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June 30, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:54 PM

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Compliments of Cons.Underground.



Memory Like a Steel Trap

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:46 PM

That is, a rusted steel trap that doesn't work:

Notice how he can't keep his hand away from his nose? It makes you wonder what effect prolonged cocaine use has on a "steel trap" memory. He can't even remember his daughter's age.

Compliments of Granny Jan. Tips from TED and Byron.



The Return of Keith Olbermann

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:41 PM

Having figured out that no one watches Current TV, Keith Olbermann has produced a movie in a desperate attempt to reach an audience. The promising cast stars Michelle Malkin, Andrew Breitbart, and Hannah Giles, with Steven Crowder as the Queefster. Here's the trailer:

No word yet on when it will open in theaters.



Obama's Appalling Press Conference Unplugged

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:23 PM

Here's an annotated version of Comrade Obama's cringeworthy press conference yesterday:

All that's missing is the laugh track.

Despite jetting all around at colossal public expense on Air Force 1, Obama used the press conference as an opportunity to denounce the use of jets by private citizens as part of his class warfare rhetoric – even though part of his Porkulus went toward stimulating private jet sales.

By the way, unlike most of us, Obama only works about four hours a day — when he's not on vacation. Otherwise, how could he work in all that golf and fundraising?

Video compliments of Granny Jan and Jihad Kitty. Tips from Bob Roberts and BURNING HOT.



Looks Like They're Out of the Shadows

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:27 PM

A farcical Capitol Hill ceremony to celebrate the backdoor imposition of amnesty for illegal aliens was an opportunity to demonstrate that rule by Democrats and rule of law are mutually exclusive concepts:

It's not unusual for politicians on Capitol Hill to recognize citizens during hearings on legislation that would have a positive or negative impact on their lives.
But that tactic took a different turn this week when hundreds of illegal immigrants filled the largest hearing room in the Senate to openly participate in the proceedings.
And they did so without threat of arrest from the nation's chief immigration law enforcement official who was sitting in the front row: Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. …
Napolitano told this subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee that although the large group gathered was part of the population that is subject to deportation, there would be no enforcement of the law that morning.

In other words, business as usual. Her job of course is to protect our country by enforcing those very laws.

Many of the illegal immigrants were recognized by name by Sen. Dick Durbin (D.-Ill.) who led the panel, and commended by Obama administration officials who want to give them legal status under sweeping legislation called the DREAM Act.

Durbin opined that the criminals he had gathered as props could one day become Congressmen, Senators, or even the President of the USA. The part of the Constitution that requires the POTUS to be a natural born citizen must have gone out the window with the rest of that unfashionable document.

Durbin sneers at America's laws and sovereignty.

On tips from Incitatus, SR, and G. Fox.



North Korea Assumes Presidency of UN Conference on Disarmament

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:37 PM

If the United Nations didn't jump the shark long ago, it has now that North Korea has assumed the presidency of the Conference on Disarmament:

"Bare months after the U.N. finally suspended Libya's Col. Muammar Qaddafi from its Human Rights Council, North Korea wins the propaganda coup of heading the world's disarmament agency," the executive director of UN Watch Hillel Neuer said in a statement protesting the move. "It's asking the fox to guard the chickens … no system should tolerate such a fundamental conflict of interests. It's common sense that a disarmament body should not be headed by the world's arch-villain on illegal weapons and nuclear proliferation, notorious for exporting missiles and nuclear know-how to fellow rogue regimes around the globe."

It's also common sense that Americans should not be forced to fund this malignant and farcical institution. Meanwhile, the adolescent Marxist in the White House tells us that we must raise both taxes and the debt ceiling, because he can't find any spending to cut.

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The blind could see where all this moonbattery is heading.

On a tip from Byron.



Pink Swastika Comes Down on Thought Criminal

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:58 AM

Militant homosexuals have found they can impose their will by screeching that they are "oppressed." If anyone is oppressed, it's the resistance. Frank Turek explains what can happen to your career if you argue against their extremely pernicious agenda in your free time:

As described in several recent columns by Mike Adams, I was fired as a vendor by Cisco for my conservative beliefs about sex and marriage even though my beliefs were never expressed on the job. When a homosexual manager found out on the Internet that I had authored a book giving evidence that maintaining our current marriage laws would be best for society, he couldn't tolerate me and requested I be fired. An HR executive canned me within hours without ever speaking to me. This happened despite the fact that the leadership and teambuilding programs I led always received high marks (even from the homosexual manager!).

Homosexuality has been acknowledged as unhealthy, shameful, disgusting, and unholy all around the world from the beginning of history for good reason. It is far too unnatural to be mainstreamed without the use of force.

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Watch your thoughts or the pink swastika will come down on you.

On a tip from Son of Taz.



Jerry Brown Demonstrates Democrat Tax Policy

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:49 AM

Rather than take responsible steps toward climbing out of the hole it has dug itself into, California chose to return Governor Moonbeam to office. His response to the government-caused economic crisis demonstrates Democrat economics in a nutshell:

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law California's tax on Internet sales through affiliate advertising which will immediately cut small-business website revenue 20% to 30%, experts say.
The bill, AB 28X, takes effect immediately. The state Board of Equalization says the tax will raise $200 million a year, but critics claim it will raise nothing because online retailers will end their affiliate programs rather than collect the tax.

Maybe it won't raise any revenue, but at least it cracks down on capitalism — and not only in California:

Amazon has already emailed its termination of its affiliate advertising program with 25,000 websites. The letter says, in part:
(The bill) specifically imposes the collection of taxes from consumers on sales by online retailers — including but not limited to those referred by California-based marketing affiliates like you — even if those retailers have no physical presence in the state.

Rebecca Madigan, executive director of the Performance Marketing Association, confirms that the damage won't be limited to the Land of Fruits and Nuts:

"This law won't impact Amazon that much but it is a crisis for website owners who make revenue by placing ads on their websites for thousands of online retailers. Most of them don't have a physical presence in California."

Why would even a malignant kook like Jerry Brown support driving up unemployment still further when it won't produce any revenue? Here's a clue: he's a Democrat. What can't be explained by sheer malice usually involves crony capitalism:

California Retailers Association stated: "We thank Governor Jerry Brown and the leaders in the California State Legislature who have demonstrated their leadership and commitment to California businesses by passing and signing e-fairness into law. Small and large businesses across the state have been held at a major disadvantage by the current law that out-of-state online companies like Amazon.com and Overstock.com have exploited for years."

Apparently Brown broke the legs of small-time Internet entrepreneurs who can't afford massive campaign donations on behalf of their more generous big-box dinosaur competitors.

The reason Democrats ignore the Laffer curve, which shows how the higher they raise taxes beyond a certain point the less loot it will produce, is that taxes are not about money for them. Comrade Obama has advocated increasing capital gains taxes even if it decreases revenue. As the Moonbat Messiah might put it, the true purpose of taxes is to "punish our enemies, and … reward our friends."

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Thanks California.

On a tip from G. Fox.



Bitter Half Paints in $695 Pants

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:51 AM

Check out the Bitter Half proving that she is at one with the African people (even if American people are too fat for her taste) by dabbing paint on a mural in Botswana:

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Looks like she does a lot of painting in those jeans… except that like everything else with our rulers, they are fake. The designer Doodle Print Jeans sell for a staggering $695.00 — although I see they've gone on sale. But the Bitter Half isn't as far behind in fashion as she is in her 1960s politics.

Meanwhile the little people make do with Wranglers from Walmart as they struggle to pay their taxes so that Queen Michelle's extravagant vacation tabs won't go entirely onto the debt for their children to pay.

On a tip from Susan.



How to Have an Environmentally Sanctimonious 4th of July

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:45 AM

For Americans, the 4th of July is a time of barbecues and patriotic celebration. But for the New York Times and its remaining readers, it is a time of "atonement" and unwitting self-parody:

Food is responsible for 10 to 30 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. By many estimates, cooking represents more of a meal's carbon footprint than transport. For certain vegetables, it accounts for more emissions than agriculture, transport and disposal combined.
Fourth of July, the national celebration of combustion, presents an opportunity for atonement.

Moonbats atone by lessening their carbon footprint. This can be accomplished by not eating potato salad, because it requires energy to boil the potatoes. If you have to grill, use charcoal briquettes because they are recycled from scrap wood. Don't bake a pie; just warm up some fruit with the dying briquettes when you're done grilling. The earth will cool as a consequence, and the polar bears will praise your name.

Astonishingly, these delusional clowns are serious.

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Grill an extra burger to help keep the polar bears warm.

On tips from Byron and Incitatus.



Even John Lennon Outgrew Liberalism

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:34 AM

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Compliments of Cons.Underground.

Few people could better personify progressive politics than the creator of the moonbat anthem "Imagine." Yet, like wetting diapers, liberalism is a stage that is left behind in the course of healthy development. Elvis Presley loathed John Lennon for his leftist views, but might have thought better of him toward the end of his life, if it's true that Lennon finally began to grow up:

John Lennon was a closet Republican, who felt a little embarrassed by his former radicalism, at the time of his death — according to the tragic Beatles star's last personal assistant.
Fred Seaman worked alongside the music legend from 1979 to Lennon's death at the end of 1980 and he reveals the star was a Ronald Reagan fan who enjoyed arguing with left-wing radicals who reminded him of his former self.

According to Seaman,

"I also saw John embark in some really brutal arguments with my uncle, who's an old-time communist… He enjoyed really provoking my uncle… Maybe he was being provocative... but it was pretty obvious to me he had moved away from his earlier radicalism.
"He was a very different person back in 1979 and 80 than he'd been when he wrote Imagine. By 1979 he looked back on that guy and was embarrassed by that guy's naivete."

Imagine if Lennon hadn't been killed by a kook. He might be out hunting with Ted Nugent by now.

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It's never too late to leave adolescence behind.

On tips from J, Rob Banks, and BURNING HOT.



June 29, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:31 PM

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Via Tea Party Patriots.



Obama Flake

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:48 PM

Chris Wallace accused Michele Bachmann of being a "flake" for making gaffes. Pay attention, Chris; here's what a flake looks like:

On a tip from Fiberal.



The Effect of Liberal Sensitivity Training on Law Enforcement

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:13 PM

The Kelly Truth Squad addresses Chicago police chief Garry McCarthy's explanation for the epidemic of black on white mob violence in the degenerating city that gave us Barack Hussein Obama:

No civilization can survive for long with the likes of McCarthy in charge.

On a tip from G. Fox.



Lid Ready to Come Off Fast and Furious Gunwalking Scandal

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:42 PM

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Compliments of Zappatrust.

ATF whistleblower Vince Cefalu, who called attention to the Obama Administration's policy of undermining the Second Amendment by helping foreign criminals smuggle American guns into Mexico, has unsurprisingly been fired:

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is being accused of retaliating against an agent who helped publicize the agency's role in allowing thousands of guns to cross the U.S. border and fall into the hands of Mexican drug gangs.
The agent, Vince Cefalu, who has spoken out about the ATF's so-called "Project Gunrunner" scandal, says he was served with termination papers just last week, and he calls the move politically motivated.

The weapons smuggling scheme, which has gotten American agents killed, was politically motivated too — as is everything inflicted by the current administration.

Unfortunately for the Community Organizer in Chief, canning Cefalu isn't going to keep a lid on a scandal that makes Watergate look like a parking violation. ATF chief Kenneth Melson — whom Obama has tried to throw under the bus — will be testifying before Congress:

The head of the embattled federal agency that combats gun trafficking has agreed to talk with Senate investigators, a potentially important breakthrough as Congress tries to determine whether higher-ups in the Obama administration knew about a controversial sting that let assault weapons flow across the border into Mexico's drug wars.
The testimony — expected next month from Kenneth Melson, the acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — was brokered as part of a deal between Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and the committee's top Republican, Iowa's Charles Grassley. Grassley and his fellow Republicans were given full access to ATF documents, Melson, and other key witnesses; and in return, Grassley agreed to release three Obama administration nominees he had been blocking, according to correspondence obtained by NEWSWEEK and THE DAILY BEAST.

That's the way it works: you have to offer deals to get Democrats to allow an investigation against The Anointed One to go through. No doubt Leaky Leahy would stop Grassley altogether if he could, but it's too late for that.

If Melson were going to accept his role as scapegoat, he would have done it by now. This is going up the chain — and hopefully higher than Eric Holder, who has already been caught lying on the matter.

On tips from J, G. Fox, and Zappatrust. Hat tips: Hot Air, Gateway Pundit.



Obama Calls for More Looting

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:08 PM

Today's headline:

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No need to go into the effects of jacking up taxes still further while the economy staggers toward the second dip of the Great Recession — all of us including Barack Hussein Cloward Piven Obama know what they will be.

If the Loot & Waste economic policy isn't stopped in its tracks here and now, America's standard of living may never again be as high as it was before the Moonbat Messiah took office. Raise both taxes and the debt ceiling? If they wished this country well, they would have to be out of their minds.

On a tip from Wyatt's Torch.



Next After Homosexual "Marriage": No Marriage at All

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:43 AM

Many have assumed that next on the liberal agenda after homosexual "marriage" will be imposing on churches and the rest of society the concepts of marrying animals, inanimate objects, children, corpses, et cetera. But maybe they can go straight from gays to the ultimate objective — abolishing marriage completely, thereby destroying the family. What other purpose could there be to reducing a sacred institution to a perverted farce? Muslim comedian Dean Obeidallah lets the cat out of the bag at CNN:

Marriage is a badly bloodied and battered institution. So it's mind-boggling when people claim that allowing gay Americans to marry will somehow tarnish the sanctity of marriage.
Tarnish the sanctity of marriage? Do the names Tiger Woods, Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Edwards, Jesse James or Anthony Weiner ring a bell?

Because liberals have succeeded in rotting our culture to the point of producing an alarming number of irresponsible degenerates who break their marriage vows, Obeidallah concludes that "after what we straight people have done to desecrate the institution of marriage, gay marriages can only improve its image."

But healthy or sick, no one should get married because

Marriage is as outdated as a Sony Discman and MySpace.

Obeidallah prefers dating:

The word "dating" sounds fun. It conjures up images of walking hand in hand, stealing kisses and sitting in a rowboat together on a lake.
In contrast, the term "marriage" makes me think of electric bills, rug shopping and death.
Plus terms such as "husband" and "wife" sound so boring and decrepit. But "girlfriend" and "boyfriend" sound eternally young — like Peter Pan and Tinker Bell.

Where does the family fit in this adolescent scheme of human relationships? Obeidallah doesn't have the wits to think it through that far.

Of course Obeidallah is a mere comedian, a frivolous professional fool who probably only has access to CNN's soapbox because of liberals' post-9/11 love for all things Arab. But in an era when people literally get their news from Jon Stewart, shallow juvenile clowns have taken the wheel.

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Helping steer the course for our culture.

On a tip from Air2air.



If Chris Wallace Treated All Guests Like Conservative Women

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:41 AM

Establishment journalists are bold in their vicious assaults on conservative women, since all correctly thinking people hate those who give the lie to liberal identity politics. Even a gerbil like Chris Wallace will insolently smirk at Michele Bachmann, "the rap on you in Washington is you have a history of questionable statements, some would say gaffes … Are you a flake?"

Think how much more interesting Wallace's show would be if he had the spine to treat everyone this rudely. Doug Ross imagines a few of the questions he might ask his guests, including:

For Barack Hussein Obama:

"Are you a Marxist? I mean, that's what the rap on you is."

For Obama's Bitter Half:

"Are you a bit too ample in the derriere to be lecturing people on their diets? I mean, that's what the rap on you is — too much 'junk in the trunk', if you will."

For Joke Biden:

"Are you as stupid as you sound? Let's face it, that's what the rap on you is."

These questions would all be much more appropriate than his "Are you a flake?" jab, which Wallace will not soon live down.

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Junk in the trunk.



Michael Bloomberg: Fight Al Qaeda by Restricting Gun Sales

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:50 AM

The bureaucrats eating our country alive have countless ways to waste our money. Yet in the end, they only spend it on one thing: eradicating freedom. For example, New York City's Mayor for Life is spending money on ads urging restrictions on our Second Amendment rights lest al Qaeda gain access to firearms:

An ominous television ad commissioned by Mayor Bloomberg will soon blanket the airwaves — warning that Al Qaeda could exploit the so-called "gunshow loophole."
Bloomberg's anti-gun alliance raises the alarm that terror thugs may be trying to buy powerful firearms within the U.S.
The 30-second ad, which debuts Tuesday, uses images from a June 3 video released by Al Qaeda that features its American-born spokesman Azzam Al-Amriki urging would-be jihadists to obtain their guns here.
"This is a golden opportunity," said Al-Amriki. "America is absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms."

The ad doesn't mention whether the Obama Administration is helping Muslim terrorists acquire and smuggle the guns, as it has been doing for Mexican drug cartels in an attempt to lend support to exactly this line of propaganda.

Terror suspects have purchased 1,300 guns in the last seven years, the feds claim. Imagine how many guns law-abiding Americans have purchased — especially since the terrifying election of Barack Hussein Obama. Considering that all Muslims need is a few box cutters to kill us by the thousands, I'd say the Second Amendment favors the good guys.

Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is said to have said,

"You cannot invade mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass."

Yamamoto, Michael Bloomberg, the Obama Misadministration, and al Qaeda could all agree that it would help advance their agendas if Americans citizens weren't armed to the teeth.

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On a tip from Wiggins.



James Clyburn Pushes Moonbattery to the Border of Blasphemy

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:04 AM

The Left hates Christianity and America because both are bulwarks in the defense of individual liberty from oligarchical collectivism. Yet we hear this from Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC):

"I always find it very interesting that people talk all about their [failed attempt to pronounce 'fundamental'] Christianity and all these other religions, all of which teach love, all of which teach taking care of the poor, all of which talk about doing for the least of these. Yet, they continue to heap burden upon burden upon people who can stand it the least."

Heaping burdens means failing to support ever-climbing tax rates to finance Big Government's never-ending expansion.

Jesus cared about the poor, therefore He would have wanted you to endorse socialist tyrants stealing other people's money and passing along enough of it to financial underachievers in exchange for their votes to make sure they stay poor from one generation to the next. The commandment "Thou Shall Not Steal" was apparently a mistake, like the Second Amendment.

Clyburn goes on to denounce resistance to confiscatory levels of taxation as "un-American," echoing coercively financed left-wing PBS propagandist Mark Shields. Never mind that the country was founded as a reaction against over-reaching government.

If socialism were in any way consistent with Christian or American values, crosses and Old Glory wouldn't set liberals' teeth on edge.

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Sure to send Clyburn, Shields, et al. scurrying back under the stove.

On a tip from Jodie. Hat tip: The Blaze.



Muslim Mental Deficiency Caused by Inbreeding

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:33 AM

There was a time long ago when Muslim civilization predominated as a result of Islam imposing itself on what were then the most advanced parts of the world. Inevitably the barbaric ideology brought the Middle East into long-term decline. Today, people from the Islamic world often come across as crazy and not very bright. There's a reason for that:

Nicolai Sennels is a Danish psychologist who has done extensive research into a little-known problem in the Muslim world: the disastrous consequences of Muslim inbreeding brought about by the marriage of first-cousins.
The practice of marrying close relatives, which has been prohibited in the Judeo-Christian tradition since the days of Moses, was sanctioned by Muhammad and has been going on now for 50 generations (1,400 years) in the Muslim world.
This practice of inbreeding will never go away in the Muslim world since Muhammad is the ultimate example and authority on all matters, including marriage.
The massive inbreeding in Muslim culture may well have done virtually irreversible damage to the Muslim gene pool, including extensive damage to its intelligence, sanity, and health.
According to Sennels, close to half of all Muslims in the world are inbred.

For an example of the cretinism inbreeding can reduce people to, refer to the Prince of Wales.

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Inbreeding is serious business.

On a tip from Tom--Pa and Alan.



June 28, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:36 PM

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Via The Looking Spoon, on a tip from TED.



No Apologies From Todd Akin for Finding the Heart of Liberalism

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:31 PM

Refreshingly, Rep Todd Akin (R-MO) has no plans to grovel and beg forgiveness for having zeroed in on the essence of liberalism during a discussion of NBC's ham-fisted removal of God from the Pledge of Allegiance:

"Well, I think NBC has a long record of being very liberal and at the heart of liberalism really is a hatred for God and a belief that government should replace God."

Apologizing for telling the truth is the worst kind of lie. Kudos to Akin for standing firm.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit.



Mark Levin Takes Chris Wallace to Task

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:11 PM

Chris Wallace's disgraceful attack on Michele Bachmann will cost Fox News more than a few Sunday morning viewers for the foreseeable future. Despite what Wallace would have you believe, Rep. Bachmann is under no obligation to prove to smirking weenies that she isn't a "flake" for believing in America and its founding principles. But it does her no harm to have heavy hitters like Mark Levin in her corner:

Via Gateway Pundit, on a tip from Wiggins.



Bitter Half Spent Large in Africa

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:07 PM

Like the EPA, the Bitter Half is assiduously doing her part to usher in oligarchical collectivism by crushing our quasi-capitalist economy under government debt. You thought she was doing nothing over in Africa besides pigging out on French fries and fat cakes? Wrong:

First Lady Michelle Obama's trip to South Africa and Botswana last week cost taxpayers well over half a million dollars, possibly in the range of $700,000 or $800,000, according to an analysis by White House Dossier.
Many of the trip's expenses cannot be obtained with specificity, including the cost of local transportation for the first lady, Secret Service protection, the care and feeding of staffers, and pre-trip advance work done by administration officials in South Africa. …
Based on the plane's tail number and a description of it in a press pool report, it's clear Mrs. Obama flew over and back on a C-32, a specially configured military version of the Boeing 757 that also ferries the vice president on occasion and is sometimes known as "Air Force Two."
According to publicly available Defense Department figures, DOD charges other federal agencies $12,723 an hour to cover expenses for the use of a C-32. Based on the distance traveled and the flight speed of the plane, this adds up to about $430,000 for use of the aircraft alone. …
In addition, a military cargo plane typically accompanies a first lady on overseas trips to bring cars and other gear. It is not clear if a cargo plane also went along on this trip, but if it did — as is likely — it could easily have added another $200,000 to the cost, based on Defense Department rates for cargo planes.
Mrs. Obama's office did not respond to a request for comment.

They couldn't provide an accurate estimate of the total cost of the trip if they wanted to. Our rulers spend our money far faster than they can count it.

While the goals of her journey — "youth leadership, education, health and wellness" in southern Africa, according to the White House — are laudable, many may question whether such an expensive outreach overseas by the president's wife is worthwhile given the threat of the ballooning federal debt to the economy.

Laudable? Those trite platitudes aren't even meaningful.

Maybe the trip was a new stimulus package. When it comes to those, our Community Organizer in Chief confirms that frivolous wasting of other people's money is "the whole point."

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The Bitter Half accomplishing important work in Africa.

On a tip from J. Hat tip: Weasel Zippers.



America Under the Liberal Mob

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:02 PM

As Hopey Change progresses, America is becoming "fundamentally transformed" into a place where prominent conservatives can't take their family out in public for fear of being assailed by the liberal mob — as Glenn Beck learned last night at NYC's Bryant Park:

For those unfamiliar with Bryant Park, it hosts weekly showings of classic films during the summer months. Attendees bring blankets and picnic dinners and sprawl out on the park's great lawn while watching the films on a giant screen.
As Beck explained, he attended Monday night's public showing of Alfred Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps" with his wife and daughter. During the film, he was ridiculed, had someone "kick a cup" of wine on his wife and on his blanket, and even witnessed another person stand up and yell, "We hate conservatives here!"
"These people were some of the most hateful people I have ever seen," Beck said. "All I wanted to do is go out on a blanket with my family and have dinner in the afternoon sun and sit around Americans, not like-minded Americans, and just watch a movie in the park. And last night at about… when the movie was just about over, my wife and I got out because it was hostile."
When Beck left near the end of the movie, the crowd applauded.
"I don't know what kind of victory you thought you won," Beck said on radio in response, and later added, "I swear to you I think if I would have suggested, and I almost did, wow, does anybody have a rope, because there's a tree here, you could just lynch me. And I think there would have been a couple in the crowd that would have."

Nor is it safe to display the American flag in Pennsylvania:

Community members are upset after thieves damaged or stole more than 50 American flags in Uniontown, Fayette County.
The flags line several streets for the upcoming Fourth of July celebrations there.
Red stripes spaced with white, 50 stars on a field of blue — it's a design monumental to Americans — at least to most Americans.
"What they're doing is just cutting them off the poles and letting them lay on the ground," said Mike Gaydos, of American Legion Post 57.
Over the past two weeks, officials say more than 50 flags and poles have been stolen or damaged.

Despite the catastrophic election of 2008, this is still America. But it won't be for long if we don't put up some resistance. The liberal mob isn't getting any prettier.

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The liberal mob in action.

On tips from J and GoY.



State Department Sends Lady Gaga on Mission to Rome

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:25 AM

Staffed by internationalist fools, Islamophiles, and communist spies, the State Department has historically done little or nothing to advance American interests abroad. Some of us would like to hear even one good reason why it shouldn't be disbanded immediately, and the legions of treasonous Foggy Bottom bureauweenies forced to do constructive work for a living. Here's your good reason — provided you're a fan of Lady Gaga:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Monday that the State Department played an instrumental role in "sealing the deal" for pop-rock star Lady Gaga to perform at a gay pride rally in Rome, Italy.
Clinton specifically pointed to a letter that David Thorne, the U.S. ambassador to Italy, sent to Lady Gaga urging her to participate in the event.
"And then there is the work that our embassy team in Rome has been doing," Clinton said. "Two weeks ago they played an instrumental role in bringing Lady Gaga to Italy for a Euro Pride concert."

Their efforts were a big success:

On June 11, Lady Gaga performed at a rally at the ancient Circus Maximus in Rome, Italy. The rally followed a gay pride march through the city of Rome.

Why would Shrillary and her moonbat underlings care so much about Lady Gaga making a big splash in Rome? Because it is the center of Catholicism, and Ms. Gaga is a shrill advocate of homosexual "marriage," the Left's latest favorite tactic in their war on Christianity. Also, her oeuvre helps advance the anti-Christian liberal agenda with stuff like this:

Gaga sparked controversy earlier this year with the release of her song "Judas" in early May. The video depicted Gaga as a Mary Magdalene figure — in a motorcycle gang — who becomes enamoured with Judas. "The video opens with a motorcycle gang cruising down a freeway, as Gaga clutches onto a Jesus-like figure who wears a golden crown of thorns," said a Billboard.com description of the video.
"Oh, I'm in love with Judas, Judas," says the song. "In the most Biblical sense I am beyond repentance. Fame hooker, prostitute wench, vomits her mind."

"Vomits her mind," or what passes for her mind, sums up Lady Gaga's mode of expression well.

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The State Department must be getting ready to send her to France.

On tips from Screwy Puppy and Douglas.



Arizona Plugs Art Commission Money Hole

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:30 AM

At least at the state level, small glimmers of sanity have begun to appear regarding the runaway government spending that constitutes the greatest threat our country has ever faced. No wonder Obama hates Arizona:

State support for the Arizona Commission on the Arts will disappear on July 1, to the dismay of its executive director, Robert Booker. …
On top of that, the Legislature transferred the $20 million from the public-private ArtShare Endowment into the state's general found. This fund provided the arts commission with about $1 million a year.

Not to worry, local lovers of coercively funded art. The nearly bankrupt federal government will keep coming through, at least until our currency is officially declared worthless. But even that gravy train is slowing down a little.

The arts commission will get $858,300 from the National Endowment for the Arts for FY12, a decrease from $938,600.
"Government support is integral," Booker said. "It provides access to the arts to the population. It provides a common good. That's the bottom line. The revenue is used for programming that doesn't generate revenue."

That it doesn't generate revenue proves to a liberal that it must be a wise "investment," so long as our collectivist overlords deem it to be in the "common good."

In the free world, the fact that it doesn't generate revenue proves that it is not worthwhile. If people want something, they will pay for it voluntarily. There has always been art, but only since it started being financed with other people's money has it degenerated into crucifixes in urine and absurd poseurs vomiting on canvasses.

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Tax dollars at play.

Hat tip: PapaTodd.



EPA Envirofanatics Waste Our Money Overseas

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:46 AM

The EPA doesn't just impoverish us by suppressing economic activity. It also participates in the massive loot & waste operation that has put us on the fast track to Cloward-Piven collapse. Much of the taxpayer money it wastes goes overseas:

The Environmental Protection Agency has doled out nearly $100 million in grants to foreign groups and governments over the past decade, according to a new congressional report.
The report from Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee shows the pace of foreign grants has quickened under the Obama administration, with $27 million in EPA funds going abroad since early 2009 — not counting projects in Canada and Mexico.

That's only the money that can be easily traced.

