Ever wonder how the left-wing punditocracy's answer to Howard Beale is handling his tailspin into obscurity? Now you can see for yourself. Keith Olbermann: The Lost Months — starring Michelle Malkin, Andrew Breitbart, Hannah Giles, and Steven Crowder as the Worst Person in the World — has finally hit the silver screen:
It would not be an exaggeration to observe that MSNBC's Chris Matthews is evil and insane. According to his psychotic delusions, the economic woes inflicted on us by the government through the Community Reinvestment Act, suffocating regulations, and the monstrous debt are all the fault of those who have managed to achieve financial success. Considering their imaginary crimes against the proletariat, achievers ought to be committing suicide out of sheer shame:
It is truly alarming that even a handful of people watch this sick Marxist creep and take his demagoguery seriously. If malevolent collectivists like Matthews and Robert Reich get their way, America will follow the Soviet Union into oblivion.
This won't come as a surprise, but Obama's Nixonian hostility toward media that he deems hostile has been thoroughly substantiated by Judicial Watch, which
has uncovered documents from the Obama Department of Treasury showing that the Obama administration, contrary to its repeated denials, attempted to exclude the Fox News Channel (FNC) from a round of interviews with Treasury's "Executive Pay Czar" Kenneth Feinberg. The documents, which include email exchanges within the Department of the Treasury and between Treasury and White House staff, also provide colorful evidence of an anti-Fox News bias within the Obama White House.
The documents, obtained last week by Judicial Watch pursuant to an October, 28, 2009, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, concern a series of interviews with Feinberg, who served as the Special Master for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) Executive Compensation, on October 22, 2009, organized by the Treasury Department. According to press reports, the Fox News Channel was specifically excluded from joining the pool of reporters which precipitated a backlash among the networks and a reversal by the Obama Treasury Department. …
The Treasury Department's official response, as detailed in back-and-forth emails uncovered by Judicial Watch, included a clear denial of any such plot to exclude Fox News from the interviews: "There was no plot to exclude Fox News, and they had the same interview that their competitors did. Much ado about absolutely nothing." Moreover, in an October 23, 2009 email to New York Times reporter Jim Rutenberg, Jake Siewart, Counselor to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, repeated the denial that there was an effort to exclude Fox News Channel: "Call me today on your Fox-Treasury report," Siewart wrote. "Not true that there was an 'effort to exclude' Fox."
However, despite this public position, internal Obama administration emails obtained by Judicial Watch provide evidence that FNC was specifically singled out for exclusion. According to one October 22, 2009, email exchange between Dag Vega, Director of Broadcast Media on the White House staff, to Jenni LeCompte, then-Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs in the Treasury Department, Vega informs LeCompte that "…we'd prefer if you skip Fox please."
Imagine how incriminating the stuff they blacked out must be:
The Treasury Department blacked out a key email regarding its refusal to make available Treasury Secretary Geithner for an interview on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace.
Pulitzer Prizes don't mean much these days. Making the Manchurian Moonbat's enemies list is the ultimate journalistic honor.
One of these days the Obama Regime custom of reflexively lying is going to get it into trouble.
According to the doomy rhetoric from the governmedia, America will go broke and collapse on August 2 because Republicans don't want to raise both taxes and the debt even higher. Not Obama though — he will be living large:
[The Moonbat Messiah] is planning an extravagant fundraising bash Aug. 3 at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, including a birthday concert teeming with celebrities and — for couples contributing $35,800 — a private dinner with the president. All this just one day after the government is scheduled to run out of cash!
Undoubtably, the sight of so much money getting thrown around and dissolute stars crooning to Obama will make a stirring contrast with a federal government bankruptcy featuring unpaid government workers, seniors and soldiers wondering how they'll afford the groceries, shuttered national parks, and angry investors trying to cash out their Treasury Bills.
If the government defaults, you can be sure the birthday bacchanal will do much more to harm Obama's reelection prospects than help them.
Except that he has the media on his side to spin events in his favor. In any case, hysterical lies notwithstanding, the only way the government is going to default on the debt is if Democrats are allowed to keep lifting the ceiling. But maybe Tax Cheat Timmy's Treasury Department should take out a loan from Lord Obama just in case.
Canada offers a preview of the linguistic lunacy we will soon be in for in the USA. Luckily for us, it's easier to find people who speak Spanish than French.
The Federal Court of Canada on Wednesday ordered Air Canada to pay $12,000 to Ottawa French-language rights crusader Michel Thibodeau in part because when he asked an English-speaking flight attendant for 7Up in May 12 of 2009, he got Sprite.
"The applicants' language rights are clearly very important to them and the violation of their rights caused them a moral prejudice, pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of their vacation," Justice Marie-Josee Bedard wrote in her judgment.
Note the judge's name. Unless that's stinky French cheese, I smell bias.
Air Canada was also ordered to apologize to Mr. Thibodeau and his wife Lynda.
If only we could be mugged by muggers instead of by Big Government. They take a lot less and don't make you apologize.
You won't escape the relentless and deliberate homosexualization of America without turning off your television.
The Discovery Channel has been running a "reality" series called "One Man Army," in which contestants must undergo challenges similar to special forces training. At last, an alternative to American Idol and metrosexual sit-coms, something made for men, right? Sure: until the contest is won by Jeffrey, the only guy with no military or law enforcement experience, who then piteously bleats that he couldn't join the military because he's a homosexual.
Needless to say, even before the insane repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell, Jeffrey could have joined the Armed Forces; he just would have been asked not to make too much of a pageant of his predilection for depravity. Being noisily homosexual didn't keep Wikileaks traitor Bradley Manning out of the Army.
The moonbattery is as subtle as a two-by-four across the forehead. Even the New York Times acknowledged it:
The best propaganda doesn't tip its hand. Want to make a show that engenders respect and sympathy for the armed forces without complications? Take it out of the theater of war.
[…One Man Army] is part of the passive militarization of popular culture: not the lionizing of active-duty soldiers that would come directly from the armed services, but rather using people with military and paramilitary backgrounds as a casting pool for sympathetic characters.
[…The revelation that Jeffrey is light in the loafers] is an implicit rebuke to the military that kept him at arm's length. Maybe it's an inconvenient truth, or maybe it's propaganda of a different sort.
The Slimes is right about good propaganda not tipping its hand. If people knew in advance that the point was to have a homosexual win so he could spew lefty politics, who would sit through it?
Detained at Quantico, Bradley Manning couldn't take part.
I hope you enjoyed the fireworks on the Fourth, because if the EPA has its way, it could be the last chance you'll have:
The Environmental Protection Agency is at it again — this time eyeing smog standards so stringent it could actually force cities to choose between July 4th fireworks and hugely expensive new rules.
Draconian smog standards are already on the verge of killing fireworks displays in towns like Wichita.
That's because the city's 4th of July fireworks pushed its ozone levels over the EPA limit for the third day this year. One more violation and it could find itself forced to produce an EPA-approved smog-cutting plan that would, as the Wichita Eagle reported, "cost taxpayers and businesses millions of dollars."
Now, the EPA is expected to announce later this month if it'll tighten the smog standard even more. Doing so would shove still more cities into the "polluted" category and leave many more with just a fireworks display between them and costly EPA mandates.
And make no mistake: The price tag will be big. The EPA puts the cost at upward of $90 billion a year. But the Manufacturers Alliance says it'll be closer to $1 trillion, and will cost millions of jobs as companies spend increasingly large amounts of money to scrub increasingly small amounts of pollutants out of the air.
All this money, however, will do little, if anything, to improve public health, despite what green groups or the American Lung Association might insist.
Joel Schwartz, co-author of the book "Air Quality in America," notes that "evidence has mounted that ozone at current, historically low levels is causing little or no harm, even in the most polluted areas of the country."
It's just icing on the cake that experiencing patriotic Fourth of July celebrations makes kids more likely to become Republicans. For progressives, the purpose of repression is repression.
Offensive to the polar bears, according to our rulers.
Rich Karlgaard provides a little context for the class warfare rhetoric our Community Organizer in Chief recently used to denounce Americans who are successful enough to fly personal jets:
Barack Obama, who rails against tax breaks for corporate jets, flies in the biggest jet of all — a Boeing 747.
A normal 747 costs $320 million. Lord Obama's comes with all sorts of special features out of a James Bond movie that probably bring the cost to around $500 million. Operation costs come to about $100 million per year.
Gee, wouldn't you call that a form of compensation? The president of the U.S. makes $400,000 in salary but he gets a perk that is worth $100 million a year. Cool! I'm not even counting the annual costs of his other perks — ground transportation in limos, free digs at the White House, the parties, the First Lady's trips, and so on.
Just one perk, Air Force One, is worth $100 million a year.
You are right, Mr. President. Let's end this tax break for corporate jets. Which means, you pay up, Big Guy! You owe the IRS roughly $35 million a year for your personal jet.
But of course, jets are only decadent if you pay for them with wealth you created. If they are paid for with money stolen from others, there's no moral stigma. As for taxes — as Democrat donor Leona Helmsley famously said and Obama's crony capitalist buddies at GE confirm — only little people pay them.
There is only one way to deal with sanctimonious lectures on responsibility from the prodigal punk who has increased the crippling national debt by $trillions every year and even now refuses to accept a limit on wasteful spending — laugh:
BHO and the Bitter Half volunteer their own money toward debt reduction? Now that is good for a guffaw.
Under a judicial system run by moonbats, the only abuse criminals need to worry about is self-abuse:
Authorities in Washington state say they're outraged that a former pilot who has admitted molesting young boys is being allowed to watch videos he made of the abuse while he sits in jail awaiting trial. …
The court said that granting copies of the materials was essential so that defense lawyers and defendants can challenge the evidence. The suspect, Marc Weldon Gilbert, is representing himself at trial.
No doubt the court will also find that Gilbert has a constitutional right to taxpayer-provided tissues and Vaseline to assist him in his research.
It's a humble start, yet at least as amazing as a monkey making calls on a cell phone: the collectivist moonbats running the United Nations may have grasped the fundamental economic fact that you reduce poverty by generating wealth, not by redistributing it out of existence à la Barack Hussein Obama.
Without too much fanfare, the United Nations admits in its newest report on the progress of the so-called Millennium Development Goals that wealth creation and not wealth redistribution is the main driver behind reduced levels of extreme poverty around the world.
