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November 30, 2009

New Middle Earth Open Thread

Posted by The MaryHunter at 6:57 PM

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Image courtesy of Sultan Knish
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The Ravages of Moonbattery

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:43 PM

A lifetime of hating America, bowing before the altar of satanic socialism, and spewing the hate-filled talking points of the progressive left will turn you from this...

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Into this...

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This is what Katie Couric, Soledad O'Brien, Norah O'Donnell, and Rachel Maddow have to look forward to. Joy Behar, Eleanor Clift, and Babs Walters are pretty much already here.



Stimulate the Economy, Save the Planet, and Be Heard, O Angry Mob!

Posted by The MaryHunter at 5:53 PM

It seems at least one voter in Colorado, or perhaps a few teenagers, are striking back at big government and taking a page out of that High School daze prank playbook:

Colorado Democratic Governor Bill Ritter and his wife woke up Thanksgiving morning to a sea of white but it wasn't snow. The governor's mansion was blanketed with toilet paper.

Striking back at elected officials in this novel and highly symbolic manner could prove cathartic for voters everywhere. In fact, the effect of widespread TPing of our ingrate public officials could actually have about the same climate-stabilizing effect as that nimrod idea of painting all of our roofs white (at least until it rains). Another benefit: it would immediately stimulate the struggling paper industry.

Not that we at Moonbattery.com are encouraging such behavior. But if you insist, here's how.

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Novel ballistic anti-government weapon.



Eleanor Rodham Clift Has Faith in Holy Manbearpig

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 1:07 PM

With the release of the East Anglia emails, it's pretty clear that Global Warming has as much basis in actual science as Scientology has in actual religion. i.e. Both cults were founded by charlatans as money-making schemes; and both rely on exploiting dumb, rich, egocentric celebrities to advance their cause. Al Gore and L. Ron Hubbard are the same guy. Ed Begley, Jr and Tom Cruise are the same guy.

And the cult metaphor is perfectly apt, and even a Global Warming True Believer like Eleanor Rodham Clift tacitly admits. Challenged by Pat Buchanan that there was no proof of Global Warming, her reply was, "It's no known proof there's God, either. How much proof do you need, Pat?"

If you're going to call it "science," and if you're going to piss away trillions of dollars in its name, I would say "Lots of proof. Oodles and boodles of proof. Incontrovertible proof."

Environmentalism is a religion. Global Warming is a cult. You read it here, first.

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One of these books is a complete scam written by charlatan to make money and the other is Dianetics.



While AGW Burns, the Fiddlers Are Still... Fiddling

Posted by The MaryHunter at 12:35 PM

The ink wasn't even dry on the second (or was it third?) wave of articles on ClimateGate when one of Al Gore's best man-crushes and co-Nobel laureate (on behalf of the UN-IPCC), Climate Scientist Rajendra Pachauri*, announced that our Western lifestyle is unsustainable:

Hotel guests should have their electricity monitored; hefty aviation taxes should be introduced to deter people from flying; and iced water in restaurants should be curtailed, the world's leading climate scientist has told the Observer.
"Today we have reached the point where consumption and people's desire to consume has grown out of proportion," said Pachauri. "The reality is that our lifestyles are unsustainable."

Of course, this is the guy who also just stated -- with a straight face -- that the leaked emails will not reveal any overt bias in the IPCC's scientific methods and peer review process. No mention, of course, that the fraud was perpetrated on the key dataset that supposedly demonstrated man-made global warming/climate change and the perpetrators specifically aimed to undermine fair and honest peer review of any research contrary to the AGW line.

*Factoid: This God of Climatology, this Chairman of the IPCC, is not even a climatologist. He has degrees in engineering and economics. His most significant experience is in -- you guessed it -- economics.

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If the timing of the Copenhagen summit wasn't so really very funny, it would be just quite funny.



Chairman Zero Harangued by Aquatarkus's Boyfriend

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 12:01 PM

Bloated gaseous anomaly Michael Moore is disappointed in his little bronze god. In a rambling, barely coherent screed worthy of Rosie O'Donnell (except with more vowels and capitals), he expresses frustration that despite taking over the banks and car companies, and pushing forward on plans to quasi-nationalize energy and health care, Chairman Zero isn't socializing the country nearly fast enough for his tastes.

He berates Dear Reader for "caving over and over again" to corporate interests (meaning Wall Street Firms like Goldman Sachs who were bailed out with billions in taxpayer money in return for the Treasury Department assuming de facto control of their operations). Of course, that may be sour grapes after the crashing failure of Lumpy Riefenstahl's recent anti-free market diatribe Capitalism: A Love Story

And he asserts, of course, that the conservative right opposes Obama only because of racism.

You would still be the victim of their incessant venom on hate radio and television because no matter what you do, you can’t change the one thing about yourself that sends them over the edge.

The one thing about PBO that sends the right over the edge is his radical Marxism, but that's not what Jabba the Mutt means here. The socialist hypocrite also professes to know for a fact "There are LESS than a hundred al-Qaeda left in Afghanistan!" Also, Sarah Palin is not Trig Palin's mother, and Global Warming is totally real.

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Every time I post about this pile of crap, a certain confused Albionese leaps to his defense.




Manbearpig Will Kill 90% of Humanity if It Isn't Stopped, I'm Totally Cereal

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 11:25 AM

The Cult of Manbearpig is doubling down on their rhetoric, even as the Global Warming threat has been rather conclusively revealed to be a hoax.

Professor Kevin Anderson, director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change, believes only around 10 per cent of the planet’s population – around half a billion people – will survive if global temperatures rise by 4C.

"For humanity it’s a matter of life or death," he said. "We will not make all human beings extinct as a few people with the right sort of resources may put themselves in the right parts of the world and survive.

"But I think it’s extremely unlikely that we wouldn’t have mass death at 4C. If you have got a population of nine billion by 2050 and you hit 4C, 5C or 6C, you might have half a billion people surviving."

Setting aside whether this alarmism is true, (it's not, of course, humanity is not going to die off if night-time low temperatures in Siberia are -36 degrees instead of -40), isn't the extinction of 90% of humanity something a lot of environmentalists are in favor of?

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Obama's Healthcare Push Inspired by Yet Another Communist Associate: Quentin Young

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:59 AM

Just how many communists does a left-wing politician have to surround himself with before even his supporters admit that he too is for all intents and purposes probably a communist? Our first Affirmative Action president was a red diaper baby whose socialist father abandoned him but was replaced by the father figure Frank Marshall Davis, a member of the Soviet-controlled CPUSA. His catastrophic political career was launched at the home of communist terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. In one of his autohagiographies, he brags about the "Marxist professors" he hung out with during his mysterious college days. He has filled the White House with avowed communists like Van Jones and open communist admirers like Anita Dunn. Now we learn that Chairman Zero's devotion to "healthcare reform" — i.e., nationalization of the industry — was inspired by yet another communist friend:

The push to socialize US Heathcare came, not from from the "people", but from [a] small clique of Marxists, led by a man with close personal ties to president Barack Obama. … The leader of this Marxist clique is Quentin Young-a retired Chicago physician, a life long Marxist activist and long time friend and political ally of Barack Obama.
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Birds of a feather: Quentin Young and the Moonbat Messiah.

Some background on the sick doctor:

Quentin Young is one of America's most committed socialists, beginning with his time in the Young Communist League in late 1930s Chicago.
After WW2, into the mid 1970s, Young was closely associated with the Communist Party and was accused of belonging to the Bethune Club (a communist doctor's club) by a US Congressional Committee investigating the riots at the 1968 Democratic Party convention in Chicago.
In the late 1970s Young was associated with the pro Marx/Gramsci, New American Movement and in 1982 helped found the also Marxist, Democratic Socialists of America-to which he still belongs.
In 1972, in the dying days of the Vietnam War Young led a small radical delegation to Communist North Vietnam.
In 1995 Young attended the famous meeting at the Hyde Park home of former Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn where Barack Obama was introduced as chosen successor to Illinois State Senator Alice Palmer.
Young was a founder and National Chairman of the Medical Committee for Human Rights, which originally provided provide medical care for civil rights workers in the South, but later morphed into a "single payer" advocacy organization.
In 1987 Young and Peter Orris founded the Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), the US's oldest existing "single payer" advocacy organization and is currently the organization's National Co-ordinator.

According to The Progressive, our Community Activist in Chief "learned about single-payer health care from his old friend and neighbor Dr. Quentin Young."

We literally have communists shaping the impending healthcare nightmare. At last progressives will realize their dream of imposing Cuban-style medicine on America.

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A hospital in the communist utopia Cuba.

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



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:57 AM

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Compliments of The.



Politico Finds Fault with Chris Matthews's Boyfriend

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:47 AM

Chairman Zero's character flaws are beginning, ever so slowly, to be noticed. John F. Harris of Politico lists "seven stories Barack Obama doesn't want told":

1. He thinks he's playing with Monopoly money: No fiscal responsibility whatsoever.
2. He's a dithering intellectual poseur. He would rather study a problem, and impress his clique by holding forth on its nuances, than actually solve it.
3. He governs like a Chicago thug. He buys off corrupt pols ($300 million for Mary Landrieu's vote on health care) and bullies opponents like FoxNews and certain Inspectors General who dare to investigate his cronies.
4. He's a wuss. All of his bowing to foreign leaders conveys weakness. He comes back from China with nothing.
5. He doesn't believe the USA is a great country
: At best, the USA is just one country in the community of nations, no more special than Ecuador or Finland. At worst, the USA is a pariah state whose shameful history of slavery expectation far exceed any good that might have happened before he was elected.
6. He and Pelosi are peas in a pod: Two vain, radical leftists who are in way over their heads.
7. He's a pathological narcissist. He fancies himself the bride at every wedding, the corpse at every funeral.

I would add a number 8. He's not as smart as advertised. This fact is obvious to anyone who's seen him stammer through an answer without a teleprompter, mistake a window for a door, or raise a toast with a napkin still attached to his glass.

So far, the iWon has been able to keep the narrative of his many character flaws confined to political blogs and periodicals. By inviting starstruck MSM fluffers to Sweet 16 parties at the White House, his handlers hope to keep the lid on them. They live in terror of the general public finding out.

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Chairman Zero Falls Flat With Arabs

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:39 AM

Of all the annoying bumper sticker bleats that Obamunists subject us to, the most absurd is their cherished notion that letting a sophomoric community activist moonbat play president will "restore America's standing in the world." America's standing didn't need restoration, although it will before this tragic farce is over with.

But everyone likes us now, right? Never mind our loyal friends — Poles and Czechs, for example — they don't fly planes into buildings so they don't matter. Arabs like us, right?

Wrong. I'm no fan of Islam, but I'll say this for Arabs: they know enough to despise weakness and disloyalty. Remember when Osama bin Laden said, "when people see a strong horse and a weak horse, by nature, they will like the strong horse"? The Democrats' top jackass is no strong horse — as Johns Hopkins professor Fouad Ajami confirms:

In the endless chatter of this region, and in the commentaries offered by the press, the theme is one of disappointment. …
There is little Mr. Obama can do about this disenchantment. He can't journey to Turkey to tell its Islamist leaders and political class that a decade of anti-American scapegoating is all forgiven and was the product of American policies — he has already done that. He can't journey to Cairo to tell the fabled "Arab street" that the Iraq war was a wasted war of choice, and that America earned the malice that came its way from Arab lands — he has already done that as well. …
Steeped in an overarching idea of American guilt, Mr. Obama and his lieutenants offered nothing less than a doctrine, and a policy, of American penance. No one told Mr. Obama that the Islamic world, where American power is engaged and so dangerously exposed, it is considered bad form, nay a great moral lapse, to speak ill of one's own tribe when in the midst, and in the lands, of others.
The crowd may have applauded the cavalier way the new steward of American power referred to his predecessor, but in the privacy of their own language they doubtless wondered about his character and his fidelity. "My brother and I against my cousin, my cousin and I against the stranger," goes one of the Arab world's most honored maxims. The stranger who came into their midst and spoke badly of his own was destined to become an object of suspicion.

Arabs instinctively know what the liberals so shamefully eager to appease them don't: Barack Obama is a profoundly contemptible character, who personifies an equally contemptible ideology.

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Not how you win Arab esteem.

On tips from AnonymoUS and Varla.



No Letting the Engine Run While You Scrape Ice Off Your Windshield

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:04 AM

To the extremely long list of pointless laws that combine to form the soft totalitarianism prevailing in Airstrip One, we can add a proscription against letting the engine run while you scrape ice off your windshield. You see, supposedly wasting a few drops of gasoline would be hurtful to polar bears. No, I'm not kidding:

Motorists who leave their cars running on frosty mornings to warm up the engine and clear the windscreen could face being fined under anti-pollution rules this winter.
Drivers are being told that leaving a car idling for more than a couple of minutes wastes fuel, and they could be served with on-the-spot fines of up to £40.

This is how liberty dies: not by a single blow that people would know enough to resist, but by thousands of bureaucratic paper cuts that gradually bleed us dry. Environmental hysteria offers the pretext for an infinite number of trivial regulations, the only real purpose of which is to make us do whatever petty tyrants tell us.

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Eco-crime in progress.

On a tip from Bill V.



Cindy Shehag Still Spreading Patriotic Cheer

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:28 AM

Cindy Sheehan was the darling of the liberal media establishment, before it dumped her for its new love, Barack Hussein Obama. But she's still out there promoting the progressive agenda. Here she displays her respect for a veteran:

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This sordid scene occurred at Travis Air Force Base on Saturday.

Videotape of the incident shows that Sheehan yelled "Get out of my face" through the megaphone at the man, who slapped the device away. Other protesters immediately joined Sheehan and traded insults with the man, and a shoving match broke out.
Military police quickly pulled the two sides apart.
The military veteran told reporters that he was upset with the anti-war protesters' effect on troop morale. "They ruin the troops. They get to the troops. They did the same thing in Vietnam," he said.

Liberals secured a victory for totalitarianism in Vietnam thanks largely to the "Most Trusted Man in America," the treasonous left-wing liar Walter Cronkite, who used his position to spin victories into defeats, convincing America that the war couldn't be won. Now they've got friends in even higher places. The Travis event was orchestrated by Code Pink, whose cofounder Jody Evans is a top Obama bundler. No wonder the Ditherer in Chief doesn't like the word "victory" when it comes to Afghanistan.

On tips from Edward and Nathaniel M.



100 Years of Doom!

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 7:15 AM

The Daily Telegraph has been doing some research and found out that the New York Waste of Times has been panicking about polar ice melt since James Garfield was president.

1881: “This past Winter, both inside and outside the Arctic circle, appears to have been unusually mild. The ice is very light and rapidly melting …”

1932: “NEXT GREAT DELUGE FORECAST BY SCIENCE; Melting Polar Ice Caps to Raise the Level of Seas and Flood the Continents”

1934: “New Evidence Supports Geology’s View That the Arctic Is Growing Warmer”

1937: “Continued warm weather at the Pole, melting snow and ice.”

1954: “The particular point of inquiry concerns whether the ice is melting at such a rate as to imperil low-lying coastal areas through raising the level of the sea in the near future.”

1957: “U.S. Arctic Station Melting”

1958: “At present, the Arctic ice pack is melting away fast. Some estimates say that it is 40 per cent thinner and 12 per cent smaller than it was fifteen years [ago].”

1959: “Will the Arctic Ocean soon be free of ice?”

1971: “STUDY SAYS MAN ALTERS CLIMATE; U.N. Report Links Melting of Polar Ice to His Activities”

1979: “A puzzling haze over the Arctic ice packs has been identified as a byproduct of air pollution, a finding that may support predictions of a disastrous melting of the earth’s ice caps.”

1982: “Because of global heating attributed to an increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide from fuel burning, about 20,000 cubic miles of polar ice has melted in the past 40 years, apparently contributing to a rise in sea levels …”

1999: “Evidence continues to accumulate that the frozen world of the Arctic and sub-Arctic is thawing.”

2000: “The North Pole is melting. The thick ice that has for ages covered the Arctic Ocean at the pole has turned to water, recent visitors there reported yesterday.”

2002: “The melting of Greenland glaciers and Arctic Ocean sea ice this past summer reached levels not seen in decades, scientists reported today.”

2004: “There is an awful lot of Arctic and glacial ice melting.”

2005: “Another melancholy gathering of climate scientists presented evidence this month that the Antarctic ice shelf is melting - a prospect difficult to imagine a decade ago.”



10,000 Cancer Deaths a Year from Socialized Health Care

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:48 AM

Airstrip One long ago achieved what the current Obamunist Government is seeking to create in the USA; a two-tiered health care system where the affluent can buy very expensive health insurance that complies with government coverage mandates, and a public option (the NHS) for the proletariat.

A study by the far-left Manchester Guardian has concluded that 10,000 cancer deaths in the UK result from the public option.

Up to 10,000 people die needlessly of cancer every year because their condition is diagnosed too late, according to research by the government's director of cancer services. The figure is twice the previous estimate for preventable deaths....
Research by academics at Durham University led by Prof Greg Rubin has identified five types of delay in NHS cancer care: "patient delay", "doctor delay", "delay in primary care [at GPs' surgeries]", "system delay" and "delay in secondary care [at hospitals]"....

What the Guardian calls "delays" are actually rationing, denying care to cancer patients frees up money for the NHS to pay for politically fashionable sex-change operations and virginity restorations for Muslims. (When health care is politicized, politically volatile minorities are prioritized ahead of the general public.)

It bears mentioning that one US Government panel has already recommended "delays" in breast cancer detection for women under 40. Since the USA has four times Airstrip One's Population, we would expect fully implemented ObamaCare to kill 50,000 cancer patients a year.

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BTW: The PelosiCare Bill includes vending machine regulation at the cost of $56,400,000.



Obama's Fantastic Achievements

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:55 AM

Hey! Did you guys know that in his first year of office, Barack Obama singlehandedly saved the economy, restored American greatness, and "accomplished more than any other postwar American president at a comparable point in his presidency."

It must be true, because Jacob Weisberg says so in Newsweek. And he's a bona fide for-real journalist and everything!

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This image sums it up. Thank You, Maryhunter.



Morning Briefs: Stuff You May Have Read Somewhere Else

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 2:38 AM

Good Morning Patriots, Good Morning Socialist Dingbats Who Smell of Cabbage,

Item Number One: The New York Waste of Times admits that food stamp use is soaring under the 17% unemployment of the Obamunist regime, but as usual, they find a way to blame Bush for it.

Item Number Two: Howard Dean, by the way, has admitted that
Republicans are right, and the health care regulation bills pushed by Reid, Pelosi, and Obama will result in an outcome that is worse than the status quo
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Item Number Three: What do you call a serial arsonist who is wanted in three states and on Federal charges for starting multiple fires resulting in millions of dollars in property damage? Well, if you're the New York Waste of Times, you call him an "Environmentalist." The Times story paints a romantic picture of this fugitive's life-on-the-lam in China; the destruction wrought by his vile acts is noted only in passing.

Would the Times have made this punk into such a romantic figure if he had been torching abortion mills instead of agricultural research stations and condos?

OK, To make Monday easier, here's Teh Cutest Kitteh Evah!



November 29, 2009

Switzerland, 1; Rest-of-World, 0

Posted by The MaryHunter at 7:55 PM

Aaaalrightythen. Once more, for the people in the back:

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Switzerland.

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R.O.W.

On a tip from Toa.



Counter-Moonbattery Alert: The Swiss Don't Need No Minarets

Posted by The MaryHunter at 4:49 PM

Perhaps this is really more of a counter-dhimmitude alert. Conservatives in Switzerland are so eager to preserve their cultural heritage that they've actually banned construction of new minarets:

The Swiss Constitution guarantees freedom of religion, but the rightist Swiss People’s Party, or S.V.P., and a small religious party proposed inserting a single sentence banning the construction of minarets, the towers that typically stand adjacent to mosques and serve to issue the Muslim call to prayer.
Pre-referendum polls had indicated a comfortable, if slowly shrinking, majority against the proposal, but official results Sunday showed that the S.V.P. and its allies had won 57 percent of the vote. The result came after a controversial campaign that played aggressively on the same fears of Muslim immigration and the spread of Islamic values that already resonate in other European countries.
The result represents a deep embarrassment for the government, which had strongly opposed the motion, and leaves it with a complex political and legal tangle. With the vote Sunday, the ban on minaret construction automatically becomes part of the Constitution, said Lukas Goldber, an analyst at gfs.bern, a political and social research institute.

Extreme measures? Given Europe's recent past with Muslim immigration, militant extremists and that whole "jihad" thing, who can blame the gentle (conservative) Swiss from wanting to preserve this:

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...from ravages such as this:


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...or this:

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...or this:

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On a tip from alert reader Rob Banks.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:30 PM

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



Who's Who of ClimateGate

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:22 PM

Since you probably won't be learning much about corrupt global warming hoaxers Phil Jones, Mick Kelly, Michael Mann, Tom Wigley, Thomas Karl, James Hansen, and Gavin Schmidt from the complicit liberal establishment media, here's a quick summary of how ClimateGate reveals them to be not scientists but charlatans:

On a tip from AnonymoUS. Hat tip: Watts Up With That.



Lord Monckton on Criminal Aspects of ClimateGate

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:07 AM

Good thing ClimateGate broke before our moonbat rulers could find a way to control the Internet. Here's something you won't see on network news — Lord Monckton weighs in on criminal implications of the biggest scientific hoax in human history, which has now been definitively exposed:

On tips from glenwood183 and JC. Hat tip: Theo Spark.



Google's Contribution to ClimateGate Blackout

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:59 AM

Despite a near-total blackout by the complicit news media, Watts Up With That reported yesterday that "ClimateGate" had surpassed "Global Warming" as a search term on Google. Possibly out of pure spite, Google's moonbat elves have prevented the search box from completing the term they want to wish into the cornfield.

It takes four letters to bring "Global Warming" to the top:

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But "ClimateGate" is not completed no matter how much of it you type:

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At Bing, on the other hand:

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The lesson: do not rely on the mainstream media, or on Google.

On a tip from AnonymoUS.



Alfred E. Gore

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:35 AM

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Compliments of Morris.



State Dinner or Super Sweet Sixteen Party?

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 10:00 AM

Mainstream Media fluffers try to prove who has the biggest schoolgirl crush on Chairman Zero, gushing about his state dinner using language not often seen outside of Twilight fan-fic forums.

NPR Fluffer Andrea Seabrook:

While by now Americans are used to saying President Obama, the rest of the world is still impressed by his election to the nation's highest office... (Yes, Andy, but unlike you, the rest of the world doesn't moan "President Obama" while playing with a shower massage) ... The whole room had a kind of "Midsummer Night's Dream" feeling

Perky CBS Anchordingbat Katie Couric:

Mrs. O looked amazing! Seemed 2 ft taller than wife of India PM. Jennifer Hudson was spectacular…she sang somewhere – wish I could sing like her, she’s sick!

Ah, the pathetic dignity of fifty-year old women using teenage slang.

NBC Anchorwoman Brian Williams:

At one point last night – at several points, actually – I turned to my wife and asked squealed, "OMG! Can you believe where we are?" I suppose there are people who are blasé about State Dinners, but we are not among them. I was honored to attend. It was a warm and glittery evening in a beautiful place...with better-than-average people! It was a thrill to see everyone – the boldface names, obviously...

Can we trust any of these fluffers to report honestly about the Obamas? Can we?

Heaven Help Obama if he breaks his legs in a car wreck and any of these people try to nurse him back to health in a remote mountain cabin.

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Not even Annie Wilkes was this obsessed



The Joe Wilson of Eurotopia

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 7:04 AM

Alternate Title: European Parliament: Democracy's Clown College

Let me summarize this video:

1. A British MEP, Nigel Farage, denounces the anti-Democratic nature of the European Union, citing examples of high-level appointees who've never had a real job, never been elected to anything, and who have previously worked to undermine Western Democracy.

2. A cadaverous Eurocrat zombie says, in a mealy-mouthed way, that everyone is offended by Narage's intemperate language.

3. An ugly socialist with a bad haircut spouts some lame platitudes and then insults him lamely by comparing him to a monkey's behind. (So, you see, it's not just the ones who comment in right-wing blogs. They're all like this.)

All this, and a quick shot of a big fat guy picking his nose.



November 28, 2009

Isn't Socialist Health Care Wonderful?

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:29 PM

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This story comes to us from Airstrip One
, where the type of socialized health care system that progressives insist the USA should have has already been in operation for decades. And it works as well as any bureaucratized Government solution ever has.

Filthy conditions at a major hospital may have led to up to 71 deaths, it was claimed yesterday.An inspection by the Government's Care Quality Commission at Basildon Hospital, Essex, found blood on floors and curtains, and soiled mattresses.

And the kicker.

Government investigators had rated the Basildon University Hospital as "good" in October. It received 13 out of 14 for cleanliness and five out of five for keeping the public healthy.

If this was one of the good hospitals, imagine what the crappy ones are like.

Progressive leftists may recoil at the thought of any vestige of capitalism remaining in the health care industry. And privatized health care systems may not be perfect, but the profit motive has proven itself a much better motivator to provide quality care to people than the studied indifference of the state bureaucracy.



Barack the Messiah - In His Own Words

Posted by The MaryHunter at 5:35 PM

Is this the B. Hussein Obama that America voted for?

Keep asking yourself this question. Perhaps you'll find the best answer somewhere in 2010 and 2012.

Video courtesy of RobtKraft.



Grant Bosse Announces Candidacy for New Hampshire's 00 Congressional District

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:17 PM

Hundreds of Congressional districts that exist only in the imagination of our incompetent moonbat rulers are showered with "stimulus" loot by the $billions, creating or saving thousands of make-believe jobs. Why should they be denied Congressional representation?

On a tip from TED.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:17 AM

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Compliments of J.



Michael Mann and Friends Hide the Decline

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:09 AM

ClimateGate may sink the global warming hoax, just as the attempt to sweep it under the rug is obliterating the tattered remnants of the liberal establishment media's credibility, but moonbats should look on the bright side — at least it has launched a musical career for Michael Mann, fabricator of the long-since debunked hockey stick graph. His breakthrough hit is entitled "Hide the Decline":

Via Minnesotans for Global Warming. On a tip from BURNING HOT. Hat tip: Gateway Pundit.



Australians Weigh In on Global Warming Scam

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:05 AM

More at The Climate Skeptics.

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



Beck Bits: Illegal Aliens Do the Jobs Americans Won't Do -- NOT

Posted by The MaryHunter at 8:50 AM

If every illegal alien left the country tomorrow, we'd still build new homes and grow fruit and (reluctantly) vegetables. How? By leveling the playing field. When Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducted raids on cheating employers who got ahead by hiring illegal workers and paying them illegal wages, some amazing things started to happen...
* Swift & Company meat-processing plants lost about nine percent of their workforce when they were raided in six states. After the raids, Swift raised their pay by almost two dollars an hour and hundreds of residents lined up the next day to take the jobs illegal aliens used to have.
* Crider Inc., a chicken-processing company in Stillmore, Georgia, suddenly raised their pay to more than a dollar an hour over what they were paying illegal aliens. About 400 unemployed people showed up for interviews, half of whom were subsequently hired.

But you might say "Glenn - what will happen to consumer prices if corporations can't pay sub-par wages to illegal employees?" Not so fast. Illegals put far more of a financial burden on our nation than can be compensated for by slightly lower food prices:

Our nation spends more than $4.7 billion a year on health care for illegal aliens and California has been forced to close over 70 hospitals over the last ten years alone. About 17 percent of all those in federal prison are illegal aliens -- an astonishing number when you consider that they represent only three percent of the population. ... We're also spending about $30 billion each year to educate illegal aliens in our schools -- money we could probably use to figure out how to educate our own children since we're doing such a miserable job at it right now.
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US Soldiers May Be Fed to Farcical International Court

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:36 AM

Let's see, what else could Chairman Zero do to weaken our country and undermine the morale of the military? I know: subject American soldiers to the moonbat political theater of "war crimes" show trials in The Hague. The groundwork is already being laid:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed "great regret" in August that the U.S. is not a signatory to the International Criminal Court (ICC). This has fueled speculation that the Obama administration may reverse another Bush policy and sign up for what could lead to the trial of Americans for war crimes in The Hague.
The ICC's chief prosecutor, though, has no intention of waiting for Washington to submit to the court's authority. Luis Moreno Ocampo says he already has jurisdiction — at least with respect to Afghanistan.
Because Kabul in 2003 ratified the Rome Statute — the ICC's founding treaty — all soldiers on Afghan territory, even those from nontreaty countries, fall under the ICC's oversight, Mr. Ocampo told me. And the chief prosecutor says he is already conducting a "preliminary examination" into whether NATO troops, including American soldiers, fighting the Taliban may have to be put in the dock.
"We have to check if crimes against humanity, war crimes or genocide have been committed in Afghanistan," Mr. Ocampo told me. "There are serious allegations against the Taliban and al Qaeda and serious allegations about warlords, even against some who are connected with members of the government." Taking up his inquiry of Allied soldiers, he added, "there are different reports about problems with bombings and there are also allegations about torture."

Raising your voice to a terrorist falls well within an international bureauweenie's definition of "torture."

It was clear who the targets of these particular inquiries are but the chief prosecutor shied away from spelling it out.
Asked repeatedly whether the examination of bombings and torture allegations refers to NATO and U.S. soldiers, Mr. Ocampo finally stated that "we are investigating whoever commits war crimes, including the group you mentioned."
The fact that he avoided a straightforward "I am looking into possible war crimes committed by American soldiers" showed that Mr. Ocampo is aware of the enormity of crossing this legal and political bridge.

The next time SEALs capture a terrorist, they won't just get court-martialed, they'll be sent before a panel of posturing Euroweenies who will pronounce them guilty of crimes against dhimmitude and throw them in a foreign prison as our liberal rulers smile and nod.

On a tip from AnonymoUS. Hat tips: Gateway Pundit, Jihad Watch.



OMG! NFW!

Posted by V the K at 7:31 AM

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Yes, lefties. Your super-genius president is making a toast at a state dinner with a paper napkin stuck to his glass.

I really, really want to see those college transcripts, now.



November 27, 2009

Anglican Bishop Says "Happy Christmas" Is an Obscenity

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 10:17 PM

Do you ever get the impression that the leadership of the Church of England doesn't really believe in ... you know, God, or Christ, or any of that stuff? Maybe that's why the Anglican Church is dying. Humphrey Southern, an Anglican Bishop, has warned his congregation that "Happy Christmas" could be considered an obscenity. And he has the usual moonbat reasons for believing so.

"This is the 'Happy Christmas' month. Yet to many that greeting will be hollow, coming as an insult, or even an obscenity."

The bishop, 49, went on to ask: "What can 'Happy Christmas' mean in a family whose father has been killed in a military operation in Afghanistan that fewer and fewer people understand (still less support)?

"How do you wish 'Happy Christmas' to a community in the Indian Ocean who can probably count on the fingers of a couple of hands the number of Christmases they will see before their home disappears under water, victim to global warming?

You get that? It's progressive leftism in a nutshell: You are never allowed to be celebrate anything if something that someone thinks is unjust is going on somewhere. Or, maybe he's just bitter because his parents named him "Humphrey." But, anyway, here's what really grinds my gears though.

People should not "simply make a cocoon of happiness for ourselves and our loved ones" at Christmas, he said.

Making a cocoon of happiness for ourselves and our loved ones is exactly what we should be doing; not just at Christmas, but always. If everybody just took care of those around them, the people they loved, we would have no need for all of these massive, expensive, soul-killing government welfare systems. The world would be a better place if people in tough situations would turn to their family and friends instead of the cold, brutal, machine of the state bureaucracy.

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Perhaps Bishop Southern would find this greeting more to his liking.



Sagging Old Ladies for Peace

Posted by The MaryHunter at 4:40 PM

If Dear Leader Obama sends those 35,000 troops to Afghanistan as he's suspected to do, all hell will break loose on the wackjob liberal left. Not only do libs promise to "spank" The One if he increases forces for "The Good War." Not only will San Francisco Bay Area House Democrats protest-a-plenty. Coming to a downtown rush hour near you: Topless Old Moonbats.

Day after Obama announces more troops, WE, the old ladies, will take off our tops
We have used protests, marches, rallies, wrote letters, shut down recruiters stations, sat in and been arrested at Senator and Representative Offices. Signed petitions, send pictures, had vigils, read the names of those killed.
WE, the women, the mothers, the daughters, the aunts, the sisters.. We shall bare our souls.
WE shall take off our tops as we walk through downtown during rush hour.
Some with [sic] leave their bras on, some will not. Some will wear cuddle duds for warmth, some will not.
Some will cover their breasts a sign that says "ENOUGH!" "NO MORE"
Maybe seeing old sagging breasts will be enough to wake the people up.
Because it doesn't seem to matter the images of children blown apart, the child crying next to the dead body of their parent, the soldier distraught holding a dead child, the torture pictures w/the the soldier's giving thumbs up, the soldier family surrounding his grave, the soldier who guns down his comrades.
But what will the media do?


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Look the other way, of course.

Not sure what the MSM will do, but surely there will be much suffering generally. Outrageous expressions of counter-cultural, anti-social behavior by elderly women is a harbinger of worse to come from the Geritol Left:


On tips from Anonymous and Karin.



Science Czar John Holdren Involved in ClimateGate

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:50 AM

By now you don't have to be a cynic not to be surprised that Chairman Zero's Science Czar John Holdren — a totalitarian leftist who believes in forced abortion and has suggested putting sterilants in our drinking water — is implicated in ClimateGate, which has revealed the global warming crisis to be not only a hoax but an active conspiracy to mislead the public. Since the media in our country is also neck deep in the scam, I refer to Canada Free Press:

Lift up a rock and another snake comes slithering out from the ongoing University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU) scandal, now riding as "Climategate".
Obama Science Czar John Holdren is directly involved in CRU's unfolding Climategate scandal. In fact, according to files released by a CEU hacker or whistleblower, Holdren is involved in what Canada Free Press (CFP) columnist Canadian climatologist Dr. Tim Ball terms "a truculent and nasty manner that provides a brief demonstration of his lack of understanding, commitment on faith and willingness to ridicule and bully people".

Another very small surprise: Marxist Climate Czarina Carol Browner — who like Al Gore makes money off the "carbon offset" swindle — is taking the establishment media position of "nothing to see here, just move along":

Obama administration climate czar Carol Browner on Wednesday rejected claims that e-mails stolen from a British university show climate scientists trumped up global warming numbers, saying she considers the science settled. …
Ms. Browner initially shrugged when asked about the e-mails, saying she didn't have a reaction. But when a reporter followed up, she said she will stick with the consensus of the 2,500 climate scientists on the International Panel on Climate Change who concluded global warming is happening and is most likely being pushed by human actions.

Actually, the IPCC's preposterous edicts are written by bureaucrats, not scientists.

Meanwhile, Hopenhagen looms in the near future. Our government, with full-throated Big Media support, wants to use it as an opportunity to sign away our freedom, our standard of living, and our national sovereignty in the name of a hoax that has already been publicly revealed. I guess that's what they mean by "The Audacity of Hope."

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Compliments of zappatrust.

On tips from Bill T, Oiao, and mega. Hat tips: Gateway Pundit, NewsBusters.



Progressives, Islam and the Universe of Lies

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:11 AM

Hey, Remember how in the wake of the Fort Hood massacre, American Christians --- a notorious volatile and violent group (according to the Mainstream Media) --- went on a rampage and began beating up every Muslim in sight?

Neither do I

But apparently, even though such violence never happened, the MSM still feels it necessary to hype the possibility of violence against Muslims, and give our Koran-kissing friends another opportunity to play the victim.

Ayyad, a charismatic 37-year-old with a sonorous voice, seems to be speaking for, not to, the congregation as he laments, "It's becoming harder and harder for us to raise our head and say, 'I am a Muslim.'" Many nod in agreement when he says, "There are very difficult times out there."

Poor baby. All of the anti-Muslim violence that didn't happen must really bum him out; but he doesn't seem too upset about the anti-Infidel violence his co-religionists perpetuate on a daily basis.

Rush Limbaugh has recently been describing the place where most progressives live as the "Universe of Lies." In this universe, climate change is caused primarily by people who drive SUVs, scientists never lie, the Government is swift and efficient and can fix any problem, insurance companies are greedy and enjoy killing people for profit, and Michelle Obama is the paragon of style and high fashion ... whereas we, who inhabit the Universe of Reality, know that none of this is true.

In the "Universe of Lies," it is Christians who are aggressive, violent, hateful, and want to kill everyone who doesn't believe as we do. All the evil in the world is committed by Christians, all the good is done by "progressives," and Muslims are innocent victims of hatred and prejudice.

First of all, here's a picture of someone who really is hateful, violent, aggressive, and would kill anyone who doesn't believe as he does.

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Note to the Progressive Left: This man is not a Christian

Second, no one has ever detonated a suicide bomb, hijacked an airplane, fired rockets at Jewish schoolchildren, or shot up a group of unarmed people while screaming "Jesus Loves You."

Third, no matter how fervently progressives want to believe it, peaceful and electoral opposition changing the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples is not worse than or equal to stoning teh gheys to death as is done in countries run by Islamic clerics.

Fourth, if Islam is a religion of peace, why is the only country on Earth run by Islamic clerics the world's largest state-sponsor of terrorism?

I could go on, but you get the picture.

It's easy to understand why the progressive left whitewashes Islam, it's because they share a mutual hatred of Christianity. And the progressive left hates Christianity because Christianity teaches things the progressive leftists who live in the Universe of Lies don't want to hear. Like, charity toward others is a personal responsibility; not something one can insist the Government do with other people's money and then claim personal virtue for it. Like, it's morally wrong to kill babies for the sake of having sexual gratification without consequences. Like, all of us are personally responsible for our actions and the consequences thereof.

You see, our Christian God is the one who sent His Son to die for us, not the one who demands we send our sons to die for him.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:58 AM

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On a tip from J.



Brazil's da Silva Demands Free Money From "Gringos"

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:46 AM

The "make someone else pay for all the things I want" mentality that characterizes the base of our Community Organizer in Chief seems to have taken root in Brazil, where moonbat president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has announced that "gringos" should give South Americans free money in the name of the discredited global warming hoax:

Brazil's president said Thursday that "gringos" should pay Amazon nations to prevent deforestation, insisting rich Western nations have caused much more past environmental destruction than the loggers and farmers who cut and burn trees in the world's largest tropical rain forest.
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva made the comments just before an Amazon summit in which delegates signed a declaration calling for financial help from the industrial world to halt the deforestation that causes global warming.
"I don't want any gringo asking us to let an Amazon resident die of hunger under a tree," Silva said. "We want to preserve, but they will have to pay the price for this preservation because we never destroyed our forest like they mowed theirs down a century ago."

Imagine if an American leader used an ethnic slur to demand that Latin American countries pay us not to make use of our resources. But in the era of moonbattery triumphant, no extreme of arrogance is out of line for the left-wing miscreants who line up with their hands out. Appallingly, Western nations are already showering Brazil with money looted from taxpayers in the name of Gaia.

Coming soon at Hopenhagen: the Chinese will demand we pay them to stop making all the stuff they sell us on credit.

On a tip from John Knoefler.



Morning Briefs: Climategate Edition

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:57 AM

Good Morning Climate Change Skeptics, Good Morning Gullible Tools of the Progressive Left, (You Know Who You Are)

Item Number One: The Obama Regime has unveiled a new propaganda tactic in the war to regulate every human activity via "Climate Change;" if you oppose efforts to combat Manbearpig than you want millions to die. They are claiming millions will die unless Government Power to Regulate Human Activity is expanded dramatically. It is perhaps worth mentioning, in this context, that up to 300,000,000 people have died of malaria and other tropical diseases since the Global Environmental Community outlawed DDT. The Environmentalist Community considers outlawing DDT and killing 15 to 50 times as many people as Hitler to be one of their greatest triumphs. As with the contemporary hysteria over Global Warming, the push to outlaw DDT was based on junk science and emotional appeals, but unlike Al Gore, Rachel Carson wasn't smart enough to set herself up to make billions off the scam.

The MSM, BTW, is still strenuously avoiding discussion of the emails between climate scienticians that prove the whole Manbearpig thing is a great big hoax. There's a pretty good summation of Climategate here.

BTW, Obama's Eugenics-Loving "Science Czar" John Holdren, is also about waist deep in Climategate, as he appears to have been encouraging the climate scienticians to hide their raw data from skeptics.

Item Number Two: Al Gore sicced his security goons on two Manbearpig heretics who dared to try and ask him questions at a book signing.

Item Number Three: And in case you had any doubts that the real intent of the Manbearpig Cult wasn't to let unsuccessful countries loot successful countries, read this.

Charles Krauthammer describes the Senate Climate Change Massive Regulation of Every Human Activity Bill as a "Dead Parrot." I had planned to use this for today's stinger anyway, but thanks Chuck for providing me a segue.



Al Gore's Gift to the World: The 12 Days of Global Warming

Posted by The MaryHunter at 6:38 AM

Since the Christmas music season is now officially underway, it's a perfect time to post this audio-visual gem.


Courtesy of Minnesotans for Global Warming.



November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:13 PM

Here's your turkey:

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But there's still plenty to be thankful for — unless you're a Lions fan.

Compliments of Cristy Li.



Porkulus Maximus

Posted by The MaryHunter at 11:40 AM

Not a few folks out there are giving thanks to the Democrats and their "spend first, ask questions never" mentality. In this season of deep reflection, a golden oldie moonbat favorite deserves re-posting:


If that's beyond your attention span, there are others less loquacious yet just as thankful for congressional pork:


Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, everyone! God bless you all, dear readers!

--TMH



Time Magazine Cover Acknowledges That Global Warming Has Been Revealed as Deliberate Hoax

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:19 AM

Compliments of Zappatrust:

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Thanks to ClimateGate, even moonbats can go back to eating meat guilt free, just in time to get stuffed and watch football.



Warmists Caught Fudging Data in New Zealand

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:31 AM

Global warming is manmade, all right. It's made by men in lab coats who angle for government grants by fudging the data. Right on the heels of ClimateGate we have this news from New Zealand:

The New Zealand Government's chief climate advisory unit NIWA is under fire for allegedly massaging raw climate data to show a global warming trend that wasn't there.
The scandal breaks as fears grow worldwide that corruption of climate science is not confined to just Britain's CRU climate research centre.
In New Zealand's case, the figures published on NIWA's [the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric research] website suggest a strong warming trend in New Zealand over the past century:
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Wow, if it keeps warming up at this rate, soon the weather will be downright pleasant. Except here's what the graph looks like if you use the raw data:

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As you can see, the graph indicates no significant warming for the last century and a half.

