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March 31, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:37 PM

Compliments of Forest, Anonymous, and Don McLean.

Pulling the Wings Off an Insect

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:27 PM

Glenn Beck asks Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal to explain why he prosecutes citizens who have broken no law, but refuses to prosecute criminals like Chris Dodd:

As Beck is clearly horrified to have noticed, Hope and Change mean degenerating into the sort of country where laws don't matter anymore.

Hat tip: Knowledge Is Power, on a tip from V the K.

Prototype Tested for New Government Car

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:51 AM

You would think this guy would get a break for driving a vehicle that looks like the eco-cars GM will be producing when it's run by the government:

A Ohio man has been charged with drunken driving after crashing a makeshift motorized bar stool he had rigged together, authorities said.
Police in Newark, located 30 miles east of Columbus, said when they responded to a report of a crash with injuries on March 4 at about 5:40 p.m., they found a man who had wrecked a bar stool powered by a deconstructed lawn mower.
Kile Wygle, 28, who was hospitalized with minor injuries, was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated after he told an officer that he had chugged down 15 beers. …
Wygle told police his motorized stool can go at a top speed of 38 mph.

Isn't 38 mph about the same top speed as a Smart Car? Chairman Zero is probably interviewing Wygle now for the empty top slot at GM. When his vehicle is mass produced and subsidized, they'll call it the Kennedy.

Prototype for the new GM Kennedy.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Profiles in Countermoonbattery: Angie Harmon

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:14 AM

We can add another beauty to the countermoonbat lineup. Here's what actress and model Angie Harmon has to say about the racism defense Obamunists use to squelch criticism:

If I have anything to say against Obama it's not because I'm a racist, it's because I don't like what he's doing as President and anybody should be able to feel that way, but what I find now is that if you say anything against him you're called a racist. But it has nothing to do with it, I don’t care what color he is. I’m just not crazy about what he's doing and I heard all about this, and he’s gonna do that and change and change, so okay … I'm still dressing for a recession over here buddy and we've got unemployment at an all-time high and that was his number one thing and that's the thing I really don't appreciate. If I'm going to disagree with my President, that doesn't make me a racist. If I was to disagree with W, that doesn't make me racist. It has nothing to do with it, it is ridiculous.

On the moonbat media's double standard:

I also think if W or John McCain or Reagan would have gone and done a talk show, the backlash would have been so huge and in his face, and "What is our president doing? How unclassy!" But Obama does it and no one says anything.

On Sarah Palin and the despicable campaign of character assassination waged against her by spittle-spewing moonbats unworthy to buckle her snowmobile boot:

I admire any kind of woman like her. My whole motto is to know what I stand for and know what I don't stand for and have the courage to live my life accordingly and she does exactly that. The fact that this woman has made the decisions she's made and literally lived her life according to that and takes heat for it is absolutely disgusting to me. People cannot look at this woman. I really think they're afraid of her and her morals, ethics and values and the fact that she hangs on them. Is she the most experienced person in the world? But she was running to be the Vice President, so we then put the most inexperienced person as the President. That didn't make any sense to me.

Risking a black-balling by turning down the Kool-Aid in militantly liberal Tinseltown takes some guts. Angie Harmon is living by her motto.

Angie Harmon, proud countermoonbat behind enemy lines.

On a tip from Eric.

Moonbats Design Life Vest for Polar Bears

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:38 AM

Despite cooling temperatures, thickening ice, and increasing polar bear populations in our reality, in the Twilight Zone inhabited by moonbats, the semi-aquatic man-eating beasts known as Ursus maritimus (bear of the sea) continue to be menaced by melting ice that might drop them in the drink. See for yourself:


Fortunately, progressives have developed a solution: life vests. The Kool-Aid–guzzling kooks at the Guardian report:

As the climate crisis mounts and Arctic icebergs slip away, polar bears are suffering starvation, population declines, and drowning as they must swim further and further to find food. Seeking to raise awareness for the endangered species' plight, ADDI Concepts has taken wildlife preservation literally by designing a life-vest for displaced polar bears struggling to stay afloat as their homes sink into the sea.

The company has also developed a bullet-proof vest to protect tigers from hunters. Unfortunately nothing has been developed to protect our sanity from the relentless onslaught of moonbattery.

A polar bear wearing a life vest.

Hat tip: theblogprof.

Big Brother Helps Us Cope With His Mess

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:03 AM

It can't be easy for government to blow through the $trillions it has been looting not only from us, but from the next two generations. Yet the vast and ever metastasizing bureaucracy has an apparently infinite ability to waste. One example is the United States Department of Health and Human Services, which has spawned a sub-bureaucracy calling itself the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration. This particular nest of useless taxpayer-funded drones has "invested" our money in producing the SAMHSA Guide to Getting Through Tough Economic Times — tough times that have been produced ironically enough by this same bloated government meddling where it has no business. This must be on the level, because it is beyond parody:

Possible Health Risks
Economic turmoil (e.g., increased unemployment, foreclosures, loss of investments and other financial distress) can result in a whole host of negative health effects — both physical and mental. It can be particularly devastating to your emotional and mental well-being. Although each of us is affected differently by economic troubles, these problems can add tremendous stress, which in turn can substantially increase the risk for developing such problems as:
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Compulsive Behaviors (over-eating, excessive gambling, spending, etc.)
• Substance Abuse
Warning Signs
It is important to be aware of signs that financial problems may be adversely affecting your emotional or mental well being — or that of someone you care about. These signs include:
• Persistent Sadness/Crying
• Excessive Anxiety
• Lack of Sleep/Constant Fatigue
• Excessive Irritability/Anger
• Increased drinking
• Illicit drug use, including misuse of medications
• Difficulty paying attention or staying focused
• Apathy — not caring about things that are usually important to you
• Not being able to function as well at work, school or home

Persistent sadness can also be a result of realizing that your country has been turned over to a Marxist community activist who is systematically destroying it. But to continue…

Managing Stress
If you or someone you care about is experiencing these symptoms, you are not alone. These are common reactions to stress, and there are coping techniques that you can use to help manage it. They include:
• Trying to keep things in perspective — recognize the good aspects of life and retain hope for the future.
• Strengthening connections with family and friends who can provide important emotional support.
• Engaging in activities such as physical exercise, sports or hobbies that can relieve stress and anxiety.
• Developing new employment skills that can provide a practical and highly effective means of coping and directly address financial difficulties.
Getting Help
Even with these coping techniques, however, sometimes these problems can seem overwhelming and you may need additional help to get through "rough patches." Fortunately, there are many people and services that can provide help. These include your:
• Healthcare provider
• Spiritual leader
• School counselor
• Community health clinic

First we'll steal your money. Then we'll wreck the economy with insane regulations, such as dictating that mortgage loans be made based on race. When this ruins your life, we'll provide you with instructions for finding a hanky to weep into. Isn't the liberal State benevolent?

A conservative guide to getting through tough economic times would take up less space:

1. Cut taxes and reduce the size and scope of government.
2. Repeat as necessary until the economy booms as it did under Reagan.

On tips from mega and J.

Police Called in to Impose Reverence for Freakazoids

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:32 AM

Behold the latest hate crime inflicted upon the oppressed transgendered community:

The question-and-answer session had started in unremarkable fashion.
As the 50 members of the public at the police liaison meeting were handed their electronic handsets to take part in a survey, an official told them: 'Let's start with an easy question to get us going.
'Press A if you're male or B if you're female.'
But it seems nothing is ever that simple. Someone asked: 'What if you're transgendered?'
'You could press A and B together,' quipped Conservative councillor Jonathan Yardley.

How insensitive. But not to worry: Yardley was attended to by the police for this thought crime.

A complaint was made — and as a result, he was spoken to by police for his ' homophobic' remark.
Yesterday, the 48-year-old councillor said: 'I went to meet a sergeant and an inspector who told me what I said could be homophobic and started giving me advice on what sort of humour I should engage in.
'They put me through the mill and asked me to confirm what I'd said and told me that a complaint had been made and I could be prosecuted.

Yardley wasn't arrested this time. But he had better remember that living under totalitarian moonbattery is no laughing matter.

Hat tip: Track-A-'Crat.

Happy Genital Integrity Awareness Week

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:08 AM

A new cult of militant do-gooders has come to DC to wave placards and demand federal laws to impose their agenda. They are the intactivists. Their mission: to put an end to the horrors of male circumcision.

This is a special time for intactivists, being Genital Integrity Awareness Week. Circumcision is nearly painless and reportedly reduces the risk of acquiring HIV by 60%, yet intactivists still oppose it, for obscure moonbat motives.

Remarks Brian Morris, a professor of molecular medical sciences at the University of Sydney:

Only deception by their propaganda leads some gullible men into believing that their sexual problems have something to do with their circumcision as an infant. This is just not true. … Most are just ignorant do-gooders with a misplaced sense of political correctness, who get sucked into these organizations by believing the rubbish posted on their websites.

Intactivists have blamed circumcision for

among other things, the oppression of women, sexual disharmony, deforestation, militarization, the rise and fall of empires and the invasion of foreign lands for oil.

In short, intactivists are liberals, which is explanation enough for their screeching irrationality.

Intactivists on the march.

On a tip from the MaryHunter.

March 30, 2009

Bill Maher: Still the Most Despicable Human on Planet

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:16 PM

With each passing year it becomes harder for liberals to hit new lows as they express scorn for their superiors. But Bill Maher is always up to the task:

It's astonishing that even the scum constituting Bill Maher's audience would laugh after hearing

At some point these people are going to have to learn to rape themselves.

In case this makes absolutely no sense to you at all, a little explanation: According to leftists who choose to let Hollywood and MSNBC shape their worldview, our troops aren't out there to defend their freedom or keep terrorists at bay, but to rape women and children. Why anyone would want to believe this is a question for a psychiatrist to answer — or better still, a priest.

On tips from V the K and Burning Hot. Hat tip: Michelle Malkin.

A Study in Contrasts

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:05 PM

No wonder Chairman Zero wants to create his own domestic army, staffed with ethnically loyal inner-city riffraff.

On a tip from Bob S.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:51 PM

On a tip from J.

Sweating to the Socialists

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:47 PM

Maybe Nazi Pelousy is good for something after all:

Last Week's Town Hall Questions Were All From Obamunists

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:56 AM

Not that anyone reading this would have been tempted to take Chairman Zero's farcical Internet town hall meeting seriously anyway, but…

…while the online question portion of the White House town hall was open to any member of the public with an Internet connection, the five fully identified questioners called on randomly by the president in the East Room were anything but a diverse lot. They included: a member of the pro-Obama Service Employees International Union, a member of the Democratic National Committee who campaigned for Obama among Hispanics during the primary; a former Democratic candidate for Virginia state delegate who endorsed Obama last fall in an op-ed in the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star; and a Virginia businessman who was a donor to Obama's campaign in 2008.

They should have snuck in a really tough question, by calling on Chris Matthews.

Look out Mr. Chairman! Here comes another softball!

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit, on a tip from Burning Hot.

Shrillary Wants to Know Who Painted Our Lady of Guadalupe

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:21 AM

Isn't it nice not to have that boob W botching our foreign relations anymore? The latest deft diplomacy from our new Secretary of State:

During her recent visit to Mexico, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made an unexpected stop at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe and left a bouquet of white flowers "on behalf of the American people," after asking who painted the famous image.

The reason the Basilica is the among the most famous Catholic shrines in the world is that the image is believed to have been imprinted miraculously on the cloak of St. Juan Diego in 1531. It has been associated with other unexplainable phenomena, including its lack of decay.

After observing it for a while, Mrs. Clinton asked "who painted it?" to which Msgr. [Diego] Monroy responded "God!"

Maybe he should have told her it was by the same guy who did the Shroud of Turin.

There's a downside for the media to having installed the Moonbat Messiah in the White House. If Republicans made a gaff like this, they could have milked it for weeks. But lest it reflect badly on Chairman Zero, the story barely made the news.

Afterwards, Shrillary attended to more reverent business:

Secretary of State Clinton was presented on Friday evening with the Margaret Sanger Award at a Planned Parenthood event in Houston (see earlier story). The award, says Planned Parenthood, is presented annually to recognize "leadership, excellence, and outstanding contributions to the reproductive health and rights movement."

Margaret Sanger was a Marxist with views on eugenics very similar to Hitler's. As founder of the taxpayer-funded abortion mill Planned Parenthood, she was responsible for the deaths of tens of millions of babies. You might call her the anti-Mary.

Shrillary guffawing at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

On a tip from Byron.

Al Gore Celebrates Human Achievement Hour

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:14 AM

Here's hoping you celebrated Human Achievement Hour by leaving your lights on while moonbats festered in the dark Saturday, pretending to be cavemen during their Earth Hour. Al Gore did. Drew Johnson reports from the Goracle's mansion:

I pulled up to Al's house, located in the posh Belle Meade section of Nashville, at 8:48pm — right in the middle of Earth Hour. I found that the main spotlights that usually illuminate his 9,000 square foot mansion were dark, but several of the lights inside the house were on. …
The kicker, though, were the dozen or so floodlights grandly highlighting several trees and illuminating the driveway entrance of Gore's mansion.
I [kid] you not, my friends, the savior of the environment couldn't be bothered to turn off the gaudy lights that show off his goofy trees.

You may remember Johnson as the guy who exposed the Gore mansion's gargantuan energy use (nearly 20 times the average household).

For his part, the Goracle denies everything. Johnson stands by his photographically documented story, but we all know Prince Albert would never lie.

The Gore mansion, via theblogprof.

On a tip from V the K.

Obamination Administration Preferentially Hiring Muslims

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:57 AM

I know what the problem is with our government: there aren't enough Muslims at the top of the bureaucracy. Not to worry though, B. Hussein is on top of the problem:

In a bid to get more Muslim Americans working in the Obama administration, a book with resumes of 45 of the nation's most qualified — Ivy League grads, Fortune 500 executives and public servants, all carefully vetted — has been submitted to the White House.
The effort, driven by community leaders and others, including U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., was bumped up two weeks because White House officials heard about the venture, said J. Saleh Williams, program coordinator for the Congressional Muslim Staffers Association, who sifted through more than 300 names.

No doubt many will find their way into national security positions, where their objectives will encounter no resistance whatsoever from the likes of Crappy Nappy Napolitano.

A little more of that vaunted Obama transparency that characterizes our new government:

"It was mostly under the radar," Williams said. "We thought it would put (the president) in a precarious position. We didn't know how closely he wanted to appear to be working with the Muslim American community."

On the bright side, white males no longer have to pretend to be homosexual to qualify as more equal than the other animals. Just convert to Islam and you too can be on the fast track to a government job.

On a tip from jomama.

Taxpayer Funds Spent on Necromancy

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:44 AM

The likelihood that it will soon be bankrupt is apparently no reason for the government to stop flinging our money to the four winds, either here or in Britain, where bureauweenies are now funding necromancy.

Two psychics from Wales have been awarded £4,500 of government funding to teach people how to 'communicate with the dead'.
Paul and Deborah Rees, who are both self-styled mediums, have been awarded the cash under the Government's Want2Work job creation scheme.

If only we really could talk to the dead, maybe Reagan and Churchill could tell us how to get responsible adults in control of our governments before liberals spend us into a depression.

Tax money at work.

On a tip from Burning Hot. Hat tips: Interested Participant, Jawa Report.

PETA Kills 95% of Adoptable Pets in Its Care

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:26 AM

Despite all the sanctimonious demands that we ban circuses, lab animals, and hamburgers, the militants at PETA are no friends of animals:

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) killed 95 percent of the adoptable pets in its care during 2008. Despite years of public outrage over its euthanasia program, the animal rights group kills an average of 5.8 pets every day at its Norfolk, VA headquarters.
According to public records from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, PETA killed 2,124 pets last year and placed only seven in adoptive homes. Since 1998, a total of 21,339 dogs and cats have died at the hands of PETA workers.
Despite having a $32 million budget, PETA does not operate an adoption shelter. PETA employees make no discernible effort to find homes for the thousands of pets they kill every year. Last year, the Center for Consumer Freedom petitioned Virginia’s State Veterinarian to reclassify PETA as a slaughterhouse.

So if PETA doesn't really care about animals, what's the point? The same as always with the left: control over our lives for its own sake, thinly disguised by phony self-righteous posturing.

More at PETA Kills Animals and No Kill Now.


On tips from Charles O and mega.

Chairman Zero Works His Magic on the Market

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:42 AM

It looks like Obama's move to effectively put himself in charge of General Motors is having the effect you might expect on the market:


They say POTUS is the hardest job in the world. But that's only if you want the country to succeed. If the plan is to make the economy collapse to justify still more outrageous power grabs, the job is a cinch. No wonder the Moonbat Messiah is all smiles.

Happy days for our country's enemies.

On a tip from TED.

Destroy and Revert

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:26 AM

Given that it will almost certainly lead to the eventual collapse of our economy, who would support Obama's gargantuan budget? The answer: hard left activist groups that have wanted economic ruin for years, because the success of economic freedom is an obstacle to social justice and environmental sustainability — i.e., the socialism and Third World living standards they strive to impose.

Ben Smith reports on Rebuild and Renew:

The group, a low-profile but powerful element of the cohesive new progressive infrastructure, is operating as the Campaign to Rebuild and Renew America Now and has now put together a public presence and a formidable roster of more than 100 members, ranging from both labor federations to environmental, religious, and women's groups, most of whom I've told have chipped in $25,000 to buy in.

The banner from the Rebuild and Renew website nicely captures the future these furtive organizations are busily lobbying to impose:


As we grub around in the dirt, trying to grow veggies in the backyard to supplement our foraging through dumpsters, we can revel in the knowledge that at last the climate has been stabilized and will never fluctuate again.

On a tip from LT Nixon.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:03 AM

On a tip from gnvenom1987.

UPS Pulls Ads From O'Reilly

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:56 AM

Bill O'Reilly's show is usually entertaining and informative, but it's hardly the vanguard of conservatism, given the tendency to bash energy companies and give Chairman Zero every benefit of the doubt. However, if it's up to hard left outfits like Soros-funded Think Progress, anything to the right of Keith Olbermann will be stifled. Rather than waiting for their Dear Leader to get around to repealing the First Amendment, they've been going after Bill O's advertisers — with disturbing success in the case of UPS, having elicited this:


If the left continues to have its way, our only choice between the milquetoast leftism of PBS and NPR, the pompous, condescending leftism personified by network anchors, and the shrieking unhinged leftism found on MSNBC. At that point, we will all be united, and can march in lockstep toward our glorious Soviet future.

On a tip from V the K.


If anyone wants to weigh in with the UPS people to remind them that moonbats aren't the only ones who ship packages, you can email them here.

March 29, 2009

White House Now Firing Private CEOs

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:18 PM

At what point can we say that this is officially no longer America, but a socialist dictatorship? Maybe when the POTUS starts firing the CEOs of private corporations:

The Obama administration asked Rick Wagoner, the chairman and CEO of General Motors, to step down and he agreed, a White House official said.

Don't feel sorry for Wagoner. He'll be getting a marvelous golden parachute at our expense. Feel sorry for the next generation, which won't know what it's like to grow up in the greatest country the world has ever known.

On tips from Viking04, Rob Banks, and J.

Chairman Zero Is Coming for Your Laptop

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:13 PM

The Fourth Amendment was nice while it lasted.

Via Hot Air, on a tip from J.

Homosexual-Themed Ads Have Already Begun

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:05 PM

How next for the moonbats who make TV commercials to advance their agenda, now that we're all accustomed to seeing blacks absurdly overrepresented? How about pushing homosexuality down our throats? They'll be relatively subtle at first…

As if the hygiene problems at many Quiznos franchises weren't reason enough not to eat there.

On a tip from SK.

Orlando Tea Party Videos

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:53 AM

Some video from last weekend's highly successful tea party in Orlando:

The more people show up for tea parties, the harder it is for the media to ignore them. Don't miss your chance to be counted on April 15.

On tip from TED.

Fun With Fascism

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:37 AM

Exposing the hypocrisy of spittle-spewing moonbats like Keith Olbermann is like shooting fish in a barrel. But that doesn't mean it isn't fun.

Only MSNBC could make even Howard "The Scream" Dean, aka "Dr Demento," come off as relatively reasonable.

Via Olbermann Watch.

Saved by the Bell

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:23 AM

Kleptocrat tax cheat Tim Geithner must have been awfully glad when Barney Fwank stepped in to save him from the impertinent questions of admirable Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN):

Notice how Geithner refers to "your" government (around 3:00)? He does it here too. Maybe we also have some other government, where George Soros is Head of State, and Obama's title is Ethnically Correct Post Turtle in Charge of Teleprompter Recital.

On a tip from Paul H.

Separated at Birth?

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:06 AM

I knew tax cheat Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner looked familiar. Remember That Yellow Bastard from Sin City?



Good thing Turbo Tax Tim always wears that look of being in helplessly over his head. Otherwise, we wouldn't be able to tell them apart.

On a tip from Jay O.

March 28, 2009

Lights on at 8:30

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:57 AM

If sanctimonious Tinseltown weenies like Edward Norton get on your nerves by demanding that you lower your standard of living for the sake of their bogus ideology, don't forget to celebrate Human Achievement Hour this evening by opening the shutters and turning on every light in the house from 8:30 to 9:30 local time.

Meanwhile, moonbats will be festering in the dark as they honor Earth Hour. Their idea is that by turning off the lights, we can send a message to our socialist rulers that we don't mind paying radically higher energy bills. If in fact you do mind, then send a different message.

You might even have a little fun by telling neighbors that your city is testing its energy grid, and needs people to turn on all their lights at 8:30.

Nothing could be more symbolic of liberalism that turning out the lights, just as nothing sums up conservatism like making sure they stay on.

A chance to thumb your nose at squishy-soft limousine leftists like Norton.

On tips from Viking04, Wiggins, and Bruce J.

March 27, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:47 AM


Newsweek Finds a Hero

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:38 AM

Here's one way to get your 15 minutes of fame. Serve as a guard at Club Gitmo. Instead of resenting the maniacal killers literally crapping in their hands and flinging it at you (and worse), embrace their satanic ideology. Newsweak will love you for it, as demonstrated by a puff piece glorifying Terry Holdbrooks, a former Gitmo guard with some loose screws who converted to Islam.

Unsurprisingly, Holdbrooks believes the Bush administration was behind the attacks on 9/11. According to Newsbleak, Holdbrooks and other guards doubt the terrorists at Gitmo are all that bad, and even that they're terrorists at all, while bleating piteously about their poor treatment (underinflated balls in the rec room, etc.). Gitmo vacationer Khalid Sheik Mohammad, who planned the September 11 atrocities, must be delighted that all is now forgiven.

Given Newsreek's history of fictional Gitmo reporting, you might wonder if Holdbrooks actually exists, so here's a picture:


Just your typical American soldier, who came to see the allure of Islam and bizarre ear alterations.

On a tip from Viking04.

Wonder Woman Raises Awareness About Mental Illness

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:07 AM

At an event to raise awareness about mental illness, actress Lynda Carter — vaguely remembered as the star of "Wonder Woman" — showed just how debilitating this scourge can be by venting her political views.

You know, the last eight years I was the loyal opposition and now there's another loyal opposition. The only problem I really have is the spreading of hate by right wing, you know, super right — the spreading of hate, I don't get it. I don't understand it.

Under W, the loyal opposition deliberately undermined our antiterror defenses and did everything it could to cause the USA to lose a war. But this new opposition unconscionably spreads hate by questioning Chairman Zero'seconomic policies, which if not restrained will inevitably lead to a complete economic collapse, ushering in a glorious communist future.

Wonder Wombat complains that listening to criticism of the alarmingly inept Moonbat Messiah, whom she considers an "inspiration," is "really, really bad for mental health." With Obama supporters, mental health must not be subjected to stress, lest it continue to deteriorate.

Carter exhibits the glassy, wandering eyes of an Obamunist.

On a tip from V the K.

White People With Blue Eyes Caused the Financial Crisis

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:42 AM

We now have a culprit in the global financial mess. Many thought it was caused by liberal politicians who forced banks to make loans based on ethnicity instead of ability to repay, and by ACORN thugs like Barack Obama who enforced these insane policies with lawsuits and other intimidation tactics. Thanks to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac having bought protection from the Democrat Party, the inevitable crisis was not addressed until it became huge enough to bring down the entire US economy, which is pulling the rest of the world down after it. But Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil, reveals the surprising truth:

Brazil's President, while meeting Gordon Brown, has said the global financial crisis was caused by "white people with blue eyes".

It was reportedly an "uncomfortable" moment for Gordon Brown. He's been having a lot of those lately, not only while visiting moonbat bureaucrats in the New World, but back in Europe too.

But at least Brown has a solution to the global crisis. He wants to throw more money at it.

Gordon Brown as a young moonbat.

On a tip from Wiggins. Hat tip: theblogprof.

Now I Get It: Obama Is a Joke

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:01 AM

Remember when a teleprompter glitch caused the hapless Moonbat Messiah to thank himself? It has been revealed by his nutroots acolytes that this was no slip-up at all, but a clever joke that went over the heads of all but the liberal elite.

Next, this same excuse will be applied to Chairman Zero's economic and foreign policies.

Obama clowning again. Via The Right Scoop, on a tip from Bergbikr.

On a tip from Viking04.

March 26, 2009

Moonbats March in Adoration of Cop Killer

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:07 PM

It's easy for even the most worthless psychopathic loser to be a popular guy among Obama's base in the Bay Area — just murder four police officers, like Lovelle Mixon.

We must not have groveled enough, or handed out enough special privileges and handouts. Otherwise these animals would no doubt be conducting themselves like civilized human beings.

On tips from Nathaniel M, Rich P, and GZ.

