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March 31, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:54 PM

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Via iOwnTheWorld, on a tip from TED.



Big Government Spent "Stimulus" Money Supplying Drug Cartels With American Guns

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:35 PM

Michelle Malkin reveals still more enraging details of project Fast and Furious, by which our bureaucratic overlords saw to it that Mexican drug gangs are equipped with American guns, one of which was used to kill Border Patrol agent Brian Terry:

This may top the list of the most destructive uses of "stimulus" loot yet. But since no one really knows where the hundreds and hundreds of $billions went, something even worse still might come up.

Via Sipsey Street Irregulars, on tips from Katya Kakhov and G. Fox.



Liquid Fool's Gold

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:14 PM

A moonbat proudly shows off his eco-friendly bathroom:

Moonbats believe in blessing Gaia with their urine so much that they have declared June 21 (or December 21) to be Pee-On-Earth Day. Evidently they think this helps green things grow.

How thoughtful of dogs to "fertilize" all the lawns in the neighborhood. Brown spots indicate where they've been serving Gaia.

Once again we see that moonbats cannot reconcile themselves to the concept of plumbing. Before long you'll see them squatting on your lawn.

On tips from Air2air.



Meanwhile, Between DC and the Left Coast

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:28 PM

Seen from Highway 60-70-84, 5 miles east of Clovis, New Mexico:

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They can ignore, they can sneer, they can even resort to voter fraud. But they can't make the country they rule go away.

On a tip from the Only Other Conservative in Seattle.



If Global Warming Were Real, Moonbats Would Have Caused It

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:32 PM

Pretend for a moment that the discredited theory about human CO2 emissions making it be hot out is valid. What would be the main factor in causing this meteorological oppression of discomforted polar bears? The answer: hysterical opposition to nuclear energy.

We haven't started a new nuclear plant since 1974 because Jane Fonda wouldn't like it. Consequently, nuclear power only accounts for 20% of our electricity; 71% is produced from fossil fuels.

The graph below compares our actual CO2 output in blue with the higher output we would produce if our handful of nuclear plants were replaced with coal plants in green. In red we see the lower output if planned nuclear plants had been built instead of strangled in red tape by moonbats. The purple line indicates the still lower output if instead of wringing our hands about the fanciful "China syndrome," we had been responsible enough to build a nuclear infrastructure like energy-exporting France did:

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Obviously our allegedly harmful carbon emissions would be drastically lower if instead of being put in charge of our energy policy, Hanoi Jane had been shot for treason, as she so richly deserved, back in 1972. More importantly, energy and therefore everything else would be much cheaper, and we wouldn't find ourselves up to our necks in the hostile and unstable Middle East.

On a tip from Kevin R.



Guardian's Leah Borromeo Weighs in on London Riots

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:45 AM

Let's see what the Guardian — voice of Britain's liberal elite — has to say about last weekend's appalling riots in response to baby steps toward fiscal sanity by a government facing insolvency. With familiar moral equivalence, Leah Borromeo erases any distinction between peaceful protestors and violent hooligans:

There are no "good" protesters and no "bad" protesters. … To try to make distinctions between a "peaceful" and a "violent" protester is inherently flawed.

The real villains aren't the masked punks smashing everything in sight, but those tasked with defending the remnants of civilization from massive swarms of socialist vermin:

When a state is threatened, it sends its henchmen out to quell it. When 500,000 people take to the streets of London against public sector cuts that will affect each and every Briton, the henchmen are the police. And you — student or teacher, patient or nurse — are that threat. It matters little that you're partying in Trafalgar square or throwing paint-filled eggs at Topshop on Oxford Street.
You can't balance the violence of the oppressor with the violence of the oppressed. One leads to the other and violence isn't always just a punch to the face or a brick through a window. When faced with the reality that each and every one of us will live more desperate lives, the smashed windows of a multinational or a hotel that can charge £4,000 a night matters little.

Being "oppressed" means having lavish benefits, paid for with money stolen from those who earned it, slightly curtailed by a government making a feeble attempt not to follow Greece down the tubes.

Note that according to the pointy heads at the Guardian, there is nothing wrong with smashing the windows of a hotel if it's a nice place where it costs a lot to stay. Why stop at smashing windows? No doubt it would serve social justice even better to burn 5-star hotels to the ground. Why stop at 5-star hotels? Next go the 4-stars, the 3-stars, the Motel 6, and finally any tarpaper shack that looks better maintained than the shacks around it. History students know what Stalin did to "rich peasants."

On the surface, the ideology marketed by the Guardian and American equivalents like the New York Times is a posture so comically juvenile that it's hard to stop laughing long enough to rebut it. But the consequences of grown adults in positions of authority actually taking modern liberalism seriously are proving to be dire.

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Leah Borromeo (left) doesn't make it easy to take the liberal intelligentsia seriously.

On a tip from David Thompson.



Public Broadcasting Leftists Rake in Huge Salaries

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:26 AM

When James O'Keefe pulled a sting operation on Ron Schiller of the execrable left-wing propaganda service National Public Radio, the moonbat admitted not only to hatred of normal Americans and sympathy for Islamic terrorists, but also that NPR did not need any of the taxpayer money it has been bathing in. But the ill-gotten loot is nice to have anyway, when doling out salaries like these:

Fresh Air host / executive producer Terry Gross: $245,563 in 2008

This American Life host Ira Glass: earned $170,605 in 2008

Morning Edition host Renee Montagne: $405,140

Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep: $356,499

All Things Considered anchor Robert Siegel: $358,653

Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon: $364,465

Our money is redistributed to NPR and the comparably malignant PBS by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, whose own execs are also compensated handsomely:

According to CPB's 2009 tax forms, President and CEO Patricia de Stacy Harrison received $298,884 in reportable compensation and another $70,630 in other compensation from the organization and related organizations that year.

Admittedly that's not much compared to the $1.2 million in compensation NPR president emeritus Kevin Klose stuffed in his pockets in 2009.

At least now that the explosion of information outlets and the government debt crisis have made it obvious that public broadcasting is both unneeded and unaffordable, these pigs will be shoved away from the public trough, right? Wrong:

In 2001, the federal government appropriated $340 million for CPB. Last year it got $420 million. As Congress considers ways to close the $14 trillion deficit, cutting funding for the CPB has even been proposed by President Obama's bipartisan deficit reduction commission. Instead, Mr. Obama wants to increase CPB's funding to $451 million in his latest budget.

Meanwhile, PBS is raking in money from the free market it despises:

"Sesame Street," for example, made more than $211 million from toy and consumer product sales from 2003-2006.

This — and money stolen from you — explains how they could afford to pay Sesame Workshop President and CEO Gary Knell $956,513 in 2008.

Cutting funding to CPB is a foolish idea. It shouldn't be cut; it should be eliminated entirely and immediately.

What overpaid public broadcasting propagandists think of you.

On tips from Byron.



ADA to Be Used as Tire Iron to Smash Business's Kneecaps

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:21 AM

Let's see, what else could our malevolent rogue government do to make it difficult to run a profitable business in this country? I know — expand the insane Americans With Disabilities Act so that it covers more than half the population:

Millions of Americans may be disabled and not even know it, according to some legal experts.
That's because sweeping new regulations from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission offer new guidelines on the issue of how to define "disability" under the Americans with Disabilities Act. …
"Before, perhaps 40 million people were covered by the ADA. That number will increase significantly," [Attorney Condon] McGlothlen told Fox News. "Some people might even say that a majority of Americans are covered as disabled under the law."

No doubt the ADA sounded reasonable to someone back in 1990 when it was first passed. Since then it has created a lucrative subfield of the legal profession. Lawyers travel the country with crippled clients, looking for businesses that haven't bankrupted themselves providing wheelchair access that no one would use anyway, then shaking them down for cash.

Now it will get worse:

Overall, lawyers for employers say the regulations shift the burden of proof in disability claims.
They say that employers will now have to show why a worker doesn't require special accommodations, rather than employees proving that the measures are merited.
"It's going to be very difficult for employers to argue in just about any case that an employee is exaggerating their disability or that the person isn't genuinely disabled," McGlothlen said.

From the Obamunist point of view, this is the best time to give business a kick in the groin: when it's already down.

Of course if you find it impossible to operate under our absurd bleeding heart tyranny, you can always move your company to a country with more reasonable leadership, which will also cut your labor costs to a fraction. Despite occasional posturing to the contrary, and despite the tax revenues it costs them, our rulers seem to be actively encouraging this. Why?

Because when it comes to encroaching socialism, unemployment is the health of the state. This is why virtually every major initiative of Democrats can be expected to throw people out of work.

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Next: applying the ADA to professional sports.

On a tip from Henry.



Separated at Birth?

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:15 AM

Obama's new war makes you wonder: whatever happened to shrill anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan? I hope she wasn't accidentally sent off to the glue factory with her identical twin:

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Compliments of Jeff From Green Bay.



A Friend of Friends Goes Under the Bus

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:15 AM

You've got to give Obama credit for being able to make the tough decisions. Whatever his inscrutable motives, it couldn't have been easy to throw yet another of his own under the wheels of his bus by sending the USA into war against Muammar Gaddafi:

As President Barack Obama sought Monday to explain to the nation the U.S. military action in Libya which he authorized, past associations between Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi and U.S. Muslim organizations, some of which have been linked to Obama, are attracting attention. …
In 2009, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) asked the Libyan ruler for what was estimated to be tens of millions of dollars to distribute one million copies of the Koran to Americans, particularly government officials. …
The meeting was said to have been one of several between leading American Muslims and Gadhafi. They included leaders of the Nation of Islam, with which Barack Obama was associated in the 1990s, specifically in assisting with the organization of the 1995 Million Man March. …
A minister and attorney has asserted that [rabidly racist Nation of Islam leader and openly admired associate of Obama's 20-year spiritual mentor Jeremiah "G-d America" Wright, Louis "Calypso Louie"] Farrakhan was a major influence on both Obama and the black community. E. W. Jackson, bishop of the Exodus Faith Ministries, cited Obama's role as organizer and "enthusiastic supporter" of the Nation of Islam leader during the so-called "Million Man March" in Washington in 1995.
"Obama clearly has Muslim sensibilities," Jackson, who does not claim a personal friendship with Obama, said. "He sees the world and Israel from a Muslim perspective. His construct of 'The Muslim World' is unique in modern diplomacy. It is said that only The Muslim Brotherhood and other radical elements of the religion use that concept. It is a call to unify Muslims around the world."

Let's not single out the Mullah Obama. Slick Willie has been friends with friends of Gaddafi too:

In 2004, Abdul Rahman Al Amoudi, founder of several American Muslim groups, was sentenced to 23 years for receiving money from Gadhafi as part of a plot to kill Saudi King Abdullah. During the 1990s, Al Amoudi served as an Islamic adviser to then-President Bill Clinton.

If we don't want folks with extremely nefarious connections in positions of authority, maybe we'd better steer clear of Democrats in general.

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A memento of the days when friendship was in bloom.

On a tip from G. Fox.



March 30, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:58 PM

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Via Sad Hill News.



Liberty Versus Tyranny

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:02 PM

Right versus left isn't like rooting for one side or another in a ballgame. It is liberty versus tyranny; that is, good versus evil.

On a tip from Oiao.



Ground Troops Head Off for Obama's War #3

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:02 PM

Don't worry, America isn't going to fight a ground war in Libya. NATO might, but not America.

Oh that's right, NATO essentially is America.

On a tip from lunaticcringeradio.



Jesus Forbidden in Suburban St. Louis

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:05 PM

The First Amendment guarantees freedom of both speech and religion. It was intended to keep us from reading stories like this:

FLORISSANT, Mo. (KMOX) — A north St. Louis County man says he can't believe what he found in his mailbox — a letter from his subdivision committee telling him he had to take down his yard sign.
The simple green sign has a single word written in white … "Jesus".
"What is this? What kind of country are we living in?" Michael Mayfield asks incredulously.

Things would go more smoothly if Mayfield switched to a Mohammed sign. But that isn't likely:

Mayfield says his sign isn't going anywhere; in fact, he's still deciding whether to put up more Jesus signs in his front yard.

Every time a countermoonbat puts up resistance, America stands a little taller.

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Forbidden.

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



President Pencilneck Goes to War

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:55 PM

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Compliments of Zappatrust.

Our Nobel Peace Prize laureate Moonbat Messiah is even more hawkish than W, according to Mark Halperin of left-liberal Time:

"By almost every metric you can use in terms of being a muscular executive — acting alone without congressional authority, extending the Bush policies overseas, particularly in the War on Terror and Afghanistan and Iraq — he's been more hawkish than George Bush."

Progressives may remember George Bush as the fascist warmonger whose bloodlust was going to plunge the world into chaos, and worse yet, make people not like us.

Cheer up, libs. The Manchurian Moonbat makes up for it by not acting in America's interest. Gaddafi was pacified by Reagan and has been quiescent for years. The al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood types Obama is helping into power on our dime and at the inevitable cost of American lives are anything but.



PETA Launches Program to Reduce Human Population

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:27 AM

"A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy," PETA President Ingrid Newkirk informs us. That means that since dogs get neutered, people should too:

The Norfolk, Va.-based group is offering a free vasectomy to the winner of its "Why should PETA neuter you?" campaign. Applicants enter the contest by getting their cat or dog spayed or neutered and submitting an essay to PETA.
The group says human overpopulation contributes to animal suffering by draining water and land resources and causing pollution.

Also, the fewer humans there are, the more room there will be for the animals. More space will be needed after chickens have been liberated to run free in the wild.

For PETA supporters, essays explaining why they should be prevented from reproducing don't need to be elaborate. Here's a sample essay that would convince any reasonable person: "Because I am a moonbat."

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Already neutered: PETA's Bruce Friedrich (on the left).

On a tip from Ianto.



Moonbat Tech: Bamboo Bicycles

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:05 AM

Possibly because it grows so fast or because it's associated with the exotic Orient, moonbats have decided that bamboo is "sustainable." Even bamboo flooring, slathered in all manner of unpronounceable chemicals to keep it from splintering, is marketed as "green." Bicycles are green too, not only because they represent pre-fossil fuel technology but because they symbolize the poverty implicit in communism, serving as the primary mode of transport in socialist hellholes like Cuba. Put bamboo and bicycles together, and you can impress even the Moonbat Messiah:

NEW YORK — President Barack Obama has found his inner geek and joined New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg at a science and engineering fair at the American Museum of National History.
The president on Tuesday whetted his appetite for energy saving innovations, checking out a bamboo bicycle, one of several projects featured in the final round of the New York City Science and Engineering Fair. He tells students: "There's going to be a great demand for people with the skills you're developing."

Now we know what taxpayer-subsidized boondoggle is coming next from Government Motors after the Chevy Volt. On the bright side, maybe no longer having to buy motors for GM vehicles will reduce the deficit.

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Coming soon from Government Motors.

On a tip from Byron.



OutServe: The Magazine for a Fundamentally Transformed Military

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:08 AM

Now that Comrade Obama has been put in a position to begin "fundamentally transforming the United States of America," nothing can remain the same — not even the magazines sold at newstands on military bases:

The magazine is launched by OutServe, a group that describes itself as an "underground network of over 2,900 LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender] military personnel," and according to the group's co-director, an active-duty Air Force officer who goes by the pseudonym JD Smith, one of the aims of the publication is to "let all the gay, lesbian, bi, and trans members currently serving know that they are not alone."
The first edition of the magazine is available online and has a heavy focus on the repeal [of Don't Ask Don't Tell] and its implementation. The first print edition will be available next month on newsstands at some military bases.

No word on whether there will be a centerfold.

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I don't even want to think about what comes next.

On a tip from mega.



Green as a Thistle, Nutty as a Fruitcake

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:00 AM

If only the religion known as ecomoonbattery had a heaven, the impressively devout Vanessa of Green as a Thistle would qualify for entry if she really lives up to even half of her list of 366 green changes. Among her most preposterous techniques for saving the planet:

4. Switching to a recyclable toothbrush
17. Switching to recycled toilet paper
35. Switching to Eco-Dent floss
36. Only drinking fair-trade, organic, locally roasted coffee
42. Not buying any more petroleum-based bath poufs and loufas
47. No more using paper towels or hand-dryers in public bathrooms
48. Investing in permanent laser hair removal rather than shaving or waxing forever
50. Turning off my freezer
54. Changing to natural, paraben-free lip balm
62. Not buying any more Q-tips
64. Recycling my used wine corks through the Bag-a-Cork program
67. Turning my oven off for good
74. Following the "If it's yellow, let it mellow..." rule
78. Unplugging my whole fridge
85. Switching to an all-natural acne ointment
87. No more take-out, unless I bring my own containers
96. Sleeping naked
98. Not having any more baths
101. Ordering smaller, more eco-friendly business cards
103. Only watering my plants with greywater
108. Limiting my use of elevators
113. No plastic barf bags or packages of Gravol when hungover
125. Keeping the light in the bathroom off each morning while showering and brushing my teeth
130. Using biodegradable pens
136. Not drinking anymore canned beverages
137. Not drinking anymore bottled beverages
140. Only drinking organic hard liquor
145. Eating food straight from the pot or pan
155. Using hand-held fans instead of electric ones
158. Only buying eco-friendly jewellery
162. No more gift cards unless they're homemade from scrap paper
166. Putting a bottle of water in the toilet tank to reduce the amount used per flush
170. Not wearing a gown at the doctor's office
183. Only buying used sports equipment
186. Grooming my cat more often to prevent hairballs (and thus use less paper towel and water to clean them up)
187. Buying alcohol in bulk (ie. kegs, 2L bottles of wine, etc)
191. Not using toilet paper for peeing
192. Natural bug extermination, ie. drowning fruit flies in wine or syrup
196. Decreasing the margins on my Word documents
200. Reusing envelopes
202. Eating only ethically raised and caught fish
203. Cutting the end off the toothpaste tube when it's almost done to scrape the last little bit out
219. Only buying wooden hangers, preferably used [NO WIRE HANGERS! EVER!!!]
224. Getting cooking smells off my fingers with used green tea leaves rather than soap
239. Bringing my own reusable bib to the dentist's
241. Eating my apple cores (and pear cores, etc) to waste less food
253. Drinking green tea instead of prescription drugs when having a nervous breakdown
257. Not using the fan in my bathroom
261. Reusing old floppy discs as coasters
263. Drinking straight from the bottle
266. Holding my hair up with a pen, chopstick or rubber band from my newspaper instead of buying more elastic bands or other hair accessories
279. Not using soap to wash my dishes unless there's oil residue
285. No more downhill skiing (unless I carpool there, then haul my own ass up the hill)
289. Letting my dishes dry in the dishwasher rack with my houseplants beneath to collect the excess water dripping off
308. Not buying anymore plastic whatsoever
310. Using a soap dish made from reclaimed chopsticks
311. Collecting the elastic bands from my newspaper each morning and returning them to the delivery boy/girl
319. Going to an eco-conscious bike repair shop
323. Making fenders for my bike from old water bottles
326. Switching to an eco-conscious accountant for tax season
328. Commenting on other people's decisions that aren't very green, educating them about why it's important to consider alternatives
358. Covering holes in the wall with pictures instead of buying plaster
361. Writing poetry in haiku form only
366. Sleeping more

In an earlier time, Vanessa would have lurched around in a hair shirt, haranguing passers-by about their sins. Yet there are hundreds of psychiatrically afflicted individuals in every major city who beat her whole list just by living as derelicts. If she keeps buying her organic hard liquor in bulk, drinking it from the bottle (even though she's sworn off bottled beverages), and treating her nervous breakdowns with green tea, she'll soon be ready to join them.

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Vanessa, savior of polar bears.

On a tip from Air2air.



Stimulus Spending: Predictable Total Failure

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:17 AM

After two years, let's check and see what we got for our money regarding Comrade Obama's budget-busting "stimulus" spending:

Nearly a trillion dollars have been poured into the U.S. economy, courtesy of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Result? Unemployment has barely budged, housing prices continue to fall in many markets and more mortgages slip into foreclosure.
How can this be happening when so many people in government assure us that government spending spurs the economy? Because it's not true. For government to pour money into the economy, it must take money out of the economy in the first place. To hand out money, government must first take money from taxpayers.
It's like moving money from the left pocket to the right pocket. It doesn't make us any wealthier. What it really stimulates is more government, not more economic activity.

In the short term, "stimulus" spending does nothing but enrich the crony capitalist collaborators of our bureaucratic overlords. Long term, it hurts the economy by driving up inflation and causing Big Government — the source of our economic problems — to grow even bigger.

Democrats love Keynesian economics because this long-discredited ideology offers a justification to steal massive amounts of our money and spend it in a never-ending drunken binge. But if government spending had a beneficial effect, we would all be riding as high on the gravy train as public sector union members. After all,

When George W. Bush became president, total federal spending was $1.8 trillion. When he left office eight years later in January 2009, federal spending topped $3.4 trillion.

Since then, government spending has exploded at a rate likely to bankrupt the country within a few years. Yet no beneficial effects are to be seen.

If they really wanted to improve the economy rather than loot us and grow their power, our statist rulers know just what to do:

The way to end this recession is for government to cut spending, shrink the deficit, end corporate welfare, stop using taxpayer money to bail out politically connected businesses and industries, and reduce regulations that make investing for the future more difficult.

That is, Big Government needs to acknowledge that it is the problem, not the solution, and get out of the way. Don't hold your breath waiting for that to happen.

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Hardly likely to help.

On a tip from Dave H.



March 29, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:33 PM

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On a tip from TED.



Lifestyles of the Rich (With Our Money) and Infamous: Sheila Jackson Lee

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:53 PM

For moonbat glamour, not even Elton John can top congresscritter Sheila Jackson Lee:

From Michael Berry, the Czar of Texas Radio, on a tip from Bill T.



Economic Jeopardy

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:19 PM

Our leadership crisis has placed us in all kinds of jeopardy — prominently including economic jeopardy:

I almost didn't recognize Boehner without the orange skin.

On a tip from the MaryHunter.



What's Next?

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:25 PM

Comrade Obama's energy policy of suppressing domestic drilling while using our money to help Brazilian oil company Petrobras (in which George Soros uncoincidentally holds a large stake) isn't sitting well with everyone. Caution — you might want to turn the volume down. Then again, you might want to turn it up:

Is Obama trying to destroy this country? Yes — as those familiar with his background knew he would.

What's next? How about sending America into a third war on behalf of al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood even as government spending threatens to collapse the economy?

On a tip from TED.



Obama Regime Exports Jobs to Brazil While Undermining Security

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:55 PM

Now a word from Stephen DeMaura, President of Americans for Job Security, who sounds off on the duplicity of the Obamination Administration as it lays plans to export American jobs and undermine our security:

The Obama Administration repeats ad nauseum — in news stories, from the White House Press Room, and on the Sunday political shows — that their number one focus is jobs and the economy. The problem? Their rhetoric just doesn't match their actions.
Those on the left and right have criticized the President and his administration for being too easily distracted, too willing to appease adversaries, and not willing to advocate for pro-growth public policies here at home.
Take just this past week.
The President dispatched Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to Wichita, Kansas to repeat their supposed commitment to high quality American jobs. Kansas, the Air Capitol of the World, commanding 40 percent of the world's general aviation business and supporting 1.2 million jobs in the US, and contributing over $150 billion to the economy.
Secretary LaHood delivered an encouraging message to those who came out: Create more jobs in the aviation sector, preserve the American-built aircraft, and increase the aircraft assembly business. Good. Got it — and exactly what the doctor ordered.
While Secretary LaHood was in Kansas last week the President traveled to Brazil with Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to deliver a very similar message.
Yet the Administration's rhetoric doesn't match their actions.
During the trip Secretary Locke visited the state controlled manufacturing facility of Embraer, a company which is currently competing against an American company, American workers and American suppliers for a US Air Force contract.
Afterwards Secretary Locke said, "Embraer is a shining example of partnership between US and Brazilian manufacturing that is a 'win-win' and creates jobs in both countries."
A win-win?
Granting the new Air Force contract to Embraer means only 50 jobs here in the United States with most staying in Brazil. Or, the Obama Administration could grant the contract to an American company that uses American workers, create 1,400 jobs, and fulfill Secretary LaHood's otherwise empty rhetoric on jobs.
If Embraer were to win the contract not only would it mean a real loss of potential American jobs but it would mean we would be outsourcing our defense procurements to a competing Super Power and an adversary of the American led War on Terror.
Consider this — The Brazilian government, which has been unsupportive and at times hostile to the United States' efforts in the War on Terror, is now trying to sell America, through their state controlled Embraer, new planes which will help our allies fight these battles.
The Administration is trying to speak out of both sides of its mouth in Wichita and Sao Paulo.
But the choice should be clear. A superior American-made product that will create high paying, long lasting jobs.
We must ask ourselves, is this Administration so concerned with appeasing foreign countries as to compromise their supposed number one domestic priority, jobs?

Jobs are Obama's #1 domestic priority, all right: destroying them, so as to make us as helpless and dependent on Big Government as possible.

At least now we know that Obama was doing more down there in Brazil than kicking around soccer balls, shoveling our money at Petrobras, and off-handedly launching wars.



Cash for Clunkers II

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:53 AM

What kind of economic policy would we see in a socialist country run by corrupt children with subnormal intelligence? Cash for Clunkers is a perfect example. By paying people to turn in their old cars to be scrapped, Big Government managed to use our money to create a fleeting illusion of economic activity. In reality, people were only encouraged to buy cars sooner that they would have bought anyway, resulting in a crash in auto sales as soon as the handouts stopped. Taking thousands of used cars off the streets no doubt enriched the lives of the polar bears in the imaginations of moonbats, but it lessened the overall wealth of society by destroying items of value.

It also artificially inflated the price of used cars. As liberals may be surprised to learn, when you make there be less of something, you make it cost more. Who is most likely to buy used cars? The poor, who once again were shafted by their bleeding heart champions.

As for the pretext of stimulating the economy, the same logic would dictate stimulating the economy by paying people with each other's money to throw out their appliances. Unsurprisingly, the government does this too.

How to top something as staggeringly wasteful and moronic as Cash for Clunkers? Here's how:

Ready for another cash for clunkers program? It looks like General Motors is attempting to replace it's own consumer incentives with tax payer money. The car company, bailed out of bankruptcy in 2009 by the American tax payer, appears to be turning the government into an automatic rebate provider.
The Obama administration and their friends on Capitol Hill are floating around a proposal to change the $7500 tax credit for green vehicles. This change can be found not only in President Barack Obama's budget but also a bill proposed by Senator Debbie Stabenow, Michigan Democrat. … The proposed Obama Budget, changes the existing $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit "into a rebate that will be available to all consumers immediately at the point of sale."
According to Senator Stabenow's website, her proposed legislation, known as the "Charging America Forward Act" (S.298), "will provide consumers with a rebate worth up to $7500 for plug-in electric vehicles at the time of purchase."
Essentially, if one were to buy a $41,000 Chevy Volt, the buyer gets a $7,500 coupon, so the final price is $33,500.

The point as usual is to enrich Democrats' crony capitalist bankrollers:

It is pretty convenient that Ms. Stabenow, who represents a state where GM is headquartered is pushing a bill that is also supported by Edison Electric Institute, whose president was loaned a Chevy Volt, Eaton Corp: the sole American producer of car recharge systems, and Battery Electric Vehicle Coalition, a lobbying group for the electric car industry.

Since no one in his right mind would pay $33,500 for a Chevy Dolt, look for the amount of the rebate to continue rising until people are paid to drive the useless lemons from the car dealer to the dump where they belong — assuming they can get that far without a tow.

Meanwhile Government Motors, which is paid with our money to make cars we don't want, has been dutifully kicking back mountains of cash to bureaucrats while not paying taxes. Obamunism — the hideously deformed offspring of socialism and crony capitalism — is the quintessence of inefficiency and corruption.

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Where your tax money goes.

On a tip from Conan.



AP Fact Checks Obama's Pretexts for Libyan Adventure

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:43 AM

Even the moonbats at AP can smell a rat regarding Comrade Obama's justifications for going to war on behalf of al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya. When he finally got around to telling us why he has started another expensive war, they went so far as to fact check his lies:

OBAMA: "Our most effective alliance, NATO, has taken command of the enforcement of the arms embargo and no-fly zone. … Going forward, the lead in enforcing the no-fly zone and protecting civilians on the ground will transition to our allies and partners, and I am fully confident that our coalition will keep the pressure on Gadhafi's remaining forces. In that effort, the United States will play a supporting role."
THE FACTS: As by far the pre-eminent player in NATO, and a nation historically reluctant to put its forces under operational foreign command, the United States will not be taking a back seat in the campaign even as its profile diminishes for public consumption. …
OBAMA: "Our military mission is narrowly focused on saving lives."
THE FACTS: Even as the U.S. steps back as the nominal leader, reduces some assets and fires a declining number of cruise missiles, the scope of the mission appears to be expanding and the end game remains unclear. Despite insistences that the operation is only to protect civilians, the airstrikes now are undeniably helping the rebels to advance. …
OBAMA: Seeking to justify military intervention, the president said the U.S. has "an important strategic interest in preventing Gadhafi from overrunning those who oppose him. A massacre would have driven thousands of additional refugees across Libya's borders, putting enormous strains on the peaceful - yet fragile - transitions in Egypt and Tunisia." He added: "I am convinced that a failure to act in Libya would have carried a far greater price for America."
THE FACTS: Obama did not wait to make that case to Congress, despite his past statements that presidents should get congressional authorization before taking the country to war, absent a threat to the nation that cannot wait. … Obama's defense secretary, Robert Gates, said Sunday that the crisis in Libya "was not a vital national interest to the United States…"
OBAMA: "Some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. The United States of America is different. And as president, I refused to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action."
THE FACTS: Mass violence against civilians has also been escalating elsewhere, without any U.S. military intervention anticipated.

Too bad the media didn't do much fact checking prior to installing the Manchurian Moonbat in the White House. Maybe it can redeem itself by figuring out his furtive motives.

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The role doesn't suit him. Via the People's Cube.

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Democrat Congresscritters Claim Drilling for Oil Would Cause Unemployment

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:41 AM

Getting the Obamunist boot off the neck of the domestic energy industry would somehow drive up unemployment even further, if I'm interpreting Democrat duckspeak correctly:

Rep. Rob Andrews (D-N.J.) said that increasing oil drilling "off the coast" is "a problem, not a solution" to creating jobs in the United States. … Appearing at a press conference with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) on job creation, Rep. Andrews said, "I agree with my colleague and friend that drilling for oil off the coast is a problem, not a solution […quack quack quack]."

If it's the problem, not the solution, that must mean that allowing oil drilling makes unemployment worse. What's more, it would not lower energy prices, now that the law of supply and demand has been repealed.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a member of the House Budget Committee, said there would be no "immediate" reduction of gas prices from more drilling.
"We need to be reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and, in general, specifically, we need to reduce our dependence on oil, foreign oil. But adding to our dependence on fossil fuels is not the answer," she said.

Instead we should funnel more taxpayer money into the pockets of Government Electric to finance the daydream that windmills and pixie dust can meet our energy needs.