The New Zealand Climate Science Coalition [PDF] explains the difference between the graphs:

The shocking truth is that the oldest readings have been cranked way down and later readings artificially lifted to give a false impression of warming… There is nothing in the station histories to warrant these adjustments…
One station, Hokitika, had its early temperatures reduced by a huge 1.3°C, creating strong warming from a mild cooling, yet there's no apparent reason for it.
We have discovered that the warming in New Zealand over the past 156 years was indeed man-made, but it had nothing to do with emissions of CO2 — it was created by man-made adjustments of the temperature. It's a disgrace.

With the global warming hoax, we are seeing moonbattery do to science what it has already done to art, education, journalism, and — with the ascension of characters like Barack Obama and Al Franken — politics. Now that the scam has been revealed, the scientific community has an opportunity to put this shameful farce behind it and get back on the rails before it loses all credibility and respect.

On a tip from Oiao.



Happy Thanksgiving and Please Pass the Moonbats

Posted by The MaryHunter at 8:02 AM

In honor of the genocidal European invaders who exterminated an entire indigenous race in order to rape North America for their own nefarious ends, once again we gather together with family and friends...


Video courtesy of PJTV and Steven Crowder.



Just Once, I'd Like to See a President Say, "Pardon a what? That's stupid. I'm eatin' this thing!"

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:49 AM

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November 25, 2009

Offsets! Get Your Free Carbon Offsets!

Posted by The MaryHunter at 10:26 PM

Feeling blue about all that EPA-approved toxic CO2 you're exhaling? In a self-destructive funk about driving your SUV to the corner market for a six pack and a girlie mag? Fear no more! FreeCarbonOffsets.com is just for you!

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An environmentally moving example.

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this elegant Celtic theme (for the folks in Rio Vista, that's Irish-Scottish-ish)

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Just follow the link, fill in the info, and bingo: save the planet. Guilt free for life. Best bonus: you help to put Al Gore in a particularly uncomfortable financial situation, and how.

On a generous - no, selfless - tip from Oiao.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:09 PM

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On a tip from TED.



Giving Thanks for Those Democrat Successes

Posted by The MaryHunter at 2:25 PM

If the utter lack of progress by Obama and his Democrats in Congress in protecting our nation and improving our economy wasn't humorous enough in and of itself, it is uproarious just how proud the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee appears to be of its record:

DEMOCRATIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Myth: “Democrats haven’t done anything this year.”
FACT: House Democrats and President Obama have delivered more progress for America this year than George Bush and the Republicans did in the last eight. How about:
  • The Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act to save and create millions of jobs and provide the largest middle class tax cut in history.
  • Improving and expanding health care by providing affordable health care for 11 million children, guaranteeing advance funding for veterans’ medical care, and lifting the ban on stem cell research.
  • The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to finally ensure that women earn equal pay for equal work.
  • A credit card holders’ bill of rights to end unfair and anti-competitive practices.
  • The House passing landmark legislation to fight climate change, create green jobs, and invest in clean energy.
  • And most recently: The House passing the most sweeping health insurance reforms in over a century to finally make health insurance affordable for the middle class.

Oops, seems they've gotten into the eggnog a bit early this year. Each and every one of these bullets can be dismissed and/or refuted. Kind, intelligent readers: enjoy yourselves.

There's even more in the DCCC's Thanksgiving cheat sheet about healt hcare reform "myths" vs "facts", as well as bold proclamations about the 2010 elections, including this gem:

Democrats have won all four Congressional special elections since President Obama was inaugurated. Earlier this month, Democrats defeated Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin’s “tea party” candidate to win New York’s 23rd District for the first time in more than 100 years.

Of course, Doug Hoffman, a boldly conservative candidate who was a political novice, came into the race late, had no RNC backing, and was sabotaged by the GOP-picked RINO candidate, still came within 3,000 votes of the liberal Democrat candidate who was well-financed and supported by the DNC. Don't worry DCCC, Hoffman says he will run again next year -- one would presume with the actual blessing (and deep pockets) of the RNC.

When their giddy, tryptophan-induced post-Thanksgiving slumber wears off, perhaps those silly Democraps will come back to reality.


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Light on stuffing, but full of crap.


On a twip from ObamaScare.



Lose the Drapery and Put Some Clothes On

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:39 PM

The look on Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's face is priceless. Via HuffPo:

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At least the First Klingon isn't wearing any weightlifter belts for a change. But it would be nice to show a little more respect for foreign dignitaries, whose concept of proper dress might not be as heavily influenced by sleazy Tinseltown galas.

On a tip from mega.



Beck Bits: Pelosi Hypocrisy on Deficit Spending

Posted by The MaryHunter at 12:25 PM

There's no way that the Democrats who are now supporting reckless, historic levels of government spending would've been hypocritical enough to criticize reckless Republican spending just a couple of years earlier, right? Riiiiight?
"After years of historic deficits, this 110th Congress will commit itself to a higher standard: pay-as-you-go, no new deficit spending. Our new America will provide unlimited opportunity for future generations, not burden them with mountains of debt." --Nancy Pelosi, 2007
In addition to her now ridiculous "pay-as-you-go" promise, Nancy Pelosi also told us that, with Democrats in charge, she would return Washington to "fiscal responsibility" and cut earmark spending in half.
After we made this wonder woman from San Francisco Speaker of the House, she got right to work...on spending more of our money. Our deficit went from $161 billion in 2007 to $459 billion in 2008. A year after that, the deficit went to...$1.8 trillion.


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Scandis Love Them Some Nail Beds

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 12:13 PM

Sweden is the closest thing on Earth to progressive utopia, and is cited as the counter-example to socialism's spectacular FAILS in Cuba, North Korea, the Soviet Union, Zimbabwe, Detroit, post-colonial India, East Germany, and pretty much any place on Earth not populated by Swedes.

Progressives lecture that Sweden's expansive social programs result in the healthiest, best educated population on Earth. But the healthy, well-educated Scandis seem to be as susceptible to quack medicine as ... well, the same healthy, well-educated moonbats who believe in magic healing crystals. The current Scandi health fetish is beds of nails; actually padded mats embedded with thousands of plastic spikes.

“It’s quite painful initially,” said Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson, 46, a yoga instructor and writer who uses her nail bed almost every day. “When a person stands up after lying on the mat, she said, “the back looks picked at, as if with a fork.”

As with all health fads, the mats’ salutary effects can be exaggerated, with some people promising cures for everything “from schizophrenia to dandruff,” Ms. Rolfsdotter-Jansson said. But many nail mat users claim relief from sleep problems, migraines and even asthma.

Somehow, I suspect if the military had made terrorists lay on one of these things, they would be indicted for war crimes; just as the "atrocities" that occurred at Abu Ghraib would be considered "too vanilla" (banal) for the Folsom Street Fair.

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Bork! Bork! Bork!



Unconvincing Defenses of the Global Warming Hoax

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 10:44 AM

Since the emails they had been trying to hide from the public have been exposed, the climate scienticians behind the emails are now trying to spin that references to "tricking" the data and "hiding the decline" mean something other than what what they clearly and obviously mean.

Here's Michael Mann, one of the scienticians, trying to explain away the emails.

I assume what Phil Jones was referring to was the well known that Keith Briffa’s maximum latewood tree ring density proxy data diverges from the temperature records after 1960 (this is more commonly known as the “divergence problem”) and has been discussed in the literature since Briffa et al in Nature in 1998 (Nature, 391, 678-682). Those authors have always recommend not using the post 1960 part of their reconstruction, and so while ‘hiding’ is probably a poor choice of words (since it is ‘hidden’ in plain sight), not using the data in the plot is completely appropriate, as is further research to understand the reason for the “divergence”.

When you cut through the crap, what he's saying comes down to is, "We threw out the data that didn't fit our conclusions."

And if these emails are not a big deal, why did the scienticians vow to destroy them rather than release them under the Freedom of Information Act?

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Just the way progressives like it.

I've also seen this argument in another blog.

Your argument is basically: Thousands of scientists over decades have been involved in a vast scheme to achieve nebulous aims.

1. There are millions, perhaps billions, in grants to study "Global Warming" from governments, foundations, and corporations. That's a pretty powerful incentive to perpetuate the Global Warming Hoax.

2. Many scientists have staked their professional reputations on the existence of AGW. That's a pretty powerful incentive to perpetuate the Global Warming Hoax.

3. Since almost every solution advanced to fight AGW involves vast expansions of government power, politicians have a powerful incentive to perpetuate the Global Warming hoax.

4. Since capitalism is blamed for AGW, and since most "solutions" to Global Warming involve the subjugation of capitalism, anti-capitalists have a powerful incentive to perpetuate the Global Warming myth.

It's not really a conspiracy, it's just groups of people acting in their own self-interest. That they would lie to advance their interests is human nature.



Stalin Added to D-Day Memorial

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:11 AM

With the fifth column having taken control of our government, now is a perfect time to reconstruct America's worst enemies — who also tend to be humanity's worst enemies — as heroes.

Arguably the second-worst tyrant in human history (after Mao Zedong, a favorite in Obama's set; see Bill Ayers and Anita Dunn) was Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, who killed as many as 43 million of his own people, subjected the rest to the most wretched extremes of state slavery, and helped launch WWII by invading Poland, an event Chairman Zero commemorated last September 17 by yanking away Poland's promised missile defense.

One thing Stalin did not do is send even a single soldier to take part in D-Day — which is why a patriot might wonder why his statue has been added to the National D-Day Memorial. Maybe it's because liberal hero FDR affectionately regarded his fellow leftist as "Uncle Joe."

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Uncle Joe's handiwork.

On a tip from Anonymous Countermoonbat.



George Moonbat, Tim Flannery Rattled by ClimateGate

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:51 AM

Even George Monbiot — the kook whose name may have given us the term "moonbat" — understands that ClimateGate is a big deal that cannot be ignored:

It's no use pretending this isn't a major blow. The emails extracted by a hacker from the climatic research unit at the University of East Anglia could scarcely be more damaging. I am now convinced that they are genuine, and I'm dismayed and deeply shaken by them. …
There appears to be evidence here of attempts to prevent scientific data from being released, and even to destroy material that was subject to a freedom of information request.
Worse still, some of the emails suggest efforts to prevent the publication of work by climate sceptics, or to keep it out of a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. I believe that the head of the unit, Phil Jones, should now resign. Some of the data discussed in the emails should be re-analysed.

Less than a year ago, Moonbat was screeching about "professional deniers employed by fossil fuel companies" who ought to stop casting doubt upon "the most dangerous situation humankind has ever encountered." He's still drinking the Kool-Aid, but with noticeably less relish.

Unhinged econazi Tim Flannery is also experiencing doubts:

We're dealing with an incomplete understanding of the way the earth system works… When we come to the last few years when we haven't seen a continuation of that (warming) trend we don't understand all of the factors that create earth's climate… We just don't understand the way the whole system works… See, these people work with models, computer modelling. So when the computer modelling and the real world data disagree you've got a very interesting problem… Sure for the last 10 years we've gone through a slight cooling trend.

Monbiot and Flannery are two of the most fanatical warmist totalitarians on our allegedly endangered planet. If they're hedging their bets, the entire swindle is on the verge of collapse.

But from the statist media, we hear chirping crickets. The alphabet networks have put themselves between a rock and a hard place. Whether or not they admit that global warming has been revealed as a deliberately contrived hoax, they are so heavily invested in it that their credibility has been shot.

If the leftists running our government attempt to use this discredited scam to plunge us into a deliberately engineered depression with Cap & Trade, they may have a revolution on their hands. Likewise if they sign away our money and our sovereignty at Copenhagen.

Hat tip: The Corner, on tips from The Him and J.



But They Claim There's No War on Christmas...

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:12 AM

A Christmas tree was put up in the Orange County (California) courthouse as the centerpiece for Operation Santa Claus, a charity that provides toys and gifts for disadvantaged children (and one I have worked with in the past).

An intolerant, progressive busy-body was offended, complained and the tree was taken down.

How is this possible, if there is no war on Christmas?

A bright spot; courthouse employees are petitioning to have the tree returned.

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Dopes' Hope Is Fading Fast

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:34 AM

How quickly fashion changes. Less than a year into our first Affirmative Action presidency, here's the new look:

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Shirts unflattering toward the Moonbat Messiah are hardly a novelty among patriots, but the FreshJive design above is a product of the Left, which is starting to understand the implications of having placed a naked emperor on the throne. Mediaite reports:

FreshJive founder Rick Katz is well-known locally as both a streetwear pioneer as well as a provocateur (he was protested, for example, by the Jewish Defense League with two controversial Palestinian-themed shirts last June). This shirt will probably cause a more conflicted reaction as Democrats debate whether it's fair or unfair, and Republicans will probably love it. What makes this image significant, of course, is that it comes from the left: In October 2007 Katz said, "Really in the end what drives me is making that one t-shirt that says '{EXPLETIVE DELETED} off, Bush.'" Two years later, he seems to be sending Obama pretty much the same message.

FreshJive has a list of grievances against The Anointed One. But far worse for Chairman Zero, Rasmussen has polls:

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On tips from J.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:12 AM

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Compliments of Diversity Lane.



SEALs Charged With Assault for Arresting Top Terrorist

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:02 AM

If anything can destroy the United States military, it's not Chinese tanks or Muslim IEDs, but political correctness, employed by sanctimonious fifth-column liberals to corrode its morale. Imagine laying your life on the line for a country presided over by moonbats who bend over backwards to side with its enemies. The latest outrage:

Navy SEALs have secretly captured one of the most wanted terrorists in Iraq — the alleged mastermind of the murder and mutilation of four Blackwater USA security guards in Fallujah in 2004. And three of the SEALs who captured him are now facing criminal charges, sources told FoxNews.com.
The three, all members of the Navy's elite commando unit, have refused non-judicial punishment — called an admiral's mast — and have requested a trial by court-martial.
Ahmed Hashim Abed, whom the military code-named "Objective Amber," told investigators he was punched by his captors — and he had the bloody lip to prove it.
Now, instead of being lauded for bringing to justice a high-value target, three of the SEAL commandos, all enlisted, face assault charges and have retained lawyers.

In case anyone has forgotten about the put-upon Abed's handiwork, he's responsible for this:

The four Blackwater agents were transporting supplies for a catering company when they were ambushed and killed by gunfire and grenades. Insurgents burned the bodies and dragged them through the city. They hanged two of the bodies on a bridge over the Euphrates River for the world press to photograph.

These were the four Americans whose savage death prompted Markos Moulitsas of the Daily Kos to sneer, "Screw them." We've allowed people like Moulitsas to take control of the country. Our troops in the field are paying the price.

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What do you expect with people like this in charge?

On tips from Frank W, Byron, Chad, Kyros, Anonymous Countermoonbat, and Bill T.



Morning Briefs: Stuff You May Have Read Somewhere Else

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:38 AM

Good Morning Right-Wing Patriots, Good Morning Left-Wing Hipster Doofuses,

Item Number One: Following up, did you hear how PBO welcomed the Prime Minister of India?


"Yours is the first official state visit of my presidency, its fitting that you and India be so recognised," 48-year-old Obama told the 77-year-old Indian leader.

In other words, "I, your lord, have chosen you be honored. Aren't I wonderful and gracious? Don't you think I'm wonderful? But enough about me, what do you think of me?"

What an arrogant ignoramus.

Item Number Two: Can you effing believe that the Obama Administration is going to prosecute three Navy SEALS for punching a terrorist in the nose? And I thought what Bush did to Ramos and Compean was an abomination.

Item Number Three: Angelina Jolie is not a fan of B. Hussein Obama. In fact, she may hate him. “She’s into education and rehabilitation and thinks Obama is all about welfare and handouts. She thinks Obama is really a socialist in disguise. Angie isn’t Republican, but she thinks Obama is all smoke and mirrors.” I always knew there was something about her that I liked.

More Trek:

Spock Meets Obama's Death Panel



Let Them Eat Arugula

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:43 AM

In 2001, G. Walker Bush held his first state dinner, and the media sneered at his extravagance in the midst of (mild) recession: "The Bushes held their first state dinner. POTUS served buffalo meat, wore cowboy boots and welcomed Clint Eastwood. Meanwhile, the rest of America priced horse meat."

Flash forward to 2009, and the Obamas throw a gala state dinner in the midst of a far worse recession. And all of a sudden, vulgar extravagance in an era economic hardship is celebrated.

Now, the media rhapsodize about the "lush" table-settings and gush about the "star-studded" guest list.

"The afternoon preview revealed that the tables for the dinner would be draped with lush, apple green linens, with purple and fuchsia flowers in the centerpieces. Golden taper candles and golden silverware set off the gilded rims of the official state china.

At least one reporter interpreted the Obamas as flaunting their contempt at critics of their extravagance.

The dinner's first course was potato and eggplant salad with White House arugula and vinaigrette dressing. The arugula seemed a wink at Obama's critics -- and the soiree has ignited some, in light of the recession -- as it echoed his campaign-trail complaint about what Whole Foods was charging for arugula, a remark that drew charges of elitism.

The soiree has ignited "some," meaning only those crazy partisans who begrudge the president throwing a lavish, Court of Versailles style party in the midst of double-digit employment.

Honestly, I scanned ten or twenty stories on the event in the news searches at Google and Bing, and the recession was barely mentioned in the coverage at all. Otherwise, it was all gush and gawk at the razzle-dazzle.

The AP found time to gush about the First Lady's gown. Out in double-digit unemployment land, people wondered, "Didn't I see those curtains at K-Mart?"

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Michelle Antoinette

The Obama guest list included Hollywood celebrities, mainstream media figures, and several officials from the SEUI... but no soldiers, no one from FoxNews, and no Republican members of congress.



November 24, 2009

Left Wingers Jump to Conclusions: FAIL

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 2:09 PM

You may recall back in December, a census worker named Bill Starkman was found hanging from a tree in Kentucky. The left immediately jumped to the conclusion that right-wingers were to blame.

  • The Idiots at the Democratic Underground Message Board (DUMB) quickly posted a ‘Handy Guide to how Republicans and Fox News are responsible for Census worker being hanged'.
  • Rachel Maddow suggested Sparkman was killed simply because ‘he was a federal employee'.
  • Liberal bloggers were quick to accuse ‘right wing zealots' trying to ‘take their country back.
  • Time chalked it up to government distrust, a sentiment fanned by ‘talk media, tea parties and white-hot town-hall meetings'.
  • The Huffington Post immediately assumed this was a case of right-wing paranoia.
  • True/Slant opined that the body of Sparkman should be shipped to Glenn Beck.
  • Think Progress pointed the finger at Michelle Bachman and her ‘inflammatory and fear-mongering rhetoric against the Census'.
  • New York Magazine linked the death to that of ‘some wide-eyed, hysterical woman' named Michelle Bachman. (The irony in this is that the reference to a wide-eyed, hysterical woman was made in an article mentioning Nancy Pelosi).
  • AIDS-addled conspiracy theorist Andrew Sullivan immediately fingered “Southern populist terrorism, whipped up by the GOP and its Fox and talk radio cohorts.”

Today, the police have ruled the death a suicide.

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Progressives never miss an opportunity to show they're asses.

And as for our own local progressive nitwits, Ghost of Wellstone was quick to insinuate that anti-Government right-wingers were responsible.

As far as the census worker, we don't know who killed him. Yet, "FED" being written on his chest, begs the question Posted by: Ghost of Wellstone at September 29, 2009 10:17 AM

Andy42302 got even more specific and implied that Michelle Bachman was to blame.

While Bachmann may not be directly responsible for the brutal slaughter of the Census worker, the obvious resentment expressed by the perpetrator(s)is directly proportional with Bachman's latest irrational diatribes about those scary, stalking, and intrusive Census workers. Posted by: andy42302 at September 30, 2009 5:44 PM

Neither of them doubted for a minute the man was murdered, and jumped right to the conclusion the right was to blame.

Not everyone is quite ready to give it up the conspiracy theories just yet.

Who wins with a suicide determination ?
Local Police. Homicide of an on the job census worker brings in the FBI. Not a welcome presence in rural Kentucky.
Insurance carriers. They don't pay out.



Still More ACORN Corruption

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:42 PM

Another skeevy ACORNista has been sentenced:

A former field director for the political advocacy organization ACORN was sentenced today in district court to up to three years of probation.
Christopher Edwards, who in August pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit a crime of compensation for registration of voters, a gross misdemeanor, received a suspended jail sentence and a $500 fine. He has agreed to testify against ACORN and one of its former regional directors, Amy Busefink.
The Nevada attorney general's office has accused ACORN and Busefink of operating an illegal bonus system. Tying money to or setting quotas for collecting voter registration cards is illegal under Nevada law.

Too bad Chairman Zero's extensive ACORN activities didn't cross the line and land him on the docket. That might have spared the country from the most disgraceful chapter in our history.

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Christopher Edwards. Who would have guessed this guy is a leftist thug?

On a tip from J.



Obamination Administration Nixes Restitution for Marine Corps Victims of Islamic Terror

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:13 AM

In case you were running low on reasons to loathe the Moonbat Messiah, here's a story that almost slipped by:

On Veterans Day, Christine Devlin stood in the cold in Westwood for the unveiling of a new memorial to local soldiers lost overseas, including her son Michael, one of the 241 servicemen killed in the bombing of the US Marine barracks in Lebanon in 1983.
Devlin is among 30 Massachusetts relatives of victims of the Beirut attack who have been fighting for more than a decade to get compensation for what many consider the first major terrorist attack against the United States. After a federal judge ruled in 2007 that Iran was liable for $2.65 billion in damages to be shared by 150 families seeking restitution, they believed they were on the cusp of victory.
But now, the Obama administration is going to court to try to block payments from Iranian assets that the families' lawyers want seized, contending that it would jeopardize sensitive negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program and establish a potentially damaging precedent.

All give some, and some gave all. But all Chairman Zero gives our troops is the short end of the stick. No wonder he's leaving them hanging in the breeze in Afghanistan, without the reinforcements they need and not allowed to fight back. If he just surrendered and brought them home, they'd be right here in front of us to remind us how disgracefully they've been treated.

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A sick, tragic farce. Happy, liberals?

On a tip from Thomas J.



Obamunist Congresscritter Finally Sees Government Spending He Opposes

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:36 AM

Congressman David Obey (Demonrat-WI) voted "Yes" on the $750 Billion Wall Street Bailout. He voted "Yes" on the $787 Billion Spendulus. He voted "Yes" on the $2.5 Trillion PelosiCare bill. He has also blocked attempts at earmark reform.

But when it comes to spending $40 Billion to win the war against Islamists in Afghanistan, all of the sudden, he thinks the Government is spending too much. And he wants to place another tax increase on the most productive people in society (on top of the scheduled 2011 tax increase when the Bush tax cuts expire, and on top of the tax increase that won't come close to paying for PelosiCare.)

We are not undertaxed in the United States, we are overspent. I can think of a lot of government programs that could be axed to pay to defeat the Taliban, keep Afghanistan from becoming once again a terrorist petri dish, and keep Al Qaeda from gaining access to nuclear weapons through Pakistan or Iran.

The three programs at the top of this post would be a great start.



Global Warming Really Does Create Prostitution

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:24 AM

Many laughed when a UN moonbat barked that global warming causes prostitution. But a dry run earlier in the year for the big upcoming global warming hoaxathon in Copenhagen did create a boom for the Danish skin trade.

We have been busy like mad. The politicians do also need to relax after a long day, is the verdict from 'Miss Dina', who works as a prostitute.

At last we know what "green jobs" are.

Whatever prostitutes get paid out of taxpayer-financed expense accounts to lay down for slimy left-wing bureauweenies, it isn't enough.

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



Chairman Zero Tries to Raise $500,000 to Attack Sarah Palin

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:29 AM

As deficits and entitlement spending suck our country down the drain into economic ruin, Chairman Zero is busily trying to raise money — for attacks on Sarah Palin. Matthew Cook reports from his in-box:

Another e-mail from info@barackobama.com hit my inbox yesterday. The subject: Sarah Palin.
It begins: "Right now, Sarah Palin is on a highly publicized, nationwide book tour, attacking President Obama and his plan for health reform at every turn."
The mail goes on to say "It's dangerous. Remember, this is the person who coined the term "Death Panels" — and opened the flood gates for months of false attacks by special interests and partisan extremists."
"Whatever lie comes next will be widely covered by the media, then constantly echoed by right-wing attack groups and others who are trying to defeat reform [i.e., government seizure]."
"So we're setting a big goal: $500,000 in the next week to help push back against Sarah Palin and her allies… We need to be prepared. And we're counting on you help."

Sarah Palin and her nefarious allies must be stopped before they can prevent Obama et al. from nationalizing the healthcare industry, the astronomical cost of which ought to seal the deal on their Cloward-Piven economic strategy.

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Police defend Saracuda from an overzealous Obamunist, via Free Republic.

On tips from BURNING HOT and Cheetah.



Progressive Leftists and the Wisdom of Twilight Fans

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 7:06 AM

A progressive leftist group called "Answer" is based at Rutgers University and is devoted to the cause of promoting teen promiscuity. "Answer" produces a magazine called "Sex, Etc" aimed at teenagers. It is distributed in public libraries over the objections of parents. Answer's websites includes a comic strip called "I Am Horny" about a frustrated bisexual girls as well as quizzes on orgasms and oral sex aimed at kids 12 and up.

Answer justifies their cause by saying, “teens are responsible decision makers.”

Consider that sentence for a moment.

"Teens are responsible decision makers?" Really? Then, why is the drinking age 21? There's something severely detached from reality in people who believe that “teens are responsible decision makers,” but adults cannot be allowed to make their own health care decisions.

Also, how is it liberals argue on the one hand, "Teens are going to have sex anyway, so we should accommodate them by giving them all the information they want," but on the other hand, "Smoking is harmful, and so we have to do everything possible to discourage teens from smoking." This includes making cigarettes difficult to obtain and severely restricting tobacco advertising. But birth control and pronography are freely available. (The American Library Association fought tooth-and-nail against pronography filters.) Are the health consequences of smoking worse than the consequences of STD's or unplanned pregnancies?

Liberals use television and film to encourage politically correct attitudes on environmentalism, racial attitudes, animal rights, and whatever other cause is trendy. Many loftily claim that the got into the media business in order "to make people think," or even, "to change the world," because they think their words and images can create messages that affect behavior; they sell billions in advertising based on this theory. Yet, at the same time, they insist that saturating media with adolescent sexual imagery has no effect on teenage behavior. You're not allowed to depict a Muslim as a terrorist, or a black man as a criminal because they claim that imagery would affect people's attitudes. But they can show teenagers and twenty-somethings having promiscuous, consequence-free sex and claim it won't influence people's behavior.

Because “teens are responsible decision makers.”

Right.

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Teenagers are responsible decision-makers.

In a related story, a pervert in Wisconsin turned his apartment into a pronographic shrine to underage girls. And why not, if indeed "teenagers are responsible decision-makers," then why should there be anything wrong with creeps fetishizing them.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:54 AM

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Compliments of The.



The Diversity of MSDNC

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:03 AM

MSDNC hosts, making sure they do not leave a single Palin-bashing angle unexploited, have attacked the crowds gathering for her book signings as being "all white." MSDNC, no doubt, feels superior because they have embraced the wonder of racial diversity.

Or, maybe not.

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MSDNC's line-up; not exactly a Benetton ad.

Never mind.



Dead Tree Hippies Meet Two Old Friends

Posted by The MaryHunter at 4:35 AM

I don't know about you, but I need a diversion from Obama-Reid-PelosiCare, something to settle my stomach before Thanksgiving. So... It's been awhile since we've tittered at those pathetic Dead Tree Hippies, howling for their old growth forest. Herewith a look at these ripe moonbats from a different vantage point:


Courtesy of hippiegrinder.

On an awesome tip from Adam (not Lambert).



Really Early Morning Briefs, 'Cos I Has the Insomnia

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 2:21 AM

Good Morning Patriots, Good Morning Lefty Adam Lambert Fans,

Item Number One: As California plunges into bankruptcy, the group most responsible for runaway state budget growth is the group suffering least from job cuts and wage stagnation: unionized public employees. As this article in City Journal details, the public employees unions are now little more than pirates and extortionists, and they're bleeding California (and New York, and New Jersey, and other deep blue states) dry.

Item Number Two: The New York Waste of Times has no trouble publishing details of classified programs. But when it comes to publishing emails that show that Global Warming is a Hoax and the scienticians pushing it are deliberately falsifying the data, all of a sudden, they decide there are things the public doesn't have a right to know.

The documents appear to have been acquired illegally and contain all manner of private information and statements that were never intended for the public eye, so they won’t be posted here.

Where were the Times ethics when illegally acquired documents not intended for the public eye were useful in bashing Bush and helping terrorists?

Item Number Three:
In the New A-Team movie, the A-Team are going to be Iraq War vets. Does this mean there will be an anti-War/anti-Bush theme? We will wait and see but probably, yes.

Item Number Four: A Japanese man has married a video game.

I'm sticking with a star trek theme for this week.



Cue the Circus Music

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 1:39 AM

Scott Fenstermaker, the attorney representing Khalid Sheik Mohammed and the other 9-11 terrorists who have been gifted by the Obama administration with full Constitutional Rights just as though they were American citizens (and not foreign-national jihadists hell-bent on butchering every American in sight) has said that his clients will use the trial as a forum for denouncing American foreign policy. He also declined to state whether the thousands of people mass murdered by his clients were "innocent civilians."

Fenstermaker also expressed the hope that his client would be set free following their acquittal. It's getting tough to tell who hates America more, KSM or his legal team; Al Qaeda or the ACLU attorneys who want to help them. Three months ago, KSM and his co-conspirators were willing to plead guilty and die as martyrs for their cause. But Obama and Holder couldn't let that happen; not when there was a chance to give oppressed third-worlders a forum for airing their grievances against the USA.

By the way, Germany is sending an "observer" to the trial, to make sure no evidence provided in any way by Germany is used to convict the mass-murderers.

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In case you're wondering what clown to thank for this circus.



November 23, 2009

Dopenhagen

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 7:43 PM

Editorial comments added by Doug M at Knowledge Is Power.



Yes, Virginia, There Is a War on Christmas

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 7:29 PM

Three years ago, Best Buy announced it would no longer use the word 'Christmas' in its seasonal advertising because, they claimed, it was disrespectful to other holidays to use a specific holiday in its advertising: "We are going to continue to use the term holiday because there are several holidays throughout that time period, and we certainly need to be respectful of all of them."

All right, so explain this:

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Best Buy, at one time anyway, decided not to allow the words "Merry Christmas" in its advertising, but now they are fine with wishing Muslims a "Happy Eid al-Adha."

Meanwhile, The Gap has also expunged any mention of the horrible celebration of the birth of the Prince of Peace and replaced it with "Dowhateveryouwannukah"

Maybe if I were a moonbat, I'd understand what was so offensive about Christmas.


Update: Saw this comment in the original post:

I applaude Preident Obama for his apologies. Finally a person who has the courage to stand up for what is right and deserved. There are many more apologies due many nations, and groups of people. The history of the USA is a disgraceful one when you look at how after the first winter when the Pilgrims were saved from starvation by Native Americans, those very people were lied to, cheated, stolen from, nearly exterminated and then parked on mostly desolate pieces of real estate and forgotten. Then the USA and it's wealthy white business owners enjoyed over a hundred years of free labor from people taken from their homeland of Africa at gunpoint. Someone should discuss reparations for Slavery, what about 40 acres of land for each African-American and an automobile. The purchase of Alaska from Russia by Mr. Seward had to have been some hoodwinking , some fudging or some cheating, leaving Russia with the short end of the stick. Someone should apoligize and discuss reparations to Russia for that bit of trickery. In the last part of the 19th century , much of the southwest was stolen from the people of Mexico, again at gunpoint. The Pacific Northwest since the last ice age had huge old growth forests teeming with deer, elk, spotted owls and a Puget Sound stuffed full of salmon ,Orcas and bottom fish, the indigenous people lived peacefully and sustainably with the environment. Oh oh, here come the whites and just a few decades later , tobbaco spitting timber workers with their evil diesel fuel spewing machines have wiped out 90+% of the old forests and their ecosystems, commercial fishermen pillaged and raped the waterways to near extinction, and once again, the Native Americans get a tiny piece of what they once had and an 80+% alcoholism rate. The fuel that powers this evil way of life starts to run low, so what does America do, go to the Middle east with their military machine and mugs the Arabic people for their oil, and when some eventually resist, send in the bombers,tanks and cruise missiles. The latest group of people that need an apology and reparations, are the Hispanic people who have been exploited for several decades by billion dollar fruit and other corporations. President Obama and the people who for centuries have been benefitting by what I would call Social and Economic Terrorism have a LOT of apologizing.

Care to eviscerate?



Hugo Chavez Just Plain ...Offends

Posted by The MaryHunter at 6:53 PM

The latest from that creepy homunculus, Venezuelan comic-book dictator Hugo Chavez: he sings the praises of terrorist Carlos "The Jackal" and other notable international pariahs.

The Venezuelan president praised Carlos — whose real name is Ilich Sanchez Ramirez — during a speech Friday night saying: "I defend him. It doesn't matter to me what they say tomorrow in Europe."
Ramirez gained international notoriety during the 1970s and 80s as the alleged mastermind of a series of bombings, killings and hostage dramas. He is serving a life sentence in France for the 1975 murders of two French secret agents and an alleged informant.
In his speech, Chavez also sought to defend other leaders he said are wrongly labeled "bad guys" internationally, including Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe and Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Chavez called both of them brothers and said he now wonders whether Ugandan dictator Idi Amin was truly as brutal as he was reputed to be.

Nothing new, really. But wouldn't it be fun to be a bat hanging from the ceiling of the special part of hell Chavez and his buddies end up occupying?

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Still buying that Citgo gas?

Image courtesy of Captain's Quarters/Hot Air.



Public Support for ObamaCare Sinks to New Low, Dems Couldn't Care Less

Posted by The MaryHunter at 10:32 AM

The latest public support numbers from Rasmussen on the Obama-Pelosi-Reid health care corruption are not so hot. In fact, they're sinking faster than Mary Jo Kopechne in Teddy's Oldsmobile Delmont 88:

Just 38% of voters now favor the health care plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats. That’s the lowest level of support measured for the plan in nearly two dozen tracking polls conducted since June.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% now oppose the plan.
Prior to this, support for the plan had never fallen below 41%. Last week, support for the plan was at 47%. Two weeks ago, the effort was supported by 45% of voters.

And yet, the lousy libs still try to cram it up the arse of Lady Liberty (to be blunt). Here, take your medicine, we know what's best for you.

Message to Harry Reid and all his senate whores, who choose to abandon the American people for their own Statist ends:



"I Didn’t Quit Drinking to Get High On Hope and Change"

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 10:25 AM

Charles Winecoff at Big Hollywood writes of addiction, recovery, and Obamunism. (Hat Tip: Leah Kabaker {the most sensible woman on the left coast} via Facebook)

I didn’t get sober to continue living in a dreamworld of perpetual denial and fantasy, the way I did for most of my life. Being a drunk is a lot like being a liberal – and I was both – always hiding from reality, making childish excuses, blaming other people for my shortcomings. But with time, and patience, my Higher Power revealed to me something unexpected: the common-sense sunshine of the conservative spirit.

Interesting analogy; Big Government liberalism as substance abuse. Is our country addicted to massive levels of government welfare spending and social engineering?

The Mayo clinic provides a list of symptoms of addiction. How do these relate to Big government liberalism?

Feeling that you have to use the drug regularly — this can be daily or even several times a day: Combined state and federal welfare spending is $1.5 Billion a day, and rising. Any suggestion that spending be reduced is vigorously resisted.

Failing in your attempts to stop using the drug: Entitlement spending was reduced, briefly, by welfare reforms in the 1990's. Since the Democrats took Congress in 2007, spending on welfare programs has massively expanded.

Making certain that you maintain a supply of the drug: As stated, any attempt to reduce welfare spending is vigorously resisted.

Spending money on the drug even though you can't afford it: The current National Debt is over ten trillion dollars and will more than double under Obama-Pelosi-Reid.

Doing things to obtain the drug that you normally wouldn't do, such as stealing: Like mortgaging the lives of the next two generations in order to expand welfare spending under ObamaCare.

Feeling that you need the drug to deal with your problems: Expecting people to become self-reliant is regarded by advocates of Big Government as "unrealistic" and "uncompassionate."

Driving or doing other risky activities when you're under the influence of the drug
: Like completely neglecting border security and ignoring a rising threat of nuclear terrorism in order to focus on expanding the welfare state? Like ignoring the horrible effects of family decay and welfare dependency while advocating more welfare?

Focusing more and more time and energy on getting and using the drug: Like, shoving aside all other congressional business in order to create a massive, unaffordable health care entitlement.

The USA, and the Democrat party especially, are addicted to big government welfare programs. There are only two options: Get off the smack, or keep doing it until our country dies.

Our kids are not going to be happy paying for our addiction



Alan Alda as Spokesman for Smart Cars

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:15 AM

Who better to market the wussification of America?

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Compliments of John L, with thanks to Eneils Bailey.



"Gang Rape" Struck From Newspeak Dictionary

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:49 AM

Gang rape is such a crime against humanity that Scotland Yard has resolved to stamp it out — not the practice, but the term itself:

Politically correct Scotland Yard chiefs have stopped using the term 'gang rape' because it is too 'emotive', the Mail can reveal.
Instead officers have been advised to use the long-winded phrase 'multi-perpetrator rape' when describing sex attacks involving three or more culprits. …
Some community activists had previously suggested the phrase 'gang rape' had racist connotations.

It's nice to see that the bureauweenies running Scotland Yard have the backbone to do something about a problem that is getting completely out of hand:

Details of the latest police terminology are contained in an official Scotland Yard report which reveals a sharp increase in the number of gang rapes in the capital.
New figures revealed there were 93 gang sex attacks in the financial year 2008-9, compared with 71 in 2003-2004.
Meanwhile the age of victims has fallen with 64% aged 19 or younger in the last financial year compared with 48% in 1998-9.

Unsurprisingly, Third World colonists are more likely to gang rape children than native Britons are. Therefore, the police are not allowed to say "gang rape." Sterile, politically correct jargon takes all the horror out, so that the country's moonbat rulers can focus on more serious crimes, like holding "racist" attitudes that stigmatize gang rapists.

On a tip from SK.



Obamao Follows Up Nobel Prize With Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:26 AM

Wouldn't it be nice to be awarded all sorts of honors — Editor of the Harvard Law Review, President of the United States, Nobel Peace Prize laureate — without ever accomplishing anything other than managing to personify Affirmative Action? Actually no, when you think about what the honors would actually be worth. The latest for the "No, I'm Not Kidding" department: Chairman Zero was awarded a black belt in tae kwon do by the President of South Korea during his Asia junket.

There is no more evidence that Comrade Obama has studied tae kwon do than there is that he's qualified to serve as President, although no one can be sure, with his college years kept so tightly under wraps. Whether the black belt would do him any good in a fight is doubtful.

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At least he knows how to make us laugh.

On a tip from Cristy Li.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:58 AM

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Compliments of Diversity Lane.



ATC, Something Else the Government Sucks At

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:48 AM

Contrary to the propaganda and talking points of the idiot left, conservatives do not oppose Government-managed health care because we want sick people to die, or because we want Obama to fail. It's because Government has a really bad track record when it comes to running things.

Take, for example, America's Air Traffic Control (ATC) system. While America's Hat (a.k.a. Canada) has privatized their ATC and made it the safest, most technologically advanced system in the world, the United States is stuck with an expensive, inefficient, overly bureaucratized system whose approach to tracking and controlling aircraft has not changed since the presidency of FD-Fn-R. Which is why the entire system got monkey-wrenched last week because of a glitch in the FAA's outmoded system.

As this video shows, the entire reason the USA is stuck with a dangerous, technologically backwards system for ATC is because of the unholy union between politicians and unions. (Exactly the people who would run health care under either of the plans in Congress.)

So, if you want the current health care system to be replaced with something even more expensive, more bureaucratic and less effective than what we have now, by all means, support ObamaCare.



Morning Briefs: Stuff You May Have Already Read Somewhere Else

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:17 AM

Good Morning Campers, Good Morning Perpetually Indignant Leftist People,

Item Number One: Senator Granny Clampett --- I mean, Harry Reid --- has declared that if the giant turd of a health care bill working its way through the senate becomes law, Americans will become immortal!

Today we vote whether to even discuss one of the greatest issues of our generation - indeed, one of the greatest issues this body has ever face: whether this nation will finally guarantee its people the right to live free from the fear of illness and death, which can be prevented by decent health care for all .

Delusions of grandeur much? So, if we can get immortality for $1 Trillion, how much will it cost for us to transform into beings of pure energy?

Item Number Two:
Maybe some of you saw the (wretched) series finale of Battlestar Galactica, in which the crew lands on prehistoric Earth and Dr. Cottle determines that the primitive proto-humans that inhabit the planet have at least some crude, minimal level of civilization by observing that they bury their dead.

New Mogadishu, the most liberal city in America, fails at even that basic level of civilized behavior.

Item Number Three: Reports that Senate Whore Mary "Nutgobbler" Landrieu sold out her vote on ObamaCare for $100 Million were inaccurate. It was actually $300 Million. Senator Nutgobbler is thanking her pimp, Big Daddy Reid, by holding a fundraiser for him.

And now, the stinger. If only James T. Kirk had met Mary Landrieu.



Beck Bits: Welcome to Universal Healthcare!

Posted by The MaryHunter at 3:48 AM

Greetings from...

ITALY: Need a mammogram? You'll be able to get plenty done in the meantime -- the average wait is 70 days.
GREAT BRITAIN: About 20 percent of patients with treatable colon cancer at the time of discovery are considered incurable by the time treatment is finally available.
CANADA: The Canadian Supreme Court ruled that the government must stop restricting the private sector from providing health care when the national system (frequently) fails. Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin wrote "Access to a waiting list is not access to healthcare."
FRANCE: French workers pay about 19% of earnings in taxes for health insurance and yet still more than 90% purchase complimentary private insurance.
GREECE: Analysts believe Greece needs about 5,000 general practitioners to meet demand. They currently have about 600. The lack of doctors is so bad that it's common for patients to offer bribes for appointments.
MASSACHUSETTS: "Universal health care will help cure our overcrowded emergency rooms!" the politicians claimed. Wrong. After it was implemented, patient visits actually rose by 7 percent between 2005 and 2007 and costs rose by 18 percent.
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November 22, 2009

Barry and Joe's Wild Ride Open Thread

Posted by The MaryHunter at 6:07 PM

Since we're on the subject of dangerous vehicles…

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Not-So-Smart Car

Posted by The MaryHunter at 12:40 PM

Observe: The "Smart" car -- you know, those little candy-colored coupes that cause you to burst out in raucous laughter every time you spy one on the road:

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...and which can quite easily end up looking like this:


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...or this:

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...or this:

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...well, the logo for said vehicle is this:

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...which, perhaps more appropriately, can be rendered as this:

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...in honor of the dunces who would purchase one of these death traps.