How Bailout Decisions Are Reached

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:56 PM

Here I was thinking that bailouts were awarded based on who had greased the most Democrat palms. As it turns out, Tax Cheat Tim Geithner and the rest of the boobs running Washington have a more scientific means of determining how to flush away our money, our children's money, and our grandchildren's money.

Hat tip: theblogprof.

Hunting Season Opens in Berkeley

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:43 PM

If you know anything about this, take the advice of the Marines MC and share it.

Even in Berkeley, there are laws protecting property.

Cult of Personality

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:32 PM

Who would have thought that America would be handed over to a mentality like this:

It looks like some future members of Obama's planned Sturmabteilung have a head start in their indoctrination. Expect to find them overseeing the 2012 election.

On a tip from Gregory of Yardale.

A Nation of Cowards?

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:21 PM

We need to know we could look the Founding Fathers in the eye.

I wouldn't endorse every item on Bob Basso's agenda, but he's certainly right that it's past time to rise up. We're Americans, not the whimpering one-world welfare weenies the authorities want to reduce us to.

On a tip from Murff.

Rahm Emanuel in Deep With Freddie Mac

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:44 AM

I wonder if Congress will be passing any unconstitutional bills of attainder to confiscate Rahm "Dead Fish" Emanuel's ill-gotten wealth:

Before its portfolio of bad loans helped trigger the current housing crisis, mortgage giant Freddie Mac was the focus of a major accounting scandal that led to a management shake-up, huge fines and scalding condemnation of passive directors by a top federal regulator.
One of those allegedly asleep-at-the-switch board members was Chicago's Rahm Emanuel — now chief of staff to President Barack Obama — who made at least $320,000 for a 14-month stint at Freddie Mac that required little effort.
As gatekeeper to Obama, Emanuel now plays a critical role in addressing the nation's mortgage woes and fulfilling the administration's pledge to impose responsibility on the financial world.
Emanuel's Freddie Mac involvement has been a prominent point on his political résumé, and his healthy payday from the firm has been no secret either. What is less known, however, is how little he apparently did for his money and how he benefited from the kind of cozy ties between Washington and Wall Street that have fueled the nation's current economic mess. …
He was named to the Freddie Mac board in February 2000 by Clinton, whom Emanuel had served as White House political director and vocal defender during the Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky scandals.
The board met no more than six times a year. Unlike most fellow directors, Emanuel was not assigned to any of the board's working committees, according to company proxy statements. Immediately upon joining the board, Emanuel and other new directors qualified for $380,000 in stock and options plus a $20,000 annual fee, records indicate.
On Emanuel's watch, the board was told by executives of a plan to use accounting tricks to mislead shareholders about outsize profits the government-chartered firm was then reaping from risky investments. The goal was to push earnings onto the books in future years, ensuring that Freddie Mac would appear profitable on paper for years to come and helping maximize annual bonuses for company brass.
The accounting scandal wasn't the only one that brewed during Emanuel's tenure.
During his brief time on the board, the company hatched a plan to enhance its political muscle. That scheme, also reviewed by the board, led to a record $3.8 million fine from the Federal Election Commission for illegally using corporate resources to host fundraisers for politicians. Emanuel was the beneficiary of one of those parties after he left the board and ran in 2002 for a seat in Congress from the North Side of Chicago.

"Political muscle" describes what Emanuel provided in exchange for his ride on the gravy train.

Financial disclosure statements that are required of U.S. House members show Emanuel made at least $320,000 from his time at Freddie Mac. Two years after leaving the firm, Emanuel reported an additional sale of Freddie Mac stock worth between $100,001 and $250,000. … One of Emanuel's fellow directors at Freddie Mac was Neil Hartigan, the former Illinois attorney general. Hartigan said Emanuel's primary contribution was explaining to others on the board how to play the levers of power.
He was respected on the board for his understanding of "the dynamics of the legislative process and the executive branch at senior levels," Hartigan recalled. …
Another focus of Freddie during Emanuel's day — and one that played to his skill set — was a stepped-up effort to combat [Republican] congressional demands for more regulation.

Dead Fish's Freddie connection continued after he left to join the Leviathan as a congresscrook.

Federal campaign records show that Emanuel received $25,000 from donors with ties to Freddie Mac in the 2002 campaign cycle, more than twice the amount collected that election by any other candidate for the U.S. House or Senate.
Emanuel joined the House in January 2003 and was named to the Financial Services Committee, where he also sat on the subcommittee that directly oversaw Freddie Mac. A few months later, Freddie Mac Chief Executive Officer Leland Brendsel was forced out, and the committee and subcommittee launched hearings to sort out the mess, spanning more than a year. Emanuel skipped every hearing, congressional records indicate.

As for the Obamination administration's loudly promised "transparency"…

The Obama administration rejected a Tribune request under the Freedom of Information Act to review Freddie Mac board minutes and correspondence during Emanuel's time as a director.

But not to worry:

Sarah Feinberg, a spokeswoman for Emanuel, said there was no conflict between his stint at Freddie Mac and Obama's vow to restore confidence in financial institutions and the executives who run them.

Let's not single out Dead Fish. He was hardly the only Democrat in Congress to help create the Freddie/Fannie fiasco that is snowballing into a depression. He's not even the only one who went on to the White House.

Dead Fish: As corrupt as he is dainty.

On a tip from Viking04.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:55 AM

Compliments of Jeffery Wright.

Evading Hard Questions and Saving Gas Too

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:45 AM

It seems even the softballs lobbed by the obsequious mainstream media are too much for BO and his teleprompter. Today's press conference will feature questions submitted by glassy-eyed fans over the Internet.

"It's a way for the president to do what he enjoys doing out on the road, but saves on gas," press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters Wednesday.

Pure genius.

On a tip from nancz.

Bureaucrats Crack Down on Incorrect Car Colors

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:31 AM

The lust for control over every last aspect of our existence has driven environmentalist bureaucrats insane. In California, they are now dictating car colors.

In a move that will likely get California's consumers in a huff, impending legislation may soon restrict the paint color options for Golden State residents looking for their next new vehicle. The specific colors that are currently on the chopping block are all dark hues, with the worst offender seemingly the most innocuous color you could think of: Black.

The justification is that black cars get hotter inside when they've been sitting in the sun, so the AC has to work harder, thus imperiling the polar bears.

Next, black clothing will be banned, as it might make people sweat more, causing them to drink more, exacerbating the devastating droughts foretold by The Goracle.

There is literally nothing liberals don't feel compelled to control.

On a tip from J. Hat tip: theblogprof.

NPR Proposes Liberal Anticrime Strategy

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:41 AM

Just because liberals are criminal to the core of their coercion-based, expropriatory ideology, and side with their fellow criminals against responsible citizens at every turn, is no reason they can't have an anticrime strategy. NPR — financed with money stolen from you — introduces a daring new concept: Don't Steal Anything Day:

Let's all of us citizens take a vow to not steal for one whole day. We already have a Smoke-Free Day, a Secretary's Day, a Mother's Day, a Grandmother's Day and Valentine's Day. Let's have one more holiday: a Don't Steal Anything Day. The benefits will be immediate: There will be bumper stickers that read, "I didn't Steal Anything Today." The Hallmark cards will have their usual holiday bumper crop and, best of all, the huge flow of unfilched cash will send the economy soaring.

Naturally real criminals will have an exemption, since "they have enough problems with something called the law." Don't Steal Anything Day will apply only to the liberal conception of thieves, i.e., "so-called law-abiding citizens — regular folks like Wall Street tycoons, CEOs and just-plain professionals, contractors and workaday drudges."

On a tip from nancz.

Moonbat Bureauweenies Won't Allow Wind or Solar Either

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:26 AM

In case you thought our moonbat rulers have any attention of allowing us to generate energy even if we do it inefficiently:

In a move that could pit usual allies — environmentalists and the solar and wind industries — against each other, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is preparing legislation that would permanently put hundreds of thousands of acres of desert land off limits to energy projects.

We can't have solar or wind production in the Mojave because someone might step on a desert tortoise. Admittedly, the landscape is beautiful, and solar/wind boondoggles can have a larger footprint than vastly more efficient but largely forbidden oil drilling.

It looks like the pixie dust generated by Obama's teleprompter will have to meet all of our energy needs.

On a tip from Gregory of Yardale.

Too Fat to Work

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:07 AM

The headline says it all:

Family Who Are 'Too Fat to Work' Say £22,000 Worth of Benefits Is Not Enough

Some details anyway: The Chawner family of four weighs a combined 1,162 pounds. They haven't worked in 11 years. They're too busy eating. The benefits they receive as a reward for being useless are the equivalent of the take-home pay from a £30,000 salary.

Whimpers Philip Chawner, patriarch of the clan:

What we get barely covers the bills and puts food on the table. It's not our fault we can't work. We deserve more.

Once society rejects fundamental morality by accepting the crime of the State stealing from the productive on behalf of the unproductive, the floodgates are open to every extreme of absurdity. Like an ever-growing swarm of locusts, the parasite class will not stop eating until everything is gone.

The Chawners eat for a living.

On a tip from Scaramouche.

A Civil Partnership Falls Short

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:03 AM

Civil partnership just doesn't seem to be providing the stable home environment of marriage for Craig Bennett of Darwen, England, who was forced to go outside the home to satisfy his needs. Bennett lured a 12-year-old boy into a field by offering him £10 to look for a lost dog…

The jury heard that the boy was forced to undress, before having his hands bound behind his back with his own belt and Bennett's belt tied around his neck.
Bennett then raped him and strangled him, telling him he was "not bothered about police", the jury of eight women and four men heard.
The 45-year-old, who is in a civil partnership, smoked a cigarette before leaving the distressed boy, who managed to flag down a car and tell the driver: "I've been kidnapped, I've been raped."

Poor Bennett was born too soon. The way things are going, in another generation, raping children will be a human right. In the meantime, maybe he should try adoption.

Civil partner Craig Bennett.

On a tip from Antara.

March 25, 2009

Obama Inspires New Song for Fighting Irish

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:42 PM

We can't say nothing good has come of the Obama Administration. By getting invited to give a commencement address at Catholic Notre Dame, this rabid advocate of abortion and unnecessary Mengele-esque experiments on human embryos has given the school a new fight song:

Chairman Zero is also expected to receive an honorary degree. University President Rev. John Jenkins bleats by way of explanation:

You cannot change the world if you shun the people you want to persuade.

That gives me an idea: Maybe if Notre Dame gives Mad Mahmoud Ahmadinejad an honorary degree, he'll be persuaded to give up his nuclear weapons program. Obama certainly isn't going to persuade him.

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

Barry's New Brain

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:27 PM

Wow, that's a big teleprompter:

But even Chairman Zero's new brain is miniscule compared to the deficit its programmers are using to destroy our economy.

MEP Daniel Hannan Tears Gordon Brown Limb From Limb

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:20 PM


Now who's going to do the same over here to Chairman Zero?

On tips from Lyle, Wiggins, and Ian from the EUSSR.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:22 AM

Compliments of Diversity Lane.

On Foreign Policy, Egg Oozes Down Obama's Face

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:05 AM

It's wonderful that we now have Chairman Zero to restore America's allegedly tarnished standing in the world. In only 2 months he has achieved a long list of foreign policy accomplishments, including these listed by Ralph Peters:

China: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (you know that gal married to the Saudi hireling) crawled to Beijing to tell the party bosses that human rights don't matter. Our "relationship" is more important than freedom and human dignity.
Beijing's response? A staged military confrontation with an unarmed US Navy vessel; continued screw-America currency cheating; a renewed crackdown on dissidents and, yesterday, a call for a new global currency to replace the dollar. …
Pakistan: With viral corruption throughout and Islamist fanatics sweeping half of its territory, Pakistan's coming apart. Its Dem-adored prez tries to ban opposition parties and gut the judiciary. It has nukes and seethes with hatred of America. And Islamabad controls our primary supply route into Afghanistan, using it as an extortion tool.
Obama's response? Billions in new aid for Pak pols to pocket. We'd be better off handing the money to AIG to pay out more bonuses. …
Iran: Obama tried to reach out, to talk. After all, talking got him to the White House. But America-bashing is what keeps Iran's leaders in office, it's their political essence. After 30 years of fierce hostility, hasn't anyone figured out that the senior mullahs need us as an enemy? Without the Great Satan America to blame, they'd have some real explaining to do to their homies. So O got the left-hand finger.
He wanted to chat with the Taliban, too. They told him he could stick it where the sun don't shine.
North Korea: Obama wanted a fresh start. North Korea's response? Threats of war with South Korea and the kidnapping of two American journalists. And the renewed pursuit of weapons of mass destruction, along with rocket tests.
Cuba: Obama would like to liberalize our relationship. The Castro boys told him to kiss off. They need an enemy, too. (Dear Mr. President: It's not always about us or how evil America is.)
Venezuela: Guess who else needs an enemy? …
Poland: Obama's stance on our bravest ally on the European continent? The Russians are more important than you are. He's sending the same message to Ukraine and Georgia.
Russia: Bolshie Biden, the commuting commissar, knows he's the man who can turn Russia into our best pal. After "Friend of Bill" Strobe Talbott tried and failed disastrously. And after poor W saw into Putin's soul, only to get his butt handed to him. "Uncle Joe" Biden has nothing to learn from past failures, though: He's got a re-set button.
Moscow's response to the Obama administration's bid for a new start? It threatens NATO members it once occupied and continues to back Iran's nuclear program. Plus, it bribes Kyrgystan to kick us off the critical-to-Afghanistan Manas airbase (then offers to help replace that supply lifeline, giving Russia a choke-hold on our troops).
Next, the Kremlin threatens massive re-armament and demands the abandonment of the dollar as the international reserve currency.
Obama's response? Push that re-set button again. And again.
At what point does naivete become cowardice?

The answer: right before it becomes treason. You would almost think that like all the people he has surrounded himself with since he was a child, Obama doesn't have America's best interests at heart.

But even if Obama is incompetent at best, the important thing is his historic ethnicity.

The Obama Admin's "reset" button (actually, peregruzka means "overload").

On a tip from Byron.

Chris Dodd's Wife Also Feeds at the AIG Teat

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:51 AM

On the opposite side of the waitress sandwich from Chappaquiddick Ted Kennedy lies fellow Dem Senator Chris Dodd, who has stopped lying long enough to fess up to authorizing the ballyhooed bonuses for execs of effectively nationalized AIG. Clodd says the Obamination Administration twisted his arm; maybe, but I doubt Chairman Zero had to twist very hard:

No wonder Senator Christopher Dodd (D-Conn) went wobbly last week when asked about his February amendment ratifying hundreds of millions of dollars in bonuses to executives at insurance giant AIG. Dodd has been one of the company's favorite recipients of campaign contributions. But it turns out that Senator Dodd's wife has also benefited from past connections to AIG as well.
From 2001-2004, Jackie Clegg Dodd served as an "outside" director of IPC Holdings, Ltd., a Bermuda-based company controlled by AIG. …
Clegg was compensated for her duties to the company, which was managed by a subsidiary of AIG. In 2003, according to a proxy statement, Clegg received $12,000 per year and an additional $1,000 for each Directors' and committee meeting she attended. …
Clegg was a diligent director. In 2003, the proxy statement report, she attended more than 75% of board and committee meetings.

Why not? $1,000 to doze through a board meeting isn't bad pay — unless you compare it with the 100s of $billions of our money that Dodd, Obama, Geithner et al. have been shoveling at AIG.

Wife Jackie was not invited to take part in the sandwich.

On tips from J and nancz.

Liberal Newspapers May Escape Paying Taxes

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:26 AM

The government bailout of the floundering left-wing print media begins. Yesterday Senator Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) introduced the Newspaper Revitalization Act, which will allow obsolete newspapers to evade taxes by restructuring as "nonprofits."

This will cause the overwhelmingly left-leaning newspaper business to magically become nonpartisan:

Under this arrangement, newspapers would still be free to report on all issues, including political campaigns. But they would be prohibited from making political endorsements.

If nonprofit newspapers fail to be objective — as liberal bureaucrats define the term — they will lose their tax-exempt status and promptly collapse. Alternatively, the government can arbitrarily nationalize them, as it is aggressively proposing to do with banks and insurance companies. The infinitely deep pockets of a government that prints money with no regard for the future ought to help "level the playing field" with nonobjective — i.e., not statist — sources of information that compete on the free market by meeting public needs.

Next will come the silencing of conservative radio and political regulation of the Internet. I hope you like NPR and PBS; soon it will be the only point of view available.

On a tip from Viking04.

Government Demands Power to Absorb Major Corporations at Will

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:20 AM

As our country rapidly transitions into fascism on its way to communism, the government is seizing alarming new powers with every passing day. Once Americans would have taken up arms to stop outrages like this:

The Obama administration on Tuesday mounted a full-scale push for government authority to shut down troubled institutions like insurer AIG to avoid the need for future bailouts.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, testifying before lawmakers still fuming about big bonuses for executives at bailout recipient AIG, called on Congress for new powers to take over big non-bank financial firms that run amok.

You almost have to admire the nerve of the incompetent tax cheat Geithner calling for still more authoritarian powers, as well as the cleverness of our neo-Marxist rulers' strategy. They buy AIG with 100s of $billions stolen from us, then exploit the company to demonize the tattered remnants of capitalism. In the future, any companies that compete with quasi-government operations like AIG, Fanny Mae, Freddie Mac, etc., or that fail to give generously to the terminal cancer known as the Democrat Party, will be summarily expropriated for the good of the People; that is, to spare us the expense of the government buying them with our money.

On a tip from SK.

Human Achievement Hour

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:58 AM

This weekend, the homes of luddite idiots will be easily identifiable by their darkness, as liberal Kool-Aide–guzzlers switch everything off in honor of Earth Hour. If they can get enough people to turn off their lights, moonbats might temporarily achieve their dream of making America look just like North Korea:


Nothing sums up liberalism better than sitting in the dark, wallowing in deluded self-righteousness.

A more constructive use for your time would be to celebrate Human Achievement Hour:

This week CEI [the Competitive Enterprise Institute] announced the creation of Human Achievement Hour (HAH) to be celebrated at 8:30pm on March 28th 2009 (the same time and date of Earth Hour).
Our press release described ways people might celebrate the achievements of humanity such as eating diner, seeing a film, driving around, keeping the heat on in your home — all things that Earth Hour celebrators, presumably, should be refraining from. In the cheekiest manner, we claimed that anyone not foregoing the use of electricity in that hour is, by default, celebrating the achievements of human beings.

Moonbats see "Earth Hour" as a "global election" — basically, a referendum on whether civilization is good or bad. Like all things environmentalist, it is moronic to the point of self-parody, but you might as well cast your ballot by turning all the lights on. There's more than enough darkness in the world.

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin, on a tip from Burning Hot.

Congress Passes Obama Youth Bill

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:09 AM

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

The Zeus of the liberal religion would be pleased to see his Democrat acolytes fulfilling his prophecy, most recently by passing the Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act. Translating from the liberal Newspeak, "volunteerism" means "coercive servitude," and "education" means "statist indoctrination."

The "GIVE" act is now on the way to the Senate. InfoWars reports:

Under section 6104 of the bill, entitled "Duties," in subsection B6, the legislation states that a commission will be set up to investigate, "Whether a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people could be developed, and how such a requirement could be implemented in a manner that would strengthen the social fabric of the Nation and overcome civic challenges by bringing together people from diverse economic, ethnic, and educational backgrounds."
Section 120 of the bill also discusses the "Youth Engagement Zone Program" and states that "service learning" will be "a mandatory part of the curriculum in all of the secondary schools served by the local educational agency."

As noted at Gateway Pundit, GIVE includes a provision for uniforms.

At best, this reprise of Hitler Youth will nationalize charitable work, using slave labor to help the State to further marginalize Christianity, which is one of the few remaining obstacles to totalitarianism. At worse, this and Obama's Serve America Act are part of his stated plan to create a race-based, Gestapo-style "Civilian National Security Force" as large and well-funded as the military.

There is nothing scarier than a brainwashed teenager holding a machine gun, as Americans may soon be learning firsthand.

Obama Youth won't be nearly so blond.

On a tip from Wannabe Anglican.


Apparently the section 6104 wording quoted above was removed from the version of this bill that went to the Senate, and is going into a separate bill. I knew I would regret using InfoWars as a source. On a tip from President Friedman.

March 24, 2009

Moonbats Celebrating Peace

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:55 PM

Here's another look at the peace demonstration that occurred in Nancy Pelosiland Saturday. About 40 seconds in, you can hear an enlightened progressive screeching, "Kill the police!"

Imagine what would happen if these evil lunatics took over the country. Without question they would deliberately destroy it. Maybe they would spend it to death.

On a tip from Artfldgr.

That 3 AM Call

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:43 PM

What if that dreaded 3 AM call is made to the White House — and Obama's teleprompter isn't there to answer?

Via Mike's America, on a tip from TED.

Barney Fwank Denounces Supreme Court Justice as "That Homophobe"

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:38 PM

Remember that to liberals, "homophobe" is the worst possible insult after "racist." Here is degenerate Democrat Congresscreep Barney Frank — from whose home a homosexual prostitution ring was operated — denouncing Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as "that homophobe":

A people that allows itself to be ruled by wretches like Frank deserves the worst, and that's exactly what we're getting.

On a tip from the Knights of the Dumb Table.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:30 AM


Moonbats Wage Intimidation Campaign Against Prop 8 Supporters

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:11 AM

Even with the country going off the rails to the left, moonbats continue to play the sore losers. Typically, they've resorted to unsavory tactics to punish those who supported California's successful Proposition 8, which saved the state from the disgrace of homosexual "marriage."

After giving $10,000 to California's Proposition 8 campaign last year, Charles LiMandri began receiving some unexpected correspondence.
"I got about two dozen e-mails and hate phone calls," said Mr. LiMandri, who lives in San Diego. "They were calling me Nazi, homophobe, bigot. I tried to engage people once or twice — I said that Proposition 8 had nothing to do with being bigoted, it was about preserving marriage — but people don't want to engage on the issue."

Unfortunately for moonbats, LiMandri is a lawyer. The hate emails he collected are now among the exhibits in a suit he's filed to exempt defenders of marriage from state campaign finance regulations that require their names, addresses, and employers to be made public if they contribute over $100.

Menacing of Prop 8 supporters by lefty thugs has been widespread, with letters and emails including death threats.

Leading the effort is Californians Against Hate — whose Web site,, lists the names of 1,100 people and organizations contributing at least $5,000 to the Proposition 8 campaign. The list, compiled from information supplied by the California secretary of state's office, also gives addresses, phone numbers and Web site addresses. …
While Californians Against Hate has focused on major donors, other groups have shown less restraint. Several Web sites use online maps to pinpoint the home or office locations of all known Proposition 8 donors.
Fred Karger, who launched Californians Against Hate in July, acknowledged that intimidation is part of the political strategy.
"One of my goals was to make it socially unacceptable to make these mega-donations that take away people's rights," Mr. Karger said. "I want them to think twice before writing that check."

Instead, think twice before allowing leftist goons like Karger to ram their depraved agenda down society's throat.

Fred Karger hates people who "hate."

On a tip from Dennis S.

Does Obama Know Who's Running France?

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:40 AM

As promised, Obama continues to patch up supposedly tattered relationships with our historic allies, this time by forgetting that as of 2 years ago, Jacque Chirac is no longer President of France:

US President Barack Obama has indirectly praised former French president Jacques Chirac's fierce opposition to the US-led invasion of Iraq, the online edition of the daily Le Figaro reported on Thursday.
In a letter described by Chirac as 'very nice,' Obama wrote, 'I am certain that we will be able to work together, in the coming four years, in a spirit of peace and friendship to build a safer world.'
The use of the word 'peace' was taken to be an indirect reference to Chirac's stance against the US intervention in Iraq, which Obama had also opposed as [Illinois state] senator.

Chirac opposed the invasion not because he thought Saddam made it a "safer world," but because he was a close ally and "personal friend "of the genocidal dictator, and a committed enemy of the USA — which has clearly endeared him to Obama. Unfortunately for Chairman Zero, Nicolas Sarkozy is running France these days.

Not even the French are going to like us for electing our farcical Affirmative Action president. Any voters who fell for the idiotic talking point about improving our popularity in the world have truly been swindled.

Unlike Sarko, Chirac is Obama's kind of guy.

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

Chappaquiddick Ted Memoir Covers

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:15 AM

Ted Kennedy has brought his malignant brain tumor back to Washington, where he will no doubt do his best to spend the $8.5 million dollar advance he got for his memoirs before his clock runs out. For that kind of cash, he'd better come clean about Chappaquiddick at long last. The publisher is still trying to narrow down options for the cover:








Compliments of Bob S.

Another Peace Protest Turns Violent

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:17 AM

As noted earlier, last weekend saw countermoonbattery protests in Orlando, Lexington, Raleigh, and Ridgefield, Connecticut. Peaceniks held some protests too, including one in their cultural capital San Franfreakshow. You'll never guess which degenerated into violence:

A thankfully pink-slipped 3rd-grade teacher led the mob in this inspirational chant:

Jail the rich, bail out the poor, stop the foreclosures, stop the war.

Speaking of communism, Code Pink was also on hand, passing out "Make out, not war" stickers. As Gateway Pundit notes, Code Pink cofounder Jodie Evans was one of Obama's top bundlers.

Typically of leftist rallies, capitalism could not be suppressed:

Bruce Yurgil, a cartoonist from San Rafael, was trying to unload 80 homemade T-shirts showing former President George W. Bush's brain spilling from his head. The T-shirts were marked down half-price, to $10.
"It's no fun being a cartoonist these days," he said. "The only person I can make fun of anymore is Rush Limbaugh."