Of course, the UN, being an organization that spends most of its time chastising rich countries for not transferring enough money to the developing world — the total last year came to $128.7 billion, the highest ever — is not quite so explicit with its admission.
In a foreword by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, praise is given for the progress to the goals themselves, which world leaders meeting in 2000 set with the aim of dramatically reducing extreme poverty, hunger, illiteracy and disease around the world within 15 years.
"Already, the MDGs have helped lift millions out of poverty," he says — as if merely articulating that we would like to improve the lot of the world's poor magically realizes that desire.
But therein lies Ban's dilemma: a key part of the UN's solution at the time was to call for massive increases in overseas development aid — whereas the history of the world economy since 2000 has shown that poverty has disappeared the fastest in countries where business has expanded the most.
Hence, only later in the 72 pages of The Millennium Development Goals Report 2011 do we see that fact acknowledged with figures showing incredible reductions in poverty in Asia, where growth has skyrocketed, and dismal reductions in sub-Saharan Africa, where economies have only recently begun to pick up.
Don't expect the staggeringly greedy supranational looting to stop.
Despite the UN's acknowledgment of the power of wealth creation, it continues to focus on encouraging cash transfers from rich to poor countries.
Indeed, on Tuesday, it released a 208-page report that contained its most expensive investment plan ever: a call for $72 trillion to be spent over 40 years so that poverty around the world can be eliminated in a "sustainable" manner, through a shift to "green" technologies in world farming. Critics noted the figure is five times the current U.S. annual gross domestic product of $14.66 trillion.
Obviously pouring the world's wealth down pointless "green" boondoggles in corrupt Third World rat holes will increase poverty, not alleviate it. At this point Ban Ki-Moonbat et al. can't pretend they don't know it.
Ban Ki-Moonbat entertains his colleagues by making silly noises in a microphone.
William F. Buckley famously said that he would "rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University." Here's why:
"Despite the discomfort posed by state intervention, it may sometimes be necessary to protect a child," said Lindsey Murtagh, a lawyer and researcher at Harvard's School of Public Health. The study's co-author, David Ludwig, says taking away peoples' children "ideally will support not just the child but the whole family, with the goal of reuniting child and family as soon as possible."
Or at least, as soon as bureaucrats deem the parents likely to conform to prevailing standards of politically correct dietary habits.
In Britain, Nanny State fascism has already reached the point where children are abducted from their homes for being overweight.
The concept that it benefits kids to be snatched away from their parents because the government thinks they're fat is too absurd to entertain. Tyranny is an end in itself for progressives, just as resisting it is an end in itself for patriots.
Our rulers screech that if public spending doesn't continue to skyrocket, old ladies will starve and the debt will go unpaid. Meanwhile Big Government is throwing our money at stuff like this specimen from a publicly funded art exhibit in Marquette, Michigan:
The irony of authoritarian statists denouncing those who resist them as authoritarian statists, then using the state to force someone else to finance their juvenile propaganda would be lost on liberals, who believe the First Amendment gives them the right to put a gun to your head and make you pay for their soapbox.
The fist symbol confirms that the "artist" (Sean Michael Stimac) is a devotee of communism, a totalitarian strain of oligarchical collectivism closely related to fascism.
A federal lawsuit accusing two state agencies of failing to provide adequate voter registration services for people who get food stamps, disability payments and Medicaid will be fought in court, the state's chief elections officer said Tuesday. …
The lawsuit alleges that agency offices that grant public assistance have failed to regularly ask clients if they want to register to vote and give them forms to register.
"The voting process begins with registration, therefore it is essential that all citizens have unfettered access to voter registration opportunities," said Thomas Perez, assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division.
By "unfettered access," Perez means anyone likely to vote Democrat should be virtually compelled to register. Readers will recall that Perez is the same Marxist goon who believes banks — which he compares to the KKK — should be punished both for making loans to blacks who are not in a position to repay them, and for not making loans to blacks who are not in a position to repay them.
As with the Community Reinvestment Act that entomic Thomas Perez types (e.g., Barack Hussein Obama) used to create the housing collapse and the following financial meltdown, bad people are using a bad law as a weapon.
Federal law requires all offices in the state "that provide public assistance" as well as those "primarily engaged in providing services to persons with disabilities" to ask those who seek or renew benefits if they want to vote. Anyone who declines must do so in writing.
Why would any society want to encourage people who take but do not contribute to vote? Because when they reach the tipping point where the majority of voters are nothing more than parasitical looters feeding off an enslaved minority, oligarchical collectivism will have been attained. This is why our forefathers only allowed property owners to vote.
How does Perez know Louisiana is in violation? The same way he knows that banks are racist against blacks: the numbers don't add up the way he has decreed they ought to:
The federal lawsuit alleges the state "has received very few voter registration applications from its public assistance and disability services offices despite the significant percentage of the population receiving the services."
The suit seeks to inflict a "remedial plan" intended to drive up voter registration among welfare moochers.
As for actual details of the alleged noncompliance, these have been requested but not provided. As the New Black Panthers scandal made obvious, the DoJ has degenerated into a political enforcement wing of the White House, the purpose of which is to secure Obama's reelection. It has severed any connection with justice.
Refusing to make it official that Obama has a blank check to bankrupt America needn't cause anyone to miss a Social Security payment. But the gullible who still rely on the socialist "mainstream" media might not know that. In any case, it's a good opportunity for our rulers to remind us how many they have corrupted and coerced into needing them.
The main effect of Cash for Clunkers, besides wasting still more of our money, was to drive up the price of used cars, hurting the less affluent Americans that our liberal elitist rulers pretend to champion. Here the mechanism for this is explained in terms that even Timothy Geithner might be able to comprehend:
Mexico is collapsing into narco-anarchy, and the treasonous quislings running our federal government have made it crystal clear that they will not stop the chaos from spilling over the border. When Arizona tried to defend itself, the Obama Regime sided with Mexico to slap it down. Now Texas is stepping up to the plate:
Look for the Obama Regime to put the screws to the Lone Star State any way it can, until such a time as it is able to displace the population with Mexicans.
Even as he continues to squander our wealth and whatever wealth our children and grandchildren will be permitted by the EPA to generate, our Marxist Community Organizer in Chief tells us to eat our peas:
Our moonbat rulers have found an ingenious technique for putting an end to Muslim terrorism in America. They simply pretend it isn't happening. That way, no one will think any Islamophobic thoughts, which any liberal can tell you is the real problem when it comes to modern savages murdering in the name of their satanic god. An example is Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad:
Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad insists he is an Islamic radical, has confessed to killing an Army soldier and wounding another at a Little Rock recruiting station two years ago, and wants to be tried on terrorism charges in federal court.
But in an unusual twist, state prosecutors, with the blessing of the federal government, are treating him like a common American criminal and trying him in state court next week on capital murder charges.
Muhammad is a terrorist of the homegrown variety, the proliferation of which liberals have gone out of their way to facilitate.
Muhammad, 24, born Carlos Bledsoe in Memphis, Tenn., has a profile that is now familiar in home-grown terrorism cases. He converted to Islam at age 20 at a Tennessee mosque, changed his name and traveled to the Middle East. …
Six months after Muhammad returned to the U.S., he allegedly drove his black Ford Sport Trac truck to the military recruiting station. Inside the vehicle were a rifle, scope, laser sight, silencer and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. He allegedly fired several rounds before fleeing.
Later, at a police roadblock eight miles away, Muhammad was captured with a semiautomatic handgun tucked in his waistband.
Police said he told them he was "mad at the U.S. military because of what they had done to Muslims in the past." He said his "intent was to kill as many people in the Army as he could."
Muhammad wasted his money going all the way to Yemen to get this mindset installed. He could have just watched MSNBC.
It's up to Arkansas to try Muhammad, since the feds won't try him as a terrorist. His father Melvin Bledsoe believes this is to avoid publicizing the FBI's incompetence in not keeping an eye on a known Islamic radical. Muhammad himself believes the point is to get him the death penalty, which is unlikely to happen in a federal trial under Eric Holder's pro-terrorist Injustice Department. Meanwhile his lawyer is trying to avoid the death penalty with the always absurd insanity plea.
Both father and son have a point, but the most likely explanation is the government's policy of making Islamic violence disappear by sticking its own head in the sand.
Union goons are riding high with their champion Obama in office. They got away with beating up Kenneth Gladney for passing out Gadsden flags to other patriots. Now they appear to be branching out into tactics previously reserved for the Fred Phelps cult:
Moonbats totally dominate television, and deliberately use it to spin reality into a bogus construct that reinforces their pernicious ideology. But alternatives are beginning to emerge. An example is The In Word, featuring Sonja Schmidt of PJTV and Joe Dan Gorman, whose countermoonbat music videos have appeared on Moonbattery.com many a time.
Check it out live tonight at 11 pm Eastern at UStreamTV.
Foodmakers, fast-food chains, and media companies have teamed up to battle government efforts to create voluntary [for now] nutritional guidelines for foods marketed to children, The Washington Post reports Sunday. And the group is being managed by former White House communications director Anita Dunn.
The group, called the Sensible Food Policy Coalition, includes General Mills, Kellogg, PepsiCo, and Time Warner. Disclosure records show they spent $6.6 million on lobbying in the first quarter of this year, and the members of the group collectively have spent nearly $60 million on lobbying since the start of the Obama administration, the newspaper reports.
Media giant Viacom is one of the members. It owns the Nickelodeon television network, whose animated characters such as Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants are featured prominently on food products marketed to children. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is also weighing in.
Dunn, who is now at SKDKnickerbocker, is managing the campaign, the newspaper said. She was White House communications director under President Obama in 2009 and is married to Robert F. Bauer, the former White House counsel.
Dunn had to go under Obama's bus for being too forthright about her admiration for the deranged communist tyrant with the largest body count in human history, Mao Zedong. Now she's playing for the other side, until people forget about the Mao comment and she can rejoin the folks who make the absurd rules lobbyists bribe them to alleviate. That's how the revolving door works in the lobbyist-laden Obama Regime.
But any resistance to the government garrote tightening around our neck is to be applauded. You tell 'em, Tony Tiger:
It's not easy for a Marxist saboteur to constantly hit new lows, but Obama manages — most recently by trying to terrify seniors with the suggestion that Social Security payments won't go out unless Republicans agree to raise the debt ceiling effectively to infinity, ensuring total economic collapse not far down the road. Here's what his Fabian communist accomplices in the "mainstream" media won't tell you:
If Washington receives about $200 billion in monthly revenues and sends out roughly $50 billion worth of Social Security checks and the same amount of Medicare payments, why is Obama claiming the checks may not go out?
