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May 31, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:52 AM

Compliments of The.

Vet's Marine Corps Stickers Deemed a Violation

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:24 AM

After 9/11, moonbats were forced to look at a whole lot of patriotism. But no longer, now that the cultural tide seems to have turned. In Dallas, a homeowners association won't even tolerate Marine Corps decals on a veteran's truck:

Frank Larison is a disabled veteran with more than 14 years of service, including more than a year of combat duty in Vietnam.
The 58-year-old former Marine now finds himself under attack by his Dallas homeowners association for displaying seven decals on his vehicle supporting the Marine Corps. … The board says the decals are advertisements that violate HOA rules, and must be covered or removed.
Otherwise, the homeowners association for The Woodlands II on The Creek — where Larimore has lived for eight years — says in a letter it will tow the car at Larimore's expense. The board also threatens to fine him $50 for any future incident.
Larimore says the decals, ranging from the Marine emblem to Semper Fi slogans, aren't advertisements for anything. "You can't buy freedom," he reasoned.

No, but you can throw it away.

The few, the proud, the banned.

On tips from nancz and Henry.

Henry Waxman Gives a Geography Lesson

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:07 AM

Dem Congresscritter Henry Waxman, who is taking the lead in deliberately hamstringing our economy in the name of the discredited global warming hoax via Crap and Charade legislation, warns us of the menace of tundra emerging at the North Pole:

In our reality, there is only ice beneath the North Pole ice cap. But then, in our reality, it hasn't gotten any warmer since 1998.

On a tip from D. King.

A Night Out for the Most Equal of All Animals

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:43 AM

While we little people struggle to earn enough to pay our taxes during these dismal economic times, Comrade Obama and his bride took a little time off from nationalizing industries to go out on a date:

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama landed in New York Saturday afternoon, and after taking a helicopter from JFK into Manhattan, drove up the West Side Highway, where the northbound lanes were shut down by police for their visit, past Ground Zero, into the Village for dinner at the Village's Blue Hill restaurant. From there, they went north to Times Square, where they went to to see a production of "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" at the Belasco Theater on West 44 Street. …
Asked about the cost of the trip, which Republicans have criticized as indulgent, coming just ahead of the expected announcement of GM's bankruptcy filing on Monday, Josh Earnest told pool reporter Dave Michaels of the Dallas Morning News, that he "didn't anticipate being able to provide a cost estimate tonight."

Afterwards, police shut down Sixth Avenue so that our ruling twain could have it all to themselves on the way back to JFK airport. Obama's plane was accompanied by two others filled with staff and reporters.

I won't make enough money in my entire life to pay for this little extravagance, but apparently other taxpayers still have plenty of money. If not, Chairman Zero can just print some more, while the rest of us tighten our belts.

Setting off from Andrews Air Force Base on their little date.

Hat tip: Cristy Li.

Found: Beneficiaries of Obama's CAFE Standards

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:53 AM

I thought no one would benefit from the untimely dictate by Comrade Obama, Chairman of Government Motors, that American cars must be made still more unappealing and dangerous for the sake of absurdly high gas mileage that would be unnecessary if we were just allowed to drill our own oil. But I was forgetting about morticians:

Hat tip: The Blogprof.

May 30, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:07 PM

Compliments of Dave K.

Zombietime Anti-Prop 8 Freakshow

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:52 PM

Militant homosexuals sure don't like it that normal people still sometimes have a say via the democratic process. From Zombietime, here are a few of them throwing a tantrum in San Francisco Tuesday against California's Proposition 8, which prevents the desecration of matrimony through grotesque homosexual marriages:

Submit to their bullying or risk being called a bigot.

A friend borrows Biden's ball gag.

You're welcome for censoring the gay porn in the middle of his chest.

Since 9/11, every liberal protest has to have a Muslim angle.

In case you wondered where they stand on economic freedom.

If progressives win the culture war, these folks will be mainstream, and in the eyes of the establishment, normal people will be the freaks.

On a tip from Adam.

Look Who's in Charge of Our Economic Future

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:43 AM

Elizabeth Coleman, Inspector General of the Federal Reserve, explains where all our money is going:

It's past time to get the torches and pitchforks ready.

Via The Business Insider, on tips from TED and Jed.

May 29, 2009

8 Years After Slick Willie Left DC

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:59 AM


To quote a liberal icon,

I did not have sexual relations with that woman.

Compliments of Air2air.

Reconquistadors Take High Ground

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:04 AM

Reconquistadors are entrenching themselves in high places. First, a former Chairman of the UCLA chapter of MEChA — a group devoted to driving all non-Hispanics out of the southwestern USA — was elected Mayor of Los Angeles. Now an openly racist member of La Raza ("The Race") is ready to take a seat on the Supreme Court.

Comrade Obama owes the Reconquista movement; that's where he got the vacuous "Yes we can" slogan that moonbats chant the way the sheep bleat "Four legs good, two legs bad" in Animal Farm. This video gives an indication of the mentality soon to be elevated to the highest court in the land:

Since courts are where policy is made, from Sonia Sotomayor's sneeringly unconstitutional point of view, our neglected border defense is unlikely to benefit.

Compliments of Jed. Spelling of "OUR" compliments of the Reconquista movement.

Hat tips: Diggers Realm, The Blogprof, Stop the ACLU.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:21 AM

Compliments of Diversity Lane.

Imaginary Crisis Causes 315,000 Deaths per Year

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:41 AM

If anything reported in Roto-Reuters can be believed, the global warming crisis — which has recently been renamed the "climate change" crisis because it hasn't gotten any warmer for 11 years now — kills hundreds of thousands per year!

Climate change kills about 315,000 people a year through hunger, sickness and weather disasters, and the annual death toll is expected to rise to half a million by 2030, a report said on Friday.

The study is by the Global Humanitarian Forum, whose president is none other than Kofi Annan of oil-for-food scam fame. He shamelessly lies:

Climate change is the greatest emerging humanitarian challenge of our time, causing suffering to hundreds of millions of people worldwide. The first hit and worst affected are the world's poorest groups, and yet they have done least to cause the problem.

Wait: I thought this fictitious climate crisis was caused by pollution. Why not send the bill to China, India, and Brazil? Travelers will attest the air is much easier to breathe in the USA, a country wealthy enough (for now) to afford the luxury of environmental safeguards.

Annan's objective is the same as when he was top bureauweenie in the gang of corrupt dictators known as the United Nations: to thwart and steal from productive Americans — this time with an economic suicide pact to be signed in Copenhagen. Listen to him crank up the hyperbole:

Copenhagen needs to be the most ambitious international agreement ever negotiated. The alternative is mass starvation, mass migration and mass sickness.

International climate crusaders need to loot America quickly, before the last of our wealth goes up in a puff of Hope and Change. Barbara Stocking, chief executive of Oxfam in Britain and a GHF board member, makes clear what Copenhagen is all about:

Funding from rich countries to help the poor and vulnerable adapt to climate change is not even 1 percent of what is needed. This glaring injustice must be addressed at Copenhagen in December.

When moonbat thugs haul out the word "injustice," grab hold of your wallet with both hands.

Arafat's gone, but his buddy Annan is still in business.

On a tip from Gary B.

Represion Againts Students

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:08 AM

From California, home of the nation's highest paid teachers:


Via Knowledge Is Power, on a tip from Gregory of Yardale.

Government Motors Reveals 2010 Chevy Silverado

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:58 AM

This moonbatmobile runs on coffee grounds:


Putting left-wing kooks in charge of the auto industry is sure to produce some interesting models — though nothing anyone in their right mind would want to drive.

On a tip from Air2air.

Obama Leaves His Mark, Bird Style

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:45 AM

We're only a few months into this farcical nightmare, and already Chairman Zero has left his mark on the oval office — thanks to his difficulty in distinguishing windows from doors:


Compliments of Aaron S.

Sergio Garcia, Prom Queen

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:29 AM

Ostentatiously homosexual Sergio Garcia, "an aspiring choreographer and hairdresser" and student at Fairfax High in Los Angeles, has struck a mighty blow in the culture war by getting himself elected prom queen.

Bleats senior class president Vanessa Lo:

It just shows how open-minded our class is.

Actually, it shows how militantly moonbatty their class is. I'm guessing the likes of Carrie Prejean would have a tough go vying for the crown.

Just be glad you're not the prom king.

The prom queen strikes a pose.

On tips from Travis A, Air2air, and Ryan N.

New From Denny's

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:55 AM

Nadya Suleman's 15 minutes aren't up yet; she's inspired a new breakfast at Denny's:


Compliments of Morris.

May 28, 2009

Authorities Forbid Bible Study

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:53 PM

They say the power to tax is the power to destroy. Our anti-Christian rulers have taken this to heart:

Pastor David Jones and his wife Mary have been told that they cannot invite friends to their San Diego, Calif. home for a Bible study — unless they are willing to pay tens of thousands of dollars to San Diego County.
"On Good Friday we had an employee from San Diego County come to our house, and inform us that the Bible study that we were having was a religious assembly, and in violation of the code in the county." David Jones told FOX News.
"We told them this is not really a religious assembly — this is just a Bible study with friends. We have a meal, we pray, that was all," Jones said.
A few days later, the couple received a written warning that cited "unlawful use of land," ordering them to either "stop religious assembly or apply for a major use permit," the couple's attorney Dean Broyles told San Diego news station 10News.
But the major use permit could cost the Jones' thousands of dollars just to have a few friends over.

Of course it's not about the money, but about suppressing Christianity, which progressives see as an obstacle to their depraved objectives. As Mary Jones observes:

The implications are great because it's not only us that's involved. There are thousands and thousands of Bible studies that are held all across the country.

These studies may have to be held more furtively in the future.

Maybe we should start memorizing the Constitution, à la Fahrenheit 451, while it's still accessible. A good place to start would be the First Amendment:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Ronaldus Maximus noted that every generation has the obligation of keeping the flame of liberty alive for the next:

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.

If we don't push back hard against the rising tide of totalitarian moonbattery, this will be the generation that drops the torch.

The American Family Association has a petition for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

On tips from Henry B, Bernie D, Anniee451, Jim D, and Yanqui Bob.

Obama Thinks Constitution Is Over 20 Centuries Old

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:23 PM

Someone get this community activist a smarter teleprompter:

You would think Chairman Zero would show a little more respect for a document over 20 centuries old.

On a tip from Murff.

Where the Bread Gets Buttered

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:13 PM

The federal kleptocracy has announced over $1 trillion in new spending, but only about 6% has actually been spent, despite the supposed emergency that precluded debating or even reading the Porkzilla outrage. Where does the money go first? To the District of Criminals, naturally. Our rulers shouldn't have to endure bumpy rides in their limousines while the rest of us are taxed and regulated into economic ruin.


Compliments of John R.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:02 AM

Compliments of Diversity Lane.

Vote if You Dare

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:30 AM

In the end, everything adds up. Remember the story about the New Black Panthers endorsing Obama, and the one about armed Black Panther thugs intimidating voters? They add up to this:

This past Presidential Election, uniformed, baton swinging thugs were caught on video intimidating voters at a polling place in Philadelphia while hurling racial threats and insults at both black and white voters (see here, here). After investigating the incident, and before the change in Administrations, the Civil Rights Division of DOJ filed a complaint against the New Black Panther Party and several of its members for violations of Section 11(b) of the Voting Rights Act. That Section prohibits any "attempt to intimidate, threaten, or coerce" any voter and those aiding voters.
Neither the New Black Panther Party nor its members responded to the complaint. As a result, the federal district court ordered the Division to file a motion for a default judgment against the Party and its members. When a defendant doesn't respond to a lawsuit, this is what happens. By this time, however, the new Administration had taken charge. Instead of filing for a default judgment against the Party and its members, the Division VOLUNTARILY moved to dismiss the charges against the Black Panther Party and two of its members.
In other words, the Division voluntarily dismissed an uncontentested lawsuit against an individual who, by the terms of its own complaint, had "made statements containing racial threats and racial insults at both black and white individuals" and who "made menacing and intimidating gestures, statements, and movements directed at individuals who were present to aid voters." One member, Jerry Jackson, is an elected member of the Philadelphia Democratic Committee and was a credentialed poll watcher.

This video includes an interview with Jackson, which gives an excellent idea of the kind of guys Democrats want watching the polls:

No doubt the Black Panthers will have lots of help next election, with Obama's race-based and massive civilian national security force around to watch the polls.

Welcome to the Third World.

On a tip from Oiao.

American Taliban Targets War Memorial

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:05 AM

No wonder Plugs Bidens thinks that only 5% of the Taliban is too "incorrigible" to get along with. After all, he gets along fine with the ACLU, which as Teh Resistance Blog points out is the Taliban's American equivalent.

Here's one of the 6th-century Buddhas of Bamyan, which no longer exist because the Taliban doesn't like competition with Islam:


Here's a WWI memorial that has stood in the Mojave Desert since 1934, but that may not exist for long because the ACLU doesn't like competition with militant moonbattery:


Quacks an ACLU thug named Peter Eliasberg:

For us to choose the principal symbol of one religion that says Jesus is the Son of God and He is divine and say that is an appropriate way to reflect the sacrifice of people who don't believe that … is excluding by its very nature.

It would be exclusive not to exclude the Christianity, even if it is the basis of our civilization going back 2,000 years. So bring on the dynamite.

Currently the cross is still standing, but is hidden in a box so that it can't offend anyone while the case is considered by the Supremes. Any guesses on where Sonia Sotomayor would stand?

Next to be dynamited: all those offensively exclusive crosses at Arlington. That should get a hearty thumbs-up from Mullah Omar.

Dem Congresscritter Wants to Fix Economy With Mandated Vacation

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:28 AM

Here's a sterling example of how Democrats opportunistically respond to our economic problems with intrusive coercion wrapped in free goodies:

Policy makers in Washington, D.C., have been desperately seeking ways to lift the U.S. economy out of its worst slump since the Great Depression. Enter first-term House Democrat Alan Grayson of Orlando, who says it's as easy as making companies provide paid vacation to employees. Brilliant! Only, it's not.
Mr. Grayson's office said his proposal would "help rejuvenate the American economy" by improving productivity and generating more business for the U.S. travel and tourism industries once everyone has so much free time on their hands.
By this logic, so would a requirement that businesses give free airline tickets to their employees, but that doesn't mean it's a reasonable burden to impose on employers. It's hard to think of a worse time to hit them with a new mandate.

Needless to say, the actual consequence of forcing businesses to provide more opulent benefits during a severe recession will be to discourage them from hiring employees, if not to drive them out of business — thus creating more dependency on the government.

They say not to attribute to malice what can be ascribed to incompetence, but if the left were as incompetent as it seems, how did it seize control of the media, academia, and now the government?

Alan Grayson with a fellow moonbat.

On a tip from John R.

Chicago Politics Hits the Auto Industry

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:01 AM

Now that Chrysler has been absorbed by the federal blob, this is to be expected:

As part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Chrysler is terminating one-fourth of its franchises — but some say its catalog of doomed dealerships looks more like a hit list that specifically seeks to put Republican donors out of business.
…WND reviewed the list of 789 closing franchises and databases of political donors and found that of dealership majority owners making contributions in the November 2008 election, less than 10 percent gifted to Democrats while 90 percent gave substantial sums to Republican candidates.
The listed franchise owners contributed at least $450,000 to Republican presidential candidates and the GOP, while only $7,970 was donated to Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign and $2,200 was given to Sen. John Edwards' campaign.
Obama received a combined total of only $450 in donations — $250 from dealer Jane Baldock in Wenatchee, Wash., and $200 from Waco, Texas, dealer Jeffrey Hunter.

Apparently, the Anointed One considers $450 donations an insult.

Vernon Buchanan's Chrysler dealership in Venice, Florida has been tremendously successful, consistently selling over twice the average stock. But he's a GOP Congressman, and has given almost $150,000 to Republican candidates and organizations in the last two years. Consequently, his dealership was the first on the list of facilities marked for termination by June 9.

"Change" means living in a cross between Chicago and Venezuela.

On a tip from Lyle.

W and Cheney Take Revenge for Calumnies

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:31 AM


This is probably the only way you would get any truth out of Nazi Pelousy.

Compliments of Morris.

May 27, 2009

Nothing Reverse About It

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:03 PM


Rush says Comrade Obama's radical pick for the Supremes is a "reverse racist." For once, I'll have to disagree with El Rushbo. Racists are racists, even when they dress up in colored sheets.

[A] wise Latina woman with the richness of her experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life.
—A racist.

Compliments of Aaron S.

Sotomayor: Right to Bear Arms Is Unconstitutional

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:28 PM

There's one good thing about Obama's pick of ultra-left zealot Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court: it should enlighten those clueless enough not to realize that Chairman Zero is an extremely dangerous radical. At Jumping in Pools, we learn of Sotomayor's take on the crucial Second Amendment, which guarantees our right to bear arms:

Sotomayor is a graduate from Princeton University, where her legal theses included Race in the American Classroom, and Undying Injustice: American "Exceptionalism" and Permanent Bigotry, and Deadly Obsession: American Gun Culture. In this text, the student Sotomayor explained that the Second Amendment to the Constitution did not actually afford individual citizens the right to bear arms, but only duly conferred organizations, like the military. Instead of making guns illegal, she argues that they have been illegal for individuals to own since the passing of the Bill of Rights.

Sotomayor also helped to establish our current pro-terrorist anti-terror strategy with the insane ruling that illegal combatants captured on foreign battlefields are entitled to all the rights of American citizens. She is militantly racist, as she made obvious in an appalling ruling by which test scores were discarded so that unqualified blacks could be promoted instead of qualified whites in New Haven's fire department.

Here she is declaring that the Constitution be damned, courts are where policy is made:

But despite being one of the last people on earth who could be counted on to faithfully interpret the Constitution, Sotomayor is assured of confirmation, because she has the qualifications that actually matter, being not only a flaming moonbat but a Hispanic and a female, and having grown up in a South Bronx trashcan. Here's Joe Biden discussing her unassailable credentials:

I think that the only reason Clarence Thomas is on the Court is because he is black. I don't believe he could have won had he been white. And the reason is, I think it was a cynical ploy by President Bush.

Whoops, he was talking about Clarence Thomas. But I'm sure Plugs must have said something similar about Sotomayor, if his point of view has any consistency at all.

Hat tip: The Blogprof.

White Is the New Green

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:22 AM

The other day I made an off-hand joke that next the government would order us all to paint our houses pink on behalf the polar bears. Turns out, I was almost right:

US Energy Secretary Steven Chu said Tuesday the Obama administration wanted to paint roofs an energy-reflecting white, as he took part in a climate change symposium in London.
The Nobel laureate in physics called for a "new revolution" in energy generation to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
But he warned there was no silver bullet for tackling climate change, and said a range of measures should be introduced, including painting flat roofs white.
Making roads and roofs a paler colour could have the equivalent effect of taking every car in the world off the road for 11 years, Chu said.

When the government catches on that the climate has actually been getting cooler, it will then insist that we paint our roofs black. Or maybe we'll have to paint them white in the spring and black in the fall. It looks like Sherwin-Williams has been giving generously to the Democrat Party.

Sherwin-Williams lobbyists are working on legislation to paint the entire planet.

On tips from Franco, Puffdaddy, and mega.


Just to clarify, the Sherwin-Williams stuff is just for laughs. So far as I know, SWP has nothing to do with the government wanting us to paint our roofs white to save the planet.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:04 AM

Compliments of Jed.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Admits to Coercing Us Out of Our Cars

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:42 AM

Time to size Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood for a ball gag; he seems to be taking Comrade Obama's bogus promise of transparency seriously. Here he is explaining his totalitarian "livability" initiative:

It is a way to coerce people out of their cars.

"Coerce" — a liberal's favorite verb.

When asked to respond to the observation by conservatives that his livable communities jihad is unreasonably intrusive, LaHood shrugged:

About everything we do around here is government intrusion in people's lives. So have at it.

Just call it the Audacity of Arrogance.

Ray LaHoodlum wants to force your community to be "livable."

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

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Sics FBI on Dissident

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:17 AM

Now that we live in the era of Hopey Change, the authorities have pretty much called off the War on Terror. But they're still keeping busy, by defending our glorious bureaucracy from menaces like smshirk of the Tea Party Patriots, who writes:

Beginning in earnest in September of 2008 I began a campaign of letter writing to elected United States Representatives, Senators, and the White House under both President Bush and now President Obama. The tone of my correspondence has been that of a citizen who is fed up with the government for spending money we do not have, at a time when we are experiencing economic deflation, and taking control of private business, where I believe it is in violation of the constitutional rights of business owners, shareholders, and frankly every citizen of this country. Ask the Bank of America shareholders today if their rights were violated when the government forced BACs CEO to purchase Merrill Lynch for $15 billion more than its value. I wasn't aware of the facts at that time, but I knew government had no right to enter into the making of business decisions for shareholders, with or without full disclosure.
I have further stated my intent to exercise any and all of my rights as a citizen to do everything in my power to see that any elected official who refuses to govern according to the constitution, and who refuses to act in an official capacity according to the wishes, beliefs, and demands of the public be removed from public office. I have also voiced my opinion that career politicians are the antithesis of the views of the framers, and called for single term limits of any elected office. In no way did I ever suggest anything other than our constitutional rights as citizens to control our government's actions.
Yesterday, as a result of one of my letters, I was paid a visit by the Joint Terrorism Task Force of the FBI. One Senator, Sheldon Whitehouse, reported to the FBI that he felt I was endangering the government and should be investigated as a suspected terrorist. This after every single one my letters was sent through the official website of the government, and contained all of my personally identifying information and was specifically stated as advising each U. S. Senator that I was offering political opinion about pending legislation, or governmental policy.
Apparently, as this left leaning Congress assaults our rights on a daily basis, they are now resorting to reporting dissenters to their policies to the FBI, under the guise of terrorist threats. Since when did expressing a political opinion, or disagreeing with the passage of Socialist bills in the legislature become terrorist in nature? I have specifically objected vehemently to the TARP, TALC, Economic Recovery Act, Omnibus Spending Bill, President Obama's 3.6 trillion dollar budget, cap and trade, and every other anti capitalist bill put forth in the 111th Congress.

See how this extremist boasts of his thought crimes! But Senator Whitehouse (D-RI) is onto him, and will use the full force of the federal behemoth to keep him in line.

By the way, congratulations are due to Senator Whitehouse. BHO having moved on to the Oval Office, Sheldon succeeds him as the most liberal moonbat in the entire Senate, according to the National Journal. He was elected after the Republican Party backed the backstabbing, Obama-supporting RINO Lincoln Chafee over his conservative challenger Steve Laffey.

Sheldon Whitelouse: Keeping America safe from opposition to moonbattery.

On a tip from nancz.

MIT's Global Warming Forecast Technology

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:43 AM

Moonbats at MIT have at last devised a relatively reliable method to predict just how cataclysmic our doom will be if we don't submit to sufficiently suffocating levels of taxation and bureaucratic control:


Original caption:

The Greenhouse Gamble: Ronald Prinn, director of MIT's Center for Global Change Science, and his group have revised their model that shows how much hotter the Earth's climate will get in this century without substantial policy change. Standing with the group's "roulette wheel" are, from left to right, Mort Webster, professor in the Engineering Systems Division; Adam Schlosser, principal research scientist at the Center for Global Change Science; Prinn, the TEPCO Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry; and Sergey Paltsev, principal research scientist, MIT Energy Initiative. Donna Coveney/MIT

This appears to be on the level. No doubt playing footsy with greedy totalitarian bureaucrats provides these folks with lucrative grants at taxpayer expense.

In other enviroswindle news, tax-exempt National Geographic claims that complicit scientists can hear global warming as it happens. It still hasn't gotten any warmer since 1998, but evidently the climate crusaders can hear it anyway.

On a tip from Smoke TNT.

Big Brother Cracks Down on Second-Hand Sales

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:14 AM

If you're planning a garage sale or want to make a few bucks selling stuff you don't want on eBay, make sure to hire a lawyer first:

Just like megasize toy manufacturers and stores that sell products from China, the notoriously broad and confusing federal Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act applies to you and your front yard.
Anyone selling products, even used ones, that have been recalled or banned by the act is in violation. …
Besides people holding yard sales, the law applies to thrift or consignment stores, charities, flea markets and people who sell on auction Web sites, the [Consumer Product Safety Commission resellers'] handbook says.

Ignorance of the law is no excuse, so you'd better memorize the blizzard of regulations blowing out of Washington. If you're already a reseller, you're probably guilty, so report to the Castle at once.

The commission studied thrift stores nationwide in 1999 and found that 69 percent were selling products that had been recalled, banned or failed to meet safety standards, according to the handbook.