Even four-legged animals joined in the moonbattery:

A black-and-white dog named Olive attempted to carry a sign reading "Stop U.S. Aid to Israel" in her teeth — and when she wasn't carrying the sign, she was chewing on it. "She's definitely anti-war," said her owner, Christina Susana.

Trumpeter Arthur Holden of the Musicians Action Group told a reporter:

I'm waiting for the apocalypse.

Hold on, Arthur. With progressives running the country, you won't have to wait long.

On a tip from Burning Hot.

Seventh-Grade Teacher Shares Perversion With Class

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:39 AM

A public school teacher has earned the slobbering approval of the New York Slimes by inviting his 7th grade class to attend his "commitment ceremony" to another homosexual:

In Harlem a week ago, a 32-year-old math teacher handed out slips of paper inviting the entire seventh grade of Columbia Secondary School to his upcoming ceremony, where, the names on the invitation made clear, he'd be celebrating his commitment to another man. The teacher, Chance Nalley, rarely wastes an instructional opportunity but said that, in this particular instance, he wasn't trying to make an educational statement.

It's okay for Nalley to share his perverse sexuality with his pubescent students because his school's "mission statement includes a commitment to diversity." The Times rounded up kids who dutifully approved, as they had been trained:

Were they surprised to learn he was gay?
"He's not gay," said Japhet Guzman, 12.
"No," agreed a lanky 13-year-old who walked with a bit of a tough-guy swagger, "he's not gay. He's bisexual. Why don't you ask him?" (Mr. Nalley confirmed this.)

Why would anyone tell children about his sexual inclinations (other than to get a glowing write-up from the Gray Lady)?

Mr. Nalley said six students have come out to him this year.

Homeschooling just keeps looking better and better.

Letting characters like Nalley teach your kids would be taking a chance.

On a tip from Byron.

Pop Star John Mellencamp Blames Reagan for Lousiness of Pop Music

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:09 AM

Drab corporate pop excreter and esteemed foreign policy theorist John Cougar Mellencamp is now a social economist, having figured out why his industry has produced nothing but garbage for decades: it's Reagan's fault. From a rant quoted at NewsBusters:

Reagan's much-vaunted trickle-down theory said that wealth tricked down [sic] to the masses from the elite at the top. Now we've found out that this is patently untrue — the current economic collapse reflects this self-serving folly. The same holds for music. It doesn't trickle down; it percolates up from the artists, from word of mouth, from the streets and rises up to the general populace. Constrained by the workings of SoundScan/BDS [Broadcast Data Systems], music now came from the top and was rammed down people's throats.…
Sadly, these days, it's really a matter of "every man for himself." In terms of possibilities, we are but an echo of what we once were. Of course, the artist does not want to "sell out to The Man." Left with no real choice except that business model of greed and the bean counting mentality that Reagan propagated and the country embraced, there is only "The Man" to deal with. There is no street for the music to rise up from. There is no time for the music to develop in a natural way that we can all embrace when it ripens and matures. That's why the general public doesn't really care. It's not that the people don't still love music; of course they do. It's just the way it is presented to them that ignores their humanity.

Presumably now that we've replaced trickle-down wealth with trickle-up poverty, music execs will go back to caring nothing for profits, wanting only to nurture our humanity. It will be nice to have something more interesting to listen to than Menstrualcramp, a vapid commercial hack whose career peeked during the Reagan era he decries.

Apparently Mellonhead has never heard of the Internet, which allows young musicians to go over the heads of record companies and straight to potential fans. He's still back in the 80s, grousing about those new-fangled CDs:

The CD, it should be noted, was born out of greed. It was devised to prop up record sales on the expectation of people replenishing their record collections with CDs of albums they had already purchased. They used to call this "planned obsolesce" [sic] in the car business. Sound quality was supposed to be one of the big selling points for CDs but, as we know, it wasn't very good at all. It was just another con, a get-rich-quick scheme, a monumental hoax perpetrated on the music consuming public.

Curse those greedy capitalists for always coming up with new and better technology, even when aging mediocrities like Mellencan't fail to produce new music worth hearing.

A pop dinosaur totters toward the tar pits.

On a tip from Gregory of Yardale.

March 23, 2009

Punch Drunk

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:29 PM

Watch Chairman Zero yuk it up on Sickly Minutes while our economy circles the drain:

Liberal fools have put a cross between a giggly teenager and a Marxist saboteur in charge of the USA. This isn't going to end well.

Replacement Found for Robert Gibbs

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:22 PM

Like the tax cheat Tim Geithner, the smarmy hamster serving as White House press secretary is living on borrowed time. Job interviews for Gibbs's successor have already begun:

If only Chairman Zero could speak so eloquently without a teleprompter.

On a tip from M Conservative Operative.

Tea Party Anthem

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:14 PM

Some welcome countermoonbattery from Lloyd Marcus:

On a tip from Greg.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:40 AM

The Unholy Alliance: Commies + Muslim terrorists. Via LGF.

Prince Chucklehead in a Funk

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:25 AM

If you consider Hollywood a separate planet, Prince Charles is possibly the most highly paid useless person in the world. But even he can find cause for self-pity. On the topic of his latest extravagant carbon-spewing tour:

"All I have been trying to do is remind people that we have to live and work in harmony with nature if we are to have any chance of surviving on this planet," Charles told the Sunday Telegraph in the Galapagos Islands at the end of a 10-day tour of South America.
Asked if he was frustrated his warnings had not been taken seriously, he replied: "It is depressing. I am not doing this for myself but, as I keep saying, for everyone's children and our grandchildren."

Like a stopped clock, even Prince Putz can be right occasionally:

While in Brazil earlier this month, Charles said the current global financial crisis is "nothing" compared to the long-term impact of climate change, telling a meeting of Brazilian business leaders and officials: "We are, I fear, at a defining moment in the world's history."

Obama is planning to flush $2 trillion down the global warming rat hole. If control of our government isn't wrested away from left-wing saboteurs, this whole farce really will be a defining moment in history: the moment the West committed economic suicide, leaving our children and grandchildren to grow up in senseless poverty.

All Chuckles wants is to save the world.

On a tip from Burning Hot.

Guardian: Grow a Beard

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:00 AM

At first glance, moonbats and Muslims may seem to have nothing more in common than their hatred of Western Civilization. But progressives do concur with Religion of Peaceniks that men should grow beards. Of course, for liberals, the purpose of beards is to save the planet and combat economic freedom.

According to the lefty Guardian, Britain "wastes" £320 million on razors alone, and that doesn't count shaving cream and aftershave, which are allegedly hurtful to Mother Earth and foisted upon us by greedy capitalist exploiters. Therefore, growing a beard is "Frucool" — frugal and cool.

Maybe Joaquin Phoenix is onto something.

Wacky Joaquin: On the uncut edge of trendiness.

On a tip from Iordache B.

Orlando Tea Party Draws 4,200

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:19 AM

The Tea Parties are picking up steam. Saturday's event in Orlando drew 4,200 according to police.

Event organizer Lisa Feroli explained the objective:

The goal was to get people united, to let people know that they aren't alone in their feelings on despair. We want to speak out against the push toward socialization that we feel is taking place in our country.

A similar turnout in Cincinnati was almost totally ignored by the media, but the Orlando event is bringing up 33 links on Google News. If this many people got together demanding more government funding for sex change operations, it would generate 10 times the coverage. But so long as the phenomenon keeps growing, it can't be ignored.

Other Tea Parties erupted in Ridgefield, CT, Lexington, KY, and Raleigh, NC.

Everyone needs to know that America is not just going to roll over and die. Get your signs ready for the Tax Day Tea Party nearest you.

At the Orlando Tea Party, via Libertarian Republican.

On a tip from SK. Hat tip: Instapundit.

Moonbat Media Reports "Man" Pregnant With Twins

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:36 AM

The media's obsequious pandering to politically correct sexual depravity has reduced the news to a surreal farce:

A Spanish man is set to become the first in the world to give birth to twins.
Transexual Ruben Noe Coronado, 25, is due to become a dad at the end of September.
Ruben, born a woman called Stephanie, will bring the boys up with partner Esperanza Ruiz, 43.

Lest you consider this situation unwholesome…

The pair plan to marry before they become parents.

In the bizarre nightmare that serves the mainstream media as reality, this won't be the first time a man has given birth.

Bearded American Thomas Beattie made headlines round the world after giving birth to daughter Susan Juliette last June.
The 35-year-old, born Tracy Lagondino, is expecting a second child with wife Nancy this summer.
Like Beattie, Ruben is officially a man but retained his female reproductive organs.

"Officially a man." If the moonbat establishment can lie about the climate, why shouldn't it lie about people's chromosomes?

Like the weirdos who bring us the news, Ruben has an agenda:

I've gone public with this so people start to see transexual pregnancy as normal.

When that day comes, it will be time to thank Muslims for standing ready to put us out of our misery.

That's "Ruben" on the left.

On a tip from mega.

Even Chavez Despises Chairman Zero

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:14 AM

How surprising: despite all the ludicrous promises, the world has not stopped resenting America, even after we allowed an unqualified Marxist punk to be president in honor of his skin color. Not only has Chairman Zero alienated our closest ally Britain, he can't even get along with his fellow socialists. His own prototype Hugo Chavez has denounced him as an "ignoramus."

Chavez was thinking of sending an ambassador to Washington, but publicly changed his mind in a show of contempt for the Moonbat Messiah. But I'm sure BO is still popular with the leadership of Kenya.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Classless and Clueless

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:53 AM

Remember the cheesy DVD collection with which Chairman Zero insulted Britain's nearly blind Gordon Brown? It has been confirmed that it was encoded for the wrong region and can't be played on European machines.

With the Moonbat Messiah, you can't tell where the insolence leaves off and the incompetence begins. How many times were we told that this punk would mend the allegedly tattered relationships with our allies?

They even forgot to include this film in the collection.

On a tip from The MaryHunter.

March 22, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:26 AM

The new Presidential Seal, with thanks to TED.

British Authorities Call for Cutting Population by One Half

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:13 AM

The liberal bureaucrats presiding over the self-destruction of formerly Great Britain are now calling for a population reduction of 30 million.

Jonathon Porritt, one of Gordon Brown's leading green advisers, is to warn that Britain must drastically reduce its population if it is to build a sustainable society.
Porritt's call will come at this week's annual conference of the Optimum Population Trust (OPT), of which he is patron.
The trust will release research suggesting UK population must be cut to 30m if the country wants to feed itself sustainably. …
Porritt is winning scientific backing. Professor Chris Rapley, director of the Science Museum, will use the OPT conference, to be held at the Royal Statistical Society, to warn that population growth could help derail attempts to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Healthy societies grow. Dying ones contract. If Britons heed the demands of their rulers and stop having children, their society will die all the faster, as the colonial Islamic society that is displacing it employs reproduction as a form of warfare.

Of course, progressive authorities may decide that their fictional climate crisis requires more immediate means of population reduction.

Progressives have addressed population issues before.

On a tip from mega. Hat tip: theblogprof.

The AIG Bonuses Versus Obama's Climate Plan

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:54 AM

For a little perspective, this graphic gives an indication of the difference in scale between the costs of the AIG bonus distraction and the climate plan with which Obama plans to administer a coup de grâce to our teetering economy.

The red line can represent either the climate plan or the amount by which Obama's teleprompter underestimated the deficit in its 10-year budget, according to the CBO. If you scroll down far enough, you'll see a green line that represents the relative size of the bonuses.

Via American Sentinel:


Uh… Uh… Uh… Uh… Uh… Uh…

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:29 AM

Robert Gibbs speaks the Obama lingo:

Someone get this hamster a teleprompter — unless the point is to bore the press core into complete submission. My forehead hit the keyboard in less than two minutes.

On a tip from TED.

Rising Tide of Red Ink

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:20 AM

Sea levels are rising all right — providing you're talking about the sea of red ink emanating from Washington. Liberals who have the gall to squawk about the debt run up by W need to take a look at this:


Even if the economy recovers, we will be drowning in debt for at least a decade — and there has been no indication that Obama's teleprompter will allow it to recover. Wait for the effects of Chairman Zero's $2 trillion "climate plan" to kick in.

March 21, 2009

John Gibson's Blueblogapalooza

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:36 AM

The moonbat blogs are still at it, screeching in hebephrenic outrage at the existence of Dick Cheney, as dramatized on John Gibson's radio show:

Hat tip: The Conservative Dominion, on a tip from Gregory of Yardale.

Muslim MP Shahid Malik Calls for Muslim Prime Minister

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:23 AM

Why not? But first will come a Muslim king.

prince charles muslim

Maybe with a Muslim PM, Britain would get some respect from B. Hussein.

On a tip from Antara.

Democrat Grandstanding Roundly Denounced

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:11 AM

Shep Smith can be hard to take seriously, but he clears the smoke nicely on the AIG bailout farce:

On a tip from Navek.

Laugh From the Past

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:02 AM

Anyone who blames Chairman Zero for rarely opening his mouth without guidance from the indispensible TOTUS must have forgotten this guffaw-inducing scene:

On a reminder from Atomic Lib Smasher.

Careful About Answering Your Doorbell

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:50 AM

You can't ignore Obamunism. Not only will it destroy you financially, Obamamites will even come banging on your door, demanding fealty to their pencil-necked socialist lord.

I wonder what database you go into if you respond with "Get the hell off my property."

To quote the Bride of Obama:

Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual.

March 20, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:01 AM

Compliments of Glenn P. Bumper sticker available at Patriot Crew.

Pro-Terrorist Attorney General May Release Gitmo Detainees in US

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:46 AM

This is why it generally isn't very wise to turn control of the country over to people who hate it:

Attorney General Eric Holder said some detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, may end up being released in the U.S. as the Obama administration works with foreign allies to resettle some of the prisoners.
Mr. Holder, in a briefing with reporters, said administration officials are still reviewing individual cases of the approximately 250 detainees to determine which will be put on trial and which may be released to comply with plans to close the detention facility by next year.

Gitmo holds the worst of worst: rabid terrorists totally committed to killing as many Americans as possible. The current top operations officer of the Taliban was released from Gitmo. But if the idea of these maniacs brought over from the Middle East to be set free on our streets after stewing at Gitmo for awhile terrifies Americans, it must be because — according to Holder — we're a nation of cowards.

Holder has sided with terrorists before. But then, so have millions of American voters — by electing his boss.

This is what kakistocracy means.

On a tip from Viking04.

Chairman Zero Addresses Serious Concerns

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:21 AM

Don't think our Community Organizer in Chief is wasting all his time telling awkward jokes on the Tonight Show. He's also been attending to serious business, like endorsing a UN statement calling for worldwide support of homosexual depravity.

"The administration's leadership on this issue will be a powerful rebuke of an earlier Bush administration position that sought to deny the universal application of human rights protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals," said Mark Bromley of the Council for Global Equality, which promotes equal rights for homosexuals.
"This is long past overdue and we are encouraged by the signal it sends that the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people will now be considered human rights," said Rea Carey, the executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

Nowadays human rights entail things like the right to be hired, the right not to be fired, the right to sue everyone in sight whenever you decide to be offended, the right to cram a perverse and extremely unhealthy lifestyle down society's throat, et cetera, so it's not surprising that militant homosexual activists are delighted.

In other cultural news, Chairman Zero has appointed Kareem Dale to oversee American culture. Any aspects of it that fail to attain the highest standards of political correctness will no doubt receive Dale's stern attention. This ambitious bureaucrat apparently has two jobs, because just last month he was named special assistant to the president for disability policy. Dale is partially blind; Obama must be hoping he can't see well enough to have watched the Tonight Show last night.

Meanwhile, the Treasury Department remains mostly unstaffed, as the economy plunges toward depression.

gay obama
Chairman Zero, Champion of the Gays.

On tips from mega and J.


Posted by Dave Blount at 6:57 AM

Be sure to check out the new blog launched by the most powerful person in the world, Barack Obama's teleprompter. Today, the Teleprompter of the United States discusses the issue of why it does not come to the assistance of the floundering tax cheat Tim Geithner:

[D]o you really think I could make a lick of difference with Timmah? What Tim Terrific (the Big Guy's nickname for him) needs is a time machine with "way back" capabilities, which would allow the rest of us to direct him on career paths that we now realize he has the talents for, like, teaching macramé at a small Midwestern women's college or perhaps working as a salesman at a lemonade stand managed by a seven-year-old.
In other words, no piece of equipment in existence today could help this man.

The TOTUS also revealed today that Joe Biden is the smartest person in the Administration — which reflects rather poorly on the janitorial staff.

Our ruler.

On tips from J, Gregory of Yardale, The MaryHunter, and nancz.

Moonbats Vandalize Marines Recruiting Center

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:35 AM

Moonbats have the upper hand now, having used their control of the media to install a leftist clearly hostile to the military in the White House. But that's no reason to abandon their crusade against the Marines recruiting center in Berkeley.

The United States Marine Corps Officer Selection Office in downtown Berkeley came under attack once again Wednesday night when a group of vandals broke the building's windows with sledgehammers and splashed them with red paint. …
[Staff Sergeant Matt] Deboard said nobody was present at the office when it was vandalized.

No kidding. Not even moonbats would be dumb enough to attack the place with Marines inside. Sneaky vandalism, obnoxious spectacles supported by local government, and knives in the back are more the progressive style.

Here is liberalism's latest handiwork:



If the point was to remind us that our country has enemies much closer to home than the Middle East, I'd say it worked.

Chairman Zero Goes Off Teleprompter

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:13 AM

True, Obama isn't very good at his day job. But he'd better not quit it just yet if last night's foray into comedy is any indication. While the economy tailspins toward depression, our Community Organizer in Chief was on the Jay Leno show, cracking jokes about the disabled:

Toward the end of the interview on Thursday, Obama told host Jay Leno he's been practicing at the White House's bowling alley but wasn't happy with his score of 129.
Leno complimented Obama on the score, but the president quipped, "It was like the Special Olympics or something," which prompted laughter from the audience.

Fortunately he could count on the audience to laugh on cue, no matter how oafish his attempted jokes. Imagine if a Republican dropped a bomb like that. The ensuing silence would be heard in outer space — until the next morning, when the media would begin to shriek.

Here I was thinking BO would make a natural clown.

On a tip from Viking04. Hat tip: theblogprof.

March 19, 2009

Chris Dodd Wins Pea Brain Award

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:04 AM

Congratulations to Dem Senator Chris Dodd for abandoning his lies and coming clean about his key role in making sure his AIG benefactors got their bonuses out of loot stolen from taxpayers — and for winning Hugh's Pea Brain Award:


Déjà Vu

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:01 AM


If you think the warning above is the usual Godwin's law overkill, read "Something of Historic Proportion is Happening" by historian Pam Geller. We have every right to be afraid.

On a tip from hiram.

New ACORN Revelations

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:16 AM

Despite a conspicuous lack of interest by the mainstream media, more information is coming to light regarding ACORN, which in turn illuminates the nature of our current government.

A lawyer for a whistleblower on the activist group ACORN is prepared to tell a House panel Thursday that the group provided liberal causes with protest-for-hire services and coerced donations from the targets of demonstrations through a mob-style "protection" racket.
ACORN called it the "muscle for the money" program, according to prepared testimony Pittsburgh lawyer Heather Heidelbaugh plans to deliver at a hearing of the House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution, civil rights and civil liberties. …
The protest shakedowns are among a slew of accusations that Ms. Heidelbaugh intends to make against the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. She also will accuse the nonprofit group of violating tax, campaign-finance and other laws by sharing a list of President Obama's maxed-out campaign donors to solicit more funds for a get-out-the-vote drive.

Accusations against ACORN

range from unlawfully coordinating campaign activity with Mr. Obama's presidential campaign to deliberately engaging in voter-registration fraud and misusing federal grant money.

As readers will recall, shady dealings between Obama and the leftist thugs at ACORN emerged during the campaign:

The "official" program is the name of the ACORN voter-registration drives. The Obama campaign paid an ACORN affiliate group more than $800,000 for these get-out-the-vote services during the primary race, though the expenditure was initially misrepresented to the Federal Election Commission as for "sound and lighting equipment," but later corrected.
The "unofficial" program collected payments to organize protests. For example, the Service Employees International Union hired ACORN to harass the Carlyle Group, a global private equity firm. Other paid protests targeted Sherwin-Williams, H&R Block, Jackson Hewitt and Money Mart, according to the testimony.
The protests then became a way to extract corporate donations.
"The protesting was used to get companies to negotiate. The companies would pay money to get the protesting to stop," Ms. Heidelbaugh said, quoting Ms. Moncrief's court testimony. "In addition to calling this activity 'Muscle for the Money,' the insiders at ACORN called it 'protection.'"

In addition to this extortion racket, ACORN

…came under fire during the campaign after probes into suspected voter fraud in a series of presidential battleground states, including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, New Mexico and Nevada.

Unsurprisingly, Obama recently turned to these trustworthy operatives to help him get the numbers he wants for the 2010 census.

Chairman Zero's connection with this malignant organization goes back so far that he used to be known as the Senator from ACORN. He has personally trained ACORN activists in their goon tactics, and directly helped them force banks to make bad loans based on race under the insane Community Reinvestment Act — directly contributing to our current financial crisis.

Basically, ACORN constitutes Obama's shock troops — until he can put together his own private Sturmabteilung.

That Americans would knowingly choose to be ruled by this scum is inconceivable. Sooner or later, an awareness of the type of forces taking over the country is going to seep past Obama's and ACORN's media enablers.


On a tip from J.

Coaching Chairman Zero

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:44 AM

Anyone who has heard our adolescent excuse for a president jabbering about college basketball while the economy goes down the tubes will probably agree that Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski offers sound advice:

…the economy is something that he should focus on, probably more than the brackets.

When Jimmy Carter found himself in over his head, he devoted his attention to something he could manage — namely, determining who could use the White House tennis courts. If you put our two worst presidents on a modern-day Titanic, Carter would be working out the tennis court schedule while Obama watched hoops on TV and the rising water crept toward their chins.

We survived Carter. Maybe we'll survive this too.


On a tip from Viking04.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:41 AM

Created by Jim Archer.

Global Warming Crusaders Freeze

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:33 AM

The pathetic farce that is the global warming crisis continues in the face of cooling temperatures:

Three U.K. explorers bound for the North Pole on a scientific expedition to study global warming said they are close to running out of food after "brutal" weather conditions halted three attempts to fly in supplies.
The support team hopes to decide within hours on when it can send an airplane to land on nearby ice with provisions, Tori Taylor, a spokeswoman for the Catlin Arctic Survey in London, said in an interview today.
"We're hungry, the cold is relentless, our sleeping bags are full of ice," expedition leader Pen Hadow said in a statement e-mailed yesterday by his team. "Waiting is almost the worst part of an expedition as we're in the lap of the weather gods."

Why not just burn some money as a sacrifice? That's how the government propitiates the weather gods.

Risibly, the point of their preposterous mission was to prove that the North Pole is melting.

On tips from Dave K, Bill V, and Wiggins.

Chaplain Barred From Saying "God"

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:16 AM

Liberalism has gone as far as it ever needs to when chaplains are barred from saying the word "God."

A chaplain at Hospice by the Sea in Boca Raton has resigned, she says, over a ban on use of the words "God" or "Lord" in public settings. … [Rev. Mirta ] Signorelli said that she and other chaplains were told Feb. 23 to "cease and desist from using God in prayers."

Why would these words be banned? Because they have a certain "connotation."

Signorelli said her supervisor recently singled her out for delivering a spiritual reflection in the chapel that included the word "Lord" and had "a Christian connotation."
"But that was the 23rd Psalm," Signorelli said — not, strictly speaking, Christian, as it appears in the Old Testament.
"And I am well aware that there were people from the Jewish tradition in attendance. I didn't say Jesus or Allah or Jehovah. I used 'Lord' and 'God,' which I think are politically correct. I think that's as generic as you can get."

Not good enough, Rev. Signorelli. How do you think Muslims feel? Atheists? Scientologists? Satanists? Obamunists?

Mathew Staver of Liberty Counsel observes the obvious:

To excise God from someone who is a grief counselor seems to be an extreme and uncalled-for response.

But the good of the patients takes a back seat to the larger goal of extirpating Christianity, so that we may be restricted to a shallow, meaningless world in which a human life is a random accident, of no more value than a dog's, and there is no higher authority than the federal bureaucracy that finances the hospice with Medicaid and Medicare.

Deeper meanings are not to be permitted.

On tips from Viking04 and The MaryHunter.

Barack Obama, Capitalist

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:51 AM

Our great socialist leader can play any game and win — even capitalism:

On February 22, 2005, Barack Obama, a U.S. Senator at the time, placed a trade on a tiny biotechnology company out of Oregon. The biotech company's name is AVI Biopharma.
Records show that Obama purchased tiny AVI Biopharma just above $2 a share.
AVI Biopharma is a biotech that's been around for years. It develops drugs intended for the use to treat infectious diseases... some of which the Department of Homeland Security have deemed "bioterrorism" viruses like West Nile, Dengue fever, SARS and Ebola.

However, the company had been around since 1980, and had never brought a single drug to market. Yet guided by his preternatural capitalistic savvy, Chairman Zero bought the stock. By some remarkable coincidence…

8 months after Obama bought the stock, the company was awarded a $28 million contract from the federal government to research treatments against biological warfare or a bioterrorism attack.
AVI Biopharma spiked in price… and days after the announcement, Obama sold his shares and booked a 73% profit.

Reminds you of Shrillary, doesn't it? No wonder our socialist rulers think all money is easy money, to be redistributed on a whim. For them, it is easy.

So that's why he looks so insufferably pleased with himself.

On a tip from Kevin R.