Apparently even the marketers of these enviro-loonbat, inelastic-collision-physics experiments have a sublime sense of humor.



2009 First Year of Global Governance, Crows EU President

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:29 AM

The unelected President of the European Union is Belgian bureauweenie Herman van Rompuy. Van Pompous many not be very good at combing what remains of his hair, but he does have a positive quality — the honesty to admit the objective our progressive rulers have pursued as they exploit the economic chaos they helped create and the fictional global warming crisis they prop up with phony data: "global governance."

The scary part, starting at 1:55:

2009 is also the first year of global governance with the establishment of the G20 in the middle of the financial crisis. The climate conference in Copenhagen is another step toward the global management of our planet.

More chilling words have never been spoken. So long as there are separate nations, there will be a free market for liberty, as people will inevitably escape the less free countries for the more free. This is how America became populated. The eventual absorption of America and every other country into a single state that presumes to redistribute private wealth and even to pretend to control the earth's climate is the ultimate dream of totalitarians — the total death of liberty and the enslavement of the entire human race to an oligarchy of sanctimonious liberal creeps. It would be much better to die resisting it than to live under it.

On a tip from Anonymous Countermoonbat.



Alert the CNN Fact-Checkers!

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 9:11 AM

Our idiot trolls may be oblivious to the fact that Obamunist spending policies are setting us on a course for national bankruptcy, but the reliably liberal writers at SNL have noticed.



Let This Be a Warning to Sarah Palin Fans

Posted by The MaryHunter at 5:30 AM

Alarum! Alarum! to those awaiting Sarah Palin book signings or other events: folks wielding cameras and questions may not be who they seem.

Take, for example, these liberal bloggers. They may start off sounding interested and sympathetic, but these dipstick MoveOn.org lackeys have an agenda: to make Palin fans look as dumb as they think Palin is.

(Caution: some colorful language)


As noted by HotAirPundit:

Just like at the tea parties, the left show up acting like they are fellow supporters, there's alot of reports that there were liberals at the Noblesville Indiana book signing too...
This seems to be happening more and more, these guys here eventually got the police called on them...All the Sarah Palin websites should take note.


Hat tip: HotAirPundit, on a kindly tip from SK.



November 21, 2009

How the Senate Works

Posted by V the K at 5:40 PM

Senator Mary Landrieu agreed to support the cloture vote on the health care bill in exchange for $100 Million in Medicaid subsidies to her home state. Here we see a picture of Senator Landrieu negotiating with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

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It wasn't exactly like this, but it wasn't exactly unlike this either.



Global Warming Will Cause It to Rain Polar Bears

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 3:22 PM

If the scientific evidence behind human-caused Global Warming is so irrefutable, what's with all the ridiculous over-the-top propaganda? This doesn't look like a scientific, rational argument, it looks like a Mountain Dew ad.



Obama by Numbers

Posted by The MaryHunter at 2:25 PM

Perfect color theme, in time for your Christmas shopping.


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On a tip from Oiao.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:25 AM

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National Lampoon Inspires Nationalized Healthcare Propaganda

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:17 AM

You take inspiration where you can find it. This 1973 National Lampoon cover…

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…may have inspired a particularly shameless ObamaCare ad of the "what about the children" variety:

Give up your freedom, your money, and your top-flight healthcare or an innocent child will be made to pay!

If viewers pause to think, they will soon realize that the odds of children enjoying better healthcare after corrupt, authoritarian, and incompetent bureaucrats have seized control of the industry are remote. But it's easier to feel than to think.

On a tip from John L.



Sometimes the Good Guys Win

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:12 AM

Remember the SEIU goons who went after a Boy Scout for volunteering to clear a bike path? Thanks to the publicity it got, the thuggery of Chairman Zero's union cronies has blown up in their troglodyte faces:

Nick Balzano has stepped down as head of the local Service Employees International Union. Balzano was roundly criticized for crying foul over a Boy Scout's effort to clear a walking path in a park in Allentown. He said the project was taking work away from union workers. Six other high-ranking members of the union have also resigned.

It's a start.

On a tip from Oiao.



Facing Down the Nationalized Healthcare Juggernaut

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:44 AM

ObamaCare symbolism, on a tip from Greg:

So long as you're still breathing and there's still ammo in your clip, it's not too late so don't stop fighting for liberty.



Obamageddon

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:36 AM

Every day that goes by confirms trend forecaster Gerald Celente's wise words of warning:

On a tip from Moonbat Skullcracker.



A Bad Week for the Cult

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:33 AM

The last few days have not been good for the People's Temple of Hope and Change, nor for its charismatic leader, whom many members regard as a god incarnate.

By the end of the week, Chairman Zero's silly little cult was so desperate for a distraction they were hyping a fake story about Sarah Palin getting booed at a book signing.



Fox News Channel by the Numbers

Posted by The MaryHunter at 7:46 AM

From alert reader Oiao, here's a look at the cable news ratings war for 19 Nov 2009:


FOXNEWS O'REILLY 4,120,000
FOXNEWS HANNITY 2,871,000
FOXNEWS BECK 2,730,000
FOXNEWS BAIER 2,359,000
FOXNEWS GRETA 2,113,000
FOXNEWS SHEP 2,078,000
MSNBC OLBERMANN 1,188,000
CNNHN GRACE 1,018,000
CNN KING 980,000
MSNBC MADDOW 877,000
MSNBC HARDBALL 597,000
CNN COOPER 585,000

Overall cable news ratings for the night - details here per time slot. Truly fascinating and yet unsurprising, if you've never looked at them before.

Meanwhile, in the White House communications office:




November 20, 2009

UCLA Students Nearly Riot Over Skyrocketing Fees

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:02 PM

History shows that there are limits to the greed and incompetence people will tolerate from their rulers. Our current kakistocracy is pushing those limits to the last extreme. When the dam breaks, there's a good chance it will be in California, a state that moonbat bureauweenies have economically ruined. Recently, the liberal kleptocrats jacked up withholding by 10% on paychecks. They've gotten away with it — for now. They've also increased University of California fees by 32%. The reaction at UCLA:

The public is finally beginning to come to a boil.

On a tip from AlphaOmega.



San Fransicko Bookstore Considers 'Going Rogue' Too Icky to Sell

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:26 PM

Some bookstore owners in the Bay Area of California are refusing to stock Sarah Palin's mega-bestseller because they don't want her cooties.

"Anything like that we wouldn't carry," said clerk Emily Stackhouse at Cover to Cover Books in San Francisco. "We're a small store and it would probably gross us all out. Some things you carry because of freedom of speech, but a book like that is just gross."

Are these hippies being narrow-minded and childish? You betcha. (Wink!)

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The most provincial, narrow-minded city in the entire world



Dear Senator, Think Before You Vote

Posted by The MaryHunter at 2:20 PM

Faithful reader Bergbikr has the right idea with this letter to our senators, regarding the Obama-Pelosi-ReidCare monstrosity. I think the chances of any senator reading this or any letter from a constituent are about as good as those of their reading the whole thousand-plus-page bill before a vote, but we'll never know if we don't try, will we.

Dear Senators:
There has been no extended congressional debate regarding the two frightening, 1,000+ page healthcare bills now under consideration. The consequences of moving our country in this direction WILL NOT save our economy but WILL decimate what has been the best healthcare system in the world. Superior American medical practice and innovation has been available to serve patients from other government run systems denied timely care and new drugs and procedures at home. If we now become a similar government controlled system, our healthcare will deteriorate and become rationed as doctors refuse to practice in a stifling environment and medical student numbers decline. Without capital generation in the system medical research and development will decline.
With our country currently facing unfathomable deficit spending and skyrocketing debt, how can we pay for a health care plan that will serve all? Vowing to do so will not make caring for a larger patient base less expensive. One plan version will tax the wealthy more but can the middle class be far behind? Proposed excise taxes on professional medical items will also be paid by the patients. Inevitably our children and grandchildren will be forced to pay this cost along with our other bonded debt. This is irresponsible.
We like the private insurance based system that we presently have and do not want to see it destroyed in competition with a non-profit and probably loss ridden government alternative. The goal of the Statist reformers of America is to convert our healthcare system into a single payer, government bureaucracy managing medical quality and quantity and end-of-life care for the good of society. This social purpose is most un-American!
So, now, again in great haste (as with the stimulus and Cap and Trade), health care legislation is being prepared to be passed before Christmas as the number one achievement of this administration. Can you please analyze the contents of this bill and its real cost without payout timing gimmicks before you vote on it? Can I also ask you to please consider voting NO, and instead seek legislation that will actually help benefit the healthcare system, such as insurance reform and interstate access? Capping frivolous lawsuits is a must as well.
And before considering massive healthcare reform, please take the first step of fixing the waste, fraud and unfunded costs of Medicare and of Medicaid. Finally, whatever legislation is enacted, it should certainly be made mandatory for members of Congress and all government employees.
Respectfully,
A Concerned American



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:35 AM

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Compliments of Diversity Lane.



Government Scrooges Nix North Pole Letters

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:24 AM

A new front has been opened in the War on Christmas — the children's safety angle:

Thousands of starry-eyed children all over the world are writing letters to the jolly man at the North Pole this holiday season, but they will not likely get a response from Santa Claus or his helpers.
The U.S. Postal Service is dropping a popular effort begun in 1954 in the small Alaska town of North Pole, where volunteers open and respond to thousands of letters addressed to Santa each year. Replies come with North Pole postmarks.
Postal Service officials said they are tightening rules in such programs nationwide after a postal worker in Maryland recognized a volunteer in the agency's Operation Santa program as a registered sex offender. The postal worker interceded before the individual could answer a child's letter, but the Postal Service viewed the episode as a big enough scare to make changes to the program.
People in North Pole are incensed by the change, likening the Postal Service to the Grinch trying to steal Christmas. The letter program is a revered holiday tradition in North Pole, where light posts are curved and striped like candy canes and streets have names such as Kris Kringle Drive and Santa Claus Lane. Volunteers in the letter program even sign the response letters as Santa's elves and helpers.

As with all government decrees, there will be negative economic consequences.

Losing the Santa-letter cache is a blow to the community of 2,100 people, who pride themselves on their Christmas ties. Huge tourist attractions here include an everything-Christmas store, Santa Claus House, and the post office, where visitors can get a hand-stamped postmark on their postcards and packages if they ask for it. …
Santa Claus House, built like a Swiss chalet and chock full of all items Christmas, sells more than 100,000 letters from Santa and one of the lures is the postmark.
Operations manager Paul Brown believes his business will be affected under changes to the volunteer Santa letter program because tens of thousands of letters are addressed to Santa Claus House, North Pole, Alaska.
Those letters will still be forwarded to volunteers but it's unclear yet if anything will be done with them. Those intercepted by the postal service will probably eventually be shredded.

Here's an idea: Instead of shredding children's letters to Santa, why not keep them safe from molesters by treating child rapists to more than two months in jail?

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It's getting to be that time of year again.

On a tip from Anonymous Countermoonbat.



(Just Barely) Morning Briefs

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 9:55 AM

Good Morning Campers, Good Morning Lefty Rachel Maddow Impersonators,

Item Number One:
Deeply cool, a man who was evacuated at the age of five from South Vietnam after the communists (whom the progressive left were rooting for) took over has returned... as the Commander of a US Navy Destroyer.

"I thought that one day I would return but I really didn't expect to be returning as the commander of a Navy warship," CMDR Hung Ba Le said after stepping ashore Saturday. "It's an incredible personal honor."

A small victory for America, and a defeat to all those sanctimonious hippie cowards who wanted Le to be raised in a communist dictatorship. (The same sanctimonious hippie cowards who now control the White House and Congress.)

Item Number Two: Andrew Klavan mounts a defense of Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, and Glenn Beck but I couldn't figure out how to embed the video.

Item Number Three:
In a sign of the times, Barack Obama --- who threw enormous gala White House celebrations in honor of Communist China and Moslem Ramadan --- has cut the size of the annual Hannukah dinner in half. You gotta wonder if the J-o-o-s are going to get the hint that this guy doesn't care too much for them, or at least not as much as he cares about Muslims and Communists.

Also... I'm sure Lao, Andy, and the rest of Tiger Beat's target demo are very excited that another Twilight movie opens today. In dishonor of that, I give you today's stinger:

Something about bloodsucking Eurotrash that drain the life out of regular people appeals to the progressive left.



Leaked Emails Confirm Global Warming Is a Deliberate Hoax

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:52 AM

The jig is about up for the global warming hoax. The Climactic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia has been hacked into, and its emails have been released to the public. Watt's Up With That offers some examples of what the academics paid to play along with this farcical swindle say to each other when they think the public can't hear them. Here's a gem:

I've just completed Mike's Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) amd from 1961 for Keith's to hide the decline. Mike's series got the annual land and marine values while the other two got April-Sept for NH land N of 20N. The latter two are real for 1999, while the estimate for 1999 for NH combined is +0.44C wrt 61-90.

Apparently even climate scientists have noticed that it's been getting colder, not warmer; that's why they have to fudge the numbers.

At least some of these people have a conscience:

I'm not too comfortable with this, and would rather not sign — at least not without some real time to think it through and debate the issue. It is unprecedented and political, and that worries me.

Everything having to do with "climate change" is political, all right.

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On tips from Oiao, Dave K, LouieLouie, and Michael S.



A Tearjerker Argument for ObamaCare

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:40 AM

Here's a tragic tale of the sort of lifestyle that really ought to be coercively financed by others via Big Government:

When an ambulance brought Daniel Webb home from the hospital after he hurt his knee in March, paramedics warned the then 550-pound man he probably wouldn't be able to get up from his recliner if they put him there, his wife said.
Webb told them to leave him there anyway. He would sit in that recliner, slowly dying, for the next eight months. Finally, paramedics were called back to his Greenwood home on Wednesday because he was in a lot of pain.
Webb's body was physically stuck to the power recliner and firefighters had to cut him from the chair to take him to the hospital. He died a few hours later, his body covered with sores and a "very bad odor," according to a police report.
Webb, 33, didn't ask for help for all those months, because he was ashamed and didn't have health insurance, said his wife, Ada. He slept and used the bathroom in his chair and she cleaned it every day. …
Webb's mother was the one who placed the final call to paramedics. Not only did crews have to cut apart the chair, but they had to cut a hole in the wall of the couple's mobile home about 70 miles west of Columbia [South Carolina] to get him out. A police report said he weighed about 800 pounds, but his wife said he was closer to 500 pounds.

If only he could have held on to see Obamao et al. provide free healthcare to everyone, Webb might have lived to make half a ton — unless being overweight put him last in line for rationed care.

On a tip from heckrulz.



Global Warming Causes Prostitution

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:59 AM

If Big Government doesn't jack taxes through the stratosphere and seize totalitarian control of all human activity, it won't be only the polar bears who suffer. Global warming will force women into prostitution:

Suneeta Mukherjee, country representative of the United Nations Food Population Fund (UNFPA), said women in the Philippines are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change in the country.
"Climate change could reduce income from farming and fishing, possibly driving some women into sex work and thereby increase HIV infection," Mukherjee said during the Wednesday launch of the UNFPA annual State of World Population Report in Pasay City.

Not to worry, UNFPA bureauweenies have come up with "five measures to mitigate climate change and overpopulation":

• Bring a better understanding of population dynamics, gender and reproductive health to climate change and environmental discussions at all levels;
• Fully fund family planning services and contraceptive supplies within the framework of reproductive health and rights, and assure that low income is no barrier to access;
• Prioritize research and date collection to improve the understanding of gender and population dynamics in climate change mitigation and adaptation;
• Improve sex-disaggregation of date related to migration flows that are influenced by environmental factors and prepare now for increases in population movements resulting from climate change; and
• Integrate gender considerations into global efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

To sum up, they want to reduce the human population by promoting abortion and other means of birth control on your dime — and they want to yap some more about meaningless BS like "gender considerations" as they relate to natural and unavoidable climate fluctuation, also on your dime.

Time to add prostitution to The List.

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Global warming is heating up the sex trade.

On tips from mega and Beef.



Obama's KSM Show Trial Will Cost NYC $100 Million

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:17 AM

Circus show trials don't come cheap. According to Charles "Chucky Schmucky" Schumer, the bill for Chairman Zero to put George W. Bush, the CIA, the military, and pre-Moonbat Messiah America on trial will come to a pretty penny:

"Rough estimate from the city of New York, which I received yesterday, place the added cost of moving the trials of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other terrorist suspects to New York somewhere in the ballpark of $75 million, that's a minimum," said Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)
Schumer said extra security procedures could push that number up to $100 million, and asked that the federal government foot the bill.

But New York is full of fat-cat capitalists, many of whom were foolish enough to vote for Obama. Let them spread the wealth around!

Maybe we can get Al Qaeda to pick up the bill. The propaganda value to their cause would be worth every cent. This farcical trial is likely to turn the tide in their favor. But so long as it can be used as an opportunity for Bush-bashing and sanctimonious posturing, that's fine with our current rulers.

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Obamao takes his colleague for a stroll.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Los Angeles ACORNista Eager to Assist Child Prostitution Business

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:27 AM

James O'Keefe on the latest ACORN video released by himself and Hannah Giles:

Lavelle Stewart, of ACORN in South Central Los Angeles, tells us she thinks we have to hook up with "someone who's on that international sex business level," that "14 and 15 year olds been traveling overseas for years," that she can do independent research for us, and that she has had meetings with Porn magnate Larry Flynt. As for laundering the sex money into my faux political campaign, Lavelle says, "there are ways, people do it all the time. Yeah there are ways, especially out here in California."

With only one exception so far, Chairman Zero's ACORNista friends are always willing to help anyone they think crawls around in the sewer. No wonder the Moonbat Messiah would like to have his extensive ties to them scrubbed.

Don't miss earlier O'Keefe/Giles ACORN gems — and hold on tight for what might go public if Eric Holder still won't investigate his fellow cockroaches. Andrew Breitbart explains:

Not only are there more tapes, it's not just ACORN. And this message is to Attorney General Holder: I want you to know that we have more tapes, it's not just ACORN, and we're going to hold out until the next election cycle, or else if you want to do a clean investigation, we will give you the rest of what we have, we will comply with you, we will give you the documentation we have from countless ACORN whistleblowers who want to come forward but are fearful of this organization and the retribution that they fear that this is a dangerous organization. So if you get into an investigation, we will give you the tapes; if you don't give us the tapes, we will revisit these tapes come election time.

We'll see what the chances are of getting a "clean investigation" out of the same Injustice Department that scuttled the prosecution of Black Panther thugs who intimidated voters during last November's catastrophe.

On a tip from Oiao.



I Went All the Way to China and All I Got Was This Lousy Tee Shirt

Posted by The MaryHunter at 5:45 AM

The man-child Barack Hussein Obama is back from his wondrous and productive trip to Asia. Productive, that is, in the photo-op sense. But besides that spectacularly obsequious bow to the Japanese emperor and that Great Wall product placement ad, what was actually accomplished by this boy-wonder president in the big-boy department, especially with China and particularly on his signature issues of global climate change and international human rights? Nada. Well, how about something as mundane as the global economy? Not so much:

There were no apologies, at least in public, this time. Few raised cheers. "On every issue - exchange rates, market access, even the terms of the broadcast of his town-hall meeting in Shanghai - the president was outmaneuvered by a Chinese government growing in confidence every day," said Scott Paul, the executive director of the Alliance for American Manufacturing.

At least he was honored with that commemorative Oba-Mao tee shirt, utterly befitting his standing in the world of the Elitist Left. Obama's Marxist father would have been so proud.

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November 19, 2009

Portland Greets the Goracle

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:16 PM

Here's the reception Al Gore got yesterday when he came to hyperliberal Portland, Oregon to hype the global warming hoax and his latest book exploiting it:

The debate is over; we have a consensus: Al Gore is a liar.

On a tip from Oiao.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:40 PM

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Compliments of TED.



Seen on the Streets of Philadelphia

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:36 PM

Compliments of Conan:

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Pat Leahy Is an Idiot

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 12:36 PM

In case you doubted how utterly stupid the leadership of the majority party in the senate is, consider this gob-smackingly stupid quote from Vermont's senior (and less liberal) senator, Pat Leahy.

"The red herring that my friend [Sen.] Lindsey Graham [R-S.C.] was covering is not realistic," Leahy said during an appearance on "Washington Journal" on C-SPAN. "For one thing, capturing Osama bin Laden — we've had enough on him, we don't need to interrogate him," Leahy added.

This is the Democrat mindset. They have no interest in interrogating OBL to find out what he knows about terror networks or future mass casualty terror plots. In the Obamunist world, terrorists are, at worst, criminals --- kind of like arsonists, just on a bigger scale, (and with legitimate grievances against American power, of course) These people are too stupid to think beyond putting terrorists in prison. The idea that Islamic Fascism is an ideology with objectives far more dangerous than burning down buildings just can't fit into their tiny leftist minds.

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The really bad news is, there are senators even dumber than Pat Leahy.



Al "PhotoShop" Gore Tries Lies to Sell Books

Posted by The MaryHunter at 11:45 AM

Apparently, the 30-year low in hurricane activity was about to make some trouble for sales of Al Gore's new book, "Our Choice; A Plan To Solve The Climate Crisis." Therefore, he settled on a little PhotoShopping instead:

Shortly after the devastation of Katrina, Al Gore was busy making a correlation between hurricanes and global warming in an effort to drive home his claim that higher global CO2 emissions cause an increase in extreme weather events. The cover art for Gore’s movie, An Inconvenient Truth, features an image of a hurricane rising out of a smoke stack.
Seemingly underwhelmed that there have been no major hurricanes since Katrina, along with the fact that global hurricane activity is now at a thirty year low, Gore came up with an ingenious method of solving the problem of the lack of scary depictions of frightening hurricanes to display on his book – simply airbrush them in!

Paul Joseph Watson, author of the above-linked post, quotes Univ. of Florida hurricane expert Ryan Maue, who made an interesting observation about Algore's new tome:

The cover opens and closes half and half — so you only see one hurricane…as in the press release photo or the one on Amazon.
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But this is the real picture sequence from the book which I looked at Borders today and took cell-phone pictures, original (before the retouching by some “artist”) Note all of the Arctic ice and the size of the Florida Peninsula… And the final product:
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A midget Southern Hemisphere cyclone is off the coast of Florida, another hurricane is sitting on the equator off the coast of Peru — and the Arctic Ice is gone (perhaps it is summer) and the Florida Peninsula is half gone
There are other differences I am sure you can find — but the hurricanes are just nonsense…

Editorial license, you say? Creative adjustment of an image, something that's done all the time in marketing campaigns, just to make a point of a future that could be?

How about: desperate act by a lying enviro-moonbat who is doing anything and everything possible to promote as reality what has been and continues to be confirmed as a hoax. The trouble for Gore (and potential book sales) is that the public are finally catching on.


Major tip of the tam to Alex Jones' PrisonPlanet.com



California's Petty Tyrants Crack Down on Televisions

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:59 AM

Even as they drive the state's economy over the edge of an abyss, California's moonbat rulers continue to impose needless, intrusive, and economically harmful decrees. If this one doesn't cause a revolt, nothing will — they're coming after television sets:

California regulators have adopted the first energy-efficiency standards for televisions in the U.S., a move that will eventually ban power-hungry sets from the state's store shelves.

As always, the sheer mass of the Land of Fruits and Nuts allows it to pull the rest of us down with it.

Wednesday's action by the California Energy Commission could lead the way in a general reform of standards for an industry increasingly focused on wide-view, flat-screen, high-definition sets.
The 5-0 vote by the California Energy Commission is just the latest effort by the state to secure its place in the forefront of the environmental movement.
California represents such a big consumer market that environmental groups hope the new standards will lead manufacturers to make energy-saving TVs for the rest of the nation, just as California's stringent fuel standards for cars and trucks forced automakers to produce more efficient models for all of the U.S.

When it comes to vehicles, "more efficient" also means "more expensive" and "more likely to get you killed if you have an accident."

Until California bureauweenies are able to impose their television whims on the entire country, the result of this latest fiat will be more economic hardship for a state that can't take much more.

Some manufacturers warned that the regulations will cripple innovation, limit consumer choice and hurt California stores, because people could simply buy TVs out of state or online. The industry also complained that manufacturers will be forced to make televisions with poorer picture quality and fewer features than those sold elsewhere in the U.S.
"Instead of allowing customers to choose the products they want, the commission has decided to impose arbitrary standards that will hamper innovation and limit consumer choice," said Jason Oxman, a vice president with the Consumer Electronics Association. "It will result in higher prices for consumers, job losses for Californians, and lost tax revenue for the state."

But at least the dictate will benefit man-eating polar bears, according to the bizarre delusions that comprise liberal ideology.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Narcissist in Chief Finds a Use for Our Troops

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:30 AM

For a change, Chairman Zero deigned to visit American troops while on his junket in Asia. Here's what he had to say to them:

You guys make a pretty good photo op.

I'm sure they're pleased to know they're good for something.

Meanwhile, the long-delayed decision on whether they will get the reinforcements they urgently need in Afghanistan has been kicked back to after Thanksgiving.

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All the world's a mirror for the Narcissist in Chief. Via SodaHead.

On tips from Conan and Conservigilant.



White House Counsel's Job: Make ACORN Ties Vanish

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:04 AM

Just as Anita Dunn — the Obama communications director who led a campaign to marginalize Fox News and who publicly praised the genocidal dictator with the biggest body count in human history as one of her "favorite political philosophers" — joined the crowd under Chairman Zero's bus, her husband Bob Bauer climbed aboard as White House counsel. His mission: to erase the many ties between our Community Organizer in Chief and ACORN, the astonishingly corrupt ultra-left activist group with which he has been closely associated his entire career. The Hill reports:

Newly appointed White House counsel Bob Bauer is "perfectly positioned to be tasked with erasing the tracks between Obama and ACORN," one Republican lawmaker charged Friday.
The lawyer's hiring, announced this morning shortly after Greg Craig officially resigned the post, was also an attempt by the White House to deflect any fallout that may arise from an ACORN investigation currently underway in Louisiana, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) added in a statement.
"Bob Bauer has a public record of defending Barack Obama's relationship with ACORN, the congressman told supporters. "Bauer's hiring appears to be a tactical maneuver to strategically defend the White House exactly one week after Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell raided ACORN's national headquarters in New Orleans and seized paper records and computer hard drives that may lead to the White House."

Separating Obama from ACORN won't be easy. Gateway Pundit summarizes their intimate relationship:

One of Barack Obama's first big "community organizer" jobs involved ACORN in 1992. He has been working along side ACORN since before he became an elected official. Obama also trained ACORN employees. He represented ACORN in court. Obama worked with and protested with ACORN. His campaign donated $800,000 to ACORN in 2008 for voter registration efforts. And, ACORN even canvassed for Obama last year.

The task of obliterating so much factual reality will require a great deal of audacity, which makes Bauer ideal for the job. As noted in the Morning Briefs, he tried to sic a special prosecutor on John McCain for objecting to voter fraud.

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Bauer had better get this photo down the memory hole.

On a tip from TED.



Obama Imitates Team America: World Police

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:35 AM

Chairman Zero in South Korea yesterday:

"Iran has taken weeks now and has not shown its willingness to say yes to this proposal . . . and so as a consequence we have begun discussions with our international partners about the importance of having consequences."

Hans Brix in Team America: World Police:

Hans Blix: I'm sorry, but the UN must be firm with you. Let me in, or else.
Kim Jong Il: Or else what?
Hans Blix: Or else we will be very angry with you... and we will write you a letter, telling you how angry we are.

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"Smart" diplomacy.



Police Grovel Before Muslim Maniacs

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:06 AM

The obsequious political correctness that allowed Nidal Malik Hasan to fester away until he was ready to launch his terrorist massacre at Ford Hood is hardly limited to the military. Law enforcement is rotted through with it too:

The Ummah, a violent fundamentalist Sunni Islamic group in Detroit, advocates a separate Islamic state that would be controlled by Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, also known as H. Rap Brown, a veteran of the black power movement now in prison for gunning down two police officers. According to the U.S. Department of justice the Ummah group "is alleged to have engaged in violent activity over a period of many years, and known to be armed."
Last month, as the result of a two-year investigation, the FBI raided the Michigan headquarters of the group, now headed by Luqman Ameen Abdullah, sought by the FBI for providing firearms and ammunition to a person known to be a convicted felon, sale or receipt of stolen goods, and other violations. Luqman Ameen Abdullah fired at federal officers, who returned fire and killed him.
Other members of the group remained at large, including Yassir Ali Khan and Mohammad Al-Sahli, also known as Mohammad Palestine, both wanted for conspiracy to commit federal crimes. The pair were arrested across the border in Windsor, Ontario, by local police cooperating with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

So far so good. But then…

In the course of the arrest, Windsor police patted down one of the suspect's wives. This sparked complaints about police insensitivity. Gary Smith, Windsor's chief of police, promptly issued a public apology.
"It was never the intention for Windsor police officers to offend or embarrass the families of our Islamic community," said Smith's press release. "The actions taken did cause embarrassment and did offend their religious beliefs. I sincerely apologize to the families and the Islamic community." The police chief further called for more "cultural sensitivity training."

It ought to do wonders for officers' morale to be forced into humiliating brainwashing sessions as punishment for bringing violent criminals to justice.

One of the FBI's sources said that Luqman Ameen Abdullah would beat children with sticks until they couldn't walk. And in a recorded 2004 sermon, Abdullah said, "Do not carry a pistol if you're going to give it up to police. You give them a bullet!"

Here's a better idea: let the women carry the pistols. After all, searching them would violate their "religious beliefs."

On a tip from Wiggins.



British Bureauweenies Nix Anti-Cancer Drug

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:49 AM

Socialized medicine doesn't really mean death panels. It means pleasantly named bureaucracies like Britain's NICE, which has just ruled that those with liver cancer are a burden on The State and must die quickly for the greater good. What use are taxpayers who are too sick to pay taxes?

The health watchdog has blocked a critical liver cancer drug, saying it is too pricey for the state health service, leaving manufacturer Bayer vowing to appeal the decision.
Most people who get the aggressive form of cancer are diagnosed too late for surgery to help, meaning that the drug — Nexavar — is one of the only options left, and it has been shown to prolong life by almost four months on average.
The decision, announced on Thursday, is a setback for Germany's Bayer and its partner Onyx Pharmaceuticals, which have already seen Nexavar turned down by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) to treat kidney cancer.
NICE said in the final draft recommendation it would not recommend Bayer's Nexavar to the National Health Service (NHS) for the most common type of liver cancer as it was too expensive…

In a free country, you can have whatever drug you want, provided you have arranged to pay for it. But no doubt bureaucrats know best when it's time for us to die.

On a tip from Gore blimey, the sky is falling.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:17 AM

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On a tip from TED.



Google Magically Reduces Saracuda's Fan Base

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:12 AM

Apparently the lefties at Google don't much like all the excitement over Sarah Palin's book. They may have used their virtual powers to reduce her legions of fans with a little creative editing.

The story on My Way News:

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The story on Google News:

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The more powerful people get, the less they can be trusted. This goes double for the "don't be evil" folks at Google.

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



Our Silly, Silly President

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 7:10 AM

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We're not outraged; we're pointing and laughing. (H/T Bruce Carroll)



Morning Briefs: Stuff You May Have Read Somewhere Else

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:07 AM

Good Morning Campers and Left-Wing Trolls Who Think Trees Are Precious But Babies Can Be Chopped and Discarded for Convenience,

Item Number One: The New Obama White House Counsel, Bob Bauer (husband of Mao-Worshiping Mr. Ed impersonator Anita Dunn) once filed a complaint with the Justice Department insisting that a Special Prosecutor be named to investigate John McCain for raising the issue of ACORN voter fraud. That's right, the White House lawyer is a guy who believes in prosecuting people for being *against* voter fraud.

Another Obama White House official, challenged about billions of dollars in Stimulus money being sent to congressional districts that don't exist, answered "who knows, man, who really knows?" He went on to say, "Have you ever looked at your hands, man. I mean... really REALLY looked at your hands?" (Hat Tip: Anonymous Countermoonbat)

Item Number Two: MSDNC's medical reporter Nancy Snyderman says "Hey, don't worry about not getting a breast exam. Health Care Rationing is no different than dieting." Except that Jenny Craig doesn't want you to suffer a horrible, disfiguring death so she can claim deficit reduction.

BTW, Jesse Jackson says you're not a real Black Man unless you want the government to provide you with medical welfare.

Item Number Three: IBM researchers have built a computer that simulates a cat's brain. Everything was going fine until the computer horked all over the rug. Researchers had previously been successful replicating less sophisticated brains, including those of a mouse, a rat, a cockroach, and an average Obama voter.

Anyone for a semi-obscure Futurama Reference?

Maybe 8 Months from now, The Onion will make a joke about this



More Sarah, That Should Rattle Some Cages

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 3:50 AM

Let's see if we can get another 70-100 comments out of left-wing trolls who claim they couldn't care less about Sarah Palin.

Item Number One: Andrew "Milky Loads" Sullivan -- the AIDS-addled blogger who spent weeks during the 2008 campaign obsessively promoting the demented conspiracy theory that Sarah Palin is not Trig Palin's mother -- announced in his blog yesterday that he was parsing her book in order to analyze "Palin's unhinged grip on reality from the very beginning - specifically her fantastic story of her fifth pregnancy..."

That's right, *he* is calling her *deranged,* and still pushing the phony pregnancy conspiracy angle.

I like the way Ace sums it up: "What we have here is a man having a delusional love-affair with Barack Obama who perceives Sarah Palin as both a threat to his pretend "husband" as well as a source of painful sexual jealousy that she, unlike he, is the right gender to actually convert this pretend husband to real one."

That sounds about right.

There's just something about Sarah that makes people project their pathologies on her. Andrew Sullivan calls her deranged. Ana Marie Cox calls her a shallow attention whore. Larry O'Donnell calls her loud and stupid. Pathetic left-wing trolls who post comments from their parents' basements mock her alleged stupidity and lack of accomplishments. I half expect Rosie O'Donnell to call her a fat bull-dyke any day now.

Item Number Two: The hatred-filled lying sacks of crap at DailyKos have been caught red-handed plotting to create a phony Sarah Palin quote and arranging for it to go viral.

All these contracts let out willy-nilly under the stimulus package to repave roads and the like that could have gone directly to hard-working Americans who would've been more than happy to pave their own roads like the streets in front of their homes themselves with stuff they could have bought from the Home Depot so we could have not only been repaving the roads but also stimulating our economy by having millions of hard-working Americans buying paving stuff at Home Depot or their local hardware stores and the like.

They probably knew that "news" outlets like MSDNC and CNN would run the "quote" without checking it, the way they ran with "quotes" from Rush Limbaugh about slavery and James Earl Ray. Many left-wing idiots still believe she said she could see Russia from her house.

Item Number Three: By the way, hundreds of people waited all night in sub-freezing weather to gain admission to a Sarah Palin book signing event. That's not something I would ever do, but you can be damned sure they won't be lined up around the block for a David Brooks or Andrew Sullivan book signing.

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Also, her appearance on Oprah, highest rated Oprah show in two years. Even higher than when Oprah interviewed that idiot-savant who could read a Teleprompter like nobody's business but otherwise functioned at a five-year-old level. The idiot-savant Teleprompter Reader must be seething with jealousy right now.

Reaction of a typical "progressive" feminist to Sarah Palin



November 18, 2009

Stimulus Loot Spent on Soda Tax Study

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:15 PM

A little more of the $zillions wasted on "stimulus" has been tracked down: $1 million was spent on figuring out new ways to expropriate our money while dictating what we eat:

Two pro-free-market groups have discovered a $1 million stimulus grant to the University of Illinois to fund a study of the relationship between fat taxes and food consumption, diet quality, and obesity. Of concern is that the study results might be preordained.

No kidding. The results of anything having to do with Big Government are preordained: we lose our freedom and our money.

This is our arrogant rulers' idea of stimulating the economy.

On a tip from Katherine.



Fort Hood Through Israeli Eyes

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:53 PM

Moonbats did promise The Anointed One would change the way America is perceived around the world. Here's how Israelis perceive us in the wake of our governmedia's contemptible reaction to the terror attack at Fort Hood:

Far better to be resented by some than despised by all.

Via Caroline Glick, on a tip from Oiao.



O Bow Mao

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:45 PM

It's not too soon to start shopping for stocking stuffers:

On tips from RMartin and BURNING HOT.



9/11 Mother Dope Slaps Eric Holder

Posted by The MaryHunter at 6:28 PM

An eye-opening moment from Alice Hoagland, who lost her son on Flight 93, as she confronted Holder today:


Again, the Blame Bush meme throughout even this clip, as Holder had do squirmfully deal with a 9/11 relative.

But she had to close with "I will trust you..."

That's the problem with this nation: 53% of us put our trust in an Obama who turns out (*yawn* surprise) to be not at all what he claimed to be. Just how much more trust can we afford?

On a twip from Mary Katherine Ham



SEIU Threatens Legal Action over Rogue Boy Scout

Posted by The MaryHunter at 5:20 PM

Unions are such an important part of the American loonscape. Where else could you find someone who could try to make a convincing argument for taking legal action regarding a Boy Scout who cleaned up a public trail?


Nick Balzano, president of the Service Employees International Union's Allentown chapter, said last week that the union might file a grievance against the city for allowing 17-year-old [Boy Scout] Kevin Anderson to clear the hiking trail, instead of paying some of the 39 recently laid-off SEIU members to do the work.

Anderson, a member of Boy Scouts Troop 301 of Center Valley, spent more than 200 hours creating the 1000-foot path in Kimmets Lock Park along with fellow scouts, friends and parents.


We already knew that SEIU sicks its thugs on Tea Partiers. Watch out, these guys are really getting tough now.

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Image courtesy of Unscrupulous.


On a tip from Lyle.



Oh Noes!

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 3:10 PM

It used to be, the only people who dared mock the Obamassiah were "right-wing, Bible-thumping, racist talk show hosts."

So, has The Onion been taken over by "right-wing, Bible-thumping, racist talk show hosts?" Or, is his weakness now so plainly obvious that there's no point in even supportive media outlets ignoring it? Granted, The Onion's about six months behind the curve in mocking the Obamassiah's helplessness without a Teleprompter, but the first step is admitting you have a problem.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:00 PM

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Zero-nosis, compliments of Zappatrust.



PelosiCare Hearing Aid

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:55 PM

To keep costs down for all of us, PelosiCare may entail taking a few steps backward technologically, before making the great leap forward into socialism.

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On a tip from Stormfax.



ROFL: Obama Warns Us About Reckless Spending

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 12:41 PM

Obama has sent what his fluffers in the media are calling a "stern warning" that reckless, out of control spending and record deficits threaten to prolong and deepen the recession.

Oh, Gosh, who could possibly be responsible for all this reckless government spending? What party and what president are in charge of all this Government spending? Who could he possibly mean?

This is like Roland Emmerich warning that, "Whoever is making those crappy big budget disaster movies better cut it out. Right now! I mean it!"

This is like ACORN saying, "Whoever is registering phony voters and committing vote fraud that exclusively benefits Democrats better knock it off!"

This is like Barney Frank saying, "Dammit, you mortgage companies destwoyed the economy by wecklessly giving mortgages to powitically favored minowity gwoups who were financially incapable of wepaying them, and you better do a lot more of it!"

Maybe Chairman Zero should make OJ Simpson his "Spending Czar," with a mandate to track down the real spenders.

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Canceling all the Bush tax cuts eliminates less then a third of Obama's deficits



Holder, KSM, and That Pesky Miranda Right

Posted by The MaryHunter at 11:50 AM

Attorney General Eric Holder is defending his decision (made in careful consultation with his wife and his friend, no one else) to haul Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's tookus into New York City to be tried a few blocks from Ground Zero in a spectacular show trial. On to The Weekly Standard and Mary Katherine Ham for a quick report:

Holder says: "Failure is not an option. These are cases that have to be won. I don't expect that we'll have a contrary result." To which Senator Grassley replied: "I don't know how you can say failure is not an option...I'm a farmer, not a lawyer, but it seemed to me ludicrous."
As Senator Kyl said, "How could you be more likely to get a conviction in federal court when [KSM] has already asked to plead guilty to military commission?"

If you think that's rich, get this:

Graham: "If I were defending...I would argue that any questioning of my client w/o Miranda warnings would be a violation of...law."
Cornyn: "Do you acknowledge that a judge...could conclude that KSM was denied (Miranda) right and thus cannot be prosecuted?"
Holder: "I'm confident that Miranda issues" are not going to be a problem.

Holder is "confident." Great.

To paraphrase Rush: If they can be convicted in criminal court without having been Mirandized, then the precedent has been set for Americans. Heck, Pres. of the World Obama has already prejudged the case, said KSM should get the death penalty, but also told the world that KSM had been tortured. Does this mean, is torture now permitted by officials pursuing civilians accused of crime? And, if Holder keeps insisting that KSM & Co. are guilty and will be convicted, then, what if they aren't, and the U.S. Government locks KSM away anyway? What message does that send to the world, to the Muslim world, about our legal system?

So many destructive fools in this Administration, so little time to correct the damage being done to our nation, our personal rights, our freedoms.



Obama's "Outstanding" Performers

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 10:31 AM

If the president were anyone other than a Democrat Demigod worshiped by a slobbering media cult, this would be a fatal scandal to his administration. As Fred Barnes reports in the Weekly Standard, Tax Cheat Treasury Secretary Tim Giethner used $27.1 Billion in taxpayer money to bailout his friends and buddies at AIG, Wachovia, Goldman Sachs and other Wall Street firms.

Rather than bargain with AIG and its creditors for a reasonable bailout, Geithner agreed to pay “an amount far above the market value at the time,” the report said.
The shorthand of what the inspector general concluded is this: Geithner bailed out AIG and its investment bank creditors without negotiating for tougher terms that would have saved the taxpayers billions.

I just want to take this opportunity to remind the audience of what Dear Reader thinks of Tim Geithner.

"I think Geithner is doing an outstanding job," - Barack Obama, March 18, 2009

Translation: "You're doing a heckuva job, Browny."

The word outstanding reminds me of someone else Chairman Zero thought was outstanding, Detroit's big, fat, thug mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.

"I want to, first of all, acknowledge your great mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick. Who has been on the front lines doing an outstanding job" - Barack Obama, 2008

Kwame Kilpatrick's big fat thug ass is back in the news. Seems someone is loaning him the money to pay his $800,000 restitution settlement to the city of Detroit, after he was convicted of perjury and other crimes, and he has invoked his Fifth Amendment right to avoid revealing who is loaning him the money.