The problem is, resellers don't have any juice in the District of Criminals, because they can't afford lobbyists or big campaign donations. Here's how it works:

As the safety act's Feb. 10 compliance date loomed, frustrated manufacturers and retailers — including book publishers, toothbrush makers and bicycle suppliers — lobbied to have their products excluded from the act, or to be granted stays of enforcement until they could figure out how to comply.
Some succeeded. Others, including the resale industry, did not.
Adele Meyer, executive director of the National Association of Resale and Thrift Shops, said member stores are now doing the best they can to follow the law.
"It's just the way it was written, it's almost impossible to abide by this law," Meyer said.
Some stores, to avoid any risk, quit accepting children's products altogether, she said.

Those who dare to hold garage sales are advised to avoid selling a long list of common items, including most anything a child might use, largely due to the menace of phthalates and trace elements of lead.

But the government will still let you sell many items made entirely of wood, so long as there is no paint or hardware, and items made entirely of yarn or certain approved textiles. Needless to say, threads, elastic, and closures should not be metallic. Also, traditional books printed after 1985 are not yet restricted.

Everything else should stay piled up in your garage until the Reign of Moonbattery is over, lest you violate garbage disposal regulations.

A shopper learns that the doll he wants violates federal regulations.

On a tip from Wiggins.

South Park Economics Applied to Closing Club Gitmo

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:27 AM

Here's how Chairman Zero applied lessons learned from watching TV to closing Club Gitmo:

Sometimes it takes "South Park" to explain life's deeper mysteries. Like the logic of the Obama administration's policy proposals.
Consider the 1998 "Gnomes" episode — possibly surpassing Milton Friedman's "Free to Choose" as the classic defense of capitalism — in which the children of South Park, Colo., get a lesson in how not to run an enterprise from mysterious little men who go about stealing undergarments from the unsuspecting and collecting them in a huge underground storehouse.
What's the big idea? The gnomes explain:
"Phase One: Collect underpants.
"Phase Two: ?
"Phase Three: Profit."
Lest you think there's a step missing here, that's the whole point. ("What about Phase Two?" asks one of the kids. "Well," answers a gnome, "Phase Three is profits!") This more or less sums up Mr. Obama's speech last week on Guantanamo, in which the president explained how he intended to dispose of the remaining detainees after both houses of Congress voted overwhelmingly against bringing them to the U.S.
The president's plan can briefly be described as follows. Phase One: Order Guantanamo closed. Phase Two: ? Phase Three: Close Gitmo!

BHO has also applied this ingenious approach to Middle East peace:

Phase One: Talk to Iran, Syria, whoever. Phase Two: ? Phase Three: Peace!

It even works as a response to nuclear saber-rattling from communist dictators:

Phase One: Propose a "structure." …

The reason the Anointed One leaves out Phase Two becomes obvious if you look at his energy policy including all three of the phases needed to run our economy on windmills and switchgrass:

Phase One: Inaugurate the era of "green" energy. Phase Two: Overturn the first and second laws of thermodynamics. Phase Three: Carbon neutrality!

If only this approach worked. We could save America by initiating a plan like this — Phase One: Unmask Obama and the moonbats running Congress as malignant radicals. Phase Two: ? Phase Three: Get patriots and grownups back in the driver's seat before the country goes into irreversible decline.

Back to work, terrorists! We're only a Phase Two away from closing Club Gitmo.

On a tip from mandible claw.

Memorial Day Flag Ban

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:54 AM

It couldn't have been easy for moonbats, having to look at all those flags after 9/11. But now they've got the whip hand, and they are taking their revenge.

Is it okay to show your patriotism at the office?
For one Arlington [Texas] woman, the answer was "no" after she hung an American flag in her office just before the Memorial Day weekend.
Debbie McLucas is one of four hospital supervisors at Kindred Hospital in Mansfield. Last week, she hung a three-by-five foot American flag in the office she shares with the other supervisors.
When McLucas came to work Friday, her boss told her another supervisor had found her flag offensive. "I was just totally speechless. I was like, 'You're kidding me,'" McLucas said.
McLucas' husband and sons are former military men. Her daughter is currently serving in Iraq as a combat medic.
Stifling a cry, McLucas said, "I just wonder if all those young men and women over there are really doing this for nothing."
McLucas said the supervisor who complained has been in the United States for 14 years and is formerly from Africa. McLucas said the supervisor took down Debbie's flag herself.

So much for the melting pot.

Apparently putting this guy's protégé in the White House wasn't enough.

On a tip from Viking04.

Moonbats Denounce Canada's Governor General for Honoring Inuit Tradition

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:40 AM

Get mad, Canadians! Animal rights moonbats think you're Neanderthals. They don't like it one bit that Governor General Michaëlle Jean ate some raw seal in a show of support for Inuit traditions.

Barbara Slee, an anti-seal hunt campaigner at the International Fund for Animal Welfare in Brussels, said she was disgusted by Jean's actions.
"The fact that the Governor General in public is slashing and eating a seal, I don't think that really helps the cause, and I'm convinced that this will not change the mind of European citizens and politicians," Slee told The Associated Press.
"It amazes us that a Canadian official would indulge in such bloodlust," Dan Mathews, senior vice-president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, told the Toronto Star.
"It sounds like she's trying to give Canadians an even more Neanderthal image around the world than they already have."
Kicking off a weeklong visit to Nunavut on Monday as part of the territory's 10th anniversary celebrations, Jean gutted and ate some fresh seal at a community festival in the central Nunavut community of Rankin Inlet.
The move, to show support for the beleaguered seal hunters, comes as the European Union voted earlier this month to impose a ban on seal products after years of intense lobbying by animal rights groups.
Asked Tuesday whether her actions were a message to Europe, Jean replied, "Take from that what you will."
A spokeswoman for EU Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas offered no official reaction.
"No comment — it's too bizarre to acknowledge," [EU "Spokeswoman for the Environment"] Barbara Helfferich said.

More bizarre still is the arrogance of sanctimonious Euroweenies who try to impose their authoritarian moonbattery on the entire planet.

On a tip from Chris.

Moonbat Protest Fail

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:13 AM

Seen on a corner in Monrovia, California:


We already have equal rigts for morons, so let's have them for Mercedes.

Compliments of Jessica W. and Richard C.

Coming Soon From Government Motors

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:50 AM

This is not a joke, but an actual vehicle that will soon be used to ferry passengers around airports in Europe:

The AirPod carries four people in a vehicle that is about 6 feet long and weighs roughly 450 pounds. Its single-piston engine is driven by compressed air. The tank holds 175 liters of compressed air, according to Zero Pollution Motors, and can be filled to 350 bar (5,076 psi!) in as little as 90 seconds. That's enough to give the AirPod a range of about 135 miles and a top speed of 43 mph.

Considering that his fellow moonbats regard this as a car, we're going to regret letting Comrade Obama seize control of the auto industry.

On a tip from Air2air.

May 26, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:28 AM

Compliments of Jeffery Wright.

Paul Krugman Blames California's Mess on Republicans

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:01 AM

It seemed that New York Times propagandist Paul Krugman was finally taking appropriate medication when he started off a recent column like this:

California, it has long been claimed, is where the future happens first. But is that still true? If it is, God help America.

Due to the total dominance of liberal Democrats, California has spent itself into such a deep hole that the entire state will soon go bankrupt if Washington doesn't bestow upon it a massive bailout at our expense. Even Krugman couldn't help but notice that loot-and-waste policies have led to unmitigated disaster in the Land of Fruits and Nuts.

But wait — according to Krugman, it isn't the fault of the Democrats who run the place, or even of the RINO Governator, but of conservatives and the powerless Republican minority.

There is no problem that can't be solved by higher taxes, according to the high priests of moonbattery at the Slimes. Despite a crippling tax burden that has been driving productive citizens out of the state at the highest rate in the union, California's taxes aren't high enough in Krugman's estimation. If taxes are too low, who are you going to blame? Republicans, of course. Gibbers Krugman:

And while the party's growing extremism condemns it to seemingly permanent minority status — Mr. Schwarzenegger was and is sui generis — the Republican rump retains enough seats in the Legislature to block any responsible action in the face of the fiscal crisis.

What concerns Krugman isn't that California might pull the whole country down into bankruptcy, but that "extremist" Republicans might prevent it. However, he reassures the Gray Lady's faithful that all should be well, since federal taxes can be jacked through the ceiling without the two-thirds majority required of California's legislature.

When libs like Krugman have their way, and runaway taxation reduces the whole country to California's condition, we can just go to the UN and get a bailout from them.

On a tip from Rob Banks.

Maryland's Missing Millionaires

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:38 AM

Hopefully the looters running Maryland are learning a lesson regarding the limits of the eat-the-rich politics so fashionable among Obamunists:

Maryland couldn't balance its budget last year, so the state tried to close the shortfall by fleecing the wealthy. Politicians in Annapolis created a millionaire tax bracket, raising the top marginal income-tax rate to 6.25%. And because cities such as Baltimore and Bethesda also impose income taxes, the state-local tax rate can go as high as 9.45%. Governor Martin O'Malley, a dedicated class warrior, declared that these richest 0.3% of filers were "willing and able to pay their fair share." The Baltimore Sun predicted the rich would "grin and bear it."
One year later, nobody's grinning. One-third of the millionaires have disappeared from Maryland tax rolls. In 2008 roughly 3,000 million-dollar income tax returns were filed by the end of April. This year there were 2,000, which the state comptroller's office concedes is a "substantial decline." On those missing returns, the government collects 6.25% of nothing. Instead of the state coffers gaining the extra $106 million the politicians predicted, millionaires paid $100 million less in taxes than they did last year — even at higher rates.

This is in part due to the recession, but largely due to the wealthy escaping Maryland, just as they've been escaping California, New York, and New Jersey. The middle class is left behind to pay for grotesquely metastasizing government. When it is taxed out of existence, Maryland will turn into a giant Detroit.

But this can't happen at a federal level. You can't escape Obama's "spread the wealth around" economics by crossing state lines.

Instead, those with wealth and the companies that create that wealth will be forced to leave the country.

Then we won't have them to oppress us with employment anymore, and Detroit will stretch from sea to shining sea.

On a tip from baldeagle390.

Rowan Williams Defends Corrupt MPs

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:08 AM

As head of the Church of England, Archmoonbat of Canterbury Rowan Williams is a champion of the downtrodden: not just Britain's put-upon Islamic conquerors (as noted here, here, and here), but also politicians oppressed by those who object to their corruption:

The spiritual head of the British Anglican church, Archbishop Rowan Williams, has warned what he calls the "systematic humiliation" of British politicians could damage democracy.
The revelations of extravagant expense claims have infuriated Britons and fuelled pressure for an early parliamentary election.
Claims made by more than 200 of Parliament's 646 MPs have now been exposed in a series of reports by the Daily Telegraph newspaper, based on information passed on by a former British army officer from an unnamed source.
"Many will now be wondering whether the point has not been adequately made," Archbishop Williams wrote in The Times newspaper.
"The continuing systematic humiliation of politicians itself threatens to carry a heavy price in terms of our ability to salvage some confidence in our democracy."

It's getting a little late to salvage any confidence in the moonbattery-addled Church of England, thanks to Pigswilliams. But it's inspiring to see him go to bat for his fellow bureaucratic overseers of England's self-induced decline.

Rowan Williams' head floats by.

On a tip from Burning Hot.

Climate Police Denounce Lamb, Tomatoes, and Alcohol

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:00 AM

The cult of global warming, as represented by Britain's bureaucracy, has found new culprits in the climatic oppression of the polar bears: lamb, tomatoes, and alcohol.

Lamb should not be eaten because sheep belch, thus throwing the climate into chaos.

A government-sponsored study into greenhouse gases found that producing 2.2lb of lamb released the equivalent of 37lb of carbon dioxide.

A similar study, conducted in the Dark Ages, found that 42 angels could dance on the head of a pin.

Tomatoes stand condemned as the most "carbon-intensive" of vegetables, because they are often grown in greenhouses. Look for punitive taxes, to be followed by bans. Enjoy your ketchup and spaghetti sauce while you can.

Worse still, the high priests of envirofascism have alcohol in their sites:

Alcoholic drinks are another significant contributory factor, with the growing and processing of crops such as hops and malt into beer and whisky helping to generate 1.5% of the nation's greenhouse gases.

If only a study would invent some percentage of greenhouse gases generated by power-mad bureaucrats.

On a tip from mega.

May 25, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:21 AM

Compliments of Diversity Lane. On a tip from conservativeteen.

Moonbat Messiah Acknowledges Memorial Day

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:08 AM

Chairman Zero might want to ask his friend Bill Gates about the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. At least he means well… I guess:

President Barack Obama saluted veterans and urged his countrymen to do the same this Memorial Day weekend, saying the nation has not always paid them proper respect.
In his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday, Obama said people can honor veterans by sending a letter or care package to troops overseas, volunteering at health clinics or taking supplies to a homeless veterans center. …
Obama said he was committed to giving troops the training and equipment they need and making certain the Veterans Affairs Department had the money it needed. He also noted that he had signed a bill into law that would eliminate waste in defense projects and was working to improve the economy so that veterans can find a good job, provide for their families and earn a college degree.

No doubt those left behind by fallen heroes will really appreciate BHO's efforts to "eliminate waste" by gutting the defense budget.

Our Commander in Chief wishes you a Happy Veterans Day!

On a tip from Bill V.

Memorial Day Playlist

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:38 AM

Common Cents has gathered a few songs that deserve a play on Memorial Day.

"Proud to Be an American" by Lee Greenwood:

"American Soldier" by Toby Keith:

"Some Gave All" by Billy Ray Cirus:

"If You're Reading This" by Tim McGraw:

World War II Posters

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:01 AM

Americans have been honoring our heroes for some time now. Only recently have we needed to raise our voices to do it, to be heard over the chorus of moonbats denouncing them as rapists, torturers, and fiends. Check out these WWII era posters:








Americans are out there now in Iraq and Afghanistan, taking the same risks for the same purpose as troops in WWII. Too bad we don't see posters like these instead of endless images of Chairman Zero.

Compliments of Bergbikr.

NRCC Memorial Day Tribute

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:43 AM

From the National Republican Congressional Committee:

On a tip from John R.

May 24, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:53 AM

Via Theo Spark, on a tip from JC.

Why You Need a Gun

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:37 AM

Not to worry. Once Comrade Obama has doubled this guy's welfare payments, he's sure to transform into a model citizen.

Compliments of Viking04.

Congress Degenerates Into Vaudeville

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:23 AM

The federal kakistocracy is preparing a death blow to the already teetering economy in the form of deranged "cap and trade" legislation, which will deliberately suppress productive activity in the name of the discredited global warming hoax. Republicans threatened to buy America a little time by forcing the entire 946-page bill to be read aloud in Congress. Not even Henry Waxman, the left-wing freak who has been ramming this act of economic sabotage through the Energy and Commerce Committee he chairs, is familiar with its contents, as he admits here:

If not even Waxman could be troubled to read this monstrosity, imagine have to sit through someone reading it aloud. Dems countered the Republican threat by bringing in a speed reader. Here he is in action:

The next two generations of Americans will grow up in poverty as a result of the farce currently unfolding in Washington. Let's hope the laughs are worth it.

Hat tip: The Blogprof.

Not a Christian Nation?

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:21 AM

Rep Randy Forbes (R-VA) responds to the Moonbat Messiah's declaration before a Muslim audience that America does not consider itself a Christian nation:

Chairman Zero is advised to speak for himself in the future.

On a tip from jpd.

Moonbats Sign Petition to Ban Water

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:29 AM

In case you missed this earlier, here are some righteous climate crusaders signing a petition to ban dihydrogen monoxide — aka water:

Why not? It doesn't make any less sense than the jihad against CO2.

On a tip from Hoosier Army Mom.

Comrade Obama: "We're Out of Money Now"

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:11 AM

Ever wonder how long the Obamination Administration can continue flinging our money to the four winds before it runs out, and the entire country follows California down the tubes toward insolvency? Here's your answer:

C-SPAN's Steve Scully: You know the numbers, $1.7 trillion debt, a national deficit of $11 trillion. At what point do we run out of money?
Chairman Zero: Well, we are out of money now.

Yet the spending spree is still picking up steam. Next on the shopping list is nationalized healthcare.

Maybe putting children in charge of the federal government wasn't such a good idea after all.

On a tip from The MaryHunter. Hat tip: Gateway Pundit.

May 23, 2009

Moonbat Gafforama

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:40 AM

Not even Plugs Biden can top The Anointed One when it comes to gaffes that would play on TV in an endless loop if any Republican made them.

Not that Plugs hasn't come up with a few gems for the blooper reels:

Queen of Congress Nazi Pelousi has had her embarrassing moments too:

Needless to say, so has press secretary Robert Gibbs:

You might call our current government one gigantic blunder.

On tips from TED.

Dem Support Eroding Already

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:32 AM

Despite the radical Change Dems are showing the Audacity to inflict on America, they hardly have a mandate. Obama barely squeaked by against a dismal Republican candidate after years of substandard Republican rule. Already, what support the Dems have is eroding:

Conservatives are holding their own, while the ranks of independents have skyrocketed since November's presidential election, the latest Pew Research Center poll shows. The poll of 3,013 adults from March 31 to April 21 found that there had been "no consistent movement away from conservatism, nor a shift toward liberalism" since the election.

Independents, who now make up 39% of the electorate, are "more skittish than they were two years ago about expanding the social safety net and are reluctant backers of greater government involvement in the private sector," according to the poll.

Among Republicans, self-identified conservatives have risen since 2000 from 60% to 66%, hopefully high enough to crowd RINOs off the top of the ticket next time around. Among independents, conservatives have risen to 33%, from 28% in 2007.

This is before the inevitably catastrophic consequences of Obama's loot and waste policies kick in, and even before the warm glow of voting for the black guy even though he isn't qualified wears off — and wear off it will, as anyone who endured New York City during the David Dinkins reign of error can attest.

On a tip from Oiao.

ACORN Symbol Appears on New Obama Currency

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:54 AM


As Gateway Pundit points out, it's to be expected that the logo of the corrupt voter fraud outfit ACORN should figure prominently on new currency planned by the Obamination Administration:

One of Barack Obama's first big "community organizer" jobs involved ACORN in 1992. Obama also trained ACORN employees. He represented ACORN in court. Obama worked with and protested with ACORN. His campaign donated $800,000 to ACORN this year for voter registration efforts. And, ACORN even canvassed for Obama in 2008.

What is surprising is that the denomination is so small. When the inevitable inflationary consequences of Obama's wasteful spending spree hit, $44 won't buy you a hanky to wipe your tears.

On a tip from Burning Hot.

May 22, 2009

Tax Day Tea Party 2009 Gala Extravaganza: The Movie

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:42 PM

Special thanks are due to Mr. Punky Kitten for making a video of the Tax Day Tea Party 2009 photos provided by Moonbattery readers:

Let this be inspiration to make big plans for the Fourth of July. To find the Tea Party nearest you or to start one, see, Re Tea Party, or

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:25 PM


2012 Car Commercial

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:07 PM

From Iowahawk, on a tip from Sam Houston.

V: Sci-Fi Take on Age of Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:55 AM

V's sweet-talking Hopey Change aliens are actually reptiles. Compliments of Aaron S.

Sometimes it's hard to prevent popular culture from spontaneously expressing incorrect thoughts, as with the upcoming ABC redo of V, which looks like a grim metaphor for Obamania. Via Big Hollywood:

Aliens arrive offering "hope" and telling us not to be afraid of "change."
To grab power they set out to manipulate the media and create a culture of devotion around themselves.
But they are not who they appear to be.
In fact, they're out to destroy our way of life.
Either someone's activated our right-wing sleeper agents at ABC or the network has no idea what they've created and will soon realize they are now stuck with a second multi-million dollar miniseries that can't be released on DVD.

Amazingly, it looks like the hero is a priest. I may have to check my cable guide and find the channel for ABC.

It's hard to deny there are parallels between the trailer above and the excellent docudrama on the Obamination Administration by

On a tip from Justin S. Hat tips: Curmudgeonly & Skeptical, Teh Resistance Blog.

Dems in Congress Hold Big Lead

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:31 AM

These days Democrats are certainly dominating the culture – the Culture of Corruption, that is. The following congresscritters are under investigation:

Democratic members of Congress: Sanford Bishop of Georgia, Jesse Jackson of Illinois, Allan Mollohan of West Virginia, John Murtha of Pennsylvania, Charlie Rangel of New York, Linda Sanchez of California, Loretta Sanchez of California, Pete Visclosky of Indiana.
Democratic Senators: Roland Burris of Illinois, Kent Conrad of North Dakota, Bob Menendez of New Jersey.
Republican members of Congress: Jerry Lewis of California, Garry Miller of California, Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania, Don Young of Alaska.
Republican Senators: None.

CREW has details.

On a tip from Oiao.

Slick Willie Gropes Nanny

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:18 AM

You could almost get nostalgic for the days when our president was too busy chasing interns around his desk to methodically dismantle our economy, terror defenses, democracy, and way of life. Slick Willie took us down memory lane at a charity event in Vienna last weekend by publicly groping actress Fran Drescher, best known for her role in The Nanny. Via Weasel Zippers:


On a tip from Rob Banks.

Newsweek Tries to Spin Its Own Tailspin

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:59 AM

The Obamunist propagandists at Newsweek are experts at spin. But no one can spin a 50% drop in their circulation as positive — not even editor Jon Meacham, though he's doing his farcical best:

Jon Meacham admits it is hard to explain, even to his own people, why chopping Newsweek's circulation in half is a good thing.
"It's hugely counterintuitive," the magazine's editor says. "The staff doesn't understand it."

That could be because not even the moonbats at Newsreek are too clueless to notice that their hard-left rag is going down the tubes.

Newsweek, owned by The Washington Post Co., is accelerating the process [of decline] because it is bleeding red ink, losing nearly $20 million in the first quarter. Newsweek, whose circulation was as high as 3.1 million in recent years, plans to cut that to 1.5 million by the beginning of 2010, in part by discouraging renewals. The magazine will begin charging the average subscriber about 90 cents an issue, nearly double the current rate.
"If we can't convince a million and a half people we're worth less than a dollar a week, the market will have spoken," Meacham says.

Consider me convinced; I think Newsbleak is worth much less than a dollar a week. The snootier version planned for its limited future may be worth less still.

Look who needs a bailout.

On a tip from Refuter of Liberal Vermin. Hat tip: NewsBusters.

American Nuclear Technology Headed for Middle East

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:35 AM

Our rulers are insane:

President Barack Obama agreed Wednesday to share US nuclear power technology with the oil-rich United Arab Emirates, giving his consent to a deal signed in the final days of George W. Bush's administration.
The pact now goes to Congress, which will have 90 days to amend or reject it.
The agreement creates a legal framework for the US to transfer sensitive nuclear items to the United Arab Emirates, a federation of seven Middle Eastern states that wants nuclear power to satisfy growing demand for electricity.

Considering that the UAE is floating on a lake of oil, it's hard to take their "growing demand for electricity" seriously. I wonder what other uses our Arab friends would have for nuclear technology?


On a tip from cowlove.

The Enviromoonbattery-Industrial Complex

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:05 AM

Bjorn Lomborg — an environmental writer who went off the reservation — shines some light on the climate-industrial complex, a corrupt alliance far more threatening than the military-industrial complex Eisenhower once warned about:

The world's largest wind-turbine manufacturer, Copenhagen Climate Council member Vestas, urges governments to invest heavily in the wind market. It sponsors CNN's "Climate in Peril" segment, increasing support for policies that would increase Vestas's earnings. A fellow council member, Mr. [Albert "The Goracle"] Gore's green investment firm Generation Investment Management, warns of a significant risk to the U.S. economy unless a price is quickly placed on carbon.

The Copenhagen Climate Council is setting the stage for an economic suicide pact along the lines of Kyoto, which our government would now be irresponsible enough to sign.

Even companies that are not heavily engaged in green business stand to gain. European energy companies made tens of billions of euros in the first years of the European Trading System when they received free carbon emission allocations.
American electricity utility Duke Energy, a member of the Copenhagen Climate Council, has long promoted a U.S. cap-and-trade scheme. Yet the company bitterly opposed the Warner-Lieberman bill in the U.S. Senate that would have created such a scheme because it did not include European-style handouts to coal companies. The Waxman-Markey bill in the House of Representatives promises to bring back the free lunch.
U.S. companies and interest groups involved with climate change hired 2,430 lobbyists just last year, up 300% from five years ago. Fifty of the biggest U.S. electric utilities — including Duke — spent $51 million on lobbyists in just six months.