March 18, 2009

A Demonic Prophecy Come True

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:04 PM

These days it can be hard to differentiate between moonbat exuberance and true demonic possession. One distinguishing characteristic of the latter is prescience — the supernatural foreknowledge of that which has not yet occurred. For example, Regan MacNeil foretold the catastrophe we know as the Moonbat Messiah way back in 1973:

Look Who's Running the Country II

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:39 PM

After George Soros and Chairman Zero, this treasonous quisling denouncing the notion of America controlling its own borders is the most powerful person in the country:

Apologizing for not being able to speak Spanish was a poignant touch. Future generations of Americans won't have that problem.

Pelousy's despicable rhetoric is a buildup to official citizenship with full welfare benefits for any Third-World lowlife that sneaks across the border in violation of our laws — laws that you would think a Speaker of the House would want to see upheld.

On tips from nancz and Chad. Hat tip: theblogprof.

An Invitation From Newt

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:24 PM

Some will say that going to Tea Parties accomplishes nothing because the liberal media ignores them. What does not going accomplish? Find the one nearest you here.

On a tip from J.

Look Who's Running the Country

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:20 PM

Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-FL) conducts the people's business, as our economy circles the drain:

Our government is officially a farce.

Enforcing Obamunism

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:03 PM

Remember the "truth squads" formed to intimidate those who criticize the Moonbat Messiah? Left-wing abuse of authority by law enforcement officials in the Show Me state continues.

According to this AP article the government of the state of Missouri has issued a report "informing" state police that people with third party bumper stickers on their cars or who believe the NAFTA superhighway is an attempt create a North American Union are subversive members of paramilitary militias and potential terrorists.
The Missouri Information Analysis Center (a division of the state police) has compiled an enemies list of warning signs for state police officers, signs that are supposed to help them determine potential terrorists. Such signs include Ron Paul bumper stickers, or "Right to Carry" handgun stickers (I have to wonder: does it include Support Your Local Police stickers, too?) and our friendly state troopers are warned to proceed with extreme caution against such radicals.
Don't believe me? See for yourself. (pdf-sorry.)
Who is being targeted in this report? The state police are warned that Christians, "sovereign citizens", those opposed to abortion, tax revisionists, and anti-illegal immigrant advocates are potential would-be terrorists.

If the authorities aren't up to the job of keeping counterrevolutionaries in line, Organizing for America might come into play.

Obama describes OFA as a "grass-roots movement" but OFA is a "project" of the Democratic National Committee.
As Politico reported, OFA will take the 10 million person database built up by the Obama campaign "to mobilize support for the president's legislative agenda."
A visit to the OFA website reveals that supporters are not simply asked to sign up, they are asked to take a pledge. A pledge to support — not the flag, not the constitution, not the country, not even the Democratic party, but Obama and his "bold plan." … Those who take the pledge are asked to "talk with people about the President's plan" and to "ask them to sign their names to the pledge" in support of Obama's policies.

America has no precedents for OFA, but other countries do.

Did Mitch Stewart, youthful director of OFA, who asks Obama's acolytes to organize "neighborhood by neighborhood" study anything at school about Mao's "Red Guards?
How about Fidel Castro's "widespread system of neighborhood informers"?
Or Hugo Chavez's use of "neighborhood committees"?

Change has come to America, all right. We are in the early stages of a socialist dictatorship.

Obamunism: Getting scarier every day. Via EarthFrisk Blog.

On tips from Wiggins, Rich P, and Gregory of Yardale.

President Teleprompter Thanks Himself

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:29 AM

The nice thing about reading all your thoughts off a teleprompter is that you don't have to come up with those thoughts on your own. But there is a downside:

Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen was just a few paragraphs into an address in Washington when he realised it all sounded a bit too familiar.
It was. He was repeating the speech President Barack Obama had just read from the same teleprompter.
Mr Cowen stopped, turned to the president and said: "That's your speech."
A laughing Mr Obama returned to the podium to take over but it seems the script had finally been switched and the US president ended up thanking himself for inviting everyone to the party.

Imagine the fun we could have if we wrested control of Obama's teleprompter away from George Soros.


On tips from J, Rob Banks, mega, and Gregory of Yardale.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:52 AM

Finally, a gun liberals will permit.

Embryonic Stem Cell Research Will Cure Global Warming

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:03 AM

We have no choice but to conduct Josef Mengele–style experiments on human embryos. It doesn't just advance the abortion movement by establishing the legal worthlessness of human life. It doesn't just cater to the self-centered whims of egomaniacal movie stars like Michael J. Fox. It offers the chance to save the world from the imaginary menace of global warming.

"Every human embryo in the hands of a scientist means one less potential source of carbon dioxide emissions," Obama said, "And because stem cell research could take decades to produce any useful result, it promises to remove millions of humanoid exhalers from the toxic CO2 stream. This could produce an even greater net benefit to our climate than abortion does."

Even John Boehner hopes that stem cell research will put a stop to global warming:

"If we can replace the defective brain cells that cause people to embrace assumptions first, then race to formulate supporting theories regardless of the evidence," Rep. Boehner said, "perhaps we can bequeath to our grandchildren a world in which no one will ever again stand outside in a blizzard during a [potentially] decades-long cooling trend, and worry that the melting polar ice caps will flood Manhattan."

Okay, this is parody — I think. These days, how can you be sure?

On a tip from TED.

$1,000,000 Insurance Required for Gun Owners

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:39 AM

Yet another insidious attack on our crucial right to bear arms comes from Illinois, the political sewers of which produced our current president, where State Rep. Kenneth Dunkin has proposed an amendment that reads as follows:

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that any person who owns a firearm in this State shall maintain a policy of liability insurance in the amount of at least $1,000,000 specifically covering any damages resulting from negligent or willful acts involving the use of such firearm while it is owned by such person. Provides that a person shall be deemed the owner of a firearm after the firearm is lost or stolen until such loss or theft is reported to the police department or sheriff of the jurisdiction in which the owner resides. Provides that the Department of State Police shall revoke and seize a Firearm Owner's Identification Card previously issued under this Act if the Department finds that the person to whom such card was issued possesses or acquires a firearm and does not submit evidence to the Department of State Police that he or she has been issued in his or her name a liability insurance policy in the amount of at least $1,000,000 specifically covering any damages resulting from negligent or willful acts involving the use of such firearm while it is owned by such person. Effective January 1, 2010.

That $1,000,000 insurance policy will be all the more expensive, considering you will be held responsible for any damage done with your stolen gun before you notice it's gone, no matter how obviously innocent you may be.

As with attempts to drive up the cost of ammo, this suggests that maybe the Second Amendment is okay with our liberal rulers for now — so long as only the rich can afford to exercise it.

On a tip from J. Hat tip: Know the Lies.

Moonbats Scheme to Raise the Cost of Alcohol

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:08 AM

Progressives tried prohibition once and it failed. But that's no reason not to try it again. After all, socialism has failed repeatedly, resulting in the deaths of over 100 million people. Yet they keep inflicting it.

Nowadays progressive policies are usually imposed by increments. The next step toward Prohibition II will be raising the price of alcohol, just as they've been doing for bullets. From the People's Republic of Britain:

The Government's top medical adviser warned that "cheap alcohol is killing us as never before", as he unveiled proposals for a minimum price for alcohol.
Professor Sir Liam Donaldson, the Chief Medical Officer, suggested that a minimum price of 50p per unit be set in an attempt to tackle the country's drinking problem. …
He said that the plan could see pubs and restaurants ordered to charge £1 per unit, with supermarkets and off licences allowed a lower minimum of 40 or 50p.
The move could double the cost of some drinks. It would be likely to increase the price of all bottles of wine to at least £4.50 and raise the price of the average six-pack of lager to £6.00.
Sir Liam said that radical measures were necessary to cope with problems resulting from a "deeply ingrained" drinking culture, which cost the NHS an estimated £2.7 billion a year.

Once again we see how socialized medicine serves as an ideal wedge for totalitarianism. We can't let you drink alcohol, you might drink too much and raise health costs. We can't let you play football, you might hurt yourself and raise health costs. We can't let you drive, you might crash your car and raise health costs. We have to pull out your teeth, you might bite yourself and raise health costs.

Where will it stop? At the point we rebel, and not before.

On a tip from TD.

Hard Left Community Activists Known for Fraud to Participate in Census

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:53 AM

In case you were wondering why Chairman Zero pushes forward with his radical policies so aggressively, as if he didn't need to worry about voters throwing out the liberal Congress that enables him, Fox News reports:

The U.S. Census is supposed to be free of politics, but one group with a history of voter fraud, ACORN, is participating in next year's count, raising concerns about the politicization of the decennial survey.
The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now signed on as a national partner with the U.S. Census Bureau in February 2009 to assist with the recruitment of the 1.4 million temporary workers needed to go door-to-door to count every person in the United States — currently believed to be more than 306 million people.

The NAACP will also participate. Although its politics are as hard left as anyone's, at least it doesn't have a long record of fraud.

ACORN, which claims to be a non-partisan grassroots community organization of low- and moderate-income people, came under fire in 2007 when Washington State filed felony charges against several paid ACORN employees and supervisors for more than 1,700 fraudulent voter registrations. In March 2008, an ACORN worker in Pennsylvania was sentenced for making 29 phony voter registration forms. The group's activities were frequently questioned in the 2008 presidential election.

Here's why the census so important that Obama's skeevy chief henchman Rahm "Dead Fish" Emanuel is taking personal control of it, and will use sampling to distort the numbers:

The census is an official count of the country's population mandated by the U.S. Constitution. It is used to determine distribution of taxpayer money through grants and appropriations and the apportionment of the 435 seats in the House of Representatives. Every U.S. household unit, including those occupied by non-citizens and illegal immigrants, must be counted.

Why do I get the feeling the population of Berkeley and the Bronx is about to go way up, while Utah's goes way down?

Connie Hair of Human Events must be psychic. Just over a month ago she wrote (emphasis mine):

In a trend that is expected to continue in the 2010 Census, the 2000 Census proved the population centers were moving out of urban areas and also toward the south which historically means more seats allotted to Republicans. This unconstitutional Democrat solution of statistical sampling tried to compensate for this trend by manipulating the numbers to count what they claim to be uncounted populations in these urban centers to include the homeless as well as illegal aliens who may be either reluctant or unable to participate in the Census. The Obama administration under the direction of the White House is expected to try yet again to statistically manipulate the actual count of Americans by these procedures. Sounds like a job for ACORN.

Progressive luminary Joseph Stalin said,

It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.

Now it's the people who count the people who do the deciding.

Look who will be helping Dead Fish fudge the census.

On tips from Eoin and J.

Dear Leader Dictates

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:55 AM

The community activist ruler our leftist media saddled us with does like to lay down the law.

In one recent example, his hostility to the notion of individuals using firearms to defend themselves has led him to declare that airline pilots will no longer be trusted with the guns that could have been used to prevent the 9/11 attacks. As Ace wonders,

If you don't trust a pilot to carry a gun, what the [@#$%] are you doing allowing him at the controls of a plane carrying 300 people?

From moonbats' bizarre point of view, the pilots are the bad guys, so $2 million of our money has been diverted to hire more supervisory staff, to make sure pilots brush their teeth and wash behind their ears, while unhindered Islamists do as they please, and farcical DHS chief Crappy Nappy mumbles about "man-caused disasters," the latest cringing PC euphemism for terrorism.

In a more alarming overreach, Obama wants to do away with the filibuster, just in case they run out of bribes for Arlen Spector, and Maine's Tweedledumb and Tweedledumber ever figure out what the R's after their names stand for. Steamrolling over Republican opposition will be called the "reconciliation process." This will be used for the legislation most likely to cripple the nation, like nationalizing healthcare and destroying what's left of the economy in the name of global warming lunacy.

Just call it the Imperious Presidency.

Chairman Zero issues his decrees, via PC Free Zone.

Hat tips: Ace of Spades HQ, Hot Air. On tips from Gregory of Yardale.

Moonbat Pride

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:06 AM

If there can be gay pride and even NAMBLA pride, why not moonbat pride? The mission statement of the Menotomy Moonbats:

We are a group of citizens formed to represent the positive ideals embodied in the term "Moonbat[.]" We embrace the idea of dreaming of a positive future. We encourage flights of fancy to create new ideas to bring about that future. We understand that, sometimes, good ideas come from new places. We welcome others to fly with us.

Just drop some acid and flap your arms!

The only apparent purpose of their site is to sell absurdly overpriced coffee mugs. It seems the Monotony Moonbats have yet to transcend capitalism in their quest for socialist utopia.

Proud moonbats in Arlington (formerly Menotomy), Taxachusetts.

On a tip from The MaryHunter.

March 17, 2009

Katrina: A Glimpse of Our Post-American Future

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:22 PM

It can't happen here? It already has:

If a hurricane was excuse enough for these outrages, imagine what will occur after the complete economic collapse that each unfundable spending bill brings closer — and with the sort of people who run New Orleans now in charge of the federal government.

On a tip from SK.

Cincinnati Tea Party Video

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:05 PM took video of Sunday's highly successful Cincinnati Tea Party:

Get your signs ready for April 15. If enough people turn out, even the media will have to notice.

MSNBC Still Stalking Cheney

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:51 PM

In case you missed the news, it has been revealed that Dick Cheney took over the country and ran secret assassination squads:

I will never forgive him for forgetting to assassinate Keith Olbermann and known liar Seymour Hersh.

On a tip from Gregory of Yardale.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:57 AM

Compliments of Diversity Lane.

Bank Punished by Feds for Not Making Bad Loans

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:41 AM

Anyone who doubts that our current economic crisis was largely brought on by liberals forcing banks to apply Affirmative Action to mortgages under the deranged Community Reinvestment Act is referred to one small bank that resisted pressure to make bad loans, the East Bridgewater Savings Bank in Boston. From the Boston Business Journal, via Capital Commerce:

Bad or delinquent loans? Zero. Foreclosures? None. Money set aside in 2008 for anticipated loan losses? Nothing. … The bank even squeaked out a profit of $87,000. And its Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio was 31.6 percent, or more than three times higher than many community banks in Massachusetts. "We're paranoid about credit quality," [CEO Joseph] Petrucelli said.

Companies that make bad loans are showered by the government will $billions stolen from us, our children, and our grandchildren. Responsible banks that only make loans that might be repaid are treated very differently. The FDIC is crawling all over Petrucelli's bank, accusing it of "not advertising and marketing its loan products enough" and giving it a "needs to improve rating" under the disastrous and still operative CRA.

Authoritarian government is all about punishment and reward. Flinging free money to Democrat constituents until you start to drown in red ink will be rewarded with lucrative bailouts. Running a responsible business will be punished by the petty tyrants infesting our Kafkaesque bureaucracy.

Needless to say, the bailouts financing the CRA insanity will only keep companies alive long enough to require more bailouts. Whether you want to call it socialism or fascism, it sure isn't economic freedom, and it sure isn't working.

Hat tip: Hot Air, on a tip from V the K.

Michelle Obama Comics

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:05 AM

Why should the mainstream media have all the fun promoting the Obamination administration? First Marvel gushed over Chairman Zero in a Spider-Man comic, now this:

She's not faster than a speeding bullet or more powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound? Hardly. But First Lady Michelle Obama is poised to become a superhero next month when a biographical comic book hits the stands.

Via Gateway Pundit, who wonders if this will finally make Bride of Obama proud of her country, mean as it is:


But the best Obama comics continue to be available at the highly recommended

On a tip from Burning Hot.

Sinking, Sinking

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:38 AM

The honeymoon is going to be a short one:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 37% of the nation’s voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-two percent (32%) now Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of +5 (see trends).

On January 22, Dear Leader was +30.

This precipitous slide comes despite the overwhelming support of the media and a massive wave of politically correct hype that still hasn't receded. By the 2010 elections, Chairman Zero will be far into the negative, and there's not much the media can do about it. Maybe the government had better bail out Rasmussen to prevent the polls from becoming embarrassing.

For the media, Obama is too big to fail. But then, so was the Titanic.

On a tip from Conan.

Keep Your Guns, But as for the Bullets…

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:01 AM

Apparently not all Dems in Congress are counting on ACORN and a rigged census to get them reelected regardless of what they do to voters, because they are now taking more subtle approaches to undermining our crucial right to bear arms. Part of the strategy is to raise the cost of ammo:

Several days ago, ammunition manufacturers were advised that the Department of Defense has decided to no longer sell empty, once-fired cartridge cases as surplus to companies that polish and reload those empties, recycling them back into the marketplace. Instead, the empty brass will be destroyed so that it cannot be re-loaded, for commercial use, for law enforcement training, for hunting, target shooting, for anything. The result is that at least one company has announced it may no longer offer remanufactured ammunition in two important calibers, 308 Winchester and .223 Remington.

The point is to make life as difficult as possible for gun owners, by any means that comes to mind. Bureaucrats have even taken an environmental angle:

Then came the announcement from the National Park Service that it plans to eliminate lead ammunition and fishing tackle from national parks by next year. While the announcement focused on eliminating lead fishing lures, sinkers and leaded line, and lead bullets used for culling animals — an idea that literally lit the collective fuse of the nation's sportsmen — there's something else afoot here. This would also prevent legally-armed, licensed private citizens from carrying traditional lead ammunition in their defensive handguns.

Concealed carry is allowed in national parks; it's only the ammunition that won't be permitted. After all, the Constitution grants us a right to bear arms, not a right to bear bullets.

Then there's the push to impose microstamping of bullets, which is spreading nationwide from California. This will not solve crimes but facilitate them by driving the cost of ammo through the roof, moving us toward the ultimate objective of a disarmed populace that will be powerless to prevent crimes committed by the State.

On a tip from Nancy. Hat tip: The Shootist.

One Hand Gives, the Other Takes

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:37 AM

The AIG bonus brouhaha has a positive side: it vividly demonstrates that the government should mind its own business, neither bailing out nor hyper-regulating private enterprise. Also, thanks to Chris Dodd, it's providing some comic relief:

Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) on Monday night floated the idea of taxing American International Group (AIG: 0.985, 0.2049, 26.27%) bonus recipients so the government could recoup the $450 million the company is paying to employees in its financial products unit. Within hours, the idea spread to both houses of Congress, with lawmakers proposing an AIG bonus tax.
While the Senate constructed the $787 billion stimulus last month, Dodd unexpectedly added an executive-compensation restriction to the bill. That amendment provides an "exception for contractually obligated bonuses agreed on before Feb. 11, 2009," which exempts the very AIG bonuses Dodd and others are seeking to tax. The amendment is in the final version and is law.
Also, Sen. Dodd was AIG's largest single recipient of campaign donations during the 2008 election cycle with $103,100, according to

If only Dodd would take RINO Senator Charles Grassley's advice to AIG execs, who are encouraged to

come before the American people and take that deep bow and say, I'm sorry, and then either do one of two things: resign or go commit suicide.

Is there anyone left who thinks government bailouts are a good idea?

Clodd: A corrupt kleptocrat who ought to fall on his sword.

On tips from Wiggins and Viking04.

Obama's Sturmabteilung to Be Race-Based

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:34 AM

As if he didn't have enough to do bankrupting the economy, Chairman Zero is moving forward with announced plans to create a "civilian security force" as large and well-funded as the entire military — a massively bloated American version of Germany's Sturmabteilung. Steps are already being taken to ensure that it will not be dominated by the sort of patriots we find in the military, who serve the Constitution, not some Marxist punk community activist, and would be unlikely to fire on Americans in defense of an emerging dictatorship. Check out this paragraph from HR1388, the "GIVE (Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education) Act," under the section on building a "National Civilian Community Corps":

The Director shall take appropriate steps, including through outreach and recruitment activities carried out by the chief executive officer, to increase the percentage of participants in the program who are disadvantaged youth toward 50 percent of all participants by year 2011. The Director shall report to the appropriate committees of Congress biennially on such efforts, any challenges faced, and the annual participation rates of disadvantaged youth in the program.

"Disadvantaged youth" is liberalese for non-Caucasians. Like Hitler's, the socialist dictatorship we are plunging into will be based on race.

Notably, this alarming bill is sponsored by Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY). She was elected after the Colin Ferguson massacre as a one-issue candidate whose only focus was repealing the Second Amendment — which in the end is what defends us not only from Colin Fergusons but from the sort of tyranny she is currently helping to emerge.

Filmed at a polling place in Philadelphia last November 4, these are the kinds of volunteer youths who will be staffing the massive national security force:

Of course, in the future, they will be much better armed. Welcome to New Zimbabwe.

Hat tip: The Conservative Dominion.

Where Are They Now? Berkeley Treetard Tristan Anderson

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:59 AM

Whatever happened to the hippies who were finally made to come down after spending nearly two years living in somebody else's trees in Berkeley? Most of them are probably teaching college classes or serving in the Obama administration, but some have gone on to exciting new adventures:

A veteran Bay Area activist is in stable condition Sunday after being critically injured Friday evening during a protest against the building of a separation barrier in the Palestinian village of Naalin on the West Bank, according to his girlfriend.
Tristan Anderson, 38, of Oakland, underwent surgery to have part of his frontal lobe removed. As of Sunday he was on full life support and heavily medicated at Tel Hashomer hospital in Tel Aviv, his girlfriend Gabrielle Silverman said today in a telephone interview.
"My understanding is that they are trying to let his brain rest as much as possible and do as little work as possible," Silverman said.

Unfortunately that approach to life hasn't helped Anderson much so far.

He was in Naalin to protest against Israel when a tear gas canister hit him in the face, causing the injury. As fate would have it, this event occurred the day before the anniversary of fellow American moonbat Rachel Corrie's transformation into a Fruit Roll-Up under the treads of Israeli bulldozer, whose driver couldn't see her boldly defending some terrorist hideout.

It's a hard old world for witless moonbats, even if they are running the country now.

Taking out the trash in Naalin.

On tips from mike h and Nathaniel M.

March 16, 2009

State-Owned Banks Ask Customers About Political Affiliations

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:17 PM

From Britain, an indication of what it means that the federal government is buying its way into the banking industry with the mountains of money it is stealing from our children:

When I was told by Geoff Robbins, a computer consultant, that he had been asked about his political connections before opening an account with the state-controlled Royal Bank of Scotland it sounded fantastical. Having the state owning the UK banking system is bad enough, but asking about party membership before you open an account? Not in Britain, I thought. And indeed, the RBS press office denied it outright. "We would not ask that question, nor dream of doing so," said an RBS spokeswoman. So had Robbins concocted his story? I doubted it. So I called RBS Streamline myself and pretend to set up an account for credit card processing facility. I used the details of my mother-in-law's real company and when they started to talk politics, I switched on the tape recorder.

Sure enough, the bank wanted to know his mother-in-law's party affiliation, and wouldn't proceed without it:

Later the RBS coughed up a statement, according to which the point is for the bank to identify "Politically Exposed Persons." What that term means, and what it could come to mean, should keep your imagination busy.

On a tip from Gregory of Yardale.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:03 PM

A warning sign some need to see. Via The Trucker's Report, on a tip from Burning Hot.

A Domino Falls in Central America

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:51 AM

It was an inevitable step from media moonbats installing a semi-closeted Marxist president to running for office themselves as open communists. As warned earlier, ex-CNN correspondent Mauricio Funes of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front is now running El Salvador, where he will implement his promised policy of cracking down on economic freedom.

What's next? Try to say President Olbermann without throwing up in your mouth.

On a tip from Lyle.

Unions Offer Bribe to Specter on Card Check

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:10 AM

No doubt Arlen Specter was well rewarded for selling out his party and his country by supporting the obscene Porkulus package. The 30 pieces of silver he will get for voting to abolish secret ballots for unionization are already on the table.

Angling for a critical Senate swing vote to pass the "card check" bill that would make it easier to form unions, Pennsylvania labor leaders promised Sen. Arlen Specter that they will switch union members from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party to help him win a tough 2010 primary election, The Washington Times has learned.
Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President William M. George said he pledged Mr. Specter "all kinds of help from the union" in a series of meetings to woo the Republican senator's support for the bill, which would ease rules favoring secret-ballot elections to unionize workplaces.
"We are pushing to give him help in the primary, including changing Democrats to Republicans for the primary," Mr. George told The Times. "It's hard to do because of other races in the state … but we'll do it for 'card check.' "

Democrats have tampered in Republican primaries before. They got Obama into the White House by saddling the GOP with an awful candidate who likely would have lost to Romney if not for Dems voting in its primaries. But if Spectacle thinks unions are going to save his seat, he's as dumb as he is treacherous — though probably still not dumb enough not the realize the damage the Orwellian Employee Free Choice Act would do to our economy by allowing unions to use bribery and coercion to expand their power, which is the point of doing away with secret ballots.

On a tip from The MaryHunter.

Sara Jane Olson Presents Staffing Opportunity for Obama Administration

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:30 AM

Here's some good news for Chairman Zero, who has had such trouble staffing his bureaucracy: a fellow radical is getting out of jail:

Sara Jane Olson, who was a fugitive for a quarter-century after attempting to kill Los Angeles police officers and participating in a deadly bank robbery near Sacramento as a member of the Symbionese Liberation Army, is scheduled to be released from a California prison next week.

As touched on above, highlights from Sara Jane's resume include placing nail bombs under police cars and participating in a bank robbery during which 42-year-old mother of four Myrna Opsahl, who was depositing a church collection, was murdered with a shotgun.

Granted Olson didn't move in the Weather Underground circles of Obama's longtime friends and enablers Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, but her similar background clearly qualifies her to serve in the current administration on ideological grounds. No doubt Eric Holder would write her a recommendation.

Olson yukking it up with Obama family friend Bernardine Dohrn (Via Brainster).

On a tip from Jack P.