America has the largest fossil fuel reserves in the world, but 60% of the oil we use is imported, because malignant authoritarian moonbats like Andrews, Wasserman Schultz, and Obama have declared war on the energy sector. Contrary to their nonsensical lies, this is having a devastating effect on employment, throwing Americans out of work by the hundreds of thousands.

Yet Comrade Obama is using our money to develop the oil industry in Brazil and New Guinea. So long as it benefits some other country rather than ours, drilling appears to be okay.

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Who votes for these pernicious fools?

On tips from G. Fox and Bill T.



PETA Demands Alterations to the Bible

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:31 AM

Because political correctness is a totalitarian ideology, imposed by its proponents on every conceivable facet of human existence, language in the latest edition of the New International Version Bible has been altered to eradicate alleged linguistic sexism: forefathers changed to ancestors, he changed to he or she, et cetera. But animal rights militants want input too. After all, as PETA President Ingrid Newkirk has proclaimed,

"A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy."

That is, there is no difference between an animal and a human, since there is no such thing as a soul and no higher god than leftist political orthodoxy. Therefore:

The organization has petitioned the Committee on Bible Translation to suggest that its next translation remove "speciesist" language, by referring to animals as "he or she" instead of "it." "When the Bible moves toward inclusively in one area … it wasn't much of a stretch to suggest they move toward inclusively in this area. Language matters. Calling an animal 'it' denies them something. They are beloved by God. They glorify God," Bruce Friedrich, PETA's vice president for policy, told CNN.

If Friedrich is rebuffed, let's hope he doesn't resort to calling for terrorism, as this noted theologian has done in the past. But then, the odds of anyone in PETA actually reading a Bible are nil, so how would they know whether their demands had been met?

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Having dealt with the Colonel, he's coming after God.

On a tip from Dan F. Hat tips: The Blaze, Weasel Zippers.



Bipartisan Energy Solution

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:14 AM

Let's hope hysteria regarding the aged reactors in Japan doesn't prevent Republicans and Democrats from reaching a sensible bipartisan solution to our energy needs:

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In a pinch we could fall back on our fossil fuel reserves, which are the greatest in the world. But Dems would have to get permission from the Sierra Club first.

Compliments of Air2air.



Eco-freaks Occupy Coalmine, Get Beat Up

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:20 AM

It seems the more arrogant and obnoxious moonbats are, the more they get their way, which explains their increasingly insufferable behavior. But sometimes the spoilt four-year-old approach backfires, as in this slightly dated tale of environmental activists who decided to occupy a coalmine on behalf of the polar bears. Let's let a moonbat tell the story:

[A]ctivists entered Scottish Coal's Mainshill Open Cast Coal Site in South Lanarkshire to disrupt coaling operations. As two activists managed to reach and scale a huge 260 tonne "prime mover" in the bottom of the pit, one of the two biggest machines on the site, other activists there to support them were brutally attacked by Scottish Coal employees and Trustcare Security. …
Fiona Reed who was at Mainshill said: "We were attacked from the minute we entered the site. At no point were we confrontational or threatening, we just wanted to do the action safely so that no one got hurt. First of all huge dump trucks were deliberately driven at us and tried to box us in, then the excavator driver swung the machine's bucket at us, blatantly disregarding all health and safety rules. Most deaths and accidents that occur on opencasts are because of how dangerous these dump trucks are. A lot of people's lives were put at risk. We were then pounced on by workers and site security who punched us in the head repeatedly, threw us to the ground and kicked us in the back. They also stole our video camera."

Bwahahaha! "…blatantly disregarding all health and safety rules…" Bwahahahahaha! Apparently it didn't occur to the moonbat that hippies infesting a location where their betters are attempting to get some constructive work done is hardly likely to advance health and safety.

The kooks managed to hold up work for four hours. No doubt the polar bears appreciate it.

On a tip from GoY. Hat tip: Soylent Green.



March 28, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:55 PM

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On a tip from SR.



Moonbat Entrepreneur

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:44 PM

Maybe moonbats don't like capitalism because unless it's crony capitalism of the kind that has been making Obama's backers at GE so rich at our expense, most aren't very good at it:

Did she just open a bottle of air from Michael Moore's bathroom, or do I smell a federal subsidy coming?

On a tip from Tucker.



Toronto Ignores Earth Hour

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:11 PM

We're not burning up or underwater as we should have been by now according to the prophesies of the Goracle and other global warming profiteers, so it comes as no surprise that people are losing interest in foolish stunts like "Earth Hour" — even in moonbatty Toronto:

Toronto only saw a 5 per cent power drop during the event — half of the reduction achieved during Earth Hour in 2010.
The year before that, the city had a 15 per cent drop in megawatts being used. …
Parts of Toronto went dark from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday night, but spectators at Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square said they were disappointed to see many stores stay brightly lit.
Toronto first participated in 2008, a year after the World Wildlife Fund kicked off the event in Australia.
"We are really proud to be the lead city in Canada fighting to save the environment and in supporting Earth Hour," said then-mayor David Miller at the time.
On Saturday, the Star sought out prominent leaders and landmarks city-wide to see if they were setting an example. The results were disappointing.

Cheer up, moonbats. There is a place where your collectivist ideology reigns supreme, and Earth Hour is honored every hour of every day.

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There it is, just north of South Korea.

On a tip from Oiao.



Separated at Birth?

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:33 PM

Without the captions, could you tell which one grew up to be an ultra-obnoxious congresscritter from New York?

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Via Totally Looks Like, on a tip from TED.



Transgender Freakazoid Beats Kids for Not Calling Him Mom

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:30 PM

South Korea is lagging behind in the march toward progressive utopia:

A transgender father of four was sentenced to a two-year jail term for abusing his children, who refused to call him "mom", according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency, citing a local court on Wednesday.
The 31-year-old man identified as Oh, was charged with starving and beating up his children (one born to former girlfriend and three others to his second girlfriend).

Apparently liberals do not have the courts well in hand in South Korea.

"Although the defendants claim that the beating was for educational purpose and legitimate, their conduct cannot be seen as a way of parental guidance or educational instruction, given the numbers, means and reasons of their violence," Presiding Judge Choi Doo-ho at the Jeonju District Court said.
Oh, who has been taking female hormone injections once a week, led a normal life in the morning hours but acted like a "woman" at night to work at a local transgender bar, according to court documents.
During court trials, he showed strong desire to receive a sex reassignment surgery to become a "real woman."

Doh is as likely to become a real woman as he is to become a real aardvark. Nonetheless the story concludes on this chastising note:

While sex change operations are old news from the United States to Thailand, they are still a novelty in South Korea, where Confucian ideals of filial piety and a male-dominated hierarchy are strong.

Get with it, South Korea. Oh only wanted the kids not to grown up to be bigoted freakophobes.

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Now let's not have any narrow-mindedness.

On a tip from Steve T.



Ford Surpassing Government Motors

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:37 AM

Soon after Comrade Obama's seizure of General Motors on behalf of his union bankrollers, Ford is poised to surpass GM in sales for one of the first times since the age of the Model T.

Ford Motor Co. has a shot at beating General Motors Co. for U.S. sales leadership in March, a month in which the Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) of sales is expected to be 13.1 million vehicles. Ford will sell 210,400 vehicles in March to GM's 208,400, according to Edmunds.com's forecast released Thursday. …
And if Ford moves ahead of GM in March, it would be largely due to GM's sales drop-off more than any extraordinary sales performance by Ford. In March, GM throttled back on its high incentives spending of January and February that included always-popular customer loyalty and lease pull-ahead deals aimed at getting the automaker off to a fast sales start in 2011. Those deals expired on Feb. 28, and, as is typical when a major incentive program ends, there is a hangover effect.

The incentives, like Cash for Clunkers and all other Obama Misadministration economic solutions, are a short term fix to be paid for later. By whom? If you pay federal taxes, by you. That's why GM is so free and easy with the money:

GM's high incentives dismayed other automakers in January and February. The overall market was healthy and growing. They couldn't figure out why GM was throwing money at it. Edmunds estimates GM spent just more than $3,800 in incentives on each vehicle it sold those months, well above the industry average.

Meanwhile, like Obama's crony capitalist soul mates at Government Electric, Government Motors has not been paying taxes. That frees up vast amounts of cash to spend on lobbying — i.e., greasing Democrat palms to keep the taxpayer money flowing so they can continue to pay people to buy their cars.

Now that GM is an arm of Big Unions and the federal government, it has every advantage over Ford except one: socialists only know how to loot, not how to make cars.

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Socialism is working no better in Detroit than it did in Russia.

On anonymous tips.



America Leads the World in Untapped Fossil Fuel Reserves

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:06 AM

In light of the extent to which we are at placed at the mercy of largely hostile nations for our energy supply, you would never guess who has the greatest reserves of fossil fuels. We do.

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From the Energy Tribune:

America's combined energy resources are, according to a new report from the Congressional Research Service (CSR), the largest on earth. They eclipse Saudi Arabia (3rd), China (4th) and Canada (6th) combined — and that's without including America's shale oil deposits and, in the future, the potentially astronomic impact of methane hydrates.

Having the resources is one thing. Being sufficiently free of tyranny to access those resources is something else. As Senator James Inhofe observes,

"The Obama administration has made a conscious policy choice to raise energy prices, accomplished in good measure by restricting access to domestic energy supplies. … We could help bring affordable energy to consumers, create new jobs, and grow the economy if the Obama administration would simply get out of the way so America can realize its true energy potential."

But who is going to hear Inhofe when the media will ignore most anything that doesn't support its laughable "green energy" ideology?

Few people will hear about this either:

In mid-March, a new study by Verso Consultancy estimates that for every new green job created by diverting public money into renewable energy projects in the UK, 3.7 British jobs were destroyed.
Meanwhile US energy policy persists in pursuing the myth that renewables are the economically viable future, with fossil fuels already, as the president said in January, "yesterday's energy".

Moonbats are particularly hostile toward coal. Obama campaigned on promises to drive the industry out of business. This graph may explain why:

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The USA has enough recoverable coal to last for centuries. Yet our rulers want to force us to rely on absurd windmills, which uncoincidentally were cutting edge technology in the age of serfdom.

The only thing standing between America and a future even better than our past is the leftist kakistocracy that controls both the government and the media.

On a tip from Oiao. Hat tips: Hot Air, Free Republic.



Sinking by Increments

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:16 AM

The USS Ronald Reagan:

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The USS Bill Clinton:

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The USS Barack Hussein Obama:

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Via Reaganite Republican.



Military Subjected to Indoctrination on Homosexuality

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:15 AM

Let's see how Bathhouse Barry's psyops campaign against the morale of the US Armed Forces is coming along. Here's what military training consists of under liberals' conception of a Commander in Chief:

Four branches of the military have begun sending training material to 2.2 million active and reserve troops as a prelude to opening the ranks to gays, with instructions on, for example, what to do if an officer sees two male Marines kissing in a shopping mall. …
"Situation," it begins. "You are the Executive Officer of your unit. While shopping at the local mall over the weekend, you observe two junior male Marines in appropriate civilian attire assigned to your unit kissing and hugging in the food court.
"Issue: Standards of Conduct. Is this within standards of personal and professional conduct?"
The answer to Marines: "If the observed behavior crosses acceptable boundaries as defined in the standards of conduct for your unit and the Marine Corps, then an appropriate correction should be made. Your assessment should be made without regard to sexual orientation."
The vignettes' talking point states that commanders cannot rule a bar off limits simply because it caters to gays. Nor can commanders bar an off-duty homosexual from marching in civilian clothes in a gay-pride parade.

At least military personnel are also getting treated to a lesson on the Constitution they lay down their lives to defend:

A separate training guide answers 23 frequently asked questions, such as "is consensual sodomy still a punishable offense under the Uniform Code of Military Justice?"
Answer: "The U.S. Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces found that private, consensual sexual activity, to include consensual sodomy, regardless of sexual orientation, is a protected liberty under the Fourteenth Amendment."

This bizarre revelation would come as quite a surprise to the authors of the 14th Amendment, which has nothing whatsoever to do with sexual behavior, perverted or otherwise. But then, moonbattery is a totalitarian ideology. With liberals in charge, everything must be twisted to whatever extent required to advance their agenda, including both the Constitution and the Armed Forces.

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Next: new uniforms.

On tips from Ken and Wilberforce.



The Union Money Party

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:18 AM

Why would center-right America elect Democrat politicians, who have increasingly revealed themselves not only to be left, but hard left, and who close observers of current events can't help but be aware do not like this country or mean it well? Because elections aren't about common sense — they are about money. Unions have it, and as events in Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest have made crystal clear, the Democrats are their party, bought and paid for. Via OpenSecrets.org:

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Follow the list further and you'll see that other big spenders that lean overwhelmingly toward the Dems include the National Association of Letter Carriers, AFL-CIO, Sheet Metal Workers Union, International Association of Fire Fighters, Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, United Steelworkers, United Transportation Union, Ironworkers Union, American Postal Workers Union, National Air Traffic Controllers Association, Transport Workers Union, Seafarers International Union, Amalgamated Transit Union, et cetera, ad nauseam.

Where do unions get all this money to spend installing Democrats in power? In the case of public sector unions, they get it from you.

Obama's slavish devotion to unions may explain even better than his support from liberal media idiots impressed by his skin color how a guy with an alarming background and no serious qualifications could become president of the USA.

Don't expect Democrat politicians to act in America's interest. Expect them to act in the interests of the unions that own them.

Unions own General Motors now. They own the Democrat Party. They own the White House. When they own America, socialism will have arrived.

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A member of the emerging ruling class.

On a tip from Lee.



Biden's Staff Lock Journalist in Closet to Keep Him Quiet

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:12 AM

How's this for transparency?

The White House website proudly says 'President Obama is committed to creating the most open and accessible administration in American history.'
But try telling Vice President Joe Biden's staff that, after they held a local reporter in a closet for hours after he was invited to cover a Florida political fundraiser because they did not want him talking with the guests.
As the unaware $500-a-head invitees dined on caprese crostini with oven-dried mozzarella and basil, rosemary flatbread with grapes honey and gorgonzola cheese, grilled chicken Caesar and garden vegetable wraps, veteran reporter Scott Powers was locked away.

The fawning media's relationship with the Obama Misadministration that it ushered into power is starting to resemble battered wife syndrome. But at least journalists can take solace from hollow rhetoric.

The incident is especially embarrassing for the administration because it comes at a time when the White House has been condemning the treatment of journalists trying to report in Libya.
Just ten days ago, President Obama's spokesman Jay Carney told reporters: 'journalists should be protected and allowed to do their work.'

One last bit of transparency:

The Vice President's office did not respond to requests for comment.
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How could even the media want this to continue? Compliments of Uncle Joe Liberty.

On tips from G. Fox, J, Wyatt's Torch, and Rob Banks.



March 27, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:10 PM

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On a tip from TED.



Frank Lautenberg: Pro-Lifers, Tea Party Patriots Don't Deserve Constitutional Liberties

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:00 PM

A certain Democrat Senator from New Jersey certainly puts the lout in Lautenberg. Here he is holding forth in favor of the taxpayer-financed abortion mill Planned Parenthood:

"Those who don't respect the rights of women [to kill inconvenient children] don't earn the freedoms that are guaranteed in the Constitution."

Regarding Tea Party patriots, he condescendingly sneers:

"They don't deserve the freedoms that are in the Constitution. But we'll give them to them anyway."

Fortunately, we don't need to rely on the benevolence of crumbs like Loutenberg. Our freedoms don't come from him.

On tips from browncoat, J, and Cranky Catholic.



Community Organization

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:31 PM

Since Barack Hussein Obama's only real work experience is as a community organizer, we should have asked ourselves earlier what exactly community organizers do. Here's an example — they arrange stunts like this occupation of a bank by Obama's close allies at the SEIU:

Via Breitbart.tv:

Striking Pocono Medical Center workers and SEIU members fill the lobby of ESSA Bank and Trust headquarters on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. The union wanted to meet with CEO Gary Olson, who is chairman of the board of directors of the medical center.

How is a bank to respond to a mob of belligerent, chanting zombies that have their big brother the federal government looming just out of sight? Too often, by rolling over and giving them what they want — which is among the primary causes of the mortgage meltdown.

On a tip from G. Fox.



McCaskill Hit Hard for Corruption

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:35 PM

One reason Barack Hussein Obama is in a position to disgrace and bankrupt our country is that he ran against a country club RINO unwilling to attack him. If the GOP makes that mistake again in 2012, it will be time for it to go the way of the Whigs. Fortunately, it looks like at least some Republicans will come out swinging hard. Missouri Senate candidate Sarah Steelman has already landed a nice roundhouse on the jaw of corrupt Obamunist Claire McCaskill:

At least McRoadkill has been shamed into obeying the law for the short remainder of her political career — or maybe not.

On a tip from J.



All Talk, No Action

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:01 PM

Barack Hussein Obama, literally the most profligate spender of other people's money in the history of the human race, has said at least one thing that isn't 100% USDA Grade A BS — or rather, it wouldn't be if it were coming from someone other than him:

"The American people are tired of politicians who talk the talk but don't walk the walk when it comes to fiscal responsibility."

If America reelects this clown, it has run its course and deserves the economic collapse that will soon follow.

On a tip from G. Fox.



Reconquistadors Aim Their Racism at Ted Hayes

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:33 AM

Liberals can't seem to find any racism, so they are reduced to inventing it — for example, by denouncing any criticism of Comrade Obama or his agenda as "racist." It's not that they aren't looking hard, or that the racism isn't there. They're just looking in the wrong places.

One of the right places to look would be among Hispanic activists of the La Raza/Aztlan persuasion, who put together the video below, attacking the esteemed countermoonbat Ted Hayes.

Warning: unlike the harmless and/or non-racial remarks that set off libs, this really is racist. Also, the language isn't pretty.

Background, via Judicial Watch:

The video was posted to the internet on YouTube after Mr. Hayes testified, by invitation of Maryland Delegate Pat McDonough, on March 15 before the Judiciary Committee of the Maryland House of Delegates against providing taxpayer dollars for in-state tuition benefits for illegal aliens. … The video was initially posted to the video website YouTube by a group with the moniker "The Timmytop," and was subsequently removed. The Timmytop Youtube "channel" includes a number of extremist propaganda videos with messages such as "This Is Our Land Whiteboy [expletive] you Gringo." The videos seem to express support for the La Raza/Aztlan movement, which seeks to conquer the American Southwest and "return" it to Mexico. Notably, the videos attack black and white Americans.

For the most part, the melting pot worked. In contrast, multiculturalism is working out about as well as Hope & Change.

On a tip from Rich.



Imaginary Line Between Democrats and Communists Vanishes in Wisconsin

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:46 AM

Now that they've managed to put an ultra-radical red diaper baby in the White House, the hard left militants dominating the Democrat Party are lowering their masks. Their mentality has been on full public display in Wisconsin. Even communists who still call themselves communists rather than Democrats are taken aback:

There has never really been a line between liberalism and communism, just a murky gray zone of flowery-sounding but fundamentally wrong principles your average liberal doesn't have the focus or intestinal fortitude to follow through to their logical Stalinist conclusions. That gray zone is disappearing, as hardcore authoritarians use the party to drag America toward a collectivist future.

Hat tip: Doug Ross.



March 26, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:55 PM

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Unless al-Qaeda really needs the help.

Via Strange Politics. On tips from TED and Hail The Amberlamps!



Transgender Freakazoids Demand Phony Birth Certificates

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:29 PM

The liberal god Bureaucracy is an impressive one. Not only can it make the weather more agreeable for the polar bears through EPA regulations, it can even alter the past so that men were born as girls:

Joann Prinzivalli has gone through a lot to be a woman, and she [sic] wants her [sic] birth certificate to show it.
Born Paul Prinzivalli Jr., she [sic] says she [sic] knew her [sic] true identity was female by the time she [sic] was 4 and broached the subject with a mental-health adviser as a teenager. But it was decades before she [sic] bucked family expectations and social pressures, changed her [sic] name and underwent electrolysis and hormone treatment to make a change that cost Prinzivalli her [sic] spouse, family, home and job.
About 10 years later, she's [sic] still a man in one important context [other than his chromosomes]: on her [sic] birth certificate. She's [sic] been unable to change the gender listed on the document because of city [of New York] rules that she [sic] and some other transgender people call discriminatory, intrusive and out of step with recent moves by the federal government and some states to make it easier for transgender people to change ID documents.
"Knowing that it was a mistake in the first place, and having that fixed, is pretty important to me," the 57-year-old title insurance lawyer said Monday as she [sic] sued the city. Two other transgender people have filed similar suits in recent days, and a third plans to do so.

What's truly bizarre is that this weirdo already can have his birth certificate distorted to indicate that he was born a girl. But he would have to undergo a chopadickophomy procedure, which he is understandably hesitant to go through with.

They are contesting a city Health Department practice of requiring people to undergo genital surgery and a post-surgery psychiatric evaluation before changing the gender on their birth certificates, according to the lawsuits. Many transgender people can't have that surgery for medical or financial reasons, and having hormone or other treatment to change gender should be enough, the plaintiffs say.

If current trends continue, Mr. Prinzivalli will soon get his way without subjecting himself to horrific genital mutilation.

Washington state requires only a doctor's or psychologist's note attesting to "appropriate clinical treatment" to change the gender on a driver's license. Illinois agreed in 2009 to develop new standards for how much surgery is required before a person is eligible to switch the gender of a birth certificate. And the U.S. State Department announced last year that transgender travelers no longer will need surgery — just a doctor's certification of appropriate treatment — to declare a new gender on a passport.

With the wave of a magic wand by the authorities, it can be just that easy to be something you're not. Once you've turned your back on reality, anything's possible.

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Transgender freakazoids. Mr. Prinzivalli is on the left.

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London Riots Illustrate the Decline and Fall of Britain

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:54 AM

Liberalism is a disease that attacks the moral backbone of a civilization, rotting it into a putrescent jelly that cannot hold society erect. At that point it collapses. This is happening now in Britain, which was one of the greatest nations in history within the memory of many still living today.

Anarchists today broke away from one of the largest protests Britain has ever seen to bring chaos to the streets of London.
The Ritz hotel and Fortnum & Mason were among the buildings targeted in the capital after groups of rampaging youths intent on spreading havoc left the mass anti-cuts demonstration.
Around 500,000 activists and campaigners descended on London this morning to protest at the Government's drastic cuts programme.

The cuts were as inevitable as the riots. As the last great British leader Margaret Thatcher observed, "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money. "

Here's what liberalism looks like when it reaches full flower:

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The white stuff is paint. The cockroaches with the masks are the result of generations that were never expected to take any responsibility for their own parasitical existences. They are Britain's post-civilization future, bred by the Dole.

Next comes authoritarian collectivism, a totalitarian form of serfdom.

If this could happen to Britain, it could happen to America — and it will, if the disease is not cured quickly.

On a tip from mega.



A Liberal Explains the Differences Between Libya and Iraq

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:01 AM

Actually, there are real differences, including these: 1) Iraq was believed by the entire world to have an advanced WMD program, which would clearly pose a direct threat to our safety. 2) Operation Iraqi Freedom was part of an overall strategy for advancing American interests in the region. 3) Unlike Gaddafi, Saddam was not at war with al-Qaeda. 4) W never had a Nobel Peace Prize.

On a tip from Stormfax.



NRA Provides Details on Obama's Mexican Gunrunning Operation

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:34 AM

If sending the US military into combat on behalf of al-Qaeda doesn't qualify as treason, how about this. The Obama Regime deliberately allowed American guns to be smuggled into Mexico, knowing that they would be used to create mayhem when they inevitably bounced back across the deliberately under-defended border. The purpose: to undermine our constitutional right to bear arms by using American-bought guns in Mexican hands as a propaganda cudgel. Border Agent Brian Terry, while providing free police services to illegal aliens, was killed by one of these weapons when he was sent up against heavily armed Mexican bandits with a beanbag gun. Details from Wayne LaPierre of the NRA, via the Glenn Beck show:

The Obama Misadministration apparently wants to scapegoat the Phoenix ATF office, but a plan this deranged could only have come from inside the Beltway. If this goes beyond Eric Holder to the very top of the dung heap — and the thorough congressional investigation that is obviously required will probably prove that it does — the only question is, do we impeach Obama for: A) treason, B) gross incompetence, C) complicity in Bryan Terry's murder, or D) all of the above.

On tips from Oiao and G. Fox.



March 25, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:22 PM

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Via American Elephants, on a tip from SR.



Adventures in Multiculturalism

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:28 PM

It's hard to see what people like David Cameron, Nikolas Sarkozy, Angela Merkel, and Maxime Verhagen mean when they say multiculturalism has failed. If we define multiculturalism as "Islamization imposed by treasonous liberals," it's working fine:

The longer Europe waits before fighting for its life against the Muslim–moonbat alliance that is literally pushing it off the map, the uglier that fight is going to be.

On a tip from Two Amber Lamps.



Dresses and Pompoms for British Schoolboys

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:23 PM

It's official — once Great Britain is lost:

Don't let this fate befall America. Fight moonbattery every day of your life.

On a tip from Mats.



Why Comrade Obama Attacked Libya

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:10 PM

Maybe no one can figure out exactly why President Nobel Peace Prize Laureate attacked Libya because he doesn't have one reason, but 10 of them. If David Letterman were funny, via Hope n' Change:

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On a tip from TED.



Bureauweenie Makes $144,641/Year Working 15 Hours/Week

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:18 AM

The bigger government gets, the smaller we get — and the worse our situation becomes. So why do people tolerate statism? Many do because they are fools, easily manipulated by the leftist ideologues who run the media. But others have a more logical motive; Big Government works wonderfully for those who are part of it — even at the local level. From Lawrence, Taxachusetts:

Fighting poverty in the state's poorest community is supposed to be a full-time job.
But the head of the city's leading anti-poverty agency spends as little as 15 hours a week in the office. The remainder of his time is spent at the Elks Lodge on Andover Street, playing card games and video poker, enjoying long lunches, and indulging his taste for Romeo Y Julieta cigars, an investigation by The Eagle-Tribune has found.
Philip F. Laverriere Sr. has been executive director of the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council since 1974. Under his watch, the nonprofit agency has grown into a $30 million-a-year operation funded almost entirely by federal and state tax dollars.

All bureaucracies grow. So do bureaucrats' paychecks.

Laverriere's salary has also grown over his 37 years with the agency. According to the last tax returns filed by the agency in 2009, Laverriere earned $144,641 between his salary, allowances and annual bonus.

Not a bad salary we taxpayers are affording him. Here's how he earns it:

Based on an anonymous tip, The Eagle-Tribune began observing Laverriere and found that between Jan. 28 and March 14, the 85-year-old spent 21 afternoons at the Elks Lodge No. 65, a chapter of a nationwide fraternal organization Lodge.
Typically, Laverriere showed up for work at the agency's headquarters on Essex Street within a few minutes of 9 a.m. and left work within a few minutes of noon for the 10- or 15-minute drive in his Cadillac DeVille over the Merrimack River to the club. He typically stayed at the club for two to five hours, then went directly to his home on Ames Street.
When confronted with The Eagle-Tribune's findings, Laverriere acknowledged his routine and said it has been going on for about three years.

Laverriere claims he makes up the time on the weekends. But even bureauweenies can have bouts of honesty:

When asked why it is OK for him to spend most of his days at the Elks, Laverriere said, "I don't know. It's an honest answer. I don't know."

As for what he does, other than dribble on his shirtfront at the Elk's Club:

"How the hell can I explain what I do? It's so damn much," he said. "Everyday, I have to sign financial documents, supply request forms. There's so many things I do."
He said he also hosts business meetings, including at the Elks club. He did not elaborate, except to say that the meetings can involve a card game.
"Sometimes I meet with business people down there," Laverriere said. "We play 45s. You get wrapped up in it."

What ever happened to those Bud Light commercials featuring Real Men of Genius? They need to make a new one featuring Laverriere. Anyone who manages to make so much money for so little effort must be Einstein material.

Philip F. Laverriere Sr., Real Man of Genius.

On a tip from Infidel Joe.



The World's Most Unfair Tax System

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:22 AM

Which country has the most progressive — i.e., parasitical, socialistic, and grotesquely unfair — tax system in the industrialized world? None other than the erstwhile Land of Liberty:

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Don't worry about Comrade Obama imposing socialism on America. It's already been imposed. That's why the economy is slumping toward collapse, as people mutter bleakly about our best days being behind us.

This won't stop Democrats from continuing to bleat about "the rich" (a.k.a. employers) being forced to "pay their fair share." Until we've been reduced to subsistence level collectivism, their work is not done.

On a tip from the MaryHunter.



State Department, UN Spend Our Money on Nukes for Iran and Syria

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:21 AM

It's not enough to waste our money. Our liberal rulers feel compelled to waste it in the most destructive way possible. They may never top this — funneling our money through the odious United Nations to help terror states including Iran and Syria develop nuclear weapons with which to kill us:

The United States is the biggest funder of a U.N. program that helps countries to develop civilian nuclear technologies. Despite "dual-use" proliferation concerns, the program's beneficiaries include Iran and Syria.
The Government Accountability Office has for years recommended that the U.S. government, as a result of those proliferation concerns, withhold a proportion of its funding to the program, but the State Department strongly opposes the move, arguing among other things that the U.S. must set a good example to other countries "by paying its contribution in full and on time."

Yet again we see that there is no institution — not even the United Nations — more profoundly hostile to the USA and its interests than our own moonbat-infested State Department.

Between 1997 and 2007, the four countries currently designated as state-sponsors of terror — Iran, Syria, Sudan and Cuba — received more than $55 million in assistance from the International Atomic Energy Agency's technical cooperation program, a senior GAO official told a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on nonproliferation policy last week.

Even Cuba and Sudan may be able to develop nuclear weapons if we give them enough taxpayer money. Cuba has already planned terror attacks against America, under the guidance of Che Guevara. This is one reason moonbats shamble around wearing his face on their t-shirts.

The U.S. provides around one-quarter of the annual budget for the technical cooperation fund (TCF). The funding amounted in 2010 to $21 million in "voluntary contributions," plus a further $10.3 million in "extra budgetary assistance."

Voluntary contributions? We're paying for it, but we didn't volunteer.

Meanwhile, in Iran and Syria:

Iran's nuclear energy programs, suspected to be a front for a drive to acquire weapons capability, are at the heart of a decade-long, still-unresolved standoff with the international community. Despite this, Iran was appointed last December as head of the group of developing countries at the IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency, which reports to the UN].
Syria's suspected attempts to develop a nuclear weapons program were exposed after Israeli warplanes in 2007 bombed a remote site. Syria denied claims that it was working on a weapons program with North Korean help, but the IAEA still has questions about the presence of processed uranium particles found by inspectors at the bombed site.

Speaking of North Korea, its nuclear weapons program got a big boost when Slick Willie Clinton took enough time off from molesting young interns to send Jimmy Carter over to negotiate an end to it. Carter arranged to give nuclear technology to the unhinged communist dictatorship in exchange for promises that it wouldn't build nuclear weapons. Consequently, North Korea is now established as a nuclear power.

Clinton and Carter must be gratified to see their foreign policy legacy carried on in the form of US taxpayer-funded nuclear proliferation among hostile terror states.