Outstanding.

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KSM Show Trial Script Has Been Written

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:30 AM

The plan for helping Khalid Sheikh Mohammed complete the 9/11 terror atrocities is all mapped out. First the Obamination Administration postures as morally righteous in contrast to George Bush, against whom Chairman Zero continues to campaign, despite W last having run for office in 2004. Then KSM is granted a soapbox from which to denounce America and rally Muslims to the cause of jihad — which was the point of killing those thousands of innocent Americans in the first place. Finally, he is found guilty in the circus show trial, completing his martyrdom and allowing the Community Activist in Chief to pose as our defender from terrorists.

In a fair trial, KSM would very possibly walk on a technicality — like another famous terrorist, Obama's close friend Bill Ayers. But it's hardly a fair trial when the Attorney General and the President of the USA essentially guarantee the outcome in advance. Eyebrows have been raised even at NBC:

NBC: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed — can you understand why it is offensive to some for this terrorist to get all the legal privileges of any American citizen?
Obama: I don't think it will be offensive at all when he's convicted and when the death penalty is applied to him.
NBC: But having that kind of confidence of a conviction — I mean one of the purposes of doing — going to the Justice Department and not military court is to show of the world our fairness in our court system.
Obama: Well —
NBC: But you also just said that he was going to be convicted and given the death penalty.
Obama: Quack quack quack backtrack quack quack obfuscate quack quack quack quack…

America may never live down this catastrophic farce of a presidency.

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Partners in iniquity.

On a tip from Matt L.



Al Gore Claims Interior of Earth Is As Hot As a Star

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:47 AM

A startling revelation from Al Gore, the distinguished climate scientist who has been so influential in driving our energy policy:

People think about geothermal energy — when they think about it at all — in terms of the hot water bubbling up in some places, but two kilometers or so down in most places there are these incredibly hot rocks, 'cause the interior of the earth is extremely hot, several million degrees…

Several million degrees — now that's what I call global warming!

Only the Nobel Committee could be surprised that The Goracle barely managed to pass his science classes.

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On tips from Edward and V the K.



Jane Fonda, Jodie Evans, Obama, and the Taliban

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:17 AM

One reason traitors were shot or hanged in the olden days is so they wouldn't persist in their treacherous activities — as Jane Fonda has been doing. Forty years after this…

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…she has been hanging out with top Obama bundler Jodie Evans.

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Evans is the founder of Code Pink, which funneled $600,000 to terrorists fighting our troops during the dark days in Fallujah. Now Evans and her gang are in touch with the Taliban, as Hanoi Jane let slip:

Last Saturday, My dear friends Jodie Evans and Max Palevsky, invited Richard and me to join them at their table at a fundraiser at the Armand Hammer Museum in Westwood. It was a good evening for lots of reasons. I had never been to the museum and definitely want to go back. Clearly it is a courageous place, very cutting edge. Then, too, I saw lots of friends I hadn't seen in a long time and I sat next to Jodie who told me a little about her recent trip to Afghanistan with an American delegation that included a retired colonel, and member the State Department. While there, she met with people ranging from the brother of President Karzai, Afghan members of Parliament, activists, to warlords and members of the Taliban.

Just what kind of business does a treasonous nutcase like Jodie Evans have with the Taliban? Big Government has an idea:

There is precedent to suspect that Evans is acting as a conduit for the Taliban to Obama. In June, her fellow Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin hand carried a letter out of Gaza from the terrorist group Hamas addressed to Obama.

Evans ought to hit it off great with Mullah Omar's crew:

Over the seven years of its existence, Code Pink has acted as propaganda shills for the anti-American governments of Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, Bolivia's President Evo Morales, Cuba's Castro brothers and Iraq under Saddam Hussein, as well as Middle Eastern terrorist groups.

Here's video of Evans delivering a package from Afghanistan to our ultra-left Community Organizer in Chief:

Apparently the package contained propaganda favoring immediate American withdrawal.

It's not unreasonable to suspect that she might also have relayed messages from the Taliban to Chairman Zero that neither side would want going through official channels. Despite the "fundamental transformation" at the top, many in our government are still loyal to this country — although they are being systematically purged.

Thanks to Obama's ballyhooed "transparency," we'll never know exactly what's going on. But we do know that it isn't good.

On a tip from Randy.



The Disko Bay Expedition

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:28 AM

For an idea of what results when you mix state-sanctioned moonbattery with art, refer to last year's Disko Bay expedition, which entailed a gaggle of artsy-fartsy phonies venturing to the arctic to promote the floundering global warming hoax. The results were hilarious — unless you were forced to pay for them.

Among the participants was Beatboxer Shlomo, who "dedicates his beats to the cause":

Insights Beatboxer gleaned from the arctic adventure include:

I couldn't help but notice that it's really quite cold.

… and …

Being with all these inspired people seems to have filled my head with a zillion ideas for musical endeavours that could easily save the world.

Possibly the most bold and transgressive artwork to be created during the expedition was this piece of performance art by Francesca Galeazzi:

This morning I walked across the fresh snow with a gas cylinder in my arms, containing 6kg of CO2. I took it across the unspoiled snow field of the Jakobshavn Fjord until I found what, to my eyes, was a wonderful place. …
I put the cylinder down, got on my knees and opened the valve. The CO2 came out violently, freezing the air around the nozzle and producing an unpleasant whistle. When I lowered the cylinder towards the ground, the snow blow off all around me under the pressure of the air jet, almost to signify the melting of the Arctic ice shelf because of the Carbon emissions generated somewhere else.
Reading this you might think I am an evil horrible woman.

David Thompson responds:

You're not evil. That would at least be interesting. You're merely a talentless poseur and a freeloading narcissist. Not evil, just a bint.

Tragically, no one encountered a hungry polar bear.



Obama Gun Boom Continues

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:27 AM

A rare sector of the economy not based on coercion that has actually benefited from the disgraceful results of last November's election continues to flourish:

All over America demand for firearms and ammunition is rising amid concerns that rising unemployment, which passed 10 per cent this month, will lead inexorably to higher rates of crime. Fears of terrorism have also helped to lift demand, as have concerns among gun owners that the Obama Administration may introduce restrictions on gun ownership and impose additional taxes.
Smith & Wesson is expecting sales to rise by 30 per cent to $102 million (£61 million) in the first quarter of the next financial year, after growing by more than 13 per cent this year to $335 million.
At Sturm and Ruger, sales for the third quarter hit $71.2 million, up 70 per cent from the same period last year. At Glock, the leader in law enforcement markets, pistol sales rose by 71 per cent in the first quarter of the financial year for 2010, in comparison with the same period last year.

Stock up while you can. Ammo prices aren't going down, and it's only a matter of time before disarming the public comes to the top of the Obamunist agenda.

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Molon labe.

On a tip from Conan.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:51 AM

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On a tip from nancz.



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

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:44 AM

Good Morning Campers, Good Morning Lefty Trolls Who've Tasted Everything Under the Kitchen Sink,

Item Number One:
The Obamas aren't going to let a little thing like a trillion dollar deficit or massive recession stop them from enjoying bloated, wretched excess. Dragonwatch has found a rather interesting statistic on the amount of personal staff enjoyed by previous First Ladies:

Total Personal Staff members for other first ladies paid by taxpayers: Mamie Eisenhower : 1, Jackie Kennedy: 1, Roseline Carter: 1, Barbara Bush: 1, Hilary Clinton: 3, Laura Bush: 1, Michele Obama: 22.

A commenter notes that the veracity of this assertion is disputed. But using Obamamath, we can say that those 22 personal staff assistants for M'Chel represent 6,913 jobs created or saved under this administration.

Item Number Two
: Once Chairman Zero gets done with his ass-kissing tour of Asia, he plans to spend some time among his adoring subjects. Chairman Zero is planning a tour of the United States to check into this recession thingy he's heard some of the proletariat are displeased about. Whether this tour will include all 57 states and 700 Imaginary Congressional Districts where Stimulus Dollars have been wasted remains to be seen. I also wonder if he will be using the full 71-car motorcade he brought to China with him.

Item Number Three
: And since the Obamas are living large off the taxpayers whose values they absolutely despise, it should be noted, first of all, that millions of Americans are now going to have to pay back the "tax cut" that was part of the Stimulus; so it was actually more of a "tax loan." Also, Obama's economic advisors are raising the possibility of revoking all of the Bush tax cuts, not just those on the prosperous. Marriage penalty - back. Child tax credit - cut 60%. Death tax - back. They think it will raise $2.5 trillion, but that won't close the projected $9 trillion in deficits they expect to run up. So, where do you think that other six or seven trillion is going to come from?

Since I mentioned The Office...



Thank you, Instapunk

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:27 AM

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This or Lynne Stewart, take your pick.

A lot of us have struggled with understanding the deranged hatred of the progressive left and mainstream media toward Sarah Palin. We get that they disagree with her politics, but that did not seem to justify the all-out scorched Earth campaign to destroy her not just politically but personally. The standard explanation has been that they're afraid of her, but something about that always seemed not quite right to me; not wrong, just incomplete.

Blogger Instapunk has found the missing piece that completes the puzzle of Palin Derangement Syndrome.

Americans—remember them?—should be asking themselves what it means that a woman of traditional American values can be so reviled, so relentlessly, so unscrupulously, so take-no-prisoners viciously. ... Because she is us. A good-hearted ambitious American doing her best to offer her best. If they—and who are they, exactly?—hate her so much, then it has to be the case that she’s only a symbol of the hatred they feel for all the rest of us.

Bullseye! The progressive left and the MSM direct all their hate at Sarah Palin because she is a symbol of classic middle-American values. They know that openly expressing the hatred and loathing they feel for Middle America would be bad for business. But they can focus it all on Sarah Palin, and they can actually dupe middle America into going along for it. The willingness of middle class Americans to ape the mannerisms of pop culture is at the heart of some of our best television satires, including South Park, King of the Hill, and The Office. If the media say it's not cool to like Sarah Palin, a lot of people follow their lead so as not to be thought uncool.

Instapunk thinks that if Middle America ever wakes up to how the liberal left really hates them, it's over for the elites. I wish I could be more optimistic about the chances of that happening.



November 17, 2009

The Deepest One Yet

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:24 PM

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Compliments of Jim Lavery.



Activist Judges Begin Short March into Judiciary - With RINO Help

Posted by The MaryHunter at 7:15 PM

It appears to have ended before it really began: a GOP-led filibuster of a leftist activist judge, who is now basically headed for the Chicago-based Court of Appeals. This guy is an extremist:

Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., voted against ending the debate on [U.S. District Judge David] Hamilton. "Judge Hamilton is the definition of an activist judge and is clearly not qualified to sit on a court of appeals," he said in a written statement. "Judge Hamilton, who spent years working with the ACLU and ACORN, has used his position on the bench to drive his personal political agenda."

Aah, memories of that Gang of Fourteen, now long gone:

Beyond the political message, the filibuster effectively ended a bipartisan accord reached in 2005, when 14 senators signed onto a deal that effectively stopped Democratic filibusters of Bush's judicial nominees except in extraordinary circumstances.
Sen. Jeff Sessions R-Ala., who led the opposition to Hamilton, argued that Hamilton's record met his definition of extraordinary circumstances.

Oh, did we mention, this was all done with the help of 10 Republican senators? Those fools who voted to not take a stand for conservative principles included some faithful RINOs but a few surprises: Lamar Alexander (TN), Saxby Chambliss (GA), Susan Collins (ME), John Cornyn (TX), Judd Gregg (NH), Orrin Hatch (UT), Richard Lugar (IN), Lisa Murkowski (AK), Olympia Snowe (ME), and John Thune (SD). Kay Bailey Hutchison (TX) didn't vote.

But wait: the vote to end debate on Hamilton's qualifications was 70-29. The Democrats didn't even need the Republican votes to end the filibuster.

Granted, Hamilton was a shoe-in from the beginning, given that a simple majority puts him on the bench for the "Living Breathing Constitution" team. Still, even if these ten loser Republicant senators vote against Hamilton's confirmation, their good names are befouled. If Republicans can't stand together on matters of bedrock conservative principles (freaking ACLU and ACORN, for heaven's sake!), then what's the point of even having GOP representation in Congress?

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Perhaps the RINO will become extinct one day, but not in our lifetime.



Nobel Peace Prizes Aren't As Hard to Get As They Once Were

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:35 PM

If terrorists, traitors, communist dictators, useless bureauweenies who facilitate nuclear proliferation, snake oil salesmen, and even neophyte post turtles can have Nobel Peace Prizes, why shouldn't everybody?

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On a tip from Jimbo.



The Company You Keep

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:21 PM

Chairman Zero is right where he belongs — next to Castro's demented henchman on the shelves of a bookstore in communist China:

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While the Moonbat Messiah begs the Chicoms for more loans, others have a less conciliatory attitude toward this growing totalitarian threat. Across the Taiwan Strait:

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If tiny Taiwan can stand up to the communist behemoth, maybe America could too, by refusing to let it buy our country out from under us. All we'd have to do is stop borrowing and live within our means. But that will never happen with our current leadership.

Hat tip: Cristy Li.



Jihad-Enabling Lawyer Finally Going to Jail?

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 12:20 PM

In a 200 page ruling, a U.S. federal appeals court that ordered terrorist-enabling progressive-leftist lawyer Lynne Stewart to get her fat, ugly, America-hating, communist ass in jail; which she has been avoiding since her conviction four years ago on charges of facilitating terrorism. The Court also ordered the trial judge to consider lengthening the 28-month prison sentence. (Ramos and Compean were sentenced to twelve years for defending the border, and she gets 28 months for helping terrorists? WTF?)

Stewart helped her terrorist BFF, Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman --- who was in prison for plotting the multiple terror bombing attacks --- smuggle messages out of prison to his terrorist followers.

KSM and Nadal Hasan have nothing to worry about, though. The ACLU is packed to gunwales with Progressive Left Lynne Stewart Wannabes who would be only too happy to help Al Qaeda in its war against the United States. And with the inevitable trial delays, she may well be out in time to serve on their defense teams; even without the pardon the White House is as likely as not to issue.

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Beauty is skin deep. Communism looks like this

Lest anyone claim it's unfair to smear the progressive left by association with the lovely Ms. Stewart, read the banner.

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I found the above picture at a photo essay where in the communist dingbat addresses what looks like a gathering of socialist metrosexuals. I'm willing to be none of the guys in the photos have ever pumped their own gas.



But... But... There Are No Death Panels

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 10:33 AM

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a government panel of doctors and scientists, has decided that women under 50 don't need Mammograms, and women probably shouldn't perform self-examinations either.

This Panel ... similar to the Comparative Effectiveness Research Commission (CERC) (Section 1401(a), p. 738) in the PelosiCare Bill ... has determined that these tests cost too much, and don't save enough lives to justify them. Tell that to the 40,000 women under 50 who are diagnosed with breast cancer every year.

Left-wingers often caricature the notion of "Death Panels" as though right-wingers are claiming there will literally be bureaucrats before whom sick and elderly people will stand before being sent to the Soylent Greenworks. What the right is concerned about is more insidious than that. The right is concerned about panels like CERC deciding that certain treatments and certain levels of care simply will not be provided to whole classes of people on the basis of these bureaucratic assessments. Which is exactly what happens in Britain under its equivalent to the CERC.

BTW, these commissions would be staffed by unelected, bureaucratic, political appointees. Voters would have no say whatsoever in who was on the commission, and no way of removing them.

"No more breast cancer screenings? I'll drink to that!"



Unnamed Experts Find Michele Bachmann Extreme

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:49 AM

Michele Bachmann must be doing something right. She's scared the pants off moonbats all the way over in England:

Bachmann, at 53, is a darling of the so-called Tea Party movement, which has campaigned vociferously against healthcare reform, the economic stimulus package and legislation to combat climate change. Her followers have been behind mass rallies in Washington and smaller ones all over the country. She has emerged as one of the most visible politicians in America, frequently appearing on the conservative Fox News channel, whose hosts often champion her causes.
She is part of an increasingly visible "female brand" of conservatism that is rising in America in the wake of the election of Obama. They include notable syndicated commentators such as Michelle Malkin and Ann Coulter, whose dislike for liberals has grown ever more shrill in recent months. And, of course, Palin herself. …
All these women express a mood of conservative discontent that is becoming increasingly vocal and, some experts warn, extreme.

The Unnamed Experts have spoken once again.

What's so extreme about Michele Bachmann? She has voiced concern about Chairman Zero's paramilitary "volunteer" programs; she has noted the undeniable fact that Obama holds socialist views; she doesn't pretend to believe in the global warming hoax; she has used the term "gangster government" to describe our gangster government, which greedily expropriates half the wealth we produce; she's Christian; and she has done her part to block Big Government's attempted seizure of the healthcare industry.

Such extreme statements and beliefs have made Bachmann a figure of both fun and fear among liberal Americans, especially in her home state of Minnesota. "It is hard to think that people take her seriously. But on a national level it is happening. It scares me," said Aaron Landry, a senior correspondent at MNpublius.com, a Minnesota-based politics blog.

To quote Ghandi:

First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.

Fear has made the ridicule shrill. The liberal elite establishment is moving on to the fighting stage against patriots like Michele Bachmann.

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Frightening liberal sissies half a world away.

On a tip from Edward.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:19 AM

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On a tip from TED.



EPA Cracks Down on Cap & Trade Dissenters

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:10 AM

We have a consensus on global warming all right — at least to the extent Big Government has been able to impose it. Here's what happens when Environmental Protection Agency employees try to alert the public about the looming catastrophe of Tax & Charade:

The EPA has told two longtime agency veterans and outspoken critics of the administration's cap-and-trade plan to remove any references to the agency in their critiques and to get approval for any future "outside writing projects." That includes removing their critical video from You Tube.
Laurie Williams and Allan Zabel, a married couple and EPA lawyers in San Francisco, have been railing against cap-and-trade proposals for a while. Most recently, they had a sharply-worded op-ed in the Washington Post that said current legislation would be ineffective and even counterproductive.
The couple stressed that the views they expressed were their own — not the agency's. But they also stressed that their years of experience with the EPA, and specifically working on other cap-and-trade programs, informed their views.

Via Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, here's the video our ecofascist rulers have tried to suppress:

On a tip from Varla.



Chairman Zero Bows to Chicoms

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:48 AM

The only way to keep the Moonbat Messiah from bowing obsequiously to foreigners would be to put the Queen of England in front of him. Here he is behind the Bamboo Curtain, via HotAirPundit:

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On a tip from SK.



Moonbat Judge Reversed by SCOTUS 3X --- On the Same Case

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 7:57 AM

In case you are wondering what kind of legal shenanigans await as the terrorist mass-murderer Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is tried in a civilian court that usually handles tax evaders and insider traders, here's a foretaste. Far-left whackjob Ninth Circuit Judge Stephen Reinhardt (a Jimmy Carter appointee) has just been overturned by the Supreme Court on a death penalty case ... for the third time.

The murderer Reinhardt is going to bat for over and over again bludgeoned a woman to death with a dumb-bell and left her to die (she was still fighting for life when paramedics arrived) in order to steal $100 in beer and drug money. An AIDS-ridden cockroach is making better use of my oxygen than this piece of filth. And every time he overturns the death penalty, Reinhardt finds a completely different justification. In one appeal, he said that the piece of human filth was well represented by his defense counsel. In the next appeal, he claims defense counsel was inadequate. First, he says that sufficient evidence was presented at trial. Then, he claims mitigating evidence was left out.

"If the jury had heard even a portion of the available humanizing ... testimony, it is likely that at least one juror would have chosen to spare Belmontes' life," Judge Stephen Reinhardt said in the majority opinion.

Why is the progressive left all about trying to make life easier for brutal criminals, and harder for law-abiding taxpayers? The same people who want Mumia freed and wanted to save the worthless life of Tookie Williams want KSM to have a "fair trial" in a civilian court.

Maybe Obama can save Reinhardt future deliberations by just pardoning the piece of filth and getting him a job with ACORN.

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Has Reinhardt considered the Chewbacca Defense?



Global Warming Produces Plague of Giant Jellyfish

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:52 AM

Even as the wheels come loose from the discredited global warming hoax, the statist media continues to fabricate exotic new threats in an increasingly farcical attempt to scare us into believing in the liberal elite's favorite Trojan horse for totalitarianism. Now we need the Authorities to do something really drastic or we'll be menaced by giant jellyfish:

A blood-orange blob the size of a small refrigerator emerged from the dark waters, its venomous tentacles trapped in a fishing net. Within minutes, hundreds more were being hauled up, a pulsating mass crowding out the catch of mackerel and sea bass.
The fishermen leaned into the nets, grunting and grumbling as they tossed the translucent jellyfish back into the bay, giants weighing up to 200 kilograms (450 pounds), marine invaders that are putting the men's livelihoods at risk. …
Scientists believe climate change — the warming of oceans — has allowed some of the almost 2,000 jellyfish species to expand their ranges, appear earlier in the year and increase overall numbers, much as warming has helped ticks, bark beetles and other pests to spread to new latitudes.
The gelatinous seaborne creatures are blamed for decimating fishing industries in the Bering and Black seas, forcing the shutdown of seaside power and desalination plants in Japan, the Middle East and Africa, and terrorizing beachgoers worldwide, the U.S. National Science Foundation says.

The only solution to a plague of giant jellyfish is still more bloated and omnipresent Big Government, as AP hastens to make clear.

"We have been getting rid of jellyfish. But no matter how hard we try, the jellyfish keep coming and coming," said Fumio Oma, whose crew is out of work after their net broke under the weight of thousands of jellyfish. "We need the government's help to get rid of the jellyfish." …
Addressing the surge in jellyfish blooms in most places will require long-term fixes, such as introducing fishing quotas and pollution controls, as well as capping greenhouse gas emissions to control global warming, experts said.

What experts? What are they experts on? Never mind, all experts know what they're talking about or they wouldn't be experts, and the experts say jellyfish belong on The List.

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If legislation isn't passed, they'll soon crawl out of the sea to attack underprivileged children.

On a tip from Wiggins.


Update:

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Compliments of Patriotic American.



Imaginary America Doing Great Under Obamunism; Real America Not So Much

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:41 AM

The website established (at a cost of $18 million) to track "Stimulus" money and the numbers of "jobs created or saved" shows that the majority of these jobs are located in Congressional Districts that don't exist except in Imaginationland.

In Imaginationland California, Obama's website lists jobs created or saved in congressional districts 57, 64, 67, 76, 80, 91, and 99. Real California, however, only has 53 congressional districts. Imaginationland California has created 110,185 jobs under Obamunism according to the Government. Real California has lost 732,700 jobs this year.

In Imaginationland Minnesota, Obamunism has created jobs in the 13th, 14th, 27th and 57th congressional districts. Real Minnesota has only eight congressional districts.

In Imaginationland Arizona, all 86 Congressional Districts have benefited from the stimulus, as have the 42 Congressional Districts in Connecticut. Real Arizona has only 8 Congressional Districts. Real Connecticut has five.

All in all, $6.4 Billion in real dollars has been spent in 440 imaginary congressional districts. WTF? Maybe the states had to carve out all those new congressional districts to account for all the new "voters" ACORN has registered.

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"Dad, where do Government economic statistics come from?"



KSM, Holder and Obama: Is there Any Hope for Justice?

Posted by The MaryHunter at 6:10 AM

Once again, real slow this time.

The man who brought you this:


september 11

could now very likely get one of these:

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because of these two men:

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With all the expected legal motions and delays from Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's to-be-named ACLU lawyer team, this trial may not even start for another 3 years. By that time, Our Dear Leader will either be out of office, or safely re-elected. Therefore, Obama-Mao may well have no true accountability for this affront to Justice.

If you're still stunned and saddened at the prospects of justice NOT being served, there is a possible up-side for the trial being in Manhattan:

For those who believe this is a very bad decision with little upside for America, the best we might hope for is that the judge is a Jewish woman. That would be sweet revenge for these misogynist anti-Semites.


PSA: See Michael Goldfarb's information on how you might be able to fight Atty. Gen. Holder's nefarious decision.


Goldfarb info on a twip from CO2HOG



Leftist Critic Slams Palin Without Bothering to Read Her Book

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:46 AM

In a rare effort at "balance," the Washington Post assigned conservative Matthew Continetti of the Weekly Standard and liberal dingbat Ana Marie Cox of Air America radio to each write review of Sarah Palin's Going Rogue. Apparently, the dingbat didn't even need to read the book in order to write a review that unsurprisingly consisted almost entirely of snarky Sarah-bashing.

I cannot claim to have completely read "Going Rogue" -- I had to skim the last 150 pages (or more than one-third).

Pretty typical for a lefty. They already know their opinions, don't annoy them with facts or expect them to actually investigate the things they bash. (And I would reckon the truth is she only skimmed the first 150 pp and completely blew off the rest) Showing another typical leftist trait --- complete lack of self-awareness --- the blogger who achieved "fame" by writing a blog consisting of nothing but sexual innuendos about political figures accuses Palin of being "all flash and no substance."

I found myself thinking yesterday,"What if Sarah Palin had said no," when McCain asked her to be vice president; as she should have. Before the left hit her with everything they had, she was a popular and successful governor. If she had said no, she could have avoided the smear campaign and avoided the frivolous ethics charges that ultimately left her with a choice between resigning as governor or declaring bankruptcy. She would have had more time to prepare herself for the national stage and could have emerged in 2012 or 2016 as a very potent national candidate.

Perhaps her fatal mistake was hitching her star to the cranky, decrepit gasbag John McCain. On the other hand, a $5,000,000 book deal and big money on the lecture circuit isn't too bad either. Sarah Palin is still far more accomplished than most of the people snarking about how stupid she is... and that includes David Brooks and Ana Marie Cox.

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Left-wing idiots froth at the mention of her name.



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

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:48 AM

Good Morning Campers, Good Morning Left-Wing Trolls with Embarrassing Skin Conditions,

Item Number One: As one would expect in a government run by a Chicago Street Thug, there's much shadiness in the distribution of Government money. A cursory review of money dispensed through the Stimulus (a.k.a. "Debt-Financed DNC Slush Fund") shows millions of dollars are being spent in Congregational Districts that don't exist. Listings at the Recovery-dot-gov website show millions have been dispensed to the 9th and 86th Congressional District (CD) of Arizona which do not exist, the 42nd CD of Connecticut which does not exist, and to districts in Iowa and Oklahoma which also do not exist.

Oh, and the OMB has admitted that a lot of the jobs they were bragging about creating and saved were totally made up, too.

Item Number Two: The Government of Iran has declared that the enemies of its nuclear program have been defeated, and they are pushing full-speed ahead to nuclear armament. I guess they weren't as impressed with the crease in Obama's pants as David Brooks was.

Item Number Three
: It used to be the the best minds came to the USA for opportunity, and capital followed them. But as the USA becomes increasingly over-regulated and over-taxed, the appeal of doing business here diminishes. It's getting so bad under the Obamunists that entrepreneurs and venture capitalists would rather seek their fortunes in China and India than here. That's just plain sad.


Not a stinger, but a good impersonation:

Mom... my nuts!



Mainline Churches Go to the Dogs

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:28 AM

Since the late 1960's, mainline protestant denominations in the USA have been declining (while evangelical churches are thriving). The old-school churches have watered down the gospel and, in many cases, have become little more than daycare and social activity centers with a vaguely Christian theme. These churches become ever more secularized, and wonder why their congregations are elderly and declining.

A few churches think they've found the answer: Dogs.

Every week, Covenant Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles holds "Canines at Covenant," a service for dogs and their owners, featuring dog treats, dog beds, prayers for pets and even special music, such as "GoD and DoG."

A church in Austin, TX is offering a similar service. I don't think this is an occasion for "outrage," it's more an occasion for "point and laugh." And I get the argument that anything that gets people into church is good. But when I hear people say things like, "dogs are my children," I think their values are misplaced. In most cases, people ought to count more than animals (although I'll make exceptions for Nadal Hasan, Eliot Spitzer, and Bill Maher).



November 16, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:12 PM

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On a tip from nancz.



The Constitution Reduced to Two Words

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:05 PM

The US Constitution is a very brief document, compared to the monstrous 2,000-page obscenity that is the PelosiCare bill. Even so, it's mostly filler, from the statist point of view. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) boils it down to two words: "general welfare."

These two words are like a magical incantation that render the rest of the Constitution null and void. All is permitted the State, so long as our rulers tell us it's to advance their conception of the general welfare.

Hat tip: The Blogprof.



Communist Goons Attack Tea Partiers

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:45 PM

Chairman Zero's supporters demonstrate what patriots are up against:

Supporters of President Obama's Amnesty plans attacked Tea Party Against Amnesty & Illegal Immigration demonstrators in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Sat. November 14, 2009. One of the men attacked is 62 years old. Dave Caulkett of FLIMEN (Floridians for Immigration Enforcement) is assaulted and then kicked in the face while he is down. The other camera man from the Tea Party is hit with several signs.
Those attacking the Americans that oppose Amnesty for illegal aliens were organized by ANSWER Florida.

ANSWER is a communist front group.

Leftists believe in a thug ideology of taking what they want from its rightful owners by force. Since they think like thugs, it's hardly surprising that they also behave like thugs.

On a tip from glenwood183.



A Grownup Weighs in on Chairman Zero's Historic Hubris

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:30 PM

Charles Krauthammer provides a little historical perspective on our self-proclaimed First Pacific President's preposterous ego:

Also, Bush Sr. was the unofficial ambassador to China under Ford. But only Barry Soetoro can claim to be the Moonbat Messiah.

On a tip from Edward.



Massachusetts Parents Equate Santa Claus with the Nazi Swastika

Posted by The MaryHunter at 6:58 PM

The annual Assault on Christmas is revving up this year. Dateline Chelmsford, MA, specifically the Byam Elementary School:

Kathryn McMillan and Kathleen Cullen, who both have children at Byam, asked school officials to allow all holiday items at the gift shop following a ban on Santa, candy canes, stockings, and all Christmas, Hanukkah and other "religious items."
But a meeting with some PTO parents on Thursday night grew heated as emotions got in the way.
"One of the parents said, 'If we allow Santa, what do we say if a child brings in a swastika? Do we allow that too?' "
McMillan said. "All I could think of was, are you kidding? You're comparing a Christmas ornament to a swastika? It seems as if reason is lost somewhere and I just hope we can find it again."

It seems that wrapping paper can even be banned by the bonkers Byam PC police:

Red and green tissue paper to wrap presents was also crossed off the list because it looked too "Christmasy," McMillan said.

I'm wondering if the school had a Halloween gift shop that at least allowed sales of wicken paraphanalia. Indeed, Chelmsford appears only a brimstone's throw away from invoking that tired old meme equating Santa with Satan.

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The resemblance is certainly startling. (Thankfully in black and white.)

On a tip from Anonymous Countermoonbat.



The News Media and the Fort Hood Terrorist Attack - Explained!

Posted by The MaryHunter at 5:22 PM

For a sensible explanation of what the news media are all about in general, and in particular, their coverage of the multi-talented Soldier of Allah/U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan's terrorist massacre at Fort Hood, what better commentator could there be than Uncle Jay. Check out the first minute or so of this vid - or the whole thing, for that matter:




Not in Vain

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:22 PM

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Compliments of Jim Lavery.



Separated at Birth?

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:08 PM

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs and Gibby from the Nickelodious show iCarly:

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Compliments of Ray V.



2010 Master's Canceled … Winner Already Announced

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:11 AM

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On a tip from Air2air.



Tweety Matthews Interviews Nadal Hasan

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 9:36 AM

It's hilarious because it's plausible. Here's a taste:

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Now I hate to bring this up, but those on the right have despicably suggested that the peaceful religion of Islam played a role in your actions that fateful day. How do you respond?


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As a good Muslim, it is my duty to kill the infidels.


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In self-defense, of course.


Read the whole thing...



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:19 AM

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On a tip from TED.



Union Goons Go After Aspiring Eagle Scout

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:04 AM

No good deed goes unpunished, in a country dominated by Comrade Obama's union cronies:

In pursuit of an Eagle Scout badge, Kevin Anderson, 17, has toiled for more than 200 hours over several weeks to clear a walking path in an east Allentown park.
Little did the do-gooder know that his altruistic act would put him in the cross hairs of the city's largest municipal union.
Nick Balzano, president of the local Service Employees International Union, told Allentown City Council Tuesday that the union is considering filing a grievance against the city for allowing Anderson to clear a 1,000-foot walking and biking path at Kimmets Lock Park.
"We'll be looking into the Cub Scout or Boy Scout who did the trails," Balzano told the council.
Balzano said Saturday he isn't targeting Boy Scouts. But given the city's decision in July to lay off 39 SEIU members, Balzano said "there's to be no volunteers." No one except union members may pick up a hoe or shovel, plant a flower or clear a walking path.

Fortunately, it looks like the union may be sensitive enough to public opinion to drop the issue. We wouldn't want Kevin to end up like Ken Gladney, who ran afoul of the SEIU by protesting Obamao's plans to seize control of the healthcare industry.

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Do anything constructive and you'll have them to answer to.

On a tip from Henry.



Anita Dunn Boasts of Damage Done

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:29 AM

White House communications director Anita Dunn was thrown under the bus when it became public knowledge that she regarded genocidal dictator Mao Zedong as one of her "favorite political philosophers." But Dung didn't leave without getting in her licks against the free press, by discouraging other networks from following up on stories broken by the only major news outlet willing to criticize the Obamination Administration on a regular basis, Fox News. The proud Moaist boasts:

People took a step back and said, "Hmm, am I really wanting to go chase those stories?"

But she doesn't pretend the jihad against Fox was her own idea:

I am not a person who is known for going rogue, OK?

That is, she was acting on orders from the top of the dung heap.

Lest anyone think that Dung going under the bus with Van Jones et al. means Chairman Zero is purging his administration of dangerous ultra-left radicals, her husband Bob Bauer has been named to replace Greg Craig (who has represented John W. Hinckley, Jr. and the Cuban government) as White House Counsel.

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On tips from Edward and TED.



Racism Imposed From the Bench

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:57 AM

So much for people being judged by the content of their character. Our president was chosen primarily for his skin color; U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle in Louisiana has ruled that the same should hold true for school board members:

A federal judge ordered the Tangipahoa Parish School Board this week to hire qualified black applicants for administrative positions until 40 percent of these positions are held by black educators, court records show.

Blacks make up only 29% of Tangipahoa Parish's population.

Lemelle has imposed his racial preferences from the bench before:

Last year, Lemelle ordered the School Board to hire a black coach who had been passed over for a job opening at Amite High School.

Say a candidate for an administrative job in the schools of Lemelle's fiefdom has no qualifications whatsoever other than the one that matters, black skin. The superintendent can refuse to recommend him, but…

If the superintendent does not recommend a black applicant for a position, he must submit written reasons to a committee made up of the chief desegregation plan implementation officer, director of personnel and minority recruitment officer.
This committee then may interview the rejected applicant and decide whether to recommend that person to the School Board anyway.

The objective of course is "diversity" — that is, naked anti-Caucasian racism.

On a tip from Andrea.



Morning Briefs: Stuff You May Have Read Somewhere Else

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:55 AM

Good Morning Campers, Good Morning Menopausal Men of the Left,

Item Number One: NY Times columnist David Brooks expresses the opinion that "Sarah Palin is an idiot." Consider that this assessment is coming from a guy who decided to support Obama after being wowed by the crease in his pants.

“I remember distinctly an image of–we were sitting on his couches, and I was looking at his pant leg and his perfectly creased pant,” Brooks says, “and I’m thinking, a) he’s going to be president and b) he’ll be a very good president.”

That's what passes for intellectual discussion in the Cult of Obama.

Item Number Two: The deranged harridans of Code Pink are claiming that Nidal Hasan's mass murder was a protest by a "military officer" against the War in Afghanistan. Quoth the Gorgons: "The recent shootings at Ft. Hood ... demonstrate how even our military officers are opposed to US strategy in Afghanistan." Code Pink is simply living up to the motto of the anti-war left "We Support Our Troops When They Shoot Their Officers." Or, vice versa, apparently.

Item Number Three: Democrats are pitching a fit over plans to burn Nancy Pelosi in effigy at an anti-PelosiCare rally in Virginia. I really don't see what the big deal is. Burning politicians in effigy harms no one, and has a long history in political protests. IDK, maybe it's just because Democrats are a bunch of whining cry-babies who consider any criticism of them to be "Un-American."

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Border Security Takes Back Seat to Environmental Concerns

Posted by The MaryHunter at 3:45 AM

The national embarrassment that is our "border security" continues to not be taken seriously. Now, it's a battle between the Interior and Homeland Security departments:

In the battle on the U.S.-Mexico border, the fight against illegal immigration often loses out to environmental laws that have blocked construction of parts of the "virtual fence" and that threaten to create places where agents can't easily track illegal immigrants.
Documents obtained by Rep. Rob Bishop and shared with The Washington Times show National Park Service staffers have tried to stop the U.S. Border Patrol from placing some towers associated with the virtual fence, known as the Secure Border Initiative or SBInet, on wilderness lands in parks along the border.
In a remarkably candid letter to members of Congress, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said her department could have to delay pursuits of illegal immigrants while waiting for horses to be brought in so agents don't trample protected lands, and warns that illegal immigrants will increasingly make use of remote, protected areas to avoid being caught.

But wait, it gets better:

The documents also show the Interior Department has charged the Homeland Security Department $10 million over the past two years as a "mitigation" penalty to pay for damage to public lands that agencies say has been caused by Border Patrol agents chasing illegal immigrants.

Rep. Bishop, Utah Republican, is having none of this:

"If wilderness designation gets in the way of a secure southern border, I want the designation changed. "

Good luck with that, bud. We already know that Nappy Napolitano does not consider border security and immigration as paramount to our national interest: political correctness and diversity are much more important. The bizarre priorities of our country, the inter-agency fighting, and enviro-moonbattery run amok in our federal government, all lead toward the same result: our borders are still like a sieve, our national security is still at risk.


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Protection of the U.S. border is clearly not among the administration's top priorities.



November 15, 2009

Abscam Jack in Command

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:12 PM

This is the sort of farce our democratic institutions degenerate into when the government is run by crumbs like the treasonous porkster John Murtha:

On a tip from TED.



Spot the Crawling Moonbat

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:48 PM

Can you find the obsequious moonbat among these world leaders?

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Here's a hint: moonbats are characterized by a servile attitude toward foreign royalty, whereas credible leaders are not known to bow and abase themselves before the Japanese Emperor.

On a tip from BackPain.



The Master Speaker and the Fashion Queen

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:38 PM

Compliments of RobKraft.



Candidate Obama Opposed Coercive Healthcare Coverage

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:31 PM

Here's Comrade Obamao before the election, assuring us that he wouldn't support healthcare coverage imposed by force:

Maybe Chairman Zero will veto PelosiCare out of respect for individual liberty and so that people would be able to take him at his word. Maybe I'll grow wings and fly off to outer space.

On a tip from Knights of the Dumb Table.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:07 PM

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On a tip from Oiao.



More Shame

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:50 AM

I wonder how many survivors of the Bataan death march lived to see the Affirmative Action farce we're supposed to regard as President bowing and scraping obsequiously before the Japanese Emperor.

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Powerline comments:

Obama's breach of protocol is of a piece with the substance of his foreign policy. He means to teach Americans to bow before monarchs and tyrants. He embodies the ideological multiculturalism that sets the United States on the same plane as other regimes based on tribal privilege and royal bloodlines. He gives expressive form to the idea that the United States now willingly prostrates itself before the rest of the world. He declares that the United States is a country like any other, only worse, because we have so much for which to apologize.

But then, maybe he wasn't really bowing. Here he is, just happening to leave the erroneous impression that he was bowing to Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah (actually, he was looking for a lost contact lens):

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For his lowest bow yet, here's the Moonbat Messiah granting a show trial soapbox to Osama bin Laden's top terrorists:

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In case the media spins this by claiming that everybody else bows to the Japanese Emperor so America ought to start doing the same, HotAirPundit proves otherwise.

It will take decades to get the egg off our face after letting this Marxist clown play President.

Greta Perry of Right Pundits comments on etiquette.

On tips from Edward, Bergbikr, C B, J, Byron, Bill T, John L, SK, Moonbat Skullcracker, Oaio, and Bob S. Hat tip: American Power.



Obamamania Explained -- and How to Defend Yourself

Posted by The MaryHunter at 9:36 AM

According to anonymous sources, the Obamanation efforts at mind control are due to bazillions of nanobots one can inadvertently ingest when drinking the Obama Kool-Aid. These nanobots head straight for the pleasure centers of the brain and await psychotronic orders from Our Dear Leader, President Obama.

When Obama speaks, the nanobots stimulate, giving the unsuspecting a profound sense of euphoria. Meaningless statements such as "Yes, we can", "We are the change we are waiting for", and especially "Hope and Change" suddenly become the mind-numbing focus of one's life and well-being. Unrelenting desire to profess oneness with The One ensues, with concomitant deterioration of other higher mental functions and loss of personal hygiene.

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According to some reports, the nanobots are particularly sensitive to the special coded language that Obama emits when he speaks truly from the heart, without the aid of his teleprompter. What the uninfected hear as mindless stammering, petulance, and/or socialist rants is perceived by the nanobots as a clarion call for hyperstimulation of the nucleus accumbens and septum pellucidium, with augmentation of the hypocampus and other as yet undetermined submission centers of the brainstem and cortex. In short: the afflicted are rendered mindless mush, putty in his hands.

How to avoid these and other pesky mind-control efforts from the left, far-left, skinhead-right, Newt Gingrich, and even LaRouchians? Astute reader SK offered up the most sensible defense: the Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie (AFDB), also known as Tinfoil Hats.

AFDBs have been around for years and are well known for their excellent protective properties in thwarting attempts at mind control. It has been recently shown that they are effective against this new form of nano-Obamamania attack, as well. SK offered up this website as your best source of the latest in background information and instructions on how to create, use, and care for your very own AFDB.

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The Ultimate AFDB, complete with retractable antenna. Image: AFDB.

Update: as an extra treat, see the testimonial from Eneils Bailey posted here on November 14, 2009 8:29 PM



More Sarah Palin Derangement Syndrome

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 7:55 AM

Well, yesterday's post that mentioned Sarah Palin evoked the expected Pavlovian response from the lefty trolls, so let's see if we can provoke the attack chihuahuas into furious fits of yipping again.

Item Number One: Deranged Palin-Stalker Andrew Sullivan -- who developed a deranged obsession with the idea that Trig Palin is not Sarah Palin's son -- Now claims it was *she* who was obsessed with *him.* Um, yeah, Andy, posting dozens of entries on your weblog promoting conspiracy theories about Sarah Palin definitely proves that she is stalking you.(AIDS-related dementia isn't pretty, kids. Please, don't be gay! And don't smoke, because, smoking is gay).