The report said an unknown amount of EPA grant money has also gone overseas "indirectly" via grants to U.S. universities and organizations doing work in other countries.
"At a time of record debt and soaring unemployment here in the United States, the committee has discovered that EPA has intensified its foreign grants program," the report said.

Of course; we could be only months from the whole nominally capitalist system completely caving in, paving the way for true socialism. This is hardly the time to stop spending money we don't have on ideologically motivated nonsense.

In case anyone still thinks there could conceivably be a legitimate justification for this outrage, it should be pointed out that a lot of the money is being thrown at the same people we are borrowing it from.

[S]ince 2009 $718,000 went toward "air pollution" efforts in China… A $7.6 million grant went toward "technical assistance" in Russia.

Both of these antagonistic nations have been gaining leverage over us by buying our massive, unsustainable debt.

But at least Russia and China aren't openly bellicose toward us, unlike the UN:

Several million dollars went toward international groups like the United Nations.

However, not even the corrupt, anti-American, Islamo-socialist authoritarians running the UN are as inimical to our best interests as the EPA.

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The EPA is doing its part.

On a tip from G. Fox.



Homosexual "Pride" Event Blossoms Into Riot

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:44 AM

Militant perverts must be happy, now that our liberal rulers are trashing thousands of years of civilization on behalf of their petulant demands. Their celebrations prove they are just like the normal people whose world they corrupt and defile. From progressive Seattle:

Police, some wearing riot gear and carrying crowd control weaponry, swarmed a roving Pride weekend march/dance party on Broadway early Sunday morning. At least one person was taken into custody near Broadway and John after police moved in when the male and others tried to reportedly damage an ATM and move a street barricade into the road to block a phalanx of SPD cruisers that had been following the more-than-100 person crowd just after midnight. …
Earlier Saturday night as the roving crowd circled Pike/Pine with boombox dance music blaring and people having mostly a good time, SPD began to get reports of at least one assault associated with the crowd in which a woman was reportedly injured. A large window at the Seattle Maserati and Ferrari dealership at 12th and Union was also smashed out and there were attempts to damage car windows along the wandering crowd's route.

Here's how anarchists tell the story (excuse the language):

Right before midnight last night, near everyone's favorite gay bar, big groups of people began to assemble on the corners of 12th and Madison. Anxiety and excitement filled the air as everyone waited for the music to start. At the stroke of midnight, the music started, unfortunately quietly, but the energy in the crowd surpassed the need for music and people jumped and cheered with their friends. The crowd began to move quickly turning down a quiet street, which was occupied by one of the anti-youth "beer gardens", people jumped on the fence attempting to tear it down as others ran around attacking two empty police cars on the street. What started as a crowd of 200 shrunk to about 150 after the police car windows were smashed. But the fabulously queer and fierce crowd continued down Broadway, the main drag of Capitol Hill, the music could barely be heard yet the screams and cheers of everyone running through the streets penetrated the normally banal existence of the Hill. A Bank of America ATM was smashed in front of the now 100 or so group of defiant queers. The cops were tailing still at this point but were not willing to advance. Chants of "We're Here, We're Queer, We're Anarchists, Will Fuck You Up" or the same except for "We're Fabulous, Will Fuck You Up". Toward the end an American Apparel was descended upon as a majority of the windows were broken.

A great idea for a reality show would be to have a homosexual anarchist mob and one of the black mobs that have been preying on Caucasians meet up, making sure both sides are armed with lethal weapons.

But then, the homosexual anarchists would just run away. They're only brave when confronting store windows.

On tips from GoY and J. Hat tip: Gateway Pundit.



Sharia Law for Packages to Troops

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:45 AM

American troops were not compelled by their own commanders to submit to the dictates of Nazi ideology while they fought in Germany in WWII. But then, we believed in ourselves and fought wars to win in those days. In the modern era, sharia restrictions are applied to troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. If you want to send them a package, be sure to read up on the rules first, which include proscriptions on these:

• Bulk quantities of religious materials contrary to the Islamic faith.
• Pork or pork by-products.

Christmas cards are apparently permitted, at least until an imam calls for a riot over them. Just don't send too many.

On a tip from SR.



June 27, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:50 PM

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Via Evil Klown.



Why I'm a Republican

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:39 PM

I'm a Republican because these cretinous dorks are Democrats:

Incredibly, this seems to be on the level. The creator just now deleted it from Vimeo, probably to avoid being deafened by derisive guffaws.

On a tip from G. Fox.



Dutch Government Officially Renounces Multiculturalism

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:06 PM

Too sick to fly, the half-dead canary is staggering toward the exit from the coalmine. The same government that recently acquitted Geert Wilders of committing a thought crime by alerting the Dutch as to what Islam is doing to their country is officially abandoning the disastrous doctrine of multiculturalism:

A new integration bill (covering letter and 15-page action plan), which Dutch Interior Minister Piet Hein Donner presented to parliament on June 16, reads: "The government shares the social dissatisfaction over the multicultural society model and plans to shift priority to the values of the Dutch people. In the new integration system, the values of the Dutch society play a central role. With this change, the government steps away from the model of a multicultural society."
The letter continues: "A more obligatory integration is justified because the government also demands that from its own citizens. It is necessary because otherwise the society gradually grows apart and eventually no one feels at home anymore in the Netherlands. The integration will not be tailored to different groups."
The new integration policy will place more demands on immigrants. For example, immigrants will be required to learn the Dutch language, and the government will take a tougher approach to immigrants to ignore Dutch values or disobey Dutch law.
The government will also stop offering special subsidies for Muslim immigrants because, according to Donner, "it is not the government's job to integrate immigrants." The government will introduce new legislation that outlaws forced marriages and will also impose tougher measures against Muslim immigrants who lower their chances of employment by the way they dress.

The steps may be small, but at least they are in the right direction. Not long ago Donner welcomed the concept of sharia law in Holland.

Now what to do with the 1.2 million Muslim colonists Dutch authorities have suicidally allowed into their country? A few will assimilate; most will not. Theo van Gogh and Pym Fortuyn won't be the last casualties of the inevitable conflict.

On a tip from two amber lamps. Hat tip: American Thinker.



Carter Strange: Found Guilty by Lynch Mob of Jogging While White

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:55 PM

Chicago is just the tip of the iceberg. The Frankenstein monster created by liberal welfare statists and grievance-stoking propagandists is running amok all over the country. Here's an example from Columbia, South Carolina:

Carter Strange, an 18-year-old White teenager, was jogging home through the Five Points neighborhood.
Strange had spent the evening helping a friend. A good boy, he was just minding his own business, and was trying to get home in time for his curfew.
Carter Strange couldn't have known that 19-year-old Tyheem Henrey, the only adult charged in the incident, had spent the past several hours assaulting and trying to rob other innocent pedestrians in Columbia, with a pack of eight other black juveniles, albeit unsuccessfully. …
This black lynch mob beat Carter Strange so bad that he required emergency brain surgery and still has to undergo several more facial reconstructive surgeries. His mother recognized him by his hand and his hair.

The mainstream media is largely responsible for creating this rapidly growing menace. The liberalism it relentlessly advances has used welfare and degeneracy to destroy the two-parent family and PC propaganda to convince blacks that they are righteous victims with a legitimate vendetta against America in general and whites in particular. Consequently you will barely glimpse what's happening out there by watching the evening news.

For similar reasons, the righteous crusaders against racism at the Southern Poverty Law Center do not acknowledge the explosion of racially inspired black on white violence.

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Carter Strange after his encounter with fundamentally transformed America.

On tips from SCUSAV8R and Incitatus.



Brady Bunch Mom Got Crabs From John Lindsay

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:08 PM

Illicit sex with powerful progressives is not as likely to leave you itching for more as it is to just leave you itching:

Florence Henderson, the actress who played perky mom Carol Brady in the beloved family sitcom, says she once got crabs after a one-night-stand with career politician John Lindsay, who was the mayor of New York City at the time.
Henderson, now 77, recounts in her upcoming memoir that she was cheating on her husband during the 1960s, and gave in [against] her better judgment when her married and unattractive friend put the moves on her over drinks at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
"I was lonely. I knew it wasn't the right thing to do. So, what did I do? I did it," she writes in "Life is Not a Stage," set for publication in September.
Henderson went home later that night, and awoke to a grisly surprise the next day as she saw "little black things" crawling over her bed and body.
An urgent call to a doctor took care of the problem, known medically as pubic lice, and Lindsay sent her flowers and a note of apology.

That Lindsay was a lousy mayor has now been medically confirmed.

Maybe Hollywood and left-wing pols should spend less time in bed together. Florence Henderson is a relic of a relatively wholesome age. Imagine the diseases you could catch from sexual contact with the contemporary crop of degenerate Dems — Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer, Barney Frank…

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Can you pick out the one who caught crabs from Mayor Lindsay?

Hat tip: The Hemingway Report.



USA Team Plays at Home in Front of Hostile Foreign Crowd

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:00 AM

Writing for the Los Angeles Times means putting smiley-faced spin on anything politically correct — even the US soccer team facing an obnoxiously hostile crowd on what is still technically American territory:

On a balmy early Saturday summer evening, the U.S soccer team played for a prestigious championship in a U.S. stadium … and was smothered in boos.
Its fans were vastly outnumbered. Its goalkeeper was bathed in a chanted obscenity. Even its national anthem was filled with the blowing of air horns and bouncing of beach balls.
Most of these hostile visitors didn't live in another country. Most, in fact, were not visitors at all, many of them being U.S. residents whose lives are here but whose sporting souls remain elsewhere.

The USA was the visiting team in its own country because it was playing Mexico in Reconquista-ravaged southern California.

"Obviously ... the support that Mexico has on the night like tonight makes it a home game for them," said U.S. Coach Bob Bradley, choosing his words carefully. "It's part of something we have to deal with on the night."

Bill Plaschke of La Times had to choose his words carefully too, to make the growing multiculti discord that is beginning to tear the country apart sound like a good thing:

How many places are so diverse that it could fill football stadiums with folks whose roots are somewhere else? How many places offer such a freedom of speech that someone can display an American flag on their porch one day and cheer against the flag the next?

Every day is the 4th of July in the barrio, with Old Glory flying from the porches.

I hated it, but I loved it. I was felt as if I was in a strange place, and yet I felt right at home.
Certainly, for the U.S. team, it undoubtedly stinks. But then, well, to be honest, the team stinks.

He sums up the appalling scene as "messy, and mangled, and beautiful."

The first two words describe the chaos that is beginning to unfold. The last one doesn't.

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On tips from Dean, Incitatus, Jay F, Matt S, and G. Fox.



How Hope & Change Is Playing Out in Peoria

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:46 AM

Since the establishment media is blacking out accounts of the escalating mob war on Caucasians that has been taking place under the regime of Hope & Change, people who want an idea of what is really going on have to snatch glimpses of reality where they can — for example, on Google's cache. Here's an eyewitness account that could be seen yesterday at the Peoria Chronicle:

Tonight, around 11 p.m., a group of at least 60-70 African American youth marched down one of the side streets (W. Thrush) to the 4 lane main drag (Sheridan). They were yelling threats to white residents. Things such as we need to kill all the white people around here. They were physically intimidating anyone calling for help from the police. They were surrounding cars. Cars on the main drag had to slam on their brakes to either avoid the youth blocking not only all four lanes, but a large section of the side street as well. Fights were breaking out among them. They were rushing residents who looked out their doors, going on to porches, yelling threats to people calling the police for help.
Cars were doing U turns on the streets just to avoid the mob, mostly male. One youth stated his grandfather was white and several assaulted him on the spot. One police officer answered the call. The youth split into two large groups, one heading north, the other south. They were also yelling racial threats to the police officer but he was outnumbered. Another police car did not show up until after the youth finally dispersed and the patty wagon (van) also eventually showed up.
Residents are very shaken, both black and white alike. This is the fifth large mob action in about a month with smaller groups of 10-12 are out threatening children and adults a few evenings a week or later into the night. The times vary, even occurring during the day. In talking to the police officer, they are short staffed. Residents were advised to simply keep inside and to lock their doors. In other words buckle down, it's not even safe to sit on your porch or go into your yards.

Authorities respond to the increasing frequency of these events by denouncing Sarah Palin and trying to disarm us. The situation will continue to deteriorate until America's worst enemies are no longer running the government and the media.

On tips from Jodie, Rob Banks, Incitatus, and J.



Democrat Electoral Strategy: Be the Ones Who Count the Votes

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:48 AM

Joseph Stalin, one of the Founding Fathers of progressivism, famously said,

"The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."

His ideological heir George Soros and other limousine Leninists have taken this lesson to heart.

A small tax-exempt political group with ties to wealthy liberals like billionaire financier George Soros has quietly helped elect 11 reform-minded progressive Democrats as secretaries of state to oversee the election process in battleground states and keep Republican "political operatives from deciding who can vote and how those votes are counted."
Known as the Secretary of State Project (SOSP), the organization was formed by liberal activists in 2006 to put Democrats in charge of state election offices, where key decisions often are made in close races on which ballots are counted and which are not.
The group's website said it wants to stop Republicans from "manipulating" election results.

As Ann Coulter has astutely observed, Democrats always announce what they are up to by accusing their opponents of doing it.

So much for John McLame's unconstitutional campaign finance reform taking the dirty money out of politics.

Named after Section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code, so-called 527 political groups — such as SOSP — have no upper limit on contributions and no restrictions on who may contribute in seeking to influence the selection, nomination, election, appointment or defeat of candidates to federal, state or local public office. They generally are not regulated by the Federal Election Commission (FEC), creating a soft-money loophole.
While FEC regulations limit individual donations to a maximum of $2,500 per candidate and $5,000 to a PAC, a number of 527 groups have poured tens of millions of unregulated dollars into various political efforts.

Shoveling money into secretary of state races gives Soros and other well-heeled authoritarians maximum bang for the buck:

"Supporting secretary of state candidates [devoted to helping left-wing candidates take office by any means necessary] is one of the most cost-efficient ways progressives can ensure they have a fair chance of winning elections," SOSP said on its website, adding that "a relatively small influx of money — often as little as $30,000 to $50,000 — can change the outcome of a race."

Minnesota's Mark Ritchie, communist-affiliated beneficiary of largesse from Soros and SOSP, shows us how it works.

Helping to elect Mr. Ritchie in 2006 and 2010, Democrats had one of their own making key decisions when the extremely close U.S. Senate race between incumbent Norm Coleman, a Republican, and his challenger, former comedian Al Franken, went to a recount in 2008.

As readers will recall, snatching victory from Norm Coleman and handing it to the obnoxious professional clown Al Franken stank to high heaven.

Franken was put in office by Ritchie, and Ritchie by George Soros & friends.

Republican Mary Kiffmeyer, who lost to Mr. Ritchie in 2006, said SOSP's involvement contributed to her defeat.
"They absolutely had an effect," said Ms. Kiffmeyer, now a GOP state representative. She said she was leading by 17 percentage points the week before the election, when SOSP and its allies spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on targeted television ads and mailings. She said she had no time or money to respond to the last-minute attack ads…
Ms. Kiffmeyer said she was limited to raising no more than $500 from an individual and spending just $250,000, but the SOSP had no such limits.

At least this clarifies why Democrats supported campaign finance reform. The more rules there are, the easier they are for the bad guys to exploit.

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Look who will be counting our votes.

On tips from JWWright, G. Fox, and Bob Roberts.



Swedish Preschool Devoted to Producing Androgynous Children

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:28 AM

Sweden has taken the lead as liberals race downward to new depths of depravity in their ham-fisted efforts to reengineer civilization in their own grotesque image. While New York is still swinging a sledgehammer at the last remnants of holy matrimony, Swedes have advanced to brainwashing children into being androgynous:

At the "Egalia" preschool, staff avoid using words like "him" or "her" and address the 33 kids as "friends" rather than girls and boys.
From the color and placement of toys to the choice of books, every detail has been carefully planned to make sure the children don't fall into gender stereotypes. …
The taxpayer-funded preschool which opened last year in the liberal Sodermalm district of Stockholm for kids aged 1 to 6 is among the most radical examples of Sweden's efforts to engineer equality between the sexes from childhood onward.
Breaking down gender roles is a core mission in the national curriculum for preschools…

Some of the techniques are subtle in advancing liberal objectives:

Lego bricks and other building blocks are intentionally placed next to the kitchen, to make sure the children draw no mental barriers between cooking and construction.

Others aren't:

Director Lotta Rajalin notes that Egalia places a special emphasis on fostering an environment tolerant of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. From a bookcase, she pulls out a story about two male giraffes who are sad to be childless — until they come across an abandoned crocodile egg.
Nearly all the children's books deal with homosexual couples, single parents or adopted children. There are no "Snow White," ''Cinderella" or other classic fairy tales seen as cementing stereotypes.

As in 1984, the authorities deform language in order to impose their warped conception of an ideal society.

Staff try to shed masculine and feminine references from their speech, including the pronouns him or her — "han" or "hon" in Swedish. Instead, they've have adopted the genderless "hen," a word that doesn't exist in Swedish but is used in some feminist and gay circles.

But at least they recognize biological differences, if not their significance.

Egalia doesn't deny the biological differences between boys and girls — the dolls the children play with are anatomically correct.

I don't even want to think about what kind of games moonbat educators encourage preschoolers to play with anatomically correct dolls.

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Engineering a future society of Boy Georges.

On tips from Mark VV, Viking04, Screwy Puppy, and nancz.



TSA Strips 95-Year-Old Cancer Patient of Adult Diaper

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:28 AM

Our rulers must be testing to confirm that we will accept any indignity rather than rebel. How else to explain stories like this one:

Jean Weber of Destin [Florida] filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security after her 95-year-old mother was detained and extensively searched last Saturday while trying to board a plane to fly to Michigan to be with family members during the final stages of her battle with leukemia. …
She said her mother was first pulled aside into a glass-partitioned area and patted down. Then she was taken to another room to protect her privacy during a more extensive search, Weber said.
Weber said she sat outside the room during the search.
She said security personnel then came out and told her they would need for her mother to remove her Depends diaper because it was soiled and was impeding their search.
Weber wheeled her mother into a bathroom, removed her diaper and returned. Her mother did not have another clean diaper with her, Weber said.

TSA spokesbureauweenie Sari Koshetz explains:

"TSA cannot exempt any group from screening because we know from intelligence that there are terrorists out there that would then exploit that vulnerability," she said.

Right. The lesson: next time, dress mom in a burka.

On tips from wingmann and Muddypaw.



June 26, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:40 PM

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Via Strange Politics.



Michelle Obama Pigs Out on French Fries and Fat Cakes

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:41 PM

The woman who spends our money telling us what to eat has also been spending our money on a traveling photo op in Africa. Here she is ordering up some tofu and alfalfa sprouts. No wait, the tasteless health food is for us. The Bitter Half is having French fries and fat cakes:

Eat as I say, not as I eat.

On a tip from Granny Jan.



New York Times Columnist: Heartland Americans Have "Low-Sloping Foreheads"

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:43 PM

The liberal elitists who used their control of the media establishment to install Barack Hussein Obama in power pride themselves on being too full of nuance to express coherent opinions. Yet when it comes to their attitudes toward normal Americans, they speak plainly enough. Here columnist David Carr of the odious New York Times sums up the ruling class's attitude toward the denizens of Flyover Country:

"If it's Kansas, if it's Missouri, no big deal. You know, that's the dance of the low-sloping foreheads. The middle places, right? [pause] Did I just say that aloud?"

Bill Maher and his audience ate it right up.

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Despises normal Americans. Surprised?

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



New York State Degenerates Into Freak Show

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:21 AM

The militant moonbats running New York have struck a mighty blow against marriage, the family, and the concept of decency:

I wonder if Mark Grisanti, the RINO bleating about perverts having the same rights as healthy people, will carry his own logic the next step and conclude that since normal people have sex with the objects of their desire, pedophiles and necrophiliacs have a right to also.

No culture has ever embraced depravity without paying a price. God is not mocked, much less spat on.

On a tip from Dean.



PBS Moonbats: TV Isn't Liberal Enough

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:48 AM

If television strikes you as monotonously liberal now, think what it will be like when our unstoppably expanding government inevitably absorbs it. No need to imagine — just tune in to what your tax dollar is buying on PBS. Here government-subsidized moonbat demagogues Bill Moyers and Tavis Smiley reveal that television is nowhere near as liberal as they would like it:

Moyers says there is no Left in this country that comes after journalists who won't toe their line. Media Matters exists for no other purpose. But that outfit doesn't count, because from the PBS point of view, spittle-spewing radicals financed by George Soros are centrists.

Via StoryBalloon, on a tip from Ummah Gummah.



Houston Is Not Chicago

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:23 AM

Hopey Change isn't taking root in the Lone Star state the way it has in Chicago:

Via Western Voices World News, on a tip from Incitatus.



June 25, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:53 PM

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Compliments of Mary.



Illegal Aliens Set Arizona on Fire

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:23 PM

Arizona is suffering the worst fire season in history. Already 784,318 acres have gone up in smoke. Of the several fires still burning merrily away, the worst in terms of property damage has been the Monument Fire:

Arizona's most recent blaze has also been its most destructive toward residences with about 60 homes, a church and several restaurants having burned to the ground.
The fire began June 12 in the Coronado National Memorial south of Sierra Vista near the Mexican border. While containment was listed at 40 percent Tuesday morning, the fire quickly grew to about 27,000 acres. The windswept flames forced the evacuation of more than 10,000 residents in the area.
More than 1,000 people are fighting the fire and 27 aircraft have been committed to the suppression efforts. Firefighting planes and crews from nearby Fort Huachuca have joined as well. Other soldiers are also being trained to assist firefighters if the blaze reaches the base.
The fire is the number one priority fire in the nation, according to Bureau of Land Management/Forest Service spokesperson Diane Drobka.
"The Wallow Fire is bigger, but this has Sierra Vista right in its path," Drobka said.
Power outages have been a repercussion of the fire as smoke and ash have created arcs between electrical lines and cause them to short out.

There aren't many problems in Arizona that aren't caused by illegal aliens. This horrific conflagration is no exception.

Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever explains that there is a 90% to 100% chance that the Mexican colonists Barack Hussein Obama has been bending over backward to help swamp the Southwest set the Monument fire:

More video, via Secure Border Intelligence:

Obviously our invasion by Mexico is a national security issue of the highest magnitude. If there is any justification at all for the existence of the tapeworm eating us alive from the District of Columbia, the federal government would do something about it — other than deliberately make it worse.

Hat tip: Sonoran Alliance.



Class of 2010 Shows Some Fire in the Belly

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:51 PM

Freshman Rep Mike Kelly (R-PA) isn't much liking the stink he found waiting for him in Washington:

If we don't very quickly replace the corrupt looters running Washington with patriots of this caliber, future generations will curse us for as long as America is remembered.

On a tip from Infidel Joe.



Do We Need Gun Control?

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:23 AM

Check out the look on the face of anti-gun zealot Charles "Chuck You" Schumer as a real American explains to him why we need the Second Amendment in this vintage footage:

On a tip from G. Fox.



Invisible Artists Explain Their Work

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:43 AM

Maybe people don't appreciate modern art because it's too sophisticated for unsophisticated rubes to comprehend without explanation. Here artists correct that problem on behalf of the Museum of Non-Visible Art by explaining their invisible art:

If the government is going to spend our money, maybe it should be going into state hospitals instead of NEA grants.

PS: As a special feature, Internet Explorer may render the entire video as invisible, but even IE users can see it here.

On a tip from Mary.



Russia Slow to Wrap Itself in Multicultural Tapestry

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:24 AM

Break out the tissues. The Beeb jerks some tears over the failure of Russia to roll out a sufficiently plush red carpet for colonists from Africa:

Tell you what, Rwandans. If you don't like your free houses in Russia, why don't you head back to Rwanda?

The Political Cesspool is struck by the freedom of expression on display in Russia that would not be seen here:

It was incredible to hear Konstantin Poltoranin, of the Russian Federal Migration Service, say in this interview with the BBC, "What is now at stake is the survival of the White race. We feel this in Russia. We want to make sure the mixing of blood happens in the right way here, and not the way it has happened in Western Europe, where the results have not been good."

No Western bureaucrat could survive having said that, no matter how many people agreed with it.

Russia's narrow-minded devotion to self-preservation could cost it the multicultural richness that can be found back in the BBC's homeland, where colorful stories like this enliven the daily news:

A council caretaker trafficked girls as young as 14 into Britain to work as prostitutes after they had been put under a voodoo spell, a court heard yesterday.
Anthony Harrison, 32, is alleged to have raped two girls in Britain after they had been subjected to an extraordinary African black magic ritual by a people-smuggling gang.

Harrison has multiple aliases; his real name is unknown. He came to Britain from Nigeria in 2003 and was refused asylum but granted indefinite leave to remain. His operation smuggles in young girls to sell as sex slaves by having them tell authorities that they need asylum because they have been accused of being lesbians, assuring that the liberals in charge will accede to all demands.

The terrifying ceremony was performed in Nigeria by a Juju priest to trap the girls into a life of sex slavery, it was said.
During the ritual, a 16-year-old girl was taken to a shrine where she was stripped naked by two men and slashed dozens of times with a razor so the priest could collect her blood which was placed in a coffin, Woolwich Crown Court heard.
In a terrifying ordeal 'little short of torture', the girl's body hair was shaved off, her arms were bound behind her back and she was forced to lie naked and covered in blood in another coffin, jurors were told.
The victim also allegedly had to eat the raw heart of a freshly slaughtered chicken as part of the spell by the priest, who told her that he had access to her soul and if she did not obey his commands he could visit her in her dreams and 'kill her from within'.

If there's one thing Europe's colonists know how to do, it's kill from within.

On tips from Incitatus and AC.



June 24, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:53 PM

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Via Freaking News, on a tip from TED.



Middle Class Warfare

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:01 PM

"The worse the better," the scariest moonbats like to say. They mean that only if people are miserable will they put up with leftist radicals "fundamentally transforming" our way of life out of existence. This is why the liberal establishment attempts to make us dissatisfied with the plush standard of living capitalism continues to provide by telling us that the middle class is shrinking. But despite getting squeezed between the Democrat alliance of welfare slackers and limousine liberals, the middle class has been doing fine, as Steven Crowder explains:



Obamunism on the Cover of Time

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:33 PM

The latest cover of Time Magazine tells you all you need to know about the agenda of the left-wing media establishment that installed Barack Hussein Obama in power so that he could oversee the "fundamental transformation" of America:

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To ask a question like this is to give the answer, which is: not to our moonbat rulers it doesn't.

The July 4 cover date is reminiscent of the "Is God a Fairy Tale?" covers we see around Easter.

On a tip from Festivus.



Basketball Player Ron Artest Changes Name to Metta World Peace

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:29 PM

As this graph demonstrates, football, baseball, and NASCAR are for conservatives; liberals like basketball:

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Maybe it's because they can relate to players like Ron Artest — excuse me, I meant Metta World Peace:

Los Angeles Lakers and former Sacramento Kings forward Ron Artest wants to change his name to Metta World Peace. … In the court documents, Artest cites personal reasons for wanting to make the change.

When Phoenix Suns übermoonbat Steve Nash hears about this, he's sure to change his name to Mega P. C. Climate Warrior.

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Artest will need new jerseys.

On a tip from Muddypaw.



Leftist Agitprop for Kindergarteners

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:36 AM

Liberalism is so dumb to begin with, how are educators to dumb it down even further for the sake of brainwashing kindergarteners into future generations of Democrats? This is how:

The California Federation of Teachers produced the perfect solution with "Trouble in the Hen House: A Puppet Show." To spare you the unpleasantness of reading this bilge, here's the basic plot: a bunch of hens feel "oppressed" by the farmer, so they band together and create Hens United. The angry unionized chickens are too powerful a force for the farmer to handle, so he capitulates to the hens' demands. Here's a key excerpt:
Henrietta (the hen): Farmer Brown, we have something to say. This is what we chickens want:
1. More and better food. No mold, no sand in our corn.
2. Freedom to walk around outside and a bigger hen house.
3. Each hen will lay an average of four eggs a week.
4. Stop punishing us. Let Hortensia come back.
Farmer: No way! Who ever heard of chickens telling the farmer what to do? Shut up and get back to the henhouse!
Chickens: No, Farmer Brown, not this time! And besides those things, you have to recognize our union, Hens United, or we'll all stop laying eggs!
Farmer: OK, OK, if I have no eggs to sell, I'll go bankrupt. We'd all starve, so I guess I'll have to do what you say. Since you're all together, what can I do?
Chickens: We won! We stuck together and we won! Si, Se puede.
With this puppet show, educators now have a way of teaching children how to use mob tactics to get what they want from those in positions of power.

No doubt they got the idea from Animal Farm, which like 1984 is regarded as an instruction manual on the Left.

Liberals are a small percentage of the population. But by taking control of the media, they have taken control of the government. By taking control of education, they will take control of the future.

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Commie chickens on the march.

On tips from Murff and Byron.