Save the World: Embrace Scum

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:39 AM

Even as global temperatures continue to cool and grownups wonder if we're headed into an ice age, the hysterical shrieking about global warming continues unabated:

It has been a really bad week for the climate. Each day brought depressing news as scientists meeting in Copenhagen told us global warming is taking place more rapidly than expected. The seas are rising faster than predicted; the polar ice caps are melting more quickly; and the Amazon rainforest is doomed unless urgent action is taken.

This outburst is accompanied by 10 Ways to Save the World from the nonexistent threat by wasting money on moonbatty malarkey. My favorite: Embrace Scum. Since we've done that two elections in a row now, it should be no surprise that there is no global warming.

On a tip from Felix.

Newspeak Dictionary Update

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:56 AM

Comrades, revise your Newspeak dictionaries at once:

The European Parliament has banned the terms 'Miss' and 'Mrs' in case they offend female MEPs.
The politically correct rules also mean a ban on Continental titles, such as Madame and Mademoiselle, Frau and Fraulein and Senora and Senorita.
Guidance issued in a new 'Gender-Neutral Language' pamphlet instead orders politicians to address female members by their full name only.
Officials have also ordered that 'sportsmen' be called 'athletes', 'statesmen' be referred to as 'political leaders' and even that 'synthetic' or 'artificial' be used instead of 'man-made'.
The guidance lists banned terms for describing professions, including fireman, air hostess, headmaster, policeman, salesman, manageress, cinema usherette and male nurse.

To show that the EP isn't quite totalitarian, the terms "midwife," "waiter," and "waitress" will continue to be permitted for the time being.

Think of the trees that will be saved as our dictionaries become ever slimmer with each word that is erased from the language in the name of political correctness.

Other helpful EU directives include a requirement that all rubber boots be accompanied by a user's manual in 12 languages.

Cincinnati Shows Tea Parties Are Growing

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:30 AM

Reader Paul H reports from yesterday's Cincinnati Tea Party:

I attended today with my wife and children and about 5,000 other people. We had virtually no local or national press coverage despite it being the largest Tea Party event yet. At one point during the event, a speaker and local talk show host, encouraged people to call the TV stations — which we did. The one bit of TV coverage I have seen was from a reporter from Channel 9 (WCPO). The segment consisted of a brief mention of the event, 3 seconds of footage, and an interview with a local university Moonbat saying people need to support Obama. The reporter also claims he was spat on and felt threatened so he left early. I'm astounded and shocked as 4 or 5 moonbats protesting gay rights would have received coverage on CNN/MSNBC/FOX, et al.

Much as it would like to, the media can't black out these events entirely. From

Thousands of Tri-State residents gathered Sunday on Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati to voice their opposition to government spending bills recently signed by President Barack Obama.
The group called itself the Cincinnati Tea Party, modeled after the Boston Tea Party of 1773.
Many of the demonstrators carried signs with slogans that said "Honk if I'm paying your mortgage" or "Stop spending my allowance." Some even wore tea bags on their hats to make their point.
Cincinnati police estimated the crowd at 4,000 people. Many who spoke with News 5 Sunday afternoon said they're angry, including Congresswoman Jean Schmidt.
"I bet there's 5,000 people here and they're mad, just as I'm mad. They have a right to be mad at the unbridled spending that's happening in Washington," said Schmidt.

Google News currently lists a total of seven news reports nationwide on this rather large demonstration. The media's general resistance to covering the Tea Parties story is part of the story. As the movement builds, people will become aware of the phenomenon — and of how the media tried to cover it up, making the MSM all the more complicit in what's being done to our economy for the sake of advancing socialism.

Read more at Michelle Malkin, and don't forget the Tax Day Tea Party at a town near you.



Photos compliments of Paul H.

Liberal Censorship: It's Not Just for Normal People Anymore

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:14 AM

We had eight years to poke fun at the president at every opportunity with the encouragement of establishment authorities. Apparently, that will have to last us awhile:

Dru Lechert-Kelly, 11, a fifth-grader at Llewellyn Elementary School in Southeast Portland, decided to dress up like his role model and dance to a popular YouTube song that features an Obama look-alike dancing to a parody called "I Can Do Whatever I Like."
Dru performed the skit in front of teachers and students during a rehearsal for Llewellyn's annual talent show Thursday. He wore a navy blue suit, white shirt, red tie, black shoes and an Obama mask purchased at a costume shop. The choreographed routine ended with Dru on the floor in the splits.

The audience loved it. But authorities decreed that Dru could perform the show only if he refrained from wearing the Obama mask. Without the mask, the performance makes no sense, so the show will not go on.

At 11 years old, Dru doesn't know any better to than to be a fan of Chairman Zero. Presumably so are his "parents," a pair of homosexuals who acquired him from a Romanian orphanage and took an active role in his performance:

[B]oth coached their son to "have lots of bop" and "use your shoulders" during his routine.

Considering themselves to be part of a privileged minority class, they squealed in outrage that their little project would be subject to politically correct censorship. But what goes around, comes around.

Dru poses with the forbidden mask.

On a tip from Viking04.

The Price to Be Paid by Greedy Bureauweenies

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:22 AM

Remember New York Governor David Paterson's preposterously greedy $121.1 billion tax plan, whereby he planned to raises taxes on soda, beer, iTunes, taxi rides, movies, et cetera ad nauseam? Not long before releasing the plan, his approval rating was 51%. Now it's at 26% and falling fast.

In related news…

Polling data show that Mr. Obama's approval rating is dropping and is below where George W. Bush was in an analogous period in 2001. Rasmussen Reports data shows that Mr. Obama's net presidential approval rating — which is calculated by subtracting the number who strongly disapprove from the number who strongly approve — is just six, his lowest rating to date. …
The reason for this decline most likely has to do with doubts about the administration's policies and their impact on peoples' lives. There is also a clear sense in the polling that taxes will increase for all Americans because of the stimulus, notwithstanding what the president has said about taxes going down for 95% of Americans. …

As for Chairman Zero's plans to radically expand the size and scope of the federal government:

Only less than a quarter of Americans believe that the federal government truly reflects the will of the people.

The media can dupe some people into voting for a socialist (not that anyone voted for Paterson). But it can't dupe them into liking what he does to them.

On tips from Bradshaw and J.

Nobama Bumper Stickers

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:49 AM

The firearms industry isn't the only business that's booming under Obamunism. There's also a whole new market for bumper stickers. Just a small sampling:


















One more, on a tip from Henry:


March 15, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:06 PM

Surprise — this is from the Village Voice, on a tip from cave ahht.

Parking Apartheid

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:51 PM

Because all those empty handicapper slots aren't quite irritating enough:


Why not save a few words and have the sign read, "MOONBATS ONLY"?

Compliments of Philip S.

Economic Benefit of Obama Regime Discovered

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:17 PM

Incredibly enough, there is a sector of the economy that has actually benefited under Obamanomics — firearms:

Smith and Wesson last week posted third-quarter profits of $2.4 million (£1.7 million), reversing a loss of $1.8 million over the same period the previous year, as its pistol sales leapt 46 per cent and tactical rifle sales more than tripled. Another manufacturer, Sturm Ruger & Co. reported an 81 per cent increase in takings.

The boom in sales has been driven of course by Obama's inevitable attempt to revoke our Second Amendment rights before Hopey Change encounters armed resistance. This attempt is already underway, so buy while you can.

Time to add Chairman Zero's mug to this lineup.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Life Imitates TV Science Fiction

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:56 AM

I always knew the UN was run by space cadets…

Can all the world's problems be solved by watching Sci Fi Channel? The United Nations apparently thinks that's a good place to start, and will host a Battlestar Galactica retrospective and panel discussion on Tuesday to shed light on how the Emmy-winning show has handled such issues as human rights and reconciliation, terrorism, faith, children and warfare, and dialogue among civilizations.

To put the UN's latest farce even farther out of this world, the panel will be moderated by vulgar left-wing comedienne Whoopi Goldberg, whose experience consists of whipping moonbat housewives into mindless frenzies on The View by demanding reverence for abortion, equating resistance to illegal immigration and terrorism with Naziism, and proclaiming that the right of blacks to vote is provisional.

Maybe our money would be better spent if we just paid UN bureauweenies to stay home and watch TV.

Number Six would be an improvement over Ban-Ki Moonbat.

On a tip from Viking04.

Maxine Waters Confessing to Communism

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:22 AM

We can't say we weren't warned:

Soviet-style totalitarianism is alive and well and quickly consolidating power in Washington. Getting our country back after turning it over to these people is going to be like trying to put a broken egg back together.

March 14, 2009

Emetic Calendars

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:33 AM

May there be mercy on us — this actually seems to be on the level:

Or maybe it isn't. Here are a couple of images taken from a PDF of the Prayers for the President 2009 Devotional Calendar:

Because God knows he needs it.

Too bad it wasn't more widely exposed before the election.

Hold on, the second one has been replaced:


I wonder why they felt the need to make the change. It looks like the calendar is on the level after all.

On a tip from marasmius.

Foreign Terrorists Are No Longer "Enemy Combatants"

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:05 AM

The latest Obama strategy to combat the Islamic terrorists who are no doubt busily working away at plans to pull off another catastrophic terror attack in the US is to do away with the term "enemy combatant."

Even among the Taliban, only 5% are "incorrigible" terrorists, according to Obama's foreign policy expert. Why should we alienate them with such an abusive term? From now on, Khalid Sheik Mohammed et al. will be known as Misunderstood Oppressed Freedom Fighters, or MOFFs.

On a tip from SK.

Moonbat Quote of the Day

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:43 AM

Thus spoke Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States, to reporters:

Gimme a f*&$#ing break!

While you can't expect a plagiarist to be able to express himself eloquently, relentless inappropriate use of foul language is a hallmark of today's left. Jon Leibowitz (aka Stewart) couldn't even butcher cringing sacrificial lamb Jim Kramer without dropping the F-bomb on television.

Moonbats are destroying every other aspect of our culture; why should language escape?

Now Plugs is plagiarizing the scribblings on bathroom walls.

On a tip from Viking04.

Oath Keepers Prepare for Chairman Zero's Next Steps

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:06 AM

If this catches on, Obama will be needing his Gestapo-esque "civilian security force" even more than he thought. The Oath Keepers describe themselves as

a non-partisan association of currently serving military, reserves, National Guard, peace officers, and veterans who swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic … and meant it.

Consequently, they affirm and declare the following:

1. We will NOT obey any order to disarm the American people.
2. We will NOT obey any order to conduct warrantless searches of the American people, their homes, vehicles, papers, or effects — such as warrantless house-to house searches for weapons or persons.
3. We will NOT obey any order to detain American citizens as "unlawful enemy combatants" or to subject them to trial by military tribunal.
4. We will NOT obey orders to impose martial law or a "state of emergency" on a state, or to enter with force into a state, without the express consent and invitation of that state's legislature and governor.
5. We will NOT obey orders to invade and subjugate any state that asserts its sovereignty and declares the national government to be in violation of the compact by which that state entered the Union.
6. We will NOT obey any order to blockade American cities, thus turning them into giant concentration camps.
7. We will NOT obey any order to force American citizens into any form of detention camps under any pretext.
8. We will NOT obey orders to assist or support the use of any foreign troops on U.S. soil against the American people to "keep the peace" or to "maintain control" during any emergency, or under any other pretext. We will consider such use of foreign troops against our people to be an invasion and an act of war.
9. We will NOT obey any orders to confiscate the property of the American people, including food and other essential supplies, under any emergency pretext whatsoever.
10. We will NOT obey any orders which infringe on the right of the people to free speech, to peaceably assemble, and to petition their government for a redress of grievances.

Obama et al.'s strategy has been to move very quickly, burying radical legislation in gargantuan spending bills they push through under cover of the complicit liberal media before opposition can cohere. Kudos to the Oath Keepers for getting a step ahead. Unless the collectivists running Washington are economic cretins, they know that flushing $trillions down the toilet during a severe recession will likely collapse the economy, resulting in the chaos totalitarians are adept at exploiting. They're planning on it. Those who believe this country is worth fighting for had better plan on it too.

On a tip from Michael S.

March 13, 2009

Obama Doesn't Want to Pay for Medical Care for Wounded Vets

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:29 AM

The Obama administration has been throwing our money around by the $trillions, quadrupling the national debt in only a few weeks. But there is one expenditure so frivolous that not even Chairman Zero will accede to it: medical care for wounded vets:

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki confirmed Tuesday that the Obama administration is considering a controversial plan to make veterans pay for treatment of service-related injuries with private insurance.

As Obama's insane spending spree inevitably causes the economy to collapse, things are going to get ugly. He'd best not expect the military to fire on fellow Americans on his behalf. Although it is nice that he cares enough about the troops to want them to have the private healthcare he is in the process of denying to the rest of us.

Hat tips: Hot Air, Jawa Report; on tips from Burning Hot and AC.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:08 AM

Big Government is watching you. On a tip from Atomic Lib Smasher.

The New Normal We're Moving Toward

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:00 AM

From Pittsfield, Taxachusetts, where homosexual marriage is officially normal:

A woman who allegedly intended to artificially inseminate her wife with her brother's semen has been charged with domestic assault and battery. …
Jennifer A. Lighten, 33, told police that Stephanie Lighten, her wife, was "all liquored up" when she returned to their Lincoln Street apartment, where the defendant then allegedly tried to use a syringe to inseminate her, according to a police report. …
According to a report by Pittsfield Police Officer Kipp D. Steinman: "Jennifer said that Stephanie had a 'turkey baster and her brother's semen in a sealed container.' Jennifer said she told Stephanie that she didn't want to get pregnant." …
That's allegedly when Stephanie threw Jennifer on the couch, grabbed at her clothes and threatened to impregnate her, police said.
Jennifer broke free, ran into the bathroom and locked the door. Stephanie "then broke the bathroom door down," police said, hurting her wrist in the process.
When Stephanie went to retrieve an ice pack from the freezer, Jennifer bolted from the apartment and attempted to get away in the couple's sport utility vehicle, police said. …
According to Officer John Bassi, a witness at the scene claimed Stephanie "was hanging on the SUV door handle, trying to get into the car." Amber Hunt told Bassi that Stephanie nearly caused an accident when the vehicle narrowly missed hitting a tree in the front yard of Hunt's Spring Street home.

Despite all the excitement, everything's okay now. A judge has ordered Stephanie to "refrain from abuse," and police confiscated the semen. If Jennifer does get raped by her "wife," she can always just get an abortion anyway.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Obama's Nominee for Key Post at Justice Department Was Johnny Taliban's Lawyer

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:26 AM

Remember John Walker Lindh, the spoilt brat from moonbatty Marin County who went to Afghanistan to join the jihad? Osama bin Laden thanked him personally for his service to evil before he was captured on the battlefield by fellow Americans. In wiser times Johnny Taliban would have been promptly executed, but as Jane Fonda established, treason is no longer a crime we take seriously.

Even most lawyers wouldn't have the stomach to defend scum like Lindh. But San Francisco's Tony West was up for the job. He even got prosecutors to drop a restriction on Lindh's foreign travel, so that he could go visit Muslims' magic meteor in Mecca.

West has more unsavory work in his future. James Lileks reports:

Tony West is the President's nominee to head the Justice Department's Civil Division. If you want to know how far we are past 9/11, there's your answer: John Walker Lindh's defense attorney is going to work for Justice. I'm not saying he wouldn't do a perfectly competent job.
It just seems like one of those things that might have stuck out, once upon a time.

Incidentally, West helped raise $65 million for Chairman Zero's campaign.

America has truly been conquered from within.

West's qualifications are obvious.

Hat tip: Jawa Report, on a tip from Burning Hot.

Chicoms Warn USA on Economic Insanity

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:57 AM

First KGB alumnus and current Russian strongman Vladimir Putin warned us not to commit economic suicide by going off the rails into socialism, now it's the nominally still communist Chinese:

China's premier didn't say it in so many words, but the implied warning to Washington was blunt: Don't devalue the dollar through reckless spending.
Premier Wen Jiabao's message is unlikely to be misunderstood at the White House. It is counting on Beijing to help pay for its stimulus package by buying U.S. bonds. China already is Washington's biggest foreign creditor, with an estimated $1 trillion in U.S. government debt. A weaker dollar would erode the value of those assets.
"Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I'm a little bit worried," Wen said at a news conference Friday after the closing of China's annual legislative session. "I would like to call on the United States to honor its words, stay a credible nation and ensure the safety of Chinese assets."

As America's economy is taken down by the Marxists who have control of the government, it will bring the world's economy down with it. Maybe the Moonbat Messiah will unite all the world after all — against his insane Cloward-Piven spending orgy.

On a tip from Name.

An Inconvenient Trend (for the Goracle)

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:18 AM

A minor revision to yesterday's graph of the declining global warming gullibility index:


Nice work, Prince Albert!

Given Gore's level of credibility, if he really wants us to believe in global warming, he should tell us the truth — that it's a pack of lies.

With thanks to Watts Up With That? reader Clive, on a tip from Smokey.

Autocratic Judge Condemns Kids to Public School

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:40 AM

Hitler didn't allow homeschooling; why would the statist fanatics who have taken over our country? A judge in increasingly moonbatterized North Carolina has laid down the law.

Judge Ned Mangum (presumably no relation to Crystal) has decreed that Vanessa Mills be stripped of her right to homeschool her three kids, who have been learning at home for four years and consequently test two years above grade level, apparently because the ideas she's been teaching them need to be "challenged." Mills is a conservative Christian; as an apparatchik in the legal establishment, Mangum is most likely a moonbat.

The judge admits that Mills has done a "good job" of homeschooling. In addition to their academic success, the kids have been involved in swim team, history club, and other activities. But the state has a vested interest in ensuring that all children are subjected to official indoctrination, else they might grow up to believe in right and wrong, instead of politically correct and incorrect.

On a tip from SK.

Democretins Rush to Failure

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:12 AM

We have a winner in the Democrat Party's jejune contest to find a caption denouncing El Rushbo for display on a billboard in his hometown:


Maybe these idiots should paste "Paid for by the Democrat Party" across the top so that passersby don't think it's an ad for Rush's excellent show.

Hat tip: Power Line, on a tip from Gregory of Yardale.

Wealth Flees the Country to Escape Looters

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:52 AM

Tax and spend liberals have been driving anyone interested in producing wealth out of California, leaving the state on the brink of bankruptcy. Chairman Zero and friends must figure this won't be a problem for them, because you can't escape the federal Leviathan by moving from one state to another. But then, you could always take your productive activity out of the country completely…

[A] wave of energy companies has in the last few months announced plans to move to Switzerland — mainly for its appeal as a low-tax corporate domicile that looks relatively likely to stay out of reach of Barack Obama's tax-seeking administration.
In a country with scant crude oil production of its own, the virtual energy boom has changed the canton or state of Zug, about 30 minutes' drive from Zurich, beyond all recognition. Its economy was based on farming until it slashed tax rates to attract commerce after World War Two.
It still has a chocolate-box old town with views over a lake to the high Alps, but is now surrounded by gleaming corporate offices — including commodity trader Glencore and oil refiner Petroplus — shopping malls and housing developments. …
Swiss cantons are free to set their own tax rates. For example in Zug, corporate tax is about 16 percent but can fall as low as 9.5 percent for companies that do most of their business outside Switzerland. That compares with an average global corporate tax rate of 25.9 percent, according to consultancy KPMG.

If the government had any interest in ending the recession, it would slash taxes; America could be booming like Switzerland. But the Obama regime is not about to let a crisis go to waste by letting it end.

On a tip from J.

March 12, 2009

Muslims Welcome British Soldiers Home

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:20 PM

Don't worry, arrests were made. Two men were arrested — for supporting the troops. The charge was "racially aggravated harassment." The Muslims were of course sheltered by the police.

Soon it will be time for British soldiers to do their fighting closer to home.

Hat tip: Pat Dollard, on a tip from puffdaddy.

Where Not to Bring Your Moonbat Date

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:44 PM

I've figured out where to send the vacationing terrorists when they close down Club Gitmo:

On a tip from SnowSnake.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:21 AM

For those with the stomach, here's an entire collection of awful Obama art. On a tip from Gregory of Yardale.

American Sovereignty May Be LOST

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:03 AM

One of the long-term ramifications of putting people who don't like our country in charge of our government is the likely passage of the insane Law of the Sea Treaty , which would turn over an alarming degree of authority to the corrupt and relentlessly anti-American United Nations — including jurisdiction over our rivers.

LOST — the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea, also called the Law of the Sea Treaty — regulates all things oceanic, from fishing rights, navigation lanes and environmental concerns to what lies beneath: the seabed's oil and mineral wealth that companies hope to explore and exploit in coming years.
But critics say the treaty, which declares the sea and its bounty the "universal heritage of mankind," would redistribute American profits and have a reach extending into rivers and streams all the way up the mighty Mississippi.

Only traitors and fools would support turning over our sovereignty to hostile foreigners, so LOST failed to make headway for years. But the traitors and fools are in the driver's seat now.

Sen. John Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said during a January confirmation hearing that he intends to push for ratification. "We are now laying the groundwork for and expect to try to take up the Law of the Sea Treaty. So that will be one of the priorities of the committee, and the key here is just timing — how we proceed."
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, saying the treaty is vital for American businesses and the Navy, told Kerry that his committee "will have a very receptive audience in our State Department and in our administration."

Non-moonbats are less receptive:

But critics say clauses built into the treaty could directly harm American interests. They say it could force the U.S. to comply with unspecified environmental codes, and that the treaty gives environmental activists the legal standing to sue over river pollution and shut down industry, simply because rivers feed into the sea.
The treaty allows environmental groups to bring lawsuits to the Law of the Sea Tribunal in Germany, a panel of 21 U.N. judges who would have say over pollution levels in American rivers. Their rulings would have the force law in the U.S., according to a reading in a 2008 Supreme Court decision by Justice John Paul Stevens.
"You've got an unaccountable tribunal that will surely be stacked with jurists hostile to our interests," said Chris Horner, author of "Red Hot Lies," a book critical of environmentalists. "This would never pass muster if the Senate held an open, public debate about this."

Unfortunately public debate is no longer how things are done in Washington— as we've seen with the gargantuan spending bills that have put the country on a course to bankruptcy.

Like most all initiatives favored by liberals, the idea is to grab not only power but money:

"You have to pay royalties on the value of anything you extract (from the deep seabed), those royalties to be distributed as the new bureaucracy sees fit, primarily to landlocked countries and underdeveloped countries," said Steven Groves, a fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation. American money would also go to fund the International Seabed Authority, which Groves warned "would have the potential to become the most massive U.N. bureaucracy on the planet."
"The whole theory of the treaty is that the world's oceans and everything below them are the common heritage of mankind," said Groves. "Very socialist."

How else will this latest outrage screw us over? We'll have to wait and see.

Its complexity … still beguiles even experts, who say it is unlikely to be understood when brought to a vote in the Senate.
"The thing is about 150 pages long — meaning there are exactly zero people in the Senate who have read it," said Groves.

Congresscritters weren't given time to read Porkzilla before passing it, why should they bother to read this? The important thing is that it hurts America, so it will have full Democrat support.

Soon to fly over the mighty Mississippi.

On a tip from Chad.

UN's Greedy Chief Bureauweenie Calls USA a Deadbeat Donor

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:11 AM

The USA hosts the United Nations and is by far its largest financial supporter, providing 22% of this nefarious institution's operating budget. In return, this is the gratitude we receive from head UN bureauweenie Ban Ki-Moonbat:

A day after his White House meeting with President Obama, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon raised congressional hackles by calling the United States a "deadbeat" donor to the world body.

American taxpayers may shower monsoons of money on the UN, but we're not doing it fast enough.

Don't count William Delahunt among the congresscritters whose hackles were raised. Hugo Chavez's buddy from Taxachusetts chairs a subcommittee that oversees US participation in this den of iniquity. He thinks Ki-Moonbat's "argument is well stated."

Chairman Zero is likely to agree. As Thomas Lifson notes:

An organization spouting idealistic rhetoric, but systemically corrupt, will probably gain stature and power during Obama's tenure. He seems to prefer outsourcing tasks, as opposed to bothering with them as an actual executive, and it strikes me as likely he will find the UN a useful body. And of course, he is in sympathy (if not more) with the leftist/third world gang that runs the place.

America has become a kakistocracy. Why not the whole world?

Ban Ki-Moonbat wants your money and he wants it now.

On a tip from Refuter of Liberal Vermin.

Dear IRS

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:44 AM

Since Timothy Geithner gets to be in charge of the IRS and Charlie Rangel gets to chair the committee that writes our tax laws despite both being tax cheats, and Harry Weed says we pay taxes voluntarily, maybe instead of coughing up my hard-earned money so that Big Government can flush it down the toilet, I'll just send the IRS a letter like this one that appeared in the Times Record News of Wichita Falls, Texas:

Dear IRS,
I am sorry to inform you that I will not be able to pay taxes owed April 15, but all is not lost.
I have paid these taxes: accounts receivable tax, building permit tax, CDL tax, cigarette tax, corporate income tax, dog licence tax, federal income tax, unemployment tax, gasoline tax, hunting licence tax, fishing licence tax, waterfowl stamp tax, inheritance tax, inventory tax, liquor tax, luxury tax, medicare tax, city, school and county property tax (up 33 percent last 4 years), real estate tax, social security tax, road usage tax, toll road tax, state and city sales tax, recreational vehicle tax, state franchise tax, state unemployment tax, telephone federal excise tax, telephone federal state and local surcharge tax, telephone minimum usage surcharge tax, telephone state and local tax, utility tax, vehicle licence registration tax, capitol gains tax, lease severance tax, oil and gas assessment tax, Colorado property tax, Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, Oklahoma and New Mexico sales tax, and many more that I can't recall but I have run out of space and money.