Isn't $200 billion minus $100 billion still $100 billion?
Because Obama is playing the demogogue, that's why. Pure and simple. He is trying to scare seniors into making panicked calls to their congressmen begging them to do whatever Obama and the Democrats want in order to keep the checks coming.
This is demogoguery of the worst sort because Obama has to know that what he is saying is false. When you and I say something we know to be false, it's called a "lie."
Likewise, any so-called journalists who let this lie pass are also liars.
The willingness of a power-drunk lowlife like Obama to use the threat of withholding Social Security as a weapon demonstrates why the federal government is the last entity a sane person would trust to hold his retirement funds.
You're going to trust this guy with your retirement?
Barack Hussein Obama promised before the election that he would bankrupt the coal industry that provides us with 57% of our electricity. In an appalling testimony to the suicidal stupidity of 53% of the population, he was elected anyway. He's using the malignant EPA to make good on his promise:
Utility giant American Electric Power said Thursday that it will shut down five coal-fired power plants and spend billions of dollars to comply with a series of pending Environmental Protection Agency regulations. …
In a statement outlining its plan to comply with EPA's regulations, AEP said it would need to retire 6,000 megawatts of coal-fired power generation in the coming years.
The company, one of the country's largest electric utilities, estimated that it will cost between $6 billion and $8 billion in capital investments over the next decade to comply with the regulations in their current form.
The costs of complying with the regulations will result in an increase in electricity prices of 10 to 35 percent and cost 600 jobs, AEP said.
Just the ticket to revive our debt-ravaged economy.
Without the electricity generated by coal, what is going to make the farcical electric cars we're forced to subsidize go? Maybe the EPA will impose a regulation dictating that they have to run by magic.
A view of North Korea by night demonstrates where this is heading.
No wonder his spokesweenie refuses to say when Comrade Obama knew about the scheme to help Mexican drug cartels smuggle American guns, apparently so as to generate bad press for the Second Amendment. Here's Deputy Attorney General David Ogden announcing way back on March 24, 2009 that the "President has directed us" in launching a comprehensive plan including Project Gunrunner, another name for Fast & Furious:
The Moonbat Messiah's fingerprints are all over this outrage. Given a hostile press, there would already be calls for impeachment, and the world "treason" would be heard on the news even more often than "Casey Anthony."
Amazingly enough, flushing hundreds of $billions that we don't have to spare down the toilet actually rescued the economy. Rising unemployment is proof. The guy liberals saw fit to give dictatorial power over the economy explains:
Three days after the U.S. Department of Labor reported that the national unemployment rate had ticked up from 9.1 percent in May to 9.2 percent in June, President Barack Obama said that the loss of jobs in the public sector is "evidence" that his $830-billion economic stimulus legislation worked.
This can be taken as a confession that any jobs "created or saved" by stimulus splurges are temporary, unlike the jobs the private sector would create if Big Government would stop sucking all the money out of the economy and crushing productive activity under an avalanche of pernicious regulations.
Wondering where all that Porkulus money went that turned the national debt into a Sword of Damocles hanging over our heads? Some has been tracked down:
The Omaha Public Schools used more than $130,000 in federal stimulus dollars to buy each teacher, administrator and staff member a manual on how to become more culturally sensitive.
The manual is entitled, The Cultural Proficiency Journey: Moving Beyond Ethical Barriers Toward Profound School Change. If there is one thing liberals are good at (besides throwing away our money), it's moving beyond ethical barriers. The book consists of weapons grade moonbattery.
The authors assert that American government and institutions create advantages that "channel wealth and power to white people," that color-blindness will not end racism and that educators should "take action for social justice."
The book says that teachers should acknowledge historical systemic oppression in schools, including racism, sexism, homophobia and "ableism," defined by the authors as discrimination or prejudice against people with disabilities. …
The Omaha school board approved buying 8,000 copies of the book — one for every employee, including members of the custodial staff — in April.
It's nice to know that Omaha schools won't have any thought criminals among the janitorial staff.
The book scores the political correctness of readers on a worksheet; those who score poorly are admonished "to align yourself with the values expressed." These values include celebrating homosexual depravity and giving non-Caucasian students special treatment.
Not even a Democrat could believe that wasting money we don't have on corrosive propaganda will benefit the economy. Obama's Porkulus wasn't just economic incompetence; it was a looting spree and an act of sabotage.
Malignant rubbish to be paid for by your grandchildren.
There are times when the Bitter Half isn't denouncing Americans as overweight and lecturing us on what we should eat — the times when her overactive mouth is crammed full of junk food:
First lady Michelle Obama ordered a whopper of a meal at the newly opened Washington diner Shake Shack during lunch on Monday.
A Washington Post journalist on the scene confirmed the first lady, who's made a cause out of child nutrition, ordered a ShackBurger, fries, chocolate shake and a Diet Coke while the street and sidewalk in front of the usually-packed Shake Shack were closed by security during her visit.
Apparently fat cakes weren't on the menu. Even so,
According to nutritional information on Shake Shack's Web site, the meal amounted to 1,700 calories.
Good thing she made that a Diet Coke.
Meanwhile this same glutton has been leaning on restaurants to give us less food for our money.
The obscene travesty of homosexual "marriage" is a priority for liberals not only because undermining holy matrimony helps corrode the family, but because it creates a powerful legal weapon to be used against another of the few remaining roadblocks on the road to totalitarianism, the Catholic Church. The state that gave us Barack Hussein Obama shows how it works:
The state has declined to renew its foster care and adoption contracts with Catholic Charities across Illinois, possibly ending a historic partnership initiated by the Roman Catholic Church a half-century ago and potentially severing the relationship between nearly 2,000 foster children and their caseworkers. …
In letters sent last week to Catholic Charities in the dioceses of Peoria, Joliet and Springfield and Catholic Social Services of Southern Illinois, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services said the state could not accept their signed contracts for the 2012 fiscal year. Each letter said funding was declined because "your agency has made it clear that it does not intend to comply with the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act," which the state says requires prospective parents in civil unions to be treated the same as married couples.
If it's this bad now, imagine the situation after Illinois imposes state-sanctioned homosexual "marriage" as in New York, where Archbishop Timothy Dolan warns that a redefinition of marriage to allow for multiple sex partners is coming next.
Pat Quinn carries on the Illinois tradition of governors who exude slime from every pore:
Quinn, a practicing Catholic, reiterated his support of the civil union law and the state's decision to sever ties with Catholic Charities.
No one who supports the homosexual or abortion agendas is a Catholic in any meaningful sense. To preserve its integrity, the Church has an obligation to excommunicate backstabbing advocates of degeneracy like Nancy Pelosi and Quinn.
Just as the homosexual agenda is destroying Catholic adoption agencies, the abortion agenda can close Catholic hospitals.
The Church has two choices: stand for what's right, in which case Big Government will denounce it as politically incorrect and break its legs with "civil rights" laws shoved through by the militant homosexual and abortion lobbies; or knuckle under and participate in the depravity, in which case it will rot away and deservedly disappear.
It's a win-win situation for liberals. Too bad for the cause of "social justice" that their Soviet forebears didn't think of this line of attack against John Paul II.
The only thing worse than when a big old cockroach gets into the house is when you whack it with a newspaper, but after seeming to be dead, it rolls back onto its feet and scurries under the stove. Similarly, Alan Grayson is running for Congress again:
Grayson already raised nearly $100,000 in donations before filing his paperwork on Monday. …
During Grayson's last campaign an ad referred to his opponent, Daniel Webster, as Taliban Dan. Grayson lost his District 8 Congressional seat to Webster after a highly controversial campaign. And Grayson's take on the Republican health care plan caught national attention.
"Republican plan: don't get sick. And if you do get sick, die quickly," said Grayson on the floor of Congress.
Looking back, Grayson said he has no regrets about his campaign.
Grayson is obnoxious even by Democrat standards, having called Federal Reserve senior adviser Linda Robertson a whore and a disabled Marine "white trash." Referencing an obscene homosexual act, he denounced the patriotic Restoring Honor rally as "that tea bag thing." The propaganda he unleashed in support of Obama's seizure of the healthcare industry went a long way toward explaining why people loathe Congress. Grayson characterizes "Fox News and their Republican collaborators" as "the enemy of America."
It's not enough to bring out the Orkin Man once. The house needs to be thoroughly sprayed for vermin every two years, or the scurrying creepy-crawlies just keep coming back.
Obama violated federal law when he gave $79,819 of our money to his malignant alma mater ACORN in March, but I don't blame the media for not thinking it was worth mentioning — at least not in comparison with this:
Obama's Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) gave ACORN another $461,086 in January. The funds were earmarked for ACORN Housing Corp. in January under HUD's Self-help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP), according to the government website USAspending.gov.
In order words, the Obama administration gave fraud-ridden ACORN nearly a half million dollars…
This means the Obama administration has given at least $540,905 in taxpayer money to ACORN this calendar year alone.
The money was given to ACORN apparently in defiance of Public Law 111-117 which spells out in pretty clear terms that ACORN shouldn't be getting any government funding.
Obama will be relying heavily on ACORN's vote fraud expertise in 2012. He has already begun paying for it with our money, in direct violation of federal law.
In a fundamentally transformed America consisting mainly of those represented by Barack Hussein Obama, would books written by patriots still be legal? Not if we judge by attendants at a literature festival in Obama's home town:
Michael Savage probably got off lightly because Chicagoans don't even know who he is. Britain has forbidden him from entering the country for expressing conservative views.
We know that the Obama Regime used "stimulus" money to finance a program to facilitate the smuggling of American guns into Mexico by drug cartels, evidently in hopes it would provide propaganda ammo to use against the Second Amendment. Will the media show some interest if it turns out the gang of Marxist thugs that impudently calls itself the US government wasn't just giving the green light to illicit gun sales, but actually selling the guns?
In an interview recorded with officials from Mexico's Federal SSP (Ministry of Public Safety) and distributed to the Mexican media, Jesus Enrique Rejon Aguilar "El Mamito" revealed that Los Zetas obtain their arms from the U.S. …
Rejon Aguilar confessed that Los Zetas have "buyers on the other side" (in the U.S.) who are U.S. citizens that acquire the arms and sell them to Los Zetas. He also admitted hearing stories that the U.S. government was selling weapons.