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Massive debt isn't the only liberal legacy the next generation will inherit.

On a tip from G. Fox.



Weiner Wants a Waiver

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:20 AM

It isn't easy to be conspicuously obnoxious in New York, yet Rep. Anthony Weiner manages. It's harder still to be prominently hypocritical among Democrats. Weiner comes through again — by calling for an ObamaCare waiver for NYC after lobbying hard to shove this misbegotten power grab down the throat of the rest of the country.

Rep. Anthony Weiner said Wednesday he was looking into how a health law waiver might work for New York City.
Weiner, who is likely to run for mayor of New York, said that because of the city's special health care infrastructure, his office was looking into alternatives that might make more sense. Weiner is one of the health care law's biggest supporters; during the debate leading up to reform, he was one of the last holdouts in Congress for the public option. … Weiner is slated to hold at least five events on the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act [the Newspeak euphemism for ObamaCare] and has been one of the most outspoken Democratic supporters of the law.

Next comes Weenie's most impressive feat of all: overtaking Bloomberg and possibly even David Dinkins to become the worst mayor moonbattery has ever inflicted on New York.

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Weenie lets fly with his twin guns: hypocrisy and obnoxiousness.

On tips from wingmann and Henry.



When Is a War Not a War?

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:08 AM

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Compliments of Bryan.

Thankfully our leaders have clarified what they are up to in Libya. It isn't a third simultaneous war, launched on behalf of people who are probably our enemies at a time when the economy is already staggering from excessive government spending. It's a "kinetic military action":

In the last few days, Obama administration officials have frequently faced the question: Is the fighting in Libya a war? From military officers to White House spokesmen up to the president himself, the answer is no. But that leaves the question: What is it?
In a briefing on board Air Force One Wednesday, deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes took a crack at an answer. "I think what we are doing is enforcing a resolution that has a very clear set of goals, which is protecting the Libyan people, averting a humanitarian crisis, and setting up a no-fly zone," Rhodes said. "Obviously that involves kinetic military action, particularly on the front end."

Already the new buzzword is gaining traction, as others scurry to break it in like pigeons zeroing in on a dropped sandwich.

This latest addition to the Newspeak dictionary could have nonmilitary applications. Some remember when abortion was a euphemism for killing unborn babies. Then choice became a euphemism for abortion. Since people are beginning to figure out that it still means crushing babies' skulls and sucking their brains out, a new term is needed. Introducing Kinetic Parenthood Prevention.

On tips from TrickleUpPolitics, Byron, and Merchant of Venom.



Riding High on the Public Sector Gravy Train

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:00 AM

No wonder Wisconsin's runaway Democrat State Senators chose Illinois to hide in. Their public sector union paymasters have that state well in hand, to judge by the compensation a school superintendant named Harry Griffith receives:

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That's $429,029 per year for an educrat who I'm guessing doesn't work any harder than you do, judging by the dismal state of Illinois schools, the majority of which fail to meet testing targets. Even after he retires he will still collect over $300,000 per year.

At least now I understand why Illinois recently saw the need to raise its income tax by a staggering 67%. After all, Griffith isn't riding that gravy train all by himself.

On a tip from Just TheTip. Hat tip: Gateway Pundit.



March 24, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:32 PM

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



Threatened With Death for Finding a Link Between Islam and Evil

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:24 PM

Villa Park, California city councilwoman Deborah Pauly allegedly violated the rules of decorum by using the phrase "pure, unadulterated evil" in a discussion of Islam and the mayhem it inspires. The Muslim–moonbat alliance rebutted this in the traditional manner — death threats:

Say No to Hate — or they'll slit your throat. Meanwhile the local media weeps piteously for the Muslim who lives in terror because somebody might look at her "in a special way."

On a tip from Smorfia48.



Tea Party in the Belly of the Moonbat Beast

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:16 PM

Won't Nancy Pelosi love seeing this out her window:

Via Bay Area Patriots:

Please attend the SF Tea Party on April 15, 2011 from 4-7 pm at Justin Herman Plaza on the Embarcadero across from the Ferry Building in San Francisco.

Not all festive events in San Francisco involve perverted sex acts performed in public. The Bay Area was part of America once — maybe it will be again.

On a tip from Steve K.



Union Man

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:16 PM

Glen Shulfer takes the moonbat thuggery that's been on display in Wisconsin recently and turns it into rock-'n'-roll:


Via Badger Blogger, on a tip from J.



The Worst Thing About ObamaCare

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:29 PM

While our historic First Adolescent President watches to see how his brackets turn out, Americans are worried about a different set of brackets. Click for full size:

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Via RealMarchMadness.org, on a tip from TED.



Moonbat Tech: The Lib Lid

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:10 PM

So long as vestigial remnants of capitalism still survive in America, every need is an opportunity. For example, the need for liberals to keep their heads from exploding as they watch their Moonbat Messiah lurch cluelessly into another Middle Eastern war was an opportunity for the makers of Lib Lid to rebrand their product (click for full size):

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Compliments of Air2air.



Should US Flag Be Banned in American Schools?

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:58 AM

This might seem like a stupid question, but before you vote, consider that wise educrats have their reasons for wanting to ban Old Glory. Prominent among them is that Reconquistadors don't like it, having already progressed from doing the work Americans won't do to despising the flag Americans don't despise. Failure to pander to the politically privileged could compromise safety, or so we're told.

After nearly a year, the votes are piling up. Current results:

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Nearly 14% want to ban their own flag — and this poll is at Fox News. Geraldo must be voting over and over again.

On a tip from Dan F.



Medicare Is Mandatory

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:41 AM

How nice of the government to thoughtfully confiscate our hard-earned money and use it to buy us subpar healthcare under Medicare. But what if some people would prefer to write off the loot expropriated, and pay again for superior private care? Under rule by liberals, they are out of luck:

[T]he idea of patient choice offends many in government, and in 1993 the Clinton Administration promulgated so-called POMS rules that say seniors who withdraw from Medicare Part A (which covers hospital and outpatient services) must forfeit their Social Security benefits.

For decades we've been told that the money bureaucrats seize for Social Security is just being held for us because we're too irresponsible to plan for the future, and that we're guaranteed to get it back. The pathologically gullible even believe it.

Several senior citizens in 2008 challenged the government, suing to be allowed to opt out of Medicare without losing Social Security. The plaintiffs paid their Medicare taxes through their working lives and are not asking for that money back. They simply want to use their private savings to contract for health services they believe to be superior to a government program that imposes price controls and rations care. They also dutifully contributed to Social Security and — fair enough — prefer to keep those benefits.
As recently as the fall of 2009, [District Court] Judge [Rosemary] Collyer provided support for the plaintiffs. She rejected the Obama Administration's argument that the plaintiffs were lucky to get Medicare and therefore had suffered no "injury" and lacked standing. She noted the Clinton POMS are simply part of a government handbook and never went through a formal rule-making. She also refused the Administration's request to dismiss the suit, noting that "neither the statute nor the regulation specifies that Plaintiffs must withdraw from Social Security and repay retirement benefits in order to withdraw from Medicare."
Yet in a stunning reversal, Judge Collyer last week revisited her decision and dismissed the case. In direct contravention to her prior ruling, the judge said the Medicare statute does — with a little creative reading — contain a requirement that Social Security recipients take government health care. The Medicare statute provides that only individuals who are "entitled" to Social Security are "entitled" to Medicare. Therefore, argues the judge, "The only way to avoid entitlement to Medicare Part A at age 65 is to forego the source of that entitlement, i.e., Social Security Retirement benefits."
This is convoluted enough, but Judge Collyer's truly novel finding comes with her implicit argument that to be "entitled" to a government benefit is to be obligated to accept it.

Let that sink in for a moment. You will eat the government cheese whether you want to or not.

Let this sink in too: the popularity of the dysfunctional Ponzi scheme called Social Security rests in the word security. Supposedly you'll never have to worry in your old age, because Big Government has guaranteed your benefits. But if Big Government changes its mind, what are you going to do about it? In reality, if you are at the mercy of power-drunk bureaucrats and capricious judges, you have no more security than someone shuffling toward the ovens at Auschwitz, hoping that it's really a shower like they said.

Government isn't reason; it is force. If there is one institution that you can absolutely never trust, it is government.

The case indicates, as the plaintiffs' attorney Kent Masterson Brown points out, that as ObamaCare congeals, "Nothing will be optional."

Note that these folks already paid for Medicare. It actually saves the government money if they don't use it.

But for many liberals, the goal isn't saving money or providing choices. The goal is to force all Americans into the same programs to fulfill their egalitarian dreams.

No matter how soft the tyranny, those dreams will be nightmares for anyone capable of grasping the concept of freedom.

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It's about coercion, not healthcare.

On a tip from Varla.



Scream 2012

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:04 AM

Don't let 2012 be a sequel to a nightmare:

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America will be lucky to survive intact for four years, leave alone eight. No informed person could rate Obama's performance above awful. But considering that the Manchurian Moonbat has hundreds of $billions in slush fund money from "stimulus" looting sprees to spread around, the fight won't be easy. Countermoonbats need to plan to give it all they've got.

Compliments of Nobarack08.



Obama Uses UN to Push Homosexual Agenda

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:45 AM

The US Constitution protects our freedom by affirming natural rights. This is why our liberal rulers reject its authority in favor of the United Nations, which attacks our freedom by inventing unnatural rights that are not rights at all but arbitrary dictates and special privileges handed down from on high. One example is the use of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child to attack the Second Amendment. Here's another example:

The Obama administration on Tuesday called on the United Nations Human Rights Council to fight discrimination against gays and lesbians around the world.

In practice this means homosexuals — and presumably those of other abnormal "sexual orientations" (pedophiles, necromaniacs, etc.) — are becoming an elite protected group that cannot be criticized and that can count on coercively enforced priority for employment and housing.

Despite campaigning as a moderate who supported marriage, Obama has been shoving hard in favor of the homosexual agenda.

The president in February instructed the Justice Department not to defend the constitutionality of DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act), the federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman, and has encouraged Congress to repeal the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.
Last week, Obama announced in a joint statement with the Brazilian president the creation of a special investigator position to monitor respect for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender individuals in the Western Hemisphere.

It's reassuring to know that our tax dollars will be hard at work monitoring respect for sexual perversion and bizarre psychiatric deformities.

Back to the UN shenanigans:

Signers also affirmed a 2008 joint statement by a group of states representing all five U.N. regions that called for an end to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. In the statement to the U.N., they also commend attention paid to human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity by international human rights mechanisms and within the context of the Universal Periodic Review.

That is, if America defends marriage from defilement as Obama led us to believe he would do, it will be subjected to condemnation as an abuser of human rights by the UN cesspool we are forced to finance.

All animals are equal, but in a world run by liberals, Christians are a lot less equal than militant perverts:

Meanwhile, the Vatican contended before the Human Rights Council Tuesday that people who speak against same-sex relationships based on religious or moral beliefs are being attacked and vilified.
"People are being attacked for taking positions that do not support sexual behavior between people of the same sex," Roman Catholic Archbishop Silvano Tomasi told the HRC session, according to Reuters.
"When they express their moral beliefs or beliefs about human nature … they are stigmatized, and worse — they are vilified, and prosecuted.
"These attacks are violations of fundamental human rights and cannot be justified under any circumstances," Tomasi said.

I'm sure Bathhouse Barry and his UN friends will get right on it.

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Gay friendly, to put it mildly.

On a tip from lonelypatriot.



Injustice Department Goes to Bat for Muslims Once Again

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:43 AM

Under Comrade Obama, the Justice Department is too busy to prosecute baton-wielding thugs who attempt to scare Caucasians away from the polls. There are more pressing issues — like the case of the rookie Muslim teacher who discovered that even with the extensive time off that makes her profession such a magnet for the unindustrious, she would have to wait years for the Haj to fall during a school break before making a pilgrimage to the Magic Meteor.

Critics of a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit on behalf of a Muslim teacher in Illinois say it is politically motivated.
Government lawyers filed the religious discrimination suit in December on behalf of Safoorah Khan, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Khan quit her job in Berkeley, a suburb of Chicago, when she was refused time off to make a pilgrimage to Mecca.
Critics say Khan was requesting a three-week absence, well beyond the usual accommodation to employees' religion, and the Justice Department should not have become involved. They suggest the Obama administration filed the lawsuit in an effort to reach out to U.S. Muslims.

"Reach out to Muslims?" More like "push pandering to Muslims to the last extreme of absurdity." At least no one is left wondering whose side our rulers are on.

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Followers of the pedophile prophet have a friend in Eric al-Holder

On tips from SR and G. Fox.



Wonder Woman De-Americanized

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:15 AM

Considering that they took the last part out of Superman's "truth, justice, and the American way," and even de-Americanized Captain America, it's no surprise that Wonder Woman is getting purged of patriotism.

Here's Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman in the 1970s series:

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Here's Adrianne Palicki in the new NBC remake:

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Out go the white stars on blue, a reference to the American flag. In their place we get more red stars than a Soviet May Day parade.

On a tip from BURNING HOT. Hat tip: JammieWearingFool.



March 23, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:58 PM

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Union worksite, on a tip from TED.



It's Hard to Be Humble

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:50 PM

Give him a break — when you're the Moonbat Messiah, it's hard to be humble:

On a tip from G. Fox.



Our Tax System Applied to Beer

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:30 PM

What if our progressive tax system were applied to nights out at the bar? It wouldn't work any better than it's working for the economy.

On a tip from Turkey Lurker.



Lib-ya Defined

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:06 PM

To keep abreast of current events, Urban Dictionary could use an entry for Lib-ya, as a companion to its entry for Dubya:

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Compliments of Wyatt's Torch.



Claire McCaskill Crashes and Burns

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:00 PM

Don't worry about Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO). If voters in the Show Me State show the good sense to show her the door in 2012, she can always work in Comrade Obama's tax cheat-laden cabinet — assuming national voters are willing to finish what they started in 2008 by slitting the other wrist. Her plane alone qualifies her:

Claire McCaskill's reputation took perhaps its biggest hit in her nearly five years in the U.S. Senate on Monday when she admitted that she hadn't paid personal property taxes on her private aircraft. This from a woman who once investigated tax scofflaws as Missouri's state auditor.
In a conference call with reporters [Monday], McCaskill described her failure to register the plane with the St. Louis County revenue department a "mistake" and said she had sent the county a check for $287,000 in back taxes covering the past four years.
But could it be that McCaskill's gesture only makes her seem more out of touch with the poor and working-class Missourians she represents?
One could make that assumption considering that the county has no idea how much it is actually owed for the plane's back taxes — which could be far less than the more than quarter-of-a-million dollars McCaskill forked over yesterday.

Once she gets caught cheating, McCaskill can afford to throw around such massive amounts of money because like most of our oligarchical collectivist rulers, she is extremely rich.

Supposedly not paying the taxes was a simple mistake. Yet she went to the trouble of registering the plane in Delaware, then moving it to Illinois, apparently to cheat her own state out of the money.

Confirming her suitability to work for the Obama Misadministration, the plane was used in the Moonbat Messiah's election campaign, although due to Democrat "transparency," it's hard to be sure how much.

One thing is clear: McCaskill billed the government after using the plane for purely political purposes, which is a violation of Senate ethics rules. Via Politico:

Here's Senator McCaskill in New York for a fundraiser, ignoring one of the taxpaying little people she billed for the use of her own plane:

Party's over, Maria McAntoinette. Next fall Missouri will stick a fork in this arrogant Obamunist kleptocrat.

On tips from G. Fox, Byron, and J.



Warmongers

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:49 AM

Not all warmongers get the same treatment:

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Compliments of Air2air.



Militant Anti-Walker Moonbattery Runs in Judicial Activist Maryann Sumi's Family

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:30 AM

There's one good thing about Wisconsin county circuit judge Maryann Sumi. The sheer arrogance of her attempt to thwart the state's legislative and executive branches on behalf of pathologically greedy public sector unions may be a jump the shark moment for the Democrat practice of using judicial tyranny to block laws that don't advance the liberal agenda. It turns out Sumi was obliged by ethics and common sense to recuse herself from the case, considering that her son Jake Sinderbrand is a union activist who works for the AFL-CIO and SEIU.

Freedom Eden investigated Jake's Facebook page. Here's his profile picture…

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…and here are a few samples of his writing (please excuse the language; he's a moonbat):

I wonder how this guy [Governor Walker] passed kindergarten math.
RIP middle class — Wisconsin has officially become the Tea Party's laboratory for plutocracy. This is the beginning of the end unless we can get these fuckers out of office. 299 days to recall; please do what you can to fight this travesty.
363 days and counting until McCarthy Jr. is recalled.

Strong views regarding Walker's attempt to save Wisconsin's economy from socialist implosion appear to run in the family. Obviously Sumi was not in a position to make an objective ruling.

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Sumi: unqualified to rule.

On a tip from the MaryHunter. Hat tip: Bunkerville.



Alternate Names for the Libyan Adventure

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:19 AM

Why ever did they choose the weirdly pretentious "Odyssey Dawn" when there are so many more appropriate names for the confused and objectiveless misadventure our farcical Commander in Chief bumbled into between Rio photo ops? Here are a few that have been floating around the Web:

10. Operation Nine Months in the Senate Didn't Prepare Me for This
9. Operation Organizing for Libya
8. Operation Double Standard
7. Operation FINE! I'll Do Something
6. Operation Enduring Narcissism
5. Operation So That's What the Red Button Does
4. Operation France Backed Me Into a Corner
3. Operation Start Without Me
2. Operation Unlike Bush Wars This One Is Justified Because Hey Look a Squirrel
1. Operation Aimless Fury
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Via Warning Signs, on a tip from Infidel Joe.



Hugo Chavez: Capitalism Ended Life on Mars

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:22 AM

No wonder Comrade Obama has essentially pulled the plug on NASA, reducing it to a propaganda ministry devoted to publicizing the ancient scientific achievements of Muslims. He just wanted to stop the genocide. His pal Hugo Chavez reveals that capitalism may have snuffed out life on Mars:

"I have always said, heard, that it would not be strange that there had been civilization on Mars, but maybe capitalism arrived there, imperialism arrived and finished off the planet," Chavez said in a speech on Tuesday.

So fellow commie Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) could have been right about that flag.

Economic freedom has also wreaked havoc closer to home:

The socialist president has been a fierce opponent of capitalism, and during his World Water Day speech, Chavez blamed capitalism for destroying Earth's water supplies as well.
"Here on planet Earth, where hundreds of years ago or less there were great forests, now there are deserts. Where there were rivers, there are deserts," Chavez said.

Apparently liberty makes water disappear. But thanks to Chavez, Obama, and others of their kind, it is now freedom that's evaporating, to the relief of any remaining Martians.

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Making the solar system safe from economic liberty.

On tips from J, Mark J, lonelypatriot, AC, and Smorfia48.



Casualties Mount From Obama's War on Oil Industry

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:10 AM

While Obama spends our money helping Brazil develop its oil industry, here's what he's doing to ours:

Joseph Mason, author of "The Economic Cost of a Moratorium on Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration to the Gulf Region," estimated that the new regional job losses due to the moratorium on offshore oil production in the Gulf region is now 13,000 — up from his original estimate of 8,000.
Mason also estimated the national job losses to have increased from 12,000 to 19,000; regional wage losses to be $800 million, up from $500 million; national wage losses to be $1.1 billion, up from $700 million; lost tax revenues on the state and local level to be $155 million, up from $100 million; and lost tax revenues on the national level to be $350 million, up from $200 million.

Mason's isn't a lone voice:

Last December, the consulting firm Wood Mackenzie conducted a study that projects that by 2015 associated job losses could reach 125,000 per year. According to the Obama administration statistics, 122,000 jobs have been lost as a result of the moratorium.

Are there still people who believe that — unlike the people he's always chosen to surround himself with — Obama means America well?

On a tip from G. Fox.



A Bully Gets a Smackdown

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:18 AM

What if a punk decided to fundamentally transform America, and pushed it just a little too far?

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Via iOwnTheWorld, on a tip from TED.



March 22, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:29 PM

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Via Hyscience.



Steve Lerner Reveals Plan to Further Destabilize US Economy

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:11 PM

If Obama's economic policy makes no sense to you at all, try listening to Steve Lerner — at least until recently of the SEIU and a frequent visitor to the White House. Here Lerner discusses plans to deliberately destabilize the American economy, creating untold havoc and misery to pave the way for totalitarian collectivism:

These people are Soviet-style communists of the kind our nuclear arsenal was developed to keep at bay. Their close allies now have control of the executive branch of the federal government.

It's scary to think Obama is as clueless and inept as he seems. It's terrifying to think that he isn't. Here he is pledging obeisance to Lerner's malignant SEIU:

Buckle up; we're in for a rough ride.

On a tip from Milton.



Vegetarian Goes Berserk Aboard Flight

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:25 PM

Sparks aren't all that fly when the gastronomically righteous aren't served to their satisfaction:

A 30-year-old vegetarian was so disgusted by the food she was served on a Newark-bound Continental Airlines flight yesterday that she threw the loaded tray at a flight attendant, sources said.
Things came to a boil somewhere between the Dominican Republic and Newark Airport after the passenger complained that her special meal didn't meet her culinary expectations.
"She said she was a vegetarian and she didn't like what she was being served," said an airline official. "So she threw the food tray — and the food — at the attendant."
Sources said the meal was not vegetarian and the woman did not like the way it was served to her.

The obnoxious moonbat would have liked her meal even less if I had prepared it for her.

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A memorable scene from What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

On a tip from Ianto.



New Sequel to Wag the Dog

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:07 PM

Comrade Obama's bumbling blindly into a third war without congressional approval or coherent objectives — apparently in a misguided attempt to prove he's a leader too, just like the Europeans he's following, and to distract us from the catastrophic government spending situation that this will only aggravate — has inspired a new sequel to Wag the Dog, this one featuring the many Democrats who have forgotten how outraged they would have been had Bush pulled something like this:

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Via Ace of Spades HQ, on a tip from BURNING HOT.



Packing Up for Texas

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:34 AM

Wisconsin Democrats trying to block the democratic process on behalf of the insatiably greedy public sector unions that own them aren't the last state senators to leave their state behind. While they saw fit to hide in the Land of Lincoln, others want out of it:

Roger Keats, a former Illinois state senator and Cook County Board president, is packing up and leaving the Land of Lincoln for good. The 62-year-old Keats was a good government reformer who helped clean up the rampant corruption in the Chicago-area courts uncovered by Operations Greylord and Gambat.
But now he's throwing in the towel, and he and his wife are heading for Texas. "I am tired of subsidizing crooks," Keats told the Wilmette Beacon.
In "Good Bye and Good Luck," a letter to all the friends and political supporters he's leaving behind after 60 years, Keats says he is leaving what he calls "the most corrupt big city...and most corrupt state in America" with "a heavy heart."

The corruption that characterizes Chicago's all-Democrat politics is only one of many problems moonbattery has created, as Keats observes:

"Illinois just sold still more bonds and our credit rating is so bad we pay higher interest rates than junk bonds! Junk Bonds! …
"Illinois is ranked 50th for fiscal policy; 47th in job creation; first in unfunded pension liabilities; second largest budget deficit; first in failing schools; first in bonded indebtedness; highest sales tax in the nation; most judges indicted; and five of our last nine elected governors have been indicted. That is more than the other 49 states added together!"

This is the swamp from which the liberal media recruited Barack Hussein Obama to run our country.

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Keats has had his fill of the politics marketed nationally as "Hope & Change."

On a tip from Byron.



Obama's Energy Policy: Outsource the Industry to Brazil

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:26 AM

Unfortunately it looks like Comrade Obama has been doing more down there in Rio than sipping fruity drinks out of coconut shells while he off-handedly commits us to a third simultaneous war. If you think outsourcing is bad now, wait until our post-American president is done exporting what's left of our energy sector:

Now, with a seven-year offshore drilling ban in effect off of both coasts, on Alaska's continental shelf and in much of the Gulf of Mexico — and a de facto moratorium covering the rest — Obama tells the Brazilians:
"We want to help you with the technology and support to develop these oil reserves safely. And when you're ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers."
Obama wants to develop Brazilian offshore oil to help the Brazilian economy create jobs for Brazilian workers while Americans are left unemployed in the face of skyrocketing energy prices by an administration that despises fossil fuels as a threat to the environment and wants to increase our dependency on foreign oil.
Obama said he chose Brazil to kick off his first-ever visit to South America in recognition of that country's ascendancy. He has also highlighted one of the reasons for America's decline — an energy policy that through the creation of an artificial shortage of fossil fuels makes prices "necessarily skyrocket" to foster his green energy agenda.

Fulfilling his "skyrocket" promise, Obama has locked up oil shale reserves in the West three times the size of Saudi Arabia's reserves of crude, and is stalling a pipeline that could provide us with 500,000 barrels of oil per day from Canada, with a byproduct of 13,000 immediate jobs. Then there's what he's done to the oil industry in the Gulf.

Fortunately he's getting at least a little pushback from normally supine Republicans:

Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) is questioning how the United States has benefited from a $2-billion loan the Export Import Bank of the United States made to a Brazilian oil company [Petrobras] for its offshore drilling operations.
How has that loan, made several years ago, helped U.S. companies, the senator asked in a March 17, 2011 letter to Fred Hochberg, president of the Export-Import Bank.
"I am sure you can understand the frustration Louisianans have with a $2 billion loan to produce energy offshore Brazil," Vitter wrote to Hochberg — especially given the "ongoing de facto moratorium" on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. …
"I would appreciate a full accounting for the return on investment the American taxpayer has received, and is anticipated to receive, on the $2 billion loan to this Brazilian petroleum company," Vitter wrote to Hochberg. "I want to understand why permitting domestically is nearly stalled, and if there is at least a return on this investment over the last year and a half for supporting production offshore Brazil."

Let's hope the letter gets forwarded down to Brazil, where Hochberg is currently schmoozing with Obama, along with a gaggle of crony capitalists that includes Government Electric's Jeffrey Immelt, who hopes to force us to pay through the nose for nearly useless but outrageously expensive wind power boondoggles.

If Vitter really wants answers, he ought to look into the fortunes that will be made by Obama backer and probable puppeteer George Soros at the expense of US taxpayers as our money is poured by the $billions into Petrobras, in which he is a major shareholder. Vitter might find that our Historic First Adolescent President should be charged with corruption, treason, and economic sabotage.

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If there were justice.

On tips from G. Fox and lunaticcringeradio.



Barry's Brackets

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:46 AM

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On a tip from TED.



George Monbiot Goes Sane on Nuclear Power

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:49 AM

Maybe radiation leaked from the Fukushima plant rode the air currents to the far side of the world, where it caused a mutation in George Monbiot's brain. It would be strange enough if he grew gills or an eye on his forehead, but this is downright bizarre. The ultra-left Guardian scribbler whose very name means moonbat is actually talking sense:

A crappy old plant with inadequate safety features was hit by a monster earthquake and a vast tsunami. The electricity supply failed, knocking out the cooling system. The reactors began to explode and melt down. The disaster exposed a familiar legacy of poor design and corner-cutting. Yet, as far as we know, no one has yet received a lethal dose of radiation.
Some greens have wildly exaggerated the dangers of radioactive pollution. For a clearer view, look at the graphic published by xkcd.com. It shows that the average total dose from the Three Mile Island disaster for someone living within 10 miles of the plant was one 625th of the maximum yearly amount permitted for US radiation workers. This, in turn, is half of the lowest one-year dose clearly linked to an increased cancer risk, which, in its turn, is one 80th of an invariably fatal exposure. I'm not proposing complacency here. I am proposing perspective.
If other forms of energy production caused no damage, these impacts would weigh more heavily. But energy is like medicine: if there are no side-effects, the chances are that it doesn't work.

Then there are renewables, which have side effects even though they don't work. Since what little energy they do produce has to be transported over vast distances, the impact on the environment is substantial.

Generating solar power in the UK involves a spectacular waste of scarce resources. It's hopelessly inefficient and poorly matched to the pattern of demand. Wind power in populated areas is largely worthless. … And how do we drive our textile mills, brick kilns, blast furnaces and electric railways - not to mention advanced industrial processes? Rooftop solar panels? The moment you consider the demands of the whole economy is the moment at which you fall out of love with local energy production. … Deep green energy production - decentralised, based on the products of the land - is far more damaging to humanity than nuclear meltdown.

Not even George Moonbat can help but conclude that nuclear power makes sense:

Yes, I would prefer to see the entire sector shut down, if there were harmless alternatives. But there are no ideal solutions. Every energy technology carries a cost; so does the absence of energy technologies. Atomic energy has just been subjected to one of the harshest of possible tests, and the impact on people and the planet has been small. The crisis at Fukushima has converted me to the cause of nuclear power.

Obviously a massive earthquake and tsunami are going to cause problems with any technology. After the last one, the earth-friendly grass hut technology of Indonesians presented some problems too. The long-term damage will be minimized if we learn from what happened at the Fukushima plant, instead of indulging in moonbat hysteria that could deprive us of what should be a primary source of energy.

On tips from Byron and Mark.



Book Proposal

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:28 AM

Maybe the erstwhile Moonbat Messiah could capture the old magic if he got together with his ghostwriter Bill Ayers for another collection of memoirs, now that he has some actual experience to draw upon. This might sell:

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Compliments of lunaticcringeradio.



NY Times Backs Down on Ghettoization of Books by Fox Authors

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:16 AM

Apparently the moonbats infesting the New York Times still dimly remember the concept of shame — but only if reminded.

Immediately after being called to account by Dick Morris on its devious politicization of the bestseller rankings, the Times announced it would move several conservative books onto the Nonfiction list where they belong. Originally the odious publication had dumped Revolt: How to Defeat Obama and Repeal His Socialist Programs by Morris, Simple Government by Mike Huckabee, and Win by Frank Luntz into the remainder bin labeled the Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous list.

"What do those authors have in common?" Morris complained. "Just one thing: Huckabee, Morris, and Luntz are all Fox News contributors."

One other thing they have in common: they do not advance the moonbat ideology institutionalized by the Slimes.

Here's why it matters that the Shady Gray Lady manipulates her list:

The politicization of the Times' list could have a profound impact on sales, Morris adds. Once the new list is published, many booksellers won't put "Revolt!" in prime retail positions with the other nonfiction best-sellers. Instead, Morris complains, they could be relegated to the shelves of self-help, marital advice, and diet books.

The bestseller list, like most everything else the sneering liberal elitists at the Times misconstrue as being fit to print, is not only politically biased, but fake:

Established in 1942, The New York Times Best-Sellers list employs a secretive methodology involving the survey of more than 3,000 bookstores and 20,000 retail outlets in order to come up with its weekly list of hot reads. … The system is far from perfect. Authors have had success in the past gaming the list by making concentrated purchases of their own books at select stores known to report to the Times.

Once again we see that the Times is a vestigial relic from a bygone age. Amazon's bestseller list is based not on moonbat politics and "secretive methodology," but on actual sales, and is therefore far more accurate.

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Morris says the shenanigans come down from Fox-hating Executive Editor Bill Keller.

On a tip from Scott.



March 21, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:57 PM

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Compliments of JustAl.