As for the effect this politically correct corruption will have on our already crippled economy:

Spain has been proclaimed a global example in providing financial aid to renewable energy companies to create green jobs. But research shows that each new job cost Spain 571,138 euros, with subsidies of more than one million euros required to create each new job in the uncompetitive wind industry. Moreover, the programs resulted in the destruction of nearly 110,000 jobs elsewhere in the economy, or 2.2 jobs for every job created.

Since the green agenda makes absolutely no sense to those who will have to pay the price for it — i.e., virtually all of us — climate crusaders make heavy use of hysteria.

The World Business Summit will hear from "science and public policy leaders" seemingly selected for their scary views of global warming. They include James Lovelock, who believes that much of Europe will be Saharan and London will be underwater within 30 years; Sir Crispin Tickell, who believes that the United Kingdom's population needs to be cut by two-thirds so the country can cope with global warming; and Timothy Flannery, who warns of sea level rises as high as "an eight-story building."

Give us your money, or the planet is doomed! It's hard to believe that even the left-leaning audience of NBC — owned by global warming profiteer GE — would fall for such a naked swindle.

On a tip from Byron.

Media Rails Against Unruly California Voters

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:02 AM

As the failure of proposals to dig California deeper into a hole by raising taxes even higher proves, democracy is still alive in the Golden State — to the disgust of the authoritarian media elite. Sneers the New York Times:

Direct democracy has once again upended California — enough so that the state may finally consider another way by overhauling its Constitution for the first time in 130 years.

By overhauling its constitution, as recommended by odious San Franfreakshow mayor Gavin Newsom, California bureaucrats can cut their tedious constituents out of the loop, raising taxes ever higher until the last employed Californian flees the state in terror.

The only measure to pass was the one the Slimes didn't like:

The only ballot measure to succeed was one that prevented lawmakers and constitutional officers from getting raises in times of fiscal distress, a sort of chin-out electoral scowl by voters, who will now probably see their health care systems, schools and other services erode.

The article drips with contempt for the petulant voters for throwing a tantrum instead of letting their wise rulers spend their last pennies for them. Naturally the state's financial problems are not the result of bureaucrats throwing money to the four winds and refusing to lift a finger to keep out the illegal aliens who cost the state at least $10.5 billion per year, but to "its odd and in many ways outmoded way of doing business" — i.e., letting the taxed have some say in how much they're taxed.

The Marxists at the Times needn't worry. This little speed bump on the road to socialist ruin will be overruled by the hard left activist courts, as has been done to the will of California voters many times before.

The Sacramento Bee was equally annoyed at taxpayers, publishing a tantrum of its own — which was met with such outrage by those same taxpayers, who are also the Bee's customers, that the diatribe denouncing them was pulled. But you can still read it at Doug Ross @ Journal.

On tips from Gregory of Yardale and mandible claw. Hat tip: NewsBusters.

Dorian Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:05 AM

Vanity does not allow the Anointed One to hide away pictures of himself, even when they're by Basil Hallward:


Compliments of Aaron S.

May 21, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:24 PM

More karma monoxide, compliments of Diversity Lane.

Copenhagen Doomsday Countdown

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:48 PM

In 1997, the Senate voted 95-0 not to ratify the economic suicide pact known as the Kyoto protocol.

But since then, the totalitarian left has had more than a decade to wash our brains and tighten its grip on the government and media. Now there is no one in a position of power the least bit inclined to defend the interests of American citizens. Consequently, we are sleepwalking toward signing an agreement at Copenhagen that will probably be still worse than Kyoto, officially consigning ourselves to a long-term depression and turning over economic leadership to Asia, in the name of the farcical global warming hoax.

History may remember Copenhagen as a milestone in America's decline almost comparable to the catastrophic election of Barack Obama. Via the ever-helpful UN, here's a clock that keeps track of how much time we have left:

On a tip from Bergbikr.

British Nanny State Recruits Child Spies for Gaia

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:25 PM

One of the more chilling aspects of George Orwell's 1984 is how people live in terror of their children, who at any time can report them to the authorities for crimes real or imagined. Like most of the book, this has proven to be prophetic:

Children as young as seven are being recruited by councils to act as 'citizen snoopers', the Daily Mail can reveal.
The 'environment volunteers' will report on litter louts, noisy neighbours — and even families putting their rubbish out on the wrong day.
There are currently almost 9,000 people signed up to the schemes. More are likely to be recruited in the coming months. … After basic training, volunteers are expected to be the 'eyes and the ears' of the town hall.

Recruits are taught to write down license plate numbers, so that enemies of the nanny state can be tracked down and escorted to Room 101 for reprogramming.

Considering that environmental hysteria has been used as a Trojan horse to sneak totalitarianism past the unwary, this is particularly alarming:

Luton Borough Council's Street Seen scheme encourages its 650 volunteers to report 'environmental concerns'. It is also recruiting 'Junior Street Champions', aged between seven and 11. …
Volunteers are given a list of things to do when confronted with fly-tippers, including taking photos 'without being seen'.

"Fly-tipping" is British for illegitimately disposing of waste. Given the surreal nature of Britain's garbage regulations, the only alterative in some cases is to let it pile up in your living room. They'll hit you with a £100 fine for putting out "too much" rubbish on trash day. You can be fined as much as £1,000 for the truly heinous crime of putting out your trash too early.

Airstrip One is officially a dystopia.

On a tip from Hope Angel.

Liberals Turn Jamestown Into "Homosexual Community"

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:59 AM

The pilgrims who founded America are famous to this day for their upright morality. But this fame won't last forever, with moonbats writing the history books. Belligerently homosexual Larry Kramer is delighted that the execrable New Yorker published this from his letter to the editor:

"Jamestown was initially an all-male settlement. …in subsequent years…male colonists outnumbered women by roughly six to one in the 1620's and four to one in later decades… It is difficult to believe that a group of young and notoriously unbridled men remained celibate for an extended period of time. It seems likely that some male settlers deprived of female companionship would have turned to each other instead.
"Settlers in the seventeenth-century Chesapeake often paired off to form all-male households, living and working together. …it would be truly remarkable if all the male-only partnerships lacked a sexual ingredient… IT SEEMS REASONABLE TO ASSUME … that much of the sex that took place… was sodomitical."
These words are from Sexual Revolution in Early America, by Richard Godbeer an associate professor at UC Riverside and published by Johns Hopkins.
My own research for my book, The American People, has revealed that not only were male-only partnerships quite in evidence, but services were often conducted to join the partners "under God," and that, of equal interest, was their adoption of Indian children to raise as their own.
I hope it will not be too much longer before scholars will be able to deal with the fact that Jamestown was in fact not only America's first colony but its first homosexual community.

The first colonists had it all: not just homosexual depravity but gay "marriage" and even adoption. It will be left for future scholars to discover that the pilgrims weren't men at all, but transgender lesbian feminists who empowered themselves by wearing men's clothes.

On a tip from Air2air.

CO, CO2, What's the Difference?

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:19 AM

The success of the absurd campaign against CO2 — which the government is on the verge of exploiting to deliberately throw the country into a depression that our Democrat kakistocracy believes will lock it into power à la FDR — may be attributable to a simple flaw in the intellect of idiots. Some people cannot tell the difference between carbon dioxide, an essential component of our atmosphere that plants need to live, and carbon monoxide, which really is bad for you. Via the Telegraph:

David Grant, a car parts worker, drove 200 miles to Dartmoor to kill himself … An inquest heard how Mr Grant also printed off notices against the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning as he gassed himself in his car. …
Members of the public found his fume-filled car and tried to get him out, but he had died from carbon monoxide poisoning.
The inquest heard his signs read: "Danger. Do not enter at any cost. CO2 kills." …
Coroner Ian Arrow recorded a suicide verdict and said: "He planned this with great expertise."

Expertise? It seems the dead moron couldn't tell the difference between CO and CO2. Unfortunately, many others aren't any brighter.

On a tip from Viking04.

Hoax Whore Hansen Calls Cap and Trade a "Temple of Doom"

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:07 AM

Blind squirrel James Hansen — a hysterical global warming profiteer who has repeatedly pushed phony data while advocating prison sentences for those who question the "climate change" farce — has finally found a nut:

Why is this cap-and-trade temple of doom worshipped? The 648 page cap-and-trade monstrosity that is being foisted on the U.S. Congress provides the answer. Not a single Congressperson has read it. They don't need to — they just need to add more paragraphs to support their own special interests. By the way, the Congress people do not write most of those paragraphs— they are "suggested" by people in alligator shoes [i.e., lobbyists].

Hansen goes on to mutter darkly about "those who want the process mystified, so they can make millions trading, speculating, and gaming the system at public expense."

True enough, cap and trade will have no effect whatsoever on the allegedly imperiled climate. The sole purpose is to increase control and revenues for the government, and to funnel money into the coffers of appallingly corrupt corporations like NBC's pernicious owner, General Electric.

But it isn't as if Hansen has suddenly gone sane. Instead of the cap and trade charade, he demands we raise energy prices to the point where almost no one can afford transportation or electricity, and then live like the Flintstones — or else we're all really, really doomed.

Not even Crap and Charade will cause enough economic damage to suit Hansen.

On a tip from Oiao.

Newsweek: Bow to the Chicoms

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:27 AM

The odious leftist rag Newsreek has recently declared that we're all socialists, that Christianity is dead in America, and that we must learn to accept radical Islam. Now it presents this as a lede:

Beijing is challenging the world's economic and financial order. Americans had better get used to it.

The story then tells us we have nothing much to worry about from the authoritarian Chicoms — while barely concealing glee over communists filling the vacuum created by America's self-inflicted decline. As Tom Brokaw would say, "Take this, America!"

On a tip from Logan.

Jesse Jackson Jr.: A Chip Off the Old Chiseler

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:07 AM

This sounds familiar:

Representative Jesse Jackson Jr.'s congressional campaign organization has paid his wife at least $247,500 since 2001, including at least $95,000 after Sandra Jackson joined the Chicago City Council two years ago, according to federal election records.
Jackson's political committee also gave at least $298,927 in cash and in-kind contributions to Sandra Jackson's campaign fund, which bankrolled her races for a city council seat that pays more than $100,000 per year and an unpaid position on the Cook County Democratic Committee.

Where have I heard something like this before? Oh yeah — Jesse Jackson Sr.:

He provided his mistress with $40,000 in moving expenses, a $365,000 house and $10,000 a month in child support.

Where did the money come from? Jackson Sr. looted the extortion-fed, tax-exempt charities that made him such a wealthy man. At least Junior is married to the beneficiary of his illegitimate largess.

No doubt it's all just an innocent mistake — like the "software glitch" that caused these shenanigans in Jackson's FEC reports:

From 2003 through mid-2005, the recipient is shown on Jackson's reports as "Lee Stevens" or "Lee Steven" at the J. Donatella firm. Sandi Jackson's middle name is Lee. Her maiden name is Stevens.
"Using all these different names to describe the same person raises questions as to whether they're intentionally disguising information on their FEC reports," said Jan Baran, a Republican election lawyer at Wiley Rein LLP in Washington and a former FEC official.

Junior is also immersed in the Blago mess:

Jackson, 44, said last month he is the subject of a House ethics probe into his contacts with ousted Illinois Democratic Governor Rod Blagojevich about the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama. Blagojevich faces federal charges that he tried to sell Obama's seat.
A grand jury indictment of Blagojevich alleges that the then governor believed he could get as much as $1.5 million in political donations from Jackson supporters if he named the congressman to the job.

The guy has a future ahead of him, now that Chicago-style politics have gone federal.

Rotten apples don't fall far.

On a tip from nancz.

ACLU Imposing Homosexual Bureauweenie on San Diego School

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:20 AM

The ACLU is on the warpath against a San Diego school that wouldn't let a 6th grade student give a report praising deified homosexual Harvey Milk in class until her classmates got permission from their parents to be subjected to sexual propaganda.

Little Natalie Jones was allowed to bestow her blessings on Milk during lunch, and most of the students heard it, but that won't do for the Anti-American Communist Lawyers Union, which demands that she do it again in a formal class setting. It's not enough that children be immersed in homosexual propaganda; they must see that it is officially sanctioned by the authorities.

Natalie was inspired to praise Milk by the hype surrounding the recent Sean Penn movie, and evidently by her shrill moonbat mom. The hard left is using Milk — a minor bureaucrat whose claim to fame was his conspicuous homosexuality — as a tool for forcing sexual perversion into the mainstream. California bureaucrats want to honor Milk's birthday (May 22) as a "day of significance" to help advance the militant gay agenda.

Harvey Milk: Liberals' idea of a role model for children.

On a tip from Franco.

May 20, 2009

Captions Please

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:13 PM


Compliments of AC, who starts the captioning with:

Wow, Dad. This puppet is so lifelike!

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:20 AM

Compliments of Henry.

African Space Program Announced

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:51 AM

Not all of the $zillions of our money the Obamination Administration is flushing down Africa will go to weapons and palaces for socialist dictators. Some may be used to put Africans in space:

ENTEBBE, Uganda (AFP) — Africans must travel to the moon to investigate what developed nations have been doing in outer space, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said Saturday.
"The Americans have gone to the moon. And the Russians. The Chinese and Indians will go there soon. Africans are the only ones who are stuck here," Museveni said, addressing a meeting of the Uganda Law Society in Entebbe.
"We must also go there and say: 'What are you people doing up here?'."

If they're up there telling jokes about deranged African dictators, soon they'll have to stop.

Museveni: Destination moon.

On a tip from V the K.

Gavin Newsom Taxes Butts

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:29 AM

I never thought this would happen with Michelle Obama in the White House: Democrats are now taxing butts.

SAN FRANCISCO — In what he casts as an attack on litterbugs and nicotine addiction alike, Mayor Gavin Newsom wants to impose a fee on an age-old inhabitant of city streets: the cigarette butt.
The proposal, to be introduced next month to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, would add 33 cents to the cost of a pack of cigarettes, to offset the estimated $10.7 million the city spends annually removing discarded butts from gutters, drainpipes and sidewalks.

If Newscum really wants to raise money in San Franfreakshow, he ought to tax butt pirates.

We could close the deficit with a tax on BOO's caboose.

On a tip from nancz.

Dem Numbers Already Sliding

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:12 AM

Comrade Obama has been working his magic on the electorate. From Gallop:


Not exactly a mandate to radically transform America, is it?

Reality is only now beginning to settle in. As the damage Chairman Zero and his merry band of leftist zealots have been doing to our country filters through their media accomplices and hits us in the wallets, look for Dem numbers to go into a tailspin in plenty of time for the 2010 elections. All Republicans need are candidates who can stay true to conservative principles and stand up to the inevitable MSM smear campaigns.

On a tip from Oiao.

Kill PC in Five Easy Steps

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:28 AM

Recently, James Hudnall at Big Hollywood chose the top five reasons that political correctness – the form of mass psychosis that recently put an unqualified Marxist community activist in the Oval Office — must die. Now he tells us how to kill it in five easy steps:

1. Honesty: The Miss California incident showed one way to fight back successsfully. Stand your ground and stick to your guns. It certainly helped that she had an ally in Donald Trump who saw how popular she became and how much press she was getting. One way to [beat] PC is to stop playing the game. Look for supporters who agree with you and back each other up.
2. Organize: Like-minded people need to band together to fight injustice and PC is injustice. Form groups with others. We should create an acronym organization that is a pressure group against PC. Since PC got its way for many years thanks to pressure groups, we should form one to counter it. What do we call it? STFU comes to mind, but I'm sure we can think of something catchier.
3. Fight Back: If you get into trouble for not being PC, don't roll over like Don Imus did or many others who knuckled under. Work with groups who support you and don't let the media tell you how you're supposed to act. If people call for you to be fired for saying something that wasn't what they claim it to be, don't let them push you around. Bullies need to get smacked back. Teach them a lesson.
4. Unity: We need to stick together to overcome those things that are a threat to our freedoms. PC is only part of a larger problem. But taking care of it is a great start. Stick by your fellow PC critics and back them up. Together we can do this.
5. Speak Out: Finally, when you see the media being PC or promoting some absurd PC agenda, email or write them. Do the same to politicians. Make sure they get the message that the people are not supporting this nonsense anymore. If they get enough mail like this they will get the message. Believe it.

The important thing is never to accept political correctness as if it were sane, no matter how pervasive it's become. The Ascension of the Moonbat Messiah brought us to the edge of an abyss. If we let momentum push us even one step farther, we plunge into utter insanity. But a backlash could bring us back from the brink.

Push back or take the plunge.

On a tip from Byron.

Sandy Burglar Strikes Again?

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:58 AM

Even now, the Clinton follies continue:

Federal authorities are investigating the disappearance of a computer disc from the National Archives containing Social Security numbers and Secret Service procedures from former President Bill Clinton's administration, congressional officials said.
Among the files on the disc were 100,000 Social Security numbers, including that of one of former Vice President Al Gore's daughters, contact information for officials who served in the Clinton administration, logs of events and "other highly sensitive information," according to a statement from the office of Representative Darrell Issa, the ranking Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. …
The disc, which contained one terabyte of data, is missing from the Archives facility in the Washington suburb of College Park, Maryland. The statement from Issa's staff quoted the inspector general as saying that one terabyte of data is the approximate equivalent of "millions of books."
"The full extent of the contents of the drive is still being investigated," the statement said.

Maybe they should check Sandy Burglar's socks — or maybe the disk will turn up in Shrillary's office, like certain FBI files.

The missing disk might be under Sandy's hat.

On a tip from nancz.

Please Gaia by Turning Neckties into Hippy Headbands

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:28 AM

As a special service to moonbat trolls, here's a helpful environmentalist tip: old neckties that you don't wear anyway because you don't have a job can be converted into hippy headbands, thus preventing them from poisoning Mother Earth in a landfill. Detailed instructions can be found at Planet Green.

Neckties, environmentally speaking, can be an eco-nightmare. They're much more mass-produced than necessary — particularly for holidays (Father's Day, anyone?), and many of them sit around in closets or are trashed soon after receipt. But as a crafter, neckties hold endless possibilities for reuse. So if you've got a necktie lying around your home that isn't being used (or if you like this project so much that you want to go to a thrift store and pick one up), why not make a cool summer headband out of it? The headband I make from the neckties I come across is easy and stylish and, above all else, a green way to accessorize and keep your hair out of your face during the hot summer.

Follow four simple steps and you too could look as stylish as this:


To pep it up a little, you can stick feathers in the headband, which has the added benefit of showing reverence for oppressed native peoples. If no feathers come to hand, any number of items that can be reclaimed free of charge from Dumpsters might be used to decorate the band: drinking straws, dry pens, used Q-tips, et cetera. Let your imagination run free, the planet will thank you!

On a tip from Air2air.

Almost Two Thirds of Dems Believe Pelousy

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:10 AM

I've always rejected the "they must be stupid" explanation of Democrat voters. But how else to explain this:

A majority of Democratic voters believe House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's claim that the CIA lied to her about interrogation techniques used on detainees in 2002, according to a new poll released Monday.
The Rasmussen Reports survey reports that 62 percent of Democrats believe Pelosi's account.

Even more alarming is that only 62% of Republicans understand that Pelousy is lying, not the CIA. Maybe it's just hard to doubt someone with such an honest face.

Nancy Pelosi

On a tip from Gregory of Yardale.

How to Keep Your Car Dealership Open in the Era of Hopey Change

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:47 AM

It should surprise no one that the era of absolute government power that we're plunging toward will mean absolute government corruption. A possible example of this is the closing of hundreds of Chrysler dealerships, despite franchise agreements, which are only so much paper in the Age of Obama. Soon over 1,000 Government Motors dealerships will follow suit.

Who decides which dealerships will close and which will stay open? Apparently, the owners themselves do, by making wise campaign donations — i.e., donations to Democrats.

Now cars will be sold Chicago politics style.

On tips from Oiao.

Virtual Colonoscopy: An Early Casualty of Socialized Medicine

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:14 AM

The WSJ offers a preview of the impending socialized medicine train wreck:

Last week the Medicare trustees reported that the program has an "unfunded liability" of nearly $38 trillion — which is the amount of benefits promised but not covered by taxes over the next 75 years. So Democrats have decided that the way to close this gap is to create a new "universal" health insurance entitlement for the middle class.
Such thinking may be a non sequitur, but it will have drastic effects on the health care of all Americans — and as it happens, this future is playing out in miniature in Medicare right now. Desperate to prevent medical costs from engulfing the federal budget, the program's central planners decided last week to deny payment for a new version of one of life's most unpleasant routine procedures, the colonoscopy. This is a preview of how health care will be rationed when Democrats get their way.
At issue are "virtual colonoscopies," or CT scans of the abdomen. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of U.S. cancer death but one of the most preventable. Found early, the cure rate is 93%, but only 8% at later stages. Virtual colonoscopies are likely to boost screenings because they are quicker, more comfortable and significantly cheaper than the standard "optical" procedure, which involves anesthesia and threading an endoscope through the lower intestine.

The virtual colonoscopy sounds like a no-brainer. It's endorsed by the American Cancer Society and covered by Cigna and UnitedHealthcare — but not by Uncle Sam, because if something turns up, you then need to get the endoscope-up-the-rear procedure. To cut costs, bureaucrats have given virtual colonoscopy a thumbs down.

Decisions like what kind of colonoscopy to get will no longer be up to you and your doctor, but to the same corrupt bureauweenies who are steering the country into a depression. As the red ink rises, the procedures the government feels you're entitled to will grow fewer and fewer. But of course the point is that when no one (except bureaucrats) can get quality healthcare, we'll achieve the liberal goal of equality of outcome.

On a tip from Anna B.

May 19, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:54 PM

Compliments of Diversity Lane.

Media Finally Finds Dirt on Rumsfeld

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:32 PM

You had to know that if liberals kept digging, they would eventually find some real dirt on the Bush Administration. From their point of view, this must be the ultimate outrage:

Former US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has been accused of using quotes from the Bible in his briefings to George W Bush during the Iraq War.
The quotes were placed on the cover of the briefings alongside images of US soldiers, GQ magazine has reported. …
Defence department staff were privately worried, GQ reports, that if the briefings with biblical quotes on them had ever been made public, the fallout would have been "as bad as [the revelations of prisoner abuse at] Abu Ghraib".
One Muslim member of staff was offended by the quotations, GQ reveals.

And we all know how hard it is to offend Muslims.

Clearly, the blasphemy of referring to the book that constitutes the backbone of Western Civilization right there in the White House can't go unpunished. I suggest forcing Rummy to copy the Koran and Das Kapital onto a blackboard three times.

On a tip from Conservativeteen.

Greenpeace Spending Itself Into a Hole on Travel

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:14 PM

Flying all over the planet spewing allegedly harmful carbon emissions isn't cheap. Greenpeace's heavy travel costs are taking a toll:

The latest accounts of Greenpeace Australia Pacific show it has slumped into the red after a big jump in personnel expenses.
The company suffered a $1.5 million turnaround, losing $193,992 and ringing up a $438,475 deficit on the operating cash-flow front. …
Travel looked to have soaked up a pretty penny, with Greenpeace personnel visiting Tokyo, Niue, Pohnpei, South Korea, Poland and Papua New Guinea, while Greenpeace vessel MV Esperanza toured seven east-coast Australian cities and treated more than 5000 visitors to its take on climate change.
The Esperanza also was involved in the Forests for Climate tour in Papua New Guinea.

Maybe Greenpeace crusaders should show us by example how not to generate so much CO2. It won't really make any difference in the weather, but it would help them balance their books.

On a tip from baldeagle390.

Coercive Credit Card Reform Rewards Deadbeats

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:56 AM

Under a regime of moonbattery, only schmucks pay their bills on time:

Credit cards have long been a very good deal for people who pay their bills on time and in full. Even as card companies imposed punitive fees and penalties on those late with their payments, the best customers racked up cash-back rewards, frequent-flier miles and other perks in recent years.
Now Congress is moving to limit the penalties on riskier borrowers, who have become a prime source of billions of dollars in fee revenue for the industry. And to make up for lost income, the card companies are going after those people with sterling credit.

Nothing could better sum up the principles guiding our liberal kakistocracy. Irresponsible lowlifes run the government, so irresponsible lowlifes will be rewarded, at the respect of the hard-working, self-sufficient, play-by-the-rules types they despise.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Moonbat Fashion

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:38 AM

For some moonbats, it's not enough to kill their own babies. They have to make sure the world knows how proud they are of the accomplishment, by wearing one of these:


The idea is the same behind the homosexual marriage crusade: to normalize depravity, thus undermining resistance to it. As Louisiana Planned Parenthood apparatchik Julie Redman explains:

The "I Had an Abortion" t-shirt is intended to challenge the taboo that cloaks abortion in silence. The t-shirt is an affirmation that abortion is not shameful. It enables women who choose to wear the t-shirt to take ownership of their lives and their decisions.
The "I Had an Abortion" t-shirt was conceived by Jennifer Baumgardner, a 33 year-old New York writer who has decided to recast the anniversary of the abortion-legalizing Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision as "I'm Not Sorry Day."