"What we buy in the United States, there was a time when the buyers, they weren't our people, they were buyers from the other side, were saying that the American government was selling weapons."
Rejon Aguilar is Número Tres in Los Zetas. The "other side" refers to the Gulf Cartel, which evidently might be buying weapons directly from our rulers.
Beverly Hall of Atlanta Public Schools won a superintendent of the year award while overseeing a system characterized by massive systemic cheating on the part of teachers and school administrators to improve students' test scores so as not to interrupt the flow of federal money. Intimidation kept the lid on the scandal for awhile, but now it has exploded, finally forcing the recently retired Ms. Hall to issue this less than heartfelt apology:
"To the extent that I failed to take measures that would have prevented what the investigators have disclosed, I am accountable, as head of the school system, for failing to act accordingly. I sincerely apologize to the people of Atlanta and their children for any shortcomings. If I did anything that gave teachers the impression I was unapproachable and unresponsive to their concerns, I also apologize for that. Where people consciously chose to cheat, however, the moral responsibility must lie with them."
If I did anything wrong, I'm sorry, but it wasn't me; it was those other educrats.
Taking responsibility is among the many things not to be learned in government schools.
Big Government doesn't need to force the people responsible for television ads to overrepresent blacks by about 300%, relative to their actual percentage of the population. They do it all on their own. But since coercion as an end in itself is the central tenet of liberal ideology, don't be surprised if we see a law mandating disproportionate racial makeup soon. They could model it on a new dictate by Colorado bureauweenies:
New rules proposed by the Colorado Department of Human Services include a requirement that all day-care centers in the state make available dolls representing three different races.
Other rules include:
children over age two must not be served whole milk without a note from a doctor, kids over age one can't drink more than six ounces of juice per day, TV and computer time will be capped at twenty minutes daily…
…et cetera et cetera ad nauseam.
Kids brought up by the Worst Generation are being conditioned to live in an artificial world constructed of foolish arbitrary rules. As Vladimir Lenin would say,
"Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever."
It took a collapse of the housing market that brought the entire economy down with it, but at least we learned our lesson when it comes to forcing banks to make bad loans on the basis of race — or did we? The madness inflicted by the Community Reinvestment Act is now enforced by gunrunning terrorist supporter Eric Holder's Department of Social Justice:
In what could be a repeat of the easy-lending cycle that led to the housing crisis, the Justice Department has asked several banks to relax their mortgage underwriting standards and approve loans for minorities with poor credit as part of a new crackdown on alleged discrimination, according to court documents reviewed by IBD.
Prosecutions have already generated more than $20 million in loan set-asides and other subsidies from banks that have settled out of court rather than battle the federal government and risk being branded racist. An additional 60 banks are under investigation, a DOJ spokeswoman says.
Settlements include setting aside prime-rate mortgages for low-income blacks and Hispanics with blemished credit and even counting "public assistance" as valid income in mortgage applications.
Here's an example of the authoritarian outrages perpetrated by our banana republic rulers:
[T]he government has ordered Midwest BankCentre to set aside almost $1 million in "special financing" for residents living in predominantly black areas of St. Louis. The program includes originating conventional home loans at fixed prime rates for African-American borrowers "who would ordinarily not qualify for such rates for reasons including the lack of required credit quality, income or down payment."
No country that permits such ham-fisted thuggery to be inflicted by the federal government deserves to call itself free.
We've been down this road before:
[I]ndustry analysts fear Attorney General Eric Holder is rekindling an anti-bank witch hunt launched by Attorney General Janet Reno in the 1990s, when Holder served as her deputy.
Some blame that in part for the subprime boom, because banks were ordered to throw open their lending windows to credit-poor minorities. That crackdown spurred the American Bankers Association to distribute to its thousands of members "fair-lending tool kits" advising the adoption of more permissive underwriting criteria to help inoculate them from prosecution.
Anyone who lived through 2008 knows where that led.
With the projection so typical of leftists, our rulers justify their race-based bullying by denouncing banks as racist. Since there is no evidence for this, they rely on theories.
One such theory — "disparate impact" — holds that merely a difference in loan application outcomes is enough to prove racial discrimination — even if no intent exists on the part of loan officers to contrast based on the color of applicants, and even legitimate business factors — such as credit scores and down payments — help explain disparities in loan outcomes between white and black applicants.
Under this broad theory, banks have been accused of racism simply for failing to open branches or aggressively market mortgages in black neighborhoods — regardless of the demand for, or viability of, such loans in those areas.
Following this theory, the government has ordered several banks to advertise in black media and open branches in black neighborhoods, despite the weak economy.
Obviously it is not possible for an economy to thrive under the heel of lunatics, which is why people in other countries run by the likes of Obama and Holder are characterized by extreme poverty — as ours will be soon if we don't get these vermin out of power.
Civil Rights Division chief Thomas Perez is another prime example of the sort of Marxist ideologue overseeing our transition to an impoverished socialist tyranny. Like Holder, he is a protégé of Janet Reno, who is best remembered for her bizarre Satanic child abuse witch hunts that destroyed people's lives; sending a child back to a communist dictatorship that his mother died helping him escape; and of course barbecuing 74 men, women, and children at Waco. Perez, who compares bankers to Klansmen,
has required bank defendants to earmark potentially millions in funding for inner-city community organizers — who must be approved by Justice. Critics say lenders are being forced to bankroll Acorn clones that often exist just to shake them down for risky loans.
Lest bankers think they can escape punishment merely by obeying the government's insane decrees,
Perez is also prosecuting banks for "reverse redlining through the targeting of minority communities for predatory loans."
That is, banks will be punished for making loans to unqualified blacks, as well as for not making loans to unqualified blacks. Capitalists can't expect to enjoy the transition to Marxist tyranny.
Assistant Attorney General and racist communist thug Thomas Perez.
The spiritual ugliness known as moonbattery can be expressed most anywhere — even in automotive design:
MONOFORM addresses the automotive industry's lack of cultural relevance. It stands as a point of view towards progressive mobility experiences that connect with the emerging philosophies of the 21st century and speaks directly to those who feel alienated by the conservative symbolism applied in modern automotive design.
Still or in motion, this vehicle acts as a point of interaction between people and their environment through broken reflections of the urban landscapes [yadda yadda yadda…]
In other words, the car is deliberately designed to be hideous as an expression of liberal ideology.
MONOFORM: moonbattery on wheels.
Expect them to start rolling off the assembly lines at Government Motors within the next few years, union work hours permitting.
Remember when Obama boastfully proclaimed that his loot & waste policies would turn the economy around within three years?
Obama told TV titan Matt Lauer during a Feb. 1, 2009, MSNBC interview that he would be "held accountable" to improve the economy by the American public and, "If I don't have this done in three years, then there's going to be a one-term proposition."
"He said it. He can't go back and un-say it," declared Washington, D.C.-based Democratic consultant Tom Ochs.
The official unemployment rate is at 9.2% and rising. The odds of Comrade Obama making good on his promise are long, to put it mildly.
Top Obama aide David Plouffe smugly sneers that "People won't vote based on the unemployment rate." But ACORN and the "mainstream" media have their work cut out for them.
There are two aspects of the government that Comrade Obama wants to shrink instead of radically expand. Unsurprisingly, they are the two that enhance America's stature and security: the military and the space program.
Even after starting a third war in Libya for inscrutable reasons, Obama wants to take a massive axe to the Pentagon. Meanwhile, NASA has gone from the American government's proudest achievement since the defeat of the Axis to an extraneous bureaucracy that exists primarily to help Muslims feel good about their imaginary scientific accomplishments.
This quote would make a good epitaph for the space program Obama is killing:
"We've come full circle since 1961, back to when we had yet to show we could launch people into space," said Steven J. Dick, a retired NASA chief historian. "We will be hitching rides from the Russians to go to the space station that is mainly ours."
The Sagan Series marks the end of an era, and looks back to when we chose greatness over mediocrity:
Would we rather reach for the stars, or pay Obama's base sit home and watch Oprah instead of looking for work? Voters made their decision. Fortunately 2012 may not be too late to unmake it.
Given the deep pockets of his liberal elitist backers, Barack Hussein Obama is likely to meet expectations of a $1 billion 2012 campaign war chest. Some of this mountain of money will find its way into push polls and other types of intrusive telephone propaganda. This video gives an idea of how to respond if you receive a cold call from an Obamunist:
Compliments of The Only Other Conservative in Seattle.
As part of the never-ending PR campaign to package our awkward Community Organizer in Chief as trendy and hip, Barack Hussein Obama held a Twitter town hall last week. A few of the tweets went missing, but Granny Jan has rounded them up:
This weekend the Mrs. and I took a quick overnight trip into the scenic White Mountains. We got away from the triple-digit Phoenix heat, but not from the far more oppressive awareness of encroaching doom that has been pressing down on the country since the catastrophic elections of 2008:
The inspiring College Democrats of America video that provided young moonbats an opportunity to explain their chosen party affiliation was deleted from Vimeo, apparently when the creator realized that it made Democrats look like the creepy, clueless fools that so many of them are. It has been replaced with a video featuring more appealing and reasonable college Democrats:
The statists who have been squeezing the life out of our country are presented by their allies in the establishment media as the champions of minorities, immigrants, and the working class. Let's have a liberal explain how this corrupt, tyrannical lunacy benefits minorities, immigrants, or the working class:
Again we see that the destruction of liberty at the hands of Big Government hurts all of us.
When Obama betrayed his former ally Muammar Gaddafi by launching an unexplained third war against Libya, it got old friends like Malik Shabazz and Louis Farrakhan wondering who might be next to go under the bus, to judge by this squawking:
Barack Hussein had better invite Shabazz back to the White House to explain why he hasn't been shooting any white people.
Kudos to this progressive who at least doesn't insult our intelligence by asking us to believe that she supports those who risk the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of America:
We're the terrorists; America is bad; American heroes are either dumb or evil. Scratch most any liberal and this grotesquely sanctimonious ideology will seep to the surface like pus from an infected wound. They view patriotic Americans not as opponents in a debate but as an enemy to be destroyed.
The EPA can't help but destroy jobs by smothering our economy in excessive regulations. Private environmental groups keep forcing its hand with lawsuits — with financial assistance from you, via the EPA itself:
When the Environmental Protection Agency said in late June that it would force Western coal-fired power plants to install haze-reducing pollution-control equipment at a cost of $1.5 billion a year, it said it had to in order to settle a lawsuit by environmental groups.