Item Number Two: Newsweek, the dying fringe-left publication with plummeting circulation has a new cover story timed to coincide with the release of Sarah Palin's best-selling memoirs, warning that Sarah Palin is a deadly threat to the GOP and a nation as a whole; mainly because she embodies and promotes traditional values of self-reliance, independence, and love for family that horrify the left-wing elites.

Item Number Three: MSDNC's Larry O'Donnell was all but literally frothing at the mouth as he denounced Palin's best-selling memoir as an "index and footnote free, score settling campaign memoir" possessing "[no] mind numbing charts or graphs, no big words, no scholarly Latin phrases, like caveat emptor."

If Sarah Palin is a joke, then why is the left-wing obsessed with destroying her? The right directs similar fury at Barack Obama, fair enough, but Obama is actually in power and making many bad decisions that actually affect our lives. Sarah Palin is a private citizen, with no power to rule over anyone. One can disagree with Palin's values, but it's not as if she's running up massive federal deficits or dithering over war strategy while our soldiers are dying in Afghanistan.

John Edwards is in many ways the left-wing's analog to Sarah Palin, being the VP candidate on a losing presidential ticket and now a private citizen. (Newsweek did a cover story on John Edwards, too, once. Compare and contrast.) Sure, the right made fun of John Edwards. How could you not? The ambulance-chasing pretty boy with the enormous ugly house who knocked up a "campaign aide" while his wife fought cancer; the guy's a walking punchline. But did the right-wing media engage in an all-out, scorched Earth war on John Edwards? Hardly, because when someone really is a self-evident joke, those tactics are not necessary.

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Also, our jokes about John Edwards were a heck of a lot funnier



November 14, 2009

Corrupt Former Congressman Jefferson Gets Just Desserts, But Is America Better Off?

Posted by The MaryHunter at 10:12 PM

Corrupt-Beyond-Approach Democrat William Jefferson, former New Orleans U.S. Representative, gets 13 years up the river for all sorts of nasties:

A federal judge in Alexandria, Va., handed down the sentence to Mr. Jefferson, a 62-year-old Democrat ousted by voters last year. He had been convicted by a jury of bribery, money laundering and racketeering in schemes that prosecutors said he devised to enrich himself and his family.

The best part of the story is that the "alleged" bribe money was stuffed into boxes of veggie burgers. Goes to show you: Just say beef.

Of course, his replacement, RINO Rep. Anh "Joe" Cao, if at least not as corruptible (yet -- this is Louisiana after all), was the lone Republican vote for PelosiCare. Who knows, if he keeps his freezer clean, perhaps he'll have a long run in that congressional seat.

Which, of course, provides a segue to this video:

Your party won't like this, no how... and how. Video credit.

On tips from Anonymous Countermoonbat.



CAIR Proud of Its Media Influence

Posted by The MaryHunter at 7:58 PM

The Council on American-Islamic Relations boasts of how it was out front in condemning the Ft. Hood terrorist massacre:

In a fundraising letter, CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad told potential donors that within hours of the attack by a Muslim Army major, the Washington, D.C.-based group issued a statement of condemnation to thousands of local, national and international media outlets.
"Perhaps you saw CAIR spokespeople interviewed on MSNBC's Hardball or on PBS's NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, CNN, MSNBC, or the BBC," Awad writes. "Or maybe you read CAIR quotes in the Washington Post, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, or USA Today."
"Our tone and immediate response is paying off," Awad said in the fundraising appeal. "Major media acknowledged the strong statement that American Muslims issued condemning the Fort Hood attack. On CNN, Anderson Cooper reported that CAIR 'reacted to the shooting spree, condemning the attack in the strongest terms possible.' On MSNBC's 'Hardball,' Chris Matthews noted that CAIR was 'quick to condemn the massacre.'"

Proud as punch they are, it seems.

But wait, wasn't CAIR named in 2008 as an unindicted co-conspirator in what amounted to the largest terrorism-finance case in U.S. history? And isn't there FBI evidence that Awad himself has direct ties to Hamas, indeed, one of the top Hamas operatives in the US?

Oh yea, it's that CAIR. Just in October, a new book came out with details:

D.C.-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, is not the beneficent Muslim civil-rights group it claims to be. Indisputable evidence now demonstrates CAIR and other "mainstream" Islamic groups are acting as fronts for a well-funded conspiracy of the Muslim Brotherhood – the parent of al-Qaida and Hamas – to infiltrate and destroy the American system.

And aren't CAIR leaders including their communications director Ibrahim Hooper, on record as wanting America to become a Muslim country?

"I wouldn't want to create the impression that I wouldn't like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future," Hooper told the Minneapolis Star Tribune in 1993. "But I'm not going to do anything violent to promote that. I'm going to do it through education."

Whew, I'm glad we have that all straight. Then again, perhaps another Muslim public relations group the State-Run Media should consider listening to is Muslims Against Sharia.


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Just a pipe dream?

On a tip from SK.



Environmentalist Stupidity Watch

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 1:53 PM

A couple of notes on the stupidity that passes for environmental policy among the Progressive Elite. First off, Australia has already enacted the type of Cap and Trade regulations strongly favored by the Obamacrats in Congress and the White House. The result: Energy prices immediately shot up 20% and will double by 2015. Of course, only right-wing lunatics point out that cap and trade schemes are massively expensive and completely ineffective.

Also, according to a new study, land use has a far greater impact on climate than "greenhouse gas" emissions. Urban sprawl has more climate impact than SUV's, but don't expect the progressive elite to jump on this because urban sprawl in the US is caused by immigration-fueled population growth. And it is forbidden on the left to even discuss limiting immigration. So, we have to pretend that the US can "welcome" millions of illegal immigrants with no environmental consequences. Just like, we have to pretend that drilling for oil off Brazil is environmentally benign, but drilling off the American coast will destroy the ecology of the Earth.



Ridiculous Overkill

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 11:11 AM

How much does the left-wing press hate/fear Sarah Palin? Well, the Associated Press assigned no fewer than 11 writers to fact-check her book, Going Rogue.

11 guys to read Sarah Palin's memoir and look for errors. How many guys did the AP assign to fact check the books Barack Obama "wrote?" For that matter, did the AP assign anyone to read the PelosiCare Bill? Or, did they just repeat what Nancy Pelosi's flacks told them to say about it?

These eleven guys, working 'round the clock, dug deep into the text and found a grand total of six "errors." Not only that, but this is what they count as an error:

PALIN: Says she made frugality a point when traveling on state business as Alaska governor, asking "only" for reasonably priced rooms and not "often" going for the "high-end, robe-and-slippers" hotels.
THE FACTS: Although she usually opted for less-pricey hotels while governor, Palin and daughter Bristol stayed five days and four nights at the $707.29-per-night Essex House luxury hotel (robes and slippers come standard)...

So, in other words, the genius writers at the Ass Press don't know the different between "not often" and "never."

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Catching flak from the same press that makes Levi Johnston the most glorified deadbeat dad since Kwame Kilpatrick

Meanwhile, Powerline, without the aid of full-time played Columbia Journalism grads at their disposal, fact-checks the fact-checkers.



Why the KSM Show Trial Makes Sense

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:57 AM

I clearly remember the feeling of waiting for the other shoe to drop while working in Manhattan in the weeks following 9/11. Years later, it finally has. Terrorism isn't just about murder and mayhem. It's a form of propaganda. First you get everyone's attention with an audacious atrocity. Then you deliver your message. Now that the US Government is controlled by vermin so treasonous and vile that they would pander to Al Qaeda to score cheap political points against the previous administration, Step 2 can get underway with Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's farcical civilian trial.

KSM won't be the one on trial. He's already admitted to everything. America will be on trial. The full impact of 9/11 will not be felt until the terrorists who brought it about stand a few miles away from the continually festering empty sockets of Ground Zero and denounce this country with our own government's tacit approval.

From Obama's point of view, the appalling decision to give Al Qaeda this soapbox makes perfect sense. His approval ratings are in a nose dive, and the public is close to open rebellion over his ham-fisted plans to seize control of the healthcare industry. Obama's base is the rabidly anti-American left; he won election by attracting moderates who had been exhausted by Bush fatigue. He ran against Bush in 2008 and won, despite Bush not being on the ballot. This show trial will allow him to run against Bush again — and against the rotten country America allegedly was before he began to "fundamentally transform" it into a socialist utopia.

For many years Obama has been a close friend of Bill Ayers, an infamous terrorist who bombed the Pentagon and the Capitol, yet walked off scot-free on a technicality. He knows the same could happen to the 9/11 mastermind and/or other top terrorists. But this is a risk our Community Activist in Chief is willing to take for the sake of trying to prop up his sagging political support.

The election of Barack Hussein Obama is without question the most contemptible event in American history.

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Thanks to Obama, 9/11 isn't over.



Still Not Proud of His Country

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:11 AM

Remember the Moonbat Messiah's crotch salute?

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Here's video of it, via Atlas Shrugs:

Apparently, the guy supposedly qualified by his skin color and the mere mass of his ego to be President of the United States still doesn't know what every seven-year-old at a ball game knows: you show respect for this country when the National Anthem is playing. Here's our contemptuous Ditherer in Chief on Memorial Day 2009:

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The teleprompter in front of him should read: Hand on the heart, you insolent punk.

On tips from Byron and Burning Hot. Hat tip: Lucianne.com.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:09 AM

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On a tip from TED.



Sometimes, You Have to LOL to Keep from Screaming

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:27 AM

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Flights of MSM Fancy: When Air Force One Is Not Air Force One

Posted by The MaryHunter at 7:20 AM

The media and blogosphere were abuzz yesterday over the announcement that self-professed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will be judged by a jury of "his peers" in a Manhattan "criminal court." But was the coverage slanted, you ask? From the Reuter's news coverage, intrepid blogger Jim Lynch of Bright and Early made an astute observation. Quoting Reuters:

Several security scares since 2001 — a 2007 steam pipe explosion and earlier this year a low flying plane trailed by a fighter jet flying over the Statue of Liberty for a photo shoot — have created panic among still jittery New Yorkers.


To remind, via Gateway Pundit:

Amusing to no end, the lengths that the State-Run Media will go, to make Our Dear Leader B. Hussein Obama's feces smell sweet.



Mileage Tax Imposed in Holland

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 7:10 AM

In an unholy marriage between Big Brother and the Tax Man, the Dutch government will now be monitoring, via GPS, every driver in every car in the country for purposes of taxation.

The Cabinet approved a bill Friday calling for drivers of an average passenger car to pay a base rate of euro0.03 per 1 kilometer (7 US cents per mile), beginning in 2012. Drivers of heavier, more polluting vehicles will pay more, and the cost will go up for driving in peak hours.

Allegedly, this is to reduce congestion and, of course, "carbon emissions." Seems every scheme for saving the Earth comes down to giving up more freedom and more money to the Government.

The Dutch people acquiesced to this scheme in exchange for reductions in other automobile related taxes. But, guess what's written into the law...

The tax will increase every year until 2018 and could be adjusted if it fails to change traffic patterns.

Suckers.



"What Is This Like?" --- A Weekend Diversion

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:07 AM

Have you read where PBO is preparing --- once he signs his multi-trillion dollar bill health care --- to really buckle down and get serious about reducing the deficit?

ROFLMFAO.

It gets better. If you read the article, they aren't even talking about reducing the deficit in 2010 (which will be over a Trillion dollars) or 2011 (ditto) or even 2012 (ditto)... but just to come up with some scheme that says someday they'll get the deficit under control. Eventually. Maybe. Unless, of course, they really need to keep running massive deficits.

This gave me idea --- a diverting game of "What is this like?"--- i.e. "This is like a crackhead saying he just needs one more hit of crack to give him the strength to get off crack." Or, "This is like Kirstie Ally swearing she's gonna start that diet right after the holidays are over." But I'm sure you guys can come up with clever, scathing analogies, so let's have them. Post your analogy and if we get more than, say, 20 of 'em, we'll post the best ones in the Monday Morning Briefs.

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The Democrats can quit spending any time they want



November 13, 2009

Gaia wants you to go sockless a la 'Miami Vice'

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:38 PM

Aquatarkus thinks this guy is a genius.

Sculptor and artistic luminary Antony Gormley shares his wisdom on matters ecological. “Dispense with your socks,” says he. “This is a time of global warming. Through our feet we can begin to feel it.” This is no doubt because “our feet connect with our brains” and “engage with time.” And what’s more, “through our feet we can begin to be one people, standing through gravity on one Earth.” Yes, standing through gravity, united in our socklessness. Go barefoot for Gaia, people. It’s “an act of solidarity.”

Hat Tip: David Thompson



Obamamania Open Thread

Posted by The MaryHunter at 4:52 PM

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Muslim Hate Crimes

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 2:04 PM

The Progressive and the Mainstream Media (but I repeat myself) got all worried that after an Islamist killed 14 human beings at Fort Hood, that Christians would go mad with rage and an epidemic of anti-Muslims hate crimes would follow. Because, to left-wing logic, Jesus Christ's most devout followers will show their faith by behaving in exactly the opposite way Jesus Christ taught them to.

Well, there have been some incidents of violence since the Fort Hood terror attack.

In Hayward, California, a Christian employee at a mall kiosk attacked a shopper for wearing a hijab... Oops, no, wait, it was a Muslim employee who attacked a Christian shopper for wearing a crucifix.

Police arrested 22-year-old Abdul Walid Hamid of Hayward on the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 4, after he reportedly tore a crucifix from a person's neck and scared others at Stoneridge Shopping Center. According to reports, Hamid was yelling "Allah is power" and "Islam is great" while holding a pen in a fist over his head.

And in Rochester, New York, a man tried to run down pedestrians in his car while shouting "Jesus Loves You." No, not really. Though the crime seems to be more about bad taste in "women" than about jihad, there are some interesting details.

According to court documents, when he was arrested, Munir Muthana was yelling remarks such as “F*** the police,” "Ben Franklin was stupid," “The Muslims will fix this country,” and “I was trying to fight that f***** shemale.” .... While he was also heard muttering words like "jihad" and "hating Americans," he also reportedly said he didn't hate Americans, just police.

I wonder if Munir Muthana will be on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's jury. He is Obama has entitled him to a jury of his peers.



Chairman Zero to Begin Purging Republicans from Civil Service Jobs

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 1:49 PM

Remember the massive tantrums thrown by the left when the Bush Administration fired a handful of U.S. Attorneys? Do you remember that? How the left howled endlessly about how terrible it was to fire these attorneys for "political" reasons? Remember how the Obamacrat Congress agreed this was a terrible, terrible misuse of power and demanded full investigations?

Amazing how on 01.20.2009, all the rules changed.

Under new (Obama Administration) rules, made retroactive for five years, the Office of Personnel Management will examine civil service employees who got their start as political appointees in the Bush administration and terminate those employees. The order is retroactive to 2004, that moment when a number of Republican congressional staffers and others sought to embed into the second Bush administration right after the election.

Hope, Change, and Purging of All Who Might Be Disloyal to Dear Leader. It's how they do it in Chicago.

(via RedState)



If You're Fat, Go Give Birth in a Gutter

Posted by The MaryHunter at 12:58 PM

...or, at least not in our birthing center, say the noble souls at this UK facility:

Weston General Hospital, in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, has a low-risk midwife maternity unit and can only safely admit women with a body mass index (BMI) of up to 34.
This equates to an average 5ft 6in (168cm) woman weighing 15 stone (95kg).

That's 210 lb to you and me.

Women above the specified weight are sent 20 miles to the nearest fully-facilitated maternity unit at St Michael's Hospital in Bristol.
The policy also includes women who have gained 44lb (20kg) in 36 weeks of pregnancy.

Ladies in the audience can discuss how common a 45 lb weight gain is. I've certainly heard of them.

If the hospital isn't competent to handle the potential complications from such births (is there an OB-GYN in the audience to discuss these?) then why can't the place upgrade its facilities, rather than put women and babies at even greater risk by transporting them an extra 20 miles? Apparently, people don't matter, even when seconds count, if they are a little overweight.

Reason 3,492 to fight socialized medicine.

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Chubby mothers? Second-class citizens. What's next: chubby babies?



Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Could Walk

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:16 AM

Elections have consequences. One consequence of voters' appalling lapse of judgment last November is that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind behind the Muslim atrocities of 9/11, may soon be free to plot future terror attacks at his leisure.

Mohammed and the four others — Waleed bin Attash, Ramzi Binalshibh, Mustafa Ahmad al-Hawsawi and Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali — are accused of orchestrating the attacks that killed 2,973 people on Sept. 11, 2001, and will now be tried in a courtroom down the street from the World Trade Center.

We all know they're guilty. But in a civilian circus of a trial, information gathered through means of which our liberal rulers disapprove — e.g., waterboarding — will be inadmissible. If O.J. could walk, so could K.S.M.

Maybe that's what it will take for people to understand just how insane and disgusting it was to put a leftist punk in charge of our country.

Lawmakers and victims' families expressed outrage Friday that President Obama has approved a recommendation to try self-proclaimed Sept. 11 architect Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Guantanamo Bay to New York to face trial in a civilian federal court.
"These terrorists planned and executed the mass murder of thousands of innocent Americans. Treating them like common criminals is unconscionable," Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said in a statement.
"This, I think, will go down as one of the worst decisions any president has ever made," said Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.
"The only thing they are going to do is give them a stage to mock us … and this makes me sick to my stomach," said Tim Brown, a former New York City firefighter and founder of Thebravest.com, a group that is petitioning the administration not to bring terrorists to civilian courts.

If Khalid Sheikh Mohammad's next masterpiece involves a mushroom cloud, there may come a day when people are torn apart by angry mobs on mere suspicion of having supported the traitors who are doing this to our country.

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K.S.M. has a friend in the White House.

On a tip from Varla.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:57 AM

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Compliments of Zappatrust.



Ditherer-in-Chief

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:53 AM

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Thanks, Nancz



Moonbat Tech: Trash-Powered Streetlight

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:41 AM

The latest in eco-technology, via Yanko Design:

A lamppost powered by trash seems like a strange idea but if you think about the ratio between city trash and energy needs — things start to make sense, kinda. This lamppost composts trash and uses the methane byproduct as a fuel to power the lamps. The compost can then be retrieved to re-green our cities.

Maybe a troll could volunteer to translate this text out of the Moonbattese:

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Air2air investigates the efficiency of garbage-powered streetlights:

The designer forgot to consider the actual mechanism the light would use to turn the trash into electricity, but:
• I looked up the actual power consumption of a streetlight, and it's 800 to 1,000 watts/hour.
• The smallest Honda gas-powered generator, the EU1000, will provide that power consuming about one pint of gasoline per hour.
Regarding methane, it is considered a much more destructive greenhouse gas than C02. From Wikipedia:
"Methane is a relatively potent greenhouse gas with a high global warming potential of 72 (averaged over 20 years) or 25 (averaged over 100 years). Methane in the atmosphere is eventually oxidized, producing carbon dioxide and water. As a result, methane in the atmosphere has a half life of seven years."
To really produce methane, animal excrement produces over 200 times more than trash by volume, due to nitrogen content. Paper and half-eaten snickers bars just don't produce energy. According to methane power pioneer Harold Bate:
"After experiments with just about every type of animal manure, I found I got the best results from mixing that of chickens and pigs. Chicken manure contains more nitrogen than others and pig droppings are useful because they generate heat so well."
Over a period of several weeks of fermentation, you can produce the equivalent of 50 gallons of gasoline from 300 pounds of chicken and pig manure. Therefore, to power a streetlight:
1. The generator would require a gallon of gas every day, if the light was on for eight hours.
2. 300 lbs of manure could create that much gas for each streetlight — if it was refreshed and topped off every day.
3. To use trash instead, each streetlight's bin would have to accomodate 60,000 lbs. of trash.
Of course, the energy costs of moving and processing 60,000 lbs. of trash per streetlight were not considered by the designer either.

Fortunately, green technology doesn't have to actually work. It just has to make liberals feel good about themselves, so as to attract government subsidies.



It's Called Hypocrisy (And Unlike Most Leftists, I Can Actually Spell That Word Correctly)

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:05 AM

BTW Did you guys know that the health care plan for employees of the Republican National Committee covers abortions?

First Scozzafava and now this. Bad RNC! Bad! No money for you!

Update: Either "Never Mind" or "That was quick!"

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Liberal Blog Learns to Appreciate W

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:59 AM

Despite his Big Government tendencies, at least W is a class act — as even the libs at HillBuzz now acknowledge:

If you have been reading us for any length of time, you know that we used to make fun of "Dubya" nearly every day…parroting the same comedic bits we heard in our Democrat circles, where Bush is still, to this day, lampooned as a chimp, a bumbling idiot, and a poor, clumsy public speaker.
Oh, how we RAILED against Bush in 2000…and how we RAILED against the surge in support Bush received post-9/11 when he went to Ground Zero and stood there with his bullhorn in the ruins on that hideous day.
We were convinced that ANYONE who was president would have done what Bush did, and would have set that right tone of leadership in the wake of that disaster. President Gore, President Perot, President Nader, you name it. ANYONE, we assumed, would have filled that role perfectly.
Well, we told you before how much the current president, Dr. Utopia, made us realize just how wrong we were about Bush. We shudder to think what Dr. Utopia would have done post-9/11. He would have not gone there with a bullhorn and struck that right tone. More likely than not, he would have been his usual fey, apologetic self and waxed professorially about how evil America is and how justified Muslims are for attacking us, with a sidebar on how good the attacks were because they would humble us.
Honestly, we don't think President Gore would have been much better that day. The world needed George W. Bush, his bullhorn, and his indominable spirit that day…and we will forever be grateful to this man for that.
As we will always be grateful for what George and Laura Bush did this week, with no media attention, when they very quietly went to Ft. Hood and met personally with the families of the victims of this terrorist attack. …
We hope someday to be able to thank George W. and Laura in person for all they've done, and continue to do. They didn't have to head to Ft. Hood. That was not their responsibility.
The Obamas should have done that.
But didn't.
Wouldn't.
Thank goodness George W. is still on his watch, with wonderful Laura at his side.

Somehow I doubt that when the current nightmare is over, anyone is going to look back with newfound appreciation of the decency and patriotism of the crew we've got in the White House now.

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Class in Washington is sorely missed.

On a tip from Antara.



Ain't Hope and Change Great?

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 7:56 AM

Remember when the Republicans controlled Congress and the White House? Remember how they voted massive taxpayer bailouts for the Wall Street rich, while poor and middle class Americans were reduced to lining up at Wal-Mart at midnight to buy food on their meager unemployment and welfare checks. Remember how the Republicans' rich buddies on Wall Street were doing just fine while the rest of the country was mired in massive unemployment.

Oh, wait! That wasn't the Republicans. The Democrats ran Congress when the Wall Street bailouts were pushed through. And then a Democrat was elected president and even more bailouts were pushed through (the "Stimulus). And the bankers and Wall Street guys are still getting bailed out. But the little guys are still lining up at Wal-Mart and worried about losing their jobs and their homes.

And instead of doing anything to help the economy, the Obamacrats are trying to make the business climate even more hostile with climate change regulation and a massive new health care entitlement. Because those are the priorities of the elite left, and as long as the recession isn't eating into any of their trust funds, they don't give a damn about the middle and working classes.

You're doing a heckuva job, Peebo.

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Give Nancy a big hug



Nidal Malik Hasan's True Motive as Revealed by Daily Kos

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:23 AM

We know Nidal Malik Hasan can't be a Muslim terrorist, because believing that would be insensitive to the Islamic death cult bent on our destruction. The media tried post-traumatic stress syndrome, but Hasan has never been in combat. The media also floated "compassion fatigue" as an excuse for murdering 14 people, but that just set off bitter laughter. Finally, the Daily Kos proved its lasting relevance by coming up with this one:

He was trying to save these troops from the horrors of war that he heard about from returning troops.

In a reader poll, this answer was chosen by 8% of Daily Kos readers.

What a thoughtful guy, gunning down unarmed soldiers so that they wouldn't have to face the horrors of war. No wonder liberals twist themselves into knots trying to portray him in a sympathetic light.

Hat tip: Hot Air Pundit, on a tip from SK.



Great Fundraiser for Schools: Selling Grades

Posted by The MaryHunter at 5:55 AM

Only in America would a school undermine the concept of education in order to raise money:


GOLDSBORO, N.C. – A middle school in North Carolina is selling test scores to students in a bid to raise money.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Wednesday that a parent advisory council at Rosewood Middle School in Goldsboro come up with the fundraising plan after last year's chocolate sale flopped.

So, instead of spreading obesity, the parents and teachers would rather generate children with no respect for the education system, who believe that academic success is for sale.

The school will sell 20 test points to students for $20.
Students can add 10 extra points to each of two tests of their choice. The extra points could take a student from a "B" to an "A" on those tests or from a failing grade to a passing grade.

Cry foul? Don't bother, the school's principal has it covered:

Principal Susie Shepherd says it's not enough of an impact to change a student's overall grades.

In which case, of course, the whole fundraiser is a scam.

No wonder our system produces so many adults who can't think to save their lives.



Morning Briefs: Stuff You May Have Already Read Somewhere Else

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:31 AM

Good Morning Campers and Strange Furry Creatures from Alpha Centauri

Item Number One: The MSM has no trouble labeling anyone to right of Olympia Snowe hardcore conservative. So, what do you think the MSM would call a senator who's an open, avowed socialist? In the case of Bernie Sanders (S-VT), the phrase they us is "left leaning." What an understatement. Bernie leans toward socialist in the same sense that Balloon Daddy leans toward getting some publicity for himself. If an avowed socialist can't be described as a leftist, who can be? Do you ever hear the MSM ever describe anything or anyone as "hard left?" Not even Castro or Chavez.

Item Number Two: Bill Clinton whines about the treatment of women on the show 'Mad Men.' Apparently, women around the Sterling Coop office are treated as nothing more than objects for the sexual gratification of men. This is like Roman Polanski complaining that Miley Cyrus's skirts are too short. Very much like that, in fact.

Item Number Three: Headline of the day: Irish priest kidnapped in Philippines released by MILF. (Hey, I never said every item had to be about left-wing insanity.) The article quotes the kidnap victim --- I am not making this up --- as saying "I think if they wanted to kidnap somebody they'd be inclined to go for a much younger man "

Have a nice weekend. Here's a stinger that kind of sums up my feelings on the past week.



GM Sends Bailout Money Overseas while Planning American Layoffs

Posted by The MaryHunter at 4:43 AM

Remember that $50.2 bazillion bailout that GM received earlier this year, turning it into Government Motors (a federally supported subsidiary of the UAW)? And how that bailout was supposed to ultimately save American jobs and keep that vital automotive sector alive?

Fast forward about half a year to this, your tax dollars at work in Latin America:

For example, "Government Motors" is spending your tax dollars in Brazil. According to the president of GM Brazil-Mercosur, Jaime Ardila, the $1 billion to "complete the renovation of the line of products up to 2012" will come from the $50.2 billion bailout GM received earlier this year. Yet at the same time, GM says it intends to eliminate 21,000 U.S. jobs by the end of 2010.

I'm sure they'll only be firing marketing and publicity personnel, since they'll have the Obama Administration to handle all of that now. But wait, let's not forget our bailout-worthy friends just across the border:

GM plans new investments in Mexico of $1.2 billion through 2011.

...and don't even think about forgetting our environmentally sensitive friends half way around the globe:

[GM] has promised to "continue to invest heavily" in China and to roll out at least five new brands there before the end of the year.

But wait: What about our European allies, most of which just love our new New Dear Leader so very much? OK, why not:

And last Thursday, General Motors Chief Executive Officer Fritz Henderson said the company could tap some U.S. government aid to help restructure the company's European Opel unit. According to GM statements, "as a matter of principle, [the U.S. authorities] are not opposed to GM making investments in its foreign operations."

When "a matter of principle" stands in apparent contradiction to the whole presumed point of the government takeover of GM -- to save American jobs, prop up a (decaying but yet somehow vitally important) American industry, and thereby boost the American economy -- then foreign investment seems a little counterproductive.

The "Free Market" isn't "Free" if federal funds are involved. In this perverse scheme, all tax-paying Americans -- from the loopiest vegan moonbat to the most free-market conservative business owner -- are now stockholders in GM. That is, non-voting stockholders with absolutely no choice to NOT buy into the stock, which offers no dividends, just feel-good vibes about a more prosperous nation, if only we save just this one industry over here, for the sake of America's workers.

Multinational corporation or not, Government Motors has no business spreading our wealth around the globe.

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Photo credit: fotosessions



November 12, 2009

Acting Stupidly

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:24 PM

The Moonbat Messiah continues to inspire artists of all kinds:

Compliments of RobtKraft.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:09 PM

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Compliments of Zappatrust.



Is it just me?

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 7:58 PM

Or, does it seem like the Obamas just don't respect the military very much.

Here's PBO responding to a salute by smirking like an empty-headed leftist idiot.

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Hat Tip: Young Americans for Freedom

OK, maybe the camera just caught him at an awkward moment (like the time he was staring at that Brazilian girl's mudflaps) and maybe he did respectfully acknowledge the Marine's salute before the picture was taken.

On the other hand, there's this: M'Chel Ob'Ama seems to think the purpose of the military is to hold umbrellas for her and her girlfriends, while she shows up at a Memorial service wearing quilted surgical Scrubs and Starfleet boots.

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Condi could pull off the boots because, unlike M'Chel, she had genuine class.



Tax & Charade Bedtime Story

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:46 PM

Sane people can also play at the game of portraying menaced children in commercials related to the global warming hoax.

Shameless moonbat propaganda:

The response:

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



And Now for Something Completely Different...

Posted by The MaryHunter at 7:35 PM

How to break up a kitten fight:


Video from Rizzzalie



Is It Too Early to Stick a Fork in Dodd?

Posted by The MaryHunter at 12:45 PM

Possibly not, but Quinnipiac has some new numbers. RedState discusses the latest Connecticut poll results:

The poll shows Dodd with a favorable/unfavorable rating of -15 (38-53) among men and -25 (34-59) among Independents, and a re-elect number of -24 (34-58) among men and -32 (30-62) among Independents, the latter mirroring the showing of Jon Corzine and Creigh Deeds among Independents.

Yes, the wait for 2010 seems like an eternity, so let's not be hasty:

It’s still somewhat early to judge whether any of the other Republicans in the race would be electable against Dodd; clearly, Simmons, as a moderate former Congressman, has a very real shot of winning this race, as he’s polling basically where Chris Christie was polling at this stage against Corzine. And bear in mind, this was a poll of registered, not likely voters; the likely-voter screens almost always help the GOP candidate, especially since 2010 will be an off-year election in which polls are consistently showing that voters on the Right are far more motivated and energized.

For anyone who is not a dingbat lock-step Democrap Obot and is still considering an actual vote for this beyond-corrupt politician (who, with Ted Kennedy, invented the "Waitress Sandwich"), here's a Chris Dodd primer. The video is several months old but still summarizes relevant information.


Is Dodd going down? Dunno, but it sure doesn't look good for him - which means, all the better for us.


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Fondle memories of the good old days may be all Dodd has to bank on next November.

Image: www.sotr.us.



Moonbat Goes a Year Without Using Money

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 12:10 PM

Mark Boyle decided to take himself out of the greedy, capitalist system and go a year without spending any money. He did it for environmental reasons, but that didn't stop him from moving into a mobile home; which are manufactured by the capitalist system. Once installed there, he lived primarily off refuse (also produced by the capitalist system) and from foraging... in other words, living in a manner that, if adopted by all humans today, would quickly reduce the population through starvation. Not only that, cultures built on foraging have no time or excess resources to devote to art, literature, and higher culture, but I digress.

He's currently a feast to celebrate of his freegan "journey."

I'm currently organising a free mini-festival called the Freeconomy Feast 2009, where myself and Fergus Drennan, the BBC's Roadkill Chef, aim to feed 250 people a three-course meal with full service for free, completely out of waste food and things foraged from the wilds of Bristol.

And these people look down on people who eat at Olive Garden.

Mark Boyle actually annoys me far less than most other Eco-Moonbats. Yes, he's a smug, self-righteous eco-jerk. But, there are three big reasons his moonbattery is tolerable:

1. He seems sincere, and doesn't appear to be doing this as a publicity stunt like that "Zero Impact, Man" douche.

2. He's not a hypocrite like Al Gore, John Kerry, RFK Jr, Nancy Pelosi, and all those other "environmentalists" who demand everybody else give up cars and travel while they tool around in SUVs and travel everywhere by private jet.

3. Unlike 1 and 2, he is not demanding that the Government force everybody else into a lifestyle he will choose for them.

Number 3 is really the problem. Moonbats are just annoying on their own; it's when they use the power of the state to force everyone to embrace moonbattery that they become dangerous.

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Except for mobile homes, cell phones, laptops, and solar panels, Mark Boyle rejects civilization



Another Crappy Enviro-Car Death Trap

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 10:00 AM

The G-Wiz is a another POS electric car being touted by enviro-weenies as a way to save the Earth, because instead of hydrocarbon fuel, it runs on electricity. Electricity creates no pollution because it is generated by the mating of fairies and unicorns.

Eurotopian countries are promoting the use of the G-Wiz and similar vehicles through tax incentives and special parking privileges in congested cities like Londonistan. Millions and millions of Euros are being spent to provide public electricity plugs.

But how does this wonderful triumph of Green Engineering actually perform? Here's a video.

So, basically, it's a POS, and if you get into an accident with it, you die. Thus, reducing your carbon emissions to zero, which was probably the Environmentalist Left's plan in the first place.



Moonbat Tech: Placenta Teddy Bear

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:12 AM

Enviromoonbattery may be the first truly totalitarian ideology, in that it insists that absolutely every aspect of human existence be warped in homage to green sanctimony. Since even children's toys have to be "sustainable," moonbats have invented the Placenta Teddy Bear:

Doing it for the Kids is a current exhibition put on by [re] design to showcase the latest, most innovative sustainable toy designs from around the globe. Among them, the Placenta Teddy Bear by designer Alex Green. A crafty alternative for those who don't necessarily want to eat their baby's placenta, but want to pay their respects to the life sustaining organ by turning it into a one-of-a-kind teddy bear. Green's 'Twin Teddy Kit' 'celebrates the unity of the infant, the mother and the placenta,' and enables preparation of the placenta so it may be transformed into a teddy bear. The placenta must be cut in half and rubbed with sea salt to cure it. After it is dried out, it is treated with an emulsifying mixture of tannin and egg yolk to make it soft and pliable. Then, you craft it into a teddy bear.

Goofing around with bodily waste is an obsession with ecomoonbats, as we have seen again and again and again and again and again and again. These weirdoes basically control our energy policy.

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Bizarre, disgusting, and probably unhealthy, like all things moonbatty.

Hat tip: BelchSpeak.



Client #9 to Address Harvard Ethics Center

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:24 AM

Our degenerate liberal elite rulers are redefining the term "self-parody":

Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer will give a lecture Thursday afternoon at Harvard University's ethics center, raising a few questions over what the prostitute-visiting ex-official has to say on the topic.
The engagement drew an objection from the former madam whose escort service provided Spitzer with high-end hookers.
According to The New York Post, Kristin Davis, who reportedly repeatedly supplied Spitzer with an escort, wrote a protest letter to the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics calling Spitzer a "man without ethics."
"I am greatly intrigued as to what Mr. Spitzer could contribute to an ethical discussion when as Chief Executive Law Enforcement Officer of NY he broke numerous laws for which he has yet to be punished," she wrote, according to the newspaper. "As Attorney General he went around arresting and making examples out of the same escort agencies he was frequenting."

But when it comes to violating fundamental ethical principles, Spitzer has left prostitution behind in favor of mass theft and economic slavery:

[Spitzer's] lecture is about the basis for government intervention in the private economy. The title of the lecture is: "From Ayn Rand to Ken Feinberg — How Quickly the Paradigm Shifts. What Should Be the Rationale for Government Participation in the Market?"

The answer: the only rationale for Demonrats like Spitzer to seize control of the economy is that they think they can get away with it.

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Compliments of Jim Lavery.



Democrat Values: Jail for People Who Don't Buy Insurance, Citizenship for Border Jumpers

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:10 AM

Once all of the mandates for health care are added up, an insurance policy that complies with the recently passed PelosiCare bill will cost $15,000 annually. Under Section 7201 of the PelosiCare bill, people who don't buy the super-expensive insurance the Government will mandate will be guilty of a felony with fines of $250,000 and up five years in prison.

Yeesh, talk about your heavy hand of government.

And the reason the Obamacrats want to take away your freedom to choose whether or not to have health insurance is because they are concerned about people "free-loading" on other people. Obama's Teleprompter made him justify the jail terms thusly, "Penalties are appropriate for people who try to free ride the system and force others to pay for their health insurance.”

Since when do Obamunist Democrats care about people freeloading off the system?
These are the same people who want as many people on welfare as possible for as long as possible... generations, ideally. These are the same people who want to reward those who violate our immigration laws with a "path to citizenship." These are the same people who monkey-wrenched the economy by making banks give mortgages to freeloaders who couldn't afford them. This is a party whose entire philosophy is based on taxing the productive so that the unproductive can have a free ride. Now, they claim to be concerned about people freeloading off the health care system?

The same people who want to free cop-killers like Mumia Abu Jamal want to throw you in jail if you want to pay for your own health care.

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Obamunism: Welfare Good. Self Sufficiency Bad



Victim of White Privilege Takes His Revenge at Columbia

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:17 AM

It could be time for another beer summit:

A prominent Columbia architecture professor punched a female university employee in the face at a Harlem bar during a heated argument about race relations…
Police busted Lionel McIntyre, 59, for assault yesterday after his bruised victim, Camille Davis, filed charges.
McIntyre and Davis, who works as a production manager in the school's theater department, are both regulars at Toast, a popular university bar on Broadway and 125th Street, sources said.
The professor, who is black, had been engaged in a fiery discussion about "white privilege" with Davis, who is white, and another male regular, who is also white, Friday night at 10:30 when fists started flying, patrons said.
McIntyre, who is known as "Mac" at the bar, shoved Davis, and when the other patron and a bar employee tried to break it up, the prof slugged Davis in the face, witnesses said.
"The punch was so loud, the kitchen workers in the back heard it over all the noise," bar back Richie Velez, 28, told The Post. "I was on my way over when he punched Camille and she fell on top of me."
The other patron involved in the dispute said McIntyre then took a swing at him after he yelled, "You don't hit a woman!"
"He knocked the glasses right off my face," said the man, who would only give his first name as "Shannon." "The punch came out of nowhere. Mac was talking to us about white privilege and what I was doing about it — apparently I wasn't doing enough."
McIntyre had squabbled with Davis several weeks earlier over issues involving race, witnesses said. As soon as the professor threw the punch Friday, server Rob Dalton and another employee tossed him out.
"It was a real sucker punch," Dalton said. "Camille's a great lady, always nice to everybody, and doesn't deserve anything like this."

Nonetheless, the Community Organizer in Chief would no doubt conclude that Davis had "acted stupidly" by stopping the oppressed black fist with her face.

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Professor McIntyre: Still believes in "white privilege."

On tips from Edward, Judith M, Puffdaddy, and SK.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:59 AM

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Going down… Compliments of FizzDesigns.



Morning Briefs: Stuff You May Have Already Read Somewhere Else

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:46 AM

Good Morning Campers and Lefty Trolls Who Have Never Stood in the "12 Medications or Less" Line at CVS,

Item Number One:On 29 OCT, the US Naval Academy Color Guard made an appearance at the World Series. The day before their appearance, two Midshipmen were removed from the Color Guard by senior NA commanders. The reason? They were white males. No one is even denying that's the reason they were pulled off the guard; the NA just wanted to project more "diversity." Our military is more obsessed with "diversity" than it is with winning wars, honoring and rewarding excellence ... or even with protecting our soldiers from crazed Islamist radicals.

In related news, CinC PBO has reportedly rejected all recommendations to win the war in Afghanistan. He's still waiting for that, "Lose The War But Make Me Look Good" strategy. Or maybe he's thinking war is just a kind of college term paper, and it's okay for him to turn in it as late as he wants.

Item Number Two:
Two Three depressing stories about the economy, and the Neo-Marxist mismanagement thereof. An AP poll has found that Americans have never been more pessimistic about the economy, despite the happy talk from PBO's fluffers in the MSM. And an economic analyst says 10.2% unemployment isn't the peak, and we'll see 12% unemployment, maybe more, and for longer, primarily because... well, short answer, the Government is being run by Big Government Neo-Marxists. The deficit spending is sucking so much capital out of the economy there's simply no money available for business to expand. It is difficult to see how trillions more in PelosiCare spending will make the situation any better.

Also, PBO is depending on China's economy to pull the USA out of recession (and supplant the USA as the globe's dominant power). But at least one analyst thinks China may be heading for a fall as well.

Depressed yet? Well, there is a stinger at the end of this, at least.


Item Number Three
: A fringe political movement that demands absolute ideological purity from its membership has purged another member for failing its litmus tests. I refer, of course, to Lou Dobbs leaving CNN. A gleeful (but still deranged) Keith Olberman dislocated his shoulder while high-fiving himself that someone who was not 100% compliant with the views of the media left had been driven from its ranks.

What else do I got? Oh, yeah, a Stinger...



"Diversity" Is Killing America and Americans

Posted by The MaryHunter at 5:35 AM

There has been a lot of fabulous (and furious) writing from the Right in the wake of the Fort Hood terrorist massacre. This is not something to celebrate per se, but something for which to be thankful if it shines light on serious errors of judgment by the Army Brass and urges citizens to speak out against those inane government policies that allowed this horrific attack to occur.

Cal Thomas wrote two essays about the terror attack that explore the topic of "diversity", that artificial construct by the PC Police that means nothing to average Americans and everything to a bureaucrat interested in inflicting a left-wing, socialist, relativistic, anti-American agenda upon us. "Diversity" has become a code word for "intolerance of the Anglo-European, Judeo-Christian, democratic founding principles of this nation." "Diversity" also allows human pimples like Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan to fester into gangrenous infections threatening our entire nation. "Diversity" then offers up excuses and tries to fix the problem through more "Diversity."

In a piece earlier this week in the Washington Times, Thomas wrote:

Suddenly, the issue of gays in the military doesn't seem as important as jihadists in the military.

Yes, indeedie.

And this morning:

Apparently, "diversity" is not for everyone, and even if it were, what does it mean? To those who wish to impose it, it seems to mean that no one can any longer speak of truth, or even seek it out, because according to the rules of diversity, there is no objective truth. Thinking so makes you a fundamentalist, unless you are a fundamentalist Muslim, in which case you are to be accommodated, pacified and given special rights - like ritual footbaths, prayer rooms and prayer times at public schools and universities that would probably be denied and challenged as violations of church-state separation if a Jew or a Christian were to make requests unique to their faiths.
I grow weary of having to tolerate everything when none of those making such demands seems willing to tolerate much of what I believe. Shouldn't diversity be a two-way street instead of a roadblock?