When women can proudly declare that they aren't sorry they killed their children, Satan's work is pretty much done. Redman smugly observes that over 1 million American children are sacrificed to the evil gods of liberalism by way of abortion every year. Your tax dollar helps make it happen.

Via Pearl Diver, here's another fashionable t-shirt for libs, that brings in the increasingly popular environmental angle:


From here, progressives can only progress to something like this:


On a tip from Puffdaddy.

Cuffed and Imprisoned for Not Holding a Handrail

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:38 AM

Authorities have dealt firmly with a woman who is clearly a menace to herself and other users of the Montreal subway system:

Bela Kosoian, a 38-year-old mother of two, says when she didn't hold the [escalator] handrail Wednesday she was cuffed, dragged into a small holding cell and fined.
"It was horrible, disgusting behaviour [by police]," said Ms. Kosoian, a 38-year-old student of international law. "I did nothing wrong. They should go find the guys who stole my tires off the balcony."

But Ms. Kosoian was caught red-handed looking through her backpack for a fare when she was supposed to be clutching the handrail. When she failed to comply with orders to hold the filthy rail, she received tickets totaling $420, in addition to being cuffed and thrown into a tiny holding cell, leaving her with minor injuries to her wrists and foot.

The subway miscreant grew up in Georgia, when it was under Soviet occupation. Welcome to the free world, Bela!

On a tip from Artfldgr.

Obama's Mentors Team Up for Palestinian Cause

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:58 AM

Two of the greatest influences on our Community Activist in Chief were his mentors Bill Ayers, an unrepentant Maoist terrorist, and Jeremiah Wright, a rabidly anti-American Marxist race hustler. Not even Chairman Zero is arrogant enough to give these vermin official positions in the government. But that doesn't mean they haven't been taking part in public affairs — most recently by teaming up to solve the Palestinian problem:

The day before President Barack Obama was to meet with Israel's prime minister, community activists, clergy and residents marched through Oak Park on Sunday to call for a just solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
And they were led in their efforts by a politically provocative pair from Chicago: Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. and William Ayers.
The two men shared the stage for one of the first times at First United Church of Oak Park during a forum before the annual walk.
They urged a rethinking of the Mideast conflict, a shift in perspective that's not unlike the view espoused by Obama.

Surprise, surprise. Needless to say, this is not good news for Israel.

Here's how the execrable and thankfully bankrupt Chicago Tribune covers these sociopaths:

Ayers recalled feeling "support and solidarity" with Wright when he became a lightning rod during the presidential contest. Though he blasted the guilt by association, Ayers also poked fun at the "terrorist" label assigned to him and that of a "fiery preacher" given to Wright.

No informed person questions that Ayers is a terrorist, who was involved in bombing the Capitol, the Pentagon, and numerous police headquarters. In the September 11, 2001 edition of the New York Times, he declared that he wished he had done more. Wright, whose church Obama attended for 20 years, has been filmed at his pulpit repeatedly screaming "God damn America," declaring that America got what it deserved on 9/11, and denouncing Caucasians. Yet the Tribune portrays them as lovable characters, and defends them with sneer quotes around "terrorist" and "fiery preacher."

Maybe they can be whitewashed sufficiently to serve in the Obamination Administration after all. If the media can install their protégé in the White House, anything is possible.

The Founding Fathers of post-Change America.

On a tip from mega.

British Police Stations Lower Union Jack in Favor of Homosexual Flag

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:21 AM

Flags being powerful symbols, nothing could be more symbolic of Britain's decline into liberal degeneracy than this:

Dozens of police stations lowered the Union Flag and replaced it with a gay rights banner to mark a day of action against homophobia.
One police chief said the rainbow flag demonstrated his force's support for homosexuals who felt they were victims of prejudice.

In Islamic countries, where prejudice against homosexuals actually exists, you probably won't see them strutting around like roosters, demanding attention and deliberately antagonizing anyone suspected of not supporting their nauseating agenda. They are so far from being victims of prejudice in the West that police departments pull down the Union Jack to fly their flag instead. But screeching that you're oppressed is how you flex your muscles in a culture corrupted by moonbattery.

Is it proper for a police department to make a gaudy display of support for a radical political agenda? Thankfully, some still realize that it isn't.

Earlier this year, Britain's most senior policeman ordered his force not to fly any flags in support of individual groups.
Sir Paul Stephenson, commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, instructed officers to remove a rainbow flag which had replaced a Union Flag at Limehouse police station, in East London, to mark Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender history month.

If Stephenson ends up with his head on a pike — if only metaphorically — for his futile defense of civilization, he could go down as the Charles George Gordon of Britain's absurd and ignoble demise.

But elsewhere, four forces flew the gay rights flag at the weekend to mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia — the prejudice against transsexuals.
Merseyside chief constable, Bernard Hogan-Howe, helped raise one above his force's Liverpool headquarters, which was lit up with multi-coloured lights.
And all the force's 41 police stations flew the rainbow flag for the day, marking the anniversary of the day that the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders in 1990.
As most stations have only one flagpole, the Union Flag, which they fly for the rest of the year, had to be lowered.

I wonder what festive celebrations will mark the day the UN's WHO declares that pederasty is normal too.

Maybe Britain should just ditch the Union Jack and go with this.

On a tip from Oiao.

May 18, 2009

We're Going to Need a Bigger Graph

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:15 PM

Remember this?


It gives a general sense of what Comrade Obama is doing to our future. But to be accurate, as Hot Air points out, we're going to need a bigger graph. To quote Robert J. Samuelson:

From 2010 to 2019, Obama projects annual deficits totaling $7.1 trillion; that's atop the $1.8 trillion deficit for 2009. By 2019, the ratio of publicly held federal debt to gross domestic product (GDP, or the economy) would reach 70 percent, up from 41 percent in 2008. That would be the highest since 1950 (80 percent). The Congressional Budget Office, using less optimistic economic forecasts, raises these estimates. The 2010-19 deficits would total $9.3 trillion; the debt-to-GDP ratio in 2019 would be 82 percent.
But wait: Even these totals may be understated. By various estimates, Obama's health plan might cost $1.2 trillion over a decade; Obama has budgeted only $635 billion. Next, the huge deficits occur despite a pronounced squeeze of defense spending. From 2008 to 2019, total federal spending would rise 75 percent, but defense spending would increase only 17 percent. Unless foreign threats recede, military spending and deficits might both grow.

The actual numbers will be far worse than the graph above. In an apparent attempt to soften us up for the skyrocketing taxes that await us, Chairman Zero recently admitted that the debt will break the spine of our economy:

But the long-term deficit and debt that we have accumulated is unsustainable. We can't keep on just borrowing from China, or borrowing from other countries — (applause) — because part of it is, we have to pay for— we have to pay interest on that debt. And that means that we're mortgaging our children's future with more and more debt, but what's also true is that at some point they're just going to get tired of buying our debt. And when that happens, we will really have to raise interest rates to be able to borrow, and that will raise interest rates for everybody — on your auto loan, on your mortgage, on — so it will have a dampening effect on the economy.

While the media drools and gets tingles up its leg, we are sleepwalking into a major depression.

We're going to need a bigger president. Compliments of Aaron S.

Shock Troops of Hopey Change

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:37 PM

How long before these people are kicking down doors to collect our firearms and subversive literature?

On a tip from Lyle.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:07 PM

Compliments of Morris.

University of North Dakota Knuckles Under to the PC Police

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:58 AM

Political correctness is obliterating yet another little corner of our culture:

North Dakota's Board of Higher Education has agreed to drop the University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux nickname and Indian head logo, a move intended to resolve a decades-long campus dispute about whether the name demeans American Indians.

How this could conceivably be seen as demeaning rather than honoring Indians is not explained.

UND wants to join the Summit League, an NCAA Division I conference that needs a 12th member. But Summit League commissioner Tom Douple has declared UND won't be allowed in until they stop oppressing Indians with their nickname and logo, as they've been doing since 1930.

A guy named Ron His Horse Is Thunder proclaims triumphantly:

It's not an easy step. And it is full of controversy. But I think every great step in this country was filled with controversy … The civil rights movements in the '60s didn't happen with a whimper.

Cowards caving yet again to the PC police only sounds like a whimper. Actually, it's a great step toward an enlightened progressive future, in which the New York Giants will change their name lest it offend tall people, and the Oakland Athletics will change their name to avoid offending athletes.

Other Indians are sensible enough to take pride in the Fighting Sioux and have actively campaigned to keep the name, but only the ones who belligerently demand we change our ways get the attention of the bureauweenies in charge.

Offensive to Indians

Not offensive to the Irish.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Stimulus Package Kills Jobs, Alienates Allies

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:24 AM

Remember when moonbats assured us that if we elected the hard left community activist with the terrorist friends, we could join hands with the rest of the world and sing together in perfect harmony? It isn't turning out that way. Not even Canada is too close a friend to be alienated by the protectionism that invariably accompanies ham-fisted liberal intervention in the economy.

Ordered by Congress to "buy American" when spending money from the $787 billion stimulus package, the town of Peru, Ind., stunned its Canadian supplier by rejecting sewage pumps made outside of Toronto. After a Navy official spotted Canadian pipe fittings in a construction project at Camp Pendleton, Calif., they were hauled out of the ground and replaced with American versions. In recent weeks, other Canadian manufacturers doing business with U.S. state and local governments say they have been besieged with requests to sign affidavits pledging that they will only supply materials made in the USA.
Outrage spread in Canada, with the Toronto Star last week bemoaning "a plague of protectionist measures in the U.S." and Canadian companies openly fretting about having to shift jobs to the United States to meet made-in-the-USA requirements. This week, the Canadians fired back. A number of Ontario towns, with a collective population of nearly 500,000, retaliated with measures effectively barring U.S. companies from their municipal contracts — the first shot in a larger campaign that could shut U.S. companies out of billions of dollars worth of Canadian projects.

Rather than create domestic jobs, government meddling is destroying them.

Take, for instance, Duferco Farrell Corp., a Swiss-Russian partnership that took over a previously bankrupt U.S. steel plant near Pittsburgh in the 1990s and employed 600 people there.
The new buy American provisions, the company said, are being so broadly interpreted that Duferco Farrell is on the verge of shutting down. Part of an increasingly global supply chain that seeks efficiencies by spreading production among multiple nations, it manufactures coils at its Pennsylvania plant using imported steel slabs that are generally not sold commercially in the United States. The partially foreign production process means the company's coils do not fit the current definition of made in the USA — a designation that the stimulus law requires for thousands of public works projects across the nation.
In recent weeks, its largest client — a steel pipemaker located one mile down the road — notified Duferco Farrell that it would be canceling orders. Instead, the client is buying from companies with 100 percent U.S. production to meet the new stimulus regulations. Duferco has had to furlough 80 percent of its workforce.

Gasps Duferco Farrell's executive vice president Bob Miller:

You need to tell me how inhibiting business between two companies located one mile apart is going to save American jobs. I've got 600 United Steel Workers out there who are going to lose their jobs because of this. And you tell me this is good for America?

If the government wanted what's good for America, it would get out of the way and let economic freedom work its magic. But that would be allowing a crisis to go to waste.

On a tip from V the K.

Ethan McNamee, Another Moonbat Prodigy

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:32 AM

First 7-year-old poetess Autum [sic] Ashante hauls out words like "remorse" and "paradigm" while denouncing Whitey for being racist. Then 8-year-old Sameek Das proclaims that "with respectful coexistence of different religions, peace will prevail in the world." Now 9-year-old Ethan McNamee has gone beyond precociously pompous vocabulary to organize a rally at the Colorado State Capitol in favor of the desecration of marriage.

Proclaims the pint-sized Harvey Milk:

I don't think it's right that people are treated differently just because they love someone who's the same gender.

Bowing to pressure from Ethan, Denver's moonbat mayor John Hickenlooper has designated May 16 as Desecrate Marriage Day, I mean Marriage Equality Day.

If this trend toward progressive precociousness keeps up, the Dems will soon run an adolescent for president. But I'm forgetting — they just did that and won.

There is an upside to third-graders having been corrupted into parroting moonbat ideology. A lot of people don't outgrow liberalism until they're in their twenties, but Ethan is on pace to do it in his teens.

A precocious liberal delivers a lecture on social justice.

On a tip from Graycat.

Eagles Are Ecologically Incorrect

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:38 AM

We may need a new national symbol, in light of eagles failing to get on board with the environmentalist agenda:

Bald eagles, bouncing back after years of decline, are swaggering forth with an appetite for great cormorant chicks that threatens to wipe out that bird population in the United States. … Snatching waddling chicks from the ground and driving adults from their nests, the eagles are causing the numbers of the glossy black birds to decline from more than 250 pairs to 80 pairs since 1992.
"They're like thugs. They're like gang members. They go to these offshore islands where all these seabirds are and the birds are easy picking," said Brad Allen, a wildlife biologist with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. "These young eagles are harassing the bejesus out of all the birds, and the great cormorants have been taking it on the chin."

Why can't the animals just get along?

There's no shortage of great cormorants in Europe and Eastern Canada, but not that many in Maine, which has the guardians of the environment in a panic. Frets Greg Butcher of the National Audubon Society:

We're in an interesting age where most people think birds are either overabundant or too rare. It's hard to get it just right.

If only we could regulate the natural fluctuations in animal populations the way we control the weather, by raising taxes via "cap and trade" schemes.

Eagles, incidentally, are still on Maine's endangered and threatened species list.

I hope this meal was okayed by environmentalists.

On tips from Viking04 and Franco.

Attack of the Bedbugs

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:48 AM

McClatchy reports that doom is descending on America in the form of a plague of bedbugs:

The biggest bedbug outbreak since World War II has sent a collective shudder among apartment dwellers, college students and business travelers across the nation. The bugs — reddish brown, flat and about the size of a grain of rice — suck human blood.

But speaking of bloodsuckers, government bureauweenies are on the case:

Democratic Rep. G.K. Butterfield just introduced legislation that would authorize $50 million that's already in the Department of Commerce budget to train health inspectors how to recognize signs of the insects.
The Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite Act of 2009 also would require public housing agencies to submit bedbug inspection plans to the federal government. It would add bedbugs to a rodent and cockroach program in the Department of Health and Human Services. It also would require the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to research bedbugs' impact on public mental health.

It doesn't take much to upset the mental health of Democrats' constituents. The EPA has gotten involved too, by holding a "bedbug summit."

The EPA comes up again in paragraph 21 of the 22-paragraph article, where we discover what caused the bedbug outbreak:

Since the EPA restricted the use of several effective pesticides in the 1980s, bedbugs have built resistance to the chemicals that now are on the market, said [Michael] Potter, [a] University of Kentucky entomologist.

Surprise: this problem that bureaucrats want to spend $millions of our money to solve was caused by bureaucrats. It's reassuring to know that Big Government is always there to hand you a crutch at your own expense after breaking your leg.

Brought to you by the EPA.

On a tip from Franco.

May 17, 2009

Abortion Is "Murder Lite"

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:41 PM

Neil Steinberg of the moonbatty Chicago Sun-Times rolls up his sleeves to address a question that has liberals puzzled: "What's behind anti-abortion frenzy?"

The recent finding that a majority of Americans are now pro-life is dismissed as "a hard rightward swing among Republicans and nothing more." After all, "human rights are not determined by majority vote, thank goodness." By "human rights" he's referring to the right to kill, not the right not to be killed.

He deals with those who believe in the sanctity of innocent human life by sneering that

it isn't quite fair to pretend you're part of the discussion. "Abortion is murder." We get it; thanks.

If it's not murder, what is it? Steinberg's enlightened answer:

I consider this a gray region. Abortion isn't murder — well, not until the last stage of pregnancy, when it is — but rather a sort of murder, murder lite, and I'm glad that I've conducted my life in such a way that I've never been party to one.

There's no virtue, no sin, just a fetid swamp of nuance. Yet Steinberg still manages to indulge in moral preening, which he pulls off like a 90-year-old woman making coquettish expressions.

At last he reaches the conclusion that no one really cares about innocent lives getting snuffed out. If we did, we'd let liberals repeal the Second Amendment. Therefore, the pro-life movement consists of backwards prudes who think sex should only be allowed for procreation. Then comes "Today's chuckle":

I want to get an abortion. But my boyfriend and I are having trouble conceiving.

Yuk yuk.

Noel Steinberg, inventor of the term, "murder lite."

On a tip from MP.

Biden Opens His Mouth Again

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:56 AM

It may seem that our government could not possibly get any worse, but what if Nazi Pelousy, third in line to the presidency, were to wind up in the White House? Second in line is Plugs Biden, who just brought that chilling possibility a step closer to reality:

Vice President Joe Biden, well-known for his verbal gaffes, may have finally outdone himself, divulging potentially classified information meant to save the life of a sitting vice president.
According to a report, while recently attending the Gridiron Club dinner in Washington, an annual event where powerful politicians and media elite get a chance to cozy up to one another, Biden told his dinnermates about the existence of a secret bunker under the old U.S. Naval Observatory, which is now the home of the vice president.
The bunker is believed to be the secure, undisclosed location former Vice President Dick Cheney remained under protection in secret after the 9/11 attacks.

Maybe Plugs is counting on America's enemies understanding that they are better off with him around – though this might not be the case with Granny Botox waiting in the wings. It might be a good idea to keep Plugs in a new bunker, for his own safety and the country's.

Plugs in his new home, compliments of Aaron S.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Authorities Deal With Menace to Society at Notre Dame

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:52 AM

While a pro-abortion fanatic makes a mockery of Christian doctrine by speaking and collecting honors at supposedly Catholic Notre Dame, a priest named Norman Weslin was given a less enthusiastic reception:

On a tip from Navek.

May 16, 2009

The Roast That Should Have Been

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:39 AM

What if the moonbat media had invited Wanda Sykes to tell obsequious jokes at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, only to discover that she had miraculously transformed from a sycophantic Obamamite toady into a comedienne who could pull off a proper roast?

Compliments of

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:38 AM

Compliments of Diversity Lane.

Clinton Library Tour

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:35 AM

Frank Caliendo takes us on a tour of the Clinton Library:

Hat tip: The Conservative Dominion.

A Democrat Lectures on Integrity

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:07 AM

Rep John Larson (D-CT) has taken Nazi Pelousy getting caught in treasonous lies as an opportunity to hold forth on the topic of integrity:

If 2010 flushes Larson out of the District of Criminals, he might try his hand at standup comedy.

Hat tip: Weasel Zippers.

Why Healthcare Costs Are Shooting Through the Stratosphere

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:59 AM

…and why countries with sane, responsible governments defend their borders and enforce immigration law:

Via Theo Spark, on a tip from JC.

Hitler on Pelosi

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:27 AM

Even Adolf Hitler has had enough of disgraced Speaker of the House Nazi Pelousy:

Yet Another Hole in Al Gore's Consensus

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:20 AM

From the Sutherland Institute:

Meanwhile, the federal kakistocracy is pushing ahead with cap and trade legislation that will cripple the economy and then drive what's left of it to China in the name of this discredited hoax.

On a tip from Greg.

May 15, 2009

Caption This

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:53 AM

If you've been sharpening your captioning skills at V the K's, try them out on this:


Compliments of Aaron S, who starts it off with caption #1:

Where'd I come from? The future, fool! And payback's a bi-atch… now gimme your wallet!

Surprise: Solar House Doesn't Work

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:21 AM

Our alternative energy future is on display in Troy, Michigan. Well actually, it's not on display…

It was supposed to be a shining example of the green movement — a completely independent solar-powered house with no gas or electrical hookups.
Seven months ago, officials gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the $900,000 house owned by the city of Troy that was to be used as an educational tool and meeting spot.
But it never opened to the public. And it remains closed.
Frozen pipes during the winter caused $16,000 in damage to floors, and city officials aren't sure when the house at the Troy Community Center will open.
"It's not safe right now, and there's no estimated opening time because it depends on when we can get funding," said Carol Anderson, director of the city's Parks and Recreation Department.

Since when is funding a problem? I'm sure another stimulus package will come along soon – not that any amount of money will keep pipes from freezing in Michigan when there's no reliable heat.

Here we see why government is so crucial in the transition to green energy: without coercion, people are going to insist on energy that actually works.

It won't save the polar bears — but it might be a suitable home for them.

On a tip from Bob S.

Indiana Rebels Against the Crown

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:03 AM

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels shows some encouraging resistance to the impending "cap and trade" outrage:

This week Congress is set to release the details of the Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy and Security Act, a bill that purports to combat global warming by setting strict limits on carbon emissions. … Quite simply, it looks like imperialism. This bill would impose enormous taxes and restrictions on free commerce by wealthy but faltering powers — California, Massachusetts and New York — seeking to exploit politically weaker colonies in order to prop up their own decaying economies. Because proceeds from their new taxes, levied mostly on us, will be spent on their social programs while negatively impacting our economy, we Hoosiers decline to submit meekly.

Even those gullible enough to believe that manmade global warming is a problem should recognize that cap and trade will do nothing to improve the allegedly problematic climate.

No honest estimate pretends to suggest that a U.S. cap-and-trade regime will move the world's thermometer by so much as a tenth of a degree a half century from now. My fellow citizens are being ordered to accept impoverishment for a policy that won't save a single polar bear.
We are told that although China, India and others show no signs of joining in this dismal process, we will eventually induce their participation by "setting an example." Watching the impending indigence of the Midwest, and the flow of jobs from our shores to theirs, our friends in Asia and the Third World are far more likely to choose any other path but ours.

Daniels concludes:

Our president has commendably committed himself to "government that works." But his imperial climate-change policy is government that cannot work, and we humble colonials out here in the provinces have no choice but to petition for relief from the Crown's impositions.

The kakistocracy in Washington will help itself to as much money and power as we let them take. Kudos to Daniels for not rolling over.

On a tip from Chad and Navek.

Dems Pass Out Our Money to the Dead

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:36 AM

If there's one constituency the Dems have sewn up, it's the dead. The deceased have been in the Democrat camp since JFK supporters rallied the cemeteries of Chicago against Nixon in 1960. Since then, ACORN has had great success in registering corpses to vote. Now comes a little payback:

This week, thousands of people are getting stimulus checks in the mail. The problem is that a lot of them are dead. A Long Island woman was shocked when she checked the mail and received a letter from the U.S. Treasury — but it wasn't for her.
Antoniette Santopadre of Valley Stream was expecting a $250 stimulus check. But when her son finally opened it, they saw that the check was made out to her father, Romolo Romonini, who died in Italy 34 years ago. He'd been a U.S. citizen when he left for Italy in 1933, but only returned to the United States for a seven-month visit in 1969.
The Santopadres are not alone. The Social Security Administration, which sent out 52 million checks, says that some of those checks mistakenly went to dead people because the agency had no record of their death. That amounts to between 8,000 and 10,000 checks for millions of dollars.

At least the dead can be counted on not to spend our money any less wisely than the government has been doing.

Democrat voters coming for their stimulus checks.

Hat tip: The Blogprof.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:26 AM

Compliments of Aaron S.

Moonbat Cuisine

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:17 AM

If they're not too averse to capitalism, the scurrying vermin at Democratic Underground ought to make a buck by compiling a moonbat cookbook from their various roadkill cooking tips. A few examples:







Moonbats also eat bugs:


To make the most of their expertise, the DUmmies might want to include tips on feeding out of garbage bins:







Everyone has something to teach the world — even moonbats.

Thanks to Air2air.

Pelousy Wins the Sergeant Schultz Award

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:38 AM

Congratulations to Nazi Pelousy, whose "hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil" approach to the supposed crime of waterboarding back when she first knew about it years ago — before Dems settled on the issue as a way to demonize America for defending itself — has earned her the Sergeant Schultz Award from America Is an Obamanation:


On a tip from V the K.

May 14, 2009

Chairman Zero at ASU

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:32 PM

Yesterday Comrade Obama came to the Valley of the Sun to deliver the commencement address at Arizona State University, which laudably refused to grant him an honorary degree, on the grounds that he hasn't done anything to deserve one. Allegedly Catholic Notre Dame might want to follow the example — especially considering that Obama's policy on the sanctity of life is indistinguishable from Satan's.

Due to security issues, ASU students had to cook in the sun for hours to witness his speech, but you can hear it now at the comfort of your desk:

From KFYI, on a tip from Varla.