One organization involved in the suit, the Environmental Defense Fund, has a long history of taking the EPA to court. In fact, a cursory review finds almost half a dozen cases in the past 10 years.
The odd thing is that the EPA, in turn, has handed EDF $2.76 million in grants over that same period, according to an IBD review of the agency's grant database.
This strange relationship goes well beyond EDF. Indeed, several environmental groups that have received millions in EPA grants regularly file suit against that same agency. A dozen green groups were responsible for more than 3,000 suits against the EPA and other government agencies over the past decade, according to a study by the Wyoming-based Budd-Falen Law Offices.
The EPA even tacitly encourages such suits, going so far as to pay for and promote a "Citizen's Guide" that, among other things, explains how to sue the agency under "citizen suit" provisions in environmental laws. The guide's author — the Environmental Law Institute — has received $9.9 million in EPA grants over the past decade.
And, to top it off, critics say the EPA often ends up paying the groups' legal fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act.
There's no need to wonder what it would be like if the anti-human maniacs at lunatic outfits like the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Sierra Club controlled the government — they already do, through their likeminded liberal allies in the bureaucracy and the courts. The reason the lights still come on when you flip the switch is that they haven't finished consolidating their power. Another Obama term ought to do the trick.
Excellent news: Texas has sent an illegal alien off to hell for raping and murdering a child. Now the bad news: Comrade Obama is really broken up about it.
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to block Texas from executing a Mexican citizen despite a White House-backed appeal that claimed the case could affect other foreigners arrested in the U.S. and Americans in legal trouble abroad.
Humberto Leal was executed Thursday evening for the 1994 rape and murder of a San Antonio teenager after his attorneys, supported also by the Mexican government and other diplomats, unsuccessfully sought a stay. …
From the death chamber, Leal repeatedly apologized and then shouted "Viva Mexico!" as the lethal drugs began taking effect. The 38-year-old mechanic was sentenced to death for killing 16-year-old Adria Sauceda, whose brutalized nude body was found hours after the two left a street party. …
There was evidence Sauceda had been bitten, strangled and raped, and bludgeoned with a large chunk of asphalt.
Despite Obama's intervention to stay the execution, the Supreme Court allowed it to go forward by a 5-4 vote. One more moonbat on the court, and the death penalty will be off the table for illegal aliens who murder Americans.
Leal's defense was twofold:
A psychiatrist testified Leal suffered from alcohol dependence and pathological intoxication.
That, and of course he is a Mexican citizen (although he's lived here since he was two) and therefore not fully subject to American law, according to liberal ideology.
This isn't the first time the Manchurian Moonbat has shown his eagerness to side with Mexico against an American state in support of illegal colonists. At least we know where his sympathies lie.
On tips from Clingtomyguns, Wyatt's Torch, Bob Roberts, and G. Fox. Hat tip: Accuracy in Media.
Mostly the Frankenstein monster liberals have created only preys on vulnerable people of pale pigmentation. But as it grows larger, it also grows bolder. From South Carolina:
Cherokee County sheriff's deputies, South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers and Blacksburg City Police Department officers were dispatched to assist the Gaffney police with a crowd estimated to be as many as 500 people causing a disturbance in the area of Hetty Hill Street and Granite Drive.
The chief of Gaffney police said his officers were originally called to the area in reference to complaints about a fireworks war. He said a Facebook post invited people to that neighborhood to overwhelm police.
A release from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office said that when deputies arrived at that location, people in the crowd shot roman candles and bottle rockets at the officers as they attempted to clear the street.
Officers said they used pepper spray to help disperse the crowd, but a few dozen people in the crowd were gathered around a fight that was in progress and they refused to leave.
Deputies said they used a Taser to break up the fight between two teenage girls who were rolling around on the ground fighting.
The girls who were fighting, Aleshia Good, 18, and a 15-year-old, both from Gaffney, were arrested for public disorderly conduct, police said.
During the time officers were trying to control the situation, someone threw a cement block through the back window of one of the patrol cars.
The local media is spinning it as the fault of a police officer who drove too fast (although under the speed limit) while coming to the assistance of another officer in distress. The national media won't touch it.
It's a lot easier to let civilization fall apart than it will be to put it together again.
Next after a constitutional right to kill inconvenient children comes a constitutional right to force someone else to pay for it. When North Carolina drew up a budget that throws the highly profitable Mickey D's of abortion off the taxpayer-funded gravy train, Planned Parenthood screamed, "We'll sue!"
One of North Carolina's two Planned Parenthood affiliates filed a federal lawsuit Thursday to invalidate part of the new state budget that cuts it off from federal or state funds for family planning.
The budget written by Republicans in control of the General Assembly for the first time in more than a century states that Planned Parenthood and its affiliates are forbidden from receiving any contracts or grants from the state health agency. The lawsuit filed in Greensboro's federal court by Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina contends the group is being punished for its abortion-rights advocacy, and its free-speech protections are being violated.
Our living, breathing Constitution apparently says that you don't have free speech unless you can force other people to pay you to kill babies.
You've probably heard this lie before:
"Their sole purpose is to single out, vilify, and punish Planned Parenthood as a particularly visible provider and advocate — even though, ironically, the eliminated funds have nothing to do with abortion, but will only deprive low-income people of desperately needed health services and teen pregnancy prevention programs," the lawsuit said.
You see, they're pouring the public money into the non-abortion side of the bucket. Similarly, not a penny of the $zillions in interests payments we'll be making to communist China for the foreseeable future will go to building up its military and nuclear arsenal.
Efforts to separate Planned Parenthood's greedy mouth from the taxpayer teat have resulted in similar federal lawsuits in Indiana and Kansas. The latter is the home of George Tiller the Baby Killer, who racked up a body count of over 60,000 late term abortions (a.k.a. infanticides), and his friend Kathleen Sebelius (a.k.a. the Abortion Queen), who as Secretary of Health and Human Services has become one of the most powerful people in the world thanks to ObamaCare.
Texas and New Jersey have also voted to cut Planned Parenthood funding, not that abortion wouldn't be a lucrative industry even without the government subsidies. Maybe the age of Casey Anthony will inure us to moral vacuity — or maybe our gag reflex is finally kicking in.
The relatively trivial Watergate scandal brought down a presidency not because Richard Nixon had any involvement in it, but because he unwisely tried to cover it up. We may never know for sure that Barack Hussein Obama knew all along that his administration was helping Mexican drug lords smuggle American guns, but he sure hasn't been coming clean:
On June 27, CNSNews.com asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, "Could you tell me what is the exact date that the president learned about the Justice Department ATF operation to allow guns to flow into Mexico?"
Carney apparently had trouble understanding the question, saying, "I mean, I think I've answered this question a bunch about — about what he learned?"
CNSNews.com said, "What is the exact date that he learned about it?"
Carney apparently still did not understand. "The exact thing that he learned?"
CNSNews.com again clarified, "Exact date — date."
Carney finally responded, "I'll have to get back to you. I don't have an exact date for you."
The White House has since not responded to questions about an exact date or approximate date when Obama learned about the operation.
The next day, June 28, CNSNews.com sent a follow-up e-mail to Carney. Then on July 6, CNSNews.com e-mailed Carney and the White House press office, and called the White House press office to ask for the exact date the president became aware of "Operation Fast and Furious." In lieu of a precise date, CNSNews.com said an approximate date of a month and year would be helpful.
Neither Carney nor another White House spokesperson replied.
Obviously they are taking care not to get caught in a lie, as the Department of Injustice's Eric Holder has already done.
The Justice Department in Washington, D.C., the U.S. attorney's office for the District of Arizona, the FBI, and the Drug Enforcement Administration were also involved, according to findings by congressional investigators.
Given the scale of the operation, and that its apparent purpose was to generate dead bodies killed with American guns to use as ammunition against the Second Amendment, it would be surprising if the White House wasn't involved too.
With a hostile press, Obama's reelection would already be out of the question. The obsequious lapdogs of the establishment media have their work cut out for them, keeping him propped up.
Guilty or not, Casey Anthony personifies the shallow, self-obsessed, pathologically selfish Worst Generation. What does it matter if she killed her daughter? It's now our constitutional right to kill inconvenient children. The important thing is to avoid all responsibility while doing whatever it takes to make ourselves happy. Funny, despite restructuring society in the name of that philosophy, people don't seem to be getting any happier.
One advantage of being ruled by oligarchical collectivists is that we never need to wonder what we want. Our rulers are there to tell us. Comrade Obama's mouthpiece Jay Carney tells us that we don't want an end to the government bloat that is destroying our economy and our liberty; we want a regime that "spreads the sacrifice and spreads the prosperity" — i.e., a Marxism regime:
Among the many things Barack Hussein Obama and John McCain have in common is that they both want the USA to be bound by the Law of the Sea Treaty — providing still more evidence that our political class is hostile to the country it rules.
The treaty's common-sense freedom-of-navigation provisions serve as a cover for a scheme to redistribute wealth globally.
If the U.S. ratifies LOST, it would be required under Article 82 to forfeit royalties generated from oil and gas exploration on the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles, an area the U.S. calls the "extended continental shelf" (ECS).
Under current law, oil companies are required to pay royalties to the U.S. Treasury (generally at a rate of 12½% to 18¾%) for oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of Mexico and off the Northern coast of Alaska. …
But if the U.S. was a member of LOST, it would be required to transfer a portion of that royalty revenue — now considered "international royalties" — to the International Seabed Authority, a UN-style organization created by the treaty and based in Kingston, Jamaica.
How much are we talking about here? It's difficult to estimate the volume of the oil and gas on the ECS, but the U.S. Extended Continental Shelf Task Force, an interagency project currently mapping the extent of the ECS, estimates that the ECS resources "may be worth many billions, if not trillions of dollars."
Other LOST signatories would decide who gets our money. The USA's single vote would be brushed aside by a crowd of hostile totalitarian regimes including communist China, Zimbabwe, Cuba, and Sudan.
You can see why Obama wants the Senate to approve this treasonous outrage. As for McCain, who knows? All we can be sure of is that it is absolutely essential that no RINO of his stripe is ever again allowed to hijack the Republican Party.
Degenerate disgraced former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer didn't last long at the floundering Communist News Network:
CNN on Wednesday canceled Eliot Spitzer's 8 p.m. political talk show, "In the Arena," after only nine months amid a broader shake-up that shifts Anderson Cooper's 10 p.m. nightly newscast into Mr. Spitzer's time slot. … The changes are intended to stabilize the sagging television ratings for CNN, which have been a source of frustration for the channel's parent company, Time Warner.