The letter goes on to request the same treatment prominent Democrats receive when they fail to pay taxes, and promises a partial payment as soon as the stimulus check arrives.

On a tip from Travis A.

Newest Crime Against Political Correctness: Large Eggs

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:22 AM

These days liberals trying to find new things for us to feel guilty about really have to stretch — but not as much as chickens laying large eggs:

It might make a larger omelette but a bigger egg isn't necessarily a better one — and it certainly doesn't make the hen that laid it very happy.
That is the view of the chairman of the British Free Range Producers' Association, who says that if you want to be kind to hens, you should eat medium, not large or very large, eggs.
"It can be painful to the hen to lay a larger egg," Tom Vesey, who keeps 16,000 hens on 45 acres at Dingestow, Monmouth, told The Times. "There is also the stress, which is a big problem as it takes more out of hens to lay large eggs. It would be kinder to eat smaller eggs."

Christine Nicol, who is actually paid to be a Professor of Animal Welfare at the University of Bristol, claims that bloodstains have been spotted on large eggs. Government regulations limiting egg size will follow soon.

Be glad you're not the hen that laid this one.

On a tip from Bill V.

Global Warming Gullibility Index Trends Downward

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:02 AM

The Dems are pushing through their cap-n-trade kneecapping of the American economy just in time, because the wheels are finally coming off the global warming hoax. Despite a relentless barrage of propaganda from the media, 41% of Americans are aware that the alleged crisis is exaggerated:


No wonder prominent hoaxers like NASA bureaucrat James Hansen have become so desperate that they want "deniers" thrown in prison. Lies about the weather can only be propped up for so long — except among Democrats, only 20% of whom can see through the transparent fraud.

On a tip from mega.

SPECTOR's Daily Conference Call

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:25 AM

If Chairman Zero doesn't know what private citizen he should attack in his next lame attempt to distract us from what he's doing to the economy, he can always ask the Soros-financed Commie Conference. From Politico:

The vast new left-wing conspiracy sets its tone every morning at 8:45 a.m., when officials from more than 20 labor, environmental and other Democratic-leaning groups dial into a private conference call hosted by two left-leaning Washington organizations.
The "8:45 A.M. call," as it's referred to by members, began three weeks ago, and it marks a new level in coordination by the White House's allies at a time when the conservative opposition is struggling for a toe-hold and major agenda items like health care reform appear closer than ever to passage.
The call has helped attempts to link the Republican Party to radio host Rush Limbaugh, and has served as the launching ground for attacks on critics of Obama's policy proposals. It springs from a recognition of what was lacking in the Clinton years, said Jennifer Palmieri, the senior vice president for communications at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, one of the groups hosting the call. …
Though White House officials do not participate in the calls, Palmieri said, the new infrastructure is closely tied to the White House. [CAP president John] Podesta directed Obama's transition, and Americans United for Change exists largely to run ads promoting the White House agenda.

The purpose is to single out enemies of Chairman Zero's push for power, and to destroy them.

The call has proved particularly effective at coordinating attacks on critics, said Jacki Schechner, the national communications director for Health Care for America Now, a labor-backed alliance of groups that support Democratic efforts to expand health care.
"There's a coordination in terms of exposing the people who are trying to come out against reform [i.e., collectivism] — they've all got backgrounds and histories and pasts, and it's not taking long to unearth that and to unleash that, because we're all working together," Schechner said.

This council of kooks is responsible for the White House's bizarre propaganda war against El Rushbo:

The results of the new coordination are perhaps most obvious in the ongoing effort to saddle the Republican Party and its allies with radio host Rush Limbaugh's hope that Obama "fails." The Center for American Progress's blog seized on Limbaugh's "fail" comment early, as did congressional Democrats, and participants in the call drove it well beyond its obvious political range.

As Rush has proven, he can easily handle anything these idiot apparatchiks might throw at him. Others may prove more vulnerable. Remember how Obamunists went after Joe the Plumber, Rick Santelli, and Jim Cramer? Stick out from the flock and you could be next.

Paying the bills for the sinister Center for American Progress.

On a tip from Gregory of Yardale. Hat tip: The Conservative Dominion.

March 11, 2009

Why the Islamization of Europe Could Mean Fewer Italian Restaurants

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:10 PM

Warning: is most definitely not safe for work.

Compliments of Aussie-John.

Plugs: Only 5% of Taliban Terrorists Are Incorrigible

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:57 PM

Remember when the Moonbat Messiah picked Joe Biden as his VP in part to provide foreign policy expertise? Here's Plugs on the Taliban terrorists who facilitated 9/11 and who are killing civilians and our troops in Afghanistan to this day:

Only 5% of Taliban terrorists are real troublemakers. The rest we can do business with. No wonder Chairman Zero has decided to make friends with them.

On tips from AC and Wiggins.

Buyer's Remorse Already Setting In

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:03 AM

Liberals may be starting to realize that when the catastrophic farce of Obama's presidency goes down like the Hindenburg, they're going down with it. Grouses self-described Obama supporter Camille Paglia:

[F]ree the president from his flacks, fixers and goons — his posse of smirky smart alecks and provincial rubes, who were shrewd enough to beat the slow, pompous Clintons in the mano-a-mano primaries but who seem like dazed lost lambs in the brave new world of federal legislation and global statesmanship.
Heads should be rolling at the White House for the embarrassing series of flubs that have overshadowed President Obama's first seven weeks in office and given the scattered, demoralized Republicans a huge boost toward regrouping and resurrection. …
First it was that chaotic pig rut of a stimulus package, which let House Democrats throw a thousand crazy kitchen sinks into what should have been a focused blueprint for economic recovery. Then it was the stunt of unnerving Wall Street by sending out a shrill duo of slick geeks (Timothy Geithner and Peter Orszag) as the administration's weirdly adolescent spokesmen on economics. Who could ever have confidence in that sorry pair?
And then there was the fiasco of the ham-handed White House reception for British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, which was evidently lacking the most basic elements of ceremony and protocol. Don't they read the "Iliad" anymore in the Ivy League? Check that out for the all-important ritual of gift giving, which has cemented alliances around the world for 5,000 years. …
The orchestrated attack on radio host Rush Limbaugh … has made the White House look like an oafish bunch of drunken frat boys. … Has the administration gone mad? This entire fracas was set off by the president himself, who lowered his office by targeting a private citizen by name. … To attack Rush Limbaugh is to attack his audience — and to intensify the loyalty of his fan base. … Only ignoramuses believe that Rush speaks for the Republican Party. On the contrary, Rush as a proponent of heartland conservatism has waged open warfare with the Washington party establishment for years.

Paglia isn't ready to question The Anointed One's divinity; she seems to think the main problem is his staff failing to live up to his greatness. But it will soon be clear to one and all that this greatness is based on absolutely nothing but hype from an increasingly discredited liberal media establishment.

Artistic depiction of Obama presidency.

On tips from SK and Byron.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:02 AM


Why Obama Is Nothing Like a Chimp

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:50 AM

Moonbats compared GWB to a chimp at every opportunity, but it would be unfair to do the same with Chairman Zero, despite his resemblance to Curious George — unfair to chimpanzees, that is. Consider Santino the chimp, who every morning collects rocks inside his enclosure at a Swedish zoo. Around midday, he commences to hurl them at the humans gathered outside. I Hate the Media contrasts him with Obama:

Unlike President Obama, the chimp developed a clear plan and followed it.
Unlike President Obama, the chimp knows he must save his assets and not throw them away all at once.
Unlike President Obama, the chimp believes in stockpiling weapons to use against his enemies.
Unlike President Obama, the chimp is dedicated to defending his homeland.
Unlike President Obama, the chimp didn't announce that he wanted to negotiate with any of the "moderate" humans who hold him captive.
Unlike President Obama, the chimp hasn't announced that he will stop throwing rocks in 19 months.
And finally, unlike President Obama, the chimp didn't demand that the rich gorillas in the next cage share their rocks with him.

To sum up:

I knew Santino the chimp. Santino the chimp was a friend of mine. Mr. President, you're no Santino the chimp.
Santino the chimp salutes Chairman Zero.

On a tip from Burning Hot.

Top Taliban Operations Officer Is Gitmo Alumnus

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:26 AM

It's a good thing the Obama Administration is now making friends with the Taliban, because the release of vacationers from Club Gitmo is beefing up its top ranks:

The Taliban's new top operations officer in southern Afghanistan had been a prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention center, the latest example of a freed detainee who took a militant leadership role and a potential complication for the Obama administration's efforts to close the prison.
U.S. authorities handed over the detainee to the Afghan government, which in turn released him, according to Pentagon and CIA officials.
Abdullah Ghulam Rasoul, formerly Guantanamo prisoner No. 008, was among 13 Afghan prisoners released to the Afghan government in December 2007. Rasoul is now known as Mullah Abdullah Zakir, a nom de guerre that Pentagon and intelligence officials say is used by a Taliban leader who is in charge of operations against U.S. and Afghan forces in southern Afghanistan.
The officials, who spoke anonymously because they are not authorized to release the information, said Rasoul has joined a growing faction of former Guantanamo prisoners who have rejoined militant groups and taken action against U.S. interests. Pentagon officials have said that as many as 60 former detainees have resurfaced on foreign battlefields.

If they're caught again, they'll be released again, after fattening up in our luxurious terrorist vacation facilities, where they will no longer be inconvenienced by anything but the gentlest interrogations.

Terrorists must love having their allies in charge of our government.

On a tip from Viking04.

Our Government: Our Enemies' Friend, Our Friends' Enemy

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:09 AM

People profoundly hostile to America have taken control of the American government, producing a bizarre foreign policy situation in which friends are treated as enemies and enemies as friends. Obama's eagerness to shower our money upon Palestinians and appalling rudeness toward Britain are hardly the only examples. Take Cuba and Colombia:

The $410 billion Omnibus spending bill, now working its way through the Senate for a second time, contains a buried provision to ease U.S. economic sanctions on the island.
Cuban-Americans will be given special travel privileges to visit relatives on Cuba, and be able to send unlimited remittances. Restrictions on food and medicine sales will be dropped, and goods sent to Cuba may even qualify for U.S. trade credits.
The Castro dictatorship, which controls all economic activity in Cuba, would no doubt benefit handsomely from this. Fees skimmed from remittances would beef up state coffers by the billions, while trade credits will let Cuba buy our goods with our money. Spies, too, will have a field day with freer travel.
And in return for all this, Castro gives … nothing.

Colombia is a free country that has been an enormous help against terrorim and the drug trade, and has put its own soldiers into combat on our behalf. All it wants in return is a free trade agreement, which it has been promised repeatedly, but it won't be getting one from the current regime.

Cuba, by contrast, urged Russia to unleash nuclear attacks on the U.S. in 1962 and again in 1981. It attempted to unleash a 9/11-style terror attack on Manhattan's subways in 1962 before the plot was foiled. It sheltered terrorists and drug dealers, not to mention U.S. fugitives. It now conducts active spying operations against the U.S., plans Russian bases, and undermines the U.S. at the U.N.

Cuba is a communist police state, where you can be imprisoned or killed for advocating the freedoms available in Colombia. That our government would side with it while shafting Colombia sheds terrifying light on what's going on in Washington.

On a tip from Byron.

More of Our Money Showered on Palestinians

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:40 AM

Our socialist rulers must think ACORN and a fudged census will enable them to avoid ever having to run in an honest election again. How else to explain the arrogance with which they shower our money on our enemies? First Obama spends $millions to import Palestinians into the USA. Then the government decides to hand over almost $1 billion of our money during a severe recession to Hamas terrorists as a reward for shooting rockets at Israeli civilians. Now this:

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has announced a new million-dollar scholarship program to help Palestinian students enroll at Palestinian and American universities.

It sure pays to have helped Chairman Zero into power.

Palestinians celebrating 9/11.

On tips from Cory D and mega.

Feds Go After Sheriff Joe

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:08 AM

The bad guys taking total control of the federal government is not good news for local officials who do their jobs with integrity. An example is legendary Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who has repeatedly stood up to moonbat slugs like Phoenix Mayor Filmstrip Phil Gordon and former Arizona Governor Janet "Crappy Nappy" Napolitano, enforcing immigration laws despite the political elite not wanting them enforced. Farcically, Sheriff Joe's nemesis Nappy is now head of Homeland Security. No one should be surprised that he now has the feds pounding on his door:

Federal authorities have told a high-profile Arizona sheriff that they will investigate his department over allegations of discriminatory practices and unconstitutional searches and seizures.
The U.S. Justice Department said in a letter delivered Tuesday to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio that the investigation will focus on alleged patterns of discrimination based on a person's national origin.

Given the situation around Phoenix, which thanks to invading criminals from south of the border is now second only to Mexico City in kidnappings, Arpaio's main job is to round up Mexicans. Punishing him for "discrimination of a person's national origin" would be like punishing Sergeant York for picking on Germans — which our current rulers no doubt would do, given their habit of sucking up to enemies (Iran, Palestinians, invading Mexican criminals) even while alienating friends (Britain, Israel, Colombia).

Without Sheriff Joe, Phoenix will turn into Tijuana.

On a tip from Wiggins.

March 10, 2009

Obama Gets an F Even From MSNBC Readers

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:52 PM

The slobbering love affair with the Moonbat Messiah is prevalent throughout the establishment media, but reaches the apex of absurdity at MSNBC, where even the thinnest pretense of professionalism is sacrificed to obsequious idolatry of Chairman Zero by the likes of Chris Matthews, who gets a thrill up his leg when he hears our Dear Leader read a teleprompter. You would think that a poll on MSNBC's website asking readers to grade BHO's performance would produce an A+ average. But liberals have had 50 days to get a taste of just how big a mess they've gotten us all into. The current results:


For all the extravagant hype, the bloom is off the rose in less than two months.

Hat tip: Jawa Report, on a tip from Burning Hot.

Connecticut Bureaucracy Moves to Annex Catholic Church

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:04 AM

So much for the separation of Church and State. From American Papist:

This past Thursday, March 5, the Judiciary Committee of the Connecticut State Legislature, which is chaired by Sen. Andrew McDonald of Stamford and Rep. Michael Lawlor of East Haven, introduced a bill that directly attacks the Roman Catholic Church and our Faith.
This bill violates the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. It forces a radical reorganization of the legal, financial, and administrative structure of our parishes. This is contrary to the Apostolic nature of the Catholic Church because it disconnects parishes from their Pastors and their Bishop. Parishes would be run by boards from which Pastors and the Bishop would be effectively excluded.
This bill, moreover, is a thinly-veiled attempt to silence the Catholic Church on the important issues of the day, such as same-sex marriage.

Leftists hate Christianity because it is a bastion against the moral corruption that facilitates totalitarianism. Apparently efforts of moonbats like Rowan Williams to subvert it from within are not proceeding quickly enough, so ham-fisted government coercion must be applied.

On a tip from Gregory of Yardale.

Even the Cost of Dying Is Racist

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:47 AM

According to new research, end-of-life healthcare costs are much higher for blacks and Hispanics than for whites:

It's not that minorities are being charged more than whites. It's that they tend to get more costly, intensive treatments including feeding tubes and other invasive medical procedures near death. …
Medicare costs in those final [six] months averaged $20,166 for whites. Among blacks, they were $26,704, about 30 percent higher; and among Hispanics, $31,702 or almost 60 percent higher.

Since the moral of every media story involving race must be that nonwhites are oppressed by Farrakhan's blue-eyed devils, the explanations offered for this are tortuous in the extreme. An awkward attempt is made to leave the impression that nonwhites receive more healthcare when they're dying because they receive less healthcare when they're not dying, which results in their deaths being more severe, or something along those lines.

The most reasonable explanation is hinted at by Ezekiel Emanuel of the National Institutes of Health:

Some of it may be fear-based.

That is, physicians fear they will be accused of racism if they don't spend the hospital into bankruptcy to keep nonwhites alive a few minutes longer. On the other hand, physicians are more likely to "pull the plug" on whites, which won't result in Al Sharpton picketing or Eric Holder conducting an investigation.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Okay to Hate

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:03 AM

Atlanta's City Hall East has some art on display that moonbats will no doubt praise as "provocative":

The piece that is garnering all of the attention is called "Formula For Hatred." … The piece has 32 flags, with a hidden message that reads, "Politically It's Okay To Hate The White Man."

The artist is Hispanic. The curator responsible for placing it in City Hall is black. Presumably, the police officers who want it taken down are among the white men who it's okay to hate.

Formula for left-wing bigotry.

On a tip from nancz.


The artist actually intended this as countermoonbattery (on a tip from Todd R). When it comes to moonbattery, it's never easy to tell what's on the level.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:44 AM

Compliments of SK.

Ward Churchill Trial Underway

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:35 AM

Moonbat professor Ward Churchill, who was finally fired from University of Colorado for fabricating and plagiarizing his inflammatory anti-American scholarly scribblings, is underway in Denver. Mental Ward is suing because he says he was fired for his political views, which are best summarized by his assertion that the victims of the Muslim atrocities of 9/11 were "little Eichmanns."

Looking at the Left analyzes the faux Indian's legal strategy:

To understand a man's actions or crimes, the law considers motives, but the University of Colorado (CU Boulder) did not look at his motives as a criminal court does. Ward is the one bringing up his politics as his defense, but he is only highlighting his motive for committing the academic "crimes" he was found guilty of. This is a good development, as it will clarify to the public what is in this man's heart and what inspires him and other Marxist pseudo-academics.

At least Churchill must be encouraged to know that Obama mentor Bill Ayers isn't his only supporter. There's also this lonely ACLU guy:


Churchill's sideshow is attracting much less attention, now that fifth-columnists have learned how to package his ideology for mainstream consumption so effectively as to install the personification of it in the White House.

15% of Porkulus Jobs Will Go to Illegal Aliens

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:08 AM

It's nice to know that some people who work for a living will actually benefit from the Porkzilla cornucopia. Too bad more of them aren't American citizens:

Tens of thousands of jobs created by the economic stimulus law could end up filled by illegal immigrants, particularly in big states such as California where undocumented workers are heavily represented in construction, experts on both sides of the issue say.

E-Verify will not be used to weed out the illegals, despite the noble efforts of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL).

The important thing is that the jobs don't go to white male construction workers — right, Robert Reich?

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin, on a tip from Burning Hot.

El Salvador's Barack Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:32 AM

Maybe it's just as well Ronaldus Maximus didn't live to see what the world is rotting into. Remember how he stood up to the moonbats in Congress to defend El Salvador from communism? The Marxist Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) is now poised to take over the country democratically, just as its ideological brethren took over the USA. Its candidate for president is Mauricio Funes, who is marketing himself as El Salvador's Barack Obama, even borrowing the "Yes we can" slogan that Chairman Zero in turn borrowed from militant illegal aliens.

Like Obama, Funes's qualifications consist of immersion in leftist ideology rather than executive experience. He was a correspondent for CNN en Espanol.


On a tip from J.

Moonbat Light Switches

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:12 AM

Readers were warned that totalitarian moonbats are taking control of our thermostats. But even that's not enough; now they want control of light switches. The latest intrusion into our homes is the SmartSwitch light switch:

Conserving energy is one of those things that you may want to do, but you've never gotten around to it, and you're not exactly sure how to start — because, well, thinking about stuff is hard. The SmartSwitch prototype — designed by Peter Russo and Brendan Wypich at Stanford University — works on just that idea: turning lights on and off is a reflexive action that you barely think about… unless you get some resistance. The modded light switch is equipped with a network connection and a brake pad, and each time you try to turn on a light in your home, it makes a judgment about the overall current electricity levels being used, and gives resistance, making the switch harder to turn on, if the network determines the levels of usage to be high.

There was a time when technology was applied to advance comfort and convenience. In a world driven insane by moonbattery, the opposite is the case.

On a tip from Elimore F.

Dems Call for Anti-Rush Slogans

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:57 AM

With GWB gone, moonbats are stepping up their campaign to establish El Rushbo as the new Emmanuel Goldstein for their 24/7 version of the Two Minutes Hate. Typically at a loss for ideas, the gang of degenerate looters known as the Democrat Party is calling on the public to come up with nasty things to say about Rush on a billboard in West Palm Beach, Florida, home of the Maha Rushie.

You might want to submit your own suggestions.


On a tip from Code3.

Government Moves Forward With "Reparations"

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:23 AM

The socialist pigs running the government are testing the farthest limits of our tolerance for tyranny by pushing forward with the concept of "reparations" for the most pampered special interest group in our country. Check out HR 40, a bill sponsored by corrupt kook John Conyers, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee:

Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act — Establishes the Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African Americans to examine slavery and discrimination in the colonies and the United States from 1619 to the present and recommend appropriate remedies.

"Remedies" will entail giving blacks other people's money specifically to reward them for their politically correct skin color.

Generations of welfare payments totaling untold hundreds of $billions aren't enough; neither is letting an unqualified leftist punk be president primarily because he's mulatto. Soon the government will be directly transferring money from non-blacks to blacks in what amounts to the re-establishment of race-based slavery. When the wealth transfers are overtly racial, zillionaire blacks like Whoopi Goldberg won't have to complain about high taxes.

Conyers has introduced similar looting schemes many times before. The difference is that he may get the traction he needs in the hard left, anti-Caucasian climate that the fifth-columnists running our media refer to as "post-racial politics."

On a tip from Viking04.

Chairman Zero Deploys Zombie Army

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:06 AM

Here's something we can expect to see a lot of from our Community Organizer in Chief: Obama is attempting to overcome resistance to his Cloward-Piven spending spree by deploying armies of glassy-eyed ACORN types to bang on doors and persuade us peasants that our greedy rulers know best.

First Obamunists must pledge support for the economic suicide pact, which entails deliberately wasting enough money to put the country in debt for generations. Then they are sent out to harass the populace. They won't be carrying tire irons — yet.

Mitch Stewart of Organizing for America rallies the troops:

By pledging and building support you will be taking the first steps towards establishing a nationwide grassroots network, neighborhood by neighborhood, standing side by side with President Obama as we bring about our agenda for change.

A presence in every neighborhood will be helpful when it comes to identifying counter-revolutionaries who cling to their guns or whisper skeptical comments about the global warming hoax. Obama's Weather Underground associates estimated that 25 million Americans would need to be rounded up and liquidated before we could achieve the glorious collectivist utopia now known as Change.

Obamunists are deployed to every neighborhood.

On tips from mega and Conan.

March 9, 2009

Rangel to Taxpayer: Mind Your G.D. Business

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:59 PM

Jason Mattera traveled to DC to meet a fellow New Yorker, the Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee responsible for writing our tax laws, Charles Rangel. He took the opportunity to ask Rangel why he lives like a czar at taxpayer expense while refusing to pay his own taxes. The response was what you might expect of a government arrogant enough to loot not only us but our children and grandchildren:

Via Flying Debris, here's another politician interacting with a voter — namely Chicago alderman Ricardo Munoz (pardon the language; he's a Democrat too):

Next time you visit your liberal representative, bring a pitchfork, a torch, and the rest of the village.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit, on a tip from Burning Hot.

Name That Moonbat

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:39 PM


Here's a hint: Some call him Dead Fish.

Compliments of keepthechange08.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:29 AM

Compliments of Al C.

Prince Chucklehead: 100 Months Until Doom

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:16 AM

Even as a Marxist radical deliberately plunges the American economy into depression — where the world economy will inevitably follow — Prince Charles remains focused on a still more serious issue: the phantom menace of global warming:

The Prince of Wales is preparing to tell the world we have "less than 100 months to act" before the damage caused by global warming becomes irreversible. Charles will issue the warming [sic] in a speech to business leaders in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil next week.

The Prince and his mare have been touring Latin America to spread the thoroughly discredited global warming gospel. His 16,400-mile private jet tour is estimated to raise the temperature of the planet by approximately 0.0000000°F, despite spewing more carbon than a commoner would in several lifetimes.

Chuckles is right about this much: global warming really is a serious problem, now that Chairman Zero is using it as an excuse to impose cap and trade tax grabs that will cripple our already wounded economy.

At home, Camilla provides ecologically sustainable transport.

On tips from Wiggins and mega.

Wikipedia's Obamunist Memory Hole

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:45 AM

Wikipedia can be a useful tool for limited purposes, but when it comes to the unfolding catastrophe of the Obama Administration, it's no more reliable than the liberal media. True, non-moonbats are able to post information to Wikipedia — but if it doesn't reflect well on Chairman Zero, it will be promptly scrubbed:

A perusal through Obama's current Wikipedia entry finds a heavily guarded, mostly glowing biography about the U.S. president. Some of Obama's most controversial past affiliations, including with Rev. Jeremiah Wright and former Weathermen terrorist Bill Ayers, are not once mentioned, even though those associations received much news media attention and served as dominant themes during the presidential elections last year.
Also completely lacking is any mention of the well-publicized concerns surrounding Obama's eligibility to serve as commander-in-chief. … Indeed, multiple times, Wikipedia users who wrote about the eligibility issues had their entries deleted almost immediately and were banned from re-posting any material on the website for three days.

Here's what happens if you try to post information on Obama's close and long-standing ties with communist terrorist Bill Ayers:

[World Net Daily] monitored as a Wikipedia user attempted to add Ayers' name to an appropriate paragraph. One of those additions, backed up with news articles, read as follows:
"He served alongside former Weathermen leader William Ayers from 1994 to 2002 on the board of directors of the Woods Fund of Chicago, which in 1985 had been the first foundation to fund the Developing Communities Project, and also from 1994 to 2002 on the board of directors of the Joyce Foundation. Obama served on the board of directors of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge from 1995 to 2002, as founding president and chairman of the board of directors from 1995 to 1991. Ayers was the founder and director of the Challenge."
Within two minutes that Wikipedia entry was deleted and the user banned from posting on the website for three days, purportedly for adding "Point of View junk edits," even though the addition was well-established fact.