Whatever Happened to the Antiwar Movement?

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:39 PM

For the most part, it went sound to sleep upon the Ascension of the Moonbat Messiah:

Now that Obama has stumbled cluelessly into a third war with only the vaguest of objectives and no discernable exit strategy, we'll see how many Democrats remember the moral outrage foreign adventurism used to provoke in them.

On a tip from J.



Harry Reid: Tea Party Is Ending

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:25 PM

Remember, just before the surge that he opposed turned everything around, when Harry Reid declared of the war in Iraq, "This war is lost"? Now he says the Tea Party is petering out:

Guess again, you corrupt collectivist creep. The Tea Party has only just begun.

Hat tip: Conservative Blogs Central.



Hypocrisy Is Not Change We Can Believe In

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:17 PM

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Compliments of Zappatrust.

Who do you suppose said this in 2007:

"The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation."

If you guessed Barack Hussein Obama, congratulations, you win a commemorative Commander in Chief Chia Pet.

Called to account by a kook named Kucinich.

On a tip from J. Hat tips: Weasel Zippers, the Blaze.



Moonbats Threaten to Dump Garbage on Scott Walker's Lawn

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:12 PM

Kudos to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker for understanding that his state does not have money to waste on economically nonsensical recycling programs that accomplish nothing other than to allow moonbats to wallow in smug delusions of enviro-righteousness. His liberal opponents are reacting with the class we have come to expect:

People protesting the recycling portion of the budget bill were planning to dump garbage on the lawn of the Governor's mansion.

Not only will municipalities no longer be required to run recycling programs under the new budget, but funding will be cut for those that aren't abandoned as an expensive waste of time.

During hard times, taxpayers are bound to wonder why they are forced to pay for frivolous feel-good enterprises. Fortunately there is at least one politician who wonders too. If liberals actually believe municipal recycling accomplishes something, maybe they could donate funds out of their own pockets instead of other people's.

To judge by the emails Walker's office has received rather than by the socialist media's spin, 62% support Walker's budget. Only 32% oppose it. But of course that doesn't represent the many polar bears whose lives have been enriched by publicly financed recycling boondoggles.

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If Walker doesn't watch it, his lawn could look like DC after Obama's coronation.

On tips from J.



Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:07 AM

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Compliments of Jim Lavery.



US Taxpayer Money to Be Showered Upon Anti-American BBC

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:00 AM

What could be worse than Big Government financing snobby left-wing propaganda services like NPR and PBS with money forcibly extracted from American taxpayers? Only one thing: using our money to finance snobby left-wing propaganda services in other countries:

The BBC World Service is to receive a "significant" sum of money from the US government to help combat the blocking of TV and internet services in countries including Iran and China.

Combating censorship is wonderful, but in light of the virulently anti-American moonbattery that characterizes the BBC, this isn't far different from throwing our money at Al-Jazeera. Appallingly if unsurprisingly, our rulers do that too.

American taxpayers will be forced to shoulder a burden British taxpayers have been shrugging off:

The US government money comes as the World Service faces a 16% cut in its annual grant from the Foreign Office — a £46m reduction in its £236.7m budget over three years that will lead to about 650 job cuts.

Meanwhile, Comrade Obama has been pinching shut Voice of America's air hose. Apparently VOA is too pro-USA to put the proper spin on events for the international audience.

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Yet another hostile recipient of your money.

On a tip from G. Fox.



Abortion Advocate Throws Firebomb at Elderly Woman at Prayer Vigil

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:46 AM

Abortion advocates must have been exposed to the surveyor symbols on Sarah Palin's infamous map, because they are getting violent:

A homemade incendiary device was thrown at one of the participants of the 40 Days for Life pro-life prayer vigil at an abortion business in Kalispell, Montana on Thursday night.
The woman walked on the public sidewalk near the abortion business when an unidentified person threw the device — akin to a "Molotov cocktail" — in her direction. The woman did not see either the firebomb nor the assailant. It exploded on the sidewalk behind her, making a loud popping noise like a big firecracker as it burst into flame. Fortunately, the woman was not hurt in the incident.

If you have no problem with inconvenient babies being butchered by the millions, chances are throwing a firebomb at an old lady won't cost you any sleep.

As usual with pro-life protests, authorities weren't much help:

After a lengthy delay, a Kalispell police officer arrived. However, according to officials with the Thomas More Society, a pro-life legal group that is helping the participants, instead of inspecting the bomb debris or calling evidence technicians to the scene, the officer remarked that police could never get prints or other evidence from the bomb's remains and said he would call the city's garbage service to dispose of all the debris.
The officer then said that the 40 Days prayer vigil participants should expect this kind of reaction if they're protesting at the abortion business. Questioning Officer Hoover's assessment of the attack, [prayer vigil coordinator Karen] Trierweiler called the Kalispell desk sergeant to complain, where she was unable to get further assistance.

Tom Brejcha of the Thomas More Society has taken the case to the FBI:

"We intend to file disciplinary complaints against both the officer who came to the crime scene and the desk sergeant whose tepid, indifferent, and grossly unprofessional response to this blatant act of domestic terrorism shows them both unfit to wear a police uniform and at best deserving of severe disciplinary action. We expect much better from the FBI and we will pursue the matter to the very highest levels of the U.S. Department of Justice if this case is not investigated promptly and vigorously and — once the assailant is identified and apprehended — prosecuted to the hilt," he continued.

The Department of Justice? They've got an eye witness to the crime, but it will take much more than that to get Obama's hyper-politicized DOJ to lift a finger against its ideological allies. Just ask the New Black Panthers.

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Pro-death moonbats find a way to get their point across.

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



Gaddafi Forgives Obama for Throwing Him Under the Bus

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:06 AM

To prop up a deteriorating public image, Barack Hussein Obama has been forced to throw yet another ally under the bus. But Muammar Gaddafi, a friend of the anti-American clique that produced the Manchurian Moonbat, forgives the treachery.

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi sent a message to the US President defending his decision to attack the rebels fighting to overthrow him. … Trying to strike a personal note, Gaddafi prefaced his letter saying, "To our son, his excellency, Mr Barack Hussein Obama. I have said to you before, that even if Libya and the United States of America enter into a war, god forbid, you will always remain a son. Your picture will not be changed."

Letters to Sarkozy and Cameron, whose lead Comrade Obama belatedly followed in attacking Libya, and even to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moonbat were notably less warm.

Whether Louis Farrakhan will forgive Comrade Obama for this latest betrayal of a member of their gang remains to be seen. Rages Calypso Louie:

"I warn my brother do you let these wicked demons move you in a direction that will absolutely ruin your future with your people in Africa and throughout the world… Why don't you organize a group of respected Americans and ask for a meeting with Qaddafi, you can't order him to step down and get out, who the hell do you think you are?"

Careful, Farrakhan. If Jeremiah Wright and Muammar Gaddafi can go under the bus, so can you.

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The bonds of friendship will endure.

On tips from Lyle, Oiao, G. Fox, Lee, and BURNING HOT.



DOJ Won't Defend White Male Bullying Victims

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:12 AM

Comrade Obama has made schoolyard bullying a federal issue. But under his Injustice Department, white males who do not profess to be Muslim or homosexual need not apply for government protection.

DOJ will only investigate bullying cases if the victim is considered protected under the 1964 Civil Rights legislation. In essence, only discrimination against a victim's race, sex, national origin, disability, or religion will be considered by DOJ. The overweight straight white male who is verbally and/or physically harassed because of his size can consider himself invisible to the Justice Department.

Considering the DOJ's policy of refusing to prosecute civil rights violations if the victim is Caucasian, it looks like white kids in general are out of luck — although exceptions would certainly be made in cases that allowed the Administration to defend Islam or promote homosexuality.

Rather than expect any help from the racist ideologues running the system, victims of bullying unlucky enough not to qualify as "oppressed" are left to follow Casey Heynes's inspiring example — even if it gets them suspended.

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On tips from Stormfax, G. Fox, and J.



March 20, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:04 PM

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Compliments of Nobarack08.



Portland Commies Call for Violent Overthrow of USA

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:10 PM

Get ready to wash out your ears after listening to the obscenity-laced moonbattery barked at an International Socialists Organization rally at Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland, Oregon earlier this month.

A commie creepazoid calls for violence:

Lawlessness prevails as security is shouted down by a socialist mob equipped with bongo drums:

A moonbat calls for "elves in the night" — i.e., domestic terrorism from Earth Liberation Front types:

These freaks itch not only with lice but with eagerness to inflict on America exactly what Lenin, Stalin, et al. inflicted on Russia. All they need is for the old order to collapse — which will happen soon if Obama's spending is not sharply curtailed.

On tips from Crazy?



Muslim Student Association Pledge of Allegiance

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:50 PM

When our Muslim enemy within pledges allegiance, it isn't to our flag and the republic for which it stands — as demonstrated by Amir Abdel Malik at a Muslim Student Association conference at UCLA this year:

As pointed out in the video, Malik's pledge draws heavily from the Muslim Brotherhood's credo:

Allah is our objective. The prophet is our leader. Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.

Integrating this ideology with any Western conception of civilized behavior just isn't going to happen.

Hat tips: Jihad Watch, Jawa Report. On tips from G. Fox and Oiao.



Obama Launches Third War While Goofing Off in Rio

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:55 AM

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Compliments of Zappatrust.

You would have thought the one advantage of having the hippies' choice for president would be that at least he would not bog us down in any more wars. But now our sick joke of a Commander in Chief has attempted to deflect criticism of his lack of leadership by effectively declaring war on Libya.

Despite convincing his supporters that he would quickly get us out of Iraq and Afghanistan, those wars continue, prolonged by absurd rules of engagement. Now we've got another front. Meanwhile, we can't even protect our elected officials from mobs of Mexican colonists because the purpose of our military — to protect America from invasion — goes unfulfilled.

Gaddafi should have been taken out after Lockerbie. But since then he has become less of a threat to us than the Muslim Brotherhood types likely to replace him. If we are going into this to advance American interests and we can afford to pay for it, fine. If it's because President Urkel wants to keep up with Sarkozy for the sake of his public image, and no attempt will be made to ensure a pro-American Libya, then getting bogged down there is yet another expensive mistake.

Libya does have oil. But then, so do we — oceans of it. If only our government would let us drill it.



President Transparency Has a Chat With Sarah Palin

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:02 AM

Unfortunately Saracuda misses this opportunity to ask the Manchurian Moonbat why he abruptly canceled an appearance at which he was to receive a Sunshine Award for his devotion to transparency:

Jack Cahill has details on Obama's mysterious Connecticut Social Security number. Using a fake SS# is a felony.

On a tip from Stormfax.



March 19, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:52 PM

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The Community Organizer in Chief sized up, compliments of Air2air. Click for full size.



Suspended for Standing Up to a Bully

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:09 PM

The world cheered when this video of an Australian kid named Casey Heynes finally standing up to a bully went viral:

How did educrats respond? By punishing both attacker and attacked with equal suspensions in yet another example of the absurd moral relativism that fills the void where moral reasoning would be, were moonbats capable of it.

On a tip from BURNING HOT.



Chicago Commies and Reconquistadors Unite Against America

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:48 PM

America is in so much trouble because those who want to destroy it are united — as could be seen at a moonbat rally at Daley Plaza in Chicago last week, featuring a communist in a terrorist kaffiyeh denouncing the USA on behalf of the Mexican colonists who have already effectively annexed parts of the country on behalf of the Third World:

Via Rebel Pundit, on a tip from Infidel Joe. Hat tip: Theo Spark.



Beelzebama Boiled Down to One Word

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:09 AM

The word is…

Spending is fun when the money isn't yours.

On a tip from Hail the Amberlamps!



Reconquistadors Mob Arizona Attorney General

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:51 AM

How could you expect another country's dregs that are in the USA illegally to behave like lawful citizens? Here a mob of undocumented Democrats descends upon Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne at the state capitol:

If you ever need to visit the emergency room in Phoenix, you'll wait in line behind this same crowd, there for their free healthcare compliments of the racist gringos.

As you can see, no police were to be found, leave alone ICE agents.

Unless we want to subsist under rule by left-wing mob, we need to turn back the surging hordes of moonbats sharply — in Wisconsin, in Arizona, and everywhere else.

Via Free Republic, on a tip from Oiao.



March 18, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:08 PM

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Andrea Mitchell Explains Why NPR Should Be Funded With Your Money

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:14 PM

Andrea Mitchell delves down to a new depth of absurdity in her attempts to justify stealing money from taxpayers to finance the snooty liberal elite propaganda service NPR. If it weren't for public broadcasting, the put-upon residents of Indian reservations would have no access to the news. What's more, the very rural rednecks effete NPR execs sneer at would be left with no source of information.

The preposterous Ms. Mitchell has crossed a line, from personification to parody of a clueless liberal media nomenklatura so insolated within their echo chamber of jejune ideology that they can't hear the rest of the world guffawing at them. Laura Ingraham takes a swing at this human piñata:

On a tip from G. Fox.



Pakistani Actress Veena Malik Stands Up to Islamists

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:33 PM

Islamic scholar Mufti Abdul Qavi wasn't too happy when Pakistani actress Veena Malik appeared on the Indian TV show Big Boss. He must have been even less happy after she eviscerated him on Pakistani TV:

How dare this sanctimonious garden gnome judge her when "There are Islamic clerics who rape the children they teach in their mosques?"

If only the dhimmis running our government and media had that sort of basic moral clarity on the topic of Islam.

Hopefully Miss Malik has made arrangements to go back to India and stay there. Standing up to the Religion of Peace in a country it has conquered is no way to get a discount on your life insurance.

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If anyone belongs in a burka, it isn't Veena Malik.

Hat tip: Bare Naked Islam, on a tip from Smorfia48.



Government Motors Guilty of Fraud on Chevy Volt

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:18 PM

The heavily taxpayer-subsidized Government Motors Volt isn't just an extravagantly expensive lemon, but a fraud. The $7,500 Big Government will give to anyone ideologically unhinged enough to buy one is based on the lie that it is an all-electric vehicle. Actually the Volt is a hybrid, and in many situations will burn through more gasoline than a roomier and much cheaper Honda Accord.

Despite the generous government bribes, few are buying this rolling joke:

Volt sales are anemic: 326 in December, 321 in January, and 281 in February. GM announced a production run of 100,000 in the first two years. Who is going to buy all these cars?

Here's who:

Recently, President Obama selected General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt to chair his Economic Advisory Board. GE is awash in windmills waiting to be subsidized so they can provide unreliable, expensive power.
Consequently, and soon after his appointment, Immelt announced that GE will buy 50,000 Volts in the next two years, or half the total produced. Assuming the corporation qualifies for the same tax credit, we (you and me) just shelled out $375,000,000 to a company to buy cars that no one else wants so that GM will not tank and produce even more cars that no one wants. And this guy is the chair of Obama's Economic Advisory Board?

Obamanomics is greenwashed crony capitalism taken to the last extreme of corruption. It's amazing what you can get away with if you've got the media on your side.

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Not the kind of people you want to buy a car from.

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Dems Field Phony Tea Party Candidates

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:39 AM

When the liberal dream of right-wing violence failed to come true, the media invented it by ascribing outlandishly unsubstantiated conservative motives to the killing spree by pot-smoking leftist Jared Loughner. The fantasy of a Tea Party Party that will split the anticommunist vote, assuring total power for Democrats, isn't becoming real either. So liberals have tried to invent that too. From Pontiac, Michigan:

Two former high-ranking members of the Oakland County Democratic Party are facing various election corruption charges in a bogus tea party scheme, Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper and County Sheriff Michael Bouchard announced Wednesday.
Former Democratic Party Chairman Michael McGuinness and ex-operations director Jason Bauer, both of Waterford Township, were arraigned Wednesday before Oakland Circuit Judge James Alexander.
They face charges related to Independent Tea Party filings, false affidavits and forged documents that occurred between July 23 and July 26 last year. …
Bouchard said 23 questionable election filings across Michigan — eight of them in Oakland County — involved an effort to create the illusion of an Independent Tea Party and its candidates on November's ballot.
The goal was to woo away voters in local elections who might otherwise vote for other candidates, presumably Republicans, authorities allege.

People were put up for political office without even knowing about it. The scandal could go higher:

Bouchard said the investigation of possible election corruption is continuing and included an unnamed "party leader in Lansing."

Dems shouldn't be so impatient. If noodle-spined Republicans continue to flounder ineffectually in the face of Cloward-Piven collapse, a third party might become reality. It would be a disaster, but no more of a disaster than electing Republicans who betray their constituents by failing to stop the spending and expansion of government. Hopefully this can be avoided in favor of the best possible outcome: patriots taking over the GOP from within the way socialists did with the Democrat Party.

In the meantime, watch for a Reichstag fire ploy. Since leftists failed to pass off Loughner as a new Timothy McVeigh, they might resort to creating one from scratch. The lunacy in Wisconsin proves there is no shortage of potential triggermen in their ranks.

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Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:02 AM

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HuffPo's Lee Stranahan Fed Up With Media Ignoring Wisconsin Death Threats

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:59 AM

Even a HuffPo moonbat has started to wake up and smell the rancid roadkill that is the liberal establishment media. Its astonishingly hypocritical and irresponsible refusal to report death threats by pro-union leftists in Wisconsin may have been the outrage that shook the scales from Lee Stranahan's eyes:

Try to set aside whatever biases or preconceptions you might have for a moment and ask yourself why death threats against politicians aren't considered national news, especially in the wake of the all too fresh shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and other bystanders. And there hasn't just been one death threat, but a number of them.
Here's an example and it's real. According to Wisconsin State Department of Justice, authorities have found a suspect who admitted to sending the following email:
"I want to make this perfectly clear. Because of your actions today and in the past couple of weeks I and the group of people that are working with me have decided that we've had enough. We feel that you and your republican dictators have to die. This is how it's going to happen: I as well as many others know where you and your family live, it's a matter of public records. We have all planned to assult you by arriving at your house and putting a nice little bullet in your head. However, this isn't enough. We also have decided that this may not be enough to send the message. So we have built several bombs that we have placed in various locations around the areas in which we know that you frequent. This includes, your house, your car, the state capitol, and well I won't tell you all of them because that's just no fun. Since we know that you are not smart enough to figure out why this is happening to you we have decided to make it perfectly clear to you. If you and your goonies feel that it's necessary to strip the rights of 300,000 people and ruin their lives, making them unable to feed, clothe, and provide the necessities to their families and themselves then We will "get rid of" (in which I mean kill) the 8 of you. Please understand that this does not include the heroic Senator that risked everything to go aganist what you and your goonies wanted him to do. The 8 includes the 7 senators and the dictator. We feel that it's worth our lives becasue we would be saving the lives of 300,000 people. Please make your peace with God as soon as possible and say goodbye to your loved ones we will not wait any longer. Goodbye ASSHOLE!!!!"
After the Giffords shooting, authorities have to take this sort of threat seriously. The media should too, even if the disturbed person who sent that email was motivated by exactly the kind of rhetoric that's been used by many liberals against GOP officials over and over again during the Madison protests. And there are more threats floating around the internet, in varying degrees of scary and credible.
If you read liberal blogs, you might have heard of some of these threats. Indirectly, anyway. Sarah Palin said the rhetoric should be toned down. The threats themselves were ignored and Palin was mocked.
On the other hand, if you read conservative blogs or listen to conservative media, you know all about these threats because people like Bill O'Reilly and Rush Limbaugh and websites like Newsbusters and BigJournalism have not only been talking about the death threats for days now but they've been talking about the mainstream and liberal media ignoring the threats for days.
Ignoring the story of these threats is deeply, fundamentally wrong. It's bad, biased journalism that will lead to no possible good outcome and progressives should be leading the charge against it.

Actually, it will lead to one good outcome: the final demise of the cancer euphemistically called the "mainstream" media. Even liberals can't help but notice that the establishment media has only one purpose: to push American politics as far to the authoritarian left as possible. The ideologues running its main bastions (NY Times, WaPo, PBS, NPR, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, AP) are encumbered by no principles whatsoever, journalistic or moral.

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Plug Pulled on Barack Obama School

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:49 AM

How's this for symbolism:

The century-old Bangs Avenue School … renamed for President Barack Obama just a year ago … will be closed as a neighborhood school this summer…

The Barack H. Obama Elementary School is in the Asbury Park school system, which has been taken over by the state of New Jersey due to gross managerial incompetence. Bureaucrats have attempted to reverse underachievement by pouring in oceans of taxpayer money. The cost per pupil for substandard public education there is a staggering $35,748 per year. The performance tax slaves receive in return:

Not a single kid in the high school scored in the advanced category on the high school proficiency test. About 72 percent were "partially" proficient in the verbal category, which is a nice way of saying they can't read. About 86 percent were partially proficient in math…

They knew what they were doing when they named an Asbury Park school after the Moonbat Messiah. If only it were as easy to pull the plug on his disastrous farce of a presidency.

Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm.

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Wind Farms Kill Whales

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:50 AM

To the long list of reasons to put an immediate end to windmill boondoggles we can add that the hideous, noisy, expensive, and inefficient monstrosities kill whales:

According to researchers at the University of St Andrews, the sound of offshore wind farms is likely to mess with the whales' sensitive sonar systems and drive them ashore, where they get stuck on beaches and die.
Has anyone else noticed the gentle irony here? Well, let me explain with the help of my magic sledgehammer: save possibly the polar bear and the mighty snail darter there is no creature on the planet more totemic of green values than the whale. Saving whales is what greens do. Or rather what they used to do in the days when greens were actually interested in caring for the environment instead of, say, trying to destroy the capitalist system. But now, here they are actively promoting a form of renewable energy which in the process of producing next to no energy very expensively also does the most stupendous damage to the environment and the eco-system.

Too bad about the whales, but you can't make an omelet without breaking some eggs. It should be obvious by now that the primary concern of modern environmentalists is not the whales or even the environment, but destroying wealth and freedom in the name of an ideology so sick that if it showed its true face people would scream in horror.

Even old-style environmentalists — who were motivated by love of nature rather than hatred of humanity — have been catching on. Greenpeace cofounder Patrick Moore:

"Since I left Greenpeace, its members, and the majority of the movement have adopted policy after policy that reflects their antihuman bias, illustrates their rejection of science and technology and actually increases the risk of harm to people and the environment. They oppose forestry even though it provides our most abundant renewable resource. They have zero tolerance for genetically modified food crops, even though this technology reduces pesticide use and improves nutrition for people who suffer from malnutrition. They continue to oppose nuclear energy, even though it is the best technology to replace fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. They campaign against hydroelectric projects despite the fact that hydro is by far the most abundant renewable source of electricity. And they support the vicious and misguided campaign against salmon farming, an industry that produces more than a million tons of heart-friendly food every year."

As for windmills,

"How can windmills be green when they require five times as much steel and concrete per unit of power produced compared to nuclear plants and when they occupy vast areas of land?"

Silly question. Windmills are green because they are inefficient, just like biofuel and Chevy Volts.

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Killed by enviro-moonbats?

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A Presidency in Pictures

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:09 AM

As it all begins to circle the drain…

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Via Sad Hill News.



March 17, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:09 PM

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Jeremiah Wright Still Churning Out Obama's Ideology

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:19 PM

Anyone who doesn't understand what Barack Hussein Obama is doing to our country needs look no farther for an explanation than Jeremiah Wright, his long-time spiritual mentor and probably the most profound influence on his point of view after Communist Party USA member Frank Marshall Davis. Here Reverend Wrong gloats that America will be rebuked by God, condemns support for Israel, advocates allowing the terrorist mullahs of Iran to acquire nuclear weapons, sneers at the Tea Party, and denounces economic freedom as a "demon":

No one who could sit through an entire sermon by this evil freak and then come back for seconds is qualified for a position of responsibility. Obama scarfed this stuff down for two decades.

Via the Blaze, on tips from AC and Milton.



Happy St. Patrick's Day

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:11 PM

Careful — you'll drown if you don't drink more responsibly than Big Government spends:

On a tip from Kate.



This Is What Orwellian Democracy Looks Like

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:10 PM

What does democracy look like in liberal upside-down world, where everything is the opposite of what it's called? When Wisconsin patriots tried to get signatures to recall the obviously unfit Democrat state senators who tried to block the democratic process by hiding out in another state, it looked downright ugly:

The story:

The petition rally was originally scheduled at a local Merrill restaurant but was relocated after the proprietors received many phone calls and felt they needed to back out. The committee then set up in front of the Lincoln County Courthouse to offer citizens an opportunity to sign their names to the petition. Over 1,000 calls had been sent out the previous day notifying area residents of the petition rally.
Upon arrival, members of the recall committee were encircled by union protesters carrying signs and a leader with a mega phone who began chanting and ranting loudly. They packed in tightly around the petition collection table so as to prevent those attempting to sign from doing so. At one point, a pro union protester, pretending to be interested in signing the petition, wrote profanity across a partially collected petition form, than began ripping up the completed petitions that were in close proximity.
The policemen who were there, and who were standing in close proximity to these events as they unfolded, did nothing to assist those collecting the petitions as they were being destroyed, despite such an action being a Felony under Wisconsin law. Police also did nothing to clear the walk way for citizens that wanted to sign the petitions. Recall Committee members received many phone calls the following day from Merill area citizens who stated that they showed up to sign the petition, but were too afraid to get out of their vehicles and approach the recall table.

Why would police sacrifice public safety rather than do their jobs? Maybe because they belong to public sector unions too. Count this among the many excellent reasons even a lib like FDR would oppose public sector unions.

Not Obama though. The shenanigans in Wisconsin are right up the alley of a guy whose only real work experience is as a community organizer — i.e., radical left rabble-rouser. Unsurprisingly, his outfit Organizing for America has been involved behind the scenes. It's all part of the Manchurian Moonbat's "deep commitment to an open and transparent government."

On a tip from Henry. Hat tip: Legal Insurrection.



Illegal Aliens Vote in New Mexico With Government Help

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:38 PM

I'll bet liberals never guessed this would happen. Give illegal aliens US drivers licenses, and they will illegally vote in our elections:

Dozens of foreign nationals fraudulently voted in New Mexico elections, the state's top elections official said after reviewing the state's voter registration rolls and a list of the thousands of foreign nationals who have been issued driver's licenses under a controversial state law.
Secretary of State Dianna Duran issued a statement Tuesday evening that provided details of her office's findings after two days of cross-checking the databases.
The office matched 117 voter registrations to names and dates of birth in the database of foreign national license holders. All 117 have Social Security numbers on their voter registrations that do not match their names, and at least 37 of those individuals have voted in New Mexico elections.
Duran, a former state senator and county clerk, said New Mexico has had close elections in which some officials have won or lost by a handful of votes.
"I know New Mexicans will agree that even one illegal vote is one too many," she said.

Or at least New Mexican Republicans will agree to this. Democrats are another matter. These foreigners are not tourists from Europe or Japan but part of the flood of illegal aliens that Dems have been cultivating as a new underclass they can farm for votes.

Under a 2003 law, more than 80,000 driver's licenses have gone to foreign nationals. The state says it doesn't know how many of those went to illegal immigrants because it doesn't ask the immigration status of license applicants.

Given the state of affairs in New Mexico, which has been succumbing to a demographic war of conquest, it would be safe to assume virtually all of them are illegal immigrants. But a solution is coming down the pike; as soon as they think they can pull it off without setting off a revolt, DC bureaucrats will wave a wand and make all of them legal.

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How to Top the Irony of a Transparency Award to the Manchurian Moonbat

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:56 AM

In the great tradition of Orwellianism that gave us a NAMBLA-associated pervert as Safe Schools Czar, yesterday the notoriously secretive Barack Hussein Obama was to accept a Sunshine Award in honor of his clearly nonexistent "deep commitment to an open and transparent government." But the event was postponed; us little people don't need to know why:

…reporters were told the event was postponed "due to changes to the President's schedule." No other reason was given.

This was to be the only Obama event of the day that was not closed to the press.

Meanwhile:

The Homeland Security Department demoted a senior career employee who confidentially complained to the inspector general that political appointees were improperly interfering with requests for federal records by journalists and watchdog groups.
The new Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee investigating those practices told the Obama administration that the decision "appeared to be an act of retaliation" and warned, "Obstructing a congressional investigation is a crime."

Maybe, but it won't stand in the way of a Sunshine Award.

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Big Government Mandates Defective Washing Machines

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:48 AM

There is no part of your life statist liberals will not intrude upon and diminish — not even your washing machine:

In 1996, top-loaders were pretty much the only type of washer around, and they were uniformly high quality. When Consumer Reports tested 18 models, 13 were "excellent" and five were "very good." By 2007, though, not one was excellent and seven out of 21 were "fair" or "poor." This month came the death knell: Consumer Reports simply dismissed all conventional top-loaders as "often mediocre or worse."

What happened to them? Federal energy efficiency mandates prevent them from working properly, by limiting water use and eliminating agitator function. Apparently bureauweenies think they should do all the agitating.

Efficiency standards for washing machines aren't as well-known as those for light bulbs, which will effectively prohibit 100-watt incandescent bulbs next year. Nor are they the butt of jokes as low-flow toilets are. But in their quiet destruction of a highly affordable, perfectly satisfactory appliance, washer standards demonstrate the harmfulness of the ever-growing body of efficiency mandates.

Our rulers want us to use less effective front-loaders instead:

Front-loaders meet federal standards more easily than top-loaders. Because they don't fully immerse their laundry loads, they use less hot water and therefore less energy. But, as Americans are increasingly learning, front-loaders are expensive, often have mold problems, and don't let you toss in a wayward sock after they've started.
When the Department of Energy began raising the standard, it promised that "consumers will have the same range of clothes washers as they have today," and cleaning ability wouldn't be changed. That's not how it turned out.
In 2007, after the more stringent rules had kicked in, Consumer Reports noted that some top-loaders were leaving its test swatches "nearly as dirty as they were before washing." "For the first time in years," CR said, "we can't call any washer a Best Buy." Contrast that with the magazine's 1996 report that, "given warm enough water and a good detergent, any washing machine will get clothes clean." …
[E]ven though these newer types of washers cost about twice as much as conventional top-loaders, overall they didn't clean as well as the 1996 models.

That's liberal "progress" in a nutshell: everything gets worse and costs more due to government decree.

The bad situation will continue to deteriorate, thanks to the familiar alliance of power-mad bureaucrats, insatiable enviro-fascists, and corrupt crony capitalists:

On March 10, the Senate Energy Committee held hearings on a bill to make efficiency standards even more stringent. The bill claims to implement "national consensus appliance agreements," but those in this consensus are the usual suspects: politicians pushing feel-good generalities, bureaucrats seeking expanded powers, environmentalists with little regard for American pocketbooks, and industries that stand to profit from a de facto ban on low-priced appliances.

Could even a liberal be clueless enough to think the polar bears and delta smelt will live richer lives because we have to run our clothes through the wash three times to get them clean? Only a few. Orwell said the point of oligarchical collectivism is a boot stamping on a human face. The only difference in a soft tyranny like ours is that the boot has been replaced by a sanctimonious bureaucrat's loafer.

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Next our moonbat rulers will impose these.

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After that, they will impose these.