And we grow weary with him.

Cal Thomas is at his best when he says precisely those things that need to be said that few others will.


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Will more U.S. military die from "friendly" fire as leaders make excuses for Muslim extremists?

Image credit



November 11, 2009

We Love the Obama Fuzzy Math - Part Trois

Posted by The MaryHunter at 8:42 PM

A few new examples of the shadiness of Obamanation mathematics, which promised us it could hold unemployment at 8% if the porkulus bill was passed:

Massachusetts received nearly $4 billion in stimulus funds and reported more than 12,000 jobs affected.

Hmm, let's see... that's $333,333.33 per job. Gub'ment efficiency.

The Boston Globe reports one state college claimed 160 full-time jobs from $77,000 in stimulus money.

Hmm, let's see... that's 160 folks working full time about 240 days/year, making 307,200 worker hours/year,... so the new full-time jobs are paying at most $0.25 per hour. But it's good work, if you can get it.

In other instances, federal money that recipients already took in annually was re-classified as stimulus money and existing jobs were attributed to recovery funds.

Hmm, let's see...robbing Peter to pat Obama on the back.


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New research shows that insufficient command of math did in the dinosaurs.



Obama Administration: Dereliction of Duty

Posted by The MaryHunter at 5:30 PM

Punctuality seems not to be one of Our Dear Leader's strong suits - especially when it comes to filling key posts in his own administration:

Nearly 200 top positions in the administration remain vacant a full year after President Obama was elected. USA Today reports the backlog puts President Obama behind his predecessors in terms of the amount of time taken to fill key jobs.
The Senate has confirmed 366 Obama nominees, compared with 421 at this point for President George W. Bush and 379 for President Clinton. New York University professor Paul Light, a federal bureaucracy expert, says: "Obama is well on pace right now to set a new record in terms of lateness."

One glaringly ironic absence, in the face of the rush to ObamaCare:

There is no one permanently in charge of Medicare or Medicaid at a time when the president is pushing health care reform in Congress. Mark McClellan, a former administrator for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, says the timing isn't good, "without a permanent administrator in place."

Then again, perhaps it's not a bad thing that the Obamanation Administration is a veritable ghost town. One could argue that no one in an O-post is one more non-communist, non-enviro-whackjob, non-baby-killer on the job.

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Given the choice between inaction and wrong action...



Obamunist Newspeak Vocabulary Terms

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:47 PM

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Compliments of Jim Lavery.



B. Hussein Obama: The Nowhere Man

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 10:52 AM

A recovering Berkeley Lib psychology (a scary combination of words if ever there was) has psychoanalyzed professional TelePrompter Reader B. Hussein Obama, trying to make sense of his bizarre and inappropriate behavior: Giggling over unemployment numbers in a 60 Minutes interview, or giving a glib "shout out" to a member of the audience before announcing the tragic news from Fort Hood. She also ponders the odd fact that no one seems to remember him much from his days at Columbia, or from his days at the Harvard Law Review. She considers that in his books, he confesses to not enjoying the company of other people.

She considers the conventional explanation of his behavior: narcissism; high functioning autism; schizophrenia. Then, she examines his childhood and raises the possibility that PBO just never learned how to care about other people. He arrived in adulthood as a blank slate, ready for others to transform according to their needs.

Obama's identity seemed to have been formed when he found his clan: Rev. Wright, Bill Ayers, and Bernadine Dohrn. But these are disconnected people, misfits who aren't comfortable in their own skin. Their radical ideology arises from rage and alienation. They, like Obama, treat people with disdain.

I don't have any conclusions, I just found it an interesting and worthwhile article.

He's as blind as he can be
Just sees what he wants to see
Nowhere Man can you see me at all?

(Lennon, McCarthy)



Millionaire Actor Despises Capitalism

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 9:30 AM

Jim Carrey was the first actor to be paid $20,000,000 per picture. His ability to make faces and talk out of his butt-cheeks has made him one of the wealthiest men in Hollywood. So, what does he think of the capitalist system that enabled him to amass such great wealth.

"Every construct we’ve built in American life is falling apart. Why? Because of personal greed and ambition. Capitalism without regulation can’t protect us against personal greed.. . ."

So, greed is bad, and capitalism must be regulated. That must be why he and fellow left-wing actors are demanding that congress cap their enormous paychecks, as left-wing progressives in congress are doing to the financial industry? Oh, you mean Hollywood progressives aren't demanding pay caps? Oh, well, never mind. I am sure that someone who despises greed and ambition as much as Carrey does has turned his back on Hollywood and decided to make movies within a highly regulated collective structure, where all cast and crew are paid equally, and the films are distributed at modest cost to entertain the masses. Oh, wait, he hasn't done that either.

So, can we conclude that Mr. Carrey's actual position is that unregulated capitalism is bad when it allows people other than him to become rich?

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Not Jim Carrey with his head up his own a$$, but close enough.



Mayor Daley Blames Islamic Terror Attack on America's Love of Guns

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:11 AM

When an Islamic extremist screams "Allahu akbar" and opens fire on American soldiers, liberals know one thing for sure — it can't have anything to do with Islam. 9/11 put Muslims first in line for the privileges of political correctness; their barbarous death cult is consequently beyond reproach.

But this hasn't left the Left at a loss to explain Nidal Malik Hasan's horrific killing spree. It was caused by all the things liberals don't like — guns, for example. To quote Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, whose corrupt machine politics helped produce our Community Organizer in Chief:

Unfortunately, America loves Guns. We love guns to a point where that uh we see devastation on a daily basis. You don't blame a group.

Likewise, it was America's unfortunate love of air travel that caused Hasan's colleagues to fly passenger airliners into buildings full of innocent people on September 11. You don't blame a group, unless that group is normal Americans.

If anything good can come of the Islamic atrocity at Fort Hood, it is that liberals in both the government and the media have now squandered the absolute last of their credibility. It simply isn't possible for them to deny any longer that their depraved ideology puts them on the side of the savages who are trying to destroy us.

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Richard Daley and friends.

On a tip from Charlie G.



New London - The Triumph of Socialism

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:14 AM

When the enlightened progressive government of New London, Connecticut decided to confiscate private property and turn it over to a large corporation for development, they declared it was for the Common Good. They promised development, jobs, and tax revenues from the developments that would be built on the confiscated land. The Central Planners of the city government decided that the needs of the community were greater than the needs of the private homeowners. The Supreme Court agreed, and allowed the city government to confiscate the land.

How well did this exercise in central planning at the expense of property rights work? Not so great as it turns out.

Pfizer, the company for whose benefit the central planners confiscated the land, is pulling out of New London, leaving its existing campus vacant and taking away 1,400 jobs
. The hotel which was to be built on the confiscated land won't be built after all, partly because of Pfizer pulling out, and partly because the Coast Guard Museum that was to be built on the site is in limbo while the local Demonrat congressman tries to get an earmark for it. (BTW, there are already Coast Guard Museums in Seattle, Cape Cod, and Virginia Beach. Why, in an age of trillion dollar deficits, do we need to build another one?)

But remember, we need government central planners to run health care, energy, banking, and other areas of the economy because they do such a better job than the private sector.




Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:54 AM

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Compliments of Diversity Lane.



Not So Merry Christmas Coming in New York

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:41 AM

Big Government grows at a rate that exceeds even the rate it bleeds the life out of the economy — as evidenced by New York, which is scheduled to go bankrupt by Christmas despite the second-highest tax rate in the country. Accidental governor David Paterson is yelping in panic:

"We're going to run out of cash in four and a half weeks. We are going to run out of money. Unless we do something about it, (it will) threaten generations," Paterson said.

Paterson is so desperate that — having tried new taxes on everything he could think of — he now advocates finally reducing state spending. But of course, the entrenched bureaucracy will have none of it.

Senate Democrats, with their tenuous 32-30 hold on the upper house, are terrified to make school and hospital cuts because, they said, the cuts could mean increases in local property taxes.
And that could mean suburban Democrats on Long Island, in Westchester and other parts of the state could have trouble getting re-elected next year.
Remember, high property taxes led to the ouster of many suburban Democrats last week, including Westchester County Executive Andy Spano. Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi could also lose once absentee ballots are counted.

New York property taxes are already so astronomical, they were a major factor in driving Yours Truly out of the state. But the money has to come from somewhere — unless of course bureaucrats reduce the size of government. But that would defeat the very purpose of government, which is to grow like wildfire at the expense of our wealth and freedom.

david paterson
The blind leading the bled dry.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Veterans Day Salute

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:24 AM

Once again, vets: thank you.

Don't let the cowardly politics get you down. Heroes always prevail in the end.

On a tip from John R.



Left Wing Dingbat: Fort Hood Attack Was Bush's Fault

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 7:21 AM

You knew it was inevitable that the Progressive Left would find a way to blame George W. Bush for the Fort Hood Terror Attack because, as the Devil in Progressive Left Mythology, George W. Bush is responsible for every bad thing that happens ever.

Dingbat Radio host Stephanie Miller (a.k.a. Stephanie Who?) has decided that Bush was responsible because in going to war against Islamic terrorist, he made Nidal Hasan get "radicalized."

George Bush made many people around the world feel like this was a war against Islam by using words like crusade and all of that.

You see, Bush went to war against terrorists, and this antagonized Muslims; but it's totally wrong to imply that all Muslims are terrorists, unless you're an unfunny left-wing dingbat radio host who wants to blame Bush for everything bad in the world. If you take the Progressive Left at their word, then then basic position of the Progressive Left would seem to be, no matter how many Americans are butchered by Islamic terrorists, we must never, ever fight back. Because if we fight back, they will kill us. Of course, if we don't fight back, they will still kill us, but Progressive Leftists will feel better about themselves.

Oh, and the Mayor of Chicago has blamed the Fort Hood terror attacks is lack of gun control laws. Because Chicago's Draconian Gun Control laws have done such a smashing job of ending violence on the South Side.

Mayor Daley also repeats the Progressive mantra that "You don’t blame a group" for the killings. I wonder... if the Fort Hood shooter had been a White Supremacist, if he had belonged to a radical White Supremacist group, if he had sent emails to the leaders of White Supremacist groups, and if he had shouted "White Power" while shooting his victims... would the Progressive Left still be saying, "Oh, you can't blame an ideology for the actions of one person?"



Chairman Zero Clamps Down on Dissent

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:14 AM

Hey, Remember Jimmy Hansen, the NASA bureaucrat and "climate scientist" who whined that the Bush administration had silenced him from speaking out on "climate change?" He became well-known for speaking out on "climate change" in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the AP, CBS, ABC, NBC, NPR, the BBC, Mother Jones, as well as multiple conferences and gatherings... all the while complaining that the Bush Administration was preventing him from speaking out on "climate change." Remember how the progressive left thought it was terrible, just terrible, that the administration would punish someone for expressing dissent from the administration's "climate change" policy. (Though it wasn't)

Well, guess what. Chairman Zero's EPA is threatening disciplinary action against two of its lawyers for expressing dissent from the administration's "climate change" policy.

Here is the video Chairman Zero's EPA is up in arms about, in which the lawyers criticize the Cap-and-Tax bill as misguided and ineffective. I'd embed it, but it's kinda long.

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Well, I have a microphone and you don't, so you will listen to every damn word I have to say.



Venezuela - The Triumph of Socialism

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:50 AM

When Marxist President Hugo Chavez took power in Venezuela, he came in on an agenda of hope and change, promising to correct disparities in society by redistributing wealth. The energy sector was the first of many sectors of the economy to be nationalized, with the promise that the state would run it more efficiently by eliminating greed and profits and running it for the people's benefit.

How well has that worked out?

This country may be an energy colossus, with the largest conventional oil reserves outside the Middle East and one of the world’s mightiest hydroelectric systems, but that has not prevented it from enduring serious electricity and water shortages that seem only to be getting worse. Power failures have plagued Venezuela in recent years.
President Hugo Chávez has been facing a public outcry in recent weeks over power failures that, after six nationwide blackouts in the last two years, are cutting electricity for hours each day in rural areas and in industrial cities like Valencia and Ciudad Guayana. Now, water rationing has been introduced here in the capital.

When Marxist President Barack Obama took power in the USA, he came in on an agenda of hope and change, promising to correct disparities in society by redistributing wealth. The health care sector was the first targeted for "reform," with the promise that the state would run it more efficiently by eliminating greed and profits and running it for the people's benefit.

How well does one expect that to work out?

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Comrades forever



Another Progressive Myth Debunked (Meaning, Proven to be Bunk)

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:26 AM

Part of the mythology of the Environmentalist Left is that prior to the arrival of evil white Christian capitalists (EWCC), the Western Hemisphere was a pristine, unspoiled Eden. The Native Americans, according to progressive mythology, lived in peace and harmony with their environment, which was untouched until EWCC ruined it with agriculture and urban development.

Conservatives have long expected this was a big load of poopie. And environmental scientists have confirmed that, yeah, it was pretty much a big load of poopie. The Indians were raping the environment for thousands of years before the EWCC arrived.

Indians were here far longer than previously thought, these researchers believe, and in much greater numbers. And they were so successful at imposing their will on the landscape that in 1492 Columbus set foot in a hemisphere thoroughly dominated by humankind.[...]
The Beni is a case in point. ... To keep the habitat clear of unwanted trees and undergrowth, they regularly set huge areas on fire. Over the centuries the burning created an intricate ecosystem of fire-adapted plant species dependent on native pyrophilia. [...]

IOW, the Indians expressed their harmony with the environment by setting massive forest fires.

Oh, and you know that rainforest thingy? The Indians probably made that, too.

Amazonia has become the emblem of vanishing wilderness—an admonitory image of untouched Nature. Yet recently a growing number of researchers have come to believe that Indian societies had an enormous environmental impact on the jungle. Indeed, some anthropologists have called the Amazon forest itself a cultural artifact—that is, an artificial object. [...]

So, basically, everything the environmental left has claimed about pre-Columbian America is a falsehood. What are the odds they are telling the truth about Global Warming?

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Everything the left tells you is a lie.



Patriot Alert: Vets and Active Military Eat Free at Applebee's

Posted by The MaryHunter at 4:55 AM

A wonderful idea from a great restaurant chain, to commemorate veterans and active-duty military this Veteran's Day: eat on us!

In recognition of your service to our country, all veterans and active duty military personnel are invited to eat free at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar Restaurants this Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009.
All U.S. veterans and active duty military with proof of current or former military service will eat free at all Applebee's nationwide on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009.


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Hat tip: The Mudville Gazette



Morning Briefs: Stuff You May Have Read Somewhere Else

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 2:49 AM


Good Morning Campers & Left-Wing Trolls with Imaginary Girlfriends,


Item Number One:
PBO skipped the commemoration of the End of the Berlin Wall, but has expressed interest in visiting Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Do you think it's because he only likes to go to places where he can apologize for the United States?

Item Number Two: A Demonrat politician is demanding an investigation into a religion that she believes represents an existential threat to the United States. The Demonrat is Representative Lynn Woolsey of California. And the dangerous religion... is Roman Catholicism. The US Conference of Bishops has drawn her ire for opposing the use of taxpayer funds to murder unborn human beings. A certain other religion that demands that non-adherents convert or be killed is of no particular concern to her.

Item Number Three: The UK Telegraph has released its 100 top films of the decade. Their Number Two film was the one inspired by a South Park joke. Their Number One film was a piece of anti-Bush propaganda produced by a morbidly obese socialist hypocrite. I am sure that no bias whatsoever went into the selection.

Oh, and also one of Obama's Mao-adoring minions has announced that she's leaving the White House. I hope she doesn't let the door hit her ass on the way out. It would be a waste of a perfectly good door.



November 10, 2009

In Honor of Our Servicemen and Servicewomen

Posted by The MaryHunter at 3:57 PM

Moonbattery.com is honored to salute all veterans and current military this Veteran's Day. Thank you and your families, and God bless you all, for your service and sacrifice.

Video from The FUNSON's channel (which has a good quantity of other interesting videos-probably more so for guys), on a twip from TJ_Hancock



Radio Network Goes Belly-Up After Liberal Execs Dump Hannity

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 3:00 PM

In 2008, a fed-up Sean Hannity ditched Citadel (ABC Radio) networks for rival Premier Broadcasting. Apparently, Hannity was fed up with his treatment at Citadel/ABC. In one instance, a liberal executive refused to share a company jet with him out of pure contempt and spite.

As a direct result of Hannity's departure, Citadel/ABC's earnings plunged 31.5% year-to-year, its stock is down to 6 cents a share, and the network is now facing bankruptcy.

Bwah haha haha haha ha ha!

On a personal note, I'm not a big Sean Hannity fan. He seems to spend half of his airtime promoting his other shows, and his argument-fu is weak. But I do respect that he has done yeoman's work promoting conservatism, and he seems like a genuinely decent guy.

The larger point is this: We are constantly told by smug progressives that "corporate media" only cares about profits. Consider the example of Citadel/ABC networks as a datapoint to the contrary. Consider the entire MSDNC primetime line-up several million datapoints to the contrary.



The Future of Healthcare Rap

Posted by The MaryHunter at 12:12 PM

This alternative insight about the coming of ObamaCare/PelosiCare almost makes me think it will all be OK after all.

Video by MC Infatuated



Code Pink Witches Taunt Children of Military Families

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:27 AM

Just because they got their guy into the White House is no reason for Code Pink kooks to stop indulging in deplorable behavior.

Dressed as 'zombie soldiers' killed in combat, 'ghosts of war victims,' witches and healthcare fairies, members of Code Pink menacingly paraded in front of a captive audience of children one block from the White House, who waited along the sidewalk in front of Decatur House just off Lafayette Park for a Halloween party hosted by President Obama.
Last Saturday, the President hosted several hundred military families for trick or treating. Also invited were children of White House staff and about 2000 children from eleven D.C. area elementary schools.
In a press release published at their website, key Obama ally Code Pink — a group co-founded by one of Obama's top funders Jodie Evans, announced they were targeting military families for what can only be called psychological abuse by conducting a macabre protest of the war in Afghanistan as the families waited in line to enter the White House grounds.

Even al-Reuters was appalled. Check out their caption to the photo below:

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Members of the protest group Code Pink taunt local school children with chants about the war in Afghanistan as the children and their families arrive for a Halloween reception by U.S. President Barack Obama and his family at the White House in Washington, October 31, 2009. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

But as of yet there's no sign that our Commander in Chief sees the need to throw his Code Pink supporters in with the growing crowd under the bus. If funneling $600,000 to the terrorists fighting our troops in Fallujah was okay, a little Halloween prank at children's expense is no biggie.

On tips from Anonymous Countermoonbat and Varla.



Indymedia Moonbats Feel the Heavy Hand of Big Government

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:35 AM

Even some moonbats are getting unnerved by the Obamination Administration's intrusiveness, hyper-politicization of the media, and aggressive contempt for the First Amendment:

In a case that raises questions about online journalism and privacy rights, the U.S. Department of Justice sent a formal request to an independent news site ordering it to provide details of all reader visits on a certain day.
The grand jury subpoena also required the Philadelphia-based Indymedia.us Web site "not to disclose the existence of this request" unless authorized by the Justice Department, a gag order that presents an unusual quandary for any news organization.
Kristina Clair, a 34-year old Linux administrator living in Philadelphia who provides free server space for Indymedia.us, said she was shocked to receive the Justice Department's subpoena. (The Independent Media Center is a left-of-center amalgamation of journalists and advocates that — according to their principles of unity and mission statement — work toward "promoting social and economic justice" and "social change.")
The subpoena (PDF) from U.S. Attorney Tim Morrison in Indianapolis demanded "all IP traffic to and from www.indymedia.us" on June 25, 2008. It instructed Clair to "include IP addresses, times, and any other identifying information," including e-mail addresses, physical addresses, registered accounts, and Indymedia readers' Social Security Numbers, bank account numbers, credit card numbers, and so on.

Clair turned to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which dug into whether Big Government is supposed to be able to behave like this.

Under long-standing Justice Department guidelines, subpoenas to members of the news media are supposed to receive special treatment. One portion of the guidelines, for instance, says that "no subpoena may be issued to any member of the news media" without "the express authorization of the attorney general" — that would be current attorney general Eric Holder — and subpoenas should be "directed at material information regarding a limited subject matter."
Still unclear is what criminal investigation U.S. Attorney Morrison was pursuing. Last Friday, a spokeswoman initially promised a response, but Morrison sent e-mail on Monday evening saying: "We have no comment." The Justice Department in Washington, D.C. also declined to respond.
Kevin Bankston, a senior staff attorney at the San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation, replied to the Justice Department on behalf of his client in a February 2009 letter (PDF) outlining what he described as a series of problems with the subpoena, including that it was not personally served, that a judge-issued court order would be required for the full logs, and that Indymedia did not store logs in the first place.
Morrison replied in a one-sentence letter saying the subpoena had been withdrawn. Around the same time, according to the EFF, the group had a series of discussions with assistant U.S. attorneys in Morrison's office who threatened Clair with possible prosecution for obstruction of justice if she disclosed the existence of the already-withdrawn subpoena…

For more info on this alarming example of applied Obamunist Transparency:

Bankston has written a longer description of the exchange of letters with the Justice Department, which he hopes will raise awareness of how others should respond to similar legal demands for Web logs, customer records, and compulsory silence. "Our fear is that this kind of bogus gag order is much more common than one would hope, considering they're legally baseless," Bankston says. "We're telling this story in hopes that more providers will press back and go public when the government demands their silence."

Hopefully liberals who believe in at least some of the fundamental principles of liberty that make America America will awaken soon to the nature of what they have wrought by allowing the Moonbat Messiah and his gang of skeevy neo-Marxists into the White House.

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They don't come skeevier than Eric Holder, winner of the Pea Brain Award.

On a tip from nancz.



Happy Birthday, USMC

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:02 AM

A special Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps, which turns 234 years old today. Thank you, Marines, not only for your service in battle, but for providing the ultimate example of countermoonbattery for every American to try to live up to.

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On a tip from Ryan.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:49 AM

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Compliments of the excellent iOwnTheWorld.com.



Lindsey Gramnesty in Bed With George Soros

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:37 AM

Moonbat politics makes for some extremely unsavory bedfellows. With amnesty for illegal alien colonists off the front burner for now, alleged Republican Lindsey Graham has been advancing the liberal agenda by pushing "climate change" legislation. Ads running in his home state declare that he is "fighting to protect South Carolina" by helping the Obamination Administration to raise power bills by up to $4,000 per year in the name of a discredited hoax.

The ads were to be paid for by an outfit calling itself the "Truman National Security Project." But then this George Soros front group's background came to light. FITSNews reports that

the board of directors and executive staff of the Truman National Security Project are littered with establishment liberals and Democratic consultants representing groups like the Progressive Policy Institute, the Open Society Institute and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign organization. Several of the organization's employees — including its president, a Democratic activist — also receive funding from an environmental group called "Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs." …the Truman National Security Project was formed out of the ashes of John Kerry's failed 2004 presidential bid, with the specific goal of "preventing other Democratic candidates from being identified as soft on defense."

This was bad press for a guy elected as a Republican in a conservative state, so Gramnesty's people played the front group shell game that characterizes Soros's Shadow Government. They hurried to have the funder of the ads changed to "Republicans for Environmental Protection," which as it turns out

is connected to a donor fund managed by the San Francisco-based Tides Foundation, one of the many George Soros-funded non-profits that provides provides "fiscal sponsorship for progressive groups."

South Carolina, you know better. Please do your duty to the rest of the country and vote this RINO moonbat out on the street at the next possible opportunity.

lindsey graham
Loony Lindsey of the Left.

On a tip from Anonymous Countermoonbat.



UMass Welcomes Terrorists... Again

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 7:28 AM

Less than a month ago, this blog noted that the University of Massachusetts - Amherst was rolling out the welcome wagon for the terrorists Chairman Zero is hell-bent on releasing from custody at Guantanamo Bay.

Now, the enlightened progressive leftists at Amherst are welcoming another hero... Raymond Luc Levasseur a convicted terror bomber who robbed nine banks, committed about 20 bombings, injured dozens of people, and killed a N.J. state trooper. Lavasseur's talk is sponsored by the Department of Social Thought and Political Economy, a progressive campus group.

You know, if the ACLU can get Nidal Hasan off on a technicality, he has a promising future in academia. He, Lavasseur, and Bill Ayers would have much to discuss, I think.



Progressive Leftist Demands More Jew-Killing

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 7:05 AM

The selfishness and narcissism of the progressive left is on full display as the anniversary of the breach of the Berlin Wall is acknowledged. Neo-Marxist Teleprompter Reader B. Hussein Obama used the occasion to remark on how his election was the pinnacle of human destiny. And Progressive Leftist Robert Naiman, who writes for DailyKos and the Huffington Post, has used the occasion to demand that Israel open itself up to more Palestinian suicide bombings.

On the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Western leaders are full of self-congratulation. But their paeans to universal freedom ring hollow, when they bear large responsibility for another wall constricting human freedom: the apartheid wall dividing the Palestinian West Bank.

As William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection writes, the reason Israel built that wall was in response to a wave of Palestinian suicide bombings that targeted innocent Israeli citizens; and the wall has been an effective deterrent to additional attacks.

The barrier built by Israel was a direct reaction to Palestinian suicide bombings commenced as part of the Second Intifada in 2000, which took almost a thousand Israeli lives. Suicide bombers slipped past the unprotected border to blow themselves up in Pizza restaurants, buses, supermarkets, hotels, and anywhere else they could find civilians.
The barrier was built to keep suicide bombers out, and it worked, much to the chagrin of the Palestinians. In 2002 452 Israelis were killed; that number dropped by half in 2003, and now almost no suicide bombers get through, although they still try. Ironically, the barrier also saved Palestinian lives by lessening the need for Israeli military actions in the West Bank to prevent suicide bombers.

It is safe to conclude then that Mr. Robert Naiman --- Kos Diarist and HuffPo writer --- wants Israelis to die, so he can pat himself on the back for being such an enlightened progressive.

If the Palestinians want peace, all they need to do is lay down their weapons. Who on the progressive left is demanding that?

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Many on the Progressive Left would like to see more of this.



University Shuts Down Anti-Communism Display

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:16 AM

To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, a conservative group at Washington University in St. Louis constructed a gulag exhibit to remind students of the denial of human rights under communism. This did not sit well with university apparatchiks, who quickly shut the exhibit down, labeling it "offensive."

In doing so, the university administration made a perfectly cromulent demonstration of the type of arbitrary power-wielding and denial of human rights (in this case, freedom of speech) that was standard operating procedure under the communist regimes they adore.

How much do you wanna bet that if students had erected precisely the same exhibit and labeled it "Gitmo," the university administration would have nodded approvingly? Heck, they probably would have gotten course credit.

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Students may not criticize the communist homeboys of their professors.



Iowahawk: How the MSM Wanted to Cover the Fort Hood Shooter

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:58 AM

Iowahawk shows us the headlines the MSM wanted to write after the Fort Hood Terror Attack. Here's a sampling:

Newsweek: Inevitably, Another Soldier Snaps : Newsroom experts: stress, violence, stupidity, tragedy a way of life for GIs

Los Angeles Times: Fort Hood: Another Black Eye For Teabagger Movement: Like many Town Hall protesters, Hassan motivated by rage, pattern baldness

MSDNC: Investigation: Ft. Hood Killer Had Access to Fox, Talk Radio, Right-Wing Blogs: Defiant Palin rejects calls to apologize

Rolling Stone: 'Ozriel': Portrait of a Bullies' Target: Sensitive, artistic outsider said ostracized by Army jocks, "in crowd"

NPR: No Country For Old Men: From Fort Hood to Waco to Dealey Plaza to Bush Compound, death is a way of life in the Lone Star State (Download Morning Edition's exclusive in-depth podcast, complete with mournful banjo dirge interlude)

New York Times: Lessons of Ft. Hood: Military Bases Need More Mental Health Professionals

On second thought, some of these headlines are more or less how the media have covered the Fort Hood terror attack. Bob Scheiffer's real quote from the Morning Briefs is practically identical to Iowahawk's fake New York Times headline.

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The MSM lament the narrative that might have been



Fuzzy Math Whisps throughout Costs of Pelosicare

Posted by The MaryHunter at 4:45 AM

Not only are the POTUS and his administration adept in the ways of the Fuzzy Math Ninja. So too can Nancy Pelosi obscure and obfuscate in the name of taking over our very bodies and end-of-life decisions through the house healthcare bill. It seems that Pelousy would simply bill us later for at least "two dozen programs whose funding is listed as 'such sums as may be necessary' ":

The list of projects ranges from the "No child left unimmunized against influenza" project to 10 programs in the Indian health care system. There are also programs to encourage people to go into nursing and to spur states to restrain medical-malpractice lawsuits.
The tactic is far from new and has been used for years by Republicans and Democrats alike. The health reform examples are just the latest of what has become known as "fuzzy math" - the sort of budgeting that has been drawing extra scrutiny as the economy sputters, federal spending balloons and deficits deepen.
"If you're calling these fuzzy math, then every authorization bill is fuzzy math," said a Democratic aide, who requested anonymity. "It's not fuzzy math at all. It's not math. That's the way Congress works. You authorize a program, and the appropriators appropriate for it."

Wellalrightythen, isn't this just what's a wee bit wrong with the way Congress works? Mayhaps why in 2010 we will likely witness a major purge of both parties, especially the one currently in power? See the article for a number of other examples from current and past congresses of more and more fuzz, like this one noted by a former Director of the Congressional Budget Office:

He said Democrats are counting on spending cuts that "are political fiction," adding that by imposing a new surtax but not indexing for inflation they've invented yet another budget boondoggle future congresses will have to adjust every year.

While this all is not surprising in the least, it did offer up another chance to use this photo.


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Photo credit:Insidiator.




Morning Briefs: Stuff You Probably Have Already Read Somewhere Else

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 3:04 AM

Good Morning Campers, (But not trolls. Today, I am ignoring you),

Item Number One: Mainstream Media elites are still baffled trying to explain what could be the motivation behind a radical Muslim shooting three dozen people while screaming, "Allahu Akbar!" Bob Scheiffer, one of the fossils at See BS news, blames the US military.

"Sadly, this shows the Army still does not take protecting soldiers’ mental health as seriously as it does training them to shoot.”

Paraphrasing Jim Treacher, Hasan could have worn a T-shirt reading "I am a radical Muslim and I hate America! Die, Infidels, Die!" and the MSM would still be asking, "Why? Why did he do this?"

Item Number Two: The New York Waste of Times is so eager to provide PR cover for Muslims it falsely implied Lt. Michael Monsoor --- who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroism --- was a Muslim. In reality, Monsoor was a devout Catholic, but they omitted that detail. You can be pretty sure if he had shot an abortionist, the Times would have put his devout Catholicism front and center.

However, you must always remember, the MSM is superior to blogs because their legions of editors and fact-checkers assure information on their pages is accurate and bias-free. /sarc

Item Number Three: Apparently, like most radical Islamists, Nidal Hasan liked him some strip clubs. Gee, he hated America, he hated Christianity, and he enjoyed smut. No wonder the mainstream media is in love with this guy.

So, for smut lovers everywhere, we continue our series of Classic MST3K Stingers.



November 9, 2009

Narcissist in Chief: That Berlin Wall Thing... All About ME!

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:45 PM

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Hat Tip: AoSHQ

Here's what The One thought was the most important thing to remember about the fall of the Berlin Wall.

"Few would have foreseen ... that a united Germany would be led by a woman from Brandenburg or that their American ally would be led by a man of African descent. But human destiny is what human beings make of it."

That's right, the Fall of Communism was maybe kind of a big deal, but it was just a footnote on the path to history's ultimate destiny ... the election of B. Hussein Obama.

Did the massive ego mention Reagan at any time in his address? What do you think?



Profiles in Countermoonbattery: Ronald W. Reagan

Posted by The MaryHunter at 4:22 PM

Little need be said about this man, this legend, the finest United States president in modern history. He fought against and ultimately defeated one of the the greatest scourges in the name of moonbattery-cum-tyranny perpetrated on this planet: Soviet Communism.

In keeping with the theme of today's 20th anniversary, here is a piece of history no one should ever forget (especially Pres. Obama, Chancellor Merkel, and others feigning understanding of today's profound significance):

On a tip from Jay Guevara. Video courtesy of JohnJ2427



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:53 PM

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Via Quacking Alone, on a tip from den.



The Wall, the Fall, and the Enablers of Communism

Posted by The MaryHunter at 12:59 PM

The truism of communism's supreme failure as a politico-economic system has reared its head again as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall today. Our Dear Leader Obama's visage has apparently been beamed to Brandenburg Gate, most likely praising Gorbachev and denying Reagan, and those who died trying to defy The Wall, as the true heroes of this remembrance.

Right now I'm looking at a chunk of The Wall that my wife retrieved during a visit to Berlin in mid-1990. There was still much confusion even then - tour guides and public officials stood agape, answerless, as events continued to unfold. The hunk of concrete she retrieved has a bit of blue and red graffiti on part of it, perhaps an element of some freedom-praising art, its wish finally realized through its own destruction.

I'm wondering if any of the apologists and enablers of communism have actually ever held a piece of The Wall in their hands, felt the heavy and insidious oppression it represents.

I'm guessing, not. Or, if they have, I doubt that they could feel the blood and bone and brutality within it.

Cal Thomas recently dusted up a number of said popular-culture and MSM nimrods:

When the wall fell, leftists could not bring themselves to admit they had been wrong, much less apologize for their misplaced faith. So they did what they do best: They made excuses.

Thomas lists some examples collected by the Media Research Center of how "the pre-Fox, pre-talk-radio liberal media were the handmaidens of one of the greatest totalitarian evils to strike the planet."

In 1987, before the wall collapsed, CBS anchor Dan Rather said, "Despite what many Americans think, most Soviets do not yearn for capitalism or Western-style democracy."
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Strobe Talbott, then of Time magazine and soon to be an influential member of the Clinton administration, wrote on Jan. 1, 1990, "[Soviet leader] Gorbachev is helping the West by showing that the Soviet threat isn't what it used to be, and what's more, that it never was." How is it possible to simultaneously have been a threat, but not a threat? The millions who died in gulags, starved to death or were assassinated might have a different interpretation of Russian history under communism.
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Ted Turner, the former CNN mogul, is always good for an outlandish quote, and when it came to Soviet Russia, he offered a cornucopia of self-deluded statements, none better than this one: "[Mr. Gorbachev is] moving faster than Jesus Christ did." But Time magazine bested him with this howler when it described Mr. Gorbachev as both "the communist pope and the Soviet Martin Luther."
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Highly recommended reading this day: Better Off Red? Twenty Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Recalling the Liberal Media's Blindness to the Evils of Communism.




Time Reporter Has a History

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 12:59 PM

Time Magazine reporter Tim McGirk has posited the theory that Nidal Hasan --- who attended a radical mosque with the 9-11 hijackers, told colleagues that infidels should have their throats cut, and screamed "Allahu Akbar" as he killed 13 people --- was suffering from "secondary trauma," a sort of "contact PTSD," where hearing stories from combat soldiers who suffered from PTSD drove him to commit mass murder. Because it couldn't possibly have been Islamic jihad, and the media will grasp at any straw to deny that possibility.

Noah Pollak at Commentary has discovered that Mr. McGirk has a rather interesting history:

This shouldn’t be surprising coming from Tim McGirk. He went to Afghanistan after 9/11, had Thanksgiving with the Taliban, and wrote a long piece for National Geographic about what a great time he had and how we’re all just human beings doing our thing on this big blue marble, so let’s not judge. Then he went to Iraq and singlehandedly created the Haditha Massacre hoax. Then he went to Jerusalem and spent a few years slandering Israel. Now he’s trafficking in pop psychology on behalf of a likely domestic jihadist. It’s been quite a career.

Empathy for the enemies of the United States is the default position for Mainstream Media organs like Time Magazine. It's a good thing that they are dying.

BTW, here's yet another clue the MSM will ignore. Hasan's business card contains the notation "SoA" meaning "Soldier of Allah." Will they still claim this guy just needed a vacation?

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Another cluebat to the head of the MSM



SEIU Thugs Rough Up Whistleblower

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:34 AM

Here's what you get if you open your mouth about corruption among Chairman Zero's SEIU friends:

Ken Hamidi is a state worker at the California Franchise Tax Board. [Thursday] night he walked into a union hall in Sacramento for an SEIU local 1000 meeting.
"We had every right to be here, very simple; it wasn't anything private or anything exclusive," said Hamidi.

But…

"Three, four people jumped at me, wrestled with me, then did all that," said Hamidi. "I was covered in blood and then over to the emergency room."
Photos of Hamidi in the hospital show him bloodied from the brawl. So why did this happen? Besides being a state worker, Hamidi says he's an unpaid reporter for a cable access show and a vocal critic of the SEIU. He calls the state workers' union corrupt. …
Hamidi says he came to the hall to expose how he says SEIU union leaders are spending tens of thousands of dollars on a political race, he claims, they have no right to do. After he and a photographer walked in to the meeting, it didn't take long for Hamidi to be right out the door and on his way to the hospital.

SEIU might have responded that Hamidi should have known better, after the treatment patriots received from SEIU goons for daring to speak up against government seizure of the healthcare industry at town hall meetings. But the ACORN-affiliated union had no comment.

Chairman Zero chants his allegiance to the SEIU.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Couple on the Run to Stop Bureauweenies From Stealing Unborn Child

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:56 AM

The outrageously intrusive British Nanny State confiscating people's children is old news. But now it's laying claim to children who haven't even been born:

A heavily pregnant woman and her fiance have gone on the run after social workers threatened to take away their baby at birth.
Kerry Robertson, 17, and Mark McDougall, 25, had been told that she was not bright enough to raise their child and that they would have to give him up.
It was another blow for the couple, whose wedding this year was halted just 48 hours before the ceremony in a row over whether Miss Robertson was intelligent enough to marry.
Miss Robertson, who is 29 weeks pregnant, has since been told the couple will be allowed only a few hours with their baby - a boy they have already named Ben - before he is taken into care and placed with foster parents.
Desperate to keep their family together, the pair fled their home yesterday for a secret safe house.
Last night, Miss Robertson, who has mild learning difficulties, said: 'I have been out of my mind with worry about my unborn baby being taken away.'

It adds insult to injury to be denied the fundamental rights to marry and to have children on the grounds of low intelligence as determined by petty tyrant bureaucrats, who are hardly known as the brightest members of society.

Hat tip: Brussels Journal. On a tip from Puffdaddy.



Separated at Birth?

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:41 AM

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Compliments of Charlie G.



Army Doubles Down on Political Correctness That Enabled Hasan

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:41 AM

The governmedia has been twisting itself into pretzels in attempts to justify siding with Muslim terrorist Nidal Malik Hasan against the memories of the 13 Americans he murdered. "Compassion fatigue" doesn't even begin to pass the laugh test, but our liberal rulers have an alternate explanation for Hasan's killing spree: he was harassed for being a Muslim — the implication being that mass murder is an appropriate response to teasing for those who belong to a politically sacred special interest group.

But was this terrorist lowlife even teased? Ralph Peters doubts it:

Let me kill the harassment myth right now: Political correctness rules in today's Army. We even protect our enemies these days. Had any soldier harassed Hasan because of his Islamist nuttiness, that soldier would've disappeared faster than a Franklin on a Times Square sidewalk.
Any snarky remarks directed toward Hasan — if there were any — would've come in reaction to his railing against our government, our military's mission and the monstrous injustice that, after grabbing an education in psychiatry worth hundreds of thousands of dollars from our military, he might have had to do his duty.
Far from being harassed himself, this creep was allowed to harass the soldiers he treated for stress disorders. According to colleagues, Hasan not only argued with his patients about our wars, but preached Islam to those under his care. (Just what troubled vets needed, no doubt.)
Prejudice? You bet. In this terrorist's favor. Nobody in Hasan's chain of command had the sense of duty to weed this pervert out. Why? Hasan would've accused them of discrimination. And the officer who brought charges against Hasan would've been the one whose career suffered.

Don't believe it? Here's proof:

General George Casey Jr., the Army chief of staff, said on Sunday that he was concerned that speculation about the religious beliefs of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, accused of killing 12 fellow soldiers and one civilian and wounding dozens of others in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, could "cause a backlash against some of our Muslim soldiers."
"I've asked our Army leaders to be on the lookout for that," General Casey said in an interview on CNN's "State of the Union. "It would be a shame — as great a tragedy as this was — it would be a shame if our diversity became a casualty as well."

That is, the same suicidal political correctness that prevented anyone from responding to the red flags Hasan had been flapping around in open sight will now be intensified, assuring that future Hasans can fester undisturbed like the pustules they are until it's time for them to pop.

On tips from Byron and Viking04.



Chairman Zero Calls Tea-Party Patriots "Extremists"

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:38 AM

From the Washington Examiner:

President Obama called the tea partiers "extremists" in front of Democrat House members. Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon said the President asked them, "Does anybody think that the teabag, anti-government people are going to support them if they bring down health care? All it will do is confuse and dispirit” Democratic voters “and it will encourage the extremists.”
Our President believes middle-aged, middle-class, Americans who exercise their First Amendment rights are "extremists", but warns against "jumping to conclusions" when an Islamic radical commits mass murder on a U.S. base. Harvey Dent has nothing on this two-faced hypocrite.

So, in the POV of Chairman Zero and his administration, these people are radical extremists:

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And this is a guy from the neighborhood we shouldn't jump to conclusions about:

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MSM Empathizes with Stressed Out Jihadist

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:17 AM

The MSM meme on the Fort Hood Islamic Terror attack is that the cause was not Islamic radicalism, but "teasing" and "tension."

CNN asks: Did Nidal Hasan murder 13 people and wound 30 others while screaming "Allah Akbar" because of "taunting," "teasing," and "harassment?"

According to the New York Waste of Times, the cause of Nidal Hasan's murderous attack was not Islamist ideology, but "tension." Instead of playing Halo to blow off steam, he just decided to murder a dozen people. It had nothing to do with Islamic radicalism, according to the "newspaper of record."

Since Hasan survived the attack, maybe the Obama Administration will do something about his "tension," like send him to Bermuda so he can relax with his fellow jihadists.

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Obama policy: Commit Terror against the USA: Win a trip to Bermuda



Back to the Future

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:38 AM

Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano provides the official Obamunist position on the Fort Hood terror attack; and that position is prostrate, with the head buried deeply in the sand.

Napolitano said her agency is working with state and local groups to try to deflect any anti-Muslim anger after the Thursday attacks by Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a Muslim who reportedly expressed growing dismay over the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The shootings left 13 people dead and 29 wounded.
“This was an individual who does not, obviously, represent the Muslim faith,” she said after meeting with a group of women university students.