Needless to say, the Wikipedia entry on GWB is anything but flattering. It even rehashes the National Guard canard that cost moonbat propagandist Dan Rather his career.

Fortunately, we have access to much more reliable sources of information than Wikipedia (for now). But this offers a disturbing glimpse of the liberal mindset. Any facts that do not comply with their malignant ideology will be suppressed.

On tips from J, Burning Hot, nancz, and David S.

The Manchurian President

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:09 AM

It seems so incredible that people fear they will discredit themselves by admitting to have noticed it, yet with every week that passes, it becomes more impossible to deny: the President of the United States is deliberately destroying the American economy, plunging us into a depression to advance his authoritarian collectivist objectives. Even has begun to address this bizarre and terrifying reality, in an editorial by Kevin Hassett:

Imagine that some hypothetical enemy state spent years preparing a "Manchurian Candidate" to destroy the U.S. economy once elected. What policies might that leader pursue?
He might discourage private capital from entering the financial sector by instructing his Treasury secretary to repeatedly promise a brilliant rescue plan, but never actually have one. Private firms, spooked by the thought of what government might do, would shy away from transactions altogether. If the secretary were smooth and played rope-a-dope long enough, the whole financial sector would be gone before voters could demand action.
Another diabolical idea would be to significantly increase taxes on whatever firms are still standing. That would require subterfuge, since increasing tax rates would be too obvious. Our Manchurian Candidate would have plenty of sophisticated ideas on changing the rules to get more revenue without increasing rates, such as auctioning off "permits."
These steps would create near-term distress. If our Manchurian Candidate leader really wanted to knock the country down for good, he would have to provide insurance against any long-run recovery.
There are two steps to accomplish that.
Discourage Innovation
First, one way the economy might finally take off is for some entrepreneur to invent an amazing new product that launches something on the scale of the dot-com boom. If you want to destroy an economy, you have to persuade those innovators not even to try.
Second, you need to initiate entitlement programs that are difficult to change once enacted. These programs should transfer assets away from productive areas of the economy as efficiently as possible. Ideally, the government will have no choice but to increase taxes sharply in the future to pay for new entitlements.
A leader who pulled off all that might be able to finish off the country.
Let's see how Obama's plan compares with our nightmare scenario.

As Hassett documents, in compares perfectly.

Obama's real father, an African socialist, abandoned him. He subsequently adopted two father figures, both of them rabidly anti-American Marxists: Frank Marshall Davis and Jeremiah Wright. His political career was launched by the unrepentant communist terrorist Bill Ayers, best known for bombing the Pentagon and the Capitol. At some level, even many of the fools who voted for Obama must have suspected that "Change" would entail destroying the country he despises, starting with its capitalist economy.

He's not destroying our economy by accident.

On a tip from Gregory of Yardale.

What's Wrong With This Picture?

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:57 AM

Here we see a woman who is at last proud of her country posing for a touching photo op, doling out free gourmet government cheese for the starving masses oppressed by capitalism:


As you can see, one of the downtrodden is commemorating the event by snapping a picture of BOO with his cell phone. He must have left his Nikon back at the refrigerator box.

Under Obamunism, even poverty is fake. But it won't be for long.

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin, on a tip from Burning Hot.

Obama Is Driving Up Energy Costs on Purpose

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:18 AM

The Obamination Administration has finally figured out what's wrong with our collapsing economy: energy costs are too low. From the Washington Times:

Mr. Emanuel said energy costs are too low anyway. U.S. car companies have relied too long on gas-guzzling autos and failed to invest in alternative energy vehicles, he said, and contended that the time for new auto fuels is now.

Right when GM is going bankrupt is a perfect time to force it to use technologies that are not economically efficient.

The cap and trade insanity snuck into one of the recent spending extravaganzas will be just the ticket to fix those low energy costs. Here's Chairman Zero promising that it will cause power costs to "skyrocket":

Cap and trade serves no useful purpose, and is estimated to cost us as much as $1,400 per family per year, in addition to crippling what little American manufacturing hasn't left for Asia.

We are witnessing the early stages of a deliberately engineered depression.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit, on a tip from Gregory of Yardale.

Now It's Racist to Laugh at Goofy Beards

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:57 AM

In Britainistan, Muslim police officer Javid Iqbal is suing because people laughed at his beard. Have a look:


Not laughing at this guy's beard would be like not sneezing after you snorted a shaker-full of pepper up your nose.

The put-upon Religion-of-Peacenik also claims that other officers "pulled faces at each other if told they had to go out on patrol with him" and once even failed to find special halal food for him. This is described as "institutional racism."

Iqbal was fired for performance issues that included failing to help a colleague arrest a violent offender and failing to report a rape. He had just showed up at work again after a 9-month leave of absence on full pay because he felt depressed when they finally canned the useless freak. But no doubt he'll be reinstated with a promotion and a raise, now that he's proven he knows how to get ahead in this world: declare yourself a victim and caterwaul like a baby with a full load in its diapers.

On a tip from Wiggins.

March 8, 2009

A Front Page That Says It All

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:48 PM


Via Black&Right, on a tip from Henry B.

Springtime for Hitler: The NOI Remake

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:42 PM

What would you get if you crossed Sammy Davis Jr. with Adolf Hitler? Obama's friends at the Nation of Islam offer a clue:

Someone from this intellectual milieu is technically commander in chief of our military, has access to the nuclear codes, and is currently in the process of deliberately destroying the US economy.

On a tip from Al C.

Ann Coulter Strikes a Nerve

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:28 PM

Ann Coulter's revelation that despite his snooty boasting, Keith Olbermann is not a proper Ivy League graduate sure got under his skin:

Ironically, the point of Coulter's piece was not to look down her nose at the Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, but to highlight the fact that Olberwomann is a neurotic twit with a personality disorder that makes him pathologically insecure. Olbie helpfully proved her right by making a complete fool of himself, going so far as to brandish his diploma in front of the camera. Only a liberal could take this turd seriously.

Because it's so fun, let's have a little more Olbermann bashing:

Hat tip: Olbermann Watch, on a tip from johnny dollar.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:51 PM

Compliments of Diversity Lane.

Alan Keyes on the Cataclysmic Ascension of the Moonbat Messiah

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:45 PM

The election of Barack Obama is the greatest tragedy to befall Western Civilization at least since Byzantium fell to the Muslims in 1453. Already some public figures are beginning to admit to the scope of the unfolding catastrophe — former UN ambassador Alan Keyes, for example:

On a tip from Al C.

Murder Is Murder

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:29 PM

Comrade Obama has been in a big hurry to push through all aspects of the leftist agenda before resistance can be organized, but among his very top priorities is passing the appalling Freedom of Choice Act, which will increase abortions in this country by an estimated 125,000 per year.

What more do you need to know about him?

On a tip from Naqamel.

The Conscience of Fannie Mae

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:14 PM

To get an idea of how the race-based socialist politics personified by Comrade Obama brought about the financial meltdown, check out this video of Fannie Mae crook Daniel Mudd schmoozing with the racist looters constituting the Congressional Black Caucus:

Yet people are told that the ongoing economic collapse is somehow the fault of Republicans.

On a tip from SK.

Never Swap Wives With a Liberal Elite Moonbat

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:53 PM

Anyone who can refrain from hating these people qualifies for sainthood:

Fortunately, Missouri will still be here after the Big One mercifully sinks San Francisco to the bottom of the sea.

On a tip from Air2air.

Obama Nation Foreign Policy Follies

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:15 AM

Glassy-eyed moonbats promised that all the governments of the world would drop their envious resentments and love America, once Chairman Zero ascended to his throne. But even as Bush annoyed other leaders by failing to sacrifice American interests to theirs, Obama Nation is rubbing them the wrong way through sheer incompetence.

Comrade Obama's dismissive treatment of Prime Minister Gordon Brown has ruffled British feathers. Administration lackeys have retreated behind the plausible excuse that the Boy Wonder is too tired to attend to foreign policy, because he is in way over his head.

Barack Obama's offhand approach to Gordon Brown's Washington visit last week came about because the president was facing exhaustion over America's economic crisis and is unable to focus on foreign affairs, the Sunday Telegraph has been told.
Sources close to the White House say Mr Obama and his staff have been "overwhelmed" by the economic meltdown and have voiced concerns that the new president is not getting enough rest.
British officials, meanwhile, admit that the White House and US State Department staff were utterly bemused by complaints that the Prime Minister should have been granted full-blown press conference and a formal dinner, as has been customary. They concede that Obama aides seemed unfamiliar with the expectations that surround a major visit by a British prime minister.

Obama's gift to the visiting PM was a cheesy DVD collection. Apparently, no one told The Anointed One that Brown is nearly blind.

Maybe POTUS isn't an entry level executive position after all, no matter how impressive a candidate's ethnic credentials.

Shrillary, on the other hand, has been around awhile, so she'll have to come up with another excuse for her bumbling:

Russian media has been poking fun at US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after she gave her Russian counterpart a "reset" button with an ironic misspelling.
Clinton's gift to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at their meeting in Geneva on Friday evening was meant to underscore the Obama administration's readiness to "to press the reset button" in ties with Moscow.
But instead of the Russian word for "reset" (perezagruzka) it featured a slightly different word meaning "overload" or "overcharged" (peregruzka).
Daily newspaper Kommersant put a prominent picture of the fake red button on its front page and declared: "Sergei Lavrov and Hillary Clinton pushed the wrong button."
A correspondent for NTV television called it a "symbolic mistake," pointing out that US-Russian ties had become overcharged in recent years due to discord over such issues as missile defence and last summer's war in Georgia.

It isn't only the economy the Obama and his merry gang of socialist looters are going to leave in ruins. When sanctimonious liberal fools bleated that the world hated us under W, what they meant was that the world feared us. It won't for long.

Some guys get to have all the fun.

On tips from Wiggins and Sean G.

March 7, 2009

President Urkel

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:29 PM

Compliments of JWWright, here's another shot of our Dear Leader, President Urkel:

"Did I do that?"

Obama Sushi

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:21 PM

For the Obamunist who thought he had everything — Obama sushi:


Rahm "Dead Fish" Emanuel is sure to love it.

Via Geekologie, on a tip from Antara.

Lou Dobbs and the Rush to a New World Order

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:15 AM

CNN had better put a lid on Lou Dobbs, or it won't find a place in the New World Order.

Money quote:

The rhetoric of fear has apparently seized this administration, its imagination as well as its public statements, to the point that only a rushed, unthinking approach is acceptable.

On a tip from Vernon M.

Guns Guns Guns

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:05 AM

In case you were wondering what Michael Moore has been up to lately…

On a tip from Al C.

Bambi Goes After Jim Kramer

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:58 AM

Jimmy Carter-style malaise is back, thanks to the greatest destruction of wealth by a president ever:

But not to worry, press secretary Robert Gibbs makes it clear the administration is on the case:

To hell with investors, they only make up half the population. Only Gibbs could be bland enough to express such arrogance without sending the country into an incandescent rage.

Via This Ain't Hell, on a tip from TED.

March 6, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:47 AM

Via Michelle Malkin, on tips from Gregory of Yardale and Burning Hot, with apologies to the original Steve Urkel.

Stephanie Miller Wins Pea Brain Award

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:38 AM

In honor of her call on the Larry King Show to have Rush Limbaugh executed for refusing to pretend he wants Chairman Zero to succeed at destroying our country and replacing it with an impoverished socialist slave state, previously unknown liberal Rush wannabe Stephanie Miller has been awarded the coveted Pea Brain Award by Hugh:


It's not the golden EIB microphone, but it's the best this moonbat will ever do.

Hat tip: Curmudgeonly and Skeptical.

Obama Mentor Bill Ayres Comes to Defense of Ward Churchill

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:17 AM

Remember Ward Churchill, the unhinged ethnic studies professor who denounced those killed in the Muslim atrocities of 9/11 as "little Eichmanns"? Despite finally getting fired for plagiarism, he may have a future, since his moonbattery has earned him friends in high places.

Unrepentant communist terrorist Bill Ayres, who launched the political career of Comrade Obama from his living room, has taken up Churchill's cause, proclaiming that the faux scholar was "persecuted because of his politics."

Too bad for Churchill Chairman Zero already has an Education Secretary.

Mental Ward would also make a good DHS chief if Nappy doesn't work out.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Opposition to Obamunism Rallying Already

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:30 AM

The audacity of arrogance will be Chairman Zero's downfall. In six weeks he has managed to do more damage to the US economy than any president in history, has nationalized what was until now the world's best healthcare system, has imposed crippling energy taxes, and looks forward to vastly strengthening the terminal cancers known as unions. But 52% does not make a mandate, especially when the vast majority of Obama voters were deliberately duped by the leftist media into thinking he was a moderate. As Ted Van Dyk acknowledges, opposition is forming fast:

Last weekend's Conservative Political Action Conference, and the ensuing media coverage, have focused attention only six weeks after President Obama's inaugural on a fast mobilizing political opposition. This is record short time, after a national election defeat, for a rallying of the out-party.
As a lifelong Democrat, I am concerned that President Obama could come out of his first 100 days decidedly weaker than when they began. His November victory was not as strong as anticipated, given the unpopularity of the outgoing Bush administration, a weakening economy, and an often inept McCain-Palin Republican ticket. Yet Obama has proceeded as if he were a landslide winner, like Lyndon Johnson in 1965 and Reagan in 1980, and has pushed forward a costly and ambitious domestic agenda even though we remain in a severe economic downturn.
Obama's audacity — I consider it politically dangerous overreach — has energized Republicans and, in particular, conservatives as they would not have been had Obama followed the bipartisan, consensus path he promised on taking office. The politically polarizing economic-stimulus package and his proposed federal budget have done it.
Conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh has drawn the most media attention, and White House counterfire, after the CPAC conference. Almost no notice, however, has been given to the fact that post-conference polling among the some 8,000 conservative participants found that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was their most favored candidate. … Romney, runnerup to Sen. John McCain in the 2008 nominating race, would have run a far stronger general-election campaign than McCain — especially since his financial/economic credentials were far stronger than McCain's. Those credentials, now, make him a natural spokesperson for the out party in a time of financial/economic crisis.

Is there any reasonable person who wouldn't rather have Mitt Romney in charge of the economy right now? Already even some Democrats long to have a grownup at the wheel again:

Why has Obama rushed forward with a costly domestic agenda when the country is in economic crisis and when federal deficits already are at record level? I am mystified.

Why did the Republican Party go with the clueless "maverick" McCain — politically almost indistinguishable from the unpopular centrist Bush — instead of a conservative? I'm mystified too. But if we can drive out the RINOs and prevent the mistake from being repeated, we may be able to right the ship before moonbats manage to sink it.

On a tip from Kevin R.

Countermoonbat Fashion

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:00 AM

Moonbats make their fashion statements, countermoonbats should too. Via Democrat = Socialist:


The way the left is still frothing at the mouth over El Rushbo's refusal to pretend he wants Comrade Obama's imposition of socialism to succeed, this shirt ought to give a few of them aneurysms. Shop the complete collection at Cafe Press.

Union Membership Sure Beats Doing Your Job

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:46 AM

There's a first time for everything — except when it comes to firing lazy guards who let murderers escape:

The guard who failed to stop the escape of murderer Malcolm Kysor has been reinstated to his job at the state prison at Albion [Pennsylvania].
The guard, Bryan Ruf, a sergeant and a member of the labor union for state corrections officers, was fired in January 2008. He was in charge of searching the truck on which Kysor, hiding in a garbage can meant for pig slop, escaped from the sally port at the medium-security State Correctional Institution at Albion on Nov. 25, 2007.
A labor arbitrator ordered Ruf rehired despite finding that he "took the lazy man's way out" and "failed to take his responsibilities seriously" when Kysor escaped, according to the arbitration ruling.
The arbitrator nonetheless said a lack of precedent made the state Department of Corrections' dismissal of Ruf unjustified. He said the D.O.C. has not fired a corrections officer connected to an inmate escape in at least 30 years. Kysor's escape was the first at a state D.O.C. facility since 1999.

The current superintendent Raymond Sobin used the terms "gross negligence" and "epitome of complacency" in his recommendation that Ruf be discharged. But Ruf's union wanted him back on the job, so back he comes.

Ruf's level of competence will become standard throughout the country after Comrade Obama uses the Employee Free Choice Act to put unions in charge of most every operation, both public and private.

On a tip from Hillman.

Fined for Displaying the First Amendment on Private Property

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:08 AM

More government is intrinsically bad. With every law that passes, petty tyrant bureaucrats become a little more powerful, and the rest of us have a little less air to breathe. As an example of how awful it's gotten already, a bait shop in Clearwater, Florida has been fined for painting this tasteful mural on its wall:


The mural allegedly constitutes "extra signage" — which is forbidden. Never mind that it includes no words or logos, or that the store sells bait, not fish, much less that it is none of bureaucrats' business whether a business advertises its wares on its own property anyway. The point seems to be to prove that Clearwater's homegrown Politburo can make people do whatever it says.

The owners complied with orders to cover the mural with this banner featuring our precious First Amendment:


Apparently, authorities think they're being baited. They want to levy a fine of $500 for every day the banner is displayed.

The ACLU has actually made itself useful for once, taking this to court on behalf of the owners, who can't afford to buy justice on their own.

On a tip from The MaryHunter.

March 5, 2009

Move Over Jesus

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:13 PM

An actual wall hanging for sale at a California craft store:


Taste imposes no limits on the grotesque self-parody of Obamamites.

Via RedState, on a tip from J.

Pure Evil as a Fashion Statement

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:01 PM

Communist regimes killed over 100 million of their own subjects in the course of the 20th century. Your children will grown up in poverty because of what a semi-closeted communist is currently doing to the US economy. Communist ideology is simple: those who run the state are all powerful; the rest of us are expendable slaves. A more profoundly evil creed would be impossible to imagine. Its symbol, the hammer and sickle, is the height of fashion.


No Obamunist should leave the house without one.

If you want to congratulate the Adidas people on their keen fashion sense, here's their contact info:

Adidas USA
Customer Service
5055 N Greeley Ave.
Portland, OR 97217
1 (800) 448-1796

Hat tip: Conservative Punk, on a tip from Bubba.

The Age of the Porkulus

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:39 PM

The era of the Moonbat Messiah has been immortalized in song:

On a tip from DarcPrynce.

What Would Freud Say?

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:37 PM

But she looks ethnically correct; that's the important thing.

On a tip from Dennis S.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:30 AM

Obamunists leap into the O-hole, compliments of Al C.

Coming Soon: Food Control

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:04 AM

If you want to know what Hopey Change means for our future, look to Venezuela, where Obama prototype Hugo Chavez has a 10-year head start on our Chairman Zero.

President Hugo Chavez is tightening state control over Venezuela's food supply, setting quotas for food staples which are to be sold at government-imposed prices. …
Government price controls on basic goods have been in place, in various forms, since 2003. But the restrictions have forced Venezuela to become increasingly reliant on imports of these products as local farmers will not supply the selected food staples at government prices.

As any Ukrainian can tell you, controlling the food supply is a socialist tradition. Obamunists have already made radical moves to control energy and healthcare, and to consolidate their control of the media. Taking command of our food is the next rational step, unless they go for our guns first.

Peas in a pod.

On a tip from jcebern .

Roseanne: Israel Fires Rockets at Itself

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:39 AM

Enlightened liberal intellectual Roseanne Barr offers insight into Israel's struggle with Hamas terrorists:

you say that twelve rockets were fired into israel since the end of the "war" (ethnic cleansing). Not one Israeli was hurt or killed by these rockets, and now you say you are going to go back and kill more palestinians to teach them a lesson!!!
I think rockets are being fired by your own sources, since less than ten israelis have been killed by them. You are [expletive deleted] the world as you pocket money made from arms sales, along with bibi and your agents in Hamas. step down all men in power!

Shockingly, it appears Hamas is actually in cahoots with Israel, which shoots rockets at itself to justify the murder of innocent brown-skinned urchins. Maybe American taxpayers shouldn't be forced to finance the Hamas terror war to the tune of $900,000,000 after all.

Impeccably politically correct, unreachably insane.

On a tip from Refuter of Liberal Vermin.

UN Bureaucreep Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann Accuses America of Atrocities

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:13 AM

Just because America has temporarily embraced extreme moonbattery is no reason the United Nations should stop bashing us; after all, that's what we pay it for. Blathers UN General Assembly President Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann:

The aggressions against Iraq and Afghanistan and their occupations constitute atrocities that must be condemned and repudiated by all who believe in the rule of law in international relations.

According to D'Escoto, Americans have killed over 1,000,000 Iraqi civilians, although the UN's own World Health Organization puts the number of Iraqi deaths at 151,000 since the invasion, and even that is no doubt a gross exaggeration. estimates 90,000–99,245. As liberals probably need to be told, the vast majority of these deaths were caused by terrorists, not Americans.

D'Escrotum wants the USA charged with war crimes and a list of human rights violation. Oh, and we're supposed to release some communist spies from Cuba.

A prominent Sandinista, D'Escoto previously tried to haul the USA before the International Kangaroo Court of Injustice for supporting freedom fighters in Nicaragua. Some of the money our government steals out of your paycheck goes into his.

W had boycotted the UN's farcical Human Rights Council, because it consists of corrupt tyrants. But Comrade Obama will have us participating with "observer status," so that the moonbats who now rule us can bask in the America-bashing.

Communist cucaracha Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann.

On a tip from Conan .

A Professor Shows Her Respect for the First and Second Amendments

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:23 AM

Not all college students are shuffling socialist sheep.

Last October, John Wahlberg and two classmates at Central Connecticut State University gave an oral presentation for a communications class taught by Professor Paula Anderson. The assignment was to discuss a "relevant issue in the media," and the students presented their view that the death toll in the April 2007 Virginia Tech shooting massacre would have been lower if professors and students had been carrying guns.

But this sort of countermoonbattery is exactly what our universities specialize in snuffing out.

That night, police called Wahlberg, a 23-year-old senior, and asked him to come to the station. When he arrived, they they read off a list of firearms that were registered in his name and asked where he kept them. Guns are strictly prohibited on the CCSU campus and residence halls, but Wahlberg says he lives 20 miles off-campus and keeps his gun collection locked up in a safe.

The cops had been called by Professor Anderson, who seems to believe that arguing in favor of concealed carry permits constitutes a crime, worthy of intimidation if not actual punishment by law enforcement authorities.

This outrage isn't an isolated incident. A student at Hamline University in Minnesota was suspended and forced to take a psychological examination for writing a letter to an administrator advocating concealed carry permits as a way to prevent massacres like Virginia Tech.

It's no coincidence that the rights of free speech and to bear arms are the first two in the Bill of Rights. These and property rights are the foundations on which all other rights are based. They will have to be suppressed before liberals can inflict their socialist utopia.

Liberal academia's objective in a nutshell.

On a tip from Cory D.

As Economy Tanks, Geithner Growls About Global Warming

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:51 AM

With the stock market collapsing and a depression looming, our tax cheat Treasury Secretary is grappling with weighty concerns. Foremost among them: the apocryphal global warming crisis.

U.S. oil and natural gas producing companies should not receive federal subsidies in the form of tax breaks because their businesses contribute to global warming, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told Congress on Wednesday.

In a socialist kleptocracy like ours, "not receive federal subsidies in the form of tax breaks" is liberalese for getting raped and pillaged by Big Government.

It was one of the sharpest attacks yet on the oil and gas industry by a top Obama administration official, reinforcing the White House stance that new U.S. energy policy will focus on promoting renewable energy sources like wind and solar power and rely less on traditional fossil fuels like oil as America tackles climate change.

Windmills and pixie dust will be just the trick to pull us out of a deep recession.

The Obama administration's budget would levy an excise tax on oil and natural gas produced in the Gulf of Mexico, raising $5.3 billion in revenue from 2011 to 2019.

This should lay to rest any hopes that the Cloward-Piven Marxists running the government will allow the economy to recover.

Geithner imagines his hands around the neck of our economy.

On a tip from mega.

Get Your Piece of the Pie

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:12 AM

Everyone else is doing it, so get your free bonanza today at Bank of Obama:


From each according to his abilities, to each according to his need. Fill in the amount you need, and we'll see if the next couple of generations have the ability to pay for it.

On a tip from Brian B.

Looking for New Career Options

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:06 AM

There's been so much bad news lately, it's time for something to cheer us up:


Whether this former journalist worked for the San Fransicko Comical, The Schlocky Mountain Blues, the Seattle Compost-Intelligenceless, or the Houston Comical could not be confirmed.

Via Teh Resistance Blog; tip from Byron.

Candidate Found for Obama's First Supreme Court Nominee

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:50 AM

Justice Barbossa of Pirates of the Caribbean, compliments of Gary B.

March 4, 2009

Chris Matthews Develops Concern About Terrorism

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:32 PM

Chris Matthews did whatever he could to undermine W's successful attempts to defend us from terrorism. But now that Chairman Zero is in charge, suddenly terrorism is a concern — not the real kind of course, but the "verbal terrorism" that people who value innocent life might inflict on abortion queen Kathleen Sebelius, Obama's chilling second choice to head the Department of Health and Human Services (first choice being Tom Daschle, disgraced task cheat and architect of Comrade Obama's blitzkrieg strategy for nationalizing the healthcare industry).

As usual, Tweety must be seen to be believed:

Hat tip: theblogprof.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:29 AM

Obama joy ride
We got your money, gonna spend your money, gonna print some more money… Compliments of Al C.

Sir Ted of Chappaquiddick

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:15 AM

It was once a high honor to become a British knight. Then came moonbattery. Now, knights include the likes of pervert pop star Elton John and the comparably squirrelly Paul McCartney. The embarrassing remnants of Britain hit rock bottom today with this:

Ted Kennedy, one of the leading members of the family dynasty that dominated American politics in the final decades of the last century, is to receive an honorary knighthood.