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Lawrence O'Donnell on Ignorance

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:36 AM

If there is one area where admitted socialist Lawrence O'Donnell would have any clue what he's barking about, it would be ignorance. Yet even on this topic, Queef Olbermann's stand-in proves to be a fatuous know-nothing.

Liberals fear the fiery countermoonbat Michele Bachmann, so O'Donnell et al. are waging a propaganda war to destroy her reputation. He can find only one explanation for her election to Congress: voters in her district are ignorant. That is to say, they are Caucasian. An actual quote:

"What makes those voters so ignorant? Well, for starters, they are whiter than the average district."

At the intellectual playschool that constitutes MSNBC's audience, watching a white guy proclaim that white people are inherently ignorant probably doesn't even register on the absurdity meter. The important thing is that O'Donnell despises Caucasians, therefore he's not racist.

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So it is possible to go downhill from Keith Olbermann.

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What Health Crisis?

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:36 AM

Due to the health crisis in America, Big Government has been forced to seize control of the entire healthcare industry under ObamaCare, and the Bride of Obama has spearheaded federal initiatives to alter our eating habits. But what's this?

The U.S. life expectancy has just hit a record high — rising to just over 78 years, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Wednesday. … More good news: The infant mortality rate hit a record low of 6.42 deaths per 1,000 live births…

That is, the alleged problem doesn't exist. But by spending enough money, Washington will fix it until it does.

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How to Tell if You're a Member of a Public Sector Union

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:12 AM

Watching the Bolshevik antics taking place in Madison and elsewhere, you might find yourself wondering if you too could be a member of a public sector union. The Daily Caller lists 10 symptoms that will help you diagnose yourself, including:

On a snow day when they say "non-essential" people should stay home you know who they mean.
You get paid twice as much as a private sector person doing the same job but make up the difference by doing half as much work.
The worse you do your job, the more your boss avoids you.
You know by having a copy of the Holy Koran on your desk your job is 100% safe.
You pay more in union dues than you do for your healthcare insurance.

Here's another symptom: you think voting for Democrats makes some kind of sense, at least in the short term.

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March 16, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:13 PM

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Via Free Republic, with thanks to dead. On a tip from Wiggins.



Madison Commies Sound Off

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:57 PM

Communists lay waste to the notion that the ideology that has been on such obnoxious display in Madison and elsewhere could possibly be reconciled with the American commitment to individual liberty:

You've got to love the capitalist transaction at the end.

Unbeknownst to these freaks, a century has slipped past since their Marxism-based depiction of reality had any relevance whatsoever. The classes at war in modern America aren't the bourgeoisie and the proletariat; they are the overpaid and largely useless parasites who work for Big Government and the tax slaves who support them.

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What Really Caused the Tsunami

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:31 PM

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Do Your Part to Resist United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:14 PM

Do you think the socialist dictators, Muslims, moonbats, and other assorted thugs, kooks, and degenerates infesting the United Nations could do a better job of raising your children than you can? Do you think their authoritarian dictates should trump America's Constitution? Do you think Democrats should be allowed to use international treaties to effect a back-door repeal of the Second Amendment as a prelude to transitioning from soft tyranny to hard tyranny? Then by all means don't waste a whole minute letting your Senators know that We the People will not take kindly to Barack Hussein Obama being allowed to ram through the cuddly sounding but oppressive United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

President Obama could present the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) to the senate for ratification soon. If ratified, the CRC would have the power to sweep away local, state and even federal laws that protect your parental rights. The CRC would effectively allow the United Nations to dictate to American citizens how they can raise their own children. SR 99 is a resolution that would prevent the CRC from even being introduced in the senate for consideration. All we need are 34 senators to co-sponsor the resolution to demonstrate that President Obama does not have the 67 votes needed to ratify the CRC.

Register your opposition to UN control of your family and your country here.

It's not dead yet. More info at Parentalrights.org.

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EPA's Own Numbers Prove Obama's Backdoor Cap & Tax Is Absurd

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:27 PM

When it comes to the draconian measures our collectivist rulers would like to impose to combat the phantom menace of global warming, not even moonbat math can make the numbers add up to anything sensible.

New calculations applied to a U.S. Senate report reveal the Environmental Protection Agency's plan to combat global warming through regulation of greenhouse gases would theoretically take over $700 trillion, seven times the world's gross production, to drop the earth's temperature only 1 degree Celsius.
The report released last year by Sen. James Ihnofe, R-Okla., then-ranking minority member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, quotes the EPA's own stats and experts to break down the numbers, including one researcher who called the Obama administration's plan "absurd."

But it's only absurd if the goal is to change the climate. Few moonbats could be clueless enough to believe their hollow god Government is capable of that. Since the real objective is to cripple and enslave the US economy, forcing it toward something resembling the defunct Soviet system, the EPA's machinations make perfect sense — especially because Obama's army of termite-like bureaucrats don't have to worry about resistance in the form of votes.

Here's the price we will be made to pay for an imaginary alteration of the weather well within natural fluctuation so that no one will be able to prove it never took place:

Citing a study by the EPA's Dr. Linda M. Chappell and various other sources, the Senate report asserts, "EPA has called the consequences of regulating greenhouse gases under the [Clean Air Act] 'absurd,' affecting 6.1 million sources, introducing $78 billion in annual costs, causing 'at least a decade or longer' of permit delays, 'slowing' construction nationwide for years, 'introducing burdens that are administratively 'infeasible,' 'overwhelming,' that will 'adversely affect national economic development,' while impacting sources 'not appropriate at this point to even consider regulating.'" …
The EPA calculates in 75 Federal Register 25,495: "Global mean temperature is estimated to be reduced by 0.006 to 0.015 degrees Celsius by 2100."
So in effect, by the year 2100, 90 years worth of $78 billion per year in spending — a total of over $7 trillion dollars — would have lowered the earth's temperature by about one-hundredth of a degree Celsius.
In other words, the U.S. would be paying for a global warming elixir that reduces temperatures at the net rate of $700 trillion per degree. Numbers-crunchers estimate that would amount to roughly 700 warehouses filled with $100 bills, or a stack of the bills nearly 70 miles high.

By 2100, a stack of $100 bills 70 miles high won't be worth the change in your pocket if our rogue government isn't stopped and radically scaled back.

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Kiss of Death

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:02 AM

Political debutante Meghan McCain is leaning toward Mitt Romney:

"My personal favorite right now is Mitt Romney," McCain said. "I like that he's not so radical."

"Not so radical" means he is a statist country club RINO like Meghan and her dad.

That's it for Mitt. With a miracle, he could live down RomneyCare. But no Republican can survive an endorsement from Meghan McCain.

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A woman screams in horror on receiving an endorsement from Meghan McCain.

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Elton John Wants to Be Cast as Homosexual Molester of Innocent Teen

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:43 AM

How's this for typecasting:

63-year-old aging rock star Elton John wants to be a guest star on the hit TV series "Glee" with the storyline that he's the lover of the overbearing coach of the cheerleaders, but he ends up in bed with the show's 16-year-old gay virgin.

This latest plan for mainstreaming moonbat morality was revealed by the show's costar Jane Lynch on Leno:

"[Elton John] pitched [Glee creator] Ryan [Murphy] some potential storylines that he could be a part of. He said the first thing he said, 'What I'd like to do is perhaps be your lover, but I end up in bed with Chris.' [ Laughter ] Now Chris on the show is sixteen, so that would be jail bait, would it not? … But I hope he'll be on the show."

In the context of Glee, this is even sicker than it sounds:

If [Elton John] actually is a fan of the show, he must know that Kurt, the character Chris Colfer plays, is a totally naive, innocent, sweet kid that has no idea what sex is. That includes homosexual sex.

Corrupting and defiling the innocent are degenerate pleasures that need to be enjoyed quickly, while there is still any innocence left.

We're a year or two shy of fully nude intergenerational homosexual XXX-rated scenes on TV shows targeting teenagers, so at least Sir Elton will have to keep his clothes on.

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Elton John about 50 pounds ago.

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Miami Mayor Recalled for Raising Taxes

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:41 AM

At least one of our statist rulers has been forced to wake up and smell the coffee — or more accurately the tea:

Voters in Miami-Dade, one of the most populous U.S. counties, removed Mayor Carlos Alvarez from office in a special vote on Tuesday triggered by popular anger over a hike in property taxes.
With 707 of 829 precincts reporting, official results showed 88 percent of voters backed the effort to oust the once-popular mayor, who is [in] his second four-year term.

Alvarez is a Republican. But that's no defense against the wrath of the public for those who won't address the greatest crisis ever to face America: potentially mortal government bloat.

In addition to trying to balance the books by piling still more taxes on devastated property owners, Alvarez backed a deal to blow $350 million in taxpayer money on a new stadium for the Marlins. At last he has become aware that Americans are no longer going to stand quietly and watch bureaucrats wash the last of our wealth down the drain.

Others still haven't gotten the message. In Colorado:

Denver's City Council voted 10-3 to tentatively approve a 6.6 percent raise for the next sitting council and every other elected official… The city is facing a $100 million budget shortfall for the 2012 budget and has a structural budget problem that, if not addressed, could balloon into a $500 million deficit by 2030.

What the…? Have these greedy boobs been playing golf with Obama instead of watching what's going on in this country?

Six council members are running unopposed to retain their seats.

That explains it; they think we're still asleep. Hopefully Denver will prove them wrong.

In an earlier time, the parasites who have been looting our country into decline would have lost their heads or been impaled on stakes — and deservedly. But I'd settle for seeing every last one of them voted out of office and forced to make an honest living with the rest of us.

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Party's ending, bureaucrats.

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Wisconsin-Style Union Thuggery Erupts in Tennessee

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:38 AM

The democratic process is fine — so long as the Left is getting its way. When the public chooses a different path, elected officials are faced with this:

Troopers at the Tennessee Capitol had to forcibly carry out the protestors who were among a group who stood up during the Senate Commerce Committee hearing Tuesday and began chants about what they called "union busting" by the state Legislature. …
Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey issued a statement on Tuesday afternoon on protestors:
"The right of all citizens to protest and assemble peacefully is sacred in the State of Tennessee. However, this General Assembly will not be intimidated by nomadic bands of professional agitators on spring break bent on disruption. We talk through our differences here. Tennessee is not Wisconsin."
The arrests came after more than a thousand labor supporters gathered outside the Tennessee Capitol to protest against a measure to strip teachers of their collective bargaining rights. &hellip
The situation took an unexpected turn when protestors started to surround the state capitol and then they demanded to be let inside.
State troopers at first held them at bay, and then it was decided 75 of those protestors would be let inside, as long as they didn't chant or make any noise.

Bad idea, as events soon proved.

Bolsheviks were a small minority in Russia during the chaotic period following the fall of the Czar. Yet they managed to plunge a great country into a nightmare that lasted nearly a century by pushing harder than anyone else. Similar people are pushing just as hard here — and thanks to arguably criminal mismanagement of the economy, similar chaos is on the horizon.

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



Moonbat Tech: Obamatown Skyscaper

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:12 AM

Moonbat technicians, city planners, and social engineers have a solution for every problem, including the ever-increasing number of Americans who have been forced to live in tents by Hope & Change. There's no need to worry about Obamatowns sprawling through the woods and endangering the habitat of threatened newts and tree lice. Big Government can just throw some stimulus loot at Hopetels:

The spatial organization of the project promotes social interactions between the residents and strengthens their feeling of safety and security in their current situation. The project design is based on a permanent steel structure, security skin, open floor plans, and compact dwelling units (includes bed, working desk, and storage) that can be installed on site according to changing demand. Shared amenities, such as laundry, storage, showers, restroom, and kitchen facilities are distributed along various levels. Differentiated from sprawling "tent cities", the Hopetel is centered on a minimum footprint vertical density housing solution, which can be adopted in city centers with limited development space. Furthermore, this proposal highlights the foreclosure homeless problem by presenting a transparent building that encourages communication with the surrounding and creates public consciousness.

Who needs a job when you've got "public consciousness"?

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Hope & Change applied to housing.

On a tip from Air2air.



March 15, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:42 PM

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Via Hyscience.



Ted Danson: Soon No Seafood Left Except Jellyfish

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:24 PM

To help sell a new book on eco-hysteria, sitcom has-been and former extramarital paramour of the grotesque Whoopi Goldberg declares that within the next century there will be no seafood left except jellyfish. Congressional Republicans will be relieved to hear they will survive the threat of the media blaming them for a government shutdown.

The prospects for the Maldives are less rosy; they will soon be underwater unless we do the bidding of Big Environmentalism. Obviously bad things are going to happen when only 1% of charitable giving is donated to the water.

Matt Lower has no problem taking him seriously:

Do your part comrades. Become Informed Buyers of Fish.

At least he didn't call for pumping the sea full of chalk.

On a tip from Ianto.



The Obamoratorium, Illustrated

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:29 PM

Why should we be completely at the mercy of the hostile and unstable Middle East regarding the price we pay for gasoline? Because our enemies are running our government:

Obama promised he would make energy prices skyrocket in the name of screwball liberal ideology. People voted for him anyway. I hope they're happy with what they've inflicted on all of us — but not so happy as to do it again.

Via the Hayride, on a tip from Oiao.



Wisconsin Children Trained to Recite Socialist Chants

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:40 PM

Children in Wisconsin have still been learning, even if public school teachers are often too busy throwing tantrums in defense of their unaffordable benefits to show up for class. At the state capitol yesterday it could be seen that the kids have learned to chant like mindless commie drones:

"Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted."
—Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Education is far too important to leave in the hands of government and the unions that staff it.

Via Ann Althouse; hat tip: Hot Air. On a tip from J.



Progressive Love Triangle

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:34 AM

The fundamental transformation of America means nothing will be the same — especially not family life:

Indianapolis — A 33-year-old man faces child molestation charges after a boy came forward about alleged sexual abuse he endured at the hands of a man his father trusted for nearly three months in 2010.
The boy said he was abused inside Carl DeLong's home on the south side.
According to court documents the boy "said Carl would help him shower by washing his body and hair." He also said DeLong would expose himself, and there was inappropriate touching. On one particular occasion the victim said Carl "got in bed with him and laid behind him. He said Carl pulled down his pajama pants." The rest of his story is too graphic to share.
The boy said there was sexual intercourse that night and at least four other times. …
The boy's father told police he had started dating DeLong, who is HIV positive, in March of 2010, even moving in with him that month.

Meanwhile, Comrade Obama and his NAMBLA-associated Safe Schools Czar concentrate on keeping kids safe by destigmatizing homosexuality in the name of fighting "bullying."

On a tip from GoY.



Portland Bans Scent

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:10 AM

Since the objective of their ideology is to exert power over others by imposing restrictions, there is no degree of regulation that would ever satisfy liberals. When they have banned everything you can think of, they will ban things no sane person ever would have considered. For example, the moonbats running Portland, Oregon have banned scent:

The Portland City Council approved a proposal Wednesday to make all city offices fragrance-free.
The policy is designed to protect employees with health issues, such as asthma.
This means all workers will be asked to not wear cologne, perfume, aftershave or other scented products like hair sprays and lotion.

At last there will be an end to the thousands of asthma attacks set off by hand lotion in Portland city offices.

Next bureauweenies will move along to the other senses. Speaking above a whisper will be banned to protect those who suffer from migraines. Neckties will be required to be monochrome, lest they set off epileptic seizures. There's always something else to restrict in the name of the victims.

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Liberal totalitarianism stinks.

On a tip from Steve T.



Animal Rights Bloodbath Averted

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:59 AM

Ideologies are like trees — we know them by their fruits. Fortunately a Florida high school missed getting hit by the rancid fruit of the animal rights movement:

A teenager has been arrested after allegedly plotting a Columbine-style school massacre because he was angry at animals being dissected in biology classes.
Sixteen-year-old Nathaniel Zeno was arrested after leaking details of his plan to a classmate Seminole High School, Florida.
He had wanted to kill people at the school who were involved in the mistreatment of animals after witnessing a dissection.
Zeno had been studying a book on America's worst school shooting - the 1999 Columbine massacre in Colorado when 12 students and a teacher were killed by Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold.
And he had allegedly been compiling a list of firearms to use in his deadly assault.

No doubt if Zero had managed to stage a bloodbath in the name of the poor dissected froggies, the media would be hammering us with how it was all the fault of the guns he used.

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With Zero in jail, the frogs may have to take matters into their own hands.

On a tip from AC.



Moonbat Tech: The Coastscraper

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:36 AM

As State Attorney General, Governor Moonbeam tried to sue car companies for eroding California's coast via fanciful mechanisms related to the global warming hoax. But maybe it's his fellow delusional moonbats who have been eating the coast away — with the Coastscraper:

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As more C02 is taken up by the oceans' surface, the pH decreases towards a less alkali and therefore a more acidic state. … The underpinning concept for the Coastalscraper is to reduce the acid levels of the oceans by adding fossilized Coccolithophores to the water. The perfect location for the project is the south east corner of England, with a vast geological swathe of Coccolithophore (white chalk) spanning from the outskirts of London, and terminating in what is known as The White Cliffs of Dover. The scheme proposes that these vast chalk deposits are to be excavated, refined and stored in large silos before being pumped out to sea where it can begin to neutralize the effects of sea acidity.

Think of it as a giant Tums dispenser to cure the heartburn we pestiferous humans allegedly gave the oceans by exhaling CO2.

Who would finance this bizarre fantasy? Taxpayers, off course. At least it would be a less destructive way of wasting public money than the United Nations.

On a tip from Air2air.



United Nations Denounces Israel Yet Again

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:12 AM

Liberals might excuse it and Palestinians might consider it a cause for celebration, but everyone else is still gasping in horror over the recent butchering of the Fogel family by Islamist fiends. Not to worry though; the United Nations is doing something about barbarism in the region:

A U.N. policy-making body dedicated to "gender equality and the advancement of women" adopted a resolution accusing Israel of holding back the advancement of Palestinian women…

Who would have guessed that the real humanitarian issue in the area is not savage Muslim terrorists who knife babies in their cribs but the suppression of Palestinian women, and not by a twisted religion that relegates them to subhuman status but by Israel, which ruins their lives apparently just by existing. It's a good thing we have wise rulers to take our money and give it to the United Nations to clarify the great moral issues of our time.

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Butchered in bed by the Religion of Peace. Via Hyscience.

Hat tip: Political Commentator.



March 14, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:22 PM

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Via Freaking News, on a tip from TED.



Zillionaire Socialist Schlockster Stephen King, the Macabre Michael Moore

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:57 PM

Next time you're stuck at the airport and tempted to waste money on a bloated schlock horror novel by Stephen King, remember this clip of him praising Obama's obscene rail boondoggles and calling for even higher taxes:

"As a rich person, I pay 28% tax. What I want to ask you is why am I not paying 50?"

Granted King has spent a good part of his life pickling his brain in alcohol, but surely a guy who could write all those books (although he admits he was too drunk even to remember writing at least one of them) is smart enough to realize that if he wants to turn over more money to be flushed down the drain by bureaucrats, he has every right. What he doesn't have a right to do is turn over other people's money.

On a tip from raugaj.



Public Education Produces Results

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:26 PM

Government schools leave their mark on another student:

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Via FAIL Blog, on a tip from TED.



Mika Brzezinski Stares Into an Abyss of Pure Horror

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:02 PM

When you see them absolving Muslims of knifing sleeping children in their beds, you have to wonder if moonbats are capable of feeling horror. They are — they just find it in strange places. For example, MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski finds it in Domino's pizza:

Via NewsBusters:

"Saturday night, my daughter and her friend ordered Domino's online. Do you know the horrific mound of crap that they had for dinner? It was pizza, these fried chicken balls, cinnamon sticks… then chocolate something with something that oozes out when you cut it open: lava cake. I walked in the room and looked at this display of sickness on the table. I was horrified! Horrified."

Too bad no countermoonbats were on hand to point out that Domino's founder Tom Monaghan has donated generously to conservative causes, prominently including the pro-life movement. The trauma would have fried the circuits in Mika's brain, so that instead of screeching into our ears she would just sit quietly gasping, "The horror, the horror…"

On a tip from GoY.



If Obama Weren't Busy Playing Golf

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:58 AM

Good thing the Moonbat Messiah was too busy playing golf to bother about the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Otherwise we would have had to read initial reports like this (compliments of Wyatt's Torch):

TOKYO — A ferocious tsunami unleashed by Japan's biggest recorded earthquake slammed into its eastern coast Friday, killing hundreds of people as it carried away ships, cars, and homes and triggered widespread fires that burned out of control.
Hours later, the waves washed ashore the U.S. West Coast, where evacuations were ordered from California to Washington. The entire Pacific had been put on alert — including coastal areas of South America, Canada, and Alaska.
President Obama went on television this morning offering the people of Japan his support for "this teachable moment." The President said he felt encouraged that so many towns and communities with an unacceptable "carbon footprint" had been "reset." "Now is the time to come together and save or create thousands of new, green jobs!"
The President pointed out that this was simply one more disaster "caused by man-made global warming. Therefore, I'm proposing an immediate one dollar per gallon gasoline tax here in the U.S., as well as substantial increases in estate and payroll taxes" so that the "seas will begin to recede."
Mr. Obama also promised massive financial aid to Japan "to help in the rebuilding of all essential structures such as Mosques, government offices, and union halls."
In conclusion, the President thanked the people of Japan for helping him "never let a good crisis go to waste."
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Moonbat Tech: SmartDOTS Flying Jellyfish Buses

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:29 AM

Ray LaHoodlum had better watch his back. Anyone nutty enough to come up with the Smart DOTS/Soft MOBS concept stands a good chance of replacing him as Comrade Obama's Secretary of Transportation:

The design is organized in three phases 2008, 2020 and 2028 respectively. In Phase 2008, we suggest to take minor design interventions as immediate safety measurements against continual conflicts of pedestrians with automobiles. Phase 2020, signals a transition period, where car lanes are narrowed, pedestrian zones are widened, bicycle bollards are introduced with new car technology and gentle congestion. Already in Phase 2020, we are suggesting the placement of environmental "smart dots," or green modules that filter rainfall, greywater, and at the same time, slow down traffic separating smoothly walking zones, bicycles and transportation zones. Phase 2028 is the future embodied in "pixelated" surfaces, gradient green zones, and living self-sufficient machines that provide their own energy, generating electricity through air movement. In the future, giant benevolent air-cleansing blimps dangle tentacles to collide spongy seats in a playful catch-and-release plan for people moving about town. All life is enveloped in a sentient ecology of street, mobile systems, and people.

Eco-moonbats may want to go easy on the cheesy science fiction novels — not to mention the LSD.

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Smart (micro)DOTS: The next use for "stimulus" funds.

On a tip from Air2air.



Cap'n Crunch Gets Keelhauled

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:13 AM

Unofficial Food Czar Michelle Obama can put a notch in her boob belt. Cap'n Crunch — favorite childhood cereal of millions of Americans including myself — has been thrown to the sharks by the weenies running PepsiCo.

Long derided by health experts for its high sugar content — a single serving contains 12 grams — the cereal is no longer being actively marketed by Quaker, DailyFinance reports. It appears parent company PepsiCo is forcing the good Cap'n to walk the plank.
Cap'n Crunch was once the No. 1 breakfast cereal, but pressure from the White House and health activists is having an effect on how PepsiCo and other food companies peddle their products to kids. Sales of the cereal were down 6.8 percent in 2010.

Driving down sales of popular products — who says Big Government does nothing in return for the vast amounts of wealth it confiscates?

Are food Nazis satisfied now? Of course not:

"PepsiCo is no longer marketing Cap'n Crunch cereal directly to children. In a sense, you could say that they have retired Cap'n Crunch, and that's a good thing," Jennifer Harris, of the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University, told DailyFinance. "Unfortunately, children continue to view hundreds of ads per year for high-sugar cereals from General Mills, Kellogg's and Post Foods."

As the good Captain's bones drift toward the bottom of Davy Jones's locker, authoritarian moonbats will quickly turn to other icons. Fundamentally transforming America means erasing our culture, one piece at a time.

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If only he'd seen the moonbats coming, the Cap'n would have sold soy-flavored cereal with tofu berries.

On tips from heckrules and SR.



Moonbats Attempt to Link Earthquake to Global Warming

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:05 AM

As predicted, moonbats have wasted no time attempting to exploit the tragedy in Japan by linking it to the nonexistent global warming crisis.

Hours after a massive earthquake rattled Japan, environmental advocates connected the natural disaster to global warming. The president of the European Economic and Social Committee, Staffan Nilsson, issued a statement calling for solidarity in tackling the global warming problem.
"Some islands affected by climate change have been hit," said Nilsson. "Has not the time come to demonstrate on solidarity — not least solidarity in combating and adapting to climate change and global warming?"
"Mother Nature has again given us a sign that that is what we need to do," he added.

Maybe Mother Nature will be satisfied if we just throw some virgins down a volcano.

Moonbats quickly took to Twitter to sound off on this latest catastrophic consequence of Global Warming Deniers selfishly using the wrong light bulbs. Some samples collected by Lee Doren of the Competitive Enterprise Institute:

AliceTMBFan said "2 hours of geography earlier talking about Japan has left me thinking… maybe global warming is way more serious then we thought…"
Arbiterofwords tweeted "I'm worried that Japan earthquake, on top of other recent natural 'disasters', is a sign we've passed point of no return for climate change."
Tayyclayy noted her frustration by tweeting "An earthquake with an 8.9 magnitude struck Japan… And some say climate change isn't real?!"
And TeamIanHarding tweeted "While Japan witnessed an earthquake we were talking about the problems that global warming leads to in school. Think. Pray. And change."

The enviro-kooks at Grist ran a story with the headline "Today's Tsunami: This Is What Climate Change Looks Like." But apparently someone pointed out that to anyone outside their liberal amen corner, they sounded like gibbering lunatics. They revised the headline and issued a disclaimer:

The intent of this piece isn't to attribute today's tragedy to climate change. Apologies to those whom I misled with the headline.

No, only birdbrains like the tweeters above could be convinced that harmless CO2 causes earthquakes. The intent was to establish a vague link in the murky muddle of sanctimonious bumper sticker slogans that serves the typical liberal for a mind, hyping the true believers a little deeper into an alternate reality where crazed conviction counts for more than fact or reason.

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On tips from Doug, G. Fox, Air2air, BURNING HOT, and lunaticcringeradio.



Department of Justice Imposes Affirmative Action on Dayton Police

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:12 AM

Just because Comrade Obama's Injustice Department won't lift a finger against New Black Panther thugs chasing Caucasian voters away from the polls doesn't mean it shies away from racial issues. It has forced Dayton to lower its standards so that more blacks can make it onto the police force in place of more qualified whites:

Dayton is in desperate need of officers to replace dozens of retirees. The hiring process was postponed for months because the D.O.J. rejected the original scores provided by the Dayton Civil Service Board, which administers the test.
Under the previous requirements, candidates had to get a 66% on part one of the exam and a 72% on part two.
The D.O.J. approved new scoring policy only requires potential police officers to get a 58% and a 63%. That's the equivalent of an 'F' and a 'D'.
"It becomes a safety issue for the people of our community," said Dayton Fraternal Order of Police President, Randy Beane. "It becomes a safety issue to have an incompetent officer next to you in a life and death situation."

Life and death for the little people are less important to our liberal rulers than the racial bean counting that plays a key role in the "post-racial" politics ushered in by the Moonbat Messiah.

It's not only Dayton…

The D.O.J. has forced other police departments across the country to lower testing standards, citing once again that not enough black candidates were passing.

…and it's not only cops:

The Dayton Firefighter recruit exam is coming up this summer. The chief said it's likely the passing score for that test will be lowered as well.

If you think hiring police and firefighters on the basis of their race rather than their competence is scary, wait until Big Government consolidates control over the healthcare industry, and surgeons are employed based on the same lunatic standards.

But then, we've already got an Affirmative Action president. How could it get any worse than that?

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On tips from G. Fox, Incitatus, J, and Gregory of Prescot.



March 13, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:42 PM

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Keystone Commies compliments of Cons.Underground.



Sheila Jackson Lee Goes Off the Rails

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:33 PM

When Sheila Jackson Lee goes to bat for Islam, it isn't easy to get her back in the dugout, even after she's struck out. She can't seem to stop her own runaway mouth at the Peter King hearings:

On tips from G. Fox and TED.



Muslims Murder Children, Palestinians Celebrate, HuffPo Moonbats Take Their Side

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:31 PM

It's party time in Gaza, in celebration of yet another ghastly atrocity presumably committed by followers of the Religion of Peace:

Gaza residents from the southern city of Rafah hit the streets Saturday to celebrate the terror attack in the West Bank settlement of Itamar where five family members were murdered in their sleep, including three children.
Residents handed out candy and sweets, one resident saying the joy "is a natural response to the harm settlers inflict on the Palestinian residents in the West Bank."

One of the victims, stabbed to death in her crib, was 14 months old.

Israelis shouldn't take it personally. Palestinians passed out candy after 9/11 too. The good news for Israel is that Obama is spending piles our money to bring them to America.

West Bank officials managed to at least pretend to be civilized long enough to denounce this appalling act of barbarism. Not so Hamas, which runs Gaza.

"The report of five murdered Israelis is not enough to punish someone," said Hamas Spokesperson Sami Abu Zuhri, adding, "However; we in Hamas completely support the resistance against settlers who murder and use crime and terror against the Palestinian people under the auspices of the Israeli occupation soldiers."

In other words, they support knifing children in their beds, and will do the same to yours when they get the opportunity.

If anything could be more horrifying than the fruits by which we know the tree of Islam, it could only be the moral depravity of lefties who invariably find excuses for even the most extravagantly satanic Muslim outrages against humanity. Moonbattery.com reader Air2air collected a few comments on the story from the #1 liberal blog Huffington Post:

Hwamanda
how can you ocupy someones land and expect peace
Derek Hummel
Haha… someone should inform Israel that they actually have to STOP building settlements before the threat of new settlements is an effective punitive measure.
ammsamm
Years and years of useless and biased negotiations - enough. The Palestinians deserve justice and their state.
HUFFPOST BLOGGER
Sharmine Narwani
…I fervently believe that all settler children should be removed from the care of their parents who irresponsibly place their offspring in harm's way for the sake of "ideology. " Today's violence should not be in vain. Half a million illegal settlers must be removed from occupied territories in order for there to be a lasting peace in the area. These young families are Israel's "human shields and live bait" - incentivized by the state to move into the West Bank and East Jerusalem as a frontline army to depopulate Palestinian land.
John RD Kidd
Those who choose to live by the sword, die by the sword. This atrocity has to be seen in context. The quasi judicial killing of civilians by Israeli forces is seen as acceptable whilst the murder of settlers is seen as murder.
Darcha
A suicide bomber is not crazy. Desperate? Yes. Angry? Yes. Murderous? Yes. It's simply convenient for some to label the suicide bomber as crazy or fanatical, as that relieves them from having to see that bomber as a) human, b) as having rational reasons for wanting to kill the innocent.
Anbreen
Some of the worst settlers are crazed Americans.
HUFFPOST COMMUNITY MODERATOR
BrettnCalgary
It does take a stronger stomach to do it up close and personal like this, rather than from a US flying weapons platform. The guy who did it probably wishes he had a fleet of American F-16's under his command.
MaryfromIL
Israel never gives, Palestinians have given up hope. People without hope and living in appalling conditions are dangerous, and for good reason.
alpi57
This, also, has to be a warning to the Israeli settlers that you can only push a human being so far.