Ever the self-parody, Spitzer responded to the shoe planted in the seat of his pants by signing off with a pompously self-congratulatory bit of verbiage from his fellow progressive Teddy Roosevelt:
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs; who comes short again and again. Because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
A valiant guy like Spitzer sure dares greatly. If he didn't, he might still be Governor.
Never mind the half-hearted mumblings about an Alan Colmes-esque "alternative role" at CNN; Client #9 is moving on:
[A] representative for Mr. Spitzer said that his work for CNN was finished, and that he would soon be allowed to have talks with other networks about jobs.
Who would have this lowlife leftist? Who do you think?
Actually, even MSNBC would be a step up from CNN in terms of viewership. Spitzer is more likely to wind up at Al Gore's comparably cartoonish but mostly unwatched Current TV. It looks like there could be an opening there soon:
After a better than expected debut week, ratings for Keith Olbermann's new Countdown fell steeply last week.
Olbermann only attracted 93,000 viewers in the key A25-54 demographic which represented a 29% drop from the previous week…
Olbermann has said he won't focus on the week-to-week ratings and that he is in it for the long haul, but that ignores the fact that advertisers do pay attention to the ratings and without them it could be a much shorter trip than planned for Keith.
As Hope & Change comes completely unraveled, the market for failed media moonbats will continue to tighten.
Gun-grabbing isn't the only item on the United Nations' agenda that targets American liberties. One of the reasons they need us disarmed is to impose schemes like Agenda 21:
Agenda 21 is a UN initiative that 178 governments at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) adopted in 1992 under the auspices of saving the environment. It bills itself as a coordinated plan of action to help nations and local government ensure "sustainability."
Sustainability will have been attained when socialists have imposed a planned economy and redistribution of wealth on a global basis after usurping American sovereignty.
Warns American Policy Center president Tom DeWeese:
"This is as vast, complicated issue that invades every corner of our lives. Al Gore promised us a 'wrenching transformation' of our society — this is it. What we are fighting is a move toward top down control — the exact opposite of the system America started with. Special interests, NGOs [nongovernmental organizations], and quasi official government groups like the American Planning Association are descending on local government and changing it through the establishment of non-elected boards, councils and regional governments. They don't answer to the people."
Comrade Obama, Slick Willie Clinton, and Bush 41 have signed executive orders in support of this internationalist power grab.
Given the treasonous nature our political leadership, it is left to citizens to defend America. Military mom Cheryl Pass of North Carolina spread the word at a Tea Party meeting last month:
"Agenda 21 usurps sovereignty, property rights, economic liberty, and basically hands over power, resources and land to unelected elitists … to control the populations of every country in the world. Agenda 21 purports to address environmental issues, but calls for wealth redistribution, resource redistribution, food redistribution, energy restrictions, supposed social justice, and more. It is NOT about the environment, though it pretends to be."
Citizen activist Donna Holt spoke up at a Virginia Campaign for Liberty event:
"Agenda 21 is the United Nation's blue print for the complete restructuring of nations and local communities to fit into a proper mold for global governance. It outlines, in detail, the UN's vision for a completely managed society, dictating the process to be used for industry, agriculture, housing development, and especially education. It's an all-encompassing plan to rule from an all-powerful central government."
This time Soviet communism won't fail because there will be no free world to compete with it. We'll just get skinnier and skinnier until we waste away and there's nothing left but Big Government and a few skeletal slaves who resort to cannibalism to survive, as in the quintessential statist society of North Korea.
Ronald Reagan said that the scariest words in the English language were "I'm from the government and I'm here to help." Now the scariest words in any language are, "I'm from the United Nations and I'm here to save the planet."
Mexico's government operates programs in about a dozen American cities that refers its nationals — living in the U.S. illegally — to publicly funded health centers where they can get free medical care without being turned over to immigration authorities.
The program is called Ventanillas de Salud (Health Windows) in Spanish and its mission is to help illegal immigrants find U.S. hospitals, clinics and other government programs where they can get free services without being deported for violating federal immigration laws.
No need to worry about rising medical costs. Gringo taxpayers pick up the tab.
In Los Angeles County alone, illegal immigrants cost taxpayers nearly $440 million in health services annually and a whopping $1.1 billion statewide.
Unlike Mexicans, we have no government to represent us, but only a gang of lunatic ideologues hostile to our interests. The Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, is an actual former leader for MEChA, a cult of anti-American maniacs devoted to driving all non-Mexicans out of the Southwest. He isn't going to take our side against his fellow Mexicans; if he were likely to, his constituency of La La Land liberals and welfare-wallowing Reconquistadors wouldn't have elected him.
Largely as a result of this insanity, California is going broke. But that's no problem, because under liberalism, people don't pay their own bills. Federal taxpayers will bail out California. The gravy train will keep rolling until they bankrupt Texas — and since it isn't run by liberals, that goose will keep laying golden eggs for awhile.
Hopefully their free healthcare includes tattoo removal in the unlikely event they want to look for jobs.
Among the most alarming manifestations of the liberal mob mentality Ann Coulter writes about in Demonic is the increasingly prevalent phenomenon of black mobs that hunt whites to beat and rob. These packs of savages are a direct result of liberal policies that use welfare and propaganda to breed legions of Democrat voters who have racial grudges and no values or sense of responsibility. Here's what happens if you try to enjoy the Fourth of July weekend in a park in Milwaukee while white:
Shaina Perry remembers the punch to her face, blood streaming from a cut over her eye, her backpack with her asthma inhaler, debit card and cellphone stolen, and then the laughter.
"They just said 'Oh, white girl bleeds a lot,' " said Perry, 22, who was attacked at Kilbourn Reservoir Park over the Fourth of July weekend. …
Perry was among several who were injured by a mob they said beat and robbed them and threw full beer bottles while making racial taunts. The injured people were white; the attackers were African-American, witnesses said. …
Emily Mowrer, 27, was not hurt but saw her friends beaten and punched and full beer bottles thrown at them. Her boyfriend was punched. She saw Perry lying with blood on her face, not moving. She called 911 on her cellphone.
"I saw some of my friends on the ground getting beat pretty severely. They got away with one of my friends' bikes. Some people had their wallets stolen," said Mowrer, who owns a house with her boyfriend in Riverwest. "It didn't seem like it was a mugging — it seemed like an attack. Like they weren't after anything — just violence." …
Perry needed three stitches to close a cut above her eye. She said she saw a friend getting kicked and when she walked up to ask what was happening, a man punched her in the face.
"I heard laughing as they were beating everybody up. They were eating chips like it was a picnic," said Perry, a restaurant cashier. "All I remember is seeing bright lights (after the punch), then my backpack was gone and blood was spurting out of my head."
The chips were probably from a BP station that was looted nearby.
Typically, the authorities didn't find any of this particularly interesting.
Most of the 11 people who told the Journal Sentinel they were attacked or witnessed the attacks on their friends said that police did not take their complaints seriously. They each said police responded to the scene quickly and tended to the injured, but officers did not take statements from them and told them to leave the area.
"You've got 20-plus people giving eyewitness accounts. I'm very surprised that they said it wasn't a mob," said Mowrer.
I'm surprised this made the paper. For every one of these incidents that does, there are many more that don't, to judge from the attitude on display at the Chicago Tribune, which is at ground zero for this spreading phenomenon at the birthplace of Hope & Change.
You can't blame people for thinking it's okay to smash Whitey's world and steal whatever they can lay their hands on. After all, the government does it.
What kind of government will we have when America has been "fundamentally transformed," in part by allowing massive Third World colonization? No need to wait and see; it's on display already in the person of Luis Gutierrez of Illinois. Here he is demanding that Comrade Obama blow off the democratic process and rule by decree to advance the La Raza agenda. Excuse the foul language; he's a Democrat Congressman:
Our beloved Uncle Ted sounds off on the United Nations/Democrat Party scheme to use an international agreement to negate the Second Amendment and leave us defenseless:
The despots, thugs, scoundrels, punks and various crooks at the United Nations have it all wrong again. Imagine that. Though the details have yet to be released, the U.N. wants to try to force strict small-arms control on the world under the pretense (lie) that such restrictions will make it tougher for terrorists and other assorted subhuman scum to get their hands on guns.
If UN bureauweenies or their Democrat coconspirators were concerned with our safety, they would want us to be in a position to defend ourselves. However:
At its core, the U.N. is not about promoting freedom and liberating people by killing bad guys. It is about controlling people by limiting their ability to defend themselves against tyranny and slavery imposed by evil and maniacal regimes.
Tens of millions of people have been slaughtered by notorious gun grabbers. Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot and other notorious mass-murderer control nuts all banned guns, and millions upon millions of innocent, helpless people died because they had no ability to defend themselves and their families. And now the U.N. seemingly supports more of the same.
The difference between the genocidal nightmares of the past and future is that Hitler and his fellow socialists listed above didn't know that every human who is allowed to live contributes to the destruction of the planet through global warming.
A world run by moonbats is no place to live unarmed.
Growing old is bad enough. Growing old under socialized medicine is worse, as can be seen in Britain:
Hundreds of thousands of elderly people are being denied basic access to medical treatment simply because they live in care homes, a report warns. …
The British Geriatrics Society, which conducted the inquiry, condemned the "betrayal" of elderly residents by an NHS that is "ageist" and treats patients in care homes as a "low priority". …
The findings follow a series of highly critical reports from health inspectors at the Care Quality Commission into the neglect of the elderly in NHS hospitals. The watchdog found problems at a quarter of hospitals inspected, with dehydrated elderly patients being prescribed water and others left without being fed.
They're done paying taxes. Maybe if Big Government ignores them, they'll just go away.
The odds that it will be any easier to grow old in the USA under ObamaCare do not look good.
Now that New York not only officially sanctions sexual depravity but elevates it to the level of holy matrimony, and California will soon decree that it must be celebrated in schools, we're left to wonder where or whether our liberal ruling class will stop. Given how far the situation has deteriorated in just the past few years, it may not be long before characters like Lenny Love are heralded as sacred victims of Christofascist narrow-mindedness:
Bond was set on Monday for a Silverton [Ohio] man accused of raping a 6-month-old boy. Police say Lenny Love, 29, raped the infant in March. Police also say that Love did so while knowingly carrying HIV.