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Abscam Jack's Airport for No One

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:17 PM

Where do the $trillions the government has been stealing from the next several generations go? Some of the loot can be found spinning down the drain at an empty airport, located dead in the middle of a swamp Nazi Pelousy promised to drain:

On a tip from John R.

George Galloway Gets Pwned

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:08 PM

We haven't heard much from pro-terrorist British MP George Galloway lately. Here he is hauling out the favorite liberal meme, "Christianity is just as bad as Islam" — and getting his empty head handed to him:

Via Theo Spark, on a tip from Joe.

Black Woman Fired by Racists

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:37 PM

It doesn't happen often, but even blacks can be discriminated against out of racism:

Joyce Johnson, the former president and CEO of the nonprofit Black Equity Alliance, said its board of directors ousted her after she endorsed Bloomberg in March.
Bloomberg, an independent, could find himself running against Democratic city Comptroller Bill Thompson, who is black.
Johnson said a board member told her "it would not look good" for the president of the BEA to endorse Bloomberg.
BEA, which supports black and poor communities in the city, objected because Bloomberg is "white and Jewish," according to a suit Johnson has filed in Manhattan Supreme Court.
She alleged the organization wants to "thwart, even by unlawful means, if necessary, the re-election of Mayor Bloomberg based on his race."

Here's hoping someone thwarts Bloomie's reelection by lawful means, based on his nanny state authoritarianism.

What was that line about the content of our character?

Joyce Johnson, victim of racism.

On a tip from nancz pants.

Phony Soldier Was Mental Patient

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:18 PM

Yet another Vet against America has turned out to be a fraud — but at least "Rick Duncan" has the excuse of being officially insane:

The leader of a statewide veterans group who fought for homeless veterans in Colorado Springs was in the Denver County jail on Wednesday, unmasked as a former psychiatric patient who posed as a wounded Marine officer and 9/11 survivor.
Federal authorities are looking into whether Rick Duncan, whose real name is Richard Glen Strandlof, could have pilfered money he raised in the name of Colorado veterans, said Daniel Warvi of the Colorado Veterans Alliance (CVA), the group that Duncan founded. …
Strandlof, 31, who invented the name Duncan and claimed he was a former Marine captain and 1997 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, never served in the military and falsely claimed that he was in the Pentagon during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the group said. …
The group said it found that Strandlof had been a patient in a mental hospital in Washoe County, Nev., at the time of the roadside bombing in Fallujah, Iraq, that he claimed left him severely wounded.

Strandlof apparently made off with $25,000 he raised during a charity event. Like other fake vets, he's quick to denounce the military in which he never served:

Strandlof often spoke of his mistreatment by Defense Department officials, saying they dragged their feet on giving him a disability retirement.

Strandlof is a member of the phony moonbat cults VoteVet and Iraq Veterans Against the War. An all purpose progressive, he takes part in other do-gooder crusades, with typical thuggish righteousness:

Last year, Strandlof drew headlines in Colorado Springs … by threatening to sue the city unless it suspended city-sponsored cleanups of homeless camps that Strandlof claimed were victimizing veterans.

He also appeared in TV ads for Democrat congressional candidate Hal Bidlack, who ran as a retired Air Force officer.

But don't call him a phony soldier. That could get you denounced by Senate Democrats.

"Rick Duncan" — phony as Obama's flag pin.

On a tip from son of a preacher man. Hat tips: This Ain't Hell, Teh Resistance Blog, Michelle Malkin.

Pelousy's in a Tailspin Over Phony Waterboarding Scandal

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:55 AM

Compliments of Aaron S.

Recently Democrats and their mainstream media enablers have been plumbing new depths by hyping the phony waterboarding scandal. This accomplishes numerous apparent objectives, which make sense only if the Left is evil and insane. It casts the USA as the bad guys and the terrorists as put-upon victims. It provides propaganda support for radical Islam and encourages future terrorists, who are assured not only that America deserves to be punished, but that it is now too weak even to interrogate them if they're captured. It puts at risk potentially millions of citizens, who could be killed in terror attacks that might be avoided if we were as concerned with defending the country as with avoiding prosecution by the treasonous fanatics running Washington. It supposedly makes the Bush Administration look bad for saving thousands of innocent American lives by foiling an attack on the Brooklyn Bridge by way of waterboarding the mastermind of 9/11.

But it has come to light that Dems were in on the waterboarding from the beginning, and this whole despicable farce is now blowing up in Nancy Pelosi's ghastly botoxed face. Her shrill screams that the CIA lied to her are fooling no one, and she has been forced to admit that she knew about the waterboarding six years ago. Her defense is that she was too busy taking over Washington on behalf of the cancer known as the Democrat Party to do anything about it — and besides, Bush lied people died.

Sooner or later, we're going to get tired of Code Pink types running the federal government. Regarding her disastrous press conference today, even WaPo says:

Make no mistake: Pelosi would not have held this sort of press conference unless she and her inner circle believed that she was losing altitude — politically — on the issue. But, her decision to do so could have wide-ranging political implications that will reach from Congress to the White House and back.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if Dems finally paid a price for consistently and deliberately sinking to the lowest depths imaginable to undermine American interests?

On a tip from Varla.

Transfreakazoid on Hunger Strike

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:35 AM

A sexually perplexed freakazoid calling himself Debbie Davies has demanded that British taxpayers cough up the enormous expense of deforming him into a nightmarish, Island of Doctor Moreau facsimile of a woman. To get his way, Davies has gone on a hunger strike.

Whimpers Davies:

By no means do I want to end my life — it's not a suicide attempt. I don't have a life if I don't do this, if I don't become complete — there is no life to live.
It just feels like the onset of a cold at the moment, I get tired easily, I would kill for steak and chips.…
I've paid £25,000 out of my own money and I haven't got anything else — the health authority have some responsibility to support and treat me.

Davies has his heart set on someone else paying for the gruesome form of sexual mutilation known as the choppadickoffomy procedure.

A bureauweenie wrings his hand and bleats:

We have a body of clinical experts who are reviewing in detail the way in which we treat people who want gender reassignment — we are keen to have a consistent approach.

Gender reassignment. Since there is no god but the government, you aren't born a man or a woman. You are assigned a gender by bureaucrats, who can reassign it at any time, at taxpayer expense. We live in a grotesque travesty of reality.

I think I'll hold my breath until the government agrees to transform me into a llama.

Richard "Debbie" Davies.

On a tip from Steve T. Hat tip: Nothing to Do With Arbroath.

Five Reasons Political Correctness Must Die

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:10 AM

Of all the countless reasons that the form of ideological thuggery known as political correctness must die, James Hudnall at Big Hollywood has chosen the top five:

1. It's censorship: Point blank, that's what it is. It's used mainly by people on the left to attack people on the right, but not the other way around. When Miss California, Carrie Prejean, politely said she thought marriage should be between a man and a woman, the PC thugs proceeded to try to destroy her life. But when Obama said it he was elected president. It's used to accuse people of racism even when there is no racism involved, It's not only a scare tactic, but also a career-destroying move. And it's a thuggish weapon of intimidation.
2. It's bigotry disguised as manners: You may think all those touchy-feely names they come up with for various special interest groups are more sensitive and empowering than the "mean" names of the past, but most of them are patronizing and they segregating. When you separate people into classes, it's creating a kind of caste system. History has shown us that caste systems are used to suppress and marginalize people by putting them in special groups. The insidious thing about PC is it claims to treat people better when it really does the opposite. It implies that people in these groups are somehow lesser and weaker and must be "protected", presumably by the government, and then implies that they are not being treated well by other groups (namely white males) which is an inherently racist argument.
3. It's an attempt at mind control: The goal of PC always has been to segregate people into classes, destroy the family by marginalizing and polarizing people from traditional values and culture. It also tries to rebrand things to force people to think along a different path. You might think that's a good thing if it makes people more tolerant. While our culture is more tolerant than it was in the past there is no proof or evidence PC had anything to do with it. The fact is, lying to people (which PC does) and trying to destroy a culture by effectively brainwashing people is downright…
4. Evil: The textbook definition of evil is that which is willfully and maliciously harmful to others. What else do you call something that is used to commit so much harm against people and a society as a whole. It has become a rampant monster that destroys lives, careers, and society. It's used by creepy, selfish people to hurt others. Race-baiters we all know and despise have been using PC for years to try to extort money from business and government by making up racist claims. That's nothing but a form of extortion.
5. Why should we do what some faceless creeps tell us?: Most of the time we were told what the new term for something is. In the '60s we were told Negro is not acceptable anymore. We should say black even though Negro is merely the Spanish word for black. Then in the '70s we were told to use "Afro-American" then later "African-American" even though that term is not only a mouthful it makes no sense. A lot of black Americans are simply Americans, many others are from the Caribbean. Or they are mixed race like our president. Who makes up these lame terms and why should we start saying them? Because "we're supposed to" isn't a reason, that's more of a threat. Who says we have to? Why shouldn't we say steward or stewardess instead of flight attendant? Because "they" say so? Why should we take directions from faceless entities who tell us what we can say? Why can't we say whatever we want? Most of the terms these people come up with are retarded mentally challenged. See, they hyphenate you to separate you from the rest of us, We're all part of the same country, but they want to make you feel aggrieved. Angry and unhappy people are easier to sway with propaganda.

To expand this list to six, I would suggest:

6. It has produced disastrous results: The morally and intellectually degenerate media elite used it to manipulate the public into electing president an unqualified left-wing extremist who does not mean this country well.

On a tip from Byron.

May 13, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:58 PM

Compliments of Aaron S.

Mission Impossible

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:50 PM

Tea Partiers in Clinton, Connecticut were confronted with an impossible task — name something good about shamelessly corrupt Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), chairman of the powerful Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, who like Obama is up to his neck in helping to cause the mortgage mess that set off the economic crisis, which he and his fellow Dems have been exploiting to expand their power:

Via Theo Spark, on a tip from JC.

Ronaldus Maximus Debates Chairman Zero

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:36 PM

How could America have fallen so far, so fast as to degenerate from Ronald Reagan to an empty Marxist punk in less than a generation?

On the positive side, if Jimmy Carter could create a big enough backlash to give us Reagan, four years of Comrade Obama should be sufficient to bring James Madison back from the grave.

Via Steven's World, on a tip from TonyD95B.

Zombie Hordes

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:25 PM

This classic Bob Hope scene is always good for another laugh:

On a tip from hiram.

The Obama Man Can

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:13 PM

Greg Morton on the Bob & Tom Show:

On a tip from TED.

Donald Rumsfeld Attacked by Harpies

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:54 PM

For some people, it isn't wise to go out in public without carrying a large cross (or AR-10) to ward off the moonbats. Look at these Code Pinkos go after Donald Rumsfeld:

These psychopathic thugs now have their choice of president in the White House.

On a tip from Antara.

Dems Aware of Economic Havoc Global Warming Legislation Will Cause

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:13 PM

Are the power-mad liberal bureaucrats who are systematically destroying our economy actively malevolent, or just totally clueless? In light of this, we'll have to conclude the former, since they do at least have a clue:

An Environmental Protection Agency proposal that could lead to regulating the gases blamed for global warming will prove costly for factories, small businesses and other institutions, according to a White House document. …
The document, which is labeled "Deliberative-Attorney Client Privilege," says that if the EPA proceeds with the regulation of heat-trapping gases, including carbon dioxide, factories, small businesses and institutions would be subject to costly regulation.
"Making the decision to regulate carbon dioxide ... for the first time is likely to have serious economic consequences for regulated entities throughout the U.S. economy, including small businesses and small communities," the document reads.

Getting closer to the real issue…

…parts of the document … find fault with how the EPA arrived at its conclusion that greenhouse gases endanger human health and welfare, since the gases by themselves do not pose any harm.

Now all we need is a document proving that our rulers know perfectly well that global warming is a groundless hoax, and a few more Republicans might develop the spine to put up some resistance to this extravagantly expensive power grab.

On a tip from The MaryHunter.

Michael Musto, Beauty Queen

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:55 AM

Remember Michael Musto, the blaringly homosexual Village Voice propagandist who joined Keith Doberman in showering Carrie Prejean with vile sexual invective as punishment for not endorsing the desecration of marriage? Via magCulture comes a clue as to why he hates this classy woman so intensely — he can't be her.

Warning — you do not want to look at this if you've eaten recently.

Needless to say, Musto is no Miss California — though he might be crowned Miss Greenwich Village.

On a tip from Moonbat Monitor.

Moonbats Dream of Taking Our Cars

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:29 AM

Even after the Ascension of the Anointed One, we'll have to hurry to catch up to Europeans in the race into the encroaching dark ages of moonbat totalitarianism. The New York Slimes praises the Nazi military base turned Green Party haven of Vauban, Germany for making it almost impossible to drive a car:

Street parking, driveways and home garages are generally forbidden in this experimental new district on the outskirts of Freiburg, near the French and Swiss borders. Vauban's streets are completely "car-free" — except the main thoroughfare, where the tram to downtown Freiburg runs, and a few streets on one edge of the community. Car ownership is allowed, but there are only two places to park — large garages at the edge of the development, where a car-owner buys a space, for $40,000, along with a home.
As a result, 70 percent of Vauban's families do not own cars, and 57 percent sold a car to move here. "When I had a car I was always tense. I'm much happier this way," said Heidrun Walter, a media trainer and mother of two, as she walked verdant streets where the swish of bicycles and the chatter of wandering children drown out the occasional distant motor.

All we have to do is give up our cars and the independence they offer us, and we'll all be much happier. But since we don't know what's best of us, the government will have to impose the bliss of not owning a car by force:

In the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency is promoting "car reduced" communities, and legislators are starting to act, if cautiously. Many experts expect public transport serving suburbs to play a much larger role in a new six-year federal transportation bill to be approved this year, [David] Goldberg [of Transportation for America] said. In previous bills, 80 percent of appropriations have by law gone to highways and only 20 percent to other transport.

Those percentages will be changing dramatically. While bureauweenies pour fortunes we can't afford down light rail boondoggles, highways will be left to crumble.

Meanwhile, in the statist dystopia formerly known as Great Britain:

"Development comprising jobs, shopping, leisure and services should not be designed and located on the assumption that the car will represent the only realistic means of access for the vast majority of people," said PPG 13, the British government's revolutionary 2001 planning document. Dozens of shopping malls, fast-food restaurants and housing compounds have been refused planning permits based on the new British regulations.

Eventually we'll all live in "smart communities," where no one can go where planners haven't decided we should go.

On a tip from Franco.

Moonbats' Primordial Yearning

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:57 AM

It's no coincidence that liberals are so relentlessly infantile. Infantilism is at the root of their ideology, as Kyle-Anne Shiver notes in a highly recommended piece on the rise of liberal fascism in America:

The modern liberal fascist seeks that state between mother and child which exists early on before the child seeks his own independence, before mother must set herself at odds with him. It is the perfectly secure state of childhood where all is lovely and peaceful and nurturing, but cannot continue indefinitely if the child is to be prepared to face a world of difficulty and hard choices. Nevertheless, the yearning continues. It is this primordial yearning which sets itself in the crosshairs of the fascist demagogue.

From the point of view of our rulers, collectivist ideology is a boot stamping on a human face. But for the pathetic moonbats who support them, it is the promise of Mommy's breast and fresh diapers.


On a tip from The MaryHunter.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:26 AM


Obama Regime Addresses Menace of Unregulated Cheerios

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:13 AM

I guess nothing could be more all-American than Cheerios cereal — considering that the Obamination Administration has gone after it:

According to a letter from the FDA General Mills' advertising violates the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The agency said claims that Cheerios ingredients can lower cholesterol within a certain amount of time, all while providing cancer-fighting and heart-healthy benefits, essentially makes Cheerios "a drug" by their definition. And no drug in this country can be legally marketed without an approved new drug application.

Right after the government has dealt with the menace of unregulated Cheerios, it will do something about the Taliban being on the verge of taking over Pakistan's nuclear weapons.

Comrade Obama's army of bureaucrats stand up to Big Cereal.

On tips from Heather M and SK.

The Future As It Ought to Be

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:58 AM

Despite all the Hopey Change, there's still hope for the future. 2012 may look something like this:


Compliments of Aaron S.

Non-Black Businesses Boycotted in Postracial Era of Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:34 AM

Fanatical racists John and Maggie Anderson of Obama's Chicago have started a national movement by vowing to buy only from black-owned businesses. Whines Maggie:

We kind of enjoy the sacrifice because we get to make the point … but I am going without stuff and I am frustrated on a daily basis. It's like, my people have been here 400 years and we don't even have a Walgreens to show for it.

At least she won't be inconvenienced if she shops for drugs of the recreational variety.

At the Andersons' website, 4,000 people have pledged to boycott businesses that aren't owned by blacks. A new national database of black businesses will spare them from having to go out of their way to avoid buying from Whitey.

There's still racism in America, all right.

On tips from Wiggins and Eric.

Pizza Box Solar Oven

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:14 AM

The latest in moonbat technology comes from MTV's Cherry Girl:

One used pizza box, a bit of foil, some sunshine, my cherry cookie recipe et voila! Well, actually, it wasn't the hottest day, so I ate them half-baked, but they still tasted good (if a little gooey). How cool it actually worked though!

So you see, it doesn't matter that Chairman Zero will soon send our power bills skyrocketing as promised, likely beyond the means of some of us to pay. We don't need like ovens and stuff, just pizza boxes and tinfoil, that we can get for free out of Dumpsters.


On a tip from Tellula Jenkins.

US Taxpayers Pay to Train Chinese Prostitutes How to Drink on the Job Responsibly

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:54 AM

Wasting money is easy, until you try to waste $trillions. Then you have to get creative. But our profligate rulers are up to the task:

The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will pay $2.6 million in U.S. tax dollars to train Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly on the job.

An extravagant grant was awarded to Dr. Xiaoming Li of Wayne State University, who will conduct his pricey research into how to get prostitutes not to get so drunk behind the Bamboo Curtain in the Chinese province of Guangxi.

Why don't the Chinese teach their own prostitutes how to get less drunk? Is it because they can't afford to, after lending all their money to our government? No, it's just that they have other priorities, such as building a blue water navy to fill the power vacuum that was created when moonbats took over the White House.

One of Dr. Li's subjects on the way home from work.

On tips from David S and Viking04.

High End Addition to the Obama Kitsch Collection

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:23 AM

Trying to find a gift for the moonbat who has everything? Why not an Aretha Franklin's inaugural hat ornament, modeled after a chapeau worn to the Ascension of the Anointed One himself:


So true to the original:


Only $43 apiece! Made by genuine Polish artisans!

Coming soon: tiny replicas of the socks Obama wore on his first day in office, cast in solid gold.

Own a piece of history.

Compliments of Heather M.

May 12, 2009

Time Bandits

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:15 PM

The Dems' power rests on their conquest of time. This allows them to shovel all responsibility into the past and onto W's lap, and to spend more money than the country has by stealing it from people who haven't been born yet.


Hey, who did that in Shrillary's cup? Must have been the guy with the bottle and the self-satisfied smile.

Compliments of Aaron S.

Affirmative Action Transfreakazoid Crashes Boston Trolley

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:52 PM

There's a price to be paid for moonbattery. Costs for this debacle will start at $9.6 million:

The Boston-area transit authority trolley driver who allegedly slammed into another train while text-messaging his [sic] girlfriend Friday was hired as a minority because of his [sic] transgendered "female-to-male" status and had three speeding tickets on his [sic] driving record in recent years, ABC News has learned.
Aiden Quinn, 24, was born Georgia Quinn and boasts on an Internet networking site that he [sic] was one of the first transgender hires by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.
The trolley driver lists his [sic] sexual orientation as "FTM" and was hired as a minority using his [sic] transgender status, two sources told ABC News.
"[Quinn] was initially hired as a minority and used her transgender status,'' an MBTA source said today. …
The Green Line trolley Quinn was driving rear-ended another trolley that was stopped between two underground stations in downtown Boston on Friday night, injuring 46 people, and he [sic] told police he [sic] was texting at the time of the crash, officials said.
Three of four trolley cars were crushed and MBTA officials estimated the cost of damages from the crash at $9.6 million.

No doubt the ensuing lawsuits will make $9.6 million look like an Obama budget cut. But that's okay, taxpayers have plenty of money.

Despite being sexually correct from the viewpoint of our moonbat masters, Quinn may not be the ideal person to put at the controls of a streetcar:

Federal investigators have said the crash was not caused by mechanical problems, but was a result of the operator running through a red light and a yellow light before the collision.
"Then the train encountered a yellow signal and a red signal. The point of collision occurred 80 feet past the red signal," NTSB board member Debbie Hersman told Boston ABC affiliate WCVB.
Officials said the trolley Quinn was driving was traveling at 25 mph when it hit the waiting train. They said it was not clear whether Quinn was braking, but if he [sic] wasn't, the idling train would have been visible for at least 13 seconds before it was struck.

We'll never know how many competent and responsible people were passed over so that the operator job could go to a pervert of political privilege.

On a tip from Gregory of Yardale.

Share Hair With the Animals

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:01 PM

A true environmentalist forms a symbiotic relationship with the other animals with whom humans share this Spaceship Earth. Hair can help reinforce reciprocal bonds.

Pet hair should not be discarded, but used to make environmentally friendly clothing:

Utilizing your pet's hair to make clothing, may seem a little bit odd, but it's a great way to get homegrown, green materials for a eco-friendly fur coat or sweater. Fur doesn't have to be murder. …
Pet Yarn Chic will spin your pet's hair into yarn for knitting.
You can buy a book about knitting with dog hair.
You can even learn how to gather pet hair, spin it into yarn and knit with it.
The finished products aren't that pretty, but they sure are functional and look quite warm.

You can share your own hair with the animal world

…by leaving it out for the birds. This sounds crazy, but birds will build nests with your hair. … recommends putting old hair clippings in an onion bag and leaving it out for the finches to pinch. Another good idea is to fill new birdhouses with the old hair and give the birds a "head" start on their nest building.

We don't want hair to end up clogging landfills — especially not when it could be serving a higher purpose by bringing us closer to our animal brethren.


On tips from Air2air.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:18 AM

Compliments of Aaron S.

10 Reasons to Vote for Dems

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:08 AM

I've often wondered how anyone who isn't a lawyer, an apparatchik, a terrorist, or on welfare could bring themselves to vote for today's Democrat Party. Rural Revolution came across a list of 10 answers:

1. I voted Democrat because I love the fact that I can now marry whatever I want. I've decided to marry my horse.
2. I voted Democrat because I believe oil companies' profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 15% isn't.
3. I voted Democrat because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.
4. I voted Democrat because freedom of speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it.
5. I voted Democrat because when we pull out of Iraq, I trust that the bad guys will stop what they're doing because they now think we're good people.
6. I voted Democrat because I'm way too irresponsible to own a gun, and I know that my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers and thieves.
7. I voted Democrat because I believe that people who can't tell us if it will rain on Friday can tell us that the polar ice caps will melt away in ten years if I don't start driving a Prius.
8. I voted Democrat because I'm not concerned about the slaughter of millions of babies so long as we keep all death row inmates alive.
9. I voted Democrat because I believe that businesses should not be allowed to make profits for themselves. They need to break even and give the rest away to the government for redistribution as THEY see fit.
10. I voted Democrat because I believe liberal judges need to rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit some fringe kooks who would never get their agendas past the voters.

Okay, now it makes sense.

On a tip from Darrel M.

Historic Flag Now Considered "Extremist" by Authorities

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:51 AM

Now that the bloated DHS bureaucracy has called off the War on Terror to devote itself to harassing those who might not be on board with Comrade Obama's agenda, you're running a risk if you drive around with this historic flag on your car:



Reports out of Ball, Louisiana say that a man was detained by police for driving with a Don't Tread on Me bumper sticker on his vehicle. A roadside background check was run, probably looking for extremist "militia-type" activities in the driver's background.
This time honored flag and its message, Don't Tread on Me, has long symbolized American patriotism. The first official record of the term "Don't Tread on Me" was in 1775. Continental Colonel Christoper Gadsden designed the flag. Now the message that followed the Nation's first Marines into battle is considered an extremist bumper sticker, and "suspected" of sending a subversive message.

Next authorities will investigate the New England Patriots for having a subversive name. Meanwhile, terrorists prepare the next 9/11, blissfully unmolested.

On a tip from Andrea.

