because they are impelled by artistic motives that cannot be grasped by the unenlightened minds of the rubes in Jesusland.

On a tip from Jay Guevara.



Secondhand Smoke Hysteria Crosses Into Psychosis

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:00 AM

The moonbat campaign against cigarettes has reached levels of hysteria not seen since the Salem witch trials. In Dallas, Chris Daniel is suing for six figures because her former neighbor smoked.

According to Daniel, cigarette smoke somehow managed to seep through the "solid, two-hour fire wall from the foundation to the roof" that separates homes in her townhouse development, causing her to suffer the torments of the damned. Nonetheless,

the Daniels renewed their lease at Estancia — where smoking is permitted — six months after they say the problem began.

Management bent over backwards trying to pacify the petty tyrant.

Managers replaced air filters repeatedly, installed sealant-type electrical plates and — at the Daniels' request — used an industrial-grade roofing sealant to caulk pipes under their kitchen cabinet.

However, greedy moonbat bullies are not so easy to appease.

The neighbor moved after a judge forbade her from smoking in her own home. This still wasn't enough. Only large amounts of other people's money can satisfy a moonbat. The Daniels have moved too:

Last week, movers wearing surgical masks loaded trucks with their belongings.
The Daniels said furniture will need to be reupholstered, artwork restored and closets full of clothing dry cleaned. The bills are still piling up.

The point of this theatrical farce: an avaricious lawsuit.

But wait, there's more moonbattery:

Chris Daniel also filed a complaint under the Texas Fair Housing Act, alleging that her sensitivity to cigarette smoke qualifies her for protection set aside for people with disabilities. …
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter, a clinical associate professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center, wrote that Daniels "qualifies as disabled under the Texas Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act."

If bureauweenies reward Daniel with coveted victim status for claiming she could smell a cigarette through a firewall, she will officially become a higher being, whose whims are law to the rest of us.

Until recently, cigarettes were a normal part of life. What aspects of daily living that we take for granted now will generate this kind of uproar in the near future, as liberal authoritarianism draws ever tighter around us like a python constricting its prey?

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Cary and Chris Daniel, equipped to retrieve their belongings from the tainted townhouse.

On a tip from nancz.



ACORN Documents Confirm Illegal Partisan Activities

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:24 AM

ACORN is forbidden from spending the $millions of our money it receives on partisan politics. But then, it's also forbidden from taking part in vote fraud. Documents recently discovered in an abandoned Oklahoma City office of Comrade Obama's old gang confirm what most of us have long known: this criminal organization is partisan to its rotten core, and uses money extracted from taxpayers to elect Democrats, who in turn extract more money from taxpayers. From Oklahoma Watchdog:

A "Power Plan" document begins: "Oklahoma ACORN has been virtually non-existent since its glory days in Tulsa, over 20 years ago. 2007 is Year Zero."
It continues with a five-year plan to obtain "power":
"Therefore, the route to power is twofold: First, build powerful city organizations in Oklahoma City and Tulsa that can control these municipalities. Second, become an influential organization by shaping a handful of strategic legislative districts that, by themselves, can change who controls the state legislature."
"(W)e will be seen as the force that is making Oklahoma a progressive state in the way that it was 100 years ago."
"By using this power to win significant changes for working people, by the end of our 5 years, we will have legitimized the progressive takeover of the statehouse and head into 2012 with a real possibility of changing what Oklahomans look for and expect out of their Congressional delegation."
Under a subsection titled "Politics and Elections," in 2007 and 2008, ACORN was looking to take over State Senate District 43, which they referred to as "the biggest prize," in hopes of unseating Republican Sen. Jim Reynolds. This district includes part of Del City, abuts Tinker Air Force Base, and portions of southern Oklahoma City and northern Cleveland County.
The ACORN document notes that District 43's south half will "prove difficult, with more Anglo, Republican and military families," while the district's northern half will "be more fruitful."

This is how corrupt Democrat elitists compete in the heartland they despise. Conservative legislators are targeted for destruction. ACORN provides the foot soldiers; your tax dollar provides the funding.

As revealed in the documents, ACORN's partisan activities are hardly limited to Oklahoma:

Those internal documents include a sheet titled "Canvass recruitment rap," a "script," directed towards ACORN activists in Houston which says: "Hi, my name is ____. We are hiring Outreach Workers to remind people to get out and vote for Barack Obama in the upcoming election. One of our team members spoke to you today and you signed up for our intake tomorrow. You are interested in working with us on this important election, correct?"
It continues: "We're hiring for people to go door to door talking to registered voters in Houston to get out the vote for Barack."

There is one good thing about ACORN: since it is made up of the lowest dregs of society, its sloppiness and incompetence forces it to rely heavily on the liberal establishment media to cover its trail. With ever more people aware that the dinosaur media cannot be relied on to report anything but Obamunist talking points, ACORN's cover will continue to be blown.

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Their own sloppy ineptitude is bringing them down.

On a tip from J.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:44 AM

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Compliments of Diversity Lane.



Obamacrats Turn Out For Socialist Hypocrite's Propaganda Film

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:11 AM

Michael Moore's latest screed against all that is good and decent may be getting bad reviews, but the Obamacrat lawmakers who agree with his thesis that "capitalism is evil" (and must be destroyed) are turning out in droves.