Normal people have a right to satisfy their sexual needs. Why shouldn't Lenny Love? He can't help what he does; he was born that way. It's all about equality and inclusiveness.
Lenny Love: Only slightly ahead of his time.
On tips from /not my real name, Muddypaw, wingmann, Gordy, and Ianto.
Congratulations to Atlanta public school educrats. They may have stumbled onto the holy grail of leftist politics: a means to equalize not opportunity, but achievement. The discovery was made while cheating on students' behalf so as to keep the federal gravy train rolling:
Fifty-six schools were investigated, and cheating was found in 44, or nearly 80 percent, as CBS News correspondent Mark Strassmann reports.
It's a scathing report: A decade of systemic cheating in Atlanta's school system by the adults. Dozens of educators erased wrong student answers on state standardized tests, and inserted the right ones.
In all, investigators accused 38 principals of cheating and said 82 of the 178 educators they identified as part of the scandal confessed.
At least one whistleblower has been fired for speaking up about the systemic cheating.
Why do even the principals cheat? Because federal funding is linked to performance. No Child Left Behind dictates that 100% of students be proficient in reading and math by 2014, a goal that sounds nice but in practice is absurd.
Next, why don't politicians end racial disparities by decreeing that all ethnic groups have the same average performance? Adjusting tests by adding right answers for some students and wrong answers for others ought to make it a breeze.
Education is far too important to leave in the hands of government.
Milton Friedman famously said that if you put Big Government in charge of the Sahara Desert, within five years there would be a shortage of sand. Put it in charge of the public restrooms at Coney Island and you get this:
The city is so hard up for cash that it's rationing toilet paper in women's public restrooms — to the point where bathroom attendants are doling out a few measly squares per patron — along the world-famous Coney Island boardwalk.
The Post witnessed stone-faced Parks Department employees leave toilet-paper dispensers empty last week and instead force astonished female beachgoers to form "ration lines" in the bathrooms.
What paper women can get is the cheap single-ply kind. At men's toilets, there isn't any paper at all.
Needless to say it would be cheaper to buy more toilet paper than to hire overpaid government drones to dole it out a square at a time. But with the mountains of money New York bleeds out of taxpayers, cash isn't the problem. The inherent inefficiency of socialism is.
Dianna Carlin, owner of the Lola Star Boutique, said the bathrooms should be in better shape considering boardwalk merchants agreed to pay the city fees this summer to keep them open longer.
"I gave $1,000 but would've been better off buying $1,000 worth of toilet paper and dropping it off," she said.
Our friend Günther is to be thanked for providing concrete evidence that I have not been exaggerating the malevolent lunacy of leftists. But by now most of us can probably agree that he has overstayed his welcome by relentlessly monopolizing every thread with his obnoxious and profane moonbattery.
Since IP banning won't work with a troll infestation this severe, I will be deleting his posts as they appear until he loses interest and waddles off. In the meantime, the usual rule against namejacking is suspended in Günther's case, although anything with his name on it will end up getting deleted.
Maybe this imaginary intercontinental railroad crossed the Bering Strait to Asia. Meanwhile, in the real world we didn't even have a transcontinental railroad until 1869, although construction was authorized during the Civil War.
"And, Philadelphia, I know there are some of you who are frustrated because we haven't gotten everything done that we said we were going to do in two and a half years. It's only been two and a half years. I got five and a half years more to go."
America would not survive another 5 1/2 years of deliberately profligate spending, treasonous foreign policy, and packing the judiciary top to bottom with ultra-radical screwballs. Fortunately, this is becoming clear to most Americans even through the wall of smoke blown on Obama's behalf by his media enablers. The higher they're hyped, the harder they fall.
Why would anyone want to make glasses out of human hair? Because it's "sustainable," of course:
Two Royal College of Art graduates have discovered a way to turn human tresses into sustainable eyewear. Not all of us are blessed with 20/20 vision, which means that petroleum-based plastic or energy-intensive wire frames are a necessary evil. Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves' aptly named "hair glasses," however, tap into a readily available and renewable resource: the millions of pounds of hair cuttings that salons across the United Kingdom throw away each year. …
But how do you turn flimsy follicles into a durable yet lightweight structure? The answer lies in a plant-based bioresin that acts as a binding agent. No harmful substances are released during production, plus the resulting frames are 100 percent biodegradable when they're no longer useful.
Encouragingly, the use of human hair as an environmentally correct manufacturing material could give our ecofascist overlords a reason to keep us alive after we get to the part where they start packing us off to camps.
Under socialized medicine, there is little incentive to become a doctor. Fortunately, Britain's liberal immigration policies allow them to be imported from abroad:
A doctor involved in horrific torture by Saddam Hussein's henchmen is working in British hospitals.
In an astonishing immigration scandal, border officials have allowed the suspected war criminal to treat thousands of British patients.
Dr Mohammed Kassim Al-Byati was given a permit to work as a doctor in the NHS by the Labour government in 2004.
Checks failed to uncover his history of working for the notorious Iraqi Intelligence Agency, which ran the country in a reign of terror during the Saddam years.
His job was to patch up torture victims so that they could be subjected to more appalling treatment.
In 2007, Al-Byati contacted the Home Office to confess to his horrific past so that he could claim asylum.
But, incredibly, this did not prevent him from carrying on earning tens of thousands of pounds working at a hospital in Wales.
Even now, despite his file being referred to a specialist war crimes unit, he remains cleared by the General Medical Council, and has been working in the West Midlands.
Given Saddam Hussein's torture tactics, it took some skill to prevent victims from escaping into death.
Favoured methods used by his secret police included eye-gouging; piercing of hands with an electric drill; suspension from a ceiling; electric shock; rape and other forms of sexual abuse; beating of the soles of feet; mock executions; extinguishing cigarettes on the body, and acid baths.
Al-Byati came clean because under a system run by liberals, wicked behavior is rewarded:
One perversity of the asylum system is that the worse the crimes an applicant has been involved in, the more likely he is to be allowed to stay.
He can claim that, if sent back to the country where the offences were committed, he may be subjected to degrading treatment, which is not allowed under the Human Rights Act.
Despite his evil past, Al-Byati feels no guilt.
Sitting in the living room of the detached four-bedroom house he shares with his wife and three children in a leafy suburb of Birmingham, the grossly overweight doctor launched into a staunch defence of his actions. …
Asked whether he thought the prisoners had survived, Al-Byati said: 'They were alive when I left,' and then laughed.
How nice that he's keeping his spirits up despite the negative publicity.
Back in 2007 he couldn't work for a year because of the visa problems. So the government gave him free money and a council house.
If he could keep people alive in Saddam Hussein's torture chambers, at least he must have the skills needed to help Britons survive their notoriously lethal socialist hospitals.
The Fourth of July weekend is so slow for news that most journalists limited themselves to Casey Anthony or lying on the beach, making it an ideal time for a major diplomatic initiative by the Manchurian Moonbat:
The Obama administration chose the eve of the holiday marking our Nation's birth to acknowledge publicly behavior in which it has long been stealthily engaged to the United States' extreme detriment: Its officials now admit that they are embracing the Muslim Brotherhood (MB or Ikhwan in Arabic). That would be the same international Islamist organization that has the destruction of the United States, Israel and all other parts of the Free World as its explicit objective.
On Thursday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tried to downplay the momentousness of this major policy shift by portraying it during a stopover in Budapest as follows: "The Obama administration is continuing the approach of limited contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood that have existed on and off for about five or six years." In fact, as former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy points out in a characteristically brilliant, and scathing, dissection of this announcement, Team Obama's official, open legitimation of the Brotherhood marks a dramatic break from the U.S. government's historical refusal to deal formally with the Ikhwan.
The Muslim Brotherhood's creed gives an idea of what our rulers have crawled into bed with:
"Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope."
Here's the Muslim Brotherhood's policy toward America:
"A kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within, sabotaging its miserable house with their [i.e., Americans'] hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions."
Their policy in the Middle East is to unite Muslims in a vast caliphate that would have the power to destroy the West. This gives an idea where the "Arab Spring" is headed.
Obama has been pouring $billions of our money into Egypt and using our military to bomb Libya. Neither benefits anyone except the Muslim Brotherhood.
In the final stages of terminal liberalism, a society commits suicide by turning over the wheel to its enemies.
Jobs are not created by government, but by the absence of government. Bureaucrats can only fabricate temporary and economically illogical positions by sucking money out of the economy that would have been used to create more numerous, permanent, and useful jobs. For example, the primary pretext for Obama's budget-busting Porkulus spree was the easing of unemployment. Sure it created jobs — at $278,000 apiece:
[T]he "Seventh Quarterly Report" on the economic impact of the "stimulus," released on Friday, July 1, provides further evidence that President Obama's economic "stimulus" did very little, if anything, to stimulate the economy, and a whole lot to stimulate the debt.
The report was written by the White House's Council of Economic Advisors, a group of three economists who were all handpicked by Obama, and it chronicles the alleged success of the "stimulus" in adding or saving jobs. The council reports that, using "mainstream estimates of economic multipliers for the effects of fiscal stimulus" (which it describes as a "natural way to estimate the effects of" the legislation), the "stimulus" has added or saved just under 2.4 million jobs — whether private or public — at a cost (to date) of $666 billion. That's a cost to taxpayers of $278,000 per job.
That's according to Obama's advisors. No doubt the actual numbers are far worse.
Any job created by the government is paid for not only by adding to the debt, but by destroying more productive jobs that the free market would produce in the private sector.
[T]he council reports that, as of two quarters ago, the "stimulus" had added or saved just under 2.7 million jobs — or 288,000 more than it has now. In other words, over the past six months, the economy would have added or saved more jobs without the "stimulus" than it has with it. In comparison to how things would otherwise have been, the "stimulus" has been working in reverse over the past six months, causing the economy to shed jobs.
If you have grandkids, ask them if they think they got their money's worth. They will spend their entire lives paying for the Worst Generation's grotesque self-indulgence in electing Barack Hussein Obama president.
For patriots, the Fourth of July is an opportunity to celebrate the founding of the greatest country the world has ever seen. For liberals, it's a time to step up attacks on that founding. The July 4 issue of Time features an appalling cover story calling into question the relevance of the Constitution that has held back tyranny for two centuries. The leftist termites at ABC follow it up with this:
Attacking men of the 18th century by singling out areas where they failed to comply sufficiently with modern views is cheap and moronic even for liberals. But our reverence for the Founding Fathers and the Constitution must be discredited by any means necessary before oligarchical collectivists can destroy America and replace it with the slave state of their utopian dreams.