Chicago Sun-Times Denounces Its Readers

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:22 AM

Recently the elitist moonbats at the Chicago Sun-Times attempted to push the homosexual agenda, which the establishment media has made its own, by publishing a picture of lesbians smooching on the front page. This will inevitably lead to men smooching, soon to be followed by other acts best left to liberal imaginations. Appropriately, readers reacted with anger. The Sun-Times responds:

A photo of two women kissing, which ran on the front page of Tuesday's Sun-Times, offended many readers, perhaps including you. We received plenty of calls and e-mails.
The photo, no doubt, also pleased more than a few readers, although admittedly we didn't hear from many of them. …
Our own view is that this photo belonged on Page One — it was played just right — reflecting the big news of the day: Gay marriage was now legal next door in good ol' heartland Iowa.
When the Iowa Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision written by a Republican judge, has legalized gay marriage, it's difficult to see how a photo of two lesbians kissing after getting hitched is inappropriate, even in a family newspaper. …
We're not troubled by the photo, but by the idea that people in Iowa are more open-minded and tolerant than we are in Illinois.

In other words, we and militant left-wing judges are going to ram depravity down your throat, and if you don't like it, we'll sneer at and insult you. The paper even crows triumphantly that readers' children have already been corrupted, so it doesn't matter what they see.

Yet these condescending, bullying degenerates wonder why no one buys their fishwraps anymore.

On a tip from MP.

Countermoonbat Yard Sign

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:03 AM

There's one benefit to having moonbats for neighbors — you can use them to draw burglars away from your own property with a yard sign like this:


Via Alain's Newsletter, on tips from Dave S and Viking04.

Google Discovers Prodigy

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:21 AM

Not since 7-year-old Autum (sic) Ashante started composing poems about the evil white man and his remorseless paradigms has liberal-land seen a prodigy like Sameek Das, 8, of High Peaks Elementary in whacky Boulder, Colorado. Google discovered Sameek with its Doodle 4 Google contest…

…a competition where we invite K-12 students to play around with our homepage logo and see what new designs they come up with. This year we're inviting U.S. kids to join in the doodling fun, around the intriguing theme "What I Wish for the World."

Here's Sameek's entry:


Even more impressive is Sameek's wish for the world:

I wish religious harmony for the world. We all are equal under one God! Our world will be a better place, if we love and respect each other irrespective of our religion. With respectful coexistence of different religions, peace will prevail in the world.

When I was 8, the longest word in my vocabulary was imbecile, and I still can't spell it without help from the dictionary. Here's Sameek hauling out "harmony," "irrespective," and "coexistence." A bright future awaits, provided the kid can read a teleprompter.

On a tip from Travis A.

May 11, 2009

Brokebarack Mountain

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:47 PM


Given the thuggery that's been going on at Chrysler, it's getting harder to tell these two lovebirds apart. As Rich Galen comments:

If the Obama administration can put the United Auto Workers on Chrysler's board of directors, negotiate the terms of its bankruptcy, give a third of the company to Fiat and can even decide how much marketing it should do … does anyone see a functional difference between Hugo Chavez' and Barack Obama's views of private companies?

Compliments of Aaron S.

Most Liberal States Are Least Free

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:41 AM

The obvious has been officially confirmed:

According to a new study released by the Mercatus Center of George Mason University, some of the most liberal U.S. states rank lowest when it comes to personal freedom. …
New York is the least overall free by a considerable margin, followed by New Jersey, Rhode Island, California, and Maryland.
Unfortunately, say the report authors, these freedom-disadvantaged states "make up a substantial portion of the total American population. Moreover, these bottom five states have considerable ground to make up even to move off this ignoble list, let alone into a creditable position in the rankings."

Tops in personal freedom is Sarah Palin's Alaska.

Our federal system was designed to guard against tyranny. When government gets too oppressive in one state, people will flee to another. It's working as intended:

There are real benefits to scoring high on economic and personal freedoms, conclude the study's authors. Their analysis demonstrated that states enjoying more economic and personal freedom tend to attract substantially higher rates of internal net migration.

Unfortunately the explosive growth of the federal government will destroy havens for liberty. Illinois, whose miasmic Chicago politics produced our current president and his chief henchman Dead Fish Emanuel, ranks #49 on personal freedom.

The study's authors conclude:

The problem is that the cultural values of liberal governments seem on balance to require more regulation of individual behavior than do the cultural values of conservative governments.

Liberalism is unnatural (not to say depraved), and consequently requires more force to impose. This isn't a problem for moonbats, as coercion is the one thing they truly believe in. But it will become an ever greater problem for the rest of us, as we run out of states to escape to.

On a tip from Gregory of Yardale. Hat tip: The Jawa Report.

Obamunist Jailed Over Portrait of Moonbat Messiah

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:59 AM

Smoking Gun will have two more additions to its Obamunist mug shot collection. From suburban Cincinnati:

Marla Anderson wanted that Barack Obama picture.
So much so that Wyoming police say she walked into a Grove Avenue home Friday to take it.
She struggled with the owner, who called police for help.
Anderson lost and ended up in the Hamilton County jail — without the photo. Officers arrested her getaway driver, 31-year-old Tamika Cornwell, of Colerain, about 10 hours after the crime.

Charges include putting a child in danger, since Cornwell brought her 3-year-old along on the caper.

Comrade Obama has his work cut out for him, when the disadvantaged are forced to steal to have suitable portraits of the Moonbat Messiah for their shrines. Maybe the taxpayer could buy free Chairman Zero portraits for everyone as part of the next stimulus package.

Anderson and Cornwell join a stellar lineup.

On a tip from Heather M.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:47 AM

Compliments of Aaron S.

Public School Assignment: Plot Terror Attack

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:35 AM

Considering that kids don't seem to be learning the three R's anymore, what do our tax dollars pay the teacher's unions to put into their heads? Other than white guilt and global warming, there's this:

A ninth grade history project at a high school in Pueblo was supposed to teach students about terrorism, but instead it outraged parents.
Gini Fischer says her daughter came home Thursday saying she had two minutes to come up with a plot for an act of terrorism.
Over 110 freshmen at Pueblo County High School were given the project.

Ever ready to accept responsibility — on someone else's behalf — educrats blamed the kids:

District 70 Superintendent Dr. Dan Lere said students may have misinterpreted the assignment.
He says if a student, "actually did illustrate an act of terrorism that they might commit, let's say against the school, we've expelled students for that."


The school district has decided to collect the assignment from students and destroy them.

Hopefully no students were expelled for doing their homework. Now kids, back to your government-issued coloring books:


Hat tip: The Blogprof.

WaPo's Ode to a Harpy's Arms

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:51 AM

Have a bucket handy. Yesterday WaPo delivered an obsequious ode to Michelle Obama's arms:

Her arms are representative of a new kind of woman: young, strong, vigorous, intelligent, accomplished, sexual, powerful, embracing and, most of all, loving.
Today is Mother's Day. Today we should celebrate Michelle Obama's arms as the arms of a mother.
This is a woman who has the courage to say "I am mom in chief" and make her children and her family — unapologetically — her No. 1 priority. She is able to do this because she is so intelligent and accomplished that she doesn't have to prove anything to anyone. She is healthy enough to be able to say, this is who I am, these are my values and my priorities.
She has come under attack for exposing her arms. They are toned and muscular, burnished and beautiful.

It goes downhill from there. This is what passes for journalism now.

Compliments of Aaron S.

On a tip from mega.

Straight Talk From the BSer in Chief

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:21 AM

At last a little sincerity from the Community Activist in Chief. The relentless doubletalk he's been reading off his teleprompter made the White House Correspondents' Association dinner this past weekend a breath of fresh air. Quoth the Anointed One:

During the second 100 days, we will design, build and open a library dedicated to my first 100 days.

That's as good as any other use he's found for the $trillions he's been looting. Another for Bartlett's:

My next 100 days will be so successful, I will complete them in 72 days. And on the 73rd day, I will rest.

This is about right. If he keeps spending at the current rate, the country will be completely insolvent in about 10 weeks.

On a tip from Lyle.

Medal of Honor Scrapped for Reminding People of Christianity

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:09 AM

A medal is a symbol — so nothing could be more symbolic than this:

A medal personally established by the Queen is being withdrawn after it was deemed offensive to Muslims and Hindus.
The honour — known as The Trinity Cross of the Order of Trinity — has been ruled unlawful and too Christian.
It has been awarded to 62 distinguished residents of the former colony of Trinidad and Tobago over more than 40 years, including cricketers Brian Lara and Garfield Sobers, novelist V.S. Naipaul and many diplomats and politicians.
But groups representing the Caribbean islands' Muslim and Hindu communities — which account for around a third of their 1.3 million-strong population — had argued that the words 'Trinity' and 'Cross' were 'overtly Christian'. They also said the use of a cross insignia was offensive.

As usual, the minority that regards any hint of the Christian heritage upon which European civilization was built to be "offensive" dictates to a majority rendered passive by political correctness.

Hugh Peskett, editor-in-chief of Burke's Peerage and Gentry, notes that erasing Christian references destroys centuries of history, and

Part of the significance of an honour is its antiquity.

But honor itself is an alien concept to the ever-offended snivelers who are systematically destroying Western culture.

Next they'll have to change the name of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. They wouldn't want to offend any Muslims by reminding them of the Trinity.

trinity-cross.jpg order-of-trinidad.jpg
The Trinity Cross and its Cracker Jacks replacement.

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

Obama Sycophant of the Day

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:41 AM

The Slobbering Obama Sycophant of the Day is Maureen Dowd of the increasingly risible New York Times, for this gooey offering to Dear Leader:

And it was clear from his very first news conference, when I began covering his long-shot bid for the White House and he began referring to stories he had read in The Times, that Mr. Obama's supple mind was nourished by news and books. You knew he would never inspire alarm as W. did, that if Condi walked too far away or his notes blew off the lectern, he'd be utterly lost.

BHO's teleprompter must have been in good working order that day. As less servile journalists even at the left-wing Guardian have noticed, he's an embarrassment without one.


On a tip from mandible claw.

Carbon-Free Sugar

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:18 AM

Carbon — which moonbats have decided is some kind of toxin — is the physical basis of all known life. Pretty much everything we eat is carbon-based, with the exception of salt — and now carbon-free sugar. Via Glenn Beck:

Domino's sugar is now offering certified carbon-free sugar. Now for all you tree huggers, this is a moment when the sunburst through the clouds and angels sing because your movement is now moving ahead with so much steam that there are sure to be supermarkets with only hemp burgers and recyclable diapers — thanks, Canada — on the bamboo shelves at any moment. But as we look closer and really think of carbon-free sugar, I'm pretty sure it's impossible. "But this is certified." Yes, I know. I'm pretty sure it's impossible. Why? Well, I seem to recall, I didn't really listen in high school chemistry but when we had to stare at that damn periodic table of elements, didn't we all learn that C stood for carbon. Carbon is an element! You can't ban elements! But C was carbon. Carbon makes up a lot of things. Carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide. Us, you're a carbon-based life form. Oh, how about this one: Carbohydrate. What do you think the carbo stands for? Sugar. Sucrose is a common table sugar. It has the chemical formula of C12H22O11. I don't want to get too scientific here but after all, we're putting science in her rightful place. C12 means carbon, 12 molecules of carbon. H2211, 11 molecules of water. It's H2O times 11. So when you have carbon and water, you get carbo-hydrates, hydrates, like hydropower. Water… carbo… hydrates. So if you have no carbon in sugar, you have… hydrates. Drink a glass of water and pour that on your frickin' cake! Wow, imagine how good those hemp cookies and flaxseed frosting will taste with the new environmentally friendly green certified carbon-free sugar water that has no sugar in it!

Here's how Domino justifies pretending that their sugar has no carbon in it:

The Domino CarbonFree® Sugar line, currently available in Florida and Georgia, has been certified as resulting in net-zero carbon emissions by, a non-profit that assists companies in achieving carbon-neutrality for their products. (CarbonFree is's registered trademark.)
The certification process began with a life-cycle assessment by the Edinburgh Center for Carbon Management. Each product's entire carbon footprint was determined based on an analysis spanning the sugar cane's planting and growing, harvesting, milling, processing and packaging, all the way to delivery to stores. The carbon footprints were then displaced by the company's own production of clean, renewable energy.
The line of white, refined granulated sugar is grown, processed and packaged in the company's South Florida-based renewable energy facility, which uses sugar cane fiber and recycled urban wood waste to produce the clean energy. (The facility also provides electricity for about 60,000 homes on the Florida grid.)

So, they generate electricity by burning garbage, and this makes their sugar be carbon-free. Environmoonbattery works by magical means.

There's one born every minute in Moonbatland.

On tips from The MaryHunter and Brian C.

Preemptive Moonbattery

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:51 AM

Progressives are very forward-looking — always planning ahead to their next lap around the 1960s:


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

May 10, 2009

So That's Why Air Farce One Buzzed Lady Liberty

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:59 PM


Moonbats Recycle Fingernail Clippings

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:32 PM

You can't claim true environmental righteousness unless you recycle your fingernail clippings. From Planet Green:

Here are the best ways to reuse your fingernail clippings:
Nail your compost pile: Believe it or not, fingernail clippings are entirely compostable. Just make sure your nails are polish-free, and you can throw your protein-rich nail clippings right on into your compost pile. Probably the easiest way to reuse your clippings, most of us should be able to stomach carrying out.
Use nail clippings to make a pot scrubber: Run out of steel wool, but still have pots and pans encrusted with impossibly hardened food bits? No matter — create your own pot scrubber by collecting your fingernail clips and emptying them into the foot of some discarded pantyhose. Tie it off, and Voila! An instant, free, only mildly repulsive pot scrubber is yours.
Turn them into fine art: Do as Tim Hawkinson did and create avante garde sculptures with your fingernail clippings. You never know, your body-byproduct art might land you with an opening at the Whitney — Hawkinson's bird skeleton and egg pieces made entirely out of fingernails did.

Another option is to send the clipping to some guy on Craig's list who has a collection.

Moonbats would also recycle nose hairs, if they knew enough to trim them.

On a tip from Air2air.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:23 PM

Compliments of Aaron S.

Obama Appointee Denounces the Pope

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:13 PM

It's no surprise that progressives hate Christianity. They don't want anyone answering to a higher moral authority than the federal bureaucracy. Anything that roots us in our cultural heritage is an impediment to Change. Worst of all, Christianity recognizes the preciousness of each individual soul, directly contradicting the liberal belief that we are significant only as interchangeable representatives of privileged grievance groups. With the Moonbat Messiah in charge, the gloves can come off:

A homosexual-rights activist whom President Obama appointed last month to a White House advisory council had — just three weeks before his appointment — posted a statement on the Web site of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's most prominent homosexual-rights organization, accusing Pope Benedict XVI, leader of the Roman Catholic Church, of "hurting people in the name of Jesus."
The activist had previously posted statements on the HRC Web site accusing the Catholic Church of "insulting" Jesus and of "sending a message that violence and human rights abuses against LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transfreakazoid] people are acceptable."
In March, the HRC also posted a photograph of the pope and a statement attacking him on a new Web site the group created that month that it says is designed for "calling out those who maliciously use lies and misinformation to interfere with the LGBT community's path to equality [i.e., cultural dominance]."
President Obama appointed the HRC activist, Harry Knox, to his Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships on April 6.

Benedict XVI earned Knox's special ire by noticing that sexual morality and responsible behavior would be more effective than distributing free condoms in stopping the spread of AIDS. For this, Knox accused the Holy Father of lying and of being "morally reprehensible."

When asked if Comrade Obama agrees with his appointee Knox that the Pope is a "discredited leader," White House Spokeswoman Jen Psaki boldly affirmed:

You can say we declined to comment.

It won't be long before the Pope follows Sarah Palin and Carrie Prejean as the featured guest for the liberal establishment's Two-Minute Hate.

Knox: An insolent degenerate passes moral judgment on the Pope.

On a tip from Viking04.

Save the Planet: Pee Outside

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:51 PM

Why did no one tell me that April 19th was Pee Outside Day? Now I'll have to wait nearly a whole year to participate in this righteous campaign and help save the polar bears by piddling on my neighbor's garage.

Even those who don't like to relieve themselves French-style can do their part to save the planet. From Pee

We understand that some people just don't like peeing outside, but every little bit helps! Some approved methods are:
• Pee in a cup/bottle and dispose of it outside.
• Pee down a drain of your choice.
• Pee in the shower, only if you are doing something else at the same time.
• Use the old "If it's yellow, let it mellow. If it's brown, flush it down" method.
• Or, just don't flush every pee.

There's no mention of letting go in the pool, but you might want to avoid swimming with liberals just to be on the safe side.

On a tip from Air2air.

Quick Reminder

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:51 AM

In case the "torture" charade the media has been hyping at the behest of the terrorist sympathizers running our government has succeeded in making anyone forget what kind of characters are vacationing at Club Gitmo:

According to the governmedia spin, these are the good guys; America is the villain, for saving thousands of innocent lives by waterboarding Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

Terrorism is a form of propaganda. Atrocities are pointless unless spun and amplified to the terrorists' benefit. By portraying Islamic terrorists as victims, the vermin running our media and now our government are as much a part of the terror threat as anyone incarcerated at Gitmo.

On a tip from Ericka A.

BHO's Birth Certificate Released at Last

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:15 AM

So he really was born in Hawaii. Seeing is believing:


Compliments of Morris.

May 9, 2009

Ecomoonbattery Shopping Bonanza

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:50 AM

They say environmentalists are green on the outside, communist red on the inside. But even the most Marxist of moonbats like to make a buck. Check out some of the latest products to exploit the increasingly risible environmental craze.

The solar power boat:


Just make sure to bring an oar in case the clouds come out.

Solar power sunglasses:


Who would have thought that being an eco-geek could look so chic?

Recycled bottle chandelier:


Don't throw your garbage away — hang it from the ceiling! $72, empty water bottles not included. Get one now before bottled water is banned.

Hand-crank washing machine:


Whoops, wrong picture. That one's from a museum in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Here's the spanking new product of 120 years of progress:


Just try not to exhale too much CO2 while you're cranking the handle, and don't use contraband detergent.

Discarded newspaper umbrella hat:


No need to carry an umbrella — if it starts to rain, just snatch a bit of newspaper out of the gutter and stick it on your head with the Eco Brolly. If the paper happens to be covered in dog poop, not to worry, the rain will wash it off.

At least we're leaving more to future generations than eroded liberty and massive debt. They'll be digging through the Age of Obama for satire material for the next hundred years.

On tips from Air2air.

May 8, 2009

Scenes From Obama Press Conferences

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:35 AM

Compliments of Aaron S.

Compliments of Diversity Lane.

Free Cars for the Welfare Set

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:24 AM

It can't be easy to spend the $trillions bureaucrats been looting from us, our children, and our grandchildren. But our rulers are up to the tax. Taxachusetts Governor Deval Patrick — a prototype for Chairman Zero — is giving out free cars to the Democrats' welfare-dependent base:

Gov. Deval Patrick's free wheels for welfare recipients program is revving up despite the stalled economy, as the keys to donated cars loaded with state-funded insurance, repairs and even AAA membership are handed out to get them to work.
But the program — fueled by a funding boost despite the state's fiscal crash — allows those who end up back on welfare to keep the cars anyway.

Big Government stands behind the cars it gives away:

The state pays for the car's insurance, inspection, excise tax, title, registration, repairs and a AAA membership for one year at a total cost of roughly $6,000 per car.
The program, which started in 2006, distributes cars donated by non-profit charities such as Good News Garage, a Lutheran charity, which also does the repair work on the car and bills the state.

Comments Senate Minority Leader Richard Tisei (R-Wakefield):

Given the state's fiscal condition, paying for AAA and auto inspection costs is outrageous. There are so many families out there trying to deal with layoffs and pay cuts. You have to wonder what the state's priorities are at this point.

No need to wonder. The priority is to for Democrat bureauweenies to pass out free goodies to their constituency. It has been remarked that democracy can only last until voters figure out how to loot the public treasury. They've figured it out.

Coupe Deval has a thing about cars.

On tips from Gregory of Yardale and Burning Hot. Hat tips:, Gateway Pundit.

Helen Thomas' Second Career

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:12 AM

It's nice to see that Helen Thomas is working on a second career in show business, since she's clearly lacking as a journalist. Here she is saving a studio some money on zombie makeup:


Compliments of Justin.

Still More ACORN Vote Fraud Unveiled

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:31 AM

From Pittsburgh, yet another example of what we are paying for when the government shovels $billions of our money at Obama's ACORN friends:

Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. today charged seven employees of ACORN — the left-leaning Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now — with forgery and election law violations, saying they filed hundreds of fraudulent voter registrations during last year's general election.

Not all of the lowlife "community activists" employed by ACORN go on to become POTUS. Most are petty criminals who will submit fake registration forms to collect their $40/day pay. Fifty-one felony forgery counts have been brought, and the investigation could expand. Apparently ACORN has been using a quota system for collecting registrations — which in itself is a crime in Pennsylvania.

Two of the ACORN thugs charged were already in custody for unrelated crimes, giving an idea of what stratum of society we are showering our money upon and gradually allowing to take over the electoral process.

Meanwhile, Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), the corrupt leftist who has helped make the federal government a farce by serving as Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, has quietly killed an investigation into ACORN's illegal activities. It's convenient for foxes to have other foxes in charge of the henhouse.

On a tip from Name.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:17 AM

On a tip from SK.

Moonbat Mother's Day

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:10 AM

Mother's Day is coming up Sunday. Here's how moonbat children's book author Judy Blume has decided to honor it:

Blume is lending her name to the solicitation of donations for Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion business.
In a new missive ironically celebrating mothers day, Blume suggests sending a donation to the pro-abortion group to honor mothers.
"Say thanks this Mother's Day with a gift that honors her courage by making a donation to Planned Parenthood in her name. I guarantee you that she'll be pleased. I know I would be," Blume writes. …
Blume notes how more woman are seeking abortions from Planned Parenthood because of the difficult economy and she urges readers of the email to use that as a reason to support the abortion business.
"And right now — with more and more women seeking care from Planned Parenthood health centers — we need to do all we can to support them. By honoring a mother in your life, you'll be making a gift to millions of mothers and families who seek care from Planned Parenthood. That's a gift any mother will appreciate," she concludes.

That is, the gift of not being a mother.

Planned Parenthood offers to send a card to any donor's mother saying that a person sent a donation to the pro-abortion group in her name.

As The blogprof comments,

Because nothing says "Happy Mothers Day!" like a cash gift to the local butcher shop that fillets babies in the womb while still conscious.
The children's author who wants her audience exterminated.

Paterson's Racism Costs New York $300,000

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:47 AM

New York's unelected governor may be nearly blind, but he isn't color blind. Here's an idea for how he can help close the state's $20 billion budget gap: stop getting sued for discriminating against Caucasians:

Gov. Paterson, who raised state taxes by $8 billion last month, just cost state taxpayers $300,000 more.
The state has secretly settled an embarrassing federal racial-discrimination lawsuit, The Post has learned. The suit accused Paterson, back when he was Senate minority leader in 2003, of firing a white Senate photographer in order to replace him with an African-American.
The lawsuit had been scheduled to go to trial in federal court Monday in Syracuse, with Paterson, the state's first black governor, as a key witness. The case was settled earlier in the week, although a few glitches delayed the final deal until yesterday, legislative sources said.
The settlement ends a civil-rights action first filed in 2005 by Joseph Maioriello, 56, of Schenectady, a 26-year Senate employee who originally sought $1.5 million.
He was fired from his $34,000-a-year job as a photographer two years earlier and replaced by a black employee, El-Wise Noisette. The shakeup happened after Paterson ousted then-Sen. Martin Connor (D-Brooklyn) as the minority leader. …
In the lawsuit, Maioriello claimed he was told by John McPadden, then Paterson's chief of staff, that he was being fired because a number of minority senators wanted to replace him with "a minority photographer, a black photographer."
He said he was also told, "You got to remember who Sen. Paterson is. Sen. Paterson is black."

The $300,000 settlement comes despite Paterson having devised an ingenious defense:

Paterson, who is legally blind, claimed in a sworn deposition that he didn't see well enough to have fired Maioriello because of his race.

Welcome to the era of "postracial" politics.

On a tip from Wiggins.

ACORN Thugs Lavishly Financed With Your Money

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:16 AM

It would be hard to imagine a more pernicious and distasteful operation than ACORN, a literally criminal enterprise that engages in massive voter fraud on a nationwide basis, and helped cause the financial crisis by using thug tactics to force banks to make loans based on race. Their repugnant national spokesman Scott Levenson offers a taste of this Marxist cult's flavor. Bad as it is that this outfit doesn't have to pay taxes, there's far worse — it is financed lavishly with yours as a reward for helping elect Democrats by illicit means.