Mexican Military Crosses Undefended Border

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:25 AM

A country that doesn't defend its own borders is not a country but a piñata waiting for someone to come along and smash it open to get the goodies inside. The wait is about over:

A convoy of three military trucks loaded with Mexican soldiers crosses the border at Bridge Number Two clearly violating international law.
It happens as Customs and Border Protection inspectors try to figure out what to do. …
Some noted had it been Mexican drug lords they could have taken inspectors by surprise and easily crossed the international border deeper into the United States.

Not that the Mexican government — which has been aggressively colonizing the Southwest with the dregs of its population and the federal government's assistance — is significantly less hostile.

It's a travesty that even a single American soldier should be risking life and limb overseas when our border lies undefended.

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On a tip from Byron.



Liberals' Frankenstein Monster Runs Amok in Chicago

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:15 AM

Civilization is coming unraveled in the city that gave us Barack Hussein Obama and much of his crew. But don't be racist by noticing:

Pardon the unintentional rhyme, but Chicago is under attack by packs of wild Blacks. (Paul Kersey is all over this.) They're storming buses 15 at a time, beating White people with bottles and robbing them (NBC Chicago, June 8). Gangs of 15 or 20 are ambushing White pedestrians and bicyclists (CBS Chicago, June 5 and June 6; Chicago Tribune, June 6). Smaller packs are using pepper spray to disable their White victims (CBS Chicago, June 3 and June 5). …
Until recently, the hopelessly biased mainstream media were content merely to ignore, to suppress, to censor the race of these savages — that's race, not races. But censorship wasn't enough. It couldn't stop readers from seeing the photos. It couldn't stop them from watching the videos. It couldn't stop them from looking out their windows at the dark-skinned mobs rampaging outside. And it couldn't stop the White victims from telling everyone they knew.
So the readers noticed, and pretty soon they cracked the secret code: if a story omits the race of the perpetrators, it's not because the reporter doesn't know what race they were. It's because they were all Black.
That's when readers started to complain.

The Chicago Tribune responded to the complaints by denouncing its own readers and by shoveling out the usual politically correct pabulum about how awful it is to acknowledge facts liberals deem to be racist (see here and here and here and here).

Meanwhile, Chicago's government is blaming the mayhem on Sarah Palin, the Constitution, and of course racism. Chief of Police Garry McCarthy serves up the moonbattery:

The pervasion of illegal guns in America's black and Latino communities is a result of "government-sponsored racism," akin to "slavery, segregation, black codes [and] Jim Crow," Rahm Emanuel's new police chief, Garry McCarthy, told parishioners at St. Sabina's Church earlier this month.

St. Sabina's Church is where unhinged Obama crony Michael Phleger, the Emimem of Black Liberation Theology, spews maniacal diatribes denouncing Caucasians. Back to McCarthy:

"Let's see if we can make a connection here. Slavery. Segregation. Black codes. Jim Crow. What, what did they all have in common? Anybody getting scared? Government sponsored racism."
"Now I want you to connect one more dot on that chain of the African American history in this country, and tell me if I'm crazy: Federal gun laws that facilitate the flow of illegal firearms, into our urban centers across this country, that are killing our black and brown children," he said.
McCarthy blasted the NRA, telling parishioners that their communities have paid the price while the gun manufacturers are getting "rich and living in gated communities."
And he told an anecdote of just one night with the New York Police Department. After returning home from investigating a pair of shootings, he said he flipped on the television to relax, only to find "Sarah Palin's Alaska" being broadcast.
"She was caribou hunting, and talking about the right to bear arms," he said. "Why wasn't she at the crime scene with me?"

Whether out of idiocy or out of sheer evil, liberals have created a monster in the form of millions of perpetually aggrieved blacks whose culture was reduced to savagery when welfare destroyed the two-parent family. As their monster runs amok, the Dr Frankensteins of the governmedia blame its victims.

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Socially engineered for destruction.

On tips from Ummah Gummah and SR. Hat tip: Gateway Pundit.



Obama's Medal of Honor Gaffe

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:42 AM

Somehow I get the impression that our Community Organizer in Chief doesn't take military matters terribly seriously. After announcing that he would effectively surrender in Afghanistan, but leave most of our troops there hanging in the breeze for awhile, he made a poorly prepared speech to a division that has been heavily involved in the region. Via Blackfive:

The President addressing the 10th Mountain Division today at Fort Drum:
"First time I saw 10th Mountain Division, you guys were in southern Iraq. When I went back to visit Afghanistan, you guys were the first ones there. I had the great honor of seeing some of you because a comrade of yours, Jared Monti, was the first person who I was able to award the Medal of Honor to who actually came back and wasn't receiving it posthumously."
As we all know, SSG Sal Giunta, of the 173rd Airborne, was the first living recipient (2011) of the MOH who fought in Iraq/Afganistan. SFC Jared Monti, 10th Mountain Division, was KIA in Afghanistan in 2006. He was posthumously awarded the MOH by Obama in 2009.

The White House acknowledged the mistake, but apparently didn't think it warranted an apology. What do you expect? O'Bammy didn't have his teleprompter. At least he didn't call Monti a corpseman.

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RIP Jared Monti, who unfortunately did receive the Medal of Honor posthumously.

On tips from Michelle H, surrounded by moonbatsVT, and SR. Hat tip: American Thinker.



Heroin Kingpin Is Illegal Alien on Food Stamps

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:45 AM

Big bust in Florida:

Detectives in Polk County recently busted the largest heroin trafficking operation in the county's history, according to Sheriff Grady Judd.
In a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Judd said his team of detectives arrested 33 people during the 14-month long investigation. Five were taken into custody early Tuesday morning, including Pablo Bergen, the leader of the operation, according to police.

Bergen was moving a pound of heroin every month, despite being under house arrest for a 2008 drug trafficking offense. He has also been receiving $900 per month in food stamps. He's an illegal alien from the Dominican Republic.

No word on whether the food stamps will be cut off now that Bergen is finally heading to prison. In Iowa's Polk County, 30% of the jail's inmates were receiving food stamps in 2009.

Never has a civilization so lavishly financed its own demise.

On a tip from Byron.



June 23, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:35 PM

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Via Blonde Sagacity.



Jon Huntsman Campaign Ad

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:33 PM

With the same support John McCain received from the liberal media establishment, Jon Huntsman is sure to follow in his footsteps — especially with compelling campaign ads like this one:

By calling healthcare a "right," Huntsman — like his former boss Barack Hussein Obama — confirms that he is not a garden variety liberal fool but an actual communist. If you have a "right" to the goods and services provided by others, then those providing them do not have the right to withhold them. This would mean that both our property and our time are not ours but the government's, to be dispensed at the whim of bureaucrats, and that we labor as slaves — just like the inmates of North Korea.

On a tip from Rich.



Play by the Rules

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:25 PM

A world ruled by moonbats is no place to indulge in Chaffee Kid's obsession with playing by the rules:

Actually, there are plenty of people who play by the rules. If there weren't, who would pay the bill for those who don't?

Via iPatriot.com, on a tip from The Only Other Conservative in Seattle.



Turbo Tax Tim: Not Raising Taxes Would Be Irresponsible

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:02 PM

Tax cheat Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner — a major architect of the most likely deliberate bankrupting of the United States — tells us it would be "irresponsible" not to further debilitate the economy by raising taxes just as we teeter on the brink of a depression. Of course he wants the debt ceiling raised too:

The sordid story we're living through won't be over until this creep is behind bars.

On a tip from G. Fox.



Cannibalism in North Korea

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:03 PM

Socialism is a cannibalistic ideology that calls for coercively consuming the property, time, and very lives of other people, so it shouldn't surprise anyone that in the country where it is practiced in its purest form, government slaves have been reduced to literally eating each other:

An alleged North Korean police document reported a case of cannibalism, a South Korean missionary group said Monday, a development, if confirmed, that could support what has long been rumored in the North.
There have been accounts among some defectors of eating human flesh amid chronic food shortages that culminated in a massive famine in the late 1990s that was estimated to have killed 2 million people.
The North has since relied on international handouts to feed its 24 million people.

Where are the handouts going to come from when ever encroaching statism has reduced the entire planet to North Korea?

In one account, a male guard who could not bear his hunger killed his colleague using an ax, ate some of the human flesh and sold the remainder in the market by disguising it as mutton, the report said, without giving any further details such as when the alleged crime occurred.
Kookmin Daily, a local newspaper that first reported the case, said there were four more crimes related to cannibalism in the North's police report, but no details were given.
A North Korean defector also claimed that he witnessed the public execution of a North Korean man charged with selling human flesh in the market around 1997.
"There were many cases" of cannibalism at that time, the defector said in a phone interview with Yonhap News Agency. He asked not to be identified, citing safety concerns for his family.

Thank you North Korea, for lighting the way into the darkness of the collectivist future our rulers are pushing us toward.

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Moonbats prefer the dark.

On a tip from Air2air. Hat tip: The Rice Bowl.



Israeli Rabbi Orders Children to Stone Dog — If You Believe the BBC

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:00 AM

The tale of Israel's religious right ordering children to stone a dog is certain to boil the blood:

Here's how the BBC reported it: A pooch made its way into a beth din in Jerusalem's ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim. One of the judges, believing the dog to be the reincarnation of a now-deceased lawyer whom the court had cursed some two decades earlier, sentenced the dog to death by stoning, and ordered that the sentence be carried out by children. The dog escaped before the sentence could be carried out. Dog-lovers have filed a complaint against the court.

As with most stories that fit the establishment media's narrative a little too perfectly, this one was too good to check. Here's what actually happened, before the story was sloppily distorted by the BBC, Agence France Presse, and Time Magazine, among others:

A dog walked into a courtroom, and someone called the dogcatcher.

How are journalists supposed to sell advertising, much less promote social justice, with a boring story like that? You can see why truth is a burden they don't always choose to shoulder.

On a tip from Muddypaw.



Big Government Vastly Expands Food Stamps, Prevents Prevention of Fraud

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:57 AM

Our rogue government's approach to food stamps is twofold: 1) vastly increase their use and 2) facilitate the inevitable fraud. Here at least Obama's disastrous presidency has been a big success:

Thanks in part to vigorous federally funded campaigns by nonprofit groups, the government's AmericaCorps service program, and other organizations urging people to accept government handouts, the number of food-stamp recipients has soared to 44 million from 26 million in 2007, and costs have more than doubled to $77 billion from $33 billion.
The USDA's Food and Nutrition Service now has only 40 inspectors to oversee almost 200,000 merchants that accept food stamps nationwide. The Government Accountability Office reported last summer that retailers who traffic illegally in food stamps by redeeming stamps for cash or alcohol or other prohibited items "are less likely to face criminal penalties or prosecution" than in earlier years.

"Spreading the wealth around" is an inherently corrupt operation that inevitably leads to more corruption. A few examples show how bad it's getting:

• The Wisconsin Policy Research Institute concluded: "Prosecutors have simply stopped prosecuting the vast majority of [food-stamp] fraud cases in virtually all counties, including the one with the most recipients, Milwaukee." …
• Washington state Sen. Mike Carrell complained: "Dozens of workers at DSHS [the Department of Social and Health Services] have reported numerous unpunished cases of fraud to me. They have told me that DSHS management has allowed these things to happen, and in some cases actively restricted fraud investigations." …
• Thirty percent of the inmates in the Polk County, Iowa, jail were collecting food stamps that were being sent to their non-jail mailing addresses in 2009. …
• Last December, two veteran employees for New York City's Human Resources Administration were busted for concocting 1,500 fake food-stamp cases that netted them $8 million. Nine Milwaukee, Wis., staffers plundered almost $300,000 from the program during the last five years, and a Louisiana state bureaucrat pleaded guilty last year for her role in a scam that snared more than $50,000 in fraudulent food-stamp benefits. …
• The food-stamp poster boy of 2011 is 59-year-old Leroy Fick. After Mr. Fick won a $2 million lottery jackpot, the Michigan Department of Human Services ruled he could continue receiving food stamps. …
• Perhaps the biggest fraud of all is the notion, which the USDA has been touting lately, that the food-stamp program is a nutrition program. … What it really does is boost caloric intake, which is why numerous studies (including a 2009 Ohio State University report) link food stamps to the worsening obesity epidemic among low-income Americans.

Food stamps are increasingly used at fast food joints. But bureaucrats make up for it by forbidding toys with Happy Meals.

Meanwhile, NYC Mayor for Life Michael Bloomberg and the commies running the New York Times have been going out of their way to promote food stamp use among the not so needy.

Something even more insidious is at play than the Pigford Pigout style looting sprees you would expect after voters were duped into handing over the keys to the liquor store to a community organizer in 2008. A prime objective of the federal government even before the Obama Regime has been to reduce the stigma attached to receiving stolen property from the government in the form of food stamps. Every time a moocher chooses wrong over right by accepting food stamps, our rulers are one step closer to their objective: totalitarian oligarchical collectivism.

They will achieve their nightmare dystopia only if they can corrupt us into deserving to live in it.

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On tips from Byron and Varla.



Nanny State to Impose Oversized Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:55 AM

In an appalling example of its increasing heavy-handedness, the Nanny State will be imposing revolting graphic propaganda images on cigarette packaging starting in October of next year:

The new labels must occupy the top half of the front and back of a cigarette pack, and the various images will be accompanied by messages such as "Smoking can kill you."

Understatement is not in favor among our shrill PC rulers. Unless courts intervene, here's what a pack of cigarettes will soon look like:

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Bureaucrats have come up with a whole series of these lovely pictures, but in case they run short, here are some more they might use:

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Graphics compliments of AC.



Brown Sky at Boulder Yoga Festival

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:51 AM

Boulder, Colorado is weird enough under the best of circumstances, having been totally overrun by moonbats. Try to imagine a yoga festival in Boulder. It might look something like this:

A woman at the Hanuman Festival went into the portable toilet Friday and noticed something moving in the tank when she lifted the lid, according to police spokeswoman Kim Kobel. The woman exited and asked a man nearby to look inside the tank.
The man told police he saw something moving under a tarp, and when he left the toilet he heard it lock from the inside.
A security supervisor then waited outside for the person to emerge. When he did, the supervisor tried to get him to sit down, Kobel said, but he ran off, covered in feces.

The scatological skulker appears to be a moonbat, although surprisingly he wasn't wearing an Obama 2012 shirt:

The suspect, who was not wearing a shirt or shoes when he came out of the toilet, was described as a white man in his 20s wearing gray sweatpants, around 6-foot-5 to 6-foot-8-inches tall with a skinny build and black hair.
Witnesses also said he had cuts on his back and arms. Some at the festival said he might be a transient who goes by the name "Sky."
Kobel said police are not sure how he was able to squeeze into the tank or what he was doing there. He is being sought on suspicion of criminal attempt to make unlawful sexual contact.

Maybe he was just practicing yoga, or envisioning invisible art — or seeking inspiration for yet another moonbat ecotoilet (see here and here and here and here).



Invisible Art

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:48 AM

At last the moonbattery-addled art establishment offers an alternative to the nauseatingly tasteless:

James Franco's making art even when you can't see that he's making art.
The actor/writer/filmmaker/professional grad student has teamed up with New York City artists Brainard and Delia Carey, and together they've created the Museum of Non-Visible Art (MONA). Yes, that's right, art that you can't see.
The concept is described as "an extravaganza of imagination, a museum that reminds us that we live in two worlds: the physical world of sight and the non-visible world of thought. Composed entirely of ideas, the Non-Visible Museum redefines the concept of what is real."
You can purchase this non-visible art via Kickstarter (though there is a clear warning that you won't actually be receiving any art that you can see) starting for as little as $20. You'll receive a title card and then, according to MONA, "the rest is up to you."

At least invisible, nonexistent art is less messy than dyed milk barfed onto the canvas. We're left to guess how much of our money the NEA has shoveled at this project.

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Invisible art (frame not included).

On a tip from BURNING HOT.



June 22, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:24 PM

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Compliments of Jim Lavery.



Weiner in His Element

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:21 PM

Despite his current PR difficulties, it's too soon to count out Anthony Weiner as eventual Mayor of New York. Like his mentor Chuck Schumer, he obviously has a morally compatible constituency there:

That's what defeat in the Culture War looks like.

Via MassResistance, on a tip from Mats.



Nonexistent Global Warming Crisis Solved

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:48 PM

Move over, Carol Browner. Comrade Obama has found a new Global Warming Czarina:

We'll need to be sure the giant air conditioners run on windmills, so there are no carbon emissions to discomfort the polar bears.

On a tip from G. Fox.



Obama's Special Presidential Walk

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:03 PM

When America faced down Hitler and Tojo, who would have thought that within two generations we would allow ourselves to be destroyed by a metrosexual weenie?

Compliments of Granny Jan.



Crippled Housing Market to Take Another Hit on Behalf of ObamaCare

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:06 PM

Good thing that the collapsing housing market that caused the Great Recession is all better now. Maybe it will survive this coming assault from the wildly metastasizing cancer that is our rogue government:

Beginning January 1, 2013, ObamaCare imposes a 3.8% Medicare tax on unearned income, including the sale of single family homes, townhouses, co-ops, condominiums, and even rental income. … This new ObamaCare tax is the first time the government will apply a 3.8 percent tax on unearned income. This new tax on home sales and unearned income and other Medicare taxes raise taxes more than $210 billion to pay for ObamaCare.

When George Bush Sr. broke his promise not to raise taxes, it ended his political career. The difference with Barack Hussein Obama is that even his supporters knew at the time that he was lying.

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What could it hurt for Big Government to steal just a little more?

On a tip from Stormfax.



Government Shops Sell Goods Stolen by TSA

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:04 PM

At last some good news — if TSA goons steal your property after groping you at the airport, there's a place you can go to buy it back:

If you have ever wondered what happens to the countless barrels of personal items that the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) confiscates (steals) from air travelers every single day, you might be surprised to know that state governments are now reselling these supposedly "dangerous" items in government surplus stores for extra revenue. …
Formerly reserved for legitimate surplus items, state surplus stores in Texas are making a killing on the thousands of new "security threat" items being stolen by the TSA, which is, of course, the result of artificially-generated government paranoia. So harmless personal items like snow globes, for instance, are now in great supply at the surplus stores because they contain more than the three ounces of liquid permitted by the TSA.

A government worker at a Texas surplus shop points out that the snow globes and other goods were not actually stolen:

"We say willfully surrendered."

No doubt the same goes for the fortunes they steal from us through taxation.

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Particularly prized by government thieves.

On a tip from Bob J.



Self-Defense Not Allowed in South Africa

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:15 AM

As liberalism continues to corrode American civilization, the greedy mob represented by the federal government will become impatient waiting for its representatives to redistribute our wealth to them. They will come take it for themselves, secure in the knowledge that the ruling class will prevent us from defending ourselves. If you want to see our future, have a look at South Africa:

A 35-year-old home owner was arrested for attempted murder in Fordsburg, Johannesburg, on Tuesday, Gauteng police said.
Warrant Officer Xoli Mbele said the resident was arrested at 10am after he shot a 30-year-old man inside his house who had attacked him with a steel pipe.
Mbele said four men broke into the owner's property and upon arrival two men were outside the house and two inside.
"Two managed to run away… it is alleged one of them [inside the house] tried to attack him with a steel pipe."
The owner shot the man once in the lower body and his friends ran away. Police doing their crime prevention in the area headed towards the house after hearing the gun shot. …
"The owner of the house was arrested for attempted murder and his firearm was seized."

There is exactly one good thing about South Africa. You can escape from there to America. When America becomes South Africa, where will we go?

On a tip from wbtsguy.



Washington Nanny State Bans Swimming Without a Life Vest

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:08 AM

King County, Washington — home of moonbat-infested Seattle — has pushed soft tyranny another step closer to the point where we finally wake up and rebel:

People who hope to beat the summer heat by swimming, floating or boating on rivers in King County must wear a life vest or face an $86 fine.

The law is draconian to the last extreme.

It applies to people intertubing [as if an inner tube weren't a floatation device], rafting, using a surfboard, canoe or kayak. Swimmers or people wading more than 5 feet from shore or in water more than 4 feet deep would also have to wear life vests.

Apparently this means having to wear a life vest to go fly fishing. Don't complain; Mommy Government knows best.

Councilcommie Julie Patterson dismisses arguments against the new ordinance as being the same that were used against laws banning smoking in public. When they make forks illegal lest we poke ourselves in the cheek with them, bureaucrats will accuse opponents of the ban of using the same arguments as those who opposed forcing adults to wear a life vest to wade a few feet from the shore.

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Coming soon: mandatory life jackets for dogs that might go near the water.

On a tip from Mark L.



Green Brainwashing Now a High School Graduation Requirement in Maryland

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:45 AM

So much for the imaginary wall between Church and State progressives revered until recently. Hyper-liberal Maryland, ranked as having the least personal freedom in the union, will no longer allow anyone to graduate from high school who hasn't been deemed sufficiently indoctrinated in the cult of Envirofascism, as Curriculum Matters announced yesterday:

Today's vote by the Maryland board of education requires that students get a "comprehensive, multi-disciplinary environmental education" before receiving a diploma. Districts will have to develop plans for coursework that meets state standards in environmental literacy and have their plans approved by the state superintendent of schools. They will also have to develop ways to assess students' mastery of the material in order to determine if they are eligible for graduation.

Presumably this means that if you won't pretend capitalism makes it be too warm out for the polar bears, you don't get your diploma.

The action today follows a decision by the board last summer to require that students get a bigger dose of environmental literacy than they had been getting in typical science classes. There was some confusion, however, about whether that action actually made environmental literacy a graduation requirement. Today's vote was intended to clear up that confusion and make the requirement official.

Socialist and environmentalist Adolf Hitler may have provided the inspiration:

"When an opponent declares, "I will not come over to your side," I calmly say, "Your child belongs to us already… What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community."

Of course public school students can still feel free to graduate without being able to read, write, or do simple math.

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On tips from MacBeth and GoY. Hat tip: The Corner.



Obamunist Bureauweenies Crack Down on Food

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:34 AM

In the name of childhood obesity hysteria, the Obama Regime is tightening its control of what we eat:

Tony the Tiger, some NASCAR drivers and cookie-selling Girl Scouts will be out of a job unless grocery manufacturers agree to reinvent a vast array of their products to satisfy the Obama administration's food police.
Either retool the recipes to contain certain levels of sugar, sodium and fats, or no more advertising and marketing to tots and teenagers, say several federal regulatory agencies.
The same goes for restaurants.
It's not just the usual suspected foods that are being targeted, such a thin mint cookies sold by scouts or M&Ms and Snickers, which sponsor cars in the Sprint Cup, but pretty much everything on a restaurant menu.
Although the intent of the guidelines is to combat childhood obesity, foods that are low in calories, fat, and some considered healthy foods, are also targets, including hot breakfast cereals such as oatmeal, pretzels, popcorn, nuts, yogurt, wheat bread, bagels, diet drinks, fruit juice, tea, bottled water, milk and sherbet.

Presumably the authorities will still let kids eat Frosted Flakes, so long as they are made out of bean curd and arugula.

Like literally everything imposed by the Obama Regime, this will have a broad negative effect on employment.

It's not just the food industry that will be impacted. Hundreds of television shows that depend on the advertising revenue, such as the Nickelodeon Channel, ESPN, and programs including "American Idol" will be affected, critics of the proposal say — at a cost of $5.8 trillion in marketing expenditures that support up to 20 million American jobs.

What do we get in exchange for the lost jobs and/or having to eat tasteless, unsatisfying food? Nothing; the regulations aren't even rational.

"The most disturbing aspect of this interagency working group is, after it imposes multibillions of dollars in restrictions on the food industry, there is no evidence of any impact on the scourge of childhood obesity," said Dan Jaffe, executive vice president of the Association of National Advertisers. …
Beth Johnson, a dietician for Food Directions in Maryland, said many of the foods targeted in this proposal are the same foods approved by the federal government for the WIC nutrition program for women, infants and children.
"This doesn't make any sense whatsoever," Johnson said. "It's not going to do anything to help with obesity. These are decisions I want to make for my kids. These should not be government decisions."

But the whole point is that according to the liberals who rule us, absolutely everything should be a government decision.

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Hopefully his experience with frosted flakes will allow Tony the Tiger to find new work.

On tips from J and Byron.



Separated at Birth?

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:33 AM

Are Jesse Jackson and this pug twins?

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Or do they just share a common ancestor?

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On tips from SR and BURNING HOT. Hat tip: iOwnTheWorld



June 21, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:02 PM

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Compliments of Cons.Underground.



Allen West Responds to Obama's Views on Unemployment

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:33 PM

Comrade Obama recently revealed that the stratospheric unemployment he has presided over is not the result of excessive government suffocating the economy, but of ATMs. This gave Rep. Allen West (R-FL) ideas for other avenues for increasing employment:

It's reassuring to know there are at least a few real Americans in Washington.

On a tip from TrickleUpPolitics.



In San Francisco, Government Pensions Pay More Than Private Employment

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:11 PM

What pays better, toiling for a private business in what's left of the free economy, or loafing while having previously worked for the government? In the liberal dystopia of San Francisco, the answer is obvious:

According to the San Francisco Employees' Retirement System, the average retiree earns a pension of $46,272 per year; retirees who have worked in city government for at least 30 years earn an average annual pension of $76,981. …
On the flip side, regular (non-city government) San Franciscans don't quite do as well as their publicly-funded counterparts. Families, on average, earn $86,546 and per capita (per person) income is $44,373.
To provide some perspective, this means that the average pension for a government retiree is $46,272, while the average working income of a non-government individual is $44,373.

Funny how liberals love the word sustainable, yet impose a looting-based economic system that obviously will not last another generation.

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The tax slave-based economic system.

On a tip from J.



8 Million Gallons Down the Drain

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:03 PM

Cost is no object for the moonbats running the mental asylum named Portland, Oregon, since taxpayers still have plenty of money. That's why they can afford insanity like this:

Because a 21-year-old man [Joshua Seater] was caught on a security camera urinating into a city reservoir, Oregon's biggest city is sending 8 million gallons of treated drinking water down the drain.
Portland officials defended the decision Monday, saying they didn't want to send city residents water laced, however infinitesimally, with urine.
Public health officials say, however, that urine is sterile in healthy people and that the urine in the reservoir was so diluted — perhaps a half pint in millions of gallons — that it posed little risk.

Besides a few drops of urine, what else can be found in Portland's reservoirs?

The reservoirs are drained twice a year for cleaning, and workers have found animal carcasses, paint cans, construction material, fireworks debris and even the plastic bags people use to scoop up after their dogs, said David Shaff, administrator of the city water bureau.

The difference is that urine has a "yuck" factor.

The wasted water will cost $36,000. Pony up, taxpayers!

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Seater was probably not the first organism to relieve itself in the reservoir.

On tips from Muddypaw and Dan F.



Lid Ready to Blow on Obama Regime's Mexican Gunrunning Scandal

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:59 AM

Obama is shoving ATF chief Kenneth Melson under the bus in an attempt to avoid accepting responsibility for the appalling federal scheme to facilitate the smuggling by Mexican criminals of American weapons. Will it be enough? Darrell Issa doesn't think so:

A spokesman for House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa told The Daily Caller the congressman expects his investigations into the Justice Department's gun walking programs to point to a much higher political appointee than acting ATF director Kenneth Melson. Melson is widely expected to resign some time in the next couple of days in the face of political pressure from Issa's investigations into Project Gunrunner and Operation Fast Furious.
Even if Melson resigns, Issa spokesman Frederick Hill said the Committee expects to find much more and continue with investigations. "The investigations are far from over," Hill told TheDC. "It's quite certain that Kenneth Melson was not the principal architect of this plan nor was he the only high-ranking official who knew about and authorized this operation."

If anything could be more appalling than the fact that these guns have gotten Americans killed, it could only be the Obama Regime's apparent motive:

ATF Agent John Dodson, testifying in front of the committee, said that in his entire law enforcement career, he had "never been involved in or even heard of an operation in which law enforcement officers let guns walk." He continued: "I cannot begin to think of how the risk of letting guns fall into the hands of known criminals could possibly advance any legitimate law enforcement interest."
The obvious answer is that Gunwalker's objective was never intended to be a "legitimate law enforcement interest." Instead, it appears that ATF Acting Director Ken Melson and Department of Justice senior executives specifically created an operation that was designed from the outset to arm Mexican narco-terrorists and increase violence substantially along both sides of the Southwest border.
Success was measured not by the number of criminals being incarcerated, but by the number of weapons transiting the border and the violence those weapons caused. An ATF manager was "delighted" when Gunwalker guns started showing up at drug busts. It would be entirely consistent with this theory if DOJ communications reflected the approval of the ATF senior officials they were colluding with — but as we know, Holder's Department of Justice refuses to cooperate.
At the same time in 2009 that federal law enforcement agencies (the ATF, the DOJ, and presumably Janet Napolitano's Department of Homeland Security) were creating the operation that led to the executive branch being the largest gun smuggler in the Southwest, the president's team was crafting the rhetoric to sell the crisis they were creating.
On television, in various news outlets, and even in a joint appearance with Mexican President Felipe Calderon, Obama pushed the 90 percent lie, implying that 90% of the guns recovered in Mexican cartel violence came from U.S. gun shops.
At the same time they were damning gun dealers in public, the administration was secretly forcing them to provide weapons to the cartels, by the armful and without oversight. More than one gun industry insider suggests that the administration extorted cooperation and silence from these gun shops. As the ATF has the power to summarily shut dealers down for the most minor of offenses, that is very, very possible.