Here's wishing patriotic Americans a happy Fourth of July. As for liberals: you had better keep your kids indoors. The pointy heads at Harvard have discovered that celebrations honoring America and the liberty it stands for could turn them into Republicans:
A new Harvard University study finds that July 4th parades energize only Republicans, turn kids into Republicans, and help to boost the GOP turnout of adults on Election Day.
"Fourth of July celebrations in the United States shape the nation's political landscape by forming beliefs and increasing participation, primarily in favor of the Republican Party," said the report from Harvard. "[…T]here is a political congruence between the patriotism promoted on Fourth of July and the values associated with the Republican party. Fourth of July celebrations in Republican dominated counties may thus be more politically biased events that socialize children into Republicans," write Harvard Kennedy School Assistant Professor David Yanagizawa-Drott and Bocconi University Assistant Professor Andreas Madestam.
At least this spares Democrat pols the distasteful duty of pretending not to loathe American while they march amid the flags with rictuses frozen on their faces:
Their findings also suggest that Democrats gain nothing from July 4th parades, likely a shocking result for all the Democratic politicians who march in them.
"There is no evidence of an increased likelihood of identifying as a Democrat, indicating that Fourth of July shifts preferences to the right rather than increasing political polarization," the two wrote.
According to the study, attending July 4th celebrations before age 18 has a permanent effect, increasing your life-long likelihood of identifying with Republicans, of voting, and of making political contributions. Patriots are encouraged to get their kids out there for the parades and the fireworks.
On tips from Sam, workingclass artist, blue, J, GoY, Byron, wingmann, G. Fox, and Dean.
Affirmative Action can make a clueless figurehead into Editor of the Harvard Law Review or even President of the United States, but only talent and hard work can make anyone into a writer. If the Moonbat Messiah didn't write Dreams From My Father, who did? Probably the same rabidly anti-American unrepentant communist terrorist who launched Obama's political career from his living room, Bill Ayers:
The bombing Ayers was involved in during his Weather Underground days was kid stuff. Setting the Manchurian Moonbat in motion may turn out to be the most devastating act of terrorism in human history.
Jeremiah Wright is still spewing the anti-American, anti-Caucasian putrescence that Barack Hussein Obama steeped himself in for 20 years. Here the Moonbat Messiah's spiritual mentor informs his flock that white people are liars:
Reducing the concept of civil rights to a sick farce is a small price for our moonbat rulers to pay to advance their campaign of implanting homosexual tendencies in the minds of small children:
What goes in California textbooks goes in everybody's; it's a big enough market to effectively dictate to the rest of the country what children will be taught.
As you might have guessed, Mark Leno — the exceedingly creepy San Franfreakshow politician who avers that teaching children to revere those who spread deadly diseases with perverted sex acts is as important as reading, writing, and arithmetic — is openly homosexual.
Leftist drones will obediently bleat that homosexuals can't help their sick urges because they are born that way. But if depravity is a destiny babies are born with, why do they go to such extremes in their attempts to corrupt children, whose sexual identities have yet to form?
Most people won't choose evil over good if they know the facts. They won't get these facts from the same media that put Obama in power, so whoever gets the Republican nomination has got to spell them out loudly. Here's a good start:
President Barack Obama found budget protesters demanding spending cuts outside a downtown Philadelphia fundraising event… Demonstrators lined the sidewalk in front of the hotel holding signs with such slogans as "One and done," ''Stop spending" and "Balance the budget."
The Tea Party has its work cut out for it, trying to turn this ship around before we go over the falls.
Moonbat Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) informs us that those who defend the sanctity of marriage from defilement by militant degenerates and creepy politicians are on "the wrong side of history":
Holy matrimony has been revered around the world for thousands of years, as has the awareness that homosexual depravity is an obscene abomination. With or without DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act, which the Obama Regime refuses to uphold), marriage will endure. Whether America endures depends on how quickly we can take back our country from the vermin who control the political/media establishment.
Rising countermoonbat Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) calls a spade a spade regarding the Marxist rhetoric Comrade Obama spewed during his disappointing and alarming presser the other day:
"It's class warfare, and it's the kind of language that you would expect from the leader of a third world country, not the President of the United States."
As pointed out at Weasel Zippers, Barack Hussein is likely to take this as a compliment. But the attempts to turn us on each other with class warfare claptrap are only succeeding at turning us on Obama.
Never mind the defensive smoke spewed by the token moonbat Caroline Heldman. America will never again be as free as it was before Fabian Marxists in the media managed to put Barack Hussein Obama in the White House.
A Judicial Watch investigation has found that the Obama Administration recently violated the ban on federal funding for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) by giving the famously corrupt group tens of thousands of dollars in grants to "combat housing and lending discrimination."
How do you spend fortunes in taxpayer money combating imaginary "housing and lending discrimination"? Probably by hiring left-wing lawyers like Barack Hussein Obama to coerce banks into making bad loans to members of favored racial groups with the deranged Community Reinvestment Act. This was a factor in creating the housing crisis that brought down the economy.
It seems fellow product of the notoriously corrupt Illinois political system Dick Durbin isn't the only one in Washington to hold the law in open contempt:
Congress passed a law (Defund ACORN Act) in 2009 to stop the huge flow of taxpayer money that annually went to ACORN after a series of exposés about the leftwing group's illegal activities.
To keep the money flowing, ACORN has been playing games with its name.
This week a JW probe uncovered that Obama's Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently awarded a $79,819 grant to an ACORN reincarnation called Affordable Housing Centers of America (AHCOA). Incredibly, the government's federal expenditure website openly describes the recipient as ACORN Housing Corporation Inc. and lists the group's New Orleans address at 1024 Elysian Fields.
HUD's press release announcing the award is more discreet, however. It lists the recipient of the $79,819 grant as Florida-based Affordable Housing Centers of America, even though it's the same ACORN offshoot.
Even as the country lurches toward insolvency, the Obamunist looting spree continues:
In all, HUD awarded 108 "fair housing organizations" more than $40 million to educate the public and combat discrimination. The allocation represents a $13.2 million increase over last year's allotment to end housing discrimination against minorities.
In addition to disregarding the ACORN funding ban, the grant is astounding because federal investigators have previously exposed fraud by the same ACORN/AHCOA affiliate. Last fall an audit by HUD's inspector general found that it "inappropriately" spent more than $3.2 million in grants that were supposed to be used to eliminate lead poisoning in its housing program.
A separate investigation, also conducted by HUD's IG, determined that ACORN embezzled millions of dollars for "housing counseling" and destroyed documents to hide the fraud. In that report, the IG reveals that the scope of ACORN's money laundering is impossible to fully track, though it determined with certainty that HUD laws and policies were widely violated when ACORN spent big chunks of public funds to pay the lucrative salaries and "fringe benefits" of its employees.
Chances are good this inspector general will be following the career path of his former colleague Gerald Walpin, who was summarily fired for daring to investigate the corruption of Obama crony Kevin Johnson and the Moonbat Messiah's nascent Sturmabteilung AmeriCorps.
Originally, government was intended to protect our life and property. But under the grotesque form of tyranny known as liberalism, we aren't even allowed to protect our own life and property. Not only will the moonbat autocrats running New York City not allow you to defend your life in accordance with your Second Amendment rights, now they won't even let business owners protect their stores with roll-down security gates, which have been officially outlawed — an objective advanced by the disgraced Congresscreep Anthony Weiner.
Weiner was an ambitious 32-year-old councilman in 1996 when he first proposed legislation to abolish the ubiquitous, often graffiti-covered gates that protect storefronts across the city.
That was two years before he left the Council for Congress, 10 years before the Internet spawned Twitter — and 15 years before a cringe-inspiring crotch shot triggered Weiner's precipitous fall from grace.
But now Weiner's grand vision has become reality.
From now on, all new rolldown gates must provide at least 70% visibility through the storefront window, though existing solid gates won't have to be replaced until 2026.
The government-mandated gates cost $10,000 and are less secure. We could call them WeinerGates, but that name has been taken.
The councilman who managed to push through this ill-advised dictate is Peter Vallone (D-Queens), who has ambitions of replacing Weiner.
"Of all the bills I've been part of, this one will have the biggest impact on New York City," he said, adding: "Maybe I'll make it part of my platform if I run for Congress."
Petty tyrants are like cockroaches. It feels good to whack one with a newspaper, but there are always a thousand more inside the walls ready to take its place. Only periodic thorough fumigations can make us safe from them.
Students of oligarchical collectivism should not be surprised that despite his sophomoric "eat the rich" rhetoric, Barack Hussein Obama is losing support faster among the poor than among the champagne and caviar crowd that installed him in power:
In the week of June 20-26 — the most recent week published by Gallup — only 45 percent of Americans in the lowest income bracket reported by the polling company (those earning less than $2,000 per month) said they approved of the job Obama was doing as president.
Gallup publishes the president's weekly approval numbers among Americans in four income brackets: those earning less than $2,000 per month, those earning between $2,000 and $4,999 per month, those earning between $5,000 and $7,499 and those earning more than $7,500.
In Gallup's most recent survey, Obama had majority approval in none of these income brackets.
However, of the four, his approval was highest — 47 percent — in the richest bracket, those earning more than $7,500 per month.
The crony capitalist quasi-socialism Obama has implemented as a stepping stone toward eventual Soviet-style communism may "spread the wealth around" by seizing it from small businesses to be strategically redistributed by bureaucrats, but the primary effect is to ensure that those on top stay on top. The creative destruction of true capitalism means you have to deserve first place to hold it; once you stop giving costumers the best product for the money, they will go elsewhere. Freedom benefits the up and coming. Obamunism benefits decrepit dinosaurs who don't need to compete because they can afford to buy politicians to break their competition's legs.
The quintessential crony capitalist corporation, General Electric, has benefitted monumentally from the Obama Regime. In addition to receiving $140 billion in "bailout" loot and a market for heavily subsidized, largely useless windmills, GE pays no federal taxes. Its CEO Jeffrey Immelt and Obama have been in bed from the beginning.
As for the effect on the little people who are beginning to wake up to the massive con that is Hopey Change:
In March 2009, the unemployment rate in the United States was 8.6 percent. This month, it is 9.1 percent.
To which Obama replies, "Let them eat food stamps," before heading off to yet another round of golf with his cronies.