Read it and grind your teeth:

At least $53 million in federal funds have gone to ACORN activists since 1994, and the controversial group could get up to $8.5 billion more tax dollars despite being under investigation for voter registration fraud in a dozen states.
The economic stimulus bill enacted in February contains $3 billion that the non-profit activist group known more formally as the Association for Community Organizations for Reform Now could receive, and 2010 federal budget contains another $5.5 billion that could also find its way into the group's coffers. …
At least one lawmaker, Rep. Michelle Bachmann, R-MN, wants to stop the flow of tax dollars to ACORN, but House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank, D-MA, stands in her way.

As you might recall, Bonnie Fwank also stood in the way of reforming Fannie and Freddie, just before the mess ACORN helped make hit the fan. Also deeply involved in creating the financial crisis was a community activist who personally trained ACORN thugs, shook down banks as an ACORN lawyer, and received generous payoffs from Fanny/Freddie after reaching the District of Criminals as "the Senator from ACORN." He is now the President of the USA.

For awhile, the leftist Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, John Conyers (D-MI), pretended he would investigate some of ACORN's more brazen crimes. Unsurprisingly, this charade has been dropped.

Our country is falling under the control of communist outlaws.


Look who personally trained these goons.

On a tip from Byron.

White House to Release $328,000 Air Farce One Photo

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:52 AM

The Obamination Administration seems to have acknowledged public outrage for a change:

The White House has apparently had a change of heart, and will release "a photo" from the pricey, fright-inducing Manhattan flyover photo-op involving an Air Force fighter jet and a Boeing 747 which is sometimes used as the president's plane.
The White House has said it is conducting an internal review of the fiasco, which cost over $328,000 in taxpayer dollars and frightened a broad swath of lower Manhattan, site of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center towers.

Next, they'll get to the bottom of who has been flushing away $trillions that they don't even have on wasteful "stimulus" and bailout spending.

Here's the $328,000 photo:


Compliments of Morris.

May 7, 2009

Glenn Beck Throws ACORN Lowlife Out of His Studio

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:33 PM

It's hardly surprising that liberals detest Glenn Beck. Watch him eviscerate National Spokesliar Scott Levenson from Obama's old gang, ACORN:

Don't try playing the trusty race card on Beck:

ACORN National Spokesman Scott Levenson was ejected from a Fox News studio Wednesday following an off-camera altercation with host Glenn Beck that involved racially charged comments, as they were described by Beck.
"I threw him out of the studio, get the hell out of my studio," Beck told viewers he said after Levenson accused him of being "afraid of black people."

Too bad these creeps can't be thrown out of the White House as easily.

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

Nanny Tax Rap

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:17 PM

But don't worry — Comrade Obama is going to cut taxes for 95% of Americans. I know he will, because he promised.

On a tip from Meg.

Stay Away From the Tea

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:34 PM

With the H20 urine recycler on the market, you might want to avoid drinking anything out of a container that looks like a 1960s spaceship — especially at gatherings organized by moonbats:


Compliments of Air2air.

Separated at Birth?

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:23 PM

American and Anti-American Gothic:


Compliments of Kevin K.

Dijon Burger Deluxe

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:09 PM

Comrade Obama sure has a healthy appetite — not only for adulation, power, and our money, but also for burgers with Dijon mustard. Look at him chow down:


Don't expect to see this shot on MSNBC. You never know what's going to burst BO's bubble.

Compliments of Aaron S.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:07 PM

Compliments of Diversity Lane.

Do It Yourself Recycling

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:39 AM

Cate Blanchett is going to love this one — a device that lets you tread lightly on the earth by drinking your own urine:




It will even work with your pets' pee, once you figure out how to get them to use it.

On a tip from Air2air.

Obama Transparency Is Applied to Ground Zero Photo Op

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:20 AM

It looks like all we'll get for the tax money Comrade Obama blew on his Ground Zero photo op will be a few screams. The New York Post reports:

The $328,835 snapshots of an Air Force One backup plane buzzing lower Manhattan last week will not be shown to the public, the White House said yesterday.
"We have no plans to release them," an aide to President Obama told The Post, refusing to comment further.
The sole purpose of the secret photo-op, which sent thousands of New Yorkers running for cover, was to take new publicity shots of the presidential jet over the city.

In lieu of pictures of Air Farce One sending New Yorkers running in terror, the White House will be releasing another heartwarmingly candid shot of the first family, featuring Oprah Winfrey's conception of "the greatest First Lady we've ever known" in a tribute to Millie Jackson. Warning: the picture may be a little too up close and personal for some.

On tips from Heather M and Burning Hot. Photo credit: Aaron S.

The MSM Envisioned as a Dung Beetle

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:58 AM


Compliments of Aaron S.

$2 Million Extorted From Wal-Mart

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:52 AM

The trampling death of a Wal-Mart employee by a herd of stampeding two-legged animals driven into a frenzy of greed by a Black Friday sale was occasion to extort $2 million from the retailer:

Wal-Mart agreed Wednesday to pay nearly $2 million and improve safety at its 92 New York stores as part of a deal with prosecutors that avoids criminal charges in the trampling death of a temporary worker last year.
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said that if she had brought criminal charges against the retailer in the worker's death, the company would have been subject to only a $10,000 fine if convicted. Rice declined to say what charges were considered against Wal-Mart, citing the secrecy of grand jury proceedings.
Instead, she said, the company has agreed to implement an improved crowd-management plan for sales the day after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, often called "Black Friday" and traditionally a major shopping day. The company will also set up a $400,000 victims' compensation and remuneration fund, and give $1.5 million to local social services programs and nonprofit groups.

In short, Wal-Mart agreed to cough up $2 million rather than be prosecuted for unspecified crimes, as if it were company executives who trampled temporary employee Jdimytai Damour.

You'd think liberal lawyers would be delighted. But it's never enough. Screeches attorney Edward H. Gersowitz, who got the job of sucking blood money out of the store's throat on behalf of Damour's relatives:

The ability of Wal-Mart to, in effect, buy off this criminal investigation demonstrates the epitome of corporate arrogance that has become all too familiar in this day and age, and shows how Wal-Mart has nothing but contempt for the victims of such corporate malfeasance.

The lucrative campaign against "corporate malfeasance" will continue until lawyers and bureaucrats have no one left to loot, and we're left looking at boarded-up stores.

On a tip from Viking04.

Ecokooks Rescued by Oil Tanker

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:17 AM

Some intrepid ecokooks recently took to the seas to prove we don't need fossil fuel:

The team, which left Mount Batten Marina in Plymouth on 19 April in a boat named the Fleur, aimed to rely on sail, solar and man power on a 580-mile (933km/h) journey to and from the highest point of the Greenland ice cap.
The expedition was followed by up to 40 schools across the UK to promote climate change awareness.

But their adventure upon the Fleur soon wilted, much like the floundering global warming hoax itself. One climate crusader knocked his head on the wind generator, and stormy weather tore solar panels from the yacht, which took on water from the waves crashing over it, forcing the crew to huddle in the forward cabin.

They had set sail on April 27; appropriately, they were rescued on May Day — by an oil tanker.

Maybe environmentalists should stay in their classrooms, TV studios, and bureaucratic offices where it's safe, instead of venturing out into the real world where grownups will be put to the trouble of saving them from their useless selves.

Ecokooks at sea, communing with nature.

On a tip from Steve T.

Swine News

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:48 AM

Swine flu won't be the end of civilization after all — but this menace might be:


Compliments of SticksNStones.

Obama Nominee Set Record for Getting Fined

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:22 AM

The Obamination Administration is moving on from dime-a-dozen socialist tax cheats (Tim Geithner, Tom Daschle, Nancy Killefer, Ron Kirk, Kathleen Sebelius, et al.), having graduated to a higher class of crooked bureaucrat with the nomination of Ronald Sims:

President Obama's choice for the government's No. 2 housing job is embroiled in the largest fine in U.S. history for "blatant violations" of open records laws after the Washington State Supreme Court chastised his office for withholding documents detailing taxpayer costs for a new professional football stadium in Seattle.
The documents that Ronald Sims' office was found to have kept from the public when he served as King County executive included information about cheaper alternatives to the $430 million Seattle Seahawks stadium, which was built in 2002, according to a Washington Times review of the court records.
Washington's highest court ruled in January that the withheld documents would have allowed voters in a referendum to challenge "the veracity" of King County's request for $300 million in public bonds for the project. The justices found the actions of Mr. Sims' office to be so "egregious" that they scrapped a lower court's order of a $123,780 fine — the largest ever assessed in a public records case — and recommended that the penalty be increased to as much as $825,000.
Mr. Obama nominated Mr. Sims as the top deputy at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) just three weeks after the court's ruling, which harshly and repeatedly criticized Mr. Sims' office for its conduct during a 12-year legal fight.
If confirmed, Mr. Sims would help manage billions of federal dollars set aside for building, maintaining and operating public housing inside a government agency with a history of misspending and corruption. A Senate committee last week forwarded Mr. Sims' nomination to the full Senate without asking the nominee a single question.

Sounds like Sims really gets BO's conception of "transparency."

Ethnically correct: another big plus for Sims.

On a tip from The MaryHunter.

Student Caught Reading Fox News

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:59 AM

The story about the 11-year-olds who may be sent to reform school for looking at online pictures of lesbians in their fifth grade classroom was bad enough, but here's a still more disturbing example of the unacceptable material children are able to access online — right on school property:

The folks in one northern Michigan community can rest easy because it's clear their high school computer teacher is on the ball. Last week in the computer lab, a student who had completed his video production assignment killed time by surfing the Internet on a school computer. But the teacher (unnamed in news stories), caught a glimpse of the screen and put a stop to the student's consumption of vile and vulgar Internet content.
Just what despicable web site was the young man viewing? Here's fair warning before you read on… consider sending the children out of the room or at least shielding your eyes.
He was reading
According to reports, when the student, a senior, was caught scanning headlines on his video production teacher publicly berated and belittled him for reading the "wrong" news.
Thank goodness there are teachers like this all across America, protecting our children from the dangerous influences of the Internet.

It's very important that teachers snuff out this kind of inquisitiveness, before students make a habit of finding out what's going on in the world around them. Otherwise, years of expensive liberal indoctrination could be wasted.

On a tip from Name.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:30 AM


Compliments of Aaron S.

May 6, 2009

100 of America's Darkest Days

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:20 PM

What Hopey Change has meant so far:

We have over 1,000 days to go before this nightmare is over.

Via Gateway Pundit, on a tip from Burning Hot.

The Anointed One Refrains From Asking for Grey Poupon at Ray's Hell Burger Diner

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:11 PM

Just a regular guy. He doesn't ask for arugula either:

On a tip from AC.

Jim Carrey, the Environmental Guy

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:06 PM

Via Theo Spark, on a tip from Steve.

Separated at Birth?

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:46 PM

More uncanny similarities, compliments of Aaron S:

Dr. Evil and Granny Botox.

The Bobs, Baghdad and Gibbs.

NBC Propagandists Flaunt Their Inner Prude

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:38 PM

Sometimes MSM propagandists lie by what they don't say. Since Carrie Prejean sacrificed the Miss USA crown rather than personally endorse homosexual "marriage," NBC will stoop to any low to tear her down. Characteristically, Keith Olbermann's attacks have all the subtlety of a turd on a dinner plate, but other smears are more refined. For example, NBC's Decay Show pointedly refused to run a racy picture of Prejean on the grounds that it's too raunchy for their refined sensibilities — leaving us to imagine something out of Hustler magazine. But here's the picture:


NBC had no problem running a virtually identical picture of Miley Cyrus:

Apparently the pose isn't as raunchy, when the model is a 15-year-old.

Via The Dori Monson Show, on a tip from Subrookie.


It looks like I should have clarified: the "virtually identical picture" referred to above is not the totally different picture of Miley with her father, but the bareback picture shown in the video.

Post-Change America

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:43 AM

Before Comrade Obama is through leveling the playing field, even his trademark unicorns will be looking lean.


Compliments of Aaron S.

New York Governor Tackles Menace of Bottled Water

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:04 AM

In tough times, we require bold leaders, who will deal decisively with critical threats to our way of life. New York's unelected governor has risen to the call by restricting bottled water:

Gov. David Paterson is telling state agencies to cut spending and help the environment by switching from bottled to tap water, lending momentum to a national movement to wean Americans from their water bottles.

That ought to fix New York's $20 billion budget deficit, and save the polar bears too.

New Yorkers are being led by the blind.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Separated at Birth?

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:44 AM

Carrying on the bloodsucking tradition…



On a tip from ChicagoBlood.

Arlen Specter Shafted by Equally Treacherous Dems

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:40 AM

Justice is sweet. Benedict Arlen is betrayed by his new masters:

Despite promises from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) that Sen. Arlen Specter (Pa.) would retain his seniority after switching parties, Specter will be put at the end of the seniority line on all his committees but one under a resolution approved on the floor late Tuesday.
Under the modified organizing resolution, Specter will not keep his committee seniority on any of the five committees that he serves on and will be the junior Democrat on all but one — the chamber's Special Committee on Aging. On that committee, he will be next to last in seniority.
As a result, Specter — who as a Republican was ranking member on the Judiciary Committee and a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, as well as ranking member of the panel's Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education — will now rank behind all the other Democrats, at least until the end of this Congress.

Sphincter thought he could trust Harry Reid, a sewer rat who eagerly betrayed his own country? Bwahahaha!

At least he doesn't have to be bottom dog on that key Special Committee on Aging — highly appropriate for a guy with one foot in the grave.

Next will come the joy of seeing Spectacle fail to get reelected even as a Dem.

arlen specter
Time is running out for the most pathetic man in politics.

On tips from nancz, Air2air, and Kevin R.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:11 AM

Compliments of Aaron S.

Forced to Build £20,000 Home for a Bat

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:41 AM

I'll say this for moonbats, they do look out for their own. From Britain, where they have achieved nearly total domination:

A £20,000 heated house has been built for a legally-protected bat in East Sussex after a property developer was told to protect its habitat.
Permission to demolish two houses and build nine flats in Heathfield was given on condition that bats living there were given an alternative home.
A brown long-eared bat had been found in the roof of one of the houses.

Once again the public has been encouraged to kill exotic animals before bureaucrats become aware of them.

The bat mansion.

On a tip from Murff.

The Madman Theory of the Presidency

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:13 AM

A behind-the-scenes report on the "negotiations" at Chrysler, which is in the process of being eaten alive by a pack of socialist hyenas:

Creditors to Chrysler describe negotiations with the company and the Obama administration as "a farce," saying the administration was bent on forcing their hands using hardball tactics and threats.
Conversations with administration officials left them expecting that they would be politically targeted, two participants in the negotiations said.
Although the focus has so been on allegations that the White House threatened Perella Weinberg, sources familiar with the matter say that other firms felt they were threatened as well. None of the sources would agree to speak except on the condition of anonymity, citing fear of political repercussions.
The sources, who represent creditors to Chrysler, say they were taken aback by the hardball tactics that the Obama administration employed to cajole them into acquiescing to plans to restructure Chrysler. One person described the administration as the most shocking "end justifies the means" group they have ever encountered. Another characterized Obama was "the most dangerous smooth talker on the planet- and I knew Kissinger." Both were voters for Obama in the last election.
One participant in negotiations said that the administration's tactic was to present what one described as a "madman theory of the presidency" in which the President is someone to be feared because he was willing to do anything to get his way. The person said this threat was taken very seriously by his firm.

Don't mess with the King of Detroit.

For an excellent summary of the "negotiations" between a dying company and the government goons who have their foot on its throat, refer to Teh Resistance Blog.

On a tip from Kevin R.

Newsweek Celebrates Mad Pride

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:57 AM

The latest milestone in our march to Bedlam is called mad pride. Newsreek informs us that psychosis should be embraced as a "creative force."

Meet Will Hall, the elite media's conception of an ideal human being:

The 43-year-old has been diagnosed as schizophrenic, and doctors have prescribed antipsychotic medication for him. But Hall would rather value his mentally extreme states than try to suppress them, so he doesn't take his meds. Instead, he practices yoga and avoids coffee and sugar. He is delicate and thin, with dark plum polish on his fingernails and black fashion sneakers on his feet, his half Native American ancestry evident in his dark hair and dark eyes. Cultivated and charismatic, he is also unusually energetic, so much so that he seems to be vibrating even when sitting still.

Hall is a leader of the "mad pride" collective, which promotes the idea that mental illness is not an illness but a "gift." He doesn't like it that society still discriminates between "crazy" and "healthy" behavior. His own behavior is so far into the crazy zone, he managed to lose his job at an environmental organization due to his "frenetic state." After that he devoted himself to walking around San Francisco at night, listening to the "furious voices in his head." He has "bounced in and out of a public psychiatric hospital," and believes that plants communicate with him. But don't go passing judgment on the healthiness of his mental condition.

By embracing his insanity and encouraging other loonies not to take their pills, Hall hopes to "push the emergence of mental diversity." Newsbleak purrs with approval.

Next on the liberal agenda: evil pride, whereby activists insist we stop discriminating between right and wrong, so that we can celebrate the emergence of moral diversity. But then, we already have the Democrat Party.

Norman Bates celebrates his mental diversity.

On a tip from V the K.

Liberals Move Toward Decriminalizing Infanticide

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:09 AM

Andrea Yates and Debra Gindorf were lucky — these baby butchers had prominent moonbats to take up their cause. Yates had MSM apparatchik Katie Cupcake, and Gindorf had Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, who just commuted her sentence. But what of other baby killers, whose crimes aren't quite heinous enough to capture the hearts of the liberal elite? Who looks out for them?

Jessica Ferrar is who. Via Cassie Fiano:

She’s a Texas state representative, recently honored by Planned Parenthood and the proud owner of a 100% NARAL approval rating. She’s currently trying to force through a bill that would make Catholic hospitals be required to dispense the morning-after pill. Her latest bright idea? To decriminalize infanticide. Introducing Texas HB 3318, the first of its kind in the entire country, known as “the infanticide bill”.

The bill would distinguish the lesser crime of infanticide from murder, and define it like this:

A person commits an offense if the person wilfully by an act or omission causes the death of a child to whom the person gave birth within the 12-month period preceding the child's death.

It's infanticide instead of murder if

at the time of the act or omission, the person's judgment was impaired as a result of the effects of giving birth or the effects of lactation following the birth.

Killing your kid would still be a felony — but barely. Punishment would range from a maximum of 2 years down to 180 days, and/or a manageable $10,000 fine, far less than what most of us pay in taxes each year. This is for murdering your own child, so long as you do it before their first birthday.

This outrage has passed the Texas State Criminal Jurisprudence Committee and looks likely to become law. If this gets through in Texas, it's a cinch to take root in the rest of the country. The next step will be decriminalization.

Crying baby getting on your nerves? Brain in with a skillet and throw it out with the trash. Then tell the judge you were in a bad mood.

That liberals sympathize so openly with women who commit the ultimate crime by killing their own children tells you all you need to know about the condition of their souls.

By the way, Ferrar claims to be a Catholic. If that word is to mean anything at all, excommunication needs to come back into style.

Ferrar with an award from Planned Parenthood, via Gateway Pundit.

On tips from Oldcrow and Burning Hot. Hat tips: theblogprof, Stop the ACLU.

May 5, 2009

King of Detroit

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:31 PM


Compliments of Aaron S.

The Green Jobs Joke

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:27 PM

Here's the punch line: each "green" job costs us 2.2 productive jobs.

The fewer jobs, the more we think we need the government. Thus bureaucrats are motivated to drive up the unemployment rate with their antihuman environmentalist insanity. They have to break our legs first, before we'll be grateful to have them hand us a crutch.

On a tip from The MaryHunter.

A Lesson in Scale

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:16 PM

Obamanomics illustrated with pennies:

On tips from Burning Hot and J.

MSM Weenies Discover a President Worth Standing For

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:09 PM

As we've seen, W tended to get much warmer receptions from the military than does the Community Activist in Chief. But Comrade Obama has his fan base too. Watch the difference in reception from the pack of jackals known as the Washington press corps:

Hat tip: theblogprof.

California Police 2009

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:57 PM

We've come a long way since the days of Adam-12 — unfortunately, in the wrong direction.

Via ex-Liberal in Hollywood, on a tip from The MaryHunter.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:22 PM

Compliments of Aaron S.

Benedict Arlen Raises Money Through Fraud

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:50 AM

Congratulations to Arlen Specter for finding a home where he belongs in the party of Jack Murtha and Rod Blagojevich. How he ever passed himself off as a Republican becomes more mysterious by the day. Now we learn that the website he promoted while accusing the GOP of killing Jack Kemp by not throwing enough money at cancer is a scam; the money goes not for research but for the only cause dear to the shriveled turd that serves SPECTRE for a heart: keeping himself in power. The Forth Worth Star Telegram reports on his

While it appears at first glance to be a fundraising site for a reform movement to help Sen. Arlen Specter fund programs that will seek cures for major diseases, it's actually a fundraising arm for Specter's re-election.
A Specter spokeswoman told The Watchdog: " is explicit throughout — including the name itself — that the site raises money for a candidate."

But as David Freddoso observes:

It does not say anywhere explicitly in the text that your donation goes to re-elect Arlen Specter and not to medical research, but Specter's spokesman tells me that is the case. You have to go all the way to the bottom of the page to find clues — the donation requirements on the site match FEC requirements in terms of the legal amounts listed and the required information the site collects on donors. It states at the very bottom that the site is "Paid for by Citizens for Arlen Specter."
Unless you are already familiar with political donations, you might find this confusing.

More likely, you will find it deliberately deceptive.

Here's how Sphincter hyped his tricky site on Deface the Nation:

And one of the items that I'm working on, Bob, is funding for medical research. I've been the spear carrier to increase medical research. And I've even established a Web site,, to try to get people to put more pressure on Congress to join me in getting more funding.

Clearly this mollusk is trying to dupe people into thinking money they give him to buy power with will be used to cure cancer. The term for this is fraud. If there's any justice to be found in the District of Criminals, Specter will be running his precious reelection campaign from behind bars.

Ever ready to establish new lows.

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin, on a tip from Kevin R.

Google Employs Moonbat Lawnmowers

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:54 AM

Moonbatty Google has taken the plunge into overt self-parody:

Last week, Google brought in a herd of goats to mow the grass on its Mountain View, Calif. headquarters rather than using lawnmowers.
The company said that it wanted to take a more "low-carbon" approach with the goats reducing the company's contribution to air and noise pollution.

You would think such an absurd display of eco-piousness would earn them nothing but praise from other moonbats. But PETA militants can always find a reason to carp,

saying that though they have no problem with letting goats do what they do, they do have concerns about how they were transported and whether they have enough shelter and water.

Not to be outdone in the technology race, Yahoo too has used goats to keep the grass short.

Coming next: environmentally correct vacuum cleaners.

On a tip from The.

Michael Savage Banned From Britain

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:22 AM

They ought to issue a medal to accompany the honor of being banned from the rotting carcass of what was once Great Britain. Geert Wilders would be wearing it, in recognition of his courage in speaking out against the Islamization of Europe. Now immensely popular talk show host Michael Savage would too.

Quacks Home Secretary Jacqui Smith:

Coming to this country is a privilege. If you can't live by the rules that we live by, the standards and the values that we live by, we should exclude you from this country and, what's more, now we will make public those people that we have excluded.

Here's what the damp little rodents running Britain have against Savage:

This is someone who has fallen into the category of fomenting hatred, of such extreme views and expressing them in such a way that it is actually likely to cause inter-community tension or even violence if that person were allowed into the country.

By the cowardly euphemism "inter-community tension," she means, "we won't let him in the country because Muslims might not like it." Savage has fought a long legal battle with the Hamas front group CAIR, which like its liberal allies wants his voice silenced.

Savage receives Britain's highest honor.

On a tip from Heather M.

Obama Angling to Get American Money to Hamas

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:50 AM

Hamas was wise to endorse Comrade Obama. The terror cult — which has killed not only Israelis but numerous Americans — will be generously rewarded with our money:

The Obama administration, already on treacherous political ground because of its outreach to traditional adversaries such as Iran and Cuba, has opened the door a crack to engagement with the militant group Hamas.
The Palestinian group is designated by the U.S. government as a terrorist organization and under law may not receive federal aid.
But the administration has asked Congress for minor changes in U.S. law that would permit aid to continue flowing to Palestinians in the event Hamas-backed officials become part of a unified Palestinian government.

Your money is already pouring into Palestinian pockets:

The administration requested the changes this month as part of an $83.4-billion emergency spending bill that also contains funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The bill also would provide $840 million for the Palestinian Authority and for rebuilding in Gaza after the 22-day Israeli military assault this year.

Launch rockets at civilians until Israel is forced to respond, get paid $840 million by American taxpayers. Life is good, if you're a terrorist and the most powerful country in the world is controlled by fellow travelers.