The purpose was to create leverage to use against the Second Amendment. That is, our rulers facilitated the smuggling in an attempt to cause mayhem that could be used to attack the constitutional liberties they have sworn to uphold. "You never want a serious crisis go to waste," said Obama henchman Rahm Emanuel. If the crisis isn't there, make it.

Obviously this dwarfs Watergate. Good thing for the Community Organizer in Chief that he's still got the media that installed him in power on his side. But then, the media tried to suppress MonicaGate in the beginning. Sooner or later, reality has to be acknowledged.

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Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, killed with an assist from the Obama Regime.

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



San Francisco Moves Toward Ban on Owning Goldfish

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:38 AM

After they wash away all resistance in a tide of political correctness, will there be any limit to the petty tyranny liberals will impose? For the answer, we can turn to San Francisco, which is run entirely by moonbats. Since everything else that isn't mandatory is forbidden in the town that gave us Nancy Pelosi, bureaucrats are going after goldfish:

The San Francisco Animal Control and Welfare Commission wants to take away your goldfish, proposing a bill that would also include a renewed ban on pets like puppies, kittens and hamsters.
The proposed ban is meant to discourage "impulse buys" of pets that sometimes end up at shelters, said commission member Philip Gerrie.

If they would forbidden owning a goldfish because it may end up at a goldfish shelter, imagine the boundless tyranny progs will be wringing out of ObamaCare in the years to come.

Of course, liberal autocrats only grind our faces in their senseless rules because they are so nice. Gerrie

said goldfish, guppies and other tropical fish were added to the proposed ban because of what he called the "inhumane suffering of fish" …
As for people who would argue that it's just a goldfish? "That's how we are in this society," Gerrie said. "Some people say, 'It's just a human' — when it comes to some that kill. It's a matter of degree. Where do you stop?"

After all, there is no fundamental difference between a goldfish and a human being. Just ask PETA's Ingrid "a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy" Newkirk.

Eating fish is still legal in San Franfreakshow, but probably won't be for long. However, if homosexuals are able to derive sensual gratification by inserting wriggling fish up each other's behinds, expect that practice not only to be protected, but celebrated in public schools.

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There isn't much that liberals won't forbid.

On a tip from GoY.



Chairman of British Equality and Human Rights Commission: Christians Are More Militant Than Muslims

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:39 AM

To measure the vastness of the gulf between the moonbat bureauweenies running Britain into the ground and reality, let's check in with Trevor Phillips, powerful Chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission:

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Trevor.
Trevor Phillips warned that "an old time religion incompatible with modern society" is driving the revival in the Anglican and Catholic Churches and clashing with mainstream views, especially on homosexuality. …
In contrast, Muslims are less vociferous because they are trying to integrate into British "liberal democracy", he said.
"I think there's an awful lot of noise about the Church being persecuted but there is a more real issue that the conventional churches face that the people who are really driving their revival and success believe in an old time religion which in my view is incompatible with a modern, multi-ethnic, multicultural society," Phillips said.
"Muslim communities in this country are doing their damnedest to try to come to terms with their neighbours to try to integrate and they're doing their best to try to develop an idea of Islam that is compatible with living in a modern liberal democracy.
"The most likely victim of actual religious discrimination in British society is a Muslim but the person who is most likely to feel slighted because of their religion is an evangelical Christian."

Sure, everyone knows what thick skins and civilized ways Muslims have.

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Imagine how hypersensitive and maniacal Trevor must think Christians are.

On a tip from G. Fox.



Still More Naked Moonbats on Wheels

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:53 AM

A good way to tell if you live in one of the very moonbattiest of moonbatty cities is to determine whether the naked bike ride is held every year, as it is in Portland:

World Naked Bike Ride is a globally observed event among hard-core bikers designed, at least ostensibly, to promote the use of the bicycle for transportation. But Portland cyclists have been especially adamant about making it another of the Pacific Northwest city's quirky traditions.
"This is just a way of drawing attention to the need to be more green and replace fossil fuels with natural power," said Ken Johnson, who was completely nude and body-painted grey.
"I am going all the way" nude, said Xandi Silvaggi, adding, "it is all about saving the environment."
Since the World Naked Bike Ride started in 2004, only four other cities — San Francisco, Seattle, and Boulder and Black Rock City in Colorado — have celebrated it every year.
The Portland nudist/cyclists have turned the event into a festival, with a pre-ride event and post-ride parties featuring both clothed and naked partying which lasts well into the night.

As for public order,

Portland Police don't arrest the naked riders. They cite the city's extremely tolerant public indecency code as permitting such activities as mass nude cycling.

The nice thing about climate catastrophe is that it is always impending no matter what, so there is no danger the moonbats will have to put their clothes back on after their naked activities have stabilized world temperatures.

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Satan joined the hordes of moonbats pedaling through Portland on Sunday.



Ex-Con Is Suing His Way Into a Job

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:57 AM

Has the Obama economy left you unemployed? You can always get a job the progressive way — force someone to hire you by suing them:

A man who has been in state prison twice for at least three counts of robbery really wants to work at Red Lobster. So much so that he's suing the seafood chain to hire him, alleging that the manager at the Times Square branch rejected his application because of his criminal history which is discrimination. And the Post's experts "say he has a case."
Robert Smith applied for a "kitchen help" position in February by completing an application online and "honestly answered the form's question about prior convictions." He never heard from them, so when he called (and got through on his fifth try), manager Nicole McVaughn allegedly told him, "I'm sorry to have to give you this info, but in my position as manager I don't hire convicted felons." At which point, the Post explains, "The robster saw red."

Fortunately for Smith, as a felon he is a member of a class favored by our liberal rulers. In the USSA, it is not up to a private business who that business hires; that's determined by government bureauweenies and black-robed moonbat oligarchs.

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So that's how the Hamburglar got a job working for McDonald's.

On a tip from Ummah Gummah.



Labor Lawyer Explains Why Boeing Shouldn't Be Allowed to Make Airplanes in Right to Work South

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:58 AM

The socialist goons staffing Obama's National Labor Relations Board have two reasons not to allow Boeing to build airplanes in a right to work state like South Carolina. It's not just that letting Boeing escape the suffocating unions that killed the car industry would peeve the Moonbat Messiah's union friends. Labor lawyer Thomas Geoghegan gives the other reason: Southerners are too inferior to do competent work.

We should be aghast that Boeing is sending a big fat market signal that it wants a less-skilled, lower-quality work force. This country is in a debt crisis because we buy abroad much more than we sell. Alas, because of this trade deficit, foreign creditors have the country in their clutches. That's not because of our labor costs — in that respect, we can undersell most of our high-wage, unionized rivals like Germany. It's because we have too many poorly educated and low-skilled workers that are simply unable to compete. …
There are reasons workers in the North get $28 an hour while down in the South they get $14 or even $10. Adam Smith could explain it: "productivity," "skill level," "quality."

What makes Southerners so inferior? A lack of sufficient moonbattery.

If the history of runaway shops proves anything, it's that many go "South" in more than one sense of the word. If that sounds unfair to the South, it is union busting that has inflicted the real unfairness in the region: income inequality and inferior schools.

An infusion of Marxism, more lavishly unaffordable pensions for educrats, and maybe one day Southerners will stop marrying their cousins and having so many gaps between their teeth.

Meanwhile, liberals will use the word "bigot" as a shillelagh on the head of anyone who doesn't share their snobbish ideology, and many of the nominally German Beemers they like to drive are made in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

On a tip from GoY.



June 20, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:52 PM

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Compliments of The.



Vomit Artist Millie Brown

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:54 PM

Apply moonbattery to politics and you get President Barack Hussein Obama. Apply it to art and you get Millie Brown:

LiveStudio saw the marriage of music and performance art in the form of Nexus Vomitus, a collaboration between vomiting artist Millie Brown and opera singers Patricia Hammond and Zita Syme. During the one-off performance piece, Millie created a rainbow-like spectrum of vomit on canvas to Patricia and Zita's melodic interlude.

Millie shares the secrets of her art:

"I drink coloured milk — the process is not painful but after several hours of vomiting it can take its toll, which is why I limit the number of colours I use. … The use of canvas is a natural progression from my early performances. I started puking down myself in various outfits, but wanted more longevity from the end result."

Longevity is important when you are producing timeless art.

Ms. Brown is in step with an art community dominated entirely by moonbats. David Thompson places her in the context of modern art history (WARNING: the following links aren't safe for work or for those with sensitive stomachs):

Aesthetes among you may detect the influence of Professor Keith Boadwee, whose colonic evacuations and "explorations of identity politics" are seared into the art world's collective memory. And doubtless that of his students. Likewise, there's a whiff of Jubal Brown, who gained fleeting notoriety by vomiting dye onto Mondrian's Composition in Red, White and Blue, supposedly in an act of righteous artistic criticism. Others may be reminded of Albert Reyes, whose dribbling on the road requires at least some degree of precision.

You can see why the NEA is so lavishly funded. It's hard to make a living at activities like these without government help.

Modern "art" is how moonbats express their hatred of beauty and civilization.



Steven Crowder Blacklisted by Partisan Propagandist Jon Stewart

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:24 PM

Andrew Klavan reports on the way the entertainment industry's left-wing blacklisting works:

According to [Steven] Crowder — my sometime colleague at PJTV — his manager submitted his work to some producers at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. One senior producer wrote to the manager to say, "Steven is definitely a talented guy," but "we never book conservative pundits." Crowder then made one of his weekly YouTube videos in which he displayed the letter and discussed the incident. Mostly, he did this by way of promoting his friend Benjamin Shapiro's new book Primetime Propaganda which, aptly enough, exposes TV's tacit blacklist of conservatives.
At this point, according to the next Crowder video, the Daily Show producer who wrote the letter went ballistic at being publicly exposed as a political blacklister. She furiously phoned Crowder's manager and upbraided him for showing Crowder her letter. The reaming was so bad, Crowder's manager, feeling he had to protect his business and his other clients, dumped Crowder.

Meanwhile, the same odious clown/propagandist Jon Stewart was on Fox News yesterday, calling Chris Wallace "insane" for being aware that Stewart has "an ideological, partisan agenda."

Wallace owns Stewart, via RedState.

On a tip from Just TheTip.



Burka Used to Escape Punishment

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:00 PM

The road through dhimmitude to Islamization has taken another detour into absurdity Down Under:

A Muslim woman sentenced to six months' jail for making a deliberately false statement that a racist policeman tried to forcibly remove her burka has been freed on appeal.
Judge Clive Jeffreys said he was not satisfied beyond reasonable doubt it was Carnita Matthews, a 47-year-old Muslim woman from Woodbine, NSW, who accused the police of racism because the person who handed in the complaint to police was wearing a burka at the time.
To reach the level of proof of identity to prove the case, it appears Mrs Matthews would have been required to identify herself by lifting her burka at the police station to prove her identity - which is what started the uproar in the first case.

As with most stories involving Muslims, intimidation by a potentially violent mob comes into play:

More than a dozen Muslim supporters linked arms and began chanting "Allah Uh Ahkbar" as they stormed out of Downing Centre, Sydney, with Mrs Matthews concealed behind them.
Tempers soon rose and they began jostling with police after several members of the group began attacking TV cameramen.
Mrs Matthew's lawyer Stephen Hopper defended them, saying: "They are obviously happy with the result and are expressing it in a way that is culturally appropriate to them".

Welcome to the jungle.

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Carnita's happy supporters being culturally appropriate.

On a tip from Andrew.



NY Times Attacks Traditional Family on Father's Day

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:06 PM

Yesterday the New York Times celebrated Father's Day by publishing an exceedingly lengthy piece on its conception of the modern family:

The setup is complicated. Griffin's mother, Carol Einhorn, a fund-raiser for a nonprofit group, is 48 and single. She conceived through in vitro fertilization with sperm from Mr. Russell, 49, a chiropractor and close friend. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday nights, Mr. Russell stays in the spare room of Ms. Einhorn's apartment. The other three days he lives on President Street with his domestic partner, David Nimmons, 54, an administrator at a nonprofit. Most Sundays, they all have dinner together.

We are asked to regard this grotesquely pathological situation as normal.

Such is the hiccupping fluidity of the family in the modern world. Six years running now, according to census data, more households consist of the unmarried than the married. More people seem to be deciding that the contours of the traditional nuclear family do not work for them, spawning a profusion of cobbled-together networks in need of nomenclature. Unrelated parents living together, sharing chores and child-rearing. Friends who occupy separate homes but rely on each other for holidays, health care proxies, financial support.

The conventional family just isn't hip anymore, so get with the program. Soon the terms father and mother will have been made into obscenities, as Aldous Huxley predicted in A Brave New World.

Reducing our culture to a freak show may make the creeps writing for the Times feel more at home, but the real underlying purpose is the same as with all their propaganda: to increase the power of government. Like religion, the family must be destroyed before liberty can be snuffed out completely, because it is a bulwark against the authority of the State.

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Like 1984, an inspiration to progressive social engineers.

On a tip from Sean.



Public Financing of Reconquistadors Explodes

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:26 AM

Letting your enemies run your country isn't cheap. The Community Organizer in Chief has been buying the support of militantly racist Reconquistadors with your money:

The influential and politically-connected National Council of La Raza [The Race] (NCLR) has long benefitted from Uncle Sam's largess but the group has made a killing since Obama hired its senior vice president (Cecilia Muñoz) in 2009 to be his director of intergovernmental affairs.
Ignored by the mainstream media, Judicial Watch covered the appointment because the president issued a special "ethics waiver" to bring Muñoz aboard since it violated his own lobbyist ban. At the pro illegal immigration NCLR, Muñoz supervised all legislative and advocacy activities on the state and local levels and she was heavily involved in the congressional immigration battles that took place in the George W. Bush Administration.
She also brought in a steady flow of government cash that's allowed the Washington D.C.-based group to expand nationwide and promote its leftist, open-borders agenda via a network of community organizations dedicated to serving Latinos. Among them are a variety of local groups that provide social services, housing counseling and farm worker assistance as well as publicly-funded charter schools that promote radical Chicano curriculums.

Now that Comrade Obama needs Hispanics to line up behind him electorally against the Gringo, public funding for this fifth column has exploded.

In fact, the government cash more than doubled the year Muñoz joined the White House, from $4.1 million to $11 million.

The money comes from a variety of departments — Labor (headed by Hilda Solis, a radical leftist with La Raza ties), Housing and Urban Development, Education, even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Wherever government has expanded its reach, it will create siphons to move money from taxpayers to its friends.

A social service and legal assistance organization (Ayuda Inc.) that didn't receive any federal funding between 2005 and 2008 got $600,000 in 2009 and $548,000 in 2010 from the Department of Justice. The group provides immigration law services and guarantees confidentiality to assure illegal aliens that they won't be reported to authorities.

Once again, we are forced to finance our own illegal colonization and eventual demographic obliteration. The hostility of our rulers to our country could not be more obvious.

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Financed by you.

On a tip from J. Hat tip: Weasel Zippers.



Defending the Indefensible

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:20 AM

At last, a little honesty from the Obama Regime:

It was supposed to be the White House's latest make-nice session with corporate America — a visit by Chief of Staff William M. Daley to a meeting with hundreds of manufacturing executives in town to press lawmakers for looser regulations.
But the outreach soon turned into a rare public dressing down of the president's policies with his highest-ranking aide.
One by one, exasperated executives stood to air their grievances on environmental regulations and stalled free-trade deals. And Daley, the former banker tasked with building ties with industry, found himself looking for the right balance between empathy and defending his boss.
At one point, the room erupted in applause when Massachusetts manufacturing executive Doug Starrett, his voice shaking with emotion, accused the administration of blocking construction on one of his facilities to protect fish, saying government "throws sand into the gears of progress."
Daley said he did not have many good answers, appearing to throw up his hands in frustration at what he called "bureaucratic stuff that's hard to defend."
"Sometimes you can't defend the indefensible," he said.

So rest easy, Jay Carney. No one expects you to defend Comrade Obama's bizarre claim that unemployment is caused not by the excessive government he personifies but by ATMs.

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Tips and graphic complements of Zappatrust. Check out his new store.



Arrested for Spanking

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:48 AM

You can't expect the little people to know how to raise their children. That's why liberal oligarchs have to step in and do it for them. In Corpus Christi, Rosalina Gonzales was arrested for spanking her two-year-old.

She'll be on probation for five years and will have to take parenting classes, follow all CPS [Child Protective Services] guidelines, and make a one-time $50 payment to the Children's Advocacy Center.
"You don't spank children today. In the old days, maybe we got spanked, but there was a different quarrel. You don't spank children. You understand?" the judge told Gonzales.
Gonzales does not have custody of the child or her other two children.
She is working with CPS to get them back, but until the state feels that she is ready, the kids will remain with their paternal grandmother.

Considering that I was never confiscated from my parents by meddling bureaucrats, I won't complain about having been spanked.

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The old days.

On a tip from Dave H.



Moonbat Tech: Floating Ecopolis

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:42 AM

According to the cheesy sci-fi fantasies that serve liberal ideologues for reality, our refusal to revert to a medieval economy will result in icebergs melting and sea levels rising until we find ourselves living in a lame Kevin Costner movie. Fortunately, moonbat visionaries have developed a solution — the floating ecopolis:

[A]rchitect Vincent Callebaut came up with this ecotectural marvel that could serve as a luxurious future retreat for 50,000 inhabitants seeking refuge from rising waters due to global warming. He believes the world will be desperately seeking shelter from the devastations of climate change, and hopes the auto-sufficient amphibious city will serve as a luxurious solution.
Vincent Callebaut called this project "Lilypad", but this ecotectural marvel is also called as "Floating Ecopolis for Climate Refugees". The whole structure is covered in green walls and roofs, the top portion covered in grasses with the inner portion featuring a palm oasis, and the under portion serving as a bed for natural sea planktons and oceanic plants.

The first Floating Ecopolis is scheduled for completion around the year 2100. By then the cycle of silliness should be back to global warming again; otherwise he would have invented a giant igloo to protect us from the global cooling hysteria that is likely to come back into vogue due to predicted lower solar activity.

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Moonbat architects must have a lot of time on their hands.

On a tip from Salvatore.



Misery Index Returns

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:56 AM

The misery index, combining unemployment with inflation, was emblematic of the misbegotten Carter Administration. Under the regime of Hope & Change, it has returned:

The index, first compiled during the soaring inflation days of the 1970s by economist Arthur Okun, is registering a nausea-inducing 12.7 — 9.1 percent for unemployment and 3.6 percent for annualized inflation — a number not seen since 1983. The index has been above 10 since November 2009 and had been under double-digits from June 1993 through May 2008.
The good news, of course, is that the Fed-led Paul Volcker embarked on a highly successful inflation-slaying campaign that brought the level of misery down sharply through the rest of the '80s recovery decade.

Another feature of the 1980s that allowed the misery to stop climbing was that America had its last conservative president.

If we hadn't turned back from the Jimmy Carter path, by now our economy would resemble Zimbabwe's. Another four years of Obama and it still might.

On tips from J and G. Fox.



June 19, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:39 PM

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Compliments of Air2air.



RFK Jr: Air America Was More Popular Than Conservative Radio

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:31 PM

Maybe Robert Kennedy Jr. isn't a pathological liar after all. It could be he's telling the truth as seen from the farthest bleak regions of clinical insanity. In his latest psychotic break from reality, he informs us that Air America, which failed spectacularly despite hype from the mainstream media, was actually more popular than conservative talk radio:

Another capitalist conspiracy has been exposed.

Back on earth, Air America went belly up because only a handful of leftist loons had any use for it. The same could be said of the appalling Tavis Smiley (see here and here), but PBS has the advantage of coercive funding.

Via Story Balloon.



Who's Stupid?

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:09 AM

If establishment media propagandists have been able to convince people that Sarah Palin is stupid, imagine what they could have them thinking of the Moonbat Messiah if he weren't their guy:

Via iOwnTheWorld, on a tip from Michelle.



More Petition Puerility

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:49 AM

Our historic first adolescent president tells us that the unemployment rate is stratospheric not because excessive government spending and regulation are suffocating the economy, but because of ATMs. Fortunately he can count on the same 53% that elected him to support him in confronting this menace to employment:

On a tip from J. Hat tip: Weasel Zippers.



Muslim iPhone

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:03 AM

Following the lead of our governmedia, Apple is bending over backward to appease Islamists. First it banned the iSlam Muhammad app (without doing the same to Bible Thumper); now it has released a Muslim version of the iPhone:

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Compliments of Merchant of Venom.



June 18, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:14 PM

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Via Strange Politics.



Morons Confess

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:24 PM

There isn't much that the sheep out there won't sign their names to. They'll even admit that they're morons — so long as you tell them they're endorsing malignant moonbat foolishness:

On a tip from Infidel Joe.



Pat Condell on Islamic Cultural Terrorism

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:40 PM

Islam is evil not only by conservative values, but according to the values liberals claim to hold as well. This makes the collusion of liberal authorities in Islamic cultural terrorism all the more unforgivable. Pat Condell cuts through the fog of cowardly lies:

On a tip from son of a preacher man. Hat tip: Maggie's Farm.



Could Wiener Really Turn Up on Current TV?

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:45 PM

Liberal reality imitates conservative parody. Remember this?

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It was quickly followed by this:

Within hours after Anthony Weiner announced his resignation from Congress, former MSNBC gabber Keith Olbermann suggested he may hire the soon-to-be-former New York lawmaker for a talk show on former Vice President Al Gore's fledgling television network, Current TV.

Whether this is an indictment of Weiner or of Olbermann is for the reader to decide.

On a tip from Viking04.



Darrell Issa: Holder Absolutely Knew About Gunrunning Outrage Earlier Than He Said

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:12 AM

With the notable exception of CBS, the mainstream media has studiously ignored the federal scheme to undermine the Second Amendment by helping Mexican criminals smuggle American guns across the border. But Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) is giving this outrageous scandal full attention, following the trail of slime straight to the top. Here he affirms that Eric Holder of the Social Justice Department "absolutely" knew about Fast and Furious earlier than he testified:

Already two American agents (Brian Terry and Jaime Zapata) have been killed with guns effectively provided to Mexican gangs by our rogue government. With a responsible media on the case, this story would place Comrade Obama's reelection beyond the realm of possibility.

On a tip from G. Fox.



Obama Crony Hatem Abudayyeh Has Been Raking in Taxpayer Money Despite Terror Ties

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:25 AM

Remember Hatem Abudayyeh, Obama's buddy who has visited the White House and has been under investigation for funding terrorists? Obama was able to funnel $70,000 to Abudayyeh's Arab American Action Network (founded by PLO propagandist and close family friend of the Obamas Rashid Khalidi) through the Woods Fund. But that was peanuts; in the era of Hopey Change, the trickle of money has turned into a fire hose. Now we learn that Hate 'Em has raked in as much as $457,000 from taxpayers:

It can't hurt to have a likeminded friend in the White House.

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



June 17, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:28 PM

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On a tip from Apostle53.



Bill Maher Reports on Weiner's Misdeeds

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:10 PM

Vestigial standards of decency can still prevent even the establishment media from reporting on the activities of the liberal politicians it exists to empower. That leaves it to Bill Maher, who being on HBO is officially beholden to no standards whatsoever other than political correctness, to tell us what congresscritter Anthony Weiner wallowed in while he was supposed to be attending to the people's business.

As a rule, nothing that backs up out of the toilet that serves Maher for a mouth should be taken as truthful, but as far as I know this is accurate. It certainly captures the moral tone we were introduced to during the Clinton days.

Warning: combining the world of powerful Democrats with that of left-wing entertainers is not likely to produce tasteful results. Jaded adults only please:

How many people really want to live in an America where this is what you see when you turn on the TV?

On a tip from The Only Other Conservative in Seattle.



Sheila Jackson Lee Diverts Islamic Terror Hearings Into Attack on Christians

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:51 PM

It's nice to see moonbat congresscritter Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) participating in the hearing Rep. Peter King (R-NY) called on the continuing terror threat posed by Islamists. Unfortunately, she chose to divert the hearings to target Christians:

"Are you familiar with the Christian militants?" she asked former New York Dept. of Correctional Services official Patrick Dunleavy. "Can one might say that they might possibly want to undermine this country because right now the right for women to choose is a Constitutional right but people disagree with it but here is an individual trying to undermine the protections that are given to women? Would you suggest that might be compared to trying to undermine this country? That's a possibility, is it not?"

Whose idea was it to give liberals the right to vote?

As noted at Gateway Pundit, there have been 126 terror-related arrests in the USA in the past 24 months. Every single one of them involved Muslims. No doubt liberals will eagerly seize on this fresh evidence of discrimination.

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Sheila Jackson Lee looking for the flag she thinks was left on Mars.

On tips from BURNING HOT and Byron.



Bureaucrats Crush Kids' Lemonade Stand With $500 Fine

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:12 PM

Suburban Washington may not be the best place for kids to take up capitalism:

A [Montgomery County, Maryland] inspector ordered the Marriott and Augustine kids to shut down the stand they set up on Persimmon Tree Rd., right next to Congressional [in Bethesda]. And after they allegedly ignored a couple of warnings, the inspector fined their parents $500.
"This gentleman from the county is now telling us because we don't have a vendors license, the kids won't be allowed to sell their lemonade," Carrie Marriott told us, her voice trembling.
The kids can't seem to understand it.

County bureauweenies don't ban all economic activity. For $300, you can get a permit to let US Open fans park on your lawn. So long as Big Government is well paid for allowing us to go about our own lives on our own property, everything is copacetic. But county officials don't stand to make much off little kids' lemonade stands.

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Children brazenly indulging in capitalist exploitation.

On tips from Stormfax and Dave H.



Police Captain Suspended for Not Forcing Officers to Attend Muslim Propaganda Farce at Mosque

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:16 AM

The Islamization of America is far behind the ongoing Muslim conquest of Europe, which is all the more reason for our dhimmi quisling rulers to brook no resistance. This is why Tulsa Police Captain Paul Fields was suspended without pay for two weeks for not forcing officers to attend a mosque:

The Law Enforcement Appreciation Day was held March 4 at the mosque of the Islamic Society of Tulsa. [Police Chief Chuck] Jordan has said the Islamic Society scheduled the event to show its appreciation for the officers' response to a threat against it.

That is, the officers were to be pulled away from their important duties to serve as propaganda props in support of the moonbat–Muslim meme that it is Islamists who are in danger, not the innocents they target with terror attacks.

Each of the Police Department's three patrol divisions had been assigned to schedule at least six officers and three supervisors to attend the event.
In a Feb. 18 interoffice correspondence, Deputy Chief Daryl Webster told Fields that the event organizers needed to know how many personnel would be attending so that things such as food and tours could be arranged.
Webster said voluntary participation was preferred, "but should voluntary response not be up to task, assignment would be the next alternative."
Fields said in correspondence with a superior that he considered the order to be "an unlawful order, as it is in direct conflict with (his) personal religious convictions, as well as to be conscience shocking."
He also told his superiors that he would not require any of his subordinates to follow the order "if they share similar religious convictions."

For that he was punished. Yet we're supposed to pretend that it's the Muslims our rulers invariably side with who are somehow oppressed.

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Islam at home…

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…and abroad.

On a tip from SR.



Moonbats Celebrate Flag Day in Arlington

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:59 AM

What better time for moonbats to express their patriotism than soon after Flag Day? What better place than Arlington, final resting place of so many of the heroes they despise?

A quiet Arlington neighborhood was the target Thursday morning of vandals who burned 27 American lawn flags that had been planted by Boy Scouts for Flag Day.
Arlington Police and the Fire Marshal's office are investigating the incidents on Quantico Street near 26th Road, but right now they say they have no suspects or possible motives.

No possible motives? Here's your motive: liberalism.

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Remnant of progressive Flag Day celebrations.

On a tip from Air2air.



Obama's Green Auto Decrees to Cost 260,000 Jobs

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:50 AM

There's a price to be paid for the trendy green posturing of our sanctimonious moonbat rulers, in terms of not only money but jobs:

The Detroit News's dogged David Shepardson has unearthed a study by one of world's most respected automotive research firms that reveals that President Obama's radical CAFE mandate that vehicles average — average! — 62 MPG by 2025 "could force vehicle prices up by nearly $10,000, reduce sales by 5.5 million vehicles annually, and eliminate more than 260,000 jobs."