The man was screaming Allahu-Akbar as he slaughtered our soldiers, including a pregnant woman. He attended the same radical mosque as the 9-11 hijackers whose imam has praised the attack. He described American soldiers as "infidels who should have their throats slit." How many dots to you need to connect, woman? The Obama Regime is more concerned with not hurting Muslim feelings than it is with protecting American lives. To Janet Napolitano, the real terror threat, as identified in her department memo, are tea-partiers, pro-lifers, and anti-tax activists.

This is a replay of Clinton Administration policies: Multiple terror attacks on the United States (in Kenya, Tanzania, the Khobar Towers, the USS Cole) were ignored. Reports that Muslim radicals were signing up for flight school but cutting class on the days when landings were covered were ignored. Instead, the Clinton administration ordered the FBI to focus on threats to abortion mills.

Ignore Islamic terrorism, and use the FBI to persecute political opponents. All of this has happened before, and all of this will happen again.

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"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein



Morning Briefs: Stuff You Probably Have Already Read Somewhere Else

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:47 AM

Good Morning Campers and Disgusting Worms,

Item Number One: Message from Obamacrat baby boomers to future generations of Americans --- "Screw You!" That's the real message of the House's vote on PelosiCare; they're destroying health care at enormous cost and sticking future generations with the bill. Thanks to Obama, Pelosi and company, future generations can look forward to being poorer, sicker, and less free.

What people don't realize about PelosiCare is it's actually a counter-terrorism bill. If the Obamacrats destroy America first, there's no reason for Iran or Al Qaeda to bother.

Item Number Two: Congressman Bawney Fwank, a.k.a. "The Banking Queen's" taste in boyfriends is as lousy as his mad economic skillzs. We all knew about Steve Gobie, running the prostitution ring out of Fwank's Townhouse. Another boyfriend was implicated in the Fannie Mae collapse. Now, it turns out another boy-toy was a drug dealer. The congressman claims he had no idea what a marijuana plant even looks like, which makes him far more stupid than the average sixth grader.

Item Number Three: And in the "Would They Ever Do This to Mohammed" Department, a Theater Company looking for some cheap but perfectly safe "controversy" has created a play in which Our Lord Jesus Christ is portrayed as a trans-sexual woman. It occurs to me that if the Religious Right were really as dangerous as the progressive left is always whining that it is, they would never pull crap like this. One would think that after 30-40 years, the whole game of insulting Christians to gin up controversy would have grown hackneyed, but the left never seems to tire of it. They are so easily amused and satisfied with themselves; like infants enjoying the warm mushy feel of their own crapulence.

And now, another stinger.

A typical female reaction to Goatse Wellstoned



November 8, 2009

This Thread Is Now Open

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:04 PM

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Moonbat Professor Laments the Collapse of the Berlin Wall

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:01 PM

The Academic Elite in the USA and Eurotopia have a genuine love and affection for brutal, oppressive Communist regimes. Castro and Chavez are heroes to them. And it should come as little surprise that a feminist professor takes to the pages of the Guardian to lament the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

On 9 November 1989 when the Berlin Wall came down I realised German unification would soon follow, which it did a year later. This meant the end of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), the country in which I was born, grew up, gave birth to my two children, gained my doctorate and enjoyed a fulfilling job as a lecturer in English literature at Potsdam University. Of course, unification brought with it the freedom to travel the world and, for some, more material wealth, but it also brought social breakdown, widespread unemployment, blacklisting, a crass materialism and an "elbow society" as well as a demonisation of the country I lived in and helped shape. Despite the advantages, for many it was more a disaster than a celebratory event.

By "for many," she means "me." (Progressive leftists are masters at projecting their selfish desires on masses of people.) In her case, the disaster was she was no longer a privileged academic in a country where the great masses of people waited in lines all day for scarce supplies of food and consumer goods, and were subject at any time to arrest and imprisonment by the secret police. Being a progressive leftist academic, she was okay with that as long as there was socialized health care.

Since the demise of the GDR, many have come to recognise and regret that the genuine "social achievements" they enjoyed were dismantled: social and gender equality, full employment and lack of existential fears, as well as subsidised rents, public transport, culture and sports facilities.

That doesn't sound a whole lot different than the Obama-Pelosi-Reid agenda; except for the "full employment" part.

There's no need for me to rebut her, Jonah Goldberg already did so, and did so well.

As Newsbusters reminds us, the media left were just as pro-communist back in the day as the academic left.

“Few tears will be shed over the demise of the East German army, but what about East Germany’s eighty symphony orchestras, bound to lose some subsidies? Or the whole East German system, which covered everyone in a security blanket from day care to health care, from housing to education? Some people are beginning to express, if ever so slightly, nostalgia for that Berlin Wall.” — CBS’s Bob Simon, March 16, 1990 Evening News.

By "some people" he means "me." East Germany may have been an oppressed, impoverished police state... but it had subsidized symphonies. To Bob, that made it okay.

Our media, our academic institutions, the White House, and both houses of Congress are now firmly in the control of people who believe the wrong side won the Cold War.



Filed under Irony of Ironies Dept.

Posted by The MaryHunter at 12:45 PM

Props to uberband U2, who felt that the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall warranted special recognition -- unlike Our Dear Leader of the (Not-So-) Free World, B. Hussen Obama, who declined Chancellor Merkel's invitation due to a hangnail, or pulled cerebrum, or perhaps it was an ear liposuction appointment.

But a razz to U2 for the ironic situation that ensued:

The band played a free concert Thursday at the city's Brandenburg Gate to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago. Ten-thousand tickets were distributed, but, in honoring one wall's demise, the organizers put up another one — literally.
A 12-foot-high metal fence draped with a white tarp was set up to keep people without a ticket from seeing the concert.
Some Berliners were heard shouting "Tear down this wall!" about the U2 concert wall.

Reagan would have been proud.

Allegedly there was a reason for concert organizer MTV to construct this New Berlin Wall:

...MTV said it worked with the local promoter, the city and police to install a temporary fence "around the site to ensure the safety and security of the attendees at the event as well as residents and businesses in the area".
U2's representatives declined to comment.

This all brings new meaning to the notion that freedom isn't free - even if it was intended to be.

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Two Degrees of Separation

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:36 AM

Former president George W. Bush wasted no time getting to Fort Hood to comfort survivors of the latest devastating Islamic terror attack on our soil. Yet the Marxist community activist we're asked to regard as the current president couldn't be bothered; he was too busy loafing at Camp David.

Everyone knows that leftists like Chairman Zero have no love for our troops, but even so this gargantuan faux pas is a mystery. Apparently he has yielded to public outrage and agreed to make an appearance at a memorial service later in the week. But weren't there any grownups among his advisors to tell him right away how a president would behave?

Maybe he just didn't want to draw attention to Nidal Malik Hasan's loose ties to the Obama Administration:

In 2008 The George Washington University Homeland Security Institute (HSPI) initiated a transition task force to help craft homeland security policies during Obama's transition period. In May of 2009 HSPI finished its report titled, "Thinking Anew-Security Priorities for the Next Administration." One of the members of this Obama transition project was none other than the Muslim murderer Nidal Hassan.

Hasan has also been loosely linked to Al Qaeda:

Major Nidal Malik Hasan worshipped at a mosque led by a radical imam said to be a "spiritual adviser" to three of the hijackers who attacked America on Sept 11, 2001.
Hasan, the sole suspect in the massacre of 13 fellow US soldiers in Texas, attended the controversial Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Great Falls, Virginia, in 2001 at the same time as two of the September 11 terrorists, The Sunday Telegraph has learnt. His mother's funeral was held there in May that year.
The preacher at the time was Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born Yemeni scholar who was banned from addressing a meeting in London by video link in August because he is accused of supporting attacks on British troops and backing terrorist organisations.
Hasan's eyes "lit up" when he mentioned his deep respect for al-Awlaki's teachings, according to a fellow Muslim officer at the Fort Hood base in Texas, the scene of Thursday's horrific shooting spree.
As investigators look at Hasan's motives and mindset, his attendance at the mosque could be an important piece of the jigsaw. Al-Awlaki moved to Dar al-Hijrah as imam in January, 2001, from the west coast, and three months later the September 11 hijackers Nawaf al-Hamzi and Hani Hanjour began attending his services. A third hijacker attended his services in California.

Granted these links are much looser than Obama's close ties to Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, but they do give us only two degrees of separation between Al Qaeda and the Obamination Administration, through Hasan. Maybe that also explains why the liberal establishment is trying desperately to spin off the terror attack as a case of "compassion fatigue," ignoring the killer's screams of "Allahu Akhbar" before opening fire.

On tips from Wiggins, V the K, Oiao, Cheetah, Edward, and Conservigilant. Hat tip: American Power.



Another Peek Into the Bunker

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:21 AM

The Obama bunker, November 3, 2009:

Via The Nose on Your Face, on a tip from Joe. Hat tip: JammieWearingFool.



B. Hussein Obama Embracing Islam

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:13 AM

The Marxist community activist in the White House may no longer be a Muslim technically speaking, be he's made it clear enough where his sympathies lie in the struggle between Islam and Western Civilization. I suppose he's just being true to his roots…

If only he would show this much respect for our culture.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Religion of Peacenik: America Will Be Annihilated

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:58 AM

Uh oh. Our governmedia's Islamic friends are promising that America will be annihilated:

If so, it will happen from within, because we have allowed crucial institutions like the media, academia, and even the government to be hijacked by treasonous scum who facilitate our country's enemies however they can.

On a tip from Moonbat Skullcracker.



O'Reilly, Goldberg Stick a Fork in Depraved MSM

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:50 AM

The Age of Obama has given the mainstream media more than enough rope to hang itself — which it may have done definitively by siding with demented Islamic terrorist Nidal Malik Hasan in the wake of the 13 murders he committed at Fort Hood, actually attempting to portray this jihadist fiend as somehow the victim. Bill O'Reilly and Bernie Goldberg explain:

Via TVNewser, on a tip from JC.



Dems Had a Choice

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:41 AM

…between the parasitical trial lawyers who bankroll their corrupt party and seniors in need of medical care. They chose predictably.

On a tip from John R.



November 7, 2009

The Religion of Peace and Tolerance Meets the Ft. Hood Terrorist Massacre

Posted by The MaryHunter at 5:25 PM

What can one say about this video?


Hat tip: FlagThisMuzzles3

On a tip from Moonbat Skullcracker.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:18 AM

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Compliments of Diversity Lane.



Village of the Obamatrons Video Epidemic

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:11 AM

The quaint statist habit of training children to sing praises to an authoritarian ruler — popularized in Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and communist North Korea — is turning into an epidemic among Obamunists. We've seen them before, e.g., here and here. Big Hollywood has discovered 11 more. Almost immediately, all but two were pulled from YouTube. Have a bucket handy before watching the survivors:



Just how disturbing were the others that they would get pulled down so quickly once patriots shone a light on them? Big Hollywood has the lyrics. Some of the performers are barely old enough to tie their shoes.

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

Statists of the past would love Obamania.

On tips from mega, Byron, Bergbikr, and TED.



Saturday Briefs

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:36 AM

I don't usually do this, but there's some choice stuff out there today. I'll make this quick, it's a beautiful morning, there's a hiking trail calling my name.

Item Number One: Chairman Zero's Press Secretary Robert "Family Guy" Gibbs whines that, unlike Obama, Bush never had to put up with people comparing him to Hitler. Oh, Really? Next, he'll be saying PBO is the first president to be accused of having an Enemies List.

Item Number Two
: Forget about the 13 soldiers murdered by the jihadist Nidal Malik Hasan, Geraldo Rivera says the real victims are American Muslims. His view is common among his fellow Obama-fluffers in the MSM, who don't really feel for the families of the dead and wounded, they're too busy fretting that the shooter wasn't named Smith, because a white male shooter would be perfectly acceptable to demonize. This comes from the same media who had no problem smearing all pro-lifers after that abortionist got capped.

The Muslims have the most out of whack ratio of "Oppression bitched about" to "Oppression actually suffered" of any group except maybe Teh Gheys. A guy murders a dozen people while screaming, "Allahu Akbar," and we're supposed to pretend his religion was not a factor.


Item Number Three
: Thanks to new drilling techniques, Global reserves of exploitable natural gas have tripled in just the last four years. Funny, I thought moonbats like Joe Biden were telling us "Drill, Baby, Drill" wasn't even part of the answer.

Another moonbat gets drilled



November 6, 2009

White House's Funny Jobs Numbers - Part Deux

Posted by The MaryHunter at 7:22 PM

News Flash: fuzzy math might be fairly common in the Obama administration's estimates of those thousands of jobs it claims to have created or saved through the $787 billion porkulus bill. The Associated Press, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today provide examples:

The Journal estimates at least 2,000 of the 640,000 jobs the administration claimed to have saved or created do not exist.
USA Today reports that a Texas public housing authority manager told the government he had hired six people with the $26,000 in stimulus aid he was given. The government told him that was not correct. When he reported the total hours worked, 450, that figure ended up in the "jobs created" column.
The AP says 9,500 jobs claimed by the Health and Human Services Department weren't saved at all, but were included when existing employees were given pay raises and benefits. HHS spokesman Luis Rosero defended the practice saying, "If I give you a raise, it is going to save a portion of your job."

What's more...

Many Head Start preschool programs also counted workers who got raises, as jobs saved. An administration spokesman says the problems with the Head Start numbers probably would be balanced out by other errors that under report jobs.

Yup, balance them out, just like this:

Without the stimulus, Unemployment would have hit 8%.
With the stimulus, it hit 10.2%.
Therefore, the stimulus worked.

QED

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There's more than just one way to restate the numbers.

Photo credit:Insidiator.



Hope & Change

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:41 PM

Here's your Hope & Change:

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If the Dems manage to ram PelosiCare and Tax & Charade through for the Moonbat Messiah's eager signature, the current stratospheric unemployment rate could double.

But on the positive side, Chairman Zero is "creating or saving" millions of imaginary jobs every hour.



$15 Billion More Down the Fannie Mae Hole?

Posted by The MaryHunter at 12:21 PM

Do you remember Fannie Mae, one of several oh-so-successful government experiments in controlling an aspect of the financial industry -- in this case, home mortgages? Well, it seems Fannie is asking Uncle Sam Bigbucks for a hand again:

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Embattled mortgage lender Fannie Mae said Thursday after posting a third-quarter net loss that it has asked the U.S. Treasury Department for an additional $15 billion in assistance by the end of the year.
Fannie Mae (FNM 1.03, -0.09, -8.05%) said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that its request for more funding was made "to eliminate our net worth deficit" as of the end of September. It's hoping to receive the funds by Dec. 31.

Has anyone kept track of how much the U.S. has already shoved into that Fannie? Why yes:

Fannie Mae has already received some $44.9 billion in federal government assistance, under a senior preferred-stock purchase agreement.

So, let me get this straight: in order for this utter failure of a financial institution to not post a net worth deficit, our nation needs to add more to it's deficit.

Did I miss something here? Oh yes, the obligate Barney Frank video:

Well, at least their stock is only $1.03 now, sounds like a perfect bargain for long-term investing. If the Obama Administration keeps bailing them out, at least it couldnt ever be worth nothing.




Social Decay Rots Recruitment Prospects

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:42 AM

The degenerative disease known as moonbattery is taking its toll, reducing Americans to shameful shadows of what we've been in the past. A nation of brainwashed, bellyaching liberals who spend most of their time in front of the idiot box is making life hard for military recruiters:

About 75 percent of the country's 17- to 24-year-olds are ineligible for military service, largely because they are poorly educated, overweight and have physical ailments that make them unfit for the armed forces, according to a report issued Thursday. …
"We are very concerned," said retired Army Maj. Gen. James Kelley, a member of Mission: Readiness, the Washington-based nonprofit organization that issued the report. "We do have the greatest military in the world [—] we have the greatest planes, the greatest tanks, the greatest ships [—] but the key goal is having great people. Right now, we're attracting very highly qualified folks but that could change over time."

Education is such a problem that recruiters have been trying to fill the void left by our union-suffocated government schools, tutoring potential recruits and helping them with their homework.

There are also physical factors, caused by a general wussification of our culture:

[A]bout a third of all potential recruits can't join … because they're too fat and out of shape.
"When you get kids who can't do push-ups, pull-ups or run, this is a fundamental problem not just for the military but for the country," said Curtis Gilroy, the Pentagon's director of accessions policy.

If cultural trends aren't reversed, we'll soon need to import soldiers, like other dying civilizations have done. But we'll still lead the world in producing fashionably liberal metrosexual movie stars.

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What moonbattery produces instead of soldiers.

On a tip from Anonymous Countermoonbat.



Radiation Threat From Environmentally Correct Moonbatmobiles

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:41 AM

If there's one thing sanctimonious moonbats will never run short of, it's pernicious unintended consequences. From Israel:

The Environmental Protection Ministry confirmed to The Jerusalem Post this week that it has launched an independent study of exposure to electromagnetic radiation from hybrid car batteries.
There have been concerns raised both here and abroad that the batteries might generate worrying amounts of electromagnetic radiation over long periods of time. …
Ministry Director-General Yossi Inbar first turned to the hybrid vehicle importers, and through them to the manufacturers themselves, the ministry said, asking for information about exposure to electromagnetic fields in the cars. However, it soon became clear that the manufacturers did not have the requested information, the ministry said.

Fortunately, this health threat isn't necessarily a problem for us. If California goes through with plans that could effectively impose metallic reflective window glazing on the entire American car market, the shielding might keep in not only radio signals from wireless safety features, but also potentially deadly radiation. That way, only the people in the car will be affected — and they deserve it for not taking public transportation. The important thing is that the polar bears will be safe.

On a tip from nancz.



Cluelessness Compounded

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:54 AM

Yesterday the Moonbat Messiah turned stomachs with his inappropriate demeanor when he gave a jaunty "shout-out" to "Congressional Medal of Honor winner" Joe Medicine Crow before belatedly getting around to delivering his obligatory words of regret over Religion of Peacenik Nidal Malik Hasan's horrific killing spree. However, NewsBusters informs us that Joe Medicine Crow, said to be the last living Plains Indian war chief, didn't even win the Congressional Medal of Honor, but the Medal of Freedom. Chairman Zero awarded it to him himself just last August. But medals and stuff are all kind of the same to a community organizer.

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Our Commander in Chief.

On a tip from John H.



PelosiCare Will Force You to Pay for Abortions

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:11 AM

Since the will of the people is clearly not a concern in the reckless left-wing legislation our rulers have been ramming through Congress, it should come as no surprise that PelosiCare finances abortion. The tab for snuffing out children's lives is to be picked up by every person enrolled in the government "option" — which of course will be mandatory after insurance companies have been deliberately driven into bankruptcy. Rep. John Boehner's office confirms:

Health reform should be an opportunity to protect human life - not end it.
Unfortunately, Speaker Pelosi's 2,032-page government takeover of health care does just that. On line 17, p. 110, section 222 under "Abortions for which Public Funding is Allowed" the Health and Human Services Secretary is given the authority to determine when abortion is allowed under the government-run plan. The Speaker's plan also requires that at least one insurance plan offered in the Exchange covers abortions.

By the way, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is known as the Abortion Queen.

What is even more alarming is that a monthly abortion premium will be charged of all enrollees in the government-run plan. It's right there on line 16, page 96, section 213, under "Insurance Rating Rules." The premium will be paid into a U.S. Treasury account - and these federal funds will be used to pay for the abortion services.

Saddam Hussein used to send families of political prisoners who were shot by firing squad a bill for the ammunition expended. Forcing people who believe in the sanctity of innocent human life to finance abortions displays the same belligerent arrogance.

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Taxpayers aren't the only ones with a stake in PelosiCare's defeat.

On a tip from Mattius Maximus.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:42 AM

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On a tip from nancz.



California's CARB to Take Lead in Ruining Auto Industry

Posted by The MaryHunter at 6:11 AM

Fruits and nuts are not all that infest the political nightmare that is California. The California Air Resources Board (CARB), infused with eco-greenbats, is threatening to impose strict regulations that could irrevocably damage the auto industry nationwide. The loopy rule would require cars and light trucks sold after 2012 "to feature metallic reflective window glazing to keep interiors cool and thus use less air conditioning." It is an attempt to make greener cars by reducing auto air conditioning use - and ruining GPS, cell phones and other wireless safety features in the process.

Toyota tried this approach back in 1989-94, and it was a disaster. The problem is that the new windows would reflect radio waves, thus highly compromising the use of GPS units, garage-door openers, laptop computers, satellite radio systems, parolee ankle bracelets, wireless medical equipment and cell phones. CARB admits the mandate would interfere with radio signals but is poised to promulgate the new rule later this month anyway. A 15-day public comment period would follow, during which alert consumers could overwhelm the bureaucrats with objections.
The new windows would add about $250 to the cost of each vehicle. Cars with sunroofs, and perhaps convertibles, probably would not comply and thus could effectively be outlawed. Drivers trapped in their cars after accidents couldn't call 911.

Forget about the safety issue, there's that guy thing about getting directions to consider:

The proposed regulation even could be counterproductive. Destroying GPS capability could lead to increased emissions that more than counteract the reduced use of air conditioning. An industry study this year showed that drivers using GPS reduce carbon emissions by 24 percent by virtue of taking shorter routes and not getting lost. That's 10 times the expected benefit from the CARB proposal.

California is a huge auto market. If it forces automakers to comply with a mirrored glass mandate, the industry may be forced to change auto standards nationwide.

All this, when the American auto industry is already backed into a corner. But when your aim is to tear down a way of life -- the American automobile -- for what is perceived as "the greener good", these collateral effects would naturally drive more Americans into inconvenient, smelly, unreliable public transportation. Just another freedom -- freedom to purchase, own and operate a car safely -- that the AlGore Green Conspiracy is eager to extract from us.

Thank you, California.


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Radio-frequency-dependent safety devices? Who needs 'em.



We Borrow Money from China?

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:41 AM

If the Founding Fathers were around today, would they be siding with tea-partiers, or the political elites?



Morning Briefs: Stuff You Probably Read Someplace Else

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 2:47 AM

Good Morning Campers and Creepers,

Item Number One: Iranians protesting against their despotic regime chant, "Obama, are you with us (the people) or with them (the oppressors)?" I think he answered that question earlier this year. ("The, uh, regime is, uh, slaughtering people in the street. Who's up for ice cream?") The Mullahs hate America and freedom, just like Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, and the rest of his old crew from Chicago. PBO loves those guys. It's the tea-partiers he hates.

Item Number Two: On Airstrip One, social workers have confiscated the children of a heavyset couple because of concerns the children might become fat. Previously, local busybodies had spent $190,000 in taxpayer money to pay "minders" to tell them not to eat so much. Fat people are, of course, subhuman and not entitled to the same rights as the rest of us.

Item Number Three: Here's some nice blue-on-blue violence: Moonbat procedural drama Law and Order takes on Moonbat Talk Show host David Letterman and Dingbat talkfest The View. In an upcoming L&O episode, a lesbian talk-show host with a history of sexually harassing subordinates (it's okay when liberals do it) becomes involved in murder and blackmail. I've seen enough episodes of Law and Order to know that no matter how obvious it seems that the lesbian is a killer, somehow, a white male is responsible.

I leave you with the voice of Mark Levin mocking an Obamunist bureaucrat caller.



November 5, 2009

Alan Grayson: Follow the Rules! Make an Appointment!

Posted by The MaryHunter at 7:50 PM

"The Rules" apparently require the media to "Make an Appointment" with congressmen like Rep. Alan Grayson if they wish to ask questions.

Is that so? Well, naturally, as Grayson explains:

Shine a little light on a cockroach, watch it run.

Hat tip: Bill O'Reilly.
Couresy of rexanders8.



More from the DC Patriot Rally: Can You Hear Us Now, Washington?

Posted by The MaryHunter at 5:52 PM

These pictures were shot by my friend and neighbor Patriot Tim, who attended with a friend from Alaska. Both went to visit AK Congressman Don Young in the morning to discuss ObamaCare and other liberty-stripping moves by Obama's pet Democrat Congress. Then, they attended the rally with thousands of attendees. "The talks were great: Levin, Bachmann, a couple dozen congressmen and women... everyone was energized like for the 9/12 March," said Tim, a veteran of the Patriot League trying to take back America from the political hacks--both Republican and Democrat--running our nation into the ground. He went on:

I tried to get into Pelosi's Palace [aka the Cannon Building] but the line went around the building. I also heard the capitol Gestapo wouldn't let people into her office. Thousands are in the house office buildings right now ripping heads off those stealing our freedoms. Hannity should have it all on his show tonight.
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They went to Princess Pelosi's Palace...


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...on and on they came, but apparently she was not taking visitors.

More from the rally:

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Whether or not this protest march gets nudged off of the MSM Obama Propaganda Machine "News" tonight and tomorrow morning, it won't be lost on those of us who wished we could attend. And it had better not be lost on those (many now without heads) who would continue to steal our freedoms if left unchecked.



PBO's 'My Pet Goat' Moment

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:09 PM

Watch as PBO gives a "shout out" to a friend in the audience, then glibly yammers on about some conference, and then... finally ... acknowledges the Fort Hood shooting.

I just don't like this guy. I mean, this is how he treats a somber moment like this? With a "shout-out" to some guy in the audience. I can hear the trolls now, "How dare you politicize this tragic moment, you racist hater." I don't give a damn. I think his glib manner was totally inappropriate.



Eyewitness Report From DC Patriot Rally

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:15 PM

Mega reports from today's rally against socialized medicine in DC:

It was hard to estimate the crowd size. It was, of course, on a different scale than the 9/12 rally, perhaps 5,000 to 8,000 people. Not too shabby for a workday, and on six day's notice from Bachmann. There were people from all over, with heavy representation from Texas, the Carolinas, and Georgia. The crowd, the signage, and the overall flavor were all reminiscent of 9/12 and the tea parties — very patriotic and jazzed, just on a smaller scale.
The first few speakers were excellent — Michele Bachmann, Mark Levin, etc. As it went on, it seemed like every Congressional Republican wanted to get up there for their 90 seconds of gaining street cred with conservatives, and that got a bit tedious. Bachmann, Eric Cantor, Mike Pence, and a few others were powerful; a whole slew who came after them were basically poseurs. They all see that there's some raw energy there, and they all want to channel it into support for Republicans; some do it better than others.
I was expecting an air of resignation or defeat in the crowd, or perhaps some anger for being ridiculed and written off after the summer, but that turned out to be my own projection. The crowd seemed optimistic, energized, and not ready to throw in any towels. Many had come in on buses from across the country.
There was almost no media coverage at all. I saw one media crew doing a few low-key man-on-the-street interviews, but nothing approaching real media coverage as you'd expect to see at a rally of thousands.
I think Bachmann pulled off a pretty good event.

Unfortunately, another event will obliterate any chance of this uprising getting the attention it deserves.

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Compliments of Mega.



Name of the Fort Hood Shooter

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 3:45 PM

ABC News is identifying the man who murdered 11 people and wounded 30 at the U.S. Army Base at Fort Hood as Major Malik Nadal Hasan.

I'm just going to go out on a limb here and guess he's not a Presbyterian.

The good news is, they killed the bastard.
*Update" Nope, now they tell us the bastard's still alive.

Prayers for the soldiers, the dead, the wounded, and their families, people.

Update:

Major Nadal Malik Hasan, a 39-year-old Muslim convert, was born and educated in Virginia. He is a psychiatrist who worked at Walter Reed for six years (and got a poor performance evaluation there). Hasan was transferred to Ft. Hood and worked at the psych ward there. He complained about deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Fox has interviewed someone who worked with him at Ft. Hood (Terry Lee) who says he was a harsh critic of U.S. foreign policy who said Muslims had a right to stand up and fight against the aggressor in Iraq and Afghanistan — i.e., us.



Counter-Moonbattery Alert: American Seniors Association Accepts Torn AARP Cards

Posted by The MaryHunter at 12:55 PM

Are you sickened that "your AARP" has backed the counter-productive (to put it mildly) House PelosiCare/ObamaCare healthcare bill? There's something you can do: Not only can you tear up your AARP card and write AARP a note of protest, but you can send that trashed card to the American Seniors Association (ASA) for a great deal on membership:

ASA is allowing elderly citizens to mail in their torn AARP cards and receive a 2 year-for-1 year membership with the American Seniors Association.

This deal has been going since the summer but it deserves renewed attention. From the ASA website:

The American Seniors Association (ASA) invites any American Association of Retired Persons member to mail us your torn AARP card and receive a 2 year- for- 1 year membership with ASA. Our organization representing hundreds of thousands of members believes we need health care reform, but we want what is best for seniors. ASA wants to cut wasteful spending in Medicare. ASA wants to see the Congress work to curb frivolous lawsuits that drive up the costs of doctor’s malpractice insurance. Our system needs an overhaul, but we do not need expensive Obamacare or anything resembling it.

Good alternatives always come along in an open society with a competitive free market. So feel free to show the AARP that actions have consequences.

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Caution: we're not sure whether ASA will accept AARP card ashes.

Hat tip: Mark Davis, sitting in for Rush.



Chimp Attack Serves as Pretext to Loot Taxpayers

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:45 AM

Since you can't sue a monkey…

A Connecticut woman mauled and blinded by a chimpanzee is seeking to sue the state for $150 million.
Attorneys for Charla Nash's family filed a notice Wednesday with the state's Office of Claims Commissioner asking for permission to sue the state.
The 200-pound chimpanzee named Travis went berserk in February when his owner, Sandra Herold, asked Nash to help lure him back into her house in Stamford. The animal ripped off Nash's hands, nose, lips and eyelids, and she remains in stable condition at the Cleveland Clinic.

Herold is already getting sued for $50 million. But the taxpayers have deeper pockets, so the state lawsuit should be far more remunerative for the vultures who flap down out of their law offices to feed on every tragedy. How the state of Connecticut is responsible for the behavior of a privately owned monkey is anybody's guess.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Republican Health Care Reform Plan Would Save Money and Reduce Costs

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 10:20 AM

Well, we can't have that can we?

Their (Republican) plan, which relies on interstate competition, HSAs, and tort reform, would only cost $61 billion in the first ten years of the plan...

So, it would reduce future deficits by a minimum of $1,339,000,000,000 compared to the Neo-Marxist Democrat plan. What else would it do?

CBO anticipates that the combination of provisions in the amendment would reduce average private health insurance premiums per enrollee in the United States, relative to what they would be under current law-by 7 percent to 10 percent in the small group market, by 5 percent to 8 percent for individually purchased insurance, and by zero to 3 percent in the large group market.

So, it would reduce deficit spending by almost a trillion and a half, and it would make health care more affordable, without any abortion funding, death panels, or cuts to MediCare.

To reject such a sensible, affordable plan, the Congress would have to be run by spendthrift idiots who don't care about the debt as long as they expand government power.

Unfortunately....



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:12 AM

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Compliments of Ruth P.



Eurocourt Bans Crucifixes in Italy

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:42 AM

Sometimes it seems liberal Euroweenies are deliberately testing to see just how much totalitarian moonbattery they can ram down people's throats before encountering significant resistance. In the latest outrage against liberty and national sovereignty, bureaucrats of the European Court of Human Rights have ruled that Italians cannot have crucifixes on the walls of their classrooms.

The ruling by the court in Strasbourg, which Italy said it would appeal, said crucifixes on school walls — a common sight that is part of every Italian's life — could disturb children who were not Christians.

That is, Muslim colonists might not like that Italy has been a Christian country since Constantine converted to Christianity in the 4th century.

Even some commies are aghast:

Paola Binetti, a Catholic in the opposition Democratic Party, the successor of what was once the West's largest communist party, said: "In Italy, the crucifix is a specific sign of our tradition."

Education Minister Mariastella Gelmini concurs:

The history of Italy is marked by symbols and if we erase symbols we erase part of ourselves.

This of course is exactly why progressive Eurocrats want crucifixes banned. The objective is not just to suppress Christianity, which is hardly even defended anymore; it is to eradicate Western civilization. That's why no effective measures are taken to save Europe from the ongoing Muslim demographic conquest — and why amnesty will soon open the door to massive Third World colonization of the USA.

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On a tip from mega.



Spendulus Failures Updates

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:40 AM

Item Number One: It's bad enough that Chairman Zero's crew decided to count raises given with stimulus money as jobs "saved" by the Stimulus. A count the White House defends thusly:

“If I give you a raise, it is going to save a portion of your job,” HHS spokesman Luis Rosero said.”

Now, you see why Chairman Zero wanted a creepy tax cheat in charge of the Treasury Department; he needed someone really good at fudging the numbers. But it gets worse, the vast majority of jobs "created or saved" were those of government bureaucrats. As an example:

“About two-thirds of the 14,506 jobs claimed to be saved under one federal office, the Administration for Children and Families at Health and Human Services, actually weren’t saved at all, according to a review of the latest data by The Associated Press. Instead, that figure includes more than 9,300 existing employees in hundreds of local agencies who received pay raises and benefits and whose jobs weren’t saved.”

It gets better, the Obamassiah apparently performed a "loaves and fishes" job creation miracle.

President Barack Obama's economic recovery program saved 935 jobs at the Southwest Georgia Community Action Council, an impressive success story for the stimulus plan. Trouble is, only 508 people work there.

Item Number Two: We know that Cash for Clunkers ended up costing $24,000 per car sold, and there is strong evidence that it did nothing but cannibalize sales from September and October, but the die-hard Obama culties still proclaim, "At least it helped the environment by getting those gas guzzlers off the roads."

Perhaps not:

“The single most common swap – which occurred more than 8,200 times – involved Ford F150 pickup owners who took advantage of a government rebate to trade their old trucks for new Ford F150s. They were 17 times more likely to buy a new F150 than, say, a Toyota Prius. The fuel economy for the new trucks ranged from 15 mpg to 17 mpg based on engine size and other factors, an improvement of just 1 mpg to 3 mpg over the clunkers.
Owners of thousands more large old Chevrolet and Dodge pickups bought new Silverado and Ram trucks, also with only barely improved mileage in the middle teens.

So, Cash for Clunkers was a massively expensive Government program that failed in its primary objectives. The Obamunists are citing it as a smashing success.



Harry Reid Panics Like a Little Sissy Girl

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:14 AM

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Granny Clampett look-alike Harry Reid (Demonrat-NV) was thrown into a panic, shut down the senate, deployed the Capitol Police, and dispatched HazMat Teams... to deal with a letter from former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop that was critical of the current Health Care Reform Takeover proposal winding its way through America's lower digestive tract... the United States Senate.

Koop wrote Reid a typed letter, tucked inside a hand-written business envelope, that appeared in Reid's office without postage and without going through a security screening process. A Senate postal clerk noticed the envelope and alerted a Reid staffer, who in turn notified Capitol Police about 2 p.m.
A small swarm of officers responded, first shutting down the hallway outside Reid's office and then taking the even rarer step of shutting down the wide Ohio Clock corridor that senators use for press conferences outside the Senate's main entrance. Mindful of the ricin and anthrax attacks in 2001, teams of hazardous materials technicians were called and tested the envelope before opening it and discovering Koop's letter.

Jumpy little twerps, aren't they?

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Moonbat Tech: Electric Police Cars

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:50 AM

Stressing official preference for pandering to political correctness rather than controlling crime, police in Oxford, England are puttering around in electric ecojokes.

The $33,000 Mitsubishi iMievs are guaranteed unhurtful to polar bears (since electricity is generated from pixie dust) and can go 100 miles on a charge — but only with the lights off. Consequently, cops are not able to use flashing blue lights to get people's attention.

Not to worry though, ecoscientists are working toward a solution:

Some manufacturer's have opted for an integrated solar roof to power such systems, like this quirky Trabant. One obvious drawback of this approach is that extended cloudy or dark periods will render it useless.

Here's an idea: why not let the police drive real cars, and give the electric go-carts to criminals? That way, the cops will be able to catch them.

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They've got to be kidding.

On a tip from Scaramouche.



While Obama Spends, Storm Clouds Gather

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:17 AM

Obamaphiles aren't the only statists who long for mandatory absorption into a scary collectivist herd. Yesterday was Russia's Day of People's Unity. While the Ditherer in Chief loses the war in Afghanistan and maneuvers our economy toward eventual collapse with unsustainable spending, this is what's going on in Russia, which has the firepower to blow up most of the solar system:

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It's a scary world out there. Too bad our government is more interested in "fundamentally transforming" America than defending it.

On a tip from Cristy Li.



Early Sesame Street Not PC Enough For Today's Rug Monkeys

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:20 AM

Today is the 40th Anniversary of the debut of Sesame Street, a multi-billion dollar marketing enterprise that makes reasonable people question why the hell PBS is still sucking up taxpayer dollars like a giant Hoover Varmint Vac. Google, of course, has marked the day with a special logo, since this occasion is neither patriotic nor acknowledges the brave sacrifice of American Veterans.

But as bottom-dwelling news network CNN notes, those early episodes of Sesame Street contained references to cookies and smoking that would shock the conscience of today's tweedy perpetually offended helicopter mom.

On the DVDs, Cookie Monster can be seen as his character of Alistair Cookie in his "Monsterpiece Theatre" segment (a spoof of Alistair Cooke's "Masterpiece Theatre") smoking a pipe.
Yep, Cookie Monster smoked.

Horrors! The article also notes that in 2006, Cookie monster cut back on the cookies, because the liberal do-gooders who make the show were convinced he was causing childhood obesity by encouraging kids to eat cookies. Note, however, the do-gooders were not so convinced that childhood obesity was a problem that they wanted the little crumb-crunchers to turn off the idiot box and go outside for a while.

As a result of these and other horrors (the original neighborhood was a bit untidy), the DVD release of those early episodes carries, naturally, a warning label

"These early 'Sesame Street' episodes are intended for grown-ups, and may not suit the needs of today's preschool child."

I love the "intended for grown-ups" part. If ever there were an admission that the typical PBS-pledging lib is an arrested state of development, that is it.

Also, who knew The Count Was Such a Potty Mouth?

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Post-Election Euphoria Fades with Depressing WaPo Headline

Posted by The MaryHunter at 5:52 AM

The Washington Compost does have a knack for sucking the wind out of a celebration with its headlines, doesn't it:

Va. Republicans pledge to steer toward center
A tone set by McDonnell

Even more depressing, the first paragraph:

RICHMOND -- Despite winning the governor's race by a 17-percentage point blowout, Virginia Republicans insisted Wednesday that they had gained no broad mandate and would make their top priority the pragmatic platform that drove voters to the polls.

They. Just. Don't. Get. It.

Virginian Republicans and Conservatives, I pity you.



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

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:45 AM

Good Morning Campers & Lefty Trolls Who Never Got Past Their Daddy Issues,

Item One: A judge in Airstrip One has ordered that environmentalism be treated as a religion equal to Christianity. The right has long recognized that the green movement has embraced its own mythology, complete with a demon (George W. Bush), a concept of sin (activities that emit carbon dioxide), and an Apocalypse (Global Warming). Now, because of this judge's ruling, if you claim that your environmental beliefs preclude you from doing things your job requires and as a result your employer fires you, you can now sue your employer for religious discrimination.

Item Number Two: Delusional basket case Keith Olbermann is claiming MSDNC is the Number One cable news network. FoxNews has 4 times as many viewers as MSDNC (4,043,000 versus 974,000), but Olby's boyfriend B. Hussein said Fox isn't really a News network, so that makes Olby Queen of the Cable News Channels. (Just like his buddy Dan Rather is Queen of the Space Unicorns.)

Just to remind you, on Election Night, Olby ditched live coverage so he wouldn't have to cover Republican victories in New Jersey and Virginia.


Item Number Three
: As you may have heard, Olby's boyfriend B. Hussein, is skipping the celebration of the twenty year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. (After all, it was a defeat for global communism, why would PBO want to celebrate that?) In El Lay, pieces of the Berlin Wall are being displayed in commemoration of the 20 year anniversary. A local artist wanted to place a portrait of President Kennedy on one end of the exhibit to mark the beginning of the wall and a portrait of Ronald Reagan at the other to mark the end. Event organizers were okay with one portrait, but vetoed the other. Can you guess which one they vetoed?

Morning Briefs were not brought to you by Microsoft. Check out what greeted Microsoft employees returning through Sea-Tac airport recently.

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Spot the Racism

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:26 AM

The Progressive Left are masters of 'Magic Eye Racism.' They can look at a typical scene in which a normal person would perceive no hint of racism and by squinting at it, tilting their heads, focusing on a point behind it, they can find racism.

The AFL-CIO claims that this Anti-ObamaCare Advert created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is racist. Can you see the racism?

Did you see the racism? Did you see the promotion of White Supremacy? Did you see the denigration of non-white races as inferiors who deserve to be discriminated against? Do you give up? OK, then go to Michelle Malkin to help Spot the Racism.



November 4, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:55 PM

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A Salute to Mr. Really in Your Face Earmarker

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:51 PM

Abscam Jack Murtha and the rest of our Democrat rulers get credit for one thing: chutzpah as boundless as their appetite for other people's money.

On a tip from TED.



Joe Scarborough Does Keith Olbermann

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:43 PM

Scarborough's imitation of Queef Doberman isn't half bad:

If he develops his talents just a little further, he'll be ready to graduate to FNC.

Hat tip: HotAirPundit, on a tip from SK.



The Pride of America: Our Obot Children

Posted by The MaryHunter at 4:20 PM

You need to have a pretty strong stomach to handle this: Many children paying homage to Our Dear Leader Obama.


Hat tip to RobtKraft.

On a twip from LeCombat.



Your Money at Work

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:09 PM

As real unemployment soars well into the double digits, and the economy staggers under the weight of Big Government, this is where your tax money goes:

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius … announced plans to establish the nation's first national resource center to assist communities across the country in their efforts to provide services and supports for older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals. …
The LGBT Resource Center will help community-based organizations [e.g., ACORN] understand the unique needs and concerns of older LGBT individuals and assist them in implementing programs for local service providers, including providing help to LGBT caregivers who are providing care for an older partner with health or other challenges.
The Administration on Aging will award a single Resource Center grant at approximately $250,000 per year, pending availability of funds. Eligible entities will include public-private nonprofit organizations with experience working on LGBT issues on a national level.

Pending availability of funds? Even the Moonbat Messiah admits the government is out of money, but that hasn't slowed down spending any. Once these frivolous sinkholes have opened, they will continue to suck in tax loot forever and ever, whether we can afford them or not.

On a tip from Karin.



Narcissist in Chief Update

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 11:02 AM

Chairman Zero wasn't watching election returns last night. There was something much more important on his mind, watching the fawning, HBO Documentary about himself that would have made Leni Riefenstahl say, "Don't you think this might be a bit much?"