Butcher away, Religion of Peaceniks. Progressives have your back.

On tips from G. Fox, Smorfia48, and Byron.



MSNBC Admits Left Protects Obama Because He Is a Black Liberal

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:14 PM

Here's something you don't see every day — sincerity on MSNBC. Moonbat Dylan Ratigan admits that the Left (which controls the media establishment) protects Comrade Obama from criticism because he is a black liberal:

Regarding the treatment of Bradley Manning — the petulantly homosexual poster child for the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell who leaked mountains of sensitive documents to WikiLeaks — he hasn't been impaled on a stake, so his liberal admirers have nothing to complain about.

Via Flopping Aces, on a tip from Kevin in Auburn.



New Death Threats Against Republicans Uncovered Daily

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:13 PM

Covertly egged on and organized by Comrade Obama, liberals have been showing their true color in Madison — blood red:

Typically, the hyperpartisan "mainstream" media has been ignoring this explosive story.

At least they haven't put surveyor symbols on a map like Sarah Palin — although pictures like this have been cropping up all over the place:

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Those who believe in coercion — the word that summarizes left-wing politics — inevitably believe in violence. Our psychotic enemy within already controls the executive branch of the federal government. If these vermin manage to consolidate power, they will do to patriotic Americans exactly what their Russian equivalents did to "counter-revolutionaries" and "rich peasants." If you doubt it, hear the testimony of Larry Grathwohl, the FBI agent who went undercover among Obama's old Weather Underground friends:

Hat tip: Conservative Blogs Central, on tips from J and Just TheTip.



Profiles in Countermoonbattery: Catherine Mann-Grandy

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:42 PM

Catherine Mann-Grandy — aka Mrs. Fred, wife of DC talk show host Fred Grandy — deserves not only a Profile in Countermoonbattery but a Profile in Counterdhimmitude, as well as a Cassandra Award for trying to get the word through the media blockade regarding the jihad against the USA that only just began on 9/11. The cringing dhimmis who run WMAL killed her mic, but here she is on Megyn Kelly's show:

Silencing those who draw attention to it will not end Islam's war on America. Muslims are backwards savages, but they have our liberal ruling class on their side, which gives them effective control of our media, in addition to a loyal friend in the White House. The threat they pose could not be more serious.

When the Islamic mushroom cloud rises over Manhattan, we're going to wonder why no one listened to courageous patriots like Mrs. Fred.

On a tip from Son of Taz.



School Buses Bring in the Bodies for Commie Astroturf Rally in St. Louis

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:31 PM

I'll bet you never saw this at a Tea Party. Union goons transported from afar pile out of buses for a commie astroturf rally against "corporate greed" (aka capitalism, economic freedom) in St. Louis Friday (via SharpElbows.net):

The Clarion Advisory comments:

[O]ne thing really stood out to me. Well, besides the typical union hi-jinks of manufactured protest signs and stuff. The pro-union protesters were using school buses as limousines to get to their protest. I thought school buses were for the children. Oh wait, we ARE talking about union goons. They ARE children.

Guess who pays for the school buses? The same person who pays for the extravagant public sector union benefits that are bankrupting state after state: you the taxpayer.

On a tip from Just TheTip.



March 12, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:31 PM

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Via the Weekly Standard, on a tip from blue.



The Ultimate Dirty Job

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:31 AM

Let's not hear any complaints from Mike Rowe until he's had to drag smelly moonbats out of the Wisconsin State Capitol:

On a tip from GoY.



Students for Government-Subsidized Degeneracy

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:19 AM

Remember when they used to show scary movies on TV during the day on Saturday? Maybe this will revive the tradition. Moonbat college students proclaim that they have sex; therefore your money should be diverted by the government to the highly profitable abortion mill Planned Parenthood. As always with liberal productions, the language isn't pretty.

If they're going to make the argument that the amount of your money Big Government spends exterminating inconvenient children is insignificant because refraining from stealing another $2.5 billion from oil companies costs The State $2.5 billion, why not say that refraining from stealing $2.5 trillion costs $2.5 trillion? After all, this is the Age of Obama; $billions are chump change when it comes to other people's money.

On a tip from Karpet.



HuffPo Responds to Wisconsin Republicans Getting the Better of Union-Owned Dems

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:33 AM

Wisconsin Republicans, led by heroic Governor Scott Walker, outsmarted AWOL Democrats and took a step toward averting fiscal meltdown by stripping public sector workers of some collective bargaining rights. Readers at the largest liberal blog Huffington Post are not happy.

Air2air collected some of the venom they've been spewing. A student of psychiatry could find enough material here for an entire dissertation on the topic of projection.

HUFFPOST COMMUNITY MODERATOR
swengnikaerb
ALL American's make too much money. India citizens make it on less than $5 per day. Why are we so greedy???

It's not your imagination. Liberals want you to live in Third World squalor.

DanoX
Benito Mussolini would be very proud of Mr Walker.

Actually, as Jonah Goldberg details, Mussolini modeled himself on the world's first fascist dictator, Democrat Woodrow Wilson.

thejen138
the neo-conservatives will always win because they play dirty. They spin things and they win because of this. Liberals take the high road.

Liberals take the high road by hiding in a neighboring state when democratic elections don't turn out their way, and flooding the state capitol with smelly hippies and bused-in union thugs.

Tom Joad
Goodnight folks I am off to bed. But first I will say a prayer that all Wisconsin Public Servants can find food to eat and shelter for the evening.

Food and shelter? Public sector plodders make on average twice as much as we do, for probably less than half as much work. The liberal disconnect from reality borders on psychotic.

debuinus
Am I the only one who would like to see the bagger tro//s kick.ed out of the country?

Where to deport all the supporters of limited government? Maybe they could rename Alaska "New Siberia" and send us all up there by high-speed rail.

LameDuckHunting
None of what's happening in Wisconsin would have been possible had Bush not so expertly brought the country to its knees financially through his opportunistic vanity wars and funneling of wealth to the rich. He built unbelievable deficits that allowed him to cut aid to the states so they, in turn, could brutally slash budgets at the expense of the working families. And all of this at the behest of their billionaire backers who need to wage war on the middle class to secure permanent control.

W's bones will have crumbled to dust long before moonbats stop blaming him for everything they don't like. Note the preposterous projection of someone who presumably supports Obama complaining about deficits and the destruction of the middle class.

HUFFPOST PUNDIT
scjk67
Most fas cist reigmes round the world hated Unions, socialism and liberalism ya baggars are doing the same thing and this country stood and fought against opression … ya conservatives are showing ya true colors.

A famous example of a fascist regime that hated socialism is Adolf Hilter's National Socialist German Workers' Party.

HUFFPOST COMMUNITY MODERATOR
SagesseBleu
Remember the Republican "tsunami" last November 2nd? Well now begins the riptide that will drag them far out to sea in 2012. This is how they rule the third world nations who are forced into a debt slavery society without any rights,,,, and anyone caught talking about organizing for worker rights is shot…

Bodies are piling up all over Wisconsin from all the union supporters Scott Walker has had shot. The phrase "debt slavery society" proves yet again that Ann Coulter was right when she said that you can always tell what liberals are up to because they will accuse their opponents of doing it. The whole point of standing up to unions was to reduce the gargantuan debt Obama et al. have been amassing.

maribelles
There will be blood.

Of course there will, with Democrat Congressmen explicitly calling for it.

CO Redhawk
I'm thinking I'm an out and out communist (when I found out that the new communist party want private property…for the masses… not the rich)

HuffPo is pretty much the mainstream of Democrat thought these days. You wouldn't be far wrong to call all of them communists.



March 11, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:51 PM

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On a tip from TED.



We Will Not Submit

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:06 PM

Joe Dan Gorman has outdone himself with this video for his new countermoonbat anthem, including a cameo by Yours Truly:



Rand Paul Rocks

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:07 PM

Who is pro-choice? Certainly not the liberal authoritarians who rule us, despite their unholy enthusiasm for abortion. Grab some popcorn and watch Rand Paul lay into one of the moonbat bureauweenies who have been hyper-regulating our country out of existence:

Replace enough Democrats and RINOs with Tea Party countermoonbats like Rand Paul and this could still be America again.

On a tip from Michelle.



BHO Would Rather Be President of China

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:11 PM

He really wanted to be president of China. But the USA was all that was available. That explains why he's been working so hard to turn this into a Third World communist country.

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On tips from J and Susan K.



New Michael Moore Schlockumentary

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:06 PM

Every time Michael Moore puts out another video propaganda screed, ever fewer people notice. This may be the first you've heard of his latest:

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Compliments of Cons.Underground.



Why Moonbats Love Trains

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:59 AM

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George Will has noticed that liberals love trains so much, they will spend our last penny on them, regardless of whether anyone rides them.

Remarkably widespread derision has greeted the Obama administration's damn-the-arithmetic-full-speed-ahead proposal to spend $53 billion more (after the $8 billion in stimulus money and $2.4 billion in enticements to 23 states) in the next six years pursuant to the president's loopy goal of giving "80 percent of Americans access to high-speed rail."

Responsible governors like Rick Scott (R-FL), John Kasich (R-OH), and Scott Walker (R-WI) have turned down massive federal incentives to construct preposterous "high-speed" rail boondoggles. In Governor Moonbeam's California, however,

Although prostrate from its own profligacy, it will sink tens of billions of its own taxpayers' money in the 616-mile San Francisco–to–San Diego line. Supposedly 39 million people will eagerly pay much more than an airfare in order to travel slower. Between 2008 and 2009, the projected cost increased from $33 billion to $42.6 billion.

Are moonbats pushing these monstrously wasteful rail projects during a deficit crisis as an act of economic sabotage, in hopes of bringing about a Cloward-Piven collapse all the sooner? At this point it would be naive to doubt it. But why rail in particular?

Because progressivism's aim is the modification of (other people's) behavior.
Forever seeking Archimedean levers for prying the world in directions they prefer, progressives say they embrace high-speed rail for many reasons — to improve the climate, increase competitiveness, enhance national security, reduce congestion, and rationalize land use. The length of the list of reasons, and the flimsiness of each, points to this conclusion: the real reason for progressives' passion for trains is their goal of diminishing Americans' individualism in order to make them more amenable to collectivism.
To progressives, the best thing about railroads is that people riding them are not in automobiles, which are subversive of the deference on which progressivism depends. Automobiles go hither and yon, wherever and whenever the driver desires, without timetables. Automobiles encourage people to think they — unsupervised, untutored, and unscripted — are masters of their fates. The automobile encourages people in delusions of adequacy, which make them resistant to government by experts who know what choices people should make.

Will has found the key that unlocks the bewildering ideology our liberal rulers have been imposing. Liberalism = statism = the worship of coercion as the ultimate end in itself. Liberals like trains because the tracks force you to go wherever they have decided you will go.

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Waving hello from our collectivist future.

On a tip from Lyle.



James O'Keefe's Video Revelations Continue

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:49 AM

NPR has made it crystal clear that scapegoated Ron Schiller's loathing for the decent, patriotic Americans who have taken part in Tea Parties is hardly an anomaly among his former colleagues. Muslims, in contrast, they love. Here Betsy Liley, NPR's Senior Director of Institutional Giving, offers to shield what she thinks is an Islamist group from government scrutiny by accepting a $5 million payment anonymously:

The Daily Caller reports:

New video released Thursday afternoon indicates National Public Radio intended to accept a $5 million donation from fictitious Muslim Brotherhood front group Muslim Education Action Center (MEAC) Trust — and that the publicly funded radio network might have helped MEAC make the donation anonymously to protect it from a federal government audit.
When a man posing as Ibrahim Kasaam asked, "It sounded like you were saying NPR would be able to shield us from a government audit, is that correct?" NPR's senior director of institutional giving, Betsy Liley, responded, "I think that is the case, especially if you are anonymous. I can inquire about that." According to conservative James O'Keefe, whose Project Veritas organization conducted the NPR sting organization, the man posing as Kasaam made two follow-up phone calls to Liley after their lunch.
Liley said a $5 million donation would amount to about "10 years of support."

Evidently this means the faux Muslims would get 10 years of guaranteed extra favorable coverage before having to pony up more cash.

Following their phone calls, Liley checked with NPR's senior management, and sent an e-mail to the man posing as Kasaam saying MEAC was cleared to make an anonymous donation of $5 million.
"NPR can list MEAC as an anonymous donor in our database, which would mean we would not disclose the organization's name," Liley wrote in the e-mail to the fictitious Kasaam.

As you might expect from a liberal propaganda outfit, NPR has been lying through its teeth to the public:

That e-mail directly contradicts NPR's public statements issued in the wake of O'Keefe's first video. "The fraudulent organization represented in this video repeatedly pressed us to accept a $5 million check, with no strings attached, which we repeatedly refused to accept," NPR spokeswoman Dana Davis Rehm said in NPR's official response.

This is the direct equivalent of a news agency offering to keep secret a massive payment from Nazis during World War II, then lying about it. Even if she relies on her own execrable network for information, Liley could not help but be aware that most if not all Islamist groups support terrorism or are affiliated with those who do, obviously including the Muslim Brotherhood. When a mushroom cloud replaces Manhattan, it will be in part because people like her helped it to happen.

Anyone who ever sat through All Things Considered knows that the NPR people are irritating, condescending, mealy-mouthed moonbats. But that's only their good side. Beneath the veneer of sanctimonious flakiness common to all liberals lies corruption, seething hatred of America and Americans, and an eagerness to come to secret arrangements with people devoted to killing us and erasing our way of life. The leftist ideologues who run public broadcasting aren't our opponents; they are our enemies.

Meanwhile, as the nation goes bankrupt, your tax dollar continues to subsidize this obscenity.

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Via the Looking Spoon, on a tip from TED.

On a tip from TrickleUpPolitics. Hat tip: Sad Hill News.



Moonbat Justice: Pedophile Cannibal Murderer Michael Woodmansee to Be Freed

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:22 AM

Among the many excellent reasons for capital punishment, the most compelling is that so long as a criminal or terrorist is still alive, we have no guarantee that a system run by liberals won't set him free to inflict more mayhem — even in the case of a pedophile and alleged cannibal convicted of murdering a small boy.

Michael Woodmansee of South Kingstown, Rhode Island got 40 years for sexually assaulting, knifing to death, and defiling the corpse of 5-year-old Jason Foreman. Then authorities shaved off 12 years for good behavior. Apparently Woodmansee has nobly refrained from killing more children while incarcerated.

Woodmansee committed the murder because he thought it would be "easy" and "fun." He would have gotten away with it, had he not attempted to kill another child, as fiends of his type usually do.

Prosecutors agreed to a plea bargain "to spare the family the horrific details of the boy's death and to avoid a grisly trial." Now the boy's father John Foreman has promised to do the government's neglected duty by killing Woodmansee. Hopefully he'll get an even lighter sentence if he does.

On tips from G. Fox and AC.



Tsunami Hits Japan

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:50 AM

Have they started blaming this on global warming yet?

Nature is mighty. It doesn't care what light bulbs we use.

On a tip from Stormfax. More at Reaganite Republican.



Homosexual Looting of Christian B&B Continues

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:34 AM

When Christian bed & breakfast owners Peter and Hazelmary Bull refused to let homosexuals use a room restricted to married couples for a depraved sex tryst, the gavel came down on their heads to the tune of £3,600 ($5,756) they were forced to pay lovebirds Steven Preddy and Martyn Hall. But that wasn't enough to satisfy the greed — or the mean-spiritedness — of the allegedly put-upon perverts. It seems the judge took mercy on the Bulls because they were acting out of a sincere belief regarding the sanctity of marriage. In the age of militant moonbattery, this will not do:

[L]awyers for the homosexual pair say that the Christian beliefs of Mr and Mrs Bull should be disregarded when deciding on a level of compensation.

Disregarded? I'm surprised they don't insist all punishments be doubled for anyone with the audacity to believe in a higher right and wrong than political correctness.

The pervs have nothing to lose in demanding still more money from the elderly B&B owners, for whom £3,600 was probably already a fortune. The Equality and Human Rights Commission is providing their legal representation — at taxpayer expense.

Last week the Commission was forced into an embarrassing apology, after claiming that Christian foster parents may harm children by 'infecting' them with their moral values.

Now the good news. If we're still at a point where our moonbat overlords can be forced to apologize for their grotesque ideology, it's not too late to turn them back, so long as we never give them another inch.

Update

Pushing back works:

A heartless legal bid to force the Christian owners of a B&B to pay yet more compensation to a homosexual couple has been dropped following negative publicity.
The taxpayer-funded Equality Commission, which represents homosexuals Steven Preddy and Martyn Hall, says the move was an "error of judgment."

Now if they could only get their £3,600 back.

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Our masters on the march.

On a tip from Steve T.



March 10, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:46 PM

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Compliments of Cons.Underground.



How Liberals Are Patriotic

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:37 PM

At every opportunity, liberals insult, degrade, undermine, disgrace, slander, and betray America and all it stands for. They sneeringly denounce patriotism as jingoism. Yet thanks to their skill at doublethink, they can still take umbrage if you point out that they aren't terribly patriotic. An enlightened progressive explains her love of country:

This much good is coming from Obamunism: it is making even people who don't normally pay attention aware that liberalism doesn't mean America well.

On a tip from TED.



Make Sure Atlas Shrugged Screens in Your Town

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:16 PM

Hopey Change has sent sales of the book that predicted it a half century in advance skyrocketing. On Tax Day the great countermoonbat epic Atlas Shrugged will make its debut on the silver screen. In case you missed it earlier, here again is the trailer to part I:

The liberal Hollyweird establishment did not want this movie to be made, and probably doesn't want it distributed either. Fortunately there's something you can do about it. Make your voice heard here.

On a tip from Wyatt's Torch.



Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:44 PM

Finally the Juan Williams debacle and the latest James O'Keefe exposé have forced NPR to clean house. No longer will the publicly financed outfit be dominated by partisan ideologues. Out goes snarling moonbat Vivian Schiller; in comes Joyce Slocum, NPR's new interim CEO.

But what's this?

According to data from the Center for Responsive Politics website OpenSecrets.org, Slocum has donated $3,480 dating back to 1999 — all to Democratic candidates:
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Evidently Hokum is another Democrat hack. Who would have thought?

The very concept of government-controlled media is obviously statist in the extreme. It would be preposterous to think that NPR or PBS could ever be anything but soapboxes for leftists so long as they are coercively funded with other people's money, which any conservative or libertarian could see they have no more right to than a mugger does to your wallet.

On a tip from J. Hat tip: Liberty Pundits.



Moonbat Tech: Dream Unachiever Pavilion

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:21 PM

To judge by the Dream Weaver Pavilion, eco-kooks have learned a little something from the Obamatowns our Community Organizer in Chief has been producing — namely, how to make flimsy shelters out of garbage:

Finally, we have come across an innovative yet adaptable design concept that makes a nigh total usage of recyclable building materials in the form of wooden pallets. This fascinating proposal in collaboration with architect Luis Rivera, is an entry design for the 2011 City of Dreams Pavilion Contest in Governor's Island, New York.
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[…It's] not only about efficient resource management; this uniquely aesthetic pavilion conception would also epitomize the very virtue of 'multi-purposefulness' with its open-flexible design. It will prove to be an ideal center for a variant number of recreational and educational activities like lectures, congregations, meditations, dance performances and even picnicking. Also, the idea from its creators is to partner with an environmentally conscious pallet recycling company.

In addition to saving the polar bears, the Dream Weaver Pavilion will provide laughs for onlookers when the first stiff wind brings the whole pile of rubbish down atop loafing moonbats.

On a tip from Air2air.



Hi Girls

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:17 AM

A courageous patriot is spotted at an Islamist demonstration at Times Square:

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Too bad we have to go to the German press to see our own side of what's going on in our country.

On a tip from Ummah Gummah.



Harry Reid at the Cowboy Poetry Festival

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:50 AM

Compliments of Cons.Underground:

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Examples of the cowboy poetry Reid finds so indispensible can be found at iHateTheMedia. Here's a sample:

There once was a man from Nevada
Who said that we should cut nada
"The budget is fine
Let's let cowboys rhyme
And spend the whole enchilada"

On a tip from Dan F.



Gasoline Prices Take Off for the Sky

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:48 AM

Let's not hear any complaints about gas prices from those who voted for Obama. He did promise to drive up energy prices. The Hopey Change has been delivered:

U.S. drivers will pay another 10 cents a gallon for gasoline before the latest jump in wholesale costs is fully passed on at the pump, and yearly motor fuel costs will rise 28 percent from last year, the Energy Department said on Wednesday.
The average U.S. household will spend about $700 more for gasoline in 2011 than it spent last year, bringing total motor fuel expenses up 28 percent to $3,235, based on an annual pump price of $3.61 a gallon, the department's Energy Information Administration said.
Retail gasoline prices soared by 38 cents over the last three weeks to $3.52 per gallon, according to the EIA, because of high crude oil costs due to unrest in the Middle East.

If rising prices are due not to Obama's suppression of domestic drilling but exclusively to instability in the Middle East (where France has had to fill the leadership vacuum), it is all the more irresponsible for Democrats to try to placate us with talk of tapping the strategic petroleum reserve. We will be needing that oil for the military if the situation in Islamoland gets even worse. Expecting to run the economy on it would be like relying on money borrowed from the communist Chinese. But both might seem to work for a short while, making them perfectly viable strategies as far as our leadership is concerned.

Higher gasoline prices will give consumers less money to spend on other goods and services, which many economists fear could slow the U.S. economy.

At least we can all agree that there is no way the higher energy prices Obama promised could help the economy.

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On tips from Lee G, G. Fox, and Wyatt's Torch.



HuffPo Responds to NPR Taking It in the Neck

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:10 AM

The great countermoonbat James O'Keefe has claimed more scalps. In the aftermath of his video revealing the partisan extremism, slavish Islamophilia, and elitist loathing for normal Americans prevalent at taxpayer-funded NPR, high-level exec Ron Schiller now finds himself jobless and even Chief Witch Vivian Schiller — best known for the sneering contempt with which she treated Juan Williams when he was fired over a trifling thought crime — has been forced to resign.

You know the news is good when the moonbats at Huffington Post bare their wicked little fangs and flap their leathery wings in agitation. Here are some samples of their initial response:

NorthWoodsVoice
Speaking the truth has set her free.

That is, Vivian Schiller is free to join the little people she despises in the unemployment line created by the Big Government she worships.

nahcllib
Elmo did not bring you this crisis. You can drag him through the streets all you want, but the military industrial complex is still to blame.

These are strange new weapons the Pentagon has that compel NPR execs to be jackasses.

Dunelm
Well, the GOP and their wealthy benefactors are going after anything that tells the truth, or that benefits the poor and the middle class.

You're safe, Dungelm. No one who implies that NPR's brand over hypertaxed statism is good for the middle class can be accused of telling the truth.

HUFFPOST COMMUNITY MODERATOR
mairs
Hypocrites on the Right. You all came out to defend Juan Williams' comments about Muslims, comments he made on air, while you are outraged at Ron Schiller's comments about tea partiers made in private.

Hypocrites on the Left. It's verboten to admit that anyone who isn't unreachably insane finds people making a pageant of their Islamic delusions on airplanes unnerving. But you consider heaping bigoted scorn on normal Americans to be enlightened.

SuperBenFranklin
Why can people Fox say any made up lie to get viewers and they get bonuses? And when one guy at NPR tells the truth, he gets fired, and the CEO gets fired. Crazy.

Ron Schiller is no rogue moonbat. His appalling bigotry is regarded as "the truth" by NPR's fan base.

HUFFPOST SUPER USER
Dan Kushner
how horrible is it that we have a society in which this O'Keefe guy can terrorize these organizations? The employees of any organization cannot be frank any longer because the which hunt is on, and there are cameras lurking.

But I thought all liberals cared about was people knowing the truth.

HUFFPOST SUPER USER
Kmuzu
First - All radio is public radio — the FAA owns and services the airwaves — all radio broadcasts are supposed to be for the benefit of the people. Second - Commercial radio is biased radio. Third - Commercial radio caters to the advertisers not the listeners. Fourth - Classical music is just not going to have the commercial success as music like hardcore rap. But there is an artistic and educational purpose to classical music. Fifth. - Just keeping it real - people of low intelligence will never get why NPR and PBS are important and need public funding.

First - Ominously invoking "the people" makes lefties sound like the cheap Marxists thugs they are. Second - Commercial radio has every right to be biased; the whole issue is that NPR, which is as biased as anyone, does not because we're all forced to pay for it. Third - If you have no listeners, you have no advertisers; this is why NPR needs coercive funding. Fourth - I listen to classical music all day, for free, without sitting through the mealy-mouthed leftist propaganda on NPR, as anyone with an Internet connection can do. Fifth - The argument that anyone who doesn't agree with elitist moonbats is a dummy is wearing thin, which does not bode well for NPR's continued funding.

senorlou
NPR and PBS are all we've got in this country for true news. I really hope they don't cut the funding. Those Republicans love an ignorant populace to govern.

News is only "true" if the government controls it and forces people who disagree with it to fund it.

AnarChrist
Imagine having to live in a country where republican thugs force you to live like an animal, and they empowered by a mob of unruly, stupid, and extremely violent hillbillies who are working even against their own best interest, all for the glory of a few pampered filthy-rich elite. Oh wait, you don't have to imagine it. It's already real!!

Ron Schiller's depiction of normal Americans sure has caught on with NPR's listenership.

bridge to somewhere
This is the New 'Con tactic: 1) Target a benign group not far-right biased. 2) Destroy by any means necessary. 3) Repeat. Acorn? Totally innocent. Targeted. One person says something on tape? Gone. NPR? Totally neutral. Targeted. One person says something on tape? Funding Revoked. Planned Parenthood? Highly effective, prevent far more ab0rtions than they actually assist with, prevent STD spread, provide health services women can't get elsewhere. Targeted. Funding revoked.

Anyone who can believe that Obama's corrupt voter fraud outfit ACORN is innocent, NPR is neutral, and the abortion mill Planned Parenthood actual prevents abortions should have no problem believing that the sneering moonbats at NPR have a right to your money.

JPJABBER
The loony-tune Right Wingers have everybody running and hiding … AND they are a dangerous bunch. Don't think otherwise.

Right enough, JPBLABBER. One day the ultimate horror will be imposed by conservatives — the government-issued pacifier will be unplugged from your mouth and you'll be left to take responsibility for yourself.

Level7
And as a result, NPR's news covewrage will move even further to the right.

At this rate, it won't be long before its "covewrage" is to the right of Chairman Mao.

Scytherius
America … a joke

If by America the moonbat means not just the country and its people but the ideal of individual liberty on which it's based, this sums up the NPR/HuffPo view succinctly.

AnarChrist
Baggers want us to live in the new Dark Ages.

The Dark Ages were back when people relied on windmills for power.

bigmadd
Fired for telling the truth, of course the Teabaggers "formally the Republicans" just hate the truth it is so inconvenient for them. They are so increduious to the truth

Don't forget to add that we're illiterate.

jerry bear
this has to stop … these are genuine news outlets taken down by brainless teabaggers!

Brainless — yet clever enough to bring down prominent members of the leftist media elite.

HUFFPOST SUPER USER
danusgram
npr open market = 24 hours take over of rupert murdoch … big bird and barney would have tea party protest signs on their programs and teach children to hate … yes indeed that is what we will have if we allow it to be taken over!

The only thing that's holding back freedom is government coercion. If that goes, the peasants will rise up and take control of Big Bird!

On and on they rave, confirming that NPR's narrow-minded ideological extremism and laughably unjustified air of superiority are shared by its listeners. The fall of Vivian Schiller must be quite a blow to them, coming right after losing Keith Olbermann. Out of consideration for their feelings, I'll try to laugh quietly:

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

First NPR will be defunded. Next it will lose its tax exempt status. Then, forced to compete fairly with stations normal people want to listen to, it will turn up its toes and croak like Air America. I'll keep laughing all the while.

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Agitation at the Huffington Post.

Gathered by Air2air. Tips from TED, G. Fox, and Joe Biden.



March 9, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:01 PM

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Via Nobarack08, on a tip from Cons.Underground.



Americans Line Up for the Jobs They Allegedly Won't Do

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:18 PM

We're told that we need to allow ourselves to be colonized by Mexico's discards because they do jobs Americans won't. Yet when the demonized Sheriff Joe Arpaio pries illegal aliens loose from those jobs, unemployed Americans line up for blocks for a shot at them, as we see in this report from my very neighborhood:

On tips from Bill T and Lee G.



Tens of Thousands of People Would Not Exist If Not for Cowboy Poetry Festival

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:11 PM

Maybe Harry Reid is an undercover agent for patriots, working from within the Democrat Party to make it obvious to all but the most clueless fools that liberalism is a sick joke. Here he gives an example of why Big Government must continue to spend the nation off a cliff into insolvency — if not for federal largesse, the tens of thousands who allegedly attend a cowboy poetry festival in northern Nevada would not exist:

Needless to say, if there were a demand for cowboy poetry festivals, the free market would be perfectly capable of providing them.

On tips from Dan F, Wyatt's Torch, and TrickleUpPolitics.



A Third of US Wages Are Government Payouts

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:43 PM

Liberals worried about sustainability ought to stop fretting over water bottles and ask themselves how long this can be sustained:

Government payouts — including Social Security, Medicare and unemployment insurance — make up more than a third of total wages and salaries of the U.S. population, a record figure that will only increase if action isn't taken before the majority of Baby Boomers enter retirement.
Even as the economy has recovered, social welfare benefits make up 35 percent of wages and salaries this year, up from 21 percent in 2000 and 10 percent in 1960, according to TrimTabs Investment Research using Bureau of Economic Analysis data.
"The U.S. economy has become alarmingly dependent on government stimulus," said Madeline Schnapp, director of Macroeconomic Research at TrimTabs, in a note to clients. "Consumption supported by wages and salaries is a much stronger foundation for economic growth than consumption based on social welfare benefits."

One reason for this is that social welfare benefits are paid for with borrowed money that we can't afford to pay back. But our rulers are interested in social justice (aka socialism), not economic growth, which is said to oppress the sacred polar bears.

Bad as things are now (the economy having "recovered" notwithstanding), they will get worse.

Only this year has the first round of baby boomers begun collecting Medicare benefits — and here comes 78 million more.
Social welfare benefits have increased by $514 billion over the last two years, according to TrimTabs figures, in part because of measures implemented to fight the financial crisis.

We are only in the foothills of the financial crisis. Unless we can compel our rogue government to stop deepening the crisis in the name of fighting it, the full scale of the problem will soon be revealed.

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Over we go, thanks to Big Government.

On a tip from G. Fox.



Moonbat Tech: Treepod Air Scrubbers

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:41 PM

You would expect eco-kooks to like trees. After all, trees absorb carbon dioxide, which is harmless, but held to be a pollutant according to moonbat ideology. But being liberals, they can never leave well enough alone, preferring instead to replace trees (no doubt at public expense) with preposterous pseudo-trees that bear as much resemblance to the genuine item as a shih tzu does to a real dog.