If you expect to be buying a car in the 2020s, you'd best start saving now.

The CAR study also reveals that Obama's NHTSA and EPA have been gaming the figures when it comes to the cost of their new rules. The center's study predicts it will cost between $3,744 and $9,790 per vehicle, while the agencies have low-balled the figure at $770 to $3,500 per vehicle.

As with all Obama policies, the long-term effects on the economy will be devastating.

The resulting costs would shrink the new-car market, with 5.5 million potential buyers disappearing (and manufacturing jobs with them) by 2025. That assumes that the auto fleet can even be built to meet such an absurd spec. Currently, no car — much less the average — meets 62 mpg. Indeed, only a handful of small vehicles meet the 35-mpg fleet-wide standard mandated in just five years.

What's the point of insane rulings dictating standards that aren't economically or technologically feasible? Here's a clue:

As a result, there is more gaming of the system, as automakers pour lobbying money into D.C. to effect regulatory agency rules handing credits to electric cars — whether customers buy them or not.

Everything liberal government does has a single objective: to increase its wealth and power at the expense of our wealth and liberty. Impoverishing America by destroying the free market economy is both an inevitable byproduct of that objective, and a means toward it.

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They won't get 62 mph by making cars more safe.

On a tip from Byron.



Gwyneth Paltrow Delighted That Second-Grade Daughter Is Learning About Homosexuality at School

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:37 AM

We let halfwit Hollyweird degenerates steer the course of our culture, so why not formally put them in charge of bringing up the next generation? We could make Gwyneth Paltrow Secretary of Education. She would be a smooth fit with other prominent figures in the federal education bureaucracy, considering opinions like this:

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow, a top gay rights proponent in Hollywood, is thrilled that her second-grade daughter is learning about homosexuality.
In her newsletter GOOP, the Iron Man actress says that when her daughter came home with news about a classmate's lesbian parents, she was enthusiastic.
"When my daughter came home from school one day saying that a classmate had two mommies, my response was, 'Two mommies? How lucky is she?!'" she wrote.

As for religious objections to exposing children to homosexual depravity,

"This concept, while foreign to me, is interesting, as it used to justify so much judgement [sic] and separation in our society," wrote Paltrow. "What does it actually say in the bible that will cause some people to be upset by my line of thinking?"

If she's really curious and can pick up a Bible without it making her fingers blister and smoke, she might look up Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13, Romans 1:26-27, I Corinthians 6:9, I Timothy 1:8-11, and Jude 1:6-7 to get an idea.

Never mind all that. Ms. Paltry proclaims that "Religion is the cause of all the problems in the world." She even says it was the Bible that gave her the idea of naming her daughter "Apple."

Her other political crusades include boycotting shampoo and America, which she regards as capitalistic and uncivilized.

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Not as homely as she is clueless and warped.

On a tip from lonelypatriot.



Larry Flynt Offers Weiner a Job

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:51 AM

A Democrat of Anthony Weiner's moral stature won't have a problem finding his next job. Already the offers have begun to pour in — including from the obnoxious pornographer and prominent Bill Clinton defender Larry Flynt:

Mr. Weiner:
After having learned of your sudden and compelled resignation from your Congressional post, I would like to make you an offer of employment at Flynt Management Group, LLC in our Internet group. As a Congressman, you are known for your intensity and perseverance. I believe that this attitude, combined with your service in the House of Representatives' Committee on Energy and Commerce, will make you a valuable asset to this corporation.
This offer is not made in jest. To show our sincerity, Flynt Management Group, LLC is willing to pay twenty percent more than your former Congressional salary, ensuring that your medical benefits would be equal to what you were previously receiving. While you will have to relocate to our corporate offices in Beverly Hills, California, we would pay for all relocation costs.
Again, I cannot emphasize enough the genuineness of this offer. We are a serious corporation which, as you know, has been heavily involved in the political environment of this country for over thirty-five years. Our key missions have consistently included the crucial fight of battling hypocrisy within the federal and state governments. Flynt Management Group, LLC and Hustler Magazine have been dedicated to decades of serious political commentary. …
Sincerely,
Larry C. Flynt

Here I was thinking people bought Hustler to look at the pictures.

Congrats, libs. You have succeeded in reducing our political culture to an X-rated side show.

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Larry Flynt, personification of Democrat social mores.

On tips from SNuss and SR. Hat tip: Weasel Zippers.



June 16, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:32 PM

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Via iMaksim.



Alan Colmes Goes Ballistic Over Weiner Resignation

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:27 PM

Don't feel bad, Weiner. Your party was forced to throw you under the bus, but Alan Colmes still loves you:

You've got to love Colmes's last line:

"He was trying to protect his dignity [bwahahaha!] and his marriage [yeah, clearly a priority]… But I don't think that's a reason to step down, sadly."

Sure enough, it is sad that Colmes thinks being revealed as an arrogant liar as well as an irresponsible degenerate is not grounds to be forced to step down from Congress.

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



Moonbat Tech: The Turdburger

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:26 PM

If you think turkeyburgers are gross, try this:

Some hardcore carnivores have a hard time finding meat alternatives such as soy protein or tofu burgers to be palatable. But non-meat eaters may lose their appetite along with their carnivorous friends over this one — a meat alternative made from HUMAN EXCREMENT. Yep, you heard me correctly — Japanese scientist Mitsuyuki Ikeda has developed a "burger" made from soya, steak sauce essence, and protein extracted from human feces.

The turdburgers, which allegedly help save the earth from harmless carbon emissions, currently cost 10 to 20 times as much as regular meat. Clearly a government subsidy is in order.

The moonbat obsession with bodily wastes has finally reached the destination it was headed for from the beginning.

On a tip from AC.



Weiner's New Job

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:56 PM

That didn't take long:

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I see that Ed Schultz is joining him. Maybe they should rebrand the Goracle's Current TV as MSNBC2.

Compliments of Air2air.



Naked Moonbat Jumps Into Freezing Water With Whales

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:56 PM

Moonbats can't even keep their clothes on while riding their bicycles. You can't expect them to do it while communing with whales:

Braving sub-zero temperatures, she has thrown caution — and her clothes — to the wind to tame two beluga whales in a unique and controversial experiment.
Natalia Avseenko, 36, was persuaded to strip naked as marine experts believe belugas do not like to be touched by artificial materials such as diving suits.
The skilled Russian diver took the plunge as the water temperature hit minus 1.5 degrees Centigrade. …
The average human could die if left in sub-zero temperature sea water for just five minutes.
However, Natalia is a yoga expert and used meditation techniques to hold her breath and stay under water for an incredible ten minutes and 40 seconds.

Maybe the fat in moonbats' heads helps insulate them from the cold.

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Looking for love.

On a tip from AC.



Yuk Yuk Yuk

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:01 PM

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Compliments of Zappatrust.

They've got jobs. If you don't because they've sucked all the money and credit out of the economy with their corrupt pork spending and then bound it hand and foot with excessive regulations, that's good for a belly laugh:

President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness met today in Durham, NC at Cree Inc., a company that manufactures energy-efficient LED lighting. One of the Council's recommendations to President Obama was to streamline the federal permit process for construction and infrastructure projects. It was explained to Obama that the permitting process can delay projects for "months to years … and in many cases even cause projects to be abandoned … I'm sure that when you implemented the Recovery Act your staff briefed you on many of these challenges." At this point, Obama smiled and interjected, "Shovel-ready was not as … uh … shovel-ready as we expected." The Council, led by GE's Jeffrey Immelt, erupted in laughter.

Hardy har har. Crony capitalist Obama BFF Jeffrey Immelt of Government Electric is of course a beneficiary of the "stimulus" spending that has helped keep unemployment high.

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If you're laughing along with this, you're a lucky one with a job.



Workers Have It Better at Nonunionized Subaru

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:18 AM

The disease of unionization destroys every industry it infects, most dramatically including the American automotive sector and public education. But what would happen to the poor workers if there were no unions to look out for their interests by confiscating their money and giving it to Democrats? Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) demonstrates:

In its 22-year history — a period that has spanned three recessions, a global financial crisis, massive U.S. auto bankruptcies, and the departure of Isuzu, a founding partner, from the operation — SIA has rolled out more than 3 million vehicles and has never resorted to layoffs. Instead, it's given workers a wage increase every year of its operation. Staffers also enjoy premium-free health care, abundant overtime ($15,000 each, on average, in 2010), paid volunteer time, financial counseling, and the ability to earn a Purdue University degree on-site — all in a state that has lost 46,000 auto jobs and suffered multiple plant foreclosures in the past decade. …
To score a cherished "associate" position at the factory — there's a 10-1 ratio of applicants to openings — would-be employees are expected to put in long hours learning and practicing SIA's low-impact manufacturing. That means scrutinizing every byproduct, from welding slag to plastic wrap, for savings. And obsessively slicing seconds off assembly procedures. And a willingness to work whole months of six-day shifts, and likely years on the graveyard shift, while resisting the siren call of unionization. (The United Auto Workers has failed three times to organize the plant's workers.)

In the end, hard work will always beat collectivist coercion.

Now if Subaru would just stop marketing cars to moonbats.

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Americans can still make cars, so long as unions don't get in the way.

On tips from BURNING HOT and GoY. Hat tip: Doug Ross.



NASA Celebrates Pervert Pride

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:17 AM

How does NASA spend its time (and our money), now that Obama has essentially killed the space program? Its "foremost" mission, according to top bureauweenie Charles Bolden, is to help Muslims feel good about their imaginary scientific achievements (flying carpets, magic lamps, etc.). But the agency also pursues other objectives — like encouraging sexual perversion:

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Can you guess who Charlie B. is?

Good thing NASA doesn't put many people in outer space these days. It's highly inconvenient to throw up in your space suit.



Weiner Shrivels

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:20 AM

The media will have to find something else to report on to distract us from the mess Obama is making of the economy. The obnoxious sex fiend Anthony Weiner is finally knuckling under to pressure to stop making it so obvious that his party is a laughing stock.

Embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner reportedly has told friends he will resign from Congress, amid growing pressure from top Democrats after he admitted to having sexually charged relationships with women on Facebook and Twitter.
A Democratic source, who asked for anonymity, confirmed to USA TODAY that Weiner plans to step down. The New York Democrat informed Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of his plans last night while she was attending the annual congressional picnic at the White House.
WCBS-TV says Weiner, a New York Democrat first elected in 1998, will speak at 2 p.m. ET from his office in Brooklyn.

If only Democrats held presidents to as high a standard, Bill Clinton would have been forced out of office immediately after getting caught lying to our faces about Oval Office activities far worse than Weiner's creepy indiscretions.

That a rising star is going under the bus over behavior that is not far out of the norm for Democrat pols proves that they know they are very vulnerable in 2012.

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One fewer degenerate Democrat in DC; many more to go.

On tips from Byron and Kevin in Auburn, WA.



Nancy Pelosi's Fortune Explodes

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:21 AM

One of the perks of power is that it can help you grow your fortune. For example, take Nancy Pelosi:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) saw her net worth rise 62 percent last year, cementing her status as one of the wealthiest members of Congress.
Pelosi was worth at least $35.2 million in the 2010 calendar year, according to a financial disclosure report released Wednesday. She reported a minimum of $43.4 million in assets and about $8.2 milion in liabilities.
For 2009, Pelosi reported a minimum net worth of $21.7 million. …
Pelosi saw her wealth rise due to some stock gains and real estate investments made by her husband, Paul.

It's helpful to have a seat at the table, so that you know where to invest. Once you've invested, power helps you assure that nothing bad happens to the companies you're invested in.

Despite her quasi-Marxist politics, there is no indication that Nasty will be spreading all that wealth of hers around. That's what our wealth is for.

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It's good to be Queen.

On tips from lonelypatriot and J.



Separated at Birth?

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:39 AM

Maybe they're one and the same, nasty Nellie having taken a turn for the worse after they canceled Little House on the Prairie:

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Via Cheezburger.com, on a tip from Tucker.



June 15, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:57 PM

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Via The Political Jungle.



Campus Liberals: No Affirmative Action for Basketball

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:37 PM

What if Affirmative Action rewarded Caucasians instead of punishing them? Would liberals still support it? Of course not:

Congratulations to the libs in the video who suddenly figured out that talent and hard work are what count, and that our balkanizing racial spoils system is unjust and pernicious in the extreme. Now if only they could apply this lesson to the world outside of basketball.

Via Exposing Leftists, on a tip from Smorfia48.



Can't Touch This

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:37 PM

No voter who has been paying attention will want to touch this with a ten-foot pole:

Via iOwnTheWorld, on a tip from TED.



Sarah Palin's Critics Speak

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:40 PM

Something unseemly has been found in Sarah Palin's emails after all. Unsurprisingly, it was sent to her from one of her enlightened progressive critics. Don't look unless you've developed a tolerance to liberal language:

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Via Knowledge Is Power, on a tip from GoY.



Child Sex Offender Okayed to Work With Kids

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:58 AM

The Left's cultural agenda marches forward Down Under, where a convicted child sex offender has been okayed to work with children:

The man successfully appealed for the right to work with kids despite admitting sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy while his mother slept next door. …
The State Government rejected the man's application, but because the sex offender has shown "shame, remorse and empathy for his victim", and had "come to terms with his sexual identity", VCAT [Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal] granted his application.

The pervert, whose name has been suppressed to protect the guilty, crept into a kid's room in the bed & breakfast he owned and "indecently assaulted him." For his first known foray into working with children, he got a $1,500 fine and no jail time.

VCAT vice-president Judge Sandra Davis ruled that the perv, who could provide neither professional nor personal references, must be approved despite if not because of the sex crime, since he "was depressed at the time, withdrawn and isolated, and suffering after the break-up of his first homosexual relationship".

She also determined that "while his assault on the boy was 'predatory', he was not a predator."

What is the point of deliberately placing sexual deviants in positions to molest kids? We'll find out when our liberal rulers have finished mainstreaming homosexuality. By then the ground will have been laid to push the envelope to the next level of depravity.

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No picture of the perv; maybe this shot of Obama's Safe Schools Czar will do.

On a tip from Andrew.



Leon Panetta's Communist Ties

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:24 AM

Barack Hussein Obama, protégé of Frank Marshall Davis and Bill Ayers, isn't the only member of the current misadministration with communist ties. Look what Accuracy in Media has learned about current CIA director and Secretary of Defense nominee Leon Panetta:

The evidence shows that Panetta had a close and personal relationship with a member of the Communist Party by the name of Hugh DeLacy, whose record included meeting with communist espionage agents.

Still more disturbing is the evidence they did not find:

[W]e find no evidence that the Panetta-DeLacy relationship was ever examined by the FBI or the Senate when Panetta was being considered and confirmed for the post of CIA Director. The major media have been even more derelict, content to cover the Panetta hearings for Secretary of Defense in a cursory manner and then turn their attention back to something that is easier and more fun to cover and which is sure to attract interest — [Anthony] Weiner.

Nestled in a political establishment that is friendly toward our communist enemies and shrieks "McCarthyism!!!" at anyone who isn't, Panetta didn't have to try very hard to keep the relationship from going public.

Back in 1983 he inserted a tribute into the Congressional Record, recognizing DeLacy and his wife Dorothy, another communist, for their commitment to "social justice" and resisting "the dark forces of McCarthyism." The latter strongly indicates that Panetta was aware of their involvement in the communist cause and that not only did it not matter to him, it was evidence of their courage and bravery. …
Trevor Loudon writes, "The couple, Hugh DeLacy and his wife Dorothy Baskin DeLacy, both had long histories with the Communist Party USA and were very active in the Santa Cruz 'progressive' movement that had helped nurture Congressman Panetta's career. Phrases like 'social justice' and 'dark forces of McCarthyism' rolled from Rep. Panetta's pen, in a piece that would not have been out of place in the Communist Party's Peoples Daily World."
He adds, "The DeLacys were not merely Panetta's constituents--they were close personal friends. Hugh DeLacy was also a longtime correspondent, with whom Panetta regularly discussed defense and foreign policy issues."

These revelations fit smoothly with Panetta's history.

In addition to this evidence, we have congressional hearings, information about a communist cell active in Santa Cruz, and Panetta's own record as a member of Congress, where he fought during the 1980s to protect communist advances in such countries as Nicaragua and Grenada and worked feverishly to undermine President Reagan's anti-communist foreign policy and military defense build-up. Incidentally, back then Panetta was a foe of CIA covert action to protect America's vital interests, which makes Obama's selection of him as CIA director even more interesting.

According to veteran journalist Wes Vernon,

DeLacy was not only a prominent member of the Communist Party USA, but also a personal contact of identified Soviet spies Solomon Adler and Frank Coe and accused spy John Stewart Service.

In short, we have still more evidence that America's worst enemies have taken the helm. The full effects of what they are doing to our country won't become evident until after the next election.

What we would be watching on the evening news if the media weren't complicit.

On a tip from Byron.



Zetas Kidnap Innocents for Gladiator Games

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:26 AM

Thanks to the federal government's open border policy, multiculturalism is helping to make life in the Southwest vibrant and exciting. The latest colorful fad brought in by our friends to the south may be kidnapping busloads of innocent people to use in gladiator games for the amusement of drug lords. In Mexico, this is not the plot for a Mad Max sequel but grim reality:

Mexican drug lords are forcing kidnap victims to engage in fights to the death.
In a chilling twist to the drugs violence that has so far claimed over 40,000 lives, men are given machetes and knives and ordered at gunpoint to fight for their lives in gladiator-style contests. …
The horrific contests were revealed by a drug trafficker connected to the ultra violent Zetas cartel.
Zetas are believed to be behind the mass graves of hundreds of mutilated victims that have been found in recent months in central Mexico.
Almost 200 bodies were found near the Mexican city of San Fernando with most having died from blunt force trauma.
Many are thought to be victims of the blood sport where cartel chiefs re-enact the gladiator contests.
The cartel member, who is not identified, said the victims were bus passengers who were hijacked while travelling across Mexico.

At least this didn't happen to people traveling across Texas — yet. The Zetas already have footholds as far north as Dallas.

The odds of the moonbats running the Department of Homeland Security doing anything to defend us are nil.

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The future is starting to look like the past.

On tips from Katya Kakhov and AC.



The Best Media Jackals Can Do With Sarah Palin's Emails

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:25 AM

It took serious digging through mountains of emails, but the liberal establishment media finally found a smoking gun on Sarah Palin. From the NY Daily News:

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The article doesn't mention that the Moonbat Messiah's "Yes We Can" victory speech came in at grade level 7.4.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit, on a tip from SR.



Stock Market Bursts Upward After GOP Debate

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:35 AM

It's been a few years, but the US economy finally got some good news during the Republican debate Monday night, when the world learned that there's a full field of qualified GOP candidates, the worst of which would be a massive improvement on the leadership we have now. Here's how the Dow Jones responded:

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The market had been in a slide since the beginning of May.

For less rosy graphics, brace yourself and have a look at some representing the overall economic picture since the Moonbat Messiah has been in office.

Via BURNING HOT.



Southern Baptists Put Up Resistance to Homosexual Bullying

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:34 AM

Finally someone is putting up a little resistance:

Get Equal, a pro-homosexual advocacy group, has launched a petition drive that calls on the denomination to apologize for its teaching against the homosexual lifestyle. Organizers on the group's website contend the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is causing harm to the lesbian, "gay," bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, and petition signatures will be delivered this week to the SBC's annual meeting in Phoenix.
Terry Fox, senior pastor of Summit Church in Wichita, Kansas, and a longtime leader within the denomination, says the group is looking in the wrong place for an apology. "I think they're the ones that owe America an apology," he contends. "Their whole platform, that whole organization … is nothing but perversion, and it damages families, it damages children. Ultimately, it damages our own society."

We've already reached the point that stating the obvious like this is courageous almost to the point of recklessness. But if no one stands up to the bullies, the rot will continue to be rammed down our throats until we can no longer distinguish clean from unclean.

On a tip from Jimbo.



June 14, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:12 PM

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Via Sad Hill News.



The Current State of Advertising

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:00 PM

Noisily homosexual Neil Patrick Harris promotes the Tony Awards:

Moonbats have come a long way in their campaign to mainstream homosexual depravity. Now that they are winning the Culture War, do you think there will ever come a point where they say, that's enough, we don't need to expose children to that? Or will they keep pushing the envelope until America chokes on its own vomit and dies?

On a tip from The Bakers.



The Wittiest, Funniest, Smartest, Most Fabulous Person on the Planet

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:22 PM

Looks like O'Bammy picked the wrong presidency to stop snorting cocaine:

Compliments of Granny Jan.



Bitter Half Praises the Slacker in Chief's Work Ethic

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:07 PM

If our rulers say so, 2 + 2 = 5, and the adolescent slacker in the White House works harder than you do:

First lady Michelle Obama on Monday told a fundraiser in Southern California of the toll the presidency has taken on her husband Barack Obama.
"I see the sadness and worry that's creasing his face," she said to a crowd of about 500 at the Pasadena luncheon organized by the Southern California Women For Obama. She described his worth ethic as "tireless," according to pool reports.
"He reads every word, every memo, so he is better prepared than the people briefing him," she said. "This man doesn't take a day off."

Sounds like O'Bammy needs a rest from all the taxpayer-financed golf and vacations. He's welcome to take off the rest of his life, starting immediately.

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Hard at work.

On a tip from Viking04.



Anthony Weiner's Rehabilitation

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:55 AM

Anthony Weiner is going into "rehabilitation." What could rehabilitate him more effectively than granting him the Nobel Prize?

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If communist dictators, traitors, Arab terrorists, sinister con artists, and nonachieving boobs can win it, why not Weiner?

Compliments of Air2air.



Housing Crisis Worse Than Great Depression

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:49 AM

Let's check in to see how Obama's big economic recovery is going:

It's official: The housing crisis that began in 2006 and has recently entered a double dip is now worse than the Great Depression.
Prices have fallen some 33 percent since the market began its collapse, greater than the 31 percent fall that began in the late 1920s and culminated in the early 1930s, according to Case-Shiller data.
The news comes as the Federal Reserve considers whether the economy has regained enough strength to stand on its own and as unemployment remains at a still-elevated 9.1 percent, throwing into question whether the recovery is real.

Next they'll throw into question whether the Easter Bunny is real.

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Blowing away.

On a tip from wingmann.



CNN Jumps the Shark

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:47 AM

This screen cap does not come from some spittle-spewing leftist fever swamp blog like Daily Kos or Democratic Underground, but from CNN, which until now was still regarded by some as a legitimate news service:

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Looks like MSNBC didn't have the market cornered for adolescents crapping into their hands and flinging it at anyone considered to the right of Chairman Mao after all. Maybe there are more left-wing 6th graders watching news than I thought — or maybe CNN just took the lead in the dinosaur media's death march to the tar pits of obsolence.

Via The DC Crawler, on a tip from GoY.



Quislings Enable Islamic Thuggery in England

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:55 AM

Conquering England isn't easy. It hasn't been done since 1066. Fortunately for Muslim invaders, they have help from quislings on the inside:

Victims say that officers in the borough of Tower Hamlets have ignored or downplayed outbreaks of hate crime, and suppressed evidence implicating Muslims in them, because they fear being accused of racism.
The claims come as four Tower Hamlets Muslims were jailed for at least 19 years for attacking a local white teacher who gave religious studies lessons to Muslim girls.
The Sunday Telegraph has uncovered more than a dozen other cases in Tower Hamlets where both Muslims and non-Muslims have been threatened or beaten for behaviour deemed to breach fundamentalist "Islamic norms."
One victim, Mohammed Monzur Rahman, said he was left partially blind and with a dislocated shoulder after being attacked by a mob in Cannon Street Road, Shadwell, for smoking during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan last year.

Speaking out against Muslim thuggery results in punishment from the dhimmis in charge.

One teacher at the Bigland Green primary school, Nicholas Kafouris, last year took the council to an employment tribunal, saying he was forced out of his job for complaining that Muslim pupils were engaging in racist and anti-Semitic bullying and saying they supported terrorism. Mr Kafouris lost his case, though the school did admit that insufficient action had been taken against the behaviour of some pupils.

It's illegal in Airstrip One to put down homosexuals — unless you're a Muslim colonist.

Tower Hamlets' gay community has become a particular target of extremists. Homophobic crimes in the borough have risen by 80 per cent since 2007/8… Last year, a mob of 30 young Muslims stormed a local gay pub, the George and Dragon, beating and abusing patrons. Many customers of the pub told The Sunday Telegraph that they have been attacked and harassed by local Muslim youths. In 2008 a 20-year-old student, Oli Hemsley, was left permanently paralysed after an attack by a group of young Muslims outside the pub. Only one of his assailants has been caught and jailed.

Politician Peter Golds is often heckled as a "poofter."

Mr Golds said: "If that happened in a football stadium, arrests would have taken place. I have complained, twice, to the police, and have heard nothing. A Labour colleague waited three hours at the police station before being told that nothing would be done. The police are afraid of being accused of Islamophobia. Another Labour councillor said that the Met is now the reverse of what it must have been like in the 1970s, with a complete lack of interest when white people make complaints of harassment and hatred."

What things were like in the 1970s is a matter for debate. What they are like now is obvious.

The most prominent Muslim institution in Tower Hamlets is the East London Mosque:

The mosque is controlled by a fundamentalist group, the Islamic Forum of Europe, which says that it is dedicated to changing the "very infrastructure of society, its institutions, its culture, its political order and its creed … from ignorance to Islam."
The IFE's community affairs co-ordinator, Azad Ali, is chairman of the Muslim Safety Forum, an organisation officially recognised by the Met as its "principal [liaison] body in relation to Muslim community safety." Mr Golds said: "This relationship may explain the police's feebleness." The IFE also has close links to the Tower Hamlets mayor, Mr [Lutfur] Rahman.

Islamists don't have anywhere near the leverage they will need to destroy England without help from the authorities. But if demographic trends continue, they soon will. Then it will be too late for Britons to throw liberal weenies out of power; Muslims will do it for them.

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Multiculturalism blossoms in Britain.

On a tip from G. Fox.



Move Over Mugger Mover

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:09 AM

It's a good thing bureauweenies have plans to blow $500,000,000.00 on a new light rail to nowhere for the dying city of Detroit. Critics thought the new rail system was a foolish waste of money, considering that Detroilet already has a light rail system that few people ride. That criticism is no longer valid, now that the Mugger Mover is falling prey to Mayor Dave Bing's budget cuts:

Bing has said the reductions would shut down Sunday bus service and force the closure of the People Mover.

Not to worry, New Mogadishu could have a new Mugger Mover soon, courtesy of federal taxpayers. The old one can be left to rot like the rest of the city that best represents the results of LBJ's "Model Cities Program."

Here's a better way to spend $500 million on Detroit: pay Canada to take our most liberal city off our hands.

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What liberalism has left of Detroit.

On a tip from AC.



Separated at Birth?

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:41 AM

The difference between them is that one supposedly sticks its head in the sand. The other goes into sex fiend rehabilitation camp.

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Via The Jawa Report, on a tip from Burning Hot.



Cambridge Offers Cash to "Married" Homosexuals

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:31 AM

Apparently our moonbat rulers didn't feel they were doing enough to encourage homosexual depravity. Now the home of Harvard is actually offering cash payments to privileged perverts:

Cambridge, Mass., is offering a stipend to "city employees in a same-sex marriage who pay federal taxes on the value of the health benefits their spouse receives from the city," the Boston Globe reported on Thursday.
The stipend is meant to help cover the cost incurred by people in a same-sex marriage who want their spouses covered by their employer's health insurance. That coverage is not taxable income for people in opposite-sex marriages.
Starting July, Cambridge will make quarterly payments to defray the tax that costs same-sex married couples as much as $1,500 to $3,000 a year. The stipend will cost the city roughly $33,000 per year, the Globe reported.

Google offers something similar, but being a private company, it has a right to indulge in pernicious social engineering. Cambridge does not, because that $33,000 is stolen from taxpayers.

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Guess who gets to pay for liberals' vision of America.

On a tip from Ianto.



June 13, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:42 PM

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Compliments of Mike P.



Cedar Falls Bureaucrats Demand Universal Lock Box on Properties

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:30 PM

The oligarchical collectivist ruling class that has been taking sledgehammers to our liberties mainly infests the coasts, but the Heartland is no refuge from encroaching totalitarianism. Last week we learned about Tennessee criminalizing posting any photo online that offends anyone. Now we hear that the City Counsel of Cedar Falls, Iowa

is following in the footsteps of the Indiana Supreme Court and law enforcement by passing an ordinance by a vote of 6-1 that requires keys for a universal lock box for commercial properties, apartments, and rental buildings.

This demand that Big Government be given a key to private homes and businesses is on the verge of becoming law. A final vote is scheduled for tonight.

Next homeowners will be required to install two-way Telescreens as in 1984, or maybe glass walls so that the authorities can see what we're up to as in Evgeny Zamyatin's We. As the last of our liberties crumble under the boots of advancing statism, no violation of our privacy and our property is too outrageous to be inflicted.