At first he was concerned that the documentary seemed to portray him as hiding a nefarious agenda behind promises of global peace and universal health care ... then, someone pointed out that he was watching the premier of V and helped him change the channel.

Also, Breitbart has uncovered 11 new videos of schoolchildren being forced to sing songs of praise to Chairman Zero. Sure, nothing creepy or North Koreaish about that. No, sir...

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"I can't decide on Afghanistan right now, I'm too busy looking at a picture of a beautiful man."



Oh, The Ironing!

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 9:45 AM

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The same day his party got shellacked in Virginia and New Jersey, and the two candidates he campaigned heavily for lost big-time, the Obama White House was hosting contestants from an NBC program called The Biggest Loser.

The White House is trying to spin the NY-23 race as having national significance, but the NJ and VA races as being "just local." They had nothing to do whatsoever with Obama. They want you to forget you ever saw these Corzine billboards:

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You didn't see this.

And forget this Creigh Deeds mailer sent to hundreds of thousands of Virginia voters.

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You didn't see this, either.

Given that two of my three predictions were wrong, it's safe to say I suck at analysis. Which is actually good news because I don't see the Republicans taking the House next year, and I can see Chairman Zero handily winning re-election. I'd only say all three races - NJ, VA, and NY-23 - have lessons in them for Republicans. 1. Connect conservative positions to practical policies that solve problems. 2. Choose candidates that appeal to the base.

And maybe there's a lesson for Democrats, too. Campaigns based on scorched Earth and personal attacks don't always work, even when you have the Washington Post to carry the water for you (Creigh Deeds) or spend tens of millions of dollars on ads that attack your opponent for being fat (Jon Corzine). I note that a scorched Earth campaign based on spending millions on attack ads is precisely what Harry Reid is promising next year.

One more thing, Rasmussen, the pollster the progressive left hates and calls a Republican tool, was the only pollster to call New Jersey accurately. He nailed it!



Next Punitive Tax: Meat

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:40 AM

The power to tax is the power to destroy. Since the liberal kooks who run the government favor vegetarianism, that will mean the destruction of anyone who eats a normal human diet, if it's up to prominent moonbat "ethicist" Peter Singer, who claims that "the reasons for a tax on beef and other meats are stronger than those for discouraging consumption of cigarettes, transfats or sugary drinks." This is because:

1. Despite the fact that our teeth are clearly designed for eating meat, meat is supposedly bad for us.
2. Farming is bad because it's cruel to animals. Let the chickens fly free!
3. Farm animals have to eat, and feeding them is a waste of food.
4. Fertilizer from crops fed to farm animals causes pollution.

…and finally, the topper:

5. Eating meat makes it be too hot out because animal farts cause global warming.

Singer's solution: "a 50% tax on the retail value of all meat."

Despite the impression his pronouncements will leave on any sane person, Peter Singer is not a hobo with congealed vomit in his hair, but a distinguished Professor of Bioethics at Princeton and a leading light of the liberal intelligentsia. How he missed becoming Obamao's Diet Czar is anyone's guess.

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Not Peter Singer.

On a tip from Puffdaddy.



Massive Turnout for Tea Party in Houston

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:07 AM

The Tea Party phenomenon hasn't run out of gas. From Houston:

More than 10,000 people turned out Monday night for a North Houston Tea Party Patriots gathering to protest proposed health care reform and what they called big government spending and overzealous government leadership, according to preliminary attendance figures.

Joan Orozco of The Woodlands summed up public sentiment:

Basically, I think the country is going in the wrong direction quickly. I think the Constitution is being violated. People are tired of being told what the government is going to do to them.

The shoe will soon be on the other foot if our liberal rulers continue to push forward with radical legislation like healthcare nationalization, Tax & Charade, and card check. The fates of Corzine, Deeds, and Scuzzyawfula should give socialist apparatchiks some idea of what the people will do to them.

On a tip from Byron.



Andy Stern: Comrade Obama's #1 Visitor

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:27 AM

Two court recent court rulings have resulted in the Moonbat Messiah "voluntarily" disclosing his White House visitor's list. Stanley McCrystal — commander of our forsaken troops in Afghanistan — has met with Obamao twice. In stark contrast, Andy Stern — head of the ACORN-affiliated SEIU — has visited the White House 22 times, leading the list.

SEIU has earned its face time with the POTUS by donating $60 million and 100,000 volunteers to Obama's campaign. Although Stern has made it clear that every single member of SEIU is to devote time to helping elect Democrats, the union is designated a 527, meaning that it is supposedly apolitical and therefore is not limited in the soft money it can shovel at sleazy politicians, unlike honest institutions.

Given Stern's radical background, it's unsurprising that his tactics are thuggish:

Under Stern's leadership, SEIU commonly bullies and pressures companies into signing agreements to make SEIU the representative of their employees. If a company resists joining the union, Stern and his political, media and activist allies conspire to launch "corporate campaigns" aimed at breaking down that resistance through what they term the "death of a thousand cuts." In such campaigns, the cabal of attackers harasses and disrupts company activities, sends vicious emails and letters to stockholders, intimidates customers, stalks and frightens employees, files baseless lawsuits, and plants false stories with media allies to smear the company's reputation.
These pressure tactics are often successful in bringing companies into SEIU's fold. When this occurs, all of their employees are required to join the union. SEIU prefers this arrangement (which Stern calls "Union Democracy") because, in times past, a large percentage of workers who were given a choice voted against joining the union.

This is also why Chairman Zero & friends favor card check.

SEIU stands to make out big from healthcare nationalization, so when patriots spoke out against it at town hall meetings, even high-level SEIU thugs turned out to rough them up.

Another favored White House visitor is the radical financier George Soros, who only has to snap his fingers for a sit-down with the Manchurian Teleprompter. Investors.com reports:

Like the sociable Stern, administration records show Soros' appointments were officially scheduled within hours of his actual visit. It looks like fast service.
Soros not only has made statements critical of free-market capitalism, he's also a philanthropist whose hobbyhorse MoveOn.org tried to smear Iraq war commander Gen. David Petraeus as "Gen. Betray-us" in a full-page ad in the New York Times.

Both Soros and Stern are prominent partisans in the Shadow Party, a network of ultra-left activist groups working feverishly toward the destruction of liberty in favor of collectivist statism. They have a comrade at the top.

On tips from Milton and Edward.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:46 AM

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Compliments of Byron.



Gray Dawn: Old Hippies Trespass at Nuclear Base

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:35 AM

In Washington state, a bunch of super-old hippies crashed a nuclear weapons base.

Bill “Bix” Bischel, S.J., 81, of Tacoma, Washington; Susan Crane, 65, of Baltimore MD; Lynne Greenwald, 60, of Bremerton Washington; Steve Kelly, S.J., 60, of Oakland, CA.; Anne Montgomery RSCJ, 83, of New York, New York, were arrested on Naval Base Kitsap- Bangor. They entered the Base in the early morning hours of November 2, 2009, All Souls Day, with the intention calling attention to the illegality and immorality of the existence of the Trident weapons system.
As they walked onto the grounds, they held a banner saying…… “Disarm Now Plowshares : Trident: Illegal + Immoral”, left a trail of blood and hammered on the roadway, hammered on the fences around SWFPAC and scattered sunflower seeds throughout the base.

Then comes the cool part:

They were then thrown to the ground face down, handcuffed and hooded and held there for 4 hours on the wet cold ground. They were taken, hooded and carried out thru the very holes in the fence that they had made, for questioning by Base security, FBI and NCIS.

I guess these guys can't afford to wait around until Chairman Zero succeeds in disarming the United States... they may well be dead in two years.

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"Is this Country Kitchen Buffet?



Morning Briefs: Stuff You May Have Read Somewhere Else

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:00 AM

Good Morning Campers and the Fussy, Uncooperative Moonbattery Server,

Item Number One:
As you may have heard, the gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia were won by unpopular fringe party candidates. The unpopular fringe party candidate in Virginia won by 17 points and increased the unpopular fringe party's representation in the House of Delegates by seven seats. The unpopular fringe party candidate in New Jersey was massively outspent by his Democrat opponent, who received massive support from popular infallible president Barry Soetero (who campaigned in the state six times on his behalf), and who was supported massively by organized labor.

Item Number Two: Gay Marriage l-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-s-e-s in Maine! Supporters will tell you this defeat means nothing since Maine is probably one of those deep-red, Bible-Thumping, southern states. Advice to Mormons in Maine: Arm yourselves.

Ace points out that this is a huge win for B. Hussein Obama, who opposes gay marriage just like Carrie Prejean does, but, for some reason, doesn't have whackjob gay-marriage supporters hanging him in effigy or displaying a chopped carcass representing his body as a Halloween decoration.

Item Number Three: HHS Secretary and Partial-Birth Abortion fanatic Kathleen Sebelius has designated $250,000 (annually) in taxpayer/borrowed Chinese money to establish a "National Resource Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Elders." (Hat Tip: Karin)

WTF? Why in an era of Trillion dollar deficits is this administration blowing money on queer geezers? I'll tell you why, it's because some group of octogenarian Judy Garland fans somewhere raised money for his campaign, so Obama pays them back with grants and political appointments. (Queer is a PC word, BTW. It's no longer considered derogatory. So, you can use it with wild abandon, as in, "Goatse Wellstone is a flaming queer.")

We close with a salute to Mr. Deeds, Mr. Corzine, Ms. Scozzafava (and by extension the NYS Republican party {RINOs}), gay marriage supporters, and all the hosts at MSDNC.

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Good morning, losers



The Democrat Party Died Last Night

Posted by The MaryHunter at 4:25 AM

...Er, not really, but the headline sure grabbed you. We're not so ignorant here as to believe that these historic election losses for Pres. Obama and his Democrat minions will quell their thirst for power and perpetual need to oppress Americans rich and poor, young and old. But this is what one writer at CNSNews.com proclaimed:

If I owned a cable news network, the Mullings News Network, this is what I would demand every anchor, analyst, guest, floor director and cameraman say: The Democratic Party in America is officially dead.
It died in Virginia last night when Bob McDonnell the R*E*P*U*B*L*I*C*A*N won the election for Governor, beating the democratic candidate, Creigh Deeds by something on the order of 18 percentage points -- way, WAY more than even the most optimistic public polls had predicted.
The Democratic Party also died in New Jersey, when R*E*P*U*B*L*I*C*A*N Chris Christie beat incumbent democrat Jon Corzine by better than 100,000 votes in a State which hasn't voted for a Republican since … a very long time ago (it was 1997 when Christine Todd Whitman was re-elected Governor).
Hamid Karzai called Barack Obama to offer both condolences and advice as to how Obama might want to approach his own re-election in 2012 based upon Karzai's excellent showing in the Election That Never Was in Afghanistan.

Jokes aside: Our Dear Leader and his Hopey-Change Thaaaang actually got three losses last night: not only the Virginia and New Jersey races, but New York 23rd as well. Even though it appears that Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman has lost that race to Democrat Bill Owens, the whole Gingrich-Scuzzyawfula-RINO incident has done more than any race this election cycle, and perhaps the last as well, to lift the rock and expose the soft yellow putrid goo that will destroy the Republican Party, if it continues to fester.

The Conservative base of the GOP has been reinvigorated with the knowledge that it will not be ignored anymore, to the party's peril. Had a Hoffman-type candidate been chosen initially by local party apparatchiks to run for the NY 23rd seat, he or she would have had time, party money, and ballot exclusivity, rather than this messy three-way gang-bang that occurred. Even still, it is far better to have a liberal Republican lose a seat, than to win at the expense of basic party principles.

The question is whether local and national GOP leaders will heed the warning. Really, this time.

See today's Washington Times editorial for cutting commentary on the implications of this historic election.


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In a turn of events, now Obama's chickens are coming home to roost.



November 3, 2009

Obama Zombies Take to the Streets

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:52 PM

Halloween was a little scarier than usual this year in Manhattan, where Obama Zombies crept out from their fetid lairs and crowded the streets, plying the unwary with the very Kool-Aid that reduced them to their wretched state:

On a tip from JC.



Your Money at Work

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:38 PM

Where did all those $billions and $billions in "stimulus" money go? CNBC managed to chase down a few $million:

Dems are still sitting on the vast majority of the cash that was supposedly so urgently needed, in hopes it can be used to buy support before the next election. Maybe they should have gotten off to a faster start spreading it around in Virginia and New Jersey.

On a tip from glenwood183.



Lawrence O'Donnell: Reagan Too Liberal for GOP

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:12 PM

It's no use wishing Ronaldus Maximus were around today, because if he were, the Republican Party would have no use for him — because he's too liberal. At least, that's the analysis moonbat drones are being fed by MSNBC. Take it away, Lawrence O'Donnell:

The GOP is so fanatical in its devotion to liberty that it "can't support a liberal like Ronald Reagan now." Since I wouldn't want O'Donnell to feel like a fool, I'm hoping the Republicans who kicked Democrat tail in Virginia and apparently even New Jersey today are so conservative, they really do make Reagan look like a liberal.

On a tip from Wiggins.



Counter-Moonbattery Alert: Does ABC's 'V' Aim to Deconstruct Obamamania?

Posted by The MaryHunter at 5:12 PM

One deserves to be a little suspicious in reading an article like this one from The Chicago Tribune (though the article is syndicated through McClatchy/Tribune News):

Imagine this. At a time of political turmoil, a charismatic, telegenic new leader arrives virtually out of nowhere. He offers a message of hope and reconciliation based on compromise and promises to marshal technology for a better future that will include universal health care.
The news media swoons in admiration -- one simpering anchorman even shouts at a reporter who asks a tough question: "Why don't you show some respect?!" The public is likewise smitten, except for a few nut cases who circulate batty rumors on the Internet about the leader's origins and intentions. The leader, undismayed, offers assurances that are soothing, if also just a tiny bit condescending: "Embracing change is never easy."
So, does that sound like anyone you know? Oh, wait -- did I mention the leader is secretly a totalitarian space lizard who's come here to eat us?
Welcome to ABC's "V," the most fascinating and bound to be the most controversial new show of the fall television season. Nominally a rousing sci-fi space opera about alien invaders bent on the conquest (and digestion) of all humanity, it's also a barbed commentary on Obamamania that will infuriate the president's supporters and delight his detractors.

Certainly others have observed this symbolism, including NewsBusters, who noted that the producer of the mini-series has denied any connection with the Obot-Zombie/Dear Leader situation we see every day in the U.S.:

Others on both sides of the political spectrum may point to the visitors' explicit promises of hope, change and universal health care as a pointed reference to pledges of the Obama administration. But [Executive Producer Scott] Peters says the show has been in the works since 2007. Reality was “never really a factor,” he says. “There's no political message being shoved down anyone's throat.”

And, of course, it's a remake.

This all seems more like a self-fulfilling prophecy, but let's put it out there. Is this reporting a set-up by the MSM to squelch any allusion to the inanity of Obamamania that the Right might flame through this show, or is it an honest observation with potential political implications?


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Courtesy of ABC.

On a twip from ObotNot. Hat tip: DrudgeReport.com

20:10 UPDATE: Here's a link to the V page at ABC, thanks to SK.



And Now for Something Completely Different...

Posted by The MaryHunter at 3:30 PM

If The Anchoress can post this, so can we (with major tip o'the tam to Her Majesty):



Teh Gheys Against Free Speech

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 12:17 PM

The State of Maine is voting today on a referendum on the question of whether the traditional definition of marriage will be protected, or whether marriage will be redefined to include same-sex couples. A high school guidance counselor made the mistake of exercising his First Amendment right to free speech by appearing in an advertisement supporting traditional marriage. Gay Marriage Activists responded by filing a complaint with the Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation alleging that the counselor “does not have the right as a licensed social worker to make public comments that can endanger or promote discrimination.” The counselor must respond to the complaint in writing, and faces disciplinary action from the department.

The Progressive Left claims that hate crimes laws will never, ever be used to censor Free Speech. Why should we believe them?

Update:

The complaint also charged that Mendell has a “long history of being unsupportive of GLBTQ issues” and was “very vocal” in opposition to a homosexual student group. It cited a student who thought Mendell’s participation in the ad showed him to be “racist against gays,” and claimed another student thought the counselor’s actions would make students who believe they are homosexual feel Mendell is less accepting of them.

I note that in Washington state, teh gheys are suing to have the names of everyone who signed pro-traditional marriage petitions made public. Clearly, the objective is to subject anyone who stands in their way to harassment and intimidate them into silence.



Roland Emmerich: Another Hollywood Hypocrite

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 10:57 AM

Roland Emmerich -- the director of big-budget disaster schlock like Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow (which New York Waste of Times Kook Columnist Thomas Friedman thought was a documentary) -- was perfectly happy to show the destruction of the statue of Christ the Redeemer in his new piece of crap 2012 because he is "against organised religion." But when it came to showing an artifact sacred to Muslims being destroyed, the big douchenozzle wimped out.

"You can actually let Christian symbols fall apart, but if you would do this with [an] Arab symbol, you would have a fatwa..."

In other words, he is a big, brave tolerant liberal who will only respect any religion that threatens to kill him if he doesn't.

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It wasn't a doc, Tom.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:44 AM

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The only thing that could save Corzine, compliments of Jim Lavery.



Frau Merkel Needs to Do Her Climate Change Homework

Posted by The MaryHunter at 10:25 AM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in Washington DC today, preaching to the choir in a joint session of Congress about "that global warming/climate change/mankind is evil" thaaaang. While she and other "well-meaning" but thoroughly ignorant politicians and world leaders continue to try and outdo each other in enviro-greeno-dingbat activism, what they should be doing is actually looking up the facts about the farce of AGW, like JustA11en did.


JustA11en is just a simple, everyman kinda guy who has more sense in his little fingernail than Frau Merkel has in her, well, ...

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... and that's saying a lot, as she seems to acknowledge.



NJ Democrats Using Gangbangers for GOTV?

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 10:23 AM

According to a report at Election Journal, New Jersey Democrats are sending out known gang members to canvas for Jon Corzine and state Democrats.

How would you like to be a New Jersey police officer and look out your window and see several known criminals, including a man you arrested several weeks ago and another who had just been released from prison for shooting a cop? And then find out that the men were sent into the neighborhood by the Democratic Party for GOTV operations - complete with lists of voters names, addresses and phones numbers!

Here's a video.

But remember, to the progressive left, gangsters, thugs, and terrorists are just guys from the neighborhood. It's dangerous tea partiers like the ones depicted below who are "dangerous."

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The people the Progressive Left is afraid of



Moonbat Blames Constitution for Obama's Inadequacy

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:38 AM

What's a Moonbat Messiah to do when blaming Bush just makes people's eyes roll? Aussie Obamunist Anne Davies has the answer — blame the Constitution:

A year ago a jubilant Barack Obama stood in Grant Park, Chicago to claim victory before his exuberant fans. … The first year of the Obama Administration has tested the strength of the true believers who gathered in Grant Park on that November night last year. During the campaign they had suspended their beliefs in how the American system works and embraced Obama's heady promises of a changed America…
Yet a year after the November 4 election, the checks and balances the founding fathers built into the US political system to moderate the revolutionary zeal of its early settlers have worked, all too well, to blunt Obama's agenda.

Those angry white male Founding Fathers are oppressing The People from beyond the grave with all that liberty stuff.

Chairman Zero was no fan of the Constitution, even before it thwarted his plan to "fundamentally transform" America into a socialist utopia:

FDR managed to effectively repeal the Tenth Amendment, opening the door to decades of explosive government growth at the expense of our freedom. Time will tell how much damage The Anointed One will do, as media moonbats like Davies slap their hands together and hoot with delight.

On a tip from mandible claw.



Al Gore Exploits Envirofascism for Fortunes

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:21 AM

Even as the global warming hoax threatens to plunge the country into a depression via demented Tax & Charade legislation, its most strident pitchman is exploiting it to amass astounding fortunes — as his enablers at the New York Slimes admit:

Few people have been as vocal about the urgency of global warming and the need to reinvent the way the world produces and consumes energy. And few have put as much money behind their advocacy as Mr. Gore and are as well positioned to profit from this green transformation, if and when it comes.
Critics, mostly on the political right and among global warming skeptics, say Mr. Gore is poised to become the world's first "carbon billionaire," profiteering from government policies he supports that would direct billions of dollars to the business ventures he has invested in.
Representative Marsha Blackburn, Republican of Tennessee, asserted at a hearing this year that Mr. Gore stood to benefit personally from the energy and climate policies he was urging Congress to adopt.

The Goracle responded with the ultimate in socialist chutzpah:

"Do you think there is something wrong with being active in business in this country?" Mr. Gore said. "I am proud of it. I am proud of it."

But then, that's how business is done, in a world run by the likes of Al Gore. You convince your government cronies to force people to pay for whatever you have to sell. The "green revolution" extolled by the Slimes will come about when all the green has been transferred from those who produce wealth to those who have friends in Big Government.

Bureaucrats just shoveled over $560 million of our money at Silver Spring Networks, in which Gore's Kleiner Perkins outfit has invested heavily. He's also working plenty of other angles:

He is a founder of Generation Investment Management, based in London and run by David Blood, a former head of Goldman Sachs Asset Management (the firm was quickly dubbed Blood and Gore). Mr. Gore earns a partner's salary at Kleiner Perkins. He has substantial personal finances invested at both firms, officials of the companies said. …
Mr. Gore's spokeswoman would not give a figure for his current net worth, but the scale of his wealth is evident in a single investment of $35 million in Capricorn Investment Group, a private equity fund started by his friend Jeffrey Skoll, the first president of eBay. …
He has a stake in the world's pre-eminent carbon credit trading market and in an array of companies in bio-fuels, sustainable fish farming, electric vehicles and solar power.
Capricorn holds a major stake in Falcon Waterfree Technologies, the world's leading maker of waterless urinals. Generation has holdings in Ausra, a solar energy company based in California, and Camco, a British firm that develops carbon dioxide emissions reduction projects. Kleiner Perkins has a green ventures fund with nearly $1 billion invested in renewable energy and efficiency concerns.

In short, if it's economically useless but likely to be subsidized if not imposed by the watermelons running our government, Gore is getting a fat cut from it. He needs the money to pay his gargantuan power bills.

His next big project: a $300 million campaign to ban fossil fuels in electricity production within 10 years. Since windmills and pixie dust just don't work, and nuclear power is frowned upon by moonbats, where the electricity will come from is something for people to worry about later — like how to pay for all the government subsidies to inefficient ecokook technology.

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Gore: Crony capitalist corruption incarnate.

On a tip from Charles O.



Does this look like hate to you?

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 6:39 AM

Hat tip: Hot Air

You could argue that it's actually the left's insane hatred of Glenn Beck that is being mocked here. I think that's a stretch, but it's plausible. But let me ask this: If wishing Death on Glenn Beck is okay because "it's just humor, it's just 'The Onion,'" then why is it "hatred" and "racism" for Rush Limbaugh to play 'Barack the Magic Negro?'



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

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:20 AM

Good Morning Campers and Schizophrenic Lefty Dimwits,

Item Number One:
Militant Atheists (tm) have succeeded in forcing the state of Washington to cancel all Christmas displays at the state's capitol. The Militant Atheists (tm) expressed bitter satisfaction at their success in sapping some of the joy out of other people's holiday season, then continued along their meaningless trudge to the grave.

And the progressive left still insists the 'War on Christmas' is a figment of Bill O'Reilly's imagination.

Item Number Two: In Airstrip One, one in every five homes is now rented by government subsidies. Of course, to the progressive left, this isn't nearly enough; "housing is a right." they say. They say everybody's home should be provided by the government... like these lovely homes on the south side of Chicago provided by Barack Obama's close friends Valerie Jarrett and Tony Rezko with generous subsidies from taxpayers.

Item Number Three: Moonbat Congressman Jim Moran, Demonrat of Virginia (and child abuser), opined on Washington's NPR affiliate that the Republicans were the American equivalent of the Taliban. "If the Republicans were running in Afghanistan, they'd be running on the Taliban ticket as far as I can see." Which must be why Sarah Palin, Ann Coulter, and Laura Ingraham are all forced to wear burqas. Oh, they're not? Then, I guess the analogy is retarded and Jim Moran is a retard.

Election Day Predictions: I predict Republicans will win in a blowout in Virginia, taking the Governorship, the Lt. Governorship, and the Attorney General's seat. I predict Doug Hoffman will win in NY-23. And I predict ACORN will drag Jon Corzine's carcass over the finish line in New Jersey.

Today's Morning Briefs are brought to you by the Obama Weather Page, because cultists need to know what their Dear Leader thinks they should be wearing in response to precipitation and temperature.

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What's the weather, what to wear? Obama helps you everywhere!



Beck Bits: Holiday Cheer from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency

Posted by The MaryHunter at 4:06 AM

Didn't know you were probably going to be assisting the less fortunate this season with their holiday travel plans? Glenn Beck explains:

The postal service can't get your birthday card to Grandma on time, but the government is apparently capable of sending illegal gang members back home for Christmas. According to a Federal investigator, an MS-13 gang member who was in the U.S. illegally wanted to get a free trip home for Christmas so he turned himself in to the authorities. Did it work? Yep. They sent him home on the taxpayers' dime, where he spent the holidays with his family and then returned to the U.S. by illegally crossing the southwest border. In fact, the ploy worked so well that he did it over and over again.
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November 2, 2009

Sarah Palin Smacksdown Clueless Joe Biden

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 1:16 PM

Proving once again that the Democrats are the party of invective and stupidity, Chairman Zero's vice president, Joe Biden, who think "jobs" is a three-letter word and that FDR went on television in 1929 to comfort Americans when the stock market crash, decided to slam Sarah Palin while speaking to a half-empty "rally" for Democrat Bill Owens in NY-23.

“The fact of the matter is, Sarah Palin thinks the answer to energy is ‘drill, baby, drill,’” said Biden. “It’s a lot more complicated, Sarah!”

As Sarah points out in her rebuttal, if it were up to dimwitted hacks like Joe Biden, our energy situation would be even more perilous than it is today.

The vice president’s extreme opposition to domestic energy development goes all the way back to 1973 when he opposed the Alaska pipeline bill. As Ann Coulter pointed out, “Biden cast one of only five votes against the pipeline that has produced more than 15 billion barrels of oil, supplied nearly 20 percent of this nation’s oil, created tens of thousands of jobs, added hundreds of billions of dollars to the U.S. economy and reduced money transfers to the nation’s enemies by about the same amount.”
This nonsensical opposition to American domestic energy development continues to this day. Apparently the Obama-Biden administration only approves of offshore drilling in Brazil, where it will provide security and jobs for Brazilians. This election is about American security and American jobs.
There’s one way to tell Vice President Biden that we’re tired of folks in Washington distorting our message and hampering our nation’s progress: Hoffman, Baby, Hoffman!

Under the radical neo-Marxist administration of Chairman Zero, domestic energy exploration has been halted. Leases to extract oil from Rocky Mountain shale and to explore for offshore oil have been revoked, while billions in loan guarantees have been extended to help Brazilians exploit offshore oil reserves. Why does Brazilian energy development not threaten the environment but American energy exploration does? Another question the Obamunist Cult can't give a good answer to.



Sez Rush: Take Your Cameras to the Polls

Posted by The MaryHunter at 11:58 AM

Rush Limbaugh just suggested to his listeners that it would be mighty prudent for voters to take their videos, digicameras and cell phone cameras to the polls, so as to capture anything that looks or smells rotten. After all, that Black Panther voter intimidation fiasco we witnessed in Philadelphia last election:

(apologies, the video no longer is available, but you get the idea)

...was identified by good citizens like you.

The only thing worse than pure moonbattery (which at least we can laugh at) is voter fraud and intimidation of the voting public by Democrats -- a perennial of this nation's election process but now a special concern, since the ruthless Chicago dirty-politics machine now runs the Democrat party from the White House.

16:28 PST Update: thanks to CrackrJak, here is the raw video of the Black Panther fiasco: (TYVM, man!)



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:02 AM

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Compliments of Jim Archer.



Reverend Jeremiah Wright Praises Marxism

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 9:48 AM

Reverend Jeremiah Wright crawls out from under the bus to remind us that he, like Mao-admiring Obama aide Anita Dunn, is a fan of socialism and Marxism, and thinks of America as "“land of the greed and home of the slave.”

In the video, which captures Wright’s appearance at a September 17, 2009, anniversary celebration of Monthly Review, Wright said that while the “corporate media” provide a “binary lens” of the world, in such terms as “communist versus Christian,” Monthly Review offers what it calls “no-nonsense Marxism.”

Chairman Zero sat in this guy's church for twenty years and he claims he had no idea how radical Reverend Wright was. Either Obama is lying and he really shares Reverend Wright's beliefs, or Obama is so stupid he sat there for twenty years without realizing where his preacher's head was at.

Which is it?



Mark Steyn on Environmental Totalitarianism

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 9:18 AM

Mark Steyn reviews progressive left environmentalist excesses -- the Cap and Trade bill that won't let you sell your house without approval from a government environmental bureaucrat, the travel restrictions proposed, and the intrusive monitoring systems in place in Airstrip One -- and concludes that Big Brother has arrived, not in a fascist uniform, but in a free-trade hemp shirt and organically-dyed jeans.

You float a rumour that George W. Bush is checking up on what library books you’re reading, and everyone goes bananas. But announce that a government monitoring device has been placed in every citizen’s trash can in the cause of “saving the planet,” and the world loves you.
At their Monday night poker game in hell, I’ll bet Stalin, Hitler and Mao are kicking themselves: “ ‘It’s about leaving a better planet to our children?’ Why didn’t I think of that?”

The Faustian bargain of the left is as follows: You exchange all of your other rights and freedoms for a promise of unlimited, consequence-free sexual gratification. The same progressive left that whines about "keeping government out of the bedroom" is more than willing to give the government absolute control over one's activities in all other aspects of life.

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"He just coudn't keep down all the Environmentalist Misinformation."



Planned Parenthood Leader Becomes Pro-Lifer After Seeing Ultrasound

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 8:17 AM

Abby Johnson was a Director of Planned Parenthood in College Station Texas, until she saw an ultrasound of the procedure pro-abortionists refer to euphemistically as "Choice."

Planned Parenthood has been a part of Abby Johnson’s life for the past eight years; that is until last month, when Abby resigned. Johnson said she realized she wanted to leave, after watching an ultrasound of an abortion procedure.
“I just thought I can’t do this anymore, and it was just like a flash that hit me and I thought that’s it,” said Jonhson.

And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized. - Acts 9:18

According to Johnson, the non-profit was struggling under the weight of a tough economy, and changing it’s business model from one that pushed prevention, to one that focused on abortion.
“It seemed like maybe that’s not what a lot of people were believing any more because that’s not where the money was. The money wasn’t in family planning, the money wasn’t in prevention, the money was in abortion and so I had a problem with that,” said Johnson.

It was the realization that abortion was a lucrative industry that flipped me from pro-Choice to pro-Life in college. Abby Johnson not only resigned from Planned Parenthood, but has become a supporter of the Coalition For Life, and has prayed with coalition volunteers outside Planned Parenthood.

Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit

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Dems Pull Out All Stops to Save Corzine

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:54 AM

The fix is in to save New Jersey's failed governor, the Goldman Sucks alumnus Jon Corzine. In case Comrade Obama rallying his crack-addled base in the slums of Newark and Camden doesn't do the trick, ACORN has been called into action. Big Government reports:

GOP officials recently received a phone tip from a hospital in Newark, reporting that people in ACORN t-shirts were in the facility signing up and collecting absentee ballots. New Jersey law allows anyone to take up to 10 absentee ballots at a time. The tipster reported seeing individuals in the ACORN shirts entering the hospital with blank absentee ballots and leaving with completed ballots.
There are reports out of Camden, New Jersey that voters are discovering that absentee ballots have already been submitted under their name. They did not authorize these ballots. Early reports suggested that the number of absentee ballots 'requested' in Camden city is higher than in any previous election. This will no doubt spark confusion on election day.

Naturally Corzine is heartily endorsed by the SEIU, which is effectively another name for ACORN.

The third-party candidacy of Chris Daggett appears to be another dirty trick:

Daggett's run for office is certainly convenient for Corzine, as he will help split any anti-Corzine vote. And, as a Corzine political appointee, one wonders if his candidacy wasn't a set up to begin with. Now, in the final days of the campaign, it appears state democrats are paying for robo calls supporting Independent Chris Daggett. First reported here, the robo calls attack Christie (but not Corzine) and promote Daggett. At the end of the call, it is mentioned that the calls are paid for by a "project of the NJSDC." No idea what that acronym stands for, but New Jersey State Democratic Committee, isn't too big of a stretch. More interesting is the fact that the return number on the calls is the same number that was used to promote Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley's election in closing days of the 2006 race.

The mainstream media has been doing its part too. WABC-TV recently scrubbed from its website the arrest of Jason Shih, identified as an Assistant Deputy Director to the Corzine's campaign, for "possession of a controlled narcotic and paraphernalia that is used for distribution."

The Corzine campaign denies having anything to do with Shih. Yet there was no correction from WABC, only a stuffing of the story down the memory hole. The stench of New Jersey Democrat politics clogs the atmosphere like a Shrillary air biscuit.

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On tips from Janet, Anonymous Countermoonbat, and LouieLouie.



How The Center-Left Gins Up Paranoia

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 7:31 AM

Jesse Walker at Reason has written one of those articles that explains and provides a context for a phenomenon we are already well-aware of: The way the progressive left uses isolated incidents of violence to indict and discredit the right.

The (Holocaust Museum shooting) was quickly linked, in a free-associative way, to the assassination 10 days earlier of the Kansas abortionist George Tiller. This, we were told, was a "pattern" of "rising right-wing violence."
More imaginative pundits tried to tie the two slayings to a smattering of other crimes, from an April shootout in Pittsburgh that killed three cops to a year-old double murder at a Knoxville Unitarian church. The longest such list, assembled by the liberal blogger Sara Robinson, included nine diverse incidents linked only by the fact that the criminals all hailed from one corner or another of the paranoid right. "This is how terrorism begins," Robinson warned.

More comment at my other blog.



Homosexual Halloween Hate Display

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:14 AM

Halloween wasn't all candy and fun for everyone. For certain homosexual militants, it was an opportunity to vent hatred at anyone who opposes their depraved agenda. Remember the gays who hanged Sarah Palin in effigy last Halloween? They've escalated their war on decency with this:

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The pornographic effigy represents marriage advocate Maggie Gallagher. Americans for Truth reports:

Well, it's Halloween again, so that means more über-tacky rooftop hate-displays by West Hollywood homosexual duo ChadMichael Morrisette and Mito Aviles. Delighted by their 15 minutes of fame last Halloween for infamously hanging a mannequin dressed up as Sarah Palin with a noose around her neck, the homosexual couple this year has broadened its hate campaign by loading their house's rooftop with several new images attacking social conservatives. …
In addition to the pitiably childish slam against Gallagher, the homosexual couple['s] anti-religious creation features a chopped-in-half and bloodied, upside-down torso of a blond woman hanging from the roof — intended to be Carrie Prejean, the runner-up to Miss California 2009 who was infamously maligned by homosexual gossip columnist and pageant judge Perez Hilton because he didn't like her sincere answer to a question about "same-sex marriage."
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For defending the concept of marriage from defilement, Mormons got it too:

The West Hollywood attack-display also features a mock Mormon missionary … stuck and burning in a chimney flew — reflective of the larger "queer" activist movement's disdain for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS)' central role in passing Prop 8, a ballot amendment that reinstated traditional marriage in California.

But of course, anyone who opposes the militant gay agenda deserves the worst, for being full of hate.

On a tip from Joe.



Arsonist Targets Remains of 9/11 Dead

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:51 AM

Apparently the election of Barack Hussein Obama — who personifies appeasement of Islamic terrorists — wasn't the final insult to the dead of September 11. On Saturday came one more:

A small fire at the temporary home for the remains of thousands of World Trade Center victims was likely arson committed after a break-in on Saturday, authorities said.
The smoldering flames in a section of the facility's chapel on Manhattan's East Side were quickly extinguished.
Firefighters got a call at about 9 a.m. to respond to Memorial Park, a weatherproof tent on Manhattan's East Side where the city is storing the remains of 9/11 victims who have yet to be identified.
The fire damaged a wooden bench, while mementos — pictures, notes, flowers — honoring the dead disappeared. …
Authorities were unsure whether the mementos had been stolen or burned, "but little remains inside the chapel," said [community affairs commissioner Nazli] Parvizi, adding that the structure showed some smoke damage.

Meanwhile, the festering sockets where the World Trade Center should have been rebuilt long ago remain largely empty.

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Our shameful memorial to the 9/11 dead.

On a tip from Anonymous Countermoonbat.



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

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 5:35 AM

Good Morning Campers and Whining Leftist Milk-Babies,

Item Number One: The MaryHunter said pretty much everything that needs to be said about Dede Scozzafava, who is defying conventional wisdom by letting the door hit her ass on the way out. I would only note that New York Waste of Times columnist Frank Rich is apoplectic that "GOP Stalinists" forced her to withdraw as though that's a bad thing. Historically, the New York Waste of Times was one of Uncle Joe Stalin's biggest fans.

Item Number Two
: The National Education Association (NEA) has put two books by radical Marxist Saul Alinsky on its recommended reading list, including Rules for Radicals. If you do a search for "Federalist Papers" on the NEA website, the only thing that comes up is a link to a pdf file where they are mentioned by a Republican congressman. (Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin)

Item Number Three: William Kristol asks how the Obama Administration can handle nationalized health care when they can't even manage the H1N1 vaccine, as though this question even matters. The issue to the progressive left isn't whether the Government can do anything well, they just want the Government to do it. By the way, more people believe in aliens than believe that ObamaCare will be deficit-neutral.

On that note...

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Hat Tip: Maggie's Farm

Something I was going to use as a Morning Brief Item metastasized into a blog post that I put on my other blog. "California's High-Tax Suckhole." Check it out if you want.



Chairman Zero Hates It When You Check His Math

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at 4:25 AM

People who can do math are really grinding Chairman Zero's gears lately. Last week, the White House became very angry, very angry indeed, when Edmunds crunched the numbers and discovered that Cash for Clunkers cost taxpayers $24,000 for every car sold.

The White House was also angered when peons began questioning the 640,000 jobs the White House claimed "created or saved" by the Spendulus. Even CBS and AP have noted the gross over-inflation of jobs numbers; and have uncovered shenanigans like the school that spent $200,000 to buy trucks and a portable classroom, and reported 280 jobs created or saved.

Even though the 640,000 figure was ridiculed, the White House upped the ante by claiming that it was actually 1,000,000 jobs created or saved. People who can do math noted that even if the $160 Billion of the Spendulus spent in the first nine months were divided by the grossly exaggerated White House figure of 1,000,000 jobs "created or saved" it worked out to $160,000 per job. The White House has responded by accusing those who can perform long division of "calculator abuse." Funny, when I was a kid, "calculator abuse" consisted of typing out 58008 and turning it over so it spelled "BOOBS." "Boobs" is also a pretty accurate description of the Obama Economic Team.

These are the same guys who laughably claim that ObamaCare will be "deficit neutral."

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Being a Democrat means never having to learn math.



Scozzafava Endorses Democrat Owens, but Does Newt See the Light?

Posted by The MaryHunter at 3:54 AM

In a move so lowly as to be completely expected, that still RINO but now former New York 23rd Congressional candidate Dede Scozzafava has endorsed Democrat candidate Bill Owens instead of Conservative party challenger Doug Hoffman in the upcoming election, trying desperately to toss her whopping 20% of support the way of Hope and Change.

Mrs. Scuzzyawfula calls Owens "the only candidate who can build upon [former Rep.] John McHugh's lasting legacy in the U.S. Congress." But in a CYA twist, former Scuzzyawfula spokesman Matt Burns spoke out against his former bosses endorsement when asked about it on a conference call with conservative bloggers Sunday night:

“That is not something I agreed with, henceforth, I’m participating on this call,” Mr. Burns said on a conference call that was arranged by the American Conservative Union political action committee.
“On Tuesday we only have once choice in selecting a candidate who will vote against Nancy Pelosi’s reckless agenda,” he said, speaking in favor of the Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman who he had campaigned against in the three-way race for New York's 23rd congressional open seat.

Perhaps he's looking for a potential job in the Hoffman congressional office. With a statement like that, one wonders what he was doing working for a lib in pig's clothing like this:

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Political observers Ann Coulter and Kirsten Powers, from opposite ends of the spectrum, both agreed on Giraldo last night that this move by Scuzzyawfula will probably do little to shift voters to the Democrat who would not have voted for him already. Still, it was selfish sour grapes, just what one always must expect from the likes of the RINO pack (cf. Specter the Defector).

But did Newt get the message? Not so sure. When asked by the Washington Times why he supported the RINO Scozzafava in the first place, GOP apparatchik and doddering fool Newt Gingritch, who now supports Hoffman wholeheartedly, had this to say about Scozzafava's departure from the race, he said:

"I did not put party over principle. There was an issue of two principles."
"First, always endorse the more conservative, and second, respect local leaders and local decisions," Mr. Gingrich said. "When the 11 local county chairs unanimously endorsed someone after four public meetings, I did not think it was my place to repudiate the entire local party leadership."
He said Mr. Hoffman's "rise is a result of Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Fox News, the Club for Growth, Gov. [Sarah] Palin and [Minnesota Gov. Tim] Pawlenty and former House Majority Leader Dick Armey and virtually the entire national conservative movement joining with Mike Long, whose Conservative Party, a very established organization, which won its first big race 39 years ago."
"This was not an isolated amateur; this is an entire movement." Mr. Gingrich said

While Cap'n Clueless Newt crawls under a rock to contemplate global warming for the next few decades, all we can do is hope that others in the Republican Party with his true blue devotion Conservative principles will stay as far away from local politics as possible, and let the aforementioned cadre of true Conservative leaders resuscitate this party… or dump it for a new one.

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Tone-deaf Newt ponders his next move to support "the more conservative" candidate.



November 1, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:28 AM

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Compliments of Zappatrust.



Magic Number Is 50 for Dems

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:21 AM

Democrats understand perfectly well that socializing medicine will be a deathblow to liberty. That's why they are willing to openly defy the will of the public to ram it through the Senate using the nuclear option. House Majority Whip James Clyburn makes it clear that while going in for the kill, Dems aren't much interested in listening to the opposition:

On a tip from Milton.



Soon to Go Down the Memory Hole

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:10 AM

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Although the Ditherer in Chief continues to campaign for New Jersey's skeevy governor while our troops in Afghanistan hang flapping in the breeze, historians are encouraged to squirrel away pictures of the two together. If a Dem can even come close to losing in New Jersey, which for years has made a policy of driving the productive out of the state, Corzine must have political leprosy — unless the tide is already turning against socialism.

Compliments of John L.