The recipients of our largesse celebrating 9/11.

On a tip from Scaramouche.

Baby Killer Debra Gindorf Set Free

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:59 AM

You know liberals like what you've done when they bestow upon you their ultimate honor: victim status. Take Debra Gindorf, for example. Lots of women kill their kids in the womb, or halfway outside the womb, but Gindorf killed her son and daughter when they were 3 and 23 months, respectively.

Back in the 1980s, the justice system was insensitive enough to sentence her to life without the possibility of parole. But until murderers have been executed, there's no guarantee that liberals won't set them free — which Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has now done for Gindorf.

Moonbat activists are "ebullient" about this travesty of justice. According to their ideology, the dead children aren't the victims — Gindorf is. After her trial had finished, someone got the idea that she had been oppressed by postpartum depression — i.e., by motherhood itself. Like Andrea Yates, who has been publicly idolized by MSM princess Katie Cupcake, this granted Gindorf a license to kill.

Bobby Rush, the former Black Panther militant who is now a Congressman and prominent advocate of Cuban-style communism and repealing the Second Amendment, is also a big fan of "postpartum-awareness issues." He crows that Gindorf's release is

a significant step in recognizing some of the important issues as they relate to new mothers' health.

Murdering your own children is now a "health" issue even after the children have been born. Down the slippery slope to hell on earth we go.

On a tip from MP.

British Airline Dhimmis Remove Israel From Map

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:17 AM

Some in Britain are apparently willing to make a mockery of reality itself to demonstrate their obsequious dhimmitude:

The British airline, BMI, has removed Israel from the electronic maps displayed to passengers in some of its planes, Army Radio reports. The report claimed that the reason was to avoid offending Muslim passengers. However, the maps showed passengers the direction of Mecca.
Israel does not appear in maps on BMI flights between London and Tel Aviv, and Khefa, the pre-independence Arabic name for Haifa, appears on the maps.
In addition, the electronic maps display the distance between the plane and Mecca. … The airline has flights to Syria, Lebanon, and even Iran, whose President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has vowed "to wipe Israel off the map."

Looks like BMI beat Mad Mahmoud to the job. An airline spokesman explains:

We make every effort to take passengers' sensitivities into account through an apolitical policy.

Here's another example of BMI's "apolitical policy":

BMI is apparently bending over backwards to accommodate the sensitivities of its Saudi passengers. The British weekly Sunday Times reported last week that a stewardess was fired because she refused to don an abaya head covering and to walk behind male flight attendants on a flight bound for Saudi Arabia, regardless of rank.
The BMI internal document issued to crewmembers bound for Saudi Arabia stated: "It is expected that female crew members will walk behind their male counterparts in public areas such as airports no matter what rank."
The flight attendant, Lisa Ashton, refused to abide by BMI's policy, and was fired when she refused to travel to Saudi Arabia if she would be required to don an abaya.

They say if you put a frog in a pot and bring it very slowly to a boil, the frog will cook instead of jumping out to save itself. But dhimmitude is being brought to a boil rather quickly in Britain. You'd think the frogs would start jumping.

On a tip from The MaryHunter. Hat tip: New Wineskins.

Gilligan's Island as a Metaphor for American Politics

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:51 AM


The Skipper is the GOP, well-meaning but a doofus. The Professor is the Libertarian Party, academically correct, socially inept. The bumbling fool on the left can be counted on to wreck everything.

Compliments of Aaron S.

A Lie by Any Other Name Is Still a Lie

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:17 AM

Moonbats have gotten a lot of mileage out of the global warming farce. But even inside the bubble of liberal ideology, some have noticed that it hasn't gotten any warmer since 1998. So they're dumping the phrase:

The term turns people off, fostering images of shaggy-haired liberals, economic sacrifice and complex scientific disputes, according to extensive polling and focus group sessions conducted by ecoAmerica, a nonprofit environmental marketing and messaging firm in Washington.
Instead of grim warnings about global warming, the firm advises, talk about "our deteriorating atmosphere." Drop discussions of carbon dioxide and bring up "moving away from the dirty fuels of the past." Don't confuse people with cap and trade; use terms like "cap and cash back" or "pollution reduction refund."

Sounds like a tacit admission that the "global warming" campaign was a lie — not that this will prevent the government from crippling the economy with cap and trade lunacy by whatever name, on whatever pretext. As for evidence that "our deteriorating atmosphere" is actually deteriorating, that can be left to the next Al Gore blockbuster.

EcoAmerica has been conducting research for the last several years to find new ways to frame environmental issues and so build public support for climate change legislation and other initiatives. … Environmental issues consistently rate near the bottom of public worry, according to many public opinion polls. A Pew Research Center poll released in January found global warming last among 20 voter concerns; it trailed issues like addressing moral decline and decreasing the influence of lobbyists. "We know why it's lowest," said Mr. [Robert] Perkowitz, a marketer of outdoor clothing and home furnishings before he started ecoAmerica, whose activities are financed by corporations, foundations and individuals. "When someone thinks of global warming, they think of a politicized, polarized argument. When you say 'global warming,' a certain group of Americans think that's a code word for progressive liberals, gay marriage and other such issues."

In other words, when people hear "global warming," they know they're being preached to by moonbats. Encouragingly, they've learned to tune out the duckspeak. To counter, liberal propagandists will now change their message from "quack quack quack" to "quack quack quack quack":

The answer, Mr. Perkowitz said in his presentation at the briefing, is to reframe the issue using different language. "Energy efficiency" makes people think of shivering in the dark. Instead, it is more effective to speak of "saving money for a more prosperous future." In fact, the group's surveys and focus groups found, it is time to drop the term "the environment" and talk about "the air we breathe, the water our children drink."

Comments Robert Brulle, an expert on environmental communications at Drexel University:

You want to sell toothpaste, we'll sell it. You want to sell global warming, we'll sell that. It's the use of advertising techniques to manipulate public opinion.

Expect the new vocabulary to be quacked in unison soon by NBC, CBS, PBS, etc.

Robert Perkowitz of ecoAmerica.

On a tip from mega.

Governor Paterson Unionizes New York

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:44 AM

Unions have nearly finished the job of bleeding the automotive industry to death. Now it's time to move on to fresh victims. Ever-expanding government is there to help, not only at the national level, but wherever Democrats have seized hold of the levers of power. In New York, for example:

Gov. David A. Paterson has issued an order making it easier for labor unions to organize thousands of workers at some of New York's largest new hotel and convention center projects, including hotels in Niagara Falls and at the Belmont Park racetrack in Nassau County and the expansion of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.
The directive, which was signed on April 24 and issued on Friday, will require the operators of projects that receive assistance like loans, tax breaks or property leases from state agencies or public authorities to obtain "labor peace" agreements with unions seeking to organize their workers.
Under the agreements, workers would pledge not to strike, boycott or engage in other actions that would disrupt business or deprive the state of revenues.
The directive will give unions unprecedented leverage to demand right-to-organize provisions — including "card-check" rights that allow a union to be recognized as soon as a majority of workers sign authorization cards — for the roughly 2,000 workers expected to be hired at various facilities around the state once they are completed.

If you like what unions did to Detroit, you'll love the future America Democrats are preparing for us. You might call it Marxism by increments.

On a tip from Wiggins.

May 4, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:22 AM

Compliments of Aaron S.

Jimmy Carter to Help Socialist Dictator Harvest Cocaine

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:44 AM

W is gone, but his shadow Secretary of State is still at work, undermining American interests while sucking up to hostile tyrants. Now Jimmy Carter has taken his one-man traveling circus to Bolivia, which Castro knockoff Evo Morales has been driving ever deeper into socialist poverty, while exporting cocaine to the USA and kicking our diplomats and drug enforcement agents out of the country.

Morales invited his friend to come back and help harvest coca leaves, which are made into the cocaine that poisons our streets and schools.

Noting that Morales has been to his own property to harvest peanuts, Carter said he hoped to make such a trip on his next visit to Bolivia.

Now that our enemies are in charge of our country, socialist dictators like Morales are officially our allies. By the same token, our Democrat rulers have been putting the screws to Colombia, since it is a free country at war with narco-terrorists.

A smile shared by special friends.

On a tip from Conan.

Benedict Arlen: GOP Killed Jack Kemp

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:10 AM

It can't be easy for Arlen Specter to keep hitting new lows, after betraying the voters who elected him first by voting for the Porkzilla outrage, then by switching parties. Yet he manages. On CBS's Deface the Nation yesterday, he proclaimed that Jack Kemp died of cancer because stingy Republicans wouldn't spend enough on research.

You want this guy, Dems? You're welcome to him.

On tips from Wiggins, nancz, and Viking04.

The Domestic Extremism Lexicon

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:44 AM

In case you're wondering how the Department of Homeland Security spends the mountains of tax money shoveled into it — since our rulers clearly have no interest in defending the border or inconveniencing Islamic terrorists — have a look at the new supplement to the Newspeak dictionary entitled the Domestic Extremism Lexicon. This document is a useful accompaniment to Crappy Nappy Napolitano's study on the potential terror threat of anyone whose views fall to the right of Sean Penn's, and indispensible to aspiring apparatchiks who want to improve their vocabularies. A few sample terms:

alternative media: A term used to describe various information sources that provide a forum for interpretations of events and issues that differ radically from those presented in mass media products and outlets.

Simply by listening to talk radio or reading, you too could be taking part in domestic extremism. No wonder the government abandoned the War on Terror to focus on this far more prevalent threat.

antiabortion extremism: A movement of groups or individuals who are virulently antiabortion and advocate violence against providers of abortion-related services, their employees, and their facilities. Some cite various racist and anti-Semitic beliefs to justify their criminal activities.

I'll bet you didn't know that opposition to abortion is anti-Semitic. You see how much our wise government can teach us?

anti-immigration extremism: A movement of groups or individuals who are vehemently opposed to illegal immigration, particularly along the U.S. southwest border with Mexico, and who have been known to advocate or engage in criminal activity and plot acts of violence and terrorism to advance their extremist goals.

There follows a long list of examples. Just kidding; no examples exist.

This one is really scary:

patriot movement: A term used by rightwing extremists to link their beliefs to those commonly associated with the American Revolution.

Over 1 million of these fiends openly paraded their right-wing views just last Tax Day. Good thing Jane-O is here to protect the public with her various documents.

Wait until Jane-O gets her hands on those domestic extremists.

On a tip from Heather M.

May 3, 2009

Dem Rep Admits: Goal Is to Destroy Free Market Healthcare Insurance

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:26 PM

In case there is anyone left on the planet who doesn't understand that Democrat "healthcare reform" is a Stalinist power grab, here's Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) admitting in the clearest terms that the objective is to put private insurers out of business, leaving us peasants at the mercy of inept and frankly evil bureaucrats like herself:

Quoth Schakowsky, "This is not a principled fight." Of course not. Nothing liberals are doing to this country is principled.

No wonder this malevolent apparatchik tried to characterize the patriotic Tax Day Tea Parties as "despicable" and "shameful." When the villagers gather up their torches and pitchforks and storm the castle, she'll be among the first to go head-first into the moat.

On a tip from Evan S. Hat tip: theblogprof.

How to Show Our Troops We Aren't All Moonbat Ingrates

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:08 PM

More at The Gratitude Campaign.

On tips from Henry B and Ellen N.

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:54 PM

Compliments of Diversity Lane.

Feminazi Bashes Carrie Prejean

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:47 PM

As creepy homosexuals like Perez Hilton and Michael Musto subject Carrie Prejean to vile sexually oriented insults because of her failure to endorse the radical gay agenda, where are the feminists who claim to be the protectors of women? Laura Ingraham found one — Gloria Feldt:

Feldt proves her liberal credentials by pulling out the inevitable (and as always, unsubstantiated) "everybody does it" defense before making fun of Prejean's breasts. As NOW proved so decisively during the Slick Willie Administration, the malignant leftist agenda will always trump concern for women where feminists are concerned.

Compare the segment above with the coverage of this story at the execrable MSNBC and it becomes more clear than ever that the struggle between right and left is the struggle between high and low.

On a tip from V the K. Hat tip: Gateway Pundit.

Still More Tea Party Inspiration

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:15 PM

Moonbattery reader Heather Merritt not only helped organize the Tax Day Tea Party in Statesboro, Georgia, she gave a nice little speech:

Other fine Tax Day Tea Party speeches were made by Adrian Murray and Scott Nehring. It's not to soon to start speechwriting for the Fourth of July.

For the Obamunist Who Has Everything (Except Taste)

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:36 PM

Michelle Obama may have lousy taste in overpriced sneakers, but at least we haven't seen her wearing these:



BHO's place in history as America's kitschiest president is secure.

On a tip from Barry A.

Obamunism Predicted in 50-Year-Old Cartoon

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:59 AM

We can't say we weren't warned:

On a tip from Mandy.

Keith Olbermann Devotes Two-Minute Hate to Carrie Prejean

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:39 AM

What could be more disgusting than a militant pervert insulting a decent woman for being willing to sacrifice the Miss USA crown rather than endorse the desecration of holy matrimony? Only Keith Olbermann's take on it. Here we see Keith and a Village Voice creepazoid Michael Musto sanctimoniously denounce Carrie Prejean's breasts, compare her to infamous Nazi Klaus Barbie, and accuse her of having "cut off her penis":

Science has searched in vain to find a lower life form than Keith Olbermann, yet there are people who allow him to define reality for them.

Here again is Perez Hilton, the guy Olbermann characterizes as an "intellectual titan":

The stakes in the culture war couldn't be higher.

Hat tip: theblogprof.

Democrat Stimulus Happy Dance

Posted by Dave Blount at 10:45 AM

The economy may not have been stimulated by the obscene Porkzilla package, but at least Democrats were. Look, they're still celebrating:


Compliments of Aaron S.

May 2, 2009

Condi Rice Eviscerates Sanctimonious Moonbat

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:26 PM

Condi Rice disembowels a sniveling liberal puppy from Stanford University:

I sure miss having grownups in positions of authority.

The phony "torture" rhetoric moonbats have been pushing is going to blow up in their self-righteous faces when their policies inevitably lead to an attack that will make 9/11 look like a fender-bender. They will be complicit in the bloodshed, and everyone will know it.

On a tip from Bergbikr.

More Tea Party Inspiration

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:26 PM

Adrian Murray wasn't the only Moonbattery reader to give an inspiring speech during the Tax Day Tea Parties. Here's Scott Nehring of Good News Film Reviews in Saint Paul:

Surprisingly, this was his first public speech. Resistance to Obamunism is bringing out the best in us.

Andrew McCarthy to Holder: Hell No I'm Not Your Prop

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:43 PM

NRO contributor Andrew McCarthy is a former federal prosecutor who has so much experience with terror cases that the skeevy pro-terrorist rat currently serving as Attorney General invited him to be used as a prop in a farcical President's Task Force on Detention Policy. To his credit, McCarthy declined. Highlights from his response to Eric Holder:

[I]t is quite clear — most recently, from your provocative remarks on Wednesday in Germany — that the Obama administration has already settled on a policy of releasing trained jihadists (including releasing some of them into the United States). […T]he meeting will obviously be used by the administration to claim that its policy was arrived at in consultation with current and former government officials experienced in terrorism cases and national security issues. I deeply disagree with this policy, which I believe is a violation of federal law and a betrayal of the president's first obligation to protect the American people. Under the circumstances, I think the better course is to register my dissent, rather than be used as a prop.
Moreover, in light of public statements by both you and the President, it is dismayingly clear that, under your leadership, the Justice Department takes the position that a lawyer who in good faith offers legal advice to government policy makers — like the government lawyers who offered good faith advice on interrogation policy — may be subject to investigation and prosecution for the content of that advice, in addition to empty but professionally damaging accusations of ethical misconduct. Given that stance, any prudent lawyer would have to hesitate before offering advice to the government. …
Given your policy of conducting ruinous criminal and ethics investigations of lawyers over the advice they offer the government, and your specific position that the wartime detention I would endorse [i.e., keeping terrorists locked up at Club Gitmo instead of releasing them in the US and putting them on welfare] is tantamount to a violation of law, it makes little sense for me to attend the Task Force meeting. After all, my choice would be to remain silent or risk jeopardizing myself. …
Foreign terrorists trained to execute mass-murder attacks cannot simply be released while the war ensues and Americans are still being targeted. We have already released too many jihadists who, as night follows day, have resumed plotting to kill Americans. Indeed, according to recent reports, a released Guantanamo detainee is now leading Taliban combat operations in Afghanistan, where President Obama has just sent additional American forces.
The Obama campaign smeared Guantanamo Bay as a human rights blight. Consistent with that hyperbolic rhetoric, the President began his administration by promising to close the detention camp within a year. The President did this even though he and you (a) agree Gitmo is a top-flight prison facility, (b) acknowledge that our nation is still at war, and (c) concede that many Gitmo detainees are extremely dangerous terrorists who cannot be tried under civilian court rules. Patently, the commitment to close Guantanamo Bay within a year was made without a plan for what to do with these detainees who cannot be tried. Consequently, the Detention Policy Task Force is not an effort to arrive at the best policy. It is an effort to justify a bad policy that has already been adopted: to wit, the Obama administration policy to release trained terrorists outright if that's what it takes to close Gitmo by January.
Obviously, I am powerless to stop the administration from releasing top al Qaeda operatives who planned mass-murder attacks against American cities — like Binyam Mohammed (the accomplice of "Dirty Bomber" Jose Padilla) whom the administration recently transferred to Britain, where he is now at liberty and living on public assistance. I am similarly powerless to stop the administration from admitting into the United States such alien jihadists as the 17 remaining Uighur detainees. According to National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair, the Uighurs will apparently live freely, on American taxpayer assistance, despite the facts that they are affiliated with a terrorist organization and have received terrorist paramilitary training. Under federal immigration law (the 2005 REAL ID Act), those facts render them excludable from the United States. The Uighurs' impending release is thus a remarkable development given the Obama administration's propensity to deride its predecessor's purported insensitivity to the rule of law.
I am, in addition, powerless to stop the President, as he takes these reckless steps, from touting his Detention Policy Task Force as a demonstration of his national security seriousness. But I can decline to participate in the charade.

The kakistocracy running our government is for all intents and purposes on the side of the al Qaeda terrorists who carried out the atrocities of 9/11 and would like to inflict far worse. When the next attack inevitably comes, anyone who helped the Obama regime to power or helped advance its pro-terrorist policies will have American blood on their hands. Kudos to McCarthy for keeping his hands clean.

On a tip from The MaryHunter. Hat tip: Yid With Lid.

May 1, 2009

Open Thread

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:47 AM

Compliments of Heather M.

Portrait of a Nanny State Food Nazi: David Kessler

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:17 AM

Remember David Kessler, the officious bureaucrat who tried to place the tobacco industry under his jurisdiction when he was the FDA commissioner in the 1990s? The Supreme Court got in his way, but he still managed to help loot the industry for $billions. Now he has an even grander ambition: to determine what we eat.

In addition to his pathological need to impose his will on others — a universal trait among liberal bureauweenies — Kessler has a psychiatric disorder that manifests itself in wild weight swings:

At 5-foot-11, Kessler's weight has swung from 160 pounds to 230 pounds and back, many times over. He owns pants in sizes ranging from 34 to 42.

This he blames on Big Food, which uses nefarious substances such as sugar and salt to compel us to eat more than we want through the insidious means of causing food to taste good. Kessler proved his theory by burrowing through the garbage behind Chili's restaurants until he had uncovered boxes whose labels confirmed his terrible suspicions. According to the Dumpster-diving do-gooder:

The challenge is how do we explain to America what's going on — how do we break through and help people understand how their brains have been captured?

Kessler says that 85% of us share his inability to control what we eat, so powerful is Big Food's grip on our brains. The scheme is fiendishly clever:

Deprivation only heightens the way the brain values the food, which is why dieting doesn't work, he said.

I can confirm this from personal experience; the longer I go without eating, the hungrier I get.

This will no longer be a problem when Big Government inevitably does to Big Food what it did to Big Tobacco. Before long, food prices will follow cigarette prices through the stratosphere, with anything that tastes good either taxed beyond our means or banned outright. Kessler et al.'s work won't be done until Americans sport the lean physiques fashionable in socialist utopias that are a step ahead of us, like North Korea and Zimbabwe.

When liberals have finished perfecting society, rodents like Kessler will tell you what to eat.

On a tip from Shea.

The Animated Anointed One

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:05 AM

In case the Moonbat Messiah wants to expand his 100-day anniversary photographic self-tribute to include animated GIFs:

Always bringing a smile to the faces of his friends.

Letting loose his inner Rahm.

BO pays tribute to Uncle Joe.

Compliments of Aaron S.

Latest Design From Government Motors

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:34 AM

The ongoing nationalization of the auto industry is bringing Change to Detroit. Check out the latest design, guaranteed to get even better mileage than the inaptly named Smart car, and probably just as safe in a crash:


Compliments of libsarenavelint.

Beauty Is in the Eye of the Moonbat Media

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:18 AM

I knew our tax cheat Treasury Secretary looked familiar. Check out this "separated at birth?" comparison from Lucianne:


…and from Weasel Zippers:


See if you can guess which of the handsome gents above was listed as one of America's 100 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine.

Here's a clue: Rahm "Dead Fish" Emanuel also made the list, and for the same reason — merely being a henchman of The Anointed One makes you beautiful, in the eyes of the establishment media.

Dead Fish in all his beauty.

On a tip from Byron. Hat tips: I Hate the Media, Hot Air.

Imelda Obama

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:54 AM

Try not to let these tough economic times get you down. Bad as things are now, at least they're better than they will be when the hyperinflation sets in from Obama's spending spree, and when his energy policy causes prices to "necessarily skyrocket." Besides, even if we have to suffer, at least we can vicariously enjoy the high life being indulged in by others. Imagine how nice it would be to live so high on the hog, you could blow $540 on a pair of tacky-looking sneakers like these belonging to Michelle Obama:


Just thinking about it makes me feel rich.

On a tip from Viking04.

Obama Now Dictating What Cars Will Be Made

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:34 AM

Obviously the Moonbat Messiah is not showering $billions of our money on failed auto companies without expecting something in return. He wants what liberals always want — coercive power:

[D]espite Obama's protestations that he has no interest in running auto companies, it's clear that —with huge sums of federal tax money sunk into Chrysler and GM — he will be very hands-on.
The U.S. government will appoint four of the nine board members of the new Chrysler, with alliance partner Fiat naming only three and the UAW and Canadian government getting one spot each.
And one condition of Fiat boosting its stake in Chrysler from 20% to 35% is that Fiat-Chrysler build a 40-miles-per-gallon car in the United States.
Yes, the U.S. government, as a quid pro quo for surrendering more control of Chrysler to Fiat, is dictating what kind of cars must be built.

A community activist is now in charge of what cars are made. At least this is good news for Toyota — except that when no one wants to buy the government-mandated golf carts squirted out by Detroit in the brief intervals between union coffee breaks, tariffs will be imposed to make real cars unaffordable.

But there is a bright side: the more people are killed driving flimsy little death traps, the less polar bear–oppressing CO2 will be emitted.

Coming soon from post–free market Detroit.

Hat tip: theblogprof.

Photographic Tribute to Moonbat Messiah's Megalomania

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:02 AM

While the deficit rockets through the stratosphere, the suffocating bureaucracy metastasizes explosively, hundreds of thousands lose their job, our enemies sneer and grow bolder, and the economy plunges toward depression, the Community Activist in Chief celebrates 100 days of destruction with a photographic tribute to the Era of Hopey Change.

Pretty much all the photos are of him, but there are a couple of exceptions. For example, here's a picture of his favorite snack:


Look for Kool-Aid–guzzling cultists throughout the country to start eating crackers and cheese off fancy china.

Bound in a nice vinyl album from Kmart, this photo collection will make an excellent gift, next time The One visits with British leaders.

On a tip from Jay Guevara.

Washington State Voters Disenfranchised

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:40 AM

The audacity of arrogance that characterizes this nightmare of Democrat rule marches forward in Washington state, where Governor Christine Gregoire signed a bill pledging Washington's electoral votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the national popular vote — the will of Washington voters be damned.

This contempt for her own constituents' right to vote is a result of liberals' hostility toward the Electoral College, which serves to balance out the power of densely populated areas. By no coincidence, these areas vote overwhelmingly for Democrats, due to the social and moral decay prevalent in large cities.

Christine Gregoire has shown contempt for the will of the voters before. In 2004, she cheated her way into office, just as Al Franken has been doing in Minnesota.

Gregoire does her part to dismantle our republic.

On a tip from Kevin R.