On a tip from Funnybone.



Naked Moonbats on Wheels Postponed

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:03 PM

Bad news for NYC moonbats who like to shock and disgust the few normal people left in the city by riding around naked on bicycles:

The World Naked Bike Ride was postponed Saturday due to inclement weather.
"We weren't going to get the turnout we were hoping for," volunteer organizer Joe Sharkey told us. "The weather was looking pretty bad."
There was, however, a "postponement party," Sharkey explained, at the space that was planned for the after-party — 99 South 6th Street in Brooklyn, on the other side of Williamsburg Bridge from the planned starting point of the ride, East River Park. Once the weather cleared up there was an abridged version of the ride for about half an hour through Williamsburg.

At least the abridged route still allowed them to horrify orthodox Jews on their Sabbath as originally planned.

Until the naked bike ride can be rescheduled, exhibitionist moonbats will have to make do with this video. WARNING — not safe for work; for adults with strong stomachs only:

Underclothed moonbats at play.

On a tip from Ummah Gummah.



Anthony Weiner Action Figure

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:02 PM

What are moonbat parents to buy for their children who already have the Oddfellows Revolutionary collection? Most probably already have the Barack Hussein Obama action figure too. Here's something that might help kids develop liberal sensibilities:

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Hat tip: POH Diaries. On tips from TWB and AC.



Man Marries Mannequin

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:32 PM

What's next after homosexual "marriage"? Pretty much anything you can imagine — including marrying a wooden doll:

[Ned] Nefer, 38, says he's married to a mannequin named Teagan, and the kooky couple is traveling 70 miles from Syracuse to Watertown on foot, the Watertown Daily Times reported.
Or at least Nefer is walking. The Syracuse native is pushing his 6-foot wooden wife in a wheelchair across upstate New York.
…Teagan was only a head when they first met.
But he built her a wooden body and claims they were married on Oct. 31, 1986, in California.

Another leap forward for civil rights. Halloween must be extra fun in the Teagan household, as they celebrate their wedding anniversary.

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The lovebirds.

On a tip from wbtsguy.



Chavez Blames Conservative Opposition for Blackouts

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:04 PM

Guess whose fault it is when a socialist regime sitting on a sea of oil can't produce enough energy to keep the lights on? The right wing's, of course:

President Hugo Chavez accused his political rivals on Sunday of sabotaging the country's electricity grid and trying to pin the blame on his government for blackouts plaguing much of Venezuela. …
Many Venezuelans in affected areas appear to be growing impatient as government officials promise solutions to a problem that has persisted since 2009 despite billions of dollars in investment aimed at revamping the power grid.

Here I was thinking that socialists could fix any problem by throwing other people's money at it.

Naturally none of this is the fault of moonbat dictator Hugo Chavez.

The president suggested that "a group of the right-wing, anti-nationalist opposition that is willing to do anything" is sabotaging the grid.

Venezuela's oil reserves are massive. But as Milton Friedman observed, "If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand." Chavez's politics are essentially identical to Obama's.

Aixa Lopez, director of the Committee for People Affected by Power Outages, a pressure group that monitors the extent of the problem, said blackouts — some of them lasting up to 20 hours — have repeatedly hit Caracas and at least 10 of Venezuela's 24 states in recent months.
Lopez said blackouts at hospitals have interrupted surgeries, damaged thousands of home appliances and disrupted activity at numerous businesses and public institutions, ranging from restaurants to schools. Several major outages in Caracas this year have shut down the subway and street lights, further aggravating traffic jams that snarl through streets, causing chaos in the bustling capital, she added.
"The situation is serious, and it's unacceptable," Lopez said.

At least our socialist ruler warned us in advance.

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As goes Venezuela, so we'll go if we don't stop following in its footsteps.

On a tip from Ianto.



Peace Activist Ran Phony Blog

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:01 AM

Is there any aspect of the "peace" movement that isn't fake?

An author claiming to be a lesbian Syrian-American who ran a blog titled 'A Gay Girl in Damascus' has been found to be a married American man named Tom MacMaster who lives in Scotland.

MacMaster is described as "a student and peace activist." He must be studying at the Dan Rather School of Journalism. He says the blog was fake but accurate:

"While the narrative voice may have been fictional, the facts on this blog are true and not misleading as to the situation on the ground."

Here's the "peace activist" wearing a shirt advertising the cult of a bloodthirsty communist executioner:

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On tips from Katie and GoY.



As Government Spending Rises, Employment Falls

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:04 AM

We were told that the more money our rulers frivolously wasted on pork projects, the lower unemployment would be. To the surprise of no one who keeps his head outside his colon, "stimulus" spending has had the exact opposite effect. Via Investors.com:

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Don't expect the New York Times et al. to figure out any time soon that sucking all the money and credit out of the economy and flushing it down the drain doesn't put businesses in a position to hire. If they were capable of learning, FDR's extension of the Great Depression would have taught them all they need to know on this topic.

Then again, it's possible that they did learn from FDR. Maybe our ruling class doesn't consist of idiots; maybe they are doing this on purpose. "The worse the better," 1960s radicals used to say, meaning that they could not replace the most efficient economic system in the history of the world (capitalism) with one repeatedly proven not to work (socialism) until people had been made miserable.

On a tip from Burning Hot.



Toys for Moonbat Tots

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:56 AM

In the unenlightened days, kids played with G.I. Joes and Hot Wheels cars. But now we know that American soldiers are rapists and baby killers, and cars make it be too hot out for the polar bears. Progressive parents have found more wholesome toys. Seen in a St. Louis toy store:

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From the product description:

Viva la Revolución! So maybe you can't take up arms and join the resistance right now. In the meantime, keeping these guys handy will remind you of your revolutionary roots and let everyone else know that you don't roll with The Man.

Vladimir Lenin inflicted untold misery on Russia and set the table for Stalin's genocidal excesses. Che Guevara was an executioner who admittedly enjoyed murdering people. Mao killed more of his own people than any other tyrant in human history. But the important thing is that liberals don't let their kids play with toy guns.

On tips from AC and J.



Homosexual Militants Begin to Infiltrate Boy Scouts

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:51 AM

Homosexual priests molesting little boys presented the liberal establishment with so many opportunities to bash the Catholic church, think of the fun they'll have once they've been able to impose gay scoutmasters on the hated Boy Scouts. The Scouts have put up resistance for years, but in Britain it looks like they are crumbling:

The Scout Association has revealed plans to boost its number of homosexual members and leaders.
But the move has been criticised for 'steering the organisation' away from its original Christian values.

These Christian values are why progressives have made it a priority to infiltrate and corrupt the Boy Scouts.

Leaflets have been circulated informing children that "there is nothing wrong with being gay and being a Scout."

A second leaflet, under a paragraph Gay Adults In Scouting, tells prospective leaders and volunteers: "It's OK to be an adult in Scouting and be gay!"
Patrick Harvie, the Scottish Green leader, welcomed the move and urged the Scouts to go further…

For an idea of what going further will entail, refer again to the homosexual priest pedophilia scandals.

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Gay scoutmasters taking little boys out in the woods. What could go wrong?

On a tip from Steve T.



Weiner Still Has Friends Among Liberals

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:38 AM

It may be hypocritical for Democrats to tolerate the presence of Anthony Weiner following Nancy Pelosi's high-toned rhetoric about "draining the swamp," but it's more hypocritical still for them to condemn him. Weiner behaved disgustingly, betrayed his wife's trust, irresponsibly compromised his position of power in a way that opened him up to blackmail, and then looked us straight in the face and told brazen lies. Bill Clinton did all of these things, but rather than content himself with sending sleazy photos over the Internet, he actually had sex with a woman young enough to be his daughter right in the Oval Office. Yet even afterward, Clinton is rivaled only by Barack Hussein Obama for popularity among Democrats. If he could run again, his support from Dems would be overwhelming and enthusiastic.

Democrats are appalled not by Weiner's vile behavior, but by how it will play among independent voters with standards of decency. Bill Clinton's legacy was officially establishing that Democrats themselves have no standard of decency.

The less two-faced Dems are standing by Weiner, refusing to pretend that their party represents anything other than degeneracy, irresponsibility, arrogance, dishonesty, coercion, theft, treason, and abortion. Here's to you Chris Matthews, whose only problem with the Weiner fiasco is that

"People in the rural areas of this country who are Christian conservative culturally — you can say backward if you want … don't like this kind of stuff."

Kudos to Alec Baldwin, who absolves Weiner with a restatement of the liberal moral creed — "everybody does it":

"Weiner is a modern human being. So he ensnared himself in things that modern humans do."

Hats off to Janeane Garofalo, who responds to Weiner's antics by screeching:

"Anthony Weiner deserves to be supported and hopefully he will be mayor of New York one day."

Echoing Baldwin and every Democrat who could get near a microphone during the Lewinsky scandal, she adds,

"Everyone lies about sex."

That itself is a lie, but at least Garofalo and the others are honest enough not to pretend to be anything better than what they have chosen to be — Anthony Weiner's peers.

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The definitive Democrat defiles a flag pin.

On tips from wingmann, Air2air, SR, and Byron.



June 12, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:49 PM

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Via iMaksim.com.



Ann Coulter Schools Clueless Idiots on Tea Party Violence

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:25 PM

The best thing about a new Ann Coulter book coming out may not be the book itself, but the chance to watch her pull the wings off moonbats as she does the talk show rounds to promote it. Here she exposes the appalling ignorance of the cretins infesting The View:

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



Christopher Hitchens on North Korea

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:39 PM

If patriots put up insufficient resistance, liberals of both parties will continue to expand the scope and power of Big Government until it crowds everything else out of existence. This has already been accomplished in North Korea, the statist ideal toward which progressives are progressing.

Government grows at the expense of not only our wealth and our freedom, but also the meaningfulness of our lives. As Christopher Hitchens notes, the final triumph of oligarchical collectivism reduces human existence to complete meaninglessness. This even more than the massive piles of corpses stacked up by socialist dictators is key to understanding that socialism is not merely a bad idea embraced by well-meaning fools, but evil in the most profound sense of the word.

Hitchens's atheistic point of view wouldn't seem to have a place for satanic evil. Yet he recognizes it when he sees it.

On a tip from Secret Squirrel.



Big Government Teaches Monkeys to Smoke Crack on Your Dime

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:51 AM

The CNS Golden Hookah award goes to the National Institute on Drug Abuse for flushing over $3.6 million of our money down a program to get monkeys hooked on drugs including PCP, meth, heroin, and cocaine so that their behavior can be studied at various phases of the menstrual cycle:

Here's a cost saving idea that wouldn't involve abusing monkeys or spending taxpayer money on hard drugs: recruit subjects by requiring female welfare recipients to pick up their checks at the NIDA lab while they are having their monthlies.

Via Conservative Patriot, on a tip from Rich.



Peloschio

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:17 AM

Every time she tells lies, Peloscio's nose grows, and the skin on her face is stretched a little tighter:

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Compliments of nobarack08.



June 11, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:13 PM

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Compliments of wingmann.



Mitt Sings

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:26 PM

Willard "Mitt" Romney wants the political/media establishment to understand that he isn't some wild-eyed conservative but a member of the power structure who won't rock the boat, much less allow any deviations in its course toward totalitarian oligarchical collectivism. He's gone so far as to set his recent avowal of faith in the global warming hoax to music:

Via PoliSat.com and The People's Cube. On a tip from Jim.



Head of Homeland Security Dismisses Notion of Focusing Antiterrorist Efforts on the People Most Likely to Be Terrorists

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:05 PM

Uncle Mort informs us that it is not uh good logic uh to focus uh screening efforts uh on the young Muslim men responsible for virtually all terror attacks worldwide:

Imagine if this moron were in charge of the Pacific Theater during World War II. She might proclaim that it was not uh good logic to focus combat efforts on young Japanese men in military uniform charging our troops with bayonets.

On a tip from Bill T.



As Promised, Obama Is Destroying Coal Industry

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:47 AM

Remember when Obama shockingly promised before the election that he would bankrupt the coal industry that provides us with about half our electric power?

Joke Biden was on the same page:

For once our rulers are keeping their campaign promises:

Two new EPA pollution regulations will slam the coal industry so hard that hundreds of thousands of jobs will be lost, and electric rates will skyrocket 11 percent to over 23 percent, according to a new study based on government data.
Overall, the rules aimed at making the air cleaner could cost the coal-fired power plant industry $180 billion, warns a trade group.
"Many of these severe impacts would hit families living in states already facing serious economic challenges," said Steve Miller, president of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. "Because of these impacts, EPA should make major changes to the proposed regulations before they are finalized," he said.

Sure, the EPA is going to put the livelihood of Red Staters in West Virginia ahead of infinitesimally cleaner air for the polar bears. The devastating impact of these regulations is the whole point, as B. Hussein and his halfwit sidekick made obvious.

Voting for these moonbats wasn't just foolish in the extreme; it was an act of economic sabotage. Hopefully there aren't many nihilistic enough to do it again.

On tips from J and G. Fox.



June 10, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:15 PM

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Compliments of The Only Other Conservative in Seattle.



CNN's Piers Morgan Hurls Insults at Tea Party

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:41 PM

The barking moonbats at MSNBC have no monopoly on junior high level leftism. Here the loathsome Piers Morgan of CNN depicts decent Americans who love liberty enough to participate in Tea Parties as a mob, insults their intelligence, and implies that only a stupid person could approve of them:

To sneer that anyone who believes in limited government is mentally deficient constitutes an argument among liberals. Yet Piers himself is of sufficiently low IQ to buy into the preposterous Sarah Palin crosshairs idiocy; you simply cannot reason with a person that dumb.

Morgan has stooped still lower in the past:

Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan has been sacked after the newspaper conceded photos of British soldiers abusing an Iraqi were fake.
In a statement the Mirror said it had fallen victim to a "calculated and malicious hoax" and that it would be "inappropriate" for Morgan to continue.
The Queen's Lancashire Regiment (QLR) said the Mirror had endangered British troops by running the pictures. …
The BBC's Nicholas Witchell said it appeared Piers Morgan remained unrepentant right to the end.
"According to one report Mr Morgan refused the demand to apologise, was sacked and immediately escorted from the building," he said.

It must be reassuring to Client #9 to know he isn't the most disgraceful creep to find a happy home amid the vermin nesting at CNN.

On tips from Antara. Hat tip: The Right Scoop.



Carbon Credits for Killing Camels

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:12 PM

Not only people suffering from the regulation-choked economy stand to get hurt by the bizarre godless religion currently known as Climate Change. In moonbattery-addled Australia, animals too can take it in the neck:

Kill a camel, earn cash for cutting greenhouse gases: That offer may be coming soon in Australia, where vast numbers of the nonnative, methane-belching animals have been trampling the Outback for more than a century.
The government has proposed that killing camels be officially registered as a means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Australia has the world's largest population of wild camels — an estimated 1.2 million — and considers them to be a growing environmental problem.

Hunting is great. Culling and even eliminating wild pests is fine too. But industrial-scale eradication in the name of a bogus ideology makes you wonder who these lunatics will kill for burping next.

Mark Dreyfus, the government's parliamentary secretary for climate change, said he hopes the proposal wipes out camels from the Australian wild.

Where are PETA activists now that we finally have a use for them? Never mind, I know where: busy pushing the bad taste envelope over the edge:

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On tips from Muddypaw, mega, GoY, and BURNING HOT. Hat tip: Knowledge Is Power.



Separated at Birth?

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:33 AM

If Democrats turn out to have enough residual self-respect to throw Anthony Weiner out of Congress, there will always be a place on the couch for him between Butt-head and Weiner's long lost twin brother Beavis:

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On a tip from G. Fox.



Obama Regime Stabs Britain in the Back on Falkland Islands

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:24 AM

It's official: under the treacherous foreign policy of the Obama Administration, the US government has become an enemy of America's closest ally, Great Britain:

Washington signed on to a "draft declaration on the question of the Malvinas Islands" passed by unanimous consent by the General Assembly of the Organisation of American States (OAS) at its meeting in San Salvador [Tuesday], an issue which had been heavily pushed by Argentina. In doing so, the United States sided not only with Buenos Aires, but also with a number of anti-American regimes including Hugo Chavez's Venezuela and Daniel Ortega's Nicaragua.
The declaration calls for Argentina and Great Britain to enter into negotiations over the sovereignty of the Falklands, a position which London has long viewed as completely unacceptable. It also comes in the wake of increasing aggression by the Kirchner regime [of Argentina] in the past 18 months, including threats to blockade British shipping in the South Atlantic. …
Washington backed a similar resolution in June last year, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made it clear in a joint press conference with Cristina Kirchner in Buenos Aires in March 2010 that the Obama administration fully backs Argentina's calls for negotiations over the Falkands, handing her Argentine counterpart a significant propaganda coup. The State Department has also insultingly referred to the Islands in the past as the Malvinas, the Argentine name for them.
It is hugely disappointing that the Obama administration has chosen once again to side not only with the increasingly authoritarian regime in Argentina, but also with an array of despots in Latin America against British interests. Mrs Clinton should be reminded that 255 brave British servicemen laid down their lives in 1982 for the freedom of the Falkland Islanders, who are overwhelmingly British, following the brutal Argentine invasion.

Don't blame Shrillary. Her boss has had it in from the beginning for our British brothers. His petty insults (returning Churchill's bust, giving a conspicuously crappy and unusable gift to the PM, etc.) have escalated to potentially inflicting permanent geopolitical damage, even forcing Britons to live under autocratic Argentine rule.

Barack Hussein Obama II has made it obvious that he identifies more with Kenya, his ancestral homeland, than with America. Britain's attempts to introduce civilization to Kenya did not always go smoothly. The savage Mau Mau rebellion could not be repressed without harsh measures. Now the Manchurian Moonbat is taking his revenge on behalf of his forefathers.

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After humiliatingly messing up this toast, he must be extra angry.

On a tip from Byron and Jerry in Texas.



Totalitarianism Gets a Foothold in Tennessee

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:25 AM

What the hell is going on in the Volunteer State?

A new Tennessee law makes it a crime to "transmit or display an image" online that is likely to "frighten, intimidate or cause emotional distress" to someone who sees it. Violations can get you almost a year in jail time or up to $2500 in fines.

The image doesn't have to represent the supposedly emotionally distressed victim, who could be anyone who happens to see it. Intent to distress doesn't need to be proved.

If you run a website, you might try posting nothing but pictures of kittens and butterflies. But even those might traumatize sufferers of ailurophobia and entomophobia.

Since there is no conceivable imagine that no one could claim to be distressed by, this law theoretically gives the State of Tennessee power to throw anyone in jail for any image they post on the Internet.

How do people with such open contempt for the concept of liberty get elected to public office?

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Here's an image that causes me emotional distress in the extreme.

On a tip from J.



Obama Hosts a Kindred Spirit

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:24 AM

Remember when Barack Hussein Obama asked us to judge him by the company he keeps? Too bad voters didn't take his advice; it would have spared the country one of its most destructive and expensive not to mention disgraceful chapters.

Now that he's in the White House, Comrade Obama has widened his social circle of communists, terrorists, PLO propagandists, felon slumlords, et cetera to include corrupt African dictators:

Barack Obama has come under fire for extending a formal invitation to a shamed African dictator who has ruthlessly plundered billions of dollars from his own country.
The U.S. President is [yesterday] having a coveted private meeting with President Ali Bongo of Gabon in the Oval Office despite his appalling track record.
Bongo's family has ruled the impoverished African nation with an iron fist for five decades and have used its oil riches to fund a life of outrageous luxury.
Meanwhile one third of people in Gabon live on less than $2 a day and thousands starve to death each year or are forced to pick through garbage to find food.

I wonder if Bongo refers to them as "bitter clingers."

You don't need to be Tonya Reiman to notice a difference in body language between this shot of Obama with Ali Bongo…

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…and this one with the heroic Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of our democratic ally Israel:

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Birds of a feather will flock together. Opposites don't necessarily attract.

On a tip from Conan.



Food Stamp Entrepreneur Gets Cuffed

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:25 AM

Remember this?

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Trolls barked that it's a photoshop. But now we have the story behind it:

Buying $141.78 worth of lobster, steak and Mountain Dew with a Bridge card violates no laws or rules.
But turning around and selling the stuff for 50 percent of its value, well … that's a different matter.
Louis Wayne Cuff, a 33-year-old Menominee man was arraigned in 95th District Court in Menominee last week for food stamp trafficking, a felony. Cuff's arrest resulted from a month-long joint investigation by the State Department of Human Services' Inspector General and the Menominee County Sheriff's Department. Cuff allegedly bought the lobster, steak and Mountain Dew and resold it for 50 cents on the dollar.
It began with a receipt allegedly found in the parking lot of Angeli's County Market, in the Upper Peninsula town of Menominee.

Note that the crime was not blowing taxpayer money on frivolous luxuries, but trying to make a profit on it. Capitalism is how people naturally interact economically. Government cannot suppress capitalist behavior entirely, but can only pervert it.

The real criminals are the politicians who allowed Cuff to spend other people's money on steak and lobster.

On a tip from Michelle.



Che Guevara Demotivator Collection

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:27 AM

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Compliments of J.



June 9, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:12 PM

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Compliments of Cons.Underground.



Leftist Zombies Disrupt Special Olympics Event

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:57 PM

Can Anthony Weiner's fellow liberals dig down to even lower levels of classlessness? Wisconsin progressives give it their best shot by dressing up as zombies to disrupt a Special Olympics event featuring Governor Scott Walker:

At this point it's safe to say that if you aren't disgusted by moonbats, you probably are a moonbat.

On tips from Steve B, Liberty Lover, J, Kent, mega, and Kevin in Auburn, WA. Hat tips: Grandpa John's, Badger Blogger.



The Brutal Fist of the Department of Education

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:20 PM

The Department Education does more for us than encourage kids to experiment with disease-spreading sexual depravity. It also sends out paramilitary units to break down people's doors:

At 6 a.m. Tuesday, [Kenneth] Wright [of Stockton, California] said he woke up to what he thought was a S.W.A.T team breaking down his door. As Wright came downstairs in his boxer shorts, he said the officers barged through his front door.
Wright said an officer grabbed him by the neck and led him outside on his front lawn.
"He had his knee on my back and I had no idea why they were there," Wright said.
According to Wright, officers also woke his three young children, ages 3, 9, and 11, and put them in a Stockton police patrol car with him. Officers then searched his house.
"They put me in handcuffs in that hot patrol car for six hours, traumatizing my kids," Wright said.
As it turned out, the person a team of federal agents were looking for — Wright's estranged wife Michelle — was not there.

Eyewitnesses corroborate Wright's account.

"They surrounded the house; it was like a task force or S.W.A.T team," across the street neighbor Becky said. "They all had guns. They dragged him out in his boxer shorts, threw him to the ground and handcuffed him." …
"I felt really bad for those kids," said Becky about agents when they brought out Wright's three children. "They were crying really loud."

The agents were from the Department of Education. They are investigating Wright's absentee wife for financial aid fraud. Barack Obama recently nationalized the student loan industry to help fund ObamaCare.

Now we know why the Department of Education thinks it needs shotguns.

The great George Washington, whose name is disgraced by what has been happening in the capital, said it well:

"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."

It doesn't matter if it's the Department of Education or the Department of Flowers and Songs; if it's government and it's allowed to grow beyond its bounds, it will inevitably result in innocent men dragged out of their homes in handcuffs while their children scream.

On tips from GoY, G. Fox, The Only Other Conservative in Seattle, and Clairice.



Green Buildings Hazardous to the Health

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:10 PM

As with all things green, the supposedly energy efficient buildings the government has been shoveling mountains of "stimulus" money at have their downsides:

The Institute of Medicine report warns that the effort to counter climate change has spurred a shift to untested new materials and building retrofits that could limit and alter the air flow inside buildings. It said this may concentrate indoor pollutants…
"America is in the midst of a large experiment in which weatherization efforts, retrofits, and other initiatives that affect air exchange between the indoor and outdoor environments are taking place and new building materials and consumer products are being introduced indoors with relatively little consideration as to how they might affect the health of occupants," said a statement from John Spengler, the chairman of the committee that wrote the report. "Experience suggests that some of the effects could be negative."

Unintended consequences — they account for pretty much all results of liberals imposing their agenda that can't be attributed to deliberate malice.

On a tip from Dan F.



Hollyweird Buys Rights to Anthony Weiner Story

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:48 AM

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Compliments of Jim Lavery.



Mitt Romney Endorses Global Warming Hoax

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:44 AM

Politicians dissimulate, but there is one issue that allows us to separate the moonbats from the patriots: global warming. Even Comrade Obama will mouth platitudes extolling liberty, but it takes courage and conviction to stand up to the statist establishment by refusing to drink the climate change Kool-Aid. Regrettably, frontrunner Mitt Romney shows neither:

At a town hall meeting in New Hampshire last Friday, Romney said, "I don't speak for the scientific community, of course, but I believe the world is getting warmer. I believe humans contribute to that."
"I don't know how much our contribution is to that," he said, "because I know there have been periods of greater heat and warmth in the past. But I believe that we contribute to that."
"And so I think it's important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and green house gases that may well be significant contributors to the climate change and global warming that you're seeing," said Romney.

Climate has always fluctuated, as Willard admits. The idea that the government has to increase taxes and regulations and suppress economic activity so that the weather will always be the same is a scam that wouldn't fool a clever 10-year-old. The objectives are the radical expansion of government power and corresponding reductions in our liberty and our standard of living, a poor populace being easier to control. Any politician who helps prop up the hoax is either a coward, a scoundrel, or a fool.

For clues to what really does cause global warming, Mitt and Newt should turn their attention to that big bright thing they might have noticed hanging in the sky:

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On tips from G. Fox.



Educrats Ban National Anthem

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:54 AM

Liberals are just as patriotic as anyone else. Doubt it out loud and you will hear them screech like cats with their tails going through meat grinders. Just don't show any patriotism where they have established total hegemony — like on college campuses:

Back in January of 2010, Goshen College, a small liberal arts school in Indiana, decided to allow its college's Athletic Department to play an instrumental version of the Star-Spangled Banner before sporting events.
But [Monday], reports the Chronicle of Higher Education, in "response to complaints from students, faculty members and alumni," the school's board of directors barred the practice.

Our national anthem stands accused of glorifying war.

Eventually liberals will change the anthem to glorify moonbattery instead. "Imagine" by John Lennon would work perfectly. Then Goshen College will have to revise its policy again, to require everyone to sing along.

On a tip from Ummah Gummah.



Death Without Dignity in Socialist Hospital

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:50 AM

As Big Government consolidates control of the healthcare industry under ObamaCare, we will come to know first-hand what the term "socialized medicine" means. In the meantime, we can just look over the border to Canada, or across the sea to England, where this picture was taken:

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Background on the photo:

Nurses casually stepped over a patient as he lay dying on a hospital floor.
Peter Thompson, 41, was left in a corridor for ten hours before someone noticed he had passed away.
In a final act of indignity, hospital auxiliaries pulled his lifeless body across the floor in a manner his family described as like 'dragging a dead animal'.

Thompson's death was determined by a coroner to be "wholly preventable."

An inquest heard that the father-of-one, who had consumed a cocktail of drink and drugs, could have been saved had he received emergency treatment.
The hospital's accident and emergency department was just 200 yards away.

Not to worry. The State has agreed to compensation for Thompson's family, courtesy of British taxpayers. All better now.

No one in their right mind would want their health in the hands of government bureaucrats.

On tips from AC, Cranky Catholic, and Mats.



Debbie Wasserman Schultz Literally Says the Opposite of What She Means

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:48 AM

Don't you hate it when people use the word "literally" to mean literally the opposite of literally? One of the worst offenders against the English language in this regard is the Chairmoonbat of the DNC, Debbie Wasserman Schultz. CNS News extracts a few examples from her hyperbolic ravings:

Wasserman Schultz … recently backed off her accusation that Republicans "want to literally drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws."
In an interview on Sunday, she also said Republicans "are literally just throwing a barrier in the way of someone who is trying to exercise their right to vote [by taking measures to prevent voter fraud]."
She clarified the comment.
"Jim Crow was the wrong analogy to use," Wasserman Schultz told CNN.

It wasn't a psychotic interlude but merely a mendacious analogy. She was speaking figuratively, which is the opposite of literally. But it's hardly unusual for Demorrhoids to say the exact antithesis of what they really mean.

Here she is on Paul Ryan's plan to save the government from insolvency:

"This plan would literally be a death trap for some seniors," Wasserman Schultz said.

This must mean that it would save some seniors' lives. It probably would.

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Wasserman Schultz figuratively defacing the nation.

On a tip from G. Fox.



Headline of the Week

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:42 AM

From The Daily Caller:

Nancy Pelosi Finally Demands Weiner Probe

So that's why Democrats are succeeding where Nazis, Imperial Japanese, Soviet communists, and al Qaeda have failed. America can't stop laughing at them long enough to fight them off.