Tuesday night is the official D.C. screening. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), Rep Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) — as well as Reps. Eli Cummings (D-Md.) and Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), who appear in the film — are set to attend.
Moore, who openly expressed he “loves” President Obama and is “filled with a lot of optimism,” said his agent, Ari Emanuel (brother to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel), called him while shooting to say that the filmmaker may get his first White House screening.

Note: Lumpy Riefenstahl isn't so dedicated to the socialist cause that he's going to equally share all the proceeds from his film with all the crew who worked on it.

I have to wonder if Lumpy has picked up the film rights to Ralphie Nader's book? Megan Fox could play Yoko Ono... that would be as realistic as anything else he's wasted celluloid on.

(Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit)

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Another obnoxious hypocrite who's a hero to the left.



Ralph Nader's 700 Page Moonbat Fantasy

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:37 AM

Ralph Nader is a delusional communist who thinks that the American people, en masse, desire the implementation of the soviet-style worker's paradise he has always promised; despite the fact that the only people who voted for him were subscribers to The Nation, the faculty of Berkeley, and the Lesbian Womyn's Dairy Collective of Burlington, Vermont.

So, Ralphie has written a novel in which he fantasizes about a collection of uber-wealthy leftist billionaires (George Soros, Warren Buffet, Ted Turner) and celebrities (Oprah Winfrey, Yoko Ono) who collude to take over America and create a socialist paradise. (Modeled on socialist success stories like North Korea, Cuba, and Zimbabwe.)

Rob Long spared us the trouble of reading this idiot's tome, and reports on the contents:


  • Fossilized Marxist relic Phil Donahue is given a prime time talk show "to deal with injustice, hard solutions to the nation's problems, bold doings among ordinary people, and the plight of millions of Americans who get pushed around or shut out while they do the essential, grimy, everyday work that keeps the rich and famous sitting pretty on top." (Wasn't this a big FAIL when MSNBC did that for real?)
  • The American people are convinced to follow the shining path of Marxism by the creation of a colorful mascot, a parrot called "Patriotic Polly" who squawks "Get up! Don't let America down!"
  • The National Anthem is replaced with "This Land Is Your Land.""
  • When the evil corporations push back against the collectivization of the economy, they are beaten back by the seductive wiles of... Yoko Ono. (No, I'm not kidding. Long says it's in the book.)

And so it goes on... and on... and on... like a Fidel Castro speech ... for 700 pages. I suggest you run out and buy a copy today, or wait until it hits the remainders bin at twenty-five cents a copy, or better yet, never. Does never work for you? Ralphie?

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As smart as he is handsome



Headline FAIL

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:23 AM

Was the Detroit News Headline editor absent from class in J-School the day they taught about how the titles of stories can imply cause and effect?

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(I know it isn't an example of moonbattery, per se, but it made me go "WTF?")



Morning Briefs: Stuff You've Probably Already Read Somewhere Else

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:25 AM

Item Number One: Senate Obamacrats proved that Joe Wilson was right and Obama was lying by voting down an amendment to the health care bill that would have required photo ID to prove legal status before accessing government-provided services. (Gateway Pundit)

Item Number Two: Nutjob Obamacrat House Member Alan "Dick" Grayson compares Republican opposition to bureaucratized health care to the Holocaust and 9-11. Will the same leftist crybabies who made such a stink about Larouchites comparing Obama to Hitler be outraged this time? No, probably not. (Gateway Pundit, Again)

Item Number Three
: A school district in New York refuses to allow kids to walk or bike to school, even if they live only a few blocks away. Then, they wonder why the yewts have such an obesity problem. (Hat Tip: Lileks)

Item Number Four: Sarah Palin's book, Going Rogue, hits Number 1 on both Barnes and Noble and Amazon's pre-order list. She finished the book four months ahead of schedule, and didn't have to hire an unrepentant Marxist terrorist to write it for her. (Jammie Wearing Fool) {BTW, Trig Palin really is her son; she's way sexier than Maureen Dowd, Joy Behar, or Kathleen Parker; and none of the trumped-up ethics charges have stuck --- So suck it liberal trolls with blogs no one reads.}

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Living well really *is* the best revenge. Good for you, babe.



A Modest Proposal

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 3:53 AM

Bitter, grumpy, elderly hippie Marxist douchebag Garrison Keillor... who has made millions swilling at the taxpayer trough via NPR where he hosts an unfunny show wherein liberal "sophisiticates" indulge their stereotypes of small-town rubes --- thinks Republicans should be excluded from receiving health care in hopes that they will all die.

Republicans should be cut out of the health-care system entirely and simply provided with aspirin and hand sanitizer. Thirty-two percent of the population identifies with the GOP, and if we cut off health care to them, we could probably pay off the deficit in short order.

That would be the same deficit he wants to add trillions to via ObamaCare.

But as I thought about it, his plan could work. Let's let the Republicans and conservatives have their own health care system, and liberals and Democrats will have their own. The Democrats can have the single-payer, DMV-style health care system of their dreams. They can wait two years for an angioplasty and, BTW, have their taxes doubled to pay for it.

In the Republican system, we'll let those who need insurance purchase it on an open market and tailor their coverage to their needs. We'll have a reasonable amount of regulation to ensure the insurance companies honor the contracts they make. And we'll let Republicans deduct the cost of their health care from their taxes.

We'll see which system works better.

Hat Tip: AoSHQ