[A]n initiative from Mario Caceres and Cristian Canonico of the Influx Studio in Paris, working with SHIFTboston, is looking to roll out a man-made forest of air-cleaning Treepods throughout Boston … which are powered by solar and kinetic energy.
SHIFTboston is an incentive aimed at focusing new, exciting, innovative and environmentally responsible ideas to transform Boston into a more dynamic city. Hoping to help the city of Boston reduce its carbon dioxide, Caceres and Canonico from Influx Studio in Paris have come up with what they describe as a CO2-scrubbing living machine called Treepods, that is said to "embody and artificially enhance the capacity of trees to clean the air."
The carbon dioxide removal process used by Treepods is based on technology developed by Dr Klaus Lackner, director of the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy at Columbia University. It enables the energy-efficient capture of carbon dioxide from air. He was inspired by his daughter's prize-winning 8th grade project which successfully extracted carbon dioxide from the air using a fish tank pump and a battery, and proceeded to create a machine which cleansed the air like a living tree.

But Treepods are even more enviro-friendly than real trees because they don't replace the carbon dioxide with oxygen, which only encourages humans who breathe it to exhale more carbon dioxide. Also, Treepods are made of recyclable polyethylene terephthalate. This is fortunate, since it won't be long before they are recycled into something more useful, like disposable water bottles.

The designers see the structures taking on three different modular shapes — a single isolated unit, three units together to form a hexagonal structure, and a group of Treepods to create an urban canopy. The intention would be to create a network of Treepods to embrace the whole of Boston.

Maybe the idea is to cause visiting Yankees to laugh so hard that the Red Sox will be able to handle them.

As with all of the eco-left's deranged pie in the sky projects, there are technical shortcomings:

Not all of the energy requirements could be met by solar power alone, so the designers also propose installing some sort of playing device, such as a seesaw which could harvest the kinetic energy of play.

If there are no kids on the teeter-totter, the eco-trees can just fall back on the electric grid, at least until Big Government has finished choking off our supply of affordable electricity generated by burning coal.

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Incredibly, they seem to be serious.

On a tip from Air2air.



Leftist Propaganda From Hollywood May Have Triggered Frankfurt Terror Attack

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:57 AM

Liberal director Brian De Palma's outlandishly inflammatory anti-American propaganda film Redacted may have bombed at the box office, but it appears to have accomplished its purpose by directly leading an Islamist to murder Americans:

Arid Uka, who shot and killed two American servicemen at Frankfurt Airport [last] Wednesday, has told German police that he was motivated in part by a video that he saw showing American soldiers "plundering a house and raping a girl" in Afghanistan. According to Germany's deputy Attorney General Rainer Griesbaum, Uka is supposed to have viewed the video on YouTube.
An Islamist propaganda video roughly matching Uka's description is in fact to be found on YouTube. On November 20, 2010, a German-language YouTube user going by the name "24jasmina" uploaded the video under the title "American Soldiers Rape our Sisters! Awake Oh Ummah." …
The video begins with roughly 80 seconds of footage apparently showing American soldiers marauding in a family's home and raping a teenage girl. The footage appears to be filmed with a night vision camera and comes complete with vulgar and incriminating dialogue. At one point during the rape scene, gunfire can be heard off-camera and then a soldier on camera says: "I f****** killed them all."
The same footage can also be seen on YouTube under the English-language title "Footage of Abeer Qassim." The description specifies "rape footage of Abeer Qassim." Unlike the German-language YouTube page, however, the English-language page indicates that the footage comes from the Brian De Palma film Redacted. …
De Palma's 2007 release was largely made to look "as if" it was filmed by an amateur cameraman documenting real events.

If Sarah Palin bears responsibility for the Jared Loughner shootings due to surveyor symbols on a map that Loughner almost certainly never saw, think how much guilt hangs over De Palma. But I doubt he's losing any sleep over it. It's more likely that he's pleased to have struck a blow against America on behalf of its enemies. The film's financier Mark Cuban (leftist owner of the Dallas Mavericks) really got his money's worth.

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Evil Tinseltown creepazoid Brian De Palma.

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Trash Collectors Refuse to Pick Up Toxic Eco-Bulbs

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:46 AM

Nothing could more perfectly summarize the perverse insanity of eco-fascism than Big Government's war on the incandescent light bulb. Because sanctimonious bureauweenies are winning this war, traditional light bulbs will soon be illegal, leaving us with inferior yet more expensive compact fluorescents, which are so toxic that garbagemen are balking at their presence in the trash:

Councils across the UK are refusing to pick up low-energy lightbulbs from homes as they contain toxic mercury, which gives off poisonous vapours.
But confused consumers are putting the new bulbs — classed as hazardous waste — in their dustbins when they burn out, potentially putting the safety of thousands of binmen at risk. …
A study by Germany's Federal Environment Agency found that when [a compact fluorescent bulb] breaks, it emits levels of toxic vapour up to 20 times higher than the safe guideline limit for an indoor area.

Yet Europeans and Americans alike will be forced to use them anyway — for the sake of the environment.

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Twisted.

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Government Motors Lobbying Expenditures Shoot Into Stratosphere

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:28 AM

By now most of us are familiar with the process by which Democrats and public sector unions enrich each other at everyone else's expense. Democrats see that the unions get all the money they want, even if they have to borrow it from the communist Chinese and leave our grandchildren with the bill. In return, unions funnel much of the money back to Dems as campaign contributions. Now that Comrade Obama has partially nationalized the auto industry, the same principle is at play, as Big Government illustrates with this graphic:

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GM can afford to "lobby" (i.e., bribe) our rulers with buckets of money, because it's our money. They have to spend it on bribes instead of building better cars, or bureaucrats won't keep the pipeline open between our bank accounts and their coffers.

Socialism is a particularly malignant form of systematized corruption. Freedom works. Corruption doesn't. For evidence, you can go back a few years to the USSR, or forward a few years to the USSA.

On an anonymous tip.



No Interest in Moonbat Messiah as Commencement Speaker

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:15 AM

Only a few $trillion in wasteful spending ago, Barack Hussein Obama was the hottest item since the hula hoop. But there is one good thing about vacuous hype — it doesn't last:

When the White House announced its "Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge" last month, officials expected to be deluged with hundreds if not thousands of applications from students asking President Obama to speak at their graduation ceremonies.
After all, for the 2010 Commencement Challenge, more than one thousand schools applied for the honor. Kalamazaoo Central High school ultimately won.
This year the response was, shall we say, underwhelming.
Just three days before the original February 25 deadline, the White House had received only 14 applications.

The story broke after CBS got ahold of an internal White House memo on the matter, which read in part, "Something isn't working." That's putting it mildly. Even high school educrats have noticed.

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The erstwhile Anointed One isn't taking it well.

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Public Sector Union Sues to Force Councilman to Waste Money by Not Answering His Own Phone

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:01 AM

Moonbatty San Jose provides one of the countless examples of why no operation controlled by unions is likely to be efficient:

At a time when San Jose faces more than a $100 million budget deficit and the prospect of hundreds of layoffs, San Jose City Councilman Pete Constant is battling with a City Hall employees' union over whether he should be forced to hire an administrative assistant.
Kevin McKenney of Santa Clara County Superior Court recently ordered that the case be taken to a costly arbitration instead of the state's Public Employment Relations Board — something both Constant and the city's attorneys had sought.
That decision pleased the city's 214-member Confidential Employees Organization, which contends the city was required to confer with the union before Constant decided to eliminate the position. The job — which requires answering phones, scheduling appointments and making photocopies, among other duties — pays about $70,000 a year.
"My concern quite frankly is not who decides the issues. It's getting a resolution on the core issue, which is: Who should determine how I staff my office?" said Constant, who was re-elected last year to a second term representing West San Jose.
The City Council's only Republican contends that residents of the district support his ability to make decisions for them. Besides, Constant said, he prefers to do all of the secretarial work himself, with help from four full-time council aides. And he contends that the $70,000 can be better spent on things such as resource fairs, helping neighborhood associations, an online database that updates Constant's office with constituent information and inquiries, and license fees for an iPhone app that allows residents to easily report problems.
But LaVerne Washington, president of the employees' association, said it is not Constant's prerogative to create his own "process and procedures," which she said conflict with labor agreements between the city and the union.

The more powerful the public sector unions, the more impossible it will be to scale our monstrously bloated government down to a size the economy can sustain. This is one reason why Democrats will go to any extreme to back them.

On a tip from wingmann.



March 8, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:10 PM

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On a tip from TED.



More Fairness and Balance From Delusional NPR Ideologues

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:05 PM

Al Gore was right: the science is settled. Never mind the more than 1,000 scientists who consider it fraud, the global warming crisis is as real as the screen in front of you. If you don't agree, you're as dumb as someone who won't take Obama's birthplace on faith, which is the same as thinking the earth is flat. We know all this because we have been told by our intellectual superiors, top NPR bigwigs Ron Schiller and Betsy Liley, as James O'Keefe's latest undercover bombshell continues:

Defunding this pretentious phlegm clot of a radio network is only the beginning. NPR doesn't pay taxes. Why not?

Via Breitbart.tv, on a tip from Fred C. Dobbs.



W Conducting the US Marine Corp Band

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:43 PM

Just because W still gets under moonbats' sallow skin:

If Comrade Obama tried this, the band would start playing the Three Stooges theme song.

On a tip from x101ABNDevil.



Jesse Jackson Junior Calls for Communism

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:55 PM

Only one man could take moonbattery to more preposterous extremes than Jesse Jackson: his communist offspring Rep. Jesse Jackson Junior (D-IL). Here Triple J calls for amending the Constitution to include the "basic" right to free iPods and laptops for everyone, coercively paid for by everyone else:

In a free country, goods and services are provided through voluntary exchange. In liberal utopia, the goods and services provided by others are your "right"; that is, they are provided through coercion. We used to call this slavery.

On tips from J and Conan. Via The Blaze and Breitbart.tv.



Obnoxious Racist Harasses Black Employees

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:04 PM

Despite the liberal narrative promoted through the media, racism against blacks has become exceedingly rare in America. But Hans Bader proves that you can still find it if you know where to look:

Press coverage of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Tex., usually focuses on her megalomania ("'I am a queen, and I demand to be treated like a queen,' Jackson-Lee once said"), her race-baiting (like claiming the Tea Party is an offshoot of the Ku Klux Klan, and that the government's response to Hurricane Katrina was racist), and her amazing ignorance (like not knowing that astronauts landed on the Moon, not Mars; and not knowing what happened in the Vietnam War).
But being a race-baiting megalomaniac is no crime.
It is against the law, however, to racially harass your employees. And a recent story in Daily Caller suggests that many of her black employees could have viable racial-harassment claims against her.

We already knew Jackson Lee is a horror to work for. It turns out she's more of a horror to some than others:

She is reportedly "harder on black staff." Black staffers lamented that she was "far harsher to the African Americans who work for her. '"You stupid mother-effer" was like a constant,' says one," uttered "'all the time … towards her African American staffers,'" whom "'she felt comfortable enough'" around "'to really curse out,'" unlike "'other ethnic groups in the office.'"

Yet somehow I doubt that Al and Jesse will show up in front of her office with their megaphones any time soon.

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Extra mean to black folks.



Campaign Promises Kept

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:27 PM

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Remember back before the catastrophic 2008 election, when Obama made this promise?

"Under my plan … electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket."

Remember this one?

"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That's not leadership. That's not going to happen."

He's coming through on his promises to put an end to affordable energy, thereby stalling the economy and guaranteeing high inflation and unemployment. But strange as it is to see a slick politician honoring promises, no one familiar with Obama's background can be surprised that he is destroying the economy.

On a tip from TED.



Zimbabwe to Supply Iran With Uranium

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:59 AM

Now that social justice has replaced neo-colonialism in Zimbabwe, the former Breadbasket of Africa is one of the worst basket cases on the planet, featuring racist oppression, fallow confiscated farms, starvation, and essentially worthless currency. The drawbacks of having a moonbat like Oxford-educated socialist Robert Mugabe in charge don't end there — the whole world could be affected, as Mugabe steps up to provide Iran with uranium for its nuclear weapons program:

Simbarashe Mumbengegwi, Zimbabwe's foreign minister, said the sanctions — which prohibit member states from providing Iran with raw materials that it could use to make a nuclear weapon — were unfair and hypocritical.
He said that Zimbabwe, which is also the subject of sanctions over human rights abuses perpetrated by President Robert Mugabe's supporters, would benefit economically from the agreement.
A leaked intelligence report suggests Iran will be awarded with exclusive access to Zimbabwe's uranium in return for providing the country with fuel.

Those sanctions work wonders, don't they? No wonder moonbats prefer them to the credible threat of force.

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Applied social justice in Zimbabwe.

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Video Smoking Gun: NPR Loathes Normal Americans

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:36 AM

Having scored a devastating direct hit on Obama's alma mater ACORN, James O'Keefe turns his guns on the equally execrable leftist propaganda outfit National Public Radio. If NPR doesn't make you sick to your stomach yet, you haven't seen the video below featuring Ron Schiller, President, NPR Foundation, Senior VP, Development, moonbat, Islamophile, parasitical vermin feeding off your tax dollar. He confirms the most cartoonish stereotype of the treasonous and sneeringly elitist liberal media weenie as he badmouths normal Americans to people he believes to be Muslim activists in an attempt to recruit Islamists as alternate sugar daddies to the federal government.

First a little background from the Daily Caller:

A man who appears to be a National Public Radio senior executive, Ron Schiller, has been captured on camera savaging conservatives and the Tea Party movement.
"The current Republican Party, particularly the Tea Party, is fanatically involved in people's personal lives and very fundamental Christian — I wouldn't even call it Christian. It's this weird evangelical kind of move," declared Schiller, the head of NPR's nonprofit foundation, who last week announced his departure for the Aspen Institute.
In a new video released Tuesday morning by conservative filmmaker James O'Keefe, Schiller and Betsy Liley, NPR's director of institutional giving, are seen meeting with two men who, unbeknownst to the NPR executives, are posing as members of a Muslim Brotherhood front group. The men, who identified themselves as Ibrahim Kasaam and Amir Malik from the fictitious Muslim Education Action Center (MEAC) Trust, met with Schiller and Liley at Café Milano, a well-known Georgetown restaurant, and explained their desire to give up to $5 million to NPR because, "the Zionist coverage is quite substantial elsewhere."
On the tapes, Schiller wastes little time before attacking conservatives. The Republican Party, Schiller says, has been "hijacked by this group." The man posing as Malik finishes the sentence by adding, "the radical, racist, Islamaphobic, Tea Party people." Schiller agrees and intensifies the criticism, saying that the Tea Party people aren't "just Islamaphobic, but really xenophobic, I mean basically they are, they believe in sort of white, middle-America gun-toting. I mean, it's scary. They're seriously racist, racist people."
Schiller goes on to describe liberals as more intelligent and informed than conservatives. "In my personal opinion, liberals today might be more educated, fair and balanced than conservatives," he said.

See for yourself what the effete pointy-headed moonbats at NPR think of you:

Could you imagine how clueless someone would have to be to expect unbiased information from ultra-partisan ideologues like this leftist worm? One penny stolen from decent Americans and handed over to NPR is a penny far too many.

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Eschewing Victory, Military Aims for Diversity

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:24 AM

Since our "Commander in Chief" is uncomfortable with the concept of victory, what exactly is the purpose of our military? As the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell indicates, it is a vast laboratory for social engineering experiments. Next come de facto race and gender quotas to get rid of all those politically incorrect white males:

The U.S. military is too white and too male at the top and needs to change recruiting and promotion policies and lift its ban on women in combat, an independent report for Congress said Monday.
Seventy-seven percent of senior officers in the active-duty military are white, while only 8 percent are black, 5 percent are Hispanic and 16 percent are women, the report by an independent panel said, quoting data from September 2008.

So much for the moonbat canard that war is a racist plot to kill minorities.

One barrier that keeps women from the highest ranks is their inability to serve in combat units. Promotion and job opportunities have favored those with battlefield leadership credentials.
The report ordered by Congress in 2009 calls for greater diversity in the military's leadership so it will better reflect the racial, ethnic and gender mix in the armed forces and in American society.

Aren't you glad the government doesn't run the NFL — yet?

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Not the way to win wars.

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Obama Beer

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:08 AM

Don't get the idea that our alleged president spends all his time playing golf while the world comes unraveled. Sometimes he brews beer:

Barack Obama will go down in history as, among other things, the first president to brew his own beer in the White House.
The blog Obama Foodorama reported this week that the president's Super Bowl party featured a selection called "White House Honey Ale," brewed right at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. …
Although the White House isn't ready to release the recipe yet, a spokesman told Foodorama that "White House Honey Ale" isn't a one-time thing.
"It is very safe to assume that there will be more White House beer in the future," White House East Wing spokeswoman Semonti Stephens said.

Pundit House comments:

Who knows, maybe The One can use his hops-and-change concoctions to toast Obamacare waivers topping the 1,000 mark, or for record-breaking deficit spending, or mayhem raging in the Middle East, or skyrocketing oil prices, or the Left's new civility, or — well, you get the picture.

Besides helping to fill the brief gaps between vacations if the weather doesn't permit golf, home brewing will also ensure a ready supply the next time he paints himself into a corner with his reflexive racism and has to hold a beer summit.

It is certainly nice to see Obama finally developing useful skills, since with any luck he will join the multitudes of the unemployed in two years.

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The Personification of Liberalism Takes a Little Snooze

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:12 AM

If you can be killed by a lowly tapeworm, then it is conceivable that America really will be destroyed from within (or below) by people like the guy on the floor:

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Via Gateway Pundit, on a tip from SR.



March 7, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:14 PM

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Via Breakdown of America, on a tip from SR.



Michael Moore, Union Champion — When Others Have to Pay

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:04 PM

Rest easy, publicly employed proletarians of Wisconsin. The forces of capitalist oppression and fiscal sanity will be held at bay by communist Man of the People Michael Moore:

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore is urging Wisconsin residents to fight Republican-backed efforts to strip most public workers of their collective bargaining rights.
Moore spoke to thousands of people during a rally Saturday outside the Wisconsin Capitol, where demonstrators are nearing their third straight week of protests.
The crowd roared in approval as Moore implored protesters to keep up their struggle against Republican Gov. Scott Walker's legislation, comparing their fight to Egypt's revolt.
Moore says the wealthy have overreached, first taking the working class' money and then taking their souls by shutting them up at the bargaining table.

Stealing your money to finance platinum plating on public sector union benefit packages and Democrat political campaigns is social justice. Slightly slowing down the gravy train when the money simply isn't there anymore is "taking the working class' money."

As Moore spewed his Marxism, I doubt he mentioned that he snubbed union workers when making his anti-capitalist propaganda film Capitalism: A Love Story.

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Next he'll join Michelle Obama in preaching about our eating habits.

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Cutting Edge Boldness From Tinseltown Degenerates

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:02 PM

It seems there is no limit to how far the entertainment industry will push the envelope regarding obnoxious anti-religious bigotry. But don't hold your breath waiting for this story

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…to be followed up by this one:

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Compliments of Wyatt's Torch.



Workers Unite Against Capitalist Exploiter Arianna Huffington

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:08 PM

What's good for the goose is good for leftist blogger Arianna Huffington, whose unpaid staff have had enough of her capitalist exploitation:

Arianna Huffington is being cast by some unpaid Huffington Post contributors as an unethical robber baron. With Huffington awash in funds from AOL's $315 million purchase of the Huffington Post, contributors have called a strike to demand proper compensation.
The Huffington Post, established in 2005, emerged as a leading source of aggregated news content and liberal commentary written by unpaid contributors. With the success of the site, founder Arianna Huffington rocketed to national fame…

…not to mention extravagant wealth.

Bill Lasarow, Publisher and Co-Editor of Visual Art Source, announced that his organization is "now going on strike. For now, at least, no more content from us will appear on the Huffington Post."
Visual Art Source members have contributed content to the Huffington Post for free since 2010. Lasarow wrote that "it is unethical to expect trained and qualified professionals to contribute quality content for nothing." …
While not paying contributors is perfectly legal, Lasarow noted, it is "unethical and oh so very hypocritical."

Queen Arianna responded by snorting into her cognac that she doesn't care if the serfs go on strike because no one will notice if a few of them stop coughing up their bilious moonbattery anyway.

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Others do the work; she gets the money.

On a tip from Oiao.



Say Good-Bye to Reliable Energy

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:51 AM

Isn't it nice how you just flip a switch and the lights come on, and you can sit down to work at your computer whenever you need to? Enjoy these conveniences while you can, because reliable electricity is among the privileges the moonbat ruling class plans to revoke:

Electricity consumers in the UK will need to get used to flicking the switch and finding the power unavailable, according to Steve Holliday, CEO of National Grid, the country's grid operator. Because of a six-fold increase in wind generation, which won't be available when the wind doesn't blow, "The grid is going to be a very different system in 2020, 2030," he told BBC's Radio 4. "We keep thinking that we want it to be there and provide power when we need it. It's going to be much smarter than that."

This gives a clue as to what the word smart means in the context of green energy. Holliday continues:

"We are going to change our own behaviour and consume it when it is available and available cheaply."

That is, make sure to get your work done and your TV watching in during wind storms. When the winds are calm, you can sit in the dark, shivering and thinking pure thoughts about the polar bears.

Why would Britain's rulers want to deprive their subjects of electricity? It's all about power in more ways than one:

Under the so-called "smart grid" that the UK is developing, the government-regulated utility will be able to decide when and where power should be delivered, to ensure that it meets the highest social purpose. Governments may, for example, decide that the needs of key industries take precedence over others, or that the needs of industry trump that of residential consumers. Governments would also be able to price power prohibitively if it is used for non-essential [according to bureaucrats] purposes.

No one dumb enough to believe that replacing efficient energy sources with whimsical windmills will improve the weather will have climbed very high in the power structure. The purpose of "green energy" is the same as the purpose of literally all liberal initiatives: increasing government control.

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Did Progressives Engineer 2008 Crash?

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:36 AM

America would not have gone completely off the rails to elect a mysterious but obviously unqualified ultra-left community organizer President of the United States if it weren't for the panic surrounding the 2008 economic meltdown, combined with John "More of the Same" McCain's admitted incompetence on economic matters. But the excellent timing of the financial crisis from Democrats' point of view was conspicuously absent from a Pentagon report on the likelihood that it was deliberately triggered by America's enemies:

Evidence outlined in a Pentagon contractor report suggests that financial subversion carried out by unknown parties, such as terrorists or hostile nations, contributed to the 2008 economic crash by covertly using vulnerabilities in the U.S. financial system.
The unclassified 2009 report "Economic Warfare: Risks and Responses" by financial analyst Kevin D. Freeman, a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Times, states that "a three-phased attack was planned and is in the process against the United States economy." …
"There is sufficient justification to question whether outside forces triggered, capitalized upon or magnified the economic difficulties of 2008," the report says, explaining that those domestic economic factors would have caused a "normal downturn" but not the "near collapse" of the global economic system that took place.

Who says they were outside forces? Nancy Morgan at American Thinker recalls September 15, 2008:

Obama and McCain are virtually tied in their race for the presidency. Out of nowhere, in the space of less than 2 hours, the Federal Reserve noticed a tremendous drawdown of money market accounts in the U.S. to the tune of $550 billion. Rep. Paul Kanjorski of Pennsylvania said that if authorities had not closed the banks, $5.5 trillion would have been withdrawn from US banks, which would have caused the collapse of the US within 24 hours.

A panic phase was necessary to get Obama into office. That has passed, but the war on our economy continues, dovetailing perfectly with the hard left's goal of reducing America to a second-rate power while imposing a collectivist economy.

George Soros, bankroller of all things radical left, has been fingered for engineering financial crises in Asia and Britain. Now he says the world's America-based financial system has collapsed. There's no need to wonder what this outspoken internationalist/oligarchical collectivist thinks we should replace it with. But it would be interesting to know how much he had to do with the 2008 crash.

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One spooky moonbat.

On a tip from Kevin R.



Comrade Obama Back on the Golf Course

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:14 AM

If only Comrade Obama were dismantling our country single-handedly, America would be saved by his frivolity and laziness:

Well, the mercury has crept back up above 60 degrees here in Washington, and so it's time once again for President Obama to head out to the golf course.
This is the president's 60th time golfing as president, meaning Obama has spent two months of his presidency on the golf course.
The rounds usually take about five hours, including motorcading back an forth to the course.
According to statistics compiled by CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller, who keeps close tabs on the president's activities, Obama played 30 rounds in 2010, 28 rounds in 2009, and two this year, including today.
George W. Bush gave up golfing in 2003, explaining why he did it in a 2008 interview with POLITICO.
"I don't want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander in chief playing golf," he said. "I feel I owe it to the families to be in solidarity as best as I can with them. And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal."

That it does. But at this point anyone who still takes Obama seriously as an American leader is a glassy-eyed true believer who will never be dissuaded by any amount of fiddling around while Rome burns.

Obama clearly is addicted to the game and probably feels he needs to play to get his mind off of Washington, generally choosing the company of young administration staffers instead of lawmakers or senior aides.

Unfortunately there are vast armies of termite-like bureaucrats busily eating away at what's left of our economy and our liberty as the Historic First Adolescent President goofs off with youngsters.

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On tips from Conan and G. Fox.



Flushing Your Children's Money Down Foreign Toilets

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:04 AM

Big Government's lust for wasting our money is so vast, it can't be contained by our borders. This is why the kleptocrats in DC give it away by the $billions overseas. Refer to the interactive version of the map below and you can see how much is going where:

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We borrow the cash for these handouts, which go largely to hostile dictatorships. Remarkably, $27,200,000 is being showered upon the communist Chinese, our largest creditor. That is, we borrow money from the ChiComs, give them the money, then leave it for our kids to pay back the loan with interest.

At least now that everyone knows we don't have money to give away the insanity will stop, right? Wrong. Our post-American president has committed himself to doubling foreign aid during his reign, as part of the plan to loot us into bankruptcy.

Hat tip: Reaganite Republican.



$7.5 Million to Clean Up After Leftist Pigs at Wisconsin State Capitol

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:46 AM

They've finally flushed the commies out of the state capitol building in Madison. Now comes the cleanup:

State officials said Thursday that damage to the marble inside and out the State Capitol would cost an estimated $7.5 million.
Cari Anne Renlund, chief legal counsel for the state Department of Administration, said in Dane County court that estimates of damage to marble includes $6 million to repair damaged marble inside the Capitol, $1 million for damage outside and $500,000 for costs to supervise the damage.

Unionized government labor doesn't come cheap.

One concern is the residue from tape that the state says is causing damage to stone and other surfaces inside the Capitol.

An example is the Veterans memorial that was covered in propaganda advancing the very socialist ideology the vets died fighting.

There's a reason leftists traditionally call their opponents pigs: because they themselves are pigs.

In contrast, the estimated combined cleanup cost of every Tea Party that's ever been held is $0, because unlike collectivist parasites, honorable people willing to take responsibility for themselves don't leave a mess behind.

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I wonder if they'll have to fumigate. Via Nice Deb.

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Where's Chucky Schmucky?

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:14 AM

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On a tip from TED.



March 6, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:33 PM

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Via Politifake, on a tip from Stormfax.



Public Union Collective Bargaining Explained

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:56 PM

What the Democrats are doing to us through public sector unions isn't complicated. But you won't hear it explained by their allies in the "mainstream" media.

Basically public sector unions are a money laundering scheme that allows the Democrat Party to help itself to our bank accounts. The scam has the further advantage of creating an army of potentially violent thugs that can easily be mobilized for political purposes, as Obama's Organizing for America has been proving in Wisconsin.

On a tip from Oiao.



Dipstick

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:32 PM

If you want to keep track of how low we're running on oil thanks to our rulers not allowing us to drill for it, just use a dipstick:

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Compliments of Sad Hill News.



Profiles in Countermoonbattery: Hans-Peter Friedrich

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:00 AM

Even the many cultures that have been crushed by Islam and erased, like classical Egypt and Christian civilizations throughout the Middle East, must have produced at least a few people with the backbone to resist the encroaching disease. If there had been enough, that part of the world wouldn't be a benighted hellhole today. Hopefully the new lands targeted for Islamic conquest won't come up short of the likes of German interior minister Hans-Peter Friedrich:

Just three days into the job, Germany's new interior minister is already causing his government a headache after wading into a highly delicate debate about multiculturalism and claiming Islam was not a key part of the German way of life. "Islam in Germany is not something supported by history at any point," Hans-Peter Friedrich told journalists on his first day as Thomas de Maiziere's replacement on Thursday.

Historically, the closest Islam came to Germany was the gates of Vienna. Western Civilization might no longer exist had it not been turned back.

Friedrich was speaking in the context of a probe by German authorities into last Wednesday's killing of two U.S. airmen at Frankfurt Airport, in which it is believed the 21-year-old Kosovan suspect Arid Uka was a lone operator motivated by radical Islamist beliefs. His comments were a play on words, turning on its head an earlier remark made several months ago by German President Christian Wulff, who said Islam now "belongs to Germany" because of the 4 million Muslims who live there.

Those 4 million would-be colonists have a choice: assimilate or leave — unless Germany chooses to assimilate into the Ummah, which we won't have to worry about if enough public figures show the guts to stand up to the Muslim–moonbat alliance.

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Friedrich: No dhimmi.

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Homosexual Brainwashing in Elementary School

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:25 AM

With these videos I rest my case for homeschooling:

Cambridge Friends School is a Quaker school, but kids can be subjected to the same perverse social engineering at taxpayer expense:

What possible benevolent purpose could motivate brainwashing small children into accepting as normal a potentially lethal form of sexual depravity?

On a tip from Cons.Underground.



Why Do You Have a Right to Your Money?

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:55 AM

A greedy union tantrum-thrower or one of their useful idiot supporters sums up modern liberalism in a single rhetorical question:

"Why do you have a right to your money?"

Seeing is believing (28 seconds in):

This is the essence of the conflict boiling over in Madison. Public sector unions, the Obama Administration, the media, and liberal "elite" deep thinkers like Michael Moore feel strongly that the money you work for is not yours, but theirs to redistribute as they see fit. Those who put up resistance to them are all that prevents the Soviet Union from being reestablished in North America.

On a tip from Oiao.



March 5, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:47 PM

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On a tip from TED.



Hundreds of $Millions of US Taxpayer Money Spent to Refurbish Foreign Mosques

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:52 PM

For all his crimes against our economy and our liberty, at least FDR didn't force us to finance Nazi parades in Germany during the Great Depression, which would have been the historical equivalent of this:

Meanwhile, the nation is literally on the verge of bankruptcy. But so long as the Fed hasn't yet reduced the money we work for to worthlessness, our liberal rulers will continue to steal it hand over fist and waste it in the most insulting manner possible.

On a tip from Bill T.



Teachers Unions Explained

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:29 AM

It would be hard to imagine a more malignant form of social cancer than teachers unions, which exist to funnel tax dollars to Democrats at the expense of education, with the result that with each passing year children learn less at a higher price.