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On a tip from Byron.



June 8, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:05 PM

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On a tip from J.



Whitewashing the Pedophile Priest Problem

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:53 PM

The pedophile priest scandals that have provided moonbats with such sniggering joy are not primarily a Catholic problem. They are a homosexual problem. But you'll never get our liberal ruling class to admit it:

If they can corrupt the Catholic priesthood, defiling impressionable American youth should be child's play — especially with the aggressive help of the government.

On a tip from Antara.



Andrew Klavan's One-State Solution

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:30 PM

Proposals for a "two-state solution" making a sovereign terror state out of Israeli real estate will obviously only lead to more violence. Maybe it's time we tried a one-state solution:

On a tip from TED.



Attack of the Weiner Man

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:11 PM

Despite his current PR difficulties, Anthony Weiner is looking ahead to his 2012 reelection campaign with this inspiring theme song:

Like a reanimated mummy, Weiner only smells dead. Democrat voters have overlooked even worse behavior.

On a tip from G. Fox.



Twenty-Four Percent on Same Page as Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:51 PM

Twenty percent of Americans suffer from mental illness, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. By a less than remarkable coincidence, those calling themselves liberal also account for 20% of the population. So how is it that an alarming 24% actually agree with Barack Hussein Obama's political views?

According to Rasmussen,

Twenty-four percent (24%) say their political views are about the same as the president's.

Time to check the numbers again on the percentage with mental problems; they could be creeping upward. However, the familiar 20% holds among unaffiliated voters sharing Comrade Obama's political outlook — despite a media establishment devoted to portraying his views as reasonable.

No wonder our liberal rulers are so keen on advancing the interests of minorities at the expense of the majority. They are decidedly a minority themselves.

On tips from J.



Welfare-Dependent GM CEO Dan Akerson Spews Moonbattery

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:48 AM

What a surprise: in the aftermath of the government takeover, General Motors is run by a left-wing statist:

General Motors Co. CEO Dan Akerson wants the federal gas tax boosted as much as $1 a gallon to nudge consumers toward more fuel-efficient cars…

Nothing could summarize the perverse incentives created by government meddling in the economy more succinctly than automakers calling for higher gas prices.

Given the precarious state of the economy, Akerson's suggestion would be likely to plunge us into a depression, which would hardly stimulate car sales. But you don't have to understand even rudimentary economic principles to be a CEO these days; you just need to be in good standing with Washington.

Hoping for more multi-$billion payoffs at taxpayers' expense, Akerson praises Obama and the rest of his mercantilist masters:

"I have nothing but good things to say about them."

Yet here's what their endless intrusions are doing to automobiles:

For the years 2017-25, federal officials are considering 3 percent to 6 percent annual fuel efficiency increases, or 47 mpg to 62 mpg. That could boost the cost of vehicles by up to $3,500.

Imagine what kind of death traps these overpriced golf carts will be to get that kind of mileage. But then, the more of us die on the highway, the fewer of us will discomfort the polar bears by exhaling carbon dioxide.

Akerson also weighed in on the nation's debt ceiling, saying Congress should raise it from its current $14.3 trillion mark.

If debt ceilings are taken seriously, how are his Beltway benefactors going to keep bailing him out with money they don't have?

More economic genius from GM's top apparatchik:

"[Y]ou've got to increase taxes — on everybody — including the middle class and the rich people."

Akerson calls himself a Republican, but "a Colin Powell Republican — not a Sarah Palin Republican." That is, he is a moonbat, which he confirms by remarking that Comrade Obama has "done a pretty good job on the economy" by crippling it with his reckless deficit spending, hyper-regulation, and grotesque expansion of government.

GM is a familiar character in horror movies: the departed loved one who is misguidedly brought back from the dead after the soul has departed, leaving only an evil zombie leaking putrescence from every orifice as it greedily feeds on the living.

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How GM will get 62 MPG, as dictated by Akerson's masters.

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



Obama Regime Is Using UN to Circumvent Second Amendment

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:12 AM

George Washington called our right to bear arms "the people's liberty's teeth." It's not a question of if the authoritarian collectivists who are consolidating total control of the country will try to pull those teeth, but when and how. The answers appear to be soon and through the malignant United Nations.

It may not come as surprising news to many of you that the United Nations doesn't approve of our Second Amendment. Not one bit. And they very much hope to do something about it with help from some powerful American friends. Under the guise of a proposed global "Small Arms Treaty" premised to fight "terrorism", "insurgency" and "international crime syndicates" you can be quite certain that an even more insidious threat is being targeted — our Constitutional right for law-abiding citizens to own and bear arms.
What, exactly, does the intended agreement entail?
While the terms have yet to be made public, if passed by the U.N. and ratified by our Senate, it will almost certainly force the U.S. to:
1. Enact tougher licensing requirements, creating additional bureaucratic red tape for legal firearms ownership.
2. Confiscate and destroy all "unauthorized" civilian firearms (exempting those owned by our government of course).
3. Ban the trade, sale and private ownership of all semi-automatic weapons (any that have magazines even though they still operate in the same one trigger pull - one single "bang" manner as revolvers, a simple fact the ant-gun media never seem to grasp).
4. Create an international gun registry, clearly setting the stage for full-scale gun confiscation.
5. In short, overriding our national sovereignty, and in the process, providing license for the federal government to assert preemptive powers over state regulatory powers guaranteed by the Tenth Amendment in addition to our Second Amendment rights.
Have no doubt that this plan is very real, with strong Obama administration support. In January 2010 the U.S. joined 152 other countries in endorsing a U.N. Arms Treaty Resolution that will establish a 2012 conference to draft a blueprint for enactment. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has pledged to push for Senate ratification.

FDR and the Supreme Court he bullied into submission effectively repealed the 10th Amendment, allowing the federal government to usurp power from the states. In turn, international entities prominently including the United Nations are usurping power from Washington.

Our progressive rulers eagerly comply with this. Contempt for the idea of Americans charting their own course is a central pillar of liberal ideology. The ultimate goal of oligarchical collectivists is as it has always been a single global slave state. Disarming Americans will be major step forward for them.

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Educrats Fire Cop for Assisting Officers Down Without Notifying Supervisor

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:03 AM

You have to think twice about blowing tens of thousands of dollars on an education provided by people who would pull this:

It was a Saturday on campus when David Sedmak, a Rice University police officer, heard "Officer down, officer down!" on his scanner: Two members of the Houston Police Department had been shot downtown. Sedmak rushed to the scene to help his fellow officers.
But Rice didn't see Sedmak as a hero. Instead, the university fired him, citing "dereliction of duty."

Here's how Officer Sedmak got himself canned after nearly 17 years in law enforcement:

The May 7 episode that led to Sedmak's controversial dismissal began when Jesse Brown, 20, was seen with a pistol as he tried to buy a ticket at the Greyhound bus station in downtown Houston. When HPD officer Fernando Meza, working an off-duty job at the station, confronted Brown about the weapon, Brown shot him in the hand. Soon after, Brown shot another officer, Timothy Moore, in the leg.
Sedmak said he arrived on the scene and prepared for a confrontation with the armed suspect. Several HPD officers came in after him and took cover behind his patrol car. Brown, who had been accused of shooting a 3-year-old girl, her grandfather and another man on Halloween in San Francisco, then shot and killed himself as Sedmak and the other cops closed in.

In the rush to deal with this urgent threat to public safety, he neglected to notify his supervisor of his whereabouts for nearly an hour. So naturally educrats summarily fired him. It seems no amount of money showered upon their ivory towers by students, their parents, and taxpayers can buy academic chin pullers common sense or judgment.

On a tip from Anne.



Self-Mutilating Inmate Demands Free Sex Change

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:03 AM

Remember Stanley Thornton, the "adult baby" who spends his days wallowing in an oversized crib and crapping his diapers on the taxpayers' dime, and who threatened to kill himself if Big Government cuts off the flow of other people's money? Convict Ophelia De'lonta has issued a still more disturbing threat. The inmate at Buckingham Correctional Center in Dillwyn, Virginia is suing the state to provide him with a sexual mutilation procedure at public expense. He says if he doesn't get his way, he'll keep trying to castrate himself:

Ophelia De'lonta, 50, says she [sic] needs the surgery to treat her [sic] gender identity disorder, a condition in which people believe they were born the wrong gender.
"This is not something that I have any control over," said De'lonta, who was born Michael Stokes. "This is just how I was born."

How encouraging that a transsexual can accept the way he was born. But admitting to his own chromosomes is too radical a step toward embracing reality.

De'lonta, who developed breasts with the use of hormones won under a 2004 court order, has tried self-surgery several times in the past. Her [sic] urges had been kept in check in recent years with the help of hormones and other treatments.
But De'lonta, who has perfectly plucked eyebrows and wears make-up, snapped on Oct. 8 when a jail guard at the all-male Buckingham Correctional Center referred to her [sic] as "he."
"I screamed 'She, dammit!' becoming so overwhelmed it was hard to breathe," said De'lonta, who was sentenced at age 18 to more than 70 years in prison on robbery, drugs and weapons charges.
After crying herself [sic] to sleep, De'lonta papered over her [sic] cell door's window and covered the toilet with towels.

Apparently he did this while sleepwalking.

Then, using the knowledge she [sic] gained from mail-order anatomy books, De'lonta spent three hours trying to cut off what she [sic] refers to as "that thing" between her [sic] legs.
She [sic] eventually passed out — and 21 stitches were needed to repair the damage.
"It's like if this doesn't exist, then I won't have any more problems," De'lonta told the Associated Press.

No trouble is so tall that it can't be cut down to size with a little self-mutilation.

De'lonta said that if her [sic] bid is unsuccessful, she's [sic] likely to try self-surgery yet again — even though it could kill her [sic].

If this poor freak ends up bleeding to death from self-inflicted wounds, the media moonbats who indulge his grotesque delusions by obsequiously calling him "she" ought to be tried for collusion.

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Michael Stokes, one messed-up criminal.

On tips from Jander, Viking04, Muddypaw, and Dean.



Separated at Birth?

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:33 AM

Considering the way the creatures in the White House are always reaching with more hands than you can keep track of to snatch away our money and our liberties, no one should be surprised to learn that the Bitter Half is twin sister to an octopus:

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Via Buuuuuurrrrning Hot.



June 7, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:41 PM

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Compliments of Merchant of Venom.



Pelosi Blames W, Boehner for Obama Economy

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:02 PM

Even the moonbats at Deface the Nation have noticed that Demorrhoids are destroying the economy. Yet Nasty Pelousy blames it all on W and Boehner:

Not unless the odious Bill Maher is right about America being a nation of idiots will this malarkey fly in 2012.

Via The Daily Bail, on tips from TaterSalad and Michelle H.



Obamunist Attempt to Sabotage Second Amendment Continues to Cause Havoc

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:49 PM

What possible motive could the Obama Misadministration have for "walking" American guns into Mexico? The answer is obvious — to attack the Second Amendment by getting people killed with them:

Whistleblower ATF agents have made it clear as to the motive for the illegal scheme that has created an 'international incident' between the U.S. Government and the Government of Mexico. The agents themselves are adamant that their supervisors planned the scheme in order to pad statistics that would show U.S. guns are fueling the drug cartels, that the U.S. has a major problem with lax gun laws, and then provide an impetus for the Obama Administration and other gun control advocates to hype up anti-gun hysteria — all in support of another round of restrictive gun laws.
But there is a much more sinister motive at play.
Mike Vanderboegh, who, along with David Codrea, first broke the story of this sordid scheme, reports today that the media is willing to roll out any theory as plausible, except for the one the agents themselves say is the correct one. In fact, one writer referred to the agents' story as a 'tin foil hat' theory.
As noted in Vanderboegh's response the motive was not only about padding statistics. The ATF needed stacks of Mexican bodies lying next to the weapons that came from the U.S.
And that is precisely what they got. A total of 28,000 Mexicans have been murdered in the drug wars over the last few years. Stacks of bodies have, indeed, been found near the border and in small towns nearby. U.S. guns have, indeed, been linked to many of these killings, and one was used to kill a U.S. Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry, last year.

Now our moonbat rulers have just missed adding a helicopter crew to the kill count:

CBS News has learned that the recent case of a Mexican military helicopter forced to land after it was fired upon is linked to the ATF Fast and Furious "gunwalker" operation.
Drug cartel suspects on the ground shot at Mexican government helicopters two weeks ago in western Mexico, forcing one chopper to land. Authorities seized more than 70 assault rifles and other weapons from the suspects.
Among the seized weapons are guns sold to suspects as part of the ATF sting operation, sources say. That information came from traces of serial numbers.
"Shooting at an aircraft is a terrorist act," says one U.S. law enforcement source. "What does that say if we're helping Mexican drug cartels engage in acts of terror? That's appalling if we could have stopped those guns."
The Department of Justice provided no information or comment when asked about the incident by CBS News.

CBS's willingness to report on the "Fast and Furious" scandal, by which Obama's ATF and Department of Injustice facilitated the acquisition by Mexican criminals of 2,500 American guns, must have the Manchurian Moonbat chomping on his nicotine gum more furiously than ever. If the establishment media were to wake up to its responsibilities, this story alone would bring down his whole regime in a matter of weeks.

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Brian Terry, casualty of Obama's gangster government.

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Big Government Comes Out of the Closet at Federal LGBT Youth Summit

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:29 AM

Once again our rulers confirm that encouraging homosexuality is a major aspect of the liberal agenda:

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke at the first "Federal LGBT Youth Summit" on Monday after being introduced by a homosexual on her staff, who said the secretary "gets us" and is "tireless" in her support of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender youth.
"Your federal government has finally come out of the closet in support of LGBT youth," said Pam Hyde, HHS administrator for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services.
"It's great to see so many young faces out there, all gay and proud," Hyde said.
Sebelius congratulated the teens and 20-somethings for attending the summit and said the goal of the summit was to "really tackle the issues facing the LGBT youth in our country."

It's odd that the Secretary of Health and Human Services would promote grotesque activities that play a major role in the spread of horrific and extremely expensive diseases, prominently including AIDS. But don't worry, HHS didn't sponsor the event — the Department of Education did.

"I want to tell you, you have a friend in this administration, who will stand beside you each and every step along the way," Sebelius said.

The administration standing beside its friends at the expense of the rest of us entails employing the entire federal behemoth.

Sebelius went on to say a federal interagency taskforce is partnering the Departments of Health and Human Services, Education, Agriculture, Defense, Interior and Justice to come up with strategies and programs to fight bullying.

"Bullying" in liberal euphemismese means putting up resistance to the militant homosexual agenda. Sibelius also promised that ObamaCare will provide special favors to those who bring their health problems on themselves through politically approved unnatural sex acts.

Although your tax dollar paid for these activities, some were too outrageous to leave open to scrutiny even at this point in the game:

The two-day summit includes a wide range of "break-out" sessions that were not open to the media, despite the summit being sponsored by the Department of Education.

These sessions must have been truly appalling, considering that even what the press was allowed to see was hardly subtle regarding the government's purpose:

The summit packet distributed at the event included photos by Rachelle Lee Smith, a gay activist who also displayed her poster/photos at the invitation of Jennings, Smith told CNSNews.com.
The posters feature homosexual young people with messages about their sexual behavior.
In one of Smith's photographs, a person named "Michael" says: "So what do you think? Ever been black before? Ever been gay? Ever been both? Try it!"

Meanwhile, despite the best efforts of the government–media complex and the impression it has been able to create, homosexuals continue to comprise a tiny percentage of the population. But our rulers are working hard to change that by using your tax dollar to aggressively promote this morbid subculture of depravity, degeneracy, and disease to impressionable kids.

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Where your tax dollars go while the country goes broke.

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Comrade Obama No Longer Cool With Young Voters

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:21 AM

The one nice thing about the shallow, idiotic fads that come and go among young trendoids is that they never last long. The erstwhile Anointed One's approval rating has dropped 10 points in the 18–29 age bracket.

And if you want a look into the reason for the slump in one of the demographic groups that most strongly embraced Obama in 2008, it may be this: Obama's simply not cool anymore.
The New York Times' John Vinocur finds ample anecdotes to flesh out that theory at Oberlin College, a campus that prides itself for its brand of hipster left-wing activism. Among Vinocur's data points: Four undergrad editors at The Oberlin Review signed an essay lamenting that most students had opted out of agitating, unlike alums who protested slavery and the Vietnam war. A symposium last month called "Oberlin-based Perspectives on the Obama Presidency" noted that students don't think Obama's cool anymore—all his cute little quirks have become grating, a polisci professor explained, and the real Obama can't live up to their idea of him. Students aren't even impressed that Osama bin Laden was killed, protesting that the world's most wanted terrorist was unarmed when he was shot. Vinocur writes that although disaffection at Oberlin is "a speck of confetti in a storm of pre-2012 election indicators in America… it's also a fact that Mr. Obama's most diligent canvassers in 2008 often came from the country's campuses." Brownstein, too, notes that the lack of youth enthusiasm is "worrisome" and could be related to young people's higher unemployment rates.

College doesn't last forever. Sooner or later, you have to get a job. Obviously, there won't be many to be had until the Moonbat Messiah is out of office.

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Following disco into the trashcan of yesterday's trendiness.

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Anthony Weenie, Before and After Breitbart

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:55 AM

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Compliments of wingmann.



France Commemorates D-Day With Pacifist Moonbattery

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:47 AM

Yesterday was the 67th anniversary of D-Day, on which 1,465 American soldiers died to liberate France from German National Socialists. The French government saw fit to commemorate the date by allowing a moonbat artist to clutter the beach with this tasteless desecration:

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Original caption:

An installation of 1,000 casts of Russian, German and American combat helmets of WWII which also represent turtles, to denounce global violence, created by French artist Rachid Khimoune, is seen on Omaha Beach in Colleville sur Mer, western France, Sunday, June 5, 2011 at the eve of the D-Day Anniversary. Photo: Vincent Michel / AP

How incorrect of the heroes of Utah and Omaha Beach to indulge in global violence against the Nazi occupation. But they shouldn't take this gob of spit to the face personally. France allowed the same Arab to commemorate the final victory over the Third Reich with this:

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Original caption:

Picture taken in front of the Eiffel tower, on May 8, 2011 at the Trocadero in Paris, of the installation by French artist Rachid Khimoune of 1000 turtle-shaped statues made in the '90s out of helmets from different countries. The statues, exhibited here on the 66th anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, aim at symbolizing 'the never ending horrors of war'. Photo by Thomas Samson/ AFP/ Getty Images

France was a great power once. It fought valiantly in WWI, losing a great many troops. The country reacted to this loss of life by embracing pacifism. Schoolchildren were taught not of the heroism of those who defended their country, but of the futility of war. The next time the German invaders came, France offered no resistance, having been corroded to uselessness by moonbattery. Tragically, the French seem to have learned nothing from this.

Next time, the USA and Britain might not be around to save them. Because the rot is eating us too now.

Hat tips: PJ Tatler, Jawa Report. On a tip from BURNING HOT.



Windmills Are Chopping Up California's Golden Eagles

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:36 AM

Wind turbines aren't much use for generating electricity, but they are good at chopping up eagles:

California's attempts to switch to green energy have inadvertently put the survival of the state's golden eagles at risk.
Scores of the protected birds have been dying each year after colliding with the blades of about 5,000 wind turbines.
Now the drive for renewable power sources, such as wind and the sun, being promoted by President Obama and state Governor Jerry Brown has raised fears that the number of newborn golden eagles may not be able to keep pace with the number of turbine fatalities.

Any constructive activity would be closed down immediately for threatening the eagle population. But since windmills exist solely to allow liberals to wallow in their sanctimonious idiocy, the blades will keep chopping away.

The death count along the ridgelines of the Bay Area's Altamount Pass Wind Resource Area has averaged 67 a year for three decades. …
Nationwide, about 440,000 birds are said to be accidentally killed at wind farms each year, as well as thousands more bats. With the government pushing for more wind energy farms, that statistic is likely to rise.
Another recovering species, the California Condor, is also said to be at risk from the giant blades.

Meanwhile, oil drilling in Texas is suppressed lest the sight of derricks somehow affect the lizards that overpopulate the area.

A bird versus a wind turbine.

On a tip from J.



Revealed: Olbermann and Maddow Not the Same Person

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:36 AM

Unlike establishment media propagandists of the Dan Blather stripe who dig in their heels when caught in a falsehood, Moonbattery.com is only too happy to admit mistakes and set the record straight. Noting their physical similarities, I suggested that Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow might be the same person. This has proven untrue; not only have Olbie and Madcow been seen together, they're dating:

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Compliments of Wyatt's Torch.



June 6, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:55 PM

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Compliments of Cons.Underground.



Congresscritters Shower Bonuses on Staff, Cash In on Insider Trading

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:38 PM

It may be a lousy time to be anything else, but it's a great time to be a bureaucrat:

In another age, the heads of our irresponsible degenerate rulers would end up mounted on pikes.

On a tip from JWWright.



Andrew Breitbart Takes Over Weiner Presser

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:53 PM

One Andrew Breitbart against the entire Democrat Party–establishment media complex is hardly a fair fight. Fortunately for our rulers, Breitbart shows mercy:

On a tip from Viking04. Hat tip: Confederate Yankee.



Weiner Confesses, Blubbers, Won't Resign

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:16 PM

Class. Dignity. Modern Democrats just don't have any:

At a news conference in Midtown Monday afternoon, Representative Anthony D. Weiner tearfully confessed to sending a photo of himself in his underwear to a woman over Twitter, then lying about it.
Mr. Weiner said the indiscretion was part of a pattern of sending inappropriate photos and messages to women he met over the Internet.

Weiner, who expects his wife to just roll with it, has no intention of resigning. But if New York voters still have any self-respect at all, his party ends after 2012.

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On a tip from Byron. Graphic compliments of Joel.



Obama's Unemployment Success

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:35 PM

Credit where it's due — you can't say Obama's policies haven't worked. Every initiative he has pushed has two common objectives: 1) increase the size and power of government and 2) keep unemployment numbers high to increase dependence on government. This chart from Business Insider shows how he's doing on the unemployment front:

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Killing jobs doesn't do any good if the free market allows people to find new jobs. But by sucking all the money out of the economy with wildly excessive frivolous spending, terrifying businesses with socialist power grabs like ObamaCare, and strangling economic activity with pernicious regulations, employment can be kept down to Great Depression levels, guaranteeing a constituency for socialism.

On a tip from Just TheTip. Hat tip: The Blaze.



Moonbat Tech: The Natura Ecotoilet

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:56 AM

Enviromoonbats' endless obsessing on bodily wastes has produced yet another ecotoilet:

Sure, low-flush toilets & dry urinals help reduce consumption, but what else can be done to conserve water? Considering that different types of waste require different amounts of water, designer Jose Genovés developed Natura, a toilet that adapts to male urination, female urination, & defecation, reducing water consumption by up to 60%!

Once water disappears down the drain, it is gone forever. Before long there will be none left for the sacred delta smelt if we don't stop flushing toilets.

For male urination, Natura provides a male urinal totally integrated into the toilet design. The urinal is a reclining element placed in the back part of the toilet and lowers toward the user with a simple "push to open" system. The urinal will dispose the urine with only a half liter of water, saving 30% of the water used by conventional toilets for the same purpose.
For female urination, the urine is disposed through an extra eco-siphon which requires only a half liter of water.

Only a true devotee of Gaia could discuss moving urine around with an "eco-siphon" without sniggering.

As in any separating toilet, it is required to dispose of toilet paper without being flushed, otherwise no water is saved. Natura has a lower water level at the bottom of the bowl, keeping paper out of the users sight and preparing it for flush during the next cycle.

That is, the toilet paper sits down there soaking in smelly urine. If it's yellow, let it mellow, as moonbats bark piously.

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The stylish Natura.

On a tip from Air2air.



Obama Threatens to Cut Off Healthcare Funds to Indiana to Keep Taxpayer Cash Flowing Into Abortion Mill

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:42 AM

Under gangster government, those states that do not advance the leftist agenda are not friends of Comrade Obama, and therefore must be punished. Arizona attempts to enforce federal law to slow down the demographic transformation of the Southwest into a Mexican slum; punished. South Carolina lets companies manufacture goods without excessive interference from unions; punished. Texas demonstrates how the economy would thrive if the government got out of the way; punished. Indiana votes to defund the highly lucrative yet taxpayer-subsidized abortion mill Planned Parenthood; punished:

The AP is reporting that the Obama administration may withhold up to $4.3 billion in Medicaid funding for low income healthcare from Indiana if they do not change their mind about defunding Planned Parenthood.

Mike Fichter, director Indiana Right to Life, remarks:

The Obama administration appears to be intent on trying to force Indiana to subsidize the business of abortion in direct contrast to the desires of the state legislature and the people of Indiana. Indiana must refuse to be bullied by the federal government and must challenge this politically-charged determination with full vigor. The state of Indiana has a right to determine how it will manage its Medicaid program and to select the providers it will partner with. Planned Parenthood is not entitled to public funding.

But by taking so much as a penny of their own money back from Washington, states sign a pact with the Devil. Every cent the federal leviathan spends buys more leverage to impose a depraved dystopia in which good people are forced to finance the brutal extermination of innocent life.

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Obamunism means you pay for others to kill.

On a tip from GoY.



Separated at Birth?

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:41 AM

Or did Keith Olbermann never leave MSNBC after all? Take the moustache and glasses off an old picture of the Queefster and who do you get?

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Maybe Olbie has been soaking in something in his bathtub that made him young again. He could have had a second career in gay porn, but instead lost the moustache and became Rachel Maddow.

Compliments of wingmann.



Half of May Job Growth Was at McDonald's

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:22 AM

What a surprise: despite Comrade Obama's noble efforts toward striking down capitalist oppression, few jobs were added in May. About half of them were at McDonald's. College students are advised to major in burger-flipping if they want to find work in the Obama economy.

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Compliments of Zappatrust.



GreenDeen

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:34 AM

The prevailing ideologies most hostile to liberty are environmentalism, Islam, and socialism. Add the first two and you get GreenDeen:

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Live in a dung hut for the sake of the polar bears or we'll chop your head off, infidel!

Note that the foreword is by socialist Nation of Islam alumnus Keith Ellison. Liberals are going to love this.

On a tip from Steve A.



Michelle Obama's Plate

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:34 AM

When it comes to eating, the Bitter Half has one plate for us tax slaves, and another plate for herself:

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The nutritional info on Kobe beef and Cristal champagne explains the Dumpster that follows her around wherever she goes.

Compliments of AC.



June 5, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:22 PM

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



Pawlenty and Huntsman for Mandated Health Insurance

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:06 PM

rinos on parade

Willard Romney isn't the only RINO with 2012 aspirations who has backed the appalling concept of the government imposing health insurance. Tim Pawlenty and Jon Huntsman carry the same lead in their saddlebags:



One thing statists of any party can agree on is that if you want Big Government to keep metastasizing, you want more bureaucratic coercion in the healthcare field.

None of these liberal weenies is likely to have a fire in the belly when it comes to repealing ObamaCare.

Via Hot Air, on a tip from AC.



Ann Barnhardt Lays Into Romney

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:18 PM

If anyone's looking for Mitt Romney, he's under his bed and won't come out until Ann Barnhardt loses interest in him:

You don't get to be Governor of Taxachusetts by promoting conservative principles.

On a tip from Rich.



Allen West on the American Cause

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:44 PM

There's at least one ray of hope shining through our leadership crisis. Allen West delivered this inspiring gem of a speech for the Faith and Freedom Coalition:

The Democrat Party–mainstream media axis will have its work cut out for it, having to marginalize West in the years to come.

Via The Right Scoop, on a tip from /not my real name.



Richard Gere Provides Comic Relief

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:03 PM

Far, far away, in an obscure dimension inhabited only by the wackiest outer fringe of Hollyweird's leftist unintelligentsia, Richard Gere — the clown whose moonbattery got him booed off the stage by NYC firemen after 9/11 — still believes that the farce in the White House is doing an "extraordinary job" and will be remembered as one of America's "great presidents":

It's actually true that Barack Hussein might be remembered as a great president — by the same statist ideologues who consider Woodrow Wilson and FDR great presidents. Prior to BHO, they were the two who inflicted the most damage on our constitutional liberties, and liberals love them for it to this day. The rest of us will remember the Moonbat Messiah as a hapless cross between Jimmy Carter and Vidkun Quisling.

On a tip from G. Fox.



White House.gov Collects Emails for Obama Reelection Campaign

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:14 AM

Like the rest of the federal government, the White House.gov website is now a branch of the Barack Hussein Obama reelection campaign:

Your tax dollars are hard at work, building up a regime that will confiscate ever more of them.

Compliments of Granny Jan.



Obama Money

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:20 AM

What would happen if a normal American family ran its finances the same way the federal government does? Ray Stevens gives it a try:

There is a difference: our rulers won't end up in jail — although prison would be a mercy compared to what they deserve for what they've been doing to our future.