Kennedy, a drunken degenerate and seditious hard-left demagogue, is perhaps best known for his Chappaquiddick adventure. This entailed drunkenly driving into the drink while catting around with a woman other than his wife. Rather than trying to rescue Mary Jo Kopechne from the submerged car, he left her to die and didn't report the incident until ten hours later.

Roundtable material this guy ain't.

They don't make knights like they used to.

On tips from Camaron and Byron.

If Moonbats Started to Develop a Clue

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:25 AM

If seeing is believing (too bad it isn't), even some moonbats are beginning to realize that the unfolding catastrophe of Comrade Obama's presidency is too high a price for the warm gooey feeling they got by voting for the black guy with a name like a terrorist. Remember the sites they put up with pictures of themselves apologizing for Bush's reelection, proclaiming that we're all united under Chairman Zero, and symbolically throwing their shoes at Bush? Doug Ross @ Journal is hosting the latest version, which allows the idiots who voted for Obama to apologize for what they've done to the country. A few samples:





Hey, one of those guys looks like the New York Slimes house pseudo-conservative, David Brooks. Regrettably, slobbering Obama sycophant Peggy Noonan does not appear ready to apologize.

On a tip from Murff.

Porkulus Logos

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:00 AM

Obamunists love their logos. Here's what they came up with for the Porkzilla Intergenerational Theft Act, aka the "stimulus" package:


Via Michelle Malkin, a couple of variations make it more descriptive:

porklogo2.jpg  logofreep.jpg

On a tip from Burning Hot.

Nation of Vampires

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:16 AM

According to this graph, the terminal cancer that is liberalism has passed the tipping point:


You'll notice that more than half of us receive more from the government than we give in taxes. Having reached this point, nothing but the tattered remnants of morality prevents the parasitical majority from stealing more and more from the productive minority, until the producers have been bled dry and the whole kleptocracy inevitably collapses into abject poverty.

Since shiftlessness is subsidized and productivity is punitively taxed, our socialist rulers should hardly be surprised that they will be getting less of the latter. Calls are getting louder for Atlas to shrug. From Pursuing Holiness, the source of the graph:

As the natural consequences of these disastrous polices - foreign policy based on magical thinking, energy policy designed to increase costs and cause shortages, economic policy that has already stolen big chunks out of people's retirement funds by sending the stock market back to Clinton administration levels, with no floor in sight - the country is going to suffer. I welcome that, to the extent necessary to cause people to re-think their attitudes and comprehend the results of their entitlement mentality. By going John Galt - reducing my income to the point that I no longer subsidize anyone else via government imposed wealth transfers - I hope to hasten the inevitable collapse. The H.E.N.R.Y.s feel the same way; people who are in the dreaded eeevil, mean capitalist pig $250,000 bracket are cutting back on their productivity. As they should - where does society get the right to enslave these people? The faster the 40% opts out, the sooner the collapse, and the sooner we can correct the situation.
Think of it as praying the alcoholic in your family will hit rock bottom sooner, rather than later. It's time to stop enabling the entitlement mentality. It's time to let go of our co-dependency and desire to be liked. It's time for an intervention. It's time to go John Galt.

The alternative is to subsist as a slave.

On a tip from Al C.

Newsweek: Accept Radical Islam

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:32 AM

On behalf of the Marxist it installed in the White House, the establishment media has outlined the new policy toward dealing with radical Islam, the proponents of which promise to do much worse than 9/11 once they inevitably lay their hands on the appropriate weapons. Here's the current cover of Newsreek:


If the liberal press had always been this upfront about urging appeasement, avoidance, and submission in the face of our enemies, earlier covers might have looked like these, via Snapped Shot:


On a tip from Burning Hot.

Make the World Cold and Dark for Only $350 Trillion

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:07 AM

Let's see, what will Obama throw our money at next? Welfare? Just did that, although welfare is now called "tax cuts." Socialized medicine? He just made a "down payment" of $634 billion. I know, how about a $350 trillion space shield to deflect light from the sun:

Scientists claim they can fight global warming by firing trillions of mirrors into space to deflect the sun's rays forming a 100,000 square mile "sun shade".
According to astronomer Dr Roger Angel, at the University of Arizona, the trillions of mirrors would have to be fired one million miles above the earth using a huge cannon with a barrel of 0.6 miles across.

It's becoming clear why scientists play along with the global warming farce. No project is too wacky, pernicious, or overpriced to compete for funding so long as it's on behalf of the polar bears.

The power used by the gun would be enough to boil 44,000 tea kettles. But we won't need to worry about the generation of electricity causing global warming, once we've deflected the sun's life-giving rays into outer space.

If the shield works, it will supposedly keep us cold and dark for 50 years. Chairman Zero is probably writing the check now.

Let's just shoot our money into outer space.

Hat tip: theblogprof.

March 3, 2009

Obama: So What if Stock Market Is in a Tailspin?

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:07 PM

In case you thought our Dear Leader might be the least bit worried about the $trillions of wealth that have evaporated since his catastrophic election:

Michael Goldfarb offers this analysis:

Sometimes it seems like our new president is just a little self-absorbed. I'm pretty sure that most Americans don't view the day to day fluctuations in the stock market, fluctuations that have wiped out half or more of their life savings, as anything like a tracking poll. And these numbers don't bob up and down. Since Obama's been in office they've bobbed only in one direction. The Dow has lost nearly 1,500 points in just over a month. If Obama's poll numbers had taken a dive like this during the campaign, nobody in Chicago would have been worried about the long-term strategy — they would have been worried about finding new jobs.

But the "long-term strategy" Comrade Obama mentions has nothing to do with the recovery of the market. On the contrary, the more completely they destroy our economy, the more powerful Democrats will become — or at least, that's the theory that has motivated Obama et al. to do everything they can to send investors running from the market in terror.

On tips from Karin and Kevin R.

CNN Host: Republicans Look Like Nazis

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:55 PM

At this point, I think we can rule out the possibility of CNN shrugging off Obamania and striving to become a responsible news organization. Here's CNN host D.L. Hughley proclaiming that the Republican convention "literally looked like Nazi Germany." He then goes on to tell Michael Steele — the black Chairman of the Republican National Committee — that blacks are not welcome in the Republican Party.

Public Enema halfwit Chuck Cheese is on the same page. More surprisingly, Steele appears to have nothing much to say except "I agree" and "You're right."

Doesn't CNN have makeup people who could help D.L. with his tie?

On a tip from Wiggins.

Anti-Racism Book Accused of Racism

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:58 AM

A book prominently featured on many liberal bookshelves is To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee 's righteous indictment of white people's racism. But not even this book is sufficiently PC:

A pupil walked out of school in protest at the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, describing it as "racially offensive". … The novel is taught in schools across the country and is widely regarded as an anti-racist classic which exposes prejudice in Depression-era America.

Tinashe Makunike, the only black student in the class, attempted to determine what everyone else can read by declaring that the classic made him feel "inferior and undermined." Announces the teenage Tinashe:

Times have changed. Racist fiction should be buried in the past.

The entire book may be an impassioned argument against racism, but if any characters use the blasphemous N-word, it's still ideologically unacceptable.

Tinashe's mom chips in:

Such books should be banned.

She claims the book is responsible for her ill-behaved son's lousy grades.

Mockingbird has run afoul of moonbat ideologues before. Look for it to go up in smoke along with Huckleberry Finn when the book burnings begin.

On a tip from Stan.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:24 AM

We're getting change, all right. Compliments of Paul H.

Snoopy Diggity Doggie Goes Muslim

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:12 AM

The skeevy rap creep and prominent role model to our youth who calls himself Snoop Dogg has now joined the equally appealing Michael Jackson in embracing the Islamic faith, which is committed to wiping what's left of our civilization off the planet.

Diggity Dogg's brand of Mohammedism is Nation of Islam, the vehemently racist cult led by Louis Farrakhan, who has ties to our Dear Leader. According to this faith, whites are an inferior breed created by a mad black scientist. One day space ships will come and kill all the "white devils," probably starting with Jewish "bloodsuckers." In the meantime, we should set up a separate state for blacks and pay all of its bills.

Al Qaeda can only dream of doing as much damage to our country as our entertainment industry has done by promoting the likes of Snoop Doggie Do.

Despises the white folks who make him a zillionaire.

On a tip from Camaron.

Carbon Caps and the Fascist Alliance

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:31 AM

Chairman Zero's ability to slip carbon caps into law without any serious debate may cripple our already hobbling economy, but there is one group that will benefit, other than antihuman enviromaniacs: lobbyists. The Heritage Foundation quotes a study by the Center for Public Integrity:

…more than 770 companies and interest groups hired an estimated 2,340 lobbyists to influence federal policy on climate change in the past year, as the issue gathered momentum and came to a vote on Capitol Hill. That's an increase of more than 300 percent in the number of lobbyists on climate change in just five years, and means that Washington can now boast more than four climate lobbyists for every member of Congress.

Their inclination to use lobbyists has inspired even some energy corporations to climb about the magic bus to global warming loony-land. The defunct Enron, for example:

Enron became one of the biggest corporate boosters of the Kyoto global warming treaty, which would require huge reductions in energy use by consumers and industry. According to an internal Enron memo, quoted by The Washington Post, the Kyoto treaty would "do more to promote Enron's business than almost any other regulatory initiative outside of restructuring the energy and natural gas industries in Europe and the United States."
In addition to all its political lobbying and contributions, Enron became a founding member of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change's Business Environmental Leadership Council, a leading industry front group pushing the Kyoto agenda. Enron chairman Ken Lay also served on the board of the Heinz Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment, along with Fred Krupp of Environmental Defense, and former Alcoa CEO and current Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill.

Even after President Bush decided to withdraw the U.S. from the Kyoto treaty [which the Senate had made clear it wouldn't ratify anyway], Enron continued to push for a domestic regulatory scheme known as cap-and-trade, whereby the government would set a cap on the total amount of carbon dioxide emissions allowed in the U.S.

Why would energy companies support global warming lunacy, which is explicitly intended to hinder their operations and raise the price of their products? Because when Big Government picks winners and losers, you don't have to offer the public the best product at the best price; you just have to grease the right palms.

Enron executives believed that a cap-and-trade program would put them in a position to dominate the U.S. energy market. Electric utilities, required to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, would be forced to switch from coal to natural gas as the only practical alternative to electricity production. As a leading trader of natural gas, Enron would be the recipient of a huge financial windfall.

Maybe it's for the best that Enron is gone now. But there are plenty of other greedy schemers who want Washington to tilt the playing field to their advantage — and the public's disadvantage.

There's a word for the unholy alliance of unscrupulous corporations and authoritarian politicians: fascism.

On a tip from Kevin R.

Ron Kirk, Obama's Latest Tax Cheat Nominee

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:05 AM

Not another one…

Ron Kirk, the nominee for U.S. trade representative, has agreed to pay about $10,000 in back taxes, becoming the latest top-level appointee in the Obama administration to face the embarrassment of dealing with an income tax problem.

At least Kirk can make use of the classic liberal defense so often heard when Bill Clinton was molesting young girls in the Oval Office: everybody does it.

Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner owed more than $30,000 in taxes that he paid before he took office. Former Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), who owed more than $100,000 in taxes, was forced to withdraw as a nominee for Health and Human Services secretary. Nancy Killefer, President Obama's pick for chief performance officer, stepped aside because of tax problems involving less than $1,000.

What's the big deal? It's not like powerful Democrats paying their taxes like the rest of us would put even the slightest dent in the monumental deficit Comrade Obama is using to crush our economy.

Ron Kirk: Yet another Obamunist tax cheat.

On a tip from Byron.

Another PC Holiday Coming to California?

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:35 AM

Sean Penn was recently rewarded with an Oscar for playing a homosexual in the movie Milk, but it seems the left-wing loudmouth isn't done milking the role for publicity. Now he wants California to officially recognize noisily gay bureaucrat Harvey Milk's birthday.

State Senator Mark Leno plans to reintroduce a bill Tuesday with Penn by his side designating Milk's birthday a "day of significance."

MLK Day pushed Columbus Day off the calendar. Maybe Harvey Milk Day can do the same for Easter. Assorted fruits and packed fudge would be appropriate celebratory fare. But for once the Governator is holding the line against moonbattery:

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed the same bill last year. In his veto message, the governor said Milk should be honored in San Francisco but not statewide.

If San Franfreakshow gets its own holidays, don't expect the banks to be open on Lenin's birthday.

We have Ronald Reagan; moonbats have Harvey Milk.

On a tip from Name.

Here We Go Again

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:14 AM

Buckle up, we're in for another wild downhill ride on the stock market. Chairman Zero's henchmen are going to talk about the regime's plans for the economy again.


Via Yahoo News, compliments of Rob S.

If You Want to See What Real Racism Looks Like…

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:03 AM

Good thing only white people can be racist. Otherwise, the high jinx at Detroit's city council would be appalling. Nolan Finley reports on a recent meeting to discuss the expansion of the Cobo Center:

It was a tragic circus, a festival of ignorance that confirmed the No. 1 obstacle to Detroit's progress is the bargain basement leaders that city voters elect. The black nationalism that is now the dominant ideology of the council was on proud display, both at the table and in the audience.
Speakers advocating for the deal were taunted by the crowd and cut short by Council President Monica Conyers, who presided over the hearing like an angry bulldog; whites were advised by the citizens to, "Go home."
Opponents were allowed to rant and ramble on uninterrupted about "those people" who want to steal Detroit's assets and profit from the city's labors.
A pitiful Teamster official who practically crawled to the table on his knees expressing profuse respect for this disrespectful body was battered by both the crowd and the council.
When he dared suggest that an improved Cobo Center would create more good-paying jobs for union workers, Conyers reminded him, "Those workers look like you; they don't look like me."

Desperate, he invoked President Barack Obama's message of unity and was angrily warned, "Don't you say his name here."

It looks like Obama advisor Robert Reich isn't the only one who doesn't want any jobs going to white folks. Finley continues:

Juxtapose the place and the faces and imagine a white Livonia City Council treating a black union representative with such overt racial hostility. The Justice Department would swoop down like a hawk, and the Rev. Al Sharpton would clog Five Mile Road with protesters.
But in Detroit, dealing with the council's bigotry is part of the cost of doing business.

If you don't approve, you must be a racist.

Monica Conyers, wife of the kooky and corrupt Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin, on a tip from Burning Hot.

March 2, 2009

A Journalist Discovers the True Nature of Global Warming

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:23 PM

If moonbats are out protesting global warming, it's probably best to stay inside where it's warm.

On a tip from TED.

In Memory the NYU Cafeteria Martyrs

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:18 PM

More video of the heroic NYU cafeteria insurrection:

Poignant stuff.

On a tip from Infidel Joe.

Scaldingly Tepid

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:03 PM

Obama had better get going with that Gestapo-style domestic army he warned us about. When he pushes his Marxist power grab to the point that people finally wake up and start pushing back, there is no way these guys are going to open fire on fellow Americans for the greater glory of Chairman Zero's cult of personality:

For contrast:

Via Gateway Pundit, on a tip from Burning Hot.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:31 AM

Shades of John Galt at the Dallas Tea Party, compliments of Pete F.

Romeo and Julian

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:01 AM

Educrats pushing the degenerate agenda by having kids act out tasteless trash like Rent is bad enough, but in London, they've come up with something worse: Romeo and Juliet — as reconceived by liberals:

The play, which was performed by teenagers at a mixed school in east London to coincide with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) History Month, has caused a stir in parliament.
Drama teacher Jo Letson reworked Shakespeare's play to challenge 'homophobia and homophobic bullying'. …
Calling for a debate on political correctness during questions on upcoming Commons business, Tory MP Philip Davies said: "This is mind-blowing. Anyone with an ounce of sense would want their children to be learning Romeo and Juliet rather than Romeo and Julian."

"Anyone with an ounce of sense" clearly excludes the liberals running Britain, including Commons leader Harriet Harman, who squawked in response:

I seem to remember that in Shakespearean times, boys would play girls and girls would play boys and the whole point was trying work out which was which. There is going to be a debate next Thursday about new equality legislation so we can ensure everybody in this country is treated with fairness, respect and not subject to prejudice and discrimination blah blah blah blah…

The children performing this obscene travesty ranged in age from 14 to 16.

Our culture has no treasures moonbats won't defile.

On a tip from Wiggins.

$1 Trillion Error in Student Loan Nationalization Scheme

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:36 AM

Quentin Wilson, President and CEO of ALL Student Loan, California's largest nonprofit student lender, doesn't think much of Obama's bid to nationalize student loans under the bloated and pernicious Department of Education:

The proposal fails to account for the cost of expanding government borrowing by nearly one trillion dollars over the next ten years to finance the plan. The plan suggests this borrowing — up to $100 billion per year — will cost the government nothing, as if the overseas governments and investors lending the money will not expect interest to be paid.

A stack of 1 trillion $1 dollar bills would reach one quarter of the way to the moon. But at the rate Chairman Zero is throwing our money away, $1 trillion is small enough to escape notice.

A stack 67,866 miles high escapes bureaucrooks' notice.

On a tip from Joe B.

Putting the Entire Planet on Welfare

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:14 AM

Obama's aggressive application of the Cloward-Piven strategy to bring down America's economic system by massive government expenditure has already resulted in him running up a debt we won't be able to pay down for generations. But it isn't enough to put half of America on welfare. What about the rest of the world?

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown hopes to forge a "global new deal" with President Obama to rescue the world's economy when he makes his first visit to the White House since Obama's inauguration.
The Times of London reports Brown, who arrives Tuesday, will reportedly introduce a plan requiring massive spending on a worldwide scale.
The prime minister is expected to invoke the words of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who proposed the government-financed New Deal to confront the Great Depression in the 1930s, the paper reports.

Your great-grandchildren may soon be buying new palaces for socialist dictators all across Africa.

obama roosevelt time
A New Deal for the whole planet: paid for by our future.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Another Global Warming Spectacle Laughed At by the Weather

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:54 AM

Anyone participating in the Capital Climate Action campaign against modern civilization scheduled to take place today in DC had better dress warmly. The conspicuously absent global warming we're supposed to be so afraid of has resulted in as much as 9 inches of snow predicted for the region. Discredited global warming profiteer James Hansen, who has been pimping this latest spectacle, may end up getting grounded in New York, where businesses are extending the weekend because they're buried under a foot of snow.

But if the government doesn't mandate that we live like the Flintstones right now, next year it really will get warm, and then we'll be sorry!

The scheduled protest targets a coal-powered plant that provides power to Congress, which just imposed a carbon cap scheme that will result in our paying outlandish taxes on energy in the near future. Congress used to buy carbon indulgences to make up for using their politically incorrect coal power, but no more as of last Friday. Since global warming isn't real, there's no reason our rulers should have to pay a price to combat it — although we sure will.

It's nice to know that liberal Congresscritters will be kept toasty warm by burning coal, while the dupes who elect them trudge through a blizzard baying about global warming.


On tips from Dave K and Al C.

Moonbat Brownshirts Attack in Tucson

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:52 AM

Socialist regimes like Hitler's and Mao's often rely on the violent activities of ideological thugs who act independently of the government. There is no shortage of such "activists" in the America of Chairman Zero.

Vandals who claim to act in the name of animal rights and the environment are expanding their targets from laboratories and construction sites that offend them to homes and cars of those with whom they disagree.
On Feb. 19 in Tucson, a UA researcher had her water valve cemented shut and a mining company employee had her car tires flattened and her windows etched with hateful sayings.
A press release posted on the San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center site by a group calling itself "Tucson H.A.A.N.D." or "Hooligans Attack at Night, Duh," claimed responsibility for the acts.
It said UA Health Sciences researcher Katalin Gothard's water meter was turned off and cemented shut because of her research with monkeys and Kathy Arnold's car tire was slashed and her window etched because of her job with Augusta Resources Rosemont Copper Project. Augusta wants to open a 1.2-square-mile open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains.
The incidents were verified by police, one of the victims and a University of Arizona Health Sciences Center spokesman.
A post on a site called "Social Rupture" said the same group was responsible for a Jan. 15 vandalism attack that targeted Si Schorr, Tucson attorney and former chairman of the Arizona Transportation Board.
The post said Schorr was targeted because of his espousal of an Interstate 10 bypass route that environmentalists say would damage valuable habitat.
Vandals painted and etched expletive-laced slogans on the home's windows and garage doors. Schorr called the language "vile."

If it's vile, it fits the M.O. of moonbats.

Given that the country is now run by a community activist who personally trained ACORN goons in their intimidation tactics, look for left-wing terrorism to escalate, and for the government to turn an increasingly deaf ear.

A McDonald's in Tucson torched by moonbat terrorists.

On a tip from Al C.

Specter Is Toast

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:19 AM

Presumably in return for under the table favors that may never come to light, RINO Arlen Specter stabbed his country in the back by voting in favor of the Intergenerational Theft Act of 2009, aka the "stimulus" package. But there could be a reckoning.

A new statewide poll shows 53 percent of Pennsylvanians — and 66 percent of Republicans — want someone to replace Sen. Arlen Specter. …
The numbers might reflect Specter's vote as one of three Republican senators who enabled passage of President Obama's $787 billion federal stimulus package, said James Lee, president of Harrisburg-based Susquehanna polling. But they reflect long-standing dissatisfaction among Republican conservatives with Specter's record, he said.
If the election were held today, "in a two-person race, Specter is toast" if his challenger is a credible candidate, Lee said.

Maybe there is such a thing as justice.

Time is running out for this RINO turncoat.

On a tip from Byron.

Paul Harvey, RIP

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:58 AM

Radio legend Paul Harvey died at age 90 Saturday. No one will ever replace him.

Now for the rest of the story. From Clinton-era commentary by Harvey entitled "If I Were the Devil":

I would gain control of the most powerful nation in the world; … I would convince people that character is not an issue when it comes to leadership; I would make it legal to take the life of unborn babies; … I would cheapen human life as much as possible so that the life of animals are valued more than human beings; … I would take God out of the schools, where even the mention of His name was grounds for a lawsuit; … I would get control of the media, so that every night I could pollute the mind of every family member for my agenda; I would attack the family, the backbone of any nation; I would make divorce acceptable and easy, even fashionable. If the family crumbles, so does the nation; I would compel people to express their most depraved fantasies on canvas and movie screens, and I would call it art; I would convince the world that people are born homosexuals, and that their lifestyles should be accepted and marveled; I would convince the people that right and wrong are determined by a few who call themselves authorities and refer to their agenda as politically correct; I would persuade people that the church is irrelevant and out of date, and the Bible is for the naive; … I guess I would leave things pretty much the way they are.

In short, if he were the Devil, he would engulf the world in moonbattery. Unfortunately we now have one fewer countermoonbat to keep the Devil at bay.

Harvey receiving the Distinguished Medal of Countermoonbattery.

On a tip from Wiggins.

March 1, 2009

Moonbats Advocate Reusable Toilet Wipes

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:06 AM

Forget Cheryl Croak demanding we use only one sheet of toilet paper. Forget sanctimonious Euroweenies chiding Americans for causing "ecological destruction" by making our TP too soft. The global warming hoax has now truly hit bottom:


What you see above are reusable cloth toilet wipes. According to advocates, reusables not only save the polar bears by supporting a natural lifestyle, but also have the advantage that they "can be used wet without any of the sopping disintegration that regular toilet paper is prone to." If you like to use wet toilet paper but hate that pesky sopping disintegration, these could be for you.

There's always the possibility that people won't choose to use rags instead of toilet paper. But if the government can take away our light bulbs, it can take away our Charmin too.

Hat tip: Andrew Bolt Blog, on a tip from mega.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:50 AM

Last one into the abyss is a rotten egg. On a tip from Antara.

Dirty Harry Takes Aim at Political Correctness

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:36 AM

To those who seriously think that a mayor should be driven out of his job over a picture of a watermelon patch in front of the White House, I present as a rebuttal the words of Clint Eastwood, best known for playing my all-time favorite fictional countermoonbat:

People have lost their sense of humor. In former times we constantly made jokes about different races. You can only tell them today with one hand over your mouth or you will be insulted as a racist.
I find that ridiculous. In those earlier days every friendly clique had a "Sam the Jew" or "Jose the Mexican" — but we didn't think anything of it or have a racist thought. It was just normal that we made jokes based on our nationality or ethnicity. That was never a problem. I don't want to be politically correct.

But in former times, snivelers hadn't perfected the technique of browbeating the gullible into submission with their allegedly hurt feelings.

Make my day, you humorless snivelers.

On a tip from Wiggins.

British Students Told to Take Terrorists' Point of View

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:17 AM

Just as predators do nature's bidding by preying on the weak and the lame, if Islam succeeds at destroying the West, it will only be because liberalism has rotted us to the point that we need to be destroyed. In Britain, they are begging for it — to the point of demanding of schoolchildren that they take Muslim terrorists' point of view:

Children are being encouraged to imagine they are suicide bombers plotting the July 7 attacks as part of the Government's strategy to combat violent extremism.
The exercise is part of a teaching pack aimed at secondary school pupils that has been adopted by the Department for Children, Schools and Families. It requires children to prepare a presentation on the July 7 atrocity — in which 52 innocent people died — "from the perspective of the bombers".
They are asked to summarise the reasons why they thought the bombers wanted to carry out their attacks and even suggest some more.

Note that the purpose of this moonbattery is to "combat violent extremism." I wonder if during the Blitz they combated violent extremism by making kids list all the reasons Nazis had for dropping bombs on them.

Reason #1: The West has let moonbattery make it soft.

On a tip from xantl.