Step 1: Bust the teachers unions. Step 2: Privatize education. Do it for the children, if not the economy.

On a tip from TED.



The Right Kids to Bully in School

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:33 AM

Our rulers strongly disapprove of school bullying — if by bullying you mean snickering at gender-inappropriate behavior. Bullies are advised to turn their hostilities instead toward decent kids who object to the killing of inconvenient babies. But they'll have to wait their turn until educrats are done putting the boot in, as this 2009 story from Whitehouse, Ohio reminds us:

On a tip from Cranky Catholic.



March 4, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:04 PM

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On a tip from the Only Other Conservative in Seattle.



Arnold Schwarzenegger Denounces Economically Feasible Energy

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:07 PM

Look at the bright side, California. Babs "The Dwarf" Boxer has another 6-year lease on life, and Governor Moonbeam is back at the helm, but at least you've seen the last of the moonbat RINO Governator — or have you?

Former governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger has called for the termination of fossil fuels, and anything else that stands in the way of US leadership in clean energy developments, at a federal energy conference in Washington DC.

This grand vision will be accomplished by ham-fisted government coercion on the model that has worked so well for the nearly bankrupt former Golden State.

Just in case Ahnold gets his way and fossil fuels are incrementally banned, now might be a good time to buy stock in pixie dust.

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The terminated Governator unveils his energy plan.

On a tip from Apostle53.



Comrade Obama Turns His Attention to Bullying

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:36 PM

Since there's nothing much going on in the world, the Community Organizer in Chief has turned his attention from golf to the topic of schoolyard bullying. As the appointment of a homosexual militant and apparent fan of NAMBLA to be Safe Schools Czars makes clear, when Obamunists say "bullying," they mean "getting teased for being the kind of kid who seems like he might turn out gay." That is, the privileged status homosexuals get for being alleged victims is to be extended to kids too young to be homosexual, in hopes of egging them on toward state-approved perversions.

AP reports:

President Barack Obama will host a White House conference next week on preventing bullying. … Aides say this is a personal issue for both the president and his wife, Michelle Obama. The president taped a message for the "It Gets Better Campaign" last fall following the deaths of several young people who were bullied for being gay.

A personal issue? I wonder why.

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Take heart, victims of bullying. Even if effeminate kids grow up to be metrosexual adults, they can still make a big mark in the world.

Graphic compliments of Lee.



Moonbat Tech: Make Your Own Gasoline

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:16 AM

It doesn't matter that our moonbat rulers haven't let Americans build an oil refinery since 1976. Now friends of the earth can start their own eco-friendly oil refineries. All they need is a pond full of algae and the Green Transformer:

The very muck that invades our pond and swimming pool is a goldmine! Actually, make that an oil well. I'm talking about algae and the potential to extract bio-oil from them. Green Transformer is a solar powered floating device that combines algae with a chemical additive and derives bio-oil on the spot.
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You're better off trying to get around on the gunk growing in your swimming pool than driving a Government Motors Volt.

On tips from Air2air and Stormfax.



UN Praises Gaddafi's Human Rights Record

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:00 AM

When watching moonbats flush the world down the toilet becomes too depressing, you can always turn to the United Nations for a little comic relief:

The UN Human Rights Council is set to adopt a major report hailing Libya's human rights record — despite moving to suspend the Arab country's council membership amid an international outcry over attacks on civilians.
The report shows countries applauding and commending Libya as they note "with appreciation the country's commitment to upholding human rights on the ground."

Here's how the farce works:

"The Universal Periodic Review system was touted as the No. 1 innovation because everyone would be scrutinized equally," said Anne Bayefsky, Eye on the UN chief, and senior fellow with New York-based Hudson Institute.
"But human rights abuser states caught on early that the rules enable them to line up countries that support them to speak on their behalf. The result is that human rights abuser states come away from the process looking like they were open-minded and had subjected themselves to scrutiny."
Iran, Sudan and Cuba are among countries that heaped praise on Libya's human rights record — despite themselves having poor human rights records, according to monitoring groups.

Canada also extolled the horrific Libyan regime, apparently out of sheer moonbattery.

Meanwhile, money stolen from your paycheck keeps the whole charade rolling along.

At least it must be some solace to the Libyans being bombed by their own government that their human rights have not been violated.

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Gaddafi: Fashion pioneer and UN human rights hero.

On a tip from GoY.



American Government Complicit in Smuggling Weapons Used to Kill Border Patrol Agent

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:53 AM

Confirmed: Our treasonous rulers have deliberately allowed American guns to be smuggled into Mexico, possibly so that Obama can use their presence there to undermine the Second Amendment.

An Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms senior agent assigned to the Phoenix office in 2010, [federal agent John] Dodson's job is to stop gun trafficking across the border. Instead, he says he was ordered to sit by and watch it happen.

It wasn't a one-off incident:

"I'm boots on the ground in Phoenix, telling you we've been doing it every day since I've been here," he said. "Here I am. Tell me I didn't do the things that I did. Tell me you didn't order me to do the things I did. Tell me it didn't happen. Now you have a name on it. You have a face to put with it. Here I am. Someone now, tell me it didn't happen."
Agent Dodson and other sources say the gun walking strategy was approved all the way up to the Justice Department.

The ATF not only allowed the smuggling, but videotaped it — making government denials utterly implausible.

Documents show the inevitable result: The guns that ATF let go began showing up at crime scenes in Mexico. …
Dodson feels that ATF was partly to blame for the escalating violence in Mexico and on the border. "I even asked them if they could see the correlation between the two," he said. "The more our guys buy, the more violence we're having down there."
Senior agents including Dodson told CBS News they confronted their supervisors over and over.
Their answer, according to Dodson, was, "If you're going to make an omelette, you've got to break some eggs."

Sound familiar? Walter Duranty used the same expression while whitewashing Stalin's genocide in the New York Times.

It has now been confirmed that Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, who came under fire by some illegal aliens while providing free police services to others, was killed with weapons put in enemy hands by our own rogue government as part of the ATF's Eric Holder-approved "Fast and Furious" program.

Terry himself was armed with beanbag rounds. We wouldn't want border agents injuring any potential Democrat voters.

A country that allows itself to be run by people who do not mean it well will not long survive.

On tips from wingmann, J, G. Fox, and SR.



NEA, UN Push Graphic, Perverted Sex Ed for Kids

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:55 AM

The damage done to children by the monstrous NEA extends beyond our shores. It has been egging on the comparably malignant United Nations to push twisted sex ed for kids in other countries:

"Oral sex, masturbation, and orgasms need to be taught in education," Diane Schneider told the audience at a [UN] panel on combating homophobia and transphobia. Schneider, representing the National Education Association (NEA), the largest teachers union in the US, advocated for more "inclusive" sex education in US schools, with curricula based on liberal hetero and homosexual expression. She claimed that the idea of sex education remains an oxymoron if it is abstinence-based, or if students are still able to opt-out.

Liberalism means coercion first, last, and always — which means no opting out. What does liberal sex ed mean? Social engineering:

Comprehensive sex education is "the only way to combat heterosexism and gender conformity," Schneider proclaimed, "and we must make these issues a part of every middle and high-school student's agenda." "Gender identity expression and sexual orientation are a spectrum," she explained, and said that those opposed to homosexuality "are stuck in a binary box that religion and family create."

The mission: undermine morality, Christianity, and the family, promote promiscuity and perversion. These people are already running our schools; now they want to run the rest of the world's.

Not that the USA has a monopoly on educrats who want to push sick sex on children:

A Belgian panelist at the same event explained how necessary it was to have government support when educating about anti-discrimination issues. He claimed that the "positive, pro-LGBT policies in Belgian schools are a direct consequence of liberal and open-minded legislation in Belgium," and went on to stress the importance of states in providing relevant materials for students and schoolteachers. He also held up Belgium's "gender in the blender" programs, which are discussion-based programs for Belgian teachers who want to discuss gender and transgender issues in their courses, as a model for other nations who wished to encourage their teachers to address these topics.

In addition to combating "gender oppression" by exposing kids to bizarre transsexual lifestyles, the UN and allied NGOs like Planned Parenthood are eager to "expose children to graphic content in their youngest years." Their motives are too ghastly to bear examination.

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Working with the NEA and Planned Parenthood to ram the liberal agenda down kids' throats everywhere.

On tips from Steve T and The MaryHunter. Hat tips: Atlas Shrugs, Right Wing News.



Progressive Utopia

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:08 AM

One day we'll have enough rules and regulations, and everyone will be safe.

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Compliments of Michelle.



March 3, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:29 PM

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Compliments of Jeremy.



Pakistani Children Playing Suicide Bomber

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:59 PM

While moonbats congratulate themselves on their admittedly remarkable ability to believe that Islam is the "Religion of Peace," this is how kids entertain themselves in the Muslim world:

If we don't start producing better leadership, these kids will grow up to kill our kids.

On a tip from The MaryHunter.



Michael Moore Confirms He Is a Communist

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:09 PM

Wealth belongs not to those who create it, not to those who own it, but to The People, to be distributed as corrupt, power-drunk bureaucrats see fit. Take it from one of liberalism's most influential mouthpieces, Michael Moore:

As for the mountain of money Moore has amassed with his anti-American propaganda films, that is not a national resource — it's his.

On tips from Milton and BURNING HOT. Hat tips: The Blaze, Michelle Malkin.



Northwestern University Offers Students Live Sex Show

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:09 AM

Undergraduate tuition at Northwestern University is a pricey $13,280/quarter. For that kind of money, students are not only kept out of their parents' hair, they are also offered cutting edge entertainment:

On Feb. 21, Prof. John Michael Bailey, a psychology professor known for pushing the envelope, invited students from his human sexuality class to observe a non-student naked woman being stimulated with a motorized sex toy on stage, NBC station WMAQ reported.
About 120 students attended the demonstration, which was curated by Chicago sex tour guide Ken Melvoin-Berg, according to the Northwestern Daily student newspaper.

Bailey explained that the lewd demonstration "helps us understand sexual diversity." He further opined that "Sticks and stones may break your bones, but watching naked people on stage doing pleasurable things will never hurt you."

Northwestern's Dean of Students Burgwell Howard defended this latest academic outrage by blathering that the sex show "falls within the broad range of academic freedoms — whether one approves or disapproves." However, as the prevalence of speech codes proves, academic freedom only applies when liberals approve.

On a tip from Ianto.



Wisconsin Teacher Jack Senzig Shares Political Pornography With Kids

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:18 AM

We should be grateful that Wisconsin public school teachers are too busy agitating in favor of their gold-plated gravy train to do their jobs, if the poison gushing out of Racine middle school music teacher Jack Senzig is any example of what they've been teaching kids. A couple of images from his blog:

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Senzig has posted a link to this blog from another blog devoted to choir members and parents, where he also indulges in leftist politics. The kids will have plenty of time to read up on his moonbatty views; Sanzig has canceled rehearsals so that he can "support his union."

On a tip from Peter. Hat tips: Real Debate Wisconsin, The Conservative Underground.



Sheila Jackson-Lee: Queen of Nastiness

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:49 AM

Constituents appalled by the rudeness leftist Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee shows them needn't take it personally. She's just as bad to her staff:

The Houston Democrat addressed one of her employees as "you stupid motherf***er." And not just once, but "constantly," recalls the staffer, "like, all the time."
Another Jackson Lee aide recounts the time her parents came to Washington to visit: "They were really excited to come to the congressional office. They're small town people, so for them it was a huge deal. They were actually sitting in the main lobby waiting area. … [Jackson Lee] came out screaming at me over a scheduling change. Called me a 'stupid idiot. Don't be a moron, you foolish girl' and actually did this in front of my parents, of all things."
Yet another staffer remembers requesting a meeting early on in her tenure to ask how best to serve the congresswoman. Jackson Lee's response: "What? What did you say to me? Who are you, the Congresswoman? You haven't been elected. You don't set up meetings with me! I tell you! You know what? You are the most unprofessional person I have ever met in my life." With that, Jackson Lee hung up the phone. …
For some, a job in Jackson Lee's office proved not just emotionally but physically perilous. One staffer recalls a frank conversation with his doctor, who told him he needed to quit. "It's your life or your job," the doctor told him, warning that the stress and long hours were wreaking havoc on his body.
Only a few on staff fought back. One of Jackson Lee's drivers became so frustrated with her abuse the person pulled the car over and demand she stop: "She's screaming and swearing. 'M.F.' everything. Finally I slammed on the brakes and told her to get the hell out of my car. I'm like 'I can't drive with you like this. Either get out, or you can calm down.' And she's like 'you need to go or get fired.' I'm like, 'that's fine. But I'm either leaving without you or you can calm down,'" the staffer said.
Jackson Lee then threatened to call the police and claim she was being held hostage in the car. But she finally did calm down when the staffer called her bluff, offering to flag down a Capitol Police officer to explain the situation.

The lesson her driver has for us is clear: We the People are still in charge if we don't let arrogant bureaucrats push us.

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Jackson-Lee (in red) throws a final shovelful on our respect for our leadership.

On tips from Apostle53, The MaryHunter, SR, Byron, and Toa.



March 2, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:24 PM

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Compliments of Wyatt's Torch.



Code Pinkos Chased Out of Miami's Little Havana

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:05 PM

A local CBS news station tries but fails to spin the egg off Medea Benjamin's face after her Code Pink outfit attempted to push moonbattery on people who know what it's like to live under communism:

There's only one way for an accused illegal alien terrorist to fail to elicit the sympathy of liberals: oppose collectivist totalitarianism.

On a tip from lonelypatriot.



If the Good Guys Were Running America…

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:32 PM

…they might arrange to have Gaddafi flown out of Libya — for his own safety of course:

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Compliments of Air2air.



NPR Reinvents Frances Fox Piven as Harmless Victim

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:48 PM

Canadian-born ultra-radical leftist Frances Fox Piven is coauthor of the Cloward-Piven strategy, which calls for placing impossible demands on the welfare state, collapsing the American economy so as to clear the way for Soviet-style communism. The strategy was used to bankrupt New York City in the 1970s, and remains the only coherent explanation for Barack Hussein Obama's obviously unsustainable economic policy. To this day, Piven remains a violent revolutionary committed to collectivist totalitarianism.

But in the alternate reality fabricated by National Public Radio, she's a lovable old lady and victim of the nasty Glenn Beck's rhetoric:

Glenn Beck calls her one of the most dangerous people in the world.
"I'm about 5-foot-6," Frances Fox Piven tells Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz. "I'm 78 years old. My hair is partly grey. I'm quite thin."
Piven is a professor at the City College of New York. In 1966, she and her late husband, Richard Cloward, wrote an article for The Nation outlining a plan to help the poor of New York and other big cities to get on welfare.
In their research, they found that not all the poor who were eligible to receive welfare actually did. They advocated that all the nation's eligible poor should apply. They felt such a strain to city budgets would force Washington to address the poverty problem.
Forty-five years later, Beck took to the airwaves of Fox News and his own radio program, warning the public about the obscure article.
"Let me introduce you to the people who you would say are fundamentally responsible for the unsustainability and possible collapse of our economic system. They're really two people," he said, "Cloward and Piven."
For about the last three months, week after week, Beck's been hammering away at Piven and her husband. From their 45-year-old article, he sees a vast conspiracy to overthrow the American financial system.

NPR pules that Beck's "factually untrue, crazy story" has led people to wish cancer upon poor Frances. The devil's best trick is to persuade you that he doesn't exist — or that he's just a sweet old lady who cares about the poor.

It shouldn't surprise anyone that NPR backs the Cloward-Piven strategy to the hilt. When the free market has been destroyed, it won't have any competition from radio stations that don't need to rely on coercion to generate revenue.

Vladimir Lenin said that capitalists would sell the rope used to hang them. But that's not how it works where public broadcasting is concerned. The rope is confiscated by Big Government in the interests of creating Even Bigger Government.

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Evil communist witch Frances Fox Piven.

On a tip from Seamus.



Muslims Call for Demolition of Statue of Liberty

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:28 AM

If flying jets full of innocent civilians into the World Trade Center wasn't perfectly symbolic of Islam's relationship to America, how about this — Muslims are calling for the demolition of the Statue of Liberty. From Shariah 4 America:

The Statue of Liberty, designed by Frederic Bartholdi, stands on Liberty Island in New York Harbor; representing Libertas, the Roman (false) goddess of Freedom, it is symbolic of the rebellious nature of the US constitution that elevates the command of man over the command of God.
In Islam, the public veneration of idols and statues is strictly prohibited. This has forced sincere Muslims to develop realistic plans that will aid in the removal of the Statue of Liberty.
Due to the scale of the task at hand, it is highly likely that rigorous safety checks will need to be employed before the demolition of the Statue of Liberty can commence; thus as a temporary measure, it is proposed that a large burkha is used to cover the statue, thereby shielding this horrendous eye sore from public view as well as sending a strong message to its French creators.
Post demolition, it is recommended that a minaret be built as a fitting replacement, allowing the glorification of God to be proclaimed daily as well as act as a powerful reminder of the superiority of Islam over all other ways of life.

It reads like a joke at the expense of Islamic arrogance, but the site actually seems to be on the level. Not that this will dissuade any liberals from reflexively siding with Muslims against the Americans they want to kill or enslave.

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A few renovations will enhance "tolerance" until they get around to tearing it down.

On a tip from Joe B. Hat tips: Before It's News, Patriot Freedom.



Separated at Birth?

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:24 AM

Wisconsin commie and Islamic Rage Boy:

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Compliments of Wyatt's Torch.



Gaddafi Resorts to Obamunism

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:33 AM

Is there nothing beneath unhinged Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi? In desperation, he has resorted to behaving like a Democrat. ABC's preposterous Christiane Amanpour reports:

At just about every bank we saw, there were long lines of men and women waiting for the cash handouts that Col. Moammar Gadhafi had just announced.
The leader was giving each family 500 dinars, the equivalent of about $450. For most people here, that covers salary for a month or two.
As we walked up with our cameras to talk to them, many burst into pro-Gadhafi chants once they realized we were visiting journalists. They were friendly, although some complained to the government minder with us that they had been waiting in line for hours and still had not received their handouts.

Let me guess: the handouts are "economic stimulus" and will be financed with money borrowed from China.

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Even more in common than we knew.

On a tip from Lyle.



Eric Holder Plays the Race Card

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:10 AM

Despite the lack of interest by the mainstream media, the revelation that New Black Panther maniacs who intimidated voters were not prosecuted because of a Justice Department policy of only enforcing civil rights laws if the plaintiffs are not Caucasians will not go away. Eric Holder, who denounced the USA as a "nation of cowards," has stuck his foot in his mouth once again by revealing that his loyalty to his race comes long before any loyalty to the law or America:

Attorney General Eric Holder finally got fed up Tuesday with claims that the Justice Department went easy in a voting rights case against members of the New Black Panther Party because they are African American.
Holder's frustration over the criticism became evident during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing as Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) accused the Justice Department of failing to cooperate with a Civil Rights Commission investigation into the handling of the 2008 incident in which Black Panthers in intimidating outfits and wielding a club stood outside a polling place in Philadelphia.
The Attorney General seemed to take personal offense at a comment Culberson read in which former Democratic activist Bartle Bull called the incident the most serious act of voter intimidation he had witnessed in his career.
"Think about that," Holder said. "When you compare what people endured in the South in the 60s to try to get the right to vote for African Americans, and to compare what people were subjected to there to what happened in Philadelphia — which was inappropriate, certainly that… to describe it in those terms I think does a great disservice to people who put their lives on the line, who risked all, for my people," said Holder, who is black.

In other words, it's okay to chase Whitey away from the polls with clubs, because His People endured worse in past generations.

That Obama would appoint an Attorney General with known terrorist sympathies was the height of arrogance. Every day that he fails to fire him is another finger poked in America's eye.

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Complements of HUGH.

On tips from Conan, G. Fox, J, and Oiao.



New Career Option for David Wu

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:49 AM

Rep. David Wu (D-OR) has a lot of loose screws even by Democrat standards. But Nancy Pelosi's lawn jockey has his back:

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer defended Rep. David Wu Tuesday against calls for his resignation over the congressman's mental health problems.
Hoyer insisted to reporters Tuesday that any calls for the Oregon Democrat's resignation are inappropriate and premature.
"He has said he is seeking mental health services and that is the appropriate step for him to take," Hoyer said. "You have a broken arm you get it fixed. I believe that mental illness and physical illness both are treatable. And we ought to treat them both as illnesses," he said.

Unfortunately his "illness" doesn't seem to prevent him from casting votes. But then, if Democrats couldn't vote while under the influence of psychiatric derangement, there wouldn't be much point in electing them.

Wu told the Associated Press on Sunday that he has no plans to resign despite concerns about his mental health. Last fall, Wu's staff urged him to seek professional help after he sent a photograph of himself dressed in a tiger costume and wrote e-mails in the voices of his children. Wu explained that the stress of campaigning and of separating from his wife prompted his unusual behavior. Seven of his staffers resigned during the fraught period last year.

Everything will be all right now; he told Good Morning America that he's taking medication.

In the unlikely event that Oregon liberals aren't flaky enough to send Wu back to Congress for an eighth term (he's already filed for reelection), he's got another line of work lined up: spokestiger for the pharmaceutical industry:

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Let's hope Tony the Tiger doesn't sue.

Artwork compliments of David B. Tips from Robert S. Pierre and G. Fox.



Rutgers Lets Homosexual Students Pick Their Roommate in Dorms

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:10 AM

Let's see, what else can universities do to encourage students to wallow in degeneracy while imposing perverted social engineering schemes? Here's an idea:

New Jersey's largest university will offer a gender-neutral housing program in three dorms that aims to make the campus more inclusive for gay students.
Starting this fall, gay, lesbian and transgender students at Rutgers University's New Brunswick campus can choose either male or female roommates under the pilot program.
Heterosexual students will also be permitted to live in rooms with students of the opposite sex. Men and women will share bathrooms.
Rutgers Residence Life director Joan Carbone says the idea came to life after talking with gay, bisexual and transgender students.

If only homeschooling worked at the college level.

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Next: Rutgers adopts a new flag.

On a tip from fwelton.



March 1, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:46 PM

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On a tip from TED.



Wisconsin State Senator Glenn Grothman Nearly Torn Apart by Communist Mob at State Capitol

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:39 PM

This is getting scary. But how would you expect Bolsheviks to behave? Hot Air explains the video below:

The clip is long and the key moment doesn't come until 2:50 in, but you won't be able to look away. The savior here, in the orange union t-shirt and sportsjacket, is Democratic Rep. Brett Hulsey; behind him, with white hair and glasses, is Republican Sen. Glenn Grothman. Watch and try to imagine what might have happened had Hulsey not been there. Even some of the protesters are sufficiently alarmed to start a chant of "peace-ful" to calm the more unruly ones down.

The moonbats came pretty close to going over the edge.

Needless to say, you won't see Tea Partiers behaving like this. But the leftist mobs our Community Organizer in Chief has conjured are not the left-wing version of the Tea Party. They're the American version of the Khmer Rouge.

Reagan said that freedom was never more than a generation away from extinction. Beyond that waits the jungle progressives have been pining for.

On tips from J, SR, and Oiao. Hat tips: Dane101, Gateway Pundit.



College Degrees, Arresting Criminals, and Equality Before the Law Found to Be Racist in Seattle

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:09 PM

Seattle proves yet again that liberalism is not so much an ideology as a particularly malignant form of psychosis:

Follow conservatism to its natural conclusion and you have the foundation of the USA. Follow liberalism even a few steps and you're a candidate for Thorazine.

On tips from Amy D and Kevin M.



Gaddafi Stands His Ground

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:06 PM

An old member of Obama's wider circle seems finally to be going under the bus. But the has-been terrorist is standing his ground:

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Compliments of Jim Lavery, who is in line for a contract with the Creators Syndicate if he gets enough votes on his countermoonbat cartoons at The Cartoonist Studio. To find his current cartoon, put Jim Lavery in the search box. As they say in Chicago, vote early and often.



Black Churches May Withdraw Support From Obama Over Anti-DOMA Ploy

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:22 PM

As Beelzebama* inevitably reveals himself as the unrighteous left-wing extremist he has always been, rifts are forming among the coalition that produced his disastrous election. His ploy to allow liberal states like Massachusetts to impose their homosexual "marriage" blasphemies on the rest of the country by refusing to defend the Defense of Marriage Act has earned him opponents in unexpected places:

A coalition of 34,000 black churches is blasting President Barack Obama's decision to stop defending the federal law that bans recognition of gay marriage.
The Rev. Anthony Evans, who heads the National Black Church Initiative, says Obama "has violated the Christian faith" by failing to uphold Jesus' teaching that marriage is between a man and a woman.
The Justice Department announced Wednesday that, at Obama's direction, it would not defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act in a court case where it's being challenged.
As a result, Evans says black churches must "reassess their extraordinary support for him."

Given what he's doing to our country in terms of morals, liberty, economic health, and international stature, that reassessment is due from everyone who made the mistake of supporting the Manchurian Moonbat.

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On a tip from Apostle53. *Thank you, RICH.



DHS Rolls Out Portable DNA Scanners

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:58 AM

The Department of Homeland Security doesn't want to overreach its authority by doing anything serious about the revolving door that serves as our southern border. But it doesn't hesitate to ogle nude images of us at the airport — or even scan our DNA:

This summer, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security plans to begin testing a portable DNA scanner, The Daily has learned.
The device, which has not yet been unveiled but reportedly resembles a desktop printer, is expected to make genetic tests far more common…
With nothing more than a swab of saliva, security officials can use the device to obtain genetic intel in less than an hour. …
Jim Harper, the director of information policy studies at the Cato Institute and a member of the DHS privacy committee, called the technology a game-changer, and one that officials are rolling out too hastily.
"There's going to be a rapid migration into collecting more DNA from more people," he said. "We're plunging into the unknown here."

Can the sort of people who are running our monstrously power-hungry government be trusted to use this technology in good faith? Hardly:

Harper, for one, is concerned that the DHS didn't consult their privacy advisory committee, of which he is a member, as it prepared to test the scanners.
"I'm frustrated that I'm learning about this from a reporter," he said. "This is exactly the kind of thing our committee should be reviewing."

As pointed out at Right Wing News, Obama et al. "sure seem determined to build themselves one heck of a database with all this info they're capturing."

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Artwork and tip compliments of Zappatrust.



Christians Found Unfit for Foster Care

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:52 AM

In yet another ham-fisted attempt to impose depravity as the new normal, Britain's moonbat rulers have denied Christians from taking in foster children when it came to light that they would not endorse the homosexual lifestyle:

Eunice and Owen Johns, aged 62 and 65, from Oakwood, Derby, went to court after a social worker expressed concerns when they said they could not tell a child a "homosexual lifestyle" was acceptable.
The Pentecostal Christian couple had applied to Derby City Council to be respite carers but withdrew their application, believing they would never be approved because of the social worker's attitude to their religious beliefs.
Today they asked judges to rule that their faith should not be a bar to them becoming carers, and the law should protect their Christian values.
But Lord Justice Munby and Mr Justice Beatson ruled that laws protecting people from discrimination because of their sexual orientation "should take precedence" over the right not to be discriminated against on religious grounds.

In a world run by moonbats, as in Animal Farm, some are more equal than others. Anyone pushing the militant homosexual agenda is very equal. Christians and decent people in general aren't equal at all.

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Owen and Eunice Johns: Insufficiently degenerate.

On a tip from Steve T.



Low-Flow Toilets Cause San Franfreakshow Sewers to Back Up

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:36 AM

When it comes to the fundamentals of civilized life — plumbing, for example — eco-moonbattery doesn't come cheap:

San Francisco's big push for low-flow toilets has turned into a multimillion-dollar plumbing stink.
Skimping on toilet water has resulted in more sludge backing up inside the sewer pipes, said Tyrone Jue, spokesman for the city Public Utilities Commission. That has created a rotten-egg stench near AT&T Park and elsewhere, especially during the dry summer months.
The city has already spent $100 million over the past five years to upgrade its sewer system and sewage plants, in part to combat the odor problem.
Now officials are stocking up on a $14 million, three-year supply of highly concentrated sodium hypochlorite — better known as bleach — to act as an odor eater and to disinfect the city's treated water before it's dumped into the bay. It will also be used to sanitize drinking water.
That translates into 8.5 million pounds of bleach either being poured down city drains or into the drinking water supply every year.

That's okay — so long as it allows eco-totalitarians to save the environment with their Al Gore toilets.

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Price is no object when the taxpayer picks up the tab.

On tips from wingmann, Kenneth, J, lunaticcringeradio, Cargo Pilot, and SR.



Shortage of Goodwill in Berkeley

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:34 AM

When it comes to the foreign terrorists detained at Club Gitmo, the moonbats of Berkeley spread their arms wide in sanctimonious welcome. But Goodwill stores that help Americans cause them to fold those scrawny arms across their sunken chests:

Solano Avenue merchants are trying to stop the nonprofit giant from opening a thrift store in the upscale commercial district, saying it would be a magnet for the homeless, noisy delivery trucks and bargain-hungry shoppers not likely to patronize the area's boutique baby stores and Persian rug shops.

Goodwill hasn't reached an agreement with the landlord yet, but…

That has not stopped some merchants from circulating anti-Goodwill petitions and asking the city to stop the project on the grounds that it would alter the character of the neighborhood. …
The city cannot act on the issue until Goodwill signs a lease and moves ahead with the permit process. If there are enough complaints, a public hearing on the permit could be scheduled.

Meanwhile, vacant storefronts have been growing more numerous along Solano Avenue. With a little help from bureauweenies, they should be able to keep one vacant rather than let used goods be sold to the lower classes.

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A Berkeley shopper.

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San Fransicko Moonbats Enraged by Coca-Cola Sign

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:23 AM

How much liberty would be left if a city were completely run and almost completely populated by progressives? San Francisco again proves that the answer is none:

A vintage Coca-Cola sign decorating the side of a San Francisco house is falling flat with some residents.
City officials say the painted sign in the Bernal Heights neighborhood violates anti-billboard laws and must come down.
And that's not the only offensive thing about Richard Modolo's sign. Some residents also want it removed, saying it promotes obesity by advertising a sugary drink.

Modolo has left the sign up for historic reasons. It dates back to the 1930s, the last time Americans saw their liberties go up in flames at such an alarming rate. It will no doubt please his neighbors that he could face a $100/day fine for his crime.

If he had put up a giant picture of homosexuals spreading AIDS with some appalling act of depravity, no one would have complained. Neighbors would have walked past smiling smugly, pleased with their own tolerance. But a good liberal only tolerates what the ruling class tells us to tolerate, and currently that does not include soda pop.

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Richard Modolo stands by his thought crime.

On a tip from Graycat.



Moonbat Pileup

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:31 AM

Silent video has come to light of moonbats at the L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station in DC during last fall's pathetic attempt to mimic Glenn Beck with the Rally to Restore Insanity by professional left-wing clowns Jon Leibowitz I mean Stewart and Stephen Colbert (see here and here and here). Here they brighten our morning by attempting to ride an escalator:

As 2008 proved, the results are just as disastrous but not as funny when they attempt to vote.

On a tip from GoY.