On a tip from G. Fox.



June 4, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:37 PM

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Via No Sheeples Here, on a tip from SR.



Bitter Half Wants to Know What's on Your Plate

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:54 PM

Guess which of these prominent ladies is spending your money telling you what to eat?

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If you guessed the one that looks like she should have a WIDE LOAD warning stamped across her behind, you win a free celery stalk to gnaw on with your wheat grass.

Video compliments of Granny Jan.



Adjö, Sweden

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:49 AM

Muslim colonists know their "rights" and make their demands against the Swedish welfare state that pays them lavishly to invade the country and breed in it like rats:

Already parts of Sweden are off limits to Swedes; only welfare payments go in, only Islam comes out.

Don't blame the invaders. As Arnold Toynbee said,

"Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder."

On a tip from Dean.



"Sword of Al Qaeda" Found in Anthony Weiner's Underwear

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:25 AM

Incredibly, the obnoxious left-wing congresscritter Anthony Weiner (D-NY) is still digging himself deeper, down there at the bottom of the hole he got himself into by sending a lewd picture of himself to a coed and then indecisively denying it. Here he suggests that the thing we saw in his gray Underoos was actually the Sword of Al Qaeda:

A message to Weiner and the rest of his party: You can stop digging. You've hit rock bottom.

On a tip from G. Fox.



June 3, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:07 PM

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Compliments of Sad Hill News.



Media Idiots Aim for Sarah Palin, Shoot Their Own Clown Shoes

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:55 PM

Remember when the clueless propagandists who run the liberal establishment media ridiculed Sarah Palin for being aware that the Boston Tea Party occurred in 1773, not 1776 as historians of Gwen Awful's caliber seem to believe? They are at it again, taking their half-informed pettiness to new extremes of self-parody in their attempts to discredit a voice for freedom:

Although Palin was speaking metaphorically, the reference to bells was apt, considering that Paul Revere owned a foundry that made bells. Colonial Americans did in fact use bells to warn against the statists of their day:

The town bell was actually ringing to alert the Lexington Company of Militia to assemble on the town common because the British regulars were on the march.

But that's not likely to interfere with the elitist sneering we've come to expect from the "mainstream" media.

On a tip from Matt W.



Fareed Zakaria Castigates Constitution, Founding Fathers

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:14 PM

Like his mutual fan Barack Hussein Obama, Slime magazine's Fareed Zakaria has benefitted from having a Muslim-sounding name in post-9/11 America. Also like B. Hussein, he hates the countermoonbattery this country was founded on. Listen as he censures our reverence for the Constitution and the Founding Fathers:

Liberals just love hearing America denounced as "parochial." It makes them feel worldly and superior. This phony posture in part explains the tasteless joke we now have in the White House.

On a tip from J.



Our Rulers Give Free Money to Hostile Countries They Borrow It From

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:55 AM

As the country teeters on the verge of an economic crisis of potentially catastrophic proportions due to uncontrolled deficit spending by the government, our rulers are shoveling free money at the same largely hostile countries they borrow it from:

The Congressional Research Service released a report last month, a copy of which Fox News exclusively obtained, showing that in fiscal year 2010, the latest year that data was available, the U.S. handed out a total of $1.4 billion to 16 foreign countries that held at least $10 billion in Treasury securities, including China ($27.2 million), Brazil ($25 million), Russia ($71.5 million), India ($126.6 million), Mexico ($316.7 million) and Egypt ($255.7 million).
China is the largest holder of U.S. Treasury bonds with $1.1 trillion as of March, according to the Treasury Department. Brazil held $193.5 billion, Russia had $127.8 billion, India owned $39.8 billion, Mexico held $28.1 billion and Egypt had $15.3 billion.

Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) pointed out the obvious:

"Borrowing money from countries who receive our aid is dangerous for both the donor and recipient. If countries can afford to buy our debt, perhaps they can afford to fund assistance programs on their own."

As for the limousine liberals directly responsible for the demented largesse:

The State Department did not respond to a request for comment.

Here's a comment: Irresponsibility and incompetence can no longer explain the government's policies; willful treasonous malevolence can.

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Democrat economic and foreign policy converge.

On a tip from G. Fox.



Big Government Decrees Data Collectors in All New Cars

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:02 AM

As you might recall, our rulers have been scheming to tax us for each mile we drive, in order to defray the cost of their never-ending frivolous spending, to save the polar bears from the imaginary global warming menace, to keep their boot on the neck of the struggling economy, and most importantly, to limit our mobility, because mobility is freedom. Having nationalized most of the auto industry will make it all the easier to implement the next step in this plan:

Beginning in June of 2011, all new cars manufactured and sold in the United States will be required to have a mandated black box device installed, which can be used to monitor several different physical and technical data points. …
The installation and use of these black boxes can have infinite possibilities for local, state, and federal governments to monitor and record data for a number of other revenue programs that are currently under consideration. In March, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued a proposal to institute a tax on mileage to help pay for the federal budget deficit. Additionally, local cities and counties can download information from these black boxes, and they can be used to issue driving citations after the fact in the case of speeding or not wearing a seat belt.
While the concept of installing a black box in new automobiles has several good points in assisting law enforcement and emergency services as to the location and circumstances of an accident or road emergency, policies currently underway by many municipalities and states show that public safety personnel are now being used more as revenue collectors than as first responders to incidents as they occur.

That is, even before the federal mileage tax hits us, the devices will assist local authorities in raising revenues with speed traps.

Once again we have to ask ourselves how many Americans really want to live in the kind of country the government is turning ours into.

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Wherever you drive, Big Brother will be coming along.

On a tip from Jay F.



Judge Threatens Jail Time for Referring to God at Graduation Ceremony

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:10 AM

You know soft tyranny is transitioning to hard when a judge threatens jail time for acknowledging God:

A federal judge has ordered a Texas school district to prohibit public prayer at a high school graduation ceremony.
Chief U.S. District Judge Fred Biery's order against the Medina Valley Independent School District also forbids students from using specific religious words including "prayer" and "amen."
The ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed by Christa and Danny Schultz. Their son is among those scheduled to participate in Saturday's graduation ceremony. The judge declared that the Schultz family and their son would "suffer irreparable harm" if anyone prayed at the ceremony.

Evidently Junior would be reduced to a bubbling puddle of mucopurulent putrescence, like Christopher Lee at the end of a vampire movie, if he were exposed to any reference to God.

As usual, one moonbat barks and our rulers have a pretext to bring down the boom on everyone else.

Judge Biery's ruling banned students and other speakers from using religious language in their speeches. Among the banned words or phrases are: "join in prayer," "bow their heads," "amen," and "prayer."
He also ordered the school district to remove the terms "invocation" and "benediction" from the graduation program.
"These terms shall be replaced with 'opening remarks' and 'closing remarks,'" the judge's order stated. His ruling also prohibits anyone from saying, "in [a deity's name] we pray."
Should a student violate the order, school district officials could find themselves in legal trouble. Judge Biery ordered that his ruling be "enforced by incarceration or other sanctions for contempt of Court if not obeyed by District official (sic) and their agents."

As Leonardo da Vinci observed, "It's easier to resist at the beginning than at the end." For progressive oligarchs to be taking their power lust this far, we are clearly well past the beginning. But for now we can still fight back without disappearing into gulags, so we had better roll up our sleeves before it's too late.

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Judge Bleary.

On tips from J and Bob Roberts.



Disgraced Ex-CEO of NPR Vivian Schiller Heads for NBC News

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:08 AM

Remember Vivian Schiller, socialist Commissar of the coercively financed liberal propaganda outlet NPR, who was forced to resign after her appalling behavior in the Juan Williams scandal (though of course she was replaced by another leftist ideologue)? Progressives will be pleased to hear she has already found a new position, despite the difficulty those of us who are not members of the liberal elite have finding jobs in Obama's economy.

From an NBC news release:

"Bringing Vivian on board enhances this network's mission of growth and the evolution of its digital businesses and strategy. With Vivian's help, NBC News will be recognized as the premier broadcast news organization in America, as well as the most innovative, comprehensive and trusted news operation."

NBC News + Vivian Schiller = a trusted news operation? Someone must have learned mathematics in our government schools.

Once again we see that the free market provides people with whatever they want, even if they are foolish enough to want left-wing propaganda. Consequently, there is no justification whatsoever for forcing taxpayers to finance NPR or the comparably execrable PBS.

We also see that scraping off the hard left's answer to Howard Beale did not signify a move toward moderation on the part of NBC. Execs probably just couldn't stand the way Keith Olbermann makes the skin crawl.

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Vivian Schiller will join the chorus of barking moonbats at NBC News.

On a tip from Byron.



Muslim Gets Wrist Slap for Multiple Rapes

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:02 AM

Shoot a punk who sticks a gun in your face while you're trying to run a business and you can get in serious trouble. Other crimes are not taken as seriously:

A Libyan student who sexually assaulted seven girls and women in Melbourne has been jailed for more than five years.
Almahde Ahmad Atagore, 28, had been in Australia only a month and was having trouble adapting to the Australian culture when he committed the attacks, a court heard.
Atagore, who is a Muslim, was upset and sexually aroused at the way women in Australia dressed and behaved, the Victorian County Court heard [Tuesday].
Between August and September last year Atagore, who was in Australia on a Libyan government scholarship, embarked on a string of sexual assaults over four days in Mentone and at Flinders Street railway station.
His youngest victim was just 13.

The absurdly light sentence resulted from the link Judge Margaret Rizkalla astutely observed between "cultural issues" (i.e., Islam) and Atagore's crimes. Also, he was depressed, and apparently raping children helped cheer him up.

The horny Religion of Peacenik is eligible for parole after three years.

On a tip from AC.



Middle School Yearbook Lists W, Cheney Among Worst People in History

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:31 AM

The current yearbook produced by the Russellville [Arkansas] Middle School includes a short list to help students remember their world history lessons:

The list is titled "Top 5 worst people of all time." The top three, in order, are Adolph Hitler, Osama Bin Laden, and Charles Manson. Numbers four and five are George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.
Superintendent Randall Williams calls the list "an oversight."

As noted at Gateway Pundit, the two greatest mass murderers of all time — Mao and Stalin — didn't make the list. It helps to be a communist if you don't want public educators drawing attention to your crimes.

On tips from SR and Bob Roberts.



June 2, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:51 PM

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Compliments of Neo Trotsky.



Flag Hypocrisy From MSNBC

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:42 PM

Mainstream media moonbat Martin Bashir doesn't like it that Sarah Palin's bus tour has featured the flag of which she's so proud. According to al-Bashir, it desecrates Old Glory to use it in any form of advertising. That would explain some of the ads we've seen from his fellow libs at MSNBC:

If we ever learn to convert hypocrisy into energy, the world will finally have a use for progressives.

Via Hot Air, on a tip from J.



Man of Distinction

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:41 PM

More video art inspired by the gum-chomping Man of Distinction moonbats know as their messiah:

Compliments of Granny Jan.



Big Government Impedes Removing Carp From Flooded Farm

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:24 PM

As bad as flooding can make life for farmers, things can always get worse, thanks to Big Government:

Bureaucrats have added insult to injury for a corn farmer south of Montreal whose fields have been damaged by near-record flooding.
Martin Reid says he's been forced to buy a fishing licence to remove carp that are swimming in a metre of water on his flooded-out fields.
He says he bought the permit to avoid the problems he faced the last time he was forced to remove fish from his flooded farmland. In 1993, Reid was fined $1,000 for illegal fishing. …
Reid says the fine will jump to $100,000 if he's cited a second time.

Reid is required to safeguard the lives of the sacred carp, transporting them in water-filled containers. If any die, he must bury them — presumably with memorial services appropriate to the carp's beliefs.

What's more, his permit expires in two weeks even though floodwaters have yet to recede.

Typically, the bureaucrats making his life hell congratulate themselves on their helpfulness:

"The idea is to help farmers," said [government spokesweenie] Jean-Philippe Detolle. "The licence was issued to reassure them they won't be fined."

Why doesn't Reid resist?

"If we wanted to challenge it we would have to sue the federal government and pay lawyers," he said.
"The legal process could drag on for five years."

Reid is right where our rulers want everyone: trapped between lawyers and bureaucrats.

A day will come when the farmers leave their fields to the carp, and let the lawyers and bureaucrats eat their papers and edicts.

On a tip from Steve T.



School Bans Dissecting Frogs in Biology Class

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:11 PM

To the long list of traditions destroyed by political correctness we can soon add dissecting frogs in biology class:

A Southern California high school has banned frog dissections in biology classrooms, becoming the first U.S. school to take up animal welfare supporters' offer of free anatomy software.
Rancho Verde High School assistant principal Kevin Stipp tells the Riverside Press-Enterprise that it agreed to the deal with the Animal Welfare Institute and Save the Frogs to save money.

Needless to say, virtual frog software is not going to provide the same learning experience as poking around inside the real thing. It's funny how educrats are suddenly interested in saving money on the rare occasions that it jibes with a liberal cause.

Liberals may have a special soft spot for frogs, considering that the creatures mainly consist of a belly with an oversized mouth in front of it, just like your average Democrat constituent. This one looks a lot like Michael Moore:

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Here's a frog that looks just like Chuck Schumer.

Speaking of the resemblance between moonbats and frogs:

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You can't blame progs for wanting to defend their comparably slimy brethren from postmortem indignities.

On a tip from Cargo Pilot.



Little Boys in Trouble Over Finger Guns

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:23 AM

Moonbat parents and educrats forbid children to play with toy guns, for fear they will develop notions of independent strength and grow up to be something other than effete metrosexual weenies. Liberalism being a totalitarian ideology, this proscription has been extended even to finger guns. From Britain, the bellwether of militant moonbattery:

Teachers told off two seven-year-old boys playing an army game - because it was "threatening".
The lads were spotted making gun shapes with their hands.
Staff also told the pupils' parents to reprimand them.

Making finger pistols was described by school officials as "unacceptable behavior."

Here's the behavior our liberal rulers would prefer from young boys:

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On a tip from The Only Other Conservative in Seattle.



Transvestite Prom Queen

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:24 AM

For some guys, just being homosexual is enough to get them elected Prom Queen. But in Davie, Florida, due to our narrow-minded heteronormative conventions, some have to go to the trouble of dressing up in women's clothes.

[Andrew] Viveros, who for the past two years has gone by the name Andii, is a transgender who fought to get his name on the prom queen ballot. He is the first transgender to be named prom queen at a public school in the United States.

Whatever chemical/surgical mutilations young Andrew has subjected himself to are mercifully left undescribed.

Andrew is president of the school's Gay-Straight Alliance. Prom King Juan Macias is also a member.

MSNBC gushes approvingly:

Viveros' parents were also proud of their child's accomplishment.

Why is a center-right country ruled by socialists? Because they were able to infiltrate and eventually control social institutions — just as militant perverts are now doing.

Anyone who complains about them reducing our culture to something that would make a decent person sick will be bullied mercilessly as a "homophobe."

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Liberal cultural warriors smile in triumph.

On a tip from Ianto.



Biodegradable Products Cause Global Warming

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:24 AM

Moonbats certainly have a gift for making every problem worse with their solutions:

Research from North Carolina State University shows that so-called biodegradable products are likely doing more harm than good in landfills, because they are releasing a powerful greenhouse gas as they break down.
"Biodegradable materials, such as disposable cups and utensils, are broken down in landfills by microorganisms that then produce methane," says Dr. Morton Barlaz, co-author of a paper describing the research and professor and head of NC State's Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering. "Methane can be a valuable energy source when captured, but is a potent greenhouse gas when released into the atmosphere." …
This problem may be exacerbated by the rate at which these man-made biodegradable materials break down. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines call for products marked as "biodegradable" to decompose within "a reasonably short period of time" after disposal. But such rapid degradation may actually be environmentally harmful…

Now for the good news. Global warming is a myth anyway, so greenhouse gases aren't a problem. Biodegradable products succeed in their purpose, which is to keep that smug smirk of self-righteousness on moonbats' faces. They could be as toxic as mercury-filled compact fluorescent light bulbs and it wouldn't make any difference, because a liberal can remain oblivious at all times to the consequences of progressive policies; anyone who couldn't, wouldn't be a liberal for long.

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A cup filled to the brim with empty eco-sanctimony.

On a tip from Kevin R.



Obama and the Coming World Tax Organization

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:16 AM

At least when government metastasizes out of control in liberal states like California, people can escape bankruptcy by leaving for freer states that won't crush them with taxes. This gets harder when grotesquely excessive government is imposed at the federal level. It will get harder still if Comrade Obama and his coconspirators at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development are successful at inflicting taxes at a global level:

OECD wants to impose global tax rules that would prevent taxpayers from ever having the ability to benefit from better tax law in other jurisdictions. … Bolstered by support from the Obama Administration, the OECD now is taking its campaign to the next level. At its Global Tax Forum in Bermuda … the bureaucrats unveiled a new scheme that effectively would result in the creation of something akin to a World Tax Organization.

Just a few of the downsides:

1. Higher tax burdens. If high-tax governments succeed is imposing this Multilateral Convention (insert "World Tax Organization" whenever you see that term), tax competition will be undermined and politicians will respond by increasing tax burdens. This is why nations such as France have been pushing this scheme, of course, and why left-wing academics have long dreamed of this type of arrangement.
2. Risk to human rights. Amazingly, the Multilateral Convention is open to repressive regimes, which then would have access to all sorts of sensitive and confidential taxpayer information. Already, the thuggish dictatorship of Azerbaijan has signed up, as well as the unstable nation of Moldova and the corrupt government of Mexico. The implications are grim, including the sale of private data to criminal gangs, the loss of sensitive information to hackers, and the direct misuse of American tax returns.
3. Loss of sovereignty. For all intents and purposes, the Multilateral Convention outlaws certain pro-growth tax policies and discourages others. Equally worrisome, it creates a system allowing foreign tax collectors to cross borders. The Obama Administration has specifically acquiesced to this provision, so perhaps we will soon see corrupt Mexican tax authorities harassing businesses and individuals on American soil.
4. Outlawing tax avoidance. The OECD historically has tried to portray its efforts as a fight against tax evasion, but the Multilateral Convention explicitly talks about "combating tax avoidance." This should not be a surprise since the Capital Export Neutrality ideology is based on the notion that taxpayers should have zero ability to lower their tax burdens. This means we can fully expect an assault on all forms of tax planning, with American companies almost sure to be among the first to be in the OECD's crosshairs.

Then our rulers deliver this kick in the teeth:

American taxpayers are the biggest funders of the OECD, providing nearly one-fourth of the bureaucracy's bloated budget. So our tax dollars are being used by OECD bureaucrats (who receive tax-free salaries!) to dream up new ways of increasing our tax burdens.

It would be nice to have leadership that would defend American interests, rather than selling us out to a global socialist power structure. But the resplendent Barack Hussein Obama isn't so parochial as to be just the president of the USA. In the words of Evan Thomas of Newsweek, one of the establishment media apparatchiks who helped him to power,

"Obama's standing above the country, above — above the world, he's sort of God."

There could be no higher god, from a liberal point of view, than a global socialist dictator with the power to tax to death anyone who tries to achieve anything anywhere.

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America's interests are too small for his notice.

On a tip from AC.



Muslim Double Date

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:33 AM

How many dhimmified liberals wish they could share the fate of these sheep?

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Via bomz.org, on a tip from Stormfax.



June 1, 2011

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:04 PM

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Via iMaksim.



Gender Confusion Taught in Public Schools

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:29 PM

Even liberals know their agenda is malignant and depraved, or they wouldn't advance it under false flags and euphemisms. For example, murdering children is evil, so they first called it "abortion," then "choice." Encouraging little kids to develop psychosexual disorders is sick, so they portray it as "antibullying":

Kids are coming out of government schools unable to read or do simple math, but at least they know that sexual deviance will get them on the good side of authorities.

Hat tip: The Right Scoop. On a tip from Antara.



Socialists Side With Muslim Brotherhood to Destroy Capitalism and Israel

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:10 PM

Syrian socialist activist Joseph Daher offers insight into why the Marxist in the White House is throwing mountains of our money at and providing military support for the "Arab spring" uprisings that are unlikely to produce governments favorable to our interests:

Socialists and the Muslim Brotherhood have a common enemy: us. With Barack Hussein Obama in charge, they have a common friend: our government.

The good news is that these useful idiot lefties will be the first to get lined up for firing squads, just like in Iran.

On a tip from J.



Life Sentence for Shooting Armed Robber in Oklahoma City

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:10 PM

Business owners be warned: it isn't only armed thieves you have to worry about, but their fellow travelers running our demented legal system:

A controversial decision to send a pharmacist to jail for life for shooting dead a young man who tried to rob his store has caused a storm of protest.
Jerome Ersland was given a life sentence for the first-degree murder of 16-year-old Antwun Parker at an Oklahoma court last week.

Never mind that Parker and another punk burst into his pharmacy and pointed a gun at Ersland. How many urban juries or liberal judges are going to side with a white guy who served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force against a historically put-upon person of politically correct lineage?

The result of this insanity is that people give up trying to run businesses in cities, helping them to decompose all the faster into welfare-supported hell holes. What a coincidence: this results in total political dominance for Democrats.

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In a world run by moonbats, Ersland is a criminal.

On a tip from Travis.



The Green Fourth Reich

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:07 AM

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Germany produced many of the key figures in the development of socialism, including Otto von Bismarck, Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, and Adolf Hitler, so it should come as no surprise that some Germans are falling head over jackboots for its most alarming incarnation yet, ecototalitarianism:

When it comes to environmental and climate policy, Germany's Scientific Advisory Council on Global Environmental Change (WBGU) is an influential advisory committee for the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. …
In April 2011, the WBGU presented a report entitled "World in Transition - Social Contract for a Great Transformation". The main theses of the WBGU are as follows: The current economic model ("fossil industrial metabolism") is normatively untenable.
"The transformation to a climate friendly economy… is morally as necessary as the abolition of slavery and the outlawing of child labor." The reorganization of the world economy has to happen quickly; nuclear energy and coal have to be given up at the same time and very soon. …
All nations would have to relinquish their national interests and find a new form of collective responsibility for the sake of the climate: "The world citizenry agree to innovation policy that is tied to the normative postulate of sustainability and in return surrender spontaneous and [persistent] desires. Guarantor of this virtual agreement is a formative state […]."
This strong state provides, therefore, for the "social problematization" of unsustainable lifestyles. It overcomes "stakeholders" and "veto players" who "impede the transition to a sustainable society." In Germany, climate protection should therefore become a fundamental goal of the state for which the legal actions of the legislative, executive and judicial branches will be aligned.

Note that all of this rests on the liberal belief that CO2 makes it be too hot out — an unproven theory that has been crumbling in the face of falling temperatures.

Why should people around the world voluntarily give up their demands for material welfare and security? Consequently, the WBGU admits frankly, that the decarbonization of the society can only be achieved by the limitation of democracy - both nationally and internationally.

Decarbonization means deindustrialization — i.e., poverty directly imposed by the government.

Internationally, the WBGU calls for a "World Security Council" for sustainability. The members of the proposed "future chamber" for Germany would explicitly not be chosen democratically and would limit the powers of Parliament.

This time German oligarchical collectivists won't have to count on the Wehrmacht to impose their dystopian schemes. The United Nations will be much more effective. Democrats can be expected to collude with them eagerly.

For an idea of what happens when authoritarians try to bring about economic transformations on this scale through coercion, refer to Mao Zedong's Great Leap Forward, which killed 45 million Chinese in four years and subjected the survivors to a generation of abject misery — and remember that unlike environazis, Mao wasn't destroying living standards deliberately.

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Cooling trend since 1998, as admitted by the US government's National Climatic Data Center.

On tips from Steve A and TrickleUpPolitics.



Government Limos Up 73% in Two Years of Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:57 AM

Under Obamunism, our otherwise crippled economy is booming for those who provide limousine services to fat cat bureaucrats:

Limousines, the very symbol of wealth and excess, are usually the domain of corporate executives and the rich. But the number of limos owned by Uncle Sam increased by 73 percent during the first two years of the Obama administration, according to an analysis of records by iWatch News.
Most of the increase was recorded in Hillary Clinton's State Department.

It could be noted here that the State Department was long ago corrupted by moonbattery into a nefarious institution that works actively to thwart American interests abroad.

According to General Services Administration data , the number of limousines in the federal fleet increased from 238 in fiscal 2008, the last year of the George W. Bush administration, to 412 in 2010.

The limos aren't cheap:

The department said it defines a limo as a vehicle that carries a VIP or "other protectee," rather than by the type of car, but said most of its limos are Cadillac DTSs, which cost the taxpayer more than $60,000 for a 2011 base model and support the additional weight [and cost] of armoring. The department said it also purchased a limited number of 7-Series BMWs for ambassadors in countries where vehicles are right-hand drive.

At least now we know that someone other than the crony capitalist dealmakers at Government Electric still buys vehicles from the taxpayer-financed UAW make-work program formerly known as General Motors.

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The economy is doing fine for useless limousine liberals.

On tips from J and G. Fox.



Sixth Consecutive Houston Cop Killed by Illegal Alien

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:39 AM

To listen to the liberal media, you would think the riffraff pouring over our deliberately undefended border is primarily composed of noble workers oppressed by narrow-minded notions of national sovereignty and rule of law. Meanwhile, the sixth consecutive Houston police officer killed in the line of duty died at the hands of an undocumented Democrat. RIP Officer Kevin Will.

The suspected drunken driver accused of killing a Houston police officer on Sunday is an illegal immigrant from Mexico who twice was deported after trying to enter the U.S. by claiming to be a citizen, records show.
Johoan Rodriguez, 26, is accused of driving through a police barricade on the 610 North Loop freeway where officers were investigating an accident and striking HPD officer Kevin Will.
Prosecutors said Will, 38, was killed instantly, and his body was dragged along the freeway. Police found a small bag containing cocaine in Rodriguez's pocket and preliminary blood tests showed his blood alcohol content was .238 — nearly three times the legal limit, officials said.

Will's wife is six months pregnant.

Obviously it is not the cream of the crop that Mexico is flushing across the border. Good citizens immigrate legally. Also obvious is the futility of deporting anyone so long as the border remains willfully undefended as part as the Obama Misadministration's strategy of "fundamentally transforming" America by altering its demographic makeup.

Elsewhere in Texas:

The death of a Bexar County sheriff's sergeant who died in a hail of gunfire as he sat in his patrol car is being investigated for a possible connection to Mexico's drug cartels, county officials said on Tuesday.
Sergeant Kenneth Vann was "targeted because he represented the government," Sheriff Amadeo Ortiz told Reuters.
Vann, 48, was in uniform, sitting in his marked patrol car at a corner on San Antonio's southeast side early Saturday when a small white car pulled up beside him, and somebody in the car fired an estimated 28 shots from an automatic weapon, possibly an AK-47 rifle, Ortiz said. No suspects are in custody.
"I think that they picked on a police officer because he was a symbol of authority," Ortiz said on Tuesday.
He said there is no evidence Vann's movements had been tracked that morning, indicating the 24-year law enforcement veteran was not likely targeted personally. Ortiz called it an attack "on a random law enforcement officer."
"The general public, I don't think, should have that much to fear," Ortiz said.

No, not that much. We're only being invaded and colonized by an army of violent, drunken welfare-financed savages with the deliberate collusion of our own federal government.

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Johoan Rodriguez: the face the Feds are stamping on the Southwest.

On tips from Byron and AC.



Portland Mayor Wants Sex Change Operations Covered for City Employees

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:10 AM

Portland is once again blazing a trail. The inaptly named mayor Sam Adams, who decreed that city employees pedal around on tricycles to protect the polar bears from carbon emissions, now wants taxpayers to finance sex change operations for city employees.

The mayor's proposal, if approved by the City Council next month when it's scheduled for a vote, would override a decision by a city committee that each year looks at the health benefits the city offers through its self-insurance fund.
A majority of that committee, a board made up of union representatives and managers from city government, voted to approve the expanded benefits for transgender employees. But the rules of the committee require a consensus vote to recommend a change.

How did anyone get on a bureaucratic committee in Portland without realizing that it's bullying not to indulge the grotesque fantasies of the sexually deranged?

As government tightens its fist around the healthcare industry, get used to paying for medically insane procedures that would have turned Josef Mengele's stomach.

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Next comes redecorating Portland's municipal tricycle fleet.

On a tip from a different Dave.



SEIU Recruits Security Officers

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:35 AM

This is ominous. The communist thugs of the SEIU are targeting security officers for unionization:

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Remember Barack Hussein Obama's pre-election fantasy of creating his own Gestapo-style domestic army, as large as the US military? ObamaCare pushed the envelope of Hope & Change as far as it will go without open revolt. Until after the election, the Manchurian Moonbat will be pursuing his objectives mainly by stealth — with the help of his friends.

On a tip from Dennis.